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#21 TYLER BROWN -----INTRODUCTION

SENIOR | FORWARD | SOUTH BEND, IN (PENN HS) | BIRTHDAY: 9/15/86 | PARENTS: STEVE & MELINDA HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 195 | SHOE SIZE: 12.5 | WINGSPAN: 6-8 | STANDING REACH: 8-1 | VERTICAL JUMP: 31”

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FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Tyler has had a great career. I believe he has saved his best for last. We will need for him to defend the ball a lot better this year and give us great minutes every night out. I feel he can be one of the best players in our conference when he plays with confidence and focus.” AS A JUNIOR (08/09) Despite personal lows in starts, minutes played, field goal percentage, rebounds, and blocks, Tyler still managed to play in 36 games, starting in 29. It was the first season that Tyler did not start or play in every game of the season.

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Tyler did however post a personal best in free throw percentage, improving to 73.3% for the season, including a season-high 9-of-10 from the line in the MCC Tournament Championship against Indiana Wesleyan on 3/3.

and only fouled out of two games, seven less than his tournament, including 23 points and 9 rebounds on 10freshman year. of-13 shooting against Grace in the championship game, playing all 45 minutes of action. Tyler raised his scoring average 2.0 points per game and also dished out 33 more assists than his freshman season. Tyler’s 45 blocked shots placed him 9th all-time in Bethel His 15.4 points per game was 2nd on the team and 9th in single season history. He finished 2nd in the conference the conference. Tyler scored in double figures 27 times, in field goal percentage (.592), 5th in the conference in including a season-high 28 points against Warner Pacific blocked shots (1.38), and 14th in the conference in points on 3/12, totaling 10-of-19 from the field and 8-of-10 per game (13.4). from the free throw line. He topped the 5-rebound mark in 26 games, with his season-high 11 rebounds coming in • MCC All-Newcomer Team a win over Grace on 2/20. • MCC Honorable Mention All-Conference • NCCAA All-Tournament Team Tyler joined Bethel’s 1,000 Point Club against Warner Pacific in the NAIA National Tournament. He finished the OFF THE COURT season 89 rebounds shy of joining the 500 Rebound Club. Tyler’s full name is Tyler Jordan Brown. He was born on September 15, 1986 in South Bend, Indiana to Steve He finished 2nd in the conference and 12th in the nation and Melinda Brown. He has one brother and one sister: in field goal percentage (.568) and 5th in the conference Lauren, 19; and Drew, 17. He is majoring in business in blocked shots (1.22). administration and plans on getting hitched.

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Tyler scored in double figures in 29 games, posting a • MCC 2nd-Team All-Conference season-high 25 points in two separate games. He also collected 5 or more rebounds in 18 games, posting a AS A FRESHMAN (06/07) season-high 9 rebounds against St. Francis on 2/21. For the first time in his first three seasons, Tyler did not Coming from Penn High School, it seemed Tyler was destined to bring success with him to Bethel College. record a double figure rebound game. After considering the Big Ten’s Northwestern University, Tyler matched his career-highs in assists (7 vs. Indiana Tyler decided to bring his game down McKinely Avenue Wesleyan, 12/2), blocks (4 vs. IUSB, 12/17), and field and immediately found himself in the starting lineup. goal attempts (19 vs. IUSB, 11/12). He also joined the 500 Rebound Club, becoming the 31st member in Tyler started all 36 games and averaged 13.4 points per game. He scored in double digits in 27 games, including program history. a career-high 31 points on 14-of-19 shooting against Despite a career-low in blocks and field goal percentage, Grace on 1/13. He also topped the 5-rebound mark in 24 Tyler still managed to finish 5th in the conference in each games. category. Tyler’s biggest game of the season came against Tyler finished the season 102 points and 14 rebounds Northwestern (MN) in the NCCAA North-Central Regional Championship, where he had 17 points and a career-high behind his father Steve on the career lists. 13 rebounds (7 offensive). • NCCAA North Central Region 2nd-Team In the closing seconds of double overtime, Tyler got • MCC 3rd-Team All-Conference open under the basket and got a pass from Wes Laidig to score the game-winning layup. Tyler played 45 of the 50 AS A SOPHOMORE (07/08) After flying out of the gates in his freshman season, possible minutes in the win. Tyler seemed to shift into another gear in his sophomore campaign. Tyler, who has been foul prone throughout his Tyler earned NCCAA All-Tournament team honors after career, committed 22 less fouls than his previous year averaging 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in the

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Season: 25, two times (vs. FMU, 12/30/08) Career: 31 vs. Grace (1/13/07) Season: 9 vs. St. Francis (2/21/09) Career: 13 vs. Northwestern (3/3/07) Season: 7 vs. Indiana Wesleyan (12/2/08) Career: 7, four times (vs. IWU, 12/2/08) Season: 4, three times (vs. Taylor, 2/25/09) Career: 6 vs. Grace (3/4/08)

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4 vs. IUSB (12/17/08) BLK Season: Career: 4, five times (vs. IUSB, 12/17/08) 39 vs. Ozarks (3/16/09) MIN Season: Career: 45, two times (vs. Grace, 3/17/07) 11 vs. Florida Memorial (12/30/08) FG Season: Career: 14 vs. Grace (1/13/07) 19 vs. IUSB, 11/12/08 FGA Season: Career: 19, three times (vs. IUSB, 11/12/08)

INSIDE TYLER’S HEAD First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: • He is a goofy guy who loves Bethel probably too much Favorite practice drill: • Water break (because it is rare that we get more than one a practice) Athlete I imitated as a kid: • My dad of course Unique item in locker: • Notes from people I care about Why I love the Wackos: • They are loud and they cheer for us

1, nine times (vs. Bellevue, 3/14/09) 3PT Season: Career: 2, two times (vs. Grace, 2/20/08) 2, five times (vs. Ozarks, 3/16/09) 3PA Season: Career: 3, three times (vs. IWU, 1/12/08) 9, two times (vs. IWU, 3/3/09) FT Season: Career: 11 vs. Bethany Lutheran, 3/2/07 12 vs. St. Francis IL (11/15/08) FTA Season: Career: 13 vs. Wilberforce, 12/28/07

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CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG 2007.. 36-36 1105/30.7 2008.. 36-36 1021/28.4 2009.. 36-29 970/27.0 TOTAL. 108-101 3096/28.7

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 196-331 .592 205-361 .568 201-368 .546 602-1060 .568

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 9-31 .290 8-23 .348 9-22 .409 26-76 .342

FT-FTA 81-122 136-193 110-150 327-465

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL PTS/AVG .664 73-132 205 5.7 119-9 66 67 48 56 482/13.4 .705 67-139 206 5.7 97-2 99 68 44 45 554/15.4 .733 57-112 169 4.7 102-4 82 88 33 50 521/14.5 .703 197-383 580 5.4 318-15 247 223 125 151 1557/14.4

MCC STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG 2007.. 16-16 497/31.1 2008.. 16-16 485/30.3 2009.. 16-10 444/27.7 TOTAL. 48-42 1426/29.7

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 93-159 .585 90-173 .520 76-151 .503 259-483 .536

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 4-15 .267 4-10 .400 3-9 .333 11-34 .324

FT-FTA 39-59 52-74 37-55 128-188

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL .661 22-49 71 4.4 56-4 22 32 21 22 .703 31-64 95 5.9 41-0 43 29 23 10 .673 31-53 84 5.3 52-3 29 44 13 17 .681 84-166 250 5.2 149-7 94 105 57 49

PTS/AVG 229/14.3 236/14.8 192/12.0 657/13.7

POSTSEASON STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG MCC... 7-7 206/29.4 NAIA.. 7-7 229/32.7 NCCAA. 5-5 174/34.8 TOTAL. 19-19 609/32.0

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 34-72 .472 39-76 .513 28-47 .596 101-195 .518

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 3-4 .750 1-5 .200 2-5 .400 6-14 .428

FT-FTA 32-39 35-46 26-36 93-121

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .820 9-31 40 5.7 .761 13-22 35 5.0 .722 17-22 39 7.8 .768 39-75 114 6.0

PTS/AVG 103/14.7 114/16.3 84/16.8 301/15.8

PF-FO AST 24-2 17 19-0 16 10-0 10 53-2 43

TO BLK STL 21 8 14 14 3 10 8 7 6 43 18 30

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#22 JAKE EVERETT -----INTRODUCTION

SOPHOMORE | FORWARD | TIPPECANOE, IN (TRITON HS) | BIRTHDAY: 11/1/89 | PARENTS: BRYAN & JILL HEIGHT: 6-7 | WEIGHT: 205 | SHOE SIZE: 15 | WINGSPAN: 6-10 | STANDING REACH: 8-8 | VERTICAL JUMP: 27”

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FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Jake has a great basketball IQ. He can pass well and defend. He plays well in the team concept here at Bethel. Jake has gotten stronger and that will help him which will help us. “He will need to continue to get stronger and build more endurance as a player. He gave us good minutes in situations last year. With graduation losses we will need Jake to have a break-out year.”

career highs in points (8), field goals (4), and field goal walk with Christ as he is in coaching basketball attempts (5) against Taylor on 2/25 and three-point Favorite practice drill: attempts (1) against Spring Arbor on 2/28. • Being on the Scout Team and only having one move (right handed hook all day baby!) He played 19 minutes in those two games of the MCC Athlete I imitated as a kid: tournament, his highest two-game stretch since he • Pete Maravich of course played 32 minutes in two games against Holy Cross and Unique item in locker: Trinity International on 12/9 and 12/12, respectively. • Random pictures of Tony put up in his own locker Why I love the Wackos: THOUGHTS AFTER ONE YEAR • Because they sing “You’re Not Gonna Make It” when the “My freshman year at Bethel College playing on the other team is shooting free throws basketball team was spectacular! I enjoyed the closeness that was shared between all of the players and coaches.

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AS A FRESHMAN (08/09) Jake saw limited action on the varsity squad as he was still making adjustments from small-time high school “The bond that the players share here at Bethel is basketball to college basketball. something that words can’t describe. I consider all of Jake split his time with the junior varsity, but still made them my brothers. 22 appearances for the Pilots, averaging 1.9 points and “From the Wackos to the coaching staff and even the 1.1 rebounds in 8.0 minutes of action per game. campus itself, I could not ask for a better atmosphere to Jake made quite a first impression on the Wiekamp play basketball. Wackos. In his first collegiate game, Jake converted on a career-high 7-of-8 free throws. He also grabbed a career- “Next year I plan to improve on my right-hand hook shot (all day baby), my quickness, and my defense. I worked high 5 rebounds in 15 minutes of action. hard this offseason in the weight room and the gym and I Jake continued his fine performances from the free feel confident heading into my second season as a Pilot.” throw line the rest of the season, finishing 11-of-12 from OFF THE COURT the line, good for third best on the team. Jake’s full name is Jacob Lee Everett. He was born on Jake established a career-high in assists, dishing out 2 November 1, 1989 in South Bend, Indiana to Bryan and against Judson on 11/14 in the Pilots’ first road game of Jill Everett. He has one brother: Jordan, 17. He is majoring the season. Jake provided solid play off the bench, going in social studies education and plans on teaching and 3-for-3 from the field for 6 points, helping to secure the coaching basketball. Pilots’ victory. INSIDE JAKE’S HEAD Despite not seeing much action through the MCC season, First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: Jake came on strong in the MCC tournament, setting • An energetic, enthusiastic coach who is as dedicated in his

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Season: 8 vs. Taylor (2/25/09) Career: 8 vs. Taylor (2/25/09) Season: 5, two times (vs. Holy Cross, 12/9/08) Career: 5, two times (vs. Holy Cross, 12/9/08) Season: 2 vs. Judson (11/14/08) Career: 2 vs. Judson (11/14/08) Season: 1, four times (vs. Taylor, 2/25/09) Career: 1, four times (vs. Taylor, 2/25/09)

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-BLK Season: Career: -23 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) MIN Season: Career: 23 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) 4 vs. Taylor (2/25/09) FG Season: Career: 4 vs. Taylor (2/25/09) 5 vs. Taylor (2/25/09) FGA Season: Career: 5 vs. Taylor (2/25/09)

-3PT Season: Career: -1, two times (vs. SAU, 2/28/09) 3PA Season: Career: 1, two times (vs. SAU, 2/28/09) 7 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) FT Season: Career: 7 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) 8 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) FTA Season: Career: 8 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08)

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CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS 2009.. 22-0 TOTAL. 22-0

MIN/AVG 177/8.0 177/8.0

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 15-23 .652 15-23 .652

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 0-2 .000 0-2 .000

FT-FTA 11-12 11-12

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .917 9-16 25 1.1 .917 9-16 25 1.1

PF-FO AST 11-1 6 11-1 6

TO BLK STL 7 0 4 7 0 4

PTS/AVG 41/1.9 41/1.9

MCC STATS YEAR GP-GS 2009.. 6-0 TOTAL. 6-0

MIN/AVG 18/3.1 18/3.1

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 2-4 .500 2-4 .500

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 0-0 .000 0-0 .000

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .000 1-0 1 0.2 .000 1-0 1 0.2

PF-FO AST 2-0 0 2-0 0

TO BLK STL 1 0 1 1 0 1

PTS/AVG 4/0.7 4/0.7

POSTSEASON STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG MCC... 2-0 19/9.5 NAIA.. 2-0 13/6.5 TOTAL. 4-0 32/8.0

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 4-6 .667 0-0 .000 4-6 .667

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 0-1 .000

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 0-0

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .000 3-3 6 3.0 .000 0-2 2 1.0 .000 3-5 8 2.0

PF-FO AST 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0

TO BLK STL 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1

PTS/AVG 8/4.0 0/0.0 8/2.0

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#23 CALEB LAIDIG -----INTRODUCTION

JUNIOR | GUARD | MISHAWAKA, IN (PENN HS) | BIRTHDAY: 1/20/89 | PARENTS: TOM & LEANN HEIGHT: 6-5 | WEIGHT: 205 | SHOE SIZE: 12.5 | WINGSPAN: 7-1 | STANDING REACH: 8-2 | VERTICAL JUMP: 30”

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FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Caleb can do a lot for us. He creates a lot of matchup problems and is improving his offensive skills. I like his ability to rebound and his length creates defensive opportunities for us. Caleb is a key for us. His conditioning and strength will help him a lot this year.” AS A SOPHOMORE (08/09) As comfortable as Caleb felt in the Bethel blue his freshman season, Caleb seemed infinitely more comfortable his sophomore season, appearing in all 37 games and starting his first 9 of his career.

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Caleb established career highs and personal bests in every single category, including minutes, field goals, 3-pointers, free throws, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, and points. One of the most versatile players on the Pilots’ roster, Caleb scored in double figures in 16 games, including two games topping the 20-point mark. He also grabbed 5 or more rebounds in 10 games, dished out 5 or more assists in 7 games, and tallied 2 or more steals in 16 games.

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The best game of Caleb’s career, and in the history of the program, came on 12/9 against Holy Cross. Caleb recorded only the second triple-double in program history and finished one steal away from the first-ever quadruple-double. He finished the game setting career highs in six categories with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 9 steals, and 8 field goals made in 33 minutes of action.

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It was Caleb’s first start of his career and also one of three triple-doubles recorded in the NAIA DII all season long.

Caleb also posted career highs in field goal attempts (13) and 3-point field goals (5-of-6), scoring 20 points in a win over Iowa Wesleyan on 11/22, earning him IWC Kiwannas Classic All-Tournament Team honors.

His most impressive game of the season came in that thrilling win over Northwood during the Battle of the Beach Tournament. Caleb came into his own during that game, starting and playing the entire 2nd half, leading the Pilots to one of the most tremendous comebacks in Caleb led the team and finished 3rd in the conference program history. in steals. He also finished 3rd on the team in assists, increasing his output by 24 assists from his previous Caleb scored 9 points on 4-of-8 from the field and nearly season. Caleb’s 41.8% from the 3-point line led all Pilots matched his season-high with 6 assists, while only with at least 50 attempts. committing one turnover for the game. He also collected the aforementioned season-high 4 steals. • Jimmy John’s ‘Sub of the Game’ Season Award Caleb was named the Jimmy John’s ‘Sub of the Game’ in AS A FRESHMAN (07/08) three home games for the Pilots, against IUNW on 12/7, Making the adjustment from the slow-it-down, drag-it- Taylor on 1/26, and Grace on 2/20. out pace of Penn basketball to the up-tempo, transitionstyle offense of Bethel basketball did not seem to be a OFF THE COURT problem for Caleb, who appeared in all 36 games of the Caleb’s full name is Caleb John Laidig. He was born on season and averaged 16 minutes per game. January 20, 1989 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Tom and LeAnn Laidig. He has one brother and one sister: Abby, 18; Caleb was a key reserve for the Pilots, second off the and Jeff, 16. He is majoring in accounting and minoring in bench behind his cousin Wes, and averaged 4.8 points, math and is still unsure of his future plans. 2.8 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per contest. INSIDE CALEB’S HEAD He scored in double figures in five games, tallying a First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: season-high 12 points in a convincing win over TIU on • Does Robbie have a twin brother? 11/10, going 4-of-5 from beyond the arc in the game. Favorite practice drill: • Chasing KC Victor all around the court during Scout Team Caleb also grabbed 5 or more rebounds in five games, Athlete I imitated as a kid: with a season-high 9 rebounds coming in two separate • Michael Jordan games. Unique item in locker: • Stale Big Red gum Caleb finished fourth on the team in assists, totaling 70 Why I love the Wackos: for the season, with a season-high 7 assists coming in a • They stiff arm refs during the games win over IUNW on 12/7. Caleb also established a seasonhigh in steals with 4 against Northwood University on 12/29.

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Season: 20, two times (vs. HCC, 12/9/08) Career: 20, two times (vs. HCC, 12/9/08) Season: 10 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) Career: 10 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) Season: 10 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) Career: 10 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) Season: 9 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) Career: 9 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08)

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2 vs. Trinity International (12/12/08) BLK Season: Career: 2, two times (vs. TIU, 12/12/08) 33 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) MIN Season: Career: 33 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) 8 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) FG Season: Career: 8 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) 13 vs. Iowa Wesleyan (11/22/08) FGA Season: Career: 13 vs. Iowa Wesleyan (11/22/08)

5 vs. Iowa Wesleyan (11/22/08) 3PT Season: Career: 5 vs. Iowa Wesleyan (11/22/08) 6 vs. Iowa Wesleyan (11/22/08) 3PA Season: Career: 6 vs. Iowa Wesleyan (11/22/08) 8 vs. Judson (11/14/08) FT Season: Career: 8 vs. Judson (11/14/08) 8, two times (vs. Judson, 11/14/08) FTA Season: Career: 8, two times (vs. Judson, 11/14/08)

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CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS 2008.. 36-0 2009.. 37-9 TOTAL. 73-9

MIN/AVG 568/16.3 753/20.4 1321/18.1

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 68-143 .476 112-232 .483 180-375 .480

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 16-57 .281 28-67 .418 44-124 .355

FT-FTA 19-31 51-69 70-100

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL .613 25-75 100 2.8 54-0 70 52 10 30 .739 39-111 150 4.1 71-1 94 80 11 66 .700 64-186 250 3.4 125-1 164 132 21 96

PTS/AVG 171/4.8 303/8.2 474/6.5

MCC STATS YEAR GP-GS 2008.. 16-0 2009.. 16-8 TOTAL. 32-8

MIN/AVG 240/15.0 340/21.2 580/18.1

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 28-64 .438 49-106 .462 77-170 .453

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 7-32 .219 15-34 .441 22-66 .333

FT-FTA 11-19 13-17 24-36

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .579 7-29 36 2.3 .765 17-45 62 3.9 .667 24-74 98 3.1

PF-FO AST 25-0 16 28-1 25 53-1 41

TO BLK STL 17 5 7 26 4 27 43 9 34

PTS/AVG 74/4.6 126/7.9 200/6.3

POSTSEASON STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG MCC... 6-0 110/18.3 NAIA.. 7-0 116/16.6 TOTAL. 13-0 226/17.4

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 15-23 .652 7-18 .388 22-41 .536

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 1-4 .250 2-6 .333 3-10 .300

FT-FTA 6-7 4-4 10-11

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .857 6-9 15 2.5 1.00 5-12 17 2.4 .909 11-21 32 2.5

PF-FO AST 18-0 11 10-0 10 28-0 21

TO BLK STL 13 1 7 11 3 5 14 4 12

PTS/AVG 37/6.2 20/2.8 57/4.4

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#25 TONY BENFORD -----INTRODUCTION

SENIOR | GUARD | MUNCIE, IN (SOUTHSIDE HS/TRI-STATE) | BIRTHDAY: 12/17/86 | MOTHER: ROBIN HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 195 | SHOE SIZE: 12 | WINGSPAN: 6-6 | STANDING REACH: 7-11 | VERTICAL JUMP: 28”

A-HISTORY-OF-VICTORY

FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “We are excited for Tony to be back on the court. After a year I believe he has a better grasp of our system and can help us a great deal this year. He has the ability to defend the ball and can rebound. I like his maturity. He has a lot of experience that helps with the graduation loss of Kory as a defensive stopper. I am expecting Tony to have a great year. He can bring energy and athletcism to the court, which we need this season.” AS A REDSHIRT (08/09) Tony was an instrumental piece to the Pilots’ second straight MCC regular season and tournament titles, as well as their NAIA Final Four run, despite not seeing one minute of playing time all season.

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Tony participated in practice every day and was a valuable member of the Pilots’ Scout Team, preparing the starting five for their next opponent, often imitating the opponent’s most athletic player. His leadership off the bench also proved to be an immeasurable asset, with his knowledge of game situations from playing in 77 career games and scoring over 1,100 career points at NCAA DIII Tri-State (Trine) University.

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AT TRI-STATE (05/06 - 07/08) In three seasons with the Tri-State (now Trine) University Thunder, Tony scored 1,178 career points, good for 21st all-time in Trine history. He averaged at least 18 points per game in the two consecutive seasons that he started playing at least 33 minutes per game.

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He was named the Tri-State 6th Man Tournament MVP and earned a place on the All-Tournament Team. Tony also earned a place on the Marian College, RDV

SportsPlex, and Defiance College All-Tournament Teams, respectively. Tony was named a two-time First-Team All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference team member, finishing runner-up in the MIAA Player of the Year voting both times.

“As far as accomplishments--I just hope I play well for God first of all, but for the coaches and players who have invested a lot of time into me the past two years. I want to play to the best of my ability and do whatever it takes for us to be successful. Any other awards or personal achievements are irrelevant. As long as I’m playing as well as I can and playing for an audience of one (GOD), all other things will work out.”

He was also the first player from Tri-State to be voted to the First-Team All-MIAA since the conference made the OFF THE COURT switch from NAIA to NCAA DIII in 2002. Tony’s full name is Antonio Emanuel Benford. He was born on December 17, 1986 in Pasadena, California to Robin EXPECTATIONS FOR THE YEAR Benford. He has one sister: Cristina, 27. He is majoring “I really don’t know what to expect this year. Being in sports management and plans on going to graduate the new face on the team, I’m still trying to make school and then teaching and coaching basketball at the adjustments to the team and players. high school level. “Yes, I got to practice all year with the guys but there is something about “game time” that doesn’t compare to practices. I want to gain the trust of both the players and coaches alike so they trust me on the court to make the right decisions and still be able to stay true to my game. “My ‘career’ will be wrapped up all in one year at Bethel. I plan to make it the best experience of my life. I’m playing for a Hall of Fame coach, players who love the game as much as me, and I’m doing it all at a great institution-Bethel. Everything else that I do on the court will take care of itself. “I’m really looking forward to getting the first game out of the way. I haven’t been on the court for a whole year, so I’ll probably be a little nervous the first game. But once the ball goes up all the nerves will go away and it’ll be time for business. I’m really looking forward to playing in front of the Wacko’s--especially when we play Grace. I’m really pumped for that game.

INSIDE TONY’S HEAD First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: • Why are all his assistant coaches short and bald? Favorite practice drill: • When we were Scout Team for Grace, because I never had to practice those days (they don’t have any “athletic” players) Athlete I imitated as a kid: • Paul Pierce Unique item in locker: • Jake Everett, he always seems to be in my locker Why I love the Wackos: • They run out on the court and give everyone chest bumps before the game, that’s awesome!

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TRI-STATE STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG 2006.. 26-3 550/21.2 2007.. 26-26 868/33.4 2008.. 25-25 854/34.2 TOTAL. 77-54 2272/29.5

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 75-202 .371 160-390 .410 167-408 .409 402-1000 .402

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 26-94 .277 56-168 .333 55-186 .296 137-448 .306

FT-FTA 55-78 92-131 90-104 237-313

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL PTS/AVG .705 26-52 78 3.0 27-0 31 58 8 25 231/8.9 .702 38-99 137 5.3 42-0 48 82 8 26 468/18.0 .865 33-102 135 5.4 46-0 68 97 7 42 479/19.2 .757 97-253 350 4.5 115-0 147 237 23 93 1178/15.3

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#32 DEREK MOSER -----INTRODUCTION

SENIOR | GUARD | HIGHLAND, IN (HS/CARTHAGE) | BIRTHDAY: 4/30/87 | PARENTS: DAN & DEB HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 200 | SHOE SIZE: 12 | WINGSPAN: 6-4 | STANDING REACH: 7-11 | VERTICAL JUMP: 25” FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Words really can’t express what Derek means to our program. He cares so much for his teammates and he is a great teammate.

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“I like the fact the Derek can shoot the ball. I know that when teams lock in on players inside, he can knock down that perimeter shot.” AS A JUNIOR (08/09) Derek appeared in 22 games on the season in a limited role off the bench, more than doubling his appearances from his previous season. He averaged 5.2 minutes per game. Derek scored in 11 of those games, also more than doubling his scoring average, up to 2.5 per game.

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Derek rewrote his own career recordbook, posting personal bests and career highs in every single category. For the season, Derek made an impressive 18-of-22 from the field, for an 81.8% clip, including 10-of-12 from the three point line and 8-of-8 from the free throw line-almost unbelievable given the lack of time he had to get into the “flow” of the game.

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Derek’s best game of his career came on 11/18 vs. Purdue Calumet, where Derek posted career highs in points (13), rebounds (3), steals (2), 3-pointers (3-of-3), and free throws (4-of-4). Derek did not miss a shot off the bench in 13 minutes of action. Derek scored 6 points on 2-of-2 from the three point line and dished out a career-high 4 assists in his first NAIA National Tournament game against Johnson & Wales.

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Derek also posted career highs in blocks (1 vs. Judson, 12/13), minutes played (22 vs. Holy Cross, 12/9), and field goals (4-of-5 vs. PU North Central, 11/7). • Bethel Team Mental Attitude Award

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AS A SOPHOMORE (07/08) Seeing most of his time on the junior varsity squad, Derek did however appear in 10 games for the Pilots. His best game in the blue and white came against Kuyper College on 12/8 during the Gates Automotive Classic, where he scored 3 points on 1-of-1 shooting, pulled down 2 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, and collected 1 steal in 10 minutes of action.

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Season: 13 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) Career: 13 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) Season: 3 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) Career: 3 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) Season: 4 vs. Johnson & Wales (3/11/09) Career: 4 vs. Johnson & Wales (3/11/09) Season: 2, two times (vs. Judson, 12/13/08) Career: 2, two times (vs. Judson, 12/13/08)

Derek scored a season-high 4 points on 2-of-2 shooting basketball game and his new lifestyle at Bethel. However, in 14 minutes of action in a 104-34 blowout win against he was an important member of the scout team Holy Cross in the Bethel Tip-Off Classic on 11/3. preparations that eventually led to an NCCAA national championship over Grace in Oakland City, one of Derek’s Derek’s most important role with the team came during proudest moments as a member of the Bethel Pilots practice time, where Derek was a part of the scout team. basketball team and his ball-playing days in general. Often simulating the next opponent’s most active, relentless player, Derek prepared the starting five to the OFF THE COURT best of his ability countless times throughout the season. Derek’s full name is Derek Daniel Moser. He was born on The preparation paid off, as indicated by the team’s April 30, 1987 in Highland, Indiana to Dan and Deb Moser. success. He has one brother and one sister: Dana, 27; and Dwight, 26. He is majoring in K-12 health and physical education • Bethel Team Mental Attitude Award and plans on becoming a high school gym teacher and basketball coach. AS A REDSHIRT (06/07) Derek’s testimony of how he ended up at Bethel is INSIDE DEREK’S HEAD something that reflects just how special Derek is and First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: what he stands for. Two weeks before his first day of • Why are your shorts on backwards? classes of his freshman year, Derek left for Carthage with Favorite practice drill: his family. • Knocking sets out Athlete I imitated as a kid: When he was being dropped off for football training • Tyler Brown camp, just before his parents left, his father told him “I Unique item in locker: don’t care about football, basketball, or school, the only • Motivational speeches from Bill Walton, Shaq, and thing I care about is that you grow closer to Jesus.” Derek Candace Parker said as soon as he heard it, he knew deep down he would Why I love the Wackos: be transferring. • Going to other gyms I realize how blessed we are to have fans that come to every game and that are into every game During his first week of classes, Derek made up his mind that he would be transferring, but did not know where to. Derek knew he wanted to play basketball again and no longer football. His mother told him about Bethel College and when he checked out the school’s website, he knew he wanted to come. So he prayed about it and felt God leading him to Bethel. As soon as he stepped onto campus, he knew he was supposed to be here. “The reason I transferred was because Carthage did not have anything to offer me spiritually and was a very secular school where students participated in many things I do not agree with. “It was one of the worst times of my life but one of the closest I have been to Jesus because I needed Him more than ever to get through each day,” explained Derek. Derek did not appear in any games for the Pilots during the spring semester, as he was adjusting to the college

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1 vs. Judson (12/13/08) 3 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) BLK Season: 3PT Season: Career: 1 vs. Judson (12/13/08) Career: 3 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) 22 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) 3 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) MIN Season: 3PA Season: Career: 22 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) Career: 3 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) 4 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) 4 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) FG Season: FT Season: Career: 4 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) Career: 4 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) 5 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) 4 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08) FGA Season: FTA Season: Career: 5 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) Career: 4 vs. Purdue Calumet (11/18/08)

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CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS 2008.. 10-0 2009.. 22-1 TOTAL. 32-1

MIN/AVG 51/5.1 114/5.2 165/5.2

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 5-8 .625 18-22 .818 23-30 .767

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 1-1 1.00 10-12 .833 11-13 .846

FT-FTA 1-2 8-8 9-10

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .500 1-3 4 0.4 1.00 3-9 12 0.5 .900 4-12 16 0.5

PF-FO AST 3-0 5 17-0 9 20-0 14

TO BLK STL 2 0 3 12 1 10 14 1 13

PTS/AVG 12/1.2 54/2.5 66/2.1

MCC STATS YEAR GP-GS 2008.. 2-0 2009.. 7-0 TOTAL. 9-0

MIN/AVG 3/1.5 18/2.5 21/2.3

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 0-0 .000 4-4 1.00 4-4 1.00

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 0-0 .000 2-2 1.00 2-2 1.00

|---REBOUNDS----| FT-FTA PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG 0-0 .000 0-0 0 0.0 2-2 1.00 0-1 1 0.1 2-2 1.00 0-1 1 0.1

PF-FO AST 0-0 1 4-0 1 4-0 2

TO BLK STL 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 2

PTS/AVG 0/0.0 12/1.7 12/1.3

POSTSEASON STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG MCC... 3-0 5/1.7 NAIA.. 2-0 14/7.0 TOTAL. 5-0 19/3.8

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 1-1 1.00 2-2 1.00 3-3 1.00

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 0-0 .000 2-2 1.00 2-2 1.00

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 0-0

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .000 0-2 2 0.7 .000 0-0 0 0.0 .000 0-2 2 0.4

PF-FO AST 0-0 0 2-0 4 2-0 4

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#45 WES LAIDIG -----INTRODUCTION

SENIOR | FORWARD | MISHAWAKA, IN (PENN HS) | BIRTHDAY: 2/18/88 | PARENTS: KURT & RHONDA HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 210 | SHOE SIZE: 13 | WINGSPAN: 6-6 | STANDING REACH: 8-0 | VERTICAL JUMP: 28”

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FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Wes has continued to make himself a better player each year. He is one of our best shooters and he creates a lot of matchup problems for our opponents. Wes is a blue collar guy who does so much for our team. We will need for him to overcome his size once again to battle inside against bigger defenders.” AS A JUNIOR (08/09) After a major improvement between his freshman and sophomore seasons, Wes seemed to take another step forward between his sophomore and junior seasons.

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Wes posted personal bests in minutes played, 3-pointers made, rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, and points, with career-highs in every category except rebounds and free throws. Wes has appeared in all 109 career games, more than any other current Pilot player. He finished the season with 768 career points and 374 career rebounds, within reach of both the 1,000 Point and 500 Rebound Clubs for his senior season.

the season, Wes appeared in all 36 games for the second Wes scored in double figures only twice during the year in a row and averaged 17 minutes a game, the most season, with his season-high of 11 points coming against by any bench player. Madonna University on 12/4, on 5-of-6 shooting from the field and 1-of-1 from the free throw line. He also scored Wes more than doubled his scoring average (up to 8.4 per 10 points against IUNW on 11/11. game) and raised his field goal percentage 14 points, up to .579. He also more than doubled his assists, up to 1.3 Wes topped the 5-rebound mark in 10 games, including per game. in 5 of his first 6 games as a collegiate basketball player. His season high came against St. Francis, where he tallied Wes scored in double figures in 14 games, including two 1 offensive and 7 defensive rebounds, giving him 8 for the 20+ point performances. His season-high came against game. St. Francis on 1/16, where he scored 22 points on a perfect 10-of-10 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free Wes’s biggest rebound and assist of the season, and of throw line. his career, came in the NCCAA North-Central Regional Championship against Northwestern (MN) on 3/3. Wes collected 5 or more rebounds in ten games, including a career-high 9 rebounds on 2/20 in a win over Grace. With only 13 seconds left in double overtime and the Pilots down by one, Ryne Lightfoot missed a free throw Wes’s best game of the season came against Northwood to tie it, but Wes tracked down the loose ball for the on 12/29. He scored 20 points on 5-of-8 shooting, offensive rebound and found teammate Tyler Brown open including a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line. under the basket for the go-ahead and eventual gameHe also grabbed 6 rebounds, including 4 offensive, in 22 winning basket. minutes of action off the bench, earning him Battle at the Beach All-Tournament Team honors in the process. • Jimmy John’s ‘Sub of the Game’ Season Award

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Wes scored in double figures in 16 games, as many times as in his first two seasons combined. He scored a career- Wes’s most impressive performances throughout the year high 25 points against IUSB on 10-of-12 shooting on came at the free throw line, where he was the team’s best and most consistent free throw shooter. He led the team 12/17. at 81.8% made, including an incredible 30 consecutive He then followed it up with a 23-point performance free throws made from 12/29 to 1/19, only 13 away from against St. Thomas on 10-of-15 shooting on 12/29 in tying the Bethel record held by Mike Miller. the St. Thomas Invitational. December proved to be the • Bethel Team Most Improved Player hottest month for Wes, totaling 105 points (13.1 ppg) • Jimmy John’s ‘Sub of the Game’ Season Award and 34 rebounds (4.2 rpg), shooting 46-of-77 (59.7%) in 8 games during the last month of 2008. AS A FRESHMAN (06/07) Wes tallied 5 or more rebounds in 7 games, including a In a support role off the bench, Wes’s job was to provide a spark and some energy and emotion when he would season-high 8 rebounds against IUSB on 11/12. check into the ball game, which is exactly what he did. Wes rewrote his own recordbooks, posting new career Averaging 14 minutes a game, a lot of Wes’s contributions highs in points, assists, minutes played, field goals did not show up on the stat sheet. He averaged 3.4 points attempted, 3-pointers made, and matching his career and 3.2 rebounds per game. highs in steals, blocks, field goals made, and 3-pointers Appearing in all 36 games of the season, Wes came off attempted. the bench in all but one of those games, where he started against Trinity International on 12/9. Although he only AS A SOPHOMORE (07/08) Wes made a name for himself in his sophomore season, scored 2 points in the game, Wes’s energy sparked the after a respectable freshman season. Bethel’s 6th Man for Pilots to an overtime victory.

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Season: 25 vs. IUSB (12/17/08) Career: 25 vs. IUSB (12/17/08) Season: 8 vs. IUSB (11/12/08) Career: 9 vs. Grace (2/20/08) Season: 5 vs. Judson (12/13/08) Career: 5 vs. Judson (12/13/08) Season: 3 vs. Calumet (11/8/08) Career: 3, two times (vs. Calumet, 11/8/08)

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1, eight times (vs. Taylor, 1/17/09) BLK Season: Career: 1, twelve times (vs. Taylor, 1/17/09) MIN Season: Career: 10, two times (vs. STU, 12/29/08) FG Season: Career: 10, three times (vs. STU, 12/29/08) 18 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08) FGA Season: Career: 18 vs. Holy Cross (12/9/08)

30, two times (vs. Huntington, 1/6/09) 30, two times (vs. Huntington, 1/6/09)

OFF THE COURT Wes’s full name is Wesley Harold Laidig. He was born on February 18, 1988 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Kurt and Rhonda Laidig. He has two brothers and one sister: Andy, 32; Brent, 28; and Julie (Mattison), 23. He is majoring in business administration and plans on getting into athletic administration. INSIDE WES’S HEAD First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: • He has a love and a passion for Bethel and a son who is five years older than me but still in the same grade Favorite practice drill: • 1-on-1-on-1 Athlete I imitated as a kid: • Michael Jordan, but more realistically The Brian Cardinal Unique item in locker: • Some cookies that have been in there for about two years Why I love the Wackos: • They create the best atmosphere at our level

2 vs. Indiana Wesleyan (1/27/09) 3PT Season: Career: 2 vs. Indiana Wesleyan (1/27/09) 3 vs. Judson, 11/14/08 3PA Season: Career: 3, two times (vs. Judson, 11/14/08) 7 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) FT Season: Career: 10 vs. Northwood (12/29/07) 9 vs. PU North Central (11/7/08) FTA Season: Career: 10 vs. Northwood (12/29/07)

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CAREER STATS YEAR GP-GS 2007.. 36-1 2008.. 36-0 2009.. 37-1 TOTAL. 109-2

MIN/AVG 526/14.6 615/17.1 685/18.5 1826/16.8

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 51-117 .436 117-202 .579 134-257 .521 302-576 .524

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 3-7 .429 4-15 .267 10-24 .417 17-46 .370

FT-FTA 18-22 63-77 66-86 147-185

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG PF-FO AST TO BLK STL .818 34-81 115 3.2 63-0 22 42 0 21 .818 56-69 125 3.5 55-0 47 36 4 16 .767 46-88 134 3.6 79-1 60 63 8 34 .794 136-238 374 3.4 197-1 129 141 12 71

PTS/AVG 123/3.4 301/8.4 344/9.3 768/7.0

MCC STATS YEAR GP-GS 2007.. 16-0 2008.. 16-0 2009.. 16-0 TOTAL. 48-0

MIN/AVG 222/13.9 295/18.4 287/17.9 804/16.8

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 12-40 .300 53-95 .558 45-97 .464 110/232 .474

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 0-2 .000 3-10 .300 3-11 .273 6-23 .261

FT-FTA 15-17 30-33 19-22 64-72

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG .882 14-34 48 3.0 .909 20-35 55 3.4 .864 18-39 57 3.6 .889 52-108 160 3.3

PF-FO AST 29-0 8 25-0 23 40-1 23 94-1 54

TO BLK STL 16 0 11 15 2 6 21 3 7 52 5 24

PTS/AVG 39/2.4 139/8.7 112/7.0 290/6.0

POSTSEASON STATS YEAR GP-GS MIN/AVG MCC... 7-0 114/16.3 NAIA.. 7-0 133/19.0 NCCAA. 5-0 88/17.6 TOTAL. 19-0 335/17.6

|---TOTAL---| FG-FGA PCT 19-34 .559 27-41 .658 9-21 .428 55-96 .573

|---3-PTS---| FG-FGA PCT 2-4 .500 2-4 .500 0-1 .000 4-9 .444

FT-FTA 7-7 13-21 2-3 22-31

|---REBOUNDS----| PCT OFF-DEF TOT AVG 1.00 9-8 17 2.4 .619 5-13 18 2.6 .667 7-11 18 3.6 .710 21-32 53 2.8

PF-FO AST 12-0 11 12-0 5 10-0 3 34-0 19

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#3 MICAH HORNER -----INTRODUCTION

FRESHMAN | GUARD | WAKARUSA, IN (NORTHWOOD HS) | BIRTHDAY: 3/5/90 | PARENTS: CARL & STEPHANIE HEIGHT: 6-2 | WEIGHT: 175 | SHOE SIZE: 10.5 | WINGSPAN: 6-3 | STANDING REACH: 7-10 | VERTICAL JUMP: 27”

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“Also, the basketball program has great tradition. The FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Micah continued to get better at Northwood High three red banners hanging up in Wiekamp are pretty School. We like the fact that he is left handed and has a persuasive and don’t need much explaining.” great knack of getting to the basket. EXPECTATIONS FOR CAREER “With five guards graduating in the next two years, “I just want to work my butt off everyday. I know I’m not Micah will have some great opportunities in the future guaranteed anything, not only for playing time on this team, but in life, so my goal is just to come in and work in our program.” as hard as I can for as long as I can. The results will come.” AT NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL OFF THE COURT After being homeschooled for all of his previous education, Micah decided to attend NorthWood High Micah’s full name is Micah Aaron Horner. He was born School for his senior year, where he played for Head on March 5, 1990 in Pekin, Illinois to Carl and Stephanie Horner. He has two brothers and two sisters: Nathan, Coach Aaron Wolfe. 24; Joel, 22; Lydia, 13; and Esther, 10. He is majoring in In his lone varsity season, the Panthers won 12 games exercise science and business and plans on becoming a and lost 10 with Micah, including an appearance in the personal trainer. second round of sectional play. INSIDE MICAH’S HEAD Micah averaged 13 points per game for the Panthers last First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: season. He earned All-Conference honors in the Northern • Heckuva nice guy and he sure loves to talk Lakes Conference and was voted by his fellow teammates Favorite practice drill: • Anything but 8-in-47’s as Team Co-MVP. Athlete I imitated as a kid: • Penny Hardaway WHY MICAH CHOSE BETHEL “Everyone on campus treats you like a brother and Unique item in locker: that is something I really enjoy. Bethel is such a special • I’m just happy to have a locker place. You always hear about it being such a tight-knit Why I love the Wackos: community, but you never know the full extent of it until • They have enthusiasm you’re a part of this family.

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AT ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL Landon played for Head Coach Pat King at South Bend John Adams High School in South Bend, Indiana. In four varsity seasons, the Eagles won 55 games and lost 36 with Landon, including winning a sectional title in 2007. Starting varsity all four years of high school, Landon earned Honorable Mention All-Conference in the NIC and made the Top 100 list his sophomore year. His junior year, Landon earned Second-Team AllConference in the NIC, was named Team MVP, and made the Top 100 list.

“Obviously Bethel is known for being a championship team and I want to continue that tradition for all four years that I am here. We’ve been so close the past two seasons and I want to help us take the next step.”

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In Landon’s senior year, he earned First-Team AllConference in the NIC and was named Team MVP. He also earned Applebee’s Athlete of the Night, Burger King Athlete of the Night and WSBT News 22 Outstanding Player of the Week.

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“We like how hard he works and how badly he wants to learn and improve as a basketball player. He will be fun to watch in the next four years and are excited to have him in the Bethel basketball program.”

Landon scored his 1,000th point on his senior night and OFF THE COURT averaged 19 points, 4 steals, 4 assists, and 3 rebounds Landon’s full name is Landon Martin Booker. He was last season. born on December 5, 1990 in South Bend, Indiana to Lee and Tonya Booker. He has one brother and three sisters: Landon also participated in the Sports Fest All-Star Lee III, 23; Alisha, 26; Lemelia, 24; and Letonia, 21. He is games this season for the Metro team. Landon and the majoring in sports management and plans on becoming Metro All-Stars won the championship this season. a manager of basketball or another sport or becoming a basketball coach. WHY LANDON CHOSE BETHEL “I chose Bethel College because it is close to home. The INSIDE LANDON’S HEAD school has a nice, quiet environment and is an excellent First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: academic school. • He seems really cool and serious about basketball. He knows what he wants and wants to get the job done when “I also enjoyed watching the basketball games last year he can and I love the program in general. The coaches, players, Favorite practice drill: fans, and everything just seemed like the perfect fit for • The shooting drills me.” Athlete I imitated as a kid: • Allen Iverson EXPECTATIONS FOR CAREER Unique item in locker: “I would like to start off my career by being a big factor on • My favorite quote: Your success is not only what God gave the defensive end and work my way up on the offensive you, but what you do with it end. I understand I am a freshman this year and we have Why I love the Wackos: a lot of weapons on the offensive end, so I will let the • I love the Wiekamp Wackos because Wiekamp is a very fun offense work itself out and pick my spots to step up and place to play and the Wackos seem to give you more energy contribute with. than you had and make the game even more fun

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FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Landon has played varsity basketball for four years at Adams High School. We are really impressed with his defensive ability. He overcomes his lack of size with effort.

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#30 JORDAN BOWERMAN -----INTRODUCTION

FRESHMAN | FORWARD | LEO, IN (HS) | BIRTHDAY: 11/7/90 | PARENTS: MIKE & TRISH HEIGHT: 6-7 | WEIGHT: 205 | SHOE SIZE: 14 | WINGSPAN: 7-1 | STANDING REACH: 8-6 | VERTICAL JUMP: 28” FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “Jordan is a great fit for our program. He has the ability to improve a great deal in the years to come. I like his ability to score and his athleticism to play in the MCC.

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“The sky is the limit for Jordan. He can become one of the better players in the league as he continues to work on his game. “We are thrilled about Jordan and what he can bring to the table. He plays with a high octane of passion and has the ability to post as well as hit the outside shot.

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“He is going to give us everything he has on every play and that type of mentality will only make him better as his career progresses at Bethel.” AT LEO HIGH SCHOOL Jordan played for Head Coach Cary Cogdell at Leo High School in Leo, Indiana. In three varsity seasons, the Lions won 34 games and lost 29 with Jordan.

Indiana team by the Fort Wayne News Sentinel. He was OFF THE COURT also named one of the Top 100 seniors in the state. Jordan’s full name is Jordan Kenley Bowerman. He was born on November 7, 1990 in Fort Wayne, Indiana to Mike Jordan led northeast Indiana in scoring and rebounding and Trish Bowerman. He has one brother: Joel, 23. He is his senior season. He is a five time reader’s choice Player majoring in sports management and plans on getting a of the Week by the Fort Wayne News Sentinel. job and moving to a big city “like Chicago.” The three time All-Conference selection was also named INSIDE JORDAN’S HEAD to the Indiana Top 60 list and the Nancy Rehm All-Star First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: Team. • This man is very dedicated to his job Favorite practice drill: In his junior season, Jordan led his team in rebounding. • 3-on-2, 2-on-1 He was named Second-Team All-Conference in the Allen Athlete I imitated as a kid: County Athletic Conference. • Chuck Knoblauch Unique item in locker: WHY JORDAN CHOSE BETHEL • According to Colton, my Jordan shirt collection “I chose Bethel because when I visited for the first time, Why I love the Wackos: the students and teachers were all very welcoming. • They make some pretty awesome shirts Another huge reason was because I have family in town, which makes it a home away from home. I could also see myself getting along with the guys on the basketball team really well.”

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Last season, Jordan helped guide the Lions to a 14-7 EXPECTATIONS FOR CAREER record, including two winning streaks of four or more games. Jordan led his team in scoring and rebounding, “For my career at Bethel, I would obviously like to win averaging 21 points and 10 rebounds per game and four national championships or at least be competing for all four of them. I would also like to win the MCC shooting 61% from the field. title all four years as well. Above all though, building Jordan was named First-Team All-Conference in the relationships with the guys on the team will be the Allen County Athletic Conference and the All-Northeast biggest accomplishment.”

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“I like his passing ability and he reminds me so much like Wes Laidig in his work ethic and his ability to get the basketball off the boards. “Colton has wonderful and supportive parents who have done a great job of raising him. We will enjoy coaching Colton Keel.” AT TRITON HIGH SCHOOL Colton played for Head Coach Jason Groves at Triton High School in Bourbon, Indiana. In three varsity seasons, the Trojans won 63 games and lost 13 with Colton. During Colton’s tenure, the Trojans appeared in back-toback state championship games in ‘08 and ‘09, taking the title over Indianapolis Lutheran in ‘08 and losing to Jac-Cen-Del in ‘09.

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EXPECTATIONS FOR CAREER “My desire is to play to my fullest abilities every time I Colton averaged 15 points and 8 rebounds his senior step onto the court. I hope that I come and make an year, earning All-Conference honors in the Northern impact for this team for the next four years.

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“Colton is a proven winner, he is a great Bethel fit, and he comes from a great program. Coach Groves is doing a wonderful job with the Triton program.

States Conference. He was also named his team’s MVP “Just like Jordan, to be able to compete for four national and led them in rebounding. championships would be a dream come true, as would the opportunity to continue the Pilots’ success in the In his junior year, while teaming up with current Pilot MCC.” Jake Everett, Colton averaged 10 points and 6 rebounds and was named All-Conference in the NSC. Colton also OFF THE COURT led the Trojans in rebounding. Colton’s full name is William Colton Keel. He was born on December 30, 1990 in Warsaw, Indiana to Bill and Kelli During their state championship run, Colton had not one, Keel. He has two sisters: Samantha, 23; and Emily, 19. but two game-winning, buzzer-beating tip-ins: a win He is majoring in social studies education and plans on over Morgan Township in the first round of Regionals; finding a job, getting married, and starting a family. and a win over Lafayette Central Catholic at Semi-State. INSIDE COLTON’S HEAD In his sophomore season, Colton averaged 6 points and First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: 5 rebounds for the varsity Trojans, helping lead Triton to • Why are you shaking my hand now? a 14-8 record. Favorite practice drill: • Stretching out WHY COLTON CHOSE BETHEL Athlete I imitated as a kid: “I chose Bethel because of the players and coaching • Scottie Pippen staff, and the winning tradition at Bethel. Seven national Unique item in locker: championships and ten conference championships is no • My shoes small task. Why I love the Wackos: • They are a dedicated group of spirited individuals who “To be a part of this tradition and to take my place in this have the rare ability to make a lot of noise in the right place history of dominance is a great honor and privilege.” at the right time

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FRESHMAN | FORWARD | BOURBON, IN (TRITON HS) | BIRTHDAY: 12/30/90 | PARENTS: BILL & KELLI HEIGHT: 6-4 | WEIGHT: 195 | SHOE SIZE: 14 | WINGSPAN: 6-7 | STANDING REACH: 8-5 | VERTICAL JUMP: 27”

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FRESHMAN | CENTER | MICHIGAN CITY, IN (HS) | BIRTHDAY: 2/17/91 | PARENTS: REGINA SHELWOOD & ABE HOPKINS HEIGHT: 6-6 | WEIGHT: 200 | SHOE SIZE: 15 | WINGSPAN: 6-11 | STANDING REACH: 8-7 | VERTICAL JUMP: 25”

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member of the Wolves his junior season in 2007-08, but FROM COACH LIGHTFOOT “‘D’ has a great upside here at Bethel. The quality that was sidelined for the year with a dislocated knee. stands out with Darrell is his work ethic. He has the knack WHY DARRELL CHOSE BETHEL of getting his hands on the ball. Despite only playing one year of high school basketball, we see a bright future for “I chose Bethel because of the great basketball team they have and I wanted to be a part of that. Darrell because of his constant desire to improve.

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INSIDE DARRELL’S HEAD First thought when I met Coach Lightfoot: • He is very intense Favorite practice drill: • Three man weave Athlete I imitated as a kid: • Michael Jordan “It will be fun to see how much he improves here “To be back-to-back conference regular season and Unique item in locker: at Bethel. I think he is a sleeper for us and fans and tournament champions speaks volumes to the type of • Don’t have anything unique yet program that Coach Lightfoot runs and the type of players Why I love the Wackos: opponents alike will be surprised.” that I wanted to be my teammates.” • They bring so much energy game in and game out “Both Coach Buscher from Michigan City and I agree that EXPECTATIONS FOR CAREER his best days as a basketball player will come after high school graduation. He will continue to improve his skills “My expectations for my career are to let basketball take me as far as it can. I love playing this game and I and become a complete player for us.” believe that with Coach Lightfoot and staff tutoring me “We are excited to have Darrell. We see some similar throughout my four years here, my hope is to develop into characteristics in his play as we did in William Walker in one of the better players in the conference and make a living out of playing basketball after I graduate. high school.” AT MICHIGAN CITY HIGH SCHOOL Darrell played for Head Coach Bob Buscher at Michigan City High School in Michigan City, Indiana. In one varsity season, the Wolves won 3 games and lost 18 with Darrell, including a double overtime heartbreaker in the sectional opener.

“I will not let Bethel basketball take a step back during my time here. That means competing for four conference championships and four national championships.”

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OFF THE COURT Darrell’s full name is Darrell O’Neal Hopkins. He was born on February 17, 1991 in Chicago, Illinois to Abe Hopkins Last season, Darrell averaged 14 points and 9 rebounds and Regina Shelwood. He has one sister and one brother: for the Wolves. He earned All-Conference honors in Melishea, 21; and Darius, 15. He is majoring in sports the Duneland Athletic Conference. Darrell was also a management and plans on playing basketball for a living.

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BLAKE EVANS FR | F | 6-5 | 210 LaPorte, IN

CALEB HADDEN FR | G | 6-1 | 170 North Liberty, IN

NICK LIVINGSTON FR | F | 6-2 | 165 Saline, MI

KIEFFER MCCARRON FR | G | 6-0 | 165 Altamont, IL

TYRAN MYERS FR | F | 6-2 | 190 South Bend, IN

NATE PRICE FR | F | 6-2 | 195 Niles, MI

JORDAN STANDEFORD FR | F | 6-3 | 180 Monrovia, IN

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2009-10 SCHEDULE DAY OPPONENT Saturday @ St. Francis Tourney Thursday @ Lake Michigan College Monday Siena Heights Thursday @ Indiana Tech Tuesday Grace Monday @ Glen Oaks Thursday @ Davenport Saturday Goshen Thursday @ Trine Thursday Ancilla Monday Indiana Tech Thursday Davenport Monday Trine Tuesday Saint Francis Saturday Grace Monday Manchester Thursday @ Indiana State Prison Saturday @ Goshen Monday @ Wabash Thursday @ Siena Heights Monday @ Manchester Thursday @ Indiana State Prison Saturday @ Saint Francis

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BJ VANDERZWAAG FR | C | 6-7 | 255 Mishawaka, IN

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BETHEL TIP-OFF CLASSIC November 13 & 14 - Mishawaka, IN

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JUDSON UNIVERSITY

MARIAN UNIVERSITY

GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................................Notre Dame, IN Nickname........................................................................Saints Colors...............................................................Maroon & Black Conference.............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DI

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.........................................................................Elgin, IL Nickname.........................................................................Eagles Colors...........................................................Royal Blue & White Conference..............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DII

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.............................................................Indianapolis, IN Nickname.......................................................................Knights Colors...........................................................Marian Blue & Gold Conference................................Mid-Central College Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DII

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach.................................................Steve Baumgartner Record at School / Years............................................1-30 / 1 yr

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach.........................................................Tony Tompkins Record at School / Years...........................................21-11 / 1 yr

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach.............................................................John Grimes Record at School / Years....................................526-377 / 34 yrs

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record.................................................................1-30 Conference Record / Finish..........................................0-0 / N/A Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................21-11 Conference Record / Finish.........................................10-2 / 2nd Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................11-15 Conference Record / Finish.........................................2-14 / 9th Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

Series...............................................................Bethel leads 2-0

Series..............................................................Bethel leads 40-6

Series............................................................Bethel leads 39-29

LAQUINTA INN & SUITES CLASSIC November 20 & 21 - Deerfield, IL

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JUDSON UNIVERSITY

MISSOURI VALLEY COLLEGE

TRINITY INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

GENERAL INFORMATION Location........................................................................Elgin, IL Nickname........................................................................Eagles Colors..........................................................Royal Blue & White Conference.............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation.....................................................................NAIA DII

GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................................Marshall, MO Nickname........................................................................Vikings Colors...............................................................Orange & Purple Conference.......................Heart of America Athletic Conference Affiliation.......................................................................NAIA DI

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..................................................................Deerfield, IL Nickname........................................................................Trojans Colors...........................................................Royal Blue & White Conference..............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DII

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach........................................................Tony Tompkins Record at School / Years..........................................21-11 / 1 yr

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach..............................................................Chad Lance Record at School / Years..........................................52-45 / 3 yrs

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach...............................................................Andy Euler Record at School / Years.............................................6-26 / 1 yr

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record...............................................................21-11 Conference Record / Finish.......................................10-2 / 2nd Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................11-17 Conference Record / Finish.........................................6-14 / 9th Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record..................................................................6-26 Conference Record / Finish...........................................4-8 / 5th Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

Series.............................................................Bethel leads 40-6

Series................................................................Bethel leads 1-0

Series............................................................Bethel leads 25-11

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GATES AUTOMOTIVE CLASSIC December 11 & 12 - Mishawaka, IN

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CONCORDIA (MI) UNIVERSITY

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location..................................................................Whiting, IN Nickname............................................................Crimson Wave Colors................................................................Crimson & Gray Conference.............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation.....................................................................NAIA DII

GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................................Ann Arbor, MI Nickname.....................................................................Cardinals Colors...........................................................Red, White, & Black Conference.....................Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DII

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..........................................................Grand Rapids, MI Nickname......................................................................Cougars Color...........................................................Purple & Vegas Gold Conference.............................................................Independent Affiliation...................................................................NCCAA DII

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach............................................................Ryan Sexson Record at School / Years.........................................25-37 / 2 yrs

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach............................................................Ben Limback Record at School / Years........................................73-110 / 6 yrs

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach................................................................Stan Jesky Record at School / Years........................................................N/A

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record.................................................................7-24 Conference Record / Finish..........................................4-8 / 4th Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................10-21 Conference Record / Finish.........................................2-12 / 8th Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record..................................................................4-28 Conference Record / Finish...................................................N/A Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

Series...............................................................Bethel leads 3-0

Series..............................................................Bethel leads 17-3

Series................................................................Bethel leads 1-0

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location..............................................................Cincinnati, OH Nickname.........................................................................Rams Colors................................................................Purple & White Conference............................................................Independent Affiliation..................................................................NCCAA DII

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach...................................................................Jeff Britt Record at School / Years........................................................N/A

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach.................................................................Paul Peck Record at School / Years........................................169-65 / 7 yrs

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach.............................................................Don Nelson Record at School / Years......................................................N/A

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................14-17 Conference Record / Finish.........................................3-13 / 7th Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking.........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record..................................................................23-9 Conference Record / Finish...........................................8-5 / 3rd Postseason..................................................NAIA DI First Round Final Ranking.......................................................................#22

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record...................................................................N/A Conference Record / Finish..................................................N/A Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

Series.........................................................................Never Met

Series................................................................Bethel leads 1-0

Series...............................................................Bethel leads 1-0

BATTLE AT THE BEACH TOURNAMENT December 29 & 30 - West Palm Beach, FL

CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY

NORTHWOOD (FL) UNIVERSITY

UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...............................................................Cedarville, OH Nickname............................................................Yellow Jackets Colors..............................................................Navy Blue & Gold Conference..................................American Mideast Conference Affiliation...................................................NAIA DII & NCCAA DI

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.....................................................West Palm Beach, FL Nickname...................................................................Seahawks Colors...................................................Navy Blue, Red, & White Conference..................................................The Sun Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DII

GENERAL INFORMATION Location...................................................Windsor, ON, Canada Nickname......................................................................Lancers Colors......................................................................Blue & Gold Conference.....................................Ontario University Athletics Affiliation..................................Canadian Interuniversity Sport

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach................................................................Pat Estepp Record at School / Years.............................................27-4 / 1 yr

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach......................................................Rollie Massimino Record at School / Years..........................................77-23 / 3 yrs

COACH INFORMATION Head Coach..............................................................Chris Oliver Record at School / Years.......................................Not Available

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record..................................................................27-4 Conference Record / Finish..........................................12-1 / 1st Postseason.................................................NAIA DII First Round Final Ranking.........................................................................#2

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record..................................................................27-6 Conference Record / Finish..........................................11-3 / 1st Postseason.............................................NAIA DII Second Round Final Ranking.........................................................................#9

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record...............................................................22-13 Conference Record / Finish........................................15-7 / 4th Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

Series..........................................................Cedarville leads 6-4

Series................................................................Bethel leads 1-0

Series........................................................................Never Met

OTHER NON-CONFERENCE OPPONENTS

December 8 - Notre Dame, IN

January 11 - Mishawaka, IN

November 10 -South Bend & February 11 - Mishawaka

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INDIANA UNIVERSITY SOUTH BEND

GENERAL INFORMATION Location............................................................ Notre Dame, IN Nickname........................................................................ Saints Colors............................................................... Maroon & Black Conference..............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation.......................................................................NAIA DI

GENERAL INFORMATION Location..............................................................Fort Wayne, IN Nickname......................................................................Warriors Colors.................................................................Orange & Black Conference.....................Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DII

GENERAL INFORMATION Location.............................................................South Bend, IN Nickname........................................................................Titans Colors.........................................................Red, Black, & White Conference.............Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation......................................................................NAIA DI

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach.................................................Steve Baumgartner Record at School / Years............................................ 1-30 / 1 yr

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach.............................................................Brad Winton Record at School / Years..............................................0-0 / 0 yrs

BASKETBALL INFORMATION Head Coach...........................................................Dennis Parks Record at School / Years.........................................30-33 / 2 yrs

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................. 1-30 Conference Record / Finish..........................................0-0 / N/A Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record................................................................21-10 Conference Record / Finish...........................................9-5 / 4th Postseason.........................................................................None Final Ranking....................................................................RV (1)

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record...............................................................13-18 Conference Record / Finish.........................................7-3 / 2nd Postseason........................................................................None Final Ranking........................................................................NR

Series...............................................................Bethel leads 2-0

Series..............................................................Bethel leads 17-6

Series.............................................................Bethel leads 51-5

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................................Columbia, KY Nickname...............................................................Blue Raiders Colors.....................................................................Blue & White Conference..............................................Mid-South Conference Affiliation.......................................................................NAIA DI

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GENERAL INFORMATION Location................................................................McKenzie, TN Nickname......................................................................Wildcats Colors.........................................................Vegas Gold & Purple Conference..................................TranSouth Athletic Conference Affiliation.......................................................................NAIA DI

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December 18 & 19 - Columbia, KY

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The Mid-Central College Conference features nine of the premier private colleges and universities and sponsors 14 sports, 7 for men and 7 for women: men’s and women’s soccer; men’s and women’s cross country; men’s and women’s tennis; men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s cross country; men’s golf; baseball; softball; and volleyball.

The MCC was also well-represented with a number of NAIA Scholar Athletes. • St. Francis led all MCC schools with five players on the list with Thomas Meehan, Blaine Sorg, Kreigh Hentrup, Christopher Cagnet, and Nate Bojrab; • Spring Arbor placed four on the list with Rob Boss, Aaron List, Jared List, and Richard Blair; • Bethel placed three on the list with Kory Lantz, Mark Lettinga, and Ryne Lightfoot; The MCC has established itself as the top NAIA DII conference in the nation in men’s • Grace placed two on the list with Kyle Plumlee and David Swanson; basketball, as MCC teams have won 4 of the 18 DII national championships in the • Huntington placed two on the list with Kevin Kyle and Geoff Scheetz; history of the tournament (Grace in 1992; Bethel in 1995, 1997, 1998), and appeared in • Goshen placed one on the list with Bryce Bow; two other championship games (Bethel in 1999, Huntington in 2006). • Indiana Wesleyan placed one on the list with Ian McCulla.

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The MCC boasts an NAIA National Tournament winning percentage of 67.1% (55-27), St. Francis, Bethel, and Grace each earned an NAIA Team Scholar Award last season as by far the best of any conference in the nation, with 25 of those wins coming from the well. The Cougars earned a team GPA of 3.34; the Pilots earned a team GPA of 3.26; and Pilots. the Lancers earned a team GPA of 3.24.

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The MCC has also dominated the NCCAA national tournament, with conference teams WINNING COACHES winning 8 of the 18 national championships during that same time frame (Bethel in The MCC features four programs with head coaches that have won over 500 games 1992, 1993, 2000, 2007; Indiana Wesleyan in 1995, 2008; Spring Arbor in 2005, 2006). at their school. Paul Patterson of Taylor University has 667 career wins in 31 seasons, Mike Lightfoot of Bethel College has 601 career wins in 22 seasons, Jim Kessler of Grace The conference has also been national runners-up four times since 1992 (Grace in 2003, College has 554 career wins in 31 seasons, and John Grimes of Marian has 526 wins in 2007; Bethel in 2005; Spring Arbor in 2008). The NCCAA national championship game 34 seasons. has featured an All-MCC final three times in the past five seasons (2005, 2007, 2008). 2008-09 MCC STANDINGS LAST SEASON MCC Overall GB The MCC again enjoyed success for the 2008-09 season, featuring six teams with #2 Bethel 13-3 .813 33-4 .892 -winning records, five of them winning 20 or more games on the season. #6 Indiana Wesleyan 13-3 .813 29-7 .806 -#20 Grace 11-5 .688 22-11 .667 2.0 The MCC placed three teams into postseason play, with Bethel, Grace, and Indiana RV St. Francis 9-7 .563 17-14 .548 4.0 Wesleyan all making the NAIA national tournament. Three of the Elite Eight teams in Spring Arbor 8-8 .500 21-11 .656 5.0 the NAIA national tournament were representing the MCC. Huntington 8-8 .500 20-12 .625 5.0 Goshen 5-11 .313 15-16 .484 8.0 Grace and Indiana Wesleyan both made it to the Elite Eight before seeing their Taylor 3-13 .188 11-20 .355 10.0 seasons end, while Bethel made it to the Final Four before bowing out. The conference Marian 2-14 .125 11-15 .423 11.0 accumulated a national tournament record of 7-3 (.700) in 2009.

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INDIVIDUAL PLAYER HONORS A number of MCC players were recognized nationally for their efforts last season. William Walker (Bethel) earned National Player of the Year honors, as well as 1st-Team All-American honors. Walker was joined on the All-American 1st-Team by Eric Gaff (Grace).

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DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis (St. Francis) earned 2nd-Team All-American honors, while Antonio Murrell (Indiana Wesleyan) earned 3rd-Team All-American honors. Zach Coverstone (Indiana Wesleyan), Ryne Lightfoot (Bethel), and Errick McCollum (Goshen) each earned Honorable Mention All-American honors. Also, Walker, Gaff, and Murrell all earned NAIA All-Tournament Team honors. Additionally, the MCC was well-represented on the weekly NAIA National Player of the Week list, with Sawyer-Davis, Gaff, and McCollum garnering back-to-back-to-back honors on 1/27, 2/3, and 2/10, respectively.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR William Walker SR | F | Bethel

COACH OF THE YEAR Jim Kessler Grace

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NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Landon Adler SR | F | Indiana Wesleyan

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ERRICK MCCOLLUM JR | G | Goshen

ANTONIO MURRELL SR | G | Indiana Wesleyan

DEJOVAUN SAWYER-DAVIS SO | F | St. Francis

WILLIAM WALKER SR | F | Bethel

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ERIC GAFF SR | C | Grace

ROB BOSS JR | F | Spring Arbor

ZACH COVERSTONE JR | F | Indiana Wesleyan

RYNE LIGHTFOOT JR | G | Bethel

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TYLER SHIVELY SO | G | Huntington

DERRICK TROYER FR | G | Indiana Wesleyan

JAMESON WHEELER FR | G | Marian

DAVID SWANSON JR | F | Grace

JAMESON WHEELER FR | G | Marian

MICHAEL WIENHORST SR | G | Grace

NATE BOJRAB SR | G | St. Francis TYLER BROWN JR | F | Bethel KEVIN KYLE JR | F | Huntington

LANDON ADLER SR | F | Indiana Wesleyan DEREK JOHNSON FR | C | Grace FERDINAND MORALES-SOTO SO | F | St. Francis

MATT EDMONDS SO | F | St. Francis ANTHONY FURLIN JR | G | Marian KORY LANTZ SR | G | Bethel

JORDAN TUCKER SO | G | Marian

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GENERAL INFORMATION Founded..................................................................................................................1894 Location.........................................................................................................Goshen, IN Nickname.....................................................................................................Maple Leafs Colors......................................................................................................Purple & White Enrollment.............................................................................................................1,000 President...........................................................................................Dr. Jim Brenneman Athletic Director...........................................................................................Tim Demant Affiliation...........................................................................................................NAIA DII Arena....................................................................Roman Gingerich Recreational Center COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach...................................................................................................Gary Chupp Record at Goshen / Years..............................................................................34-28 / 2 yrs Assistant Coaches..........................................................................................Neal Young Bryce Bow

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TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record.....................................................................................................15-16 MCC Record / Finish.........................................................................................5-11 / 7th Postseason..............................................................................................................None Final Ranking..............................................................................................................NR Starters R / L.............................................................................................................4 / 1 Letterwinners R / L...................................................................................................9 / 2

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MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director........................................................................Josh Gleason Phone........................................................................................................574.535.7497 Fax.............................................................................................................574.535.7531 Website.....................................................................................http://www.goleafs.net Mailing Address.....................................................................................1700 S. Main St. Goshen, IN 46526

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SERIES INFORMATION Series.................................................................................................Bethel leads 68-25 Last Bethel Win..................................................................91-59 (1/31/09, Mishawaka) Last Goshen Win..................................................................80-75 (1/3/06, Mishawaka) NO. PLAYER Current Series Streak.....................................................................................Bethel W-7 3 Errick McCollum II 11 Jeremy Pope LAST THREE SEASONS 15 Nate West Jr DATE W / L OPPONENT SCORE 21 Carl Steen 1/31/09 W Goshen..............................................................................91-59 30 Nate Manning 12/6/08 W @ Goshen..........................................................................88-64 44 Shawn Martz 2/9/08 W Goshen..............................................................................86-73 50 Taylor Ten Harmsel 1/9/08 W @ Goshen..........................................................................66-54 Daniel Butler II 2/3/07 W @ Goshen..........................................................................71-65 Simon Szablicki 1/3/07 W Goshen..............................................................................78-66 Casey Pratt Kyle Davis 2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS Austin Hefley Saturday, December 5th @ Bethel, 3:00 pm Tim Kidder Saturday, January 30th @ Goshen, 3:00 pm Octavio Parral Cody Henson Hayden Putt Ross Green

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2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT @ IUSB Maple City Hoop Fest Maple City Hoop Fest Davenport @ Walsh @ Malone @ Sodexo Classic @ Sodexo Classic @ Indiana Wesleyan * @ Indiana Tech @ Bethel * @ Siena Heights St. Xavier @ Cornerstone @ Bluffton Holiday Tournament @ Bluffton Holiday Tournament Grace * @ St. Francis * Huntington * Taylor * @ Marian * @ Spring Arbor * Indiana Wesleyan * Bethel * @ Grace * St. Francis * @ Huntington * @ Taylor * Marian * Spring Arbor *

TIME 8:00 8:00 TBA 8:00 TBA 2:00 TBA TBA 7:00 3:00 3:00 7:30 7:00 7:00 TBA TBA 7:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00

* marks MCC game 2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT SR G 6-1 JR G 5-9 SR F 6-4 JR F 6-4 SO F 6-4 SR F 6-6 JR C 6-7 JR F 6-6 JR G 6-3 FR G 5-10 FR G 5-10 FR F 6-6 FR G 6-0 FR G 6-1 FR C 6-9 FR F 6-7 FR G 6-0

HOMETOWN Canton, OH Westerville, OH Canton, OH South Bend, IN Middleville, MI Garrett, IN Zeeland, MI Milwaukee, WI Warrandyte, Australia Kalamazoo, MI Portage, MI Angola, IN Garrett, IN San Antonio, TX South Bend, IN Wolcottville, IN Lebanon, OH


SERIES INFORMATION Series..................................................................................................Bethel leads 59-56 Last Bethel Win...................................................................81-61 (1/24/09, Mishawaka) Last Grace Win..................................................................82-76 (2/21/07, Winona Lake) Current Series Streak......................................................................................Bethel W-6 LAST THREE SEASONS OPPONENT SCORE Grace.................................................................................81-61 @ Grace.............................................................................93-87 Grace (MCC Tournament)...................................................73-46 Grace.................................................................................87-76 @ Grace.............................................................................66-65 Grace (NCCAA Tournament)...............................................90-81 @ Grace (MCC Tournament)...............................................76-82 @ Grace.............................................................................73-71 Grace.................................................................................82-86 2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS Tuesday, November 24th @ Bethel, 7:00 pm Saturday, January 23th @ Grace, 3:00 pm

PLAYER Lee Ross Daniel Goins Taylor Long David Henry Jacob Peattie Elliot Smith Kyle Plumlee Dayton Merrell Nich Achille Benjamin Euler David Swanson Stephen Kaufman Jay Hinkel Tannan Peters Nathan VanDuyne Josh Arnold Jordan Hoffman Duke Johnson

2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT FR G 5-9 FR G 5-9 FR G 5-8 JR G 5-11 JR G 6-3 FR G 6-0 SR G 6-0 SO F 6-4 FR F 6-3 SO G 6-2 SR F 6-6 JR F 6-3 FR G 6-2 FR F 6-6 FR G 6-3 SO F 6-4 FR F 6-6 SO C 6-11

HOMETOWN South Bend, IN Cincinnati, OH Warsaw, IN Brownsburg, IN Logansport, IN Middlebury, IN Plymouth, IN Fort Wayne, IN South Bend, IN Chicago, IL Warsaw, OH Ashland, OH Lawton, MI Huntington, IN Wabash, IN Fishers, IN Middlebury, IN Elkhart, IN

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DATE W / L 1/24/09 W 11/25/08 W 3/4/08 W 2/20/08 W 1/19/08 W 3/17/07 W 2/21/07 L 2/13/07 W 1/13/07 L

NO. 3 5 12 20 21 22 23 24 25 32 34 40 41 42 44 45 50 52

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COACHING-STAFF

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director........................................................................Josh Newhart Phone.........................................................................................................574.372.5100 Fax..............................................................................................................574.372.5134 Website.........................................................................http://www.grace.edu/athletics Mailing Address.................................................................................200 Seminary Drive  Winona Lake, IN 46590

2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT TIME Ohio University - Eastern 3:00 @ Indiana Tech 7:00 @ St. Ambrose Classic 5:30 @ St. Ambrose Classic 3:00 @ Manchester Tournament TBA @ Manchester Tournament TBA @ Bethel * 7:00 Marian * 7:00 Huntington * 3:00 @ IUSB 7:00 Optimist KCCCF Tournament TBA Optimist KCCCF Tournament TBA @ McKinley Grand-Malone Tournament TBA @ McKinley Grand-Malone Tournament TBA @ Rocky Mountain Tournament 6:00 @ Rocky Mountain Tournament 8:00 @ Goshen * 3:00 @ Taylor * 7:00 Spring Arbor * 3:00 @ St. Francis * 7:00 @ Indiana Wesleyan * 3:00 Bethel * 3:00 @ Marian 7:00 @ Huntington 3:00 Goshen * 7:00 Taylor * 3:00 @ Spring Arbor * 7:00 St. Francis * 3:00 Indiana Wesleyan * 7:00

PLAYERS

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record......................................................................................................22-11 MCC Record / Finish..........................................................................................11-5 / 3rd Postseason...............................................................................................NAIA Elite Eight Final Ranking.............................................................................................................#20 Starters R / L..............................................................................................................3 / 2 Letterwinners R / L....................................................................................................9 / 2

DAY Saturday Tuesday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Friday Saturday Friday Saturday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday

OPPONENTS

COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach.....................................................................................................Jim Kessler Record at Grace / Years............................................................................554-437 / 31 yrs Assistant Coaches........................................................................................Don Zawlocki  Jarrod Lovette  Jon Yeh

DATE Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16

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GENERAL INFORMATION Founded...................................................................................................................1948 Location..................................................................................................Winona Lake, IN Nickname.............................................................................................................Lancers Colors............................................................................................................Red & White Enrollment..............................................................................................................1,300 President..........................................................................................Dr. Ronald Manahan Athletic Director...........................................................................................Chad Briscoe Affiliation............................................................................................................NAIA DII  NCAA DI Arena.....................................................................................Orthopaedic Capital Center

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HUNTINGTON -----INTRODUCTION A-HISTORY-OF-VICTORY

GENERAL INFORMATION Founded..................................................................................................................1897 Location...................................................................................................Huntington, IN Nickname..........................................................................................................Foresters Colors.............................................................................................Forest Green & White Enrollment.............................................................................................................1,200 President..........................................................................................Dr. G. Blair Dowden Athletic Director..............................................................................................Lori Culler Affiliation...........................................................................................................NAIA DII Arena...................................................................................................Merillat Complex COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach..........................................................................................................Ty Platt Record at Huntington / Years.........................................................................20-12 / 1 yr Assistant Coaches..........................................................................................Mark Green  Chase Verba

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TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record.....................................................................................................20-12 MCC Record / Finish...........................................................................................8-8 / 6th Postseason..............................................................................................................None Final Ranking..............................................................................................................NR Starters R / L.............................................................................................................4 / 1 Letterwinners R / L...................................................................................................8 / 2

COACHING-STAFF

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director.......................................................................Joanne Green Phone........................................................................................................260.359.4213 Fax.............................................................................................................260.359.4295 Website..............................................................................http://huntingtonhoops.net Mailing Address..............................................................................2303 College Avenue  Huntington, IN 46750

DATE Nov. 4 Nov. 7 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Dec. 12 Dec. 19 Dec. 21 Dec. 29 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 20

DAY Wednesday Saturday Friday Saturday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Saturday Monday Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday

PLAYERS OPPONENTS TRADITION

SERIES INFORMATION Series.................................................................................................Bethel leads 51-39 Last Bethel Win....................................................................78-68 (1/6/09, Mishawaka) Last Huntington Win.........................................................101-95 (2/7/09, Huntington) NO. PLAYER Current Series Streak.............................................................................Huntington W-1 3 Kellen Zawadzki 4 Tyler Shively LAST THREE SEASONS 10 Chris Kent DATE W / L OPPONENT SCORE 12 Colin Featherston 2/7/09 L @ Huntington..................................................................95-101 21 Alex Nafziger 1/6/09 W Huntington........................................................................78-68 23 Luke Smith 2/2/08 L @ Huntington....................................................................72-73 30 Neil Stoffel 1/2/08 W Huntington........................................................................74-67 32 Kyle Johnson 1/27/07 L Huntington........................................................................72-83 33 Kevin Kyle 12/2/06 L @ Huntington....................................................................85-93 34 Nate Jennings 40 Bobby Jolliff 2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS 45 Caleb Kennedy Thursday, January 7th @ Huntington, 7:00 pm Saturday, February 6th @ Bethel, 3:00 pm

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2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT Indiana Tech @ Madonna Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament Ness Bros. Hall of Fame Tournament @ Holy Cross @ Northwestern Ohio St. Francis (IL) Kuyper @ St. Xavier (IL) @ Taylor * @ Grace * IU Northwest @ Cedarville @ Webber International @ Warner @ Shawnee State Indiana Wesleyan * Bethel * @ Goshen * Spring Arbor * @ St. Francis * Marian * Taylor * Grace * @ Indiana Wesleyan * @ Bethel * Goshen * @ Spring Arbor * St. Francis * @ Marian *

TIME 7:00 5:30 TBA TBA 7:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 3:00 4:00 8:00 7:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00

* marks MCC game 2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT JR G 6-3 JR G 6-1 FR G 5-10 FR G 5-11 JR F 6-5 SR G 6-4 SR F 6-6 SR G 6-1 SR F 6-7 FR F 6-5 JR C 6-8 SO F 6-6

HOMETOWN Tipp City, OH Columbia City, OH Angola, IN Huntington, IN Wauseon, OH Rochester, IN Huntington, IN Greenwood, IN Crawfordsville, IN Muncie, IN Hartsville, IN Charlottesville, IN


SERIES INFORMATION Series..................................................................................................Bethel leads 62-22 Last Bethel Win.....................................................................74-70 (3/3/09, Mishawaka) Last Indiana Wesleyan Win...................................................79-76 (2/6/07, Mishawaka) Current Series Streak......................................................................................Bethel W-5 W / L W W W W W L L

LAST THREE SEASONS OPPONENT Indiana Wesleyan (MCC Tournament) @ Indiana Wesleyan Indiana Wesleyan @ Indiana Wesleyan Indiana Wesleyan Indiana Wesleyan @ Indiana Wesleyan

SCORE 74-70 76-70 84-81 89-82 80-65 76-79 58-93

PLAYER George Jones IV David Peters Ryan Hetrick Taylor Schoen Derrick Troyer Josh Williams Aaron Martin Spencer Harris Patrick Hopkins Will Hubertz Zach Arington Zach Coverstone Sebastian Weber

* marks MCC game 2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT FR G 6-3 SO G 5-10 SR G 6-3 FR F 6-4 SO G 5-10 SR F 6-4 FR G 6-5 SR G 5-11 FR F 6-7 JR F 6-6 FR F 6-8 SR F 6-9 JR C 6-10

HOMETOWN South Bend, IN Cedar Falls, IA Fort Wayne, IN Oxford, IN Goshen, IN Statesboro, GA Rossville, IN Bluffton, IN Kokomo, IN Lafayette, IN Cincinnati, OH Columbia City, IN Loudonville, OH

2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS Tuesday, December 1st @ Indiana Wesleyan, 7:00 pm Tuesday, January 26th @ Bethel, 7:00 pm

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DATE 3/3/09 1/27/09 12/2/08 2/13/08 1/12/08 2/6/07 1/6/07

NO. 3 10 11 12 23 24 30 32 33 34 42 44 50

TIME 8:00 1:00 7:00 6:00 1:00 8:00 4:00 7:00 7:00 9:00 2:00 7:00 3:00 TBA TBA 7:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00

COACHING-STAFF

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director.........................................................................Kyle Schmidt Phone.........................................................................................................765.677.1938 Fax..............................................................................................................765.677.2328 Website...........................................................................http://www.iwuwildcats.com/ Mailing Address............................................................................4201 S. Washington St.  Marion, IN 46953

2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT @ Purdue Calumet @ East-West @ Marygrove MCC/WHAC Challenge MCC/WHAC Challenge Indiana Tech @ Malone Goshen * Bethel * @ St. Xavier (IL) Tournament @ St. Xavier (IL) Tournament Northwestern Ohio Trinity International @ Notre Dame (OH) Tournament @ Notre Dame (OH) Tournament @ Huntington * @ Spring Arbor * St. Francis * @ Marian * Grace * Taylor * @ Goshen * @ Bethel * Marygrove Huntington * Spring Arbor * @ St. Francis * Marian * @ Grace * @ Taylor *

PLAYERS

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record........................................................................................................29-7 MCC Record / Finish.........................................................................................13-3 / 2nd Postseason...............................................................................................NAIA Elite Eight Final Ranking...............................................................................................................#6 Starters R / L..............................................................................................................2 / 3 Letterwinners R / L....................................................................................................9 / 4

DAY Friday Saturday Tuesday Friday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday

OPPONENTS

COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach..................................................................................................Greg Tonagel Record at Indiana Wesleyan / Years...............................................................99-37 / 4 yrs Assistant Coaches...............................................................................................Jeff Clark  Fred Hodson  Aaron Butcher  David Dimmich

DATE Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 17 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 4 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Dec. 12 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 20

TRADITION

GENERAL INFORMATION Founded...................................................................................................................1920 Location...........................................................................................................Marion, IN Nickname...........................................................................................................Wildcats Colors..................................................................................................Red, Gray, & White Enrollment..............................................................................................................3,200 President.................................................................................................Dr. Henry Smith Athletic Director......................................................................................Mark DeMichael Affiliation............................................................................................................NAIA DII  NCCAA DI Arena..........................................................................................................Luckey Arena

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MARIAN -----INTRODUCTION A-HISTORY-OF-VICTORY

GENERAL INFORMATION Founded..................................................................................................................1936 Location..................................................................................................Indianapolis, IN Nickname............................................................................................................Knights Colors................................................................................................Marian Blue & Gold Enrollment.............................................................................................................2,300 President................................................................................................Daniel J. Elsener Athletic Director..............................................................................................Joe Haklin Affiliation...........................................................................................................NAIA DII Arena......................................................................................Physical Education Center COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach..................................................................................................John Grimes Record at Marian / Years........................................................................526-377 / 34 yrs Assistant Coaches......................................................................................Scott Fleming  Greg Mingus  Jesse McClung

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TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record.....................................................................................................11-15 MCC Record / Finish.........................................................................................2-14 / 9th Postseason..............................................................................................................None Final Ranking..............................................................................................................NR Starters R / L.............................................................................................................4 / 1 Letterwinners R / L.................................................................................................11 / 3

COACHING-STAFF

DATE Nov. 8 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 17 Nov. 20 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 12 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 20

DAY Sunday Friday Saturday Tuesday Friday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Saturday Friday Saturday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Friday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director.....................................................................Geoff Sherman Phone........................................................................................................317.955.6125 Fax.............................................................................................................317.955.6121 Website..............................................................................http://www.muknights.com Mailing Address...........................................................................3200 Cold Spring Road  Indianapolis, IN 46222

PLAYERS

SERIES INFORMATION Series.................................................................................................Bethel leads 39-29 Last Bethel Win..................................................................78-74 (2/10/09, Mishawaka) Last Marian Win..............................................................81-74 (11/28/06, Indianapolis) Current Series Streak.....................................................................................Bethel W-5

OPPONENTS

DATE W / L 2/10/09 W 1/10/09 W 1/30/08 W 12/4/07 W 1/23/07 W 11/28/06 L

LAST THREE SEASONS OPPONENT SCORE Marian...............................................................................78-74 @ Marian...........................................................................85-82 @ Marian...........................................................................80-60 Marian...............................................................................76-62 Marian...............................................................................84-56 @ Marian...........................................................................74-81

TRADITION

2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS Saturday, January 9th @ Bethel, 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 9th @ Marian, 7:00 pm

NO. 10 11 12 14 20 24 30 31 34 44 54

PLAYER Tyler Kleinschmidt Jameson Wheeler Alex Sylvester J.R. Howell Anthony Furlin Curtis Clem Brandon Malone Matt Allee Jordan Tucker Gabriel Cotton Heath Chamberlain Donnie Abrams Michael Barton Matt Dickerson Mac Fiely Nick Hartley Jared Hawkins E.J. Peterson

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2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT Iowa (Exh.) Bethel Tip-Off Classic Bethel Tip-Off Classic Wabash Elmendorf Memorial Tournament Elmendorf Memorial Tournament Spring Arbor * @ Kuyper @ Grace * St. Francis * @ Austin Peay State Marian University Holiday Tourney Marian University Holiday Tourney @ Wittenberg Tournament @ Wittenburg Tournament @ Taylor * @ Bethel * Indiana Wesleyan * Goshen * @ Huntington * @ Spring Arbor * Grace * @ St. Francis * Taylor * Kuyper Bethel * @ Indiana Wesleyan * @ Goshen * Huntington *

TIME TBA TBA TBA 7:00 TBA TBA 7:00 TBA 7:00 3:00 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 TBA 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00

* marks MCC game 2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT JR G 6-1 SO G 5-10 SO G 6-2 SR G 5-10 JR G 6-1 SO F 6-5 JR G 6-1 JR F 6-4 JR G 6-3 JR F 6-6 SR F 6-7 FR F 6-7 FR C 6-10 FR F 6-7 FR F 6-6 FR F 6-8 FR G 6-0 FR F 6-4

HOMETOWN Indianapolis, IN Plainfield, IN Indianapolis, IN Lapel, IN Fishers, IN Beech Grove, IN Indianapolis, IN Greenwood, IN Kirklin, IN Fishers, IN Brazil, IN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Evansville, IN Greenville, OH Arcadia, IN Greenwood, IN Indianapolis, IN


HOMETOWN Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Goshen, IN Fort Wayne, IN Caguas, Puerto Rico Fort Wayne, IN Gary, IN Fort Wayne, IN Alexandria, IN Fort Wayne, IN Chesterton, IN Kendallville, IN Antwerp, OH Kendallville, IN Anderson, IN Wawaka, IN Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne, IN Huntington, IN Fort Wayne, IN Fort Wayne, IN

ST. FRANCIS 2009-10 BETHEL COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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SERIES INFORMATION * marks MCC game Series..................................................................................................Bethel leads 41-31 Last Bethel Win...................................................................74-73 (2/21/09, Mishawaka) 2009-10 ROSTER Last St. Francis Win..............................................................93-88 (1/20/09, Fort Wayne) NO. PLAYER YR POS HT Current Series Streak......................................................................................Bethel W-1 1 Vinnie Jackson SO G 6-2 3 Qadr Owens SO G 6-1 LAST THREE SEASONS 4 Ethan Hussey FR F 6-3 DATE W / L OPPONENT SCORE 10 Joey Kosairek FR G 6-4 2/21/09 W St. Francis..........................................................................74-73 11 Ferdinand Morales-Soto JR F 6-4 1/20/09 L @ St. Francis......................................................................88-93 12 Isaac Campbell SO G 5-11 2/27/08 W St. Francis (MCC Tournament)............................................84-77 14 LaRon Bryant SO G 5-8 2/16/08 W @ St. Francis......................................................................83-68 15 Brett Rahrer JR G 5-11 1/16/08 W St. Francis..........................................................................97-76 20 Austin Leisure JR G 5-9 2/10/07 L St. Francis..........................................................................88-99 21 Adam Cagnet JR F 6-3 1/9/07 W @ St. Francis......................................................................70-63 22 Daniel Palombizio JR F 6-6 23 Robbie Franklin FR F 6-2 2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS 25 Boston Hormann SO G 6-3 Tuesday, January 19th @ Bethel, 7:00 pm 30 Kevin Bloom FR G 6-3 Saturday, February 20th @ St. Francis, 3:00 pm 31 DeJovaun Sawyer-Davis JR F 6-5 32 Matt Edmonds JR F 6-5 34 Tyler Hoyle JR F 6-4 40 Kevin Dawson SO F 6-5 41 Thomas Meehan SR F 6-1 42 Jacob Kuhn FR F 6-4 44 Brad Sneary FR F 6-6

TIME 8:00 TBA 7:30 3:00 7:00 7:00 TBA TBA 7:00 3:00 7:00 7:00 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 3:00 7:00 3:00 7:00 3:00

PLAYERS

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director................................................................................Bill Scott Phone.........................................................................................................260.434.7433 Fax..............................................................................................................260.434.7441 Website..................................................................http://www.saintfranciscougars.com Mailing Address..................................................................................2701 Spring Street  Fort Wayne, IN 46808

2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT FWO Tip-Off Tournament FWO Tip-Off Tournament @ IU Southeast Indiana Tech @ Cornerstone Taylor * @ Mid-South Conference Challenge @ Mid-South Conference Challenge @ Spring Arbor * @ Marian * Aquinas Walsh @ Saint Xavier Tournament @ Saint Xavier Tournament @ Saint Xavier Tournament @ Saint Thomas (FL) Holiday Classic @ Saint Thomas (FL) Holiday Classic Goshen * @ Indiana Wesleyan * Grace * Huntington * @ Bethel * @ Taylor * Spring Arbor * Marian * @ Goshen * Indiana Wesleyan * @ Grace * @ Huntington * Bethel *

OPPONENTS

TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record......................................................................................................17-14 MCC Record / Finish............................................................................................9-7 / 4th Postseason...............................................................................................................None Final Ranking..........................................................................................................RV (1) Starters R / L.............................................................................................................3 / 2 Letterwinners R / L....................................................................................................7 / 3

DAY Friday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Tuesday Friday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Monday Thursday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday

TRADITION

COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach.................................................................................................Jeff Rekeweg Record at St. Francis / Years.....................................................................237-188 / 13 yrs Assistant Coaches........................................................................................Chad LaCross  Gay Martin

DATE Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 10 Nov. 14 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Nov. 27 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 14 Dec. 17 Dec. 21 Dec. 22 Dec. 23 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 20

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GENERAL INFORMATION Founded...................................................................................................................1890 Location....................................................................................................Fort Wayne, IN Nickname............................................................................................................Cougars Colors.................................................................................................Royal Blue & White Enrollment..............................................................................................................1,700 President.................................................................................................Sr. M. Elise Kriss Athletic Director...........................................................................................Mark A. Pope Affiliation............................................................................................................NAIA DII Arena............................................................................................Hutzell Athletic Center

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SPRING ARBOR -----INTRODUCTION A-HISTORY-OF-VICTORY

GENERAL INFORMATION Founded..................................................................................................................1873 Location.................................................................................................Spring Arbor, MI Nickname...........................................................................................................Cougars Colors........................................................................................................Blue & Yellow Enrollment.............................................................................................................1,700 President..........................................................................................Dr. Charles H. Webb Athletic Director.....................................................................................Sam Riggleman Affiliation...........................................................................................................NAIA DII  NCCAA DI Arena..............................................................................................Dunckel Gymnasium COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach..........................................................................................Ryan Cottingham Record at Spring Arbor / Years........................................................................n/a / 11 yrs Assistant Coaches........................................................................................Brian Snyder  Brian Woodhurst

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TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record.....................................................................................................21-11 MCC Record / Finish...........................................................................................8-8 / 5th Postseason..............................................................................................................None Final Ranking..............................................................................................................NR Starters R / L.............................................................................................................2 / 3 Letterwinners R / L.................................................................................................10 / 3

COACHING-STAFF

MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director............................................................................Jason Crist Phone........................................................................................................517.750.6510 Fax.............................................................................................................517.750.2745 Website.............................................................http://www.arbor.edu/ath_home.aspx Mailing Address..................................................................................106 E. Main Street  Spring Arbor, MI 49283

DATE Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 14 Nov. 20 Nov. 24 Dec. 1 Dec. 5 Dec. 8 Dec. 12 Dec. 15 Dec. 19 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Jan. 5 Jan. 7 Jan. 9 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 9 Feb. 13 Feb. 20

DAY Friday Saturday Wednesday Tuesday Friday Saturday Friday Tuesday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Tuesday Saturday Saturday

PLAYERS OPPONENTS

SERIES INFORMATION Series.......................................................................................Spring Arbor leads 33-22 Last Bethel Win..................................................................76-64 (2/28/09, Mishawaka) NO. PLAYER Last Spring Arbor Win........................................................66-65 (1/3/09, Spring Arbor) 3 Jake Wild Current Series Streak.....................................................................................Bethel W-2 5 Chris Bellamy 10 Richard Blair LAST THREE SEASONS 11 Matt Van Pelt DATE W / L OPPONENT SCORE 12 DJ Baisden 2/28/09 W Spring Arbor (MCC Tournament)........................................76-64 21 Matt Carden 2/3/09 W Spring Arbor......................................................................77-71 22 Jared List 1/3/09 L @ Spring Arbor..................................................................65-66 23 Rob Boss 2/23/08 L @ Spring Arbor..................................................................70-81 24 Aaron List 1/23/08 W Spring Arbor......................................................................82-79 30 Louis Klein 2/17/07 L Spring Arbor......................................................................92-98 40 Willie Pickvet 1/16/07 L @ Spring Arbor..................................................................69-72 42 Matt Howe

TRADITION

2009-10 SERIES MEETINGS Tuesday, January 5th @ Bethel, 7:00 pm Tuesday, February 2nd @ Spring Arbor, 7:00 pm

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2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT TIME Jamieson-Allen Agency Tip-Off Tourn. TBA Jamieson-Allen Agency Tip-Off Tourn. TBA Concordia (MI) 7:00 @ Siena Heights 7:30 MCC/WHAC Challenge TBA MCC/WHAC Challenge TBA @ Ohio Dominican 7:30 @ Marian * 7:00 St. Francis * 7:00 Taylor * 3:00 Kuyper 7:00 @ Olivet 3:00 Albion 7:00 @ Hope 7:30 @ Warner Southern Tournament 5:00 @ Warner Southern Tournament TBA @ Bethel * 7:00 Indiana Wesleyan * 7:00 @ Grace * 3:00 @ Huntington * 7:00 Marygrove 3:00 Goshen * 7:00 Marian * 3:00 @ St. Francis * 7:00 @ Taylor * 3:00 Bethel * 7:00 @ Indiana Wesleyan * 3:00 Grace * 7:00 Huntington * 3:00 @ Goshen * 3:00 * marks MCC game 2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT FR F 6-4 FR G 6-2 SR G 6-1 FR G 5-9 JR G 5-11 FR F 6-6 SR F 6-4 SR F 6-7 SR F 6-5 SO F 6-6 JR F 6-7 FR F 6-8

HOMETOWN Horton, MI Novi, MI Pellston, MI Rockford, MI Munith, MI Clinton Township, MI Frankenmuth, MI Brighton, MI Frankenmuth, MI Plainwell, MI Pinconning, MI Richland, MI


* marks MCC game 2009-10 ROSTER YR POS HT SO G 6-2 FR G 6-0 FR G 6-2 SR G 6-2 FR F 6-7 JR G 6-4 SO C 6-9 JR F 6-4 FR F 6-9 SR F 6-5 FR G 5-10

HOMETOWN Crown Point, IN Indianapolis, IN Chesterton, IN Fort Wayne, IN Markle, IN New Castle, IN Crown Point, IN Flat Woods, KY Valparaiso, IN Fort Wayne, IN Tipton, IN

A-HISTORY-OF-VICTORY TRADITION

SERIES INFORMATION Series..................................................................................................Bethel leads 24-21 Last Bethel Win...................................................................73-53 (2/25/09, Mishawaka) NO. PLAYER Last Taylor Win....................................................................74-70 (1/26/08, Mishawaka) 13 Kyle Hanaway Current Series Streak......................................................................................Bethel W-4 15 Casey Coons 21 Tommy Peller LAST THREE SEASONS 23 Austin Thoms DATE W / L OPPONENT SCORE 25 Brock Woodward 2/25/09 W Taylor (MCC Tournament)..................................................73-53 31 Drew Tower 2/17/09 W @ Taylor.............................................................................63-55 33 Jake Burkholder 1/17/09 W Taylor.................................................................................62-46 35 Scott Gill 3/1/08 W Taylor (MCC Tournament)..................................................67-57 41 Nate Kaspar 1/26/08 L Taylor.................................................................................70-74 43 Justin Goeglein 12/1/07 L @ Taylor.............................................................................57-58 45 Jake Hoffman 1/20/07 L @ Taylor.............................................................................65-77 11/21/06 W Taylor.................................................................................85-81

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MEDIA INFORMATION Sports Information Director..............................................................................Eric Smith Phone.........................................................................................................765.998.4569 Fax..............................................................................................................765.998.4920 Website.......................................................................http://www.taylor.edu/athletics/ Mailing Address..............................................................................236 West Reade Road  Upland, IN 46989

2009-10 SCHEDULE OPPONENT Miami University Hamilton Holy Cross @ Rio Grande Tournament @ Rio Grande Tournament Andrews University @ Indiana Tech @ St. Francis * Purdue Calumet Huntington * @ Spring Arbor * Ivanhoe Classic Ivanhoe Classic @ Cedarville Ohio State Marion @ Cincinnati Christian @ Gannon University Tournament @ Gannon University Tournament Marian * Grace * @ Goshen * Bethel * @ Indiana Wesleyan * St. Francis * @ Huntington * Spring Arbor * @ Marian * @ Grace * Goshen * @ Bethel * Indiana Wesleyan *

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TEAM INFORMATION 2008-09 Record......................................................................................................11-20 MCC Record / Finish..........................................................................................3-13 / 8th Postseason...............................................................................................................None Final Ranking...............................................................................................................NR Starters R / L..............................................................................................................2 / 3 Letterwinners R / L..................................................................................................10 / 3

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COACHING INFORMATION Head Coach................................................................................................Paul Patterson Record at Taylor / Years...........................................................................667-317 / 31 yrs Assistant Coaches.............................................................................................Chad Tapp  Eric Foister  Bret Burchard

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GENERAL INFORMATION Founded...................................................................................................................1849 Location...........................................................................................................Upland, IN Nickname..............................................................................................................Trojans Colors..........................................................................................................Purple & Gold Enrollment..............................................................................................................1,800 President......................................................................................Dr. Eugene B. Habecker Athletic Director................................................................................Dr. Angie Fincannon Affiliation............................................................................................................NAIA DII Arena....................................................................................................Odle Gymnasium

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Adrian.................................................1-0 Alma...................................................5-0 Ancilla.................................................2-0 Anderson............................................1-4 Andrews.............................................4-0 Aquinas...............................................3-1 Asbury................................................4-1 Asuza Pacific.......................................0-2 Aurora.................................................0-1 Baptist Bible.......................................1-0 Barat.................................................17-4 Bellevue..............................................1-1 Bethany Lutheran...............................2-0 Bethel (MN)........................................1-0 Biola...................................................0-1 Black Hills State..................................1-0 Blackburn...........................................1-0 Bluffton..............................................3-0 Briar Cliff.............................................1-0 Bryan..................................................5-2 Buena Vista.........................................1-0 Calumet College..................................3-0 Cedarville............................................4-6 Central Bible.......................................2-0 Cincinnati Bible...................................2-0 Cincinnati Clermont............................1-0 Circleville Bible...................................1-0 Chaminade.........................................0-1 Chapman............................................2-2 Christian Heritage...............................2-2 Clearwater Christian...........................2-0 Colorado Christian...............................1-0 College of the Ozarks...........................1-1 Concordia (IN)...................................9-11 Concordia (MI)..................................17-3 Concordia (WI)....................................1-0 Cornerstone / GR Baptist...................63-8 Covenant.............................................1-0 Crown College.....................................1-0 Culver-Stockton..................................1-0 Daemen..............................................1-0 Davenport...........................................2-0 David Lipscomb...................................0-1 Defiance..............................................0-2 Denison..............................................0-1 Eastern Mennonite..............................1-0 Eckard.................................................0-1 Edward Waters....................................1-0 Earlham..............................................0-1 Emmanual..........................................2-0 Evangel...............................................1-1

Florida College.....................................1-0 Florida Memorial.................................1-1 Florida Southern..................................0-3 Fort Wayne Bible..............................40-12 Franciscan............................................1-0 Franklin...............................................1-1 Fredonia State......................................0-1 Geneva.................................................2-2 Goshen.............................................68-25 Grace................................................59-56 Grace Bible...........................................3-0 Grace Seminary....................................1-0 GR Bible / Music.................................21-3 Great Lakes Bible.................................1-0 Green Mountain...................................1-0 Greenville............................................1-1 Grinnell................................................1-0 Hannibal-LaGrange..............................4-0 Hanover...............................................0-2 Hawaii Loa...........................................0-1 Hawaii Pacific.......................................0-1 High Point............................................0-1 Holy Cross............................................2-0 Hope....................................................7-3 Houghton............................................3-0 Huntington......................................51-39 Huron...................................................0-1 Illinois Tech..........................................1-0 Illinois Wesleyan..................................1-0 IU East..................................................1-0 IU Kokomo...........................................5-0 IU Northwest......................................14-1 IU South Bend....................................51-5 IU Southeast........................................3-1 IPFW....................................................8-1 IUPUI...................................................0-1 Indiana Tech.......................................17-6 Indiana Wesleyan.............................62-22 Iowa Wesleyan.....................................2-1 John Brown..........................................0-1 John Wesley.......................................14-4 Johnson & Wales (CO)..........................1-0 Judson...............................................40-6 Kalamazoo...........................................1-0 Kendall................................................7-1 Kings (NY)...........................................2-2 King (TN).............................................2-1 Kuyper.................................................1-0 Lake Superior State..............................2-0 Lawrence.............................................0-1 Lee.......................................................3-4

LeTourneau..........................................2-1 Lewis (IL).............................................0-1 Lewis & Clark.......................................1-0 Life (GA)...............................................1-0 Lindsey Wilson.....................................1-0 Lock Haven State..................................0-1 Los Angeles Baptist..............................1-0 Madonna.............................................5-0 Maine-Farmington..............................1-0 Malone..............................................3-11 Manchester..........................................6-5 Marian.............................................39-29 Marygrove...........................................2-0 The Masters.........................................1-0 Mayville State......................................1-0 Messiah...............................................2-0 Miami Christian...................................2-0 Michigan Christian...............................2-0 Michigan Dearborn..............................4-1 Midland...............................................1-0 Minot State..........................................1-0 Missouri Southern................................0-1 Missouri Valley.....................................1-0 Moody Bible.........................................7-0 Mount Marty........................................1-0 Mount Mercy........................................1-0 Mount Scenario....................................2-0 Mount Vernon Nazarene......................4-4 Mount St. Claire...................................1-0 Nazareth............................................11-0 Northwest Nazarene............................2-0 Northwestern (MN)..............................3-0 Northwood (FL)...................................1-0 Northwood (MI)...................................0-1 Notre Dame (CA)..................................1-0 Notre Dame (OH).................................1-0 Nyack...................................................2-0 Oakland City.......................................3-10 Oberlin.................................................1-0 Oglethorpe..........................................1-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan............................1-0 Old Westbury.......................................1-0 Olivet Nazarene..................................7-14 Oregon Tech.........................................1-0 Ottawa.................................................1-0 Pacific Christian...................................1-0 Palm Beach Atlantic.............................2-0 Pamona Pitzer......................................1-0 Point Loma..........................................0-1 Purdue Calumet.................................19-3 Purdue North Central...........................7-0

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Robert Morris (IL)................................3-3 Roberts Wesleyan................................7-2 Rockford..............................................0-1 Rosary..................................................1-0 Ryerson................................................1-0 San Diego.............................................0-1 Saint Ambrose.....................................1-2 Saint Francis (IL)..................................1-0 Saint Francis (IN)..............................41-31 Saint Thomas (FL)................................3-0 Saint Vincent........................................0-1 Saint Xavier (IL)...................................2-6 Savannah College of Art & Design........1-0 Siena Heights.......................................2-1 Slippery Rock.......................................0-1 SUNY Utica...........................................1-0 Southern California College..................1-1 Southern Tech......................................1-0 Southeastern Kentucky........................0-1 Southwestern (KS)...............................1-0 Southwestern Michigan.......................2-4 Spring Arbor.....................................22-33 Susquehanna.......................................0-1 Tabor....................................................0-1 Taylor...............................................24-21 Temple Baptist.....................................1-0 Tennessee Temple................................4-4 Tennessee Wesleyan............................0-1 Thomas Moore.....................................0-1 Tocca Falls (GA)....................................1-0 Transylvania.........................................0-1 Trinity Christian................................29-11 Trinity International.........................25-11 Tri-State.............................................8-23 Valparaiso............................................2-3 Walsh...................................................1-0 Warner Pacific......................................1-0 Warner Southern.................................1-1 Warren Wilson.....................................1-0 Webber................................................6-0 West Virginia Wesleyan........................0-1 Western Baptist...................................2-1 Whitworth...........................................1-0 Wilberforce..........................................1-0 William Jewell.....................................2-0 William Penn.......................................0-1 Wisconsin Lutheran.............................1-0 Wisconsin River Falls............................1-0


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1995 NAIA -----INTRODUCTION

No one realized this game would be the basis for two more sequels in the next three years. Bethel’s first appearance in the NAIA DII national championship game was not only a vision of a great run of college basketball, it was one of the best come-from-behind victories in the history of the national championship games.

Galloway launched the shot and all of Michiana celebrated as it swished through the hoop. That sent the game into overtime tied at 88. The Pilots dominated the extra session. With Galloway’s 35 foot bomb to start the overtime, Bethel went on to claim its third national title in four years, 103-95.

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With over 4,000 fans cheering for Northwest Nazarene, the game appeared simply to be a formality before the Tournament MVP Galloway finished with 26 points and home team’s celebration. became the program’s all-time leading scorer with the final two free throws of his career. The two teams traded shots, sweat, and soul for over 39 minutes before NNC appeared to have the upper hand. A Senior Jody Goralski added 24 points while Von Gilbert four point lead with less than 13 seconds to go seemed scored 21 and grabbed 14 rebounds. Gilbert’s triple at to ensure a victory for the home team. the end of the first half--by some estimates a 40-footer-gave Bethel some momentum entering the intermission. Freshman Rico Swanson, who earned a name for himself during the tournament with his exciting defensive play, Swanson finished with a career-high 24 and Mike Miller and would later make a name for himself among the best dished out a career-high 11 assists. NAIA players of all-time, hit a reverse layup in the lane and was fouled. Swanson’s free throw drew the Pilots to Prior to the championship game, Bethel, which entered within one, 86-85, with just over a dozen ticks left on the the game as the third seed, cruised. In the first round, clock. Bethel beat Minot State 89-69; in the second round, Bethel beat #19 Lewis & Clark 96-76. Bethel had to foul quickly and pray for a miss. The Crusaders were able to run the clock down to 5.9 seconds In the quarterfinals, Bethel beat #7 College of the Ozarks before the Pilots fouled. Two made free throws gave the 99-67; and in the semifinals, Bethel beat #10 William hosts a three point bulge, and the local fans could taste Jewell 96-87. the sweetness of victory.

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But less than six seconds was all the time Mark Galloway needed to deeply etch his name in the recordbooks and on the memories of basketball fans everywhere.

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After a time out, the senior took the inbounds pass and dribbled toward the goal. After slightly fumbling the ball near the timeline, Galloway headed toward the right wing he had drained a thousand times as a kid--a shot to win (or tie) the national championship game.

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BETHEL 103 NORTHWEST NAZARENE 95 ot 3/14/95 - Nampa, ID Bethel FG 3PT FT R F TP A Gilbert 10-16 1-1 0-1 14 1 21 3 Swanson 8-16 1-3 7-9 5 3 24 1 Obermeyer 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 Romer 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 2 1 Miller 2-4 0-2 2-2 1 5 6 11 McBride 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Galloway 8-20 5-10 5-6 7 2 26 2 Clay 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Goralski 10-14 0-0 4-6 5 4 24 0 TEAM 4 Totals 39-73 7-16 18-24 38 15 103 18

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3/18/97 - Nampa, ID Bethel FG 3PT FT R F TP A Edison 0-4 0-4 0-0 4 1 0 3 Clay 7-9 0-0 1-2 5 3 15 0 Hobson 5-6 0-0 3-4 8 2 13 0 Swanson 7-21 2-8 2-2 4 3 18 5 Bales 3-8 2-5 2-2 1 4 10 4 Taylor 0-1 0-1 0-1 0 1 0 0 Romer 8-12 0-0 2-2 4 1 18 0 Watson 1-2 0-0 3-3 2 0 5 1 Brand 3-4 0-0 0-2 6 2 6 1 Haverstick 2-8 0-0 6-7 9 2 10 0 TEAM 5 Totals 36-75 4-18 19-25 48 19 95 14

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Siena Heights University FG 3PT FT R F TP A Sanford 6-12 3-6 0-0 7 2 15 2 Carroll 0-2 0-2 0-0 2 1 0 2 Dettling 10-16 1-1 3-6 14 5 24 2 Staffney 8-16 0-1 4-5 7 2 20 4 Johnson 8-18 4-9 0-0 5 2 20 2 Lofton 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 2 4 2 Winston 1-3 0-0 0-0 4 2 2 1 Bennett 0-3 0-3 0-0 1 2 0 0 Backus 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 Williams 3-4 0-0 2-3 0 2 8 1 TEAM 1 Totals 38-80 8-22 10-16 42 20 94 16

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The Saints turned up the heat on the full court press. Romer was trapped in the corner, which led to a turnover

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Again, the Pilots tried to inbound the ball. A pass to halfcourt was saved by Swanson, but the Saints came up with the ball near its basket. Lofton hit a ten foot jumper The Pilots motored through the tournament in record- to put Siena Heights on top 94-93 with 12 seconds left. setting fashion. In the first round, they set tournament marks for points in a game (123) and tied the school Bethel inbounded the ball, got it over half court and record for most points in a half (73) by defeating Green called a timeout with seven seconds on the clock. A play Mountain 123-75. was designed to hit Swanson on the far block. As the play unfurled, the Saints sagged in on Swanson, making the In the quarterfinals, Bethel bounced Spring Arbor, 94-83. pass risky. Up next was William Jewell, whom the Pilots beat in the 1995 semifinals. History repeated as Bethel won 99-73. Jeff Clay hit Romer, who broke to the ball. Romer caught the pass on the right wing, near the three point arc. The That set up a final featuring two of the best small-college senior from LaGrange turned, saw the lane open up, and basketball teams in the Midwest. Siena Heights beat headed for the hole. Tabor--the same Tabor that upset the Pilots in the second round of the 1996 tournament--in the semifinals 89-80. His running 12-footer from just inside the free throw line circled the rim and fell safely through with three seconds In a game that went back and forth, back and forth, the on the clock. Saints led 87-82 with 3:34 remaining. The Pilots rallied back, however. David Haverstick’s two free throws with But Siena Heights wasn’t about to concede. Dennis 1:34 left put Bethel on top 90-89. Jeff Clay’s putback Winston whipped a half court pass to Lofton, who resulted in a three point play and the Pilots were on top headed for an apparent game-winning layup. Contested by four, 93-89 with 47.9 seconds to go. by Clay, Romer, and Swanson, the shot came off the front of the rim. The Pilots became the first two-time NAIA DII But Siena Heights had plans of its own. Anthony Staffney National Champions. hit one free throw to draw them within one. The Saints pulled the rebound of the second attempt, but Swanson Swanson earned Tournament Most Valuable Player and drew a charging foul with 22 seconds remaining. National Player of the Year honors. Clay and Ryan Bales were also named to the All-Tournament Team. Lightfoot The Pilots had the ball and a three point lead with just was awarded his second National Coach of the Year Award over a third of a minute left. But that 22 ticks was an in three seasons. eternity for the Pilots.

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and a Siena Heights layup by Sam Lofton with 18 seconds to go.

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Bethel stuck to its formula to become the NAIA’s first twotime Division II National Champion: play a great game, then let a senior come up with the winning shot. This year, Randy Romer finished his career by making a shot that delivered Bethel’s second NAIA title in three seasons.

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The coronation of Bethel as the king of NAIA DII basketball came from a favorite recipe with a master chef mixing in the happiness. As Rico Swanson’s 17-footer with 1.6 seconds left against Oregon Tech fell gently through the net, Swanson’s name, along with his Pilots’ teammates, became firmly etched in the history of college basketball.

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That shot gave Bethel its second straight NAIA DII National Championship, 89-87 and allowed the Pilots to become the first three-time champions in NAIA DII history. “Rico Time,” as the winning time was called for Bethel basketball, not only came on the game-winning shot, but on the defensive end as well.

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With the game tied at 87 and over 20 seconds left on the clock, Oregon Tech’s Kevin Carlston drove for the bucket. Knifing around a defender at the top of the key, the 6’1” All-American had a clean path to the bucket. But like a Venus fly trap, the Pilots defense collapsed toward the bottom of the lane. With defenders Jeff Hobson and Ryan Watson in position to draw a charge, Carlston began to gather himself for a layup.

than himself. Rico stopped about a step inside the three-point line along the right wing. His fading, twisting jumper gently nestled through the twines with 1.6 seconds to go. A desperation inbounds pass by the Owls was thwarted out of bounds at half court by JD Hershberger. With not enough time left to get off a shot, the game was over. With the win, the Pilots became just the third college in basketball history to win five national championships in seven seasons and the 24th to win back-to-back national titles. The class of 1998 completed their careers with 144 wins, the third most of any class in the history of college basketball.

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The road to the Pilots’ place in history was not without its share of potholes and detours. But like an explorer in the wilderness, Bethel was determined to go where no team had ever gone, back-to-back NAIA DII As the sand drained from the hour glass, Swanson slowly National Championships. worked the ball up court. He patiently waited for the right time to become a hero. In a strange draw of the tournament bracket, the top four seeds had the Ryan Bales came up to take a pass from Swanson, then first day of the tournament off. That meant that the quickly returned the ball to whom an out-of-town Pilots would have to win five games in six days to claim reporter dubbed “The Michael Jordan of the NAIA.” Like the crown. his counterpart in Chicago, Rico knew what to do with the game on the line. For the second time in three seasons, Bethel entered the tournament as the top seed. First up was Southwestern The senior, about to attempt the final shot of his storied (KS), which the Pilots beat 102-86. Bethel’s secondcollege career, feigned penetration. That gave Swanson round opponent was Briar Cliff (IA), the 16th seed which space to shoot over his defender, some three inches taller finished rated #14 in the final poll. The Chargers led by But Swanson had other ideas. He swiped at the ball as Carlston went by, dislodging the apparent five-foot runner. The ball came loose and according to script, Swanson came up with the ball.

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Up next was Whitworth (WA), the eighth seed that was rated #5 in the final poll. The Pirates raced to an eight point lead in the first two minutes of the game and enjoyed a double-digit lead most of the first half. Jeff Nix’s two free throws with 6:37 to go gave the Pirates a comfortable 11-point lead, 79-68. Nix hit one free throw to give the Pirates a nine point margin 84-75, with 2:37 left in the season. Phil Ruebel hit one of two Whitworth free throws with 2:05 to go, to give the Pirates an eight point cushion, 85-77. Bethel continued to chip away the best it could. Now forced to go with a four guard lineup because Brand fouled out, the Pilots were forced to foul and wait, foul and wait, foul and wait. It was a strategy that ultimately worked.

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JD Hershberger was fouled with 40.7 seconds to go and canned both free throws, 85-83. Rico stole the inbounds pass and passed to Hershberger, who hit a layup to tie the game at 85 with 38.6 seconds left in the game. A Whitworth turnover gave Bethel the ball with 31 seconds left.

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as much as 13 in the first half before the Pilots regrouped by halftime. Bethel’s biggest lead was only nine, as free throws from Ryan Watson and Ryan Bales sealed the win, 107-100. Eric Brand led with 30 points.

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Mount Marty was scoreless nearly four minutes as the Pilots went on a 16-0 run. Bales scored eight and Swanson five in the spurt as Bethel took its first lead, 65-62, with 12:01 left in the game. Mount Marty wasn’t done, however. The Lancers regrouped and stayed at arms length. With just over five minutes left, Brock Rops canned a triple to give the Yankton, South Dakota school the lead, 79-78. Mount Marty built its lead to three, 86-83, on Mac Rops’ bucket with 3:18 left.

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3/17/98 - Nampa, ID Bethel FG 3PT FT R F TP A Edison 2-4 1-2 0-0 4 1 5 7 Brand 9-13 0-0 1-2 3 5 19 1 Hobson 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 6 0 Swanson 3-13 1-5 7-9 10 0 14 4 Bales 9-19 4-12 3-3 7 1 25 4 Hershberger 4-7 0-0 1-2 4 3 9 1 Watson 4-13 0-4 3-3 5 1 11 0 Coolman 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 0 0 TEAM 3 Totals 34-77 6-23 15-19 36 15 89 17

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Mac Rops’ layup with 15:33 left in the game gave Mount Marty its biggest lead of the second half, 62-49. However, the Pilots’ defense would stiffen and the shots would begin to fall.

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left. The shot gave the Pilots their only lead of the game, hit a bucket with 1:24 left, to give Bethel a slim lead, 8888-85. 86. After a pair of Bethel misses, the Lancers had the ball and 16.5 seconds to pull off yet another upset. “The coach said to get me the ball, so that’s what we did,” said Swanson, who scored 30 with seven rebounds and Brock Rops was forced into a 30 foot triple attempt with seven steals. “The shot went in and I thank the Lord for three seconds left. The shot missed, but Lancer forward giving me the ability.” Aaron Kranz had the rebound and the open shot. His putback missed and the Pilots escaped with another lastUp next was Mount Marty (SD). The Lancers advanced second victory. to the Fabulous Four with two heart-stopping wins over fourth seeded Siena Heights and fifth seeded Mount Vernon Nazarene. Coach Jim Thorson’s squad entered the game with a 23-8 mark and were rated #11 in the final poll and seeded 13th.

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Watson chipped in a pair of free throws with 2:39 left, then Swanson stole the inbounds pass. He got the ball to Brand, who was fouled on the shot. His free throw tied the game at 86 with 2:35 remaining.

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The first of Bethel’s national championships was a round, despite trailing by 12 at halftime. Goralski scored precursor in style and substance of their next four 25 and grabbed 16 boards in the contest. national titles. The game gave Pilots fans a glimpse of the future of Bethel basketball, at the same time In the semifinals, top-seeded Cedarville (OH) was beaten attaining a goal sought after for more than 20 years. 114-101. Troyer’s two free throws with 2:17 left gave Bethel a 17 point bulge, 106-89. Brian Bechtel, who led the Pilots with 22, finished the first half with a three point bomb that gave Coach Mike Troyer paced the attack with 33, while Goralski poured Lightfoot’s squad the lead at intermission, 36-33. in 25. Galloway netted 25, while senior Robby Prenkert chipped in a dozen. It was a slim lead that Bethel never gave up. Against a Masters’ squad that featured several NCAA DI transfers, The title would be the first of a great run of three freshman Mark Galloway’s jumper with 2:15 left gave national crowns in four years for the Class of 1995. In the the Pilots an 11 point cushion 73-62. The Masters roared meantime, the class of 1992 helped put to rest the bad back, however, and had two chances to tie the game in memories of past NCCAA national tournaments. the final five seconds. This was the Pilots’ sixth straight and 12th trip overall to Bechtel’s 22 led the way for Bethel. Galloway added 14, the NCCAA Nationals. This time, they came away with the while classmate Jody Goralski tallied 10. Tournament big trophy and the banner. MVP Dave Troyer capped a wonderful season with nine points. Bethel was seeded fourth in the eight team field and beat fifth-seeded Western Baptist (OR) 98-83 in the first

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In a reccuring theme in national championship games, the Pilots again finished strong to claim their title. Trailing 80-79 with 5:20 left, Bethel went on a 16-2 run over the next 3:40. Tournament MVP Jody Goralski and Von Gilbert scored six points each during the run.

NCAA DII Oakland City loomed in the second round. The Pilots had never felled the Oaks in ten previous meetings. For the first 38 minutes, it looked as if that jinx would continue. Freshman Von Gilbert jump started the Pilots. With Bethel trailing by six 66-60 with just over two minutes left, the Clay High School graduate canned a jumper. Ron Chrobot added a layup and Brian Bechtel drained a triple as the Pilots scored seven points in about a minute to take the lead 67-66.

After the teams exchanged free throws, the score was Brian Bechtel, who hit six triples in the previous year’s win knotted at 68. With time winding down, Bechtel missed a over The Masters, scored 15 of his 26 before intermission. trey, but Gilbert came up big again with his 17th rebound He again hit a half-dozen trifectas. of the night. He was fouled and, after a time out, canned the second of two free throws to make the final 69-68. The “G-Men” came up huge: Mark Galloway scored 24 points, and Goralski and Gilbert each scored 18. Senior Galloway led the Pilots with 19 points, while Gilbert and Ron Chrobot grabbed 12 rebounds. Goralski each scored 16, and Bechtel added 12 points.

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Lee College (TN) knocked off top-seeded Masters (CA) to advance to the finals. The Flames, who were the last team to beat Bethel in NCCAA postseason action in 1991, featured a strong inside-outside attack.

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Bethel’s first back-to-back national championship set was Coach Mike Lightfoot’s squad entered the eight team capped with their largest margin of victory in a national tournament as the second seed, and beat Roberts championship game and settled an old score. Wesleyan (NY) 100-91 in the first round.

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No Bethel championship would be complete without enjoy a 10-point bulge, the last on Grindle’s bucket with last-second heroics and a few strange twists. In that 7:54 to go, 73-63. respect, the Pilots’ third NCCAA national title in nine years followed the script. In terms of a normal basketball With Jon Swartz, Luke Zartman, and Andy Ganger chasing game, this was a story even Hollywood wouldn’t buy. Nicholson the second half, the CHC sharpshooter hit just one triple after intermission. But it started an Eagles’ hot First, let’s set the stage: Christian Heritage won back-to- streak and nearly doomed the Pilots. CHC slowly chipped back NCCAA titles in ‘97 and ’98 and was a three-point away at the Bethel lead. Rich Griffin’s lay up with 2:13 first round loss in ‘99 away from attempting a four-peat. left cut the lead to four, 77-73, but a pair of Jamal Henry With a roster stocked full of Division I transfers, the Eagles free throws with 2:08 left pushed the margin back to six, seemed likely to lock up their 3rd title in four years. 79-73. Bethel won its last eight games at NCCAA nationals and rode an NCCAA post season winning streak of 13. Then this championship game began to look like so many in the Pilots’ past. Griffin banged in his only triple of Four times in the first half CHC opened up a 10 point lead, the night. A Bethel turnover resulted in another Eagles the final time with 1:28 before intermission on Mike basket. Josh Layton’s layup with 41 seconds left drew CHC King’s layup, putting the Eagles up 46-36. But Bethel to within one, 79-78. Griffin stole the ball from Henry freshman Sam Gensic came off the bench to score his near half court and layed it in with just over 20 seconds only five points of the game to cut the margin to 46-41. left to give the Eagles their first lead since early 2nd half, 80-79. In the opening half, CHC’s Brad Nicholson canned 6/9 3-pointers and had 20 points at halftime. CHC was out- Like those who had hit big shots in national tournaments, rebounding Bethel 27-19 and out-shooting the Pilots i.e. Troyer, Gilbert, Bechtel, Galloway, Swanson, Bales, 44% to 31%. No Pilot had more than 8 points at the half. and Romer, this was a time for new Pilots to earn their wings. Henry, in an attempt to atone for his turnover, But in Act II, Bethel began to claw its way back into drove the lane and was fouled. His two free throws with contention. As if some cosmic synergy beckoned the 19 seconds left gave Bethel the 81-80 lead, a lead they champions of the past, shots began to fall and foul wouldn’t relinquish. trouble pecked at the Eagles. The Eagles inbounded the ball and Griffin got a shot off Eric Brand’s layup knotted the game at 50 with 16:16 to but Bethel’s Jon Swartz came up with the rebound. He go in the game. Brand, who scored 17 of his team-high was fouled with 4 seconds to go and calmly sank both free 21 after intermission, capped a 10-0 run with a pair of throws. A CHC layup at the buzzer made the final 83-82 free throws that put the Pilots up 57-50. and sealed Bethel’s 3rd NCCAA championship in 9 seasons. Brand, named the Tournament’s Most Outstanding Player, CHC’s Josh Layton scored 7 straight points as the Eagles capped his career with 21 points. Grindle finished with drew to within 3, 59-57, but Joel Grindle hit two straight 13, 11 in the 2nd half, and Swartz scored 12, including 4/4 3-pointers and Brand hit a bucket to run the Bethel from the free throw line. margin back to 10. Three more times the Pilots would

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Team statistics were highlighted by Bethel’s 45-35 rebounding edge over Grace and Bethel’s excellent assistto-turnover ratio (18 assists, 11 turnovers). Individually, the numbers were simply amazing. Mark Lettinga led the way with 25 points and 12 rebounds in 41 minutes of action. Tyler Brown was next with 23 points (17 in the The second half began with both squads trading baskets second half) and 9 rebounds, playing all 45 minutes. in the early going before the Pilots struck with an impressive 16-6 run, capped by a Jon Zeser three point William Walker turned in another huge effort, tallying 22 basket, taking a 60-50 lead. However, Grace answered points and 11 rebounds to go with 5 assists in 43 minutes. with a 15-2 spurt to retake the lead (65-62) with just Pilot guard Jon Zeser contributed 12 points and 4 assists, under 8:00 remaining. But the Pilots kept their poise and and didn’t turn the ball over playing all 45 minutes. Kory used a 9-6 run to tie the contest at 71-71 with under a Lantz chipped in with 3 points and played a very good minute left to play. floor game, dishing out 4 assists. Ryne Lightfoot, playing on a severely sprained ankle, managed to log 23 minutes A Lancer miss, and a Pilot rebound led to a William of action, scoring 5 points, and went 4/4 from the charity Walker basket, giving the Pilots a 73-71 lead. With time line in the extra period. winding down, Grace chose to go for the win, and Marcus Moore’s three point attempt was off the mark, but a foul Named to the NCCAA All-Tournament Team were Tyler was whistled on Jon Zeser with 3.4 seconds remaining. Brown and Mark Lettinga and named the Most Valuable With an opportunity to put Grace on top, Moore missed Player was William Walker, who scored 67 points, his first of three free throws, but converted on his final grabbed 37 rebounds, and dished out 10 assists while two to knot the score at 73. A desperation shot by Bethel playing a total of 110 out of a possible 125 minutes in his missed its mark and the championship game headed to three games. overtime. The Bethel College Pilots ended their remarkable season In the extra period, Bethel took control early by scoring with a 21-15 record, winning their last 5 in a row, all on the first two baskets for a 77-73 lead. The Lancers the road in pressure packed situations. Congratulations responded and trimmed the margin to 79-77 with to the 2006-07 Bethel College Pilots, NCCAA National under 2:00 remaining. That’s when Bethel’s Tyler Brown Champions and Band of Brothers. sank the crucial three point bucket from the deep right

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corner to give the Pilots an 82-77 lead. Grace was forced to foul the rest of the way, and the Pilots went 6/6 from the line to preserve the margin. With eight seconds left in the contest, a final three point effort from the Lancers failed, leading to a breakaway dunk by Mark Lettinga at the buzzer putting an exclamation point on the Pilot championship victory.

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The shot came off Andy Ganger’s hand as time wound down, with a bit of desparation, a pinch of luck, and a load of purpose. The long three point shot from the far sideline drew nothing but net. After the contact, the whistle blew and the Idaho Center’s crowd of 3,500 fans thought they had witnessed yet another incredible Cornerstone got the job done at the charity stripe, hitting Bethel come-from-behind victory in a national their final 26 free throws, including all 15 of their points in the overtime. Together, the two teams sank 56 of 60 at championship game. the free throw line. However, instead of an apparent four point play with 2.5 seconds left to give Bethel a two point lead, Ganger was Eric Brand set a finals record with 38 points. Bales ruled out of bounds. Cornerstone ball, with a two point scored 20 in his final game. Michael Edison, playing on a torn ACL, hit all of his shots and finished with 11. JD lead, 111-109. Hershberger added 21 points. The fact that Ganger came up with the ball at all was a miracle in itself. Senior Ryan Bales, who had cheated elimination with two 3-pointers in the final six seconds of regulation and yet another seconds later in the overtime, was sandwiched by two Golden Eagles. The ball was hammered from Ryan’s grip like a piece of granite from a sculpture. Ganger came up with the ball, was jostled toward the sideline by the contact, then spun quickly and shot from some 30 feet away. Swish. No, the whistle wasn’t for the foul. Instead, the Pilots were denied their third straight NAIA DII championship.

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Second-seeded Lee College, located just up the road from Temple in Cleveland, was next on the docket. Lee ousted Bethel in 1979, so the Pilots had payback on their minds. Drew’s crew won another nail-biter 77-76, as senior Doug Snyder canned two free throws with six seconds left on the clock.

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Zawlocki again led in scoring with 22 points and grabbed 11 boards. Sophomores Joe Focht and Greg Thomas Bethel’s first foray into a national championship game scored ten points each. The win was costly, however, as was the result of momentum that began to build midway Bill O’Dell was lost for the championship game with an through the season. With Don Zawlocki inserted into the ankle injury. starting center spot midway through the season, Coach Homer Drew’s squad won 13 of its last 14 to qualify for Host Tennessee Temple, backed by a gymnasium of screaming fans, also qualified for the championship postseason action. game. The Crusaders took the lead early and never The run was worth it, as the postseason took a life of trailed. Zawlocki, saddled with early foul trouble, scored its own. Bethel won three NAIA District 21 playoff 15 points before fouling out midway through the second games, then won another three NCCAA District games half. to qualify for the NCCAA Nationals at Tennessee Temple Snyder, also an All-Tournament Team choice, scored in Chattanooga. 16 points in his final game and had 20 assists in the The Pilots’ post season magic continued under the shadow tournament. Focht added 11 points. of Lookout Mountain. Bethel entered the tournament as the third seed and began its run to the championship game by knocking off LeTourneau (TX) 66-63.

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Unfortunately for Bethel, the official on the far side of the court chose to call a jumpball instead. The tie-up gave the In a game that matched two Mid-Central College possession to Spring Arbor as they closed out the game Conference schools, the Bethel College Pilots fell to with two free throws. The championship was the first in the Spring Arbor University Cougars 71-67 in the Spring Arbor school history. NCCAA National Championship game held in Frankfort, Kentucky. The Pilots, seeking their seventh national title, For the game, the Pilots shot only 40 percent from the field and were out-rebounded by Spring Arbor 38-34. ended the season with a record of 19-15. Adrick Hills finished his career at Bethel leading the Pilots Bethel started the game slowly, but came on midway with 17 points. Kyle Sears added 13 points and 7 assists. through the first half and carried a five point lead into halftime, led by the scoring of Adrick Hills and the spark off the bench from Robbie Lightfoot, Jon Jones, and Traver Griffin. The three reserves scored 20 points in the half in their supporting cast roles.

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The second stanza saw Spring Arbor jump out on top just five minutes into the half. In a game that never saw the lead grow by more than seven points, both teams battled throughout the entire half. Bethel, which did not commit a single turnover until four minutes remaining in the game, finally did cough the ball up, and ultimately, their five turnovers over that closing span proved too much to overcome. Trailing 69-67 with time winding down, Andrew Laird grabbed an offensive rebound with six ticks left on the clock, and as Laird went up for the tying score, he appeared to be fouled by two Cougar opponents.

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SEASON TEAM LEADERS Scoring Offense.........................................97.2 (1996-97) Scoring Offense.........................................98.5 (1997-98) Scoring Offense.......................................100.2 (1998-99) Scoring Margin.......................................+23.3 (1995-96) Scoring Margin.......................................+19.1 (1996-97)

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SEASON TEAM RECORDS Points in a Season...................................4,007 (1998-99) Field Goal Attempts in a Season..............2,884 (1998-99) Field Goals Made in a Season..................1,421 (1998-99) Rebounds in a Season.............................1,729 (1994-95) Wins in a Season..........................................38 (1994-95) Consecutive Victories....................................28 (1995-96) 100-Point Games in a Season.......................22 (1998-99)

Field Goal Percentage................................52.9 (1994-95) SEASON INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Field Goal Percentage................................52.8 (2008-09) Jody Goralski..........70.5 Field Goal Percentage (1994-95) William Walker...................22 Double Doubles (2007-08) TOURNAMENT INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES Brian Wray.............................................51.2 Three-Point Ryan Bales...................All-Tournament Team: 1997, 1998 ......................................Field Goal Percentage (1998-99) .....................................................Mr. Hustle Award: 1999 .....................................42 Assists in a Tournament (1999) .........................................86 Assists in a Career (1997-99) Eric Brand.....................All-Tournament Team: 1998, 1999 .............111 Free Throws Attempted in a Career (1997-99) ........................38 Points in a Championship Game (1999) Jeff Clay................................All-Tournament Team (1997) Michael Edison.....4 National Tournaments (Tied for Most) .................17 Games in a Career (1996-99) (Tied for Most) Mark Galloway.......................All-Tournament Team: 1995 .....................................................Tournament MVP: 1995 .....................................Tournament Leading Scorer: 1995 Von Gilbert............................All-Tournament Team: 1995 ..........................................23 Rebounds in a Game (1995) ................................76 Rebounds in a Tournament (1995) Randy Romer........4 National Tournaments (Tied for Most) Rico Swanson.....All-Tournament Team: 1995, 1997, 1998 ...........................................Tournament MVP: 1997, 1998 .............................National Player of the Year: 1997, 1998 .................17 Games in a Career (1995-98) (Tied for Most) .......................117 Field Goals Made in a Career (1995-98) ......................................22 Steals in a Tournament (1998) ..........................................56 Steals in a Career (1995-98) William Walker.......................All-Tournament Team: 2009 .......................................National Player of the Year: 2009

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NAIA ALL-AMERICANS Andrew Abernathy...................................2001 Academic Ryan Bales................................1999 Honorable Mention Eric Brand.................................1998 Honorable Mention ...........................................................1999 Second Team ................................................................2000 First Team Michael Edison.........................................1998 Academic Brad Fish..................................................1993 Academic Mark Galloway.........................................1995 First Team Von Gilbert................................1996 Honorable Mention Jody Goralski..........................................1994 Third Team ...............................................................1995 Third Team Joel Grindle...............................2002 Honorable Mention David Haverstick.......................1997 Honorable Mention David Keister............................................2003 Academic .................................................2003 Honorable Mention ................................................................2004 Academic .................................................2004 Honorable Mention Andrew Laird...........................................2005 Academic Kory Lantz............................................... 2008 Academic ................................................................2009 Academic Mark Lettinga..........................................2008 Academic ................................................................2009 Academic Ryne Lightfoot.........................................2009 Academic .................................................2009 Honorable Mention Jody Martinez..........................................1989 Academic ................................................................1990 Academic .................................................1990 Honorable Mention Tim Ritter.................................................2001 Academic .................................................2002 Honorable Mention Kyle Sears.................................................2005 Academic .................................................2005 Honorable Mention ................................................................2006 Academic Rico Swanson............................1996 Honorable Mention ................................................................1997 First Team ................................................................1998 First Team

William Walker...........................2007 Honorable Mention Dave Riffell......................................................1973, 1974 ............................................................2008 Second Team Tim Ritter..................................................2001 Academic .................................................................2009 First Team .................................................................2002 Academic Kyle Sears.................................................2005 First Team NCCAA ALL-AMERICANS .................................................................2005 Academic Andrew Abernathy....................................2001 Academic ............................................................2006 Second Team Ryan Bales................................................................1999 .................................................................2006 Academic Brian Bechtel...................................................1993, 1994 Garrett Skipper..........................................................1986 Eric Brand..............................................1998, 1999, 2000 Rico Swanson........................................1996, 1997, 1998 Steve Brown..............................................................1979 Jon Swartz................................................2002 Academic Jerome Calderone.....................................................1987 Greg Thomas.............................................................1983 Ron Chrobot..............................................................1992 Dave Troyer................................................................1992 Kevin Fulton..............................................................1978 William Walker.....................................2007 Second Team Mark Galloway................................................1993, 1995 .................................................................2008 First Team Andy Ganger.............................................................2000 .................................................................2009 First Team Sam Gensic...............................................2003 Academic Dean Weirich.............................................................1976 Von Gilbert................................................................1996 Don Zawlocki............................................................1982 Ricky Gooden.............................2001 Honorable Mention Robert Ziegler...........................................2002 Academic .................................................................2004 First Team Jody Goralski...................................................1994, 1995 NATIONAL PLAYER HONORS Joel Grindle..........................................2002 Second Team Ryan Bales.................................1999 NAIA DII Mr. Hustle David Haverstick.......................................................1997 Brian Bechtel...............1994 NCCAA Pete Maravich Award David Keister.............................................2003 Academic Eric Brand..........................2000 NCCAA Tournament MVP .................................................................2003 First Team Mark Galloway................1995 NAIA DII Tournament MVP .................................................................2004 Academic Jody Goralski.....................1993 NCCAA Tournament MVP .................................................................2004 First Team Rico Swanson..................1997 NAIA DII Player of the Year Bob Knebel...............................................................1991 .......................................1997 NAIA DII Tournament MVP Andrew Laird............................................2005 Academic .......................................1998 NAIA DII Player of the Year Kory Lantz.................................................2008 Academic .......................................1998 NAIA DII Tournament MVP .................................................................2009 Academic ...................................1998 NCCAA Pete Maravich Award Mark Lettinga...........................................2008 Academic Dave Troyer........................1992 NCCAA Tournament MVP .................................................................2009 Academic William Walker..................2007 NCCAA Tournament MVP Ryne Lightfoot.....................................2008 Second Team .......................................2009 NAIA DII Player of the Year ............................................................2009 Second Team ..........................................2009 NCCAA Player of the Year .................................................................2009 Academic Jody Martinez........................................1988, 1989, 1990

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RECORD 1-4 7-5 7-7 7-10 7-11 3-14 5-12 12-9 11-13 9-17 14-15 16-15 13-13 9-16 13-11 20-11 18-12 16-13 19-11 24-7 22-13 23-10 27-10 28-6 23-7 18-13 25-10 18-14 25-9

PCT .200 .583 .500 .412 .389 .176 .294 .571 .458 .346 .483 .516 .500 .360 .542 .645 .600 .552 .633 .774 .629 .697 .730 .824 .767 .581 .714 .563 .735

HOME 1-1 4-1 3-3* 4-3 5-4 2-6 4-4 6-4 5-5 6-2 7-4 8-5 8-6 7-5 7-4 13-3 8-4 10-3 14-2 13-0 13-3 13-1 13-1 14-0 12-0 14-1 9-2 14-3 13-2

COACH Al Beutler (1 year, 1-4) Bob Long Long Long Long (4 years, 28-33) Gary Fry Fry (2 years, 8-26) Don Granitz Granitz (2 years, 23-22) Dick Felix Felix Felix Felix (4 years, 52-60) Tom Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone Firestone (5 years, 76-63) Homer Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew Drew (11 years, 252-110)

SEASON RECORD PCT HOME 1987-88 25-11 .694 14-1 1988-89 30-9 .769 12-2 1989-90 30-7 .811 19-0 1990-91 24-11 .686 13-1 1991-92 29-10 .744 14-1 1992-93 30-9 .769 13-4 1993-94 29-6 .828 14-1 1994-95 38-2 .950 17-0 1995-96 35-2 .946 16-0 1996-97 34-5 .872 16-1 1997-98 37-3 .925 14-1# 1998-99 34-6 .850 16-1 1999-00 30-8 .789 15-2 2000-01 20-13 .606 11-6 2001-02 18-16 .529 11-5 2002-03 23-14 .622 12-3 2003-04 23-14 .622 11-4 2004-05 19-15 .558 9-6 2005-06 10-20 .333 6-9 2006-07 21-15 .583 8-6 2007-08 29-7 .806 15-2 2008-09 33-4 .892 17-0

COACH Mike Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot Lightfoot (22 years, 601-207)

*First Year in Goodman # First Year in Wiekamp Overall Record, 51 years: 1,041-525 (.665) Overall Record in Goodman, 37 years: 399-91 (.814) Overall Record in Wiekamp, 12 years: 138-42 (.767)

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Eric Brand CAREER SCORING 1,000 Point Club RK PLAYER 1. Eric Brand 2. Mark Galloway 3. Jody Martinez 4. William Walker 5. Jerome Calderone 6. Jody Goralski 7. Bob Knebel 8. Rico Swanson Dave Troyer 10. Von Gilbert 11. Ryan Bales 12. Joel Grindle 13. Everett Walterhouse 14. Ricky Gooden 15. Dave Riffell 16. Steve Brown 17. Robby Prenkert 18. Ron Holmes 19. Ron Chrobot 20. TYLER BROWN 21. Randy Glingle 22. Garrett Skipper 23. Brian Bechtel 24. RYNE LIGHTFOOT 25. Jack Carpenter 26. Randy Klotz 27. Greg Thomas 28. Kyle Sears 29. Josh Weimer 30. Bill O’Dell 31. Don Zawlocki 32. Andy Ganger Jake Parker 33. Dick Armington 34. David Keister 35. Michael Edison 36. Randy Romer 37. David Haverstick 38. Adrick Hills 39. Jeff Clay 40. Jon Zeser 41. Ryan Meister 42. Mike Miller 43. Scott Hostetler 44. Mark Lettinga 45. Kevin Fulton 46. Joe Zarazee 47. Dean Weirich 48. Gary Knowles 49. Tim Ritter

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PTS 2,696 2,622 2,620 2,427 2,227 2,131 2,124 2,084 2,084 1,766 1,759 1,752 1,734 1,682 1,672 1,659 1,658 1,602 1,599 1,557 1,539 1,521 1,478 1,476 1,462 1,458 1,440 1,417 1,359 1,339 1,331 1,293 1,293 1,279 1,278 1,257 1,247 1,245 1,226 1,197 1,182 1,149 1,132 1,108 1,092 1,060 1,032 1,023 1,008 1,005

CAREER SCORING AVERAGE (min. 75% of games played) RK PLAYER AVG 1. Dean Weirich 23.2 2. Everett Walterhouse 20.9 3. Dave Riffell 19.0 4. Gary Fry 18.7 5. Ron Holmes 18.2 6. William Walker 18.1 Jody Martinez 18.1 8. Randy Klotz 17.4 9. Eric Brand 17.2 10. Mark Galloway 17.1

RK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32.

Jody Martinez CAREER REBOUNDS 500 Rebound Club PLAYER REBS Jody Martinez 1,728 Randy Glingle 1,317 Eric Brand 1,313 Von Gilbert 1,258 William Walker 1,234 Jody Goralski 1,213 Dave Troyer 1,098 Don Zawlocki 1,072 Everett Walterhouse 1,056 Dave Riffell 1,012 Greg Thomas 977 Greg Conrad 893 Joel Grindle 881 Ricky Gooden 864 Garrett Skipper 802 David Keister 731 Randy Klotz 726 Kevin Fulton 672 Dick Armington 668 Rico Swanson 660 Mark Galloway 650 Randy Romer 626 Bill O’Dell 619 Gary Knowles 617 Jake Parker 608 Steve Brown 594 Mark Lettinga 590 TYLER BROWN 580 David Haverstick 578 Kyle Sears 569 Ron Chrobot 554 Jeff Clay 536

Jerome Calderone CAREER ASSISTS 400 Assist Club RK PLAYER ASTS 1. Jerome Calderone 1,027 2. Rico Swanson 770

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10. 11.

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

Brian Bechtel Bob Knebel Doug Snyder Ryan Bales Dick Armington RYNE LIGHTFOOT Jared Yoder Michael Edison Bill O’Dell

714 712 584 581 554 540 540 498 494

Jody Goralski CAREER FIELD GOAL PCT. (min. 200 made) PLAYER FG% Jody Goralski .659 David Keister .604 Jody Martinez .598 Eric Brand .595 Adam Schaper .589 William Walker .588 David Haverstick .585 Joel Grindle .585 Kevin Fulton .576 Dave Troyer .572

Eric Brand CAREER FIELD GOALS MADE RK PLAYER FGS 1. Eric Brand 1,018 2. William Walker 1,015 3. Jody Martinez 1,007 4. Mark Galloway 998 5. Jerome Calderone 867 6. Jody Goralski 846 7. Dave Troyer 807 8. Von Gilbert 761 9. Bob Knebel 755 10. Rico Swanson 727

Mike Miller CAREER FREE THROW PCT. (min. 75 made) RK PLAYER FT% 1. Mike Miller .864 2. Garrett Skipper .852 3. Michael Edison .851 4. Jerome Calderone .847 5. Jack Carpenter .839 6. Ryan Bales .826

7. 8. 9. 10.

Jody Martinez Bob Knebel WES LAIDIG Scott Hostetler

.810 .804 .794 .786

Eric Brand CAREER FREE THROWS MADE RK PLAYER FTS 1. Eric Brand 659 2. Jody Martinez 603 3. Rico Swanson 501 4. Dave Troyer 469 5. Jerome Calderone 456 6. Jody Goralski 439 7. Ricky Gooden 432 8. Mark Galloway 402 9. RYNE LIGHTFOOT 400 10. William Walker 383

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Jamie Perlich CAREER 3-PT FG PCT. (min. 50 made) PLAYER FG% Jamie Perlich .452 Bob Knebel .432 Josh Weimer .428 Brian Bechtel .422 Robby Prenkert .410 Ryan Bales .407 RYNE LIGHTFOOT .407 Michael Edison .403 Andy Ganger .392 Jon Zeser .382

Josh Weimer CAREER 3-POINTERS MADE RK PLAYER 3PTS 1. Josh Weimer 346 2. Ryan Bales 303 3. Brian Bechtel 299 4. Bob Knebel 298 Robby Prenkert 298 6. Jon Zeser 237 7. Michael Edison 224 Mark Galloway 224 9. Ron Chrobot 174 10. RYNE LIGHTFOOT 168

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Von Gilbert CAREER BLOCKED SHOTS RK PLAYER BLKS 1. Von Gilbert 245 2. Jody Martinez 197 3. William Walker 145 4. Eric Brand 140 5. TYLER BROWN 125 6. Ricky Gooden 119 7. David Keister 107 8. Joel Grindle 90 9. David Haverstick 78 10. Dave Troyer 76

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

Rico Swanson CAREER STEALS PLAYER STLS Rico Swanson 469 Michael Edison 303 Brian Bechtel 265 Von Gilbert 250 Ryan Bales 247 Kyle Sears 227 Randy Romer 212 Dave Troyer 208 Mark Galloway 194 Ron Chrobot 187

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

Eric Brand CAREER GAMES PLAYED PLAYER GP Eric Brand 157 Mark Galloway 153 Randy Romer 151 Rico Swanson 150 Robby Prenkert 147 Jody Goralski 146 Michael Edison 146 Jody Martinez 145 Von Gilbert 144 Joel Grindle 142


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

Eric Brand Dean Weirich Dave Troyer Ron Holmes Everett Walterhouse Dave Troyer Eric Brand Everett Walterhouse Larry Baughman Jody Martinez Dave Riffell

AVG

23.9 22.9 22.9 22.6 21.8 21.6 21.5 21.4 21.2 20.6 20.6

YEAR

1999-00 1975-76 1991-92 1967-68 1966-67 1990-91 1998-99 1965-66 1963-64 1988-89 1972-73

SINGLE SEASON REBOUNDING RK PLAYER

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

Jody Martinez Jody Martinez Jody Martinez Eric Brand Eric Brand Greg Conrad Greg Conrad Von Gilbert Everett Walterhouse Everett Walterhouse

REBS

494 488 456 438 420 419 418 411 396 396

YEAR

1987-88 1988-89 1989-90 1998-99 1999-00 1968-69 1969-70 1994-95 1966-67 1965-66

SINGLE SEASON ASSISTS RK PLAYER

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

Jerome Calderone Jerome Calderone Rico Swanson Brian Bechtel Ryan Meister Bob Knebel Jerome Calderone Bob Knebel Rico Swanson Doug Snyder

ASTS

322 271 253 249 238 225 223 222 220 217

YEAR

1984-85 1986-87 1997-98 1991-92 1988-89 1989-90 1985-86 1990-91 1996-97 1978-79

SINGLE SEASON FIELD GOAL PCT. (min. 100 made) RK PLAYER

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Jody Goralski Kevin Fulton Dave Troyer Jody Goralski Jeff Clay Dean Moore

FG%

.705 .704 .659 .654 .651 .641

YEAR

1994-95 1976-77 1990-91 1993-94 1996-97 1986-87

SINGLE SEASON FIELD GOALS MADE RK PLAYER

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

FGS

Dave Troyer Eric Brand Eric Brand Mark Galloway Mark Galloway William Walker Eric Brand Dave Troyer William Walker William Walker

345 339 313 304 302 300 298 298 293 290

YEAR

1991-92 1998-99 1999-00 1994-95 1992-93 2008-09 1997-98 1990-91 2006-07 2007-08

SINGLE SEASON FREE THROW PCT. (min. 50 made) RK PLAYER

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

Jerome Calderone Michael Edison Garrett Skipper Ryan Meister Mike Miller Ryan Bales Michael Edison Jack Carpenter Garrett Skipper Jody Martinez

FT%

.896 .891 .887 .885 .885 .882 .881 .873 .870 .868

YEAR

1985-86 1998-99 1985-86 1987-88 1994-95 1997-98 1995-96 1983-84 1984-85 1986-87

SINGLE SEASON FREE THROWS MADE RK PLAYER

1. Eric Brand 2. Dave Troyer 3. Eric Brand 4. RYNE LIGHTFOOT 5. Jody Goralski 6. Rico Swanson 7. Eric Brand 8. Dave Troyer 9. Jerome Calderone 10. TYLER BROWN

FTS

282 203 183 182 173 168 161 160 152 136

YEAR

1999-00 1991-92 1998-99 2006-07 1994-95 1996-97 1997-98 1990-91 1986-87 2007-08

3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Bob Knebel Josh Weimer Brian Bechtel Ryan Bales Brian Bechtel Robby Prenkert Jon Zeser Robby Prenkert

114 105 103 98 98 93 92 92

SINGLE SEASON BLOCKED SHOTS RK PLAYER

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

Von Gilbert Von Gilbert Jody Martinez Von Gilbert Ricky Gooden Von Gilbert David Keister William Walker TYLER BROWN William Walker TYLER BROWN Jody Martinez

BLKS

70 62 62 58 56 56 53 49 48 44 44 44

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

Rico Swanson Rico Swanson Rico Swanson Rico Swanson Michael Edison JD Hershberger Jody Martinez Ryan Bales Dave Troyer Ryan Bales

STLS

132 127 105 105 104 95 92 92 90 89

(min. 50 made)

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

Bryan Wray Robby Prenkert Bob Knebel RYNE LIGHTFOOT Ryan Bales Josh Weimer Jon Zeser Josh Weimer Bob Knebel Brian Bechtel

FG%

.491 .465 .464 .448 .448 .444 .440 .429 .427 .424

YEAR

1998-99 1989-90 1989-90 2007-08 1998-99 2003-04 2006-07 2002-03 1990-91 1992-93

SINGLE SEASON 3-POINTERS MADE RK PLAYER

1. Josh Weimer 2. Ryan Bales

3PTS

130 129

YEAR

1994-95 1993-94 1988-89 1992-93 2003-04 1995-96 2003-04 2007-08 2006-07 2006-07 2007-08 1989-90

SINGLE SEASON STEALS RK PLAYER

SINGLE SEASON 3-PT FG PCT. RK PLAYER

1990-91 2002-03 1992-93 1997-98 1993-94 1990-91 2006-07 1989-90

YEAR

2003-04 1998-99

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1997-98 1995-96 1994-95 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1989-90 1998-99 1991-92 1997-98

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(min. 75% of games played) RK PLAYER

1977-78 1989-90 1997-98 1991-92

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.635 .633 .630 .629

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1999-00 1991-92 1998-99 1988-89 1994-95 1992-93 1997-98 1990-91 1989-90 2008-09

Kevin Fulton Jody Martinez Eric Brand Jody Goralski

PLAYERS

909 894 861 803 798 784 757 756 745 727

7. 8. 9. 10.

OPPONENTS

Eric Brand Dave Troyer Eric Brand Jody Martinez Mark Galloway Mark Galloway Eric Brand Dave Troyer Jody Martinez William Walker

YEAR

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

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INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS Most Points..................................................................48 Dave Troyer vs. Judson, 11/16/91 Most Points in a Half....................................................28 Dave Troyer vs. Judson, 11/16/91 Most Rebounds............................................................33 Greg Conrad vs. Moody, 2/1/69 Highest Field Goal Percentage (min. 10 made).........1.00 multiple times, last by Wes Laidig (10/10) vs. St. Francis, 1/16/08 Most Field Goals Made.................................................21 Ron Holmes vs. Judson, 1/9/68 Highest Free Throw Percentage (min. 7 made).........1.00 multiple times, last by Caleb Laidig (8/8) vs. Judson 11/14/08 Most Free Throws Made...............................................21 Jody Martinez, 1989-90 Highest 3-Pt FG Percentage (min. 5 made)...............1.00 multiple times, last by Ryne Lightfoot (5/5) vs. St. Francis 2/27/08 Most 3-Pointers Made..................................................10 Ryan Bales vs. Marian, 3/4/98 Most Assists in a Game.................................................17 Brian Bechtel, 1991-92 Most Blocked Shots in a Game.......................................7 Von Gilbert vs. Goshen, 2/22/96 Most Steals in a Game..................................................10 Ric Everts vs. Mt. Vernon Nazarene, 1/13/73

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MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS Consecutive Free Throws Made....................................43 Mike Miller, 1993-94 Consecutive Starts Made in a Career...........................134 Greg Thomas, 1979-83 Consecutive Games Played in a Career........................157 Eric Brand, 1996-00 Consecutive Starts Made in a Season...........................40 multiple times, last by Eric Brand & Ryan Bales, 1998-99 Consecutive Games Played in a Season........................40 multiple times, last by Eric Brand, Ryan Bales & Andy Ganger, 1998-99 Consecutive Wins to Open Season................................17 11/7/08 - 12/30/08 Longest Winning Streak, all games..............................28 12/5/95 - 3/8/96 Longest Winning Streak, conference............................20 2/4/95 - 1/7/97 Longest Winning Streak, Goodman..............................51 2/24/94 - 2/25/97 Longest Winning Streak, Wiekamp..............................22 2/9/08 - present Longest Losing Streak, all games...................................8 12/28/05 - 1/24/06 Longest Losing Streak, conference...............................11 11/22/05 - 1/31/06 Longest Losing Streak, Goodman...................................5 1963 -64 Longest Losing Streak, Wiekamp...................................4 1/3/06 - 1/24/06

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TEAM GAME RECORDS Most Points.................................................................146 vs. IUSB, 11/29/97 Most Points in a Half.............................................78 (1st) vs. IUSB, 11/29/97 Most Points in OT...........................................................17 vs. Grace, 3/17/07 Fewest Points................................................................22 vs. Tri-State, 1/21/78 Fewest Points in a Half............................................0 (1st) vs. Tri-State, 1/21/78 Fewest Points in OT....................................................... Most Points Allowed...................................................133 vs. Davenport, 1/31/66 Most Points Allowed in a Half..............................69 (2nd) vs. Davenport, 1/31/66 Most Points Allowed in OT.............................................22 vs. Huntington, 2/7/09 Fewest Points Allowed..................................................21 vs. Tri-State, 1/21/78 Fewest Points Allowed in a Half..............................2 (1st) vs. Tri-State, 1/21/78 Fewest Points Allowed in OT............................................3 vs. Warner Pacific, 3/12/08 Largest Margin of Victory.................................80, 115-35 vs. Fort Wayne Concordia, 12/12/72 Largest Margin of Defeat....................................42, 91-49 vs. Spring Arbor, 1958-59 Largest Come-from-Behind Victory...............................32 vs. Huntington, 2/2/99 down 61-29, won 103-98 Most Rebounds.............................................................60 vs. IU Northwest, 12/7/07 Highest Field Goal Percentage (min. 30 made)......... .677 (44/65) vs. Purdue North Central, 11/7/08 Most Field Goals Made..................................................57 vs. IUSB, 11/29/97 Highest Free Throw Percentage (min. 15 made).........950 (19/20) vs. Manchester, 12/17/83 Most Free Throws Made................................................38 multiple times, last vs. Indiana Wesleyan 1/25/97 Highest 3-Pt FG Percentage (min. 10 made)......... Most 3-Pointers Made...................................................18 vs. Pacific Christian, 1/7/91 Most Assists..................................................................39 vs. IUSB, 11/29/97 Most Blocked Shots....................................................... Most Steals................................................................... TRIPLE DOUBLES Caleb Laidig..................................20 pts, 10 rebs, 10 asts vs. Holy Cross, 12/9/08 Rico Swanson...............................15 pts, 10 rebs, 12 asts vs. Marian, 2/10/98

TEAM SEASON RECORDS Most Wins, all games....................................................38 1994-95 Fewest Wins, all games...................................................1 1958-59 Most Losses, all games..................................................20 2005-06 Fewest Losses, all games.................................................2 1994-95 & 1995-96 Most Wins, conference..................................................14 multiple times, last in 1997-98 Fewest Wins, conference.................................................1 2005-06 Most Losses, conference................................................15 2005-06 Fewest Losses, conference..............................................0 1995-96 Most Wins, home..........................................................19 1989-90 (Goodman) Fewest Wins, home.........................................................1 1958-59 (Clay HS) Most Losses, home..........................................................9 2005-06 (Wiekamp) Fewest Losses, home.......................................................0 multiple times, last in 2008-09 (Wiekamp) Most Points..............................................................4,007 1998-99 Fewest Points..............................................................303 1958-59 Most Points Allowed................................................3,304 1998-99 Fewest Points Allowed................................................371 1958-59 Highest Scoring Average..........................................100.2 1998-99 Lowest Scoring Average.............................................60.6 1958-59 Highest Scoring Average Allowed..............................94.5 1966-67 Lowest Scoring Average Allowed...............................59.7 1980-81 Highest Winning Margin.........................................+23.2 (96.6 - 73.3) 1995-96 Lowest Winning Margin............................................+0.2 (76.4 - 76.2) 2005-06 Most 100-Point Games................................................22 1998-99 Most Rebounds........................................................1,729 1994-95 Highest Field Goal Percentage (min. 1,000 made)......529 (1,421/2,688) 1994-95 Most Field Goals Made.............................................1,451 1997-98 Highest Free Throw Percentage (min. 500 made)..... .772 (530/686), 1986-87 Most Free Throws Made..............................................773 1999-00 Highest 3-Pt FG Percentage (min. 150 made)........... .412 (340/825) 1998-99 Most 3-Pointers Made.................................................340 1998-99 Most Assists................................................................930 1998-99 Most Blocked Shots.....................................................160 1995-96 Most Steals.................................................................566 1998-99

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NAIA National Champions..............................1995, 1997, 1998 National Runners-Up...............................................1999 Final Four..........................1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2009 Elite Eight................1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009 Sweet Sixteen.............................1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 ...................................................1998, 1999, 2008, 2009

MCC Champions..................................1990, 1991, 1994, 1995 ................................1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009 Tournament Champions......................1994, 1995, 1996, .............................................................1999, 2008, 2009

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OPPONENTS

MOST IMPROVED PLAYER 1995-96...............................................................Jeff Clay 1996-97............................................................Eric Brand 1997-98............................................................Eric Brand 1998-99......................................................Luke Zartman 1999-00......................................................Robert Ziegler 2000-01..................................................Adam Bontreger 2001-02........................................................Orane Smith 2002-03..................................................Thomas Jackson 2003-04........................................................... Kyle Sears MARTIN MONEYHEFFER ATTITUDE 1994-95.......................................................Mike McBride 2004-05............................................................ Jon Zeser 1995-96..........................................................Mike Miller 2005-06.........................................................Ted Lawver 1996-97.......................................................Eric Hostetler 2006-07.....................................................Mark Lettinga

NCCAA National Champions...................1992, 1993, 2000, 2007 National Runners-Up......................................1981, 2005 Third Place............................................1987, 1990, 2004 Fourth Place...................................................1989, 2003 District Champs....................................1970, 1974, 1978 ...............1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989 ...............1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2007

A-HISTORY-OF-VICTORY

MENTAL ATTITUDE AWARD 2001-02........................................................David Keister 2002-03..................................................Danny Randolph 2003-04............................................................Kyle Sears 2004-05...........................................................Adrick Hills 2005-06....................................................Andrew Bowen 2006-07...........................................................Kory Lantz 2007-08....................................................Andrew Bowen ......................................................................Derek Moser 2008-09.........................................................Derek Moser

BETHEL COLLEGE RON PAULSEN AWARD 1975-76......................................................Dean Weirich 1977-78.......................................................Steve Brown 1980-81.......................................................Greg Thomas 1987-88.......................................................Larry Fielstra 1989-90............................................................Todd Crist 1990-91................................................Fred Hershberger 1992-93.............................................................Brad Fish 2001-02............................................................Tim Ritter 2003-04.......................................................David Keister 2005-06...........................................................Kyle Sears 2008-09..........................................................Kory Lantz

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2007-08..........................................................Wes Laidig 2008-09............................................................Joe Welch

COACHING-STAFF

1997-98.....................................................Michael Edison 1998-99............................................Jeremy McGlaughlin 1999-00...........................................................Jon Swartz 2000-01............................................................Eric Smith .....................................................................David Keister ...................................................................Robert Ziegler 2001-02........................................................David Keister ...................................................................Robert Ziegler 2002-03..........................................................Sam Gensic 2003-04........................................................David Keister 2004-05.......................................................Andrew Laird 2005-06............................................................Kyle Sears 2006-07..................................................Robbie Lightfoot 2007-08..............................................................Jon Zeser 2008-09...........................................................Kory Lantz

PLAYERS

MOST VALUABLE PLAYER 1963-64..................................................Larry Baughman 1965-66..........................................................Jack Edison 1967-68.............................................Everett Walterhouse 1969-70.........................................................Randy Klotz 1970-71.........................................................Don Holmes 1972-73......................................................Randy Glingle 1974-75.......................................................Dean Weirich 1975-76.......................................................Dean Weirich 1981-82.......................................................Don Zawlocki 1986-87................................................Jerome Calderone 1987-88......................................................Jody Martinez 1988-89......................................................Jody Martinez 1989-90......................................................Jody Martinez 1990-91..........................................................Dave Troyer 1991-92..........................................................Dave Troyer 1992-93.......................................................Brian Bechtel 1993-94.......................................................Brian Bechtel 1994-95.......................................................Jody Goralski ..................................................................Mark Galloway 1995-96.......................................................Rico Swanson 1996-97.......................................................Rico Swanson 1997-98.......................................................Rico Swanson 1998-99............................................................Eric Brand ........................................................................Ryan Bales 1999-00............................................................Eric Brand 2000-01.......................................................Ricky Gooden 2001-02............................................................Tim Ritter 2002-03.......................................................David Keister 2003-04.......................................................Ricky Gooden 2004-05............................................................Kyle Sears 2005-06............................................................Kyle Sears 2006-07....................................................William Walker 2007-08....................................................William Walker 2008-09....................................................William Walker

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#00 JEROME CALDERONE -----INTRODUCTION

Calderone scored or assisted on an amazing 51% of the field goals the Pilots tallied in 1984-85 and earned NAIA All-District 21 Honorable Mention. In 1985-86, Calderone averaged 17.5 points per game and dished out 223 assists and was again named NAIA All-District 21 Honorable Mention.

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Calderone already owned the career assist record after three seasons at Bethel and was gunning for 2,000 career points and 1,000 career assists that final season. He led the club with a 19.6 points per game average and 271 assists that season, but struggled as the playoffs approached. With three minutes reamining in what looked like the final game of his career, Calderone was wondering if he’d ever get to Chattanooga. The Pilots were trailing by six in the final moments of the District IV championship game.

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After scoring a bucket to knot the score at 71, Calderone came up with a steal and a bucket moments later for a two point lead with 1:59 remaining. But the Pilots ace fell to the floor with a leg injury after completing the play. Calderone went to the locker room but managed to return in time for the final 49 seconds. Still limping, he caught an inbounds pass and forced the opponent to commit a foul. With his last chance for a trip to Chattanooga on the line, Calderone sank a pair of free throws to clinch the victory.

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Postseason honors included a spot on the NAIA District 21 First Team as Calderone became the first Pilot gaurd to receive the honor. He also became the first guard in Bethel history to be named to the NCCAA All-America Second Team. For the third time in his career, he was named to the NCCAA District IV team and the Mid-Central Conference team.

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As impressive as the postseason awards were, Calderone’s statistics were all the more attractive. He tallied 666 points and finished as the all-time leading scorer at Bethel with 2,227 career points. He led the team in scoring four consecutive years and scored 25 points or more 21 times during his 132 game career. Calderone was only held scoreless once in his career as a freshman.

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It was appropriate that Jerome Calderone played his last in 1983-84, but the Pilots finished a disappoinging 18-13 Calderone finished with 1,027 career assists and led the Pilots in that category all four years. He nearly doubled game in a Bethel uniform at the NCCAA National finals. and exited early from the NCCAA playoffs. the previous career record and posted four of the top Calderone, a player who complied one of the most Bethel’s star guard responded to that disappoinment. five single season assist totals recorded at Bethel. He imipressive sets of individual statistics in school history, Calderone set a new backcourt standard with 649 points also established a new season record (322) in 1984-85, measured success in trips to Chattanooga (home of the (18.5) and shattered the school assist records (322, 9.2 per including a 16 assist game that season. NCCAA National finals). game). He also established a new record by connecting “It was nice to go over 2,000 poionts and 1,00 assists,” said on 84.7% of his free throw attempts. Calderone. “The assists seem more important because of The Pilots made three consecutive trips to the NCCAA finals before Calderone arrived in 1983-84. When the At first glance, Calderone looked like a scaled down the way I was taught to play basketball. But I wanted to former Mishawaka Marian High School standout signed version of Sylvester Stallone. He put his heart in the game play in a national tourney game before I graduated and I was more thrilled about that.” with the Pilots, Bethel fans were expecting the trend to the way “Rocky” displayed his heart in the ring. continue. “Jerome not only looked like he wanted to win,” said Calderone’s individual statistics were impressive from the Coach Drew, “he wanted to win in his heart. He not only very beginning. He tossed in 353 points and collected dreamt about the game-winning shot, he worked hard to 211 assists (just missing a school record) as a freshman accomplish those dreams.”

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#11 RICO SWANSON The story of the player who literally rewrote Bethel history and took it to an entirely different level from his freshman year to his senior campaign, Rico Swanson, starts out as a young Riley High School football star with scholarship offers from Florida State and Miami.

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Rico, however, wanted to stay close to home and wanted to pursue a scholarship through the game of basketball. “I remember it very clearly when Rico walked into my office for the first time,” recalled Coach Lightfoot. “He sat there wanting an opportunity to play for Bethel, and I don’t think anyone realized how much potential he truly had.”

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It was Lightfoot that made Bethel home for Swanson, giving him the chance to redshirt his first year and test the waters, get accustomed to the Pilots’ style of play, and develop his game at the collegiate level. Right out of the gates Rico’s tenacity, hard work, and ability to see the floor was evident. While storming onto the scene in 1994, Rico’s presence in practice helped guide the Pilots to their first ever NAIA National Tournament appearance.

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While never being satisfied with where his talents were at, Swanson found himself in the gym everyday bright and early at 6 a.m. “I would be walking into my office in the morning to see Rico just finishing up a workout,” said Coach Lightfoot. “Talk about making an impression.” It was that type of dedication that gave Swanson his time to shine on the hardwood in a Pilots uniform. Mike Miller, switching from #11 to #22, gave Rico Swanson an opportunity to wear the number that would never be worn by another Pilot player.

In what was his final collegiate shot, he stopped a step inside the three-point line along the right wing. His fading, twisting jumper gently nestled through the twines with 1.6 seconds to go. “Coach just said to get me the ball, so that’s what we did,” said Swanson. “The shot went in and I thank the Lord for giving me the ability.”

It was that work ethic that helped Swanson and Bethel on their way to its second NAIA National Championship and It was clear who was the dominant player in all of small Rico’s first NAIA National Player of the Year Award. college basketball, giving Rico his second NAIA National

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Player of the Year Award in as many years. In his career, Rico clearly left his mark with an amazing 2,084 points (T-7th all-time), 660 rebounds (20th), 770 assists (2nd), 469 steals (1st), and 127 three-pointers.

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“Over the course of that summer Rico worked on his weaknesses and developed an amazing outside game for us,” added Lightfoot. “He had always been a tremendous defender and able to attack the basket and finish in ways I, as well as many others, had never seen before. His ability to shoot the three and become a dominant scorer really completed his game.”

Rico saved his best for last as he guided the Pilots to their third NAIA National Championship appearance in four years. #11 found himself with the ball in the championship game with the game tied. The term “Rico time” was evident in the hearts of every Pilot fan.

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More of the same in his sophomore year as the Pilots had one of the best seasons in school history, 35-2, where Swanson averaged 13.2 points and 6.0 assists in what ended in disappointment at the NAIA National Tournament. Rico saved the best for last during his upperclassmen years, once again determined to get back to the NAIA National Championship game.

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Rico hit the ground running in his freshman campaign, appearing in all 40 games and averaging 8.0 points and 2.6 assists. He played a vital role in guiding Bethel to its first NAIA National Championship, where he poured in 24 points.

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He became a member of both the 1,000 Point and 500 Rebound Clubs in the NCCAA National Tournament, helping the Pilots to their fourth NCCAA national championship. Walker earned NCCAA Tournament MVP for his efforts, collecting a double-double in all three games.   In his junior season, Walker continued to amaze fans, again increasing his production. He averaged a doubledouble for the season with 19 points and 10 rebounds, leading the nation with 22 double-doubles. He again collected MCC 1st-Team All-Conference and team MVP honors for the season, helping the Pilots climb the standings to lay claim on their ninth MCC regular season championship and fifth tournament championship, their first since the 1999 season.

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Walker also added to his list of accomplishments by earning NAIA 2nd-Team All-American honors, guiding his team to an improbable victory in the opening round of the NAIA National Tournament over Warner Pacific and an appearance in the Elite Eight. Walker had many wondering what he could do for an encore for his senior season. Walker responded by averaging 20 points and 9 rebounds per game, earning the MCC Player of the Year honors as well as NAIA Player of the Year, only the second player in Bethel history to do so.

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He earned his third straight MCC 1st-Team AllConference and team MVP honors, helping the Pilots to a school record 17-0 start and back-to-back MCC regular season championships and back-to-back tournament championships. Walker helped the Pilots to their first undefeated season at home since 1995-96.

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Walker was one of the most prolific players in Bethel history, tallying 2,427 points, 1,234 rebounds, 318 assists, 170 steals and 145 blocks in his career.

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He is one of four players in Pilots’ history with over 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 100 blocks in his career (Eric Brand, Jody Martinez and Dave Troyer).

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From the worst start in program history his freshman “Coming in as a cocky freshman, I always said it would year in 2005-06 to the best start in program history happen [having my jersey retired], but looking back over his senior year in 2008-09, William Walker helped turn what I’ve done, I don’t see it,” said Walker. around a program that was struggling for its identity. “This is a true achievement for me and I am privileged to He capped his record-setting career by being named the join this group of outstanding men.” 2009 NAIA Division II National Player of the Year while in Branson for the national tournament. Despite suffering through a program-worst 10-20 season during his first year, Walker averaged 11 points and 8 The National Player of the Year trophy added to an already rebounds per game, ranking second on the team in points crowded trophy case for Walker, highlighted by the 2009 and first in rebounds. Walker earned MCC All-Newcomer MCC Player of the Year Trophy, 2009 NCCAA National Team honors for his efforts. Player of the Year, 2007 NCCAA National Tournament MVP, 2009 1st-Team NAIA All-American, three Bethel It only got better for Walker in his sophomore season. Team MVPs and three 1st-Team All-MCC selections, as Walker increased his production to 19 points and 9 well as numerous other in-season tournament MVPs and rebounds a game, earning his first of three MCC 1st-Team other awards. All-Conference honors and three team MVP honors.

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He is also one of four players to have his jersey retired (Rico Swanson, Brand and Martinez), one of three players to win the Team MVP award three times (Martinez and Swanson) and one of only two players to be named NAIA National Player of the Year (Swanson).

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#44 JODY MARTINEZ From the brink of being cut from his high school basketball team, to becoming known as “the definition of Bethel basketball,” this is the story of Jody Martinez, the last player ever to wear #44 at Bethel.

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Martinez was a local kid from Mishawaka Marian High School. His coach was none other than a young Mike Lightfoot. When reflecting back on those times, Lightfoot said, “He was the last guy on the team his freshman and sophomore years, he played some junior varsity his junior year, and then something happened.” The behind-the-scenes effort that was engrained in his work ethic finally paid off for Jody, who always found himself at the local park working on any possible post move he could do to become better.

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“I wasn’t sure what to expect out of Jody his senior year, and man, did he ever exceed everyone’s expectations,” said Lightfoot. In his senior campaign at Marian, Jody became the team’s Most Valuable Player. Martinez’s passion for wanting to get better sparked the interest of Bethel College and head coach Homer Drew.

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The skinny center signed his letter of intent to play for Drew’s Pilots, coming into Bethel at 6’6” and 165 pounds. It was only up from there as Jody’s determination and continued work ethic became contagious right from the start. “He had a good first step and great instincts for a player of his size,” said Homer Drew.

“He became a spiritual leader and developed academically. He allowed Christ to mold him and through his solid effort and hard work both on and off the court. He was the perfect candidate to make sure no one else would wear his uniform.”

His #44 jersey was the first to be retired in Bethel College athletic history in 1990. Three of his four single season scoring marks rank in the top ten and three of his four single season rebounding His number was not only retired for what he did on the marks rank as the top three in Bethel history. Martinez hardwood, but also for what he accomplished at Bethel also ranks 2nd in career blocks with 197 and 3rd in career College. field goal percentage at .598.

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As his final season with the Pilots came to a close, Jody had placed himself on top as Bethel’s all-time leading scorer with 2,620 career points and all-time leading rebounder with 1,728 career rebounds.

“I felt embarrassed when they retired my jersey,” said Martinez. “As it was taking place, it felt awkward standing there and receiving this honor. I was humbled by the whole experience and accepted the award on behalf of all my teammates who played with me during my four years at Bethel College.”

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“Jody had developed in so many ways since his days at Marian,” said Lightfoot. “He had a patented duck-under move and a reverse layup that couldn’t be stopped. He was very ‘Larry Bird-ish’ in how he played the game.” “Jody’s jersey was retired because he exemplified what a Bethel basketball player should stand for,” said Lightfoot. Not only was Martinez a threat with the basketball, but he was also the Pilots’ vocal leader. He did anything he “He is a perfect example of someone who came to Bethel could to make sure his teammates got better. just to play basketball, but left changed.

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At the end of Martinez’s first season in 1986-87, Homer Drew took the head coaching position at IUSB before making a home at Valparaiso. As resumés poured in for the open position at Bethel, the one chosen by the Bethel administration was a youthful high school coach named Mike Lightfoot, who would once again see himself coaching Martinez.

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#55 ERIC BRAND -----INTRODUCTION

The 1997-98 campaign was a season of transformation for Eric Brand. During the offseason, Eric hit the weights and came in 30 pounds stronger, giving him the inside presence that the Pilots would desperately need.

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He took what he had learned to the next level, averaging 18.9 points and 8.4 rebounds, en route to an NAIA AllAmerican Honorable Mention and the Pilots’ second consecutive NAIA National Championship. It only got better for Brand. While most people counted the Rico-less Pilots out of contention for another tournament run,it was #55 who displayed his dominance throughout the course of his junior season in 1998-99.

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Averaging 21.5 points and 11.0 rebounds, Brand helped Ryan Bales and company back to their fourth NAIA National Championship game in five years. What ended up being one of the best games in college basketball history ended sour for the Pilots, as they were finally defeated in double overtime by top-seeded Cornerstone on a tough call. Brand finished the game with a championship game record 38 points. The senior season for #55 featured a very youthful Bethel bunch, a team that relied on Brand’s outstanding play game in and game out. And he didn’t disappoint, averaging 23.9 points and 11.1 rebounds, breaking the school’s scoring record in the process.

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Brand helped lead the Pilot youngsters to their first NCCAA National Championship since 1993 with a win over Heritage Christian by one point. In that final season as a Pilot, #55 led the team in every single statistical category, a feat never before accomplished in Bethel basketball history.

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Brand stormed through his four years, winning three national championships and one national runner-up on his way to becoming the all-time leading scorer at Bethel College with 2,696 points. He also finished his career with 1,313 rebounds (3rd all-time), 140 blocks (3rd), and 157 games played (1st).

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Four seasons, four championship game appearances. Eric Brand came to Bethel as a tall, skinny center from Bloomington, Indiana.

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A graduate of Bloomington South High School, Brand was not known for his dominant post play and ability to score the basketball in high school. It was Coach Lightfoot who saw his potential.

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When the dust settled in the Bethel recordbooks, Brand’s name was etched all around, securing a home for his #55 the likes of David Haverstick and Jeff Clay, some of the jersey, which was retired in 2001. strongest post players Bethel has ever seen. “I feel very blessed to have my jersey retired,” said Brand. “There was no question that Eric’s success developed “Not many people have their jersey retired and I’m very as a result of going up against our older big men,” said proud of it. It’s just one of those things where people can break my scoring records, and it’s great if they do, but this Lightfoot. is one piece that will always be there. It’s very special Brand saw limited action through the course of the 1996- because I played on some great teams with great people 97 season, but the battles against his teammates paid off and I thank them for being such great teammates.” as he stepped up his play in Bethel’s run to their second NAIA National Championship.

“When I first saw Eric, what stuck out the most was his ability to run the floor,” said Coach Lightfoot. “I knew he needed to get a lot stronger and that we could get him to that point. The coaching staff knew that, with time, he “I loved the competition of going up against (Jeff) Clay could be an outstanding player for us.” and Stick (David Haverstick) everyday,” said Eric Brand. “Coach Lightfoot made sure they played strong against Coming in as a freshman, Brand quickly learned where me in practice. It was a great challenge and ultimately he stood, practicing everyday and going up against what made me successful.”

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Reinhold, Ron (1989-90) Riddle, Dick (1960-62) Riffell, Dave (1970-75) Riffell, Ron (1963-64) Ringenberg, Jerry (1961-62) Ritter, Tim (1998-02) Robbins, Gerry (1959-64) Romer, Randy (1993-97) Rychener, Scott (1984-87) Sanders, Herman (1961-62) Saurer, Ben (1999-2000) Savill, Matt (2001-02) Schaper, Adam (2004-06) Scherpereel, Art (1961-62) Schwenk, Dave (1974-75) Scifres, Dana (2002-03) Scott, Bruce (1968-69) Sears, Kyle (2002-06) Sewell, Steve (1976-77) Shannon, Daryl (1968-69) Shaw, Jared (2002-03) Shaw, Roy (1974-76) Sheppard, Dave (1968-69) Shively, Tim (1989-91) Showalter, Marc (1974-76) Sili, Jim (1964-67) Skaggs, Landis (1990-93) Skipper, Garrett (1983-86) Smith, Chuck (1971-75) Smith, Eric (1998-01) Smith, Joe (2006-08) Smith, Orane (2001-05) Smith, Pete (1979-80) Smith, Richard (1967-68) Snyder, Doug (1977-81) Spaulding, Brad (1978-82) Spivey, Matt (1997-2000) Stefaniak, Tom (1978-79) Stults, Eric (1998-2000) Stump, Larry (1958-61) Stump, Ron (1958-62) Swartz, Jon (1998-2000) Swanson, Rico (1994-98)

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Randolph, Danny (1996-98, 02-03)

Taylor, Marc (1970-72) Taylor, Ryan (1995-97) Thomas, Brandon (2006-08) Thomas, Greg (1979-83) Thomas, Ryan (1997-98) Tibbets, Lewis (1961-62) Trittipo, Troy (1989-90) Trowbridge, Mel (1983-84) Troyer, Dave (1989-92) Troyer, Mark (1995-97) Troyer, Wendell (1980-82) Tuttle, Rich (1983-84) Vanderheyden, Larry (1962-66) Vanderheyden, Tony (1968-69) Vargo, John (1963-64) Victor, KC (2007-08) Walker, William (2005-09) Walls, Matt (2000-01) Walter, Steve (1992-94) Walterhouse, Everett (1964-68) Warfield, Jim (1972-73) Watson, Ryan (1996-98) Watson, Sam (1970-72) Weaver, Gary (1965-69) Weimer, Jerod (2001-02) Weimer, Josh (2001-05) Weirich, Dean (1974-76) Welch, Eli (1994-98) West, Nolan (1962-63) White, Donee (1974-75) Widner, Gary (1969-70) Wiegand, Landon (1995-97) Williams, James (1997-99) Williams, Theo (1995-96) Williamson, Jason (2003-07) Wilson, Randy (1982-84) Wright, Kyle (2002-04) Wood, Dennis (1964-68) Woodford, Larry (1969-70) Woodring, Jim (1961-62) Woods, Joe (1973-74) Wray, Brian (1998-99) Yoder, Gary (1972-74) Yoder, Jared (1974-78) Zarazee, Joe (1984-88) Zartman, Dana (1976-77) Zartman, Luke (1998-2001) Zawlocki, Don (1977-82) Zeser, Jon (2004-08) Ziegler, Robert (1998-2002) Zumbaugh, Lee (1965-66) Zurcher, Jeff (1994-95)

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Null, Dan (1958-60) Obermeyer, Sam (1991-95) O’Connor, Sean (1988-90) O’Dell, Bill (1979-83) O’Dell, Don (1980-83) Ortman, Delroy (1985-86) Overpeck, Butch (1968-69) Parker, Jake (2001-06) Paulsen, Ron (1969-70) Payne, John (1995-97) Payton, Ernie (1972-74) Perkins, Ray (1984-85) Perlich, Jamie (1990-93) Peterson, Hans (1990-92) Pinter, Bill (1976-78) Phillips, Brian (1998-99) Prenkert, Kip (1962-65) Prenkert, Robbie (1988-92) Randolph, Dan (1970-71)

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Jones, Jon (2003-06) Kauffman, Jerrold (1982-83) Kazmarek, Ralph (1959-62) Keller, Bob (1958-59) Kerns, Damon (1990-94) Keister, David (2000-04) Kixmiller, Kyle (2003-06) Kleber, Sam (2006-08) Klontz, Dave (1964-68) Klontz, Ted (1964-68) Klotz, Randy (1967-70) Knebel, Bob (1987-91) Knight, Harold (1959-63) Knowles, Gary (1979-83) Kowalinski, Larry (1971-72) Laird, Andrew (2003-05) Lantz, Kory (2005-09) LaPlace, Scott (1978-79) Large, Mike (1992-96) Lawver, Ted (2005-06) Lee, Josh (1998-2000) Lehman, Randy (1979-80) Leiter, Bob (1965-69) Leman, Clint (2004-06) Lestikow, Joe (1971-72) Lettinga, Mark (2005-09) Lettinga, Luke (2005-07) Lewis, Eugene (1972-73) Lightfoot, Mike (1975-78) Lightfoot, Robbie (2003-07) Little, Dale (1969-70) Long, Scott (1984-88) Lorence, David (1990-94) Lorton, Kevin (1989-92) Luft, Barry (1976-77) Lutz, Greg (1976-77) Maddox, Chad (2004-06) Magnuson, Doug (1987-88) Mann, Adam (1966-68) Mann, Casey (1995-96) Martin, Greg (1973-74) Martin, Jamie (1986-90) Martinez, Jody (1986-1990) Matteson, Steve (1977-79) McBride, Mike (1991-95) McDaniel, Sam (2003-05) McGillicuddy, Rick (1987-89) McKnight, Brian (1988-89) McPhail, Bill (1958-62) Meister, Ryan (1985-89) Mensah, Keith (1983-86) Michiels, Marc (2000-01) Miller, Mike (1992-96) Milliken, Bob (1963-64) Moore, Dean (1986-87) Moore, Ray (1964-67) Moreland, Paul (1983-87) Moser, Brad (1999-2000) Nabors, Tom (1968-69) Nelson, Bill (1970-74) Nichols, Chris (1989-91) Noak, Tom (1973-77) Norton, Dave (1958-59)

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Fielstra, Larry (1985-88) Fish Brad (1990-93) Fish, Brenton (1997-99) Clickinger, Curt (1993-94) Focht, Joe (1979-93) Forrest, Larry (1984-85) Fry, Gary (1958-62) Fulton, Kevin (1974-78) Fultz, Larry (1960-61) Galloway, Mark (1991--95) Ganger, Andy (1997-2001) Garland, Dennis (1992-93) Gause, Joe (1962-64) Gautier, Gary (1973-75) Gensic, Sam (1999-2003) George, Doug (1972-73) Gerard, Bryan (1980-84) Gilbert, Von (1992-96) Gilliam, Mike (2002-03) Glingle, Randy (1969-72) Goad, Adam (1997-98) Goetz, Matt (1995-97) Gooden, Ricky (2000-04) Goralski, Jody (1991-95) Griffin, Traver (2004-05) Grindle, Joel (1999-2003) Grose, Mark (1975-77) Grossman, Bruce (1979-83) Groves, Jason (1994-96) Hallgarth, Durwin (1964-65) Hamlet, Jeremiah (2000-01) Hammond, Kent (1973-74) Hardman, Jim (1977-78) Harten, Steve (1988-91) Hartz, Charlie (1962-66) Haverstick, David (1995-2000) Henry, Blaise (2004-06) Henry, Jamal (1998-2000) Hershberger, Fred (1987-91) Hershberger, JD (1998-99) Hills, Adrick (2002-05) Himschoot, John (1986-87) Hise, Ricky (2003-05) Hixenbaugh, Gary (1983-84) Hobson, Jeff (1994-98) Holloman, Jim (1978-81) Holmes, Don (1966-71) Holmes, Ron (1964-68) Hoogenboom, Jim (1970-71) Hooks, JT (2006-08) Hosinski, Mike (1979-82) Hossler, Bill (1963-64) Hossler, Jim (1959-60) Hostetler, Eric (1994-97) Hostetler, Scott (1977-81) Houston, Jerry (1980-81) Howell, Don (1960-62) Hunsberger, Fred (1960-61) Ingram, Tom (1971-72) Jackson, Thomas (2000-04) Jenkins, Eddie (1985-86) Johnson, Casper (1975-77) Johnston, Chad (1993-95)

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Abernathy, Drew (1999-2001) Adkins, Chris (2001-03) Adkins, Pat (1986-90) Adkins, Terry (1982-83) Alspaugh, Eric (1979-80) Amor, Kyle (2002-03) Anderson, Greg (1999-2002) Annett, David (1969-70) Armington, Dick (1976-80) Artz, Don (1963-65) Artz, Phil (1958-59) Ash, Jim (1987-89) Bales, Jamie (1997-98) Bales, Ryan (1996-99) Balmer, Arden (1969-71) Baughman, Larry (1960-64) Bechtel, Brian (1990-94) Becknell, Fred (1959-60) Berger, Jon (1994-95) Bethel, Ken (1968-70) Blad, Dave (1969-71) Blosser, Paul (1959-63) Botke, Ed (1977-79) Bowling, Randy (1992-93) Bradford, Woody (1962-63) Bradley, Nic (2000-02) Brand, Eric (1996-2000) Brower, Steve (1974-76) Brown, Steve (1975-79) Calderone, Jerome (1983-87) Carpenter, Jack (1981-85) Carpenter, Jim (1963-64) Chrobot, Ron (1990-93) Civille, Brian (1987-88) Clark, Scott (1984-86) Clay, Jeff (1993-97) Coffman, Bruce (1965-72) Coleman, Bruce (1978-79) Conrad, Gary (1972-75) Conrad, Greg (1967-70) Coolman, Barak (1996-2000) Corbus, Fred (1981-82) Cornell, Paul (1968-70) Cramer, Adam (2003-05) Cramer, Dave (1969-71) Crawford, Ben (1965-66) Crist, Todd (1985-90) Crowl, Mark (1989-91) Cutshall, Hal (1962-63) Daniels, Ken (1976-77) Dickson, Alan (1966-67) Doty, Junior (1967-70) Doty, Seth (2000-01) Downs, Bob (1978-79) Edel, Rex (1974-75) Edison, Jack (1964-67) Edison, Michael (1995-99) Elliott, Kyle (1984-85) Engbrecht, Dennis (1969-70) Evert, Rick (1972-74) Evert, Tim (1971-73) Faulhaber, Ed (1972-74) Feldman, Jon (1991-93)

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