NEWS RELEASE: Pace Athletics Strikes Gold Twice to Earn Top Honors at the NACMA Best of Awards

Dallas, Texas- The Pace University Athletics Department was awarded two gold medals at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Best of Awards ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference held this year in Dallas, TX.

Dallas, Texas- The Pace University Athletics Department was awarded two gold medals at the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) Best of Awards ceremony on Tuesday afternoon at the annual National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) conference held this year in Dallas, TX.

Pace received a gold medal in the video promotion category for the Pace Football promo video to kick off the 2011 Pace Football season against Stonehill.

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Pace also received a second gold medal in the student promotion category for the student promotion video and twitter account campaign for T-Bone, the university mascot. The video and twitter account was produced to get more incoming freshman and current students to be active and promote events on campus.

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Initiated in 2003, the NACMA Best of Awards program honors outstanding achievement in marketing and promotions. Awards are presented in 13 categories, with each category divided into three groups based upon school size and conference affiliations to promote fairness. An association record of more than 950 awards entries were received for the 2011-12 year.

About Pace Athletics: Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference with 14 varsity sports teams. During the 2011-12 school year, the Pace women’s volleyball and women’s basketball teams returned to the NCAA Division II Tournament for a third consecutive year. In addition, the baseball team won the NE-10 Southwest Division regular season title. On the academic side, the department finished the school year with a 3.21 cumulative GPA.

About Pace University: Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions.

Press & Sun-Bulletin: Former Pace Athlete Selected as an All-American Scholar-Athlete

Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that a recent Pace graduate, defenseman Patrick Joyce, was selected by The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as an honorable mention All-American as well as a USILA Scholar Athlete. Another former Pace athlete is featured in a Patch article. Natalie Hinz discusses her experience interning with the Ossining Police Department for three months.

Press & Sun-Bulletin reports that a recent Pace graduate, defenseman Patrick Joyce, was selected by The United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association as an honorable mention All-American as well as a USILA Scholar Athlete.

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NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Names Mark R. Brown as Director of Athletics and Recreation

Pace University has announced the appointment of Mark R. Brown as the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, April 26, 2011 – Pace University has announced the appointment of Mark R. Brown as the Director of Athletics and Recreation.

Brown served in the athletic department at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA, for the past 18 years, as an Associate Athletic Director of Business and Finance the past four years and as Assistant Athletic Director the previous 14 years. In these roles, he was responsible for the development of administration of a $32,000,000 annual operating budget. Brown oversaw all fiscal operations for the department including budgeting, record keeping, summer camps, team travel, housing and insuring all financial transactions meet CAA, NCAA, University and Commonwealth of Virginia guidelines. Old Dominion fields 18 teams as an NCAA Division I member of the Colonial Athletic Association. The institution started a football program in 2009, after a 69-year absence on campus, and has sold out the first two years with over 19,000 fans per game.

Brown said: “I am extremely excited about joining the Pace family. I want to thank President Friedman for entrusting me with this important responsibility. I also want to thank my Old Dominion family. President Broderick, the Athletic Directors Jim Jarrett and Wood Selig have been excellent mentors to me”.

Prior to working in college athletics, Brown spent time with the Norfolk Tides, a minor league affiliate of the New York Mets as an Assistant General Manager, Business Manager and Manager of Customer Service.

Brown received a Bachelor of Science in Management degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and later went on to receive a Masters Degree of Science in Education from Old Dominion University.

Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference with 20 varsity sports teams. During the 2010-11 school year, the Pace women’s volleyball team made their second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The women’s basketball team also had an exceptional year, advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 game vs. Bentley University.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law and College of Health Professions.

Stamford Times: “Pace of the Game”

The Stamford Times reports on four members of the Pace University Baseball that are from Stamford, Connecticut.

Pace Baseball Senior Michael Sciarretta (CSI: Photo)

By JOE RYAN

Times Correspondent

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. — With their weekend games postponed due to field conditions, the Pace University baseball team still went about its business.

Baseballs still cracked off bats and slapped into leather gloves for players like Mike Sciarretta, Tyler Collins, Bobby Horn and Alex Rough as they went through their Saturday afternoon practice.

The four players had grown up playing with each other in the city of Stamford’s Little Leagues. Then, as they got a little older, they played against each other as rivals in high school.

But these days, the four local players have found the diamond at Pace’s Pleasantville campus as the perfect place to continue their baseball careers.

Sciaretta is a senior, Collins is a junior, Horn is a sophomore and Rough is a freshman. The players appreciate what their presence, playing college baseball, says about the kind of players their hometown produces.

“Stamford has definitely made a statement at Pace,” said Horn, who played at Westhill. “My family is a big baseball family and Stamford is a baseball town.”

Just like in Stamford, the players at Pace have to take ownership of programs and their facilities, even acting as ground crew when the need calls for it.

Rough, who also played at Westhill, laughed as he told the story of the whole team having to seed the outfield last week. Then, on Friday, they were using a vacuum and a fan to try and clean up puddles in the outfield.

Between the baselines and off the field, though, the four of them are college baseball players and that’s what matters the most.

On the team’s early season trip to Florida, which was full of perfect weather at the start of the season, when they were treated like rock stars on the plane ride down.

It’s all part of northeast baseball. It’s all good, especially when you’re actually playing baseball.

Sciaretta, who starred at Stamford High, is in his senior season at Pace and currently has a 1-1 record with a 2.73 ERA.

Former Trinity Catholic player Collins, a junior, is hitting .259 with two home runs in 13 starts as an outfielder and Horn has found his role as a top utility infielder in his sophomore season.

Rough, the latest city kid to join the roster, is third on the depth chart as a freshman catcher.

Each of the players agreed that they are where they are because of the love of the game they developed on the playgrounds and ball fields back home.

“Coming from Stamford means a lot. My dad helped me out through Little League and we had great coaches in Stamford,” said Sciaretta. “They prepared you well, but now you have to take what they’ve given you and listen to the coaches here and mesh it together.”

Sciaretta has started three games and appeared in four.

The Setters head coach Henry Manning called him a hard-luck starter because the Pace offense has not started to mesh. The coach said the right-hander should have had a couple of more wins if the run support was there.

Manning called Sciaretta one of the best athletes on the team and admitted that he was tempted to utilize him at shortstop when he first arrived on campus.

Such a decision, Manning decided, would have taken away from his development on the mound and his arm was too valuable to risk.

“It helps having an athletic pitcher and he has developed over the years,” said Manning. “He hasn’t gotten many W’s, but I tell you he’s the pitcher you want (on the mound) with the game on the line.”

Collins spent his first two years at the University of Connecticut at Avery Point, which he called the best experience of his baseball career so far.

He was a two-time all-FCIAC center fielder at Trinity Catholic and helped lead them to the CIAC Class S semifinals in 2007.

Collins ability is obvious even though he has been pressing a little at the plate. He just has to relax and let his athletic ability take over, according to Manning.

Collins admitted there is an adjustment period going on, but added that he has learned a lot since leaving the Trinity campus.

“So far it’s been a great experience,” said Collins. “I love it, I think we’ll definitely get better. I think we’re still just a little nervous and have to come out and play our game, which we really haven’t yet.”

Horn admitted he is anxious to get a few more starts, but understands that right now his value to the Setters begins with his defense.

He said he was pressing at the plate in his freshman year, but his comfort level at the plate is growing with experience.

“Bobby gives me the opportunity to make late switches in the game or I don’t have a problem starting him,” said Manning. “He’s a hard worker and he’s our super utility of sorts. He could go to first all the way around to third base and I wouldn’t bat an eye with his defensive ability.”

Manning admitted that Rough may have taken a little more criticism than most because he is a catcher. The coach was a catcher in his playing days, so he has a more critical eye for the position.

Rough said he was not used to his new coach’s methods at first, but now believes the extra attention has paid dividends in his game.

“He’s going through some growing pains — there is no doubt about it,” said Manning. “He swings the bat well. His defensive ability just has to be honed in a little more, but he’s doing a good job. He’s asking the right questions and he’s going to be okay.”

Rough said he understands he has to wait his turn with a senior and junior in front of him on the depth chart. He said he likes having Manning as coach because he understands the position.

“I’m just working hard and making the adjustments that the coach wants and trying to make the most of my oppurtunities,” said Rough. “It’s tough, it’s constant competition, and you just have to play hard every day.”

Stamford is a baseball town and these players — plus others like Kyle Foti, Todd Savatsky, Stanley Paul, Steve Rivera and Ryan Walsh — are proving on other campuses around the east coast that the city has talent which can open doors to the next level after high school.

As Pace has already discovered, there are plenty of diamond jewels in the city of Stamford’s ballparks.

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PACE ATHLETICS: “WOMEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS AT-LARGE BID TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT”

Pace has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II women’s tournament, drawing the No. 6 seed in the East Regionals hosted by top-seeded Bentley University. In Friday afternoon’s opening round, The Setters (22-8) will square off with No. 3 Franklin Pierce.

BRITTANY POWER! Pace has a pair of second-team All-Conference performers in senior forward BRITTANY Huggins and sophomore forward BRITTANY Shields (pictured).

The winner of the East Regional will advance to the Elite Eight in St. Joseph, Missouri, March 22-25.

 

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS AT-LARGE BID TO THE NCAA TOURNAMENT

EARN #6 SEED; WILL FACE #3 FRANKLIN PIERCE THE OPENING ROUND ON FRIDAY

PLEASANTVILLE, NY, March 6, 2011 – The Pace University women’s basketball team received an at-large bid as the #6 seed to the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament. This marks the 15th time the Setters have been selected to the NCAA Tournament in school history and the ninth trip for Head Coach Carrie Seymour in her 19 seasons at Pace.

Pace finished the season at 22-8 and were 15-7 in the Northeast-10 as they clinched the #5 seed in the NE-10 Conference Tournament. The Setters faced off against #12 seed Saint Anselm College in the opening round of the tournament, a game Pace won by a score of 58-35. Moving on to the NE-10 Quarterfinal, Pace would lose a heartbreaker in overtime to #4 seed Saint Rose by a score of 67-60.

The First Round of the 2011 NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Tournament begins on Friday, March 12th. The number one seeded Bentley will host the East Region and take on #8 seed C.W. Post in the opening round. The winner of that game will take on the winner of the game between the #4 seed Assumption takes on #5 Saint Rose. Pace and Franklin Pierce will also play on Friday and the winner of that game will face the winner of the #2 Holy Family and #7 Goldey Beacom.

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Pace University
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