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2010-11 Student-Athlete Handbook

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									St. Joseph’s College (NY) - Brooklyn
2010-11 Student-Athlete Handbook




                         St. Joseph’s College (NY)
                         Brooklyn Campus
                         Athletic Department
                         245 Clinton Ave
                         Brooklyn, NY 11205
                         (718) 940-5833
                         http://www.SJCBears.com
2010-11 Student-Athlete Handbook



                                                           Table of Contents

       Staff Directory...................................................................................................................................................... 3
       Letter from the Dean of Students................................................................................................................... 4
       Letter from the Athletic Director .................................................................................................................. 5
       Athletic Department Mission ........................................................................................................................... 6
       Division III Philosophy Statement .................................................................................................................... 6
       Policies ................................................................................................................................................................... 7
              General Policy............................................................................................................................................... 7
              Student-Athlete Eligibility........................................................................................................................... 7
              Student-Athlete Academic Success Policy ............................................................................................. 7
              Missed Class Time ....................................................................................................................................... 8
              Alcohol ........................................................................................................................................................... 8
              Drug Use........................................................................................................................................................ 8
              Tobacco Use ................................................................................................................................................. 9
              Gambling ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
              Hazing & Initiations................................................................................................................................... 10
              Social Networking & Personal Websites ............................................................................................ 10
              Travel ........................................................................................................................................................... 11
              Sportsmanship ........................................................................................................................................... 11
       Athletic Training ............................................................................................................................................... 12
       Senior Women’s Administrator ................................................................................................................... 13
       Sports Information ........................................................................................................................................... 14
       Fitness Center ................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Home Venues.................................................................................................................................................... 15
       Awards ................................................................................................................................................................ 16
       Employment Opportunities ........................................................................................................................... 16
       Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ........................................................................................ 17


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STAFF DIRECTORY
Administration
Dean of Students                   Dr. Susan Hudec             shudec@sjcny.edu               (718) 940-5854
Athletic Director                  Frank P. Carbone            fcarbone@sjcbears.com          (718) 940-5833
Sports Information Director        Anthony Macapugay           amacapugay@sjcbears.com        (718) 940-5834
Assistant for Special Projects     Hope Barr                   hbarr@sjcbears.com             (718) 940-5835
Athletic Trainer (part time)       Scott Olson                 solson@sjcbears.com            (516) 238-4025
Compliance Coordinator (pt)        Maciej Siekierski           msiekierski@sjcbears.com       (917) 584-9059
Faculty Athletics Representative   Sr. Elizabeth Calfapietra   ecalfapietra@sjcny.edu        (718) 940–5685
Athletic Operations Interns        Joe Hoffmann                jhoffmann@sjcbears.com
                                   Priska Wilson               pwilson@sjcbears.com
Coaching Staff
Women’s Volleyball                 Kathleen O’Neill            koneill@sjcbears.com          (347) 495-8592
                                   Carol Jeanne Kavanagh       ckavanagh@sjcbears.com
                                   Kristin Wulff               kwulff@sjcbears.com
Women’s Tennis                     Jill Spinosa                jspinosa@sjcbears.com         (917) 295-3820
                                   Annamarie Ciorciari         aciorciari@sjcbears.com
M&W Cross Country                  Mark Carbone                mcarbone@sjcbears.com         (917) 334-3453
                                   Theresa Mendez              tmendez@sjcbears.com
Women’s Basketball                 Frank P. Carbone            fcarbone@sjcbears.com         (718) 940-5833
                                   Annamarie Ciorciari         aciorciari@sjcbears.com
                                   Chantelle McCurty           cmccurty@sjcbears.com
Men’s Basketball                   Joseph Cocozello            jcocozello@sjcbears.com       (718) 981-6087
                                   Lukasz Cygan                lcygan@sjcbears.com
                                   Luke Klimaszewski           lklimaszewski@sjcbears.com
Women’s Softball                   Frank P. Carbone            fcarbone@sjcbears.com         (718) 940-5833
                                   Joanne Schmitt              jschmitt@sjcbears.com
                                   Carol Jeanne Kavanagh       ckavanagh@sjcbears.com
Men’s Baseball                     Scott Losche                slosche@sjcbears.com          (917) 952-2531
                                   Jerry Sidman                jsidman@sjcbears.com
                                   Jack Hans                   jhans@sjcbears.com
                                   Mike Kondel                 mkondel@sjcbears.com
Men’s Tennis                       TBA
Men’s Volleyball                   Barbara Cwiekala            bcwiekala@sjcbears.com        (646) 637-3434
                                   Kristin Wulff               kwulff@sjcbears.com
                                   Vincent Giglio              vgiglio@sjcbears.com
Women’s Swimming                   Leonard DeVirgilio          ldevirgilio@sjcbears.com      (917) 865-6833
                                   Jennifer Safi               jsafi@sjcbears.com
Dance Team (club)                  Nicola O’Connor             noconnor@sjcbears.com         (631) 774-7563
                                   Linda Kalmanson             lkalmanson@sjcbears.com       (347) 728-9047
Step Team (club)                   Diana Pierre                dpierre@sjcbears.com          (718) 781-7798
                                   Carelle Cherebin            ccherebin@sjcbears.com
                                   Mabel Joseph                mjoseph@sjcbears.com
M&W Soccer (club)                  Maciej Siekierski           msiekierski@sjcbears.com      (917) 584-9059
M&W Golf (club)                    Anthony Macapugay           amacapugay@sjcbears.com       (718) 940-5834

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LETTER FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENTS




Dear Student-Athlete,
Welcome to the St. Joseph’s College athletic community! I am delighted that you have to chosen to join us at
the Brooklyn campus as both a student and an athlete. As a result, you will experience opportunities often
missed by students who do not get involved in extracurricular activities outside the classroom. Please take
advantage of everything that the College has to offer. Your success as a well-rounded and involved student will
serve you and St. Joseph’s well.
As you know, St. Joseph’s has established a tradition of excellence not only academically, but also recently within
the realm of athletics on the Brooklyn campus. This reputation was built by hard work, sportsmanlike conduct
and positive attitudes both in the classroom and during all athletic events. Now that you are a member of our
growing athletic department, I am confident you will continue to advance our tradition with respect, dignity and
integrity as you strive to fulfill your academic and athletic obligations.
We at St. Joseph’s want to help you succeed with your academic and athletic goals. Please remember to always
ask for assistance when you need it. There are many offices at St. Joseph’s specifically here to help students. If
there is anything that I can assist you with during the course of your time here, please don’t hesitate to stop by
my office in the Student Life suite in Tuohy Hall.
Again, welcome to the Bears and Lady Bears family! Good luck and best wishes for success both on and off the
court in the coming year!!!


                        Sincerely,




                        Dr. Susan Hudec, Ph.D.
                        Dean of Students




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LETTER FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

                            WELCOME TO THE BEARS & LADY BEARS FAMILY !!!


Dear Student-Athlete,
On behalf of the entire athletic department, I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of intercollegiate
athletics here at St. Joseph’s College. SJC enjoys a rich tradition of athletic and academic success, and we are
extremely pleased to have you join our growing “sports family”. This is truly a landmark era in the history of
athletics here on the Brooklyn campus. Our athletic department is committed to providing the very best
athletic experiences and opportunities while competing at the NCAA Division III level. We encourage you to
work hard and give your best efforts both on the court (or field) and in the classroom.
St. Joseph’s College - Brooklyn Campus holds distinct advantages and presents unique opportunities for the
talented student-athlete. The Athletic Department recognizes that education is the top priority and works
closely with the academic faculty to maintain this focus. The primary objective is to develop the student-
athlete’s talents and abilities not only in the arena of competition, but in the classroom as well. In this way, we
strive to produce a well-rounded young adult who is ready to accept and handle the challenges and
responsibilities that exist in whatever path they choose. By constantly striving to provide the best experiences
and opportunities for the St. Joseph’s College student-athlete, this multi-faceted approach has led to a
tremendous amount of success in all of the sports offerings on the varsity and club level for both the Bears and
Lady Bears.
This Student-Athlete Handbook has been prepared as a guide for your participation in intercollegiate athletics at
SJC. Whether you are a new or returning student, the handbook provides valuable information about the
Athletic Department and the College. I encourage you to become familiar with its contents and pay particular
attention to the student-athlete policies and guidelines. Feel free to contact your coach or one of the
administrators if you have questions the handbook does not answer. I also encourage you to familiarize yourself
with the St. Joseph’s College Student Handbook. This can be found at http://bears.sjcny.edu/Athlete-Forms.
This year, in addition to our current roster of 11 extremely successful varsity sports and four club sports, plans
are in the works to continue to expand the number of sports offerings in 2010 and beyond. As you can see,
there’s something for everyone here at SJC. We encourage you to be a part of these terrific new
opportunities!!!
I look forward to another exciting, successful and history-making year of athletic competition and wish you all
the best as part of the Bears and Lady Bears family!


                      Sincerely,




                      Frank P. Carbone
                      Athletic Director




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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION
St. Joseph’s College - Brooklyn Campus holds distinct
advantages and presents unique opportunities for the
talented student-athlete. The Athletic Department
recognizes that education is the top priority and
works closely with the academic faculty to maintain
this focus.
The primary objective is to develop the student-
athlete’s talents and abilities not only in the arena of
competition, but in the classroom as well. In this way,
we strive to produce a well-rounded young adult
who is ready to accept and handle the challenges and
responsibilities that exist in whatever path they
choose.
By constantly striving to provide the best experiences
and opportunities for the St. Joseph’s College
student-athlete, this multi-faceted approach has led to
a tremendous amount of success in all of the sports
offerings on the varsity and club level for both the
Lady Bears and Bears.
St. Joseph’s College is committed to providing all
student-athletes an equal opportunity to learn and be
successful in an environment that promotes academic
excellence and athletic success. The Athletic
Department promotes diversity by welcoming men
and women of different ages, races, religious beliefs      DIVISION III PHILOSOPHY
and cultural backgrounds to participate in all             STATEMENT
activities.
                                                           Colleges and universities in Division III place highest
St. Joseph’s is committed to ensuring that our             priority on the overall quality of the educational
programs are an enduring source of pride to our            experience and on the successful completion of all
student-athletes, staff, alumni and community while        students' academic programs. They seek to establish
working in concert with other College Departments          and maintain an environment in which a student-
to maximize student-life, student recruitment and          athlete's athletics activities are conducted as an
alumni cultivation. St. Joseph’s College is a              integral part of the student-athlete's educational
provisional member of NCAA Division III and we             experience, and in which coaches play a significant
support the principles of fair play, sportsmanship,        role as educators. They also seek to establish and
honesty, integrity and student-athlete well being as       maintain an environment that values cultural diversity
established in the NCAA Division III Philosophy            and gender equity among their student-athletes and
Statement.                                                 athletics staff.




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POLICIES                                                         Student-Athlete Academic Success Policy
                                                                 St. Joseph’s College is committed to the academic
General Policy                                                   success of all its students. The following policy has
All athletes and team managers are expected to abide             been developed to ensure the academic success of
by the St. Joseph’s College Student Code of Conduct              the student-athletes:
and to represent the College in a mature and
                                                                 C- (Progress) Reports
responsible fashion during all athletic activities and
events, including traveling to and from all games and            All C- (Progress) Reports for Student-Athletes will be
practices. Athletes and managers are expected to                 reviewed by the Committee on Academic and Extra-
respect the coaching and administrative staff.                   Curricular Review. The Committee will meet and
                                                                 make recommendations for each student on how to
Adherence to the St. Joseph’s Code of Conduct
                                                                 proceed in order to insure their academic success.
includes, but is not limited to the policies listed
                                                                 Unexcused or excessive absences could result in
below.
                                                                 suspension from participation in any athletic sports at
Student-Athlete Eligibility                                      any time during the semester or possibly longer if
                                                                 significant improvement or satisfactory grades are not
All student-athletes representing St. Joseph's College           achieved.
club and intercollegiate teams, are required to meet
the same academic standards as non-athletes.                     Any Student-Athlete who receives two or more C-
                                                                 (Progress) Reports for any reason will be mandated
For a student-athlete to be eligible for any College             to report to the Director of Counseling and
sponsored athletic competition, s/he must conform                Career Development to devise a specific plan for
to the following specific requirements:                          Academic Success. The Student-Athlete will report
1. A student-athlete must be registered as a full-time           to the Director on a weekly basis for the remainder
student carrying a minimum of 12 credits per                     of the semester. The individual’s plan for Academic
semester, which are applicable towards a degree. A               Success will include a prescribed number of visits to
student athlete shall become ineligible at the precise           the Academic Center.
time he or she drops below the 12-credit minimum                 Student-Athletes MAY NOT drop a course to
during any semester.*                                            avoid or negate a C- (Progress) Report.
2. A student-athlete must make normal progress                   Student-Athletes are advised and encouraged to be
toward a degree and must maintain a cumulative GPA               pro-active in regard to their academic status. We
of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 for the semester just                    want you to be aware that there are numerous
completed. A student-athlete failing below 2.0 shall             resources within St. Joseph’s College at your disposal
be declared ineligible on the last day of the final exam         if you are having difficulty in a course(s). Please visit
period, or when the registrar declares grades to be              the Office of Counseling and Career
final. Student-athletes may regain eligibility by                Development or the Academic Center
attending the winter intersession, or summer                     immediately if you feel you need assistance. In
session.** A student-athlete who fails to maintain the           addition, you are always encouraged to speak to your
academic standards outlined, may appeal for a                    Professors regularly in regard to your academic
probationary semester (first semester freshman are               status. We wish every Student-Athlete the best of
not eligible for a probationary semester). All appeals           luck and continued success in every aspect of your St.
will be reviewed by the Athletic Eligibility Review              Joseph’s College career.
Committee.
*
                                                                 For more information:
  NCAA Senior Exception
** Intersession or summer session grades will be combined with   Office of Counseling & Academic Center
the most recently completed semester for the purpose of          Career Development:
determining eligibility.                                         (718) 940-5851         (718) 940-5756
Additional N.C.A.A. requirements are listed in the Official      Tuohy Hall, Rm. 215    Library, Rm. 306
N.C.A.A. Handbook.


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Missed Class Time                                         Drug Use
Under no circumstances are student-athletes allowed       The Athletic Department prohibits the use of any
to miss class for practice. It is the student-athletes’   banned substance, either recreational or performance
responsibility to give advance notice to your             enhancing, by student-athletes, staff and volunteers
professor and leave as late as possible for any given     associated with the athletic program.
trip or competition to avoid missing any class time.
                                                          Student-athletes and managers may not be present in
                                                          any location where others are using banned
                                                          substances regardless if the student-athlete is
                                                          participating or not.
                                                          Each student-athlete will be required to sign and
                                                          acknowledge that he or she understands the NCAA
                                                          substance abuse policy. If the student-athlete refuses
                                                          to sign this statement, he or she will be declared
                                                          ineligible for competition.

                                                          NCAA Substance Abuse Policy
                                                          The NCAA condemns the use of non-therapeutic
                                                          drugs of any kind by any of its member institutions or
                                                          affiliated organizations. In Division III, the NCAA
                                                          reserves the right to drug test student-athletes
                                                          competing in NCAA post-season championships. Any
                                                          athlete who tests positive is subject to all NCAA
                                                          sanctions. Specific drugs that are banned include (but
                                                          not limited to):
                                                                  Cocaine
Alcohol                                                           Heroin
                                                                  Marijuana
Regardless of age, no athlete or manager is allowed               Steroids
to have in their possession or consume alcoholic
                                                                  Non-authorized prescription drugs
beverages during any St. Joseph’s College Athletics
activity. These activities include practice,              The NCAA has an extensive list of banned
competition, team travel and overnight trips.             substances. The list includes illegal drugs as well as a
                                                          number of common over-the-counter drugs. The list
Alcohol consumption by individuals under the age of
                                                          of banned drug classes is available at the back of this
21 is illegal. Student-athletes and managers may not
                                                          handbook or accessed on the NCAA Website at
be present in bars or any other location where
                                                          www.ncaa.org.
individuals under the age of 21 are consuming alcohol.
Student-athletes who fail to abide by these policies
will be subject to penalties from the Athletic
Department and further disciplinary action from the
College, if deemed necessary.
The Athletic Department strongly encourages all
student-athletes to refrain from consumption of
alcoholic beverages while involved in their traditional
season of athletic competition. We ask for this
commitment with the understanding that the positive
effects of remaining alcohol-free not only improve
athletic performance but also promote a healthy
lifestyle for the student-athlete.

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Tobacco Use
In accordance with NCAA Bylaws, the use of
tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, by student-
athletes, or team or game personnel (coaches,
athletic trainers, managers, and game officials), is
prohibited in all sports during practice and
competition. A student-athlete who uses tobacco
products during a practice or competition shall be
disqualified for the remainder of that practice or
competition.                                               Gambling
In addition to the NCAA bylaw, athletes and                All student-athletes and staff members of the Athletic
managers are not permitted to use tobacco while            Department are bound by NCAA Bylaw 10.3
traveling with the team to and from any game or            regarding gambling activities.
practice or while participating in a specific team-
related activity.                                          NCAA Bylaw 10.3 states:

For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined to         Staff members of a member conference, staff
include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe,       members of the athletic department of a member
and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco,               institution, and student-athletes shall not
also known as smokeless, dip chew, and snuff, in any           knowingly:
form. Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing,                   1. Provide information to individuals involved in
dipping, and any other use of tobacco products.                organized gambling activities concerning
                                                               intercollegiate athletic competitions.
                                                               2. Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate teams
                                                               3. Accept a bet on any team representing the
                                                               institution.
                                                               4. Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate
                                                               competition for any item (e.g. cash, shirt, dinner)
                                                               that has tangible value.
                                                               5. Participate in any gambling activity that involves
                                                               intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics
                                                               through a bookmaker, parlay card, or any other
                                                               method employed by organized gambling.
                                                           If you find you are in violation of this policy, you must
                                                           report it to the Athletic Department immediately.
                                                           The case will be reviewed by the Athletic
                                                           Department and a penalty determined based on the
                                                           severity of the infraction.
                                                           For more information, please visit the NCAA website
                                                           dedicated to Sports Wagering,
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                                                          Social Networking & Personal Websites
                                                          Internet sites such as (but not limited to) Facebook,
                                                          MySpace and Twitter provide individuals with an
                                                          opportunity to connect with friends and interact with
                                                          a wide universe of people. As a student-athlete, you
                                                          need to be aware of the dangers of using these
                                                          websites that allow you to post profiles, photographs,
                                                          and other personal information. You should use
                                                          good judgment and caution if you choose to use
                                                          these websites. It is critical that you understand what
                                                          is posted on these websites is public information.
                                                          College, civil, and legal authorities access these
                                                          websites and may use information obtained to initiate
                                                          disciplinary actions. Potential employers are also
                                                          searching these websites to gain insight into
                                                          prospective employees.
                                                          While the Athletic Department does not prohibit
                                                          student-athlete involvement on internet based social
                                                          networking sites, you have the responsibility to
                                                          present yourself in a way that is positive to St.
                                                          Joseph’s College and your personal character. Please
                                                          use discretion when posting personal information,
                                                          comments and photos on these websites to ensure
                                                          that they present you in a way you wish to be
                                                          portrayed.
Hazing & Initiations                                      Keep in mind that you are responsible for pictures
The Athletic Department strictly prohibits acts of        that you pose in and are responsible for
hazing. This position is supported by the St. Joseph’s    inappropriate pictures that appear on these sites,
College Student Code of Conduct and the New York          even if they don’t appear on your own personal page.
State Penal Code. These acts are defined as any           If requested, student-athletes must accept requests
behavior that is physically, emotionally or               from Athletic Department Staff to be added as
psychologically abusive to an individual or selected      “friends.” Should any material posted to these sites
group of individuals for the purpose of gaining           be deemed inappropriate by the Athletic
entrance or acceptance into an established group.         Department, student-athletes may be subject to
No student-athlete or manager shall act in a manner       disciplinary action.
or create a situation which intentionally or recklessly
endangers the mental or physical health of another,
or involves the forced consumption of liquor or
drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation
with any organization.
Student-athletes involved in hazing activities will be
subject to severe penalties from the College and
Athletic Department. These penalties range from
college probation and suspension from athletic
contests to expulsion from the team and/or the
college. In addition, individuals may be subject to any
applicable penalties under the New York State
criminal and civil law.


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                                                          Sportsmanship
                                                          All St. Joseph’s College student-athletes are expected
                                                          to represent their team, the Athletic Department,
                                                          and College in a manner that reflects positively on St.
                                                          Joseph's College and their student-athletes. One
                                                          must conduct him or herself in a respectful manner
                                                          during competition at all times. The opponent and
                                                          officials should always be treated with the utmost of
                                                          respect. Your behavior as a student-athlete reflects
                                                          directly on yourself, your team, the Athletic
                                                          Department, and the College.
                                                          St. Joseph’s College students and spectators are
                                                          expected to abide by the following guidelines when
                                                          attending SJC athletic events (both home and away).
                                                          In addition, student-athletes are urged to remind
Travel                                                    their families, friends, and others who attend SJC
                                                          athletic events of the following rules and regulations:
Travel to local contests and regional/out of state
competitions are a significant part of the student-        1. Cheer for your team in a positive manner and
athlete experience. The Athletic Department strives           not against your opponents.
to provide many opportunities for all teams by             2. Do not use abusive remarks, obscene gestures,
providing adequate funding, comfortable buses, and            or profane language towards officials,
lodging while avoiding significant missed class time.         participants or spectators.
                                                           3. All signs and banners should be of a positive
All student-athletes are expected to travel with their        nature.
team to and from all athletic contests. Any                4. Spectators (including parents) are not
exceptions to this policy require a waiver signed by          allowed in the playing area at any time
the parent and approved by the athletic director and          during a scheduled contest.
the team’s head coach.                                     5. Display good sportsmanship at all times.
Student-athletes are expected to dress appropriately
on team trips and proper behavior and conduct is
expected at all times.

Overnight trips
All student-athletes’ hotel rooms and travel bags are
subject to inspection at any time by a member of the
coaching staff if they feel it is warranted. Hotel room
damage will not be tolerated and offending parties
will be responsible for the cost of damages and face
further disciplinary action.
The consumption or possession of alcohol or banned
substances during any road trip is prohibited. Please
see the related policies earlier in this handbook for
further detail.




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ATHLETIC TRAINING
Mission Statement
The primary goal of the sports medicine staff at St. Joseph’s College is to provide the highest quality protection
of the health and welfare of our student-athlete population. This is accomplished first through the recognition,
evaluation, first aid, emergency care, management and rehabilitation of injuries. In addition, the sports medicine
staff strives to ensure that our student-athletes will be provided with the proper direction and counseling in all
areas of physical and mental well being.

Athletic Training Room
The training room is located in Burns Hall, Lower Level 1, beneath the Red Room (take Stair D).
If any student-athlete has a need to receive medical treatment, rehabilitation or therapy, he or she can make
arrangements to meet at mutually convenient time with the Certified Athletic Trainer. The training room hours
will vary from week to week depending on game and practice schedules.

Athletic Training Room Rules and Procedures
        You must sign in prior to receiving treatment.
        Student-athletes must dress appropriately in training room (T-shirt and shorts) to allow access to
        receive treatment on the injured area.
        All treatments are to be prescribed and monitored by a Certified Athletic Trainer.
        Student-Athletes requiring any treatment for injuries should make a concerted effort to be in the
        training room one hour prior to practice and two hours prior to a contest.
        Student-athletes are not permitted to use phones for personal use. The use of staff desks and
        computers in the training room is prohibited at all times.
        Food and drinks other than water are not permitted in training room.
        Loitering is prohibited in the training room. Those not receiving treatment will be asked to leave.
        Do not touch or use any of the training room equipment unless instructed to do so by a CAT.
        Any Athlete told to come in to receive treatment, and fail to show up, may result in not being cleared to
        participate in practice or contest. Their coach will be notified.
        Student-Athletes are not permitted to use the office phones for personal use. Their coach will be
        notified if such an infraction occurs.
Pre-Participation Physical Exam
Please be advised that ALL student-athletes will not
allowed to participate in any team-related tryout,
practice or competition without submitting a
completed medical form to Athletic Trainer and
passing a physical exam.
These medical forms are available on-line and can be
completed by the student-athlete’s personal
physician. In addition, the student-athlete will not be
issued any equipment, uniforms or gear without first
passing a physical exam.




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                                                     Reporting Injuries
                                                     Any injury that is suffered during participation in varsity
                                                     athletics at St. Joseph’s College should be reported to the
                                                     athletic training staff immediately. The staff will then assess
                                                     the condition and make appropriate referrals when
                                                     necessary. An injury that is not reported in a timely fashion
                                                     may not be eligible for coverage by the Athletic
                                                     Department’s secondary insurance.
                                                     Any student-athlete that suffers an injury and needs to see a
                                                     medical doctor will be sent to our team physician and must
                                                     be cleared by our team physician or certified athletic trainer
                                                     to return back to the field of play.

Team Physician                                         Sports Medicine Staff
SUNY Downstate Medical Center                          Part Time Athletic Trainer
University Orthopedic Associates                       St. Joseph’s College - Brooklyn
Dr. William Urban                                      Scott Olson
450 Clarkson Ave.                                      email:     solson@sjcbears.com
Brooklyn, NY 11203                                     cell:      (516) 238-4025




SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR
Hope Barr, Assistant for Special Projects
hbarr@sjcbears.com, (718) 940-5835

As the highest ranking female involved in the management of St. Joseph’s College’s
intercollegiate athletics program, the Senior Women’s Administrator (SWA) role
encompasses a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to providing
necessary support services to all student-athletes, advising or referring to appropriate
resources; coordinating and providing administrative support for coaches of all sports;
represent St. Joseph’s College at SWA meetings of the NCAA.


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SPORTS INFORMATION
Anthony Macapugay, Sports Information Director
amacapugay@sjcbears.com, (718) 940-5834
Joe Hoffmann, Intern, jhoffmann@sjcbears.com
Priska Wilson, Intern, pwilson@sjcbears.com

The St. Joseph's College Sports Information Department handles promoting the
Brooklyn Campus' 11 men's and women's intercollegiate varsity teams, four club
teams and the coaches and student-athletes who participate on those teams.
The department is responsible for all athletic department publications, maintaining the
Athletic Department web site, statistical and historical record-keeping for all sports,
media relations pertaining to athletics, and other promotional activities surrounding the Athletic Department.
Additional Responsibilities:
     Compile team rosters and team information.
     Serve as statistician for home contests
     Report statistics to the NCAA, AD3I, USCAA, HVMAC, HVWAC on a weekly basis.
     Nominate athletes to various affiliations for award consideration
     Promotion of upcoming athletic events around campus
     Write press releases and game recaps for publication on athletics website and distribution via local media.
     Photograph game action for use on website and Athletics and College publications.
     Utilize technology to further promote the Athletic program: webcasts, slideshows, etc.

Useful Sites:
     St. Joseph’s College - Brooklyn Athletics                           www.sjcbears.com
     National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)                     www.ncaa.org
     Association of Division III Independents (AD3I)                     www.d3independents.org
     United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA)               www.theuscaa.com
     Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference (HVMAC)                     www.hvmac.net
     Hudson Valley Men’s Athletic Conference (HVWAC)                     www.hvwac.net




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FITNESS CENTER
All campus athletic facilities and fitness center are available for all St. Joseph’s College students’ convenience and
enjoyment. For additional information or for the facility use schedule please consult with the Athletic
Department. Equipment is available on a sign-out basis in the Fitness Center. Only Students, Staff, Faculty and
Administrators with a Valid SJC ID are able to use the Fitness Center.
All equipment must be returned when finished with the activity. The Fitness Center is located in Tuohy Hall,
Lower Level 1. The phone number to the fitness center is (718) 940-5864.

Equipment Available in the Fitness Center:
      2 Treadmills                                                      Full Array of Cybex Strength Equipment (in
      4 Ellipticals                                                     addition to free weights and dumbells)
      1 Stairmaster                                                     Assorted Athletic Equipment (basketballs,
      1 Rowing Machine                                                  volleyballs, footballs, ping-pong balls and
      4 Cycling Machines (including standard,                           paddles, etc.) are available
      recumbent, spinner)
Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.




HOME VENUES
The following locations will serve as the venues for home contests in the following sports:

Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming                            Tennis
Brooklyn Technical High School                              U.S. National Tennis Center
29 Fort Greene Place                                        Flushing Meadows-Corona Park
bet. DeKalb Ave. & Lafayette Ave.                           Flushing, NY 11368
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Softball                                                    Baseball
National Grid Field                                         Although there is no official home field, most home
Intersection of Maspeth Ave & Vandervoort Ave.              contests will be played at MCU Park (Coney Island,
Brooklyn, NY 11211                                          Brooklyn, NY).




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AWARDS
The Athletic Department will present a participation award to each student-athlete at the Annual Awards
Banquet at the end of the school year. Additionally, the coaching staffs of each team will present special awards
in various categories of their choosing (most improved, most valuable, hustle award, etc.).
Student-athletes who receive special awards for national, local, and conference recognition (All-American,
Academic-All American, etc) will also be recognized at the Awards Banquet.




EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Athletic Department relies heavily on student workers to fill a number of positions within the department.
Any student that is eligible for a Federal Work Study Grant and is interested in working for the department
should contact Assistant for Special Projects, Hope Barr (hbarr@sjcbears.com).
Positions available include:
        Fitness Center Attendants
        Home Game Event Staff
        o Scoreboard & Shot Clock Operators
        o Scorekeepers
        o Public Address Announcer
        o DJ / Music
        o Video Cameraperson
        o Setup Crew
        Intramural Assistants
The Sports Information Department also has opportunities for students who desire a more specialized or
technical role. No prior experience necessary, training will be provided. Please contact Sports Information
Director, Anthony Macapugay (amacapugay@sjcbears.com), if you are interested.
Positions available include:
        Statisticians
        Photographers
        Writers
        Live Webcast Staff
        o Production Assistant
        o On-Air Talent (Play-by-Play Announcer, Sideline Reporters)
        o Video Cameraperson
        Game Program / Media Guide Producers

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STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC)
What is SAAC?
The student-athlete advisory committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-
athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC
also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives
on NCAA member institution campuses.
The mission of the NCAA Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee is to
enhance the total student-athlete experience by promoting opportunity for all
student-athletes; protecting student-athlete welfare; and fostering a positive student-
athlete image, while maintaining the tenants of the Division III philosophy.

Functions of SAAC
        Promote communication between athletics, administration, students, and
        faculty
        Broadcast information regarding relevant topics in the realm of athletics
        Provide feedback and insight into athletics and academic issues
        Generate student-athlete voice within the athletics program involving all teams
        Organize community service projects
        Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation for campus committees
        Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus

Purposes of SAAC
        Generate a student-athlete voice within the institution;
        Generate a student-athlete voice within the conference;
        Review and respond to proposed NCAA legislation, and;
        Support the campus and conference community through community outreach efforts

2010-2011 SAAC Executive Board

President                 Tara Gleason
Vice President            Caitlyn Kakavas
Parliamentarian           Kristin Binckes
Treasurer                 Kristen McMaster
Secretary                 Elizabeth Fiorella
Public Relations          Joanna Marciniec
Athletes Concierge        Matt Walsh

Get Involved!
If you would like to get involved with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee to have your opinions heard and
improve the student-athlete experience here at St. Joseph’s College, please see one of the Executive Board members.
SAAC is looking for representatives from each team to participate.




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The NCAA bans the following classes of drugs:

   a.   Stimulants
   b.   Anabolic Agents
   c.   Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only)
   d.   Diuretics and Other Masking Agents
   e.   Street Drugs
   f.   Peptide Hormones and Analogues
   g.   Anti-estrogens
   h.   Beta-2 Agonists

   Note: Any substance chemically related to these classes is also banned.
   The institution and the student-athlete shall be held accountable for all drugs within the
   banned drug class regardless of whether they have been specifically identified.

   Drugs and Procedures Subject to Restrictions:

        a.   Blood Doping.
        b.   Local Anesthetics (under some conditions).
        c.   Manipulation of Urine Samples.
        d.   Beta-2 Agonists permitted only by prescription and inhalation.
        e.   Caffeine if concentrations in urine exceed 15 micrograms/ml.


NCAA Nutritional/Dietary Supplements Warning:
    Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product,
    review the product with your athletics department staff!

        Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result.
        Student-athletes have tested positive and lost their eligibility using dietary supplements.
        Many dietary supplements are contaminated with banned drugs not listed on the label.
        Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.

        It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate athletics staff
                             before using any substance.
        Some Examples of NCAA Banned Substances in Each Drug Class
               NOTE: There is no complete list of banned drug examples!!
Check with your athletics department staff before you consume any medication or supplement.

Stimulants:
      amphetamine (Adderall); caffeine (guarana); cocaine; ephedrine; fenfluramine (Fen);
      methamphetamine; methylphenidate (Ritalin); phentermine (Phen); synephrine (bitter
      orange); etc.
             exceptions: phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine are not banned.

Anabolic Agents – (sometimes listed as a chemical formula, such as 3,6,17-androstenetrione)
      boldenone; clenbuterol; DHEA; nandrolone; stanozolol; testosterone; methasterone;
      androstenedione; norandrostenedione; methandienone; etiocholanolone; trenbolone; etc.

Alcohol and Beta Blockers (banned for rifle only):
      alcohol; atenolol; metoprolol; nadolol; pindolol; propranolol; timolol; etc.

Diuretics (water pills) and Other Masking Agents:
       bumetanide; chlorothiazide; furosemide; hydrochlorothiazide; probenecid;
       spironolactone (canrenone); triameterene; trichlormethiazide; etc.

Street Drugs:
       heroin; marijuana; tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – no other substances are classified as
       NCAA street drugs.

Peptide Hormones and Analogues:
       growth hormone(hGH); human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG); erythropoietin (EPO); etc.

Anti-Estrogens :
      anastrozole; tamoxifen; formestane; 3,17-dioxo-etiochol-1,4,6-triene(ATD), etc.

Beta-2 Agonists:
       bambuterol; formoterol; salbutamol; salmeterol; etc.

Any substance that is chemically related to the class of banned drugs is also banned!
(unless otherwise noted)

NOTE: Information about ingredients in medications and nutritional/dietary supplements can be
obtained by contacting the Resource Exchange Center, REC, 877-202-0769 or
www.drugfreesport.com/rec password ncaa1, ncaa2 or ncaa3.


       It is your responsibility to check with the appropriate athletics staff
                            before using any substance.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association
May 2010                          MEW
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