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2009 Butler Volleyball Table of Contents Quick Facts................................................................................................................1 Welcome to Butler ..................................................................................................2-3 Hinkle Fieldhouse ......................................................................................................4 The City of Indianapolis .............................................................................................5 The Horizon League ..................................................................................................6 2009 Horizon League Championship ........................................................................6 Being a Bulldog .........................................................................................................7 2009 Outlook ..........................................................................................................8-9 2009 Roster Breakdown ............................................................................................9 2009 Coaching Staff ...........................................................................................10-11 Player Bios .........................................................................................................12-25 2008 Season in Review ...........................................................................................26 2008 Statistics and Results .....................................................................................27 2008 Horizon League Recap ...................................................................................27 Butler All-Americans ................................................................................................28 Volleyball Hall of Famers .........................................................................................28 Where Are They Now? ............................................................................................29 Volleyball Alumni......................................................................................................29 Records 30-32 2009 Team Photo ...........................................................................Inside Back Cover 2009 Roster ....................................................................................Inside Back Cover 2009 Schedule.......................................................................................... Back Cover Please send all media requests to Josh Rattray, Assistant Sports Information Director and volleyball contact.

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The 2009 Butler volleyball media guide was designed, written and updated by Chris Urban, Assistant Sports Information Director, with assistance from Sports Information Intern Candyce Brown. Editing assistance by Jim McGrath and Joe Gentry. Additional assistance provided by Sheryl Rodgers and Sally Cutler. Action photography, headshots and team photos by Brent Smith. Cover design by Alisha Luckenbill, Butler Marketing Communications. Certain photos and information provided by Butler University’s admissions department and the Butler volleyball team. Printing by Moeller Printing, Indianapolis, Ind.

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University Information City/Zip: ...................................................Indianapolis, Ind., 46208 Founded: ................................................................................1855 Enrollment: ............................................................................4,200 Nickname: ......................................................................... Bulldogs Colors: ................................................. Blue (PMS 540) and White Home Court: ...................................................... Hinkle Fieldhouse Capacity: ..............................................................................10,000 Conference: .......................................................... Horizon League Affiliation: .............................................................. NCAA Division I President: ..............................................................Dr. Bobby Fong Athletic Director: ......................................................... Barry Collier Associate AD/SWA: ......................................................Beth Goetz Faculty Athletics Rep.: ............................................. Dr. Joe Kirsch Ticket Manager: ............................................................ Matt Harris Ticket Office Phone: .............................................. (317) 940-9390 Athletics Phone: ..................................................... (317) 940-9375 Volleyball Staff Head Coach: ..............................................................Sharon Clark 10th Season Alma Mater/Year: ............................... Cal State-Sacramento, 1989 Record at Butler: ......................................135-131 (Nine Seasons) Horizon League Record: ........................................................65-63 Overall Record: ........................................... 237-239 (16 Seasons) Clark’s E-mail: ...................................................sclark@butler.edu Assistant Coach: .............................................................. Jeff Getz First Season Alma Mater/Year: .........................................................Lewis, 2002 Getz’s E-mail: ......................................................jgetz@butler.edu Assistant Coach:.......................................................... Dawn Jones First Season Alma Mater/Year: .......................................... Delaware State, 2007 Jones’ Email: .................................................. dajones@butler.edu Volleyball Office Phone:.......................................... (317) 940-8512 Program History First Year of Volleyball: ...........................................................1975 All-Time Record: ............................................................. 617-469-1 NCAA Appearances: ......................................................One (1997) Team Information 2008 Overall Record: .............................................................19-11 Home/Road/Neutral: ..................................................... 8-3/5-6/6-2 2008 Horizon League Record: ...................................................8-8 Home/Road: ........................................................................ 6-2/2-6 League Finish: ...........................................................................5th Horizon League Championships: ...............................................1-1 Semifinals 2008 Postseason: ...................................................................... N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.....................................................9/4 Starters Returning/Lost:.................................................5 + libero/1 Newcomers:...................................................................................2 Sports Information Associate AD/Communications: ................................. Jim McGrath Assistant SID/Volleyball Contact: ................................Josh Rattray Josh Rattray E-mail: ......................................... jrattray@butler.edu Josh Rattray Office Phone:..................................... (317) 940-9994 Josh Rattray Cell Phone: ........................................ (317) 828-9312 Sports Information Fax: .......................................... (317) 940-9808 Mailing Address: ...................................................... Butler Athletics Hinkle Fieldhouse 510 W. 49th St. Indianapolis, IN 46208

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Butler University Welcome To

BUTLER!

The five faculty and 113 students present when Butler University opened in 1855 laid a solid foundation for more than 150 years of creative change and progress. Today’s 4,200 students carry on that legacy, as they continue to look ahead while treasuring the traditions unique to Butler. The young school, originally named North Western Christian University, was unusually innovative. It was the first in Indiana, and only the third in the nation, to admit women on an equal basis with men. With the appointment in 1858 of Catherine Merrill as Demia Butler Professor of English, the institution became the second in the country to appoint a woman faculty member, the first to establish an endowed chair specifically for a female professor and the first to establish a professorship in English literature. The school was also the first in Indiana to allow its students, with parental consent, to choose subjects suited to their needs under a new “elective” system. As Indianapolis grew, the city’s commercial district began to penetrate the heavily-wooded campus at what is now the corner of Thirteenth Street and College Avenue. In 1873, the board of directors decided to sell the downtown campus and accept a gift of 25 acres in Irvington, then a suburb east of Indianapolis. In 1877, North Western Christian University became Butler University, taking the name of its founder and benefactor, Indianapolis attorney Ovid Butler. Butler moved again 50 years later, as the “Circle City” continued to grow. In 1928, classes were held for the first time in Jordan Hall, an imposing new Gothic structure erected on the beautiful Fairview Park Site, a wooded tract north of the city on the White River and the Inland Waterway Canal. Today’s students come from nearly every state in the nation and from many foreign countries to enroll in degree programs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, or in one of four professional colleges -- Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts or Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Butler is one of only 21 private schools in the country offering a pharmacy program.

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Butler University

True to the vision of its founders, the University continues to offer an array of professional and pre-professional programs within the context of a strong commitment to the traditional arts and sciences and to the values of liberal education. Butler continues to welcome highly motivated, intellectually curious men and women, and to prepare them for lives of professional and community service and creative, ethical action. Butler is one of the top 20 US colleges for producing business executives, is in the top 10% for preparing future Ph.D.s and is located in the Number two city for college graduates starting a career. Although the thriving city of Indianapolis has once again grown to surround Butler University, the 290-acre campus remains a serenely beautiful area with 20 buildings, playing fields, a formal botanical garden, and a nature preserve surrounded by wellestablished residential communities. Located only five miles from “The Circle,” the heart of the city, the campus offers easy access to cultural and sporting events in downtown Indianapolis. Butler’s mission is to provide the highest quality of liberal and professional education and to integrate the liberal arts into profession education by creating, and fostering a stimulating intellectual community built upon interactive dialogue and inquiry among faculty and students. Butler University is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The University is licensed for teacher training by the State Department of Education in Indiana and appears on the approved list of the American Association of University Women.

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Hinkle Fieldhouse

Home of the

BULLDOGS Hinkle Fieldhouse has reigned as one of the nation’s great sports arenas for more than 80 years. The classic facility was constructed in 1928 and it has stood up to the test of time, maintaining the splendor, character and atmosphere that made it one of the nation’s most famous sports arenas more than 80 years ago. The Fieldhouse, which remained virtually unchanged for more than 60 years, received a major facelift during the summer of 1989. Among the changes to the historical building were new chairback seats in the lower arena, new doors and windows on the south side of the exterior, new athletic team offices, a training room and locker rooms off the main arena, a VIP lounge, repaved parking lot, outside Constructed in 1928, Hinkle Fieldhouse is on the National Register of Historic Buildings. landscaping, extensive interior painting and a new public address system. More recently, the Fieldhouse has received a new weight room, new football offices, sports information/ marketing offices, and administrative offices. All of the renovations have been geared toward upgrading the facility, while retaining the history and nostalgia of the home of “Hoosier Hysteria.” The original construction of Butler Fieldhouse was part of a massive project designed to give Butler one of the finest athletic plants in the nation. The project was financed by a corporation of 41 prominent and farsighted Indianapolis businessmen. Completion of the Fieldhouse was guaranteed when Butler signed a lease agreement with the Indiana High School Athletic Association allowing the high school state basketball tournament to be played in the massive new facility. In addition to basketball, the Fieldhouse was the site of the Indiana State High School When Hinkle Fieldhouse opened in 1928, the floor ran east and west, which put more than half the seats at the ends of the court. It was turned to its current configuration in the early 1930’s. Volleyball Championship from 2001 to 2006.

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The City of Indianapolis

Opportunity, Hospitality and . . . SPORTS! Just when it seemed the sporting scene in Indianapolis couldn’t get any better, it did! Long recognized as the “Amateur Sports Capitol of the World”, Indianapolis is in the midst of another sports explosion. From the Indiana Pacers to the Final Four, Peyton Manning and the Super Bowl XLI Champion Colts to the spectacular Victory Field, the Butler Bulldogs, the NCAA, Lucas Oil Stadium and Conseco Fieldhouse, everywhere you turn sports are booming! It’s not surprising. Sports have played a key role in the development of the Hoosier state capital. Indianapolis gained an international reputation as host of the largest single-day sporting event in the world - the Indianapolis 500. In fact, the city hosts the two largest single-day sporting events in the world - the Indy 500 and the All-State 400 at the Brickyard. Indianapolis hosted the Pan American Games in 1987, the NCAA Final Four in 1980, 1991, 1997,

2000 and 2006, the World Gymnastics Championship in 1991, the World Rowing Championships in 1994, the World Basketball Championship in 2002, the World Swimming Championship in 2004, has hosted Olympic trials in swimming, diving, and synchronized swimming, national championships in gymnastics, boxing, track and field, rowing, canoe/ kayak, swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, archery and ice skating, and numerous NCAA championships. Indianapolis boasts the Indiana Pacers of the NBA, the Indiana Fever of the WNBA and the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL. The Triple-A Indianapolis Indians play in one of the finest minor The Circle Centre mall features more than 100 shopping, dining and enterleague baseball parks in the nation - tainment options in the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Victory Field - and the city is called home by the Indiana Ice profes- League headquarters is located in Indianapolis and the sional hockey team. Indy has hosted the NCAA national office moved to Indianapolis in 2001 1993 U. S. Women’s Open Professional Not surprisingly, Indianapolis features a wide Golf Tournament, the 1991 PGA, the array of world-class sports facilities. The recently Brickyard Crossing Senior Golf Classic, contstructed 64,000-seat Lucas Oil Stadium is home the 2005 Solheim Cup and the 2009 US to the Indianapolis Colts, NCAA basketball, the 2012 Senior Open. The Indianapolis Tennis Super Bowl and numerous other events. The Indiana Championships at the Indianapolis Ten- Pacers play in the 18,500-seat Conseco Fieldhouse. nis Center has become one of the major The city is home to the Indiana University Natatorium, tennis tournaments in the world. featuring one of the fastest swimming pools in the The Hoosier capital houses the head- world, the state-of-the-art National Institute for Fitquarters for numerous national amateur ness and Sport, the Indianapolis Tennis Center which sports governing bodies, including the houses 24 tennis courts and an 8,000-seat stadium, United States Gymnastics Federation, the 12,500-seat IU Track and Field Stadium, the USA Track and Field, U. S. Diving, U. S. Major Taylor Velodrome, historic Hinkle Fieldhouse Lucas Oil Stadium is the home of the National Football League’s IndiaSynchronized Swimming and the United and Victory Field. napolis Colts and the 2010 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four. States Rowing Association. The Horizon

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The Horizon League Horizon League Demographics Institution Butler Cleveland State Detroit Green Bay Loyola Milwaukee UIC Valparaiso Wright State Youngstown State

One Pan American Plaza 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46225 (317) 237-5622 Fax - (317) 237-5620 www.horizonleague.org

Enrollment 4,200 16,245 5,600 5,416 14,764 28,000 24,541 4,000 17,074 12,898

Location Indianapolis, Ind. Cleveland, Ohio Detroit, Mich. Green Bay, Wis. Chicago, Ill. Milwaukee, Wis. Chicago, Ill. Valparaiso, Ind. Dayton, Ohio Youngstown, Ohio

TV HH (DMA Rank) 1,053,750 (25) 1,541,780 (16) 1,938,670 (11) 432,810 (69) 3,430,790 (3) 880,390 (33) 3,430,790 (3) 3,430,790 (3) 513,610 (59) 276,720 (102)

Horizon League Championship Bracket Hosted by No. 1 Seed

Quarterfinals - Nov. 20

No. 3 Seed

Semifinals - Nov. 21

Championship - Nov. 22

Match 3 Match 1 Match 5

No. 6 Seed

No. 4 Seed

No. 1 Seed plays lower remaining seed in Match 4 No. 2 Seed plays higher remaining seed in Match 3

CHAMPION

Match 2 No. 5 Seed

Match 4

All-Time Volleyball Tournament Champions Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

Champion Milwaukee CSU Milwaukee Loyola Loyola Green Bay Milwaukee Milwaukee Loyola Loyola Milwaukee Butler NIU Loyola Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Notre Dame Dayton Saint Louis Saint Louis Butler Butler

2nd CSU Valparaiso UIC WSU CSU Milwaukee Loyola Loyola Butler Milwaukee Loyola Loyola Butler NIU NIU Butler Loyola Loyola Butler Butler Butler Loyola Xavier

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Site Cleveland, Ohio Milwaukee, Wis. Dayton, Ohio Chicago, Ill. Youngstown, Ohio Indianapolis, Ind. Green Bay, Wis. Milwaukee, Wis. Cleveland, Ohio Chicago, Ill. Dayton, Ohio Chicago, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind. DeKalb, Ill. DeKalb, Ill. Evansville, Ind. Pittsburgh, Pa. Indianapolis, Ind Cincinnati, Ohio St. Louis, Mo. Chicago, Ill Indianapolis, Ind. Evansville, Ind.

All-Time Volleyball Tournament Records School Notre Dame Northern Illinois Milwaukee Saint Louis Loyola Valparaiso Butler Dayton Cleveland State Green Bay Wright State Oral Roberts Evansville Xavier UIC Youngstown State Duquesne La Salle Marquette

Yrs. 5 3 13 5 23 2 23 5 14 14 15 1 8 9 14 8 1 2 2

Current league members in italics

W 11 6 20 10 40 3 27 5 9 8 8 1 5 5 5 1 0 0 0

L 2 2 8 5 22 2 20 6 13 13 15 2 12 15 14 8 1 2 4

Pct. .846 .750 .714 .667 .645 .600 .574 .455 .409 .381 .348 .333 .294 .250 .263 .111 .000 .000 .000

1st 4 1 5 2 5 0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2nd 0 2 2 0 7 1 6 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0


Being a Bulldog Strength & Conditioning

Butler athletes benefit from an extensive strength and conditioning program under the direction of Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Jim Peal. The purpose of Butler’s strength training program is two-fold. One is to reduce the risk of injury and the second is to increase performance potential. By increasing the strength of each athlete’s muscles, bones and connective tissues, the chance of incurring an injury while performing lessens. The increase in functional strength is also an important step toward reaching the athlete’s athletic potential. The strength and conditioning program stresses flexibility, agility, jumping skills, speed and reaction time, as well as strength. The program utilizes free weights, strength machinery, manual resistance and additional innovative techniques to help maximize the chance for Butler athletes to succeed. The center of Butler’s strength and conditioning program is the 4,000-square foot weight training room located in Hinkle Fieldhouse. The weight room, which features an entire outside wall of glass, is stocked with free weights, weight machines, stationary bikes, stairmasters, and related apparatus, and allows Butler athletes to train in an open and comfortable environment.

Academic Support

Balancing the demands of NCAA Division I athletics with the responsibilities of a rigorous academic schedule is one of the biggest challenges facing collegiate student-athletes. To help ease that challenge Butler provides a dedicated academic support system. The Athletic Academic Support Offices are located in Hinkle Fieldhouse, where coordinator Sonya Hopkins and staff are available to assist student-athletes in solving academic and nonacademic problems. Butler offers its student-athletes academic and career counseling, guidance in study skills and time management, and academic tutoring. The academic staff monitors each student-athlete’s progress toward Butler’s degree requirements. Support services for student-athletes are provided on a by-need or by-student/coach request basis. Butler teams and student-athletes have won numerous league and national academic awards.

Travel in Style

The Bulldogs will travel in style during the 2009 campaign, using one of the finest fleets of bus transportation for road games. The coaches feature all-electric plush recliners for the players as well as a lounge area at the rear. The fleet also comes complete with multiple flat panel TVs, two satellite systems with Direct TV®, twin DVD systems, on-board rest room and a galley area complete with ice chests. Wireless internet access is also available throughout the coach.

Sports Medicine

Butler student-athletes have access to a comprehensive sports medicine program that focuses on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic-related injuries. Under the supervision of Head Athletic Trainer Ryan Galloy, Butler’s athletes are served by an extensive team of physicians, health care professionals and certified athletic trainers. The Bulldogs’ training room is located on the west end of Hinkle Fieldhouse, immediately behind the women’s basketball office. The training room is divided into four areas - rehabilitation and injury management, athlete preparation, administration and storage - and is fully equipped to provide thorough rehabilitation. Butler’s athletic training staff provides care for Butler student-athletes at practices and games, while also maintaining daily hours for treatment and rehabilitation. The staff also works to educate Butler’s student-athletes in the areas of injury prevention, nutrition and various wellness issues. Butler’s sports medicine program utilizes the extensive medical community in Indianapolis, which boasts one of the largest and most knowledgeable groups of sports medicine professionals in the nation. Butler student-athletes have access in Indianapolis to world-renowned medical facilities, as well as many of the leading physicians in the world of sports medicine.

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2009 Outlook Building A Season To Remember When speaking about the 2009 Butler volleyball team, head coach Sharon Clark is reminded of a quote that she has referenced many times during her 16 seasons as a collegiate head coach: “You won’t be judged by what you tear down but by what you build up.” This saying holds deeper meaning for this year’s Bulldog squad. The team includes a senior class that has been instrumental in building the program back up from a tumultuous, injury-laden eight-win season in 2006 to a 2008 campaign during which Butler registered 19 victories – the second-most in Clark’s tenure with the Bulldogs – and came just one set from reaching the tournament championship bout. Clark can see the desire in her squad, one that boasts a pair of All-Horizon League Players, the reigning Newcomer of the Year and all but one starter from the previous season. “This team is one of the most physical teams that I have coached here, and that comes from a strong work ethic,” Clark said. “They have the desire to take the program back to where we all know it should be: at the top of the league.” Year in and year out, the league season features weeks of grueling competition leading up to the conference tournament in November. With the confidence of knowing what they were able to achieve under such challenging circumstances in 2008, this year’s Butler squad is primed for a run to the top. “The league has continued to get better,” Clark noted, “but I am confident that we will be a team to be reckoned with this fall. “I like the maturity that I’ve seen. We have a strong group of upperclassmen, with three or four that have started in just about every game of their careers. We have a lot of energy and confidence that we can get it done.

Jessica Wolfe, an All-Horizon League Team member in 2008, led the Bulldogs with 3.24 kills.

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“For this team, it’s no longer a matter of what we hope we can do but what we know we are capable of doing.” OUTSIDE HITTERS The outside hitting corps will be arguably the most skilled and experienced aspect of the Butler volleyball team in 2009, with three juniors and a pair of seniors seeing the bulk of the playing time – including a pair of all-league players and the conference newcomer of the year from 2008. “Our outside hitters will give us great depth this season,” Clark said. “The outside is a power position, and we have a lot of court experience this year. I feel confident about our ability to terminate on the outside with who we have.” Leading the way will be 2008 All-Horizon League Team member Jessica Wolfe. The 6-foot-2 junior was the Bulldogs’ most dominant offensive force in 2009 – leading the team and ranking fourth in the conference with 3.24 kills per set – but her all-around game is what set her apart from most of her peers, finishing second on the team with 3.03 digs and fifth with 0.63 blocks. “Jessie is an incredibly strong power hitter, but she is also one of the best blockers in the league,” Clark noted. “She is adept at stopping opponents’ right-side attack, which really separates her from other outside hitters in the conference.” Kelsey Labrum, the 2008 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year, adds another athletic presence on the outside. The 5-11 junior put together an impressive first season with the Bulldogs after transferring in from the University of Memphis, placing third on the squad with 2.51 kills and fifth with 1.56 digs. “Kelsey is a great jumper and an outstanding hitter,” Clark said. “She has a great arm swing and sees the court extremely well.” After spending the 2008 season as the Bulldogs’ top back-row defender, Katie Daprile moves back to the outside hitter position in 2009 – a role she played as a freshman in 2007. Following a rookie campaign in which she ranked fourth on the team with 253 kills, Daprile moved to libero last year and recorded the most impressive defensive season in program history, setting a school record with 541 digs. “I think Katie is one of the smartest hitters in the league, so it will be great to get her back in a hitting role this year,” Clark explained. “She can add so much depth to our offense and is still one of the most versatile players we have.” Although she will primarily be used in a middle blocker role this season, senior Porshia Allen is no stranger to the Butler offensive. An All-Horizon League Team member, she finished second on the squad with 3.23 kills per game and ranked third with 2.44 digs per contest. “Porshia will be back in a dual role this year, but she has proven to be quite an offensive weapon,” Clark said. “She has the ability to finish off plays for us, and that’s what we need her to do at the end of long rallies – finish them off.” Senior Stephanie McGurk will be relied upon to pro-

Porshia Allen will once again see time at outside hitter and middle blocker in 2009.

vide depth on the outside in 2009. Injuries have plagued the fourth-year player’s career, so staying healthy in her final campaign will be key to her success. “If Stephanie can get as close to healthy as possible, she will give us some quality depth,” Clark said. “Through it all, she has remained optimistic and still has the desire to get out and improve as a player.” SETTER With the departure of four-year setter Dana Daprile to graduation this past spring, the Bulldogs will turn to a sophomore and a pair of freshmen to step in and lead the way as the team’s quarterback. The veteran presence among the Butler outside hitters runs counter to the youthfulness of the team’s setters in 2009, but Clark remains confident in their ability. “All three of our setters are going to contend for the starting job, and each has a legitimate chance to win it outright,” Clark said. “While the setting will be different than in the past few years, I’m confident that the transition will be relatively seamless. It’s also going to be fun to watch!” The favorite to win the job at the outset will be sophomore Elyssa Garfinkle, who has a full season under her belt after serving in a reserve role behind Daprile last year. Her appearance in 40 sets in 2008 gave her a chance to play with essentially the same team that will take the floor this fall. “The advantage Elyssa has over the two freshmen is that she has already been able to experience playing with our hitters,” Clark explained. “That will really help her out in this leadership position and allow her to challenge for the starting spot.” Rookie Gina Vera will be one of the two newcomers who will challenge Garfinkle for playing time. A decorated high school player at Joliet (Ill.) Catholic Academy,


2009 Outlook Vera earned All-American honors as a senior after being named all-state the year before. Her 1,631 career assists and her 945 assists during the 2008 campaign alone are both school records. “Gina played for an incredible high school program and is a proven winner,” Clark commented. “She is a great leader who knows how to run the court. She has the talent for assessing the skills of her hitters, knowing who to go to and when to go to them.” In addition to Vera, Kelly Hunter is another freshman who could factor into the mix at the setter spot. Another stand-out high school athlete, Hunter was a threetime first-team all-conference selection while playing at Richmond (Ind.) High School. As a junior in 2007, she was tabbed as the Palladium-Item Player of the Year and was a two-year team captain. “Kelly is the X-factor in our setter battle,” Clark said. “She’s an extremely athletic, very well-trained setter and brings a lot of great defense and good technical skills to the floor.” MIDDLE BLOCKERS The Butler middle blocking has been a strong facet of the program for the past several years under Clark, and this season’s group should be perfectly capable of carrying on that tradition thanks to a quartet of seasoned veterans. While she will see significant time at the outside hitter spot, Porshia Allen’s primary position will be in the middle. Her 95 total blocks in 2008 were just one shy of the team lead, while her 3.83 points per game paced the squad and were the fourth-most in the conference. “Porshia proved herself to be a dominant hitter and blocker last year,” Clark noted. “She is such an aggressive attacker, but she is also a big presence at the net. That’s what we need from her in the middle.” The youngest – and perhaps most promising – of the group is sophomore Maureen Bamiro, who rolled to a team-best 96 total blocks as a rookie in 2008. Not only

was her average of 0.93 blocks per set the eighth-best rate in the league, but she finished as the only freshman to be ranked in the conference’s top-10 list for blocking average. “Maureen picked up the system quickly as a freshman and gained a lot of on-court experience,” Clark said. “She will be a monster at the net this year. She is so athletic and gets better every single day.” Yet another of the league’s top blockers in 2008 wore a Butler uniform, as Jalesa Lee returns for her junior campaign after finishing seventh in the conference with 0.94 blocks per contest. A mid-season knee injury limited her playing time late in the year, but Clark anticipates a strong return in 2009. “Jalesa is getting back to full speed after undergoing knee surgery,” she said. “We expect her to make a full recovery and get back to the dominant level of play she is capable of.” Senior Stephanie Steele adds a veteran presence to the front line after seeing significant action at outside hitter early in her career. A strong all-around player in a reserve role in 2008, she finished the year with 27 kills, 44 digs and 16 total blocks in 51 games played. “Stephanie will be moving back to the middle this year, and we’re really excited about her playing there again,” Clark stated. “She has become a much more mature and smarter player, has a great one-foot take-off and will be a go-to hitter on the slide.” LIBERO Junior Brittany Awai will step in as the Bulldogs’ libero in 2009 after missing all of 2008 with an ACL injury. In her only season at Butler after transferring from Santa Clara, Awai served in a back-up setter role to Dana Daprile, averaging 3.02 assists per set in 29 matches played. She also tallied 1.78 digs during that span and will give the Bulldogs a swift and consistent presence in the back row. “We’re excited about getting Brittany’s defensive ability back on the court,” Clark said. “She’s smart and quick and sees the court very well. She’ll definitely surprise some people, because you don’t realize how many digs she has until after the game.” SCHEDULE Four challenging tournaments and another exciting Horizon League campaign await the Butler volleyball team this fall. The Bulldogs will work their way through a strenuous 34-match regular season slate beginning with a pair of matches on August 28 and culminating in the Horizon League Championship from Nov. 20-22 with a bid to the NCAA Tournament on the line. The Bulldogs will have to wait for nearly a month before suiting up in front of the home crowd at Hinkle Fieldhouse, as Butler plays its first 17 matches on the road. The Horizon League Championship will feature a new format in 2009, with the top six teams playing in the single-elimination tournament at the site of the regular season champion in November.

Roster Breakdown

By Class Seniors ....................................................................3 Juniors .....................................................................5 Sophomores ............................................................2 Freshmen ................................................................2 By Primary Position Setter .......................................................................3 Libero/Defensive Specialist .....................................1 Outside Hitter...........................................................4 Middle Blocker .........................................................4 By Home State Alabama ..................................................................1 California .................................................................1 Hawaii ......................................................................1 Illinois.......................................................................2 Indiana .....................................................................6 Michigan ..................................................................1 By Height 6-2 and over ............................................................3 6-1 ...........................................................................2 5-11..........................................................................3 5-8 ...........................................................................2 5-7 ...........................................................................1 5-6 and under ..........................................................1

Maureen Bamiro had a team-high 96 total blocks in 2008. The sophomore also was eighth in the Horizon League in blocks per set as a rookie.

Katie Daprile, who set a single-season record with 541 digs in 2008, will move back to the offensive side as an outside hitter in 2009.

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The Coaching Staff Sharon

CLARK

• Head Coach • 10th Season at Butler • 17th Season as a head coach • 237 Career Wins • California State-Sacramento, 1989

The Butler volleyball program continues to thrive under the guidance of head coach Sharon Clark, who begins her 10th season with the Bulldogs and 17th season as a collegiate coach in 2009. Clark has made a habit of developing some of the top talent in the Horizon League, as six Butler players have been named to the conference all-newcomer team in the past four seasons, including the league’s 2008 Newcomer of the Year Kelsey Labrum. Meanwhile, the team has steadily risen to the top half of the league standings. The 2008 Bulldogs finished the year with 19 wins – the school’s most since 2003 – and ended up just one set shy of reaching the Horizon League Championship match for the 10th time in program history. Clark enters the season with a 237-239 record in 16 seasons as a head coach and a 135-131 slate in nine seasons with Butler, including a 65-63 mark against league foes. A proven recruiter and developer of talent, Clark has coached a pair of All-Americans during her tenure, including two-time recipient Areal Bienemy, who was named as an AVCA All-America honorable mention selection in 2003 before repeating the honor in 2004. Additionally, Clark has coached 11 All-Horizon League Team members and nine All-Newcomer Team honorees during her time at Butler. The Bulldogs have advanced to the league tournament semifinals five times in Clark’s nine seasons, including a break-out 2000 team that finished with an 18-12 record and a second-place finish at the tournament in her first season. The 2003 squad put together the most successful season under Clark with a 20-12 overall record, finishing the season ranked fourth in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Midwest region and 55th nationally, according to RPI rankings. That campaign was followed by a 12-2 Horizon League mark in 2004, the best record since the 1997 season. The 2006 season proved to be one of milestones for Clark, as the Bulldog mentor registered her 200th career victory with a thrilling 3-2 win over Evansville before notching her 100th Butler win in a 3-0 sweep at Youngstown State. Clark came to Butler after serving as the head coach at the University of California-Davis for six

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a co-chair of the AVCA Minority Coaches Clinic and serves on the Butler University Human Resources and Organizational Development committee. She also sits on several national advisory boards and works as a Cadre with the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program (CAP), where she helps new coaches to become more educated and acclimated in the coaching field. Clark is a 2005 graduate of the NCAA’s Women Coaches Academy, which was created to enhance the skills and perspectives of women coaches and to aid in the retention of women coaches in intercollegiate athletics. The program, just in its fourth year, included 26 coaches at Clark’s June 2005 session at Emory University in Atlanta. A former winner of the NCAA Ethnic Minority Postgraduate Scholarship, Clark also co-founded Club Sacramento, a junior volleyball team, in 1985. She coached the team for eight years, including a sixth-place finish in the 1991 Junior Olympics. In 2007, she was honored with the Sam Lacy Pioneer Award, presented by the sports task force of the National Association of Black Journalists, for her success and leadership as an NCAA head coach and member of the AVCA. Earlier that year, she was recognized as just one of six recipients nationwide of the Rebecca Howard Star Award from USA Volleyball for demonstrating a successful commitment to diversity in the sport. Clark graduated with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical education from California State-Sacramento in 1989 and received her master’s degree in sports administration from her alma mater in 1994. She and her husband, Tim, have a son, Myles Oliver.

seasons. Her tenure with the Aggies was filled with success, as her teams averaged more than 16 wins per season and claimed two Northern California Athletic Conference titles to earn appearances in the NCAA Division II Championship. In addition, 90 percent of her student-athletes graduated, proving her commitment to both sides of the term “student-athlete.” Clark racked up a 97-85 (.533) record in six years at UC-Davis. The 1996 team was her most successful group, boasting a 21-11 overall record and a dominant 11-1 mark in league play as the Aggies won their second Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) title in three seasons and made a return trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. The Aggies’ successful 1996 campaign earned Clark her second Coach of the Year honor from the NCAC. She was also honored as the Tachikara/ AVCA Southwest Region Coach of the Year and was nominated for national coach of the year honors. Clark began her head coaching career at Humboldt State in Arcata, Calif., where she spent a year on the Lumber- Year School jacks sidelines before moving to UC-Da2008 Butler vis. Butler Prior to that, she served as an as- 2007 2006 Butler sistant coach and recruiting coordinator 2005 Butler at her alma mater Cal State-Sacramento from 1990-92, helping the Hornets to a 2004 Butler 41-6 record in 1990 and an NCAA Divi- 2003 Butler sion II quarterfinals appearance. In its 2002 Butler first NCAA Division I season, the team 2001 Butler posted a 20-13 record and a trip to the 2000 Butler National Invitational Volleyball ChampiButler (9 years) onship. UC-Davis Clark’s collegiate volleyball journey 1999 began at Cal State-Sacramento, where 1998 UC-Davis she played from 1985-88. Playing in 228 1997 UC-Davis games over four years, she helped the 1996 UC-Davis Hornets to the NCAA Division II playoffs 1995 UC-Davis in each of her four seasons. 1994 UC-Davis In addition to her work on the colUC Davis (6 years) lege sidelines, Clark is involved with sev1993 Humboldt State eral committees and numerous NCAA educational programs. She serves as Humboldt State (1 year) the Horizon League representative for Career (16 years) the AVCA Head Coaches Committee, is

Coach Clark - By the Numbers Overall 19-11 .633 14-15 .483 8-22 .267 11-16 .407 18-10 .643 20-12 .625 15-20 .429 12-13 .480 18-12 .600 135-131 .508 13-18 .419 16-12 .570 14-19 .424 21-11 .656 19-13 .594 14-12 .538 97-85 .532 5-23 .179 5-23 .179 237-239 .498

Conference 8-8 .500 7-9 .438 3-11 .214 6-8 .429 12-2 .857 9-5 .643 7-7 .500 6-8 .429 7-5 .583 65-63 .508 6-16 .273 12-10 .545 5-7 .417 11-1 .917 9-3 .750 10-2 .857 53-39 .576 3-9 .250 3-9 .250 118-100 .541


The Coaching Staff Jeff

GETZ

• Assistant Coach • Recruiting Coordinator • First Season at Butler • Lewis, 2002

Jeff Getz, who spent a season as an assistant coach at Miami (Ohio) after six years on the coaching staff at Evansville, begins his first season as assistant coach for the Butler volleyball team in 2009. A native of St. Louis, Getz’s primary responsibilities will be recruiting and defensive systems training. Getz comes to Butler after spending the 2008 season as an assistant at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. There, he helped the RedHawks to a 21-12 overall record and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to his time at Miami, Getz spent six seasons at the University of Evansville working under head coach Mike Swan. As a recruiting and scouting assistant, he helped the Purple Aces increase their offensive totals from 12.49 kills per game in 2003 to just over 14 in 2006. He also helped the team improve from 13.26 digs per game in 2003 to 18.32 digs per game three years later. While at Evansville, Getz worked with 2006 and 2007 Missouri Valley Conference Libero of the Year, Julie Walroth, who ended her career with 2,095 digs, ranking 11th in NCAA history. In 2006, he also helped Evansville make its first MVC Tournament appearance since 2000. Prior to Evansville, Getz spent one season at Morehead State where the Eagles finished in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference and ranked second in the nation in digs per game. Getz was a contributing member for four years with Lewis University volleyball. He helped lay the ground work for Lewis’ 2003 national championship team, leading the Flyers to a 93-34 overall record during his tenure. As a freshman at Lewis, Getz helped the Flyers reach the Final Four, finishing with a 25-9 record. As a senior, Lewis finished 24-6 overall, winning the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association regular season title. Getz capped his four-year career by totaling 252 kills, 130 digs and a .290 hitting percentage as a senior. An outstanding student as well, Getz graduated with a 3.6 GPA from Lewis and was a member of the Dean’s List all four years. For his success, he received the Brother David Delanhanty Student Athlete Award. He was also named to the athletic honor roll all four years as well. Getz graduated from Lewis with a bachelor of arts in athletic training in 2002.

Steven

PEEK

• Student Assistant • Third Season • Butler, 2011

Steven Peek is in his third season as a student assistant with the Butler volleyball team, where he coordinates video editing and statistics. In addition to his duties with the Bulldogs, Peek is the sports editor of Butler’s Dawgnet and is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Phi Eta Sigma Honorary Freshman Academic Fraternity. A 2007 Carmel (Ind.) High School graduate, Peek is majoring in history with a minor in journalism.

Dawn

JONES

• Assistant Coach • First Season at Butler • Delaware State, 2007

Dawn Jones begins her first season with the Butler volleyball program in 2009 as a graduate assistant coach. She brings coaching experience from the Division I and club levels, as well as a decorated high school and collegiate playing career. Jones comes to Butler after spending the past two years as a sixth grade teacher at St. Anastasia Catholic School in Fort Pierce, Fla. During that time, she served as the club director and head coach for the 16U Rampage Juniors club team. Prior to entering the teaching field, Jones served as a student assistant coach for her alma mater Delaware State during the 2006 season while also serving as head coach of the Central Delaware Volleyball Club. She earned her first coaching position in 2004 as the head coach of the Indian River Juniors Volleyball Club. Despite playing just two seasons at Delaware State, the former Dawn Alford finished as the program’s career record holder with 2,190 assists. As the Hornets’ starting setter both years, she went on to tally the top-two single-season assist totals in school history, posting 1,122 in 2004 before notching 1,068 in 2005. Her 285 digs in 2004 also rank as the sixth-most all-time. Jones’ performance both on the court and in the classroom garnered her Academic All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Team honors in 2004 and 2005. She also served as the Delaware State Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President, was a nominee for the NCAA Academic Excellence and Service Award and was a member of the Alpha Chi Honor Society. Before moving to Delaware State, Jones spent two seasons at Indian River Community College, where she was tabbed to the all-conference freshman team in 2002 and all-conference second team in 2003. She was also named to the Phi Theta Kappa All-State Academic Team and was a nominee for the Phi Theta Kappa All-USA Academic Team. Jones received her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle School Education from Delaware State in 2007 after earning an Associate’s Degree from Indian River.

Nina

INIC

• Director of Operations • First Season • Butler, 2009

After concluding a four-year playing career with the Bulldogs last fall, Nina Inic moves to the administrative ranks as a first-year director of operations in 2009. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Inic totaled 1,102 digs as a member of the Bulldogs while recording four of the top single-match totals in program history - including a career-best 40 during the 2006 season that ranks as the third-most ever. She also excelled in the classroom, earning a spot on the Academic AllHorizon League Volleyball Team in two seasons. Inic graduated from Butler in the spring of 2009 with a degree in finance.

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2009 Returning Players Porshia

ALLEN • 14

• Senior • 6-2 • Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter • Chicago, Ill. • Pike (Ind.) High School • Pike Fire Volleyball Club

CAREER - Enters the 2009 campaign ranked 10th in school history with 3,170 attacks...is also close to reaching the top-10 in career kills (1,099) and block assists (224). 2008 – JUNIOR SEASON: Named to the All-Horizon League Team…fifth in the conference and second on the team with 3.23 kills per game…paced the squad and ranked fourth in the Horizon League with 3.83 points per match…fourth on the team in blocks, averaging 0.84 per set…started in 28 of 30 matches…tallied 276 digs on the season while averaging 2.44 per match…named MVP in both the Kennesaw State Owls Challenge and Buffalo Ramada Invitational Tournaments…earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Tournament Team…tied for first on the team with 13 double-doubles in kills and digs…broke her career-high with 22 digs against Youngstown State (Oct. 3)…season-best 24 kills at Youngstown State (Nov. 1)…tallied 10 or more kills in nine-straight matches from Sept. 5-19. 2007 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named to the All-Horizon League Team…led the team and finished third in the conference with 3.92 kills per game…her .211 hitting percentage also paced the squad…her 0.65 blocks per contest were the third-most on the team while her 2.26 digs per game ranked fifth…earned a spot on the West Virginia Volleyball Classic all-tournament team after averaging 3.7 kills per game in three matches…posted 12 double-doubles on the year…tallied 20 or more kills in six matches…averaged 4.50 kills and 3.12 digs per game and notched six double-doubles in the final 10 matches of the season…posted a season-high 28 kills in two games, coming against Tennessee Tech (August 31) and Wright State (Oct. 26)…also had a season-best 21 digs against the Raiders…hit a season-high .444 against Hofstra (26-2-54). 2006 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team…team-leader with 2.94 kills per game…finished third on the squad with 2.23 digs per game and with 0.72 blocks per game…started in all 30 matches on the year, playing in all but one game…also finished third with 3.50 points per contest…her .132 hitting percentage ranked fourth on the team…finished tied for the team lead with eight double-doubles…notched a season-high 21 kills at Marian on August 25, her first collegiate match, before matching the mark at Youngstown State on Nov. 3…recorded a season-best 17 digs against Wright State on Sept. 29. AT PIKE HIGH SCHOOL/MOTHER McAULEY: Played a year of junior varsity volleyball at Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School before transferring to Pike High School…played two varsity seasons at Pike…named the Nike Challenge co-MVP in 2002-03 while playing at Mother McAuley…team MVP in 2003-04…named to the Indianapolis Star First Team that season…holds school records for digs and service aces. PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1987…daughter of Robert Allen, Alyssa Preddie-Allen and Monique Fields…has five sisters, Cynamon Strong, Chez’ Strong, Cynthia Strong, Angelique Allen and Amara Allen…an organizational communications major.

Year 2006 2007 2008 Total

MP 30 29 30 89

SP 107 107 113 327

K 315 419 365 1099

Allen’s Career Stats E 178 182 156 516

Att 1041 1122 1007 3170

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Pct. .132 .211 .208 .184

A 25 17 54 96

SA SE 14 49 23 59 19 39 56 147

RE 31 16 21 68

DIG BS 239 13 242 3 276 2 757 18

BA TB 64 77 67 70 93 95 224 242

Allen’s Career Highs Kills 28 (2x), last vs. Wright State (10/26/07) Hitting Pct. .500 (21-3-36), at Marian (8/25/06) Assists 7, vs. Youngstown State (10/3/08) Service Aces 4 (2x), last at Green Bay, (9/22/07) Digs 22, vs. Youngstown State (10/3/08) Block Solos 2 (2x), last vs. IPFW (10/26/06) Block Assists 7 (6x), last vs. UIC (10/12/08) Total Blocks 7 (6x), last vs. UIC (10/12/08)


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2009 Returning Players Stephanie

McGURK • 12 • Senior • 5-11 • Outside Hitter • Manhattan Beach, Calif. • Mira Costa High School • Southbay Volleyball Club

2008 – JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 22 matches while seeing action in 55 sets…averaged 0.40 digs per contest…recorded a season-best three digs four times coming at Kennesaw State (Sept. 6), at Green Bay (Sept. 27) and against Wright State (Oct. 8 and Nov. 14). 2007 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Appeared in 16 matches, including two as a starter…played in 43 games…totaled 47 digs on the year, averaging 1.09 per game…ranked second on the team with a .940 service percentage…tallied a season-high eight digs at UIC on Oct. 3. 2006 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action in 18 games before a leg injury sidelined her for the remainder of the season…posted a season-high nine digs against DePaul on Sept. 16…registered a 1.000 reception percentage with eight digs at IUPUI on Sept. 12. AT MIRA COSTA HIGH SCHOOL: Helped Mira Costa to 2004 and 2005 California state championships...team also won 2004 Ann Kang Invitational, 2004 Durango Fall Classic and both the 2004 and 2005 Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions...played club for the South Bay Volleyball Club, which placed fifth at the 2005 Volleyball Festival...honor roll student...scholar-athlete in all four seasons...high school coach: DaeLea Aldrich. PERSONAL: Stephanie Anne McGurk...born April 30, 1988...daughter of Fred and Stacey McGurk...has a younger brother, Nicholas...American Hapkido black belt...psychology major.

McGurk’s Career Highs

Year 2006 2007 2008 Total

MP 7 16 22 45

SP 18 43 55 116

K 0 0 0 0

McGurk’s Career Stats E 1 1 0 2

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Att 4 6 1 11

Pct. -.250 -.167 .000 -.182

A 3 4 2 9

SA 0 5 0 5

SE 0 7 6 13

RE 5 9 0 14

DIG BS 30 0 47 0 22 0 99 0

BA 0 0 1 1

TB 0 0 1 1

Kills 0 Hitting Pct. N/A Assists 2, at IUPUI (9/12/06) Service Aces 2 (2x), last at Youngstown State (10/13/07) Digs 9, vs. DePaul (9/9/06) Block Solos 0 Block Assists 1, at UIC (11/7/08) Total Blocks 1, at UIC (11/7/08)


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2009 Returning Players Stephanie

STEELE • 13

• Senior • 6-1 • Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter • Sellersburg, Ind. • Silver Creek High School • Kentucky-Indiana Volleyball Club

2008 – JUNIOR SEASON: Appeared in 20 matches, starting in one…recorded 44 digs on the year while averaging 0.86 per set...averaged 0.53 kills per set…third on the squad with a .914 service percentage…season-best eight digs and six kills against NJIT (Aug. 30)…recorded a season-best four total blocks against Milwaukee Nov. 22. 2007 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Started in one of her 17 matches played…appeared in 29 games…had only one error in 21 reception attempts for a .952 reception percentage…had a season-high three kills against UMKC on Oct. 21…totaled five digs against Utah Valley on Sept. 1. 2006 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Started in 26 of her 30 matches played…saw action in 98 games…named the “Best Server” in the Courtyard by Marriott Classic on Sept. 16…sixth on the squad with 0.98 kills per game and fifth with 409 attempts…fifth on the team with 19 service aces and sixth with a .906 service percentage…boasted 1.84 digs per game, the fifth-highest total on the team…also ranked sixth with 0.46 blocks per contest…posted one double-double, recording 10 kills and 18 digs against Evansville on Sept. 2. AT SILVER CREEK HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner...team captain...earned all-conference honors in all four of her seasons...2006 Academic All-State selection...led team to a sectional championship in 2003 and 2004...in 2005, member of AAU National Champion team (KIVA VBC 17 Red) and Junior Olympic National Champions...also played basketball and track...team captain and two-time all-conference pick...member of the National Honor Society...high school coach: Emily Casteel. PERSONAL: Stephanie Renee Steele...born Sept. 10, 1987...daughter of Waitman and Rhonda Steele...has a younger brother, Jake...chemistry major.

Steele’s Career Highs

Year 2006 2007 2008 Total

MP 30 17 20 67

SP 98 29 51 178

K 96 7 27 130

Steele’s Career Stats

E 56 3 12 71

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Att 409 30 90 529

Pct. .098 .133 .167 .112

A 28 5 9 41

SA 19 1 5 25

SE 32 6 11 49

RE 25 1 0 26

DIG BS 180 3 16 1 44 0 240 4

BA 42 6 16 64

TB 45 7 16 68

Kills 10, vs. Evansville (9/2/06) Hitting Pct. .471 (8-0-17), vs. IPFW (10/26/06) Assists 3 (2x), last vs. Green Bay (11/11/06) Service Aces 5, vs. Chicago State (8/29/06) Digs 18 (2x), last vs. DePaul (9/9/06) Block Solos 1 (4x), last vs. Hofstra (8/25/07) Block Assists 6, vs. Cleveland State (10/6/06) Total Blocks 6, vs. Cleveland State (10/6/06)


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2009 Returning Players Brittany

AWAI • 5

• Junior • 5-5 • Libero • Maui, Hawaii • Kamehameha High School (Santa Clara University) • Maui Volleyball Club

2008 - REDSHIRT SEASON: Sat out the 2008 season due to injury. 2007 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in all 29 of the team’s matches, starting in six…appeared in 100 games…finished second on the team with 302 assists, averaging 3.02 per game…also provided strong defense in the back row, totaling 178 digs for 1.78 per game…posted five double-doubles on the year…dished a career-high 31 assists at Green Bay on Sept. 22…twice recorded season-bests with 12 digs, one coming against Hofstra (August 25) and another at Loyola (Oct. 2). 2006 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Saw action in seven matches and nine sets at Santa Clara...served up a pair of aces on the year, coming at Fresno State on Aug. 27 and against Georgetown on Sept. 16...played in all three games against the Hoyas. AT KAMEHAMEHA HIGH SCHOOL: Earned all-state honorable mention honors in 2004 and 2005 while playing for Kamehameha...named the Maui Interscholastic League Player of the Year as a junior and senior... team captain for the varsity team from 2003-05...named MIL Second-Team All-Star in 2003...helped her team to undefeated seasons in 2004 and 2005, with trips to the state tournament both years…played club volleyball in the Maui Volleyball Club from 2003-05...coached the MVC U-12 Girls team...also played soccer, basketball, softball and track & field in high school...member of the National Honors Society and was on the Headmaster’s and Principal’s Lists...served as vice president of the school’s student government. PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1988…daughter of Kekoa and Jenny Awai…has two younger sisters and a younger brother…accounting major.

Awai’s Career Highs

Year 2006 2007 2008 Total

Awai’s Career Stats MP 7 29

SP 9 100

K 0 3

E 0 3

36

109

3

3

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Att Pct. A 0 .000 0 19 .000 302 Redshirt Season 19 .000 302

SA 2 2

SE 1 9

RE 0 11

DIG BS 1 0 178 0

4

10

11

179

0

BA 0 1

TB 0 1

1

1

Kills 1 (3x), last vs. Tennessee Tech (8/31/07) Hitting Pct. 1.000 (1-0-1) (2x), last vs. Tennessee Tech (8/31/07) Assists 31, at Green Bay (9/22/07) Service Aces 2, vs. Chicago State (9/28/07) Digs 12 (2x), last at Loyola (10/2/07) Block Solos 0 Block Assists 1, vs. Valparaiso (9/29/07) Total Blocks 1, vs. Valparaiso (9/29/07)


2009 Returning Players Katie

DAPRILE • 7 • Junior • 5-11 • Outside Hitter • Bargersville, Ind. • Center Grove High School • Circle City Volleyball Club

2008 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Set the Butler single-season record with 541 digs…finished fourth in the Horizon League with 4.62 digs per contest…one of three players to appear in all 117 games…started in two matches…finished tied for second on the team with 23 service aces and a .905 percentage…boasted a teamhigh .962 reception percentage among players with over 100 attempts…second on the team with 75 assists while dishing an average of 0.64 per set…career-high of 36 digs at Youngstown State on Nov. 1…named the Horizon League’s Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 3… had double-figure digs in 27 matches, including 22 in a row from Sept. 5 to Nov. 7. 2007 – FRESHMAN SEASON: One of the team’s top all-around players in her rookie season, ranking second with 338 digs, third with 110 assists and fourth with 253 kills…named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team…one of only two players to see action in all 111 of the team’s games…totaled eight double-doubles on the year, the third-most on the team…recorded double-digit digs in 20 matches during the year…boasted doublefigure kill totals in 10 matches, including a season-high 20 at Loyola (Oct. 2)…came one assist shy of her first career triple-double at Green Bay on Sept. 22, notching 15 kills, 19 digs and a season-high nine assists…also fell a block short of a triple-double against Green Bay (Nov. 9) with 19 kills, 27 digs and nine total blocks…her 27 digs against the Phoenix were a season-high…recorded a season-best .412 hitting percentage (7-0-17) at West Virginia. AT CENTER GROVE HIGH SCHOOL: Named second-team all-state her senior year…member of the all-county and all-conference squads…tabbed as the team’s Best Defensive Player three years…helped her team to county and sectional championships all four seasons, as well as conference titles in three…squad boasted a 27-3 record her senior season…coached by Deb McClurg. PERSONAL: Born Feb. 17, 1989…daughter of Phil and Angie Daprile…older sister, Dana, was a setter on the Butler volleyball team from 2005 to 2008…also has a brother, Phil, who helped the Center Grove boys volleyball team to the 2009 state championship…communications science and disorder major.

Daprile’s Career Highs

Year 2007 2008 Total

MP 29 30 59

SP 111 117 228

K 253 13 266

Daprile’s Career Stats E 103 10 113

Att 804 94 898

Pct. .187 .032 .170

A 110 75 185

SA 30 23 53

SE 47 42 89

RE 30 38 68

DIG BS 338 5 541 0 879 5

BA 60 1 61

TB 65 1 66

Kills 20, at Loyola (10/2/07) Hitting Pct. .412 (7-0-17), at West Virginia (9/8/07) Assists 9, at Green Bay (9/22/07) Service Aces 4, at Green Bay (9/22/07) Digs 36, at Youngstown State (11/1/08) Block Solos 2, at Miami (Fla.) (8/25/07) Block Assists 8, vs. Green Bay (11/9/07) Total Blocks 9, vs. Green Bay (11/9/07)

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2009 Returning Players Kelsey

LABRUM • 8

• Junior • 5-11 • Outside Hitter • Granger, Ind. • Penn High School (University of Memphis) • Dunes Volleyball Club

2008 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year...a member of the Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament Team…ranked fifth in the Horizon League with 0.20 service aces per set…finished first on the team with 33 service aces, third with 289 kills and a .208 hitting percentage and fifth with 1.56 digs per set…finished third on the team with 3.01 points per set...had 13 matches with double-figure kill totals…tallied a game-high 20 kills at Green Bay on Sept. 27...registered a pair of double-doubles in kills and digs. 2007 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 114 games while at the University of Memphis as a freshman...ranked fourth on the squad with 1.99 kills per game and with 55 total blocks...also added 0.70 digs per game and 0.39 assists per contest. AT MISHAWAKA MARIAN/PENN HIGH SCHOOL: Helped guide MMHS to an appearance in the Indiana State finals as a freshman...earned second team all-state accolades in her freshman and sophomore seasons... garnered First Team All Northern Indiana Conference recognition while at Marian...earned a pair of First Team All-NIC honors under head coach Lisa Pawlik while at Penn...recorded 388 kills and made 374 digs as a senior en route to being tabbed a first team all-state performer...led the Kingsmen to a 31-8 mark and an Indiana Class 4A Regional Championship appearance as a senior...played club volleyball for the Dunes Volleyball Club, where she played both the outside and right side hitter positions...also lettered one year track in addition to playing volleyball...competed in the 400-meter dash, the 4x4 relay and the long jump. PERSONAL: Born December 11, 1988...daughter of Kelly Bowdoin and Phil Labrum...marketing major.

Labrum’s Career Highs

Year 2007 2008 Total

MP 35 30 65

SP 114 115 229

K 227 289 516

Labrum’s Career Stats E 114 121 235

Att 565 808 1373

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Pct. .200 .208 .205

A 45 38 83

SA 23 33 56

SE 43 39 82

RE 9 19 28

DIG BS 80 4 179 6 259 10

BA TB 55 59 36 42 91 101

Kills 20, at Green Bay (9/27/08) Hitting Pct. .526 (12-2-19), at Kennesaw State (9/6/08) Assists 5, at Kennesaw State (9/6/08) Service Aces 5, vs. Marian (9/3/08) Digs 14, vs. UIC (10/12/08) Block Solos 2, vs. NJIT (8/30/08) Block Assists 4, at Youngstown State (11/1/08) Total Blocks 4 (3x), last vs. Wright State (11/14/08)


2009 Returning Players Jalesa

LEE • 2

• Junior • 6-2 • Middle Blocker • Indianapolis, Ind. • Perry Meridian High School • Circle City Volleyball Club

2008 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Ranked seventh in the Horizon League with 0.94 blocks per game…totaled 75 total blocks…finished tied for the team lead with a .284 hitting percentage and fifth with 1.29 kills per game… averaged 1.40 kills and 0.80 blocks per contest during league matches…named the Horizon League’s Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 15 after totaling 26 blocks for an average of 1.62 per game in four matches…registered seven kills and a career-best 10 block assists against UMES (Sept. 12)…finished with five or more total blocks in eight matches, including six straight from Sept. 12-27…notched a career-high 13 kills against Green Bay (Oct. 24)…hit .750 against Milwaukee (Oct. 26), knocking down six kills on eight attempts without an error. 2007 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Finished second on the team and sixth in the league with 1.12 blocks per game…totaled 112 put-backs on the year…posted 1.26 blocks per game in league matches…started in 22 of 27 contests on the year…ranked sixth on the team with 1.03 kills per game…had five or more blocks in 11 matches…finished a block short of a double-double with a season-best 11 kills and nine blocks against Loyola on Nov. 3…also had nine blocks at UIC on Oct. 3…registered eight blocks without an error twice, coming at Loyola on Oct. 2 and at Valparaiso on Oct. 19. AT PERRY MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL: All-state honorable mention as a senior…three-year letterwinner in volleyball, starting all three seasons…led the team in blocks and kills before ending her season prior to sectionals due to injury…her club team was ranked in the top-10 nationally in her final two years, including fifth as a junior and ninth as a senior…squad qualified for nationals her senior year…also earned three letters in track in the high jump…won conference and sectional championships as a freshman and sophomore…finished third at regionals and 11th at state as a freshman, earning the highest finish for a freshman at the tournament…named team MVP her sophomore season. PERSONAL: Born Dec. 28, 1988…daughter of Charles and Jacci Lee…marketing major.

Lee’s Career Highs

Year 2007 2008 Total

MP 27 24 51

SP 100 80 180

K 103 103 206

E 51 32 83

Lee’s Career Stats Att 314 250 564

Pct. .166 .284 .218

A 5 9 14

SA 1 1 2

SE 7 6 13

RE 1 2 3

DIG BS 21 7 23 4 44 11

BA TB 105 112 71 75 176 187

Kills 13, vs. Green Bay (10/24/08) Hitting Pct. .750 (6-0-8), at Milwaukee (9/26/08) Assists 2 (2x), last at Green Bay (9/27/08) Service Aces 1 (2x), last vs. Milwaukee (10/25/08) Digs 6, vs. Marian (9/3/08) Block Solos 2 (3x), last vs. Maine (9/12/08) Block Assists 10, vs. UMES (9/12/08) Total Blocks 10, vs. UMES (9/12/08)

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2009 Returning Players Jessica

WOLFE • 9 • Junior • 6-2 • Outside Hitter • Plainfield, Ind. • Plainfield High School • Circle City Volleyball Club

2008 – SOPHOMORE SEASON: Named to All-Horizon League Team…led the team and ranked fourth in the Horizon League with 3.24 kills per contest…ranked fifth in the league with 3.70 points per set…a member of the Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament Team, Owls Challenge All-Tournament Team and Buffalo Ramada Invitational All-Tournament Team…started in 28 of the 30 games while seeing action in all 117 sets…was second on the squad with 355 digs…fourth on the team with 45 assists while averaging 0.38 per set…had 14 service aces on the year…finished tied for the team lead with 13 double-doubles in kills and digs…registered double-figure kills in 24 matches and double-figure digs in 16…tallied a season-best 20 digs three times…recorded a season-best 20 kills against IUPUI on Sept. 16. 2007 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team…started in 28 of the team’s 29 matches, appearing in 110 games…ranked third on the squad with 2.66 kills per game and fourth with 2.58 digs per game…recorded 29 kills against Youngstown State on Sept. 14, the most for a Butler player in 2007 and tied for the sixth-highest single-match total in school history…had double-figure kill totals in 15 matches and double-digit digs in 14…tallied a season-best 23 digs at UIC on Oct. 3…finished tied for third on the team with eight double-doubles on the year…named to the West Virginia Volleyball Classic all-tournament team after averaging 3.7 kills per game in three matches. AT PLAINFIELD HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner as an outside hitter and defensive specialist at Plainfield (Ind.) High School…tabbed as the Metro West Player of the Year and to the First Indiana Super Team as a senior in 2006…named to the all-conference team and to the Metro West Team in her final three seasons...earned team MVP distinction as a sophomore, junior and senior and team captain honors as a junior and senior…helped her team to three conference championships, a pair of county championships and a sectional title…coached by Roxanne Chapman and Jen Pearson…also lettered four years in basketball and three in track…earned all-state honors in basketball her senior year…named to the all-conference, all-county and Metro West teams all four years…tabbed as the team’s MVP all four years…holds several school records…team earned county championships in 2005 and 2006 and a sectional title in 2006…competed in the long jump with the track team, qualifying for regionals all three seasons…member of the National Honor Society…graduated 20th in her class. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 14, 1988…daughter of Jud Wolfe and Cathy Wines…is pursuing a double major in international business management and French.

Year 2007 2008 Total

MP 29 30 59

SP 110 117 227

K 293 379 672

Wolfe’s Career Stats E 141 145 286

Att 957 1180 2137

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Pct. .159 .198 .181

A 36 45 81

SA 29 14 43

SE 30 46 76

RE 16 35 51

DIG BS 284 7 355 6 639 13

BA TB 54 61 68 74 122 135

Wolfe’s Career Highs Kills 29, vs. Youngstown State (9/14/07) Hitting Pct. .462 (14-2-26), vs. East Tennessee State (9/7/07) Assists 6, vs. Green Bay (10/24/08) Service Aces 4, vs. Wright State (10/26/07) Digs 23, at UIC (10/3/07) Block Solos 1 (9x), last at Youngstown State (11/1/08) Block Assists 6 (3x), last vs. Loyola (10/11/08) Total Blocks 6 (3x), last vs. Loyola (10/11/08)


2009 Returning Players Maureen

BAMIRO • 15 • Sophomore • 6-2 • Middle Blocker • Kalamazoo, Mich. • Kalamazoo Central High School • Dead Frogs Volleyball Club

2008 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Started in 26 of 29 matches played while seeing action in 103 sets…finished third on the squad and eighth in the conference with 0.93 blocks per contest…averaged 1.73 points per set…sixth on the team with 1.21 kills per game and a .232 hitting percentage…season-high 14 kills against Milwaukee on Nov. 22…recorded a career-best eight total blocks against Loyola (Nov. 21). AT KALAMAZOO CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL: Two-year member of the all-region and all-conference teams… three-year varsity letterwinner as a middle blocker…team captain…coached by Kilee Goetz…also lettered three seasons on the basketball team…team captain…member of the Honor Roll for three years. PERSONAL: Born Oct. 11, 1990…daughter of Margaret Bamiro…undecided on a major.

Bamiro’s Career Highs

Year 2008

MP 29

SP 103

K 125

Bamiro’s Career Stats E 49

Att 328

Pct. .232

A 1

SA 0

SE 4

RE 2

DIG BS 19 10

BA 86

TB 96

Kills 14, vs. Milwaukee (11/22/08) Hitting Pct. .857 (6-0-7), vs. Marian (9/3/08) Assists 1, vs. Austin Peay (9/5/08) Service Aces 0 Digs 3, vs. Wright State (11/14/08) Block Solos 2, vs. Loyola (11/21/08) Block Assists 7 (2x), last vs. Indiana State (9/9/08) Total Blocks 8, vs. Loyola (11/21/08)

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2009 Returning Players Elyssa

GARFINKLE • 6 • Sophomore • 5-7 • Setter • Birmingham, Ala. • Vestavia Hills High School • Birmingham Volleyball Club

2008 – FRESHMAN SEASON: Started in two of 18 matches…totaled 35 digs at a rate of 0.88 per contest…tallied a season-high 11 assists at UTEP (Aug. 29)…averaged 0.82 assists per set on the season…added a career-best 12 digs against Milwaukee (Nov. 22). AT VESTAVIA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the all-state team as a setter in 2005 and 2006…team captain in 2007…lettered four years…named to the all-tournament team in 2004 and 2005…Athlete of the Year by the Kiwanis Club in 2008…coached by Mandy Burgess…also lettered two seasons as a guard on the basketball team. PERSONAL: Born June 29, 1990…daughter of Jan and Eddie Garfinkle…digital media production major and business minor.

Garfinkle’s Career Highs

Year 2008

MP 18

SP 40

K 0

Garfinkle’s Career Stats E 1

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Att 3

Pct. -.333

A 33

SA 3

SE 8

RE 1

DIG BS 35 0

BA 0

TB 0

Kills 0 Hitting Pct. N/A Assists 11, at UTEP (8/29/08) Service Aces 1 (2x), last at Loyola (11/8/08) Digs 12, vs. Milwaukee (11/22/08) Block Solos 0 Block Assists 0 Total Blocks 0


2009 Newcomers Kelly

HUNTER • 1 • Freshman • 5-8 • Setter • Richmond, Ind. • Richmond High School • Borderline Volleyball Club

AT RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time first-team all-conference honoree, earning the distinction as a sophomore, junior and senior…tabbed the Palladium-Item Player of the Year in 2007…named a Wayne County Tobacco-Free Athlete Role Model in 2008-09…two-year team captain…coached by Andrea VanMeter…member of the Honor Roll all four years. PERSONAL: Born September 20, 1990…daughter of Patrice Hunter…plans to major in elementary education.

Gina

VERA • 3

• Freshman • 5-8 • Setter • Joliet, Ill. • Joliet Catholic Academy • UNO Volleyball Club

AT JOLIET CATHOLIC ACADEMY: Earned All-American honors as a senior in 2008…also named to the all-state team in 2006 and 2008…Herald News Player of the Year in 2008…two-time all-conference and three-time all-area team member…named the Player of the Game at the state championship in 2008…team captain as a junior and senior…holds the school-record with 1,631 career assists, including the single-season mark of 945 as a senior in 2008…three-year letterwinner…helped her high school team to the 3A state championship in 2008…guided team to a third-place showing at state in 2006 and to the elite eight in 2007…team claimed three conference championships during her tenure…coached by Chris Scheibe…also played club volleyball for the Uno Volleyball Club…named to the All-American Team during the 2007-08 season as the team finished fifth in the nation…squad also placed 15th in the country during the 2008-09 campaign… Vice President of the National Spanish Honor Society…also a member of the National Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society…Key Club President…member of the Honor Roll. PERSONAL: Born March, 1, 1991…daughter of Dan and Cathy Vera…plans to major in international business management and minor in Spanish.

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2008 In Review A Year To Remember: The Bulldogs put together one of their finest seasons in recent history in 2008. Butler’s .633 winning percentage (19-11) is the program’s best mark since 2004 (.643), while the 19 victories are the most since the 2003 squad totaled 20 on the year. The Bulldogs also picked up two regular season tournament championships during the season, the most since the 1997 team won three during the year. All-League Recognition: Three Butler players found themselves on All-Horizon League teams following the regular season. Newcomer Kelsey Labrum was named the league’s Newcomer of the Year after finishing third on the team with 3.01 points per set. Junior Porshia Allen and sophomore Jessica Wolfe were both named to the allleague team after ranking 1-2 on the team in points per set (3.83 and 3.70, respectively). Digging The Record Book: Katie Daprile put together arguably the finest defensive season in Butler volleyball history in 2008. Her 541 digs during the year shattered the school’s single-season record of 522, set by Laura Baire in 1993, while her 4.62 digs per game ranks as the second-best single-season rate all-time behind only Megan Knightly’s 5.29 per set in 2005. Miss 3,000: With her second assist of the contest against Milwaukee on Oct. 25, Dana Daprile became just the fifth player in Butler history to record 3,000 assists in her career. She finished her career with 3,320 assists for a career average of 8.55 assists per set. Butler In The League Rankings: Butler found itself ranked among the Horizon League’s best in several statistical categories during the year. The Bulldogs finished second in the league in three statistical categories, including hitting percentage (.212), opponent hitting percentage (.173) and blocks per set (2.31). Butler also ranked third in kills (12.87) and digs (16.50) per set.

Among The Best: Butler’s block assist total in 2008 ranks among the best single-season totals in school history. The Bulldogs finished the year with 474 block assists, which rank in a third-place tie with the 2003 team. Butler’s 270.0 total blocks during the year also rank in the top-10, checking in at ninth all-time. Accuracy Counts: The Bulldogs’ .212 hitting percentage not only ranked near the top of the league standings in 2008 but was one of the best single-season marks in program history. Butler’s percentage ranks as the ninth-best rate in school history and less than .001 ahead of the 2003 team’s mark (.2124 to .2115). Tournament Champs: Butler picked up a pair of regular season tournament titles in 2008. The Bulldogs recorded wins over Austin Peay, Loyola (Md.) and host Kennesaw State en route to claiming the Owls Challenge title before defeating UMES, Maine and host Buffalo to take home the Buffalo Ramada Invitational championship. Porshia Allen picked up tourney MVP honors in both competitions, while Dana Daprile and Jessica Wolfe were mentioned on both all-tournament teams. Weekly Honors: Three Butler players were honored by the Horizon League with Player of the Week awards in 2008. Dana Daprile was tabbed as the Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 27, while Jalesa Lee (Sept. 15) and Katie Daprile (Nov. 3) were both named Defensive Players of the Week. The three recognitions were tied with the 2005 squad for the most in a season since the 1997 campaign, when the Bulldogs earned four awards. We’re Going Streaking: Butler boasted a nine-match winning streak from August 30 to Sept. 16. The streak was the program’s longest since the 1997 season when the Bulldogs opened the year with 11 wins in a row. The 1986 squad set the school record with 15 straight victories.

Dana Daprile finished her career ranked fifth all-time with 3,320 assists. a 7-25, 25-23, 25-15, 25-23 victory over fourth-seeded Loyola in the quarterfinals of the Horizon League Championship. What could have been a demoralizing first-set defeat turned out to be a rallying point for the Bulldogs, as they clawed their way back to even with a two-point win in the second set before claiming a convincing third set decision to put themselves in the driver’s seat. Clinging to life in the fourth game, Loyola rallied back to take a twopoint edge late at 23-21 and appeared to be on the brink of forcing a decisive fifth set, but the comeback would end there as the Bulldogs scored four-straight points to come away with the victory. Title Bid Falls Short In Semis: Butler put together one of its best offensive performances of the season, knocking down a season-best 77 kills on .306 hitting, and put itself on the brink of its first appearance in the Horizon League Championship match since 2000, but top-seeded Milwaukee scored the critical points it needed late to escape with an incredible 37-35, 18-25, 26-28, 25-18, 15-8 decision.

The Bulldogs knocked off Milwaukee, 3-1, at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the regular season. A Blocking Trend: The Bulldogs continued to be one of the premier blocking teams in the Horizon League in 2008. Butler finished second in the conference with 2.31 blocks per set and notched double-figure blocking totals in 15 matches, including a season-high 14 against MarylandEastern Shore on Sept. 12. Leaders In Blocking: Two Butler players ranked in the top-10 in the Horizon League in blocks per set. Jalesa Lee finished seventh in the conference with 0.94 per set, while Maureen Bamiro checked in at ninth with 0.93 per set. Porshia Allen finished just out of the top-10 with 0.84 per set, while Melody Austin (0.99 per set) fell just short of meeting the minimum sets played to qualify for the rankings.

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Anatomy Of A Winning Streak: It should come as no surprise that Butler’s nine-match winning streak featured some impressive statistics. During the trek, the Bulldogs fell in only six of 33 sets while delivering sweeps in four contests. Additionally, Butler held a commanding edge in both offense and defense, out-hitting its opponents .256 to .122 and registering 2.80 blocks per set to its foes’ 1.15 per set. The Bulldogs also picked up tournament championships in both the Kennesaw State Owls Challenge and in the Buffalo Ramada Invitational. What A Comeback: Jessica Wolfe tallied her 12th doubledouble of the season, Dana Daprile notched her sixth and Maureen Bamiro posted a career-high eight blocks, as the Bulldogs rallied from a crushing opening-set loss to score

Kelsey Labrum was named 2008 Horizon League Newcomer of hte Year.


2008 Statistics & Results 2008 Individual Statistics No. 9 14 8 3 2 15 13 11 7 10 4 6 12

Player Jessica Wolfe Porshia Allen Kelsey Labrum Dana Daprile Jalesa Lee Maureen Bamiro Stephanie Steele Melody Austin Katie Daprile Chloe’ Blasingame Nina Inic Elyssa Garfinkle Stephanie McGurk Team Butler Opponents

G 117 113 115 117 80 103 51 59 117 59 79 40 55

K K/Gm 379 3.24 365 3.23 289 2.51 175 1.50 103 1.29 125 1.21 27 0.53 28 0.47 13 0.11 1 0.02 1 0.01 0 0.00 0 0.00

117 1506 12.87 117 1442 12.32

E TA Pct 145 1180 .198 156 1007 .208 121 808 .208 48 447 .284 32 250 .284 49 328 .232 12 90 .167 17 91 .121 10 94 .032 0 1 1.000 0 6 .167 1 3 -.333 0 1 .000

A A/Gm 45 0.38 54 0.48 38 0.33 1093 9.34 9 0.11 1 0.01 9 0.18 1 0.02 75 0.64 8 0.14 17 0.22 33 0.82 2 0.04

591 4306 683 4389

1385 1344

.212 .173

SA 14 19 33 23 1 0 5 0 23 1 3 3 0

SE SA/Gm 46 0.12 39 0.17 39 0.29 17 0.20 6 0.01 4 0.00 11 0.10 2 0.00 42 0.20 3 0.02 10 0.04 8 0.08 6 0.00 24 125 233 1.07 151 215 1.29

11.84 11.49

Team Milwaukee Valparaiso Wright State Butler Loyola Cleveland State UIC Green Bay Youngstown State

W 23 25 15 19 19 11 14 9 11

L 9 7 16 11 11 19 18 18 17

All Matches Pct. SW SL .719 78 50 .781 83 36 .484 57 65 .633 67 50 .633 66 51 .367 54 64 .438 52 66 .333 44 63 .393 46 58

SW - Sets won SL - Sets lost

2008 All-Horizon League Teams All-League Team Porshia Allen, Butler Jessica Wolfe, Butler Amy Benz, Cleveland State Megan Elfering, Green Bay Sarah Singer, Loyola Lauren Felsing, Milwaukee Becky Peters, Milwaukee Maddie Sueppel, Milwaukee Kim Bukowski, Valparaiso Brittany Malicoat, Valparaiso Angie Porche, Valparaiso Allison Sears, Valparaiso Lizzy Gunn, Wright State Shaunda Sandifer, Wright State Player of the Year Angie Porche, Valparaiso

All-Newcomer Team Kelsey Labrum, Butler Jordan Goad, Cleveland State Melissa Joyce, Green Bay Kerri Schuh, Milwaukee Samantha Trawitzke, Milwaukee Michelle Hammond, Wright State Leilani Tafuna, Wright State Newcomer of the Year Kelsey Labrum, Butler Defensive Player of the Year Brittany Malicoat, Valparaiso Coach of the Year Susie Johnson, Milwaukee

DIG Dig/G 355 3.03 276 2.44 179 1.56 240 2.05 23 0.29 19 0.18 44 0.86 14 0.24 541 4.62 72 1.22 111 1.41 35 0.88 22 0.40

151 1931 16.50 125 1959 16.74

BS BA Total B/Gm BE BHE Points 6 68 74 0.63 14 1 433.0 2 93 95 0.84 13 12 432.5 6 36 42 0.37 6 3 346.0 1 47 48 0.41 5 25 222.5 4 71 75 0.94 7 0 143.5 10 86 96 0.93 23 0 178.0 0 16 16 0.31 1 3 40.0 4 54 58 0.98 2 0 59.0 0 1 1 0.01 0 0 36.5 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 2.0 0 1 1 0.01 0 2 4.5 0 0 0 0.00 1 6 3.0 0 1 1 0.02 0 0 0.5 33 474 270.0 32 331 197.5

2008 Results

2008 Horizon League Final Standings Horizon League Matches W L Pct. SW SL 13 3 .812 43 19 12 4 .750 41 17 10 6 .625 34 29 8 8 .500 30 33 8 8 .500 30 34 7 9 .438 31 31 5 11 .312 22 37 5 11 .312 25 38 4 12 .250 21 39

RE 35 21 19 0 2 2 0 0 38 4 5 1 0

2.31 1.69

72 40

54 1901.0 43 1790.5

Date Opponent Sun Bowl Volleyball Invitational (El Paso, Texas) Aug. 29 at UTEP Aug. 30 vs. Oral Roberts Aug. 30 vs. New Jersey Tech Sept. 3 MARIAN Kennesaw State Owls Challenge (Atlanta, Ga.) Sept. 5 vs. Austin Peay Sept. 6 vs. Loyola (Md.) Sept. 6 at Kennesaw State Sept. 9 INDIANA STATE Buffalo Ramada Invitational (Buffalo, N.Y.) Sept. 12 vs. UMES Sept. 12 vs. Maine Sept. 13 at Buffalo Sept. 16 IUPUI Sept. 19 VALPARAISO * Sept. 26 at Milwaukee * Sept. 27 at Green Bay * Oct. 3 YOUNGSTOWN STATE * Oct. 4 CLEVELAND STATE * Oct. 8 at Wright State * Oct. 11 LOYOLA * Oct. 12 UIC * Oct. 17 at Valparaiso * Oct. 24 GREEN BAY * Oct. 25 MILWAUKEE * Oct. 31 at Cleveland State * Nov. 1 at Youngstown State * Nov. 7 at UIC * Nov. 8 at Loyola * Nov. 14 WRIGHT STATE * Horizon League Championship (Cleveland, Ohio) Nov. 21 vs. Loyola (Quarterfinals) Nov. 22 vs. Milwaukee (Semifinals)

Result W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 L, 2-3

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All-America/Hall of Fame Areal Bienemy: TWO-TIME AVCA ALL-AMERICAN Areal Bienemy, a four-year letterwinner with the Bulldogs from 2001-04, holds the distinction of being Butler’s first, and so far only, volleyball All-American, receiving the accolade in both 2003 and 2004. The 6-0 middle blocker was named as an AVCA All-American Honorable Mention in 2003 after tallying 3.18 kills per game and 1.04 blocks per game before repeating the honor in 2004 after averaging 3.89 kpg, 1.28 bpg and 1.23 dpg. Her 371 career blocks are the eighth-most in Butler history.

The Line on Bienemy... Year 2001 2002 2003 2004

MP GP 20 53 34 122 31 121 28 110

K E Att 106 59 287 298 186 763 385 145 863 428 169 1,069

Pct. .164 .147 .278 .242

Career 113 406 1,217 559 2,982 .221

A SA SE RE 5 7 15 16 31 19 42 10 17 21 50 3 15 19 64 4

DIG BS BA TB 104 3 12 15 191 5 84 89 83 22 104 126 135 25 116 141

68 66 171 33 513 55 316 371

All-American years in italics

Volleyball Players in the Butler Athletic Hall of Fame

Elizabeth Skinner Class of 1982 Inducted 1998

Beth Piepenbrink Class of 1983 Inducted 1999

Rene Evans Class of 1984 Inducted 2002

Sue Morris Class of 1985 Inducted 2003

Chris DeWell Class of 1986 Inducted 2004

Jill Taylor Class of 1989 Inducted 2005

Christine Essington Class of 1987 Inducted 2007

Jennifer Kintzel Class of 1998 Inducted 2008

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Lori Adams Class of 1989 Inducted 2009


Volleyball Alumni

Where are they now?

Julie Manker 1993-97

Kali (Carter) Veness 2001-05

A very active coach and player in volleyball. She designs websites and lives in central Illinois.

A physician assistant at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis. Married for four years and expecting first child in fall of 2009.

Kylie (Galbraith) Ruhl 1997-2000

Andrea (King) VanMeter 1998-01

A former elementary school teacher and volleyball coach in the Fort Wayne area. Has a son and is expecting second child this winter. Resides in Fishers, Ind.

A high school volleyball coach at Richmond (Ind.) High School and science teacher at Ennis Middle School.

Wendy (Maat) Kennedy 1990-93

Chloe’ Blasingame 2005-08

Susan (Morris) Mills 1981-84

Owner of a podiatry practice in western Indiana. Has two daughter, Kaitlyn and Taryn.

Graduated with a degree in psychology and is studying as a graduate assistant at UIC in Chicago.

A teacher and athletic director at St. Michael’s in Greenville, Ind.

Jill (Spurgeon) Claussman 1985-88

Lynn Rosetto 1993-96

Lynze (Lysen) Roos 1997-2000

A math teacher at Diamond Oaks High School in Cincinnati. Married to a BU football alum and the mother of three.

Works for a pharmaceutical consulting firm in Los Angeles, Calif.

Living in Florida and is the head volleyball coach at Lynn University. She is married and has two pets.

Catching up with former Butler volleyball players. Dana Daprile 2005-08 Attending University of Tennessee as a graduate assistant, earning her master’s degree in sports psychology/ management.

All-Time Butler Roster Lori Adams, 1986-89 Debbie Adaschik, 1984 Lori Alexander, 1979-80 Porshia Allen, 2006-pres. Christina Alvarado, 1991-92 Jenny Arentz, 1990-93 Melody Austin, 2006-pres. Brittany Awai, 2007-pres. Laura Baire, 1992-95 Maureen Bamiro, 2008-pres. Barb Basham, 1975 Barb Battista, 1976 Amy Baty, 1982-85 Lori Berkshire, 1975 - Mgr. Aina Berzins, 1975 Areal Bienemy, 2001-04 Chelsea Bishop, 1994-95 Chole’ Blasingame, 2005-08 Rebecca Booher, 1977 Alexis Bowens, 2003 Carol Braden, 1987-90 Lisa Brummond, 1979-82 Megan Buckley, 1981 Kate Burns, 1999 Halston Campagna, 2000-03 Kali Carter, 2001-04 Katie Carter, 1999-2000 - Mgr. Sharon Casper, 1980-83 Denise Cheviron, 1983-85 Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 Sarah Clough, 2001-02

Alicia Coltrane, 2005-2006 Carla Connor, 1986 Allison Cox, 1998-01 Heather Cox, 1994-97 Alyssa Cress, 2003-04 Nancy Dahm, 1976-79 Dana Daprile, 2005- 08 Katie Daprile, 2007-pres. Michelle DeGeeter, 2004-07 Charlene Depman, 1977-78 Chris DeWell, 1982-85 Marie Donnelly, 1975-76 Nancy Dorris, 1984-87 Shelley Erhardt, 1986-88 Chris Essington, 1983-86 Rene Evans, 1980-83 Brianne Faust, 1998-00 Tina Foldenauer, 1993-95 Donna Ford, 1982 Laura Forrest, 1995-98 Corissa Foster, 2006 Laurie Fredlake, 1975-77 Kylie Galbraith, 1997-00 Sara Gallagher, 2001-04 Jackie Gardner, 1983 - Mgr. Elyssa Garfinkle, 2008-pres. Kim Groce, 1993-94 Carolyn Gruesbeck, 2002 Cory Gulasey, 1996-99

Lynn Hardin, 1992-95 Carrie Henderson, 1979-82 Krystal Hendrix, 2003-06 Susana Henri, 2003-06 Shelli Hesse, 1989-92 Adrianna Higle, 2006 Amy Hinkamper, 1989 Natalie Hornsby, 1982-83 Joan Imler, 1976 Nina Inic, 2005-08 Camille Jamerson, 2004-05 Katy Johnston, 1998-99 Eileen Kelly, 1990-92 Kristen Kelly, 1988-91 Kristi Kerkhoff, 1998-01 Danielle Kerr, 2000 Andrea King, 1998-01 Karin King, 1979 Jennifer Kintzel, 1994-97 Laura Klancnik, 1999-02 Holly Knight, 2007 Megan Knightly, 2002-05 Cheryl Kovalow, 1979-80 Tana Kroll, 1977-78 Sharon Krumpolz, 1991-92

Kelsey Labrum, 2008-pres. Darla Lawson, 1987 Jalesa Lee, 2007-pres. Michelle Leedy, 1988-90 Bonnie Loos, 1975-76 Susan Luers, 1979 Lynze Lysen, 1997-00 Wendy Maat, 1990-93 Phyllis Majors, 1983-86 Julie Manker, 1993-96 Sharon Martin, 1976 Deb Masters, 1976 Amanda Matthews, 2000-03 Mary McCree, 1978 Stephanie McGurk, 2006-pres. Stephanie McShurley, 1995-98 Stacia Mellinger, 1987-90 Amber Miller, 2000 Lydia Montgomery, 1976-77 - Mgr. Elizabeth Moreau, 2001-04 Jamie Morris, 1982-85 Sue Morris, 1981-84 Debbie Morton, 1976 Kelly Mott, 1996-99 Jill Muenstermann, 1982-83 Martha Mullin, 1976-77 Eileen Murphy, 1996-99 Jayn Nemeth, 1983 Jaime Neumann, 1986 Keely Norris, 1999-02 Carmen Notestine, 1989

Robin Oetting, 1975 Anna Overlease, 2000 Kathy Owen, 1975

Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 Jill Taylor, 1985-88 Sara Unrue, 1997

Kate Patterson, 1993-94 Linsie Peacock, 1993-94 Jennifer Pennington, 1981-84 Ellen Perciak, 1977-78 Kamy Peters, 2001-03 Wendy Peters, 1976 Amy Pickett, 1995-98 Beth Piepenbrink, 1979-80 Jonell Pinkerton, 1991-94 Kathryn Presnal, 1978 Janet Price, 1977-80 Tracy Rader, 1979-82 Marcy Rath, 1975, 77-78 Julie Ready, 1977-78 Lynn Rossetto, 1993-96 Bev Schnabel, 1975 Mallory Sheets, 2004-05 Mindy Sjoblom, 1996-97 Liz Skinner, 1978-81 Amy Smith, 1989-91 - Mgr. Jill Spurgeon, 1985-88 Libby Stanton, 1975 Stephanie Steele, 2006-pres. Jane Strelow, 1985-88 - Mgr. Joan Stumpf, 1978

Stephanie Wade, 1979 Cheryl Wallace, 1985 Christy Ward, 1987-90 Candice Washington, 2002-05 Renee Wayt, 1988-91 Julie Weber, 1975-76 Susan Weed, 1985-86 Karla Weidekamp, 1976 - Mgr. Wendy Werner, 1985 Tammy Wertman, 1978-81 Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94 Lisa Wesselak, 1986-88 Laura White, 2003-05 Robin Williams, 1977-78 Terry Wilson, 1979-82 Nancy Wittler, 1976 Jessica Wolfe, 2007-pres. Ronda Zeigert, 1983

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Individual Records Kills Match

32, Kali Carter vs. Western Illinois (4), 9/10/04 31, Lori Adams vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 31, Laura Baire vs. Louisville (5), 11/3/93 31, Amy Pickett vs. UCI (4), 9/27/96 30, Amy Pickett vs. Pittsburgh (5), 9/21/96 29, Jessica Wolfe vs. Youngstown State (5), 9/14/07 29, Laura Baire vs. Loyola (5), 10/30/93 29, Lori Adams vs. Eastern Illinois (4), 10/17/89 28, Six players tied, last by Porshia Allen vs. Wright State (5), 10/26/07

Attacks Match

88, Laura Baire vs. Louisville (5), 11/3/93 87, Lori Adams vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 83, Kali Carter vs. Green Bay (5), 10/17/03 82, Kali Carter vs. Maryland (5), 9/18/04 81, Amy Pickett vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 9/20/97 80, Kali Carter vs. Jacksonville State (5), 9/11/04 79, Kali Carter vs. Bradley (5), 9/11/04 79, Amy Pickett vs. Wright State (4), 10/16/98 76, Stephanie Wesley vs. Baylor (5), 12/3/93 75, Stephanie Wesley vs. Auburn (5), 9/10/94

Jennifer Kintzel reigns as Butler’s and the Horizon League’s all-time leader with 5,483 assists.

Season

Career

Season

Career

600, Laura Baire, 1993 567, Amy Pickett, 1996 539, Stephanie Wesley, 1993 508, Kali Carter, 2003 503, Kali Carter, 2004 497, Jill Taylor, 1988 486, Lori Adams, 1989 476, Amy Pickett, 1997 471, Laura Baire, 1995 448, Jessica Taylor, 1992

1,636, Stephanie Wesley, 1993 1,603, Laura Baire, 1993 1,558, Kali Carter, 2004 1,539, Kali Carter, 2003 1,345, Amy Pickett, 1996 1,291, Laura Baire, 1995 1,290, Lori Adams, 1989 1,290, Jessica Taylor, 1991 1,267, Jill Taylor, 1988 1,266, Lynze Lysen, 1999

Hitting Percentage Match (min. 10 attempts)

Kills per Game Season

4.57, Kali Carter, 2004 4.46, Amy Pickett, 1996 4.30, Lori Adams, 1989 4.14, Amy Pickett, 1997 4.08, Laura Baire, 1993 4.08, Amy Pickett, 1998 4.06, Kali Carter, 2003 3.93, Laura Baire, 1995 3.92, Porshia Allen, 2007 3.89, Areal Bienemy, 2004

Career

3.95, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 3.75, Laura Baire, 1992-95 3.62, Kali Carter, 2001-04 3.39, Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 3.19, Keely Norris, 1999-02 3.00, Areal Bienemy, 2001-04 2.92, Lori Adams, 1986-89 2.80, Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94 2.77, Jill Taylor, 1985-88 2.49, Chris DeWell, 1982-85*

Digs per Game Season

5.29, Megan Knightly, 2005 4.62, Katie Daprile, 2008 4.51, Megan Knightly, 2004 4.44, Nina Inic, 2007 4.20, Lori Adams, 1989 4.18, Jessica Taylor, 1992 4.09, Nina Inic, 2006 4.04, Jessica Taylor, 1991 3.95, Allison Cox, 1999 3.93, Heather Cox, 1997 3.88, Jenny Arentz, 1992

Career

4.01, Megan Knightly, 2002-05 3.65, Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 3.53, Jennifer Kintzel, 1994-97 3.39, Laura Baire, 1992-95 3.32, Jenny Arentz, 1990-93 3.26, Kali Carter, 2001-04 3.00, Kamy Peters, 2001-03 2.98, Heather Cox, 1994-97 2.94, Kristen Kelly, 1988-91 2.92, Lori Adams, 1986-89 2.76, Jill Taylor, 1985-88

Blocks per Game Season

1.73, Jennifer Pennington, 1983 1.63, Chris DeWell, 1984 1.57, Jill Spurgeon, 1988 1.56, Chris Essington, 1986 1.39, Amy Pickett, 1995 1.35, Rene Evans, 1983 1.33, Chris DeWell, 1983 1.31, Jill Spurgeon, 1987 1.29, Michelle DeGeeter, 2007 1.28, Areal Bienemy, 2004

Career

1.47, Jennifer Pennington, 1981-84* 1.41, Chris DeWell, 1982-85* 1.18, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 1.17, Chris Essington, 1983-86 1.11, Jill Spurgeon, 1985-88 1.07, Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 1.06, Krystal Hendrix, 2003-06 1.06, Candace Washington, 2002-05 0.94, Keely Norris, 1999-02 0.91, Areal Bienemy, 2001-04

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1.000 (12-0-12), Laura Klancnik vs. Providence (3), 8/31/02 .800 (12-0-15), Wendy Maat vs. Eastern Kentucky (3), 9/21/91 .800 (8-0-10), Stacia Mellinger vs. Milwaukee (3), 11/9/90 .733 (11-0-15), Eileen Murphy vs. SW Missouri St. (3), 8/30/97 .727 (8-0-11), Stephanie Wesley vs. La Salle (3), 11/6/92 .727 (8-0-11), Keely Norris vs. Valparaiso (3), 9/1/00 .714 (11-1-14), Andrea King vs. IUPUI, 9/1/99 .714 (11-1-14), Stephanie Wesley vs. La Salle (3), 10/1/94 .684 (13-0-19), Amy Pickett vs. Green Bay (3), 10/4/97 .667 (15-1-21), Chris Essington vs. Akron (3), 11/2/85 .667 (10-0-15), Shelli Hesse vs. Evansville (3), 10/9/90 .667 (13-1-18), Jamie Morris vs. Valparaiso (3), 10/26/85

Assists Match

80, Kylie Galbraith vs. Milwaukee (5), 11/18/00 79, Jennifer Kintzel vs. Auburn (5), 9/10/94 77, Jennifer Kintzel vs. Arkansas (4), 9/18/97 71, Kylie Galbraith vs. UIC (4), 9/25/99 71, Stacia Mellinger vs. Eastern Illinois (4), 10/2/90 69, Jenny Arentz, vs. Louisville (5), 11/3/93 69, Kylie Galbraith vs. Evansville (4), 10/10/99 69, Kylie Galbraith vs. Wright State (4), 10/16/98 69, Jennifer Kintzel vs. UIC (5), 11/9/95 69, Jennifer Kintzel vs. Loyola (4), 10/28/95

Service Aces Match

9, Laura Baire vs. Wright State (3), 10/7/95 8, Beth Christiansen vs. Western Illinois (4), 9/22/90 8, Beth Christiansen vs. Xavier (4), 11/2/90 7, Beth Christiansen vs. Indiana State (3), 9/11/90 7, Chris Essington vs. Dayton (3), 10/28/86 7, Lynn Hardin vs. Baylor (5), 12/3/93 7, Jill Taylor vs. Eastern Illinois (4), 10/16/85 6, 16 players tied *— Stats not available prior to 1983

1,812, Laura Baire, 1992-95 1,801, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 1,599, Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 1,598, Kali Carter, 2001-04 1,397, Keely Norris, 1999-02 1,356, Lori Adams, 1986-89 1,341, Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94 1,320, Jill Taylor, 1985-88 1,292, Lynze Lysen, 1997-00 1,217, Areal Bienemy, 2001-04

4,932, Laura Baire, 1992-95 4,871, Kali Carter, 2001-04 4,618, Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 4,607, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 4,251, Lynze Lysen, 1997-00 3,932, Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94 3,724, Jill Taylor, 1985-88 3,691, Lori Adams, 1986-89 3,409, Keely Norris, 1999-02 3,170, Porshia Allen, 2006-pres.

Season

.355, Chris DeWell, 1985 .321, Keely Norris, 2002 .318, Chris Essington, 1985 .300, Jamie Morris, 1985 .298, Beth Christiansen, 1990 .298, Amy Pickett, 1996 .298, Amy Pickett, 1997 .297, Lori Adams, 1988 .293, Keely Norris, 2001 .293, Chris DeWell, 1984

Season

Career

Season

Career

1,659, Jenny Arentz, 1993 1,445, Amanda Matthews, 2002 1,431, Jennifer Kintzel, 1997 1,406, Amanda Matthews, 2003 1,400, Jennifer Kintzel, 1995 1,380, Jenny Arentz, 1992 1,365, Jennifer Kintzel, 1996 1,351, Kylie Galbraith, 2000 1,341, Stacia Mellinger, 1988 1,331, Stacia Mellinger, 1989

85, Jill Taylor, 1988 67, Jennifer Kintzel, 1997 66, Amy Baty, 1983 60, Beth Christiansen, 1990 59, Laura Baire, 1993 59, Jennifer Kintzel, 1995 57, Laura Baire, 1995 56, Jill Taylor, 1985 53, Lynn Hardin, 1993 53, Jessica Taylor, 1989

Career

.308, Chris DeWell, 1982-85* .281, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 .281, Keely Norris, 1999-02 .258, Stephanie McShurley, 1995-98 .257, Lori Adams, 1986-89 .257, Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 .246, Heather Cox, 1994-97 .246, Chris Essington, 1983-86 .242, Candance Washington, 2002-05 .232, Jill Taylor, 1985-88 .231, Stacia Mellinger, 1987-90

5,483, Jennifer Kintzel, 1994-97 4,838, Stacia Mellinger, 1987-90 4,443, Jenny Arentz, 1990-93 3,994, Amanda Matthews, 2000-03 3,320, Dana Daprile, 2005-08 2,673, Kylie Galbraith, 1997-00 1,915, Susan Weed, 1985-86 1,465, Sara Gallagher, 2001-04 496, Laura White, 2003-05 248, Kristen Kelly, 1988-91

222, Jill Taylor, 1985-88 215, Jennifer Kintzel, 1994-97 192, Laura Baire, 1992-95 161, Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 151, Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 144, Lori Adams, 1986-89 133, Stacia Mellinger, 1987-90 126, Kali Carter, 2001-04 125, Heather Cox, 1994-97 124, Jonell Pinkerton, 1991-94


Individual Records Match Records by Set 3-Set Kills

24, Jessica Taylor vs. Green Bay, 9/6/91

Attacks

53, Laura Baire vs. Dayton, 10/23/92 53, Heather Cox vs. Milwaukee, 10/3/97

Hitting Percentage

1.000 (12-0-12), Laura Klancnik vs. Providence, 8/31/02

Assists

58, Jennifer Kintzel vs. Milwaukee, 10/3/97

Service Aces

9, Laura Baire vs. Wright State, 10/7/95

Areal Bienemy

Megan Knightly

Digs Match

45, Jessica Taylor vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 41, Megan Knightly vs. Youngstown State (5), 9/24/05 40, Nina Inic vs. Green Bay (5), 11/11/06 38, Lynze Lysen vs. Wright State (4), 10/16/98 36, Katie Daprile at Youngstown State (5), 11/1/08 36, Heather Cox vs. Loyola (4), 11/1/97 35, Nina Inic vs. Youngstown State (5), 9/14/07 35, Nina Inic at Green Bay (4), 10/13/06 35, Jenny Arentz vs. Loyola (5), 10/30/93 32, Nina Inic vs. Loyola (5), 10/20/06 31, Katie Daprile vs. Milwaukee (4), 10/25/08 31, Katie Daprile vs. Youngstown State (5), 10/3/08

Block Solos Match

10, Wendy Werner vs. Indiana Central (3), 11/6/85 10, Chris Essington vs. Valparaiso (5), 9/27/86 8, Chris DeWell vs. Franklin (5), 10/12/85 8, Chris DeWell vs. Notre Dame (5), 9/14/83 8, Chris DeWell vs. St. Louis (5), 11/11/83 8, Chris Essington vs. Indiana Central (3), 11/6/85 8, Chris Essington vs. Notre Dame (5), 9/19/86 8, Jill Taylor vs. Mississippi (5), 9/12/87 7, Four players tied

Block Assists Match

12, Chris DeWell vs. IUPUI (4), 10/24/84 11, Beth Christiansen vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 10, Jalesa Lee vs. UMES (5), 9/12/08 10, Michelle DeGeeter vs. Green Bay (5), 11/9/07 10, Michelle DeGeeter vs. Valparaiso (4), 9/29/07 10, Michelle DeGeeter vs. Loyola (5), 10/20/06 10, Krystal Hendrix vs. Youngstown State (5), 9/24/05 10, Andrea King vs. Milwaukee (5), 11/4/00 10, Amy Pickett vs. Kentucky (4), 9/16/95 10, Beth Christiansen vs. DePaul (5), 11/11/89 9, 13 players tied

Total Blocks Match

17, Chris DeWell vs. St. Louis (5), 11/11/83 16, Beth Christiansen vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 16, Chris DeWell vs. IUPUI (4), 10/24/84 16, Chris DeWell vs. Valparaiso (4), 11/12/83 15, Chris DeWell vs. IUPUI (5), 9/4/85 15, Wendy Werner vs. Indiana Central (3), 11/6/85 14, Beth Christiansen vs. Xavier (4), 10/13/89 14, Chris Essington vs. Valparaiso (5), 9/27/86 13, Four players tied

Dana Daprile

Digs

30, Jessica Taylor vs. Duquesne, 11/7/92

Block Solos

10, Wendy Werner vs. Indiana Central, 11/6/85

Season

541, Katie Daprile, 2008 522, Laura Baire, 1993 518, Megan Knightly, 2005 497, Jenny Arentz, 1993 496, Megan Knightly, 2004 490, Jessica Taylor, 1992 489, Jenny Arentz, 1992 485, Kamy Peters, 2002 475, Lori Adams, 1989 471, Nina Inic, 2007 469, Jessica Taylor, 1991

Career

1,737, Megan Knightly, 2002-05 1,722, Jessica Taylor, 1989-92 1,678, Jennifer Kintzel, 1994-97 1,637, Laura Baire, 1992-95 1,436, Kali Carter, 2001-04 1,426, Jenny Arentz, 1990-93 1,406, Heather Cox, 1994-97 1,348, Lynze Lysen, 1997-00 1,331, Lori Adams, 1986-89 1,312, Jill Taylor, 1985-88 1,298, Allison Cox, 1998-02

Block Assists

10, Krystal Hendrix, vs. Youngstown State, 10/11/03

Total Blocks

15, Wendy Werner vs. Indiana Central, 11/6/85

4-Set Kills

32, Kali Carter vs. Western Illinois, 9/10/04

Attacks

79, Amy Pickett vs. Wright State, 10/16/98

Hitting Percentage

.652 (15-0-23), Sue Morris vs. IUPUI, 10/24/84

Assists

77, Jennifer Kintzel vs. Arkansas, 9/18/97

Season

88, Chris Essington, 1986 68, Chris DeWell, 1985 65, Chris DeWell, 1984 62, Jill Spurgeon, 1988 58, Jill Spurgeon, 1987 51, Lori Adams, 1986 51, Chris Essington, 1985 50, Jennifer Pennington, 1983 49, Beth Christiansen, 1989 48, Three Players Tied

Season

158, Jennifer Pennington, 1983 150, Jill Spurgeon, 1988 133, Krystal Hendrix, 2003 133, Chris DeWell, 1983 123, Michelle DeGeeter, 2007 118, Wendy Maat, 1993 117, Amy Pickett, 1995 116, Areal Bienemy, 2004 116, Chris Essington, 1986 115, Andrea King, 2000 111, Krystal Hendrix, 2006

Career

202, Chris Essington, 1983-86 188, Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 163, Jill Spurgeon, 1985-88 160, Chris DeWell, 1982-85* 123, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 74, Jennifer Pennington, 1981-84* 71, Candice Washington, 2002-04 70, Lori Adams, 1986-89 65, Stacia Mellinger, 1987-90 61, Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94

Career

414, Krystal Hendrix, 2003-06 413, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 354, Michelle DeGeeter, 2004-07 338, Keely Norris, 1999-02 331, Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 326, Jill Spurgeon, 1985-88 316, Areal Bienemy, 2001-04 315, Chris Essington, 1983-86 296, Chris DeWell, 1982-85* 292, Candice Washington, 2002-05 260, Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94

Service Aces

8, Beth Christiansen vs. Western Illinois, 9/22/90 8, Beth Christiansen vs. Xavier, 11/2/90

Digs

38, Lynze Lysen vs. Wright State, 10/16/98

Block Solos

7, Chris DeWell vs. Valparaiso, 11/12/83

Block Assists

12, Chris DeWell vs. IUPUI, 10/24/84

Total Blocks

16, Chris DeWell vs. Valparaiso, 11/12/83 16, Chris DeWell vs. IUPUI, 10/24/84

5-Set Kills

31, Lori Adams vs. UIC, 9/12/89 31, Laura Baire vs. Louisville, 11/3/93

Attacks

88, Laura Baire vs. Louisville, 11/3/93

Hitting Percentage

.615 (9-1-13), Stacia Mellinger vs. Cincinnati, 10/11/88

Assists

80, Kylie Galbraith vs. Milwaukee, 11/18/00

Service Aces

7, Lynn Hardin vs. Baylor, 12/3/93

Digs

45, Jessica Taylor vs. UIC, 9/12/89

Season

212, Jill Spurgeon, 1988 208, Jennifer Pennington, 1983 204, Chris Essington, 1986 168, Chris DeWell, 1984 160, Chris DeWell, 1983 153, Amy Pickett, 1995 150, Sharon Casper, 1983 148, Rene Evans, 1983 147, Krystal Hendrix, 2003 145, Beth Christiansen, 1989

Career

536, Amy Pickett, 1995-98 519, Beth Christiansen, 1987-90 517, Chris Essington, 1983-86 489, Jill Spurgeon, 1985-88 459, Krystal Hendrix, 2003-06 456, Chris DeWell, 1982-85* 409, Keely Norris, 1999-02 406, Michelle DeGeeter, 2004-07 371, Areal Bienemy, 2001-04 363, Candice Washington, 2002-05 321, Stephanie Wesley, 1991-94

Block Solos

10, Chris Essington vs. Valparaiso, 9/27/86

Block Assists

11, Beth Christiansen vs. UIC, 9/12/89

Total Blocks

17, Chris DeWell vs. St. Louis, 11/11/83

*— Stats not available prior to 1983

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Team Records Season Records

Match Records by Game

Kills

2,044, 1993 1,923, 2002 1,848, 2003 1,820, 1988 1,793, 1990 1,792, 1992 1,791, 2000 1,758, 1997 1,758, 1989 1,757, 1997

3-Game Kills

72 vs. Dayton, 10/23/92

Attacks

191 vs. Milwaukee, 10/3/97

Hitting Percentage

.571 (36-0-63) vs. La Salle, 11/6/92

Assists

66 vs. Milwaukee, 10/3/97

Attacks

Service Aces

5,868, 1993 5,409, 2002 5,298, 2003 5,263, 1992 5,175, 2000 4,947, 1997 4,932, 1999 4,916, 1989 4,874, 2007 4,865, 1996

15 vs. Evansville, 10/15/92 15 vs. Wright State, 10/9/95

Digs

113 vs. IUPUI, 8/30/89

Block Solos*

5 vs. Six Opponents

Block Assists*

30 vs. Dayton, 9/30/86

Total Blocks*

18 vs. Murray State, 9/10/93

Hitting Pct.

4-Game Kills

89 vs. Arkansas, 9/18/97

Attacks

300 vs. Wright State, 10/16/98

Hitting Percentage

.395 (63-14-194) vs. Marian, 8/25/06

Assists

Sharon Clark has coached some of the best offensive teams in school history, including the 2002 and 2003 squads that stand second and third all-time in kills and attacks.

79 vs. Arkansas, 9/18/97 79 vs. Wright State, 10/16/98

Service Aces

17 vs. Western Illinois, 9/22/90 17 vs. Xavier, 11/2/90

22 vs. Loyola, 11/14/87

101 vs. Auburn (5), 9/10/94 97 vs. Dayton (5), 11/3/90 94 vs. Milwaukee (5) 11/18/00 89 vs. Arkansas (4), 9/18/97 89 vs. Murray State (5), 10/7/89 87 vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 10/2/90 86 vs. Youngstown State (4), 11/7/03 86 vs. Loyola (4), 10/28/95 85 vs. Iowa State (4), 9/9/00 84 vs. Three Opponents

5-Game

Attacks

Digs

137 vs. Wright State, 10/16/98

Block Solos*

15 vs. Marquette, 9/9/88

Block Assists*

33 vs. Loyola, 11/3/07

Total Blocks*

Kills

101 vs. Auburn, 9/10/94

Attacks

278 vs. Murray State, 10/7/89

Hitting Percentage

.384 (53-12-140) vs. Evansville, 9/27/85

Assists

94 vs. Auburn, 9/10/94

Service Aces

19 vs. Xavier, 10/11/83

Digs

149 vs. UIC, 9/12/89

Block Solos*

14 vs. Mississippi, 9/12/87

Block Assists*

35 vs. Green Bay, 11/9/07

Total Blocks*

21 vs. Loyola, 10/20/06

* Team blocking stats not complete prior to 1987

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Assists

Match Records Kills

Assists

94 vs. Auburn (5), 9/10/94 84 vs. Milwaukee (5), 11/18/00 79 vs. Arkansas (4), 9/18/97 79 vs. Wright State (4), 10/16/98 78 vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 10/2/90 78 vs. Loyola (5), 10/12/85 77 vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 77 vs. Louisville (5), 11/3/93 77 vs. Youngstown State (4), 11/7/03 77 vs. Youngstown State (5), 9/14/07 77 at Youngstown State (5), 10/13/07

300 vs. Wright State (4), 10/16/98 278 vs. Murray State (5), 10/7/89 268 vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 9/20/97 267 vs. Green Bay (5), 11/9/07 265 vs. Loyola (4), 10/23/92 262 vs. Auburn (5), 9/10/94 252 vs. Drake (5), 9/3/99 250 vs. Loyola (5), 10/12/85 247 vs. Loyola (4), 10/13/00 247 vs. Milwaukee (5), 11/18/00

Service Aces

Hitting Percentage

Digs

.571 (36-0-63) vs. La Salle (3), 11/6/92 .475 (61-5-118) vs. W. Kentucky, 11/2/85 .470 (39-8-66) vs. Green Bay (3), 10/4/97 .456 (41-5-79) vs. Dayton (3), 10/1/85 .435 (34-7-62) vs. Chicago St. (3), 9/24/94 .429 (48-12-84) vs. La Salle (3), 10/1/94 .429 (31-4-63) vs. St. Louis (3), 8/30/97 .419 (45-9-86) vs. Evansville (3), 10/9/90 .413 (55-5-121) vs. Valparaiso (3), 11/11/95 .410 (55-7-117) vs. SW Mo St. (3), 8/30/97

.277, 1985 .246, 1997 .230, 1996 .229, 1988 .220, 1995 .216, 1990 .215, 2004 .214, 1989 .212, 2008 .212, 2003

19 vs. Xavier (5), 10/11/83 18 vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 10/14/86 18 vs. Northern Kentucky (5), 10/21/83 17 vs. Western Illinois (4), 9/22/90 17 vs. Xavier (4), 11/2/90 16 vs. Youngstown State (5), 10/2/04 16 vs. Bellarmine (5), 10/18/83 15 vs. Seven Opponents 14 vs. Nine Opponents

149 vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 137 vs. Wright State (4), 10/16/98 134 vs. Murray State (5), 10/7/89 134 vs. Green Bay (5), 11/9/07 127 vs. Boise State (5), 9/1/95 125 vs. IUPUI (5), 9/4/86 124 vs. Loyola (5), 10/12/85 121 vs. Wright State (5), 11/2/91 120 vs. Auburn (5), 9/5/92 120 vs. St. Louis (4), 11/3/89

1,822, 1993 1,735, 2002 1,664, 2003 1,599, 2000 1,570, 1997 1,544, 1988 1,537, 1995 1,536, 1989 1,527, 1992 1,512, 1996

Service Aces 333, 1993 289, 1988 287, 1983 242, 1986 238, 1990 227, 1996 227, 1992 226, 1989 222, 1991 221, 1997

Digs

2,563, 1993 2,522, 1992 2,397, 1989 2,222, 2003 2,157, 2002 2,154, 1997 2,137, 1991 2,114, 2007 2,097, 1996 2,064, 2000

149, 1988 118, 1990 101, 1989 79, 1993 76, 2003 75, 1992 73, 1991 62, 1995 61, 1996

Block Assists* 499, 1988 497, 2007 474, 2008 474, 2004 462, 2000 460, 2003 460, 1993 449, 2006 439, 2002 382, 2005

Total Blocks* 398.5, 1988 309, 1993 306, 2003 296.5, 2007 296, 2004 291, 1987 283, 2000 277.5, 2006 270, 2008 267.5, 2002

Block Solos* 162, 1987

Block Solos*

15 vs. Marquette (4), 9/9/88 14 vs. Mississippi (5), 9/12/87 12 vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 10/14/86 11 vs. Hartford (4), 12/4/93 11 vs. James Madison (4), 9/15/89 11 vs. Loyola (4), 11/14/87 9 vs. Evansville (5), 11/16/90 9 vs. Iowa St. (5), 9/25/92 9 vs. IUPUI (5), 8/31/88 9 vs. St. Louis (5), 11/19/88

Block Assists*

35 vs. Green Bay (5), 11/9/07 34 vs. Loyola (5), 10/20/06 33 vs. Loyola (4), 11/3/07 31 vs. Valparaiso (4), 9/29/07 30 vs. Dayton (3), 9/30/86 28 vs. Eastern Washington (4), 9/2/90 28 vs. Indiana State (4), 10/13/92 28 vs. Murray State (3), 9/10/93 28 vs. Valparaiso (4), 11/4/92 28 vs. Wright St. (5), 11/8/88 28 vs. Indiana State (5), 9/26/00 28 vs. Green Bay (3), 11/3/00 28 vs. UMES, (5), 9/12/08

Total Blocks*

22 vs. Loyola (4), 11/14/87 21 vs. Loyola (5), 10/20/06 21 vs. Eastern Washington (4), 9/2/90 20.5 vs. Notre Dame (5), 9/19/86 19.5 vs. Green Bay (5), 11/9/07 19 vs. Eastern Illinois (5), 10/14/86 18.5 vs. UIC (5), 9/12/89 18 vs. IUPUI (5), 8/31/88 18 vs. Murray State (3), 9/10/93 18 vs. Wright State (5), 11/8/88


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