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2009 Field Hockey

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de WILJES, #7 Senior, Defense NFHCA First Team All-Region

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GRAYBILL, #1 Senior, Forward 2-Time All-Patriot League

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FINGERHUTH, #13 Junior, Forward NFHCA Third Team All-America

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American Field Hockey’s Class of 2010

Alyssa Poorman, #54 • Goaltender

Emily • Stovicek, #3 Forward

Savannah Graybill, #1 • For ward

Anne-Meike de Wiljes, #7 • Defense

Rachel Carney, #2 • Midfield

Carly Boyce, #5 • Defense


American Field Hockey By the Numbers 366:

All-time program wins

247:

Career points scored by Stacy Siu-Butt AU career record

133:

Career wins for Head Coach Steve Jennings

117:

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selections since 2001

90:

NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad honors since 2002

74:

All-conference selections since 1991

47:

All-region selections since 1993

43:

Consecutive victories versus Patriot League opponents

40:

All-Patriot League selections since 2001

18:

Patriot League major award winners

14:

NFHCA All-Americans

6: 3.48:

Consecutive Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championships Cumulative team GPA in 2008-09

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NCAA Elite Eight appearances

2:

ECAC Division I Players of the Year

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NFHCA Division I Coach of the Year


2009 Schedule August Fri. Sat.

28 29

vs. Indiana (at Richmond) at Richmond

11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

September Sat. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sun. Tues.

5 12 13 18 20 27 29

vs. Michigan State (at Ohio) vs. Towson (at Maryland) vs. Penn State (at Maryland) CALIFORNIA at James Madison WAKE FOREST MARYLAND

1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.

October Sat. Sat. Sun. Sat. Wed. Sat. Sat.

3 10 11 17 21 24 31

at Holy Cross * COLGATE * PRINCETON at Bucknell * GEORGETOWN at Lafayette * IOWA

12:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

November Sun. Fri. Sat. Tues. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sun.

1 6 7 10 14 15 20 22

LEHIGH * Patriot League Semifinal Patriot League Final NCAA Play-In Game NCAA 1st Round NCAA 2nd Round NCAA Final Four NCAA Championship

BOLD CAPS indicates home match * indicates Patriot League Opponent

2:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA


2009 Field Hockey Quickfacts

Table of Contents

Location ...................... Washington, D.C. Founded ......................................... 1893 Enrollment ..................................... 6,023 Nickname..................................... Eagles Colors ........................ Red, White & Blue Affiliation ........................ NCAA Division I Conference ...................... Patriot League Home Turf .................... William I. Jacobs ............................. Recreational Complex President .........................Dr. Neil Kerwin Director of Athletics................... Keith Gill

Team Information Head Coach....................Steve Jennings Alma Mater ........................Maryland, ‘97 Record at AU .....................133-63 (.679) Year at American ................................ 10 Overall Record/Seasons................ Same Assoc. Head Coach ...Sarah Thorn Krombolz .................................................. Iowa, ‘01 Assistant Coach......................Katie Ridd ..................................... Wake Forest, ‘04 Vol. Assistant Coach ............Nate Franks .......................................... Princeton, ‘07 2008 Overall Record........................ 13-8 2008 Conference Record .................. 5-0 2008 Conference Finish .....................1st Letterwinners Returning/Lost.......... 20 /5 Starters Returning/Lost.................... 9 / 2 Newcomers........................................... 3 Field Hockey Phone .......(202) 885-3085

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The American University field hockey team captured its sixth straight Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championship in 2008.

Front Cover................................ 1 By the Numbers ......................2-3 2009 Schedule........................... 4 Table of Contents....................... 5 This is AU Field Hockey........6-19 Assistant Coaches ..............22-23 2009 Season Preview.............. 24 2009 Roster ............................. 25

Athletics Communications

Student-Athlete Bios ...........26-34 S

Associate AD ................ Nancy Yasharoff Phone .............................(202) 531-0162 E-Mail . Nancy.Yasharoff@American.edu

Meet The Eagles ..................... 35

Assistant Director / FH Contact .................Andrew Chesebro Phone .............................(202) 885-3030 E-Mail ............Chesebro@American.edu

All-Time Academic Awards ...... 42

Assistant Director .............Howard Smith Phone .............................(202) 885-3032 E-Mail ................HSmith@American.edu Website............................ AUeagles.com Address ......... 4400 Massachusetts Ave. .......................................... Bender Arena ......................... Washington, D.C. 20016

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HC Steve Jennings .............20-21

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2008 Review .......................36-39 All-Time Award Winners .....40-41 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes ...................... 43 Career Records ....................... 44

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Single-Season Records ........... 45 Dr. Neil Kerwin, President........ 46 Keith Gill, Director of Athletics.................. 47 Staff Directory .....................48-49 2009 Team Poster ..............50-51 Back Cover...............................52

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Washington, D.C. The National Mall is usually the center of every visitor’s trip to Washington DC. This tree-lined area of parkland stretches two and a half miles from the Potomac River to the United States Capitol on Capitol Hill and is adjoined by the White House. At one end of the National Mall, known as West Potomac Park, the Lincoln Memorial faces the Reflecting Pool with a good view of Arlington Memorial Bridge, Constitution Gardens, the Tidal Basin and the Washington Monument. Further towards Capitol Hill are a number of museums and galleries, among which are many of the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, including the National Museum of Natural History, the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of the American Indian, and the Smithsonian Institution building.

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Area Attractions • Adams Morgan • Arlington National Cemetery • Cherry Blossom Festival • Chinatown • Dupont Circle • Embassy Row • FDR Memorial • Federal Bureau of Investigation • Ford’s Theatre • International Spy Museum • Jefferson Memorial • Kennedy Center • Library of Congress • Lincoln Memorial • National Archives • National Cathedral • National Gallery of Art • National Mall • Nationals Park • National Zoo • Newseum • Pentagon • Ronald Reagan Building • Smithsonian Institution • Supreme Court • U.S. Capitol • U.S. Mint • Union Station • Verizon Center • Vietnam Veterans Memorial • Washington Monument • White House

Area Pro Teams • D.C. United • Washington Capitals • Washington Nationals • Washington Redskins • Washington Wizards • Baltimore Orioles • Baltimore Ravens

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American University Situated within the northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C., American University’s traditional-style campus has much to offer students in the way of comfort, modern conveniences, and quick, easy access to city life. Our 84-acre, tree-lined campus, which was designated as a National Arboretum, is located at the top of Embassy Row in one of the most attractive, safe, and residential areas of our nation’s capital. The center of campus, also referred to as “the quad,” is a focal point of student life not only because our academic buildings line its grassy borders, but also because it’s a place to meet-andgreet with friends and student groups, catch an impromptu game of ultimate frisbee or take part in an after-class debrief with professors. Another favorite spot on campus is the beach volleyball pit located between the athletics fields. The adjacent grassy hillside is also a well known hangout for students on game days.

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General Enrollment Undergraduate.......... Undergraduate .......... 6,023 Graduate................... Graduate ................... 3,297 Law School ............... 1,664 Avg. Class Size .......... 22.5 Student-Faculty Ratio ... 14:1 Freshman Profile Freshman Enrollment... 1,577 Male-Female Ratio ... 38:62 Average HS GPA ........ 3.79 Average SAT... SAT... 1,160-1,360 Average ACT ............ 26-31 Faculty Profile Full-Time Faculty ......... 674 Adjunct Faculty ............ 500 94% have the highest degree in their field.


Schools & Colleges

• American University students were ranked the “Most Politically Active,” and the university is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review in the newly released 2009 edition of its annual book, The Best 368 Colleges. Colleges • U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges 2010” ranked AU No. 84 among national universities.

• College of Arts & Sciences • Kogod School of Business • School of Communication • School of International Service • School of Public Affairs • Washington College of Law

Academic Resources • University Library • Law Library • Computer and Media Labs • Career Center • Courses on the Web • Center for Teaching Excellence • Learning Resources • Blackboard • AU Experts Guide • Watkins Art Gallery

5 Most Popular Majors • International Service • Business Administration • Justice • Political Science/Government • Public Communication

• 80 percent of AU undergraduate students are placed in at least one internship or co-op by the American University Career Center before graduation. • The career center welcomes more than 200 local and national employers to its job and internership fairs annually.

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Distinguished Alumni David Aldridge, SOC/BA ‘87 Sports Journalist, Philadelphia Inquirer/TNT Lonnie Bunch, CAS/BA ’74, CAS/MA ’76 Founder/exec director, Smithsonian Museum for African American History and Culture Pat Butler, SOC/MA’96 VP, Washington Post Robert Byrd, WCL/JD ’63 U.S. Senator (D-WV) Alisyn Camerota, SOC/BA’88 FOX News anchor Jack Cassell, SOC/BA ‘77 President-CEO, Visual Aids Electronics Corporation Chaturon Chaisang, CAS/MA ’87 Deputy prime minister, Thailand Randy Clouser, SPA/BS ‘80 Chief Marketing Officer, Zurich Financial Services Gary Cohn, KSB/BSBA’82 President/COO, Goldman Sachs Loren Danielson, KSB/BSBA ‘80 Senior VP-Investments, RBC Andy Dolich, SPA/BA’69 COO, San Francisco 49ers David Drobis, SOC/MA ’65 Chair emeritus, Ketchum Bob Edwards, SOC/MA’72 Host, XM Radio, National Public Radio Todd Epsten, SPA/BA ‘82 Chief Executive Officer, Major Brands Dean Factor, KSB/BSBA ’87 CEO and cofounder, Smashbox Cosmetics/ Smashbox Studios Betsy Fischer, SPA/BA ’92, SOC/MA ’96 Exec producer, NBC’s Meet the Press Darryl Frank, SOC/MA’91 Cohead, Dreamworks Television Andy Gershon, KSB/BSBA’86 Exec VP, SonyBMG’s Epic Records Bryan Glazer, SOC/BA ’86 Exec VP, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Joel Glazer, SPA/BA ’89 Exec VP, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Steven Goff, SOC/BA ‘88 Sports Journalist, The Washington Post Jeff Greenberg, SOC/BA ‘87 Executive Producer, NBC4 Sports David Gregory, SIS/BA ’92 Host, NBC’s Meet The Press Jack Haire, CAS/BA ‘74 Board of Directors, Balihoo Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, SPA/BA’92 Crown prince of Bahrain Patricia deStacy Harrison, CAS/BA ’68 President/CEO, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Hubert Humphrey III, SPA/BA ’65 Minnesota attorney general (1984-2000), son of U.S. VP Hubert H. Humphrey Jesse Itzler, SPA/BA ’90 Cofounder, Marquis Jet William I Jacobs, WCL/JD ’66 Exec VP, Mastercard International Avery John, KSB/BSBA ’98 Professional soccer player, Miami Football Club Barry Josephson, SPA/BA ’78 Producer (films Enchanted, Ladykillers, Like Mike, and FOX TV’s Bones)

Robert Kogod KSB/BSBA ‘62

Lonnie Bunch CAS/BA ‘74

Cindy Christy-Lagenfeld KSB/BSBA ‘88

Gary Cohn KSB/BSBA ‘82

Barry Levinson CAS/BA ‘67

credit: NATAS - NCCB Chapter

Bob Edwards SOC/MA ‘72

Tony Perkins SOC/BA ‘81

Andy Gershon KSB/BSBA ‘86

Willard Scott CAS/BA ‘55

Barry Josephson SPA/BA ‘78

Jan Scruggs SAC/BA ‘75

Cornelius Kerwin SPA/BA ‘71

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Jeffrey Sine SIS/BA ‘76

Jackie Judd, SOC/BA ’73 Emmy award winning former ABC correspondent Cornelius Kerwin, SPA/BA ‘71 President, American University Robert Kogod, KSB/BSBA ’62 Former chair and CEO, Charles E. Smith Realty Al Koken, SGPA/BA ‘74 Comcast SportsNet, Host of Capitals Report and Wizards Report, ESPN 980, co-host of The John Thompson Show Margery Kraus, SPA/BA ’67, SPA/MA ’71 Founder/CEO, APCO Worldwide Cindy Christy-Lagenfeld, KSB/BSBA ‘88 President-Americas, Alcatel-Lucent Barry Levinson, CAS/BA ’67 Film producer/writer/director (Diner, Tin Men, Avalon, Bugsy, Wag the Dog, Liberty Heights, Man of the Year) Charles Lydecker, SPA/BA ‘85 Executive Vice President, Brown & Brown, Inc. James McGovern, CAS/BA ’81, SPA/MPA ’84 U.S. Representative (D-MA) Alan Meltzer, SPA/ND ‘73 Founder and CEO, The Meltzer Group Nancy Meyers, SOC/BA ’70 Film producer/writer/director, What Women Want, Saving Private Ryan Keith Mitchell, CAS/PhD ’81 Prime minister of Grenada Robert Morton, SOC/BA’75 Emmy award winning writer, Late Night with David Letterman Mark Murphy, KSB/MBA ’83 President, Green Bay Packers Alice Paul, WCL/LLM ’27 American suffragist, original author, Equal Rights Amendment Tony Perkins, SOC/BA’81 FOX News weather and features reporter Joan Plaisted, SIS/BA ’67, SIS/MA ’69 Ambassador, U.S. Mission to the UN Andy Pollin, Host, The Sports Reporters Angie Reese-Hawkins, SOC/BA’79 CEO/president, National Capital YMCA Kathy Reichs, CAS/BA ’70 Author, Bare Bones, Déjà Dead; writer/producer FOX-TV’s Bones Steve Saferin, SOC/BA ‘70 President, Scientific Game Ventures Loretta Sanchez, KSB/MBA ’84 U.S. representative (D-CA) Paul Satenstein, KSB/BSBA’83 Executive VP, MCA Records Willard Scott, CAS/BA ’55 Former weather reporter, the Today Show Jan Scruggs, CAS/BA ’75, CAS/MA ’76 Founder/president, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Tom Shales, SOC/BA ’67 TV critic/reporter, The Washington Post Judy Sheindlin, SPA/BA’63 Host, Judge Judy Bud Shuster, CAS/PHD’69 U.S. Representative (R-PA) Jeffrey Sine, SIS/BA’76 Vice chair, UBS Securities; Broadway producer (Spring Awakening; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Frozen; Caroline, or Change; La Bohème; and The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?) Billy Stone, SOC/BA ‘86, KSB/MBA ‘89 Producer/Development, CBS College Sports Ed Tapscott, WCL/JD ‘80 Director Player Development/Programs, Washington Wizards Abbi Tatton, SIS/MA ’00 Internet reporter, CNN Richard Ernest Thompson, CAS/BA’71 Playwright, On Golden Pond Frances Fragos Townsend, SPA/BA’82 CNN commentator; former assitant to President George W. Bush for Homeland Security Kermit Washington, SIS/BA’73 Former NBA player, LA Lakers Bram Weinstein, SOC/BA ‘95 ESPN News, Anchor Douglas Wheeler, CAS/MA ’64 President emeritus, Washington Performing Arts Society Warner Wolf, SOC/BA ‘60 Radio & Television Sports Broadcaster Clark Woods, SOC/BA ‘78 President-Domestic Theatrical Distribution, MGM


In The Spotlight American University is located in the center of one of the largest media markets in the country, Washington, D.C. From television to radio, AU student-athletes gain exposure on both a local and national level. Each of the four major television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox) has an affiliate in D.C. and can often be found on campus. Regional cable networks Comcast SportsNet and MASN also cover the Eagles throughout the year. National newspapers The Washington Post and Washington Times serve as AU’s hometown papers. USA Today is also headquartered just miles away from campus.

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Blue Crew The AU Blue Crew is American University’s student cheering section which creates a home court advantage for each of AU’s 16 Div. I athletics teams at all home events. Comprised of more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, the Blue Crew is the largest and most spirited student group on campus.

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Eagles Spirit The American University Spirit Program is comprised of a cheerleading and dance team and the AU Pep Band. The Spirit Program performs at all home men’s basketball games as well as select women’s basketball games and volleyball matches, keeping the energy level inside of Bender Arena high.

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Strength and Conditioning remains a major factor in the quest for athletic excellence. American University is committed to providing its studentathletes with the finest fitness and weight equipment available. Jacobs Fitness Center is located on the lower level of Bender Sports Center and houses the varsity weight room and cardiovascular training area. Head strength and conditioning coach Jason Riddell and his assistant Gabriel Naspinski work with each of the 16 varsity teams and make themselves available for individualized workouts for supplemental training.

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Jason Riddell Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Gabriel Naspinski Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach


Athletic Training Five full-time athletic trainers are on staff to provide daily treatment and application of therapeutic modalities to the student-athletes and are led by head athletic trainer, Sean Dash. The athletic training staff is also available to provide evaluation, information on injury prevention and to administer rehabilitation, if necessary. AU also has two doctors, an orthopedic surgeon and general practitioner, on staff. Holly Hewitt enters her third season as the athletic trainer for the American University field hockey team. Hewitt received her undergraduate degree from James Madison in health science in 2005 before obtaining her masters degree in human relations from the University of Oklahoma in 2007.

Sean Dash Head Athletic Trainer

Holly Hewitt Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Academic Support The academic support program for student-athletes, a collaboration between the Academic Support Center and the Department of Athletics, assists studentathletes in successfully attaining academic goals and creating a balance between academics and athletics. The program serves to promote responsibility and initiative while encouraging studentathletes to take advantage of the rich resources offered at American University. Academic counselors work with student-athletes on skills needed for success in the classroom, and provide information about educational options, university and NCAA requirements, as well as policies and procedures. The program focuses on the development of the total person through individual meetings, study hall and tutoring, and life skills workshops. AU’s academic support program coordinates with faculty, advisors, and coaches to support each studentathlete.

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2008-09 Academic Highlights 3.312:

Combined student-athlete GPA in the spring 2009 semester.

155:

Student-athletes were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

152:

Student-athletes made Dean’s List in either the fall or spring semester.

89%: 24:

Graduation rate of American University student-athletes. Student-athletes earned a 4.0 grade point average in either the fall or spring semesters.

Team Achievements:

• The field hockey team finished fifth in the NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award standings with a 3.48 GPA during the fall 2008 semester. This honor marked the fourth time in six years that the Eagles have finished in the top-five academically. • The men’s swimming and diving team attained the highest GPA in Division I in the spring of 2009 with a 3.54 mark. The women’s team finished 14th with a 3.44 GPA. • The wrestling team was named “Champions of the Classroom” for the second straight year in 2008-09 with a 3.28 combined GPA, tops among all Div. I wrestling programs.

Marueen Breslin, Coordinator of Academic Support, tutors a student-athlete in the Bender Library.


AU Highlights in the Patriot League 2001 – American University joins the Patriot League, becoming the eighth member of the 23 sport conference. AU wins its first of eight consecutive Patriot League Volleyball Championships. 2002 – AU men’s cross country wins its first of six-consecutive Patriot League Championships and places six athletes on the All-Patriot League First Team. AU women’s soccer wins its first PL Championship and places four athletes on the All-PL Teams.

2003 – Karla Kucerkova is named the CoSIDA Academic Volleyball Player of the Year for the second straight year, PL Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the third-consecutive year and PL Player of the Year for the third straight year. 2004 – AU men’s soccer wins its second PL Championship and captures three PL major awards. Women’s lacrosse’s Tara Michael is named the PL Scholar-Athlete of the Year and AU places seven athletes on the All-PL Teams.

2006 – Track star Keira Carlstrom earns her fourth overall All-America honor and first in outdoor track and field and is named an Academic AllAmerican.

2005 – AU field hockey’s Javiera Villagra (1st Team), Maureen Daniel (2nd Team), and Camila Infante (2nd Team) earn AllAmerica status and Daniel is named the PL’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

Swimmer Meghan Thiel is named the PL Scholar-Athlete of the Year and PL Championships Swimmer of the Meet for the second-consecutive year. 2007 – Women’s soccer’s Krystn Hodge is named the PL ScholarAthlete of the Year and AU picks up four of five PL major awards. 2008 – American’s field hockey team wins its sixth consecutive Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championship and earns two All-America selections.

In its second decade of combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors 23 sports – 11 for men and 12 for women. Conference members include American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy as full members, and Fordham and Georgetown as associate members in football. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have, and continue to play leadership roles in shaping our country. Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first each year among all Division I conferences awarding athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation Success Rate report. The League finished at the top spot with 96 percent of its teams reporting a graduation rate of 85 percent or higher in the most recent data.

2009 – AU makes its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Div. I Men’s Basketball Tournament after winning its second Patriot League Championship.

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2008 Beijing Olympics American University head field hockey coach Steve Jennings served as an assistant coach to the United States Women’s Field Hockey team at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The team, which was comprised entirely of first-time olympians, completed pool play in fourth place with a record of one win, one loss and three draws. They finished in eighth place overall at the 2008 Olympic Games. Jennings has also participated in the Olympics as an athlete, serving as the vice captain to the men’s field hockey team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. 2008 Olympic Results Argentina T, 2-2 Japan T, 1-1 Germany L, 2-4 New Zealand W, 4-1 Great Britain T, 0-0 Spain L, 3-2 OT2

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2008 Beijing Olympics

Dr. David Higgins, American University Team Physician and member of the U.S. Olympic Committee medical staff

U.S. field hockey coaching staff

“The Olympic Games in Beijing were an incredible experience -- both as an opportunity to compete against the world’s best in the biggest arena sport has to offer and as a culmination of years of intense training and preparation. From the lighting of the Olympic torch in the Birds Nest to the atmosphere in the Olympic village to the daily chance to play and coach the game at its highest level, the games were a total thrill. While we did not leave China with a medal around our necks, an entire team without Olympic experience embraced the true spirit of the moment -while other teams played it safe, we played to win -- each and every game. In the end, the team’s efforts made all of us, and hopefully an entire nation, proud.” -- Steve Jennings

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American University Field Hockey steve

JENNINGS

Head Coach • 11th Season • Maryland, ‘97 • 133-63 Steve Jennings has been a well-known figure in national and international field hockey for two decades both as a coach and player, including serving as a coach on the 2008 United States Olympic Field Hockey Team. Jennings is entering his 11th season as the head coach of AU’s women’s field hockey program, where he has amassed a 132-63 (.679) career record. Under Jennings’ leadership, the Eagles have claimed an unprecedented six consecutive Patriot League Championships and have currently won 43 consecutive games against Patriot League opponents. Jennings has been named Patriot League Coach of the Year five times, including each of the past four seasons.

Living the Olympic Dream Prior to the 2008 AU field hockey season, Jennings performed on field hockey’s grandest stage – the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. He served as assistant coach for the U.S. National Women’s Field Hockey team, which captured eighth place in

the event. Jennings helped guide the U.S. team to a 6-0 record in winning the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Kazan, Russia. In the title match, the U.S. team defeated Belgium, 3-1, to clinch a berth to Beijing. “Being involved in the Olympic team is such a tremendous honor – definitely a peak life experience that is hard to put into words,” Jennings said. “In the end, it meant getting a chance to see if you can be the absolute best and the power of being surrounded by people who have given literally everything they have to be there.”

International Coaching Experience In addition to the Beijing Olympics, Jennings has assisted in two World Cups helping the U.S. in 2002 to a ninth place finish in Perth, Australia, and earning a sixth place finish in 2006 in Madrid, Spain. At the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Jennings helped the U.S. earn a silver medal after falling to No. 2 world-ranked Argentina 4-2 in the title match. An international coaching career that began in 2000 has also seen him travel with the national program to Holland, Germany, New Zealand, India, Argentina, Chile, Japan, Bermuda, England and Italy. I In addition to his work as an assistant ass coach with the national team, Jennings holds a Level III I coaching certification – the highest level for field hockey in i the United States. In May 2008, he became the first U.S. citizen to be awarded the title of FIH Coach – High Performance after an FIH finals course held h in conjunction with the Champions Trophy Trop in Monchengladbach, Germany.

2008: Ano Another Patriot League Champio Championship The 2 2008 season was another stella stellar campaign for Jennings’ Eagles. AU claimed the Patriot Eag League Championship with a L 5-2 victory over Bucknell. The Eagles went on to defeat Lock Haven in the NCAA Play-In Game to earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament Round of 16, where they were

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6 Straight Patriot League Championships


American University Field Hockey Jennings’s Year-By-Year Record Year Record Conf. Record Postseason 1999 8-8 1-4 -2000 10-7 1-4 -2001 7-10 4-3 -2002 9-9 4-3 -2003 17-4 6-0 NCAA Tournament 2004 19-3 5-0 NCAA Elite Eight 2005 20-2 5-0 NCAA Elite Eight 2006 14-7 5-0 NCAA Tournament 2007 16-5 5-0 NCAA Play-In Game 2008 13-8 5-0 NCAA Tournament Totals: 133-63 41-14 6 Postseason App.

Career Highlights • 12 NFHCA All-America selections since 2003 • 28 Players named AllRegion since 2003 • 6 consecutive years ranked in the national top20 in both the coaches’ and RPI polls • 5 NCAA tournament appearances in the last 6 years • 2 NCAA Elite Eight appearances (2004, 2005) • No. 4 national ranking in 2005 • 4 times in the past 6 years AU field hockey has finished in the top five of all D-I field hockey GPAs • 5 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year in the last 7 seasons • 5 of the last 6 years AU has led the league in selections to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. • 118 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selections since 2001 • Two-time NFHCA Regional Coach of the Year (2003, 2004) • 2004 NFHCA Division I Coach of the Year

defeated by second-ranked Wake Forest. AU finished the season with a 13-8 record, including a perfect 5-0 in Patriot League play, the sixth straight-season that AU has marched through the Patriot League unscathed. In addition to the team’s success, many of Jennings’ studentathletes took home individual hardware for their efforts during the 2008 season. Irene Schickhardt was named a Longstreth/NFHCA Division I First Team All-American and Christine Fingerhuth earned third team honors. Schickhardt and Anne-Meike De Wiljes were named the Patriot League Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year, respectively, while Tatum Dyer was honored as the league’s Rookie of the Year. Five AU student-athletes were selected to AllRegion Teams, including three to the First Team (Schickhardt, Fingerhuth, and De-Wiljes) and two to the Second Team (Kirstin Gebhart and Anne Van Erp). Under Jennings’ leadership, the Eagles have also consistently performed well in the classroom. The 2008 season was no exception, as Jennings’ squad earned a 3.48 Fall GPA. As a team, the Eagles ranked fifth in the country in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) National Academic Squad Rankings. Additionally, 15 American field hockey student-athletes were honored to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, while 17 earned spots on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, the most of any Patriot League field hockey team.

Playing at the Highest Level Jennings also knows about playing field hockey himself. He was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team from 1991 to 1999 and played in over 90 international test matches. He competed in two Pan American Games, winning the bronze in 1995 during the event held in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. Jennings also competed with the U.S. U-21 team at the 1989 Junior World Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia. The highlight of his playing career came in 1996 when he represented the United States in the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta where he served as the team’s vice captain. Jennings is a native of Bethesda, Md., and attended Walter Johnson High School. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

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American University Field Hockey sarah THORN KROMBOLZ Associate Head Coach • 9th Season • Iowa, ‘01 Sarah Thorn Krombolz enters her ninth season with the American University field hockey squad. After serving as the team’s assistant coach for six seasons, Krombolz was promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2007. Krombolz has helped the Eagles to six consecutive Patriot League Championships and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win in 2004. Heading into the 2009 campaign, the Eagles have won 43 consecutive matches against Patriot League opponents. In January 2008, she received her U.S. Field Hockey Association Level II Coaching Certification.

Coaching Career Building on her stellar playing career at the University of Iowa, Krombolz works primarily with the defense and the goalkeepers, helping to strengthen one of the nation’s top defensive units. Under her tutelage, Denise Infante, ‘08, garnered back-toback All-American honors before graduating in 2008. In a memorable 2005 season, Krombolz helped American University’s defense rank seventh in the country in scoring defense, holding opponents to an average of 1.22 goals per game. The 2005 team achieved national

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rankings as high as fourth in the country, eventually finishing the season sixth. Since joining the AU coaching staff in 2001, Krombolz continues to bring extensive knowledge and experience to the Jacobs Field turf. The 2008 summer marked the fourth year that Krombolz has directed her own camp through Revolution Camps. Currently, Krombolz runs the USFHA Futures Northern Virginia Site at American University, working as the head coach and site director. Krombolz has also been an assistant coach for two years with the Maryland High Performance Team.

Playing Career As a four-year starter at Iowa, Krombolz was an All-America selection in 1999, a two time All-Region honoree (1998, 1999) and a three-time All-Big Ten selection. As a senior captain and the team’s co-MVP, Krombolz was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team on the way to leading her squad to the 1999 NCAA Final Four. The Hawkeyes went 9-0 overall and 5-0 in the Big Ten on their home turf at Grant Field in that season, just one win away from matching the perfect 10-0 record set in 1992.

6 Straight Patriot League Championships


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Assistant Coach 1st Season Wake Forest, ‘04

Vol. Assistant Coach 3rd Season Princeton, ‘07

Katie Ridd, a two-time NCAA National Champion and AllAmerican at Wake Forest, is in her first season as an assistant coach at American.

Nate Franks begins his third season as an assistant coach at American after graduating from Princeton University in 2007.

Ridd graduated from Wake Forest in 2004 after serving as a three-year starter for the ACC power. She was named First Team All-America in her senior season (2003). She also received First Team All-ACC recognition in both her junior and senior years. Wake Forest reached the NCAA Final Four in each of her four playing seasons in Winston-Salem (200003) as Ridd helped the Deamon Deacons to NCAA National Championships in 2002 and 2003.

While at Princeton, Franks worked as the team manager and videographer for three seasons (2003-05) before becoming the student assistant in 2006. Franks worked primarily with the goalies and the defensive unit each of the four years he was at Princeton.

“Katie’s experiences as a leader, winner and certainly as a two-time national champion will undoubtedly help take our program to another level,” commented Jennings. “Katie’s passion is contagious and her ability to relate to people will help her make the adjustment to our team a quick one. Everyone in the program is excited to welcome Katie as we are busy at work preparing for what we hope will be a standout year in 2009.” Since graduation, Ridd has worked in sales and marketing at Unum in Charlotte, N.C. She also spent a year in New Zealand, where she played on a club field hockey team. Recently, she has also been a field hockey coach at Charlotte Country Day.

While working with the Tigers, Princeton field hockey captured three Ivy League Championships and posted a 26-2 conference record. The squad earned three NCAA Tournament berths, advancing to the Elite Eight in 2006 after upsetting Old Dominion in the first round. A competitor in the sport himself, Franks was a member of the United States National Team practice squad in the summer of 2002. He currently plays halfback for the Clontarf Hockey Club Men’s First XI in Dublin, Ireland, and is the only American ever to play for the club. In the spring of 2009 his Clontarf team won promotion to Leinster Division 1 after finishing with a 15-0-1 league record. Franks is also still active in the US Field Hockey Association Men’s High Performance Program, finishing second with the Mid-Atlantic team at the 2009 Men’s National Championships. Franks received his USFHA Level II Coaching Certification in June of 2008. He currently resides in Washington DC and Dublin, Ireland.

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2009 Season Outlook •

American will look to capture its seventh consecutive Patriot League Regular

Season and Tournament Championship in 2009 while also seeking its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance in seven years. •

Christine Fingerhuth, a 2008 Third Team All-American, will lead the Eagles on

the field in 2009. Last season, Fingerhuth totaled 22 points on 10 goals and two assists while missing three games to play in the Junior Pan American Games where she was named the tournament’s MVP. Fingerhuth currently ranks 20th all-time at American with 49 career points. •

Two-time All-Patriot League selection Savannah Graybill will assist Fingerhuth

in the attacking third. Graybill’s seven goals in 2008 ranked eighth in the Patriot League as she finished the season with 16 points. The senior’s 63 career points rank 15th in American history. •

In the midfield, 2008 Patriot League Rookie of the Year Tatum Dyer will look to

improve upon her stellar freshman campaign. Dyer helped anchor a defense which recorded eight shutouts, fifth most in the NCAA, and produced a conference best +1.10 goal margin. •

Kirstin Gebhart, an All-Region and All-Patriot League selection in 2008, will also

star in the midfield in 2009. Gebhart recorded two goals last season, including one game-winner, while helping American to record the conference’s second lowest goals against average at 1.62. •

Senior Anne-Meike de Wiljes enters the 2009 campaign as the reigning Patriot

League Defensive Player of the Year. The senior, who was also named First Team All-Region in 2008, recorded 16 points on three goals and 10 assists last year. De Wiljes will be at the center of a defense in 2009 which allowed just 34 goals all of last season and only 13 in the first half. •

Anne van Erp, a 2008 All-Region and All-Patriot League selection, will join de

Wiljes at the heart of American’s defense in 2009. Van Erp’s seven assists last season ranked ninth in the Patriot League as she added four goals to finish the year with 15 points. •

Senior Alyssa Poorman will see the bulk of the time in goal for the Eagles in

2009. Poorman posted a conference best seven shutouts in 2008 while earning her second straight All-Patriot League honor. She currently ranks seventh all-time at American with a .722 save percentage and her 1.50 goals against average is second best in school history.

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American University Field Hockey Positional Breakdown Forward ...................................Baron, Casale ............................................ Davis, Fingerhuth ..............................................Graybill, Storosh ...........................................................Stovicek Midfield .................................Bradley, Carney ......................................................Davis, Dyer ....................................... Ellenberger, Gebhart .................................................Millman, Smith ............................................................ van Erp Defense.................................Boyce, de Wiljes ............................Hennighausen, Krizovensky ..............................................McHale, van Erp Goaltender.......................... Fowler, Poorman ........................................................ Weitzman

2009 Roster

Class Breakdown Seniors (‘09) ............................Boyce, Carney

No. Name

............................................de Wiljes, Graybill

1

Savannah Graybill

F

Sr.

Ephrata, Pa./Cocalico

2

Rachel Carney

M

Sr.

Los Gatos, Calif./Archbishop Mitty

Juniors (‘10) .................. Fingerhuth, Gebhart

3

Emily Stovicek

F

Sr.

Montgomery Village, Md./Poolesville

...................................... Hennighausen, Smith

4

Hannah Hennighausen D

Jr. Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase

.......................................... van Erp, Weitzman

5

Carly Boyce

D

Sr.

New Egypt, N.J./Allentown

6

Shay Smith

M

Jr.

Kensington, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase

.............................................Dyer, Ellenberger

7

Anne-Meike de Wiljes D

Sr. Hannover, Germany/Humboldtschule Hannover

........................................ Fowler, Krizovensky

8

Tatum Dyer

M

So.

Windham, N.H./Salem

..............................................McHale, Millman

11 Kelsey Davis

M/F

Fr.

Amaroo, Australia/Radford College (Australia)

12 Natalie Ellenberger

M

So.

Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard

13 Christine Fingerhuth

F

Jr. Santiago, Chile/Deutsche Schule Santiago

14 Jaclyn Krizovensky

D

So.

Collegeville, Pa./Archibishop John Carroll

15 Kirstin Gebhart

M

Jr.

Mount Joy, Pa./Donegal

20 Melissa Casale

F

So.

Lawrenceville, N.J./Lawrence

M/D

Jr.

Hilversum, Netherlands/

.......................................... Poorman, Stovicek

Sophomores (‘11) ...................Baron, Casale

Freshman (‘12) ..................... Bradley, Davis ............................................................ Storosh

Geographical Breakdown International .........................Davis, de Wiljes .........................................Fingerhuth, van Erp

22 Anne van Erp

Pos. Year

Gemeentelijk Gymnasium Hilversum

California ............................................Carney Kentucky .............................................Fowler

Hometown/High School

23 Alli Baron

F

So.

East Norriton, Pa./Academy of Notre Dame

24 Shelby Storosh

F

Fr.

Fairfax, Va./Fairfax

New Hampshire......................................Dyer

25 Jenn Bradley

M

Fr.

Pequea, Pa./Penn Manor

New Jersey ............................. Boyce, Casale

26 Sarah Millman

M

So.

Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh

........................................................ Weitzman

31 Lauren McHale

D

So.

Willow Street, Pa./Lampeter-Strasburg

35 Evan Fowler

G

So.

Louisville, Ky./duPont Manual

....................................... Krizovensky, McHale

54 Alyssa Poorman

G

Sr.

Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks South

........................................... Millman, Poorman

64 Hannah Weitzman

G

Jr.

Montclair, N.J./Montclair

Maryland ............. Ellenberger, Hennighausen ................................................Smith, Stovicek

Pennsylvania..........................Baron, Bradley ............................................. Gebhart, Graybill

Virginia ............................................... Storosh

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American University Field Hockey carly

BOYCE, #5

rachel

Senior • Defense

Senior • Midfield

New Egypt, N.J. Allentown Major: Health Promotion

Los Gatos, Calif. Archbishop Mitty Major: International Relations

2008: Appeared in all 21 games, including 20 starts … played at least 50 minutes in 11 games … recorded one shot on goal in American’s NCAA Tournament game against Wake Forest (11/15) … part of an AU defense that the led Patriot League with a 1.62 GAA … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for third consecutive season. 2007: Started all 21 games as part of an Eagle defense that allowed a Patriot League-leading 1.19 goals per game … recorded three shots, including one on goal … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll with team-high 3.89 GPA … named a member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for second straight year. 2006: Played in 19 games as a freshman, starting four ... made her first collegiate start against Pacific (8/27) ... named ed to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... earned a spot ot on the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad.

2008: Played in all 21 games, including 16 starts … scored first two career goals (at Colgate on 10/11 and versus Colgate in Patriot League Semifinals on 11/7) … played at least 40 minutes in 14 games … earned a spot on both Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for third straight year. 2007: Played in all 21 games … put two of four shots on goal … named to both Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for second straight year. 2006: Joined the team as a walk-on ... continued to develop and transition into the role of a Division I field hockey player ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... earned a spot on the NFHCA Division D I National Academic Squad. School: FourHigh year member of the Archbishop Mitty field Arc hockey team ... h earned First Team Bay Valley AllLeague honors ... named First Team All-League by the San Jose Me Mercury News ... Ho Honorable Mention for the CCS ... ffour-year member o of the principal’s ho honor roll.

field hockey squad High School: Four-year member of varsity v ad ... named MVP as a senior ... two-time two-tim Star Ledger First Team m selection ... Asbury Park All-Monmouth se rk Monmouth County Player of the Press’ Monmo he Year in 2005 ... led Allentown to three ee New Jersey Group straight Central C up Championships (2003, 2004, II Cham 4, 2005) ... a NFHCA Mid-Atlantic ic All-Regional All-American All-Re an as a senior s ... also a NFHCA CA Acade Academic All-American in 2005 ... .. accumulated 12 goals, s, 15 assists assis ve and four defensive saves in 19 games as a senior or ... played ttwo times in the USFHA HA National Futures Futu so Tournament ... also competed in four straight National al Indoor Tournam HA Tournaments and three USFHA National Hockey Festivals as a member of the Spirit Eagles Eagle ... recognized as 2006 Female Athlete of the Year by Allentown High School ... member mem of National Honor Society.

Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

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GP-GS 19-4 21-21 21-20 61-45

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

CARNEY, #2

P 0 0 0 0

Sh 0 3 1 4

Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV .000 0 .000 0 0 .000 1 .333 0 0 .000 1 1.000 0 0 .000 2 .500 0 0

Year GP-GS G 2006 0-0 0 2007 21-0 0 2008 21-16 2 TOTAL 42-16 2

A 0 0 0 0

P 0 0 4 4

Sh 0 4 9 13

Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV .000 0 .000 0 0 .000 2 .500 0 0 .222 4 .444 0 0 .154 6 .462 0 0

6 Straight Patriot League Championships


American University Field Hockey anne-meike de WILJES, #7

savannah

Senior • Defense

Senior • Forward

Hannover, Germany Humboldtschule Hannover Major: International Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Ephrata, Pa. Cocalico Major: Journalism

2008: Named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year … also named First Team All-Mid-Atlantic and First Team AllPatriot League … earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 6 ... started all 21 games … played a team-high 1,425 minutes … played all 70 minutes in 20 of 21 games … team’s fourth-leading scorer with 16 points (three goals, 10 assists) … second on team in assists … had a team-high two defensive saves … netted a careerhigh three points against Northwestern (9/13) and Bucknell (10/18) ... named both Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Honor Roll for third consecutive season.

2008: Earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors for second consecutive season … started all 21 games for second consecutive season … third on team with seven goals and 16 points … scored three game-winning goals (at Colgate, versus Bucknell and against Colgate), second most on team … had a season-high three points (one goal, one assist) in 5-2 win over Northwestern (9/13) … finished season with 63 career points, 15th in program history … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for third-straight year … earned a spot p on NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for third consecutive season. 2007: Named Second Team A All-Patriot League … Started all 21 games … had a breakout year, tying as team’s second-leading secon scorer with 28 points … scored score a team-high 13 goals … had team-high four gameteam-h winning goals (versus Northeastern, Ohio State, Colgate and Lehigh) … a tallied a career-high six points (three goals) in an 8-0 win over Lafayette (10/13) L … named to Patriot League Academic Honor A Roll … named a member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for Acade second straight year ... selected to the 2008 Maryland Thundersticks team that Thunde competed at the Wo Women’s National Championship.

2007: Earned Second Team All-Patriot League honors … named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on two occasions (10/8 and 10/29) … started all 21 games … team’s fifth-leading scorer with 15 points (four goals, seven n assists) … netted one game-winning goal in 4-0 win at Holy Cross (10/27) … named to Patriot League Academicc Honor Roll … named a member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for second straight year. 2006: Started in 20 games as a freshman … third on team m with six assists … registered two assists in games against st James Madison (9/22) and in Patriot League Championship Championsship versus Holy Cross (11/5) … earned a spot on both the Patriot League Academic Honor onor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. High School: Was a member of the German U-16 national tional team … competed for the U-18 German 5 … played in national team in 2005 olland, France, test matches against Holland, Poland and England … helped her he Regionalclub team capture the pionship … National Indoor Championship competed with the U-21 German squad in 2006 … also played d for hockey in New Zealand ing one year while attending high school as part of a study abroad program. Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP-GS 20-20 21-21 21-21 62-62

G A P 0 6 6 4 7 15 3 10 16 7 23 37

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 3 .000 3 1.000 0 0 12 .333 5 .417 1 0 28 .107 15 .536 0 2 43 .163 23 .535 1 2

14 NFHCA All-Americans

GRAYBILL, #1

2006: Played in 20 games as a freshman, starting in 15 ... was fifth on the team in points with 19 (eight goals, three assists) ... named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week two times (8/28, 9/25) ... scored two goals in her collegiate debut at California (8/6) ... named to the 2006 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... earned a spot on the NFHCA National Academic Squad. High School: Three-year member of varsity field hockey team ... two-time Lancaster Lebanon Section 2 First Team All-Star ... leading scorer in her section as both a junior and senior ... Second Team All-State selection as a junior ... earned Lancaster Lebanon All-League honors for two straight seasons ... named to 2004 All-State All-Academic team ... also captained basketball and track teams ... member of Student Government and National Honor Society. Year 2006 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP-GS 20-15 21-21 21-21 62-57

G 8 13 7 28

A 3 2 2 7

P 19 28 16 63

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 24 .333 19 .792 1 0 42 .310 24 .571 4 0 34 .206 22 .647 3 0 90 .311 65 .722 8 0

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American University Field Hockey alyssa

POORMAN, #54

emily

STOVICEK, #3

Senior • Goalkeeper

Senior • Forward/Midfield

Doylestown, Pa. Central Bucks South Major: Environmental Studies

Montgomery Village, Md. Poolesville Major: Business Administration Minor: Communications

2008: Named All-Patriot League Second Team for second consecutive season … earned five Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week honors (9/2, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20 and 10/27) … posted a 13-8 record with seven shutouts … recorded three consecutive shutouts against Holy Cross (10/4), La Salle (10/5) and Colgate (10/11) ... accumulated a career-high 91 saves and .734 save percentage … averaged 1.63 goalsagainst … recorded season-high 11 saves at Princeton (11/2) … allowed four goals in seven total games versus Patriot League opponents. 2007: Named All-Patriot League Second Team … started all 21 games in goal … 14-4 record with six shutouts … played 1503:12 minutes, the second-highest single-season total by a goaltender in team history … made 67 saves and recorded a .720 save percentage … career-best 1.21 goalsagainst average … All-Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection. 2006: Played in four games as a freshman ... appeared in her first collegiate game against Pacific (8/27) ... made her first career start and earned her first win against Lafayette (10/14) ... registered a season-high eight saves against Lehigh (10/21).

2008: Named Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 2 … appeared in all 21 games and made her first career start at Colgate (10/11) … scored a career-high three points (one goal, one assist) in 4-0 win versus New Hampshire (8/30) … scored three goals on eight total shots … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for third consecutive season. 2007: Saw action in 17 games … had a .750 shot percentage, scoring three goals on four shots … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … also named a member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for second straight year. 2006: Played in one game as a freshman, making her collegiate debut against Michigan State (9/2) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... earned a spot on the NFHCA National Academic Squad.

High School: Two-year member of the varsity field hockey team ... registered six shutouts, an .844 save percentage and aves in her senior season ... her 134 saves in tallied 133 saves hool record ... had a school-record nine shutouts 2004 set a school as a junior ... also tallied a .890 tage ... earned save percentage All-League Honorable ors ... holds the Mention honors Central Buckss South records for shutouts in a career (15) and saves in a career (267) ... member of Xcalibur field hockey club team ... backstopped Xcalibur to g Apple Outdoor the 2005 Big Tournament championship ... played varsityy lacrosse for three seasonss ... earned Presidential Academic Award ward ... member of the National Honor onor Society.

High School: Two-year member of varsity field hockey team ... helped lead the Falcons to the Maryland 1A Regional Championship in 2005 ... earned First Team All-Gazette and Examiner Second Team AllLeague in 2005 ... was named to the Montgomery County Coaches All-County First C Team as a senior and earned T Second Team honors as S a junior ... led the team in sscoring as a senior and was ssecond in scoring in her junior sseason ... helped Falcons to M Maryland State Championship in 2002 and to the state finals in 2003 and 2004 ... threeyyear participant of USFHA F Futures ... four-year member o of Capitol Pegasus club te team ... also played varsity b basketball and lacrosse .. ... member of National H Honor Society ... w was Senior C l a s s P President.

Year GP_GS Min. GA GAA Svs. Save% W L Sho 2006 4-1 226:58 8 3.17 16 .667 1 0 1 2007 21-21 1503:12 26 1.21 67 .720 14 4 6 2008 21-21 1413:26 33 1.63 91 .734 13 8 7 TOTAL 46-43 3143:36 67 1.49 174 .722 28 12 14

Year GP-GS G 2006 1-0 0 2007 17-0 3 2008 21-1 3 TOTAL 39-1 6

28

A P Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 6 4 .750 3 .750 0 0 1 7 8 .375 5 .625 0 0 1 13 12 .500 8 .667 0 0

6 Straight Patriot League Championships


American University Field Hockey christine

FINGERHUTH, #13

Junior • Forward

Junior • Midfield

Santiago, Chile Deutsche Schule Santiago Major: Business Administration Minor: German

Mount Joy, Pa. Donegal Major: Art History

2008: Named Longstreth/NFHCA Division I Third Team AllAmerica … also named Patriot League Tournament Most Valuable Player, First Team All-Mid-Atlantic and All-Patriot League First Team … helped the Chilean Junior National Team to a silver medal at the Junior Pan American Games and was named the tournament’s MVP ... appeared in 18 games, making 17 starts … ranked second on the team with 22 points (10 goals, two assists) … team’s second-leading goal scorer with 10 … recorded game winning goal on Aug. 30 versus New Hampshire … season-high four points (two goals) in 5-2 win over Northwestern (9/13) … Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection. 2007: Earned Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors … played in all 21 games, starting 20 … team’s secondleading goal scorer with 11 … ranked fourth on the team with 27 points (11 goals, five assists) … put 20 of 39 shots on goal … scored game-winning goal in 3-0 win versus Kent State (9/15) … scored two goals in wins over Kent State (9/15), Lafayette (10/13) and Towson (10/17). High School: Member of the Manquehue Club field hockey team for 10 years ... led the Manquehue Club A Team in goals for four straight years (2003-2006) ... earned a spot on the Junior National Team, participating ating in the Four Nations Junior Tournament held in Santiago, Chile ... voted the e best Junior Hockey Player for the Manquehue Club in 2001 and 2004 ... twocipient of the National time recipient nternational and International Sport ward (2004, 05) ... Merit Award earned “Manquehue Spirit” ion in 2006 ... recognition d the diploma awarded ognition in recognition anding for outstanding ances performances in sports in her final season. Year 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP-GS 21-20 18-17 39-37

G 11 10 21

GEBHART, #15

kirstin

A P Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 5 27 39 .282 20 .513 1 0 2 22 51 .196 27 .529 1 0 7 49 90 .233 47 .522 2 0

14 NFHCA All-Americans

2008: Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region selection … also named All-Patriot League Second Team … started all 21 games … played all 70 minutes in nine games … scored two goals … registered game-winning goal versus Albany (8/31) …earned both Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad selections for second straight year. 2007: Started all 21 games … scored five goals on 11 shots for 10 points … netted game-winning goals against Colgate (9/29) and Lafayette a aye e ((11/3) /3) … named a ed to o Patriot a o League eague Academic Honor Roll … NFHCA A Division I National Academic Squad selection. ection. High School: hool: Fouryear member mber of the varsity field ld hockey team ... earned Second Team AllState honors rs ... First Team L-L League All-Star -Star ... selected to the L-L League ague Academic AllStar squad ... earned a spot on the Pennsylvania nnsylvania State All-Academic mic squad and the National al Academic team ... member ember of the National Honor onor Society ... also participated icipated in track and field and softball.

Year 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP-GS 21-21 21-21 42-42

G 5 2 7

A P Sh 0 10 11 0 4 8 0 14 19

Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV .455 6 .545 2 0 .250 3 .375 1 0 .368 9 .474 3 0

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American University Field Hockey SMITH, #6

hannah HENNIGHAUSEN, #4

shay

Junior • Defense

Junior • Midfield

Chevy Chase, Md. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Major: Business Administration Minor: German

Kensington, Md. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Major: Health Promotion

2008: Made five appearances … named to the NFHCA Division I Academic Squad and All-Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Appeared in 16 games, including five starts … made first career start against New Hampshire (8/30) … recorded one shot versus Towson (10/19).

2007: Saw action in four games on defense.

2007: Played in nine games … scored first-career goal in 7-0 win at Northwestern (9/16).

High School: Two-year varsity letterwinner of the field hockey squad ... defender on B-CC’s State 3A runner-up team in 2006 ... high school captured state championship in her junior season (2005) ... named First Team All-County in 2006 ... awarded First Team All-State in 2006 ... member of Operation Smile ... participated in the Chamber Choir.

Year GP-GS G 2007 4-0 0 2008 5-0 0 TOTAL 9-0 0

30

A 0 0 0

P 0 0 0

Sh 0 0 0

Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV .000 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0

High School: Four-year member of the varsity field hockey team ... captain and center midfielder of B-CC’s State 3A Runnerup team in 2006 ... named to the All-State First Team ... earned All-Examiner First Team and All-Gazette First Team ... Washington Post All-Extra First Team and Coaches’ AllCounty First Team ... participated in the Maryland Senior AllStar Game ... B-CC Most Valuable Offensive Player Award ... NFHCA South Region Team ... Academic All-American ... three-year president of Operation Smile ... participated in “Hockeyy for Hurricane Relief,” Relief, fund-raising fund raising for a New Orleans high school hool ... member of the National Honor Society ... also competed ed in lacrosse and track and field.

Year GP-GS G 2007 9-0 1 2008 16-5 0 TOTAL 25-5 1

A 0 0 0

P 2 0 2

Sh 2 1 3

Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV .500 2 1.000 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 .333 2 .667 0 0

6 Straight Patriot League Championships


American University Field Hockey anne van ERP, #22 Junior • Midfield/Defense

hannah WEITZMAN, #64 Junior • Goalkeeper

Hilversum, Netherlands Gemeentelijk Gymnasium Hilversum Major: Biology Minor: Mathematics 2008: Named All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team and All-Patriot League Second Team … earned Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 2 … ranked third on the team with seven assists … scored four goals, fourth most on squad, on 16 shots … totaled 15 points … started all 21 games for second straight season … played all 70 minutes in 14 games … career-high three points (one goal, one assist) in 5-1 win over Colgate (11/7) in Patriot League Semifinals … named both Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad for second consecutive season. 2007: Started all 21 games and recorded one assist … put all four shots taken on goal … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. High School: Selected for Regional District Qualification Rounds two consecutive seasons (2004, 2005) ... team won the indoor championship in 2005 ... double championship (indoor and outdoor) in 2006 ... member of the youth administration for the tennis club Hoogerheidi in Holland ... participated in the Pan European Exchange in Svendborg, p g Project j rg, g, Denmark ... member of the festival commission at Gymnasium Gymnassium Hilversum ... took part in World Leadership Training Train ning in Bergen, Holland.

Year 2007 2008 TOTAL

GP-GS 21-21 21-21 42-42

G 0 4 4

A P Sh 1 1 4 7 15 16 8 16 20

Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV .000 4 1.000 0 0 .250 8 .500 0 1 .200 12 .600 0 1

14 NFHCA All-Americans

Montclair, N.J. Montclair Major: Visual Media 2008: Played three games in goal, recording 57 minutes of action … allowed only one goal for a 1.24 goals against average … did not allow a goal in appearances at Lehigh (10/31) and versus Colgate in the Patriot League Semifinals (11/7). 2007: Saw action in two games in goal … made three saves and did not allow a goal … named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … member of the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. High School: Two-year varsity starter on the field hockey squad ... earned First Team All-Essex County in 2006 ... participated in the NJFHCA Senior All-Star Game (2006) ... awarded First Team All League as a senior (Northeast Jersey Field Hockey League) ... voted the Most Improved Player in 2003 and the Unsung Hero Award in 2004 ... participated in the USFHA Futures and the USFHA National Hockey Festival ... was also a member of the lacrosse team.

Year GP_GS 2007 2-0 2008 3-0 TOTAL 5-0

Min. 26:30 56:34 83:04

GA GAA Svs. Save% W 0 0.00 3 1.000 0 1 1.24 3 .750 0 1 0.843 6 .857 0

L Sho 0 0 0 0 0 0

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American University Field Hockey alli

BARON, #23

Sophomore • Midfield

East Norriton, Pa. Academy of Notre Dame Major: Journalism

Windham, N.H. Salem Major: Business Administration

High School: Played three years of varsity field hockey at the Academy of Notre Dame … captain as a senior … was a First Team All-Inter-Academic League and First Team All-Main Line Times as a junior and a senior … part of three league championships … member of the Mystx Field Hockey Club (2000-2007) … earned two gold medals at USFHA National Indoor Tournament in ’06 and ’07 … won gold medals at USFHA National Hockey Festival in ’05 and ’06 … played with Mystx Elite team at Hockey Fest in Australia and earned a silver medal in club competition in Argentina in 2005 … four-year participant in USFHA Futures Program … three-year Keystone State Game participant. A 0 0

DYER, #8

Sophomore • Forward

2008: Appeared in 20 games … recorded first career goal in 6-0 victory at Lehigh (10/31) while playing a season-high 46 minutes ... saw at least 40 minutes of action in five games.

Year GP-GS G 2008 20-0 1 TOTAL 20-0 1

tatum

P 2 2

2008: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Year … also named AllPatriot League Second Team … named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on five different occasions (9/15, 9/22, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27) … started all 21 games … played 1,413 minutes, third most on team … competed all 70 minutes in 16 of 21 games … helped stabilize a defensive unit that allowed only 1.62 goals per game … recorded a defensive save in 3-1 win over Lafayette (10/25). High School: Played field hockey and lacrosse at Salem High School … named varsity field hockey MVP as a junior and a senior … No. 1 Varsity Magazine ranking as a junior… second-ranked Varsity Magazine ranking as a senior … first team all-state as a junior and senior … regional All-American … National Field Hockey academic squad … team MVP in lacrosse as a sophomore … NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award winner … National Technical Honor Society member … DECCA Club and Spanish Club participant.

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 6 .167 3 .500 0 0 6 .167 3 .500 0 0

melissa

CASALE, #20

Sophomore • Forward Lawrenceville, N.J. Lawrence Major: Health Promotion 2008: Appeared in 13 games … scored first career goal in Patriot League Semifinals versus Colgate (11/7) … attempted six shots, four of which were on goal … played a career-high 44 minutes in 2-0 win at Colgate (10/11) … earned spot on Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … member of NFHCA Division I Academic Squad. High School: Earned four varsity letters in both field hockey and softball at Lawrence High School … two-time captain in field hockey, senior captain in softball … captained club team, Spirit Eagles, for two seasons … three-time Central Jersey Field Hockey Coaches’ Association First Team selection … named to Trenton Times First Team All-Area and Colonial Valley All-Conference … Star Ledger All-State Third Team … Lawrence High School Field Hockey and World Camp MVP as a senior … Lawrence Gazette Athlete of the Month … Trentonian Mercer County Athletic Achievement Award … Trenton Times and Trentonian All-Conference Honorable Mention in softball … President of Student Council … member of National Honor Society and Pricipal’s Leadership Team … Rotary Club Honoree Top-10 in Class. Year GP-GS G 2008 13-0 1 TOTAL 13-0 1

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A 0 0

P 2 2

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 6 .167 4 .667 0 0 6 .167 4 .667 0 0

Year GP-GS G 2008 21-21 0 TOTAL 21-21 0

A 0 0

P 0 0

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 0 .000 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 .000 0 1

6 Straight Patriot League Championships


American University Field Hockey natalie

ELLENBERGER, #12

evan

FOWLER, #35

Sophomore • Midfield

Sophomore • Goalkeeper

Gaithersburg, Md. Quince Orchard Major: Health Promotion

Louisville, Ky. duPont Manual Major: International Relations

2008: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Week on Sept. 2 … appeared in 20 games … scored three goals on seven shots … team-leading .429 shot percentage … recorded four assists, fourthmost on team … 10 total points … scored first-career goal in season opening game versus New Hampshire (8/30) … recorded careerhigh two assists in 3-0 victory over La Salle (10/5) … named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and NFHCA Division I Academic Squad. High School: Played four years of varsity field hockey and lacrosse at Quince Orchard High School … was a four-year starter in FH … named a captain as a senior … AAU Junior Olympic selection as a junior … All-Met Second Team pick … named to the National Futures Championship … led team to 4A Maryland State Championship … named to Montgomery County FH Coaches All-County First Team … received the MPSSAA Regional Championship Award … Quince Orchard Coaches Award … four-year Scholar-Athlete Award winner … regional three-time champions mpions … four-time division champions ion … twice named to the All-Gazette team … three-time captain and four-year starter in lacrosse osse … named to the 2005 5 and 2006 Gazette, D.C. Examiner, 4A West Division sion and all-county first ms … participated in teams ership class … four-year leadership mber of the honor roll. member

2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... did not appear in game action. High School: Four-year letterwinner in field hockey at DuPont Manual … team captain as a senior … won the 110% award … freshman team MVP and captain in 2004 … a pool winner at the 2007 National Hockey Festival … a National Merit Finalist in 2008 … won Gold Key for Scholastics in ceramics (2007, 08) and portfolio (2008) … took third at the Regional Art Exhibition in sculpture (2006) … Kentucky Music Teachers Association Distinguished Ranking in piano … four-year member of Beta Club. Year GP_GS 2008 0-0 TOTAL 0-0

Min. 0:00 0:00

GA GAA Svs. Save% W 0 0.00 0 .000 0 0 0.00 0 .000 0

jaclyn

L Sho 0 0 0 0

KRIZOVENSKY, #14

Sophomore • Defense Collegeville, Pa. Archbishop John Carroll Major: International Relations 2008: Appeared in two games … made first career appearance in 4-0 win over Holy Cross (10/4) … also saw action in victory at Lehigh (10/31). High School: Four-year member of the field hockey and swim teams and played one season of lacrosse at Archbishop John Carroll … earned three letters in field hockey and three in swimming … won the Coach’s Award in FH as a senior … named to All-Catholic and All-Delco honorable mention teams … earned Main Line Life Second Team and Main Line Times All-Stars Honorable Mention … won Unsung Hero Award as a junior … three-time Catholic League Champions … played in one National Indoor Tournament and three USFHA National Hockey Festivals with the Newton Cougars and Viper Field Hockey Club … selected to Keystone State Games … top-10 percent of class all four years … AP and an Archdiocesan Scholar … member of National Honor Society, Student Council, and Emergency Response Team … served as newspaper editor.

Year r GP-GS G 2008 8 20-0 3 TOTAL 20-0 3

A P Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 4 10 7 .429 429 5 .714 714 0 0 4 10 7 .429 5 .714 0 0

14 NFHCA All-Americans

Year GP-GS G 2008 2-0 0 TOTAL 2-0 0

A 0 0

P 0 0

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0

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American University Field Hockey lauren

McHALE, #31

Freshman • Midfield

Willow Street, Pa. Lampeter-Strasburg Major: Biology

Pequea, Pa. Penn Manor Major: Health Promotion

High School: A three-sport athlete in field hockey, softball and basketball at Lampeter-Strasburg High School … earned eight varsity letters … all-state honorable mention and team MVP in FH as a senior … First Team All-Star Lancaster-Lebanon League (2006, 2007) … Lancaster-Lebanon League Second Team and second highest scorer in 2005 … named to NFHCA High School Academic Squad and the Pennsylvania All-State Academic Team … was a three-time Lancaster-Lebanon League all-star in softball … holds the school record for most at bats, home runs and RBI in a season … member of the Distinguished Honor Roll … editor of the yearbook … president of National Honor Society … was a student tutor and mentor. A 0 0

BRADLEY, #25

Sophomore • Defense

2008: Made one appearance against Colgate (11/7) in the Patriot League Semifinals.

Year GP-GS G 2008 1-0 0 TOTAL 1-0 0

jenn

P 0 0

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0

sarah

MILLMAN

Sophomore • Defense Center Valley, Pa. Southern Lehigh Major: Biochemistry

High School: First Team All-America ... participated in the Junior Olympics … three-year member of the Penn Manor varsity field hockey squad … led team to state championship in 2008 and State finals in 2007 … two-time First Team All-State selection … two-time all-league … three year league all-star and section all-star … also was a four year member of the varsity lacrosse team … member of the National Academic Squad and All-State Academic Squad ... two year National Honor Society member … recipient of German 3 and 4 Award.

kelsey

Freshman • Midfield/Forward Amaroo, Australia Radford College (Australia) Major: International Relations Minor: French High School: Named 2008 Radford College Sportswoman of the Year ... two-year captain ... seven-time participant in the Australian National Championships ... helped her team to a fourth-place finish at the 2008 U-18 Australian National Championships ... led her club team in scoring in 2008 ... also competed in track at Radford College ... member of the 2005 4x400m national championship relay team.

shelby 2008: Appeared in nine games … recorded one shot on goal versus La Salle (10/5) … named Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad selection. High School: Was a four-sport athlete at Southern Lehigh … earned varsity letters in field hockey (4), soccer (4), swimming (1) and track (1) … was a four-year starter in FH and a senior captain … team won three Colonial League Championships … FH District XI Finalist (2007) … Team MVP as a senior and First Team All-Colonial League Defender as a senior … First Team All-PIAA as a senior … president of National Honor Society … Student Council Vice-President … member of the Key Club and Youth Group. Year GP-GS G 2008 9-0 0 TOTAL 9-0 0

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A 0 0

P 0 0

Sh Sh% SOG SOG% GWG DSV 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 0

DAVIS, #11

STOROSH, #24

Freshman • Forward Fairfax, Va. Fairfax Major: Business Administration High School: All-State Honorable Mention as a senior … named a Digital Sport High School Player to Watch … 2008 First Team All-Region and First Team All-District … two-time Concord District Tournament Player … 2006 Fairfax Field Hockey Team Player Award … two year member of the swim and dive team … three-time recipient of the Athletic Scholar Award.

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American University Field Hockey

Meet the Eagles Why I Chose American: “I was looking for a school with a great broadcast journalism program that had a field hockey team capable of competing for a national championship.” Savannah Graybill, ‘10 Ephrata, Pa. Journalism “I wanted to stay close to home while also playing field hockey for one of the best programs in the country.” Shay Smith, ‘11 Kensington, Md. Health Promotion

Savannah Graybill, ‘10

My Favorite Quote From Head Coach Steve Jennings: “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable.” Kirstin Gebhart,11 Mount Joy, Pa. Art History “You need to develop a swagger.” Evan Fowler, ‘12 Louisville, Ky. International Relations “There are too many to list because he inspires us everyday.” Jaclyn Krizovensky, ‘12 Collegeville, Pa. International Relations

Tatum Dyer, ‘12

One Thing Most People Don’t Know About Me: “I climbed the Great Wall of China.” Carly Boyce, ‘10 New Egypt, N.J. Health Promotion “I used to be a figure skater.” Alli Baron, ‘12 East Norriton, Pa. Journalism

Three People I Would Like To Have Dinner With: “President Barack Obama, Albert Einstein and Roger Federer.” Anne van Erp, ‘11 Hilversum, Netherlands Biology “Anne Frank, Johnny Depp and Zeus.” Anne-Meike de Wiljes, ‘10 Hannover, Germany International Marketing

14 NFHCA All-Americans

Carly Boyce, ‘10

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2008 Season Review • American won its sixth consecutive Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championship in 2008 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Eagles defeated Lock Haven, 2-0, in the NCAA Tournament Play-in Game before falling to second-ranked Wake Forest in the first round. The Eagles finished their season with an overall record of 13-8 and ranked 13th in the RPI and 18th in the coaches poll. • The Eagles finished the season with an unblemished 5-0 mark in Patriot League play and extended its win streak against conference opponents to 43 games with two victories in the Patriot League Tournament. • Senior Irene Schickhardt became American’s fourth student-athlete to garner Longstreth/NFHCA First Team All-America honors and the fifth to be named Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. She finished her career ranked second in program history in points (142) and third in both goals (50) and assists (42). Schickhardt was also named the PL Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region and All-Patriot League selections in each of her last three seasons at American. She was also named Third Team All-America in 2006. • Sophomore Christine Fingerhuth was a Third Team All-America selection after finishing the season with 22 points on 10 goals and two assists. The Patriot League Tournament’s Most Valuable Player was also named First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region and All-Patriot League First Team. • Junior Anne-Meike De Wiljes was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year as well as First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region and All-PL First Team. She contributed 16 points on the season (three goals, 10 assists). • Sophomores Kirstin Gebhart and Anne van Erp each earned All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team Honors after playing significant roles for the Eagles. Both were named All-Patriot League Second Team, joining teammates Tatum Dyer, Savannah Graybill and Alyssa Poorman on the All-PL teams. • In addition to earning All-PL honors, Dyer was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year. She started in all 21 games for the Eagles, accumulating the third most minutes on the squad. • Head Coach Steve Jennings earned his fifth Patriot League Coach of the Year award. Jennings has captured the award in each of the last four seasons. • 17 Eagles were named to the PL Academic Honor Roll, the most of any Patriot League field hockey squad. As a team, American accumulated a fall 2008 GPA of 3.48. • 15 student-athletes were selected to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Honor Squad. The Eagles ranked fifth among Division I field hockey programs in the nation in team GPA.

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American University Field Hockey 2008 Patriot League Standings Team American* Lafayette Bucknell Colgate Holy Cross Lehigh

Conference W L 5 0 4 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 0 5

Overall Pct 1.000 .800 .400 .400 .400 .000

W 13 12 11 9 7 3

L 8 7 8 9 11 14

2008 Honors and Awards Pct .619 .632 .579 .500 .389 .176

* - Patriot League Tournament Champion

2008 Patriot League & NCAA Rankings Patriot League Team Rankings Category Scoring Average Scoring Margin Shutouts Goals Against Goals Scored Assists

Rank 1 1 1 2 1 2

No. 2.72 +1.10 8 1.62 57 41

Patriot League Individual Rankings Category Player Rank Points Irene Schickhardt 1 Christine Fingerhuth 8 Goals Irene Schickhardt 1 Christine Fingerhuth 5 Savannah Graybill 8 Assists Irene Schickhardt 4 Anne-Meike De Wiljes 5 Anne van Erp 9 Shutouts Alyssa Poorman 1 GAA Alyssa Poorman 2 Save % Alyssa Poorman 2

No. 45 22 17 10 7 11 10 7 7 1.63 .734

NCAA Team Rankings Category Scoring Average Scoring Margin Goals Assists Shutouts Save % Win %

Rank 19 20 20 30 5 27 27

No. 2.72 +1.10 2.71 1.95 8 .734 .619

NCAA Individual Rankings Category PPG GPG GAA Save %

Player Rank Irene Schickhardt 15 Irene Schickhardt 24 Alyssa Poorman 25 Alyssa Poorman 28

No. 2.14 0.81 1.63 .734

14 NFHCA All-Americans

Irene Schickhardt First Team All-American First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year First Team All-Patriot League Christine Fingerhuth Third Team All-American First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region Patriot League Tournament MVP First Team All-Patriot League Anne-Meike de Wiljes First Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region P Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year First Team All-Patriot League Kirstin Gebhart Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team All-Patriot League Anne van Erp Second Team All-Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team All-Patriot League Tatum Dyer Patriot League Rookie of the Year Second Team All-Patriot League Savannah Graybill Second Team All-Patriot League Alyssa Poorman Second Team All-Patriot League

NFHCA National Academic Squad Carly Boyce Melissa Casale Natalie Ellenberger Kirstin Gebhart Hannah Hennighausen Jesika Pufnock Emily Stovicek

Rachel Carney Anne-Meike de Wiljes Evan Fowler Savannah Graybill Sarah Millman Irene Schickhardt Katie Turner Anne van Erp

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Carly Boyce Melissa Casale Natalie Ellenberger Evan Fowler Savannah Graybill Megan Henry Jesika Pufnock Emily Stovicek

Rachel Carney Anne-Meike de Wiljes Christine Fingerhuth Kirstin Gebhart Hannah Hennighausen Sarah Millman Irene Schickhardt Katie Turner Anne van Erp

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2008 Results Overall: 13-8

Conference: 5-0

Home: 10-2

Away: 2-5

Neutral: 1-1

Date

Opponent

Score

Rec.

Conf. Rec.

Attend

Goals

8/30

New Hampshire !

W, 4-0

1-0-0

0-0-0

353

Fingerhuth, Stovicek, Schickhardt, Ellenberger

8/31

#19 Albany !

W, 2-0

2-0-0

0-0-0

212

Gebhart, Stovicek

9/5

at #5 Iowa

L, 1-4

2-1-0

0-0-0

219

Graybill

9/6

vs #12 Duke

L, 1-3

2-2-0

0-0-0

109

Fingerhuth

9/13

vs Northwestern

W, 5-2

3-2-0

0-0-0

55

9/17

at #2 Maryland

L, 1-2

3-3-0

0-0-0

136

Fingerhuth

9/21

#7 James Madison

L, 0-1

3-4-0

0-0-0

257

--

9/26

Richmond

L, 1-2

3-5-0

0-0-0

212

Graybill

10/4

HOLY CROSS *

W, 4-0

4-5-0

1-0-0

513

Schickhardt (3), Fingerhuth

10/5

LaSalle

W, 3-0

5-5-0

1-0-0

265

Schickhardt (2), Pufnock

10/11

at Colgate *

W, 2-0

6-5-0

2-0-0

106

Graybill, Carney

10/12

at #2 Syracuse

L, 1-3

6-6-0

2-0-0

176

Schickhardt

10/18

Bucknell *

W, 4-0

7-6-0

3-0-0

248

Schickhardt (2), de Wiljes, Fingerhuth

10/19

Towson

W, 4-1

8-6-0

3-0-0

184

Schickhardt (2), Fingerhuth, Henry

10/25

Lafayette *

W, 3-1

9-6-0

4-0-0

244

van Erp, Schickhardt, Fingerhuth

10/31

at Lehigh *

W, 6-0

10-6-0

5-0-0

156

Schickhardt, van Erp, Gebhart,

11/2

at #11 Princeton

L, 2-5

10-7-0

5-0-0

150

Stovicek, Henry

11/7

Colgate %

W, 5-1

11-7-0

5-0-0

366

Graybill, van Erp, Schickhardt,

Schickhardt, Fingerhuth (2), Graybill, de Wiljes

Graybill, Ellenberger, Baron

Carney, Casale 11/8

Bucknell %

W, 5-2

12-7-0

5-0-0

613

Ellenberger, Fingerhuth, Graybill, Henry, van Erp

11/11

Lock Haven &

W, 2-0

13-7-0

5-0-0

76

11/15

at #3 Wake Forest $

L, 1-7

13-8-0

5-0-0

198

* - Patriot League Match % - Patriot League Tournament & - NCAA Play-In Game $ - NCAA Tournament ! - American Invitational

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Attend. Total Home Away Neutral

Dates 21 12 7 2

Total 4,848 3,543 1,141 164

6 Straight Patriot League Championships

Avg. 231 295 163 82


American University Field Hockey

2008 Statistics Overall Statistics Overall: 13-8 No. Name

Conference: 5-0 GP-GS

Home: 10-2

Away: 2-5

Neutral: 1-1

|---------------------------------------ATTACK---------------------------------------| G A Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG%

Min

GW

PS-ATT

DSV

9

Schickhardt, Irene

21-20

869

17

11

45

77

.221

42

.545

8

0-0

0

13

Fingerhuth,Christine

18-17

853

10

2

22

51

.196

27

.529

1

0-0

0

1

Graybill, Savannah

21-21

7

de Wiljes, Anne-Meike 21-21

22

van Erp, Anne

21-21

1392

4

7

15

16

.250

8

.500

0

0-0

1

12

Ellenberger, Natalie

20-0

621

3

4

10

7

.429

5

.714

0

0-0

0

21

Henry, Megan

21-4

704

3

1

7

10

.300

8

.800

0

0-0

0

3

Stovicek, Emily

21-1

443

3

1

7

8

.375

5

.625

0

0-0

0

11

Pufnock, Jesika

21-21

1142

1

3

5

18

.056

7

.389

0

0-0

0

2

Carney, Rachel

21-16

842

2

0

4

9

.222

4

.444

0

0-0

0

15

Gebhart, Kirstin

21-21

1243

2

0

4

8

.250

3

.375

1

0-0

0

23

Baron, Allison

20-0

432

1

0

2

6

.167

3

.500

0

0-0

0

20

Casale, Melissa

13-0

210

1

0

2

6

.167

4

.667

0

0-0

0

26

Millman, Sarah

9-0

54

0

0

0

1

.000

1

1.000

0

0-0

0

6

Smith, Shay

16-5

411

0

0

0

1

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

5

Boyce, Carly

21-20

1013

0

0

0

1

.000

1

1.000

0

0-0

0

64

Weitzman, Hannah

3-0

57

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

54

Poorman, Alyssa

21-21

1414

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

31

McHale, Lauren

1-0

4

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

16

Turner, Katie

19-1

592

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

14

Krizovensky, Jaclyn

2-0

10

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

8

Dyer, Tatum

21-21

1413

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

1

4

Hennighausen, Hannah 5-0

27

0

0

0

0

.000

0

.000

0

0-0

0

Total

21

16144

57

41

155

281

.203

155

.552

13

1-2

4

Opponents

21

16144

34

29

97

209

.163

131

.627

8

0-1

3

973

7

2

16

34

.206

22

.647

3

0-0

0

1425

3

10

16

28

.107

15

.536

0

1-2

2

No. Name

GP-GS

|-------Goal Average-------| Min GA Avg

64

Weitzman, Hannah

3-0

56:34

1

1.24

3

.750

0

0

0

0

7

54

Poorman, Alyssa

21-21

1413:26

33

1.63

91

.734

13

8

0

7

201

0:00

0

0.00

0

.000

0

0

0

1

0

Total

21

1470:00

34

1.62

94

.734

13

8

0

8

208

Opponents

21

1470:00

57

2.71

98

.632

8

13

0

1

276

TEAM

|----Saves----| Saves Pct

|------------------Record-----------------| W L T Sho

GOALS BY PERIOD American Opponents

1st 28 13

2nd 29 21

Total 57 34

PENALTY CORNERS American Opponents

SHOTS BY PERIOD American Opponents

1st 127 97

2nd 154 112

Total 281 209

ATTENDANCE SUMMARY Total Dates / Avg Per Date Neutral Site / Avg

SAVES BY PERIOD American Opponents

1st 49 41

2nd 45 57

Total 94 98

14 NFHCA All-Americans

1st 50 43

2nd 77 61 AU 3543 12 / 295 2 / 82

Shots Faced

Total 127 104 OPP 1141 7 / 163

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All-Time Award Winners First Team All-America Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2008 Denise Infante ........................... 2007 Javiera Villagra ................2004, 2005 Stacey Siu-Butt.......................... 1996

Jhoanna Savino......................... 1998 Stacy Thomas ........................... 1998 Virginia Casabo ......................... 1997 Stacey Siu-Butt.......................... 1996

NFHCA Mid-Atlantic Region Coach of the Year Steve Jennings ..............2003, 2004 Anne Wilkinson.......................... 1994

* denotes 4-time recipient

Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2008 Camila Infante .................2004, 2005 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year Anne-Meike de Wiljes.............. 2008 Denise Infante .................2006, 2007 Maureen Daniel ......................... 2005 Laura Miller................................ 2003 Kate Finn ................................... 2002 Patriot League Rookie of the Year Tatum Dyer ............................... 2008 Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2005 Maggie Hall ............................... 2004 Camila Infante ........................... 2003 Second Team All-America Camila Infante .......2004, 2005, 2006 Denise Infante ........................... 2006 Maureen Daniel ......................... 2005 Javiera Villagra .......................... 2003 Third Team All-America Christine Fingerhuth ............... 2008 Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2006 Julie Behr ................................. 1995 ECAC Player of the Year Denise Infante ........................... 2007 Camila Infante ........................... 2005

Second Team All-Region Kirstin Gebhart ........................ 2008 Anne Van Erp ........................... 2008 Maggie Hall ...........2005, 2006, 2007 Christine Fingerhuth ............... 2007 Allison Fayfich ........................... 2005 Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2005 Denise Infante ........................... 2004 Heather Maranzano................... 2004 Laura Miller................................ 2003 Angela Angeles ......................... 2000 Jhoanna Savino......................... 1999 Jonnie Lees ...........1996, 1997, 1998 Virginia Casabo ......................... 1996

Patriot League Tournament MVP Christine Fingerhuth ............... 2008 Denise Infante .......2004, 2005, 2007 Camila Infante ........................... 2006 Melissa Snyder .......................... 2003

ECAC Division I All-Star Laura Miller................................ 2003 NFHCA National Coach of the Year Steve Jennings ........................ 2004 First Team All-Region Irene Schickhardt....2006, 2007, 2008 Anne-Meike De Wiljes ............. 2008 Christine Fingerhuth ............... 2008 Denise Infante .......2005, 2006, 2007 Camila Infante* .....................2003-06 Heidi Hershberger ..................... 2006 Javiera Villagra ......2003, 2004, 2005 Maureen Daniel ...............2004, 2005 Magdalena Aguilar* ..............1999-02

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Patriot League Coach of the Year Steve Jennings .............2003, 2005, ...............................2006, 2007, 2008 All-Patriot League First Team Irene Schickhardt....2006, 2007, 2008 Anne-Meike De Wiljes ............. 2008

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All-Time Award Winners Maggie Hall ...........2004, 2005, 2006 Heidi Hershberger ..................... 2006 Denise Infante .................2004, 2005 Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2005 Heather Maranzano................... 2004 Maureen Daniel ......................... 2003 Melissa Snyder .......................... 2002 All-South Atlantic Conference Mirka Nemfakos ........................ 1990 Rachel Schwolow ...................... 1990 Jennifer Kaplan ..............1989, 1990 Lauren Hegarty.......................... 1989 South Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year Anne Wilkinson.......................... 1990 Christine Fingerhuth ............... 2008 Denise Infante .................2006, 2007 Maggie Hall ............................... 2007 Camila Infante* .....................2003-06 Javiera Villagra ......2003, 2004, 2005 Maureen Daniel ...............2004, 2005 Laura Miller................................ 2003 Magdalena Aguilar...........2001, 2002 Kate Finn ................................... 2002 Karlijn Schellens ........................ 2001 * denotes 4-time recipient

All-Colonial Athletic Association First Team Magdalena Aguilar...........1999, 2000 Jhoanna Savino...............1998, 1999 Ana Pineyro ............................... 1998 Stacy Thomas .................1997, 1998 Virginia Casabo ......................... 1997 Stacey Siu-Butt......1994, 1995, 1996 Julie Behr .................................. 1996 Michelle Kleiss.................1992, 1993 Rachel Schwolow ............1992, 1993

Julia Behr ........................1994, 1995 Stacy Stets ................................ 1995 Abbey Stock ....................1992, 1994 Nicole Barrett............................. 1992 Lauren Hegarty.......................... 1991 Rachel Schwolow ...................... 1991 Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year Magdalena Aguilar..................... 1999 Stacey Siu-Butt.......................... 1994 Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Co-MVP Stacey Siu-Butt.......................... 1996 Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year Anne Wilkinson.......................... 1994

All-Patriot League Second Team Savannah Graybill .........2007, 2008 Alyssa Poorman ............2007, 2008 Tatum Dyer ............................... 2008 Kirstin Gebhart ........................ 2008 Anne Van Erp ........................... 2008 Anne-Meike de Wiljes.............. 2007 Uruguay National Player of the Year Virginia Casabo ......................... 1997 All-South Atlantic Field Hockey / Lacrosse Team Cindy Christy ........................1985-87

All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team Jhoanna Savino...............1997, 2000 Sage Asteak ....................1996, 1999 Jonnie Lees ...........1996, 1997, 1998 Virginia Casabo ...............1995, 1997 Stacy Thomas ........................... 1996

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All-Time Academic Award Winners First Team Academic All-America Heidi Hershberger .................... 2006

Krysta Hankee .................2003, 2004 Emily Harwood .......................... 2005 Hannah Hennighausen ........... 2008 Heidi Hershberger* ...............2003-06 Alicia Krawitz ...................2003, 2004 Hope Mandel ...................2002, 2003 Heather Maranzano* ............2002-05 Laura Miller......................2002, 2003 Sarah Millman .......................... 2008 Jesika Pufnock ......2006, 2007, 2008 Erin Rock* ............................2003-06 Irene Schickhardt* ................2005-08 Erin Silliman ....................2002, 2003 Emily Smith .....................2003, 2004 Melissa Snyder .......................... 2003 Emily Stovicek .....2006, 2007, 2008 Sacha-Rae Teixeira ................... 2003 Katie Turner ..........................2005-08 Anne Van Erp .................2007, 2008 Javiera Villagra .......................... 2005 Hannah Weitzman.................... 2007

Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Irene Schickhardt ...................... 2008 Heidi Hershberger ..................... 2006 Maureen Daniel ......................... 2005 Laura Miller................................ 2003 Magdalena Aguilar..................... 2002

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Academic All-District Heidi Hershberger ..................... 2006 Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship Maggie Hall ............................... 2008 Heidi Hershberger ..................... 2007 Laura Miller................................ 2004 Jessica Reed ............................. 2002 NFHCA National Academic Squad Lauren Bacon ............................ 2005 Emily Berlin ...........2002, 2003, 2004 Carly Boyce..........2006, 2007, 2008 Rachel Carney .....2006, 2007, 2008 Melissa Casale ......................... 2008 Kristen Collins .......2003, 2004, 2005 Anne-Meike de Wiljes....2007, 2008 Maureen Daniel .....2003, 2004, 2005 Leah Danoff .....................2003, 2004 Natalie Ellenberger .................. 2008 Kate Finn ................................... 2002 Ashley Foley* .......................2004-07 Evan Fowler ............................. 2008 Keri Garman ....................2004, 2005 Kirstin Gebhart ..............2007, 2008 Shannon Goans* ..................2002-05 Savannah Graybill .. 2006, 2007, 2008 Maggie Hall* .........................2004-07

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Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Magdalena Aguilar...........2001, 2002 Elizabeth Augustine ................... 2001 Lauren Bacon ............................ 2005 Emily Berlin ...........2002, 2003, 2004 Carly Boyce..........2006, 2007, 2008 Rachel Carney .............2006, 07, 08 Sara Carpenter ................2002, 2003 Melissa Casale ......................... 2008 Lindsay Carroll ................2004, 2005 Tiffany Carter .........2004, 2005, 2006 Kristen Collins .......2003, 2004, 2005 Maureen Daniel .....2003, 2004, 2005 Leah Danoff ...........2002, 2003, 2004 Anne-Meike De Wiljes ..2006, 2007, 2008 Natalie Ellenberger .................. 2008

Allison Fayfich .......2004, 2005, 2006 Ashley Foley* .......................2004-07 Christine Fingerhuth ............... 2008 Kate Finn ................................... 2002 Evan Fowler ............................. 2008 Keri Garman ....................2004, 2005 Kirstin Gebhart ................2007, 2008 Shannon Goans ...................2002-05 Savannah Graybill .. 2006, 2007, 2008 Maggie Hall* .........................2004-07 Emily Harwood ................2005, 2006 Krysta Hankee .................2003, 2004 Hannah Henninghausen ......... 2008 Megan Henry ............................. 2008 Heidi Hershberger* ...............2003-06 Denise Infante ........................... 2007 Alicia Krawitz ...................2003, 2004 Hope Mandel ...................2002, 2003 Heather Maranzano* ............2002-05 Laura Miller............2001, 2002, 2003 Sarah Millman .......................... 2008 Alyssa Poorman ...................... 2007 Jesika Pufnock ......2006, 2007, 2008 Lindsey Rice ....................2001, 2002 Erin Rock* ............................2003-06 Karlijn Schellens ........................ 2001 Irene Schickhardt* ................2005-08 Erin Silliman .............................. 2001 Emily Smith .....................2003, 2004 Melissa Snyder ................2001, 2002 Emily Stovicek .....2006, 2007, 2008 Sacha-Rae Teixeira .........2003, 2004 Katie Turner* ........................2005-08 Anne Van Erp .................2007, 2008 Javiera Villagra ................2004, 1005 Caroline Vo ................................ 2005 Hannah Weitzman.................... 2007 * denotes 4-time recipient

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Patriot League Scholar-Athletes 2002: Magdalena Aguilar, ‘03 BA Sociology & Philosophy - 3.28 GPA Magdalena currently works for Child Helpline International based in the Netherlands as an advocate for children’s rights. She also plays professional field hockey for HDM in the Hague where she helped her team to a fifthplace finish in the Hoofdklasse last season, the top league in the world. 2003: Laura Miller, ‘04 BA Political Science - 3.58 GPA Laura currently works for the Peace Corps in Panama. Her labor has focused on increasing the literacy rate of the community of La Trinidad, promoting education through the establishment of computer resources, a library which she runs out of her home and helping to promote business opportunities through agricultural advancement. 2005: Maureen Daniel, ‘06 BA Sociology - 3.51 GPA Maureen was recently named to the U.S. Developmental Team and has moved to San Diego, Calif., to live and train at the U.S. Olympic facility. Previously she had lived in Holland since her graduation playing hockey for HDM in the Hague with Magdalena Aguilar, ‘03. 2006: Heidi Hershberger, ‘06, ‘08 BA International Studies - 3.81 GPA MA International Affairs with U.S. Foreign Policy Specialization - 3.71 Heidi graduated from AU in three years and began her master’s during her senior year of eligibility. She has passed the foreign service officers test and is actively looking for a position in the U.S. government. In the meantime, she is working in the admissions department at American and was married this May.

Top Left: Magdalena Aguilar, ‘03 Top Right: Laura Miller, ‘04 Middle Left: Maureen Daniel, ‘06 Middle Right: Heidi Hershberger, ‘06 Bottom Right: Irene Schickhardt, ‘09

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2008: Irene Schickhardt, ‘08 BS Economics & International Studies with a Mathematics Minor - 3.506 Irene is currently attending graduate school in Berlin and will be playing for the perennial hockey club Berliner HC, the No. 2 club team in Germany.

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American University Field Hockey

Career Records Career Point Leaders

Career Assists Leaders

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

Name Seasons GP G A Points Siu-Butt, Stacey ..........1994-96 ......... 54 ......... 103 ........41 ......... 247 Schickhardt, Irene .......2005-08 ......... 81 ......... 50 ..........42 ......... 142 Infante, Camila ............2003-06 ......... 79 ......... 49 ..........40 ......... 138 Aguilar, Magdalena .....1999-02 ......... 68 ......... 53 ..........19 ......... 125 Casabo, Virginia..........1994-97 ......... 77 ......... 27 ..........65 ......... 119 Asteak, Sage...............1996-99 ......... 74 ......... 41 ..........32 ......... 114 Infante, Denise ............2004-07 ......... 75 ......... 35 ..........30 ......... 100 Villagra, Javiera ..........2003-05 ......... 65 ......... 41 ..........7 ............. 89 Lees, Jonnie................1995-98 ......... 74 ......... 26 ..........27 ........... 79 McCormick, Sue..........1979-82 ......... 52 ......... 31 ..........16 ........... 78 Savino, Jhoanna .........1997-99 ......... 56 ......... 32 ..........14 ........... 78 Hall, Maggie ................2004-07 ......... 86 ......... 36 ..........3 ............. 75 Daniel, Maureen..........2002-05 ......... 83 ......... 25 ..........24 ........... 74 Hershberger, Heidi ......2003-06 ......... 85 ......... 33 ..........6 ............. 72 Graybill, Savannah....2006-P ........... 62 ......... 28 ..........7 ............. 63 Snyder, Melissa...........2000-03 ......... 60 ......... 23 ..........14 ........... 60 Behr, Julia ...................1993-96 ......... 76 ......... 6 ............44 ........... 56 Schwolow, Rachel .......1990-93 ......... -- ........... 21 ..........13 ........... 55 Clement, Anne ............1967-68 ......... -- ........... 18 ..........18 ........... 54 Fingerhuth, Christine2007-P ........... 39 ......... 21 ..........7 ............. 49

Player Seasons GP Assists Casabo, Virginia..........1994-97 ......................77............................ 65 Behr, Julia ...................1993-96 ......................76............................ 44 Schickhardt, Irene .......2005-08 ......................81............................ 42 Sui-Butt, Stacey ..........1994-96 ......................54............................ 41 Infante, Camila ............2003-06 ......................79............................ 40 Asteak, Sage...............1996-99 ......................74............................ 32 Infante, Denise ............2004-07 ......................75............................ 30 Lees, Jonnie................1995-98 ......................74............................ 27 Maranzano, Heather ...2002-05 ......................83............................ 26 Daniel, Maureen..........2002-05 ......................83............................ 24

Top Left: Virginia Casabo, ‘98, 65 Career Assists Top Right: Camila Infante, ‘07, 136 Career Points

Career Goalkeeping

Top Left: Stacey Siu-Butt, ‘97, 247 Career Points Top Right: Javiera Villagra, ‘06, 41 Career Goals

No. Player Seasons GS/GP MIN GA GAA SV SV% SO 1. Kleiss, Michelle ... 1992-93... 31/30 .... 2279 .. 49 ... 1.52 ... 255 ..839 ..... 8 2. Fritz, Carleen ...... 1986 ........ --- ......... 2890 .. 103 . 2.57 ... 420 ..803 ..... 1 3. Thomas, Stacy.... 1995-98... 72/75 .... 4981 .. 105 . 1.58 ... 407 ..795 ... 26 4. Miller, Laura ........ 2000-03... 48/50 .... 4554 .. 79 ... 1.58 ... 280 ..780 ... 16 5. Fayfich, Allison.... 2003-05... 41/40 .... 2712 .. 46 ... 1.19 ... 154 ..770 ..... 8 6. McDonnell, L....... 1999-01... 33/34 .... 2444 .. 93 ... 2.73 ... 247 ..726 ... 10 7. Poorman, Alyssa.. 2006-08... 46/42 .... 2943 .. 69 ... 1.50 ... 174 ..722 ... 14 * minimum 2000 minutes played

Career Goals Leaders No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Player Seasons GP Goals Siu-Butt, Stacey ..........1994-96 ......................54.......................... 103 Aguilar, Magdalena .....1999-02 ......................68............................ 53 Schickhardt, Irene .......2005-08 ......................81............................ 50 Infante, Camila ............2003-06 ......................79............................ 49 Villagra, Javiera ..........2003-05 ......................65............................ 41 Asteak, Sage...............1996-99 ......................74............................ 41 7. Hall, Maggie ................2004-07 ......................86............................ 36 8. Infante, Denise ............2004-07 ......................75............................ 35 9. Hershberger, Heidi ......2003-06 ......................85............................ 33 10. Savino, Jhoanna .........1997-99 ......................56............................ 32

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Top: Allison Fayfich, ‘06, 1.19 Career Goals Against Average

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Single Game & Season Records Single-Season Points Leaders No. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Name Season GP G A Points Siu-Butt, Stacey ..........1996............... 18/18 .... 41 ..........19 ......... 101 Siu-Butt, Stacey ..........1994............... 18/18 .... 35 ..........12 ........... 82 Siu-Butt, Stacey ..........1995............... 18/18 .... 27 ..........10 ........... 64 Schickhardt, Irene .......2008............... 21/20 .... 17 ..........11............ 45 Infante, Camila ............2005............... 18/18 .... 15 ..........15 ........... 45 Casabo, Virginia..........1996............... 21/21 .... 10 ..........25 ........... 45 7. Asteak, Sage...............1996............... 21/20 .... 19 ..........2 ............. 40 8. Savino, Jhoanna .........1998............... 20/20 .... 18 ..........3 ............. 39 9. Asteak, Sage...............1998............... 20/17 .... 11 ..........16 ........... 38 10. Schickhardt, Irene .......2005............... 20/20 .... 13 ..........11............ 37 Infante, Camila ............2004............... 22/22 .... 14 ..........9 ............. 37 Melissa Snyder ...........2003............... 21/21 .... 15 ..........7 ............. 37

Casabo, Virginia ................................. 1997 .................................... 15 Behr, Julia .......................................... 1995 .................................... 13 Denise Infante .................................... 2007 .................................... 13 10. Daniel, Maureen................................. 2003 .................................... 12 Pineyro, Ana....................................... 1998 .................................... 12 Asteak, Sage...................................... 1997 .................................... 12 Siu-Butt, Stacey ................................. 1994 .................................... 12 8.

Single-Season Goakeeping No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Player Season GS/GP MIN GA GAA SV Hardeschin, Kathy.. 1983 .... 12/12 .... ------... 22 ... --- ...... 192 Borkoski, Karen... 1980 .... 15/15 .... 1050 .. 13 ... 0.87 ... 110 Kliess, Michelle ... 1993 .... 17/16 .... 1259 .. 25 ... 1.39 ... 195 Kleiss, Michelle ... 1992 .... 14/14 .... 1020 .. 24 ... 1.65 ... 160 Thomas, Stacy .... 1998 .... 20/20 .... 1433 .. 21 ... 1.319 . 134 Albanese, Katia ... 1994 .... 18/18 .... 1190 .. 15 ... 0.88 ... 91 Miller, Laura ........ 2003 .... 21/21 .... 1490 .. 22 ... 1.03 ... 114 Fayfich, Allison .... 2004 .... 22/22 .... 1456 .. 21 ... 1.01 ... 95 Fritz, Carleen ...... 1987 .... 21/21 .... 1510 .. 54 ... 2.5 ..... 227 Thomas, Stacy .... 1996 .... 18/18 .... 1197 .. 27 ... 1.58 ... 111

SV% SO .897 ..... 3 .894 ..... 0 .886 ..... 4 .870 ..... 4 .865 ..... 7 .858 ..... 6 .838 ... 10 .819 ..... 6 .808 ..... 0 .804 ..... 5

* minimum 900 minutes played

Team Single-Game Records Most goals: .................................................................. 12 vs. VCU, 11/8/96 ........................................................................12 vs. Immaculata, 10/15/69 Most assists: .............................................................. 8 vs. VCU, 10/24/95 Largest margin of victory: ............................................ 12 vs. VCU, 11/8/96 ........................................................................12 vs. Immaculata, 10/15/69

Top Left: Irene Schickhardt, ‘09, 45 Points in 2008 Top Right: Magdalena Aguilar, ‘03, 16 Goals in 1999

Single-Season Goals Leaders No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Player Season Goals Siu-Butt, Stacey ................................. 1996 .................................... 41 Siu-Butt, Stacey ................................. 1994 .................................... 35 Siu-Butt, Stacey ................................. 1995 .................................... 27 Asteak, Sage...................................... 1996 .................................... 19 Savino, Jhoanna ................................ 1998 .................................... 18 Schickhardt, Irene .............................. 2008 .................................... 17 Villagra, Javiera ................................. 2003 .................................... 17 Aguilar, Magdalena ............................ 1999 .................................... 16 Infante, Camila ................................... 2005 .................................... 15 Villagra, Javiera ................................. 2005 .................................... 15 Hall, Maggie ....................................... 2004 .................................... 15 Snyder, Melissa.................................. 2003 .................................... 15 Aguilar, Magdalena ............................ 2002 .................................... 15

Individual Single-Game Records Most goals: ................................... 6, Stacey Siu-Butt vs. Villanova, 9/1/96 ................................................ 6, Stacey Siu-Butt vs. St. Joseph’s, 9/29/96 ............................................................ 6, Stacey Siu-Butt vs. VCU, 9/23/94 Most assists: ....................................... 4, Stacey Siu-Butt vs. VCU, 11/8/96 ...................................................... 4, Virginia Casabo vs. Louisville, 9/7/96 .......................................................4, Camila Infante vs. Lafayette, 11/7/04 Most points: ..................................... 14, Stacey Siu-Butt vs. VCU, 9/23/94 Most saves: ...................................28, Kathleen Pearce vs. ODU, 10/6/89

Single-Season Assists Leaders No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Player Season Assists Casabo, Virginia ................................. 1996 .................................... 25 Behr, Julia .......................................... 1996 .................................... 24 Siu-Butt, Stacey ................................. 1996 .................................... 19 Casabo, Virginia ................................. 1995 .................................... 19 Asteak, Sage...................................... 1998 .................................... 16 Infante, Camila ................................... 2005 .................................... 15

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Top Left: Julia Behr, ‘97, 24 Assists in 1996 Top Right: Jhoanna Savino, ‘00, 39 Points in 1998

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Cornelius Kerwin was named president in the 2007-08 academic year after serving as acting and interim president since August 24, 2005. Dr. Kerwin is a longstanding member of the AU community. He earned a BA from American University in 1971 (followed by an MA in political science from the University of Rhode Island in 1973, and a PhD in political science from Johns Hopkins University in 1978) and has been a member of the AU faculty since 1975. He held a number of prominent leadership positions within the School of Public Affairs, including serving as dean from 1989 to 1997, acting provost from 1997 to 1998, and provost from 1998 to 2005.

Dr. Neil Kerwin President, American University

A longtime supporter of AU athletics, Dr. Kerwin endorsed AU’s decision to move to the Patriot League in 2001, joining Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh, Army, and Navy in athletic competition that has resulted in 30 Patriot League championships (field hockey, men’s cross country, women’s cross country, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and women’s volleyball, and men’s basketball). Since fall 2005, the Department of Athletics and Recreation has reported directly to Dr. Kerwin, a move that reflects the strong relationship between academic and athletic achievement at AU.

include: working with deans and faculty to complete AU’s master’s and doctoral program reviews; overseeing creation of the University College Program for first-year undergraduate students; leading the process to restructure faculty governance and create a new Faculty Senate; and overseeing AU’s decennial self-study that resulted in the Middle States Association Commission’s unconditional reaccreditation. Dr. Kerwin also advanced major efforts to support faculty scholarship, teaching, service, and diversity; bring faculty salaries to the AAUP–Level 1 standard; and develop plans for assessing student learning. A professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs, Dr. Kerwin is a nationally recognized specialist in public policy, with emphasis on the regulatory process. He teaches courses in administrative process, policy implementation, and American government and is actively engaged in research. Dr. Kerwin founded and directs AU’s Center for the Study of Rulemaking. He is the author of Rulemaking: How Government Agencies Write Law and Make Policy (3rd ed., 2003, Congressional Quarterly Press) and the coauthor of How Washington Works: The Executives Guide to Government (3rd ed., 1996). His scholarly articles have appeared in Public Administration Review, Journal of Politics, Policy Studies Review, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Judicature, Justice System Journal, and Harvard Journal on Legislation.

As provost, Dr. Kerwin was the university’s chief academic officer, leading approximately 475 full-time teaching faculty in AU’s six schools and colleges (College of Arts and Sciences, Kogod School of Business, School of Communication, School of International Service, School of Public Affairs, and Washington College of Law). Among the offices he supervised are: admissions, financial aid, the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, the University Library, the Office of the Registrar, and the Washington Semester Program and those reporting to the Dean of President Kerwin particpates in the Academic Affairs (including net cutting ceremony following the the General Education and men’s basketball team’s 2008 Patriot Honors Programs). His League Championship accomplishments as provost

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American University named Keith their streak of 18 consecutive semesters Gill its 7th Director of Athletics and with a combined GPA over 3.0. This Recreation on June 1, 2007. past year 152 student-athletes were named to the university’s Dean’s List As Director of Athletics, Gill oversees as the student-athlete graduation rate the operations of all American rose to an astounding 89%. University intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs, including more than Prior to coming to American, Gill 250 student-athletes participating spent three years at the University in 16 varsity sports, the majority of of Oklahoma. He oversaw a major which compete in the Patriot League portion of OU athletics, including Conference. men’s basketball, women’s soccer and baseball, and the supervision In just two years at American, Gill has of personnel, budgets, facilities, helped to lead the athletics department fundraising, student-athlete issues to never before seen successes and the selection and evaluation of including back-to-back appearances in coaches for these sports. He worked the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball with the AD and staff in overseeing the Tournament. Since his arrival Gill has strategic and annual planning process also seen the volleyball team win a for the department. record eighth straight Patriot League Championship, the field hockey team Gill was the director of membership win a record sixth straight Patriot services at the NCAA from 2000 to League Championship and the 2004. He developed and communicated women’s basketball team make back- policies related to Division I to-back postseason appearances intercollegiate athletics, including for the first time in program history. governance, rules compliance, diversity, Individually, American has crowned gender equity, academic integrity, 10 All-Americans over the past two student-athlete welfare, fiscal integrity, seasons. strategic planning, sportsmanship and legislation. He oversaw and ensured The Eagles have flourished in the the effective operation of the athletics classroom as well under Gill’s guidance certification program, and managed as American’s 16 teams have continued a staff of 35 who provided education and guidance to Division I institutions conducting their periodic self-studies. Previously, Gill worked at the NCAA from 1995 to 1999 as a membership services representative.

Keith Gill Director of Athletics and Recreation

At Vanderbilt from 1999 to 2000, Gill was an assistant athletic director and worked with the AD to implement the annual planning process to help 16 athletics teams achieve their academic and competitive goals. He worked with the National Commodore Club, major gifts, media relations and marketing and supported the Vanderbilt Board of Trustees by working with the athletics committee. A 1994 graduate of Duke University with a bachelor’s degree in history and sociology, the Orlando, Fla., native was a four-year letterman in football. In 2006 he earned a masters degree from the University of Oklahoma. Gill resides in Washington, D.C.

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AU Athletics Department

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Rachel Abair

Rob Acunto

Athena Argyropoulos

Meredith Auerbach

John Barry

Andrew Bashuk

Assistant Director of Recreational Sports

Assoc. AD for Compliance and Internal Ops.

Assoc. AD / Senior Women’s Admin.

Administrative Assistant

Head Diving Coach Swimming & Diving

Assistant Director of Marketing

David Bierwirth

Stephanie Blanton

Bridget Bowers

Maureen Breslin

David Bucciero

Edmund Burke

Srr. Assoc. AD for Development & Special Events

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Assistant Coach Cross Country & Track

Coordinator of Academic Support

Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Assistant Coach Cross Country & Track

Robert Burke

Tom Callan

Matt Centrowitz

Andrew Chesebro

Mark Cody

Matt Corkery

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Director of Women’s Basketball Operations

Head Coach Cross Country & Track

Asst. Director of Ath. Communications

Head Coach Wrestling

Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Julie Culley

Sean Dash

Mark Davin

Fikru Dinka

Kieran Donohue

Brendan Dwyer

Assistant Coach Cross Country & Track

Head Athletic Trainer

Head Coach Swimming & Diving

Coordinator of Business Operations

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Operations Manager

Danny Feitel

Josephine Finamore

Nathaniel Franks

Keith Gill

Barry Goldberg

Jason Hand

Assistant Director of Recreational Sports

Assoc. AD for Business Operations

Vol. Assistant Coach Field Hockey

Director of Athletics and Recreation

Head Coach Volleyball

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Kris Hazard

Holly Hewitt

Jocelyn HIll

Eddie Jackson

Steve Jennings

Anabel Jimenez

Assistant Coach Men’s Soccer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Director of Recreational Sports and Fitness

Assistant Coach Men’s Basketball

Head Coach Field Hockey

Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer


Malcolm Johnson

Jeff Jones

Johnathan Katona

Jeff Kinney

Sarah Thorn Krombolz

Erin Lindroth

Operations Manager

Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Head Equipment Manager

Assistant Coach Men’s Soccer

Assoc. Head Coach Field Hockey

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Mark Liscinsky

Chris McDonnell

Josh Menditch

Kelly Munroe

Gabriel Naspinski

Sean O’Brien

Assistant Coach Swimming & Diving

Assistant Director of Development

Vol. Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer

Assistant Coach Women’s Lacrosse

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Assistant Coach Cross Country & Track

Beth O’Connor-Baker

Stacy Ogden

Valerie Rauenzahn

Katie Ridd

Jason Riddell

Estebe Salgado

Assistant Coach Swimming & Diving

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer

Assistant Coach Field Hockey

Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

Assistant Coach Swimming & Diving

Chris Schultheiss

Aaron Shepardson

Jolene Shepardson

Robert Sherman

Bryce Simon

Howard Smith

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Coach Volleyball

Assistant Coach Volleyball

Asst. AD for Marketing & Corp. Partnerships

Director of Men’s Basketball Operations

Assistant Director of Ath. Communications

Nick Stames

James Stevens

Meghan Thiel

Jordan Tobin

Ike Ukaegbu

LaTonya Watson

Goalkeeper Coach Men’s Soccer

Facilities Manager

Assistant Coach Swimming & Diving

Director of Facilities & Operations

Compliance Director

Assistant Coach Women’s Basketball

Todd West

Katie Woods

Nancy Yasharoff

Head Coach Men’s Soccer

Head Coach Women’s Lacrosse

Assoc. AD for Athletics Communications

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