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2013 VOLLEYBALL

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Holley Vaughan Jr. • Middle Hitter

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Megan Chefalas So. • Setter

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Kalen Backe So. • Outside Hitter

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Kelsey Leddy Fr. • Outside Hitter

Kimberly Lorditch So. • Outside Hitter

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Jenny Bollet So. • Right Side

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Colleen Farley So. • Setter

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Audrey Bizak So. • Middle Hitter

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Michelle Bouchard Fr. • Libero

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Mariana Cruz Jr. • Setter

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Kathryn Herrington Fr. • Middle Hitter

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Elizabeth Levine Fr. • Defensive S.

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Bridget Kulesh Sr. • Right Side

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Mary Paige Nesfeder Fr. • Outside Hitter

TABLE OF CONTENTS

2013 VOLLEYBALL General Information

Table of Contents............................................................................................................... 1 Quick Facts......................................................................................................................2-3 Season Preview...............................................................................................................4-5 Schedule.............................................................................................................................. 6 Roster.................................................................................................................................. 7 2013 Coaches/Staff Nagy Abdelrazek, Head Coach.....................................................................................8-9 Tashi Sakota, Assistant Coach....................................................................................... 10 Michaela Carroll, Assistant Coach................................................................................ 10 Claudia Jean, Assistant Coach....................................................................................... 10 2013 Captains................................................................................................................... 11 CUA Athletics Dept. of Athletics............................................................................................................. 12 CUA Facilities.................................................................................................................. 13 History and Records 2012 Results.................................................................................................................14-17 CUA Volleyball Year-by-Year......................................................................................... 18

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QUICK FACTS

General Information Name.................................................................................... The Catholic University of America City/Zip..................................................................................................... Washington, DC 20064 Founded.....................................................................................................................................1887 Enrollment........................................................................................3,694 undergrad/3,144 grad Nickname......................................................................................................................... Cardinals Colors........................................................................................................Cardinal Red and Black Facility............................................................................... Raymond A. DuFour Athletic Center Capacity....................................................................................................................................2,000 Affiliation..........................................................................................................NCAA Division III Conference...................................................................................................................... Landmark President.................................................................................................................John H. Garvey Director of Athletics............................................................................................... Dr. Mike Allen Athletics Dept. Phone............................................................................................... 202.319.5286 Athletics Dept. Fax.................................................................................................... 202.319.6199 Athletics Website......................................................................................www.cuacardinals.com Sports Information Assistant A.D. for Communications...................................................................Ariel V. Germain Office Phone..................................................................................................................202.319.5610 Fax .................................................................................................................................202.319.6199 E-mail.................................................................................................................. germaina@cua.edu Communications Assistant........................................................................................................TBA E-mail............................................................................................................................................TBA Mailing Address.............................................................................. CUA Department of Athletics ...............................................................................................................Attn.: Ariel V. Germain ................................................................................................................ 620 Michigan Ave. NE ...............................................................................................................Washington, DC 20064 Coaching Staff Head Coach......................................................................................................... Nagy Abdelrazek Alma Mater/Year....................................................................... Univ. of Alexandria (Egypt)/’84 Record at CUA (Years)...............................................................................................439-299 (21) Assistant Coach.......................................................................................................... Tashi Sakota Alma Mater.........................................................................................Brigham Young University

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Assistant Coach...................................................................................................Michaela Carroll Alma Mater.................................................................................Catholic University of America Assistant Coach.......................................................................................................... Claudia Jean Alma Mater.................................................................................Catholic University of America Assistant A.D. for Sports Med.............................................................................. Lauren Haynie Office Phone............................................................................................................... 202.319.6049 Volleyball Office Office Phone............................................................................................................... 202.319.4747 Office Fax.................................................................................................................... 202.319.6199 Best Time to Contact..................................................................................................Contact SID 2013 Team Information Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................................................................................ 10/3 Starters Returning/Lost..............................................................................................................3/3 Newcomers...................................................................................................................................... 5 Statistical Leaders Kills ............................................................................................................................. Total Attacks B. Kulesh (280)....................................................................................................... B. Kulesh (764) A. Bizak (144).......................................................................................................... A. Bizak (426) K. Backe (47)............................................................................................................K. Backe (168) Assists .......................................................................................................................... Service Aces M. Cruz (878)............................................................................................................ M. Cruz (38) .............................................................................................................................. A. Bizak (21) ............................................................................................................................ B. Kulesh (14) Digs ........................................................................................................................................Blocks M. Cruz (257)............................................................................................................ A. Bizak (92) B. Kulesh (201)......................................................................................................... B. Kulesh (69) M. Chefalas (101)...................................................................................................... M. Cruz (20) A. Bizak (82)

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2013 VOLLEYBALL 2013 Season Preview The Catholic University of America women’s volleyball team returns to the court following a record setting 2012 season, where the Cardinals went 27-10 for their best finish since 2002 under the direction of Nagy Abdelrazek, who enters his 21st season at CUA. Abdelrazk’s squad of four seniors, two juniors, six sophomores and five freshmen will spend the majority of the 2013 season on the road, as the women’s volleyball programs is set to compete in 33 matches, which includes seven tournaments and seven single-match contests.

2013 SEASON PREVIEW Rowan, Franklin and Marshall, Ursinus, Catholic and Neumann. The fourth single-game contest takes place on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. The second Landmark Weekend will be held at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy on Oct. 19-20 with CUA taking on Susquehanna, Merchant Marine and Moravian in Kings Point, N.Y.

CUA opens the season in Haverford, Pa., at the Haverford Invitational on Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The Cardinals will take on Eastern, Haverford, Neaumann, and Widener.

The final three single-match events are against Gallaudet at the DuFour Center (Wednesday, Oct. 23), Bridgewater (Va.) in Bridgewater, Va. (Saturday, Oct. 26) and Hood in the DuFour Center (Thursday, Oct. 31). Prior to opening serving of the Hood versus Catholic match, Abdelrazek will honor the four members of the senior class.

For the first home competition of the year, the Cards will hosts the Guetle Volleyball Invitational at the DuFour Athletic Center. CUA welcomes Marymount (Va.), Misericorida, Eastern Mennonite and Swarthmore for two days of volleyball action on Sept. 7-8.

The Cards conclude the regular season in New Jersey, N.J., at the NJCU Tournament on Nov. 1-2. The tournament consists of the volleyball teams from New Jersey City, the City College of New York, St. Joseph’s (L.I.), and Farmingdale State.

The schedules continues with three single-match contests, beginning at Shenandoah on Saturday, Sept. 14, followed by Rutgers-Camden on Saturday, Sept. 21 and concluded with a Tuesday, Sept. 24 matchup at Lancaster Bible.

The first round of the 2013 Landmark Conference Volleyball Championships takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

The mighty red and black return to the District of Columbia for the 7th Annual Worthington Classic on the campus of Gallaudet. In two days of competition, CUA will face Mary Washington, Messiah and Whitter. Catholic ventures to Pennsylvania for the Landmark Conference action during the first Landmark Weekend hosted by Susquehanna. The Cards will battle Landmark foes Goucher, Juniata, who defeated CUA during the 2012 Landmark Conference Championship match, and Scranton on Oct. 5-6. CUA returns to Pennsylvania for the Knights Fall Classic on the Neumann College campus. The weekend event welcomes Penn Saint Behrend,

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2013 SEASON PREVIEW

  Outside  Hitters:   No.   Name   2   Kelsey  Leddy   3   Kimberly  Lorditch   13   Kalen  Backe   16  

Mary  Paige  Nesfeder  

  Middle  Hitters:   No.   Name   1   Holly  Vaughan   17   Audrey  Bizak   18  

Kathryn  Herrington  

  Right  Side:   No.   Name   10   Jenny  Bollet   12  

Bridget  Kulesh  

  Setters:   No.   Name   6   Megan  Chefalas   14   Colleen  Farley   15   Mariana  Cruz     Defensive  Specialist/Libero:   No.   Name   5   Elizabeth  Levine   11   Michelle  Bouchard      

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2013 VOLLEYBALL Roster  Breakdown  

Cl.   Fr.   So.   So.   Fr.  

Cl.   Jr.   So.   Fr.  

Cl.   So.   Sr.  

2012  Statistics   n/a   n/a   29  (Sets)/  47  (Kills)/  1.62  (K/Set)/  168  (TA)/  55   (Digs)   n/a  

2012  Statistics   n/a   124  (Sets)/  144  (Kills)/  1.16  (K/Set)/  426  (TA)/   57  (BS)/  35  (BA)/  .74  (Blk/Set)   n/a  

2012  Statistics   15  (Sets)/  8  (Kills)/  .53  (K/Set)/  35  (TA)/  3   (Ast.)/  12  (Digs)   118  (Sets)/  280  (Kills)/  2.37  (K/Set)/  764  (TA)/   31  (Ast.)/  36  (BS)/  33  (BA)/  .58  (Blk/Set)/  201   (Digs)  

Cl.   So.   So.   Jr.  

2012  Statistics   65  (Sets)/  5  (Assists)/  14  (SA)/  101  (Digs)   24  (Sets)/  2  (SA)/  32  (Digs)   106  (Sets)/  878  (Assists)/  38  (SA)/  257  (Digs)/  4   (BS)/  16  (BA)  

Cl.   Fr.   Fr.  

2012  Statistics   n/a   n/a  

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SCHEDULE

2013 VOLLEYBALL Date Opponent

Location

Time

August 31 August 31 September 1 September 1

Haverford Invitational v. Eastern Haverford, Pa. at Haverford Haverford, Pa. v. Neaumann Haverford, Pa. v. Widener Haverford, Pa.

1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

September 7 September 7 September 8 September 8

Guetle Volleyball Invitational (CUA) v. Marymount (Va.) DuFour Center v. Mount Saint Vincent DuFour Center v. Eastern Mennonite DuFour Center v. Swarthmore DuFour Center

12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

September 14 September 21 September 24

at Shenandoah v. Rutgers-Camden at Lancaster Bible

September 27 September 27 September 28

7th Annual Worthington Classic (Gallaudet) v. Mary Washington Washington, D.C. v. Messiah Washington, D.C. v. Whitter Washington, D.C.

4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

October 5 October 5 October 6

Landmark Weekend #1 (Susquehanna) Goucher* Sellnsgrove, Pa. Juniata* Sellnsgrove, Pa. Scranton* Sellnsgrove, Pa.

1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

October 11 October 11 October 12 October 12

Knights Fall Classic (Neumann) v. Penn St.-Behrend Aston, Pa. v. Rowan Aston, Pa. v. Franklin and Marshall Aston, Pa. v. Ursinus Aston, Pa

6:0 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

October 15

at Washington College

October 19 October 19 October 20

Landmark Weekend #2 (USMMA) Susquehanna* Kings Point, N.Y. Merchant Marine* Kings Point, N.Y. Moravian* Kings Point, N.Y.

1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.

OCTOBER 23 October 26 OCTOBER 31

GALLAUDET at Bridgewater (Va.) HOOD

7:00 P.M. 3:30 p.m. 7:00 P.M.

November 1 November 1 November 2 November 2

Winchester, Va. Dallas, Pa. Lancaster, Pa.

Chestertown, Md.

DUFOUR CENTER Bridgewater, Va. DUFOUR CENTER

NJCU Tournament at New Jersey City Jersey City, N.J. v. City College of New York Jersey City, N.J. v. St. Joseph’s (L.I.) Jersey City, N.J. v. Farmingdale State Jersey City, N.J.

3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

Home games in CAPS and BOLD CUA tournament in Bold Italic *-indicates Landmark Conference matches Home games played in Raymond A. DuFour Center

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ROSTER

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Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 5 6 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

Name Holly Vaughan Kelsey Leddy Kimberly Lorditch Elizabeth Levine Megan Chefalas Jenny Bollet Michelle Bouchard Bridget Kulesh Kalen Backe Colleen Farley Mariana Cruz Mary Paige Nesfeder Audrey Bizak Kathryn Herrington

Pos. MH OH OH DS S RS LB RS OH S S OH MH MH

Ht. 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-6 5-3 5-10 5-5 6-2 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-10 5-10 6-1

Cl. Hometown/High School Jr. Ojai, Ca./Villanova Prep Fr. Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven So. Chalfont, Pa./Central Bucks Fr. Milford, Ct./Lauralton Hall So. Hicksville, N.Y./Holy Trinity So. Sands Point, N.Y./Kellenburg Memorial Fr. Andover, Mass./Central Catholic Sr. Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg So. King of Prussia, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy So. Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham Jr. Lexington, Md./Great Mills Fr. Bethlehem, Pa./Notre Dame So. Hanover, Mass./Notre Dame Academy Fr. Gainesville, Fla./St. Francis Catholic

Alphabetical Roster No. Name 13 Kalen Backe 17 Audrey Bizak 10 Jenny Bollet 11 Michelle Bouchard 6 Megan Chefalas 15 Mariana Cruz 14 Colleen Farley 18 Kathryn Herrington 12 Bridget Kulesh 2 Kelsey Leddy 5 Elizabeth Levine 3 Kimberly Lorditch 16 Mary Paige Nesfeder

Pos. OH MH RS LB S S S MH RS OH DS OH OH

Ht. 5-6 5-10 5-10 5-5 5-3 5-8 5-8 6-1 6-2 5-8 5-6 5-11 5-10

Cl. Hometown So. King of Prussia, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy So. Hanover, Mass./Notre Dame Academy So. Sands Point, N.Y./Kellenburg Memorial Fr. Andover, Mass./Central Catholic So. Hicksville, N.Y./Holy Trinity Jr. Lexington, Md./Great Mills So. Chester, N.J./West Morris Mendham Fr. Gainesville, Fla./St. Francis Catholic Sr. Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg Fr. Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven Fr. Milford, Ct./Lauralton Hall So. Milford, Ct./Lauralton Hall Fr. Bethlehem, Pa./Notre Dame

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Holly Vaughan

Ojai, Ca./Villanova Prep

Head Coach: Nagy Abdelrazek Assistant Coaches: Michaela Carroll, Claudia Jean and Tashi Sakota

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NAGY ABDELRAZEK

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Nagy abdelrazek head coach Honor Roll honors. Abdelrazek led the Cardinals to 20 wins in 2010, which included a 4-2 mark within the Landmark Conference as well as the Messiah College Tournament championship. 2013 will mark Nagy Abdelrazek’s 21st season as head coach of the CUA volleyball program. During his time in the nation’s capital, Abdelrazek has guided the Cardinals to back-to-back Capital Athletic Conference championships and NCAA tournament appearances in 2001 and 2002. Abdelrazek added another milestone to his resume on October 1, 2011 when he earned his 400th career victory. The 2011 season also saw CUA reach the 20win plateau for the third year in a row, as the Cardinals finished with 25 victories, which were their most since 2002. CUA’s 17-2 start to the season was its best since 2001, and the Cardinals advanced to their third straight Landmark Conference Tournament semifinal. Individually, Kelly Crimmins, Claudia Jean and Kristina Purcell were named to the All-Landmark Conference Teams, and five student-athletes received Landmark Conference Academic

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Two of Abdelrzek’s student-athletes, Jean and Purcell, received All-Conference recognition, with Jean named to the First Team after she led the conference in kills and points. In addition, three members of the team received Academic Honor Roll accolades. In 2007, Abdelrazek led CUA to a 20-15 record, going 5-1 in the Landmark Conference and earning the second seed in the conference tournament. This performance resulted in Landmark Conference Coach of the Year honors for Abdelrazek and his staff. Voted the CAC Coach of the Year in 1994, 1999, 2000 and 2001, Abdelrazek led the Cardinals to a school-best 38-3 mark in 2001. After leading the team to a 35-6 mark in 2000, Abdelrazek was named the Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. One of the most respected coaches in the game, Abdelrazek is one of just 26 coaches nationally to qualify for Level III

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NAGY ABDELRAZEK of USA Volleyball’s Coaching Accreditation Program at its Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. His knowledge and experience have paid dividends for the Cardinals. Abdelrazek came to CUA in 1993 and made an immediate impact by guiding the team to a 32-13 finish. The next season, the Cardinals went 36-17, won the CAC championship, and Abdelrazek was awarded his first CAC Coach of the Year honor.

2013 VOLLEYBALL has played in more than 35 matches at the international level. Abdelrazek currently serves as the intramural director in CUA’s Athletic Department. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Silver Spring, Md., with their daughters, Alexa and Sara.

A 1984 graduate of the University of Alexandria in Egypt, Abdelrazek earned a physical education degree. He has also passed the International Volleyball Federation Level III and USA Volleyball Coaches Association Program Level III certification exams. His FIVB certification qualifies him to coach international teams. Abdelrazek started playing at the national level in Egypt at age 16 and continued into college where he was a four-time all-star. He

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ASSISTANT COACHES

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Tashi Sakota Assistant Coach Tashi Sakota is in his sixth season as an assistant coach with the Catholic University volleyball program. He grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where he began playing volleyball as a sophomore for his high school club volleyball team and has been playing for over 18 years. After earning a B.S. in business management from the Marriot School of Management at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, Sakota received his Juris Doctor at the University of Idaho College of Law in Moscow, Idaho in 2007. While in law school in Idaho, Sakota played setter, right side and middle hitter for the University of Idaho’s men’s club volleyball team. Sakota continued his legal studies at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. and received a Master’s of Laws (LL.M.) in taxation in 2008. He is a Maryland licensed attorney and currently works in Greenbelt, Maryland as Associate General Counsel at Vecna Technologies, Inc. Sakota and his wife Holli reside in Gaithersburg, Maryland with their son Aidan and daughter Kaitlyn and Ansley.

michaela carroll Assistant Coach Former CUA standout Michaela Carroll is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Cardinals program. Carroll graduated from CUA in 2012 with a degree in psychology. During her time with the Cardinals, Carroll totaled 3,324 assists, including a career high of 1,165 in 2009, and 876 digs. She recorded more than 500 assists in each of her four seasons in the red and black, and helped lead CUA to three straight years of 20 or more wins. Carroll was named the Landmark Conference Player of the Week in October of 2010 after totaling 165 assists and 51 digs in three wins for CUA.

Claudia jean Assistant Coach Former CUA student-athlete and first year assistant coach, Claudia Jean was a three-year Landmark Conference First Team standout, and the 2012 Landmark Conference Player of the Year. Jean earned five Landmark Conference Player of the Week honors and three All-Conference (First Team) honors, while leading the Cards as a team captain. Jean graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architecture in May of 2013.

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CAPTAINS

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2013 volleyball captains

Mariana Cruz Captain

Bridget Kulesh Co-Captain

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Colleen Farley Co-Captain

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2013 VOLLEYBALL The Catholic University of America Department of Athletics Mission The Department of Athletics supports the academic mission of the University by providing programs and services to enable students to engage in physical activities as an integral part of the overall educational experience. Equal opportunities for male and female participation are provided at the intercollegiate, club and recreational levels. CUA is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), Division III, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC), Landmark Conference, and Old Dominion Conference (football). As a member of NCAA Division III, CUA adheres to the NCAA philosophy statement, places the highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and the successful completion of academic programs by student athletes, and upholds the highest standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct.

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DEPT. OF ATHLETICS The Department of Athletics seeks to provide programs and leadership to enable CUA to be a model NCAA Division III institution in academic and athletic excellence. The Department of Athletics seeks to: • Attract, recruit, develop, retain, and contribute to the successful graduation of student athletes • Develop and maintain a diverse, highquality, and equitable intercollegiate program (currently in 21 sports) • Provide a safe, supportive environment that fosters integrity, respect, and dedication to the highest standards in the performance of coaches, staff, and student athletes • Enhance and sustain opportunities and experiences for the physical growth and development of all students

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DUFOUR CENTER Raymond A. DuFour Center: The DuFour Center serves as the hub of athletic activity on campus. The red brick, 144,000-squarefoot building opened in 1985 and is used for athletic and recreational activities, including varsity sports, intramurals, dance and fitness. Located across Taylor Street from the main campus, the facility includes a 2,000-seat main arena home to CUA’s basketball and volleyball teams; six-lane, 40-yard natatorium; weight room; athletic training room; two fully equipped locker rooms with saunas; two batting cages; three racquetball/handball courts; indoor track; meeting rooms; CUA Athletics Hall of Fame room; dance studio; and offices for athletic department personnel. The building also features a multi-sport backcourt, which is used for volleyball tournaments, intramurals and varsity practices when inclement weather prevents outside sessions.

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2013 VOLLEYBALL Cardinal Stadium: Cardinal Stadium was converted from a natural grass stadium to a stateof-the-art synthetic FieldTurf surface in 2006. The complex, which seats 3,500, includes a six-lane track resurfaced at the same time, bleachers, press box and scoreboard. The stadium is home to the Cardinal football, field hockey, lacrosse and track and field teams. In the summer of 2007 the department installed a new Daktronics scoreboard to improve the fan experience. The stadium has also played host to numerous outside events including high school championships, CUA summer camps and the Special Olympics D.C. Summer Games. Dan Hanley Weight Room: The Cardinal weight room was renovated in 2004 and its machines are constantly being improved. The facility serves all varsity squads as well as the campus population. It features free weights as well as power-lifting stations. The department has a full-time strength coach to assist with and develop workouts.

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HISTORY AND RECORDS

Results

In 2012, the CUA women’s volleyball program broke the most wins since 2002 for the second year in a row tallying 27 wins. The outstanding season included a 12-match winning streak, CUA’s first Landmark Conference Volleyball Player of the Year, a Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete, the Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year, four All-Landmark Conference selections and the program’s first advance to the Landmark Conference championship match.

27-10 Overall, 5-1 Landmark September 1 1 2 2 7 7 8 8 12 14 15 15 21 22 22 29 29 20

vs. Stevenson L, 3-0 vs. DeSales W, 3-0 vs. Brockport W, 3-0 vs. Hiram L, 3-0 RANDOLPH W, 3-1 METHODIST W, 3-0 MARYMOUNT (VA) L, 3-1 MISERICORDIA W, 3-0 MCDANIEL W, 3-0 OHIO CHRISTIAN W, 3-0 LANCASTER BIBLE W, 3-0 WASHINGTON COLLEGE W, 3-0 at Christopher Newport L, 3-0 at Marymount (Va.) L, 3-1 vs. Hollins L, 3-1 vs. Scranton* W, 3-0 Susquehanna* W, 3-1 at Goucher* W, 3-0

October 5 6 6 6 7 7 11 13 13 14 20 20 21 23 25 27 27

GWYNEDD-MERCY vs. Pitt-Johnstown vs. Immaculata vs. Bryn Athyn vs. Penn State (Behrend) vs. New Jersey City at Hood vs. Merchant Marine* vs. Juniata* at Moravian* vs. Shenandoah at Roanoke at Lynchburg at Gallaudet at Mary Washington BRIDGEWATER (VA) FROSTBURG STATE

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vs. Moravian W, 3-2 (Landmark Semifinals) at Juniata L, 3-0 (Landmark Conference Championship)

Honors • Claudia Jean named Landmark Conference Player of the Year • Kelly Crimmins named Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete • Head Coach Nagy Abdelrazek and his staff named Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year • Won 27 matches (most since 2002) • Advanced to first ever Landmark Conference championship • Four All-Landmark Conference selections: Kelly Crimmins, Mariana Cruz, Claudia Jean, and Kristina Purcell

W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-1 L, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1

* Landmark Conference Contest

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HISTORY AND RECORDS Landmark Conference Player of the Year Claudia Jean (2012) Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete Kelly Crimmins (2012) 2012 - Landmark Conference Kelly Crimmins Mariana Cruz Claudia Jean Kristina Purcell 2011 - Landmark Conference Kelly Crimmins, First Team Claudia Jean, First Team Kristina Purcell, First Team 2010 - Landmark Conference Claudia Jean, First Team Kristina Purcell, Second Team 2009 – Landmark Conference Kristina Purcell, Second Team 2007 – Landmark Conference Anne Nassib, First Team Emily McGlynn, Second Team Coaching Staff of the Year - Catholic 2006 - CAC Ann Nassib, Second Team 2004 - CAC Whitney Dachelet, First Team Casey Tierney, Second Team

2013 VOLLEYBALL Kathleen McGlynn, First Team 2001 - CAC Liz Carden, First Team Bridget Guetle, First Team Kathleen McGlynn, Second Team Mary Ellen Ryan, Second Team 2000 - CAC Bridget Guetle, First Team Mary Ellen Ryan, First Team Liz Carden, Second Team 1999 - CAC Mary Ellen Ryan, First Team Elizabeth Carden, Second Team 1995 - CAC Kristin Bufka, Second Team 1994 - CAC Cris Waterhouse, First Team Kristin Bufka, Second Team 1993 - CAC Cris Waterhouse, First Team Patty Farinas, Second Team 1992 - CAC Cris Waterhouse, Second Team 1991 - CAC Cris Waterhouse, First Team Tricia Tillman, Second Team

2003 - CAC Kathleen McGlynn, First Team Anji Wall, Second Team 2002 - CAC Bridget Guetle, First Team Anji Wall, First Team

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HISTORY AND RECORDS the CAC as freshmen and then advanced to the tournament finals as juniors before ultimately winning the championship as seniors. After winning its first-ever CAC championship, the 37-2 Cardinals were awarded the second seed in the MidAtlantic Region of the NCAA Tournament, and with it a first-round bye. In the regional semifinals, CUA traveled to Pennsylvania to take on the Bullets of Gettysburg, the region’s third-seeded team.

The 2001 CUA volleyball team was the first women’s team in school history to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals were on the verge of entering the National Volleyball Coaches Association Top-20 poll in mid-October following a 3-0 defeat of local rival Goucher. With wins over Marymount and York, CUA advanced to the 2001 CAC Championship and in the process tied the school record for most victories with 36. By virtue of having the conference’s best record, the Cardinals served as hosts for the conference tournament, as they put their 21-match winning streak on the line. CHAMPIONS! With a 3-0 sweep of Mary Washington, CUA captured the 2001 CAC championship, and with it a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The championship was especially meaningful to the Cardinal seniors, who endured an 0-7 record within

In its first NCAA Tournament match, CUA did not disappoint, downing Gettysburg

3-1. The Cardinals trailed early in game one before rallying to win 30-22. CUA then rode an early advantage in game two to a 30-19 win and a 2-0 lead in the match. Gettysburg battled back to take game three but the Cardinals ended things with a 30-27 win in a back-and-forth game four. CUA fell in the regional final but not before securing its place in school history with 38 wins and an NCAA Tournament appearance. That legendary 2001 team returned to campus in September of 2011 to see the current Cardinal team capture the Guetle Invitational. Following the volleyball action, the 2001 team was introduced to the DuFour Center crowd and given framed photos from that memorable season. Afterwards there was a reception for team members and their families.

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HISTORY AND RECORDS

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October 1, 2011

CUA Head Coach Nagy Abdelrazek earned his 400th career victory after the Cardinals downed Merchant Marine Academy in straight sets. Abdelrazek, who has 12 20-win seasons under his belt, entered the 2011 season with 387 victories, and became the first coach at CUA since Ross Natoli (baseball) in 2008 to register 400 career wins. Abdelrazek described his emotions immediately following the match. “Right away my mind flashed back to my first-ever match at Catholic University, when we were playing in a tournament at Haverford College. I would have never thought I’d go this far 19 years later.” He continued, “When you’ve been working with something that you love for this long, you don’t even count the wins; you do it because you love doing it. The most pleasure I get from a win is seeing the looks on my players faces and seeing how much they enjoy it. That makes me happy.” After dropping a match earlier in the day, CUA rallied to defeat the Mariners in three straight sets. “We recovered quickly for the second match even though there was quite a bit of time between when we first played,” Abdelrazek explained. “The girls really stepped up and played well, and afterwards, it was exciting to spend time with them and celebrate.”

Coach Abdelrazek was honored for his 400th career win by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) in San Antonio, Texas during the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Presenting Abdelrazek with a commemorative plaque is Kathey DeBoer, the AVCA Executive Director.

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HISTORY AND RECORDS CUA Volleyball Year-by-Year (under Nagy Abdelzarek)

YEAR WON LOST 2012 27 10 2011 25 9 2010 20 14 2009 24 14 2008 8 27 2007 20 15 2006 17 19 2005 13 21 2004 21 16 2003 23 11 2002 33 8 2001 38 3 2000 35 6 1999 24 16 1998 13 22 1997 5 21 1996 11 24 1995 14 23 1994 36 17 1993 32 13

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NOTABLE Most match wins since 2002; Advanced to first Landmark Conference championship in school history; Claudia Jean was CUA’s first Landmark Conference Player of the Year; Abdelzarek and his staff were named Coaching Staff of the Year Best start since 2001 (17-2); most wins since 2002 Landmark Conference semifinalists Landmark Conference semifinalists Michaela Carroll led conference in aces 5-1 Landmark Conference record Carey Ann Nassib named All-CAC Went 4-1 in home matches Eighth 20-win season Seventh 20-win season CAC champions; NCAA Tournament appearance First women’s team in CUA history to earn NCAA Tournament bid CAC runner-up; Abdelrazek named Mid-Atlantic COY CAC runner-up Abdelrazek earns 100th career win Defeated DII U. of Dist. Columbia Kristin Bufka - First Team All-CAC Kristin Bufka named All-Conference CAC champions; Cris Waterhouse led the nation in digs per game (6.18) and was selected as the NCAA Woman of the Year for all colleges in Washington, D.C. (Divisions I, II and III) Two All-Conference selections

Kristina Purcell

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Date Opponent

Location

Time

August 31 August 31 September 1 September 1

Haverford Invitational v. Eastern Haverford, Pa. at Haverford Haverford, Pa. v. Neaumann Haverford, Pa. v. Widener Haverford, Pa.

1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

September 7 September 7 September 8 September 8

Guetle Volleyball Invitational (CUA) v. Marymount (Va.) DuFour Center v. Mount Saint Vincent DuFour Center v. Eastern Mennonite DuFour Center v. Swarthmore DuFour Center

12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

September 14 September 21 September 24

at Shenandoah v. Rutgers-Camden at Lancaster Bible

September 27 September 27 September 28

7th Annual Worthington Classic (Gallaudet) v. Mary Washington Washington, D.C. v. Messiah Washington, D.C. v. Whitter Washington, D.C.

4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m.

October 5 October 5 October 6

Landmark Weekend #1 (Susquehanna) Goucher* Sellnsgrove, Pa. Juniata* Sellnsgrove, Pa. Scranton* Sellnsgrove, Pa.

1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

October 11 October 11 October 12 October 12

Knights Fall Classic (Neumann) v. Penn St.-Behrend Aston, Pa. v. Rowan Aston, Pa. v. Franklin and Marshall Aston, Pa. v. Ursinus Aston, Pa

6:0 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.

October 15

at Washington College

October 19 October 19 October 20

Landmark Weekend #2 (USMMA) Susquehanna* Kings Point, N.Y. Merchant Marine* Kings Point, N.Y. Moravian* Kings Point, N.Y.

1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m.

OCTOBER 23 October 26 OCTOBER 31

GALLAUDET at Bridgewater (Va.) HOOD

7:00 P.M. 3:30 p.m. 7:00 P.M.

November 1 November 1 November 2 November 2

Winchester, Va. Dallas, Pa. Lancaster, Pa.

Chestertown, Md.

DUFOUR CENTER Bridgewater, Va. DUFOUR CENTER

NJCU Tournament at New Jersey City Jersey City, N.J. v. City College of New York Jersey City, N.J. v. St. Joseph’s (L.I.) Jersey City, N.J. v. Farmingdale State Jersey City, N.J. Home games in CAPS and BOLD CUA tournament in Bold Italic *-indicates Landmark Conference matches Home games played in Raymond A. DuFour Center

3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.


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