Florida Tech Panthers Sports Roundup
By Florida Tech // March 14, 2014
Panthers Host Lions in Inaugural SSC Meeting
Florida Tech (1-4) looks to put an end to its four-game losing skid Friday, March 14 against Saint Leo University (4-2) at 7 p.m. at Hustler Stadium and the game will be both programs’ inaugural Sunshine State Conference contest.
The SSC announced the addition of men’s lacrosse last season, and No. 13 Florida Southern College (3-2, 1-0 SSC) and Rollins College (3-2, 0-1 SSC) played in the inaugural conference game.
Austen Zugelter registered a hat trick for the second time this season, Andrew Conleyrecorded four assists, CJ Nichols added two goals and two assists, and Brian Bacarellafinished with two goals. However, the Indians made the most out of a late Panthers penalty, tying the game on a man-up goal with 59 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.
The Panthers’ tough luck continued Monday, March 10 when FIT fell to Catawba (3-3) in overtime, its third consecutive overtime game.
Jordan Hayes (0-3) stopped 15 shots for FIT, but was tagged with his third loss of the season while Indians goalie Pete Wesselman improved to 3-3 on the year. Catawba is now 3-0 against Florida Tech all-time.
The Panthers are 1-1 against the Lions, defeating Saint Leo, 16-15, in their season opener in 2013. Receiving votes in the most recent United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Top 15 Poll, the Lions are coming off a 22-6 onslaught over Notre Dame de Namur, March 6.
Live stats, audio and video will be available and can be accessed by visiting the men’s lacrosse schedule page on FloridaTechSports.com, the official home of FIT athletics. Up next is No. 7 University of Tampa (5-0) on Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Admission to all home lacrosse games is free with a valid Florida Tech ID. Ticket prices are $7 for general admission and $5 for senior citizens ages 65 and up, youth ages 5-16 and non-Florida Tech students with school ID. Children ages four and under are also free.
|No||Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||Cl.||Hometown (Previous School)|
|1||Mike Marshner||A||6-0||175||Jr.||Glen Rock, Pa. (Susquehannock HS)|
|2||Ryan Bailey||M||6-0||180||Jr.||Lancaster, Pa. (Hempfield HS)|
|3||CJ Nichols||M||6-0||185||Fr.||Finksburg, Md. (Westminster HS)|
|4||Asher Patton||A/M||6-3||196||So.||Sarasota, Fla. (Sarasota Military Academy)|
|7||Severin Windsor||LSM||6-3||186||So.||York, Pa. (Central York HS)|
|8||Kevin McKernan||M||5-10||185||Fr.||Jacksonville, Fla. (Creekside HS)|
|9||Evan Ryan||M||6-4||192||Sr.||Leonardtown, Md. (United States Military Academy)|
|10||Charlie Morrisette||A||6-3||202||Fr.||Fairfax, Va. (Robinson HS)|
|11||Conor McQuade||LSM/D||5-9||174||Jr.||Oyster Bay, N.Y. (Nassau CC)|
|12||Mike Cherry||LSM||5-10||165||Fr.||Broomwall, Pa. (Saint Joseph’s Preparatory)|
|13||Michael Corbet||M||6-1||215||Jr.||Palos Heights, Ill. (Stagg HS)|
|14||Christian Isola||M||5-7||155||Jr.||Holmdel, N.J. (Holmdel HS)|
|15||Nick Brown||A||6-0||167||So.||Denver, Pa. (Cocalico HS)|
|16||Ryen Forrey||M||5-10||175||So.||Reinholds, Pa. (Harrisburg Area CC)|
|17||Stuart Nystrom||D||6-1||185||Jr.||Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard HS)|
|18||Travis Wunder||M||6-0||185||Fr.||Westminster, Md. (Westminster HS)|
|20||Dominic Troese||LSM||5-9||180||Jr.||Hyattsvile, Md. (DeMatha Catholic HS)|
|21||Nick Wynne||A||5-11||160||So.||Sykesville, Md. (Howard CC)|
|22||Andrew Conley||M||5-11||168||Jr.||Orlando, Fla. (Boone HS)|
|23||Jordan Hayes||G||6-1||200||So.||Pittsburgh, Pa. (Alderson-Broaddus)|
|24||Austen Zugelter||M||6-3||190||Fr.||Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach HS)|
|25||Ryan Jennis||A/M||6-0||180||Fr.||Jacksonville, Fla. (Creekside HS)|
|26||Josh Hagan||A/M||5-10||163||Fr.||Fishers, Ind. (Fishers HS)|
|27||Frank Schornagle||M||6-0||160||Jr.||Orlando, Fla. (University HS)|
|28||Tom Filipow||D/M||5-11||185||Fr.||Fairfield, N.J. (West Essex Regional HS)|
|29||Wes Underwood||LSM||5-8||155||So.||Wilmington, Del. (UCF)|
|30||Alex Cummins||D||6-3||227||So.||Lancaster, Pa. (Penn Manor HS)|
|31||Zack Kunkel||G||6-0||200||Fr.||Reading, Pa. (Governor Mifflin Senior HS)|
|32||Sean McAvoy||D||6-3||210||Fr.||Old Saybrook, Conn. (Old Saybrook HS)|
|33||Brian Bacarella||A||5-8||163||So.||Trumbull, Conn. (St. Joseph HS)|
|34||Alex Carlson||M||6-0||200||So.||East Lansing, Mich. (East Lansing HS)|
|40||Ben Abell||A||5-9||180||Fr.||Pasadena, Md. (Chesapeake Senior HS)|
|41||Lewis Kester||G||6-1||198||Fr.||Elma, N.Y. (Iroquois HS)|
|42||Eric Biller||G||6-0||164||Sr.||Westminster, Md. (Essex CC)|
|43||Collin Zoll||D||6-5||205||Fr.||Bel Air, Md. (Loyola Blakefield HS)|
|44||Jordan Carlock||D||6-3||180||Jr.||Babylon, N.Y. (Suffolk County CC)|
|45||Matthew Kennedy||M||6-2||195||So.||Virginia Beach, Va. (Cape Henry Collegiate School)|
|Ryan McAleavey||Head Coach|
|Tim King||Assistant Coach – Offensive Coordinator|
|Mark Penn||Assistant Coach – Defensive Coordinator|
|Bobby Downes||Assistant Coach|
Women’s Rowing To Race Assumption In Dual Today
Florida Tech will race for the second time this season today when it hosts Assumption at Canal 54.
The dual meet will begin with the varsity eight race at 5 p.m. Two varsity four crews from FIT and one from Assumption will then race at 5:20 p.m.
The Panthers opened their spring season with the Keuper Cup last Saturday at Canal 54. FIT’s varsity eight and second varsity eight finished third in their respective events. The first varsity eight clocked in at 7:11.6 and the second’s varsity eight’s time was 7:36.4.
LAST MATCHUP SET FOR MARCH 22
The race marks the season opener for Assumption, a NCAA Division II from Worcester, Mass. Nicknamed the Greyhounds, they have been training this week in Cocoa Beach.
Following the dual, FIT will race for the last time this season at Canal 54 when they host the Governor’s Cup on Saturday, March 22.
FLORIDA TECH ROWING ROSTER
|Name||Ht.||Wt.||Cl.||Hometown (Previous School)|
|Lauren Amsbary||5-2||—||Jr.||Kamuela, Hawaii (Kealakehe HS)|
|Oriel Bailey||5-7||160||Fr.||Jamaica (Northgate College)|
|Mindaugas Beliauskas||6-4||215||Gr.||Kaunas, Lithuania (Kaunas University of Technology)|
|Alec Bertossa||6-1||170||Sr||Orlando, Fla. (Winter Park HS)|
|Kevin Coyle||6-6||188||Fr.||Jacksonville, Fla. (Bishop Kenny HS)|
|Coen de Jong||Fr.|
|Andor Dezsi||6-2||188||Fr.||Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS)|
|Alex Eierle||6-3||195||So.||Potomac, Md. (Our Lady of Good Counsel HS)|
|Aaron Evans||5-5||116||Fr||West Melbourne, Fla. (Melbourne HS)|
|Jose Gomez-Feria||6-0||165||So.||Seville, Spain (Seville Engineering College)|
|Carson Green||6-1||185||So.||Dallas, Texas (Venice HS)|
|Katherine Hausrath||5-3||—||Fr.||Plattsburg, N.Y. (Plattsburg HS)|
|Joe Horn||6-3||175||So||Ridley Park, Pa. (Roman Catholic HS)|
|Josh Kahler||6-1||190||So.||Orlando, Fla. (Cypress Bay HS)|
|Paul Kepinski||6-2||191||So.||Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Westminster Academy)|
|John Martin||6-1||190||Jr||Drexel Hill, Pa. (Monsignor Bonner HS)|
|Clay Mathieu||5-11||196||Fr||Redwood City, Calif. (Everest Public HS)|
|Jessica Mellinger||5-5||Sr.||Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Jacksonville University)|
|Martynas Mickus||6-8||225||So.||Klaipeda, Lithuania (Vilnius Ozas)|
|Dayomi Charlie Paul||6-3||165||Jr.||Lagos, Nigeria (The Grange School)|
|Eric Schiferl||6-2||175||So.||Zionsville, Ind. (Zionsville Community HS)|
|Brayden Thompson||6-1||182||Fr.||Mims, Fla. (Astronaut HS)|
|Hank Walch||6-3||170||Fr.||Fairfax Station, Va. (Lake Braddock Secondary School)|
|Ernestas Zarskis||6-5||207||Jr.||Trakai, Lithuania (Vilnius College)|
|Jim Granger||Head Coach|
|Casey Dalal||Assistant Coach|
|Jimmy Woodard||Assistant Coach|