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TABLE OF CONTENTS Quick Facts.............................................1 Big South Champs.............................. 2-3 Season Outlook................................... 4-5 Head Coach Mickey Dean.................. 6-7 Assistant Coach Katy Lampman.............8 Assistant Coach Loren Messick..............9 Support Staff...........................................9 2010 Roster...........................................10 Player Profiles................................. 11-21 Season Review......................................23 2009 Season Headlines................... 24-25 2009 Results..........................................26 2009 Overall/Big South Stats......... 27-28 Softball History.....................................30 Record Book................................... 31-38 2010 Tournaments/Big South Opp........40 RU Softball Facilities............................41 This is Radford University....................42 President Penelope Kyle.......................43 Radford Athletics............................ 44-47 Big South Conference...........................48

RADFORD UNIVERSITY 2010 SOFTBALL Quick Facts / Team Information RADFORD UNIVERSITY Location....................................................................................... Radford, Va. Founded................................................................................................... 1910 Enrollment............................................................................................... 9,230 Nickname......................................................................................Highlanders Colors........................................................................................Red and White Affiliation............................................................................. NCAA Division I Conference....................................................................................... Big South President................................................Penelope W. Kyle (Guilford College) Director of Athletics......................... Robert Lineburg (Roanoke College ’91) SOFTBALL INFORMATION Facility......................................................................... Radford Softball Field Capacity..................................................................................................... 500 Head Coach.................................................................................Mickey Dean Alma Mater.........................................................................................Elon ‘87 Record at Radford (Years).............................................................. 131-57 (3) Career Record (Years)..................................................................... 186-62 (4) Office Phone / Email........................(540) 831-5882 / mdean11@radford.edu Assistant Coach.............................................. Katy Lampman (Winthrop ‘03) Assistant Coach................................................ Loren Messick (Roanoke ‘08) 2009 Overall / Big South (Finish) Record........................... 41-15 / 16-2 (1st) Position Starters Returning / Lost............................................................. 7 / 2 Pitchers Returning / Lost.......................................................................... 2 / 1 Others Returning / Lost............................................................................. 3 / 3 Newcomers.................................................................................................... 4

PROGRAM HISTORY First Year.................................................................................................. 1992 All-Time Record (Years)......................................................... 461-524-1 (18) All-Time Big South Record (Years).......................................... 124-109 (18) Conference Titles................................................................................1 (2009) NCAA Appearances............................................................................1 (2009) NCAA Results............................................. 1-2, NCAA Chapel Hill Regional ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Assistant Director (SB Contact)..................................................Brian Stanley Office Phone............................................................................ (540) 831-6884 Cell Phone............................................................................... (540) 818-6656 Email..........................................................................bmstanley@radford.edu Assistant A.D.................................................................................Joey Beeler Office Phone............................................................................ (540) 831-5726 Email............................................................................ jwbeeler@radford.edu Assistant Director.........................................................................Patrick Reed Email.............................................................................. pmreed@radford.edu Intern.............................................................................................Curt Cassell Email.............................................................................ctcassell@radford.edu Office Fax................................................................................ (540) 831-6095 Website.................................................................www.RadfordAthletics.com Mailing Address....................................... P.O. Box 6913, Radford, VA 24142 Overnight Address.......................... 101 Dedmon Center, Radford, VA 24142

CREDITS: The 2010 Radford University Softball Guide was written, edited and designed by Brian Stanley and Radford University’s Office of Athletic Communications. Photography by Lora Gordon,Stephen May, Dan Kruhm, Brett Whitesell, Willis Glascow, Brian Stanley and Tim Cowie. Publication was designed using InDesign CS4 and Photoshop CS3. The guide was printed by Southern Printing in Blacksburg, Va.

2009 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONS

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ADFORD, Va. – Radford cruised to its first Big South Championship in school history with a 10-1 sixinning victory over Liberty in the if-necessary game on May 9, 2009 at the RU Softball Field. With the triumph, the Highlanders earned its first bid to the NCAA Softball Tournament where they went on to face eventual national semifinalist Georgia. Highlighted by tournament MVP Kristen Shifflett’s 4-for-4 outing, which included her school-record 13th long ball of the season, Sarah Himan and Michelle Beall also belted home runs and added three RBI each. Chelsea Kelley, the 2009 Big South Pitcher of the Year, bounced back from a game one setback to scatter five hits over six innings to record her 24th victory of the season, while striking out a pair of Flames. Kelley and Shifflett, Jenn Everhart and Leigh Godfrey were named to the all-tournament team. The Highlanders did not waste time, using small ball to take a 4-0 lead in the first. Radford bunted the ball four times, including two successful squeezes by Himan and Nichole Beall, to go up 2-0. Michelle Beall and Shannon Keefe knocked in the next two runs with back-to-back RBI singles. Home runs by Shifflett and Beall made it 7-0. After Liberty scored its first run of the game in the sixth, Himan closed out the game with a one-out tworun walk-off home run in the bottom half of the inning.

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“This is four years of hard work and dedication that has finally paid off,” said senior Jenn Everhart. “This is what our team has dreamed of and its feels amazing!”

2010 SEASON OUTLOOK Q&A WITH MICKEY DEAN Radford softball is coming off its first Big South Championship and NCAA regional appearance and is looking forward to improving on the most successful season in program history. The Highlanders, under the direction of fourth-year head coach Mickey Dean, know they will have a tough task ahead of them, but are ready for the challenges that will be presented to them throughout the 2010 season. The 2009 Big South and State Coach of the Year sat down for a few minutes to talk Radford Softball and discuss a variety of topics which include the challenges presented to his team coming off their first conference championship. What did last season and the championship mean for this program? The first thing is by going out and playing the teams that we played, and getting to regionals, it showed our team that we can compete at the national level on a week in and week out basis. And it’s important that we carry that forward. They understand now the work, the dedication, the commitment, and the trust that it takes to get to that point. What are the expectations for this 2010 squad? It’s important that we’ve been there (regionals) now. I know some coaches may not like to put the pressure on, but I think it’s vital that you have to continue it. Now, our expectations are even higher than they were last year as well as our team and individual goals. But they need to be, and I think our team understands that. We’re going to do what we need to do on a daily basis, and that’s all we can control at this point. How do you think winning a championship helps Returning players? I think it helps, especially with our juniors and seniors because they’ve been there the last two or three years and just haven’t gotten over the hump.

We got over the hump. We did conditioning yesterday and we worked our butts off, and then we got to the end and we did just a little bit more, because it always takes a just a little bit more. It’s not just on the physical part, it’s on the mental part too. Once you get to that point, all the teams are pretty even. Now it comes down to the mental part, who’s going to be mentally strong, because physically you’re all pretty even. Coming into this season what is the most important thing you can instill in your players? We’re not defending anything. This team has won zero, has not won a thing. This team does not get credit for what last year’s team did, because it’s a whole new dynamic. This is a completely different team, completely different year, one does not build on the other. You can’t take credit for something you did last year, when it’s this year. Everybody’s zero-zero. The team has the most upperclassmen returning since you’ve been here. Does that play a significant role? I think so, because the upperclassman that are here, are the ones that have been through the entire regime since I’ve been here. We’ve tried to build a little each year and a little bit more just on the mental part of it and the knowledge of the game. Every year they say, “why didn’t you teach us this last year?” It’s a process, everything is a process, we as coaches grow. We get through things in a matter of day that two or three years ago took us weeks to get through. Everyone that comes in and is on the team understands our philosophy with hitting and its backed by the upperclassmen. Everyone understands what our nature is on the bases, and it’s backed by the upperclassmen. Before we were just trying to build that and there was no real support from upperclassmen until last year, because it was still new.

What is the biggest difference you have seen in this team since taking over four years ago? I think the biggest difference is understanding. I think the understanding of what it takes over the summer break, what it takes over Christmas break. All that stuff was new, and it takes awhile to build. I thought the teams the past three years did a good job of recognizing that, and trying to build on it, and because of their sacrifices that’s why this program is where it is today. With Sarah Himan and Hope Creasy, what is the one thing you have noticed in their growth from freshmen to seniors? Sarah has a better understanding of me. She knows what I’m doing during a game, and understands it, and therefore she doesn’t get flustered or upset. She’s the one I correspond with most during a game. In her first couple of years she didn’t quite understand what I was trying to do sometimes, and it would get to her. Now it just doesn’t get to her, and she’s also helped with taking that over to the rest of the team. There’s a purpose to this, lets figure out what this purpose is, and go forward. Sarah’s done a nice job of that. Hope has done a tremendous job of understanding how important it is to just be on the field. She has played first base, third base, outfield, and understands the importance of every position on the field. I think that really carries over to the younger players. We have seven shortstops on the team. We don’t start seven shortstops.

We start one and six others at different positions. What Hope has done is taken that and helped players understand; it doesn’t matter what position you played in high school, the important thing is to get on the field, be able to contribute to be a part of it on the field. She has does a nice job with that. the toughest message to get across to the team The toughest thing to get across to players is how important every day is. It’s so easy to take a day off in January when you know you’re not playing till the end of February. At the end of the season you can go back and count how many days you didn’t come out as a player, and took off, and how it hurt you in the end. I think that’s important. The other thing is that in this game everybody puts their pants, and shirts, and socks, and cleats, and gloves on the same way, and when we step on the field everything is even in that fashion. We have to make sure that we are in the best condition, we have knowledge of the game, and when we run out on to that field, we know that we are going to win. It doesn’t matter who it is, it doesn’t matter what name is across the chest, it matters what name is in the heart. We just want to get that across to our players. Radford Softball is.... Disciplined aggressiveness.

HOPE CREASY

SARAH HIMAN

MICKEY DEAN HEAD COACH Fourth SEASON AT RADFORD Since taking his spot in the coaches’ box in 2007, Mickey Dean has lifted Radford softball to successes never before seen by the program, or any Highlander team. Dean, whose championship pedigree extends from high school to the professional ranks, led the Highlanders to their first Big South championship in 2009 as well as the school’s first-ever NCAA tournament win in any sport. The program’s remarkable year-by-year improvement under Dean culminated with a title last season, but was clearly a model of consistency: since 2006, the Highlanders are just one of 10 Division I teams to post four consecutive 40-win seasons. Under the guidance of the winningest coach in program history, Radford has won 131 games (three 40-plus win seasons) over the past three years. Radford’s showing in the Chapel Hill regional, along with its 41-15 (16-2, Big South) campaign in 2009 earned the Highlander coaching staff NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year honors. Under Dean’s tutelage, the Highlanders have garnered 19 all-conference and six regional (four 2009 first-teamers) selections, recorded the program’s highest (44) and end of the season (49) RPI in 2008, earned recognition in the 2008 national polls and has been ranked regularly among the top teams in several NCAA statistical categories. Continuing the trend of record-breaking seasons in 2009, the Highlanders improved on school marks set in 2008 in home runs (71), batting average (.315), slugging percentage (.535), on-base percentage (.369) and conference wins (16). They also set new records with 24 double plays and 16 road wins. Individually, marks that had been held since 1996 were broken as new records were set in batting average, home runs, slugging percentage and on base-percentage. The success, however, extended beyond the box scores. After hosting and winning the 2009 Big South tournament, Dean and the Highlanders appeared in the tough Chapel Hill regional. Radford was edged by eventual national semifinalist Georgia, defeated Campbell and fell to the host and 15th-ranked Tar Heels. The 9-5 come-from-behind win over the Camels was the first NCAA team victory for a Radford University athletic program in school history. To go along with Radford’s accolades, Dean also guided the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro FastPitch League to a 2008 championship, the first in franchise history. After completing his fourth season as the head coach of the Bandits, he was promoted to the team’s general manager position in September of 2008. The championships by the Bandits and Highlanders added to Dean’s stellar accomplishments. He has now won a championship at the high school, junior college, NCAA, professional and Olympic levels. On the recruiting trail, Dean has reaped the benefits early on as his first two recruiting classes have made immediate impacts on the field. In 2008, Shannon Keefe was named the Big South and VaSID state Freshman of the Year and just a season later Leigh Godfrey garnered both those honors. Keefe was the first Highlander rookie to be recognized by

the Big South since 1995. Dean’s pitchers have been successful under his tutelage having been named the Big South Pitcher of the Year each season. In 2009, Chelsea Kelley followed in Ashley Taylor’s footsteps as the conference’s top pitcher as well as being one of the first four Highlanders to be named a first team all-region selection. Following a strong coaching debut in 2007, Radford softball under Dean completed one of its most successful campaigns in school history in 2008. The Highlanders posted a school-best 46-15 mark that included a record 16-game winning streak. Those were just two of several marks obtained that season. Along with the wins and winning streak, new records were set for winning percentage (.754), road/neutral site wins (34), hit by pitches (26), winning streak (16 games) and road winning streak (eight games). As with 2007, several hitting records were set, only to be broken a season later. On a national scale, Radford received its first vote in a NCAA poll, ranking it 34th and 37th nationally. The Highlanders recorded the highest RPI (44) in school history and finished the season 49th. They also garnered a Big South record seven first team all-conference selections and eight overall. Dean was hired on Sept. 7, 2006 as Radford University’s fifth head coach in school history. He joined Radford after two seasons as an assistant and associate head coach at Longwood University. In his first season with Radford, Dean guided the Highlanders to a then-school record 44-27 mark and their second straight appearance in

the Big South Championship game. Under his guidance, RU athletes earned six all-conference awards and four all-state accolades. Ashley Taylor was named Big South Pitcher of the Year and earned Southeast region honors, while becoming the first Highlander to obtain all-conference accolades as a pitcher and hitter. The Highlanders also broke several team and individual records in 2007. Dean’s pitchers struck out a school-record 492 batters, while the base runners swiped a program-best 128 bases. Along with those marks, several hitting records fell, only to be broken again in 2008. A three-time NPF Manager of the Year, Dean became the sole manager of the Bandits in 2007 and after the 2008 championship he was named general manager. Prior to that, he along with co-manager Eugene Lenti led the Bandits to regular season championships in 2005 and 2006, including a 30-12 finish in 2006. Along with the Highlanders and Bandits, Dean currently holds the position of pitching coach with the Venezuelan National Team. Dean, who has been on the staff of the Venezuelan National team since 2002, helped lead the squad to the Gold Medal at the Central American Olympic Games in his first season and a Bronze Medal at the 2006 Pan American Games in Guatemala. He was also on the coaching staff in 2003 when Venezuela played in the Olympic qualifying tournament. In 2008, Venezuela qualified for its first-ever Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Before coming to Radford, Dean became a member of Longwood’s coaching staff as an assistant in 2005 and was promoted to associate head coach in 2006. During his two seasons, he served as the pitching coach, recruiting coordinator and defense strategy coach. Prior to the Bandits, Dean spent two seasons (2002-2004) as an assistant coach at Indiana University, helping guide the Hoosiers to their first winning season since 1997, finishing 2004 with a 32-31 record. The 2004 pitching staff also ranks second all-time in strikeouts in a season at Indiana. Before joining the staff at Indiana, Dean was an assistant at the University of Akron from 2001-2002, where the Zips won the Mid-American Conference (East Division) Championship in 2002. While at Akron, he coached the 2002 MAC Pitcher of the Year. He was also an assistant coach for Lake City Community College (Fla.) (LCCC) in the spring of 2000, before being promoted to head coach in the fall of the same year. As head coach of LCCC, he led the team to a NJCAA National Championship with a 65-5 record, earning him NJCAA Tournament Coach of the Year.

THE Mickey Dean FILE PERSONAL

Hometown.................................................................. Elkton, Va. High School............................................................ Spotsylvania College........................................................................... Elon ‘87 Playing Experience..............................................Elon (1984-87) BY THE NUMBERS Career Record..............................................186-62 (Four Years) Record at Radford..................................... 131-57 (Three Years) Big South Record................................................................ 38-11 COACHING CAREER 2006-Current............................................. Head Coach, Radford 2004-Current................................Head Coach, Chicago Bandits 2002-pr....................Pitching Coach, Venezuelan National Team 2005-06.................................Associate Head Coach, Longwood 2002-04................................................ Assistant Coach, Indiana 2001-02.................................................. Assistant Coach, Akron 2000-01................. Head Coach, Lake City Community College 2000................Assistant Coach, Lake City Community College 1996-99.....................Head Coach, Orange County High School

Dean began coaching softball in 1996, taking over the head coaching position at Orange County High School in Orange, Va. He was at the helm of the Hornets from 1996-1999, winning two Virginia AA State Titles (1998-99) and reaching the state semifinals in 1997. During his stint at OCHS, Dean was named Group AA Coach of the Year in 1998 and 1999 and co-coach of the year in 1997. He was also selected to coach in the 1999 and 2000 Virginia East-West All-Star Games. A 1987 graduate of Elon University, Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration. During his playing days, he was a four-year member of the baseball team which participated in the NAIA College World Series in both 1985 and 1987. Dean and his wife Liz reside in Pulaski with their two children, Isaac and Caroline.

Dean’s YEAR-BY-YEAR YEAR OVERALL Big South 2001 65-5 (Lake City CC) 2007 44-27 9-7/3rd 2008 46-15 13-2/2nd 2009 41-15 16-2/1st $ Radford 131-57 (.697) 38-11 Overall 186-62 (.750) $ - Big South Tournament Champion

With a 9-5 win over Campbell, Dean guided the Highlanders to the first-ever NCAA Tournament team victory for a Radford Athletic program in school history.

KATY LAMPMAN ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON AT RADFORD

Katy Lampman, entering her second season as assistant softball coach at Radford University, has made an immediate impact on the Highlander squad. Playing a key role in Radford’s 2009 Big South Championship and a NCAA Regional appearance, Lampman was part of a staff that was named Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year. With on-field instruction being Lampman’s main focus, the Highlander defense flourished in 2009. Radford turned a school record 24 double plays and posted a .966 fielding percentage, tops in the Big South and second best in school history. Also working with the Highlander bats, the Highlanders improved on several team and individual numbers from a season ago which included breaking school records in batting average (.315), home runs (71), slugging (.535) and on base (.369) percentage.

A 2003 graduate of Winthrop, Lampman joins Radford after spending the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at her alma mater. While with the Lady Eagles, she worked closely with the hitters and catchers. Along with coaching, Lampman has been providing private lessons that keyed on pitching, catching and hitting, while working several camps at Winthrop, University of Georgia and in Canada over the past five years. In 2007, she founded the Superior Softball School in Concord, N.C. which offers individual instruction and clinics in all areas of softball. Lampman (formerly Katy Agee) was a three-year starting catcher for the Lady Eagles (2001-03). A 2002 Big South All-Tournament selection, Lampman helped Winthrop to a pair of Big South Championship game appearances in 2001 and 2002. A pre-med major, Lampman graduated from Winthrop with a degree in biology, earning NFCA All-Academic honors, while being a member of the Tri-Beta Honor Society. A native of Louisa, Va., Lampman resides in Dublin with her two daughters, Natalie and Corynn.

LOREN MESSICK ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON AT RADFORD

Loren Messick is in her first season as an assistant softball coach at Radford University. Messick will be involved in all phases of the Highlander program from practice organization to recruiting. “Loren will be a great addition to our staff,” said Dean. “She brings a great deal of knowledge of the local and state wide talent.” Messick, a former Roanoke College standout, joins Radford after spending last season as an assistant coach at her alma mater. She made a successful transition from player to coach, serving as the Maroons’ infield instructor in 2009 and helping them to a 24-11 overall and 12-6 ODAC (Old Dominion Athletic Conference) record. “Loren’s hire is part of our continuing commitment to be in the best position to recruit Virginia talent,” commented Dean.

Messick enjoyed a successful four-year career in a Maroon uniform. The four-time first team ODAC shortstop left Roanoke ranked in the top ten in sacrifice hits (2nd/41), batting (5th/.383), assists (5th/233), hits (7th/180) and runs (7th/135). A mainstay in the starting lineup, Messick was a key factor in Roanoke winning a pair of ODAC championships (2005 & 2006) and earning NCAA regional bids both seasons, reaching the finals in 2006. The Maroons, who finished ranked 21st nationally in 2005 and 2006, posted an impressive 118-38 overall and 57-15 conference record during Messick’s four-year career. Messick was recently named ASA (Amateur Softball Association) Deputy JO Commissioner and has served as an assistant coach with a pair of Virginia summer-club teams; the 2009 U-23 Renegades and the 2007 U-16 Northern Neck Rage.

SOFTBALL SUPPORT STAFF TENNILLE CHAMBERS

STEPHANIE BALLEIN

Assistant Athletic Trainer

BRIAN STANLEY

Team Administrator SWA/Director of StudentAthlete Support Services

Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

KIM FAULKNER

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

BOB HAYES

Softball Game Operations

2010 RADFORD SOFTBALL ROSTER Numerical Roster

No. 2 3 5 7 9 10 11 12 13 17 20 22 23 24 30 44

Name Lauren Williams Taylor Cunningham Vicki Madden Shannon Keefe Kellie Snooks Kristen Shifflett Ryndee Ruch Meredith Moore Jessica Agee Heather Paquette Morgan Eye Hope Creasy Nichole Beall Sarah Himan Michelle Beall Chelsea Kelley

Yr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr.

POS. OF 3B/OF 3B OF/DP P SS/2B OF/3B C OF/MI P/UT OF OF 3B/SS C 1B P

B/T L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R S/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/L

Head Coach: Mickey Dean (Elon ‘87) Assistant Coach: Katy Lampman (Winthrop ‘03) Assistant Coach: Loren Messick (Roanoke ’08)

Ht. 5-4 5-2 5-2 5-8 5-8 5-3 5-5 5-7 5-7 5-8 5-6 5-6 5-8 5-1 5-7 5-9

Hometown/Last School Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge Fairfax, Va./Robinson Secondary Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville Lemont Township, Ill./Lemont Alsip, Ill./Marist Charlottesville, Va./Monticello Mechanicsville, Va./Atlee Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring Louisa, Va./Louisa County Mississauga, Ontario/Streetsville Sec. Bridgewater, Va./Turner Ashby Christiansburg, Va./Christiansburg Culpeper, Va./Culpeper County Woodbridge, Va./Hylton Culpeper, Va./Culpeper County Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring

Alphabetical Roster

No. 13 30 23 22 3 20 24 7 44 5 12 17 11 10 9 2

Name Jessica Agee Michelle Beall Nichole Beall Hope Creasy Taylor Cunningham Morgan Eye Sarah Himan Shannon Keefe Chelsea Kelley Vicki Madden Meredith Moore Heather Paquette Ryndee Ruch Kristen Shifflett Kellie Snooks Lauren Williams

Yr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Pos. OF/MI 1B 3B/SS OF 3B/OF OF C OF/DP P 3B C P/UT OF/3B SS/2B P OF

#22 HOPE CREASY Outfield w Senior 5-7 w R/R Christiansburg, Va. Christiansburg 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Led all outfielders with seven assists, recording a .984 fielding percentage… Launched a career-high eight home runs and knocked in 25 runs… 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles in NCAA Regional victory over Campbell… Put Radford on the board with a solo home run in first round Big South win over Gardner-Webb... Was 3-for-4 with two runs and four RBI, including the game-tying sixth inning threerun long ball in 11-6 victory at Virginia Tech... Went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI at Georgia Southern... Hit home run in first at bat of 2009 against Mercer. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: First-Team All-Big South... One of five players to start all 61 games… Selected First-Team VaSID All-State… Led team in batting average (.368) and RBI (39) which were fifth best in school history… Second in on base percentage, third in slugging and doubles ... Ranked second in Big South in batting and RBI, fourth in slugging... Team high 14 two-out RBI... 15 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games… Career best 4-for-4 performance at Charleston Southern… Two hits and two RBI in fourth inning of game two at JMU… 6-for-8 with eight RBI in three games at Virginia... Tied a career-best with four RBI in third game at Virginia… Hit pair of home runs at Littlewood Classic vs. Illinois State and eventual national champion Arizona State… Batted .455 with six doubles and 10 RBI in 15 conference games. 2007 HIGHLIGHTS: Second-team all-state as selected by VaSID... Started every game... Knocked in 33 runners and scored 28 times... Second on the team in triples, third in stolen bases and fourth in doubles and slugging (.449)... Third on team with 14 stolen bases... Went 3-for-4 with a RBI and run vs. Winthrop on ESPNU... Hit first collegiate walk-off home run in seventh inning vs. Elon... 3-for-4 with a home run and career best four RBI at Charlotte... First collegiate round tripper was against Albany at Winthrop/Adidas Tournament... Went 3-for-3 with a double and three runs vs. Georgetown at Buzz Classic... First collegiate hit came against Florida A&M. PREP: 2006 VHSL Achievement Award (top senior female athlete in Group AA)... First-Team All-Timesland, All-River Ridge District and All-Region III from 2004 to 2006... Three-time all-state... District co-pitcher of the year in 2005 and 2004 all-district co-player of the year... In the circle, she tossed Christiansburg’s first career perfect game (2005) and no-hitter (2004) and has been team’s most valuable defensive player as a junior and freshman... Also a track standout, capturing the 2006 AA indoor shot put state championship and finished second and third in the state as a junior and sophomore respectively... Finished 13th in the National Scholastic Indoor Championship... 2006 All-Timesland Indoor shot put. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Natasha Hope Creasy was born on Dec. 19,1987 in Radford, Va.... 2008 NFCA scholar-athlete and Big South All-Academic Team selection… Majoring in sports administration with a minor in marketing… Hope and her older brother Michael are the children of Mark and Tammy Creasy.

C r e a s y ’s T o ta l s YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H .291 71-71 196 57 .368 61-61 152 56 .213 55-54 150 32 .291 187-186 498 145

R 28 18 15 61

2B 12 10 5 27

3B HR RBI BB HBP 2 5 33 17 2 1 7 39 14 0 1 8 25 10 4 4 20 97 41 6

O SF SH SB-SBA TB SLG% OB% S 26 1 5 14-18 88 .449 .352 24 3 5 5-8 89 .586 .414 31 3 0 5-7 63 .420 .275 81 7 10 24-33 240 .482 .348

PO A E FLD% 68 110 25 .877 124 7 3 .978 53 7 1 .984 245 124 29 .927

#24 SARAH HIMAN Catcher w Senior 5-1 w R/R Woodbridge, Va. Hylton 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: First Team Mid-Atlantic Region, Big South and VaSID all-state selections... One of four Highlanders to start every game... Ranked in the Big South’s top ten in hits (63/5th), batting average (.356/6th), doubles (12/t6th), on base (.405/9th) and slugging (.576/10th) percentages… Went 2-for-2 against eventual national semifinalist Georgia in first NCAA Regional appearance… Scored Radford’s first ever NCAA Regional run in the fourth inning against the Bulldogs… Closed out Big South championship game against Liberty with a sixth-inning two-run run round tripper... Threw out 32 percent of runners trying to steal... Third on the team in hits, doubles, triples and RBI and fourth in runs scored and slugging... Recorded 19 multi-hit and nine multi-RBI games... Went for three base knocks in six of those multi-hit games... Recorded four straight multihit games, going 9-16 during that stretch (March 24-30)... 3-for-3 with three RBI at Longwood... 7-for-10 with a double and home run in final four games of Chevron Spring Fling Tournament... Big South Player of the Week (3/17)... Knocked in a career-high five runs vs. Harvard. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: First-team all-conference and VaSID All-State... “Toughest Player to Strikeout” in the nation, striking out four times in 179 at bats… One of five players to start every game… Three-time Big South Player of the Week… Led team in hits and fielding percentage... Ranked third in the league in RBI and fourth in hits... Teambest 18 multiple-hit and 11 multi-RBI games... Batted .500 (14-28) with 10 RBI during a team-high nine-game hitting streak (Feb. 24-March 12)… Four three-hit games… 3-for-4 with double, home run and two RBI vs. Coastal Carolina on ESPNU (7-for-8 in two ESPNU games)… 5-for-8 with six RBI in doubleheader at Virginia. 2007 HIGHLIGHTS: Started 63 games... Recorded third best batting average on the team ... Scored 23 runs and stole seven bases... In ESPNU game vs. Winthrop, went 4-of4 with a double two RBI and two runs scored... Hit first collegiate home run vs. Furman at Buzz Classic... First collegiate hit and RBI vs. Jacksonville State at Gamecock Invitational... 3-for-4 vs. Furman with three RBI and two runs at Winthrop/Adidas Tournament ... Selected to Catamount Classic and Big South All-Tournament Teams... Batted .533 (8-15) with a home run six RBI and threw out 2-of-3 runners at Catamount Classic... Recorded consecutive three hit games against UNC Wilmington and Western Carolina with walk-off singles in both contests... Big South Player of the Week (3/19). PREP: As a senior, Potomac Nationals Softball Player of the Year and Washington Post’s Honorable Mention All-Met ... 2005 Cardinal District Player of the Year and second-team all-met... Four-time first-team all-area and all-district... Washington Post’s First-Team AllExtra from 2004 to 2006 as well as second-team all-region as a senior and first-team during junior and sophomore campaigns ... Two-year captain and team MVP as a junior and defensive player of the year as a freshman. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Sarah Elizabeth Himan was born on May 2, 1988 in Manassas, Va.... Criminal justice major… Sarah and her two older brothers, Josh and Jake and younger brother Joel are the children of Jerry and Pat Himan.

H i m a n ’s T o ta l s YEAR 2007 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H .313 63-63 179 56 .341 61-61 179 61 .356 56-56 177 63 .336 180-180 535 180

R 23 29 28 80

2B 7 13 12 32

3B HR RBI BB HBP 1 2 25 15 2 1 5 37 12 1 3 7 35 16 0 5 14 97 43 3

O SF SH SB-SBA TB SLG% OB% S 21 3 6 7-10 71 .397 .367 4 1 2 3-5 91 .508 .383 12 2 8 3-5 102 .576 .405 37 6 16 13-20 264 .493 .385

PO A 473 34 318 43 133 29 924 106

E FLD% 3 .994 3 .992 2 .988 8 .992

#3 TAYLOR CUNNINGHAM Third Base/Outfield w Junior 5-2 w R/R Fairfax, Va. Robinson Secondary 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Saw action in 36 games mostly as a pinch hitter, making six starts... Five of nine hits and two of three RBI have been recorded in pinch-hitting roles… In start against then No. 25 Mississippi State, recorded a career-high two hits in win. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Appeared in 27 games, making three starts… Recorded five hits, four runs and three RBI… First collegiate hit was a clutch pinch hit triple in game three at Liberty… In first collegiate start, went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in game two at Elon… Stole first base and scored first run vs. Delaware at ECU Pirate Clash. PREP: Four-year all-state, all-region and all-district performer... Member of the Stingrays club team for seven years ... Also played travel ball for the Shamrocks, Fire and Ice and Xplosion... Also lettered in field hockey. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Taylor McEachern Cunningham was born on Dec. 19, 1988 in Fairfax, Va…. Elementary education major... Taylor and younger sister Christine are the daughters of Gary and Dee Cunningham.

C u n n i n g h a m ’s T o ta l s YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H .172 27-3 29 5 .237 36-6 38 9 .209 63-9 67 14

R 4 5 9

2B 1 2 3

3B HR RBI BB HBP S O SF SH SB-SBA TB S LG% OB% 1 0 3 2 0 4 1 0 1-1 8 .276 .219 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 3 1-1 11 .289 .275 1 9 6 4 0 6 1 3 2-2 19 .284 .250

PO 12 3 15

A 18 8 26

E FLD% 4 .882 0 1.000 4 .911

#7 SHANNON KEEFE OF/Designated Player w Junior 5-8 w R/R Lemont Township, Ill. Lemont 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Second Team All-Conference... First Radford player to record a pair of multi-home run games in the same season (St. John’s and Liberty)... Both performances tied a school record held by several players... Knocked in Radford’s first ever NCAA Regional run with a fourth inning sacrifice fly against eventual national semifinalist Georgia… Homered in comeback regional victory against Campbell… Third on team and tied for fourth in the Big South with nine long balls… VaSID All-State Second Team selection… 12 multi-hit games with three, three-hit contests... Big South Player of the Week (4/27) after batting .563 (9-16) with two home runs and eight RBI, recording three multi-hit and multi RBI contests… Three-hit games came against Liberty, Winthrop and Charleston Southern... Career-high three RBI at Longwood and Charleston Southern. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Big South Freshman of the Year… First-team all-conference utility player… Named state’s freshman of the year as selected by VaSID… 10 home runs and .675 slugging percentage were third highest in school history and second best by a Radford freshman… Batting average (.366) was the sixth highest in school history… Second in conference in home runs and slugging percentage and third in batting average… Second on team in round-trippers, batting and slugging… In final 31 games, batted .487 (38-78) with five doubles, nine home runs, 18 RBI and 23 runs while slugging .923 and recording a .494 on base percentage... Tied for a team-best four three-hit games… Two-time conference player of the week ... Recorded a hit in 9-of-12 conference games, batting .517 (15-29) and slugging .966… Ended season on nine-game hitting streak (tying team-high), batting .556 (15-27) with nine runs. PREP: Second-team All-American selection as a sophomore and junior ... Three-time all-conference and all-area honoree... Also lettered in volleyball and basketball... Member of the Beverly Bandits U-18 Gold team. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Shannon Rose Keefe was born on Feb. 10, 1989 in Woodridge, Ill.... Physical therapy major… Is the middle of Cindy and the late James Keefe’s three daughters... Older sister Jessica recently completed her collegiate softball career at the University of Tampa (2006-09).

K e e f e ’s T o ta l s YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H .366 55-51 123 45 .298 53-53 161 48 .327 108-104 284 93

R 30 25 55

2B 6 6 12

3B HR RBI BB HBP 1 10 23 6 3 0 9 26 1 1 1 19 49 7 4

O SF SH SB-SBA TB SLG% OB% S 22 2 4 9-10 83 .675 .403 18 2 1 13-16 81 .503 .303 40 4 5 22-26 164 .577 .348

PO 158 34 192

A 9 2 11

E FLD% 7 .960 5 .878 12 .944

#44 CHELSEA KELLEY Pitcher w Junior 5-9 w R/L Roanoke, Va. Cave Spring 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Big South Pitcher of the Year… First Team Mid-Atlantic Region and all-conference selection... Led Big South in wins and second in ERA and saves... Workhorse in the circle, appearing in 47 of 56 games... Recorded third most single-season victories with 25... Saves and wins ranked her ninth and 27th in the NCAA, respectively… Went 21 appearances (14 starts) without a loss from April 8-May 8, going 13-0 with two saves... Bounced back from first loss in over a month, allowing one run on five hits in championship clinching game against Liberty... Tossed one-hit shutout, the first of her career, vs. Gardner-Webb in first round of Big South Tournament... Big South all-tournament team selection... Big South Pitcher of the Week (5/4)... Won first collegiate start, striking out five in five innings vs. Belmont... 13-1 in Big South contests. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Made seven relief appearances… 2-0 with four strikeouts in 11 innings of work… Recorded one hit in four at bats... Picked up first collegiate victory with two innings of work in game two at Elon… In game one against Elon, struck out two in two innings… Registered a win in game one vs. Birmingham-Southern… First collegiate hit was a pinch hit single in game two at James Madison. PREP: 2006 and 2007 AA state player of the year (co-POY as a junior)... First-team allstate and All-Timesland Player of the Year as a junior and senior... Three-time region and district player of the year as well as first-team all-region and district... As a freshman was named Gatorade Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-Timesland and alldistrict. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Chelsea Lauren Kelley was born on June 12, 1989 in Roanoke, Va.... 2008 & 2009 NFCA scholar-athlete… Sport medicine major… Chelsea is the daughter of Randy and Robyn Kelley… Former high school battery mate of sophomore catcher Meredith Moore.

K e l l e y ’s P i t c h i n g T o ta l s YEAR W-L ERA APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/AVG WP HBP 2008 2-0 4.45 7 0 0 0/0 0 11.0 12 7 7 3 4 .255 0 4 2009 25-8 2.55 47 35 13 1/0 4 208.2 193 88 76 58 111 .248 3 17 TOTALS 27-8 .264 54 35 13 1/0 4 219.2 205 95 83 61 115 .248 3 21

K e l l e y ’s T o ta l s YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB .250 5-0 4 .000 0-0 0 .250 5-0 4

H R 1 0 0 0 1 0

2B 0 0 0

3B HR RBI BB HBP S O SF SH SB-SBA TB SLG% O B% 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 1 .250 .250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 1 .250 .250

PO 0 14 14

A 2 43 45

E FLD% 1 .667 0 1.000 1 .983

#10 KRISTEN SHIFFLETT Shortstop/Second Base w Junior 5-3 w R/R Charlottesville, Va. Monticello 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: First Team All-Big South and All-State selection… ASA First Team selection at 23-Under Fast Pitch National Championships this summer... Hit three of school record 16 home runs at NCAA Regionals, including two, tying a school record, against host North Carolina... Big South Tournament MVP... In the tournament, batted .583 with a pair of doubles, home run, three RBI, four runs scored, slugged 1.000, recorded a .571 on base percentage... Career-high 4-for-4 with three runs in titleclinching game vs. Liberty... Started every game... Hit eight home runs in first 24 games of the season and eight more in the final 18… Led the conference in long balls, while ranking in the top five in runs scored (2nd), RBI, (2nd), slugging (2nd), hits (3rd), doubles (t-3rd), batting average (4th) and stolen bases (t-4th)... Ranked nationally in home runs (16th), home runs per game (21st), runs per game (25th) and slugging (36th)… Runs (2nd), slugging (2nd), total bases (2nd), hit by pitches (2nd), batting average (4th) and hits (5th) ranked in Radford’s single-season top five… 20 multiple-hit and 10 multiple-RBI games... Scored two-plus runs 14 times... Two-time Big South Player of the Week (3/10 & 3/23)... 3-for-5 with four runs, tying a school record at Gardner-Webb... Hit eventual game-winning home run in first inning vs. then-No. 25 Mississippi State and then scored the game-winning run against Oregon State... Named to the Pepsi Malahini Kipa Aloha All-Tournament Team. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: First-Team All-Big South… One of five players to start every game… Second-Team VaSID All-State… Led team with 39 runs scored which was fifth best in a Radford single-season… Ranked second in Conference in runs scored and doubles, third in triples... Ended Big South play with 13-game hitting streak… Hit first four collegiate home runs in six-game span… Left the yard for the first time in game two against Liberty and hit first grand slam vs. Longwood… Went 2-for-3 with home run at Coastal Carolina on ESPNU… 13 multiple-hit games… Batted .556 (5-for-9) with two triples, four RBI and five runs to go along with 1.111 slugging and .667 on base percentages in four games at Cavalier Classic… Big South Player of the Week (3/24)... First multi-hit game (two singles) came against Delaware at ECU Pirate Classic… Recorded first collegiate hit in season-opener vs. Georgetown… Batted .396 with 13 runs, five doubles, three home runs in 15 conference games. PREP: 2007 Jefferson District Player of the Year... Three-time first-team all-district... Also lettered in basketball... Second-team all-district as a junior and senior... Named Monticello’s Best Defensive Player. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Kristen Alisa Shifflett was born on August 15, 1989 in Charlottesville, Va.... Psychology major… Kristen and her two younger siblings Joshua and Hannah are the children of Cliff and Lisa Shifflett.

S h i f f l e t t ’s T o ta l s YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H .321 61-61 168 54 .381 56-56 181 69 .352 117-117 349 123

R 39 53 92

2B 15 14 29

3B HR RBI BB HBP 3 5 28 9 12 1 16 41 10 11 4 21 69 19 23

O SF SH SB-SBA TB SLG% OB% S 15 1 3 13-18 90 .536 .395 12 2 1 14-20 133 .735 .441 28 3 4 27-38 223 .639 .419

PO A E FLD% 84 143 23 .908 83 136 17 .928 167 279 40 .918

#9 KELLIE SNOOKS Pitcher w Junior 5-8 w R/R Alsip, Ill. Marist 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Started season 9-0, setting school record for most wins to start a season without suffering a loss... Allowed a run on four hits in longest relief stint of season vs. Liberty in Big South Championship game one... Tossed back-to-back compete-game victories against Memphis (2 runs, 7 hits) and Hawai’i (1 run, six hits) at Chevron Spring Fling Tournament... Picked up a pair of relief victories (7.2 innings, 1 run, three hits) on same day against then No. 25 Mississippi State (0 runs, 0 hits) and Oregon State (1 run, 3 hits)... Named Most Outstanding Pitcher at the Pepsi Malahini Kipa Aloha Tournament and Big South Pitcher of the Week (3/10). 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Made 18 appearances, starting three games… Was 4-0 with a 2.13 ERA in 42.2 innings of work… Opponents batted .223 against her… All four wins came in relief stints… In first collegiate start vs. Appalachian State, allowed two runs and struck out six in 6.2 innings… Earned first save at Liberty… Recorded win in longest relief appearance (4.1 innings) of season vs. North Carolina State, allowing zero runs and striking out four… Picked up first win in first collegiate appearance, striking three in three innings vs. Buffalo at Littlewood Classic.. PREP: Three-time all-area honorable mention and All-Eastern Suburban Catholic Conference (ESCC) Pitcher... Recipient of the 2005 Redhawk Award... Member of the Beverly Bandits Club Team ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Kellie Catherine Snooks was born on September 28, 1988 in Oaklawn, Ill… 2009 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Second Team All-District and Big South All-Academic selection… 2008 NFCA scholar-athlete… Pre-med, biology major with minors in chemistry and Spanish... Kellie and two younger siblings, Taylor and David are the children of David and Marigrace Snooks.

S n o o k s ’ P i t c h i n g T o ta l s YEAR W-L ERA APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER 2008 4-0 2.13 18 3 0 0/1 1 42.2 37 19 13 2009 11-6 2.93 41 15 3 0/1 2 126.2 138 74 53 TOTALS 15-5 2.73 59 18 3 0/2 3 169.1 175 93 66

BB 22 44 66

SO B/AVG WP HBP 23 .223 6 3 53 .279 7 9 76 .265 13 12

S n o o k s ’ T o ta l s YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP S O SF SH SB-SBA TB S LG% OB% .000 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 .000 .000 .000 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 .000 .000 .000 2-0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 .000 .000

PO 2 4 6

A 10 31 41

E FLD% 1 .923 1 .972 2 .959

#2 LAUREN WILLIAMS Outfield w Junior 5-4 w L/R Ashburn, Va. Stone Bridge 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Jumped into the starting lineup and started the final 21 games of the season... Registered a walk and a sacrifice hit in NCAA Regional opener against eventual national semifinalist Georgia… Stole a base in NCAA regional victory over Campbell… Played in 50 games, making 30 starts… Stole 12 bases… Recorded gametying RBI single in game three against Coastal Carolina... Made first collegiate start at Hawai’i, recording a single in her first at bat and made a highlight reel catch in rightfield and turned it into a double play. 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: Saw action in 46 games, making six starts… Second on team and fifth in the Big South with 15 stolen bases… Tallied 23 runs… First two collegiate hits came in fourth inning against Georgetown at Cavalier Classic… Recorded first collegiate stolen base vs. Alabama State and run vs. Georgia Southern at Georgia Southern Invitational… Scored four runs and was 4-for-4 in stolen bases at ECU Pirate Classic. PREP: First-team all-region and All-Liberty District... Two-time Second-Team AllLiberty District... Also a Second-Team All-Dulles District team selection... Played five years for the Fire and Ice Club Team. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Majoring in sports medicine… Lauren and her old sister Kelly are the daughters of Paul and Ann Williams... Born on July 21, 1989 in Alexandria, Va.

W i l l i a m s ’ T o ta l s YEAR 2008 2009 TOTALS

AVG GP-GS AB H ..300 47-0 10 3 .206 50-30 68 14 .218 97-30 78 17

R 23 15 38

2B 0 0 0

3B HR RBI BB HBP S O SF SH SB-SBA TB S LG% OB% 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 15-20 3 .300 .364 0 0 2 6 0 10 0 6 12-17 14 .206 .270 0 0 2 7 0 13 0 6 27-37 17 .218 .282

PO 5 48 53

A 0 2 2

E FLD% 2 .714 1 .980 3 .948

#30 MICHELLE BEALL First Base w Sophomore 5-7 w R/R Culpeper, Va. Culpeper County 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Started 49 of 52 games... 2-for-3 with a round tripper, two runs and three RBI in Big South Championship game... Tied a school record with two home runs, knocking in three vs. Winthrop... Nine multiple-hit games... Big South Player of the Week (4/20) after hitting .538 with three home runs and six RBI… Hit first collegiate home run vs. Florida Gulf Coast at Pepsi Malahini Kipa Aloha Classic... Recorded three RBI and stole two bases against FGCU… First collegiate hit was a triple vs. Oakland at the Eagle Classic. PREP: Four-year All-Commonwealth District selection, including first-team honors as a sophomore… Started all four seasons and named a two-year captain for the Blue Devils… Selected team’s best all-around player as a junior… Honorable mention all-district in basketball. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Michelle Anne Beall was born on March 25, 1990 in Fredericksburg, Va.… Elementary education major… Michelle and her three siblings are the children of Tom and Karen Beall… Twin sister Nichole is a sophomore on the softball team.

M . B e a l l ’s T o ta l s YEAR AVG GP-GS AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB-SBA TB S LG% OB% 2009 .295 52-49 129 38 18 4 2 6 22 14 1 22 1 4 3-3 64 .496 .366 TOTALS .295 52-49 129 38 18 4 2 6 22 14 1 22 1 4 3-3 64 .496 .366

PO 276 276

A 32 32

E FLD% 7 .978 7 .978

#23 NICHOLE BEALL Third Base/Shortstop w Sophomore

5-8 w R/R Culpeper, Va. Culpeper County 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Mid-Atlantic Region and Big South First Team selection... Started every game... Led Big South in RBI and triples... Radford rookie record 46 RBI which is third best single season... 10 home runs tied for second amongst RU freshman and tied for fifth in a single season... Second team VaSID All-State... 2-for-2 with two runs and school-record tying three stolen bases in 9-5 NCAA Regional victory vs. Campbell... Second on team in home runs and third in runs, stolen bases and slugging... Ranked in the Big South top 10 in RBI, hits, runs, slugging, on base percentage, stolen bases, doubles and home runs... Ranked 18th and 34th nationally in triples and triples per game… Recorded a season-high 12-game hitting streak... Scored two runs in Big South Championship game vs. Liberty... Career-best 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI vs. Winthrop on ESPNU...16 multiple-hit games and team-best 12 multiple-RBI contests... Big South Player of the Week (4/6), batting .471 with eight hits, seven RBI and two home runs… 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI at Hawai’i… Went 2-for-3, recording first collegiate hit vs. Belmont at Eagle Classic. PREP: Four-time all-district performer, earning first-team distinction as a junior and senior… 2008 Commonwealth District Pitcher of the Year… Four-year starter and two-time captain for the Blue Devils… Named the team’s best all-around player in 2007. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Nichole Lynn Beall was born on March 25, 1990 in Fredericksburg, Va.… Exercise, Sport and Health Education major… Michelle and her three siblings are the children of Tom and Karen Beall… Twin sister Michelle is a sophomore on the softball team.

N . B e a l l ’s T o ta l s YEAR AVG GP-GS AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB-SBA TB SLG% O B% 2009 .360 56-56 161 58 37 12 5 10 46 15 3 31 3 1 15-17 110 .683 .418 TOTALS .360 56-56 161 58 37 12 5 10 46 15 3 31 3 1 15-17 110 .683 .418

PO 54 54

A 98 98

E FLD% 9 .944 9 .944

#5 VICKI MADDEN Third Base w Sophomore 5-2 w R/R Virginia Beach, Va./Kempsville 2008 HIGHLIGHTS: First-team all-conference and VaSID all-state… Set Radford freshman record for home runs (11) and slugging percentage (.689), a then-second best in a single-season… Led Big South in slugging and tied for league lead in home runs, second in on-base pct. (.443) and fifth in batting … Slugging ranked 58th in the NCAA... Team leader in round trippers, slugging, walks (18) and on-base pct... 13 multiple-hit games… Three straight 2-for-3 performances vs. FIU, Indiana and Rutgers… A double shy of the cycle (3-3) in game three vs. Winthrop… In first collegiate tournament, batted .556 (5-9) with a home run and three RBI and was perfect in the field (21 chances) at Georgia Southern Invitational… First collegiate home run and three RBI vs. Drexel… Named Big South Player of the Week (2/19). PREP: First-Team All-Tidewater and all-district sophomore, junior and senior seasons... Firstteam all-region and second-team all-state as a sophomore... 2007 second-team all-region... Member of the Virginia Lady Eagles Club Team. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Victoria Lynn Madden was born on April 30, 1989 in Virginia Beach, Va... Double major in physical education and sports administration... Daughter of Steve and Marietta Madden.

M a d d e n ’s T o ta l s YEAR AVG GP-GS AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB-SBA TB S LG% OB% 2008 .356 56-54 135 48 18 10 1 11 28 18 4 17 1 3 2-5 93 .689 .443 TOTALS .356 56-54 135 48 18 10 1 11 28 18 4 17 1 3 2-5 93 .689 .443

PO A 31 127 31 127

E FLD% 7 .958 7 .958

PO 77 77

E FLD% 2 .978 2 .978

#12 MEREDITH MOORE Catcher w Sophomore 5-7 w R/R Roanoke, Va./Cave Spring 2009 HIGHLIGHTS: Saw action in 35 games, making 23 starts... Helped Radford rally past Oregon State with the game-tying two-out, two-run fifth-inning double ... Three two-hit games against Santa Clara, Hawai’i and Eastern Michigan... First collegiate hit was a home run vs. Belmont at Georgia Southern’s Eagle Classic... Also homered at Gardner-Webb. PREP: First team all-state, region and district junior and senior seasons… River Ridge District Player of the Year… Batted .493 with nine doubles, six home runs, 27 RBI and 29 runs scored as a senior… Three-year First-Team All-Timesland selection… Three–year member of the New Jersey Pride Gold Team… Also lettered in cross country. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Meredith Leigh Moore was born on August 28, 1990 in Roanoke, Va.… Majoring in sports medicine… Daughter of Fred Moore… Former high school battery mate of junior pitcher Chelsea Kelley.

M o o r e ’s T o ta l s YEAR AVG GP-GS AB H R 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO SF SH SB-SBA TB S LG% OB% 2009 .230 35-23 61 14 9 1 0 2 11 6 1 15 1 3 2-2 21 .344 .304 TOTALS .230 35-23 61 14 9 1 0 2 11 6 1 15 1 3 2-2 21 .344 .304

A 14 14

#13 JESSICA AGEE

Outfield/Middle Infield Freshman w 5-7 w R/R Louisa, Va. Louisa County PREP: LCHS Senior Female Athlete of the Year... Four year-starter for the Lions under Susan Sharp… Second Team All-Battlefield DIstrict outfielder as a senior... 2008 and 2009 LCHS Offensive MVP… Second-team AllBattlefield District infielder as a junior… Also lettered in volleyball and track and field (pole vault)… Holds school’s pole vault record and was an all-state performer as a senior... Also garnered all-district and all-region track honors... Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School student. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Jessica Lindsay Agee was born on Jan. 11, 1991 in Charlottesville, Va… Majoring in foods and nutrition... Blue Ridge Virtual Governor’s School Student... Jessica and sister Katy Lampman are the daughters of Yvonne and Dean Peery Agee, Jr... Katy is Radford’s assistant softball coach... Father played baseball and football at Virginia Tech.

#20 MORGAN EYE Outfield Freshman w 5-6 w R/R Bridgewater, Va. Turner Ashby PREP: Garnered multiple all-district honors, including first team as a senior… Second team All-Region III first baseman… Turner Ashby’s offensive Player of the Year… Also lettered in basketball helping Turner Ashby (27-2) to a state runner-up finish in 2009 which included a win over two-time state champion Hidden Valley in the semifinals. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Morgan was Born on Feb. 3, 1991 in Harrisonburg, Va.... She is the daughter of Randy and Gena Wheeler and has a younger sister Bréhanna Wheeler… Exercise, sport and health education major with a minor in biology…

#17 HEATHER PAQUETTE Pitcher/Utility Freshman w 5-8 w S/L Mississauga, Ontario Streetsville Secondary PREP: Three-time competitor in Canada Cup… Member of the Chinguacousy Cougars U19 summer ball team under the guidance of Dave Murray since 2006… Selected for tryouts to represent Team Ontario in 2009 Canadian Summer Games… Four-time competitor at the Canadian National Fastball championships… Has earned several MVP awards… All-around athlete at Streetsville Secondary; four-year varsity starter in volleyball, basketball, softball and rugby… Placed fourth in shot put at the 2007 Southern Ontario Track & Field Meet… Only female athlete in the Mississauga Football League (full contact football)… Started at quarterback for the SMFC Mustangs from 2001-07. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Heather Lauren Paquette was born on October 15, 1991 in Oakville, Ontario... Majoring in journalism... Lauren and her two older siblings, Stacey and Aaron are the children of Cliff and Robin Paquette... Honors and French Immersion Student (bilingual certificate) and earned fitness and leaderships awards at Streetville.

#11 RYNDEE RUCH Outfield/Third Base Freshman w 5-5 w R/R Mechanicsville, Va. Atlee PREP: Three-time first team All-Capital District selection… 2008 and 2009 All-Central Region honoree… Second team all-metro performer as a senior… Four-year starter and two-time offensive team MVP… Led Atlee in batting average, hits, on base percentage and runs scored as a sophomore and junior… Helped the Raiders to a Group AAA state quarterfinal appearance… Led team in extra base hits as a sophomore… Also lettered in indoor track. ACADEMICS/PERSONAL: Ryndee Adele Ruch was born on May 29, 1991, Kokomo, Ind… Majoring in sports administration with a minor in marketing… Ryndee and younger brother Dalton are the children of Steve and Carrie Ruch… Academic all-district and all-region honoree at Atlee.

2009 In Review “A Season of Firsts”

Hawai’i 2009

8-2 Trip Defeated #25 Mississippi State, 3-1 Defeated Oregon State, 3-2

2009 SEASON HEADLINES Highlanders Wrap up Season at NCAA Regionals Radford softball’s season came to an end, falling to North Carolina, 9-4, in the second elimination of the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional. Just prior to their matchup with the Tar Heels (47-12), the Highlanders (41-15) won their and the school’s first team NCAA tournament contest with a 9-5 victory over Campbell. “I could not be more proud of our team this season,” said Dean. “We had a tremendous year with a lot of firsts. Our first conference championship, first team NCAA victory for our athletic program and our first all-region first-team selections.” Sophomore Kristen Shifflett paced the Highlanders, hitting a pair of home runs and knocking in three. Her two long balls brought her school record total to 16. Freshman Leigh Godfrey recorded a double and finished the season with a 15-game hitting streak and a school-record .469 batting average. Her average was 49 points higher than record holder Melissa Pickel (.420) and she became only the second player to bat .400 in a season and the first since 1996. Radford Rallies Past Campbell for NCAA Regional Win Radford scored six unanswered runs, courtesy of four home runs, two by Leigh Godfrey, to defeat Campbell, 9-5 to earn its first NCAA Tournament win. It also marked the first NCAA tournament victory for any Radford athletic team. Radford Edged by Top Seeded Georgia in Regional Opener A pair of solo home runs by Georgia was the difference as Radford fell in its first NCAA appearance, 3-1, from Anderson Field on the campus of North Carolina. Junior Sarah Himan recorded a pair of hits and scored the Highlanders’ (40-14) lone run of the contest. Radford REcoginzed Regionally On the heels of making its first NCAA Tournament appearance, the Radford softball team had four Highlanders were named to the Mid-Atlantic Region first team as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Thursday. Earning Radford’s first-ever recognition on the squad were Chelsea Kelley, Sarah Himan, Nichole Beall and Leigh Godfrey. The coaching staff was also recognized as head coach Mickey Dean, along with assistant coach Katy Lampman and volunteer assistant Ashley Taylor were recognized by their peers as the Mid-Atlantic Region Coaching Staff of the Year, announced Monday by the NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association). Radford REcoginzed By the Commonwealth Leigh Godfrey and Mickey Dean garnered top honors and a total of seven members Radford’s 2009 Big South Championship softball squad were named to the VaSID University Division All-State Softball Team as announced by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Godfrey was tabbed Rookie of the Year and skipper Mickey Dean was named Coach of the Year, the first state coaching nod in program history. Godfrey, along with catcher Sarah Himan, second baseman Jenn Everhart, shortstop Kristen Shifflett and pitcher Chelsea Kelley garnered first-team accolades with third baseman Nichole Beall and outfielder Shannon Keefe earning second-team nods. For the second straight year, Radford paced the way with seven selections.

Radford made its first NCAA Regional appearance on May 14, 2009 against eventual national semifinalist Georgia.

Big South Champions! Radford dropped Liberty 10-1 in six innings to claim its first Big South Championship on May 7 from RU Softball Field. Highlighted by tournament MVP Kristen Shifflett’s 4-for-4 outing, which included her school-record 13th long ball of the season, Sarah Himan and Michelle Beall also belted home runs and added three RBI each for the Highlanders. Chelsea Kelley, the 2009 Big South Pitcher of the Year, bounced back from a game one setback to scatter five hits over six innings to record her 24th victory of the season, while striking out a pair of Flames. SHIFFLETT NAMED MVP Kristen Shifflett was honored as the 2009 Big South Tournament MVP, following her 4-for-4 performance in the deciding championship game. She batted .583 with a pair of doubles, home run, three RBI and four runs scored. She slugged 1.000, recorded a .571 on base percentage and was stellar on defense. The home run she hit in the championship game was her 13th, setting a new school record. Highlanders Garner Big South Honors Sophomore Chelsea Kelley, freshman Leigh Godfrey and head coach Mickey Dean were named Big South Pitcher, Freshman and Coach of the Year respectively. Joining Kelley and Godfrey on the league’s first team were junior catcher Sarah Himan, sophomore shortstop Kristen Shifflett and freshman third baseman Nichole Beall. Senior second baseman Jenn Everhart and sophomore outfielder Shannon Keefe, garnered second team honors. Sophomore pitcher Kellie Snooks rounded out the accolades as she was selected the conference’s all-academic squad. Regular Season Champs Radford claimed its first Big South regular season championship on April 25 with a 5-2 victory at Charleston Southern and clinched the outright title with a 2-1 triumph at home over Liberty on April 28. The Highlanders finished with a 16-2 league mark, a new Big South record for wins. Dean Doesn’t Take Long to Become Highlanders’ Winningest Coach In just his third season with Radford, Mickey Dean became the all-time wins leader in program history when he recorded his 128th in a 6-0 home victory over Gardner-Webb on May 7 during the first round of the Big South Tournament. He surpassed Amy Kvilhaug (2003-06), who won 127 contests prior to his arrival and finished 2009 with 133. 40x4 Among the Elite Radford has recorded 40-plus wins for the fourth consecutive season which has only been done by nine other division I schools since 2006. During that time, the Highlanders have amassed 171 victories.

Firsts Big South Championship and NCAA Regional NCAA Victory (9-5 vs. Campbell) First Team All-Region Selections (4) Regional Coaching Staff of the Year Wins over Top 25 and Pac 10 Programs Big South Tournament MVP Nationally Televised Home Game

KRISTEN SHIFFLETT LAUREN WILLIAMS

2009 SEASON HEADLINES Godfrey Just Knows How to Get On Base In her first collegiate season, freshman Leigh Godfrey found a knack for getting on base. The Big South Freshman of the Year reached base safely in 45 of the 48 contests she has played in, while recording a hit in all but six games (42 of 48). Earlier this season, Godfrey set a school record with an 18-game hitting streak and did not waste time starting a new one. She concluded 2009 recorded a hit in her last 15 contests and 33 of the last 34. Undefeated on ESPNU Radford won its third consecutive contest on ESPNU, defeating Winthrop, 9-4 at home on April 19. The Highlanders are 3-0 on the network with their first two victories coming on the road at Winthrop in 2007 and Coastal Carolina in 2008. In front of a national audience, freshman Nichole Beall went 4-for-4 with four RBI and sophomore Chelsea Kelley turned in a gutsy pitching performance helping Radford surge past Winthrop and take sole possession of first place in the Big South from RU Softball Field. The Highlanders take a one-game lead in the standings after winning the rubber game of the three-game series. Beall belted her team and conference-tying ninth home run of the season, doubled and scored two runs, pacing the Highlanders’ 13-hit attack. Radford finished the three-game series with 40 hits. Bombs Away; Records Fall After six round trippers during the NCAA Regionals, Radford concluded the season with school record 71. They broke the old mark on May 1 with its 59th at East Tennessee State. Individually, Kristen Shifflett launched her school-record 15th and 16th home runs in Radford’s regional contest against North Carolina. She broke a mark that has been held by Melissa Pickel since 1996 and was matched in 2007 by Ashley Taylor. Nine players have hit at least two home runs and six with six or more this season. On March 22 against Toledo, Radford hit a school record three home runs in the first inning and finished the game with four. The Highlanders hit at least one round tripper in 38 games this season and went deep more than once in 20 contests. Five times this season a Highlander tied the school record with two in a game. Shannon Keefe and Michelle Beall did the honor on March 11 and April 18 respectively. Keefe did it again on April 22 at Liberty, the first Highlander with a pair of two home run games in the same season. Leigh Godfrey and Shifflett recorded theirs during regionals. For the first time in 18 seasons, one of Radford’s home runs did not go over the fence. On May 1 at ETSU, Godfrey hit the first inside-the-park round tripper in school history.

2009 Radford Softball Accomplishments - Won first Big South regular season and tournament championships and made first NCAA appearance - Defeated Campbell, 9-5, for first NCAA Tournament team win for any Radford athletic squad - Defeated first nationally-ranked program with a 3-1 victory over then No. 25 Mississippi State (March 8) - Defeated first Pac-10 squad with 3-2 win over Oregon State (March 8) - 27-10 record away from home; school record 16 road wins - Fourth consecutive 40-win season; Just one of 10 Division I teams to accom plish this feat - Hit school record 71 home runs - School records in batting average (.315), slugging (.535), on base pct (.369) and double plays (24) - Seven Highlanders earned All-Conference honors (five first team) - Seven Highlanders earned All-State honors (five first team) - Leigh Godfrey named Big South and VaSID state Rookie of the Year - Mickey Dean named Big South and VaSID state Coach of the Year - Chelsea Kelley named Big South Pitcher of the Year - Kristen Shifflett named Big South Tournament MVP - Kelley, Godfrey, Sarah Himan and Nichole Beall named First Team All-Mid Atlantic Region - Ranked in the top 25 in nine NCAA statistical categories; slugging percentage (7th), home runs per game (8th), doubles per game (8th), stolen bases per game (10th), batting average (11th), triples per game (15th), double plays per game (19th), winning percentage (20th) and scoring (21st) - Godfrey became just second Highlander to bat over .400, batting a school record .469 - Shifflett hit school record 16 home runs, three in the NCAA Regionals - Godfrey and Shifflet only second and third Highlander to slug over .700 both topping the school record with .749 and .735 marks respectively - Kellie Snooks named Pepsi Malahini Kipa Aloha Tournament Most Valuable Pitcher - Snooks named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team - Godfrey registered school-record 18-game hitting streak and had a hit in 33 of final 34 games; Reached base safely in 48 of 51 games played

2009 SCHEDULE / RESULTS Record: 41-15 Date !Feb. 20, 2009 !Feb. 20, 2009 !Feb. 21, 2009 !Feb. 21, 2009 !Feb. 22, 2009 #Feb. 27, 2009 $March 6, 2009 $March 6, 2009 $March 7, 2009 $March 8, 2009 $March 8, 2009 ^March 11, 2009 ^March 12, 2009 ^March 12, 2009 ^March 13, 2009 ^March 13, 2009 +March 20, 2009 +March 21, 2009 +March 21, 2009 +March 22, 2009 +March 22, 2009 March 24, 2009 March 24, 2009 *March 29, 2009 *March 29, 2009 *March 30, 2009 April 1, 2009 April 1, 2009 *April 4, 2009 *April 4, 2009 *April 5, 2009 April 8, 2009 April 8, 2009 *April 10, 2009 *April 10, 2009 *April 11, 2009 April 16, 2009 *April 18, 2009 *April 18, 2009 *April 19, 2009 *April 22, 2009 *April 22, 2009 *April 24, 2009 *April 24, 2009 *April 25, 2009 *April 28, 2009 April 29, 2009 May 1, 2009 May 1, 2009 &May 7, 2009 &May 8, 2009 &May 9, 2009 &May 9, 2009 =May 14, 2009 =May 15, 2009 =May 15, 2009

Home: 14-5

Opponent vs. Mercer vs. Belmont vs. Oakland at Georgia Southern vs. Mercer vs. UT-Martin vs. Mount St. Mary’s vs. Santa Clara vs. Florida Gulf Coast vs. #25 Mississippi State vs. Oregon State vs. St. John’s vs. Utah vs. Memphis vs. Wisconsin at Hawai’i TOLEDO HARVARD EASTERN MICHIGAN TOLEDO HARVARD at Virginia Tech at Virginia Tech at Gardner-Webb at Gardner-Webb at Gardner-Webb JAMES MADISON JAMES MADISON at Presbyterian at Presbyterian at Presbyterian at Marshall at Marshall COASTAL CAROLINA COASTAL CAROLINA COASTAL CAROLINA at Longwood WINTHROP WINTHROP WINTHROP at Liberty at Liberty at Charleston Southern at Charleston Southern at Charleston Southern LIBERTY ELON at East Tennessee State at East Tennessee State GARDNER-WEBB LIBERTY LIBERTY LIBERTY vs. #8 Georgia vs. Campbell at #15 North Carolina

Away: 16-5

Score L, 1-6 W, 6-1 W, 5-2 W, 9-1 W, 5-4 L, 1-9 W, 3-1 W, 5-3 L, 6-16 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 6-3 W, 5-0 W, 4-2 L, 0-3 W, 6-1 W, 11-3 W, 8-0 W, 11-3 W, 6-3 L, 2-3 L, 2-4 W, 11-6 W, 8-5 W, 15-6 W, 7-3 L, 2-4 L, 1-5 W, 7-1 W, 7-3 L, 3-4 L, 2-8 L, 5-6 W, 8-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 10-4 W, 6-3 L, 8-11 W, 9-4 W, 4-1 W, 3-2 W, 6-1 W, 10-4 W, 5-2 W, 2-1 W, 6-5 W, 3-2 W, 7-4 W, 6-0 W, 2-1 L, 3-5 W, 10-1 L, 1-3 W, 9-5 L, 4-9

INNs 7 7 7 5 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7 7 7 (8) (8) 7 7 7 7 7 7 (8) 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 (8) 7 7 7 7 (8) 7 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7

Neutral: 11-5

R-H-E (RU) 1-2-4 6-7-0 5-9-0 9-10-0 5-8-1 1-2-2 3-9-2 5-10-2 6-8-2 3-8-1 3-6-0 6-7-3 5-8-0 4-7-0 0-3-1 6-11-2 11-8-0 8-11-1 11-14-1 6-7-1 2-7-2 2-7-1 11-13-2 8-10-0 15-16-1 7-13-0 2-8-1 1-3-1 7-10-0 7-8-0 3-6-1 2-9-2 5-8-1 8-8-0 3-4-0 3-8-0 10-13-1 6-12-1 8-15-4 9-13-2 4-9-0 3-9-1 6-10-0 10-12-1 5-14-1 2-6-0 6-8-2 3-6-3 7-9-2 6-9-0 2-5-1 3-7-0 10-13-1 1-4-0 9-11-2 4-3-1

R-H-E 6-4-0 1-3-1 2-6-1 1-1-2 4-9-0 9-8-0 1-2-3 3-4-0 16-17-2 1-5-1 2-9-1 3-6-1 0-4-2 2-7-1 3-5-0 1-6-0 3-5-1 0-4-1 3-6-0 3-5-3 3-7-0 4-5-0 6-10-2 5-7-3 6-13-2 3-8-1 4-8-0 5-7-1 1-2-1 3-7-1 4-6-0 8-6-0 6-9-1 3-6-4 2-7-2 2-4-1 4-12-1 3-10-0 11-11-2 4-8-1 1-4-0 2-5-1 1-6-2 4-10-3 2-9-0 1-7-2 5-6-4 2-3-0 4-12-2 0-1-0 1-6-0 5-8-0 1-5-1 3-10-0 5-10-3 9-11-0

() Extra Inning Game; * Big South Contest ! Eagle Classic (Statesboro, Ga.); # Frost Classic (Chattanooga, Tenn.) $ Pepsi Malahini Kipa Aloha Classic (Honolulu, Hawai’i); ^ Chevron Spring Fling (Honolulu, Hawai’i) + Highlander Classic (Radford, Va.); % Big South Championships (Radford, Va.) = NCAA Regional (Chapel Hill, N.C.)

Big South: 16-2 Overall 0-1 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 5-2 6-2 6-3 7-3 8-3 9-3 10-3 11-3 11-4 12-4 13-4 14-4 15-4 16-4 16-5 16-6 17-6 18-6 19-6 20-6 20-7 20-8 21-8 22-8 22-9 22-10 22-11 23-11 24-11 25-11 26-11 27-11 27-12 28-12 29-12 30-12 31-12 32-12 33-12 34-12 35-12 36-12 37-12 38-12 39-12 39-13 40-13 40-14 41-14 41-15

BSC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 2-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 5-1 5-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-1 9-1 9-2 10-2 11-2 12-2 13-2 14-2 15-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2 16-2

Pitcher Whalley (0-1) Kelley (1-0) Snooks (1-0) Kelley (2-0) Snooks (2-0) Kelley (2-1) Snooks (3-0) Snooks (4-0) Kelley (2-2) Snooks (5-0) Snooks (6-0) Kelley (3-2) Whalley (1-1) Snooks (7-0) Kelley (3-3) Snooks (8-0) Kelley (4-3) Whalley (2-1) Kelley (5-3) Snooks (9-0) Kelley (5-4) Snooks (9-1) Kelley (6-4) Kelley (7-4) Whalley (3-1) Snooks (10-1) Snooks (10-2) Kelley (7-5) Kelley (8-5) Kelley (9-5) Kelley (9-6) Snooks (10-3) Snooks (10-4) Kelley (10-6) Kelley (11-6) Snooks (11-4) Whalley (4-1) Kelley (12-6) Snooks (11-5) Kelley (13-6) Kelley (14-6) Kelley (15-6) Kelley (16-6) Kelley (17-6) Kelley (18-6) Kelley (19-6) Kelley (20-6) Kelley (21-6) Whalley (5-1) Kelley (22-6) Kelley (23-6) Kelley (23-7) Kelley (24-7) Kelley (24-8) Kelley (25-8) Snooks (11-6)

2009 OVERALL STATISTICS Record: 41-15

Home: 14-5

Batting Player Leigh Godfrey Kristen Shifflett Nichole Beall Sarah Himan Shannon Keefe Michelle Beall Jenn Everhart Hope Creasy Lauren Williams

AVG .469 .381 .360 .356 .298 .295 .255 .213 .206

Kristy Brewer Taylor Cunningham Meredith Moore Nicole Dailey Alex Roderick Totals Opponents

.500 38-0 .237 36-6 .230 35-23 .176 21-0 .163 29-14 .314 56 .261 56

GP-GS 51-51 56-56 56-56 56-56 53-53 52-49 56-56 55-54 50-30

Away: 16-5

AB R 179 58 181 53 161 37 177 28 161 25 129 18 161 26 150 15 68 15

H 84 69 58 63 48 38 41 32 14

2B 3B HR RBI 18 4 8 27 14 1 16 41 12 5 10 46 12 3 7 35 6 0 9 26 4 2 6 22 14 1 4 22 5 1 8 25 0 0 0 2

2 9 38 5 61 9 17 0 43 6 1528 304 1461 197

1 9 14 3 7 481 382

0 2 1 1 1 90 83

Neutral: 11-5 TB SLG% 134 .749 133 .735 110 .683 102 .576 81 .503 64 .496 69 .429 63 .420 14 .206

0 0 0 1 0 0 3 11 0 2 11 21 0 0 1 4 0 1 3 11 17 71 264 818 4 41 176 596

.500 .289 .344 .235 .256 .535 .408

Big South: 16-2

BB HBP SO OB% SF 10 2 9 .503 0 10 11 12 .441 2 15 3 31 .418 3 16 0 12 .405 2 1 1 18 .303 2 14 1 22 .366 1 18 1 20 .331 1 10 4 31 .275 3 6 0 10 .270 0

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1 2 6 3 3 115 135

0 9-12 3 1-1 3 2-2 0 0-1 0 1-2 29 118-151 196 35-49

0 0 1 0 1 25 33

1 2 15 4 13 200 196

.667 .275 .304 .300 .234 .369 .336

0 0 1 0 0 15 33

SB-ATT 24-30 14-20 15-17 3-5 13-16 3-3 16-18 5-7 12-17

PO A E FLD% 85 5 1 .989 83 136 17 .928 54 98 9 .944 133 29 2 .988 34 2 5 .878 276 32 7 .978 143 94 8 .967 53 7 1 .984 48 2 1 .980 1 0 0 1.000 3 8 0 1.000 77 14 2 .978 5 0 0 1.000 128 6 4 .971 1142 516 58 .966 1111 468 62 .962

LOB - Team (301), Opp (344). DPs Turned - Team (24), Opp (20). IBB - Team (3), Everhart (2), Himan (1), Opp (4). Picked off - Himan, Keefe, Brewer, Williams. Pitching Player Leigh Godfrey Chelsea Kelley Kellie Snooks Rebecca Whalley TOTALS OPPONENTS

ERA 0.00 2.55 2.93 4.74 2.89 4.63

W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER 0-0 1-0 0 0/0 0 1.0 4 2 0 25-8 47-35 13 1/0 4 208.2 193 88 76 11-6 41/15 3 0/1 2 126.2 138 74 53 5-1 24/6 1 1/1 0 44.1 47 33 30 41-15 56/56 17 3/1 6 380.2 382 197 157 15-41 56/56 19 1/0 1 370/1 481 304 245

BB 0 58 44 33 135 115

SO 0 111 53 32 196 200

2B 0 44 31 8 83 90

3B HR 0 0 2 22 1 14 1 5 4 41 17 71

B/Avg .571 .248 .279 .260 .261 .315

WP 0 3 7 12 22 25

HBP SHA SFA 0 0 0 17 28 3 9 11 5 7 3 0 33 42 8 25 29 15

PB - Team (4), Himan, Opp (12). Pickoffs - Team (4), Himan (4), Opp (4). SBA/ATT - Himan (19-28), Kelley (19-28), Moore (16-21), Snooks (12-17), Whalley (4-4).

Miscellaneous Stats Multiple Hit Games Leigh Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Kristen Shifflett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Sarah Himan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Shannon Keefe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Multiple RBI Games Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Kristen Shifflett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Shannon Keefe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sarah Himan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Jenn Everhart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Hitting Streaks Leigh Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Leigh Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 (Current) Kristen Shifflett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Radford hit a school record 71 home runs in 2009, setting a new school record for the fifth straight year.

2009 BIG SOUTH STATISTICS Record: 16-2

Home: 6-1

Batting Player Leigh Godfrey Sarah Himan Shannon Keefe Kristen Shifflett Nichole Beall Michelle Beall Jenn Everhart Lauren Williams Hope Creasy

AVG .582 .500 .412 .397 .356 .289 .226 .192 .173

GP-GS 18-18 18-18 16-16 18-18 18-18 15-14 18-18 17-12 18-18

Taylor Cunningham Nicole Dailey Alex Roderick Meredith Moore Kristy Brewer Totals Opponents

.417 .250 .182 .063 .000 .354 .263

13-1 5-0 7-4 10-7 11-0 18 18

Away: 10-1

Neutral: 0-0

AB R 67 26 58 14 51 7 63 21 59 11 45 5 53 8 26 7 52 6

H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% 39 10 1 2 12 57 .851 29 4 2 3 16 46 .793 21 2 0 3 9 32 .627 25 5 1 2 12 38 .603 21 4 2 3 21 38 .644 13 2 1 2 7 26 .578 12 6 0 2 8 24 .453 5 0 0 0 0 5 .192 9 1 0 2 6 16 .308

BB HBP SO OB% SF 4 0 3 .606 0 5 0 5 .531 1 0 0 2 .404 1 2 4 2 .443 1 4 0 9 .379 3 4 0 6 .347 0 7 0 9 .317 0 1 0 3 .222 0 3 4 10 .267 1

12 4 11 16 0 517 494

5 1 2 1 0 183 130

0 1 0 1 0 32 30

2 0 1 3 3 114 58

0 1 0 0 0 35 33

0 0 0 0 0 7 1

0 0 0 1 0 21 14

2 0 1 3 0 98 55

5 2 2 4 0 295 207

.417 .500 .182 .250 .000 .571 .419

0 0 0 1 0 9 9

0 1 5 4 0 59 69

.417 .400 .182 .158 .000 .396 .315

SH SB-ATT 0 11-13 4 2-3 0 6-8 0 4-6 0 5-5 2 0-0 1 4-5 2 6-6 0 2-3

0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 8 12 4 14

0-0 0-0 0-1 1-1 2-4 43-55 5-7

PO 38 47 6 28 17 97 41 21 24

A 1 7 0 50 25 14 26 0 2

E FLD% 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 6 .929 2 .955 2 .982 1 .985 0 1.000 0 1.000

1 2 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 31 2 0 1.000 21 5 0 1.000 0 0 0 .000 381 159 12 .978 366 160 26 .953

LOB - Team (100), Opp (114). DPs Turned - Team (6), Opp (9). IBB - Team (1), Himan (1), Opp (1). Picked off - Keefe, Williams. Pitching Player ERA W-L APP-GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR B/Avg WP HBP SHA SFA Chelsea Kelley 2.19 13-1 17-13 6 0/0 1 86.1 80 33 27 13 48 19 0 8 .245 0 6 12 1 Kellie Snooks 3.73 2-1 12-4 0 0/0 2 30.0 36 19 16 12 13 10 1 6 .303 0 0 2 3 Rebecca Whalley 3.94 1-0 5-1 0 0/0 0 10.2 14 6 6 5 8 4 0 0 .292 4 3 0 0 TOTALS 2.70 16-2 18-18 6 0/0 3 127.0 130 58 49 30 69 33 1 14 .263 4 9 14 4 OPPONENTS 5.34 2-16 18-18 8 0/0 0 122.0 183 114 93 32 59 35 7 21 .354 8 9 12 8 PB - Team (1), Himan (1), Opp (2). Pickoffs - Team (1), Himan (1), Opp (2). SBA/ATT - Himan (4-6), Kelley (5-6), Snooks (0-1), Moore (1-1).

Miscellaneous Stats Multiple Hit Games Leigh Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Sarah Himan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Kristen Shifflett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Shannon Keefe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Multiple RBI Games Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Sarah Himan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Leigh Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Shannon Keefe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Kristen Shifflett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

The Highlanders turned six of their school record 24 double plays during conference play.

Hitting Streaks Leigh Godfrey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Kristen Shifflett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Sarah Himan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Nichole Beall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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RADFORD SOFTBALL HISTORY ASHLEY CARLSON

Ashley Carlson, a four-year starter in the

outfield for Radford, became the first Highlander softball player to compete professionally when she landed a roster spot on May 25, 2008 with the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch League (NPF). Carlson, a two-year member of the Bandits, played a key role off the bench as Chicago won its first NPF Championship in 2008. The Bandits made their magical run from worst to first, winning their final 15 games, culminating with a 6-4 victory over the Washington Glory in the championship game to win the Cowles Cup Trophy on Aug. 24. In her first professional start on June 9, Carlson helped the Bandits in a 14-1 victory over the Akron Racers with three singles and a sacrifice bunt. She also scored a pair of runs and had an RBI. She finished her rookie season batting .286 (4-14) with 12 runs scored and an RBI. She tied for third on the team with eight stolen bases. Carlson, a two-time All-Big South performer, was a key factor in the success of Radford softball over the past four years. The Highlanders won 169 games during her time roaming the outfield. Carlson’s speed and quick hands contributed to her breaking both the career hits and steals records at Radford, while landing in the top five in the Big South in both those categories. The 2008 graduate played in 257 games, making 254 starts. She batted .313 with 255 hits, eight doubles, eight triples, 30 RBI and 139 runs scored. She also stole 98 career bases, leading the Big South in that category her final three seasons.

ESPNU A Winning Tradition

For the past three seasons, Radford softball has enjoyed national television exposure on ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, which included the first nationally televised game from RU Softball Field on April 19, 2009 against Winthrop. The Highlanders made the most of that game, a 9-4 victory, and the previous two with wins at Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. The contest at Winthrop on May 6, 2007 was the first-ever nationally televised softball game for the Big South Conference which saw the Highlanders clobber 19 hits and defeat the Eagles, 9-2.

Games

Radford 9, Winthrop 2 (May 6, 2007, Rock Hill, S.C.) Radford 6, Coastal Carolina 4 (April 27, 2008, Conway, S.C.) Radford 9, Winthrop 4 (April 19, 2009, Radford, Va.)

Highlights

19 Hits at Winthrop in Inaugural Game on May 6, 2007 Sarah Himan 4-4 at Winthrop (May 6) Nichole Beall: 4-4, HR, 4 RBI vs. Winthrop (April 19) Himan records a hit in her first seven at bats and is 8-for-11 in three games

SEASON-BY-SEASON RESULTS Year Coach Overall 1992 Jeff Woods 6-25 1993 Jeff Woods 6-28 1994 Jeff Woods 11-32 1995 Jeff Woods 20-33 1996 Charlie Gunter 33-24 1997 Charlie Gunter 25-29 1998 Charlie Gunter 26-27 1999 Kami Sutton 25-27 2000 Kami Sutton 9-50 2001 Kami Sutton 24-35-1 2002 Sutton/Woods/Whitney 18-41* 2003 Amy Kvilhaug 17-36 2004 Amy Kvilhaug 31-32 2005 Amy Kvilhaug 39-25 2006 Amy Kvilhaug 40-22 2007 Mickey Dean 44-27 2008 Mickey Dean 46-15 2009 Mickey Dean 41-15 Totals 461-524-1 (.468)

Conference 1-10 1-11 3-9 4-10 7-8 6-10 12-4 10-4 2-8 6-3 5-5 (3rd) 6-4 6-6 8-4 9-3 (2nd) 9-6 (3rd) 13-2 (2nd) 16-2 (1st) 124-109 (.532)

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS Coach Years Jeff Woods* 1992-95, 2003 Charlie Gunter 1996-98 Kami Sutton* 1999-02 Kari Whitney* 2002 Amy Kvilhaug 2003-06 Mickey Dean 2007-pr. * Sutton was 7-28, Woods & Whitney 11-13 in 2002

Record 54-131 84-80 41-105 11-13 127-115 131-57

NO HITTERS/PERFECT GAMES PERFECT GAMES

Bre Felix...................................................... vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 3/26/04

No Hitters

Ashley Taylor........................................................................... vs. Liberty, 4/12/06 Ashley Taylor................ vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Conway, S.C.), 3/19/06 Bre Felix.............................................................................. vs. Delaware, 2/27/05

SINGLE GAME/TEAM RECORDS TEAM RECORDS Team

Games Played................................................................................................ 71 (2007) Games Won.................................................................................................... 46 (2008) Home Wins.................................................................................................... 17 (2006) Road Wins...................................................................................................... 16 (2009) Winning Streak...............................................................................16 (4/17/08-5/8/08) Home Winning Streak.....................................................................18 (5/6/05-5/12/06) Road Winning Streak......................................................................8 (3/24/08-4/12/08) Fewest Games Lost.............................................................................. 15 (2008, 2009) Most Games Lost........................................................................................... 50 (2000) Losing Streak................................................................................21 (2/13/00-3/17/00) Consecutive Home Losses..........................................................10 (4/14/93-3/17/94)a Consecutive Road Losses...............................................................18 (4/21/99-5/6/00) Winning Percentage....................................................................... .754 (46-15) (2008)

Batting

Batting Average.............................................................................................315 (2009) Lowest Batting Average ..............................................................................204 (1992) At Bats........................................................................................................1864 (2007) Runs Scored..................................................................................................320 (2007) Hits................................................................................................................554 (2007) Doubles...........................................................................................................98 (2007) Triples.............................................................................................................18 (2004) Home Runs.....................................................................................................71 (2009) Slugging Percentage.....................................................................................535 (2009) Total Bases....................................................................................................824 (2007) Walks.............................................................................................................144 (1996) Strikeouts......................................................................................................333 (2004) Hit by Pitches..................................................................................................26 (2008) On Base Percentage......................................................................................369 (2009) Stolen Bases..................................................................................................128 (2007) Stolen Bases Attempted................................................................................174 (2007) Sacrifice Hits...................................................................................................60 (2006) Sacrifice Flies.................................................................................................15 (2009)

Pitching

Lowest ERA.................................................................................................1.26 (2006) Highest ERA............................................................................................... 6.10 (1993) Complete Games.............................................................................................50 (2005) Innings.......................................................................................................477.2 (2007) Strikeouts......................................................................................................492 (2007) Fewest Walks..................................................................................................61 (1996) Most Walks...................................................................................................165 (2000) Opponent’s Batting Average.........................................................................189 (2006) Shutouts..........................................................................................................20 (2006) Saves.................................................................................................................9 (2008) Fewest Runs Allowed...................................................................................116 (2006) Fewest Earned Runs Allowed.........................................................................75 (2006) Most Runs Allowed......................................................................................416 (2000) Most Earned Runs Allowed..........................................................................289 (2000) Fewest Hits Allowed.....................................................................................248 (1992) Fewest Hits Per Game Allowed.....................................................................4.6 (2006) Most Hits Allowed........................................................................................578 (2000) Most Wild Pitches...........................................................................................43 (1993) Fewest Wild Pitches..........................................................................................6 (2006) Most Hit Batters..............................................................................................52 (2000) Fewest Hit Batters.............................................................................................2 (1992)

Fielding

Putouts........................................................................................................1429 (2007) Assists...........................................................................................................564 (2001) Fewest Errors..................................................................................................55 (2005) Most Errors...................................................................................................121 (1995) Errors (Game).......................................................................12 vs. Charlotte (2/28/93) Fielding Percentage.......................................................................................970 (2005) Lowest Fielding Pct......................................................................................908 (1994) Double Plays...................................................................................................24 (2009) Fewest Passed Balls..........................................................................................4 (2009) Most Passed Balls...........................................................................................28 (2001)

Ashley Carlson (2005-08) holds the single-season and career marks in hits and stolen bases.

SINGLE GAME RECORDS Team

Runs Scored..........................................24 (W, 24-2) at North Carolina A&T, 2/26/02 Runs (Inning)................................................15 (4th) at North Carolina A&T, 2/26/02 Hits............................................................................... 20 vs. Davis & Elkins, 3/22/96 Home Runs......................................................................... 5 vs. Georgetown, 3/25/06 Stolen Bases............................... 7 at Gardner-Webb, 3/29/09; at Norfolk St., 2/29/04 Walks................................................................. 21 at at North Carolina A&T, 2/26/02

Individual Batting

At Bats...........................................6, Deana Benner, at North Carolina A&T, 2/26/02 Runs Scored...................................................................................4 by several players ...........................................................................Leigh Godfrey at Marshall, 4/8/09* ................................ Leigh Godfrey & Kristen Shifflett at Gardner-Webb, 3/29/09* Hits......................................................... 5, Leigh Godfrey at Gardner-Webb, 2/29/09 ...................................................................Melissa Pickel vs. St. Joseph’s (3/23/96) Doubles............................... 3, Alex Roderick vs. Detroit, 3/17/07 (Cullowhee, N.C.) Triples...............................................2, Suzie Rath vs. Charleston Southern (3/22/95) Home Runs.................................................................................................2 (12 times) ...........................................................Kristen Shifflett at North Carolina (5/15/09)* ......................................Leigh Godfrey vs. Campbell, 5/15/09 (Chapel Hill, N.C.)* ...................................................................... Michelle Beall vs. Winthrop, 4/18/09* ...... Shannon Keefe at Liberty, 4/22/09; vs. St. John’s, 3/14/09 (Honolulu, Hawai’i)* .................................................................................................................................... Total Bases...................................................................................................9, six times ......................................Leigh Godfrey vs. Campbell, 5/15/09 (Chapel Hill, N.C.)* .......................................................................... Shannon Keefe at Liberty, 4/22/09* ...................................................................... Michelle Beall vs. Winthrop, 4/18/09* RBI...................... 6, Ashley Taylor vs. UNC Wilmington (3/17/07, Cullowhee, N.C.) ................................ Sara Beth Clayton, vs. East Tennessee State (Bristol, 4/21/04) Stolen Bases.............................................................................................. 3, nine times ................................... 3, Nichole Beall vs. Campbell, 5/15/09 (Chapel Hill, N.C.)* .......................................................................3, Leigh Godfrey at Marshall, 4/8/09* Walks............................................... 5, Payton Nash at North Carolina A&T (2/26/02)

Individual Pitching

Innings..................................................... 12.0, Deana Benner vs. Winthrop (2/26/00) Strikeouts...........................................16, Ashley Taylor vs. Coastal Carolina (4/6/07) Most Walks..................................................10, Jennifer Williams vs. Rider (3/27/92) Runs/Earned Runs Allowed...........................15, Melanie Napier vs. Furman (3/5/93) Hits Allowed.............................................21, Kerrie Pingley vs. Penn State (2/26/94) *Most recent

INDVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS BATTING Batting Average (min. 2.0 AB/team games) 1. Leigh Godfrey 2009 2. Melissa Pickel 1996 3. Melissa Pickel 1995 4. Kristen Shifflett 2009 5. Suzie Rath 1993 6. Ashley Carlson 2007 7. Hope Creasy 2008 8. Shannon Keefe 2008 9. Kate Neuman 1993 10. Nichole Beall 2009

.469 .420 .405 .381 .380 .377 .368 .366 .362 .360

Hits 1. Ashley Carlson 2. Leigh Godfrey 3. Cassie Rhodes 4. Melissa Pickel 5. Kristen Shifflett 6. Lara Wohlgemuth Shelly Guy Melissa Pickel 10. Payton Nash Suzie Rath

2007 2009 2007 1996 2009 2005 2001 1995 2001 1996

92 84 81 74 69 66 66 66 65 65

Doubles 1. Melissa Pickel 2. Alex Roderick 3. Leigh Godfrey 4. Shelly Guy 5. Chassity Chronick Macy Price Ashley Smith Kristen Shifflett 9. Payton Nash Ashley Taylor Cassie Rhodes Kristen Shifflett Jenn Everhart

1995 2007 2009 2001 1997 1997 2004 2008 2001 2007 2007 2009 2009

21 19 18 16 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 14 14

1994 1995 2007 2004 2009

7 7 7 6 5

Triples 1. Suzie Rath Suzie Rath Cassie Rhodes 4. Sara Beth Clayton 5. Nichole Beall 6. Seven tied at four

Suzie Rath (1993-96) holds the single-season and career marks for runs scored and triples.

Home Runs 1. Kristen Shifflett 2. Melissa Pickel Ashley Taylor 4. Vicki Madden 5. Ashley Smith Shannon Keefe Nichole Beall 8. Alex Roderick Shannon Keefe 10. Melissa Pickel Ashley Smith Cassie Rhodes Hope Creasy

2009 1996 2007 2008 2005 2008 2009 2007 2009 1999 2003 2008 2009

16 12 12 11 10 10 10 9 9 8 8 8 8

RBI 1. Melissa Pickel 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Cassie Rhodes Nichole Beall 5. Shelly Guy 6. Kristen Shifflett 7. Sara Beth Clayton Hope Creasy 9. Melissa Pickel 10. Payton Nash Alex Roderick Sarah Himan Cassie Rhodes

1996 2007 2007 2009 2001 2009 2004 2008 1999 2001 2007 2008 2008

56 48 46 46 42 41 39 39 38 37 37 37 37

Runs Scored 1. Suzie Rath 2. Leigh Godfrey 3. Kristen Shifflett 4. Ashley Carlson 5. Melissa Pickel 6. Cassie Rhodes 7. Kristen Shifflett 8. Suzie Rath Lara Wohlgemuth Cassie Rhodes

1996 2009 2009 2007 1996 2007 2008 1995 2004 2008

61 58 53 50 49 40 39 38 38 38

Walks 1. Lara Wohlgemuth 2. Ashleigh Brooks 3. Melissa Pickel Suzie Rath Payton Nash 6. Ashley Smith Ashley Taylor Donita Brady Ashley Taylor 10. Suzie Rath

2004 2002 1996 1995 2002 2005 2005 2002 2007 1996

27 25 21 21 21 20 20 20 20 19

Stolen Bases 1. Ashley Carlson 2. Suzie Rath 3. Ashley Carlson 4. Leigh Godfrey 5. Sarah Ogilvie 6. Donita Brady Cassie Rhodes 8. Ashley Carlson 9. Suzie Rath 10. Suzie Rath Donita Brady

2007 1996 2008 2009 1999 2001 2007 2006 1995 1994 2000

36 32 27 24 23 22 22 21 19 18 18

Slugging Percentage 1. Leigh Godfrey 2009 2. Kristen Shifflett 2009 3. Melissa Pickel 1996 4. Vicki Madden 2008

.749 .735 .733 .689

5. Nichole Beall 6. Shannon Keefe 7. Melissa Pickel 8. Stacie Morioka 9. Shelly Guy 10. Macy Price

2009 2008 1995 2000 2001 1998

.683 .675 .663 .619 .608 .594

Total Bases 1. Leigh Godfrey 2. Kristen Shifflett 3. Cassie Rhodes 4. Melissa Pickel 5. Shelly Guy 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Nichole Beall 8. Melissa Pickel 9. Sarah Himan 10. Suzie Rath

2009 2009 2007 1996 2001 2007 2009 1995 2009 1996

134 133 130 129 115 114 110 108 102 100

On Base Percentage 1. Leigh Godfrey 2009 2. Melissa Pickel 1996 3. Melissa Pickel 1995 4. Vicki Madden 2008 5. Suzie Rath 1993 6. Kristen Shifflett 2009 7. Suzie Rath 1996 8. Nichole Beall 2009 9. Hope Creasy 2008 10. Amy Hausman 1996 Ashleigh Brooks 1999

.503 .485 .450 .443 .442 .441 .421 .418 .414 .408 .408

At Bats 1. Ashley Carlson 2. Cassie Rhodes 3. Jenn Everhart 4. Lara Wohlgemuth 5. Ashley Taylor 6. Ashley Carlson 7. Hope Creasy 8. Lara Wohlgemuth 9. Ashley Carlson 10. Ashley Smith

2007 2007 2007 2005 2007 2005 2007 2004 2008 2005

244 229 215 214 208 199 196 194 190 189

Sacrifice Hits 1. Jenn Everhart 2. Lindsay Woody 3. Ashley Carlson 4. Ashleigh Brooks 5. Tracy Parks 6. Ashley Carlson 7. Ashley Carlson Lindsay Woody Stephanie Fields Lori Reilly Patty Gavin

2007 2004 2005 2001 1999 2006 2007 2003 1998 1997 1992

18 17 14 13 11 10 9 9 9 9 9

1996

4

2008 2009 2004 2005 1993 2003 2004 2004 2001 1994 2008

12 11 10 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4

Sacrifice Flies 1. Melissa Pickel 2. 11 tied at three Hit By Pitch 1. Kristen Shifflett 2. Kristen Shifflett 3. Ashley Smith 4. Ashley Smith Leigh Gardner 6. Tina Rogers Ashley Smith Glynn Tolleson Donita Brady Diane Raisovich Vicki Madden

INDVIDUAL SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS PITCHING Wins 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix 3. Chelsea Kelley 4. Ashley Taylor 5. Bre Felix 6. Ashley Taylor Sheree’ Fletcher 8. Bre Felix 9. Jennifer Shellhammer 10. Jennifer Bosley Laura Jewett

2008 2005 2009 2007 2007 2006 1996 2006 1998 2004 1996

29 26 25 23 21 20 20 16 14 13 13

ERA (Minimum 100 innings pitched) 1. Ashley Taylor 2006 1.20 2. Ashley Taylor 2008 1.25 3. Bre Felix 2006 1.64 4. Jennifer Shellhammer 1999 1.68 5. Sherree’ Fletcher 1996 1.82 6. Bre Felix 2005 1.91 7. Ashley Taylor 2007 2.01 8. Sheree’ Fletcher 1997 2.10 9. Laura Jewett 1996 2.18 10. Bre Felix 2007 2.50 Strikeouts 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Bre Felix Ashley Taylor 4. Bre Felix 6. Bre Felix 7. Jennifer Bosley 8. Ashley Taylor 9. Jennifer Shellhammer 10. Jennifer Shellhammer Jennifer Bosley

2007 2008 2006 2006 2005 2007 2003 2005 1999 1998 2004

266 227 213 213 205 200 139 136 131 126 126

Appearances 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Chelsea Kelley 3. Ashley Taylor 4. Kellie Snooks 5. Bre Felix 6. Deana Benner Bre Felix 8. Sheree’ Fletcher 9. Jennifer Bosley Deana Benner Sheree’ Fletcher

2008 2009 2007 2009 2005 2003 2007 1995 2004 2003 1996

50 47 44 41 40 38 38 35 34 34 34

Starts 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Bre Felix 4. Chelsea Kelley 5. Ashley Taylor Sheree’ Fletcher 7. Bre Felix 8. Jennifer Bosley 9. Bre Felix Ashley Taylor Jennifer Bosley Sheree’ Fletcher

2008 2007 2005 2009 2006 1995 2007 2003 2006 2005 2004 1994

39 38 36 35 30 30 29 27 26 26 26 26

Complete Games 1. Bre Felix 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Ashley Taylor 4. Ashley Taylor

2005 2008 2007 2006

29 28 27 25

5. Deana Benner 6. Bre Felix Ashley Taylor 8. Bre Felix Deana Benner Laura Jewett Sheree’ Fletcher

2000 2006 2005 2007 2003 1997 1995

24 20 20 19 19 19 19

Solo Shutouts 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Ashley Taylor Jennifer Bosley Bre Felix 5. Bre Felix 6. Ashley Taylor 7. Seven tied at three

2006 2008 2004 2005 2006 2007

9 8 8 8 7 5

Innings Pitched 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Bre Felix 4. Chelsea Kelley 5. Ashley Taylor 6. Bre Felix 7. Deana Benner 8. Ashley Taylor 9. Deana Benner 10. Bre Felix

2008 2007 2005 2009 2006 2007 2003 2005 2000 2006

251.2 251.1 234.2 208.2 205.0 201.2 190.1 188.2 186.1 179.2

Fewest Walks (Min. 1. Brandy Winstead 2. Laura Jewett 3. Bre Felix 4. Brandy Winstead 5. Bre Felix Bre Felix 7. Sheree Fletcher Caroline Henderson 9. Bre Felix 10. Ashley Taylor Sheree’ Fletcher

100 IP) 2002 1996 2005 2001 2006 2007 1996 1995 2004 2005 1994

Fewest Wild Pitches (Min. 100 IP) 1. Ashley Taylor 2006 2. Chelsea Kelley 2009 Sheree’ Fletcher 1996 Laura Jewett 1996 Ashley Taylor 2008 6. Bre Felix 2006 Brandy Winstead 2001 Jennifer Overstreet 2001 9. Brandy Winstead 2002 Sheree’ Fletcher 1997 Caroline Henderson 1995 Sheree’ Fletcher 1994

Putouts 1. Sarah Himan 2. Amanda Walling 3. Laura Greshhan 4. Danielle Tompkins 5. Amanda Walling 6. Alex Roderick 7. Danielle Tompkins 8. Sarah Himan 9. Kelly Miles 10. Glynn Tolleson

2007 2006 2001 2005 2005 2007 2006 2008 2002 2003

473 458 404 401 363 350 338 318 312 287

Fielding Percentage (min. 75 attempts) 1. Amanda Walling 2006 2. Danielle Tompkins 2005 3. Sarah Himan 2007 4. Sarah Himan 2008 5. Kelly Miles 2002 Chassity Chronick 1997 7. Sara Beth Clayton 2004 8. Leigh Godfrey 2009 9. Sarah Himan 2009 Amanda Walling 2005 Amber Drexel 2004

.996 .995 .994 .992 .991 .991 .990 .989 .988 .988 .988

13 16 23 23 25 27 28 28 29 30 30 1 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 6 6

FIELDING Assists 1. Kelly Hartzog 2. Ashleigh Brooks 3. Ashleigh Brooks 4. Melissa Pickel 5. Kristen Shifflett 6. Kristen Shifflett 7. Melissa Pickel 8. Vicki Madden Melissa Pickel 10. Ashleigh Brooks Kelly Hartzog

2001 2000 2002 1996 2008 2009 1997 2008 1995 2001 2000

190 163 159 148 143 136 131 127 127 121 121

Sheree’ Fletcher (1994-97) became Radford’s first 20-game winner in 1996.

INDVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS BATTING Games Played 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Ashley Carlson 3. Cassie Rhodes 4. Jenn Everhart 5. Lara Wohlgemuth 6. Ashley Smith 7. Amanda Walling Ashleigh Brooks 9. Shelly Guy 10. Donita Brady

2005-08 2005-08 2005-08 2006-09 2001, 2003-05 2002-05 2003-06 1999-02 1998-01 2000-03

258 257 253 247 240 239 229 229 219 214

Games Started 1. Ashley Taylor Ashley Carlson 3. Cassie Rhodes 4. Jenn Everhart 5. Lara Wohlgemuth 6. Ashley Smith 7. Ashleigh Brooks 8. Amanda Walling 9. Shelly Guy Melissa Pickel

2005-08 2005-08 2005-08 2006-09 2001, 2003-05 2002-05 1999-02 2003-06 1998-01 1995-97, 99

255 255 252 246 240 239 227 218 213 213

Batting Average (min. 200 AB) 1. Melissa Pickel 1995-97, 99 2. Kristen Shifflett 2008-pr. 3. Sarah Himan 2007-pr. 4. Kate Neuman 1993-94 5. Shannon Keefe 2008-pr. 6. Suzie Rath 1993-96 Macy Price 1997-98 8. Payton Nash 2000-02 9. Ashley Carlson 2005-08 10. Sarah Oglivie 1998-00 Hits 1. Ashley Carlson 2. Melissa Pickel 3. Lara Wohlgemuth 4. Cassie Rhodes 5. Ashley Smith 6. Jenn Everhart 7. Suzie Rath 8. Ashley Taylor 9. Shelly Guy 10. Sarah Himan

2005-08 1995-97, 99 2001, 03-05 2005-08 2002-05 2006-09 1993-96 2005-08 1998-01 2007-pr.

.369 .352 .336 .329 .327 .324 .324 .317 .313 .305 255 240 228 226 204 196 192 189 184 180

Melissa Pickel (1995-97,99) remains Radford’s all-time leader in batting average, doubles, home runs and RBI.

Doubles 1. Melissa Pickel 2. Shelly Guy Ashley Taylor 4. Ashley Smith 5. Jenn Everhart 6. Cassie Rhodes Payton Nash 8. Sarah Himan 9. Suzie Rath 10. Chassity Chronick Kristen Shifflett

1995-97, 99 1998-01 2005-08 2002-05 2006-09 2005-08 2000-02 2007-pr. 1993-96 1995-97 2008-pr.

52 41 41 40 38 36 36 32 30 29 29

Triples 1. Suzie Rath 2. Cassie Rhodes 3. Melissa Pickel 4. Shelly Guy 5. Ashley Carlson Sara Beth Clayton Ashleigh Brooks Stacy Morioka Amy Hausman 10. Ashley Smith

1993-96 2005-08 1995-97, 99 1998-01 2005-08 2004-05 1999-02 1998-00 1996-98 2002-05

18 13 12 9 8 8 8 8 8 7

Home Runs 1. Melissa Pickel 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Ashley Smith Cassie Rhodes 5. Kristen Shifflett Shelly Guy 7. Hope Creasy 8. Shannon Keefe 9. Jenn Everhart 10. Sarah Himan

1995-97, 99 2005-08 2002-05 2005-08 2008-pr. 1998-01 2007-pr. 2008-pr. 2006-09 2007-pr.

31 30 22 22 21 21 20 19 18 14

Walks 1. Lara Wohlgemuth 2. Ashleigh Brooks 3. Suzie Rath 4. Ashley Taylor 5. Melissa Pickel 6. Jenn Everhart 7. Ashley Smith Donita Brady 9. Chrissy Talbot 10. Sarah Himan

2001, 03-05 1999-02 1993-96 2005-08 1995-97, 99 2006-09 2002-05 2000-03 1993-96 2007-pr.

RBI 1. Melissa Pickel 2. Ashley Taylor 3. Ashley Smith Cassie Rhodes 5. Shelly Guy 6. Jenn Everhart 7. Hope Creasy Sarah Himan 9. Amanda Walling Kate Neuman

1995-97, 99 2005-08 2002-05 2005-08 1998-01 2006-09 2007-pr. 2007-pr. 2003-06 1993-94

158 136 126 126 114 105 97 97 91 91

At Bats 1. Ashley Carlson 2. Cassie Rhodes 3. Lara Wohlgemuth 4. Jenn Everhart 5. Ashley Taylor 6. Ashley Smith 7. Melissa Pickel 8. Ashleigh Brooks 9. Shelly Guy 10. Amanda Walling

2005-08 2005-08 2001, 2003-05 2006-09 2005-08 2002-05 1995-97, 99 1999-02 1998-02 2003-06

Runs Scored 1. Suzie Rath 2. Melissa Pickel 3. Ashley Carlson 4. Cassie Rhodes 5. Lara Wohlgemuth 6. Jenn Everhart 7. Ashley Smith 8. Lori Reilly Donita Brady 10. Ashleigh Brooks

1993-96 1995-97, 99 2005-08 2005-08 2001, 2003-05 2006-09 2002-05 1995-98 2000-03 1999-02

Stolen Bases 1. Ashley Carlson 2. Suzie Rath 3. Donita Brady 4. Cassie Rhodes 5. Ashleigh Brooks Lara Wohlgemuth 7. Jenn Everhart 8. Sarah Ogilvie 9. Kristen Shifflett 10. Lauren Williams

2005-08 1993-96 2000-03 2005-08 1999-02 2001, 03-05 2006-09 1998-00 2008-pr. 2008-pr.

148 143 139 130 118 117 115 96 96 95 98 94 63 55 48 48 38 33 28 27

Bre Felix (2004-07) tossed Radford’s first perfect game on March 26, 2004 against Maryland-Eastern Shore.

70 66 65 63 59 57 56 56 49 43 814 773 757 734 726 707 650 624 623 601

PITCHING Wins 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix 3. Sheree’ Fletcher 4. Laura Jewett 5. Chelsea Kelley Deana Benner 7. Jennifer Shellhammer 8. Jennifer Bosley 9. Rebecca Whalley 10. Kellie Snooks Katie Moss

2005-08 2004-07 1994-97 1996-97 2008-pr. 2000-03 1998-99 2003-04 2008-09 2008-pr. 1998-99

84 74 48 37 27 27 26 20 16 15 15

ERA (min. 100 IP) 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Jennifer Shellhammer 3. Bre Felix 4. Chelsea Kelley 5. Kellie Snooks 6. Laura Jewett

2005-08 1998-99 2004-07 2008-pr. 2008-pr. 1996-99

1.74 2.17 2.33 2.64 2.73 2.91

INDVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS 7. Sheree’ Fletcher 8. Katie Moss 9. Caroline Henderson 10. Brandy Winstead

1994-97 1998-99 1995 2001-02

3.19 3.14 3.32 3.40

Strikeouts 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix 3. Deana Benner 4. Sheree’ Fletcher 5. Jennifer Bosley 6. Jennifer Shellhammer 7. Brandy Winstead 8. Laura Jewett 9. Chelsea Kelley 10. Rebecca Whalley

2005-08 2004-07 2000-03 1994-97 2003-04 1998-99 2001-02 1996-99 2008-pr. 2008-09

842 727 355 309 265 257 173 167 115 110

Shutouts 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix 3. Jennifer Bosley 4. Laura Jewett Sheree’ Fletcher 6. Jennifer Shellhammer 7. Deana Benner 8. Allison Carter Rebecca Whalley 10. Kat Peck

2005-08 2004-07 2003-04 1996-99 1994-97 1998-99 2000-03 2005-07 2008-09 2004

25 20 10 7 7 5 4 3 3 2

Complete Games 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix

2005-08 2004-07

100 79

3. Sheree’ Fletcher 4. Deana Benner 5. Laura Jewett 6. Jennifer Bosley 7. Jennifer Shellhammer 8. Kerrie Pingley 9. Brandy Winstead 10. Chelsea Kelley

1994-97 2000-03 1996-99 2003-04 1998-99 1993-94 2001-02 2008-09

65 62 50 30 28 18 17 13

Starts 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix 3. Sheree’ Fletcher 4. Deana Benner 5. Laura Jewett 6. Jennifer Bosley 7. Brandy Winstead Jennifer Shellhammer 9. Chelsea Kelley 10. Kerrie Pingley

2005-08 2004-07 1994-97 2000-03 1996-99 2003-04 2001-02 1998-99 2008-pr. 1993-94

133 111 99 79 78 53 39 39 35 32

Appearances 1. Ashley Taylor 2. Bre Felix 3. Sheree’ Fletcher 4. Deana Benner 5. Laura Jewett 6. Jennifer Bosley 7. Kellie Snooks 8. Brandy Winstead Chelsea Kelley 10. Rebecca Whalley

2005-08 2004-07 1994-97 2000-03 1996-99 2003-04 2008-pr. 2001-02 2008-pr. 2008-09

160 139 128 111 98 67 59 54 54 53

fielding Fielding PCT. (Min. 1. Sarah Himan 2. Kelly Miles 3. Danielle Tompkins 4. Sara Beth Clayton 5. Amanda Walling Chassity Chronick 7. Glynn Tolleson 8. Michelle Beall 9. Laura Greshhan 10. Alex Roderick

150 chances) 2007-pr. .992 (924) 2002-03 .990 (366) 2003-06 .988 (915) 2004-05 .985 (194) 2003-06 .984 (1057) 1995-97 .984 (523) 2003-04 .980 (389) 2009-pr. .978 (276) 2001 .977 (404) 2006-09 .976 (753)

Putouts 1. Amanda Walling 2. Sarah Himan 3. Danielle Tompkins 4. Alex Roderick 5. Shelly Guy 6. Lara Wohlegemuth 7. Chassity Chronick 8. Jenn Everhart 9. Cindy Larki 10. Laura Jewett

2003-06 2007-pr. 2003-06 2006-09 1998-01 2001, 03-05 1005-97 2006-09 1995-96 1996-99

1057 924 915 753 634 558 523 500 454 438

assists 1. Ashleigh Brooks 2. Melissa Pickel 3. Jenn Everhart 4. Lara Wohlgemuth 5. Cassie Rhodes

1999-02 1995-97, 99 2006-09 2001, 03-05 2005-08

550 480 357 301 292

Bold Denotes Current Players

Ashley Taylor (2005-08) left Radford as the program’s career leader in wins, strikeouts, shutouts, ERA, complete games, appearances and starts.

TEAM SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Wins 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2008 2007 2009 2006 2005

46 44 41 40 39

BATTING Batting Average 1. 2009 2. 2008 3. 2007 4. 1996 5. 1998

.315 .307 .297 .279 .275

Hits 1. 2. 4. 4. 5.

2007 2008 2009 2005 1996

554 484 481 441 426

Doubles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2007 2009 2008 1997 1996

98 90 83 70 68

Triples 1. 2. 4. 5.

2004 1997 2009 1996 2001 1998 2008

18 17 17 16 15 15 15

Home Runs 1. 2009 2. 2008 3. 2007 4. 2006 5. 2005

The 2008 Highlanders won a school record 46 contests.

71 57 48 42 32

RBI 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2007 2009 2008 1996 2005

265 264 262 247 216

Runs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2007 2009 2008 1996 2005

320 304 301 298 251

Walks 1. 2. 3. 5.

2002 1996 2009 2008 2005 2003

On Base Percentage 1. 2009 2. 2008 3. 1996 4. 1993 5. 2007

.369 .361 .346 .342 .338

Hit by Pitch 1. 2008 2. 2009 3. 2004 4. 2005 5. 2003 2000

28 25 21 18 17 17

145 144 115 115 112 112

Stolen Bases 1. 2007 2. 2009 3. 2008 4. 2001 5. 2003

Sacrifice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Flies 2009 2007 2008 1995 2004 2001

15 14 13 11 10 10

128 118 117 92 81

Slugging Percentage 1. 2009 2. 2008 3. 2007 4. 1996 5. 2006

Sacrifice 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Hits 2006 2007 2004 1997 2001

60 59 55 51 48

.535 .486 .442 .397 .385

Total Bases 1. 2007 2. 2009 3. 2008 4. 2005 5. 2006

Strikeouts 1. 2004 2. 2005 3. 2007 4. 2000 5. 2006

824 818 768 631 626

333 328 290 289 273

PITCHING ERA (Min. 100 innings) 1. 2006 1.26 2. 2008 1.81 3. 2005 2.28 4. 2007 2.51 5. 1996 2.52 Strikeouts 1. 2007 2. 2006 3. 2005 4. 2008 5. 2004

492 459 347 325 309

Shutouts 1. 2006 2. 2008 3. 2005 2004 5. 2007

20 13 12 12 10

Fewest Walks 1. 1996 2. 2005 3. 2006 4. 1992 5. 1999

61 67 73 83 87

Saves 1. 2. 5.

2008 1996 2009 2005 1997

9 6 6 4 4

Batting Avg. Against 1. 2006 2. 2008 3. 2007 4. 2005 5. 2009 1998

.189 .224 .231 .242 .261 .261

Complete Games 1. 2005 2. 2006 3. 2007 4. 2000 5. 1998

50 48 46 45 40

Innings Pitched 1. 2007 2. 2005 3. 2006 4. 2004 5. 2008

477.2 439.0 418.0 416.1 402.1

Fewest Wild Pitches 1. 2006 2. 1996 3. 1998 4. 1995 1996

6 10 14 15 15

FIELDING Putouts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2007 2005 2006 2004 2008

1429 1318 1253 1249 1207

Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2008 2001 2002 2009 2000

580 564 535 516 508

Errors 1. 2. 4. 5.

2005 2009 2006 2004 2003

55 58 58 64 74

Fielding 1. 2. 4. 5.

Pct. 2005 2009 2006 2004 2008

.970 .966 .966 .963 .957

Double Plays Turned 1. 2009 2. 2003 3. 2008 1996 5. 2007 1997

24 21 15 15 14 14

AWARDS AND HONORS Leigh Godfrey Sarah Himan Chelsea Kelley

Players of the Year Big South Player of the Year Melissa Pickel 1996 VaSID State Player of the Year Melissa Pickel

1996

Big South Pitcher of the Year Ashley Taylor Ashley Taylor Ashley Taylor Chelsea Kelley

2006 2007 2008 2009

Big South Coach of the Year Charlie Gunter (Co-Coach) 1996 Charlie Gunter 1998 Amy Kvilhaug (Co-Coach) 2005 Mickey Dean 2009 Vasid State Coach of the Year Mickey Dean 2009 Big South Freshman of the Year Melissa Pickel Shannon Keefe Leigh Godfrey

1995 2008 2009

VaSID Freshman of the Year Shannon Keefe 2008 Leigh Godfrey 2009

Region Selections NFCA First Team All-Region (Mid-Atlantic) Nichole Beall 2009

Hope Creasy 2009 Kellie Snooks 2009

Big South All-Tournament NFCA Scholar Athletes

2008 2009

Donita Brady 2002 Lindsay Woody 2002 Tournament MVP Hope Creasy 2008 2006 Kristen Shifflett 2009 Chelsea Kelley 2008 2007 Kellie Snooks 2008 2008 All-Tournament Team Nichole Beall 2009 Suzie Rath 1996 Chelsea Kelley 2009 Big South All-Conference Crystal Ray 1998 Alex Roderick 2009 Shelly Guy 1998 Rebecca Whalley 2009 First Team Melissa Pickel 1999 Suzie Rath (OF) 1993 Ashleigh Brooks 2000 VaSID All-State Suzie Rath (OF) 1995 Shelly Guy 2000 First Team Melissa Pickel (SS) 1996 Donita Brady 2002 Sheree’ Fletcher 1996 Macy Price (OF) 1998 Ashleigh Brooks 2002 Melissa Pickel 1996 Ashleigh Brooks (SS) 2001 Glynn Tolleson 2003 Macy Price 1997 Shelly Guy (C) 2001 Ashley Smith 2003 Macy Price 1998 Payton Nash (DP) 2001 Ashley Taylor 2006 Bre Felix 2005 Lara Wohlgemuth (2B) 2003 Jenn Everhart 2006 Ashley Smith 2005 Kat Peck (DP) 2004 Cassie Rhodes 2006 Ashley Taylor 2006 Bre Felix (P) 2005 Sarah Himan 2007 Hope Creasy 2008 Ashley Smith (OF) 2005 Michelle Carlson 2007 Sarah Himan 2008 Amanda Walling (C) 2005 Ashley Taylor 2007 Vicki Madden 2008 Anne Tatum (OF) 2006 Ashley Taylor 2008 Ashley Taylor 2008 Ashley Taylor (P) 2006 Jenn Everhart 2009 Jenn Everhart 2009 Amanda Walling (C) 2006 Leigh Godfrey 2009 Leigh Godfrey 2009 Cassie Rhodes (SS) 2007 Chelsea Kelley 2009 Sarah Himan 2009 Ashley Taylor (P) 2007 Kristen Shifflett 2009 Chelsea Kelley 2009 Hope Creasy (OF) 2008 Kristen Shifflett 2009 Jenn Everhart (2B) 2008 Academics Sarah Himan (C) 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic Second Team Shannon Keefe (UT) 2008 All-District Bre Felix 2006 Vicki Madden (3B) 2008 Kellie Snooks (2nd) 2009 Anne Tatum 2006 Kristen Shifflett (SS) 2008 Amanda Walling 2006 Ashley Taylor (P) 2008 Big South All-Academic Team Ashley Carlson 2007 Nichole Beall (3B) 2009 Laura Jewett 1997 Hope Creasy 2007 Leigh Godfrey (OF) 2009 Laura Jewett 1998 Cassie Rhodes 2007 Sarah Himan (C) 2009 Sarah Ogilvie 1999 Ashley Taylor (DP & P) 2007 Chelsea Kelley (P) 2009 Shelly Guy 2000 Ashley Carlson 2008 Kristen Shifflett (SS) 2009 Shelly Guy 2001 Jenn Everhart 2008 Payton Nash 2002 Kristen Shifflett 2008 Second Team Donita Brady 2003 Nichole Beall 2009 Melissa Pickel (SS) 1995 Lindsay Woody 2004 Shannon Keefe 2009 Suzie Rath (OF) 1996 Lara Wohlgemuth 2005 Sheree’ Fletcher (P) 1996 Michelle Carlson 2006 Maci Price (OF) 1997 Michelle Carlson 2007 Lori Reilly (OF) 1998 Jennifer Shellhammer (P) 1998 Sarah Oglivie (OF) 1999 Melissa Pickel (2B) 1999 Jennifer Shellhammer (P) 1999 Lara Wohlgemuth (2B) 2001 Deana Benner (P) 2002 Ashleigh Brooks (3B) 2002 Ashley Smith (OF) 2002 Hallie East (3B) 2003 Ashley Smith (OF) 2003 Lindsay Woody (DP) 2003 Sara Beth Clayton (OF) 2004 Bre Felix (P) 2004 Lara Wohlgemuth (2B) 2005 Bre Felix (P) 2006 Cassie Rhodes (SS) 2006 Macy Price (1997-98) earned back-to-back allDanielle Tompkins (UT) 2006 state accolades in 1997 and 1998. Ashley Carlson (OF) 2007 Alex Roderick (1B) 2007 Ashley Taylor (DP) 2007 Ashley Carlson (OF) 2008 NFCA Second Team All-Region (Southeast) Ashley Taylor Ashley Taylor Ashley Taylor

Shelly Guy (1998-01) was the first Highlander catcher to earn first team Big South honors in 2001.

2009 Jenn Everhart (2B) 2009 Shannon Keefe (OF) 2009

RECORDS VERSUS OPPONENTS TEAM

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Adelphi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Akron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Appalachian State . . . . . . . . . . . 9-5 Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Austin Peay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Barton College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Bentley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Binghamton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Birmingham-Southern . . . . . . . 11-4 Boston College . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Boston University . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Bucknell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1-1 Buffalo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 California (Pa.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Cal Poly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Cal-Riverside . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Cal-Santa Barbara . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-17 Canisius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Carson-Newman . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Catawba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Charleston Southern . . . . . . 34-20 Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13 Cleveland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Coastal Carolina . . . . . . . . . 19-30 Colgate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-1 College of Charleston . . . . . . . . 1-2

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Cornell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Davis & Elkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Delaware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Delaware State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 Drexel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 East Tennessee State . . . . . . . 14-6 East Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-21 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3 Eastern Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Elon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-4 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Florida Gulf Coast . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Florida International . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Florida State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Fordham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-3 Furman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Gardner-Webb . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2 George Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-7 George Washington . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Georgetown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-0 Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Georgia Southern . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Hampton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 Harvard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Hawai’i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Hofstra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Howard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Illinois-Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Illinois State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

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Indiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Indiana State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Iona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Iowa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Iowa State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Jacksonville State . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 James Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-6 Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Lehigh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-22 Lipscomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Long Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Longwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-6 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Loyola Marymount . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Manhattan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Mansfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Marist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Marshall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-3 UMBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-17 Maryland-Eastern Shore . . . . . . 3-0 Massachusetts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Mercer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Michigan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . 0-1 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Mississippi State . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Mt. Olive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Mount St. Mary’s . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0

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Niagara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Norfolk State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 North Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-8 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . 8-1 UNC Asheville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 UNC Greensboro . . . . . . . . . 13-28 North Carolina State . . . . . . . . . 2-3 UNC Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . 14-5 Northern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Nova Southeastern . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Oakland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Oregon State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Penn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Penn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Presbyterian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Quinnipiac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-1 Rhode Island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Robert Morris . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Rutgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 Sacred Heart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Andrews . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Bonaventure . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 St. Francis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 St. John’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 St. Joseph’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 St. Peter’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 San Jose State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Santa Clara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Seton Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1

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Shippensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Slippery Rock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . 1-0 South Dakota State . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 USC Upstate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Southeast Missouri . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Stony Brook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Stetson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Syracuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 UT-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Texas A&M Corpus Christi . . . . . 4-4 Texas-El Paso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Toledo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1 Towson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-2 Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Valparaiso . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Villanova . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-13 Virginia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-24 Wagner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-0 Western Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-1 Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 Winthrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-28 Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-2 Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 Yale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 2010 Opponents in Bold

Radford’s 2006 squad won 40 games (40-22) for the first time in school history.

2010 TOURNAMENTS/BIG SOUTH OPPONENTS HIGHLANDER CLASSIC

NFCA LEADOFF CLASSIC

March 20-21 w Radford, Va.

February 26-28 w Columbus, Ga.

Location: RU Softball Field Participants: Radford, Albany, Kent State, Siena Year of Tournament: Fourth Tournament Record: 12-2 Past Champions: Radford (2004, 2006) Harvard (2009)

Location: South Commons Stadium and Complex Opponents: Louisiana Lafayette, Kent State, Illinois, Illinois State, Missouri Year of Tournament: 15th Past Results: First Appearance

Radford’s Schedule March 20.......................................................ALBANY w 2:00 March 20............................................................SIENA w 4:00 March 21................................................ KENT STATE w 2:00 March 21................... Consolation/Championship w 2:00/4:00

Radford’s Schedule Feb. 26................ Louisiana Lafayette/Kent State w 1:30/4:00 Feb. 26............................................................... Illinois w 1:30 Feb. 27...................................................... Illinois State w 6:30 Feb. 28.................................................... Missouri w 10:00 am

USF UNDER ARMOUR SHOWCASE

USF UNDER ARMOUR CLASSIC

March 5-7 w Clearwater, Fla.

March 12-14 w Clearwater, Fla.

Location: Eddie C. Moore Complex Opponents: UAB, Central Michigan, St. Joseph’s, Toledo, Villanova, Year of Tournament: Third Tournament Record: 2-2 (2008)

Location: Eddie C. Moore Complex Opponents: Ball State, Boston College, Fairfield, Middle Tennessee State, Temple Year of Tournament: Third Tournament Record: First Appearance

Radford’s Schedule March 5.......................................UAB/Toledo w 9:30 am/1:30 March 6...................................................... St. Joseph’s w 5:00 March 6..........................................................Villanova w 7:00 March 7............................................. Central Michigan w 1:30

Radford’s Schedule March 12.............................Fairfield/Ball State w 9:30 am/1:30 March 13......................... Middle Tennessee State w 10:30 am March 13 . ...................................................... Temple w 12:30 March 14.........................................Boston College w 9:30 am

Big South Tournament May 13-15 w Conway, S.C.

Charleston Southern

Location: Coastal Carolina Softball Field Year of Tournament: 24th Tournament Record: 22-33 Tournament Championships: 1 (2009) Past Champions: Winthrop (6), Coastal Carolina (5), UNC Greensboro (4), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3), Campbell (1), Charleston Southern (1), East Carolina (1), Liberty (1), Radford (1)

March 27-28, 2010 2/4:00 & 1:00 RADFORD, Va.

COASTAL CAROLINA April 17 & 18, 2010 1/3:00 & 1:00 Conway, S.C.

Liberty

March 18 & 23, 2010 3/5:00 & 2:00 RADFORD, Va./Lynchburg, Va.

Gardner-Webb April 2 & 3, 2010 2/4:00 & 1:00 RADFORD, Va.

Winthrop

April 23 & 24, 2010 11: 00 am/1:00 & 2:00 Rock Hill, S.C.

Presbyterian

April 10 & 11, 2010 2/4:00 & 1:00 RADFORD, Va.

RADFORD SOFTBALL FIELD & FACILITIES

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ocated in the northeast corner of the Dedmon Center’s outdoor facilities, Radford Softball field offers several new amenities. In 2009, additions of a backstop netting replacing the original fencing and second batting cage located on the first base side feature several upgrades. Other improvements include a new outfield windscreen, along with lowering the fences to four feet in foul territory. In the summer and fall of 2007, new grass sod was laid out in foul territory. With that, a new irrigation system was installed to cover the expanded area of grass. Renovations on the field started prior to the 2004 season when covered dugouts that include a heating system were built. Upgrades prior to the 2006 season included a working press box and an improvement in the fan seating areas, moving the primary grandstand area directly behind home plate. The newest addition to the list of amenities for the Highlander softball team is an indoor batting and pitching facility that allows Radford to practice year-round. The facility includes six dedicated batting cages, with the necessary equipment and amenities for either live pitching or machine pitching. Located adjacent to campus, the indoor facility can serve the Radford softball team year-round, anytime the weather restricts outdoor practice.

PRESIDENT PENELOPE W. KYLE P

enelope Ward Kyle became Radford University’s sixth, and first female, president when she took office on June 1, 2005. She came to RU with more than 30 years of experience in state government, the corporate and legal worlds, and higher education. Upon assuming the presidency, President Kyle immediately focused on leading the university’s initiative to become one of the top 50 masters universities in the nation. The Radford University strategic plan “7-17”, completed in 2007 at her direction, identifies four strategic directives -- the investment in people, programs, global and local society and the future of Radford University. Under President Kyle’s leadership, the university also added its first doctoral program with an emphasis in rural mental health and launched an initiative to grow graduate college student enrollment by offering additional doctoral and masters level programs. She hired the university’s first provost and created two new vice presidential areas of responsibility, Information Technology and University Relations. The Radford University Board of Visitors, at President Kyle’s request, has increased its membership by four positions to provide an opportunity for more diversity and leadership innovation within the governing body. A native of southwest Virginia, President Kyle is a product of the Galax public schools system. She graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and did her postgraduate studies in English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and later earned her MBA from the College of William and Mary. President Kyle served as Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery for 11 years, under three successive governors. First appointed by Governor George Allen in 1994, she was reappointed by Governor James Gilmore, and then reappointed once again by Governor Mark Warner. Previously, Ms. Kyle was employed by CSX Corporation, an international transportation company, where she became the company’s first female officer. Before joining CSX Corporation, she was an attorney with McGuire, Woods, LLP in Richmond. She also taught English for six years at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. President Kyle serves in leadership positions on numerous educational, civic, cultural, professional, financial and volunteer organizations. She served on the Board of Visitors at James Madison University from 1984 until 1992 and on the JMU Foundation Board 1992 until 1994. She also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation Board from 1994 until 2000 and on the Board of Governors of Saint Christopher’s School from 1999 until 2005. President Kyle is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors of PRA, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Kyle is married to Charles L. Menges, an attorney and partner with McGuire, Woods, LLC. They are the parents of a son, Kyle Ward Menges, and two daughters, Penelope Whitley Menges, and Patricia Lee Menges.

RADFORD UNIVERSITY FAST FACTS - Located in the in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia - 177-acre main campus; 78-acre RU West campus - 9,230 Students (60% female, 40% male) - Students originate from 45 states and Washington D.C.; 47 countries - Student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 - 83% of faculty hold doctorate or terminal degrees in their fields - 93% of RU students obtain employment or continue education within 3-8 months of graduation

THIS IS RADFORD UNIVERSITY

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adford University blends the rich, diverse curriculum of a major university with a small town atmosphere conducive to learning and personal enrichment. By emphasizing student learning as the core of its mission, Radford challenges students and helps them develop academically, socially, physically, culturally and morally. The university recognizes that in our rapidly changing global society today’s technology is tomorrow’s history and what endures is the ability to learn, think logically and communicate clearly. Radford is a successful, popular university that has quickly grown in stature as an innovator in higher education. Its growth in reputation has been paralleled by a growth in numbers and diversity. The school enrolls some 9,230 students from throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, from 45 other states and from 47 foreign countries. A state-supported institution founded in 1910, Radford offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in seven colleges. The institution offers Bachelor of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Music Therapy, Master of Science, Arts and Educational Specialists degrees. Army ROTC is available. Radford is, and will continue to be, a community in which all members participate actively and communicate openly. It is a community that values diversity and is responsive to change and new ideas. Most importantly, it is a community that is committed to the teaching and learning process and maintains service to students as its highest priority and most enduring value.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR ROBERT LINEBURG Since being introduced as Radford

University’s Director of Athletics in the fall of 2007, Radford native Robert Lineburg has helped usher in a new era of Highlander athletics, marked by unprecedented onand off-field improvements and successes. “Robert Lineburg brings a unique collection of skills and experiences that make him a great fit for our program,” Radford President Penelope W. Kyle said. “He is a former coach, he has worked in the corporate world. His ties to the City of Radford will help build community support for Robert Highlander athletics.” LINEBURG In his short time with the departRadford University ment, Lineburg has been the catalyst for a Director of Athletics number of changes, particularly in areas such as facilities, personnel and strategic planning. His most visible influence to date has been on the Dedmon Center, where Lineburg has been involved with major renovations to the centerpiece of Radford athletics for more than 25 years. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the facility underwent transformations to the arena, including a new steel-supported roof, a new basketball floor, renovated athletic offices, a new-look natatorium, and improved athletic locker, training, and medical facilities. Lineburg has also overseen the hires of four new head coaches, as well as five new athletic administrators. His hires include women’s basketball head coach Taj Njongba, head volleyball coach Marci Jenkins, women’s head golf coach Jeff Beeler, and the promotion of track and field interim director Brent Chumbley to head coaches’ status. Among the administrators added in Lineburg’s tenure are executive associate A.D. Randy Butt, head athletic trainer David Jager, assistant A.D. for communications Joey Beeler, director of student-athlete support services/senior women’s adminstrator Stephanie Ballein, and associate A.D. for external operations Greg Herring. As a result of the changes, Radford achieved a banner year in 2008-09: women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and softball claimed Big South conference crowns and advanced to NCAA Tournament play. Women’s soccer advanced to its fourth tournament, men’s basketball won the Big South regular-season and tournament title to advance to the NCAAs for the first time since 1998, men’s tennis made its third-straight appearance, and softball appeared for the first time and won Radford’s first-ever NCAA tournament game in any sport. He and his staff have also been responsible for creating a five-year strategic plan for the Radford athletic department and building an athletics facilities master plan. Additional achievements include ushering in a new athletics Internet site (RadfordAthletics.com), and helping implement a new ticket system (Ticket Return). Lineburg and his staff have also hosted top-level competition, with three Big South championships taking place on

the Radford campus in 2008-09 (men’s basketball, track & field and softball). In addition to making an impact on Radford athletics, Lineburg is also involved in a number of different organizations and committees. He is the chairman of the Big South Conference Subcommittee on Basketball Improvement, a member of the Big South ad-hoc Committee on Basketball Issues, and a member of the selection committee to select Radford University’s Vice President for Advancement. Prior to becoming Radford’s third Director of Athletics, Lineburg’s corporate knowledge was groomed as a marketing associate with Peloton Real Estate Partners in Dallas, Texas. Along with his business experience, Lineburg spent 15 seasons as a college basketball coach, including time as Southern Methodist’s (Dallas, Texas) interim head coach. Prior to serving as the Mustangs interim head coach, Lineburg spent eight years as an assistant coach at SMU. Following his interim tenure, he served two more seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Methodist. Lineburg’s coaching resume also includes assistant coaching positions with the men’s basketball programs at James Madison University and Emory & Henry College, as well as with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team. His coaching experience also took him through the Big South, as he spent time on the sideline at UNC Greensboro. A 1991 graduate of Roanoke College, Lineburg started his collegiate basketball career as a Radford Highlander, where he was a two-year letterman before transferring to nearby Roanoke College to play his final two years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in history. In 1995, he received a Master’s Degree in education from Virginia Tech, where he was also a graduate assistant on the men’s basketball staff. “In addition to being a good candidate, Robert is a Radford native, something that will serve him well in his new role,” Kyle said at the time of his hire. “He has great family ties in the area and we’re excited he’s decided to come home to work with us.” Lineburg is the son of retired Radford High School football coach and athletic director Norman Lineburg and the brother of Dr. Mark Lineburg, the Assistant Superintendent of Amherst Country Schools, Paul Lineburg, the Assistant Principal at Cave Spring H.S. and Wayne Lineburg, who is in his third season as the wide receivers coach at the University of Virginia. He is married to the former Mary Parish, also a native of Radford.

RADFORD ATHLETICS

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING A component that is vital to the

Radford athletic program is the strength and conditioning program directed by strength and conditioning coach Max Appleby. Radford University has long been recognized as one of the leaders among Mid-Atlantic schools in its conditioning and strength training. It has been an instrumental part in the success of Radford University sports through the years. Under the direction of Appleby and assistant coach Kim Faulkner, the program is designed to help each student-athlete reach his or her full potential in their respective sport. Each Radford University student-athlete has strength and conditioning programs unique to their goals as a player. This program, developed by Appleby, helps prepare Radford student-athletes for the long and rigorous in-season schedule. The Strength and Conditioning staff at Radford University is committed to excellence in competition and in life.

ATHLETIC TRAINING / S.A.S.S. The department of sports medicine at RU is deeply

concerned with both the short-term and long-term effects of intercollegiate competition on the physical and mental well being of the student-athlete. The sports medicine department is committed to providing quality health care to all varsity student-athletes, which begins with injury prevention. It is a priority to work with coaches, physicians, and the rest of the medical community to ensure that student-athletes are physically and mentally prepared for practice and competition. Additionally, the sports medicine staff is responsible for the treatment and rehabilitation of all athletically related injuries. It is the staff’s goal to return the athlete to a level equal or above that of their pre-injury status; no athlete will return to play until his or her highest post-injury level of function has been achieved. Lastly, the concern from the physical well being of the student-athlete includes the opposition to the use of all illegal and NCAA-banned chemical substances by studentathletes. It is the responsibility of the sports medicine staff to provide athletes with information on the ill effects of drug use and to provide deterrents through periodic, random drug testing by the institution and the NCAA.

The mission of the Student-Athlete Support Services

(SASS) office for Radford University Athletics is to promote, assist, and provide counsel to all student-athletes. Its primary, constant goal is to develop graduates and outstanding citizens who have contributed in the areas of athletic competition during their tenures of education. Located in the Dedmon Center, the newly established Learning Enhancement Center (LEC) is equipped with computers, tutorial rooms, and a study lounge. The Learning Enhancement Center provides direction for student-athletes via academic counseling in conjunction with advisors from the respective colleges at Radford University. Academic support services such as tutoring and supervised study hall are provided, as well as career planning, monitoring of eligibility status, and a host of other guidance and advisory services.

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

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Opponent Time at Virginia Tech (single) 3:00 vs. Louisiana Lafayette! 1:30 vs. Kent State! 4:00 vs. Illinois! 1:30 vs. Illinois State! 6:30 vs. Missouri! 10:00 am at North Carolina 3/5:00 vs. UAB# 9:30 am vs. Toledo# 1:30 vs. St. Joseph’s# 5:00 vs. Villanova# 7:00 vs. Central Michigan# 1:30 vs. Fairfield$ 9:30 am vs. Ball State$ 1:30 vs. Middle Tennessee State$ 10:30 am vs. Temple$ 12:30 vs. Boston College$ 9:30 am GEORGIA SOUTHERN 3/5:00 LIBERTY* 3/5:00 Kent State vs. Albany+ 10:00 am Kent State vs. Siena+ Noon ALBANY+ 2:00 SIENA+ 4:00 Siena vs. Albany+ 10:00 am KENT STATE+ 12:00 3 seed vs. 4 seed+ 2:00 1 seed vs. 2 seed+ 4:00 at Liberty* (single) 2:00 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN* 2/4:00 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN* (single) 1:00 at Longwood 3/5:00 GARDNER-WEBB* 2/4:00 GARDNER-WEBB* (single) 1:00 at James Madison 4/6:00 PRESBYTERIAN* 2/4:00 PRESBYTERIAN* (single) 1:00 VIRGINIA TECH (single) 7:00 at Coastal Carolina* 1/3:00 at Coastal Carolina* (single) 1:00 at Virginia 3/5:00 at Winthrop* 11:00 am/1:00 at Winthrop* 2:00 at East Tennessee State 4/6:00 Big South Championships NCAA Regionals Super Regionals Women’s College World Series (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

* Denotes Big South Games HOME GAMES CAPS/BOLD/RED ! NFCA Leadoff Classic (Columbus, Ga.); # Under Armour Showcase (Clearwater, Fla.); $ Under Armour Invitational (Clearwater, Fla.); + Highlander Classic (Radford, Va.) All Times Eastern Times and Dates Subject to Change


2010 Radford Softball Media Guide