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
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........................................ email@example.com
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-
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
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Virginia The USA South Athletic Conference is home to 11 institutions, five in Virginia, five in North Carolina and one in
Tennessee. The conference consists of Averett University, Christopher Newport University, Ferrum College, Greensboro College, Peace College, Shenandoah University, Method-
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.
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Florida All inquiries about interviews, press credentials, broadcasting
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requests, and other related sports information areas should be sent
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raleigh, N.C.
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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
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.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . email@example.com
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
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
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
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
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.
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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