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Dear Alumni and Friends, We are pleased to share the many wonderful stories and achie achievements ie e ve vvements e me e nt ntss of of o our urr sstudenttude tu den d de entathletes and staff during the 2012-13 academic year. I’ve only onl on n ly l y been b ee een n part pa rt rt o off th tthe h he e E Ea Eagle Eagl ag e team for a short time, but I’m already amazed by the quality ual a li l i tyy of o f our ou u r student-at sstudent-athletes st uden ud e ten t-a att hl h let etes et t es es and their accomplishments…just look! On the fields of play, our teams were competitive within hin h i n the Patriot P rrii ot o t LLeague League. eagu ea a gu gue O Our volleyball team made it to the Patriot League Championship nship game for the h twelfth straight year, while men’s soccer also earned a berth into the title match for the fourth consecutive season. Billy Knutsen earned Goalkeeper of the Year honors while Cristobal Soto was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year for men’s soccer. In addition, Head Coach Todd West was honored with his fourth Patriot League Coach of the Year award. Stephen Lumpkins ended his storied basketball career as the program’s all-time leader in blocked shots with 138. Lacrosse had a stor ybook season, being only a double-overtime goal away from capturing the regular season title. Goalkeeper Teal Harrison was honored as the Patriot League Rookie of the Year for her outstanding play in the cage. Wrestling sent three grapplers to the NCAA Championships this season, where senior Kevin Tao upset the #3 seed en route to a round of twelve finish—one win away from All-America status. In track and field, the Eagles posted 27 all-time top-10 times, including Mark Leininger’s school record breaking performance in the outdoor 10,000 meter run at the Colonial Relays. The Eagles were ever y bit as impressive in the classroom. The fall semester’s combined 3.23 GPA and spring's 3.29 GPA marked the 26th and 27th consecutive terms that American University student-athletes have earned above a 3.0 GPA. Even more amazing was that 36 percent of our student-athletes earned a 3.5 GPA or better! Individual honors included Alexis Dobbs, named the Women’s Basketball Patriot League Scholar-Athlete—for the second consecutive year— and Colin Seigfreid earning Men’s Soccer Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Numerous student-athletes earned Academic All-Patriot League honors, while Emilie Ikeda and Julie Fosseprez were each recognized as National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholars of Distinction. Both men’s and women’s soccer earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award, while the lacrosse team earned the top GPA in the nation for the second year in a row! Thanks again to each of you for making this year truly special. We hope to see you back on campus soon. Enjoy your summer. GO EAGLES! Sincerely,

Billy Walker Director of Athletics and Recreation


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WIN Meet Billy Walker......................................5 2012-13 By the Numbers ..........................7 Men’s Basketball .......................................9 Women’s Basketball ................................10 Cross Country & Track and Field ...............10 Field Hockey ..........................................12 Lacrosse .................................................12 Men’s Soccer ..........................................13 Women’s Soccer .....................................14 Swimming & Diving .................................14 Volleyball ...............................................17 Wrestling ...............................................17

LEARN Champions of the Classroom ............... 20-21 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year ....22 Celebrating Academic Success .................22 Michael Trilling Memorial Scholarship .......23 Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship ... 23 Student-Athlete Features ...........................24



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Aim High


Walker chose a career as a helicopter pilot, logging nearly 3,000 hours of flight time. He routinely whisked VIPs and foreign dignitaries around Washington in a UH-1N Huey (pictured) and rose through the ranks to colonel. He served as Commander of the 1st Helicopter Squadron and Deputy Commander of the 89th Operations Group at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, which provides priority airlift to the country’s highest-ranking officials.


illy Walker grew up on the main street of Hartland, Wisconsin, a small town of lakes and farms about 30 miles west of Milwaukee that “looks exactly like it sounds.”

In 2001 he was appointed by President George W. Bush as the first permanent professor of athletics and physical education at the Air Force Academy, where he stayed as Deputy Director of Athletics until coming to AU in April.

Named AU’s 14th Director of Athletics and Recreation in Februar y, Walker played baseball and soccer and wrestled in high school, where he dreamed of a career as a coach or physical education teacher. But his drive, intelligence, and leadership abilities took him to much loftier heights.

“It was a tough decision,” Walker says of leaving. “American is a university whose values and philosophy fit mine perfectly. The emphasis is on academics, while at the same time fielding a robust Division I program, but not compromising standards at all. “I believe intercollegiate athletics is one component of a comprehensive educational program developing the whole person. I’m adamant that athletics must complement the academic mission, not overwhelm it.” There’s still a hint of Wisconsin in Walker’s voice, and there’s unquestionably the same look of determination in his eyes that took him from a small town in dairy country to prestigious positions in – and above – the nation’s capital.

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Patriot League Regular Season Team Championship


Patriot League Coach of the Year


Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year

Men’s Soccer · 11-6-2, 5-0-2 PL First undefeated conference season in program history

Todd West · Men’s Soccer

Alexis Dobbs ’14 · Women’s Basketball Colin Seigfreid ’14 4 · Men’s Soccer

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Patriot League major award winners


Regional All-Academic selections


Julie Fosseprez ’16 · Field Hockey · Rookie of the Year Teal Harrison ’16 · Lacrosse · Rookie of the Year Gina Hofmann ’12 · Field Hockey · Defensive Player of the Year Billy Knutsen ’14 · Men’s Soccer · Goalkeeper of the Year Cristobal Soto ’14 · Men’s Soccer · Defensive Player of the Year

Alexis Dobbs ’14 · Women’s Basketball · CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team Jen Dumiak ’15 · Women’s Basketball · CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team Rebecca Heath ’12 ’13 · Volleyball · CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team John Pope ’14 · Cross Country · USTFCCCA All-Academic Team John Pope ’14 · Cross Country/Track · CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team

All-Region selections Gina Hofmann ’12 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team Shelly Montgomery ’14 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team Cristobal Soto ’14 · Men’s Soccer · NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team Jaclyn Anspach ’14 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team Stephen Lumpkins ’13 · Men’s Basketball · NABC All-District Second Team Dale McDonald ’14 · Men’s Soccer · NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team Billy Knutsen ’14 · Men’s Soccer · NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team Colin Seigfreid ’14 · Men’s Soccer · NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team Mark Allen ’13 · Cross Country · USTFCCCA All-Region John Pope ’14 · Cross Country · USTFCCCA All-Region Nick Regan ’15 · Cross Country · USTFCCCA All-Region

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All-Patriot League Second Team honoree Stephen Lumpkins ’13


Three-point shooting percentage for John Schoof ’15


Field goal percentage in conference games by Tony Wroblicky ‘14

Set new single-season program record (70-of-138) at American

Led the Patriot League all season

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Overtime buzzer-beater victory over Holy Cross Daniel Munoz ’13 sank game-winning three-pointer


Career points scored by Stephen Lumpkins ‘13 Became 29th player in program history to eclipse 1,000 points

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First Team Academic All-District selections, most in program histor y


Back-to-back Scholar-Athlete of the Year Honors for Alexis Dobbs ’14

Alexis Dobbs ’14 Jen Dumiak ’15

First women’s basketball student-athlete to receive consecutive honors since Liz Hayes ’08


Consecutive wins in Patriot League Regular Season games Second longest streak in conference history


Career wins for Head Coach Matt Corker orker y


Career rebounds by Stephanie Anya ’13

Fastest in program history to reach 100 wins

Ranks 15th all-time in school history

U Alexis Dobbs ‘14 Head Coach Matt Corkery Z U Stephanie Anya ‘13



NCAA Cross Countr y Qualifier


USTFCCCA Cross Countr y All-Academic Team selection


USTFCCCA Cross Countr y All-Region Honorees

Mark Allen ‘13 · first since 2007

John Pope ’14 · second honoree in program history

Mark Allen ’13 John Pope ’14 Nick Regan ’15 Ali Tyburski rski ‘14 Z Mark Allen ‘13 Z

7 Top-10 All-Time Program Records for 29:30:97 Mark Allen ’13 and Mark Leininger ’13

New program record in the outdoor 10,000 meter run set by Mark Leininger ’13 Broke previous record set by Pat MacAdie ’05

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1.74 Goals against Average 2 Patriot League major award winners Ranked 27th in the country

Julie Fosseprez ’16 · Rookie of the Year Gina Hofmann ’12 · Defensive Player of the Year


Shutouts for Ashley Dalisera ’14


All-Patriot League selections


Most in the Patriot League

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Gina Hofmann ’12 · First Team Shelly Montgomery ’14 · First Team Jaclyn Anspach ’14 · Second Team Julie Fosseprez ’16 · Second Team Rebecca Treharne ’15 · Second Team

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Goals scored by Shelly Montgomer y ’14 Ranked second in the Patriot League and 18th in the nation




All-Patriot League First Team selections


Straight Patriot League weekly awards for Teal Harrison ‘16

Kimberly Collins ’13 Laura Dawson ’13 Emily Maher ’14

Became American’s first-ever Rookie of the Year honoree ree

Teal Harriso Harrison ‘16 Z

Overtime victor y over #12 Johns Hopkins First upset of a ranked opponent in program history


Saves for Teal Harrison ’16


Career points for Kimberly Collins ’13

Ranked fifth in the nation and led the Patriot League

Ranks second all-time at American Emily Maher ‘14 4Z U Kimberly Collins ‘13 and Head Coach Emma Wallace


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Patriot League major award winners


Patriot League Coach of the Year st awards for Head Coach Todd West

Billy Knutsen '14 · Goalkeeper of the Yearr Colin Seigfreid '14 · Scholar-Athlete of thee Year Cristobal Soto '14 · Defensive Player of the he Year Todd West · Coach of the Year

2004, 2008, 2011, 2012

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NSCAA All-Region Team selections N C Cristobal Soto ’14 · First Team Dale McDonald ’14 · Second Team D Billy Knutsen ’14 · Third Team B Colin Seigfreid ’14 · Third Team C

Seconds conds remaining afte after Stephen Hauschild’s ’15 game-winning goal against Holy Cross Secured fifth regular season championship in 12 seasons



Patriot League record First undefeated conference season in program history

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All-Patriot League selections Hannah Tatro ’13 · First Team Kirsten Eriksen ’15 · Second Team Michelle Montilio ’13 · Second Team

Consecutive shutouts for Charlene Belanger ’15 First time in program history

Y Hannah Tatro ‘13


Record in conference play Earned first Patriot League Tournament berth since 2009


Career Assists for Jasmine Mohandesi ’13


Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selections

Tied for seventh all-time at American

Conference-best for the fourth straight year

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Academic All-Patriot League selections


All-Patriot League selections


Individual titles won at a tri-meet against Catholic and George Washington

Bobby Ballance ’14 Melissa Parker ’15

Bobby Ballance ’14 · First Team Melissa Parker ’15 · Second Team Matt Wurm ’14 · Second Team


Y Head Coach Mark Davin

Consecutive semesters as CSCAA All-America Team Both the men’s and women's teams earned the distinction every semester since spring 1995 term


Silver medal 1-meter dive score at Patriot League Championship for Melissa Parker ’15 Ranks fourth all-time at American

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All-Patriot League Selections


Consecutive Capital One Academic All-District First Team honors for Rebecca Heath ’12 ’13

Morgan Hendrix ’14 Sara Rishell ’15

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Patriot League Rookie of the Week Awards for Allison Cappellino ’16 8/27; 9/10; 10/8; 10/22; 10/29

Consecutive appearances in the Patriot League Championship game Block assists for Morgan Hendrix ’14 Broke single-season program record set by Sherita Hall in 1994



NCAA Championship Qualifiers


Overtime decision by Kevin Tao ’13 over the No. 3 seed at the NCAA Championships

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Blake Herrin ’14 Kevin Tao ’13 David Terao ’16


Podium finishes for David Terao ’16


EIWA Placewinners

Only wrestler to place in every tournament during the regular season U Head Coach Teague Moore

Blake Herrin ’14 · Second Place · 285 lbs. David Terao ’16 · Third Place · 125 lbs. Kevin Tao ’13 · Fifth Place · 149 lbs. Phillip Barreiro ’13 · Eighth Place · 165 lbs. Mark Cirello ’15 · Eighth Place · 157 lbs.


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Student-athletes achieved a 4.0 GPA during either the fall or spring semester

FALL SEMESTER 4.0's Jaclyn Anspach ’14, Health Promotion, Field Hockey Mary Theresa Callahan ’13, Biology, Women’s Soccer


U Diving's Kylie Smith '13 after receiving her diploma at the Kogod School of Business graduation ceremony.


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U Men's Basketball's Warren Flood '13 crosses the stage after receiving his diploma at the Kogod School of Business graduation ceremony.

Academic-All Patriot League Selections The Academic All-Patriot League Team was created three years ago to honor student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.

Jaclyn Anspach ’14, Health Promotion, Field Hockey Emily Burton ’13, Psychology, Lacrosse Mary Theresa Callahan ’13, Biology, Women’s Soccer Laura Dawson ’13, Psychology, Lacrosse Julie Fosseprez ’16, Biology, Field Hockey Kegan Gerard ’16, CLEG, Swimming & Diving Sarah Katz ’16, Undeclared, Volleyball Alex Lugovina ’14, Communication Studies, Lacrosse Samantha Marshall ’13, Broadcast Journalism, Lacrosse Toby McCarroll ’16, Undeclared, Swimming & Diving Shelly Montgomery ’14, Health Promotion, Field Hockey Monika Smidova ’15, Business Administration, Volleyball Jacob Weinreb ’15, Accounting, Men’s Soccer Grace Wilson ’15, Elementary Education, Field Hockey Thomas Woermer ’15, CLEG, Cross Country/Track & Field Women's Basketball's Stephanie Anya '13 at the College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony. Z

Student-athletes named to the Dean’s List in either the fall or spring semester A student-athlete must earn a minimum GPA of 3.67 and be enrolled in 15 credit hours to be eligible.

Student-athletes named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll A student-athlete must earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 during their championship season to be eligible.


Combined student-athlete GPA during the 2012-13 academic year

Y Men's Basketball's Daniel Munoz '13 and Stephen Lumpkins '13 with Men's Soccer's Ryan Morales '13 at the Kogod School of Business graduation ceremony


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USTFCCCA All-Academic Team selection


NWCA All-Academic Team selection

John Pope ’14 becomes American’s second cross country student-athlete to be recognized after posting a 3.85 cumulative GPA. Pope is a six-time Academic All-Patriot League selection. Y Kevin Tao '13

American earned one NWCA All-Academic Team honoree, giving the Eagles 12 in the last three years. To be named an All-Academic Team member, a wrestler must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule, or been a NCAA All-American with at least a 3.0 GPA. Kevin Tao ’13 · Health Promotion

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The lacrosse team earned the highest combined GPA in Division 1 women's lacrosse with a 3.66 mark American recorded the top GPA in Division I women’s lacrosse for the second consecutive year.

Teams finished with a 3.4 GPA or higher in the spring 2013 semester



Field hockey, lacrosse, women’s soccer and volleyball all accomplished the feat.

AVCA Team Academic Award earned by the volleyball team Teams must maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA to be recognized.

NFHCA National Academic Squad selections The NFHCA National Academic Squad recognizes those field hockey student-athletes who achieved a minimum GPA of 3.30 in the fall semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Jaclyn Anspach ’14 · Health Promotion Carly Atchison ’15 · Political Science Erica Binzer ’15 · Health Promotion Ashley Dalisera ’14 · Law & Society/Political Science Jess Davis ’16 · Business Administration Julie Fosseprez ’16 · Biology Gina Hofmann ’12 · Business Administration Emilie Ikeda ’16 · Broadcast Journalism Kate McBeath ’16 · International Studies Alex McMackin ’14 · Communication Studies Shelly Montgomery ’14 · Health Promotion Kathleen Namey ’16 · Undeclared Kati Rothenhoefer ’15 · Psychology Rebecca Treharne ’15 · Business Administration Grace Wilson ’15 · Elementary Education


Consecutive CSCAA Team Academic All-America honors earned by the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams The CSCAA Team Academic All-America award recognizes teams achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher each semester.


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PAT R I O T L E A G U E S C H OL A R - AT H L E T E S O F T H E YEAR Alexis Dobbs ‘14 • 3.83 • Public Health • Women’s Basketball


While starting 28 games at point guard for the women’s basketball team during the 2012-13 season, Dobbs maintained a 3.83 cumulative GPA as a Public Health major. She was named an All-Patriot League Second Team selection after averaging 11.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. The junior also led the conference in steals (2.0 spg) and assist/turnover ratio (1.7), and was second in assists (3.9 apg). She was named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-District honoree for the second straight year and received Dean’s List honors for the fifth consecutive semester in the fall. Dobbs becomes the first American women’s basketball student-athlete to be named Scholar-Athlete of the Year in back-to-back seasons since Liz Hayes was honored in 2006-07 and 2007-08.


Colin Seigfreid ’14 • 3.64 • Business Administration • Men’s Soccer

Seigfreid became American’s third-straight Scholar-Athlete of the Year honoree in men’s soccer, posting a 3.64 cumulative GPA. The junior led the Eagles to a top seed in the 2012 Patriot League Tournament for a second consecutive year and fifth time in program history with a 5-0-2 conference record, American’s first undefeated regular season in program history. The All-Patriot League First Team member led the conference and team in points (17) and assists (7). Seigfreid was a three-time Patriot League BRINE Offensive Player of the Week and was recognized as an Eastern College Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week this season. He made his second appearance on the Academic All-League squad after being named last year as a sophomore. Seigfreid is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and received Dean’s List honors three times during his academic tenure.

C E L E B R AT I N G A C A D E M I C S U C C E S S The American University Department of Athletics honored the top 10 percent of AU’s student-athletes at the Academic Luncheon in Februar y. Those honored at this year’s luncheon had to earn at least a 3.94 GPA in the spring 2012 semester and/or a 3.86 GPA in the fall 2013 semester.

Class of 2016

Julie Fosseprez, CAS, Field Hockey Emilie Ikeda, SOC, Field Hockey Sarah Katz, CAS, Volleyball Toby McCarroll, CAS, Men’s Swimming & Diving

Class of 2015

Charlene Belanger, CAS, Women’s Soccer Jen Dumiak, CAS, Women’s Basketball Matthew Kerman, KSB, Men’s Soccer Melissa Parker, CAS, Women’s Swimming & Diving Monika Smidova, KSB, Volleyball Thomas Woermer, SPA, Cross Country/Track

Class of 2014

Jaclyn Anspach, CAS, Field Hockey Stephanie Burry, CAS, Field Hockey Alexis Dobbs, CAS, Women’s Basketball Alex Lugovina, SOC, Lacrosse Daniel Mitchell ’12, KSB, Wrestling Shelly Montgomery, CAS, Field Hockey John Pope, SIS, Cross Country/Track Colin Seigfreid, KSB, Men’s Soccer Julia Von Heeringen, CAS, Women’s Swimming & Diving

Class of 2013

Emily Burton, CAS, Lacrosse Mary Theresa Callahan, CAS, Women’s Soccer Kimberly Collins, KSB, Lacrosse Daniel Fisher, SIS, Men’s Basketball Rebecca Heath '12, CAS, Volleyball Samantha Marshall, SOC, Lacrosse Kristin Piorun, CAS, Women’s Soccer Hannah Tatro, CAS, Women’s Soccer Zach Weinstein ’12, SPA, Cross Country/Track

Class of 2012

Ryan Flores, CAS, Wrestling Robert Grell, CAS, Men’s Swimming & Diving Paige Lin, CAS, Lacrosse Greg Lush, SPA, Cross Country and Track Sam Miller, SOC, Men’s Swimming & Diving Allison Slattery, KSB, Women’s Soccer Alex Tilatti, SPA, Men’s Soccer Mikaila Weaver, SOC, Women’s Soccer Mark Wysocki ’11, SOC, Men’s Soccer

Kimberly Collins ‘13, Daniel Fisher ‘13, Rebecca Heath ‘12, '13


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M I C HA E L T RI L L I NG M E M O R I A L SCH O LARSHIP TRILLING SCHOLARS 2012-13 .........................Tom Achilles, SOC ’13 ...................................Maya Kosover, SOC ’13 2011-12 ........................ Tom Achilles, SOC ‘13 ................................Amanda Zimmer, SOC ‘12 2010-11 ...................... Katie Mattern, SOC ’11 2009-10 ............................. Dan King, KSB ’10 ...................................... Sean Speirs, SOC ’10 2008-09 ........................ Sean Speirs, SOC ’10 2007-08 ......................... Sean Speirs, SOC ’10 2006-07 ....................Matthew Doolin, SOC ’07 2004-05 ........... Patrick W. Bevilacqua, SOC ’05 2003-04 .............. Elizabeth F. Krashes, SOC ’04 2002-03 .............. Elizabeth F. Krashes, SOC ’04 .....................................Tara L. Foster, SOC ’02 2001-02 ............... Nathaniel Kraft, SPA/MA ’03 2000-01 ............... Ashton B. Williams, SOC ’01 1999-00 ........................John A. Senn, SOC ’00 1998-99 ................... Brian W. Kreutter, SPA ’98 1997-98 ................... Brian W. Kreutter, SPA ’98 1996-97 ...................................Jonathan Siegel 1995-96 ......................... Philip Rippa, SOC ’97

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The Michael Trilling Memorial Scholarship is a two-year award given to the rising American University junior who most closely embodies the qualities of the late Mike Trilling ’63. Trilling had a passion for helping students get started in careers related to sports journalism and this award has been created in that spirit. Trilling, better known as “Trills,” served as AU’s first full-time sports information director from 1964 to 1969 and later spent 17 years as the Washington Post’s high school sports editor. “Trills was the original sports guy,” wrote David Aldridge ’87, former editor-in-chief for The Eagle, shortly after Trilling’s passing. “To the end, Trills was loyal, loyal to the school and program he loved and to those he brought into this business.” Trilling earned a bachelor’s degree from the School of Communication in 1963. In 1980, he received the Stafford H. Cassell Award in recognition of outstanding professional or community accomplishment. Trilling passed away on October 26, 1988 at the age of 46.

SPORTS is not only their passion; it’s their livelihood. EMPLOYER: Comcast SportsNet. POSITIONS: Matt’s an assignment desk coordinator; Amanda’s a production assistant. “My job is PUTTING PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT PLACE SO THEY CAN SUCCEED,” Doolin says. Zimmer’s an important part of that team. “It’s our job to make sure [games and interviews] are recorded and all the editors have everything they need to get things edited correctly and as quickly as they can,” she says. Both were Trilling Scholars at AU, a two-year award given to a rising junior who embodies the qualities of the late Mike Trilling, AU’s first full-time sport information director. “THE TRILLING SCHOLARSHIP is a perfect reflection of the values of the Department of Athletics and Recreation,” says Associate Athletic Director Nancy Yasharoff. “It honors Mike’s accomplishments and provides opportunities for people like Amanda and Matt to combine real-world experience with classroom learning.” GOOD QUESTION: “Why wouldn’t you want to WATCH SPORTS FOR A CAREER?” asks Zimmer.


U Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos, Mary Theresa Callahan ’13, and Barbara Reimann

REIMANN SCHOLARS 2012-13…..Mary Theresa Callahan, CAS ’13, Women’s Soccer 2011-12 ................Lauren Schoenberger, CAS ’12, Lacrosse 2010-11 ...............Matt Mariacher, SOC ’11, ‘12, Wrestling 2009-10 ......Nicole Ryan, KSB ’09, ’11, Women’s Basketball 2008-09 ...........................Kira Sonberg, CAS ’08, Lacrosse 2007-08 .................. Maggie L. Hall, CAS ’08, Field Hockey 2006-07 ............ Heidi L. Hershberger, SIS ’07, Field Hockey 2005-06 ...................... Moriah D. Linnell, KSB ’06, Lacrosse 2004-05 .......... Catherine E. Fluegeman, CAS ’05, Volleyball 2003-04 ....................... Laura Miller, SPA ’04, Field Hockey 2002-03 ..................... Karla Kucerkova, KSB ’03, Volleyball 2001-02 ..................... Jessica Reed, SOC ’00, Field Hockey 2000-01 .............. Elizabeth E. Goodrich, CAS ’00, Lacrosse

The Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student-athlete who has excelled academically and athletically, has been involved in community service, and will pursue a postgraduate degree. Reimann dedicated 30-plus years of service to American University as an athletics director, field hockey coach and professor, and was inducted into the Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame in 2001. Reimann served as AU’s head field hockey coach from 1967 to 1987, accumulating an overall record of 111-109-30 during her 20 seasons. In 1987 she gave up her coaching duties to become an assistant athletics director. Reimann was responsible for starting and operating AU’s academic support program within the athletics department, handled all compliance matters and was eventually elevated to senior associate athletics director/ senior women’s administrator. Reimann also served as an associate professor of health and fitness from 1967-1997.


“This award is a fitting tribute to a woman who was not only a coach but also an educator and role model,” Athena Argyropoulos ’78, Associate Athletics Director/ Senior Women’s Administrator said. “Barbara Reimann made an impact on the lives of every student-athlete she came into contact with, myself included.” Women’s soccer’s Mary Theresa Callahan was the recipient of this year’s Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship. Callahan graduated in May from the College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in Biology, and plans to pursue a postgraduate degree in Food Science and Nutrition. Callahan was a four-year member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. She appeared in two games in goal for the Eagles and started American’s regular season finale against Colgate this season.

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ALEXIS DOBBS NETS SCHOLAR - ATHLETE OF THE YEAR individual game. She focused on broadening her ballhandling skillset and tightening up her shooting. This is the student-athlete ideal — showing academics and athletics equal favor. It’s always been Dobbs’ approach, said Coach Matt Corkery, and it shows. This year, the Patriot League named Dobbs the Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second time.

A spate of knee injuries brought the junior from Berea, Ohio into contact with a physician’s assistant at the Cleveland Clinic. Dobbs was so inspired by her work that Dobbs spent last summer shadowing her at the prestigious hospital.

Dobbs, a public health major with a biology minor, carries a 3.83 cumulative GPA. She is a twotime CoSIDA First Team Academic AllDistrict honoree, two-time Academic All-Patriot League selection, two-time Dean’s List honoree, and two-time Patriot League Academic Honor Roll recipient. After she graduates next year, she intends to go to physician assistant school and ultimately end up working in orthopedics or sports medicine.

Dobbs’ summer wasn’t just spent learning about medicine. She also used the months off to work on her

“Being named the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year is one of my greatest accomplishments,” Dobbs

Alexis Dobbs has had her share of sports injuries. As a result, the women’s basketball team captain has become well acquainted with doctors’ offices.

said. “I was definitely brought up to do well in the classroom. Everyone knows one day the game is going to end.” Both of Dobbs’ parents know that from experience. Her father, Franklin “Happy” Dobbs, played basketball at Villanova University and is currently a coach at Bryant University. Her mother, Karen, ran track for Florida State University.

rewarded with scoring opportunities she helped create. She managed the game for the Eagles, which makes sense since teammates describe her as solid, accountable, consistent, and someone they can count on. “Players look to her when the pressure is on,” Corkery said. “She brings confidence to the table and keeps everyone calm.”

Dobbs grew to love the game not just because it fed her competitive side, but also because it was a smart game. You have to think in basketball, she said.

Dobbs’ consistency doesn’t end on the basketball court. Her achievements in the classroom are evidence of that, Corkey said.

This past season, Dobbs had to step up as a captain and lead her team. “Going into this season, I had a whole new mindset. I was excited to come into this season working with a new offense,” she said. “I helped us play to our strengths this year.”

“She’s really representing the AU women’s basketball program in a positive light. We’re about developing the whole person,” he said. “It reflects well on the Athletic Department as a whole.” BY LAUREN OBER MARCH 20, 2013

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DA N I EL F I S HE R B A LA NCE S R A D UT I E S , A U H O OPS Daniel Fisher is a busy guy. When he’s not hitting the books as an International Relations major, he’s pounding the boards as a member of AU’s men’s basketball team. And in the time that’s left after those full-time commitments, he’s also a Resident Assistant in Nebraska Hall. With so much going on, it’s hard to figure out how Fish, as his teammates call him, squeezes in sleeping and eating. Being a student-athlete at AU is all about balance. At this stage in his collegiate career, Fisher could write a book on the subject. The senior came to AU from Melbourne, Australia. He says he was drawn to Washington, D.C. because it’s the seat of world democracy. It was the perfect place to study international relations. “AU was a good school, there was good basketball, there were good people. It was something I couldn’t pass up,” Fisher said. The 6-foot-7-inch Fisher began his

career for the Eagles as a center on the scout team. “It really fit him well because he’s so bright,” former Head Men's Basketball Coach Jeff Jones said. “He might have to learn two to three different teams' offenses a week. But he has a knack for it.” In addition to his high basketball IQ, Fisher has proven to be a leader off the court. For the past three years,

he’s served as the men’s basketball team representative on the StudentAthlete Advisory Council. This year, he’s president of the organization, which advocates for student-athletes on campus.

“It’s commendable,” said Jason Autry, the Resident Director for Nebraska Hall. “Taking on both of these responsibilities requires time management and a level of maturity that many professionals don’t have. “

Fisher’s ability to square the demands of at least 20 hours of basketball a week, plus a full SIS course load and his obligations to SAAC, was what prompted Jones to encourage his player to consider applying for an RA position. It was an unusual proposition — being an RA takes up nearly as much time as being a Division I basketball player. When would Fisher find time to do his schoolwork?

One could argue that being an RA has made Fisher a better teammate and vice versa. Both activities have informed one another. He has brought his ability to work on a team to his RA position. And being an RA has helped him think more about the relationships around him.

That wasn’t something his coach needed to worry about. Fisher had it under control. The Aussie big man is the first AU basketball player to be an RA and one of only a small handful of studentathletes over the years who have taken up residential responsibilities. With basketball season now underway, Fisher has to be even more on top of things.


The parallels are apparent, Autry said. “I think whether you’re a part of the basketball team or the RA team, you’re working together with a group through thick and thin,” he said. “I think Daniel thrives in a small network of people working towards a common goal.” BY LAUREN OBER JANUARY 6, 2013

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U Lisa Lumeya '16


hen Lisa Lumeya did her first screen test to host the "Eye on the Eagles" TV show, she was so nervous, she didn’t think she’d be able to get through it. She’d never thought about getting into TV when American University Athletics scouted her, so being featured on a show was not on her radar.

Since that first time on camera, Lumeya has made an impressive go of it, hosting the sports round-up show for the 20122013 season. Not bad for a freshman who came to AU thinking she’d be a lawyer, not a TV personality. Lumeya’s journey to AU was long and winding. She was born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and a Congolese father. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to the Democratic Republic of Congo where they stayed until war broke out, which forced them to flee. They returned to Sweden for a bit and then went back to the Congo when the war had ended. Ultimately, the family ended up in Fresno, Calif., where Lumeya did most of her schooling. Having experienced war and conflict up close had a significant impact on Lumeya, SPA ’16. “It spurred a passion in me for justice and international human rights,” she said. That’s why she came to AU. Before she started hosting the "Eye on the Eagles" Lumeya joined the AU Dance Team. During one of her performances, Lumeya caught the eye of Nancy Yasharoff, Associate Athletics Director for communications. Yasharoff asked Lumeya if she’d consider hosting the "Eye on the Eagles". Despite not having any broadcast experience, Lumeya said yes.

“I’ve definitely gained an understanding of speaking and an awareness of how I look when I’m doing it,” Lumeya said.“ Not only has hosting "Eye on the Eagles" laid a foundation for public speaking, but it has also given a new appreciation for what it takes to be a broadcaster. “It’s a lot harder than it looks,” she said. Another thing Lumeya has come to Episode 1: American University's Spirit Squad appreciate since taking over host responsibilities is athletics at AU. Before coming to American, Lumeya had no idea that the university fielded 16 Division I teams. Now she knows a little something about all of AU’s sports. Hosting "Eye of the Eagles" has brought the freshman some recognition around campus as well. More than once, someone has come up to Lumeya asking if she’s “the girl from the Eye on the Eagles.” Lumeya laughs at this, especially when it happens Episode 2: Virginia Casabo '99 Induction into the Stafford H. "Pop" Cassell Hall of Fame in the Terrace Dining Room. With so much on her plate, including taking 17 academic credits this semester, Lumeya’s planner is her life. It’s full of commitments from fraternity meetings to class projects. But she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I work best when I’m under stress,” she said. “But I enjoy everything I do.” BY LAUREN OBER

Episode 1: Stephen Lumpkins' Return to AU Men's Basketball

APRIL 1, 2013

Episode 2: John Schoof and His Basketball Family

A N E W BE ND E R A R E NA E XP ERIENCE Fans attending men’s and women’s basketball, wrestling and volleyball games this season were treated to a new, enhanced experience in Bender Arena. Two state-of-theart Daktronics LED video boards were installed in the arena this year, featuring more displayed content than ever before. The boards included enhanced scoreboard capabilities and real-time stats. For the first time in Bender Arena history, live and preproduced video was featured on the board with replay, close-up looks at players, coaches, fans and promotions throughout the game.


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FA C ULT Y - S TA FF B A S K E T BA L L CL A SSI C "This was a really fun game. I'm a new professor on campus. I've never heard of a university hosting a game between the faculty and the staff -- it builds camaraderie. This is great! I'm looking forward to next year; I'll be back," commented Lowry. The Staff Team was honored at halftime during the men’s basketball game on Sunday, January 6 when the 2012 or three consecutive years, AU Faculty and Staff have Faculty-Staff Banner was placed battled for hoop supremacy in Bender Arena. Faculty won in the rafters of Bender Arena. in 2011 and Staff prevailed in 2010, so a lot was at stake for the rubber match this year. The Staff team, coached by Terry Flannery, Vice President of Communication, led early but had to hold off a furious comeback by the Faculty, who took back their title with a 34-30 victory.


Sean Wilson, Support Services Associate, Facilities Management, led the Staff team, posting all 10 of his points in the second half. The Faculty team’s David Lowry, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Anthropology, led all scorers with 15 points. Lowry tallied four three-pointers and went a perfect 3-for-3 from the foul line. Stephen Vladec, Professor, Washington College of Law, added seven points for the Faculty team, recording one three, while Nigel Buoga, Help Desk Analyst, IT Customer Service, and Michael Allen, Police Officer Lead, Public Safety, each added five points for the Staff.

A LUM N I E A G LE AWA R D Indeed, the consistent rave reviews that Booeymonger receives in the media are a reflection of Vogel, who has helped the restaurant to expand to four locations, including nearby Friendship Heights.


great number of American University alumni have used their successful careers as mechanisms for giving back to AU - but few have done so with such generosity, consistency, and compassion as Ronald Vogel, CAS/BS ’72, who was honored by the Alumni Association with the Alumni Eagle Award during the 2012 All-American Weekend. As co-owner of Booeymonger, a wonderfully unique delicatessen in the Washington, D.C. Metro area, Vogel has used his resources to benefit our University's community extensively for over twenty years.

nearly two decades and often traveling to cheer on the team on the road.

Vogel represents the core values of American University - spirit and service to community. His contributions to AU One of the first great impressions of AU have made him one of our most valuable that prospective students gather often alumni. He sets the mark for what we comes during their visit to Bender Arena hope all alumni will one day become. at Preview Day programs - when they taste their first Booeymonger sandwiches. When AU hosts recruiting events, Vogel serves the meals that are both fun and delicious. And when they return as accepted students, these individuals are rewarded again with wonderful Booeymonger food - always prepared and presented with great care - at Freshman Day and during the overnight programs.

Vogel has also built extraordinary, strong relationships over the years with members of the AU community. He has been a longtime supporter of American University Athletics, holding court-side season tickets for the AU men’s basketball program for


U Ron Vogel with AU President Dr. Neil Kerwin '71 and Alumni Association President Erin Fuller '93, '94

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he American University Department of Athletics in partnership with DC Trails launched the new Clawed bus design at the start of the 201213 school year. The bus helps brand the Eagles as it carries our teams up and down the East Coast. Be sure to look for the bus around D.C. and throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region!



uring the summer of 2012, AU Athletics began a complete remodel of its outer lobby, trophy room and academic hallway to recognize the accomplishments of our student-athletes both past and present. The outer lobby features artwork with the best images in the history of AU Athletics, honoring our All-Americans and championship seasons. The trophy room features two HD televisions on either side of the new trophy cases. One television shows video highlights from the past year and the other is a touchscreen computer on so visitors can get up-to-date information about their favorite teams throughout the year. The academic hallway recognizes the academic accomplishments of our student-athletes, including buttons of the individuals who were honored during their career and images of the teams with the top GPA in their sports.


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S TUDEN T - AT HL E T E B A N Q UE T On May 5, American University’s teams, coaches, and special guests came together at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park for the end-of-the-year Student-Athlete Banquet. The evening began with a reception that honored American’s senior student-athletes and concluded with the naming of the Male and Female Senior Student-Athletes of the Year. AU President Dr. Neil Kerwin ’71 delivered the keynote address at the event. Watch all the 2012-13 Team Highlight Videos by scanning here:

Pictured above (L to R): American University President Dr. Neil Kerwin '71; American University Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker









• 1 • Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker, Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Kevin Tao ’13 and Head Wrestling Coach Teague Moore • 2 • Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos, Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship Award Winner Mary Theresa Callahan ’13 and Barbara J. Reimann • 3 • Female Super Iron Eagle Award Winner Emily Maher ’14, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Tolzman, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Jake Patten and Male Super Iron Eagle Award Winner John Schoof ’15 • 4 • Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker, Field Hockey MVP Shelly Montgomery ’14 and Head Field Hockey Coach Steve Jennings • 5 • Head Women’s Basketball Coach Matt Corkery, Women’s Basketball MVP Alexis Dobbs ’14 and Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker • 6 • Head Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Brennan, Men’s Basketball MVP Stephen Lumpkins ’13 and Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker • 7 • Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker, Men’s Swimming and Diving MVP Bobby Ballance ’14 and Head Swimming and Diving Coach Mark Davin • 8 • Director of Athletics Dr. Billy Walker, Lacrosse MVP Kimberly Collins ’13 and Head Lacrosse Coach Emma Wallace





Men’s Basketball MVP ......................... Stephen Lumpkins Women’s Basketball MVP ...........................Alexis Dobbs Men’s Cross Country MVP..............................Mark Allen Women’s Cross Country MVP ........................ Ali Tyburski Field Hockey MVP ............................. Shelly Montgomery Lacrosse MVP ........................................Kimberly Collins Men’s Soccer MVP ................................... Cristobal Soto Women’s Soccer MVP .......................... Michelle Montilio Men’s Swimming and Diving MVP............ Bobby Ballance Women’s Swimming and Diving MVP .........Melissa Parker Men’s Indoor Track and Field MVP ............ Mark Leininger Women’s Indoor Track and Field MVP ........ Carly Birkhold Men’s Outdoor Track and Field MVP ................ John Pope Women’s Outdoor Track and Field MVP........ Julia Sullivan Volleyball MVP ..................................... Morgan Hendrix Wrestling MVP............................................ David Terao


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Dear Alumni and Friends, It has been another successful year for American University Athletics and we thank you for being a part of it. Your generous support of our student-athletes allows us to fulfill our motto of WIN. LEARN. LEAD., and provide our student-athletes with a first-class academic and athletic experience. Each of our road game receptions brought together alumni from across the country to cheer on our teams and let them know that Eagles fans everywhere admire their skill and dedication. Our special events included two golf outings, the annual silent auction, team alumni events and another sold out Cassell Hall of Fame induction - all of which honored and celebrated our rich history and winning tradition.

Don’t forget to visit the bookstore website for our newest athletics apparel, connect through our Facebook pages and join the growing Blue Crew 2 fan group. With so many ways to stay involved, you can help ensure that American Athletics continues to win, learn and lead; on and off the fields of play. To find out more about how you can help, please call us at 202-885-3104 or visit today.

We are planning another exciting year of events and programs in which we encourage you to participate. These programs bring our alumni, friends and families together to network, reminisce and be a part of the amazing accomplishments of our current student-athletes and teams. We have high expectations for the coming year and your generosity, involvement, and support are vital to our continued success.

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

David Bierwirth Associate Director of Athletics (202) 885-3025

David Bierwirth Associate Director of Athletics

In addition to making an annual gift to the Eagles Club, we hope you will be able to join us for the university’s All-American Alumni and Friends Weekend, October 18-20, 2013. The Department of Athletics will host various alumni events that weekend, most notably an alumni golf outing on Friday the 18th. Please stay tuned throughout the year to to learn about the various events and ways that you can participate.

Matthew Goff Assistant Director of Development (202) 885-3104


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EA GL ES L E A D E R S HI P C O UNCI L The Athletics & Recreation Eagles Leadership Council serves as an advocacy group for the Department of Athletics and Recreation. It provides a network of highly engaged leaders from the university community, composed of alumni, parents, and friends who will serve as ambassadors and champions of the department’s students, staff, and goals. Through the guidance of the Director of Athletics, Billy Walker, members will work with their peers, department partners, and university leaders to advance and support Athletics’ continued success on and off the fields of play. To find out more about the Eagles Leadership Council or to express interest in joining, contact D.A. Phillips, Director of Development, Athletics & Recreation at 202-590-5003 or

D.A. Phillips Director of Development, Athletics & Recreation

DON O R R OL L 1940’ S Mr. Stanley M. Adelson ’49 and Mrs. Enid P. Adelson Mr. Paul W. Scrimshaw ’48 and Mrs. Esther Alice Scrimshaw

1950’ S Dr. Stanley J. Grogan ’50, ’55 and Mrs. Mary Grogan Mr. H. George Latham ’50, ’58 and Mrs. Claire Latham Col. James J. Schnitzer ’51 and Mrs. Mary Schnitzer Mr. Dick Taylor ’52 Mrs. Julia Gallagher ’53 and Mr. Walter P. Gallagher ’57 Mr. Charles N. Baer ’54 Mr. Jonah Gitlitz ’55 and Mrs. Sallie Gitlitz Mr. Richard P. Clifton ’57 Mrs. Catherine Eckbreth ’58 Mr. Jack B. Jones ’58 Mr. Neil Sherman ’58 and Mrs. Bonnie Sherman Mr. Philip D. Levy ’59 and Mrs. Rita Levy Mr. Edwin R. Thomas ’59

Mrs. Susan R. Mason ’68 and Mr. William B. Mason, Jr. ’80, ’69 Dr. Anita Mostow ’68 and Mr. Leslie A. Mostow ’70 Mr. Ronald B. Nissenbaum '68 and Mrs. Judith L. Nissenbaum Mr. Theodore R. Ringelheim ’68 Mr. Howard M. Soltoff ’68 and Mrs. Jane E. Soltoff Mr. Robert D. Anton ’69 and Mrs. Marilynn Anton Mr. Roger W. Bancroft Jr. '69 Mrs. Paula Levine Blachman ’69 and Mr. Michael J. Blachman ’69 Mr. Peter H. Chen ’69 and Mrs. Patricia F. Chen Mr. George Reed Dellinger ’69, ’71 and Ms. Kate Perry Mr. William J. Gordon ’69 Mr. Gary Stephen Horkey ’69 Mrs. Beverly Ann Kronthal ’69 and Mr. Louis M. Kronthal Mrs. Joyce Levy ’69 and Mr. Stevan M. Levy Mr. Edward James Rochford ’69 and Mrs. Elaine Rochford Mr. Peter J. Shanno ’69 Mr. Stephen Michael Shapiro ’69 Mr. Kenneth Richard Stuart ’69 and Mrs. Nancy L. Stuart Mr. George Allen Whitehouse ’69 and Mrs. Katherine C. Whitehouse

1970’ S

U Hall of Famer Bill Ruvo '82, John Hanson and Hall of Famer Dick Taylor '52

U Bob Cowdrey '71 and Ron Vogel '72

1960’ S Karl W. Viehe '65, '68, '81 Mr. Daniel C. Adkins ’68 and Mrs. Maja Evans Mr. Robert L. Gero ’68 Mr. Alan S. Hartenstein '68 and Ms. Ellen S. Hartenstein Mr. H. Jonathan Kovler ’68 and Mrs. Sally Meyers Kovler

Mr. Martin Bronstein ’70 Mrs. Susan L. Cooke ’70 and Mr. Charles E. Cooke ’70 Mr. David C. Driscoll ’70 and Ms. Ann S. Harrington Mr. Marc S. Goldstein ’70 and Ms. Karen L. Canova Dr. James Donald Latham ’70 and Ms. Judy A. Latham Dr. Roy Haywood Lopata ’70 Mrs. Lynda Samuely Marks ’70 and Mr. Stanley I. Marks ’68 Mrs. Sandra H. Van Fossan ’70 and Mr. Robert Kaighin Van Fossan ’69 Capt. Robert Russell Williams ’70 and Mrs. Sema A. Williams Mr. Robert F. Cowdrey '71 and Mrs. Elizabeth Cowdrey Mr. Scott N. Fein ’71 and Ms. Patricia Martinelli Mr. Glenn Allen Geiger ’71, ’73 Mrs. Rosanne B. Lieber ’71, ’73 and Mr. Gary L. Lieber ’71, ’74 Ms. Robyn Rafferty Mathias ’71, ’92 and Mr. Ross Munro Mrs. Susan L. Shufelt ’71 and Dr. Gordon H. Shufelt ’71, ’98 Mr. Kenneth R. Heyman ’72 and Mrs. Mimi M. Heyman Mr. William M. Lane '72 and Mrs. Kathryn M. Lane Dr. Nanci Irene Moore ’72 Mr. James E. Rocco ’72 Mr. Glenn A. Ruggles ’72 and Mrs. Helen B. Ruggles Mrs. Martha A. Stevenson-Weaver ’72 and Dr. Gary R. Weaver ’68, ’70 Mr. Ronald L. Vogel '72 and Mrs. Eileen Vogel Dr. Sandra Baxter '73 and Dr. Richard Bennett Mr. John Lawton ’73 Mr. Mark J. Lewis '73 and Mrs. Diane Hudson Lewis Mrs. Deena J. O’Neill ’73 and Mr. Brian Gerard O’Neill ’73 Mr. Alan L. Meltzer ’73 and Mrs. Amy Meltzer Mrs. Patricia Ann Wolfe ’73 Mr. Gerald D. Yingst ‘73


AMERICAN UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME THE EAGLES LEADERSHIP COUNCIL MEMBERS: David Aldridge, SOC ’87 Tony Baldwin, CAS ’81 Randy Clouser, SPA ’80 Bob Cowdrey, SPA ’71 Loren Danielson, KSB ’80 Hilary Hershey, CAS ’86 Anita Mostow, CAS ‘67 Leslie Mostow, KSB ‘65 Andrea Murino, SPA ‘98 Boots Nissenbaum, KSB ‘68 Barbara Reimann, Faculty Emeritus Ted Ringelheim, CAS ‘68 Billy Stone, SOC ‘86/KSB ‘89 Ron Vogel, CAS ‘72 George Whitehouse, KSB ‘69

Mr. Jeffery Lynn Zyontz ’73, ’78 and Dr. Wendy Rothman Mrs. Dale Klein Bare ’74, ’81 and Mr. Michael L. Bare Mr. Richard Dorfman ‘74 Mr. Joseph J. Friedl ’74 Mr. Frank E. Haddock ’74 and Mrs. Rosemary Haddock Dr. Barbara Bealor Hines ’74 and Mr. Stephen W. Hines ’70 Mr. Marc William Jaffe ’74 Mrs. Marcia Burch Kurtz ’74 and Mr. Thomas R. Kurtz ’75 Mrs. Becky Ann Legge ’74 and Mr. David R. Legge ’74 Robert J. Matty, Esq. '74 and Mrs. Kathy Matty Ms. Lydia Bloom Parnes ’74, ’77 and Sanford J. Parnes, Esq. ’73, ’76 Mr. Andrew K. Pawlowski ’74 and Mrs. Joyce W. Pawlowski Mr. Lawrence J. Scheid ’74, ’74 and Mrs. Nora D. Scheid Mr. James Dudley Simpson ’74 and Mrs. Shirley L. Simpson Mrs. Jacquelynn T. Stuart ’74 and Mr. David Alan Stuart ’74 Ms. Valerie Ruth Zeman ’74, ’91 Ms. Elizabeth G. Halas ’75 Mr. Alan I. Asman ’76, ’76 and Mrs. Karen E. Asman Mr. Anibal Jose Cortina ’76 and Mrs. Sally Ann W. Cortina Mr. William G. Gosnell '76 and Ms. Nanci Gosnell Mr. Mark H. Laks ’76 and Ms. Terri L. Laks ’81 Ms. Rose Elizabeth Lee ’76 , ’77 Dr. Donald Wilson Dew ’76, ’76 Dr. Jack C. Cassell '77 and Mrs. Denise Cassell Mrs. Catherine Ogilvie Eckbreth ’77 Mr. Jack Bayley Jones ’77 Mrs. Diane Williams ’77 and Mr. James A. Williams ’77, ’79 Ms. Athena Linda Argyropoulos ’78 and Mr. Oliver C. Skinker Mrs. Barbara A. Judd ‘78 and Mr. Theodore Judd Mr. Mark A. Kaffee ’78 Mr. Rolf D Neitzel ’78, ’78 Ms. Lisa B. Neurohr ’78 and Mr. James Rudolph Neurohr ’76

U Romone Penny '08 and President Barack Obama

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D O NOR ROLL Mr. William Francis Howarth ’79, ’79 and Patricia Howarth Mr. Raymond C. Voelkel ’79 and Mrs. Mona W. Voelkel

1980’ S Mr. James Nils Michael Andersen ’80 and Mrs. Patricia M. Andersen Mr. Paul N. Argyropoulos '80 and Mrs. Katheryn Diann Argyropoulos Mr. Randy Clouser '80 and Mrs. Caroline James-Clouser Mr. George Geary Fitzpatrick ’80 and Mrs. Margaret B. Fitzpatrick Mr. Jonah Gitlitz ’80 and Mrs. Sallie Gitlitz Mr. Gary Allan Greenberg ‘80 Mr. Joseph H. McHugh ’80, ’92 and Mrs. Valerie J. McHugh Mr. Charles N. Baer ’81 Mr. Anthony A. Baldwin and Mrs. Cecilia Baldwin Mrs. Jamie Silverstein Danielson ’81 and Mr. Loren L. Danielson ’80 Mr. David R. Michaelson ’81 and Ms. Annette Osso Mrs. Nancy E. Duber ’82 and Mr. Marc Newman Duber ’81 Mrs. Julia J. Gallagher ’82 and Mr. Walter P. Gallagher ’78 Mrs. Carol McGoldrick Gibbons ’82, ’84 and Mr. Christopher M. Gibbons ’83, ’84 Mr. William E. Ruvo ‘82 Mr. David Alan Spuria ’82 and Mrs. Deanna Spuria Mr. Steven R. Wax ’82 Mrs. Susan E. Davis ’83 and Mr. Charles Sanford Davis ‘82 Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Hill ’83 and Mr. Walter Hill Ms. Margaret Jane Kappel ’83 Mrs. Marcy J. Schechter ’83 and Mr. Andrew Richard Schechter ’82 Dr. H Karl Springob ’83, ’85 and Mrs. Helen P. Springob Mr. Colin William Uckert ’83 Mr. Edward Michael Ancin ’84 and Mrs. Eleanor A. Ancin Ms. Anne G. Kaiser ’84 and Mr. John W. Neff Mr. Joshua Klein ’84 and Mrs. Wendy K. Klein Col. James Julius Schnitzer ’84 and Mrs. Mary A. Schnitzer Mr. James G. Lutz '85 and Mrs. Christine Lutz Dr. Domenic M. Caprice ’86 and Mrs. Valerie L. Caprice Ms. Hilary L. Hershey ’86 Ms. Ann B. Kerns ’86

U Anne-Meike de Wiljes '10, Jesika Pufnock '09, Head Field Hockey Coach Steve Jennings and Denise Infante '08

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David Carrasco

Richard N. Taylor, KSB/BS ‘52

Athletics Director, Men’s Basketball Coach, Baseball Coach • Inducted: 1998

Baseball • Inducted: 1972

Virginia E. Hawke

Teacher, Coach, Administrator • Inducted: 1994

Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball Coach • Inducted: 2000

Barbara Reimann

Frank Weiss, CAS/BS ‘58, WCL/JD ‘61

Administrator, Coach, Professor • Inducted: 2001

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 1999

Bill Ruvo, KSB/BA ‘82

Gary Williams


Gordon Austin, CAS/BS ‘83

Coach, Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2012

Jimmy Williams, CAS/BS ‘56, CAS/MA ‘58

Mark Smith, CAS/BS ‘80

Baseball • Inducted: 2009 Ed Tapscott, WCL/JD ‘80

Men’s Basketball Coach • Inducted: 2006 Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2009

Ed Clements, CAS/BA ‘60

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2001

W. James Birthright ’28

Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Track and Field • Inducted: 2003

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 2005

Basketball, Football • Inducted: 1969

Fritz M. Maier, CAS/BA ‘62

Bruce R. Kessler, Sr. CAS/BA ’29

Wrestling• Inducted: 1973

Basketball, Football • Inducted: 1969

William S. “Willie” Jones, CAS/BA ‘64


Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1971 Vince Celtnieks, CAS/BA ‘65

Jody Thornton Powell, SOC/BA ‘87

Ethel Smith, CAS/BA ‘31, CAS/MA ‘33

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 1999

Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey • Inducted: 1996

Men’s Soccer, Cross Country, Men’s Track and Field, Crew, Wrestling • Inducted: 1985

Frank Ross, SOC/BA ‘87

George William Olsen ’32

Dickie Wells, CAS/BA ‘65

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2007

Men’s Basketball, Football • Inducted: 1971

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2012

Keith Trehy, CAS/BS ‘87

Oscar H. Sells CAS/BA ’33, CAS/MA ’34

James Hackett, KSB/BS ‘66

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2000

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 1973

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 2000

Beth Shearer-Clark, CAS/BS ‘88

Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell KSB/BS ’36

William Mason, KSB/BS ‘66, KSB/MA ‘80

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 1999

Men’s Basketball, Football, Coach, Athletics Director Inducted: 1970

Baseball, Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 1985

John Diffley, KSB/BSBA ‘89

Ray (Crowe) West, CAS/BA ‘66

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2006

Joseph P. Carlo CAS/BA ’38

Men’s Diving • Inducted: 2011

Football, Men’s Track and Field, Boxing Inducted: 1969

Arthur Beatty, Jr., CAS/BA ‘69



Andrew “Butch” Bell III, CAS/BA ‘69, CAS/MED ‘70

George L. Brown, CAS/BA ‘40

Peter Chen, KSB/BS ‘69, KSB/MA ‘73

Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s Track and Field, Football • Inducted: 1970

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 1997

Hugo “Dutch” Schulze, CAS/BS ‘41, CAS/MA ‘61


Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2005 Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 1985

Anne C. Monahan, CAS/BA ‘69

Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, SPA/BA ‘83 Darsi Smith Wilson, SOC/BA ‘84

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 1996 David Nakhid, SIS/BA ‘87

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2005

Michael Brady, SOC/BA ‘92

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 1997 Sergio Lopez, CAS/BA ‘92

Men’s Swimming • Inducted: 2001 Liz Pike, SOC/BA ‘94

Women’s Soccer • Inducted: 2011

Field Hockey • Inducted: 1995

Brian Gilgeous, KSB/BSBA ‘95

Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football, Coach, Athletics Director • Inducted: 1969


Gabriella Csepe, KSB/BSBA ‘96

Bartley A. Fugler, CAS/BA ‘48

Mark L. Grabow, CAS/BA ‘73

Men’s Basketball, Football, Baseball, Men’s Tennis Inducted: 1969

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 1998

Julia Behr, SOC/BA ‘97, SOC/MFA ‘00

Kermit Washington, CAS/BA ‘73

Field Hockey • Inducted: 2009

Robert H. Frailey, CAS/BS ‘49, CAS/MA ‘64

Men’s Basketball• Inducted: 1985

Stephen Franzke, SPA/BA '98

Teacher, Coach, Administrator • Inducted: 1994

Kurt Kuykendall, SPA/BS ‘74

Men's Soccer • Inducted: 2013

Albert Nencioni, CAS/BA ‘49

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 1996

Mary Klima, KSB/BS ‘98

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 1997

Dave Reinhart, CAS/BA ‘74

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 2010


Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 2004

Scott Pearson, SPA/BA ‘98

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2008

Robert W. Lamon, CAS/BA ‘50

Gary Cohen, SOC/BS ‘75

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 2004

Stacey-Ann Siu Butt, KSB/BSBA ‘98

Peter Mehlert, CAS/MED ‘75

Field Hockey • Inducted: 2008

Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1972 John Wakefield, CAS/BS ‘50

Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1973 John D. Briggs, CAS/BA ‘51

Men’s Swimming • Inducted: 1972 Leroy Ishman, CAS/BS ‘51

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2004 Women’s Swimming • Inducted: 2008

Men’s Soccer Coach • Inducted: 1998

Virginia Casabo, SOC/BA '99

Wilbur Thomas, KSB/BS ‘75

Field Hockey • Inducted: 2013

Men’s Basketball• Inducted: 2003

Vendula Kurcova, KSB/BS ‘99

Dr. Robert Karch, CAS/DOCT ‘78

Volleyball • Inducted: 2010

Wrestling Coach • Inducted: 2007

Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1995


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Jacqui Frazier-Lyde '83


Frank Weiss '58 '61



Barbara Reimann


Dave Reinhart '74



Ray (Crowe) West '66


Joseph P. Carlo '38



David Carrasco


Scott Pearson '98


Willie Jones '64

Ethel Smith '31 '33 David Nakhid '87

James Hackett '66



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n February 9, 2013 American University inducted its 44th class into the Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame. Honorees included former men’s soccer student-athlete Stephen Franzke ’98 and former field hockey student-athlete Virginia Casabo ’99.

for career assists with 65 and is fifth in the program annals with 119 career points. Casabo was a two-time Regional All-America selection, earning First Team honors in 1997 and Second Team recognition in 1996. She was a 1997 All-CAA First Team selection and earned Second Team honors in 1995 and 1996. Casabo was a part of the class that set one of the best four-year records in program history, going 58-19 in her four years at American. She continued her illustrious career in the international ranks, competing for Uruguay with over 50 international caps and was named the Uruguayan National Field Hockey Player of the Year in 1997.

Franzke was an integral part of American’s 1997 NCAA Tournament run, leading the Eagles to the NCAA Quarterfinals for just the second time in program history. The defender scored the game-winner with 10 seconds left in double-overtime to lift American to a first round victory over William & Mary. Franzke was a four-year starter and four-year captain for the American University men’s soccer team. He was a two-time First Team Regional All-American in 1996 and 1997. Franzke was a three-time All-CAA honoree from 1995 to 1997, earning First Team honors his in final two seasons. He was also named to the AllSouth Atlantic Region team in 1997.

“Being inducted into the Hall of Fame, it’s something I would walk into Bender Arena and look at those portraits and look in awe, saying wow look at those people,” said Casabo. “So now with me being here I’m very flattered and honored and hope that I can live up to it.”

“I would like to thank American University for four wonderful years, that really did change my life,” said Franzke. “This was never even a thought in my mind. I thought how did I get in, but it was surreal and a perfect time to reflect on the true joy of life. I consider myself lucky.” Casabo was one of the most impactful players in the history of American University field hockey. She still holds the program record

Y Stephen Franzke '98 during his induction speech

Sponsored by the Cassell family, the Stafford H. "Pop" Cassell Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 to recognize the achievements and contributions of individuals associated with American University Athletics and Recreation. Outside of jersey retirement, induction into the Cassell Hall of Fame is the highest honor that American University can bestow upon a former studentathlete, coach or athletics administrator.

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