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     2007-08
  ANNUAL REPORT
                  Dear Friends of Hofstra Athletics,

                  Welcome to the 2007-08 Hofstra Athletics annual report,
                  Continuing the Tradition. The report is a broad look back at
                  student-athletes, coaches, and teams that are a part of our
                  University’s history.

                  Since its first athletic contest in 1935, Hofstra University has
                  remained committed to offering a highly competitive athletics
                  program. Throughout its history, the men
                  and women who have represented Hofstra
                  in athletic competition have been devoted
                  to academic and athletic excellence. This
                  mission continues today.

    The many achievements from this past year serve as
    another chapter in the Pride’s outstanding history. Four
    Colonial Athletic Association championships, NCAA
    Tournament wins by women’s soccer, softball and wrestling,
    and the men’s lacrosse victory over #1 Johns Hopkins                                   Jack Hayes and Hofstra
    highlighted this past year. Additionally, several student-athletes received All-           President Stuart
                                                                                          Rabinowitz with 2008 Hall
    American and Academic All-American honors, and men’s basketball standout               of Fame inductee Arthur
    Antoine Agudio became Hofstra’s all-time leading scorer, breaking the record                  Strunk ’52
    Steve Nisenson had established in 1965.

    As you read through this report, I hope you enjoy looking back at the rich
    tradition of Hofstra Athletics. This publication includes photos of teams and
    individuals that have helped Hofstra Athletics become what it is today. The
    names and the playing facilities have changed, but the commitment to be
    successful and represent Hofstra
    University in a first-class manner remains.

    We are excited about the challenges and
    opportunities that await us in 2008-
    09, and we look forward to having you
    join us as the tradition continues.

    Sincerely,



                                                 The Hofstra Softball Class of 2008 – Pam Dreslinski, Courtney Oliver
2                                                 and Genevieve Haney – is the winningest class in program history.
    Jack Hayes                                   The trio poses with Jack Hayes and President Rabinowitz at the 2008
                                                                Pride Student-Athlete Awards Banquet
    Director of Athletics
  Softball has won 11 consecutive conference titles,
   including seven straight CAA Championships




                                                               The women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Second Round after
                                                                winning the CAA Championship for the second time in three years




                                                               Championship Teams
The 1968 men’s soccer team, which won the MAC Championship     Throughout its history Hofstra has won many
and advanced to the NCAA Championship, celebrates its 40th     conference championships, including four CAA
                     anniversary in 2008
                                                               Championships during the 2007-08 season.
                                                               Since 1999-00, the Pride has claimed 35
                                                               conference championships in football, volleyball,
                                                               men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball,
                                                               wrestling, softball, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse
                                                               and men’s tennis.




   Men’s lacrosse won its second conference championship
                      in three seasons




                                                                The wrestling program has won the CAA Championship each
                                                                           year since joining the league in 2001-02

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 The 1981-82 women’s basketball team went 27-9 and won the
Eastern AIAW Division II championship to advance to the AIAW
        Division II National Championship Tournament
        The 1992 team was Hofstra’s first Women’s Soccer squad




        Women’s Soccer
        Tradition
                                                                                                    Rebecca Wachsberger ’06
        The women’s soccer team has achieved a great                                               holds Hofstra’s all-time saves
                                                                                                         record with 302
        deal in a short time. The 1993 season marked the
        first year as a Division I program, and in 1994 the
        team won 16 games and advanced to the ECAC
        Tournament quarterfinals. The team has won 165
        games and has made two NCAA Tournament
        appearances in its 15-year history.
                                                                 Christa Eidenweil ’01 scored
                                                                  39 goals during her career
                                                                  and ranks #1 on the Pride’s
                                                                   career goal scoring list




                                                                                                  Suzanne Newell ’98 is Hofstra’s
                                                                                                    all-time leading scorer with
                                                                                                    89 points, and holds single
                                                                                                   game records with four goals
                                                                                                  and nine points versus Central
                                                                                                         Connecticut in 1996
     JoAnne Russell (center), a member of the Hall of Fame
    Class of 2008, is flanked by Women’s Soccer Coach Simon
     Riddiough (left), and current and former players at the     Jerilyn Marinan ’01 holds the
4    2008 Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame Luncheon. JoAnne          program record for assists
      won 138 games during her 13-year coaching career at        with 26 and ranks in the top
                              Hofstra                             five in goals (27) and points
                                                                               (80)
2007 Women’s
Soccer Review
•	 Posted an 18-4 record

•	 18 wins is a school record

•	 Won second CAA Championship
   in three years to advance to            Brooke DeRosa’s 14 goals tied for the
                                           second highest single season mark in
   NCAA Championship                                 program history


•	 Earned first NCAA win with 1-0                                                     Sue Weber was a finalist for the
   victory over Ohio State                                                            National Women’s Soccer Player
                                                                                                of the Year

•	 Senior class won 53 games
   during its four years and is the
   winningest class in program history

•	 Brooke DeRosa and Sue Weber
   were named third team All-
   Americans

•	 Sue Weber became the first three-
                                         Krystal Robens’ 12 shutouts in 2007 were a
   time CAA Defensive Player of                       school record
   the Year in conference history
                                                                                      Tiffany Yovino was named a second
                                                                                          team Freshman All-American
•	 Edel Malone, Sue Weber and
   Brooke DeRosa were first team
   All-CAA and All-Northeast
   Region selections

•	 Sue Weber was the Big Apple
   Soccer Player of the Year and
   the Nassau County Sports
   Commission Female College
   Athlete of the Year                                                                                                    5
                                                Simon Riddiough was named the Northeast Region
                                                               Coach of the Year
     Walter “Brick” Stone                 Jon Masa ’06 is Hofstra’s only three-time All-American,
     founded the program and              earning the honor in 2003, 2005 and 2006, and was the
     served as its head coach                         2005 CAA Wrestler of the Year
     for 13 years, winning 77 dual
     matches



                                                                                                        Marty Willigan ’69, a 2007
                                                                                                     inductee into the Hofstra Hall of

      Wrestling Tradition                                                                           Fame, was Hofstra’s first Wrestling
                                                                                                      All-American after earning the
                                                                                                          honor in 1968 and 1969

      The wrestling program began at Hofstra in 1946,
      with the 1947-48 squad serving as Hofstra’s first
      varsity team. The Pride has sent wrestlers to the
      NCAA Championships in 43 seasons and has
      earned 25 All-America accolades, including a
      school-record four in 2007. The Pride scored
      their first win over a top-ranked program when
      it upended #1 Minnesota, 18-17, at the 2006
      Northeast Duals.


                                                                           Noel Thompson ’04 was a four-time NCAA Championships
                                                                                   qualifier and a two-time CAA champion




    Eric Schmiesing ’01 was a two-time All-American and a four-time
                        Academic All-American

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                                                                            Russell Jones ’99 was the ECWA Champion at 184 pounds in
                                                                            1999 and was also named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the
                                                                                        1999 New York State Championship
2007-08
Wrestling Review
                                        Alton Lucas won 29 matches in 2007-08 and qualified for
                                        his first NCAA Championship after winning the CAA title
•	 Compiled	a	13-8	record                                   at 174 pounds


•	 Went	6-0	in	the	CAA	to	extend	
   conference unbeaten streak to
   60 matches                                                                           Charles Griffin won 126
                                                                                        matches during his Hofstra
                                                                                        career and is the ninth Pride
•	 Won	CAA	Championship	for	                                                            wrestler to earn two All-
                                                                                        America accolades
   seventh consecutive season

•	 Sent	seven	wrestlers	to	the	
   NCAA Championships and
   placed 15th as a team

•	 Charles	Griffin	(third	place)	and	
   Alton	Lucas	(eighth	place)	earned	                                                                Dave Tomasette
                                                                                                     was a two-time
   All-America accolades                                                                             CAA Champion and
                                                                                                     qualified for four
                                                                                                     NCAA Championships
•	 Charles	Griffin	earned	his	second	                                                                during his tenure
   straight CAA Wrestler of the
   Year Award

•	 Ryan	Patrovich	and	Justin	Danz	
   were selected to the CAA All-
   Rookie Team

•	 Lou	Ruggirello	was	the	top	
   ranked wrestler at 133 pounds in
   November, becoming the Pride’s
   first-ever #1 ranked wrestler
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                                        Lou Ruggirello repeated as CAA champion in 2007-08 and
                                            was also named to the NWCA All-Academic team
        Dana Bennett ’99 was the first                                                              Jen Smith ’00 was a two-time
      Hofstra player to record 10 home                                                            America East Pitcher of the Year
      runs in a season in 1999 and ranks                                                          and won 78 games for the Pride in
             sixth all-time with 23                                                              her four seasons. She also collected
                                                                                                    234 hits, including 44 doubles




                                                   Stacy Jackson ’95 was a 2007 inductee
                                                 into the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame and
                                                  helped lead the Pride to the 1993 and 1995
                                                   NCAA Championship. She holds several
                                                   school records, including victories (96),
                                                   innings pitched (885) and no-hitters (6)



    Softball Tradition                                                                           Ashley Lane ’07 (below) was a four-
                                                                                                  time All-CAA selection and holds
                                                                                                   Hofstra career records with 40
    Hofstra has established itself as one of the                                                      home runs and 180 RBIs
    top softball programs in the country, winning
    an NCAA-record 11 consecutive conference
    championships and advancing to 11 NCAA
    Softball Championships, including six
    consecutive. The program has advanced to
    three regional finals in the last five years and has
    won 12 NCAA Tournament games in the last
    six years. The program also holds many victories
    over nationally-ranked teams, including one over
    top-ranked UCLA, 10-5, in 2000.
                                                                 Heather Brousseau ’03 was an
                                                                Academic All-American in 2003,
                                                                 as well as a two-time All-CAA
                                                                            selection




                                                                                                                    The 1998 team won
                                                                                                                    the America East
                                                                                                                    Championship,
                                                                                                                    starting Hofstra’s
                                                                                                                    record run of
    Danielle Stewart ’03 became                                                                                     11 consecutive
8     Hofstra’s first Olympic                                                                                       conference titles
     medalist when she won a
    bronze medal as part of the
    Australian team at the 2008
           Beijing Games
2008
Softball Review
•	 Posted	a	45-13	record
•	 45	victories	is	a	school	record
•	 Won	its	11th	straight	conference	
   championship to extend its own NCAA
   record
•	 Hosted	an	NCAA	Regional	for	the	third	                                               Courtney Oliver had a team-high four
   consecutive season                                                                  home runs and 40 RBIs in 2008, and also
                                                                                          posted a 10-3 mark in the circle
•	 Finished	19th	in	the	rating	percentage	
   index	(RPI)	out	of	282	teams	
•	 Hofstra’s	senior	class	of	Pam	Dreslinski,	
                                                 Kayleigh Lotti was 23-6 this past
   Genevieve	Haney	and	Courtney	Oliver	           season and ranked sixth in the
   became the winningest class in program        nation in fewest hits allowed per
   history with 166 wins in their four seasons          seven innings (3.7)

•	 Kayleigh	Lotti	established	a	new	career	
   strikeout record with 743, surpassing Hall
   of Famer Stacy Jackson’s 638 set from
   1992 to 1995
•	 Michele	DePasquale’s	25-game	hitting	
   streak broke the 18-game record set by
   Hall of Fame player Crystal Boyd in 1993                                            Bill Edwards was named CAA Coach of
                                                                                                      the Year
•	 Kris	Root’s	26	stolen	bases	were	also	a	
   school record, surpassing the old mark of
   21 set by Laura Sweeney in 2006
•	 Kayleigh	Lotti	was	the	CAA	Pitcher	of	the	
   Year for the second consecutive season          Casey Fee was a catalyst for
                                                 the Hofstra offense with 58 hits,
•	 Six	players	–	Kayleigh	Lotti,	Michele	          37 runs scored and 25 stolen
   DePasquale, Casey Fee, Erika Bernstein,             bases in 25 attempts

   Courtney Oliver and Sara Michalowski
   –	were	named	first	team	All-CAA,	
   while Pam Dreslinski was a second team
   selection
•	 Pam	Dreslinski,	Casey	Fee	and	Kayleigh	
   Lotti were first team All-Mid-Atlantic
                                                                                                               Pam Dreslinski
   Region selections                                                                                         led the team with
                                                                                                              a career-best 14
•	 Head	Coach	Bill	Edwards,	Associate	                                                                        doubles in 2008
   Coach Larissa Anderson and Assistant                                                                      and also drove in
   Coach Ryan Realmuto were named the                                                                             30 runs        9
   NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching             Michele DePasquale, who hit a team-best .363, was perfect
   Staff of the Year                               with the glove, handling 379 chances without an error
                                                         Tom Kessler ’02 holds Hofstra’s all-
                                                        time goals scored mark with 140 and
                                                            was a two-time All-American




                                                                                                           Howard “Howdy”
                                                                                                          Myers took over as
                                                                                                        coach of the lacrosse
                                                                                                        team in 1950 and won
                                                                                                         215 games during his
     Doug Shanahan ’01 was the first recipient                                                         25-year career as head
     of the Tewaaraton Trophy in 2001, which is                                                                 coach
     presented to the College Lacrosse Player
                    of the Year




     Men’s Lacrosse Tradition
     Hofstra men’s lacrosse dates back to the 1949 season. In its
     60 years of competition, the Pride has had five head coaches and
     has made 14 NCAA Tournament appearances, which is the 12th
     most in NCAA history. The Pride posted their first win over a #1
     ranked opponent when they defeated Johns Hopkins, 8-7,
     in 2008.



                                            Michael LaCrosse ’89 scored a
                                           school record 10 goals in a game              John Orsen ’06 was an All-American and a first
                                           against Virginia in 1989 and was             team All-CAA selection in 2006 after helping the
                                           the East Coast Conference Most                  Pride advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals
                                             Valuable Player that season




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     Phil Mordente ’66 was an All-
       American in 1965 and 1966
     and is Hofstra’s all-time points                                                    Phil Marino ’75 was a two-time All-American in
             leader with 211                                                             1973 and 1975, and was inducted into the Long
                                                                                              Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1990
2008 Men’s
                                                                              Jay Card was named to the All-World
                                                                               Team as a member of Team Canada
                                                                                at the 2008 World Championships

Lacrosse Review                                                                after scoring 22 goals for the silver-
                                                                                       medal winning squad

•	 Posted	a	10-6	record

•	 Won	the	CAA	Championship	
   with an overtime win over Drexel

•	 Advanced	to	the	NCAA	
   Championship for the 14th time in
   program history
                                           Anthony Muscarella scored 28
•	 Anthony	Muscarella	was	named	         goals and added 14 assists to lead
   an honorable mention All-                the Pride in scoring in 2008

   American

•	 Michael	and	Kevin	Unterstein	                                                               Kevin Unterstein
                                                                                               was the 2008 CAA
   were selected to play in the North-                                                         Championship Most
   South	Senior	All-Star	Game                                                                  Outstanding Player
                                                                                               and led the team
                                                                                               with 70 ground balls
•	 Kevin	Unterstein	was	named	the	
   CAA Defensive Player of the
   Year

•	 Jay	Card	was	named	CAA	
   Rookie of the Year

•	 Anthony	Muscarella	and	Kevin	
   Unterstein were both named to
   the All-CAA first team

•	 Jay	Card,	Michael	Unterstein	
   and Steve Prifte were second
   team All-CAA selections
                                                                                 Michael Unterstein was a co-
•	 Steven	DeNapoli	and	Jay	                                                     recipient of the Nick Colleluori
                                                                                Unsung Hero Award at the 2008
   Card earned CAA All-Rookie            Tom Dooley’s overtime goal against     Hofstra Student-Athlete Awards
                                                                                                                        11
   accolades                              Drexel in the CAA Championship                    Banquet
                                         Game sent Hofstra to its 14th NCAA
                                              Tournament appearance
                                                        Devale Ellis ’06, who played for the
                                                     Detroit Lions, caught 176 passes for 2,207
                                                     yards during his four years at Hofstra and
                                                      was a two-time All-Atlantic 10 selection




       Charlie Adams ’01, who played for the
       Denver Broncos, was a third team All-
     American in 2000 and ranks third all-time                                                             Emil Wohlgemuth ’85 was an All-
      in receiving yards at Hofstra with 2,649                                                             American in 1984 after hauling in
                                                                                                          60 passes for 927 yards and eight
                                                                                                        touchdowns. Following graduation, he
                                                                                                        signed a free agent contract with the

       Football Tradition                                                                                           New York Jets



       Hofstra football has a long, rich tradition that dates
       back to the 1937 season. Throughout the years,
       Hofstra has produced a strong crop of wide receivers,
       many of whom have gone on to professional careers.




                                                                                                             Wayne Chrebet ’95, an 11-year
                                                                                                           veteran of the National Football
                                                                                                            League with the New York Jets,
                                                                                                         twice led the Pride in receiving and
                                                                                                           set the single season and career
                                                                                                         touchdown marks with 16 (1994) and
                                                                Terry Kosens ’62 led the Pride in       31, respectively. He was Hofstra’s first
                                                              receiving as a junior and senior, and           1,000-yard receiver in 1994
12      Marques Colston ’06, who left Hofstra               earned All-America honors in 1962. The
       as the all-time leader in receiving yards           first Hofstra player to be selected in the
      with 2,834, holds the NFL record for most            NFL Draft, he was a 10th round selection
      receptions in his first two seasons with 168              of the Minnesota Vikings in 1963
     and set a New Orleans Saints single season
          record with 98 receptions in 2007
                                                                                          Anthony Nelson led the CAA
                                                                                          and was sixth in the nation in
                                                                                          punt returns with a 15.6 yards
                                                                                          per return average




2007
Football Review
•	 Posted	a	7-4	record

•	 Finished	second	in	the	CAA	
   North Division

•	 Kareem	Huggins	led	the	CAA	in	
   all-purpose yards and was fifth in
   rushing

•	 Eight	Pride	players	were	named	
                                                                                            Bryan Savage threw for 2,668 yards in
   to the All-CAA team, including                                                           2007, the sixth-highest total in school
                                                                                                            history
   first team selections Charles
   Sullivan, Anthony Nelson and
   Gian	Villante

•	 Charles	Sullivan	and	Gian	
   Villante	were	named	to	the	FCS	
   All-America Team
                                                Charles Sullivan set school records for
                                                career receptions (238) and receiving
                                                             yards (2,869)




                                                                                             Ottis Lewis averaged a team-high 17.2
                                                                                                    yards per catch in 2007




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         Gian Villante led the Pride with 110
          tackles and was a two-time CAA
           Defensive Player of the Week
                                                             Rich Laurel ’77 scored 2,102 points for
                                                             Hofstra from 1973-77 and was part of
                                                              Hofstra’s first two Division I NCAA
                                                            Tournament teams. He led the nation in
                                                            scoring at 30.3 points per game in 1976-
                                                             77 and was drafted by Portland in the
                                                                first round of the 1977 NBA Draft




                                                                                                                     Loren Stokes ’07 is the third
       Carlos Rivera ’07 played on three                                                                             leading scorer (2,148 points)
        NIT teams and ranks among the                                                                               in school history and was the
      program’s all-time leaders in points                                                                        2006-07 CAA Player of the Year.
      (1,225), assists (351) and steals (156)                                                                    Helped lead the Pride to three NIT
                                                                                                                   appearances during his tenure



        Men’s
        Basketball Tradition
                                                                                 Steve Nisenson ’65 held
        The history of the men’s basketball program dates                       the all-time scoring mark
                                                                                 for 43 seasons and now
        back to 1936. The Pride has had many great                               ranks second with 2,222
        players suit up for them, including several standout                      points. He played on
                                                                                   two Division II NCAA
        guards.                                                                      Tournament teams




                                                                                                                   Norman Richardson ’01 helped
                                                                                                                     lead Hofstra to two NCAA
                                                                                                                  Tournaments and an NIT during
                                                                                                                  his four years. He was the 2001
                                                                                                                  America East Player of the Year
                                                                                                                  and Haggerty Award recipient,
                                                                                                                    and scored 1,677 points in his
                                                                                                                   career to rank eighth all-time




                                                                                       Jason Hernandez ’01
                                                                                      was a key contributor
                                                                                       on three postseason
                                                                                         teams for the Pride
                                       Craig “Speedy” Claxton ’00 is Hofstra’s       from 1998 to 2001. His
                                           all-time leader in assists (660) and      162 three-pointers are
                                          steals (288), while also ranking sixth       fifth all-time in Pride
                                        in points with 2,015. Drafted in the first                     history
        Rick Apodaca ’03 scored        round by the Philadelphia 76ers, he won
14   1,422 points during his career     an NBA championship as a member of
     from 1999 through 2003 and          the San Antonio Spurs in 2003 and is
     was a member of the Puerto          now a member of the Atlanta Hawks
       Rican Olympic Team that
      competed in Athens in 2004
2007-08
Men’s Basketball
Review
•	 Antoine	Agudio	became	Hofstra’s	
   all-time leading scorer with 2,276
   points, eclipsing Steve Nisenson’s
   43-year old record of 2,222
   points                               All-time leading scorer Antoine
                                        Agudio averaged 22.7 points per
                                        game in 2007-08 and is playing
•	 Antoine	Agudio	was	a	first	team	          professionally in Turkey
   All-CAA selection

•	 Charles	Jenkins	was	named	the	
   CAA Rookie of the Year

•	 Antoine	Agudio	was	a	first	
   team All-District II and All-
   Metropolitan New York selection
                                                                                      Charles Jenkins led the Pride in
                                                                                     steals and averaged 15 points per
•	 Charles	Jenkins	was	named	the	                                                     game last season, and this past
   Metropolitan Basketball Rookie                                                    summer led the Long Island team
                                                                                       to a gold medal at the Empire
   of the Year                                                                                  State Games


•	 The	team	won	its	ESPN	
   BracketBuster game for the third
   consecutive season




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                                        Nathaniel Lester was second on the team in
                                             three-pointers made in 2007-08
                                                 Elizabeth Curley ’07 (below)


     Volleyball Tradition
                                                  became Hofstra’s first All-
                                                    American in 2006 after
                                                 leading the team to a CAA
                                                  Championship and a first
     The volleyball program began in 1976. The    round NCAA Tournament
                                                     victory over Cornell
     team has made six NCAA appearances
     and has produced one All-American, six
     all-district selections and 14 conference
     players of the year.


                                                                                          Hofstra Athletics Hall of Famer
                                                                                        Susan Trommer (Gades) ’86 was the
                                                                                        1985 East Coast Conference Player
                                                                                         of the Year and holds five career
                                                                                               records for the Pride




     Field Hockey
     Tradition
     The field hockey program is
     Hofstra’s oldest intercollegiate
     sport, beginning play in the
     fall of 1935. The team has
     produced three All-Americans
     and numerous all-region
     selections.                                                                         Edith Gallagher ’89 was field
                                                                                         hockey’s first All-American in
                                                                                        1989 and was inducted into the
                                                                                        Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame
                                                    The 1935 team was Hofstra’s first
                                                                                                    in 2008
                                                           field hockey squad
                                                                                         Zak Wright ’96, a 2008 inductee into
                                                                                          the Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame,
                                                                                         was the 1993 East Coast Conference

     Men’s Soccer
                                                                                              Player and Scholar-Athlete
                                                                                                      of the Year


     Tradition
     Men’s soccer began as an intercollegiate
     sport in 1954. The team has made
     four NCAA Tournament appearances,
     including three consecutive from 2004
     to 2006, and has two NCAA
                                                    Ed Gaffney ’69 (above) was an
     Tournament victories.                         All-American in 1969 and scored
16
                                                   a school record 18 goals in 1968
                                                    to help lead Hofstra to its first
                                                          NCAA Tournament
2007                                                                                       Shellane Ogoshi, now an assistant
                                                                                             coach for the Pride, closed her
Volleyball Review                                                                         career as Hofstra’s all-time leader in
                                                                                             assists (4,597) and digs (1,660)

•	 Compiled a 19-12 record
•	 Advanced to the CAA Championship
  Match for second consecutive season

•	 Shellane Ogoshi, Lauren Engle and
  Amanda Beyersdorff each received All-
  CAA accolades

•	 Kristina	Hernandez	became	the	program’s	
  head coach on March 27, 2008                   Harmonie Calinda was named to the
                                                 All-Tournament team at the Hofstra-
                                                           Asics Invitational

2007 Field
Hockey Review
•	 Earned fourth consecutive berth in CAA
  Championship

•	 Brit Blankmeyer and Charlia Warner were
  both selected to the All-CAA second
  team

•	 Amy-Lee Levey was named to the CAA
  All-Rookie team

                                                   Brit Blankmeyer led the Pride in
2007 Men’s                                       scoring in 2007 with seven goals and
                                                              six assists

Soccer Review
                                                                                            Charlia Warner was a second
                                                                                              team all-region pick after
                                                                                            recording five goals and four
                                                                                                   assists in 2007
•	 Johannes	Grahn	was	named	a	Freshman	
  All-American

•	 Four	players	–	Chris	Cox,	Rob	Youhill,	
  Richard	Martinez	and	Johannes	Grahn	–	
  were named to the All-CAA second team

•	 Richard	Martinez	and	Steve	Ehrichs	
  (Puerto	Rico),	Demont	Mitchell	
  (Bahamas)	and	Paul	Alexander	
  (Barbados)	are	each	members	of	their	
  country’s national team

•	 Senior class won 45 games during their
  careers and tied for the winningest class in                                                                                     17
                                                     Chris Cox was selected by the
  program history                                 Baltimore Blast in the third round of
                                                 the Major Indoor Soccer League draft      Johannes Grahn scored 10 goals
                                                                                           during his rookie season, leading
                                                                                          the team and the Colonial Athletic
                                                                                                      Association
     Robert (Red) Benn ’40 was a
      standout in the early years
       of Hofstra baseball and is
        a member of the Hofstra
           College Hall of Fame                                                                 Betsy Lange ’92 led the Pride
                                                                                               in scoring in three consecutive
                                                                                                seasons (1989-92) and scored
                                                                                              1,421 points in her career to rank
                                                                                                   ninth on the all-time list

     Baseball
     Tradition
     Hofstra baseball dates
     back to 1938 and the
     program has produced several players who                    Mike Miller ’95, Hofstra’s
     have signed professional contracts with Major League      all-time leader in home runs
     Baseball	organizations.                                   with 38, was drafted by the
                                                                   Detroit Tigers in 1995




     Women’s
     Basketball Tradition                                      Lizanne Murphy ’07
                                                                scored 1,245 points
                                                                  and ranks second
                                                                in career rebounds
     Women’s basketball began play in 1936. Competing                      with 988
     in the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for
     Women	(AIAW),	the	program	made	an	AIAW	
     National Tournament appearance in 1981-82 and
     three consecutive Eastern Division Championship
     appearances from 1979 to 1982. The Pride made
     their first two Division I postseason appearances in                                             Stephanie Clarke ’97
                                                                                                      recorded 909 saves in
     the 2006 and 2007 Women’s National Invitation                                                    her career, was a three-
     Tournament.                                                                                      time All-American and
                                                                                                      a member of the United
                                                                                                      States National Team




     Women’s
     Lacrosse Tradition
     Women’s lacrosse was instituted as a varsity sport
     in 1976 and has made two NCAA Tournament                          Bridget Eder ’05
                                                                         was a two-time
     appearances. Six All-Americans have played for the                    All-American
18   Pride, including two players that were selected to play           and the only first
                                                                         team selection
     on the United States National Team.                                       (2005) in
                                                                        program history
2008                                                                              Matt Prokopowicz led the Pride


Baseball Review
                                                                                  with a .312 average, eight home
                                                                                     runs and 39 RBIs in 2008



•	 Matt	Prokopowicz	was	a	third	
   team All-CAA selection

•	 Anthony	Sarno	blasted	three	
   home runs in a 10-1 win at
   Delaware

•	 Patrick	Anderson	was	named	
   head coach on August 8, 2008        Brody Fontaine’s six wins is tied for
                                        the second-most in school single
                                                season history

2007-08                               Britné Rodgers averaged 9.4 points
                                       and a team-high 5.0 rebounds per
                                                                                  Candice Bellocchio recorded 100
                                                                                assists during her freshman campaign

Women’s                                        game in 2007-08                  and was part of a United States team
                                                                                  at the Bajan Friendship Series in

Basketball
                                                                                      Barbados this past summer



Review
•	 Britné	Rodgers	was	named	to	the	
   CAA All-Rookie team

•	 Britné	Rodgers	was	a	three-time	
   CAA Rookie of the Week, while
   Candice Bellocchio won the
   award twice


2008 Women’s                                                                       Stephanie Rice was a CAA All-


Lacrosse Review
                                                                                 Rookie selection after recording 27
                                                                                     goals and three assists on
                                                                                             the season


•	 Corrine	Gandolfi	and	Alysse	
   Ruszkowski	were	named	first	
   team All-CAA, while Lauren
   Whitcomb was a second team
   selection                                                                                                           19
                                      Corinne Gandolfi’s 30 goals, 11 assists
•	 Maisie	Osteen	was	second	in	the	    and 41 points led the Pride in 2008

   CAA in ground balls per game
     The men and women’s cross country                  David Alonso ’05 led the Pride in
        teams won Collegiate Track                      stroke average as a freshman in
     Conference championships in 2003                   2002-03




                                                     Cristy Gryzmala ’04 was team
                                                      Most Valuable Player in 2001-02




     Cross Country, Golf                                                                     Laura Walker ’83 won
                                                                                             an AIAW National

     and Tennis Tradition                                                                    Championship in 1982



     Hofstra has a long tradition in cross country, golf and
     tennis. The cross country program has won several
     conference championship, while the golf program
     has produced players that have gone on to serve as
     PGA	club	professionals.	The	women’s	tennis	program	
     boasts an AIAW National Champion, while the men’s
     tennis team made three NCAA appearances from
                                         1999 to 2001.


                                         The 1953 women’s team was one of the first tennis
                                                     teams in school history




                                                                                               Hofstra Hall of Famer Bill
                                                                                              Siegel ’80, who won an East
                                                                                               Coast Conference title in
                                                                                                1980, is the first Hofstra
                                                                                              player to earn an ATP tour
                                                                                                         ranking
20     Pete Sandor ’00 was a two-time
      America East Championship Most
        Outstanding Player in leading
      the Pride to back-to-back NCAA
       appearances in 1999 and 2000
2007-08 Golf Review                                                                                   Sean Davy tied for first at the
                                                                                                        Mount St. Mary’s Classic
Women’s Golf
•	 Placed	second	in	three	events	–	the	Hofstra	
   Invitational, the Mount St. Mary’s Fall Invitational
   and	the	FDU	Knights	Invitational
•	 Maren	Crowley	was	named	head	coach	of	the	
   women’s team on August 19, 2008

Men’s Golf
•	 Posted	two	third	place	finishes	–	at	the	Mount	
   St.	Mary’s	Fall	Invitational	and	the	FDU	Knights	
   Invitational	–	and	one	fourth	place	finish	at	the	
   Hofstra Invitational
•	 Joe	Elliott	was	named	head	men’s	golf	coach	on	
   August 13, 2008
                                                            Alexandra Hanlon led the Pride in
2007 Cross Country                                             scoring average in 2007-08

Review
Men’s Cross Country                                                                                 Abby Pullen finished second at the
                                                                                                    Hofstra Invitational and recorded
•	 Won	the	Hofstra	Invitational	and	placed	second	at	                                                      four top 20 finishes
   the Disney World Classic
•	 Laban	Kemoi	was	the	individual	winner	at	the	
   Hofstra	Invitational,	while	Phil	Giackette	was	third,	
   and both had two top 10 finishes on the season
•	 Laban	Kemoi	was	CAA	Runner	of	the	Week	on	
   September 12
•	 Pete	Alfano	was	named	head	men’s	and	women’s	
   cross country coach on May 20, 2008

Women’s Cross Country
•	 Placed	second	at	the	Hofstra	Invitational
•	 Mary	Sullivan	was	fourth	at	the	Hofstra	Invitational	
   and posted three top 20 finishes
•	 Abby	Pullen	was	CAA	Runner	of	the	Week	on	                   Rich Schmitz placed ninth in the
   October 10                                                   1,500 meter run at the U.S. Track
                                                                 and Field Junior Nationals this
2007-08 Tennis Review                                                     past summer

Women’s Tennis
•	 Posted	a	14-10	record
•	 14	victories	were	the	most	in	program	history                                                                       Lauren Clifton
•	 Advanced	to	the	quarterfinals	of	the	CAA	                                                                             (below) and
   Championship                                                                                                            Christie
                                                                                                                       Gattelaro (left)
•	 Christie	Gattelaro	was	a	second	team	All-CAA	
                                                                                                                      each reached the
   selection, while Lauren Clifton earned third team
                                                                                                                       20-win plateau
   honors                                                                                                              with 25 and 20
•	 Zoe	Taylor	and	Christie	Gattelaro	each	won	                                                                        wins, respectively
   their respective flights at the Hofstra Invitational
   Tournament
•	 Amanda	Foukas	was	named	head	women’s	and	
   men’s tennis coach on September 15, 2008

Men’s Tennis
•	 Compiled	an	11-11-1	record
•	 The	11	wins	were	the	most	since	2004-05
•	 Reached	the	quarterfinals	of	the	CAA	
                                                            Luka Djordjevic won a team-
   Championship                                                                                                                            21
                                                            high 18 matches in 2007-08
•	 Alex	Hosner	won	his	flight	at	the	Scott	Satran	
   Memorial and the Northeast Collegiate
   Tournaments
•	 Luka	Djordjevic	was	a	third	team	All-CAA	
   selection
                                                                     Nick Gallo ’78, the 1977
                                                                     NCAA champion at 126
                                                                        pounds, made three
                                                                      NCAA Championship
                                                                        appearances and is
                                                                     Hofstra’s only wrestling
                                                                         national champion




                                                                                                       The women’s lacrosse team
                                                                                                       made its second NCAA
                                                                                                       Tournament appearance in
       12,292 fans witnessed the 1999 NCAA Lacrosse                                                    2007, hosting a first round
     Quarterfinals match-up between Hofstra and Johns                                                  game against Johns Hopkins
            Hopkins at James M. Shuart Stadium




     NCAA Tradition
                                                                       Heleen Hilhorst ’96
     Hofstra has made 104 trips to the NCAA Tournament                  led the volleyball
     in its history. The wrestling team has made 43 NCAA                    program to the
                                                                         first of six NCAA
     appearances, while men’s lacrosse has 14 appearances. The              Tournaments in
     softball team has made 11 NCAA trips, while men’s basketball         1995, including a
                                                                          first round home
     has played in eight NCAA Tournaments.                             match that season
                                                                              against South
                                                                                   Carolina
     The Pride has had the opportunity to host many of the NCAA
     Championship events in which they have participated. The
     volleyball team hosted an NCAA first round match in its first
     appearance in 1995. The softball team has hosted NCAA
     Regionals	in	1993	(first	NCAA	appearance),	2006,	
     2007 and 2008. Women’s lacrosse was awarded a first
     round game in the 2007 NCAA Championship, while the                                                         Roberto Gittens ’01
                                                                                                                 was a key contributor
     men’s soccer program hosted NCAA Tournament contests                                                        on Hofstra’s back-to-
     in back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006. The football                                                        back NCAA teams in
                                                                                                                 2000 and 2001
     team has hosted NCAA Playoff action in 1983, 1986, 1987,
     1990 and 1999.

     In addition to the Pride’s participation in many NCAA
     Tournaments, Hofstra University has been selected as the
     host institution in several NCAA Lacrosse Championships.
     The first-ever Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Championship final,
     between Cornell and Maryland, was held at Hofstra in 1971.                  A two-time NCAA
                                                                                       All-Regional
     Since then, Hofstra has hosted contests in the quarterfinal                selection, Adrienne
     rounds	on	two	occasions	(1999	and	2001)	and	will	do	so	                     Clark ’05 was part
     a third time in 2009. First round NCAA Men’s Lacrosse                          of three NCAA
                                                                                    Regional teams
     Tournament action has been at Hofstra in 1973, 1993 and                     while a member of
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     2006.                                                                                 the Pride
 NCAA Participation                                                                              Front Row (l to r): Kimberly Hillier, Simon
 Hofstra University is very proud of its NCAA Tournament history and the fact that               Riddiough, Chrissy Arnone, Jay Artinian
 many former Pride student-athletes are members of the Athletics Department staff. The
                                                                                                Back Row (l to r): Rob Anspach, Kahmal Roy,
 following staff members are former student-athletes and each share a special bond as
                                                                                                       Meaghan Almon, Joe Amplo
 members of NCAA Tournament
 teams during their Hofstra tenure.




Meaghan	Almon	’04,	
Assistant	Director	of	Athletic	
Administration - Lettered in
softball from 2001 to 2004
and played on three NCAA
Tournament squads, including the
2004 team that was one win from
advancing to the Women’s College
World Series. Meaghan was a
three-time All-CAA selection as
a catcher and won seven NCAA
Tournament games in her career.

Joe	Amplo	’99,	Assistant	Men’s	
Lacrosse	Coach - Played on
the Pride men’s lacrosse team from 1996 through 1999 and was            Kimberly	Hillier	’07,	Strength	and	Conditioning	Assistant	-	Kim	was	
a	member	of	three	NCAA	Tournament	teams	(1996,	1997	and	                a four-year member of the Pride women’s lacrosse team from 2004
1999).	A	first-team	All-America	East	selection	in	1999,	Joe	helped	     through 2007 and was a two-time All-American and a four-time
the Pride to a berth in the NCAA Quarterfinals that season. He has      All-CAA	first	team	selection.	In	2007	Kim	helped	lead	her	team	to	
also taken part in five NCAA Championships as an assistant coach        their second NCAA Tournament appearance in program history.
for the Pride.
                                                                        Simon	Riddiough	’94,	Head	Women’s	Soccer	Coach - Was a four-
Rob	Anspach	’01,	Assistant	Wrestling	Coach - Was a five-year            year letterman and captain on the men’s soccer team from 1990
member of the wrestling team from 1996 through 2001 and was a           through 1994. Simon has been on the women’s soccer staff for the
two-time NCAA Championships qualifier. Serving as an assistant          past 12 years, including the last two as head coach. In 2005 he was
coach since the 2001-02 season, Rob has also coached 54                 part of Hofstra’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance and last
NCAA participants.                                                      season led the squad to the second round of the NCAA’s.

Chrissy	Arnone	’05,	Assistant	Director	of	Athletic	Development -        Kahmal	Roy	’02,	Assistant	Football	Coach - Played on the Pride
Chrissy was a member of the women’s soccer team from 2002 to            football team from 1998 through 2001 and was a first team All-
2005 and helped lead the Pride to their first NCAA Tournament           American in 2001 after posting a school record 1,221 receiving
appearance as a senior. An Academic All-American in 2005,               yards.	Kahmal	played	on	three	consecutive	NCAA	Playoff	teams	
Chrissy led the team in scoring during her junior and senior seasons.   from 1999 to 2001, helping the Pride advance to the second round
                                                                        on two occasions.
Jay	Artinian	’99,	Associate	Director	of	Athletics	for	Facilities -
                                                                                                                                               23
Three-year letterman on the men’s lacrosse team from 1997 to 1999.
Jay was a member of the 1997 NCAA team, as well as the NCAA
Quarterfinal squad in 1999.
        Carlos Garay ’95 was a two-sport standout in
     wrestling and football and is one of several Garay                                             Gary Flood ’07 was a standout on the
     family members to compete for Hofstra. His uncle,                                             men’s soccer team and now plays for the
       Tony, was a star on the gridiron and went on to                                              New England Revolution of the MLS,
       play in the NFL, while cousins Daniel (football                                              while his brother, Justin, is a senior on
       and wrestling), Cisco (football) and Francesca                                                          the Pride in 2008
             (volleyball) also represent the Pride




                                                                       Staceyann Claxton ’04,
                                                                      sister of men’s basketball

        Family Tradition                                                 all-time great Craig
                                                                      “Speedy” Claxton, was a
                                                                      four-year letterwinner on
                                                                       the women’s basketball
        Family is an important part of the tradition of                          team
        Hofstra Athletics. Whether it is children following
        in their parents’, aunts’ or uncles’ footsteps or
        brothers	and	sisters	donning	the	Blue	and	Gold,	
        Hofstra has a rich history of family ties.



                                                     Chris Prifte ’79, whose sons, Steve and
                                                     Keith, play on the lacrosse team, was
                                                     a member of the lacrosse and football
                                                        squads at Hofstra in the 1970’s




                                                                                                      Jennifer Siegel ’07 played on the
          Kim Kozlowski ’07 was a member                                                           women’s tennis team in 2007, following
         of the women’s lacrosse team from                                                          in the footsteps of her father, Bill, a
24      2004 through 2007, while her brother,                                                       Hofstra Athletics Hall of Famer and
         Aaron, played on the men’s lacrosse                                                       member of the men’s tennis team from
              team from 2000 to 2003                                                                            1978 to 1980
  Family Connections                                            Front Row (l to r): Alex Hannon, Maddie Hannon, Alysse
  This past year, Hofstra had five sets of siblings                          Ruszkowski, Kailey Ruszkowski
  competing for its athletic teams.
                                                               Back Row (l to r): Keith Prifte, Steve Prifte, Pam Dreslinski,
                                                                  Trisha Dreslinski, Kevin Unterstein, Mike Unterstein




Pam	Dreslinski	’08,	Softball - Started all 58 games in      Maddie	Hannon	’11,	Women’s	Lacrosse - Played in two
2008 and batted .306 with a team-high 14 doubles            games during her freshman campaign.
and 30 RBIs. Named to the All-Region and All-Colonial
Athletic Association team, as well as the Academic All-     Steve	Prifte	’09,	Men’s	Lacrosse - Played in 15 games
District squad.                                             and recorded a goal, two assists and 40 ground balls.
                                                            Named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association team.
Trisha	Dreslinski	’11,	Softball - Played in 24 games and
collected seven hits, nine runs and four RBIs.              Keith	Prifte	’09,	Men’s	Lacrosse - Played in three games
                                                            and scored one goal on the season.
Alysse	Ruszkowski	’09,	Women’s	Lacrosse - Started all
16 games on defense this past season, and led the team      Kevin	Unterstein	’08,	Men’s	Lacrosse - Played in all 16
with 25 caused turnovers and was third with 30 ground       games and recorded a team-best 70 ground balls to go
balls. Was named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association   along with two assists. Was the 2008 CAA Defensive
team.                                                       Player of the Year, the 2008 CAA Championship Most
                                                            Outstanding	Player	and	a	North-South	Game	All-Star.
Kailey	Ruszkowski	’10,	Women’s	Lacrosse	- Played in 13
games and recorded five goals on the season.                Michael	Unterstein	’08,	Men’s	Lacrosse - Played in all 16
                                                            games and recorded 20 goals, 13 assists and 35 ground
Alex	Hannon	’11,	Women’s	Lacrosse	- Played in three         balls. Was an All-Colonial Athletic Association selection           25
games as a freshman.                                        and	a	North-South	Game	All-Star.
                                                Carl Orent ’55, Hall of Fame
                                               Class of 2006, was a standout
                                                in lacrosse and football and
                                               was a two-time All-American
                                                         in lacrosse




                                                                               Crystal Boyd ’94, Hall of Fame Class of 2006, was a
                                                                               two-time All-American and led the nation in batting
                                                                                   with a .514 average as a sophomore in 1992




      Bill Thieben ’56, Hall of Fame Class
     of 2006, is Hofstra’s all-time leading
     rebounder with 1,837 and also scored
     2,045 points in his three-year career




      Hall of Fame Tradition
      The Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame was created to honor the
      student-athletes, coaches, administrators and benefactors who
      have made extraordinary contributions and brought distinction
      to Hofstra Athletics. The Hall of Fame was reinstituted in                            Fran Kalafer, Hall of Fame Class of
                                                                                          2007, spent 25 years on the sidelines as
      2006 and features 62 of the University’s finest student-                             coach of the volleyball team and won
      athletes, coaches and administrators.                                                   590 matches during her tenure




                                                                                                              Walter Petersen ’50,
                                                                                                              Hall of Fame Class of
                                                                                                              2007, was a four-sport
                                                                                                              athlete at Hofstra,
                                                                                                              lettering in football,
                                                                                                              baseball, men’s
                                                                                                              basketball, and track
                                                                                                              and field


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       Liz Knauss (Irwin) ’82, Hall of Fame Class of 2006,
         holds the all-time assist mark at the University
             with 828 and also scored 1,455 points
  The Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame
  Hofstra Athletics held its 2008 Hall of Fame Luncheon Saturday,
  February	2,	2008.	The	11-member	Class	of	2008	was	also	recognized	
  that afternoon at halftime of the men’s basketball game against Delaware.           The Hall of Fame Class
                                                                                             of 2008




                            The Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2008 is as follows:

                            •	 Linda	Wing	Caruso	’78	(Field	Hockey	and	Lacrosse)
                            •	 Edith	Gallagher	’90	(Field	Hockey	and	Softball)
                            •	 Terry	Kosens	’63	(Football)
Linda Wing Caruso spoke
                            •	 Phil	Marino	’75	(Lacrosse)
 on behalf of the Hall of   •	 Elizabeth	Parisi	(Parr)	’97	(Volleyball)
 Fame Class at the 2008
       Luncheon             •	 JoAnne	Russell	(Women’s	Soccer	Coach)
                            •	 Walter	“Brick”	Stone	(Wrestling	Coach	and	Administrator)
                            •	 Arthur	Strunk	’52	(Wrestling)
                            •	 Willem	“Butch”	van	Breda	Kolff	(Men’s	Basketball	Coach)
                            •	 Emil	Wohlgemuth	’85	(Football)                                                  27

                            •	 Zak	Wright	’96	(Soccer)
                                                 Nikola Djordjevic ’07 was a two-time
                                                   Academic All-American and CAA
                                                  Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year




     Stefanie Rewitz ’03 was an Academic All-
     American and the CAA Volleyball Scholar-
            Athlete of the Year in 2002

                                                                                            One of the most decorated players in
                                                                                           program history, Alicia Smith ’00 was a
                                                                                         first team Academic All-American in 2000

     Academic Tradition
     Hofstra is extremely proud of the success its student-athletes have in the
     classroom, as well as on the fields of play. The Pride has had a total of
     17 student-athletes earn CoSIDA Academic All-America accolades,
     including eight since 2000. Numerous other student-athletes have
     been selected for other academic honors.




                                                                                                     Giovanni Carmazzi ’00 was
                                                                                                     the 1999 National Football
                                                                                                     Scholar-Athlete of the Year




28     Dr. Hilarie Cranmer ’89, a member of
      the volleyball and women’s basketball         Michael Todd ’07 earned two Academic All-
       teams, was a two-time Academic All-          America selections and was also an NSCAA
       American and was inducted into the                     Scholar All-American
      CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of
                   Fame in 2006
Academic Honors
CoSIDA Academic	All-American
Sue Weber-Women’s Soccer

CoSIDA Academic	All-District
Sue Weber-Women’s Soccer
Liz	Guise-Women’s	Soccer
Lauren	Engle-Volleyball
Shellane	Ogoshi-Volleyball
Nick Altomare-Football
Joanna	Kralowetz-Softball
Carolann Lubach-Softball
Pam Dreslinski-Softball
Kris	Root-Softball
Luka Djordjevic-Men’s Tennis
                                                                                           Joanna Kralowetz owns a 3.42 GPA
CAA Female	Scholar-Athlete	of	the	Year                                                    and has been an Academic All-District
Sue Weber-Women’s Soccer                                                                     selection in each of the last two
                                                                                                          seasons
CAA Women’s	Soccer	Scholar-Athlete	of	the	Year      Darren Townes was a first team All-
                                                    CAA Academic selection in his first
Sue Weber
                                                            season at Hofstra

ECAC Scholar-Athlete	of	the	Year
Sue Weber-Women’s Soccer

National	Soccer	Coaches	Association	of	America	Scholar-All-American
Sue Weber

National	Wrestling	Coaches	Association	All-Academic	Team
Lou Ruggirello

FCS Athletics	Directors	Association	Academic	All-Star	Team
Nick Altomare

CAA All-Academic	Team                                                                              Nick Altomare carries a 3.62
Sam Cherilus-Football                                                                            grade point average and was one
                                                                                                  of just 51 players in the country
Dennis Davis-Football
                                                                                                 to be named to the FCS Athletic
Chris Hanly-Football                                                                              Directors Association Academic
                                                   Niki Williams,
Jaren Harrell-Football                                                                                      All-Star Team
                                                   who carries a
Shaun McQueary-Football                         3.60 grade point
Christina Biedny-Women’s Basketball            average, is a two-
Niki Williams-Women’s Basketball              time first team All-
Linn Quamme-Women’s Basketball                   CAA Academic
Darren Townes-Men’s Basketball                           selection
Ryan Johnson-Men’s Basketball

National	Field	Hockey	Coaches	Association	Academic	Squad
Shannon Alexander
Kathy	Davidson
Amy-Lee Levey
Ayanna McClean
Erica Suitch
Janell	Vanarthos
Nancy Wagenbrenner
                                                                                                                                      29
Intercollegiate	Women’s	Lacrosse	Coaches	Association	Division	I Academic	Honor	Roll
Lauren Eberling                                                                           Shannon Alexander was a five-time
                                                                                          selection to the NFHCA Academic
Jacquelyn	Hetzel                                                                                         Squad
Maisie Osteen
     The Hofstra Pride Club
     Established in 1989, the Hofstra Pride Club provides
     additional financial resources and fan support that is vital to
     achieve and sustain success in Division I college athletics.
     Each year, alumni, parents and friends who join the Pride
     Club enhance the operating needs for recruiting, team
     travel and equipment upgrades.

     Contributions from members also help fund department-
     wide capital projects and bolster scholarship support for our
     student-athletes.

     In 2007-08 Pride Club members contributed a record
     $1,197,955. For a complete listing of the 2007-08
                                                                         Bob Bernstein ’55 (center), the second Hofstra Pride Club
     Pride Club membership, please visit the Hofstra web site            president in the 19-year history of the organization, with
     at Hofstra.edu/Athletics.                                           Director of Athletics Jack Hayes and Executive Associate
                                                                                   Director of Athletics Danny McCabe


     Fundraising Highlights
     •	 James	Metzger	’83	presented	a	gift of $100,000 to
        renovate the men’s lacrosse locker room
     •	 Former	football	player,	Vince	Molinari	’88,	started	the	
        Molinari	Challenge	–	pledging	$150,000	over	a	three-
        year period
     •	 Bob	McKeon	’53	gave	gifts	in	excess	of	$50,000	to	
        support a variety of sport programs
     •	 Randy’79	and	Barbara	Frankel	’81	contributed	
        $25,000 to support the men’s basketball program.
     •	 Rose	’73	and	Gary	Barth	contributed	more	than	
        $20,000 to support a variety of sports and
        department-wide initiatives
     •	 A	Pride	Club	record	of	more	than	
        $38,000 was raised through the 19th                                                         Former Hofstra Director of Athletics
                                                                                                     and Men’s Lacrosse Coach Harry
        Annual	Hofstra	Pride	Golf	Classic                                                              Royle ’70, James Metzger ’83
     •	 Ameriprise	Financial	Services	gave	the	                                                       and Vinny Sombrotto ’81 at the
                                                                                                      Dedication Brunch of the Royle-
        largest corporate gift of $10,000 to                                                          Sombrotto Locker Room in April
        the Pride Club to support Hofstra student-                                                                 2008
        athletes.
     •	 	266	members	contributed	$1,000	or	
        more, an increase of 28 from the previous
        year.
                                                        Joe Sparacio ’89, a long time member of
30                                                       the Hofstra Pride Club Board, recently
                                                         completed his term as president of the
                                                             University’s Alumni Association
                                                 Special	thanks	to	our	Gold	Circle	partners	(featured	below)	
                                                                 for their leadership support:
  The Pride Corporate
  Sponsorship Program
  The Pride Corporate Sponsorship Program
  enjoyed another successful year in 2007-
  08. The following are the highlights from
  the record breaking year:
  •	 37%	increase	in	overall	sponsorship	
     revenue	(cash	and	trade)
  •	 11	new	corporate	partners	including	
     Nationwide Insurance, Dave and Buster’s,
     SportsNet	New	York	and	Zwanger-Pesiri	
     Radiology



   Sponsorship Revenue
       300



       250
       300
                                2008: $278,000
               2007: $268,000




       200
       250


       150
       200


       100
       150


        50
       100


         0
        50
    $278,000 in revenue in the 2007-08 year
     was a 4% increase from the prior year
         0
       900


Sponsorship	Revenue	(Including	Trade)
       800
       900
       700
       800
       600                                       Hofstra	Athletics	also	recognizes	our	valued	Media	partners:
       700
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               2007: $645,000

                                2008: $881,000




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   Over 40 partners generated more than
  $880,000 to assist with department wide
          projects and initiatives
       Hofstra Athletics - (516) 463-6750
     Athletic Development - (516) 463-5281
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             Hofstra.edu/Athletics

				
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