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<strong>fall</strong><br />

Date Tournament Name location<br />

Sept. 9-11 Central Connecticut State Invitational Wethersfield CC, Wethersfield, Conn.<br />

Fri., Sept. 16 St. Joseph’s Fall Invitational Sprain Lake GC, Middle Island, N.Y.<br />

Sept. 17-19 Northeast Intercollegiate Championships Timberlin GC, Berlin, Conn.<br />

Sat., Sept. 24 Susquehanna Fall Invitational Susquehanna Valley CC, Sleinsgrove, Pa.<br />

Tues., Sept. 27 Dual Match TBA Siwanoy CC, Bronxville, N.Y.<br />

Tues., Oct. 4 Dual Match TBA Rock Spring CC, West Orange, N.J.<br />

Sat., Oct. 8 at Assumption Passaconaway CC, Litchfield, N.H.<br />

Oct. 9-10 Southern New Hampshire Fall Invitational Passaconaway CC, Litchfield, N.H.<br />

<strong>spring</strong><br />

Date Tournament Name location<br />

Sat, March 24 La Salle University Spring Invitational Talamore CC, Horsham Township, Pa.<br />

Fri., Apr. 6 Yale Spring Opener Yale University GC, New Haven, Conn.<br />

Sat. Apr. 14 Lafayette College Spring Invitational Northampton CC, Bethlehem Township, Pa.<br />

Mon., Apr. 14 Peacock Invitational Neshanic GC, Neshanic Station, N.J.<br />

Fri. Apr. 27 MAAC Championships Disney’s Magnolia GC, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.


this is manhattan college<br />

Quick Facts<br />

Location......................................................................................... Riverdale, N.Y.<br />

Enrollment....................................................................................................3,200<br />

Founded.......................................................................................................... 1853<br />

Nickname...................................................................................................Jaspers<br />

Colors...................................................................... Green (PMS # 349) & White<br />

Conference......................................................... Metro Atlantic Athletic (MAAC)<br />

President....................................................................Brennan O’Donnell, Ph. D.<br />

Executive Vice President/Provost...................................... William Clyde, Ph. D.<br />

Vice President of Student Life.......................................Richard Satterlee, Ph. D.<br />

Director of Athletics.............................................................Robert J. Byrnes, ‘68<br />

Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator......Deborah Gregory<br />

Team Physicians............................................................ Anthony Maddalo, M.D.<br />

......................................................Greg Cavaliere, M.D., Christine Curran, D.O.<br />

Team Chiropractor............................................................ Theresa Pirraglia, D.C.<br />

Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine......Doug Straley MS,ATC,CSCS<br />

Athletics Travel Coordinator...................................................................Jim Duffy<br />

Assistant Athletic Director for Communications & Marketing...........Stephen Dombroski<br />

Operations Manager.....................................................................Elvys Quezada<br />

Compliance Coordinator................................................................. Ariel Pesante<br />

Academic Advisor................................................................ Br. David Trichtinger<br />

Athletics Secretary..............................................................................Susan Pape<br />

Athletic Department Phone.............................................................718-862-7227<br />

Athletic Department Fax..................................................................718-862-8020<br />

Website................................................................................ www.GoJaspers.com<br />

Directions to Draddy Gymnasium<br />

Home of Jasper Athletics<br />

From South:<br />

Triborough Bridge — Follow signs to Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) North,<br />

and proceed to the Van Cortlandt Park South Exit. Bear right and go back over<br />

the Expressway toward Broadway. Make a right at Broadway. At second traffic<br />

light, turn left onto Manhattan College Parkway. Make another left and follow<br />

campus road to Draddy Gymnasium.<br />

Henry Hudson Parkway — Take Exit 20, W. 239th St. This puts you on Henry<br />

Hudson Parkway Service Road. At stop sign, bear left through intersection<br />

(past monument). Bear right at fork (before overpass) onto Manhattan College<br />

Parkway. Go left to Draddy Gymnasium parking lot.<br />

From North:<br />

Saw Mill River Parkway to Henry Hudson Parkway. Take Exit 21, W. 246th St.,<br />

straight on the Henry Hudson Parkway Service Road. At 239th St. (second<br />

traffic light), turn left, then again (around monument). Bear right at fork<br />

(before overpass) onto Manhattan College Parkway. Go left to Draddy Gymnasium<br />

parking lot.<br />

New York State Thruway South (I-87) connects with the Major Deegan to Van<br />

Cortlandt Park South Exit. Turn right at top of ramp then right onto Broadway.<br />

At second traffic light, turn left onto Manhattan College Parkway. Make<br />

another left and follow campus road to Draddy Gymnasium.<br />

From East:<br />

Bronx Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway South<br />

(I-95). Take Major Deegan Expressway North (I-87) to Van Cortlandt Park<br />

South Exit. Bear right, going back over the Expressway, and make a right onto<br />

Broadway. At second traffic light, turn left onto Manhattan College Parkway.<br />

Make another left and follow campus road to Draddy Gymnasium.<br />

From West:<br />

George Washington Bridge—Follow signs to Henry Hudson Parkway northbound<br />

(for automobiles only; otherwise take Major Deegan Expressway northbound).<br />

Take Exit 20, W. 239th St. This puts you on Henry Hudson Parkway<br />

Service Road. At stop sign bear left through intersection (past monument).<br />

Bear right at fork (before overpass) onto Manhattan College Parkway. Make<br />

another left and follow road to Draddy Gymnasium.<br />

*Note: Buses and trucks must follow directions using Major Deegan Expressway.<br />

Commercial vehicles are not allowed on Henry Hudson Parkway.<br />

athletic communications<br />

Stephen Dombroski<br />

Assistant Athletic Director<br />

for Communication and Marketing<br />

Office Phone: 718-862-7228<br />

Stephen.Dombroski@manhattan.edu<br />

Joe Clifford<br />

Assistant Sports Information Director<br />

Office Phone 718-862-7709<br />

Joseph.Clifford@manhattan.edu<br />

Christian Heimall<br />

Sports Information Graduate Assistant<br />

Golf Contact<br />

Office Phone 718-862-7728<br />

Christian.heimall@manhattan.edu<br />

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Jerry Wood<br />

Head Coach • Manhattan ‘75<br />

Jerry Wood is in his first season as head coach of<br />

the Jaspers’ men’s golf team. A 1975 Manhattan<br />

graduate, Wood served as team captain during his<br />

senior year.<br />

An accomplished player, Wood finished in the<br />

top 10 at the 2010 Long Island Senior Open and<br />

reached the semifinals of the 2009 Havemeyer<br />

Senior Invitational. He has also qualified for the<br />

Long Island Amateur and Travis Golf Tournament.<br />

A member of both the Huntington Country Club<br />

and Garden City Golf Club, Wood set a record at<br />

Huntington by qualifying for the club championship<br />

36 consecutive years, winning it once. In addition,<br />

he received Huntington’s first caddy scholarship in<br />

1971 and currently chairs the scholarship committee,<br />

which awards $15,000 annually.<br />

Wood graduated Magna Cum Laude from<br />

Manhattan with a degree in accounting. As a<br />

senior, he received the Jasper Award, which goes<br />

to the graduating student-athlete with the highest<br />

cumulative GPA. He received an MBA in finance<br />

from New York University in 1980. Wood has worked<br />

at Morgan Stanley for 30 years.<br />

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2012 roster<br />

Name class hometown/Last School<br />

Pat Bibaud Sr. Worceser, Mass/St. John’s<br />

Chris Calabro So. thornwood, N.Y./Westlake<br />

Matthew Creamer Jr. Sutton, Mass./St. John’s<br />

Chris Critelli Sr. garden City, N.Y./Garden City<br />

Marc Delzio So. new Rochelle, N.Y./Brewster<br />

Jonathan Feuer So. Williston Park, N.Y./Herricks<br />

Robert Kehoe Sr. katonah, N.Y./John Jay<br />

Mike Schutsky fr. Rumson, N.J./Rumson-Fair Haven Regional<br />

Paul Toohey So. Yonkers, N.Y./Fordham Prep<br />

Head Coach – Jerry Wood, 1st Season (Manhattan ’75)<br />

Pronunciation Guide<br />

Bibaud – Bee-bough<br />

Calabro – Cuh-lah-bro<br />

Delzio – Del-zee-oh<br />

Schutsky – Shut-ski<br />

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Patrick Bibaud<br />

Senior • Worcester, Mass./St. John’s<br />

2010-11: Placed 15th in the Golden Eagle<br />

Invitational on 9/17/10...shot a 79 at the<br />

Rehoboth Beach Invitational on 9/27/10...<br />

added another top 15 finish with an 81 in<br />

the SNHU Penmen Invitational on 10/10-<br />

11/10...shot a 79 in the opening round of the<br />

Lafayette Invitational on 4/9/11...recorded an<br />

81 at the Peacock Invitational on 4/26/11.<br />

2009-10: Shot a 78 at the St. Joseph’s College<br />

Classic 9/18/09... recorded a 79 in a dual<br />

match victory vs. Yeshiva 9/23/09... logged<br />

a team-leading 78 in a dual match vs. Saint<br />

Peter’s 10/2/09... led Manhattan with a score<br />

of 77 in dual match victory vs. Assumption<br />

College 10/10/09... recorded two round<br />

scores of 77 and 80 in Jaspers third place<br />

finish at Penmen Classic 10/11/09... shot<br />

a 79 in dual match victory vs. Saint Francis<br />

4/16/10... helped team finish third at Saint<br />

Peter’s Peacock Classic by logging an 81.<br />

2008-09: Posted an 86 vs. Yeshiva 9/7/08...<br />

had a 76 vs. Saint Peter’s 10/7/08... shot a 79<br />

vs. Saint Peter’s 4/17/09... and also shot a 77<br />

vs. Saint Peter’s 4/8/09.<br />

Before Manhattan: High school team<br />

was state champions three years in a row...<br />

was a two time high school letterman in golf...<br />

also played on the high school basketball<br />

team and was captain of his high school<br />

volleyball team.<br />

Personal: Born October 17, 1989...<br />

majoring in finance... parents are Timothy<br />

and Elizabeth... has brother Timothy and<br />

sister Alli.<br />

Chris Critelli<br />

Senior • Garden City, NY/Garden City<br />

2010-11: Was second on the team in<br />

scoring average int he <strong>spring</strong> with average<br />

finish of 80...shot an 82 in Manhattan’s<br />

first place finish at the Purchase College<br />

Golf Invitational on 9/21/10...helped the<br />

team to a sixth place finish in the Spring<br />

Fling at Philip Rotella Golf Course on<br />

4/4/11 with a score of 80...shot a 77 in a<br />

dual match with Saint Peter’s on 4/5/11.<br />

2009-10: Recorded an 81 in team’s<br />

first place finish at Yeshiva University<br />

Invitational 9/15/09... shot a 77 to finish<br />

second on the team at the St. Joseph’s<br />

College Classic 9/18/09... logged an 82 in<br />

dual match vs. Yeshiva to help Jaspers set a<br />

lowest team score record of 292 (9/23/09)...<br />

recorded an 81 in dual match vs. Saint Peter’s<br />

College 10/02/09...finished with an 81 in dual<br />

match victory over St. Francis 4/16/10.<br />

2008-09: Made his collegiate debut with a<br />

76 at St. Joseph’s Fall Invitational 9/12/08...<br />

finished in a tie for 41st at the MAAC Golf<br />

Championships in April ‘09... shot an 80 at<br />

the Yeshiva Invitational 9/1/508... posted<br />

a two round score of 165 (82/83) at the<br />

Monmouth University Hawk Invitational 9/28-<br />

29/08... put up a 76 vs. Saint Peter’s 4/7/09.<br />

Before Manhattan: High school team<br />

was Nassau County golf champion his senior<br />

year... collected five high school letters in golf.<br />

Personal: Born November 11, 1989...<br />

majoring in enigineering... parents are<br />

Christopher and Rosanne... has brother<br />

Matthew and sisters Jackie and Marisa.<br />

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Robert Kehoe<br />

Senior • Katonah, NY/John Jay<br />

2010-11: Part of the 200 yard freestyle team<br />

that finished third at Bridgeport on 11/6/11...<br />

finished 7th in the 100 yard freestyle at Pace<br />

University...also a member of the Jaspers<br />

golf team...shot a 78 in the CCSU Blue Devil<br />

Fall Invitational on 9/13/10...helped team<br />

to an 8th place finish at Rehoboth Beach<br />

Invitational on 9/27/10...had a 10th place<br />

finish in the SNHU Penmen Invitational...shot<br />

a 75 in a dual match against Saint Peter’s on<br />

4/5/11...another top-25 finish in the Lafayette<br />

Invitational and Peacock Invitational...MAAC<br />

All-Academic selection.<br />

2009-10: Named to the MAAC All-Academic<br />

Team... shot a team-leading 74 to pick up<br />

low medalist honors and help Manhattan to<br />

a second place finish at the Susquehanna<br />

Fall Invitational 9/25/09... posted a 79 in<br />

dual match win vs. Assumption College<br />

10/10/09... recorded two day scores of 84<br />

and 75 in Jaspers third place finish at Penmen<br />

Classic 10/11/09... shot a team-best two-day<br />

score of 157 at Monmouth Hawk Invitational<br />

10/26/09... logged a 78 in dual match victory<br />

over Saint Francis 4/16/10... compiled<br />

scores of 81, 81 and 83 at 2010 MAAC<br />

Championship... finished third on team with<br />

scoring average of 79.8.<br />

2008-09: Tied for 39th overall with a 246<br />

at the MAAC Golf Championships in April<br />

‘09... made his collegiate debut at the Yeshiva<br />

Invitational on 9/15/09 and shot a 79...<br />

posted a 78 at the Susquehanna Invitational<br />

9/27/08... posted a 166 (84/82) at the<br />

Monmouth University Hawk Invitational<br />

9/28-29/08... had an 80 vs. Saint Peter’s<br />

10/7/08... finished 40th overall at the FDU<br />

Knight Invitational 10/20-21... tied for 26th<br />

overall at the Peacock Classic, shooting an 81<br />

4/14/09.<br />

Before Manhattan: Was named allleague<br />

in high school... was a two-year starter<br />

on the high school golf team.<br />

Personal: Born September 18, 1990...<br />

majoring in engineering... parents are Robert<br />

and Mary... has brother Brian and sister<br />

Jacqueline...sister is on cross country and<br />

track team at Stony Brook.<br />

Matthew Creamer<br />

Junior • Sutton, Mass./St. John’s<br />

2010-11: Followed up impressive freshman<br />

year with another solid sophomore<br />

season...second on the team in average<br />

scoring for <strong>fall</strong> 2010 with a 76.9 average...<br />

took first place, while pacing team to<br />

a title, with a 72 in the Golden Eagle<br />

Invitational (9/17/10)...helped take<br />

Manhattan to a third place finish in the<br />

SNHU Penmen Invitational with an 80 on<br />

10/11/10.<br />

2009-10: Burst onto the season with<br />

scores of 79 and 81 at Mulekicker Classic<br />

at West Point 9/29/09... shot a 70 to<br />

pick up low medalist honors in team’s first<br />

place win at St. Joseph’s College Classic<br />

9/18/09... recorded a 75 to help Jaspers set<br />

new school record for lowest team score<br />

(292) vs. Yeshiva 9/23/09... logged a 75 at<br />

Susquehanna Fall Invitational 9/25/09...<br />

assisted in Manhattan’s third place finish<br />

at Penmen Classic with two round scores of<br />

79 and 73 10/11/09... runner-up medalist at<br />

Susquehanna University Spring Invitational<br />

4/18/10... led Manhattan with a 76 at Saint<br />

Peter’s Peacock Classic 4/20/10... recorded<br />

scores of 84, 77 and 83 at 2010 MAAC<br />

Championships... finished second on team<br />

with 77.29 scoring average.<br />

Before Manhattan: Was a Super T & G<br />

all-star while in high school... won a Pioneer<br />

Award... was a two year letterman in golf.<br />

Personal: Born December 6, 1990...<br />

parents are Mark and Srika Creamer... has<br />

sister Samantha... majoring in marketing.<br />

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Chris Calabro<br />

Sophomore • Thornwood, NY/Westlake<br />

2010-11: Made an impressive debut for<br />

Manhattan by finishing third on the squad<br />

in scoring average with a 78.2 in the <strong>fall</strong> and<br />

a 78.7 in the <strong>spring</strong>...finished 20th with a<br />

77 in the CCSU Blue Devil Fall Invitational<br />

on 9/13/10...took third in the Golden Eagle<br />

Invitational (9/17/10) with a 75...helped the<br />

Jaspers defeat Saint Peter’s in a dual match<br />

on 9/22/10 with a 75...led Manhattan with<br />

a 78 in the Rehoboth Beach Invitational on<br />

9/27/10...shot the low score for the Jaspers<br />

in the River Hawk Invitational placing 8th<br />

with a combined 159 (86-73) the weekend<br />

of 4/16/11...finished 19th in the MAAC<br />

Championships with a 156 (81-75) at Disney’s<br />

Magnolia Golf Course.<br />

Before Manhattan: Six time letterwinner<br />

at the prep and high school golf levels...<br />

awarded athletic honors and all section<br />

during senior year at Westlake.<br />

Personal: Born October 16, 1992, parents<br />

are Frank & Ellie Calabro...sisters are Candice<br />

‘05 and Linda... majoring in business.<br />

Marc Delzio<br />

Sophomore • New Rochelle, NY/Brewster<br />

Before Manhattan: Four time<br />

letterwinner in high school...also recieved<br />

two letters in soccer and basketball...<br />

named All-League in Soccer and Golf...<br />

walked-on to Manhattan Golf Team<br />

Personal: Born December 15, 1991...son of<br />

Marc and Lisa Delzio...as one sister, Marissa,<br />

who has committed to play basketball<br />

in college at West Connecticut...mother,<br />

Lisa, played softball and and basketball for<br />

Manhattan<br />

Jonathan Feuer<br />

Sophomore • Williston Park, NY/Herricks<br />

Before Manhattan: Attended the<br />

University of Delaware, did not play golf...<br />

was named an All-Conference golfer<br />

as a sophomore as well as All-County<br />

Honorable Mention as a senior in high<br />

school...played four years of baseball as<br />

well...was named All-Conference baseball<br />

player in 2010<br />

Personal: Born December 14, 1991...<br />

majoring in english... parents are Martin and<br />

Susan... has one sister, Elizabeth.<br />

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Paul Toohey<br />

Sophomore • Yonkers, NY/Fordham Prep<br />

2010-11: Debuted as one of the top golfers<br />

on the team pacing Manhattan in scoring<br />

average with a 76 in the <strong>fall</strong> of 2010 and a 78.5<br />

average in the <strong>spring</strong> of 2011...placed fourth<br />

in the CCSU Blue Devils Invitational with a<br />

73...tied with teammate Matthew Creamer to<br />

win the Golden Eagle Invitational shooting<br />

an even 72 on 9/17/10...helped Manhattan<br />

to a first place finish in the Purchase College<br />

Golf Invitational with a round of 80...finished<br />

39th in his MAAC Championships debut with<br />

a combined 169 (85-84) at Magnolia Golf<br />

Course.<br />

Before Manhattan: Three-time Most<br />

Outstanding Athlete selection as a member of<br />

the Fordham Prep golf and bowling teams...<br />

received First Honors recognition four times<br />

during high school career... winner of the<br />

Matteo Richi award.<br />

Personal: Born October 14, 1992... parents<br />

are Francis and Phyllis Toohey... majoring in<br />

engineering.<br />

Mike Schutsky<br />

Freshman • Rumson, NJ/Rumson-Fair Haven Regional<br />

Before Manhattan: Four-time<br />

letter winner in high school...served as<br />

team captain senior year...was part of<br />

Group II South/Central New Jersey State<br />

Championship team in 2009 and 2011...<br />

helped win Group I title in 2010.<br />

Personal: Born June 8, 1993...parents are<br />

Michael and Sarah Morris-Schutsky... has<br />

one sister Brigid...four family members have<br />

attended Manhattan College...majoring in<br />

Communication.<br />

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Golf Team All-Time Records<br />

Lowest Non-Tournament<br />

Competitive Round<br />

66 Thomas Romano ’11 at Glenwood CC, 2009<br />

Lowest MAAC Tournament<br />

Competitive Round<br />

69, 69 Chris Damiano ‘03 both at Lake Buena Vista CC, 2000<br />

Lowest Individual<br />

MAAC Score Two Rounds<br />

69/69 Chris Damiano ‘03 at Lake Buena Vista CC, 2000<br />

Lowest Individual<br />

MAAC Score Three Rounds<br />

72, 73, 77 Chris Damiano ‘03 at Lake Buena Vista CC, 2002<br />

Lowest Dual Match Team Score<br />

297, (Perry, Baney, Romano, Bibaud) vs. St. Peter’s, 2009<br />

Lowest Non-MAAC One Round<br />

Tournament Team Score<br />

297, (Damiano, Hand, Rizzotti, Okeson)<br />

at St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational 2001<br />

Lowest Gross Medalist - Non MAAC<br />

143 (71/72) Matt Creamer ’13 at Wethersfield CC, 2011<br />

Lowest One Round Team Score<br />

MAAC Championship<br />

299, (Damiano, Tobias, Wiederlight, Hand) 2002<br />

at Lake Buena Vista CC<br />

Lowest Two Round Team Score<br />

MAAC Championship<br />

609, (Damiano, Tobias, Wiederlight, Hand)<br />

at Lake Buena Vista CC 2002<br />

Lowest Three Round Team Score MAAC<br />

Championship<br />

923, (Damiano, Tobias, Wiederlight, Hand)<br />

at Lake Buena Vista CC 2002<br />

Most Members on All-MAAC Team<br />

2002: Chris Damiano (222) 3rd, Marty Tobias (225) 5th place<br />

Lowest Non-MAAC Two Round Team Score<br />

601, (Damiano, Hand, Rizzotti, Okeson)<br />

at St. Thomas Aquinas Invitational 2001<br />

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metro atlantic athletic conference<br />

With 10 institutions strongly bound<br />

by the sound principles of quality and<br />

integrity in academics and excellence<br />

in athletics, the Metro Atlantic<br />

Athletic Conference is in its 31st year<br />

of competition during the 2011-2012<br />

academic year.<br />

The MAAC was founded in 1980<br />

by six charter members: the U.S.<br />

Military Academy, Fairfield University,<br />

Fordham University, Iona College,<br />

Manhattan College and Saint Peter’s<br />

College. Competition followed one<br />

year later in the <strong>fall</strong> of 1981 with<br />

members competing in the sports<br />

of men’s cross country and men’s<br />

soccer. On January 2, 1982, Army<br />

traveled to Iona for the first MAAC<br />

men’s basketball game and the<br />

MAAC story had begun.<br />

Today, Conference members<br />

include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Loyola University<br />

Maryland, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider<br />

University, Saint Peter’s College, and Siena College. In addition, associate<br />

members include the University of Detroit Mercy, Jacksonville University<br />

and Virginia Military Institute in men’s lacrosse. St. Francis (N.Y.) College,<br />

Villanova University, VMI and Wagner College are all associate members of<br />

the MAAC Women’s Water Polo League. Drake University, Robert Morris<br />

University and Sacred Heart University compete in women’s rowing, while the<br />

University at Albany, Boston University and the University of Hartford began<br />

competition in women’s golf in the <strong>spring</strong> of 2010. The MAAC will support 24<br />

sports and championships during the 2011-2012 academic year.<br />

The MAAC Basketball Championships move to Springfield’s MassMutual<br />

Center to host the 2012-2014 championships. By having an excellent working<br />

relationship with various facilities, the MAAC has been able to attract a<br />

number of NCAA Championship events. Most recently, the MAAC and Rider<br />

co-hosted the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Wells<br />

Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The MAAC, Canisius College and Niagara<br />

University successfully hosted the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball<br />

Championship First and Second Rounds at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New<br />

York. All three parties hosted the event in 2004 and 2007. The MAAC and<br />

Rider University co-hosted the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball<br />

Championship Regional at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., after<br />

recording the third highest attendance figure for the women’s championship<br />

with the First and Second Rounds in 2006. The MAAC and Rider will work<br />

together to co-host the 2012 NCAA Rowing Championships at Mercer Lake in<br />

West Windsor, New Jersey.<br />

MAAC Associate Sports<br />

In June of 1995, the MAAC continued to develop opportunities for studentathletes<br />

as the conference announced the formation of the MAAC Men’s and<br />

Women’s Lacrosse Leagues. The men’s league began competition in the <strong>spring</strong><br />

of 1996, while the women’s league commenced in the <strong>spring</strong> of 1997. The<br />

men’s league consists of four MAAC schools -- Canisius, Manhattan, Marist,<br />

and Siena – and three associate members – Detroit, Jacksonville and Virginia<br />

Military Institute. The women’s league consists of MAAC institutions Canisius,<br />

Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Niagara and Siena.<br />

In 2002, the MAAC added the MAAC Women’s Water Polo League. The<br />

league is currently made up of three MAAC schools – Iona, Marist and Siena<br />

– as well as four associate members, St. Francis (N.Y.), Villanova, VMI and<br />

Wagner.<br />

Sacred Heart started participating in MAAC Women’s Rowing in the <strong>spring</strong><br />

of 2008. Drake University joined the league for the 2010 MAAC Championship,<br />

while Robert Morris began competition in the <strong>spring</strong> of 2011.<br />

In the summer of 2009, the MAAC added three associate members – Albany,<br />

Boston University and Hartford – to women’s golf, with the programs starting<br />

competition against MAAC members Fairfield, Niagara and Siena in 2009-2010.<br />

Academics and<br />

Athletics<br />

The MAAC prides itself on the<br />

accomplishments of its studentathletes<br />

in the classroom, as well<br />

as on the field. Mary Beth Riley, a<br />

1991 graduate of Canisius, was the<br />

first recipient of the NCAA Woman<br />

of the Year Award. In the <strong>fall</strong> of<br />

1998, Erin Whalen, a member of<br />

the Iona women’s rowing team,<br />

was awarded one of the nation’s 32<br />

Rhodes Scholarships for academic<br />

achievement and civic leadership.<br />

Jose Vargas, a Loyola student, was<br />

also awarded a Rhodes Scholarship<br />

in 1999.<br />

First-class facilities are the rule<br />

with MAAC schools, as teams<br />

regularly play in top-notch arenas,<br />

such as Madison Square Garden, the IZOD Center, HSBC Arena, Times<br />

Union Center, the Arena at Harbor Yard and the Sun National Bank Center.<br />

The other MAAC championships boast their share of outstanding locales as<br />

well, such as the Reverend Harold Ridley, S.J., Athletic Complex at Loyola,<br />

where the women’s soccer championship will be contested in the <strong>fall</strong> of 2011,<br />

and Joe Bruno Stadium in Troy, New York, home of the 2012 MAAC Baseball<br />

Championship. This year, the MAAC will take its men’s championship to<br />

Orlando, Florida, where it will conduct its post-season event at the ESPN<br />

Wide World of Sports Complex. The MAAC Men’s and Women’s Golf<br />

Championships will be held at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course.<br />

In the past several years, a number of the MAAC schools have also enjoyed<br />

success in NCAA Championships. MAAC schools have made a total of 77<br />

NIT appearances and 47 NCAA appearances. In addition, Iona and Rider<br />

participated in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, with the Gaels<br />

advancing to the championship game. The Manhattan women participated<br />

in the Women’s Basketball Invitational, reaching the semifinal round of the<br />

tournament. The MAAC currently possesses 13 automatic bids to NCAA<br />

Championships in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s<br />

and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis,<br />

men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s water polo. In 2007, the Marist<br />

women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 before <strong>fall</strong>ing to the<br />

eventual National Champion, the University of Tennessee. In the <strong>fall</strong> of 2009,<br />

the No. 11 Iona men’s cross country team finished tied for eighth place at the<br />

NCAA Championship race, extended the Gaels’ streak to eight straight Top<br />

10 national finishes. Iona softball, Manhattan track, Manhattan baseball and<br />

Loyola lacrosse have also flourished on the national stage.<br />

The MAAC has also been a leader in the forefront of technology, expanding<br />

the notoriety of the league into cyberspace. In 2007, the league reached an<br />

agreement with JumpTV, Inc., now NeuLion, Inc., to design the MAAC web<br />

page. MAACSports.com has been a great success, providing fans with up-todate<br />

contest results, live and on-demand video and an online merchandise<br />

store. The MAAC, in conjunction with NeuLion, launched an iPhone app in<br />

February 2011. The league is looking to expand its offerings with Android and<br />

iPod apps, scheduled for release during the 2011-12 academic year.<br />

The MAAC President for the 2011-2012 academic year is Rev. Jeffrey von<br />

Arx, S.J., the President of Fairfield University. The Vice-President is Dr. Eugene<br />

J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., the President of Saint Peter’s College. Jim Paquette,<br />

Director of Athletics at Loyola University Maryland, will chair the Committee<br />

on Athletic Administration, and Theresa Berg, Associate Athletic Director/<br />

Senior Woman Administrator at Niagara University will serve as Vice Chair.<br />

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Dr. Brennan O’Donnell is the 19th president of Manhattan<br />

College, having assumed the responsibilities of the<br />

position July 1, 2009.<br />

Dr. O’Donnell comes to Manhattan from Fordham College<br />

at Rose Hill, Fordham University’s oldest and largest<br />

school. As dean of Fordham College, he was the chief<br />

academic officer of a College of Arts and Sciences enrolling<br />

about 3,200 students under a faculty of more than 200.<br />

Before coming to New York, Dr. O’Donnell spent 17 years<br />

at Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland),<br />

where he served as a professor of English and, from<br />

1999-2004, as director of the university-wide Honors Program.<br />

An active scholar, his teaching and research interests<br />

focus mainly upon poetry, especially of the British Romantic<br />

period, and on religion and literature, particularly contemporary<br />

American Catholic writers. He has authored two<br />

books on the poetry of William Wordsworth and co-edited<br />

The Work of Andre Dubus, a collection of essays published<br />

as a double issue of Religion and the Arts. In addition, Dr.<br />

O’Donnell has published articles, essays and reviews in<br />

some of the leading journals in his field. At Manhattan, he<br />

will continue to hold a faculty appointment, as he had at<br />

Fordham and Loyola, as professor of English.<br />

As the first president of the College not to be a member<br />

of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Dr. O’Donnell is<br />

treading new ground at Manhattan College. He has experience<br />

in such transitions, however, as he was also the first<br />

layperson to serve as dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill.<br />

His publications and lectures demonstrate a keen engagement<br />

in issues of faith and education, specifically Catholic<br />

higher education. From 1994–2000, he served as editor<br />

of the national magazine Conversations on Jesuit Higher<br />

Education, and he was a member of the National Seminar<br />

on Jesuit Higher Education from 1993–2000. In addition, he<br />

has served as a board member for the Lilly Fellows Program<br />

and for Collegium, a consortium of Catholic universities that<br />

strives to strengthen faculty understanding of and participation<br />

in the mission of Catholic higher education.<br />

A native of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley, Dr. O’Donnell<br />

earned his B.A. with highest distinction and Honors in<br />

English at The Pennsylvania State University in 1981, where<br />

he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an M.A.<br />

and a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel<br />

Hill in English and American Literature and Language. He is<br />

the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, awards and<br />

honors.<br />

Dr. O’Donnell is married to Angela O’Donnell (formerly<br />

Alaimo), a poet and writer who teaches at Fordham, where<br />

she serves as associate director of the Francis and Ann Curran<br />

Center for American Catholic Studies. The couple has<br />

three sons: Charles (a graduate of Saint John’s University,<br />

Minnesota, and a teacher in the St. Paul, Minnesota, public<br />

schools), Patrick (a 2009 graduate of Columbia University,<br />

currently pursuing graduate studies in philosophy<br />

in Leuven, Belgium), and Will (a senior English major at<br />

Fordham).<br />

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A 1968 graduate of Manhattan College, Byrnes enters<br />

his 24th year as director of athletics.<br />

Since his arrival back to Riverdale in May of 1988,<br />

Byrnes has presided over a renaissance period in<br />

Manhattan College athletics. During his tenure,<br />

the men’s and women’s basketball programs have<br />

earned eight NCAA Tournament bids (four women,<br />

four men). Additionally, the Jaspers have appeared in<br />

five postseason and preseason National Invitational<br />

Tournaments (NIT). Women’s soccer and men’s and<br />

women’s lacrosse began competition at the Division<br />

I level under Byrnes, and 14 different teams have won<br />

conference championships-men’s and women’s cross<br />

country, men’s and women’s indoor track, men’s and<br />

women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s basketball,<br />

men’s and women’s lacrosse, volleyball, men’s<br />

tennis, softball and baseball. In addition, to date, 26<br />

student-athletes have received All-America honors for<br />

both athletic and academic achievements.<br />

Before returning to Manhattan, Byrnes spent 13<br />

years with the Morrison-Knudsen Company, one of<br />

the largest engineering and construction firms in the<br />

nation.<br />

A native of Garrison, New York, Byrnes earned his<br />

undergraduate degree in physical education with a<br />

minor in biology. He also holds an M.B.A. from City<br />

University in Seattle, Washington.<br />

As an undergraduate, Byrnes was a member of the<br />

Jaspers’ club football team. Byrnes served as team<br />

captain and played both defensive tackle and offensive<br />

end. He spent one season as an assistant coach and<br />

helped guide Manhattan to a 6-2 overall record in<br />

1969.<br />

Upon graduation, Byrnes began a teaching and<br />

coaching career at Queen of Peace High School in<br />

North Arlington, New Jersey. He also served as the<br />

school’s director of athletics from 1970-73. Under his<br />

leadership, Queen of Peace registered state tournament<br />

appearances in baseball and basketball, while<br />

also capturing the Parochial “B” State Championship<br />

in football (1972).<br />

In addition to his responsibilities at Manhattan, Byrnes<br />

served two stints (1997-99, 2004-06) as president<br />

of the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association,<br />

at one time the sponsoring body of the NIT. He<br />

also served on the NCAA Championship Committee<br />

in 1999-2000. He is currently the chair of the Metro<br />

Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s Basketball<br />

Committee and the Committee on Athletic Administration,<br />

as well as a member of the ECAC Officials<br />

Negotiating Committee. In recognition of his years of<br />

outstanding contributions to Jasper athletics, Byrnes<br />

was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall<br />

of Fame in 2004.<br />

Byrnes resides in Croton-on-Hudson, New York,<br />

along with his wife, Rosemary. He is the father of five<br />

children: Bob, Carolyn (Manhattan ’97), Brian (Manhattan<br />

’99), Darren and Brigid.


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