2013 Men's and Women's Tennis Program

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<ul><li><p>April 27-28, 2013Mercer County ParkWest Windsor, NJ</p></li><li><p>/MAACSports</p><p>#MAACTENNIS</p><p>@MAACSports</p><p>Follow Us</p></li><li><p>www.maacsports.com 2</p><p>2013 Mens and Womens Tennis Championships</p><p>712 Amboy AvenueEdision, NJ 08837</p><p>Main: (732) 738-5455</p><p>MAACSports.com Facebook: /MAACSports Twitter: @MAACSports MAAC.TV</p><p>Richard J. Ensor, Esq . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .CommissionerBarbara Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Senior Associate CommissionerKen Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Commissioner/Mens Basketball, BaseballMarshall Foley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Associate Commissioner/ChampionshipsJill Skotarczak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Commissioner/External RelationsWhitney Swab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Commissioner/External RelationsJordan Confessore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Womens Basketball OperationsHamilton Cook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of New Media/Marketing &amp; Ticket SalesKyle Sturley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Championships &amp; Special EventsTania Kennedy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Director of ChampionshipsKatie Carew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of MarketingJohn Wooding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Director of Special ProjectsBrian Bourgouin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrative FellowLauren Maneri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Administrative Fellow</p><p>MAAC MarketingJeff Long . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .President of Pattison Sports GroupJames Osbourne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Manage Pattison Sports Group</p><p>MAAC STAFF DIRECTORY TABLE OF CONTENTS</p><p>2012-13 CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULESport Date Site ChampionMen's Golf April 26-28 Disneys Palm Golf Course, Fla. LoyolaWomen's Golf April 26-28 Disneys Palm Golf Course, Fla. SienaMen's Rowing April 27 Lake Mercer, West Windsor, N.J. MaristWomen's Rowing April 27 Lake Mercer, West Windsor, N.J. DrakeMen's Tennis April 27-28 Mercer County Park, West Windsor, N.J. FairfieldWomen's Tennis April 27-28 Mercer County Park, West Windsor, N.J. FairfieldWomens Water Polo April 27-28 Marist College IonaWomens Lacrosse May 3-5 Marist College CanisiusMens Lacrosse May 3-5 Canisius College CanisiusMen's Outdoor Track May 4-5 Rider University ManhattanWomen's Outdoor Track May 4-5 Rider University Saint PetersSoftball May 9-12 Marist College IonaBaseball May 23-26 Waterfront Park, Trenton, NJ ManhattanMens Cross Country October 27, 2012 ESPN Wide World of Sports, Fla. IonaWomens Cross Country October 27, 2012 ESPN Wide World of Sports, Fla. IonaWomen's Soccer November 2-4, 2012 Marist College LoyolaMen's Soccer November 8-10, 2012 Marist College NiagaraVolleyball November 17-18, 2012 Fairfield University FairfieldMen's Swimming &amp; Diving February 14-16 Erie Community College, Buffalo, N.Y. RiderWomen's Swimming &amp;Diving February 14-16 Erie Community College, Buffalo, N.Y. MaristMen's Indoor Track February 15 New Balance Armory, New York, N.Y. ManhattanWomen's Indoor Track February 15 New Balance Armory, New York, N.Y. Saint PetersWomen's Basketball March 7-11 MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass. MaristMen's Basketball March 7-11 MassMutual Center, Springfield, Mass. Iona</p><p>Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference . .3-4Commissioner, Richard J. Ensor . . . . .5</p><p>Mens and Womens Tennis TeamsFairfield University . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-8Loyola University Maryland . . . . . . .9-10Manhattan College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11Marist College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-14Niagara University . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-16Rider University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-18Saint Peters University . . . . . . . . .19-20Siena College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-22</p></li><li><p>The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference</p><p>www.maacsports.com</p><p>With 10 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles ofquality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, theMetro Atlantic Athletic Conference is in its 32nd year of competitionduring the 2012-2013 academic year.</p><p>The MAAC was founded in 1980 by six charter members: the U.S.Military Academy, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Iona Col-lege, Manhattan College and Saint Peters College. Competition fol-lowed one year later in the fall of 1981 with members competing inthe sports of mens cross country and mens soccer. On January 2,1982, Army traveled to Iona for the first MAAC mens basketballgame and the MAAC story had begun.</p><p>Current Conference members include: Canisius College, FairfieldUniversity, Iona College, Loyola University Maryland, Manhattan Col-lege, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, SaintPeters University, and Siena College. In addition, associate mem-bers include the University of Detroit Mercy, Jacksonville Universityand Virginia Military Institute in mens lacrosse. St. Francis (N.Y.)College, Villanova University, VMI and Wagner College are all asso-ciate members of the MAAC Womens Water Polo League. DrakeUniversity, Jacksonville University, Robert Morris University and Sa-cred Heart University compete in womens rowing, while the Univer-sity at Albany, Boston University and the University of Hartford begancompetition in womens golf in the spring of 2010. Butler Universitybecame an associate member of womens golf in the summer of2012. In December 2012, Monmouth University and Quinnipiac Uni-versity accepted the MAACs invitation to become a Conferencemember beginning July 1, 2013, for the 2013-14 academic year. TheMAAC will support 24 sports and championships during the 2012-2013 academic year. The MAAC has automatic qualification to 15NCAA Championships, with the MAAC being eligible for womensrowing for the first time in the spring of 2013.</p><p>The MAAC Basketball Championships returns to Springfields Mass-Mutual Center for the 2013 and 2014 championships, which will beco-hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Byhaving an excellent working relationship with various facilities, theMAAC has been able to attract a number of NCAA Championshipevents. Most recently, the MAAC and Rider hosted the 2012 NCAARowing Championships at Lake Mercer in West Windsor, New Jer-sey. The MAAC and Rider also co-hosted the 2011 NCAA Division I</p><p>Wrestling Championships at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadel-phia. The MAAC, Canisius College and Niagara University suc-cessfully hosted the 2010 NCAA Division I Mens BasketballChampionship First and Second Rounds at the HSBC Arena in Buf-falo, New York. All three parties hosted the event in 2004 and2007, and will host again in 2014. The MAAC and Rider Universityco-hosted the 2009 NCAA Division I Womens Basketball Champi-onship Regional at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., afterrecording the third highest attendance figure for the womens cham-pionship with the First and Second Rounds in 2006. The MAACand Fairfield worked together to co-host the 2013 NCAA Division IWomens Basketball Championship Regional at Webster BankArena in Bridgeport.</p><p>MAAC Associate Sports</p><p>In June of 1995, the MAAC continued to develop opportunities forstudent-athletes as the conference announced the formation of theMAAC Men's and Women's Lacrosse Leagues. The men's leaguebegan competition in the spring of 1996, while the women's leaguecommenced in the spring of 1997. The men's league consists offour MAAC schools Canisius, Manhattan, Marist, and Siena - andthree associate members - Detroit, Jacksonville and Virginia MilitaryInstitute. The women's league consists of MAAC institutions Cani-sius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Niagara and Siena.</p><p>In 2002, the MAAC added the MAAC Women's Water Polo League.The league is currently made up of three MAAC schools Iona,Marist and Siena as well as four associate members, St. Francis(N.Y.), Villanova, VMI and Wagner.</p><p>Sacred Heart started participating in MAAC Women's Rowing in thespring of 2008. Drake University joined the league for the 2010MAAC Championship, while Robert Morris began competition in thespring of 2011.</p><p>In the summer of 2009, the MAAC added three associate members- Albany, Boston University and Hartford - to women's golf, with theprograms starting competition against MAAC members Fairfield, Ni-agara and Siena in 2009-2010. Butler became an associate mem-ber in the summer of 2012, beginning competition for the 2012-13season.</p><p>Womens Basketball is one of the 24 sports in which theMAAC crowns a champion.</p><p>The MAAC combines traditional members with associate members inmens lacrosse, womens water polo, womens golf, and womens row-ing.</p><p>3</p></li><li><p>Academics and Athletics</p><p>The MAAC prides itself on the accomplishments of its student-ath-letes in the classroom, as well as on the field. Mary Beth Riley, a1991 graduate of Canisius, was the first recipient of the NCAAWoman of the Year Award. In the fall of 1998, Erin Whalen, a mem-ber of the Iona womens rowing team, was awarded one of the na-tions 32 Rhodes Scholarships for academic achievement and civicleadership. Jose Vargas, a Loyola student, was also awarded aRhodes Scholarship in 1999.</p><p>First-class facilities are the rule with MAAC schools, as teams regu-larly play in top-notch arenas, such as Madison Square Garden, theMassMutual Center, the IZOD Center, First Niagara Center, TimesUnion Center, the Webster Bank Arena, and the Sun National BankCenter. The other MAAC championships boast their share of out-standing locales as well, such as the Reverend Harold Ridley, S.J.,Athletic Complex at Loyola, where the mens soccer championshipwill be contested in the fall of 2012, and Waterfront Park in Trenton,New Jersey, home of the 2013 MAAC Baseball Championship. Thisyear, the MAAC will take the mens and womens cross countrychampionships to Orlando, Florida at the ESPN Wide World ofSports Complex. The 2013 MAAC Mens and Womens Golf Cham-pionships will be held at Disneys Palm Golf Course.</p><p>In the past several years, a number of the MAAC schools have alsoenjoyed success in NCAA Championships. MAAC schools havemade a total of 80 NIT appearances and 50 NCAA appearances.For the first time in 16 years, the MAAC had two teams advance tothe NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Championship, with Loyolaearning the leagues automatic bid and Iona garnering an at-largebid. In March 2012, Fairfield and Manhattan participated in the Col-legeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, with the Stags advancingto the semifinals. The Manhattan women participated in theWomens Basketball Invitational, reaching the semifinal round of thetournament for the second consecutive season. In 2007, the Maristwomens basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling tothe eventual National Champion, the University of Tennessee. TheRed Foxes have recorded five NCAA wins since their runs in 2007.In the fall of 2011, the Iona men's cross country team finished tied for</p><p>The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference</p><p>www.maacsports.com</p><p>First-class facilities are used for MAAC Championships, including theNew Balance Armory Track and Field Center in New York, N.Y.</p><p>ninth place at the NCAA Championship race, extended the Gaelsstreak to 10 straight Top 10 national finishes.</p><p>The MAAC has also been a leader in the forefront of technology,expanding the notoriety of the league into cyberspace. In 2007, theleague reached an agreement with JumpTV, Inc., now NeuLion,Inc., to design and host the MAAC web page. MAACSports.comhas been a great success, providing fans with up-to-date contestresults, live and on-demand video and an online merchandisestore. The MAAC, in conjunction with NeuLion, launched aniPhone app in February 2011, followed by Android and iPad appsthat were released during the 2011-12 academic year.In September 2011, the conference announced the launch ofMAAC.TV, the league's first broadband network. Six schools Can-isius, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Rider, and Saint Peter's are cur-rently part of the network, which broadcast over 400 live events in2011-12.</p><p>The MAAC President for the 2012-2013 academic year is Dr. Eu-gene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., the President of Saint Peter's Univer-sity. The Vice-President is John J. Hurley, the President of CanisiusCollege. Don Harnum, Director of Athletics at Rider University, willchair the Committee on Athletic Administration, and Joyce Eggle-ston, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator atSiena College will serve as Vice Chair.</p><p>Waterfront Park home of the NY Yankees AA affiliate TrentonThunder and site of the 2013 MAAC Baseball Championship</p><p>4</p></li><li><p>Commissioner, Richard J. Ensor</p><p>5 www.maacsports.com</p><p>Richard J. Ensor was named the thirdCommissioner of the Metro AtlanticAthletic Conference in August 1988.In the 24 years since his appoint-ment, Ensor has provided leadershipto the conference in a period of tran-sition and growth in intercollegiateathletics and the MAAC. During histenure the MAAC has secured a sta-ble membership base, expanded thenumber of championships conductedand developed an extensive market-ing program cemented with broadcastagreements with ESPN, a web pagedhosted by NeuLion and partnerchampionship venues such as theMassMutual Center, Naismith Memo-rial Basketball Hall of Fame and Dis-ney Sports Attractions. During a timeof tumultuous realignment withinNCAA Division I conferences the</p><p>MAAC remains a homogenous association of private institutions of simi-lar size and funding, which are committed to student-athlete excellenceboth on the playing fields and in the classroom.</p><p>Under Ensors direction, the MAAC has focused efforts toshowcase its member institutions in its annual mens and womens bas-ketball tournament. Since 1990 with the support of the MAAC Council ofPresidents and the leagues athletic administrators and coaches theMAAC has held its premier event in state of the art playing facilities suchas the Times Union Center in Albany, NY, the Frist Niagara Center inBuffalo, NY, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA and the WebsterBank Arena in Bridgeport, CT. The 2013 &amp; 2014 championships will behosted at the MassMutual Center in S Springfield, MA.</p><p>Ensor has also been instrumental in the expansion of MAACsports offerings. In 1992 the MAAC added womens soccer, in 1996mens lacrosse, and in 1997 womens lacrosse, mens and womens in-door track and rowing. In 1998, the MAAC added outdoor track and fieldand womens golf, and in 2002-03 it added womens water polo. Theleague currently sponsors 24 sports and is awarded automatic or play-inbids to 14 NCAA championships [baseball, softball, tennis (m&amp;w), mensgolf, basketball (m&amp;w), outdoor track (m&amp;w), lacrosse (m&amp;w), rowing(w), soccer (m&amp;w) water polo (w) and volleyball (w)]. Additionally, MAACmens and womens cross country have access to the NCAA...</p></li></ul>