A Closer Look
Inside Binghamton Athletics
Jillian Santos (Women's Tennis)
Santos has played an instrumental role in shaping the success
of the women's tennis team. She has
excelled in academics, tennis performance while showcasing leadership
roles in community involvement amidst three-year career at BU.
April 22, 2011
Alyssa Staubitz (Women's Soccer)
Staubitz spent her spring break donating bone marrow to help
save the life of a leukemia patient. Her decision to sign up
and then go through with the painful pheripheral blood stem cell
transplantation was both heroic and inspirational.
Jordan and Jen Fithian (Former basketball players)
Former BU basketball
players Jordan Fithian and Jen Haubrich Fithian have traded in
their basketball court for a team handball court and the married
couple is living in Germany, playing professionally, and also
representing the United States on their respective national handball
Beth Moore (Women's Lacrosse)
For the past four years,
senior midfielder Beth
Moore has been a pillar of strength and consistency for the
Binghamton women's lacrosse squad. As a member of the Leadership
Panel, Beth holds the title of field leader, were she sets an
example for her teammates by competing hard every play and showing
a strong work ethic on and off the lacrosse field.
Arnav Jain (Men's Tennis)
Senior tennis player
Arnav Jain has produced many
memorable moments on the tennis courts in his young career. From
winning a national title in India at age 16 to becoming the first
Bearcat to post a singles win in the NCAA tournament, Jain has
built a championship legacy. His parallel performance as a scholar-athlete
and his path from Mumbai, India to Binghamton University is explored
in this feature.
C.J. Lukaszewski (Baseball)
catcher and team captain C.J.
Lukaszewski has played an integral role in his team's record-breaking
success in the last three seasons. From an historic first NCAA
tournament berth and win in 2009 to three straight America East
regular season titles, Lukaszewski's career has coincided with
the vaulting of BU's baseball program up among the top teams
in the Northeast.
Gilbert Wong (Men's Tennis)
Junior men's tennis
standout Gilbert Wong has
been an integral part of the national success gained by the Bearcats
in recent years. The America East Rookie of the Year in 2009,
Wong followed that up with first team all-conference honors last
season, helping BU win its third straight America East title
and become one of the top teams in the Northeast. He will graduate
in May after earning his bachelor's degree in just three years.
Wong talks about his path to Binghamton from Hong Kong and his
collegiate experience in this feature.
Anwar Goeres (Wrestling)
Senior wrestler Anwar
has had a complete college experience, enjoying a stellar wrestling
career and also juggling two jobs, an internship and classes.
Goeres is a reigning conference champion and NCAA qualifier who
is ranked No. 1 at 141 pounds in the Colonial Athletic Association.
His journey at Binghamton has included great personal growth
and his legacy will be one of quiet intensity, mental strength,
achievement and above all, kind-heartedness, and loyalty.
Preston Pena (Men's Basketball)
Senior walk-on Preston
perseverence and selflessness have been a shining example on
the men's basketball team. The accounting major and two-year
letterwinner answers questions about his basketball background,
his campus activities and career pursuits in this Q&A.
Dr. Doug Kerr (Team Physician)
Team physician Doug Kerr has been a mainstay with BU athletics
for 26 years. His expertise and compassion have aided Bearcat
student-athletes and patients around the world.
Andrea Holmes (Women's Basketball)
As up-close look at junior point guard Andrea Holmes, who continues
to drive the Binghamton women's basketball team .
Mahamoud Jabbi (Men's Basketball)
Graduate student and basketball player Mahamoud Jabbi
has has blazed a unique
path to get to Binghamton University. From the western African
country of Gambia to New York City to SUNY Oswego and now Binghamton,
Jabbi has embraced life's challenges and maintained a strong
sense of family, discipline and above all, character.
Casey Quaglia (Men's Cross Country)
It took a huge mistake seven years ago for Casey Quaglia
to get involved in distance running. Today, he is flourishing
in every way at Binghamton University.
Andrew Marler (Golf)
Senior co-captain Andrew
named a co-captain along with fellow senior Jake Katz at the
start of the season. With or without the title of captain, Marler
has proved a natural leader both on the golf course and in the
Julie Chambers (Volleyball)
setter Julie Chambers was given an unforeseen opportunity
at the beginning of the 2010 volleyball season. She accepted
the challenge with unwavering dedication, as she does in all
her endeavors at BU.
Leora Kenney (Women's Soccer)
women's soccer player Leora Kenney has traveled a long
and arduous path to become a captain and starting defender. Her
perseverance and leadership have inspired her teammates and impressed
her coaches and instructors alike.
Ashley Horton (Women's Cross Country)
cross country runner Ashley Horton, who is coming back
from two injury-plagued years, has maintained her focus as a
runner in the classroom
Craig Coon (Men's Cross Country)
cross country co-captain Craig Coon has led a championship
team and been inducted into the National College Athlete Honor
Ryan Walter (Men's Soccer)
starting midfielder was named second-team all-conference last
season and is a member of the National College Athlete Honors