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New sports teams prepare for fall launch

Monday, April 15, 2013 2:00:00 PM

As Stritch welcomes eight new sports teams beginning in the 2013-14 school year, preparations are already well underway to develop the teams and support the athletes.

Meet the four head coaches who will lead approximately 110 new student athletes.

Men’s and Women’s Bowling: Angela Pasterczyk, ‘11

Angela Pasterczyk will coach the men’s and women’s bowling teams in the sport’s inaugural season at Stritch.

Pasterczyk

During her time on the University of Wisconsin- Whitewater’s bowling team from
2002 -06, Pasterczyk received NCAA Division II and III First Team All-American status and placed third at the ACUI National Individual Championships.

According to Athletic Director Pat Clemens, Pasterczyk “brings a great level of experience and the drive to succeed” to the new program.

She is also no stranger to Stritch, having received a master’s in sport management from the University in 2011.

Most recently, Pasterczyk worked with Franklin Public Schools as an educational assistant. In this role, she provided instructional support in the classroom and assisted teachers in accomplishing daily goals for each class.

Her career average is 185.27 with a total of 92 games bowled. She holds multiple levels of certification as a United States Bowling Coach and is an active member of the United States Bowling Congress.


Men’s and Women’s Golf: Tim Eckberg

Tim Eckberg has signed on to coach Stritch’s new men’s and women’s golf teams.

Eckberg

The former Western Carolina University team captain received several accolades during his collegiate career, including all conference team recognition and a top 20 finish in the NJCAA National Championship.

Eckberg has spent the last six years playing professional golf on several mini-tours throughout the southeast, during which he acquired five victories.

The head coach is excited for the opportunity to introduce a new sport to Stritch’s culture.

“My focus and goal is to quickly develop the golf team to have the same tradition and success as the other sports here at the University,” said Eckberg.

Clemens believes that the combination of Eckberg’s professional experience and motivating personality will prove invaluable to the construction of the golf program.

Men’s and Women’s Tennis: Mark Goldin

Coaching at Stritch will feel much like coming home for Mark Goldin.

Goldin

As a high school athlete, Goldin played just across the street from Stritch at Nicolet High School, where he led the Knights to a state team championship. He continued to earn recognition as a player during his four years at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, where he was named All-Horizon League for three seasons.

After coaching at UW-Green Bay and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Goldin is ready to become part of the Wolves.

“This is a great community to be involved with, and I’m excited about the future of the program,” said the new head coach.

Clemens believes that Goldin’s Milwaukee roots will assist with recruiting.

“Mark has been around the Milwaukee area for a long time,” said Clemens. “He has the added advantage of knowing the landscape for recruits.”

Two of Goldin’s early recruits show great potential, breaking records at UWM in their first year of play.

 

Men’s and Women’s Track and Field: Greg Daggett

Greg Daggett, who has served three years as the head coach for men’s and women’s cross country, will serve in the same role for the men’s and women’s track and field programs.

Daggett

“Greg has already brought a wealth of experience to our cross country programs and will continue to do so as head of our upcoming track and field programs,” said Clemens.

The feeling is mutual.

“I’m excited to be here at Stritch and to be a part of its continued growth,” Daggett said. “This is a great opportunity, and I’m definitely looking forward to the challenge of finding student-athletes that are looking to compete at a high level and get a high level of coaching in return.”

Daggett is certified by the USA Track and Field Association in distance and endurance. He is also a certified personal trainer and an avid runner, himself.

For more information on the new coaches and to stay up-to-date on Stritch sports, visit www.stritchwolves.com .