Sunday 03 March 2002

Dear Jaspers,

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Under a lot of time pressure this week. Apparently, email has misfired for the last two weeks. I know I sent it. Having problems with Word not showing tables on the web page copy! Arggh. Just have to try to do the best we can under all sorts of difficulties.

Reflect well on our alma mater, this week, every week, in any and every way possible, large or small. God bless.

"Collector-in-chief" John



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Romano, Louis Jr.



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Coyne, Robert T.



O’Sullivan, Kevin



Delaney, Gerard M.



Wrobel, Thomas A.



Glendon, Bernadette Weiden



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Romano, Louis Jr.



McEneney, Michael F.



Kahn, Donald



Coyne, Robert T.



O’Sullivan, Kevin



Delaney, Gerard M.



Wrobel, Thomas A.



Glendon, Bernadette Weiden



Glynn, Tom






Copyright 2002 PR Newswire Association, Inc.  
PR Newswire
February 26, 2002, Tuesday
HEADLINE: NuCo2 Inc. Appoints Louis Romano, Jr. As Executive Vice President, Sales And Marketing

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 CEO. 

    "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.


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 College Chapter.





Tom Glynn

Graduated from Manhattan College with a B.S. Degree in Engineering and relocated to Boca Raton in 1995. Tom has a strong background in 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

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 her!"

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 flexible.

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 place."

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 Himalayas.

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 leaves."

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

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
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 Saturday morning.

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 clock.

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

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 10:30am.


March 1, 2002

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 game.

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

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
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 Saturday.


February 27, 2002

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.

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 Coomber (1).
Rutgers Assists: Jamie Lovejoy (3), Tim Horgan (1), Mike Buck (1), Matt Apel (1).
Manhattan Goals: Don Femminella (2), Eugene Tanner (2), Brady Becklo (1).
Manhattan Assists: Eugene Tanner (2), Marty DarConte (1).


February 25, 2002

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 in scoring.

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 over Iona.

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

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
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
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 February 18th.

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

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

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.



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[Email 1]

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.

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From: Donald Kahn
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From: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2002 2:42 PM
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Dear John,

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From: Kevin OSullivan
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 11:15 PM
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I was a friend of Tim O'Sullivan who died in the WTC on Sept 11.

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[Email 6]

From: Gerard M. Delaney
Sent: Monday, February 25, 2002 3:28 PM
Subject: JJ?


Have you sent the JJ out for the last two weeeks? I have not received them, if you did.


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A Final Thought


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 liberty.


And, that’s the last words for this week.