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Department of Athletics

Basketball 2012-2013

Fight Song Hail Loras Varsity Cheer them along the way, Onward to victory, We will win this game today. Let’s hear a cheer for the Varsity, Long may they reign supreme, Shout till the echoes ring, For the glory of our team! BE MORE. BE LORAS.

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Welcome to Loras College!

Athletic and Wellness Center

Dear Duhawk Fans, Welcome to the Loras College Athletic Department and the Loras College 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Media Guide. The entire Loras community is thrilled that you are experiencing Loras College and “Duhawk Nation.” We hope you are able to visit Dubuque, Iowa, so you can experience our historic, beautiful and state-of-the-art facilities firsthand. Please always know that whether you visit for the first time or are able to see us regularly, you are welcomed by our athletic department, faculty and staff and, most importantly, our student body. The Loras College Athletic Department is constantly striving to extend the classroom for all of our student-athletes. Teachable moments occur for our coaches and studentathletes literally hundreds of times a day at practice and games. Traits like strength of character, sportsmanship, a solid work ethic and teamwork are taught and reinforced to produce Loras College alumni who will serve the world with integrity! As members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, another department goal is to compete at the highest level in all athletic venues. Our coaches are recruiting not only young men and women of character, but also athletically gifted and talented young people. It is my belief that you will see well-rounded student-athletes who demonstrate both integrity and athletic prowess as Duhawks. In the end, we hope you, like thousands before you, enjoy and experience the tradition and engaging personalities that make us all Duhawks. Thanks for your time and as always…Go Duhawks! Bob Quinn (’86) Director of Athletics

Loras College | 1450 Alta Vista Street | Dubuque, IA 52001 | 800-245-6727 | LORAS.EDU

The construction of the 74,189 square-foot athletic and wellness facility began in June 2006 and opened in November 2007. This newest structural addition to our campus includes: — A basketball/volleyball arena with maximum traditional seating for 1,732 spectators. The same venue for concerts/speakers provides seating capacity between 2,289 and 2,913. — A two-level fitness center overlooking lower campus provides 9,500 square-feet of strength and conditioning and cardiovascular space. — The locker room facilities support Loras students, visitors and comprehensive student-athlete needs. In addition, there are coaches’ offices, a concessions/ retail area, hospitality area, an athletic training room and storage.

Loras College Men’s Basketball Table of Contents

This is Loras College......................................... 2 Loras College Campus...................................... 4 Campus Map..................................................... 5 Team Duhawk.................................................... 6 Athletic Support Staff......................................... 7 IIAC Conference................................................ 8 Men’s Basketball Philosophy............................. 9 Head Coach..................................................... 10 Coaching Staff................................................. 11 Varsity Roster.................................................. 12 Junior Varsity Roster....................................... 14 Season Photos................................................ 16 Varsity and JV Schedules................................ 17 Season Preview............................................... 18 Service Work................................................... 19 Season Records.............................................. 20 Career Records............................................... 24 1,000 Point Club.............................................. 26 Season Photos................................................ 27 All-Time Coaching Records............................. 28

Loras Quick Facts

Location..................... Dubuque, IA (pop. 60,000) Enrollment.................................................. 1,537 Nickname...............................................Duhawks Colors........................................ Purple and Gold Affiliation.........NCAA III, Iowa Conference (IIAC) Arena..................... Athletic and Wellness Center President...................................James E. Collins Athletics Director................................Bob Quinn Associate Athletics Director...... Denise Udelhofen Athletics Phone............................(563) 588-7112 Athletics Fax................................(563) 557-4087 Head Coach..................................... Greg Gorton Coach’s Phone............................(563) 588-7738 SID...................................................Jon Denham SID Phone...................................(563) 588-7407 SID E-mail...................... jon.denham@loras.edu SID Fax........................................(563) 588-7983 Web Site..........................................LORAS.EDU Head Athletic Trainer....................... Chris Kamm Head Strength & Conditioning...... Joshua Edwards Equipment Manager..........................Jeff Kilburg This book was written and designed by the Loras College Office of Sports Information, Jon Denham, director; and Helen Kennedy, Loras College Marketing Department. Cover designed by Mary Kay Mueller, Loras College Marketing Department. Photos courtesy of A2Z Sports Photography and the Loras College Sports Information Office.

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This is Loras College Loras has a long-standing history of athletic success—athletes and fans are proud to be Duhawks! Loras offers 22 varsity sports – 11 for men and 11 for women. As an NCAA Division III school, Loras participates in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Student-athletes are widely successful: hundreds have been All-Conference, All-American, All-Academic, Conference and National champion athletes. At Loras student-athletes are students first. Coaches go the extra mile to make sure students are academically and athletically successful. Basketball has been an important part of these athletes’ lives. Their academic and athletic experiences at Loras will help them be winners for a lifetime. Our Mission Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social, and religious roles. Loras College Highlights • At Loras, students choose from more than 40 majors and 13 pre-professional areas of study. As a liberal arts college, regardless of major, students are exposed to a variety of subjects providing a well-rounded education. • Loras is ranked 14th among Midwest baccalaureate colleges and universities in the 2012 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. • Over 90% of our students studied abroad, participated in service trips or service learning, and worked internships in the 2010-2011 academic year. • In 2011, The Corporation for National and Community Service again honored Loras College with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities. Approximately 1,200 Loras students engaged in 40,000 hours of community service, earning the College its fourth straight year of recognition; the second consecutive year Loras was honored with Distinction. • Loras College has a more than 95% graduate placement rate. Within six months of graduation students are employed or enrolled in graduate school. Established in 1839, Loras College is deeply rooted in the Catholic faith and the liberal arts tradition. Nestled high atop the majestic bluffs of the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa, Loras College overlooks the states of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa. Roughly a three-hour drive from the larger cities of Chicago, Des Moines and Milwaukee, opportunities for social, athletic and cultural events abound on campus, in Dubuque and beyond. Loras is within reasonable driving distance from nearly every Midwest metropolitan area.

South Dakota

Minneapolis St.Paul

Wisconsin

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LaCrosse Milwaukee Madison Cedar Falls

Contact the Admission Office at 563.588.7236, 800.245.6727 or loras.edu/admission.

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Rockford

Cedar Rapids

Chicago

Des Moines

Omaha

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This is Loras College

PROFILE

Enrollment (Under Graduate and Graduate) 1,537 Students 51.3% Male 1,466 Full-time 48.7% Female Student-to-Faculty Ratio 12 to 1 Average Class Size 16 Students Student Profile 39.4% Iowa Students 44.2% Illinois Students 7.2% Wisconsin Students 3.2% International & Multicultural Students Faculty 115 Full-time Faculty 78% Hold highest degree in their field 33 Part-time Faculty Academic Calendar Fall and Spring Semesters January-Term and Summer Sessions

ACADEMIC MAJORS, MINORS AND PRE-PROFESSIONAL ADVISING AREAS Accounting Art & Digital Design Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Biological Research Business Chemistry Chemistry/ACS Computing & Information Technology Management Science

Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Interpretation Applied Physics Art

Chiropractic Dentistry Law Medicine

UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Media Studies (TV/Radio) Criminal Justice Music Economics Elementary Education K-6 Neuroscience Philosophy Engineering Physical Education English Politics Literature Psychology Creative Writing Public Relations Finance Religious Studies History Secondary Education International Studies Licensure: Management Biology Marketing Chemistry Mathematics

English History Mathematics Music K-12 Physical Education K-12 Physics Social Sciences Spanish Social Work Sociology Spanish Sport Management Sport Science

MINORS [distinct from above categories] Catholic Studies Iowa Coaching Gender Studies Irish Studies Greek and Roman Studies Journalism

Liturgical Music Publishing Theatre

PRE-PROFESSIONAL Mortuary Science Nursing Occupational Therapy

Physician’s Assistant Podiatry Veterinary Medicine

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ADVISING AREAS Optometry Pharmacy Physical Therapy

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Campus Map

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Team Duhawk

Hello from TEAM DUHAWK! The Department of Athletics is now in the third year with Team Duhawk, and after two years, we continue to be blessed with the support of so many passionate fans and families. In 2012-13 we are excited to continue this tradition. Team Duhawk is the “team behind the teams.” Team Duhawk supports the mission of the Loras College Department of Athletics and provides our student-athletes with the resources they need to succeed in and out of the classroom. With the rising costs of travel and need to remain competitive in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III, your support is needed. Your gift will provide opportunities for all student-athletes to train and compete at the highest levels, while also growing intellectually, spiritually, and personally. The first $25 of your gift will benefit the Team Duhawk General Athletic Fund, which supports all 22 varsity sports, the athletic training department, the spirit squad, and our athletic facilities. Any additional amount may be designated to an area of your choice. Thank you for your past support and for considering joining today! Sincerely,

Bob Quinn (’86) Director of Athletics P.S. You can follow the Duhawks, sign up for text message updates, and hear live broadcasts at www.duhawks.com. The Duhawks can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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Athletic Support Staff

Bob Quinn

Denise Udelhofen

Director of Athletics

Associate Director of Athletics

Jon Denham

Chris Kamm

Director of Sports Information

Head Athletic Trainer

Jeff Kilburg

Joshua Edwards

Equipment Manager

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IIAC Conference

222 Third Street SE, Suite 423 Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 Phone: (319) 366-4845 Fax: (319) 366-4911 www.iowaconference.com

Chuck Yrigoyen IIAC Commissioner

Founded in 1923 and recognized as one of the top NCAA III leagues in the nation, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference consists of nine private, liberal arts institutions. The IIAC sponsors 15 intercollegiate championships in men’s and women’s sports. The IIAC has proven to be one of the nation’s most dominant conferences, annually having many of its teams finish highly at the NCAA III national level.

IIAC MISSION STATEMENT

The Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (IIAC) consists of independent, regionally accredited, residential four-year, liberal arts colleges that share common academic philosophies and goals and that place primary emphasis on the academic progress of students. To that end the athletic programs of IIAC member institutions facilitate the intellectual, spiritual and physical development of all students, whether as participants or spectators. Members of the IIAC place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience of our student-athletes and their successful completion of it. Therefore, the member colleges seek to provide an environment in which athletic activities are conducted as an integral part of our student-athletes’ educational experience. In that vein, intercollegiate competition is provided by the IIAC to develop participants’ skills in selfdiscipline, teamwork, fair play, sportsmanship and ethical conduct; it is not provided primarily to serve the entertainment needs of spectators nor the talent needs of professional sports teams. Student-athletes in the IIAC should experience growth of physical and mental skills as well as an appreciation for the rewards of adequate preparation and superior performance. They also should learn to work and play with others who are unlike themselves but who are talented and productive persons. They also should experience the pride of representing an organization, not just themselves, and the responsibility of proper conduct that comes with it. But primarily, they should have the opportunity to excel in their academic work as well as in their athletic endeavors; competitive events and practice sessions will be scheduled to minimize the potential conflict between academic and athletic excellence. In sum, athletic competition in the IIAC serves to encourage our students to participate in activities beyond the classroom, to enhance skills helpful to career success, and to assist them in their general development as human beings. Loras College Men’s Basketball

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Men’s Basketball Philosophy Why would someone want to be part of the Men’s Basketball team at Loras College? •   Balance – We believe in life balance. For a student-athlete who dreams of achieving great things, Loras is a school that will cater to your ability to balance many different activities well. We have been recognized as a college of distinction from US News and World Report and are ranked in the top 20 out of 100 Midwest colleges for academic excellence. Nothing is more important to us than your success in the classroom. •   Relationship to Coaches – We consider this our ultimate strength. The only way we affect your future is by getting to know you so well that we understand how to motivate you personally. We want you to feel comfortable coming to speak to us about anything. We are uniquely willing to show you how important that is to us by giving you the mobile numbers of all our current players. I want you to ask them how much we care about each of them personally. It is very important to us that we influence you personally to set a great purpose and to achieve more than you thought possible. •   Undecided Direction – Many students who enroll in college are undecided on a major. Loras thrives in the area of helping a young person determine which direction he or she wants to go academically and completing it in four years. We, as coaches, find true meaning in helping you find something that drives you as passionately as basketball. •   State of the Art Arena – Just over two years ago, through privately raised money, Loras constructed the Athletic and Wellness Center. This arena serves as a symbol of both the importance of athletics at Loras College and the value of the education you receive as a member of our basketball program. There are no boundaries to your development as an athlete with state of the art facilities at Loras College. This attitude permeates throughout our campus and is a great example of the balance we hope to achieve with every participant.  •   Serving the Community – Our team takes very seriously the importance of giving our time and resources to building a better community. Loras College was again admitted to the 2011 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction in 2012 for its strong institutional commitment to service and compelling campus-community partnerships that produce measurable results for the community. Our basketball program continues to be a leader on campus in this area.  •   Team Building Experiences – Building a family atmosphere around our team is an important factor in our success. From playing paint-ball to bowling to service projects, we are committed to the emotional connectedness our team feels. We, as a basketball staff, believe chemistry wins games. Our team communicates well and trusts each other which is the byproduct of team building.  •   Championship Level Success – We have a history of championship level success in our program. We have an environment where National Championships are realistic goals. If your goal as a player is to compete against the best Division III competition in the country, then Loras College is the place to be.  •   Affordability – In addition, our 2.8% student loan Cohort Default Rate is well below the national average of 9.1%.  Julie Dunn, director of financial aid, sums it up best, “It is a great achievement for Loras students to have such low debt after receiving a four year degree from a private institution.” •   Retention – Loras College carries a 79% student retention rate.

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Head Coach Greg Gorton

Head Men’s Basketballl Coach Greg Gorton is beginning his tenth year at Loras College; sixth season as head coach. The team’s success includes the Iowa Conference Championship in 2006-07 and the IIAC Tournament Championship in the 2007-08 season. The team has represented the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in the NCAA Division III Championships two of the past six seasons. Over the past five seasons the Duhawks have had 18 Academic All-Conference selections which positions the Duhawks second in the Iowa Conference. Over that same period the team has a Conference record of 64-36. In his nine seasons at Loras the team’s overall record is 143-95 with a Conference record of 91-53. The 22-win season, his first as a head coach, was the highest win total in the previous 25-year period at Loras College. Coach Gorton’s record as a head coach is 71-61. The team also spent its third season in the brand new Athletic and Wellness Center - which is considered one of the top basketball arenas and weight training facilities in the Midwest. In addition to his basketball duties, Greg was the Athletic Department’s academic liason, serving over 550 campus student-athletes. Coach Gorton adds, “As a student-athlete, if you are interested in competing on a national scale in basketball, utilizing the best facilities, and can balance that with a desire to achieve great things in the classroom...there is not a better school like ours in the country.” Gorton came to Loras College from the University of St. Thomas (Minn.), where he played for and coached with Steve Fritz. The Tommies are a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference power and, during Gorton’s eight years as a member of the coaching staff, St. Thomas posted a 155-58 overall record and a 121-39 league mark, with four MIAC titles. The Staples, Minn., native graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1991 with a degree in mathematics. Greg and his wife, Kris, have three daughters, Kate (12), Isabelle (9) and Emily (5). The Outcomes • Men’s Basketball 100% graduation rate over the last nine years • 18 Academic All-Conference players since 2005. Second most in the Conference. • 15 All-Conference players since 2006. • 2 All-American players since 2006. Leads the Conference. • Iowa Conference Tournament Champions 2007-2008. • Iowa Conference Champions 2006-2007. • 64-36 record in the Iowa Conference since 2006.

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Coaching Staff Buddy Sodemann

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Buddy Sodemann is in his first season with the Duhawks and comes to Loras College as the top men’s assistant basketball coach for 2012-13. Sodemann graduated from Westminster College with a degree in physical education. While with the Blue Jays he earned four letters, made the Dean’s List, was Academic All-Conference and a captain of the team his senior season. He has also recently completed a master’s degree from Illinois State University in sports management. Sodemann comes to the Duhawks’ sidelines after coaching stops at regionally and nationally recognized Division III programs Washington University in St. Louis and Illinois Wesleyan University over the past three seasons. Both teams have made deep runs in the NCAA Division III Championship recently, including the Final Four. Buddy and his wife Meaghan reside in Dubuque.

Zack Peterson

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Zack Peterson is a former member of the men’s varsity basketball program. Peterson is a native of Algonquin, Ill., and entered Loras as a sophomore with interest in teaching. He originally attended Des Moines Area Community College in Boone, Iowa. Peterson played three seasons with the Duhawks and finished his career last year. Majoring in elementary education and an endorsement in special education, Peterson plans to teach in the Midwest and continue a career in coaching.

Patrick Marino

Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Patrick Marino is a senior from Chicago, Ill. He is a former Duhawk basketball player and athletic training major. He also works as an athletic training student for the Loras College football team’s medical staff. He is currently pursuing careers in physical therapy, athletic training and coaching. This is his first year on the Duhawk men’s basketball coaching staff.

Michael Chodini Team Manager

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Varsity Roster

Mooney 10 Connor SR G 5’10” 180 Lake Zurich, Ill. Lake Zurich HS

Rovansek 15 Luke Barry 12 Michael JR G SO G 6’0” 175 Glen Ellyn, Ill. Glenbard South HS

Harmening 22 Blake Olberding 20 Bobby JR G SO G 6’2” 175 Evergreen Park, Ill. Brother Rice HS

Takes 24 Regan SO G

6’3” 180 Cascade, Iowa Cascade HS

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6’4” 185 Dyersville, Iowa Beckman Catholic HS

Cline 30 Alex JR F

6’6” 195 East Peoria, Ill. East Peoria HS - 12 -

6’2” 165 Oak Lawn, Ill. St. Rita HS

May 23 Jake FR G

6’2” 190 Dubuque, Iowa Wahlert Catholic HS

Smith 31 Nathaniel SO G 6’4” 195 Lincoln, Ill Lincoln HS

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Schueller 32 Aaron SO G

Grcic 34 Mirko FR G

Walsh 40 Kevin SR F

Bruns 41 Josh JR F

Geske 42 Jon FR F

Coon 50 Ryan JR C

Rutan 52 Jake SO C

Schneider 54 Justin FR C

5’11” 180 Dubuque, Iowa Wahlert Catholic HS

6’8” 190 Lake Bluff, Ill. Lake Forest HS

6’8” 220 Chillicothe, Ill. Valley Central HS

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6’6” 205 Lake Zurich, Ill. Lake Zurich HS

6’7” 215 Wadsworth, Ill. Warren Township HS

6’6” 200 St. Louis, Mo. Christian Brothers HS

6’7” 215 Clive, Iowa Dowling Catholic HS

6’9” 265 Lindenhurst, Ill. Lakes Community HS - 13 -

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FR G 5’8” 150 Naperville, Ill. Naperville Central HS

Hosch 5 Dan SO G

5’11” 190 Hopkinton, Iowa Monticello HS

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Humpal 2 Dylan FR G

6’0” 180 Ridgeway, Iowa South Winneshiek HS

Cochran 3 Gus FR G

6’2” 170 De Pere, Wis. Winona Cotte HS

Lembezeder 14 Patrick Schmelzle 11 Jake SO G FR G 6’3” 175 Peosta, Iowa Western Dubuque HS

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5’8” 150 Freeport, Ill. Aquin HS

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Bourke 25 Sean FR F

6’4” 210 Elk Grove, Ill. Conant HS

Brock 33 Jake FR G 6’2” 170 Algonquin, IL Huntley HS

Hendrickson 45 Jason Painter 44 Jesse SO C FR F 6’5” 200 Waverly, Iowa Waverly-Shell Rock HS

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6’6” 225 Roscoe, Ill. Boylan Catholic HS

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Graetinger 35 Drake FR G 6’3” 200 Muscatine, Iowa Muscatine HS

Mason 55 Parish FR F

6’4” 180 Peoria, Ill. Richwoods HS

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Varsity and JV Schedules Varsity Schedule

Month Date Opponent Location November 16 vs Millikin University (at Ill. Wesleyan U.) 17 at Illinois Wesleyan 20 at Wheaton College 24 vs Concordia Illinois AWC 26 vs Wisconsin-Eau Claire AWC December 1 vs Clarke University AWC 15 vs Principia College AWC 16 vs Rockford College AWC 20 at Augustana College 29 at Wisconsin-Stout (at Wisconsin Dells) 30 at Wisconsin-Oshkosh (at Wisconsin Dells) January 5 at Luther College* 9 at Buena Vista University* 12 vs Coe College* AWC 16 at Simpson College* 19 vs Central College* AWC 21 vs Wartburg College* AWC 23 vs University of Dubuque* AWC 26 at Wartburg College* 30 vs Luther College* AWC February 2 vs Buena Vista University* AWC 6 at Coe College* 9 vs Simpson College* - Senior Day AWC 13 at Central College* 16 at University of Dubuque* Month November December January February

JV Schedule

Date Opponent Location 19 vs Edgewood College FH 1 vs Rockford College FH 5 at Cornell College 6 vs Luther College FH 8 at Luther College 10 at UW-Platteville 12 vs Coe College FH 14 at University of Dubuque 21 vs Wartburg College FH 22 at Edgewood College 26 at Wartburg College 28 at Rockford College 4 vs Cornell College FH 6 at Coe College 7 vs UW-Platteville FH 11 vs University of Dubuque FH

Time 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Time 7:00 p.m. 12:00 noon 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

*=Conference. Locations: Varsity - Athletic and Wellness Center (AWC); JV - AWC and Fieldhouse (FH)

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Season Preview Duhawks plan to “put pressure on the other team with tempo” in 2012-13 The 2012-2013 Duhawk men’s basketball team is excited to get the season started. After narrowly missing the conference tournament the past two years, the Duhawks are focused and determined to compete at the highest level possible every day. Head Coach Greg Gorton expects them to use their depth and their up-tempo style of play to try and wear down their opponents. “We’re going to always play ten (players) early, and try to do the best we can to put pressure on the other team with tempo,” Gorton declared. After losing five key seniors last year, the Duhawks will rely heavily on their returners to lead the team, especially co-captains, Connor Mooney and Nathaniel Smith. Connor Mooney will be looked at to re-take the reins at the point guard spot, after suffering a season-ending knee injury last season. “He is such a great leader, and one of our co-captains, and a guy that we can rely on, and really leads us verbally and through his actions, and so I’m really excited to get him back on the floor,” is what Gorton said about getting back his senior point guard. A very good crop of recruits coming in will complement the returners very well. Along with the new recruits, there is also a new face on the sidelines next to Gorton. Twenty-six year old Buddy Sodemann joined the Duhawks staff this summer after the departure of Ryan Kane. “Certainly he has worked with a lot of great coaches and brings in a tremendous amount of skill…He’s added so much value already to us it’s hard to even quantify. Our players really have a lot of respect for him,” Gorton stated.

Closer Look: 2012-2012 Preseason Coaches’ Poll: 5th Starters Lost: Brian Gaughan, Danny Pawelski, Tim Kelly, Jordan Harrelson Key Returners: Connor Mooney, Aaron Schueller, Ryan Coon, Nathaniel Smith, Josh Bruns, Alex Cline, Jake Rutan, Bobby Harmening, Kevin Walsh Also Keep An Eye On: Luke Berry, Mirko Grcic

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Service Work This fall the Loras College men’s basketball team volunteered their time one evening in September to lend a hand helping prepare and serve meals at St. Patrick Church’s soup kitchen in Dubuque, Iowa. Center Ryan Coon, also had the opportunity to lead the dining hall in prayer. Head Coach Greg Gorton had this say about his team taking time to volunteer, “It is important to me that the coaches on this team help build balanced and well-rounded people who are prepared for the real world.” Every year Gorton’s men take part in a service project within the community. This was the first time the Duhawks volunteered at St. Patrick Church, after previously spending time helping out at Camp Albrecht Acres last basketball season. “One of the greatest things about volunteering and serving others is the profound effect the service has on you,” Gorton added.

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Season Records SEASON POINTS

# Player Season Points 1 Chris Jans 1990-91 707 2 Jim McCabe 1950-51 688 3 Jim McCabe 1949-50 677 4 Mike Lambe 1994-95 642 5 Jeff Howard 1977-78 634 6 Jim Kelly 1973-74 590 7 Greg Gibney 1974-75 582 8 Kurt Denner 1980-81 577 9 Mickey Marty 1947-48 575 10 Jason Driscoll 1997-98 571 SEASON SCORING AVERAGE # Player Season Average Total Points 1 Chris Jans 1990-91 28.3 707 2 Mike Lambe 1994-95 25.7 642 3 Jim Kelly 1973-74 24.6 590 4 Jim McCabe 1950-51 22.9 688 5 Jason Driscoll 1997-98 22.8 571 6 Chuck Von Feldt 1967-68 22.6 565 7 Jim McCabe 1949-50 21.8 677 8 Jack Frasco 1958-59 21.5 472 9 Jason Driscoll 1996-97 21.4 514 10 Greg Gibney 1974-75 21.2 572 SEASON REBOUNDS # Player Season Rebounds 1 Tommy Jackson 1968-69 376 2 Jeff Carter 1978-79 299 3 Tommy Jackson 1967-68 296 4 Laddie Sula 1966-67 292 5 Jeff Carter 1979-80 288 6 Kurt Denner 1979-80 272 7 Tom Kettmann 1996-97 225 8 Kyle White 2007-08 221 9 Kurt Denner 1978-79 220 Jeff Hermsen 1982-83 220

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Season Records SEASON REBOUNDING AVERAGE # Player Season AVG 1 Tommy Jackson 1968-69 13.9 2 Tommy Jackson 1967-68 11.8 3 Laddie Sula 1966-67 10.4 4 Tom Kettmann 1996-97 9.4 5 Bob Wagner 1973-74 9 6 Mike Weeber 1972-73 8.6 Mike Lambe 1994-95 8.6 8 Mike Lambe 1993-94 8.5 9 Jeff Carter 1979-80 8.4 10 Bob Wagner 1974-75 8.3 SEASON BLOCKED SHOTS # Player Season Blocks 1 Joel Cornilsen 2001-02 51 2 Joel Cornilsen 2002-03 47 3 Mark Maxson 1997-98 36 4 Jordan Harrelson 2011-12 31 5 Kevin Heilers 1987-88 31 6 Dwayne Penn 2003-04 27 7 Lon Heinkel 1999-00 26 Kevin Heilers 1986-87 26 9 Matt Murray 2004-05 23 10 John Gilbert 2001-02 21 Dwayne Penn 2002-03 21 SEASON 3 POINT FIELD GOALS MADE # Player Season 3FG 1 Chris Jans 1990-91 133 2 Jason Driscoll 1997-98 97 3 Jason Randl 1995-95 72 4 Jason Driscoll 1996-97 69 5 Mike Gleason 2009-10 65 6 Chris Payne 1992-93 64 7 Mike Collins 1991-92 57 Jeff Ludovissy 2004-05 57 9 K. Schermerhorn 1991-92 55 Matt Uthoff 2001-02 55 Matt Uthoff 2002-03 55

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Season Records SEASON ASSISTS

# Player Season AST 1 Mike Meyer 1976-77* 289 2 Mike Meyer 1975-76* 239 3 Troy Cicero 1982-83* 198 4 Mike Collins 1991-92 143 Mike Collins 1990-91 143 6 Troy Cicero 1983-84 141 7 Dick Breitbach 1984-85 138 8 Connor Mooney 2009-10 109 9 Willie Brown 1986-87 105 10 K. Schermerhorn 1994-95 103

SEASON STEALS

# Player Season STL 1 Dick Breitbach 1984-84 66 2 Dick Breitbach 1985-86 59 3 Troy Cicero 1983-84 54 K. Schermerhorn 1991-92 54 5 Greg Rovansek 1984-85 53 6 Keith Snelson 1991-92 52 Mike Collins 1991-92 52 K. Schermerhorn 1994-95 52 9 Gary Heilers 1990-91 50 10 Anthony Bea 1995-96 45

SEASON FREE THROW AVERAGE

# Player Season AVG 1 Roger Teeling 1993-94 90.2 2 Luke Slater 2006-07 87.2 3 J.R. Redovan 2004-05 86.2 4 Tim Kelly 2010-11 85.7 5 Keith Sindberg 1984-85 85.6 Scott Eisenbarth 1985-86 85.6 7 Rick Creger 1989-90 85.1 Rob Rudakas 1984-85 85.1 9 J.R. Redovan 2003-04 85 10 Brian Centella 2007-08 84.5

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Season Records SEASON FREE THROWS MADE # Player 1 Jim McCabe 2 Jeff Valentine 3 Jeff Howard 4 Ed Lang 5 Fred May Jim McCabe 7 Dick Wright 8 Mike Lambe 9 Chuck Von Feldt 10 Les Teeling Chris Jans

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FT 168 163 152 141 138 138 135 130 129 126 126

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Career Records CAREER REBOUNDS # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

Player Tommy Jackson Bob Wagner Kyle White Chuck Von Feldt Jeff Carter Thomas Kettmann Pat Lillis Mike Weeber Jake Oeth Keith Snelson Kurt Denner Mike Lambe Randy Skemp Rob Rudakas Laddie Sula Joe Carter Luke Slater Rick Creger Gerry Eggers Danny Pawelski

Years 1966-70 1972-75 2004-08 1965-68 1977-80 1993-97 1967-71 1971-75 2006-09 1989-93 1977-81 1990-95 1974-78 1965-67 1965-67 1990-94 2004-08 1986-90 1974-78 2008-12

Games Rebounds Average 95 1,103 11.6 99 745 7.5 104 685 6.6 88 683 7.7 85 651 7.6 98 616 6.3 94 576 6.1 78 567 7.2 108 565 5.2 98 545 5.6 119 529 4.4 86 529 6.1 111 527 4.7 91 526 5.8 102 515 5 96 509 5.3 103 501 4.9 94 487 5.2 106 463 4.5 99 453 4.6

CAREER ASSISTS # Player Years Assists 1 Mike Meyer 1974-77+ 739 2 Troy Cicero 1980-84+* 339 3 Dick Breitbach 1983-86 323 4 Bobby Stinman 2001-06 312 5 Kevin Schermerhorn 1990-95 308 6 Mike Collins 1989-92 293 7 Willie Brown 1986-89 286 8 Connor Mooney 2009-present 229 9 Dan Allen 1986-90 226 10 Chris Jans 1987-91 221

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Career Records CAREER STEALS # Player 1 Greg Rovansek 2 Kevin Schermerhorn 3 Keith Snelson 4 Dick Breitbach 5 Joe Carter 6 Mike Wilson 7 Bobby Stineman 8 Jeff Ludovissy 9 David Daniel 10 Mike Collins

Years 1983-87 1990-95 1989-93 1983-86 1990-94 1997-00 2001-06 2001-05 1986-89 1989-92

Steals 185 170 160 152 108 106 103 97 96 93

CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS # Player Years Blocks 1 Joel Cornilsen 2001-03 98 2 Jordan Harrelson 2008-12 76 3 Kevin Heilers 1984-88 64 4 Luke Slater 2004-08 63 5 Dwayne Penn 2002-04 48 6 Lon Heinkel 1997-2001 46 Mark Maxson 1995-98 46 8 Joe Carter 1990-94 42 9 Kyle White 2004-08 40 10 Matt Murray 2003-05 39 CAREER 3-POINT FIELD GOALS MADE # Player Years 3FG 1 Jason Driscoll 1995-98 214 Chris Jans 1987-91 214 3 Jeff Ludovissy 2001-05 180 4 Kevin Schermerhorn 1990-95 131 5 Scottie Braden 2003-07 127 6 Bobby Stineman 2001-06 113 7 Matt Uthoff 2001-03 110 8 Jason Randl 1992-96 108 Mike Gleason 2007-11 108 10 Greg King 2002-06 106

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1,000 Point Club # Player 1 Jack Frasco 2 Jim McCabe 3 Jim Kelly 4 Greg Gibney 5 Kurt Denner 6 Tom Jackson 7 Jason Driscoll 8 John Curtis 9 Kyle White 10 Mickey Marty 11 Bob Wagner 12 Mike Lambe 13 Pat Lillis 14 Jeff Ludovissy 15 Keith Snelson 16 Brain Centella 17 Chris Jans 18 Chuck Von Feldt 19 Laddie Sula 20 Jeff Hermsen 21 Jeff Valentine 22 Randy Skemp 23 Dan Breitbach 24 Ricky Kolze 25 Steve Slattery 26 Dick Wright 27 Greg Rovansek 28 Rick Creger 29 Les Teeling 30 David Daniel 31 Luke Slater Joe Hajec 33 Curtis Evans 34 Troy Cicero 35 Dennis Haerle 36 Jeff Howard 37 Joe Carter 38 Edward Lang

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Years 1955-60 1947-51 1970-74 1972-76 1977-80 1966-70 1995-98 1978-82 2004-08 1940-41, 45-48* 1972-76 1990-95 1967-71 2001-05 1989-93 2006-09 1987-91 1964-68 1963-67 1980-84 1982-85 1974-78 1974-78 2006-09 1945-49 1953-57 1983-87 1986-90 1950-54 1985-89 2004-08 1964-67 1977-81 1980-84 1961-65 1976-78 1990-94 1952-55

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Games 95 114 98 96 122 95 74 124 104 81 99 86 94 101 98 106 81 88 102 122 76 111 111 86 105 94 109 94 72 71 103 63 86 119 91 55 96 67

Points 1,798 1,772 1,717 1,710 1,709 1,619 1,533 1,456 1,419 1,411 1,396 1,322 1,291 1,289 1,287 1,210 1,206 1,184 1,175 1,165 1,134 1,128 1,116 1,110 1,107 1,098 1,094 1,092 1,079 1,076 1,070 1,070 1,063 1,034 1,030 1,029 1,028 1,027

Avg 18.9 15.5 17.5 17.8 14 17 20.7 11.7 13.6 17.4 14.1 15.4 13.7 12.7 13.1 11.4 14.8 13.5 11.5 9.5 14 10.2 12.1 12.9 10.5 11.7 10 11.6 15 15.2 10.4 17 12.4 8.7 11.3 18.8 10.7 15.3

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All-Time Coaching Records

(as of 4/18/11) IIAC Year Coach Seasons Won Lost W/L% Won Lost 1909-14 Coach Rath 5 19 11 0.633 1914-18 Gus Dorias 4 29 17 0.63 1918-23 John Cretzmeyer 5 30 24 0.556 1923-25 Eddie Anderson 2 14 19 0.424 1925-27 Elmer Layden 2 15 12 0.5565 1927-32 John Armstrong 5 31 33 0.484 1932-33 Joseph Jones 1 1 8 0.111 1933-39 Father Dan Coyne 6 66 42 0.6115 1939-41 Dick Winter 2 24 16 0.6 1941-59 Vince Dowd 18 278 166 0.626 1959-62 Jim Smarjesse 3 12 52 0.187 1962-65 Bob Zahren 3 29 42 0.408 1965-69 Gerry Potts 4 50 56 0.471 1969-73 Jim Berry 4 58 42 0.58 1973-74 Tom Reardon 1 14 10 0.583 1974-82 Bob Mullen 7.5 123 100 0.552 1982-84 Doug Smith 2.5 59 26 0.694 1984-88 Mike Jaskulski 4 62 47 0.569 1988-93 Brad Soderberg 5 79 45 0.637 1993-00 John Lembezeder 7 87 86 0.503 2000-07 Chad Walthall 7 116 69 0.627 77 39 2007-Present Greg Gorton 5 71 61 0.538 45 35

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Welcome to Loras College!

Athletic and Wellness Center

Dear Duhawk Fans, Welcome to the Loras College Athletic Department and the Loras College 2012-13 Men’s Basketball Media Guide. The entire Loras community is thrilled that you are experiencing Loras College and “Duhawk Nation.” We hope you are able to visit Dubuque, Iowa, so you can experience our historic, beautiful and state-of-the-art facilities firsthand. Please always know that whether you visit for the first time or are able to see us regularly, you are welcomed by our athletic department, faculty and staff and, most importantly, our student body. The Loras College Athletic Department is constantly striving to extend the classroom for all of our student-athletes. Teachable moments occur for our coaches and studentathletes literally hundreds of times a day at practice and games. Traits like strength of character, sportsmanship, a solid work ethic and teamwork are taught and reinforced to produce Loras College alumni who will serve the world with integrity! As members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, another department goal is to compete at the highest level in all athletic venues. Our coaches are recruiting not only young men and women of character, but also athletically gifted and talented young people. It is my belief that you will see well-rounded student-athletes who demonstrate both integrity and athletic prowess as Duhawks. In the end, we hope you, like thousands before you, enjoy and experience the tradition and engaging personalities that make us all Duhawks. Thanks for your time and as always…Go Duhawks! Bob Quinn (’86) Director of Athletics

Loras College | 1450 Alta Vista Street | Dubuque, IA 52001 | 800-245-6727 | LORAS.EDU

The construction of the 74,189 square-foot athletic and wellness facility began in June 2006 and opened in November 2007. This newest structural addition to our campus includes: — A basketball/volleyball arena with maximum traditional seating for 1,732 spectators. The same venue for concerts/speakers provides seating capacity between 2,289 and 2,913. — A two-level fitness center overlooking lower campus provides 9,500 square-feet of strength and conditioning and cardiovascular space. — The locker room facilities support Loras students, visitors and comprehensive student-athlete needs. In addition, there are coaches’ offices, a concessions/ retail area, hospitality area, an athletic training room and storage.

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