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MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS HISTORY Meredith athletics took on a new life, with the completion of Weatherspoon Gymnasium in 1970. Weatherspoon is still the home of the basketball and volleyball teams, training facilities and athletics offices. The first full-semester golf team was launched in 1976. The volleyball and tennis teams saw their first winning seasons during the 1970s.

Meredith College students have participated in athletic events on campus for more than 100 years. Athletics at Meredith College began in 1904 with the advent of Meredith’s Athletic Association. In addition to sponsoring other student activities around campus, the athletic association began to sponsor sports in 1937. The original sports at Meredith included basketball and tennis. Meredith’s basketball program began with two teams, the Reds and the Blues. The first competitive games against other schools were held in 1904 with two games against St. Mary’s College. In the early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer, horseback riding, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, football and field hockey. The first events were primarily inter-class competitions. In November 1937, Meredith aligned with the Virginia Field Hockey Association and became a part of the United States Conference. The 1940s and 1950s brought some big victories for the basketball team. In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team hosted the Peace Junior College (now Peace College) team. The outcome was a victory for Meredith, and the game marked the beginning of the heated cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s colleges. In 1952, the basketball team pulled out impressive victories against the University of North Carolina and Duke. The field hockey team continued this trend in 1952 by defeating both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils.

Riding the wave of momentum built in the 1970s, Meredith athletics earned state and conference titles in the 1980s. In 1980, the golf team won the NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the conference title. Also in that year, the Student Government Association adopted the angel as the school’s official mascot. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III national tournament in 1981, making it the first bid for a Meredith athletics team to compete for a national championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the 1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be added were soccer in 1993 and cross country in 2005. In recent years at Meredith, there has been an increase in the competitiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level in Division III. The program has had five NCAA tournament bids across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003; tennis 2003, 2007; and soccer 2007). During the summer of 2007 the name of the sports teams was changed to “Avenging Angels” to emphasize the prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marks the first year of competition in the USA South Athletic Conference. Meredith is committed to blending intercollegiate athletics with a strong academic program. Student-athletes follow the same academic requirements and standards as other students; they must maintain a good academic standing with the College, be full-time students, and follow the rules of the NCAA. The athletic program maintains the same high standards set for other departments and the same commitment to the education and personal development of student-athletes.

MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS PROGRAM THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy competitive sports and other activities throughout their college years. Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing all aspects of college life. Division III athletics feature athletes who can receive only academic financial assistance and athletics departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the College. 

ACADEMICS Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A studentathlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. The athletics department also offers a special Athletics Director’s List that recognizes the athletes that receive a 3.5 each of the two semesters. During the 2006-07 season, 51% of Meredith’s student athletes finished with a 3.0 or higher and 25% received the Athletics Director’s award with a 3.5 or higher.

MEDICAL SERVICES In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the athletic training staff provides excellent care for participants. The athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer, Sharon Malley, student athletic trainers from the University of North Carolina and on-call physicians. Some of the services and equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and electrical stimulation. Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The program is headed by Meredith’s Strength and Conditioning Coach David Zinn who is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioning specialist. An instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences at Meredith, Coach Zinn assists in the development and implementation of conditioning and weight training programs for all of Meredith sports.

COMMUNITY SERVICE The student athletes at Meredith College are committed to much more than sports. Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates community service. Some of their past volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic Conference canned food drive.


Contents IFC History of Meredith Athletics 1 Table of Contents and Quick Facts 2 2007 Season Preview 3 2007 Roster 4 Coaching Staff/Previous Records 5 Player Profiles 7 Schedule and Opponents 8 USA South/Media Coverage 9 Facilities 10 About Meredith College 12 About Raleigh, N.C. IBC The Meredith Athletics Experience

Soccer Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Methodist/1985 Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-2250

Meredith College Quick Facts General Information Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C. Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1891 Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,298 Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avenging Angels Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon, Black and White Affiliation:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division III Conference: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA South Athletic Conference President: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen Hartford Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Myers (Elon/1978) Assistant Athletics Director: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Weaver (Virginia/2001) Senior Woman Administrator: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marie Chamblee Faculty Athletics Representative: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Novak Department Assistant: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Suzette Lugo Athletics Department Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8205 Athletics Web Site: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.meredith.edu/athletics Mailing Address: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607 Sports Information Director (SID): . . . . . . . . . . . . Greg Jarvis (Virginia Tech/1994) SID Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8811 SID Email:. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jarvisgr@meredith.edu

E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . smithp@meredith.edu Meredith record (Years) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66-36-6 (6) Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ashley Riggs Goalkeeper Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris McClellan Volunteer Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Margot Childs 2006 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-4-1 Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meredith College Soccer Complex

CREDITS: The 2007-08 Meredith College Media Guide is a publication of the Meredith College Athletics Department in conjunction with the Office of Marketing and Communications. Editor: Meredith Sports Information Director Greg Jarvis; Editorial Assistance: Melyssa Allen, Karen T. Dunton, Kristi Eaves-McLennan; Layout and Design: Vanessa F. Harris; Photography: Greg Jarvis, David Timberlake, Steve Wilson and Meredith College Archives

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2007 Soccer Season Preview final four appearances in the tough North Carolina Youth Soccer Association State Championships.

MIDFIELD Senior Jerica Moses and junior Anna Buryk will lead a strong and experienced midfield group. Buryk was the team’s leading assist maker with 13 and Moses produced three goals and three assists. The 2007 Avenging Angels also boast returnees Maggie Barilich, Carra Sykes and Charis Hill. Freshmen Alex Calvert, Emmy Errante and Kelsey Hukee will battle for key positions because they possess the skills, toughness and high level of soccer experience to play anywhere on the field.

FORWARDS

The 2006 season was the best in Meredith’s history and 2007 is sure to be just as strong. In their first year of USA South Conference play, the Avenging Angels attempt to gain their second consecutive NCAA tournament bid. Last season, as a member of the Association of Division III Independents, Meredith dominated the post season awards. National award winners included Margot Childs, volunteer assistant coach this season, being named Defensive Player of the Year, Maggie Hart, Rookie of the Year, and Paul Smith, Coach of the Year. Meredith Cowart and Margot Childs earned places on the first team. Maggie Hart, Anna Buryk and Stephanie Wells were named to the second team. Honorable mention awards were given to Nicole Boucher and Mary Grace Moon. The 17-win season also included a 12-game win streak, a 14-game non-losing streak and 14 shutouts. The Avenging Angels will open the 2007 season against nationally ranked opponents in the Virginia Wesleyan College Marlin Invitational. This Labor Day tournament will also include national power Ohio Wesleyan and regional power Eastern University. One week later the Avenging Angels will defend their 2006 National Invitational Esprit D-III tournament championship and look to maintain their recent South Regional rankings. The team will also compete in the North Carolina Wesleyan Invitational and play seven nationally or regionally ranked opponents. The most exciting challenge for Meredith will be the soccer program’s first season in the always competitive USA South Conference regular season and tournament.

DEFENSE This year’s defense will be bolstered by two tough and reliable players. Junior leader Samantha Povich and First Team All-National Independent selection Meredith Cowart played nearly every minute last season and will anchor another stellar defensive unit. Sophomore Ashley Collins will add air-play and toughness. Freshmen Kristin Braxton, Chanese Hall and Shekinah Tharrington are expected to contribute immediately. Goalkeeper Sarah Chadwick brings a new and instant force in the nets. Chadwick was a 2006 All-Conference and All-Region honoree and led Onslow Classic Soccer Association Crew to three

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The team returns eight of the nine top scorers for the 2007 season. Senior Nicole Boucher is a two time All-National Independent Selection scoring 16 goals with five assists and was co-leader with four game-winning goals. Last season, Boucher was named National Player of the Week with her two critical goals against the University of Dallas. Sophomore Kristy Knight scored 16 goals, three game winners, seven assists and was named a Meredith Classic All-Tournament selection. Sophomore Maggie Hart was the 2006 D-III Independent National Rookie of the Year, Meredith Classic All-Tournament player and led the team in scoring with 21 goals and six assists last season. Hart was a second Team All-Independent National selection and scored four game winners. Senior Erin Cooper scored five goals with two assists and is a two-time Meredith Classic All-Tournament selection. Junior shoot and serve specialist Karen Taylor is a former National Independent D-III freshman of the Year and a Meredith Classic All-Tournament selection. Added to the mix are two speedy and dynamic freshmen, Heather Beasley and Erica Murray.


2007 Soccer Roster No.

Name

Yr

Pos

Ht

Hometown/ High School

00

Sarah Chadwick

FR

GK

5'6"

Jacksonville, N.C./Jacksonville

2

Samantha Povich

JR

D

5'4"

New Bern, N.C./New Bern

3

Maggie Hart

SO

F

5'2"

Mooresville, N.C./Mooresville

4

Anna Buryk

JR

M

5'6"

Fayetteville, N.C./Fayetteville Academy

5

Heather Beasley

FR

F

5'2"

Rocky Mount, N.C./Wilson Christian

6

Alex Calvert

FR

M

6'0"

Wilson, N.C./James B. Hunt

7

Shae Tharrington

FR

GK/D

5'6"

Lynchburg, Va./Brookville

8

Kristin Braxton

FR

D/M

5'9"

Wilmington, N.C./Wilmington Hoggard

9

Ashley Collins

SO

D

5'9"

New Bern, N.C./New Bern

10

Jerica Moses*

SR

MF

5'6"

Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury

11

Karen Taylor

JR

M

5'5"

Raleigh, N.C./St. David’s

12

Kelsey Hukee

FR

M

5'3"

Southern Pines, N.C./O’Neal School

13

Kristy Knight

JR

F

5'8"

Raleigh, N.C./Athens Dr.

14

Nicole Boucher *

SR

F

5'7"

Raleigh, N.C./Athens Dr.

15

Margaux Spiegel

FR

M

5'5"

Brookfield, Wis./Brookfield East

16

Carra Sykes

SO

M

5'3"

Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley

17

Meredith Cowart

JR

D

5'8"

Wilmington, N.C./Wilmington Hoggard

18

Charis Hill

JR

D

5'10"

Oriental, N.C./Pamilco

19

Emmy Errante

FR

M

5'7"

Wilmington, N.C./Wilmington Hoggard

20

Erica Murray

FR

F

5'6"

Raleigh, N.C./Leesville Road

21

Maggie Barilich

SO

M

5'10"

Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak

23

Erin Cooper *

SR

F

5'9"

Southern Pines, N.C./Pinecrest

24

Chanese Hall

FR

D

5'5"

Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak

* team tri-captains

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Coaching Staff and Previous Records Paul smith

Ashley riggs Paul Smith enters his seventh season as head coach of the Meredith College Soccer team. Smith was named the 2006 National Coach of the Year by the Association of Division III Independents. The team finished last year, its best season to date, with 17 wins and their first ever bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer tournament. The season also included a 12 game win streak, 14 game non-losing streak, and 14 shutouts. Seven players were named to the national team of the Association of Division III Independents.

Smith has rebuilt the Meredith College program to a team capable of consistently being in the Division III NCAA tournament. Smith came to Meredith from Garner High School where he served as the head men’s and women’s soccer coach. While coaching there, he was named the Region III Coach of the Year four times and the 1995 NC High School Coach of the Year. He also coached the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) 1983 Spartan Vipers club team to a #2 national ranking and the CASL 1978 team to a #6 national ranking. Smith served as a NC Olympic Development coach from 1989-1996 and has coached 14 National Team players or All-Americans. He has also served as a play-byplay announcer and television analyst for the USISL Raleigh Flyers professional soccer team. Smith’s college playing experience at Methodist College from 1982-1985 led to his being named three times to the Dixie Conference All-Academic team. He was also named to the NSCAA/GTA Academic All-American team in 1984. Smith was selected as a midfielder to the Dixie All-Conference team and 1983 All South player. He participated in the 1983 USOC Under-20 Olympic team trials and played USISL B league Pro Soccer from 1986-88 with the Molsen Golden and Raleigh United. Smith is a member of the North Carolina Association of Educators, National Educators Association, United States Soccer Federation, North Carolina Coaches Association, and National Soccer Coaches Association of America. He also holds a USSF national license and is a USSF state instructor. Smith was the featured speaker at the 2006 NCSCA All-State Banquet. He was also the originator of the High School Soccer Jamboree formats adopted by the NCHSAA and the North Carolina Amateur Sports Soccer Showcase for rising high school juniors and seniors. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Methodist College. His honors there include graduating Cum Laude, serving as president of Omicron Delta Kappa Society, being named to the Who’s Who of American University and Colleges and serving as president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition to coaching, Smith teaches Honors earth science, physical science, mathematics and freshman orientation at Garner Magnet/IB High School.

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Ashley Riggs enters her first season as assistant coach of the Meredith College Soccer team. Riggs joins Coach Paul Smith in continuing the success of Meredith’s soccer program.

Riggs has a wide range of soccer coaching experience. In 2006, she served as the Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach at Leesville Road High School. Previously she coached at Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.) High School in various roles. She was the Girls Varsity Soccer Coach from 2000-2006, Girls Middle School Lacrosse Coach from 20012006, Girls Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach in 2000, and the Girls JV Soccer Coach from 1999-2000. Her honors include New York State AA High School Coach of the Year 2005, Syracuse Post Standard Coach of the Year 2005, and the Colonial League Coach of the Year 2004 and 2005. She led Cicero-North Syracuse High School to 2005 League champions, sectional champions and the State Final Four. Riggs was also an accomplished player in college as a member of the University of North Carolina Tarheels team that won three NCAA Women’s Soccer Championships. She served as a team captain her senior year and was a varsity letter winner all four years. As a high school player, she was an NC Prep High School All-American leading Sanderson to two North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) regional championships and two NCHSAA 4A finals. She was named the 1991 MVP of the championship team and set a NC finals record with four goals. Riggs also was the captain of the under-16 National Champion Fairfax FC (Va.) team. Riggs is a health and physical education teacher at Leesville High School in Raleigh, N.C. she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in physical education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master of Science in sports management from Illinois State University.

Previous Records Year 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 Paul Smith - Meredith Career 2000 Bugariu - Meredith Career 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 Cornejo - Meredith Career

W 17 14 7 10 11 7 66 0 0 3 15 8 12 10 5 3 56

L 4 5 10 5 4 8 36 15 15 12 3 8 6 7 11 8 55

T 1 1 0 1 2 1 6

Meredith History

122

106

10

0 1 1 1 1

4

Coach Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith 6 Seasons Bugariu 1 Season Cornejo Cornejo Cornejo Cornejo Cornejo Cornejo Cornejo 7 Seasons

Win%

0.647 0.000

0.505 0.535


Player Profiles

#00

Sarah Chadwick

Class.............................................. Freshman Position.................................................... GK Height..................................................... 5'6" Hometown..........................Jacksonville, N.C. High School................................Jacksonville

#5

HEATHER beasley

Class.............................................. Freshman Position.......................................................F Height.....................................................5'2" Hometown........................ Rocky Mount, N.C. High School..........................Wilson Christian

#9

Ashley Collins

Class............................................ Sophomore Position...................................................... D Height.....................................................5'9" Hometown............................. New Bern, N.C. High School....................................New Bern

#2

Samantha Povich

Class.................................................... Junior Position...................................................... D Height.....................................................5'4" Hometown............................. New Bern, N.C. High School....................................New Bern

#6

alex calvert

Class.............................................. Freshman Position......................................................M Height.....................................................6'0" Hometown.................................. Wilson, N.C. High School............................ James B. Hunt

#10

JERICA MOSES*

Class.................................................... Junior Position...................................................... D Height.....................................................5'6" Hometown...........................Queensbury, N.Y. High School................................ Queensbury

#3

Maggie hart

Class............................................Sophomore Position...................................................... D Height.....................................................5'2" Hometown...........................Mooresville, N.C. High School................................. Mooresville

#7

Shae Tharrington

Class.............................................. Freshman Position.................................................GK/D Height.....................................................5'6" Hometown............................... Lynchburg, Va High School....................................Brookville

#11

Karen Taylor

Class....................................................Senior Position....................................................MF Height.....................................................5'5" Hometown.................................Raleigh, N.C. High School.................................. St. David’s

#4

Anna Buryk

Class.................................................... Junior Position......................................................M Height.....................................................5'6" Hometown............................ Fayetteville, N.C High School.................. Fayetteville Academy

#8

Kristin Braxton

Class.............................................. Freshman Position.................................................. D/M Height.....................................................5'9" Hometown........................... Wilmington, N.C. High School................... Wilmington Hoggard

#12

Kelsey Hukee

Class.............................................. Freshman Position......................................................M Height.....................................................5'3" Hometown..................... Southern Pines, N.C. High School............................. O’Neal School

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Player Profiles

#13

Kristy Knight

Class.................................................... Junior Position.......................................................F Height.....................................................5'8" Hometown.................................Raleigh, N.C. High School...................................Athens Dr.

#17

Meredith Cowart

Class.................................................... Junior Position...................................................... D Height.....................................................5'8" Hometown........................... Wilmington, N.C. High School................... Wilmington Hoggard

#21

Maggie Barilich

Class............................................ Sophomore Position......................................................M Height...................................................5'10" Hometown..........................Jacksonville, N.C. High School...................................White Oak

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#14

Nicole Boucher*

Class....................................................Senior Position.......................................................F Height.....................................................5'7" Hometown.................................Raleigh, N.C. High School...................................Athens Dr.

#18

Charis Hill

Class.................................................... Junior Position...................................................... D Height...................................................5'10" Hometown................................ Oriental, N.C. High School...................................... Pamilco

#23

Erin Cooper*

Class....................................................Senior Position.......................................................F Height.....................................................5'9" Hometown..................... Southern Pines, N.C. High School.................................... Pinecrest

#15

Margaux Spiegel

Class.............................................. Freshman Position......................................................M Height.....................................................5'5" Hometown.............................Brookfield, Wis. High School........................... Brookfield East

#19

Emmy Errante

Class.............................................. Freshman Position......................................................M Height.....................................................5'7" Hometown........................... Wilmington, N.C. High School................... Wilmington Hoggard

#24

#16

Carra Sykes

Class............................................ Sophomore Position......................................................M Height.....................................................5'3" Hometown...........................Greensboro, N.C. High School..................................... Grimsley

#20

Erica Murray

Class.............................................. Freshman Position.......................................................F Height.....................................................5'6" Hometown.................................Raleigh, N.C. High School............................ Leesville Road

Chanese Hall

Class....................................................Senior Position...................................................... D Height.....................................................5'5" Hometown..........................Jacksonville, N.C. High School...................................White Oak

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Schedule and Opponents Month

Date Opponent

Time

September Sat 1 vs. Va. Wesleyan + Sun 2 vs. Eastern (PA) or Ohio Wesleyan + Fri 7 vs. Agnes Scott (Ga.) # Sat 8 vs. Spelman (Ga.) # Sat 15 @ N.C. Wesleyan *## Sun 16 vs. Louisburg @ N.C. Wesleyan ## Sat 22 @ Christopher Newport * Tues 25 vs. FERRUM @ SAS Park (#2)* Sat 29 @ Marymount (Va.) Sun 30 @ Mary Baldwin *

4:00 PM 1:00/3:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM - W 2:00 PM 2:00 PM

October Wed 3 vs. AVERETT @ Koskinen Stadium, 7:00 PM - W Duke University Sat 6 @ Roanoke (Va.) 5:00 PM Sat 13 @ Shenandoah * 1:00 PM Tues 16 vs. GUILFORD 4:00 PM - W Sat 20 @ Greensboro * 2:30 PM Wed 24 vs. PEACE @ SAS Park (#2)* 4:00 PM - W Sat 27 vs. METHODIST @ SAS Park (#2)* 2:00 PM - W Tues 30 USA South Tournament TBD Quarterfinals November Fri 2 USA South Tournament TBD Semifinals Sat 3 USA South Tournament TBD Championship Final

Fri-Sat 9-10 NCAA Championships TBD

* USA South Conference game W - Web cast on Meredith athletics website + Va. Wesleyan Marlin Invitational # National Invitational Espirit DIII hosted by Meredith College @ WRAL Soccer Complex, Raleigh, NC ## N.C. Wesleyan Classic Home Games in BOLD CAPS. Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.meredith.edu/athletics for up to date information.

AVERETT UNIVERSITY Location – Danville, Va. Enrollment – 900 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Cougars Colors – Blue and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 10-8-1 (4-3) Head Coach – Amanda Frazier (Radford ’03) Record at School – 10-8-1 (1) Sports Information Director – Sam Ferguson Sports Information Phone – (434) 791-5876

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT Location – Newport News, Va. Enrollment – 4,700 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Captains Colors – Royal Blue and Silver Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 13-6-1 (5-2) Head Coach – Kwame Lloyd (Susquehanna ’93) Record at School – 77-33-8 (5) Sports Information Director – Francis Tommasino Sports Information Phone – (757) 594-7884

FERRUM COLLEGE Location – Ferrum, Va. Enrollment – 1,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Panthers Colors – Black and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 6-12 (3-4) Head Coach – Sandy Lagana (Bridgewater ’04) Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Gary Holden Sports Information Phone – (540) 366-4306

METHODIST UNIVERSITY Location – Fayetteville, N.C. Enrollment – 2,200 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Monarchs Colors – Green and Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 16-4-2 (7-0) Head Coach – Tony Tommasi (Richmond ’85) Record at School – 16-4-2 Sports Information Director – Kirbie Britt Sports Information Phone – (910) 630-7172

GREENSBORO COLLEGE Location – Greensboro, N.C. Enrollment – 1,300 (Co-Ed) Nickname – The Pride Colors – Green, White and Silver Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 8-9-2 (6-1) Head Coach – Franco Bari (St. Lawrence ’97) Record at School – 8-9-2 Sports Information Director – Bob Lowe Sports Information Phone – (336) 272-7102 x279

N.C. WESLEYAN COLLEGE Location – Rocky Mount, N.C. Enrollment – 2,000 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Battling Bishops Colors – Navy Blue and Vegas Gold Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 5-11-1 (2-5) Head Coach – Beverly Biancur Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Rikki C. Rich Sports Information Phone – (252) 985-5271

MARY BALDWIN COLLEGE Location – Staunton, Va. Enrollment – 806 (Women’s) Nickname – Fighting Squirrels Colors – Yellow, White and Green Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – (N/A) Head Coach – Peter Parikakis Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Donna Miller Sports Information Phone – (540) 887-7160 MEREDITH COLLEGE Location – Raleigh, N.C. Enrollment – 2,289 (Women’s) Nickname – Avenging Angels Colors – Maroon and Black Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 17-4-1 (N/A) Head Coach – Paul Smith (Methodist ’85) Record at School – 66-36-6 Sports Information Director – Greg Jarvis Sports Information Phone – (919) 760-8811

PEACE COLLEGE Location – Raleigh, N.C. Enrollment – 650 (Women’s) Nickname – Pacers Colors – Green and White Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 3-12 (0-7) Head Coach – Kelly McEleney (Barton ’05) Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Wendy Jones Sports Information Phone – (919) 508-2331 SHENANDOAH UNIVERSITY Location – Winchester, Va. Enrollment – 3,300 (Co-Ed) Nickname – Hornets Colors – Red and Blue Conference – USA South 2006 Record (Conference) – 4-15 (1-6) Head Coach – Liz Pike (American ’94) Record at School – 0-0 Sports Information Director – Scott Musa Sports Information Phone – (540) 665-5417

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Membership in the USA South Athletic Conference will increase the opportunities for sports team in recognition and post season play. Previously, Meredith College was a part of the Association of Division III Independents. The USA South Athletic Conference is now home to 11 institutions, five in Virginia, five in North Carolina and one in Tennessee. Meredith College and Mary Baldwin College are the newest members of the Conference and join Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Peace College, Shenandoah University, Methodist University and North Carolina Wesleyan College to make up today’s Conference. The Tennessee institution, Maryville College, entered the conference in 2005 as a football-only member.

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Media Information All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting requests, and other related sports information areas should be sent to Greg Jarvis, sports information director, at jarvisgr@meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.

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Averett University, Danville, Va. Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Va. Ferrum College, Ferrum, Va. Greensboro College, Greensboro, N.C.

www.meredith.edu/athletics Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.meredith.edu/athletics throughout the 2007-08 season. The site features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coaches’ bios, game recaps and special news related to the program.

Broadcasting Information The 2007-08 sports season will feature at least 26 Meredith College athletics events to be broadcast live and archived on the athletics web site. Last season was the first time Meredith athletic events were available on line. All broadcasts can be found on Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.meredith. edu/athletics.

Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, Va. Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C. Methodist University, Fayetteville, N.C. N.C. Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, N.C. Peace College, Raleigh, N.C. Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.

Meredith’s athletics broadcasting team is made up of (left to right) faculty member Dan Fountain, student Shiara Molina, and faculty member Michael Novak.

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Athletic Facilities Softball Meredith Softball Complex The softball complex has undergone several renovations in the last year. The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and infield improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to make it one of the best fields in the area. New dugouts and a press box have also been added to increase comfort for the players and enhance the game atmosphere.

Tennis Meredith Tennis Complex The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted tennis courts with windscreen. Over the summer of 2007, the courts were resurfaced with a new color scheme - a “US Open Blue” inner court surrounded by a green outer court. This new color scheme will help to heighten the visibility of the ball for players and fans.

Volleyball Weatherspoon Gymnasium The Weatherspoon Gymnasium is home to the Meredith College volleyball team. The volleyball team has full use of the facility during their season and the ability to set up two courts for special tournaments. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio, and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool. The volleyball team shares the gym with the basketball team.

Basketball Weatherspoon Gymnasium The Weatherspoon Gymnasium is home to the Meredith College basketball team. The facility provides up-close seating for over 500 spectators. The complex also includes locker rooms, athletics offices, a training room, a fitness center, a 5,000 square-foot dance studio, and a six-lane, indoor swimming pool. The basketball team shares the court with the volleyball team.

Cross Country Meredith College Campus The Cross Country team has plenty of room to run on the College’s 225-acre campus. The sprawling campus and the Reedy Creek Greenway provide a challenging place to train and hold meets.

Soccer New Complex to Come – 2007 games held at SAS Soccer Park, WRAL Soccer Center and Duke University’s Koskinen Stadium Meredith has played previous seasons on one of the best Bermuda surfaces in the South. Beginning in the 2008 season, the soccer team is slated to play in a new facility located on campus, which will improve the playing environment even further. 2007 meredith avenging angels soccer

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About Meredith College

Academics and Special Programs • Meredith offers 50+ majors and concentrations at the undergraduate level. • Meredith awards Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor of Music; Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Business Administration; Master of Education with licensure in elementary education, English as a Second Language or reading; and Master of Science in Nutrition degrees. • Meredith’s innovative undergraduate general education curriculum encourages students to be involved and concerned citizens of their community and the world. • In 2001, Meredith became the first women’s college to adopt a campuswide laptop program as part of the Meredith Technology Initiative. Full-time students receive a ThinkPad® loaded with professional and educational software to use on Meredith’s wireless campus. • The Undergraduate Research Program supports student/faculty partnerships in the pursuit of research and creative activity in all fields. College funds support these projects and underwrite travel costs for students presenting their work at conferences. • Study abroad options include a summer program in Italy, Switzerland and England, plus a variety of semester and year-long travel opportunities throughout the world. Semester programs at the United Nations in New York City or in Washington, D.C. are also available. • Post-baccalaureate certificate programs at Meredith include the Paralegal Program and the Dietetic Internship Program. • Meredith offers numerous opportunities for coeducational graduate and professional study, and lifelong learning programs.

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Faculty • The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is approximately 10:1. The average class size is 17. • There are 132 full-time and 120 part-time teaching faculty members and 90% of full-time professors have earned doctoral or terminal degrees. Sixty-six percent of the full-time faculty is female and 34% is male.

Campus and Facilities • Meredith College is located in Raleigh, North Carolina’s capital city. Meredith students are part of the more than 108,000 college students who reside in the Research Triangle Park area, the country’s premiere research and development hub. • Meredith’s 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphitheater on a lake, seven residence halls, a music library, art galleries, a research greenhouse, music practice rooms, auditoriums,a theater, concert halls, a student center, computer labs, a child care lab, a learning center, an autism lab, an astronomy observation deck, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, a dance studio, lighted tennis courts, a putting green, a soccer field and two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community.

Outcomes and alumnae satisfaction

Campus Life • Total enrollment for 2006–07 was 2,138, which included 1,989 undergraduate degree students and 149 graduate-level. One hundred and seventy eight non-degree students also took undergraduate courses.

• Meredith has over 18,000 alumnae living in all 50 states and abroad. With 31 chapters, the Alumnae Association continues to build relationships between alumnae and the College.

Academic Programs Undergraduate Degrees Offered Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) Majors and Concentrations Accounting American Civilization Art Graphic Design Studio Art Biology Environmental Science Health Science Molecular Biology Business Administration Chemistry Child Development Communication Interpersonal Communication Mass Communication Computer Information Systems Computer Science

Dance Performance and Choreography Private Studio Teaching Economics English Environmental Studies Exercise and Sports Science Health and Wellness Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising and Design Design Merchandising Foods and Nutrition French History Interior Design International Studies Mathematics Music Musical Theatre Music Performance Piano Pedagogy

Political Science Law and Justice Psychology Public History Religion Social Work Sociology Spanish Theatre Musical Theatre Theatre Performance Women’s Studies Licensure Programs Birth – Kindergarten (B-K) Elementary Education (K-6) Middle Grades (6-9) Communication Skills, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies Secondary Grades (9-12) Comprehensive Science, English, Mathematics, Social Studies

Special Subject Areas (K-12) Art, Dance, English as a Second Language, French, Music, Physical Education, Spanish, Theatre Workforce Development (7-12) Family and Consumer Sciences Pre-Professional Programs Dentistry Law Medicine Pharmacy Physical Therapy Physician’s Assistant Veterinary Medicine Dual Degree Program Engineering Master’s Degree Programs Master of Business Administration Master of Education Master of Science in Nutrition

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About Raleigh, N.C.

Urban Life With an energy all its own, Raleigh blends city life with Carolina charm. A population of more than 350,000 enjoys shopping, arts and culture, and outdoor recreation—all within the city limits. And with an annual average high of 70 degrees, Raleigh buzzes with activity all year-round including springtime strolls in Cameron Village, summer concerts in the park, fall at the North Carolina State Fair and sledding in the occasional light snow. • The capital city of North Carolina with a population of more than 350,000 • Raleigh is located 150 miles west of the Atlantic Ocean and 190 east of the Great Smoky Mountains • Raleigh has an annual average high of 70 degrees and low of 47 • The mean annual temperature is 59.8 • Diverse population—1/3 of Raleigh’s population is made up of minorities • Home to three state museums of art, history and natural sciences • Three hospitals within the city • Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith College, Raleigh is home to a variety of higher learning institutions: North Carolina State University, Peace College (women’s college), St. Augustine’s College, Shaw University. • NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are located within 30 minutes of Meredith’s campus

Arts And Culture There is always something to do in Raleigh, thanks to a wide variety of cultural and entertainment options. Major venues include: RBC Center; the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre; and the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, a four-theatre complex minutes from Meredith. Major performance companies are: North Carolina Symphony, the North Carolina Theatre, the Carolina Ballet and the A. J. Fletcher Opera Institute. Major museums located in Raleigh include:

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North Carolina Museum of Art; the North Carolina Museum of History; the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; the African American Cultural Complex; and Exploris, a global learning museum. Raleigh is also home to movie theaters, music and dance clubs and a lively theatre and gallery scene.

Sports And Leisure The area offers a variety of restaurants, specialty shops, clubs and galleries in bustling neighborhoods. Professional sports teams include the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL), the Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball), the Durham Bulls (AAA baseball). Raleigh has 46 miles of greenways, including two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community, as well as 150 parks and lakes. #1 Best City for Women Entrepreneurs (Raleigh-Cary, NC)- Allbusiness.com, November 2006 #1 Best Place to Get a Job – Forbes Magazine, February 2007 #1 Hottest Job Market – Business 2.0, March 2004 #1 City with the Happiest Workers – Hudson Employment Index, March 2004 #2 Most Educated City – U.S. Census Bureau, May 2004 #2 Best Place for Business and Careers – Forbes Magazine, 2006 #4 City That Rocks – Esquire Magazine, April 2004 #4 Best Big City – Money Magazine, 2006 #4 Best City for Singles – Forbes Magazine, 2005


MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS HISTORY Meredith athletics took on a new life, with the completion of Weatherspoon Gymnasium in 1970. Weatherspoon is still the home of the basketball and volleyball teams, training facilities and athletics offices. The first full-semester golf team was launched in 1976. The volleyball and tennis teams saw their first winning seasons during the 1970s.

Meredith College students have participated in athletic events on campus for more than 100 years. Athletics at Meredith College began in 1904 with the advent of Meredith’s Athletic Association. In addition to sponsoring other student activities around campus, the athletic association began to sponsor sports in 1937. The original sports at Meredith included basketball and tennis. Meredith’s basketball program began with two teams, the Reds and the Blues. The first competitive games against other schools were held in 1904 with two games against St. Mary’s College. In the early years, Meredith athletic activities included swimming, soccer, horseback riding, tennis, baseball, basketball, golf, football and field hockey. The first events were primarily inter-class competitions. In November 1937, Meredith aligned with the Virginia Field Hockey Association and became a part of the United States Conference. The 1940s and 1950s brought some big victories for the basketball team. In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team hosted the Peace Junior College (now Peace College) team. The outcome was a victory for Meredith, and the game marked the beginning of the heated cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s colleges. In 1952, the basketball team pulled out impressive victories against the University of North Carolina and Duke. The field hockey team continued this trend in 1952 by defeating both the Tar Heels and the Blue Devils.

Riding the wave of momentum built in the 1970s, Meredith athletics earned state and conference titles in the 1980s. In 1980, the golf team won the NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the conference title. Also in that year, the Student Government Association adopted the angel as the school’s official mascot. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III national tournament in 1981, making it the first bid for a Meredith athletics team to compete for a national championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the 1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be added were soccer in 1993 and cross country in 2005. In recent years at Meredith, there has been an increase in the competitiveness of the athletics programs on a regional and national level in Division III. The program has had five NCAA tournament bids across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003; tennis 2003, 2007; and soccer 2007). During the summer of 2007 the name of the sports teams was changed to “Avenging Angels” to emphasize the prowess of Meredith athletes. The 2007-08 season marks the first year of competition in the USA South Athletic Conference. Meredith is committed to blending intercollegiate athletics with a strong academic program. Student-athletes follow the same academic requirements and standards as other students; they must maintain a good academic standing with the College, be full-time students, and follow the rules of the NCAA. The athletic program maintains the same high standards set for other departments and the same commitment to the education and personal development of student-athletes.

MEREDITH COLLEGE ATHLETICS PROGRAM THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports the Division III experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy competitive sports and other activities throughout their college years. Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics and academics while experiencing all aspects of college life. Division III athletics feature athletes who can receive only academic financial assistance and athletics departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the College. 

ACADEMICS Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by naming an Academic All-Conference team. A studentathlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in each of the two semesters of a given year to be eligible. The athletics department also offers a special Athletics Director’s List that recognizes the athletes that receive a 3.5 each of the two semesters. During the 2006-07 season, 51% of Meredith’s student athletes finished with a 3.0 or higher and 25% received the Athletics Director’s award with a 3.5 or higher.

MEDICAL SERVICES In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the athletic training staff provides excellent care for participants. The athletic training support staff consists of head athletic trainer, Sharon Malley, student athletic trainers from the University of North Carolina and on-call physicians. Some of the services and equipment provided in the Weatherspoon Gymnasium include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury ice and electrical stimulation. Meredith College serves as a clinical site for the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program. STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING The program is headed by Meredith’s Strength and Conditioning Coach David Zinn who is a certified personal trainer and sports conditioning specialist. An instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Sciences at Meredith, Coach Zinn assists in the development and implementation of conditioning and weight training programs for all of Meredith sports.

COMMUNITY SERVICE The student athletes at Meredith College are committed to much more than sports. Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates community service. Some of their past volunteer work includes Habitat for Humanity, soup kitchens, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic Conference canned food drive.


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