Bursting the Bubble: Athletes’ Post-Colgate Plans

Michael LeClair and Gillian Scherz

During every televised collegiate sports event, the NCAA loves to remind us that there are 100,000 student-athletes in this country, most of whom will be, “going pro in something other than sports.” To find out what our senior Colgate athletes are going pro in, we asked them, “What are your post-Colgate plans?” Enjoy:

Sarah Chabal, Women’s Track & Field: “I will be attending a PhD program in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University to study

bilingual cognition.”

Marcus Colon, Running Back, Football: “Will be working in Boston for Sun Life Financial as a Group Employee

Benefits Representative.”

Marissa Dombovy-Johnson, Forward, Women’s Hockey: “I will be taking a year off before I attend Medical School. I am looking at research assistant positions that I will supplement with assistant coaching a girls’ youth hockey team.”

Austin Douglas, Defensive End, Football: “I will be an assistant football coach at Maine Maritime Academy next year.”

Jeremy Fisher, Men’s Track & Field: “On May 15, the day before graduation, I will commission as a Second Lieutenant into the United States Marine Corps.”

Suze Fortkiewicz, Cross-Country/Track & Field: “Moving to DC and working at the marketing research firm,

KRC Research.”

Katie Garman, Guard, Women’s Basketball: “I have an internship for the summer with the U.S. Geological Survey at the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA. In August, I am headed to the University of Florida for my Master’s degree, where I will be studying sea floor volcanoes.”

Ryan Gross, Offensive Tackle, Football: “Hanging out at the Jersey Shore until I find a job.”

Greg Hadley, Linebacker, Football: “I’ll be going pro in football. I signed with the Saints a month ago. Not the New Orleans Saints, the Tampere Saints in Finland. I will be joined by Zach Posey. Season starts the weekend after graduation and runs until late August. Go ‘gate!”

Vicky Hulit, Women’s Rowing: “After graduation I will be doing Teach for America in Indianapolis teaching

secondary math.”

Ryan McClelland, Attacker, Men’s Lacrosse: “Playing for the Canadian National team at the World Lacrosse Championships this summer, and hopefully playing in the pro outdoor lacrosse league, MLL, and the pro indoor league, NLL.”

David McIntyre, Forward, Men’s Hockey: “Signed with the New Jersey Devils, currently playing for the Lowell Devils, their AHL farm team. Hopefully make New Jersey in the

near future.”

Nick Parry, Golf: “I will be moving to New York City to work for Bloomberg LP doing Equities and Fixed Income Analytics.”

Sarah Pederson, Goalie, Field Hockey: “I am going to the Cellular and Molecular Medicine graduate program at Johns

Hopkins to get a PhD.”

Kyle Roemer, Forward, Men’s Basketball: “Hoop dreams.”

Beth Rotenberg, Forward, Women’s Hockey: “I have already signed a two-year contract with the Puerto Rican national ice hockey program. See you

at qualifiers!”

Tyler Spencer, Fullback, Football: “My post-Colgate plans include trying to get a job in law enforcement, hopefully on the Federal level someday.”

Manny Torres, Wide Receiver, Football: “I’m applying to US Marine Corps Officer Candidate School for this October. I am pursuing an air contract so I can earn Wings of Gold and be a pilot in the Marine Corps.”

Giovonne Vernacchia, Women’s Track & Field: “Taking the LSAT and moving back in with the ‘rents until law school next fall. Oh, and hopefully finding a job for that year…”

Michael Yassky, Men’s Tennis: “I will be a fixed income trading analyst for UBS Securities, working with traders to help provide liquidity and create markets for institutional investors.”