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www.posteagles.comSon of actor Bill Murray coaches hoops for Post

By Ed Daigneault Republican-American

If you know Luke Murray's lineage, you can see the resemblance in his face. But if you don't, and you see the first-year Post University men's assistant basketball coach walk into the gym at the Drubner Center in a baggy T-shirt and sweatpants, well, then he's just another young basketball coach with big dreams.

That's really all he wants to be.

Murray, 23, is the son of actor Bill Murray. While he's proud of that, it's not something he trumpets. When the balls start bouncing and the recruits need recruiting, Luke Murray is just Luke Murray, Post men's assistant basketball coach.

Luke Murray“I've always been a basketball addict,” said Murray, a graduate of Fairfield and St. Luke's High in New Canaan. “It's been long determined that my career would be something in this realm. My father never pushed me in any kind of direction. He's been a supporter. He's excited about the prospect of my career.”

Bill Murray likely didn't have any choice. His son has been pursuing this line of work for a long time.

He began coaching AAU teams in high school, making crucial contacts as a coach for the New York Gauchos. He coached the New England Playaz, a highly regarded AAU program in Springfield, Mass.

He went to UConn his freshman year with the sole purpose of hoping to get in to basketball coaching. There he built a relationship with UConn assistant coach Andre LaFleur that continues. Last year, he worked for Tom Moore as the Quinnipiac director of basketball operations.

For Christy, being a Globetrotter is magical

By Roger Cleaveland Republican-American
Former Post University star Ron Christy now plays for the Harlem Globetrotters. (Jamison C. Bazinet / RA) Prior to each Harlem Globetrotters basketball game, select players display their rhythm, ballhandling and passing skills within the team's trademark magic circle.

The circle is the talent showcase that sets the tone for the entertainment to come and introduces eager fans to some of the greatest showmen in basketball history.

In the past, the magic circle showcased such players as Meadowlark Lemon, Curly Neal, Reece Tatum, Marques Haynes and Wilt Chamberlain. This season, it will feature Post University's former two-time All-American and Stratford native Ron Christy.

Christy, 26, who earned a spot on the Globetrotters' roster in September, recently returned from his first mini-tour with the team after playing 22 games in Mexico.

“It was the most unbelievable thing I ever experienced in my life,” Christy said. “To me, this is the big show. This is what I have been waiting for my whole life. The NBA is great, but I am very happy where I am. I believe this is on an equal level as I would be if I went to the NBA.”

Christy, who was second in the NCAA in scoring (27.1 ppg) and set the Post career points record (2,473), graduated in 2004 thinking he would get a shot at an NBA free-agent camp. When that opportunity never materialized, he played overseas.

Stints in Sweden, Hungary, Spain and Saudi Arabia proved unfulfilling, but he still wasn't ready to end his career. So while working as a plumber and for the town of Stratford to support his family, he kept his basketball dream alive by playing in the Springfield Pro-Am League.

It was there that he was introduced to entertainment basketball.

“I actually kind of got lucky with it,” Christy said. “The owner of the Court Jesters just happened to be in the stands. And when I am playing basketball, I am always smiling and laughing the whole time. He thought my personality fit really well into entertainment basketball.”

Christy admits that as someone who has been serious about basketball from the time he started playing with a crate for a hoop as a young kid, he wasn't sold on the concept of playing basketball for a laugh at first. He went from playing with the Court Jesters to playing with the New York-based Rockets, feeling his way along.

While he loved watching the Globetrotters as a kid and has brought his own three children to see games at Bridgeport's Harbor Yard Arena, he wasn't sure he wanted to mix skits, tricks and off-court shenanigans with basketball himself.

“But after I did it a while, I loved it,” Christy said. “The kids and making people happy through basketball, it's a really good thing.”

He really became serious about comedy basketball when he met Kenny “The Blender” Rodrigues in Springfield.

Rodrigues earned himself a tryout with the Globetrotters and made the team. Once Christy had a couple of seasons of entertainment basketball experience, Rodrigues encouraged him to fly to Houston and try out for the Globetrotters two years ago.

The tryout went well and the Globetrotters were interested, but they didn't have room for him. As a 5-foot-11 guard in a big man's game, Christy has always approached the game with the attitude that he was going to have to outwork others to get what he wanted. He applied that same approach to his newfound desire to play for the Globetrotters.

He worked harder on ballhandling, trick shots and the staple that had carried him as far as he had gotten in basketball – his shooting. Then he went back to Houston to try out again this June.

“The Globetrotters, to me, they became the big show,” Christy said. “So I kind of redirected my goals. To me, it is no different than making it to the NBA. It is one of the biggest accomplishments a basketball player can achieve because they have been around 83 years and have a great tradition and history.”

It wasn't until September that the Globetrotters found room for him on their roster, but now he feels like he is part of a family.

“Since coming onto the Globetrotters, I never felt more comfortable,” Christy said. “I feel right at home, like I have been here my whole life.”

Christy said practice isn't much different from any other professional basketball practice. While the team hasn't lost to its traditional opponent, the Washington Generals, in more than two decades, the Globetrotters take their basketball seriously.

But in addition to their competitive approach to the game, the players all bring skills and hone them with entertainment in mind. Christy said he has a few trick shots he is perfecting, but presently he is primarily a dunker and scorer.

He is part of one comedy skit in which he comes out of the stands, but he said he can't give away the details. What he can say is that he feels like he could be a Globetrotter for life.

“It's such a great organization that when you are done playing, you can stay with them, whether it is coaching or being an ambassador speaking with people and promoting games,” Christy said. “Once you are in, you are pretty much family. I am definitely having fun, and this is going to be my home for a long time.”

The Rise of the Romain Empire--Men's Hoops Stuns South Dakota Behind Frosh's 41

MANKATO, MN - What does Post University have in common with the University of Notre Dame besides sharing the color green?  Both have the University of South Dakota on their men's basketball schedule in 2008-09.  And if the Irish can defeat the Coyotes on December 2nd, they will have something else in common.  Despite falling behind 17-0 to start the game, the Post University men's basketball team completed one of the more improbable comebacks in recent memory en route to a stunning 102-94 victory over South Dakota on the second day of the Pepsi Tip-off Classic on the campus of Minnesota State-Mankato.

Brandon Romain (Fr.- Brooklyn, NY), playing in only his second game of the season after missing the first two due to injury, went for 41 points on 17-22 shooting to lead the Eagles.  Also returning to the lineup with limited minutes was Senior Captain, AJ Reitter, who contributed 16 points, including four field goals from behind the three point arc, in only 15 minutes of action.  Fellow Senior, Omar Robinson continued his consistent play with 14 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

"Brandon had an unbelievable game," Post Head Coach Mike Donnelly said.  "As did AJ and Omar.  And our seniors in general (Jesse Iyalekhue, Simon Barnett, James Lee) gave us some great minutes today."

After erasing the early deficit, Post rallied to take the lead into the locker room at the half, 38-36, only to see South Dakota go on an early second half run to regain the lead 71-62 with just over 10 minutes remaining.  The Eagles proceeded to then go on a run of their own, scoring an astounding 40 points in the last 10 minutes and 14 seconds, opening a 13 point lead at one point, before holding on for the final margin.  They shot 50% from the field for the game and better than 61% from behind the three point arc.

South Dakota, a former Division II power, playing its' first year as a Division I program, is playing a highly competitive schedule that includes both DI and DII schools, including Cincinnati and Notre Dame from the Big East Conference.

"They are a quality team," Donnelly added.  "And Cain was very tough."

Cain was Junior forward, Tyler Cain, whose statline was certainly impressive:  33 points, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals.  All of his points came from inside the arc.  The Coyotes, who defeated Chowan University 92-58 Friday in the first game of the tournament, fall to 1-3 on the season, with both of their other losses coming against Division I competition (Cornell, Cincinnati).  Meanwhile, the Eagles move to 3-1, with a clear vision of where they are headed in the 2008-09 campaign if they can stay healthy.

"This was a great experience for our team," Donnelly said.  "The competition, facility and the people running the tournament were all incredible.  They treated us extremely well."

Saturday's matinee also managed to set a few tournament records.  Romain's 41 points was an individual record, as was the combined total of 196 points between the two teams, besting the 189 points Post set with host Minnesota State just 16 hours earlier.

The Eagles now have a little time to rest and heal before their home and conference opener against Nyack College on December 6.  That is bad news for their opponents.  A healthy Eagles squad could also be a scary one.

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New Sports Announcement - Beginning Fall 2009

Men's & Women's Swimming & Women's Lacrosse will be added in Fall 2009. Interested?  Contact:

Men's & Women's Swimming
R.J. Wojtylak
Head Swim Coach
203-596-4598
rjwojtylak@post.edu

Women's Lacrosse
Coach: TBA
Contact Anthony Fallacaro
Athletics Director
203-596-4531
afallacaro@post.edu

CHAMPIONS!!!  Men's Soccer Routs Holy Family 6-2, in CACC Final

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA - Post University Head Men's Soccer Coach Ted Haley didn't look all that thirsty.  Even so, that didn't stop two of his players, Eurica Trowers and Johan Pineda, from pouring four gallons of ice water over his head in the waning moments of Saturday night's CACC Championship game.  Turns out, the present was exactly what Haley asked for on his 34th birthday, as the ice bath was the culmination of his team's 6-2 victory over Holy Family in a game that left no doubt as to which was the best men's soccer team in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference in 2008.

Simply put, the law of the jungle states that Eagles are not supposed to be able to maul Tigers, but that's exactly what happened for the second time in three weeks.  The Post Eagles, which defeated the Holy Family Tigers 5-2 in Waterbury back on October 18, went one better this time.  Playing with poise and precision on a misty, surprisingly warmish November evening, Post raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead on two goals by Pineda--the tournament MVP--and a single tally by Trowers, who, along with Francis Eno, Mike Semedo and Junior Co-Captain, Andrew Nelson, joined Pineda on the All-Tournament team.

Trowers goal was the picture of finese, as he made a brilliant run across the field to stay onside until Pineda played him in.  Trowers then beat Holy Family keeper, Chuck Bernard and calmly pushed the ball into the open net.  Pineda's 2nd goal was a counterstudy to Trowers' as he laced a 20 yard rocket that caromed off the left post before violently making its way into the back of the net with such force that the goal seemed to shake in its' very foundation. 

And yet, while the raucous Pro-Eagle crowd that traveled down in a busload, began chants of "start up the bus" at halftime, Haley and assistant coaches, Doug Cunningham and Marco Gaspar urged their players to remain focused for the second forty-five minutes.  "Holy Family is a quality side, and one that is certainly capable of battling back into a game if you let them," Haley said.

Holy Family almost did just that.  Goals by Jason Lopez and Matt Kocher pulled the Tigers within 4-2 with 20 minutes remaining.  That made it interesting, but it wasn't nearly enough.  Senior midfielder, Jose Chavez and Junior, Abby Walker, added goals in the 80th and 83rd minutes respectively to put the game away.

In all, five Eagles may have been named to the All-Tournament team, but a host of others were heroes on this night as well.  Alex Brito scored the team's 4th goal of the night on an assist from Luis Figuieredo, and Trowers and Pineda added assists to go with their goals.  Senior Co-Captain and goalkeeper, Dan Nadel had a 1.00 goals against average for the tournament, including a shutout against top seeded Caldwell in the semifinals.

Even more impressive was the fact that Post played most of the game without it's 2nd leading goal scorer, Eno, who had to leave the game with a hamstring pull 15 minutes in, and played stretches of the contest without a hobbled Trowers, the CACC's leading scorer.

For Holy Family, whose Cinderella run through the tournament included upset victories over 3rd seeded Bloomfield and 2nd seeded Dominican, their season ends at 9-12-1 and in the exact same place as last season--impressively in the CACC Championship game.

The Eagles, on the other hand, who came up on the short end of a 1-0 score to Dominican in the 2006 final, raise their season mark to 14-4-3, and eagerly await to see if their name will be one of those announced on Monday afternoon when the NCAA Tournament pairings are announced.  By all logical assessments, they should receive their invite.

Since opening the season, 2-2-1, the Eagles are 13-2-2, including a region best 7-0-2 in their last nine contests.  And they managed to avenge the only two "blemishes" during that span--draws with top seeded Caldwell and Wilmington University--by defeating both in the CACC Tournament.  They are also a perfect 2-0-0 against the ECC, defeating both Bridgeport and Queens College, and own a 3-2-1 mark against the Northeast 10, including victories over New Haven, St. Anselm's and St. Michael's and a draw with Merrimack.

"We certainly feel we've earned a spot in the NCAA's," Haley said, "but we'll have to wait until Monday to find out."

Until then, there is one word that could be used to describe them right now--CHAMPIONS.

Post golf team wins the New England Division II Championship

The Post golf team has again won the New England Division II Championship this past weekend at the Captain's Course in Brewster, MA.  This is a very prestigious championship as it is one of the oldest tournaments in the country.  This was the 74th year of the tournament and is the second time Post has won this event.  The last win was in 2005. 

 We are all very proud of our Golf Team!  GO EAGLES!

McGregor Selected To PING All-Region Team

June 4, 2008

NORMAN, Okla.—Rising sophomore David McGregor was one of 10 golfers that earned Division II PING All-Northeast Region honors by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

McGregor captured the 2008 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) individual championship, with an even-par score of 142 (75-67).

In very difficult conditions in the second-round, the Helensburgh, Scotland native carded a four-under par 67 to claim CACC Player of the Year and CACC Rookie of the Year honors. He was also named to the All-CACC Team, and earned CACC Player and CACC Rookie of the Week honors, twice, during the spring season.

In addition to his first place finish at the CACC Championships, he finished second at the Goldey-Beacom Invitational with a score of 148 (77-71).

McGregor is joined on the team by Garrett Beyor of American International, Mike Dominici of Pace, Anthony Gallardo of UMass.-Lowell, Brant Kummerfeld of Adelphi, Robert Leopold of Bentley, Brian Mackey of Dominican, Joe Tesori of LeMoyne, Jason Thresher of Bryant, and Nick Zolotas of St. Thomas Aquinas.

The 10 All-Region teams consist of 10 players and are selected by the GCAA all-region committees. Any player in the top 50 of the final Golfstat Individual rankings is automatically added to his all-region team.

The Eagles finished the 2007-08 season with their highest-ever finish at the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Championship with a fourth place finish.

Post also captured its third straight CACC Championship title, and finished the regular season ranked No. 3 in the Northeast Region.

The Eagles also won the Peter King Memorial Championship at Dowling College and the AIC Championship during the regular season.

Stakes are high for Post golf team

BY MARK JAFFEE

Friday May 2, 2008

WATERTOWN - A native of Berkshire, England, Lee Wanklyn is getting quite comfortable living in the U.S. and playing for the three-time Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference champion Post University golf team.

"My hope is for some warmer days in the winter, but you can't get everything in life," joked Wanklyn at a recent practice round at Crestbrook Park Golf Course.

On the links, Wanklyn can't imagine life any better for himself and the Eagles' golf team, which has become the most successful sports program at the NCAA Division II school.

Post will compete in the NCAA Division II Northeast Regionals Monday in Wilmington, Del. A win would advance the Eagles to the Division II nationals in Houston, Tex.

"That is our target; we have loads of confidence after winning three tournaments in a row," said Wanklyn. "Opposing teams know that we are the hot team, the team to beat at this moment. Everyone fears us."

Does that put any added expectation on the quartet of Wanklyn, senior Calum Malcolm, junior Jamie Blake and freshman David McGregor (all of Scotland) along with freshman Ryan Philipp, a graduate of Bristol Eastern?

"We like the pressure of being the hot team," said Wanklyn, who was the 2007 CACC Rookie of the Year.

McGregor, who earned the 2008 CACC Rookie of the Year and league Player of the Year honors last week, agreed.

"I am playing well and the team is doing well and I hope it will continue," said McGregor, 21, who has lived in such far and away places as Africa and Thailand before trekking to Post in January for the spring semester.

McGregor found out about Post through a Britain company called Pro Dream USA, specializing in finding U.S. colleges for aspiring European athletes.

"I always wanted to come to America," said McGregor, 21. "There are a lot more sports opportunities here than back home. Here, the competition level is pretty high."

Since Malcolm arrived here in 2004, he has seen the Eagles' golf program grow by leaps and bounds.

In very difficult conditions during the second round of the CACC Championships this year, McGregor carded a four under par 67 to earn individual medalist honors. Also earning a spot on the All-CACC team were Philipp, who finished third overall, Malcolm, who finished fourth, and Wanklyn, who finished tied for fifth.

In very difficult conditions during the second round of the CACC Championships this year, McGregor carded a four under par 67 to earn individual medalist honors. Also earning a spot on the All-CACC team were Philipp, who finished third overall, Malcolm, who finished fourth, and Wanklyn, who finished tied for fifth.

"Initially, golf was a very new program only in its second year, and myself and maybe two others were capable of shooting par," said Malcolm. "We were just filling out the roster. The standard since, not only on our team but throughout the Northeast, has improved dramatically."

Malcolm believes that the Eagles are now getting the attention and success they deserve.

"Now we have five players who can shoot par in a tournament," Malcolm said. "We're all there for each other. We're having fun out there. That's what college golf should be."

Post head coach Pete Stevens said the program has gotten an international flavor due to persistence in recruiting not just on his behalf but from the players' end, as well.

"We now have recognition and students are so computer savvy and they really do their home work on schools," Stevens said. "Last year, I was flooded with e-mails and letters from all over the world (such places as Sweden, Holland, South America). I want to stockpile players to compete for the top five spots. I don't want to have anyone get complacent. I want everyone to keep their competitive edge."

Philipp Captures Pair Of CACC Awards

April 29, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn.—Freshman Ryan Philipp (Bristol, Conn.) garnered a pair of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Weekly Awards, earning CACC Player of the Week and CACC Rookie of the Week for the second time this season.

Post won its third straight tournament in a row last week at the American International College Invitational.

Philipp finished third overall at the AIC Invitational, registering a 148 (+4), on the par-72, 6,640-yard Springfield Country Club course. In the first round, he recorded a 77, and came back in the second round with a one-under 71.

The Bristol, Conn. native also earned dual CACC weekly honors on April 14, after helping the Eagles win the Peter King Memorial, hosted by Dowling College. He registered a 146 (75-71) for the 36-hole tournament, finishing second overall.

In addition, freshman David McGregor (Helensburgh, Scotland) and junior Jamie Blake (Arbroath, Scotland) earned CACC Honorable Mentions, for their play at the AIC Invitational.

McGregor, who is a two-time CACC Player and Rookie of the Week honoree, finished second on the team and fifth overall with a 150 (+6) at the AIC Invitational. After finishing the first round with a 77, he came back to fire a one-over par 73 in the second.

Blake finished tied for seventh overall with a combined score of 152, after carding a pair of 76's.

The Eagles, are preparing for their fourth straight trip to the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Championship at the Northeast/East Super Regional, May 5-7 at the Back Creek Golf Club in Wilmington, Del.

The Eagles won their third straight CACC Championship on the same Back Creek course, on April 15. In difficult conditions in the second round, McGregor carded a four-under par 67 to claim individual medalist honors.

EAGLES SOAR
Post playing with winning attitude

BY MARK JAFFEE

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN
WATERBURY — Watertown's Eric Rovinetti plays baseball with a football-type mentality that Post University baseball coach A.J. McNamara marvels about.

Rovinetti instinctively moved to second base on a delayed steal and to third on a walk when the ball hit in the dirt in the third inning Wednesday.

The next batter, Jim Conto, responded by belting a threerun home run to extend the Eagles' lead in an eventual 174 victory over Albertus Magnus College at Municipal Stadium.

"Eric is focused and determined to be the best he can be," said McNamara, in his second season as head coach. "His energy level is second to none, and the other players fuel off him."

Rovinetti, one of the team leaders in hitting with a .364 batting average, is taking advantage of every at-bat, every chance in the outfield and every chance to score in his senior year.

"My hope is to keep the momentum going in innings and do all of the little things right, like running the bases," said Rovinetti. "Everyone is contributing and do­ing their part. We're all playing re­laxed, having fun and playing with confidence."

Conto drilled his first career home run to left-center field in the third and added an RBI single in the sixth.

"It's a lot easier when runners are on base early in the game," said Conto. "Coach McNamara is stressing to us to make contact and keep the ball in play."

And should the ball sail over the fence, Conto will certainly take it and savor the moment.

"Jim's home run picked up everyone's energy level in the dugout," noted McNamara.

Post's starter, winning pitcher Michael Wolfe (2-1), also gained confidence as he worked with an 8-0 lead. Wolfe allowed just two hits and two walks in five innings.

"Having that run support, I was able to relax and not focus so much on every single pitch," said Wolfe. "Last year, I was tense all of the time and my (earned run average) was not very low. Now, I'm older and smarter. The key is my teammates told me that I needed to relax more and that has made a big difference."

That approach has been conta­gious not only on the mound, but at the plate and in the field, ac­cording to Conto. RA

The Eagles' 3-0 win Tuesday over Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference contender Caldwell, behind Brendan Wyman's four­hit shutout, also helped the team morale.

"Our confidence is rising," said Conto, who is hitting a team-leading .370 through 18 games with 16 hits in 44 at-bats. "We are starting to realize our potential."

They believe that will translate into qualifying for the CACC Tournament, which the Eagles failed to reach last season.
"We are very excited about this season," said senior pitcher Curtis Anthony of Torrington, who struck out the side to end the ninth Wednesday. "We have a veteran squad, some good college trans­fers and definitely high hopes."

Among those transfers is third baseman Corey Huffine, a Colorado native who played at McCook (Neb.) Community College. He hit one of the Eagles' three home runs Wednesday and is hit­ting. 355 with 16 runs scored.

"I chose Post because it was ex­citing to have the opportunity to play every day and be a part of something really good," said Huffine.

McNamara feels that Huffine and fellow juco transfers Mike Moriarty (starting catcher), Donnie Dlabola (right fielder), Ben Shoenberg (pitcher) and Johnny Figueroa (outfield) have blended in well and that something special could be on the horizon for the Eagles (7-11).

"I am really proud of the effort of the players and the direction that the program is taking," said McNamara.

McGregor Fires 67, As Golf Wins Third Straight CACC Championship

April 15, 2008

MIDDLETOWN, Del.-Freshman David McGregor fired a four-under par 67, to lead the Post University men's golf team to its third straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship on Tuesday afternoon at the Back Creek Golf Course.

McGregor, earned individual medalist honors, recorded a 142 for the two rounds, after firing a 75 in the first round on Monday. He was named CACC Player of the Year and CACC Rookie of the Year.

With the win, the Eagles earn the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Championship, which will be held at the same Back Creek Golf Course, May 5-7. The field will be announced at a later date.

"The team showed determination" Head Coach Pete Stevens said at the conclusion of the tournament. "The team is peaking right now, and playing the best they have played all year. Today they played with a great deal of character, character of champions. We still have a lot of work to do as we prepare for the Super Regionals at this same course."

After leading the first round with a score of 303, the Eagles shot a 298 in the second round to win the tournament with a combined score of 601. Wilmington was second with a 623, and Goldey-Beacom comprised the top-three with a 627. Dominican (628), Holy Family (672), Nyack (678), Caldwell (705), USP (705), Philadelphia (738), Felician (767), and Chestnut Hill rounded out the field.

Freshman Ryan Philipp finished third overall with a 152, after registering rounds of 75 and 77.

Senior Calum Malcolm was fourth overall, recording a 75 in the first round, and a 78 in a windy second round. He finished the tournament with a 153.

Sophomore Lee Wanklyn recorded a 154 for the tournament, after finishing with rounds of 78 and 76. Junior Jamie Blake recorded a 164 (83-81).

McGregor, Philipp, Malcolm, and Wanklyn each earned All-CACC honors. Dominican Head Coach Wayne Mackey was named CACC Coach of the Year, and Nyack College won the team sportsmanship award.

The Eagles will prepare for the Northeast Regional, with the American International Invitational April 20-22 at the Springfield Country Club.

Results:

Individual Top-10 (All-CACC Team)
1. David McGregor, Post: 75, 67 - 142
2. Thomas Lalonde, Dominican: 79, 72 - 151
3. Ryan Philipp, Post: 75, 77 - 152
4. Calum Malcolm, Post: 75, 78 - 153
T-5. Lee Wanklyn, Post: 78, 76 - 154
T-5. Vinny Nardo, Wilmington: 75, 79 - 154
T-5. Wes Hood, Goldey-Beacom: 79, 75 - 154
T-5. Brian Mackey, Dominican: 78, 76 - 154
T-5. A.J. Lee, Dominican: 77, 77 - 154
T-5. Justin Grossman, Goldey-Beacom: 79, 75 - 154

Individual Medalist: David McGregor, Post

Rookie of the Year: David McGregor, Post

Coach of the Year: Wayne Mackey, Dominican

Team Sportsmanship Award: Nyack College

Team Results
1. Post University: 303, 298 - 601
Lee Wanklyn: 78, 76 - 154
Ryan Phillip: 75, 77 - 152  
David McGregor: 75, 67 - 142  
Calum Malcolm: 75, 78 - 153
Jamie Blake:  83, 81 - 164

2. Wilmington University: 305, 318 - 623
Lorne Shannon: 76, 83 - 159
Mark Murphy: 79, 79 - 158
Vincent Nardo: 75, 79 - 154
John Purple: 81, 78 - 159
Matt Hall: 75, 82 - 157

3. Goldey-Beacom College: 313, 314 - 627
Rob Hunt: 76, 82 - 158
Mark Agnew: 79, 82 - 161
Wes Hood: 79, 75 - 154
Justin Grossman: 79, 75 - 154
Travis Parker: 85, 84 - 169

4. Dominican College: 316, 312 - 628
Brian Mackey: 78, 76 - 154
A.J. Lee: 77, 77 - 154  
Thomas Lalonde: 79, 72 - 151
Brian Kivleham: 82, 87 - 169

5. Holy Family University: 336, 336 - 672
Matt Deckert: 84, 87 - 171
John Radick: 78, 79 - 157
Ed Szambelak: 87, 87 - 174
Don Masterson: 87, 83 - 170
Steve Grotkowski: 121, 104 - 225

6. Nyack College: 335, 343 - 678
Jonathon Carr: 80, 86 - 166
Andrew Barajikian: 80, 87 - 167
John Driver: 92, 87 - 179
Erick Salvesen: 83, 83 - 166
Marques Jennings: 97, 88 - 185

7. Caldwell College: 347, 358 - 705
Chris Parker: 85, 92 - 177
Brian Luyster: 87, 86 - 173  
Joe Vacca: 86, 92 - 178
John Deperi: 89, 88 - 177
Rob Arena: 104, 95 - 199

8. USP: 350, 355 - 705
Dan Lovette: 81, 81 - 161
Scott Cahayla: 83, 98 - 181
Jason Franck: 87, 82, 169
Mike Moll: 100, 94 - 194
Nate Zook: 99, 103 - 202

 9. Philadelphia University: 366, 372 - 738
P.J. O'Brien: 90, 89 - 179
Russ Pierson: 97, 95 - 192
James Sandham: 89, 107 - 196
James Balletto: 90, 97 - 187
Joe Barricelli: 98, 91 - 189

10. Felician College: 391, 376 - 767
Joe Peters: 86, 86, 172
Joe Leardo: 90, 88 - 178
Rob Young: 87, 89 - 176
Greg Patullo: 128, 113 - 242

11.Chestnut Hill
John McLaughlin: 102, 88 - 190
Mike Gibbons: 88, 90 - 178
Darrell Bachman: 112, 95 - 207
John Durantz: 120, 108 - 228
Jill Schoenherr: 122, 132 - 254

Post Men's, Women's Basketball Hosts 'Think Pink' Night

Friday, Febuary 11, 2008

WATERBURY, Conn. - The Post University men's and women's basketball teams, will hold "Think Pink" Night on February 13 against Bloomfield College. The "Think Pink" campaign is being held in conjunction with the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).

The women's game is set for a 6 p.m. tip-off, while the men's game will tip-off at 8 p.m.

Fans wearing an article of pink clothing that night, will receive free admission, and members of the Post University Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) will be collecting donations for the American Cancer Society and Breast Cancer research. In addition, the American Cancer Society in Meriden, Conn., will have information regarding Breast Cancer Awareness. If you are unable to make it out to the Drubner Center, but would like to make a donation, please contact Assistant Athletic Director Karin Mann at (203) 596-4669, or kmann@post.edu.

The Post University men's and women's basketball teams will wear special "Think Pink" warm-up shirts and the coaching staff and Post University athletic department personal will be wearing special pink shirts as well.

The teams are a part of over 900 Colleges, Universities, and high school basketball programs across the country that is taking part in the "Think Pink" initiative.

The "Think Pink" initiative is a global, unified effort for the WBCA's nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in the communities and beyond. The week set aside for this year's initiative is February 8-17.

"The WBCA is very excited to promote an initiative that touches all levels of our membership and unifies them for such a great cause," said WBCA CEO Beth Bass. "It has been remarkable to watch the support of this initiative grow from 120 teams last year to over 900 teams from a variety for sports for 2008. With the help of each of our members, the women's basketball community and beyond can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer."

For more information on the WBCA's "Think Pink" initiative, please log onto http://www.wbca.org/thinkpink.asp.

For more information on the American Cancer Society, please log onto http://www.cancer.org/.


Eleven Fall Post Student-Athletes Earn CACC All-Academic Honors

Thursday, January 17, 2008

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Senior Vicky Ducharme (Nashua, N.H./Nashua), a management major on the Post University volleyball team, earned her third consecutive appearance on the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Fall All-Academic Team, as 11 Eagles representing four programs were among the 110 student-athletes from each of the 13 conference schools to earn a spot on the team.

The women's soccer team, led Post with four selections, junior Samantha DelRegno (Middlebury, Conn./Pomperaug), a biology/chemistry major, senior Jackie Sutton (Dryden, N.Y./Tompkins Cortland C.C.), a marketing major, sophomore Sarah Beyers (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) a marketing major, and senior Allison Williams (Montgomery, N.Y./Valley Central), a biology/environmental science major, earned spots on the team. DelRegno and Williams earned All-Academic Team kudos for the second time.

Junior Dan Nadel (Farmington, Conn./Farmington), an English major, senior Chris Ouellette (Uncasville, Conn./Uncasville), an English major, and senior Shemi Shlomo (Haifa, Israel/Hugim), a biology major, are making their second appearances on the Fall All-Academic Team for the men's soccer team.

Junior Kerry Smith (Lynbrook, N.Y./Lynbrook) a criminal justice major, joined Ducharme on the All-Academic Team, as part of the volleyball program. It is Smith's second straight appearance on the team.

Women's cross country senior Jamie Salvesen (Clermont, N.J./Middle Township), equestrian major, is making her second consecutive appearance on the team. She is joined by junior Megan Oates (Wareham, Mass./Wareham), equestrian major, earned her first All-Academic honor.

To be eligible for the CACC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must have participated in a CACC Championship sport this past fall, be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have been a student at their current institution for at least two semesters, and achieve a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 or higher through the fall semester.

The Post University athletic department also had 44 student-athletes make the Dean's List, and 73 student-athletes achieved grade point averages of 3.0 or higher in the fall semester. Sixty-four student-athletes finished the fall semester with 3.0 GPA's or better.

 
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