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Section 2 • SEASON OUTLOOK Season Preview........................................................................................... 17 Roster Breakdown...................................................................................... 18 2015 Roster................................................................................................. 18

Section 4 • COACHING STAFF Brie Brenner................................................................................................ 25 Catherine Guido......................................................................................... 25

Section 6 • ALL-TIME HISTORY AND RECORDS Individual Single-Season Records............................................................28 Individual Career Records........................................................................28 Team Single-Season Records....................................................................28

2015 VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION COACHING STAFF Head Coach.............................................................................. Brie Brenner Alma Mater (Year).........................................Univ. of Washington (2006) Record at Defiance (Years)........................................................... 59-31 (3) Overall Career Record..........................................................................Same Office Phone........................................................................ (419) 783-2326 Office Fax............................................................................. (419) 783-2369 Email......................................................................bbrenner@defiance.edu Graduate Assistant Coach.............................................. Catherine Guido Office Phone........................................................................ (419) 783-2863 Email..........................................................................cguido@defiance.edu

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Section 5 • 2014 REVIEW Results/Statistics........................................................................................ 26 DC Volleyball Camps................................................................................ 27

Director........................................................................................ Jeff Hoedt Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Office Fax..............................................................................(419) 783-2369 Email........................................................................... jhoedt@defiance.edu Assistant.................................................................................. Kaitlyn Lentz Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email............................................................................klentz@defiance.edu Assistant................................................................................Megan Higdon Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2369 Email...................................................................... mhigdon@defiance.edu

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Section 3 • MEET THE JACKETS Jackson, Dennis, Windau.......................................................................... 20 Shank, Neargarder..................................................................................... 21 Kain, Mahaffey........................................................................................... 22 Plummer, Robbins, Patridge..................................................................... 23 Unger, Meyers, Overmann....................................................................... 24

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Section 1 • ATHLETICS INFORMATION DC Volleyball Quick Facts.........................................................................1 Letter from the President...........................................................................2 Athletic Administration...............................................................................3 Athletic Training...........................................................................................4 This Is Defiance College.............................................................................5 Student Life At Defiance............................................................................6 Karl H. Weaner Community Center.........................................................7 Athletic Facilities..........................................................................................8 In the Community........................................................................................9 Defiance Marching Band..........................................................................10 Purple and Gold Club...............................................................................11 Alumni Varsity “D”...................................................................................12 Alumni Varsity “D” Hall of Fame..........................................................13 Head Coaches.............................................................................................14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.............................................15

Athletic Department Phone.................................................419-783-2342 Athletic Department Fax......................................................419-783-2369 Athletics Website....................................................DefianceAthletics.com Athletics Facebook Page.............................................. Defiance-Athletics Athletics Twitter Page............................................................DC_Athletics Athletics YouTube Page................................................ DefianceAthletics

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VOLLEYBALL HISTORY First Year................................................................................................ 1972 All-Time Record....................................................................530-692 (.434) All-Time HCAC Record:.........................................................74-45 (.622)

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ABOUT DEFIANCE COLLEGE

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Address...................................................................... 701 N. Clinton Street .................................................................................... Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded.................................................................................................. 1850 Enrollment............................................................................................ 1,100 Nickname / Mascot..............................................................Yellow Jackets School Colors................................................................... Purple and Gold Arena.................................................Karl H. Weaner Community Center Affiliation..................................................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................................Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Interim President................................................................Edward R. Buhl Director of Athletics.............................................................. Rudy Yovich

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT....... Dear Fellow DC Fan: We at Defiance College are extremely proud of our wonderful athletic program and of the many other activities taking place at DC. The students whom you are watching today are an important part of our larger DC family, and they are among the approximately 1000 DC students who benefit from the dedication and assistance provided by our wonderful faculty, alumni, staff, administrators, and friends.

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Students at DC receive a wide range of distinctive experiences as we strive to offer our students the best of all worlds. At DC, students get the individualized benefits of a student-centered small college, but they also get a world of opportunities beyond. What does this mean? It means that our students start working with us before they even start their classes to put together distinctive Personal Success Plans, so that we can work with them to tailor their DC education and experiences to their own individual interests and goals. Throughout their four years at Defianc, our students benefit from a broad range of activities and experiences that are structured both to help them achieve their individual dreams and also to enable them to stand out in the job market and when applying to graduate schools. As part of that approach, we work with our students to help them develop their own Defiance College Resume.

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DC students also participate in a broad array of curricular and extra-curricular activities that give students distinctive hands-on experiences in their relevant fields. Just to name a few examples, we are proud of the work that our Criminal Justice students do in investigating cold cases for Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit; our Education students get hands-on experience working in classrooms as early as their freshman year; Science students run and manage a 200+ acre wildlife preserve; through our Business Advantage Program, business, marketing, finance, sales, accounting and other students get hands-on experiences creating and running actual businesses. I could go on and on in terms of the different opportunities our Communications, Sport Management, Pre-Med, Social Work, Graphic Design, and students in many other areas.

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We are all partucularly proud of the great work that our students have done running Project 701, a unique student-run, separately-legally-incorporated non-profit, in which DC students create, develop, run and manage service projects. From working with the two hospitals in town to run a free primary-care clinic to micro-finance lending; from providing computer repair services to packing backpacks full of food for needy elementary school students to take home on weekends, our DC students are gaining the tools to become entrepreneurial life-long learners, while also helping to address important local, regional, national, and international issues. In fact, Defiance College was recently named one of the top 20 schools in the country in terms of community service and engagement. DC students also get unique opportunities to travel both domestically and internationally. Under our DC Global Program, we actually guarantee an international opportunity in the junior and senior year to students in good standing who successfully complete our full four-year program. Over the past two years, DC students have traveled to Cambodia, Belize, Tanzania, Ghana, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, London, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Slovakia, and more. Similarly, on a domestic level, DC students have traveled to New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland (OR), Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Denver, Selma, Memphis, Chicago, Nashville, Florida, South Carolina, New Mexico and elsewhere. We are very proud of the opportunities we give our students to open their eyes, raise their sights, open their minds, and , in many cases, open thier hearts as well.

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I hope you notice some of the recent improvements to our athletic facilities. Our George M. Smart Athletic Center (“the George”) began operation in February 2012, and we are thrilled with the opportunities our students have to use this 84,000 square foot facility, with its 200-meter indoor track, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, batting cages, fitness center, weight room, and much more. The new turf on our football/lacrosse field was installed in December 2012, and we also recently renovated our outdoor E. Stevens Dix Tennis Courts. The new bleachers and improved flooring in our Weaner Center has also enhanced the experience for our fans, and more improvements are underway across campus this year as well.

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I want to thank our entire team, including players, coaches, trainers, and staff for the great work they do every day and the numerous ways in which they go above and beyond on a regular basis. I also want to thank our alumni, the parents of our athletes and the various organizations, all of whom donate generously to our athletic programs. Members of the Defiance College Board of Trustees, the Purple and Gold Club, and the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ all contribute immeasurably as well, both as individuals and through their organizations. And the incomparable fculty at DC, together with extremely dedicated administrators and staff, all combine to make DC the special place that it is. We are pleased to have you as our guest at DC today, and I hope that you will return to campus frequently for both sporting events and the numerous cultural and academic events we are proud to host. Go Jackets! Sincerely, Edward R. Buhl, Interim President

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Rudy Yovich - Director of Athletics ryovich@defiance.edu • (419) 783-2380

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Rudy Yovich was named director of athletics at Defiance College during the summer of 2014. Yovich comes to Defiance after serving as the director of athletics at Owens Community College in Toledo since 2011 and was assistant director of athletics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne from 2003 to 2011. While at Owens, Yovich led an athletic department in which student-athletes improved both academically and athletically. During the 2012-13 season, student-athletes qualified for a record four national championships with every program qualifying for a regional tournament. The school had five All-Americans, nine Academic All-Americans, and two All-American Academic Teams, first-ever in school history. The school finished that academic year ranked 23rd nationally out of 401 schools in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Director’s Cup standings, the school’s highest finish ever. “In talking with the administration and athletic department staff at Defiance, I was impressed with their passion for student-athlete service. I look forward to building upon the amazing tradition of DC Athletics, while continuing to expand our involvement within the community.” Yovich’s experience clearly demonstrates his commitment to emphasizing the “student” portion of the term student-athlete. Upon his arrival at Owens, he implemented an action plan to increase departmental grade point average (GPA). This past academic year, more than 90 percent of second-year student-athletes graduated or transferred to four-year institutions. While serving at the NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Yovich had direct administrative oversight of a portion of the department’s athletic programs as well as two student organizations. He previously held media relations and marketing positions with the United Soccer Conference, Fort Wayne; Christian Brothers University, Memphis; and Erie Otters Hockey Club in Erie, Pa. Yovich earned his bachelor’s degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in sports management from Columbia Southern University.

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Jodie Holava - Assistant Director of Athletics jholava@defiance.edu • (419) 783-2379

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Jodie Holava, head softball coach at Defiance College, became the assistant athletic director at Defiance during the summer of 2014. Holava, who will retain her coaching position, is the all-time wins leader in the history of the softball program. Holava arrived at DC in 2006. Under her mentorship, the softball program has won three conference championships and finished among the top three in final standings in NCAA regionals during four of her years as head coach. In addition, the softball team and individual student-athletes have earned dozens of All-Conference honors in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The program has also excelled academically, earning numerous scholastic honors. Holava is active across the Defiance campus. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, she is an instructor in the First Year Experience program and serves on numerous academic and student life committees. Holava earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union in athletic training with a minor in health and secondary education. She holds a master’s degree in education from Cleveland State University. Before coming to Defiance, she was assistant softball coach at Notre Dame College of Ohio. She also coached the Northcoast Spirit, a traveling softball team sanctioned by the National Softball Association. The Spirit went to the NSA World Series each year with Holava as their coach.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT STAFF

Hannah Benzing Athletics Admin. Graduate Assistant hbenzing@defiance.edu (419) 785-2867

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Craig Rutter Coordinator of Engagement crutter@defiance.edu (419) 783-2374

Terry Ranes Facilities Director tranes@defiance.edu (419) 783-2492

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ATHLETIC TRAINING

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Defiance College Sports Medicine features some of the finest facilities in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. After recent renovations were completed to the athletic facilities on the campus of Defiance College, Yellow Jacket student-athletes now have access to one of the most comprehensive departments in the region. Boasting three separate locations within the Defiance Athletics sports complex, the athletic training team makes sure the student-athletes here at Defiance College receive the best treatment possible. The DC Athletic Training main office is located on the south side of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center. The staff also works out of the athletic training rooms located within Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as well as the Duane C. Hocking Athletic Training room within the Kevin Tong new George M. Smart Athletic Center. Head Athletic Trainer Under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Tong, Associate Athletic Trainer ktong@defiance.edu Kathleen Westfall and Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrew Bacon, the Defiance Athletic Train(419) 783-2340 ing department works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes receive the highest level of care possible. Defiance College also features the Athletic Training undergraduate program that enhances the services provided to the athletic teams. The staff also features a comprehensive medical team that features four physicians in a variety of medical specialties.

Kathleen Westfall Associate Athletic Trainer kwestfall@defiance.edu (419) 783-2345

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Andrew Bacon Assistant Athletic Trainer abacon@defiance.edu (419) 783-2433

Dr. William Finerty

Dr. Kelle Schweitzer

Samantha Grove Graduate Assistant sgrove@defiance.edu (419) 783-2829

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Dr. Kirk Davis

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Sammie Basham • So. • Bellville, Ohio Jake Bickel • So. • Fort Wayne, Ind. Zach Bires • So. • Amherst, Ohio Andrew Delegrange • Sr. • Auburn, Ind. Jordan Drake • Sr. • Maumee, Ohio Adam Harner • So. • New London, Ohio Gabriel Marquez • So. • Porterville, Calif. Savannah Marquez • Sr. • Porterville, Calif. Makayla McAvoy • Sr. • Mt. Gilead, Ohio Kassie Memmer • So. • Bowling Green, Ohio Jordan Michel • Sr. • St. Mary’s, Ohio Hope Neargarder • Jr. • Union City, Ohio

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Michael Parker • So. • Indianapolis, Ind. Brittany Pease • Sr. • Marysville, Ohio Marcus Pompey • Jr. • Marcellus, Mich. Eryn Porter • So. • Defiance, Ohio Meredith Remy • So. • Mansfield, Ohio Allison Rowland • Sr. • Westerville, Ohio Diego Sanchez • So. • Kissimmee, Fla. Jillian Schneider • Jr. • Botkins, Ohio Alyson Seibert • So. • Toledo, Ohio Alexis Walker • Jr. • Fort Myers, Fla. Megan Warren • Jr. • Mason, Ohio

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THIS IS DEFIANCE COLLEGE

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Defiance College is a private, liberal arts-based college providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of nearly 1,000 students. Defiance College takes strong academic programs, adds bright minds, stirs things up a bit, and serves the world. We’re uncommonly good at it. Defiance gives students an experience that defies the ordinary where they can grow through outstanding academics in a liberal arts environment, top-notch faculty who care about their students, and remarkable learning experiences that connect the classroom to the real world. Students at Defiance have the opportunity to put an individual stamp on their education. They engage in relevant research programs that rarely happen before graduate school. They present at state and national conferences, campus symposia, and create capstone projects that represent a deeper understanding of their academic accomplishments. Our professors are known for the energy and individual attention they provide for their students. Our student/faculty ratio is a low 11/1, allowing professors to get to know their students personally in order to tailor the academic experience. They stretch thinking skills in ways that prepare students for success, often augmenting classroom theory with actual practice, bringing in valuable internships, job shadowing, learning trips, and cooperative education projects with outside experiences. An interdisciplinary focus and distinctive curriculum ensure that students develop their skills in critical thinking and problem-solving. - Students can enrich their education in any major with honors courses, participation in honors symposia, and international travel opportunities through DC’s popular Carolyn M. Small Honors Program. - Many of our programs of study give the opportunity for students to be immersed in research in their discipline. For example, Restoration Ecology majors conduct field research at the 200-acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary just two miles from campus. - Internships and field experiences within each major will help develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to solidify career goals and strengthen one’s resume.

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We know there’s simply no better way to truly understand a subject than by taking what’s learned in the classroom and applying it out in the real world. Whatever the major, a student at Defiance can take their learning from the classroom into our community, across the United States or around the world. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program that is unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Any student can apply to participate, regardless of major. For example, in a third world village in Cambodia or Belize or Tanzania, a student majoring in molecular biology major can analyze water safety, a digital forensic science student can instruct children on internet safety, an education major can teach in classrooms, and a business administration student can help a women’s organization create a business plan to open a new restaurant. The Presidential Service Leader Program, part of the McMaster School, is designed for students who have served and led their community in some way, and who want to continue that commitment at Defiance. Students can apply your academic expertise, leadership skills and service in Project 701, a one-of-a-kind, student-run nonprofit organization in which students create, develop and run their own business or project. Defiance is consistently recognized by the prestigious President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement, and we incorporate it into a DC education. Defiance College is also home of the Hench Autism Studies Program, an innovative, multi-faceted program designed to specifically address the late adolescent years and the transition of individuals with autism to adulthood. The newest addition is the ASD Affinity Program supporting college students with ASD in reaching their full potential. Varying levels of academic, social and residential support are designed to aid students in meeting their personal and professional goals. Student life is an important part of a Defiance College 3education. Activities include student government, musical and theater groups, religious organizations, intercultural organizations, honor societies, special interest groups, intramural athletics and Greek chapters including a service fraternity. As a national leader in the field of service learning and engagement, DC teaches students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. Approximately 10,000 men and women across the globe claim Defiance College as their alma mater, and they excel in all walks of life.

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STUDENT LIFE AT DEFIANCE

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Defiance College provides students with rigorous academic programming and distinctive and dynamic service learning experiences. Moreover, Defiance is recognized as a leader in using ever-changing student-centered approaches to lifelong learning. As a United Church of Christ-related college, the Defiance College community of engaged learners is dedicated to developing the whole person through instilling within our students a search for truth, sensitivity to our world and diverse cultures within it; and an ability to lead in their chosen professions in a spirit of global service. Defiance College emphasizes learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. As a small college, DC works to help students grow, providing individualized attention in the classroom, mentoring, and assistance geared to the challenges and potential of each student. DC provides this in a rural, caring and supportive setting, thereby enabling students to challenge themselves in new ways and to grow as individuals, leaders, and citizens committed to service. From a broad-based liberal arts education, innovative programs that link what goes on in the classroom with the realities of the outside world and give students distinctive hands-on experience in their relevant fields; travel opportunities; exposure to diverse cultural experiences; the use of technologies to bring the world into the classroom; and unique service and research opportunities, DC aims to give students the tools they need to become lifelong learners and to make distinctive contributions to a changing world.

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- Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Xi Delta - Ambassadors - Anime-Manga Club - Black Action Student Association - Carolyn M. Small Honors Program - Campus Activies Board - Catholics on Campus - Chamber Singers - Cheer Squad - Criminal Justice Society - DC Charter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association - DC Choral Union - DC Pride - The Defender - Defiance College

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Community Band - DC Players - Ecology Club - Habitat for Humanity - Inter-Greek Council - Intramurals - Latinos Unidos - Pep Band - Phi Alpha Theta - Phi Sigma Chi - Physical Education Club - Progeny Literary Magazine - Project 701 - Student in Free Enterprise - Social Work Organization - Student Athlete Advisory Council - Student Senate - Tau Mu

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KARL H. WEANER COMMUNITY CENTER

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The Karl H. Weaner Center is the new home of the Yellow Jacket volleyball program as well as the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The newly redesigned arena features new seating and floor, as well as a full working pressbox with internet connection and webcasting capabilities.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

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The Defiance College Athletic Department is housed in the McMaster Center. The McMaster Center is named in honor of Drs. Harold and Helen McMaster and has played an intricate part in the growth and development of Yellow Jacket athletics. The McMaster Center houses administration and coach’s offices, but is also where the Karl H. Weaner Center, McMaster Gymnasium and one of three athletic training facilities are housed. The Karl H. Weaner Center is the new home of the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball programs as well as the volleyball program. The newly redesigned arena features new seating and floor, as well as a full working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. Adjacent to the McMaster Center, is the recently completed George M. Smart Athletic Center. The George, is an 84,000 square-foot field house which opened in February of 2012. The multi-purpose floor provides additional year-round training areas for all 22 varsity athletic programs, but is officially home to the DC McMaster Center indoor track and field teams. The George also boasts a full athletic training room, expanded fitness and freeweight areas and two full-lengh batting cages. Located near the McMaster Center are the Yellow Jacket athletic outdoor facilities which include Justin F. Coressel Stadium, Winsper-Knobel Memorial Field, Dix Tennis Courts, Sal Hench Field and Craig A. Rutter Field. Coressel Stadium is field turf, 4,000-seat facility that’s home to the Yellow Jacket football, men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs. The facility contains locker rooms, concession stand, training room, team meeting room and a full-working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. Winsper-Knobel Field is the main competition facility for the DC men’s and women’s soccer teams. The natural grass field is located just east of the Dix Tennis Facility and Coressel Stadium. The field boasts a press tower with wireless internet access. In addition to the main playing surface, athletes have access to a warm-up and practice field located next to Winsper-Knobel Field. The Dix Tennis Courts are the main competition facility for the DC men’s and women’s tennis teams. In the summer of 2012, the Dix Tennis facility was renovated with a durable, crack resistant surface. The tennis courts are located just east of the Weaner Center. In addition to the outdoor tennis courts, the tennis programs have access to four indoor tennis courts located in The George. The Yellow Jacket softball team calls Sal Hench Field home. The field was built in 1999-2000 in honor of long-time supporter of the College and DC athletics, Sal Hench. The field features open-faced dugouts and on-field bullpens as well as a two-story press box with concession stand, All-Conference “Wall of Fame” and full sound system. The outfield dimensions are 210 feet all around with a 28-foot by 12 foot inning-by-inning scoreboard in right field which was added in the spring of 2014. Craig A. Rutter Field is the home site for the DC Baseball program. Rutter Field sits in the center of the CD athletics complex. The field features a unique crushed brick infield with all grass baselines and a compacted limestone warning track that accents a Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Rye outfield. All this is complimented by visiting and home dugouts, bullpens and the “Green Monster” in center field. In 2004, a press box was added and is equipped with full sound capabilities which provide the Yellow Jackets and their fans with an energetic pregame atmosphere.

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YELLOW JACKETS IN THE COMMUNITY

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Defiance College has challenged students to defy the ordinary by exploring academic boundries, taking on roles of civic responsibility and leadership, and becoming engaged on campus and in the community. All of this makes for an extraordinary college experience. Nowhere else will you find students committed to their communities like Defiance, and nowhere else will you find student-athletes and coaches as immersed in service and engagement. Each year, DC student-athletes collectively contribute more than 2,000 hours of service in their community. Several teams have traditional service projects that they perform on an annual basis. Many students are also involved in service through Defiance’s stellar programs such as the McMaster School for Advanving Humanity, the Service Leadership Program, and Project 701. Defiance is among the top 20 schools in the nation for community service and engagement as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. DC is one of only four colleges and universities in the Midwest to receive this prestigious recognition. Defiance is featured for excellence in blending academics with community work by The Princeton Review in its Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. For more information on all of the service and engagement programs at Defiance, visit the website at

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DEFIANCE MARCHING BAND The Defiance College Yellow Jacket Band is a marching ensemble driven by spirit and ideas of the students in the band. From unique, brand new uniforms to brand new instruments, this band is going to redefine marching band combining the best qualities of corps, college, scatter and dance band styles to create the unique “Yellow Jacket Style”. Each show will contain music selected in part by the students to capture the audience with full sounds and fun choreography for a unique, entertaining experience.

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SOUNDS OF DEFIANCE Defiance Fight Song

Defiance Alma Mater

Hail to thee our Alma Mater Hail the Purple and the Gold Hail to every son and daughter To thy colors we uphold We love thee.

Hail, dear Alma Mater! To thee our praise we bring; We pledge thee our allegiance, And all thy glories sing. For thee, our own Defiance, Our lives, our all we give; In all our days we’ll strive for thee,

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We will fight for fame and honor Lead thee on to victory Laud and serve our noble College Old Defiance hail to thee! D-E-F-I-A-N-C-E Rah! Rah! Rah!

Hail, dear Alma Mater. Hail, dear Alma Mater! Thy Children all are we, We’ll follow e’er thy precepts, No matter where we be; Our love for thee, Defiance, Shall never, never wane, From North or South or East or West, Hail, dear Alma Mater.

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Hail, dear Alma Mater! We soon shall leave thy halls, And memory will bring us Oft back to college walls, We’ll still trust thee, Defiance, And lift thy banners high, And shout thy praise from earth to sky, Hail, dear Alma Mater. For More Information About the Marching Band visit the marching band website at www.defiance.edu/student-life/music/marching-band.html

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THE PURPLE AND GOLD CLUB: HELPING TO SUPPORT A QUALITY ATHLETICS PROGRAM

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The Purple and Gold Club Inc. was founded in the early 1970’s by Defiance community members who wanted to do something extra for all the studentathletes at Defiance College. Since its inception, the club has continually grown Over the past several years, an average of $20,000 has been provided to and has exceeded 225 members. The club serves to provide both financial the DC Athletics Department by the P&G Club. assistance and personal support for the entire athletics department. For over 40 Purple and Gold Members years, the supporters of the Purple and Gold Club have made Defiance College - PLATINUM Craig & Patti McCord Mr. & Mrs. Richard Small a better experience for all of the student-athletes.

Memberships

GOLD - $125 or above -One all-sports pass, One P&G logo item, One parking pass for all home football games, First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

JACKET - $50 or above -One parking pass for all home football games, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

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ALUMNI VARSITY “D” CLUB

Alumni Varsity ‘D’ is an organization comprised of all former Yellow Jacket letterwinners. The goals of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ are:

- Further promote athletics at Defiance College - Coordinate the spirit of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ letterwinners with that of the DC athletics program - Help stimulate a better relationship among athletes’ parents, friends of the College and the DC athletics program - Aid the athletics staff in the recruitment of student-athletes - Maintain a close relationship among DC student-athletes - Sponsor the DC Athletics Hall of Fame, Coach-of-the-Year and Honorary Letterman programs

Your contributions go directly toward helping current student-athletes at Defiance. Be a part of the AVD’s annual giving program and make a difference today! Call Alumni Relations at (419) 783-2572 for more information, or visit the Defiance College Alumni Varsity ‘D’ website at http://alumni.defiance.edu and click the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ tab.

As Alumni Varsity ‘D’ contributors, we join together to do great things. AVD has contributed over $30,000 this past year to support the special needs of our athletic department. Below are just a few of the projects supported by AVD in the past. - $40,000 to go toward our field house pledge of $100,000 - $18,000 for weight room in George M. Smart Athletic Center - $10,000 for chairs, rugs and safety padding in Weaner Center - $10,000 for new lighting in Weaner Center - $10,000 to refinish and paint floors in the Weaner Center - $10,000 to refurbish the Hohenberger Lounge - $10,000 for the new Sal Hench Field press box - $10,000 to purchase new seating for Winsper-Knobel Field - $8,000 for updates to Sal Hench Field - $7,500 for locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer - $5,500 for the Craig Rutter Field press box - $4,000 for a new 40-pound washer for The George - $3,000 for new ticket booths at the Justin F. Coressel Stadium

ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’ EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Michael Snyder, 1964 - President Annette Hoeffel, 1999 - Past President Jacob Arnold, 2014 Jeffrey Boulton, 1984

S.G. Brugler, 1968 Kelly Coble, 2011 Mark Miller, 1981 William Ondrus, 1980

David Polzin, 1971 Brent Renollet, 1986 Marv Retcher, 1972

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The Athletic Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Alumni Varsity D Club, recognizes DC alumni for outstanding athletic achievement while enrolled at the Defiance College, their accomplishments after graduation, and a continuing interest in the development of the Defiance College. The inductees will be recognized at the Alumni Varsity D Breakfast with the official introduction ceremony taking place at halftime of the football game. Each of the inductees will be commemorated with a tree planted in the Hall of Fame Grove.

1975 Joseph Bowers, 1932 Dr. Charles Krouse, 1943 Howard Scheurman, 1926 1976 Fred J. Brown, 1922 Richard M. Small, 1949 Fred Thompson, 1911

1978 Lloyd E. Geer, 1931 Lavon “Ed” Rex Vernon C. Snyder, 1950

1980 R. Donnell Cathey, 1965 Dr. Ralph H. Geer, 1930 Dallas J. Gisler, 1933 Dick Lord, 1943

1997 Kendall K. Bush, 1974 John M. Decker, 1971 James J. Mains, Jr., 1940 Vicki L. Martinich, 1979

1987 Roger D. Eicher, 1956 Lowell L. Snider, 1959 Ray Sumpter, 1951 John T. Szabo, 1960

1998 Cletus E. Dreher, 1950 Lowell E. Gingrich, 1940 Larry R. Papenfuss, 1981 Patricia A. Peter, 1971

1988 Bruce Baer, 1974 Carlin B. Carpenter, 1964 Clare Fahrer, 1935 Robert P. Heischman, 1936

1999 Dennis Bostelman, 1988 Don F. Canfield, 1950 Joseph F. Dawson, 1950 Kenneth R. Rollins, 1956

1989 Robert H. Deitrick, 1960 Jerry D. Griffith, 1970 Duane C. Hocking Robert A. Martin, 1976

2000 Connie S. Collier, 1981 Gary L. Evans, 1970 James A. Glase, 1970 Martha E. Mallott, 1981 Darcy M. Robinson, 1983

1990 Virgil M. Feeney, 1940 Larry Holden, 1970 Joyce D. Anderson, 1966 Paul Yoder, 1959 1991 Carol A. Anderson (Coach) Emmett Clinton Dix II, 1971 Donald B. Dunham, 1938 Paul E. Ladd, 1961 Lester H. Hale, 1934 1992 Marv Hohenberger Howard E. Meyer, 1958 David Al Polzin, 1971 Howard W. Spicer, 1950 1993 Ltc. Michael E. Hittle, 1973 Dan J. Kline, 1968 Deryll Rohda, 1977 Howard W. Spicer, 1950 1994 Thomas P. Herman, 1966 Dennis M. Kidwell, 1969 Norman Krueckeberg, 1965 Walter C. Zverina, 1958

1984 Frederick W. Bennetts C. Bruce Derricotte, 1950 Robert R. Diller, 1949 George M. Smart, 1967

1995 James W. Arnzen, 1980 Thomas F. Bauerle, 1970 Howard D. Johnson, 1970 Paul R. Ondrus, 1971

1985 Frederick G. Fox, 1929

1996 James D. Amstutz, 1972

2013 Sarah Harman, 2003 James D. Harris, 1992 Sheila McGill, 1994 Brett Wingate, 1983

2008 Doug Murray, 1983 Marv Retcher, 1972 Patricia Schwiebert, 1984 George Stockman, 1957

2014 Megan M. Grieser (Thigpen) ‘03 Terry Morman ‘90 Charles E. Nafziger ‘73 Ernesto A. Vilar ‘79 Kevin C. Wierman ‘78

2009 Cindy (Youtsey) Conner, 1992 David Scott, 1973 Mark Shine, 1974 Michael Wright, 1972 2010 Rodger Geren, 1969 Timothy Lee, 1976 Tami (Moser) Lupton, 1998 Steven Wilkin, 1975

2002 Elmo Faiella, 1953 Kevin Finfrock, 1986 Marcia (Burton) House, 1982 Holland Huss, 1951 Frank Lantz, Jr., 1968

2012 Ernie Doherty, 1971 Tyrone Gilbert, 1980 Tom Held, 1985 Darlene Kaufman, 1988

2015 Stephanie (Nafziger) Fetter ‘98 Paul “Larry” Flynn ‘80 Maurice “Marv” Rotondo ‘70 Michael Bixel ‘83

2011 Jeff Boulton, 1984 Stanley Meinen, 1985 Tammy Parker, 1987

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2003 Denise Bierly, 1990 Jerry Futrell, 1980 Martha Litherland (Coach - 1979-87) Mitchell Naufel, 1981 Ronald Tisdale, 1977 2004 Lawrence Bowers, 1933 Kirsten Meyer, 1976 Mark Meyer, 1979 Brent Renollet, 1986 Cathy (Robinson) Rohr, 1980

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1982 Martin A. Baumhower, 1963 Blaine P. Dowler, 1943 Obed H. May, 1920 Kirk Mee, III (Coach - 1963-66) 1983 Raymond (Bill) Rex, 1938 Dr. Rowen (Coach - 1951-54) Olen J. Slough, 1932 Dr. Jack P. Yager, 1943

2001 Russell E. Glenn, 1954 A. Bernard Hatch, 1953 Kathy E. (Elliott) Krygier, 1973 Paul D. Yon, 1970 Linda (Laughrey) Zelms, 1971

2007 Pam Borton, 1987 Michael England, 1974 Robin Harris, 1980

Walter Turner, 1982

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1981 Benjamin F. Davis, 1967 Charles “Skip” Vosler, 1966 Raymond R. Etzler, 1963

1986 Jose M. Arellano, 1967 Dr. James F. Ladd, 1958 Roger Merb (Coach 1967-70)

2006 Randy Buchman (Coach - 1964-69) Cindy Elliott (Coach - 1983-94) Dan Renftle, 1985 Ed Roeth, 1971 Noel Underwood, 1957

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1979 R. Jack Behringer, 1949 O. Dudley Ebersole, 1932 Thomas J. Grzywinski, 1963 C. Leslie James, 1926

Alan R. Moore, 1959 Christine M. Slattery, 1979 Lori B. Ward, 1986

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1977 Dr. Michael D. Craden, 1960 William A. Pellington, 1951 Dr. Charles F. Wahl, 1949

Charles A. Koch, 1960 John G. Manchester, 1941

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1974 Dr. Dennis D. Bell, 1947 Leighton Conkey, 1925 Victor Fowler, 1933 Merle A. McDonald, 1948 Gilbert Smith, 1928 Olan Smith, 1946 Charles Hemlein, 1918

2005 Deborah (Shreve) Baringer, 1973 Tracy (Hanson) Beck, 1985 Michael S. Burke, 1974 Sheri (Plassman) Kovaleski, 1984 Michael R. Snyder, 1964

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Tyler Ault Men’s/Women’s Tennis

Brie Brenner Volleyball

Cross Country/Track & Field

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Scott Cutter Men’s Basketball

James Hanson Men’s Lacrosse

Jodie Holava Softball

Fred Moore Men’s/Women’s Golf

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HEAD COACHES

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHILOSOPHY The Defiance College intercollegiate athletics program serves as a window of opportunity for all prospective student-athletes to experience an extra-curricular educational and physical activity that fits within the general mission of the college to develop the whole person. The student-athlete will be exposed to a variety of opportunities for personal growth in the areas of intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and physical dimensions as it relates to each individual and their respective sport. The student-athlete, as a team member, will be involved in a learning community that will strive for excellence both on the field and in the classroom while maintaining a dignity of fair play and continued emphasis on positive sportsmanship. Jointly, the coaches and student-athletes will build an engaged environment that will accentuate the learning process not only within the competitive arena but also within the college campus and the community as a whole. An empha-

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sis will be placed on the impact of participation and personal growth, rather than scoreboard success, in a balanced sports program where equitable sports opportunities will be available to both genders. The student-athletes of Defiance choose to participate in the intercollegiate athletics program for a variety of reasons but none of which includes athletic related financial aid or the promise of financial security through professional athletic stardom. Through participation in the intercollegiate athletics program, a student-athlete continues to compete for the love of sport, the thrill of competition and the fulfillment of countless intrinsic values. The Defiance intercollegiate athletics program strives to be an integral and cohesive part of the collegiate learning and living process, appropriately well suited to co-exist with the Defiance mission statement…to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

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Originally founded as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has been in existance for over 25 years and has gone through several changes throughout the years. In June of 1987, the presidents of six private Indiana colleges and universities announced the formation of an athletic conference to allow their students to “live out” the ideal of the scholar athlete. The announcement came after 19 months of meetings among the institution’s presidents, athletic directors, and faculty athletic representatives. The ICAC was formed as an “academic” athletic conference, combining outstanding private education with top-notch intercollegiate athletics. Lewis Salter was President of Wabash College when the league was formed. The greatest advantage of the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference is that its formation allowed schools to restore athletic rivalries that date back to the 1800’s. Conference sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, soccer, tennis, and track. In addition, a championship is decided in the non-mandatory sports of swimming and wrestling. On May 24, 1988, just less than one year after its formation, two more of Indiana’s premier small colleges, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Taylor University joined the league, bringing the total number of schools to eight. Taylor was involved in the ICAC’s first meetings in the spring of 1987, but declined membership until 1988. The 1990-91 season marked the first complete year of competition among all eight schools in all eight-varsity sports with soccer joining the picture in the fall of 1990. The 1992-93 school year brought with it much discussion and many meetings in an attempt to bring women’s teams into the ICAC. After a long year of planning and a constitutional rewrite, women’s teams joined the ICAC late in the 1992-93 school year with 1993-94 the first year of co-ed competition within the ICAC. The 1998-99 school year brought significant changes in the conference. With the additions of Bluffton College, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Wilmington College and the departure of DePauw University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference changed its name to become the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. As an extension of the ICAC, the HCAC is an eight school academic athletic conference, which represents a revised version the old Hoosier-Buckeye Conference. The 1999-2000 school year saw yet more changes. Wabash’s competition in the 1999 football season marked its last involvement in the HCAC. Defiance College joined the league, beginning competition in the spring of 2000. In January of 2001, Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, was accepted as a member. Transylvania began competition in the fall 2001 season. In July of 2006, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, was accepted as the conference’s ninth member. Rose Hulman began competition in the fall of 2006. As part of a year-long celebration in 2008-09, the league celebrated its 10th anniversary as the restructured HCAC. Each institution invited campus administrators, faculty, faculty athletic representatives, current or former athletic staff, alumni, and student-athletes. Also, the conference office invited current and former conference personnel, NCAA Division III select staff, and other key supporters of the HCAC. Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana was accepted as the 10th member of the conference in October of 2009 and began competition in the fall of 2010. On the playing field, HCAC member schools have had a national impact, highlighted by national champions in several sports and two schools making trips to the NCAA Division III basketball Final Four in the 1990s. Since the formation of the HCAC, members have produced 62 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 164 All-Americans, and 163 team qualifiers for NCAA Division III national championships. The league continues to seek growth and excellence on and off the playing field in the years to come.

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DEFIANCE, OHIO -- The Defiance College Yellow Jackets continued to be one of the top teams in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference last season season with its third straight season of 18 or more wins, a second consecutive HCAC Regular Season Championship and hosted the conference tournament in back-to-back seasons. DC looks to continue that momentum in 2015 and will return several players from last season’s roster in its quest for a third conference crown.

DEFENSE

SHANK DC will look to replace four-year player Alicia Kalik at the setter position and will look to do so with junior Ari Mahaffey (Porter, Ind./Chesterton) who will move from her outside hitter position from a year ago to be the team’s primary setter this fall. Mahaffey will still provide a potential scoring threat as a hitter following a season in which he had 218 kills (2.12 k/s) in 103 sets. She was amongst the team leaders in aces with 13 and also had nine assists. Defensively, Mahaffey totaled 21 blocks (eight solo and 13 assists) and had 121 digs (1.17 d/s). The Jackets will also welcome one freshman at the setter position in Megan Overmann (Lorain/ Marion L. Steele). SCHEDULE

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Defiance will begin the 2015 season at the twoday Calvin (Mich.) College Invitatational beginning on Friday, Sept. 4 in Grand Rapids, Mich. DC will take on host school and AVCA preseason No. 1 nationally-ranked Calvin on Friday beginning at 1 p.m. The team will then take on No. 23 Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) University in its final match of the day at 5 p.m. The Yellow Jackets will wrap up the event on Saturday, Sept. 5 with matches against No. 2 Emory (Ga.) University at 10 a.m. and John Carroll in the finale at 3:30 p.m. Defiance will not play its first home match until Tuesday, Sept. 29 when it hosts Ohio Northern University in a non-conference match at the Karl. H. Weaner Center. The match is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

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The Yellow Jackets will return a host of players up front led by sophomore Meredith Shank (Maumee/Springfield). Shank finished on the HCAC All-Freshman Team following a “rookie” campaign that saw her play in 105 sets and finish second in kills with 276 (2.63 kills per set) to go along with a .200 hitting percentage. Her 276 kills ranked 11th most in the conference. Shank posted 15 matches of 10 or more kills, including a stretch of five straight matches near the end of the season that saw her tally a season-high 18 kills against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology. She also went on to record 11 aces and four set assists. Defensively, Shank finished in the top-six on the team in total blocks with 31 (10 solo and 21 assists) and averaged .30 blocks per set. She also added 89 digs (0.85 d/s). Junior Hope Neargarder (Union City/ Mississinawa Valley) should also be a key player for DC as an outside hitter/middle blocker. Last season, she played in 105 sets and had 113 kills (1.08 k/s) with a .180 hitting percentage. She went on to add 13 assists and one ace. Neargarder was equally consistent on defense with 34 blocks (nine solo and 25 assists) to go along with 53 digs (0.50 d/s). In addition, look for the sophomore duo of Danielle Robbins (Westland, Mich./Wayne Memorial) and Sydney Unger (Frankfort, Ind./ Clinton Central) to provide depth at the hitter positions and compete for increased playing time in 2015. As freshmen, Robbins came off the bench to play in 20 sets and recorded 12 kills (0.60 k/s) to go along with an ace, three blocks (one solo and two assists) and two digs. Unger also played in 20 sets as a backup and had 11 kills (0.55 k/s) with five aces, an assist, a block (one assist) an d18 digs (0.90 d/s). The Yellow Jackets will also bring in three freshmen in Caitlyn Meyers (West Alexandira/ Twin Valley South), Brooke Plummer (Plain City/ Jonathan Alder) and Marissa Windau (Castalia/ Margaretta) to bolster the position and compete for playing time in their first seasons with the program.

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DC will return four players listed as defensive specialists on the roster and will be led by senior Rebecca Kain (Orland, Ind./Prairie Heights). Kain was the team’s starting libero as a junior and played in 105 of 106 sets while leading the team in digs with 540 (5.14 digs per set) setting a school singleseason record. She also went on to record season records in serve percentage (.949) and digs per set. Her 540 digs ranked third best in the HCAC. Kain tallied 11 matches with 20 or more digs, including a season-high 28 digs against Baldwin Wallace University on Sept. 13. With her 540 digs, she also became the program’s all-time leader in the category in the 25-point rally scoring era with 1,279 career digs. In addition, Kain added 42 assists and 14 service aces. Following the season, Kain garnered honorable mention All-HCAC honors for her efforts. Joining Kain on defense will be juniors Makayla Dennis (Bryan), Dia Jackson (Detroit, Mich./Canton) and sophomore Jaidyn Patridge

(Toledo/Springfield). Dennis played in 81 sets a year ago and was one of six players to record 100 or more digs with 139 (1.72 d/s). She ended the season second on the tema in service aces with 28 and also had three kills, 18 assists and one block. Jackson saw playing time in 58 sets and had 97 digs (1.67 d/s) with eight assists and three aces. Patridge had a strong season as a freshman playing in 97 sets and finished third on the team in digs with 229 (2.36 d/s). She had six matches with 10 or digs with a season-best 22 digs against Baldwin Wallace. Offensively, Patridge led the team in aces with 29.

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Defiance finished with an 18-12 overall record last fall and 8-1 in the HCAC. The Jackets won nine of their last 10 regular-season matches to end the year and capture the regular-season championship and the top spot in the postseason tournament.

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Name Dia Jackson Makayla Dennis Marissa Windau Meredith Shank Hope Neargarder Rebecca Kain Ari Mahaffey Brooke Plummer Danielle Robbins Jaidyn Patridge Sydney Unger Caitlyn Meyers Megan Overmann

Position Defensive Specialist Defensive Specialist Outside Hitter Outside Hitter Outside Hitter Defensive Specialist Outside Hitter Opposite Hitter Outside Hitter Defensive Specialist Outside Hitter Middle Hitter Setter

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Sydney Unger Caitlyn Meyers Marissa Windau Hope Neargarder Ari Mahaffey Brooke Plummer Makayla Dennis Danielle Robbins Rebecca Kain Meredith Shank Megan Overmann Dia Jackson Jaidyn Patridge

Year Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Fr.

Ht. 5-4 5-7 5-9 5-6 5-8 5-6 5-8 5-8 5-7 5-3 5-11 5-10 5-5

BY POSITION Setter (1) Megan Overmann Libero/DS (4) Dia Jackson Makayla Dennis Rebecca Kain Jaidyn Patridge Outside Hitter (7) Marissa Windau Meredith Shank Hope Neargarder Ari Mahaffey Brooke Plummer Danielle Robbins Sydney Unger Middle Hitter (1) Caitlyn Meyers

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Hometown Detroit, Mich. Bryan, Ohio Castalia, Ohio Maumee, Ohio Union City, Ohio Orland, Ind. Porter, Ind. Plain City, Ohio Westland, Mich. Toledo, Ohio Frankfort, Ind. West Alexandria, Ohio Lorain, Ohio

High School Canton Bryan Margeretta Springfield Mississinawa Valley Prairie Heights Chesterton Jonathan Alder Wayne Memorial Springfield Clinton Central Twin Valley South Marion L. Steele

BY HIGH SCHOOL Indiana (3) Chesterton Clinton Central Prairie Heights Michigan (2) Canton Wayne Memorial

Ari Mahaffey Sydney Unger Rebecca Kain Dia Jackson Danielle Robbins

Ohio (8) Bryan Makayla Dennis Jonathan Alder Brooke Plummer Margeretta Marissa Windau Marion L. Steele Megan Overmann Mississinawa Valley Hope Neargarder Springfield Jaidyn Patridge Springfield Meredith Shank Twin Valley South Caitlyn Meyers

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Jackson

Dia

Jr. • 5-4 • Detroit, Mich. • Canton High School

Sophomore (2014): Played in 27 matches and 58 sets ... Recorded eight set assists and three service aces offensively ... Had 97 digs and averaged 1.67 digs per set ... Tallied a season-high 14 digs in match against Webster (Mo.) University on Sept. 7.

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Freshman (2013): Appeared in 15 matches, with 28 sets played … Recorded one kill … Had three total attacks, with one attacking error, finishing with a .000 attacking percentage ... Recorded four assists … Had three service aces ... Had 21 serve attempts with two service errors, a .905 serve percentage ... Recorded 46 digs, averaging 1.64 digs per set ... Scored four total points, Dia Jackson’s Career Stats averaging 0.14 points per set.

Prep: Participated in volleyball at Canton High under head coach Steve Johnson.

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Personal: Daughter of Nakisha Terry … Majoring in criminal justice.

Makayla

Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S 2013 15 28 1 0.04 4 0.14 3 0.11 46 1.64 0 0.00 2014 27 58 0 0.00 8 0.14 3 0.05 97 1.67 0 0.00 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 42 86 1 0.01 12 0.14 6 0.07 143 1.66 0 0.00

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Jr. • 5-7 • Bryan, Ohio • Bryan High School

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Sophomore (2014): Played in all 30 matches and 81 sets ... Had three kills ... Fourth on the team in digs with 139 and averaged 1.72 digs per set ... Recorded a season-best 12 digs on two ocassions ... Tallied 18 set assists ... Second on the team in service aces with 28 ... Had a season-high three aces in multiple matches ... Also had one block assist. Freshman (2013): Appeared in 25 matches, with 78 sets played … Recorded one kill … Had two total attacks, with no attacking errors, finishing with a .500 attacking percentage ... Had 21 service aces ... Had 196 serve attempts with 31 service errors, a .842 serve percentage ... Recorded 47 digs, averaging 0.60 digs per set ... Scored 22 total points, averaging 0.28 points per set.

Prep: Earned three varsity letters at Bryan High for head coach Melanie Makayla Dennis’ Career Stats Reinhart … Posted over 1,000 career assists … First-Team District Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S Seven and First-Team Northwest Ohio Athletic League. 2013 25 78 1 0.01 0 0.00 21 0.27 47 0.60 0 0.00

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2014 30 81 3 0.04 18 0.22 28 0.35 139 1.72 1 0.01

Personal: Daughter of Doug and Kathy Dennis … Major has not been ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 55 159 4 0.03 18 0.11 49 0.31 186 1.17 1 0.01 decided.

Marissa

Windau

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Fr. • 5-9 • Castalia, Ohio • Margeretta High School

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Prep: Four-year varsity letterwinner at Margaretta High School … Holds two single-match records in kills and digs ... Two-time team captain (2013-14) ... Recipient of team’s “Coaches Award” as a sophomore and received team’s “Competitive Greatness Award” during her junior season … SBC All-Academic Team ... Honor Roll student ... Also four-year letterwinner in softball and swimming. Personal: Daughter of Gene and Mary-Beth Windau … Majoring in exercise science.

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Shank

So. • 5-6 • Maumee, Ohio • Springfield High School

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Freshman (2014): HCAC All-Freshman Team ... Honorable mention All-HCAC ... Played in all 30 matches and played in all but one set for the season with 105 ... Second on the team in kills with 276 and averaged 2.63 kills per set ... Recorded a season-high 18 kills against Rose-Hulman (Ind.) Institute of Technology on Oct. 26 ... Had a .200 hitting percentage ... Fifth in total blocks with 31 (10 solo and 21 assists) ... Posted a season-best five blocks (five assists) against Geneva (Pa.) College on Sept. 27 ... Seventh in digs with 89 (0.85 digs per set) ... Added four set assists and 11 service aces.

Prep: Lettered three years at Springfield High School under Head Coach McKenna Reitz ... Named to Second Team All-NLL all three years ... Team MVP and Golden Spike MVP ... Honorable Mention All-District twice ... Helped lead team to the Northern Lakes League Championship her junior year ... Named to both the NLL and District 7 Academic Teams Meredith Shank’s Career Stats in 2013. Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S Personal: Born in Toledo, Ohio ... Daughter of Greg and Joyce Shank ... Has one brother; Zach and one sister; Mackenzie ... Majoring in business.

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Hope

2014 30 105 276 2.63 4 0.04 11 0.10 89 0.85 31 0.30 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 30 105 276 2.63 4 0.04 11 0.10 89 0.85 31 0.30

Neargarder

Jr. • 5-8 • Union City, Ohio • Mississinawa Valley High School

Freshman (2013): Appeared in 15 matches, with 32 sets played … Recorded 13 kills, averaging 0.41 per set … Had 70 total attacks, with nine attacking errors, finishing with a .057 attacking percentage ... Had one assist … Had nine serve attempts with one service error, a .889 serve percentage ... Recorded 26 digs, averaging 0.81 digs per set ... Made six total blocks ... Made two solo blocks ... Made four assisted blocks ... Averaged 0.19 blocks per set ... Scored 17 total points, averaging 0.53 points per set.

Personal: Daughter of Kerry and Melanie Neargarder … Majoring in athletic training.

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Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Mississinawa Valley High for head coach Scott Brewer … Team captain during junior and senior campaigns … Earned First-Team Cross County Conference and was voted Daily Hope Neargarder’s Career Stats Advocate Player of the Year in 2012 … Named CCC All-Conference Team and District-Nine Second Team both junior and senior years … Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S 2013 15 32 13 0.41 1 0.03 0 0.00 26 0.81 6 0.19 Honor Roll student.

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Sophomore (2014): Played in all 30 matches and all but one set at 105 ... Finished in the top-five on the team in kills with 113 ... Averaged 1.08 kills per set with a .180 hitting percentage ... Recorded a career-high nine kills against Webster (Mo.) University on Sept. 7 ... Was fourth in total blocks with 34 (nine solo and 25 assists) ... Had 13 set assists ... Added one service ace and 53 digs.

2014 30 105 113 1.08 13 0.12 1 0.01 53 0.50 34 0.32 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 45 137 126 0.92 14 0.10 1 0.01 79 0.58 40 0.29

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Kain

Sr. • 5-6 • Orland, Ind. • Prairie Heights High School

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Junior (2014): Honorable mention All-HCAC ... Played in all 30 matches and all but one set at 105 ... Led the team in digs with 540 and averaged 5.14 digs per set ... Her 540 digs were third most in the HCAC and her 5.14 d/s average were also third best ... Recorded a season-high 28 digs in match against Baldwin Wallace University on Sept. 13 ... Had 42 set assists ... Fourth on the team in service aces with 14 ... Became the program’s all-time leader in digs in the 25-point rally scoring era with 1,279 career digs.

Sophomore (2013): Appeared in 29 matches, with 104 sets played … Recorded one kill … Had 15 total attacks, with no attacking errors, finishing with a .067 attacking percentage ... Recorded 29 assists … Had eight service aces ... Had 185 serve attempts with 22 service errors, a .881 serve percentage ... Recorded 477 digs, averaging 4.59 digs per set ... Scored nine total points, averaging 0.09 points per set. Freshman (2012): Played in 110 sets, while making an appearance in all 31 matches with three starts … Ranked third in digs with 262 and fourth in digs per set at 2.38 … Registered 20 or more digs in three matches … Also finished tied for second on team with 28 service aces, including a DC single-match season-high seven in five-set victory over Hanover on October 14. Prep: Lettered for three seasons at Prairie Heights High under head coach Tina Sailor … 2010 and 2011 All-Northeast Corner Conference First-Team honoree … Received all-area first team accolades durRebecca Kain’s Career Stats ing junior and senior seasons … Two-time team captain and MVP … Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S Guided team to sectional championship in 2011 … Graduated with an 2012 31 110 8 0.07 16 0.15 28 0.25 262 2.38 3 0.03 Academic and Technical Honors diploma … President of the National 2013 29 104 1 0.01 29 0.28 8 0.08 477 4.59 0 0.00 Honor Society. 2014 30 105 2 0.02 42 0.40 14 0.13 540 5.14 0 0.00 Personal: Daughter of Rod and Melody Kain … Majoring in nursing.

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Jr. • 5-8 • Porter, Ind. • Chesterton High School

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Sophomore (2014): Played in all 30 matches, including 103 sets ... Finished the season third on the team in kills with 218 ... Averaged 2.12 kills per set ... Had six matches with 10 or more kills with a career-high 16 kills against Baldwin Wallace University on Sept. 13 ... Amongst the team leaders in services with 13 ... Sixth on the team in digs with 121 (1.17 digs per set) ... Sixth in total blocks with 21 (eight solo and 13 assists).

Freshman (2013): Appeared in 21 matches, with 42 sets played … Recorded 36 kills, averaging 0.86 per set … Had 158 total attacks, with 28 attacking errors, finishing with a .051 attacking percentage ... Recorded five assists … Had eight service aces ... Had 30 serve attempts with 10 service errors, a .667 serve percentage ... Recorded 18 digs, averaging 0.43 digs per set ... Made six total blocks ... Made three solo blocks ... Made three assisted blocks ... Averaged 0.14 blocks per set ... Scored 48.5 total points, averaging 1.15 points per set. Prep: Attended Chesterton High and played volleyball for head coach T.R. Harlan … Also participated in basketball and in track, where the team won sectionals in both 2011 and 2012 … Was the 2012 track and field Chesterton Relays Most Valuable Player … Scholar-athlete. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Suzanne Mahaffey … Majoring in early childhood education.

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Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S 2013 21 42 36 0.86 5 0.12 8 0.19 18 0.43 6 0.14 2014 30 103 218 2.12 9 0.09 13 0.13 121 1.17 21 0.20 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 51 145 254 1.75 14 0.10 21 0.14 139 0.96 27 0.19

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Plummer

Fr. • 5-8 • Plain City, Ohio • Jonathan Alder High School

Prep: Two-year varsity letterwinner at Jonathan Alder High School … Served as team captain in 2012 ... Received team’s “Most Improved” during her senior season … Member of the District Championship team in 2014.

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Robbins

So. • 5-7 • Westland, Mich. • Wayne Memorial High School

Freshman (2014): Played in 13 matches and 20 sets ... Ended the season with 12 kills ... Recorded one service ace ... Tallied two digs and three total blocks (one solo and two assists). Prep: Lettered three years at Wayne Memorial High School under Samantha Dye ... Twice named to All-Observer Honorable Mention and once to Third Team All-Observer ... Team MVP ... All-Region Team and All-Conference Team ... Recipient of the Zebra Soul Danielle Robbins’ Career Stats Award ... Also lettered four years on the Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S Track and Field Team.

Personal: Daughter of Tim and Carolyn Robbins ... Has one brother; Corey ... Majoring in early elementary education.

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Jaidyn

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Patridge

So. • 5-3 • Toledo, Ohio • Springfield High School

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Freshman (2014): Played in all 30 matches ... Led the team in service aces with 29 ... Was third on the team in digs with 229 and averaged 2.36 digs per set ... Posted a season-best 22 digs against Baldwin Wallace University on Sept. 13 ... Also added 13 set assists. Prep: Letterwinner for two years at Springfield High School under Head Coach McKenna Reitz ... Helped lead Springfield to a NLL Conference ChamJaidyn Patridge’s Career Stats pionship ... Named Third Team All-NLL Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S and Honorable Mention All District.

Personal: Daughter of Raquel Martinez ... Has one sisters; Dylan Patridge ... Majoring in business administration.

2014 30 97 1 0.01 13 0.13 29 0.30 229 2.36 0 0.00 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 30 97 1 0.01 13 0.13 29 0.30 229 2.36 0 0.00

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Unger

So. • 5-11 • Frankfort, Ind. • Clinton Central High School

Freshman (2014): Played in 14 matches and 20 sets ... Had 11 kills with a .259 hitting percentage ... Posted a season-best three kills against Ohio Christian University on Oct. 4 ... Recorded five service aces and one set assist ... Tallied 18 digs and one block (one assist) defensively. Prep: Letterwinner for four years at Clinton Central High School under Head Coach Jessica Barrentine ... Won Top Hitting Award and Top Serving Award all four years in high school ... All-Conference three years and All-County senior season ... Member of the North/South All-Star Team ... Helped Clinton Central to Three Sectional Championships and Two Conference Championships ... Four time Sydney Unger’s Career Stats Bulldog Scholar Athlete recipient ... Year MP SP K K/S A A/S SA SA/S D D/S TB TB/S

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Caitlyn

2014 14 20 11 0.55 1 0.05 5 0.25 18 0.90 1 0.05 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Career 14 20 11 0.55 1 0.05 5 0.25 18 0.90 1 0.05

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Fr. • 5-10 • West Alexandria, Ohio • Twin Valley South High School

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Prep: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Twin Valley South High School … Two-time DIV Player of the Year (2013-14) ... Two-time first-team All-State selection (2013-14) … Selected as a senior All-Star ... Honor Roll student ... Senior class president ... Also three-year letterwinner in track.

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Personal: Daughter of Derick and Emily Meyers … Majoring in early childhood education.

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Overmann

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Fr. • 5-5 • Lorain, Ohio • Marion L. Steele High School

Prep: One-year varsity letterwinner at Marion Steele High School … Recipient of team’s “Coaches Award” as a senior … Four-time honor roll student ... Global Leadership Award winner.

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Brie Brenner Head Coach • Fourth Year • University of Washington, 2006 The Brenner File • Career Record at Defiance (Yrs.): 59-31 (4th) • All-Time Career Record (Yrs.): Same

Brenner’s efforts on the season netted her HCAC Coach of the Year honors. With the award, Brenner became the fifteenth coach in DC history to have been honored as the HCAC Coach of the Year and the first since the 200708 athletic year. The award marked the third time a DC volleyball coach has received the honor.

She continued to lead her squad to impressive feats in 2014 by recording a thirdstraight 18 or more win season and an 8-1 mark in conference play. The Yellow Jackets captured their second consecutive HCAC regular-season title and the right to host the conference tournament. DC advanced to the championship match for the fourth time since the conference tournament’s inception, but fell short finishing as runners-up. To date, Brenner has led the Jackets to two HCAC regular-season titles, coached 10 All-HCAC players, including seven first-team honorees, two All-Freshman players and one HCAC Player of the Year. Brenner’s teams have also carried its success to the classroom with 14 Academic All-HCAC awards and one national

During her time with the Huskies, Brenner became a two-time All-PAC-10 performer and led Washington to a pair of PAC-10 Championships. The success continued on the national stage, where Brenner and UW advanced to the NCAA Division I Final Four in 2004 and 2005 and claimed the NCAA Division I National Championship in 2005. Brenner went on to play two years of professional volleyball in Puerto Rico and was voted into the athletic Hall of Fame at the University of Washington, as well as Defiance High School in 2010. Along with her extensive success on the volleyball court at the collegiate and professional ranks, Brenner also boasts eight years of coaching experience at various club and prep levels, which includes stints on staff with Defiance High and multiple club programs. Brenner began her coaching career as an assistant for the Cascade Volleyball Club in 2004 and also worked the UW summer volleyball camps from 2004 through 2006, before returning to northwest Ohio. Since that time, Brenner spent six years as the director of the Hagerty Volleyball Camp that hosted summer camps at several local high schools, including Defiance, Ayersville and Hicksville. She also recently started up the Defiance Volleyball Club that ranges from 10U to 18U competition. Brenner also served as the head coach of the Toledo Volleyball Club from 2008 through 2011, leading the team to three-straight appearances at the United States of America Volleyball Nationals and working as the club’s performance trainer during each of those final three campaigns. Brenner is married to her husband, Brian, and the couple has a son named Brayden.

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Graduate Assistant Coach First Year Elmhurst, Illinois St. Norbert (Wisc.) College, 2013

Guido, a native of Elmhurst, Illinois, comes to Defiance after completing her playing career and graduating from St. Norbert (Wisc.) College. Guido graduated in May 2013 with a bachelor of arts in communications. During her career at St. Norbert (Wisc.), Guido was a four-year varsity letter winner where she played libero and served as captain for two years. She helped lead her team to two Midwest Conference titles and two NCAA tournament

appearances. She was the 2012 Midwest Conference Player of the Year and a three-time first-team All-Conference selection. Guido also earned honorable mention American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-Region honors. She is currently the school record leader in career digs with 2,614. After graduation, Guido worked for two seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League. While at Defiance, Guido is working towards a master’s of arts in education with a concentration in sports coaching and will graduate in May 2017.

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Catherine Guido begins her first season with the Yellow Jackets volleyball team in fall 2015, serving as the assistant coach.

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Then during the 2013 season, Brenner trumped her first season’s performance with a perfect 9-0 HCAC record. It was the first HCAC regular season championship for the Purple and Gold. Following the season, she was named the conference Coach of the Year for the second straight season.

A Defiance, Ohio native, Brenner was a two-time Western Buckeye League Player of the Year, while also earning first-team All-Ohio honors in 2001 for Defiance High School. After concluding a standout prep career, Brenner began a collegiate career at Ohio State University and then transferred to the University of Washington for her final three seasons.

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In her first season at the helm of the Purple and Gold volleyball program, Brie Brenner put together a fantastic campaign with the Yellow Jackets. The team compiled an overall record of 18-13, which was the best since 2009, and also earned a 6-3 mark in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action that was tops since 2008. The squads play ranked it fourth in the conference standings and earned it a birth to the HCAC Tournament, where it advanced to the second round before falling to MSJ.

academic award winner.

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Brie Brenner will be in her fourth season as Head Coach of the Defiance College Volleyball program in 2015. Brenner took over as the head volleyball coach at Defiance on January 17, 2012, bringing strong local ties and a rich volleyball pedigree with her to DC.

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Opponent Score Score-by-set vs Wooster W 3-1 27-29,25-17,25-20,25-22 vs Thiel (Pa.) W 3-0 25-15,25-22,25-17 at Ohio Northern L 0-3 17-25,12-25,11-25 vs Thomas More (Ky.) L 0-3 21-25,22-25,18-25 vs St. Ambrose L 0-3 17-25,26-28,24-26 vs Illinois College W 3-0 25-15,25-14,25-20 vs Illinois Tech W 3-1 25-18,25-20,24-26,25-19 vs Webster W 3-1 26-24,25-20,20-25,25-21 HEILDELBERG L 0-3 17-25,19-25,21-25 vs Concordia Chicago W 3-0 25-15,25-7,25-13 at #22 DePauw University L 1-3 24-26,25-22,17-25,12-25 vs Baldwin Wallace W 3-2 17-25,25-23,21-25,26-24,15-11 vs #25 Millikin L 0-3 11-25,8-25,19-25 vs Alma W 3-0 25-22,25-13,25-14 at Trine L 2-3 25-19,25-15,11-25,16-25,9-15 TRANSYLVANIA (KY.) W 3-0 28-26,26-24,25-15 vs Geneva L 1-3 23-25,25-18,18-25,24-26 at #7 Mount Union L 0-3 17-25,18-25,17-25 at Ohio Northern L 0-3 18-25,12-25,16-25 at Mount St. Joseph W 3-0 25-16,25-14,25-21 vs Ohio Christian Univ. W 3-1 25-12,22-25,25-16,25-14 EARLHAM (IND.) W 3-0 25-11,25-9,25-15 at Manchester Uni. W 3-2 25-14,17-25,25-13,21-25,15-7 at Franklin W 3-0 25-15,25-19,25-23 HANOVER (IND.) COL. W 3-1 25-17,24-26,25-18,25-19 at Anderson University W 3-1 14-25,25-19,25-19,25-21 ROSE-HULMAN (IND.) W 3-1 13-25,25-17,27-25,25-21 BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY L 0-3 26-28,15-25,19-25 The 25-21,25-17,25-21 Automated ScoreBook at Franklin W 3-0 Defiance College Overall Individual Statistics (as of BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY L 1-3 23-25,25-22,19-25,21-25

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Attend Dates Total Avg. Total: 30 6708 224 Attack Home: 7 k/s 3077e 440 pct sp mp-ms k ta Away: 10 0.77 2401 240 .288 105 3081 13 236 Neutral: 13 0.55 12304 20 1411 27 95 .259

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Head Coach Brie Brenner and the DC Volleyball program have made it a point of pride on doing their part in the community and spreading the game of volleyball to the youth of Northwest Ohio. The team has hosted camps at the George M. Smart Athletic Center, along with making trips to local middle and high schools in the surrounding areas.

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Kills Attacks Kills Per Set Assists Assists Per Set Aces Aces Per Set Digs Digs Per Set Blocks Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks Per Set

Julie Steineman Shari Schafer Chelsea Ludeman Megan Thigpen Megan Thigpen Marinise Pender Lisa Treen Diane Bruns Diane Bruns Jeannie West Jeannie West Jeannie West Amy Tolland

442 1,219 3.89 1,080 10.7 71 0.84 618 6.06 163 185 348 2.23

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Category Kills Attacks Kills Per Set Assists Assists Per Set Aces Aces Per Set Digs Digs Per Set Blocks Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks Per Set

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Danyel Lipps Danyel Lipps Ann Hardaway Alicia Kalik Alicia Kalik Lori Etzler Marinise Pender Corrie Farley Corrie Farley Jeannie West Marlea Rolander Jeannie West Jeannie West

1,320 4,074 3.61 3,752 9.17 155 0.84 1,685 4.08 260 315 533 2.38

Year 2006-2009 2006-2009 1990 2011-2014 2011-2014 1987-1990 1992 2003-2006 2003-2006 1992-1994 2008-2011 1992-1994 1992-1994

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1,740 4,976 14.85 1,484 12.57 293 2.87 3,145 29.80 273 717 631.5 4.58

123 138 96 123 96 108 87 123 75 138 138 138 138

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OPPONENT at Calvin (Mich.)

LOCATION Grand Rapids, Mich. vs. Pacific Lutheran (Wash.) Grand Rapids, Mich. vs. Emory (Ga.) Grand Rapids, Mich. vs. John Carroll Grand Rapids, Mich. vs. Bethany (W. Va.) Erie, Pa. vs. D’Youville (N.Y.) Erie, Pa. at Penn State-Behrend Erie, Pa. vs. Geneva (Pa.) Erie, Pa. at Heidelberg Tiffin, Ohio at Ohio Wesleyan Delaware, Ohio vs. John Carroll Delaware, Ohio vs. Alma (Mich.) Delaware, Ohio vs. Grove City (Pa.) Delaware, Ohio at Muskingum New Concord, Ohio vs. Capital New Concord, Ohio vs. Baldwin Wallace New Concord, Ohio vs. Ohio Northern New Concord, Ohio Ohio Northern Defiance, Ohio Mount St. Joseph* Defiance, Ohio Otterbein Defiance, Ohio at Bluffton* Bluffton, Ohio at Hanover (Ind.)* Hanover, Ind. Manchester (Ind.)* Defiance, Ohio at Transylvania (Ky.)* Lexington, Ky. Anderson (Ind.)* Defiance, Ohio at Rose-Hulman (Ind.)* Terre Haute, Ind. at Earlham (Ind.)* Richmond, Ind. Franklin (Ind.)* Defiance, Ohio HCAC Tournament TBA HCAC Tournament TBA

TIME 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. TBA TBA


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