The Colgate Scene
November 2001


Several of Colgate's Patriot League All-Decade honorees were recognized at halftime of the Raiders' Cornell game. From left, Tucker Neale '95, basketball; Corey Hill '99, football; Tara McGoff '99, softball; Katie Russo '95, field hockey; Hilary Meyer '99, field hockey; Luke George '99, football; Ryan Vena '00, football; Betsy Cunningham '97, track; Kaitlyn Lynch '95, soccer; Heather Sprengel '94, swimming; Kate Manzella '00, lacrosse; Andrea Basztura '96, softball; Greg Sobo '94, diving; Sue Monajati '95, tennis, and Brett Tucker '98, lacrosse. [Enlarge]
Though only five-foot-two, Mandy Palladino has a huge impact on the soccer field.

Former Colgate athletic director and head football coach Fred Dunlap '50 was one of four honorees of the 2001 Eastern College Athletic Conference Distinguished Service Award.

The award is presented to individuals who have been involved with "servicing" intercollegiate athletics on the national, regional or conference levels. Service may, among other things, include involvement with NCAA or ECAC committees, hosting ECAC championships and/or otherwise providing outstanding service on an intercollegiate campus.

The recipients were presented with their awards at the ECAC Fall Convention Opening Session at the Sheraton Hyannis Resort, October 1.

Men's ice hockey coach Don Vaughan announced that longtime assistant Stan Moore has been promoted to associate head coach.

"This is something Stan definitely deserves," Vaughan says. "He's been with us for a long time as an assistant, and he's also been the head coach at Union. He's a big part of Colgate, and the ECAC as a whole. With his talent and experience, this title and promotion are long overdue."

Moore, who is entering his eighth season with the Raiders, spent two years as the head hockey coach at Union. After Union's 1996-97 season, Moore became the first ECAC rookie coach to be named Coach of the Year, guiding the Dutchmen to an 18-win season and a fifth-place league finish.

Moore's main coaching responsibility at Colgate is with the defensemen, and he has been instrumental in the Raiders' recruiting efforts throughout his tenure.

Two of Colgate's last three football games will be televised. The Nov. 3 game against Lehigh will be carried by the Empire Sports Network and the Nov. 10 game at Holy Cross by WGBC TV 3 in Worcester, Mass. ESN covers most of upstate New York and is available on DIRECTV.

Captain Colyer Curtis '02 kept his head against Bucknell and scored the win-ning goal in the 2-1 game. Michelle Mahaney '02 goes up against Lehigh. Colgate won the Raider Classic and has looked good under first-year coach Lynn Hall.

Kelly Bliss, a 2001 graduate of Ithaca College, has been named an assistant lacrosse coach. She comes to Colgate after a successful career as a student-athlete, earning her bachelors in exercise science with minors in legal studies and health. Bliss, a dean's list student and a three-year starter at Ithaca, earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Regional All-America honors in 2000 and 2001 and was selected as an IWLCA Academic All-America in 2000. She was also a first team Empire Eight All-Conference selection in 2000 and 2001.

Kimberly Coon, a 2000 graduate of the University of Buffalo, has been named an assistant basketball coach for the 2001-2002 season by head women's coach Beth Spycher.

"We are very excited to have Kimberly join our coaching staff," says Spycher. "She understands what it takes to succeed at this level as both a student and an athlete and will greatly benefit the Raider basketball program."

Coon had been at Buffalo State, where she coordinated the team's recruiting efforts and budget management while aiding in the formation of the team's defensive strategies and player development.

Senior Ken Kubec has anchored the offensive line for the Raiders, who have been especially effective running the ball.

The Raider men's and women's swim teams were recently named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-America Swimming Team for the winter/spring semester.

To qualify for this honor, the grade point average for the entire swimming and diving squad must be at least a 2.8 on a 4.0 scale.

Colgate was recognized in the category with both teams scoring a GPA of 2.96.

Women's soccer's Class of 2005 was named one of the top recruiting classes in the Northeast by, an online soccer magazine.

The Raiders' five first-years were picked fifth out of 41 teams.

The class includes goalkeeper Alex Baker, forward Allison Bernardini, Kyle Koch, midfielders Heather McSherry and Katie Turner and midfielder/forward Meredith Rovelli.

Kerry Van Malderghem has been named assistant director of athletic communications. She had been assistant director of media relations for the Northeast-10 Conference.

Van Malderghem will be the primary contact for the men's ice hockey, volleyball, golf and crew programs.

Prior to joining the Northeast-10 office, she served as an intern in the athletic media relations office at the University of New Hampshire. She was the Wildcats' primary contact for men's soccer, field hockey, women's ice hockey and women's gymnastics and assisted with the men's ice hockey team and football.

Van Malderghem has also served as an intern with the Syracuse Crunch hockey team of the American Hockey League and Syracuse SkyChiefs of the International Baseball League, and in the sports department of WIXT, News Channel 9, in Syracuse.

She is a 1999 graduate of Le Moyne College, where she served as sports editor of the student newspaper and covered men's and women's basketball for two years.

The Holy Cross Crusaders were chosen to repeat as Patriot League men's basketball champions in the 2002 pre-season poll of coaches and sports information directors.

Holy Cross compiled 94 out of a maximum 98 points available to secure the top spot in the pre-season poll.

Navy finished second in the poll with 76 points, including three first-place votes, followed by Colgate (69 points, one first-place vote) and Lehigh (60 points, two first-place votes).

Bucknell secured 51 points in the balloting, edging newcomer American (49) for fifth place in the poll. Lafayette (30) and Army (19) rounded out the voting in the eight-team league.

The men's team will appear twice on the Patriot League TV Game of the Week this winter -- Feb. 20 at Army and Feb. 24 against Lafayette.

Carolee Morse, a volunteer assistant coach with the softball team for the past two seasons, has been named assistant coach with the Raider program under head coach Vickie Sax.

Morse has an extensive background in softball, both as a player and coach. She was the junior varsity softball coach in the Vestal (NY) Central School District between 1990 and 1996, where she also coached field hockey and basketball. Morse also has been an instructor at numerous summer camps and coached an ASA Competitive Youth Travel Team for two summers.

For the past three summers, she was an instructor and fitness specialist for the Colgate softball camp.

A 1986 graduate of Mansfield University, Morse lettered in softball and basketball with the Mountaineers and was a participant in ASA women's softball for 13 years.

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

Also, remember the Raider Sportsline: 315-228-7900.

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