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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: St. Peter's transfer Antwon Portley has committed to Fordham on: April 26, 2017, 11:54:50 pm

14ppg in Year 1 at STP.
FG attempts dropped from 11.5 to 7.5 from Freshman to Sophomore Year

His career-high was his first game - ever. 30 points. That may be a first.

"That may be a first." Really? Please check first games for Jon Severe & Eric Paschall.

Welcome aboard, Antwon!
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / LADY RAMS QUALIFY FOR NATIONAL'S + MUCH MORE! on: April 23, 2017, 10:03:27 pm
It was a very good weekend for Fordham sailors as our Rams qualified for National’s for the fourth time in seven years, at the MAISA Women’s Championship, hosted by Cornell on Cayuga Lake, Ithaca, NY.

In addition, at Morris Yacht & Beach Club on City Island, Fordham hosted and won the Greater New York Dinghy Regatta for the second year in a row and the seventh time in the past 14 years. Our Rams also delivered a solid performance at the Admiral’s Cup Regatta hosted by the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. The two latter venues in Long Island Sound and Eastchester Bay were plagued by a lack of wind.


This competition commenced in 1948 as the Greater New York Dinghy Championship and was hosted by Kings Point for 30 years. After a 24-year hiatus, Kings Point found the original plaque and transferred the deed to Fordham, which resurrected the event in 2001.

Fordham was represented in A Division by Anders Ekholm ’17 & Emma Archard ’18, who placed second with a 2-3-2 series, and in B Division by frosh Tucker Hersam & Cortney Rielly, who sailed a 1-1-3 series to win that division.

From the Official Report:

Saturday, April 22:

Sailors arrived at Morris Yacht & Beach Club to no breeze on the racecourse. After numerous delays on shore, A division hit the water just after 12:00. Two races were completed in a dying breeze that ultimately became too light to start a 3rd race. Racing was postponed on shore until 3:00 at which point it became clear that the breeze would not fill and sailors were sent home for the night.

Sunday, April 23:

Teams arrived Sunday morning to a dying southerly. A division was sent out right away to complete the 3rd race of their set before a quick rotation. B was able to complete 2 races in 3-6 knots before the breeze completely shut off. After a long delay on the water, B was able to squeeze in a final race in a localized southerly. Racing was called for the day at 1:30. Many thanks to JJ Monro '16 for serving as regatta chair/PRO and managing to complete a regatta in very difficult conditions. Also thanks to Nina Synnestvedt '14 and Elaina Mansley '16 for returning to help run the event; Thomas Capozzi '19, Eamonn Austin '19, and Jacqueline Tobin '20 for running the RC boat all weekend, and to the rest of the Fordham and Columbia sailors who helped on shore. Congratulations to the Fordham Rams for winning the 2017 Greater New York Dinghy Regatta.

FINAL RESULTS (* = Varsity Team)

1. FORDHAM                    12 points
2. Tufts *                         18
3. Cornell                         19
4. Stevens                        35
5. SUNY Stony Brook         36
6. Fairfield                         38
7. Princeton                       40
8. Columbia                       45
9. Sacred Heart                  49
10. SUNY Maritime *           50
11. Syracuse                      62
12. U.S. Military Academy    64


At most fleet racing events, racing is conducted in double-handed dinghies, 420s and/or FJs.  At this competition, both classes were used in A & B divisions. However, the Admiral’s Cup includes a third division raced in single-handed Lasers. Brad Sefarian ’19, who is not an experienced Laser sailor, took one for the team and represented Fordham in C Division, where he finished 17th. Will Holz ’17 & Charlotte Leclue ’19 competed for Fordham in A Division while Alex Tayler ’17 & Jamie Spence ’18 represented the Rams in B Division.

From the Official Report:

Saturday, April 22:

Sailors showed up to a very light Northerly and scattered showers. We were rigged and ready but postponed on shore until there was a gap in the rain and the northerly stabilized. Harbor start was 11:20 and racing commenced shortly after. We started race 3A in showers and a dying breeze. We had to abandon that race and sent everyone ashore. We waited until 1530 and called it for the day.

There were two protests heard. One was disallowed and one was withdrawn. Thank you to SMC coach and ICSA rep Connor Blouin and USNA coach Dillon Paiva for hearing them.

Report time is 0900 tomorrow. Hopefully we get some wind!

Sunday, April 23:

We were only able to complete 1 race in all 3 divisions today. Race 3A started at 0940 in about 5 knots. After race 3C the wind was starting to die. A division was about 3/4 of the way into race 4 before we had to abandon due to no wind. We sent everyone back to shore and waited until 1300. We called it for the day and as expected the southerly filled in exactly at 1500.

Congratulations to Tufts for winning the 2017 Admirals Cup.

Thank you to Morgan Collins (ODU '11) for being the PRO and to the USMMA Midshipmen for helping run the event.

FINAL RESULTS (* = Varsity Team)

1. Tufts *                             37 points
2. Yale *                              41
3. Old Dominion *                58
4. Charleston *                    64
5. Hampton  *                     68
6. Roger Williams  *             70
7. Bowdoin  *                      74
8. Hobart/Wm. Smith  *       75
9. USMMA/Kings Point  *      80
10. St. Mary’s  *                  84
11. FORDHAM                      91
12. US Coast Guard Acad. *  92
13. US Naval Academy  *      92
14. George Washington  *   103
15. South Florida  *            111
16. Dartmouth  *               115
17. Christopher Newport *  130
18. SUNY Stony Brook        154

Fordham’s 11th place finish is deceptive because our total focus now is to qualify for Coed National’s, which will take place next week in double-handed dinghies. Looking at the combined results of A & B divisions only,  the order of finish would be: Yale, Tufts, ODU, Hampton, Kings Point and our Rams in 6th place, still finishing ahead of such Sailing powerhouses as Navy & Coast Guard!

MAISA WOMEN’S DINGHY CHAMPIONSHIP at NAVY (Top 9 Teams Qualify for National’s)

Annapolis and the Severn River received the wind, which didn’t show up on Long Island Sound, enabling the Race Committee at Navy to run a total of 30 races over the weekend.

Adelaide Ferguson ’17 & Annika Ekholm ‘20 teamed up to place fifth in A Division. They had eight top five finishes including two bullets. In B Division, Amanda Stapp ’18 and Katherine Jones ’18 paired up except in Races 9 & 10B when Grace Howie subbed for Amanda. Our B Division team also had a solid performance placing eighth with six top five finishes.

Our Rams finished seventh overall to earn a berth in the 2017 ICSA Women’s National Championship.

From the Official Report:

Saturday, April 22:

The first day of the 2017 MAISA Women's Championship was overcast and a bit chilly, with rain on and off throughout the day. The course was set in the mouth of the Severn River, just inside Greenbury Point, with coaches and alternates in coach boats on the water. The wind ranged from 5-12 knots from the northeast with big shifts and pressure changes. A division started in 420s and B was in FJs through the first nine races, before the fleets switched for race 10. PRO Steve Podlich and his race committee team did a fantastic job of efficiently running quality races. We did 6 races per division, took a lunch break and came back out for 4 more. No protests, breakdowns or requests for redress were filed, but we'd like to thank Maureen Mills, Dick Morin and Andrew Cole for being here ready to hear them if they had been filed. 7 races remain to determine the top 9 who will represent MAISA at the Women's Nationals and to crown our conference champion.

Sunday, April 23:

On Sunday, the wind started out from the northeast and we started sailing in the mouth of the Severn River near the entrance to Back Creek. The first few races were held in 5-10 knots, but the pressure slowly dropped to below the minimum after race 15A. We came back to the dock for a lunch break and held onshore while we waited for the wind to fill back in. At 2:30 a light southeast breeze filled and we set a course in the Severn Rive off the Robert Crown Center. We were able to sail race 15 B before the wind died again and the time limit eventually expired. Congratulations to the top 9 who advance to the Women's National Championship and to the St. Mary's College of Maryland Seahawks for claiming the 2017 MAISA Women's Championship.

FINAL RESULTS (* = Varsity Team)

1.  St. Mary’s  *                                  119 points
2.  Georgetown  *                               143
3.  George Washington   *                   152
4. Hobart/William Smith  *                  157
5.  Cornell  *                                      161
6.  U/Pennsylvania                              179
7.  FORDHAM                                      203
8.  US Naval Academy  *                      217
9.   U/Virginia                                     242
10. Christopher Newport  *                  254
11.  Columbia                                     333
12.  Old Dominion  *                           351
13.  Monmouth                                   378
14.  SUNY Stony Brook                        388
15.  Queens University                         407
16.  Drexel                                          415
17.  William & Mary                              491

Congratulations to our Women’s team and all our sailors, men & women, who sailed so well this weekend.              
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / VERY GOOD WEEKEND FOR RAM MARINERS! on: April 16, 2017, 10:39:36 pm

This was a Fleet Racing competition with two divisions of 20 teams each.  Teams receive one point for first, two for second, etc. At the end of the regatta, the scores of both divisions are added together and low-point team wins.

In A Division, Fordham was represented by Will Holz ’17 & Charlotte Leclue ’19, and in B Division, Adelaide “Addy” Ferguson ’17 & William Dumke ’20 did battle for the Rams.

From the Official Report:

Saturday, April 15:
The first day of the 2017 Navy Spring Regatta started out overcast. Winds were out of the Southeast at 3-8 knots and a course was set in the Severn river off Triton Point. We sailed three 4W races per division and then came in for a lunch break. After lunch, we did 3 more and then took another quick rotation break. While the boats were coming back out, the sun came out and the wind shifted to the south with a slight increase. We reset the course and did four more races per division to end the day. After racing, the competitors were treated to a great complimentary cookout provided by the volunteers of the NASS Social Committee.

Sunday, April 16:
We started a bit late on Sunday to accommodate those who wanted to attend Easter services, so we didn't get on the water until 10:30. It was sunny and warm, with high temperatures in the low 80s. The wind was from the Southwest at 8-15 knots and due to the direction, the course was set out in the mouth of the Severn River off Horn Point. Since we were pretty far out there, we decided to not take a lunch break and end the day early. The wind was very puffy and shifty and the Race Committee had their hands full keeping the course square. The racing was tight all day with Georgetown and Navy trading the lead back and forth. The Hoyas held the lead by one point going into the last B race, but the Midshipmen were able to win the race and secure the overall regatta victory.

ORDER OF FINISH (* = Varsity team)
1.  U.S. Naval Academy  *               131 Points
2.  Georgetown  *                           135
3.  FORDHAM                                  180
4.  George Washington  *                193
5.  St. Mary’s  *                              218
6.  Jacksonville  *                            235
7.  Hampton  *                                250
8.  Old Dominion  *                         250
9.  Charleston  *                             271
10.  Vermont                                  311
11.  Stanford  *                              320
12.  SUNY Maritime  *                     338
13.  Hobart/Wm. Smith  *               340
14.  Texas A&M/Galveston               366
15.  Cornell                                    367
16.  USMMA (Kings Point)  *            372
17.  Eckerd  *                                385
18.  U. of Miami                             475
19.  North Carolina State                563
20.  Massachusetts Maritime  *       630   


Fordham entered two teams in this 18-team Fleet Racing regatta. In RAMS 1, the Maroon was represented in A Division by Alec Tayler ’17 & Katherine Jones ’18, and in B Division by Matt Cappetta ’19 & Jamie Spence ’18. In RAMS 2, Roberto Stevens ’19 & Lauren Holderman ’18 teamed up in A division with Anders Ekholm ’17 & Gabrielle Mascio ’18 in B Division.

From the Official Report:

Saturday, April 15:
Frustrating day on Granite Bay due to lack of wind. Only 4 races in each division were sailed. A Division sailed FJ's while B Division sailed Z420's. Racing began at 1pm and two races were sailed in a light southeasterly before the wind shut off and the fleet sailed in for a late lunch. About an hour and a half later the breeze filled from the south and two more races were sailed. All races were course W4's. After an early general recall the I flag was flown the rest of the day. Racing was close and tactical. One protest was filed resulting in a DSQ. Divisions will switch fleets on Sunday morning and the first race is scheduled for 10am warning. See you all on Easter Sunday!!

Sunday, April 16:
What a difference a day makes! Nine races were completed in both divisions in a fantastic WSW breeze ranging from 5-15 knots but mostly 10-12 knots. Very few mark changes were necessary which enabled the RC to crank out races. All races were W4's with the I Flag flying. B Division sailed four races in the morning and then sailed in for lunch while A Division sailed six races before lunch with both divisions completing nine races for the day. Yale Bulldogs 2 had a great battle with the Brown Bears for the Ivy League Championship with the Bulldogs prevailing even after a fantastic day by Brown sailors Megan Grapengeter-Rudnick and Haley Carter who won five of the nine races sailed today! One redress was filed which was denied. Many thanks to KB Knapp and Patrick Buehler for staffing the RC Boat, Chase Skoda for scoring and land logistics and Caleb Dorfman for judging.

ORDER OF FINISH (* = Varsity team)
1.  Yale #2  *                125 Points
2.  Brown                      131
3.  Bowdoin  *               181
4.  FORDHAM #1           185
5.  Harvard *                 189
6.  Yale #1  *                192
7.  Rhode Island            197
8.  Dartmouth  *            217
9.  Roger Williams  *      226
10. Tufts  *                    242
11. U/Pennsylvania         248
12. Boston Univ.             263
13. FORDHAM #2           272
14. USCGA *                  285
15. Cornell                     288
16. Conn College            328
17. SUNY Stony Brook    430
18. SUNY Maritime  *     448

Next weekend, Fordham will be hosting the Greater New York Dinghy Regatta at Morris Yacht & Beach Club on City Island, plus participating in the MAISA Women’s Spring Dinghy Championship at the USNA in Annapolis, and the Admiral’s Cup at the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. Spectators are welcome at all three sites.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Sengfelder to Boise st on: April 15, 2017, 07:09:41 pm
In addition to always giving 100%, I always felt that Christian was having fun. Often during a game, he could be seen with a smile on his face. I believe that he has his act together and a solid sense of values. BB is an important part of his life right now and as I read in another post, he indicated that next year will be his last. Who can blame him for wanting to go to a program where he may very well be a big contributor vis-a-vis at a Duke, e.g., and make the Big Dance?

I may have missed it but I don't recall him being quoted as saying anything about playing pro-ball in Europe or anywhere. He has a friend and fellow countryman, who has allegedly sold him on joining him at Boise State for a year. My guess is that he is going there to have fun for a year; take some interesting courses, and hopefully participate in the NCAA next year. Thereafter, he is probably going to pursue a career in whichever field may be of interest to him. He will have fun and I suspect will be very successful at whatever that may be.

God bless him, and "Thank you" Christian for the many positives you brought to Fordham BB during the past three years.
5  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Women's Tennis Has 8 In a Row on: April 15, 2017, 01:30:59 pm
Impressive, txram. Thanks for sharing.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / RAMS SCORE TWO OF THREE PODIUM FINISHES on: April 15, 2017, 05:10:35 am
My apology for the delayed posting due to travel commitments.


Fordham participated in the Prosser Trophy Regatta hosted by SUNY Maritime and at the Central Spring Open at Monmouth University.

The Prosser Trophy is the MAISA Conference (54 schools) Team Race Championship featuring the top eight qualifying teams. The top four finishers qualified for the ICSA Team Race National Championship. Fordham, the only Club team to qualify, placed seventh in the eight-boat fleet.

The Central Spring Open was an 18-team, fleet racing competition, which featured one varsity and 17 club teams. Fordham entered two teams and placed first and third at this event.


Contingent upon the wind, Fordham had several skipper-crew pairings over the weekend. Will Holz ‘17, Alec Tayler ‘17, Matt Cappetta ‘19 and Tucker Hersam ’20 were the drivers, while Charlotte LeClue ‘19, Makena Materson ‘19, Katherine Jones ’18, Lauren Holderman ‘18, Cortney Reilly ‘20, and Will Dumke ’20 handled the jib.

From the official report:


After a week of cool rainy weather, sailors were greeted by sunny skies and breezy westerly winds running down the East River this morning.
The breeze ranged from 15-20 knots most of the day with a few races where it dropped to the single digits for short periods towards the end of the day. As always the East River's current was on full tilt and ranged from favorable-to slack-to adverse tide that picked up and made racing look like sailing on a treadmill until the current overcame the turning mark's anchors and we had to abandon racing for the day. One race was abandoned by the umpires due to a breakdown, and two redress hearings were heard, resulting in resail's being granted.


Sunday was a beautiful day to be outside, but the breeze did not cooperate. Only 11 races were sailed, five of which were resails or sailoffs.
After much time waiting around and lots of wind delays, the second round was completed but not with enough time to run a ‘Top 6’ round. Two sailoffs; USNA vs. ODU and HWS vs. GWU determined the championship and the last qualifying spot for national’s.

Congratulations to USNA for winning the 2017 Prosser Trophy.”

ORDER OF FINISH (* = varsity team)

PLACE     TEAM                                         WON        LOST
1.        U.S. Naval Academy   *                     10            4 **
2.        Old Dominion   *                               10            4 **
3.        Georgetown   *                                   9            5 **       
4.        Hobart/Wm. Smith   *                         8             6 **
5.        George Washington   *                        8             6
6.        St. Mary’s   *                                      6             8       
7.        FORDHAM                                           5             9
8.        Hampton   *                                        0           14

**  MAISA Qualifier for ICSA National Championship


Sailing for “FORDHAM 1” were Amanda Stapp ‘18 & Annika Ekholm ‘20 in A Division and Grace Howie ‘20 & Gabi Mascio ‘18 in B Division. For “FORDHAM 2” were Thomas Cooper ’19 & Brigid Murphy ‘20 in A Division and Thomas Capozzi ‘18 & Jacqueline Tobin ‘20 in B Division.  Our Rams sailed smart and consistently. Kudos to both teams for their terrific performances!

From the official report:


A strong breeze of 18-20 knots out of the northwest with gusts to 28 caused a morning postponement. The first race finally started at approximately 11:30AM when the puffs subsided. Puffy conditions made for some tough sailing for some sailors as there were a number of capsizes throughout the day. Thankfully, capable safety boats were able to assist when necessary. At 3:00 PM the wind kicked back up and racing was postponed until 4:30 PM when the decision was made to call it a day. A total of five races were sailed on Saturday, three 'A'  and two 'B' races. One protest was heard and thrown out. Leading the regatta at the end of day one are the Stony Brook Seawolves followed by the Fordham Rams and the Washington College Shoremen.


Sailors were greeted with a westerly breeze of 7-8 knots with gusts up to 12 knots. The first start was at 9:45AM. Only one 'A' division race was sailed before the wind died. Racing was postponed until 11:30 AM when a southwest wind picked up and 'B' division was able to get out for their set. The race committee had to contend with heavy oscillations in the wind and make the necessary course adjustments. Three 'A' races and four 'B' races were sailed today. Congratulations to the top teams: Fordham Rams 1, Stony Brook Seawolves 1, and Fordham Rams 2. Also, a big thank you to Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club and its members for volunteering their time to help run the regatta!”

ORDER OF FINISH (* = varsity team)

PLACE   TEAM                                             POINTS
1.          FORDHAM 1                                      44
2.          SUNY Stony Brook 1                          51
3.          FORDHAM 2                                      54
4.          Washington College  *                        54
5.          Villanova                                           72
6.          Columbia                                          81
7.          U/Penn                                             89
8.          Stevens Institute                               96
9.          Drexel                                             101
10.        Loyola, MD                                       125
11.        SUNY Stony Brook 2                          141
12.        Delaware                                          141
13.        Monmouth                                        150
14.        Webb Institute                                  163         
15.        Princeton                                          168
16.        Penn State                                        176
17.        Rutgers                                             182
18.        William & Mary                                  190

Over Easter Weekend, our Rams will be competing at the 20-team Navy Spring Regatta in Annapolis, and the 18-team Owen Trophy Regatta at Yale. Both are Fleet Racing events.
7  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB Gets Early Verbal Commit on: April 09, 2017, 11:42:25 pm
Just teasing, txram. Since Mom is the Coach, the first thing that came to my mind is her height.
While there is no guarantee, like mother - like daughter, and even better sometimes,
like Mom & Dad - like daughter. Regardless, sounds like a good get! Thanks for sharing.
8  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB Gets Early Verbal Commit on: April 09, 2017, 03:14:45 pm
txram, how tall is mom?    Wink
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordhamfans NCAA Tournament Bracket on: April 05, 2017, 05:44:05 am
Quack    Quack

Congrats Vinnys for the post of the tournament! Perfect timing and placement. Thanks for a good laugh.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: RAMS QUALIFY FOR CONFERENCE TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIP on: April 04, 2017, 07:47:59 am
Thanks RB, but I retired nearly two years ago. I'm just a fan now, but one with a lot of emotion invested.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: RAMS QUALIFY FOR CONFERENCE TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIP on: April 02, 2017, 01:08:45 pm
Because I was curious, I researched the championship results of the past eight years to ascertain if any other club teams ever qualified for Team Race National’s from our conference, which with New England (NEISA), is one of the two most competitive conferences in the ICSA. While I was unable to locate the 2010 & 2012 results, I did learn the following:

1.   In 2009, 10 & 11, the Team Race Championship invited 14 not 16 teams.
2.   Georgetown & St. Mary’s qualified for all six of the championships, for which I have information. Other teams, that qualified were Navy 4x; Old Dominion & Hobart/William Smith 2x each; SUNY Maritime 1x & Fordham 1X.
3.   Unless a club team qualified in 2010 or 2012, Fordham is the only club team, which has ever qualified for the ICSA Team Race National Championship.

It’s possible that a club team qualified prior to 2009 but highly unlikely as the fleets were smaller and dominated by varsity programs. 
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / RAMS QUALIFY FOR CONFERENCE TEAM RACING CHAMPIONSHIP on: April 02, 2017, 08:46:18 am

As indicated in the past, Team Racing, i.e. the equivalent of a 3-on-3 basketball game, is one of three College Sailing competitive disciplines. The other two are Coed Dinghy and Women’s Dinghy Fleet Racing. All schools field Coed teams; about half field Women’s teams, and only varsity and the most competitive club teams with roster depth field Team Racing teams.

Throughout the year, the seven geographical conferences host qualifying regattas in each of the three disciplines, which lead to national championships at the end of the year.

Our Middle Atlantic Conference (MAISA) receives four of the 16 qualifying berths for Team Race National’s. To qualify for one of those berths, a team must finish among the Top 4 teams at the Prosser Regatta, the MAISA Team Race Championship, which will be hosted by SUNY Maritime next weekend, April 8-9.

To qualify for the Prosser Regatta, a team must finish among the Top 6 teams at the WAR Memorial Regatta, the MAISA Fall Championship OR the Top 2 teams at the MAISA Team Race Challenge held this weekend at St. Mary’s College, Maryland. The latter consists of the eight teams, which placed 7th through 14th at the WAR. (Please note, that there are 54 teams in MAISA and there are three regional regattas in our conference just to qualify for the WAR)

The Top six teams from the WAR last fall were the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Georgetown, George Washington, Hobart/William Smith, the U.S. Naval Academy and Hampton University, all varsity programs..

The Team Race Challenge was hosted by St. Mary’s College this weekend and with perfect conditions, the competition consisting of two round robins followed by a Top 4 round robin, was completed in one day.

Fordham started like a house afire winning all seven of its races in the first round robin. Our Rams were not as effective in the second round robin winning four and losing three but their 11-3 won-lost record  put them in a tie with ODU for second place and earned them a berth in the Top 4 qualifying round robin with St. Mary’s, Old Dominion & Cornell. St. Mary’s won all three races; ODU won two out of three breaking the tie with Fordham, which was 1-2 while Cornell lost all three.

Fordham was represented by Will Holz ’17 &  Charlotte Leclue ’19; Alec Tayler ’17 & Katherine Jones ’18, and Matt Cappetta ’19 & Lauren Holderman ‘18, who sailed well enough to finish third and snatch the last qualifying berth for the Prosser MAISA Championship next weekend.

From the official report:

Great Team Racing Conditions today on the St. Mary's River with N/NW breezes ranging from 5-16 knots. 62 races completed which allowed the regatta to be completed in one day. The Race Committee and the umpires did a fantastic job. Congratulations to St. Mary’s, Old Dominion and Fordham for advancing to the Prosser Trophy Regatta.

RESULTS: (* = varsity team)

PLACE   TEAM                                  WON / LOST
1. St. Mary’s *                                     16 - 1
2. Old Dominion *                                13 – 4
3. FORDHAM                                        12 – 5
4. Cornell                                              8 – 9
5. U/Pennsylvania                                  5 – 9
6. U/Virginia                                          4 – 10
7. SUNY Maritime *                                3 – 11
8. Christopher Newport *                        1 – 13

Fordham Fans are welcome to come to SUNY Maritime at Fort Schuyler under the Throgs Neck Bridge in the Bronx next weekend to root for the Rams. There is a third floor balcony in the Sailing Building, which is ideal for spectating.

Last year, St. Mary’s, Georgetown, ODU & Navy were the MAISA qualifiers for National’s and they finished 3-2-9 & 10 in the 16-team competition. Two years ago, Fordham qualified for Team Race National’s for the first and only time in its history along with Georgetown, St. Mary’s & Navy. Our Rams placed 11th overall as the other three MAISA teams finished 5, 7 & 9 respectively. Fordham was the only club team from MAISA to qualify for National’s during the past two years.

As indicated earlier, only two teams from the Team Race Challenge ordinarily qualify for the Prosser. Fordham qualified because Kings Point, which had won the WAR last fall recently communicated that it would not be able to send a Team Race team to National’s due to professional obligations, i.e., Sea Time, by the sailors on their team, so the MAISA Executive Committee opted to allow the Top 3 teams this weekend to qualify for the Prosser. Hopefully, that will be a good sign for our Rams, which handed St. Mary’s their only loss this weekend.

Congrats to our Ram sailors for a solid performance!
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / Re: FANS BOARD MEMBER WINS GRAND PRIZE IN SAILING RAFFLE!!! on: March 31, 2017, 10:49:14 am
Will do, ketchum1...

Congrats again!
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / RESULTS OF 2ND NATIONAL COACHES' POLL, PER SAILING WORLD MAGAZINE on: March 31, 2017, 06:43:12 am
Spring 2017 College Sailing National Rankings No. 2, Issued March 2017

There are 218 College Sailing teams in the ICSA, of which 181 are Club Teams indicated below with an asterisk.


2. Charleston
3. Georgetown
4. MIT
5. Boston College
6. Hobart/Wm. Smith
7. Dartmouth
(tie )Navy
9. Tufts
10. George Washington
11. Bowdoin
12. Coast Guard
13. Stanford
14. King’s Point
15. St. Mary’s
16. Boston University  *
17. Harvard
18. South Florida
19. Brown *
20. Roger Williams

Also receiving votes: UC Santa Barbara*, Eckerd, Jacksonville, Old Dominion, FORDHAM *, Cornell *, Connecticut College

1. Boston College 
2. Coast Guard
3. Yale
4. Charleston
5. Boston University *
6. Rhode Island *
7. Georgetown
8. Brown *
9. George Washington
10. Stanford
11. Dartmouth
12. Harvard
13. St. Mary’s
14. Connecticut College
15. Hobart/Wm. Smith
16. South Florida
17. Navy
18. MIT
19. Cornell
20. U.Penn *

Also receiving votes: Tufts, Vermont *, Wisconsin *, Eckerd, UC Santa Barbara *, Bowdoin, FORDHAM *, Christopher Newport, Jacksonville.

15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Sengfelder to transfer on: March 25, 2017, 12:51:29 pm
Oh, just so we don't come off as ungrateful, and because it's well-deserved, let me say "Thank you, Chris Sengfelder. You surprised us as a freshman, when you started filling up stat sheets, you had more A-10 Newcomer of the Week nods than any other player in school history, you scored 1000+ points as a Ram, you helped anchor our first winning and postseason team in years, and we'll miss you and your play."

Need someone to second that motion. It probably should be by acclamation.

John, I'm happy to second that motion. Thank you for making it.
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: IMPORTANT MSG. FROM JOESUNFISH on: March 23, 2017, 11:29:32 am
Best LOL of the Month, Andres! Thanks.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: IMPORTANT MSG. FROM JOESUNFISH on: March 23, 2017, 08:35:03 am
Fordham Fans Board member wins Grand Prize in Sailing Team Fundraising Raffle!

Please go to Sailing Forum for details.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Sailing / FANS BOARD MEMBER WINS GRAND PRIZE IN SAILING RAFFLE!!! on: March 23, 2017, 12:12:53 am
Unbelievable but true! A Fordham Fans Board member, who read about the Sailing Team raffle on this Forum, and bought four books of tickets as a result of my response to Scott W 86's query about fundraising for Fordham Sailing, won the grand prize in the drawing, which was held last night. The winner(s) were Richard Callanan GSB '64 and Vina C. FCLC '72 from Amagansett, NY. Their winning prize was a
"5 Day, 4 Night Trip to London, arranged and donated in part by Continental Travel Group (Up to $1,000.00), Miami, Florida."

The Second Prize of a "Weekend Getaway to the White family's home in Loon Mountain, New Hampshire," and three additional prizes
of "Team Gear, including Burgees & Ties" were also awarded and the winners were relatives, family members and/or friends of our student athletes.

Congratulations to Richard! Director of Sailing Cristina Puglia '07 and I are thrilled, that one of the Sailing Team's many fans and supporters
on the Fordham Fans Board won one of the prizes, much less the grand prize. To top it off, Richard communicated to me that 15 years ago,
he also won a Sunfish at an event sponsored by the Nature Conservancy in Southampton.

Cristina informed me, that the raffle generated $19,000 and every dime will go toward the team's annual operating expenses. We thank those of you, who participated and appeal to as many Fordham Fans members as possible to participate in next year's annual raffle, or if you would like to simply make a tax deductible gift to one of the most successful teams on campus, and one that desperately needs every dollar it can generate to continue the 17-year, upward projectory of the program, please contact the Development Office and designate your gift to the "Fordham University Sailing Team." As soon as Director of Sailing Cristina Puglia is notified of your gift, you will receive a personal "Thank you" note from Cristina or one of our Sailing Team members.

Thank you all for your support and GO RAMS!

19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: JOHN ANDARIESE FUNERAL RECOLLECTIONS on: March 22, 2017, 09:58:22 am
Roger that, CR. Thanks.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: JOHN ANDARIESE FUNERAL RECOLLECTIONS on: March 22, 2017, 06:15:04 am
Chicago Ram, when you were in NYC, was the Fordham Advertising Club still active and having it's monthly lunches at Gallagher's as it was during the 60's & 70's?

Also, were you in Chicago when the Fordham Club of Chicago was active and met monthly from September - June? My bride and I were in Chicago for nearly three years immediately after being married in 1963. She taught at the Shiller School in the center of Cabrini Green after five years as a public school teacher in the South Bronx. Our two older boys were born at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, and it was through the alumni and wives of the Fordham Club members, that we got a GP plus a dentist, pediatrician, gynecologist, et. al. The Fordham Club of Chicago was a godsend to us, as was from a professional standpoint, the Fordham Advertising Club of NY.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Not sure how people think this was a good season on: March 22, 2017, 05:59:44 am
+ 1

In addition to being a very hard worker, Zarko is smart, articulate, a self-starter and a team player. Plus, I have every reason to believe that he is a leader in the locker room.

If I were a coach, an entrepreneur or a corporate executive, I would want him on my team!
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / JOHN ANDARIESE FUNERAL RECOLLECTIONS on: March 21, 2017, 08:24:29 pm
Per Google, the University Church seats 1,200 people. Not surprisingly, for a 78-year old guy, John had a great turnout as the Church was at least half full. Family friend, Fr. Peter Connelly, a Benedictine priest (monk?) was the Celebrant and Fr. Dan Gatti, S.J., A Ram BB season ticket holder Co-celebrated. A Fordham Doctoral student, whose name I did not get, but had a very good voice, led the singing of the Ave Maria, Amazing Grace and other appropriate hymns.

Funeral arrangements were handled by McGrath Funeral Home in Bronxville and they did a very professional job.

Father Connelly’s homily focused upon John’s Gratitude; Love of Life, and Love of the Catholic Church, which he described as the “Smells (incense) and Bells” of Catholicism.

Following Mass, several persons were called upon to speak. A common theme was how much John loved his jobs, both his marketing and advertising firm, and his role as a color commentator for New York Knicks games. All were quite good and most touched upon John’s grooming; sartorial splendor; love of people and sense of humor. His son-in law Matt McLaughlin was the first and his comments were mostly personal and family oriented. He was followed by an older gentleman, whose name I did not get, but who was obviously close to John for about three decades. He and others spoke about how organized John was in researching and preparing notes for interviews and games. He was the ultimate professional at his craft.

Mike Breen was third to speak and his anecdote had everyone laughing. The Knicks were playing the Pacers in Indianapolis. Mike & John  arrived in town late on the night before the game. John discovered that he did not have his Game Notes and he called NY to make arrangements to have them delivered overnight to the hotel. Mike & John were in adjacent rooms, and the next day, Mike went downstairs for breakfast. When finished, he checked the desk and John’s notes had been delivered. He called John and offered to drop them off at his room. “Great,” said John. When Mike got to John’s room, John opened the door and stood there as naked as a Jaybird; took the notes from Mike’s hand and said, “Thanks sweetheart.” while closing the door in Mike’s face.  

Marv Albert then spoke about the terrific professional relationship, which he and John developed while broadcasting the Knicks games. He said, that no matter where they went, John had an aura about him, that attracted people, and he would respond in a friendly manner to everyone. One day, however, while the two of them were walking in Manhattan, one particular fan joined them and started telling John all the things he should do to help resuscitate the Knicks. John was very courteous and after a couple of blocks, the man disengaged and left presumably convinced that he and John were best friends. As he left, John & Marv kept walking and under his breath, John muttered “What a jerk!”

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver followed Marv and his personal anecdote centered about meeting John for the first time more than two decades ago. John was an established personality and Adam was a young rookie in the Office of the Commissioner.  At a cocktail party, where Adam knew no one, John introduced himself; asked his name; his background, what his job was, etc., in a way that was totally genuine and caring and allowed Adam to feel good about himself. They became good friends and remained so until John died.

John’s wife, Maureen, was the final speaker. She thanked everyone for coming and introduced two gentlemen, who took personal care of John during the last year or so of John’s bout with dementia, when it was so difficult for Maureen, whose mother was also in their home under Hospice care.

Fr. Connelly led a round of applause for Maureen, and the Mass of the Resurrection concluded shortly thereafter.

Maureen has worked for Buzzy O'Keefe '59, the owner of The River Club and The Water Club for 25 years, and the congregation was invited to reassemble at The Water Club later in the afternoon, where I suspect "Johnny Hoops" and Fordham Basketball were discussed. Unfortunately, I was unable to make it but hopefully, another Fans Board member may have attended and can provide additional commentary.

John was a great guy. May he Rest in Peace!
23  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB WNIT on: March 19, 2017, 04:08:02 pm
A 19-point loss is a gigantic improvement vis-a-vis a 50-point loss 23 years ago. Regardless of the outcome of today's game, Coach Gaitley has brought an enormous amount of respectability to this program, for which all Fordham Fans should be grateful.

Congrats to our graduating seniors upon stellar careers, and all the best in the future.
24  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB WNIT on: March 19, 2017, 02:16:48 pm
Muchas gracias!
25  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB WNIT on: March 19, 2017, 02:10:42 pm
Thanks Txram. I thought the game was at 2 PM but WFUV isn't carrying it and I was unable to locate a streaming on the A-10 or Fordham sites. I'll keep trying.
26  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB WNIT on: March 19, 2017, 01:43:27 pm
Is the game being broadcast or streamed?
27  The Fordham Forums / News / Re: Dr. Norb Sander RIP on: March 18, 2017, 11:56:34 am
Norb was a good doctor and a good guy. I started running races at age 40 and wracked up one knee seven years later while
training for the NYC Marathon. I ended up having a total of three operations in both knees and Dr. Norb was a big help in my recuperation.
While I had to stop running 10ks and half-marathons, I continue to race Sunfish and play tennis and paddle tennis throughout the year, and I credit much of my recovery to Dr. Norb. May he RIP.
28  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB WNIT on: March 18, 2017, 12:11:53 am
In 1994, the NCAA Women's Tournament expanded to 64 teams for the first time. Our Rams had a record of 21-8, 11-3 in the Patriot League, and were seeded #16 against the #1 seed Penn State with a record of 25-1, 16-2 in the Big Ten. I believe that Penn State was ranked #2 or #4 in the country.

Earlier in the season, my wife and I were awaiting a flight at Newark Airport, when about a dozen, very tall young ladies walked by in Maroon warm-ups. They were the Fordham Rams Women's Basketball team. We introduced ourselves and chatted with them for a while and they were a very articulate and poised group of young ladies. Neither of us had ever seen the Lady Rams, which is what they were known at the time, play. They were flying to an away game. We wished them well as we departed for our respective flights.

At the end of the regular season, when Fordham qualified for the NCAA Tournament and drew Penn State in the first game, we decided to drive to Happy Valley to see them play at 6:00 PM at night. I forgot what a long drive it was and after a stop for lunch and shopping at a mall along the way, we made it to our seats 15 minutes after Tip-off when the score was 16 - 0 Penn State, and the thousands of Nittany Lions overwhelmed the presence of about a dozen Fordham fans, who made the trip.

The final score was 91 - 41, a 50-point trouncing. The highlight of the evening was meeting Coach Joe Paterno, a Brooklyn Prep graduate,
who graciously went out of his way to stop and chat with our small group of fans during halftime.

Since then, I've probably seen about two dozen or so Fordham Women's games and our team is totally different in every way, all for the better, than it was 23 years ago. I have no idea how good Penn State is, but I'm confident that Coach will have the team well prepared to compete this Sunday and perform to the best of their ability. Having seen four or five games this season, I'm convinced that from the standpoint of giving their best, our gals will unquestionably win that battle, and perhaps the game.

29  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: WBB WNIT on: March 17, 2017, 08:58:57 pm
Well done, Ladies!

Congrats to the team and the coaching staff!
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY on: March 17, 2017, 08:26:24 pm
Amen, John.
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