HOBOKEN, N.J. (October 12, 2020) – Beneath the management of present Director of Athletics Russell Rogers, who simply accomplished his twentieth 12 months within the place, the Stevens Institute of Expertise Division of Athletics has risen to unprecedented ranges of success.
Beneath Rogers’ management, Stevens has completed inside the highest 45 within the DIII Faculty Administrators’ Cup standings 11 consecutive years together with a program-best Thirteenth-place end in each 2010-11 and 2015-16. The Geese additionally received the Jostens Jap Collegiate Athletic Convention (ECAC) Establishment of the Yr Award in each 2007-08 and 2012-13, whereas additionally ending because the Collegiate Athletic Directors of New Jersey DIII Cup Winner in seven of the final 10 years.
The Division of Athletics will look again into the archives to replicate on the event’s evolution underneath Rogers. Every week, key moments will probably be highlighted that occurred “This Week in Stevens Historical past.”
The week of October 12-18
Oct. 12, 2019 – Shelby Stewart Units Girls’s Volleyball Profession Blocks Report at St. Thomas Tri-Match
Simply 18 matches into the season senior girls’s volleyball student-athlete Shelby Stewart broke this system report for profession blocks along with her 429th profession block within the opening set of a match in opposition to Northwestern-St. Paul. The block broke the report beforehand set by Maggie Kowalska who produced 428 in her four-years on Citadel Level.
Although the Geese misplaced each matches on the day, they weren’t down for lengthy as they made a run to the NCAA Event. Regardless of falling to 9-10 following the journey to the Midwest, Stevens went on to win 13 consecutive matches en path to their first MAC Freedom Common Season and Event titles and likewise made their first journey to the NCAA Regional Last since 2016.
Oct. 12, 2008 – Girls’s Cross Nation, Franzese Win NJIT Highlander Invitational
Led by junior Melissa Franzese, the Stevens girls’s cross nation workforce took dwelling first place within the New Jersey Institute of Expertise Highlander Invitational, topping a area of eight complete groups. Franzese completed the 5K race in a remaining time of 18:58 to interrupt the Department Brook Course report to cross in first place because the Geese had 5 runners place contained in the top-seven individually.
Franzese broke the earlier report of 19:04 that was set by her teammate, Sara Amitrani, one 12 months prior. Amitrani completed in second place in 2008 and was adopted by teammates Shannon Beairsto, Jamie Brabston and Erica Bakelmun who completed in fourth, sixth and seventh place, respectively.
Oct. 13, 2019 – Males’s Tennis Sweeps Discipline at MAC Particular person Championship
Of their first 12 months within the Center Atlantic Convention, the Stevens males’s tennis workforce swept all 11 singles and doubles titles on the MAC Particular person Championships to change into simply the second program for the reason that format change in 2005 to perform the feat.
Marc Feliu, Keegan Morris, Mark Kanevsky, Philip Szkudlarski, Gabriel Sifuentes, Arjun Krishnan and Eloi Pradier all one their particular person singles titles. Every student-athlete recorded their win in straight units and the Geese dropped a complete of solely seven video games.
On the doubles facet, Feliu and Morris, Sifuentes and Szkudlarski, Kanevsky and Krishnan and Garrett Kincaid and Brian Li all teamed as much as win their respective doubles titles to finish the sweep.
Oct. 13, 2018 – Girls’s Tennis Wins First-Ever Empire 8 Convention Title
For the primary time in program historical past, the Stevens girls’s tennis workforce received the Empire 8 Convention Title once they knocked off the highest general seed Nazareth Faculty 5-4. It was the primary time a workforce apart from Nazareth or Ithaca Faculty received the E8 crown since 2004 when Alfred took dwelling the title.
To start out the match, Agatha Malinowski and Isabella Calandra received 8-1 at line one doubles whereas Alexis Fuda and Sydney Zoretic mixed to win an exciting 8-7 (7-5) matchup at line three doubles.
In singles motion, Fuda and Makenna Sargis each picked up straight set victories at traces 4 and 6, respectively whereas Nazareth received at traces one, three and 5 to tie the competition at 3 wins apiece. After dropping the primary set at line two 7-6 (7-5), Julia Earl battled again to win the following two units 6-3, 6-2 to clinch the win for Stevens.
Oct. 13, 2007 – Discipline Hockey Units Program Information for Targets, Assists, and Factors, Borzillo Nets 5 Targets, in 9-0 Win Over Elmira
In what was probably the most lopsided victory in program historical past, the Stevens area hockey program routed Elmira Faculty 9-0 due to a program-record 5 objectives off the stick of now-Stevens Corridor of Famer Kara Borzillo. The Geese set a program report for objectives, assists and factors whereas Borzillo grew to become the primary and solely student-athlete in program historical past to search out the again of the online 5 instances in a recreation and likewise set a program single-game report with 11 factors.
Stevens out-shot Elmira 34-2 within the contest and likewise acquired a aim from 2019 Corridor of Fame inductee Hillary Paul within the victory. Together with Borzillo and Paul, Stephanie Linder, Courtney Geddis and Allison Basile all netted objectives. The 9 objectives from the Geese stays tied for probably the most single-game objectives in program historical past with a match from Oct. 26, 2013 when Stevens additionally scored 9 instances in opposition to Elmira.
Oct. 15, 2011 – Males’s Swimming Breaks 4 Pool Information in Convincing Win over Montclair St.
The 2011-12 males’s swimming season acquired off to a quick begin with a dominant 153-88 victory over Montclair St. that noticed the Geese break 4 DeBaun Aquatic Heart data and sweep all 16 occasions on the afternoon.
Stevens broke the pool data within the 200-yard medley relay, the 100-yard backstroke, the 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
The victory was the signal of a unbelievable season that was to come back for the Geese as Stevens received the ECAC title for the third consecutive 12 months and positioned eleventh on the NCAA DIII Swimming and Diving Championships.
Oct. 15, 2004 – Males’s Soccer Arms No. 6 USMMA First Lack of Season
With the common season Skyline Convention title on the road, the boys’s soccer workforce acquired a pair of objectives within the remaining 5 minutes to rally to a 2-1 victory over No. 6 USMMA handy the Mariners their first lack of the 2004 season.
Trailing 1-0 with lower than 5 minutes to play, Collin Clatanoff fired a shot from 30 yards deep and located the again of the online to tie the competition at one. Then, two minutes later, Kings Level was referred to as for a foul within the penalty space and junior Chris Barsky delivered the following penalty kick over the wall of defenders into the left facet of the online with 2:05 left to provide Stevens the thrilling victory.
The Geese went on to prime USMMA 4-0 within the Skyline Championship match later that season and superior to the NCAA Spherical of 16.
Oct. 16, 2011 – Laura Barito Turns into NCAA Lady of the Yr
Following an unbelievable profession on Citadel Level, Stevens girls’s monitor and area and swimming student-athlete Laura Barito was named the NCAA Lady of the Yr on Sunday night time. A two-time NCAA nationwide champ, Barito was simply the second NCAA Division III student-athlete to win the award.
Barito earned nationwide titles in swimming (50-yard freestyle) and monitor (400-meter hurdles) at Stevens and was an eight-time Empire 8 convention report holder in swimming upon commencement. She additionally was a four-time Empire 8 champion in monitor and was the hurdle/dash workforce captain. Moreover, she competed in cross nation and earned all-conference honors in that sport. She was a diet consultant and repair chief for each the monitor and swimming groups. Chosen twice as Stevens Athlete of the Yr, Barito was additionally named Empire 8 Swimmer of the Yr throughout her profession.
Barito appeared on Stevens Institute’s President’s Record from 2007 to 2011 and was named a Faculty Swimming Coaches Affiliation of America Scholar All-American from 2008 to 2011. CoSIDA named Barito to the Educational All-America First Workforce and the Empire 8 named her a Senior-Scholar Athlete.
Oct. 18, 2007 – Dana Bacalla Named Convention Participant of the Yr for Third Consecutive Season
After incomes Skyline Convention Participant of the Yr honors in 2005 and 2006, Dana Bacalla continued to rack up the accolades as she was named the Empire 8 Convention Girls’s Tennis Participant of the Yr for the 2007 season.
Bacalla completed the 12 months an ideal 16-0 in twin matches (together with 10-0 in opposition to league opponents) and teamed up with Allyson Kingman for a 15-1 doubles report on the 12 months. Bacalla was the primary girls’s tennis participant to be named the convention participant of the 12 months thrice in a profession and continues to be considered one of solely two girls’s tennis student-athletes to perform the feat (Jessica Bourque 2011, 2013, 2014).
The video games/occasions famous above should not meant to be an entire itemizing of Stevens’ occasions on these dates, however a sampling of nice moments as decided by the Stevens Division of Athletic Communications.
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