Herr Named AACC Interim Coordinator of Athletics
August 28, 2013
Anne Arundel Community College News
News Release – Aug. 19, 2013
Anne Arundel Community College has named Duane P. Herr, a former scholar-athlete on both AACC’s and Towson’s baseball teams, as its interim coordinator of Athletics.
Herr, a Severn resident, comes to the position after being a health, physical education and athletics assistant since November 2010. In that role, he assisted in the review of student-athlete eligibility, oversaw athletic game day operations and has been assisting in the updating and development of health and physical education curriculum, including a new “Foundations of Health, Exercise and Sport” to be offered this fall.
While at AACC as a student, he earned a 3.38 GPA and the John Laycock Award. He transferred to Towson University where he played baseball as a two-year scholarship athlete and received a one-year academic scholarship. Herr earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management with a minor in business management. He interned in the AACC Athletics office during his last term at Towson and was hired as a temporary employee right after graduating cum laude in 2010, becoming the assistant coordinator in November 2010. He also teaches “Components of Personal Fitness and Wellness” (HEA 114), serves on the Health/Fitness and Exercise Studies Advisory Board and was part of the college’s Middle States Work Team preparing for next year’s re-accreditation procedures.
Herr replaces Bruce Springer, who retired in May after 45 years during which he wore many hats, including an associate professor of health, fitness and exercise studies, a coach and the athletic coordinator.
In addition, AACC has announced two new coaches: Adriane Blake McDivitt of Glen Burnie as the AACC head volleyball coach and Robert J. McKinley of Crownsville, as assistant baseball coach.
McDivitt, a business operations associate at TEK Systems in Hanover, has a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Geneva College where she was a three-time NCCAA All-American Division III in women’s volleyball and a one-time NCCAA All-American Division III in women’s softball. She captained both teams and was named the Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and to the President’s Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll in spring 2011. She has coached middle school and high school students in the McDivitt Volleyball Skills Camp in 2011 and with the Upwards Basketball program 2004-2007 and 2011-2012.
McKinley has been an associate scout with the Milwaukee Brewers since 2012 and also served in that position for the Brewers from 2006-2010. From 2010-2012, he was director of baseball operations and a volunteer assistant coach for the U.S. Naval Academy. McKinley also had been an associate scout for the Atlanta Braves from 1994-2006 and had been the Braves’ bullpen catcher during the 1995 World Series Championship. He spent two years in the minor leagues as a catcher for the Chicago White Sox club.
AACC offers an extensive program of intercollegiate athletics for both men and women, including baseball, basketball, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball and volleyball. For information about AACC’s program, call 410-777-2300 or visit the website, www.aacc.edu/athletics.
About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully accredited public two-year institution serving approximately 53,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 100 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.
Pioneers Softball Team Volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake
February 19, 2013
The Anne Arundel Community College softball team joined their new coach, Renee Ferguson for a day of community service and teambuilding on Sat. Feb. 16, 2013 when they volunteered for Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The organization utilizes volunteers to help build affordable homes in the Chesapeake Bay area, which are sold at no profit through no-interest loans to the qualified homebuyers who work alongside the volunteers.
Coach Ferguson saw this as an opportunity for her new team to get to know one another off the field saying, "Habitat for Humanity’s volunteer program is a great way for teams of all kinds to come together and see what they can accomplish by working together. The ladies and I not only gained usable skills for the future, we gained greater insight into each other’s strengths and weaknesses, and that will surely benefit us on the field this season."
Eight Pioneers were trained in framing skills then went to work helping to rough-in the basement of a home in the Orchard Ridge Community in Baltimore, Md. They learned to operate a table saw, toe-nail studs, and how to make the walls flush and level. Returning sophomore Shelby Smith, a Glen Burnie High graduate said, "It was a great team bonding experience and a productive way to help people. I would gladly do it again." Kasey McDowell, an incoming freshman from Broadneck High added, "It was a very rewarding experience. I felt like the team was truly making a difference to a family in need." The team was allowed to leave well-wishes in “stud graffiti” for the new homeowners to find at a later time.
The team’s first game is their home opener on Mar. 2 when they take on the Delaware Technical and Community College- Georgetown “Roadrunners” in a doubleheader starting at noon at the field on the Arnold Campus.
Pioneer Meghenn Jackson- Lacrosse Magazine 2013 Preseason Player of the Year
January 7, 2013
For the second consecutive year Lacrosse Magazine has featured a Pioneer women's lacrosse player as the Preseason Player of the Year!
Midfielder Meghenn Jackson led the nation in 2012 scoring 91 goals in her freshman season, and with 21 assists she was second in the nation with 112 total points (goals plus assists). She was edged out of the top-spot by teammate Mary Milligan who had 115 points with 81 goals, and 34 assists. Milligan was the 2012 Lacrosse Magazine Preseason Player of the Year.
Jackson is a two-sport NJCAA All-American earning first team honors as a freshman in lacrosse, and in her sophomore season as a transfer student in soccer.
Lacrosse Magazine ranked the Pioneer team as third to start 2013.
Anne Arundel Community College wins the prestigious Maryland JUCO Conference Dr. Jack Cistriano Sportsmanship Award
September 28, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College has won the Dr. Jack Cistriano Sportsmanship Award, presented annually by the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference to the member school whose teams have demonstrated the best sportsmanship in the academic year. The winner is chosen by vote of the conference member school's representatives. Anne Arundel won the award in 2002-03, 2005-06, 2006-07, and now again in 2011-12.
Jack Cistriano, considered a founding father of the conference, is a former coach and Director of Athletics at Chesapeake College. He served more than 30 years in intercollegiate athletics, and was the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XX Director from 1976 until 2004.
2011-12 - Anne Arundel Community College
2010-11 - Cecil College
2009-10 - Prince George's Community College
2008-09 - College of Southern Maryland
2007-08 - Prince George's Community College
2006-07 - Anne Arundel Community College
2005-06 - Anne Arundel Community College
2004-05 - Prince George's Community College
2003-04 - Allegany College of Maryland
2002-03 - Anne Arundel Community College
2001-02 - Frederick Community College
2000-01 - Prince George's Community College
AACC Names New Men's Lacrosse Coach
August 17, 2012
Anne Arundel Community College has announced hiring Dave Earl to lead the Pioneers Men’s Lacrosse Team.
“We are looking forward to the energy and enthusiasm that Dave Earl will bring to our men’s lacrosse program,” said Bruce Springer, coordinator of athletics at AACC.
Earl has been the head coach of St. Mary’s High School’s junior varsity lacrosse since 2010, compiling a 39-7 record and leading the team to a MIAA A Championship in 2010. He also was a former coach and talent evaluator for the Annapolis Hawks Lacrosse Club, 2008-2009. He played both midfield and attack positions while in college at Hofstra and Salisbury University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Matt Hogan, assistant principal at St. Mary’s High School who coached lacrosse with Earl at the school, felt this selection would be good for AACC. “Coach Earl has been an asset to the St. Mary’s lacrosse program and in the individual player and team development. He is an outstanding teacher, loves the players and works hard to continue to develop himself and those around him. He will be great for AACC.”
Earl was appreciative of the trust AACC placed in him to lead the team this year. “My family and I are thrilled to begin this new chapter in our life and become part of the AACC community. I am excited to get on the field this fall and meet our players,” he said. “We have begun the process of planning for fall ball and our off-season strength-and-conditioning program. In addition, we have started recruiting players for this year and for next.”
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