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DATE

OPPONENT

SITE

Mon., March 5

@ Birmingham Southern

Birmingham, Ala.

Tues., March 6

vs. Reinhardt**

Birmingham, Ala.

Wed., March 7

@ Centre

Fri., March 9

vs. Tennessee Wesleyan**

Thurs., March 15

vs. Calvin

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Thurs., March 22

vs. Midland**

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fri., March 23

vs. Olivet

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sat., March 24

vs. Robert Morris**

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sun., March 25

vs. Savannah School of Art & Design**

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Tues., March 27

@ Davenport**

Sat., March 31

vs. Indiana Tech**

Danville, Ken. Tiffin, Ohio

Grand Rapids, Mich. Adrian, Mich.

Battle of the Crosse at AQ Sun., April 1

vs. Ferris State

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sun., April 1

vs. John Carrol

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mon., April 9

vs. Hope

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Fri., April 13

vs. Shorter**

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sat., April 14

vs. Missour Baptist**

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sat., April 14

vs. Siena Heights**

Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sat., April 14 Thurs. & Sat., April 19-21

vs. Ferris State

Grand Rapids, Mich.

NWLL Championships @ Shorter University

** Denotes NWLL Game

Rome, Ga.


AQUINAS COLLEGE GENERAL INFORMATION LOCATION: Grand Rapids, Michigan FOUNDED: 1886 NICKNAME: Saints COLORS: Maroon/Grey PRESIDENT: Dr. Juan Olivarez ENROLLMENT: 2,518 students STUDENT-FACULTY RATIO: 15:1

SAINTS WOMEN’S LACROSSE HEAD COACH: Frank Rogers (4th year) ASSISTANT COACH: Katy Mohr (3rd year)

AFFILIATION: National Women’s Lacrosse League CONFERENCE: Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference 2011 RECORD: 21-1 2011 Ranking: 9th in the nation

SPORTS INFORMATION AND ATHLETICS SPORTS INFO DIRECTOR: Mike Wojciakowski SID PHONE: 616-632-2482 WEB-SITES: www.aquinas.edu, www.whac.net MEDIA GUIDE: Linda Nash VARSITY SPORTS: 18 ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Terry Bocian ATHLETIC PHONE: 616-632-2474 FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Duane Ambrose :

2012 Women’s Lacrosse Schedule

Inside Cover

Table of Contents/Quick Facts

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Aquinas College

2

Grand Rapids, MI

3

Aquinas College 125th Anniversary

4

National Women’s Lacrosse League

5

Roster

6

Season Preview

7

Coaching Staff

8

Meet the Team

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Aquinas College, an inclusive educational community rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition, provides a liberal arts education with a global perspective, emphasizes career preparation focused on leadership and service to others, and fosters a commitment to lifelong learning dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the common good. Aquinas College is rooted in the Dominican traditions of prayer, study, community and service, combined with a deep respect for truth, honesty and integrity. In this spirit, we strive to create an environment in which integrity is prized and practiced. We expect all community members to uphold these values through honesty, fairness, and respect for others.

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Located on the eastern edge of Grand Rapids, Aquinas’ location allows students to reap the benefits of living in Michigan’s second largest city. With over one million people in the greater metropolitan area, Grand Rapids plays host to numerous festivals, concerts and cultural events each year. Aquinas’ campus creates a peaceful environment that is just moments away from the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Residing on 104 wooded acres, the Aquinas College campus blends early twentiethcentury architecture with modern-day structures. The campus is home to over 107 species of trees and shrubs, winding woodland paths and inviting creeks and ponds. Only 30 miles from beautiful Lake Michigan for a relaxing afternoon.

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Aquinas College had its origins in the Novitiate Normal School begun by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids in 1886 in Traverse City. The Novitiate Normal School was transferred to Grand Rapids in 1911, and in 1922 it evolved into Sacred Heart (later Marywood) College. In 1931, the College was renamed Catholic Junior College. In 1940 the two-year program at CJC was expanded into a four-year bachelor's degree program and the name of the College was changed to Aquinas College. Aquinas College was originally located in downtown Grand Rapids. In 1945, the college bought the former Lowe Estate on East Fulton Street where it has remained until this day. In August 2011, Aquinas College will kick off a year's worth of festivities celebrating its 125 years of Catholic Dominican post-secondary education in Michigan. The celebration of the College's quasquicentennial (125th anniversary) will be highlighted by four signature events that will shine a spotlight on the values that have guided the College throughout its history: prayer, study, service, and community.

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Aquinas College

Missouri Baptist

Shorter University

Davenport University

Reinhardt University

Siena Heights University

Indiana Tech University

Midland University

Robert Morris University

Savannah College of Art and Design

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Tennessee Wesleyan College


No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Hometown/High School (College)

1

Taylor Truttschel

So.

Mid.

Hartland, Wis./Arrowhead

2

Abby Lux

So.

Mid.

Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North

3

Meaghan Farrell

Fr.

Def..

Grand Rapids, Mich./Catholic Central

8

Michelle Murphy**

Sr.

Atk.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Catholic Central

9

Sam Fogus

So.

Def.

Midland, Mich./HH Dow

10

Haley Jacob

Fr.

Mid.

Rocky River, Ohio/Rocky River

12

Hannah Brogger **

Sr.

Atk.

Harbor Springs, Mich./Harbor Springs

13

Monelle Bradshaw

So.

Def.

Coral Springs, Fla./Stoneman Douglas/Florida Gulf Coast

14

Alisa Skluzacek

So.

Def.

St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles

16

Sammie Hughes

So.

Mid.

Colerain, Ohio/Colerain

19

Mackenzie Yoas

Fr.

Def.

West Olive, Mich./Grand Haven

20

Kati Rogers **

Jr.

Atk.

Portage, Mich./Portage Central

21

Kenzie Klingenberg

Fr.

Mid.

Holland, Mich./Grand Haven

22

Meghan Gray

So.

GK

Fishers, Ind./Guerin Catholic HIgh School

23

Alexandra Burns

Fr.

Atk.

Northville, Mich./Ladywood

24

Jolie Williams

Fr.

Def.

Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids

25

Bailey Terebinski

So.

Atk.

Flint, Mich./Flint Powers

29

Celia Kaechele

Fr.

Def.

Ada, Mich./Forest Hills

30

Lauren McCarty

Jr.

Atk.

Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Catholic Central

34

Keegan Maltby

So.

GK

Livonia, Mich./ Livonia Ladywood/Mt. St. Joesph

44

Liza Flewelling

Jr.

Mid.

Flint, Mich./Flint Powers

46

Breanne Stockall **

Jr.

GK

Okemos, Mich./Okemos

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The 2012 season brings much excitement and new challenges with it for the Aquinas Women's Lacrosse team. The program makes the shift from the WDIA to the NWLL, the NWLL is made up totally of other NAIA varsity programs and will present the Saints with a very challenging national schedule. Besides playing other NAIA schools the Saints will round out their schedule with NCAA D2 and D3 programs. "This brings our program more in line with all the other varsity programs at Aquinas and is an exciting time within the NAIA and the WHAC." states Head Coach Frank Rogers. "We will now have regular season games with other schools within our conference, including defending NWLL Champions, Indiana Tech. Other WHAC schools competing within the NWLL are Davenport and Siena Heights. Aquinas will welcome back one of the most prolific scoring attacks in the country lead by Hannah Brogger (Sr., Harbor Springs), Michelle Murphy (Sr., GR Catholic Central), Kati Rogers (Jr., Portage Central) and Lauren McCarty (Jr., GR Catholic Central). This group has been playing together for three years and work very well together. The quartet is joined by Bailey Terebinski (So., Flint Powers) and newcomer, All-State player, Alexandra Burns (Fr., Ladywood), who in fall ball was asked to switch back and forth from attack and midfield. "Both Alexa and Baily will do anything you ask and play anywhere you put them, they are both very valuable pieces to our success."

Junior Lauren McCarty Defensive returners Samantha Fogus (So., Midland-Dow) and Alisa Skluzacek (St Charles, IL) have worked very well with the new players and with fellow upper classmen, transfer Monelle Bradshaw (Corel Springs, FL/Florida Gulf Coast). They have provided strong leadership for freshmen Meaghan Farrell (GR Catholic Central), Mackenzie Yoas (Grand Haven), Jolie Williams (East Grand Rapids) and Celia Kaechele (Forest Hills). Goalies Meghan Gray (So., Guerin Catholic, IN) and Keegan Maltby (Jr., Ladywood/Mt St Joesph College) both received valuable experience this past fall ball season when Stockall was doing a study aboard in Spain. "Those minutes in games and the chance to lead the team in practice and work with our defense more in practice really helped both of them, we have confidence in both of them, that when called on they will perform very well for us." stated Assistant Coach Katy Mohr, who leads the teams defense.

Junior Liza Flewelling will anchor the midfield and will be joined by a very strong group of returning sophomores. Taylor Truttschel (Hartland, WI), Abby Lux (Northbrook, IL) and Samantha Hughes (Colerain, OH) all contributed last year as freshmen. Coach Rogers has added a strong group of freshmen. Haley Jacob (Rocky River, OH), Hannah Seelman (FR, Portage Central), and Kenzie Klingenberg (Grand Haven) will help round out this group which is called on to play both ends of the field. The Aquinas defense will again be anchored and lead by co-captain Bre Stockall (Jr., Okemos). Stockall returns from an All American season in which she allowed less than five goals per game. In front of her will be a very quick and athletic defense, almost all of them comes to Aquinas after playing summer travel lacrosse for Head Coach Frank Rogers. "These young ladies may be freshmen on paper but not in experience. Almost all of them have played at least one year of summer ball for my travel team and have a very good idea what we are doing on defense and what our expectations are. This past summer we won all three tournaments we played in and shut down some very good teams, we are very excited to get them on the field and playing for Aquinas."

The Saints open their 2012 season on March 5th vs. Birmingham Southern University. Aquinas will play their first NWLL game the following day vs. Reinhardt in Birmingham, Alabama. The Saints home opener will be March 15th vs. newly elevated NCAA program Calvin College. "We have the best fans in the world and have always drawn bigger crowds than any other team we play. We thank our Aquinas community and look forward to seeing you all out there again this year, cheering us on." states Frank Rogers.

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Coach Rogers has been involved in lacrosse for over 35 years as a player, coach, and official. Frank hails from Syracuse, New York where he learned and played the game of lacrosse and has played at almost every level. Rogers started his coaching career at Watertown High School in Northern New York and followed that with a stint at Auburn High School in Central New York before coming to Michigan and coaching the WMU Men's team for three years. After a short break he returned to coaching starting nine boys and girls programs in Southwest Michigan before leaving the high school ranks to coach the WMU Women's team, before being hired to start the Women's Lacrosse program at Aquinas. Coach Rogers has a strong background in the education of lacrosse also, having worked camps and clinics for Notre Dame, Northwestern, US Lacrosse and others. He has been a five time presenter at the US Lacrosse National Coaches Convention and continues to help the growth of lacrosse in Michigan by holding clinics and camps with local programs. Along with his position with Aquinas, Coach Rogers was the First Assistant Coach for the Haudenosaunee Nation U-19 Women's Lacrosse team competed in the 2011 U-19 World Lacrosse Championships in Hanover, Germany last August.

Head Coach Frank Rogers Coach Rogers enters his 3rd year at Aquinas as the Head Women's Lacrosse Coach. In their inaugural season in 2010 the Saints went 20-2 and ended the season ranked 13th in the country.

Katy Mohr enters her 3rd year at Aquinas as the Assistant Coach with the Women’s Lacrosse program. In their inaugural season in 2010 the Saints went 20-2 and ended the season ranked 13th in the country. Mohr is a 2009 graduate from Western Michigan University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation. Katy is no stranger to lacrosse as she has been involved on many levels for the last 11 years. She was a standout lacrosse player during her prep years at Tecumseh High School and received the honor of All-State1st Team two years in a row. During her college years Mohr was the president of WMU’s club lacrosse team as well as a captain. She also coached in Portage for 3 years with her last year being the head coach and leading her team to the championship game for the club tournament in 2008 season. Coach Mohr is also starting her first year as one of the Assistant Coaches for the East Grand Rapids Women's Lacrosse team. She looks forward to bringing her knowledge as a player and a coach to the game here at Aquinas.

Assistant Coach Katy Mohr

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#1 Taylor Truttschel

#4 Abby Lux

#3 Meaghan Farrell

#8 Michelle Murphy

#9 Sam Fogus

#10 Haley Jacob

#12 Hanna Brogger

#13 Monelle Bradshaw

#14 Alisa Skluzacek

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#16 Sammie Hughes

#19 Mackenzie Yoas

#20 Kati Rogers

#21 Kenzie Klingenberg

#22 Meghan Gray

#23 Alexandra Burns

#24 Jolie Williams

#25 Bailey Terebinski

#29 Celia Kaechele

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#30 Lauren McCarty

#34 Keegan Maltby

#44 Liza Flewelling

#40 Breanne Stockall

Junior Liza Flewelling

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Media Guide: Women's Lacrosse 2012  

Aquinas College Women's Lacrosse Media Guide for Spring 2012