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KEY PHONE NUMBERS President’s Office............................ 724.938.4400 Admissions........................................ 724.938.4404 Alumni Relations.............................. 724.938.4418 Athletic Office................................. 724.938.4351 Bookstore......................................... 724.938.4324 Equipment Manager...................... 724.938.5927 Financial Aid.................................... 724.938.4415 Volleyball Office.............................. 724.938.5876 Sports Information........................... 724.938.4552

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ABOUT CAL U

The mission of intercollegiate athletics at California University of Pennsylvania is to provide student-athletes opportunities to participate in a comprehensive program of athletic competition.

HISTORY

CREDITS Cal U’s 2010 Volleyball Media Guide has been written and edited by Information Director Matthew Kifer and Graduate Assistant Sean King to assist in covering California University volleyball in the 2010 season. Design and layout by Assistant Sports Information Director Beth Ann Conway. Photos by Greg Sofranko, Stephen Bates and SAI Photographers. Printing by Heeter Direct. Contents of this guide will be supplemented during the season by the Sports Information Office per request. All requests for additional information, including photographs, game accommodations and press passes, should be forwarded to the Sports Information Office.

FAST FACTS ABOUT CAL U Location......................................... California, Pa. Founded..........................................................1852 Enrollment......................................................9,017 Nickname..................................................Vulcans Colors................................................. Black & Red President........................... Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. V.P./Student Development....... Dr. Lenora Angelone Assoc. V.P./Athletic Development........ Frank Bauer Athletic Director....................... Dr. Thomas Pucci Assoc. AD/SWA.......................... Dr. Karen Hjerpe Faculty Athletic Rep........ Dr. William Biddington Sports Information Director.......... Matthew Kifer Athletic Admin. Assistant.............. Carolyn Tardd Director Athletic Facilities/Services..........Ed Whited Facility.................................................. Hamer Hall Affiliations.................................... NCAA Division II .Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Website..............................www.calvulcans.com

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Head Coach............................Stephanie Burner Record at Cal U.............................. 76-8, 3rd year Career Record............................... 76-8, 3rd year Alma Mater................................... Edinboro, 2003 Volleyball Office Phone...................724.938.5876 E-mail........................................ burner@calu.edu Assistant Coach............................ Ashley Walton Alma Mater................................... Edinboro, 2004 E-mail........................................walton@calu.edu

Cal U won the NCAA Atlantic Regional and PSAC Championships for the third-consecutive year in 2009.

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Quick Facts...........................................................2 Schedule...............................................................3 Roster.....................................................................4 Season Outlook....................................................5 Head Coach........................................................6 Assistant Coaches................................................7 Senior Profiles........................................................8 Returning Players................................................10 Newcomers.........................................................15 2009 Review........................................................16 2009 Results.........................................................17 2009 Statistics......................................................18 Academics.........................................................19 Through the Years...............................................20 Coaching Records.............................................21 Single-Season Records......................................22 Career Records..................................................23 All-Time Honors...................................................24 PSAC Honors.......................................................25 PSAC....................................................................26 PSAC Post-Season..............................................27 President Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr.......................28 Administration.....................................................29 University Profile..................................................30 Facilities...............................................................32

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The Vulcans have made six-consecutive appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

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REGIONAL NEWSPAPERS Herald Standard 8-18 East Church St., Uniontown, Pa. 15401 724.439.7500 www.heraldstandard.com Observer-Reporter 122 South Main St., Washington, Pa. 15301 724.222.2200 www.observer-reporter.com

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 34 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222 412.263.1100 www.post-gazette.com

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Pittsburgh Tribune-Review D. L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale St., 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212 412.320.6460 www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib

Pam Artman............ Coord. for Ath. Operations Dr. Wm. Biddington..................Faculty Ath. Rep. Beth Ann Conway.............................Assistant SID Travis Eisentrout.......Athletic Events Coordinator Ben Hilborn......................... Equipment Manager Matthew Kifer.......... Sports Information Director Matt Luckhardt............ Director Ath. Fundraising Annie Malkowiak......... Director Ath. Fundraising Tony McGrew........................ Academic Advisor Brian Oddi................ Director Ath. Performance Ron Sealy...Facilities Manager - Roadman Park Bob Sepesy..... Strength & Conditioning Coach Carolyn Tardd............Admin. Assist. for Athletics Ross Vecchio................ Director Ath. Fundraising Dr. Jamie Weary................ Director Ath. Training Ed Whited....... Director Facilities & Ath. Services 2010-11 CAL U HEAD COACHES Baseball..............................................Mike Conte Men’s Basketball................................... Bill Brown Women’s Basketball....................... Mark Swasey Cheerleading/Dance.....................Marcia Boyd M/W Cross Country................... Daniel Caulfield Football....................................... John Luckhardt Men’s Golf.................................... Peter Coughlin Women’s Golf...............................MerriLyn Gibbs Men’s Soccer.................................Dennis Laskey Women’s Soccer.................................... Al Alvine Softball..........................................Rick Bertagnolli Swimming.............................................. Ed Denny Tennis...........................................Pablo Montana M/W Track & Field......................Roger Kingdom Volleyball.................................. Stephanie Burner

The Valley Independent Eastgate 19, Monessen, Pa. 15062 724.684.5200 www.pittsburghlive.com/x/valleyindependent

Mailing Address: 250 University Avenue California, Pa. 15419 www.calu.edu www.calvulcans.com

Cal U won its third-consecutive NCAA Regional Championship last year with a 3-1 (25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22) win over Lock Haven in the championship match.

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SCHEDULE

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GANNON* @ Wheeling Jesuit vs. West Chester* (@ Slippery Rock) vs. Cheyney* (@ Slippery Rock) vs. Kutztown* (@ Slippery Rock) @ Shepherd @ Mercyhurst* @ Edinboro* JUNIATA (Pa.) SLIPPERY ROCK* CLARION* @ Indiana (Pa.)* @ Gannon*

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NOVEMBER Wed. Fri. Sat. Tues.-Sat. Thur.-Sat.

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ASHLAND EDINBORO* MERCYHURST* PSAC Tournament NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament

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NCAA Championship Tournament (@ Louisville, Ky.)

All dates and times are subject to change HOME MATCHES IN ALL CAPS * - PSAC match ! - matches played in Lynn (Fla.) Invitational in Boca Raton, Fla. % - matches played in Northern Kentucky Tournament in Highland Heights, Ky.

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vs. Rollins (Fla.)! vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs! vs. Lewis (Ill.)! @ Lynn (Fla.)! FINDLAY (Ohio) vs. Bellarmine (Ky.)% @ Northern Kentucky% vs. Wisconsin-Parkside% vs. Shippensburg* (@ East Stroudsburg) @ East Stroudsburg* @ Lock Haven* vs. Millersville* (@ Lock Haven) ALDERSON-BROADDUS @ Clarion* @ Slippery Rock* INDIANA (Pa.)*

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No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown/High School

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Abbey Freund

Fr.

S

5-8

Cottage Grove, Wis./Monona Grove

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Chelsea Wilson

So. (R)

MH

5-9

Bellwood, Pa./Bellwood Antis

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Kelly Fromknecht

So. (R)

S/RS

6-0

Erie, Pa./McDowell

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Megan Casey

Fr.

L/DS

5-8

Newtown, Conn./Newtown

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Molly Delaney

Fr.

OH

6-0

Carmel, Ind./Westfield

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Sara McMullen

Jr.

L/DS

5-5

State College, Pa./State College

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Gaby Follmer

Fr.

MH

6-2

St. Louis, Mo./Timberland

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Ana Almeida

So.

OH

6-0

Belo Horizonte, Brazil/Colegio Promove

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Kortney Eshleman

Jr.

S

5-8

Greencastle, Pa./Greencastle

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Arica Smith

Sr.

L/DS

5-2

Mansfield, Pa./Mansfield

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Julie Paronish

Sr.

L/DS

5-7

Hastings, Pa./Northern Cambria

14

Meghan Franz

So.

MH

5-11

15

Bridget Bielich

Jr.

RS/MH

6-1

16

Brandy Harris

So.

OH

5-8

Bedford, Pa./Bedford

17

Katya Kopanarova

Jr.

RS/OH

6-0

Sofia, Bulgaria/81 Victor Hugo

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Niki Keno

So.

OH/RS

5-8

Connellsville, Pa./Connellsville

Cranberry Twp., Pa./Seneca Valley Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park

Head Coach: Stephanie Burner (Edinboro, 2003) Cal U Record: 76-8, 3rd Year Overall Record: 76-8, 3rd Year Assistant Coach: Ashley Walton (Edinboro, 2004) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Renata da Silva (California (Pa.), 2010)

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Senior Arica Smith

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Senior Julie Paronish

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“Megan did a great job on the block last year and we will look to her to add a great deal to our offense this season.” Kelly Fromknecht, a setter and right-side hitter, “has the ability to challenge for the starting spot as a setter and on the right side,” said Burner. Ana Almeida, a native of Brazil, has adjusted to the culture and new environment and hopes to play a bigger role for the Vulcans. “Ana is one of our smartest players and contributes to the ball control aspect on the court,” believes Burner. Two sophomores that Burner think are exciting players and have grown a lot since last season are Brandy Harris and Niki Keno. “It’s been impressive to see how much they have improved,” said Burner. The most improved player in the spring was Chelsea Wilson. Burner says, “She will challenge for position in the middle and continues to improve as her confidence grows.” Two freshmen Burner expects to come in and challenge for playing time right away are Molly Delaney and Abbey Freund. Both played at prominent levels for their high school and club teams and should be able to adjust quickly to the speed of the college game. “Molly and Abbey have amazing work ethics and strong court personalities,” said Burner. Gaby Follmer is a middle hitter standing over 6-0 that has an extremely high ceiling that Burner believes she can reach. Defensive specialist Megan Casey has a head start on her classmates after enrolling in the spring. The Vulcans open up the season at the Lynn (Fla.) Tournament. “We try to schedule challenging competition early and throughout the year in addition to our conference play,” said Burner. “Improving from the beginning of the season to the end will be imperative for us to reach our ultimate goals for this season.”

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Cal U has amassed a record of 111-12 with appearances in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals in each of the past three seasons. Over that same time period the program has won the PSAC title, as well as the NCAA Atlantic Regional each year. Last season, the team finished with a 36-6 overall record and 19-0 mark in PSAC play while also having three players selected to various All-America lists. Despite having graduated four starters from last year’s team, the goals and expectations for 2010 remain the same. “This situation provides an exciting opportunity for our talented, but young, underclassman to step up and earn playing time,” said thirdyear head coach Stephanie Burner. “The hard part to replace is the leadership.” The 2010 edition of Cal U volleyball has a small senior class with only two on the roster: Julie Paronish and Arica Smith. Paronish started at libero last year and defensive specialist the year before. “Julie adds a lot to our communication and leadership on the court,” said Burner. “Arica’s experience is valuable whether she is on the court or on the sideline, as she is able to point things out to her teammates.” The junior class has four players, but provides an experienced group. Bridget Bielich has started at middle hitter each of her first two seasons with the program. “Bridget had a great season for us last year and was one of our strongest players in the post-season,” said Burner. Also back in the junior class is Sara McMullen, a libero/defensive specialist. “Sara is a fast, athletic player with strong technique who will challenge for time at libero,” said Burner. Setter Kortney Eshleman returns for her junior season after filling in last season when the starting setter was injured. “Kortney played against some of the toughest competition on our schedule last year and that experience will help her this season.” The newest member of the junior class is Katya Kopanarova, a transfer from Casper College (Wyo.) originally from Bulgaria. “Katya adds consistency and intelligence to the court.” With eleven sophomores and freshmen on the roster, there will be young, inexperienced players that will have great opportunity to see significant playing time and continue the winning tradition of Cal U volleyball. Meghan Franz was a starter at middle hitter last season and has extensive court experience.

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STEPHANIE BURNER Third Year at Cal U burner@calu.edu In her first two seasons as head coach, Stephanie Burner has guided the California University of Pennsylvania volleyball team to the most wins in school history and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Quarterfinals. She enters her third season as head coach of the Vulcans in 2010 with an impressive 76-8 career record (.905). Burner has led the Vulcans to a third-consecutive Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships. In her short time with the program, she has coached three-time American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American setter Renata da Silva and three-time Daktronics Atlantic Region Player of the Year outside hitter Joanna Nist. da Silva, who is now a volunteer assistant with the Vulcans, became the program’s first-ever ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in 2009. Despite being only in her third season with the program, Burner is quite familiar with the PSAC as she was a four-year starter at rival Edinboro (1999-2002). During her playing career, the Fighting Scots posted an 87-41 overall record (.680) and earned four NCAA Tournament berths, highlighted by a quarterfinals appearance during her senior season. A native of Pittsburgh, Burner started her coaching career at Bellwood Antis High School and led the team to two-straight Mountain Conference titles and a 41-6 record in two seasons. The Blue Devils also advanced to the PIAA state playoffs for the first time in school history in 2004 before repeating the feat in 2005. The following year, Burner accepted an assistant coaching position with the University of North Alabama and helped guide the Lions to an appearance in the National Championship match. After starting the season 7-5, UNA

mounted a 28-match win streak to advance to the title game after winning the Gulf South Conference and South Central Regional Tournaments. Burner served as the Lions’ recruiting coordinator and worked with the team’s defensive players and outside hitters. During her collegiate career, Burner was a record-setting outside hitter while playing for Edinboro. She helped the Fighting Scots post three 20-win seasons and advance to the PSAC Championship match in four-consecutive years. During her junior season, she established a then-school record for digs with 565 and was named a Daktronics Second-Team All-American as Edinboro won its second PSAC Tournament title in four years. As a senior captain, Burner broke her own school record by recording 568 digs to help the Fighting Scots advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals and post a 26-9 overall record. She earned All-PSAC West First-Team and All-Atlantic Region honors after finishing her career with the then-school record 1,707 career digs. The Upper St. Clair High School graduate now ranks second in Edinboro history in career digs. She also is among the school’s all-time leaders in total attempts (2,658) and games played (455). In the 2006-07 academic year, Burner was named to the Edinboro all-time volleyball team.

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ASSISTANT COACHES Third Year at Cal U walton@calu.edu

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record 634 kills in 2003 as Edinboro posted a 2612 overall record. For her efforts, she was named the PSAC West Athlete of the Year and an AVCA Third-Team All-American. The only AVCA All-American in program history, Walton helped Edinboro post a 91-42 overall record (.684) in her four seasons and the Fighting Scots advanced to the NCAA Tournament in all four years. Walton was a four-time All-PSAC West selection, including a three-time, first-team honoree. After earning her bachelor of science degree in Health and Physical Education, Walton started her coaching career at Littlestown High School in Littlestown, Pa. After two years working with the girls’ junior varsity volleyball program, she accepted the varsity head-coaching responsibility with the Thunderbolts in 2006. A native of Manchester, Pa., Walton also was a volunteer coach at the West Shore YMCA, where she worked with an under-16 club volleyball team. Walton, like Burner, was one of 15 former Fighting Scots named to Edinboro’s all-time volleyball team.

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Ashley Walton is in her third season as an assistant coach with the Vulcans, but is certainly no stranger to volleyball in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Walton was a two-time All-American and teammate of head coach Stephanie Burner at rival Edinboro. Walton finished her career with the Fighting Scots (2000-03) as the school’s all-time leader with 1,906 career kills and ranks among the top players in school history with 403 total blocks and 466 games played. She made an immediate impact with Edinboro, earning PSAC West Rookie of the Year and Atlantic Region Freshman of the Year honors after the Fighting Scots advanced to the PSAC Championship match and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. A middle hitter, she helped lead Edinboro to the 2001 PSAC Championship and another NCAA Tournament appearance. As a junior, Walton earned AVCA Third-Team All-America honors after leading the team with 462 kills and 96 blocks as the Fighting Scots advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the first time since 1998. Walton then registered a single-season school

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RENATA da SILVA first-ever American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-American as a sophomore before earning the honor in both of her last two seasons. Last year, she also was the first volleyball player in school history to be selected an ESPN The Magazine Academic AllAmerican. da Silva graduated in May 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in international business and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration.

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Following her All-American playing career with the Vulcans, Renata da Silva joins the California University of Pennsylvania coaching staff in 2010 as a volunteer assistant. da Silva was the setter for Cal U on three-straight Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) and NCAA Atlantic Regional Championship teams from 2007-09. In each of her last two seasons, she led the PSAC in assists en route to establishing a new all-time school record with 5,507 assists. A native of Brazil, da Silva was the program’s

HISTORY

Volunteer Assistant

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JULIE PARONISH

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HASTINGS, PA.

Senior 5-7, Libero/Def. Specialist Major: Biology

Year 2007 2008 2009 Career

G 20 136 137 293

K 1 9 2 12

Att% -.200 .079 -.130 -.015

Ast 1 29 34 64

2009: Played in 137 games in 40 matches ... led team and ranked ninth in the PSAC in digs ... also finished second on the team in service aces ... recorded 13 digs and four aces against Quincy ... posted 12 digs and season-high five service aces at Ferris State ... collected 23 digs against Winona State ... finished with 17 digs and three aces at Lewis ... tallied 15 digs and three service aces at West Chester ... registered a career-high 35 digs at IUP ... posted 20 digs at Juniata ... totaled 26 digs at Edinboro ... finished with 30 digs at Ashland ... recorded 16 digs and two aces against Gannon in PSAC Tournament ... collected 27 digs and four service aces against Wheeling Jesuit in NCAA Tournament ... finished with 22 digs and three aces versus Lock Haven in NCAA Tournament ... posted 25 digs against West Texas A&M in NCAA Quarterfinals ... 2008: Appeared in 136 games in 41 matches ... finished third on the team in digs ... also ranked fourth on the squad in service aces ... had eight matches with double-digit digs ... finished with 11 digs versus Barry ... registered season-high 15 digs against Hillsdale ... posted season-high five service aces versus Wayne State ... collected four service aces against Bluefield State ... had 12 digs at Slippery Rock ... also finished with 13 digs against Millersville ... collected 11 digs versus Shippensburg ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) ... 2007: Played in 20 games in 14 matches ... finished with season-high six digs against Cheyney ... also had three digs against West Virginia State, East Stroudsburg and Virginia Union ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2007-08)

Aces 1 37 52 90

Dig 21 300 601 922

BS - - - -

BA - - - -

TB -

On A Personal Note: Born June 23, 1989 ... Daughter of Roland and Maria Paronish

Senior Julie Paronish is one of only two players in school history with 600-plus digs in a season.

High School: Played at Northern Cambria High School ... captain, first-team all-state, first-team all-district, all-state tournament team, member of PIAA state championship team ... Class President, High Honors, National Honor Society

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ARICA SMITH MANSFIELD, PA.

Senior 5-2, Libero/Def. Specialist Major: Biology

G 12 9 43 64

K - - 1 1

Att% - - .000 .000

Ast - - - -

Aces 14 1 6 21

Dig 11 4 54 69

BS - - - -

BA - - 1 1

TB 1 1

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Year 2007 2008 2009 Career

Arica Smith appeared in a career-high 43 games last year.

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On A Personal Note: Born June 11, 1988 ... Daughter of Randy and Holli Smith

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High School: Played at Mansfield High School ... all-district

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2009: Played in 43 games in 22 matches ... collected two service aces, two digs and one block at North Alabama ... set career high with 10 digs at Lewis ... collected six digs at Ashland ... tallied four digs against Lock Haven ... registered four digs versus Shippensburg ... posted six digs at Mercyhurst ... finished with a kill and dig against Chowan in NCAA Tournament ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009) ... 2008: Appeared in nine matches, playing in nine sets ... set season high with three digs against Edinboro ... 2007: Played in 12 games in eight matches ... had three digs and three service aces against Virginia Union ... posted three digs versus Stone Hill ... finished with three service aces against Ohio Valley ... established career high with six service aces against Cheyney ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2007-08) ... 2006: Redshirted

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ANA ALMEIDA

BRIDGET BIELICH

Sophomore 6-0, Outside Hitter Major: Gerontology

Junior 6-1, RS/Middle Hitter Major: Sport Management

BELO HORIZONTE, BRAZIL

Year 2009

G 29

K Att% 17 .484

Ast Aces 4 12

Dig 38

BS 1

BA -

High School: Attended Colegio Promove High School On A Personal Note: Born June 7, 1989 ... Daughter of Ronan and Idalina Almeida

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TB 1

2009: Appeared in 19 matches, playing in 29 games ... set season high with 10 kills on 12 attempts and four service aces against Cheyney ... collected three aces and seven digs at Gannon ... finished with a season-best 11 digs and three service aces at Findlay ... posted six digs against Slippery Rock ... PSAC ScholarAthlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

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BETHEL PARK, PA.

Year G 2008 114 2009 134 Career 248

K Att% 214 .349 349 .349 563 .349

Ast Aces 22 - 27 - 49 -

Dig 51 49 100

BS BA TB 8 72 80 7 64 71 15 136 151

2009: AVCA All-Region ... All-PSAC West SecondTeam ... NCAA Atlantic Region All-Tournament Team ... appeared in 134 games in 41 matches ... led team and ranked third in PSAC in hitting percentage ... finished third on team in kills and blocks ... registered a career-high 20 kills against Saginaw Valley ... totaled a career-high six digs at North Alabama ... set season-best .625 hitting percentage with five kills on eight attempts versus East Stroudsburg ... finished with 12 kills and four blocks against Lock Haven ... posted 14 kills and three blocks versus Mercyhurst ... collected 15 kills at Juniata ... recorded four blocks at Ashland ... equaled career high of 20 kills versus Wheeling Jesuit in NCAA Tournament ... collected 13 kills and two blocks against Lock Haven in NCAA Tournament ... posted 17 kills against West Texas A&M in NCAA Quarterfinals ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: All-PSAC West Second-Team ... appeared in 114 games in 39 matches ... ranked second on the team and fourth in the PSAC in hitting percentage ... set season high with 12 kills and six blocks versus Bellarmine ... equaled season high with 12 kills against IUP ... posted 10 kills and six blocks at West Chester ... set career-best .833 hitting percentage with five kills on six attempts at IUP ... finished with five blocks against Lock Haven in PSAC Tournament ... had career-high three assists versus Wheeling Jesuit in NCAA Tournament ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Played at Bethel Park High School ... four-year letterman, all-state, two-time AllWPIAL, two-time first-team all-section

Junior Bridget Bielich has earned All-PSAC honors in each of the last two years.

On A Personal Note: Born Sept. 9, 1989 ... Daughter of John and Mary Pat Bielich

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KORTNEY ESHLEMAN

MEGHAN FRANZ

Junior 5-8, Setter Major: Art

Sophomore 5-11, Middle Hitter Major: Pre-Education

GREENCASTLE, PA.

K Att% 3 .750 33 .111 36 .134

Ast Aces 21 - 433 17 454 17

Dig 7 90 97

BS - 2 2

BA - 14 14

TB 16 16

G K Att% 134 175 .249

Ast Aces 15 1

Dig 27

BS BA TB 9 86 95

2009: Appeared in 134 games in 41 matches ... finished second on the team in blocks ... tallied four kills, four blocks and a season-high three assists versus Quincy ... collected six kills, four blocks and three digs against Saginaw Valley ... posted a season-best .684 hitting percentage behind a season-high 13 kills on 19 attempts at Northern Kentucky ... posted eight kills versus Indianapolis ... finished with five blocks against Gannon ... registered seven kills and three assists versus Edinboro ... posted a season-high six blocks at Clarion ... finished with eight kills and four blocks at IUP ... totaled seven kills and five blocks against IUP ... collected six kills, five blocks and three digs at Ashland ... recorded three kills and four blocks against Wheeling Jesuit in NCAA Tournament ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

On A Personal Note: Born March 20, 1990 ... Daughter of Rod and Kim Eshleman

On A Personal Note: Born March 22, 1991 ... Daughter of Mark and Colleen Franz

HISTORY

Kortney Eshleman registered her first career double-double this season.

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High School: Played at Greencastle High School ... first-team all-conference, conference MVP

High School: Played at Seneca Valley High School ... three-year letterman, all-state, twotime All-WPIAL, two-time first-team all-section, member of two section championship teams ... National Honor Society, four-time recipient of the President’s Award, Teens n’ Tots Club

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2009: Appeared in 64 games in 23 matches ... finished with 35 assists against Indianapolis ... established career high with 53 assists and totaled six kills, seven digs and three service aces at North Alabama ... finished with two aces and a career-high three blocks versus Christian Brothers ... posted 35 assists and six digs against Northern Kentucky ... finished with 31 assists and career-high four service aces versus Glenville State ... collected 38 assists against Winona State ... registered first career doubledouble with 34 assists and a career-high 10 digs at Lewis ... posted 29 assists with eight digs and two aces versus East Stroudsburg ... totaled 46 assists against Lock Haven ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Appeared in four matches, playing in nine games ... set season high with 19 assists against Bluefield State ... set season best with five digs at Clarion ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2009)

Year 2009

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Year G 2008 9 2009 64 Career 73

CRANBERRY TWP., PA.

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Meghan Franz was the only freshman starter for the Vulcans in 2009.

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KELLY FROMKNECHT

BRANDY HARRIS

Sophomore 6-0, Setter/RS Hitter Major: Sport Management

Sophomore 5-8, Outside Hitter Major: Sport Management

ERIE, PA.

Year 2009

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G 6

K Att% 1 -.333

Ast Aces 10 -

Dig 5

BS -

BA 2

TB 2

2009: Appeared in four matches, playing six games ... posted season highs with one kill, two digs and seven assists versus Winona State ... finished with three assists and two digs against Cheyney ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2010) ... 2008: Redshirted ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (200809) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Played at McDowell High School ... four-year letterman, two-year captain, first-team all-state, two-time regional player of the year, three-time first-team all-district ... Honor Roll, Key Club

Year 2009

G 18

K Att% 41 .405

Ast Aces - -

Dig 15

BS 1

TB 7

High School: Played at Bedford High School ... four-year letterman, two-time all-state, threetime all-conference, holds school records for kills and blocks ... Basketball, Track & Field ... High Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook On A Personal Note: Born April 16, 1991 ... Daughter of William and Carolyn Harris

Kelly Fromknecht is a two-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

Harris played in 15 matches as a freshman last year.

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BA 6

2009: Appeared in 18 games in 15 matches ... finished with five kills and two digs versus Glenville State ... collected seven kills against Illinois Institute of Technology ... registered five kills and season-high two blocks versus Millersville ... posted a perfect 1.000 hitting percentage behind a season-high eight kills on eight attempts against Cheyney ... finished with four kills versus Slippery Rock ... posted two kills against Chowan in NCAA Tournament ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Spring 2010)

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On A Personal Note: Born May 22, 1990 ... Daughter of Ken and Laura Fromknecht

BEDFORD, PA.

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NIKI KENO

SARA McMULLEN

Sophomore 5-8, Outside/RS Hitter Major: Pre-Education

Junior 5-5, Libero/Def. Spec. Major: Sport Management

STATE COLLEGE, PA.

CONNELLSVILLE, PA.

G 9

K Att% 9 .107

Ast Aces - 2

Dig 3

BS -

BA 3

TB 3

2009: Appeared in seven matches, playing nine games ... posted season-high two kills with one dig and one block against Millersville ... collected two kills and season-best two service aces versus Cheyney ... finished with one kill against Chowan in NCAA Tournament ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010)

On A Personal Note: Born Aug. 20, 1991 ... Daughter of Steven and Kelly Keno

K Att% - - 5 .083 5 .083

Ast Aces - 1 21 53 21 54

Dig 4 240 244

BS - - -

BA - - -

TB -

High School: Played at State College High School ... four-year letterman, captain, two-time first-team all-state, two-time all-district, two-time all-conference ... High Honor Roll

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2009: Appeared in 116 games in 38 matches ... led team and ranked ninth in the PSAC in service aces ... set career high with 20 digs against Quincy ... collected 12 digs against Saginaw Valley ... posted 12 digs against Indianapolis ... set career high with four service aces versus Northern Kentucky ... also finished with four aces against Glenville State ... tied career-best mark of 20 digs versus Winona State ... finished with 11 digs at Findlay ... tallied four aces at Kutztown ... posted 11 digs versus Gannon in PSAC Tournament ... collected eight digs and four service aces against Lock Haven in NCAA Tournament ... tallied nine digs versus West Texas A&M in NCAA Quarterfinals ... PSAC ScholarAthlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Appeared in five matches, playing in six games ... had season-high three digs against Bluefield State ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2008-09) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009)

PLAYERS

High School: Played at Connellsville High School ... all-state, first-team All-WPIAL, all-county ... Choir, National Honor Society, Student Council

Year G 2008 6 2009 116 Career 122

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On A Personal Note: Born Nov. 11, 1989 ... Daughter of Craig and Ruth McMullen

HISTORY

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

Last year, junior Sara McMullen posted 53 service aces the third-highest total in school history.

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CHELSEA WILSON BELLWOOD, PA.

Sophomore 5-9, Middle Hitter Major: Graphics & Multimedia

2009 REVIEW

HISTORY

Year 2009

G 6

K Att% 6 .429

Ast Aces - 2

Dig 1

BS -

BA -

TB -

2009: Appeared in four matches, playing six games ... posted one kill and service ace against Glenville State ... registered a season-high five kills with one ace and one dig versus Cheyney ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (2009-10) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2009, Spring 2010) ... 2008: Redshirted ... PSAC Scholar-Athlete (200809) ... member of Cal U AD Honor Roll (Fall 2008, Spring 2009) High School: Played at Bellwood Antis High School ... three-year letterman, two-time firstteam all-state, two-time first-team all-district, two-time first-team all-conference, On A Personal Note: Born Nov. 13, 1989 ... Daughter of Ron and Wendy Wilson

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PLAYERS

Chelsea Wilson is a two-time PSAC Scholar-Athlete.

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NEWCOMERS 1

MEGAN CASEY

ABBEY FREUND

Freshman 5-7, Def. Specialist Major: General Studies

Freshman 5-8, Setter Major: Comm. Disorders

NEWTOWN, CONN.

On A Personal Note: Born Oct. 26, 1991 ... Daughter of Brian and Monica Casey

High School: Played at Monona Grove High School ... four-year letterman, three-year captain, three-time first-team all-conference, three-time Team MVP, holds school records for most assists and digs ... Track & Field ... Homecoming Queen, HOSA, National Honor Society On A Personal Note: Born Aug. 13, 1992 ... Daughter of Dale and Sally Freund

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MOLLY DELANEY

KATYA KOPANAROVA

Freshman 6-0, Outside Hitter Major: Comm. Disorders

Junior 6-0, RS/Outside Hitter Major: Sport Management

CARMEL, IND.

On A Personal Note: Born April 10, 1992 ... Daughter of James and Mary Delaney

Transfer from Casper (Wyo.) ... played two seasons for the Thunderbirds (2008-09) High School: Played at 81 Victor Hugo On A Personal Note: Born April 4, 1989 ... Daughter of Ivan and Jordauka Kopanarova

GABY FOLLMER

HISTORY

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High School: Played at Westfield High School ... two-time all-conference, All-North ... National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Step-Up Club

SOFIA, BULGARIA

PLAYERS

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COACHING STAFF

High School: Played at Newton High School ... four-year letterman, two-year captain, four-time all-area, four-time all-conference, two-time allstate, Connecticut Senior All-Star, Senior All-Star MVP

COTTAGE GROVE, WIS.

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ST. LOUIS, MO.

High School: Played at Timberland High School ... second-team all-district, best sportsmanship, most improved ... Basketball On A Personal Note: Born Oct. 14, 1991 ... Daughter of John and Patty Follmer

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

Freshman 6-2, Middle Hitter Major: Geography

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PLAYERS

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HISTORY

ABOUT CAL U

In her first year as a starter, junior libero Julie Paronish anchored the defense with 601 digs, which ranks third in single-season school history. Seniors Ashley Moore and Nist both posted over 450 digs in 2009 with Nist registering 21 kill/dig double-doubles in her final season with the Vulcans. Cal U finished the year ranked in the final AVCA Top 25 poll for the third-straight year, ranking No. 23 after entering the NCAA Tournament unranked.

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For the only the third time in school history (all sports), California University of Pennsylvania completed the rare triple three-peat in volleyball during the 2009 season after winning the PSAC West crown, PSAC Tournament title and NCAA Atlantic Regional championship. Anchored by the play of four veteran senior leaders, the Vulcans finished the season with a 36-6 overall record and a school-record 19 wins in PSAC play. Senior setter Renata da Silva was selected an AVCA All-American for the third-straight year after ranking ninth in the country with 11.49 assists per set. She was also chosen as the PSAC Tournament MVP for a consecutive season and became the first ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American in program history. For her career, da Silva finished with an astounding record of 5,507 assists considering she is the only player in school history with 4,000-plus career assists. Outside hitter Joanna Nist also closed her record-setting career in 2009. She was named the PSAC West Player of the Year after finishing her career as the school’s all-time leader in kills, service aces and sets played. Nist was also named the Daktronics Atlantic Regional Player of the Year for the third-straight year. Senior middle hitter Ludmila Amaral earned All-America Honorable Mention from Daktronics and AllPSAC West First-Team laurels after she finished the year among the conference leaders in hitting percentage and blocks. Sophomore Bridget Bielich received All-PSAC West Second-Team accolades after averaging 2.60 kills on a team-best .349 hitting percentage, which ranked third in the league.

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2009 RESULTS vs. Northwood^

W 3-0

25-14, 25-18, 25-21

08/29/09

vs. Saginaw Valley^

L 2-3

25-14, 20-25, 24-26, 25-17, 13-15

08/29/09

at Ferris State^

W 3-1

25-16, 27-25, 22-25, 25-12

09/04/09

vs. #20 Indianapolis%

L 0-3

16-25, 23-25, 23-25

09/04/09

at North Alabama%

W 3-2

22-25, 25-18, 25-21, 18-25, 15-11

09/05/09

vs. Christian Brothers%

W 3-0

25-19, 25-16, 25-12

09/05/09

vs. Northern Kentucky%

W 3-1

25-23, 25-20, 16-25, 25-20

09/09/09

GLENVILLE STATE

W 3-0

25-10, 25-10, 25-13

09/11/09

vs. Winona State!

W 3-1

25-21, 25-17, 11-25, 25-23

09/11/09

at #20 Lewis!

L 2-3

18-25, 13-25, 25-21, 26-24, 11-15

09/12/09

vs. Illinois Inst. Tech.!

W 3-0

25-19, 25-11, 25-14

09/18/09

EAST STROUDSBURG*

W 3-0

25-15, 25-13, 25-15

09/18/09

LOCK HAVEN*

W 3-2

25-23, 26-24, 15-25, 23-25, 15-10

09/19/09

MILLERSVILLE*

W 3-0

25-17, 25-11, 25-13

09/19/09

SHIPPENSBURG*

W 3-0

25-21, 25-11, 25-21

09/22/09

WHEELING JESUIT

W 3-0

26-24, 25-17, 26-24

09/25/09

GANNON*

W 3-1

25-27, 25-12, 25-13, 25-12

09/26/09

EDINBORO*

W 3-0

25-18, 25-19, 25-18

10/02/09

at Clarion*

W 3-0

25-18, 25-17, 25-18

10/03/09

at Slippery Rock*

W 3-0

25-19, 25-15, 25-20

10/09/09

at Kutztown*

W 3-0

25-8, 25-14, 27-25

10/10/09

vs Cheyney*

W 3-0

25-3, 25-4, 25-5

10/10/09

at West Chester*

W 3-0

25-20, 25-16, 25-15

10/13/09

at Indiana (Pa.)*

W 3-0

25-12, 27-25, 25-17

10/16/09

MERCYHURST*

W 3-1

22-25, 25-23, 25-16, 25-10

10/20/09

at Juniata

L 1-3

21-25, 30-28, 24-26, 22-25

10/23/09

at Edinboro*

W 3-1

25-18, 23-25, 29-27, 25-23

10/24/09

at Gannon*

W 3-0

25-14, 25-22, 25-16

10/25/09

at Findlay

W 3-0

25-21, 25-20, 25-13

10/30/09

SLIPPERY ROCK*

W 3-0

25-9, 25-13, 25-15

10/31/09

CLARION*

W 3-1

23-25, 25-12, 15-12, 25-18

11/03/09

INDIANA (Pa.)*

W 3-0

25-15, 25-14, 25-13

11/06/09

at Ashland

W 3-2

22-25, 21-25, 25-14, 25-22, 18-16

11/07/09

at Mercyhurst*

W 3-0

25-18, 25-19, 27-25

11/10/09

GANNON#

W 3-1

21-25, 25-15, 25-15, 25-14

11/13/09

vs. Shippensburg#

W 3-0

25-20, 25-8, 25-19

11/14/09

at Lock Haven#

W 3-0

25-21, 26-24, 25-19

11/19/09

CHOWAN$

W 3-0

25-15, 25-15, 25-6

11/20/09

WHEELING JESUIT$

W 3-1

25-23, 22-25, 25-14, 25-23

11/21/09

LOCK HAVEN$

W 3-1

25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22

12/03/09

vs #5 West Texas A&M$

L 1-3

25-21, 22-25, 20-25, 23-25

* - PSAC match ^ - matches played in Ferris State (Mich.) Invitational in Big Rapids, Mich. % - matches played in North Alabama Classic in Florence, Ala. ! - matches played in Lewis (Ill.) Flyer Festival in Romeoville, Ill. # - matches played in PSAC Tournament; $ - matches played in NCAA Tournament

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ABOUT CAL U

08/28/09

HISTORY

25-15, 23-25, 25-10, 25-27, 13-15

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GAME SCORES

L 2-3

PLAYERS

SCORE

vs. Quincy^

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OPPONENT

08/28/09

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2009 STATISTICS No. Name 1 Renata da Silva 2 Chelsea Wilson 3 Kelly Fromknecht 4 Ashley Moore 5 Joanna Nist 6 Sara McMullen 7 Ashley Drier 8 Ludmila Amaral 9 Ana Almeida 10 Kortney Eshleman 11 Arica Smith 12 Julie Paronish 13 Rachel Wagner 14 Meghan Franz 15 Bridget Bielich 16 Brandy Harris 17 Gabie Barlow 19 Niki Keno Totals

-------------ATTEMPTS------------- G K K/G E TA PCT 108 87 0.81 22 214 .304 6 6 1.00 0 14 .429 6 1 0.17 4 9 -.333 147 257 1.75 98 785 .203 145 563 3.88 194 1294 .285 116 5 0.04 3 24 .083 19 23 1.21 12 66 .167 144 389 2.70 96 893 .328 29 17 0.59 2 31 .484 64 33 0.52 21 108 .111 43 1 0.02 1 6 .000 137 2 0.01 5 23 -.130 17 36 2.12 9 75 .360 134 175 1.31 64 445 .249 134 349 2.60 83 763 .349 18 41 2.28 9 79 .405 3 0 0.00 0 0 .000 9 9 1.00 6 28 .107 150 1994 13.29 629 4857 .281

No. Name G 1 Renata da Silva 108 2 Chelsea Wilson 6 3 Kelly Fromknecht 6 4 Ashley Moore 147 5 Joanna Nist 145 6 Sara McMullen 116 7 Ashley Drier 19 8 Ludmila Amaral 144 9 Ana Almeida 29 10 Kortney Eshleman 64 11 Arica Smith 43 12 Julie Paronish 137 13 Rachel Wagner 17 14 Meghan Franz 134 15 Bridget Bielich 134 16 Brandy Harris 18 17 Gabie Barlow 3 19 Niki Keno 9 Totals 150

-------DIG------- RE DIG DIG/G 1 237 2.19 0 1 0.17 0 5 0.83 37 485 3.30 34 463 3.19 24 240 2.07 1 8 0.42 10 147 1.02 2 38 1.31 0 90 1.41 0 54 1.26 40 601 4.39 0 9 0.53 2 27 0.20 1 49 0.37 2 15 0.83 0 4 1.33 0 3 0.33 154 2476 16.51

----SET---- A A/G 1241 11.49 0 0.00 10 1.67 28 0.19 22 0.15 21 0.18 4 0.21 40 0.28 4 0.14 433 6.77 0 0.00 34 0.25 4 0.24 15 0.11 27 0.20 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 1883 12.55

----SERVE---SA SE SA/G 20 17 0.19 2 1 0.33 0 0 0.00 26 59 0.18 43 63 0.30 53 49 0.46 1 1 0.05 24 40 0.17 14 8 0.41 17 14 0.27 6 9 0.14 52 29 0.38 3 0 0.18 1 1 0.01 0 0 1.00 0 1 0.00 5 0 1.67 2 0 0.22 267 293 1.78

------------------BLOCKING------------------BS BA TOTAL B/G BE BHE 9 47 56 0.52 10 3 0 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 2 2 0.33 0 1 7 70 77 0.52 10 0 12 25 37 0.26 10 1 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 9 9 0.47 3 1 26 128 154 1.07 37 0 1 0 1 0.03 0 0 2 14 16 0.25 7 8 0 1 1 0.02 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 3 1 10 11 0.65 2 1 9 86 95 0.71 18 0 7 64 71 0.53 15 3 1 6 7 0.39 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 3 3 0.33 0 0 75 465 307.5 2.05 113 21

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ABOUT CAL U

California (Pa.) Volleyball 2009 California (Pa.) Overall Individual Statistics - All matches

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ACADEMICS

PSAC Scholar-Athletes (Fall 2009 - Spring 2010)

Second Team Derek Fiorenza - Football Laurie Hall - Women’s XC/T&F Gabe Hernandez - Football Alyson Johnson - Softball Third Team Kayleigh Braim - Softball Mike Kalas - Men’s Soccer Nina Kowalski - Tennis Kristen Orrett - Women’s Soccer * indicates First-Team Academic All-American ** indicates Second-Team Academic All-American *** indicates Third-Team Academic All-American

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

Niki Keno

Ana Almeida Bridget Bielich Renata da Silva Meghan Franz Kelly Fromknecht Niki Keno Sara McMullen Ashley Moore Joanna Nist Rachel Wagner Chelsea Wilson

HISTORY

Ana Almeida

First Team Renata da Silva - Volleyball ** Frank Ehrensberger - Men’s T&F/XC Carina Honeygosky - Women’s Soccer Dan Jordan - Football Julie Mackenzie - Softball *** Joanna Nist - Volleyball Sonia Petrosoniak - Softball *** Lauren Shaheen - Softball *

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Meghan Franz Sara McMullen Ashley Moore Joanna Nist Rachel Wagner

PLAYERS

(Fall 2009 - Spring 2010)

ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II Selections

COACHING STAFF

Volleyball Players with Perfect 4.0 GPA

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Cal U student-athletes posted a banner year in athletic competition during the 2009-10 season, five PSAC West titles, four PSAC crowns and two NCAA regional trophies with nine team and 14 individual appearances in NCAA post-season play. The success continued as Cal U finished second in the final standings of the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. In addition to athletic prowess, the Vulcans also excelled in the classroom. A total of 205 Cal U student athletes, representing all sports (fall, winter & spring), were named to the Spring 2010 edition of the Vulcan Athletic Director Honor Roll. For the eighthstraight semester, Cal U athletic programs compiled a cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 or higher. Cal U also featured 16 ESPN The Magazine Academic AllDistrict selections, highlighted by four Academic All-Americans. To be eligible for the academic all-district honor, student-athletes Renata da Silva was the first player must maintain a cumulative 3.20 GPA or higher, reached in program history to be selected an Academic All-American. sophomore athletics and academic standing at their institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s games as a starter or an important reserve with legitimate athletic credentials. In addition, a combined 141 student-athletes from Cal U representing all sports were named Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Scholar-Athletes for the 2009-10 academic year. To be eligible for the academic honor, student-athletes must maintain at least a 3.25 cumulative grade-point average (GPA) while competing in an intercollegiate varsity sport. Cal U ranked sixth among the 16-member conference with 141 scholar-athletes. The volleyball team was among the Vulcan leaders with 11 players earning PSAC Scholar-Athlete status.

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YEAR COACH OVERALL PSAC WEST 1990 Jing Pu 15-20 -- 1991 Jing Pu 35-8 8-2 1992 Jing Pu 36-3 10-0 1993 Karen Fetsko 27-11 7-3 1994 Karen Fetsko 19-16 6-4 1995 Karen Fetsko 15-17 3-7 1996 Karen Fetsko 19-16 3-7 1997 Karen Fetsko 20-20 2-8 1998 Limin Jin 22-8 6-4 1999 Limin Jin 23-12 6-4 2000 Limin Jin 27-11 4-6 2001 Limin Jin 15-19 5-5 2002 Melissa Myers 16-14 2-8 2003 Melissa Myers 19-14 3-7 2004 Melissa Myers 28-7 6-4 2005 Melissa Myers 33-3 8-2 2006 Melissa Myers 30-7 7-3 2007 Melissa Myers 35-4 10-0 2008 Stephanie Burner 40-2 12-0 2009 Stephanie Burner 36-6 19-0

POST-SEASON NOTES --Won PSAC Championship Won PSAC West Championship Won PSAC Championship --------------Advanced to NCAA Champ. semifinals Advanced to NCAA Reg. second round Advanced to NCAA Reg. first round --Advanced to NCAA Reg. Champ match Won PSAC Championship Advanced to NCAA Reg. 1st round Advanced to PSAC Champ. Match Advanced to NCAA Reg. Champ match Won PSAC West Championship Won PSAC Championship Won NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament Advanced to NCAA Quarterfinals Won PSAC West Championship Won PSAC Championship Won NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament Advanced to NCAA Quarterfinals Won PSAC West Championship Won PSAC Championship Won NCAA Atlantic Regional Tournament Advanced to NCAA Quarterfinals

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PLAYERS

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ABOUT CAL U

THROUGH THE YEARS

2009 Championship Program

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Joanna Nist led the PSAC and ranked No. 21 in the nation last season in kills per set.

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COACHING RECORDS Pct. .767 .556 .635 .735 .905 .701

ALL-TIME LEADERS BY PSAC COACHING WINS Name Yrs. Yrs. Record Pct. Melissa Myers 6 2002-07 36-24 .600 Stephanie Burner 2 2008-10 31-0 1.000 Limin Jin 4 1998-01 21-19 .525 Karen Fetsko 5 1993-97 21-29 .420 Jing Pu 3 1991-92 18-2 .900 TOTAL 18 127-74 .632

PLAYERS

CAL U POST-SEASON RECORD Year Coach PSAC NCAA Total 1991 Jing Pu 2-0 --- 2-0 1992 Jing Pu 2-0 --- 2-0 2000 Limin Jin --- 4-1 4-1 2001 Limin Jin --- 1-1 1-1 2002 Melissa Myers --- 0-1 0-1 2004 Melissa Myers --- 2-1 2-1 2005 Melissa Myers 3-0 0-1 3-1 2006 Melissa Myers 2-1 2-1 4-2 2007 Melissa Myers 2-0 3-1 5-1 2008 Stephanie Burner 3-0 3-1 6-1 2009 Stephanie Burner 3-0 3-1 6-1 TOTAL 17-1 18-9 35-10

COACHING STAFF

ALL-TIME LEADERS BY WINNING PERCENTAGE Name Yrs. Yrs. Record Pct. Stephanie Burner 2 2008-10 76-8 .905 Melissa Myers 6 2002-07 161-49 .767 Jing Pu 3 1990-92 86-31 .735 Limin Jin 4 1998-01 87-50 .635 Karen Fetsko 5 1993-97 100-80 .556 TOTAL 20 510-218 .701

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ALL-TIME LEADERS BY OVERALL WINS Name Yrs. Yrs. Record Melissa Myers 6 2002-07 161-49 Karen Fetsko 5 1993-97 100-80 Limin Jin 4 1998-01 87-50 Jing Pu 3 1990-92 86-31 Stephanie Burner 2 2008-10 76-8 TOTAL 20 510-218

2009 REVIEW HISTORY ABOUT CAL U

Cal U won its third-consecutive NCAA Regional Championship last year with a 3-1 (25-15, 24-26, 25-22, 25-22) win over Lock Haven in the championship match.

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

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PLAYERS

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SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

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KILLS 641 - Katie Barker (2004) 579 - Dingding Lu (2003) 563 - Joanna Nist (2009) 521 - Charmaine Gordon (1995) 511 - Ludmila Amaral (2008) 507 - Katie Barker (2005) 500 - Joanna Nist (2007) 497 - Joanna Nist (2008) 468 - Georgette Crawford (1994) 467 - Dingding Lu (2001) TOTAL BLOCKS 218 - Shanna Yourchik (2006)* 160 - Donette Howell (1995) 157 - Ludmila Amaral (2008) 154 - Ludmila Amaral (2009) 141 - Dingding Lu (2000) 140 - Megan Menzer (2007) 138 - Tamara Hinic (2007) 135 - Sherry Ann Bowen (1995) 131 - Julee Jacobs (1999) 128 - Amanda Evans (2006) ASSISTS 1,581 - Ying Xu (2000) 1,562 - Aimee Helbig (2004) 1,560 - Renata da Silva (2007) 1,509 - Renata da Silva (2008) 1,481 - Aimee Helbig (2003) 1,311 - Ying Xu (2001) 1,259 - Carrie Treece (1997) 1,241 - Renata da Silva (2009) 1,197 - Renata da Silva (2006) 1,183 - Allia Caresani (2002)

SERVICE ACES 64 - Aimee Helbig (2004) 55 - Allia Caresani (2002) 53 - Sara McMullen (2009) 53 - Ludmila Amaral (2008) 53 - Marta Hodge (2008) 52 - Julie Paronish (2009) 52 - Dingding Lu (2003) 51 - Renata da Silva (2007) 51 - Mallory DeMarco (2007) 50 - Dingding Lu (2002) 50 - Joanna Nist (2008) DIGS 750 - Marta Hodge (2008) 681 - Marta Hodge (2007) 601 - Julie Paronish (2009) 538 - Katie Barker (2004) 513 - Katie Barker (2005) 510 - Katie Barker (2003) 485 - Ashley Moore (2009) 476 - Amber Santavy (2007) 463 - Joanna Nist (2009) 463 - Susie Williams (2005) HITTING PERCENTAGE .446 - Dingding Lu (2000)* .424 - Ludmila Amaral (2008) .374 - Dingding Lu (2001) .364 - Dingding Lu (2002) .349 - Bridget Bielich (2009) .342 - Julie Jacobs (1999) .328 - Ludmila Amaral (2009) .323 - Sherry Ann Bowen (1998) .314 - Dingding Lu (2003) .310 - Georgette Crawford (1994)

Shanna Yourchik

Ludmila Amaral

* - NCAA Individual Champion

Marta Hodge (2006-08) shattered her own single-season school record for digs in 2008 with 750.

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CAREER RECORDS

DIGS 1,869 - Marta Hodge (2006-08) 1,821 - Katie Barker (2002-05) 1,571 - Joanna Nist (2006-09) 1,250 - Jessica Brown (2002-05) 1,070 - Mallory DeMarco (2005-08) 1,065 - Renata da Silva (2006-09) 979 - Kim Baker (1994-96) 959 - Jenn Valeriote (1994-97) 946 - Tara Douglas (1996-98) 933 - Amber Santavy (2004-07)

ASSISTS 5,507 - Renata da Silva (2006-09) 3,948 - Aimee Helbig (2002-05) 3,389 - Carrie Treece (1996-99) 3,328 - Ying Xu (1999-01) 2,957 - Kim Baker (1994-96) 1,222 - Mallory DeMarco (2005-08) 1,037 - Eleanor Baker (1996-99)

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GAMES PLAYED 519 - Joanna Nist (2006-09) 497 - Renata da Silva (2006-09) 479 - Jenn Valeriote (1995-97) 470 - Amanda Evans (2003-06) 464 - Katie Barker (2002-05) 455 - Julee Jacobs (1996-99) 450 - Ashley Moore (2006-09) 446 - Dingding Lu (2000-03) 432 - Robyn Remic (1996-99) 432 - Jessica Brown (2002-05)

PLAYERS

TOTAL BLOCKS (SOLO) 463 (185) - Dingding Lu (2000-03) 444 (204) - Julee Jacobs (1996-99) 421 (59) - Amanda Evans (2003-06) 405 (140) - Sherry Ann Bowen (1995-98) 403 (54) - Shanna Yourchik (2003-06)

COACHING STAFF

SERVICE ACES 180 - Joanna Nist (2006-09) 156 - Dingding Lu (2000-03) 149 - Katie Barker (2002-05) 147 - Jenn Valeriote (1994-97) 141 - Aimee Helbig (2002-05) 138 - Amanda Evans (2003-06) 129 - Julee Jacobs (1996-99) 126 - Renata da Silva (2006-09) 117 - Ashley Moore (2006-09) 115 - Mallory DeMarco (2005-08)

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KILLS 1,897 - Joanna Nist (2006-09) 1,895 - Katie Barker (2002-05) 1,807 - Dingding Lu (2000-03) 1,333 - Sherry Ann Bowen (1996-98) 1,262 - Jessica Brown (2002-05) 1,151 - Amanda Evans (2003-06) 1,149 - Tara Douglas (1996-98) 962 - Amber Santavy (2004-07) 900 - Ludmila Amaral (2008-09) 802 - Julee Jacobs (1996-99)

HISTORY

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

Dingding Lu (2000-03) finished her career with several school records, including 463 career blocks.

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ALL-TIME HONORS AVCA ALL-AMERICANS

DAKTRONICS ALL-REGION TEAM

2007 2008 2009

2001 2002 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Renata da Silva (third team) Joanna Nist (honorable mention) Amber Santavy (honorable mention) Ludmila Amaral (second team) Renata da Silva (third team) Renata da Silva (third team) Joanna Nist (honorable mention)

AVCA ALL-REGION 1993 1994 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Georgette Crawford, Gina Pallo Gina Pallo, Georgette Crawford Charmaine Gordon Sherry Ann Bowen Julee Jacobs Ying Xu, Dingding Lu Ying Xu Dingding Lu Allia Caresani (honorable mention) Dingding Lu Katie Barker (honorable mention) Katie Barker, Amanda Evans Jessica Brown (honorable mention) Katie Barker Allison Liptak (honorable mention) Susie Williams (honorable mention) Renata da Silva, Amanda Evans Allison Liptak Shanna Yourchik (honorable mention) Renata da Silva, Joanna Nist Amber Santavy Ludmila Amaral, Marta Hodge Renata da Silva, Joanna Nist Thais Franca (honorable mention) Ludmila Amaral, Bridget Bielich Renata da Silva, Joanna Nist

AVCA REGIONAL FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 2006

Renata da Silva

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AVCA REGIONAL COACH OF THE YEAR

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2000 2004 2005 2007

Limin Jin Melissa Myers Melissa Myers Melissa Myers

DAKTRONICS ALL AMERICAN 2007 2008 2009

Joanna Nist (third team) Marta Hodge (first team) Ludmila Amaral (second team) Renata da Silva (honorable mention) Joanna Nist (honorable mention) Renata da Silva (second team) Joanna Nist (second team) Ludmila Amaral (honorable mention)

Dingding Lu, Rachel May Ying Xu Dingding Lu Katie Barker Katie Barker, Amanda Evans Renata da Silva, Allison Liptak Renata da Silva (first team) Marta Hodge (first team) Joanna Nist (first team) Amber Santavy (second team) Ludmila Amaral (first team) Renata da Silva (first team) Marta Hodge (first team) Joanna Nist (first team) Ludmila Amaral (first team) Renata da Silva (first team) Joanna Nist (first team)

DAKTRONICS REGIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2007 2008 2009

Joanna Nist Joanna Nist Joanna Nist

NCAA REGIONAL ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM 2000 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009

Rachel May, Ying Xu, Dingding Lu Katie Barker, Aimee Helbig Renata da Silva, Amanda Evans, Amber Santavy, Katie Benick, Renata da Silva, Marta Hodge, Joanna Nist, Amber Santavy, Ludmila Amaral, Marta Hodge, Joanna Nist, Renata da Silva Ludmila Amaral, Bridget Bielich, Renata da Silva, Joanna Nist

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM 2000

Ying Xu

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICAN 2009

Renata da Silva (second team)

CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT II 2000 2001 2004 2005 2008 2009

Ying Xu Ying Xu Katie Barker (third team) Katie Barker (first team) Aimee Helbig (third team) Marta Hodge (first team) Joanna Nist (second team) Renata da Silva (first team) Joanna Nist (first team)

CAL U ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME 1998 2002 2003 2010

Lisa Zitalone-Olson, 1983 Jackie Wilson-Miller, 1993 Georgette Crawford, 1994 Dingding Lu, 2004

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PSAC HONORS

1991 First Team* Gina Pallo

1993 First Team Georgette Crawford, MH ^ - selected from 1991-93

1994 First Team Gino Pallo, MH Second Team Georgette Crawford, OH

2001 First Team Dingding Lu, MH Ying Xu, S

2003 First Team Dingding Lu, MH Second Team Katie Barker, OH

Aimee Helbig (2002-05) was a two-time All-PSAC West selection in her career.

2006 First Team Allison Liptak, OPP Shanna Yourchik, MH Second Team Renata da Silva, S 2007 First Team Katie Benick, OPP Renata da Silva, S Joanna Nist, OH Amber Santavy, OH 2008 First Team Ludmila Amaral, MH Renata da Silva, S Thais Franca, MH/RS Joanna Nist, OH Second Team Bridget Bielich, MH Marta Hodge, LIB

PSAC WEST COACH OF THE YEAR 2004 - Melissa Myers 2005 - Melissa Myers 2007 - Melissa Myers PSAC COACH OF THE YEAR^ 1991 - Jing Pu 1992 - Jing Pu ^ - selected from 1991-93

PSAC TOURNAMENT MVP 2007 - Amber Santavy 2008 - Renata da Silva 2009 - Renata da Silva PSAC TOP 10 2000 - Ying Xu 2001 - Ying Xu PSAC SCHOLAR ACADEMIC AWARD 1997 - Sherry Ann Bowen 1998 - Sherry Ann Bowen

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

2002 First Team Dingding Lu, MH

2008 - Ludmila Amaral 2009 - Joanna Nist

HISTORY

2000 First Team Dingding Lu, MH Rachel May, OH Second Team Ying Xu, S

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1999 Second Team Julee Jacobs, MB Robyn Remic, OH

1991 First Team Krista Stoudt Jackie Wilson Second Team Mary Doerzbacher Gina Pallo

PLAYERS

1993 First Team* Georgette Crawford, MH Mary Doerzbacher, MH Carolina Pieratt, OH

1998 First Team Sherry Ann Bowen, MH

PSAC ALL-STARS^

1992 First Team Georgette Crawford Jackie Wilson Second Team Gina Pallo Carolina Pieratt

1992 First Team* Georgette Crawford Carolina Pieratt Jackie Wilson

1995 First Team Charmaine Gordon, OH

* - PSAC selected only one team

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PSAC WEST ALL-STARS

2005 First Team Katie Barker, OH Allison Liptak, OPP Second Team Jessica Brown, OH Aimee Helbig, S

2009 First Team Ludmila Amaral, MH Renata da Silva, S Joanna Nist, OH Second Team Bridget Bielich, MH

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2004 First Team Katie Barker, OH Jessica Brown, OH Second Team Amanda Evans, OH/MH Aimee Helbig, S

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riginating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded intercollegiate conferences. The first major step came in 1977, when based on a growing interest, the league reorganized to provide a structure for its women’s programs. Only three years later, lacking a standard competitive division, league voted to reclassify the entire conference to NCAA Division II. The most recent enhancement came during the 2008-09 academic year when the PSAC expanded for the first time in its rich history, adding full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island University-C.W. Post. The membership now consists of 16 full-time institutions and the one associate. All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA. The league has also grown to share the distinctions as: The largest conference in Division II, the largest footballplaying conference in the NCAA, and, with 23, the conference that sponsors the most championships at the Division II level. Highly competitive on a regional and national level, PSAC schools annually combine to send nearly one-third of its teams into NCAA postseason play. Ultimately, the membership’s success has yielded 43 NCAA team and 238 individual title winners.

Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference 206 Annex Building Lock Haven, PA 17745 Staff Steve Murray - Commissioner Will Adair - Associate Commissioner Carlin Chesick - Assistant Commissioner/ Senior Woman Administrator Matt Beltz - Director of Media Relations

EASTERN DIVISION

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While proud of its athletic accomplishments, the league also has evolved into one of Division II’s finest from an academic standpoint. Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,200 participants are honored each year as “ScholarAthletes” for maintaining a gradepoint average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC Scholar-Athletes were first recognized in the mid-1990s. Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, eight league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 125,000 students and claim over 709,000 alumni, including 482,000 who reside in Pennsylvania. The PSAC is governed by the presidents of the 16 member institutions. It employs a commissioner, an associate, assistant commissioners and a director of media relations at its headquarters in Lock Haven, Pa.

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CALIFORNIA

CLARION

CHEYNEY

EDINBORO

GANNON

KUTZTOWN

LOCK HAVEN

INDIANA

MERCYHURST

MILLERSVILLE

SHIPPENSBURG

SLIPPERY ROCK

EAST STROUDSBURG

WEST CHESTER

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PSAC POST-SEASON 2010 PREVIEW

2009 PSAC CHAMPIONSHIP California (Pa.) d. Lock Haven, 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-19) 2009 FINAL PSAC WEST STANDINGS -----PSAC----- L 0 4 6 6 8 16 16

Sr. California (Pa.) Jr. Clarion So. Clarion Sr. California (Pa.) Sr. California (Pa.) Fr. Gannon Sr. Edinboro

PSAC WEST ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Joanna Nist Sr. California (Pa.)

W 36 26 23 22 20 17 7

L 6 10 13 10 13 16 25

PCT. .857 .722 .639 .688 .606 .515 .219

POST-SEASON PSAC QUARTERFINALS - Nov. 10 California (Pa.) d. Gannon, 3-1 Clarion d. Edinboro, 3-1 Lock Haven d. West Chester, 3-0 Shippensburg d. Kutztown, 3-1 PSAC SEMIFINALS - Nov. 13 California (Pa.) d. Shippensburg, 3-0 Lock Haven d. Clarion, 3-0 PSAC FINALS - Nov. 14 California (Pa.) d. Lock Haven, 3- 0 NCAA 1ST ROUND - Nov. 19 California (Pa.) d. Chowan, 3-0 Lock Haven d. Mercyhurst, 3-1 Edinboro d. Clarion, 3-2 Wheeling Jesuit d. Gannon, 3-0

Gannon

NCAA 2ND ROUND - Nov. 20 California (Pa.) d. Wheeling Jesuit, 3-0 Lock Haven d. Edinboro, 3-0

PSAC WEST COACH OF THE YEAR Matt Darling

Gannon

NCAA 3RD ROUND - Nov. 22 California (Pa.) d. Lock Haven, 3-1

* - previous All-PSAC First-Team selection ^ - previous All-PSAC Second-Team selection

NCAA QUARTERFINALS - Dec. 3 West Texas A&M d. California (Pa.), 3-1

2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

ABOUT CAL U

PSAC WEST FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Morgan Reineke Fr.

HISTORY

SECOND-TEAM ALL-PSAC WEST RS/MH Bridget Bielich So. California (Pa.) RS Jessica Bodkin Jr. Indiana (Pa.) MB Kara Cullen So. Gannon S Amanda Gough So. Clarion LIB Emily Pany Jr. Indiana (Pa.) S Maire Prybyl Sr. Gannon OH Lauren Sazama Fr. Gannon

PCT. 1.00 .789 .684 .684 .579 .159 .159

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FIRST-TEAM ALL-PSAC WEST MH Ludmila Amaral* MH Nicole Andrusz^ OH Kellie Bartman S Renata da Silva**^ OH Joanna Nist** OH Morgan Reineke MH Olivia Williams*

W 19 15 13 13 11 3 3

-----OVERALL-----

PLAYERS

Team California (Pa.) Clarion Edinboro Gannon Mercyhurst Indiana (Pa.) Slippery Rock

COACHING STAFF

Vulcans Claim PSAC Championship for Third-Straight Year

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ABOUT CAL U

DR. ANGELO ARMENTI, JR.

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elcome to California University of Pennsylvania and another exciting season of Vulcan volleyball. I am confident that Coach Stephanie Burner, her staff and the players will continue to build upon the volleyball tradition and make this a year to remember. This was a year of remarkable achievements at Cal U. In the past 12 months our academic offerings have been strengthened and expanded. Our beautiful campus continues to evolve, and our enrollment continues to grow. Our athletic teams won statewide and regional titles. Cal U finished with an impressive No. 2 national ranking in the final

standings of the 2009-10 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. This second place-finish is the highest by a PSAC school since the Directors’ Cup was initiated prior to the 1995-96 academic year. The Vulcans are the only PSAC school to break into the top five of the standings and the only school to post three-straight Top 10 finishes. We are very proud of our student-athletes, coaches and many individuals behind the scenes who are responsible for this magnificent accomplishment. I am particularly proud of our student-athletes who perform well not only on the field of play, but also in the classroom. During the 2009-10 academic year, a total of 205 Cal U student athletes, were named to the Spring 2010 edition of the Vulcan Athletic Director Honor Roll. For the eighth-consecutive semester, Cal U athletic programs compiled a cumulative gradepoint average of 3.00 or higher. In addition, a combined 141 studentathletes from Cal U representing all sports (fall, winter and spring) were named PSAC Scholar-Athletes for the 2009-10 academic year. Our athletes have put in hundreds of hours of practice, and their hard work and dedication make them winners regardless of the score. The same can be said of the coaching staff, whose devotion to their sport and their players is an inspiration.

On May 19, 1992, Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr. was appointed by the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education as the sixth president of California University of Pennsylvania, founded in 1852. He holds a B.S. degree in Physics from Villanova University, and MA and Ph.D. degrees from Temple University in special and general relativity, respectively. He had a distinguished 20-year career at Villanova University prior to becoming president of California University. At Villanova he served as professor of physics, chair of the department of physics, Dean of University College, and Director of Planning. In addition to scholarly publications in scientific journals, Dr. Armenti received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1978, and was named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 1992, one of only thirtytwo individuals selected nationally for this recognition. His book, The Physics of Sports, commissioned by the American Institute of Physics, remains in print since its initial publication in 1992. Since Dr. Armenti’s arrival at California University in 1992, applications have increased by 90%; average SATs have increased by 113 points; FTE enrollments have increased by 43%; and fouryear graduation rates have increased by 94%. Many new academic programs have been initiated including: Master of Social Work (MSW); Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT); Master of Science in Multi-Media President & Mrs. Armenti Technology; Physical

The mission of Cal U is to build character and build careers. While the formal part of the education occurs in classrooms, laboratories, and internship sites, the other part of a college education takes place in residence halls, the Natali Student Union and in various sport venues, such as Hamer Hall. Volleyball and our other athletic programs provide students with an experience that helps them to learn and to grow in ways that will benefit them the rest of their lives. Teamwork is important not only on the field, but in the boardroom, the operating room and in the classroom. Many of our alumni who were student-athletes during their time here have distinguished themselves in endeavors far removed from their sport, but they have carried with them the important life lessons they have learned on the field and from their coaches, their teammates, and even their opponents. I hope that you enjoy the 2010 season and that you will support all of these young athletes enthusiastically.

Angelo Armenti, Jr. President

Therapy Assistant; Sports Management; Graphic Design, Computer Engineering Technology, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, Music Technology and Nursing Administration. Other University accomplishments since his arrival as president include: creation of an Athletic Hall of Fame; winning the Dixon Trophy as well as three National championships (two in women’s softball and one in women’s basketball); a successfully completed $13 million (first ever) capital campaign; a second capital campaign that is currently on schedule to reach its $35 million goal; a twenty-fold increase in endowment funds; the adoption by the University of the core values of Integrity, Civility, and Responsibility; the adoption of a University Bill of Rights and Responsibilities; the creation of the University Forum—a new governance structure; adoption of a new general education curriculum; implementation of a $200 million master plan, including: the building of the Eberly Science and Technology Center, the Kara Alumni House, the Duda Classroom Building, a 6,000 seat Convocation Center, and six modern new residence halls; the renovation or expansion of numerous other buildings on campus; and the creation of Global Online, the University’s internet-based outreach to some 2,000 students from around the world. Dr. Armenti has been active with the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and has served as Campaign Chair and President of the Mon Valley United Way. In 2001 he became a Certified Covey Trainer on The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. He is a member of the board of directors of the Washington County Redevelopment Authority, a member of the board of directors of the Greater Pittsburgh council of Boy Scouts of America, and Chair of the Commission of Presidents of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. He is married to the former Barbara Malinowski and, together, they have five grown children and nine grandchildren. His avocations include piano, photography and sailing.

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ADMINISTRATION 2010 PREVIEW

DR. JOYCE HANLEY Executive Vice President

GERALDINE M. JONES Provost/ Vice President for Academic Affairs

DR. CHARLES MANCE Vice President for University Technology Services

FRANK BAUER Associate Vice President for Athletic Development

DR. TOM PUCCI Athletic Director

DR. KAREN HJERPE Associate Athletic Director & Senor Woman Administrator

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DR. ANGELA J. BURROWS Vice President for University Relations

COACHING STAFF

DR. LENORA ANGELONE Vice President for Student Development & Services

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Cal U was recently ranked the No. 2 Online University in the nation. 2007 • 2008 • 2009 PSAC & NCAA REGIONAL CHAMPIONS

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UNIVERSITY PROFILE 2010 PREVIEW COACHING STAFF PLAYERS 2009 REVIEW HISTORY ABOUT CAL U

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2010 Cal U Volleyball Guide  

The official publication for the Cal U volleyball program covering the 2010 season.

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