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2008 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Site Time

September 6 LYCOMING Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

September 13 King’s Metzler Fields; Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 1 p.m.

September 20 HARTWICK • Butterfield Stadium (Homecoming Weekend) 1 p.m.

September 27 St. John Fisher • Growney Stadium; Pittsford, N.Y. 1 p.m.

October 11 Norwich • Sebine Field; Northfield, Vt. 1:30 p.m.

October 18 FROSTBURG STATE Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

October 25 UTICA • Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

November 1 SPRINGFIELD • Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

November 8 Alfred • Merrill Field; Alfred, N.Y. 1 p.m.

November 15 Cortland SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex; Cortland, N.Y. noon

• Empire 8 game

Home games in CAPITAL LETTERS.

ITHACA COLLEGE


ITHACA COLLEGE

Information

Location 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, N.Y.

Enrollment 6,350

Founded 1892

President Thomas Rochon

Nickname Bombers

Colors Blue and Gold

Affiliation NCAA Division III

Conference Empire 8

Home Field Butterfield Stadium

(Capacity) (5,000)

Division of Athletics/

Sports Information

Directory

Head Football Coach Mike Welch

Phone (607) 274-1143

Fax (607) 274-1667

E-mail mwelch@ithaca.edu

Director of

Intercollegiate Athletics Ken Kutler

Phone (607) 274-3209

Associate Director of

Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Lindberg

Phone (607) 274-3199

Assistant Director of

Intercollegiate Athletics Ernie McClatchie

Phone (607) 274-5708

Senior Woman Administrator Deb Pallozzi

Phone (607) 274-1270

Operations and

Events Coordinator Andrea McClatchie

Phone (607) 274-3793

Supervisor of Athletic Trainers Kent Scriber

Phone (607) 274-3178

Sports Information Director Mike Warwick

Phone (607) 274-1401

E-mail mwarwick@ithaca.edu

Assistant Sports

Information Director Joe Gladziszewski

Phone (607) 274-3825

Assistant Sports

Information Director Chris Lewis

Phone (607) 274-5214

Butterfield Stadium Press Box (607) 274-1700

Sports Hot Line (607) 274-1161

Sports Information Fax (607) 274-1671

College Information

Egbert Hall (607) 274-3011

Admissions Office (607) 274-3124

Job Hall (800) 429-4274

Financial Aid Office (607) 274-3131

Campus Center (800) 429-4275

College Web Page www.ithaca.edu

Athletics Web Page bombers.ithaca.edu

Contents

Jim Butterfield Stadium 1

Football History 2-4

Winningest Division III Teams 3

Dick Lyon Press Box 5

NCAA Championships 6-7

NCAA Playoff Results 7

All-Americans 8-10

Letter Winners 10-15

Mike Welch, Head Coach 16-17

Bomber Coaching Records 16

Football Staff Phone Directory 17

Assistant Coaches 18-20

2008 Outlook 21-25

Player Profiles 26-41

2008 Veteran Roster 42-43

Bomber Pronunciation Guide 43

2008 Freshman/Transfer Roster 44

2007 Statistics 45-48

2007 Review 49-53

2007 Empire 8 54-55

Record Book 56-62

Playoff Records 63-65

2008 Opponent Profiles 66-75

All-Time Results 76-80

Series Records 81

Junior Varsity Football 82

The Student-Athlete 83

Administration 84

Press Information IBC

Bombers on the Air IBC

2008 Schedule BC

Press Information

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

For information, photos, stories, statistics, and videotape

highlights, or to arrange an interview with a coach or athlete,

please contact Mike Warwick in the sports information office,

Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850; phone: (607) 274-1401.

PRESS BOX CREDENTIALS

Visiting media should contact the sports information office

at least 10 days in advance of the game to reserve space.

Abbreviated statistics will be provided following

each quarter and a complete game summary

will be available 20 minutes after the game in the press

box. Power outlets are also available in the press box.

ITHACA COLLEGE

ESPN’S Sal Paolantonio joined IC-TV’s broadcast

of 2005’s Empire 8-clinching win over Alfred.

Paolantonio (center) is shown with IC-TV’s

Matt Antalek (left) and Nate Lindberg.

RADIO BROADCAST

Radio crews wishing to broadcast a game must make arrangements with the sports information office.

A phone line is available for one visiting station per game at a fee of $25.

ACCESSIBILITY

Questions about accommodation for individuals with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity

Compliance at (607) 274-3909 (voice), (607) 274-1767 (TDD) or bleblanc@ithaca.edu as much

in advance of the event as possible.

CREDITS

This Bombers media guide is produced by the Ithaca College Office of Sports Information: Mike Warwick,

director; Joe Gladziszewski and Chris Lewis, assistant directors; Donna Mosher, department assistant. Photographic

services by Tim McKinney and Patricia Reynolds unless otherwise indicated.

Bombers on the Air

ON RADIO

All Ithaca football games can be heard live on award-winning WICB, 91.7 FM. The broadcast features senior

Lee Small and junior Michael Polak. The pregame show starts 30 minutes before kickoff. All six home games

will also be broadcast by VIC (106.5 FM). Both stations’ coverage is available over the Internet, and can be

accessed at www.wicb.org/?page=listen and www.vicradio.org/.

WICB also carries Sportstalk, a 60-minute program that airs Sundays at 6 p.m. Included in the call-in

format of the show are game highlights, interviews and comprehensive coverage of Ithaca’s athletic program.

ON TELEVISION

All five Bomber home games will be televised by ICTV on Time Warner Cable’s channel 16. Bombers

Football is cablecast live and re-shown on a tape-delayed basis at 7 p.m. the day of the game. It is produced

by seniors Ryan Boyce and Allison Gainza.

For the fourth year in a row, every Bomber home game will be streamed online. Fans can watch for free

(a high-speed connection is required; dial-up connections will not work) through a link provided on the

Ithaca website at www.bombers.ithaca.edu/schedules.asp?path=football.

In addition, Time Warner Cable regularly broadcasts the Cortaca Jug game live in the Cortland, Ithaca

and Syracuse markets as well as other selected areas throughout the state.

Every Sunday at 9 p.m. ICTV viewers can watch The Gridiron Report, a live game-review program

featuring coach Mike Welch. The Gridiron Report, which is produced by senior Becky Goodling, can be

seen courtesy of cable companies throughout New York.

ON TEAMLINE

Bomber fans can hear the live play-by-play coverage of

Ithaca football even when they can’t make it to the game.

Just call TEAMLINE at 800-846-4700 and enter Ithaca’s

four-digit access code (3945). Charge the call on your

Visa or Mastercard credit card and listen to the action,

broadcast live by WICB-FM, over the phone. Fans can

listen as long as they like and pay only for the time they

listen. The longer the call, the lower the per-minute rate.

A Preferred Partner


Section Jim Butterfield head Stadium ITHACA COLLEGE

On September 19, 1992, before a crowd of 4,417

fans, which included former players and then-

NCAA executive director Dick Schultz, South

Hill Field was renamed Jim Butterfield Stadium. The

move by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees placed

the name most associated with the school’s football

program on the facility. Butterfield joined Grambling’s

Eddie Robinson and Roy Kidd of Eastern

Kentucky as college football’s only active coaches to

have their home field named for them.

Recognized as one of the top natural-grass facilities

in Division III football, Butterfield Stadium has

seating capacity for approximately 5,000 spectators,

although crowds of more than 10,000 fans have attended

games there—including a facility-record

12,620 for the 2001 Cortland game.

ATTENDANCE RECORDS

Date Opponent Attendance

November 10, 2001 Cortland 12,620

November 4, 1995 Cortland 12,511

November 15, 2003 Cortland 11,743

November 8, 1997 Cortland 11,741

November 9, 1991 Cortland 10,903

November 6, 1999 Cortland 10,189

November 10, 2007 Cortland 9,700

November 12, 2005 Cortland 9,500

October 20, 1979 American International est. 9,000

September 15, 1979 St. Lawrence est. 8,000

September 27, 1980 Fordham est. 8,000

October 11, 1980 Springfield est. 8,000

The original stadium was completed in the summer

of 1958. On September 27, 1958, Ithaca hosted

East Stroudsburg in the first regular-season game on

South Hill Field. Trailing 6-0 at halftime, Ithaca rallied

behind an Al Cain five-yard touchdown run and

a scoring pass from Bob Ryan to future Ithaca College

Athletic Hall of Fame member Dick Carmean.

The Bombers’ 14-6 win snapped a streak of eight

consecutive losses to the Warriors.

Ithaca has posted undefeated home records 15

times since 1958. Since the NCAA adopted a three-

division format in 1973, Ithaca has lost just 29 games

at home, with 11 of those coming at the hands of Division

II opponents. Ithaca is 13-5 in NCAA playoff

games at the facility and 2-1 in ECAC postseason

competition.

The Bombers have won over 80 percent of their

Butterfield Stadium/South Hill Field games. In 1998

the Bombers celebrated their 200th game at South

Hill Field/Butterfield Stadium by beating St. Lawrence,

60-0. During coach Jim Butterfield’s 27-season

career, the team’s home record was 117-25-1, a

winning percentage of .822.

A number of improvements have been made

since the facility was first used in 1958, including the

latest renovation—a new scoreboard and message

board installed in 2004. The press box, which was

constructed in 1960, was renovated in 1985 and again

in 1998. New bleachers were added in 1978, as was

the track that surrounds the football field. The track,

resurfaced most recently in 1997, has played host to

championships in the Independent College Athletic

Conference, the Empire Athletic Association, the

New York State Women’s Collegiate Athletic Association

and the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

RECORD AT SOUTH HILL FIELD/

BUTTERFIELD STADIUM

199-49-1, .801

Years Won Lost Pct

1958-59 6 1 .857

1960-69 24 12 .667

1970-79 * 41 9 .820

1980-89 48 9 .842

1990-99 43 13 .768

2000-07 37 5 .881

* one tie

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ITHACA COLLEGE Football History

One of the school’s most successful athletic

programs, the Ithaca football team also ranks

among the top programs in the nation. The

many highlights of Bomber football include:

Three NCAA Division III football

championships, a total surpassed only by

Augustana and Mount Union.

Seven appearances in the Division III

national championship game, the Amos

Alonzo Stagg Bowl.

Totals of 40 playoff games and 27 wins

(both among the Division III leaders).

The fourth-best winning percentage in

Division III (.660).

Eight Lambert/Meadowlands Cups, presented

to the top small-college program in the East

each season; and nine Eastern College Athletic

Conference (ECAC) team of the year trophies.

ECAC championships in 1984, 1996, 1998

and 2004.

Four years ago the Bombers recorded the program’s

400th victory.

Ithaca’s Division III teams

have been guided by coach Jim

Butterfield, a 1997 inductee

into the College Football Hall of

Fame, and current coach Mike

Welch, a player and assistant

coach under Butterfield.

Following Butterfield’s retire-

JIM BUTTERFIELD

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ment in 1993, Welch was named

Ithaca’s ninth head football coach.

His first team finished the regular season with six

consecutive wins to earn the program’s 12th NCAA

playoff berth. The Bombers posted playoff wins over

Buffalo State (in overtime) and Plymouth State and

nearly reached the Stagg Bowl, losing, 23-19, in the

1974 1980

1975 1984

1978 1985

1988

1991

LAMBERT/

MEADOWLANDS CUP

semifinals to Washington & Jefferson. Ithaca slipped

to 5-4 in 1995 but was back in the postseason hunt

again in 1996. The Bombers capped a 7-3 season with

the ECAC Northeast championship, thanks to a 27-21

win at Worcester State. In 1997, a seven-game winning

streak put Ithaca in the playoff race, but back-toback

losses by a total of eight points in the season’s last

two games knocked the Bombers out of postseason

contention. The 1998 team won eight of 10 regular-

season games, then routed Hartwick, 40-6, in the

ECAC North championship. A year later Ithaca made

its 17th postseason appearance, reaching the ECAC

Northwest championship. In 2001 the Bombers made

a run in the NCAA tournament for the second time

under Welch. After a 9-1 regular season, the 2001

team traveled to Montclair State and Rensselaer to

post two playoff wins. The Bombers then fell to

Rowan to end the successful season. The 2003 season

saw road wins over Brockport and Montclair State in

the NCAA playoffs before a snowy loss at Rensselaer

in the national quarterfinals. The 2005 team reached

ECAC TEAM

OF THE YEAR

1974 1984

1975 1985

1978 1988

1979 1991

1980

the NCAA playoffs for the 15th time and last fall the

program was back in the playoffs again.

When Butterfield arrived at Ithaca in 1967 for his

first collegiate head coaching post, Ithaca’s schedule

included top teams like Lehigh, West Chester, and

C.W. Post. His first seven seasons produced a 29-29

record, before the program took off in the 1974 season.

Ithaca won 10 straight games that season, scoring

over 25 points in all but one of those games. An NCAA

playoff win over Slippery Rock put Ithaca into its

first Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, where the team lost

to Central (Iowa), 10-8. Ithaca won the Division III

team offense title that year, averaging 487.9 yards

per game, a total topped by only four teams since.

The Bombers were back in the national championship

game a year later, posting 10 straight wins (five

by shutout). In one of those shutouts, a 61-0 win over

Springfield, Ithaca’s defense set Division III records

for fewest total yards allowed (minus 50) and fewest

rushing yards allowed (minus 94). In the playoffs,

the Bombers topped Fort Valley and Widener before

losing to Wittenberg, 28-0. All-Americans Jerry


Section head ITHACA COLLEGE

Boyes, a quarterback, and running back Dave Remick

were mainstays on those first two Stagg Bowl

teams.

Wittenberg again eliminated the Bombers from

the postseason in 1978, a season that saw Ithaca

lead Division III in rushing offense (averaging 320.1

yards per game). A year later the Bombers upset the

three top seeds on the way to the school’s first national

championship in any sport. Linebacker John

Laper, the school’s career leader in tackles, and running

back Bob Ferrigno, who tops the program in

postseason rushing yards, were two of the top players

on that team. The Bombers were back in the Stagg

Bowl in 1980 and 1985, and reached the semifinals

in 1986.

The 1988 season brought another national championship.

The Bombers were 9-1 in the regular season,

posted an overtime win over defending champion

Wagner in a first-round playoff game, avenged their

regular-season loss to Cortland in the second round

and defeated Ferrum in the semifinals to earn a sixth

Stagg Bowl visit. Ithaca’s 39-24 win over Central

gave the program its second national championship.

The Bombers set four playoff records: most points

(159), first downs (91), net yards rushing (1,377) and

total offense (1,719 yards).

Two freshmen who played in the 1988 championship

game—quarterback Todd Wilkowski and kicker

Matt Sullivan—were back in the Stagg Bowl again

in 1991. Wilkowski set a number of school passing

records as a senior. After a week-four loss to Springfield

put postseason hopes in jeopardy, Wilkowski

(who was inducted into Ithaca’s Athletic Hall of

Fame in 2002) engineered two scoring drives in the

final minutes the following week against American

International en route to a 23-20 win. Ithaca won its

remaining four regular-season games and then beat

Glassboro State, Union and Susquehanna in the playoffs

to set up the Stagg Bowl return.

Ed Mahoney (80), who will be inducted into

Ithaca’s Athletic Hall of Fame this fall, earned all-

America honors as both a punter and placekicker.

In the national championship game, Wilkowski

passed for 262 yards and two touchdown passes and

Jeff Wittman rushed for three touchdowns as Ithaca

defeated Dayton, 34-20. Ithaca’s 94 first downs and

1,867 yards in total offense were NCAA playoff records.

Ithaca made its 11th appearance in the NCAA

postseason in 1992, but had its three-year streak

broken in Butterfield’s last year.

Butterfield was named Kodak Coach of the Year

by the American Football Coaches Association in

1988 and 1991, and earned District I honors from

the same organization seven times: in 1974, from

1978-80, and again from 1984-86.

Following Ithaca’s national championship seasons

WINNINGEST DIVISION III FOOTBALL TEAMS BY PERCENTAGE

No. School Years Won Lost Tied Pct

1. St. John’s (Minn.) 96 539 219 24 .705

2. Wisconsin-La Crosse 83 512 217 40 .692

3. Linfield 92 496 238 30 .669

4. ITHACA 74 418 208 11 .665

5. Concordia (Wis.) 27 167 86 3 .658

6. Wittenberg 113 663 337 32 .658

7. Augustana (Ill.) 94 505 267 28 .649

8. Wisconsin-Whitewater 82 450 245 21 .643

9. Central (Iowa) 97 530 295 26 .638

10. Pacific Lutheran 78 433 239 33 .638

(chart courtesy of the NCAA)

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ITHACA COLLEGE

ITHACA COLLEGE Section head

in 1979, 1988 and 1991, Butterfield was presented

the Stan Lomax-Irving T. Marsh Award as Eastern

coach of the year by the New York Football Writers

Association. The 1988 season also brought him Division

III coach of the year recognition from Chevrolet.

National recognition came to his players as well,

with 85 of his Bombers winning 149 all-American

spots.

Already a member of the Ithaca

College Athletic Hall of Fame,

Butterfield added to his long

list of accomplishments in 1997

when he became the first member

of the Bomber football program

to earn induction into the College

Football Hall of Fame.

LEONARD SCHRECK Ithaca’s football program began

in 1930, under coach Leonard

Schreck. At that time, Ithaca

played a five-game schedule that

included freshman teams from

St. Lawrence and Colgate, and

varsity teams from Mansfield,

Hartwick and Cortland.

Coach Bucky Freeman took

over in 1931 and led the Bombers

to their first winning season, a 3-2

mark. His 13-year tenure featured

nine winning seasons. Freeman

coached back Ken Patrick, who still ranks among

the program’s rushing leaders with 1,500 yards.

Football was discontinued from 1943-45. Between

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BUCKY FREEMAN

1946 and 1957, Pete Hatch, Joseph Hamilton and

Art Orloske served as Ithaca’s head coaches.

The hiring of Dick Lyon in

1958 produced a resurgence in

the program. On the heels of a 2-5

season, Lyon’s first team posted a

6-1 record in 1958. That team, captained

by lineman John Fasolino,

a member of the Ithaca Athletic

Hall of Fame, held the opposition

to eight points or fewer in six of

DICK LYON

seven games.

In 1959 an incentive was added

to the already competitive Ithaca-Cortland rivalry.

Team captains Dick Carmean from Ithaca and

Tom Decker of Cortland joined to donate a traveling

trophy, named the Cortaca Jug, to be presented

to the winning team each year. Today the matchup

is one of the most prominent in Division III. The last

eight Cortaca Jug games held in Ithaca have attracted

crowds of 9,500 or more.

Ithaca posted three straight 6-2 records from

1962-64. Among the standouts of the period were

1962 all-American running back Bill O’Dell and

Sam Curko, a guard, linebacker and kicker who earned

all-America honors in 1963. In 1965 the Bombers

finished 8-0 for the program’s first undefeated season.

Quarterback James Harris passed for 1,269

yards and nine touchdowns that year.

Lyon’s teams posted a winning record every

season. In 1967 he joined the football staff at Army,

opening the door for the arrival of Butterfield.

Doug Bencsko (16) is interviewed by John Dockery of ABC Sports following Ithaca’s win in the

1979 Stagg Bowl while Jim Butterfield holds the school’s first national championship trophy.


Section Dick Lyon head Press Box ITHACA COLLEGE

At a special ceremony

held in 1998, the press

box at Butterfield Stadium

was renamed the Dick

Lyon Press Box in honor of

the former Bomber coach. The

ceremony, which was part of

Ithaca’s Homecoming Weekend

festivities, also coincided

with the 40th anniversary of

the first football game played

at the facility (formerly known

as South Hill Field).

A group of coach Lyon’s

former players spearheaded a

fund-raising drive that enabled

the school to make improvements to the press box,

which includes private coaching booths for both

teams and broadcast facilities for up to four radio stations.

Lyon’s first year as head coach at Ithaca in 1958

Charles Baker ’41 (1971)

David Barton ’67 (1981)

Charles Boots ’61 (1998)

Jerry Boyes ’76 (1986)

Bill Bryant ’76 (1989)

Jim Butterfield (1975)

Doug Campbell ’72 (1984)

Bob Campese ’82 (1995)

Dick Carmean ’60 (1973)

Jack Cashman ’61 (2002)

Frank Clarke ’37 (1969)

Joe Corcoran ’50 (1978)

Sam Curko ’64 (1999)

Doug DeCarr ’82 (1987)

Joseph D’Orazio ’36 (1996)

John Fasolino ’60 (2001)

Frank Fazio ’67 (1981)

Dan Feldman ’90 (2007)

Merwin Fenton ’41 (1998)

Bob Ferrigno ’81 (1987)

James Freeman (1967)

Bill George ’80 (2000)

Claude Grace ’37 (1969)

Ted Greves ’74 (1983)

James Harris ’66 (1990)

ITHACA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

FOOTBALL INDUCTEES

(73)

Harold Hatch ’36 (1972)

Gideon Hawley ’36 (1973)

Jim Hercinger ’48 (1969)

Hop Hickey ’34 (2001)

Howard Hillis ’36 (1993)

Alan Howell ’77 (1991)

Robert Ingerson ’41 (1988)

Raymond LaGere ’41 (1992)

John Laper ’80 (1990)

Mike Lurel ’41 (1992)

Dick Lyon (1970)

Ed Mahoney ’95 (2008)

Mike McKillop ’42 (1969)

Matt Mees ’80 (2005)

Ed Michael ’65 (1993)

Mike Middaugh ’88 (1994)

Gene Monje ’64 (2004)

John Mottola ’42 (1978)

Mike Nicholas ’48 (1976)

John Nicolo ’80 (1986)

Perry Noun ’59 (1972)

John Nugent ’50 (1999)

Tom Nugent ’36 (1970)

Bill O’Dell ’63 (1991)

John O’Neill ’42 (1996)

also featured the team’s move to South Hill Field.

One of his team’s early conditioning drills was to

walk the length of the field picking up rocks on the

new playing surface. Now known as Butterfield Stadium,

the facility (including the Dick Lyon Press

Box) is one of Division III’s finest.

Mike Ornato ’59 (1977)

Ken Patrick ’35 (1969)

Ed Pesaresei (2007)

Dave Remick ’75 (1987)

Bob Ryan ’64 (2004)

Alvin Saake ’37 (1991)

Mike Scott ’89 (1995)

Kent Scriber ’72 (1990)

Ron Segal ’63 (2003)

Fred Seither ’50 (1998)

Jim Shaw ’73 (2003)

Bill Sheerin ’84 (2001)

Paul Thomann ’54 (2005)

Tim Torrey ’86 (2003)

Len Tyler ’66 (2001)

Frank Urso ’43 (1992)

Bob Valesente ’62 (1971)

Thomas Vogt ’64 (1988)

Todd Wilkowski ’93 (2002)

Jim Wilson ’63 (2007)

Tony Wise ’73 (1993)

Jeff Wittman ’93 (2001)

Bob Wojnar ’73 (1996)

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ITHACA COLLEGE NCAA Championships

1979

ITHACA 14, Wittenberg 10

December 1

Ithaca 0 7 7 0 — 14

Wittenberg 7 3 0 0 — 10

PHENIX CITY, Ala.—Quarterback Doug Bencsko

passed for one touchdown and ran for another, and

the Bomber defense limited top-ranked Wittenberg

to just 10 points to secure Ithaca’s first national

championship.

The win marked the fourth time in five tries that

the Bombers had beaten an undefeated opponent.

The two teams scored on consecutive possessions

in the first half. After recovering an Ithaca fumble

in the first quarter, Wittenberg drove 51 yards on 11

plays to score the first points. The Bombers tied the

game on their next possession, a 15-play, 76-yard

drive capped by Bencsko’s 11-yard touchdown pass

to split end Jim Meyer. The Tigers moved ahead

again on a field goal with five seconds remaining in

the first half.

Another long drive, this one covering 58 yards in

11 plays, led to Bencsko’s one-yard touchdown dive.

The score, with 1:33 left in the third quarter, turned

out to be the last of the game.

All four Tiger fumbles occurred in Ithaca territory,

and two were recovered by the Bombers inside the15yard

line. Linebacker Harry Moss and nose guard

Don Phillips each had 12 total tackles for Ithaca, and

defensive back Tony Smith added 10. All-American

linebacker John Laper and defensive tackle Jimmy

Hoffman had nine tackles apiece.

WU — King 1 run (Dowds kick)

IC — Meyer 11 pass from Bencsko (Darling kick)

WU — Dowds 34 FG

IC — Bencsko 1 run (Darling kick)

Att: 6,500

IC WU

First Downs 15 18

Rushes-Yards 45-151 51-219

Passing Yards 66 90

Passes Att-Com-Int 21-7-1 25-10-0

Total Yards 217 309

Return Yards 3 9

Punts-Average 7-34.1 6-32.7

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-4

Penalties-Yards 5-48 5-55

Individual Leaders

Rushing: WU — King 20-81; Delaney 15-62;

Buckley 8-54

IC — Ferrigno 19-82; Nicolo 15-37;

Bencsko 11-32

Passing: WU — Delaney 25-10-0, 90

IC — Bencsko 21-7-1, 66

Receiving: WU — Moon 3-39; King 3-2; Davis 2-4

IC — Duncan 4-45; Meyer 2-19

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1988

ITHACA 39, Central (Iowa) 24

December 10

Ithaca 0 15 17 7 — 39

Central 0 8 7 9 — 24

PHENIX CITY, Ala.—Stagg Bowl most valuable

player Paul Parker rushed for 208 yards and three

touchdowns, leading Ithaca to a 39-24 win over Central.

Central came into the game yielding an average

of fewer than 100 rushing yards per game, but

Ithaca rushed for 408 on the afternoon. The passing

attack was effective as well, as quarterbacks

Todd Wilkowski and Tom Pasquale combined to

complete 11 of 15 passes for 116 yards. The team

completion mark of .733 established an Ithaca playoff

record.

Touchdown runs of 23 and 26 yards by Parker, a

five-yard scoring run by Wilkowski, and Matt Sullivan’s

42-yard field goal helped Ithaca build a 25-8

advantage. The Dutchmen closed the gap to10 points

on a third-quarter touchdown, but on the following

kickoff Mike Scott scored on an 84-yard return.

Parker’s third touchdown put the game out of reach

in the fourth.

Cornerback Tom Knapp tied a Stagg Bowl and

school playoff record with three interceptions,

and linebacker Matt Herbst led the team in tackles

with 11.

IC — Parker 23 run (McLaughlin pass from Barker)

IC — Wilkowski 5 run (Sullivan kick)

CC — Novak 37 pass from Kooiker

(Bruxvoort pass from Kooiker)

IC — Sullivan 42 FG

IC — Parker 26 run (Sullivan kick)

CC — Bruxvoort 7 pass from Kooiker (Phipps kick)

IC — Scott 84 kickoff return (Sullivan kick)

CC — Phipps 41 FG

IC — Parker 4 run (Sullivan kick)

CC — Barten 6 run (Kooiker pass failed)

Att: 4,000

IC CC

First Downs 26 15

Rushes-Yards 69-408 24-56

Passing Yards 116 233

Passes Att-Com-Int 15-11-1 35-14-3

Total Yards 524 289

Return Yards 41 19

Punts-Average 4-31.8 5-34.2

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

8-84 3-15

Rushing: IC — Parker 22-208; Scott 15-92

CC — Barten 11-54

Passing: IC — Wilkowski 5-4-0, 33;

Pasquale 10-7-1, 83

CC — Kooiker 35-14-3, 233

Receiving: IC — Hammel 3-40; Van Dyke 3-32

CC — Simmons 3-35; Novak 2-55


1991

ITHACA 34, Dayton 20

December 14

Ithaca 6 14 0 14 — 34

Dayton 10 7 0 3 — 20

BRADENTON, Fla.—Ithaca captured its third national

championship with a 34-20 win over Dayton in

the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl at Hawkins Stadium.

Junior fullback Jeff Wittman scored three touchdowns

and finished with 159 yards rushing on a

school playoff-record 30 carries. Wittman’s touchdown

runs covered one, three and six yards.

Senior quarterback Todd Wilkowski completed

15 of 25 passes for 262 yards and two touchdowns.

Both touchdown passes went to senior split end Nick

Ismailoff, who made 10 receptions for 193 yards.

The defense was equally impressive. In the second

half, Ithaca did not allow a first down and yielded

only 13 yards to the Dayton offense. Junior linebacker

Billie Mays Jr. had 10 tackles and senior strong

safety Joe Palladino picked off two passes and made

nine tackles.

UD — Hofacre 17 pass from Keller (Burns kick)

IC — Wittman 1 run (kick failed)

UD — Burns 30 FG

UD — Alexander 9 run (Burns kick)

IC — Ismailoff 42 pass from Wilkowski

(Sullivan kick)

IC — Wittman 3 run (Sullivan kick)

IC — Wittman 6 run (Sullivan kick)

UD — Burns 24 FG

IC — Ismailoff 32 pass from Wilkowski

(Sullivan kick)

Att: 5,469

IC UD

First Downs 29 11

Rushes-Yards 65-296 37-135

Passing Yards 262 79

Passes Att-Com-Int 26-15-1 21-10-2

Total Yards 558 214

Return Yards 1 28

Punts-Average 3-37.7 7-38.7

Fumbles-Lost 5-3 2-1

Penalties-Yards 2-22 3-38

Individual Leaders

Rushing: IC — Wittman 30-159;

Wilkowski 18-63; Adams 10-51

UD — Miller 11-55; Peterson 12-35

Passing: IC — Wilkowski 25-15-1, 262;

Wittman 1-0-0

UD — Keller 16-9-1, 71; Daniels 5-1-1, 8

Receiving: IC — Ismailoff 10-193; Gamble 3-47;

Slayton 2-22

UD — Franks 3-24, Taylor 3-22

ITHACA COLLEGE

NCAA DIVISION III

PLAYOFF WINS

No. School Years Games W L Pct

1. Mount Union 19 62 53 9 .855

2. St. John’s (Minn.) 18 50 34 16 .680

3. Rowan 13 43 30 13 .698

4. ITHACA 16 40 27 13 .675

5. Central (Iowa) 18 38 22 16 .579

6. Augustana (Ill.) 15 33 22 11 .667

7. Washington

& Jefferson 18 36 18 18 .500

8. Wittenberg 11 26 17 9 .654

9. Dayton 11 25 16 9 .640

10. Widener 12 25 15 10 .625

PLAYOFF RESULTS

Year Date Opponent W-L IC-Opp

1974 11/30 Slippery Rock W 27-14

at Cornell University

12/7 vs. Central (Iowa) + L 8-10

1975 11/22 Fort Valley W 41-12

11/29 Widener W 23-14

12/6 vs. Wittenberg + L 0-28

1978 11/18 Wittenberg L 3-6

1979 11/17 at Dubuque W 27-7

11/24 Carnegie-Mellon W 15-6

12/1 vs. Wittenberg + W 14-10

1980 11/22 Wagner W 41-13

11/29 Minnesota-Morris W 36-0

12/6 vs. Dayton + L 0-63

1985 11/23 at Union W 13-12

11/30 Montclair State W 50-28

12/7 Gettysburg W 34-0

12/14 vs. Augustana + L 7-20

1986 11/22 at Union (OT) W 24-17

11/29 Montclair State W 29-15

12/6 Salisbury State L 40-44

1988 11/19 at Wagner (OT) W 34-31

11/26 Cortland W 24-17

12/3 Ferrum W 62-28

12/10 vs. Central (Iowa) + W 39-24

1990 11/17 Trenton State L 14-24

1991 11/23 Glassboro State W 31-10

11/30 Union W 35-23

12/7 at Susquehanna W 49-13

12/14 vs. Dayton + W 34-20

1992 11/21 Buffalo State L 26-28

1994 11/19 Buffalo State (2 OT) W 10-7

11/26 at Plymouth State W 22-7

12/3 Wash. & Jefferson L 19-23

2001 11/17 at Montclair State W 35-23

11/24 at Rensselaer W 27-10

12/1 at Rowan L 0-48

2003 11/22 at Brockport W 14-9

11/29 at Montclair State W 33-13

12/6 at Rensselaer L 16-21

2005 11/19 at Union L 41-55

2007 11/17 at Mount Union L 18-42

+ Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl

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ITHACA COLLEGE All-Americans

Year Name/Position Honor

1940 Charles Baker/HB AP Honorable Mention

1947 Mike Nicholas/T AP

1958 Mike Angelo/C AP Honorable Mention

Charles Boots/T Williamson Honorable

Mention

Dick Carmean/HB AP Honorable Mention

1959 Mike Angelo/C Williamson Honorable

Mention

AP Honorable Mention

Charles Boots/T Williamson Honorable

Mention

1960 Jack Cashman/E AP Honorable Mention

Jim Rafferty/E AP Honorable Mention

1961 Ron Segal/E AP Honorable Mention

1962 John Miller/G AP Honorable Mention

Bill O’dell/HB Williamson First Team

1963 Sam Curko/G Williamson First Team

1964 Len Tyler/E AP Second Team

1965 Len Tyler/E AP Second Team

1968 Jim Ryan/LB AP Honorable Mention

1969 Gary Worden/C AP Honorable Mention

AFCA Honorable

Mention

1970 Doug Campbell/QB AP Honorable Mention

1971 Doug Campbell/QB AP Honorable Mention

Bob Wojnar/OT AP Honorable Mention

1972 Bob Wojnar/OT AFCA

AP Honorable Mention

1974 Jerry Boyes/QB AP Honorable Mention

Dave Remick/FB AFCA

AP Honorable Mention

1975 Jerry Boyes/QB AP Honorable Mention

Bill Bryant/SE AP Honorable Mention

Larry Czarnecki/DT AP First Team

AFCA

Ron DiMartino/LB AP Honorable Mention

Jim Szczerba/DE AP Honorable Mention

ACADEMIC

ALL-AMERICANS

Year Name/Position Honor

1970 Jim Huntley/NG First Team

1971 Dana Hallenbeck/LB First Team

1972 Dana Hallenbeck/LB First Team

1975 Lou Palazzi/OT First Team

1978 Tom Burlin/G Second Team

1985 Steve Brett/OT Second Team

Brian Dougherty/SS First Team

1989 Pete Burns/G First Team

1991 Keith Linsey/C Second Team

1992 Dave Brumfield/G Second Team

1998 Mike O’Donovan/QB Second Team

2003 Cory Coady/DE First Team

2004 Mark Hedglin/OG Second Team

8 Football 2008

Year Name/Position Honor

1977 Scott Colton/FS AP Honorable Mention

John Schiemann/DT AP Honorable Mention

1978 Scott Colton/FS AP Third Team

John Laper/LB AP Honorable Mention

Matt Mees/FB AP Honorable Mention

John Schiemann/CB AP Honorable Mention

1979 Bill George/C SID First Team

John Laper/LB AFCA First Team

John Nicolo/RB SID Second Team

1980 Jim Duncan/SE SID Honorable Mention

Bob Ferrigno/FB AFCA

SID First Team

AP Third Team

Carl Guidotti/DT SID First Team

Jimmy Hoffman/DT SID Second Team

AP Honorable Mention

Allan MacDonald/OT SID First Team

AP Honorable Mention

Bill Rosecrans/LB SID First Team

AP Honorable Mention

1982 Bill Sheerin/NG SID Second Team

Dave Stone/LB SID Second Team

Roy Anderson/SS SID Honorable Mention

John Koob/RB SID Honorable Mention

Rick Pardy/OG SID Honorable Mention

1983 Roy Anderson/SS SID Third Team

Gerry Gerbis/LB SID Honorable Mention

Pete Savage/OT SID Honorable Mention

Bill Sheerin/NG SID Third Team

Dave Stone/LB SID Honorable Mention

1984 Joe DeBellis/G AP Third Team

SID Honorable Mention

Bill Decker/CB SID Second Team

Brian Dougherty/SS SID Second Team

Gerry Gerbis/LB SID Third Team

Bill Sheerin/NG AFCA

SID Honorable Mention

Tim Torrey/LB SID Second Team

1985 Steve Brett/OT SID First Team

Brian Dougherty/SS SID Honorable Mention

Kevin Farrell/CB SID Second Team

Steve Kass/QB SID Honorable Mention

Pete Minturn/SE SID Honorable Mention

Dave Molee/DT SID Honorable Mention

Steve Sweeney/DT SID Honorable Mention

Tim Torrey/LB AFCA

AP First Team

SID First Team

Football Gazette

First Team

Rich Wageman/OT SID First Team

Dan Welkley/FS SID Honorable Mention

1986 Bob Garone/G SID Third Team

AP

Football Gazette

Second Team

George Mack/SE SID Second Team

Joe Marra/LB SID Second Team

Bob Mason/DT SID Second Team

Dave Molee/DT SID Honorable Mention


Year Name/Position Honor

1987 Bob Mason/DT SID Third Team

AP Honorable Mention

Football Gazette

Second Team

Ray DeCarr/QB SID Honorable Mention

AP Honorable Mention

Tom Decker/G Football Gazette

Second Team

Daegan Gray/LB AP Honorable Mention

Marc Hudak/C SID Honorable Mention

Joe Marra/LB SID Honorable Mention

AP Honorable Mention

1988 Lee Byrne/FS AP Honorable Mention

Dan Feldman/LB SID Second Team

Football Gazette Third Team

Daegan Gray/LB SID Second Team

AP Honorable Mention

Football Gazette

Second Team

Marc Hudak/C SID First Team

AP Second Team

Football Gazette

Second Team

Paul Parker/FB Football Gazette Third Team

Mike Scott/RB SID First Team

AP Honorable Mention

Football Gazette

Second Team

Rich Smith/DT SID First Team

Football Gazette First Team

AP Second Team

1989 Lee Byrne/FS SID First Team

Football Gazette First Team

Dan Feldman/LB SID First Team

Football Gazette First Team

Ken Hammel/SE Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

Matt Herbst/LB Football Gazette Third Team

Ralph Jones/DT Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

Evan Marcus/OT Football Gazette

Second Team

Tim Rice/OT SID Honorable Mention

Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

OFFENSE

RB/HB: 6 T: 15

TE: 7

G: 13

FB: 5

QB: 5

C: 5

SE: 7

ALL-AMERICANS

DEFENSE

NG: 2

LB: 21

SS: 3

DT: 10

CB: 3

FS: 6

DE: 2

ITHACA COLLEGE

Year Name/Position Honor

1990 Chris Colloca/LB SID Third Team

Football Gazette

Second Team

Ken Hammel/SE SID Honorable Mention

Brian Orzolek/OT Football Gazette

Second Team

Joe Williams/FS SID Third Team

Jeff Wittman/FB SID First Team

Football Gazette

Second Team

1991 Nick Ismailoff/SE SID Third Team

Football Gazette

Second Team

Keith Linsey/C SID Second Team

Football Gazette

Second Team

Billie Mays Jr./LB SID Second Team

AP Third Team

Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

Joe Palladino/SS Football Gazette Third Team

Chris White/OT Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

Todd SID Second Team

Wilkowski/QB Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

Jeff Wittman/FB SID First Team

Football Gazette First Team

1992 Dave Brumfield/G SID First Team

Football Gazette First Team

Ed Mahoney/PK SID Third Team

Jeff Wittman/FB AFCA

SID First Team

Football Gazette First Team

1993 Joe Palumbo/SE SID Third Team

Football Gazette

Special Mention

1994 George Judware/G SID Honorable Mention

Ed Mahoney/P SID Honorable Mention

Jason Nichols/LB SID Honorable Mention

Football Gazette Third Team

1995 Scott Connolly/DE AFCA

Jeff Higgins/KR HP Honorable Mention

Football Gazette

Second Team

SPECIALISTS

PK: 1

P: 2

KR: 4

Football 2008 9


ITHACA COLLEGE Football Letter Winners

Year Name/Position Honor

1996 Jeff Higgins/KR HP Second Team

Football Gazette

Second Team

1997 Briggs Bedigian/T HP Second Team

1998 Matt HP First Team

Buddenhagen/KR Football Gazette First Team

Mike Sansone/LB HP First Team

Football Gazette First Team

AP Third Team

1999 Jeff Erne/TE d3football.com

First Team

HP Third Team

Adam Grossman/G d3football.com

Honorable Mention

HP Third Team

2000 Ron Amato/FS AFCA

Football Gazette First Team

HP Second Team

AP Third Team

d3football.com

Third Team

Adam Grossman/G d3football.com

First Team

HP Third Team

2001 Brian Bicher/P d3football.com

Third Team

Drew Davidson/G d3football.com

Honorable Mention

Mark Third Team

McDonough/LB HP Honorable Mention

Conor Mulkeen/TE d3football.com

Honorable Mention

2003 Tariq Ahmad/OT Football Gazette

Third Team

Robert Truman/LB SID Honorable Mention

2004 Vinnie Dargush/TE d3football.com

First Team

AP Second Team

AFCA First Team

Alex Shafiro/DT d3football.com

Second Team

2005 Jose Colon/LB Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

Joe Scalice/OG AP First Team

AFCA First Team

Football Gazette First Team

d3football.com

Honorable Mention

2006 Kelly Gordon/KR d3football.com

Second Team

Charlie Stephens/FS Football Gazette

Honorable Mention

2007 Jason Chier/KR

AP: Associated Press

d3football.com

Third Team

SID: Sports Information Directors

AFCA: American Football Coaches Association

HP: Hewlett Packard

10 Football 2008

A

Stephen Abbott (1968-69-70)

Andy Ackerman (2004)

Jeff Adams (1990-91-92)

Joseph Agnello (1976-77-78)

Tariq Ahmad (2000-01-02-03)

Daid Ahonen (2007)

Nick Aiello (2002-03-04-05)

Doug Albertsman (1987-88)

Joey Alger (2003)

Edward Allen (1973-74)

Tim Allen (1990-91-92)

Shawn Almeida (1986)

Chris Almerico (1997)

Robert Aloian (1967-68)

Jerry Altimonda (1940)

Toby Alvarez (1998-99-2000)

Ron Amato

(1997-98-99-2000)

Eric Amorese (1996-97-98)

Daniel Anderson (1963-64)

Jerry Anderson (1994-95)

Roy Anderson (1981-82-83)

Eric Andrews (1987)

Michael Angelo (1957-58-59)

Jon Anglim (1984-86)

Joseph Annarella (1948)

Nicholas Annotto (1960, 62)

Bob Anton (1979)

Lou Ardolino (1989-90-91)

John Armato, Mgr. (1964)

Robert Armstrong

(1965-66-67)

Jonathan Ashford (1993)

Tayer Ashkar (2005-06-07)

Arthur Asselta (1967)

Robert Atwood (1941)

Scott Auchenbach (2007)

Brian Austin (1996-97-98)

Robert Austin (1970)

Peter Auyer (1974-75-76)

B

Richard Backer (1949-50)

Richard Backer (1968)

Alex Baez (2004-05-06-07)

Nelson Bagnardi (1975-76)

Joseph Baiano (1954)

Michael Baier (1975)

Charles Baker (1938-39-40)

Kenneth Baker (1957)

Tyler Baker (2007)

Joseph Bannon, Mgr. (1956)

Scott Barker (1988-89)

Samuel Baroody (1948-49)

Jason Barell (2000)

Richard Bartels, Mgr. (1954)

Bruno Bartolomei (1998-99)

Steve Bartomioli (2004-06)

David Barton (1964-65-66)

Michael Barton (1967)

Michael Battle (1974-75-76)

Peter Bauer (1968-70)

John Baumann (1970-71)

Ronald Baumann, Mgr.

(1975)

Lance Baumgartner (2007)

Raymond Beauter (1947)

Fritz Becker (1940-41)

Edwin Beckwith (1942)

Briggs Bedigian (1995-96-97)

Stephen Bedosky

(1957-58-59)

Jon Beer (1993-94)

Craig Belcher (1986-87-88)

James Bell (1968-69-70)

Chris Belluzzi (1996)

Arthur Bement (1959)

Ronie Bencosme (2006-07)

Doug Bencsko (1978-79)

Salvatore Beninati (1957)

Wayne Benjamin, Mgr.

(1967-68)

John Benson (1991)

Thomas Bergerstock (2007)

John Bertino (1979-80)

Jim Betz (1994-95)

Phil Bianco (1978-79)

Brian Bicher

(1999-2000-01-02)

Mike Biondi (1978)

Jason Bigelow (1992-93)

Shawn Bigsby (1993-94)

Ted Bilkey (1985-86)

Scott Billings

(1972-73, 75-76)

Mike Biondi (1979-80)

Jack Bishop (1950)

William Blokker Jr. (1963-64)

Leighton Blanchard (1947)

Jason Blood (1993-94)

Robert Bluett, Mgr. (1967)

Tom Blumenauer (2005-06)

Joseph Bobinis (1974-75-76)

Thurman Boddie (1953)

Chris Bogle (1998)

Henry Bogus (1947)

Donald Bohlinger (1954)

Michael Bond (1974)

David Bonney (1967-68)

Keith Bonser

(1995-96-98-99)

Mike Bontempo (1982-83)

Charles Boots (1957-58-59)

Mark Boronski (1971-72)

Ed Borrelli (1982)

Charles Bost (1993)

Jeff Bostic (2006)

Ronald Bouchier (1960-61)

Alton Bouton (1959)

Jonathan Bowers (1973)

Joseph Bowers (1973-74-75)

James Bowles (1958, 60)

Jerry Boyes (1973-74-75)

Mike Bozosi (1991)

Jim Bradley (1991)

James Bradshaw (1958-59)

Tucker Bradshaw (1980-81)

Charles Brady (1959-60)

Jason Brady (1994-95-96)

John Branick (1947, 49)

James Branski (1968-69)

John Breese (1954, 56)

Steve Brett (1985)

William Brichkowski

(1949-50-51)

Newton Brooke (1962)

Arthur Brooks (1969-70)

Joseph Brown (1951-52)

Richard Brown (1956-57)

Jim Bruchac (1988-89)

Dave Brumfield (1992)

Justin Brunell (2004-05-06)

Richard Bryant (1972-73)

Bill Bryant (1973-74-75)


Arthur Bubb (1942)

Gary Bucci (1973-74-75)

Tom Buchanan (1981)

George Buchholz (1974-75)

Kurt Buckhout (1967-68)

Matt Buddenhagen

(1996-97-98)

George Bullis (1996-97)

Alan Burczak (1967-68)

Thomas Burlin (1976-77-78)

Robert Burnham (1965-66)

Edward Burns (1974)

Peter Burns (1988-89)

Steve Burns (1991)

Lou Butenschoen

(1984-85-86)

Phil Byers (2004-06-07)

Lee Byrne (1987-89)

Sean Byrnes (1995-96-97)

C

Rob Cacchio (1994-95)

Tom Cahill (1991-92)

Alfred Cain (1957-59)

Tywan Calhoun (1993)

Joseph Caliguire (1949)

Charles Callaway

(1987-88, 90)

Steve Callender (1948-49-50)

Everett Cameron (1948)

John Cameron (2005)

Brett Campbell (2002-03)

Doug Campbell (1969-70-71)

Bob Campese (1979-81)

Troy Canada (1997-98)

PJ Canestrari (2003-04-05)

Jon Cantor (1991-92)

Matt Capuano (1985)

Vince Carbonaro

(1959-60-61)

Frank Carbone (1954)

Matteo Cardaro (1953)

Arthur Cardi (1963)

Tim Carley (1996-97-98)

Steve Carloni (1979-80)

Robert Carman (1997)

Dick Carmean

(1956-57-58-59)

William Carney (1973-74-75)

Jack Carona (1949-51)

Ryan Carpenter (1997-98-99)

Thomas Carroll (1953-54)

Robert Carty (1959)

Glenn Caruso (1994-95)

Joseph Casarella (1965-66)

Eric Case (1984)

John Cashman (1958-59-60)

Richard Cassella (1963)

Tom Castellano (2005-06)

Paul Cataldo (2005-06-07)

Frank Caufield (1974-75-76)

Abe Ceesay (1996-97-98-99)

Pete Celebre (2001-02-03)

Dave Celeste

(2003-04-05-06)

Jake Cerrone (1991-93)

Anthony Cerullo Jr. (1963-64)

Peter Cerullo (1995-96)

Chris Cestaro (1977-79)

Jim Chadwick (1987)

Jim Chapman

(2003-04-05-06)

Stephen Charsky (1942)

Doyle Chatham (1974-75-76)

Chris Cherchio (2002)

Jeff Cherkas (1996-97)

Jason Chier (2006-07)

Craig Chiesa (1982-85)

Thomas Christiana (1970-71)

Bret Cianfoni (1998-99)

Thomas Ciccolella

(1970-71-72)

Al Cihocki (1969-70)

Richard Cihocki (1973)

Joe Cipp (1989-90)

John Cirba (2007)

Timothy Clair (1964-65-66)

Brian Clawson (1993, 95)

Richard Cleaves (1974)

Scott Clements (1984)

Mike Close (1983-85)

Cory Coady (2001-02-03)

Jordan Coe (1999-2000)

Frank Cogliandro (1980-81)

Melvin Cohen (1954-55-56)

Terry Coholan (1976-77-78)

Hal Cole (1979-81)

Jason Cole (1988-90)

Thomas Cole (1964-65)

John Colegrove (1942)

Richard Collins (1969-70-71)

Timothy Collins (1975-76)

Paul Colistra (2001-02-03)

Chris Colloca (1987, 89-90)

Thomas Colo (1971)

Jose Colon (2001-02-04-05)

Scott Colton (1976-77-78)

Charles Compton (1940-41)

Marty Conden (1979-80)

Jim Condon (2002)

Mike Condon (1995)

Robert Congdon

(1964-65-66)

Zach Connett (2006-07)

Scott Connolly (1993-94-95)

Tim Connolly (1980)

Thomas Conway (1975-76)

Clarence Conz (1949-50-51)

Bryan Cook (1997-98)

George Coon (1966)2

P.J. Cooney (1994-95-96)

Charles Cooper, Mgr. (1949)

Joe Corcoran (1946, 48-49)

Robert Corcoran (1961)

Joe Corley (2002)

John Cornick (1961-63)

Cory Corrado (2000-01)

James Costas (1974-75-76)

Garrett Couture (2005-06)

Kyle Crandall (2005-06-07)

Charles Craparo (1998-99)

Patrick Cristello (1952-53)

James Cromer (1977)

Chris Cummiskey (1993)

Sam Curko (1961-62-63)

Frank Curto (1984)

Joseph Cushman (1942)

Larry Czarnecki

(1972-73-74-75)

D

Sam D’Agostino

(1977-78-79)

Joseph Dailey (1958-59)

Jeff Dallesandro (1995-96)

ITHACA COLLEGE

Erik Daly (2004)

Justin Daly (2000-01-02)

Mike D’Amico (2004)

Marc D’Amico (2007)

Anthony D’Annunzio (1974)

Michael D’Antonio (1981)

Mark Dantuono (1996-97)

Jake Dapolito (2005-06-07)

Vinnie Dargush (2002-03-04)

Greg Darienzo (1990, 92)

Tom Darling (1977-78-79)

Drew Davidson

(1998-99-2000-01)

Peter Davidson (1963-64)

Cory Davies (1981-82)

George Davis (1939)

James Davis (2004-05-06)

John Davis (1947)

Jeff Deak (1989-90-91)

Stuart Dean (1975)

Joe DeBellis (1983-84)

Doug DeCarr

(1978-79-80-81)

Ray DeCarr (1986-87)

Bill Decker (1982-83-84)

Tom Decker (1985-86-87)

Samuel Deeb (1939 40-41)

Steve Deinhardt (1973-74)

John DeKay (1951-52-53-54)

Donald DellaVella

(1962-63-64)

Kurt DeLuca (1982)

Raymond DeMarco (1966-67)

Joseph De Mato (1955)

Mike DeMay (1994-95)

John Demby (1958-59)

John Demenkoff (1940, 42)

Kevin Demer (1986-87)

Michael Demetros (1973-74)

Fred DeNisco (1997)

Nick DerCola (1949-50)

Frank Derenzo (1958)

Neil DeRosa (1966)

Mike DeRose (1989-90)

Camillo DeSantis (1949)

Lenny DeStefano (2003)

Peter DeStefano (1949-50)

Chuck DeTaeye (2006)

John Devic (1939)

Mike DeVirgilius (1981-82-83)

Nick Dibble (1997-98-99)

Mike DiCocco (1995-96)

Kevin Didio (1980-81)

Robert Dieher (1961)

Robert Dierks (1940-41-42)

Lee DiGristina

(1998-99-2000)

Ronald DiMartino

(1973-74-75)

Randy Dinjian (1994-95)

Ralph Dintino (1972-74)

Donald Distin (1954-55)

Michael DiTroia (1969-70-71)

John Doehring (1970-71)

Alexander Doig (1941-42)

Richard Donlick (1962-63)

Ryan Dona (2004-05)

Edward Donnelly (1949)

Mike Donnelly (1973-74)

Jamie Donovan

(2004-05-06-07)

Brian Dougherty (1984-85)

Daniel Dougherty

(1976-77-78)

Patrick Dougherty (1973-74)

Bob Dowell (1969)

Mike Dowling (1990-91-92)

Tim Downes (1977-80)

Jeff Doyle (1996-97)

Ronald Doyon (1964, 66)

Adam Drescher (2006-07)

Dave Dresner (1988)

Daniel Dudek (1953)

Marc Dumont (1974)

Larry Dun (1939)

Jim Duncan (1978-79-80-81)

Marc Duncan (1985-86)

Kermit Dunmore (1955-56)

Howard Dunn (1951)

Michael Dunton (1971-72)

William Dupuis (1947)

Leonard Dworsky (1951, 54)

Dillon Dwyer (2007)

Tom Dwyer (1998-99)

E

Rich Easterly (1985)

Jon Edgcomb (2000-02-03)

Robert Edson (1976)

John Edwards (1981-82-83)

Robert Egan (1998)

Richard Eggleston (1975-76)

Heinz Eisele (1940-41)

Robert Ellis (1972-73)

John Ellison (2001)

Howard Engel (1965)

Bart Engler (1996-97)

Edward Ennis (1970)

Football 2008 11


ITHACA COLLEGE

Ryan Erbe (2002)

Jeff Erne (1996-97-98-99)

Scott Ernst (1995-96)

William Ervin (1966)

Robert Espey (1950)

Justin Esposito

(2002-03-04-05)

Rich Evans (1982-83-84)

William Evans (1981-82)

F

Blaise Faggiano (1991-92)

Tim Faughnan (1978)

Edgar Farquhar (1961-62-63)

Herald Farrell (1946)

Kevin Farrell (1983-84-85-86)

John Fasolino (1957-58)

Tom Fay (1966-67)

Frank Fazio (1964-65-66)

Eric Fedrizzi (2001-02)

Mark Feenstra (1984)

Billy Feldmaier (1999-2000)

Dan Feldman (1987-89)

Josh Felicetti (2002-03-04-05)

John Felker (1975-76-77)

Mike Fenton (1993-94)

Chris Ferguson (1992)

Wayne Ferguson (1971-72)

Mark Ferraiolo (1995-96)

John Ferrara, Trainer (1953)

Bob Ferrigino (1978-79-80)

Tom Ficorelli (1966-67-68)

John Filor (1952-53-54)

Kevin Finn (1981-82-83)

Rob Finneran (1989-90-91)

Tom Finneran

(1986-87-88-89)

John Finster (1955-56)

Aaron Fiorini (2001-02)

Tyrone Fisher (1996)

Joe Fitzgerald (1991-92)

John Fitzgerald (1986, 88-89)

Sean Fitzmaurice (2002)

Jeff Flanders (1982, 84)

Rich Fleischman (1995-96-97)

Eric Flemming (1989-90)

J.J. Fletcher (2005)

Dave Flihan (1985-86)

Eric Flint (2000)

Donald Foley (1966)

Joe Foley (1980)

John Foley (1975-76)

Julian Forbes

(1997-98-99-2000)

Merle Ford (1941)

Ari Forgosh (1990-91-92)

Steven Forman (1967)

James Formato (1971)

John Forrest (1975)

Samuel Fouss (1965-66)

Jamie Free (2001-02-03-04)

William Freeman (1954)

Scott Frieary (1995-96-97)

Ronald Fuller (1967)

John Furey (1977-78)

Fred Fusaro (1964-65)

Tony Fusaro (1979-80)

G

Arthur Gage (1955-56, 58)

Danny Gaglianese (2006-07)

James Gainey (1960)

Albert Gala (1960)

12 Football 2008

John Galloway (1982, 84)

Bill Gamble (1991-92)

Todd Gannon (1992)

Bryan Gardner (2006)

Jeff Garlock (1996-97)

Bob Garone (1984-85-86)

Randy Garrett (1970-71-72)

Jim Garrity (1985-86)

Ben Garvey (2007)

John Garvey (1968)

Chris Gates (1984)

Philip Gatti (1955)

Greg Gatz (1981-82)

Mike Gaunay (2000)

Morton Gazlay (1950)

Rick Gebler (1967-68)

Dan Geen (1982-83)

Jon Genese (1992, 94-95)

Bill George (1976-77-78-79)

Caesar George (1953)

Matt George (1991-92-93-94)

Anthony Gerbino (1966)

Jerry Gerbis (1982-83-84)

Jack Getman (1950)

Doug Getzke (1977-79)

Rich Gianforti (1991-92-93)

Joe Giardina (1987)

Jim Gibbons (1988-89)

Bob Gibbs (1997-98)

Gary Gilbert (1990)

George Giordano

(1976-77-78)

Peter Giordano (1977-78-79)

Tommy Giorgio

(1999-2000-01)

Gary Giroux (1972-73)

Paul Giroux (1966-67)

Jim Giruzzi (1981, 84)

Robert Glazier (1963-64-65)

Brett Gliosca (2002)

Bob Gneo (1982-84)

Joe Goetz (2006-07)

Jimmy Gold (1978-79)

Anthony Gonzalez (1996)

Van Dyke Goodsell (1941)

Lito Gonzalez (2003-04)

Greg Goodale (2003)

Kelly Gordon (2004-05-06)

Nicholas Gordon

(1960-61-62)

Mark Gowin (1973)

Chris Grady (2007)

Pat Graham (2003)

William Graney (1953)

Pasquale Grasso (1956)

Brian Grastorf (2006-07)

Dan Graves (1995-96)

Chris Gray (2006-07)

Daegan Gray (1986-88)

Sean Greeley (1987-88)

Geoff Green (1994-96)

John Greene (1971, 73)

Brad Greenfield (1999-2000)

Dave Greenspahn (1986-87)

Caleb Greer-Carney

(2001-02-03)

Larry Grego (1960-61)

Bernie Grestl (1938-39)

Ted Greves (1971-73)

Scott Griesemer

(1992-93-94)

Justin Griffin (1996-97-98)

Thomas Griffin (1981-82-83)

Marty Griffith (1981-82-83)

Sam Grillo (1946)

Adam Grossman

(1997-98-99-2000)

Anthony Grosso (1971-72-73)

Donald Grundtisch (1952)

Albert Gruner (1938-39)

Marshall Grupp (1971)

Edward Gryska (1971-72)

Alan Guenther (1965-67)

Nick Guerrera (1984-85)

Carl Guidotti (1978-80)

John Guinan

(1952-53, 58-59)

James Gunning, Mgr. (1970)

Nick Guttuso (2005-06-07)

H

Chris Hagemann (2002-03)

Matt Hagerty (1989)

James Hagin (1973)

Andrew Haim (2007)

Brian Hall (1990-91)

Dana Hallenbeck (1971-72)

James Halloran (1976)

Glenn Hamasaki (1999-2000)

David Hambleton

(1975-76-77)

Sean Hamilton (1990-91)

Ken Hammel (1988-90)

Jerry Hanchrow (1951)

Walter Hankinson (1951)

David Hansen (1960)

Thomas Hansen

(1976-77-78)

Chris Hardy (1977-78-79)

Scott Harkins (1997)

James Harris (1964-65)

Neal Harris (1955)

Tim Harrison (1996-97)

Richard Hasard (1964)

Matt Hatlee (1988-89-90)

Michael Haugh (1961)

Robert Hawthorne (1947)

Dan Hayes (1995)

Roger Hayes (1962-63-64)

Tim Healy (2000-01)

Marc Hedglin (2002-03-04)

Patrick Heenehan

(2005-06-07)

Keith Heinzelman (1993-94)

Kevin Heinzelman (2007)

Thomas Heinzelman

(1973-74)

Paul Helm (2007)

Charles Henke (1960-61-62)

Andy Herbst (1996)

Matt Herbst (1987-88-89)

John Herloski (1946, 49)

Steven Herrman (1971)

Chad Herring (2007)

Richard Herzog (1964)

Thomas Hesler (1990)

Hunter Hess (1994)

Dane Hewlett (2004-05-06)

Henny Hiemenz (1996-97-98)

Charles Higgins (1956-57)

Bob Higgins (2003-04-05)

Dan Higgins (2007)

Jeff Higgins (1994-95-96)

Alex Hill (2002-03)

Charles Hill (1968)

Gary Hill (1959-60)

Morton Hochheiser (1942)

William Hockaday (1952)

William Hoereth (1963-64)

Jim Hoffman (1978-79-80)

Mike Hoffman (1985-86)

Brian Scott Hogan (2005-06)

Brian Seamus Hogan

(2005-06-07)

David Hogan (1959)

Charles Holland (1957-58)

Mike Holland (1999-2000-01)

Peter Holskin (1968-70)

Charles Holt (1947)

Edward Homan (1940)

William Hope (1941-42)

Nick Horowski (2007)

William Horne (1965-66-67)

Howard Horton (1983)

John Housman (1941)

Jon Howard (1988)

Alan Howell (1973-74-75)

Donald Howell (1966)

Rodney Howell (1967-68-69)

Frank Huchro (1940-41)

Marc Hudak (1986-87-88)

Ed Hungler (1989-90)

Bryan Hunte (1995)

Robert Hunter (1973-74)

James Huntley (1970)

Jason Hurleman (1994-95)

Mike Husdan (2000)

Shawn Huth (1985-86-87)

Scott Hutz (1998)

Brandon Huyler (1996)

Steven Hyman (1965-66-67)

I

Daniel Iezzi (1964-65-66)

Jeff Ike (1994-95)

Mike Inco (1976)

Bart Ingersoll (1971)

Robert Ingerson (1938-39)

John Inglesino (1983-84-85)

Tor Ingstad (2002)

Sean Inniss (1985)

Nick Ismailoff (1989-90-91)

Blase Iuliano (1961-62-63)

J

Dorie Jackson (1939)

Gary Jackson (1966)

Glenn Jackson (1980-81)

Paul Jacoby (1962)

Mark Jaeckle (1987)

Jeff Jaeger (1991-92-93)

T. J. Jalbert (1999-2000-01)

John Jangl, Mgr. (1969)

Terry Jarvie (1977-78-79-80)

Adam Jason (2004-05-06)

Joseph Jastrab (1942)

Lloyd Johns (1941)

Irik Johnson (2000-02)

Justin Johnson (1993)

Robert Johnson (1942)

Robert Johnson

(1982-83-84)

Joe Johnston (1986, 89)

Kirk Jonah (1978-79-80-81)

Aaron Jones (1994-95)

Larry Jones (2000-02)

Ralph Jones (1988-89, 92)

Ryan Jones (1997)

Thomas Jones (1969, 71-72)


Mike Jordan (1978-79-80)

Norm Jordan (1979-80-81)

Pat Jordan (1986)

Rick Jordan (1977-78-79)

Richard Joseph (1967)

Gary Joy (1971-72-73)

George Judware

(1992-93-94)

Dan Juvan (2006-07)

K

Chris Kachmar (2006)

John Kalbacher (1946)

John Kalinowski (1955)

Larry Karas (1960-62)

Jeff Kasarjian (2002-03-04)

Bruce Kaskey (1982-83-84)

Steve Kass (1983-84-85)

Bob Katz, Mgr. (1971)

Dennis Kayser (1971, 73)

Brad Keisling (1999)

George Kelerchian (1942)

Eric Keller (1983-84)

John Kelleher (1981-82-83)

Chance Kelley (1985)

James Kelley (1957)

Michael Kelley (1971)

John Kelly (1987)

Thomas Kelly (1950-51)

Birney Kellogg (1975)

Chris Kenney (1998-2000)

Tommy Kenney

(2000-01-02)

Kevin Kensey (1994-95-96)

Quentin Kiah (2005-06)

Steve Kieffer (1982-83)

George Kiley (1965-67)

Jim Kilmetis (1980)

Dave Kim (1997-98)

Christopher King (1974-75)

George King (1951)

Ronald King (1973-74)

John Kingdon, Mgr. (1966)

Richard Kingdon (1961, 63)

Robert Kingston (1946)

Robert Kirkendall (1950)

Roger Kirkhart (1961-62)

Wesley Kissel (1967-68-69)

Brett Kitenplon

(2003-04-05-06)

Tim Kittell (1992-93-94)

Scott Klau (1986-87)

William Kleinfelder

(1969-70-71)

Tom Kleinhammer

(1977-78-79)

Tom Knapp (1987-88-89)

Gerald Kniffen (1952-55)

Gus Koch (1949-50)

William Kohm (1965)

Todd Konick (1992-93)

John Koob (1981-82)

Edward Kowalski (1966)

Edward Kracke (1981)

Frank Krans (1938-39)

Chris Krantz (1986)

Jeff Krenzer (1992)

Robert Krenzer (1968-69)

Charles Kroll (1972-73-74)

Dean Kroll (1977)

James Krysinsky (1959)

Justin Kulp (2006)

Mike Kupiec (2004-05)

Charlie Kurtz (1989-90-91)

Joe Kurzejeski (1950)

Eric Kvalvik (1983-84)

L

Tom Labesnki (2004-05)

Jeff Lacey (1980-81-82-83)

Andy LaForce (2001)

Rick LaFrance (1966)

Ray LaGreca (1952)

Ray Lake (2005-06)

Andrew Lambie (1969-70-71)

Stephen Lang (1974-75)

Erik Langanke (1992-93-94)

Doug Langley (1987)

Dan Lanoir (1978-79-80-81)

Louis Lanzillo (1964)

John Laper (1976-77-78-79)

Thomas LaPlaca

(1952-53, 55-56)

Tim LaRoche (2001)

Lawrence Lasher (1942)

Earnest Lathers (1941)

Jesse Latino (2002-03)

Matt LaVallee (1993-94)

Harry Lawler (1971-72)

Reggie Lawrence (1995)

Matt Layton (2000-01)

John Lecci (1987-88-89)

Darren Lee (1995, 97)

William Lee (1953-54)

Lawrence LeFebre

(1964-65-66)

Ray LeGere (1938-39)

Lane Lehrhoff (1985-86)

Jon Leisenring (1998)

Donald LeRay (1952)

Steve Levy (1989-90)

Dennis Leyden (1970-71-72)

Chris Licata (1988-89)

Mark Licwinko (2004-05)

Scott Lieber (2005-06-07)

Craig Liebler (2006-07)

Ben Light (1933-34-35)

Keith Linsey (1990-91)

William Lisi (1949)

J.B. Little (1972-74)

Bruce Littlejohn (1976)

Joe Llaneza (1998-99-2000)

Thomas Lockwood

(1961-62-63)

Warren Lockwood (1940)

Harold Lovins (1941-42)

Eric Ludemann (1967-68-69)

Stephen Ludwig

(1976-77-78)

Dan Lummus (1995-96)

John Lunievicz (1942)

John Lupetin (1949-50)

David Lupia (1996)

Devin Lutes (1993-94-95)

Ed Lux (1950)

Jim Lynch (1984-85)

M

Dan Macca (1985, 87)

Allan MacDonald

(1978-79-80)

Chris Maceyak (1992-93)

George Mack

(1982-83, 85-86)

Steve Mack, Mgr. (1958-59)

ITHACA COLLEGE

Matt Mackey (1978-79-80)

Kevin Macri (1985-86)

Dave Maddi (1999-2000)

Lou Magrone (2003)

Ed Mahoney (1992-93-94)

Guido Maiolo (1956-57-58)

Robert Mallory (1982)

Nicholas Mamula

(1950-51-52)

Brian Manetta (1999-2000-01)

Robert Mangione (1971)

Steve Manning

(1977-78-79-80)

Arthur Marangi (1965-66-67)

Evan Marcus (1987-88-89)

Bob Marella (1955-56)

Hugo Marion-Landais (1972)

Frank Markowick (1974)

Mike Marks

(1999-2000-01-02)

Tony Marks (1974-75-76)

Tony Marotta (1952)

Greg Maroun (1981-82-83)

Joe Marra (1984-85-86-87)

Steve Marshalek (1982)

Alfred Marshall (1939-40-41)

Hodari Martin (1993-94)

Bob Mason (1985-86-87)

Casey Mastine (1991-92-93)

William Matejka (1963)

George Matlock (1940-41)

George Maurer (1959)

Peter Mayer (2001-02-03)

Billie Mays (1990-91, 93)

Kevin McCaffrey (1987, 89)

Pete McCaffrey (2001-02)

Luke McCann (2001-02)

Arthur McCarthy (1952)

Tom McCauley (1984-85-86)

John McConegly (1966)

George McCormack

(1983-84-85)

Brendan McCormick

(1980-81)

Jake McCormick (1994)

Mark McDonough

(1999-2000-01)

Steve McDowell (1987)

Art McFarlane (1951-52)

Ray McFarlane (1955-56-57)

William McFarlane (1952-53)

Mike McGavisk (1989-90)

Glynn McGlynn (1980)

Mike McGreevy (1999-2000)

Mike McKillop (1939-41)

Pat McLaughlin (1987-88)

Sean McLaughin (2005-07)

Matt McMahon (2002-03)

Kyle McMann (2002)

Thomas McNeeley

(1981, 83-84)

Mark McQuade (1988-89)

Scott McVean (1999-2000-01)

Mike McVey (1982)

Doug Meagher (1989-90)

Chris Medici (2003-04-05)

Sam Medina (1991)

Mike Meding, Mgr. (1971-72)

Edward Meelan (1967)

Matt Mees (1976-77-78-79)

Gary Meierdiercks

(1967, 69-70)

William Meissner (1942)

Frank Melie (1952-53)

Anthony Meliti (1959)

Seth Meltzer (1997)

Anthony Melville

(1999-2000-01)

Harry Meshirer (1974-75)

Harold Meszaros (1949-50)

Jim Meyer (1978-79-80)

Michael Miceli (1996-97-98)

Edward Michael (1963-64)

John Michalak (1965-66-67)

Mike Middaugh (1984-85-86)

Michael Mielnicki (1975-76)

Anthony Milanese

(1989-90-91-92)

Clint Miller (1951-52-53-54)

Eric Miller (1988)

Glenn Miller (1975-76-77)

John Miller (1960-61-62)

Mike Miller (1985-86)

Tim Mimken (1982)

Sal Minardi (1988-89)

Pete Minturn (1983-84-85)

Sean Mirkov (2006-07)

Josh Mishara (1992)

Gary Mix (1968-70)

Kameron Mohammed (2005)

Bob Mold (2003-04-05)

Dave Molee (1985-86)

Keith Molinich (1989, 91)

Louis Molisani

(1954-55-56-57)

Seth Molisani (2001-02-03)

Gene Monje (1961-62-63)

Brett Monnat

(2003-04-05-06)

Herold Monroe (1950-51-52)

Football 2008 13


ITHACA COLLEGE

Charles Moot (1968-69)

Mike Moreau (1981-83)

Joseph Moresco (1971)

Chris Morgan (2005)

Iain Morgan (1999-2000)

Bill Moriarty (1993-94)

Chris Moriello (1984, 86)

Paul Morrissey (1977)

Jim Morse (1996-97-98)

Benjamin Morselli (1960)

Mark Mortarelli (1995)

Harry Moss (1977-78-79)

Joe Mott (1991-92)

William Mottola (1963-64)

Pat Moynihan (1987-88-89)

Anthony Mucurio (2003-04)

Robert Mueller (1962-63)

Leonard Muhlich

(1962-63-64)

Conor Mulkeen

(1999-2000-01)

Dan Muller (1986-87)

Robert Mulligan (1947, 49)

Tom Mulroy (1980-81-82)

Aaron Mumby

(1998-99-2000)

Julian Munoz (1992-93)

Ed Murphy (1949)

Greg Murphy (1993)

Matthew Murphy (1991)

Myles Murphy (1939)

Ted Murphy (1950)

Mike Murtha (1991-92-93)

Peter Muscello (1965)

Steve Musso (1999-2000)

Loren Mutta, Mgr. (1966-67)

Tim Myslinski (1994, 96-97)

N

Joe Napoleone (2004-05-06)

Chris Nee (1998-99-2000)

George Neher (1961)

Dave Nelson (1996-97)

Robert Nelson (1973)

Todd Nestor (1992-93-94)

Eric Newman (1999)

Jeff Newton (2000-01-02)

Gerald Neufang (1957-58-59)

Laurence Nevil (1968-69)

John Neyenhouse (1965-66)

Michael Nicholas (1946)

Jason Nichols (1992-93-4)

Eugene Nicolato (1974-75)

Kevin Nicolette (1973)

Joe Nicoletti (2007)

John Nicolo (1976-79)

Robert Niedzwiedz (1965-66)

Lindsay Northam (1946)

Mike Norton (1984-85-86)

Perry Noun (1955-56-57-58)

Chris Noto (1999-2000-01)

Mike Nowak (2005-06-07)

Tim Nunn (1972-73-74)

O

William Oakes (1949-50)

Todd Oakley (1987-88-89)

Pats Oates (1947)

Bradd O’Brien (1983-84)

Edward O’Bryon, Mgr. (1952)

Frank Occhipinti (1987)

Tom O’Connell (1992)

William O’Dell (1960-61-62)

Anthony Odita (2000)

14 Football 2008

Mike O’Donovan

(1996-97-98)

Mike Oertel (2003-04-05-06)

Dan O’Hara (1989)

Jeff O’Hara (2003-04-05)

Erik Olsen (1997)

Joseph Olszewski

(1951-52-53)

Shane O’Malley (2007)

John O’Neil (1939-40-41)

Lawrence O’Neil (1949-50)

Sean O’Neill (1991)

Erik Ormberg (1991-92-93)

Mike Ornato

(1955-56-57-58)

Brian Orzolek (1990)

Chris Owens (1987)

P

Domenico Pacio (1957-58)

Louis Palazzi (1973-74-75)

Joe Palladino (1989-90-91)

Joe Palumbo (1992-93)

Bob Paoletti (1996-97)

Vin Paolozzi (1995-96)

William Paparteys (1942)

Kevin Paradis (1988-89)

Rick Pardy (1981-82)

Bill Parker (2001)

Paul Parker (1988)

Dan Parsons (1995)

Daniel Parsons (1968-69)

Rich Pasquale

(1996-97-98-99)

Tom Pasquale (1988-89)

Ross Passineau (1947, 49)

Greg Patala (1949-50)

Bobby Pattison (2006)

Don Pauley (1942)

Robert Pauley, Mgr. (1957)

Brad Payne (2007)

Robert Pedott (1991-92)

Ronald Penna (1968)

Craig Penson (1988-89)

Joseph Petrillo (1951)81)

Carmine Petrizzo (1976-77)

Mark Phalen (1990-91-92)

Don Phillips (1977-78-79)

Steven Picker (1963-64-65)

Robert Pickert Jr. (1964)

Kevin Pilipczak (2002)

Jim Pino (1988-90)

David Piper (1975)

Alfred Pisano (1949-50-51)

William Piscitelli (1955)

Dave Pitzer (1974-75-76)

Mike Podlucky (1968-69-70)

Tom Policay (1974-75-76-77)

Thomas Polimeni

(1968-69-70)

Charley Pope (1985-86)

Christopher Pope (1981)

Bob Porter, Mgr. (1962-63)

Jason Potts (1992-93-94)

Sean Powers (1979, 81)

Tom Pratt (1995)

Mark Prelewicz (1995-96)

Jim Presbrey (1984)

LeRoy Prettyman (1955-56)

Ronald Price (1956-57)

Chris Pride (2001)

Robert Pride (1984)

Lawrence Prince (1949-51)

Matt Princiotto (2004)

Mike Pritts (2000-01)

David Prutting (2003)

Jim Pryor (1982)

Dan Puckhaber (2000-01-02)

Joseph Pulvirent (1952)

Q

Mike Quinn (2004-05)

Matt Quinn (2007)

Pete Quinn (1992)

Tibyron Quinn (1995-96)

R

Jim Rafferty (1958-59-60)

Jim Ragusa (1992-93-94)

Kris Rauschenberger

(1992-93-94)

Chet Ray (1992)

Clarence Raymond (1958, 60)

John Raymond, Mgr.

(1961-62)

Timothy Raynolds

(1974-75, 77)

Frederick Recchio

(1968-69-70)

David Reed (1969-70-71)

Peter Reilly (1962-63-64)

David Remick (1972-73-74)

Dale Resue (1951)

Charles Reynolds (1968)

Bruce Reynolds (1963-64)

Tim Rice (1987-88-89)

Alan Rich (1993-94)

Randy Riggs (1966)

Matt Riley (1977, 80)

Mike Riscica (1993-94)

Gary Rittenburg (1973-74)

Edwin Rivera (1996-97-98)

Maurice Robbins (1939)

Todd Robbins (1998-99)

Travis Robbins (1999)

Arthur Robinson (1954)

James Rodenbush

(1974-75-76)

Mark Rodovick (2007)

Felix Rodriquez (1974-75-76)

Thomas Rogers (1962)

Brian Romocki (1992-93-94)

Chris Rosbrook (2000)

Bill Rosecrans (1978-81)

Paul Roselli (1990-91)

Thomas Rosenthal (1971)

Niall Rosenzweig (1985-86)

Jamie Rosin (1983-84-85)

Dan Ross (2003-04-05-07)

Dustin Ross (2002-03-04-05)

Aaron Rossi (2004-05-06)

Tim Rourke (2003-04)

Dan Ruggerio (2007)

Mike Rumbutis (1997-98-99)

Kyle Rutherford (2004-05)

Reb Russell (1988-89)

Eric Russo (2007)

Brian Ruster (1998-99)

James Ryan (1966, 68)

Robert Ryan (1957-58-59)

S

Andy Sachs (1999-2000-01)

Ralph Salem (1955, 57)

Philip Salerno (1985)

Joseph Salvato, Mgr. (1953)

Matt Samela (2006-07)

Todd Sandagato (1993-94)

Frank Sanders (1950-51)

Joseph Sanok (1961)

Peter Sansiviera (1957, 59)

Mike Sansone

(1995-96-97-98)

Todd Santabarbara (2002)

William Santoro (1989)

Thomas Sarchioto (1947, 49)

Yuheii Sasaki (1999-2000)

Peter Savage (1981-82-83)

Joe Scalice (2002-03-04-05)

Matt Scalice (2006-07)

John Scanlon (2005-06-07)

Dave Schaad (1982-84)

Jesse Schaeffer (2003-04)

Kyle Scharles (2006-07)

John Schiemann

(1976-77-78)

Charles Schirmer

(1965-66-67)

Harold Schirmer (1939)

Mike Schleer (1991-92)

John Schmonsees (1970-71)

Douglas Schneider (1969-70)

Robert Schneider

(1966-67-68)

Tom Schoen (1969-70)

Seymour Schorr (1952)

Josh Schottland (1995)

Larry Schunck

(1977-78-79-80)

Jack Schuster (1990-91-92)

Joe Schuyler (2005-06)

Tom Schwan (1980-81)

Dom Sciarrotta (1985-86)

Robert Scinta (1975)

Mike Scott (1986-87-88)

Charles Seager (1956)

Mark Seaman (1979-80-81)

Dwayne Sebold (1987-88)

Ron Segal (1959-60-61)

Fred Seither (1946, 49)

Ronald Serapilio (1960-61)

Paul Serino (1980)

Paul Shaffner

(1979-80-81-82)

Alex Shafiro (2002-03-04)

Mark Shattuck (1981)

Dave Shaughnessy

(1998-99-2000-01)

Greg Sheeler (2000-01)

Bill Sheerin (1981-82-83-84)

Stan Sherwood (1941)

Edmund Shirk (1954)

David Sidle (1989-90)

Scott Siegel (1989-90)

Bob Siglin (1999)

Nick Silverman (2006)

Reginald Simmons (1972)

Jerry Simon (1965)

Marc Simonetti (1994-95)

Frank Sirianni, Trainer (1954)

Joe Sirianni (1981-82-83)

Marc Sirrico (1985, 87)

Sean Skinner (2003-04)

Joseph Skwarek (1942)

Denis Slattery (1962, 64)

Frank Slattery (1966-67)

Jim Slayton (1990-91)

David Slutzker (1975)

Randy Smail (1992)

Barry Smith (1969-70-71)


EDITOR’S NOTE:

Information is missing from 1930-37. For corrections and additions,

please contact the sports information office at (607) 274-3397.

Rich Smith (1986-87-88)

Ron Smith (1992-93)

Tony Smith (1977-78-79)

Peter Smyk (1951)

James Snead (1965-66)

Justin Snyder (1998-2000-01)

Fred Solimon (2004)

Wes Somerville (1957-58)

Francis Soprano (1952-53)

Mike Sousa, Mgr. (1990)

Raymond Spadafora

(1960-61-62)

Francis Spadaro (1951)

James Spano (1971-72)

Robert Spano (1961)

John Spencer (1946, 49)

Louis Spiotti (1965-66-67)

Chris Sprague

(1985-86-87-88)

Thomas Sprague (1973)

Eric Squires (1993-94)

Gavin Stackhouse (2001)

Jack Stanbro (1959)

Terence Stanimer (1971-72)

Brian Steele (2002-03-04)

Matt Steenberg (1975-76)

Ryan Steenberg

(2002-03-04)

Seth Steinberg

(1997-99-2000)

Rich Steiner (1988-89-90)

David Stejbach (1990)

Charlie Stephens

(2004-06-07)

Robert Stephens, Mgr. (1957)

Vince Steponavicius

(1991-92)

Wallace Stevenson (1942)

Bill Stezzi (2004)

Edwin Stohrer Jr.

(1952-53-54-55)

Dave Stone (1981-82-83)

Bill Struzzi (2004-05-07)

Jerry Stryker (1981-82-83)

Mike Suchy (2000)

Dan Sullivan (1985-86)

Matt Sullivan (1988-89-90-91)

Pat Sullivan (1978-79)

Shawn Sullivan (1975)

Ted Sullivan (1999-2000)

Donald Sutton (1941)

Douglas Swarts (1942)

Tom Sweatt (1991-92-93)

Kevin Sweeney (2006)

Steve Sweeney (1983-85)

David Swett (1970)

Chris Swiss (2003-04)

Josh Sydney (2002)

Edward Syron (1968-69)

Sandor Szabo (1966)

Claude Szajna (1982)

James Szczebra (1973-74-

75)

Ken Szymansky (1991-92)

T

Ted Tackaberry (1970-71-72)

Tom Tanner (1985-86-87)

Gregory Taylor (1976)

Matt Taylor (1999)

Kyle Tedeschi (2000-01)

Mike Tedesco (1992)

Steve Tennenbaum

(1975-76-77)

Ryan Terlecki

(2004-05-06-07)

Kyle Tessiero (2000-01-02)

Johnny Testa (1999-2000)

Nick Thayer (2002-03-04)

Brian Thiel (1995)

Paul Thomann (1951-52-53)

Pete Thomson (1986)

Scot Thon (1976)

Brent Thorndike (1969-70)

Chuck Thornton (1996-97)

Franklin Tice (1946)

Dominick Timpano

(1976-77-78)

Gabriel Timpano

(1971-72-73-74)

Robert Tinsley (1972-73)

Kit Tipley (2000)

Dan Titus (1996-97-98)

Duane Titus (1990-91)

Raymond Tobia, Trainer

(1953)

Kertis Tomlins (1992)

John Tompkins (1978)

Tom Toohey (1981-82)

Frank Toomey (1941-42)

Greg Toothaker (1994-95-96)

Matt Torres (2003)

Tim Torrey (1983-84-85)

George Tortolon

(1971-72-73-74)

Matt Tosh (2001-02-03-04)

Bill Toth (1985-86)

Joseph Totten, Mgr. (1960)

Lawrence Tozzi (1961-62)

Jim Tracy (1980)

William Trainor (1949)

Richard Travis (1961-62-63)

Jeff Tremlett (1995-96-97-98)

Joseph Triolo (1967-69)

Steve Tripi (2001)

Dave Trojanski (1981-82-83)

Ralph Tropeano (1955)

Robert Truman

(2000-01-02-03)

David Tucci (1974)

Lawrence Turel (1963-64-65)

John Tuthill (1962-63-64)

John Twyman (1956)

Thomas Tyksinski

(1966-67-68)

Len Tyler (1964-65)

U

Jim Uhl (1987)

Steven Upton (1976-77)

Rich Urda (1987-88)

Matt Usack (1995)

John Utter (1942)

V

Bob Valesente (1959-60-61)

Guy Van Benschoten, Mgr.

(1972-73)

Rene VanCauwenberge

(1964-65-66)

Scott Van Dyke (1987-88-89)

Eric Van Slyke (1993)

George VanValen (1950)

David VanValkenburg

(1963-64)

Gene VanVort (1983-84)

Dan Varney (2003-04-05)

Bob Veruto (1977)

ITHACA COLLEGE

Jason Verwohlt (1993)

Mike Vickowski (1985-86-87)

Carlo Vieni (1956-57)

Anthony Viviano (1995)

Norbert Voegele (1946)

Kevin Vogt (1978, 80-81)

Thomas Vogt (1961)

Lee Vokes (1947)

Sam Volo (1949-50-51)

Dale Volpe (1970-71-72)

Joe Volpe (2005-06-07)

Michael Votta (1976-77)

W

Brian Wade (1955-56-57-58)

Rich Wageman (1984-85)

Mike Wagner (1982)

Herold Waite (1947)

Jeremy Walck (2005-06)

Jerry Walczak, Mgr. (1965)

David Wales (1960)

George Walker (1986)

Sheldon Walker (1986-87)

David Wallace (1964)

Scott Wallace (1983-84)

John Walrath (1961)

Frank Walter (1965-66-67)

Cory Walts (2004)

Joe Weber (1995-96)

Edmund Weed (1946)

Alfred Weeks (1960)

Robert Wehinger (1963-64)

Neal Weidman (1994-95-96)

Chris Weiller (1982-83-84)

Stanley Weiner (1954-55)

Jeff Welch (2001-02-03-04)

Mike Welch (1971-72)

Dan Welkley (1982-85)

Jerry Wells (1973-74)

Jim Wells, Mgr. (1970-71)

Curt Wenke (1986-87)

Jake Werblow (1997)

Paul Werner (1975)

Cory West (1995-96-97)

Daniel West (1971-72)

William West (1942)

John Westbrook (1967-68-69)

Brian Weverbergh

(2005-06-07)

Dave Whalen (1979-80-81)

Floyd Whisher (1950)

David Whitcomb (1971-72)

Chris White (1989-90-91)

Richard White (1941)

Greg Whitney (1969-70, 72)

James Wieta (1965)

Albert Wilde (1958-59-60)

Todd Wilkowski

(1988-89-90-91)

Joe Williams (1988-89-90)

Justin Williams (2002-03)

Alvin Williamson (1941)

Jason Willis (2004)

James Wilson (1960-61-62)

Paul Wilson (1960-61)

Scott Wilson (1999)

Tom Winiewicz (1971-72)

Ryan Winslow (2002)

Donald Winter (1954-55-56)

Tony Wise (1971-72)

Dan Witbeck (2006-07)

William Witt (1939)

Jeff Wittman (1989-90-91-92)

Bob Wojnar (1970-71-72)

Gifford Wolcott (1980)

Bob Wolf (1972)

Richard Wood (1974-75)

Gary Worden (1967-68-69)

Leonard Wozniak (1947)

George Wurtenburg (1947)

Jeff Wyatt (1986-87)

Pat Wyman (1986-87)

Y

Fred Yaple (1980)

Robert Yeager (1951)

John Yengo (1961-62)

Brian Young (1999-2000-01)

John Young (1950)

Anthony Yuli (1995-96)

Z

Jack Zahn (1981)

Jay Zunic (1991-92-93)

Keith Zupan, Mgr. (1989)

Jeff Zych, Mgr. (1975)

Long-time NFL assistant coach Tony Wise,

a 1973 Ithaca graduate, visited the Bombers’ preseason

camp in 2005 to work with the team’s offensive linemen.

Wise, a member of Ithaca’s Hall of Fame, was a classmate

of Bomber head coach Mike Welch.

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ITHACA COLLEGE Mike Welch, Head Coach

Ithaca College’s ninth head football coach, Welch

has continued the success of one of Division III’s

winningest programs. His teams have been consistent

playoff contenders, and he owns a record of

112-41 (.732) as Bomber coach. He achieved another

milestone in 2006 when he was elected to the American

Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Board

of Trustees, where he is one of just two Division

III coaches.

Taking over for Jim Butterfield, one of college

football’s most successful coaches, Welch was college

football’s most successful rookie coach in 1994.

He led the Bombers to a 10-3 record and the NCAA

Division III semifinals that year.

He posted more victories (10) than any other

first-year NCAA coach. For his efforts, Welch was

named Division III coach of the year by College

Sports magazine and Eastern Division III coach of

the year (Stan Lomax-Irving Marsh Award) by the

Football Writers of New York.

The 1996 season saw a return to postseason

play for Ithaca. The Bombers started the season

with five straight wins and at one point earned the

top spot in the NCAA Division III East Region

rankings. Ithaca won the ECAC Northeast championship

by downing previously unbeaten Worcester

State, 27-21. The 1998 and 199 teams also made

ECAC playoff appearances. In 2001 the Bomb-

16 Football 2008

ers reached the NCAA quarterfinals, posting road

wins at Montclair State and Rensselaer. The 2003

Bombers reached the national quarterfinals after

recording NCAA playoff wins at Brockport and

Montclair State. In 2004 Ithaca routed Massachusetts-Dartmouth

in an ECAC postseason game and a

year later the Bombers won their fourth straight

Empire 8 title and reached the NCAA playoffs for

the 15th time. Last fall the Bombers were back in the

NCAA tournament.

A high school standout at Dansville, Welch was

coached there by Ithaca Athletic Hall of Fame member

Tom Vogt ’64 and earned all-county honors as a

junior halfback and a senior linebacker. Dansville was

16-0 during Welch’s sophomore and junior seasons.

At Ithaca he earned two letters playing for

Butterfield. A running back, he missed most of his

sophomore season with an ankle injury. Welch was

named the Bombers’ most-improved back as a junior

after gaining 467 yards on 117 carries. The starter at

fullback and a captain as a senior, Welch was again

slowed by an injury but still gained 257 yards on 61

attempts. Welch also spent four years with the lacrosse

program, including two with the varsity.

From 1973-76 Welch worked as an assistant

football coach at Rush-Henrietta High School in

Rochester. He earned his master’s degree from Albany

in 1977. Welch was also a member of the Great

BOMBER COACHING RECORDS

Name (seasons) Years Won Lost Tied Pct

Jim Butterfield (1967-93) 27 206 71 1 .743

MIKE WELCH (1994-present) 14 112 41 0 .732

Dick Lyon (1958-66) 9 49 20 0 .710

#* James A. “Bucky” Freeman (1931-42, 1946) 13 36 32 6 .527

* Harold “Pete” Hatch (1946-50) 5 13 18 0 .419

Joseph Hamilton (1951-55) 5 7 22 3 .266

# Ben Light (1935) 1 4 1 1 .750

Art Orloske (1956-57) 2 3 10 0 .231

Leonard Schreck (1930) 1 1 3 1 .200

# Co-coached in 1935 * Co-coached in 1946


Dane coaching staff, serving as offensive back coach

and later defensive line coach on Bob Ford’s staff.

Albany reached the NCAA semifinals in 1977.

In 1980 Welch began a four-year tenure as offensive

coordinator at Washington (Mo.) University.

He came back to his alma mater in 1984 as linebacker

coach.

The Bomber football program has posted a 198-

58 (.773) record with Welch on its coaching staff. In

addition to winning national championships in 1988

and 1991, the Bombers made NCAA playoff appear-

EDUCATION

1973, bachelor’s degree in physical education from Ithaca College

1977, master’s degree in education from Albany, Albany, N.Y.

ITHACA COLLEGE

ances in 1985, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1994, 2001, 2003

and 2005. Ithaca was an ECAC playoff participant in

1984, 1987, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2004.

Welch is married to the former Susan Price, a

1973 Ithaca College graduate. They have two children;

Jessica, a 2003 Ithaca graduate, was an all-American

lacrosse player, and Jeff, a a 2004 graduate who was

an all-conference football and lacrosse player and

captained both sports.

The Welch File

COACHING EXPERIENCE

High School:

1973-76, assistant coach at Rush-Henrietta High School; Rochester, N.Y.

College:

1976-80, offensive back and defensive line coach at Albany; Albany, N.Y.

1980-84, offensive coordinator at Washington University: St. Louis, Mo.

1984-94, linebacker coach, assistant track & field coach and junior varsity lacrosse coach

at Ithaca College

1994-present, head coach, Ithaca College

RECORD AS COLLEGE ASSISTANT COACH

Year School Head Coach W-L Postseason

1976 Albany (N.Y.) Bob Ford 4-5

1977 Albany (N.Y.) Bob Ford 9-2 NCAA Semifinal

1978 Albany (N.Y.) Bob Ford 7-3

1979 Albany (N.Y.) Bob Ford 6-3

1980 Washington (Mo.) Ken Henderson 2-7

1981 Washington (Mo.) Ken Henderson 2-7

1982 Washington (Mo.) Ken Henderson 2-7

1983 Washington (Mo.) Fred Remy 2-6-1

1984 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 10-1 ECAC North Champion

1985 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 11-2 NCAA Runner-Up

1986 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 11-1 NCAA Semifinal

1987 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 7-3 ECAC North Playoffs

1988 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 13-1 NCAA Champion

1989 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 7-3

1990 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 8-2 NCAA Playoffs

1991 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 12-1 NCAA Champion

1992 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 9-2 NCAA Playoffs

1993 Ithaca Jim Butterfield 6-4

FOOTBALL PHONE DIRECTORY

Coach Position area code 607

Mike Welch Head Coach 274-1143

Dan Elberty Head Junior Varsity Coach 274-1972

Chris Hummel Athletic Trainer 274-7026

Todd Lazenby Athletic Trainer 274-1976

Gabe Luvara Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach 274-1141

Peter Mayer Defensive Backs Coach 274-1142

Mark Ross Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach 274-3748

John Wallace Ceracche Center Equipment Manager 274-1144

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ITHACA COLLEGE Assistant Coaches

DAN ELBERTY

Head Junior

Varsity Coach

Dan Elberty joined the Ithaca

coaching staff in 1999 as

head coach of the junior varsity

program.

He had spent the previous

16 years coaching at various

high schools throughout

New York State, including eight seasons at nearby

Lansing, where he is an elementary school teacher.

His coaching background also includes ice hockey,

baseball and track & field.

Elberty played three years of football at St.

Lawrence. The Saints reached the NCAA semifinals

in 1982.

SEAN

FITZMAURICE

Defensive Line Coach

Former Bomber offensive

lineman Sean Fitzmaurice is

in his sixth season as a member

of the coaching staff.

Fitzmaurice graduated from

Ithaca in 2004 with a bachelor’s

degree in social studies

education with a minor in coaching. He spent two

years with the junior varsity coaching staff, working

with the team’s linebackers and defensive linemen.

18 Football 2008

DAN ELBERTY

NICK GUTTUSO

Graduate Assistant

Coach

Nick Guttuso, a spring graduate

of Ithaca, joins the Ithaca

coaching staff as a graduate

assistant.

Guttuso lettered three

times as a center. As a senior,

he started every game at center

and received the Bradshaw Family Football Award.

He played in 21 games as a Bomber.

MIKE HATCHER

Receivers Coach

Mike Hatcher is in his second

season with the Bomber

coaching staff as the program’s

receivers coach.

A graduate of Rhodes,

Hatcher served as team

captain as a senior and was

a three-time all-conference

wide receiver for the Lynx. He was voted to the

team’s leadership council all four years.

SEAN FITZMAURICE


ceptions.

MARK ROSS

IRIK JOHNSON

Running Backs Coach

Irik Johnson returns to his

alma mater as a graduate assistant.

A 2003 Ithaca graduate,

Johnson lettered twice as a

Bomber wide receiver. He

caught seven passes, incluing

a pair of touchdown re-

GABE LUVARA

Offensive Coordinator/

Offensive Line Coach

Gabe Luvara joined the

Bomber program after serving

as offensive coordinator

and offensive line coach at

Juniata.

Luvara, who increased

the Eagles’ offense by 108

yards per game, held the

same position at Duquesne for a year and worked on

the Dukes’ staff for three years.

A 2001 graduate of Indiana (Pa.) where he was

an all-conference center, he served as team captain

and helped the team to two NCAA Division II playoff

appearances.

ITHACA COLLEGE

PETER MAYER

Defensive Backs

Coach

Peter Mayer, an all-star

safety at Ithaca, is in his first

season on the staff.

Mayer spent two seasons

as an assistant at Division

I-AA Colgate and has

also coached at Widener and

Hamilton at the Division III level.

A two-year starter at free safety, Mayer was

an Empier 8 all-star as a senior and was named the

team’s Most Improved Back.

Mayer earned his bachelor’s degree from Ithaca

and his master’s from Widener.

MARK ROSS

Defensive Coordinator/

Linebackers Coach

Mark Ross rejoined the

Bomber coaching staff in

2007 over as Ithaca’s defensive

coordinator. He previously

coached the team’s

defensive linemen and linebackers

from 1999 to 2005.

Ross spent four years as an assistant at East

Stroudsburg, coaching the defensive ends and linebackers

for the Division II Warriors. He also served

as special teams coach for three seasons.

A graduate of Penn State, he has also worked at

Division I-AA Lafayette.

Football 2008 19


ITHACA COLLEGE Athletic Training

CHRIS HUMMEL

Chris Hummel is in his ninth

year with Ithaca’s athletic

training staff. In addition to

working with the football

program, is sport responsibilities

include gymnastics

and women’s lacrosse.

Hummel came to Ithaca

after a year as assistant

athletic trainer at Cornell

University. He earned his bachelor’s degree from

Eastern Michigan (where he was a member of the

golf team for the Division I Eagles) and his master’s

degree from Ithaca, where he spent a year as a graduate

assistant.

The chair of Ithaca’s School of Health Sciences

and Human Performance curriculum committee,

Hummel also serves as secretary and treasurer of the

New York state Athletic Trainers’ Association.

20 Football 2008

TODD LAZENBY

Todd Lazenby joined the

Ithaca athletic training staff

in 2006 after 10 years with

the NFL’s San Francisco

49ers, including three as

head athletic trainer. Lazenby

and the rest of the 49er

staff were named the NFL’s

Athletic Training Staff of

the Year in 2001.

He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from

Ohio State University. Lazenby’s other sport responsibilities

at Ithaca include baseball, junior varsity

men’s basketball and men’s and women’s swimming

and diving.


2008 Outlook ITHACA COLLEGE

The Bombers extended their streak to 37 straight

winning seasons in 2007 and made the program’s

17th trip to the NCAA playoffs. Ithaca brings back

39 letter-winners, including 13 starters.

2007 REVIEW: Ithaca’s 8-3 record marked the

19th time in the past 34 years that the Bombers have

won at least eight games. Kick returner Jason Chier

earned all-America honors after leading the nation in

punt returns. Chier was a first-team pick to d3football.com’s

East Region all-star team and was joined

on the all-region team by running back Jamie Donovan,

guard Chris Gray, strong safety Ryan Terlecki

and tight end Brian Weverbergh (second team) and

nose guard Phil Byers and linebacker Matt Scalice

(third team). Byers, Chier, Gray, Scalice, Terlecki,

Weverbergh and offensive tackle Sean Mirkov

were first-team picks to the Empire 8 all-star team,

with defensive end Adam Drescher, wide receiver

Brian Hogan, linebacker John Scanlon, and free

safety Charlie Stephens earning second-team

honors. Quarterback Dan Juvan and linebacker

Mike Nowak received honorable mention. Donovan,

Nowak, Terlecki, Nick Horowski, and Kyle

Scharles were named to the District I All-Academic

Team.

KEY LOSSES: The Bombers lost 23 letterwinners,

including nine starters. Donovan, Terlecki,

and fullback Dan Ross were four-year letter-winners.

Byers and Stephens were three-year starters

with Nowak, offensive tackle Jake Dapolito, wide

receiver Patrick Heenehan, and cornerback Scott

Lieber seeing starting duty as juniors and seniors;

Jamie Donovan is Ithaca’s career scoring leader in

scoring and rushing.

Hogan, Horowski, and center Nick Guttuso stepped

into starting roles last fall. The class of 2007, which

also included wide receiver Tayer Ashkar, running

back Alex Baez, center Paul Cataldo, linebackers

Marc D’Amico and Dan Gaglianese, guard Sean

McLaughlin, linebacker Bill Struzzi, tight end Joe

Volpe and guard Jeremy Walck, was Ithaca’s 33rd

in a row to make a postseason appearance.

THE OFFENSE: Six starters and two other

players who’ve seen starting duty are among the 22

letter-winners who return from an offense that ranked

26th nationally by averaging 428.2 yards per game

ITHACA PER-GAME OFFENSIVE AVERAGES

REGULAR-SEASON

First Rushing Passing Total Total

Year Points Downs Rushes Yards Passes Comps Pct Yards Plays Yards

1993 28.0 19.1 48.8 185.2 27.0 12.2 .452 178.9 75.8 364.1

1994 17.2 16.1 43.3 154.2 24.8 12.2 .492 153.7 68.1 307.9

1995 26.7 20.2 38.3 140.4 34.0 20.1 .592 242.6 72.3 383.0

1996 30.6 21.3 36.4 143.4 34.7 19.8 .571 257.0 71.1 400.4

1997 31.6 20.6 40.1 155.1 37.5 21.1 .563 274.5 77.6 429.6

1998 35.5 21.6 39.7 155.0 36.5 18.7 .512 254.2 76.2 409.2

1999 30.1 22.3 37.3 165.9 38.9 23.1 .594 275.9 76.2 441.8

2000 26.2 16.9 43.1 130.5 29.8 13.8 .463 162.2 72.9 292.7

2001 38.4 20.2 49.2 223.1 22.9 12.8 .556 181.1 72.1 404.2

2002 23.0 18.0 41.7 156.7 27.2 14.0 .515 175.1 68.9 331.8

2003 29.5 18.6 40.2 141.1 26.9 15.6 .580 215.9 67.1 357.0

2004 38.4 24.1 46.1 222.1 31.7 19.5 .615 242.5 77.8 438.2

2005 38.1 23.9 40.5 169.1 29.9 20.6 .689 272.9 70.4 442.0

2006 29.4 18.0 34.9 143.7 25.9 15.8 .610 188.3 60.8 332.0

2007 34.9 21.2 39.1 180.2 27.9 17.4 .624 255.9 67.0 436.1

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ITHACA COLLEGE

last fall. The Bombers raised their total offense by

31 percent – the program’s best improvement since

1974 – and set a school record for fewest turnovers

(11).

QUARTERBACK: A two-time Empire 8 allstar,

Juvan improved his numbers across the board

and emerged as one of the region’s top quarterbacks

by the end of the season. His 2,621 yards, 24 touchdown

passes, and 160.5 efficiency rating all ranked

as the second-best single-season figures posted by a

Bomber. Juvan enters his third season as a starter

ranking second on Ithaca’s all-time pass efficiency

and completion percentage lists and fourth in yardage,

completions, and touchdown passes.

Junior Brian Grastorf saw action under center

in six games, throwing for 204 yards. Sophomore

Rob Zappia was called up from the junior varsity

season as a Bomber rookie and was the team’s third

quarterback.

RECEIVERS: Ithaca brings back seven letterwinners,

including a pair of starters. Heading the

list is Weverbergh; the senior earned preseason all-

America honors from Lindy’s Football Preview and

D3football.com after setting a school record for tight

ends with 44 catches. His seven touchdown receptions

ranked second on the team.

Junior Brad Payne and sophomore Dan Higgins

lettered in 2007. Senior Peter Sachs, juniors

Sean Puckhaber and Peter Tarrant and sophomores

Kurt Freischlag and Daniel Feinstein.

22 Football 2008

Empire 8 all-stars Dan Juvan (4), Chris Gray (70) and Sean Mirkov (77) all return .

The most experienced wideout on the roster is

senior Kyle Crandall, who caught 23 passes while

starting five games. His 21.5 yards per catch led the

team and was the program’s fourth-highest mark

ever, helped by his school-record 88-yard touchdown

reception in the Brockport win.

Classmate Zach Connett, who made his first

career start in the Cortaca Jug win, caught seven

passes. Senior Matt Quinn also lettered a year ago.

Juniors Chad LaChance and Shane O’Malley

return to the varsity as well. O’Malley was a letterwinner

last season. Sophomores Sean Heenehan and

Thomas Vossler are up from the junior varsity team;

a third sophomore, Dan Ruffrage, missed the 2007

season with an injury.

OFFENSIVE LINE: Ithaca brings three players

who started every game in 2007 – including a

pair of first-team Empire 8 all-stars – and three other

letter-winners.

Gray has started every game at left guard the

past two seasons, earning first-team all-conference

recognition both years. One of the nation’s top offensive

linemen, he was a pre-season all-America

selection by Lindy’s Football Preview.

Senior Eric Russo returns for his second season

in the starting line-up. Classmate Kevin Heinzelman

lettered last year and fellow senior Mike Tannenbaum

is back for a third varsity season.

At tackle, Mirkov is a two-year starter who was

picked to the Empire 8 first team last fall after mov-


ing to left tackle. Junior Perry McDonnell and sophomore

Leland King were both among the team’s top

reserves on the offensive line last year.

Senior Chris Mott is a third-year varsity player.

Sophomores Vinnie Diana, Rich Mallon, and Jack

Scott are all up from the junior varsity team.

At center, senior Ben Garvey and junior Mark

Rodovick both lettered as reserves last fall. Junior

Mike Boch, another returning Bomber, will also be

in the mix.

RUNNING BACKS: The Bombers raised their

rushing yards nearly 37 yards per game over the 2006

season and posted the program’s third-best total in

Mike Welch’s 14 years as head coach.

The roster features six returning letter-winners,

headed by two-time award winner Danny Witbeck.

The junior has played in 17 games the past two years

and caught four passes last fall.

Sophomore Lance Baumgartner lettered as a

rookie fullback in 2007. Junior Joe Nicoletti moves

to that position after lettering as an inside linebacker

last season. Sophomore Charlie Calovich is up from

the junior varsity program.

Donovan and Baez combined for 6,271 yards

and 60 touchdowns in their careers; they rank first

and fourth, respectively, on the program’s all-time

rushing list. Ithaca’s returning ball carriers have

gained just 218 career yards. Junior Thomas Bergerstock

ran for 99 yards – the most by any returning

player – last year as the team’s third-string running

back. He and sophomore Dan Ruggerio both lettered.

ITHACA PER-GAME DEFENSIVE AVERAGES

REGULAR-SEASON

ITHACA COLLEGE

Senior Justin Kulp is back after missing the

2007 season with an injury; as a sophomore he was

Ithaca’s second-leading scorer —his eight rushing

touchdowns came on just 83 carries. Kulp, who

gained 103 yards on the ground, also scored a TD on

his only reception of the season.

Sophomore Matt Crandall, a junior varsity

standout last year, will also push for playing time.

THE DEFENSE: Ithaca brings back 18 letterwinners;

six starters return, along with two other

players who have seen starting duty. Last year’s unit

was especially strong against the run; for the fifth

time in eight years, the Bombers held their opponents

under 100 yards per game.

DEFENSIVE LINE: Bombers with starting

experience return at all three spots. A total of six

letter-winners are back on the defensive line.

At the end spot, Drescher and fellow junior Joe

Goetz head the list of veterans. They’ve started 30

games over the past two years; both started every

game last fall while combining for 108 tackles, 32

tackles for loss and six sacks.

Senior John Cirba (four tackles while playing

all but one game) and junior Scott Auchenbach

(three tackles for loss in just four appearances) both

lettered in 2007. Senior Doug Fraser and sophomore

Jason Zweig are also candidates for playing time.

At nose guard, Scharles enters his junior season

with a pair of letters. He started three games last year

and finished with nine tackles. Sophomore Andrew

Haim (who lettered as a rookie Bomber) and junior

Avi Deixler both return to the varsity as well.

First Rushing Passing Total Total Fumbles

Year Points Downs Rushes Yards Passes Comps Pct Yards Plays Yards Int Rec

1993 19.3 14.1 46.0 176.4 20.9 8.3 .397 107.9 66.9 284.3 0.9 1.6

1994 12.9 15.8 47.7 187.0 22.0 11.0 .500 124.0 69.7 311.0 1.0 1.2

1995 17.2 16.4 42.4 155.2 27.3 13.6 .496 176.1 69.8 331.3 1.9 0.9

1996 19.0 18.3 45.3 160.9 24.9 12.8 .518 158.1 70.2 319.0 2.2 0.9

1997 14.1 14.8 40.7 122.4 25.9 11.3 .436 138.5 66.6 260.9 1.2 1.2

1998 22.1 15.4 42.9 165.2 24.6 11.3 .459 140.4 67.5 305.6 1.5 1.3

1999 19.2 16.7 45.7 188.1 25.3 11.8 .466 150.1 71.0 338.2 2.0 1.1

2000 17.9 15.3 39.8 90.9 28.9 13.8 .439 175.0 68.7 265.9 1.4 0.6

2001 12.6 11.3 35.8 102.8 26.8 10.9 .407 119.2 62.6 222.0 1.6 0.9

2002 13.7 16.7 35.8 94.6 31.4 15.5 .494 196.1 67.2 290.7 1.3 0.6

2003 14.8 17.6 43.5 141.9 28.2 14.3 .507 134.8 71.7 276.7 1.4 1.0

2004 13.1 13.3 43.6 88.1 28.8 14.9 .517 153.3 63.2 241.4 1.7 1.5

2005 23.3 19.2 38.4 153.6 33.8 19.1 .565 197.2 72.2 350.8 1.4 1.2

2006 14.6 13.8 33.0 81.7 27.7 15.2 .548 177.4 60.7 259.1 0.8 1.2

2007 17.5 15.5 36.3 94.2 27.2 16.5 .606 195.3 63.5 289.5 0.8 1.1

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ITHACA COLLEGE

Joe Goetz, Tyler Baker and Kyle Scharles (l. to r.) all saw starting time on the Bomber defense.

LINEBACKERS: Six letter-winners are back

this season, with three starters (including a pair of

all-conference selections) back. Scalice is the most

experienced Bomber linebacker. He’s collected 178

career tackles – 30 for loss – while seeing starting

action at inside linebacker in all three of his seasons.

Sophomore Paul Helm moves to inside linebacker

after lettering as a defensive lineman last season.

He made 10 tackles in nine games. Other candidates

for playing time include sophomores Sean Gil

and Pat Scott, who both played on Ithaca’s junior

varsity team a year ago.

Scanlon, an Empire 8 all-star and two-year

starter, enters his senior season with three letters. His

128 career tackles include 28 tackles for loss. Classmate

Craig Liebler is a two-year letter winner who

made 18 tackles in 2007. Junior Tyler Baker (39

tackles, 12 tackles for loss) started last season’s final

seven games.

Junior Bobby Pattison and sophomores Morgan

Abdelnour, Eric Betts and Matt Dibble will

also push for playing time.

SECONDARY: Three defensive backs with

starting experience are among the six returning letter-winners

on Ithaca’s roster. Chier has started the

last 17 games at cornerback and has three interceptions

and seven pass break-ups in that time. His 53

tackles and five tackles for loss both led the team’s

cornerbacks last year.

Another senior, Chris Grady, is the most experienced

candidate for the other starting spot. A 2007

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letter winner, Grady played in all but one game. Four

sophomores who played on Ithaca’s junior varsity

team last fall will all push for playing time; Aaron

Castonguay, Tom Eschen, Chris McConnell and

Tim Wood.

Senior Matt Samela, who started four games

at cornerback last year, moves to strong safety this

season. Samela made 26 tackles and his six pass

break-ups ranked second on the team. Junior Chad

Herring lettered a year ago in his first varsity season

after making 16 tackles.

Sophomores Kevin Accetta and Tyler Rauber

are up from the junior varsity team.

Two letter-winners return at free safety: junior

Roniel Bencosme and sophomore David Ahonen.

Bencosme has played in 18 games (with one start) in

his career. Ahonen appeared in all but one game as a

Bomber rookie, recording 11 stops. Senior Alex Darcey

and junior Bobby DeForest are returning varsity

players as well.

SPECIAL TEAMS: Once again last season

the Bombers fielded one of the nation’s best special

teams units. Ithaca ranked in the top 20 nationally

in four categories, leading Division III in punt return

average and ranking 11th in kickoff returns, 15th in

punt return defense and 16th in net punting. In addition,

The Bombers set a school record with five

blocked extra-point attempts among their six overall

blocked kicks.

Chier heads the list of returning special teams

standouts. The nation’s top punt returner, he became


the fifth Bomber since 1998 to rank among the top

10. Chier scored a pair of punt return touchdowns

and picked up four tackles in kick coverage. He owns

career averages of 18.8 yards per punt return and 22.8

yards per kickoff return.

Crandall was Ithaca’s leading kickoff returner

and one of the team’s top members of the punt and

kickoff teams; he collected six tackles, two fumble

recoveries, and a forced fumble in kick coverage.

Kulp has also seen time returning kickoffs, averaging

14.8 yards per return in 2006.

Liebler, Herring, Ahonen and Helm were

also among Ithaca’s top special-teams contributors.

Liebler led the team with 12 kick coverage tackles;

Herring and Ahonen finished with eight and seven,

respectively, with Helm adding six.

Sophomore Dillon Dwyer returns after stepping

into Ithaca’s placekicking duties (he replaced

the school’s career scoring leader). He kicked eight

field goals, converted 82 percent of his extra-point

attempts and even ran for a two-point conversion.

Bergerstock, who handled Ithaca’s kick-off

chores for much of the 2007 season, and Higgins,

the long-snapper for punts and placekicks, also return.

The Bombers will need to replace punter Nick

Horowski (who was named the team’s Outstanding

Specialist) and holder Struzzi; Grastorf has the

most experience as a holder.

THE SCHEDULE: Nine of the 10 opponents

on Ithaca’s schedule have made postseason appearances

in the past six seasons, playing a total of 36

playoff games in that span. Four earned either NCAA

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or ECAC postseason berths a year ago. The seasonopener

on Sept. 6 against visiting Lycoming is the

first of two straight non-league games against Middle

Atlantic Conference competition to open the year; the

Bombers travel to King’s a week later. The Bombers

open conference play with back-to-back games

against Hartwick and at St. John Fisher, who both

joined Ithaca in the NCAA playoffs last fall. The

Hartwick game is part of Homecoming Weekend; the

Bombers will look to celebrate Homecoming with a

win for the 24th time in 26 years. After a week off,

Ithaca travels to Norwich to play the Cadets for the

last time in conference play (Norwich is leaving the

Empire 8 after the 2008 season) then opens a threeweek

homestand by facing first-time opponent Frostburg

State. League opponents Utica and Springfield

visit Butterfield

Stadium the next

two weeks. The

Bombers travel to

ECAC participants

Alfred and Cortland

to finish the

year. This marks

the ninth year in a

row that the Cortaca

Jug — one

of Division III’s

signature rivalries

—will close out

the regular season.

ITHACA PER-GAME SPECIAL TEAMS AVERAGES

REGULAR-SEASON

Ithaca celebrated three special

teams touchdowns last fall.

/——————————Returns——————————/ /———–———————Coverage———–———————/

Year Punt Yd Avg TD Kickoff Yd Avg TD Punt Yd Avg TD Kickoff Yd Avg TD

1993 8.6 0 17.0 0 5.0 0 19.4 1

1994 8.8 0 19.9 0 5.8 1 13.1 0

1995 11.2 0 24.2 2 6.2 0 17.6 0

1996 16.3 2 15.7 0 8.8 2 17.4 1

1997 12.9 1 17.3 0 12.8 1 15.7 0

1998 23.0 3 21.7 1 7.7 0 14.5 0

1999 7.1 0 20.7 0 8.3 0 11.8 0

2000 11.5 1 18.0 0 6.4 0 27.1 0

2001 13.6 0 18.1 0 4.8 0 14.3 0

2002 14.1 0 20.9 1 4.3 1 17.9 0

2003 14.4 1 21.2 0 4.2 1 15.8 0

2004 8.3 1 25.3 0 5.1 0 18.6 0

2005 8.7 1 20.9 0 8.6 0 19.3 0

2006 15.4 2 20.3 2 5.5 0 21.1 1

2007 17.1 2 22.6 1 3.4 0 17.7 0

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ITHACA COLLEGE Captain Profiles

DAN JUVAN

QB, Sr., 6-3, 201; Dobbs Ferry

2007: In his second season as Ithaca’s starter, Juvan was the nation’s

10th-ranked passer. He finished the season with a rating of

191.19 over the final four games, throwing for 1,228 yards. Juvan

set a record with four 300-yard efforts and his career-best 318

yards against #1 Mount Union set a Bomber postseason mark. He

was named Empire 8 Offensive Player of the Week after throwing

for 308 yards, four scores and a two-point conversion at Springfield.

Juvan was picked as Ithaca’s Outstanding Back after that win and the seasonopening

victory at Lycoming, when he threw for 309 yards. He passed for 296 yards

and four more touchdowns to help beat #19 Alfred and threw for 306 yards – on just 12

completions – in the Cortaca Jug win and was named Ithaca’s Outstanding Back. He

was named Ithaca’s Honorary Offensive Captain after the Hartwick win. Juvan threw the longest touchdown

pass ever by a Bomber – an 88-yard completion to Kyle Crandall in the Brockport win. 2006: Juvan took over

as Ithaca’s starting quarterback and earned Empire 8 all-star honors after throwing for 1,883 yards. Only one

first-year Bomber starter ever compiled a higher rating than Juvan’s 131.19 rating. He threw for 303 yards and

three touchdowns against Huntingdon in his first career start and was named Ithaca’s Outstanding Back. Juvan

posted three other 200-yard efforts (against Hartwick, Utica and Alfred) and matched his career-high with three

touchdown passes in the win at Brockport. 2005: Juvan played in seven games as Ithaca’s back-up quarterback.

He threw his first career touchdown pass in the win at Hartwick. He saw his most extensive playing time in

the win at Utica, starting the second half and finishing the game with 48 passing yards and 25 rushing yards.

He rushed for his first career touchdown in that victory. High School: A 2004 graduate of Dobbs Ferry High

School, Juvan was coached by Frank Violante. He helped Dobbs Ferry win two state titles, and four section and

league championships. He was all-league, all-section, and all-state and was the MVP of the state championship

game as a senior. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of Franc and Joyce Juvan.

MATT SCALICE

LB, Sr., 6-1, 241; North Tonawanda

2007: Scalice was named a first-team Empire 8 and ECAC allstar

and earned third-team all-region honors from D3football.

com. He was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week after

collecting four tackles for loss and two sacks in the Homecoming

win over Norwich. He forced a fumble in that game and was

named the team’s Outstanding Lineman and Honorary Defensive

Captain. Scalice was also named Ithaca’s Honorary Defensive

Captain after the Hartwick and Cortland wins and was picked as the team’s Outstanding

Lineman following the St. John Fisher, Utica and Cortland games. He recorded a

career-high 19 tackles against St. John Fisher and picked up 12 in the win over #19

Alfred. Scalice was the team’s leading tackler (98) and his 15 tackles for loss ranked

second among Ithaca’s linebackers. 2006: Scalice stepped into a starting role and led the Bombers in tackles for

loss and fumble recoveries while starting every game at inside linebacker. His 68 tackles ranked second on the

team. Scalice was named Ithaca’s Honorary Defensive Captain after collecting nine tackles (three for loss) in

the win over #14 Springfield. He recorded a career-best 12 tackles at St. John Fisher. Scalice made six tackles

at Alfred and was picked as the team’s Outstanding Lineman. He picked up three tackles for loss in the win

at Norwich. 2005: Scalice played in three games before an injury sidelined him for the rest of the season. He

made his first career start in the win at Hartwick and finished with nine tackles. High School: A 2005 graduate

of North Tonawanda High School, he was coached by Eric Jantzi. He was all-state, all-region, and a two-time

captain. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of Don and Carol Scalice. His brother, Joe,

was an all-American offensive tackle for Ithaca before graduating in 2006.

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Captain Profile ITHACA COLLEGE

BRIAN WEVERBERGH

TE, Sr., 6-1, 230; West Port, Conn.

2007: In his first season starting at tight end, Weverbergh set a

school record with 44 catches. He earned all-region, all-ECAC

and all-conference accolades and was named the team’s Outstanding

Lineman at the postseason banquet. Weverbergh was

named Ithaca’s Honorary Offensive Captain three times – after

King’s, St. John Fisher and Cortland games. He caught a pair of

touchdown passes in the Cortaca Jug win, gaining a career-best

128 yards (the program’s third-highest single-game total by a tight end) and was named

to D3football.com’s Team of the Week. Weverbergh caught two more scoring passes

against #1 Mount Union in the NCAA playoffs. He gained 104 yards in the King’s win,

becoming the first Ithaca tight end to reach 100 yards since 1997. He recorded a careerbest

six catches against both Hartwick and St. John Fisher. 2006: Weverbergh played in eight games and made

four starts at fullback. He caught 14 passes, the most of any Bomber back, including a season-high five in the

Cortaca Jug game. He added three receptions at both St. John Fisher and Alfred. Weverbergh’s first catch of the

season went for a 34-yard touchdown in the Buffalo State win. 2005: Weverbergh played in every game, appearing

at tight end and fullback and on special teams. He caught his first career touchdown pass in the win over

#17 St. John Fisher. He caught a season-best three passes in the win over Alfred that clinched the Empire 8 title.

Weverbergh started the Springfield and Alfred games at fullback. His 12 catches matched the most by a Bomber

freshman since Dan Hayes set a school record with 20 catches in 1994. Weverbergh’s 15 special teams tackles

were second on the team. He collected three tackles in kick coverage in the Hartwick and Alfred wins. He was

named Ithaca’s Hustler of the Week following the season-opening win at Buffalo State. High School: A 2005

graduate of Staples High School, Weverbergh was coached by Marce Petraccio. He was all-area, all-county and

all-state.Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of Skip and Mary Ann Weverbergh.

Player Profiles

DAVID AHONEN

SS, So., 6-1, 205; Farmington

2007: Ahonen was one of seven freshmen to earn a letter after

playing in all but one regular-season game as a secondary backup

and special teams regular. Ahonen collected seven of his

tackles in kick coverage to rank among the team leaders. He collected

a career-high three stops – including his first career tackle

for loss – in the win at Utica. He made a pair of tackles against

Hartwick and two more in the Cortaca Jug win. High School:

A 2007 graduate of Victor Central School, Ahonen was coached by Jim Haugh. He

was a two-time pick to the All-Greater Rochester Team and earned first-team all-state

honors as a senior. Ahonen helped Victor to a Section V title in 2005 and also earned

all-league honors in basketball and baseball. Personal: An accounting major, he is the

son of Dave and Carolee Ahonen. He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester.

A third baseman on Ithaca’s NCAA playoff baseball team, Ahonen was named Empire 8 Rookie of the Year

and earned all-region honors.

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SCOTT AUCHENBACH

DE, Jr., 6-0, 250; Collegeville, Pa.

2007: Auchenbach lettered as a back-up defensive end. He collected

a pair of tackles for loss and broke up a pass in the win at

Utica. In his first appearance of the season, Auchenbach made two

tackles (one for loss) against #6 St. John Fisher. 2006: Auchenbach

played on Ithaca’s junior varsity team as a freshman. He was

named the Bombers’ Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week

following the victory at Norwich. He was named to the Empire

8 Presidents’ List following the spring semester. High School: A 2006 graduate of

Spring-Ford High School, Auchenbach was coached by Gary Rhodenbaugh. He was a

three-time all-league selection on defense and a two-time pick as an offensive lineman.

Personal: A sport management major, he is the son of Dale and Pam Auchenbach. He

was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the spring semester.

TYLER BAKER

LB, Jr., 5-11, 206; Milford, Conn.

2007: Baker stepped into the starting line-up midway through

the season and led the team’s linebackers in pass break-ups. His

12 tackles for loss were third among Ithaca’s linebackers. Baker

was named the team’s Hustler of the Week following the win at

Springfield; he made six tackles in that game, including a season-best

three solo stops. He recorded career-best totals of eight

tackles and four tackles for loss in the Homecoming win over

Norwich. Baker collected six tackles and two pass break-ups in the win over #19 Alfred

and finished with three tackles for loss in the Cortaca Jug victory. He recovered a Red

Dragon fumble inside the Ithaca five-yard line in that win. 2006: Baker spent his freshman

season with the Bomber junior varsity team. He was named Ithaca’s Defensive

Scout Team Player of the Week following the St. John Fisher game. High School: A 2006 graduate of Notre

Dame, Baker was coached by Jeff Bevlio. A three-year letter winner, he was a two-year team captain and earned

all-state honors as a senior and all-area recognition as a junior and senior. Personal: A business-finance major,

he is the son of Barry and Meg Baker.

LANCE BAUMGARTNER

FB, So., 5-10, 195; Hamburg, N.J.

2007: A back-up fullback and special teams stalwart, Baumgartner was one of seven

Ithaca freshmen to letter. He was named the team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the

Week after consecutive wins at Utica and Springfield. Baumgartner made five tackles in

kick coverage, including a pair of stops in the Cortaca Jug win. High School: A 2007

graduate of Walkill Valley, Baumgartner was coached by Todd Van Orden. He was a

two-year captain and a two-time all-state selection. Personal: A clinical science/physical

therapy major, he is the son of Bob and Sue Baumgartner. His uncle is Olympic wrestling

champion Bruce Baumgartner.

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ITHACA COLLEGE

RONIEL BENCOSME

FS, Jr., 5-11, 220; Sleepy Hollow

2007: Bencosme earned his second letter. His five special teams

tackles ranked among the team leaders. Bencosme made two

tackles in the season-opening victory at Lycoming. He made his

first career interception in the win against Utica, picking off a

pass in the end zone on the Pioneers’ final play. 2006: Bencosme

played in all but one game as a reserve defensive back and one of

Ithaca’s special teams stalwarts. His six tackles in kick coverage

ranked second on the team. He made his first career start at St. John Fisher and finished

with two tackles and a fumble recovery. Bencosme collected three tackles in the Buffalo

State win and matched that total in victories over Hartwick, Utica and #14 Springfield.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School, Bencosme was

coached by Steve Boryse. He earned all-league and all-section accolades. Bencosme also lettered in wrestling

and lacrosse. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of Tara Guzman. His brother Dennis is

a sophomore at Ithaca.

TOM BERGERSTOCK

RB, So., 5-9, 195; Webster

2007: In his first season with the varsity, Bergerstock saw action

as a reserve running back and kicking off. In his varsity debut,

he ran for 16 yards, caught his first career pass and made

a pair of tackles on kickoff coverage in the season-opening win

at Lycoming. Bergerstock ran for a career-high 27 yards in the

Homecoming victory over Norwich. 2006: As a freshman, Bergerstock

spent the season on the junior varsity team. He was named

Ithaca’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week after the St. John Fisher and Alfred

games. High School: A 2006 graduate of Webster High School, Bergerstock was

coached by Scott Deuchle. Bergerstock helped Webster to back-to-back Section V

titles and a berth in the 2005 state final. Personal: A television/radio major, he is the

son of Kevin and Michelle Bergerstock.

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JASON CHIER

CB, Jr., 5-9, 165; Binghamton

2007: Chier was the nation’s leading punt returner, averaging

19.0 yards per return. He earned third-team all-America honors

as a kick returner and was a first-team all-region, all-ECAC and

all-conference pick. Chier, who was named Ithaca’s Outstanding

Specialist at the postseason banquet, scored a pair of punt return

touchdowns – a 75-yard touchdown against King’s and a 70-yard

return against Utica. In the King’s win he also intercepted two

passes and made three tackles to earn a spot on D3football.com’s Team of the Week;

he was also named Ithaca’s Honorary Defensive Captain. Chier made a season-high

seven tackles against Hartwick and matched that total against #6 St. John Fisher and

#1 Mount Union in the NCAA playoffs. He picked up two tackles for loss in consecutive wins at Utica and

Springfield. He made his first career sack in the Utica win and was named the team’s Outstanding Specialist.

He broke up a pair of passes in the Cortaca Jug win. 2006: Chier played in every game at cornerback. He made

his first career start in the Brockport win and stayed in the starting line-up the rest of the season, averaging 4.0

tackles per game in that span. Chier recorded season-best totals of eight tackles and three tackles for loss in the

win over #14 Springfield and was named Ithaca’s Outstanding Back. He was picked as the team’s Hustler of the

Week after the St. John Fisher game. He intercepted his first career pass in the Homecoming win over Hartwick,

returning it 22 yards to set up a Bomber touchdown. Chier was also a standout on Ithaca’s special teams, collecting

five tackles in kick coverage and posting averages of 21.0 yards per kickoff return and 17.5 yards per punt

return. 2005: Chier spent his freshman season with Ithaca’s junior varsity team. High School: A 2005 graduate

of Chenango Forks High School, Chier was coached by Kelsey Green. As a senior, Chier was a team captain,

a Division III all-star at defensive back and running back, played in the Ernie Davis All-Star Game and was

named first-team all-state all-metro. He also was a Division III all-star as a junior and helped Chenango Forks

become the NYS Class B State Champions in his junior and senior years. Personal: An exercise science major,

he is the son of Mark and Karen Chier.

JOHN CIRBA

DE, Jr., 6-0, 252; Binghamton

2007: Cirba played in all but one game and earned his first letter.

He made a pair of tackles, including his first career tackle for

loss in the empire 8 victory at Springfield. Cirba was named to

the Empire 8 President’s List following the fall semester. 2006:

As a sophomore, Cirba was a reserve defensive lineman. He was

named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the spring semester.

2005: Cirba spent his first season at Ithaca playing for the

Bomber junior varsity team. High School: A 2005 graduate of Chenango Valley High

School, Cirba was coached by for Jay Hope. He was a division all-star his junior and

senior years, a team captain as a senior and team defensive MVP as a senior. He also

led his team in tackles and rushing yards as a senior. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son

of Susan Cirba and the late Lee Cirba. His sister, Sara, is a 2005 Ithaca graduate.

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ZACH CONNETT

WR, Sr., 6-1, 185; Dobbs Ferry

2007: Connett caught seven passes and contributed in Ithaca’s

special teams. He was named the team’s Hustler of the Week following

the King’s win. He caught a pair of passes in that game as

well as the season-opening victory at Lycoming. Connett made

his first career start in the Cortaca Jug win. 2006: Connett lettered

in his first varsity season, playing in every game as a reserve wide

receiver and special teams regular. His first career reception set

up a Bomber touchdown in the Buffalo State win. He made four tackles in kick coverage,

including a pair in the Homecoming victory over Hartwick. 2005: Connett spent

his freshman season as a junior varsity wide receiver. High School: A 2005 graduate

of Dobbs Ferry High School, Connett was coached by Frank Violante. He was earned all-state, all-section and

all-league honors while helping Dobbs Ferry win two state titles. Personal: A sports media major, he is the son

of Hartley and Abby Connett

KYLE CRANDALL

WR, Sr., 6-0, 180; Herkimer

2007: Crandall was Ithaca’s third-leading receiver and one of

the team’s top special teams players. His averages of 21.5 yards

per catch and 24.6 yards per kickoff return both led the team.

Crandall’s 88-yard touchdown catch in the Brockport win was the

longest reception ever by a Bomber. He also scored on an 83-yard

kickoff return in that win and was named Ithaca’s Specialist of

the Week. He was also named the team’s top specialist after the

Hartwick and Springfield games and was picked as Hustler of the Week following the

Cortaca Jug victory. Crandall caught a career-best five passes in the win at Springfield

and made three catches against #1 Mount Union in the NCAA playoffs. He recorded

six tackles in kick coverage, recovering a pair of fumbles and forcing one. 2006: Crandall

played in every game, catching three passes and ranking among Ithaca’s special teams players. His first

career catch came in the win over Huntingdon. Crandall averaged 17.8 yards per kickoff return and made six

tackles in kick coverage. 2005: Crandall played in all but one game as a reserve wide receiver and one of the

team’s top special teams players. He ranked fifth nationally in kickoff return average (27.8 yards per return) and

made 10 tackles in kick coverage (fourth on the team). He made a season-best three tackles in the Brockport win

and matched that total against Union in the NCAA playoffs. Crandall averaged 27.0 yards on six kickoff returns

in that game, including a 67-yard effort. High School: A 2005 graduate of Herkimer Central School, Crandall

was coached by Alan Steele. He was an all-state selection and was named Mohawk Valley Player of the Year as

a senior. Personal: A legal studies major, he is the son of John Crandall and Susan Schrader.

MATT CRANDALL

RB, So., 6-0, 213; Cattaraugus

2007: Crandall was one of the top running backs on Ithaca’s junior varsity team. He

was named Ithaca’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week after the victories over

Springfield and #19 Alfred. High School: A 2007 graduate of Cattaraugus-Little Valley

High School, Crandall was coached by Tim Miller. A first-team all-state running back, he

lettered five times. He also earned all-conference honors in baseball. Personal: A clinical

science/physical therapy major, he is the son of Joseph and Patricia Crandall. His father is

a 1982 Ithaca graduate.

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ALEX DARCEY

SS, Sr., 5-10, 193; Warwick

2007: Darcey returned to the Bombers as a reserve safety. He was named Ithaca’s Defensive

Scout Team Player of the Week following the victory at Lycoming. 2006: Darcey was

sidelined with an injury. 2005: Darcey spent his freshman season with the junior varsity

team. He was named Ithaca’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the win

over Brockport. High School: A 2005 graduate of Warwick Valley High School, Darcey

was coached by Greg Sirico. A team captain as a senior, was named special teams MVP

and was a New York State Scholar-Athlete selection. Personal: A student in the exploratory

program, he is the son of Mike and Joyce Darcey. He is also a member of Ithaca’s track & field team.

ADAM DRESCHER

DE, Jr., 6-5, 265; Fayetteville

2007: Drescher earned second-team all-conference honors after

leading Ithaca’s defensive linemen with 59 tackles, 16 tackles for

loss and two sacks. He opened the season by collecting careerhigh

totals of nine tackles and four tackles for loss in the win

at Lycoming and was named the team’s Outstanding Lineman.

Drescher, who also forced a fumble and collected a sack, was

named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week and earned a spot

on D3football.com’s Team of the Week. He blocked an extra-point attempt in that

game, starting a streak of five straight games with a blocked kick. He blocked one

field goal and a school single-season record four extra-point attempts. He matched his

career-high with nine tackles in the wins over Brockport and Springfield. Drescher

made three tackles for loss at Springfield. 2006: Drescher played in eight games and started the first three

games of the season. He made a season-high five tackles at St. John Fisher. Drescher recorded tackles for loss in

wins over Hartwick and Norwich. He was one of eight Bomber freshmen to earn a varsity letter. High School:

A 2006 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Drescher was coached by Joe Casamento. Drescher earned

second-team all-league and third-team all-central New York recognition. Personal: An economics major, he is

the son of John and Janet Drescher. His father is a 1979 Ithaca graduate

DILLON DWYER

PK, So., 6-0, 176; Garden City

2007: Dwyer took over Ithaca’s placekicking duties and converted

62 percent of his field goals and 82 percent of his extra-point

tries. He was named Ithaca’s Outstanding Specialist after the

wins over King’s and Norwich. Dwyer’s three field goals against

King’s were the most by an Ithaca kicker in seven seasons. In

the season-opening victory at Lycoming he started his career by

converting all four extra points and kicking a 26-yard field goal;

his seven points matched the highest first-game total ever by a Bomber kicker. He ran

for a two-point conversion in the win over #19 Alfred. Dwyer converted a season-best

five PAT’s in back-to-back wins over Norwich and Utica. In the win at Springfield,

he recovered a fumbled Pride kickoff. High School: A 2007 graduate of Garden City

High School, Dwyer was coached by Tom Flately. A three-year letter winner, he tied the Long Island career

record for points by a kicker (127). Personal: A business administration major, he is the won of Douglas and

Eileen Dwyer.

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DOUG FRASER

DE, Sr., 6-0, 240; Norwalk, Conn.

2007: Fraser was moved to the defensive line and was a back-up end in his second season

with the varsity. 2006: Fraser was a reserve linebacker. He was named the team’s

Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week after the victory at Brockport. 2005: Fraser

played with the Bomber junior varsity team. He was named Ithaca’s Defensive Scout

Team Player of the Week following the win over Alfred. High School: A 2005 graduate

of Brien McMahon High School, Fraser was coached by Rob Trifone. He was an all-area

and all-conference selection. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of

Douglas and Arlene Fraser.

BEN GARVEY

OG/C, Sr., 6-0, 264; East Aurora

2007: Garvey lettered after playing in five games on the offensive

line as a back-up guard. He was named to the Empire 8

Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006: Garvey was

a back-up offensive lineman. He was named Ithaca’s Offensive

Scout Team Player of the Week following the victory at Brockport.

2005: Garvey played with Ithaca’s junior varsity team.

High School: A 2005 graduate of East Aurora High School,

Garvey was coached by Tim Wade and Jim Fleischman. He was an all-division choice

and team captain as a senior. Personal: A history major, he is the son of Matt and

Theresa Garvey.

JOE GOETZ

DE, Jr., 6-2, 260; New Hyde Park

2007: Goetz started all 11 games and led Ithaca’s defensive linemen

in tackles for loss (16) and sacks (four). He collected careerbest

totals of six tackles and three tackles for loss, along with

a fumble recovery, against #6 St. John Fisher. Goetz topped his

career-high a week later, notching seven tackles (two for loss) in

the win over Brockport. Three of his five tackles in the Homecoming

victory over Norwich were behind the line of scrimmage.

He finished the season with back-to-back six-tackle efforts in the Cortaca Jug win and

against #1 Mount Union in the NCAA playoffs. 2006: Goetz played in eight games and

started the last six at defensive end. He made his first career start in the win at Brockport

and recorded season-best totals of four tackles and two tackles for loss. In his collegiate

debut, Goetz made two solo tackles in the Buffalo State win. He made picked up three tackles, including

two solo stops, in the Cortaca Jug game. High School: A 2006 graduate of New Hyde Park Memorial High

School, Goetz was coached by Kevin Dolan. Goetz was an all-county selection, team captain and team MVP.

He was picked to play in the Long Island All-Star Empire Challenge and the Long Island High School All-Star

Game. Goetz was also the state wrestling runner-up in the heavyweight division as a senior. Personal: A health

education major, he is the son of Peter and Mary Ann Goetz. He is a two-year letter winner as a heavyweight

with Ithaca’s wrestling team.

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CHRIS GRADY

CB, Sr., 5-9, 178; Milton, Vt.

2007: Grady lettered as a back-up cornerback and special teams

contributor. He played in all but one game and recorded a pair of

tackles in the win at Springfield. Grady was named to the Empire

8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006: Grady spent

his first varsity season as a reserve in the Bomber secondary. He

was named Ithaca’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week

following the Hartwick win and was picked as the team’s Hustler

of the Week following the Utica victory. 2005: Grady played on the junior varsity

team. He was named Ithaca’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week following

the win over Hartwick. High School: A 2005 graduate of Milton High School, Grady

was coached by Chris Hughes. He was a team captain and an all-league selection as a

senior. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of Susan Grady, a 1979 Ithaca graduate.

BRIAN GRASTORF

QB, Jr., 6-1, 192; Rexford

2007: Grastorf lettered as Ithaca’s second-string quarterback. He

threw for a career-best 110 yards in the win at Utica, throwing

his first career touchdown pass (which covered 80 yards) in the

victory. Grastorf completed five of six passes for 57 yards against

#6 St. John Fisher. He was named Ithaca’s Hustler of the Week

following the Homecoming win over Norwich. 2006: Grastorf

played in five games. He took over as the Bombers’ holder on

field goals and extra points in the Norwich game (Ithaca converted 22 of 24 attempts

in that span) and was Ithaca’s third quarterback. He made his debut under center in

the Utica win. Grastorf was named Ithaca’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week

following the Buffalo State win. High School: A 2006 graduate of Niskayuna High

School, Grastorf was coached by John Furey, a 1979 Ithaca graduate. Grastorf was a two-year team captain and

was named team MVP as a senior. He also lettered in basketball and baseball. Personal: A physical education

major, he is the son of Ron and Judy Grastorf. He is an infielder on Ithaca’s NCAA playoff baseball team.

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CHRIS GRAY

OG, Sr., 6-4, 280; Delmar

2007: A second-year starter at left guard, Gray was one of the Empire

8’s top offensive linemen, earning first-team all-conference

and second-team all-region recognition. He was named Ithaca’s

Outstanding Lineman following the Hartwick game. 2006: Gray

stepped into a starting role on the offensive line and was named

a second-team Empire 8 all-star after starting all 10 games at left

guard. 2005: Gray was a member of Ithaca’s junior varsity team.

He was named the Bombers’ Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the

Lycoming game. High School: A 2005 graduate of Bethlehem High School, Gray was

coached by Ron Smith, a 1993 Ithaca graduate and former Bomber quarterback. Personal:

A physical and health education major, he is the son of Bill and Betsy Gray.


ANDREW HAIM

NG, So., 6-1, 304; Levittown

2007: Haim was one of seven Bomber freshmen to earn a varsity

letter, playing in five games as a back-up nose guard. He made a

pair of tackles in the win at Springfield. Haim’s first career tackle

for loss came in the Empire 8 victory at Utica. High School: A

2007 graduate of Douglas MacArthur High School, Haim lettered

twice and also earned letters in bowling, track & field and

wrestling. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of John Haim and

Katherine Martinez.

KEVIN HEINZELMAN

OG, Sr., 6-3, 280; Queensbury

2007: Heinzelman returned to action and earned his first letter as

a back-up on the Bomber offensive line. He played in five games

as a reserve guard. 2006: Heinzelman missed the season with an

injury. 2005: Heinzelman was a reserve offensive lineman. He

was named Ithaca’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week

following the win over Alfred. High School: A 2005 graduate

of Hudson Falls High School, Heinzelman was coached by his

father, Thomas Heinzelman. He earned all-league and all-state honors. Personal: An

education major, he is the son of Thomas and Linda Heinzelman. Both graduated from

Ithaca in 1975. His father lettered twice as a Bomber linebacker and played in the 1974

Stagg Bowl; his cousin Keith, a 1994 graduate, earned two letters as an Ithaca safety.

PAUL HELM

DE, So., 6-2, 221; Southborough, Mass.

2007: Helm earned a letter after appearing in nine games as a special

teams contributor and back-up defensive end. He recorded a

career-best four tackles, including a 15-yard sack, and broke up a

pass in the win at Utica. Helm made a pair of solo tackles in the

Brockport victory. He was named Ithaca’s Hustler of the Week

following the Hartwick game. High School: A 2007 graduate of

Algonquin Regional High School, Helm was coached by Mike

Vulcano. He earned league all-star honors and lettered three times. Helm also lettered

in track & field and lacrosse. Personal: A student in the exploratory program, he is the

son of John and April Helm.

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CHAD HERRING

SS, Jr., 5-11, 189; Unadilla

2007: In his first season with the Bombers, Herring lettered as a back-up in the Ithaca

secondary and a special teams standout. He made a career-best six tackles in the win at

Utica. Herring’s eight tackles in kick coverage ranked fourth on the team; in the win at

Lycoming he forced a fumble on a Warrior kickoff return to set up a Bomber touchdown.

He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2005-06: Herring

attended Le Moyne College. High School: A 2005 graduate of Unatego High School,

Herring was coached by Steven Leahy and John Mushtare. He helped Unatego to a Section

IV title as a junior and earned Section IV all-star honors while serving as team captain as a

senior. Personal: An exercise science major, he is the son of Tim and Sue Herring.

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DAN HIGGINS

TE, So., 6-3, 210; Rochester

2007: Higgins was one of the top newcomers to Ithaca’s special

teams. He handled long-snapping duties on the punt and placekicking

units and recorded three tackles in kick coverage. High

School: A 2007 graduate of Greece Athena High School, Higgins

was coached by Rob Cerone. As a senior he earned all-county

honors and was team defensive MVP. Personal: A student in the

exploratory program, he is the son of Patrick Higgins and the late

Noreen Higgins. His brother Bob, a 2006 Ithaca graduate, lettered twice as a Bomber.

JUSTIN KULP

RB, Sr., 5-11, 198; Coopersburg, Pa.

2007: Kulp missed the season with an injury. He was named to

the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006:

Kulp was Ithaca’s third-leading rusher and third-leading scorer,

rushing for eight touchdowns on only 31 carries. He also caught a

touchdown pass on his only reception of the season. Kulp gained

29 yards and scored his first career touchdown in the win over

Buffalo State. He recorded career-best totals of 16 carries, 62

yards and three touchdowns in the Norwich win and added two more rushing touchdowns

in the win over Utica. Kulp’s touchdown catch came at Alfred and he also scored

in the Homecoming win over Hartwick. His special teams contributions included four

kickoff returns (averaging 14.8 yards per return). He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’

List following the fall semester. 2005: Kulp spent his freshman season with Ithaca’s junior varsity team.

He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the spring semester. High School: A 2005 graduate

of South Lehigh High School, Kulp was coached by Frank Scagliotta and John Donnelly. He was all-league as

a senior. Personal: An exercise science/athletic training major, he is the son of Jess and Beverly Kulp.

CRAIG LIEBLER

LB, Sr., 5-9, 203; Eden

2007: Liebler led Ithaca’s special teams with 12 tackles. He

forced a fumble on the opening kickoff during Ithaca’s seasonopening

win at Lycoming. He made three tackles – including one

for loss – in that game. He was named Ithaca’s Outstanding Specialist

two weeks in a row – following the wins over #19 Alfred

and Cortland. Liebler matched his career-high with three tackles

in the win at Springfield. 2006: Liebler joined the varsity and

appeared in five games as a back-up linebacker before missing the season’s final four

games. He made his first career tackle for loss in the conference win over Hartwick and

recorded a career-high two tackles in the victory at Norwich. 2004: Liebler spent his

freshman season with the junior varsity team. He was named Ithaca’s Defensive Scout

Team Player of the Week following the win over Utica. High School: A 2004 graduate of Eden High School,

Liebler was coached by Doug Beeton. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of Duane and

Deborah Liebler.


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SEAN MIRKOV

OT, Sr., 6-4, 250; Westport, Conn.

2007: Mirkov was a first-team Empire 8 all-star after starting every

game at right tackle for the second year in a row. He was

named the team’s Most Improved Lineman at the postseason banquet.

Mirkov was selected Ithaca’s Outstanding Lineman after

the wins over King’s, Springfield and #19 Alfred. 2006: Mirkov

stepped into a starting role on Ithaca’s offensive line and started

every game at right tackle. Mirkov helped the Bombers allow one

sack or fewer in seven of their 10 games. 2005: A back-up at offensive tackle, Mirkov

appeared in five games. 2004: Mirkov attended Central Connecticut State where he

red-shirted for the Division I-AA Blue Devils. High School: A 2004 graduate of Staples

High School, Mirkov was coached by Marce Petroccio. He earned all-area, allconference

and all-state honors. Personal: A legal studies major, he is the son of John and Maryann Mirkov.

CHRIS MOTT

OT, Sr., 6-4, 275; Moravia

2007: Mott spent a second season as a back-up offensive tackle. He was named to the Empire

8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006: Mott was a reserve offensive lineman

for the Bombers. 2005: Mott was a member of the junior varsity team. High School:

A 2005 graduate of Moravia High School, Mott was coached by John Crossgrove, a 1991

Ithaca graduate. Personal: A business administration major, he is the son of George and

Connie Mott.

JOE NICOLETTI

FB, Jr., 5-11, 215; Syracuse

2007: Nicoletti earned his first varsity letter. He played in four games as a back-up linebacker

and on Ithaca’s special teams units. Nicoletti recorded three tackles, including a

sack, in the win at Utica. He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall

semester. 2006: Nicoletti was a junior varsity linebacker as a Bomber freshman. He was

named the team’s Defensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Alfred game.

High School: A 2006 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy, Nicoletti was coached by

Joe Casemento. Nicoletti was an all-star linebacker and helped Christian Brothers Academy

to league, Section III and state titles. Personal: A business administration major, he

is the son of Joseph and Rita Nicoletti.

SHANE O’MALLEY

WR, Jr., 5-8, 160; East Stroudsburg, Pa.

2007: O’Malley earned his first varsity letter after playing in six

games as a reserve wide receiver and special teams contributor.

He was selected Ithaca’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the

Week following the Hartwick and Springfield games. O’Malley

was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall

semester. 2006: O’Malley spent his freshman season with the junior

varsity team. High School: A 2006 graduate of Stroudsburg

High School, O’Malley was coached by Fred Ross. He earned first-team all-area and

all-conference honors. As a senior he was team captain and MVP. Personal: A clinical

science/physical therapy major, he is the son of Kevin and Wendy O’Malley.

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BRAD PAYNE

TE, Jr., 6-2, 229; Farmington

2007: Payne lettered as a back-up tight end in his first varsity

season. 2006: Payne played on the Bomber junior varsity team

as a freshman. High School: A 2006 graduate of Victor High

School, Payne was coached by Jim Haugh. He was a first-team

all-league pick at defensive end and a second-team selection at

tight end. Personal: A business administration major, he is the

son of Donald and Cathy Payne. His cousin, Seth Payne, is a defensive

lineman with the NFL’s Houston Texans.

MATT QUINN

WR, Sr., 5-11, 180; Henrietta

2007: Quinn played in seven games as a back-up wide receiver

and special teams contributor. He made a pair of tackles in kick

coverage. Quinn was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following

the fall semester. 2006: Quinn played in a pair of games

as a reserve wide receiver before missing the rest of the season.

He made his varsity debut in the win over Buffalo State. He was

named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the spring semester.

2005: Quinn played on Ithaca’s junior varsity team as a freshman. He was

named Ithaca’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Cortland

game. High School: A 2005 graduate of Rush-Henrietta High School, Quinn was

coached by Joe Montesano. He also lettered in basketball and baseball; his baseball

coach was Ken Hammel, a 1991 Ithaca graduate and all-American wide receiver. Personal: A business administration

major, he is the son of Susan Quinn

MARK RODOVICK

C, Jr., 6-0, 296; Stamford, Vt.

2007: Rodovick earned his first varsity letter as a back-up on

Ithaca’s offensive line and a special teams regular. 2006: Rodovick

spent his first season at Ithaca as a member of the junior

varsity team. High School: A 2005 graduate of Drury High

School, Rodovick was coached by Bob Leclair. Rodovick was

an all-league and all-county selection, and a team captain and

MVP. He also played a year at Bridgton Academy, where he was

coached by Rick Marella. Personal: A student in the exploratory program, he is the son

of Joe and Linda Rodovick.


DAN RUGGIERO

RB, So., 6-0, 207; Pen Argyl, Pa.

2007: Ruggerio played in six games as a reserve running back and

on Ithaca’s special teams units. He ran for 16 yards in the Bombers’

Homecoming win over Norwich. He recovered a fumble on

a punt return during the win at Utica. He was named the team’s

Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the win at

Springfield. Ruggerio was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List

following the fall semester. High School: A 2007 graduate of Pen

Argyl Area High School, Ruggiero was coached by Eric Sampson. He was a two-year

team captain and earned first-team all-league and all-area honors as a senior. Ruggiero

also lettered in baseball. Personal: A business administration-finance major, he is the

son of Joseph and Diana Ruggiero.

ERIC RUSSO

OG, Sr., 6-3, 262; Weston, Conn.

2007: Russo took over as Ithaca’s starting right guard and started

all 11 games. He helped anchor a unit that contributed to eight

400-yard efforts, including four straight 500-yard outputs to close

the season. 2006: Russo moved up to the Bomber varsity and

played in nine games on special teams and as Ithaca’s back-up

right guard. 2005: Russo played on Ithaca’s junior varsity team.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Weston High School, Russo

was coached by Carl Moeller. He was an all-conference as a senior. Personal: A student

in the exploratory program, he is the son of Mark and Andrea Russo

PETER SACHS

TE, Sr., 6-0, 209; Sutton, Mass.

2007: Sachs spent the season as a reserve tight end. He was named

to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006:

In his first varsity season, Sachs appeared in three games as a

back-up tight end. He made his varsity debut in the Homecoming

win over Hartwick and also played in Empire 8 victories over

Norwich and Utica. He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’

List following the spring semester. 2005: Sachs played on the

junior varsity team as a freshman. High School: A 2005 graduate of Sutton Memorial

High School, Sachs was coached by Dave Palazzi. He helped Sutton Memorial win the

2003 state championship. Personal: A television-radio major, he is the son of Peter

Sachs and Deborah Sachs.

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MATT SAMELA

CB, Sr., 5-11, 185; Westport, Conn.

2007: Samela played in every game, making four starts at cornerback.

His six pass break-ups ranked second on the team. He made

five tackles and broke up three passes against King’s. Samela had

six tackles and forced a fumble in the win at Utica. 2006: Samela

played in every game as a backup cornerback and special teams

regular. He made a career-best 12 tackles (including one for loss)

in the win over #14 Springfield and was named Ithaca’s Hustler

of the Week. He picked up three tackles – including his first career sack – and forced a

fumble in the win at Norwich. 2005: Samela attended the University of Massachusetts,

where he played baseball for the Division I Minutemen. High School: A 2005 graduate

of Staples High School, Samela was coached by Marce Petroccio. He was a first-team all-state selection and

earned three letters. Personal: A sport management major, he is the son of Leonard and Joanne Samela. He has

earned three letters as an outfielder with Ithaca’s NCAA playoff baseball team.

JOHN SCANLON

LB, Sr., 6-0, 215; Bethany, Conn.

2007: Scanlon started every game at linebacker and earned second-team

Empire 8 all-star honors. He led the team with 22 tackles

for loss and picked up a pair of sacks. Scanlon was named Empire

8 Defensive Player of the Week after collecting a career-best

11 tackles at Springfield; he also intercepted a pass. He picked up

10 tackles in the King’s win and notched three tackles for loss in

the King’s, Brockport, and Utica wins. 2006: Scanlon played in

seven games and started the first four at outside linebacker. He made seven tackles in

the season-opening win over Huntingdon, collecting a career-best two tackles for loss

(including his first career sack). Scanlon collected nine tackles in the Hartwick win and forced a fumble. He

made six tackles at St. John Fisher. 2005: Scanlon played in eight games, appearing on special teams and as a

backup at linebacker. His 12 tackles in kick coverage ranked third on the team. He collected five tackles in the

shutout at Utica and posted two tackles for loss at Lycoming. Scanlon’s first career interception came in a win

over Norwich. He made three stops against Union in the NCAA playoffs. High School: A 2004 graduate of

Amity High School, Scanlon was coached by Rick McGowan. He was all-league, all-area, and all-state as a senior.

Scanlon also played a season at Choate Rosemary Hall, where he was coached by Doug James. Personal:

A business administration major, he is the son of John Scanlon and Elaine Skoromski.

KYLE SCHARLES

NG, Jr., 6-1, 293; Canandaigua

2007: Scharles played in every game as Ithaca’s backup nose

guard. He picked up a pair of tackles in the win over Brockport,

and was named Ithaca’s Hustler of the Week. Scharles recorded

his first career sack against #6 St. John Fisher. He was named to

the District I All-Academic Team and was just the Bomber sophomore

to ever earn all-district academic honors. 2006: Scharles

was one of eight Bomber freshmen to earn a varsity letter after

serving as a reserve on Ithaca’s defensive line. He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’

List following the spring semester. High School: A 2006 graduate of Canandaigua

Academy, Scharles was coached by David Neiman. He was a first-team league

all-star. Personal: A clinical science/physical therapy major, he is the son of Les and Laurie Scharles.

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MIKE TANNENBAUM

OG, Sr., 5-7, 230; Fairfax, Va.

2007: Tannenbaum spent the season as a reserve guard on Ithaca’s offensive line. He

was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006: Tannenbaum

played on the offensive line for the Bomber junior varsity team. He was named

the team’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week following the Homecoming win

over Hartwick. 2005: As a freshman, Tannenbaum played with Ithaca’s junior varsity.

High School: A 2005 graduate of Fairfax High School, Tannenbaum was coached by

Bill Rechin and Mat Shannon. Personal: A sports media major, he is the son of Jordan

and Fran Tannenbaum.

DAN WITBECK

FB, Jr., 5-10, 216; Vestal

2007: Witbeck played in every game at fullback. He made his first

career start in the win over King’s and caught a pair of passes. He

scored his first career touchdown in the victory over Utica on just

his second carry of the season. Witbeck was named Ithaca’s Hustler

of the Week after the St. John Fisher game. He was named to

the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall semester. 2006:

Witbeck played in six games as a back-up fullback and special

teams contributor. His first career carry came in the win at Norwich. He made a pair of

tackles in kick coverage in that game as well. Witbeck was one of eight Ithaca freshmen

to earn a varsity letter. He was named to the Empire 8 Presidents’ List following the fall

semester and spring semesters. High School: A 2006 graduate of Vestal High School,

Witbeck was coached by John Anderson. Personal: A clinical science/physical therapy major, he is the son of

Karen Witbeck.

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No. Name Pos Class Ht. Wt. High School/Prep Hometown

48 ABDELNOUR, Morgan LB So. 6-1 210 Somers Somers

38 ACCETTA, Kevin FS So. 6-0 190 Central Bucks East Doylestown, Pa.

10 * AHONEN, David SS So. 6-1 205 Victor Farmington

90 * AUCHENBACH, Scott DE Jr. 6-0 250 Spring-Ford Collegeville, Pa.

31 * BAKER, Tyler LB Jr. 5-11 206 Notre Dame Milford, Conn.

37 * BAUMGARTNER, Lance FB So. 5-10 195 Walkill Valley Hamburg, N.J.

25 ** BENCOSME, Roniel FS Jr. 5-11 220 Sleepy Hollow Sleepy Hollow

26 * BERGERSTOCK, Thomas RB Jr. 5-9 195 Webster Webster

55 BETTS, Eric LB So. 6-2 215 Oxford Academy Oxford

66 BOCH, Mike C Jr. 5-10 240 East Rochester East Rochester

36 CALOVICH, Charlie FB So. 6-2 190 Brookfield Brookfield, Mass.

22 CASTONGUAY, Aaron CB So. 5-11 176 Mount Greylock Lanesboro, Mass.

9 ** CHIER, Jason CB Sr. 5-9 165 Chenango Forks Binghamton

95 * CIRBA, John DE Sr. 6-0 252 Chenango Valley Binghamton

2 ** CONNETT, Zach WR Sr. 6-1 185 Dobbs Ferry Dobbs Ferry

81 *** CRANDALL, Kyle WR Sr. 6-0 180 Herkimer Herkimer

29 CRANDALL, Matt RB So. 6-0 213 Cattaraugus-Little Valley Cattaraugus

11 DARCEY, Alex SS Sr. 5-10 193 Warwick Valley Warwick

39 DeFOREST, Bobby SS Jr. 5-11 180 Fayetteville-Manlius Manlius

75 DEIXLER, Avi DL Jr. 6-2 271 Rye Rye

74 DIANA, Vinnie OT So. 6-3 250 Hazleton Conyngham, Pa.

54 DIBBLE, Matt LB So. 6-2 230 Columbia East Schodack

93 ** DRESCHER, Adam DE Jr. 6-5 265 Christian Brothers Academy Fayetteville

13 * DWYER, Dillon PK So. 6-0 176 Garden City Garden City

28 ESCHEN, Tom CB So. 5-8 160 Cazenovia Cazenovia

85 FEINSTEIN, Daniel TE So. 6-2 215 John Jay Goldens Bridge

42 FRASER, Doug DE Sr. 6-0 240 Brien McMahon Norwalk, Conn.

86 FREISCHLAG, Kurt TE So. 6-3 200 Wayne Ontario

79 * GARVEY, Ben C Sr. 6-0 264 East Aurora East Aurora

47 GIL, Sean LB So. 6-2 215 Sachem North Holbrook

92 ** GOETZ, Joe DE Jr. 6-2 260 New Hyde Park New Hyde Park

3 * GRADY, Chris CB Sr. 5-9 178 Milton [Vt.] Medford, Mass.

7 ** GRASTORF, Brian QB Jr. 6-1 192 Niskayuna Rexford

70 ** GRAY, Chris OG Sr. 6-4 280 Bethlehem Central Delmar

91 * HAIM, Andrew NG So. 6-1 304 Douglas MacArthur Levittown

87 HEENEHAN, Sean WR So. 6-1 184 Ramapo Franklin Lakes, N.J.

71 * HEINZELMAN, Kevin OG Sr. 6-3 280 Hudson Falls Queensbury

49 * HELM, Paul LB So. 6-2 221 Algonquin Southborough, Mass.

20 * HERRING, Chad SS Jr. 5-11 189 Unatego Unadilla

82 * HIGGINS, Dan TE So. 6-3 210 Greece Athena Rochester

* Letters won (39 letter winners returning)

Head Coach: Mike Welch

Assistant Coaches: Jake Dapolito, assistant offensive line; Mike Epstein, assistant receivers;

Sean Fitzmaurice, defensive line; Andy Garufi, assistant linebackers, Nick Guttuso, assistant

defensive line; Mike Hatcher, receivers; Brian Horner, assistant running backs; Irik Johnson,

running backs; Gabe Luvara, offensive coordinator/offensive line; Mike Maley, assistant

defensive backs; Peter Mayer, defensive backs; Sean McLaughlin, assistant linebackers;

Mark Ross, defensive coordinator/linebackers; Joe Volpe, tight ends.

Head Junior Varsity Coach: Dan Elberty

Captains: Dan Juvan, Matt Scalice, Brian Weverbergh

Athletic Trainers: Chris Hummel, Todd Lazenby

Equipment Manager: John Wallace

Manager: Adam Berry

Videographers: Tristan O’Neill, Heather Walkowski

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Returing Players Roster

ITHACA COLLEGE

No. Name Pos Class Ht. Wt. High School/Prep Hometown

4 ** JUVAN, Dan QB Sr. 6-3 201 Dobbs Ferry Yonkers

69 KING, Leland OT So. 6-6 273 Burlington Burlington, Vt.

21 * KULP, Justin RB Sr. 5-11 198 Southern Lehigh Quakertown, Pa.

6 LaCHANCE, Chad WR Jr. 6-0 183 Ballston Spa Ballston Spa

56 ** LIEBLER, Craig LB Sr. 5-9 203 Eden Eden

72 MALLON, Rich OT So. 6-1 300 Locust Valley Bayville

35 McCONNELL, Chris CB So. 5-10 170 Dryden Freeville

63 McDONNELL, Perry OT Jr. 6-4 325 Saranac Lake Lake Clear

77 * MIRKOV, Sean OT Sr. 6-4 270 Staples Westport, Conn.

67 MOTT, Chris OT Sr. 6-4 275 Moravia Moravia

34 * NICOLETTI, Joe FB Jr. 5-11 215 Christian Brothers Academy Syracuse

5 * O’MALLEY, Shane WR Jr. 5-8 160 Stroudsburg East Stroudsburg, Pa.

40 PATTISON, Bobby LB Jr. 5-9 200 Newtown Sandy Hook, Conn.

83 * PAYNE, Brad TE Jr. 6-2 229 Victor Farmington

80 PUCKHABER, Sean TE Jr. 6-2 220 Eden Eden

24 * QUINN, Matt WR Sr. 5-11 180 Rush Henrietta Henrietta

19 RAUBER, Tyler FS So. 5-11 185 Dansville Dansville

76 * RODOVICK, Mark C Jr. 6-0 288 Bridgton Academy Stamford, Vt.

23 RUFFRAGE, Dan WR So. 5-11 170 Notre Dame Whitesboro

33 * RUGGIERO, Dan RB So. 6-0 207 Pen Argyl Pen Argyl, Pa.

62 * RUSSO, Eric OG Sr. 6-3 262 Weston Weston, Conn.

84 SACHS, Peter TE Sr. 6-0 209 Sutton Memorial Sutton, Mass.

36 ** SAMELA, Matt CB Sr. 5-11 185 Staples Westport, Conn.

51 ** SCALICE, Matt LB Sr. 6-1 241 North Tonawanda North Tonawanda

44 *** SCANLON, John LB Sr. 6-0 215 Amity/Choate Rosemary Hall Bethany, Conn.

99 ** SCHARLES, Kyle NT Jr. 6-1 293 Canandaigua Academy Canandaigua

89 SCOTT, Jack OT So. 6-6 220 Pennsbury Yardley, Pa.

50 SCOTT, Pat LB So. 5-9 240 West Genesee Syracuse

61 TANNENBAUM, Mike OG Sr. 5-7 230 Fairfax Fairfax, Va.

88 TARRANT, Peter TE Jr. 6-1 227 Xavier [Conn.] Yardley, Pa.

12 VOSSLER, Thomas WR So. 6-2 175 Saranac Lake Loon Lake

16 *** WEVERBERGH, Brian TE Sr. 6-1 230 Staples Westport, Conn.

32 ** WITBECK, Danny FB Jr. 5-10 216 Vestal Vestal

27 WOOD, Tim CB So. 5-9 179 Hingham Hingham, Mass.

8 ZAPPIA, Rob QB So. 6-0 185 Greece Athena Rochester

97 ZWEIG, Jason DE So. 6-3 227 Clarkstown South West Nyack

Connecticut — 8

Illinois — 1

Maryland — 1

Massachusetts — 8

New Jersey — 8

Abdelnour— AB-dell-newer

Accetta— uh-SETT-uh

Ahonen— UH-hoe-nen

Auchenbach —OCK-enn-bock

Roniel Bencosme—

ron-yell ben-KAHS-mee

Boch— rhymes with “clock”

Brunix— BROO-nicks

Calovich— Cal-UH-vich

Castonguay—CASS-ten-gway

Cerio— SEE-ree-oh

Chier—cheer

Cirba—SUR-buh

BOMBERS

BY STATE

New York — 71 Vermont — 3

Pennsylvania — 9 Virginia

Rhode Island — 1

— 1

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Connett— KUH-net

Diexler— DYKES-lurr

Drescher— DRESS-sure

Feinstein— FINE-steen

Freischlag— fry-SHLAG

Goetz— rhymes with “nets”

Herring— like the fish

Juvan— JEW-vohn

Kostishak— Koss-tih-SHECK

Kulp— rhymes with “gulp”

Lajara— lah-hah-RAH

Rauber— ROW-bear

Ruggiero— ruh-JEE-ree-oh

Russo— ROO-sew

Sachs— sacks

Samela — suh-MELL-uh

Scalice— skull-EES

Scharles— sharlz

Suatoni— suh-TOW-nee

Trocino— TRUH-see-noh

VanVlamertynghe—VAN-vlam-err-tine

Ventoso— VAN-vlam-err-tine

Vossler— VAHSS-lurr

Weverbergh— WEV-uhr-burg

Zappia— ZAP-pee-uh

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ITHACA COLLEGE 2008 Football Newcomers

Name Pos Class Ht. Wt. High School/Prep Hometown

ARENA, Sal OG/C Fr. 5-10 245 Rye Neck Mamaroneck

BRETON, Eric WR Fr. 5-10 176 Shaker Latham

BRUNIX, Brendan DE Fr. 6-3 240 Pine Bush Bloomingburg

CERIO, Eric FB Fr. 5-11 205 Canastota Canastota

CLARKE, Ryan LB Fr. 5-11 190 Archbishop Spaulding West Friendship, Md.

CLINE, Kevin QB Fr. 5-10 180 Waldwick Waldwick, N.J.

COADY, Tom WR Fr. 5-11 175 Tupper Lake Tupper Lake

COLLIER, Chris LB Fr. 6-0 197 Mount Mansfield Union Richmond, Vt.

CONTI, Mike CB Fr. 6-0 180 Hand Branford, Conn.

FANNO, Andrew RB Fr. 5-7 170 Plainview Old Bethpage Plainview

GILFEDDER, Joe FB Fr. 5-10 210 Governor Livingston Berkeley Heights, N.J.

GLICKMAN, Mike OT Fr. 6-1 245 Highland Park Highland Park, Ill.

HANNON, Matt WR Fr. 6-0 175 Minisink Valley Middletown

HARPER, Brendan K/P Fr. 5-8 180 Southside Pine City

HENDRICKSON, Alex WR Fr. 5-8 175 Unatego Unadilla

JACKSON, Henry RB Fr. 5-9 175 Hyde Salem, Mass.

KOSTISHAK, Nick OG/C Fr. 6-1 215 Lindenhurst Lindenhurst

LAJARA, Adam RB Fr. 5-9 180 Cambridge Central Cambridge

LEVENFIELD, Robert OT Fr. 6-3 310 Newton North Newton, Mass.

LONSKY, Andrew SS So. 5-9 190 Delaware Valley Milford, Pa.

MARINI, Matt QB Fr. 6-0 190 Pascack Valley Montvale, N.J.

McELROY, Jordan LB Fr. 6-0 200 Belvidere Belvidere, N.J.

MULDOWNEY, Keegan SS Fr. 6-0 180 Saranac Lake Saranac Lake

MUNN, Nick QB Fr. 5-10 150 Canandaigua Canandaigua

MURRAY, Tyler OG/C Fr. 5-11 220 Charles O. Dickerson Trumansburg

PAUL, Sean LB Fr. 5-10 185 Dobbs Ferry Irvington

PECK, Greg OG/C Fr. 6-0 225 Carthage Great Bend

PEROTTI, John QB Fr. 5-10 170 North Kingstown Jamestown, R.I.

PRICE, Alex TE Fr. 6-3 220 Foxboro Foxboro, Mass.

QUEENER, Jake OT Jr. 6-8 275 Geneva Geneva

ROGOWSKI, Andrew K/P Fr. 6-0 180 Canisius East Amherst

SUATONI, Mike TE Fr. 6-1 210 Liverpool Liverpool

TOPOROFF, Eric LB Fr. 6-2 200 Montvale Township Towaco, N.J.

TROCINO, Alex OG/C Fr. 6-3 260 Franklin D. Roosevelt Poughkeepsie

VanVLAMERTYNGHE, Nick OG/C Fr. 6-2 230 Staples Easton

VENTOSO, Jon DE Fr. 6-1 205 Glen Rock Glen Rock, N.J.

WHITE, Spencer CB Fr. 5-9 170 Sleepy Hollow Yonkers

44 Football 2008


2007 Statistics ITHACA COLLEGE

IC Opp

PASSING YARDS 2,877 2,228

Yards Passing Average 261.5 202.5

Att-Comp-Int 317-192-7 296-184-9

POINTS 367 217

Scoring Average 33.4 19.7

RUSHING

Att-Yards 421-1,819 403-1,209

Net Yards Rushing Average 165.4 109.9

FIRST DOWNS 228 175

Rushing 94 62

Passing 123 106

Penalty 11 7

SCORE BY QUARTERS

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total

Ithaca 90 98 80 99 367

Opponent 42 68 56 51 217

TEAM TOTALS

INDIVIDUAL TOTALS

IC Opp

TOTAL OFFENSE

Plays-Yards 738-4,696 699-3,437

Yard Average 426.9 312.5

Fumbles-Lost 15-5 20-11

Penalties-Yards 32-288 39-365

Punts-Yards 39-1,434 58-2,159

Average Per Punt 36.8 37.2

Kickoff Returns-Yards 41-926 67-1,188

Kickoff Return Avg. 22.6 17.7

Punt Returns-Yards 19-1,324 13-67

Punt Return Avg. 17.1 5.2

Int Returns-Yards 9-56 7-45

Third-Down Conversions 65-141 60-154

Percentage .461 .390

Fourth-Down Conversions 9-16 14-25

Percentage .563 .560

PASSING

Name, Position G Att Comp Int Pct Yds TD Long Rating

DAN JUVAN, QB 11 290 178 6 61.4 2621 24 88 160.47

BRIAN GRASTORF, QB 6 25 12 1 48.0 204 1 80 121.74

Tayer Ashkar, WR 11 1 1 0 100.0 43 0 43 461.20

Nick Horowski, P 11 1 1 0 100.0 9 0 9 175.60

Totals Ithaca 11 317 192 7 60.6 2,877 25 88 158.41

Opponent 11 296 184 9 62.2 2,228 12 60 132.69

SCORING

Name, Position G TDr TDp TDo PAT 2-PT FG Safety DXP Total

Jamie Donovan, RB 11 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 84

DILLON DWYER, PK 11 0 0 0 37 1 8 0 0 63

Brian Seamus Hogan, WR 11 0 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 50

BRIAN WEVERBERGH, TE 11 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 42

Alex Baez, RB 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24

KYLE CRANDALL, WR 11 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 24

Dan Ross, FB 8 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 24

Patrick Heenehan, WR 11 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 18

JASON CHIER, CB 11 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 12

DAN JUVAN, QB 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12

Jeff Bostic, WR 11 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

DANNY WITBECK, FB 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

Team 1 2

Totals Ithaca 11 22 25 3 37 2 8 1 0 367

Opponent 11 18 12 0 23 1 0 0 0 217

PUNTING

Name G No Yds Avg Blk Ins 20 Long

Nick Horowski 11 39 1,434 36.8 0 14 53

Totals Ithaca 11 39 1,434 36.8 0 14 53

Opponent 11 58 2,159 37.2 0 12 54

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ITHACA COLLEGE

FIELD GOALS

Name G FGM-FGA Pct 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 Long Blk

DILLON DWYER, PK 11 8-13 61.5 0-0 7-10 1-3 0-0 36 3

Totals Ithaca 11 8-13 61.5 0-0 7-10 1-3 0-0 36 3

Opponents 11 4-5 80.0 0-0 3-4 1-1 0-0 32 1

RUSHING

Name, Position G Att Net Yds Avg TD Long

Jamie Donovan, RB 11 221 1,105 5.0 14 47

Alex Baez, RB 11 88 534 6.1 4 71

THOMAS BERGERSTOCK, RB 6 29 99 3.4 0 14

DAN JUVAN, QB 11 61 78 1.3 2 35

DAN RUGGERIO, RB 6 2 16 8.0 0 11

KYLE CRANDALL, WR 11 2 13 6.5 0 13

DANNY WITBECK, FB 11 2 9 4.5 1 8

Dan Ross, FB 8 4 -1 0.0 1 7

BRIAN GRASTORF, QB 6 2 -17 0.0 0 0

Team -17

Totals Ithaca 11 421 1,819 4.3 22 71

Opponent 11 403 1,209 3.0 18 64

INTERCEPTIONS

Name, Position G No Yds Avg TD Long

Ryan Terlecki, SS 11 3 0 0.0 0 0

JASON CHIER, CB 11 2 45 22.5 0 25

RONIE BENCOSME, FS 7 1 0 0.0 0 0

JOHN SCANLON, LB 11 1 2 2.0 0 2

Charlie Stephens, FS 11 1 7 7.0 0 7

Bill Struzzi, LB 11 1 0 2.0 0 2

Totals Ithaca 11 9 54 5.4 0 25

Opponent 11 7 45 6.4 0 24

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ITHACA COLLEGE

RECEIVING

Name, Position G No Yds Avg TD Long

Brian Seamus Hogan, WR 11 48 876 18.2 8 75

BRIAN WEVERBERGH, TE 11 44 580 13.2 7 55

KYLE CRANDALL, WR 11 23 494 21.5 3 88

Patrick Heenehan, WR 11 23 438 19.0 3 80

Dan Ross, FB 8 10 74 7.4 3 22

Jamie Donovan, RB 11 9 81 9.0 0 37

Alex Baez, RB 11 9 66 7.3 0 27

ZACH CONNETT, WR 10 7 55 7.9 0 11

Jeff Bostic, WR 11 6 88 14.7 1 21

Tayer Ashkar, WR 11 5 56 11.2 0 32

DANNY WITBECK, FB 11 4 33 8.2 0 14

Joe Volpe, TE 11 2 17 8.5 0 15

THOMAS BERGERSTOCK, RB 6 1 10 10.0 0 10

Ryan Terlecki, SS 11 1 9 9.0 0 9

Totals Ithaca 11 192 2.877 15.0 25 88

Opponent 11

KICKOFF RETURNS

Name G No Yds Avg TD Long

KYLE CRANDALL 11 23 565 24.6 1 83

JASON CHIER 11 15 340 22.7 0 44

Tayer Ashkar 11 1 4 4.0 0 4

Jeff Bostic 11 1 8 8.0 0 8

Mike Nowak 11 1 9 9.0 0 9

Totals Ithaca 11 41 926 22.6 1 83

Opponents 11 67 1,188 17.7 0 41

PUNT RETURNS

Name, Position G No Yds Avg TD Long

JASON CHIER 11 15 285 19.0 2 75

Brian Seamus Hogan 11 3 38 12.7 0 20

Charlie Stephens 11 1 0 0.0 0 0

DAN RUGGERIO 6 0 1 1.0 0 1

Totals Ithaca 11 19 324 17.1 2 75

Opponent 11 13 67 5.2 0 15

Last year’s Cortaca Jug win clinched Ithaca’s 16th NCAA playoff bid.

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ITHACA COLLEGE

DEFENSIVE TOTALS

Pass

Name, Position G UT AT Total TFL Yds Sacks-Yds Brkup

MATT SCALICE, LB 11 30 68 98 15-34 3-20 0

Ryan Terlecki, SS 11 35 59 94 14-22 0-0 3

JOHN SCANLON, LB 11 19 66 85 22-26 2-6 0

Charlie Stephens, FS 11 25 48 73 9-20 0-0 8

Mike Nowak, LB 11 22 45 67 11-17 3-9 2

ADAM DRESCHER, DE 11 11 48 59 16-27 2-11 2

JASON CHIER, CB 11 21 32 53 5-17 1-8 3

JOE GOETZ, DE 11 11 38 49 16-24 4-12 0

Bill Struzzi, LB 11 12 33 45 5-2 1-0 2

TYLER BAKER, LB 11 12 27 39 12-27 1-9 2

Scott Lieber, CB 11 13 19 32 1-1 0-0 0

Lonson Becker, LB 11 9 23 32 8-10 1-5 0

Phil Byers, NT 9 3 28 31 9-10 1-5 0

MATT SAMELA, CB 9 13 13 26 0-0 0-0 6

CRAIG LIEBLER, LB 11 8 10 18 3-5 0-0 0

CHAD HERRING, SS 11 6 10 16 0-0 0-0 0

Dan Gaglianese, LB 11 6 9 15 2-5 1-5 2

DAVID AHONEN, FS 9 1 10 11 1-1 0-0 0

PAUL HELM, DE 9 6 4 10 1-15 1-15 1

KYLE SCHARLES, NT 11 1 8 9 2-1 1-1 3

KYLE CRANDALL, WR 11 5 4 9 0-0 0-0 0

ANDREW HAIM, NT 5 1 4 5 1-0 0-0 0

RONIE BENCOSME, FS 7 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 0

LANCE BAUMGARTNER, FB 6 1 4 5 0-0 0-0 0

SCOTT AUCHENBACH, DE 4 1 3 4 3-3 0-0 1

JOHN CIRBA, DE 10 0 4 4 1-1 0-0 0

DAN HIGGINS, TE 11 0 3 3 0-0 0-0 0

Marc D’Amico, LB 2 0 3 3 2-4 1-2 0

JOE NICOLETTI, LB 4 0 3 3 1-2 1-2 0

THOMAS BERGERSTOCK, RB 6 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0

CHRIS GRADY, CB 10 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0

BRIAN WEVERBERGH, TE 11 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0

MATT QUINN, WR 7 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0

DANNY WITBECK, FB 11 0 2 2 0-0 0-0 0

Jordan Hyatt, DE 6 1 1 2 1-7 1-7 0

Chris KACHMAR, FS 7 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0

TOM ESCHEN, CB 1 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0

DAN JUVAN, QB 11 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0

Jeff Bostic, WR 11 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0

Jamie Donovan, RB 11 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0

DILLON DWYER, PK 11 0 0 1 0-0 0-0 0

Bobby Pattison, LB 5 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0

Totals Ithaca 11 280 642 922 161-281 21-117 35

Opponents 11 338 462 800 68-222 21-149 33

Recovered Fumbles: Nowak 3; BAKER 1, Byers 1, CRANDALL 1, GOETZ 1, HAIM 1, Kachmar 1,

Lieber 1, SCANLON 1.

Forced Fumbles: SCALICE 2, Terlecki 2; CRANDALL 1, DRESCHER 1, Gaglianese 1, HERRING 1,

LIEBLER 1, SAMELA 1, SCANLON 1, Struzzi 1.

Blocked Kicks: DRESCHER, 5; SCALICE.

Returning players in CAPITAL LETTERS.

48 Football 2008


2007 Review ITHACA COLLEGE

GAME 1 September 1

ITHACA 31, Lycoming 6

Ithaca (1-0) 10 7 7 7 — 31

Lycoming (0-1) 0 0 6 0 — 6

Williamsport, Pa.—The Bombers opened their season with a

win for the 27th time in 31 years, beating the host Lycoming

Warriors 31-6.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw for a career-best 309

yards, completing 22 of 32 completions, and matched a careerhigh

with three touchdown passes. He threw a pair of secondhalf

scoring passes to senior Brian Hogan, who made his first

career start and had a career-best 148 receiving yards.

The Ithaca defense limited the Warriors to 74 yards through

the air and 16 rushing yards. Lycoming’s 90 yards of total

offense marked the first time Ithaca had held an opponent

under 100 yards since 2001.

Sophomore end Adam Drescher led the Bombers with

career-best totals of nine tackles and four tackles for loss

(including a seven-yard sack). Drescher, who was named

Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week and earned a spot on

D3football.com’s Team of the Week, forced a fumble (that

the Bombers recovered inside their own 20), tipped a pass that

senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki intercepted to set up an

Ithaca touchdown and blocked the extra-point attempt after

Lycoming’s touchdown.

Senior linebacker Billy Struzzi and junior linebacker Matt

Scalice matched Drescher with nine tackles apiece. Struzzi

was in on two tackles for loss and Scalice recorded three.

Senior linebacker Mike Nowak finished with two tackles for

loss and recovered a Lycoming fumble.

Junior tight end Brian Weverbergh caught Juvan’s first

TD pass – a four-yard catch in the first quarter. Senior Jamie

Donovan ran for a game-high 48 yards, including a three-yard

touchdown. Freshman Dillon Dwyer kicked a 26-yard field

goal to open the game’s scoring and added extra points after

all four Bomber touchdowns.

Senior Nick Horowski made his debut as Ithaca’s punter

and averaged 37.5 yards on six kicks (one was a 25-yard kick

that stopped at the Warrior 11; his average on his other kicks

was 40.2 yards per punt).

Ithaca’s offensive line did not allow a sack as Ithaca

attempted 35 passes.

Drive

IC 1 4:26 Dwyer 26 field goal 15-71

IC 1 0:05 Weverbergh 4 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 8-41

IC 2 3:56 Donovan 3 run (Dywer kick) 6-50

IC 3 4:36 Hogan 37 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 7-71

LC 3 1:43 Margetich 13 pass from Dwyer

(kick blocked) 6-44

IC 4 9:08 Hogan 56 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 1-46

IC LC

First Downs 17 9

Rushes-Yards 32-88 30-16

Passing Yards 319 74

Passes Att-Com-Int 35-23-0 19-12-1

Total Yards 407 90

Punts-Average 6-37.7 8-40.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 6-2

Penalties-Yards 6-64 1-10

Individual Leaders

Rushing: IC — Donovan 15-48, Bergerstock 6-16

LC — Laky 5-9, Grambo 8-4

Passing: IC — Juvan 22-32-3, 309

LC — Dwyer 12-18-1, 74

Receiving: IC — Hogan 5-148, Heenehan 5-67

LC — Shellenberger 6-32, Margetich 3-30

GAME 2 September 8

ITHACA 29, King’s 16

King’s (0-2) 0 10 0 6 — 16

Ithaca (2-0) 0 19 3 7 — 29

ITHACA, N.Y. —The #26 Bombers rallied for a 29-16 win

over visiting King’s in a game that included an 80-minute

lightning delay during the second quarter.

Senior running back Jamie Donovan ran for 144 yards and

a pair of touchdowns as Ithaca erased a 7-3 Monarchs lead.

King’s took a 7-3 lead early in the second quarter. The

Bombers kicked a field goal on their next possession – a

23-yard kick by freshman Dillon Dwyer – and regained possession

on an interception by junior cornerback Jason Chier

with 3:47 left in the half. Two plays later, lightning forced the

teams off the field and officials evacuated the stadium.

When play resumed, Ithaca needed just 2:44 to score a pair

of touchdowns. Donovan scored on a two-yard run and after

the Bombers forced a three-and-out from the King’s offense,

Chier ran the Monarchs’ punt back 75 yards for his first career

touchdown. He later added his second interception – a fourthquarter

pick in the end zone that ended the last King’s threat.

King’s closed to within six points with 8:42 left in regulation,

but Ithaca sophomore defensive end Adam Drescher

blocked the extra point and Donovan’s 34-yard run capped

Ithaca’s next drive.

Donovan’s 11th career 100-yard rushing effort made him

the second Bomber to record a 100-yard game in each of his

four seasons.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw for 188 yards for

the Bombers, whose top receiver was junior tight end Brian

Weverbergh, with five catches for a career-best 104 yards.

Weverbergh became the first Ithaca tight end to gain 100

yards in a game since 1997.

Senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki paced Ithaca with 11

tackles. Junior linebacker Matt Scalice and senior linebacker

John Scanlon added 10 each. Scanlon’s total was a careerhigh,

as was his total of three tackles for loss.

Drescher collected eight tackles – two were for loss including

a sack – and senior linebacker Mike Nowak finished with

seven tackles and recovered a King’s fumble.

Drive

IC 2 11:53 Dwyer 29 field goal 13-44

KC 2 7:46 Maloney 13 pass from Searfass

(Lust kick) 9-69

IC 2 4:14 Dwyer 23 field goal 9-61

IC 2 2:32 Donovan 2 run (kick blocked) 6-38

IC 2 0:58 Chier 75 punt return (Dwyer kick)

KC 2 0:00 Lust 32 field goal 5-48

IC 3 10:26 Dwyer 21 field goal 10-69

KC 4 8:42 Cataldo 6 run (kick blocked) 5-26

IC 4 5:57 Donovan 34 run (Dwyer kick) 5-65

KC IC

First Downs 18 21

Rushes-Yards 27-50 48-195

Passing Yards 325 188

Passes Att-Com-Int 38-24-2 21-13-0

Total Yards 375 383

Punts-Average 4-33.0 4-38.2

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

5-29 3-31

Rushing: KC — Jones 16-38, Cataldo 9-20

IC — Donovan 27-144, Baez 11-33

Passing: KC — Searfass 24-38-1, 325

IC — Juvan 13-21-0, 188

Receiving: KC — Verbitski 7-105, Maloney 5-78

IC — Weverbergh 5-104, Hogan 2-29

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ITHACA COLLEGE

GAME 3 September 15

Hartwick 32, #24 ITHACA 30

Ithaca (2-1) 14 9 0 7 — 30

Hartwick (1-1) 7 13 6 6 — 32

Oneonta, N.Y. —The #24 Bombers scored on their first four

possessions before the host Hartwick Hawks rallied for a 32-30

win. Ithaca scored a fourth-quarter touchdown/extra point to

pull within two points with 3:12 left but the Hawks ran out

the clock.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw for two touchdowns

and ran for another. His four-yard touchdown run in the fourth

quarter capped a 15-play, 69-yard drive on Ithaca’s final possession.

He threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to junior wideout

Kyle Crandall in the first quarter and a six-yard pass to senior

fullback Dan Ross in the second. Crandall’s touchdown was

the first of his career. Juvan threw for 247 yards, posting

career-best totals of 27 completions and 37 attempts.

Senior running back Jamie Donovan ran for 117 yards

and scored Ithaca’s first touchdown on a four-yard run to

cap the Bombers’ opening drive. Donovan raised his career

total to 3,048 yards, becoming the second Bomber to eclipse

3,000 yards.

Senior wide receiver Patrick Heenehan and junior tight

end Brian Weverbergh both posted career-best totals of six

catches to lead the team. Senior wide receiver Brian Hogan

caught five passes. Senior running back Alex Baez ran for 29

yards and moved into ninth on the program’s all-time rushing

list, raising his career total to 1,957 yards.

Senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki led Ithaca with nine

tackles, including a pair for loss. Senior linebacker Billy

Struzzi and Phil Byers recorded eight tackles apiece. Junior

cornerback Jason Chier and senior linebacker Mike Nowak

both added eight. Sophomore defensive ends Joe Goetz and

Jordan Hyatt each recorded a sack; Hyatt’s was the first of

his career.

Freshman Dillon Dwyer kicked three extra points and added

a career-long 36-yard field goal.

Drive

IC 1 11:34 Donovan 4 run (Dwyer kick) 8-54

HW 1 8:19 Boltus 7 run (Boyea kick) 7-68

IC 1 7:58 Crandall 43 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 1-43

IC 2 12:37 Dwyer 36 field goal 15-56

HW 2 11:44 Crea 60 pass from Boltus (Boyea kick) 2-61

IC 2 7:39 Ross 6 pass from Juvan (kick failed) 9-72

HW 2 0:58 Boltus 10 run (kick failed) 13-68

HW 3 9:37 Boltus 1 run (kick blocked)

HW 4 14:53 Phelan 17 pass from Boltus

6-65

(kick blocked) 10-80

IC 4 3:12 Juvan 4 run (Dwyer kick) 15-69

IC HW

First Downs 24 21

Rushes-Yards 33-159 41-174

Passing Yards 247 301

Passes Att-Com-Int 37-27-0 23-17-0

Total Yards 247 301

Punts-Average 1-38.0 2-27.5

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

2-20 5-41

Rushing: IC — Donovan 22-117, Baez 4-29

HW — Boltus 23-107, Crea 14-59

Passing: IC — Juvan 27-37-2, 247

HW — Boltus 17-23-2, 301

Receiving: IC — Heenehan 6-48, Weverbergh 6-46

HW — Crea 5-112, Phelan 4-95

50 Football 2008

GAME 4 September 22

#6 St. John Fisher 37, ITHACA 16

SJF (4-0, 1-0) 7 7 6 17 — 37

Ithaca (2-2, 0-2) 0 7 0 9 — 16

ITHACA, N.Y. —The sixth-ranked St. John Fisher Cardinals

scored 23 straight second-half points on their way to a 37-16

win over Ithaca.

Ithaca used a safety and a short touchdown drive to score

nine quick fourth-quarter points but the Bombers were unable

to convert an onside kick and the Cardinals remained in control.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw for 227 yards for

the Bombers, completing 24 of a career-best 44 attempts. He

threw a six-yard pass to junior tight end Brian Weverbergh

in the first half and a 21-yard pass to senior wide receiver

Brian Hogan in the fourth quarter. Hogan’s touchdown came

two plays after Ithaca recorded a safety; senior strong safety

Ryan Terlecki dropped St. John Fisher’s running back in

the Cardinal end zone on a first-down play from the St. John

Fisher one-yard line.

Terlecki led Ithaca with a career-high 22 tackles and junior

linebacker Matt Scalice added a career-best 19. Terlecki also

forced a Cardinal fumble that sophomore defensive end Joe

Goetz recovered. Goetz added three tackles for loss.

Drive

SJF 1 1:54 Harmon 2 pass from Kramer

(Pierri kick) 15-74

SJF 2 3:42 Reile 2 run (Pierri kick) 7-75

IC 2 1:08 Weverbergh 6 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick)

SJF 3 13:00 Reger 3 pass from Kramer

9-65

(kick blocked) 7-70

SJF 4 14:05 Piccirilli 25 field goal 20-78

SJF 4 12:05 Kramer 31 run (Piccirilli kick) 3-38

SJF 4 8:40 Hanson 2 run (Piccirilli kick) 6-47

IC 4 7:11 Safety

IC 4 6:43 Hogan 21 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 2-39

SJF IC

First Downs 23 19

Rushes-Yards 57-208 19-50

Passing Yards 242 327

Passes Att-Com-Int 27-20-1 51-30-2

Total Yards 450 377

Punts-Average 2-39.5 4-43.2

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-1

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

2-20 4-32

Rushing: SJF — Hanson 30-105, Kramer 9-54

IC — Donovan 9-38, Baez 3-21

Passing: SJF — Kramer 20-27-2, 242

IC — Juvan 24-44-2, 227; Grastorf 5-6-0, 57

Receiving: SJF — Smith 6-97, Marion 5-74

IC — Hogan 6-64, Weverbergh 6-35


GAME 5 September 29

ITHACA 34, Brockport 14

Brockport (2-2) 0 7 0 7 — 14

Ithaca (3-2) 7 6 7 14 — 34

ITHACA, N.Y. — Junior Kyle Crandall scored a pair of

fourth-quarter touchdowns in a 3:04 span – on a 83-yard

kickoff return and a school-record 88-yard reception – as the

Bombers snapped a two-game losing streak with a 34-14 win

over the Brockport Golden Eagles.

Crandall caught an 88-yard touchdown pass from junior

quarterback Dan Juvan on the first play of the fourth quarter as

the Bombers took a 27-7 lead. After the Golden Eagles closed

to 27-14 with a 61-yard touchdown drive, Crandall ran the

kickoff back 83 yards for his first career return score.

Juvan threw for 227 yards and matched a career-high with

three touchdown passes. He threw a 22-yard pass to senior

fullback Dan Ross and a 28-yard pass to junior tight end

Brian Weverbergh.

Senior Jamie Donovan ran for a game-high 141 yards as

the Bombers outrushed Brockport 189-52. Donovan, who

has run for 462 yards in four games against Brockport, raised

his career totals to 3,227 yards on 608 carries; he broke Jeff

Wittman’s career record for rushing attempts and now stands

184 yards away from breaking his Bomber rushing record.

Ross scored the game’s first touchdown, rushing for a oneyard

score on the final play of the first quarter.

The Bomber defense – playing without two injured starters

– held Brockport to 52 rushing yards on 33 carries. The

Golden Eagles entered the game averaging 217 yards per

game on the ground. Junior linebacker John Scanlon and

sophomore defensive end Adam Drescher led Ithaca with

nine tackles apiece. Scanlon matched a career-high with three

tackles for loss. Drescher, who was in on two tackles for

loss, blocked a Brockport field goal attempt. He has blocked

five kicks this year (he had blocked an extra-point attempt in

each of Ithaca’s first four games), two short of the Bomber

single-season record.

Senior cornerback Scott Lieber and senior free safety

Charlie Stephens each made seven tackles for Ithaca. Senior

linebacker Mike Nowak added five tackles, a sack, and his

third fumble recovery of the year.

Drive

IC 1 0:01 Ross 1 run (Dwyer kick) 12-54

IC 2 2:05 Ross 22 pass from Juvan (kick failed) 13-80

BR 2 0:11 Smith 22 pass from DerCola (Cook kick) 1-23

IC 3 4:45 Weverbergh 28 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 7-63

IC 4 14:49 Crandall 88 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 1-88

BR 4 12:02 McCormick 2 run (Cook kick) 8-61

IC 4 11:45 Crandall 83 kickoff return (Dwyer kick)

BR IC

First Downs 14 23

Rushes-Yards 33-52 46-189

Passing Yards 192 247

Passes Att-Com-Int 26-15-0 23-14-1

Total Yards 244 436

Punts-Average 6-38.0 2-31.0

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1

Penalties-Yards 3-20 2-15

Individual Leaders

Rushing: BR — McCormick 22-43; Lynch 6-17

IC — Donovan 24-141; Baez 10-59

Passing: BR — DerCola 10-19-1, 132; Luke 5-7-0, 60

IC — Juvan 12-21-3, 227

Receiving: BR — Maciejewski 5-74, Smith 1-50

IC — Weverbergh 4-72, Crandall 2-98

ITHACA COLLEGE

GAME 6 October 6

ITHACA 35, Norwich 0

Norwich (2-4, 0-2) 0 0 0 0 — 0

Ithaca (4-2, 1-2) 14 7 7 7 — 35

ITHACA, N.Y. —Senior Jamie Donovan ran for 193

yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bombers to a 35-0

Homecoming win over Norwich. Donovan became Ithaca’s

career rushing leader, raising his total to 3,413 yards, as the

Bombers celebrated Homecoming with a win for the 24th

time in 26 years.

Donovan scored touchdowns on Ithaca’s first two drives

(he gained all 58 yards on Ithaca’s opening drive) and gained

122 yards in the first quarter. He capped his day with a oneyard

touchdown run late in the third quarter, one play after

his 31-yard run moved him past three-time all-American Jeff

Wittman (3,410 yards from 1989 to 1992).

Senior Alex Baez ran for 116 yards and a pair of scores as

well for Ithaca; the game marked the first time two Bombers

gained 100 yards since a 1998 win over St. Lawrence when

three Ithaca running backs went over the century mark.

The Bomber defense held Norwich to 57 rushing yards

on 31 carries. Sophomore linebacker Tyler Baker led Ithaca

with career-high totals of eight tackles and four tackles for

loss. Junior linebacker Matt Scalice added seven tackles,

with four for loss. He added a career-best two tackles for loss

and forced a fumble.

Scalice was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of the Week,

with Donovan earning Offensive Player of the Week.

The shutout was Ithaca’s first since the 2005 season and

marked the ninth time since 1982 that the Bombers had blanked

their Homecoming opponent.

The Cadets had two possessions inside the Bomber 10-yard

line. In the first quarter Ithaca senior free safety Charlie

Stephens picked off a Norwich pass in the end zone. Norwich

had a first-and-goal from the Bomber one in the third quarter

but lost two yards on four plays. Following that Norwich

possession, Ithaca drove 98 yards on a drive that featured

Donovan’s record-breaking run.

Drive

IC 1 13:43 Donovan 11 run (Dwyer kick) 3-58

IC 1 11:28 Donovan 4 run (Dwyer kick) 5-43

IC 2 5:05 Baez 2 run (Dwyer kick) 7-58

IC 3 1:07 Donovan 1 run (Dwyer kick) 1-98

IC 4 10:28 Baez 4 run (Dwyer kick) 8-94

NOR IC

First Downs 10 22

Rushes-Yards 31-8 52-362

Passing Yards 183 77

Passes Att-Com-Int 29-13-1 15-8-0

Total Yards 191 439

Punts-Average 7-36.9 4-39.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-2 3-2

Penalties-Yards 2-12 4-45

Individual Leaders

Rushing: NOR — Joyner 6-13; Marzeoti 7-7

IC — Donovan 23-193; Baez 13-118

Passing: NOR — Gilding 10-21-0, 183;

Jean-Gilles 3-8-0, 22

IC — Juvan 7-10-0, 61

Receiving: NOR — Flannigan 5-99; Valenzi 4-42

IC — Crandall 3-25; Hogan 2-20

Football 2008 51


ITHACA COLLEGE

GAME 7 October 20

ITHACA 44, Utica 7

Ithaca (5-2, 2-2) 13 7 17 7 — 44

Utica (2-5, 0-3) 0 0 7 0 — 7

Utica, N.Y. —The Bombers held host Utica to 45 rushing yards

and allowed the Pioneers to convert just one third down in 13

tries while rolling to a 44-7 win.

Five Bombers scored an offensive touchdown, with senior

running back Jamie Donovan and sophomore fullback Danny

Witbeck both rushing for a score and senior fullback Dan

Ross, junior wide receiver Jeff Bostic and senior wide receiver

Patrick Heenehan each catching a touchdown pass. Witbeck

and Bostic’s touchdowns were the first of their careers.

Heenehan, who scored on an 80-yard reception, caught

three passes for a career-best 109 yards. Junior quarterback

Dan Juvan completed 11 of 20 passes for 134 yards and two

touchdowns. Sophomore quarterback Brian Grastorf threw

his first career touchdown pass. His 109 passing yards were

also a career best. He and Juvan became the first Bomber

teammates to pass for over 100 yards in a game since 2001.

Ithaca held the Pioneers to zero yards or lost yardage on

14 of their 50 rushes and pass completions. Junior linebacker

Matt Scalice led Ithaca with nine tackles and three for loss

(including one of the Bombers’ season-best seven sacks).

Junior linebacker John Scanlon finished with eight tackles.

Three were for loss, including a sack.

Junior cornerback Jason Chier, sophomore safety Chad

Herring and junior cornerback Matt Samela each recorded

six tackles. Herring’s total was a career high. Chier, Charlie

Stephens and Scott Auchenbach were each in on two tackles

for loss. Chier’s total included a sack; sophomore defensive

end Joe Goetz, senior linebacker Mike Nowak, freshman

defensive end Paul Helm and Joe Nicoletti each had a sack.

Helm and Nicoletti’s sacks were the first of their career.

Sophomore free safety Roniel Bencosme picked up his

first career interception, picking off a pass in the end zone on

Utica’s last play from scrimmage. Chier ran back a punt for

a touchdown for the second time this season.

Drive

IC 1 13:43 Donovan 11 run (Dwyer kick) 3-58

IC 1 12:27 Ross 5 pass from Juvan (kick failed) 5-47

IC 1 6:04 Donovan 8 run (Dwyer kick) 8-53

IC 2 10:57 Witbeck 1 run (Dwyer kick) 7-31

IC 3 12:37 Chier 70 punt return (Dwyer kick)

UC 3 8:38 Pinelli 1 run (McNulty kick) 9-60

IC 4 5:58 Bostic 11 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 9-36

IC 4 13:10 Heenehan 80 pass from Grastorf

(Dwyer kick) 2-80

IC UC

First Downs 19 11

Rushes-Yards 35-93 36-45

Passing Yards 244 128

Passes Att-Com-Int 29-15-2 23-15-1

Total Yards 337 173

Punts-Average 4-34.5 10-39.8

Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

1-15 5-57

Rushing: IC — Donovan 11-45; Bergerstock 9-23

UC — Barone 14-42; Mabry 2-6

Passing: IC — Juvan 11-20-2, 134;

Grastorf 4-9-1, 110

UC — Pinelli 15-23-0, 128

Receiving: IC — Heenehan 3-109; Crandall 2-37;

Bostic 2-29

UC — Pincher 6-95; Elliot 3-17

52 Football 2008

GAME 8 October 27

ITHACA 48, Springfield 21

Ithaca (6-2, 3-2) 7 9 18 14 — 48

Spfld (3-5, 1-3) 14 0 7 0 — 21

Springfield, Mass. — The Bombers clinched their 37th

straight winning season, holding the nation’s fifth-ranked

rushing team 80 yards below its average in a 48-21 rout of

host Springfield.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw a career-high four

touchdown passes, completing 19 of 27 passes for 308 yards.

He also ran for 15 yards and was named Empire 8 Offensive

Player of the Week.

Senior wide receivers Brian Hogan caught a career-best

three touchdown passes, and had five catches for 126 yards;

Patrick Heenehan caught a 20-yard TD.

Senior running back Jamie Donovan ran for a game-high

116 yards and a 33-yard touchdown on Ithaca’s second play

from scrimmage. Senior running back Alex Baez gained 66

yards and closed out the scoring with a five-yard TD run.

Junior wideout Kyle Crandall and junior tight end Brian

Weverbergh both caught five passes.

Ithaca held the Pride to just 4.2 yards per carry and recorded

12 tackles for lost yardage on 54 Springfield rushes. Junior

linebacker John Scanlon, the Empire 8 Defensive Player

of the Week, led Ithaca with a career-best 11 tackles and

intercepted a pass. Senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki, senior

linebacker Mike Nowak and sophomore defensive end Adam

Drescher each recorded nine tackles; Terlecki and Drescher

were both in on three tackles for loss. Sophomore linebacker

Tyler Baker, sophomore defensive end Joe Goetz and senior

nose tackle Phil Byers all finished with two tackles for loss.

Freshman linebacker Lonson Becker made his first career start

and finished with a career-high six tackles.

Freshman Dillon Dwyer kicked extra points after five

touchdowns and added a pair of field goals (covering 26 and 22

yards). He also recovered a fumble on a Springfield kickoff.

Drive

IC 1 13:43 Donovan 11 run (Dwyer kick) 3-58

SC 1 10:54 Walker 10 run (Bush kick) 9-59

IC 1 10:12 Donovan 33 run (Dwyer kick) 2-60

SC 2 5:27 Walker 6 run (Bush kick) 10-65

IC 2 6:32 Dwyer 26 field goal 7-27

IC 2 0:31 Hogan 9 pass from Juvan (run failed) 8-86

IC 3 14:45 Hogan 57 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 1-57

SC 3 14:22 Cunningham 41 run (Bush kick) 2-45

IC 3 9:17 Dwyer 22 field goal 10-49

IC 3 4:03 Hogan 12 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 7-59

IC 4 11:24 Heenehan 20 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 2-20

IC 4 8:01 Baez 5 run (Dwyer kick) 4-33

IC SC

First Downs 25 14

Rushes-Yards 38-217 54-226

Passing Yards 308 45

Passes Att-Com-Int 28-19-1 8-3-1

Total Yards 525 271

Punts-Average 2-38.5 6-37.7

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

2-20 2-15

Rushing: IC — Donovan 18-116; Baez 10-66

SC — Cunningham 19-105; Sharpe 16-53

Passing: IC — Juvan 19-28-4, 308

SC — Sharpe 7-3-0, 45

Receiving: IC — Hogan 5-126; Crandall 5-65;

Weverbergh 5-62

SC — Anderson 1-31; Timmerman 1-13


Section head ITHACA COLLEGE

GAME 9 November 3

ITHACA 42, #19 Alfred 25

Alfred (7-2, 4-1) 7 7 3 8 — 25

Ithaca (7-2, 4-2) 7 7 14 14 — 42

ITHACA, N.Y. —The Bombers won their fifth straight game,

scoring 28 second-half points to beat the #19 Alfred Saxons.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw four touchdown passes

for the second straight game and senior running backs Jamie

Donovan and Alex Baez both ran for 100 yards as the Bombers

beat Alfred for the ninth time in 10 games.

Baez scored on a 71-yard run on the first play from scrimmage

in the second half – marking the second week in a row the

Bombers scored on their first play after halftime – and Juvan

capped Ithaca’s next drive with a 29-yard pass to junior wide

receiver Kyle Crandall.

Juvan threw touchdown passes of 15 and 59 yards to senior

wideout Brian Hogan as well as a 68-yard score to senior wide

receiver Patrick Heenehan.

Hogan’s second TD catch capped a two-play drive that

answered an Alfred drive that pulled the Saxons to within

28-25 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Junior linebacker Matt Scalice led Ithaca with 12 tackles.

Senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki added 11 and a pair of

pass break-ups. Senior free safety Charlie Stephens finished

with nine tackles and two pass break-ups.

The Bomber defense held Alfred’s running back (who

entered the game as the nation’s 12th-leading rusher) to 52

yards on 20 carries. Junior linebacker John Scanlon and senior

nose tackle Phil Byers both collected two tackles for loss for

Ithaca. Byers, who was named Empire 8 Defensive Player of

the Week, also recovered a fumble.

Hogan caught a career-best eight passes for 147 yards.

Donovan gained 112 yards and Baez ran for 109. Those efforts

were the two highest single-game totals given up by Alfred

this year.

Drive

IC 1 12:26 Heenehan 68 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 4-80

ALF 1 3:11 Pecoraco 10 pass from Keeley

(Reynolds kick) 9-74

IC 2 10:32 Hogan 15 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 8-80

ALF 2 7:00 Gibbins 6 pass from Keeley

(Reynolds kick) 8-53

IC 3 14:43 Baez 71 run (kick failed) 1-71

IC 3 10:50 Crandall 29 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer rush) 5-63

ALF 3 7:29 Reynolds 26 field goal 9-41

ALF 4 14:52 Bork 7 pass from Keeley (Hendrix run) 14-85

IC 4 13:56 Hogan 59 pass from Juvan (Dwyer kick) 2-60

IC 4 3:05 Donovan 21 run (Dwyer kick) 3-29

ALF IC

First Downs 19 21

Rushes-Yards 26-71 38-221

Passing Yards 274 296

Passes Att-Com-Int 53-32-0 24-13-0

Total Yards 345 517

Punts-Average 6-40.8 5-33.6

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 6-42 4-23

Individual Leaders

Rushing: ALF — Hendrix 20-52; Gibbins 1-15

IC — Donovan 26-112; Baez 6-109

Passing: ALF — Keeley 32-52-3, 274

IC — Juvan 13-24-4, 296

Receiving: ALF — Bork 11-116; Hendrix 7-36

IC — Hogan 8-147

GAME 10 November 10

ITHACA 40, Cortland 17

Cortland (7-3) 0 10 7 0 — 17

Ithaca (8-2) 12 14 7 7 — 40

ITHACA, N.Y. —The Bombers regained possession of the

Cortaca Jug traveling trophy, rolling up 534 yards of total

offense in a 40-17 win over the visiting Red Dragons in front

of a sell-out Butterfield Stadium crowd of 9,700. The Bombers

scored on six of their seven possessions (not counting the gameending

drive with Ithaca kneeling to run out the clock).

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan threw for 306 yards and

senior running back Jamie Donovan totaled 131 yards and

three rushing touchdowns to lead a Bomber offense that tied a

school record with its fourth straight 40-point performance.

Donovan scored touchdowns to cap each of Ithaca’s first

three drives, scoring on an eight-yard run and two one-yard

carries. He raised his career total to 45 rushing touchdowns,

passing Jeff Wittman for Ithaca’s record.

Cortland’s first score came midway through the second

quarter; on Ithaca’s next drive, Juvan, who completed his first

seven passes and finished 12-of-16, scored on a 35-yard run.

Cortland scored 10 straight points to close within 26-17 and

forced a Bomber punt, but the Red Dragons’ next two drives

ended with turnovers inside the Ithaca five-yard line. Both

turnovers were caused by senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki

and both ended with touchdown passes from Juvan to junior

tight end Brian Weverbergh.

Terlecki intercepted a pass at the Ithaca two and the

Bombers drove 98 yards in eight plays with Weverbergh

catching a seven-yard touchdown. On Cortland’s next possession,

Terlecki forced the fumble at the Ithaca one; and

sophomore linebacker Tyler Baker recovered. Weverbergh’s

55-yard scoring catch capped a four-play drive. He finished

with a career-best 128 yards on five catches.

Ithaca’s offense converted a season-best 13 of 16 third

downs. Junior linebacker Matt Scalice led the Bomber defense

with 11 tackles; senior Mike Nowak added seven.

Drive

IC 1 12:26 Heenehan 68 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 4-80

IC 1 9:05 Donovan 8 run (kick failed) 11-79

IC 1 2:44 Donovan 11 run (kick failed) 9-79

IC 2 10:11 Donovan 1 run (Dwyer kick) 10-80

CO 2 7:17 Sveda 1 run (Mintz kick) 6-58

IC 2 3:50 Juvan 35 run (Dwyer kick) 7-68

IC 2 0:04 Mintz 21 field goal 11-43

CO 3 9:08 Sveda 1 run (Mintz kick) 11-58

IC 3 1:09 Weverbergh 7 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 8-98

IC 4 9:49 Weverbergh 55 pass from Juvan

(Dwyer kick) 4-96

CO IC

First Downs 14 23

Rushes-Yards 28-92 50-228

Passing Yards 189 306

Passes Att-Com-Int 26-14-1 16-12-0

Total Yards 281 534

Punts-Average 3-33.3 1-30.0

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards 1-16 1-8

Individual Leaders

Rushing: CO — Giuliano 18-51; Miles 4-18

IC — Donovan 30-131; Baez 14-74

Passing: CO — Miles 14-26-0, 189

IC — Juvan 12-16-2, 306

Receiving: CO — Greene 4-82; Fregelette 4-30

IC — Weverbergh 5-128; Hogan 3-86

Football 2008 53


ITHACA COLLEGE

GAME 11 November 17

#1 Mount Union 42, ITHACA 18

NCAA First-Round Playoff Game

Ithaca (8-3) 6 6 0 6 — 18

Mt. Union (11-0) 7 14 14 7 — 42

Alliance, Ohio —The Bombers made their 16th NCAA playoff

appearance, losing 42-18 to top-ranked Mount Union in a

first-round game.

Junior quarterback Dan Juvan set a single-game Ithaca

playoff record, throwing for 318 yards. He completed a pair

of touchdown passes to junior tight end Brian Weverbergh.

Weverbergh caught a five-yard pass with 26 seconds left in

the first half and a three-yard scoring pass early in the fourth

quarter. Juvan raised his season total to 2,621 yards – good

for second on the program’s all-time list.

Senior running back Jamie Donovan scored the game’s

first touchdown; Donovan’s touchdown was the first given up

all year by Mount Union’s starting defense. The touchdown

raised his career total to a school-record 282 points. Donovan

also raised his school-record career totals of 3,844 yards, 732

rushes, and 46 rushing touchdowns.

Senior wide receiver Brian Hogan caught seven passes for

131 yards. Weverbergh finished with 64 yards on five catches;

and his 44 catches and 580 receiving yards on the season were

both the best ever by a Bomber tight end.

Senior strong safety Ryan Terlecki led the Bomber defense

with 11 tackles and matched a career-high with three tackles

for loss. He intercepted a pass to end Mount Union’s first possession

and raised his career total to 240 tackles, tying him for

13th on the Bombers’ all-time list.

Freshman linebacker Lonson Becker recorded a personalbest

11 tackles (three for loss). Senior linebacker Mike Nowak

recorded 10 tackles. Senior free safety Charlie Stephens and

junior linebacker John Scanlon added nine apiece.

Drive

IC 1 3:34 Donovan 1 run (kick blocked) 10-66

MU 1 1:56 Kmic 46 run (Zimmerman kick)

MU 2 10:30 Garcon 40 pass from Micheli

3-57

(Zimmerman kick) 11-97

MU 2 0:57 Kmic 64 run (Zimmerman kick) 1-64

IC 2 0:26 Weverbergh 5 pass from Juvan

(pass failed) 3-42

MU 3 10:48 Kmic 3 run (Zimmerman kick)

MU 3 4:26 Davis 7 pass form Micheli

8-65

(Zimmerman kick) 6-66

IC 4 11:56 Weverbergh 3 pass from Juvan

(pass failed) 6-50

MU 4 8:21 Kmic 2 run (Zimmerman kick) 8-65

IC MU

First Downs 16 20

Rushes-Yards 30-17 40-267

Passing Yards 318 275

Passes Att-Com-Int 38-18-1 24-19-1

Total Yards 335 542

Punts-Average 6-35.7 4-28.5

Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0

Penalties-Yards

Individual Leaders

3-15 7-103

Rushing: IC — Donovan 16-20; Baez 5-10

MU — Kmic 31-212; Micheli 7-45

Passing: IC — Juvan 18-38-2, 318

MU — Micheli 19-24-2, 275

Receiving: IC — Hogan 7-131; Weverbergh 5-64

MU — Garcon 6-113, Davis 5-56

54 Football 2008

BRIAN WEVERBERGH CHRIS GRAY

JASON CHIER SEAN MIRKOV

PHIL BYERS JAMIE DONOVAN

MATT SCALICE RYAN TERLECKI


Section 2007 Empire head 8 ITHACA COLLEGE

ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: Jason Boltus, Hartwick

RB: Jamie Donovan, Ithaca

Vinson Hendrix, Alfred

WR: Trevor Bork, Alfred

Jack Phelan, Hartwick

TE: BRIAN WEVERBERGH, Ithaca

OL: Mike Callahan, Alfred

Brennan Fortune, St. John Fisher

CHRIS GRAY, Ithaca

Corey Hogan, Alfred

SEAN MIRKOV, Ithaca

PK: Chris Reynolds, Alfred

KR: JASON CHIER, Ithaca

AP: Lindy Crea, Hartwick

DEFENSE

DL: Phil Byers, Ithaca

Brian Hess, Springfield

Don Miller, Alfred

LB: Tom Caporale, Springfield

Josh Gottlieb, St. John Fisher

Chad Pierri, Alfred

MATT SCALICE, Ithaca

DB: Joe Harasymiak, Springfield

Marcus Maroney, Utica

Steve Stepnick, St. John Fisher

Ryan Terlecki, Ithaca

P: Ben Atwood, Utica

BRIAN HOGAN MIKE NOWAK

CHARLIE STEPHENS

ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM

OFFFENSE

QB: Paul Keeley, Alfred

RB: Lindy Crea, Hartwick

Darnell Jackson, Norwich

WR: Brian Hogan, Ithaca

Jimmy Smith, St. John Fisher

TE: Chris Harmon, St. John Fisher

OL: Brian Caston, Alfred

Andrew Cottet, St. John Fisher

P.J. DiGati, Hartwick

Justin Hanft, Alfred

Nate Germain, Springfield

PK: Chris Pierri, St. John Fisher

KR: Jarred Burrell, Springfield

AP: Darnell Jackson, Norwich

DEFENSE

DL: Reza Afsarmanesh, Norwich

Matt Becton, St. John Fisher

ADAM DRESCHER, Ithaca

Mike Penkin, Alfred

LB: Joe Flaherty, Hartwick

JOHN SCANLON, Ithaca

DB: Bryan Johnson, Utica

Scott Miranto, St. John Fisher

Brian Nitsche, Alfred

Charlie Stephens, Ithaca

HONORABLE MENTION

QB: DAN JUVAN, Ithaca

LB: Mike Nowak, Ithaca

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Jason Boltus, Hartwick

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Steve Stepnick, St. John Fisher

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Jason Springer, Norwich

COACH OF THE YEAR

Mark Carr, Hartwick

FINAL STANDINGS

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St. John Fisher

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Returning Ithaca players in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

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ITHACA 4 2 .667 8 3 .727

Alfred 4 2 .667 8 3 .727

Springfield 2 4 .333 4 6 .400

Utica 1 5 .167 3 7 .300

Norwich 0 6 .000 2 8 .200

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RUSHING

Attempts

Game: 77; vs. Albany, 9/11/93

Season: 627; 1978

Net Yards

Game: 639; vs. Fitchburg State, 9/22/84

Season: 3,246; 1988

TDs

Game: 11; vs. Fitchburg State, 9/22/84

Season: 37; 1978

PASSING

Attempts

Game: 54; at AIC, 10/24/98

54; at AIC, 10/26/96

Season: 389; 1999

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TEAM OFFENSE

Completions

Game: 27; vs. Buffalo State,

11/14/98

27; at St. John Fisher,

9/25/04

Season: 231; 1999

Yards Gained

Game: 441; vs. AIC, 10/25/97

Season: 2,759; 1999

TDs

Game: 6; at AIC, 10/24/98

6; vs. Brockport, 1980

Season: 23; 1997

Completion Percentage

Game: .800 (12-15); vs. RIT,

11/9/74

Season: .594; 1999

ALEX BAEZ BOB FERRIGNO

MATT MEES

No. Name (seasons)

CAREER RUSHING

Games Att Yards Avg TD

Game

Avg

1. Jeff Wittman (1989-92) 32 586 3,410 5.8 44 106.6

2. Jamie Donovan (2004-07) 43 732 3,844 5.3 46 89.4

3. Matt Mees (1976-79) 33 507 2,662 5.3 19 80.7

4. Alex Baez (2003-07) 44 433 2,427 5.6 14 55.2

5. Bob Ferrigno (1978-80)

6. Tommy Giorgio

27 364 2,400 6.6 30 88.9

(1997, 99-2001) 33 540 2,365 4.4 36 71.7

7. Doug Campbell (1969-71) 24 413 2,356 5.7 23 98.2

8. Mike Scott (1986-88) 26 298 2,106 7.1 19 81.0

9. Dave Remick (1972-74) 23 375 2,096 5.6 14 91.1

10. Pete Celebre (2000-03) 29 371 1,733 4.7 20 59.8

No. Name (seasons)

SEASON RUSHING

Games Att Yards Avg TD

Game

Avg

1. Bob Ferrigno (1980) 10 210 1,307 6.2 14 130.7

2. Jeff Wittman (1992) 10 207 1,301 6.3 19 130.1

3. Jamie Donovan (2004) 11 205 1,224 6.0 15 111.3

4. Jeff Wittman (1990) 9 200 1,209 6.1 16 134.3

5. Jamie Donovan (2007) 11 221 1,105 5.0 14 100.5

6. Mike Scott (1988) 10 138 1,063 7.7 7 106.3

7. Dave Remick (1974) 10 163 1,010 6.2 8 112.2

8. Tommy Giorgio (2000) 10 249 971 3.9 13 971

9. John Koob (1982) 9 159 910 5.7 9 101.1

10. Alex Baez (2005) 10 142 867 6.1 8 86.7

TOTAL OFFENSE

Plays

Game: 98; vs. Albany, 9/11/93

98; vs. Cortland, 11/6/99

Season: 776; 1997

Total Yards

Game: 639; vs. Fitchburg State,

9/22/84

Season: 4,418; 1999

SCORING

Points

Quarter: 35; first vs. Utica,

10/20/01

35; second at St. John

Fisher, 9/12/98

35; second vs. RIT,

11/9/74

Game: 82; vs. Fitchburg State,

9/22/84

Season: 394; 1974 (9 games)

TDs

Game: 12; vs. Fitchburg State,

9/22/84

Season: 57; 1974

PAT

Game: 10; vs. Fitchburg State,

9/22/84

Season: 43; 2001

Field Goals

Game: 4; at AIC, 11/5/66

Season: 10; 1992

Two-Point Conversions

Game: 2; vs. Montclair State,

11/29/86

2; vs. Cortland, 11/7/81

2; at C.W. Post, 10/26/63

2; at Southern Connecticut,

9/26/63

2; at Alfred, 11/3/62

Season: 10; 1963

FIRST DOWNS

First Downs

Game: 35; vs. Albany, 9/11/93

Season: 223; 1999

First Downs by Rushing

Game: 28; at C.W. Post, 11/2/74

Season: 160; 1992

First Downs by Passing

Game: 18; vs. AIC, 10/25/97

Season: 139; 1999

First Downs by Penalties

Game: 4; vs. Mansfield, 9/21/96

4; vs. Merchant Marine,

11/15/86

4; at St. Lawrence,

9/20/80

4; vs. Bridgeport, 11/1/69

Season: 17; 1980


PUNTING

Punts

Game: 12; at Buffalo State, 11/15/97

12; at St. Lawrence, 9/15/90

Season: 61; 2000

Average Yards

Game: 51.0; vs. Mansfield, 9/21/96

Season: 39.3; 1961 (26-1,021)

Punts Blocked by Opponent

Game: 2; vs. Upsala, 11/5/54

Season: 3; 1970, 1954

PUNT RETURNS

Returns

Game: 12; vs. Fitchburg State, 9/22/84

Season: 54; 1997

Yards Returned

Game: 182; vs. St. Lawrence,

10/14/00

Season: 810; 1998

Average Yards Returned

Season: 22.5; 1998

TDs

Season: 3; 1998

KICKOFF RETURNS

Returns

Game: 9; vs. Springfield, 9/30/00

9; vs. West Chester, 9/23/72

9; vs. C.W. Post, 11/6/71

Season: 40; 1999

Yards Returned

Game: 234; vs. Salisbury State, 12/6/86

Season: 829; 1999

CAREER PASSING

ITHACA COLLEGE

JOSH FELICETTI MIKE O’DONOVAN

NEAL WEIDMAN

TODD WILKOWSKI BRIAN YOUNG

No. Name (seasons) Games Att Comp Pct Int Yards TD Rating

1. Josh Felicetti (2002-05) 42 1,148 718 .625 39 9,092 86 147.0

2. Mike O’Donovan (1995-98) 32 763 405 .531 22 5,379 53 127.4

3. Brian Young (1998-2001) 32 733 417 .569 42 5,203 50 127.6

4. DAN JUVAN (2005-present) 28 556 340 .612 15 4,555 37 146.5

5. Neal Weidman (1994-96) 20 533 329 .595 18 4,129 28 132.4

6. Todd Wilkowski (1988-91) 36 494 231 .468 23 3,339 30 114.3

7. Steve Kass (1983-85) 24 269 127 .472 13 1,763 13 108.5

8. Doug DeCarr (1979-81) 18 281 126 .448 18 1,713 18 104.4

9 Ray DeCarr (1986-87) 18 258 125 .484 13 1,709 14 111.9

10. Larry Karas (1960-62) 23 162 88 .543 10 1,695 13 156.3

SEASON PASSING

Average Yards

Returned

Season: 25.54; 1973

TDs

Season: 2; 1995, 1986

PENALTIES

Penalties

Game: 18; vs. St. Lawrence,

9/26/81

Season: 96; 1996, 1997

Penalty Yards

Game: 152; vs. St. Lawrence,

9/26/81

Season: 821; 1996, 1980

No. Name (seasons) Games Att Comp Pct Int Yards TD Rating

1. Josh Felicetti (2005) 11 317 224 .707 12 2,882 34 174.9

2. DAN JUVAN (2007) 11 290 178 .614 6 2,621 24 160.5

3. Mike O’Donovan (1997) 10 351 198 .564 8 2,611 23 136.0

4. Josh Felicetti (2003) 13 339 198 .584 9 2,599 23 139.9

5. Josh Felicetti (2004) 10 319 198 .621 13 2,433 21 139.7

6. Mike O’Donovan (1998) 10 341 175 .513 13 2,365 24 125.2

7. Brian Young (1999) 10 305 189 .620 17 2,220 16 129.3

8. Neal Weidman (1995) 9 295 176 .597 10 2,125 13 127.9

9. Neal Weidman (1996) 9 247 147 .595 7 1,919 15 139.2

10. Dan Juvan (2006) 10 252 154 .611 8 1,852 12 132.3

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RUSHING

Fewest Opponent Attempts

Game: 18; by Brandeis, 9/19/59

Season: 236; 1959

Fewest Opponent Yards

Game: -94; by Springfield,

10/11/75

Season: 48.4 per game; 1975

PASSING

Fewest Opponent Attempts

Game: 2; by Springfield, 10/9/76;

Season: 40; 1955

Fewest Opponent

Completions

Game: 0; by Mercyhurst, 9/13/97

0; by Springfield, 10/5/91

0; by Springfield, 10/9/76

Season: 11; 1955

Fewest Opponent

Yards Gained

Game: 0; by Mercyhurst, 9/13/97

0; by Springfield, 10/5/91

0; by Springfield, 10/9/76

Season: 93; 1955

CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE

No. Name (seasons) Games Yards Avg

1. Josh Felicetti (2002-05) 42 9,025 214.9

2. Brian Young (1998-2001) 33 5,478 166.0

3. Mike O’Donovan (1995-98) 32 5,345 167.0

4. DAN JUVAN (2005-present) 28 4,639 168.7

5. Todd Wilkowski (1988-91) 36 4,315 119.9

6. Neal Weidman (1994-96) 20 3,988 199.4

7. Doug Campbell (1969-71) 24 3,704 154.3

8. Jeff Wittman (1989-92) 32 3,442 107.6

8. Steve Kass (1983-85) 24 2,897 120.7

10. Jerry Boyes (1973-75) 20 2,695 134.8

SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE

No. Name (seasons) Games Yards Avg

1. Josh Felicetti (2005) 11 2,747 249.7

2. DAN JUVAN (2007) 11 2,699 245.4

3. Mike O’Donovan (1997) 10 2,603 260.3

4. Josh Felicetti (2003) 13 2,473 190.2

5. Josh Felicetti (2004) 10 2,439 243.9

6. Brian Young (1999) 10 2,348 234.8

7. Mike O’Donovan (1998) 10 2,342 234.2

8. Neal Weidman (1995) 9 2,024 224.9

9. Neal Weidman (1996) 9 1,879 208.8

10. Brian Young (2001) 10 1,729 172.9

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TEAM DEFENSE

Fewest Opponent

TD Passes

Game: 0; on many occasions

Season: 1; 1958

Lowest Opponent

Completion Percentage

Game: .000; by Mercyhurst,

9/13/97 (0-8)

.000; by Springfield,

10/5/91 (0-4)

.000; by Springfield,

10/9/76 (0-4)

Season: .238; 1958 (20-84)

TOTAL OFFENSE

Fewest Opponent

Plays Allowed

Game: 35; by Brandeis, 9/19/59

Season: 315; 1955

Fewest Opponent

Yards Allowed

Game: -50; by Springfield,

10/11/75

(NCAA Div. III Record)

Season: 700; 1958

Note: Until 2002, statistics from postseason games were not counted

toward season or career totals by the NCAA. Beginning with the 2002

season, Ithaca football statistics reflect all games (including ECAC and

NCAA postseason games).

SCORING

Fewest Opponent

Points

Game: 0; on many occasions

Season: 20; 1934 (six games)

FIRST DOWNS

Fewest Opponent

First Downs

Game: 1; by Alfred, 10/31/59

Season: 85; 1964

PUNTING

Opponent Punts

Game: 13; by Fitchburg State,

9/22/84

13; by Fordham, 9/25/82

Season: 77; 1980, 1984

Lowest Opponent

Punting Average

Game: 6.3; at Towson State,

11/12/77

Season: 25.8; 1962 (three punts)

Opponent Punts

Blocked by Ithaca

Game: 2; vs. Springfield, 1982

2; vs. Hobart, 1982

2; vs. Bloomsburg, 1980

2; vs. RIT, 1977

2; vs. Brandeis, 1959

Season: 6; 1977

PUNT RETURNS

Fewest Opponent Returns

Season: 6; 1992, 1979

Lowest Opponent

Return Average

Season: 0.4; 1980

KICKOFF RETURNS

Fewest Opponent Returns

Season: 23; 1976

Lowest Opponent

Return Average

Season: 11.6; 1975

INTERCEPTIONS

Intercepted by Ithaca

Game: 6; at St. Lawrence, 9/15/90

6; vs. Hobart, 10/31/81

6; vs. Bloomsburg, 9/5/81

6; vs. Springfield, 10/11/80

6; at AIC, 11/5/66

Season: 27; 1981, 1983

FUMBLES

Opponent Fumbles

Recovered

Game: 9; vs. Springfield, 10/9/76

Season: 23; 1980

Opponent Fumbles Forced

Game: 15; vs. Springfield, 10/9/76

Season: 42; 1976


RUSHING

Attempts

Game: 39; Tommy Giorgio at Cortland, 11/11/00

Season: 210; Bob Ferrigno, 1980

Career: 586; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

Net Yards

Game: 272; Jeff Wittman vs. Wash. & Jeff., 11/14/92

Season: 1,307; Bob Ferrigno, 1980

Career: 3,410; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

Per-Game Average

Season: 134.4; Jeff Wittman,1990

Career: 106.6; Jeff Wittman,1989-92

TDs

Game: 5; Bob Ferrigno vs. Albany, 11/3/79

5; Ron Boose vs. Fitchburg State, 9/22/84

Season: 19; Jeff Wittman, 1992

Career: 44; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

100-Yard Games

Season: 8; Jeff Wittman, 1992

Career: 18; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

PASSING

Attempts

Game: 55; Brian Young vs. Cortland, 11/6/99

Season: 351; Mike O’Donovan, 1997

Career: 763; Mike O’Donovan, 1995-98

Completions

Game: 30; Brian Young at Buffalo State, 11/13/99

30; Josh Felicetti vs. Cortland, 11/12/05

Season: 224; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 718; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

Yards Gained

Game: 441; Mike O’Donovan vs. AIC, 10/25/97

Season: 2,822; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 9,092; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

Per-Game Average

Season: 262.0; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 216.5; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

Efficiency Rating (minimum 15 attempts per game)

Season: 182.0; Larry Karas, 1962

Career: 156.3; Larry Karas, 1960-62

Efficiency Rating (minimum 20 attempts per game)

Season: 174.9; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 147.0; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

TDs

Game: 5; Mike O’Donovan at AIC, 10/24/98

5; Ray DeCarr at Cortland, 11/8/86

5; Tim Connolly at Brockport, 10/18/80

Season: 34; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 86; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

Completion Percentage

Game: .889; Brian Young at St. Lawrence, 10/16/99

(16-18) (minimum 15 attempts)

.818; Larry Karas vs. Alfred, 1962 (9-11)

(minimum 10 attempts)

Season: .707; Josh Felicetti, 2005 (224-317)

Career: .625; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

200-Yard Games

Season: 9; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 25; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

ITHACA COLLEGE

300-Yard Games

Season: 3; Brian Young, 1999

3; Neal Weidman, 1995

Career: 4; Mike O’Donovan, 1995-98

4; Neal Weidman, 1994-96

4; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

TOTAL OFFENSE

Plays

Game: 64; Brian Young

vs. Cortland, 11/6/99

Season: 393; Mike O’Donovan, 1997

Career: 1,325; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

Total Yards

Game: 442; Mike O’Donovan,

vs. AIC, 1997

Season: 2,756; Josh Felicetti, 2005

Career: 9,025; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

Per-Game Average

Season: 260.3; Mike O’Donovan, 1997

Career: 214.8; Josh Felicetti, 2002-05

PASS RECEIVING

Receptions

Game: 13; Joe Palumbo at Mercyhurst,

1993

Season: 74; Joe Palumbo, 1993

Career: 131; Abe Ceesay, 1996-99

TOMMY GIORGIO

BRETT KITENPLON

MIKE SCOTT

CAREER SCORING

No. Name (seasons) Games Pts Avg

1. Jamie Donovan (2004-07) 43 282 6.6

2. Brett Kitenplon (2003-06) 45 281 6.2

3. Jeff Wittman (1989-92) 32 270 8.4

4. Tommy Giorgio (1997, 99-2001) 33 244 7.4

5. Matt Sullivan (1988-91) 38 205 5.4

6. Bob Ferrigno (1978-80) 27 200 7.4

7. Bill O’Dell (1960-62) 23 148 6.4

8. Seth Steinberg (1997, 99-2000) 29 146 5.0

9. Doug Campbell (1969-71) 24 142 5.9

10. Mike Scott (1986-88) 26 140 5.4

SEASON SCORING

No. Name (seasons) Games Pts Avg

1. Jeff Wittman (1992) 10 114 11.4

2. Jeff Wittman (1990) 9 102 11.3

Tommy Giorgio (2000) 10 102 10.2

4. Bob Ferrigno (1980) 10 98 9.8

5. Jamie Donovan (2004) 11 88 8.0

6. Jamie Donovan (2007) 11 84 7.7

7. Bill O’Dell (1962) 8 82 10.3

8. Tommy Giorgio (1999) 9 78 8.7

Matt Buddenhagen (1998) 10 78 7.8

10. George Mack (1986) 9 72 8.0

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MATT BUDDENHAGEN

ABE CEESAY

JIM DUNCAN KEN HAMMEL

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Per-Game Average

Season: 7.4; Joe Palumbo, 1993

Career: 3.8; Abe Ceesay, 1996-99

Yards Gained

Game: 277; Joe Palumbo at Mercyhurst,

10/30/93

Season: 1,119; Joe Palumbo, 1993

Career: 1,835; Justin Esposito, 2002-05

TDs

Game: 4; George Mack vs. Cortland,

11/8/86

Season: 11; Matt Buddenhagen, 1998

11; George Mack, 1986

Career: 22; George Mack, 1982-86

100-yard games

Season: 7; Joe Palumbo, 1993

Career: 7; Joe Palumbo, 1991-93

JEFF HIGGINS

PASS RECEIVING-TIGHT ENDS

Receptions

Game: 8; Chuck Thornton vs. AIC,

10/25/97

Season: 44; Brian Weverbergh, 2007

Career: 73; Jeff Erne, 1996-99

Per-Game Average

Season: 4.0; Jeff Erne, 1999

Career: 3.1; Chuck Thornton, 1995-97

Yards Gained

Game: 139; Jeff Lacey, vs. Brockport, 10/17/81

Season: 538; Chuck Thornton, 1997

Career: 945; Jeff Erne, 1996-99

TDs

Game: 3; Conor Mulkeen vs. St. Lawrence,

10/14/00

Season: 9; Conor Mulkeen, 2001

Career: 14; Conor Mulkeen, 1999-2001

GEORGE MACK

MIKE MARKS

CAREER CATCHES

No. Name (seasons) Games Rec Yards Avg TD Game Avg

1. Abe Ceesay (1996-99) 34 131 1,825 13.9 11 3.8

2. Justin Esposito (2002-05) 39 127 1,835 14.4 11 3.3

3. Jeff Welch (2001-04) 42 125 1,820 14.6 17 3.0

4. Keith Bonser (1995-96, 97-99) 34 119 1,562 13.1 9 3.5

5. Matt Buddenhagen (1996-98) 29 108 1,639 15.2 12 3.7

6. Jeff Higgins (1994-96) 26 94 1,339 14.2 9 3.6

George Mack (1982-83, 85-86) 39 94 1,777 18.7 22 2.4

8. Mike Marks (1999-2002) 38 93 1,304 14.0 10 2.4

9. Jamie Free (2001-04) 39 91 975 10.7 7 2.3

10. Joe Palumbo (1991-93) 26 90 1,314 14.6 12 3.5

SEASON CATCHES

No. Name (seasons) Games Rec Yards Avg TD Game Avg

1. Joe Palumbo (1993) 10 74 1,119 15.1 9 7.4

2. Todd Sandagato (1994) 10 59 820 13.9 5 5.9

3. Jeff Higgins (1995) 9 57 697 12.2 5 6.3

4. Jeff Welch (2003) 13 56 953 17.0 8 4.3

5. Nick Ismailoff (1991) 9 54 836 15.5 5 6.0

6. Jeff Welch (2004) 11 50 645 12.9 6 4.5

7. Matt Buddenhagen (1997) 10 49 669 13.7 0 4.9

Justin Esposito (2003) 11 49 588 12.0 4 3.8

9. Brian Seamus Hogan (2007) 11 48 876 18.2 8 4.7

10. Abe Ceesay (1998) 10 46 660 14.3 2 4.6


PUNTING

Punts

Game: 12; Tim Carley at Buffalo State, 11/15/97

Season: 61; Nick Aiello, 2005

61; Brian Bicher, 2000

Career: 195; Brian Bicher, 1999-2002

Yards

Season: 2,267; Nick Aiello, 2003

Career: 7,144; Brian Bicher, 1999-2002

Average

Game: 46.9; Brian Bicher vs. Hartwick, 9/21/03

(seven punts)

Season: 41.6; Jack Yengo, 1962

Career: 41.1; Jack Yengo, 1961-62

PUNT RETURNS

Returns

Game: 8; Matt Tosh vs. Utica, 10/20/01

Season: 47; Matt Buddenhagen, 1997

Career: 88; Matt Buddenhagen, 1996-98

Yards Returned

Game: 206; Matt Tosh vs. Utica, 10/20/01 (8 returns)

Season: 573; Matt Buddenhagen, 1997

Career: 1,441; Matt Buddenhagen, 1996-98

KICKOFF RETURNS

Returns

Game: 6; Dennis Leyden vs. West Chester,

9/19/70

Season: 21; Dennis Leyden, 1970

Career: 55; Dennis Leyden, 1970-72

Yards Returned

Game: 169; Dennis Leyden at Denison,

9/26/70 (four returns)

Season: 576; Dennis Leyden, 1970

Career: 1,341; Dennis Leyden, 1970-72

SCORING

Touchdowns

Game: 5; Tommy Giorgio at St. John Fisher, 9/23/00

5; Ron Boose vs. Fitchburg State, 9/22/84

5; Bob Ferrigno vs. Albany, 11/3/79

Season: 19; Jeff Wittman, 1992

Career: 45; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

PAT Kicks Attempted

Game: 9; Nick Guerrera vs. Fitchburg St., 9/22/84

Season: 49; Ed Mahoney, 1992

Career: 179; Brett Kitenplon, 2003-06

PAT Kicks Made

Game: 8; Brett Kitenplon at Hartwick, 9/17/05

8; Chris Pride at St. Lawrence, 10/10/01

8; Sco tt Ernst vs. Mansfield, 9/21/96

8; Ed Mahoney vs. St. Lawrence, 10/17/92

8; Nick Guerrera vs. Fitchburg St., 9/22/84

Season: 46; Ed Mahoney, 1992

Career: 161; Brett Kitenplon, 2003-06

Consecutive PAT Kicks Made

Career: 77; Seth Steinberg, 1997-2000

Field Goals Attempted

Game: 6; Sandor Szabo vs. AIC, 11/5/66

Season: 23; Matt Sullivan, 1989

Career: 57; Brett Kitenplon, 2003-06

Field Goals Made

Game: 4; Sandor Szabo vs. AIC, 11/5/66

Season: 11; Brett Kitenplon, 2006

Career: 40; Brett Kitenplon, 2003-06

ITHACA COLLEGE

Points Scored

Game: 30; Tommy Giorgio at

St. John Fisher, 9/23/00

30; Ron Boose

vs. Fitchburg State, 9/22/84

30; Bob Ferrigno

vs. Albany, 11/3/79

Season: 114; Jeff Wittman, 1992

Career: 270; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

Per-Game Average

Season: 11.4; Jeff Wittman, 1992

Career: 8.4; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

Points Scored, Kicker

Game: 16; Sandor Szabo vs. AIC,

11/5/66

Season: 67; Ed Mahoney, 1992

Career: 281; Brett Kitenplon, 2003-06

Per-Game Average, Kicker

Season: 6.7; Ed Mahoney, 1992

Career: 6.2; Brett Kitenplon, 2003-06

SETH STEINBERG

CHUCK THORNTON

CAREER PUNTING

No. Name (seasons) Games Punts Yds Avg

1. Brian Bicher (1999-2002) 40 195 7,144 36.6

2. Nick Aiello (2002-05) 41 136 5,028 37.0

3. Ed Mahoney (1992-94) 28 117 4,388 37.5

4. Jim Bell (1968-70) 24 113 4,124 36.5

5. Dave Whalen (1979-81) 25 120 4,054 33.8

6. Chris Weiller (1983-84) 19 96 3,454 36.0

7. Tom Hansen (1977-78) 17 86 3,124 36.3

8. Joe Williams (1989-90) 19 91 3,098 34.0

9. Jeff Lacey (1980-83) 38 80 2,868 35.9

10. Scott Billings (1972, 76) 17 68 2,369 34.8

SEASON PUNTING

No. Name (season) Games Punts Yds Avg

1. Nick Aiello (2003) 13 61 2,267 37.0

2. Brian Bicher (2000) 10 61 2,249 36.9

3. Ed Mahoney (1994) 10 54 2,037 37.7

4. Chris Weiller (1983) 10 55 1,998 36.3

5. Jeff Lacey (1982) 10 55 1,914 34.8

6. Brian Bicher (2002) 10 46 1,763 38.3

7. Tim Carley (1998) 10 50 1,757 35.1

8. Jim Bell (1969) 8 51 1,724 33.8

Joe Moresco (1971) 8 46 1,724 37.5

10. Scott Ernst (1995) 9 44 1,701 38.7

Returning players in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

RON AMATO

ED MAHONEY

MATT TOSH

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INTERCEPTIONS

Interceptions

Game: 3; CHARLIE STEPHENS at Brockport,

9/29/06

3; Anthony Melville vs. St John Fisher, 9/22/01

3; Kevin Farrell at Cortland, 11/8/86

3; Bob Gneo vs. Cortland, 11/5/83

3; Kevin Vogt at Albany, 11/4/78

Season: 8; Bob Campese, 1981

8; Scott Colton, 1977

Career: 19; Ron Amato, 1997-2000

Yards Returned

Game: 99; Jim Bell vs. Central Conn., 9/28/68

Season: 121; Ted Tackaberry, 1971

TACKLES

Solo Tackles

Game: 22; Jim Ryan vs. West Chester, 9/21/68

Season: 83; Jim Ryan, 1968

Career: 158; John Michalak, 1965-67

Assisted Tackles

Game: 18; Larry Czarnecki vs. Bridgeport, 10/27/73

18; Tony Grosso vs. Bridgeport, 10/28/72

Season: 104; Gerry Gerbis, 1983

Career: 281; Gerry Gerbis, 1982-84

Total Tackles

Game: 33; Jim Ryan vs. West Chester, 9/21/68

Season: 143; Jim Ryan, 1968

Longest Kickoff Return: 98 yds.;

Terry Jarvie vs. Hobart, 11/1/80

Longest Pass: 86 yds.; Abe Ceesay from

Mike O’Donovan, vs. Cortland, 11/8/97

Longest Punt Return: 86 yds.;

Nick Ismailoff vs. St. Lawrence, 9/14/91

Longest Field Goal: 50 yds.;

Matt Sullivan vs. Hobart, 10/29/88

Longest TD Run: 98 yds.;

ALEX BAEZ vs. Buffalo State, 9/9/06

Longest Interception Return for TD: 99 yds.;

Jim Bell vs. Central Connecticut, 9/22/68

Longest Punt: 79 yds.;

Scott Ernst at Springfield, 9/30/95

Safeties in a Game: 2; vs. Buffalo, 10/16/82;

vs. Springfield, 10/11/75; vs. King’s, 10/22/60

Points in One Game by Ithaca and Opponent:

100; Ithaca 59, Hartwick 41, 9/17/05

Points Allowed in One Game: 62;

vs. C.W. Post, 11/6/71

Fewest Points in One Game by Ithaca

and Opponent: 0; vs. Brockport, 10/3/52, 10/16/54;

vs. Cortland, 10/15/32; vs. St. Lawrence Freshmen,

10/11/30

Points in One Season

by Ithaca and Opponents: 614; 2005, Ithaca-381,

Opponents-233

Fewest Points in One Season

by Ithaca and Opponents:

73; 1942, Ithaca-14, Opponents-59 (four games)

Fewest Points Scored in One Season: 14;

1942 (four games)

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Career: 383; John Laper, 1976-79

BLOCKED KICKS

Field Goals Blocked

Game: 1; by many players

Season: 3; Jerry Anderson, 1995

3; Casey Mastine, 1992

3; Dave Stone, 1982

Career: 4; Jerry Anderson, 1994-95

4; Casey Mastine, 1991-93

4; Dave Stone, 1981-83

PAT Blocked

Game: 1; by many players

Season: 2; Jerry Anderson, 1995

2; Anthony Melville, 1999

Career: 3; Jerry Anderson, 1994-95

Punts Blocked

Game: 2; Dave Stone vs. Hobart,

10/30/82

2; Dave Stone vs. Springfield,

10/9/82

Season: 4; Dave Stone, 1982

Career: 5; Dave Stone, 1981-83

Kicks Blocked

(PAT, field goals and punts)

Game: 3; Dave Stone vs. Springfield,

10/30/82 (two punts and one field goal)

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

JOHN LAPER

MATT SULLIVAN

Season: 7; Dave Stone, 1982 (four punts and three field goals)

Career: 9; Dave Stone, 1981-83 (five punts and four field

Points Allowed in One Season: 233;

2005 (10 games)

Ties in a Season: 2; 1938, 1954

Wins in a Regular Season: 10; 1980

Wins in a Season: 13; 1988

Fewest Wins in a Season: 0; 1942, 1952, 1954

Losses in a Season: 6; 1952

Fewest Losses in a Regular Season: 0; 1965, 1974,

1975, 1980, 1986

Consecutive Winning Seasons: 36; 1971-present

Consecutive Losing Seasons: 6; 1952-57

Highest Scoring Tie Game: 20-20; vs. Alfred, 1938

Consecutive Games without a Tie:

291; 1976-present (regular season)

331; 1976-present (includes playoffs)

Consecutive Games Won: 18; 1973-75 (regular season);

1979-80 (includes playoffs)

Consecutive Games Lost: 8; 1955-56, 1941-46

Consecutive Games without a Win: 11; 1953-55

Consecutive Games without Being Shut Out:

99; 1977-87 (regular season)

Winning Percentage in a Season: 1.000; (10-0) 1980;

(9-0) 1974, 1986; (8-0) 1965, 1975 (regular season)

Games Won by Coach: 206; Jim Butterfield, 1967-93

(includes playoffs)

Winning Percentage by Coach: .743; Jim Butterfield

(min. two seasons, includes playoffs)

Season Shutouts: 5; 1975

Season Shutouts Against: 4; 1952

Consecutive Shutouts: 3; 1975

Consecutive Shutouts Against: 3; 1954


Playoff Records ITHACA COLLEGE

RUSHING

Attempts

69; vs. Minn.-Morris, 11/29/80

Net Yards

425; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

TDs

8; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

PASSING

Attempts

44; vs. Rensselaer, 12/6/03

Completions

29; vs. Union, 11/19/05

Yards Gained

272; vs. vs. Union, 11/19/05

TDs

3; vs. Wagner, 11/19/88, 11/22/80

3; vs. vs. Union, 11/19/05

Completion Percentage

.784; vs. vs. Union, 11/19/05

(29-37)

Had Intercepted

4; vs. Trenton State, 11/17/90

4; vs. Dayton, 12/6/80

TOTAL OFFENSE

Plays

89; vs. Minn.-Morris, 11/29/80

RUSHING

Fewest Opponent

Attempts

13; by Montclair State, 11/17/01

Fewest Opponent Yards

-34; by Montclair State,

11/17/01

PASSING

Fewest Opponent

Attempts

6; by Wittenberg, 11/18/78

Fewest Opponent

Completions

2; by Wittenberg, 11/18/78

Fewest Yards Gained

19; by Wittenberg, 11/18/78

Lowest Completion

Percentage

.233; (10-43) by Hartwick,

11/21/98

TOTAL OFFENSE

Fewest Plays Allowed

58; by Minnesota-Morris,

11/29/80

58; by Central (Iowa), 12/7/74

Fewest Yards Allowed

160; by Hartwick, 11/21/98

TEAM OFFENSE

Total Yards

507; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

SCORING

TDs

9; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

PAT Attempted

9; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

PAT Made

8; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Field Goals

Attempted

3; vs. Cortland, 11/26/88

3; vs. Gettysburg, 12/7/85

Field Goals Made

3; vs. Cortland, 11/26/88

Points Scored

62; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

FIRST DOWNS

First Downs

29; vs. Dayton, 12/14/91

Rushing First Downs

20; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Passing First Downs

15; vs. Hartwick, 11/21/98

15; vs. Union, 11/19/05

TEAM DEFENSE

SCORING

Fewest Points

0; by Gettysburg, 12/7/85

0; by Minnesota-Morris,

11/29/80

FIRST DOWNS

Fewest First Downs

11; by Dayton, 12/14/91

PUNTING

Punts

10; by Hartwick, 11/12/98

10; by Wagner, 11/29/80

First Downs by Penalty

4; vs. Montclair State, 11/17/01

PUNTING

Punts

9; vs. Rowan, 12/1/01

9; vs. Worcester State, 11/23/96

9; vs. Buffalo State, 11/19/94

Average

44.0; vs. Buffalo State, 11/21/92

Punts Had Blocked

1; vs. Gettysburg, 12/7/85

PUNT RETURNS

Returns

5; vs. Rensselaer, 11/24/01

5: vs. Hartwick, 11/21/98

5; vs. Susquehanna, 11/21/91

5; vs. Cortland, 11/26/88

5; vs. Wagner, 11/22/80

Yards Returned

89; vs. Gettysburg, 12/7/85

KICKOFF RETURNS

Returns

10; vs. Dayton, 12/6/80

Yards Returned

253; vs. vs. Union, 11/19/05

Lowest Punting

Average

21.6; by Augustana, 12/14/85

Punts Blocked

by Ithaca

1; vs. Worcester State,

11/23/96

1; vs. Susquehanna, 12/7/91

1; vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

INTERCEPTIONS

Interceptions

9; vs. Dubuque, 11/17/79

CAREER PLAYOFF RUSHING

Game

No. Name (seasons) Games Att Yards Avg TD Avg

1. Bob Ferrigno (1978-80) 7 139 734 5.3 5 104.9

2. Jeff Wittman (1989-92) 6 133 681 5.1 11 113.5

3. Shawn Huth (1985-87) 6 87 554 6.4 4 92.3

4. Shawn Almeida (1985-86) 6 68 537 7.9 3 89.5

5. Paul Parker (1988) 4 71 493 6.9 9 123.3

6. Mike Scott (1986-88) 6 77 439 5.7 1 73.2

7. Dave Pitzer (1974-76) 5 94 438 4.7 4 87.6

8. Todd Wilkowski (1988-91) 9 106 381 3.6 4 42.3

9. Jerry Boyes (1973-75) 5 59 279 4.7 2 55.8

10. Dave Maddi (1999, 2001) 4 58 243 4.2 3 60.8

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ITHACA COLLEGE

RUSHING

Attempts

Game: 30; Jeff Wittman vs. Dayton, 12/14/91

Career: 139; Bob Ferrigno, 1978-80

Net Yards

Game: 222; Shawn Almeida vs. Montclair State,

11/29/86

Career: 734; Bob Ferrigno, 1978-80

Per-Game Average

Career: 113.5; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

TDs

Game: 5; Paul Parker vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Career: 11; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

PASSING

Attempts

Game: 44; Josh Felicetti vs. Rensselaer, 12/6/03

Career: 152; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

Completions

Game: 29; Josh Felicetti vs. Union, 11/19/05

Career: 85; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

Yards Gained

Game: 318; DAN JUVAN vs. Mount Union,

11/17/07

Career: 1,192; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

Per-Game Average

Career: 220.2; Josh Felicetti, 2003-05

TD passes

Game: 3: Josh Felicetti vs. Union, 11/19/05

Career: 9; Josh Felicetti, 2003-05

Completion Percentage

Game: .789; (15-19) Todd Wilkowski

vs. Susquehanna, 12/7/91

Career: .629; Josh Felicetti, 2003-05

Efficiency Rating

Game: 166.43; Todd Wilkowski vs. Dayton,

12/14/91

Career: 131.3; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

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INDIVIDUAL RECORDS

TOTAL OFFENSE

Plays

Game: 56; Mike O’Donovan vs. Hartwick, 11/21/98

Career: 258; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

Total Yards

Game: 318; Dan Juvan vs. Mount Union, 11/17/07

Career: 1,573; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

Per-Game Average

Career: 174.8; Todd Wilkowski, 1988-91

PASS RECEIVING

Receptions

Game: 12; Nick Ismailoff vs. Glassboro State, 11/23/91

Career: 42; Nick Ismailoff, 1989-91

Per-Game Average

Career: 8.4; Nick Ismailoff, 1989-91

Yards Gained

Game: 193; Nick Ismailoff vs. Dayton, 12/14/91

Career: 653; Nick Ismailoff, 1989-91

TD Receptions

Game: 2; BRIAN WEVERBERGH

vs. Mount Union, 11/17/07

2; Jeff Welch vs. Mass.-Dartmouth, 11/20/04

2; Nick Ismailoff vs. Dayton, 12/14/91

2; Scott Van Dyke vs. Wagner, 11/19/88

2; Terry Jarvie vs. Wagner, 11/20/80

Career: 6; George Mack, 1982-83, 1985-86

SCORING

TDs

Game: 5; Paul Parker vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Career: 11; Jeff Wittman, 1989-92

PAT Attempted

Game: 9; Matt Sullivan vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Career: 38; Matt Sullivan, 1988-91

MIKE MIDDAUGH PAUL PARKER

GREG SHEELER

CAREER PLAYOFF PASSING

No. Name (seasons) Games Att Comp Pct Int Yards TD Rating

1. Todd Wilkowski (1988-91) 9 152 85 .559 6 1,192 8 131.3

2. Josh Felicetti (2003-05) 5 167 105 .629 9 1,101 9 124.2

3. Greg Sheeler (1999, 2001) 4 88 53 .602 4 615 3 121.1

4. Mike Middaugh (1984-86) 6 64 30 .469 8 478 8 124.2

5. Mike O’Donovan (1996-98) 2 76 38 .500 2 387 3 94.1

6. Jerry Boyes (1973-75) 5 52 26 .500 2 378 1 109.7

7. Steve Kass (1983-85) 5 60 29 .483 1 343 4 115.0

8. Greg Murphy (1992-94) 3 52 23 .442 1 279 1 91.8

9. Ray DeCarr (1985-87) 3 29 14 .483 4 227 2 109.2

10. Doug Bencsko (1978-79) 3 51 20 .392 3 208 2 74.7


PAT Made

Game: 8; Matt Sullivan vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Career: 36; Matt Sullivan, 1988-91

Field Goals Attempted

Game: 3; Matt Sullivan vs. Cortland, 11/26/88

3; Nick Guerrera vs. Gettysburg, 12/7/85

Career: 10; Matt Sullivan, 1988-91

Field Goals Made

Game: 3; Matt Sullivan vs. Cortland, 11/26/88

Career: 6; Matt Sullivan, 1988-91

Points Scored

Game: 30; Paul Parker vs. Ferrum, 12/3/88

Career: 68; Jeff Wittman, 1989-91

Per-Game Average

Career: 13.5; Paul Parker, 1988

INTERCEPTIONS

Game: 3; Tom Knapp vs. Central (Iowa), 12/10/88

3; John Bertino vs. Dubuque, 11/17/79

Career: 5; Seth Molisani, 2001, 2003

TACKLES

Game: 31; John Laper vs. Dubuque, 11/17/79

Career: 79; Daegan Gray, 1985-88

Per-Game Average

Career: 19.7; John Laper, 1976-79

MISCELLANEOUS PLAYOFF

RECORDS

Longest TD Pass: 77 yds.;

Nick Ismailoff from Todd Wilkowski vs. Union,

11/30/91

Longest Field Goal: 44 yds.;

Matt Sullivan vs. Cortland, 11/26/88

Longest TD Run: 57 yds.;

Shawn Huth vs. Gettysburg, 12/7/85

Longest Interception Run for TD: 100 yds.;

Jay Zunic vs. Glassboro State, 11/23/91

(NCAA Division III Record)

Longest Punt: 79 yds.;

Tom Hansen vs. Wittenberg, 11/18/78

(NCAA Division III Record)

Longest Punt Return: 78 yds.;

Pete Minturn vs. Gettysburg, 12/7/85

(NCAA Division III Record)

Safeties in a Game: 1; vs. Hartwick, 11/21/98;

vs. Wagner, 11/19/88; vs. Carnegie-Mellon, 11/24/79;

vs. Central (Iowa), 11/20/74

Points in a Quarter: 28;

2nd vs. Montclair State, 11/20/85

Consecutive Playoff Wins: 5; 1979-80

Playoff Coaching Wins: 22; by Jim Butterfield

Note: Until 2002, statistics from postseason

games were not counted toward season or career

totals by the NCAA. Beginning with the 2002

season, Ithaca football statistics reflect all games

(including ECAC and NCAA postseason games).

ITHACA COLLEGE

CAREER PLAYOFF SCORING

Game

No. Name (seasons) Games Pts Avg

1. Jeff Wittman (1989-92) 6 68 11.3

2. Paul Parker (1988) 4 54 13.5

Matt Sullivan (1988-91) 9 54 6.0

4. George Mack (1982-83,85-86) 7 42 8.4

5. Dave Pitzer (1974-76) 5 38 7.6

6. Bob Ferrigno (1978-80) 7 32 4.6

7. Brett Kitenplon (2003-06) 5 30 6.0

Dave Maddi (1999-2001) 4 30 7.5

Nick Ismailoff (1989-91) 5 30 6.0

10. Shawn Huth (1985-87) 6 26 4.3

CAREER PLAYOFF CATCHES

Game

No. Name (seasons) Games Rec Avg

1. Nick Ismailoff (1989-91) 5 42 8.4

2. Jeff Welch (2001-04) 7 22 3.1

3. George Mack (1982-83, 85-86) 7 17 2.4

4. Keith Bonser (1995-96, 98-99) 3 16 5.3

Jamie Free (2001-04) 7 16 2.3

6. Conor Mulkeen (1999-2001) 4 15 3.8

7. Justin Esposito (2003-05) 5 15 3.0

8. Pete Minturn (1983-85) 5 13 2.6

Todd Sandagato (1992-94) 3 13 4.3

10. Jim Duncan (1978-81) 6 12 2.0

CAREER PLAYOFF TACKLES

Game

No. Name (seasons) Games TL Avg

1. Daegan Gray (1985-88) 9 79 8.8

2. John Laper (1976-79) 3 59 19.7

3. Billie Mays Jr. (1990-91, 93) 5 56 11.2

4. Matt Herbst (1987-89) 4 48 12.0

5. Joe Marra (1984-86) 7 46 6.6

6. Rich Smith (1986-88) 7 45 6.4

7. Kevin Farrell (1984-86) 7 43 6.1

8. Dan Feldman (1987-89) 4 41 10.3

9. Jason Nichols (1992-94) 4 38 9.5

10. Robert Truman (2001-03) 6 37 6.2

CAREER PLAYOFF

TOTAL OFFENSE

Game

No. Name (seasons) Games Yds Avg

1. Todd Wilkowski (1988-91) 9 1,573 174.8

2. Josh Felicetti (2003-05) 5 1,043 208.6

3. Bob Ferrigno (1978-80) 7 734 104.9

4. Jeff Wittman (1989-92) 6 681 113.5

5. Jerry Boyes (1973-75) 5 657 131.4

6. Greg Sheeler (1999-2001) 4 580 116.0

7. Mike Middaugh (1984-86) 6 578 96.3

8. Shawn Almeida (1985-86) 6 537 89.5

9. Steve Kass (1983-85) 5 510 102.0

10. Paul Parker (1988) 4 493 123.5

Returning players in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

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ITHACA COLLEGE 2008 Opponent Section Profiles head

HAWK FACTS

Location: Williamsport, Pa.

Founded: 1812

Enrollment: 1,400

President: James E. Douthat

Nickname: Warriors

Colors: Blue and Gold

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Middle Atlantic Conference

Stadium (Capacity): David Person Field (3,700)

Surface: Grass

Head Coach: Mike Clark (Lycoming ‘90)

Phone: (570) 321-4260

Record at Lycoming: First year

Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches:

Carmen Bianco, wide receivers

Drew DiGiacintino (Albion ‘03), offensive line

Denny Hammond, defensive line

Steve Radocaj, defensive line

Ken Tallman (), tight ends/offensive line

Mike Weber (Lycoming ’89), linebackers

Steve Wiser (Lycoming ‘74), def. coordinator

Bill Zwan, quarterbacks

Basic Offense: Multiple Pro Style

Basic Defense: 4-3

Letter Winners Returning: 55

Letter Winners Lost: 19

Starters Returning: 13 (7 off., 6 def.)

Starters Lost: 9 (4 off., 5 def.)

Captains: TBA

Athletic Director: Scott Kennell

SID: Jon Holtz

Phone: (570) 321-4028

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 at Ithaca 1 p.m.

Sept. 20 Susquehanna 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 Bridgewater 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Widener l 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 Albright l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Wilkes l 1 p.m.

Oct. 25 Delaware Valley l 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 at FDU-Florham l 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 at King’s l 1 p.m.

Nov. 15 Lebanon Valley l 1 p.m.

l MAC game

41 66 Football 2008

MIKE CLARK

HEAD COACH

Lycoming College

Game 1

September 6, 2008

1 p.m.

Butterfield Stadium

Fax: (570) 321-4337

E-mail: holtz@lycoming.edu

Press Box Phone: (570) 323-5765

Web: www.lycoming.edu/sports

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Josh Kleinfelter, RB

Brad Shellenberger, WR

Pat Taylor, OL

KEY LOSSES

Mike Diplacido, LB

Bill Margetich, TE

Ryan Yaple, DE

SERIES SCORES

1948 W 25-0 H

2004 W 49-7 H

2005 L OT 30-33 A

2007 W 31-6 A

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 3-1

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 2-0

Games at Lycoming: Tied, 1-1

Series Streak: Ithaca, one game

2007 RESULTS (3-7, 3-4 MAC)

Opponent W-L LC-Opp

Ithaca L 6-31

at Ursinus L 14-17

at Susquehanna L 13-17

Widener l L 14-16

at Albright l L 7-40

Wilkes l W 19-17

at Delaware Valley l L 0-31

FDU-Florham l W 26-14

King’s l W 24-6

at Lebanon Valley l L 14-28

l MAC game


MONARCH FACTS

Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

Founded: 1946

Enrollment: 1,700

President: Rev. Thomas O’Hara

Nickname: Monarchs

Colors: Red and Gold

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Middle Atlantic Conference

Stadium (Capacity): Robert L. Betzler L. Fields (3,000)

Surface: Field Turf

Head Coach: Rich Mannello (Springfield ’83)

Phone: (716) 878-6534

Record at King’s: 15 years, 64-90-1

Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches:

Nick Ametrano (Wilkes ’75), quarterbacks/receivers

Jim Anderson (Springfield ’85), def. coord./linebackers

Chris Barnic (King’s ‘06), quarterbacks

Jan Chechak (Millersville ’83), defensive ends

Dwayne Downing (Penn State ’91), defensive backs

Ron DiGravio (Bates ‘08), defensive backs

Jason Kelly (King’s ‘05), runing backs

Sean Kemp (Springfield ‘08), offensive line

Tom Oldziejewski (Penn State ’77), defensive tackles

Basic Offense: I-Formation

Basic Defense: Multiple

Letter Winners Returning: 25 (7 off., 16 def., 2 spec.)

Letter Winners Lost: 15 (9 off., 4 def., 2 spec.)

Starters Returning: 15 (5 off., 10 def.)

Starters Lost: 7 (6 off., 1 def.)

Captains: TBA

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 Randolph-Macon 1 p.m.

Sept. 13 Ithaca 1 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Hampden-Sydney 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 Delaware Valley l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 Widener l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Albright l 1 p.m.

Oct. 25 Lebanon Valley l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Wilkes l 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 Lycoming l 1 p.m.

Nov. 14 at FDU-Florham l 7 p.m.

l MAC game

King’s College

Game 2

September 13, 2008

1 p.m.

Betzler Fields

ITHACA COLLEGE

Athletic Director: Cheryl Ish

SID: Bob Ziadie

Phone: (570) 208-5934

Fax: (508) 208-5937

E-mail: robertziadie@kings.edu

Press Box Phone: (570) 823-5879

Web: www.kings.edu/athletics

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Bob Cirko, WR

Mike Lovett, DE

Tom Tulaney, DE

KEY LOSSES

Tore Alaimo, LB

Chris Knechel, OL

SERIES SCORES

SERIES NOTES

1958 W 46-6 H

1959 W 29-6 A

1960 W 23-14 H

1961 W 40-13 A

1962 W 35-0 H

1963 W 15-0 A

2007 W 29-16 H

Record: Ithaca leads 7-0

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 4-0

Games at King’s: Ithaca leads, 3-0

Series Streak: Ithaca, seven games

2007 RESULTS (1-9, 1-6 MAC)

Opponent W-L KC-Opp

St. John Fisher L 7-49

at Ithaca L 16-29

Hampden-Sydney L 33-35

at Delaware Valley l L 0-27

at Widener l L 17-21

Albright l L 21-24

Lebanon Valley l L 9-13

Wilkes l L 0-35

at Lycoming l L 6-24

FDU-Florham l W 17-14

l MAC game

RICH MANNELLO

HEAD COACH

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ITHACA COLLEGE

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 Western New England 1 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Ithaca l 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 at St. John Fisher l 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 Alfred l 2 p.m.

Oct. 18 Becker 1 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Mount Ida 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 Norwich l 2 p.m.

Nov. 8 at Springfield l noon

Nov. 15 Utica l 1 p.m.

l Empire 8 game

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MARK CARR

HEAD COACH

HAWK FACTS

Location: Oneonta, N.Y.

Founded: 1797

Enrollment: 1,500

President: Richard P. Miller, Jr.

Nickname: Hawks

Colors: Royal Blue and White

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Empire 8

Stadium (Capacity): Wright Stadium (1,200)

Surface: Astro turf

Head Coach: Mark Carr (New Hampshire ’90)

Phone: (607) 431-4729

Record at Hartwick: Six years, 27-32

Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches:

Ben Bullock (Brockport ‘03), defensive coordinator

Josh Harrica (S. Connecticut ’01), offensive line

William Hribar (Norwich ‘07), defensive line

Cory Raner (Alfred ’04), linebackers

Dan Talbot (Hartwick ’98), wide receivers

Jake Tompkins (Hartwick ’02), offensive line

Basic Offense: Multiple

Basic Defense: 4-4

Letter Winners Returning: 57 (24 off., 28 def., 5 spec.)

Letter Winners Lost: 19 (8 off., 7 def., 5 def.)

Starters Returning: 14 (6 off., 8 def.)

Starters Lost: 8 (5 off., 3 def.)

Captains: TBA

Athletic Director: Debbie Warren

SID: Chris Gondek

Phone: (607) 431-4703

Fax: (607) 431-4720

EMail: gondekc@hartwick.edu

Hartwick College

Game 3

Homecoming Weekend

September 20, 2008

1 p.m.

Butterfield Stadium

Press Box Phone: (607) 431-4045

Hot Line: (800) 431-4295

Web: www.hartwick.edu/athl/football/football.html

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Jason Boltus, QB

Andrew Murphy, OL

Jack Phelan, WR

KEY LOSSES

Lindy Crea, RB

Corey D’Agotino, TE

Joe Flaherty, LB

SERIES SCORES

1930 W 25-0 A

1931 W 6-0 A

1932 W 19-0 H

1933 W 25-0 A

1934 W 45-0 A

1941 L 0-6 A

1942 L 7-12 A

1946 L 0-7 A

ECAC Playoffs

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 11-4

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 5-0

Games at Hartwick: Ithaca leads 6-44

Series Streak: Hartwick, one game

Consecutive Years Played: Seven, 2002-present

2007 RESULTS (8-3, 5-1 E8)

Opponent W-L HC-Opp

at Western New England L 21-48

Ithaca l W 32-30

Husson W 35-27

St. John Fisher l W 31-28

at Alfred l L 36-46

at Becker W 61-32

Mount Ida W 35-14

at Norwich l W 19-13

Springfield l W 37-34

at Utica l W 4OT 72-70

Curry ^ L 21-42

l

Empire 8 game

^ NCAA playoff game

1998 W 40-6 H †

2002 W 19-18 H

2003 W 19-18 A

2004 W 47-8 H

2005 W 59-41 A

2006 W 44-14 H

2007 L 30-32 A


CARDINAL FACTS

Location: Pittsford, N.Y.

Founded: 1948

Enrollment: 2,750

Interim President: Donald Bain

Nickname: Cardinals

Colors: Cardinal and Gold

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Empire 8

Stadium (Capacity): Growney Stadium (2,100)

Surface: Artificial turf

Head Coach: Paul Vosburgh (William Penn ’75)

Phone: (585) 385-8433

Record at St. John Fisher: 17 years, 87-87

Career Record: 20 years, 124-106-1

Assistant Coaches:

Dave Blahowicz (St. Joh Fisher ‘04), secondary

Mike Fox (St. John Fisher ’05), def. coordinator/linebackers

Rob Kramer (St. John Fisher ‘07), quarterbacks

Gary Mervis (Rutgers ’73), kickers and punters

Dave Parks (Albany ’03), off. coordinator/running backs

Scott Parsons (Central Connecticut ‘06), defensive line

Steve Romano (Brockport ‘79), linebackers/special

teams

Jim Scacchetti (Brockport ’88), offensive line

Bud Sims (Bethany ’62), offensive line/tight ends

Anthony Yandek (Rochester ’03), wide receivers

Basic Offense: Multiple Pro

Basic Defense: Shade Eagle

Letter Winners Returning: 45 (22 off., 19 def., 4 spec.)

Letter Winners Lost: 23 (14 off., 7 def., 2 spec.)

Starters Returning: 11 (4 off., 7 def.)

Starters Lost: 11 (7 off., 4 def.)

Captains: TBA

Athletic Director: Robert Ward

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 at Mount Union 1:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 Buffalo State 6 p.m.

Sept. 20 at Rochester 7 p.m.

Sept. 27 Ithaca l 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 Hartwick l 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 Salisbury noon

Oct. 18 at Norwich l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 Springfield l 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Utica l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 at Alfred l 1 p.m.

l Empire 8 game

St. John Fisher College

Game 4

September 27, 2008

1 p.m.

Growney Stadium

ITHACA COLLEGE

PAUL VOSBURGH

HEAD COACH

SID: Norm Kieffer

Phone: (585) 385-8421 Fax: (585) 385-8483

E-mail: kieffer@sjfc.edu

Press Box Phone: (585) 385-8450

Web: www.sjfc.edu/athletics/

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Josh Gottlieb, LB

Dan Pollock, DE

Jimmy Smith, WR

KEY LOSSES

Steve Flagler, LB

Brennan Fortune, OL

Chris Harmon, TE

SERIES RECORD

1998 W 48-10 A

1999 W 44-0 H

2000 W 42-14 A

2001 W 52-0 H

2002 W 30-20 A

2003 W 20-19 H

2004 L 38-45 A 2OT

2005 W 41-35 H OT

2006 L 10-34 A

2007 L 16-37

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 7-3

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 4-1

Games at St. John Fisher: Ithaca leads 3-2

Streak: St. John Fisher, two games

Consecutive Years Played: 10, 1998-present

2007 RESULTS (11-2, 5-1 E8)

Opponent W-L SJF-Opp

at King’s W 49-7

Buffalo State W 34-12

Rochester W 37-21

at Ithaca l W 37-16

at Hartwick l L 28-31

Brockport W 45-7

Norwich l W 48-2

at Springfield l L 35-14

Utica l W 38-0

Alfred l W 39-18

Hobart ^ W 24-7

Curry ^ W 38-7

at Mount Union ^ L 10-52

l

Empire 8 game

^ NCAA playoff game

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ITHACA COLLEGE

70 Football 2008

SHAWN McINTYRE

HEAD COACH

CADET FACTS

Location: Northfield, Vt.

Founded: 1819

Enrollment: 1,900

President: Richard W. Schneider

Nickname: Cadets

Colors: Maroon and Gold

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Empire 8

Stadium (Capacity): Sebine Field (5,000)

Surface: Grass

Head Coach: Shawn McIntyre (Norwich ’98)

Phone: (802) 485-2238

Record at Norwich: Two years, 7-23

Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches:

Leo Fanning (Frostburg State ’96); defensive backs

Jason Lewis (Norwich ’05), offensive line

Mark Murnyack (Juniata ’96), defensive coordinator

John Rhoades (New Hampshire ’93); linebackers

Basic Offense: Multiple I

Basic Defense: 4-4

Letter Winners Returning: 35

Letter Winners Lost: 13

Starters Returning: 14

Starters Lost: 8

Captains: Darnell Jackson, Jim Kiritsy

Athletic Director: Tony Mariano

SID: Christian Anderson

Phone: (802) 485-2160

Fax: (802) 485-2161

EMail: canders1@norwich.edu

Press Box Phone: (802) 485-2253

Hot Line: (877) 683-8368

Web: www.norwichathletics.com

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 Mount Ida 1 p.m.

Sept. 13 at St. Lawrence 1 p.m.

Sept. 20 Husson 2 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Maritime 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Alfred l 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 Ithaca l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 St. John Fisher l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Hartwick l 2 p.m.

Nov. 8 at Utica l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 Springfield l 1 p.m.

l Empire 8 game

Norwich University

Game 5

October 6, 2008

1:30 p.m.

Sebine Field

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Refa Afsarmanesh, LB

Darnell Jackson, RB

Jason Springer, LB

KEY LOSSES

Justin Collens, TE

Chris Seifert, PK

George Whigham, WR

SERIES SCORES

1984 W 35-14 A †

2004 W 31-7 A

2005 W 41-7 H

2006 W 44-7 A

2007 W 35-0 H

† ECAC playoff game

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 5-0

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads, 2-0

Games at Norwich: Ithaca leads 3-0

Series Streak: Ithaca, five games

Consecutive Years Played: Five, 2004-present

2007 RESULTS (2-8, 0-6 E8)

Opponent W-L NU-Opp

at Mount Ida W 27-17

St. Lawrence L 13-20

at Husson L 0-44

Maritime W 48-15

Alfred l L 21-45

at Ithaca l L 0-35

at St. John Fisher l L 2-48

Hartwick l L 13-19

Utica l L 6-30

at Springfield l L 42-54

l Empire 8 game


BOBCAT FACTS

Location: Frostburg, Md.

Founded: 1898

Enrollment: 5,200

President: Jonathan C. Gibralter

Nickname: Bobcats

Colors: Red, Black and White

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Atlantic Central Football Conference

Stadium (Capacity): Bobcat Stadium (4,000)

Surface: Artificial Turf

Head Coach: Tom Rogish (Indiana [Pa.] ’71)

Phone: (301) 687-3139

Record at Frostburg State: First year

Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches:

Brian Basile (Indiana [Pa.] ‘81), linebackers

Marty Biagi, running backs

Dave Calcutta (St. Joseph’s ‘87), def. coordinator

Josh Hager, quarterbacks

Billy Jackson (Frostburg State ‘03), off. coordinator

Bill Minard (Methodist ‘94), offensive line

Dan Peters (Shepherd ‘07), defensive backs

Steve Skipper (Frostburg State ‘07), wide receivers

Kevin Wallace, tight ends

Basic Offense: Multiple I

Basic Defense: 4-4

Letter Winners Returning: 42

Letter Winners Lost: 12

Starters Returning: 12 (5 off., 7 def.)

Starters Lost: 10 (6 off., 4 def.)

Captains: TBA

Athletic Director: Troy Dell

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 13 at Washington & Jefferson 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 Brockport 1 p.m.

Sept. 27 Widener 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 Wesley l 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Southern Virginia 1 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Ithaca 1 p.m.

Oct. 25 at Randolph Macon 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 Apprentice 1 p.m.

Nov. 15 vs. Salisbury l 7 p.m.

l ACFC game

Frostburg State University

Game 6

Oct. 18, 2008

1 p.m.

Butterfield Stadium

ITHACA COLLEGE

SID: Noah Becker

Phone: (301) 687-4371

Fax: (301) 687-4780

Press Box Phone: (301) 687-3061

Web: www.frostburgsports.com

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Brendan Clancy, LB

Robert Hickman, OL

Nicholas Payne, P

KEY LOSSES

Andre Dixon, QB

Gabe Ellis, DE

Shanorm Young, RB

SERIES SCORES

First meeting

2007 RESULTS (2-7, 0-4 ACFC)

Opponent W-L FS-Opp

at Apprentice l L 7-17

at Randolph Macon W 20-13

at Brockport l L 7-38

at Duquesne L 10-37

at Wesley l L 0-45

Southern Virginia L 20-35

Union (Ky.) W 28-7

at Westminster L 30-34

vs. Salisbury l L 14-35

l ACFC game

TOM ROGISH

HEAD COACH

Football 2008 71


ITHACA COLLEGE Utica College

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 at Becker 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 at Husson 1 p.m.

Sept. 20 Rensselaer 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Springfield l 2 p.m.

Oct. 11 Mount Ida 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 Alfred l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 Ithaca l 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 St. John Fisher l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 Norwich l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 15 at Hartwick l 1 p.m.

l Empire 8 game

72 Football 2008

BLAISE FAGGIANO

HEAD COACH

PIONEER FACTS

Location: Utica, N.Y.

Founded: 1946

Enrollment: 2,429

President: Todd S. Hutton

Nickname: Pioneers

Colors: Navy Blue and Burnt Orange

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Empire 8

Stadium (Capacity): Gaetano Stadium (1,200)

Surface: Field turf

Head Coach: Blaise Faggiano (Ithaca ’93)

Phone: (315) 792-3713

Record at Utica: First year

Career Record: Same

Assistant Coaches:

Keith Cherney (Stony Brook ’05), wide receivers

Dave Clausen (Hamilton ‘98), quarterbacks

Jake DerCola (Brockport ‘08), running backs

Curt Fitzpatrick (St. John Fisher 04), off. coordinator

Justin Higgins (Ithaca), linebackers

Andrew Massoud (St. John Fisher ‘04), JV coach

Frank Palmisano (Daemen ’75), tight ends

George Penree (St. John fisher ‘03), offensive line

Will Pluff (Utica ’06), linebackers

Greg Pyszczynski (St. John Fisher ‘07), defensive line

Keith Scranton (Brockport), special teams

Mike Zegarelli (Findlay ’77), linebackers

Basic Offense: Spread

Basic Defense: 4-2-5

Letter Winners Returning: 32 (13 off., 17 def., 2 spec.)

Letter Winners Lost: 24 (11 off., 12 def., 1 spec.)

Starters Returning: 12 (6 off., 6 def.)

Starters Lost: 10 (5 off., 5 def.)

Game 7

October 25, 2008

1 p.m.

Butterfield Stadium

Captains: Vinson Jones, Eric Kahl, Jim Pincher,

Mike Zappetti

Athletic Director: Jim Spartano

SID: Gil Burgmaster

Phone: (315) 792-3772

Fax: (315) 792-3818

E-mail: gburgma@utica.edu

Web: www.utica.edu/athletics/

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Cody Elliot, WR

Vinson Jones, DE

Eric Kahl, LB

KEY LOSSES

Alex Conlon, RB

Marcus Maroney, DB

James Proniewych, WR

SERIES RECORD

2001 W 66-0 H

2002 W 13-0 A

2003 W 49-0 H

2004 W 52-14 H

2005 W 37-0 A

2006 W 33-7 H

2007 W 44-7 A

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 7-0

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 4-0

Games at Utica: Ithaca leads 3-0

Series Streak: Ithaca, seven games

Consecutive Years Played: Seven, 2001-present

2007 RESULTS (3-7, 1-5 E8)

Opponent W-L UC-Opp

Becker W 41-22

Husson L 3-10

at Rensselaer L 0-24

Springfield l L 12-49

at Mount Ida W 29-27

at Alfred l L 7-35

Ithaca l L 7-44

at St. John Fisher l L 0-38

at Norwich l W 30-6

Hartwick l L OT 70-72

l Empire 8 game


PRIDE FACTS

Location: Springfield, Mass.

Founded: 1885

Enrollment: 2,100

President: Richard B. Flynn

Nickname: Pride

Colors: Maroon and White

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Empire 8

Stadium (Capacity): Benedum Field (2,500)

Surface: Artificial turf

Head Coach: Mike DeLong (Springfield ’74)

Phone: (413) 748-3156

Record at Springfield: 24 years, 138-105-2

Overall Record: 26 years, 150-108-2

Assistant Coaches:

Rob Baroni (Springfield ’97), quarterbacks

Michael Cerasuolo (Springfield ’93), off. coordinator

Angelo Correale (Springfield ’50), fullbacks

Jack Holik (Trinity ’75), defensive coordinator

Basic Offense: Multiple Option

Basic Defense: 3-4

Letter Winners Returning: 21 (6 off., 8 def., 7 spec.)

Letter Winners Lost: 27 (14 off., 10 def., 3 spec.)

Starters Returning: 4 (1 off., 3 def.)

Starters Lost: 18 (10 off., 8 def.)

Captain: Tom Caporale

Athletic Director: Cathie Schweitzer

SID: Steve Raczynski

Phone: (413) 748-3342

Fax: (413) 748-3999

E-mail: steveraz@spfldcol.edu

Press Box Phone: (413) 748-3246

Web: www.spfldcollege.edu

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 4 at Fitchburg State 7 p.m.

Sept. 11 Union 7 p.m.

Sept. 27 Alfred l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 4 at Utica l 2 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Husson 11 a.m.

Oct. 18 Mount Ida 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 at St. John Fisher l 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Ithaca l 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 Hartwick l noon

Nov. 15 at Norwich l 1 p.m.

l Empire 8 game

Springfield College

Game 8

October 27, 2008

1 p.m.

Butterfield Stadium

ITHACA COLLEGE

MIKE DELONG

HEAD COACH

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Jarred Burrell, FS Tom Caporale, LB

Greg Webster, LB

KEY LOSSES

Joe Harasymiak, CB Brian Hess, DE

Chris Sharpe, QB

SERIES SCORES

1973 L 9-21 A

1974 W 57-35 H

1975 W 61-0 A

1976 W 31-0 H

1977 L 15-28 A

1978 W 28-14 H

1979 W 21-14 A

1980 W 28-17 H

1981 W 30-8 A

1982 W 42-15 H

1983 W 38-7 A

1984 W 17-10 H

1985 W 28-7 A

1986 W 20-8 H

1988 W 24-0 H

1989 W 16-3 A

1990 W 23-14 H

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 26-8

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 14-3

Games at Springfield: Ithaca leads 12-5

Series Streak: Ithaca, four games

Consecutive Years Played: 20, 1988-present

2007 RESULTS (4-6, 2-4 E8)

Opponent W-L SC-Opp

at Union W 35-13

at Montclair State L 30-33

at Alfred l L 7-37

at Utica l W 49-12

Husson W 42-28

at Brockport L 20-21

St. John Fisher l L 14-35

Ithaca l L 21-48

at Hartwick l L 34-37

Norwich l W 54-42

l Empire 8 game

1991 L 10-14 A

1992 W 31-7 H

1993 W 30-6 A

1994 L 3-27 H

1995 L 24-27 A

1996 W 35-25 H

1997 W 42-15 A

1998 L 24-29 H

1999 W 45-42 A

2000 L 34-55 H

2001 W 17-16 A

2002 W 44-20 H

2003 L 22-51 A

2004 W 31-7 H

2005 W 35-28 A

2006 W 24-7 H

2007 W 48-21 A

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ITHACA COLLEGE

DAVE MURRAY

HEAD COACH

SAXON FACTS

Location: Alfred, N.Y.

Founded: 1836

Enrollment: 2,000

President: Charles M. Edmondson

Nickname: Saxons

Colors: Purple and Gold

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: Empire 8

Stadium (Capacity): Merrill Field (5,000)

Surface: Artificial turf

Head Coach: Dave Murray (Springfield ’81)

Phone: (607) 871-2193

Record at Alfred: 10 years, 61-41

Career Record: 19 years, 105-81-1

Assistant Coaches:

Matt Bezio (St. Lawrence ‘07), defensive backs

Chris Fee (St. Lawrence ’07), defensive line

Scott Linn (Albion ’06), running backs

Bob Margeson (South Florida ’81), tight ends

Mike McLaughlin (UMass-Boston), defensive backs

Richard Pucio (Cortland ’94), quarterbacks

Bob Rankl (Ursinus ’99), offensive line

Basic Offense: Multiple I

Basic Defense: 4-3

Letter Winners Returning: 32 (17 off., 15 def.)

Letter Winners Lost: 21 (10 off., 10 def., 1 spec.)

Starters Returning: 11 (5 off., 6 def.)

Starters Lost: 11 (6 off., 5 def.)

Captains: Trevor Bork, Brian Nitsche, Chad Pieri

Athletic Director: Jim Moretti

SID: Mark Whitehouse E-mail: whitehouse@alfred.edu

Phone: (607) 871-2904 Fax: (607) 871-2373

Press Box Phone: (607) 871-2236

Hot Line: (607) 871-2874

Web: www.alfred.edu/athletics/

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 Ursinus 1 p.m.

Sept. 13 FDU-Florham 1 p.m.

Sept. 20 at St. Lawrence 1 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Springfield l noon

Oct. 4 Norwich l 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Hartwick l 1 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Utica l 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 at Rochester 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 Ithaca l 1 p.m.

Nov. 15 St. John Fisher l 1 p.m.

l Empire 8 game

74 Football 2008

Alfred University

Game 9

November 8, 2008

1 p.m.

Merrill Field

TOP RETURNING PLAYERS

Vinson Hendrix, RB Jared Manzer, WR

Chad Pieri, LB

KEY LOSSES

Paul Keeley, QB Don Miller, DT

Josh Rammacher, SS

SERIES SCORES

1933

1934

1938

1939

1949

1951

1953

1954

1955

1956

1957

1958

1959

1960

1961

1962

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

1981

W

W

T

L

W

L

L

L

L

L

W

W

W

W

L

W

W

W

T

W

W

W

W

L

12-7 A

12-6 H

20-20 H

6-18 A

6-0 A

0-33 H

6-41 A

0-41 A

0-26 H

12-46 A

31-13 H

26-6 A

30-0 H

14-8 A

7-14 H

48-26 A

28-8 H

20-0 A

3-3 H

17-8 A

35-0 H

34-12 A

41-23 H

13-17 A

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 33-13

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 18-4-2

Games at Alfred: Ithaca leads 15-9

Series Streak: Ithaca, one game

Consecutive Years Played: Nine, 2000-present

2007 RESULTS (8-3, 4-2 E8)

Opponent W-L AU-Opp

at Thiel W 34-7

St. Lawrence W 49-19

Springfield l W 37-7

at Norwich l W 45-21

Hartwick l W 46-36

Utica l W 35-7

Husson W 53-21

at Hobart L 22-41

at Ithaca l L 18-39

at St. John Fisher l L 25-42

Rochester † W 49-14

l Empire 8 game

† ECAC Northwest bowl

1982 L 7-20 H

1983 W 14-10 A

1984 W 37-0 H

1985 W 42-12 A

1986 W 28-18 H

1987 W 20-18 A

1988 W 27-14 H

1989 L 10-17 A

1990 W 27-14 H

1991 W 31-8 A

1992 W 45-15 H

1993 L 20-30 A

1994 W 13-0 H

1995 L 12-13 A

1996 W 33-3 H

1997 W 52-7 A

2000 W 28-17 A

2001 W 21-14 H

2002 W 33-11 A

2003 W 30-0 H

2004 W 24-0 A

2005 W 28-14 H

2006 L 17-28 A

2007 W 39-18 H


RED DRAGON FACTS

Location: Cortland, N.Y.

Founded: 1868

Enrollment: 5,960

President: Erik J. Bitterbaum

Nickname: Red Dragons

Colors: Red and White

Affiliation: NCAA Division III

Conference: New Jersey Athletic

Stadium (Capacity): SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex

(6,500)

Surface: Artificial turf

Head Coach: Dan MacNeill (Cortland ’79)

Phone: (607) 753-5711

Record at Cortland: 12 years, 69-44

Assistant Coaches:

Larry Czarnecki (Ithaca ’77), tight ends

Bill Hauser (Cortland ‘07), defensive ends

Pierre Ingram (Middle Tenn. ’07), receivers

Eric Jendryaszek (Cortland ‘06), offensive line

Dan Lounsbury (Arkansas), offensive coordinator

Jason Rebrovich (Cortland ‘00), defensive line

Matt Steenberg (Ithaca ’77), running backs

Stephen Thomas (Buffalo ’06), defensive backs

Basic Offense: Multiple I

Basic Defense: Multiple

Letter Winners Returning: 43 (21 off., 20 def., 2 spec.)

Letter Winners Lost: 33 (15 off., 17 def., 1 spec.)

Starters Returning: 13 (7 off., 6 def.)

Starters Lost: 9 (4 off., 5 def.)

Captains: Andrew Giuliano, Ray Miles, Ben Nagle, Jim

Smith

Athletic Director: Joan Sitterly

SID: Fran Elia

Phone: (607) 753-5673 Fax: (607) 753-5789

E-mail: eliaf@cortland.edu

Press Box Phone: (607) 753-5766

Hot Line: (607) 753-2521

Web: www.cortlandredragons.com

2008 SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Sept. 6 Morrisville • 7 p.m.

Sept. 20 Rowan • 1 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Kean • 1 p.m.

Oct. 4 Buffalo State • 1 p.m.

Oct. 11 Montclair State • 1 p.m.

Oct. 18 at Western Connecticut • 1 p.m.

Oct. 25 William Paterson • 1 p.m.

Nov. 1 at College of New Jersey • 1 p.m.

Nov. 8 Brockport • 1 p.m.

Nov. 15 Ithaca noon

• NJAC game

Cortland

Game 10

November 15, 2008

Noon

SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex

SERIES SCORES

1930 L 0-12 A

1931 W 12-6 H

1932 T 0-0 H

1933 T 6-6 A

1934 W 7-0 H

1948 L 0-19 A

1949 L 7-32 H

1950 W 7-6 A

1951 W 13-6 H

1952 L 6-39 A

1953 L 0-32 H

1954 T 13-13 A

1955 L 0-28 H

1956 L 0-37 A

1957 L 13-32 H

1958 L 6-16 A

1959 L 7-13 H

1960 W 12-6 A

1961 W 34-0 H

1962 W 24-12 A

1963 W 22-7 H

1964 L 0-16 A

^ NCAA Playoffs

ITHACA COLLEGE

DAN Ma cNEILL

HEAD COACH

1965 W 13-12 H

1966 L 11-24 A

1967 L 7-11 H

1968 L 13-34 A

1969 W 36-28 H

1970 L 0-7 A

1971 W 21-13 H

1972 L 16-21 A

1973 W 41-33 H

1974 W 34-33 A

1975 W 21-6 H

1976 W 28-12 A

1977 W 38-17 H

1978 W 27-13 A

1979 W 42-7 H

1980 W 24-7 A

1981 W 42-0 H

1982 L 17-21 A

1983 W 49-26 H

1984 W 42-6 A

1985 W 41-0 H

1986 W 40-12 A

SERIES NOTES

Record: Ithaca leads 37-26-3

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 23-10-1

Games at Cortland: Tied 15-15-2

Series Streak: Ithaca, one game

Consecutive Years Played: 61, 1948-present

CORTACA JUG SERIES NOTES

First Game: September 17, 1959

Record: Ithaca leads 32-17

Games at Ithaca: Ithaca leads 19-6

Games at Cortland: Ithaca leads 13-11

1987 W 37-15 H

1988 L 20-21 A

1988 W 24-17 H ^

1989 W 28-0 H

1990 W 28-14 A

1991 W 23-14 H

1992 L 20-22 A

1993 W 32-14 H

1994 W 15-13 A

1995 W 35-19 H

1996 L 13-41 A

1997 L 28-33 H

1998 W 37-28 A

1999 L 24-28 H

2000 W 19-14 A

2001 W 21-14 H

2002 L 12-16 A

2003 L 15-16 H

2004 W 47-22 A

2005 L 30-37 H

2006 L 20-23 A

2007 W 40-17 H

2007 RESULTS (8-3, 6-1 NJAC)

Opponent W-L CS-Opp

Morrisville W 71-7

at Brockport L 14-28

Buffalo State W 30-27

at William Paterson • W 42-0

at Kean • W 35-14

Western Connecticut • W 27-26

Montclair State • W 43-13

at College of New Jersey • L 0-30

Rowan • W 17-6

at Ithaca W 17-40

Union † W 23-7

• NJAC game

† ECAC Northeast Bowl

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ITHACA COLLEGE All-Time Results

LEONARD

SCHRECK

1930

1930 (1-3-1)

10/4 at Mansfield L 7-20

10/11 St. Lawrence Frosh T 0-0

10/18 at Cortland L 0-12

11/1 at Hartwick W 25-0

11/8 at Colgate Frosh L 0-24

COACH: Leonard Schreck

CAPTAIN: Game Captains

JAMES “BUCKY”

FREEMAN

1931-41, 45

1931 (3-2)

10/10 at Oswego W 19-0

10/17 Cortland W 12-6

10/24 at St. Lawrence L 0-50

10/31 at Hartwick W 6-0

11/14 at St. Bonaventure L 13-26

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Dan Leavitts

1932 (4-2-1)

10/1 at St. Bonaventure L 6-39

10/8 at Oswego W 12-0

10/15 Cortland T 0-0

10/22 at Middlebury L 7-25

10/29 Allegheny W 12-0

11/5 Hartwick W 19-0

11/12 at Mansfield W 21-2

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Pete Hatch

1933 (3-2-1)

10/14 at Cortland T 6-6

10/21 at Alfred W 12-7

10/28 Mansfield W 19-7

11/4 at Clarkson L 0-27

11/11 at Hartwick W 25-0

11/18 at East Stroudsburg L 0-9

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Pete Hatch

1934 (5-1)

10/13 at Vermont W 7-0

10/20 at Hartwick W 45-0

10/27 Cortland W 7-0

11/3 East Stroudsburg L 6-7

11/10 Alfred W 12-6

11/17 at Allegheny W 14-7

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Gordon Aver

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1935 (4-1-1)

10/12 Montclair State W 27-0

10/18 at St. Anselm’s L 0-14

10/26 Panzer W 34-0

11/2 at East Stroudsburg W 33-0

11/9 at Middlebury W 14-0

11/16 at Grove City T 13-13

CO-COACHES: James A.“Bucky”

Freeman, Ben Light

CAPTAIN:Frank Clark

1936 (3-2)

10/9 St. Anselm’s L 0-20

10/24 Panzer W 14-0

10/30 East Stroudsburg W 32-0

11/7 at Middlebury L 7-27

11/14 at Grove City W 12-7

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAINS: Claude A. Grace,

Carson Fuller, Frank Lark

1937 (2-4)

10/9 at West Chester L 0-20

10/16 Panzer W 6-0

10/25 at Clarkson L 7-13

11/1 at Lock Haven L 7-19

11/6 Grove City W 33-14

11/12 at St. Anselm’s L 0-20

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAINS: Charlie Poyer,

“Ducky” Pondafino

1938 (3-1-2)

9/30 at Moravian L 0-6

10/8 Alfred T 20-20

10/22 at Clarkson T 7-7

10/29 Panzer W 25-6

11/5 Hofstra W 13-0

11/11 Brooklyn W 20-0

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAINS: Don Nelson, Lou Perrotta

1939 (3-3)

10/6 Panzer W 31-0

10/13 at Moravian W 6-0

10/21 at Clarkson L 12-15

10/28 at Alfred L 6-18

11/4 at Hofstra L 6-14

11/10 Brooklyn W 13-6

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Charlie Baker

1940 (3-1-1)

10/7 at Panzer W 25-0

10/12 at Clarkson L 6-7

10/19 at West Chester T 7-7

11/4 Findlay W 7-2

11/9 Clarion W 39-13

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAINS: Charlie Baker,

Mike McKillop

1941 (2-4)

10/4 at Clarkson L 0-20

10/18 at Hartwick L 0-6

10/25 at Kutztown W 27-0

11/1 Thiel L 7-13

11/6 Potomac State W 6-0

11/14 West Chester L 0-28

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Mike McKillop

1942 (0-4)

10/3 at Albright L 7-22

10/16 at West Chester L 0-6

10/30 at Moravian L 0-19

11/7 at Hartwick L 7-12

COACH: James A.“Bucky” Freeman

CAPTAIN: Game Captains

FOOTBALL WAS

DISCONTINUED FROM 1943-45

1946 (1-5)

10/6 at Niagara L 0-41

10/12 at Hartwick L 0-7

10/18 St. Lawrence L 2-7

10/26 at Rensselaer W 16-7

11/1 at Moravian L 0-20

11/8 West Chester L 7-13

CO-COACHES: James A.“Bucky”

Freeman, Harold “Pete” Hatch

CAPTAIN: Jim Hercinger

HAROLD “PETE”

HATCH

1946-50

1947 (2-3)

10/5 at Niagara L 6-26

10/11 at St. Lawrence L 6-21

10/18 at Sampson W 20-0

10/24 at Mohawk W 21-6

10/31 at Moravian

COACH: Harold “Pete” Hatch

L 13-20

CAPTAINS: Ed Weed, Joe Corcoran

1948 (4-3)

9/25 at Bridgeport W 7-0

10/1 Lycoming W 25-0

10/10 at Niagara L 0-41

10/15 Sampson W 45-0

10/23 at Cortland L 0-19

10/29 at Moravian W 25-20

11/5 Hartwick L 13-19

COACH: Harold “Pete” Hatch

CAPTAIN: John Herloski

1949 (4-2)

9/30 Bridgeport W 19-6

10/1 Wilkes L 6-28

10/21 Cortland L 7-32

10/29 at Lock Haven W 32-20

11/5 at Alfred W 6-0

11/12 at Champlain W 19-6

COACH: Harold “Pete” Hatch

CAPTAINS: John Spencer,

Tom Sarchioto

1950 (2-5)

9/30 at Bridgeport L 6-13

10/6 Brockport W 18-14

10/14 at Wilkes L 7-14

10/21 at Cortland W 7-6

10/27 Lock Haven L 6-13

11/3 Champlain L 19-20

11/10 East Stroudsburg L 7-28

COACH: Harold “Pete” Hatch

CAPTAINS: Nick DerCola,

Harold Meszaros


JOSEPH

HAMILTON

1951-55

1951 (4-3)

9/28 Champlain W 19-13

10/6 at Brockport L 0-19

10/12 Wilkes W 6-0

10/19 Cortland W 13-6

10/27 at Lock Haven W 16-14

11/2 Alfred L 0-33

11/10 at East Stroudsburg L

COACH: Joseph Hamilton

CAPTAIN: Frank Sanders

0-34

1952 (0-6-1)

9/27 at Mansfield L 13-20

10/3 Brockport T 0-0

10/11 at Wilkes L 0-26

10/18 at Cortland L 6-39

10/24 Lock Haven L 0-20

11/1 at Champlain L 13-39

11/7 East Stroudsburg L 0-13

COACH: Joseph Hamilton

CAPTAIN: Joseph Brown

1953 (2-4)

9/25 Mansfield W 21-13

10/3 at Brockport W 12-4

10/9 Wilkes L 7-26

10/16 Cortland L 0-32

10/24 at Alfred L 6-41

10/31 East Stroudsburg L 0-20

COACH: Joseph Hamilton

CAPTAINS: Pat Cristello,

Paul Thomann

1954 (0-4-2)

10/2 East Stroudsburg L 13-25

10/9 at Wilkes L 8-28

10/16 at Cortland T 13-13

10/23 at Alfred L 0-41

10/29 Brockport T 0-0

11/5 Upsala L 0-50

COACH: Joseph Hamilton

CAPTAIN: John DeKay

1955 (1-5)

9/30 East Stroudsburg L 18-19

10/8 Wilkes W 12-7

10/14 Cortland L 0-28

10/21 Alfred L 0-26

10/29 at Brockport L 6-21

11/4 at Upsala L 7-13

COACH: Joseph Hamilton

CAPTAIN: Game Captains

ART ORLOSKE

1956-57

1956 (1-5)

9/28 East Stroudsburg L 0-13

10/6 at Wilkes L 0-12

10/13 at Cortland L 0-37

10/20 at Alfred L 12-46

10/26 Brockport W 19-7

11/2 Lock Haven L 6-34

COACH: Art Orloske

CAPTAINS: Mel Cohen, John Finster

1957 (2-5)

9/21 Alfred W 31-13

9/27 at East Stroudsburg L 0-26

10/4 Wilkes W 19-0

10/12 Cortland L 13-32

10/19 at Lock Haven L 13-27

10/26 at Brockport L 13-19

11/2 at Mansfield L 7-20

COACH: Art Orloske

CAPTAIN: Mike Ornato

DICK LYON

1958-66

1958 (6-1)

9/20 at Wilkes W 27-0

9/27 East Stroudsburg W 14-6

10/4 at Brockport W 22-8

10/11 King’s W 46-6

10/18 at Cortland L 6-16

10/25 C.W. Post W 18-0

11/1 at Alfred W 26-6

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: John Fasolino

1959 (5-2)

9/19 Brandeis W 58-8

9/26 at East Stroudsburg L 6-12

10/3 Brockport W 31-6

10/10 at King’s W 29-6

10/17 Cortland L 7-13

10/24 at C.W. Post W 21-0

10/31 Alfred W 30-0

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: Dick Carmean

1960 (4-3)

9/23 at West Chester L 8-19

10/1 Brockport W 14-0

10/8 C.W. Post L 6-12

10/15 at So. Connecticut L 7-24

10/22 King’s W 23-14

10/29 at Cortland W 12-6

11/5 at Alfred W 14-8

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAINS: Jack Cashman,

Jim Rafferty

ITHACA COLLEGE

1961 (4-4)

9/23 West Chester L 7-13

9/30 at Hobart W 19-6

10/7 at King’s W 40-13

10/14 Cortland W 34-0

10/21 So. Connecticut L 0-21

10/28 at C.W. Post L 20-26

11/4 Alfred L 7-14

11/11 at Brockport W 49-8

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAINS: Charles Brady,

Vin Carbonaro

1962 (6-2)

9/21 at West Chester L 8-21

9/29 King’s W 35-0

10/6 Brockport W 36-6

10/13 at Cortland W 24-12

10/20 Bridgeport W 23-12

10/27 C.W. Post W 27-21

11/3 at Alfred W 48-26

11/10 at So. Connecticut L 28-49

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: John Miller

1963 (6-2)

9/21 at Temple L 21-30

9/28 at King’s W 15-0

10/5 at Brockport W 42-6

10/12 Cortland W 22-7

10/19 Montclair State W 22-0

10/26 at C.W. Post W 35-6

11/2 at Bridgeport L 14-15

11/9 So. Connecticut W 37-12

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: Sam Curko

1964 (6-2)

9/19 Clarion W 16-7

9/26 at So. Connecticut W 18-8

10/3 at Geneva W 35-6

10/10 at Cortland L 0-16

10/17 West Chester L 6-12

10/24 C.W. Post W 28-21

10/31 Bridgeport W 29-7

11/7 at Am. International W 14-8

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: Bill Mottola

1965 (8-0)

9/18 at Clarion W 7-0

9/25 So. Connecticut W 28-25

10/2 at Montclair State W 19-14

10/9 Cortland W 13-12

10/16 at Susquehanna W 34-6

10/23 at C.W. Post W 39-6

10/30 at Bridgeport W 14-7

11/6 Am. International W 50-6

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: Larry Turel

1966 (4-4)

9/17 West Chester L 3-13

9/24 at Tufts W 47-8

10/1 Montclair State L 6-9

10/8 at Cortland L 11-24

10/15 Susquehanna W 41-7

10/22 at C.W. Post L 6-12

10/29 Bridgeport W 16-0

11/5 at Am. International W 40-6

COACH: Dick Lyon

CAPTAIN: Dave Barton

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JIM

BUTTERFIELD

1967-93

1967 (4-4)

9/23 at Lehigh L 20-50

9/30 Tufts W 20-3

10/7 Cortland L 7-11

10/14 at Susquehanna W 43-15

10/20 at West Chester L 0-47

10/28 C.W. Post L 14-27

11/4 at Bridgeport W 10-7

11/11 Am. International

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAIN: Steve Hyman

W 42-9

1968 (3-5)

9/21 West Chester L 6-28

9/28 Central Connecticut L 6-33

10/5 at Cortland L 13-34

10/12 Susquehanna W 24-6

10/19 at Wilkes L 19-28

10/26 at C.W. Post L 14-27

11/2 Bridgeport W 15-13

11/9 at Montclair State W 17-13

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAIN: Jim Ryan

1969 (3-5)

9/20 at West Chester L 0-41

9/27 at Lehigh L 7-55

10/4 Cortland W 36-28

10/11 at Susquehanna W 27-14

10/18 Wilkes W 13-7

10/25 C.W. Post L 20-24

11/1 at Bridgeport L 6-33

11/8 at Central

Connecticut L 7-27

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAIN: Gary Worden

1970 (4-4)

9/19 West Chester L 0-56

9/26 at Denison L 27-35

10/3 at Cortland L 0-7

10/10 Susquehanna W 15-7

10/17 at Wilkes W 25-21

10/24 Bridgeport W 15-6

10/31 at Grove City L 3-14

11/7 at C.W. Post W 20-17

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Tom Polimeni,

Fred Recchio

1971 (5-3)

9/18 at West Chester L 20-34

9/25 Denison W 8-7

10/2 Cortland W 21-13

10/9 at Fordham W 39-6

10/16 Wilkes W 41-28

10/23 at Bridgeport L 20-35

10/30 Grove City W 27-7

11/6 C.W. Post L 0-62

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAIN: John Baumann

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1972 (5-4)

9/16 at William Paterson W 14-6

9/23 West Chester L 22-48

9/30 at Cortland L 16-21

10/7 at RIT W 30-13

10/14 Fordham W 38-13

10/21 at Wilkes W 28-21

10/28 Bridgeport L 7-28

11/4 C.W. Post L 17-20

11/11 Hobart W 17-7

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Randy Garrett,

Mike Welch, Bob Wojnar

1973 (5-4)

9/15 William Paterson W 48-2

9/22 at Juniata L 14-28

9/29 Cortland W 41-33

10/6 RIT W 37-19

10/13 at Springfield W 39-21

10/20 Wilkes L 3-6

10/27 at Bridgeport L 16-20

11/3 C.W. Post L 14-21

11/10 at Hobart W 36-15

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Tom Bryant, Tony Grosso

1974 (10-1)

9/14 at St. Lawrence W 49-14

9/21 Juniata W 53-13

9/28 at Cortland W 34-33

10/5 Alfred W 28-8

10/12 Springfield W 57-35

10/19 at Wilkes W 24-14

10/26 Bridgeport W 34-14

11/2 at C.W. Post W 47-34

11/9 RIT W 68-17

11/30 Slippery Rock l W 27-14

at Cornell University

12/7 vs. Central (Iowa) l L 8-10

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Dave Remick,

George Tortolon

1975 (10-1)

9/13 St. Lawrence W 30-6

9/20 at Albany W 33-0

9/27 Cortland W 21-6

10/4 at Alfred W 20-0

10/11 at Springfield W 61-0

10/18 Wilkes W 30-0

11/1 Hobart W 36-29

11/8 RIT W 41-0

11/22 Fort Valley l W 41-12

11/29 Widener l W 23-14

12/6 vs. Wittenberg l L 0-28

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Jerry Boyes,

Larry Czarnecki

1976 (6-2-1)

9/11 at St. Lawrence L 0-24

9/18 Albany W 24-0

9/25 at Cortland W 28-12

10/2 Alfred T 3-3

10/9 Springfield W 31-0

10/16 at Am. International L 19-20

10/23 C.W. Post W 28-7

20/30 at Hobart W 27-20

11/6 at RIT W 35-7

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Mike Mielnicki, Dave Pitzer

1977 (6-3)

9/17 St. Lawrence W 17-14

9/24 Cortland W 38-17

10/1 at Alfred W 17-8

10/8 at Springfield L 15-28

10/15 Am. International L 24-27

10/22 at C.W. Post L 0-18

10/24 Hobart W 31-14

11/5 RIT W 35-0

11/12 at Towson State W 35-10

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAIN: Tom Policay

1978 (9-2)

9/9 at Bloomsburg W 25-7

9/16 at St. Lawrence W 15-14

9/23 at Cortland W 27-13

9/30 Alfred W 35-0

10/7 Clarion State W 17-0

10/14 Springfield W 28-14

10/21 Canisius W 54-0

10/28 at Hobart W 49-0

11/4 at Albany L 6-9

11/11 Towson State W 35-22

11/18 Wittenberg l L 3-6

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Tom Burlin, Scott Colton,

John Schiemann

1979 (11-2)

9/8 Bloomsburg W 13-6

9/15 St. Lawrence W 15-13

9/22 Cortland W 42-7

9/29 at Alfred W 34-12

10/6 at Clarion State L 10-12

10/13 at Springfield W 21-14

10/20 Am. International L 19-24

10/27 at Canisius W 33-14

11/3 Albany W 46-6

11/10 at Brockport W 35-7

11/17 at Dubuque l W 27-7

11/24 Carnegie-Mellon l W 15-6

12/1 vs. Wittenberg l W 14-10

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Bill George, John Laper

1980 (12-1)

9/6 at Bloomsburg W 58-3

9/13 at Albany W 40-21

9/20 at St. Lawrence W 47-6

9/27 Fordham W 28-16

10/4 Alfred W 41-23

10/11 Springfield W 28-17

10/18 at Brockport W 63-14

10/25 C.W. Post W 30-7

11/1 at Hobart W 21-6

11/8 at Cortland W 24-7

11/22 Wagner l W 41-13

11/29 Minnesota-

Morris l W 36-0

12/6 vs. Dayton l L 0-63

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Bob Ferrigno,

Allan MacDonald, Kevin Vogt

1981 (6-3)

9/5 Bloomsburg W 35-0

9/12 Albany L 7-17

9/26 St. Lawrence W 41-6

10/3 at Alfred L 13-17

10/10 at Springfield W 30-8

10/17 Brockport L 27-31

10/24 Am. International W 27-23


10/31 Hobart W 37-31

11/7 Cortland W 42-0

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAIN: Kevin Vogt

1982 (6-4)

9/11 at Albany L 7-30

9/18 at St. Lawrence L 14-45

9/25 Fordham W 27-3

10/2 Alfred L 7-20

10/9 Springfield W 42-15

10/16 at Buffalo W 18-14

10/23 at Am. International W 3-0

10/30 Hobart W 38-14

11/6 at Cortland L 17-21

11/13 at Merchant Marine W 34-0

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Cory Davies, Paul Shaffner

1983 (7-3)

9/10 Albany W 23-0

9/17 St. Lawrence L 14-24

9/24 at Fordham W 36-7

10/1 at Alfred W 14-10

10/8 at Springfield W 38-7

10/15 Buffalo W 28-13

10/22 Am. International L 13-16

10/29 at Hobart L 20-23

11/5 Cortland W 49-26

11/12 at Merchant Marine W 12-7

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Mike Moreau, Dave Stone

9/8

1984 (10-1)

at Albany L 6-10

9/15 at St. Lawrence W 12-8

9/22 Fitchburg State W 82-0

9/29 Alfred W 37-0

10/6 Springfield W 17-10

10/13 at Buffalo W 10-6

10/20 at Am. International W 19-3

10/27 Hobart W 14-13

11/3 at Cortland W 42-6

11/10 Merchant Marine W 24-10

11/17 at Norwich °

W 35-14

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Bill Decker, Jeff Flanders,

Bill Sheerin

1985 (11-2)

9/14 Albany W 15-10

9/21 St. Lawrence W 13-0

10/5 at Alfred W 42-12

10/12 at Springfield W 28-7

10/19 Buffalo W 23-7

10/26 Am. International L 8-41

11/2 at Hobart W 15-12

11/9 Cortland W 41-0

11/16 at Merchant Marine W 20-15

11/23 at Union l W 13-12

11/20 Montclair State l W 50-28

12/7 Gettysburg l W 34-0

12/14 vs. Augustana l L 7-20

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Brian Dougherty,

Steve Kass, Dan Welkley

1986 (11-1)

9/13 at Albany W 28-7

9/20 at St. Lawrence W 28-0

10/4 Alfred W 28-18

10/11 Springfield W 20-8

10/18 at Buffalo W 22-21

10/25 at Am. International W 31-28

11/1 Hobart W 28-3

11/8 at Cortland W 40-12

11/15 Merchant Marine W 33-2

11/22 at Union l (OT) W 24-17

11/29 Montclair State l W 29-15

12/6 Salisbury State l L 40-44

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Mike Middaugh,

Mike Norton

9/12

1987 (7-3)

Albany L 14-15

9/19 St. Lawrence W 37-18

9/26 Findlay W 38-0

10/3 at Alfred W 20-17

10/17 Buffalo W 29-0

10/24 Am. International W 19-18

10/31 at Hobart W 33-24

11/7 Cortland W 37-15

11/14 at Dayton L 0-24

11/21 Plymouth State °

ITHACA COLLEGE

L 12-13

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Ray DeCarr, Joe Marra

1988 (13-1)

9/10 at Albany W 17-3

9/17 at St. Lawrence W 28-14

9/24 Alfred W 27-14

10/1 Springfield W 24-0

10/8 at Am. International W 35-7

10/15 at Buffalo W 36-3

10/22 Buffalo State W 53-0

10/29 Hobart W 58-0

11/5 at Cortland L 20-21

11/12 Wash. & Jeff. W 34-3

11/19 at Wagner l (OT) W 34-31

11/26 Cortland l W 24-17

12/3 Ferrum l W 62-28

12/10 vs Central (Iowa) l W 39-24

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Daegan Gray,

Marc Hudak, Rich Smith

1989 (7-3)

9/9 Albany W 17-7

9/16 St. Lawrence W 28-0

9/23 at Alfred L 10-17

9/30 at Springfield W 16-3

10/7 Am. International L 6-7

10/14 Buffalo W 30-10

10/21 at Buffalo State W 37-7

10/28 at Hobart W 63-7

11/4 Cortland W 28-0

11/11 at Wash. & Jeff. L 0-34

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Dan Feldman,

Tom Finneran, Tom Pasquale

1990 (8-2)

9/8 at Albany W 16-6

9/15 at St. Lawrence W 20-6

9/22 Alfred W 27-14

9/29 Springfield W 23-14

10/6 at Am. International L 36-39

10/13 at Buffalo W 42-21

10/20 Buffalo State W 54-21

11/3 at Cortland W 28-14

11/10 C.W. Post W 38-9

11/17 Trenton State l L 14-24

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Chris Colloca,

Ken Hammel

1991 (12-1)

9/14 St. Lawrence W 45-7

9/21 Albany W 38-7

9/28 at Alfred W 31-8

10/5 at Springfield L 10-14

10/12 Am. International W 23-20

10/19 Buffalo W 50-0

10/26 at Buffalo State W 41-23

11/9 Cortland W 23-14

11/16 at Brockport W 52-0

11/23 Glassboro State l W 31-10

11/30 Union l W 35-23

12/7 at Susquehanna l W 49-13

12/14 vs. Dayton l W 34-20

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Joe Palladino, Chris

White

1992 (9-2)

9/12 at Albany W 51-7

9/19 Montclair State W 49-19

9/26 Alfred W 45-15

10/3 Springfield W 31-7

10/10 at Am. International W 31-13

10/17 at St. Lawrence W 56-14

10/24 Buffalo State W 21-13

10/31 Mercyhurst W 48-7

11/7 at Cortland L 20-22

11/14 Wash. & Jeff. W 47-28

11/21 Buffalo State l L 26-28

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Tim Allen, Keith Linsey,

Billie Mays Jr., Jeff Wittman

1993 (6-4)

9/11 Albany W 47-7

9/18 at Montclair State L 0-29

9/25 at Alfred L 20-30

10/2 at Springfield W 30-6

10/9 Am. International W 37-0

10/16 St. Lawrence W 45-7

10/23 at Buffalo State L 17-33

10/30 at Mercyhurst W 45-25

11/6 Cortland W 32-14

11/13 at Wash. & Jeff. L 7-42

COACH: Jim Butterfield

CAPTAINS: Jake Cerrone,

Billie Mays Jr.,

Mike Murtha

MIKE WELCH

1994-PRESENT

1994 (10-3)

9/10 at Albany W 22-11

9/17 Mansfield L 10-13

9/24 Alfred W 13-0

10/1 Springfield L 3-27

10/8 at Am. International W 17-13

10/15 St. Lawrence W 34-12

10/22 Buffalo State W 16-15

10/29 at Hobart W 14-10

11/5 at Cortland W 15-13

11/12 C.W. Post W 28-15

11/19 Buffalo State l (2OT) W 10-7

11/26 at Plymouth State l W 22-7

12/3 Wash. & Jeff. l L 19-23

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Matt George,

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Jason Nichols

1995 (5-4)

9/16 at Mansfield W 30-12

9/23 at Alfred L 12-13

9/30 at Springfield L 24-27

10/7 Am. International L 23-24

10/14 at St. Lawrence W 34-7

10/21 Montclair State W 33-7

10/28 Hobart W 43-22

11/4 Cortland W 35-19

11/11 at Buffalo State L 6-24

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Rob Cacchio,

Scott Connolly, Jon Genese,

Anthony Viviano

1996 (7-3)

9/21 Mansfield W 59-23

9/28 Alfred W 33-3

10/5 Springfield W 33-25

10/12 at Brockport W 36-3

10/19 St. Lawrence W 50-0

10/26 at Am. International L 14-36

11/2 at Hobart W 21-14

11/9 at Cortland L 13-41

11/16 Buffalo State L 14-26

11/23 vs. Worcester W 27-21

State at WPI °

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Jason Brady,

Anthony Viviano, Neal Weidman

1997 (7-3)

9/13 Mercyhurst L 5-10

9/20 at Mansfield W 42-17

9/27 at Alfred W 52-7

10/4 at Springfield W 42-15

10/11 Brockport W 21-14

10/18 at St. Lawrence W 41-6

10/25 Am. International W 40-13

11/1 Hobart W 35-13

11/8 Cortland L 28-33

11/15 at Buffalo State L 10-13

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Briggs Bedigian,

Scott Frieary

9/12

1998 (9-2)

at St. John Fisher W 48-10

9/19 Mansfield W 45-31

9/26 College of

New Jersey W 18-16

10/3 Springfield L 24-29

10/10 at Brockport W 31-28

10/17 St. Lawrence W 60-0

10/24 at Am. International W 41-33

10/31 at Hobart W 30-17

11/7 at Cortland W 37-29

11/14 Buffalo State L 21-28

11/21 Hartwick °

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Mike O’Donovan,

Mike Sansone

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W 40-6

1999 (7-4)

9/11 St. John Fisher W 44-0

9/18 at Mansfield W 21-7

9/25 at College of

New Jersey W 21-14

10/2 at Springfield W 45-42

10/9 Brockport W 10-0

10/16 at St. Lawrence W 43-14

10/23 Am. International L 17-34

10/30 Hobart W 44-13

11/6 Cortland L 21-26

11/13 at Buffalo State L 35-42

11/20 at Union °

L 7-31

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Ryan Carpenter,

Adam Grossman, Rich Pasquale

2000 (7-3)

9/9 at Alfred W 28-7

9/16 Mansfield W 31-0

9/23 at St. John Fisher W 42-14

9/30 Springfield L 34-55

10/7 at Brockport L 7-27

10/14 St. Lawrence W 58-0

10/21 Wilkes W 16-13

10/28 at Hobart L 0-19

11/4 Buffalo State W 27-20

11/11 at Cortland W 19-14

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Julian Forbes,

Adam Grossman

2001 (11-2)

9/8 Alfred W 38-7

9/15 at Mansfield W 29-21

9/22 St. John Fisher W 52-0

9/29 at Springfield W 17-16

10/6 Brockport L 22-24

10/13 at St. Lawrence W 56-17

10/20 Utica W 66-0

10/27 Hobart W 52-13

11/2 at Buffalo State W 31-14

11/10 Cortland W 21-14

11/17 at Montclair State l W 35-23

11/24 at Rensselaer l W 27-10

12/1 at Rowan l L 0-48

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Tommy Giorgio,

Mark McDonough, Brian Young

2002 (7-3, 4-0 E8)

9/14 at Alfred * W 33-11

9/21 Hartwick * W 19-18

9/28 at St. John Fisher * W 30-20

10/5 Springfield W 44-20

10/12 St. Lawrence W 34-7

10/19 at Brockport L 0-21

10/26 at Utica * W 13-0

11/2 at Hobart L 6-17

11/9 Buffalo State W 39-7

11/16 at Cortland L 12-16

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Tariq Ahmad, Justin Daly

2003 (10-3, 5-0 E8)

9/13 Alfred * W 30-0

9/20 at Hartwick * W 19-18

9/27 St. John Fisher * W 20-19

10/4 at Springfield * L 22-51

10/11 at St. Lawrence W 55-13

10/18 Brockport W 31-10

10/25 Utica * W 49-0

11/1 Hobart W 14-7

11/8 at Buffalo State W 40-14

11/15 Cortland L 15-16

11/22 at Brockport l W 14-9

11/29 at Montclair State l W 33-13

12/6 at Rensselaer l L 16-21

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Tariq Ahmad,

Pete Celebre, Robert Truman

2004 (9-2, 5-1 E8)

9/11 Buffalo State W 45-0

9/18 Hartwick * W 47-8

9/25 at St. John Fisher * L 38-45

10/2 Lycoming W 49-7

10/9 at Norwich * W 31-7

10/16 at Brockport L 20-21

10/23 Utica * W 52-14

10/30 Springfield * W 31-7

11/6 at Alfred * W 24-0

11/13 at Cortland W 47-22

11/20 Mass.-Dartmouth ° W 36-19

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Bryan Steele, Matt Tosh,

Jeff Welch

2005 (8-3, 6-0 E8)

9/10 at Buffalo State W 38-21

9/17 at Hartwick * W 47-8

9/24 St. John Fisher *

(OT) W 41-35

10/1 Brockport W 42-17

10/8 Norwich * W 41-7

10/15 at Lycoming (OT) L 30-33

10/22 at Utica * W 37-0

10/29 at Springfield * W 35-28

11/5 Alfred * W 28-14

11/12 Cortland (OT) L 30-37

11/19 at Union l L 41-55

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Jose Colon, Josh Felicetti,

Dustin Ross, Joe Scalice

2006 (7-3, 4-2 E8)

9/2 Huntingdon W 31-12

9/9 Buffalo State W 45-7

9/16 Hartwick * W 44-14

9/23 at St. John Fisher * L 10-34

9/30 at Brockport W 26-7

10/7 at Norwich * W 44-7

10/21 Utica * W 33-7

10/28 Springfield * W 24-7

11/6 at Alfred * L 17-28

11/13 at Cortland (OT) L 20-23

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Alex Baez, Justin Brunell,

Joe Napoleone

2007 (8-3, 4-2 E8)

9/1 at Lycoming W 31-6

9/8 King’s W 29-16

9/15 at Hartwick * L 30-32

9/22 St. John Fisher * L 16-37

9/29 Brockport W 34-15

10/6 Norwich * W 35-0

10/20 at Utica * W 44-7

10/27 at Springfield * W 48-21

11/3 Alfred * W 42-25

11/10 Cortland W 40-17

11/17 at Mount Union l L 18-42

COACH: Mike Welch

CAPTAINS: Alex Baez, Ryan Terlecki

l NCAA Division III Playoff Game

° ECAC Division III Championship Game

* Empire 8 opponent


Section Series Records head ITHACA COLLEGE

First

Team Meeting W L T

Albany 1975 14 5 0

Albright 1942 0 1 0

ALFRED 1933 33 13 2

Allegheny 1932 2 0 0

American International 1964 16 10 0

Augustana (Ill.) 1985 0 1 0

Bloomsburg 1978 4 0 0

Brandeis 1959 1 0 0

Bridgeport 1948 10 6 0

Brockport 1950 20 8 2

Brooklyn 1938 2 0 0

Buffalo 1982 10 0 0

Buffalo State 1988 14 7 0

Canisius 1978 2 0 0

Carnegie-Mellon 1979 1 0 0

Central Connecticut 1968 0 2 0

Central (Iowa) 1974 1 1 0

Champlain (N.Y.) 1949 2 2 0

Clarion State 1940 4 1 0

Clarkson 1933 0 5 1

Colgate Freshman 1930 0 1 0

College of New Jersey & 1990 2 1 0

CORTLAND 1930 37 26 3

C.W. Post 1958 12 10 0

Dayton 1980 1 2 0

Denison 1970 1 1 0

Dubuque 1979 1 0 0

East Stroudsburg 1933 3 11 0

Ferrum 1988 1 0 0

Findlay 1940 2 0 0

Fitchburg State 1984 1 0 0

Fordham 1971 5 0 0

Fort Valley State 1975 1 0 0

FROSTBURG STATE 2008 0 0 0

Geneva 1964 1 0 0

Gettysburg 1985 1 0 0

Grove City 1935 3 1 1

HARTWICK 1930 11 5 0

Hobart 1961 25 2 0

Hofstra 1938 1 1 0

Huntingdon 2006 1 0 0

Juniata 1973 1 1 0

KING’S (Pa.) 1958 7 0 0

Kutztown 1941 1 0 0

Lehigh 1967 0 2 0

Lock Haven 1937 2 5 0

LYCOMING 1948 3 1 0

Mansfield 1930 9 4 0

Massachusetts-Dartmouth 2004 1 0 0

First

Team Meeting W L T

Merchant Marine 1982 5 0 0

Mercyhurst 1992 2 1 0

Middlebury 1932 1 2 0

Minnesota-Morris 1980 1 0 0

Mohawk 1947 1 0 0

Montclair State 1935 9 2 0

Moravian 1938 2 4 0

Mount Union 2007 0 1 0

Niagara 1946 0 3 0

NORWICH 1984 5 0 0

Oswego 1931 2 0 0

Panzer 1935 6 0 0

Plymouth State 1987 1 1 0

Potomac State 1941 1 0 0

Rensselaer 1946 2 1 0

Rochester Institute

of Technology 1972 6 0 0

Rowan * 1991 1 1 0

Salisbury State 1986 0 1 0

Sampson 1947 2 0 0

Slippery Rock 1974 1 0 0

Southern Connecticut 1960 3 3 0

SPRINGFIELD 1973 26 8 0

St. Anselm’s 1935 0 3 0

St. Bonaventure 1931 0 2 0

ST. JOHN FISHER 1998 7 3 0

St. Lawrence 1931 27 6 0

St. Lawrence Freshman 1930 0 0 1

Susquehanna 1965 7 0 0

Temple 1963 0 1 0

Thiel 1941 0 1 0

Towson State 1977 2 0 0

Tufts 1966 2 0 0

Union 1985 3 2 0

Upsala 1954 0 2 0

UTICA 2001 7 0 0

Vermont 1934 1 0 0

Wagner 1980 2 0 0

Washington & Jefferson 1988 2 3 0

West Chester 1937 0 15 1

Widener 1975 1 0 0

Wilkes 1949 12 7 0

William Paterson 1972 2 0 0

Wittenberg 1975 1 2 0

Worcester State 1996 1 0 0

Totals 431 218 12

& formerly Trenton State

* formerly Glassboro State

Winning Pct.: .643

2008 opponents in BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS.

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ITHACA COLLEGE Junior Varsity Section Football head

Perry McDonnell won Ithaca’s Marty Higgins Award as

a junior varsity player in 2006.

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The junior varsity football team is an important

part of the overall program at Ithaca. The majority

of Ithaca’s incoming freshman players

are assigned to the junior varsity, which provides the

newcomers a chance to learn the Ithaca College offense

and defense.

2008 JUNIOR VARSITY

FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Time

Mon., September 22 Cornell 4 p.m.

Mon., September 29 Cortland 4 p.m.

Mon., October 13 at St. Lawrence 5 p.m.

Sun., October 26 Utica 1 p.m.

Mon., November 3 at Cornell 5:30 p.m.

Sun., November 9 St. John Fisher 1 p.m.

Jim Butterfield

One of the winningest coaches in college football,

Jim Butterfield spent 27 years as football

coach and professor of physical education

at Ithaca. During his career he won three national

championships and earned national coach of the year

honors twice. Butterfield, who passed away in 2002,

was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame

in 1997.


Section The Student-Athlete head ITHACA COLLEGE

Coeducational and nonsectarian, Ithaca is a

nationally recognized comprehensive college

of 6,650 students. Founded in 1892

as the Ithaca Conservatory of Music, the school

is located in Ithaca, N.Y., a city of 30,000 in the

center of the Finger Lakes region-60 miles north

of Binghamton and 60 miles south of Syracuse.

SCHOOLS AND ENROLLMENTS

School of Humanities and Sciences (2,300)

School of Business (700)

Roy H. Park School of Communications (1,350)

School of Health Sciences

and Human Performance (1,300)

School of Music (400)

Graduate Studies (400)

Other (100)

FACULTY

461 full-time; 212 part-time

Student-faculty ratio 12:1

FACILITIES

Ithaca has close to 70 modern buildings, including

science facilities with state-of-the-art laboratories,

music center with concert and recital halls, health

sciences center, and observatory plus 26 residence

halls and two apartment complexes offering a variety

of living accommodations. The library contains

400,000 materials in various formats. Academic computing

is available in over 15 general-access and over

a dozen program-specific computer labs. Athletic facilities

include a 2,600-seat gymnasium and a 5,000seat

football stadium. The fitness center houses two

smaller gyms as well as aerobics and exercise rooms

with cardio machines, stair-steppers and treadmills.

ADMISSION AND FINANCIAL AID

Admission to Ithaca College is based on high school

record, personal recommendations, SAT or ACT

scores, and, for some programs, auditions or portfolios.

Candidates should submit an application by

February 1. Ithaca accepts the Common Application

exclusively. For more details visit www.ithaca.edu/

admission/apply.php.

Over 85 percent of incoming students receive some

form of financial assistance, totaling over $125 million

in scholarships, grants, jobs, loans, and private aid.

Applicants seeking financial aid must submit the FAF-

SA (free application for federal student aid), available

from high school guidance offices. The FAFSA form

should be sent directly to the address indicated on the

form; the priority submission deadline is February 1.

Buffalo

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I-80

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Rochester Syracuse

Rt. 15

Waterloo

Rt. 89

ITHACA

Rt. 13

Rt. 17

Cortland

CAMPUS VISITS AND INTERVIEWS

Prospective students and their families are strongly

encouraged to visit Ithaca for a campus tour, interview

or open house program. Please call the Office

of Admission at least two weeks in advance

to schedule an appointment. For any additional information

about Ithaca College, please contact the

Office of Admission, Ithaca College, 100 Job Hall,

Ithaca, N.Y. 14850-7020; phone: (607) 274-3124 or

(800) 429-4274. Ithaca College’s home page is www.

ithaca.edu.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS

Ithaca teams have won three national championships

in football and wrestling, two each in baseball,

women’s crew and women’s soccer and one each in

field hockey, gymnastics and softball. Bomber teams

have also produced individual national champions in

gymnastics, men’s and women’s swimming and diving,

wrestling and track and field. Ithaca is sponsoring

26 varsity sports during the 2008-09 school year—13

for women and 12 for men —and will begin varsity

competition in women’s golf in 2009-10.

During the 2007-08 academic year, Bomber teams

were a combined 260-129-1, (668), and 14 were represented

in the NCAA playoffs. Ithaca won 11 Empire

8 championships and finished 14th in the Division

III NACDA Directors’ Cup standings. A total of 18

Ithaca student-athletes earned all-American recognition

or academic all-American recognition.

NCAA PHILOSPOHY STATEMENT

Colleges and universities in Division III place highest

priority on the overall quality of the educational

experience. In so doing, they seek to strengthen the

integration of objectives and programs in athletics

with academic and developmental objectives and to

ensure the integration of athletes with other students.

ATHLETIC TRAINING

Injury prevention and care of Ithaca’s student-athletes

are overseen by a staff of six full-time athletic trainers,

plus a graduate assistant and over 65 undergraduate

students in the athletic training major. Several fully

equipped facilities are devoted to athletic training.

NY

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Whitney Point

Rt. 96

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Rt. 206

Rt. 96B

Owego

I-81

I-90

Binghamton

I-380

I-88

Bainbridge

Rt. 17

NJ

I-87

Albany

I-87

I-90

NYC

VT

MA

CT

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ITHACA COLLEGE Administration

Section head

THOMAS R. ROCHON

President

Thomas R. Rochon became

the eighth president of Ithaca

College on July 1, 2008. He

holds a doctorate and a bachelor’s

degree in political science

from the University of

Michigan, where he graduated with high distinction.

Prior to his selection as the president

of Ithaca College, Rochon served as executive

vice president of the University of St. Thomas,

a master’s comprehensive university in Minnesota,

where he oversaw the university’s eight

schools and colleges and, with the chief administrative

officer, shared responsibility for the $150

million university budget. He worked to develop

the academic vision of each unit and to set

strategic directions; reorganized academic programs

to create the School of Engineering; and

helped launch a capital campaign centered on

endowment support of students and faculty. An

engaged civic leader, Rochon championed a university

effort to strengthen community service

and partnership activities in St. Paul, leading to

Carnegie Foundation classification for community

engagement. Along with his administrative

responsibilities, he was a tenured professor in St.

Thomas’s political science department.

Rochon has an extensive history of accomplishments

as an educator and academic administrator.

Before his position at St. Thomas,

as executive director of the Graduate Record

Examinations program at the Educational Testing

Service (ETS), Rochon was responsible for

determining program policy under the oversight

of the board and the ETS vice president for

graduate and professional education. He guided

the addition of analytical writing to the test,

the first use of an essay in the GRE program;

he also developed and implemented a program

to empower universities to create their own test

prep courses for graduate programs. He has

held positions in the top leadership at prominent

universities: dean of the School of Politics and

Economics at Claremont Graduate University

and assistant master of Dean Mathey College at

Princeton University. He also held the post of

assistant professor in the politics department at

Princeton University for eight years.

Rochon came to Ithaca College with a distinguished

record of scholarly research. His

work focuses on contemporary European politics

and social movements in Europe and the

United States. He is the recipient of numerous

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grants and awards, including the Distinguished

Scholarship Award of the Collective Behavior

and Social Movements section of the American

Sociological Association, and the Susan Louise

Dyer Peace Fellowship at the Hoover Institution

on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford

University. Rochon was also a Fulbright lecturer

at Kobe University in Japan. His 1998 book,

Culture Moves: Ideas, Activism, and Changing

Values, received a Distinguished Scholarship

Prize from the American Sociological Association

and was named by Choice an outstanding

academic book of 1998. He has given periodic

lectures and seminars on Dutch politics for

embassy personnel of the U.S. Department of

State and has served on numerous advisory and

other boards, including the President’s Advisory

Board of the Universidad Anáhuac del Sur

in Mexico City.

Since childhood Rochon has been an avid

baseball card collector. He developed an interest

in older cards, including those dating from

the 1880s, and is an active user of the eBay online

auction site.

Rochon is married with no children. His wife,

Amber, until recently worked in a shelter that

provided temporary accommodation to teenage

girls; she is looking forward to continuing her

work in the Ithaca community.

KEN KUTLER

Director of

Intercollegiate Athletics

Ken Kutler is in his sixth

year as Ithaca’s director of

intercollegiate athletics and

recreational sports.

Kutler came to Ithaca after

serving as director of athletics

at two other Division III institutions: Frostburg State

University (1978 to 1986) and Hartwick College

(1986 to 2003). At Hartwick, he oversaw a 24-sport

intercollegiate athletic program (including two sports

that competed at the Division I level).

He is a past president of the Empire 8 athletic

conference. Kutler spent 10 years as women’s soccer

coach at Hartwick (1986 to 1993 and again in 2001

and 2002) and guided the Hawks to five appearances

in the NCAA championship tournament.

He is a 1964 graduate of East Stroudsburg University,

where he was an all-region soccer player. Kutler

holds a master’s degree in education from Temple

University and a doctorate in education from West

Virginia.


Press Information

MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA

For information, photos, stories, statistics, and videotape

highlights, or to arrange an interview with a coach or athlete,

please contact Mike Warwick in the sports information office,

Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y. 14850; phone: (607) 274-1401.

PRESS BOX CREDENTIALS

Visiting media should contact the sports information office

at least 10 days in advance of the game to reserve space.

Abbreviated statistics will be provided following

each quarter and a complete game summary

will be available 20 minutes after the game in the press

box. Power outlets are also available in the press box.

ITHACA COLLEGE

ESPN’S Sal Paolantonio joined IC-TV’s broadcast

of 2005’s Empire 8-clinching win over Alfred.

Paolantonio (center) is shown with IC-TV’s

Matt Antalek (left) and Nate Lindberg.

RADIO BROADCAST

Radio crews wishing to broadcast a game must make arrangements with the sports information office.

A phone line is available for one visiting station per game at a fee of $25.

ACCESSIBILITY

Questions about accommodation for individuals with disabilities should be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity

Compliance at (607) 274-3909 (voice), (607) 274-1767 (TDD) or bleblanc@ithaca.edu as much

in advance of the event as possible.

CREDITS

This Bombers media guide is produced by the Ithaca College Office of Sports Information: Mike Warwick,

director; Joe Gladziszewski and Chris Lewis, assistant directors; Donna Mosher, department assistant. Photographic

services by Tim McKinney and Patricia Reynolds unless otherwise indicated.

Bombers on the Air

ON RADIO

All Ithaca football games can be heard live on award-winning WICB, 91.7 FM. The broadcast features senior

Lee Small and junior Michael Polak. The pregame show starts 30 minutes before kickoff. All six home games

will also be broadcast by VIC (106.5 FM). Both stations’ coverage is available over the Internet, and can be

accessed at www.wicb.org/?page=listen and www.vicradio.org/.

WICB also carries Sportstalk, a 60-minute program that airs Sundays at 6 p.m. Included in the call-in

format of the show are game highlights, interviews and comprehensive coverage of Ithaca’s athletic program.

ON TELEVISION

All five Bomber home games will be televised by ICTV on Time Warner Cable’s channel 16. Bombers

Football is cablecast live and re-shown on a tape-delayed basis at 7 p.m. the day of the game. It is produced

by seniors Ryan Boyce and Allison Gainza.

For the fourth year in a row, every Bomber home game will be streamed online. Fans can watch for free

(a high-speed connection is required; dial-up connections will not work) through a link provided on the

Ithaca website at www.bombers.ithaca.edu/schedules.asp?path=football.

In addition, Time Warner Cable regularly broadcasts the Cortaca Jug game live in the Cortland, Ithaca

and Syracuse markets as well as other selected areas throughout the state.

Every Sunday at 9 p.m. ICTV viewers can watch The Gridiron Report, a live game-review program

featuring coach Mike Welch. The Gridiron Report, which is produced by senior Becky Goodling, can be

seen courtesy of cable companies throughout New York.

ON TEAMLINE

Bomber fans can hear the live play-by-play coverage of

Ithaca football even when they can’t make it to the game.

Just call TEAMLINE at 800-846-4700 and enter Ithaca’s

four-digit access code (3945). Charge the call on your

Visa or Mastercard credit card and listen to the action,

broadcast live by WICB-FM, over the phone. Fans can

listen as long as they like and pay only for the time they

listen. The longer the call, the lower the per-minute rate.

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2008 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Date Opponent Site Time

September 6 LYCOMING Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

September 13 King’s Metzler Fields; Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 1 p.m.

September 20 HARTWICK • Butterfield Stadium (Homecoming Weekend) 1 p.m.

September 27 St. John Fisher • Growney Stadium; Pittsford, N.Y. 1 p.m.

October 11 Norwich • Sebine Field; Northfield, Vt. 1:30 p.m.

October 25 FROSTBURG STATE Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

October 25 UTICA • Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

November 1 SPRINGFIELD • Butterfield Stadium 1 p.m.

November 8 Alfred • Merrill Field; Alfred, N.Y. 1 p.m.

November 15 Cortland SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex; Cortland, N.Y. noon

• Empire 8 game

Home games in CAPITAL LETTERS.

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