DeafDigest Sports – April 28, 2018

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— Gallaudet athletic director update

— new volleyball coach replaces a legend

— weather bothers Gallaudet baseball

— another tallest deaf basketball player

Deaf Sports Collections update
— last hurrah for aging deaf softball team

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Gallaudet baseball

Gallaudet baseball now set to host Cazenovia this Sunday

WASHINGTON – For the sixth time this season the Gallaudet University
baseball schedule has been impacted by the spring weather. The Bison were
originally scheduled to travel to Cazenovia, N.Y., on Sunday, April 29, to
face Cazenovia College in a North Eastern Athletic Conference
doubleheader. Cazenovia, which has grass and dirt fields, has been
impacted by rain/snow showers and has ruled their surface unplayable this

Now, the Wildcats (8-17, 2-10 NEAC) will travel to the nation’s capital on
Sunday to face the Bison (3-27-1, 0-10 NEAC) at Hoy Field, a turf surface.
The first game is slated to begin at 2 p.m. with a second to follow 30
minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

Gallaudet left D.C. today to travel to Aurora, N.Y., and will play two
conference games at Wells College (11-15, 1-9 NEAC) tomorrow (Saturday,
April 28) at 1 p.m.

Gallaudet athletic director update

Dear Campus Community:
The search committee for Director, Athletics, Fitness, and Intramurals has
chosen two finalists to return to campus for a second round of interviews
and a public presentation: Victor Mansure of Miami, Florida, and Leonard
L. Gonzales, Jr. of Pleasanton, California. Both finalists will make a
public presentation during their campus visits next week.
Victor Mansure
Wednesday, May 2
12 noon to 1 p.m.
JSAC 1011
Leonard L. Gonzales, Jr.
Friday, May 4
12 noon to 1 p.m.
JSAC 1011
Each finalist will present for up to 30 minutes about their vision for the
Athletics Department, and will take questions after their presentations.
After each presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to provide
To request accommodations for either presentation, please email
student.affairs@gallaudet.edu by Tuesday, May 1 at 12 p.m.
Victor Mansure has 18 years of international basketball experience as a
player, coach, and administrator. He has worked in Brazil, Canada, and
Puerto Rico. Most recently, he was Executive Director Assistant for FIBA
Americas – International Basketball Federation in Miami, Florida, and as
basketball coordinator for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, held in Rio de
Janeiro, Brazil in 2016. He has served as Secretary General of the Deaf
International Basketball Federation and Development Coordinator for the
Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association, and coached the
Canadian Deaf Basketball Team. Mansure was also a professional basketball
player in the National League of Brazil, playing for four different teams
in six years.
Mansure holds a bachelor’s degree in physical and health education from
McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, a Sports Administration
Fundamentals certificate from the International Olympic Committee, and a
Sports Administration certificate from Sports Management Worldwide. He is
studying for his master’s degree in business administration at the
University of the People.
Leonard M. Gonzales, Jr. has over 20 years of experience in education and
athletics. He is currently the Director of Instruction at California
School for the Deaf in Fremont, California. Earlier in his career at CSD,
he served as Administrative Principal, Physical Education and Athletics
Supervisor, Athletic Director, Student Diversity Specialist, and Physical
Education and Health Teacher. He was Athletic Director at California
School for the Deaf at Riverside, and coached football at both Fremont and
Gonzales received his bachelor’s degree in physical education at
Gallaudet University, master’s degrees in deaf education and school
administration from San Francisco State University, and an Education
Specialist degree in educational leadership from Gallaudet.
The search committee recommended the top two candidates to the Provost and
the Associate Dean of Student Center Programs and Services. They in turn
will make a final decision based on the top candidate’s presentation to
the campus community, review of comments from attendees at the
presentation, and one-on-one interviews. We expect that the newly hired
Athletic Director will begin work this summer to facilitate an orderly
transition when the current Athletic Director, Michael Weinstock, retires
in August.
We look forward to welcoming both finalists to Kendall Green next week,
and to seeing you at their public presentations.
Caroline M. Solomon, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee


Fremont sports

Hi everybody, please come to our Spring Senior Night on Wednesday May 2nd
at 3:45pm for our Varsity Softball and since the Girls Track and Field
does not have a Home Meet, we will be celebrating them on the same day! 
Also, Varsity Baseball and Boys Track and Field will be celebrating this
on Tuesday May 8!  Open the attached flyer and see you there!

Athletes of the Week – JADE DAWSON.  Our junior pitcher has had her ups
and down this season as she transitioned from playing first base to being
our main pitcher.  However she is very patient and made a huge sacrifice
for the team.  She continues to be willing to get better, thank you very

Athletes of the Week – KENASIA BROWN.  Originally she was a team manager
but the coaches noticed her commitment and athleticism and suggested her
to participate.  Now she is one of our most dependable player with a
bright future.  Congratulations!
Monday April 30
Varsity Softball Away Game
@ Tennyson, 4pm
27035 Whitman Street, Hayward 94544
Tuesday May 1
Varsity Track and Field
@ BCL League Meet #3, 1:30pm
Chabot College 25555 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward 94545

Varsity Baseball HOME GAME
vs Making Waves, 4pm

Varsity Softball Away Game
@ Head Royce, 4pm
4315 Lincoln Ave, Oakland 94602
Wednesday May 2
Varsity Softball and Girls Track and Field SENIOR NIGHT
vs Redwood Christian, 4pm

Varsity Baseball Away Game
@ Making Waves, 4pm
Fernandez Park, 511 Tennent Ave, Pinole 94564


Maryland volleyball

announcement from the athletic department

Christine “Chrissy” DiMarco has been named Maryland School for the Deaf
Varsity Volleyball Head Coach. Chrissy takes over head coaching duties
after legendary coach, Vicki Kitsembel, stepped down following 21 years
with our volleyball program.

Chrissy is entering her fifth season as a coach with the MSD volleyball
program, where she has been an assistant coach for the varsity team and
the JV head coach for the last four seasons. Chrissy brings a wealth of
experience to the position having played the game for many years as a
member of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) volleyball team. She
also played on the 2008 World Championship volleyball team in 2008.

Chrissy teaches Physical Education classes with the elementary department.


Riverside basketball

Yesterday’s DeafDigest Sports ran a story on a 6’11 basketball
player from Missouri School for the Deaf who played in the

It was learned that Riverside had a 7’0 basketball player
during the early seventies.

It was Edward Dudley, member of class of 1971.

The Deaf American magazine said that while he was tall,
he was slow and missed some games due to injuries.

He was a marked man by the opponents, because of his
high shooting percentage. His team, however, had a
losing record (7-13) in that 1970-71 season.

He did not play in the AAAD, according to a source.