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2013 Media Guide


A Tradition of Excellence

5 Time NCAC Champions 4 NCAA All-Americans 4 NCAA Tournament Appearances 71 All-Conference www.AlleghenyGators.com 2013 Honors Allegheny Volleyball Media Guide


2013 Allegheny Volleyball Media Guide ALLEGHENY COLLEGE QUICK FACTS Location.................................................................................................Meadville, Pa. Founded...............................................................................................................1815 Enrollment..........................................................................................................2,100 Nickname.......................................................................................................... Gators Colors....................................................................................................Blue and Gold President......................................................................................Dr. James H. Mullen Alma Mater....................................................................College of the Holy Cross ‘80 Affiliation.......................................................................................... NCAA Division III Conference................................................................ North Coast Athletic Conference Website....................................................................................... www.northcoast.org Home Field..................................................................................David V. Wise Center Address...........................................................................................493 Highland Ave.

GATOR VOLLEYBALL AT A GLANCE Head Coach.......................................................................................Bridget Sheehan Alma Mater....................................................................................Slippery Rock, ‘77 Phone................................................................................................... 814-332-2822 Email.........................................................................bridget.sheehan@allegheny.edu Allegheny Record....................................................................591-434 (28th season) Career Record.........................................................................591-434 (28th season) Assistant Coach.............................................................. Quinn Wright (2nd Season) Assistant Coach..................................................................... qwright@allegheny.edu All-Time NCAC Record (Since 1984)..............................................................152-100 NCAC Regular Season Championships/Last....................................................5/1991 NCAC Tournament Championship/Last............................................................4/1991 Letterwinnners Returning/Lost..............................................................................9/3 Starters Returning/Lost..........................................................................................4/2 Newcomers...............................................................................................................6

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Tradition of Excellence.............................Inside Front Allegheny Quick Facts.............................................. 3 Details of Distinction................................................ 4 Programs of Study................................................... 5 Head Coach Bridget Sheehan................................... 6 Coaching Staff • Robertson Complex...................... 7 David V. Wise Center • Why Gators?........................ 8 2013 Allegheny Volleyball Roster............................. 9 2013 Allegheny Volleyball Player Profiles......... 10-13 North Coast Athletic Conference............................ 14 Program Awards & Honors.................................... 15 Allegheny Program Record Book........................... 16 Gators Off the Court............................................... 17 The Allegheny Tradition.......................................... 18 Allegheny Bicentennial............................. Inside Back 2013 Schedule..........................................Back Cover

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS Director of Athletics and Recreation........................................................... Portia Hoeg Phone...................................................................................................(814) 332-3350 Email.......................................................................................... phoeg@allegheny.edu Associate Director of Athletics and Recreation Services................................. Bill Ross Phone...................................................................................................(814) 332-2316 Email........................................................................................bill.ross@allegheny.edu Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Internal Operations............... Mandy Prusia Phone...................................................................................................(814) 332-3367 Email............................................................................... mandy.prusia@allegheny.edu Director of Athletic Communications & Marketing.......................................Jim Berger Phone...................................................................................................(814) 332-5952 Email......................................................................................... jberger@allegheny.edu Asst. Sports Information Director (Volleyball Media Contact)................. Bryan Montgomery Phone...................................................................................................(814) 332-2812 Email.............................................................................. bmontgomery@allegheny.edu Mailing Address......................................520 North Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335 Athletic Fax..........................................................................................(814) 337-1217

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS From the North and South

From Interstate 79, take Exit 147A East. Follow Park Avenue to Chestnut Street and turn right. Following the signs for Allegheny College, make a left turn around Diamond Park at the next light. At the other side of the park, veer right onto North Main Street. Travel through two traffic lights and bear right up the hill (continuing on North Main Street). Turn right onto East College Street. At the next stop sign, turn left onto Highland Avenue. The Wise Sport & Fitness Center is on the right.

From the West

From Interstate 71 North, merge I-76 East via exit 209A. Take I-80 East toward New York City/Youngstown (crossing into Pennsylvania). Merge onto I-79 North via Exit 19B toward Erie. Merge onto US-322 East via exit 147A toward Meadville. US-322 East becomes Park Avenue. Follow directions above.

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Media Guide Credits The 2013 Allegheny College Women’s Volleyball Media Guide is produced and edited by the Office of Athletic Communications. Editor : Bryan Montgomery, Asst. Sports Information Director. Cover: Karley Miller ‘15, Student Assistant. Photography: Ed Mailliard.

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Details of Distinction DETAILS OF DISTINCTION Allegheny students are provided the freedom to select majors and minors of unusual combinations, and they combine those interests and talents to develop skills that employers seek most in today’s global economy—being creative, analytical and innovative.

major/minor combinations

required to represent two of the liberal arts divisions — natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences

four-year seminar series

off-campus experiences

2,000 internships, study abroad programs, service projects, and Allegheny’s distinctive Travel Seminar — intensive faculty-led learning tours

beginning with the first-year seminar, where the faculty instructor is your advisor for two years

state-of-the-art facilities

capstone senior project

extraordinary outcomes

an essential independent experience that encompasses research, writing, and presentation, mirroring a master’s thesis

science research complex and premier communication arts center

graduate school (including law & medical school) acceptance rates are 80 – 100%, twice the national average

to learn more visit allegheny.edu/unusualcombinations

ALLEGHENY AT A GLANCE Enrollment

Total students........................................................................................2,100 Men/women....................................................................................47%/53% States/countries represented................................................................ 44/34

Typical First-Year Class Profile — 580 – 600 students

Ranked in top 25% of high school.......................................................... 75% SAT—critical reading and math (middle 50%)............................. 1100 – 1300 ACT (middle 50%)................................................................................ 23-29 High schools represented.........................................................................360 From outside Pennsylvania..................................................................... 42% Minority/international students............................................................... 18%

Faculty

Full-time faculty........................................................................................164 Ph.D. or other terminal degree................................................................ 95% Student-to-faculty ratio............................................................................ 12:1 Average class size, introductory..................................................................21 Average class size, advanced......................................................................11 Classes with fewer than 30 students....................................................... 89%

Facilities

Major buildings...........................................................................................42 Central campus................................................................................. 79 acres Recreation complex........................................................................ 203 acres Bousson nature preserve................................................................ 283 acres

Financial Aid

Extensive merit aid available; up to $80,000 guaranteed over eight semesters. Students receiving need-based aid......................................................... 71% Tuition and fees (2012 – 13)...............................................................$37,610 Room and board (2012 – 13)...............................................................$9,540

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Campus Life

Student organizations on campus.................................................... Over 100 Varsity teams..............................................................................................21 Participate in varsity, club, intramurals, and outdoor recreation..... Over 50% Live on campus..................................................................................... 100% Campus activities include concerts in the Grounds for Change coffeehouse, comedians, Late Night programming on weekends, and major annual events such as Wingfest, Casino Night, Springfest and Greek Sing.

Experience Outside the Classroom

Complete independent research Senior Project.................................... 100% Undertake internships............................................................................. 75% Available internships........................................................................2,000 Participate in community service.................................................... Over 60% Total hours of service per year.......................................................50,000 Travel on EL Seminars per year.................................................................100 Allegheny-sponsored study abroad per year........................................70 – 80

Outcomes

Graduate from Allegheny........................................................................ 80% Complete their degree in four years.................................................. 92% Start a career directly.............................................................................. 45% Job-seekers hired within 8 months of graduation............................. 90% Go on to graduate school directly........................................................... 45% Graduate school acceptance rate (including pre-law and pre-med)............................................... 80–100% Join long-term service opportunities directly.......................................... 10%

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Programs of Study • Alumni Spotlight

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PROGRAMS OF STUDY Every student completes a major and minor— there are over 900 unique combinations possible. American studies applied computing applied economics art & technology art & the environment art (studio) art history Asian studies astronomy biochemistry biological and physical studies biology black studies chemistry Chinese studies

Chinese language and literature classical studies communication arts computer science creative writing dance & movement studies economics education English environmental geology environmental science environmental studies environmental writing French/French studies geology

German/German studies global health and development history international studies journalism Latin Latin American & Caribbean studies lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender studies managerial economics mass communication/ media studies mathematics

medieval & Renaissance studies Middle East & North African studies music music history music performance music theory neuroscience philosophy physics political science pre-dental pre-law pre-medicine pre-nursing

pre-pharmacy pre-veterinarian psychology religious studies science, health & society Spanish theatre values, ethics & social action women’s studies writing and self-designed

DEGREES AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Undergraduate Degrees

Accelerated Doctorate Programs

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science

Nursing (3/3, 3/4) with Case Reserve University; Physical Therapy (4/2) with Chatham University; Osteopathic Medicine (3/4) with the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine or Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Teacher Certification Cooperative pre-admission arrangement with the University of Pittsburgh Master of Arts in Teaching Program (PA) and exclusive agreements with Teachers College of Columbia University (NY) and Xavier University (OH)

Accelerated Masters Programs (3/2) Management (arts, health care policy, information systems, public policy) with Carnegie Mellon University; Occupational Therapy with Chatham University; Physician Assistant with Chatham University

Engineering Cooperative Program Engineering (3/2) with University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University, Case Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis; a Master of Science in Engineering (4/2) through Columbia University

Preferred Admission Agreements Simon Graduate School at University of Rochester (business administration); Jefferson Medical College, Drexel University College of Medicine (medical school)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Ms. Beth G. Conte ‘74 Senior Compensation Specialist Bayer Corporation

Dr. Inger M. Darling (Mansfield) ‘82 Associate Director of Clinical Pharmacology Cognigen Corporation

Mrs. Wendy M. Lorber (Turkovich) ‘00 Executive Director Seton Hill Child Services

Ms. Sandra Schwarz Blank ‘77 Manager of Desktop Computing Division Mid-Michigan Regional Medical Center

Mrs. Joyce A. Neth (Rulka) ‘83 Vice Pres. & Dir. of Research and Business Development Watt Publishing Company

Ms. Jamie L. Jordan ‘00 Seventh Grade Math Teacher Conneaut Area Senior High School

Ms. Leona Irene Faust ‘78 Head of Technical Services United States Senate

Mrs. Deborah Hiwiller Stern ‘85 Assistant Vice President First Niagara Bank

Ms. Jessica L. Jones ‘01 Assistant Director of Marketing Trib Total Media/Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Mrs. Linda S. Evans (Miller) ‘80 Systems Engineer Electronic Data Systems

Ms. Evelyn N. Pendleton (Nedved) ‘87 Chief Financial Officer of Senior Products WELLPOINT Health Networks Inc.

Mrs. Heather B. Hathy (Hollingsworth) ‘02 Physician Assistant University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Ms. Jean M. Groome ‘81 Director of Admissions Forsyth Technical Community College

Mrs. Jamie Smartz Butler ‘89 Vice President AM South Bank

Mrs. Tiffany A. Kuchta (Bennett) ‘04 Director of Web Development Allegheny Graphics Web Development, LLC

Ms. Janice Lee Cory ‘82 Audio/Visual Data Specialist Meadville Medical Center

Dr. Kristen A. Donohue ‘96 Dentist Kristen Donohue, DMD PC

Mrs. Megan B. Graham (Finch) ‘06 Director of Compliance Texas Tech University

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Head Coach Bridget Sheehan Entering her 28th season on the sidelines for the Gators, It did not take long for Sheehan to catapult her program to regional and national prominence. In just her second year at the helm, she led the 1987 squad to a 42-5 record, which included a school-record 37 straight wins, en route to the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The following year was even better as she set a program record for wins with a record of 44-9. In that year the Gators captured the first of four straight North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Championships. A two-time NCAC Coach of the Year (1987, 1990), Sheehan’s Gators have qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament four times (1987, 1988, 1990, 1991), and compiled a remarkable 591-434 record, an average of nearly 23 wins per season. Allegheny has also been ranked among the nation’s top 20 four times and won four conference championships (1988-91).

Coach Sheehan at Allegheny

1986................... 25-13.....................5-1 NCAC 1987................... 42-5.......................6-0 NCAC 1988................... 44-9.......................5-1 NCAC 1989................... 36-13.....................8-0 NCAC 1990................... 30-14.....................7-1 NCAC 1991................... 27-17.....................6-2 NCAC 1992................... 27-15.....................7-1 NCAC 1993................... 23-21.....................5-3 NCAC 1994................... 35-9.......................8-0 NCAC 1995................... 35-11.....................6-2 NCAC 1996................... 27-12.....................7-1 NCAC 1997................... 20-17.....................5-2 NCAC 1998................... 16-23.....................3-5 NCAC 1999................... 15-17.....................4-4 NCAC 2000................... 15-21.....................5-3 NCAC 2001................... 17-13.....................5-3 NCAC 2002................... 13-21.....................5-3 NCAC 2003................... 28-13.....................7-1 NCAC 2004................... 16-16.....................4-4 NCAC 2005................... 19-13.....................3-5 NCAC 2006................... 11-20...................6-10 NCAC 2007................... 12-16...................3-11 NCAC 2008................... 15-16...................11-5 NCAC 2009................... 16-18...................10-6 NCAC 2010................... 9-23.......................5-9 NCAC 2011................... 11-22...................4-12 NCAC 2012................... 7-26.......................2-6 NCAC 27 Seasons.......591-434.......152-100 NCAC • 19th winningest Coach in NCAA Division .. III history • 11th winningest active Coach in Division III • 1987 NCAC Coach of the Year • 1990 NCAC Coach of the Year • Four-time NCAA Tournament Participant (‘87, ‘88, ‘90, ‘91) • 12 Consecutive 20 win seasons (1986-1997) • Coached three NCAC Players of the Year

Recent history has seen Sheehan’s squads produce achievements never before accomplished at the school. Her 2003 team put together an attack percentage of .317, ranking fifth in the nation at seasons’ end, shattering the old school mark. That squad went on to set four team records that still stand, and setter Vicki Kajder became the third player under Sheehan to be tabbed as an All-American. In addition to national recognition, 72 all-conference certificates have been handed out to Gators, including three-time NCAC Player of the Year Molly Dietz (1989-91), and 1987 NCAC Co-Player of the Year Carol Frederick. In 2004, Traci Stoner set a pair of firsts for the program becoming the first All-Great Lakes Region Newcomer of the Year. In total Sheehan has mentored eight all-region honorees, and four of those honorees received all-region recognition multiple years. Aside from coaching, Sheehan has been an active member in the volleyball community, serving as a member of several committees including the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division III National Ranking Committee, the NCAA Division III All-America Committee, and the NCAA Regional Selection Committee. Sheehan is currently servicing on the AVCA Division III Head Coaches Committee. Prior to coming to Allegheny Sheehan was a coach in the high school ranks, serving as an assistant volleyball coach at Maplewood High School from 197982 before she moved on to Cochranton High School where she served as a junior high school basketball coach from 1980-84, and the head volleyball and basketball coach from 1984-86. Sheehan, who graduated from Slippery Rock University in 1977 with a degree in Economics, was a four-year starter in volleyball, and served as the team captain in her senior campaign. She also received a master’s degree in Sports Administration from her alma mater in 1990. In 2008, Sheehan was inducted into the SRU Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Coaching Staff • Robertson Complex Assistant Coach Quinn Wright Wright enters his second season as assistant coach for the Gators’ volleyball program, although he has long been associated with the Blue and Gold. A member of the Allegheny Class of 2012, Wright has been a student assistant with the Gators for the past three years, most recently serving as the volleyball program’s setter coach. Wright, who has been around the game for many years, has played the role of setter on the Allegheny men’s club team since his freshman season. Wright was the starting setter for Penfield (N.Y.) High School where he helped guide the Patriots to consecutive Section 5 championships in 2006 and 2007. A history major with a religious studies minor, Wright has also played club volleyball for the Rochester, N.Y.-based Pace Bootleggers.

ROBERTSON COMPLEX Named after 1906 alum Andrew Wells Robertson, the state-of-the-art Robertson Athletic & Recreation Complex encompases the home facilities of the baseball, football, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, and tennis teams. Frank B. Fuhrer Field, located within the 203-acre Robertson Athletic Complex, was completely renovated in 2006. Fuhrer Field features a FieldTurf playing surface (the same surface used by many NFL teams), stadium lighting, full locker rooms, and an eight lane olympic style track. In addition, Robertson Athletic Complex also includes spereate baseball and softball complex’s; one of the nation’s finest outdoor track and field facilities; 12 lighted tennis courts; and an NCAA championship-level cross country course. There are also 102 acres of woodlands, a picnic shelter and trails for outdoor recreation.

Wright has worked as a coach and technician at numerous youth volleyball clinics and camps, and he has strong aspirations to continue his involvement in playing and coaching.

Student Manager Brandon Seitz Seitz enters his first season as student manager for he Gators. Currently a junior at Allegheny College, the biochemistry major is responsible for keeping statistics during Allegheny contests while also coordinating the Gators’ video efforts.

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David V. Wise Center • Why Gators? David V. Wise Center

A complete athletic facility comparable to the best among colleges Allegheny’s size, the David V. Wise Sport & Fitness Center was opened for the 1997 volleyball season. The multi-million dollar building is the hub of all indoor athletic activities on campus. The 1,200-seat performance arena (right) is home to the basketball and volleyball teams. The Neo-Shok floor is also used by several NBA teams, including the Miami Heat. The team locker rooms are located at court level and measure approximately 17-x-30 feet. Spectators enter the arena at street level onto a spacious concourse. The playing floor lies 15 feet below, creating a remarkable ampitheater effect. The bleachers, which include three rows of chairback seating, can be electronically compressed to create two full-length courts. The first Allegheny volleyball contest ever held at the Wise Center took place on September 1, 1998. The Gators earned a come from behind 3-2 (12-15, 15-2, 11-15, 15-12, 15-9) victory over visiting Clarion. Bobbi Ruddock paced the Blue and Gold with 34 assists and 14 digs. Wendy Turkovich totaled a team-best 23 digs that match. The weight room houses contemporary fitness equipment, which includes the newest Galileo resistance machines and free weights, stairclimbers, stationary bicycles and other similar fitness machines. The sports forum encompasses most of the upper level of the Wise Center. It is primarily used for open recreation, intramurals and physical education classes. Its 27,000 feet of floor space is roughly three-quarters the size of a football field. A 210-meter, three-lane jogging track is suspended 14 feet above the perimeter of the sports forum. Also included in the Wise Center but not pictured: the Mellon Pool, three racquetball courts, an aerobics/dance room, the state-of-the-art athletic training room and all athletic department offices.

Why Gators?

Through 1925, Allegheny teams had been referred to as Hilltoppers, Methodists, Timothians (in deference to College founder Timothy Alden), and the Blue and Gold. In April of 1925, a group of Allegheny students published the first issue of a humor magazine titled the Allegheny Alligator. The editors explained the reasoning behind the title thus: “The name, Alligator, was selected not because the alligator is noted for its sense of humor, nor because the haunts of the above-mentioned critter are located in this vicinity, but purely and simply because of the 99.44% alliterative value of its orthography.” A column in that first issue was titled “Gator Gossip,” and in the fall of 1926 an organization called the Go-Get-’Em Gator Club appeared on campus. The club made its presence known at football games by occupying a reserved section of the bleachers and serving as a nucleus for the cheering section. By the end of the decade, Allegheny’s athletic teams were referred to as the Gators. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the name took on a face. It was then that a group of students started a publication evaluating faculty and courses. An illustration of a gator used in one of those publications was adopted by the College administration and eventually evolved into the nameless gator most Alleghenians are familiar with—posed in a tough but friendly stance and proudly wearing a varsity letter sweater. In 1980 the Golden Gator Club was formed, an organization that remains an important link between the Athletics Department and alumni. The gator graphic has retained its strong identity with athletics and in the fall of 2004, it was redesigned to give it a more contemporary look. A new mascot costume was unveiled and “Chompers” made its debut.

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2013 Allegheny Volleyball Roster

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 13 15 16 17 18

Name Mckenna Reese Jessica Napierata Catherine Kasianowicz Julie Street Sierra Hall Sam Green Nia Burnett Emily Adams Bailey Gawley Taylor Samuel Baylie Sheppard Sarah Swartz Paula McCorkle Stormie Hockenberry Julia Weeks

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

Pos. L/DS S L/DS OH/DS DS DS OH/DS MH MH OH/DS DS MH RS RS RS/OH

Ht. Hometown/High School 5-4 Pittsford, N.Y. / Pittsford 5-6 Aurora, Ohio / Aurora 5-7 Buffalo, N.Y. / Mount Mercy Academy 5-8 West Chester, Ohio / Lakota West 5-8 West Middlesex, Pa. / West Middlesex 5-1 Seattle, Wash. / Seattle Academy 5-7 Los Angeles, Calif. / Immaculate Heart 5-10 Lockport, N.Y. / Newfane 6-0 Lackawanna, N.Y. / Immaculata Academy 5-6 Toms River, N.J. / Toms River 5-8 Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Kenston 5-10 Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny 5-11 Leechburg, Pa. / Leechburg 5-8 Harmony, Pa. / Slippery Rock 5-9 McLean, Va. / Langley Class Breakdown Juniors- 1 Sophomores - 8 Freshmen - 6 State Breakdown California - 1 New Jersey - 1 New York - 4 Ohio - 3 Pennsylvania - 4 Virginia - 1 Washington - 1

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Alphabetical Adams, Emily Burnett, Nia Gawley, Bailey Green, Sam Hall, Sierra Hockenberry, Stormie Kasianowicz, Catherine McCorkle, Paula Napierata, Jessica Reese, Mckenna Samuel, Taylor Sheppard, Baylie Street, Julie Swartz, Sarah Weeks, Julia

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2013 Player Profiles

#3 • Catherine Kasianowicz

#5 • Sierra Hall

Junior

Sophomore

Defensive Specialist

Defensive Specialist

Buffalo, N.Y.

West Middlsex, Pa.

City Honors

West Middlesex

2012: Appeared in all 33 matches and 120 sets for the Gators during her sophomore season…led the team with 458 digs, averaging 3.82 per set…after being named Libero on Sept. 26 against Pitt-Bradford, averaged 4.78 digs per set…led the team with 32 service aces…recorded a career-high four service aces against Pitt-Bradford (Sep. 26). 2011: Appeared in 19 matches for Allegheny, playing in 64 sets during her freshman year…finished the season fifth on the team in digs with 167…had a career high 21 digs in a four set loss to Skidmore (Sep. 10)…reached double-digit digs in six matches, while reaching nine digs an additional three times. Personal: Daughter of Anthony and Christine Kasianowicz…born February 9, 1993…three-sport athlete in bowling, softball, and volleyball at Mount Mercy Academy (Buffalo, N.Y.)…two-time AllSelection, received Coach’s Award in volleyball, and was named a scholar athlete in softball…served as the Senior Class President…member of the National Honor Society, Foreign Language Club, Art Club, Ski Club, and the school newspaper… majoring in managerial economics with a minor in communications.

2012: Played in three matches and five sets for the Gators. Personal: Daughter of Kathleen Deer and Ronald Hall…born Dec. 17, 1993…two-sport athlete, threetime letter winner in volleyball & basketball basketball team captain, National Honor Society President, Ecology Team Captain, Health & Wellness Club Treasurer… biology major, planning on career in biomedical research.

Sierra Hall Career Statistics Yr. S ‘12 5 Car. 5

K 0 0

K/S E TA 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0

Pct A A/S .000 0 0.00 .000 0 0.00

#17 • Stormie Hockenberry Sophomore Right Side Harmony, Pa.. Slippery Rock 2012: Appeared in 24 matches, playing in 77 sets… recorded 60 kills and 120 digs…scored a season-high seven kills against John Carroll (Sept. 29)…notched a season-high 18 digs against Albion (Sept. 29). Personal: Daughter of Lou Ann Barbish…born Jan. 4, 1994…three-time volleyball letter winner… team captain junior and senior year…led varsity team in kills junior and senior year…region 3 all-star sophomore and junior year…undecided major.

Stormie Hockenberry Career Statistics Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S ‘12 77 60 0.78 60 283 .000 30 0.39 Car. 77 60 0.78 60 283 .000 30 0.39

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 0 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 0 0 0

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 14 11 0.18 20 120 1.56 1 15 16 14 11 0.18 20 120 1.56 1 15 16

Sierra Hall

Stormie Hockenberry

Catherine Kasianowicz Career Statistics Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S 2011 64 18 0.28 22 116 -.034 10 0.16 2012 120 7 0.06 21 76 -.184 11 0.09 Car. 184 25 0.14 43 192 -.094 21 0.11 SA 16 32 48

SE 9 26 35

SA/S 0.25 0.27 0.26

RE DIG D/S 22 167 2.61 40 458 3.82 62 625 3.40

BS BA 0 3 0 0 0 3

Tot 3 0 3

Catherine Kasianowicz

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2013 Player Profiles #16 • Paula McCorkle

#2 • Jessica Napierata

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#11 • Taylor Samuel

Sophomore

Sophomore

Sophomore

Right Side

Setter

Outside Hitter

Leechburg, Pa.

Aurora, Ohio

Toms River, N.J.

Leechburg

Aurora

Toms River North

2012: Appeared in 14 matches and 34 sets… recorded a season-high five kills against Albion (9/29/12)…finished the season with 24 kills. Personal: Daughter of Patricia and Mark McCorkle…born Dec. 24, 1993…three-sport athlete and 10-time letter winner in volleyball, basketball and softball…named to Armstrong County Sports Hall of Fame in 2012…captain of softball, basketball and volleyball teams…biology major with a minor in economics, planning on career as physical therapist.

Paula McCorkle Career Statistics

2012: Appeared in 12 matches and 40 sets during her freshman campaign…led the team with a .303 attack percentage…recorded season and career highs in assists (32) and digs (23) against Washington & Jefferson (9/9/12)…averaged 5.03 assists and 2.75 digs per set. Personal: Daughter of Kim and John Napierata… born Sept. 9, 1994…six-time letter winner (volleyball, softball)…earned coaches award and four-year award… three-time honorable mention Chagrin Valley Conference honors…psychology major.

Jessica Napierata Career Statistics

Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S ‘12 34 24 0.71 25 93 -.011 1 0.03 Car. 34 24 0.71 25 93 -.011 1 0.03

Yr. S ‘12 40 Car. 40

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 0 1 0.00 0 6 0.18 0 10 10 0 1 0.00 0 6 0.18 0 10 10

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 6 8 0.15 0 110 2.75 0 1 1 6 8 0.15 0 110 2.75 0 1 1

Paula McCorkle

K K/S E 11 0.28 1 11 0.28 1

TA 33 33

Pct A A/S .303 201 5.03 .303 201 5.03

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2012: Appeared in eight matches, playing in 19 sets… averaged 2.16 kills per set…recorded a season-high 14 kills against Ohio Wesleyan (11/3/12). Personal: Daughter of Tina Scarpulla and Greg Samuel…born Apr. 24, 1994…named rookie of the year, best attacker and MVP during varsity career… father Greg played football at The University of Texas at Arlington…undecided major.

Taylor Samuel Career Statistics Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S ‘12 19 41 2.16 30 134 .082 1 0.05 Car. 19 41 2.16 30 134 .082 1 0.05 SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 0 1 0.00 1 5 0.26 0 3 3 0 1 0.00 1 5 0.26 0 3 3

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2013 Player Profiles

#13 • Baylie Sheppard

#15 • Sarah Swartz Sophomore

Sophomore Defensive Specialist Chagrin Falls, Ohio Chagrin Falls 2012: Appeared in 28 matches and 104 sets… averaged 2.03 kills and 3.37 digs per set…finished season ranked in top 10 in digs and kills among alltime first year players, only second Allegheny athlete to accomplish feat (Amanda Heikkinen, 1998)... recorded a season-high 13 kills against Messiah (Oct. 13)…finished the season with four doubledoubles, including a 10-kill, 18-dig performance against Bethany (Oct. 6)…tallied a season-high 24 digs against Eastern Mennonite (Sept. 1)…named Allegheny Female Athlete of the Week (Sept. 18). Personal: Daughter of Kimberly Summers…born Jan. 12, 1994…two-sport athlete, five-time letter winner (volleyball, track)…earned second-team and allacademic team Chagrin Valley Conference honors… member of student council and envirothon team… environmental science major, communications minor.

Baylie Sheppard Career Statistics Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S ‘12 104 211 2.06 149 913 .069 13 0.12 Car. 104 211 2.06 149 913 .069 13 0.12

Middle Hitter Pittsburgh, Pa. North Allegheny

#18 • Julia Weeks Sophomore Right Side Outside Hitter McLean, Va. Langley

2012: Appeared in 33 matches, playing in 119 sets… finished the season with 195 kills, third-highest team total…recorded a season-high 11 kills against Pitt-Bradford (Sept. 26)…led the team with 73 total blocks, including a season-high seven against Ohio Wesleyan (Sept. 22)…named Allegheny Female Athlete of the Week (Oct. 9).

2012: Appeared in 30 matches, playing in 104 sets… All-NCAC honorable mention selection…led the team with 238 kills, averaging 2.29 per set…recorded three consecutive double-digit kill games from 9/22/12 vs. Otterbein to 9/26/12 vs. Pitt-Bradford…recorded a season-high 20 kills against Messiah (10/13/12)… set a career-high with 13 digs against Ohio Wesleyan (11/3/12).

Personal: Daughter of Suzanne Girard and John Swartz…born Jul. 11, 1994…two-time letter winner in volleyball…four-time scholar athlete award winner…played cello…member of National Honor Society…environmental science major.

Personal: Daughter of Margaret and Richard Weeks… born Apr. 5, 1994…two-sport athlete, six-time letter winner in volleyball and softball…named first-team all-district and second-team all-region as a junior… environmental science major, english minor.

Sarah Swartz Career Statistics

Julia Weeks Career Statistics

Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S ‘12 119 195 1.64 59 688 .198 3 0.03 Car. 33 195 1.64 59 688 .198 3 0.03

Yr. S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S ‘12 104 238 2.29 142 829 .116 22 0.21 Car. 104 238 2.29 142 829 .116 22 0.21

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 8 5 0.07 0 64 0.54 21 52 73 8 5 0.07 0 64 0.54 21 52 73

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 13 15 0.12 19 137 1.32 2 19 21 13 15 0.12 19 137 1.32 2 19 21

SA SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS BA Tot 20 5 0.19 70 350 3.37 6 7 23 20 5 0.19 70 350 3.37 6 7 23

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#7 • Nia Burnett Freshman Outside Hitter Defensive Specialist Los Angeles, Calif. Immaculate Heart

Freshman Middle Hitter Lockport, N.Y. Newfane

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#10 • Bailey Gawley Freshman Middle Hitter Lackawanna, N.Y. Imacculata Acad.

Personal: Daughter of Paula and Ken Adams…born Oct. 26, 1995…played middle hitter/blocker during varsity career…majoring in biology…planned career in medical field.

Personal: Daughter of Maurice Burnett and Keena Miller…born Aug. 31, 1995…played varsity softball and volleyball…earned captain’s award during varsity career…biology and environmental science major with a minor in women’s studies.

Personal: Daughter of Mary Lou and Gregory Gawley…born Jul. 13, 1995…nine-time letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and track…named All-Catholic First (2012) and Second (2011) volleyball team honors…All-Catholic shot put champion (2012, 2013)…undecided major.

#6 • Sam Green

#1 • McKenna Reese

#4 • Julie Street

Freshman Libero Defensive Specialist Pittsford, N.Y. Pittsford Mendon

Freshman Defensive Specialist Setter West Chester, Ohio Lakota West

Personal: Daughter of Amy and Joseph Reese…born Nov. 2, 1995…three-time varsity letter-winner… named to second-team all county during varsity career…two-time captain…psychology major.

Personal: Daughter of Rob and Brenda Street…born Apr. 8, 1994…played middle hitter during varsity career…earned Player of the Year and Best Volunteer plaudits while member of Lakota West varsity squad… majoring in mathematics and pre-med with minors in vocal music and economics…planned career in medical field.

Freshman Defensive Specialist Seattle, Wash. Seattle Academy Personal: Daughter of Todd and Lisa Green…born Apr. 8, 1995…participated in volleyball and swimming during varsity career…swam in the 500 free and 200 free relay…earned second team all-league libero honors during playing career at Seattle Academy… psychology major.

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North Coast Athletic Conference

NORTH COAST AT H L E T I C C O N F E R E N C E ERIE

90 TOLEDO

80

75

INDIANA

CLEVELAND

OBERLIN COLLEGE

FORT WAYNE

OBERLIN, OH 44074

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OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

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70 74

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY GREENCASTLE, IN 46135

DAYTON

EARLHAM COLLEGE RICHMOND, IN 47374

75

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DENISON UNIVERSITY

76 77

GRANVILLE, OH 43023

SPRINGFIELD, OH 45501

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OHIO

65 64

PENNSYLVANIA PITTSBURGH

GAMBIER, OH 43022

WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY

CINCINNATI

80

WOOSTER, OH 44691

COLUMBUS

INDIANAPOLIS

YOUNGSTOWN

KENYON COLLEGE

CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN 47933

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MEADVILLE, PA 16335

COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

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DELAWARE, OH 43015

WABASH COLLEGE

HIRAM COLLEGE

HIRAM, OH 44234

ALLEGHENY COLLEGE 79

Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference is dedicated to fostering a complementary relationship between intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Consisting of 10 academically selective colleges and universities in Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania -- Allegheny College, Denison University, Earlham College, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster -- the NCAC believes that high-level athletic programs need not be sacrificed in order to meet rigid academic standards. Significantly, all 10 NCAC institutions have been granted chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, the preeminent honor society for colleges and universities. Only 276 of the more than 3,000 four-year institutions in the United States have been so honored.

A member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III, the NCAC features championship competition in 22 sports; 11 for men and 11 for women. The 11 women’s sports are the most offered by any Division III conference, and the equality in number and emphasis between men’s and women’s athletics is just one of the elements that sets the North Coast apart. EVANSVILLE

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The goals of the conference express the best aspirations of American amateur athletics. The NCAC brings together a group of institutions which share a common allegiance to academic quality and to the conduct of athletics so as to support the educational purpose. Intercollegiate athletics can and should complement academic life, rather than compete with it, and sports should enhance the experience of students during their college years. This type of academic and athletic commitment has been led by the 10 school presidents, who have taken an active role in the governance of the conference. Thirty-eight teams from 21 North Coast sports were represented in NCAA post-season competition during the 2008-09 academic year. The NCAC added two more NCAA Division III swimming championships as Kenyon claimed the men’s and women’s titles. The conference has accumulated 60 national championships since its inception in 1984-85. In the past academic year, 133 NCAA All-America or ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America certificates were distributed to student-athletes from North Coast schools. The NCAC’s commitment to equity, its broad base of athletic programs, and an unwavering insistence on excellence in academics has served as a model for conferences throughout the country. The North Coast has shown not only that these ideals can coexist, but that they can flourish. The NCAC continues as a pace-setter in the 21st century.

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Program Awards & Honors All-Americans

Molly Dietz ................................. 1990, ‘91 Vicki Kajder........................................ 2003 Sue Plyler........................................... 1988

All-American Academic Team

Molly Dietz ........................................ 1991 Missy Rau................................... 1995, ‘96

AVCA All-Great Lakes Region

Molly Dietz .......................... 1989, ‘90, ‘91 Carol Frederick............................ 1987, ‘88 Jill Heimbuch..................................... 1993 Vicki Kajder........................................ 2003 Sue Plyler........................................... 1988 Traci Stoner........................................ 2004 Renea Surrena............................ 1990, ‘91 Lindsey Tupman.......................... 2003, ‘04

Great Lakes Region Newcomer of the Year

Traci Stoner ....................................... 2004

East Region Coach of the Year

Bridget Sheehan ................................ 1987

All-NCAC First Team

Tonya Andrews........................... 1998, ‘99 Julie Bradley...................................... 1989 Kristen Cunningham................... 1994, ‘95 Heather Dossat...........................1992, ‘94 Molly Dietz........................... 1989. ‘90, ‘91 Carol Frederick............................ 1987, ‘88 Gwen Herron............................... 1984, ‘85 Penny Hess........................................ 1986 Vicki Kajder.......................... 2000, ‘02, ‘03 Amy Kissinger............................. 1984, ‘85 Molly McCoy............................... 1996, ‘97 Sue Plyler.................................... 1987, ‘88 Meghan Radkowski............................ 2001 Caitlin Solan....................................... 2009 Renea Surrena..................... 1989, ‘90, ‘91

Dhira Dale..........................................2002 Megan Finch......................................2005 Jill Heimbuch..............................1992, ‘94 Caileigh Hughes.................................2009 Jordan Leopold .................................2009 Meghan Radkowski............................2000 Missy Rau..........................................1995 Caitlin Rothman...........................2010, 11 Amy Smith.........................................1985 Traci Stoner........................................2004 Catherine Van Wagner........................2008 Annie Schultheis................................2006 Julia Weeks........................................2012 Winnie Wong.....................................2011

Allegheny All-Americans

NCAC Player of the Year

Molly Deitz .......................... 1989, ‘90, ‘91 Carol Frederick...................................1987

Molly Dietz

NCAC Newcomer of the Year

Vicki Kajder .......................................2000

NCAC All-Decade Team

Molly Dietz...........................1984-93 (‘91) Carol Frederick.....................1984-93 (‘89( Gwen Herron........................1984-93 (‘86) Renea Surrena.....................1984-93 (‘91)

NCAC Coach of the Year

Bridget Sheehan..........................1987, ‘90

Vicki Kajder

All-NCAC Second Team

Tonya Andrews.................................. 1997 Leslie Bentson.................................... 1984 Julie Bradley...................................... 1988 Katie Bradshaw.................................. 2002 Amy Bryson................................ 1995, ‘96 Carol Frederick................................... 1986 Jill Heimbuch..................................... 1993 Joy Kosiewicz...................... 1992, ‘93, ‘94 Betset LaPorte ................................... 2006 Jordan Leopold.................................. 2010 Sue Plyler........................................... 1986 Missy Rau.......................................... 1996 Annie Schultheis................................ 2007 Jamie Smartz..................................... 1987 Traci Stoner........................................ 2005 Caitlin Solan....................................... 2008 Lindsay Tupman.......................... 2003, ‘04

All-NCAC Honorable Mention

Tonya Andrews.................................. 2000 Fawn Balliro................................ 1998, ‘99 Audra Batdorff................................... 2011 Katie Bradshaw.................................. 2003 Kristen Cunningham.......................... 1993

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Traci Stoner Great Lakes Region Newcomer of the Year (2004) NCAC Second-Team (2005) NCAC Honorable Mention (2004)

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Allegheny Volleyball Program Records Individual Season Records Kills

611 Molly Dietz................... 1991 599 Carol Frederick............. 1988 587 Molly McCoy................ 1997 583 Molly Dietz................... 1990 577 Molly McCoy................ 1996 554 Tonya Andrews............ 1998 486 Megan Finch................ 2005 470 Tonya Andrews............ 1999 468 Tonya Andrews............ 2000 423 Kristen Cunningham....... 1995 .380 .368 .336 .336 .332 .321 .302 .302 .301 .300

Attack Pct.

Lindsey Tupman........... 2003 Molly Dietz................... 1990 Lindsey Tupman........... 2004 Tonya Andrews............ 2000 Molly Dietz................... 1991 Tonya Andrews............ 1998 Katie Bradshaw............ 2003 Kristen Cunningham.... 1994 Megan Finch................ 2004 Molly Dietz................... 1989

Assists

1,596 Vicki Kajder.................. 2003 1,406 Sue Plyler..................... 1988 1,325 Renea Surrena............. 1991 1,322 Traci Stoner................. 2005 1,252 Bobbi Ruddock............ 1998 1,232 Amy Bryson................. 1996 1,195 Renea Surrena............. 1990 1,180 Heather Dossat............ 1992 1,132 Traci Stoner................. 2004 1,122 Amanda Bancroft......... 2007 129 65 64 63 61 56 56 56 55 54 722 678 669 665 661 649 628 625 568 566 566

Service Aces

Vicki Kajder.................. 2003 Missy Rau.................... 1995 Vicki Kajder.................. 2002 Annie Schultheis.......... 2005 Carol Frederick............. 1988 Lisa McIlvried.............. 2003 Meghan Radkowski...... 2001 Paula Wasikowski........ 1988 Missy Rau.................... 1996 Vicki Kajder.................. 2001

Total Blocks 302 271 257 234 232 208 181 137

Molly Dietz..............1990 Julie Bradley...........1987 Heidi Vossler..........1987 Molly Dietz..............1989 Molly Dietz..............1991 Molly Dietz..............1988 Missy Rau...............1996 Betsy LaPorte.........2006

Team Season Records Kills

1,998.................(2003) 1,751.................(2005) 1,748.................(1991) 1,739.................(1988) 1,722.................(1996)

Attack Pct.

.317...................(2003) .269...................(2004) .250...................(2002) .247...................(1988) .242...................(1994)

Assists

1,708.................(2003) 1,651.................(1991) 1,587.................(1988) 1,585.................(1996) 1,536.................(2005)

Service Aces

382....................(2003) 268....................(2005) 265....................(2001) 261....................(1988) 260....................(1994)

Digs

3,128.................(1990) 2,936.................(1996) 2,883.................(2005) 2,868.................(1998) 2,758.................(2003)

Total Blocks

616....................(1987) 526....................(1988) 470....................(1990) 397....................(1991) 378....................(1989)

Individual Match Records Kills

Five Games: 40 Tonya Andrews vs. Goucher, 10/03/98 Four Games: 33 Molly McCoy vs. Case, 10/22/97 Three Games: 26 Tonya Andrews vs. Grove City, 09/22/98 vs. Manchester, 09/04/99

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Service Aces

Annie Schultheis vs. Ohio Wesleyan, 09/16/05 Vicki Kajder vs. Ohio Dominican, 10/25/03

Digs

Traci Stoner

56 Alyssa Edwards vs. Earlham, 09/30/06 41 Rhiannon Mauk vs. Case, 09/25/04 41 Joy Kosiewicz vs. OWU, 10/9/93

Assists

84 Bobbi Ruddock vs. Goucher, 10/03/98 72 Amanda Bancroft vs. Ohio Wesleyan, 10/06/07 68 Heather Dossat vs. Denison, 11/07/92 68 Sue Plyler vs. Ohio Northern, 09/29/88

Total Blocks

32 Julie Bradley vs. Edinboro, 09/30/87 21 Tonya Andrews vs. Dickinson, 09/27/97 20 Heidi Vossler vs. Edinboro, 09/30/87

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Individual Career Records Kills

1,761 Molly McCoy........... 1994-97 1,714 Tonya Andrews....... 1997-00 1,682 Molly Dietz.............. 1988-91 1,482 Carol Frederick........ 1985-88 1,274 Annie Schultheis..... 2004-07 1,269 Kristen Cunningham.... 1992-95 1,238 Lindsey Tupman...... 2002-05 Digs 1,048 Megan Finch........... 2002-05 Adriana Pennekamp..... 2005 997 Jill Heimbuch.......... 1991-94 Alyssa Edwards............ 2007 988 Barb Pendleton....... 1986-89 Sarah Sckena............... 2008 Alyssa Edwards............ 2006 Rhiannon Mauk............ 2004 Attack Pct. Joy Kosiewicz.............. 1994 .329 Molly Dietz.............. 1988-91 Joy Kosiewicz.............. 1993 .308 Lindsey Tupman...... 2002-05 Molly Dietz................... 1990 .297 Tonya Andrews....... 1997-00 Traci Stoner................. 2005 .283 Carol Frederick........ 1986-88 Rhiannon Mauk............ 2003 .280 Katie Bradshaw....... 2001-03 Joy Kosiewicz.............. 1992 .268 Missy Rau............... 1993-96 .266 Megan Finch........... 2002-05 .256 Julie Bradley........... 1986-89 .239 Molly McCoy........... 1994-97 .238 Dhira Dale............... 2000-03

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292 164 147 142 131 126 125 123 118 107 103

Service Aces

Vicki Kajder............. 2000-03 Carol Frederick........ 1985-88 Paula Wasikowski... 1986-89 Missy Rau............... 1993-96 Dhira Dale............... 2000-03 Jordan Leopold....... 2007-10 Kim Zawada............ 1993-96 Joy Kosiewicz......... 1991-94 Annie Schultheis..... 2004-07 Lindsey Tupman...... 2002-05 A. Davison............... 1990-93

Assists

4,836 Vicki Kajder............. 2000-03 3,616 Renea Surrena........ 1988-91 3,522 Sue Plyler................ 1985-88 3,093 Amy Bryson............ 1993-96 2,992 Amanda Bancroft.... 2006-08 2,764 Hether Dossat......... 1991-94 2,454 Traci Stoner............ 2004-05 2,256 Bobbi Ruddock....... 1995-98 1,921 Madie Hudac........... 2010-12 1,253 Amy Spoonire......... 1999-00

Digs

2,218 Joy Kosiewicz......... 1991-94 2,035 Rhiannon Mauk....... 2001-04 1,660 Vicki Kajder............. 2000-03 1,461 Molly Dietz.............. 1988-91 1,443 Wendy Turkovich.... 1996-98 1,430 Annie Schultheis..... 2004-07 1,375 Amy Davison........... 1990-93 1,352 Lindsey Tupman...... 2002-05 1,343 Alyssa Edwards....... 2006-07 1,263 Molly McCoy........... 1994-97

Total Blocks

976 Molly Dietz.............. 1988-91 568 Julie Bradley........... 1986-89 458 Besty LaPorte.......... 2004-07 409 Kristen Cunningham.... 1992-95 393 Missy Rau............... 1993-96 393 Heidi Vossler........... 1987-88 384 Dhira Dale............... 2000-03 338 Lindsey Tupman...... 2002-05 338 Jill Heimbuch.......... 1991-94 326 Carol Frederick*...... 1986-88

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The Allegheny Tradition

“The long hours dedicated to practice, tournaments, games, and conditioning all while balancing schoolwork, is challenging. You learn that things will not always go your way and you (and your team as a whole) won’t always win. Life is nothing without challenges and at Allegheny you will undoubtedly learn that both on and off the court. However, with a team supporting you every sweaty step of the way, there comes a trust that you can and will overcome any obstacle you face. I love Allegheny volleyball because it challenges you to test yourself against the most rigorous of obstacles. While doing this, you not only succeed with your teammates, but you develop better character while becoming a stronger person.” ~Catherine Kasianowicz - Allegheny ‘15 “As a cosmetic dentist, every minute of my busy day is scheduled with something important: an implant, extraction, checking my patients, etc. My experience as a student-athlete at Allegheny helped me learn to manage my time well. During volleyball season there wasn’t extra time to waste between classes, labs, practices and games. My grades were always the best during this time of year due to my busy schedule and necessary discipline. I’m grateful for this experience and it has helped me tremendously as a professional.” - Kristen Donohue (Cunningham), Allegheny College ‘96

“What comes to mind most is that when I played at Allegheny I gained a family by being a part of the volleyball team. We were there to support and challenge each other, bonding through competition that we each sought when we became a part of the Gator athletic family. Most importantly, it let me leave Allegheny while keeping the family that keeps growing with every new class of Gators that comes along.” - Jenna Hackett, Allegheny College ‘08

“The Allegheny Volleyball Program was a defining part of my college experience but also helped instill in me the value of balance in life. As a student/athlete at Allegheny, I could focus on my education and be part of a highly competitive and successful sports team at the same time. Pride in team accomplishments, a love of the sport, a strong work ethic and lifelong friendships are all part of what Allegheny volleyball has meant to me.” - Molly Pickett (Dietz), Allegheny College ‘92, Allegheny Hall of Fame

“My experience in the volleyball program taught me a lot of great life lessons that I continue to use and teach to my children. I learned that through hard work, determination and teamwork you can find success. Winning four NCAC championships didn’t come easy. Each year there were different obstacles to overcome, but we succeeded because we never gave up. We worked hard and believed in each other.” - Renea Gaus (Surrena), Allegheny College ‘92, Allegheny Hall of Fame

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2013 Allegheny Volleyball Schedule Date Day Opponent Aug. 30 Fri. Pitt-Greensburg# Aug. 30 Fri. Muskingum# Aug. 31 Sat. Franciscan# Aug. 31 Sat. Saint Vincent# Sept. 6 Fri. Lycoming^ Sept. 6 Fri. Dickinson^ Sept. 7 Sat. Misericordia^ Sept. 7 Sun. Susquehanna^ Sept. 13 Fri. Thiel! Sept. 13 Fri. Albion! Sept. 14 Sat. Bluffton! Sept. 14 Sat. Buffalo State! Sept. 19 Thu. Grove City Sept. 21 Sat. Ohio Wesleyan* Sept. 21 Sat. Westminster Sept. 25 Wed. Pitt-Bradford Sept. 28 Sat. Rochester Sept. 28 Sat. Houghton Oct. 2 Wed. Oberlin* Oct. 5 Sat. Denison* Oct. 9 Wed. Hiram* Oct. 19 Sat. Kenyon Oct. 25 Fri. DePauw Oct. 26 Sat. Wittenberg Oct. 26 Sat. Case Western Reserve Oct. 30 Wed. Wooster* Nov. 2 Sat. Carnegie Mellon * - Indicates NCAC Contest Home Games in BOLD # - 2013 Saint Vincent Bearcat Challenge ^ - 2013 Crusader Classic ! - 2013 Gator Invitational

Location Latrobe, Pa. Latrobe, Pa. Latrobe, Pa. Latrobe, Pa. Selinsgrove, Pa. Selinsgrove, Pa. Selinsgrove, Pa. Selinsgrove, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Rochester, N.Y. Rochester, N.Y. Oberlin, Ohio Granville, Ohio Meadville, Pa. Gambier, Ohio Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Meadville, Pa. Wooster, Ohio Pittsburgh, Pa.

Time 5 p.m. 9 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 6 p.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m.


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