2002-03 Hobart Basketball Brochure

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Quick Facts / 1 Head Coach Rich Roche ’87 / 2 The Assistant Coaches / 3 Outlook / 4-5 Roster / 6 The Players / 7-12 2001-02 Final Statistics / 13 Records / 14-16 Life After Basketball / 17 Traveling With The Statesmen / 18 About Hobart and William Smith / 19 Administration / 20

Front cover: Senior center Joe Corbett Back cover: Senior guard Tim Lomot Front and back cover photos by Seth Siditsky
The 2002-03 Hobart Basketball Brochure is produced by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Office of Communications.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges value diversity. They actively seek applications from underrepresented groups and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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President: Mark D. Gearan Dean of Hobart College: Clarence E. Butler Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid: Don Emmons Director of Admissions: Mara O’Laughlin WS’66 Director of Hobart Athletics: Michael J. Hanna ’68 Enrollment: 850 (1,885 with William Smith) Academic Program: Liberal arts Colors: Royal purple and orange Nickname: Statesmen Home Arena (capacity): Bristol Gymnasium (1,500) Affiliations: NCAA Divisions III and I (lacrosse only) Conference: Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association Director of Sports Information: Ken DeBolt Sports Information Assistant: Meredith Rieder Coordinator of Sports Medicine: Doug Reeland Associate Athletics Trainer: Stephanie Sibeto SAA President: David S. Call ’80 Equipment Personnel: Bob Toner, Bill Ryan Department Secretaries: Patricia Cala, Helen LaVoie, Mary Smaldone

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• Radio coverage
Occasional Hobart basketball games are broadcast on WEOS (89.7/ 90.3 FM) in Geneva. Fans outside the Geneva listening area can listen to the game by dialing TEAMLINE (800) 846-4700, entering the access code 4972 and a VISA or Mastercard number when prompted.

Head Coach: Rich Roche ’87 e-mail: Assistant Coach: Joe Wojtylko (W.Va. Wesleyan ’00) e-mail: Assistant Coach: Dennis Pysnack Assistant Coach: Carl Wenzel (St. John Fisher ’74)

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All numbers begin with (315) 781Office Phone Athletics .................................. 3565 Athletics Fax ........................... 3570 Sports Info. .............................. 3538 Sports Info. Fax ....................... 3531 Basketball Office ..................... 3620 Crew Office ............................. 3935 Cross Country Office .............. 3565 Football Office ........................ 3565 Hockey Office ......................... 3539 Lacrosse Office ........................ 3715 Golf Office .............................. 3564 Sailing Office .......................... 3938 Soccer Office ........................... 3625 Squash/Tennis Office .............. 3645 Sportsline ................................ 3991

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The first man to lead the Statesmen to the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament, RICH ROCHE became the 15th man to lead the Hobart basketball program on Aug. 4, 1997. No stranger to the Hobart family, he was a four-year letterman and team captain for the Statesmen, garnering the Charles E. Love Memorial Award for scholarship, leadership, and all around value to his team. After just five seasons, Roche ranks fourth on the school’s career wins list and fifth on the winning percentage list, while boasting the highest wins per season of any Hobart basketball mentor. His progress with a program that featured just three winning seasons between 1978-79 and 1996-97 has not gone unnoticed. He was named the 2001 UCAA, RACA, NABC East Region, and BCANY Upstate Coach of the Year. Roche has mentored a finalist for the Jostens Trophy (Division III Player of the Year), four NABC All-East selections, three UCAA Players of the Year, and a UCAA Rookie of the Year. His direction hit a high-water mark for the program during the 2000-01 campaign, breaking the school record for wins in a season with a 20-8 mark, including an 11-3 record in conference play. In the UCAA Tournament, the Statesmen ran the table, claiming their first league title. The victory earned them a spot in the NCAA Tournament, while their record warranted a first round bye. Roche returned to his alma mater from Saint Anthony’s High School, where he taught history for eight years and coached the basketball team for six seasons. During this time, Roche rebuilt a tradition-rich program compiling an 80-64 record, produced 17 college players and reestablished the South Huntington, N.Y., school as a state Catholic power. In 1993, his Friars won the Long Island Catholic League Championship, and Roche received Coach of the Year honors. In 1997, St. Anthony’s made another trip to the league finals in a season that included a victory over national high school power Christ the King of New York City. Roche earned a master’s degree in education from Villanova University in 1994, and spent the 1993-94 season as an assistant coach to Steve Lappas. That season the Wildcats compiled a 20-12 record in winning the National Invitation Tournament championship at Madison Square Garden. Prior to being named head coach at St. Anthony’s, Roche spent single season stints as an assistant coach at SUNYFarmingdale and New York Institute of Technology. A native of Oceanside, N.Y., Roche and his wife, Melissa, reside in Geneva.

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JOE WOJTYLKO joins the Hobart coaching staff for his first season with the Statesmen. A native of Ocala, Fla., Wojtylko is a 2000 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and philosophy. At the NCAA Division II institution, Wojtylko was awarded an athletic scholarship to play for the Bobcats, earning Most Valuable Defensive Player for the 1998-99 campaign. Following graduation, Wojtylko put on the coaching hat for the Bobcats, helping to lead West Virginia Wesleyan to its most successful season in 10 years. As the assistant, he coordinated all aspects of recruiting and supervised team academic affairs. He also put together a strength and conditioning program for the players. Wojtylko will assist Head Coach Rich Roche with recruiting, scouting, and working with the big men during practice.

DENNIS PYSNACK enters his 14th season as an assistant coach in the Hobart basketball program. He will play an integral roll in scouting and local recruiting as well as in practice on a daily basis. Pysnack, who began his career at Hobart one year after Head Coach Rich Roche graduated, provides the program with stability and continuity. A gifted clinician, Pysnack has been active in the area junior leagues for several years. He is a native of Seneca Falls, N.Y., and resides in Seneca Falls with his wife Trish.

CARL WENZEL begins his second season as a collegiate assistant coach following a highly successful tenure as the Head Coach of the Geneva High School boys varsity team. Wenzel joined the Statesmen with more than 30 years of experience as a basketball coach and player. Wenzel has been a teacher in the Geneva City School District since 1975. He coached the boys junior varsity basketball team from 1975-76 through 1979-80. For 21 seasons, he guided the Panther’s varsity basketball team to a 265-182 (.593) record. Under his leadership, Geneva won three consecutive Finger Lakes East Championships (198284). Wenzel was named the Section V Class AA Coach of the Year in 1982 and ’83. He also led the Panthers to Sectional Championships in 1989 (Class B) and again in 1999 (Class BB). A 1974 graduate of St. John Fisher College, Wenzel started three seasons for the Cardinals. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He and his wife, Ann, and their three children live in Geneva.
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he Hobart basketball team enters the 2002-03 campaign with some significant milestones on the horizon. The Class of 2003 Statesmen will attempt to become the first class to graduate with a winning record since the Class of 1991. This year’s seniors, center JOE CORBETT, forwards DAVIDEK HERRON, JEFF HILL, and ROCCO WALSH, and guard TIM LOMOT, begin the campaign with a 43-35 mark. More importantly, Hobart will be in search of a return to the UCAA Championship Tournament and the NCAA Tournament beyond that. The Statesmen won the 2001 UCAA title and made their first NCAA Tournament appearance, but last season Hobart struggled to a 12-13 overall record and a 7-7 mark in the league. The coaches and players are eager to prove last season was an aberration and return to the national scene. The return trip will be far from easy. Hobart begins the season with a challenging nonconference schedule that includes Division I Colgate, 2001 NCAA semifinalist Rochester (on Dec. 3 and Jan. 7), perennial power Franklin & Marshall, and 2001 NCAA Invitees Ithaca and Cazenovia. The Statesmen will also travel to tournaments in Welland, Ontario, and Daytona Beach, Fla. Beyond that Hobart has a demanding Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association slate that includes five games, all on the road, in just nine days. In the frontcourt, the Statesmen have two of the best scoring and rebounding tandems in the East Region in Corbett and Herron. Averaging a double-double for his career with 16.2 ppg and 12.0 rpg, Corbett needs just 50 rebounds to break the 32-year old career record set by Carmen Genovese ’70. His pursuit of that record was dealt a setback in the preseason, when he fractured his knee cap. Hobart’s top rebounder over the past three seasons is expected back before Christmas. When Corbett returns he will also begin his chase of the Statesmen’s career scoring record. Mike Masino ’88 established that benchmark with 1,663 markers and Corbett starts the year 424 points shy of A 2002 All-UCAA honorable mention, Davidek that total. The 2002 NABC first-team AllHerron enters his senior season averaging 13.5 ppg East selection and Jostens Trophy finalist and 8.3 rpg. has scored at least 445 points in each of the past two seasons. Should defenses think they’re going to collapse on Corbett and take their chances with the rest of the team, Herron stands ready to take advantage. Nearly as dominant as Corbett, Herron ranked in the top 40 in the nation in rebounding last season and boasts 30 career double-doubles. One of three Statesmen to eclipse the 1,000-point plateau, Herron

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posted back-to-back 30-point games against Union and Skidmore last season. He posted career highs in points (16.7 ppg), field goal percentage (.505), and assists (39) in 200102. Walsh, Hill, and sophomore JOE FLACKE are expected to spell Corbett and Herron. Walsh is a tireless worker, who makes the most of his minutes on the court. Hill is a question mark for this season due to an offseason knee injury, but the coaches are keeping their fingers crossed to have his shooter’s touch back in the lineup in time for the conference schedule. Last season’s team rookie of the year, Flacke possesses good range on his jumper and improved his defensive skills throughout the season. First-year TIM APUZZO (6-foot-6, 220 pounds) will also be in the hunt for playing time down low. In the backcourt, the Statesmen will A 2002 NABC first-team All-East selection and start three guards. Lomot will run the point Jostens Trophy finalists, Joe Corbett enters his senior again this year. An exciting and extremely year within reach of Hobart’s career scoring and creative passer, he struggled with turnovers rebounding records. at times last season trying to create something out of nothing. A year older and a year wiser, expect Lomot to cutdown on his turnovers while building on his scoring average (7.3 ppg in ’01-02). The remaining two starting roles will be up for grabs. Juniors TREVOR MCANDREW and BRAD STRAIT and sophomores ERIC JACKS and ZACK STELZNER all will figure into the rotation. McAndrew sees the floor well and is capable of creating opportunities for himself and his teammates off the dribble, while Strait is a pure shooter, capable of playing everything from the point to small forward. Both Jacks and Stelzner saw limited playing time as first-years. Jacks possesses a quick first step and is a solid ball handler, while Stelzner is just as speedy and tough as nails defensively. Hobart also welcomes six first-years into the backcourt. MARQUES RHODES and COLBY FEANE headline the Class of 2006. Both players are capable of cracking the starting lineup before midseason. A product of the Capital District’s Brewster Academy, Rhodes is a natural shooting guard, but very capable of running the point. The all-time leading scorer at nearby Weedsport High School, Feane will be a step behind his teammates in the opening weeks of the season, thanks to an NCAA Playoff run by Hobart’s football team, where he served as the backup place kicker. An intelligent and well-conditioned athlete, the coaching staff expects him to catch up very quickly. Rookies JON DONENFELD, a junior transfer, and first-years MIKE GOLDMAN, MIKE STAKIAS, and JESSE TAWIL all could see playing time off the bench.

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2002-03 STATESMEN: Seated (l-r)—Zack Stelzner, Brad Strait, Rocco Walsh, Joe Corbett, Tim Lomot, Davidek Herron, Jeff Hill, Trevor McAndrew, Eric Jacks. Standing—Assistant Coach Dennis Pysnack, Assistant Coach Joe Wojtylko, Colby Feane, Marques Rhodes, Mike Goldman, Kelly O’Halloran, Joe Flacke, Tim Apuzzo, Mike Stakias, Jesse Tawil, Jon Donenfeld, Head Coach Rich Roche, Assistant Coach Carl Wenzel.

NO NAME POS CL 3 Tim Lomot G SR 4 Jon Donenfeld G JR 5 Zack Stelzner G SO 10 Marques Rhodes G FY 12 Colby Feane G FY 14 Joe Flacke F SO 15 Eric Jacks G SO 20 Davidek Herron F SR 21 Trevor McAndrew G JR 22 Brad Strait G JR 23 Rocco Walsh F SR 24 Mike Goldman G FY 32 Jesse Tawil G FY 33 Mike Stakias G FY 40 Tim Apuzzo F FY 42 Jeff Hill F SR 44 Joe Corbett C SR Head Coach: Rich Roche ’87 Assistant Coach: Dennis Pysnack Assistant Coach: Carl Wenzel Assistant Coach: Joe Wojtylko
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HT 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-7 6-0 6-6 6-3 6-2 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-6

WT 165 185 165 175 175 205 190 225 185 165 235 170 185 180 220 205 225

HOMETOWN Amityville, N.Y. Northport, N.Y. Brooklyn, N.Y. Albany, N.Y. Weedsport, N.Y. Schenectady, N.Y. Dorchester, Mass. Schenectady, N.Y. Westerly, R.I. Fort Plain, N.Y. Lynbrook, N.Y. Old Westbury, N.Y. Neponsit, N.Y. Media, Pa. Cumberland, Maine Homer, N.Y. Philadelphia, Pa.

HIGH SCHOOL Amityville Great Neck Berkeley Carroll Brewster Academy Weedsport Schenectady St. Sebastian’s Schenectady Northfield-Mt. Hermon Fort Plain Lynbrook Jericho Poly Prep Episcopal Academy Greely Homer Haverford School

Senior, Center, 6-6, 220, Philadelphia, Pa.

JOSTENS TROPHY CANDIDATE ... 2002 DIII News Preseason All-American ... 2002 Street & Smith Basketball preseason honorable mention All-American ... Wide array of strong post moves makes him nearly unstoppable in the paint ... Could graduate as Hobart’s all-time leading scorer and rebounder ... Needs 424 points to catch Mike Masino ’88 and 50 rebounds to surpass Carmen Genovese ’70 ... Boasts 49 career double-doubles ... Could miss up to a month due to a knee injury suffered during the preseason. 2001-02—Jostens Trophy Finalist ... First-team NABC All-East ... First-team AllEast, ... First-team All-ECAC Upstate ... First-team All-UCAA ... Five-time UCAA Forward/Center of the Week ... Ranked fourth in the nation in rebounding average ... Reached double digits in points in 22 of 24 games, including 11 games with 20 or more points ... Posted 17 double-doubles ... Netted a season-high 28 points and grabbed 19 boards in a home win over Clarkson ... Torched the Golden Knights for 21 points and a season-high 20 rebounds in Potsdam ... Converted 10 of 12 field goals against RPI, finishing with 26 points to surpass the 1,000-point plateau... Made a bid for a triple-double at home against Union, scoring 22 points, grabbing nine boards, and handing out a career-best seven assists ... Connected on nine of 10 field goals at Vassar in a 27-point, 18-rebound performance. 2000-01— First-team NABC All-East ... ECAC Upstate New York Player of the Year ... First-team AllECAC Upstate New York ... UCAA Player of the Year ... First-team All-UCAA ... First-team All-RACA ... Five-time UCAA Forward/Center of the Week ... Ranked second in Division III in rebounds and 66th in scoring ... Led the team in field goal percentage, blocked shots, and minutes played ... Broke the Hobart single season records for rebounds and free throw attempts ... Also broke the single game record for free throws attempted with 25 trips to the charity stripe against RPI ... Reached double digits in scoring during 27 of his 28 starts, only national champion Catholic held him under 10 points ... Scored 20-plus points 15 times, including five consecutive games ... Logged 22 double-doubles ... Scored a career-high 29 points against Cazenovia, converting 13-of-19 field goal attempts, while grabbing a career-high 21 rebounds. 1999-2000—UCAA Rookie of the Year ... Four-time UCAA Rookie of the Week ... Ranked 14th in Division III in rebounding ... Played in all 25 games, starting 24 ... Averaged a doubledouble ... Led Hobart in field goal percentage ... Reached double digits in points 11 times, including 10 times in the last 15 games of the season ... Reached double digit rebounds 14 times ... Posted 10 double-doubles ... Scored a season-high 25 points at Hamilton on 11-of-22 shooting ... Pulled down a season’s best 16 boards four times (Roberts Wesleyan, Clarkson, Cazenovia, Hamilton) ... First career double-double came against Ithaca in an 81-77 overtime win ... Also blocked a season-high three shots against the Bombers ... Scored 23 points against Rochester on 8-of-8 shooting and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe. Haverford School — Threeyear varsity starter ... As a senior, served as a team captain, leading Haverford to the InterAC Championship ... First-team All-InterAC ... Team MVP and leading rebounder. Personal — Born on Nov. 1, 1979 ... Joe is the third of Jim and Helen Corbett’s four children.
CAREER STATISTICS Year GP-GS Min-Avg 662-26.5 928-33.1 800-33.3 2390-31.0 ’99-00 25-24 ’00-01 28-28 ’01-02 24-24 Total 77-76 Total FG-FGA 98-178 Pct .551 3-Pointers FG-FGA Pct 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 FT-FTA Pct .000 70-144 .486 .000 124-321 .386 .000 93-203 .458 Rebounds Off-Def-Tot Avg PF-FO 92-169-261 10.4 113-251-364 13.0 85-208-293 12.2 69-0 80-3 61-1 210-4 Ast TO Blk Stl 28 42 43 49 82 49 18 14 18 25 16 12


Pts-Avg 266-10.6 528-18.9 445-18.5 1239-16.1

202-368 .549 176-315 .557 476-862 .552

.000 287-668 .430 290-628-918 11.9

113 180 52 51

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Senior, Forward, 6-6, 230, Schenectady, N.Y.

ALL-CONFERENCE CANDIDATE ... Exceptionally talented athlete ... Threat to score out to 15-feet ... Will mix in an occasional three-pointer to keep the defense honest ... A strong rebounder ... Potent shot blocker ... Brings a complete game to the hardwood ... An average season will place him in Hobart’s top 10 in career scoring ... With frontcourt classmate, Joe Corbett, provides the Statesmen with a powerful one-two punch. 2001-02—All-UCAA honorable mention ... Two-time UCAA Forward/Center of the Week ... Ranked 35th in the nation in rebounding average ... Led the team in blocked shots ... Reached double digits in points in 23 of 25 games, including seven games with 20 or more points ... Posted 13 double-doubles ... Averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds in the Kings Point Tip-Off Invitational, earning All-Tournament honors ... Scored 29 points and grabbed 13 boards against the host Mariners ... Netted 15 points and pulled down 12 rebounds against Division I Colgate ... Nearly posted a triple-double in his hometown, burning Union for 21 points, nine rebounds, and a career-high seven assists ... Recorded backto-back 30-point games against Union and Skidmore ... Hit a combined 27 of 42 (.643) shots against the Dutchmen and Thoroughbreds ... On the road against Vassar, he registered 23 points to become the 18th Statesman to record 1,000 career points ... Also grabbed 12 rebounds against the Brewers, including a season-high eight on the offensive glass. 2000-01— Second-team All-UCAA ... Two-time UCAA Forward/Center of the Week ... Ranked second on the team in scoring, rebounding, and blocked shots ... Started 27 of 28 games ... Reached double digits in scoring 23 times, recording 20-plus points seven times ... Dropped a seasonhigh 24 markers on RPI on nine of 13 shooting ... Registered 12 double-doubles ... Collected 14 caroms in Hobart’s UCAA Quarterfinal win over Vassar ... Averaged 14.3 ppg and 10.3 rpg during the UCAA Tournament ... Dished out a season-high four assists at RIT ... Enjoyed his finest shooting performance of the season in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, knocking down 8 of 10 from the floor against York College ... Made a career-high three steals three times. 1999-2000—Played in all 25 games ... Reached double digits in scoring eight times ... Reached double digits in rebounding six times ... Recorded five double-doubles ... Two-time UCAA Rookie of the Week ... Impressive debut included 14 points on 6 of 9 shooting and nine rebounds ... Rejected nearly one shot per game (0.9) ... Blocked three shots in a game five times (Clarkson, Brockport, St. Lawrence, Keuka, Cazenovia) ... Scored a season-high 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting against Roberts Wesleyan in the Chase Tournament ... Pulled down a season-high 12 rebounds at Clarkson. Schenectady High School — Coached by Gary Diniola ... Helped Schenectady to the Section II and NY State Class A championships ... Led team in scoring and rebounding as a senior captain ... Set a school record with 20 rebounds against Albany High ... First-team All-Big Ten, team MVP, and MVP of the Exceptional Senior Game ... Also played football and ran outdoor track. Personal — Born on July 16, 1980 ... Davidek is the son of David Herron and Anne Kazyak.


CAREER STATISTICS Year ’99-00 GP-GS 25-0 Min-Avg 436-17.4 911-32.5 871-34.8 2218-28.4

Total FG-FGA 81-168 Pct .482

3-Pointers FG-FGA Pct 0-0 4-14 6-13 10-27 .000 FT-FTA Pct 51-79 .646

Rebounds Off-Def-Tot Avg PF-FO 53-109-162 6.5 83-169-252 9.0 86-146-232 9.3 222-424-646 8.3 64-1 54-0 47-0 165-1 Ast TO Blk Stl 3 19 39 38 68 60 22 9 17 23 21 15 Pts-Avg 213-8.5 407-14.5 418-16.7 1038-13.3

’00-01 28-27 ’01-02 25-25 Total 78-52

155-337 .460 164-325 .505 400-830 .482

.286 93-130 .715 .462 84-127 .661 .370 228-336 .679

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Senior, Forward, 6-5, 205, Homer, N.Y.

Tireless worker ... Talented student-athlete ... Will add depth to the Statesmen frontcourt. 2001-02—Saw action in seven games ... Pulled down a career-high five rebounds against Skidmore. 1999-2000— Played in five games ... Scored his first collegiate basket against Oberlin ... Also recorded two rebounds, two steals, and a blocked shot against the Yeomen. Homer High School—Coached by Jeff Tabel ... Captain, leading scorer, and team MVP as a senior ... Also played baseball. Personal—Born Aug. 17, 1981 ... Jeff is the younger of Joseph and Ester Hill’s two children.

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Senior, Guard, 5-10, 165, Amityville, N.Y.

Most experienced of Hobart’s guards ... Explosive first step ... ESP-style passing often catches opponents, and occasionally teammates, flatfooted ... Possesses solid ball-handling skills. 2001-02—Started all 25 games ... Netted 18 points, including four trifectas, in home win over Ithaca ... Handed out a career-high eight assists against Ripon ... Named UCAA Guard of the Week following a league weekend at Skidmore and Union ... Scored 13 points and dished out seven assists against the Thoroughbreds and added a career-high 19 points and nine rebounds the following afternoon versus the Dutchmen. 2000-01—Played in all 28 games as the back up point guard ... Scored a season-high 16 points against Vassar and again in the NCAA Tournament against Brockport ... Scored nine points and handed out five assists in season opener at Division I Colgate. 1999-2000—Played in 25 games ... Recorded seven assists, six points, and three steals in his Hobart debut against RIT ... Scored a season-high seven points against Otterbein ... Dished out five assists in backto-back games in December. Amityville Memorial High School — Coached by Jack Agostino ... Team Captain ... Holds school record for three-pointers made in a season ... Team MVP, All-League and All-Conference as a senior. Personal — Born on Nov. 14, 1981 ... Tim is the third of Tom and Joan Lomot’s four sons.


Senior, Forward, 6-6, 230, Lynbrook, N.Y.

Dedicated, hard working, team player ... Relishes the down-and-dirty duties that are required of a post player ... A leader by example on and off the court. 2001-02—Saw action in 21 games, including his first start at Hamilton ... Netted seven points in a home win over Ithaca ... Grabbed a season-high six rebounds in both games against St. Lawrence. 2000-01—Played in 24 games ... Scored a career best eight points against eventual national champion, Catholic ... Collected a career-high seven boards against Rochester. 1999-2000—Played in three games ... Scored his first collegiate points at Otterbein in his first game ... Also grabbed a rebound and a steal against the Fighting Cardinals. Lynbrook High School — Coached by Nick Parisi ... Led Lynbrook in scoring and rebounding as a senior ... All-Conference selection. Personal — Born on Aug. 26, 1981 ... Rocco is the second of William and Deborah Walsh’s three sons.

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Junior, Guard, 6-3, 185, Westerly, R.I.

Expected to be a key figure in Hobart’s back court rotation ... A natural shooting guard with textbook form ... Could also see time at the point. 2001-02—Saw action in 16 games ... Recorded a season-high seven points in back-to-back games in Daytona Beach ... Dished out a careerhigh four assists in home win over Vassar. 2000-01—Played in 19 games ... Scored his first collegiate points against Plymouth State in the Classic, finishing with seven points ... Turned in a near-perfect performance in home win over St. Lawrence, sinking all three of his shots, all from behind arc, and draining both of his free throws for a season-high 11 points ... Grabbed a season’s best seven rebounds at Catholic. Northfield Mount Hermon—Played under Coach Bill Batty as a post grad. Westerly High School—Coached by Dan Silvester ... Named Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Averaged 23 ppg, was second-team All-State, first-team All-Class A South, and team MVP as a senior ... Scored 1,050 points in his career. Personal—Born May 4, 1981 ... Trevor is the fifth of David and Jeanne McAndrew’s six children ... His brothers, Matt ’95 and Tim ’99 are Hobart alums.



Junior, Guard, 6-2, 165, Fort Plain, N.Y.

Has seen his workload progressively increase over the past two seasons, leading up to this season ... Will be a key figure in Hobart’s back court ... Complements a feathery shooting touch with solid defense and a tireless work ethic. 200102—Saw action in 25 games ... Scored a career-high 11 points in a road win over RPI ... Dropped in eight points in home win over Vassar ... Netted seven points and collected a season-high four rebounds at Division I Colgate. 2000-01—Played in 15 games ... Scored a season-high six points at Union, knocking down a three and sinking 3-of-4 from the line ... Collected a season’s best four rebounds at Catholic. Fort Plain High School—Coached by Craig Phillips ... His 1,104 points ranks second in school history ... MVP of the Tri-Valley League, First-team All-League, Class C Section II MVP, and team MVP as a senior ... Led Fort Plain to the New York State Class C semifinals ... Third-team AllState. Personal—Born on July 31, 1982 ... Brad is the younger of Rodney and Michelle Strait’s two children.


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Sophomore, Forward, 6-7, 205, Schenectady, N.Y.

An accurate shooter with range ... Lanky body and long arms allow him to clog passing lanes ... Made steady progress during his first season. 2001-02—Named team rookie of the year ... Played in 24 games ... Notched a season-high eight points at Hamilton and again at home against Skidmore ... Also collected eight caroms against the Continentals. Schenectady High School—Coached by Mark Sausville. Personal—Born on March 5, 1983 ... Joe is one of six children of Joe and Patty Flacke.

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Sophomore, Guard, 6-0, 190, Dorchester, Mass.

Will be one of several guards competing for time at the point ... Sees the floor well and makes good decisions ... Dedication to strength and fitness will serve him well in the later stages of games. 2001-02—Played in 24 games ... Scored his first collegiate points against national semifinalist Rochester. St. Sebastian’s High School—Coached by John Borden ... Team Captain ... Four-year varsity player. Personal—Born on Jan. 24, 1983 ... Eric is the second of Ulysses and Ester Jacks’s two children.

Sophomore, Guard, 5-11, 165, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Has exceptionally fast feet and a quick release on his shot ... Strong ball-handling skills ... Extremely dedicated to improving his play and helping the team. 2001-02—Saw action in 11 games ... Scored his first collegiate points against Vassar. Berkeley Carroll High School— Coached by Joe McMahon ... Team Captain ... Three-year varsity player. Personal—Born on June 27, 1983 ... Zack is the only child of Barry and Viv Stelzner.

The Statesmen reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 2001, and look to return in 2003 behind the front court tandem of Joe Corbett and Davidek Herron.
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F, FY, 6-6, 220 Cumberland, Maine Greely H.S.

G, FY, 6-0, 175 Albany, N.Y. Brewster Academy

G, JR, 5-11, 185 Northport, N.Y. Great Neck H.S.

G, FY, 6-3, 180 Media, Pa. Episcopal Academy

G, FY, 5-10, 175 Weedsport, N.Y. Weedsport H.S.

G, FY, 6-3, 185 Neponsit, N.Y. Poly Prep

G, FY, 6-3, 170 Old Westbury, N.Y. Jericho H.S.

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OVERALL 12-13 7-7 5-6

HOME AWAY 5-4 5-8 4-3 3-4 1-1 2-4

NEUTRAL 2-1 0-0 2-1

Player 0 6 35 59 44 20 8 8 3 4 2 2 42 43 4 .500 2 8 2 1.000 0 6 6 10 85 6 .667 1 14 15 9 .333 3 15 18 1.1 0.7 0.5 1.4 3.4 15 .533 13 33 46 1.9 31 23 10 5 1 0 13 .615 23 18 41 2.0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 28 .714 9 21 30 1.2 25 0 56 .786 10 45 55 2.2 78 3 92 19 5 12 16 14 1 0 64 .922 24 50 74 3.0 46 1 95 51 81 27 6 18 16 13 12 1 3 45 .778 24 26 50 2.0 44 0 48 41 0 0 2 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 85 .400 91 .286 28 .214 0 9 24 .167 1 5 0 .000 .000 .000 .111 .000 13 .462 84 127 .661 86 146 232 9.3 47 0 39 60 0 .000 93 203 .458 85 208 293 12.2 61 1 43 49 16 12 21 15 15 27 25 7 4 7 5 2 2 0


REBOUNDS Off Def Tot Avg

Avg 445 18.5 418 16.7 280 11.2 191 182 72 46 43 25 8 4 4 7.6 7.3 2.9 2.2 1.8 1.6 0.4 0.4 0.6

Joe Corbett

24 24 800 33.3 176

316 .557

Davidek Herron

25 25 871 34.8 164

325 .505

Michael Gambino 25 25 734 29.4 94

252 .373 57 161 .354

Brian Schiele 6 0 1 4 0 0 0

25 25 768 30.7 49

129 .380 34

Tim Lomot

25 25 784 31.4 56

172 .326 26

Brad Strait

25 0

283 11.3 23



Rocco Walsh

21 1

177 8.4




Joe Flacke

24 0

200 8.3




Trevor McAndrew 16 0

168 10.5




Eric Jacks

22 0

150 6.8




Zack Stelzner

11 0






Jeff Hill

7 0







Total.............. 25

611 1419 .431 134 418 .321 362 572 .633 322 633 955 38.2 389

5 384 379 48 121 1718 68.7 - 383 294 75 190 1757 70.3

Opponents...... 25 Total 1718 1757

694 1567 .443 126 427 .295 243 352 .690 279 602 881 35.2 499

SCORE BY PERIODS: Hobart College Opponents

1st 814 856

2nd 904 901


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DEADBALL REBOUNDS: Hobart College Opponents

OFF 77 50

DEF 19 18

TOTAL 96 68

Hobart Hall of Famers
John S. Adams, Jr. ’62 Jackson H. Bowling ’38 Cyril de Cordova Brower ’21 William H. Dobbin, Sr. ’40 Richard L. Ferris ’40 Herbert T. Fitch ’42 Dr. Major Wilson Gasper ’23 Carmen J. Genovese ’70 Merle A. Gulick ’30 Donald R. Harter ’39 Edward I. Howard ’79 Robert W. Hynes ’34 Leon “Dutch” Leader ’29 Francis L. “Babe” Kraus ’24 Dr. George S. Lassiter ’56 Arthur N. Lambert ’58 Dr. Lee A. Litizia ’52 Michael J. Masino ’88 Garry A. Mendez ’58 Dr. Frank P. Smith ’36 Raymond W. Van Geisen ’31 Herbert J. Welker ’41 James P. “Sonny” Wilson ’55 F. Ross Zornow ’45

1988 1990 1989 1987 1986 1987 1993 1995 1986 1992 2003 1997 1997 1986 1998 1988 1993 2000 1989 1998 2002 1990 1992 2000

Mike Masino ’88 (#20) is Hobart’s career scoring leader and one of 25 former cagers to be inducted into the Hobart Athletics Hall of Fame.

Career Scoring Leaders

Individual Records
Season Scoring Leaders
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. PLAYER Mike Masino Mike Masino Eric Nelson Rob Pisanelli Joe Corbett Rich Kolmetz Carmen Genovese Mark Genovese Andrew D’Eloia Rob Pisanelli Andrew D’Eloia Dave Malicki SEASON 1986-87 1987-88 1997-98 1999-00 2000-01 1975-76 1969-70 1983-84 1994-95 1998-99 1993-94 1986-87 POINTS 652 617 606 598 528 527 522 508 504 493 479 477 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.

PLAYER Mike Masino ’88 Rob Pisanelli ’00 Eric Nelson ’98 Andrew D’Eloia ’95 Sonny Wilson ’55 Rich Kolmetz ’77 Carmen Genovese ’70 Michael Gambino ’02 JOE CORBETT ’03 Jason Harris ’95 Mike DeMaria ’90 Art Lambert ’58 Derek Dominici ’87 DAVIDEK HERRON ’03 Dave Aughey ’84 Dave Silveri ’76 Randy Hudson ’79 Mark Genovese ’85

POINTS 1,663 1,647 1,636 1,587 1,315 1,301 1,288 1,246 1,239 1,165 1,113 1,068 1,052 1,038 1,032 1,031 1,031 1,026

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POINTS: Game—56, Carmen Genovese, at Hamilton, Feb. 21, 1970 Season—652, Mike Masino, 1986-87 Career—1,663, Mike Masino, 1984-88 FIELD GOALS MADE: Game—28, Carmen Genovese, at Hamilton, Feb. 21, 1970 Season—232, Carmen Genovese, 1969-70 Career—593, Rob Pisanelli, 1996-2000 FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: Game—50, Carmen Genovese, at Hamilton, Feb. 21, 1970 (28-50, .560) Season—520, Carmen Genovese, 1969-70 Career—1,328, Rob Pisanelli, 1996-2000 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: Game—1.000, Joe Corbett, at Rochester, Feb. 15, 2000, (8-8, 1.000) Season—.585, Dave Malicki, 1985-86 (103-176, .588) Career—.548, Mike Kiefer, 1989-1992 (376-686, .548) THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE: Game—10, Andrew D’Eloia, vs. Rochester, Feb. 14, 1995 (10-12, .833) Season—79, Michael Gambino, 1999-00 (79-165, .479) Career—244, Michael Gambino, 1998-2002 (244-596, .409) CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A 3-FG: 21, Michael Gambino, Feb. 20, 1999 through Feb. 5, 2000 3-POINT FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED: Game—14, Andrew D’Eloia, at Cornell, Dec. 11, 1994 14, Tim Lomot, vs. Ithaca, Nov. 29, 2001 Season—191, Andrew D’Eloia, 1994-95 Career—596, Michael Gambino, 1990-2002 3-POINT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE Game—1.000, John Hatch, vs. Union, Feb. 15, 1997 (5-5, 1.000) Season—.552, Geoff von Weigen, 1993-94 (32-58, .552) Career—.435, Dave Malicki, 1983-87 (50-115, .435) FREE THROWS MADE: Game—22, Dave Dence, vs. RIT, Feb. 21, 1991 (22-22, 1.000) Season—235, Mike Masino, 1987-88 (235-276, .851) Career—556, Mike Masino, 1984-88 (556-660, .842) FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED: Game—25, Joe Corbett, vs. RPI, Feb. 9, 2001 (14-25, .560) Season—321, Joe Corbett, 2000-01 (124-321, .386) Career—660, Mike Masino, 1984-88 (556-660, .842) FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Game—1.000, Dave Dence, vs. RIT, Feb. 12, 1991 (22-22) Season—.922, Brian Schiele, 2001-02 (59-64) Career—.855, Brian Schiele, 1998-2002 (177-207) REBOUNDS: Game—30, Dave Dence, vs. RIT, Feb. 12, 1991 Season—364, Joe Corbett, 2000-01 Career—967, Carmen Genovese, 1967-70 ASSISTS: Game—19, Mike Deane, at Hamilton, Feb. 21, 1970 Season—237, Dave Rubin, 1997-98 Career—505, John Wheeler, 1975-79 BLOCKED SHOTS: Game—10, Randy Hudson, vs. Utica, Dec. 12, 1978 Season—112, Randy Hudson, 1978-79 Career—287, Randy Hudson, 1975-79 STEALS Game—8, Mike Deane, vs. Alfred, Feb. 11, 1970 Season—63, Mike DeMaria, 1988-89 Career—181, Mike DeMaria, 1986-90

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Games In A Season: 28, 2000-01, (20-8) Wins In A Season: 20, 2000-01, (20-8) Winning Percentage: .750, 1955-56, (15-5) Consecutive Wins: 8, 1978-79 8, Jan. 12, 2001 through Jan. 27, 2001 POINTS: Half—75 vs. Oswego State, Dec. 16, 1978 (2nd) Game—114, vs. Oswego State,Dec. 16, 1978 Season—2,284, 1986-87 FIELD GOALS MADE: Game—51, vs. Oswego State, Dec. 16, 1978 Season—841, 1986-87 FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS: Game—101, vs. Houghton, Jan. 14, 1970 Season—1,889, 1978-79 FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE: Game—.620, vs. Eisenhower, Dec. 6, 1977, (44-71) Season—.474, 1974-75 (674-1421) 3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE: Game—16, vs. Skidmore, Feb. 20, 1999 Season—178, 1999-2000

Rob Pisanelli ’00 holds the Hobart record for career field goals made and ranks second in career scoring.
FREE THROWS MADE: Game—40, vs. RIT, Feb. 12, 1991 Season—492, 1993-94 FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED: Game—59, vs. RIT, Feb. 12, 1991 Season—800, 2000-01 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE: Game—.941, vs. Rochester, Feb. 10, 1988, (16-17) Season—.730, 1978-79 REBOUNDS: Game—79, vs. Houghton, Jan. 13, 1979 Season—1,159, 2000-01 ASSISTS: Game—35, vs. Ithaca, Feb. 12, 1979 Season—558, 1978-79 STEALS: Game—21, vs. Roger Williams, Dec. 12, 1989 Season—261, 1989-90 BLOCKED SHOTS: Game—15, vs. Utica, Dec. 13, 1978 Season—226, 1978-79

Brian Schiele ’02 holds the Hobart career and season free throw percentage records.
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Robert Demuth ’51 Randy Schofield ’51 Bob Ford ’54 Jon Kraus ’55 Sonny Wilson ’55 Garry Mendez ’58 John Adams ’62 Michael Yost ’65 Carmen Genovese ’70 Richard Kolmetz ’77 Richard Groot ’80 Tom Nelligan ’81 Nick Sotell ’81 Jeff Stapleton ’82 Scott Humphrey ’85 Mark Genovese ’85 Larry Pettinelli ’86 Derek Dominici ’87 Rob Mercedes ’87 Mike Masino ’88 Ron Pabis ’88 John Pettit ’88 Jeff Holtyn ’89 Kevin O’Neil ’89 Mike DeMaria ’90 Chris Arnold ’91 Jeff Brierly ’91 Mike Nash ’91 Brian Vance ’91 Dave Dence ’94 Andrew D’Eloia ’95 Jesse Rappaport ’96 Mark Callahan ’97 John Hatch ’97 James Hefti ’98 Dave Rubin ’98 Brennan Morgan ’99 Matthew Pierce ’99 Brendan Hall ’00 Kevin Mannix ’00 Rob Pisanelli ’00 Josh Ryan ’00 Brian Bernard ’01 Kevin Leonardo ’01 Michael Gambino ’02 Brian Schiele ’02

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Retired Professor, Oregon Health Sciences University Retired Credit Manager, Courtaulds Films, Inc. Dentist Retired Colonel, U.S. Air Force Retired Teacher, Geneva High School Executive Director, The National Trust for the Development of African-American Men Vice President, Career Systems Development Corp. Vice President and Dean, LeMoyne College Self-employed Contractor Owner, Kolmetz Corporation Vice President/Owner, North Coast Claim Service High School Teacher and Basketball Coach Vice President, Lehman Brothers Associate Athletics Director, Monmouth College Assistant Vice President, NYMORA Associates Self-employed Contractor Sales, Patek Philippe Private Importer/Exporter, D&S Exports Junior High School Principal Attorney, Harris,Beach & Wilcox Attorney, McDermott, Will & Emery Director of Insurance Software, MTW Consulting Account Specialist, Betz Dearborn Physician Obstetrics and Gynecology Managing Partner, DMD Design Group Actuarial Associate, Merchants Mutual Sales Rep, News Bank Inc. Senior Consultant, Knowledge Systems & Research Guidance Counselor Computer Specialist, Via Health Sales Executive High School Teacher Research Analyst Credit Suisse, First Boston Law Student, University of Maine Middle School Teacher Public Relations, Salmon Creek PR Benefits specialist, Fidelity Investments Para Legal, Day, Berry & Howard LLP Financial consultant, Paine-Webber Media Marketing Consultant, ABC Radio Graduate Student, East Carolina University Research assistant, Knowledge Systems & Research Trooper, New York State Police Intern, U.S.Olympic Committee Graduate Student, Union College Account Executive, Ameriquest Mortgage
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Statesmen Tours:
1989-90 Westerville, Ohio 1990-91 France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium 1992-93 Colorado Springs, Colo. 1994-95 Germany and Austria 1995-96 Daytona Beach, Fla. 1996-97 Springfield, Mass. 1997-98 Colorado Springs, Colo. 1998-99 Ashland, Va. 2000-01 Washington, D.C. 2001-02 Daytona Beach, Fla. 2002-03 Welland, Ontario & Daytona Beach, Fla.

Hobart basketball in Paris, France, 1990

“The Hobart basketball program is a ‘family’ in the truest sense of the word, and is the reason why my four years at Hobart were among the best of my life.” —Jeff Brierley ’91 “Playing basketball at Hobart offered many opportunities. It provided me with the chance to travel to such places as Boston, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., and New York City. It also taught me discipline that I needed to succeed in life.” —Dave Dence ’92 “The Hobart basketball family has given me an education that goes well beyond the classroom and the basketball court. The coaches and teammates who I encountered had a tremendous impact on my life as a student, a player, and a person.” —Brian Schiele ’02 “The relationships forged during my playing career at Hobart College with teammates and coaches are friendships that have endured well beyond my days in Geneva. In time, memories of wins and losses might fade, but I’m sure these friendships will not.” —Mark Callahan ’97

Hobart basketball in Germany, 1994-95
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Hobart and William Smith Colleges are coordinate, private, liberal arts institutions, located in Geneva, N.Y., the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. The Colleges, which have a combined enrollment of 1,885, offer a remarkably broad array of majors and minors, with a cross-disciplinary flavor intended to better inform both professional and intellectual pursuits. The Colleges are noted also for an ambitious emphasis on international study, and for their programs in community service. Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women share faculty, facilities, and curriculum, but maintain separate dean’s offices, athletics programs, student governments, and traditions.

At the Colleges, the academic year is divided into two 15-week semesters. Students take four courses each term, eight per year, for either a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree. The academic program traditionally comprises four years. Majors are available in African/Africana studies, American studies, anthropology, architectural studies, arts and education, art history, Asian languages and cultures, biology, chemistry, classics, comparative literature, computer science, critical social studies, dance, economics, English, environmental studies, European studies, French, geoscience, Greek, history, international relations, Latin, Latin American studies, lesbian, gay, and bisexual studies, mathematics, media and society, modern languages, music, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public policy studies, religious studies, Russian area studies, sociology, Spanish, studio art, urban studies, women’s studies, and writing and rhetoric.

The Hobart College Department of Athletics believes that intercollegiate athletics play a major role in the educational process, and strives to provide a challenging, meaningful, and exciting experience for student athletes. The Department accomplishes this mission by serving as teachers, counselors, leaders, and representatives of the College and by offering quality instruction, services, and athletics facilities while promoting a high level of sportsmanship and competition. The coaching and support staffs place the highest value on:

• Commitment • Integrity • Loyalty • Respect • Teamwork
In carrying out its mission, the department will strengthen the ability of Hobart men to manage their lives and fulfill their potential as students, athletes, and citizens.

The Hobart Statesmen, whose colors are royal purple and orange, field intercollegiate teams in 11 sports, including basketball, crew, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, ice hockey, sailing, soccer, squash, and tennis. Hobart is a member of the Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association (UCAA), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), and Divisions III and I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

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Mark D. Gearan, bringing extensive experience in public service and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and international studies, became Hobart College’s 26th president and William Smith College’s 15th president in August 1999. When named to that position by the Colleges’ trustees, Gearan was serving as director of the U.S. Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., a position he assumed in 1995. His extensive credentials in public policy and service include having served at the White House as Assistant to the President, Director of Communications, and Deputy Chief of Staff. A native of Gardner, Mass., Gearan earned a bachelor’s degree in government cum laude at Harvard University and a law degree from Georgetown University. His writings have been published extensively, including pieces in the “Boston Globe,” the “Miami Herald,” and the “San Francisco Examiner.”

Clarence E. Butler became dean of Hobart College in July, 1998. Butler came to Hobart in 1979, after serving on the faculties at Brown University and Dartmouth College. He served as assistant dean, then was named senior associate dean in 1983 after serving for two years as acting dean of the College. Butler has served on many committees, including the Committee on Standards, Individual Major Committee, and President’s Advisory Council. Aside from his administrative duties, Butler has taught classes in German and, as an Episcopal priest, has at times served the local community in that capacity as well. Butler received bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis, a master’s from the University of Kansas, and the B.D. from the Episcopal Theological School. He also received a language diploma from the University of Stockholm in Sweden. He is a former Fulbright Scholar and DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Scholar.

A 1968 graduate of Hobart, Michael J. Hanna became the College’s athletics director in 1981. He has piloted the athletics program through unprecedented championships in lacrosse, and his vision, along with that of his William Smith counterpart, has led to the construction of the Robert A. Bristol ’31 Field House in 1989 and the Dr. Frank P. Smith ’36 Squash Center in 1998. Improvements in the new millennium include an AstroTurf stadium, Cozzens Memorial Field, and the Topichak Team Rooms in the Elliott Varsity House. As a quarterback, Hanna broke all of Hobart’s season and career passing records during the 1966 and 1967 seasons. A second-team All-American lacrosse attackman in 1968, Hanna finished second for the Statesmen in scoring that year with 35 goals and 35 assists. He cocaptained both the football and lacrosse teams his senior year. During his senior year he was awarded the Francis L. “Babe” Kraus Award as Hobart’s Athlete of the Year and was also presented the Judge Kane Award as MVP in lacrosse.
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The Ford-Butler Basketball Award is awarded annually to the member of the Hobart basketball team who has demonstrated significant improvement, untiring perseverance and the will to win during the season or over the course of his career. The Ford-Butler Award has been endowed through the generous loyalty of former basketball teammates Dr. Robert E. Ford ’54 and Dr. Kent H. Butler ’54. Recent Recipients: 2001-02 — Davidek K. Herron ’03 2000-01 — Timothy M. Lomot ’03 1999-00 — Kevin P. Leonardo ’01 1998-99 — Joshua M. Ryan ’00

The Statesmen Basketball Award, chosen by the basketball coaching staff, is presented each year to a member of the basketball team whose scholarship, leadership, and all-around value to the squad have proved to be superior. Donated by the Statesmen Athletic Association. Recent Recipients: 2001-02 — Michael J. Gambino ’02 2000-01 — Kevin P. Leonardo ’01 1999-00 — Joshua M. Ryan ’00 1998-99 — Brennan C. Morgan ’99 and Matthew R. Pierce ’99

The Butler-Ford Basketball Award is awarded annually to the member of the Hobart basketball team who has proved to be most valuable to the team. The Butler-Ford Award has been endowed through the generous loyalty of former basketball teammates Dr. Kent H. Butler ’54 and Dr. Robert E. Ford ’54. Recent Recipients: 2001-02 — Joseph R. Corbett ’03 2000-01 — Joseph R. Corbett ’03 1999-00 — Robert S. Pisanelli ’00 1998-99 — Robert S. Pisanelli ’00

Recent Recipients: 2001-02 — Joseph L. Flacke ’05 2000-01 — Bradley A. Strait ’04 1999-00 — Joseph R. Corbett ’03 1998-99 — Michael J. Gambino ’02

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DATE OPPONENT TIME Nov 30 at Colgate .................................... 2 p.m. Dec 3 ROCHESTER .................................... 7 p.m. 6 at RIT .......................................... 7 p.m. 10 CAZENOVIA ..................................... 7 p.m. Dec 13-14, at Niagara (Canada) Tournament 13 vs. Loyalist ................................... 8 p.m. 14 at Niagara .................................... 4 p.m. 22 at Franklin & Marshall ................ 3 p.m. Dec. 28-29, at Land of Magic Classic 28 vs. Hanover ................................. 5 p.m. 29 vs. Ursinus ................................... 5 p.m. Jan 7 at Rochester ................................. 8 p.m. 14 HILBERT ......................................... 7 p.m. 17 ST. LAWRENCE ............................... 6 p.m. 18 CLARKSON ...................................... 2 p.m. 21 UTICA ............................................. 7 p.m. 24 at Skidmore ................................. 6 p.m. 25 at Union ...................................... 2 p.m. 28 at Hamilton ............................ 7:30 p.m. 31 at Vassar ....................................... 6 p.m. Feb 1 at Rensselaer ................................ 2 p.m. 7 UNION ............................................ 6 p.m. 8 SKIDMORE ...................................... 2 p.m. 11 HAMILTON ...................................... 7 p.m. 14 at Clarkson .................................. 6 p.m. 15 at St. Lawrence ............................ 2 p.m. 18 at Ithaca ....................................... 8 p.m. 21 RENSSELAER .................................. 6 p.m. 22 VASSAR ........................................... 2 p.m. Feb. 28-March 1, UCAA Tournament

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