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2011 Alma College

Volleyball Media Guide

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2011 ALMA COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents Alma College General Information 2011 Schedule/Head Coach Sarah Dehring/2010 MIAA in Review Volleyball Information Sheets Volleyball Individual Records (Career, Season)

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Alma College Switchboard 989.463.7111 Athleic Department Fax 989.463.7018 Director of Athletics John Leister Phone 989.463.7265 Email leister@alma.edu Sports Information Director Mike Hanson Phone 989.463.7114 Email hanson@alma.edu Athletics Secretary Tracy Howd Phone 989.463.7279 Email howd@alma.edu Head Athletic Trainer Beth McGuire Phone 989.463.7288 Email mcguireba@alma.edu Football Phone Email Cross Country Phone Email Men’s Golf Phone Email Women’s Golf Phone Email Men’s Soccer Phone Email Women’s Soccer Phone Email Volleyball Phone Email

Jim Cole ’74 989.463.7281 cole@alma.edu Gordon Aldrich 989.463.7074 aldrich@alma.edu Ryan Duckworth 989.463.7276 duckworth@alma.edu Charlie Goffnett 989.463.7276 goffnett@alma.edu Josh Oakley 989.463.7352 oakleyjt@alma.edu Jeff Hosler ’02 989.463.7089 hosler@alma.edu Sarah Dehring 989.463.7088 dehringsm@alma.edu

**Interview requests must be arranged through the Sports Information Director, Mike Hanson. The Sports Information office at Alma College encourages communication, additions and corrections of any information contained within this media guide. Please send any updates to hanson@alma.edu or to the attention of Mike Hanson, 614 W. Superior St., Alma, MI 48801.

Alma College is a nationally recognized private liberal arts college that highlights personalized education, social responsibility and extraordinary achievements. Devoted exclusively to the teaching and education of undergraduate students, the College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. With an enrollment of nearly 1,440 students (41 percent men and 59 percent women), the College employs a full-time teaching faculty of 82, of which 88 percent hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree. The student-teacher ratio is 13:1, and no classes are taught by graduate students. Alma College was founded in 1886 by Michigan Presbyterians. While still maintaining a close relationship with the Presbyterian Church (USA), the College offers an environment that welcomes students of all religious backgrounds. The College’s attractive campus is located in the city of Alma (population approximately 9,000), located 45 minutes north of Lansing and 45 minutes due west of Saginaw in the mid-point of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The school is also the closest league institution to the Upper Peninsula of the state. More than one third of Alma students participate in intercollegiate athletics. The College offers nine men’s and nine women’s varsity athletic programs.

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Alma College General Information

Location Alma, Michigan Founded 1886 Enrollment 1440 Nickname Scots Colors Maroon and Cream Conference MIAA Affiliation NCAA Division III President Dr. Jeff Abernathy Director of Athletics John Leister Faculty Athletic Reps Karen Ball, Bob Cunningham


2011 Alma College Volleyball

Head Coach Sarah Dehring

Sarah Dehring was named Head Volleyball Coach at Alma College on June 30. Dehring joins the Scots after spending the 2010 season as an assistant coach at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “We are very excited to announce the hiring of Sarah Dehring as our new volleyball coach,” said Alma Athletic Director John Leister. “She is a very energetic and talented young coach and everyone involoved in the interview process believed she was a great fit to take over our volleyball program. We believe Sarah can take our already successful team to even greater heights.” Dehring inherits a Scots squad that has won 57 matches over the past three seasons, including 35 MIAA contests. In addition, Alma has finished in the top three of the league in those three campaigns.

2011 Volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent H/A/N Time Sep. 2-3 UW-Whitewater* N TBA Sep. 6 Hope College A 6:30 pm Sep. 9 Adrian College H 6:30 pm Sep. 10 Albion College A 1:00 pm Sep. 14 Saint Mary’s College A 1:00 pm Sep. 16-17 Great Lakes Region Challenge* N TBA Sep. 20 Kalamazoo College H 7:00 pm Sep. 23 Calvin College A 6:30 pm Sep. 24 Olivet College H 6:00 pm Sep. 30 Trine University H 6:30 pm Oct. 1 Tri-Match @ Siena Heights N TBA Oct. 4 Trine University A 6:30 pm Oct. 7 Hope College H 6:30 pm Oct. 8 Adrian College A 2:00 pm Oct. 12 Albion College H 6:30 pm Oct. 14 Tri-Match @ Hope College N TBA Oct. 18 Saint Mary’s College H 7:00 pm Oct. 21 Kalamazoo College A 6:30 pm Oct. 22 Calvin College H 1:00 pm Oct. 22 Finlandia University H 6:30 pm Oct. 26 Olivet College A 6:30 pm Nov. 4 MIAA Semi-Finals TBD TBA Nov. 5 MIAA Championship TBD TBA •Tournament

“I am thrilled to be the next Alma College volleyball coach,” said Dehring. “I am anxious to get to work and add to what the program has done over the past few seasons. We have a great foundation in place and my goal is to bring an MIAA championship to this campus. I want to thank everyone involved in the interview process for having the confidence in me for this position.” While at Iowa Western, the team finished ninth at the NJCAA Nationals in 2010 and Dehring was instrumental in the recruitment of athletes, including international players. She was the school’s summer camp coordinator and monitored the academic progress of the student athletes. Before Iowa Western, Dehring was the assistant coach at Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Indiana. During her tenure at the school, the head coach delivered a baby, giving many of the head coach duties and responsibilities to Dehring. She developed a strength and conditioning program for the school and was in charge of the day to day activities of the program. Dehring has served as director for various camps in Michigan and Pennsylvania since 2001 and also was a graduate assistant at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin from 2007 to 2008. Other experience includes stops at Arizona Western College and Mackinac Island Public School.

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2011 Alma College Volleyball Information Sheet General Information Name of School Alma College Location Alma, MI 48801 Founded 1886 Enrollment 1,440 Nickname Scots School Colors Maroon and Cream Home Arena Art Smith Arena Capacity 3,031 National Affiliation NCAA Division III Conference MIAA President Dr. Jeff Abernathy Athletic Director John Leister Office Assistant Tracy Howd Athletic Dept. Phone 989.463.7279 Athletic Dept. Fax 989.463.7018 History First Year of Volleyball 1977 MIAA Championships 7 All-Time Record 558-416

Coaching Staff Head Coach Alma Mater, year Phone Number Fax Number Assistant Coaches

Sarah Dehring 989.463.7008 989.463.7018 Sarah Lark

Athletic Training

Athletic Training Education Program Director

Denny Griffin Head Athletic Trainer Beth McGuire Assistant Athletic Trainer Phil Andre

Sports Information Sports Information Director/ Assistant Athletic Director/ Game Management Mike Hanson E-mail hanson@alma.edu Assistant Sports Information Director/ Multimedia Coordinator Sarah Merritt E-mail merrittsf@alma.edu SID Office Phone 989.463.7114 SID Fax 989.463.7018 SID Mailing Address Athletic Department 614 W. Superior St. Alma, MI 48801 Website www.alma.edu/athletics Team Information Overall Record Last Year 17-13 Conference Record (Finish) 10-6, 3rd Letterwinners Returning/Lost 10/4 Starters (Offense) Returning/Lost 3/3 Incoming Players 14

Local Media The Morning Sun Mt. Pleasant, MI Sports Editor Jim Lahde Sports Editor Phone # 989.779.6061

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2011 Alma College Volleyball Information Sheet Key Players Returning Erica Adams...................................Sr........................................DS Shelby Gray....................................Sr........................................RS Katie Bourbonnais..........................So...................................... OH Erika VanHavel...............................So......................................... S Kelly Maise.....................................So...................................... OH

Key Incoming Players Tessa Rademacher.........................Fr........................................RS Taryn McGrew................................Fr.................................OH/MH Taylor Cunningham.........................Fr.................................OH/MH Kayla Muxlow.................................Fr....................................... MH Laura Walker..................................Fr....................................... OH

Returning Statistical Leaders

Kills Shelby Gray Katie Bourbonnais

SP K K/Set 109 341 3.13 93 200 2.15

Blocks Shelby Gray Katie Bourbonnais

SP Solo Ast 109 7 57 93 4 34

Assists Shelby Gray

SP Ast Ast/Set 109 21 0.19

Digs Erica Adams

SP Dig Dig/Set 115 329 2.86

Total Blk/Set 64.0 0.59 38.0 0.41

2011 Volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent H/A/N Time Sep. 2-3 UW-Whitewater* N TBA Sep. 6 Hope College A 6:30 pm Sep. 9 Adrian College H 6:30 pm Sep. 10 Albion College A 1:00 pm Sep. 14 Saint Mary’s College A 1:00 pm Sep. 16-17 Great Lakes Region Challenge* N TBA Sep. 20 Kalamazoo College H 7:00 pm Sep. 23 Calvin College A 6:30 pm Sep. 24 Olivet College H 6:00 pm Sep. 30 Trine University H 6:30 pm Oct. 1 Tri-Match @ Siena Heights N TBA Oct. 4 Trine University A 6:30 pm Oct. 7 Hope College H 6:30 pm Oct. 8 Adrian College A 2:00 pm Oct. 12 Albion College H 6:30 pm Oct. 14 Tri-Match @ Hope College N TBA Oct. 18 Saint Mary’s College H 7:00 pm Oct. 21 Kalamazoo College A 6:30 pm Oct. 22 Calvin College H 1:00 pm Oct. 22 Finlandia University H 6:30 pm Oct. 26 Olivet College A 6:30 pm Nov. 4 MIAA Semi-Finals TBD TBA Nov. 5 MIAA Championship TBD TBA •Tournament

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All-MIAA Selections

2010 MIAA Most Valuable Player 2010 Freshman of the Year 2010 Defensive Player of the Year

Rebecca Kamp, Calvin Megan Rietema, Calvin Stephanie Bradshaw, Alma

2010 All-MIAA First Team Rebecca Kamp, Calvin*** (junior from Orland Park, Ill./Chicago Christian HS) Jacie Fiedler, Hope** (senior from Richmond, Ill./Richmond Burton HS) Betsy Irwin, Trine* (sophomore from Athens, Ohio/Alexander HS) Lizzie Kamp, Calvin* (sophomore from Orland Park, Ill./Chicago Christian HS) Megan Rietema, Calvin* (freshman from Grand Rapids/GR Christian HS) Greer Bratschie, Hope* (sophomore from Grand Rapids/East Grand Rapids HS) Colleen Leonard, Kalamazoo* (junior from Mason/Mason HS) Stephanie Bradshaw, Alma* (senior from Livonia/Churchill HS) * denotes number of years All-MIAA First Team 2010 All-MIAA Second Team Hannah Hewitt, Alma (senior from Alanson/Harbor Light Christian HS) Renee DeHaan, Calvin (junior from Grand Rapids/GR Christian HS) Cassidy Bulthuis, Hope (senior from Nunica/Spring Lake HS) Kara VandeGuchte, Hope (senior from Hamilton/Hamilton HS) Shelby Gray, Alma (junior from Bloomfield Hills/West Bloomfield HS) Larisa Grinvalds, Kalamazoo (senior from Kalamazoo/Portage Central HS) Jessica Maier, Hope (sophomore from Grandville/Jenison HS) Rebecca Tincknell, Adrian (senior from Troy/Troy HS)

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2010 MIAA in Review

MIAA OVERALL Hope* 15 1 27 5 Calvin* * 15 1 32 4 Alma 12 4 18 12 Kalamazoo 10 6 19 10 Olivet 7 9 12 15 Trine 6 10 10 19 Adrian 4 12 10 20 Saint Mary’s 3 13 5 21 Albion 0 16 4 24 * MIAA Champion - Hope * *Tournament Champion – Calvin


Total Career Attempts 1. Kristin Judson 2. Megan Cook 3. Meghann Devlin 4. Kerri Judson 5. Erin Fralick 6. Kelly O’Connor 7. Caitlin Deis 8. Andrea Horton 9. Ellen Bradbury 10. Shelby Gray

Alma College Volleyball Individual Records 2001-04 1999-00, 02 1997-00 2001-04 2003-05 2001-04 2003-04 1997-00 1996-98 2008-

4,756 3,015 2,616 2,546 2,492 2,326 2,177 2,128 2,089 2,008

Career Kills 1. Kristin Judson 2. Erin Fralick 3. Meghann Devlin 4. Kerri Judson 5. Megan Cook 6. Kelly O’Connor 7. Kim Gillhespy 8. Ellen Bradbury 9. Kaylee Sova 10. Shelby Gray

Career Blocks (Solo) 1. Meghann Devlin 2. Ellen Bradbury 3. Kim Gillhespy 4. Kelly O’Connor 5. Erin Fralick 6. Stephanie Degg 7. Kristin Judson 8. Kelsey Thompson 9. Anne Delind 10. Lindsey Baker

1997-00 1996-98 2006-08 2001-04 2003-05 1994-95 2001-04 2006-09 1994-96 2001-04

206 145 126 118 112 96 80 74 72 59

2001-04 2003-05 1997-00 2001-04 1999-00, 02 2001-04 2006-08 1996-98 2004-06 2008-

1,707 1,201 996 961 900 858 824 810 803 721

Career Assists 1. Lindsey Baker 2. Hannah Hewitt 3. Mary Murdoch 4. Jamie Lippert 5. Mali Vanderbeek 6. Sarah Anderson 7. Tina Klaczkiewicz 8, Jatell Driver 9. Kerri Judson 10. Kelsey Erwin

Career Blocks (Assists) 1. Meghann Devlin 2. Erin Fralick 3. Kelsey Thompson Ellen Bradbury 5. Kim Gillhespy 6. Kelly O’Connor 7. Stephanie Degg 8. Lindsey Baker 9. Anne Delind 10. Nicole Markiecki

1997-00 2003-05 2006-09 1996-98 2006-08 2001-04 1994-95 2001-04 1994-96 1996-98

360 279 227 227 222 217 188 157 144 134

2001-04 2007-10 2003-06 1998-01 1995-96 1997-99 1994 1995-96 2001-04 2007

5,106 3,543 2,769 2,505 2,087 1,643 753 642 335 259

Career Service Aces 1. Lindsey Baker 2. Kristin Judson 3. Kerri Judson 4. Andrea Horton Katie Moll 6. Kim Gillhespy 7. Theresa Miller 8. Jamie Lippert 9. Kelly O’Connor 10. Hannah Hewitt

Career Blocks (Total) 1. Meghann Devlin 2. Erin Fralick 3. Ellen Bradbury 4. Kim Gillhespy 5. Kelly O’Connor 6. Kelsey Thompson 7. Stephanie Degg 8. Lindsey Baker Anne Delind 10. Kristin Judson

1997-00 2001-05 1996-98 2006-08 2001-04 2006-09 1994-95 2001-04 1994-96 2001-04

566 391 372 348 335 301 284 216 216 198

2001-04 2001-04 2001-04 1997-00 1999-02 2006-08 1999-02 1998-01 2001-04 2007-10

208 162 146 120 120 112 109 105 101 96

Career Digs 1. Kelsee Krull 2. Kristin Judson 3. Kerri Judson 4. Stephanie Bradshaw 5. Katie Moll 6. Lindsey Baker 7. Megan Cook 8. Andrea Horton 9. Hannah Hewitt 10. Theresa Miller

Total Attempted Attacks - Season 1. Kaylee Sova 2. Kristin Judson 3. Kristin Judson 4. Caitlin Deis 5. Megan Cook 6. Kristin Judson 7. Sara Seiler 8. Becky Bruning 9. Kristin Judson 10. Megan Cook

2006 2004 2003 2004 1999 2001 2001 2006 2002 2000

1,634 1,308 1,285 1,165 1,114 1,110 1,100 1,159 1,053 1,049

2003-06 2001-04 2001-04 2007-10 1999-02 2001-04 1999-00, 02 1997-00 2007-10 1999-02

2,035 1,965 1,603 1,533 1,416 1,344 1,326 1,132 1,053 850

Kills - Season 1. Kristin Judson 2. Kaylee Sova 3. Erin Fralick 4. Kristin Judson 5. Kristin Judson 6. Sara Seiler 7. Kristin Judson 8. Ellen Bradbury 9. Erin Fralick 10. Megan Cook

2004 2006 2005 2003 2002 2001 2001 1997 2004 1999

495 479 459 429 395 389 388 371 403 356

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Alma College Volleyball Individual Records Assists - Season 1. Mali Vanderbeek 2. Lindsey Baker 3. Mary Murdoch 4. Mary Murdoch 5. Lindsey Baker 6. Lindsey Baker 7. Jamie Lippert 8. Hannah Hewitt 9. Hannah Hewitt 10. Lindsey Baker

1995 2004 2005 2006 2003 2002 2000 2009 2010 2001

1,854 1,573 1,405 1,270 1,361 1,238 1,198 1,132 983 934

Aces - Season 1. Lindsey Baker 2. Lindsey Baker 3. Katie Moll 4. Kerri Judson 5. Kristin Judson 6. Kim Gillhespy Caitlin Deis Stephanie Degg 9. Andrea Horton 10. Lindsey Baker

2003 2002 2001 2001 2003 2007 2003 1994 2000 2004

66 65 55 52 51 50 50 50 49 47

Blocks (Solo) - Season 1. Meghann Devlin 2. Kim Gillhespy 3. Ellen Bradbury 4. Stephanie Degg 5. Ellen Bradbury 6. Kelly O’Connor Stephanie Degg 8. Meghann Devlin 9. Erin Fralick Meghann Devlin

2000 2007 1997 1994 1996 2002 1995 1997 2003 1999

81 62 60 51 49 45 45 43 42 42

Blocks (Assists) - Season 1. Meghann Devlin 2. Erin Fralick 3. Stephanie Degg 4. Ellen Bradbury 5. Kelsey Thompson 6. Meghann Devlin 7. Kim Gillhespy 8. Anne Delind 9. Kim Gillhespy 10. Erin Fralick Erin Fralick

1999 2004 1995 1997 2009 1998 2007 1995 2006 2005 2003

128 121 111 101 94 92 85 83 82 79 79

1999 1997 2004 1995 2000 2007 1998 1994 2003 1997

170 161 160 156 149 147 132 128 121 115

Digs - Season 1. Kelsee Krull 2006 663 Total Blocks - Season 2. Kelsee Krull 2005 624 1. Meghann Devlin 3. Stephanie Bradshaw 2010 608 2. Ellen Bradbury 4. Kristin Judson 2001 532 3. Erin Fralick 5. Kristin Judson 2004 523 4. Stephanie Degg 6. Stephanie Bradshaw 2009 518 5. Meghann Devlin 7. Amanda Risch 2007 483 6. Kim Gillhespy 8. Kerri Judson 2004 477 7. Meghann Devlin 9. Kristin Judson 2003 459 8. Stephanie Degg 10. Kristin Judson 2002 451 9. Erin Fralick Megan Cook 2002 451 10. Meghann Devlin Hitting Percentage - Season (min. 500 total attempts) 1. Erin Fralick 2005 .421 2. Erin Fralick 2004 .382 3. Stephanie Degg 1994 .326 4. Erin Fralick 2003 .321 5. Meghann Devlin 1999 .307 6. Meghann Devlin 1997 .297 7. Stephanie Degg 1995 .285 8. Meghann Devlin 1998 .266 9. Ellen Bradbury 1998 .266 10. Kerri Judson 2004 .260 Hitting Percentage - Career (Min. 1500 total attempts) (K-E-A) 1. Erin Fralick 2003-05 2. Stephanie Degg 1994-95 3. Meghann Devlin 1997-00 4. Ellen Bradbury 1996-98 5. Kelly O’Connor 2001-04 6. Shelby Gray 2008- 7. Kristin Judson 2001-04 8. Kerri Judson 2001-04 9. Megan Cook 1999-02 10. Amy Pickelman 1994-96

.377 .308 .272 .250 .228 .215 .207 .202 .185 .179

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2011 Volleyball Schedule Date Opponent H/A/N Time Sep. 2-3 UW-Whitewater* N TBA Sep. 6 Hope College A 6:30 pm Sep. 9 Adrian College H 6:30 pm Sep. 10 Albion College A 1:00 pm Sep. 14 Saint Mary’s College A 1:00 pm Sep. 16-17 Great Lakes Region Challenge* N TBA Sep. 20 Kalamazoo College H 7:00 pm Sep. 23 Calvin College A 6:30 pm Sep. 24 Olivet College H 6:00 pm Sep. 30 Trine University H 6:30 pm Oct. 1 Tri-Match @ Siena Heights N TBA Oct. 4 Trine University A 6:30 pm

Date Opponent H/A/N Time Oct. 7 Hope College H 6:30 pm Oct. 8 Adrian College A 2:00 pm Oct. 12 Albion College H 6:30 pm Oct. 14 Tri-Match @ Hope College N TBA Oct. 18 Saint Mary’s College H 7:00 pm Oct. 21 Kalamazoo College A 6:30 pm Oct. 22 Calvin College H 1:00 pm Oct. 22 Finlandia University H 6:30 pm Oct. 26 Olivet College A 6:30 pm Nov. 4 MIAA Semi-Finals TBD TBA Nov. 5 MIAA Championship TBD TBA •Tournament 9 www.alma.edu/athletics


2011 Alma College Volleyball Media Guide