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American Volleyball By the Numbers 2,097:

Career kills recorded by Rubena Sukaj, setting new American and Patriot League records

1,813:

Fans attended the third annual Bender Blue Out on August 29, 2009, setting a new attendance record for collegiate volleyball in Washington, D.C.

516:

Career wins for Head Coach Barry Goldberg

120:

Patriot League matches won since 2001 120-6 Patriot League Record

62:

Consecutive Patriot League matches won between September 2001 and October 2005

37:

All-Patriot League Selections

25:

Straight home matches won between September 2006 and October 2007

10:

NCAA Tournament appearances in 13 years

8:

Straight Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championships 2001-08

7:

Patriot League Players of the Year

6:

All-Americans

5:

Academic All-Americans

2:

National Academic Players of the Year Karla Kucerkova (2002 & 2003)

1st:

NCAA Volleyball Tournament hosted in Bender Arena in 2008


2010 Schedule August D.C. Volleyball Classic Fri.

27

GEORGE MASON

Sat.

28

vs. George Washington (at GMU) 11:00 a.m.

vs. Georgetown (at GMU)

7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

September Wed.

1

COPPIN STATE

5:00 p.m.

Colonial Challenge Sat.

3

vs. Hampton (at W&M)

4:00 p.m.

Sun.

4

vs. Campbell (at W&M)

10:00 a.m.

at William and Mary

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

10

at Oregon

10:00 p.m.

Sat.

11

vs. Siena (at Oregon)

8:00 p.m.

Wed.

15

at Howard

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

17

TOWSON

3:00 p.m.

Sun.

19

STONY BROOK

Wed.

22

LOYOLA (Md.)

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

24

at Bucknell *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

25

at Colgate *

4:00 p.m.

Wed.

29

at Morgan State

7:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.

October Fri.

1

ARMY *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

2

HOLY CROSS *

2:00 p.m.

Thurs. 7

NAVY *

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

15

LAFAYETTE *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

16

LEHIGH *

2:00 p.m.

Wed.

20

at UMBC

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

22

COLGATE *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

23

BUCKNELL *

3:00 p.m.

Fri.

29

at Navy *

7:00 p.m.

November Fri.

5

at Holy Cross *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

6

at Army *

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

12

at Lehigh *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

13

at Lafayette *

4:00 p.m.

Sat.

20

Patriot League Semifinals

TBD

Sun.

21

Patriot League Finals

TBD

BOLD CAPS indicates home match * indicates Patriot League Opponent


2010 Volleyball Quickfacts

Table of Contents

Location ...................... Washington, D.C. Founded ......................................... 1893 Enrollment ..................................... 6,421 Nickname..................................... Eagles Colors ........................ Red, White & Blue Affiliation ........................ NCAA Division I Conference ...................... Patriot League Home Court / Capacity ..... Bender Arena ........................................................ 2000 President .........................Dr. Neil Kerwin Director of Athletics................... Keith Gill

Team Information Head Coach.................... Barry Goldberg Alma Mater ...................... Pittsburgh, ‘84 Record at American .........516-200 (.721) Years at American .............................. 21 Overall Record/Seasons................ Same Assistants ......................... Michael Rupp ......................1st Season, U.C. Irvine ‘99 ........................................... Ajola Berisha ........................1st Season, American ‘01 2009 Overall Record...................... 18-13 2009 Conference Record ................ 11-3 2009 Conference Finish ................ T-2nd Letterwinners Returning / Lost......... 9 / 4 Starters Returning / Lost.................. 4 / 2 Newcomers........................................... 5 Volleyball Office Phone...(202) 885-3031

Athletics Communications Associate AD ................ Nancy Yasharoff Phone .............................(202) 531-0162 E-Mail ... Nancy.Yasharoff@American.edu Assistant Director / Volleyball Contact .......Andrew Chesebro Phone .............................(202) 885-3030 E-Mail ............Chesebro@American.edu Assistant Director .............Howard Smith Phone .............................(202) 885-3032 E-Mail ................HSmith@American.edu Website............................ AUeagles.com Facebook .. American University Athletics YouTube ................ AmericanUnivEagles Twitter .................................. @AUeagles

American set a new Washington, D.C., collegiate volleyball attendance record in 2009 as 1,813 fans attended the third annual Bender Blue Out.

By the Numbers ....................................1 2010 Schedule......................................2 Table of Contents..................................3 This is AU Volleyball ....................... 4-15 Head Coach Barry Goldberg ........ 16-18 Assistant Coaches ..............................19 2010 Season Outlook .........................20 2010 Roster ........................................21 Katerina Cinkova ................................22 Deborah Frantz...................................22 Cassandra Ricketts ............................23 Magdalena Tekiel................................23 Angelina Waterman ............................24 Rebecca Heath ...................................24 Bianca Richardson .............................25 Krysta Cicala ......................................25 Katie Ganny ........................................26 Vanessa Annoni ..................................26 Alexandra Hammer.............................26 Juliana Crum ......................................26 Virginia Fitch .......................................27 Alexandria Miller .................................27 2009 Review ................................. 28-31 All-Time Award Winners ............... 32-33 Career Records ..................................34 Single-Season Records ......................35 Year-By-Year Leaders ........................36 All-Time Series Records .....................37 Year-By-Year Results ................... 38-41 All-Time Coaching Records ................42 All-Time Roster ............................. 42-43 Dr. Neil Kerwin, President...................44 Keith Kill, Director of Athletics.............45 2010 Team Poster ........................ 48-49

16-18

20

32-33

2010 Schedule Wed.

August 27

GEORGE MASON

Sat.

28

vs. George Wash. (at GMU)

7:00 p.m.

Wed.

1

11:00 a.m.

vs. Georgetown (at GMU) 5:00 p.m.

COPPIN STATE

5:00 p.m.

Colonial Challenge 3

vs. Hampton (at W&M)

4:00 p.m.

Sun.

4

vs. Campbell (at W&M)

10:00 a.m.

48-49 Fri.

10

at Oregon

Sat.

11

vs. Siena (at Oregon)

Wed.

15

Fri.

17

Fri.

1

Sat.

2

Thurs. 7

Sat.

at William and Mary

29

at Morgan State

7:00 p.m.

October

September

D.C. Volleyball Classic Fri.

7:00 p.m.

ARMY * HOLY CROSS * NAVY *

November 7:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Fri.

15

LAFAYETTE *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

16

LEHIGH *

2:00 p.m.

Wed.

20

at UMBC

7:00 p.m.

10:00 p.m.

Fri.

22

COLGATE *

7:00 p.m.

8:00 p.m.

Sat.

23

BUCKNELL *

3:00 p.m.

at Howard

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

29

at Navy *

7:00 p.m.

TOWSON

3:00 p.m.

Sun.

19

STONY BROOK

Wed.

22

LOYOLA (Md.)

12:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Fri.

24

at Bucknell *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

25

at Colgate *

4:00 p.m.

Fri. Sat. Fri. Sat.

5 6 12 13

at Holy Cross *

7:00 p.m.

at Army *

7:00 p.m.

at Lehigh *

7:00 p.m.

at Lafayette *

4:00 p.m.

Sat.

20

Patriot League Semifinals

TBD

Sun.

21

Patriot League Finals

TBD

BOLD CAPS indicates home match * indicates Patriot League Opponent


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-and-greet 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.......... 6,421 Graduate................... 3,507 Law School ............... 1,712 Avg. Class Size .......... 22.8 Student-Faculty Ratio ... 13:1 Freshman Profile Freshman Enrollment... 1,533 Male-Female Ratio ... 40:60 Average HS GPA ........ 3.77 Average SAT............. 1,265 Average ACT ................. 28 Faculty Profile Full-Time Faculty ......... 704 Adjunct Faculty ............ 549 95% 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. • 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, Research and Learning • Learning Resources • Blackboard • AU Experts Guide • University Colleges • Learning Communities

5 Most Popular Majors • International Service • Business Administration • Journalism • 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 internship 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 student-athletes 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 Jake Patten 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


Athletic Training Five full-time athletic trainers are on staff to provide daily treatment and application of therapeutic modalities to the studentathletes 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.

Sean Dash Head Athletic Trainer

Christine Ramirez 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 student-athlete.

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2009-10 Academic Highlights 3.37:

Combined student-athlete GPA in the spring 2010 semester, matching the highest single-semester GPA in department history.

186:

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

159:

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

23:

Student-athletes earned a 4.0 grade point average in either the fall or spring semesters.

Team Achievements: • The field hockey team finished third in the NFHCA Division I National Academic Team Award standings with a 3.50 GPA during the fall 2009 semester. This honor marked the fifth time in seven 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 2010 with a 3.47 mark. This marked the third consecutive semester that American led the nation in GPA. • The wrestling team’s GPA of 3.296 placed it second among all Division I wrestling programs, marking the third consecutive year American has finished in the top two.

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 volleyball wins its eighth consecutive Patriot League Championship and hosts the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament in Bender Arena.

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

Now in its third decade as an all-sport conference combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors championships in 23 men and women’s sports. Initially started as an NCAA Division I-AA football conference in 1986, the Patriot League became an all-sport conference in 1990 and includes American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy as full members, and Fordham, Georgetown and MIT as associate members. 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 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.

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American University Volleyball barry

GOLDBERG

Head Coach • 22nd Season • Pittsburgh, ‘84 • 516-200 Barry Goldberg, the coach who has built a Patriot League dynasty by winning the league championship eight of the last nine years, didn’t begin his volleyball career with a bang. He was cut from his team as a freshman both in high school and as a player at the University of Pittsburgh and before his senior season the program was dropped entirely by the Athletics Department. Luckily for American, Goldberg has always thrived on challenges. The two-time Patriot League and three-time Colonial Athletic Association Coach of the Year’s record speaks for itself: • 120-6 Patriot League record over nine years • 516 career wins • .721 career winning percentage • 10 NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 13 years • Conference championships in 11 of the last 13 years Indeed, in the past 9 years of league play, the Eagles have lost only six matches. Yet the man who has come to epitomize American volleyball was not recruited as a player out of Peabody High School in Pittsburgh, Pa. In college, he joined the team at Pitt as a walk-on, and after getting cut as a freshman, he thought his playing days were over. But a call from the coach, inviting him to join the team as its 10th man, brought him back to the court. Goldberg worked hard in practice but rode the bench until the season was nearly over. Then he got his chance. Faced with player absences because of final exams, Goldberg’s coach had no choice. He was forced to use the 10th man. Goldberg outplayed the other starters and earned a spot on the team. From then on he started at middle blocker for the Panthers. His junior year, the team he captained was ranked No. 13 in the nation. As it turned out, though, 13 was an unlucky number: At the end of the season, Pitt cut the varsity men’s volleyball program. Undeterred, as a senior Goldberg worked as a player/coach for the club team. After graduating from Pitt with a BA in communication and rhetoric, and while pursuing his master’s in counseling education, he became assistant coach for the Pitt women’s varsity team.

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A History of Success The same determination that drove him to persevere at Pitt continues today. During the 2008 season, Goldberg led the Eagles to their eighth-consecutive Patriot League Championship and finished the year with a 24-9 overall record, 13-1 in conference play, and a 12-1 mark at home. American’s performance was so impressive throughout the year that the team was honored with four PL major awards. Senior Rubena Sukaj was named the Player of the Year for the third straight season while classmate Christina Nash earned her second Setter of the Year honor, junior Ivana Cebakova was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second time and freshman Rebecca Heath garnered Rookie of the Year plaudits. In 2006, Goldberg coached his way to a second Patriot League Coach of the Year award and his team won its sixthconsecutive league regular season and tournament titles. Despite being a young squad, with just one senior and three juniors, the Eagles were heavy on talent and determination. Led by Sukaj, American recorded a 14-1 record at home in Bender Arena and d a 14-0 record against conference opponents. The Eagles gles played so masterfully during the he second half of the season that none of their opponents could manage anage to win more than one game in any match, a record that stood d until they fell to top-ranked nked Nebraska, 3-1, in the NCAA Tournament. Because his teams have achieved so much since nce his arrival, it’s hard to remember what American ican volleyball was like before Goldberg. Since the e day he came on as coach in 1989, the Eagles have accumulated cumulated a 219-43 (.836) record rd in Bender Arena. He has produced uced 37 AllPatriot League selections tions in nine years and 15 PL Player er of the Year recipients.

8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball Goldberg’s Year-By-Year Record Year Record Conf. Rec. Postseason 1989 25-11 4-1 -1990 23-11 3-2 -1991 30-10 3-2 -1992 21-15 1-4 -1993 25-10 3-2 -1994 34-8 4-1 NIVC Tournament 1995 20-12 3-2 -1996 12-26 3-3 -1997 30-4 10-2 NCAA Tournament 1998 29-6 11-1 NCAA Tournament 1999 25-7 10-2 -2000 26-4 11-1 -2001 26-4 14-0 NCAA Tournament 2002 26-8 14-0 NCAA Tournament 2003 22-10 14-0 NCAA Tournament 2004 24-7 14-0 NCAA Tournament 2005 25-10 13-1 NCAA Tournament 2006 25-7 14-0 NCAA Tournament 2007 26-8 13-1 NCAA Tournament 2008 24-9 13-1 NCAA Tournament 2009 18-13 11-3 -Totals: 516-200 186-28 11 Postseason App.

Throughout the years his players have excelled both on and off the court. Since 1995, Goldberg’s teams have averaged a 3.33 combined grade point average per semester. American volleyball has had five Academic All-America selections, including most notably Karla Kucerkova’s selection as the 2002 and 2003 CoSIDA Academic Volleyball Player of the Year. In 2003, American graduate Natalie Hand was awarded a prestigous Marshall Scholarship, which pays for American students to study in Great Britain. 83 Eagles have earned an in-season GPA above 3.2 and been named to the All-Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in the team’s nine years in the conference. In 12 seasons in the Colonial Athletic Association, before American joined the Patriot League, Goldberg coached 36 players to AllCAA teams, including 20 All-CAA First Team selections, two CAA Championships MVP accolades, and a CAA Rookie of the Year winner. Goldberg has also coached three GTE/Academic AllAmericans and three American University Student-Athletes of the Year. Five of his student-athletes were also named Verizon District II Academic All-Americans.

NCAA’s Highest Win Percentage Among Active Coaches (Through 2008) Name

School

1. Russ Rose

Penn St.

963

159

.858

2. Dave Shoji

Hawaii

984

173

.850

3. Mary Wise

Florida

659

124

.842

4. John Dunning

Stanford

676

139

.829

5. John Cook

Nebraska

442

92

.828

498

187

.727

18. Barry Goldberg

AU

Won

Lost

Pct.

NCAA’s Most Victories Among Active Coaches (Through 2008) Name

School

Years

Won

1. Andy Banachowski UCLA

39

1,082

292

2. Dave Shoji

34

984

173

Hawaii

Lost

3. Russ Rose

Penn St.

30

963

159

4. Mike Hebert

Minnesota

33

838

356

AU

20

498

187

24. Barry Goldberg

A Tradition of Winning A look back at the Goldberg era of American volleyball shows the same pattern of consistent success: • In 2004, the Goldberg-led Eagles compiled a 24-7 overall record while staying undefeated in league competition. The Eagles made their fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance, and junior Cutrina Biddulph was named the Patriot League Co-Player of the Year and Honorable Mention All-America. Freshman Chelsa Brooks was named the league’s Rookie of the Year. In addition, American was the best represented school on the All-Patriot League Team with six athletes selected. • From 2001 to 2003, Karla Kucerkova earned three straight Patriot League Player of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards. Nationally, she was named Academic All-America Player of the

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American University Volleyball Year twice. The team’s success was almost as brilliant, with victories in 48 straight league matches and trips to three straight NCAA Tournaments. • In 2000, American competed in its final season in the Colonial Athletic Association before moving to the Patriot League in 2001. Although the switch made the team ineligible for the NCAA Tournament, the Eagles finished 26-4 and had an 11-1 conference record. In its final season in the CAA, the team received many honors, including Goldberg’s third CAA Coach of the Year award. Ajola Berisha, the CAA Player of the Year, was selected as an AVCA Regional All-American, and Judit Szekelyhidi joined her on the CAA First Team. • In 1999 the Eagles faced six NCAA Championship participants en route to a then American record .288 hitting percentage, placing the Eagles among the top-10 hitting teams in the country. American garnered five postseason awards on its way to a third consecutive CAA Championship match appearance and finished the season ranked regionally for the fourth time in the previous five seasons. The Eagles finished the regular season with a 14-match win streak and posted a school-record 14-1 CAA mark. • In 1997 the Eagles went 30-4, earning the school’s first NCAA Tournament berth. • The 1994 season, when the Eagles compiled a 34-8 record that included an unprecedented 23-match winning streak, saw the team’s first postseason competition, at the National Invitational Volleyball Championship. While in Kansas City, American commanded national attention by winning two of its four matches.

Volleyball Club in the District of Columbia and led the Under-18 team to a top-20 finish at the Junior National Championships. All 10 of the players he coached that year went on to receive NCAA Division I scholarships. Seeing his success at that level, Georgetown University hired him as an assistant, where he coached until joining American University to take its program to the next level. Along the way to the top, Goldberg has worked with several prestigious volleyball camps and committees. In 1997, he was the United States representative, along with the Tampa Bay Juniors Volleyball Club, at a four-nation international camp in Europe. Elite junior national teams from Switzerland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic hosted the camp. During his summers, Goldberg conducts individual and team volleyball camps at American and other locations in the Mid-Atlantic region. He has also held seminars in the National Mizuno Coaching Clinic Series. Goldberg now serves as a voting member of the national AVCA/USA Today Top-25 Coaches Poll and is also a voting member of the All-American committee.

The Road to the Top Such accomplishments would have seemed unlikely, to say the least, when Goldberg graduated from Pitt. He traveled next to Washington, where he coached the Capital Junior

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Goldberg lives in Maryland with his wife, Bonnie. The two have three children, Arielle (20) and Jared (18) who both play volleyball at the University of the Pacific, and Mitchell (15).

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American University Volleyball michael

ajola

RUPP

BERISHA

Assistant Coach 1st Season U.C. Irvine, ‘99

Assistant Coach 1st Season American, ‘01

Michael Rupp begins his first season as an assistant coach at American. Rupp brings over 12 years of combined coaching experience to American as well as professional playing experience from the U.S. National Team. Most recently, Rupp served two years as a trainer and coach at Orange Coast College where he designed strength and conditioning programs as well as in-season and off-season training routines. From 1999-2010 Rupp served as a coach for the Balboa Bay Volleyball Club and the Orange County Volleyball Club. Rupp was also an assistant coach at the University of California at Irvine from 2003-2004 where he was primarily responsible for recruiting and scouting. Rupp played professionally for Uniqa Salzburg in Austria and Club Fiaes in Portugal where he led both teams in points scored as an opposite and outside hitter. Rupp was also a member of the U.S. National Team from 1999-2001 after playing collegiately at U.C. Irvine where he was an All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Honorable Mention selection in 1999. In 1995, he earned All-America honors at the Junior Olympics. Rupp graduated From U.C. Irvine in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in social science and a minor in history.

christina

NASH Vol. Assistant Coach 1st Season American, ‘08 Christina Nash returns to American University in her first season as a volunteer assistant coach. Nash is one of the most decorated setters in program history, having been named Patriot League Setter of the Year in 2006 and 2008. Nash finished her career ranked third all-time at American and fifth in Patriot League history with 3,949 career assists and her 9.04 assists per set average ranks fifth in program annals. A three-time all-league and four time academic honor roll selection, Nash helped the Eagles to four consecutive Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championships from 2005-2008.

Ajola Berisha, the 2000 American University Student-Athlete of the Year, has returned to campus to begin her first season as an assistant coach. Berisha brings a wealth of professional, collegiate and club level playing experience to American. Most recently, Berisha spent two years as a personal trainer for Equinox Fitness in Chicago, Ill., where she developed customized fitness programs. Prior to that she spent seven years as a fitness specialist for the World Bank. In 2007 she served as a coach for the Metro American Volleyball Club in Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for creating player D development programs and conducting skills clinics. d Berisha is a 2001 graduate of American University’s College Be of Arts and Sciences, helping to lead the Eagles to two CAA Championships (1998, 2000) and an NCAA Tournament C appearance in 1998. She was honored as a two-time Alla Region selection, two-time CAA player of the year, and was Re a three-time All-CAA selection. Berisha currently ranks third in American history in kills per game (4.01) and fourth in digs per game (2.61). At the time of her graduation she ranked first and third, respectively. She was named the American University Student-Athlete of the Year in 2000 and was named to the CAA Volleyball Silver Anniversary Team in 2009. Prior to joining the Eagles, Berisha was a member of the Albanian National Team from 1995-97.

Nash graduated in May of 2008 from the Kogod School of Business. Upon graduation, she spent the 2009-10 season playing for Volley Toggenburg in Whattwil, Switzerland.

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American University Volleyball

2010 Season Outlook • American will look to capture its ninth Patriot League Regular Season and Tournament Championship. The Eagles will also vie for the program’s 11th NCAA Tournament appearance in the last 14 years and the school’s 12th overall postseason appearance. • Head Coach Barry Goldberg enters his 22nd season at American ranked 24th among active Division I coaches with 516 career wins. A five-time Coach of the Year honoree, his .721 career winning percentage ranks 18th among active Divison I coaches. • American has won 20 or more matches in 12 of the last 13 years and 19 times overall under Coach Goldberg. During his tenure, American has averaged 25 wins each season. • Senior Magdalena Tekiel will lead the Eagles on the court after being named to the All-Patriot League First Team in 2009. Tekiel ranked fourth in the conference with 3.15 kps last season while adding 1.64 dps and 32 service aces to her stat line.

Magdalena Tekiel, ‘11 First Team All-Patriot League

• Senior Angelina Waterman was also an All-Patriot League selection in 2009, earning second team honors. Waterman was third in the conference with 3.25 kps and added 1.82 dps and a team-high 35 service aces. • Senior Cassandra Ricketts will look to continue her solid play from the last three seasons. Ricketts, who was named to the 2007 Patriot League All-Tournament Team, owns a career hitting percentage of .293 with 690 career kills, 438 digs and 192 blocks.

Angelina Waterman, ‘11 Second Team All-Patriot League

• Junior Rebecca Heath will be looked upon to solidfy American on both the offensive and defensive sides of the net after losing much of last season due to injury. The 2008 Patriot League Rookie of the Year averaged 2.81 kps and 1.61 dps as a freshman.

• Sophomore Krysta Cicala will return for a second season as the team’s primary setter. Cicala finished last year ranked first in the Patriot League with 10.41 aps while guiding the Eagles to the conference’s second-highest hitting percentage at .229. • American will welcome five newcomers to the court this season. Alexandra Hammer, a junior transfer from Irvine Valley College, and freshman Vanessa Annoni will compete for a starting role at setter while freshmen Alexandria Miller, Juliana Crum and Virginia Fitch will add depth at the defensive specialist, outside hitter and middle blocker positions, respectively. 20

Rebecca Heath, ‘12 2008 Patriot League Rookie of the Year

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American University Volleyball Positional Breakdown Defensive Specialist ...................... Frantz .........................................................Miller Middle Blocker ................................. Fitch ............................................... Richardson Outside Hitter.............................. Cinkova ........................................................ Crum ........................................................Heath ........................................................ Tekiel .................................................Waterman Right Side ................................... Ricketts Setter ............................................ Annoni ....................................................... Cicala .......................................................Ganny ................................................... Hammer

Class Breakdown Seniors ....................................... Cinkova ....................................................... Frantz .................................................... Ricketts ........................................................ Tekiel .................................................Waterman Juniors ............................................Heath ................................................... Hammer Sophomores .................................. Cicala .......................................................Ganny ............................................... Richardson Freshman ..................................... Annoni ........................................................ Crum ......................................................... Fitch .........................................................Miller

Geographical Breakdown California .................................... Cinkova ........................................................ Crum ....................................................... Frantz ................................................... Hammer Colorado ........................................Ganny Illinois..............................................Heath Florida........................................... Annoni Michigan ........................................ Cicala New York .................................Waterman North Carolina ................................. Fitch .........................................................Miller Poland ............................................ Tekiel Utah ............................................ Ricketts Virginia................................... Richardson

Pronunciation Guide Cicala..................................... SEE-kal-ah Annoni ..................................................... Cinkova................................ Tsing-KO-va Ganny .......................................Gay-knee Tekiel ..........................................Tek-i-yel

2010 Roster Numerical No 1 2 3

Name Katie Ganny Alexandria Miller Vanessa Annoni

Ht. 5-8 5-6 5-6

5 6 7 10 11

Juliana Crum Bianca Richardson Krysta Cicala Rebecca Heath Alexandra Hammer

5-9 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-10

12 14 16 18 19 20

Katerina Cinkova Virginia Fitch Magdalena Tekiel Deborah Frantz Cassandra Ricketts Angelina Waterman

6-1 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-2

Pos. Year Hometown/Previous School S SO Centennial, Col./Cherry Creek DS FR Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard S FR Palm Harbor, Fla./ Clearwater Central Catholic OH FR Hacienda Heights, Calif./Troy MB SO Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge S SO Northville, Mich./Louisiana Tech Univ. OH JR Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central S JR San Clemente, Calif./ Irvine Valley College OH SR Morgan Hill, Calif./Live Oak MB FR Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson OH SR Warsaw, Poland/Hagerstown CC DS SR Beverly Hills, Calif./Beverly Hills RS SR Sandy, Utah/Brighton OH SR Queens, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy Pos. Year S FR

Alphabetical No 3

Name Vanessa Annoni

Ht. 5-6

7 12 5 14 18 1 11

Krysta Cicala Katerina Cinkova Juliana Crum Virginia Fitch Deborah Frantz Katie Ganny Alexandra Hammer

5-11 6-1 5-9 6-3 5-10 5-8 5-10

S OH OH MB DS S S

SO SR FR FR SR SO JR

10 2 6 19 16 20

Rebecca Heath Alexandria Miller Bianca Richardson Cassandra Ricketts Magdalena Tekiel Angelina Waterman

5-11 5-6 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-2

OH DS MB RS OH OH

JR FR SO SR SR SR

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Hometown/Previous School Palm Harbor, Fla./ Clearwater Central Catholic Northville, Mich./Louisiana Tech Univ. Morgan Hill, Calif./Live Oak Hacienda Heights, Calif./Troy Raleigh, N.C./Sanderson Beverly HIlls, Calif./Beverly Hills Centennial, Col./Cherry Creek San Clemente, Calif./ Irvine Valley College Naperville, Ill./Naperville Central Wilmington, N.C./John T. Hoggard Stafford, Va./Colonial Forge Sandy, Utah/Brighton Warsaw, Poland/Hagerstown CC Queens, N.Y./Archbishop Molloy

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American University Volleyball katerina

CINKOVA, #12

deborah

Senior • Outside Hitter

Senior • Defensive Specialist

Morgan Hill, Calif. Live Oak Major: International Studies

Beverly Hills, Calif. Beverly Hills Major: Marine Science and Environmental Studies

2009: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... appeared in 26 matches ... recorded 28 kills and 34 digs ... recorded a career-high seven kills against NJIT (9/11).

2009: Name Named to the Patriot League Academic Aca Honor Roll ... appeared in 28 .. matches ... recorded a career-high 53 digs, averaging 1.02 digs per set ... notched a careerbest 20 digs against b Holy Cross (11/6) ... H rrecorded eight digs against William & Mary ag (10/13). (10/13

2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … recorded a career-high .336 hitting percentage and 49 total blocks … averaged 1.36 kills and 0.89 blocks per set … tallied five-plus blocks in three matches … recorded a career-high six blocks with seven kills against NJIT (10/11) … notched a season-high seven kills three times. 2007: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll … appeared in 22 matches including nine starts … averaged 1.96 kills and 1.43 1 digs per game … recorded 10-plus kills in three thre matches … notched her first career double-double with w 10 kills and 10 digs a Army (10/19). at High S School: Played varsity volley volleyball for three years v and varsity swimming one ... named First Team All-League twice ... als also named the Blossom Valley Athletic League Senior of the Year and team MVP ... led team in a kills, blocks and digs as a senior ... mem was a member of the Main Beach Volleyball Club ... participated in th Junior Olympics four the y years, placing in the top1 twice ... earned the 10 P Presidential Award for a academic achievement a and AP Scholar with H Honor Award.

Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

BLOCKING GP Kills E ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 54 106 66 361 .111 6 19 4 17 77 55 75 24 152 .336 8 18 2 47 15 46 28 19 110 .082 2 3 0 4 34 155 209 109 623 .160 16 40 6 68 126

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FRANTZ, #18

Named to the Patriot 2008: Na Honor Roll League Academic A appeared in 14 matches … appe averaged 0.40 digs per set and aver recorded two digs against … record Colgate (9/26) … tallied one assist and one dig against assis NJIT (10/11). to the Patriot League 2007: Named th Academic Honor Roll … appeared in nine matches, starting one … averaged 0.20 kills and 0.90 digs per game … recorded two service aces and two digs at Navy (9/28). High School: Played volleyball for four years ... also competed in soccer and track ... named to the 2006 CIF Southern Section DIII Second Team ... also named 2006 Ocean League MVP ... inducted into the Beverly Hills High School Hall of Fame.

Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

GP Kills 10 2 20 0 52 3 82 5

E 4 0 0 4

ATT 13 1 4 18

BLOCKING PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS -.154 1 3 0 0 9 .000 1 0 0 0 8 .750 2 1 0 0 53 .055 4 4 0 0 70

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American University Volleyball cassandra

RICKETTS, #19

Senior • Outside Hitter

Sandy, Utah Brighton Major: Biochemistry

Warsaw, Poland Hagerstown CC Major: International Studies

2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and D.C. Volleyball Challenge All-Tournament Team … averaged 1.91 kills and 0.56 blocks per set … tallied 10-plus kills in five matches … recorded a season-high 13 kills against George Washington (8/29) and against Long Beach State (9/13) … areer high six blocks at Marquette (9/20) and notched a career-high against NJIT (10/11) … scored 10 kills with four assists, five digs and two blocks against Colgate in the Patriot League p Match (11/22). Championship d to the Patriot 2007: Named ournament Team League All-Tournament and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... ranked fourth in eague with a .312 hitting the Patriot League percentage … averaged 2.19 kills d 1.58 digs per game … per game and us kills in six matches scored 10-plus … recorded her first career doubledouble with 12 kills and 10 digs gh (10/13) … recorded a against Lehigh 8 kills at Morgan State career-high 18 (10/24). High School:: Played volleyball for four ed to PrepVolleyball.com’s years ... named All-America Highest Honorable Mention ed First Team All-State as Team ... named d Second Team All-State a senior and as a junior ... led her team to the 2006 pionship ... twice named State Championship Prep Athlete of the Month ... selected to the National Las Vegas All-Tournament e leader in aces as a senior Team ... state ... earned Academic All-America and -State First Team honors. Academic All-State Kills 221 210 259 690

TEKIEL, #16

Senior • Right Side

2009: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... started all 31 matches ... ranked third in the Patriot League in hitting percentage (.303) during conference play ... recorded a career-high 259 kills and 203 digs... tallied 14 kills and 9 digs against Lehigh (9/26) ... notched 16 kills against Holy Cross (11/6) ... recorded 10-plus digs four times ... averaged 2.33 kills per set and 1.83 digs per set.

Year GP 2007 101 2008 110 2009 111 Totals 322

magdalena

E ATT PCT ASST 57 525 .312 13 75 509 .265 39 78 617 .293 74 205 1651 .293 126

BLOCKING SA SOLO ASST DIGS 26 8 61 160 27 2 60 75 24 6 71 203 77 16 192 438

2009: Named to the e All-Patriot League First Team and to the he Patriot League AllTournament Team ... recorded a career-high 337 kills and 176 digss ... tallied three doubledoubles ... notched a career-high 21 kills against Colgate (10/3) 3) ... notched 18 kills and a career-high 17 digs at Holy Cross (10/17) ... ranked fourth ourth in the Patriot League in kills (3.15)) ... averaged 3.15 kills per game and 1.64 64 digs per game. 2008: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor onor Roll … appeared in Ro n 20 matches, including one ma start, and averaged 0.64 kills sta per set … recorded four kills pe with one dig against Holy Cross wit (10/25) … tallied two kills on two (10 attempts in her first appearance att pearance of the season against BYU YU (9/6). Before American: Played Be one season at Hagerstown on gerstown Community College .... named Co NJCAA Div. II First Team AllNJ America ... helped herr team to Am a seventh-place finish sh at the NJCAA Div. II Championships NJ mpionships ... named to NJCAA Championships All-Tournament Team ... played eight years of club volleyball in Poland ... placed sixth at the Junior Polish Championships in 2005 & 2006 si .. ... named to Polish Junior Championships All-Tournament Te Team in 2005 & 2006 ... member of the Polish Junior National Tea Team for one years.

Year 2008 2009 Totals

BLOCKING GP Kills E ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 28 18 13 54 .093 3 2 0 0 8 107 337 138 899 .221 10 32 9 25 176 135 415 151 953 .227 13 34 9 25 184

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American University Volleyball angelina WATERMAN, #20

rebecca

Senior • Outside Hitter

Junior • Outside Hitter

Queens, N.Y. Archbishop Molloy Major: Psychology

Naperville, Ill. Naperville Central Major: Anthropology

2009: Named to the All-Patriot League Second Team ... appeared in 31 matches, including 30 starts ... recorded a career-high 361 kills, 202 digs and five double-doubles ... recorded a career-best 22 kills against NJIT (9/12) ... notched a double-double with 16 kills and a career-high 17 digs at Portland (9/3) ... notched 17 kills against Georgetown (8/29) ... ranked third in the Patriot League with 3.28 kps. 2008: Appeared in 26 matches, including six starts, and averaged 0.74 kills, 0.56 digs and 0.37 blocks per set … recorded a season-high six kills with four blocks against George Geo Washington (8/29) … also als tallied six kills against Georgetown Ge (8/30) and at Lafayette La (11/8) … notched a career-high care five digs against N.C. C Central (11/6).

2009: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... appeared in 18 matches ... recorded 13-plus digs seven times ... notched a career-high 31 digs against NJIT (9/12) ... also recorded 21 digs at Portland (9/5) ... ranked eighth in the Patriot League with 3.02 dps. 2008: Named Patriot League Rookie of the Year … also named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Marquette Cheese Bowl All-Tournament Team … earned a record six Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors … ranked second on the team in kills (2.81) … tallied 19 matches with doubledigit kills and three double-doubles … recorded a doubledouble in her first collegiate match with 13 kills and 10 digs against George Washington (8/29) … tallied a career-high 19 and NJIT kills in consecutive matches against Navy (10/10) (1 (10/11) … also notched a career-high 15 digs dig against NJIT (10/11) … averaged 10 kills and 6.5 6 digs in the Patriot League Tournament.

2007: Appeare Appeared in 24 matches, starting two … averaged 1.67 kills and 0.52 avera blocks per game … recorded a seasonga high 13 kills against Harvard (9/15) … blocked a career-high six balls against ca Howard (8/28). (8/28

High School: Led her team to a National in 2007 and State Championship Championships in Cham 2005 20 and 2007 ... named to the IllinoisAll-State Team ... was the prep volleyball at State MVP Tournament and T Chicago Sun C Times All-Area T MVP ... named M captain c of her club c team in 2 2006 and 2008 . earned Honor ... Roll all eight s semesters.

High Sc School: Played both varsity volleyball volleyb and basketball for four years ... twice named team MVP a and First Team All-Queens ... named team captain as a senior ... won two consecutive CHSAA New York City Championships Cham ... led her team to the state tourn tournament three consecutive select years ... selected to 15 All-Tournament Teams and earned five Tournament MVP award awards ... won the New York Ch State “A” Championship in basketball freshm as a freshman.

Year 2007 2008 2009 Totals

BLOCKING GP Kills E ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 40 67 36 153 .203 7 10 3 18 22 54 40 33 136 .051 8 9 2 18 30 111 361 189 1065 .162 15 35 15 50 176 205 468 278 1354 .140 30 54 20 86 228

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HEATH, #10

Year 2008 2009 Totals

BLOCKING GP Kills E ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 113 318 129 828 .228 24 31 5 13 182 59 23 10 62 .210 7 3 1 0 178 172 341 139 890 .226 31 34 6 13 360

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American University Volleyball krysta

Sophomore • Middle Blocker

Sophomore • Setter

Stafford, Va. Colonial Forge Major: Business Admin.

Northville, Mich. Louisiana Tech University Major: Biology

2009: Appeared in 24 matches ... totaled 26 kills, 19 total blocks and 14 digs ... notched four kills and four blocks against Bucknell (11/14) ... tallied four digs against Virginia Tech (9/12) ... averaged 0.65 kills per set and 0.47 blocks per set. 2008: Did not compete due to injury. High School: Led her team to four-consecutive district championships ... named District Player of the Year for 200607 and 2007-08 seasons ... earned First and Second Team All-State honors, First Team All-Region and First Team AllDistrict ... led her team in kills and hitting percentage ... earned All-Academic Award.

Year GP Kills 2009 40 26 Totals 40 26

E 11 11

CICALA, #7

bianca RICHARDSON, #6

BLOCKING ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 67 .224 2 8 4 15 14 67 .224 2 8 4 15 14

2009: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... ranked first in the Patriot League with 10.41 aps ... led American to the second-highest hitting percentage in the Patriot League at .229 ... also recorded 203 digs, 40 total blocks and four double-doubles ... recorded 50-plus assists four times ... notched 59 assists against Holy Cross (10/17) ... tallied 16 digs and 52 assists against Army (10/16). Before American: Redshirted as a freshman at Louisiana Tech University where she was named to the President’s List and Dean’s List ... four-year letterwinner at Northville High School ... helped her team to three Division Championships ... named All-State, All-Region, All-Area, All-Division, and All-Conference ... led her team in aces, kills and assists as a senior ... member of National and Spanish Honor Society So .. also competed Honor Society So basketball as a freshman, in bas sophomore and junior. sop

BLOCKING Year GP Kills E ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 2009 110 26 17 78 .115 1145 16 8 32 203 Totals 110 26 17 78 .115 1145 16 8 32 203

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American University Volleyball katie

GANNY, #1

vanessa

Sophomore • Setter

Freshman • Setter

Centennial, Colo. Cherry Creek Major: Engineering

Palm Harbor, Fla. Clearwater Central Catholic Major: Business Admin.

2009: Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll ... appeared in 15 matches ... recorded 26 assists and seven digs ... notched two assists and one dig against William and Mary (10/13) ... averaged 1.24 assists per game. High School: Competed in volleyball at Cherry Creek High School for four years ... helped her team to the 2008 5A State Championship with a perfect 31-0 record ... named AllState Honorable Mention, All-Conference and All-League as a senior ... captained her team all four years ... graduated with honors and was a four-year recipient of the Honor Athlete Award and Honor Roll ... also participated in basketball, club soccer, Physics Club, Creek Connect Club and orchestra.

Year GP Kills 2009 21 0 Totals 21 0

E 3 3

ANNONI, #3

High School: Earned four varsity letters in volleyball at Clearwater Central Catholic ... three-time team captain ... named 2009 Senior All-Star Setter ... recorded over 600 assists as a senior and 53 aces ... helped her club team, Pinellas Heat 17 Elite, to a fifth-place finish at the 2009 Junior Olympics ... also helped her club team qualify for the 2008 Junior Olympics ... member of the National Honor Society ... elected to the position of Executive Council Vice President and served three years as the Student Council Vice President ... named to the Honor Roll three consecutive years ... also participated in Math Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society and was elected Spanish Club President.

BLOCKING ATT PCT ASST SA SOLO ASST DIGS 4 -.750 26 2 0 0 7 4 -.750 26 2 0 0 7

alexandra

HAMMER, #11

juliana

CRUM, #5

Junior • Setter

Freshman • Outside Hitter

San Clemente, Calif. Irvine Valley College Major: Broadcast Journalism

Hacienda Heights, Calif. Troy Major: CLEG

Irvine Valley College: Named 2010 Irvine Valley College Student-Athlete of the Year ... also named First Team All-State as a sophomore and First Team All-Conference as a freshman ... helped her team to the 2009 Orange Empire Conference Championship and third-place finish in the 2009 State Championships ... named to the 2009 All-State Tournament Team ... selected as team captain as a sophomore ... two-time scholar-athlete, State Academic Team honoree and named to the MVP Team.

High School: Helped her club team, Goldenwest, to a thirdplace finish at the 2009 Junior Olympics ... named to the 2009 Junior Olympics All-National Team ... earned three varsity letters in volleyball at Troy High School and helped her team to appearances in the California Division Semifinals in 2008 and 2009 ... named the 2010 Troy High School Female Athlete of the Year ... also named All-CIF Division 2AA as a junior and senior and Freeway League MVP as a junior ... member of the Principal’s Advisory Board for the Future and participated in Best Buddies program.

High School: Helped her team to league championships in both 2006 and 2007 ... led the state of California in assists as a junior and senior ... named team captain all four years ... also named First Team All-League as a junior and senior ... two-time scholar-athlete.

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American University Volleyball virginia FITCH, #14 Freshman • Middle Blocker

megan

Raleigh, N.C. Sanderson Major: Psychology and Studio Art

Little Rock, Ark. Pulaski Academy PHD: Economics

High School: Helped her club team to a ninth-place finish at the 2009 North Carolina Elite AAU Tournament ... also helped her club team qualify for two USAV Junior Olympic National Tournaments ... three-year Academic All-Conference selection ... also earned one varsity letter in swimming ... member of the National Honor Society ... elected as Junior Class President and also participated in Photography Club, Spartan Special Friends, yearbook committee and student government.

FASULES

Graduate Student • Statistician

Megan Fasules begins her first season as the statistician for the Eagles. Fasules is responsible for all in-game and practice statistics and will also assist with video coordination. Fasules graduated from Lake Forest College in 2010 with a bachelors degree in both math and economics. She was a fouryear volleyball letterwinner at Lake Forest and served as the team captain as a senior. She was also a three-time Academic All-Midwest Conference selection and was a member of the 2008-09 Lake Forest College All-Sportsmanship Team.

alexandria MILLER, #2 Freshman • Defensive Specialist

brolley GENSTER Junior • Manager

Wilmington, N.C. John T. Hoggard Major: International Business and Non-Profit Management

Trumbull, Conn. Trumbull Major: Public Communications Minor: Anthropology

High School: Helped John T. Hoggard to three straight Conference Championships from 2006-2009 ... team advanced to the North Carolina State Quarterfinals senior year ... named First Team All-District and First Team All-Area as a junior and senior ... earned Team Defensive Award all three years on varsity ... also earned three varsity letters in softball and two in basketball ... member of the National Honor Society ... also participated in Key Club, Beta Club, E.C. Buddies, Legacy Club and the Art Honors Society.

Brolley Genster returns for his third season as manager of the Eagles. His responsibilities with the team include practice statistics, team communications and travel logistics. He also works closely with the coaches and the various offices within the athletic department. In high school, Genster worked as manager for the varsity men’s basketball and varsity baseball programs for four years.

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American University Volleyball

2009 Season Review • American finished as the Patriot League runner-up in 2009, falling to Army in the Patriot League Championship, 3-0. The Eagles’ appearance in the championship match marked the ninth consecutive year American has played for the conference title. • The Eagles also placed second in the Patriot League regular season standings, finishing the year with an 18-13 overall record and an 11-3 mark in conference play. • 1,813 fans attended American’s third-annual Bender Blue Out match against Georgetown, setting a new Washington, D.C., collegiate volleyball attendance record. This marked the third straight year that more than 1,300 fans attended the Bender Blue Out and broke the previous attendance record of 1,516 set by the Eagles in 2007. • American led the Patriot League in blocks in 2009, totalling 2.16 bps. The Eagles also ranked second in the conference in hitting percentage (.229), kills (12.89), assists (11.67) and opponent hitting percentage (.180).

Krysta Cicala, ‘13 Conference-best 10.41 aps in 2009

• Senior Claire Recht was named First Team A All-Patriot League and to the Patriot League AllT Tournament Team after leading the conference with a .322 hitting percentage and 1.02 bps. She finished h career ranked fourth all-time at American with her 3 career blocks. 357 • Junior Magdalena Tekiel was also named to the A All-Patriot League First Team and Patriot League A All-Tournament Team. Tekiel ranked fourth in the c conference in kills (3.15) and eighth in aces (0.30), finishing her season with 337 kills and 32 aces. • Junior Angelina Waterman was named Second Team All-Patriot League after ranking third in the conference with 3.25 kps and fifth in the conference with 0.32 aps. Waterman totaled a team-high 361 kills and 35 aces for the year. • Freshman Krysta Cicala led the Patriot League with 10.41 aps in 2009, helping guide the Eagles to the conference’s second-highest hitting percentage. Junior Cassandra Ricketts, meanwhile, ranked fifth in the Patriot League with a .293 hitting percentage and 10th in blocks at 0.69 bps. • Nine Eagles were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2009, marking the third consecutive year that American has led the conference in academic honor roll selections. American was also honored with the AVCA Team Academic Award for a ninth consecutive year. 28

Magdalena Tekiel, ‘11 First Team All-Patriot League

8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball 2009 Patriot League Standings Team Army * American Colgate Lehigh Lafayette Bucknell Holy Cross Navy

Conference

Overall

W 12 11 11 7 5 4 3 3

W 26 18 18 14 14 8 5 8

L 2 3 3 7 9 10 11 11

Pct .857 .786 .786 .500 .357 .286 .214 .214

L 5 13 13 16 13 18 24 21

2009 Honors and Awards Claire Recht, ‘10 First Team All-Patriot League Patriot League All-Tournament Team

Pct .839 .581 .581 .467 .519 .308 .172 .276

Magdalena Tekiel, ‘11 First Team All-Patriot League Patriot League All-Tournament Team Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team

Angelina Waterman, ‘11

* - Patriot League Tournament Champion

Second Team All-Patriot League Am American Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team

2009 Patriot League & NCAA Rankings

Cassandra Ricketts, ‘11

Patriot League Team Rankings Category Hitting % Opp. Hitting % Assists Kills Blocks Aces Digs

Rank 2 2 2 2 1 4 7

No. .229 .180 11.67 12.89 2.16 1.46 12.75

Nike Invitational All-Tournament All-T Team Ann Recht, ‘10 First Team All-Patriot League

Patriot League Academ Academic Honor Roll Cynnamon Burns Krysta Cicala Katerina Cinkova Deborah Frantz Katie Ganny Rebecca Heath Claire Recht Ca Cassandra Ricketts Rose Shine

Patriot League Individual Rankings Category Hitting %

Kills Assists Aces Blocks Digs

Player Rank Claire Recht 1 Cassadra Ricketts 5 Ann Recht 6 Angelina Waterman 3 Magdalena Tekiel 4 Krysta Cicala 1 Angelina Waterman 5 Magdalena Tekiel 8 Claire Recht 1 Cassandra Ricketts 10 Cynnamon Burns 8

No. .322 .293 .282 3.25 3.15 10.41 0.32 0.30 1.02 0.69 2.97

Cynammon Burns, ‘10 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

NCAA Team Rankings Category Hitting % Blocks Aces

Rank 75 96 66

No. .229 2.16 1.46

Angelina Waterman, ‘11 Second Team All-Patriot League

NCAA Individual Rankings Category Assists

Player Krsyta Cicala

Rank 70

No. 10.41

8-Time Patriot League Champions

Cassandra Ricketts, ‘11 Nike Invitational All-Tournament Team

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American University Volleyball

2009 Results Overall: 18-13 Date

Opponent

Conference: 11-3 Score

Home: 10-6 Score-by-Game

Away: 7-6 Rec.

Neutral: 1-1 Conf. Rec.

Time

Attend

8/28................ at George Mason ! ............................L, 0-3 ................18-25,24-26,20-25 ....................................... 0-1 ................. 0-0............1:17 ........... 310 8/29................ George Washington ! ........................L,1-3 ................. 25-22,23-25,21-25,21-25 ............................ 0-2 ................. 0-0............1:50 ........... 212 8/29................ Georgetown ! ....................................L,1-3 ................. 20-25,28-26,21-25,23-25 ............................ 0-3 ................. 0-0............2:10 ........ 1,831 9/3.................. at Portland @....................................L,1-3 ................. 27-25,23-25,15-25,22-25 ............................ 0-4 ................. 0-0............2:02 ........... 106 9/4.................. vs New Mexico @ .............................L, 0-3 ................15-25,24-26,24-26 ....................................... 0-5 ................. 0-0............1:39 ............111 9/5.................. at Portland @....................................W, 3-2 ...............14-25,25-14,25-19,16-25,15-4..................... 1-5 ................. 0-0............2:04 ........... 131 9/11 ................ Yale # ................................................L,1-3 .................25-21,19-25,16-25,15-25 ............................. 1-6 ................. 0-0............1:36 ........... 482 9/12................ NJIT # ...............................................W,3-1 ................21-25,25-16,25-20,26-24 ............................. 2-6 ................. 0-0............1:50 ........... 221 9/12................ Virginia Tech # ..................................L,1-3 .................25-21,13-25,14-25,25-27 ............................. 2-7 ................. 0-0............1:49 ........... 500 9/15................ Howard .............................................W, 3-0 ...............25-12,25-20,25-21 ....................................... 3-7 ................. 0-0............1:20 ............114 9/20................ North Carolina .................................W,3-1 ................25-22,15-25,25-21,25-23 ............................. 4-7 ................. 0-0............1:50 ........... 235 9/22................ at Loyola (Md.) ..................................W, 3-0 ...............25-20,25-14,25-19 ....................................... 5-7 ................. 0-0............1:14 ............. 83 9/25................ at Lafayette * ....................................W, 3-0 ...............25-18,25-15,25-21 ....................................... 6-7 ................. 1-0............1:23 ........... 298 9/26................ at Lehigh * ........................................L, 1-3 ................20-25,22-25,25-18,22-25 ............................. 6-8 ................. 1-1............1:36 ........... 157 9/29................ MSU ..................................................W, 3-0 ...............25-23,25-17,25-19 ....................................... 7-8 ................. 1-1............1:27 ........... 102 10/2................ Bucknell * ..........................................W, 3-0 ...............25-14,25-21,25-16 ....................................... 8-8 ................. 2-1............1:25 ........... 256 10/3................ Colgate * ...........................................L, 1-3 ................25-14,23-25,23-25,23-25 ............................. 8-9 ................. 2-2............1:50 ........... 173 10/9................ at Navy * ...........................................W, 3-0 ...............25-16,25-15,25-23 ....................................... 9-9 ................. 3-2............1:20 ........... 146 10/13.............. W&M .................................................L, 1-3 ................16-25,19-25,25-17,20-25 ........................... 9-10 ................. 3-2............1:44 ........... 146 10/16.............. at Army * ...........................................L, 2-3 ................25-23,16-25,25-21,22-25,14-16..................9-11 ................. 3-3............2:22 ........... 457 10/17.............. at Holy Cross * ..................................W, 3-1 ...............25-16,25-18,23-25,25-18 ..........................10-11 ................. 4-3............1:41 ........... 174 10/23.............. Lehigh * ............................................W, 3-0 ...............25-11,25-16,25-21 .................................... 11-11 ................. 5-3............1:15 ........... 323 10/24.............. Lafayette * ........................................W, 3-0 ...............25-11,25-19,25-7 ......................................12-11 ................. 6-3............1:12 ........... 214 10/29.............. Navy * ...............................................W, 3-0 ...............25-18,25-14,25-12 ....................................13-11 ................. 7-3............1:13 ........... 134 11/6 ................ Holy Cross * ......................................W, 3-1 ...............25-14,19-25,25-14,25-11 ..........................14-11 ................. 8-3............1:32 ........... 158 11/7 ................ Army * ...............................................W, 3-1 ...............25-22,25-22,21-25,25-21 ..........................15-11 ................. 9-3............1:50 ........... 208 11/13 .............. at Colgate * .......................................W, 3-1 ...............25-13,25-23,20-25,25-16 ..........................16-11 ............... 10-3............1:35 ........... 439 11/14 .............. at Bucknell * ......................................W, 3-1 ...............26-24,15-25,25-17,25-18 ..........................17-11 ................11-3............1:43 ........... 106 11/21 .............. vs Colgate % ....................................W, 3-0 ..............25-20,25-17,25-11 ....................................18-11 ................11-3............1:08 ........... 588 11/22 .............. at Army % .........................................L, 0-3 ................16-25,16-25,26-28 ................................... 18-12 ................11-3............1:30 ........... 622 11/28 .............. at Albany ...........................................L, 0-3 ................18-25,16-25,11-25 ................................... 18-13 ................11-3............1:25 ............. 91

* - Patriot League Match

Attend.

Dates

Total

Avg.

% - Patriot League Tournament

Total .................. 33 ......... 12630 .......... 383

! - D.C. Volleyball Challenge

Home ................ 13 ........... 6899 .......... 531

@ - Portland Classic

Away ................. 12 ........... 4443 .......... 370

# - American Volleyball Classic

Neutral ................ 8 ........... 1288 .......... 161

• 1,831 fans attended American’s third annual Bender Blue Out on August 29, 2009, setting a new Washington, D.C., collegiate volleyball attendance record.

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8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball

2009 Statistics Overall Statistics Overall: 18-13

Conference: 11-3

Home: 10-6

|-------------------ATTACK----------------|

|----SET----|

Away: 7-6

|--------SERVE-------|

|------DIG-----|

Neutral: 1-1 |---------------BLOCKING----------------|

No.

Name

GP-MP-MS

K

K/G

E

TA

Pct

A

A/G

SA

SA/G

SE

RE

DIG

Dig/G

BS

BA

Tot

B/G

BE

20

Waterman, Angelina

111-31-30

361

3.25

189

1065

.162

15

0.14

35

0.32

66

56

202

1.82

15

50

65

0.59

4

BHE 4

16

Tekiel, Magdalena

107-31-30

337

3.15

138

899

.221

10

0.09

32

0.30

30

30

176

1.64

9

50

34

0.32

4

1

19

Ricketts, Cassandra

111-31-31

259

2.33

78

617

.293

74

0.67

24

0.22

32

3

203

1.83

6

71

77

0.69

11

4

14

Recht, Claire

111-31-29

225

2.03

63

503

.322

5

0.05

14

0.13

34

0

36

0.32

9

104

113

1.02

17

2

8

Recht, Ann

103-30-30

151

1.47

53

348

.282

8

0.08

8

0.08

11

2

19

0.18

11

57

68

0.66

9

1

6

Richardson, Bianca

40-24-2

26

0.65

11

67

.224

2

0.05

8

0.20

9

0

14

0.35

4

15

19

0.47

3

0

12

Cinkova, Katerina

46-26-1

28

0.61

19

110

.082

2

0.04

3

0.07

6

11

34

0.74

0

4

4

0.09

1

0

10

Heath, Rebecca

59-18-1

23

0.39

10

62

.210

7

0.12

3

0.05

5

15

178

3.02

1

0

1

0.02

1

2

9

Shine, Rose

6-4-0

2

0.33

0

2

1.000

0

0.00

0

0.00

1

0

3

0.50

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

7

Cicala, Krysta

110-31-30

26

0.24

17

78

.115

1145

10.41

16

0.15

26

3

203

1.85

8

32

40

0.36

11

12

18

Frantz, Deborah

52-28-1

3

0.06

0

4

.750

2

0.04

1

0.02

4

5

53

1.02

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

3

Burns, Cynnamon

101-29-0

3

0.03

0

6

.500

11

0.11

18

0.18

28

29

300

2.97

0

0

0

0.00

0

4

1

Ganny, Katie

21-15-1

0

0.00

3

4

-.750

26

1.24

2

0.10

1

0

7

0.33

0

0

0

0.00

0

4

American

112-31-31

1549

13.35

526

3619

.283

1385

11.94

256

2.21

318

107

1351

11.65

45

400

245.0 2.11

55

26

Opponents

112-31-31

1207

10.41

604

3450

.175

1108

9.55

107

0.92

198

256

1291

11.13

38

348

212.0 1.83

41

39

Team

5

Conference Statistics Conference: 11-3

Home: 6-1

|-------------------ATTACK----------------| GP-MP-MS

Away: 5-2 |----SET----|

|--------SERVE-------|

Neutral: 0-0 |------DIG-----|

|---------------BLOCKING----------------|

No.

Name

K

K/G

E

TA

Pct

A

A/G

SA

SA/G

SE

RE

DIG

Dig/G

BS

BA

Tot

B/G

BE

16

Tekiel, Magdalena

50-14-14

166

3.32

55

405

.274

4

0.08

13

0.26

11

19

94

1.88

4

12

16

0.32

3

BHE 1

20

Waterman, Angelina

50-14-13

155

3.10

73

446

.184

8

0.16

17

0.34

31

21

83

1.66

3

25

28

0.56

3

1

19

Ricketts, Cassandra

51-14-14

121

2.37

29

256

.359

38

0.75

15

0.29

20

2

94

1.84

2

38

40

0.78

5

2

14

Recht, Claire

51-14-13

112

2.20

25

237

.367

1

0.02

0

0.00

16

0

14

0.27

4

56

60

1.18

8

0

8

Recht, Ann

49-14-14

93

1.90

31

193

.321

5

0.10

5

0.10

2

0

12

0.24

3

32

35

0.71

5

0

10

Heath, Rebecca

16-5-1

16

1.00

2

39

.359

4

0.25

3

0.19

3

4

36

2.25

0

0

0

0.00

1

2

9

Shine, Rose

4-3-0

2

0.50

0

2

1.000

0

0.00

0

0.00

1

0

3

0.75

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

6

Richardson, Bianca

19-13-0

9

0.47

3

17

.353

1

0.05

2

0.11

4

0

3

0.16

3

8

11

0.58

0

0

12

Cinkova, Katerina

20-11-0

9

0.45

3

36

.167

0

0.00

3

0.15

2

6

26

1.30

0

3

3

0.15

0

0

7

Cicala, Krysta

51-14-14

9

0.18

6

29

.103

551

10.80

5

0.10

10

0

97

1.90

3

21

24

0.47

4

7

18

Frantz, Deborah

25-13-1

2

0.08

0

2

1.000

2

0.08

1

0.04

3

2

31

1.24

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

3

Burns, Cynammon

43-12-0

1

0.02

0

2

.500

4

0.09

10

0.23

19

10

137

3.19

0

0

0

0.00

0

0

1

Ganny, Katie

6-5-0

0

0.00

0

0

.000

1

0.17

0

0.00

0

0

2

0.33

0

0

0

0.00

0

1

American

51-14-14

695

13.63

227

1665

.281

619

12.14

74

1.45

122

68

632

12.39

22

195

119.5 2.34

29

14

Opponents

51-14-14

523

10.25

312

1619

.130

472

9.25

68

1.33

82

74

613

12.02

19

146

92.0

27

12

Team

4

8-Time Patriot League Champions

1.80

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American University Volleyball

All-Time Award Winners All-America Honorable Mention Karla Kucerkova ..............2002, 2003 Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2004 Rubena Sukaj ........2006, 2007, 2008

Rubena Sukaj, ‘09 3-Time All-America Honorable Mention

Patriot League Tournament MVP Karla Kucerkova ..............2001, 2003 Natacha Cornaz ..............2002, 2004 Chelsa Brooks ........................... 2005 Elizabeth Maloney ..................... 2006 Christina Nash ........................... 2007 Rubena Sukaj ............................ 2008 First-Team All-Patriot League Cutrina Biddulph ....2003, 2004, 2005 Chelsa Brooks .................2006, 2007 Ivana Cebakova ........................ 2008 Karla Kucerkova ....2001, 2002, 2003 Elizabeth Maloney ..................... 2005 Courtney Mulford ....................... 2004 Christina Nash ........................... 2008 Claire Recht............................... 2009 Rubena Sukaj ........2006, 2007, 2008 Magdalena Tekiel ..................... 2009 Sabrina Vasconselos .......2001, 2003

All-Region Team Ajola Berisha ...................1998, 2000 Karla Kucerkova ..............2002, 2003 Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2004 Rubena Sukaj ........2006, 2007, 2008

Patriot League Player of the Year Karla Kucerkova ....2001, 2002, 2003 Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2004 Rubena Sukaj ........2006, 2007, 2008 Patriot League Setter of the Year Christina Nash .................2006, 2008

PL Rookie of the Year Sabrina Vasconselos ................. 2001 Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2002 Chelsa Brooks ........................... 2004 Rebecca Heath......................... 2008 Patriot League Coach of the Year Barry Goldberg ..............2001, 2006

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Patriot League All-Tournament Cynammon Burns..................... 2007 Ivana Cebakova ........................ 2008 Christina Nash .................2006, 2008 Ann Recth.................................. 2006 Claire Recth............................... 2009 Cassandra Ricketts ................. 2007 Rubena Sukaj ........2006, 2007, 2008 Magdalena Tekiel ..................... 2009 CAA Player of the Year Ajola Berisha ...................1998, 2000 CAA Rookie of the Year Shirley Smiekel.......................... 1995 CAA Coach of the Year Kizzie Mailander ........................ 1987 Barry Goldberg ....1990, 1997, 2000 CAA Tournament MVP Heather Wintermeyer ................ 1997 Edis Bonati ................................ 1998

All-Region Honorable Mention Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2002

Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year Ivana Cebakova ..............2007, 2008

Sabrina Vasconselos ................. 2004 Angelina Waterman.. ............... 2009

Cutrina Biddulph, ‘06 4-Time All-Patriot League

Second Team All-Patriot League Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2002 Daria Bobko............................... 2001 Chelsa Brooks ........................... 2004 Ivana Cebakova ........................ 2007 Natacha Cornaz ..............2003, 2004 Cathy Fluegeman ...................... 2002 Elizabeth Maloney ..................... 2004 Courtney Mulford .............2002, 2003 Eneida Muzhaqi......................... 2001 Christina Nash .................2005, 2006 Rubena Sukaj ............................ 2005 Judit Szekelyhidi..............2001, 2002

First Team All-CAA Edis Bonati ................................ 1998 Francine Courtat........................ 1995 Tricia Gilbert ....................1989, 1990 Alice Gross ................................ 1993 Sherita Hall ......................1993, 1994 Jennifer Klutznick ...................... 1991 Vendula Kurkova .............1996, 1997 Silvia Panak............................... 1999 Natasha Sylvain ..............1992, 1994 Judit Szekelyhidi........................ 2000 Lea Windlin................................ 1991 Heather Wintermeyer .... 1997, 1998, 1999 Second Team All-CAA Ajola Berisha ............................. 1999 Edis Bonati ................................ 1997 Karin Churchfield ............1987, 1988 Tricia Gilbert .........................1987-88 Vendula Kurcova ....................... 1995 Silvia Panak............................... 2000 Shirley Smiekel* ...................1995-98 Natasha Sylvain ........................ 1990 Jamie Versteegen...................... 1989 Maria Zhuravleva....................... 2000 * denotes 4-time recipient

8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball

All-Time Academic Award Winners National Academic Volleyball Player of the Year Karla Kucerkova ..............2002, 2003

Karla Kucerkova, ‘04 2-Time National Academic Player of the Year

First Team Academic All-America Vendula Kurkova ....................... 1997 Karla Kucerkova ..............2002, 2003 Second Team Academic All-America Vendula Kurkova ....................... 1998 Natalie Hand.............................. 2002 Regional Academic All-America Vendula Kurkova ....................... 1996 Natalie Hand....................2001, 2002 Karla Kucerkova ..............2001, 2002 Rubena Sukaj ..................2007, 2008

Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Erin Allgaier* .........................2001-04 Cutrina Biddulph ........................ 2003 Daria Bobko* ....................2001-2004 Julia Borecka ............................. 2006 Chelsa Brooks ........................... 2007 Cynammon Burns............2008, 2009 Ivana Cebakova ........................ 2006 Krysta Cicala............................ 2009 Katerina Cinkova .... 2007, 2008, 2009 Natacha Cornaz* ..................2001-04 Jennifer Cosco* ....................2002-05 Catherine Fluegeman* .........2001-04 Deborah Frantz .....2007, 2008,2009 Katie Ganny ............................. 2009 Natalie Hand....................2001, 2002 Rebecca Heath...............2008, 2009 Sarah Jankowitz ..............2007, 2008 Malie Krauss.............................. 2006 Karla Kucerkova ....2001, 2002, 2003 Elizabeth Maloney*...............2003-06 Courtney Mulford ...................... 2001 Christina Nash* ....................2005-08 Tessa Paginini .................2005, 2006 Ann Recht..............2006, 2007, 2008 Claire Recht* ....................2006-2009 Cassandra Ricketts..... 2007, 2008, 2009 Rose Shine ................................ 2009 Emily Springer ........................... 2005 Tara Stradling ..................2005, 2006 Logan Striebel .......2005, 2006, 2007 Rubena Sukaj* .....................2005-08 Judit Szekelyhidi........................ 2001 Magdalena Tekiel ..................... 2008 Jessica Tuthill ........................... 2001 a Vasconcelos* ..........2001-04 Sabrina * denotess 4-time recipient

CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year Tricia Gilbert .............................. 1990

American University Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Tricia Gilbert .............................. 1990 Sabrina Vasconcelos ................. 2004

Natalie Hand, ‘04 2003 Marshall Scholar

Marshall Scholar Natalie Hand.............................. 2003 Barbara J. Reimann Post-Graduate Scholar Karla Kucerkova ........................ 2003 Catherine Fluegeman ................ 2005 AVCA Team Academic Award 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10

Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year Karla Kucerkova ..............2003, 2004 Patriot League Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Karla Kucerkova ....2001, 2002, 2003 Christina Nash, ‘09 4-Time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

8-Time Patriot League Champions

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American University Volleyball

Career Records Kills:

Service Aces:

Digs Per Game:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rubena Sukaj............2,097 ........2005-08 Karla Kucerkova ........1,765 ........2000-03 Natasha Sylvain ........1,660 ........1990-94 Vendula Kurcova .......1,568 ........1995-98 Cutrina Biddulph........1,434 ........2002-05

Rubena Sukaj...............294 ........2005-08 Jami Versteegen ..........239 ........1987-89 Yvie Fabella..................228 ........1990-93 Shirley Smiekel ............223 ........1995-98 Francine Courtat ..........223 ........1993-95

Ivana Cebakova ..........3.66 ........2006-08 Natasha Sylvain ..........3.59 ........1990-94 Karin Churchfield.........2.91 ........1987-89 Ajola Berisha ...............2.61 ........1998-01 Alice Gross ..................2.60 ........1993-94

Kills Per Game:

Aces Per Game:

Assists:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Rubena Sukaj..............4.57 ........2005-08 Karla Kucerkova ..........4.56 ........2000-03 Ajola Berisha ...............4.01 ........1998-01 Heather Wintermeyer ..3.60 ........1997-99 Vendula Kurcova .........3.50 ........1995-98

Jami Versteegen ............73 ........1987-89 Rubena Sukaj.................70 ........2005-08 Francine Courtat ............60 ........1993-95 Elizabeth Maloney ..........55 ........2003-06 Silvia Panak ...................53 ........1999-00

Shirley Smiekel .........5,273 ........1995-98 Tricia Gilbert ..............4,215 ........1987-90 Christina Nash...........3,949 ........2005-08 Alice Gross ................2,651 ........1993-94 Silvia Panak ..............2,470 ........1999-00

Solo Blocks:

Assists Per Game:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sherita Hall...................132 ........1992-95 Karin Churchfield............97 ........1987-90 Natasha Sylvain .............87 ........1990-94 Cutrina Biddulph.............85 ........2002-05 Chelsa Brooks ................78 ........2004-07

Silvia Panak ..............12.05 ........1999-00 Shirley Smiekel ......... 11.17 ........1995-98 Alice Gross ................10.40 ........1993-94 Tricia Gilbert ................9.28 ........1987-90 Christina Nash.............9.04 ........2005-08

Block Assists: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Chelsa Brooks ..............349 ........2004-07 Cutrina Biddulph...........326 ........2002-05 Claire Recht .................316 ........2006-09 Sherita Hall...................301 ........1992-95 Natasha Sylvain ...........229 ........1990-94

Total Blocks: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sherita Hall...................433 ........1992-95 Chelsa Brooks ..............427 ........2004-07 Cutrina Biddulph........... 411 ........2002-05 Claire Recht .................357 ........2006-09 Natasha Sylvain ...........316 ........1990-94

Digs:

Vendula Kurcova, ‘99 1,568 Career Kills

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Natasha Sylvain ........1,865 ........1990-94 Ivana Cebakova ........1,212 ........2006-08 Theresa Flynn ..............987 ........1988-91 Jennifer Giordano.........958 ........1991-94 Karin Churchfield..........954 ........1987-90

Ivana Cebakova, ‘09 1,212 Career Digs

Team Single Season Records

Individual Single Match Records

Team Single Match Records

Most Matches: ............................... 42 ........1994 Most Wins:..................................... 34 ........1994 Most Conference Wins: ................. 14 ....6 times Best Winning Percentage: .......... .882 ........1997 Longest Win Streak: ...................... 23 ........1994 Fewest Losses: ............................... 4 ....3 times Most Kills: ................................. 2,071 ........1994 Most Kills Per Game: ............... 16.24 ........2000 Most Attack Attempts: ............... 5,427 ........1994 Highest Hitting Percentage:........ .305 ........2001 Most Aces: .................................. 412 .......1988 Most Aces Per Game: ............... 3.05 ........1988 Most Digs: ............................... 2,575 ........1994 Most Digs Per Game: .............. 17.31 .......1992 Most Solo Blocks: ....................... 147 .......1992 Most Block Assists: .................... 477 ........2007 Most Total Blocks: ...................... 384 .......1997 Most Blocks Per Game: .............. 3.2 .......1997 Most Assists: ........................... 1,817 .......1994 Most Assists Per Game: .......... 14.40 ........1998

Most Kills: ...................... 38 .................Lea Windlin

Most Kills: ...................... 97 .................. vs. Purdue

..................................vs. St. Bonaventure, 9/22/91

....................................................................9/15/00

Most Attack Attempts: .... 85 .................Lea Windlin

Most Attack Attempts: .. 273 ...........vs. Connecticut

..................................vs. St. Bonaventure, 9/22/91

....................................................................10/1/94

Highest Hitting Pct.: ... .847 .............. Ajola Berisha

Most Aces: ..................... 25 ........ vs. East Carolina

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(min. 10 attempts): ......................vs. Army, 9/5/98 Most Aces: ..................... 12 ......... Ivana Cebakova ...............................................at Lehigh, 11/7/2008 Most Solo Blocks: ............ 9 ......... Stephanie Elliott ................................................... vs. Howard, 1988 Most Block Assists:........ 11 .........Shannon Holeva

..................................................................11/12/88 Most Solo Blocks: .......... 14 ........ vs. Towson State ....................................................................9/22/98 Most Assisted Blocks:.... 30 .. vs. Lafayette 10/24/09 ....................................................vs. JMU 11/22/91 Most Total Blocks: ......... 20 ................... vs. Drexel ....................................................................10/2/93

.................................vs. James Madison, 11/22/91

Most Digs: ................... 159 .....vs. James Madison

Most Total Blocks: ......... 13 ................ Kristi Schott

..................................................................11/22/91

................................................. vs. Liberty, 10/3/92

Most Assists: ................. 94 ...................... vs. VCU

Most Digs: ..................... 49 .................Lea Windlin

....................................................................9/29/91

.................................vs. James Madison, 11/22/91

Highest Hitting %: ....... .673 ......... vs. Coppin State

Most Assists: ................. 75 ........................3 times

........................10/8/98

8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball

Individual Single Season Records Kills:

Aces:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2.

Lea Windlin ..................... 738 ..........1991 Rubena Sukaj.................. 637 ..........2007 Karla Kucerkova .............. 598 ..........2003 Vendula Kurcova ............. 554 ..........1996 Francine Courtat ............. 551 ..........1995 Rubena Sukaj.................. 540 ..........2006 Karla Kucerkova .............. 513 ..........2002 Rubena Sukaj.................. 494 ..........2008 Cutrina Biddulph.............. 487 ..........2005 Francine Courtat ............. 475 ..........1994

Jami Versteegen ............... 91 ..........1988 Elizabeth Maloney ............. 85 ..........2005 Francine Courtat ............... 85 ..........1995 4. Rubena Sukaj.................... 81 ..........2005 Francine Courtat ............... 81 ..........1994 6. Rubena Sukaj.................... 80 ..........2006 7. Yvie Fabella....................... 79 ..........1991 8. Rubena Sukaj.................... 77 ..........2007 Jami Versteegen ............... 77 ..........1989 10. 2 players tied ..................... 73

Kills Per Game:

Aces Per Game:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Karla Kucerkova ............. 5.81 ..........2003 Rubena Sukaj................. 5.49 ..........2007 Lea Windlin .................... 5.33 ..........1991 Rubena Sukaj................. 5.00 ..........2006 Francine Courtat ............ 4.79 ..........1995 Karla Kucerkova ............. 4.63 ..........2001 Karla Kucerkova ............. 4.58 ..........2002 Ajola Berisha .................. 4.37 ..........2000 Rubena Sukaj................. 4.37 ..........2008 10. Edis Bonati ..................... 4.23 ..........1998

1. 2. 3.

Hitting Percentage:

Total Blocks:

(minimum 150 attempts) 1. Courtney Mulford............ .421 ..........2004 2. Natacha Cornaz ............. .400 ..........2002 3. Heather Wintermeyer ..... .399 ..........1999 4. Christina Nash................ .384 ..........2007 5. Christina Nash................ .380 ..........2008 6. Heather Wintermeyer .... .375 ..........1997 7. Natacha Cornaz ............. .354 ..........2001 8. Chelsa Brooks ................ .351 ..........2006 9. Cutrina Biddulph............. .348 ..........2004 10. 3 players tied .................. .346

1. 2. 3. 4.

Jami Versteegen .............. .95 ..........1987 Natacha Cornaz ............... .77 ..........2001 Rubena Sukaj................... .74 ..........2006 Francine Courtat .............. .74 ..........1995 5. Jami Versteegen .............. .73 ..........1988 6. Elizabeth Maloney ............ .70 ..........2005 7. Beth Walrath..................... .69 ..........1987 8. Rubena Sukaj................... .67 ..........2005 9. Rubena Sukaj................... .66 ..........2007 10. Elizabeth Maloney ............ .65 ..........2006 Sherita Hall...................... 172 ..........1994 Shannon Holeva.............. 131 ..........1991 Sherita Hall...................... 130 ..........1992 Claire Recht .................... 128 ..........2007 Cutrina Biddulph.............. 128 ..........2005 6. Chelsa Brooks ................. 124 ..........2006 7. Sherita Hall.......................118 ..........1993 8. Megan Turner ...................117 ..........1993 9. Cutrina Biddulph...............116 ..........2004 10. Claire Recht .....................113 ..........2006

Solo Blocks: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9.

Sherita Hall........................ 54 ..........1994 Sherita Hall........................ 49 ..........1992 Karin Churchfield............... 47 ..........1987 Stephanie Elliott ................ 44 ..........1989 Natasha Sylvain ................ 38 ..........1992 Karin Churchfield............... 38 ..........1989 Cutrina Biddulph................ 31 ..........2005 Shannon Holeva................ 26 ..........1991 Chelsa Brooks ................... 25 ..........2006 Sherita Hall........................ 25 ..........1993

Block Assists: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sherita Hall.......................118 ..........1994 Claire Recht .....................113 ..........2007 Shannon Holeva.............. 105 ..........1991 Chelsa Brooks ................... 99 ..........2006 Cutrina Biddulph................ 97 ..........2005 Megan Turner .................... 97 ..........1993 7. Sherita Hall........................ 93 ..........1993 8. Claire Recht ...................... 92 ..........2008 Cutrina Biddulph................ 92 ..........2004 10. Ann Recht ......................... 87 ..........2006

Heather Wintermeyer, ‘00 .399 Hitting Percentage in 1999

Attack Attempts: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lea Windlin .................. 1,784 ..........1991 Rubena Sukaj............... 1,446 ..........2007 Vendula Kurcova .......... 1,429 ..........1996 Francine Courtat .......... 1,282 ..........1995 Karla Kucerkova ........... 1,268 ..........2003 Natasha Sylvain ........... 1,218 ..........1994 Rubena Sukaj............... 1,212 ..........2006 Natasha Sylvain ........... 1,191 ..........1992 Francine Courtat ...........1,115 ..........1994 Rubena Sukaj............... 1,105 ..........2008

Blocks Per Game: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Sherita Hall..................... 1.25 ..........1994 Claire Recht ................... 1.20 ..........2007 Sherita Hall..................... 1.17 ..........1992 Chelsa Brooks ................ 1.16 ..........2006 Cutrina Biddulph............. 1.10 ..........2004 Cutrina Biddulph............. 1.06 ..........2005 Ann Recht ...................... 1.05 ..........2006 Megan Turner ................. 1.05 ..........1993 9. Claire Recht ................... 1.02 ..........2009 10. Sherita Hall....................... .99 ..........1993

8-Time Patriot League Champions

Chelsa Brooks, ‘08 124 Total Blocks in 2006

Digs: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Natasha Sylvain .............. 735 ..........1994 Lea Windlin .................... 564 ..........1991 Natasha Sylvain .............. 492 ..........1992 Ivana Cebakova .............. 420 ..........2006 Ivana Cebakova ...............411 ..........2007 Jennifer Conner............... 403 ..........1996 Francine Courtat ............ 396 ..........1994 Jennifer Cosco ................ 385 ..........2005 Ivana Cebakova .............. 381 ..........2008 Jennifer Giordano............ 372 ..........1992

Digs Per Game: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Natasha Sylvain ............. 5.10 ..........1994 Lea Windlin ................... 4.03 ..........1991 Ivana Cebakova ............. 3.96 ..........2006 Natasha Sylvain ............. 3.90 ..........1992 Ivana Cebakova ............. 3.61 ..........2007 Sabrina Vasconcelos ...... 3.60 ..........2004 Ivana Cebakova ............. 3.43 ..........2008 Jennifer Conner.............. 3.30 ..........1996 Jennifer Cosco ............... 3.29 ..........2005 Jessica Tuthill ................. 3.25 ..........2003

Assists: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Alice Gross ................... 1,610 ..........1994 Shirley Smiekel ............ 1,420 ..........1998 Jennifer Klutznick ......... 1,381 ..........1991 Shirley Smiekel ............ 1,323 ..........1995 Shirley Smiekel ............ 1,290 ..........1997 Silvia Panak ................. 1,274 ..........1999 Shirley Smiekel ............ 1,266 ..........1996 Tricia Gilbert ................ 1,234 ..........1988 Silvia Panak ................. 1,196 ..........2000 Christina Nash.............. 1,181 ..........2008

Assists Per Game: 1. 2 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Shirley Smiekel ............ 12.68 ..........1998 Silvia Panak ................. 12.08 ..........2000 Silvia Panak ................. 12.02 ..........1999 Tricia Gilbert ..................11.68 ..........1987 Shirley Smiekel ............11.60 ..........1995 Sabrina Vasconcelos .....11.35 ..........2003 Alice Gross ....................11.18 ..........1994 Courtney Mulford...........11.13 ..........2004 Shirley Smiekel ............ 10.90 ..........1997 Courtney Mulford.......... 10.73 ..........2002

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Year-By-Year Season Leaders Kills:

Solo Blocks:

Digs:

1987: Jami Versteegen ........................184 1988: Jami Versteegen ........................369 1989: Jami Versteegen ........................ 419 1990: Natasha Sylvain ......................... 416 1991: Lea Windlin .............................. 738* 1992: Natasha Sylvain .........................433 1993: Natasha Sylvain .........................327 1994: Natasha Sylvain .........................469 1995: Francine Courtat ........................551 1996: Vendula Kurcova........................554 1997: Vendula Kurcova........................422 1998: Edis Bonati .................................469 1999: Heather Wintermeyer ................456 2000: Ajola Berisha.............................. 411 2001: Karla Kucerkova ........................426 2002: Karla Kucerkova ....................... 513 2003: Karla Kucerkova ........................598 2004: Cutrina Biddulph ........................431 2005: Cutrina Biddulph ........................487 2006: Rubena Sukaj ............................540 2007: Rubena Sukaj ............................637 2008: Rubena Sukaj ............................494 2009: Angelina Waterman .........................361

1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000:

Karin Churchfield .........................47 N/A Stephanie Elliott ...........................44 Shannon Holeva ..........................20 Shannon Holeva ..........................26 Sherita Hall ..................................49 Sherita Hall ..................................25 Sherita Hall ................................ 54* Vendula Kurcova..........................13 Jill Ferguson ................................23 Heather Wintermeyer ..................22 Ajola Berisha................................18 Heather Wintermeyer ..................14 Judit Szekelyhidi .......................... 17 Judit Szekelyhidi .......................... 11 Cutrina Biddulph ..........................21 Natacha Cornaz...........................13 Cutrina Bidduplh ..........................24 Cutrina Biddulph ..........................31 Chelsa Brooks .............................25 Chelsa Brooks .............................18 Claire Recht .................................15 Ann Recht .................................... 11

2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

Karin Churchfield .......................129 Karin Churchfield .......................165 Karin Churchfield .......................359 Karin Churchfield .......................301 Lea Windlin ................................564 Natasha Sylvain .........................492 Natasha Sylvain .........................362 Natasha Sylvain ....................... 735* Shannon Jaax ............................ 318 Jennifer Conner .........................403 Vendula Kurcova........................270 Edis Bonati .................................297 Heather Wintermeyer ................285 Ajola Berisha ............................250 Silvia Panak ...............................250 Karla Kucerkova ........................240 Natalie Hand ..............................338 Karla Kucerkova ........................284 Sabrina Vasconcelos .................364 Jennifer Cosco ...........................385 Ivana Cebakova .........................420 Ivana Cebakova ......................... 411 Ivana Cebakova .........................133 Cynammon Burns ......................300

Aces: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

Jami Versteegen .......................... 71 Jami Versteegen .........................91* Jami Versteegen ..........................77 Theresa Flynn .............................. 51 Alyson Krebs-Degang ................. 51 Yvie Fabella .................................79 Yvie Fabella .................................73 Francine Courtat ..........................57 Francine Courtat ..........................81 Francine Courtat ..........................85 Jill Ferguson ................................62 Pavlina Klimova ...........................58 Shirley Smiekel ............................58 Shirley Smiekel ............................50 Silvia Panak .................................52 Silvia Panak .................................56 Natacha Cornaz...........................67 Courtney Mulford .........................55 Sabrina Vasconselos ...................40 Courtney Mulford .........................48 Elizabeth Maloney .......................85 Rubena Sukaj ..............................80 Rubena Sukaj ..............................77 Ivana Cebakova ...........................69 Angelina Waterman .....................35

Elizabeth Maloney, ‘07 85 Aces in 2005

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Assists:

Jill Ferguson, ‘96 84 Block Assists in 1996

Block Assists: 1987: 1988: 1989: 1990: 1991: 1992: 1993: 1994: 1995: 1996: 1997: 1998: 1999: 2000: 2001: 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009:

Karin Churchfield .........................45 N/A Stephanie Elliott ...........................44 Natasha Sylvain ...........................58 Shannon Holeva ........................105 Sherita Hall ..................................81 Megan Turner ..............................93 Sherita Hall ...............................118* Shirley Smiekel ............................46 Jill Ferguson ................................84 Carissa Converse ........................ 71 Heather Wintermeyer ..................56 Maria Zhuravleva .........................53 Judit Szekelyhidi ..........................61 Judit Szekelyhidi ..........................72 Natacha Cornaz...........................61 Cutrina Biddulph ..........................80 Cutrina Biddulph ..........................92 Cutrina Biddulph ..........................97 Chelsa Brooks .............................99 Claire Recht ............................... 113 Claire Recht .................................92 Claire Recht ...............................104

1987: Tricia Gilbert ..............................876 1988: Tricia Gilbert ............................1234 1989: Tricia Gilbert ............................ 1151 1990: Tricia Gilbert ..............................954 1991: Jennifer Klutznick ....................1381 1992: Jennifer Klutznick ......................845 1993: Alice Gross .............................. 1041 1994: Alice Gross ............................ 1610* 1995: Shirley Smiekel ........................1323 1996: Shirley Smiekel ........................1266 1997: Shirley Smiekel ........................1290 1998: Shirley Smiekel ........................1420 1999: Silvia Panak ............................. 1274 2000: Silvia Panak ............................. 1196 2001: Sabrina Vasconcelos ............... 1010 2002: Courtney Mulford .....................1052 2003: Sabrina Vasconselos .................759 2004: Courtney Mulford ..................... 1169 2005: Christina Nash ........................... 817 2006: Christina Nash ...........................830 2007: Christina Nash ......................... 1112 2008 Christina Nash ......................... 1181 2009: Krysta Cicala ........................... 1145 * denotes single-season record g

Silvia Panak, ‘01 1,274 Assists in 1999

8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball

All-Time Series Records Albany ....................................................... 0-2 Arizona ...................................................... 0-4 Arkansas State...........................................0-1 Army ........................................................21-5 Binghamton ................................................1-0 Boston College...........................................1-0 Bowie State ................................................1-0 Brigham Young ......................................... 0-3 Bucknell ................................................. 24-1 Buffalo ........................................................0-1 Butler ..........................................................0-1 California-Berkley ......................................0-1 California-Riverside ...................................1-0 California-Santa Barbara .......................... 0-2 Canisius .....................................................1-0 Central Michigan ........................................1-0 Charleston ..................................................1-0 Cincinnati .................................................. 2-0 Coastal Carolina ........................................1-0 Colgate ....................................................19-2 Colorado.................................................... 0-2 Colorado State .......................................... 0-2 Columbia ................................................... 4-0 Clarion ........................................................1-0 Connecticut ............................................... 2-0 Coppin State .......................................... 13-0 Cornell ....................................................... 3-0 Dartmouth ..................................................1-0 Davidson ................................................... 2-0 Delaware ....................................................7-2 Delaware State ..........................................8-1 Drexel ........................................................ 5-4 Duke ...........................................................1-3 Duquesne .................................................. 4-0 East Carolina ........................................... 17-2 Eastern Kentucky .......................................0-1 Eastern Washington...................................1-0 Evansville ...................................................0-1 Florida ....................................................... 0-2 Florida International ...................................1-0 Fairleigh Dickinson ....................................2-1 Fordham .................................................... 2-0 Furman .......................................................1-0 Gardner-Webb ...........................................1-0 George Mason ......................................14-17 George Washington ................................5-7 Georgetown ............................................12-8 Georgia ..................................................... 0-2 Gonzaga.....................................................1-0 Hampton....................................................1-0 Hartford ......................................................1-1 Harvard ......................................................1-0

Hofstra........................................................1-2 Holy Cross ............................................. 19-0 Howard ................................................... 24-2 Illinois-Chicago ..........................................0-1 Illinois State................................................1-1 Indiana (Pa.) .............................................. 2-0 James Madison ......................................13-14 Juniata ....................................................... 0-2 Kentucky ....................................................1-0 Kent State ..................................................1-0 Lafayette ................................................ 17-1 La Salle ..................................................... 6-0 Lehigh ..................................................... 17-2 Liberty ....................................................... 6-2 Long Beach State .................................... 0-6 Louisville ................................................... 0-2 Loyola (Md.) ............................................ 17-2 Manhattan ................................................. 3-0 Marist ........................................................ 3-0 Marshall..................................................... 2-0 Marquette ...................................................0-1 Maryland ....................................................0-7 Maryland-Baltimore County .................17-3 Maryland-Eastern Shore ........................ 13-0 Memphis State ...........................................0-1 Miami (Ohio) .............................................. 2-0 Miami (Fla.) ................................................1-0 Michigan .................................................... 0-2 Michigan State ...........................................0-1 Minnesota...................................................0-1 Missouri ......................................................1-0 Morehead State .........................................0-1 Morgan State ..........................................21-0 Morris Brown ..............................................1-0 N.J.I.T. ....................................................... 4-0 Navy ........................................................ 26-2 Nebraska ....................................................0-1 Nevada-Las Vegas ...................................1-2 New Mexico................................................0-1 New Mexico State ......................................0-1 New Orleans ............................................. 2-0 Niagara ...................................................... 3-0 Norfolk State ..............................................1-0 North Carolina........................................... 1-6 North Carolina Central...............................1-0 North Carolina State ..................................1-1 Northern Iowa ............................................0-1 UNC-Asheville ...........................................0-1 UNC-Wilmington ......................................17-4 Oklahoma ...................................................0-1 Penn State ................................................ 0-5 Pennsylvania ............................................. 2-0

Pepperdine ................................................ 0-2 Pittsburgh .................................................. 0-6 Portland ......................................................1-1 Providence ................................................ 2-0 Purdue ........................................................1-0 Quinnipiac ..................................................1-0 Radford ......................................................1-0 Rider .......................................................... 6-0 Robert Morris ............................................ 6-0 Rutgers ...................................................... 2-0 Sacred Heart ..............................................1-0 San Diego ..................................................0-1 San Francisco ........................................... 2-0 San Jose State...........................................0-1 Santa Clara ................................................0-1 Siena ..........................................................1-0 South Carolina .......................................... 0-3 South Florida..............................................1-1 Southern California ....................................0-1 Southern Illinois .........................................0-1 St. Bonaventure .........................................2-1 St. Francis ..................................................1-0 St. John’s....................................................0-1 St. Louis .....................................................0-1 St. Peter’s .................................................. 3-0 Syracuse ....................................................1-1 Temple....................................................... 2-4 Tennessee-Chattanooga ...........................1-0 Texas-Arlington ..........................................0-1 Texas A&M .................................................0-1 Texas Tech .................................................0-1 Towson ..................................................... 9-3 Vermont ......................................................1-0 Villanova .....................................................2-2 Virginia .......................................................0-1 Virginia Commonwealth .......................... 16-3 Virginia Tech ............................................. 0-4 Wagner .......................................................1-0 West Virginia ............................................. 0-2 Western Carolina .....................................1-0 Western Kentucky ..................................... 0-2 William & Mary .....................................13-11 Wisconsin .................................................. 0-4 Yale ............................................................2-1 Youngstown State ......................................1-0 Bold denotes 2010 opponent

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Year-By-Year Results 1987 (9-23) Towson State 8-15, 9-15, 14-16 JMU 6-15, 6-15, 2-15 North Carolina 5-15, 6-15, 5-15 W. Kentucky 6-15, 14-16, 6-15 G. Washington 3-15, 3-15, 8-15 Towson State 15-7, 15-4 Drexel 15-10, 8-15, 15-13 La Salle 15-11, 15-7 Navy 5-15, 4-15 GMU* 1-3 W&M* 9-15, 4-15, 1-15 JMU* 9-15, 15-4, 2-15, 2-15 Navy 6-15, 10-15, 2-15 Maryland 14-16, 0-15, 7-15 East Carolina* 15-13, 16-14, 15-12 UNCW* 6-15, 11-15, 14-16 Howard 11-15, 8-15, 16-14, 15-3, 1-15 Hofstra 8-15, 15-12, 14-16 Lafayette 9-15, 8-15 Drexel 0-2 Michigan 6-15, 7-15 Georgetown 0-3 Coppin State 3-0 UMBC 3-2 UMES 3-1 Delaware State 1-3 Delaware 0-3 Robert Morris 3-1 Loyola 2-3 Loyola 3-2 GMU** 16-14, 14-16, 13-15, 10-15 JMU** 4-15, 6-15, 7-15 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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1988 Information Is Unavailable.

1989 (25-11, 4-1) Clarion 15-6, 15-9, 15-5 UMBC 15-9, 15-9, 15-6 Juniata 15-9, 11-15, 7-15, 7-15 Indiana (Pa) 16-14, 11-15, 16-14, 13-15, 15-10 Navy 15-4, 10-15, 14-16, 16-14, 10-15 Georgetown 8-15, 15-10, 5-15, 19-17, 0-15 Towson State 15-5, 15-11, 8-15, 15-1 Coppin State 15-8, 15-2, 15-13 Drexel 12-15, 15-13, 11-5, 13-15 Maryland 15-13, 4-15, 6-15 2-15 Towson State 15-4, 7-15, 15-9, 15-10 Loyola 15-4, 15-5, 15-8 Navy 15-9, 15-11, 10-15, 16-14 G. Washington 12-15, 7-15, 15-12, 3-15 Morgan State 15-3, 15-9, 15-2 Coppin State 15-8, 15-4, 15-12 GMU* 10-15, 16-14, 15-2, 15-10 Bucknell 15-11, 15-12, 15-10 VCU 17-15, 11-15, 15-7, 15-9 Delaware State 15-9, 15-7, 15-6 Duquesne 15-4, 15-9, 12 W&M* 5-15, 13-15, 10-15 JMU* 15-12, 15-4, 15-10 ECU* 9-15, 15-9, 15-3, 15-4 UNCW* 12-15, 15-7, 15-3, 15-8 Morgan State 15-6, 15-3, 15-4 Umes 15-5, 15-2, 15-6 UMBC 15-12, 15-12, 15-7 Loyola 15-7, 15-5, 15-8 La Salle 15-12, 11-15, 16-14, 15-12 Fairleigh Dickinson 6-15, 9-15, 15-11, 9-15 Howard 8-15, 15-2, 15-5, 15-10 UMBC 15-1, 15-13, 16-14 Liberty 15-9, 10-15, 6-15, 7-15 JMU** 7-15, 10-15, 15-9, 6-15 GMU** 15-4, 7-15, 15-5, 3-15, 12-15 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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1990 (23-11, 3-2) Morgan State Coppin State UMBC Delaware State Maryland ECU UMBC Navy JMU Robert Morris St. Bonaventure JMU*

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15-1, 15-0, 15-3 15-8, 15-0, 15-2 6-15, 16-14, 10-15, 7-15 15-8, 15-6, 15-8 4-15, 9-15, 10-15 15-11, 12-15, 15-11, 15-11 4-15, 10-15, 16-14, 15-11, 15-2 15-6, 10-15, 15-8, 1-15, 15-8 4-15, 14-16, 4-15 15-5, 15-12, 15-6 15-5, 12-15, 15-11, 15-10 12-15, 11-15, 15-0, 15-10, 15-7

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W&M* 6-15, 13-15, 7-15 UMBC 15-2, 15-6, 16-18, 15-9 Coppin State 15-4, 15-5, 15-7 ECU* 9-15, 15-10, 15-6, 5-15, 15-13 UNCw* 14-16, 3-15, 13-15 UNC 15-6, 15-7, 15-5 GMU* 15-11, 15-12, 16-14 Liberty 15-13, 15-10, 8-15, 15-9 Drexel 13-15, 12-15, 10-15 Bowie State 15-2, 15-2, 15-0 Morgan State 15-9, 15-2, 15-2 Rider 11-15, 15-2, 15-13, 8-15, 15-10 Marshall 15-4, 15-7, 15-11 Howard 15-4, 15-12, 15-11 GMU 15-7, 12-15, 16-14, 5-15, 11-15 Syracuse 12-15, 9-15, 15-3, 8-15 Howard 15-2, 15-12, 13-15, 15-6 Indiana (Pa.) 15-9, 15-2, 15-5 VCU 15-5, 15-11, 15-4 Fairleigh Dick. 15-5, 15-13, 16-14 GMU** 5-15, 5-15, 8-15 UNCW** 15-8, 13-15, 9-15, 15-12, 7-15 * CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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Norfok St 15-12, 15-6, 15-0 Towson St 15-10, 0-15, 15-12, 4-15, 8-15 W&M* 13-15, 15-13, 8-15, 8-15 JMU* 11-15, 17-19, 5-15 GMU* 6-15, 12-15, 13-15 UNCW* 14-16, 15-13, 17-15, 15-5 ECU* 15-6, 15-7, 6-15, 13-15, 13-15 Loyola 15-12, 7-15, 15-8, 15-11 UMBC 8-15, 6-15, 10-15 UMES 15-2, 15-6, 15-6 Howard 15-6, 15-13, 15-4 Robert Morris 15-3, 15-7, 15-7 Liberty 15-10, 15-3, 15-12 St. Louis 8-15, 4-15, 15-11, 15-8, 9-15 JMU** 13-15, 15-17, 16-14, 15-11, 5-15 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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1991 (30-10, 3-2) Memphis State 7-15, 4-15, 8-15 Illinois State 6-15, 2-15, 13-15 Georgia 4-15, 9-15, 13-15 Liberty 15-8, 12-15, 15-2, 15-12 Loyola 15-5, 17-15, 15-8 Marist 10-15, 15-3, 15-12, 11-15, 15-13 Coppin State 15-5, 15-7, 15-4 Fordham 15-13, 15-13, 15-8 Columbia 15-9, 15-4, 15-11 La Salle 15-2, 15-12, 15-10 Pittsburgh 5-15, 12-15, 15-13, 16-14, 12-15 Robert Morris 15-3, 15-11, 15-7 St. Bonaventure 13-15, 15-10, 14-16, 15-10, 10-15 Morgan State 15-8, 15-10, 15-10 VCU 7-15, 12-15, 15-9, 15-10, 15-3 Delaware State 15-12, 15-6, 12-15, 15-8 UMBC 15-7, 15-11, 13-15, 13-15, 15-11 Duquesne 15-7, 15-13, 15-5 JMU* 10-15, 12-15, 15-17 W&M* 4-15, 3-15, 5-15 GMU* 4-15, 15-13, 0-15, 15-11, 16-14 Charleston 15-13, 15-5, 15-6 East Carolina* 15-12, 9-15, 13-15, 15-11, 15-13 UNC W* 15-9, 15-13, 17-15 Howard 13-15, 15-13, 13-15, 15-7, 15-11 Towson St 11-15, 15-11, 15-10, 15-6 UMBC 15-12, 11-15, 15-12, 11-15, 15-9 St. Francis 15-5, 15-2, 15-9 FDU 15-2, 15-4, 15-3 Loyola 15-11, 15-12, 13-15, 9-15, 15-9 Rider 15-11, 15-3, 15-9 Marshall 15-13, 15-7, 15-12 St. Bonaventure 15-6, 15-6, 15-12 Georgetown 15-12, 12-15, 7-15, 11-15 Maryland 7-15, 8-15, 4-15 Howard 17-15, 15-1, 15-8 G. Washington 11-15, 15-2, 15-12, 17-15 ECU** 15-12, 15-3, 7-15, 15-11 JMU** 16-14, 15-12, 12-15, 15-9 W&M** 7-15, 5-15, 9-15 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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1992 (21-15, 1-4) Morgan State Fordham Marist Howard Columbia La Salle Drexel Duquesne Pittsburgh VCU Juniata St. Peter’s Loyola Howard UNC Asheville UNCW Liberty Coppin State Hampton UMES Delaware State

15-6, 15-7, 14-16, 15-7 15-9, 10-15, 15-12, 15-3 15-8, 15-10, 15-9 15-13, 15-11, 15-10 15-11, 15-9, 15-4 15-11, 16-14, 15-0 15-4, 12-15, 13-15, 15-13, 15-10 15-9, 7-15, 16-14, 4-15, 15-13 9-15, 4-15, 9-15 4-15, 15-10, 15-9, 1-15, 9-15 14-16, 6-15, 8-15 15-6, 15-3, 11-15, 15-7 15-10, 14-16, 13-15, 12-15 15-6, 10-15, 15-8, 15-0 8-15, 7-15, 12-15 15-9, 6-15, 7-15, 13-15 12-15, 14-16, 15-13, 15-17 15-8, 15-11, 15-8 15-9, 10-15, 16-14, 15-3 15-4, 15-11, 15-8 15-12, 15-7, 15-4

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1993 Team 1993 (25-10, 3-2) Duke 6-15, 5-15, 8-15 Georgia 2-15, 9-15, 5-15 Virginia Tech 11-15, 3-15, 10-15 Delaware State 15-3, 15-2, 15-7 Rider 15-8, 15-3, 15-6 Morgan State 15-10, 15-13, 15-2 Loyola 15-7, 15-7, 9-15, 15-6 Georgetown 15-7, 12-15, 15-1, 15-12 West Virginia 10-15, 7-15, 15-5, 12-15 Cincinnati 15-12, 15-4, 4-15, 11-15, 15-5 NC State 9-15, 10-15, 2-15 La Salle 7-15, 15-8, 15-2, 15-7 Drexel 16-14, 9-15, 15-11, 15-13 GMU* 15-9, 10-15, 5-15, 8-15 Delaware State 15-9, 15-6, 15-11 UMES 15-5, 15-8, 15-12 JMU* 15-6, 18-16, 15-17, 14-16, 17-15 W&M* 10-15, 12-15, 15-17 Loyola 15-5, 15-6, 16-14 ECU* 15-10, 12-15, 15-11, 14-16, 15-6 UNCW* 10-15, 15-3, 15-8, 15-12 Coppin State 15-2, 15-3, 15-7 UMES 15-9, 15-3, 15-0 Niagara 15-3, 15-9, 15-8 Howard 15-4, 15-5, 15-1 Hartford 16-14, 13-15, 15-13, 15-17, 13-15 George Mason* 10-15, 15-10, 10-15, 8-15 UMBC 16-14, 13-15, 15-7, 15-2 Towson St 15-7, 15-10, 15-12 VCU 15-11, 11-15, 15-3, 15-10 Providence 15-8, 17-15, 15-9 Syracuse 16-14, 15-6, 11-15, 15-10 JMU** 15-7, 15-10, 15-11 GMU** 6-15, 15-8, 8-15, 11-15 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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1994 (34-8, 4-1) San Francisco Central Michigan Penn State Delaware Cornell Morehead State GMU Drexel Eastern Wash. Cincinnati Temple Navy

15-8, 8-15, 15-11, 15-5 16-14, 16-14, 12-15, 11-15, 15-12 10-15, 6-15, 1-15 15-7, 15-11, 15-10 15-5, 15-4, 14-16, 15-5 15-3, 15-1, 11-15, 13-15, 10-15 15-13, 5-15, 14-16, 15-13, 6-15 12-15, 15-5, 15-5, 15-8 13-15, 15-4, 16-14, 15-6 15-2, 16-14, 15-6 15-4, 7-15, 15-6, 15-11 15-3, 15-11, 15-11

8-Time Patriot League Champions

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Year-By-Year Results W&M 15-7, 15-6, 11-15, 15-12 Yale 15-7, 15-3, 15-2 Villanova 10-15, 15-5, 12-15, 15-10, 15-11 Howard 15-7, 15-11, 15-1 Connecticut 15-10, 12-15, 10-15, 15-7, 15-10 Army 15-12, 15-4, 15-12 Hartford 15-4, 15-8, 15-3 Georgetown 15-8, 15-13, 15-0 Coppin State 15-4, 15-1, 15-1 La Salle 15-6, 15-5, 15-13 UMBC 15-12, 15-13, 15-2 W&M* 15-8, 10-15, 8-15, 16-14, 15-8 JMU* 15-10, 15-6, 15-13 UNCW* 15-9, 15-10, 15-8 ECU* 7-15, 15-8, 15-6, 16-14 Loyola 15-6, 15-8, 15-5 Robert Morris 15-5, 15-2, 15-7 Morgan State 15-3, 15-1, 15-2 George Mason* 13-15, 11-15, 2-15 Nevada 15-13, 15-9, 15-10 Towson State 15-10, 15-10, 15-13 Vermont 15-3, 15-5, 15-10 BC 15-2, 15-5, 15-9 Hofstra 15-11, 12-15, 10-15, 11-15 W&M** 16-14, 15-9, 15-4 GMU** 13-15, 15-11, 5-15, 11-15 San Jose State# 15-12, 13-15, 3-15, 10-15 South Florida# 6-15, 8-15, 8-15 Missouri# 15-9, 15-12, 15-9 Illinois State# 11-15, 15-13, 15-5, 15-13 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament # - National Invitational Volleyball Championship (NIVC)

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1995 (20-12, 4-2) Florida Intl. 15-4, 15-11, 15-5 Kent State 7-15, 15-12, 15-7, 15-10 St. Peter’s 15-3, 15-3, 15-11 Morgan State 15-3, 15-7, 15-2 Arizona 8-15, 9-15, 7-15 South Carolina 6-15, 15-9, 6-15, 14-16 New Orleans 6-15, 11-15, 16-14, 15-8, 15-8 Drexel 15-8, 15-13, 15-4 Liberty 15-3, 15-6, 13-15, 15-5 WVU 15-10, 6-15, 15-13, 9-15, 7-15 UMBC (A) 9-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-7, 15-13 Pittsburgh 7-15, 6-15, 2-15 Texas Tech 6-15, 10-15, 16-18 Duquesne 15-4, 15-11, 10-15, 15-6 G. Washington 12-15, 12-15, 13-15 JMU* (A) 15-3, 15-6, 15-8 Connecticut 15-8, 15-11, 15-12 Maryland 7-15, 15-11, 8-15, 6-15 Delaware 15-10, 12-15, 10-15, 16-14, 15-9 Delaware State 15-7, 15-12, 15-4 Georgetown 12-15, 15-8, 15-9, 15-10 Va. Tech 6-15, 7-15, 15-5, 16-18 Howard 13-15, 15-6, 11-15, 15-8, 9-15 Loyola 12-15, 15-5, 15-5, 15-10 W&M* 2-15, 10-15, 12-15 VCU* 15-12, 15-9, 15-7 GMU* 6-15, 8-15, 7-15 ECU* 15-7, 16-14, 15-12 UNCw* 15-11, 10-15, 15-12, 15-8 Towson State 13-15, 15-3, 15-7, 15-12 VCU** 15-13, 15-6, 15-7 W&M ** 6-15, 13-15, 15-13, 13-15 * Denotes Colonial Athletic Association contests ** Denotes CAA Tournament matches

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1996 (12-26, 3-3) North Carolina Virginia Tech Radford Illinois-Chicago Oklahoma South Carolina Eastern Kentucky NAVY UMES PITTSBURGH BUTLER WISCONSIN Villanova Pennsylvania Drexel Lehigh UMBC JMU* NIAGARA Morgan State

14-16, 13-15, 11-15 15-11, 0-15, 14-16, 13-15 11-15, 15-10, 15-17, 17-15, 15-10 6-15. 9-15, 10-15 1-15. 8-15, 14-16 0-15, 6-15, 8-15 2-15, 15-6, 2-15, 15-8, 12-15 15-7, 15-3, 13-15, 15-3 15-7, 15-2, 15-9 5-15, 3-15, 14-16 6-15, 3-15, 10,15 4-15, 0-15, 3-15 15-12, 9-15, 6-15, 9-15 15-7,15-10, 4-15, 11-15, 15-13 11-15, 13-15, 6-15 7-15, 15-4, 11-15, 15-10, 13-15 3-15, 9-15, 2-15 8-15, 12-15, 3-15 15-3, 15-2, 15-11 15-10, 15-11, 15-10

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HOWARD 15-9, 15-10, 15-9 JMU 14-16, 9-15, 12-15 Colgate 7-15, 12-15, 6-15 Bucknell 15-8, 11-15, 10-15, 16-14, 10-15 GEORGETOWN 7-15, 10-15, 5-15 UNCW* 15-13, 15-8, 15-10 East Carolina* 15-10, 15-8, 15-11 Loyola 15-4, 15-8, 15-0 VCU* 15-6, 15-8, 15-5 W&M* 10-15, 13-15, 9-15 Arkansas State 7-15, 1-15, 6-15 Evansville 8-15, 15-5, 12-15, 14-16 So. Illinois 15-10, 12-15, 12-15, 10-15 GMU* 6-15, 6-16, 9-15 DELAWARE 15-6, 14-16, 15-12, 14-16, 12-15 Towson State 7-15, 15-12, 2-15, 15-17 UNCW** 10-15, 15-0, 15-10, 15-10 GMU** 2-15, 4-15, 9-15 * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament

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1997 CAA Champions 1997 (30-4, 12-2) Niagara^ 15-4, 15-12, 15-11 Canisius^ 15-6, 15-3, 15-11 Buffalo^ 10-15, 15-4, 11-15, 15-17 Youngstown State^ 15-7, 10-15, 15-11, 15-5 Loyola! 15-4, 15-2, 15-6 Rider! 15-1, 12-15, 15-0, 15-7 Bucknell! 15-5, 15-6, 15-1 Coppin State! 15-1, 15-2, 15-8 Delaware State! 15-0, 15-4, 15-3 Navy 15-0, 15-12, 15-3 Bucknell@ 15-5, 15-6, 15-1 Columbia@ 15-0, 15-2, 15-2 Furman@ 15-7, 9-15, 15-7, 15-8 UMBC 11-15, 15-17, 15-12, 15-11, 15-13 James Madison* 3-15, 9-15, 15-4, 15-11, 13-15 ECU* (H) 15-7, 15-3, 15-4 UNCW* (H) 15-4, 15-2, 15-9 Morgan State 15-6, 15-13, 15-12 William & Mary* 15-10, 15-7, 15-3 VCU* 12-15, 5-15, 15-7, 15-13, 16-18 GMU* 8-15, 2-15, 15-12, 15-11, 15-8 JMU* 15-8, 15-3, 9-15, 15-5 Howard 15-4, 15-9, 15-8 Georgetown 15-8, 15-6, 15-10 UNCW* 15-9, 15-6, 15-10 East Carolina* 15-8, 15-5, 15-10 Delaware 15-1, 12-15, 15-7, 15-1 VCU* (H) 15-4, 15-3, 15-1 W&M (H)* 15-1, 16-14, 15-12 George Mason * 9-15, 16-14, 9-15, 15-0, 15-12 Towson 15-7, 15-3, 15-8 William & Mary** 15-10, 15-7, 15-11 George Mason** 15-7, 15-13, 11-15, 6-15, 15-13 Colorado State& 5-15, 2-15, 17-15, 1-15 ^ - Buffalo Tournament ! - AU Classic @ - Columbia Tournament * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament & - NCAA Tournament

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1998 (29-6, 14-1) Marist^ Holy Cross^ Robert Morris^ Army^ Minnesota Rutgers! Morgan State! Hofstra! Navy Morgan State@

15-5, 15-5, 15-5 15-0, 15-4, 15-2 15-4, 15-3, 15-3 15-5, 15-4, 15-8 12-15, 16-14, 6-15, 15-10, 12-15 15-5, 15-13, 15-16, 15-8 15-2, 15-3, 15-3 21-19, 17-15, 15-7 15-5, 15-13, 15-3 14-16, 15-6, 15-6, 15-2

8-Time Patriot League Champions

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1998 CAA Champions Towson 15-0, 15-5, 15-5 W & M* 15-7, 15-8, 15-3 VCU* 15-3, 15-4, 15-10 Maryland 8-15, 11-15, 7-15 at JMU* 12-15, 11-15, 4-15 UMBC 15-10, 12-15, 15-6, 15-6 Coppin State 15-0, 15-1, 15-1 Georgetown 16-14, 13-15, 14-16, 15-3, 11-15 UNCW* 15-4, 15-1, 15-6 ECU* 15-10, 15-6, 15-8 GMU* 15-5, 15-7, 15-8 JMU* 15-8, 12-15, 15-13, 15-6 at VCU* 15-7, 15-3, 15-10 at W&M* 15-11, 16-14, 9-15, 15-12 Howard 15-3, 15-6, 15-10 at ECU* 15-3, 15-5, 15-9 at UNCW* 15-3, 15-2, 15-7 at GMU* 15-4, 15-2, 15-4 Delaware 15-2, 13-15, 15-2, 15-4 VCU** 15-10, 15-8, 15-9 W&M** 15-6, 15-12, 12-15, 15-6 JMU** 15-8, 12-15, 15-6, 15-9 Louisville& 13-15, 11-15, 10-15 ^ - Army Invitational ! - AU/Red River Grille Volleyball Classic @ - Penn State Classic * - CAA Match ** - CAA Tournament & - NCAA Tournament

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1999 (25-7, 10-2) Sacred Heart! 15-4, 15-4, 15-4 Rider! 15-9, 15-3, 15-7 Tennessee-Chatt! 15-9, 15-7, 15-5 South Florida! 3-15, 15-6, 5-15, 15-7, 15-10 Liberty 16-14, 16-14, 15-5 UNC-Chapel Hill# 7-15, 9-15, 15-13, 15-17 Providence# 9-15, 15-13, 15-3, 16-14 Campbell# 15-10, 15-7, 15-12 UNCW* 15-0, 15-3, 15-6 GMU * 15-7, 15-10, 15-5 At VCU* 15-6, 11-15, 15-3, 15-9 At W&M* 15-6, 15-4, 15-9 San Francisco 13-15, 15-13, 15-1, 15-6 Santa Clara 7-15, 15-13, 2-15, 16-14, 11-15 Georgetown 11-15, 15-12, 9-15, 15-5, 12-15 JMU* 15-7, 12-15, 15-8, 15-13 at UMBC 16-14, 15-5, 15-10 at ECU* 15-10, 15-6, 15-3 At UNCW* 15-4, 15-5, 15-10 Loyola 15-9, 15-2, 15-7 at JMU* 12-15, 12-15, 5-15 Del State 15-2, 15-2, 15-2 Delaware 15-9, 15-9, 15-13 W&M* 15-5, 15-7, 15-4 VCU* 15-11, 15-3, 8-15, 11-15, 15-9 at GMU* 13-15, 15-7, 11-15, 15-5, 15-17 ECU* 15-6, 15-10, 15-2 Howard 15-3, 15-6, 15-8 UNCW** 15-1, 15-5, 15-9 GMU ** 15-7, 15-4, 15-2 JMU** 15-10, 2-15, 7-15, 13-15 Virginia 10-15, 14-16, 9-15 ! - AU Classic # - North Carolina Invite * - CAA Match ** Denotes CAA Tournament

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2000 (26-4, 11-1) Akron^ Villanova^ Rider^ Long Beach State Gardner Webb!

15-11, 15-7, 16-14 15-7, 15-7, 15-1 15-2, 15-4, 15-6 8-15, 17-15, 4-15, 2-15 15-8, 15-7, 15-3

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Year-By-Year Results Providence! 15-12, 15-5, 15-7 Liberty! 15-9, 15-12, 15-10 Delaware 15-4, 15-8, 15-1 Purdue% 11-15, 15-12, 16-14, 15-9 GW % 15-12, 16-14, 15-12 NC State% 15-4, 15-5, 15-7 at Morgan State 15-0, 15-6, 15-6 VCU* 15-2, 15-7, 15-9 W & M* 15-5, 15-12, 15-12 UMBC 15-4, 15-11, 15-5 at GMU* 16-14, 15-13, 15-10 at Pepperdine 9-15, 6-15, 8-15 at UC-Riverside 5-8, 15-10, 15-13 at Long Beach State 8-15, 2-15, 4-15 ECU* 15-8, 15-13, 10-15, 15-17, 12-15 UNCW* 15-2, 15-1, 15-3 at W & M* 15-9, 15-6, 15-12 at VCU* 15-11, 15-3, 15-4 JMU* 15-9, 15-7, 12-15, 15-11 Georgetown 15-6, 15-9, 14-16, 9-15, 15-10 at UNCW* 15-10, 15-4, 15-11 at ECU* 15-9, 15-5, 4-15, 15-5 GMU* 15-8, 0-15, 15-10, 15-5 at JMU* 15-9, 15-1, 15-8 Howard 15-4, 15-5, 15-13 ^ - Villanova Wildcat Classic ! - Liberty Flames Ramada Inn Invitational % - AU Classic * - CAA Match

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2001 Patriot League Champions 2001 (26-4, 14-0) vs C. Carolina 30-17, 30-26, 30-28 at Davidson^ 30-28, 27-30, 30-13, 30-13 vs Miami (Fla.)^ 30-18, 30-27, 30-19 vs West. Carolina 30-27, 30-24, 30-22 vs Gonzaga! 30-14, 18-30, 30-27, 24-30, 15-7 at UNLV! 30-24, 22-30, 30-32, 21-30 vs Long Beach State 16-30, 16-30, 14-30 at Holy Cross* 30-17, 30-26, 30-23 at Army* 30-2, 30-22, 30-18 Loyola (Md.) 30-27, 30-25, 30-21 Bucknell* 30-15, 30-25, 30-19 Colgate* 30-24, 30-24, 30-20 Lehigh* 30-22, 30-16, 30-26 Lafayette* 30-10, 30-15, 30-13 at Georgetown 24-30, 30-22, 30-32, 30-27, 15-13 Navy* 30-24, 30-18, 30-14 Holy Cross* 31-29, 30-15, 30-26 Army* 30-22, 30-18, 30-18 at Howard 30-19, 30-15, 30-15 at Colgate* 30-28, 30-21, 30-22 at Bucknell* 30-18, 30-16, 30-22 at Lafayette* 30-16, 30-17, 30-20 at Lehigh* 30-22, 30-23, 30-20 UMBC 30-26, 30-19, 30-32 at Navy* 30-24, 30-13, 32-30 Morgan State 32-30, 30-24, 30-18 Bucknell& 30-13, 32-30, 30-22 Army& 31-29, 30-25, 31-33, 30-25 at Temple 22-30, 32-30, 23-30, 18-30 vs Colorado# 25-30, 22-30, 22-30 * - Patriot League Match & - Patriot League Tournament # - NCAA Tournament

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2002 Patriot League Champions UC-Santa Barbara 21-30,18-30,24-30 at Morgan State 30-21,30-27,30-23 Yale 30-19,30-22,30-24 Florida 17-30,11-30,18-30 Holy Cross* 30-28,30-13,30-27 Army* 30-17,30-13,30-22 at Bucknell* 30-28,36-34,27-30,30-26 at Colgate* 30-18,30-22,30-21 at Lehigh* 30-19,30-12,30-17 at Lafayette* 30-13,30-23,30-17 at Navy* 26-30,30-17,30-17,30-17 Georgetown 30-27,30-21,20-30,28-30,15-9 at Holy Cross* 30-14,30-25,30-18 at Army* 30-24,30-16,28-30,30-28 Colgate* 30-14,30-21,30-14 Bucknell* 30-11,30-15,28-30,30-27 at UMBC 30-27,30-25,30-13 Lafayette* 30-17,30-20,30-14 Lehigh* 30-18,30-26,30-25 Navy* 30-20,30-26,30-18 Army* 30-24,30-21,30-26 Lehigh* 30-26,22-30,30-27,30-21 Temple 21-30,30-32,29-31 vs South Car.@ 10-30,28-30,30-23,19-30 % - Louisville Classic ^ - UMES Tournament $ - Duke Classic ! - American Volleyball Classic * - Patriot League @ - NCAA Tournament

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2003 Patriot League Champions 2003 (22-10, 14-0) vs BYU% at Florida% vs Rutgers% at Akron^ vs Penn State^ vs Pittsburgh^ UC-Santa Barb.$ New Mexico State$ at Arizona$ Loyola! Michigan State Lehigh* Lafayette* at Holy Cross* at Army* Bucknell* Colgate*

19-30,19-30,30-28,20-30 14-30,21-30,16-30 34-32,25-30,30-26,27-30,15-11 24-30,30-27,26-30,33-31,17-15 19-30,25-30,24-30 30-32,28-30,19-30 27-30,31-29,29-31,25-30 27-30,32-34,25-30 23-30,21-30,18-30 30-10,30-23,30-18 19-30,22-30,36-34,26-30 28-30,30-19,30-23,30-25 30-13,30-19,30-20 30-19,28-30,30-28,30-16 30-20,30-27,30-23 30-20,32-30,30-22 30-15,33-31,30-11

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Navy* 30-26,30-15,30-19 at Georgetown 30-28,30-14,28-30,30-20 at Lafayette* 30-17,30-19,30-19 at Lehigh* 30-24,30-24,30-24 Holy Cross* 30-12,30-24,30-8 Army* 26-30,30-14,30-17,30-27 at Temple 30-20,30-21,30-28 at Colgate* 30-27,30-27,30-28 at Bucknell* 28-30,30-23,30-20,30-24 at Navy* 30-26,30-23,30-11 UMES 30-24,30-21,30-23 vs Army** 30-24,30-25,30-23 vs Bucknell** 30-27,30-25,30-15 at GW 30-27,30-23,30-23 vs Maryland@ 30-24,30-25,30-28 % - Campus USA Credit Union Invitational ^ - Akron Tournament $ - Arizona Classic ! - American Volleyball Classic * -Patriot League Match ** - Patriot League Tournament @ - NCSS Tournament

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2004 Patriot League Champions 2004 (24-7, 14-0) at Manhattan% 30-27,-30-16, 30-21 vs UMES% 30-17, 30-22, 28-30, 27-30, 15-8 vs Michigan% 30-27, 25-30, 22-30, 27-30 vs USC^ 6-30, 26-30, 27-30 vs Miami (OH)^ 30-24, 12-10, 18-20, 10-8 Arizona$ 22-30, 24-30, 23-30 Albany$ 17-30, 25-30, 21-30 Temple$ 30-25, 30-24, 30-23 at Navy* 30-19, 30-26, 30-21 Holy Cross* 30-13, 30-14, 30-23 Army* 30-23-, 30-27, 30-20 at Howard 30-16, 30-24, 30-20 at Colgate* 33-31, 21-30, 30-19, 30-15 at Bucknell* 30-28, 26-30, 30-24, 30-25 Georgetown 30-21, 24-30, 30-26, 23-30, 9-15 at Lehigh* 30-10, 30-20, 30-15 at Lafyette* 32-34, 30-25, 30-24, 30-20 GWU 30-26, 30-16, 28-30, 30-14 Navy* 33-31, 30-17, 30-21 Morgan State 30-16, 30-18, 30-20 at Holy Cross* 30-25, 30-28, 30-15 at Army* 30-17, 26-30, 30-19, 30-24 Bucknell* 30-21, 30-21, 30-15 Colgate* 30-19, 30-24, 30-15 Lehigh* 30-25, 30-17, 30-26 Lafayette* 30-10, 30-14, 30-19 Navy** 30-20, 30-21, 30-15 Army** 30-23, 30-28, 30-21 Long Beach State! 22-30, 22-30, 24-30 Kentucky! 23-30, 30-25, 30-27, 23-30, 15-13 vsPenn State@ 18-30, 18-30, 33-35 % Denotes Manhatten Classic

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2005 (25-10, 13-1) St. Peter’s College Colorado Loyola at Manhattan vs Quinnipiac vs Maryland at Pitt vs Miami (Ohio) at Morgan State at San Diego vs Long Beach State vs UNLV at Georgetown Bucknell* Colgate* at Navy*

30-17, 30-20, 30-12 22-30, 16-30, 26-30 30-18, 30-9, 30-25 30-22, 30-21, 30-18 30-22, 30-26, 30-19 25-30, 17-30, 20-30 25-30, 17-30, 30-24, 30-25, 6-15 25-30, 27-30, 14-30 30-18, 30-23, 30-22 22-30, 15-30, 27-30 13-30, 22-30, 18-30 28-30, 32-30, 23-30, 30-25, 16-18 27-30, 30-28, 28-30, 30-25, 15-13 30-18, 30-16, 30-24 30-20, 30-11, 30-15 30-22, 29-31, 30-23, 30-25

8-Time Patriot League Champions

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American University Volleyball

Year-By-Year Results Lehigh* Lafayette* at Army*

30-14, 30-28, 30-16 30-25, 30-16, 27-30, 30-20 23-30, 24-30, 29-31

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* - Patriot League Match # - Patriot League Tournament $ - NCAA Tournament

at Bucknell * 32-30, 25-17, 25-21 at Colgate * 25-22, 25-16, 25-23 Army * 25-14, 25-23, 25-19 Holy Cross * 25-13, 25-12, 25-19 at Navy * 25-17, 25-9, 25-23 at VCU 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 26-28 NC Central 25-18, 25-18, 25-13 at Lehigh * 25-17, 25-12, 25-18 at Lafayette * 25-14, 25-18, 25-23 at Holy Cross * 25-17, 25-12, 25-11 at Army * 25-21, 21-25, 15-25, 23-25 Bucknell # 25-8, 25-14, 25-17 Colgate # 25-13, 25-21, 26-28, 25-19 North Carolina $ 16-25, 17-25, 17-25 * - Patriot League Match # - Patriot League Tournament $ - NCAA Tournament at Bender Arena

2007 Patriot League Champions 2007 (26-8, 13-1) 2005 Team at Holy Cross 31-29, 30-10, 30-21 at UMES 30-10, 30-19, 30-14 Navy* 30-28, 30-25, 27-30, 30-16 UMBC 30-22, 30-22, 30-24 Howard 30-18, 30-10, 30-13 at Bucknell* 30-17, 30-18, 30-25 at Colgate* 30-22, 30-24, 30-24 at Lafayette* 30-20, 30-21, 30-24 at Lehigh* 31-29,20-30, 30-26, 30-22 Holy Cross* 30-17, 30-20, 30-16 Army* 30-22, 30-25, 30-20 at GWU 14-30, 30-25, 20-30, 29-31 Bucknell** 25-30, 30-28, 28-30, 30-28, 15-11 Army** 30-24, 17-30, 27-30, 30-28, 15-6 at Temple 30-28, 27-30, 30-25, 30-27 vs Duke^ 14-30, 16-30, 16-30 * - Patriot League Match ** - Patriot League Tournament ^ - NCAA Tournament

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vs Georgetown 30-18,30-23,30-22 W George Mason 30-23,30-28,30-14 W GW 28-30,28-30,30-15,30-20,15-7 W Howard 30-10,30-20,30-22 W vs Northern Iowa 26-30,22-30,24-30 L at #15 BYU 18-30,19-30,28-30 L vs #10 Wisconsin 21-30,23-30,20-30 L vs Western Kent. 26-30,23-30,30-28,30-32 L vs Villanova 31-29,27-30,18-30,25-30 L at North Carolina 27-30,24-30,35-33,30-24,12-15 L Columbia 30-27,30-25,30-21 W Cornell 30-19,30-21,30-17 W Harvard 25-30,30-20,30-23,30-24 W Penn 31-29,25-30,30-27,23-30,15-6 W at Holy Cross* 22-30,30-22,30-23,30-18 W at Army* 34-36,30-23,30-27,30-26 W at Navy* 28-30,30-14,33-31,20-30,15-11 W Colgate* 30-27,30-27,30-23 W Bucknell* 30-20,30-20,30-20 W Lafayette* 30-27,30-17,30-16 W Lehigh* 30-23,30-19,30-22 W Army* 30-26,29-31,26-30,26-30 L Holy Cross* 30-8,30-23,30-23 W at Morgan State 30-13,30-27,30-32,30-24 W Navy* 30-18,30-21,30-16 W NJIT 30-16,30-26,30-20 W at Bucknell* 30-21,30-16,30-28 W at Colgate* 31-33,30-21,30-25,26-30,15-10 W VCU 30-25,30-17,30-26 W at Lehigh* 30-16,30-19,30-28 W at Lafayette* 30-26,30-21,30-15 W Navy# 30-21,30-28,30-28 W Colgate # W 30-23,30-26,30-18 at #22 Duke $ 20-30,25-30,30-28,31-29,7-15 L * - Patriot League Match # - Patriot League Tournament $ - NCAA Tournament

2009 (18-13, 11-3) at George Mason 18-25,24-26,20-25 GW 25-22,23-25,21-25,21-25 Georgetown 20-25,28-26,21-25,23-25 at Portland 27-25,23-25,15-25,22-25 vs New Mexico 15-25,24-26,24-26 at Portland 14-25,25-14,25-19,16-25,15-4 Yale 25-21,19-25,16-25,15-25 NJIT 21-25,25-16,25-20,26-24 Virginia Tech 25-21,13-25,14-25,25-27 Howard 25-12,25-20,25-21 North Carolina 25-22,15-25,25-21,25-23 at Loyola (Md.) 25-20,25-14,25-19 at Lafayette * 25-18,25-15,25-21 at Lehigh * 20-25,22-25,25-18,22-25 MSU 25-23,25-17,25-19 Bucknell * 25-14,25-21,25-16 Colgate * 25-14,23-25,23-25,23-25 at Navy * 25-16,25-15,25-23 W&M 16-25,19-25,25-17,20-25 at Army * 25-23,16-25,25-21,22-25,14-16 at Holy Cross * 25-16,25-18,23-25,25-18 Lehigh * 25-11,25-16,25-21 Lafayette * 25-11,25-19,25-7 Navy * 25-18,25-14,25-12 Holy Cross * 25-14,19-25,25-14,25-11 Navy * 25-22,25-22,21-25,25-21 Colgate * 25-13,25-23,20-25,25-16 at Bucknell * 26-24,15-25,25-17,25-18 Colgate # 25-20,25-17,25-11 at Army # 16-25,16-25,26-28 at Albany 18-25,16-25,11-25 * - Patriot League Match # - Patriot League Tournament

• 516 Career Wins for Head Coach Barry Hea Goldberg Gold

2006 (25-7, 14-0) 30-27,27-30,26-30,30-27,14-16 30-19,26-30,25-30,25-30 30-21,27-30,30-24,30-24 30-22,30-22,30-22 30-14,30-17,30-10 30-21,30-16,30-26 25-30,24-30,17-30 19-30,20-30,17-30 26-30,30-15,27-30,32-30,10-15 25-30,30-28,30-26,30-26 30-24,30-24,27-30,30-26 27-30,23-30,30-23,27-30 27-30,30-21,32-30,30-23 30-24,30-32,30-21,30-10 15-30,30-16,30-14,30-23 30-25,30-17,30-22 27-30,30-26,30-23,30-26 30-18,30-14,30-23 30-10,30-6,30-20 30-27,30-17,30-20 30-22,30-28,30-26 30-20,30-26,30-19 30-22,30-27,30-16 30-28,30-20,30-18 30-21,30-22,30-25 30-22,30-21,30-25 30-18,30-8,33-31 30-17,30-15,30-23 30-21,30-17,30-10 30-21,30-17,30-18 30-22,30-21,30-20 16-30,23-30,30-28,16-30

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Championship Traditions

2006 Patriot League Champions

George Mason at GW vs Georgetown N.J.I.T. Howard Manhattan vs Pepperdine at California vs Colorado State Morgan State vs Binghamton vs St. John’s at Cornell at Lehigh* at Lafayette* Holy Cross* Army* Navy* UMES at Colgate* at Bucknell* Lehigh* Lafayette* at Howard at Army* at Holy Cross* at Navy* Bucknell* Colgate* Lafayette # Bucknell # at #1 Nebraska $

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• 8 Pa Patriot League Cham Championships 2008 Patriot League Champions •1 10 NCAA Tournament To Appearances A in 13 Years

2008 (24-9, 13-1) vs GW vs Georgetown vs George Mason at Texas A&M vs #16 BYU vs Siena at Harvard vs Long Beach St. vs Dartmouth vs Wisconsin at Marquette at Howard Colgate * Bucknell * Lafayette * Lehigh* Navy* NJIT UMES

25-16, 25-10, 18-25, 15-25, 12-15 25-22, 25-20, 25-23 25-21, 20-25, 25-23, 25-15 25-21, 14-25, 21-25, 17-25 22-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-25 25-16, 25-14, 25-21 25-9, 25-19, 26-24 13-15, 28-26, 18-25, 25-23, 13-15 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 21-25, 14-25, 25-23, 18-25 27-29, 25-16, 25-22, 18-25, 14-16 25-17, 25-17, 25-15 25-14, 25-19, 25-14 25-21, 25-15, 25-9 25-12, 25-10, 25-15 25-8, 25-12, 25-23 20-25, 28-26, 25-14, 22-25, 15-11 25-11, 22-25, 25-14, 23-25, 15-11 26-24, 25-20, 25-16

8-Time Patriot League Champions

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• 120-6 Record in the Patriot League

• 6 All-Americans

• 15 Patriot League Major Award Winners

• 34 All-Patriot League Selections

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American University Volleyball All-Time Roster

Coaching Records Year

Coach

Overall

Conference

Record

Record

Postseason

1976...... Steve Bienstock ............. NA ................... NA .............................................. -1977...... Steve Bienstock ............. NA ................... NA .............................................. -1978...... Frank Fristensky ............ 17-13 ............... NA .............................................. -1979...... Frank Fristensky ............ 17-16 ............... NA .............................................. -1980...... Frank Fristensky ............ 16-14 ............... NA ............................................ -1981...... Frank Fristensky ............ 30-12 ............... NA .............................................. -1985...... Kizzie Mailander............. 2-17 ................. 0-5 .............................................. -1986...... Kizzie Mailander............. 0-19 ................. 0-5 .............................................. --

Deborah Abernathy Gibbs Patricia Adams Jeanne Allen Duffy Erin Allgaier Brigitte Anders-Kraus Alieda Arbona-Fernandez Nancy Baker Tidemand Carly Barisich Jannette Beard Arlene Berger Ajola Berisha Lisa Bernstein Stark

1987...... Kizzie Mailander............. 10-25 ............... 1-4 .............................................. -1988...... Kizzie Mallander............. 19-22 ............... 2-3 .............................................. -1989...... Barry Goldberg............... 25-11 ............... 4-1 .............................................. -1990...... Barry Goldberg............... 23-11 ............... 3-2 .............................................. -1991...... Barry Goldberg............... 30-10 ............... 3-2 .............................................. -1992...... Barry Goldberg............... 21-15 ............... 1-4 .............................................. -1993...... Barry Goldberg............... 25-10 ............... 3-2 .............................................. -1994...... Barry Goldberg............... 34-8 ................. 4-1 .................... NIVC Tournament 1995...... Barry Goldberg............... 20-12 ............... 3-2 .............................................. -1996...... Barry Goldberg............... 12-26 ............... 3-3 .............................................. -1997...... Barry Goldberg............... 30-4 ................. 10-2 .................NCAA Tournament 1998...... Barry Goldberg............... 29-6 ................. 11-1 .................NCAA Tournament 1999...... Barry Goldberg............... 25-7 ................. 10-2 ............................................ -2000...... Barry Goldberg............... 26-4 ................. 11-1 ............................................ --

Cutrina Biddulph Daria Bobko Edis Bonati Julia Borecka Marlinda Boxley Chelsa Brooks Cynammon Burns Elizabeth Campbell Ivana Cebakova Leslie Chickering Flaim Karin Churchfield

2001...... Barry Goldberg............... 26-4 ................. 14-0 .................NCAA Tournament 2002...... Barry Goldberg............... 26-8 ................. 14-0 .................NCAA Tournament 2003...... Barry Goldberg............... 22-10 ............... 14-0 .................NCAA Tournament 2004...... Barry Goldberg............... 24-7 ................. 14-0 .................NCAA Tournament 2005...... Barry Goldberg............... 25-10 ............... 13-1 .................NCAA Tournament 2006...... Barry Goldberg............... 25-7 ................. 14-0 .................NCAA Tournament 2007...... Barry Goldberg............... 26-8 ................. 13-1 .................NCAA Tournament 2008...... Barry Goldberg............... 24-9 ................. 13-1 ................. NCAA Tournament 2009

Barry Goldberg

18-13

11-3

--

Totals ........................................... 627-338 ........... 194-46 .................. 11 Postseason Appearances

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Krysta Cicala Katerina Cinkova Robyn Clark Virginia Cohen Carole Connor Jennifer Connor Carissa Converse Natacha Cornaz

8-Time Patriot League Champions


American University Volleyball

All-Time Roster Jennifer Cosco Karla Cosgriff Francine Courtat Bonnie Covey Goldberg Marisa D’Amico Amy Daniels Cheryl Davis Bakke Sharron DeHaney Nancy Demme Joan Dillon Tara Douma Christine Elbert Yvie Fabella Jill Ferguson Vikki Filiggi Wendy Hake Fisher Precillia Flambert Catherine Fluegeman Theresa Flynn Kellimer Deborah Frantz Sharon Gallun Katie Ganny Gloria Garrett Tricia Gilbert

Rebecca Heath Shannon Holeva Anne Humphrey Kathryn Ingberg Weaver Shannon Jaax Sarah Jankowitz Lauren Kalos Peggy Klaypak Fess Pavlina Klimova Jennifer Klutznick Judith Koenick Ruth Koenigsberg Maile Krauss Alyson Krebs-Degang Karla Kucerkova Vendula Kurcova Jean Lambert Ross Jamie Lardner Kristen Lee Tiffany Libeu Barnes Linda Long Elizabeth Maloney

Mimi Gillatt Jennifer Giordano

Sandra Moenssens Courtney Mulford

Margery Gottfried Alice Gross Kathryn Gundrum Sherita Hall Danielle Harms

Eneida Muzhaqi Christina Nash Elizabeth Neuhofer Singh

8-Time Patriot League Champions

Taeko Noguchi Grace On Tessa Paganini Sylvia Panak Johnson Marilyn Pina O’Mara Ann Recht Claire Recht Bianca Richardson Kathy Rex Jill Rhoads Cassandra Ricketts Ann Riley Eileen Saltzman Abbey Nancy Sanborn Nixon Kristi Schott Rose Shine Shirley Smiekel Angela Stanley Marianne Stampf Tara Stradling Logan Striebel

Rubena Sukaj Natasha Sylvain Judit Szekelyhidi Magdalena Tekiel Megan Turner Jessica Tuthill Sabrina Vasconcelos Jami Versteegen Beth Walrath Rogers Angelina Waterman Jane Waxman Arden Kim Weidman Yvonne Williams Dean Lea Windlin Heather Wintermeyer Robin Winterrowd Reiko Yoshida

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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 Gill continued their streak of 20 consecutive its seventh Director of Athletics and semesters with a combined GPA over Recreation on June 1, 2007. 3.0. During the 2009-10 academic year, 159 student-athletes were named As Director of Athletics, Gill oversees to the university’s Dean’s List and the the operations of all American department recorded a record 3.37 University intercollegiate and intramural combined GPA. athletic programs, including more than 250 student-athletes participating Prior to coming to American, Gill in 16 varsity sports, the majority of spent three years at the University which compete in the Patriot League of Oklahoma. He oversaw a major Conference. portion of OU athletics, including men’s basketball, women’s soccer In three years at American, Gill has and baseball, and the supervision helped to lead the athletics department of personnel, budgets, facilities, to never before seen successes fundraising, student-athlete issues including back-to-back appearances in and the selection and evaluation of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball coaches for these sports. He worked Tournament. Since his arrival Gill with the AD and staff in overseeing the has also seen the volleyball team strategic and annual planning process win a record eighth Patriot League for the department. Championship, the field hockey team win a record seventh straight Gill was the director of membership Patriot League Championship and the services at the NCAA from 2000 to women’s basketball team make three 2004. He developed and communicated consecutive postseason appearances policies related to Division I for the first time in program history. intercollegiate athletics, including Individually, American has crowned governance, rules compliance, diversity, 14 All-Americans over the past three gender equity, academic integrity, seasons. student-athlete welfare, fiscal integrity, strategic planning, sportsmanship and The Eagles have flourished in legislation. He oversaw and ensured the classroom as well under Gill’s the effective operation of the athletics guidance as American’s 16 teams have certification program, and managed 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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2010 Schedule August

September D.C. Volleyball Classic

Wed.

1

7:00 p.m.

COPPIN STATE

5:00 p.m.

Fri.

27

GEORGE MASON

Sat.

28

vs. George Wash. (at GMU)

11:00 a.m.

Sat.

3

vs. Hampton (at W&M)

4:00 p.m.

vs. Georgetown (at GMU)

5:00 p.m.

Sun.

4

vs. Campbell (at W&M)

10:00 a.m.

Colonial Challenge

at William and Mary

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

10

at Oregon

10:00 p.m.

Sat.

11

vs. Siena (at Oregon)

8:00 p.m.

Wed.

15

at Howard

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

17

TOWSON

3:00 p.m.

Sun.

19

STONY BROOK

Wed.

22

LOYOLA (Md.)

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

24

at Bucknell *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

25

at Colgate *

4:00 p.m.

Wed.

29

at Morgan State

7:00 p.m.

12:00 p.m.


October

November

Fri.

1

ARMY *

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

5

at Holy Cross *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

2

HOLY CROSS *

2:00 p.m.

Sat.

6

at Army *

7:00 p.m.

Thurs. 7

NAVY *

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

12

at Lehigh *

7:00 p.m.

Fri.

15

LAFAYETTE *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

13

at Lafayette *

4:00 p.m.

Sat.

16

LEHIGH *

2:00 p.m.

Sat.

20

Patriot League Semifinals

TBD

Wed.

20

at UMBC

7:00 p.m.

Sun.

21

Patriot League Finals

TBD

Fri.

22

COLGATE *

7:00 p.m.

Sat.

23

BUCKNELL *

3:00 p.m.

Fri.

29

at Navy *

7:00 p.m.

BOLD CAPS indicates home match * indicates Patriot League Opponent


2010 American University Volleyball Media Guide  

2010 American University Volleyball Media Guide

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