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WORK HARD, PLAY HARD! Penn State Abington offers a world-class education, personal attention and an atmosphere in which you are encouraged to exercise your talents and put your skills to the test within the classroom and beyond its walls. Here, students are challenged to expand their horizons beyond their academic programs through involvement in numerous co-curricular activites. In addition to a variety of intramural sports, there are 13 NCAA Division III sports teams from which to choose. On the local level, many of our teams compete and have won numerous championships in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and many of our athletes and coaches have been honored with all-conference and coach-of-the-year accolades. Nationally, our teams compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) and have qualified and appeared in numerous postseason tournaments across the country. Our athletes have been recognized by the ECAC for their outstanding achievements by being honored with All-American and academic All-American awards. Because of its recent success in multiple sports, Penn State Abington officially became an active Division III member in 2012-13. As an active member of Division III, Penn State Abington athletics will now be eligible for NCAA postseason championships and awards.


A great athletic tradition, a beautiful campus, and a challenging Penn State education. What’s not to like? Penn State Abington prepares student-athletes to engage with the campus’ academic and social environment through developing life long skills in leadership, sportsmanlike conduct, and athletic excellence. Our program’s focus is on the development of the whole person, and we place student-athlete welfare as our highest priority. We promote and reinforce traditional values of honesty, integrity, commitment and hard work as the foundation of our athletics program. We take great pride in hiring coaches who are teachers first and embrace these values.


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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Shawne McCoy______________ 215-881-7443 smm65@psu.edu NCAA COMPLANCE Joe Pavlow_________________ 215-881-7486 jzp11@psu.edu SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR Noelle Powell_______________ 215-881-7832 nup17@psu.edu EVENT MANAGEMENT AND ACADEMIC RETENTION Keith Brandon_______________ 215-881-7360 bkb18@psu.edu SPORTS INFORMATION Jeff Dobbin_________________ 215-881-7404 jud30@psu.edu fax: 215-881-7889 ATHLETIC TRAINERS Julie McNulty_______________ 215-881-7449 jam881@psu.edu Neil Hoffman________________ 215-881-7449 nah12@psu.edu HEAD COACH Doug Blystone_______________ _________________________ Alma Mater ______________ Record at School__________ ASSISTANT COACHES Scott Branson TEAM INFORMATION Overall Record Last Year______ Conference Record___________ Final Conference Rank________ First Year of Volleyball________ Overall Record______________ Last Postseason_____________ Opponent________________ MEDIA INFORMATION College Newspaper Lion's Roar_______________ Newspaper Philadelpia Inquirer_________ Montgomery News_________ Television WPVI-TV 6_______________ WCAU-TV 10 _____________ WYW-TV 3 _______________ WTXF-TV 29 _____________

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COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH DOUG BLYSTONE

Doug Blystone is entering his third season as head coach for the Penn State Abington women's volleyball team. During the past two seasons at the helm, The Blue and White have posted a combine 28-34 record while earning a conference tournament bid in 2012 for the first time in program history. Blystone, who was named head volleyball coach on Feb. 22, 2012, the third head coach in the program since 2006, led the Nittany Lions to a program high 16 wins, finishing in sixth place in the conference to qualify for postseason play for the first time in program history as a Division III Doug Blystone institution. The records continued to be broken as the squad established the longest winning streak with 15 consecutive sets without allowing a point in school history. Blystone's success did not go unnoticed by his colleagues at Penn State Abington Athletics as the coaching staffs of women’s volleyball were chosen as the 2012-13 recipient of the Jim McGettigan Coach of the Year Award that best demonstrates leadership by meeting all requirements of their position, who motivates players through positive reinforcements, and recognizes and rewards players who consistently work hard. Prior to Blystone's arrival at Abington, he has served as the head coach of Saint Basil Academy (2004-2011), where he led the Panthers to the district semi-final match in his first year. In 2010, Blystone led the Panthers to the state playoffs, finishing 9th in the state, with two of the players in his program achieving recognition on the All-State Team. Most recently, he led his high school team to two straight elite eight appearances in district play. Blystone also has prior experience working with the High Line Volleyball Club. As the club director and coach, the club has shown strong leadership, demonstrated positive coaching, and earned much respect in the volleyball community. Highly trained from USA Volleyball, Blystone earned the CAP (Coaches Accreditation Program) Level III certification and is a CAP Cadre Apprentice. Blystone is also an IMPACT instructor with USA Volleyball and recently completed his Beach Impact certification. Blystone also served a term on the board for the regional USA volleyball organization (KRVA) as the player and coach development director. Blystone's knowledge also extends beyond his coaching experience, as he was a standout player on the Widener University men's club volleyball team. He also participated in the Outdoor Grass A/AA Rated competition as well as the Indoor A Rated competition. Blystone, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelors in Computer Science and a graduate of Widener University with a masters in Information Science, is currently on track towards completing his masters degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University-Irvine. A member of USA Volleyball, AVCA Division III Head Coach Committee and NEAC Representative, and an ECAC South Women's Volleyball Selection Committee, Blystone resides in Hatboro, Pa.

ASSISTANT COACH

Scott Branson


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RESULTS ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS CONFERENCE RECORD Regular Season SUNYIT*________________ Keuka*__________________ Gallaudet*_______________ Penn State Berks*_________ Lancaster Bible*__________ Penn State Abington_______ Morrisville State___________ Wells___________________ St. Elizabeth_____________ SUNY Cobleskill__________ Cazenovia_______________

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

NEAC TOURNAMENT Quarterfinals Penn State Berks____________ 3 d. Lancaster Bible___________ 0 Semifinals SUNYIT___________________ 3 d. Keuka__________________ 1 Gallaudet__________________ 3 d. Penn State Berks__________ 1 Finals Gallaudet__________________ 3 d. SUNYIT_________________ 0

FIRST TEAM Kali Frowick_________ Outside Hitter_____________ Gallaudet Paige Golden_______ Outside Hitter________________ Keuka Kaitlyn Harrington____ Outside Hitter_______________SUNYIT Sophia Zhang_______ Outside Hitter_______ Penn State Berks Lane Peters_________ Specialist________________ Gallaudet Taviot Jackowski_____ Setter_____________________SUNYIT Katie Coomber______ Specialist____________Lancaster Bible SECOND TEAM Devan Curtis________ Outside Hitter________________ Keuka Meredith Kadjeski____ Outside Hitter_________________ Wells Morgan Buterbaugh___ Libero_____________ Penn State Berks Brandy Ehrenschneider__ Outside Hitter________ Morrisville State Erika Reakes________ Libero_____________________SUNYIT Traciann Hoglind_____ Setter___________________ Gallaudet Rachel Bohl________ Outside Hitter__ Penn State Abington THIRD TEAM Kady Porterfield______ Middle Hitter_________ SUNY Cobleskill Meg Houlihan_______ Middle Hitter_________________ Keuka Abby Millan________ Outside Hitter__ Penn State Abington Hanne Saarinen______ Outside Hitter_______________SUNYIT Rachel Olson________ Outside Hitter_________ Lancaster bible Cassidy Schultz______ Outside Hitter_______ Penn State Berks Taylor Smith_________ Libero______________________ Keuka

INDIVIDUAL HONORS Player of the Year Kaitlyn Harrington______________________________SUNYIT Rookie of the Year Sophia Zhang_________________________ Penn State Berks Defensive Player of the Year Morgan Buterbaugh_____________________ Penn State Berks Coach of the Year Jake Bluhm___________________________________SUNYIT


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CAREER LEADERS

KILLS 1. 568 - Abby Millan (.161) - 2012-13 2. 552 - Johangelie Thomas (.078) - 2010-12 3. 470 - Kate Schalck (.080) - 2011-13 4. 273 - Rachel Bohl (.153) - 2013 5. 262 - Jessica Kane (.144) - 2008 6. 190 - Samantha Hamlin (-.004) - 2009-10 7. 141 - Lauren Connell (-.022) - 2008 8. 139 - Rachel Scornaienchi (-.039) - 2011-13 9. 131 - Christina Fuentes (.023) - 2008-10 10. 128 - Jenny Abraham (-.070) - 2009-11 ASSISTS 1. 849 - Leah Brown (135 sets) - 2012-13 2. 545 - Krysten Boyd (331 sets) - 2009-12 3. 505 - Sam Nelson (93 sets) - 2013 4. 496 - Megan Sawicki (90 sets) - 2008 5. 266 - Cricket Lennon (57 sets) - 2013 6. 180 - Maria Narodetsky (163 sets) - 2009-12 7. 37 - Heather Kobrzynski (114 sets) - 2013 8. 31 - Amanda Votta (51 sets) - 2008 9. 28 - Abby Millan (176 sets) - 2012-13 10. 26 - Johangelie Thomas (262 sets) - 2010-12 SERVICE ACES 1. 144 - Krysten Boyd (331 sets) - 2009-12 2. 141 - Abby Millan (176 sets) - 2012-13 3. 137 - Johangelie Thomas (262 sets) - 2010-12 4. 107 - Kate Schalck (271 sets) - 2011-13 5. 77 - Jenny Abraham (235 sets) - 2009-11 6. 74 - Samantha Hamlin (141 sets) - 2009-10 7. 63 - Jessica Kane (90 sets) - 2008 T8. 59 - Rachel Bohl (117 sets) - 2013 T8. 59 - Lauren Connell (90 sets) - 2008 T10. 53 - Rachel Scornaienchi (289 sets) - 2011-13 T10. 53 - Christina Fuentes (219 sets) - 2008-10

DIGS 1. 835 - Krysten Boyd (331 sets) - 2009-12 2. 623 - Victoria Lohman (115 sets) - 2013 3. 599 - Johangelie Thomas (262 sets) - 2010-12 4. 565 - Abby Millan (176 sets) - 2012-13 5. 365 - Leah Brown (135 sets) - 2012-13 6. 322 - Jenny Abraham (235 sets) - 2009-11 7. 284 - Rachel Bohl (117 sets) - 2013 8. 244 - Samantha Hamlin (141 sets) - 2009-10 9. 220 - Jennifer Lee (83 sets) - 2008 T10. 212 - Kate Schalck (271 sets) - 2011-13 T10. 212 - Rachel Scornaienchi (289 sets) - 2011-13 TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 77 - Kate Schalck (271 sets) - 2011-13 2. 57 - Rachel Scornaienchi (289 sets) - 2011-13 3. 23 - Johangelie Thomas (262 sets) - 2010-12 4. 18 - Nicole Flood (125 sets) - 2010-11 5. 16 - Megan Tancini (107 sets) - 2013 T6. 12 - Abby Millan (176 sets) - 2012-13 T6. 12 - Heather Kobrzynski (114 sets) - 2013 T6. 12 - Jasmine Van Lear (29 sets) - 2013 9. 10 - Samantha Hamlin (141 sets) - 2009-10 T10. 7 - Chelse Hall (29 sets) - 2012 T10. 7 - Terrysha Lewis (139 sets) - 2009-10 T10. 7 - Sam Amaro (49 sets) - 2013 T10. 7 - Jenny Abraham (235 sets) - 2009-11 ATTACK PERCENTAGE (min. 100 kills) 1. .161 - Abby Millan (568-262-1904) - 2012-13 2. .159 - Sam Amaro (126-56-441) - 2013 3. .153 - Rachel Bohl (273-130-936) - 2013 4. .150 - Danielle Regan (110-56-361) - 2008 5. .144 - Jessica Kane (262-156-737) - 2008 6. .080 - Kate Schalck (470-347-1543) - 2011-13 7. .078 - Johangelie Thomas (552-399-1957) - 2010-12 8. .063 - Heather Kobrzynski (117-86-495) - 2013 9. .023 - Christina Fuentes (131-119-533) - 2008-10 10. .019 - Krysten Boyd (122-113-482) - 2009-12


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SINGLE SEASON RECORDS

KILLS 1. 361 - Abby Millan (.183) - 2012 2. 273 - Rachel Bohl (.153) - 2013 3. 265 - Johangelie Thomas (.161) - 2012 4. 262 - Jessica Kane (.144) - 2008 5. 223 - Kate Schalck (.154) - 2012 6. 207 - Abby Millan (.129) - 2013 7. 158 - Johangelie Thomas (-.024) - 2011 8. 141 - Lauren Connell (-.022) - 2008 9. 138 - Kate Schalck (-.011) - 2011 10. 129 - Johangelie Thomas (.054) - 2010

DIGS 1. 623 - Victoria Lohman (115 sets) - 2013 2. 514 - Krysten Boyd (98 sets) - 2012 3. 308 - Abby Millan (96 sets) - 2012 4. 307 - Leah Brown (95 sets) - 2012 5. 290 - Johangelie Thomas (98 sets) - 2012 6. 284 - Rachel Bohl (117 sets) - 2013 7. 257 - Abby Millan (80 sets) - 2013 8. 220 - Jennifer Lee (83 sets) - 2008 9. 200 - Jessica Kane (90 sets) - 2008 10. 190 - Megan Sawicki (90 sets) - 2008

ASSISTS 1. 709 - Leah Brown (95 sets) - 2012 2. 505 - Sam Nelson (93 sets) - 2013 3. 496 - Megan Sawicki (90 sets) - 2008 4. 313 - Krysten Boyd (97 sets) - 2011 5. 266 - Cricket Lennon (57 sets) - 2013 6. 140 - Leah Brown (40 sets) - 2013 7. 107 - Krysten Boyd (76 sets) - 2010 8. 89 - Maria Narodetsky (61 sets) - 2010 9. 83 - Krysten Boyd (60 sets) - 2009 10. 58 - Maria Narodetsky (30 sets) - 2011

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 39 - Kate Schalck (98 sets) - 2012 2. 28 - Rachel Scornaienchi (95 sets) - 2012 T3. 21 - Rachel Scornaienchi (101 sets) - 2013 T3. 21 - Kate Schalck (97 sets) - 2011 5. 17 - Kate Schalck (76 sets) - 2013 6. 16 - Megan Tancini (107 sets) - 2013 7. 15 - Nicole Flood (91 sets) - 2011 8. 14 - Johangelie Thomas (98 sets) - 2012 T9. 12 - Heather Kobrzynski (114 sets) - 2013 T9. 12 - Jasmine Van Lear (29 sets) - 2013

SERVICE ACES 1. 92 - Abby Millan (96 sets) - 2012 2. 63 - Jessica Kane (90 sets) - 2008 T3. 59 - Rachel Bohl (117 sets) - 2013 T3. 59 - Lauren Connell (90 sets) - 2008 T5. 50 - Johangelie Thomas (93 sets) - 2011 T5. 50 - Krysten Boyd (98 sets) - 2012 T7. 49 - Abby Millan (80 sets) - 2013 T7. 49 - Victoria Lohman (115 sets) - 2013 9. 47 - Kate Schalck (98 sets) - 2012 T10. 46 - Danielle Regan (90 sets) - 2008 T10. 46 - Johangelie Thomas (71 sets) - 2010

POINTS 1. 460.0 - Abby Millan (361k 92a 6-2b) - 2012 2. 335.5 - Rachel Bohl (273k 59a 3-1b) - 2013 3. 326.0 - Jessica Kane (262k 63a 1-0b) - 2008 4. 317.5 - Johangelie Thomas (265k 41a 9-5b) - 2012 5. 306.0 - Kate Schalck (223k 47a 33-6b) - 2012 6. 259.5 - Abby Millan (207k 49a 3-1b) - 2013 7. 210.5 - Johangelie Thomas (158k 50a 0-5b) - 2011 8. 200.0 - Lauren Connell (141k 59a 0-0b) - 2008 9. 192.5 - Kate Schalck (138k 38a 12-9b) - 2011 10. 177.0 - Johangelie Thomas (129k 46a 0-4b) - 2010


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WINNING TRADITION

Penn State Abington volleyball has had a strong, rich history within the program. Since its inception in 1973, the volleyball team has won a combined fourteen conference championships and compiled an overall record of 477-429. Coach Patrica Clayton, who coached from 1979-1990, is the leader in total program wins with 185 victories. Throughout the course the program, Penn State Abington volleyball has produced 55 players who were named on All-Conference teams. The program has also had 61 athletes recognized as All-Academic players throughout its history.


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STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes' lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Functions of Penn State Abington SAAC: - Promote communication between athletics administration and student-athletes. - Disseminate information. - Provide feedback and insight into athletics department issues. - Generate a student-athlete voice within the campus athletics department regarding the formulation of policies. - Build a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams. - Solicit student-athlete responses to proposed conference and NCAA legislation. - Organize community service efforts. - Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees (e.g., student government). - Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus.


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FACILITIES

Athletic Center Penn State Abington Athletics features indoor and outdoor facilities for 13 NCAA Division III intercollegiate sports. The centerpiece of Abington's athletics facilities is the Abington Athletic Building, which houses indoor venues for competition, practice and community recreation along with offices, locker rooms and training rooms. Men's and women's basketball teams and the women's volleyball team play in the Athletic Building. Clubs and local community events also utilize the building for special events from time to time. Alverthorpe Park, home to the baseball and softball teams, has helped both programs grow and blossom. Since the park is maintained by Penn State Abington and utilized by several youth baseball and softball leagues, the athletic contests there have become popular sporting events attended by many members of the local community. Penn State Abington and the Abington School District are working together to enhance Memorial Field, located in close proximity to the campus. The $5 millon project will upgrade the fields, install an all-weather non-competitve track, provide enhanced seating and facilities, and provide a venue for community sporting events that will being Penn State Abington, the township, and the local community closer together.


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MEET THE CONFERENCE

Our full-membership includes: • 6 public and 8 private institutions. • 6 members from New York, 6 members from Pennsylvania, 1 member from New Jersey and 1 member from Washington, D.C. • Our members include Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, Morrisville State College, Wells College, Wilson College. Associate members include Cedar Crest College, Hilbert College, Medialle College, Rutgers University-Camden. NCAA Automatic Qualifiers in the Sports of: • Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Lacrosse • Women’s: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Lacrosse Other Sports Sponsored: Men’s & Women’s Cross Country, Men's & Women's Swimming, Men's Volleyball Our History: The conference was re-formed in 2004 when 12 formerly independent colleges who wanted to belong to a conference joined forces and started the North Eastern Athletic Conference. In 2007-08 and with the departure of 5 institutions and the arrival of 3 new members, the conference consists 10 members. In 2008, the NEAC lost an additional three institutions, but gained two new members bringing our total to nine members. In 2009, the NEAC added three additional new members, while losing a founding member. The NEAC had accepted four associate member institutions and added two additional full members in 2009-2010. Additionally, the NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in four sports: baseball, women's lacrosse, men's and women's tennis. In 2010-2011, the NEAC was joined by one new member while losing two associate members. In 2014-2015, the NEAC gained two new full members along with one new associate member. Our Philosophy: The NEAC and its member institutions operate intercollegiate athletics programs that must be consistent with the NCAA Division III philosophy. The NEAC recognizes that intercollegiate athletics are an integral and essential part of the collegiate experience and should operate in harmony with the educational mission of its member institutions. NEAC members must strive to uphold the highest ethical standards of athletic competition. Membership in the NEAC is intended for colleges and universities that provide a broad base of athletic competition. Our Purpose: It shall be the general purpose of the NEAC to foster meaningful competition in as many sports as may be successfully provided by the member institutions within the limits of financial budget capabilities. A primary objective shall be the encouragement of widespread participation by studentathletes. The NEAC shall sponsor, promote, and organize intercollegiate athletics competition among member institutions for charitable and educational purposes. The NEAC encourages such competition to be equitable, fair, and amicable for all student-athletes.


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2013 SCHEDULE OVERALL 10-23

PCT CONF PCT HOME AWAY NEUTRAL .303 4-6 .400 4-8 2-5 4-10

Date Opponent 8/30 Arcadia 9/1 Immaculata 9/1 McDaniel 9/6 Muhlenberg 9/6 Neumann 9/7 Rutgers-Camden 9/7 FDU-Florham 9/12 Valley Forge Christan 9/14 Penn State Harrisburg 9/14 Notre Dame of Maryland 9/14 Wesley College 9/16 Rutgers-Camden 9/18 Penn State Brandywine 9/21 SUNY Cobleskill * 9/21 Keuka * 9/22 Cazenovia * 9/24 Bryn Mawr 9/27 York College (Pa.) 9/27 Stevenson 9/28 Rowan 9/28 Fairleigh Dickinson Florham 10/4 Penn State Berks * 10/4 College of St. Elizabeth * 10/5 Lancaster Bible * 10/5 Gallaudet * 10/8 Bryn Athyn 10/19 Wells * 10/19 Morrisville State * 10/19 SUNYIT * 10/24 Bryn Athyn 10/26 Susquehanna 10/26 Ursinus 10/26 Alvernia Home Games in BOLD

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

*NEAC Contest

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