Actives Hold Elections for Next Semester

The actives held elections for the upcoming semester this evening. Here are the results: Supreme Council – Ryan Belbey ’15, Arjun Chavern ’15, Brian Hatcher ’16, Zach Yakel ’17, and Sean Carey ’17 House Manager – Rob Orban ’16 Risk Manager – Sam Waddell ’17 Pledgemaster – Sean Sanford ’16 Rush Chairman – Pat Ducey ’17 Assistant Rush Chairman – Zach Yakel ’17 and Brian Hatcher ’16 Social Chairman – Sean Sanford ’16 Assistant Social Chairman – Ryan Belbey ’15 and Zach Yakel ’17 Scholarship Chairman – Craig Fitzgerald ’16 Philanthropy Chairman – Michael Scocozza ’16 Sports Chairman – Sam Waddell ’17 Sober D Chairman – Nathaniel Haskell ’14 IT Chairman – Daniel Bruce ’16 Steward – Daniel Bruce ’16 and Rob Orban ’16 Chef – Ryan Belbey ’15, James Jakobek ’15, Arjun Chavern ’15, and Daniel Bruce ’16 Milkman – Nicholas Davis ’17

It was decided during the semester that officers will hold calendar year terms. For reference the officers, which therefore hold office until December, are:

President – Joshua Dugas ’15 Vice President – Alec Vogel ’16 Secretary – Brian Hatcher ’16 Corresponding Secretary – Craig Fitzgerald ’16 Historian – Daniel Bruce ’16 Sergeant-at-Arms – Rob Orban ’16

The position of treasurer will be held by Zach Yakel ’17, as former treasurer Michael Scocozza  ’16 has elected to live out of the house in the fall.

The End of Rush and the Beginning of Pledging

Rush was a great success this year, and now the Pi Chapter has concluded its rush events and switched gears to the pledge process. The Fall 2013 pledge class includes 11 potential brothers, led by Pledgemaster Daniel Bruce ’16 and Assistant Pledgemaster Sean Sanford ’16. All the brothers had a great time during rush and are excited to begin welcoming in the new gentlemen as potential brothers of Zeta Psi. There will be more updates regarding pledging at a later date. In sports-related news, Brothers Nick Keefe ’13 and Sean Dempsey ’13 will be returning Zeta Psi seniors on the RPI men’s basketball team. The team will look to improve on its 17-10 overall record from last year and will have its season opener November 16 against Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Alec Vogel ’16 is continuing his pursuit of the national champion title in the 125 weight class for the school’s wrestling program.

Aside from intercollegiate sports, intramurals start up soon. Zeta Psi is signed up with an A-league soccer team and a football team, and they plan to dominate in both sports. Several brothers also play on intramural hockey teams not organized by the house.

Actives Beat Chi Phi in Interfraternity Basketball

Last night, we beat Chi Phi pretty handily in IFC Basketball. At the final buzzer, the score was 52-25. Among the top scorers for the game were Nate Fiala '14, Nate Haskell '14, and Arjun Chavern '15. NIB Dan Bruce set a career high with three points. Joining in the action was new pledge Bryant Rosato and recently-taken-off-the-disabled-list Brett Cutler '15.


Elders Defeat Actives

The Elders defeated the Actives 4-3 in a heated soccer match on Saturday afternoon in Troy, NY. The Actives peppered the overconfident and unprepared Elders early, but Elder goaltender Eric Anderson '10 made several key stops to keep it scoreless. The Actives finally broke through on the back of Edward Reis '12, who beat Eric at the left post to make it 1-0 Actives.

A controversial handball call on Mario Iacuone '13 set up Michael Bruce '08 with a free kick from about 25 yards out. The Actives set up an effective wall, but neglected to mark Matthew Zepernick '06 on the left flank. Michael deftly slid a pass onto Matt's right boot, which knotted the affair at 1-1.

Kyle Gleken's strike from 13 yards out beat Eric again to make it 2-1. However, the score was quickly tied again after Adam Cottrell '07 floated one over Active goaltender Michael Cipollone '11 from about 30 yards out.

The Elders finally took the lead on the back of Michael Bruce, who took advantage of a miscommunication in the Active defense and slotted one home from inside 5 yards. The game was again tied after Mario Iacuone potted one home after collecting the rebound from a Justin Persin '11 strike. Several good Elder chances by Devin Galvin '08 and Steve Thomas '10 were stopped by Mike Cipollone to preserve the tie.

Regulation time ended and the teams agreed to play Golden Goal. A mere three minutes into the extra period, Kyle Jurney '07 slid a pass across the goal area from the left sideline to Tim Rupp '10. Tim completed a spinning 180 heel-kick to secure the victory for the Elders. After a raucous celebration, the teams shook hands and posed for pictures. The pictures can be found here (most are up, the rest will be uploaded this evening).

Superlatives are as follows:

Most Valuable Player - Elder Tim Rupp '10 Most Valuable Rookie - Active Mario Iacuone '13 Unsung Hero - Elder Eric Anderson '10 Sportsmanship Award - Active Ed Reis '11 Most Surprising Ringer - Active Kyle Gleken '12 Biggest Fall from IFC Grace - Elder Kyle Jurney '07 Best Resemblance to a Horse when Running - Elder JP Devlin '08 Worst Dressed - Andrew Darst '11

Both teams would like to thank Tom Moberg '71 for refereeing the game and enduring the heckles of both benches and their supporters. We hope to see everyone in Troy for Alumni Weekend '12 and the much-anticipated rematch.

RPI Basketball in League Playoffs

You may or may not be aware that the RPI men's basketball team finished the regular season tied for first place in the Liberty League.  They ended the season with an 11-3 record in the Liberty League, and 17-7 overall.  Due to a dubious tiebreaker, they will not host the tournament, and instead will travel to Hobart to face off against Skidmore on Friday evening at 6 PM.  The winner of the game will play the winner of Hobart vs. Hamilton in the final, which will take place Saturday at 3 PM.

Our chapter is represented by the following guys:

  • Paul Halas '06 (assistant coach)
  • Andrew Darst '11 (co-captain)
  • Mike Hammond '11
  • Matt Pooley '12
  • Daniel Martin '13
  • Jamie Zajac '13
  • Nate Haskell '14

Please join us in wishing the basketball team the best of luck this weekend!