Sunday 05 May 2002

Dear Jaspers,

The jasper jottings email list has 958 subscribers by my count.

Don't forget: … … 

Monday, May 6 – Jasper Open Summit New Jersey
            RSVP Bob Byrnes ’68 718-862-7230

Saturday, June 8 – Alumni Society General Meeting
            Info Ssive Sola 718-862-7454

Friday, May 31 – Reunion Weekend Boat Ride
               rsvp Grace Feeney 718-862-8013

                The National Alumni Council invites you to attend a general
                meeting.  For more information call:  Ssive Sola,
                (718) 862-7433 or

Monday, July 22 - Jasper Cup Yale Golf Course, New Haven, CT
                        call:  Mike Remigino '92, (860) 663-4206 or
                                Jim McKenna '91, (800) 822-2014.

July 29- August 2 - Manhattan College 20th Annual AP Workshops:
                       Dr. Pamela Kerrigan 718-862-7209 

Friday, August 2, 2002 - Capital District - Day at the Races

Someday, August 5 - Construction Open Golf Tournament Eastchester,
             call Joe Van Etten at 212-280-0663

Monday, August 5 - Construction Industry Golf Open & Tennis Match 
                         call Joe Van Etten '57,  (212) 280-0663

Thursday, August 15 - Monmouth Park Racetrack

Saturday, August 24 - Alumni/ae Soccer Games Gaelic Park
                      call Tom Lindgren '78, (914) 948-5399 or
                           John Sanchez, (718) 862-7936 (women);
                            Bill Walsh (718) 862-7844 (men).

Thursday, September 5 - Washington DC Golf Outing
                          call Chuck Martin '63, at (703) 706-3130.

Friday, September 20 to Sunday, September 22 Alumni Men's Retreat 
                          call Joe Gunn '76, (718) 321-4907 or
                                Kevin Dolan '68, (718) 432-8714.

Monday, September 23, 2002 - 2nd O'Neill Memorial Golf Classic 
                             call (718) 725-3153.

ALL BOILER PLATE is at the end.


The news after this comment.

“The truth is there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.”
                                                                   Whitney Young

One has to be aware that the competition with ones self is the ultimate challenge. You don’t have to be worried about embarrassing some one else and creating an enemy. I have seen the concept in more than one self-help book. The idea is that you set a standard and score your weekly effort in some dimension of a piece of paper. The week over results will probably improve. That’s the “Observer Effect”. You “observe” it and it will “effect” it.

I’ll have to try some standards, more than the one I have now, that is getting Jasper Jottings out on time. ;-)  I’ll add some dimensions to the score sheet and try to beat me at my own game.

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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Shevlin, Francis J.






Monday April 29, 11:20 am Eastern Time

Press Release

SOURCE: Verizon Communications Inc.

Verizon Communications Chief Financial Officer Announces Plans to Retire Before Year-End 2002

Vice Chairman and CFO Frederic V. Salerno Helped to Build Verizon; 37 Years in Key Leadership Positions

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ - news) Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer Frederic V. Salerno today announced his intention to retire from the company later this year, following a 37-year career in key leadership roles at Verizon and its predecessor companies. Verizon expects to name a successor shortly.

"I wanted to let the Verizon Board of Directors know of my intentions well in advance," Salerno said. "Now that the integration of GTE and Bell Atlantic into Verizon is complete and Chuck Lee has accelerated transition plans to make Ivan Seidenberg sole CEO, I believe this is the logical time to indicate my plans.

"Verizon is fortunate to have a wealth of financial and operational talent, enabling the company to steer itself through periods of growth as well as challenge," he added. "I am fully confident that this management team's capabilities will shine in the months and years ahead, and I am proud to have been a part of it."

Seidenberg said, "Fred's financial integrity and knowledge of the business have set the standard for the industry. He's been much more than a strong CFO. He's been a key strategist and architect of our current position, and has contributed to the strength of our company in countless ways. He's also been a personal friend and partner to me over many, many years. We will miss him, but are grateful that he has agreed to help provide a seamless transition to new financial leadership."

Verizon Chairman Chuck Lee said, "For the last four years, Ivan and I have worked diligently to create and launch Verizon. Fred Salerno has been integral to the success of this massive undertaking. As a former CFO myself, I can say that, by any standard, Fred has been a world-class financial officer for our company."

Salerno, 58, will work over the next several months with Seidenberg to ensure a smooth transition to a new CFO. Following his departure, Salerno plans to devote more of his time to other business interests, nonprofit activities and his family.

Since the completion of the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger in June 2000, Salerno has helped to lead Verizon's successful efforts to integrate the two companies and generate more than $2 billion in merger expense synergies.

Prior to the Bell Atlantic/GTE merger, Salerno was senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of Bell Atlantic. He was a member of the Office of the Chairman, with responsibility for the company's strategic planning efforts, business development and finance. He also had oversight of the company's portfolio of international wireline investments.

Salerno served as a lead negotiator in Bell Atlantic's merger with GTE, the 1997 merger of Bell Atlantic and NYNEX, and the combination of the U.S. wireless assets of Bell Atlantic and Vodafone into the country's largest wireless provider, Verizon Wireless. He also directed the successful efforts to realize the annual expense savings, capital efficiencies and revenue gains from the merger of NYNEX and Bell Atlantic.

Prior to his appointment as Bell Atlantic's Chief Financial Officer, Salerno was vice chairman-finance and business development at NYNEX, a position he assumed in 1994. Salerno had served as vice chairman of NYNEX and president-Worldwide Services since March 1991.

A native New Yorker, Salerno joined New York Telephone in 1965 and was elected vice president in 1983, when he directed the divestiture of the company from the Bell System. In 1985, he was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer of New England Telephone. In 1987, Salerno was appointed president and chief executive officer of New York Telephone.

Salerno is a member of the boards of AVNET, Inc.; Bear Stearns Company, Inc.; Viacom, Inc., and Manhattan College.

An active participant in support of community and educational issues, Salerno in 1988 was named chairman of New York's Temporary State Commission on the Distribution of State Aid to Local School Districts by Gov. Mario Cuomo. In 1990, Cuomo appointed him chairman of the board of trustees of the State University of New York, and he served in that capacity until February 1996. Salerno is president of the Inner-City Scholarship Fund and has served as chairman of the Archdiocese of New York's Partnership for Quality Education Campaign. In September 1999, the National Italian American Foundation gave him its Special Achievement Award for Humanitarian Service.

In 1997, New York Gov. George Pataki appointed Salerno to serve on the state's International Business Development Council.

Salerno is a member of the American Association of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta, an international relief organization with permanent observer status in the United Nations.

He received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Manhattan College and a master of business administration degree from Adelphi University.

Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ - news) is one of the world's leading providers of communications services. Verizon companies are the largest providers of wireline and wireless communications in the United States, with 133.8 million access line equivalents and approximately 29.6 million wireless customers. Verizon is also the largest directory publisher in the world. With more than $67 billion in annual revenues and nearly 248,000 employees, Verizon's global presence extends to more than 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Pacific. For more information on Verizon, visit .

ON THE INTERNET: Verizon news releases, executive speeches, biographies, media contacts and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at . To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for personalized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

SOURCE: Verizon Communications Inc.



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Brian M. Poissant

Manhattan College (B. Chem. E., Chemical Engineering, 1970)

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M.S. Manhattan College- Theoretical Physics




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[Collector's prayer: And, may perpetual light shine on our fellow departed Jaspers, and all the souls of the faithful departed.]

Your assistance is requested in finding these. Please don’t assume that I will “catch” it via an automated search. Sometimes the data just doesn’t makes it’s way in.


From: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 10:39 PM
Subject: Obit

Dear John,

                The article about the late Francis J. Shevlin '51 was not as recent as I was led to believe. Frank died on December 9, 2001, never the less it is a great article and as soon as I find a better copy I will fax it you.

                  Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA

[JR: Not a problem. I’d like to have it. SnailMail is OK. I think it is important to get these “on record”. If for no other reason, then the passing of good men can give inspiration to those of us still in the “struggle”. Additionally, it can let others in the Class know about one of their own. Perhaps, someone at the College will include the name, it the people that the good Brothers pray for. And, least of all reasons, the College can mark off another alum as missed opportunity to be remember in the will. Bequests are the last chance an alum has to repay the “headstart” that the College gives it students. It wasn’t till many many years later that I realized that value. How does the phrase go “too late, smart”?]





From: Michael F. McEneney
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 10:35 PM
Subject: News

Dear John,

The April Edition of Catholic New York has the following article on page 55:



     Manhattan College in the Bronx has been awarded a $50,000 planning grant to develop a project on vocations that will include development of a discernment program to assist students contemplating the call to ministry in their own religious tradition as lay persons, clergy or in religious communities.

       The grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. Program for Theological Exploration of Vocation will enable the college to develop its Project for Lasallian Leadership and Service, which will explore faith and its relationship to work and society as well as help students, faculty and staff understand their work as a calling.

        Among the areas explored will be teaching as a vocation, liberal learning as a foundation for vocation, exploration of vocation across the curriculum and strengthening vocation through campus ministry.


          I thought this was worth sharing with the subscribers.

                       Mike McEneney, Esq. '53 BBA

[JR: Agreed. Small amount but good topic. Wonder what the output will be?]




Copyright 2002 The Atlanta Constitution  
The Atlanta Journal and Constitution
May 1, 2002 Wednesday, Home Edition
SECTION: Business; Pg. 9D
HEADLINE: Atlanta Tech: TECH JOBS: Ex-acting student prefers the role of network builder
SOURCE: For the Journal-Constitution

Greg Yee is in the construction business of the high-tech variety.

Yee, vice president of network design and engineering at the Roswell office of Predictive Systems, uses the construction metaphor to describe his work with computer networks.

"If you're talking about building a city [or a network of computer systems], we build all the interconnecting roads between the buildings in the cities," he explains.

Predictive is a consulting company comprising four group practices, Yee says. "There are security guys, we have a network management group, there's a business process integration group, and my group is what I call the core of the network itself, the network design and engineering group," he says. "The stoplights are built by the security. We build what is most important, the roads. The interconnectivity."

Yee's group works on enterprise networks, which are internal and contained within client organizations, as well as networks run by service providers such as AT&T and BellSouth, which offer computer services to consumers and other clients.

"Within that design of both [networks], there's a whole lot of things we work out," Yee says. "We build the network itself, the designs, the fire walls, and the architecture itself. We're the ones that troubleshoot it, engineer it and also fine-tune it," he says. "We're the ones that actually go in and say 'It's not working the best,' and then figure out where the traffic jam is happening."

Another aspect of Yee's job is to put together the "construction crews" that attend the networks and their maintenance. "I also have to understand the specialties of the crews who are doing the building," he says, so that he assigns the right person to the right job.

Yee also keeps a dialogue going between the 60 engineers in his group who are in offices across the country. "I make sure they all talk together, which is extremely important because some practice directors will see in their regions a problem first," he says. "If they're building a road and they're blasting through a mountain [of a problem], I have to tell all the other leads, 'Have you seen this? This is how we solved it.' "

Lastly, Yee is in charge of new service development, which entails applying Internet technologies to the network computing mix. His current area of concentration: wireless.

"The wireless hardware and stuff is out there already, but the thing is, how do you work around that service?" he says. "Wireless is at its infancy right now. It doesn't have the greatest security right now."

Being able to walk around with your laptop and still be connected to the Internet is a great innovation, he says, but there are many complications that must be worked out.

"I'm basically coordinating different product lines [available from wireless vendors], working on their products and how to fold them into our services," he says. "I also work on education of the staff itself on what the latest wireless technology is."

Wireless technology is Yee's focus these days, but he wasn't always so precise in his vocation.

A second-generation engineer, Yee started studying computers, taking college courses in his native New York. Then, bitten by the acting bug, he plunged into learning the craft.

Before long, "I came to realize there's no way I was going to make a living in acting," he admits. "I decided to go back to school."

After graduating with a degree in computer science, Yee started working in his alma mater's computer lab with the microcomputers and networks there.

"I saw that networks were something that were really important," he recalls, and over the next several years he gained more experience, working on and managing networks for major firms.

Eventually, he took a job with a network management consultancy. When that firm went belly up, Yee was one of a dozen people who decided to give it another try --- this time running the show themselves --- and Predictive was born.

Yee volunteered to move to Atlanta to open the local office three and a half years ago.

--- Maria Mallory is a free-lance writer based in Atlanta. Her e-mail address is

GRAPHIC: Photo: Greg Yee of Predictive Systems says his company builds what is most important in a computer "city" --- the "roads." / T. LEVETTE BAGWELL / Staff

Graphic: GREG YEE
Title: vice president of network design and engineering
Age: 47
Education: Yee graduated with a bachelor of science in computer science from Baruch College in New York City in 1985. Before that, he took computer courses at Queens College and Manhattan College, and he studied acting.
Salary: In the $100,000 to $150,000 range.
Qualifications: "Understanding the technology and understanding the management skills or resources" are required, Yee says. "And you've got to be sort of a people person as well as an engineer."
Advice: "[You've] got to understand the technology itself, so when you move to the management side and someone tells you they want you to do this, this and this, you need to be able to say, 'No, that's not possible' or 'It's possible,' " because you know how the technology works and what it can do, Yee says.

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April 28, 2002, Sunday, Late Edition - Final
SECTION: Section 14WC; Page 9; Column 1; Westchester Weekly Desk
HEADLINE: Footlights
BYLINE:  By Roberta Hershenson

Revisiting Songs of the Holocaust

How could a period like the Holocaust have given rise to so many remarkable songs? What was there to sing about? Jerry Silverman, a Hastings-on-Hudson musicologist and folk singer, addresses these questions in his book "The Undying Flame: Ballads and Songs of the Holocaust," recently published by Syracuse University Press ($34.95).

With titles like "I Have No Native Land," "Close Your Little Eyes," "Song of the River Bug" and "My Mother Wanted So to See My Wedding Day," the 110 songs in the book are both epic and personal.

They represent 16 languages, including Yiddish, Greek, Serbo-Croatian and Norwegian, and are presented with English translations. The book also includes historical notes, illustrations and a CD of 14 songs. .

Mr. Silverman sought out material in places like the Memorial to the Unknown Jewish Martyr in Paris, finding piles of poems, "which were obviously once songs." Some he set to music himself, using traditional melodies. Others came from survivors whom he met during his eight years of research, including some in Westchester.

The project grew out of his interest in "people with something important to say who don't always get heard," said Mr. Silverman, who has taught guitar and performed as a folk singer.

He will present a free concert and lecture, including readings from the book, on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Smith Auditorium at Manhattan College in Riverdale. The program will focus on the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland.

Information: (718) 862-7143.

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The Washington Post
April 28, 2002, Sunday, Final Edition
HEADLINE: An engineer looks back at the unlikely boyish roots of his vocation.
BYLINE: Jonathan Yardley


Confessions of a Future Engineer
By Henry Petroski
Knopf. 364 pp. $ 25

Henry Petroski is an engineer, which isn't especially unusual, as well as one who writes about engineering for a general readership with authority and clarity, which is. The first among his 10 books to achieve commercial success was The Pencil (1990), in which he took what is surely the most mundane and quotidian of items and turned it into an object lesson in how engineering produces useful tools. He did the same for a variety of similarly ordinary things -- forks, zippers, pins, paper clips -- in The Evolution of Useful Things (1993). Most recently, in The Book on the Bookshelf (1999), he explored the evolution of books themselves and of the places on or in which we store them. Each of these books is a model of lucidity and thoroughness, engineering for the non-engineer. Paperboy is Petroski's attempt to tell us how he got that way. It is a memoir of his happy adolescence during the 1950s in a small neighborhood called Cambria Heights, "one of the easternmost reaches of Queens," that sprawling borough across the East River from Manhattan. He moved there from Brooklyn in 1954 at the age of 12 with his parents, brother and sister and remained there until the fall of 1959, when he entered Manhattan College and began the engineering studies that eventually led to his present eminence as Alexander S. Vesic professor of civil engineering and professor of history at Duke University as well as engineering columnist for American Scientist magazine.

To the story of his own life Petroski brings the same penchant for exactitude and detail that characterizes his previous books about inanimate objects. This, as it turns out, is a decidedly mixed blessing. On the one hand, Paperboy is crammed with period detail as well as elaborate explications of everything from how to fold newspapers so they can be flung from a moving bicycle to a subscriber's doorstep to the difference between Lionel and American Flyer model trains. On the other hand, there is simply too much. A page about how to fold a newspaper would be fine, but page piled upon page soon becomes exhausting. Literal-mindedness and precision are admirable in writing about engineering and the sciences, but they drain the life out of a memoir; we get too much fact and too little Petroski.

For the Petroski family, as for so many others a half-century ago, the move from Brooklyn to Queens was a big step up in the world. "As the crow flies, it was no more than a dozen miles," Petroski writes, but "in every other way, it was a move of incalculable distance and interminable duration." It was a move from city to suburb, from renting to owning, from blue collar to a shaky grasp on the next rung of the ladder into the middle class. Young Henry retained his love and loyalty for the Brooklyn Dodgers, but otherwise he became a child of Queens, in no respect more so than in his decision to take a paper route for the Long Island Daily Press.

The paperboy now seems almost as quaint as Howdy Doody and Ed Sullivan, but in the mid-'50s "the most prevalent means of delivering newspapers in the United States was the 'boy method.' " The boys "could be as young as eleven or twelve years old and as old as sixteen or seventeen," so there was nothing unusual about Petroski signing up at the age of 12. He did so out of characteristically pragmatic and orderly motives:

"My reason for wanting a paper route was partly monetary and partly to keep busy during the summer. As I had learned working at [another job], the idea of a regular schedule of activity appealed to me. It gave me a fixed fulcrum about which to balance my days. I liked being part of something bigger than myself. I liked the fact that I could count on the Press being delivered to the circulation office each day, and that each day my customers could count on my delivering the Press to them. I liked having to pick up and deliver a definite number of papers. It was something that I could start and finish every day with a sense of satisfaction. I liked having a daily goal, even if it was one that was as ephemeral as a newspaper."

He learned, as mentioned, how to fold newspapers, a "mystery of the universe" it took him a long time to solve, and he needed to "practice throwing -- flipping, as Press boys would say -- papers onto stoops and porches." He had to master the skill of balancing as much as 50 pounds of newspapers in the basket over the front wheel of his trusty Schwinn bicycle; he had to memorize which houses subscribed to the paper and which did not; he had to overcome a certain natural reticence and march boldly to his customers' front doors to collect his weekly nickels and dimes. Of course he did it all, with patience and aplomb:

"After more than a year at it, I knew that being a paperboy agreed with me. I had started my route on a hot August day, when Long Island was experiencing soaring temperatures, but I had survived. I had plowed my bike through the snow when cars were being abandoned in the street. I had survived the downpours that forced me to doorknob [i.e., nestle each paper on the doorknob, out of the rain] all of my papers on three occasions during my second week on the route. I had grown accustomed to going to bed early on Saturday evening and waking up before 4:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings. I reveled in the distinction of being awake while almost everyone else was asleep."

He delivered the Press for four years, picking up a significant amount of pocket change as well as a good deal of practical experience. He was unaware of it at the time, but in hindsight he is convinced that in learning the techniques of folding and flipping newspapers he was being pointed toward his ultimate destination: "I suspect that my introduction to a host of frustrations as a paperboy helped me to better understand invention and design, and the technology within which they work, and thus become the engineer that I did. As a paperboy, I was part of a technology larger than myself. In time, technology became a part of me."

True enough, no doubt, but only part of the truth. Surely only a tiny percentage of paperboys went on to become engineers, and it seems a safe bet that few of those who did would connect the paperboy experience with the engineering career as intimately as Petroski does. Clearly he was genetically programmed for engineering, and thus is able to see connections between it and the task of folding and delivering newspapers that would elude most of us. He was born to be an engineer. Delivering papers may have helped push him in that direction, but he was going there one way or another.

The point is underscored by his tendency to connect everything he did as a teenager to the adult he eventually became. Model railroading? "In retrospect, what [he and his brother] did with our model-train layouts was not unlike what . . . engineers did in designing buildings and bridges, and so our play helped prepare us for our profession." Watching his mother using cooking implements in the kitchen? "To my mother these were essential, specialized tools, but I marveled at the operation of these simple things as if they were toys, not guessing then that this fascination was a manifestation of the mechanical bent that marked me as an engineer long before my school counselors did."

That Petroski was able to bring this natural gift to fruition is a blessing for him -- he seems to be that rare human being who is utterly happy with his work in all its aspects -- as for those who have studied under him and those who have read his books. It is a pity that he has brought the engineer's cast of mind to what should be a more introspective and revealing memoir, but it hardly comes as a surprise. *

Jonathan Yardley's e-mail address is

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Looking for Consulting/HR internship
Author: NYCe GUY
Date: Apr 29, 2002 6:41 AM EST

Hey John!

I'm a grad of 2001 who’s at Columbia now doing a Master's in Organizational Psychology. If you aren't familiar with what that is, basically, it deals with business and psychology. Most graduates go into either some type of consulting, like change management, or an HR function. I'm having a lot of trouble (mostly because of the struggling economy) finding anything for this summer. I’m looking for an internship, or even PT work in some kind of consulting field or even in an HR dept. I can bartend by Yankee stadium all summer which will help my empty pockets, but which will do nothing for my resume! If you know of anything in either consulting, or HR, I'd appreciate any help/guidance, or info. I consider myself to have a good personality, good work ethic and I'm also pretty smart! I do have real work experience, so this "real world" thing is no surprise to me.

From one Jasper to another, Thank You.

-John Concado, '01





Reported on the Manhattan Athletics’ site


May 3, 2002
Goalie Maegan Cosgrove Named to First Team; Kristin Caballero Selected to Second Team

FAIRFIELD, CT - Senior goalie Maegan Cosgrove (Farmingville, NY) was named to the 2002 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference First Team last night at the women's lacrosse championship banquet at Fairfield University. Also, senior defender Kristin Caballero (New Hyde Park, NY) was selected to the All-MAAC Second Team. A four-year starter in goal for the Lady J's and Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year, Cosgrove posted a 10.7 goals against average in 16 games for Manhattan. She also owned a .540 save percentage and was ranked among the nation's best in the category earlier this season. She stopped a career-high 19 shots against Fairfield and tallied 193 saves for the season. Caballero is a four-year starter as well who is currently second on the team in both groundballs (46) and caused turnovers (46).

In addition, four Manhattan women's lacrosse players were named to the All-Academic team. This year's honorees included Caballero, Melissa Medina (Pearl River, NY), Erica St. Lucia (Delmar, NY) and Maureen Moore (Suffern, NY).

The No. 3 seed Lady Jaspers will take on the No. 2 seed LeMoyne Dolphins at 2:00 PM in the second of two MAAC Tournament semifinal matchups at Fairfield University Friday afternoon.


May 2, 2002
Head Coach Tim McIntee Named MAAC Coach of the Year

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Manhattan junior midfielder Nick Silva (Chesterfield, MO) was named MAAC Men's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Year Thursday night at the league's championship banquet. Also honored were senior goalkeeper James Amandola (Medford, NY), who garnered the Co-Defensive Player of the Year Award and fellow Jasper Eugene Tanner (Medford, NY) earned the Rookie of the Year Award. To complete the individual award sweep, head coach Tim McIntee was named the MAAC Coach of the Year for the second time in his five-year career at Manhattan.

Silva, a senior midfielder, was fifth in the league in points with 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points. Silva, a two-time MAAC Player of the Week, helped lead the Jaspers to the regular season title with a perfect 7-0 record and a # 1 seed in this weekend's MAAC tournament.

Amandola, a senior goalkeeper, backstopped Manhattan to the third best scoring defense in the league (9.50 goals per game) in helping lead the Jaspers to the regular season championship. Amandola, a MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, currently leads the nation with a .683 save percentage and ranks seventh in the nation with a 7.40 goals against average. He was also selected as the goalkeeper on the First Team All-MAAC.

Tanner, a freshman attacker, finished the season ranked first in the conference in scoring with 64 points (43-21-64), goals per game (3.07), and points per game with a 4.57 average. The Medford, New York native also ranks fourth in the nation in points per game and sixth in goals per game.

Head Coach Tim McIntee led Manhattan to a 9-5 overall record including an unprecedented 7-0 MAAC record. This marked the first time in College history that any team has gone undefeated in conference play and it was also the first regular-season MAAC Championship.

Also announced today were the two All-MAAC teams. Manhattan boasted seven players between the two teams. Joining Silva, Amandola and Tanner on the All-MAAC First Team was junior defender Anthony Antonelli (New Hyde Park, NY). On attack freshman Justin Otto (Merrick, NY) was named to the All-MAAC Second Team. Also on the second team were junior midfielder Don Femminella (Massapequa, NY) and sophomore defender Chris Hawkins (Hicksville, NY).

#1 Manhattan faces #4 St. Joseph's at Noon at Marist College for the semifinal round of the 2002 MAAC Championship.


May 2, 2002
Head Coach John Sanchez Announces Seven Signees for Next Season

RIVERDALE, NY - The Manhattan College head women's soccer coach John Sanchez announced the seven members of the class of 2006 recruiting class today. Suzanne Graham (Rockville Centre, NY), Shaun Volpe (Baldwin, NY), Jennifer Pychewicz (Holtsville, NY), Brandy Luther (Centennial, CO), Cathy Mitchell (Windsor, CT) and Jaclyn Pancotti (West Redding, CT) will all attend Manhattan next academic year to play for Sanchez and the Jaspers.

Graham played for both Rockville Centre and the Rockville Centre Dynamites club team. While with the two programs, Graham won two state championships, three county championships, earned All-Class A honors and was selected to play in the exceptional senior game. Graham is a 5-7 defender that started for Rockville Centre High School this past season, when they finished the year ranked #1 in the country.

Volpe is a 5-5 midfielder from Baldwin High School who also played for the Oceanside Sharks club team. Volpe was named All-Conference, All-County and team Most Valuable Player. She was captain of her high school team as a four-year varsity player.

Pychewicz played for Sachem as a 5-8 midfielder/defender as a four-year starter for the County Championship team. She was the team Most Valuable Player and was selected to participate in the exceptional senior game.

Luther hails from Centennial High School in Colorado where she was a three-time First Team All-Central League and the Central League Most Valuable Player as a senior. Luther was a two-time team captain and an All-State team member as a junior. As a sophomore and senior, she was named Honorable Mention All-Colorado.

Mitchell played for Windsor and the Connecticut Emeralds, while Pancotti played for Joel Barlow High and the Yankee United Rage. Mitchell was a four-year starter and an All-Conference player. Pancotti was All-Conference, All-Patriot and All-SWA.

These seven will help Sanchez replace four starters from last season's record-breaking team. The Lady Jaspers finished with the most wins since 1998 and a record of 8-9-1, 5-4 MAAC, which also ties the College record for the most conference wins. Manhattan's defense allowed only 23 goals on the season, the fewest in the program's history.


May 1, 2002
Chris Gaskin Blasts Grand Slam, Drives in Five Runs in Victory

RIVERDALE, NY - After a 15-game road-trip, the Manhattan College baseball team returned home this afternoon to host local rival Columbia University. The Jaspers scored six runs in the first inning and five more in the fifth en route to a 13-8 victory. The win was the sixth straight at home for the Jaspers, who improve to 22-18 overall. Columbia drops to 20-22.

After Columbia jumped out to a 1-0 lead on a solo homerun by Matt Buckmiller, the Jaspers sent 11 men to the plate in the bottom of the inning, cranking out seven hits and plating six runs. With one out, Josh Greco (Kensington, CT) and Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY) lined back-to-back basehits to the left side and Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) walked to load the bases. Freshman Chris Gaskin (Rego Park, NY) stepped in and belted a 3-2 pitch over the leftfield fence for a grand slam, his second homerun of the season. Sal Candela (Brooklyn, NY) and Jonathan Holzer (Brooklyn, NY) also drove in runs in the inning with RBI-singles. The Jaspers knocked out Lion starter Gabe Gambardella in the first inning, after he retired just two of the 10 batters he faced.

Manhattan added two more runs in the bottom of the second, one on an RBI-double by Gaskin. But the Lions crept back into it, scoring two runs in the third and two more in the fifth to cut the deficit to 8-5. The Jaspers immediately responded with a five-run fifth. Greco and Gary Diaz (Naugatuck, CT) each drove in two runs in the inning, and Cucurullo drove in the fifth run of the inning with a sacrifice fly to centerfield. Columbia tacked on three runs in the top of the sixth for the final margin.

Ian Quinn (Catskill, NY) (3-2) picked up the victory for the Jaspers, pitching just two innings of middle relief. Mike Parisi (Lake Grove, NY) came in for the save, his third of the year, striking out six of the eight batters he faced including five in a row.

Manhattan returns to action on Saturday, May 4, hosting the Iona Gaels in an important MAAC doubleheader at Van Cortlandt Park. Game time is slated for 12 Noon.


April 29, 2002
Manhattan Ends Red Foxes' 19-Game Winning Streak

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Junior Ryan Darcy (Levittown, NY) pitched a two-hitter and struck out nine batters as the Manhattan College baseball team ended Marist College's 19-game winning streak this afternoon with a 6-1 victory at McCann Field. The Jaspers improve to 21-18 overall and 8-10 in the MAAC, while Marist falls to 27-10 and 15-3 in the MAAC.

The Jaspers gave Darcy a four-run cushion in the top of the first on back-to-back homeruns by Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT) and Chris Gaskin (Rego Park, NY) and a sacrifice fly by Matt Cucurullo (Valhalla, NY). The homerun by Anderson was a two-run shot, his sixth of the season and second against the Red Foxes. Gaskin's solo homerun to centerfield was his first as a Jasper.

Marist scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the second inning. With the bases loaded and one out, Matt Griffiths hit a ground ball to second base, which forced Ben Cueto at second but allowed Tim Allen to score. Darcy walked lead-off hitter Steve O'Sullivan to load the bases again, but got Joey Salazar to fly out to centerfield to end the threat.

In the top of the fifth, Manhattan tacked on another run on an RBI-double down the right-field line by sophomore Josh Greco (Kensington, CT). Then in the sixth, Anderson led off the inning with a single to left. He proceeded to steal second and advanced to third on an error by the catcher. After Gaskin went down on strikes, Frank Cappello (Pelham, NY) reached on an error by the shortstop, which allowed Anderson to score the sixth run of the game.

Darcy was spectacular, pitching his third complete game of the season while allowing just two hits and striking out a season-high nine batters. He improves to 6-4 on the season. Chuck Bechtel (5-4) took the loss for Marist, working six innings and allowing six runs on seven hits with one walk and five strikeouts.

Offensively for the Jaspers, Anderson was 2-4 with two RBI and two runs scored, while Greco and Gaskin were also 2-4 with one RBI apiece.

The Jaspers return home after a 15-game road-trip on Wednesday, May 1 hosting non-conference rival Columbia at 3:00 PM at Van Cortlandt Park.


April 29, 2002
Women's Lacrosse Advance to MAAC Championships

EDISON, NJ - Newcomer Mary Dudek (Pearl River, NY) was honored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference today as Rookie of the Week for the week ending April 28th for leading the Manhattan College women's lacrosse team to a 17-13 win over Siena College. With the win, the Lady Jaspers advanced to 3-3 in the MAAC for a three-way tie with Marist and Niagara. After conference officials randomly selected the third and fourth seeds this afternoon, Manhattan was picked as the third seed to play No. 2 LeMoyne College on Friday, May 3rd at 12 noon at Fairfield University.

Dudek earned her first conference recognition after scoring a career-high five goals and had one assist to set a new school record for scoring the most goals by a rookie. She is also the team's leading newcomer in goals (24) and points (29). Dudek completed the regular season with 59 shots, 41 groundballs, and caused 19 turnovers.

2002 MAAC Championship Seeding:
1. Farifield
2. Le Moyne
4. Marist


April 29, 2002
Amandola Named Defensive Player of Week, Otto Earns Second Straight Rookie Honor

EDISON, NJ - Senior goalkeeper James Amandola (Medford, NY) and freshman attacker Justin Otto (Merrick, NY) were honored by the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference today for leading the Manhattan College men's lacrosse team to a decisive 16-8 win over St. Joseph's last week. With the win, the Jaspers remained undefeated in the MAAC with a perfect 7-0 record and clinched the No. 1 seed in this weekend's 2002 MAAC Championship, to be held at Marist College.

Amandola won his first MAAC Defensive Player of the Week award for stopping 14 of St. Joe's 38 shots for a .640 save percentage. Amandola came up big in the fourth quarter for the Jaspers, making five saves in the final 15 minutes to ward off any threat of a Hawk comeback. Amandola currently leads the nation in save percentage (.672) and also ranks fifth in the country in goals against average with a 7.33 GAA.

Otto continued his late season surge with seven points in the win over St. Joe's to win Rookie of the Week honors for the second consecutive week. Otto scored four goals on seven shots, including the game-tying goal and the eventual game-winner. He also assisted on three others to bring his season assist total to nine, fourth-most on the team. Otto also ranks second on the Jaspers in goals with 28 and is tied for ninth in the conference in scoring with 37 points.

The Manhattan men's lacrosse team (9-5, 7-0) enters this weekend's MAAC tournament as the No. 1 seed and will face No. 4 St. Joseph's in the first of two semi-final matchups at 12 Noon on Friday, May 3 at Marist College.


April 28, 2002
Damiano, Tobias Finish in Top Five in Individual Competition

ORLANDO, FL - The Manhattan College golf team placed fifth at the 2002 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Golf Championship held at the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in Orlando, FL. The Jaspers shot a 314 on the third and final round of play, and finished with a three-day tally of 923. Iona College won the Championship with a score of 892.

Individually for the Jaspers, junior Chris Damiano (Scarsdale, NY) finished in third place in the men's individual competition with a three-round score of 222. Sophomore Marty Tobias (Yonkers, NY) placed fifth overall and finished three strokes back of teammate Damiano with a score of 225. Both Damiano and Tobias were named to the 2002 All-MAAC Team.

Manhattan Individual Scores
Chris Damiano 72+73+77=222
Marty Tobias 73+75+77=225
Jay Wiederlight 77+79+80=236
Tim Hand 77+86+80=243
Patrick Rizzotti 79+83+88=250
Team 299+310+314=923

Final Team Standings
1. Iona 892
Loyola 894
Niagara 901
Rider 921
Manhattan 923
Siena 942
Saint Peter's 948
Canisius 973
Fairfield 989


April 27, 2002

PRINCETON, NJ - The Manhattan College softball team got off to a rocky start at the Princeton Softball Tournament this afternoon, losing the first game to the host Tigers, 9-2, and dropping a 4-3 decision to Saint Peter's in extra innings in the second game. Manhattan is now 15-23 on the season.

In the first game the Lady J's got on the board quickly in the first inning on a two-run single by Suzie Masotto (Southbury, CT). But the Tigers had a big inning of their own, scoring five runs on six basehits and kept Manhattan off the board for the remainder of the game. The Lady J's had a chance to get back into it in the top of the fifth, when senior Meghan Farrelly (Latham, NY) lined a two-out single up the middle to start the rally. Freshman Erika Kostik (Orangeburg, NY) and junior Melinda "Mo" Whitaker (Saugerties, NY) also followed with back-to-back basehits to load the bases. But, Farrelly was tagged out at the plate trying to steal to end the inning.

Starter Brianne Illanovsky (Matamoras, PA) took the loss for the Jaspers, working just 2 1/3 innings and allowing seven runs, only one earned, on eight hits with one strikeout and no walks.

In the second game, Saint Peter's broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning on a solo homerun by Pam DeLuca. In the top of the fifth, freshman Margaret LaFex (Syracuse, NY) tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI-double to left-center. But the Peahens regained the lead in the bottom of the inning on a double steal, as Nicole Tango stole second and Candace Winder stole home to put Saint Peter's up 2-1.

The Lady J's countered with two runs in the top of the sixth to take a 3-2 lead. Whitaker and Masotto hit back-to-back doubles to tie the game at 2-2, and Masotto scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Stephanie Haller (Poland, OH). But the Peahens wouldn't go away and rallied to tie the game again at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh. Theresa Tepedino doubled to right to start the inning and Jennifer Cordero came in to run for her at second base. Cordero advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Tango and came around to score on a Manhattan fielding error.

The Lady J's were unable to push across a run in their half of the eighth inning using international tie-breaking rules. In the bottom of the inning, Nicole Melchiorre was placed on second and was sacrificed to third by DeLuca. Marsha Kelley came up with the clutch basehit to centerfield to score Melchiorre and win the game for Saint Peter's.

Manhattan out-hit Saint Peter's 11-5 but stranded 10 baserunners in the loss. Farrelly, Whitaker and Katie Bentz (Westchester, PA) each had two basehits in the game.

Manhattan is slated to take on Seton Hall in the second round of the tournament tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM.


April 27, 2002
Red Foxes Win 6-1 in Game 1, 4-0 in Game Two

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - The Marist Red Foxes extended their winning streak to 19 games in a row with a pair of MAAC victories over the Manhattan Jaspers this afternoon at McCann Field. The Red Foxes took the first game, 6-1, and shutout the Jaspers in the nightcap, 4-0, to improve to 27-9 overall and 15-2 in the MAAC. Manhattan falls to 20-18 overall and 7-10 in the conference.

The Jaspers managed just five hits in game one, four of which came from senior Wendell Anderson (East Hartford, CT). Anderson went 4-4 with three singles and a solo homerun in the top of the ninth for the Jaspers' only offense. Anderson's homerun was his fifth of the season. Freshman Ken Gleason (Glendale, NY) took the loss, working all eight innings while allowing six earned runs on 11 basehits with one strikeout and one walk. He is 5-3 on the year.

In game two, both teams struggled at the plate, as both Manhattan and Marist tallied just five basehits. But the Red Foxes capitalized on three Jasper errors to account for all four runs. Sophomores Josh Greco (Kensington, CT) and Frank Cappello (Pelham, NY) each collected two hits in the losing effort. Freshman Mike Parisi (Lake Grove, NY) took the loss and falls to 5-4 on the year, pitching six innings and allowing four runs, only one earned, on five hits with two strikeouts and four walks.

Manhattan looks to salvage one game of the three-game series tomorrow afternoon at 12 Noon.


April 27, 2002

ORLANDO, FL - Junior Chris Damiano fired a second round score of 73 and is just five strokes off the lead as the Manhattan College golf team moved up a spot to fourth place after two rounds at the 2002 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament.

With a two-day total of 145, Damiano sits in second place in the men's individual competition, trailing the leader, Iona's Lance McGray, by five strokes. The Jasper golfers tallied a score of 310 on Day Two for a combined score of 609. Manhattan trails first-place Iona by 25 strokes.

Individually for Manhattan, Marty Tobias carded a 75, Jay Wiederlight shot a 79, Patrick Rizzotti scored an 83 and Tim Hand finished with an 86.

The MAAC Championship will conclude tomorrow morning at the Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in Orlando, FL.


April 27, 2002

PHILADELPHIA, PA - Junior Jacob Freeman (East Greenwich, RI) won his second consecutive Championship of America Hammer Throw title at the 2002 Penn Relays held in Philadelphia this morning. Freeman's throw of 66.21m (217'02") also allowed him to qualify for the NCAA B mark. Last year, Freeman threw 67.34m (220'11") and defeated a long time rival and friend Dylan Armstrong of the University of Texas. The Jaspers will return to action on Friday, May 4th - Saturday, May 5th when they compete in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships held at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. Both the men's and women's teams have swept the championships for the past four years.

College Men Hammer Throw Championship
1. 66.21 (217-02), Jacob Freeman (Manhattan)
2. 65.82 (213-11), Carey Ryan (DePaul)
3. 64.42 (211-04), Matt Rausch (North Carolina/Charlotte)
4. 62.09 (203-08), Josh McCaughey (Princeton)
5. 61.04 (200-03), Ryan Kavanagh (Auburn)
6. 60.84 (199-07), Vincent Tortorella (Northeastern)
7. 60.55 (198-08), Justin Cavinee (Ohio State)
8. 59.48 (195-02), B.J. Linnenbrink (Florida State)
9. 59.30 (194-07), Sal Gigante (North Carolina)
10. 58.30 (191-03), Cliff Neal (Wake Forest)


April 26, 2002
Dudek Sets New Rookie Record With Five Goals

LOUDONVILLE, NY- The Manhattan College women's lacrosse team won a hard fought battle against Siena College for a 17-13 victory this Friday afternoon. The Lady Jaspers advance to 4-12, 3-3 in the MAAC, while the Saints fall to 0-14, 0-6 in the MAAC.

First-year player, Mary Dudek (Pearl River, NY) scored a career-high five goals and had one assist to set a new school record for scoring the most goals by a rookie. Sophomore Nora Jacquette (Ambler, PA) and freshman Victoria Carman (Freeport, NY) also played well totaling four goals and an assist a piece.

In the first half, a pass from Kristin Cabellero (New Hyde Park, NY) to Dudek put Manhattan on the board at the 23:46 mark. The Lady Jaspers and the Saints went on to score back to back goals to go into halftime at an 8-8 tie.

In the second half, Jacquette scored two goals before Siena found the net at 25:44. Manhattan responded by scoring four goals to bring the Lady J's to a 14-9 lead.

The Saint's Sarah Estes scored her third of four goals at the 15:43 mark, however, Carman answered with an unassisted goal to pull Manhattan up to a 5-point lead again. Rory Maguire (Bellerose Village, NY) and Carman would score again to seal the season finale victory.

Manhattan remains in the contingent to compete in the MAAC Championships being held next week, May 4th-5th at Fairfield University depending on this weekend's conference match-up between Niagara and Canisius.

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Manhattan 8 9 17
Siena 8 5 13
Goals: Mary Dudek (5), Nora Jacquette (4), Victoria Carman (4), Rory Maguire (2), Melissa Medina (1) & Jamie Carter (1)
Assists: Melissa Medina (3), Mary Dudek (1), Nora Jacquette (1), Victoria Carman (1) & Kristin Cabellero (1).
Saves: Maegan Cosgrove (8)


April 26, 2002

ORLANDO, FL - On Day One of the 2002 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Men's Golf Championship, the Manhattan College Jaspers combined for a score of 299, which puts them in fifth place out of nine teams. The 299 team score was the best-ever for a Manhattan team at the MAAC Championship. The Jaspers are just five shots back of first-place Iona and Loyola, which are tied for the lead with a score of 294.

Chris Damiano shot an even-par 72 and is in fifth place overall to lead the Jaspers. In fact, for the first time this season, all five Jasper golfers tallied scores in the 70's. Marty Tobias was one shot back of Damiano with a score of 73, while Tim Hand and Jay Wiederlight carded a 77 and Patrick Rizzotti finished with a score of 79.

The Jaspers tee-off tomorrow morning at 7:30 AM at the Lake Buena Vista Golf Resort.


April 26, 2002

PHILADELPHIA, PA - In the first day of the Penn Relays, junior Lauren Primerano (Trenton, NJ) placed third in the Javelin yesterday afternoon at Franklin Field. Primerano threw an impressive 43.81m (143'08").

Senior Kristen Cerasi (Eastchester, NY) placed seventh in 3000m with a personal best time of 9:47.66.

Junior Matt Spring (Marcy, NY) also ran a personal best time of 14:12.30 for a seventh place finish in the 5000m.

The team will continue competition today and tomorrow, April 26-27th in the Penn Relays.



[Compiled Sports Reports]


The Charlotte Observer
April 25, 2002 Thursday ONE TWO THREE REP EDITION

A few years later than he wanted, Magic Johnson is in position to join friend and rival Larry Bird in the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Johnson, unable to persuade the hall to waive its five-year retirement requirement so he could enter alongside Bird in 1998, was nominated for induction Wednesday in his first year of eligibility.

There are so few doubts about the outcome of the Honors Committee vote that, in a break with tradition, the Hall of Fame is announcing its inductees June 5 in Los Angeles, where Johnson spent his 13-year pro career. In his rookie season with the Lakers, Johnson was named NBA Finals MVP as Los Angeles won the 1980 title, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers.

The Lakers also won titles in 1982, '85, '87 and '88, and Johnson was the league MVP in 1987, '89 and '90.

He was MVP of the All-Star game in 1990 and '92.

Charlotte's Bobby Jones and Gastonia's James Worthy were also nominated. Both starred at North Carolina and in the NBA.

Former North Carolina player Larry Brown is nominated for his coaching career.

Nominees need 18 of 24 votes for induction.

Among the other nominees:

Georgia State coach Lefty Driesell, whose career included stops at Davidson and Maryland.

N.C. State women's coach Kay Yow.

Junius Kellogg, the former Manhattan College star who blew the whistle on college basketball's point-shaving scandal in the 1950s and later became a prominent coach of wheelchair teams.

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in the NBA.

Bill Sharman, the only coach to win championships in three professional leagues. Sharman was inducted as a player in 1976.

The Harlem Globetrotters. The Globetrotters are the first team nominated for the hall since 1963, when voters admitted the New York Rens.

Hall of Fame Nominees


Players: Maurice Cheeks; Adrian Dantley; Magic Johnson; Bobby Jones; Chet Walker; James Worthy

Coaches: Larry Brown; Lefty Driesell; Lute Olson; Bill Sharman; Eddie Sutton

Contributors: Jerry Colangelo; Junius Kellogg; Tex Winter

Team: Harlem Globetrotters


Dino Meneghin, Italy; Drazen Petrovic, Croatia; Pedro Ferrandiz, Spain


Kay Yow; Harley Redin; Cathy Rush


Earl Lloyd; Forrest Anderson; Grady Lewis

GRAPHIC: PHOTO:3; 1. ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO. Magic Johnson, shown in 1996, was nominated for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.; 2. Worthy; 3. Driesell

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April 26, 2002, Friday
HEADLINE: Princeton softball to host Princeton Invitational
BYLINE: By Anuj Basil, The Daily Princetonian
SOURCE: Princeton U.
DATELINE: Princeton, N.J.

On Sunday, the Princeton softball team returned to prominence in the Ivy League by capturing its first league title since 1996.

It was the team's 14th overall in the 23 years the sport has been a part of the league.

The Tigers finished with 13 league wins, which is the most in the history of the program. They did go 12-0 back in 1995, but at that time, Columbia did not compete. Princeton (29-15, 13-1 Ivy League) used weekend sweeps over Yale (20-20, 5-7) and Brown (12-20, 4-8) and a little help from Cornell (23-19, 6-6) to secure sole possession of first place.

Princeton won two against Yale on Saturday and knew that two wins over Brown would clinch at least a tie with Harvard (26-8, 10-2) for the title. After taking care of business, the Princeton players took to moderate celebration. However, moments later it was announced that Cornell had beaten the Crimson earlier in the day, giving Harvard two league losses. That was when the celebration began in earnest and the Tigers knew they had the title.

"It feels great," head coach Maureen Davies said. "They definitely deserve it. It's been a total team effort all season. Someone has always stepped up, and we've played hard every game."

"We've come so much further than anyone expected us to and we've proven to everyone and ourselves that we're capable of winning close games," freshman second baseman Kristin Lueke added.

After a week off to celebrate, Princeton returns to action this weekend when the Tigers host the Princeton Invitational. Manhattan College, Seton Hall and St. Peter's are all expected to partake in the festivities.

Those games are the last ones before the NCAA Regionals.

The Regionals are part of the larger Softball World Series Tournament, which will eventually crown the national champion. Princeton will be one of 48 teams that make it to the tournament. These teams are divided into eight divisions constisting of six teams each with the top team in each division hosting the games for that region.

Since the Ivy League is relatively weak, Princeton is expected to be just a five or six seed in its division.

The Tigers still have room for improvement before the beginning of these games, and one of the main areas of concern is offensive consistency.

It often takes Princeton one game to get adjusted to the opposing team's style of pitching before the Tigers knock their opponent around in the second game.

An example of this was the doubleheader against Yale. In the first game, Princeton struggled to knock in runners in scoring position, winning 2-1 in extra innings. In the second contest, however, Princeton scored 10 runs in a game that was called after the fifth inning.

However, the Tigers will not have such an opportunity for adjustment in the regional tournament. Two losses over the course of the entire tournament send Princeton home.

Of course, the Tigers have time to think before they need to concern themselves with that. For this weekend at least, Princeton will bask in the glow of being the new Ivy League champions.

(C) 2002 The Daily Princetonian via U-WIRE

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[Email 1]

From: Jack Goll
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 10:04 PM
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings problem

Hi John

I believe the <Privacy Invoked> should be working now.  Please try again


jack goll 68


From: Jack Goll
Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2002 7:04 PM
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings problem

I spend time in both NJ & VA &  would like JasperJottings to be sent to <Privacy Invoked> and <Privacy Invoked> former is pequannock nj & latter is fairfax va

I greatly appreciate all your efforts re: jasperjottings.

If possible, please put a short blurb into your next J-Jottings asking any Manhattan College/Arnold Air Society alums to contact me @ <Privacy Invoked> if they have any interest in attending our next reunion.  Also ask that they advise me of their current snail & email addresses and work & home telephone numbers.

Only requirement is membership in Arnold Air while they were @ Manhattan.

[JR: <1> Two address? Can do. <2> Thanks; just trying to do my part to make a contribution. <3> Will do. But, to prevent spam, I’ll request that they send it in to me and I’ll forward it on to you. (Per our policy). From that point, you can connect with them as you wish. OK?]



[Email 2]

From: Noreen Donohue
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 7:54 AM
Subject: Please post MC Alumni event- and Hello

Hi there John,

It was good to meet you at the NYC Alumni club event.  We met briefly. Thanks for your encouragement to keep working the room.  And for keeping us all up to date with your Jasper Jottings!!


[JR: As it was you. How are the upcoming nuptials (if I rememeber correctly?)? Hey, networking is hard work, 365x7x24, always on, you never know what conversation is important. We should also acknowledge Jimmy Gannon for a good demo of the deifference between a “10 second elevator speech”, a “two minute intro”, and “three point conversation about what I am looking for”. Wonder where he got so smart? ;-)  Look forward to hearing more.]



[Email 3]

From: James Miorin
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 9:45 AM
Subject: Re: Mr. Charles Kasprzak


Many apologies for the delay in providing a response to your query.  The information I have for Charles Kasperzak is as follows:

<Privacy Invoked>

On a separate topic, I have a new email address at work: <Privacy Invoked> Please update the list for Jasper Jottings.

Kind Regards,

[JR: Thanks, I have had two requests for his contact information. Since he doesn’t have an email address. I’ll print those messages and send them along to him US Mail. Then, he can decide if and how he responds. Thanks much.]



[Email 4]

From: Steven Matthew Birkeland (1994)
Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 9:10 PM
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2002-04-28

Zip file will not open.

Thought I would say hello

Ciao for now.

[JR: There is no zip when it leaves here. I don’t know what AOL does. All I can offer is that you view it on the website where I have been placing it. Kick AOL!]



[Email 5]

Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings 2002-04-28


Can you please change my email address from: <Privacy Invoked> to <Privacy Invoked>.

[JR: Sure – but that is the value of the addresses. Never having to say “change my address”]



[Email 6]

From: Laji.Perincheril
Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 11:37 PM
Subject: new e-mail address

G'Day John,

Could you change the e-mail address for me:

<Privacy Invoked>


Laji Perincheril (Class of 1988)
Sydney, Australia

[JR: Done, mate! (note we now can really say we are global – Ireland – Hong Kong – Australia) Have you organized the “Jaspers @ Australia” networking group? If there’s only one, I guess you have to talk to yourself.]



[Email 7]

From: Douglas Nicholas
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 12:49 AM
Subject: English archers

Hi John,

I don't want to interfere too much with Robert Helm's various frothings, because when he's writing to you it keeps him from cleaning and loading all his guns while listening to the voices in his head, but I did want to point out that the archers who feathered the French knights were Welsh auxiliaries, the masters of the longbow in the late middle ages, and thus Celts: neither Norman French like the king they fought for, nor Saxon like the footsoldiers he led.

I agree that the history of Islam is one of murderous armies hiding behind a cloak of piety--but say, anyone remember the Spaniards and their missionaries in Mexico, or what Joshua did to the men, women, little boys and girls, babies, dogs, cats, puppies and kittens--anything moving and breathing--of Jericho AFTER "the walls come tumbling down," and in Whose Name? And don't get me started on the Thirty Years' War.

I guess if I can kill you God must like me better'n you.

I'll follow the first fella who can get God on the phone to give me direct orders....

Douglas Nicholas

[JR: Well, with all this terrorism, I am loading my “urban youth discouragement” devices. One, or two, dirty nukes and we could be back in the Stone Age. I think the Marines have had the right philosophy “Kill ‘em all and let God sort them out”, “Yeah, though I walk the valley of death, I am the meanest <blank> in the valley”, and my favorite “God loves the Marines. Why else would He keep making so many enemies for us to kill!”!!! Seriously, the current situation has certainly been aggravated by our politicians inability to mind their own business. That doesn’t justify killing innocent people. But it does recognize that we have not had a principled foreign policy since the 1800s. Why else would we support dictatorships and fund poverty? The politicians don’t seem to champion the right of free people to pick their own leaders. Those same politicians allow NGOs like the World Bank and the IMF to destabilize foreign currencies with destructive economic policies that drive the countries to dictatorships just to maintain order. <<<See Helm isn’t the only one who can “froth” at moment’s notice!>>>]



[Email 8]

From: Bill Horn
Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 9:23 PM
Subject: Re: Test message #1


This I can read.  It's the enclosures, i.e. the jottings themselves, that wind up getting forced into the zip mode.

Hope this helps.  Thanks for your persistence.


[JR: AOL is a pain in my <deleted>!]



[Email 9]

From: Bob La Blanc
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 10:03 AM
Subject: JJ 4/16/02


Your comments about charities are right on target.  Betty and I have made the decision that unless we know exactly how the money is being used, we will not contribute.  As far as Mother Church and the payouts for priestly wrongdoing, we have decided that our usual annual Newark Diocese AAA appeal check will be given directly to one or several of the institutions which would usually get it from the Archdiocese through the AAA.  This will allow the good work to continue uninterrupted without it passing through the money accounts which could divert it to the "payoffs."  Maybe this will finally alert the church "management" that they cannot hide the wrongdoing.

By the way, giving money to the college for use in scholarships for needy Manhattan College students, is an excellent way to donate and know exactly where the funds are being used.

Bob La Blanc BEE '56, Trustee

[JR: If I read the news polls correctly, there is now a lot of “withholders”. Hopefully, this will be resolved quickly.]



[Email 10]

From: Burke, Ann
Sent: Monday, April 29, 2002 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: Jasper Jottings

Thanks so much for including me.  And thanks for performing this "labor of love"!

[JR: Your welcome. Perhaps, you can keep your eye out for my replacement. I’d like to think someone would pick up the challenge when I can no longer do it. I always think about “legacy” now that I see obits on a weekly basis. I see now that the important thing is not the “doing” but the “passing on”.]



[Email 11]

From: Dennis Buckley
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 4:43 PM
Subject: Lindy Remigino

There appears to be some confusion on Lindy Remigino.  He is Class of 1953.  He won the Gold Medal for the 100 meters at Helsinki, Finland in 1952 his junior year at Manhattan College.  Accordingly he was dubbed “the fastest man in the world  He is a Charter member of Manhattan’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

[JR: Thanks]





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A Final Thought

Stealing a thought from the Sixty Second Activist:

“H.R. 2373 would place an expiration date on every federal agency, department and program. This would require them to justify their existence to taxpayers and Congress, or face elimination. A similar law is used in 20 states including Texas, which has eliminated 23 agencies, saving Texas taxpayers $630 million.”

While I don’t think that this will make any difference, at least it would make the agencies dance for their money. Money is the lifeblood of the federal red tape. The dead old white guys set it up that the new federal government would get funds from excise taxes and import duties. No sales tax! No income tax! Who could have figured that we would give them this power? (If we did, there seems to be substantive credible evidence that the 16th amendment is not law. It appears that the politicians did not touch all the bases!) So while I will only be satisfied with original intent, I am for to any step that would limit the size of the federal government. The smaller; the better!

And that’s the last word.