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Winter & Spring Sports 2011- 2012

Our program is where your passion for sports becomes a stage for life. Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving • Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball • Women’s Golf • Baseball • Women’s Fastpitch Softball


President's Message Our Falcon athletes choose Daytona State because they seek to use their physical gifts and abilities to get a quality education. training and aquatic centers at any other state college in the nation. After all, continuing a tradition of high athletic achievement requires such capital investment. But even more exceptional is how our student-athletes develop outside their individual sports, volunteering in the community, raising funds for worthwhile causes, working organizations that serve those who are most in need of assistance. As this season gets under way, I look forward to taking in the excitement and spirit of Falcon athletics events. But more so, I look forward to watching our studentathletes develop as scholars and future leaders. I encourage you to support our student-athletes as well, by attending games, providing sponsorships and other financial donations, and by simply telling others about how fantastic it is to experience a Falcons sporting event.

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When I assumed the presidency of Daytona State College in August 2011, I was immediately impressed by the team approach taken in developing our student-athletes and became one of the institution’s newest Falcons fans. It wasn’t just the history of individual and team championships that impressed me so, but also the emphasis that is placed on creating a culture within the Athletic Department which ensures that the academic success of our student-athletes is paramount. Our Falcon athletes choose Daytona State because they seek to use their physical gifts and abilities to get a quality education. Our coaches, trainers, faculty, advisers and support staff work together, offering Daytona State’s student-athletes the opportunity to grow in every aspect of their lives – athletically, academically and socially – and to build upon their self-confidence and sense of purpose. Bringing out their best in sports and academics is key to preparing them for life beyond athletics. There can be no higher measure of success in a collegiate sports program than to see student-athletes succeed academically. You will be hard pressed to find better sporting facilities, fitness,

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Athletic Director’s Message This promises to be an exciting year for Daytona State College’s varsity sports program. While it begins with much newness and change, one constant is our holistic approach to bridging the principles of athletics and competition with the high academic standards and achievement we’ve come to expect from our student-athletes. I’d like to offer a special welcome to Daytona State President Carol Eaton, who joined the college in August 2011, and also welcome new staff who have joined the athletic program this year:

Will Dunne

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Don Gibb – head coach swimming & diving Caitlin Iversen – assistant coach swimming & diving Aleia Monden – assistant diving coach Sebastian Singletary – assistant coach men’s basketball Brittany Hudson – assistant coach women’s basketball Angela Tincher – assistant coach softball Katie Knappenberger – nutrition faculty and assistant athletic trainer

The new academic year begins with great anticipation. The excitement of the competition to come is heightened by the excellent history of the Daytona State College athletic program and its student-athletes, including two of our teams once again winning state and national recognition for their academic accomplishments during the 2010/11 academic year (baseball and women’s swimming & diving). Each year, the Florida College System Activities Association (FCSAA) selects the top academic teams in the state system by gender, and the commitment at Daytona State College to help our students be successful in the classroom has been recognized by recent awards presented to some of our sports teams. Their success is a testament to the “academics first” approach taken by the athletic department in collaboration with our faculty and student support staff. We are proud of our students and their academic accomplishments in the classroom. Some of the more notable ones during the past year include: • • • • •

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The entire student-athlete cohort combined for a 3.13 grade point average Seventy student-athletes earned Academic All-Conference honors (3.0+ GPA’s). Forty-six student-athletes earned Academic All-State honors (3.3+ GPA’s). Twelve student-athletes earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors (3.6+ GPA’s). Eight student-athletes earned NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American honors (3.8+ GPA’s).


District Board of Trustees

Mr. Dwight D. Lewis, Chairperson Dr. Christina Frederick-Recascino, Vice Chairperson Mrs. Donna B. Brosemer Mr. Bob Davis Mrs. Mary Ann Haas Mrs. Betty J. Holness Mr. Lloyd J. Freckleton Mrs. Forough B. Hosseini Mr. John W. Tanner

• For the fifth consecutive year, the men’s baseball team earned the FSCAA Academic Team-of-the-Year award for posting the nation’s best cumulative GPA (3.57). •

For the fifth consecutive year a Daytona State College women’s team earned the FCCAA Female Academic Team-of-the-Year award, with the women’s swimming & diving team posting the state’s best team cumulative GPA (3.25).

This year promises to be a continuation of academic success for our teams and our student-athletes. I encourage you to get out and see some exciting events and support our student athletes in all of their endeavors while they are here with us at Daytona State College. These are exciting times for our students, and they need our collective support. Join me and let’s make this year the best ever for our athletic program. Go Falcons! WILL DUNNE, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR Daytona State College

Daytona State College, a comprehensive public college, provides access to a range of flexible programs from community enrichment to the baccalaureate degree, emphasizing student success, embracing excellence and diversity, as well as fostering innovation to enhance teaching and learning.


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• 23 miles of great white sandy beaches • Over 400 hotels in Daytona Beach

• Daytona 500 - NASCAR’s biggest, most prestigious event • Coke Zero 400

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• Orlando - 54 miles • Walt Disney World - 77 miles • Jacksonville - 89 miles • Tampa - 139 miles • Miami - 266 miles

• Daytona Beach’s 10,000 seat arena hosts conventions, sporting events and concerts.

Average Temperatures The World’s Most Famous Beach • Summer 81 degrees • Winter 61 degrees

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College History Daytona State College was established by the Florida Legislature in 1957 as Daytona Beach Junior College, the state’s first comprehensive community college, offering college credit transfer programs, adult education and postsecondary vocational education. Today, Daytona State College continues to offer the same comprehensive array of programs and has added bachelor’s degree programs to meet the needs of Volusia and Flagler counties.

The top photo shows Mary Karl at her desk in the 1950s. Below that is former Daytona Beach Community College vice president and former speaker of the Florida House, T.K. Wetherell, accepting an automobile donation to the college’s automotive department. Below: Cheerleaders in the 1960s at Daytona Beach Junior College.

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Academic Achievements •

2010-2011

National Academic Team of the Year Results (Respective Sports) Baseball - 2nd Place Women’s Swimming - 4th place Women’s Golf - 5th Place

• FCCAA Male Academic Team of the Year – Baseball (5th Consecutive) • FCCAA Female Academic Team of the Year – Women’s Swimming (1st for Women’s Swimming, 5th consecutive for Daytona State College) • 70 of 129 (54%) Mid-FL Conference Academic All-Conference (3.0 Cum. GPA, min. 18hrs) • 46 of 129 (35%) FCCAA All-Academic Team (3.3 Cum. GPA, min. 18hrs) •

8 NJCAA Exemplary Academic All-American (3.6 Cum. GPA, min. 45hrs) Marissa Blake - Women’s Softball Jarron Cito - Baseball Nesha Humes - Women’s Softball Barbara Malone - Women’s Golf Benjamin Otto - Baseball Nicole Parenti - Women’s Swimming Courtney Sherrill - Women’s Softball Dane Wisneski - Baseball

3 NJCAA Superior Academic All-American (3.8 Cum. GPA, min. 45hrs) Deniz Hekmati - Men’s Swimming Mitsuki Katahira - Women’s Golf Michael Vracar - Baseball

9 Who’s Who Among American Junior Colleges Marissa Blake - Softball Kelli Blanton - Softball Shanika Brooks - Women’s Basketball Marie Hanft - Women’s Swimming Mitsuki Katahira - Women’s Golf Benjamin Otto - Baseball Nicole Parenti - Women’s Swimming Mekiala Qualls - Women’s Basketball

• 1 Daytona State College Hall of Fame Inductee - Mitsuki Katahira, Women’s Golf • Dr. Norm Will Scholar-Athlete Award - Courtney Sherrill (Softball) & Michael Vracar (Baseball) • L. Gale Lemerand Leadership Award - Mekiala Qualls (Women’s Basketball) • FCCAA Hal Chasey Academic Award (Men’s Basketball) - Corey Harvey • FCCAA Sandie Miller Academic Award (Women’s Basketball) - Mekiala Qualls

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Athletic Achievements • NJCAA Betty Jo Graber Award Winner – Mitsuki Katahira, Women’s Golf

• FCCAA Female Athlete of the Year –

• NJCAA Region VIII Qualifier - Mitsuki Katahira • NJCAA National Championship Mitsuki Katahira

Mitsuki Katahira, Women’s Golf Golf

NJCAA All-Americans:

Women’s Basketball – 19-11

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• Mid-FL Conference Co-Champions • State Tournament Appearance • Co-Conference Coach of the Year – Cal Cochran • 1 - 1st Team All-State/Region VIII – Diana Choibekova • 3 - 1st Team All-Conference – Diana Choibekova, Jasmine Poole, Daphne Walker • 2 - 2nd Team All-Conference – Oditte Odisho, Mekiala Qualls

Women’s Golf 8 Team Championships: • Lady Falcon Invitational • • • • • • •

LPGA International Golf Club, Sept. 25-26, 2010 USF Waterlefe Invitational Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Oct. 4-5, 2010 Xavier Invitational LPGA International Golf Club, Oct. 8-10, 2010 Stetson University Invitational (Tied 1st) Victoria Hills Golf Club, Nov. 8-9, 2010 Jacksonville University Classic Hidden Hills Country Club, Feb. 6-8, 2011 Jacksonville University Spring Invitational World Golf Village, April 4-5, 2011 NJCAA Region VIII Qualifier LPGA International Golf Club, April 15-16, 2011 NJCAA National Championship LPGA International Golf Club, May 16-19, 2011

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Lady Falcon Invitational - Mitsuki Katahira USF Waterlefe Invitational - Mitsuki Katahira Xavier Invitational - Mitsuki Katahira FIU Pat Bradley Invitational - Ericka Schneider Stetson Universtity Invitational - Mitsuki Katahira Jacksonville University Classic - Mitsuki Katahira Edwin Watts/Kiawah Island Classic Mitsuki Katahira John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate Mitsuki Katahira Jacksonville University Spring Invitational - Mitsuki Katahira

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1st Team All-Americans - Mitsuki Katahira, Amy West, Ericka Schneider 2nd Team All-American - Cassie Cleary Honorable Mention All-American - Kelly Miller

Women’s Softball 20-36-1

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4th Place Mid-FL Conference State Tournament Appearance 1 – 1st Team All-Conference - Courtney Sherrill 1 – 2nd Team All-Conference - Jaclyn Owen

Women’s Swimming • • •

NJCAA National Runner-Up NJCAA All-Americans & National Champion 1st Place - Evelina Karlsson, 100Y Fly NJCAA National Championship Results 2nd Place - Six Events 3rd Place - Four Events

Men’s Baseball – 22-18 • • • •

4th place Mid-FL Conference 1 – 2nd Team All-State 1 – 1st Team All-Conference - Jarron Cito 2 – 2nd Team All-Conference - Brandon Lee, Scooter Price

Men’s Basketball – 18-15 • • • • • •

Mid – FL Conference Tournament Champions State Tournament Appearance 1 – FCCAA All-Tournament Team Marquise Glaze 1 – 1st Team All-State - Marquise Glaze 2 – 1st Team All-Conference - Marquise Glaze, Kadeem Coleby 2 - 2nd Team All-Conference - Kevin Burnell, Nathaniel Hill

Men’s Swimming • • •

NJCAA National Runner-up NJCAA All-American & National Champion 1st Place - Raymond DePadua, 200 Yard Butterfly 1st Place - John Jessell, 500 Yard Freestyle NJCAA National Championship Results

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Athletic Training Education Program

Kim Csabi Faculty - Sports Medicine Program Coordinator Certified Athletic Trainer

Mission Statement

Clinical Experience

The Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) provides college freshmen and sophomores with the tools necessary to be successful transfer students in an accredited athletic training curriculum program. Students have the opportunity to complete prerequisite courses and gain valuable hands-on clinical and field experience, beginning with the first semester on campus. The ATEP Internship Program provides a Student Athletic Trainer (SAT) from a four-year athletic training program the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a typical job setting. The Athletic Training Intern is also challenged with many tasks that are intended to help prepare them for taking the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (NATABOC) Exam.

Students are also given opportunities to continue the on-field care given to injured athletes inside the clinic. They are able to follow an athlete’s progress from time of injury during activity through sport-specific rehabilitation, to clinical discharge and full return to competition. In the clinic, students may be responsible for:

Hands-on Experience/ Field Experience

Trevor Burns Faculty Certified Athletic Trainer

Students in the ATEP are given the opportunity to work directly with a variety of college level athletes, assessing and managing injuries that occur on the field of play, under the supervision of an Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Athletic training students may be responsible for: • Injury management during practices, home games and away competitions as a First Responder • Sideline injury assessment and return-to-play decisions under the direct supervision of ATCs • Regularly interacting with the supervising ATC, players, coaches and other support staff

Katie Knappenburger Faculty Certified Athletic Trainer

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• Other duties regarding injury prevention, training room supplies and equipment, and on-field athletic training operations.

• Assessing and rehabilitating athletic injuries under the supervision of an ATC • Performing duties in conjunction with training room/clinic operations, including injury documentation and submitting insurance claims • Communicating with ATCs, primary care physicians and other specialized health care professionals • Observing orthopedic surgery • Completing entry-level competencies in preparation for acceptance in an accredited fouryear athletic training program.


Monique Dungey Student Athletic Trainer

Michael Watkins Student Athletic Trainer

Brittany Wilcosky Athletic Training Intern

Harrison White Student Athletic Trainer

Alexander Orr Student Athletic Trainer

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Facilities It is no longer a secret that Daytona State College boasts some of the best facilities available at a state college. The L. Gale Lemerand Health, Wellness and Community Education Center houses the gymnasium, fitness center, aquatic center and related classrooms and academic programs.

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he Daytona State College health, wellness, fitness, recreation and athletics facilities are some of the nation’s best. The state-of-the-art facilities are one of the many reasons our athletic programs are a force to be reckoned with. It is no longer a secret that Daytona State College boasts some of the best facilities available at a state college. The L. Gale Lemerand Health, Wellness and Community Education Center on the Daytona Beach Campus houses the gymnasium, fitness center, aquatic center and related classrooms and academic programs. Daytona State’s playing fields and courts are also among the best in the state college system. A 1,000 seat gymnasium provides a quality environment, and this small arena turns very loud with the help of our cheerleaders, pep band, spirit team and excited fans. The intercollegiate locker rooms are very comfortable, yet practical as they serve the needs of the student-athletes on a daily basis. The baseball complex, one of only two fields in the Mid-Florida Conference with lights, has a permanent press box, a concession stand and a section of chair back seating. The softball complex which also has a lighted field has been recently updated to include the planting of tropical indigenous palm trees lining the outfield fence to give the field that true Florida atmosphere. Both baseball and softball fields are laser leveled each year late in the fall to provide the best surface and drainage capability for the spring seasons, and both ball fields are maintained daily by the college Facilities Services Division. The 5,500-square-foot Fitness Center is a true showpiece for the students and has recently been updated with a brand new line of Cybex resistance training equipment, including an entire new line of free weights and various benches; complete new line of plate-loaded machines; and also a complete new line of Cybex VR-3 selectorized equipment. The new line includes a 19-piece Cybex VR-3 circuit and 3.2 tons of free weights. Additionally, a comprehensive cardiovascular workout is available using the 27-piece aerobic arena that consists of stair climbers, elliptical trainers, treadmills, recumbent and stationary bikes, rowing machines,

Airdynes, and spinning bikes complete with audiovisual and DVD programs. Group exercise classes also are offered in cardio cross training, core strength, water aerobics and yoga. A 25-yard-by-25-meter competitive pool and a 3,300-square-foot support facility offer a complete aquatic experience. The pool is open yearround, is humidity and climate controlled, and is staffed with certified lifeguards. The Whisper Oaks Villas condominiums, purchased by the Daytona State College Foundation, provide quality housing to our student-athletes. This complex is located in close proximity to the Daytona Beach Campus to allow students an off-campus housing environment, but still close enough to get back and forth to campus with extreme ease. Now, all Daytona State scholarship studentathletes live at the same housing complex, allowing for a more full and holistic experience for this cohort. As you can see, the range and quality of the facilities, playing fields and courts, along with the Whisper Oaks Villas housing complex, only reinforces the total commitment Daytona State College has made toward intercollegiate athletics and promotes the success of our Falcon student-athletes.

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Community Connections Falcons in Action The success of our community depends on the academic and social education that young people receive today. With this in mind, Falcons in Action, a mentoring program, was created using volunteers to provide additional support for Daytona State College student-athletes. The program helps ensure that students receive the assistance and guidance necessary to succeed in college and in life. Over the past six years, Falcons in Action mentors have played a vital role in increasing student achievement and self-esteem. The benefits for students are immense and the lessons they learn from their mentors often motivate them to be more productive students and citizens now and in the future. Volunteers have the opportunity to truly make a difference in a student’s life by providing one-onone attention and developing enduring relationships. Additionally, mentors meet highly skilled athletes and get to know the personal side of the students. Many mentors attend the student’s games and lend support to their efforts. Through their participation in this program, the mentors are able to join in the student’s accomplishments on the playing court, field or course. The Falcons in Action mentors come from all walks of life but share the common goal of wanting to help students achieve success in college. Mentors are individuals such as retirees, college employees, recent college graduates and others who are able to give the gift of time. Businesses and organizations are also participating in the program. All volunteers attend an orientation session to provide them with the information and training that will guide them in their role. Most mentors spend one hour per week with the students; however, schedules are arranged to accommodate volunteers and to promote continuing relationships between the mentors and students.

Community Service The Community Service Leadership Committee was established in 2003 with the purpose of organizing what was an existing concept into a formal process. The student-athlete based committee met initially to discuss ideas for possible community service projects and to set goals for the year. The 2009-10 committee continued with this process and once goals were set, met regularly to report progress. The goal for the year was for each team to do at least one community service project and two major projects together. Members of the committee, which consisted of one freshman and one sophomore from each team, were required to submit a report to the committee coordinator. They were also encouraged to take pictures and/or collect materials from the event. The reports and materials are kept in a binder for reference by the committee coordinator.

2011-2012 Community Leadership Committee President - Frankie Magliocchetti Vice President - Kadieann Tighe Secretary - Meredith Smith Student Athlete Members Baseball - Cameron Jergens, Cody Mizelle Women’s Golf - Kaylee Random, Carla Love Softball - Frankie Magliocchetti, Kadieann Tighe Swimming & Diving - Meredith Smith, Will Meagher Committee Coordinator Alissa Smith

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Community Connections Community Service Projects for the 2010-2011 Academic Year: Men’s Basketball • • • • • • • •

Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back American Heart Association Heart Walk Jr. Falcon Reading Program WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive Disability Awareness Basketball Game Benefiting ARC Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Game Benefiting ACS “Minute to Win It” at Daytona State College in partnership with ARC of Volusia County Haiti for Life Drive - in partnership with SGA

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Breast Cancer Awareness Game WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive “Minute to Win It” at Daytona State College in partnership with ARC of Volusia County Haiti for Life Drive - in partnership with SGA

Women’s Basketball • • • • • • • •

Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back Jr. Falcon Reading Program American Heart Association Heart Walk Disability Awareness Basketball Game Benefiting ARC Breast Cancer Awareness Basketball Game Benefiting ACS WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive “Minute to Win It” at Daytona State College” in partnership with ARC of Volusia County Haiti for Life Drive - in partnership with SGA

Baseball • • • • • • • • •

Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back American Heart Association Heart Walk WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive Jr. Falcon Reading Program Offered Free Volusia County Baseball Clinic in conjunction with Mainland HS/PAL & Sponsored by the National Guard Hosted National Guard Day at Baseball Game J.R. House Christian Baseball Camp “Minute to Win It” at Daytona State College in partnership with ARC of Volusia County Haiti for Life Drive - in partnership with SGA

Men’s & Women’s Swimming/Diving • • • • • • •

Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back American Heart Association Heart Walk WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive Jr. Falcon Reading Program ARC Swim Lessons “Minute to Win It” at Daytona State College in partnership with ARC of Volusia County Haiti for Life Drive - in partnership with SGA

Women’s Golf • • • • • •

Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back American Heart Association Heart Walk Jr. Falcon Reading Program WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive “Minute to Win It” at Daytona State College in partnership with ARC of Volusia County Haiti for Life Drive - in partnership with SGA

Women’s Softball

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Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back American Heart Association Heart Walk Jr. Falcon Reading Program City of Port Orange Softball Clinic City of Ormond Beach Softball Clinic 13


The Learning Commons Everything you need to succeed The Academic Support Center The Academic Support Center provides college-wide learning assistance and support to students enrolled in Daytona State College classes. ASC services are designed to help students develop the educational skills and strategies essential for academic achievement while supporting the faculty through the delivery of instruction and supplemental learning resources critical to their curricula. The Center welcomes all students and offers a variety of programs and services to maximize academic success. In addition to technology mediated learning, the ASC offers peer and professional tutoring, online tutoring and supplemental instruction. Available on all campuses, each center is a multimedia facility that is designed to supplement classroom teaching and learning activities. Together, the faculty and staff of the Academic Support Center are committed to enhancing your success as a student.

Library Services The Daytona Beach Campus Library and DeLand Campus Library provide a wide range of resources and services, including print and non-print collections, access to extensive electronic databases, and professional reference and research assistance. Our library networks with other state and national libraries to obtain the information you need when you need it, 24/7. The Daytona Beach Campus Library supports all of Daytona State’s upper level baccalaureate programs, as well as the upper level and graduate programs of partnership colleges and universities, including the University of Central Florida. It also hosts an Academic Support Center. All Daytona State students have access to the computer labs in our libraries, which provide access to academic software, word processing and spreadsheet applications, as well as the Internet.

College Writing Center When you visit the College Writing Center, you’ll get highly individualized assistance with your writing on any subject and at any stage in the writing process. Whether it’s for a course, personal project, resumé, or scholarship essay, we’ll listen to your needs and help you find and further develop your strengths as a writer. This free service is offered to all Daytona State College students.

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FACTS Founded 1957 Enrollment 36,000+ annually (College Credit) Campus Locations Daytona Beach • DeLand • Deltona Flagler/Palm Coast New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Advanced Technology College Academic Programs In addition to the Associate of Arts degree, more than 100 programs leading to Associate of Science degrees or Certificates. Daytona State College also offers a Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology and five Bachelor of Science in Education degrees. Web Site www.DaytonaState.edu The L. Gale Lemerand Health, Wellness and Community Education Center Gymnasium: Capacity 1,000 Aquatic Center: Capacity 950, Colorado Timing System & Scoreboard, 3 meter and 1 meter springboards Mascot Falcon School Colors Blue and Silver Conference Affiliation Mid-Florida Conference

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Proud to Support the Athletes of Daytona State College Convenient locations offer: • Sports Medicine • Return to Sports Program • Occupational / Hand Therapy

Volusia County Locations: Daytona Beach: (386) 323-5840 • DeLand: (386) 734-9400 • Ormond Beach: (386) 615-1112 Port Orange: (386) 756-0424 • New Smyrna Beach: (386) 423-1070 • Orange City: (386) 774-4404

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Your Choice for Rehabilitation Needs Additional locations throughout Orange, Brevard, Volusia and Osceola Counties Rehabilitation Clinics

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Falcons Support Team

Will Dunne Dean of Co-Curricular Activities & Intercollegiate Athletics

Cindy Iafanti Athletic Coordinator Business and Student Services

Alison Mohr Athletic Coordinator Academics, Compliance and Reporting

Nancy Homan Athletic CoordinatorFitness and Aquatics Services

Deborah Stelling Fitness Center Specialist

John Tosi Fitness Center Specialist

Shannon Slaybaugh Athletic Specialist

Amanda Bender Aquatic Center Specialist

The Falcons Support Team is made up of dedicated professionals who form a carefully designed safety net for the student-athlete cohort. These individuals play critically important roles on a daily basis in helping to ensure that support is in place for our student-athletes to be successful in their efforts while at Daytona State College. The focus here will range from academic support, arranging charter bus travel, providing strength and resistance training opportunities along with aquatic center conditioning, to a whole array of other student support functions.

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Falcons Support Team

Bruce Cook Assist. Dean of Co-Curricular Activities and Intercollegiate Athletics

Lori Lemoine Recreation and Intramural Sports Specialist

Julie Rocco Student Activities Specialist

Warnell Vickers Student Activities Specialist

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Season Outlook The Lady Falcons return six experienced veterans for their sophomore campaign. Each of them were finalists in last year’s National Championships in Buffalo, NY. They are eager to challenge their teammates as well as their opponents to “take it to the next level.” With that mindset and an entire season to focus and train more efficiently and effectively, our returnees are sure to improve and elevate the team’s overall performance. Our newcomers to this year’s squad hail from as far as away as England, Trinidad, Texas and Georgia, as well as all over the Sunshine State. Their youth and enthusiasm make it exciting to consider the possibilities. With an increased emphasis on power, speed and fundamentals, the Lady Falcons will surely rise up and soar above the competition this season.

Men: The Falcon men return only three individuals from last year’s team. The rebuilding has begun. This season’s challenge will be to train an entire squad into a singular unit that is focused on the ultimate prize in our sport – the championship. Daytona State sought out athletes worldwide from Sweden, the Cayman Islands, Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and domestically from Alabama, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Hawaii, and throughout the state of Florida. With a combination of transfers, as well as some promising freshman talent, the men’s team has set its sights very high for 2011-12.

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Coaches Don Gibb

Head Coach - 2nd Season Beginning his 23rd season as a professional swimming coach, Don Gibb comes to Daytona State after spending the last 20 seasons in the Division I collegiate ranks. A graduate of Tate High School (Gonzales, FL), Daytona Beach Community College, and the University of Florida, Coach Gibb has experienced competition and coaching at every level in our sport. As a collegiate swimmer for the Gators, Gibb won the Southeastern Conference title in the 100 freestyle in 1982 and went on to win an NCAA title with Florida in 1983. He was also a USA National Champion, a co-American record holder in the 4x100 freestyle relay and was ranked in the top 25 in the world two years in a row. He also participated in the USA Masters National Championships, winning the 100 freestyle in his age group. As a coach, Gibb has had the good fortune to work with elite coaches such as former UF Head Men’s and Women’s Coach and USA Olympic Coach Randy Reese, former UF Women’s Head Coach Mitch Ivey, former UF Men’s Head Coach and NCAA Coach of the Year Skip Foster, and elite coaches Gary Butts and Ralph Crocker at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale. All these individuals had a direct impact on Coach Gibb and how he has evolved into an elite coach. Some of his coaching highlights include: USA Junior National Champions, USA Senior National Champions, US Open Champions, Atlantic Coast Conference Champions, Southeastern Conference Champions, and NCAA Division I National Champions. At the international level, Gibb has coached 14 different Olympians from 10 different countries. He also has been a member of the coaching staffs for Venezuela, Hungary, Trinidad, and South Africa, participating in the Pan American Games, World Championships, Pan Pacific Games and the Commonwealth Games. In 1998, he was also an assistant coach for the World All-Stars which won the gold medal in the Goodwill Games in Long Island, NY. Gibb began his professional career in 1985 at the Nashville Aquatic Club, where he developed several age group

swimmers into National Top 16 qualifiers, as well as Junior and Senior National performers, and produced a Masters National Champion.

Caitlin Iversen

Coodinator/Asst. Coach - 1st Season Caitlin Iversen enters her first season with the Falcon swimming squad. She will serve as coordinator/assistant coach for the Daytona State College Swimming Program. She will assist with recruiting future student-athletes, as well as ondeck practice and coaching. Caitlin joins the Falcons after graduating from the University of Arizona in December 2010, where she completed four years of swimming under Head Coach Frank Busch. Caitlin was able to be a part of two Pacific-10 Conference Championships, as well as an NCAA National Championship Team. She competed at four NCAA Championship meets and is a six-time All-American. She also competed in the 2008 US Olympic Trials and placed ninth in the 200 meter backstroke. Caitlin was born and raised in Denver, CO, and has been swimming competitively since the age of eight. She has one older sister who also swam at the University of California Los Angeles. Caitlin is currently testing the waters of triathlons.

Aleia Monden

Diving Coach - 1st Season Aleia grew up in Mililani, HI, and at a young age took up the sport of diving. After taking up multiple sports such as soccer, gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline and swimming, she realized how great of a sport diving really is. In high school, she was a four-time Hawaii High School Athletic Association State Champion, the current record holder, and three-time NISCA All-American. After high school, Aleia attended Florida State University, where she was named MVP for three years, captain for two, made the All-ACC Academic Honor Roll all four years, broke the five-dive platform record and was awarded the prestigious Golden Nole Award her senior year. In 2008, she also was an NCAA AllAmerican Honorable Mention on the plat-

Don Gibb

Caitlin Iversen

Aleia Monden

form. On the USA Diving scene, Aleia proved that the platform was her calling, as she placed 3rd in the synchronized diving event in 2008 and finaled individually at Nationals on several occasions. Shortly after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, minoring in Psychology and Chemistry, Aleia was asked to become a performer on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line’s Oasis of the Seas. Currently, Aleia is an assistant coach for the YMCA of Central Florida Diving Team. Her plans for the near future are to take the MCAT and go to Medical School.

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2011-2012

roster

women’s swimming & diving

NAME Samantha Akoubian

CLASS SO

STROKE / EVENT Breaststroke / Freestyle

HOMETOWN Dacula, GA

HIGH SCHOOL Mill Creek High School

Sara Akoubian

SO

Butterfly / IM

Dacula, GA

Mill Creek High School

Anna Barnes

FR

Distance Freestyle

Suwanee, GA

North Gwinett High School

Desiree Bowker

FR

Butterfly / Backstroke

Cocoa, FL

Cocoa Beach High School

Maria Cadavid

FR

Freestyle

Miami, FL

Felix Varela High School

Sophie Drake

FR

Backstroke / IM / Freestyle

England

Gable Hall School

Megan Hawkins

SO

Butterfly / Backstroke

New Smyrna Beach, FL

New Smyrna Beach High

Gemma Hoffman

SO

Butterfly / Backstroke

Ponte Vedra, FL

Nease High School

Ashly Isaacson

SO

Freestyle

Clearwater, FL

Largo High School

Hannah Kiser

FR

Freestyle

Cedar Park, TX

Vista Ridge High School

Lauren Lovelace

FR

Freestyle

Linwood, NJ

Mainland Regional High

Bethany Meade

FR

Butterfly

Holly Hill, FL

Seabreeze High School

Victoria Mitchner

FR

Freestyle

Ormond Beach, FL

Seabreeze High School

Nikia O’Neal

FR

Freestyle

Port Orange, FL

Spruce Creek High School

Julia Pfund

SO

Diving

Lower Burrell, PA

Burrell High School

Katie Pheil

SO

Freestyle / Backstroke

Ocala, FL

Forest High School Holy Faith Convent

Kadeja Phillip

FR

Freestyle / Butterfly

Trinidad

Calli Singleton

SO

Backstroke

Jacksonville, FL

SO

Backstroke

Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips High School

SO

Backstroke / Freestyle

Port Orange, FL

Spruce Creek High School

Hannah Yancey

SO

Freestyle/Backstroke

Orange Park, FL

Ridgeview High School

women’s swimming & diving

Meredith Smith Robyn Venables

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Samantha Akoubian

Sara Akoubian

Anna Barnes

Desiree Bowker

Maria Cadavid

Sophie Drake

Megan Hawkins

Gemma Hoffman


Hannah Kiser

Lauren Lovelace

Bethany Meade

Victoria Mitchner

Nikia O’Neal

Julia Pfund

Katie Pheil

Kadeja Phillip

Cali Singleton

Meredith Smith

Robyn Venables

Hannah Yancey

women’s swimming & diving

Ashly Isaacson

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2011-2012

roster

men’s swimming & diving

NAME

CLASS

STROKE / EVENT

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

Zeke Amos

FR

Diving

Titusville, FL

Astronaut High School

Thomas Aycart SO Breaststroke / IM Miami, FL

Miami Sunset Senior High School

Daniel Coakley

SO

Freestyle

Kapaau, HI

Kailua High School

John Curran

FR

Freestyle

Ocala, FL

Forest High School

Jose De Jesus FR Breaststroke Puerto Rico

Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola

Blake Ehlers FR Freestyle / Butterfly Neptune Beach, FL

Duncan V. Fletcher High School

Marco Gonzalez

FR

Freestyle

Colombia

Instituto La Campina

Seiji Groome

FR

Freestyle

Grand Cayman Islands

Cayman Prep

Will Meagher

SO

Backstroke / IM

Eagan, MN

Eagan High School

Rodney Meerman

FR

Freestyle / Backstroke / IM

New Smyrna Beach, FL

New Smyrna Beach HS

Stephen Parsons

FR

Freestyle

Auburn, AL

Auburn High School

James Pompi

FR

Diving

Port Orange, FL

Atlantic High School

Benjamin Teuchert FR Butterfly Deerfield Beach, FL

Pompano Beach High School

Yianni Thermos

FR

Freestyle

Brooklyn, NY

Winston Prep

Dominic Walter

SO

Distance Freestyle

Jamaica

Wolmers Boys High School

Victor Westerlund

FR

Freestyle

Sweden

Tingvalla Gymnasium

Charles Williams

FR

Butterfly

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dillard High School

Takashi Worrell

FR

Freestyle / Butterfly

Oviedo, FL

Hagerty High School

Zeke Amos

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Thomas Aycart

Daniel Coakley

John Curran


Blake Ehlers

Marco Gonzalez

Seiji Groome

Will Meagher

Rodney Meerman

Stephen Parsons

James Pompi

Benjamin Teuchert

Yianni Thermos

Dominic Walter

Victor Westerlund

Charles Williams

Takashi Worrell

men’s swimming & diving

José DeJesús

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2011-2012

schedule

swimming & diving

Date

Day

Location

Time

December 2-4

Friday-Sunday

Gator Invitational

Gainesville

All Day

January 4

Wednesday

Falcon Invitational

Daytona Beach, FL

All Day

January 14 Saturday

Savannah College of Art & Design /Darton College

Albany, GA

1:00 p.m.

January 21

Saturday

Rollins College

Winter Park, FL

1:00 p.m.

January 28

Saturday

Florida Southern College

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

February 4

Saturday

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, FL

11:00 a.m.

March 7-10

Wednesday-Saturday

NJCAA National Championship

Ft. Pierce, FL

All Day

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Women’s

Golf

Season Outlook

T

he Daytona State College Lady Falcons Golf Team finished its 13th season by capturing its fifth NJCAA National Championship title. With this win, the Lady Falcons have back-to-back national titles in 2010 and 2011 and have won three consecutive NJCAA championships in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Mitsuki Katahira also won the individual National Championship title in 2010 and 2011 and is the most successful Falcon in the history of the program. The Lady Falcons have graduated all three of their top guns from the last two years and these players will be missed greatly. Katahira has recently turned pro and is setting her sights on the LPGA Tour. Ericka Schneider is attending the University of Mississippi and Amy West is attending the University of South Florida, both on golf scholarships. The 2011-2012 season starts the 14th year of the women’s golf program. There are six new players joining the Lady Falcons this year and only two returners. Expectations are high for the Lady Falcons, especially coming off the best two years of the program. Most of the players on the squad are new additions, but these players are ready to step up to the challenge. Returning players for the Lady Falcons include Kelly Miller from the United Kingdom, who posted a 15th place finish at the 2011 NJCAA National Championship while earning All-American Honors, and Kaylee Random from Alpharetta, GA, who placed 20th at the NJCAA National Championship. New players include Megan

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Coach Laura Brown

Head Coach - 14th Season With the start of the 2011-2012 season, Laura Brown enters her 14th season as head coach for the Daytona State College Lady Falcon’s Golf Team. Brown is the first and only head coach of the Falcon’s Women’s Golf program. Born and raised in New Smyrna Beach, FL, Brown played golf for New Smyrna Beach High School, where she competed and won the 1987 National High School Athletic Coaches Association National Championship. Her performance attracted the attention of several college golf programs, but Brown accepted the offer of a golf scholarship to the University of Florida in 1987. As a Florida Gator, Brown earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors in 1988 and won the Doral State Collegiate Championship in 1990. Brown was a member of the 1991 SEC championship team and earned AllSEC and All-American honors that same year. After graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Recreation, she turned professional and competed on various mini-tours until qualifying for the LPGA Tour in 1994. Brown won the 1995 Briarwood Futures Tour Event. She competed on the LPGA Tour in 1995 and 1997. Her best finish was a tie for ninth in the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic where she recorded her career-low score of 66 during the final round. After realizing the fast-paced lifestyle of the LPGA Tour was not for her, Brown accepted the challenge to create and coach a new women’s golf program at Daytona State College in 1998. In the 14 years under her leadership, Brown has created a highly respected and very competitive women’s golf program. Her accomplishments include five NJCAA National Championships, 48 All-Americans, and three individual national championship titles. Academically, Brown’s teams also have succeeded in the classroom as illustrated by winning the FCCAA Female Academic Team of the Year three years in a row (20062007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009. In addition, her team finished 2nd nationally for academics against other female NJCAA teams in the 2008-2009 season and 5th

nationally in the 2010-2011 season. She also has had eight of her players receive Academic All-American honors, with five of them receiving Distinguished All-American honors, and three of them receiving Superior Academic Honors. Her success, both on the course and in the classroom, has attracted student-athletes from all over the world. Brown has continued her involvement in the LPGA, as she is a Class A Member of the LPGA Teaching and Club Professional Division. Last year she was named the 2010 LPGA National Coach of the Year. She was also named the 2005 and 2010 LPGA SE Section Coach of the Year. Additionally, Brown has received the 2011, 2010 and 2005 NJCAA Coach of the Tournament Award. Brown serves as the president of the NJCAA Women’s Golf Coaches Association and was inducted into the NJCAA Coaches Association Hall of Fame in May 2009. Brown also continues to compete professionally and participates in various LPGA Teaching & Club Professional Division events when her schedule permits. Some of her latest golf accomplishments include a 2nd place finish at the 2008 LPGA T&CP SE Section Team Championship, a 4th place finish at the 2008 LPGA T&CP SE Section Championship, and an 11th place finish at the 2008 Sky Caddie LPGA T&CP National Championship. Other top finishes include a 1st place finish in the 2006 LPGA T&CP SE Section Team Championship, a 9th place finish

Laura Brown

in the 2006 LPGA T&CP National Championship, a 1st place showing at the 2003 LPGA T&CP SE Section Team Championship, a 2nd place showing at the 2002 LPGA T&CP SE Section Team Championship, and a 2nd place finish at the 2001 LPGA T&CP SE Section Championship. Brown also participated in the 2001 U.S. Women’s Open Championship held at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina.

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women’s golf Carla Duenas

Megan Garland

Noriko Inoue

Anna Lesher

Callie Kitchens

Kelly Miller

Kaylee Random

Erin Selfridge

SEASON OUTLOOK continued

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Garland from the United Kingdom, Noriko Inoue from Tokyo, Japan, Callie Kitchens from Tallahassee, FL, Anna Lesher from Ashland, OH, Carla Love from Port Orange, FL, and Erin Selfridge from Fleming Island, FL. The Lady Falcons have a very competitive fall and spring schedule and will compete mostly against NCAA DI teams throughout the year. When you come to Daytona State College, you expect to play at a very competitive level all season long. The character of these young women will provide them with the strength they need to get off to a great start and earn the exposure they deserve. The tournaments they will compete in will help to raise the team’s playing abilities and push them to their true potential. Coach Laura Brown has built a program that successfully blends academics, teamwork and positive personal development – all of which attract athletes that desire the opportunity to advance their degree pursuits, perfect their game and benefit from a coach with LPGA experience.

The Lady Falcons’ goal this year is to have continued success on the golf course as well as in the classroom. Last year, an overall team GPA of 3.16 and fifth place overall in the national academic standings demonstrated the team’s hard work and dedication to their studies. The successful finishes the team has posted at the national championship over the last several years have also proven their commitment to their sport and the desire to be the best. With Daytona State College hosting the 2012 NJCAA National Golf Championships once again, we look to have a strong showing and hope to successfully defend our national championship title. The outlook for the 2011-2012 season is very positive and we look for the Lady Falcons to once again have a very successful year.


2011-2012

roster

women’s golf

NAME

CLASS

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

Carla Duenas

FR

Port Orange, FL

Atlantic High School

Megan Garland

FR

United Kingdom

Vermuyden School

Noriko Inoue

FR

Japan

Heritage Academy

Callie Kitchens

FR

Tallahassee, FL

North Florida Christian School

Anna Lesher

SO

Ashland, OH

Ashland High School

Kelly Miller

SO

United Kingdom

Heritage Academy

Kaylee Random

SO

Alpharetta, GA

Chattahoochee High School

Erin Selfridge

FR

Fleming Island, FL

St. Johns County Day School

2011-2012 Date

schedule

DayS

EVENT

women’s golf LOCATION

September 24-25 Saturday & Sunday Lady Falcon Invitational

LPGA International Golf Course Daytona Beach, FL

October 7-9 Friday - Sunday Xavier Invitational

LPGA International Golf Course Daytona Beach, FL

October 10-11 Monday & Tuesday USF Waterlefe Invitational

Waterlefe Golf & River Club Bradenton, FL

October 23-25 Sunday - Tuesday FIU Pat Bradley Invitational

Pelican Preserve Golf Course Ft. Myers, FL

November 7-8 Monday & Tuesday Stetson Invitational

Victoria Hills Country Club DeLand, FL

February 5-7 Sunday - Tuesday

2012 Courtyard Classic Hosted by Jacksonville University

Hidden Hills Country Club Jacksonville, FL

February 26-28 Sunday - Tuesday

2012 Kiawah Spring Invitational Hosted by College of Charleston

Cougar Point & Oak Point Kiawah Island, SC

March 5-6 Monday & Tuesday

2012 Hurricane Invitational Hosted by University of Miami

Deering Bay Yacht &Country Club Miami, FL

March 26 & 27 Monday & Tuesday

John Kirk Panther Intercollegiate Eagles Landing Country Club Hosted by Georgia State University Stockbridge, GA

April 1-3 Sunday - Tuesday

Marsh Landing Intercollegiate Hosted by Jacksonville University

Marsh Landing Country Club Jacksonville, FL

April 27-28 Friday-Saturday

NJCAA Region VIII Qualifier Hosted by Daytona State College

Sugar Mill Country Club New Smyrna Beach, FL

May 14-17 Monday - Thursday

NJCAA Women’s Golf National Championship Hosted by Daytona State College

LPGA International Golf Club Daytona Beach, FL

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women’s

Basketball

Season Outlook All Hard Work Brings A Profit!

The Daytona State College Lady Falcons finished the 201011 season as Mid-Florida Conference Co-Champions. This was the first conference championship in eight years for the women’s basketball program. The Lady Falcons ended the season ranked number one in team defense in the state of Florida. The Lady Falcons finished ranked third in the final FCSAA Coaches Poll. It also marked the second consecutive FCSAA (Florida Community College Activities Association) State Tournament appearance for Coach Cal Cochran’s third year at the helm. Coach Cochran was named 2010-11 Co-Head Coach of the Year in the MidFlorida Conference. He enters his fourth season at Daytona State with a 54-33 record. The Lady Falcons will add eight new faces this year, as the program had four sophomores received scholarships. The Lady Falcons return six sophomores.

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Jasmine Poole (Mid-Florida All-Conference First Team, Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award, FCSAA “All-Academic” Team) is the returning leading scorer and rebounder at 8.8 ppg and 145 total rebounds; Jamila Thompson (Mid-Florida All-Conference Second Team, MidFlorida Conference Scholar-Athlete) Thompson, averaged 5.0 ppg and 4.6 rpg as a freshman and will help anchor the Lady Falcon defense. Karen Flagg, a stellar small forward, is the returning leading rebounder per average and leading shot blocker for the Lady Falcons; Stormey Smith (MidFlorida Conference Honorable Mention) who led the Lady Falcons in steals, will replace (FCSAA Academic All-State) Shanika Brooks as a key defensive player for the Lady Falcons. Shanequa Schrouder, a talented combo guard will emerge as a key player to lead the offense. Daytona State College has two additional returning players who will provide bonus depth. Shanterra Bland (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete), a standout defensive stopper, and Danisha Green, a gutsy grey shirt freshman (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete). A capable freshmen class will add flexibility to a company that finished tied for first in the Mid-Florida (continued page 37)


2011-2012

schedule

women’s basketball

Date

Day

Location

Time

November 2

Monday

Miami, FL

5:30 p.m.

Miami-Dade College

Daytona State Tip-Off (November 4-5) November 4

Friday

November 5 November 8

Brevard Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

6:00 p.m.

Saturday Indian River State College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

Tuesday

Daytona Beach, FL

5:30 p.m.

Pensacola State College

Lady Falcon Classic (November 11-12) November 11

Friday

Palm Beach State College

Daytona Beach, FL

6:00 p.m.

November 12

Saturday

Miami Dade College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

November 16

Wednesday

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg, FL

6:00 p.m.

November 18

Friday

Tallahassee CC (CFCC Shootout)

Ocala, FL

6:00 p.m.

November 19

Saturday

Miami Dade College (CFCC Shootout)

Ocala, FL

2:00 p.m.

December 2 Friday

Palm Beach State College Gainesville, FL (JUCO Shootout)

2:00 p.m.

December 3 Saturday

Gulf Coast State College Gainesville, FL (JUCO Shootout)

Noon

Daytona State Showcase (December 9-10) December 9

Friday

TBA

Daytona Beach, FL

6:00 p.m.

December 10

Saturday

St. Petersburg College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

December 29 Wednesday

Gulf Coast State College Gainesville, FL (Best Western Gateway Grand Classic)

4:00 p.m.

December 30 Thursday

Pensacola State College Gainesville, FL (Best Western Gateway Grand Classic)

2:00 p.m.

January 2

Monday

Chipola College

Marianna, FL

5:00 p.m.

January 3

Tuesday

Northwest Florida State College

Niceville, FL

5:30 p.m.

January 7

Saturday

Hillsborough Community College*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

January 11

Wednesday

Santa Fe*

Gainesville, FL

6:00 p.m.

January 14

Saturday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

January 18

Wednesday

Florida State College - Jacksonsville*

Jacksonville, FL

6:00 p.m.

January 25

Wednesday

Hillsborough Community College*

Tampa, FL

6:00 p.m.

January 28

Saturday

Santa Fe*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 1

Wednesday

College of Central Florida*

Ocala, FL

6:00 p.m.

February 4

Saturday

Florida State College - Jacksonsville*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 11

Saturday

Hillsborough Community College*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 15

Wednesday

Santa Fe*

Gainesville, FL

6:00 p.m.

February 18

Saturday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 22

Wednesday

Florida State College - Jacksonsville*

Jacksonville, FL

6:00 p.m.

* Conference Games

Home Games in Bold

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Coaches Cal Cochran

Head Coach - 4th Year

Cal Cochran

Brittany Hudson

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Cal Cochran is a 1983 Business Administration graduate of the University of Tennessee. Coach Cochran also holds a master’s degree from the University of West Florida. Coach Cochran was a Tennessee High School All-State performer at Ooltewah High School. He played four years for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Moccasins as a point guard. He played on two Southern Conference championship teams and two NCAA tournament teams. He was a Co-Captain for the Mocs during his senior season, which also was the first NCAA Division I tournament victory in UTC’s school history. Coach Cochran is entering his 28th year in coaching. He began his coaching career at the University of Montevallo in 1983. He then coached at Division I Alabama State University, 1996-2000. He was the Director of Right Stuff Basketball 2000-2002. Coach Cochran became the head coach at Pensacola High School in 2004. He led the Tigers to a 62-17 overall record, a .784 winning percentage. In three years, he engineered PHS to two state playoff appearances, one being a 20052006 Elite Eight finish. Coach Cochran led PHS to two regular season District 1 4A championships, 2005 and 2006. Pensacola High was ranked in the top 10 by the Florida Sports Writer’s Association each of his three years at the helm. Cochran participated in the 2006 Pete Newell NBA Big Man Camp, where Los Angeles Laker Center Andrew Bynum was a participant. He also coached in the 2007 BIG MAN Footwork Camp with former NBA Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Otis Hughley and former Atlanta Hawk Assistant Coach and 17-year NBA veteran, Alton Lister. He was named the 2006 Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) District 1 Coach of the Year. Coach Cochran was selected as the head coach for the South All Stars in the 2006 Florida Panhandle Shootout. He was nominated as the District 1 representative for head coach for the FACA North-South 2007 All Star Game. Coach Cochran also was the 2007 co-sponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Pensacola High School. He was the Daytona State Men’s Assistant Coach 2007-08, and was named

the head coach for the Daytona State College Women’s program in April of 2008. Coach Cochran is 54-33 for a .611 winning percentage in three seasons at the controls. He led the Lady Falcons to the FCCAA State Tournament for the second consecutive year. This was DSC’s first back-to-back state appearance since 2002-03. The Lady Falcons ended an eight year drought and became the 201011 Mid-Florida Conference Co-Champions. Coach Cochran also was named 2010-11 Co-Head Coach of the Year in the Mid-Florida Conference. Under his leadership, the 2010-11 season saw DSC receive its first FCSAA Sandy Miller Award winner in school history; Mekiala Qualls became the 2010-11 Student Athlete of the Year in the state of Florida. Eight players have received 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference honors; 20 players have received Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete Awards; 11 players have received FCSAA “All Academic” Team; two players have received NJCAA Academic All-American and Daytona State College Hall of Fame honors.

Brittany Hudson

Assistant Coach - 1st Year Brittany Hudson begins her first year as the assistant coach for the Daytona State Lady Falcons Women’s Basketball program. Hudson is from Daytona Beach, FL, and attended Mainland High School where she played her freshman year of basketball. After relocating, she finished her high school career at Florida A&M University High School where she helped lead her team to win its first state championship in the school’s history. Coach Hudson went on to receive a scholarship at Georgia State University, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law. While at Georgia State, she played three years and sat out one year due to a medical hardship. As a freshman, before GSU entered the Colonial Athletic Association Conference, she helped lead her team to the conference championship game in the Atlantic Sun Conference. After returning from her medical hardship, Coach Hudson received the Ron Curry Determination award for having the determination to work hard and to get back on the court


Coaches with her team. Having a year of eligibility after graduating at GSU, Coach Hudson transferred to Valdosta State to complete her eligibility, where she received All-Conference Honors for her outstanding performance. Coach Hudson joins the Lady Falcon staff after spending last season at Morehead State as the director of basketball operations. She worked directly with the coaching staff, as well as with day-to-day operations of the women’s program, team travel arrangements, game-day management and many other aspects of the program. Coach Hudson stated, “I am elated at the opportunity to work with Coach Cochran and be a part of the Lady Falcon program. I look forward to not only coaching but also to teaching the young women here at Daytona State how to be

student-athletes, with the emphasis on student first. I am committed to helping Coach Cochran continue to build an elite program.” Prior to Morehead State, Hudson worked with the Essence Girls Basketball Program for six years. Essence is an AAU program that has a reputable name throughout the national AAU basketball community. While working with Essence, Hudson served as an assistant to the director, with the duties of aiding in travel arrangements and serving as a site director of prominent tournaments. Coach Hudson excelled in coaching and teaching the young women in the program, as well as many other duties that helped them learn the game of basketball.

SEASON OUTLOOK continued Conference race last season. With the loss of Diana Choibekova (FSCAA 1st Team All State, Mid-Florida AllConference 1st Team, Mid-Florida Scholar Athlete), Mekiala Qualls (FSCAA Academic All State, 2010 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference, Top 40 NJCAA JUCO All Star) and Daphne Walker (2011 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference, Top 40 NJCAA JUCO All Star), several student athletes will be counted on to fill the gap. The guard corps will include Veronica Ryan, a savvy playmaker from West Port High School, Ocala, FL. Shiquita Williams, School of the Future High School, heady scoring leader, hails from Philadelphia, PA. Two players who will bring added depth are Osha Jones, the most improved player from Rush-Henrietta High School in Rochester, NY, and LaTaijh Harrison, a former AAU Jacksonville Lady Ram, who also led Bishop Kenny High School, Jacksonville, FL, in rebounding. Under Coach Cochran’s three seasons at the reins, two players have received FCSAA All-State honors; eight players have received 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference honors. Twenty players have received Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete Awards. Eleven players have received FCSAA “All Academic” Team. Two players have received NJCAA Academic All American and one has received Daytona State College Hall of Fame honors. Qualls received the 2011 Sandy Miller Award, the highest award given by FSCAA for Women’s Basketball. She became the first honoree since the program began in 1998. In his tenure at Daytona State College, Coach Cochran has initiated several new programs. Included are the Jr. Falcon Reading

Program at the Daytona State College Early Childhood Development Learning Center and the Peer Tutoring Partners, an academic support strategy for student athletes. Daytona State College Lady Falcons: Where “doing the little things right … WILL MAKE THE BIG THINGS HAPPEN.”

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Shanterra Bland

Karen Bivens Flagg

Danisha Green

LaTaijh Harrison

Osha Jones

Jasmine Poole

Veronica Ryan

Shanequa Schrouder

Stormey Smith

Jamila Thompson

Shiquita Williams


2011-2012

roster

women’s basketball

NO.

NAME

CLASS

POSITION HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

1

Shiquita Williams

FR

PG

Philadelphia, PA

School of the Future

3

Stormey Smith

SO

PG

Douglasville, GA

South Paulding High School

4

Karen Flagg

SO

SF

Chester, PA

Chester High School

12

Veronica Ryan

FR

PG

Ocala, FL

West Port High School

15

Danisha Green

SO

SG

Jacksonville, FL

Robert E. Lee High School

22

Osha Jones

FR

PF

Rochester, NY

Rush Henrietta High School

23

Jasmine Poole

SO

SF

Harrisburg, PA

Science & Technical High School

24

Shanequa Schrouder SO

SG

Orlando, FL

Apopka High School

30

Shanterra Bland

SO

SG

Jacksonville, FL

Wolfson Senior High School

41

Jamila Thompson

SO

C

London, UK

Barking Academy

44

LaTaijh Harrison

FR

C

Jacksonville, FL

Bishop Kenny High School

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Men’s

Basketball

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Season Outlook The 2011-12 Falcon Basketball program will have plenty of big shoes to fill. Anthony André, starting his 5th season as the head coach, has built a foundation of academics first, athletics second, and the investment is paying off. The team finished 2nd in the Mid-Florida conference and, for the second year in a row, earned the prestigious Hal Casey Award for the best student athlete in the state in Men’s Basketball. The Falcons are gunning for another Mid-Florida conference championship and to have the best basketball academic team in the state. Only three returning players are back for their sophomore years, Da’Markco Foster, Ja’Quan Jones and Darius Hall will lead the young Falcons this year. There are a couple of transfers who will be counted on for their experience to help the freshman figure it out. They are Jabbar Reid from Tyler Junior College and Jarod Leonard from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. These two young men bring much needed experience. The freshman: Warren (Theo) Plowden from Orlando, FL; Joseph Harrell from Albany, GA; Devin Steel from Milwaukee, WI; Emory Bernard from Atlanta, GA; Corey Shaw from Selma, AL; and Rasha Evans from Tampa, FL, are talented but inexperienced.

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Coaches Anthony André

Head Coach - 5th Season

Anthony André

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Anthony André begins his 5th year as the Head Coach for the men’s program. Andre’ is from Albany, NY. He is a graduate of Colonie Central High School, where he led his team to a district championship. Coach André received a scholarship to Wichita State University, but then transferred and graduated from Butler County Community College (BCCC). At BCCC he averaged 21 points and 11 rebounds while earning all-conference honors. He finished his college career at the University of West Alabama, earning all-conference honors, a BS in Business Administration and a Master’s in Continuing Education with an emphasis on Physical Education. He went on to play professional basketball in South America and Europe for three years. During his professional career, he has competed against some of the game’s best players, Sam Perkins (Los Angeles Lakers), John Sally (Detroit Pistons) and Dominique Wilkins (Atlanta Hawks). Coach André has had a wide variety of coaching and administrative experiences, and is a proven winner. He started as an assistant coach at the University of West Alabama, his alma mater. He then went on to coach at Greater Perimeter College in Decatur, GA, Connors State College in Warner, OK, Alabama A&M University in Normal, AL, and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC. André also was the athletic director and head men’s basketball coach at Texas College in Tyler, TX. He has a sincere interest in the student part of the student-athlete. His first goal is to have his basketball players graduate and become productive citizens. Andre’ has a graduation rate of 90 percent with those players under his tutelage. The Daytona State men’s basketball program’s GPA has soared under his leadership. The 2008-2009 team had an overall GPA of 2.91 the highest ever for a Daytona State men’s basketball team. The 2009-2010 basketball team combined its classroom accomplishments with a conference championship. The last three years, the Falcons have had nine students make the all-state academic team. In the last three years the Falcons have had 15 players selected to the Mid-Florida All-academic Team. The Falcons have had two NJCAA Academic

All-Americans in men’s basketball. The Falcons have had the last two years the prestigious Hal Casey Award for the best scholar basketball player in the state. Coach André’s overall record at Daytona State is 59-60.

Sebastion Singletary Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Sebastian Singletary begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Falcons. Singletary joins the Falcons staff after most recently serving as and assistant coach/recruiting coordinator at Stetson University under head coach Derek Waugh. In his first full season as recruiting coordinator, Singletary put together the top recruiting class in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Along with his recruiting duties Sebastian will assist in the development of all Falcons players. He is responsible for player development, opponent scouting, camps, recruiting and other administrative tasks. During Singletary’s time at Stetson University, he coached 38 all-conference academic honors and seven all conference performers. After graduating from Stetson in 2001, Singletary played three seasons of professional basketball internationally. In 2001, he averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds per game with Calpe Aguas in Spain. He was named Player of the Week three times and Player of the Month once. In 2002, he played for the Universidad de Conception in Chile, and (continued page 44)


2011-2012

schedule

men’s basketball

Date

Day

Location

Time

November 2

Wednesday

Brevard Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

7:00 p.m.

November 5

Saturday

State College of Florida

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

November 8

Tuesday

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg, FL

7:00 p.m.

State College of Florida Classic (November 11-12) November 11

Friday

ABCD Prep (Texas)

Sarasota, FL

4:00 p.m.

November 12

Saturday

Monroe College (New York)

Sarasota, FL

4:00 p.m.

November 17

Thursday

Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL

7:00 p.m.

November 19

Saturday

Tallahassee Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

November 21

Monday

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

7:00 p.m.

November 23

Wedneesday

Albany Technical College

Albany, GA

7:00 p.m.

November 28

Monday

Brevard Community College

Melbourne, FL

7:00 p.m.

December 3

Saturday

Hillsborough Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

December 7

Wednesday

Polk State College

Daytona Beach, FL

7:00 p.m.

JUCO Shootout @ College of Central Florida (December 10-11) December 10

Saturday

Hillsborough CC

Ocala, FL

Noon

December 11

Sunday

Indian River State College

Ocala, FL

6:00 p.m.

December 17

Saturday

Tallahassee CC

Tallahassee, FL

4:00 p.m.

December 30

Friday

St. Petersburg College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 3

Tuesday

Albany Technical College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 7

Saturday

St. Johns River State College*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 11

Wednesday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

8:00 p.m.

January 14

Saturday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 18

Wednesday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

8:00 p.m.

January 25

Wednesday

St. Johns River State College*

Palatka, FL

8:00 p.m.

January 28

Saturday

Santa Fe College*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 1

Wednesday

College of Central Florida*

Ocala, FL

8:00 p.m.

February 4

Saturday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 11

Saturday

St. Johns River State College*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 15

Wednesday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

8:00 p.m.

February 18

Saturday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 22

Wednesday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

8:00 p.m.

* Conference Games

Home Games in Bold

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men’s basketball

Emory Bernard

Rasha Evans

Damarkco Foster

Darius Hall

Joseph Harrel

Jaquan Jones

Jarod Leonard

Theo Plowden

Jabbar Reid

Corey Shaw

Devin Steel

SINGLETARY continued in 2003, he played for Herens Basket in Switzerland. A three-year starter and two time 1st team all-conference performer for the Hatters, Singletary averaged 14.2 points and 9.0 rebounds during his career. As a sophomore he was tied for conference leader in rebounding. As a junior he led the conference and ranked 21st nationally with an average of 9.3 rebounds per game. He also scored at a 15.3 ppg clip and was selected first-team all-conference. As a senior Singletary helped lead the Hatters (17-12) to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Conference tournament

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for the first time in seven years. Along with teammate Santos Hampton, Singletary led the league and ranked 28th in the nation with a 9.2 rebounding average. He was again named first-team all-conference. Singletary was also an All-State performer in his one season at Central Florida Community College. He averaged 16.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per game and helped lead the Patriots to a 19-11 record. A native of Jacksonville, FL, Singletary was a four-time team MVP at Andrew Jackson High School. Singletary and his wife, Deborah, have a daughter Jordan, age nine, Bryanna, age two and stepdaughters Ivana, 18, and Hannah, 16.


2011-2012

roster

men’s basketball

NO.

NAME

CLASS POS HEIGHT WEIGHT

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

1

Devin Steel

FR

G

5’11”

154 lbs.

Milwaukee, WI

Rufus King High School

3

Jabbar Reid

SO

G

6’3”

185 lbs.

Atlanta, GA

Lovejoy High School

4

Joseph Harrell

FR

F

6’8”

200 lbs.

Albany, GA

Westover High School

5

Jaquan Jones

SO

G

6’0”

166 lbs.

Baltimore, MD

Heritage High School

11

Darius Hall

SO

G

6’3”

170 lbs.

Daytona Beach, FL

Atlantic High School

15

Damarkco Foster

SO

G

6’2”

170 lbs.

Cincinnati, OH

Newport High School

21

Emory Bernard

FR

F

6’5”

238 lbs.

Atlanta, GA

Henry W. Grady High School

22

Theo Plowden

FR

G

6’0”

176 lbs.

Orlando, FL

Ocoee High School

23

Jarod Leonard

SO

F

6’6”

218 lbs.

St. Louis, MO

Desmet Jesuit High School

30

Corey Shaw

FR

G

6’3”

180 lbs.

Selma, AL

Dallas County High School

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Rasha Evans

FR

F

6’6”

210 lbs.

Miami, FL

Freedom High School

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Season Outlook The 2012 Falcon Baseball Team will mark the 11th season with Tim Touma as head baseball coach. In the 10 years with Tim Touma at the helm, Falcon Baseball has won four conference championships and four baseball National Academic Awards with the highest team G.P.A. in the nation. Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Chris Reilly returns to the staff along with Developmental Head Coach Nick Luppino. The new addition to the staff is Kyle Dahl, a former Falcon all-star. Coach Dahl will be in charge of the catchers as well as assisting with the Developmental program. The Falcons will start the fall season with four returning pitchers and just two returning starters on the diamond. Freshman all-conference outfielder Scooter Price, who leads all Falcon hitters with eight homeruns, returns for his second year. On the mound, starter Brad Gero returns, with relief ace Ben Burns anchoring the bullpen for the Falcon hurlers. The goals for the 2012 squad will be to win the National Academic Award after finishing second in 2011 and make a return trip to the state tournament!

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Baseball

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Coaches Tim Touma

Head Coach - 11th Season

Tim Touma

The 2012 season will mark the 11th year for Tim Touma as the head baseball coach for Daytona State College. Coach Touma spent 12 years as a D1 assistant coach, making stops at the University of Florida and Oklahoma State, where he helped coach both teams to the college world series. Touma played and coached in the Montreal Expos organization, as well as in college jobs at New Mexico State and Bethune-Cookman College, before being named head coach of the Falcons. During the Tim Touma era, Daytona State College has: • 2007-2010 National Academic Team of the Year • 19 straight semesters with more than a 3.0 team G.P.A. • Won the first conference champion ship in school history • Won four back-to-back conference championships • Four-time Mid-Florida coach of the year

Chris Reilly

• 2003 team held No. 1 ranking in the state. Coach Touma is a graduate of Lake Worth High School, Palm Beach Community College and the University of Florida where he was an Academic All-SEC performer.

Chris Reilly Pitching Coach/Recruiting Coordinator 5th Season

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Chris Reilly is entering his fifth season as the pitching coach and recruiting coordinator at Daytona State College. The 2011 pitching staff featured two All-Mid Florida Conference pitchers in Jarron Cito (3rd in NJCAA in IP, 13th in NJCAA in strikeouts and 49th in wins), and Brandon Lee (49th in NJCAA in ERA). All three sophomores on the 2011 staff earned scholarships to four-year institutions. The 2010 season marked Reilly’s return to Daytona State after spending the 2008 and 2009 seasons as pitching coach at the University of Cincinnati.

During the 2006 and 2007 seasons in Daytona, Coach Reilly helped guide the Falcons to back-to-back Mid-Florida Conference championships. The 2006 season saw starting pitcher Alan Farina earn Mid-Florida Conference Pitcher of the Year and Florida Community College Athletic Association (FCCAA) first-team all-state honors. Farina was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays organization in the third round of the 2007 first-year player draft. While in Cincinnati, Reilly helped lead the Bearcats to a school record 39 wins during the 2008 season (39-20). Reilly made an immediate impact with the pitching staff in his first year with the program. The Bearcats posted a 4.37 team ERA, the team’s lowest since 1979, which ranked No. 39 in the nation. Under Reilly’s tutelage, his pitchers finished the 2008 season ranked No. 2 in NCAA Division I Baseball, allowing a minuscule 2.48 walks per game. Under Reilly’s instruction, left-hander Dan Osterbrock set a new school record for career wins (21), earned second-team All Big East honors and was drafted in the seventh round by the Minnesota Twins. Reilly spent the summer of 2006 as the pitching coach for the St. Cloud Riverbats in the Northwoods Collegiate Summer League. The New Jersey native began his collegiate playing career at Seton Hall University, where he was named 2000 Honorable Mention Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American. He pitched Seton Hall to the Big East championship and a win at the Clemson, SC, regional in 2001. Reilly finished his college career at Oklahoma State University, where he was named Phillips 66 Big XII Conference Pitcher of the Week and Honorable Mention All-Big XII Conference in 2002. After completing his year at Oklahoma State, he signed professionally and played four years of professional baseball, two in the Baltimore Orioles organization and two in the Frontier League. Reilly returned to Oklahoma State University to graduate with a degree in Business Administration in May 2005.


Coaches

Nick Luppino

Assistant Coach/Local Recruiter/ Head Developmental Coach - 4th Season As Nick enters his fourth season as a member of the Falcon coaching staff, he will continue to be responsible for working with the infielders and will assist with the hitting. In addition to his on-field duties, Nick also will head the local recruiting for Volusia and Flagler counties. For the 2011-2012 season, Nick will remain as head coach of the developmental team. Coach Luppino joined the Falcons after spending one season as an assistant coach at Austin Peay State University, where he coached third base and was responsible for working with the infielders and hitters. Prior to APSU, the Ft. Lauderdale native spent three years as an assistant at his Alma matter Palm Beach State College. Nick, 28, also has been the head coach of two summer ball clubs, the Nashville Stingers of the Sandlot League and Palm Beach Post 12. Nick also served as camp director for his father Richard, helping to run United Sports Academy.

Kyle Dahl Assistant Coach - 1st Season Kyle Dahl is entering his first season as a member of the Daytona State coaching staff. Coach Dahl will be in charge of the catchers and coaching first base for the Falcons. Kyle also will assist Head Developmental Team Coach Nick Luppino with the 2011-2012 squad. Kyle graduated in 2006 from John I. Leonard High School in Greenacres, FL. Coach Dahl returns to his alma mater, Daytona State, after being a player here in 2007 and 2008. Kyle was a community college all-star and a member of the 2007 conference championship team. After Daytona State, Coach Dahl transferred to the University of North Florida, where he played for Head Coach Dusty Rhodes and Head Coach Smoke Laval. He graduated in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in English

Nick Luppino

Kyle Dahl

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baseball 50

Jesse Baker

Ben Burns

Taylor Byle

Austin Calcote

Micah Carmony

Bryan Coughlin

Josh Ganus

Brad Gero

Daniel Hoover

Cameron Jergens

Ty Kelly

Stewart Knight


baseball

Brad Kopale

Matt Miller

Cody Mizelle

Scooter Price

John Rothwell

John Sebelle

Kyle Seigler

Peyton Walsh

Jarrod Widdows

Roby Williams

Chase Wissman

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2011-2012

roster

baseball

NO. NAME CLASS POS

HEIGHT / WEIGHT

BAT/ HOMETOWN THROW

HIGH SCHOOL

1

Taylor Byle

FR

C

5’9” / 170

R/R

Orlando, FL

William R. Boone HS

2

Josh Ganus

SO

RHP

5’11”/185

R/R

Mt. Dora, FL

Tavares High School

3

Brad Kopale

FR

INF

5’9”/170

R/R

Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral High School

4

Roby Williams

SO

OF

5’11”/160

S/R

Sanford, FL

Seminole High School

5

Daniel Hoover

SO

INF

5’8”/140

R/R

Sanford, FL

Seminole High School

7

Ty Kelly

FR

INF

5’8”/175

R/R

Jacksonville, FL

Providence School

9

Austin Calcote

SO

RHP

6’1”/195

R/R

Jacksonville, FL

Eagle’s View Academy

10 Micah Carmony

SO

OF/1B

5’11”/175

L/R

Lakeland, FL

Plant City Senior HS

12 Jarrod Widdows

FR

RHP

6’8”/208

R/R

Jacksonville, FL

Mandarin High School

13 Cameron Jergens SO

LHP

6’3”/215

L/L

Centreville, MI

Centreville High School

14 John Rothwell

FR

OF

5’11”/180

R/R

St. Petersburg, FL

Shorecrest Prep

15 Stewart Knight

FR

INF

5’10”/159

R/R

Jacksonville, FL

Eagle’s View Academy

16 Matt Miller

FR

LHP

6’0”/175

L/L

Jacksonville, FL

Sandalwood High School

19 John Sebelle

FR

RHP

6’0”/195

R/R

Winter Springs, FL

Winter Springs HS

20 Cody Mizelle

FR

RHP

5’11”/180

R/R

Winter Haven, FL

Winter Haven HS

21 Ben Burns

SO

LHP

6’2”/205

L/L

Menomonee Falls, WI

Menomonee Falls HS

22 Brad Gero

SO

RHP

5’10”/188

L/R

Lake Worth, FL

Park Vista High School

24 Chase Wissman

SO

RHP

6’4”/200

R/R

Jacksonville, FL

Bishop Kenny HS

25 Jesse Baker

FR

C/1B

6’0”/195

R/R

Sebring, FL

Sebring High School

30 Scooter Price

SO

INF/OF 6’0”/194

R/R

Lake Worth, FL

Palm Beach Central HS

32 Peyton Walsh

SO

C/1B

R/R

Boynton Beach, FL

Park Vista High School

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6’4”/215


2011-2012

schedule

baseball

Date

Day

Location

Time

January 27

Friday

South Florida Community College

Avon Park, FL

2:00 p.m.

January 28

Saturday

Northwest Florida State College

Daytona Beach, FL

Noon (DH)

February 3

Friday

Hillsborough Community Collge

Tampa, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 4

Saturday

Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL

1:00 p.m.

February 6

Monday

Brevard Community College

Melbourne, FL

3:00 p.m.

February 8

Wednesday

South Florida Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 10

Friday

Florence-Darlington Tech

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 (DH)

February 11

Saturday

St. Johns River State College

Palatka, FL (Azalea Bowl) 1:00 p.m.

February 13

Monday

Flagler College JV

St. Augustine, FL

3:00 p.m.

February 15

Wednesday

Brevard Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 17

Friday

Hillsborough Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 18

Saturday

CCBC Catonsville

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

February 20

Monday

Flagler College JV

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

February 24

Friday

Polk State College

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

March 2

Friday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 3

Saturday

Santa Fe College*

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

March 5

Monday

College of Central Florida*

Ocala, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 7

Wednesday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 9

Friday

Lake Sumter Community College*

Leesburg, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 10

Saturday

Lake Sumter Community College*

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

March 12

Monday

St. Johns River State College*

Palatka, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 14

Wednesday

St. Johns River State College*

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 16

Friday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 17

Saturday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

March 19

Monday

Seminole State College of Florida*

Sanford, FL

2:30 p.m.

March 23

Friday

Seminole State College of Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:30 p.m.

March 28

Wednesday

St. Johns River State College*

Palatka, FL

3:00 p.m.

March 30

Friday

Seminole State College of Florida*

Sanford, FL

2:30 p.m.

March 31

Saturday

Lake Sumter Community College*

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

Aprril 2

Monday

College of Central Florida*

Ocala, FL

3:00 p.m.

April 6

Friday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

April 9

Monday

Santa Fe College*

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

April 11

Wednesday

St. Johns River State College*

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

April 13

Friday

Seminole State College of Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

2:30 p.m.

April 14

Saturday

Lake Sumter Community College*

Leesburg, FL

1:00 p.m.

April 16

Monday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

3:00 p.m.

Apr 20

Friday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

3:00 p.m.

Apr 21

Saturday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

1:00 p.m.

* Conference Games

Home Games in Bold

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WOMEN’S FASTPITCH

Softball

T

Season Outlook

he Lady Falcons competed against the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) All-Stars when the NPF Back-to-School Tour stopped in Daytona Beach last fall. Daytona State is the only junior college to have hosted the NPF. We look forward to making more lifetime memories with this year’s outstanding group of student-athletes. There are six sophomores returning from the 2011 season. The returners include one of last season’s top Region VIII pitchers, Jackie Owen (Region VIII 6th ranked ERA, FCCAA Mid-Florida Conference Second Team, FCCAA Mid-Florida Scholar Athlete). Gina Figliolia (FCCAA Mid-Florida Scholar Athlete and Conference Honorable Men-

tion) returns with one of last season’s top bats. Daytona State returns speed to the base path, with infielder Kathryn Spack (FCCAA Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete), and outfielders Courtney Feliciano (FCCAA Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete) and Katie Capobianco. Francesca Magliocchetti will complete the outfield with her strong arm. The Falcons have several new faces on the roster this season. The talented group of incoming freshmen brings athleticism and strength to our lineup. Catchers Kadieann Tighe and Carissa Porter should make an impact in the Falcon line(continued page 58)


Coaches Sabrina Manhart Head Coach - 6th Season

Sabrina Manhart

Alissa Smith

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Sabrina Manhart starts her sixth season as Daytona State College’s head coach. After her fifth year at Daytona State, many of her Lady Falcons have chosen to continue their playing careers. You can find some of Manhart’s most talented former players on rosters at UGA, UF, UNF, USC Aiken, Mississippi State, FAU, UWF, Rollins, Nova Southeastern, Valdosta State, Ball State, Delaware State, West Georgia, Marshall, Binghamton University, Morehead State University, University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Brewton Parker, William Jewell College, Armstrong Atlantic, Limestone and Towson. Manhart’s five teams have produced 20 All-Conference selections, four AllState selections, one All-Region and one All-American selection. Multiple players have been selected as second team and honorable mention award winners as well. The softball team also has been recognized for its outstanding community service year after year. One of Manhart’s most memorable coaching moments was in the fall of 2010. The Lady Falcons competed against the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) All-Stars when the NPF Back-to-School Tour stopped in Daytona Beach. More important than the athletic accomplishments are the academic achievements of Manhart’s studentathletes. The team was named the FCCAA Female Academic Team of the Year in 2010. During her tenure, she has had multiple players named Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athletes, FCCAA All Academic Team, NJCAA Academic All Americans, NJCAA Distinguished Academic All Americans and Who’s Who Among National Junior Colleges. One student-athlete has received the renowned Jean Williams Award. Manhart is a six-year member of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She is a One-Star Master Coach, having completed the required coursework through the National Fastpitch Coaches College. Coach Manhart graduated from Woodham High School in Pensacola, FL. She began her collegiate playing career at Daytona State College, where she received her AA degree and was named Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete,

Academic All-American, FCCAA AllAcademic Team and Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges. She earned her BS in Physical Education and Health from Bethune-Cookman University, where she finished her playing career with the Wildcats, winning backto-back MEAC Conference championships and advanced to NCAA regionals. As a Wildcat she was honored with MEAC All-Tournament Team, Preston S. Peterson Athletic Award, Softball Scholastic Award, Academic Merit Award and graduated ranked academically number one in her class. Manhart also is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a master’s in Health Science. After graduation, Manhart spent two years as an assistant coach at Daytona State College, working with the outfielders and catchers. She taught physical education at Seabreeze High School for three years and served as the head softball coach and assistant swim coach where she was named Head Female Coach of the Year twice.

Alissa Smith Assistant Coach - 2nd Season Alissa Smith comes to Daytona State College from a 10-year stint of coaching at the Division I level. Alissa served as an assistant coach at Bethune-Cookman University from 1999-2005, and then served as the assistant at the University of Maryland from 2005-2009. Alissa’s responsibilities include working with the Daytona State offense, working with the infield, recruiting and overseeing of camps and clinics. Alissa’s coaching responsibilities at Division I included: recruiting, working with the infield and offense, and camps and clinics. Smith’s coaching accomplishments include: •

At B-CU, Smith helped lead the Wildcats to five straight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships from 1999-2004 with corresponding NCAA regional appearances.

In 2005, the team also won the NCAA Regional at Gainesville, FL, and advanced to the NCAA Super Regional. B-CU won 49 games and


Coaches finished No. 18 in the final Top 25 poll of the season.

of the Year

• 2008 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award recipient

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named her team South Region Coaching Staff of the Year in 2005.

Smith’s collegiate career began at Daytona State College, where she played her freshman and sophomore seasons, earning her team’s Gold Glove Award her second year. Smith then transferred to Florida A&M University, where she received her degree in psychology. While at Florida A&M University, she played second base and shortstop and helped the Rattlers claim a MEAC title her senior season. Smith earned her team’s Defensive Player of the Year Award that year. Smith worked as a pharmacy technician in Orlando for two years before joining Bethune-Cookman’s coaching staff as an assistant. Smith also received a degree in Management from the University of Phoenix. Alissa Smith is single and resides in Daytona Beach, FL.

• 2008 NCAA Top VIII Award winner

• One of five finalists for the 2008 Honda-Broderick Cup • 2008 Finalist for an ESPY as College Female Athlete of the Year • Two-time ACC Tournament MVP • Three-time ACC Pitcher of the Year • Two-time First-Team All-American • Two-time ESPN the Magazine First Team Academic All-America •

Went 123-35 over four years with a 0.78 ERA and 2,149 strikeouts – the third most in NCAA history of softball at any level

Made softball history by defeating the 2008 USA Softball National Team 1-0 during the pre-2008 Olympics KFC Bound 4 Beijing Tour USA Softball Experience

Angela Tincher

• 2009 Pan American Qualifier Champion • 2006 World University Champion

Angela Tincher Assistant Coach - 1st Season Angela Tincher enters her first season as assistant coach at Daytona State College. She will work primarily with the pitchers. Angela played for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2005-2008, where she was a three-time All-American and threetime ACC Pitcher of the Year. She led the nation in strikeouts her final year, helping her earn National Player of the Year honors, as well as lead the Hokies to their first Women’s College World Series appearance. At Virginia Tech, Angela also excelled in the classroom, graduating with a 3.84 GPA in Finance and three-time Academic All-American honors. After graduation, Angela played professionally for two seasons with the Akron Racers of the NPF, and spent one season in Tokyo, Japan with LeoPalace21 of the Japanese Professional League. She also served as the pitching coach for Syracuse University and the University of Maryland before joining Daytona State. At Virginia Tech:

• Invited to several USA Softball Selection Camps Professional Softball • Completed two seasons with the Akron Racers in the NPF • Played in the Japanese Professional League with LeoPalace21 in Tokyo Coaching • Pitching Coach for Syracuse University for 2010 • Pitching Coach for the University of Maryland from 2010-2011

• Led Virginia Tech to first-ever WCWS • 2008 USA Softball Collegiate Player

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SEASON OUTLOOK continued up, competing at practice to start on the infield. Freshman pitchers Tanna Seuferer and BreAna Eckman add diverse pitching styles to the Falcon staff. The coaching staff and all of our student-athletes take both academics and athletics seriously. In 2010 the Daytona State Softball program was named the FCCAA Female Academic Team of the Year. This season we plan to exceed last year’s team GPA and add to the list of Daytona State Student-Athletes named Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athletes, FCCAA All Academic Team, NJCAA Academic All Americans, NJCAA Distinguished Academic All Americans, Who’s Who Among National Junior Colleges and the renowned Jean Williams Award. Community service also is important to the Lady Falcons, as they have many projects planned for this year. Assistant Softball Coach Alissa Smith is the Community Leadership Committee coordinator within the athletic department. The softball team has been recognized for its exceptional community service efforts with the ARC of Volusia County, Habitat for Humanity, Relay for Life, The American Heart Association Heart Walk, Breast Cancer Awareness Softball

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Tournament, WESH Channel 2 “Share your Christmas,” Christmas Shoe Box for Haiti, Support Your Troops, Falcon Reading Program and Little Falcons Softball Clinics over the years. Expectations for this upcoming year are high, as our sophomores are ready to lead the way to improve upon last year’s record. The Lady Falcon’s should return to the state tournament again as a contender for the Atlantic District Championship.


S oftball

Kristalie Cabral

Taylor Cantrell

Katie Capobianco

BreAnna Eckman

Vanessa Faulkner

Courtney Feliciano

Gina Figliolia

Kaylyn Freeborough

Brittany Hummell

Tarin Knott

Francesca Magliocchetti

Samantha Martin

Heather Miller

Jackie Owen

April Pavelka

Carissa Porter

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S oftball Tanna Seuferer

Brittany Silcox

Kathryn Spack

Kadieann Tighe

Nicole Vogt

DAYTONA STATE S O F T B A L L

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2011-2012

roster

softball

NO. NAME CLASS BAT/ POSITION THROW

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

1

Tarin Knott

FR

L / R

IF

Royal Palm Beach, FL

Royal Palm Beach High School

2

Courtney Feliciano

SO

L / R

OF

Orlando, FL

Cypress Creek High School

3

Gina Figliolia

SO

L / L

IF

Winter Springs, FL

Winter Springs High School

4

Katie Capobianco

SO

L / R

UTIL

Coconut Creek, FL

Pope John Paul II High School

5

Brittany Hummell

FR

R / R

IF

Orange Park, FL

Orange Park High School

6

Kathryn Spack

SO

R / R

IF

Tampa, FL

Tampa Catholic High School

7

Jaclyn Owen

SO

R / R

P

Cape Coral, FL

North Fort Myers High School

8

Brittany Silcox

FR

L / R

OF

Jacksonville, FL

Eagle’s View Academy

9

Carissa Porter

FR

R / R

C

Naples, FL

Naples High School

10 BreAna Eckman

FR

R / R

P

Clermont, FL

East Ridge High School

11 Samantha Martin

FR

R / R

IF

Pinellas Park, FL

Pinellas Park Senior High

12 Francesca Magliocchetti SO

R / R

OF

Minneola, FL

South Lake High School

13 Vanessa Faulkner

FR

R / R

IF

Jacksonville, FL

NB Forrest Senior High School

14 Nicole Vogt

FR

L / R

OF

DeLand, FL

DeLand High School

15 Taylor Cantrell

FR

R / R

UTIL

Ormond Beach, FL

Mainland High School

17 Kadieann Tighe

FR

R / R

C

Oviedo, FL

Hagerty High School

18 April Pavelka

SO

L / R

OF

Lake Mary, FL

Seminole High School

21 Kristalie Cabral

FR

IF / C

IF/C

Miami, FL

Braddock High School

22 Tanna Seuferer

FR

R / R

P

Chariton, IA

Chariton High School

23 Kaylyn Freeborough

FR

R / R

UTIL

DeLand, FL

DeLand High School

24 Heather Miller

FR

R / R

IF

Orange City, FL

DeLand High School

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2011-2012

schedule

Softball

Date

Day

Location

Time

January 28-29

Friday-Saturday JUCO Classic

Clearwater, FL

TBA

January 31

Tuesday

Brevard Community College

Palm Bay, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

February 3

Friday

Broward Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m. (2)

February 8

Wednesday

Brevard Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

February 10

Friday

Palm Beach State College

Daytona Beach, FL

2:00 p.m. (2)

February 17

Friday

Indian River State College

Ft. Pierce, FL

2:00 p.m. (2)

February 24

Friiday

Miami-Dade College

Daytona Beach, FL

5:00 p.m. (2)

February 28

Tuesday Indian River State College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

March 1

Thursday

St. Petersburg College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

March 7

Wednesday

Lincoln Land Community College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

March 10

Saturday

College of Central Florida*

Ocala, FL

1:00 p.m. (2)

March 13

Tuesday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

2:30 p.m. (2)

March 15

Thursday

Seminole State College of Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

March 20

Tuesday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

March 22

Thursday

Lake Sumter Community College*

NTC - Clermont, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

March 24

Saturday

St. Johns River Community College*

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m. (2)

March 29

Thursday

College of Central Florida*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

April 3

Tuesday

Santa Fe College*

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

April 5

Thursday

Seminole State College of Florida*

Sanford, FL

2:30 p.m. (2)

April 10

Tuesday

Florida State College - Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

April 12

Thursday

St. Johns River Community College*

Palatka, FL

4:00 p.m. (2)

April 14

Saturday

Lake Sumter Community College*

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m. (2)

April 27-29

Friday - Sunday FCCAA State Tournament

Pensacola, FL

TBA

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* Conference Games

Home Games in Bold


A who’s who of women fastpitch softball players converged on the Daytona State College softball complex for the finale of the National Pro Fastpitch Back to School Tour.

October 4 & 5, 2011

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Daytona State College Sports Book 2011-12  

Featuring rosters, schedule, coaches profiles etc.

Daytona State College Sports Book 2011-12  

Featuring rosters, schedule, coaches profiles etc.

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