DOUBLE DUTY In addition to guiding the women’s hockey team for the 10th season, Doug Derraugh ’91 will also serve as head coach of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team for 2014-15. Derraugh, who scored 30 goals as a Cornell senior, has posted a 170-101-21 record since becoming head coach of the women’s team. He has led the Big Red to four ECAC titles and three trips to the NCAA Frozen Four.
NEW VARSITY TEAM With the addition of women’s sailing, Cornell now ranks fourth in the nation in the number of varsity sports offered. Cornell has 37 teams, trailing only Harvard, Princeton, and Brown. The sailing team will remain in the Middle Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association, where it had been competing as a club program. Brian Clancy, who coached the club team for the past four years, has been named head coach.
PROMOTION After a successful 2014 season as interim head coach of the men’s lacrosse team, Matt Kerwick has been rewarded by having “interim” removed from his title. Kerwick guided the Big Red to an 11-5 record and the Ivy League regular-season title. He came to Cornell as an assistant coach in 2013 after head coaching stints at Jacksonville, Hobart, and Alfred.
ACADEMIC HONORS A pair of Big Red runners, Devin McMahon ’14 and Emily Shearer ’14, were named first-team academic All-Americans by the College Sports Information Directors of America. McMahon was an All-Ivy honoree in cross country and had a 4.00 GPA while majoring in biological sciences. Shearer captained both the cross country and track teams as a senior, and was a two-time NCAA all-region pick in cross country. A Marshall Scholar, she had a 4.00 GPA while double majoring in biological sciences and government.
TWO MEDALISTS In July, a pair of Cornellians earned medals at the 2014 World Rowing Under 23 championships in Varese, Italy. Kate Roach ’15 won gold as a member of the U.S. women’s eight that beat England by nearly four seconds in the final. Greg Davis ’16 got bronze with the U.S. men’s eight that finished third behind New Zealand and Australia. The men’s eight was coached by Cornell associate head coach Matt Smith.
MOVING UP Former men’s basketball captain Kevin App ’07 is now the head men’s basketball coach at Williams College. App was an assistant at Williams in 2008–09 before returning to East Hill to serve as an assistant on the 2009–10 Big Red team that reached the Sweet 16. He has spent the last four seasons at the U.S. Military Academy as an assistant to former Cornell assistant coach Zach Spiker.
POSTGRADUATE WORK Cornell was well represented at the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Denver, with ten alumni on the rosters. In the end, it was the trio of Brennan Donville ’16, Jesse Gamble ’11, and Jason Noble ’13 taking home bragging rights as their Canadian team beat the U.S. 8-5 in the title game. Donville played just over five minutes in goal during the championship game in relief of the starter, but did not face a shot. Rob Pannell ’12, BS Ag ’13, was named the tournament’s outstanding attackman after leading the U.S. team in scoring with 17 goals and 15 assists in seven games.
TOP MAN The new head wrestling coach at the University of Northern Colorado is former Cornell All-American Troy Nickerson ’10. A national champion at 125 pounds in 2009, Nickerson was 97-8 during his Big Red career. He then spent two years as a coach with the Finger Lakes Wrestling Club and two more as an assistant coach at Iowa State University before taking the Northern Colorado job in June.
DRAFTEES Two incoming members of the men’s hockey team had their names called during the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. U.S. National Development Team forward Jared Fiegl ’18 was taken by the Arizona Coyotes with the 11th pick of the seventh round, 191st overall. The St. Louis Blues made Dwyer Tschantz ’18 the 202nd overall pick when they selected him later in the seventh round.