2014-15 OFFICERS & STAFF

PRESIDENT - NICHOLAS MATEJOVSKY
Entering his first season as Team President, Nick has a great deal of responsibilities on his plate. Nick is in charge of overseeing all of the team's administrative activities and must coordinate with his fellow officers, staff members, and coaches to make sure the team is successful both on and off the ice. Nick is also responsible for compiling the team's game and practice schedule, securing coaching and insurance for the team, and ensuring that the team is always in compliance with ACHA and USA Hockey regulations.

Nick is #89 on the ice.

TREASURER - SCHUYLER KRAWCZUK
Schuyler is entering his second season in the challenging role of Treasurer and is responsible for managing one of the team's most important assets: its money! Among Schuyler's duties include scheduling travel arrangements for the team, keeping detailed records of all revenues and expenses, and ensuring the team adheres to a strict budget. He also handles all financial communications as they relate to the IRS and state and local governments.

Schuyler is #54 on the ice.

COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - MICHAEL STIVERS
Michael is entering his first season as Communications Officer and acts as the face and the voice of the Spartans. Through his efforts, the U.S.S. Spartan is able to keep and expand its reputation of being the Loudest Barn in the West! Michael is responsible for promoting the SJSU Spartan Hockey Program in the local community through various types of media and coordinating all team fundraising and community service involvement.

Michael is #52 on the ice.

SAFETY OFFICER - KEANU DEGUCHI
Keanu is entering his first season as the team's Safety Officer. Keanu is required to be CPR and First Aid certified and knowledgeable when an accident or injury occurs. He is also responsible for making sure the team's Athletic Trainer has all the supplies he needs to deal with any injuries that might occur. Finally, he is in charge of handling all waivers and health/medical information for the team, and as team trip leader he is responsible for making sure the team abides by all Club Sports rules and regulations while traveling.

Keanu is #48 on the ice.

GENERAL MANAGER - ANDREA CIMINO
Andrea is entering her first full season as the team's General Manager. She is responsible for working with the officers, coaches, volunteers, and other staff members to ensure that the club is organized and its administrative needs are fulfilled. She also assists the team with its travel arrangements, helps secure and maintain a positive relationship with the team's sponsors, and ensures that all players are eligible and matriculating towards graduation.

Andrea is the mother of former Spartan Sam Cimino, who completed a stellar 5-year career this past season.

GRAPHIC DESIGN ARTIST - ERIK KUHRE
Erik is an integral part of the Spartan staff who makes sure the team presents itself in a proper and professional manner. Erik's best work can be seen at every game as he is the genius behind the team's uniform re-design in 2007 and their special 20th anniversary jerseys in 2010. In addition to keeping the team's look fresh and current, Erik is responsible for creating the team's print and online advertisements, designing artwork for team merchandise and equipment and working with the team's officers to conceptualize the team's annual media guide.

Erik's affiliation with the SJSU Hockey team dates back to 1997-98 when, as he describes, "attempted (keyword attempted) to tryout for the SJSU hockey club, but failed miserably." Erik went on to attend Diablo Valley College and in 2003 received a certificate in Multimedia & Graphic Design. During the NHL lockout season of 2004-05, Erik rediscovered SJSU hockey thanks to "Ghost Spartan" co-designer Amber Sheldon and has been hooked ever since.

Self-proclaimed "Ambassador to Hockey in the Bay Area" Erik currently works as a produce clerk at Safeway.