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Players

#00

Sarah Chadwick

#1

Chloe Cook

#89

Malena Cahall

#2

Ashton Herbert

#3

Maggie Hart

#4

Carrie Talbert

#5

Annah Kane

#6

Alex Calvert

#7

Emmy Errante

#8

Kristin Braxton

#9

Ayla Koc

#10

Sarah Murray

#11

Charlotte Talbert

#12

Kelsey Hukee

#13

Kimberly Williams

#14

Kristy Knight

#15

Hannah Worley

#16

Renada Vuono

#18

Jessie Breazeale

#19

Hannah Garrison

#20

LeeAnn Sullivan

#21

Maggie Barilich

#22

Caitlyn Jarvis

#23

Shae Tharington


2009 soccer Roster No. Name Yr

Pos Ht Hometown/ High School

00 1 89 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23

GK GK GK M F D D/M M M D/M F M D/M M M F M/D D M M D M D D

Sarah Chadwick Chloe Cook Malena Cahall Ashton Herbert Maggie Hart* Carrie Talbert Annah Kane Alex Calvert Emmy Errante Kristin Braxton Ayla Koc Sarah Murray Charlotte Talbert Kelsey Hukee Kimberly Williams Kristy Knight* Hannah Worley Renada Vuono Jessie Breazeale Hannah Garrison LeeAnn Sullivan Maggie Barilich* Caitlyn Jarvis Shae Tharington * captains

Head Coach: Paul Smith

JR FR SO SO SR FR FR JR JR JR SO SO FR JR FR SR JR SO SO FR FR SR FR JR

5’6” 5’8” 5’8” 5’9” 5’2” 5’3” 5’6” 6’0” 5’7” 5’9” 5’7” 5’7” 5’4” 5’3” 5’2” 5’8” 5’6” 5’9” 5’5” 5’8” 5’8” 5’10” 5’2” 5’5”

Jacksonville, N.C./ Jacksonville Fuquay-Varina, N.C./ Fuquay-Varina Mt. Airy, Md./ Glenelg Richmond, Va./ Trinity Episcopal Mooresville, N.C./ Mooresville Wilmington, N.C./ New Hanover Raleigh, N.C./ Wakefield Wilson, N.C./ James B. Hunt. Wilmington, N.C./ Wilmington Hoggard Wilmington, N.C./ Wilmington Hoggard Cary, N.C./ Cary Academy Raleigh, N.C./ Broughton Wilmington, N.C./ New Hanover Southern Pines, N.C./ O’Neal School Red Oak, N.C./ Northern Nash Raleigh, N.C./ Athens Dr. Raleigh, N.C./ Sanderson Lyndhurst, N.J./ Montclair-Kimberly Academy Wake Forest, N.C./ Wake Forest Rolesville Durham, N.C./ Northern Greensboro, N.C./ Page Jacksonville, N.C./ White Oak Cooper City, Fla./ Pembroke Pines Charter Lynchburg, Va./ Brookville

Assistant Coaches: Ashley Riggs, Anna Buryk, Jesse Saunders

Athletic Facilities Weatherspoon Gymnasium The home to Meredith’s basketball and volleyball teams. 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.

Meredith Athletic Field and Track Complex The home to Meredith’s soccer and cross country teams. The complex includes a lighted competition level track, a FieldTurf artificial playing surface capable of supporting soccer and lacrosse games and a storage facility. Future phases of the project will include a grandstand, hospitality areas, support facilities, restrooms, brick arcade and locker rooms. The cross country team uses the complex as well as the College’s 225-acre campus and the Reedy Creek Greenway.

Meredith Softball Complex

The new athletic field and track complex opened in September 2009.

The home of Meredith softball has undergone several renovations in

Meredith Tennis Complex

the last year. The addition of irrigation to the Bermuda field and in-

The home of the Meredith tennis program includes six lighted ten-

field improvements have stepped up the playing conditions to make

nis courts with windscreen. Over the summer of 2007, the courts

it one of the best fields in the area. New dugouts have also just

were resurfaced with a new color scheme—a “US Open Blue” inner

been completed to increase comfort for the players and enhance

court surrounded by a green outer court. This new color scheme will

the game atmosphere.

help to heighten the visibility of the ball for players and fans.


Coaching Staff paul smith

ashley riggs

Meredith Record (Years).. .............................. 93-48-6 (8)

Ashley Riggs enters her third season as assistant coach of the

2008 Record........................... 17-5-0 (7-2-0 USA South)

Meredith College Soccer team. Riggs joins Coach Paul Smith in

Alma Mater/Year.. .................................. Methodist/1985

continuing the success of Meredith’s soccer program.

Phone............................................. (919) 760-2250 Email........................................ smithp@meredith.edu

Riggs has a wide range of soccer coaching experience. In 2006, she served as the Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach at Leesville Road

Paul Smith enters his ninth season as head coach of the Meredith

High School. Previously she coached at Cicero-North Syracuse (N.Y.)

College Soccer team. In 2008, Smith led the Avenging Angels to

High School in various roles. She was the Girls Varsity Soccer Coach

Meredith’s first ever USA South Conference Championship and an

from 2000-2006, Girls Middle School Lacrosse Coach from 2001-

automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer tourna-

2006, Girls Assistant Varsity Lacrosse Coach in 2000, and the Girls

ment. The team finished the regular

JV Soccer Coach from 1999-2000.

season in second place of the USA

Her honors include New York State

South with an overall 17-4 record

AA High School Coach of the Year

and defeated host and number

2005, Syracuse Post Standard Coach

one seeded Christopher Newport

of the Year 2005, and the Colonial

in the conference tournament. The

League Coach of the Year 2004 and

2007 team finished with a fourth

2005. She led Cicero-North Syracuse

place finish in the USA South. The

High School to 2005 League cham-

2006 season ended with 17 wins

pions, sectional champions and the

and their first ever bid to the NCAA

State Final Four.

Division III Women’s Soccer tournament. The 2006 season also included a 12 game win streak, 14

Riggs was also an accomplished player in college as a member of

game non-losing streak and 14 shutouts. Five players were named

the University of North Carolina Tarheels team that won three NCAA

to the USA South All-Conference teams including the rookie of the

Women’s Soccer Championships. She served as a team captain her

year. Smith was named the 2006 National Coach of the Year of

senior year and was a varsity letter winner all four years. As a high

the Association of Division III Independents.

school player, she was an N.C. Prep High School All-American, leading Sanderson to two North Carolina High School Athletic As-

Smith has rebuilt the Meredith College program to a team capable

sociation (NCHSAA) regional championships and two NCHSAA 4A

of consistently playing in the Division III NCAA tournament. Smith

finals. She was named the 1991 MVP of the championship team

came to Meredith from Garner High School where he served as

and set an N.C. finals record with four goals. Riggs also was the

the head men’s and women’s soccer coach. While coaching there,

captain of the Under-16 National Champion Fairfax FC (Va.) team.

he was named the Region III Coach of the Year four times and the 1995 N.C. High School Coach of the Year. He also coached the

Riggs is a health and physical education teacher at Leesville High

Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) 1983 Spartan Vipers club team

School in Raleigh, N.C. Riggs graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in

to a #2 national ranking and the CASL 1978 team to a #6 national

physical education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel

ranking. Smith served as an N.C. Olympic Development coach from

Hill and a Master of Science in sports management from Illinois

1989-1996 and has coached 14 National Team players or All-Amer-

State University.

icans. He has also served as a play-by-play 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.

Previous Records Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 Paul Smith - Meredith Career

W 17 10 17 14 7 10 11 7 93

L 5 7 4 5 10 5 4 8 48

T 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 6

Coach Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith Smith 8 Seasons

Win%

0.66


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New York CT

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USA South Athletic Conference Pennsylvania NJ MD

Ohio

West Virginia

Delaware

Virginia The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 11 institutions, five in Virginia, five in North Carolina and one in

North Carolina

Tennessee. The conference consists of Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Peace College, Shenandoah University, Method-

South Carolina

ist University, Mary Baldwin College, Meredith College and North Carolina Wesleyan College. The Tennessee institution, Maryville College, entered the conference in 2005 as a football-only member.

Georgia

sports information Media Information

Florida All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting

Meredith College Quick Facts

requests, and other related sports information areas should be sent

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C.

to Greg Jarvis, sports information director, at jarvisgr@meredith.edu, (919) 760-8811.

Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ 1891 Enrollment .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 2,298

www.meredith.edu/athletics

Nickname .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Avenging Angels

Follow the Avenging Angels on Meredith’s official athletics web site

Colors .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maroon, Black and White

at www.meredith.edu/athletics throughout the 2009-10 season. The

Affiliation.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division III

site features game notes, schedules, rosters, player and coaches’ bios, game recaps and special news related to the program.

Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USA South Athletic Conference President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen Hartford

Broadcasting Information

Athletics Director .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Myers (Elon/1978)

The 2009-10 sports season will

Asst. Athletics Director/SID..... Greg Jarvis (Virginia Tech/1994)

feature at least 45 Meredith College

Faculty Athletics Representative .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Novak

athletics events to be broadcast live

Department Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Melton

and archived on the athletics web

Athletics Department Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8205

site. Meredith’s athletics broadcasting

Athletics Web Site .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.meredith.edu/athletics

team is made up of faculty member Michael Novak and guest broadcast-

Mailing Address ......3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607

ers. All broadcasts can be found on

SID Office Phone .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (919) 760-8811

Meredith’s official athletics web site at www.meredith.edu/athletics.

Michael Novak, “Voice of the Avenging Angels”

SID Email.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . jarvisgr@meredith.edu


Meredith College Athletics History Athletics at Meredith

NCAIAW state championship while the tennis team took the confer-

College began in 1904

ence title. The golf team finished second in the AIAW Division III

with the advent of Mer-

national tournament in 1981, in Meredith’s first bid for a national

edith’s Athletic Associa-

championship. Softball was added as a varsity sport during the

tion. The first competi-

1985-86 academic year. The most recent varsity sports to be added

tive games against other

were soccer in 1993 and cross country in 2005.

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

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 seven NCAA tournament bids

1937, Meredith became a part of the United States Conference.

across three different sports since 2001 (basketball 2001, 2003;

In 1944, Meredith’s freshman-sophomore basketball team defeated

edith’s athletics identity became the “Avenging Angels” to emphasize

the team from what is now Peace College, marking the beginning of

the prowess of Meredith athletes.

a cross-town rivalry between the two Raleigh women’s colleges. In

The 2007-08 season marked the

1952, the basketball team and the field hockey team pulled out im-

first year of competition in the

pressive victories against the University of North Carolina and Duke.

USA South Athletic Conference.

tennis 2003, 2007, 2009; and soccer 2007, 2008). In 2007, Mer-

Meredith was the first single gender In 1970, Meredith athletics took on a new life with the completion

institution to win a conference title

of Weatherspoon Gymnasium. Volleyball and tennis saw their first

with both tennis and soccer winning

winning seasons during the 1970s. In 1980, the golf team won the

the tournament in 2008-09.

Meredith College Athletics Program THE DIVISION III EXPERIENCE

MEDICAL SERVICES

Meredith athletics teams participate in Division III of the National

In addition to the academic and fitness programs available, the athletic

Collegiate Athletic Association. Meredith College fully supports

training staff provides excellent care for participants. The athletic train-

the Division III experience that allows the student athlete to enjoy

ing support staff consists of head athletic trainer, Sharon Malley, student

competitive sports and other activities throughout their college

athletic trainers from the University of North Carolina and on-call physi-

years. Division III athletics offers student-athletes the opportunity to

cians. Some of the services and equipment provided in the Weather-

become well-rounded individuals who successfully integrate athletics

spoon Gymnasium include a whirlpool, hydrocollator, ultrasound, injury

and academics while experiencing all aspects of college life. Division

ice and electrical stimulation. Meredith College serves as a clinical site

III athletics feature athletes who can receive only academic financial

for the UNC-Chapel Hill Undergraduate Athletic Training Program.

assistance and athletics departments that are staffed and funded like any other department in the College. 

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING Strength and Conditioning Coach David Zinn, a certified personal

ACADEMICS

trainer and sports conditioning specialist, leads the program. An

Meredith College’s commitment to academics is exemplified by

instructor in the Department of Health, Exercise & Sports Science at

its athletics teams. Each year, the USA South Athletic Conference

Meredith, Coach Zinn assists in the development and implementation

recognizes its student-athletes’ hard work in the classroom by nam-

of conditioning and weight training programs for all of Meredith sports.

ing an Academic All-Conference team. A student-athlete must have earned a 3.0 GPA in each of the two semesters of a given year to

COMMUNITY SERVICE

be eligible. The athletics department also offers a special Athlet-

Members from each team are elected to the Student Athlete Advisory

ics Director’s List that recognizes the athletes that receive a 3.5

Committee that organizes support for each sport and also coordinates

each of the two semesters. During the 2008-09 season, 41.25% of

community service. Past volunteer work includes Special Olympics of Wake

Meredith’s student athletes finished with a 3.0 or higher and 20%

County, Habitat for Humanity, Service Raleigh, and the USA South Athletic

received the Athletics Director’s award with a 3.5 or higher.

Conference’s Cans Across the Conference and Pennies for a Purpose.


about Meredith Campus Life • Total enrollment for 2008-09 was 2,250, which included 2,001 undergraduate degree students and 249 graduate-level students. One hundred non-degree students also took undergraduate courses. • Meredith sponsors juried student exhibitions, an active concert schedule, visiting artists and exhibitions featuring professional artists. • Students participate in four theatre and dance performance troupes, three choral groups and four musical ensembles. • Meredith students advance their leadership skills in programs such as the Emerging Leader Seminar Series, Officer and Advi-

Academics and Special Programs

sor Training, Sophie Lanneau Women’s Leadership Development Program and the LeaderShape® Institute.

• Meredith offers 45+ majors and concentrations. • Meredith awards Bachelor of Arts; Bachelor of Science; Bachelor

Tuition and Financial Assistance

of Music; Bachelor of Social Work; Master of Business Admin-

• Tuition and fees for full-time undergraduate students in 2009-10 is

istration; Master of Education; Master of Arts in Teaching; and

$24,490, with room and board at $7,020, for a total of $31,510.

Master of Science in Nutrition degrees.

Cost for part-time students is $640 per credit hour, with a gradu-

• As part of the Meredith Technology Initiative, freshmen receive a ThinkPad® loaded with professional and educational software to use on Meredith’s wireless campus environment.

ated fee schedule. • In 2008–09, Meredith coordinated $38.1 million in financial aid for more than 1,800 students.

• 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. • Meredith recently launched a semester study abroad program in Sansepolcro, Italy. • Honors and Teaching Fellows programs are offered. Meredith is one of five private colleges participating in the N.C. Teaching Fellows program.

about raleigh • The capital city of North Carolina has 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

Faculty • The undergraduate student-faculty ratio is approximately 10:1. The average class size is 16. • Of the 147 full-time faculty members, 90% have earned doctoral or terminal degrees. Sixty-seven percent of the full-time faculty is female and 33% is male.

• Raleigh is a true college town; in addition to Meredith, it is home to NC State University, Peace College, St. Augustine’s College and Shaw University. NC Central University, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University are also located within 30 minutes of Meredith’s campus. • Area sports teams include Carolina Hurricanes (NHL) Carolina Mudcats (AA baseball), Durham Bulls (AAA baseball)

Campus and Facilities • Meredith’s 225-acre campus includes a 1,200-seat amphithe-

and Carolina Railhawks (USL-1 soccer). • Raleigh is home to entertainment venues including the RBC

ater on a lake, seven residence halls, a music library, art galler-

Center, Time Warner Cable Music Pavillion and the Progress

ies, a research greenhouse, music practice rooms, auditoriums,

Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Some recent artists:

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, an athletic field and track complex and two miles of greenway connecting our campus to the community.

Dave Matthews Band, Coldplay and John Mayer. • Raleigh’s active arts scene is supported by the N.C. Museum of Art, which is connected to Meredith by a greenway that runs through campus. Other museums include the North Carolina Museum of History and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.


2009 soccer Schedule Date September 1 Tue 5 Sat 6 Sun 11 Fri 12 Sat 18 Fri 26 Sat 30 Wed October 3 Sat 4 Sun 9 Fri

Opponent

Time

Date

Opponent

Time

vs. Guilford vs. Salem # vs. Agnes Scott # vs. Bluefield @ NCW vs. Bridgewater @ NCW vs. Roanoke vs. Piedmont

7 p.m. W 1 p.m. W 1 p.m. W 6 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. W 2 p.m. W

11 Sun 17 Sat 18 Sun 20 Tue 24 Sat 25 Sun 30 Fri

@ Ferrum * vs. Chris. Newport * vs. N.C. Wesleyan * vs. Ripon (Wis.) @ Methodist * @ Greensboro * @ Peace *

2 p.m. 4 p.m. W 2 p.m. W 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m.

@ Lynchburg

5 p.m.

November 3 Tue 6 Fri 7 Sat

USA South Quarterfinals USA South SemiFinals USA South Finals

TBD TBD TBD

vs. Shenandoah * vs. Mary Baldwin * @ Averett *

4 p.m. W 1 p.m. W 4 p.m.

* - USA South Conference Game # - Meredith Matchup W - Web cast on Meredith athletics web site Home Games in bold

Schedule is subject to change. Visit www.meredith.edu/athletics for up-to-date information.

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3800 Hillsborough Street Raleigh, NC 27607-5298 www.meredith.edu/athletics


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