The Colgate Scene
November 2000
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by Bob Cornell

Colgate rugby rises to the occasion, with an assist.

Senior Jenny McCarthy finished second among 61 runners in the Harry Lang '48 Invitational over Colgate's 5,000-meter pine loop course. The senior runner was 13th out of 150 runners at the Central Connecticut Invitational.

Sena Maziarz '01, in black, had seven goals (as of midterm break) and plenty of big plays for the 8-4 soccer team. The women were off to a 3-0 start in league play.


The quiet man
As a freshman at Colgate, forward Brendan Skonieczki had the seventh-highest assist total ever among Red Raiders, scored his first collegiate goal against Army and was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

As part of the Patriot League's yearlong celebration of its tenth anniversary as an all-sports conference, all-decade teams in each sport and an all-anniversary team for football are being announced.

     Representing Colgate on the all-anniversary football team are quarterback Ryan Vena '00, running back Kenny Gamble '88, wide receiver Corey Hill '99, offensive lineman Luke George '99, offensive lineman Paul Clasby '00 and linebacker Greg Manusky '88. The Red Raiders on the field hockey team are goalkeeper Hilary Meyer '99 and midfielder Katie Russo '95. Forward Bobby Newman '96 made the men's soccer team and forward Nicole D'Orazio '98, midfielder Jennifer Hughes '97, defense Kaitlyn Lynch '95 and defense Jessica Tuthill '96 were selected to the women's soccer team. Ray Appenheimer '94 and Betsy Cunningham '97 made the cross-country teams. Middle hitter Autumn McKenzie '97, outside hitter Rebecca Galves '94, middle hitter Judy Culhane '00, setter Vicky Chun '91 and outside hitter Julia Civardi '97 all made the volleyball team.

Hall of Honor inductees, from left, quarterback Tom Burgess '86, defensive end Kelly Robinson '82, hockey player Jimmy Wallace '84, swimmer Kevin Rusch '85, basketball player Suzanne Bowen Hughes '91 and basketball player Curtis Norris '50 were introduced at halftime of the Fordham football game.

The 2001 Patriot League basketball television package, now in its fourth year, will feature 14 games this season. The league-produced men's and women's basketball broadcasts will include seven regular season men's games, two regular season women's games, four men's and women's tournament games and the women's championship final.

     The men's team, a fourth-place preseason selection, has its TV debut at Bucknell on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 4 p.m. The Red Raiders close out the Patriot League regular season television series as part of a doubleheader at Lafayette on Saturday, Feb. 24. The third-ranked women's team will face the fifth-ranked Leopards at noon, followed at 2:30 p.m. by the men's game against Lafayette.

ECAC hockey will be televised on the New England Sports Network (NESN) and Empire Sports Network (ESN) beginning January 13. The package will include a total of 11 games, concluding with the ECAC championship March 16-17 in Lake Placid.

     The Red Raiders will appear twice, first against Cornell on Jan. 18 from Lynah Rink in Ithaca, and then on Feb. 24 from St. Lawrence's Appleton Arena.

Bernard Empie was named an assistant track and field coach with the Red Raiders. Empie, a native of Hamilton, comes to Colgate from his alma mater The Citadel, where he coached between 1994 and 1998.

Kate Manzella '00 has returned to Colgate as assistant lacrosse coach, following up her brilliant collegiate career with the Red Raiders. She was the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year last season.

Colgate women's ice hockey, currently competing in the ECAC Division III league, will move to the Division I ranks starting in 2001-02.

     That season, ECAC Division I and III women's ice hockey will both split, forming two leagues for each division.

     Division I has added one team and will split into two leagues that are yet to be named. Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, St. Lawrence and Yale join Colgate. The other group includes Boston College, Maine, New Hampshire, Niagara, Northeastern and Providence. One of the Division III leagues will add six schools from western New York and Pennsylvania.

The undefeated 1960 soccer team, coached by Mark Randall, was honored by this year's players at halftime of the Binghamton game in September. Forty years ago the Red Raiders went 9-0, led by All-America Jim Taylor '61.

The men's and women's crew teams opened their first season of varsity competition on October 8 at the Head of the Erie Regatta. The Red Raiders dominated the regatta, winning three of the six races. They took first place in the women's 4, women's 8 and men's 4.

Bruce Gardiner '94 scored an historic first first goal for the Columbus Blue Jackets, the National Hockey League's newest team. Gardiner, a veteran of five NHL seasons, scored against the Chicago Blackhawks. Andy McDonald '00 opened his professional career with the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks in the American Hockey League with a pair of goals, including a shorthanded score.

Colgate and Michigan are quickly developing quite a hockey rivalry. Three years ago, the Red Raiders broke the Wolverines' 33-game home winning streak with a 2-1 win in Yost Arena. Last spring, Michigan, with an assist from a referee who refused to use the video tape review after waving off an apparent winning OT goal by Colgate, prevailed in the NCAA East Regional 4-3.

     This season, Colgate and the Blue and Maize skated to a 2-2 tie in Michigan's Ice Breaker Cup. Colgate advanced to the championship game by winning a shootout 2-0.

The Colgate athletic website at provides daily information on the Red Raider programs including schedules, roster, statistics and game information.

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