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Winter Sports 2009 - 2010 Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Basketball • Men’s Basketball


Contents President’s Message . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Men’s Swimming . . . . .

Message from the Athletic Director . . . . . . . . 4

Season Outlook • Coaches’ Profiles Roster / Schedule / Player Profiles

Message from the Vice President for Academic Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Falcon’s Support Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Falcons in Action . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Falcons Community Service . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Cheerleaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Academic Support Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Athletic Training Program . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving . . 19 Men’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Women’s Basketball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Women’s Swimming . . . Roster / Schedule / Player Profiles

Men’s Basketball . . .

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Season Outlook • Coaches’ Profiles Roster / Schedule / Player Profiles

Women’s Basketball . Season Outlook • Coaches’ Profiles Roster / Schedule / Player Profiles

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From the President The 09 -10 Falcon Sport’s season begins a new chapter at Daytona State College. The addition of men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams with Steve Lochte as Head Coach, has generated a new level of excitement about the future successes of Daytona State athletes.

Falcons

FALCONS SPORTSBOOK 2009-2010 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF EDITOR ASSISTANT EDITOR

As this season gets underway, I look forward to the energy, excitement and team spirit that surrounds these programs and our college campus.

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

The hard work and dedication of our student athletes pays off as they continue to achieve success not only in the game, but also in the classroom. In the 2008-2009 season we had numerous academic success stories including eight NJCAA Academic All-Americans (achieving a GPA of 3.6 or better) and four NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-Americans (achieving a GPA of 3.8 or better). The pride we have in our athletic program is well deserved. Exceptional athletic facilities, staff and student-athletes, unparalleled athletic training support, a unique mentoring program, the Academic Support Center, an academic advising system, and energetic fans that, when combined, make Daytona State College Athletics a force to be reckoned with!

PHOTOGRAPHER

D. Kent Sharples President, Daytona State College

ART DIRECTOR

I invite you to join us at our games, tournaments and competitions this season and catch the fever of Falcon Athletics. Come support your Falcons!

Glyn Johnston Lauri Roy Alison Mohr D. Kent Sharples Anthony André Laura Brown Cal Cochran Bruce Cook Will Dunne Kristin Lochte Steve Lochte Frank Lombardo Sabrina Manhart Cindy Meehan Alison Mohr Tim Touma Jean-Marie Appleby Jim Stephens

D. Kent Sharples Daytona State College 1200 W. INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY BLVD. DAYTONA BEACH, FL 32114

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE MISSION STATEMENT 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.

Athletic Governing Bodies and Associations The National Junior College Athletic Asso­ci­a­tion (NJCAA) is the governing body of in­ter­collegiate athletics for two-year colleges. The NJCAA governs all sports policies and procedures, divisional play, and national tournament competition. Culinary and Hospitality Management Program

The Florida Community College Athletics Asso­ciation (FCCAA) is the state governing body of intercollegiate athletics for two-year colleges. The FCCAA Executive Com­mittee un­­der the direction of the Presidents Council established the Council of Athletic Affairs, which is charged with governing all state sport policies and procedures, conference alignment, and state tournament competition. The CAA consists of the AD from each system institution. Daytona State College is a member of the Mid-Florida Conference, which consists of six other colleges ––Seminole State College of Florida, St. Johns River Community Col­lege, Central Florida Community College, Santa Fe College, Lake Sumter Community College and Florida State College of Jacksonville. The schools compete against each other in all sanctioned sports with the conference champions and runnerups representing the conference in FCCAA state tournament competition.

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Athletic Director’s Message As we begin another new academic year we also look forward to our upcoming athletic year and sports teams’ participation and events with great anticipation. This excitement is heightened by the excellent history of the Daytona State College athletic program and its student-athletes including two of our teams winning state and national recognition for their academic accomplishments during the 2008/09 academic year (baseball and golf). The enthusiasm is also at a high level due to the reinstatement of our men’s and women’s Swimming & Diving teams. The addition of these teams brings our department total to seven teams and we now serve the needs of well over 150 student-athletes annually. As we kicked off the addition of the Swimming & Diving program last spring we did so with a unique fundraiser that we called the Splashdown at Daytona State College which was held April 30th in the L. Gale Lemerand Center. This event featured a 200 IM swim event that was attended by well over 750 fans, spectators and sponsors. The featured participants were Ryan Lochte (2009 USA Swimmer of the Year and 2004 and 2008 USA Olympic Gold Medalist); and Charlie Lydecker (Senior Vice President of Brown and Brown Insurance) and well accomplished national swimmer in his age group. This event was a great way to kick off the reinstatement of the Swimming & Diving teams while generating significant excitement and interest while also raising approximately $150,000. The athletic department is proud of our “academic first approach” with our students and the accomplishments are many. Here are just a few of those accomplishments from 2008/09: • The entire student-athlete cohort combined for a 3.34 grade point average during the 2008/09 academic year – the highest ever for the athletic program. • Fifty-four student-athletes earned Academic All-Conference honors (3.0+ GPA’s). • Forty-one student-athletes earned Academic All-State honors (3.3+ GPA’s). • Eight student-athletes earned NJCAA Academic All-American honors (3.6+ GPA’s). 4

• Four student-athletes earned NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-American honors (3.8+ GPA’s).

Vice President’s Message

Athletics 2008-09 highlights

• For the third consecutive year the men’s baseball team earned the NJCAA academic Team-of-the-Year award for posting the nations best cumulative GPA (3.59).

Academic Honors 2007-2008

• For the third consecutive year the women’s golf team earned the FCCAA female academic Team-of-the-Year award for posting the states best team cumulative GPA (3.57). • The women’s golf team earned runnerup status during the 2009 NJCAA national championships hosted locally by Daytona State College.

• 54 Mid-Florida Conference All-Academic Team (3.0 or better) • 41 FCCAA All-Academic Team (3.3 or better) • 8 NJCAA Academic All-Americans (3.6 or better) • 4 NJCAA Distinguished Academic All-Americans (3.8 or better) Will Dunne

This year promises to be an exciting year for all of our sports teams. 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 at Daytona State College. I look forward to seeing you at the games.

• Baseball Team – FCCAA Male Academic Team of the Year • Women’s Golf – NJCAA Academic Team of the Year Runner-Up • Women’s Golf – FCCAA Female Academic Team of the Year

Athletic Honors 2008-2009 • Women’s Golf – Region VIII Champions and National Runner-Up • Softball – Region VIII Atlantic District Runner Up

Go Falcons!

• Added Swimming & Diving Program • Hosted 1st “Splashdown” with Olympic Medalist Ryan Lochte

William R. Dunne, Dean Co-Curricular Activities & Intercollegiate Athletics Director of Athletics

• Baseball Team – NJCAA National Academic Team of the Year

Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte (L) and Charlie Lydecker (R) at the Splashdown event, April 2009.

Frank Lombardo

Greetings! Our Intercollegiate Athletic program is one that we are very proud of on many levels. We have a program that is recognized statewide and nationally for the academic successes of our students and teams. Since we consider our Athletic Department one of our academic departments these accomplishments don’t happen by accident. Through our student participation in our athletic teams the faculty, coaches and staff instill values that our students will benefit from for a lifetime, and ultimately will carry with them as they finish their formal education and become contributing members of our communities. This is a great investment for our collective future and we support our athletic program fully. I encourage you to support your Falcon Athletic teams by attending games, participating in support activities, providing sponsorships, other financial donations, and by simply telling others about the fantastic Falcons sporting events being offered. Our student-athletes and the entire athletic program welcome your support and participation. Our pledge to you is that we will continue to provide teams that give 110% both in the classroom and in their specific athletic venues. Come experience for yourself the Daytona State College Falcons as they work hard to soar higher. Go Falcons! Frank Lombardo Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs 5


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Facilities

L. Gale LemeranD Center 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 best nationwide. The state-of-the-art facilities are one of the many reasons that 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 just recently been updated (August 2007) with a (continued page 11)

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Falcons Support Team (L. Gale Lemerand Center from page 9)

Will Dunne

Cindy Meehan

Alison Mohr

Nancy Homan

Bruce Cook

Mike Phelan

Dean of Co-Curricular Activities & Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Coordinator Business and Student Services

Athletic Coordinator Academics, Compliance and Reporting

Athletic CoordinatorFitness and Aquatics Services

Assist. Dean of Co-Curricular Activities and Intercollegiate Athletics

Recreation and Intramural Sports Specialist

Deborah Stelling

John Tosi

Shannon Slaybaugh

Amanda Bender

Julie Rocco

Warnell Vickers

Fitness Center Specialist

Fitness Center Specialist

Athletic and Aquatic Specialist

Aquatic Center Specialist

Student Activities Specialist

Student Activities Specialist

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 squarefoot support facility offer a complete aquatic experience. The pool is open year-round, is humidity and climate controlled, and is staffed with certified lifeguards. In 2007/08 the Whisper Oaks Villas condominiums were purchased by the Daytona State College Foundation to 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 student-athletes will be living 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 the Falcon student-athletes.

The Falcons Support Team is made up of dedicated professionals that all form a carefully designed safety net for the student-athlete cohort. These individuals all play critically important roles on a daily basis in helping ensure that all the 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 various student support functions. 10

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Community connections Falcons in Action Building relationships that make a difference 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 studentathletes. 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-on-one 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 partici-

Community Service

The Community Service Leadership Committee was established in Fall of 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 2008-09 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 binder for reference by Committee Coordinator.

pation 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.

2009-2010 Student Athletes Members Baseball: Cameron Jergens and Garrett Crider Men’s Basketball: Ian André and DeShaun Winfield Women’s Basketball: Meki Qualls, Shelbi Mitchell, Tequila Jones and Lauren Morris Women’s Golf: Lauren Benetti and Ericka Schneider Softball: Kaley Brosky, Heather Prince and Erin Medina Swimming: Kyle Berry and Nikki Parenti Committee Coordinator: Christena Hamilton

For additional information about this program or to find out how you can begin making a difference as a mentor, contact Will Dunne at (386) 5064486 or dunnew@DaytonaState.edu.

Community Service Projects for the 2008-2009 Academic Year:

Top: Kayla Denham (softball) with Erica Blanken (math faculty) and Logan. Bottom: Jennifer Walsh (math faculty) with Cassandra Callaway (women’s basketball) Left: Ashley Mooney (women’s golf) and Mike Phelan (Intramural Sports Specialist).

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Women’s Softball • Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back • Little Falcons Clinics – Clinics for kids every Monday • American Heart Association Heart Walk • Falcon Reading Program – read to lab school • Port Orange Softball Clinic – exhibition game and clinics for little kids • Ormond Clinic – Clinic for little kids • Breast Cancer Awareness – wear pink, Stetson University & Lake Sumter CC • Habitat for Humanity – donate equipment • Deltona Lakes Elementary – annual fall festival, help with haunted house • WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive • Christmas Shoe Box – fill boxes with gifts for kids in need

• Thanksgiving Food Drive – Second Harvest Food Bank • Helped host FACC “Puppy Bowl” – donations for Second Chance Rescue • Daytona State College Multi Cultural Festival Women’s Basketball • Daytona State College Fall Welcome Back • Jr. Falcon Reading Program • American Heart Association Heart Walk • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. History Program • Spring Welcome Back • Daytona State College Falcon Community Clean-Up Project • City of Daytona Safe Day for Kids • Jr. Falcon Mentoring Program • WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive Men’s Basketball • American Heart Association Heart Walk • Donated uniforms to the Salvation Army for their youths sports programs • Visited several churches in the community • Jr. Falcon Reading Program • WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive • Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back Women’s Golf • American Heart Association Heart Walk • WESH Share Your Christmas Food Drive • Volunteered at 2008 LPGA Qualifying School at LPGA International • Volunteered at 2009 Duramed Futures Tour Event held at LPGA International • Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back Baseball • 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 • Clinics for New Smyrna Beach Little League • Hosted National Guard Day at Baseball Game • Daytona State College Fall & Spring Welcome Back 13


Athletics

FACTS Founded 1957 Enrollment 36,000+ annually (College Credit) Campus Locations Daytona Beach • DeLand • Deltona Flagler/Palm Coast New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Academic Programs In addition to the Associate of Arts degree, more than 100 programs leading to Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees or Certificates. Daytona State College also offers a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education.

Fast action under the nets is only part of what you’ll see and hear during home games at the L. Gale Lemerand Center.

Web Site www.DaytonaState.edu

The Falcon Cheerleaders turn up the heat at all men’s and women’s home basketball games. The team coordinate cheers, performs stunts and dance routines under the guidance and direction of Coach Saman-

Samantha Payne

tha Payne.

Ms. Payne, a former Falcon cheerleader, has been cheering for most of her life and is certi-

fied by the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators Safety Certification.

All members of the squad are full-time students, majoring in a wide variety of academic

disciplines, from political science to business. They learn and practice safe cheerleading techniques at national cheerleading camps, workshops and physical conditioning in the Fitness Center.

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

The Academic Support Center is located in Building 500 on the Daytona Beach Campus. We offer services to Daytona State College students at all instructional levels.

Programs and Services Provided The Academic Support Center is a computerbased facility designed to supplement classroom teaching and learning. In addition to computer-assisted instruction, the center offers tutoring and other specialized assistance. Instruction and learning assistance are provided to students in an environment where the student, faculty and staff collaborate for academic success.

• Tutoring • Online Tutoring • Academic Coaching • Learning Skills/ Retention Counseling • Vocational Preparatory Instruction • Supplemental Instruction

Mascot Falcon

All services are free of charge! The Academic Support Center is a computer-based facility designed to supplement classroom teaching and learning.

School Colors Blue and Silver Conference Affiliation Mid-Florida Conference Memberships National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) - Division I (www.njcaa.org) Florida Community College Activities Association (FCCAA) (www.flccaa.org)

The cheerleading program is structured as a student organization, with elected officers,

Professor Denise Henson serves as the club’s adviser.

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Academic Support Center

In addition to performing at Falcon’s basketball games, cheerleaders perform at various

college events and activities. Tryouts are held twice a year. Becoming a member of the squad requires dedication and commitment, both inside and outside the classroom.

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Athletic Training Education Program

Mission Statement 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 4-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.

Hands-on Experience Field Experience 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:

Student Athletic Trainers

Julie Cornier

Alex Hansborough

Christian Maynard

Jennifer Pardo

Student Athletic Trainer Orlando, FL University High School

Student Athletic Trainer Deltona, FL Deltona High School

Student Athletic Trainer Orange Park, FL Fleming Island High School

Student Athletic Trainer Orlando, FL University High School

Nicole Perez

Ryan Webber

Ara Wittwer

Jenelle May

Student Athletic Trainer Deltona, FL Pine Ridge High School

Student Athletic Trainer Ormond Beach, FL Daytona State College

Intern - Athletic Trainer Hayward, WI Northern Michigan University

Student Athletic Trainer Palm Beach, FL Summit Christian High School

• Injury management during practices, home games, and away competitions as a First Responder; • Sideline injury assessment and returnto-play decisions under the direct supervision of ATCs;

Kim Csabi - Faculty Sports Medicine Program Coordinator Certified Athletic Trainer

• Regularly interacting with the supervising ATC, players, coaches, and other support staff; • Other duties regarding injury prevention, training room supplies and equipment, and on-field athletic training operations.

Clinical Experience Students are also given opportunities to continue the on-field care given to injured athletes into 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: • Assessing and rehabilitating athletic injuries under the supervision of an ATC • Performing duties in conjunction with 16

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 four-year athletic training program

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Season Outlook

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Diving

Looking forward to the up coming 2009/10 season, we have heavily recruited not only in the central Florida area but also the international arena with some athletes coming from as far away as Sweden and Trinidad. With last year’s recruiting efforts concentrating on distance, mid-distance and strokes, this year’s recruiting will be more aggressive in the sprint areas. The year’s objective of gaining respect among all Florida teams, not to mention throughout the NJCAA family is high on the team’s priority list. This objective should be accomplished by our freshmen men and women, swimming events like the 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, and the 1650 freestyle. We also feel that Daytona State’s relay teams should be very competitive in the national competition. The team goal is to break into the top four at Nationals respectively and establish a high standard of academic excellence, developing this program to become a major force in the swimming and diving disciplines. 19


Coach Profiles

STEVE LOCHTE Head Coach - 1st Season

Growing up in Upstate New York, Steve swam as a youngster at the local YMCA. Steve continued swimming through high school and college at the University of Miami where he became an All-American. He moved to Daytona Beach from New York in 1996 with his wife and four children to build a national team. Steve and his wife, Ileana, then decided to adopt a five-year-old whom now currently swims for his club team. Steve currently is the executive director and head coach of Daytona Beach Swimming Inc. Coach Lochte’s coaching experience began in 1981 when he coached the Niagara District-Senior Team. He led the team to 15 straight Championships between 1981 and 1996. During that same period, Coach Lochte led swimmers to success in the U.S. Olympic Trials, the MacCabee Games, the League of European Nations Championships, World University Games, U.S. Olympic Trials and the Pan American Games. In 2000, Coach Lochte had two athletes competing in the U.S. Olympic trials and in 2004, he had three athletes compete. In 2005 and 2006, Coach Lochte earned the prestigious position of USA World Cup Coach. Currently, Coach Lochte has five swimmers at Olympic Trials. Of those five, four are ranked in the Top 50 in the world, three are in the Top 25 in the world. Coach has had an Olympic Swimmer in the Beijing Olympics, winning two Gold, two Bronze and two World Records. What are his plans for the Daytona State Swimming & Diving Team? “To generate a program that is a positive benefit to the student-athlete and the college, by having them excel academically. Also to become a National Championship contender and champion as soon as possible!”

2009-10 Schedule Kristin Lochte Assistant Coach - 1st Season Kristin started her coaching career fourteen years ago with Daytona Beach Speed Swimming Inc. (Speed) program. She currently is the Head Age Group Director of this program that includes approximately 250 swimmers, and has developed age – group swimmers to Olympic Trial qualifiers. Kristin swam in high school in New York where she became sectional and state champion in the butterfly. In college Kristin was 1st team all American and captain of the National Championship Team at Indian River State College. She has a BA degree from the University of Central Florida.

Steve Lochte

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November 20 Friday

At Indian River State College Tri Meet - IRS/DSC/Florida Southern

Fort Pierce, FL

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December 4-5 Friday-Saturday

At University of Florida Gator Invitational

Gainesville, FL

All Day

January 9 Saturday

At Daytona State College Daytona State Winter Invitational

Daytona Beach, FL

Noon

January 13 Wednesday

At Daytona State College vs. Rollins College

Daytona Beach, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 23 Saturday

At Daytona State College vs. Florida Southern or UF or Tampa

Daytona Beach, FL

TBD

January 30 Saturday

At Daytona State College Tri meet - FAU/UNF/DSC

Daytona Beach, FL

1:00 p.m.

March 3-6

At Indian River State College NJCAA National Championships

Fort Pierce, FL

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Wednesday-Saturday

Kristin Lochte

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SWIMMER PROFILES

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SWIMMER PROFILES

Andrew Barrett

Kyle Berry

Zack Bonnema

Will Collum

Thompson Fletcher

Deniz Hekmati

John Jessell

Troy Knopp

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

HOMETOWN: Titusville, FL

HOMETOWN: Titusville, FL

HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL

HOMETOWN: DeLand, FL

HOMETOWN: Cocoa, FL

HOMETOWN: Gothenburg, Sweden

HOMETOWN: Lighthouse Point, FL

HOMETOWN: New Smyrna Beach, FL

HIGH SCHOOL: Astronaut HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Astronaut HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Olympia HS

HIGH SCHOOL: DeLand HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Edgewood Jr/Sr HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Vittra I Vasatan HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Cardinal Gibbons HS

HIGH SCHOOL: New Smyrna Beach HS

Raymond DePadua

Kevin Doran

Wesley Emerine

Mitchel Feasel

Granger Leonard

Michael Lyons

Dan Marini

Cameron Marsh

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

HOMETOWN: Orange Park, FL

HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA

HOMETOWN: Lake Mary, FL

HOMETOWN: Port Orange, FL

HOMETOWN: Jupiter, FL

HOMETOWN: New Smyrna Beach, FL

HOMETOWN: Oviedo, FL

HOMETOWN: Ormond Beach, FL

HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop John Snyder HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Mill Creek HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Seminole HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Spruce Creek HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Jupiter HS

HIGH SCHOOL: New Smyrna Beach HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Seminole HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Seabreeze HS

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SWIMMER PROFILES

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SWIMMER PROFILES

Stephen Meerman

Jonathan Mejuto

Collin O’Malley

Konrad Opuszko

Ryan Sloat

Scott Sweeten

Michael Zedro

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

HOMETOWN: New Smyrna Beach, FL

HOMETOWN: Miami, FL

HOMETOWN: Bokey, FL

HOMETOWN: Duncan, SC

HOMETOWN: Atlanta, GA

HOMETOWN: Jacksonville, FL

HOMETOWN: Langhorne, PA

HIGH SCHOOL: New Smyrna Beach HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Southwest Miami HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Seminole HS

HIGH SCHOOL: James F. Byrnes HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Wheeler HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Fletcher HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Neshaminy HS

Chris Pearce

Eddwie Arriaga-Perez

Tyler Petersohn

Kory Sgrignoli

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

HOMETOWN: Hudson, FL

HOMETOWN: Bonita Springs, FL

HOMETOWN: Port Orange, FL

HOMETOWN: Fort Lauderdale, FL

HIGH SCHOOL: Hudson HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Estero HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Spruce Creek HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Auburn University

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2009-10 Roster

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

NAME

CL

STROKE/EVENT HOMETOWN

PREVIOUS SCHOOL

Andrew Barrett

FR

Distance Free

Titusville, FL

Astronaut High School

Kyle Berry

FR

Mid Distance

Titusville, FL

Astronaut High School

Zack Bonnema

FR

Sprint Free

Orlando, FL

Olympia High School

Will Collum

FR

Distance Free

DeLand, FL

DeLand High School

Raymond DePadua

FR

Backstroke/Butterfly

Orange Park, FL

Bishop John Snyder High School

Kevin Doran

FR

Breaststroke/IM

Atlanta, GA

Mill Creek High School

Wesley Emerine

FR

Sprint Free

Lake Mary, FL

Seminole High School

Mitchell Feasel

FR

Butterfly

Port Orange, FL

Spruce Creek High School

Thompson Fletcher

FR

Sprint, Free/Butterfly

Cocoa Beach, FL

Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School

Deniz Hekmati

FR

Breaststroke/IM

Gothenburg, Sweden

Vittra I Vasatan High School

John Jessell

FR

Mid Distance/Distance

Lighthouse Point, FL

Cardinal Gibbons High School

Troy Knopp

FR

Butterfly/Sprint, Free

New Smyrna Beach, FL

New Smyrna Beach High School

Granger Leonard

FR

Butterfly/Sprint, Free

Jupiter, FL

Jupiter High School

Michael Lyons

FR

Freestyle

New Smyrna Beach, FL

New Smyrna Beach High School

Dan Marini

FR

Butterfly

Oviedo, FL

Seminole High School

Cameron Marsh

SO

Breaststroke

Ormond Beach, FL

Seabreeze High School

Stephen Meerman II

FR

Sprint Free

New Smyrna Beach, FL

New Smyrna Beach High School

Jonathan Mejuto

FR

Breaststroke

Miami, FL

Southwest Miami High School

Collin O’Malley

SO

Mid Distance

Bokey, FL

Seminole High School

Konrad Opuszko

FR

Mid Distance/Back

Duncan, SC

James F. Byrnes High School

Chris Pearce

FR

Mid Distance

Hudson, FL

Hudson High School

Eddwie Arriaga-Perez

FR

Breast/Distance

Bonita Springs, FL

Estero High School

Tyler Petersohn

FR

Mid Distance/Back

Port Orange, FL

Spruce Creek High School

Kory Sgrignoli

SO

Distance/IM

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Auburn University

Ryan Sloat

FR

Sprint Free

Atlanta, GA

Wheeler High School

Scott Sweeten

FR

Sprint Free/Fly

Jacksonville, FL

Fletcher High School

Michael Zedro

FR

Diver/Sprint Free

Langhorne, PA

Neshaminy High School

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SWIMMER PROFILES

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SWIMMER PROFILES

Kimba Collymore

Laurel Counterman

Jackie Deal

Allison Drapala

Heather Larson

Brittni Lewitt

Nikki Parenti

Caitlyn Pritchard

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

HOMETOWN: St. James, Trinidad

HOMETOWN: Sanford, FL

HOMETOWN: Crescent City, FL

HOMETOWN: Ormond Beach, FL

HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL

HOMETOWN: DeLand, FL

HOMETOWN: Titusville, FL

HOMETOWN: Cocoa, FL

HIGH SCHOOL: Bishop Anstey HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Seminole HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Crescent City HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Father Lopez HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Oceola HS

HIGH SCHOOL: DeLand HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Titusville HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Titusville HS

Brittany Dunn

Nicole Gaynor

Samantha Gonzalez

Marie Hanft

Hannah Seay

Razan Taha

Tiffany Valverde

Megan Wolfe

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

HOMETOWN: Ormond Beach, FL

HOMETOWN: Orlando, FL

HOMETOWN: Jackson, NJ

HOMETOWN: Port Orange, FL

HOMETOWN: Saverna Park, MD

HOMETOWN: Amman, Jordan

HOMETOWN: Palm Coast, FL

HOMETOWN: Sebring, FL

HIGH SCHOOL: Seabreeze HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Dr. Phillips HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Monsignor Donovan HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Spruce Creek HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Saverna Park HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Cambridge HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Flagler HS

HIGH SCHOOL: Sebring HS

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2009-10 Roster NAME

CL

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING

STROKE/EVENT HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

Kimba Collymore FR Breast/IM

St. James, Port of Spain, Trinidad

Bishop Anstey High School

Laurel Counterman

FR

Distance Free

Sanford, FL

Seminole High School

Jackie Deal

FR

Butterfly/Freestyle

Crescent City, FL

Crescent City High School

Allison Drapala

FR

Sprint Free

Ormond Beach, FL

Father Lopez High School

Brittany Dunn

FR

Diver

Ormond Beach, FL

Seabreeze High School

Nicole Gaynor

FR

Spring Free/Back

Orlando, FL

Dr. Phillips High School

Samantha Gonzalez

SO

Distance Free

Jackson, NJ

Monsignor Donovan High School

Marie Hanft

FR

Distance, Free/Breaststroke

Port Orange, FL

Spruce Creek High School

Heather Larson

FR

Freestyle

Orlando, FL

Oceola High School

Brittni Lewitt

FR

Mid Distance

DeLand, FL

DeLand High School

Nikki Parenti

FR

Breaststroke/IM

Titusville, FL

Titusville High School

Caitlyn Pritchard

SO

Butterfly

Cocoa, FL

Titusville High School

Hannah Seay

FR

Mid Distance

Saverna Park, MD

Severna Park High School

Razan Taha

FR

Sprint Free/Fly

Amman, Jordan

Cambridge High School

Tiffany Valverde

FR

Mid Distance/Fly

Palm Coast, FL

Flagler High School

FR

Sprint Free

Sebring, FL

Sebring High School

Megan Wolfe

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Season Outlook

MEN’s Basketball 32

This season Daytona State College Basketball is ready to go to the next level. Falcon basketball has progressed in the classroom and is rebuilding the tradition of past championships. With all conference performers like Leke Lewu (FCCAA Mid-Florida All-Conference First Team; Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and FCCAA “AllAcademic” Team), Reginald Gilbert (FCCAA Mid-Florida All-Conference Second Team), John Williams (FCCAA Mid-Florida All-Conference Second Team), and Ian André (FCCAA Mid-Florida All-Conference Honorable Mention Team; MidFlorida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and FCCAA “All-Academic” Team) the foundation has been laid. A familiar face has resurfaced to the Falcon family. Frank Burnell who is a Stetson University Hall of Famer will bring additional experience to the coaching staff. The Falcons lost several all conference players but have plenty of reserves. Returning players Ramone Jordan (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and FCCAA “All-Academic” Team), Eric Valentin (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and FCCAA “All-Academic” Team), and red shirt freshman Jeremiah Hughley (2009-10 Daytona State College Dean’s List Student) will provide much needed experience. The Falcons, on the verge of turning the corner this past season, reloaded with a talented freshman class. Newcomers include Marquise Glaze, Sidney Lanier H.S.’s MVP from Montgomery, AL also was named 1st Team 6A All State. Terrance Noel the Westover H.S. Region 3A Player of the Year from Albany, GA was selected 2nd Team 3A All State. DeShaun Winfield from Apalachicola, FL earned 1st Team 2A All State. He helped lead Franklin County High School to their 4th straight 2A State Championship. Regan O’Rourke from Clearwater, FL was selected MVP of the Kingdom of the Sun Tournament. He was Clearwater High School’s 1st Team All Conference and 1st Team All Sun-Coast pick. Nijah Cunningham from Clermont, FL, led South Lake High School and the district in rebounding and block shots. Alex Arthur was the fifth ranked player in Canada. He was also 1st Team All Star for Westhill H.S in Toronto. Will Neighbour, Hampshire, UK, was named MVP at Central Park Christian from Birmingham AL. This incoming recruiting class will allow the Falcons to flourish in the competitive conference and state level. 33


2009-10 Schedule

MEN’S BASKETBALL

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME

November 2

Monday

Polk State College

Winter Haven, FL

7:00 p.m.

November 4

Wednesday

Palm Beach Community College

Daytona State College

7:00 p.m.

November 9

Monday

Miami-Dade College

Miami, FL

7:00 p.m.

November 11

Wednesday

Palm Beach Community College

Palm Beach, FL

7:00 p.m.

November 14

Saturday

Tallahassee Community College

Daytona State College

4:00 p.m.

November 16

Monday

Polk State College

Daytona State College

7:00 p.m.

November 17

Tuesday

Miami-Dade College

Daytona State College

7:00 p.m.

November 20

Friday

Oakland Community College

Daytona State College

7:00 p.m.

November 21

Saturday

TAAG

Daytona State College

4:00 p.m.

November 26

Thursday

Clinton Junior College

Tallahassee, FL

6:00 p.m.

November 27

Friday

University of South Carolina at Salkehatchie

Tallahassee, FL

3:00 p.m.

December 1

Tuesday

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg, FL

8:00 p.m.

December 10

Thursday IMG Academy

Daytona State College

7:00 p.m.

December 12

Saturday

Gulf Coast Community College - CFCC Shootout

Ocala, FL

Noon

December 13

Sunday

Brevard Community College - CFCC Shootout

Ocala, FL

2:00 p.m.

December 30

Wednesday

St. Petersburg College

Daytona State College

4:00 p.m.

January 8

Friday

Guilford Tech Community College

Daytona State College

4:00 p.m.

January 9

Saturday

TAAG

Daytona State College

2:00 p.m.

January 12

Tuesday IMG Academy

Daytona State College

7:00 p.m.

January 16

Saturday

Florida State College of Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

6:00 p.m.

January 20

Wednesday

St. Johns River Community College*

Daytona State College

8:00 p.m.

January 23

Saturday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 30

Saturday

Central Florida Community College*

Ocala, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 3

Wednesday

Florida State College of Jacksonville*

Daytona State College

8:00 p.m.

February 6

Saturday

St. Johns River Community College*

Palatka, FL

4:00 p.m.

February 10

Wednesday

Santa Fe College*

Daytona State College

8:00 p.m.

February 17

Wednesday

Central Florida Community College*

Daytona State College

8:00 p.m.

February 19

Friday

1st Round Conference Tournament

TBA

TBA

February 20

Saturday

Conference Tournament Semi-Finals

TBA

TBA

February 22

Monday

Tournament Championship

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

State Tourney

Marianna, FL

TBA

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*Conference Game

Home Games in Bold

Coach Profiles ANTHONY ANDRE Head Coach - 3rd Season

Anthony André begins his third year as the Head Coach for the men’s program. Coach André 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 and a BS in Business Administration and a Masters in Continuing Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. He went on to play professional basketball in South America and Europe for three years. During his professional career he 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 experience and administrative experiences and is a proven winner. He started as an assistant coach at the University of West Alabama, his alma mater and 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,

Anthony André

and Voorhees College in Denmark, SC. André also was the Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Texas College in Tyler, TX Coach André’s first goal is to have his basketball players graduate and become productive citizens. He has a graduation rate of 90 percent of those players under his tutelage. Daytona State Men’s Basketball program’s GPA has soared under his leadership. Last year’s team had an overall GPA of 2.91 the highest ever for a Daytona State Men’s basketball team. By doing the work in the classroom the student athletes were rewarded with having 4 members make the Academic all-conference team, and 3 made the all-state academic team. Coach André has one son, Ian, who is playing his last year at Daytona State

administration in 1985. He was a four-year letterman for the Hatters, captained the team his senior season (1982-1983) and was the team’s “most valuable player” as a junior and a senior. Coach Burnell scored 1,491 points (14.1 ppg) over his college career, which ranks No. 6 in Stetson’s all-time scoring list. He scored 556 points as a senior (19.9 ppg), which ranks No. 7 at Stetson’s all-time single season list. He retired No. 4 on both scoring lists. Coach Burnell played professionally two seasons (1983-1985) in the Continental Basketball Association with the Puerto Rico Coquis. Coach Burnell and his wife, Teri, have two children.

FRANK BURNELL

Assistant Coach - 1st Season Frank Burnell returns to the Daytona State College Men’s Basketball staff as an Assistant Coach with 22 years of college coaching experience. Coach Burnell has previous experience at the Division I and Junior College levels. His last coaching assignment was an assistant men’s coach at the University of South Florida from 2003-2007. Previous to that he compiled a record of 213-101 at Daytona Beach Community College (before the institution changed its name to Daytona State College) over 10 seasons as head men’s basketball coach. His clubs won four Mid-Florida Conference regular-season titles, a pair of Mid-Florida tournament titles and a Florida Community College Activities Association state championship. Coach Burnell was named Mid-Florida Conference Coach-ofthe-Year in 1999, 2001 and 2002, as well as NJCAA District 8 Coach-of-the-Year in 1999 and was inducted into the FCCAA Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005. Coach Burnell also spent seven seasons (1986-1993) as an assistant at Stetson University. A native of Jacksonville, Coach Burnell is a graduate of Stetson University, earning his bachelor’s of arts degree in business

Frank Burnell

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PLAYER PROFILES

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PLAYER PROFILES

Ian André

Alex Arthur

Nijah Cunningham

Reginald Gilbert

Will Neighbour

Terrance Noel

Regan O’Rourke

John Williams

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

HOMETOWN: Albany, GA

HOMETOWN: Toronto, Canada

HOMETOWN: Clermont, FL

HOMETOWN: Bentonia, MS

HOMETOWN: Hampshire, UK

HOMETOWN: Albany, GA

HOMETOWN: Clearwater, FL

HOMETOWN: DeLand, FL

POSITION: Forward

POSITION: Guard/Forward

POSITION: Forward/Center

POSITION: Center

POSITION: Guard/Forward

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Forward

Marquise Glaze

Jeremiah Hughley

Ramoane Jordan

Leke Lewu

DeShaun Winfield

Eric Valentin

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

HOMETOWN: Montgomery, AL

HOMETOWN: Mobile, AL

HOMETOWN: Niceville, FL

HOMETOWN: Coral Springs, FL

HOMETOWN: Apalachicola, FL

HOMETOWN: Oviedo, FL

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Guard

POSITION: Guard

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2009-10 Roster

MEN’S BASKETBALL

NO

NAME

POS HEIGHT

Weight CL HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

1

Leke Lewu

G

5’ 11”

160 lbs

SO

Coral Springs, FL

J. P. Taravella

3

Terrance Noel

G

6’ 3”

175 lbs

FR

Albany, GA

Westover High School

4

Jeremiah Hughley

G

5’ 10”

165 lbs

SO

Mobile, AL

Leflore Prep Academy

5

Eric Valentin

G

5’ 5”

145 lbs

SO

Oviedo, FL

Orlando Christian Prep

11

Ramoane Jordan

G

5’ 11”

155 lbs

SO

Niceville, FL

Niceville High School

15

DeShaun Winfield

G

6’ 2”

186 lbs

FR

Apalachicola, FL

Franklin County High School

21

John Williams

F

6’ 4”

190 lbs

SO

DeLand, FL

Pine Ridge High School

22

Regan O’Rourke

G

6’ 2”

190 lbs

FR

Clearwater, FL

Clearwater High School

23

Nijah Cunningham

F/C

6’ 8”

210 lbs

FR

Clermont, FL

South Lake High School

30

Marquise Glaze

G

6’ 0”

175 lbs

FR

Montgomery, AL

Sidney Lanier High School

32

Reginald Gilbert

C

7’ 1”

304 lbs

SO

Bentonia, MS

Yazoo High School

34

Alex Arthur

G/F

6’ 5”

215 lbs

FR

Toronto, Canada

Westhill High School

42

Ian André

F

6’ 8”

235 lbs

SO

Albany, GA

Albany High School

53

Will Neighbour

G/F

6’ 10”

195 lbs

FR

Hampshire, UK

Central Park Christian

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Women’s Basketball


Season Outlook MAKE IT HAPPEN! The Daytona State College Lady Falcons are looking to improve upon a 20 win season. The Lady Falcons are rebuilding, as the program saw two freshmen sign early Division I scholarships. The Falcons lost two 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference players, and two Division II signees. Returning six sophomores will help the incoming freshmen class make it happen in the nationally ranked NJCAA Florida state basketball league. JaQuavia Couch, (FCCAA State Player of the Week and FCCAA Mid-Florida AllConference Second Team), is the returning leading scorer at 9.9 ppg; Couch from Saginaw, Michigan, led the Falcons in assists and steals last season will also help solidify the defense. Tracey Flowers, (FCCAA Mid-Florida All-Conference Second Team and MidFlorida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award)

averaged 9.6 ppg a year ago; Flowers an Augusta, Georgia native, last season’s leading rebounder at 7.03 rpg; will anchor the Falcon defense. Zoelis Vega-Vega (FCCAA Mid-Florida All-Conference Second Team and Puerto Rico Junior National Team) averaged 7.3 ppg; Vega-Vega, from Humacao, Puerto Rico is the second leading returner in steals for the Falcons. Other returning sophomores include Judith Obiero, from Nairobi, Kenya (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and FCCAA “All-Academic” Team) who was a key defensive player last season. Tracy Gentry, local Atlantic HS player from Port Orange, FL (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award and FCCAA “All-Academic” Team) was the second leading three point shooter for the Lady Falcons. Lauren Morris, Newark,

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NJ native will add depth to the guard and forward position. An eager 2009 freshmen class will add versatility to a squad that finished 3rd in the Mid-Florida Conference last season. With the loss of freshman, Cassandra Callaway, (FCCAA 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference) to the Division I ranks, Kynesha Hepburn, combo guard from Miramar HS in Fort Lauderdale, FL, (6A Class Player of the Year in Broward County) will provide depth to the backcourt. Shanika Brooks, point guard, also a Fort Lauderdale product, teamed up with Hepburn at Miramar HS, to post the best record in school history for Coach Clyde Glover. Diana Choibekova, Manhattan, NY, 5’11” shooting guard led her Baruch College Campus team to the 2009 PSAL Class A title was named tournament MVP. Meki Qualls, 6’3” center from Pensacola, FL, led her Pensacola HS, team back to the Florida Final Four for the second year in a row and was selected 1st Team All-Area and 2nd Team All-State. Stacei Dennis, 5’11” small forward from Harrisburg, PA, was selected as a Sporting News Honorable Mention All American, 2 Time MidPenn and Big 15 All Star. Local favorites Shelbi Mitchell guard from Florida HS, Tallahassee, FL, and Daphne Walker, 6’0” power forward Lee H.S. MVP product from Jacksonville, FL. Red-shirt forward Tequila Jones, Fayetteville, NC, (Mid-Florida Conference Scholar-Athlete Award) round out the freshmen class. Daytona State College Lady Falcons, where, “Doing the little things right…WILL MAKE THE BIG THINGS HAPPEN!”

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NO NAME

POSITION HEIGHT

CL HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL

1 3 4 12 21 22 23 24 25 30 31 33 34 45

PG SG PG SG SG SF PF SG SF PG/SG SF/PF SF SG/SF C

FR SO FR SO FR FR FR FR SO SO SO SO FR FR

Shanika Brooks Judith Obiero Shelbi Mitchell Tracy Gentry Kynesha Hepburn Tequila Jones Daphne Walker Diana Choibekova Zoelis Vega-Vega JaQuavia Couch Tracey Flowers Lauren Morris Stacei Dennis Meki Qualls

5’ 7” 5’ 8” 5’ 4” 5’ 4” 5’ 7” 5’ 7” 6’ 0” 5’ 11” 5’ 10” 5’ 6” 5’ 10” 5’ 10” 5’ 11” 6’ 3”

Miami, FL Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa Tallahassee, FL Port Orange, FL Miami, FL Fayetteville, NC Jacksonville, FL New York, NY Humacao, Puerto Rico Saginaw, MI Augusta, GA Newark, NJ Harrisburg, PA Pensacola, FL

Miramar HS NAJJA HS Florida State Univ. HS Atlantic HS Miramar HS Westover Senior HS Robert E. Lee HS Baruch College Campus HS La Salle HS Saginaw HS Butler HS Arts HS Harrisburg HS Pensacola HS

Coach Profiles CAL COCHRAN Head Coach - 2nd Year

Cal Cochran is a 1983 Business Administration graduate of the University of Tennessee and also holds a Masters 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, his junior and senior years. He was a Co-Captain for the Mocs during his senior season which also was the first NCAA Cal Cochran Division I tournament victory in UTC’s school history. Coach Cochran is entering his 26th year in coaching. He began his coaching career at the University of Montevallo, then coached at Division I, Alabama State University, and later became the Director of Right Stuff Basketball. Coach Cochran became the head coach at Pensacola High School in 2004 where he led the Tigers to a 62-17 overall record. In three years he engineered PHS to two state playoff appearances, one being a 2005-2006 Elite Eight finish. Coach Cochran led PHS to two Regular Season District 1 4A Championships in 2005 and 2006. He guided the Tigers to a Runner-Up finish in the 2005 District 1 4A Tournament and District 1 4A Tournament Champions in 2006. Pensacola High was ranked in the Top Ten by Florida Sports Writer’s Association, each of Coach Cochran’s three years at the helm. In 2006, Coach Cochran was named the 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 and he 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 The BIG MAN Footwork Camp with 17 year NBA veteran and former Atlanta Hawk Assistant Coach, Alton Lister. Coach Cochran was nominated as the District 1 representative for Head Coach for the FACA North-South 2007 All Star Game and was also the 2007 CoSponsor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) at Pensacola High School. Coach Cochran was the Daytona State Men’s Assistant Coach 2007-08. He was named Head Coach for the Daytona State College Women’s program in April of 2008. Coach Cochran led the 2008-09 Lady Falcons to a 20-9 season, and a 3rd place finish in the Mid-Florida Conference. Under his tutelage, two players received 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference honors, seven players received Mid-Florida Conference Scholar Athlete Awards and three players received FCCAA “All Academic” Team. Coach Cochran is married to Andrea and they have three sons.

CHRISTENA HAMILTON

Assistant Coach - 2nd Year

Christena Hamilton enters her second season as the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach under Coach Cochran. This past year, she helped the team post a 20-9 record overall during the regular season. The team also placed 3rd in the Mid-Florida Conference which lead to two players receiving 1st Team All Mid-Florida Conference honors. Moreover, under her watch as the academic coordinator, three players received FCCAA “All Academic” Team honors and seven players received MidFlorida Conference Scholar Athlete Awards. She has also been named this year’s Committee Coordinator of Daytona State College’s Community Service Leadership Committee. The CSLC’s mission is to provide voluntary assistance to organizations in need of a helping hand and promote awareness of athletic involvement in the Daytona Beach community. As a four year letter winner on Temple University’s basketball team, Coach Hamilton started in 48 games and led the team to two Philadelphia Big-5 Titles, two Atlantic-10 championship titles, in 2002 and in 2004,

and two trips to the NCAA tournament. With an impressive showcase of versatility in the 2004 Atlantic 10 championships, Hamilton made the First-team All-Conference Tournament Team as a senior. That year, she also finished the season averaging nearly 10 points per game, and three rebounds. Other accolades include Big 5 All-Academic Team and Team Student-Athlete Academic Award in 2003 and 2004. Coach Hamilton graduated cum laude from Temple University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. After graduation, Coach Hamilton spent two years coaching girls’ basketball at Coatesville High School. The team posted a 24-7 record in their first season and produced an AllAmerican guard, Amber White who currently plays at the Division 1 level. Coach Hamilton also coached several women’s basketball recreational league teams in Philadelphia and ran two youth leagues, one in Coatesville, PA and another in Phoenixville, PA. Coach Hamilton and big brother Richard “Rip” Hamilton who plays for the NBA’s Detroit Pistons also conduct basketball camps and clinics throughout the year at various locations across the country. Coach Hamilton states, “The game of basketball has been a part of my everyday life for as long as I can remember, I look forward to another great year here at Daytona State!”

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PLAYER PROFILES

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PLAYER PROFILES

Shanika Brooks

Diana Choibekova

JaQuavia Couch

Stacei Dennis

Shelbi Mitchell

Lauren Morris

Judith Obiero

Meki Qualls

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

HOMETOWN: Miami, FL

HOMETOWN: New York, NY

HOMETOWN: Saginaw, MI

HOMETOWN: Harrisburg, PA

HOMETOWN: Tallahassee, FL

HOMETOWN: Newark, NJ

HOMETOWN: Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

HOMETOWN: Pensacola, FL

POSITION: Point Guard

POSITION: Shooting Guard

POSITION: Point Guard/Shooting Guard

POSITION: Shooting Guard/Sm Forward

POSITION: Point Guard

POSITION: Small Forward

POSITION: Shooting Guard

POSITION: Center

Tracy Gentry

Tracey Flowers

Kynesha Hepburn

Tequila Jones

Zoelis Vega-Vega

Daphne Walker

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Freshman

CLASS: Sophomore

CLASS: Freshman

HOMETOWN: Port Orange, FL

HOMETOWN: Augusta, GA

HOMETOWN: Miami, FL

HOMETOWN: Fayetteville, NC

HOMETOWN: Humacao, Puerto Rico

HOMETOWN: Jacksonville, FL

POSITION: Shooting Guard

POSITION: Sm Forward/Power Forward

POSITION: Shooting Guard

POSITION: Small Forward

POSITION: Small Forward

POSITION: Power Forward

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2009-10 Schedule

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

LOCATION

TIME

November 6

Friday

Brevard Community College - Daytona Showcase

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

November 7

Saturday

Miami-Dade College - Daytona Showcase

Daytona State College

2:00 p.m.

November 11

Wednesday

Palm Beach Community College

Palm Beach, FL

5:00 p.m.

November 13

Friday

Northwest Florida State College - Holiday Classic

Jacksonville, FL

6:00 p.m.

November 14

Saturday

Brevard Community College - Holiday Classic

Jacksonville, FL

1:00 p.m.

November 20

Friday

Hillsborough Community College - CFCC Shootout

Ocala, FL

6:00 p.m.

November 21

Saturday

Miami-Dade College - CFCC Shootout

Ocala, FL

4:00 p.m.

November 24

Tuesday

St. Petersburg College

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

December 1

Tuesday

St. Petersburg College

St. Petersburg, FL

6:00 p.m.

December 4

Friday

Hillsborough Community College - JUCO Shootout

Gainesville, FL

2:00 p.m.

December 5

Saturday

Gulf Coast Community College - JUCO Shootout

Gainesville, FL

Noon

December 8

Tuesday

Miami-Dade College

Miami, FL

5:30 p.m.

December 11

Friday

Orlando Extreme - CPLT Classic

Melbourne, FL

6:00 p.m.

December 12

Saturday

Brevard Community College - CPLT Classic

Melbourne, FL

2:00 p.m.

December 29

Tuesday

Gulf Coast Community College - BWGG Classic

Gainesville, FL

4:00 p.m.

December 30

Wednesday

Pensacola Junior College - BWGG Classic

Gainesville, FL

2:00 p.m.

January 6

Wednesday

Hillsborough Community College

Tampa, FL

5:00 p.m.

January 9

Saturday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

2:00 p.m.

January 13

Wednesday

Central Florida Community College*

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

January 16

Saturday

Florida State College at Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

4:00 p.m.

January 20

Wednesday Hillsborough Community College

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

January 23

Saturday

Santa Fe College*

Gainesville, FL

2:00 p.m.

January 30

Saturday

Central Florida Community College*

Ocala, FL

2:00 p.m.

February 3

Wednesday

Florida State College at Jacksonville*

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

February 10

Wednesday

Santa Fe College*

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

February 17

Wednesday

Central Florida Community College*

Daytona State College

6:00 p.m.

February 20

Saturday

Florida State College at Jacksonville*

Jacksonville, FL

4:00 p.m.

March 2-6

FCCAA State Tournament

Marianna, FL

March 15-20

NJCAA National Tournament

Salina, KS

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

ONE FOCUS

ONE athlete

ONE goal

Your Choice for Rehabilitation Needs Additional locations throughout Orange, Brevard, Volusia and Osceola Counties 44

*Conference Game

Home Games in Bold

Rehabilitation Clinics


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