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[FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT
Copyright 2002 PR Newswire
February 26, 2002, Tuesday
SECTION: FINANCIAL NEWS
DISTRIBUTION: TO BUSINESS EDITOR
HEADLINE: NuCo2 Inc. Appoints Louis Romano, Jr. As Executive Vice President,
Sales And Marketing
DATELINE: STUART, Fla., Feb. 26
NuCo2 Inc. (Nasdaq: NUCO), the
largest provider in the U.S. of bulk CO2 systems and services for carbonating
and dispensing fountain beverages, announced today the appointment of Louis
Romano, Jr., as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, a new
position. He was most recently Director,
Global Procurement & Materials Management at Praxair, Inc.
Mr. Romano will be responsible for all of NuCo2's sales and marketing
activities, and customer relations, said Michael E. DeDomenico, Chairman and
"Lou Romano is someone whom I have known and worked with for many
years when I was at Praxair, and for whom I have the highest personal and
professional regard. I am certain that in this new position he will contribute
importantly to NuCo2's growth and profitability," said Mr. DeDomenico.
"Lou's professionalism, and broad management and marketing capabilities,
built up over 27 years in the bulk gas industry, will greatly benefit our
Company. We are very pleased that he is joining us."
"I am not only delighted to again be associated with Mike, I am
particularly excited at the opportunity to participate in the future
development of NuCo2," said Mr. Romano.
"NuCo2 as the only national supplier of bulk CO2 systems for the
fountain beverage industry is truly a unique company with enormous potential,
and I look forward to playing a part in its realization."
Mr. Romano, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD,
joined Union Carbide Corp.'s Linde Division (later spun off as Praxair)
following seven years' active service as a carrier-based Navy pilot. He held a succession of senior management
positions involving marketing, sales and procurement at leading global,
national and regional industrial gases business units. Among them, he was Director of Marketing of
Global Standard On-Site Gas Supply Systems, the first of a kind, on-site gas
production system; Director, Central Region Sales, North American Industrials
Gases; and Director, Global Expense Procurement with responsibilities including
procurement of the company's $1.2 billion of expense commodities and services
before being promoted to his most recent position at Praxair.
Mr. Romano holds a B.S. Engineering degree from Annapolis, and has also
completed executive studies in General Management at the Wharton Business
School, in Global Marketing at George Washington University and in Business
Development at Manhattan College. He has
served as a Guest Lecturer at the Tuck Business School of Dartmouth College.
Substantially all of NuCo2's revenues are derived from services that
include installation, maintenance and rental of high quality bulk CO2 systems
installed at customers' sites coupled with reliable, continuous delivery of CO2
product to those systems. NuCo2 Inc. is
a pioneer in the use of and the nation's leading supplier of bulk CO2 services
and systems for carbonating and dispensing fountain beverages. Bulk CO2 involves use of a cryogenic vessel
delivered to a customer's site, which preserves CO2 in its liquid form and then
converts the liquid product to gaseous CO2, the necessary ingredient for
beverage carbonation. It is a relatively
new technology with clear advantages over the delivery of high pressure CO2
cylinders. These benefits include
reliability of supply, consistent and improved beverage quality, increased
product yields, reduced employee handling and storage requirements, greater
productivity, elimination of downtime and product waste as well as enhanced
safety. Among NuCo2's customers are many
of the major national and regional restaurant and convenience store chains,
movie theater operators, theme parks, resorts and sports venues.
Statements contained in this press release concerning the Company's
outlook, competitive position and other statements of management's beliefs,
goals and expectations are "forward looking statements" as that term
is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are
subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed in or implied by the statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but
are not limited to, the ability of the Company to add new accounts and
competition. The Company disclaims any
obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of developments
occurring after the date of this press release.
SOURCE NuCo2 Inc.
CONTACT: Michael E. DeDomenico, Chairman
and CEO, NuCo2, +1-772-221-1754
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Thomas A. Wrobel, PhD, is an
associate professor of psychology at the University of Michigan-Flint where he
has taught since 1986. For the current academic year he also serves as senior
advisor to the chancellor. He received his BA from Manhattan College, and his
MA and PhD from Wayne State University in clinical psychology. He teaches
courses in abnormal psychology, psychological assessment, and health
psychology. He has taught previously at Wayne State University, the University
of Dayton, and Eastern Michigan University.
Wrobel has served as the faculty
advisor of the University of Michigan-Flint Psi Chi Chapter for the past eight
years. During that time the chapter has had an active program of service and
activities for the psychology majors. For the past four years, he has
accompanied a group of the chapter's officers to the annual APA Convention and
the Psi Chi National Convention held there. This year is the 25th anniversary
of the University of Michigan-Flint Psi Chi Chapter, and Wrobel's 25th year as
a Psi Chi member, having been inducted as a charter member of the Manhattan
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construction and renovations and has performed more than 1500 inspections.
Member of ASHI and HIAF.
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Copyright 2002 Scripps Howard, Inc.
Scripps Howard News Service
February 26, 2002, Tuesday
HEADLINE: Leaves can recharge worker ... or kill career
SOURCE: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
BYLINE: REPPS HUDSON
For the month of February, Dace Skudina was on leave from
her job as a chaplain fellow at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.
She has been living and working in her native country,
teaching at the University of Latvia, in the capital of Riga. Her students are
like her: dedicated to the art of helping the injured and the sick along the
journey to sound spiritual health.
"It is a way of kind of giving back to my country,"
said Dace (pronounced DOT-sa) from the suburb where she's staying. "I see
it as a mission to teach (the students) about what hospital chaplaincy
is." Art Lucas, a chaplain who is her supervisor at Barnes-Jewish, terms
Skudina a triple threat: "Some are deeply called to direct care (in
hospitals). Some are called to the field, and some are called to research.
She's all three."
In other words, Skudina is likely to challenge her boss
and colleagues with her many interests, which are prized in her profession. She
might be gone from time to time, but she also can bring a lot of useful skills
and knowledge back to her colleagues.
Skudina's lucky. In an unusual reaction to this kind of
curious and restless employee, Lucas said recently, "I'm real proud of
That's not always the case. Some supervisors regard
employees who want to go on leave for education or public service or a
much-needed change of pace as little short of a pain in the neck.
As for workers on family, military or sick leave, a
supervisor has to find a substitute to fill the employee's slot while away. Or
the supervisor might have to shift duties around, perhaps antagonizing
colleagues who have to pick up the leave-taker's portion of the workload.
And when a supervisor has an employee as passionately
committed as Skudina, 25, the supervisor has a serious issue on his hands: how
to let her grow and develop intellectually while keeping her on the job for
which he hired her.
"Someone's going to have to get a handle on
this," said Gerald Parker, a professor of management at St. Louis
University's John Cook School of Business.
With many younger employees expecting to satisfy various
professional and personal goals during their careers, Parker said, managers
must find ways to be more agreeable to letting their workers take leaves.
This balancing act is not easy. In fact, managers and
employees might find themselves at odds because they seem to have opposing
interests. The manager needs to keep workers on the job so the mission can be
accomplished, but bosses who want to hang on to first-rate employees have to be
Yet some firms and companies - mostly in the service
field - are discovering that periodic sabbaticals or leaves might help their
best employees and leaders.
At Fleishman-Hillard, a global public-relations firm with
headquarters in St. Louis, employees with four or more years of service can
take a six-week sabbatical. Benefits, such as health insurance, continue
throughout. The firm pays for two weeks, the employee uses two weeks of
vacation and then takes two more weeks without pay. Or employees can take up to
one year of unpaid leave and can pay their share of health insurance. They
retain the benefit of lower rates from being in the company's pool.
"We were looking for ways to attract and retain
employees," said Agnes Gioconda, Fleishman-Hillard's chief talent officer.
"We find that it reduces employee burnout. They need new ideas for their
clients. And it gives us cross-training and career development for others who
are out (on leave)."
So far, about 12 "strong performers" - out of
2,400 employees worldwide - have taken leaves, Gioconda said.
But not all experiences prove positive. Many return to
work charged up, excited by new ideas and the memory of places they have been
or things they have done only to find that few people at the office care or
show any interest. Some might even be hostile or jealous.
"The person who comes back can be frustrated,"
said Anna Navarro, a former Monsanto Co. official who took a leave 20 years ago
that led to her founding Work Transitions, a career-strategy firm. "The
risks are that they leave, or they just settle back into the same old
Leave-takers, career advisers and professors agree that
pitfalls await those who leave the office, whether to earn a master's degree or
to perform public service or to clear your head by climbing a mountain in the
While admitting that not a lot of strong empirical
research exists, Jim Breaugh, a professor at the business school at the
University of Missouri at St. Louis, said companies might penalize employees in
their 30s who take leaves, regardless of the reason.
"A lot of organizations view the decade of the 30s
as a proving ground," Breaugh said. "It's an opportunity to give you
a lot of assignments, to rotate you through several positions. They are trying
to assess your talents. You'll work incredibly long hours, and they expect you
to relocate at the drop of a hat."
He added that managers in many organizations continue to
hold outdated stereotypes of what they expect of men and women.
"When men take a leave of absence, they may have a
fear of losing out in the men's club" at the office, Breaugh said. For
women, who can be expected to take leaves when having babies, the expectations
of being seen in the office are nearly as strong.
Michael K. Judiesch, a professor of management at
Manhattan College in New York, studied the effect of leaves on employees of a
large financial-services company with his co-author, Karen S. Lyness of the
City University of New York.
"We found that people who took leaves were 18
percent less likely to be promoted, and they received about 8 percent less
pay," Judiesch said. "We found that held true for all types of
For men, Judiesch said, the apparent stigma of appearing
weak at the office is powerful: "I think many men who take time off when a
child is born may take it as sick leave because they do not want to have family
leave on their record."
(Distributed by Scripps Howard News Service,
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March 2, 2002
JASPERS FALL TO FAIRFIELD IN MAAC QUARTERFINALS, 81-74
ALBANY, NY – Despite a game-high 21
points from sophomore All-MAAC First Team honoree Luis Flores (New York, NY),
the No. 3-seed Manhattan Jaspers fell to the No. 6-seed Fairfield Stags, 81-74,
in the quarterfinals of the HSBC/MAAC Tournament Saturday evening.
Manhattan drops to 20-8 overall,
while Fairfield, which won its last four games in a row, improves to 12-16
overall and advances to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament to face the No.
7-seed Siena Saints.
Manhattan took the lead from the
opening tip and wouldn’t trail in the first half. Leading 30-23 with 5:52 to go
in the half, the Jaspers broke the game open with a 10-0 run as four different
players scored during the burst. Manhattan took its biggest lead of the game,
40-23, on a put-back by Jared Johnson (Bronx, NY) with 2:46 to go and led 44-31
at the half. Flores was a perfect 6-6 from the floor for 17 first-half points.
Manhattan shot 47.2% from the floor and outrebounded the Stags 23-17 in the
first 20 minutes.
Fairfield would not let the Jaspers
run away with it and inched their way back into the game in the opening minutes
of the second half. The Jaspers saw their double-digit lead dwindle to just
three at the 12:38 mark after Oscar Garcia picked off a steal, drew a foul and
hit both free throws to cut the deficit to 51-48. Fairfield would later tie the
game at 53-53 on a three-pointer by Jeremy Logan with just under 11 minutes to
play. Manhattan pushed the lead back to six on a pair of layups by Charus Moore
and Von Damien “Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) and a three-pointer by Flores,
making it 60-54 with 8:39 to play. Fairfield wouldn’t go away though and
rallied to tie the game a second time on another three-pointer by Logan.
Manhattan regained the lead on a put-back by Moore, but the lead was
short-lived as Fairfield was virtually perfect from the foul line for the
remainder of the game. With the score knotted at 65-65, Manhattan was unable to
convert on their end of the floor as Fairfield came up with blocks on three of
the next four Jasper possessions. From there, Manhattan connected on just two
field goals, both of which came in the final 10 seconds of the game, while the
Stags nailed 14-15 free throws to clinch the victory.
For the game, Fairfield hit 37-48
from the line, which included 30-34 in the second half alone. Manhattan, on the
other hand, went to the line only nine times in the second half, hitting 17-23
for the game.
Flores led four Jaspers in double
figures, as Holmes finished with 17 points and Green tallied 15 points and
seven assists. Johnson came off the bench to chip in 10 points and five
rebounds. Ajou Deng paced Fairfield with 17 points and four blocked shots.
With a 20-8 overall record, Manhattan
is hopeful for a post-season bid. Both the NCAA and the NIT announce their
selections on Sunday, March 10.
March 2, 2002
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL LOSES HEARTBREAKER TO ST. PETER’S
Rosalee Mason Leads All Scorers with 25 Points and 18 Rebounds
ALBANY, NY – The Manhattan College
women’s basketball lost a tight game to St. Peter’s College 54-50 in the
semifinals of the HSBC Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament on
St. Peter’s Natasha Philip scored the
first four points of the game to help the Peahens out to an 11-9 lead. Rosalee Mason (London, England) scored
back-to-back baskets to tie the game at 13-13 and spark an 8-0 run to give the
Lady J’s a 23-15 lead at the 4:40 mark.
St. Peter’s hit a three pointer and a driving lay up with 12 seconds on
the clock to cut the lead to five (25-20) at the half.
The Peahens surged out of the locker
room, opening up the half with a 12-2 run over a span of five minutes. Despite a solid effort, Manhattan would trail
by seven for most of the game until Donnette “Shorty” Reed (Syracuse, NY) hit
the second of two foul shots to cut the lead to five with just 1:17 on the
After a Manhattan timeout, St.
Peter’s Tyiana Sears missed a shot with just 43 seconds left to play. Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) grabbed the
rebound and missed a three-pointer on the ensuing possession. Toyelle Wilson (Voorhees, NJ) grabbed the
offensive rebound and was fouled by Tanesha Seaton on the play. St. Peter’s called a timeout, and Wilson
missed the first of two shots. Wilson
made the second shot and Manhattan was forced to foul with just 25 seconds on
the clock. Sue Porter missed the front
end of the one-and-one and four different players scrambled for the ball. St. Peter’s came up with the ball and stalled
possession until Manhattan’s Christine Bach (Floral Park, NY) came up with a
steal. Bach missed a shot with just four
seconds on the clock and Seaton came up with the rebound to seal the victory
for St. Peter’s.
Mason led all scorers with 25 points
on 12-of-21 shooting and added 18 rebounds, the third-highest single game
rebounding total in MAAC Tournament history.
Mason ends the season with 344 rebounds, a new Manhattan single-season
rebounding record. Walters added 12
points as the only other Lady J in double-digits.
Manhattan finishes the season with a
record of 18-11, 12-6 in the MAAC.
Manhattan advanced to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament for the
first time since 1995-96, and finished the regular season with the most
conference wins in school history.
To cap off the record-setting season,
Head Coach Sal Buscaglia was named the MAAC/Spalding Co-Coach of the Year,
while Mason was named to the All-MAAC First Team. Mason was the only sophomore honored on the
first team. In addition, Reed was
selected to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.
March 1, 2002
SVENSSOHN SETS THE PACE AT THE IC4A CHAMPIONSHIPS
BOSTON, MA- The Manhattan College
track and field team got off to a good start in the opening day of the 2002
IC4A Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA today.
Rajne Svenssohn (Karlstad, Sweden)
placed second in the pentathlon with a total of 3741 points to give the Jaspers
their first eight points in the competition. First place honors went to Penn
State’s Ryan Blood who totaled 3844 points.
Svenssohn’s throw in the shot put of
14.20m (741 points) and his leap in the high jump of 1.92m (659 points)
advanced his second place finish. In the
long jump, Svennsohn had a mark of 6.33m for 659 points. In the 60m hurdles, he
ran 8.71 seconds for 811 points and in the 1000m race, the sophomore ran a time
of 2:46.82 for 799 points.
The 18 members of the Jasper track
and field team who qualified for the IC4A and ECAC Championships will continue
to strive for top honors tomorrow, March 2nd and Sunday, March 3rd beginning at
March 1, 2002
WOMEN'S LACROSSE FALLS TO COLUMBIA 5-1
NEW YORK, NY– The Manhattan College
women's lacrosse team dropped their second game of the season to Columbia
University five to one this evening at Baker Field in Wien Stadium.
Midfielder Mary Dudek (Pearl River,
NY) scored the lone goal with 22:11 left in the first half to bring the Lady
J’s to one to two, but the Lions responded with four straight goals for the
win. Dudek scored her fourth goal in two games, collected four ground balls and
caused four turnovers.
Goalkeeper Maegan Cosgrove
(Farmingdale, NY) also played well. Cosgrove had an outstanding 14 saves for
The Lady J's will return to action on
Wednesday, March 6th when they play at Rutger’s University for a 3pm matchup.
March 1, 2002
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL DEFEATS MARIST 70-54
Lady J’s Advance to the Semifinals of
the MAAC Tournament for the First Time Since 1996
ALBANY, NY – The Manhattan College
women’s basketball team got double-digit scoring from four different players to
defeat the Marist Red Foxes 70-54 in the quarterfinals of the HSBC Metro
Atlantic Athletic Tournament at the Pepsi Arena on Friday afternoon.
With the win, third-seeded Manhattan
improves to 18-10 and advances to the semifinals of the MAAC Tournament for the
first time since 1996.
Manhattan opened the game on a 10-0
run and didn’t look back, as they led by as many as 15 in the first half and
led 29-15 at the break.The Lady J’s held Marist to just 15 percent shooting
from the floor, with the Red Foxes hitting just four field goals.
Marist closed the game to nine points
at the 18:31 mark, but consecutive baskets by Eve Walters (Pittsford, NY) and
Rosalee Mason (London, England) sparked a 10-4 run by the Lady Jaspers to keep
Marist at bay.
Walters finished with 17 points and
four rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting, while Mason added her 21st double-double of
the season with 13 points and 15 rebounds.With 15 rebounds, Mason broke
Manhattan’s single-season rebounding record with 326.The former record of 319
rebounds was held by Barb Kelly during the 1980-81 season.
Tiffany Schettig (Altoona, PA) had a
break-out game with 18 points on four three-pointers, marking her 11th game
with three or more baskets from behind the arc.
Manhattan faces second-seeded St.
Peter’s at 9:45 AM on Saturday morning in the semifinal match-up.
February 28, 2002
JASPER MEN, WOMEN EARN POST-SEASON HONORS
Sal Buscaglia Named Co-Coach of the Year
ALBANY, NY – Manhattan College
women’s basketball head coach Sal Buscaglia was named 2002 Spalding/MAAC
Co-Coach of the Year, it was announced this evening by MAAC officials at the
Pepsi Arena. Sophomore Rosalee Mason (London, England) was named to the
All-MAAC First Team and freshman Donnette “Shorty” Reed (Syracuse, NY) was named
to the MAAC All-Rookie Team. On the men’s side, sophomore Luis Flores (New
York, NY) earned a spot on the All-MAAC First Team, while senior Von Damien
“Mugsy” Green (New York, NY) and sophomore Dave Holmes (Washington, DC) were
voted to the All-MAAC Second Team. Sophomore Jason Benton (New Haven, CT) was
named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.
Buscaglia, who led the Lady Jaspers
to a third place finish in the MAAC standings, shares the honor with Siena head
coach Gina Castelli, who guided the Saints to their second consecutive regular
season championship. The Lady Jaspers finished with a 17-10 overall record, and
a 12-6 league mark. The 12 conference wins are the most in the program’s
history and the number three seed is the second highest in school history. Buscaglia
is in his fourth year at the helm of the Lady Jaspers.
Flores was the Jaspers’ leading
scorer all season, and enters the tournament with an 18.9 scoring average,
ranking him third in the conference. He scored in double figures in 26 of
Manhattan’s 27 games and averaged 36.1 minutes per game. Green earns a spot on
the second team for the second consecutive year, and was second on the Jaspers
in scoring at 11.9 points per game. He led the team in assists with 4.8 per
game, ranking him third in the MAAC. Holmes is the team’s top rebounder at 7.7
per game, good for fourth in the conference. A four-time MAAC Rookie of the
Week selection, Benton was a starter in 22 games for Manhattan and averaged 6.7
points and 3.7 rebounds.
Mason, who was named to the MAAC
All-Rookie Team last season, led the Lady J’s in scoring (19.1 ppg) and
rebounding (11.5 rpg), and was nationally ranked in both categories throughout
the season. Reed, who was named MAAC Rookie of the Week three times during the
regular season, averaged 6.9 points and 2.3 assists for the Lady J’s.
The women’s basketball team takes on
Marist in the quarterfinals of the MAAC Tournament Friday afternoon at 2:30 PM,
while the men face off with Fairfield in the quarterfinals at 9:00 PM on
February 27, 2002
MEN'S LACROSSE LOSES TOUGH GAME TO RUTGERS 12-5
PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Rutgers
University men's lacrosse team (1-1) scored five unanswered second-half goals
to beat the Manhattan Jaspers 12-5 on Wednesday afternoon.
Manhattan trailed Rutgers 2-1 after
the first quarter and outscored the Scarlet Knights 3-2 in the second quarter
to knot the game at 4-4 at halftime. Rutgers out-shot Manhattan 27-7 in the
second half, scoring eight goals to put the game away.
Junior Co-Captain Don Femminella (Massapequa,
NY) and freshman Eugene Tanner (Medford, NY) each scored two goals to lead the
Jaspers. Tanner also added two assists to total four points on the day.
Manhattan (0-2) faces Stony Brook at
2:00 PM on Wednesday, March 6th at Sacred Heart University.
SCORE BY QUARTERS 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Manhattan 1 3 1 0 5
Rutgers 2 2 6 2 12
Rutgers Goals: Tim White (4), Leif
Blomquist (4), Ken Springer (1), Jamie Lovejoy (1), Tim Horgan (1), Mike
Rutgers Assists: Jamie Lovejoy (3), Tim Horgan (1), Mike Buck (1), Matt Apel
Manhattan Goals: Don Femminella (2), Eugene Tanner (2), Brady Becklo (1).
Manhattan Assists: Eugene Tanner (2), Marty DarConte (1).
February 25, 2002
MASON AND REED SWEEP WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WEEKLY MAAC AWARDS
RIVERDALE, NY – Rosalee Mason
(London, England) earned the final women’s basketball Player of the Week award
for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference this season (for the week ending
February 24) by averaging a double-double of 19.5 points and 12.0 rebounds in a
2-0 week for the Lady Jaspers. Donnette
Reed (Syracuse, NY) earned the final Rookie of Week honor by averaging 12.5
points, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals over the week.
In Manhattan’s 78-72 double-overtime
victory over conference-leading Siena, Mason registered 17 points, 14 rebounds
and two steals. Mason then posted her
20th double-double of the season in a 69-56 win over Iona with 22 points and
ten rebounds, along with three assists, two steals and one block.
Mason, a Preseason First Team All-MAAC
selection, is currently 4th in the nation in rebounding and 37th in the country
This is Reed’s third weekly
conference honor, as she was instrumental in each of the team’s wins this
week. She tallied 17 points, five
assists and five steals in Manhattan’s 78-72 double overtime victory over
conference-leading Siena, and added eight points and three steals in the win
Manhattan enters the 2002 HSBC MAAC
Tournament as the #3 seed, with the most conference wins (12) in the history of
the program. Manhattan faces
sixth-seeded Marist at 2:30 PM at the Pepsi Arena on Friday afternoon.
February 25, 2002
BENTON NAMED MAAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK FOR FOURTH TIME
EDISON, NJ - Sophomore center Jason
Benton (New Haven, CT/Wilbur Cross) was named Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference Rookie of the Week for the week ending February 24, conference
officials announced today. This is the fourth time this season that Benton has
been selected as MAAC Rookie of the Week.
Benton helped the Jaspers to a pair
of conference wins last week, tallying back-to-back double figure scoring
efforts. On Monday against Loyola, Benton finished with 10 points, six
rebounds, two blocks and two steals in a 67-56 Jasper victory. Then on Friday
in the regular season finale against Iona, Benton tallied 12 points and six
rebounds in Manhattan’s 81-66 win over the Gaels. Benton shot 64% from the
field on the week.
Manhattan finished the season at 20-7
overall and 12-6 in the MAAC, and enter the 2002 HSBC/MAAC Tournament as the No.
3 seed. Manhattan is slated to take on the No. 6 seed Fairfield at 9:00 PM on
Saturday, March 2 at the Pepsi Arena in Albany, NY.
February 24, 2002
JASPERS' LAST CHANCE INVITATIONAL MAKES IMPACT
Pellet and Campbell Qualify for IC4A/ECAC Championship
RIVERDALE, NY - The Manhattan College
track and field team hosted the Jaspers' Last Chance Invitational held at
Draddy Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 23rd.
Junior Mike Pellet (Croton, NY)
qualified for the IC4A Championship and won first place in the shot put with a
throw of 15.90m. Declan Mulcahy (Clark, NJ) and Chris Bloom (York, PA) placed
fourth (12.89m) and fifth (10.17m) respectively in the shot put. Nils Peterrson
(Karstad, Sweden) captured the crown in the pentathlon with a total of 3544
points. Magnus Ahlen (Karstad, Sweden) leaped to first place in the long jump
with a mark of 7.05m. Elliot Belin (Bronx, NY) placed second in the triple jump
with a mark of 13.30m.
On the women's side, Michanne
Campbell (Mount Vernon, NY) qualified for the ECAC Championship in the triple
jump with a first place mark of 11.85m.
Junior Lauren Primerano (Trenton, NJ) had a personal best in the weight
throw, where she placed first (14.40m) and in the shot put, where she place
third (11.24m). Primerano also placed first in the pole vault with leap of
2.45m. Karin Larsson (Garphyttan, Sweden) placed second in the shot put with a
throw of 12.98m.
All the members of the Jaspers' track
and field team who qualified for the IC4A and the ECAC Championships will be
competing this weekend March 2nd & 3rd in Boston, MA beginning at 10am.
February 24, 2002
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ENDS SEASON WITH WIN AT IONA
Breaks Single-Season Conference Win Record with 12 MAAC Victories
NEW ROCHELLE, NY – The Manhattan
College women’s basketball team beat Iona 69-56 and completed the regular
season sweep of the Gaels Sunday afternoon at the Mulcahy Center in a crucial
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game.
Manhattan improved to 17-10, 12-6 in
the MAAC, while Iona fell to 7-20, 5-13 in the MAAC.
Iona led 9-7 with 14 minutes to go in
the first half, when Rosalee Mason (London, England) and Tiffany Schettig
(Altoona, PA) scored back-to-back baskets to give Manhattan an 11-9 lead and
the Lady Jaspers would not trail for the remainder of the game. Manhattan led 33-25 at the half.
Manhattan fired out of the locker
room, hitting two consecutive shots to give the Lady J’s a 12- point lead early
in the second half. Iona would get no
closer than eight points the rest of the way, with Manhattan maintaining a
double-digit lead almost the entire game.
Mason finished with a game-high 22
points and 10 rebounds for her 20th double-double of the year, Schettig added
eight points and four steals. Eve
Walters (Pittsford, NY) went 6-7 from the floor to add 13 points and five
rebounds in the win. Siobhan Kilkenny
(Castlebar, Ireland) added ten points and eight rebounds to round out the
double-digit scoring effort.
Mason, a Preseason First-Team
All-MAAC selection, was ranked 4th in the nation in rebounding (11.6 rpg) and
37th (19.1 ppg) in scoring as of
Manhattan’s 12 conference wins are
the most in the 23-year history of the program.
Manhattan has earned the third seed in the MAAC Tournament, where they
will likely face Marist as the #6 seed at 2:30 PM on Friday afternoon at the
Pepsi Arena in Albany, NY.
February 24, 2002
SWIMMERS POST SEASON BESTS AT MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP
BALTIMORE, MD – The Manhattan College
women’s swim team wrapped up the 2002 season at the MAAC Championships this
weekend at Loyola College in Baltimore, MD. Despite finishing in 10th place,
the Lady Jaspers produced some fine swims in the relay events.
On Day One of the meet, the 200
Freestyle Relay team of Sarah Killian (Belle Harbor, NY), Kate McGowan
(Amawalk, NY), Ashley Rooney (Shrub Oak, NY) and Marisa Lowe (Peekskill, NY)
finished with time of 1:56.79, their fastest of the season. Later that day, the
400 Medley Relay team of Lowe, Killian, Jillian Kraus (Wethersfield, CT) and
Rooney placed eighth with a time of 4:46.87.
On Day Two of the championship, the
200 Medley Relay team of Lowe, Killian, Kraus and McGowan swam their
second-fastest time of the season (2:08.48). In the 1000 Freestyle, Killian
(12:46.21, Rooney (13:06.20) and Vanessa Conway (Worthington, OH) (15:00.63)
all swam their fastest times of the season.
The 800 Freestyle Relay team of
Rooney, McGowan, Kraus and Killian were just two seconds off the school record,
finishing with a time of 9:26.10. The Lady Jaspers finished the meet with a
solid swim in the 400 Freestyle Relay, as the team of McGowan, Killian, Rooney
and Lowe posted a time of 4:14.51.
February 24, 2002
DELAWARE STATE SWEEPS THREE-GAME SERIES OVER JASPERS
DOVER, DEL. – The Manhattan College
baseball team kicked off the 2002 season with a three-game series at Delaware
State this weekend. In three tightly-contested ballgames, the Hornets swept the
Jaspers by scores of 6-3, 5-4 and 8-6. Manhattan drops to 0-3 on the season,
while Delaware State improves to 7-8.
In the first game, the Jaspers
capitalized on an error by the Hornets’ second baseman, which allowed Gary Diaz
(Naugatuck, CT) to reach to start the game. Diaz then stole second and would
advance to third on a groundout by Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY). Hitting in
the third slot, catcher Josh Greco (Kensington, CT) grounded to second,
allowing Diaz to score to give the Jaspers the early 1-0 lead. But, in the
bottom of the first, the Hornets responded with a three-run inning and went on
to take the first game, 6-3. Playing in his first game in a Jasper uniform,
third baseman Sylvester Gutierrez (Fresh Meadow, NY) went 2-for-2 and scored a
run. Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) took the loss for the Jaspers, going five innings
while giving up six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts.
In the second game of the twinbill,
the Jaspers loaded the bases in the first inning but failed to plate a run.
Then in the top of the third, Cucurullo and Greco hit back-to-back homers to
put the Jaspers up 2-0. Delaware State got one back in the bottom of the fourth
on a RBI double by Linares. After a scoreless top of the fifth, the Hornets
scored twice in their half of the inning to assume a 3-2 lead. Wendell Anderson
(East Hartford, CT) then led off the top of the sixth with his first homerun of
the season to tie the game up at 3-3. In the top of the seventh, with two on a
two out, Anderson lined a basehit to left, allowing Cucurullo to score. Greco
was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second to end the inning, as
the Jaspers clung to a 4-3 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.
Ian Quinn (Catskill, NY) came in to
try and close things out for the Jaspers. After getting the first batter
Sullinger to fly out to left, Quinn gave up a solo homerun to Underwood tie the
game at 4-4. King then singled to center and advanced to second on a fielding
error by Cucurullo. Quinn then walked August intentionally. Word pinch-hit for
Babcock and also walked, which loaded the bases for Delaware State with only
one out. Linares, the ninth-place hitter in the order, won the game for
Delaware State with a basehit to center. Anderson went 3-for-4 with two RBI
while Cucurullo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Ken Gleason (Glendale,
NY) went 4 2/3 innings and allowed three runs on five hits with three
strikeouts. Quinn took the loss for the Jaspers.
In the final game of the series on
Sunday, the Jaspers jumped out to another early lead. In the top half of the
second inning, Zach Sousa (Waterford, CT) lined a bases-loaded single to left,
scoring Anderson. Then with the bases still loaded, Sal Candela (Brooklyn, NY)
grounded into a double play, but pushed across a run as Cucurullo scored from
third to make it 2-0 Manhattan. The Jaspers added another run in the top of the
fourth as Gaskin was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch.
Sousa flied out to center to advance Gaskin to third. Candela then grounded out
to short, but Gaskin came around to score to make it 3-0 Manhattan.
After being shut out over the first
three innings of the ball game, the Hornets erupted for four runs on five hits
in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-3 lead. But the Jaspers responded as
Diaz started off the fifth with a basehit to leftfield. Gutierrez drew a walk,
and after Greco popped up to first, Anderson also walked to load the bases for
Cucurullo. Cucurullo skied a sacrifice fly to right, which scored Diaz. A
throwing error by the rightfielder allowed Gutierrez to score from second to put
the Jaspers back on top 5-4. In the bottom of the fifth, a throwing error by
Diaz allowed the Hornets to tie the game back up at 5-5.
After a scoreless sixth, Greco
reached on an error by the shortstop to start the seventh. Anderson then
singled, and Cucurullo reached on a fielder’s choice as the Hornets forced
Anderson at second. Greco was running on the play and came around to score,
eluding an errant throw by the shortstop to regain the lead for the Jaspers. In
the bottom half of the seventh, the Hornets tied it up once again on an RBI
single by Lineras. After the Jaspers failed to score in the top of the eighth,
Delaware State’s Martin and King cracked solo homeruns to give the Hornets an
8-6 lead. Manhattan would not score in the top half of the ninth and the
Hornets hung on for the three-game sweep. Diaz went 2-for-4 and scored a run,
as the Jaspers only managed five hits in the game put capitalized on six
Delaware State errors. Michael Parisi (Lake Grove, NY) took the loss for
Manhattan. He worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on six hits while
striking out five.
The Jaspers will look to get back on
the winning track next weekend when they travel to Centenary College for a
three-game series beginning on Friday, March 1.
[EMAIL FROM JASPERS]
From: Robert T. Coyne
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 3:29 PM
Subject: Missing Jasper Jottings
Hope all is well with you.
Have not received jottings for the past two weeks.
[JR: :-( I sent it. ]
From: Donald Kahn
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 3:19 PM
Please change my e-mail address from <privacy
invoked> to this address.
Class of '61
[JR: Done ]
From: Bernadette Weiden Glendon
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:41 PM
Subject: Jasper Jottings
Please include me in the weekly
distribution. Class of 1983, BS in
Bernadette Weiden Glendon
From: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:42 PM
Subject: Jasper Jottings
I trust things are okay with
you. My brother Ed and I have not received the last 2 editions of Jasper
Jottings and we are concerned about your well being. Let us know if there is
[JR: I resent both to everyone. Frustrating!]
From: Kevin OSullivan
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:15 PM
Subject: Information on Tim O'Sullivan
I was a friend of Tim O'Sullivan who
died in the WTC on Sept 11.
Do you have any additional
information on him.
[JR: No sorry I don’t. Maybe one of
our fellow Jaspers has something.]
From: Gerard M. Delaney
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 3:28 PM
Have you sent the JJ out for the last
two weeeks? I have not received them, if you did.
Gerard M. Delaney
As Gaeilge: Gearárd Mícheál Breandán Dubhshláine
Go mbeannai Dia a Mairh a Padraig thu
(God and Mary and Patrick bless you)
[JR: Yup. ?]
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<<BEGIN MY COMMENT>>
Name: John Reinke
Date: Jan, 03 2002
I find it most interesting, that when
the politicians are against something done by other politicians, then they trot
out "free market" arguments. That's what the deficit discussion is
all about. A government "business" running a deficit never goes out
of business; they just return to the taxpayer and extract more money. Who are
these politicians kidding? If they were in favor of the project, then the
deficit be darned and the taxpayers would just pony up more money. See when you
get right down to it there are many "businesses" that the government
should not be in. Transportation is just one of them. The only reason we are
hearing about the NJ Transit deficits is that it makes a convenient argument.
I, like most Libertarians, believe that this argument should be made more often
and much more forcefully. I hope that citizens of the Jamesburg, South
Brunswick, and Monroe bring these statements up the next time these politicians
propose "going into businesses" that the government should not be in.
It's really idiocy when we let the government go into "business" at
all. On April 15th, remember all this "business" and vote for
<<END MY COMMENT>>
And, that’s the last words for this