Seven graduate assistants were recently hired by the St. Lawrence University athletic department for a variety of the Saints' programs, including two recent alumni, Amanda Brewer '12 and Jacob Fredericks '13.
Brewer returns to her alma mater and to join the Saints rowing team's coaching staff for the fall of 2013. A Saranac Lake, NY native, Brewer earned her Bachelor's degree from St. Lawrence in May of 2012, majoring in biology and English. Brewer rowed for the Saints for four years during her collegiate tenure and was the recipient of both the Frank A. Augsbury North Country Scholarship and the Colburn Scholarship.
Fredericks, who captained the Saints' men's track and field team last season, returns to his alma mater as a graduate assistant for sprints and hurdles. The Ogdensburg, NY native graduated magna cum laude with a degree in government and philosophy. Fredericks owns the University record in both the 60m and 110m hurdle races and earned a bid to the NCAA Championships as a senior. The president of Phi Sigma Tau, the philosophy honorary, Jacob earned a fellowship in the summer of 2012. He was also the recipient of the Augsbury North Country Scholarship and the Community Service Scholarship.
Meanwhile, Faith Broderick will serve as the assistant coach to men's and women's tennis after completing a successful four-year career at Brandeis University. An International and global studies major, she captained the women's tennis team for two seasons and earned Second Team All-America honors for doubles in 2013. During her captaincy, the Judges achieved the program's first NCAA ranking. Faith was active in the local community while in college, serving in Big Brother Big Sister program and "Acing Autism," a tennis clinic designed for autistic children.
Taylor Silvestro joins the St. Lawrence University field hockey coaching staff for the fall of 2013. Silvestro was a stand-out student-athlete at the University of Vermont, where she majored in elementary education and earned her degree in the spring of 2013. Silvestro was a decorated player for the Catamounts, as she was America East All-Second Team as a senior and was a two-year captain. She was a two-time NFHCA Division I National Academic team member and earned the "Sterling Award" in 2012 for overcoming obstacles and creating success. Taylor was also an active member in the community at UVM, volunteering for Special Olympics and at the Kid's Apart Program.
Scott Moser, a dual-sport student-athlete at Canisius College, was named the assistant coach for the Saints golf teams. Moser, who graduated with a degree in business management and marketing in 2012, played for the Griffs' golf and ice hockey teams. Moser began working towards a Master's degree in sports administration at Canisius, working as the marketing and promotions graduate assistant. This position came after an outstanding career on the links and ice, where he was an eight-time All-Academic team member and captained the hockey squad. Scott is an active volunteer in the Buffalo community, including spending time with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Meals on Wheels.
Ashley Coyle, a three-time AVCA All-America, was named the assistant coach for the Saints' volleyball squad. Coyle earned her Bachelor's degree in criminology from SUNY Cortland in 2013 after a stellar career on the volleyball court for the Red Dragons. Coyle, who captained the team in 2012, was one of the premier outside hitters in the nation, leading her team to three SUNYAC titles and NCAA Regional Championship appearances. The Red Dragons reached the Elite 8 in 2011 thanks to Coyle, who was named the East Region's Player of the Year.
Finally, Chase Thomson joined the St. Lawrence track and field coaching staff as an assistant throws coach. Thomson earned a degree in sport management from Misericordia University in May of 2012. Following his graduation, Chase volunteered at St. Lawrence as a throws coach while working as the assistant sports information director at SUNY Potsdam. He captained the Misericordia track and field team as a senior and was the recipient of the "Coach's Award," given to someone for their leadership, dedication and conduct.