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Quick Facts and Roster ◊ 2010 Roster ◊ No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

Name Kelsey Sauer Ragin Jackson Rachel Rodriguez Kelsey Guardia Jessica Serrato Kat Tauscher Rose Lewis Morgan Mientus Kristen Titley Kyleigh McAhren Morgan Clark Kebah Edoho Katie Baumgarten Anne Ellenberger Heidi Kamp Hannah Young Leylin Marroquin Lindsay Regruto Emily Sawanobori Kellye Zobrist Sydney MacGregor

Cl. So. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Pos. OH/L MH S DS OH S S OH OH OH OH MH/RS OH RS/MB MB MH L DS L DS DS

Ht. 5-6 5-11 5-9 5-4 5-10 5-9 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-0 5-11 5-6 5-4 5-3 5-5 5-8

Hometown/High School Pleasant View, Tenn./Goodpasture Christian School Cortlandt Manor, N.Y./Hendrick Hudson Sagamore Hills, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit Upland, Calif./Vivian Webb School Millbrae, Calif./Saint Ignatius College Prep Washington, D.C./National Cathedral School Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara Chicago, Ill./Saint Ignatius College Prep Coral Gables, Fla./Palmer Trinity School Napa, Calif./Justin-Siena Purcellville, Va./Loudoun Valley Odenton, Md./Arundel South Pasadena, Calif./South Pasadena Phoenix, Ariz./Horizon Honors Eugene, Ore./Henry D. Sheldon McConnellsburg, Pa./Broadfording Christian Acad. (Md.) Lone Tree, Colo./Highlands Ranch Atlanta, Ga./Marist School Warren, N.J./Watchung Hills Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Prep Carlsbad, Calif./La Costa Canyon

Head Coach: Cindy Opalski (Southern Connecticut State ’77), 21st season Assistant Coach: Anna Allison (Oral Roberts ’04), Sixth season Graduate Assistant Coach: Inga Kurgonaite (Lock Haven ’08), Third season

◊ 2010 Schedule ◊ August 27 vs. Cal State Fullerton # 8 p.m. 28 at USC # 1 p.m. vs. Loyola Marymount # 8 p.m. September 3 EASTERN MICHIGAN ^ 7:30 p.m. 4 IONA ^ 12 p.m. PROVIDENCE ^ 5 p.m. 10 at Niagara $ 6 p.m. 11 at Canisius $ 2 p.m. vs. Indiana (at Canisius) $ 6 p.m. 17 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson % 4:30 p.m. 18 at Columbia % 11 a.m. vs. Fordham % 5 p.m. 24 AMERICAN * 7 p.m. 25 NAVY * 5 p.m. October 1 at Lafayette * 7 p.m. 2 at Lehigh * 4 p.m. 8 COLGATE * 7 p.m.

15 at Army * 7 p.m. 16 at Holy Cross * 4 p.m. 22 at Navy * 7 p.m. 23 at American * 3 p.m. 30 at Colgate * 4 p.m. November 5 LEHIGH * 7 p.m. 6 LAFAYETTE * 5 p.m. 12 HOLY CROSS * 7 p.m. 13 ARMY * 5 p.m. 19-20 Patriot League Tournament ~ TBA Trojan Invitational, Los Angeles, Calif. # ^ Bucknell Invitational $ Niagara/Canisius Invitational, Niagara, N.Y./ Buffalo, N.Y. % Columbia Classic, New York, N.Y. ~ Patriot League Tournament at site of highest seed * Patriot League match HOME matches in bold caps All Times Eastern

◊ Bison Good Sports ◊ In 2006, the Bucknell Department of Athletics and Recreation announced its new “Bison Good Sports!” campaign, a sportsmanship awareness program designed to promote appropriate fan conduct at all Bison sporting events. The objective of the campaign, according to Bucknell director of athletics and recreation John Hardt “is to thank fans for the tremendous energy and enthusiasm they bring to each Bucknell athletics contest while also empowering them as caretakers of the collegiate gameday experience. While the extremes of unwanted behavior and its impact on home and visiting fans are not commonplace at Bison athletics events, Bucknell and our visiting teams ask for our fans’ help in keeping their support of our teams positive and cheer with positive encouragement, rather than supporting an atmosphere of intimidation that attempts to degrade opposing players and teams. We hope that our fans will continue to join our players, coaches and staff in helping all spectators find creative and ingenious ways to positively support our Bucknell student-athletes.”

◊ Quick Facts ◊ University Information Lewisburg, PA 17837 1846 as the Founded: University at Lewisburg Enrollment: 3,583 Nickname: Bison Colors: Orange and Blue Affiliation: NCAA Division I, ECAC Patriot League (American, Army, Conference: Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy) President: John C. Bravman Director of John P. Hardt Athletics: Associate Director TBA of Athletics/SWA: Volleyball Information Head Coach: Cindy Opalski Southern Connecticut Alma Mater: State ’77 Record at 287-293 (20 seasons) Bucknell: Career Record: 379-341 (24 seasons) Location:

Assistant Coach: Grad. Asst. Coach: 2009 Record: 2010 Captains: Letterwinners Returning/Lost: Starters Returning/Lost: Volleyball Phone: Email: Webpage: Athletic Dept. FAX Phone:

Anna Allison Inga Kurgonaite 8-18, 4-10 PL Heidi Kamp, Rachel Rodriguez 13/4 4 + Libero/2 570-577-3048 copalski@bucknell.edu www.BucknellBison.com 570-577-1660

Cindy Opalski Volleyball Coach Bucknell University Lewisburg, PA 17837 Athletic Communications Volleyball Contact: Becky Hart Phone: 570-577-1835 Email: becky.hart@bucknell.edu Application Information and Deadlines Admissions 570-577-1101 Phone: Early Decision I: Nov. 15, 2010 Early Decision II: Jan. 15, 2011 Regular Decision: Jan. 15, 2011 Nov. 15, 2010 (ED) Financial Aid: Jan. 1, 2011 (Reg.) Volleyball Address:

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Being a Bison

What it means to

Be a Bison “Being a Bison means representing Bucknell in and out of the classroom and working hard as a team toward the common goal of winning a Patriot League Championship.” — Senior Setter Rachel Rodriguez

The term “student-athlete” signifies something extraordinary on the campus of Bucknell University. Being a Bison means that you have the rare blend of physical skills along with the drive and passion needed to succeed at the highest level of collegiate athletics. Being a Bison also means that you are a scholar first and foremost. You believe that values associated with Division I athletics, such as time management, leadership, teamwork and grace under pressure, are but a part of a well-rounded college experience. At Bucknell, our students, faculty and staff pride themselves as national leaders in upholding the scholar-athlete ideal that balances a challenging academic program with the demands of successful Division I athletics. Being a Bison means that you have pledged to be a student-athlete in the purest sense. In doing so, you will be rewarded for a lifetime.

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2009-10 Academic All-District SARAH EBRIGHT

2009-10 Academic All-District ANDREW BROUSE

2009-10 Academic All-District ALLISON JANDA

2009-10 Academic All-District TOMMY CASO

2009-10 Academic All-District JOYCE NOVACEK

2009-10 Academic All-District KYLE ANTHONY

2009 PL Offensive Player of Year CHRISTA MATLACK

Bucknell Bison Athletics Setting the Standard of Excellence

Bucknell takes great pride in its commitment to excellence on and off the playing fields. From Presidents’ Cups to Academic All-Americans to graduation rates that are ranked annually in the national top-10, Bucknell is clearly at the head of the class when it comes to upholding the scholar-athlete ideal. •

According to federal data released by the NCAA each fall, Bucknell’s student-athlete graduation rate annually ranks in the top 10 among all Division I institutions. Bucknell has led the nation in graduation rates twice in the last 10 years, and it ranked No. 2 in the 2008 study. In the most recent survey in the fall of 2009, Bucknell ranked No. 8 in the nation.

Bucknell has claimed a league-high 118 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year since the league’s inception as an all-sports conference in 1990-91.

A total of 366 Bison appeared on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2008-09 after recording a GPA of 3.2 or better during their sport’s competition season. Among all BU student-athletes, 255 made the Dean’s List with GPAs of 3.5 or better in the spring of 2009.

In addition to the 118 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-Americans produced since 1970, Bucknell has also claimed 293 Academic All-District honorees over the same span, including a school-record 22 in 2008-09 and 17 more in 2009-10.

With a school-record-tying eight Patriot League championships in 200910, Bucknell has now earned 81 crowns in 20 years in the league. In addition, Bucknell has had 109 conference players of the year, 89 PL coaches of the year and a whopping 491 individual league champions from sports such as cross country, track & field, swimming & diving, tennis and golf.

2009-10 Academic All-American PATRICK SELWOOD

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2009-10 Big South Scholar-Athlete of Year MINJOO LEE

2009 & 2010 All-American ANDY RENDOS

25 of Bucknell’s 27 varsity squads posted team GPAs of 3.0 or better in the spring of 2010.

Bucknell has captured the Patriot League Presidents’ Cup, signifying the league’s all-sports champion, 16 times in the 20-year history of the affiliation, including 12 of the last 13 years. Bucknell claimed the overall, men’s and women’s Cup titles in 2009-10. It was the 13th straight year and the 16th time overall that the Bison took home the women’s title. In 2009-10, Bucknell won Patriot League titles in women’s cross country, men’s soccer, women’s indoor track & field, women’s outdoor track & field, men’s outdoor track & field, women’s rowing, baseball and softball. Additionally, the women’s water polo team captured the CWPA Southern Division championship, and the wrestling team sent four student-athletes to the NCAA Championships and produced two All-Americans.

Bucknell ranks FIFTH in the nation (to Nebraska, Notre Dame, Penn State and Stanford) in total number of ESPN The Magazine All-America selections with 118.

A major element in ensuring Bucknell’s commitment to athletics excellence is the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics & Recreation Center, which opened fully in 2003. One of the finest collegiate athletics facilities of its kind, the center includes the 4,000-seat Sojka Pavilion, the Olympic class Kinney Natatorium, the Krebs Family Fitness Center and the Berger Family Weight Room. A Hall of Fame area, a display of Bucknell’s Medal of Honor recipients, a new Academic All-America wall, a sports medicine suite, modern offices for coaches and staff, and locker room and classroom space are also included in the facility’s layout.

2009-10 Academic All-District LAUREN STOLLER

2009-10 PL Scholar-Athlete of Year DANIEL FLETCHER

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2009-10 PL Player of Year TANIA VARELA

2009-10 PL Scholar-Athlete of Year TRAVIS NISSLEY


2009-10 Academic All-District JESSIE SNYDER

2009-10 Academic All-District JON LOCKHART

2009-10 PL Scholar-Athlete of Year COURTNEY WARREN

2009-10 Academic All-District SEAN KING

2009-10 Academic All-District KIM WEAVER

2009-10 PL Defensive Player of Year BRYAN COHEN

2009-10 Academic All-District MARY PAVLOVICH

Bucknell Bison Athletics

A National Model in Promoting the Scholar-Athlete Ideal Bucknell Athletics is first and foremost a student-centered organization, one that strives to be a national model when it comes to operating by a true scholar-athlete model. At Bucknell, student-athletes’ academic programs are their first priority, and providing a competitive Division I athletics program only advances the mission, values and residential learning goals of the university. To that end, the Department of Athletics and Recreation proactively seeks ways to assist student-athletes in their daily academic pursuits. Below are just some of the student-athlete support programs currently in place. FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE: The faculty athletics representative (FAR) is a member of the faculty or administrative staff who is designated to represent Bucknell in its relationships with the NCAA and the Patriot League. Bucknell’s FAR is Mitch Chernin, Professor of Biology. The FAR can enhance the student-athlete experience by promoting a balance between academics, athletics and the social lives of student-athletes, which affords them opportunities to enjoy the full range of collegiate experiences available to students generally. SIDELINE COACH PROGRAM: This program is a truly unique initiative in Division I college athletics, and it involves the invitation of a member of the faculty, administration, staff or community by one of Bucknell’s 27 varsity teams. The participant has the opportunity to discuss the overall program with the respective coaching staff, including practice preparation and strategy for the upcoming contest. The sideline coach attends a practice session and an actual intercollegiate competition, where he/she is introduced to the team and gains rarely seen insight into the relationships that exist between player-coach and player-player. The purpose of the Sideline Coaches Program is to foster a better understanding by the faculty and administration of the roles played by coaches and athletes in the university’s competitive intercollegiate athletic arena. ACADEMIC ENHANCEMENT CENTER: In the Fall of 2005, the Department of Athletics opened a study/computer lab for student-athletes on the concourse level of Sojka Pavilion. The center is outfitted with computers, a laser printer, four television monitors and a projection unit with computer, VCR and DVD player. Additionally, the study lab can be used as a meeting place for group projects, tutorial area or just a secluded and quiet study space before or after practice. LAPTOP PROGRAM: The Department of Athletics owns a number of laptop computers that may be signed out by student-athletes for use on away trips. STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC): Representatives from each varsity team comprise the SAAC, which is designed to enhance the total studentathlete experience by promoting opportunity, protecting student-athlete welfare, and fostering a positive student-athlete image. The Committee is an invaluable resource for promoting communication between athletics administration and student-athletes; promoting communication between athletics and campus-wide administration; providing feedback and insight, as well as soliciting responses into department issues and proposed NCAA legislation; building a sense of community within the athletics program involving all athletics teams; organizing community service projects and efforts; creating a vehicle for student-athlete representation on campus-wide committees; serving as a collective voice of campus student-athletes; and disseminating information to the student-athlete body. OTHER PROGRAMMING: The Department of Athletics, through the identification of outside speakers and periodic “Brown Bag Luncheons,” thrives to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience as well as to educate student-athletes on a variety of issues that may affect them throughout their collegiate career. Some recent topics of interest have been alcohol, nutrition, body image, hazing, sexuality, diversity, career development, study skills, religious life and gambling.

2008, 2009 & 2010 All-American AUSTIN WINTER

2009-10 Academic All-District SHERRY FINKEL

2009 & 2010 All-American RICHIE HYDEN

2009-10 Academic All-District BEN ALLEN

2010 PL Field Athlete of Year CHELSEY MUSANTE

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2009 All-American PL Offensive Player of Year CONOR O’BRIEN

2009-10 Academic All-District PL Scholar-Athlete of Year LINDSAY SMITH

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Season Preview ◊ 2010 Season Preview ◊ With the 2009 campaign in its defense. Now in her final campaign, she will be called upon to move into the rearview, Bucknell volleyball is looking to starting setter position, a role to which she is well suited due to her consistent bounce back in 2010 in a big way. Size is and strategic style of play. the name of the game for the Bison, which “Our seniors are going to lead us both on and off the court. They bring a return all but two starters from last year’s lot of ability and experience to our starting lineup. Heidi’s one of the best, if squad and bring in one of the largest renot the best, middle hitters in the league. She’s extremely versatile, extremely cruiting classes in program history. Buckathletic and extremely aggressive,” lauded Opalski. “Rachel’s more of a menell’s experience along with its depth at thodical and controlled player. She’s just a dependable kid, and to have that every position, has the Orange and Blue mix of aggressiveness and control in our senior class is a really good thing.” eyeing a Patriot League title in the new Bucknell will look to get major contributions from its junior class as well. season. Katie Baumgarten broke into the starting lineup early in “We’ve got a her career before being sidelined much of her sopholarge squad, we’ve more season due to a thumb injury. She and Kyleigh got big bodies, McAhren, who returns in 2010 in strong physical shape and we have what and with a renewed mindset, are expected to be key I think is a real Kebah Edoho components to the Bison’s outside hitting game. With huge potential,” A Second-year Student Perspective the longest reach on the team, Anne Ellenberger will said Cindy Opalalso leave her mark on the front line as her aggression ski, who is entering “Overall, my first year was a learning ex- and confidence grow. perience. I had to learn new ways to study, her 21st season Along with Lindsay Regruto, Sawanobori returns Heidi Ka m p as Bucknell’s head play volleyball and work with roommates. as one of the squad’s most proven defensive players. Once I got these things down, my first year coach. “It’s the largSawanobori led the team in digs and service aces last experience was a blast! I would not have est recruiting class that we’ve had since I came to season. With the team’s depth, however, the duo has changed it for any thing!” Bucknell 20 years ago. It’s not only large, but it’s full its work cut out for them this season. Both are up to the of potential. Our intention was to fortify our program challenge, according to Opalski. with a solid group of young people who would give Anne Ellenberger “Emily and Lindsay have been in the starting lineup us depth across the board.” since their freshman year. Both of them have a good On Life at Bucknell With an impressive list of 21 student-athletes “For me Bucknell is the perfect blend of taste of what it feels like to be in the starting rotation, on the Bison’s roster entering preseason camp, the academics and athletics. Coaches and and I’d say they really like what that feels like and they coaching staff has a wealth of options around the professors are all very supportive of all want more.” court. Opalski expects contributions to come from a student endeavors and push you to be the The Bison’s sophomore class will also be aiming to variety of players, providing opponents with the dif- best you can be both in the classroom and maintain their hold on their starting positions. Jackson ficult task of zeroing in on a single threat. was the only Bucknell freshman to start all 26 matches on the court.” “Because of our depth, I think we’re going to last season and finished the year as the lone rookie be a little bit difficult to scout,” Opalski predicted. ranked in the Patriot League’s top 10 in total blocks. “As other teams look at us, it’s going to be tough to Heidi Kamp Kebah Edoho also broke into the starting lineup as a pinpoint that one particular player to stop, and that middle hitter to make an impact early in her career. overall balance is going to be one of our strongest O n M o v i n g t o B u c k n e l l f r o m t h e Kat Tauscher will look for increased time at setter after West Coast assets.” spending much of her freshman campaign as a key reA season ago, five players held the team’s top “Coming from the laid-back lifestyle of serve for the Bison. marks in each of the eight major statistical catego- Oregon to the wondrous world of Bucknell “Kat has had an outstanding offseason, and her ries. Three of those players - Heidi Kamp, Ragin has been an awesome adventure that never ability to deliver the ball with great pace and consistenJackson and Emily Sawanobori - return for another ceases to amaze me. Sure life is different, cy has been something that has really impressed the year and will likely be called upon to make signifi- but can I describe how so? No way Jose. coaching staff in this preseason,” said Opalski. “She’s Some things are completely beyond words, really done a great job as a floor quarterback.” cant contributions to the new team. “I believe we’re going to have good balance in although it is certainly true that life in the Bucknell’s large freshman class is still unproven yet terms of our offensive and defensive production,” fast lane is addictive and my time here full of promise. With nine newcomers making their way said Opalski. “We’re hoping to get consistent pro- at Bucknell has flown by ridiculously fast to preseason camp, Opalski is not short on options. duction from four or five people offensively and solid with far too many epic memories to keep “Our freshman class right now looks really solid,” defensive numbers from two or three people. I think track of.” praised Opalski. “They have better ball handling skills we’re going to get good percentage shots and ball and better offensive aggression and service potential control from a variety of different people.” than some of our upperclassmen. They’ve really made a positive impact on Bucknell will have the opportunity to test out its new, balanced look as it our preseason so far and are making some really significant contributions in opens its season with a difficult non-conference schedule. The Bison begin our scrimmages.” their campaign at the Trojan Invitational in Los Angeles where their slate Known as a strong all-around player, Morgan Mientus will vie for a starting includes an Aug. 28 match against the nation’s 10th-ranked team in USC. position early in her career. She is joined offensively by classmates Kristen TiOpalski and her team hope to have something to show for their efforts tley, Morgan Clark, Jessica Serrato and Hannah Young, who will also provide when they return to Lewisburg, moving up the Patriot League standings additional hitting strength for the Bison. Rose Lewis will join Rodriguez and later in the year. Tauscher in the setting position. “A benchmark for the early season training was to really move us out Defensively, Bucknell boasts a freshman trio of Leylin Marroquin, Kellye of our comfort zone, extend our ability to attack on the front line and play Zobrist and Sydney MacGregor that has already begun to make an impact. great defense and really prepare us for Patriot League play,” said Opalski. “The defensive tenacity of our freshman class has been extremely im“As we move forward, it’s all about our mental toughness.” pressive,” said Opalski. “Collectively [they] have inspired our veterans to inLeading the way in the new season will be senior co-captains Kamp crease our defensive intensity on the court, and they’ve got a great sense of and Rachel Rodriguez. Kamp, who begins her final year in the Orange and purpose. Their high school and club experience has availed them the opporBlue ranked fifth in program history in block assists with 208, was a 2009 tunity to be really good tactical people.” Second Team All-Patriot League selection. She also ranked in the league’s Bucknell will have its first chance to test the 2010 squad at the Trojan top 10 in total blocks, attack percentage and kills last season, making her Invitational, running Aug. 27-28 opposite Cal State Fullerton, USC and Loyola a major force on the court for the Bison. Marymount. The Orange and Blue then return to Lewisburg for the annual Rodriguez will continue to make herself known as well. In addition to Bison Invitational Sept. 3-4 against Eastern Michigan, Iona and Providence. her responsibilities in a two-setter system a year ago, Rodriguez found her Patriot League action officially gets underway just a few short weeks later, niche as one of the team’s top servers and a key component of the Bison opening with American at Davis Gym on Sept. 24.

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Student-Athlete Profiles 2010 Captain ... ranks fifth in program history in block assists (208) … holds record for highest hitting percentage in a single match at .722 vs. Lehigh (11/14/08). 2009: Named Second Team All-Patriot League … started all 26 matches and played in all 89 sets during junior campaign … led team in total blocks (83) and block assists (69) … Senior also led in hitting percentage (.272) … finished second on the squad in block solos (14), kills (213) and kills/set (2.39) … ranked in the top 10 in the Patriot League action in blocks MB - 6-0 (third, 1.08/set), hitting percentage (seventh, .298) and kills (ninth, 2.77/set) … recorded Eugene, Ore. double-digit kills on eight occasions … posted a season-high 17 kills at Lafayette … talHenry D. Sheldon lied a season-best nine blocks (1-8) at Army … served three aces vs. Lafayette … also recorded a season-high three digs in six matches … named to the All-Tournament Team at the Marist Volley in the Valley. 2008: One of four players to see action in all 104 sets and start all 31 matches … led the team in blocks with 77 (0.74/set), including seven block solos … finished second on the team with 240 kills (2.31/set) … also totaled 28 digs (0.27/set) and 11 service aces (0.11/set) … recorded Bucknell individual match record with .722 (13-0-18) hitting percentage vs. Lehigh … recorded seven matches with double-figure kills … tallied 13 kills versus Canisius, Colgate and Lehigh … recorded a hitting percentage of .500 or better on four occasions … served three aces versus Colgate and Lafayette … season-high four digs came at Cal State Fullerton … set a season best with seven blocks at Lehigh (0-7) and versus Holy Cross (1-6) … recorded all of her 11 service aces in just five matches. 2007: Was the only player to appear in all 101 sets … started 28 of 29 matches … recorded 240 kills (2.38/set), 23 service aces and 60 digs on the season ... led the team with 81 total blocks (12-69) … recorded double-figure kills in 10 matches … had a season-best 15 kills against Colgate … posted eight blocks against Lehigh … earned eight kills on 13 attempts (.615) against Holy Cross … logged a season-best six digs at Duquesne. High School: Lettered for four years in volleyball and swimming at Henry D. Sheldon High School … served as captain of both squads as a senior and helped her volleyball team to four league titles … earned a spot on the all-league first team in 2006 and was named all-league honorable mention in 2005 … selected as the team MVP as a senior along with earning Most Inspirational Player recognition … was named Outstanding Junior Swimmer in 2006 … was a part of three district championship squads as a member of the swimming program. Personal: Daughter of Gerry and Debra Kamp … born Jan. 21, 1989 in Eugene, Ore. … has three siblings, Alison, McKenzie and Russell … Dean’s List student and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member … majoring in art studio and Spanish.

#15 Heidi Kamp

Year 2009 2008 2007 Career

SP-MP 89-26 104-31 101-29 294-86

K 213 240 240 693

K/S E 2.39 72 2.31 86 2.38 94 2.36 252

TA 518 560 562 1640

PCT .272 .275 .260 .269

SA 14 11 23 48

SA/S 0.16 0.11 0.23 0.16

SE 34 26 45 105

DIG 35 28 60 123

D/S 2.62 0.27 0.59 0.42

BS 14 7 12 33

BA 69 70 69 208

TB 83 77 81 241

B/S 0.93 0.74 0.80 0.82

BE 10 9 11 30

A 4 4 8 16

A/S 0.04 0.04 0.08 0.05

2010 Captain 2009: Played in all 26 of team’s matches, drawing eight starts … finished second on the team in assists with 175 (1.97/set) and aces with 26 (0.29/set) … more than doubled her totals in career digs with 175 (1.97/set), assists with Senior 175 (1.97/set) and aces with 26 (0.29/set) … tied for fifth in Patriot League action in service aces (0.31/set) … recorded S - 5-9 double-figure assists in six matches … set Sagamore Hills, Ohio a season high with 28 assists at St. Francis (N.Y.) … also recorded six matches with Walsh Jesuit double-digit digs … twice tallied 17 digs (vs. Providence, at Army) to set a new career high … five service aces vs. Radford was also a career high. 2008: Saw action in 31 matches with nine starts … totaled 134 digs (1.46/set), 27 assists (0.29/set) and 15 service aces (0.16/set) on the season … tallied a career-high two kills in the season-opening match at Central Connecticut State … earned her third kill versus American … posted a season-high seven assists versus Canisius at the Bucknell Invitational … twice chipped in 10 digs, setting a then-career-best … her two aces at American and against Iona and Saint Francis (Pa.) was also best of her career. 2007: Saw action in 17 matches, starting two … played in 27 sets … totaled 40 assists, 19 digs, two kills and two blocks … totaled a season-best 35 assists and eight digs against Radford along with one block … registered a season-high two service aces against Chicago State along with three assists and four digs … had two digs versus Army and again at Saint Francis (Pa.). High School: Lettered four times in volleyball and three times in softball at Walsh Jesuit High School … as a team co-captain, helped her squad to state runner-up finishes in 2005 and 2006 … earned first-team all-district, second-team all-state, Beacon Journal All-Star, Touchdown Club All-Star and Record Publishing All-Star accolades during her career … was a High School Heisman nominee. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Tracy Rodriguez … born June 4, 1989 in Cleveland, Ohio … has two siblings, Megan and Alex … sister, Megan, played volleyball at the University of Akron … father played baseball and mother played volleyball at Cleveland State … Dean’s List student and Patriot League Academic Honor Roll member … accounting major.

#3 Rachel Rodriguez

Year SP-MP 2009 89-26 2008 92-31 2007 27-17 Career 208-74

K 3 3 2 8

K/S 0.03 0.03 0.07 0.04

E 2 2 0 4

TA 39 14 7 60

PCT .026 .071 .286 .067

SA 26 15 2 43

SA/S 0.29 0.16 0.07 0.21

SE 12 8 2 22

DIG 175 134 19 328

D/S 1.97 1.46 0.70 1.58

BS 0 0 0 0

BA 1 0 2 3

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TB 1 0 2 3

B/S 0.01 0.00 0.07 0.01

BE 0 0 0 0

A 175 27 40 242

A/S 1.97 0.29 1.48 1.16

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Student-Athlete Profiles 2009: Saw action in 17 sets over eight matches … missed the first 18 matches of the season while recovering from a thumb injury … recorded a season-best eight kills in final match of the season versus American … also had seven kills the previJunior ous match versus Navy … posted kills in five straight matches to finish the season. 2008: OH - 6-0 Played in 27 matches … earned nine starts, South Pasadena, Calif. all coming at the beginning of the season … South Pasadena totaled 59 kills (1.02/set) and 30 digs (0.52/ set) … posted 10 kills versus Canisius in the Bucknell Invitational … also earned seven kills versus Sam Houston State … served her lone ace against Saint Francis (Pa.) … also tallied her only assist versus Saint Francis (Pa.) … chipped in four total blocks (1-3) versus the University of Tennessee-Martin, setting a career high. High School: Earned four letters in volleyball, two in soccer and one in track at South Pasadena High School … four-year starter … All-Rio Hondo League first team and all-area second team honoree in 2007 … tabbed Offensive MVP in 2007 … earned All-Rio Hondo second team recognition in 2006 … received Coach’s Award … played for the San Gabriel Elite Volleyball Club for six years … was soccer team’s Defensive MVP in 2005. Personal: Daughter of Moe and Jane Baumgarten … born Mar. 14, 1990 in Pasadena, Calif. … has three siblings, Joanna, Ben and Megan … father was a member of the crew team at Stanford … mother competed for the University of New Hampshire gymnastics team … sister, Joanna, was a member of the swim team at Duke … brother, Ben, played water polo at USC … sister, Megan, played volleyball at Seton Hall ... major is accounting.

#13 Katie Baumgarten

Year SP-MP 2009 17-8 2008 59-27 Career 76-35

K 24 59 83

K/S 1.41 1.02 1.09

E 11 58 69

TA 66 232 298

PCT .197 .004 .047

SA 0 1 1

SA/S 0.00 0.02 0.01

SE 0 10 10

DIG 6 30 36

D/S 0.35 0.52 0.47

BS 1 3 4

BA 2 10 12

TB 3 13 16

B/S 0.18 0.22 0.21

BE 2 1 3

A 0 1 1

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2009: Played in 23 matches, drawing three starts … tied her career best in kills with five at St. Francis (N.Y.) … hit .556 (5-0-9) against the Terriers … posted a season-high five blocks against St. Francis (N.Y.) … shared the team lead in blocks on two occasions (vs. Lehigh, at Holy Cross) …recorded four digs and Junior two assists in first match of the season versus Saint Peter’s. 2008: Played in 30 of 31 matches … earned starts on 12 occasions … totaled 50 kills (0.60/ RS/MB - 6-4 set) … finished the season ranked third on the team in blocks with 49 (0.58/ Phoenix, Ariz. set) … tallied five kills against both Fairleigh Dickinson and Saint Francis (Pa.) Horizon Honors … contributed two assists versus Stony Brook at the Central Connecticut State Invitational … posted a career-high six blocks (0-6) versus the University of Tennessee-Martin. High School: Lettered three-times in both volleyball and basketball at Horizon Honors High School … also attended Nishimachi International School in Tokyo, Japan from 2004-2005 … served as team captain in 2007 … named to 2A Metro Girls Volleyball All-Conference team in 2007 … MVP of the Maricopa Invitational Volleyball Tournament in 2007 … received team’s Most Improved Varsity Volleyball Player Award in 2005 … was team captain for basketball in 2008 and was a two-time 2A Metro Girls Basketball All-Conference selection … named Most Improved Varsity Basketball Player in 2006. Personal: Daughter of Carole and Ronald Ellenberger … born July 23, 1990 in Richardson, Texas … has one sister, Sara … father played basketball at Grove City College … has lived in Japan and the Philippines ... majoring in chemical engineering ... member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s List.

#14 Anne Ellenberger

Year SP-MP 2009 49-23 2008 84-30 Career 133-50

K 24 50 74

K/S 0.49 0.60 0.56

E 15 14 29

TA 72 171 243

PCT .125 .211 .185

SA 0 0 0

#4 Kelsey Guardia Junior DS - 5-4 Upland, Calif. Vivian Webb School

Year SP-MP 2009 4-4 2008 3-3 Career 7-7

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K 1 0 1

K/S 0.25 0.00 0.14

E 0 0 0

TA 3 1 4

PCT .333 .000 .250

SA 0 0 0

SA/S 0.00 0.00 0.00

SE 0 2 2

DIG 11 12 23

D/S 0.22 0.14 0.17

BS 1 3 4

BA 21 46 67

TB 22 49 71

B/S 0.45 0.58 0.53

BE 1 8 9

A 3 9 12

A/S 0.06 0.11 0.09

2009: Earned playing time in four matches … tallied a dig versus Holy Cross in her first match of the season. 2008: Joined the team as a walk-on ... saw action in three matches … earned a dig at Holy Cross. High School: Lettered twice in volleyball and four times in soccer at Vivian Webb School … was twice named captain of her volleyball squad ... earned Coaches’ Award in 2004 ... awarded honorary MVP as a senior at Vivian Webb School ... worked at the Upland Animal Shelter for four years. Personal: Daughter of Cheryl and Philip Guardia … born Dec. 6, 1989 in Upland, Calif. … has one brother, Kevin … cousin, Michelle Lopez, played soccer at Cal State San Bernadino … cousin, Lisa Lopez, ran track for UC Riverside ... majoring in political science and psychology.

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DIG 1 1 2

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BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

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Student-Athlete Profiles 2009: Saw action in 21 matches, starting 13 … played in 58 sets … totaled 101 kills (1.74/set), good for fourth on the team … also tallied 106 digs (1.83/set) … recorded double-digit kills in four matches … finished with a season-best 11 kills c in three matches, including each of the season’s first two contests (vs. Saint Junior Peter’s, at St. Francis (N.Y.)) … backed up 11 kills versus Delaware State at the Bucknell OH - 6-0 Invitational with 10 in the next match versus Napa, Calif. Radford … also had three service aces and 13 digs versus Radford … finished in double Justin-Siena figures in digs three times … set a career best with 15 digs versus Rutgers … led the team in kills in three matches, and digs and blocks twice … posted four blocks (1-3) versus Army for a season high … recorded at least one kill in her first 18 matches of the season. 2008: Played in all of the team’s 104 sets and started all 31 matches, the only freshman to do so … finished third on the team in kills with 215 (2.07/set) … also finished the season second in service aces with 32 (0.31/set) and blocks with 58 (0.56/set) … her eight block solos was best among Bison … tallied double-digit kills in five matches, including a career-high 14 versus Navy … also hit .545 (14-2-22) against the Midshipmen … served four aces against St. Francis (N.Y.) … career high of six total blocks (2-4) came versus Penn at the Villanova Invitational … recorded at least one kill in every match of the season … set a career best of five digs in season opener at Central Connecticut State … selected as a Patriot League/Baden Rookie of the Week (Nov. 10). High School: Four-time letterwinner in volleyball and three-time letterwinner in basketball at Justin-Siena High School … served as team captain as a senior … named Marin County Athletic League Player of the Year … was a First Team All-Napa County selection sophomore and junior seasons … tabbed Newcomer of the Year as a freshman after helping team to a Northern California section championship … earned Marin County Athletic League Volleyball honorable mention recognition both sophomore and junior years … helped the basketball squad to a Northern California section title as a senior and was named Second Team All-Napa County … received the All-Academic Scholastic Team Championship Award for both volleyball and basketball as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Kyle and Rebecca McAhren … born Oct. 19, 1989 in Napa, Calif. … uncle, Kraig McAhren, played basketball at Columbus State … played in Austria, Slovenia and Italy as part of the 2009 European Smash Tour ... majoring in management.

#10 Kyleigh M Ahren

Year SP-MP K K/S E 2009 58-21 101 1.74 74 2008 104-31 215 2.07 190 Career 162-52 316 1.95 264

TA 330 585 915

PCT .082 .181 .057

SA 11 32 43

SA/S 0.19 0.31 0.27

SE 15 46 61

DIG 106 54 160

D/S 1.83 0.52 0.99

BS 2 8 10

BA 20 50 70

TB 22 58 80

B/S 0.38 0.56 0.49

BE 1 6 7

A 11 4 15

A/S 0.19 0.04 0.09

BE 0 0 0

A 9 1 10

A/S 0.14 0.04 0.11

2009: Played in 25 matches, earning three starts … gathered 79 digs (1.25/set) … ranked fourth on the team in service aces (0.22/set) … recorded first career match with double-digit digs, postJunior ing 10 at Army … also recorded a season-high three assists against the Black Knights … posted DS - 5-4 at least one dig in each of her last 14 matches Atlanta, Ga. of the season … totaled nine service aces, eight of which came in Patriot League play. 2008: Saw Marist School action in 20 matches … earned a start versus La Salle … tallied 27 digs (1.00/set) and one kill, assist and service ace on the year … set a then-career high with six digs versus La Salle at the Villanova Invitational … also served her only ace of the season against the Explorers … earned her lone kill of the year versus Fairleigh Dickinson in the Bucknell Invitational. High School: Lettered three times in both volleyball and swimming & diving at Marist School … helped her team to a state championship in 2006 and a state runner-up finish in 2005, along with area titles in 2005, 2006 and 2007 … served as co-captain for the swimming & diving team and helped guide the squad to a state championship in 2008 after runner-up showings in 2006 and 2005. Personal: Daughter of JoAnn and Rich Regruto … born Oct. 18, 1989 in Long Island, N.Y. … has two brothers, Max and Brad … member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and Dean’s List … majoring in biology.

#18 Lindsay Regruto

Year SP-MP 2009 63-25 2008 27-20 Career 90-45

K 0 1 1

K/S 0.00 0.04 0.01

E 3 0 3

TA 12 3 15

PCT -.250 .333 -.133

SA 14 1 15

SA/S 0.22 0.04 0.17

SE 27 5 32

DIG 79 27 106

D/S 1.25 1.00 1.18

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

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Student-Athlete Profiles 2009: Played in 26 matches, serving as the starting libero … saw action in 88 of team’s 89 sets … led the team in digs with 316 (3.59/set) … also had the team high in service aces with 32 (0.36/set) … ranked fourth in Patriot League action in digs (3.33/set) … recorded double-digit digs on 19 occasions, including in Junior each of the first seven matches of the season … tallied a career-best 23 digs at St. Francis (N.Y.) … also totaled a career-best six service aces against the TerL - 5-3 riers … finished the season with 32 aces, more than tripling her freshman total Warren, N.J. … led the team in digs in 16 matches … named to the All-Tournament Team Watchung Hills at the St. Francis (N.Y.) Invitational … also selected Damon’s Bison Athlete of the Week (Aug. 30). 2008: Played in 29 matches in her first season as a Bison … finished second on the team in digs with 223 (2.62/set) … also registered 13 assists (0.15/set) and 10 service aces (0.12/set) on the year … tallied a then-career-high 21 digs versus La Salle at the Villanova Invitational … posted double-digit digs in 11 outings … earned her lone kill against Canisius at the Bucknell Invitational … registered three service aces versus St. Francis (N.Y.). High School: Earned three letters in volleyball at Watchung Hills Regional High School … named Watchung Optomist Club Athlete of the Year for volleyball as a senior … served as team captain and helped guide her team to county championships in 2007 and 2006 and a state quarterfinalist finish in 2007 … tabbed Team MVP … selected to the All-Central Jersey first team and All-Group 4 first team … MVP of Children Tournament in 2007 … her club team, Atlantic Valley Volleyball Club, earned an AVVC 18 National No. 1 regional ranking in 2007 and 2008 and was the regional champion … USAV High Performance A1 in 2006 and 2007 … named NJ Star Ledger Athlete of the Week on Oct. 8, 2007 … member of NCVA Area League 14s champions in Bay Area, Calif. … National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society member. Personal: Daughter of Diane and Tom Sawanobori … born July 28, 1990 in Upland, Calif. … has two sisters, Kimiko and Hana ... majoring in civil engineering.

#19 Emily Sawanobori

Year SP-MP 2009 88-26 2008 85-29 Career 173-55

K 3 1 4

K/S 0.03 0.01 0.02

E 4 1 5

TA 9 5 14

PCT -.111 .000 -.071

SA 32 10 42

SA/S 0.36 0.12 0.24

SE 37 16 53

DIG 316 223 539

D/S 3.59 2.62 3.11

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0

B/S 0.00 0.00 0.00

BE 0 0 0

A 26 13 39

A/S 0.30 0.15 0.23

2009: Saw action in 24 matches … earned seven starts on the year … totaled 45 kills (0.71/set) and 28 blocks (0.44/set) … shared the team lead in blocks versus Providence at the Marist Volley in the Valley … posted a careerhigh four blocks (0-4) versus Holy Cross … recorded Sophomore at least one kill in 11 straight matches from Sept. 5 to Oct. 2 … during that streak, totaled a career-high six MH/RS - 6-2 kills versus Delaware State at the Bucknell InvitationOdenton, Md. al. High School: Two-year letterwinner in volleyball at Arundel High School … served as volleyball team Arundel captain … named Capital Newspaper First Team AllCounty … also named Second Team All-Baltimore Metro as a senior … received Senatorial recognition from Senator James E. DeGrange, Sr. … led team to No. 20 ranking on Baltimore & Metro Top 20 list … one-year letterwinner in basketball on top-ranked team in the region in 2006-07 … three-year letterwinner in track and field … competed in Maryland state championships in track two consecutive years … placed second in the region in high jump three consecutive seasons. Personal: Daughter of Garmai and Francis Edoho … born Jan. 15, 1991 in San Diego, Calif. … has a brother, Tony … mother played college volleyball in the Ivory Coast ... major is undeclared.

#12 Kebah Edoho

Year SP-MP 2009 63-24 Career 63-24

K 45 45

K/S 0.71 0.71

E 29 29

TA 151 151

PCT .106 .106

SA 0 0

SA/S 0.00 0.00

SE 0 0

DIG 10 10

D/S 0.16 0.16

BS 0 0

BA 28 28

The Bison Nickname Early last century, Bucknell teams had no definitive nickname. To remedy this situation, the late William C. Bartol, a long-time professor of mathematics and astronomy at Bucknell, suggested, about 1910, that the nickname “Bisons” be adopted. Geography was the main reason for the choice of the name. Bucknell’s campus lies at the eastern end of the Buffalo Valley, which was one of the last stomping grounds of the American bison, or buffalo, in this part of

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the country. At one time it is estimated that at least 10,000 bison roamed the reaches of the Buffalo Valley. As late as 1799, more than 300 were reported. The last buffalo in this section is believed to have been shot in 1800 at Buffalo Crossroads, about six miles from Bucknell. The nickname currently used by most writers and broadcasters is “Bison,” believed to be a more accurate use of the plural of the word bison.

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BE 4 4

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Student-Athlete Profiles 2009: Started all 26 matches, the only freshman to do so … totaled 177 kills (2.01/set), good for first among freshmen and third on the team overall … second on the squad in total blocks with 77 (0.88/set) … led the team in block solos (17) and was second in block assists (60) … ranked fifth in Patriot League Sophomore action in total blocks (0.88/set) … only freshman to place in the top 10 on the league blocks list … reMH - 5-11 corded double-figure kills in five matches … set a caCortlandt Manor, N.Y. reer high in kills with 15 at Army … posted a .545 atHendrick Hudson tack percentage (15-3-22) against the Black Knights … hit better than .500 in three matches, including a season-best .714 (11-1-14) versus Delaware State at the Bucknell Invitational … earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team at the Bucknell Invitational … totaled nine blocks (1-8) in Patriot League debut vs. Army, leading the team … also had eight total blocks (2-6) at St. Francis (N.Y.) and seven (3-4) at Lehigh … led the team in blocks on 13 occasions. High School: Three-year letterwinner in volleyball at Hendrick Hudson … member of three-time undefeated New York State Championship team … high school team finished 98-1 over four years … captain of 2008 squad … named All-League and All-Section 1 as a junior and senior … earned All-State First Team honors in 2008 and Second Team honors in 2007 … also named to the State Championship All-Tournament Team as a senior … earned a Garden Empire Volleyball Association Regional Championship in 2008 … claimed a bronze medal at the 2007 Empire State Games … also lettered in basketball. Personal: Daughter of Garrison and Kelly Jackson … born June 19, 1991 in White Plains, N.Y. … has a brother, Zachary … father hurdled on the Boston College track and field team ... major is undeclared.

#2 Ragin Jackson

Year SP-MP 2009 88-26 Career 88-26

K 177 177

K/S 2.01 2.01

E 71 71

TA 434 434

PCT .244 .244

SA 0 0

SA/S 0.00 0.00

SE 0 0

#1 Kelsey Sauer

Sophomore OH/L - 5-6 Pleasant View, Tenn. Goodpasture Christian School

Year SP-MP 2009 8-8 Career 8-8

K 0 0

K/S 0.00 0.00

E 3 3

TA 4 4

PCT -.750 -.750

SA 1 1

SA/S 0.12 0.12

SE 1 1

DIG 9 9

D/S 0.10 0.10

BS 17 17

BA 60 60

TB 77 77

B/S 0.88 0.88

BE 8 8

A 3 3

A/S 0.03 0.03

2009: Saw action in eight matches … totaled five digs (0.62/set) on the season … two of those digs came at Akron … also had a service ace versus Saint Francis (Pa.). High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Goodpasture Christian School … named the 2008 District MVP … also awarded the Goodpasture MVP in 2007 and 2008 … earned AllTournament Team and All-District First Team honors as a junior … recorded team bests in aces, kills and digs as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Conrad and Angela Sauer … born Aug. 24, 1991 in Salem, Ore. … mother played volleyball at Arizona State ... engineering major.

DIG 5 5

D/S 0.62 0.62

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TB 0 0

B/S 0.00 0.00

BE 0 0

A 0 0

A/S 0.00 0.00

2009: Earned playing time in 22 matches, often entering the game to serve … finished the season with 11 digs (0.26/set) … recorded a career-high four digs versus Providence … served aces against Bryant and Rutgers in non-conference play … recorded lone kill versus Saint Francis (Pa.) at the Akron InvitaSophomore tional. High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at National Cathedral School for Girls … member of the Independent School League Division A ChamS - 5-9 pionship team sophomore and junior seasons … twice named All-ISL … twoWashington, D.C. year team captain … earned team’s MVP award as a sophomore … moved from National Cathedral School outside hitter to setter at end of freshman year … became squad’s starting setter each of the next three years … two-time captain of Metro American 16s … 2006 MVP of Metro American 16s … named to the FCA/Mizuno 15/16s Invitational All-Tournament Team … also named to the 2008 Fragile X All-Tournament Team. Personal: Daughter of Bill and Laura Tauscher and Ellen Tauscher and Jim Cieslak … born May 11, 1991 in Walnut Creek, Calif. … has six siblings, Lauren, Joe, Caitlin, Brendan, Kelly and Andy … father, Bill, played basketball at Yale … sister, Lauren, played rugby at Cornell … brother, Joe, threw javelin for Emory track and field … grandfather, Gill, played football at Maryland … stepfather, Jim, played football at Northwestern ... major is undeclared.

#6 Kat Tauscher

Year SP-MP 2009 42-22 Career 42-22

K 1 1

K/S 0.02 0.02

E 0 0

TA 2 2

PCT .500 .500

SA 2 2

SA/S 0.05 0.05

SE 10 10

DIG 11 11

D/S 0.26 0.26

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

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B/S 0.00 0.00

BE 0 0

A 1 1

A/S 0.02 0.02

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Student-Athlete Profiles High School: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball at Loudoun Valley High School … two-time team captain … member of team that won 2009 AAA state championship … also led 2008 squad to its first state tournament appearance … named Virginia State, Northwest Region and Cedar Run District Player of the Year as a senior … earned First Team All-State, All-Region and All-District as a junior and senior … repeated as team MVP as a senior … three-time winner of high school’s Coach’s Award … led county in blocking in 2007 … named Rookie of the Year as a freshman … district qualifier in high jump in 2007 … AP Scholar … three-time recipient of President’s National Service Award. Personal: Daughter of Jeff and Cynthia Clark … born Jan. 25, 1992 in Centreville, Va. … has a brother, Austin ... major is undeclared.

#11 Morgan Clark Freshman OH - 6-0 Purcellville, Va. Loudoun Valley

#7 Rose Lewis

Freshman S - 5-9 Santa Barbara, Calif. Santa Barbara

High School: Two-year letterwinner at Santa Barbara High School ... earned Coach’s Award ... member of team that was CIF Division I semifinalist and champions during her high school career … served as team captain … member of the Junior Olympics team that won gold in 2006 ... member of National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation. Personal: Daughter of Valerie Froscher and Kirk Lewis … born Feb. 18, 1992 in Santa Barbara, Calif. … has a sister, Francesca ... major is undeclared.

#21 Sydney MacGregor Freshman DS - 5-8 Carlsbad, Calif. La Costa Canyon

#17 Leylin Marroquin Freshman L - 5-6 Lone Tree, Colo. Highlands Ranch

#8 Morgan Mientus

Freshman OH - 5-11 Chicago, Ill. Saint Ignatius College Prep

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High School: Member of La Costa Canyon’s volleyball, track and field and water polo teams … team captain as a freshman and sophomore … four-year member of National Honor Society and two-year member of California Scholarship Federation … six-year member and vice president of philanthropy for National Charity League, a mother-daughter philanthropy organization … four-year member of nationally ranked speech and debate team. Personal: Daughter of James and Gina MacGregor … born Sept. 25, 1992 in Green Bay, Wis. … has two siblings, Kevin and Megan … sister played volleyball at Dartmouth ... major is undeclared.

High School: Two-year letterwinner at Highlands Ranch High School … named all-league as a junior and senior … member of 2008 team that finished third in the state and 2009 squad that finished runner-up … served as team captain as a senior ... earned Most Inspirational honor in 2009 ... also earned Falcon Award ... four-year academic letterwinner. Personal: Daughter of Edith Farro and Alfredo Marroquin … born June 28, 1992 in Lima, Peru … has two siblings, Alfredo and Meylin ... majoring in engineering.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Saint Ignatius College Prep … named to Top 50 Players list by Chicago Sun-Times and Top 100 Players list by Springfield News Gazette … also earned All-State Special Mention from Chicago Sun-Times … Under Armor Preseason All-American candidate … all-time leader in kills at Saint Ignatius College Prep … two-time selection to GCAC All-Conference team … 2009 Waubonsie Valley Invitational All-Tournament selection … four-time Academic All-Conference selection … two-year captain … member of the National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society … active in iSeed Diversity Club, Students Against Destructive Decisions and St. Ignatius Leadership Seminar. Personal: Daughter of Steve and Shari Mientus … born Aug. 13, 1992 in Oak Lawn, Ill. … has a brother, Steve … father played football at St. Joseph’s College (Ind.) … mother was a diver at Eastern Illinois ... major is undeclared.

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Student-Athlete Profiles

#5 Jessica Serrato

Freshman OH - 5-10 Millbrae, Calif. Saint Ignatius College Prep

#9 Kristen Titley Freshman OH - 6-0 Coral Gables, Fla. Palmer Trinity School

#16 Hannah Young Freshman MH - 5-11 McConnellsburg, Pa. Broadfording Christian Academy (Md.)

#20 Kellye Zobrist Freshman DS - 5-7 Scottsdale, Ariz. Notre Dame Prep

High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner in volleyball at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory … also played basketball for two years … finished third in the Junior Olympics National Division in 2009 … finished with the third-highest kills average in the West Catholic Athletic League in 2009 … Block Club vice president as a senior … named to Central Coast Section #2 Varsity Team in 2007 … member of 2006 undefeated WCAL Championship team … served as basketball team captain in 2006-07 … earned Wildcat Award as basketball team’s 2007 MVP … awarded Bucknell Dean’s Scholarship and Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship … National Merit Scholar … received high school’s Fr. Harry Carlin, S.J. Award for excellence in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities … commended for completing more than 200 hours of community service … inducted as a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Foundation. Personal: Daughter of Albert and Claire Serrato … born Feb. 10, 1992 in San Francisco, Calif. … has two brothers, Scott and Ryan ... majoring in management.

High School: Five-year member of volleyball team at Palmer Trinity School … also played softball for six seasons … served as captain of both teams as a junior and senior … named Miami Herald First Team All-Dade County as a senior … selected to Florida Coaches Second Team All-State and Miami Herald Third Team All-Dade County as a junior … member of team that finished district champions in 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009 … team was also regional champions in 2005 and 2008 as well as state runner-up in 2008 … served as volleyball club team’s captain for three years ... member National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Math Honor Society and Mu Alpha Theta. Personal: Daughter of Roger and Jo-Ann Titley … mother graduated from Bucknell in 1975 … born May 30, 1992 in Miami, Fla. … has an older sister, Katie ... majoring in management. High School: Letterwinner in soccer, volleyball and basketball at Broadfording Christian Academy … earned All-Mason Dixon Christian Conference Second Team honors in volleyball as a freshman and First Team honors sophomore through senior seasons … was also named All-County Honorable Mention as a freshman, All-County Second Team as a sophomore and junior, and All-County First Team as a senior … selected team’s MVP after sophomore campaign … also selected Maryland Christian School Tournament MVP twice … MCST AllTournament Team, MDCC Tournament MVP and BCA Offensive Player of the Year as a junior … NACA All-Tournament Team as a senior … twice earned MDCC All-Conference honors in soccer. Personal: Daughter of Steven and Tamela Young … born Feb. 2, 1992 in Hagerstown, Md. … has an older sister, Cindel … sister played volleyball at Shippensburg ... majoring in biology.

High School: Member of Notre Dame Preparatory regional championship team in 2008 … also a member of the Volleyball Mirana Tournament Championship squad … named Charter Athlete MVP and Foothills Academy MVP … served as captain of volleyball team. Personal: Daughter of Keith and Ann Zobrist … born Sept. 17, 1991 in Dallas, Texas … father ran cross country at North Central College … cousin, Ben Zobrist, plays baseball for Tampa Bay Rays … cousin, Aaron Zobrist, played basketball at Bradely … cousin, Logan Simpson, plays soccer for Dominican College … cousin, Brenda Hodel, was member of cross country/track and field teams at Metamora ... major is undeclared.

Bucknell Volleyball on Bison Vision

For the fourth consecutive year, Bison volleyball will have a pair of matches broadcast on Bison Vision at BucknellBison.com. The contests against Colgate (Oct. 8) and Lehigh (Nov. 5) will each be broadcast live from Davis Gym. Doug Birdsong and select guest analysts will call the action. Live events on Bison Vision, which will also include five

home football games and select field hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s water polo games throughout the fall, require a subscription. Bison Vision also will continue to offer an array of free content, including interviews, highlights and features. Fans can sign up through any Bison Vision link at BucknellBison.com.

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Coach Profiles

Cindy Opalski

Head Coach 21st Season 379-341 Career 287-293 at Bucknell

Cindy opalski ’ s coaching record Years Institution Record 1986-89 Clarion (4 yrs.) 92-48 1990 Bucknell 3-22 1991 Bucknell 9-23 1992 Bucknell 4-24 1993 Bucknell 17-15 1994 Bucknell 20-13 1995 Bucknell 26-7 1996 Bucknell 18-12 1997 Bucknell 19-8 1998 Bucknell 16-12 1999 Bucknell 11-11 2000 Bucknell 17-15 2001 Bucknell 12-13 2002 Bucknell 15-13 2003 Bucknell 16-13 2004 Bucknell 14-13 2005 Bucknell 17-14 2006 Bucknell 20-12 2007 Bucknell 12-17 2008 Bucknell 13-18 2009 Bucknell 8-18 Career 379-341 (.526)

Accomplishments 1988 - School’s 1st Conf. Title

1st 20-win season in 11 yrs. The resurgence of Bucknell’s volleyball program can be traced directly to Cindy BU’s 1st Patriot League title Opalski’s arrival in 1990. Granted the turnaround didn’t come overnight, but after a couple of years of growing pains and some energetic recruiting efforts, Opalski Patriot League Champions has transformed the Bison volleyball program into one of the top programs in the PL Champs/NCAA Tournament East. Bucknell made NCAA Tournament appearances in both 1998 and 2000 and has averaged more than 15 victories over the last 15 seasons. PL Champs/NCAA Tournament Under Opalski the Bison were recognized as the most improved team in the nation by Volleyball Monthly in 1993; recorded the best record in school history in 1995 at 26-7; won the first-ever Patriot League automatic bid to the 1998 NCAA School record 11 PL wins Tournament; and in 2003 posted a school-record 11 Patriot League wins en route to a second-place finish. The Bison have qualified for the PL Tournament in 18 of 20 years in the league under Opalski, who has been named the Patriot League 250th win as Bucknell’s coach Coach of the Year in 1995, 2000 and 2003. Opalski won her 300th career match in 2004, and with 379 career victories is the second-winningest active volleyball coach in the Patriot League. In 2006, Opalski won her 250th match as coach of the Bison. Now in her 25th season as a collegiate head coach, Opalski wrote essentially the same script at Clarion University. In her four years there (1986-1989), Opalski led Clarion to a record of 92-48 and the school’s first-ever conference title in 1988. She was selected as the American Volleyball Coaches Association Coach of the Year in the Atlantic Region, and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year during her tenure. Opalski graduated from Southern Connecticut State in 1977 and earned a Master of Science degree from that school in 1984. A savvy outside hitter for the Owls, she played in two AIAW national tournaments and captained the squad in her senior year. From 1979 through 1985 as head coach at Maloney High School in her native Meriden, Conn., Opalski led that school to two state titles. Her resume there included six undefeated regular seasons and an eye-popping overall record of 147-11. Opalski’s success in volleyball has been documented by her 2006 induction as a player to the F.T. Maloney High School Hall of Fame and as a coach in the Connecticut Scholastic Women’s Volleyball Hall of Fame soon afterwards. Opalski worked with the U.S. Volleyball Junior Olympic Program in the 1980s, coaching the Connecticut team at numerous national qualifiers. For five years she coached and trained some of the top players that have ever come out of the Nutmeg State as well as several teams that qualified for the USVBA National tournament. During the summer, Opalski serves as a technical consultant at numerous volleyball camps throughout the East, in addition to directing the Bentley College and Kutztown University Volleyball camps.

Anna Allison enters her sixth season as a member of the Bison volleyball coaching staff this fall. A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and a member of a prominent volleyball family, Allison is a 2004 graduate of Oral Roberts University, where she was one of the top setters in Golden Eagles’ history. In 2006, she helped guide Assistant Coach former Bucknell setter Shannon Pitsch to a school single-season record total in Oral Roberts ’04 assists, which ranked first in the Patriot League. Sixth Season Allison was a First Team All-Mid Continent Conference selection three times and was named Setter of the Year in 2000 and 2002. As a senior in 2002 she shattered the Oral Roberts career assists record as well as the Mid-Con career service aces record. Oral Roberts won four straight league titles and played in four NCAA Tournaments during her playing days. A two-time team captain, Allison was also an outstanding student and earned Scholar-Athlete honors while successfully completing degrees in advertising and marketing communications. A lifelong student of the sport of volleyball, Allison’s enthusiasm and commitment to the game was influenced by her father, Antonio Carlos Moreno, who played for the Brazilian national team for 16 years and participated in four Olympic Games. Anna’s twin brother, Carlos, was an All-America setter who earned AVCA Player of the Year honors while leading BYU to the 2004 NCAA men’s national championship.

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Coach Profiles/Mission Statement In 2003-04 Allison served as graduate assistant coach at Oral Roberts, where she worked closely with the Golden Eagles’ setters and assisted in scouting and recruiting. Throughout her undergraduate career she coached the ORU Club team, featuring players aged 12 to 18, as well as the 16-18 Tulsa Volleyball Club. In her native Brazil, Allison was a regular coach at the S.P. Volleyball Camp and has worked as director, recruiting manager and coach with the Moreno Corp. Over the summers, she has served on the staff of the Gold Medal Square Camp as well as the Bentley College Camp. “Our team and future recruiting classes will clearly benefit from Anna’s vast international experience and technical knowledge of the game,” said Opalski at the time of Allison’s hiring. “Her technical knowledge will benefit our setters and enhance our offensive production. I believe that she is one of the best young coaches in the country.”

Inga Kurgonaite, a 2008 graduate of Lock Haven and a former All-America selection, enters her third season as the graduate assistant volleyball coach with the Bison volleyball program. As a Third Team All-America choice in 2006, Kurgonaite led Lock Haven to three straight NCAA Elite Eight appearances (2004-2006), three NCAA Atlantic Region championships (2004-2006) and a pair of Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) titles (2004, 2006). A four-time All-Atlantic Region selection, she ended her career with the Lady Eagles third on the program’s kills list (1,459), third in hitting percentage (.303) and fourth in blocks (426). She piled up a team-high 359 kills as a senior and registered at least 20 kills in a match

four times. Named to the All-PSAC Team four times, Kurgonaite was an Honorable Mention All-America choice as a sophomore when she tallied 89 digs and 106 blocks. A native of Kaunas, Lithuania, Kurgonaite helped Lock Haven pace the NCAA in blocks per game in 2004 (3.83/set) and 2006 (3.06/ set), and in hitting percentage in 2006 (.317). A right-side hitter during her playing career, Kurgonaite was a 2007 NCAA Leadership Conference participant and was the co-president of the Lock Haven Student-Athlete Advisory Committee as a senior in 2007-08. “Inga brings a lot to the table in terms of her experience as a player and her success on both the national and international levels,” said Opalski when Kurgonaite joined the staff. “She has really taken the initiative to jump in and immediately impact the offensive and defensive production of our big people.”

Athletics Mission Statement The Department of Athletics and Recreation strives to set the standard of excellence for intercollegiate and intramural programs in higher education, thereby advancing and drawing attention to the mission, core values, and educational goals of Bucknell University. The Department believes that student-athletes’ academic programs must be their first priority. It is therefore committed to maintaining Bucknell’s high national ranking for student-athletes’ graduation rates and for producing Academic All-Americans, and to continued leadership of the Patriot League in Academic Honor Roll nominations, based on grade-point averages. The coaches’ and staff’s paramount responsibility is maintaining academic priorities and supporting student-athletes’ education, even while providing the rigorous and serious NCAA Division I athletic opportunities Bucknell student-athletes seek. Further, the Department promotes the personal growth of student-athletes and the general student body by encouraging personal health, development, and balance among intellectual, social, civic, and physical pursuits; by celebrating challenge and competition; and by preparing participants for service and leadership in the world. Coaches and staff direct a rich array of athletic programs and recreational opportunities aimed at increasing student engagement, as well as strengthening character, healthy living, teamwork, sportsmanship, and spirit. In creating shared experiences for students, faculty, and staff, as well as alumni, family, and friends, the Department’s programs add substantially to Bucknell’s sense of community and foster life-long relationships with Bucknell. The Department embraces the University’s decision to compete at the highest extramural level, in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Division I membership is valuable not only because this level of competition maximally challenges student-athletes, but also because it signals clearly Bucknell’s high standards and seriousness of purpose in all extracurricular endeavors and it helps position Bucknell apart from other National Liberal Arts Colleges. Likewise, the competitive success the Department seeks, measured in part by consistent contention for the Patriot League’s student-athletes and the University alike, and it brings distinction and national recognition to Bucknell. A student-centered operation, the Department is committed to providing equitable opportunities to women and men, as well as members of minority and majority groups of all kinds. The Department subscribes to, and complies with, all principles and regulations of the Patriot League, the Eastern College Athletic Conference, and the NCAA. The department is proud that so many of today’s exemplary Bison scholar-athletes will be tomorrow’s outstanding leaders.

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2009 Statistics

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◊ 2009 Statistics ◊ Overall Home Away Neutral All Matches................................8-18.................. 4-6............... 2-8....................2-4 League.......................................4-10.................. 3-4............... 1-6....................0-0 Non-League................................4-8................... 1-2............... 1-2....................2-4 [-------------ATTACK-------------] [----SET----] [-----SERVE-----] Name S K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SE SA/S Segal, Kaitlin 89 253 2.84 138 769 .150 21 0.24 27 46 0.30 Kamp, Heidi 89 213 2.39 72 518 .272 4 0.04 14 34 0.16 Jackson, Ragin 88 177 2.01 71 434 .244 3 0.03 0 0 0.00 McAhren, Kyleigh 58 101 1.74 74 330 .082 11 0.19 11 15 0.19 Landes, Jackie 52 80 1.54 38 256 .164 1 0.02 3 4 0.06 Gittings, Allison 59 50 0.56 15 143 .245 624 7.01 12 26 0.13 Edoho, Kebah 63 45 0.71 29 151 .106 5 0.08 0 0 0.00 Ellenberger, Anne 49 24 0.49 15 72 .125 3 0.06 0 0 0.00 Baumgarten, Katie 17 24 1.41 11 66 .197 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 Smith, Lindsay 47 16 0.34 12 88 0.45 5 0.11 0 0 0.00 Sawanobori, Emily 88 3 0.03 4 9 -.111 26 0.30 32 37 0.36 Rodriguez, Rachel 89 3 0.03 2 39 .026 175 1.97 26 12 0.29 Guardia, Kelsey 4 1 0.25 0 3 .333 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 Tauscher, Kat 42 1 0.02 0 2 .500 1 0.02 2 10 0.05 Sauer, Kelsey 8 0 0.00 3 4 -.750 0 0.00 1 1 0.12 Fuller, Arden 10 0 0.00 0 2 .000 0 0.00 0 1 0.00 Regruto, Lindsay 63 0 0.00 3 12 -.250 9 0.14 14 24 0.22 Team Bucknell 89 991 11.1 487 2898 .174 888 9.98 142 216 1.60 Opponents 89 1106 12.4 498 2978 .204 1011 11.3 160 197 1.80

[-----DIG-----] [-----------BLOCKING-----------] RE Dig Dig/S BS BA Total B/S BE BHE 23 233 2.62 2 20 22 0.25 3 2 1 35 0.39 14 69 83 0.93 10 1 0 9 0.10 17 60 77 0.88 8 0 28 106 1.83 2 20 22 0.38 1 2 6 24 0.46 2 18 20 0.38 3 1 2 126 1.42 1 16 17 0.19 6 18 0 10 0.16 0 28 28 0.44 4 2 0 11 0.22 1 21 22 0.45 1 1 3 6 0.35 1 2 3 0.18 2 0 0 6 0.13 1 17 18 0.38 2 0 52 316 3.59 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 7 175 1.97 0 1 1 0.01 0 5 0 1 0.25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 11 0.26 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 4 5 0.62 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 2 0.20 0 0 0 0.00 0 1 11 79 1.25 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 23 160 1155 12.98 41 272 177.0 1.99 40 35 142 1222 13.73 49 223 160.5 1.80 22 34

Bold Indicates Player Returning for 2010

◊ Patriot League Standings ◊

◊ Team Statistics ◊ ATTACK.......................BU....... Opp. Kills............................ 991....... 1106 Errors......................... 487........ 498 Total Attacks............. 2898...... 2978 Attack Pct...................174........204 Kills/Set.....................11.1........12.4 SET .............................BU....... Opp. Assists....................... 888....... 1011 Assists/Set.................9.98.......11.3 SERVE.........................BU....... Opp. Aces........................... 142........ 160 Errors......................... 216........ 197 Aces/Set....................1.60.......1.80

Team W *Army 12 American 11 Colgate 11 Lehigh 7 Lafayette 5 Bucknell 4 Holy Cross 3 Navy 3

SERVE RECEPTIONS.....BU....... Opp. Errors......................... 160........ 142 Errors/Set...................1.8.........1.6 DEFENSE....................BU....... Opp. Digs.......................... 1155...... 1222 Digs/Set....................12.98.....13.73 BLOCKING..................BU....... Opp. Block Solo.................. 41.......... 49 Block Assist............... 272........ 223 Total Blocks..............177.0.....160.5 Blocks Per Set...........1.99.......1.80 Block Errors................ 40.......... 22

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Patriot League L Pct. W 2 .857 26 3 .786 18 3 .786 15 7 .500 14 9 .357 14 10 .286 8 11 .214 5 11 .214 8

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The construction of the Kenneth Langone Athletics and Recreation Center specifically impacted the Bucknell volleyball program in a significant way. The relocation of the Bison men’s and women’s basketball teams to Sojka Pavilion left Davis Gym as the premier volleyball and wrestling facility. The venerable 1,000-seat arena was dedicated on June 13, 1938 and has hosted Bison athletic events for more than 70 years. The Davis Gym hardwood was recently refinished and painted with volleyball boundaries as its primary color scheme. The team’s spacious locker room and coaches offices are located just off the main playing floor. A new scoreboard was added in 2007, as well.

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Overall L Pct. 6 .813 13 .581 13 .536 16 .467 13 .519 18 .308 24 .172 21 .276

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Patriot League Now in its third decade as an all-sport conference combining academic and athletic excellence, the Patriot League sponsors championships in 23 men and women’s sports. Initially started as an NCAA Division I-AA football conference in 1986, the Patriot League became an all-sport conference in 1990 and includes American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy as full members, and Fordham, Georgetown and MIT as associate members. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni have, and continue to play leadership roles in shaping our country. Since 1998, the Patriot League has ranked first each year among all Division I conferences awarding athletic aid in the NCAA Graduation Rate Report. The League finished at the top spot with 96 percent of its teams reporting a graduation rate of 85 percent or higher in the most recent data. In addition, 90 Patriot League teams earned NCAA Academic Performance Program Public Recognition Awards after posting academic progress rate scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. The Patriot League’s mission is simple, to provide successful competitive athletic experiences while maintaining high academic standards, and to prepare its student-athletes to be leaders in society. During the 2009-10 academic year, Patriot League student-athletes and teams have accomplished the following: • 11 Patriot League student-athletes earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, with Army’s Andrew Maisano (Men’s Lacrosse), Erin Anthony (Women’s Basketball) and Elizabeth Betterbed (Women’s Soccer), Navy’s Beth Reed (Women’s Soccer), Alex Buck (Men’s Swimming and Diving) and Mark Van Orden (Track and Field) and Bucknell’s Patrick Selwood (Men’s Soccer) receiving First-Team Academic All-America recognition. • 50 Patriot League student-athletes received CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors. • The Patriot League placed second among all Division I conferences with 90

teams receiving NCAA Public Recognition Awards for their performance in the classroom. • Navy’s Beth Reed and Mark Van Orden received NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships. • Reed was also named the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Women’s Soccer Academic All-American of the Year, and won the Patriot League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award. • Army’s Andrew Maisano won the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for Men’s Lacrosse, and earned the Patriot League Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year award. • Army’s Elizabeth Betterbed was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. • Holy Cross’ Olivia Pruszko earned a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship. • Fordham’s John Skelton became the first Patriot League player taken in the NFL Draft since 1995. • Lehigh’s C.J. McCollum was named the ECAC Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Year and received multiple national freshman honors. • Navy’s Adam Meyer was named the Mid-Major Swimmer of the Year by CollegeSwimming.com, and received Honorable Mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championship Meet. • Bucknell won the 2010 Patriot League Presidents’ Cup. The Bison also won the male and female trophies. It was the eighth time in Patriot League history that a school won the overall, male and female titles. • Every Patriot League team won at least one championship for just the fifth time in League history. • Army Men’s Lacrosse defeated No. 2 Syracuse, 9-8, in double overtime in the NCAA Tournament first round. • Bucknell defeated Princeton in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament. • Three Patriot Leaguers were selected in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, while a pair were chosen in the Major Lacrosse League Draft. • Army’s Garret Thul was named national freshman of the year by Inside Lacrosse.

The Presidents’ Cup The Presidents’ Cup signifies overall excellence in the 23 sports sponsored by the Patriot League, and Bucknell has won the Cup 16 times in its 20-year existence, including 12 of the last 13 years. The Presidents’ Cup is awarded annually to the institution that accumulates the highest point total over the entire academic year, with points awarded on the basis of the school’s finish in each of the 23 Patriot League sports. If there is a league tournament in a sport, the points are awarded based on the average of the regular season and tournament finish, and if there is no postseason tournament, points are awarded based on regularseason standings.

Presidents’ Cup Champions 1991 — Bucknell 2001 — Bucknell 1992 — Bucknell 2002 — Bucknell 1993 — Bucknell 2003 — Bucknell 1994 — Army 2004 — Bucknell 1995 — Army 2005 — Army 1996 — Bucknell 2006 — Bucknell 1997 — Army 2007 — Bucknell 1998 — Bucknell 2008 — Bucknell 1999 — Bucknell 2009 — Bucknell 2000 — Bucknell 2010 — Bucknell

Bucknell Volleyball Success in the Classroom Bucknell volleyball placed eight student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll last fall. Rachel Rodriguez led the Bison by earning a perfect 4.0 grade-point average during the 2009 fall semester. Recent graduate Lindsay Smith also made the list prior to being named the Patriot League Volleyball ScholarAthlete of the Year and earning a spot on the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team. The eight selections ranked Bucknell second among league teams for most student-athletes receiving accolades. The Patriot League recognized a total of 50 volleyball student-athletes for their academic success. To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, student-athletes must achieve a 3.2 grade-point average in the fall semester and be awarded a varsity letter. Name............................Major Name..................................Major Anne Ellenberger..........Chemical Engineering Lindsay Regruto.................Biology Arden Fuller..................Undeclared Rachel Rodriguez...............Accounting Allison Gittings..............Psychology Kaitlin Segal.......................Sociology/Anthropology Heidi Kamp...................Spanish/Art Studio Lindsay Smith.....................Neuroscience

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History ◊ Patriot League Academic Honor Roll Selections ◊

◊ East Coast ◊ Conference Honors ALL-LE AGUE 1986 1988

Second Team.................. Beth Davis Second Team.................... Sue Riley

◊ Patriot League ◊ Honors ALL-LEAGUE 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Second Team.........Kathleen Sullivan First Team...................... Katie Steele First Team . ................... Katie Steele First Team . ................... Katie Steele First Team . .................. Katie Steele, ...............................Melissa Wharton Second Team.......... Susie Teitsworth First Team..............Melissa Wharton, ............................... Susie Teitsworth Second Team............ Emily Pomeroy First Team...............Melissa Wharton Second Team............ Emily Pomeroy First Team.....................Tristen Voget Second Team............ Emily Pomeroy Second Team..............Brooke Bader, ............................... Shannon Walker First Team...................Brooke Bader, ............................... Shannon Walker Second Team......... Whitney Williams First Team............... Shannon Walker First Team.....................Melanie Ghiz Second Team.......... Brandi Trapasso First Team....................Jackie Leahy, ............................... Brandi Trapasso Second Team........ Breean Trapasso, ............................ Chelsea Anderson First Team.....................Jackie Leahy First Team............ Chelsea Anderson First Team............. Jenna Henderson Second Team........ Kristen Sydlowski First Team............ Jenna Henderson Second Team.......... Shannon Pitsch, ......................................Kaitlin Segal Second Team.................. Heidi Kamp

Offensive Player of the YEar 2000.................................... Shannon Walker

Defensive Player of the YEar 2000.................................... Brandi Trapasso 2005................................. Chelsea Anderson

Rookie of the YEar 2000.................................... Brandi Trapasso

Coach of the YEar 1995, 2000, 2003.................... Cindy Opalski

To urnament MVP 1998...................................... Emily Pomeroy 2000.........................................Brooke Bader

All-To urnament Team

1990 Kristen Colbert, Sarah Mesaros, Stacy Sontheimer, Kathleen Sullivan 1991 Meg Kinney, Sarah Mesaros, Dee Scinta, Stacy Sontheimer, Kathleen Sullivan 1992 Sloan Fleckman, Colleen Conway, Joanne Lewis, Aubrey Schneggenburger, Sarah Mesaros 1993 Brenda Hayduk, Heather Hoehn, Karen Horiszny, Joanne Lewis, Laura Spinney, Katherine Steele 1994 Brenda Hayduk, Karen Horiszny, Joanne Lewis, Annalise Meidman, Heather Rendle, Katie Steele, Amy Turnshek 1995 Cameron Adams, Tara Cancro, Annalise Meidman, Allison Morris, Emily Pomeroy, Heather Rendle, Katie Steele, Susie Teitsworth, Amy Turnshek 1996 Cameron Adams, Annalise Meidman, Heather Montaperto, Allison Morris, Emily Pomeroy, Jen Post, Heather Rendle, Pam Scoville, Amy Turnshek, Tristen Voget 1997 Mary Agnes, Brooke Bader, Nicole LaMothe, Emily Pomeroy, Jen Post, Amy Turnshek 1998 Kerri Bishop, Kristen Erickson, Melanie Gray, Emily Pomeroy, Jen Post, Tristen Voget, Shannon Walker 1999 Mary Agnes, Brooke Bader, Kerri Bishop, Melanie Gray, Kristin Pietrocarlo, Jennifer Post, Shannon Walker, Jennifer Wrigley 2000 Brooke Bader, Kerri Bishop, Melanie Ghiz, Melanie Gray, Nicole Lamothe, Brandi Trapasso, Breean Trapasso, Shannon Walker, Deirdre Witte 2001 Jessica Bissett, Carolyn Dougherty, Melanie Gray, Lauren Kraus, Shamree Landis, Chelsea Robertson, Brandi Trapasso, Breean Trapasso, Shannon Walker

2002 2003 2004 2005

2006

2007 2008 2009

◊ Academic Awards ◊ Co SI D A ACAD EM I C AL L-AM ER I C ANS 1984.........Shelly Farris (Honorable Mention) 1992...................Sara Mesaros (Third Team)

Co SIDA A cad emic All-Dist r ic t Sel ec t i on s 1984...........................................Shelly Farris 1985................. Cheryl Conrad, Shelly Farris 1986...........................................Shelly Farris 1992...................................... Sarah Mesaros 1995........................................... Katie Steele 1997...................................... Emily Pomeroy 2000............... Shannon Walker (First Team), ................... Brandi Trapasso (Second Team) 2001............... Shannon Walker (First Team), ................... Brandi Trapasso (Second Team) 2002..........Breean Trapasso (Second Team) 2003.............. Breean Trapasso (First Team), ..................... Jessica Bissett (Second Team) 2004........Chelsea Robertson (Second Team) 2005......... Amanda Grossmann (First Team) 2006......... Amanda Grossmann (First Team) 2007............ Shannon Pitsch (Second Team) 2008................. Shannon Pitsch (First Team) 2009...............Lindsay Smith (Second Team)

ECC S c h o l a r-ath le te 1982........................................Denise Cohen

Patriot LEague Scholar-athlete 1991...................................Kathleen Sullivan 1992...................................... Sarah Mesaros 1995........................................... Katie Steele 2000.................................... Shannon Walker 2009........................................ Lindsay Smith

2006......... Kristen Sydlowski, Shannon Pitsch 2008........................................ Shannon Pitsch

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Chelsea Anderson, Jessica Bissett, Courtney Clark, Carolyn Dougherty, Melanie Ghiz, Jessica Le, Chelsea Robertson, Amanda Rowe, Brandi Trapasso, Breean Trapasso, Jennifer Wrigley Jessica Bissett, Courtney Clark, Carolyn Dougherty, Amanda Grossmann, Jessica Le, Cindy Lowe, Chelsea Robertson, Amanda Rowe, Jennie Smith, Kristen Sydlowski, Brandi Trapasso, Breean Trapasso Carolyn Dougherty, Amanda Grossmann, Tessa Mendez, Chelsea Robertson, Jennie Smith, Kristen Sydlowski Chelsea Anderson, Allison Brady, Sheena Czipri, Sarah Groman, Amanda Grossmann, Liz Hazuka, Jessica Le, Tessa Mendez, Shannon Pitsch, Jennie Smith Allison Brady, Jacqueline Feeney, Rachel Freeman, Sarah Groman, Amanda Grossmann, Liz Hazuka, Jenna Henderson, Tessa Mendez, Shannon Pitsch, Jennifer Rupp, Jennie Smith, Lindsay Smith, Kristen Sydlowski Sheena Czipri, Liz Hazuka, Heidi Kamp, Tessa Mendez, Shannon Pitsch, Rachel Rodriguez, Lindsay Smith Sheena Czipri, Anne Ellenberger, Allison Gittings, Liz Hazuka, Shannon Pitsch, Rachel Rodriguez, Kaitlin Segal, Lindsay Smith Anne Ellenberger, Arden Fuller, Allison Gittings, Heidi Kamp, Lindsay Regruto, Rachel Rodriguez, Kaitlin Segal, Lindsay Smith

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History ◊ All-Time Captains Roster ◊ 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Wendy Green, Sheryl Sauer Susan Bairstow, Wendy Green Susan Bairstow Jeanne Groeneveld, Katie Hale Denise Cohen, Jeanne Groeneveld Kathy Eckert, Beth Hopper Scott Haggard, Beth Hopper Cheryl Conrad Michelle Farrell Beth Davis, Emily Malatesta, Sue Riley Sue Riley Dana Bradley, Kara Forosisky Kara Forosisky, Kristen Colbert Kara Forosisky, Kathleen Sullivan

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Sarah Mesaros, Audrey Schneggenburger Heather Hoehn, Joanne Lewis Joanne Lewis, Brenda Hayduk, Katie Steele Brenda Hayduk, Katie Steele Allison Morris, Heather Rendle, Susie Teitsworth Amy Turnshek, Melissa Wharton Emily Pomeroy, Tristen Voget Michelle Lesh, Jen Post Brooke Bader, Nicole LaMothe Melanie Gray, Shannon Walker Jennifer Wrigley

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Brandi Trapasso, Breean Trapasso, Jackie Leahy Carolyn Dougherty, Jackie Leahy Chelsea Anderson, Jennie Smith Amanda Grossmann, Jennie Smith, Kristen Sydlowski Jenna Henderson, Shannon Pitsch Sheena Czipri, Allison Gittings, Shannon Pitsch Allison Gittings, Lindsay Smith Heidi Kamp, Rachel Rodriguez

◊ All-Time Series Records ◊ Opponent W-L-T Academy of the New Church 1-0-0 Air Force 0-2-0 Akron 0-1-0 Alaska 0-2-0 Alaska-Fairbanks 0-2-0 Albany 0-1-0 American 1-26-0 Army 13-22-0 Ashland 0-1-0 Baptist Bible 1-0-0 Bentley 1-1-0 Binghamton 0-1-0 Boston College 1-3-0 Bowling Green 0-1-0 Brown 0-1-0 Bryant 1-0-0 Buffalo 0-3-0 Cabrini 1-0-0 Cal Irvine 0-1-0 Cal State Bakersfield 0-1-0 Cal State Fullerton 0-3-0 Cal State Northridge 0-1-0 Campbell 0-1-0 Canisius 7-2-0 Catholic 0-2-0 Catonsville Community College 0-1-0 Central Connecticut 3-1-0 Charleston Southern 1-0-0 Charlotte 0-1-0 Chicago State 2-0-0 Cincinnati 0-2-0 Clarion 3-1-0 Cleveland State 0-7-0 Coastal Carolina 0-1-0 Colgate 22-25-0 Columbia 7-4-0 Connecticut 0-4-0 Coppin State 4-0-0 Cornell 1-11-0 Cortland (SUNY) 1-2-0 C.W. Post 1-0-0 Dartmouth 3-3-0 Delaware 1-22-0 Delaware State 3-0-0 Drexel 4-9-0 Duquesne 2-8-0 East Stroudsburg 1-1-0 Eastern Connecticut 0-1-0 Eastern Michigan 0-0-0 Elizabethtown 1-1-0 Elon 0-1-0 Evansville 0-1-0 Fairfield 1-1-0 Fairleigh Dickinson 6-2-0

Series Began 1982 1981 2009 1992 1992 2002 1989 1989 1991 1979 1991 2001 1984 1987 1993 2009 2000 1986 1996 2008 1996 1996 1994 1991 1980 1981 2000 2004 2004 1995 1988 1980 1986 2002 1984 1984 1985 1995 1984 1981 1984 1994 1980 1995 1981 1981 1982 1985 2010 1980 2001 2008 1993 1984

Opponent W-L-T Fordham 8-7-0 Franklin & Marshall 3-3-0 Furman 0-1-0 George Mason 0-3-0 Gettysburg 4-5-0 Hartford 2-3-0 Harvard 1-1-0 Hofstra 0-10-0 Holy Cross 27-10-0 Howard 3-3-0 Indiana 0-0-0 Indiana (Pa.) 1-3-0 Iona 5-2-0 James Madison 0-6-0 Juniata 0-6-0 Kean 3-0-1 Kent State 0-1-0 Kutztown 2-0-0 La Salle 13-7-0 Lafayette 31-20-0 Le Moyne 0-1-0 Lehigh 24-35-0 Liberty 0-1-0 Lock Haven 2-1-0 Long Island 1-0-0 Louisville 0-1-0 Loyola (Md.) 5-6-0 Loyola Chicago 0-1-0 Loyola Marymount 0-0-0 Manhattan 2-2-0 Mansfield 1-4-0 Marist 8-1-0 Marquette 0-1-0 Maryland 0-1-0 Maryland-Baltimore Co. 2-2-0 Maryland-Eastern Shore 2-1-0 Messiah 1-1-0 Minnesota 0-1-0 Morgan State 4-2-0 Navy 18-19-0 Nevada 0-1-0 New Hampshire 0-1-0 New Jersey Institute of Technology 0-1-0 New York Tech 0-2-0 Niagara 6-1-0 North Carolina-Asheville 1-1-0 North Carolina-Greensboro 1-0-0 North Carolina-Wilmington 0-1-0 Northeastern 1-1-0 Northeastern Illinois 1-0-0 Penn State 0-5-0 Pennsylvania 1-3-0 Pittsburgh-Johnstown 0-1-0 Portland State 0-1-0

Series Began 1987 1978 1997 1987 1978 1988 1993 1982 1986 1986 2010 1980 1982 1980 1978 1981 1988 1979 1980 1978 2002 1978 1985 1980 1997 1988 1984 2008 2010 1983 1978 1987 1987 1989 1988 1994 1979 1996 1998 1981 2003 2006 2009 1986 1993 1994 2007 2006 1991 1995 1978 1998 1980 2007

Opponent W-L-T Princeton 0-3-0 Providence 2-5-0 Quinnipiac 1-0-0 Radford 0-2-0 Rider 11-9-0 Robert Morris 7-5-0 Rutgers 0-2-0 Sacramento State 0-1-0 St. Bonaventure 4-6-0 St. Francis (N.Y.) 13-0-0 Saint Francis (Pa.) 29-7-0 St. John’s 2-3-0 St. Peter’s 7-0-0 Sam Houston State 1-0-0 San Francisco 0-2-0 Scranton 4-1-0 Seton Hall 6-4-0 Shepard 1-0-0 Shippensburg 1-3-0 Siena 1-4-0 Slippery Rock 0-3-0 Southern Connecticut 1-0-0 Stony Brook 0-6-0 Susquehanna 8-3-0 Syracuse 0-2-0 Temple 0-2-0 Tennessee-Martin 1-0-0 Towson 4-15-0 Ursinus 1-0-0 USC 0-0-0 Valparaiso 0-2-0 Vermont 0-1-0 Villanova 0-9-0 Virginia 0-3-0 Virginia Commonwealth 1-3-0 Wagner 6-0-0 Waynesburg 0-1-0 West Chester 7-3-0 West Virginia 0-1-0 Western Maryland 0-1-0 Wilkes 5-0-0 William & Mary 0-1-0 Winthrop 1-0-0 Wisconsin 0-1-0 Wright State 0-1-0 Yale 1-3-0 York 4-2-0 Youngstown State 0-5-0 Totals 406-506-1 2010 opponents in bold italics

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Series Began 1998 1986 2002 2007 1982 1982 1996 2005 1988 1981 1984 1995 1992 2008 2001 1978 1980 1979 1980 1984 1980 1983 2000 1978 1984 1994 2008 1979 1983 2010 1995 1992 1981 1981 1991 1993 1980 1980 2009 1982 1980 1998 1994 2000 1988 1997 1979 1989

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History ◊ Season Records ◊ 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Kil ls

432.....Jenna Henderson.......2007 421.....Melissa Wharton.........1996 413.....Jackie Leahy..............2003 408.....Melanie Ghiz..............2002 404.....Shannon Walker.........2000

Hitting Percentage (Min. 100 K)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

.445.....Melissa Wharton.........1995 .411.....Melissa Wharton.........1997 .410.....Melissa Wharton.........1996 .381.....Katie Steele................1993 .373.....Heather Rendle..........1993

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

81.....Susie Teitsworth.........1994 77.....Katie Steele................1993 74.....Susie Teitsworth.........1995 57 ...Whitney Williams........2000 56.....Chelsea Anderson......2005

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

612.....Kristen Sydlowski.......2006 528.....Susie Teitsworth.........1995 462.....Brandi Trapasso.........2002 461.....Allison Morris..............1995 440.....Chelsea Anderson......2005

Ac es

Digs

Assists

1. 1199.....Shannon Pitsch..........2006 2. 1175.....Whitney Williams........2000 3. 1123.....Breean Trapasso........2003 4. 1103.....Breean Trapasso........2002 5. 1043.....Jessica Le..................2004

1. 2. 3. 5.

◊ Career Records ◊ Ki lls

1. 1403.....Jenna Henderson..2004-07 2. 1377.....Melissa Wharton....1994-97 3. 1254.....Shannon Walker....1998-01 4. 1194.....Jackie Leahy.........2001-04 5. 1146.....Emily Pomeroy......1995-98

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Assists

1. 3597.....Shannon Pitsch..... 2005-08 2. 3071.....Amy Turnshek....... 1994-97 3. 2737.....Whitney Williams...1998-01 4. 2570.....Breean Trapasso...2000-03 5. 1753.....Brenda Hayduk......1992-95 1753.....Jessica Le.............2002-05

Solo Block s

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

314.....Melissa Wharton....1994-97 258.....Katie Steele...........1992-95 138.....Scott Haggard.......1981-84 110.....Heather Rendle.....1993-96 101.....Shannon Walker....1998-01

1. 2. 4. 5.

317.....Melissa Wharton....1997-97 284.....Jennie Smith..........2003-06 239.....Katie Steele...........1992-95 219.....Sarah Groman.......2003-06 208.....Heidi Kamp...... 2007-pres.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

631.....Melissa Wharton....1994-97 497.....Katie Steele...........1992-95 329.....Jennie Smith..........2003-06 302.....Heather Rendle.....1993-96 282.....Shannon Walker....1998-01

To tal Blo cks

187.....Melissa Wharton.........1995 166.....Katie Steele................1994 165.....Melissa Wharton.........1996 143.....Melissa Wharton.........1994 141.....Katie Steele................1993

Aces

241.....Susie Teitsworth....1993-96 192.....Katie Steele...........1992-95 136.....Shannon Pitsch.....2005-08 131.....Brandi Trapasso....2000-03 130.....Joanne Lewis........1991-94

Blo ck Assists

Total Bloc k s

Current players listed in bold Italics denote Patriot League record

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Digs................................................. 40 Kristen Sydlowski vs. Rider.........9/2/06

Most Assist Blocks........................ 10 Jennie Smith vs. Dartmouth.... 9/13/03

Highest Hitting Pct..................... .722 Most Assists.................................. 66 Heidi Kamp vs. Lehigh........ 11/14/08 Jessica Le vs. Holy Cross..... 10/15/04 Most Aces......................................... 9 Cheryl Conrad vs. St. Francis...9/28/85 Molly Brown vs. Army.............. 9/18/98

◊ Team Season Records ◊ Most Kills............................................. 1592............................ 2000 Most Digs............................................ 2051............................ 2000 Highest Hitting Pct.................................212............................ 1990 Most Aces............................................. 254............................. 1998 Most Assists........................................ 1388............................ 2005 Most Wins.............................................. 26.............................. 1995 Highest Winning Pct.........................788 (26-7)....................... 1995 Most Patriot League Wins..................... 11.............................. 2003 Highest League Winning Pct...........1.000 (6-0)....................... 1995

D ig s

B lock Assists

1. 105.....Melissa Wharton.........1996 2. 93.....Jennie Smith...............2006 93.....Melissa Wharton.........1995 4. 87.....Katie Steele................1995 87.....Jennie Smith...............2003

.400.....Melissa Wharton....1994-97 .322.....Katie Steele...........1992-95 .309.....Heather Rendle.....1993-96 .298.....Tristen Voget.........1995-98 .290.....Shannon Walker....1998-01

1. 1588.....Brandi Trapasso....2000-03 2. 1474.....Susie Teitsworth....1993-96 3. 1210.....Chelsea Anderson.... 2002-05 4. 1165.....Allison Morris.........1993-96 5. 1111.....Kristen Sydlowski.... 2003-06

So lo Blo ck s

94.....Melissa Wharton.........1995 84.....Katie Steele................1993 81.....Katie Steele................1994 81.....Melissa Wharton.........1997 79.....Melissa Wharton.........1994

Hi tt ing Percen tage

◊ Individual Match Records ◊

Kills................................................. 40 Most Solo Blocks............................. 9 Beth Davis vs. Cornell............. 9/18/87 Kristen Colbert vs. Susquehanna... 10/22/90

◊ All-Time Coaches Log ◊ Years 1978-1984 1985-89 1990-present Totals

Name Terrie Grieb Victoria May Cindy Opalski

Record 90-96-1 (.484) 29-117-0 (.199) 287-293-0 (.495) 406-506-1 (.445)

◊ Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame ◊ KATIE STEELE ’96 is the only Bison volleyball player to be named to the All-Patriot League team four times. She was a two-year captain and graduated as the school record-holder in hitting percentage, aces and blocks. Most important, Steele, who was also a Patriot League Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-District selection, is credited for helping turn a struggling program into a league power. After compiling a 45-186 record from 1985-92, Bucknell went 63-35 in Steele’s sophomore, junior and senior years. The Bison were the most improved team in the country in 1993, and by Steele’s senior year team finished 26-7 and won its first Patriot League regular-season title with a 6-0 record. She entered the Hall of Fame with the Class of 2007. MELISSA WHARTON ’98 graduated with 10 school records and is considered one of the best players in program history. She is still the only Bison player to hit .400 in a season, and she did so three times. Wharton recorded a Bucknell and Patriot League-record .445 hitting percentage in 1995 (second-best in the nation that year), and she followed it up by hitting .410 in 1996 and .411 as a senior in 1997. She owns three of the top four single-season hitting percentages in Patriot League history, while her .400 career average is also the school and league record. Wharton’s 1,377 career kills was the school record for 10 years until being surpassed in 2007. She is also the Bucknell and Patriot League career leader in blocks with 631. Wharton was a three-time First Team All-Patriot League selection and earned the Christy Mathewson Award as the top senior athlete in her class. She entered the Hall of Fame with the Class of 2009.

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History ◊ All-Time Patriot League Tournament Results ◊ 1990

1994

First Round

First Round

No. 2 Colgate No. 7 Bucknell 15-10, 15-6, 15-7

3 0

Second Round

No. 4 Navy 2 No. 5 Bucknell 3 15-5, 15-8, 13-15, 6-15, 15-13 Championship Round

No. 3 Holy Cross No. 7 Bucknell 15-1, 15-11, 15-11

3 0

1991

2000 & 8 9 ns!!! 9 o 1 i p m a gue Ch a e L t Pat r i o

Consolation Round

First Round No. 1 Colgate No. 8 Bucknell 15-5, 15-10, 15-8

No. 1 Army 3 No. 5 Bucknell 2 15-12, 15-12, 10-15, 5-15, 15-12

3 0

Second Round

No. 3 Lehigh No. 5 Bucknell 15-12, 15-9, 10-15, 15-8

3 1

1995 First Round

No. 5 Lafayette No. 8 Bucknell 15-13, 15-8, 15-12

3 0

1992 First Round No. 3 Colgate No. 6 Bucknell 12-15, 15-11, 15-4, 15-3

3 1

Consolation Quarterfinals No. 7 Fordham No. 6 Bucknell 15-10, 9-15, 15-5, 15-11

3 1

1993 First Round No. 4 Navy No. 5 Bucknell 15-9, 15-7, 15-9

3 0

Consolation Round No. 5 Bucknell No. 8 Fordham 15-6, 16-14, 15-11

3 0

No. 3 Colgate 2 No. 5 Bucknell 3 15-13, 17-15, 9-15, 14-16, 15-10

No. 1 Bucknell

Bye

Championship Round No. 1 Bucknell No. 4 Lafayette 15-1, 15-11, 15-10

3 0

Yea rs of th e D ance. . .

Championship Final No. 1 Bucknell 1 No. 3 Colgate 3 15-12, 15-12, 9-15, 15-11

2000 - CHAMPIONS

1996 Semifinal No. 2 Bucknell No. 3 Navy 17-15, 15-4, 9-15, 15-9

1 3

Semifinal No. 1 Bucknell No. 4 Colgate 11-15, 15-6, 15-8, 15-2

3 0

Final

Final

No. 1 American No. 4 Bucknell 30-13, 32-30, 30-22

No. 1 Bucknell 2 No. 3. Lehigh 3 11-15, 15-5, 15-13, 13-15, 15-12

3 0

3 1

3 0

No. 2 Army 1 No. 3 Bucknell 3 30-28, 30-18, 27-30, 30-26 Final

3 0

No. 1 American No. 3 Bucknell 22-30, 21-30, 20-30

2004 3 0

3 0

2008

Semifinal

Semifinal

No. 2 Army 3 No. 3 Bucknell 1 25-30, 30-27, 31-29, 30-22

No. 1 American No. 4 Bucknell 8-25, 14-25, 17-25

2002 No. 2 Lehigh No. 3 Bucknell 30-24, 30-27, 30-24

2006 Semifinal

No. 1 American No. 2 Bucknell 30-27, 30-25, 30-15

3 0

2005

Semifinal

Semifinal No. 1 Bucknell No. 4 Lehigh 7-15, 15-8, 15-12, 15-9

No. 2 Bucknell No. 3 Lehigh 30-22, 30-17, 30-27

Semifinal

1998 - CHAMPIONS

No. 4 Navy No. 5 Bucknell 15-7, 15-4, 15-9

No. 1 Bucknell 3 No. 4 Lehigh 1 12-15, 17-15, 15-12, 15-12

2001

3 1

Final

Third Place

Semifinal

No. 1 Bucknell No. 2 Colgate 15-7, 15-8, 15-12

1997

2003

Semifinal

Semifinal 3 0

No. 1 American 3 No. 4 Bucknell 2 25-30, 30-28, 28-30, 30-28, 15-11

Final No. 1 Bucknell No. 3 Colgate 15-13, 12-15, 15-7, 15-9

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◊ All-Time Results ◊ Year 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993

Overall Record 2-7 (.222) 4-11 (.267) 11-15 (.423) 16-17 (.485) 22-17-1 (.562) 22-11 (.667) 13-18 (.419) 2-24 (.077) 7-23 (.233) 8-23 (.258) 10-21 (.323) 2-26 (.071) 3-22 (.120) 9-23 (.281) 4-24 (.143) 17-15 (.531)

Conference Record ----2-2 (.500) ECC 4-7 (.364) 1-9 (.100) 0-11 (.000) 2-5 (.286) 2-5 (.286) 3-4 (.429) 0-7 (.000) 0-6 (.000) PL 1-6 (.143) 2-5 (.286) 3-4 (.429)

Place

Year

----Fifth* Fifth Eighth Eighth Sixth Sixth Fifth Eighth Seventh Eighth Sixth Fifth

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Overall Record 20-13 (.606) 26-7 (.788) 18-12 (.600) 19-8 (.704) 16-12 (.571) 11-11 (.500) 17-15 (.531) 12-13 (.480) 15-13 (.536) 16-13 (.552) 14-13 (.519) 17-14 (.548) 20-12 (.625) 12-17 (.414) 13-18 (.419) 8-18 (.308)

Conference Record 4-3 (.571) 6-0 (1.000) 4-2 (.667) 5-1 (.833) 5-1 (.833) 5-7 (.417) 10-2 (.833) 7-7 (.500) 9-5 (.643) 11-3 (.786) 8-6 (.571) 9-5 (.643) 10-4 (.714) 5-9 (.357) 8-6 (.571) 4-10 (.286)

Place Fifth First Second First First^ Fifth First^ Fourth Third Second Third Fourth Third Fifth Fourth Sixth

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^ - Patriot League Tournament champions and NCAA Tournament participant. * - In 1982 Bucknell was seeded fifth going into the East Coast Conference Tournament, then went 1-2 in pool play and did not advance. Bucknell left the ECC to be a charter member of the Patriot League in 1990. Prior to 1982 Bucknell’s women’s volleyball team competed in the AIAW, the precursor, for women’s athletics, to the NCAA.

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KLARC/The Plan for Bucknell ◊ The Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center ◊ The Bucknell University Department of Athletics and Recreation prides itself on setting the standard of excellence when it comes to success both on the playing fields and in the classroom. With 16 Patriot League Presidents’ Cups in 20 years, national leadership in graduation rates, 118 Academic AllAmericans in 40 years and 118 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes in 20 years, Bucknell is clearly at the head of the class in terms of upholding the scholarathlete model. The addition of the Kenneth G. Langone Athletics and Recreation Center, one of the finest collegiate athletics and recreation venues of its kind, ensures the continuation of that success. The facility enhances each of Bucknell’s 27 varsity programs and greatly expands the scope of its growing intramural and recreational sports offerings. A visually appealing structure located along Moore Avenue on the “downhill” side of campus, the Langone Athletics and Recreation Center was designed to reach out to all members of the campus community, including the student body, varsity student-athletes, faculty, staff and alumni.

Three primary venues lie within the facility: the Arthur D. Kinney Jr. Natatorium, the 4,000-seat Gary A. Sojka Pavilion and the Krebs Family Fitness Center. Other features include a new location for the Bucknell Athletics Hall of Fame, a display of Bucknell’s Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, a sports medicine and athletic training suite, classrooms, modern offices for coaches and staff and increased locker room space for varsity and recreational athletes. The facility is named in honor of Ken Langone, a 1957 Bucknell graduate who, along with his wife, Elaine, pledged $11 million toward the center’s construction. Langone was a member of the university Board of Trustees from 1980 to 1996. One of the special qualities of the Langone Athletics and Recreation Center is the manner in which it supplements the pre-existing facilities. The brand new construction surrounds Gerhard Fieldhouse and historic Davis Gymnasium, which has been restored as a competition venue for the Bison volleyball and wrestling teams, as well as intramural, recreation and other varsity practice activities. As Bucknell continues to strive toward its mission of setting the standard of excellence in college athletics, the Langone Athletics and Recreation Center becomes the centerpiece in an already impressive cache of athletics facilities that includes the 13,100-seat Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium and its FieldTurf and 8-lane track surface; the scenic Bucknell Golf Club; Depew Field, the home of the Bison baseball team; the spacious West Fields for softball, and Emmitt Field and Graham Field at Holmes Stadium, including the new Phase III portion of the West Fields Project.

◊ The Plan for Bucknell ◊ Bucknell is a unique national university where liberal arts and professional programs complement each other, where more than 3,500 full-time students are educated for a lifetime of critical thinking and strong leadership. For more than 160 years, the University has remained true to its fundamental purpose: to educate and prepare students for lives that make a difference and have a positive impact on the world.

Enhance Diversity is a commitment to diversity in all its forms within a civil and supportive environment of open exchange to prepare Bucknell graduates to live and work in a globally integrated and intercultural world;

In keeping with that purpose, the University has developed The Plan for Bucknell, which includes its collective vision — “To provide students with the premier undergraduate experience in American higher education.” Students helped shape this vision because of their confidence in the University.

Secure Our Financial Future will secure resources necessary to engage new opportunities, lessen dependence on tuition, and ensure our financial future.

The Plan comprises five strategies: Strengthen the Academic Core aims to ensure that a Bucknell education is challenging and engaging, with openness to new ideas and a culture of innovation; Deepen the Residential Learning Experience will provide a residential learning and living experience that complements the academic program, integrates the athletics and recreation program and promotes personal growth and development and civic and ethical responsibility;

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Build Bridges will bring the world to Bucknell — through visiting scholars and sports teams, international students and alumni, guest speakers, international focus semesters, and electronic communications — and bring Bucknell to the world through strategic partnerships and community engagement activities as well as opportunities for off-campus study and faculty research;

The Plan for Bucknell was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees on April 29, 2006, having previously been approved by the students and faculty. We have begun implementing it and are determined to make it a reality over the next decade. To read the complete version of The Plan for Bucknell or to request a published version, see http://www. bucknell.edu/ThePlanforBucknell

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About Bucknell/Recruiting Information About Bucknell

Bucknell University is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. Our academic programs encompass: • The traditional liberal arts disciplines—arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. • Professional programs in accounting, management, education, engineering, and music. • Preprofessional programs in law and medicine. With more than 3,500 undergraduates and 150 graduate students, we combine the personal attention of a small college with the resources of a large university.

The Campus: Beautiful and centrally located

• More than 100 facilities for learning, living, and recreation. • Recent additions: music building, residence hall, geology/psychology building, engineering building, and athletics center. The new West Fields complex is home to field hockey, women’s lacrosse, and men’s and women’s soccer. • Approximately three hours from Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

◊ Recruiting Information ◊ CALENDAR A typical recruiting calendar for prospective student-athletes in their junior year of high school interested in volleyball would go something like this: ** Spring 2011 — Make unofficial visits to schools of interest. ** September 2011 — Contact head coach Cindy Opalski if Bucknell falls within your top-five list of potential colleges. Send a letter expressing interest in the volleyball program. Include a transcript and any videotape you may have available. Also, the student-athlete should be registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse. See your high school R agin athletics director or guidance counselor for J a ck son information. ’1 3 ** Late Summer 2011 — Head coach Cindy Opalski will be in contact regarding the student-athlete’s interest and possible visit date. The student-athlete and family should file CSS Financial Aid Profile Form. See your college guidance counselor for information. ** November 15, 2011 — Deadline for Admissions Early Decision I and Financial Aid applications for Early Decision I candidates. ** Late December, 2011 — Target date for Admissions letters to go out for Early Decision I candidates. ** January 1, 2011 — Deadline for Admissions Regular Decision and Early Decision II. Deadline for Financial Aid applications for Regular Decision and Early Decision II candidates. ** Late January, 2012 — Target date for Admissions decision letters to go out for Early Decision II candidates. ** Late March, 2012 — Target date for Admissions decision letters to go out for Regular Decision candidates. ** Mid-April, 2012 — Target date for open house weekend for all accepted applicants. ** May 1, 2012 — Deadline for securing spot in class of 2015 with deposit. EARLY DECISION Students who are absolutely, 100% confident Bucknell is their top college choice are encouraged to apply during the Early Decision process. Advantages are that you’ll have an Admissions decision prior to Christmas and all students accepted during the early decision process are guaranteed financial aid for which they qualify.

Academics: Broad opportunities to learn

• More than 50 majors leading to bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of engineering, bachelor of science in education, bachelor of science in business administration, or bachelor of music. • Arts & Sciences Departments and Programs: Animal Behavior, Art and Art History, Astronomy, Biology, Cell Biology/Biochemistry, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, French, Geography, Geology, German History, Humanitities, International Relations, Latin American Studies, Management, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics and Astronomy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Russian, Sociology and Anthropology, Spanish, Theatre and Dance, Women’s and Gender Studies. • Engineering Departments: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer Science, Electrical, Mechanical.

The Faculty: Focused on the students • • • •

More than 330 full-time faculty. 95% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Undergraduate learning is highest priority. Faculty members are active scholars who conduct research, produce creative works, and publish their findings, often in collaboration with students.

Undergraduate Research: Hands-on learning

• Students conduct research in the lab and off campus in conjunction with faculty mentors. • High degree of independence. • Great preparation for graduate school and career.

Campus Life: Never a dull moment

• Learning outside of class: academically oriented student organizations, guest lecturers, campus publications, concerts, art exhibitions, theatre, trips off campus, and more. • More than 150 student-run organizations to suit nearly every interest, from a capella singing to Zen Buddhist meditation. • Volunteer and service projects on- and off-campus, including abroad. • 13 fraternities and 8 sororities. • Diverse religious life programs. • Athletics: varsity intercollegiate program, club sports for both men and women, and intramural programs.

Residential Colleges: Housing options with an academic twist

• Seven themed programs open to first-year students: arts, environment, global, humanities, language and culture, social justice, and society and technology. • Students take a course together, live together, and participate in out-ofclass activities such as informal discussions, guest lectures, and off-campus trips.

Career Services: Preparation for the future

• Full-or part-time internships at companies, non-profits, or governmental agencies. • Resume writing and interviewing guidance. • Two-day job shadowing externships. • On-campus employment expos and off-campus networking nights.

Visit Campus: See Bucknell for yourself

• Tours are offered five times daily on weekdays and three times on Saturdays. • No appointment is necessary for tours; other options may require reservations. • Please go to www.bucknell.edu/admissions/calendar or call (570) 5771101 for more information about visit options. • See award-winning virtual tour at http://community.bucknell.edu.

VERBAL COMMITMENTS Verbal commitments help to solidify a quality recruiting class for Bison Volleyball by the end of the first semester.

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