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This Is Bridgewater College

College Information

Location............................................Bridgewater College Founded ...........................................1880 Enrollment.........................................1,550 Nickname..........................................Eagles Colors................................................ Crimson, Vegas Gold Athletic Affiliation............................ NCAA Division III Conference........................................Old Dominion Athletic President............................................ George E. Cornelius Director of Athletics.......................... Curt Kendall

Men’s Soccer Coaching Staff

Head Coach....................................... Matt O’Toole Women’s Soccer Office Phone..........540-828-5756 Coach O’Toole Email: ..................... motoole@bridgewater.edu Assistant Coaches............................. Brent Loope

Sports Information

Sports Information Director........... Steve Cox Assistant SID................................. Tim Leister SID Phone...................................... 540-828-5360 SID Email....................................... scox@bridgewater.edu Assistant SID Phone...................... 540-828-5615 Assistant SID Email....................... tleister@bridgewater.edu SID Fax.......................................... 540-8285611 BC Hotline..................................... 540-828-5649 SID Mailing Address..................... Box 107 ....................................................... Bridgewater College ....................................................... 402 East College Street ....................................................... Bridgewater, VA 22812 Web Site......................................... www.bridgewatereagles.com Women’s Soccer Contact............... Steve Cox

Conference Information

Commissioner................................ Brad Bankston Office Phone................................... 540-389-7373 Conference SID.............................. J.J. Nekoloff SID Office Phone........................... 540-387-9073 Mailing Address............................. 402B Idaho St., P.O. Box 971 ....................................................... Roanoke, VA 24153 Conference Fax.............................. 540-389-6196 Web Site......................................... www.odaconline.com

Credits: The 2010 Bridgewater Men’s Soccer Media Guide is a production of the Bridgewater Sports Information Department. This guide was produced, written and designed by Sports Information Director Steve Cox. Photos provided by Tommy Thompson.


Matt O’Toole, Head Coach Matt O’Toole begins his second season as the head men’s soccer coach at Bridgewater College. Prior to coming to Bridgewater, O’Toole was an assistant coach at the University of Richmond. In 2006, the Richmond program finished third in the Atlantic 10 Conference and advanced to the semifinals of the A-10 Conference tournament. Prior to his stay in Richmond, O’Toole began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Wheaton College. In his two years as an assistant, Wheaton posted an overall record of 34-9-2. The team won the NEWMAC championship in 2003 and advanced to the semifinals at the NCAA Division III tournament. O’Toole was a four-year starter at Providence College and was an All-New England League all-star in 2000. He graduated from Providence with a BS in marketing. O’Toole played five years in the United Soccer League and trained with three Major League Soccer clubs. He also trained with the Bohemians FC of the Eircom Premier League of Ireland. O’Toole resides in Bridgewater with his wife Kate.

Brent Loope, Assistant Coach Brent Loope begins his first season as an assistant coach with the Bridgewater College men’s soccer team. Loope first worked with Eagles’ soccer as an assistant with the women’s program in 2007 and 2008. For two seasons, 2008 and 2009, Loope was the junior varsity girls coach at Fort Defiance High School. He currently is an assistant with the girls varsity team at Fort. He has also coached at the club level since 2007 with the Shenandoah Valley United, coaching high school aged boys and girls teams. He also holds the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma coaching certificate. Loope graduated from Bridgewater College in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies.


10 Shane O’Donnell

Senior 5-11, Midfield Waynesboro, Va./ Waynesboro H.S. Major: Health & Exercise Science 2010: Team Captain 2009: Started every game for the Eagles...led team in points scored with 11... scored five goals and added on assist...honorable mention All-ODAC. 2008: Started 17 of BC’s 18 contests...second on the team in points scored with 10...scored four goals and added two assists. 2007: Started all 18 games for the Eagles as a freshman...second on the team in ponts scored with 15...scored seven goals and had one assist. High School: Played high school soccer for Waynesboro and also played on the club team: SOCA Premier. Personal: Has one sibling - Casey ....Son of John and Laura Lee ...Born April 18, 1989.

4 Aaron Trochim

Senior 6-0, Back Ferrum, Va./ Franklin County Major: Biology 2010 Team Captain. 2009: Started 12 games as a back for the Eagles defense... ODAC All-Academic team selection. 2008: Saw action in eight games. 2007: Played in 16 games and started twice during his freshman season. Personal: Has four siblings - 3 sisters and a brother ...Son of Michael and Linda Trochim ...Born July 7, 1989 ...


11 Bruce Spurlock

Senior 5-11, Back/Midfield Roanoke, Va./ Northside H.S. Major: History & Political Science 2009: Started nine games as a back for the Eagles defense. 2008: Played in all 18 contests and started 12 times. 2007: Played in all 18 games and started 14 games. High School: Captain of varsity junior and senior year...first-team all-dstrict, second team all-region aa a senior. Personal: Has an older brother ...Son of Ron and Diana Spurlock ...Born September 23, 1988.

9 Phillip Raines

Senior 6-2, Midfield Warrenton, Va./ Liberty H.S. Major: International Studies 2009: Saw action in 10 games and started once. 2008: Played in 11 games... scored on goal and had one assist. 2007: Played in 17 games as a freshman and started once. Personal: Has one brother ...Son of Jack and Debbie Raines ...Born July 4, 1989 ...Majoring in International Studies ...A three-time Dean’s list student ...ODAC Academic Award recipient.


2 Nick Rutten

Junior 6-1, Midfield Myersville, Md./ Middletown H.S. Major: English 2009: Saw action in all 18 games and started 17 times... scored three goals...scored goal in Bridgewater’s 1-1 tie against Randolph College. 2008: Saw action in 17 of BC’s 18 contests...started one game. Personal: Has one sibling - Tim ...Son of Dennis and Karen Rutten ...Born January 3, 1990.

7 Ryan Tavernaris

Sophomore 5-11, Back/Midfield Staunton, Va./ Fort Defiance H.S. Major: Biology 2009: Saw action in all 18 games and started 10 times... scored one goal and had one assist. High School: Team won district title his senior year... first team all-dsitrct and allregion...honorable mention all-state. Personal: Born on Oct. 18,1990...parents are Jon and Terri Tavernaris...siblings are Nathan and Sarah


27 Michael Moore

Senior 5-8, Back Chester, Va./ Thomas Dale H.S. Major: 2009: Started 12 games and saw action in 17 games as a back for the Eagles defense. 2008: Saw action in five games. High School: Played at Thomas Dale ...High School holds the state record for the most wins. Personal: Has eight siblings - Hannah, Rebecca, Jonathon, Timothy, Sarah, Rachel, Lydia, and Abigail ...Son of Kevin and Jennifer Moore ...Born May 31, 1990

16 Daniel Visone

Sophomore 5-11, Midfield/Back Fredericksburg, VA./ Colonial Forge H.S. Major: Biology/Pre-Med 2009: Played in 16 contests and started six times. Prep: Won the Coach’s Award ...Also lettered in track and cross country ...Recipient of an Academic Letter all 4 years. Personal: Has two siblings - Nick and Jessica ...Son of Dan and Dorothy Visone ...Born August 12, 1991 ...Majoring in Biology/PreMed.


14 Kevin Gorman

Sophomore 5-10, Back Annapolis, Md./ Mount Saint Joseph H.S. Major: Allied Health Science 2009: Started 17 games for BC as a freshman... scored two goals and had one assist...assisted on Nick Rutten’s goal in 1-1- tie vs. Randolph College. High School: Team won conference title in 2005 and was a finalist in 2006 and 2008... team captain...received team leadership award. Personal: Born on Aug. 22, 1990...parents are Michael and Donna Gorman...siblings are Tom and Chad.

8 Ryan Morgan

Sophomore 6-1, Midfield/Forward Tappahannock, Va./ Esssex Major: Businesss 2009: Saw action in 17 games and started 11 times for the Eagles...second on the team in points with nine... scored three goals and added three assists. High School: Team finished with a 15-3 record and were District champions ...Regional semi-finalist. Personal: Has one sibling - Carter ...Son of Rich and Robin Morgan ...Born July 7, 1991.


13 Adam Riner

Sophomore 6-1, Forward Gordonsville, Va./ Louisa County H.S. Major: Health & Exercise Scienc 2009: Started in 12 games as a freshman and scored one goal. High School: Led team in scoring as a sophomore... second-team all-district as a senior...senior year his travel team (SOCA Premiere) won state cup/ Personal: Son of Tracey and Dennis Riner...sibling McKenzie

0 Travis Morris

Junior 6-0, GK Westminster, Md./Winters Mill Major:Health & Physical Education 2009: Started first nine games at goalkeeper before injury sidetracked his season...ODAC All-Academic team selection. 2008: Saw action in five games as a freshman. AllODAC Sportsmanship Award High School: Two-time allconference goalkeeper. Personal: Has one sibling Brittany ...Son of Skip and Linda Morris ...Born April 28, 1990


20 Ryan Pigg

Sophomore 6-4, Forward Amherst, Va. Amherst County H.S. Major:Pre-Engineering

2009: Saw action in 16 games with one start...scored one goal and had two assists. High School: 2009 Amherst team advanced to the Regionals before losing to Northside. Personal: Has two siblings - Morgan and Mackenzie ...Son of Leigh Pigg ...Born June 21, 1991.

5 Brice Nelson Junior 6-0, Back Harrisonburg, Va. Spotswood H.S. Major: Business

2009: Saw action in 12 games as a back for the Eagles defense. 2008: Saw action in five games. High School: Team captain...team’s leading scorer...first-team alldistrict, second-team all-region. Personal: Has one sibling ...Son of Greg and Melissa Nelson ...Born April 8, 1990.

19 James Robbie Sophomore 5-7, Midfield Mt. Solon, Va. Fort Defiance H.S. Major: Education

2009: Saw action in four games during his freshman season. High School: 2009 team won the District Championships and advanced to the 2nd round of Regionals ...A member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Has two siblings - Emily and Ian ...Son of Jeff and Beth Robbie ...Born April 11, 1991.

21 Jonathan Hooks Sophomore 5-9, Back Fairfax, Va. W.T. Woodson H.S. Major: Music

2009: Saw action in five games during his freshman season. High School: A varsity letter winner in track and soccer...fouryear starter for the soccer team. Personal: Has one sibling - Daniel ...Son of Robert and Linda Hooks ...Born October 25, 1990 ...Majoring in Music.

Newcomers 23 Sawyer Janes

Freshman 5-6, Forward Waynesboro, Va. Waynesboro H.S. Major: Applied Physics

15 Patrick Thornton Freshman 5-7, Forward Bowie, Md.. Bowie H.S. Major: Biology


Newcomers 24 Daniel Hallman

17 Zach Hosler

13 Alec Utter

25 Nathan Lane

12 Robert Gray

3 Zach Malpass

22 Gerard Miniaci

28 Anthony Hopkins

Freshman 6-2, GK Cavetown, Md. Smithsburg H.S. Major: History & Political Science

Freshman 5-8, Midfield Centreville, Va. Westfield H.S. Major:Business Minor:Political Science

Freshman 6-0, GK Alesandria, Va. Mount Vernon H.S. Major: History

Sophomore 5-8, Midfield Sterling, Va. Dominion H.S. Major: Health & Physical Education

Freshman 6-0, Midfield Manheim, Pa. Manheim Central H.S. Major: Business

Freshman 6-1, Back Glen Allen, Va. J.R. Tucker H.S. Major: Deciding

Freshman 5-11, Back Chatham, Va. Chatham H.S. Major: Health & Exercise Science

Freshman 5-7, Forward Williamsburg, Va. Woodside H.S. Major: Information Systems Management


Individual Records Goals Game - 3, several times; most recent Chris Thomas vs. Guilford, Oct. 4, 2008 Season - 14,Chris Thomas, 2008 Career - 35, Chris Thomas, 2005-08 Points Game - 6, several times; most recent Chris Thomas vs. Guilford, Oct. 4, 2008 Season - 41, Chris Thomas, 2008 Career - 96, Chris Thomas, 2005-08 Saves Game - 20, twice by Sean Polson Season - 175, Sean Polson, 1995 Career - 428, Sean Polson, 1992-95 Assists Game - 3, Matt Brock vs. Dickinson, Oct. 6, 2004 Season - 13, Chris Thomas, 2008 Career - 26, Chris Thomas, 2005-08

CHRIS BROCK, 2004 ODAC Player of the Year

Shutouts Season - 4, Mitch Hamersley, 2006; Jon Boller, 2002 Career - 9, Mitch Hamersley, 2003-06 Save Percentage Season - 85.5%, Jon Boller, 2002 Career - 77.9%, Jon McClure, 1997-2000 Goals Against Average Season - 1.14, Jon Boller, 2002 Career - 1.48, Mitch Hamersley, 2003-06

IN MEANG, 2003 ODAC Rookie of the Year


Through The Years 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992

Matt O’Toole Anthony "Nino" Altomonte Anthony "Nino" Altomonte Anthony "Nino" Altomonte Anthony "Nino" Altomonte Anthony "Nino" Altomonte Mike Brizendine Mike Brizendine Mike Brizendine Ian Spooner Ian Spooner Dan Ensley Dan Ensley Donnie Fulk Donnie Fulk Donnie Fulk Donnie Fulk Donnie Fulk

1-16-1 6-9-3 3-15 7-11-1 10-10-1 8-6-4 12-6 11-7 4-11 6-11-1 1-13-2 6-10 3-15 2-15 2-13-1 2-14 3-11 1-11

MIKE BRIZENDINE was named ODAC Coach of the Year in 2003

Individual Honors 2003 2003 2003 2004 2004 2006 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008

In Meang - ODAC Freshman of the Year Mike Brizendine - ODAC Coach of the Year Matt Brock All-ODAC First Team Matt Brock - ODAC and VaSID Player of the Year Matt Brock - All-ODAC First Team Chris Thomas - All-South Region Third Team (NSCAA) Chris Thomas - All-ODAC First Team Chris Thomas - All-ODAC First Team Chris Thomas - ODAC Men’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete of the Year Chris Thomas - All-South Region Second Team (NSCAA) Chris Thomas - Second Team Academic All-American

2009 Individual Honors

CHRIS THOMAS

Shane O’Donnell, 2nd-Team All-ODAC; Zac Cundiff, Honorable mention All-ODAC


2009 Season In Review


The College


ATHLETIC TRAINING College athletics has evolved to the point where total physical preparation is necessary to be successful. Bridgewater employs a five-member athletic training staff. Under the tutilege of Director Barbara Long, the group of Sarah Cook, Chase Hale, Ellen Hicks and Scott Powers serve as Assistant Athletic Trainers for the entire Bridgewater College Athletics Department. Long is a graduate of Bridgewater College with a degree in Biology; United States Sports Academy with master’s degrees in Sports Medicine and Fitness Management and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Education program in Organzational Leadership at Shenandoah University. She was certified by the Board of Certification in 1989 and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as an athletic trainer. Her career has had her working with professional and high level amateur athletes at places like the World University Games, US Olympic Training Center, and several professional football camps. She has also served as Head Athletic Trainer at Broadway High School and as clinical ATC for RMH Rehab Services, and Body Ease Physical Therapy, PC. Barbara spent 10 years as a clinical athletic trainer and through this work developed community education presentations and publications dealing with Exercise and Aging, Fall Prevention, Increasing the Functional Limits of Aging, and Children and Sports. Barbara and her husband, Stuart, reside in the Lacey Springs area with their two children, Tyler and Cassie. Cook hails from Lewiston, Maine. She has a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from Colby-Sawyer College and a Master of Arts degree in Sport Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Sarah spent a summer as the head athletic trainer at J Robinson Intensive Basketball Camps and has experience working with Division I Men’s Ice Hockey and Men’s Gymnastics. She resides in Harrisonburg with her menagerie of small animals. Her primary responsibilities are men’s and women’s soccer and softball. Hale joined the Bridgewater staff in the spring of 2000 as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science/Athletic Training and a Master’s degree in Health Science Education from James Madison University. Chase is currently pursuing his Doctorate of Education degree from Shenandoah University in organizational leadership. For two years he was contracted from RMH Rehab Services, where he also worked within the occupational and physical therapy departments, to provide athletic training services at Bridgewater College. In 2002, Hale moved to a full-time faculty position in the Health and Exercise Science Department where he teaches kinesiology and athletic training courses. In addition to teaching, Professor Hale also serves as the clinical education coordinator for the athletic training education program. His career has had him working with collegiate baseball, football, soccer, and volleyball. Currently, he works with the College’s field hockey, lacrosse, and tennis teams. Hale lives in Grottoes with his wife Ada and their three children Charlie, Stella, and Eliza. Hicks has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Bridgewater College, and a Master of Education degree from Northwestern State University in Health Promotion. She was certified by the Board of Certification in 1996 and is licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Medicine as an Athletic Trainer, Pharmacy Technician, and Emergency Medical Technician. Ellen has 11 years clinical athletic training experience; the last ten of those years were with RMH Rehab Services. She has also spent the last nine years working for Rockingham County Public Schools at Broadway High School as the Head Athletic Trainer. Ellen resides in Port Republic and primarily works with Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, and Track & Field. Powers comes to Bridgewater College with a variety of athletic training experience. As a graduate of North Dakota State University and James Madision University, he has spent 27 years working in the clinical and secondary school environments. Athletic training has allowed him to work with several international sports teams in many different countries including the 1996 Olympics Games in Atlanta. Scott resides in Dayton with his wife Pam and their sons, Justin, Jake, Joshua and Jason.

Barbara Long

Sarah Cook

Chase Hale

Ellen Hicks

Scott Powers


STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR JOE SOLTIS Joe Soltis is entering his eighth year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Bridgewater College. Soltis comes to Bridgewater college as a USA Weightlifting Club Coach. He actively competes in Olympic Weightlifting and won his weight class at the Arnold Classic in 2009. Soltis played running back for Emory & Henry and spent four years as an assistant coach at Glenvar High School in Salem, Va. from 1990-94. Soltis is also the Offensive Coordinator for the Bridgewater College Football team. He resides in Bridgewater and is married to the former April Fifer, a 2004 Bridgewater graduate and a teacher in the Rockingham County Public Schools

ASST. STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR STEPHON HEALEY Stephon Healey will begin his seventh year as the Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Healey came to the States from London, England. Healey studied as an intern under both Keith Morgan at the National Sports Center in Crystal Palace, London and with Edgar Curtis at the Leeds Rhinos (professional rugby team). Healey has experience in competing and coaching at both Powerlifting and Olympic lifting meets. Healey played collegiate football at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. A graduate from the University of Greenwich (London), Healey has his undergraduate degree in Education and Human Movement Studies. Healey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a Certified USA Weightlifting club coach.

The mission of the Bridgewater College's Strength and Conditioning Program is to assist BC athletes in enhancing their athletic performance. Our goal is to undertake this mission by reducing the risk of athletic injury, developing the force potential (strength and power) of each athlete, enhancing the specific movement patterns related to their activity and addressing the energy needs for each sport. Ultimately we intend to maximize the athletic potential of each of our student athletes.


Commissioner Brad Bankston Celebrating its 35th year of operations, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) is one of the nation’s largest Division III conferences. The 14- member ODAC, including one associate member, stands as the second-largest multi-sport NCAA Division III conference in the country. The league was formed on May 18, 1975 as the Virginia College Conference and began operations in September of 1976. (The name change to Old Dominion Athletic Conference became effective January 1, 1976). Charter members were eight colleges located in the state of Virginia: Bridgewater College, Eastern Mennonite College, Emory & Henry College, Hampden-Sydney College, Lynchburg College, Randolph-Macon College, Roanoke College and Washington and Lee University. From its initial year of operation through the 1981-82 academic year, the ODAC sponsored competition in 10 men’s varsity sports, including football, soccer, and cross country in the fall; basketball, wrestling, and indoor track and field in the winter; and baseball, golf, tennis, and outdoor track and field in the spring. Women’s sports were added prior to the 1982-83 school year. Today, the ODAC has grown to Sponsor championships in 22 sports (10 men and 12 women) and houses nine full-time coeducational institutions with four single-gender schools making up the current 13 full-time members. The conference expanded in the late 1980s, early 1990s and most recently in 1999. Virginia Wesleyan became the 13th member of the conference in 1988 and began full-scale competition in the league in the 1989-90 academic year. Guilford College, voted into the conference in the spring of 1990, began competing for conference championships in the 1991-92 season. The Catholic University of America (DC) was accepted for associate membership in football on January 12, 1999. Over the past 16 years the conference and the City of Salem, Va., have gained national attention through hosting five NCAA Division III championships in football, men’s basketball, softball, baseball, women’s lacrosse, and volleyball. The growing list of titles passed out in Salem began in the fall of 1993 with the DIII Football Championship. Through the 2008-09 academic year, the conference and city have hosted 46 NCAA Division III Championships since the ‘93 Stagg Bowl. This year, the two will serve as hosts to the DIII football and men’s basketball championships.

Asst. Commissioner J.J. Nekoloff

Director of Championships Mollie Robertson

Mary Jane Esperiti Administrative Assistant


2010 Men’s Soccer Schedule Date Sept. 1, (Wed.) Sept. 3, (Fri.) Sept. 8, (Wed.)

Opponent Stevenson Southern VA NC Wesleyan

Time Location 4:00 pm Stevenson, MD 4:00 pm Bridgewater 4:00 pm Rocky Mount, NC\

Sept. 11, (Sat.) Sept. 12, (Sun.)

Randolph-Macon Select Tournament vs. Ferrum College 12:00 pm Ashland, VA vs. Washington 12:00 pm Ashland, VA

Sept. 15, (Wed.) Sept. 18, (Sat.) Sept. 22, (Wed.) Sept. 28, (Tue.) Oct. 2, (Sat.) Oct. 6, (Wed.) Oct. 9, (Sat.) Oct. 14, (Thurs.) Oct. 16, (Sat.) Oct.20, (Wed.) Oct.23, (Sat.) Oct.26, (Tues.) TBA

Averett Emory & Henry* Eastern Mennonite* Randolph-Macon* VA Wesleyan* Roanoke* Lynchburg* Marymount Guilford* Hampden-Sydney* Washington & Lee* Randolph* ODAC Tournament

4:00 pm 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 2:30 pm 4:00 pm

Danville, VA Bridgewater Harrisonburg, VA Bridgewater Norfolk, VA Bridgewater Lynchburg, VA Bridgewater Bridgewater Hampden-Sydney, VA Lexington, VA Bridgewater

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2010 Bridgewater College Men's Soccer Media Guide  

2010 Bridgewater College Men's Soccer Media Guide

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