2011 Women’s Soccer National Champs Return

Today, they are professionals in health care, financial services, education, and technology. But they will always be the NCAA Division II women’s soccer champions.

Last month, members of the team, which clenched the title in 2011, returned to the College to celebrate their induction into the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame with coach Laurie Darling Gutheil.

The 2011 Golden Knights team is the only team national championship in Saint Rose history. The other national champion is an individual, Brandon Birchak, who won one- and three-meter diving events at the 2007 NCAA Division II Championships.

Read more about the team’s return to Saint Rose to celebrate here.

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Men’s Basketball Coach Brian Beaury Retires

Brian Beaury, head men’s basketball coach, has retired after being associated with Saint Rose as a head coach, assistant coach, and student throughout four decades. He missed both the 2014-15 and 2017-18 seasons due to medical reasons. Assistant coach Mike Perno has been named interim head coach.

A member of three Halls of Fame, Beaury compiled a 643-226 (.664) career record and became just the ninth active NCAA Division II head coach to reach the 600-win plateau two years ago. His Saint Rose teams excelled in the classroom as well. The Golden Knights earned the Northeast-10 Conference Team Academic Award for having the highest overall GPA among the conference’s 15 institutions in three of the past four years. They also garnered Team Academic Awards from the National Association of Basketball Coaches in five of the past six seasons.

Beaury garnered Coach of the Year plaudits on five separate occasions. Two years ago, he was named the NABC East District Coach of the Year and was recognized with the Athletics Leadership Award by the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges. He was among the nation’s top-10 most successful NCAA Division II active coaches in terms of victories entering this season. Additionally, his teams qualified for postseason play in 31 of his 32 seasons and won eight conference titles.

Beaury earned both his bachelor’s degree in business administration and his master’s in education from Saint Rose.

Read more about Beaury’s career here.

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5 Inducted into Athletics Hall of Fame

On Friday, October 12, we celebrated five new inductees to our Athletics Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Massry Center for the Arts as part of HOME.COMING & Family Weekend.

The honored former Golden Knights were: Josh Colafemina, baseball; Caryn Coughtry, softball; Steve Dagostino, basketball; Chris Deubel, basketball; and Kailey Egbert, soccer.

Read more about the newest Hall of Fame class here.

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A Message from President Carolyn J. Stefanco: October 2018

Some of the most meaningful messages I receive describe the transformative experiences students have at Saint Rose. That was the case with the recent email from Tracy and John Torda, who wanted to pass on news about their daughter, Ashley. After graduating from Saint Rose in May, Ashley became a head teacher in an autism classroom, a goal she has held since high school.

“They told us four years ago when we visited the campus that she would be known and called by her name, not a number; they were correct,” the Tordas wrote. “That personal touch made the difference for us. The bond she made with the education department/professors also made the difference. … In closing, our thanks for an experience like none other, including life lessons, friendships, mentoring, inclusion, volunteering, and the ultimate goal, a degree in childhood and special education. She earned the degree, but also took away so much more from her four years there!”

Helping students to make connections is an important part of what we do at Saint Rose. That brings me to a favorite event on my calendar: HOME.COMING & Family Weekend, when alumni, students, and their families gather together at a place they have called or currently call home. It also is an opportunity to celebrate Saint Rose, as we showcase our academic programs and outstanding recent graduates like Ashley; provide events for alumni to reconnect; and highlight our student groups. We cannot wait to celebrate together October 12 through 14.

Read more about HOME.COMING & Family Weekend, the latest news at the College, and our alumni accolades in our alumni newsletter stories for October 2018. As always, thank you for your support of Saint Rose.

Best wishes,

Dr. Carolyn J. Stefanco
The College of Saint Rose

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