Injuries Mire Hopkins Season by maclaren1


   The Newsletter of the Johns Hopkins Chapter of the Alpha Delta Phi

President’s Report                                      improvements and repairs is greatly appreciated
                                                        by all brothers.
Greetings Brothers,                                             Noel Hodges „02, secretary, kept the
        After a long summer out at Fort Lewis,          undergraduate brothers in contact this summer
Washington training with the United States              by publishing the most extensive phone and
Army, I returned to a remarkably clean 5 East           email list in recent memory.
33rd St. And then I opened the front door. Old                  Jahon       Jamali     „01,      treasurer,
furniture and appliances cluttered the hallways.        demonstrated in the waning weeks of last year
However, the mess was dealt with in short order         his proficiency in keeping the Chapter‟s books.
through a combination of brothers‟ cooperation          Jahon is also serving the International in his role
and some outside help.                                  as Undergraduate Member to the Board of
        The vast majority of the newly initiated        Governors, a position held by Drew Hammitt
were comfortably settled in when I arrived and          „02 the previous year. To touch on last year
they have made serious efforts to improve the           briefly, 100% of brothers‟ dues were collected.
conditions of their individual apartments. I                    The Hopkins football team is captained
would also like to take this time to say that the       for a second year by brothers Scott Martorana,
apartment lovingly known as the “Pigpen” has            not sure what year he is graduating, and Marc
a quartet of brother occupants that gutted it           Della Pia „02. The Blue Jays are poised to make
entirely and removed all reminders of the               another run at the Centennial Conference title.
notorious room. I feel very comfortable with            In recent years, the University has not allowed
the new brothers and am impressed by their              kegs in the parking lot, but we will yet again test
focus and pride they have shown in the                  out this policy at the home opener on 8
fraternity.                                             September at noon against Washington and Lee.
        As I was away for the entire summer,            Also, the annual “Around the Wa” will be held
Mike Overstreet „02, vice president, did an             after the Franklin and Marshall which is also the
outstanding job maintaining the day to day              day of the Bull Roast.
operations of the house. His tenacity in dealing                The baseball team enjoyed a successful
with our       landlord in regards to house             trip to Italy this summer and the boys of

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summer are eager to get into fall ball. They still       Miller ‟01 and Don Lauer „96, WaWa now has a
get mad at the football team for tearing up the          web page and the beginnings of a database.
outfield.                                                Don and I have been in contact and hope to
        We started off this year aiding the Office       make the WaWa web page more diverse and
of Housing and Dining Services with                      useful to alumni and undergraduates alike. To
Sophomore Move-In Day. Thirty brothers                   view      the    web     site    please    visit
helped the returning sophomore class into their To reach me directly
new rooms in either Wolman or McCoy                      with questions and comments please feel free to
Residence Halls.                                         write me at
           The brothers of the Hopkins Chapter                   This is both an exciting and
have elected an extremely capable executive              progressively forward moving year. There are
branch that is motivated to do a tremendous job          many opportunities of which we may take
this year. I look forward to serving as president        advantage and will. We hope to work together
and leading my brothers in the right direction. I        with the alumni to build greater bonds and
have plans to make more of a positive impact in          relationships. With the executive board and the
the community in and around Hopkins. Any                 brothers of the house, we are extremely hopeful
suggestions that you may have would be                   for a productive and enjoyable year.
appreciated.        My email address is which I check daily.                     Drew Hammitt
                                                         Alumni Chair „02
                Michael Patrick Halas „02
                                                         Football Review
Alumni Chair Report
                                                                         The 2001 edition of the Johns
                                                         Hopkins football team embarked on one of the
        It is the end of the beginning of a new
                                                         most ambitious schedules in school history. The
year here at Johns Hopkins and we at the Alpha
                                                         Blue Jays faced four teams that participated in
Delta Phi house are as enthusiastic and excited
                                                         post-season play last year. Head coach Jim
about this year‟s prospects as we‟ve ever been.
                                                         Margraff (13th season) had 66 returning letter
We‟re running on the inertia begun last year and
                                                         winners and 15 returning starters in his stable
hope to continue to steam forward with renewed
                                                         that had the team gunning for its first Centennial
vigor while we participate and plan the events of
                                                         Conference Championship. An offense
the year.
                                                         featuring First Team All-Centennial performers
        I‟d like to personally thank all those who
                                                         Scott Martorana (RB) and Zach Baylin (WR)
attended the Homecoming Weekend events of
                                                         and a defense anchored by senior All-Centennial
last spring. It was great to see all in attendance
                                                         performers Erich Hellmold (DE), Marc Della
at Casino Night, the cocktail hour after the
                                                         Pia (LB), and Craig Reinert (LB) were the
lacrosse game and the following Boxer Bash
                                                         cornerstones of any success the Blue Jays
party. We hope to see the same enthusiasm this
                                                         achieved this season. Della Pia ‟02 and
                                                         Martorana ‟02 (two Hopkins Alpha Delts) were
        So far, we have several events planned
                                                         captains of the Blue Jays for the second straight
for the coming spring. This year, we are also
better connected. With the efforts of Craig
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        After opening up with two non-                   Delta Phi representation among this group,
conference victories, the Blue Jays suffered a           either. The defensive front is anchored by
defeat at the hands of nationally ranked (No. 3)         senior Adam Seidman (DE), junior Pat Doyle
Bridgewater who later went on to lose in the             (DL), and sophomore Hayes Griffin (DL).
Division III Championships. Following the                Senior Marc Della Pia is joined in the linebacker
loss, the Jays got back on track with two big            corps by sophomore Colin Slemenda. Senior
conference victories before dropping another             Mike Halas (current President of the Johns
conference contest to Muhlenberg. However,               Hopkins chapter of Alpha Delta Phi) starts at
Hopkins remained in the driver‟s seat with three         right cornerback.
games to go.                                                     For more detailed information on
        The Hopkins team went on to lose a               Hopkins football, player profiles, and day-to-
heartbreaker by 14–17 against Dickinson in               day updates, check out the Blue Jays on the
overtime. The loss, however, did not stop the            Internet at
Blue Jays from continuing in their pursuit of
victory. The following week, they                        Marc Della Pia „02
overwhelmingly beat Franklin and Marshall at             Thanks to Ernie Larossa
home 41-0.
        The true cornerstone of the season,              Hall of Fame Inductees
however, and also the highlight of four years for        The following brothers have been inducted into
all seniors, was the defeat of nationally ranked         the Johns Hopkins Athletic Hall of Fame:
Western Maryland in the last game of the
season. The Jays played an outstanding football          Pete Blohm (Lynbrook, NY / St. Paul’s) –
game, dominating play and eventually coming              Baseball
out on top by 21-14. Johns Hopkins hadn‟t won
a game against Western Maryland since their                      Blohm was a key member of the Johns
home victory in 1996. The Hopkins win also               Hopkins baseball program when the Blue Jays
broke a 33-game Centennial winning streak for            first made their mark on the national scene.
the Green Terror. Western Maryland‟s last                From 1984-1987, he helped guide JHU to a 105-
Centennial win came against Hopkins in 1996.             40-1 (.723) record, two MAC Southeast
        Paving the way for senior running back           Championships (1986 & 1987), and one
Scott Martorana was a host of Alpha Delts.               appearance in the NCAA Tournament (1986).
Steve Stache ‟03 (FB), Mike Spears ‟03 (TE),             Hopkins posted a staggering 33-5-1 record in
all-conference performer Kevin Kostibos ‟03              1986, setting them school records for victories
(OL), and Wayne Bugel ‟02 all have a hand in             in a season and winning percentage.
blocking responsibilities. Sophomore Ben                         Blohm concluded his career with a
Stopper ‟04 played well at running back in               record of 25-7. His 25 victories, .781 winning
Martorana‟s absence and has flourished as a              percentage, and 22 complete games all tanked
kick and punt return man. Lastly, sophomore              second in school history at the time of his
Jason Lehman adds punch to the receiving                 graduation and he still ranks among the top 10
corps.                                                   in school history in all three major categories.
        The Blue Jays‟ defense has played                Amazingly, he completed 22 of the 29 games he
exceptionally well and is ranked nationally in           started in his career and posted a career ERA of
several categories. There is no lack of Alpha            2.85. In addition, he ranked third all-time in
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strikeouts (191) and innings pitched (239.0) at           on the Johns Hopkins record book, but also on
the conclusion of his career.                             the books of the NCAA. Enfield holds JHU
        Blohm posted a perfect 9-0 record to              records for free throws made (431) and free
help lead Hopkins to the 1986 MAC Southeast               throw attempts (466), which translates into an
title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. He               NCAA record of 92.5% accuracy rate. This is a
earned First Team All MAC South in 1987,                  career record for all divisions of NCAA play
when he was also named a First Team South                 which still stands. In addition, he set a then
Region All-American.                                      NCAA Division III record for single-season free
        After graduating from Johns Hopkins,              throw percentage by hitting 123 of 129 (.953) as
Blohm continued his baseball career in the                a senior. The record has since been broken, but
professional ranks. He was originally drafted by          still ranks third all-time in NCAA Division III
the Atlanta Braves and over the course of a six-          and sixth all-time in all divisions.
year professional career, spent time in the                        Enfield also posted impressive numbers
Orioles, Pirates and Blue Jays‟ organizations.            in the classroom as he became the first of four
He spent three of his six years pitching at the           JHU men‟s basketball players to earn an NCAA
Triple A level and was scheduled to make his              Postgraduate Scholarship. He twice earned
major league debut in 1994 before the players‟            GTE Academic All-America honors and earned
strike was settled.                                       the Champion/NABC Scholar Athlete of the
                                                          Year Award as well.
Andy     Enfield        (Shippensburg,        PA/                  Enfield went on to spend several years
Shippensburg)                                             as an assistant coach in the NBA, working with
                                                          the Milwaukee Bucks and the Boston Celtics.
Arguably the most decorated men‟s basketball              He also remains the only men‟s basketball
player in school history, Enfield helped lead             player in school history to garner All-America
Johns Hopkins to a four-year record of 68-48              honors as he was a Third Team NABC All-
(.630), two trips to the NCAA Tournament                  American in 1991.
(1990 & 1991), including one appearance in the
Sweet 16 (1990), and one Middle Atlantic
Conference South Championship (1991). The                 Frank Gangemi (Pottsville, PA/Pottsville)
20 victories the Blue Jays amassed during the
1989-90 season en route to the Sweet 16 were a                    Perhaps the last of Hopkins‟ truly
then school record.                                       outstanding two-way players, Gangemi starred
        Enfield‟s name sits at or near the top of         for the Blue Jays from 1987-90. His efforts
numerous statistical categories at Johns                  along the offensive and defensive lines was
Hopkins. His 2,025 career points are nearly               recognized by his coaches, teammates and
more than any other player in school history has          opponents alike.
scored, while he is also the career leader in field               Gangemi earned All-Centennial honors
goals made (680), three-point field goals made            all four years as an offensive lineman, including
(234), career scoring average (18.8), and three-          First Team All-Centennial status as a junior and
point field goal percentage (.451).                       senior. He was the first JHU offensive lineman
        While those numbers are certainly                 to twice earn First Team All-Centennial honors
impressive, Enfield saved his best work for the           and he remains one of just four Blue Jay
free-throw line, where he not only left his mark
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offensive linemen to twice garner First Team                     More than serving purely aesthetic
All-Centennial status.                                   purposes, cleaner rooms serve practical ones as
        As if his performance on offense were            well. Moritz was asked whether or not the
not enough, Gangemi also played defensive line           changes were worth the effort and quickly
as a senior and promptly earned First Team All-          replied, “Certainly. Now you can walk around
Centennial honors there as well. In his only             in your bare feet.”
season on defense, Gangemi posted 50 tackles                     While the changes that have been made
and led the team with 8.5 sacks and 13 tackles           in the house may not last long, they do make the
for losses.                                              stay in WaWa a little bit more comfortable.
        Eleven years later, Gangemi remains the          They also reflect the growing awareness of
only player in the history of the Centennial             brothers for the upkeep and maintenance of the
Conference to earn First Team All-Centennial             house and their sense of responsibility towards
honors on offense and defense in the same                those ends.
season and he is one of just six players in school
history to be named First Team All-Centennial            Drew Hammitt „02
three times (regardless of position).                    Alumni Chair
        With Gangemi‟s leadership, the Blue
Jays posted a 5-4-1 record in 1990 and came              New Officers
within one win of capturing the Centennial
Conference title. That season jump-started what                 Voting for offices and other positions
would become the winningest decade of football           took place last spring and in the fall. The
in school history.                                       following brothers have won positions:

Brothers Rejuvenate the House                            President: Mike Halas „02
                                                         Vice President: Mike Overstreet „02
        Brothers in recent months have taken it          Treasurer: Jahon Jamali „03
upon themselves to refurbish their respective            Secretary: Noel Hodges „02
apartments throughout the house. Everything              Social Chair: Garrett Gleeson „03
from simple painting and dusting, to more                Alumni Chair: Drew Hammitt „02
complicated carpeting and plastering have taken          Board of Governor Member: Jahon Jamali „03
place in an effort to provide a cleaner, more            Pledge Educators: Kevin Kostibos ‟03, Steve
comfortable living environment. The most                 Stache „03
notable apartment rejuvenation has occurred in           Rush Chair: Jeremy Brown ‟03, Mark Gengarro
15, 21, 25 (formerly named the Pig Pen), 31, 42          „03
and 45.                                                  IFC Representatives: Rob Bates ‟04, Colin
        When Matt Moritz ‟03 of apartment 42             Slemenda ‟04, Bill Stolting „03
was asked why he and his roommates put so                Housing Chair: Andrew O‟Dell „03
much effort into their apartment, he explained           Literary Chair: Steve Silverman „04
that it was a combination of too much time               Fund Raising Chair: Jeremy Brown ‟03, Hayes
during the summer with nothing better to do and          Griffin „04
as a reaction to the filth of the previous year.         Networking Chair: Brian Dietze ‟02, Andrew
                                                         Usuki „02

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                      & CRESCENT, INC. IN 2001

                             Tom Baugher
                               Bob Beach
                            Andy Bernstein
                              Scott Burns
                          John W. Chesley, Jr.
                           Robert Coulbourn
                             Scott Conwell
                           Dennis Danielczyk
                               Joe Derosa
                                Jim Dietz
                              Ed Donahue
                            Frank Gangemi
                             Adam Gentile
                            John Guglielmo
                             Larry Gulotta
                              Mike House
                             Marco Ireland
                              Greg Kendig
                               John Killar
                               Don Lauer
                           Anthony Lorenzo
                               Rob Marra
                           W. Brett McCone
                              Mike Miller
                             Bob O‟Connor
                            Chris Ogeneski
                           Christopher Pacitti
                            Troy Rohrbaugh
                               Chris Rom
                             Ritchie Schell
                             Rob Silverman
                             P. Olen Snider
                              Gordon Stick
                              Kevin Tully
                                 Al Volk
                            Andrew Wallach
                            Church Yearley
                            Dorsey Yearley

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                                                           Representative      Drew       Hammitt,        02
                                                           ( updating us on your
Dear Brothers,                                             life events and career events. We would like to
                                                           add a section in the next newsletter that profiles
I hope this letter finds everyone safe after the           our alums.
tragic events earlier this month. Many thanks
are due Bob Torrey ’95, making us proud                    Finally, what‟s a letter from the President
working on the World Trade Center recovery                 without a financial plea? Well as you can guess,
operations with the FDNY. Times like this                  our treasury looks like Morgan Hoffman’s
make our country come together in a way                    (’95) piggy bank when he was 4 years old. We
similar to the bond that ties Alpha Delts from             have about $300 in cash as of October 1, 2001.
Hopkins to our brothers from other chapters in             In this newsletter is a list of all those brothers
the U.S. and Canada.                                       who have stepped-up and paid dues for calendar
                                                           year 2001.       As you can see, we need
This year is showing signs of becoming a                   participation by more brothers to strengthen our
promising year for Star & Crescent as well as              cause and to provide for future alumni events
for Alpha Delta Phi. Three of our alumni will              such as Homecoming and Initiation and to help
be inducted in the JHU Hall of Fame: Frank                 offset major repair costs. (The boiler will have
Gangemi, ‘91, Andy Enfield, ’91, and Pete                  to overhauled prior to this winter.) On behalf of
Blohm, ‘87. Once again, the Johns Hopkins                  Star & Crescent, I ask that you when you send
Chapter has representation on the International‟s          in your personal update and stories of other
Board of Governors.        Ed Donahue, ‘68                 alums, that you attach a check for your dues.
continues as President and Jahon Jamali, ‘03               ($60 for graduates before 1995 and $30 for
was elected as Student Governor.          Hearst           alumni from 1996 to 2001.) Believe it or not, if
Entertainment will be filming a “documentary”              we can keep only seven hundred dollars in our
for MTV in the ever-popular genre of “reality              account, we won‟t have to pay a $12/month
TV.”     Chapters already slated for filming               bank fee! That‟s enough to pay for six ties for
include Cal Berkley and Wisconsin; other                   new Initiates right there! Sounds trivial, but we
chapters (WaWa???) will be added as the series             need your dues to keep the JHU Chapter strong.
continues. The first segments should air in the            Please bring your dues current. Don‟t be that
first quarter of 2002. The International will              weak link!
receive substantial consideration from MTV,
and will allocate funds received on a basis of             XAIPE.
one-third to those chapters participating in the
filming and two-thirds for the remaining
chapters.                                                  Michael Miller „93
As this is only the advent of a great year, I invite       Star & Crescent, Inc.
all of you to send an email to Alumni

    This edition of the Paean is dedicated to the three brothers who lost their lives in the events of
 September 11th. We remember Bro. Jeremy Glick, Rochester ‘92, Bro. Patrick Murphy Virginia ’87
                              and Bro. George Spencer, Phi Kappa ’73.
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Please complete and mail to:            Star & Crescent, Inc.
                                        5 East 33rd Street, #12
                                        Baltimore, MD 21218

       Regular Alumni Dues, 2000:

       Graduated in 1995 or later, and in graduate school - $25

       All others - $60                                                          _____

Additional contribution for chapter house improvements                           _____

(Opportunities for named gifts exist; contact Ed Donahue at 301.731.1123 days; 410.974.6071 evenings.)

       Name:                            ___________________             Class:

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   WaWa sends its blessings in this holiday season.

        Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas.
             Have a Happy New Year!

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With brothers rejuvenating their rooms, apartments like 42 have never looked so good.

Alpha Delta Phi
The Johns Hopkins Chapter
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