August 20, 2014

Mount St. Mary's Announces New Additions

Emmitsburg, Md. (August 20, 2014) -- The Mount St. Mary’s athletic department announced the additions of Hanna Thomas, Tim McIntee, Madeleine Midles, Samantha Pinchoff and Victoria Shaw, as well as the promotion of Tim Nickas for the upcoming academic year.

Thomas will serve as the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Academic Success. McIntee will work as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator for the men’s lacrosse team, while Midles (track and field), Pinchoff (tennis) and Shaw (women’s swimming) will be assistant coaches for their respective programs. Nickas has been elevated to associate head coach for the cross country and track and field teams.

Thomas, who graduated from Mount St. Mary’s in 2011, was a member of the track and field team as well as the women’s basketball team as an undergrad. In track, the native of nearby Thurmont excelled in the javelin, placing third at the Northeast Conference Championships as a sophomore and seventh as a senior. Her javelin throw of 37.51m (123’1”) from the 2011 NEC Championships ranks her seventh in program history.

Following graduation, Thomas taught in the Nampa School District in Nampa, Idaho before working as a teacher, director and curriculum specialist at the New Life Christian School in Frederick, Md. At the Mount, Thomas will assist with student-athlete development, monitor academic progress and work closely with the compliance department. 

A veteran with two decades of experience at the Division I level, McIntee comes to the Mount after serving as an assistant coach at Dartmouth during the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

Prior to his two-year stint in Hanover, N.H., McIntee spent 15 seasons as the head coach of Manhattan College, setting a program record with 93 career wins. Manhattan put together a 93-136 record from 1998-2012 under McIntee, who earned MAAC Coach of the Year honors in 2000 and 2002, and won Co-Coach of the Year in 2005.

The 2002 season proved to be a banner year in McIntee’s career as he led Manhattan to its first-ever MAAC Championship and berth in the NCAA Tournament after helping the Jaspers to a school-record 11 victories on the season.

McIntee was selected as a coach for Team Ireland at the 2002 World Games, where he served as offensive coordinator and man-up coach. 

Prior to taking the position at Manhattan, McIntee was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at St. John’s University from 1993-96.

McIntee was a three-time NCAA All-American midfielder for the lacrosse team at C.W. Post (now known as LIU Post). Upon graduation, he played for Team USA in the 1990 World Championships. His playing career continued as he starred in the professional ranks as a captain of the New York Saints of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. In seven seasons with the Saints (1990-97), McIntee recorded 97 points (46 goals, 51 assists), which ranks him among the all-time leading scorers in franchise history.

Midles, a 2013 graduate of the Mount, owns the school record in the hammer throw, breaking the mark at this year’s ECAC Championships. She finished in third place at the Northeast Conference championships in the hammer this season while also scoring in the weight throw during the indoor season. She is seventh all-time at the Mount in the indoor weight throw. 

Pinchoff was one of the most productive doubles players in school history during her career from 2010-14, tying for fourth on the Mount's career doubles wins list with 52. Splitting time between the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions, Pinchoff also won 39 singles matches, including a career-high 12 as a freshman in 2010-11.

Her most success as a player came while playing alongside Kelly Conroy. The doubles duo set a program record with 39 victories over a three-year stretch. In addition to her playing career at the Mount, Pinchoff spent her summers as a tennis pro at The Sports Club of Novi in Michigan.

As a member of the Mount’s swimming team from 2010-14, Shaw competed in a number of different events during her four-year career. The Malvern, Pa. native ranks in the top 10 in Mount history in the 1650 free, 200 breast, 200 fly and 400 individual medley.

While at the Mount, She helped the Mountaineers place fifth at the Northeast Conference Championships three times. Shaw also coaches for Fox Swim Club, which has locations in Mt. Airy, Md., Frederick, Md. and New Oxford, Pa.

Nickas has been elevated to associate head coach for cross country/track and field after serving as an assistant coach last season. A three-year captain for the Mount, Nickas was a versatile competitor who specialized in the decathlon. He was a conference champion and an All-NEC First Team selection during the team’s 2012 outdoor season in the 4x400m relay. In the same season, he was a bronze medalist in the Outdoor NEC Championship pole vault.

In 2011, Nickas placed fifth in the decathlon at the IC4A Championships, earning All-East honors, and was also third in the Penn Relays decathlon. In 2012, he was selected to compete internationally in Spain for the Athletes in Action program.