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INTRODUCTION..............2-12

HISTORY......................45-58

Quick Facts.....................................3 2012 Roster....................................4 2012 Season Preview......................5 Position Preview.......................... 6-7 Opponent Info........................... 8-12

Program History...................... 46-47 Coaching History...........................48 Individual/Team Records..............49 Top Ten Charts......................... 50-51 WCU All-Conf. Selections...............52 Opponent Records........................53 Year-by-Year Results................ 54-57 All-time Letterwinners...................58

COACHES AND STAFF...13-15 Karen Glover.................................14 Nicole McCoy, Jamie Stanfield.......15 Support Staff................................16

WCU PLAYERS.............. 17-37 Brandi Anderson..................... 18-19 Leah Butler............................. 20-21 Morgan Cochran..................... 22-23 Addy George........................... 24-25 Mallory Harris......................... 26-27 Paige McConlough.................. 28-29 Caitlin Piechota...................... 30-31 Abbey Scroggins..................... 32-33 Jordan Timmermann................ 34-35 Newcomers............................. 36-37

WCU............................ 59-74 Cullowhee Experience............. 60-61 Western Carolina Univ............. 62-65 Dr. Belcher ...................................66 Randy Eaton..................................67 Volleyball Administrative Staff.......68 WCU Student-Athletes...................69 Athletic Staff.................................70 Hall of Fame..................................71 THE SOCON............................. 72-73 Mission Statement........................74

2011 REVIEW...............38-44 Results/Statistics................... 38-43 2011 Seniors............................... 44

M E D I A INFORMATION

UNIVERSITY FACTS Location . ............................................................................................. Cullowhee, N.C. Founded............................................................................................................... 1889 Enrollment...........................................................................................................9,500 Conference/Affiliation........................................................... Southern/NCAA Division I Nickname...................................................................................................Catamounts Arena/Capacity.......................................................................... Ramsey Center/7,826 Chancellor...................................................................................... Dr. David O. Belcher Director of Athletics/SWA.............................................Randy Eaton/Dr. Jennifer Brown Athletics Department Phone.................................................................. 828-227-2011 Website..............................................................................www.CatamountSports.com

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MEDIA RELATIONS Asst. Director of Media Relations/VB Contact........................................... Bryan Powell Office Phone .......................................................................................(828) 227-2458 Cell Phone........................................................................................... (843) 818-9915 FAX .....................................................................................................(828) 227-7688 Email ................................................................................bryanpowell@email.wcu.edu WESTERN CAROLINA VOLLEYBALL HISTORY First Year of Volleyball...........................................................................................1973 All-Time Overall Record/Years...................................................................625-624/32 Regular Season Conf. Championships..................................................4 (83,85,86,89) SoCon Tournament Championships........................................................... 3 (83,85,86) COACHING STAFF Head Coach ......................................... Karen Glover (Second Year, Hiram College ‘93) Career Record / at WCU............................................................... 13-20, 1 year/ Same Office Phone........................................................................................ 828-227-2032 E-Mail Address . ..................................................................... klglover@email.wcu.edu Assistant Coach ................................Nicole McCoy (First Year, Mary Hardin-Baylor ‘07) Assistant Coach.....................................................................................Jamie Stancliff Strength Coach ..................................................................................... Jadwin Bignon Athletic Trainer ................................................................................... Andrew Browder 2011 Overall / SoCon Record.............................................. 13-20 / 8-8 (3rd in North) Starters Returning/Lost from 2011 ........................................................ 4 + libero / 3 Letterman Returning/Lost ................................................................................... 5 / 3 Transfer / Freshman Newcomers ..........................................................................1 / 4

The Western Carolina Media Relations Office will make every effort to facilitate your coverage of Catamount Volleyball. News, print and electronic RETURNING STARTERS media representatives planning to cover a volleyball match are asked to No. Name request in written form (E-mail or fax) working credentials from Western’s 7 Morgan Cochran Media Relations Office. All student-athlete and coach interviews must be coordinated with the Media Relations Office. To arrange an interview, please contact Bryan Powell at least 24 hours in advance. Post-match interviews will be given by head coach Karen Glover and her players only if requested immediately following the match. The Media Relations Office produces releases and match notes that are available at www.CatamountSports.com, the on-line home of Catamount athletics. Also, the Southern Conference maintains a site at www.SoConSports.com for updated league standings, statistics and releases.

2012 YEARBOOK CREDITS The 2012 Western Carolina University Volleyball Media Guide is a publication of the Catamount Media Relations Department for use by the print and electronic media, as well as friends of the University. The guide was written, edited and produced by Bryan Powell, Western Carolina Assistant Director of Media Relations. Special thanks to Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations, Daniel Hooker, Director of Media Relations, Denise Gideon and to the WCU sports information predecessors in compiling information.

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Pos. LIB OH OH RS DS

Ht. 5-6 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-8

Yr. Jr. So. So. Sr. So.

Key 2011 Stats 4.63 d/s 3.03 d/s, 2.15 k/s 2.88 d/s ,2.65 k/s 1.56 k/s, 0.24 sa/s, 0.50 b/s 2.39 d/s

OTHER RETURNEES 2 Mallory Harris 4 Leah Butler 5 Addy George 11 Brandi Anderson

DS MB MB RS

5-5 5-10 6-0 6-3

So. So. So. So.

0.67 d/s 0.43 d/s .348, 0.33 b/s, 0.73 k/s 0.60 k/s

NEWCOMERS 3 Nicole Ford 6 Tina Nazario 8 Cayla Crawley 15 Cally Pfeiffer 17 Elyssa Mulheron

OH/MB S DS S LIB

6-0 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-9

Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Sr.-TR Fr.-HS Fr.

Kings Mountain HS (N.C.) Spring Valley HS (S.C.) Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. (N.C.) Wakefield HS (N.C.) Mount Tabor HS (N.C.)

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Jordan Timmermann Caitlin Piechota Abbey Scroggins Paige McConlogue

Photography provided by Mark Haskett and Ashley Evans of the Western Carolina University Office of Public Relations.

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Front Row (L-R): Mallory Harris, Tina Nazario, Elyssa Mulheron, Leah Butler, Jordan Timmermann, Caitlin Piechota, Cayla Crawley, Morgan Cochran, Abbey Scroggins Back Row (L-R): Assistant coach Nicole McCoy, trainer Andrew Browder, Cally Pfeiffer, Nicole Ford, Brandi Anderson, Addy George, Paige McConlogue, assistant coach Jamie Stancliff, head coach Karen Glover

2012 WCU CATAMOUNTS NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. 1 Mallory Harris DS 5-5 2 Elyssa Mulheron LIB 5-9 3 Nicole Ford OH/MB 6-0 4 Leah Butler MB 5-10 5 Addy George MB 6-0 6 Tina Nazario S 5-11 7 Morgan Cochran LIB 5-6 8 Cayla Crawley DS 5-9 9 Jordan Timmermann OH 5-9 10 Caitlin Piechota OH 5-10 11 Brandi Anderson RS 6-3 12 Abbey Scroggins RS 5-11 14 Paige McConlogue DS 5-8 15 Cally Pfeiffer S 5-11

Yr. Hometown/Previous School(s) So. Concord, N.C. (Jay M. Robinson) Fr. Winston-Salem, N.C. (Mount Tabor) Fr. Kings Mountain, N.C. (Kings Mountain) So. Carrizo Springs, Texas (Carrizo Springs) So. Aberdeen, N.C. (Pinecrest) Fr. Columbia, S.C. (Spring Valley) Jr. Lakeland, Fla. (Eastern Alamance (N.C.)) Sr. Bryson City, N.C. (Swain County HS/Lenoir-Rhyne) So. Florissant, Mo. (Incarnate Word Academy) So. Batavia, Ill. (Batavia) So. Holly Springs, N.C. (Holly Springs) Sr. Gaston, Ind. (Wes-Del) So. Albemarle, N.C. (Albemarle) Fr. Wake Forest, N.C. (Wakefield)

2012 WCU CATAMOUNTS ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. Ht. 11 Brandi Anderson RS 6-3 4 Leah Butler MB 5-10 7 Morgan Cochran LIB 5-6 8 Cayla Crawley DS 5-9 3 Nicole Ford OH/MB 6-0 5 Addy George MB 6-0 1 Mallory Harris DS 5-5 14 Paige McConlogue DS 5-8 2 Elyssa Mulheron LIB 5-9 6 Tina Nazario S 5-11 15 Cally Pfeiffer S 5-11 10 Caitlin Piechota OH 5-10 12 Abbey Scroggins RS 5-11 9 Jordan Timmermann OH 5-9

Yr. Hometown/Previous School(s) So. Holly Springs, N.C. (Holly Springs) So. Carrizo Springs, Texas (Carrizo Springs) Jr. Lakeland, Fla. (Eastern Alamance (N.C.)) Sr. Bryson City, N.C. (Swain County HS/Lenoir-Rhyne) Fr. Kings Mountain, N.C. (Kings Mountain) So. Aberdeen, N.C. (Pinecrest) So. Concord, N.C. (Jay M. Robinson) So. Albemarle, N.C. (Albemarle) Fr. Winston-Salem, N.C. (Mount Tabor) Fr. Columbia, S.C. (Spring Valley) Fr. Wake Forest, N.C. (Wakefield) So. Batavia, Ill. (Batavia) Sr. Gaston, Ind. (Wes-Del) So. Florissant, Mo. (Incarnate Word Academy)

Head Coach: Karen Glover (Second Year) Assistant Coach: Nicole McCoy (First Year) Assistant Coach: Jamie Stancliff (First Year)

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BY CLASS Seniors .... Abbey Scroggins, Cayla Crawley Junior.............................. Morgan Cochran Sophomores...........Brandi Anderson, Leah Butler, Addy George, Mallory Harris, Paige McConlogue, Caitlin Piechota, Jordan Timmermann Freshmen .....................Nicole Ford, Elyssa Mulheron, Tina Nazario, Cally Pfeiffer

BY POSITION Liberos. Morgan Cochran, Elyssa Mulheron Defensive Specialists...........Cayla Crawley, Mallory Harris, Paige McConlogue Middle Blockers.... Leah Butler, Nicole Ford Outside Hitters. ....Caitlin Piechota, Jordan Timmermann, Nicole Ford Right Side ............ Abbey Scroggins,Brandi Anderson Setters . ............Tina Nazario, Cally Pfeiffer

BY STATE Florida............................. Morgan Cochran Illinois.............................. Caitlin Piechota Indiana............................ Abbey Scroggins Missouri.....................Jordan Timmermann North Carolina................ Brandi Anderson, Cayla Crawley, Nicole Ford, Addy George, Mallory Harris, Paige McConlogue, Elyssa Mulheron, Cally Pfeiffer South Carolina........................ Tina Nazario


2012 Preview Date

The 2011 Western Carolina volleyball team changed the direction of the course of the volleyball program. Over the previous four seasons, WCU won only nine conference matches total. The 2011 team won eight. For the first time since 1989, a Catamount head coach was named the SoCon Volleyball Coach of the Year. WCU’s 13 overall wins is the most wins since 2003. Also, the Catamounts defeated rival Appalachian State for the first time since 2008. Perhaps most importantly, WCU qualified for the SoCon Volleyball Tournament for the first time since 2006. The Catamounts return nine to its roster while welcoming five newcomers.

ADDITIONS TO THE COACHING STAFF Coach Glover has added Nicole McCoy and Jamie Stancliff to the coaching staff for the upcoming season. McCoy, the former University of South Alabama assistant coach, spent the last year working with the defense at USA. Prior to South Alabama, McCoy spent the previous four years at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., working three seasons as an assistant and one season as a graduate assistant for the Colonels. While at Nicholls State, she worked with the setters and the defensive specialists, supervised the academic progress of the student-athletes, initiated community service projects and worked with the strength and conditioning staff in organizing the training program for the team. As a player, McCoy played for two years at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas where the Rebels earned a NTJCAC championship, advanced to the Region 5 finals and finished in Top 20 of the NJCAA poll in 2002. Following her junior college experience, she played one season at the University of Texas-Dallas in Richardson, Texas where she was a setter before having her career cut short due to a knee injury. The Belton, Texas native graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2007 with a bachelor of science in exercise and sport science and a minor in art. In May of 2010, McCoy also earned her master’s of education degree at Nicholls State. Also joining the staff in 2012 is Jamie Stancliff. Stancliff - a 2012 graduate of East Tennessee State University - was named the Bucs’ 2012 Defensive MVP as a senior middle blocker. Stancliff was a Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun performer after leading the league in blocks, moved into fourth place in ETSU history for most block assists in a single season with 112 in her senior year. She holds the third and fourth spots on the list as her 124 block assists last year rank third in school history.

Aug. 24 Aug. 25 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 21 Sept. 22 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 16-18

2012 Schedule Opponent

Result vs Northern Kentucky$ 6:30 p.m. vs St. Peter’s$ 12:00 p.m. vs North Carolina A&T$ 6:30 p.m. vs Oregon# 4:00 p.m. at Ohio# 3:00 p.m. vs Kentucky# 8:00 p.m. at UNC Asheville 7:00 p.m. North Carolina State% 7:00 p.m. Central Michigan% 11:00 a.m. Campbell% 5:00 p.m. vs East Tennessee State 7:00 p.m. vs North Florida^ 5:00 p.m. vs Mercer^ 12:00 p.m. vs Winthrop^ 7:00 p.m. Gardner-Webb 6:00 p.m. at Samford* 6:00 p.m. at Chattanooga* 3:00 p.m. Elon* 7:00 p.m. UNC Greensboro* 5:00 p.m. Appalachian State* 7:00 p.m. Davidson* 7:00 p.m. at Furman* 6:00 p.m. at Wofford* 6:00 p.m. The Citadel* 6:00 p.m. College of Charleston* 1:00 p.m. at UNC Greensboro* 7:00 p.m. at Elon* 7:00 p.m. at Appalachian State* 7:00 p.m. at Georgia Southern* 7:00 p.m. Chattanooga* 6:00 p.m. Samford* 6:00 p.m. SoCon Tournament TBA

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Italics denote home match * denotes Southern Conference Match $ WCU Invitational / Cullowhee # Ohio University Tourn. / Athens, Ohio % N.C. State-Courtyard Midtown Invitational / Raleigh, N.C. ^ Winthrop Classic / Rock Hill, S.C.

THE SCHEDULE The Catamounts will play 12 home matches this season including opening the season with a home tournament - the Western Carolina Invitational, sponsored by Best Western Plus in Dillsboro - beginning on Aug. 24. WCU will open the season with Northern Kentucky on Fri., Aug. 24, before playing St. Peters and North Carolina A&T the following day. The first true home match will be played on Sept. 18 against GardnerWebb. The Catamounts were 1-1 last season against the Bulldogs. Western Carolina will participate in three tournaments away from the Ramsey Center beginning with Aug. 31-Sept. 1 at Ohio University, Sept. 7-8 at the Courtyard Midtown Classic hosted by N.C. State and the final non-conference tournament will be from Sept. 14-15 at Winthrop University. The Catamounts face a total of 15 non-conference foes this season and begin Southern Conference action on Sept. 21 on the road at Samford, last season’s North Division champions and the winner of the 2012 SoCon Volleyball Tournament . The regular-season wraps up at home against Samford on Nov. 10. Western Carolina will then begin postseason play in the SoCon Tournament, hosted by Davidson. The Catamounts made the tournament last year for the first time since the 2006 season. 2012 WCU VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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Position Preview

Setter   Freshmen Tina Nazario and Cally Pfeiffer will battle for the start-

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ing role at the setter position in 2012. Having two setters will give WCU versatility to run multiple offenses this season. A season ago, the Catamounts utilized converted setter - Brittany Lysik - solely in the position. Nazario graduated from Spring Valley High School (Columbia, S.C.) in December of 2011 and joined the WCU family in January of 2012 to get a jump start with the Western Carolina program. Pfeiffer had a strong finish to her senior year as she was named Wakefield High School’s Most Valuable Player.  Last season senior Brittany Lysik moved to the setter’s role for Western Carolina. Lysik led the team in assists with 1,075 in 2011 to move the Cary, N.C. native to tenth on the all-time assists list. Lysik averaged 8.86 assists per set. Lysik was also second on the team in service aces with 31.

Brittany Lysik handled the setting duties for the Catamounts in 2011. WCU will rely on freshmen Tina Nazario and Cally Pfeiffer in 2012.

Libero / Defensive Specialist  Junior libero Morgan Cochran will look to continue her solid defensive play in 2012 after leading the Catamounts in digs for the second straight season. A 2010 SoCon All-Freshman Team member, Cochran ranked fourth in the SoCon averaging 4.63 digs per set. Cochran totaled 417 digs on the season.  Sophomore Paige McConlogue had a solid start to her WCU career in 2011 as the Albermarle, N.C., native finished the season with 229 digs as a defensive specialist for the Catamounts.

Junior Morgan Cochran averaged 4.63 digs per set, ranking fourth in the SoCon. Cochran was also named to the 2011 SoCon All-Freshman Team as a libero.

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Transfer Cayla Crawley brings leadership as one of two seniors on the roster. The Bryson City, N.C., native played three years for Lenoir Rhyne University. Also returning is sophomore Mallory Harris who saw limited action in 2011. Incoming freshman Elyssa Mulheron will be transitioning to a defensive role from the outside hitter position that she played in high school.

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Outside Hitters / Right Side  Senior captain Abbey Scroggins returns for her final season in the Purple and Gold. The Gaston, Indiana-native posted 181 kills, 149 digs and 58 blocks during the 2011 season. Joining Scroggins on the right side will be sophomore Brandy Anderson. Anderson - the tallest Catamount at 6-3 - saw limited action in 2011.

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 Returning to the outside will be two members of the 2011 SoCon All-Freshman Team, Caitlin Piechota and Jordan Timmermann. Piechota led the team in kills with 286, while Timmermann ranked third with 251.Timmermann ranked second on the team in digs with 355, averaging just over three digs per set. Timmermann and Piechota were both very versatile for the Catamounts in 2011, as Piechota was second on the team in doubledoubles (12) with Timmermann following her in third (seven). Brittany Lysik led WCU in double-doubles with 15. Piechota finished the regular season with seven straight double-doubles.  Also looking to make an impact on the outside in her freshman season is Nicole Ford. Ford was the Big South 3A Conference Player of the Year for her efforts at Kings Mountain HS. Senior Abbey Scroggins returns to add experience and looks to be an offensive presence for the Catamounts.

Middle Blockers  The Catamounts look to replace two of the most successful middle blockers in Western Carolina history in graduates Carrie Minogue and Rebecca Stoltz. Minogue was second on the team in kills (281) while leading the team in blocks in 2011 with 87, while also becoming WCU’s fifth all-time blocker logging 305 over her career. Minogue also finished eighth all-time in hitting percentage (.243). Stoltz led the team in service aces (37), logged the second most blocks (80) while also moving into the all-time blocks list (10th) with 265 total blocks.  Sophomores Addy George and Leah Butler will assume the roles in the middle. George is a versatile player who has now found a home as a middle blocker. George saw action in 11 matches in 2011 with hitting percentage of .348. Butler - who also competed with the track team in 2011 - brings physicality and athleticism to the middle.  Nicole Ford, an athletic freshman from Kings Mountain, N.C., also looks to add depth and could compete for playing time early in the season as an outside hitter and/or a middle blocker.

Senior Carrie Minogue led the Catamounts in 2011 in blocks with 75.

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Opponent Information 

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NORTHERN KENTUCKY

ST. PETERS

NORTH CAROLINA A&T

AUGUST 24, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

AUGUST 25, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

AUGUST 25, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

University Information Location: Highland Heights, Ky. Enrollment: 15,748 Nickname: Norse Colors: Black, Gold and White Arena (Capacity): Regents Hall (1,685) Athletic Director: Dr. Scott Eaton

University Information Location: Jersey City, N.J. Enrollment: 3,282 Nickname: Peacocks Colors: Blue and White Arena (Capacity): Yanitelli Center (3,000) Athletic Director: Joseph Quinlan

University Information Location: Greensboro, N.C. Enrollment: 10,881 Nickname: Aggies Colors: Blue and Gold Arena (Capacity): Moore Gymnasium (1,200) Athletic Director: Earl M. Hilton III

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Liz Holmes Alma Mater: Northern Kentucky ‘08 Record at NKU (seasons): 30-14 (2) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: Randi Raff, Natalie Forbes 2011 Record: 26-6 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 14-4/Third (East) 2011 Postseason: Div. II Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/3 Starters Returning/Lost: 4 + libero/2 Series: First meeting

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Alma Mater: Record at St. Peters (seasons): Career Record (seasons): Assistant Coaches: 2011 Record: 0-29 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 0-16/Tenth 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Series: First meeting

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Hal Clifton Alma Mater: Appalachian State ‘94 Record at N.C. A&T (seasons): 2-27 (1) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coach: Arlene Mitchell 2011 Record: 2-27 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 2-8 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/2 Series: 9-0, Last Mtg: 9/21/11 (W)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Mike Anderson (o) 859-572-7659 (e) andersonm3@nku.edu Website: www.NKUNorse.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Lily Rodriguez (o) 201-761-7322 (e) lrodriguez2@mail.spc.edu Website: www.SPC.edu

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Kristin Pratt (o) 336-334-7141 (e) kepratt@ncat.edu Website: www.NCATAggies.com

OREGON

OHIO

KENTUCKY

AUGUST 31, 2012 Convocation Center

SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 Convocation Center

SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 Convocation Center

University Information Location: Eugene, Oregon Enrollment: 24,000 Nickname: Ducks Colors: Green & Yellow Arena (Capacity): Matthew Knight Arena (12,541) Athletic Director: Rob Mullens

University Information Location: Athens, Ohio Enrollment: 28,751 Nickname: Bobcats Colors: Hunter Green and White Arena (Capacity): Convocation Center (13,080) Athletic Director: Jim Schaus

University Information Location: Lexington, Ky. Enrollment: 28,000 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Blue and White Arena (Capacity): Memorial Coliseum (8,500) Athletic Director:Mitch Barnhart

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Jim Moore Alma Mater: Long Beach State Record at Oregon (seasons): 136-81 (7) Career Record (seasons): 488-237 (21) Assistant Coaches:Tina Johnson, Stacy Metro 2011 Record: 21-10 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 14-8 2011 Postseason: NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/3 Starters Returning/Lost: 5 + libero/1 Series: First meeting

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Ryan Theis Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Milwaukee ‘00 Record at Ohio (seasons):96-38 (5) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: Meghan Keck, Ryan Walthall 2011 Record: 23-10 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 13-3/First (East) 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 5 + libero/2 Series: 0-2, Last Mtg: 9/18/98 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Craig Skinner Alma Mater: Ball State ‘93 Record at Kentucky (seasons): 158-65 Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: Keith Schunzel, Lindsey Gray Walton 2011 Record: 28-6 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 17-3/Second (East) 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regional Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 4 + libero/2 Series: 0-3, Last Mtg: 8/29/09 (L)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Geoff Thurner (o) 541-346-2250 (e) gthurner@uoregon.edu Website: www.GoDucks.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Drew Wiseman (o) 740-597-1837 (e) wisemanc@ohio.edu Website: www.OhioBobcats.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Deb Moore (o) 859-323-4310 (e) Deb.Moore@uky.edu Website: www.UKAthletics.com

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Opponent Information NORTH CAROLINA STATE

CENTRAL MICHIGAN

SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 Justice Center

SEPTEMBER 7, 2012 Reynolds Coliseum

SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 Reynolds COliseum

University Information Location: Asheville, N.C. Enrollment: 3,700 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Blue and White Arena (Capacity): Justice Center (1,000) Athletic Director: Janet Cone

University Information Location: Raleigh, N.C. Enrollment: 34,767 Nickname: Wolfpack Colors: Red and White Arena (Capacity): Reynolds Coliseum Athletic Director: Deborah Yow

University Information Location: Mount Pleasant, Mich. Enrollment: 28,311 Nickname: Chippewas Colors: Maroon and Gold Arena (Capacity): McGuirk (5,300) Athletic Director: Dave Heeke

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Frederico Santos Alma Mater: UNC Asheville Record at UNCA (seasons): 15-14 (1) Career Record (seasons): 61-45 (3) Assistant Coaches: Lydee Benoit 2011 Record: 15-14 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 7-7/Fourth 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/2 Series: 24-20, Last Mtg.:10/4/11 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Bryan Bunn Alma Mater: Texas - San Antonio ‘88 Record at N.C. State (seasons): 34-31 (2) Career Record (seasons): 385-153 (15) Assistant Coaches: Pete Hoyer, Jen Christian 2011 Record: 20-13 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 8-12/Seventh 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/6 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Series: 0-8, Last Mtg.: 9/3/11 (L)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Mike Gore (o) 828-251-6923 (e) mgore@unca.edu Website: www.UNCABulldogs.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Tim Peeler (o) 919-345-4016 (e) tim_peeler@ncsu.edu Website: www.GoPack.com

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Erik Olson Alma Mater: Wisconsin-Milwaukee ‘97 Record at CMU (seasons): 108-123 (8) Career Record (seasons): Same Associate Head Coach: Dave Zelenock Assistant Coach: Theresa Beeckman 2011 Record: 19-14 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 8-8/Fifth (West) 2011 Postseason: NCAA Regional Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/2 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1 Series: 0-1, Last Mtg.: 9/2/00 (L)

CAMPBELL

EAST TENNESSEE STATE

NORTH FLORIDA

SATURDAY 8, 2012 Reynolds Coliseum

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 Brooks Gymnasium

SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 Winthrop Coliseum

University Information Location: Buies Creek, North Carolina Enrollment: 6,834 Nickname: Fighting Camels Colors: Orange & Black Arena (Capacity): Pope Convocation Center (3,095) Athletic Director: Bob Roller

University Information Location: Johnson City, Tenn. Enrollment: 15,234 Nickname: Buccaneers (Bucs) Colors: Navy Blue & Old Gold Arena (Capacity): Brooks Gymnasium (3,500) Athletic Director: Dave Mullins

University Information Location: Jacksonville, Fla. Enrollment: 16,621 Nickname: Osprey Colors: Navy and Gray Arena (Capacity): UNF Arena (5,800) Athletic Director: Lee Moon

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Leigh Mullins Alma Mater: Dickinson State ‘96 Record at Campbell (seasons): 47-73 (4) Career Record (seasons): 188-192 (11) Associate Head Coach: Nathan Leggett Assistant Coach: Kelsey Bendig 2011 Record: 13-18 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 6-8 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3 + libero Series: 5-1, Last Mtg.: 9/2/11 (W)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Lindsey Devine Alma Mater: York ‘88 Record at ETSU (seasons): 127-125 (9) Career Record (seasons): 142-141 (10) Assistant Coach: Lauren Baufield 2011 Record: 15-16 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 7-6/Fifth 2011 Postseason: Atlantic Sun Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost:8/5 Starters Returning/Lost:4/2 + libero Series: 39-30, Last Mtg.: 10/27/10 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Steve Loeswick Alma Mater: Southern California ‘96 Record at UNF (seasons): First Season Career Record (seasons): First Season Assistant Coaches: Samantha Dabbs, Charlie Buzogany 2011 Record:14-17 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 5-8/Sixth 2011 Postseason: First Round/Atlantic Sun Tournament Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/1 Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0 Series: First meeting

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Kevin Brown (o) 423-439-5263 (e) brownk@etsu.edu Website: www.ETSUBucs.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Colleen O’Connell (o) 904-620-4026 (e) c.oconnell@unf.edu Website: www.UNFOspreys.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Joe Prisco (o) 910-893-1369 (e) priscoj@campbell.edu Website: www.GoCamels.com

UNC ASHEVILLE

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Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Kyle Kelley (o) 989-774-3277 (e) kyle.kelly@cmich.edu Website: www.CMUChippewas.com

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MERCER

WINTHROP

GARDNER-WEBB

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 Winthrop Coliseum

SEPTEMBER 15, 2012 Winthrop Coliseum

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

University Information Location: Macon, Ga. Enrollment: 8,200 Nickname: Bears Colors: Orange and Black Arena (Capacity): University Center (3,200) Athletic Director: Jim Cole

University Information Location: Rock Hill, S.C. Enrollment: 6,400 Nickname: Eagles Colors Red and Yellow Arena (Capacity): Winthrop Coliseum (6,100) Athletic Director: Tom Hickman

University Information Location: Boiling Springs, N.C. Enrollment: 4,700 Nickname: Runnin’ Bulldogs Colors: Red & Black Arena (Capacity): Paul Porter Arena Athletic Director: Chuck Burch

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Damian Elder Alma Mater: Fresno State ‘02 Record at Mercer (seasons): First Season Career Record (seasons): First Season Assistant Coaches: Scott Schweihofer, Dan Follett 2011 Record: 12-19 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 4-9/Eighth 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3 + libero Series: 10-2, Last Mtg.: 11/4/00 (W)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Julie Torbett Alma Mater: Penn State ‘90 Record at Winthrop (seasons): 20-8 (2) Career Record (seasons): 324-269 (19) Assistant Coaches: Chuck Rey, Cindi Miller 2011 Record: 20-8 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 12-2/Tied First 2011 Postseason: Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/2 Series: 2-8, Last Mtg.: 9/4/04 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Leo Sayles Alma Mater: La Verne ‘95 Record at GWU (seasons): 10-20 (1) Career Record (seasons): 163-131 (8) Assistant Coach: Bethany Martin 2011 Record: 10-20 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 5-9 2011 Postseason: Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/4 Series: 11-4, Last Mtg.: 9/21/11 (L)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Andy Stabell (o) 478-301-5219 (e) stabell_al@mercer.edu Website: www.MercerBears.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Jack Frost (o) 803-323-2129 (e) dillonb2@winthrop.edu Website: www.WinthropEagles.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Marc Rabb (o) 704-406-4355 (e) mrabb@gardner-webb.edu Website: www.GWUSports.com

SAMFORD

CHATTANOOGA

ELON

SEPTEMBER 21, 2012 Pete Hanna Center NOVEMBER 10, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 Maclellan Gym NOVEMBER 9, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER OCTOBER 27, 2012 Alumni Gym

University Information Location: Birmingham, Ala. Enrollment: 4,715 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Red and Blue Arena (Capacity): Pete Hanna Center (5,000) Athletic Director: Martin Newton

University Information Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Enrollment: 11,483 Nickname: Mocs Colors: Navy, Old Gold, Silver Arena (Capacity): Maclellan Gym (4,177) Interim Athletic Director: Laura Herron

University Information Location: Elon, N.C. Enrollment: 6,000 Nickname: Phoenix Colors: Maroon and Gold Arena (Capacity): Alumni Gym (1,585) Athletic Director: Dave Blank

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Derek Schroeder Alma Mater: Windsor ‘98 Record at Samford (seasons): 88-41 (5) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: James Hanger, Lisa Pierce 2011 Record: 29-5 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 13-3/First (North) 2011 Postseason: NCAA Tourn. First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/0 Starters Returning/Lost: 7/0 Series: 4-11, Last Mtg.: 11/12/11 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Travis Filar Alma Mater: Furman ‘00 Record at UTC (seasons): 6-26 (1) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Head Coach: Savanah Parra 2011 Record: 6-26 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 3-13/Sixth (North) 2011 Postseason: None Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/1 Starters Returning/Lost: 6 + L/1 Series: 35-33, Last Mtg.: 11/13/11 (W)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Mary Tendler Alma Mater: Illinois ‘91 Record at Elon (seasons): 153-142 (9) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: Jennifer Fry, Tina Readling 2011 Record: 19-14 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 7-9/Fourth (North) 2011 Postseason: First Round SoCon Tournament Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 3 + libero/3 Series: 9-13, Last Mtg.: 10/29/11 (W)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Nathan Sheehan (o) 205-726-4005 (e) nsheehan@samford.edu Website: www.SamfordSports.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Tyler Brown (o) 423-425-2116 (e) tyler-brown@mocs.utc.edu Website: www.GoMocs.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Paige Fredrickson (o) 336-278-6761 (e) pfredrickson@elon.edu Website: www.ElonPhoenix.com

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Opponent Information APPALACHIAN STATE

DAVIDSON

SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER October 26, 2012 Fleming Gymnasium

OCTOBER 4, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER NOVEMBER 1, 2012 Holmes Center

OCTOBER 6, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

University Information Location: Greensboro, N.C. Enrollment: 18,502 Nickname: Spartans Colors: Gold, White & Navy Arena (Capacity): Fleming Gymnasium (2,320) Athletic Director: Kim Record

University Information Location: Boone, N.C. Enrollment: 17,344 Nickname: Mountaineers Colors: Black and Gold Arena (Capacity): Holmes Center (8,325) Athletic Director: Charlie Cobb

University Information Location: Davidson, N.C. Enrollment: 1,990 Nickname: Wildcats Colors: Red and Black Arena (Capacity): Belk Arena (5,223) Athletic Director: Jim Murphy

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Patrick Nicholas Alma Mater: George Mason ‘86 Record at UNCG (seasons): 54-43 (3) Career Record (seasons): 184-153 (10) Assistant Coach: Abbi Blackburn 2011 Record: 15-17 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 7-9 2011 Postseason: None Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 5 + libero/1 Series: 23-15, Last Mtg.: 10/30/11 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Matt Ginipro Alma Mater: Virginia Tech ‘93 Record at ASU (seasons): 79-79 (5) Career Record (seasons): Same Associate Head Coach: Gregg Whitis Assistant Coach: Alex Kelly 2011 Record: 21-11 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 12-4/Second (North) 2011 Postseason: Second Rd. SoCon Tourn. Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 1 + libero/5 Series: 28-47, Last Mtg.: 11/8/11 (W)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Chris Willis Alma Mater: Baylor ‘91 Record at Davidson (seasons): 15-15 (1) Career Record (seasons): 119-141 (8) Assistant Coach: Emily Carrara 2011 Record: 15-15 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 5-11/Fourth (South) 2011 Postseason: First Rd. SoCon Tourn. Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 11/3 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3 Series: 18-22, Last Mtg.: 10/7/11 (W)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Chip Welch (o) 336-334-5615 (e) chip.welch@uncg.edu Website: www.UNCGSpartans.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Ryan Bower (o) 828-262-7612 (e) bowerrp@appstate.edu Website: www.GoASU.com

UNCG

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Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Ashley Bailey (o) 704-894-2815 (e) asbailey@davidson.edu Website: www.DavidsonWildcats.com

FURMAN

WOFFORD

THE CITADEL

OCTOBER 12, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

OCTOBER 13, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

OCTOBER 19, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

University Information Location: Greenville, S.C. Enrollment: 2,600 Nickname: Paladins Colors: Purple and White Arena (Capacity): Alley Gym (1,000) Athletic Director: Dr. Gary Clark

University Information Location: Spartanburg, S.C. Enrollment: 1,550 Nickname: Terriers Colors: Old Gold and Black Arena (Capacity): Benjamin Johnson Arena (3,500) Athletic Director: Richard A. Johnson

University Information Location: Charleston, S.C. Enrollment: 2,139 Nickname: Bulldogs Colors: Citadel Blue and White Arena (Capacity): McAlister Field House (6,000) Athletic Director: Larry Leckonby

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Michelle Young Alma Mater: Clemson ‘98 Record at Furman (seasons): 226-150 (13) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coach: Courtney Stewardson 2011 Record: 21-9 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 13-3/2nd South 2011 Postseason: 2nd Round SoCon Tourn. Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 + libero Series: 29-35, Last Mtg.: 10/22/11 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Corey Helle Alma Mater: Nebraska ‘94 Record at Wofford (seasons): 122-195 (10) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: Tara Farmer, Kevin Wentzel 2011 Record: 14-19 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 3-13/Fifth (South) 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 13/0 Starters Returning/Lost: 6 + libero/0 Series: 21-7, Last Mtg.: 10/14/11 (W)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Amir Khaledi Alma Mater: Charleston Southern ‘84 Record at The Citadel (seasons): 8-22 (1) Career Record (seasons): 165-134 (8) Assistant Coaches: Amanda Newell, Catelyn Amende 2011 Record: 8-22 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 1-15/Sixth (South) 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/4 Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3 Series: 17-6, Last Mtg.: 10/21/11 (W)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Julie Pare (o) 864-303-3200 (e) julie.pare@furman.edu Website: www.FurmanPaladins.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Kevin Young (o) 864-597-4092 (e) youngkm@wofford.edu Website: www.WoffordTerriers.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Jon Cole (o) 843-953-5120 (e) Jon.Cole@citadel.edu Website: www.CitadelSports.com

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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

GEORGIA SOUTHERN

SOCON TOURNAMENT

OCTOBER 21, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

November 3, 2012 RAMSEY CENTER

November 16-18, 2012 BELK ARENA

University Information Location: Charleston, S.C. Enrollment: 11,617 Nickname: Cougars Colors: Maroon and White Arena (Capacity): TD Arena (5,100) Athletic Director: Joe Hull

University Information Location: Statesboro, Ga. Enrollment: 19,691 Nickname: Eagles Colors: Blue and White Arena (Capacity): Hanner Fieldhouse (4,358) Athletic Director: Sam Baker

Tournament Information Location: Davidson, N.C. Arena (Capacity): Belk Arena (5,223) Commissioner: John Iamarino

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Jason Kepner Alma Mater: Penn State ‘97 Record at CofC (seasons): 125-44 (5) Career Record (seasons): Same Assistant Coaches: Kimi Olson, Katelyn Bishop 2011 Record: 25-10 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 14-2/First in South 2011 Postseason: SoCon Runner-Up Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2 Series: 10-21, Last Mtg.: 10/22/11 (L)

Volleyball Information Head Coach: Chad Callihan Alma Mater: Radford ‘01 Record at GSU (seasons): 64-37 (3) Career Record (seasons): 184-113 (9) Assistant Coach: Crystal Poskey 2011 Record: 18-14 2011 Conference Record/Finish: 10-6 2011 Postseason: N/A Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4 Starters Returning/Lost: Series: 18-22, Last Mtg.: 11/5/11 (L)

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Will Bryan (o) 843-953-3683 (e) bryanc1@cofc.edu Website: www.NKUNorse.com

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact: Marc Gignac (o) 912-478-5071 (e) mgignac@georgiasouthern.edu Website: www.georgiasoutherneagles.com

Southern Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll School (First-Place Votes)

Total Points

North 1. Samford (10) 2. Appalachian State (2) 3. Elon 4. UNC Greensboro T5. Western Carolina T5. Chattanooga South 1. College of Charleston (6) 2. Furman (3) 3. Georgia Southern (3) 4. Davidson 5. Wofford 6. The Citadel

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65 48 41 38 27 27

59 57 52 36 26 16

Media Relations VB Media Relations Contact:Chandler Carver (o) 864-591-5100 (e) ccarver@socon.org Website: www.SoConSports.com

Preseason SoCon Poll The Western Carolina volleyball team was selected to finish tied for fifth in the Southern Conference’s North Division as voted on by the league’s head coaches. Samford was slated to win the North division, picking up 10 first-place votes and 65 overall points, with Appalachian State following the Bulldogs in the division, collecting two first-place vote and 48 overall points. Elon received 41 points votes to rank third in the division while UNCG (38), Chattanooga (27) and Western Carolina (27) rounded out the final two spots in the poll. College of Charleston was picked to win the SoCon’s South Division, earning six first-place votes and 59 overall points while Furman (57) and Georgia Southern (52) each picked up three first-place votes. Davidson (36), Wofford (26) and The Citadel (16) closed out the poll in the south division. Western Carolina did not place anyone on the SoCon Preseason All-Conference Team.

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Head Coach INTRO STAFF CATAMOUNTS REVIEW HISTORY WCU

Karen Glover 2nd Season Hiram College ‘93 Akron, Ohio

Karen Glover is in her second season at the helm of the Western Carolina volleyball program. Glover - who was named the 2011 Southern Conference Coach of the Year - led the Catamounts to 13 wins in her first season in Cullowhee, the most overall victories since the Catamounts won 16 in 2003. WCU also amassed eight conference wins, advancing to the SoCon Tournament for the first time since 2006. Western Carolina also placed two freshmen - Caitlin Piechota and Jordan Timmermann - on the SoCon AllFreshmen Team. Prior to coming to WCU, Glover was an assistant volleyball coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and worked as head coach at Arizona Western College. Glover was named Western Carolina’s ninth head volleyball coach on March 28, 2011. Glover brings over a decade of coaching experience to the program, including four seasons as a head coach in the collegiate ranks. She spent two years at Phoenix College prior to her stay at Arizona Western College. While at Arizona Western College she directed the team to a National Junior College Athletic Association Region I Tournament appearance, its ninth-consecutive regional appearance. Glover also coached four all-conference performers and an NJCAA All-American. In addition, Glover’s program attained a 3.2 overall team grade point average. Prior to her time at AWC, she spent two years as the head coach at Phoenix College. Glover turned the Lady Bears program around in her first season, as they went from 10 wins in the season prior to a playoff-bound team that won 17 of their last 25 games and finished third in the conference. The following season she directed Phoenix College to an Arizona Community College Athletic Association Co-Championship with a 16-2 league record and a fourth place finish at the national tournament. Overall, Glover had a 45-24 record in her two years at PC and was named 2007 ACCAC Coach of the Year. As well, her squads received NJCAA All-Academic recognition. Glover began her coaching career at Cactus Shadows HS where she was the varsity volleyball head coach for seven years (1999-2006). She led the program to two Arizona State Championships and five regional titles. In addition to her coaching experience, she is a member of USA Volleyball and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Glover earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and communications from Hiram College (Ohio) in 1993. Glover is also a graduate of the NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in coach and athletic administration from Concordia University Irvine.

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Assistant Coaches

Nicole McCoy INTRO STAFF CATAMOUNTS REVIEW HISTORY WCU

1st Season Mary Hardin-Baylor ‘07 Belton, Texas

Nicole McCoy was added to the Western Carolina volleyball coaching staff in July 2012. The former University of South Alabama assistant coach spent last season working with the defense. Prior to South Alabama, McCoy spent the previous four years at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, La., working three seasons as an assistant and one season as a graduate assistant for the Colonels. While at Nicholls State, she worked with the setters and the defensive specialists, supervised the academic progress of the student-athletes, initiated community service projects and worked with the strength and conditioning staff in organizing the training program for the team. During the 2010-11 academic year, McCoy was an assistant coach, while also serving in an administrative and game operations role. In 2010, NSU libero Danielle Daigle led the nation in digs per set during the season, before finishing the year ranked 11th with 5.63 digs per set. Under McCoy’s tutelage, Colonel setter Amy Whitehead also became the career leader in assists and the first Nicholls State player to eclipse the 3,000 assists mark for her career. During those two seasons, Nicholls State made its first back-to-back appearances in the Southland Conference tournament and earned the program’s first conference tourney victory in 2009, advancing to the semifinal round. Prior to becoming part of the full-time coaching staff at NSU, McCoy served one season as a graduate assistant coach, handling film exchange and team travel. McCoy arrived at Nicholls State after spending the 2006 season as a volunteer assistant at Temple College, where she helped the Leopards capture both the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference and the Region 5 championship, while also making an appearance at NJCAA national tournament. As a player, McCoy played for two years at Hill College in Hillsboro, Texas where the Rebels earned a NTJCAC championship, advanced to the Region 5 finals and finished in Top 20 of the NJCAA poll in 2002. Following her junior college experience, she played one season at the University of Texas-Dallas in Richardson, Texas. The Belton, Texas, native graduated from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in 2007 with a bachelor of science in exercise and sport science and a minor in art. In May of 2010, McCoy also earned her master’s of education degree at Nicholls State.

Jamie Stancliff 1st Season East Tennessee State ‘12 Advance, N.C.

Former East Tennessee State standout Jamie Stancliff joins the Catamount volleyball staff for the 2012 season. Stancliff - a middle blocker for the Bucs - wrapped up her career at ETSU being awarded the Bucs’ Defensive MVP Award. Stancliff was also named a Second Team All-Atlantic Sun performer after leading the league in blocks, moving into fourth place in ETSU history for most block assists in a single season with 112 during her senior year. She now holds the third and fourth spots on the list as her 124 block assists as a junior rank third in school history. Stancliff, an Advance, N.C., native was a multisport athlete at Ronald Reagan High School where she was a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and swimming, and a three-year letterwinner in cross country and track & field. Stancliff broke the school record for kills with 273 as a senior leading all players in her conference. She also has national playing experience, as she was a member of the IC Stars USA Volleyball team from 2005-07. Stancliff graduated from ETSU with a degree in Special Education in May. 2012 WCU VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE

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Support Staff BRYAN POWELL

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ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS / VOLLEYBALL CONTACT

Bryan Powell is in his second year as a member of the Western Carolina University Department of Athletics, serving as the Assistant Director of Media Relations. Powell is the sport contact for volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country, tennis and track & field while also assisting with football and men’s and women’s basketball gameday duties. The Summerville, S.C. native is also charged with recruiting, training and staffing of the WCU Media Relations’ student assistants. Powell served as the Media Coordinator for the 2012 Southern Conference Track & Field Championships and the primary media contact for the 2011 WCU Forest City Baseball Tournament. Powell came to Cullowhee in December of 2010 as a recent graduate of the University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina, Powell worked in the Gamecocks’ athletic department as a Student Assistant in the Athletics Media Relations office assisting with each of South Carolina’s 18 sports. Powell worked closely with the Southeastern Conference’s championship events, including the 2006-08 Men’s Basketball Tournaments, the 2008-10 Football Championships, the 2009 Golf Championship and the 2010 Cross Country Championship. Powell was recently married to the former Ashtan Evans of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., also a University of South Carolina graduate. He is also working towards a Masters degree in Sports Management from Texas A&M.

JADWIN BIGNON

ASSISTANT STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COORDINATOR

Jadwin Bignon enters his third season with Western Carolina’s Strength & Conditioning. Bignon works primarily with volleyball, men’s and women’s track & field, soccer and softball. He also assists with the training of the Catamount football team. Bignon earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Georgia Southern University where he studied Kinesiology obtaining degrees in exercise science. Bignon - the “Pride of Augusta” - was a defensive back for the Eagles for the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Prior to his time in Statesboro, the Augusta, Ga., native attended Augusta State. Bignon is engaged to Kayla Burch with whom he has a daughter, Saniyah, and another son on the way.

ANDREW BROWDER ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

Andrew Browder is in his second season as the Assistant Athletic Trainer for Catamount volleyball. In his position, Browder is responsible for the prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries for volleyball and for the men’s and women’s track & field teams. Browder is a 2007 Appalachian State graduate with a B.S. degree in athletic training. He also earned his M.S. in exercise science from A.S.U. in 2009. Browder was born and raised in Edenton, N.C., and enjoys collegiate wrestling, photography, hiking and participating in various sports.

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Year SP MP 2011 15 9 Total 15 9

K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 9-8-37 .027 0.60 5 0.33 0-0 0.00 0 2 0.13 0-1-1 0.07 6 0 9-8-37 .027 0.60 5 0.33 0-0 0.00 0 2 0.13 0-1-1 0.07 6 0


Right Side • 6-3 • So. • Holly Springs, N.C. (Holly Springs)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: 5 Attempts: 12 Assists: 2 (2x) Digs: 1 Service Aces: N/A Total Blocks 1

USC Upstate (8/26/11) USC Upstate (8/26/11) last vs. Western Michigan (8/27/11) Virginia (8/27/11) USC Upstate (8/26/11)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Set a career-high with five kills against USC Upstate (8/26) ... Picked up a block against USC Upstate (8/26).

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time team captain... Named team’s Most Outstanding Player for junior and senior seasons... Selected to the Second Team All-Conference as a junior and First Team All-Conference as a senior... Three-time Academic All-Conference... Junior and senior class secretary.

PERSONAL: Full name is Brandi Lynn Anderson... Daughter of Pat and Julie Anderson... Motion Picture & Television Production major... Has one older sibling, Brittany.

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Year SP MP 2011 7 4 Total 7 4

K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 0-1-1 -1.000 0.0 0 0.00 0-0 0.00 1 3 0.43 0-0-0 0.00 0 0 0-1-1 -1.000 0.0 0 0.00 0-0 0.00 1 3 0.43 0-0-0 0.00 0 0


Middle Blocker • 5-10 • So. • Carrizo Springs, Texas (Carrizo Springs)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: N/A Attempts: 1 Assists: N/A Digs: 2 Service Aces: N/A Total Blocks N/A

UNC Asheville (10/4/11) Purdue (9/10/11)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Missed the beginning of the season due to foot injury ... Picked up two digs against nationally-ranked Purdue (9/10) ... Saw action against UNC Asheville (10/4) and The Citadel (10/21).

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time First-Team All-District selection... Also played on the golf and track & field teams... Elected student council and class president at Carrizo Springs... Named her graduating class’ Salutatorian.

PERSONAL: Full name is Leah Fikre Butler... Daughter of Micheal Butler and Selamawit Butler... Speaks Amharic, a language spoken in Ethiopia ... Also participated in outdoor track & field for Coach Danny Williamson and the Catamount Track & Field team.

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Returning Players

Year SP MP 2010 111 32 2011 90 25 Total 201 57

K-E-TA 2-4-13 1-2-12 3-6-25

PCT -.154 -.083 -.120

K/S 0.02 0.01 0.01

A 30 13 43

A/S SA-SE 0.27 18-35 0.14 3-5 0.21 21-40

SA/S 0.16 0.03 0.10

RE 51 31 82

DIG 459 417 876

D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 4.14 0-0-0 0.00 0 1 4.63 0-0-0 0.00 0 0 4.36 0-0-0 0.00 0 1


Libero • 5-7 • Jr. • Lakeland, Fla. (Eastern Alamance)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: 4 (2x) Attempts: Assists: 4 Digs: 29 Service Aces: 3 Total Blocks N/A

last vs. UNCG (11/12/10) USC Upstate (9/22/10) UNC Asheville (9/18/10) Elon (10/3/10)

HONORS AND AWARDS • 2010 SoCon All-Freshman Team

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011):

HIGH SCHOOL:

Missed several games due to an illness ... Started at the libero position in every match that she was healthy ... Led the team in digs (417) ... First on the team in digs per set (4.63) ... That number put her 5th in the SoCon in digs per set in 2011 ... Match-highs in digs on Oct. 4 (20 vs. UNC Asheville) and Oct. 7 (19 vs. Davidson) ... Set season-high in digs with 20 against UNC Asheville (10/4) ... Tallied over 15 digs in the last seven matches, dating back to Oct 22.

Four-year letterwinner at Eastern Alamance High School... Helped her team to conference titles during her junior and senior campaigns... Selected to the all-conference team in 2007-09, earning Player of the Year accolades in 2009... Named Eastern Alamance High School’s Athlete of the Year during her senior year... Helped her team capture the 2009 Invitational Championships, earning Most Outstanding Player honors... Ranked as the No. 1 defensive player in North Carolina according to MaxPreps.com.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Named to the 2010 SoCon All-Freshman Team as a Libero... Played in all 32 matches for the Catamounts, starting the majority at the libero position... One of the top defensive players for WCU, recording a team-high 459 digs, a dig/set avg. of 4.14... Fourth on the team in service aces with 18... Fourth in the SoCon in total digs (top freshman in this category)... Career best 29 digs against mountainrival UNC Asheville (9/18)... Also notched 26 digs at Chattanooga (10/9)... Logged 21 digs against Bethune-Cookman (9/26)... Recorded four assists against USC Upstate (9/22).

PERSONAL: Full name is Morgan Brittney Cochran... Daughter of Van and Nancy Cochran... Has three brothers, Waylon, Logan and Carson... Hobbies include playing the guitar and piano in addition to singing.

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Year SP MP K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 2011 15 11 11-3-23 .348 0.73 0 0.00 1-3 0.26 0 2 0.13 0-5-5 0.33 0 1 Total 15 11 11-3-23 .348 0.73 0 0.00 1-3 0.26 0 2 0.13 0-5-5 0.33 0 1


Middle Blocker • 6-0 • So. • Aberdeen, N.C. (Pinecrest HS)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: 4 Attempts: 5 (2x) Assists: N/A Digs: 1 (2x) Service Aces: 1 Total Blocks 2

Elon (10/29/11) last vs. Elon (10/29/11) last vs.Elon (10/29/11) North Carolina A&T (9/2/11) North Carolina A&T (9/2/11)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):

PERSONAL:

Saw action in ten matches ... Logged two kills against Western Michigan (8/27) ... Tallied two blocks and an ace against N.C. A&T (9/2) ... Picked up two kills against The Citadel (10/21) ... Had career match against Elon (10/29) in which she posted four kills, hitting .800 percent for the match, in three sets of action, including the gamewinner in the fifth set.

Full name is Addysen McKay George... Daughter of Clint and Mindy George... Born in West Jordan, Utah... Is the oldest of five children... Plays the violin and piano... Great-uncle, Johnny Longden, won the Triple Crown on Count Fleet in 1943... He was 4’9”.

HIGH SCHOOL: Enrolled at WCU in the spring of 2011 after graduating a semester early from Pinecrest High School with a 3.95 G.P.A. in Southern Pines, N.C... Selected to the All-Southeastern Conference Team her junior and senior seasons... Named the 2010 Southeastern Conference Player of the Year... Began high school career at Ramstein High School in Germany... Three-time letterwinner at Pinecrest... Notched 48 service aces and 49 blocks her senior season... Also competed in soccer and basketball.

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Year SP MP 2011 6 5 Total 6 5

K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 0-0-0 .000 0.00 0 0.00 0-0 0.00 0 4 0.67 0-0-0 0.00 0 0 0-0-0 .000 0.00 0 0.00 0-0 0.00 0 4 0.67 0-0-0 0.00 0 0


Defensive Specialist • 5-5 • So. • Concord, N.C. (Jay M. Robinson HS)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: N/A Attempts: N/A Assists: N/A Digs: 1 (3x) Service Aces: N/A Total Blocks N/A

last vs. Elon 9/20/11

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011): Saw action in five matches ... Picked up a dig in four of the five matches (9/2, N.C. A&T; 9/9 Ball State; 9/30, Elon; 9/21, The Citadel).

HIGH SCHOOL (2010): Two-time Most Valuable Player at Jay M. Robinson... Received All-Southern Piedmont Conference honors as a senior... Earned the 100 Club Award for reaching 100 assists... Named the U.S. Marine Corp Distinguished Athlete at Jay M. Robinson as a senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Mallory Katherine Harris... Is the daughter of Tracy Montalvo... Has one sibling, a brother, named Kyle.

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Year SP MP 2011 96 29 Total 96 29

K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 0-3-24 -.125 0.00 13 014 2-0 0.14 9 229 2.39 0-0-0 0.00 0 1 0-3-24 -.125 0.00 13 014 2-0 0.14 9 229 2.39 0-0-0 0.00 0 1


Defensive Specialist • 5-8 • So. • Albemarle, N.C. (Albemarle HS)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: N/A Attempts: 4 Assists: 2 (2x) Digs: 26 Service Aces: 1 (2x) Total Blocks N/A

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):

Gardner-Webb (9/16/11) last vs. The Citadel (10/21/11) Gardner-Webb (9/16/11) last vs. Wofford (10/14/11)

PERSONAL:

Finished the season fifth on the team in digs with 229, Full name is Paige Ashley McConlogue... Daughter of averaging 2.39 digs per set ... Started at libero during John and Joanne McConlogue... Enjoys cooking and Morgan Cochran’s absence for illness ... Set careerdecorating wedding cakes. high, team-high 26 digs against Gardner-Webb (9/16) ... Tallied double-digits in the digs category on 10 occasions (22 vs. Jacksonville State, 9/10; 26 vs. GardnerWebb, 9/16; 10 vs. Charleston Southern 17, 9/17; vs. Gardner-Webb, 9/21; 11 vs. Davidson, 10/7; 11 vs. Wofford, 10/14; 17 vs. UNCG, 10/30; 17 vs. Georgia Southern, 11/5; 11 vs. Appalachian State, 11/8) ... Match-highs in digs (26 vs. Gardner-Webb, 9/16) and (22 vs. UNC Asheville, 9/13) ... Tallied two assists in the 3-0 sweep against The Citadel.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Albemarle High School... Named to all-conference and all-county teams all four years... Only the second to reach 1,000 points in school history... Also selected to all-conference and all-county teams in basketball and soccer, where she received player of the year honors in the Yadkin Valley Conference for both basketball and soccer.

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Year SP MP K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 2011 108 30 286-94-1063 .181 2.65 16 0.15 17-23 0.16 46 311 2.88 2-15-17 0.16 1 4 Total 108 30 286-94-1063 .181 2.65 16 0.15 17-23 0.16 46 311 2.88 2-15-17 0.16 1 4


Outside Hitter • 5-10 • So. • Batavia, Ill. (Batavia HS)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: 18 Attempts: 65 Assists: 4 Digs: 23 Service Aces: 2 (2x) Total Blocks 2 (4x)

UNCA (9/13/11) UNCG (10/30/11) Appalachian State (10/12/11) Wofford (10/14/11) last vs. Campbell (9/2/11) last vs. Chattanooga (9/24/11)

HONORS AND AWARDS • 2011 SoCon All-Freshman Team • 2011 Courtyard Classic All-Tournament Team • SoCon Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 19) • SoCon Freshman of the Week (Sept. 6) FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):

PERSONAL:

Led the team in kills with 286 ... Led the team in kills per set with 2.65 ... Second on the team in doubledoubles with 12 (9/13: 18 kills, 12 digs; 9/16: 12 kills, 18 digs; 9/17: 11 kills, 10 digs; 9/21: 13 kills, 18 digs; 10/14: 10 kills, 23 digs; 10/16: 11 kills, 12 digs; 10/22: 11 kills, 10 digs; 10/29: 12 kills, 14 digs; 10/30: 17 kills, 11 digs; 11/5: 11 kills, 13 digs; 11/12: 15 kills, 16 digs; 11/13: 12 kills, 22 digs) ... Reached double figures in kills 16 times along with reaching at least ten digs in 14 matches ... Match high in kills five times (18 vs. UNC Asheville, 9/13; 13 vs. GWU, 9/21; 13 vs. Campbell, 9/2; 12 vs. GWU, 9/16; 11 vs Furman, 10/16).

Full name is Caitlin Rae Piechota... Daughter of Joe and Kim Piechota... Caitlin received her athletic genes naturally, as her mother, Kim, played collegiate volleyball and her father, Joe, played minor league baseball in the Montreal Expos’ organization... Caitlin is left-handed.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Batavia High School’s Most Valuable Player as a freshman and a sophomore ... Selected as the Upstate Eight Conference Player of the Year for efforts during her junior and senior seasons ... Also chosen as the 2010 Kane County Player of the Year ... Logged 224 points and 217 digs as a senior ... High school team won the 2010 Upstate Eight Conference title.

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Year SP 2009 59 2010 58 2011 116 Total 233

MP K-E-TA PCT 24 78-61-280 .061 30 70-62-269 .030 33 181-106-609 .123 87 329-229-1158 .086

K/S 1.32 1.21 1.56 1.41

A 8 2 7 17

A/S 0.14 0.03 0.06 0.07

SA-SE 7-21 2-6 28-49 37-76

SA/S 0.12 0.03 0.24 0.16

RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 2 42 0.71 2-18-20 0.34 1 1 0 31 0.53 1-13-14 0.24 3 0 4 149 1.28 5-53-58 0.50 2 1 6 222 0.95 8-84-92 0.39 6 2


Right Side• 5-11 • Sr. • Gaston, Ind. (Wes-Del HS)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: 12 Attempts: 32 Assists: 2 (2x) Digs: 20 Service Aces: 4 Total Blocks 6 (3x)

JUNIOR SEASON (2011): Match-high 20 digs and 12 kills against UNC Asheville (9/13) ... Fifth on the team in kills with 177 ... Third on the team in total blocks with 55 ... Match-high 6 blocks against Chattanooga (9/24) ... Double-digits in kills twice. The first against UNCA (9/13) with 12 and the second against College of Charleston (10/22) with 11 ... Double-digits in digs three times (10 vs. USC Upstate, 9/26; 20 vs. UNCA, 9/13; 14 vs. Charleston Southern, 9/17).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010): Played in 30 of 32 matches ... Totaled 70 kills, averaging 1.21 kills per set ... Posted a season-high 11 kills against The Citadel (10/30) ... Recorded 14 blocks (1 solo and 13 block assists)and totaled 31 digs, two assists and two service aces for the season ... Had a season-high five digs against The Citadel (10/30).

UNC Asheville (9/13/11) UNC Asheville (9/13/11) last vs. UNC Asheville (9/13/11) UNC Asheville (9/13/11) Bradley (9/4/09) last vs. Chattanooga (11/13/11)

digs against Elon (11/15).

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner at Wes-Del High School ...Was a All-State First-Team selection in 2008 and an All-State Second-Team honoree in 2007 ... Named to the All-Conference Team from 2007-08 ... Earned All-County accolades in 2008 ... Selected as the Offensive Player of the Year in the county.

PERSONAL: Full name is Abigayle Elizabeth Scroggins ... Daughter of Michael and Lisa Scroggins ... Has one brother, Zak Hiatt.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009): Played in 25 of 30 matches... Had 84 kills, averaging 1.33 kills per set... Posted a season-high 10 kills in the team’s final match of the season against Elon (11/15) ... Recorded 23 blocks (three solo and 20 block assists)... Had a season-high six blocks against Samford (11/8) ... Had 45 digs, eight assists and seven service aces... Posted a season-high six

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Year SP MP K-E-TA PCT K/S A A/S SA-SE SA/S RE DIG D/S BS-BA-TB B/S BE BHE 2011 117 33 251-142-1069 .102 2.15 17 0.15 25-53 0.21 57 355 3.03 10-40-50 0.43 1 1 Total 117 33 251-142-1069 .102 2.15 17 0.15 25-53 0.21 57 355 3.03 10-40-50 0.43 1 1


Outside Hitter • 5-9 • So. • Florissant, Mo. (Incarnate Word Academy)

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 CAREER HIGHS Hitting Pct. (min. 10 kills): Kills: 14 (2x) Attempts: 60 Assists: 3 Digs: 21 Service Aces: 3 Total Blocks 5

last vs. Georgia Southern (11/5/11) College of Charleston (10/22/11) UNC Asheville (9/13/11) Wofford (10/14/11) Davidson (10/7/11) Chattanooga (11/13/11)

HONORS AND AWARDS • 2011 SoCon All-Freshman Team • Two-time SoCon Freshman of the Week (Sept. 19, Oct. 17)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011):

PERSONAL:

Second on the team in digs with 355 (3.03 per set) ... Seven double-doubles for the season, including four in a row (11/14-11-30) ... Match-high four blocks against Gardner-Webb on (9/21) ... Logged double-digit kills against UNC Asheville (11, 9/13) and Gardner-Webb (11, 9/16) in consecutive matches as well as against Wofford (14, 10/14), The Citadel (11 kills, 10/21), the College of Charleston (11 kills, 10/22), Elon (12 kills, 10/29), UNCG (10 kills, 10/30), Georgia Southern (10 kills, 11/5) and Appalachian State (10 kills, 11/8) ... Tallied double-digit digs on 14 different occasions (12 vs. USC Upstate; 12 vs. Western Michigan; 11 vs. UNC Asheville; 13 vs. Gardner-Webb; 12 vs. USC Upstate; 16 vs. Charleston Southern; 11 vs. Gardner-Webb; 14 vs. Chattanooga; 15 vs. Samford; 15 vs. Elon; 15 vs. UNC; 15 vs. Davidson; 21 vs. Wofford; 14 vs. Furman; 18 vs. College of Charleston; 11 vs. Elon; 14 vs. UNCG; 10 vs Georgia Southern; 22 vs Chattanooga - Career High.

Daughter of Joe and Phyllis Timmerman ... Has three siblings.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time District and Sectional Champion at Incarnate Word Academy ... Two-time All-Conference selection ... Selected Second-Team All-State as a senior. Also made the All-District, All-Conference and All-Metro teams during her final season at Incarnate Word ... Named team captain for her senior season.

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HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year varsity starter at Mount Tabor ... Earned all-conference and all-county honors all three years ... As a sophomore, earned Most Improved Player honors, Great Eight All-Tournament Honorable mention and recognition by PrepVolleyball.com on its “Best Varsity Playing Sophomores in Country” list ... Led the team in aces, serve receipts and digs as a junior while also being third in kills ... Selected as team captain as a senior and earned Mount Tabor’s Most Outstanding Player award ... Named Co-Conference Player of the Year during her final season ... Was also a member of Set Point Volleyball Club where she was a three-time Carolina Region All-Tournament Team member and also selected as Carolina Region Tournament MVP honors in 2009 ... Played soccer and basketball and earned all-conference and all-region honors in soccer. PERSONAL: Daughter of Scot and Ellen Mulheron ... Has a brother named Corbin ... Also enjoys skiing, wakeboarding, boating and swimming..

HIGH SCHOOL: The coaches of the Big South 3A Conference named Kings Mountain (N.C.) High School senior middle blocker Nicole Ford its volleyball Player of the Year ... Ford led her team in kills (2.6) and digs per game (2.5), also pacing the team in kills, as a junior in 2010 ... Kings Mountain won the Big South championship finishing with an 11-1 record for the season ... Ford was also the Mountaineers’ captain for her senior year ... She played club volleyball with the CJV 16’s Blaze. PERSONAL: Daughter of Darryl Ford and Linda Duffin-Ford ... Has an older brother.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the Spring Valley varsity team all four years of high school ... Named Best All-Around Player as a freshman ... Received the Captain’s Award three of her four years ... Named First Team Palmetto Region as a freshman and a sophomore while being named All-Region as a junior and senior ... Named All-State as a senior ... Also played soccer at Spring Valley ... Chose to forego the second half of her senior year to enroll at WCU in January. PERSONAL: Daughter of Jenaro and Carmen Nazario ... Has a pair of twin siblings, Maritere and Ana ... Maritere played volleyball for Presbyterian College and mother, Carmen, played at the University of Pittsburgh and for the Puerto Rican National Team ... Speaks Spanish and plays the violin.

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Freshman-Junior: Played for Lenoir-Rhyne University ... Transferred to Western Carolina in 2012. Crawley led the Bears in aces in 2011 with 36 ... Finished fourth on the team in digs with 262 (2.65 d/s) ... In 2010, Crawley was third on the team in kills with 144 (1.41 k/s) ... She was also third in assists (114), fourth in blocks (45.0) and digs (151) ... As a freshman Crawley played in 77 matches, picking up 63 kills, 17 blocks and 192 digs.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Crawley attended Swain County in Bryson City, N.C. ... Named to the all-Smokey Mountain Conference team as a sophomore and a junior. As a senior was named Volleyball Player of the Year ... Won the state championship as a senior with a 31-1 record winning MVP of the State Games ... Also played basketball and softball being named Player of the Year in basketball as a junior... Was also named the Western Carolina Female Athlete of the Year by the Asheville Citizen-Times. PERSONAL: Cayla Rae Crawley is the daughter of Paul and Wanda Crawley ... Older brother, Justin, played baseball for WCU during the 2008 and 2009 seasons and was Director of Baseball Operations for his final season after sustaining an ankle injury.

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time all-conference setter at Wakefield High School ... Two-time team captain while also being named Wakefield’s Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Holds the Wakefield assists record with 1375 ... Helped lead Wakefield to three consecutive conference championships for the first time in its history ... Won her team’s Senior Leadership Award and also was honored with Distinguished Honors in the classroom as Pfeiffer had a 4.84 GPA ... Ranked 24th out of 609 in her graduating class. PERSONAL: Daughter of Rick and Andrea Pfeiffer ... Twin Sister - Bryn - will be a freshman volleyball player at UNC Asheville ... Father played baseball at the University of Evansville ... Enjoys singing, dancing, swimming and boating.

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2011 Results/Match Highs/Miscellaneous Stats 08/26 08/27 08/27 09/02 09/02 09/03 09/03 09/09 09/10 09/10 09/13 09/16 09/17 09/17 09/21 09/24 09/25 09/30 10/01 10/04 10/07 10/12 10/14 10/16 10/21 10/22 10/29 10/30 11/05 11/08 11/12 11/13 11/19

OPPONENT

vs. USC Upstate (1) vs. W. Michigan (1) at Virginia (1) vs. NC A&T (2) vs. Campbell (2) vs. Wisconsin (2) at NC State (2) vs. Ball State (3) at No. 13 Purdue (3) vs. JSU (3) UNC ASHEVILLE vs. GWU (4) at USC Upstate (4) vs. CSU (4) at GWU CHATTANOOGA* SAMFORD* at Elon* at UNCG* at UNC Asheville at Davidson* at Appalachian State* WOFFORD* FURMAN* at The Citadel* at C. of Charleston* ELON* UNCG* GEORGIA SOUTHERN* APPALACHIAN STATE* at Samford* at Chattanooga* vs. Furman (5)

RESULT (SETS)

RECORD (SoCon)

L, 0-3 (19-25, 23-25, 17-25) L, 0-3 (20-25, 15-25, 11-25) L, 0-3 (12-25, 10-25, 18-25) W, 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-11) W, 3-0 (25-19, 25-10, 25-20) L, 0-3 (12-25, 18-25, 14-25) L, 0-3 (16-25, 19-25, 18-25) L, 0-3 (20-25, 14-25, 15-25) L, 0-3 (11-25, 17-25, 16-25) L, 0-3 (16-25, 18-25, 14-25) W, 3-1 (22-25, 25-23, 28-26, 25-23) W, 3-2 (25-21, 25-21, 21-25, 22-25, 15-6) L, 0-3 (22-25, 17-25, 20-25) W, 3-0 (26-24, 25-20, 25-20) L, 0-3 (21-25, 19-25, 24-26) W, 3-1 (20-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-20) L, 0-3 (19-25, 18-25, 25-27) L, 0-3 (14-25, 23-25, 25-27) W, 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-22) L, 0-3 (16-25, 23-25, 22-25) W, 3-2 (26-24, 14-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-9) L, 0-3 (16-25, 16-25, 21-25) W, 3-2 (25-15, 25-18, 22-25, 20-25, 15-9) L, 1-3 (25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 18-25) W, 3-0 (26-24, 25-16, 25-17) L, 1-3 (18-25, 25-22, 22-25, 22-25) W, 3-2 (25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 18-25, 15-13) L, 1-3 (20-25, 28-30, 25-18, 17-25) L, 1-3 (16-25, 25-21, 20-25, 18-25) W, 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-23, 25-22) L, 1-3 (16-25, 29-27, 19-25, 18-25) W, 3-2 (25-27, 25-19,22-25, 25-22, 15-12) L, 0-3 (19-25, 18-25, 23-25)

0-1 (0-0) 0-2 (0-0) 0-3 (0-0) 1-3 (0-0) 2-3 (0-0) 2-4 (0-0) 2-5 (0-0) 2-6 (0-0) 2-7 (0-0) 2-8 (0-0) 3-8 (0-0) 4-8 (0-0) 4-9 (0-0) 5-9 (0-0) 5-10 (0-0) 6-10 (1-0) 6-11 (1-1) 6-12 (1-2) 7-12 (2-2) 7-13 (2-2) 8-13 (3-2) 8-14 (3-3) 9-14 (4-3) 9-15 (4-4) 10-15 (5-4) 10-16 (5-5) 11-16 (6-5) 11-17 (6-6) 11-18 (6-7) 12-18 (7-7) 12-19 (7-8) 13-19 (8-8) 13-20 (8-8)

KILLS

Minogue (9) Minogue (12) Scroggins (8) Piechota (10) Piechota (13) Piechota (10) Stoltz (9) Minogue (8) Minogue (9) Stoltz (6) Piechota (18) Minogue, Piechota (12) Piechota (11) Minogue (12) Piechota (13) Minogue (12) Three with 7 Timmermann (7) Piechota (9) Piechota (9) Minogue (13) Timmermann (9) Stoltz, Timmermann (14) Piechota (11) Timmermann (11) Three with 11 Stoltz (15) Piechota (17) Timmermann (14) Stoltz (12) Timmermann (15) Minogue (24) Piechota (9)

ASSISTS

DIGS

TIME

Lysik (29) Cochran (16) 1:23 Lysik (23) Cochran (17) 1:07 Lysik (12) Timmermann (7) 1:11 Lysik (33) Cochran (11) 1:02 Lysik (35) Cochran (17) 1:08 Lysik (19) Cochran (13) 1:15 Lysik (27) Lysik (11) 1:12 Lysik (21) Lysik (5) 1:05 Lysik (21) Piechota (7) 1:15 Lysik (18) McConlogue (8) 1:07 Lysik (39) McConlogue (22) 2:02 Lysik (35) McConlogue (18) 2:10 Lysik (29) Timmermann (12) 1:28 Lysik (38) Timmermann (16) 1:06 Lysik (28) Piechota (18) 1:30 Lysik (33) Cochran (16) 1:45 Lysik (26) Cochran (14) 1:21 Lysik (18) Cochran, Timmermann (15) 1:34 Lysik (24) Timmermann (15) 1:18 Lysik (27) Cochran (20) 1:27 Lysik (41) Cochran (19) 2:11 Lysik (25) Cochran (15) 1:26 Lysik (42) Cochran (25) 2:04 Lysik (32) Cochran (25) 1:50 Lysik (11) Cochran (11) 1:17 Lysik (39) Cochran (19) 1:55 Lysik (41) Cochran (22) 2:11 Lysik (47) Cochran (21) 2:01 Lysik (40) Cochran (20) 2:00 Lysik (39) Cochran (23) 1:57 Lysik (42) Cochran, Piechota (16) 1:25 Lysik (48) Piechota, Timmermann (22) 2:14 Lysik (29) Cochran (16) 1:34

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DATE

Rankings reflect AVCA Top 25 on day of match; Home matches are bolded and played at Ramsey Center; [1] Marriott Cavalier Classic [Charlottesville, Va.]; [2] Courtyard Midtown Classic [Raleigh, N.C.]; [3] Active Ankle Challenge [West Lafayette, Ind.]; [4] Spartan Classic [Spartanburg, S.C.]; [5] Southern Conference Volleyball Championship [Birmingham, Ala.]; * Southern Conference match.

KILLS LEADER ($) Caitlin Piechota Carrie Minogue Jordan Timmermann Rebecca Stoltz Abbey Scroggins

DOUBLE-FIGURE KILLS Caitlin Piechota Carrie Minogue Jordan Timmermann Rebecca Stoltz Abbey Scroggins

20+ KILLS MATCHES Carrie Minogue

ASSISTS LEADER Brittany Lysik

40+ ASSISTS MATCHES Brittany Lysik

DIGS LEADER (^) Morgan Cochran Jordan Timmermann Caitlin Piechota Paige McConlogue Brittany Lysik

DOUBLE-FIGURE DIGS Morgan Cochran Jordan Timmermann Brittany Lysik Caitlin Piechota Paige McConlogue Abbey Scroggins Rebecca Stoltz

13 9 8 5 3 16 11 9 4 2 1 33 7 21 6 4 3 2 22 17 15 15 10 3 1

20+ DIGS

Morgan Cochran Jordan Timmermann Caitlin Piechota Paige McConlogue Abbey Scroggins

BLOCKS LEADER (!) Carrie Minogue Rebecca Stoltz Jordan Timmermann Abbey Scroggins Brittany Lysik Caitlin Piechota

5+ BLOCKS MATCHES Rebecca Stoltz Carrie Minogue Abbey Scroggins Jordan Timmermann

6 2 2 2 1 15 15 5 4 3 1 5 3 2 1

$ = Minogue & Piechota along with Stoltz & Timmermann shared kills lead once. A three-way tie occured twice with Minogue, Timmermann & Scroggins and Timmermann, Piechota, Scroggins.

2011 WCU RECORD WHEN...

Overall Home Away Neutral SoCon SoCon Home SoCon Away Non-Conference Non-Conference Home Non-Conference Away Non-Conference Neutral Top 25 Opponents Three-Set Matches Four-Set Matches Five-Set Matches Leading 2-0

13-19 5-4 4-10 4-6 8-8 4-4 4-4 5-12 1-0 0-6 4-6 0-1 5-15 3-5 5-0 7-0

Tied 1-1 Trailing 2-0 Leading 2-1 Trailing 2-1 Tied 2-2 August September October November Tuesday Wednesday Friday Saturday Sunday Day Matches Night Matches

6-4 0-15 7-0 1-5 5-0 0-3 6-9 5-5 2-3 2-0 0-2 6-3 4-10 1-3 7-13 6-7

^ = Cochran & Timmermann along with Cochran & Piechota shared digs lead once. Piechota & Timmermann also shared digs lead once. ! = Two-way tie for blocks leader occurred four times (Timmermann & Stoltz, Minogue & Timmermann, Stoltz & Scroggins, and Lysik & Stoltz). Three-way tie for blocks leader occurred twice (Minogue, Lysik, and Stoltz & Minogue, Stoltz and Scroggins) and a four-way tie for blocks leader occured once (Minogue, Lysik, Stoltz and Scroggins).

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2011 Statistics / Category Leaders OVERALL STATISTICS

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## 10 1 9 6 12 3 5 11 15 7 4 14 2

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Player Caitlin Piechota Carrie Minogue Jordan Timmermann Rebecca Stoltz Abbey Scroggins Brittany Lysik Addy George Brandi Anderson Lauren Johnston Morgan Cochran Leah Butler Paige McConlogue Mallory Harris TEAM WCU Opponents

sp 108 117 117 117 116 117 15 15 8 90 7 96 6 - 117 117

K-E-TA Pct 286-94-1063 .181 281-72-703 .297 251-142-1069 .102 205-89-584 .199 181-106-609 .123 45-22-146 .158 11-3-23 .348 9-8-37 .027 3-5-12 -.167 1-2-12 -.083 0-1-1 -1.00 0-3-24 -.125 0-0-0 .000 - - 1273-548-4284 .169 1606-657-4552 .208

K/S 2.65 2.40 2.15 1.75 1.56 0.38 0.73 0.60 0.38 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 10.88 13.73

A A/S 16 0.15 30 0.26 17 0.15 40 0.34 7 0.06 1037 8.86 0 0.00 5 0.33 0 0.00 13 0.14 0 0.00 13 0.14 0 0.00 - - 1178 10.07 1484 12.68

SA-SE 17-23 21-19 25-53 37-36 28-49 31-37 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-5 0-0 2-0 0-0 - 165-225 183-229

SA/S 0.16 0.18 0.21 0.32 0.24 0.26 0.07 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.02 0.00 - 1.41 1.56

RE 46 6 57 12 4 2 0 0 0 31 1 9 0 14 182 163

DIG 311 96 355 94 149 321 2 2 2 417 3 229 4 - 1985 2197

D/S 2.88 0.82 3.03 0.80 1.28 2.74 0.13 0.13 0.25 4.63 0.43 2.39 0.67 - 16.97 18.78

BS-BA-TB B/S 2-15-17 0.16 19-68-87 0.74 10-40-50 0.43 15-65-80 0.68 5-53-58 0.50 4-29-33 0.28 0-5-5 0.33 0-1-1 0.07 0-1-1 0.12 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 - - 55-277-193.5 1.65 35-274 -172.0 1.47

BE BHE 1 4 5 2 1 1 2 4 2 1 4 17 0 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - - 21 31 58 16

K-E-TA Pct 157-37-388 .309 154-52-639 .160 147-72-611 .123 121-39-306 .268 88-48-306 .131 24-11-78 .167 7-0-8 .875 1-1-5 .000 0-0-0 .000 0-2-3 -.667 0-0-0 .000 0-2-7 -.286 0-0-11 .000 - - 699-265-2363 .184 888-377-2574 .199

K/S 2.49 2.44 2.33 1.92 1.40 0.38 1.17 0.33 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 - 11.10 14.10

A 19 11 6 24 2 574 0 0 0 0 0 11 6 - 653 835

SA-SE 15-11 8-15 13-27 24-20 15-29 15-17 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 - 91-120 83-130

SA/S 0.24 0.13 0.21 0.38 0.24 0.24 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 - 1.44 1.32

RE 0 28 26 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 21 2 2 82 90

DIG 55 187 205 38 44 186 1 1 0 1 2 292 123 - 1135 1245

D/S 0.87 2.97 3.25 0.60 0.70 2.95 0.17 0.33 0.00 1.00 1.00 4.63 1.98 - 18.02 19.76

BS-BA-TB B/S 11-43-54 0.86 1-10-11 0.17 3-24-27 0.43 11-40-51 0.81 4-31-35 0.56 3-20-23 0.37 0-1-1 0.17 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 0-0-0 0.00 - - 33-169-117.5 1.87 15-132 -81.0 1.29

BE BHE 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - 10 9 33 6

SoCon STATISTICS ## 1 10 9 6 12 3 5 11 4 15 2 7 14

Player Carrie Minogue Caitlin Piechota Jordan Timmermann Rebecca Stoltz Abbey Scroggins Brittany Lysik Addy George Brandi Anderson Leah Butler Lauren Johnston Mallory Harris Morgan Cochran Paige McConlogue TEAM WCU Opponents

KILLS PER SET

Caitlin Piechota Carrie Minogue Jordan Timmermann Rebecca Stoltz

sp 63 63 63 63 63 63 6 3 1 1 2 63 62 - 63 117

2.65 (286) 2.40 (281) 2.15 (251) 1.75 (205)

TOTAL ATTACKS

Jordan Timmermann Caitlin Piechota Carrie Minogue Abbey Scroggins

1069 1063 703 609

HITTING PERCENTAGE Addy George Carrie Minogue Rebecca Stoltz Caitlin Piechota

ASSISTS PER SET Brittany Lysik

ACES PER SET

Rebecca Stoltz Brittany Lysik Abbey Scroggins Jordan Timmermann Carrie Minogue

DIGS PER SET

Morgan Cochran Jordan Timmermann Caitlin Piechota Brittany Lysik

.348 .297 .199 .181 8.86

0.32 (37) 0.26 (31) 0.24 (28) 0.21 (25) 0.18 (21)

BLOCK SOLOS

Carrie Minogue Rebecca Stoltz Jordan Timmermann Abbey Scroggins Brittany Lysik Caitlin Piechota

A/S 0.30 0.17 0.10 0.38 0.03 9.11 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.10 - 10.37 13.25 19 15 10 5 4 2

BLOCK ASSISTS Carrie Minogue Rebecca Stoltz Abbey Scroggins Jordan Timmermann Brittany Lysik Caitlin Piechota

68 65 53 40 29 15

TOTAL BLOCKS PER SET Carrie Minogue Rebecca Stoltz Abbey Scroggins Jordan Timmermann Addy George Brittany Lysik

DOUBLE-DOUBLES Brittany Lysik Caitlin Piechota Jordan Timmermann Abbey Scroggins

0.74 (87) 0.68 (80) 0.50 (53) 0.43 (50) 0.33 (5) 0.28 (33) 15 12 7 1

4.63 (417) 3.03 (355) 2.88 (311) 2.74 (321)

Carrie Minogue

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2011 Results WESTERN CAROLINA VS. OPPONENTS 08/26 08/27 08/27 09/02 09/02 09/03 09/03 09/09 09/10 09/10 09/13 09/16 09/17 09/17 09/21 09/24 09/25 09/30 10/01 10/04 10/07 10/12 10/14 10/16 10/21 10/22 10/29 10/30 11/05 11/08 11/12 11/13 11/19

OPPONENT

SCORE GP KILL

vs. USC Upstate (1) vs. W. Michigan (1) at Virginia (1) vs. NC A&T (2) vs. Campbell (2) vs. Wisconsin (2) at NC State (2) vs. Ball State (3) at No. 13 Purdue (3) vs. JSU (3) UNC ASHEVILLE vs. GWU (4) at USC Upstate (4) vs. CSU (4) at GWU CHATTANOOGA* SAMFORD* at Elon* at UNCG* at UNC Asheville at Davidson* at Appalachian State* WOFFORD* FURMAN* at The Citadel* at C. of Charleston* ELON* UNCG* GEORGIA SOUTHERN* APPALACHIAN STATE* at Samford* at Chattanooga* vs. Furman (5)

0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 3-0 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-1 3-2 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-1 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 3-2 0-3 3-2 1-3 3-0 1-3 3-2 1-3 1-3 3-1 1-3 3-2 0-3

3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 5 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 5 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 4 4 4 5 3

35/47 28/54 15/43 35/14 43/23 24/40 33/50 23/42 23/46 21/40 56/59 52/56 35/39 47/34 35/42 40/53 31/51 21/51 30/37 33/41 48/60 32/51 59/47 40/55 43/33 50/63 51/69 54/65 48/62 50/59 42/67 60/65 36/48

ERR ATT

14/14 8/14 18/11 13/26 19/18 27/10 11/10 12/12 15/13 15/18 22/28 14/28 18/12 21/20 25/21 14/36 12/15 14/14 6/27 17/11 22/26 10/12 24/24 16/25 14/18 21/20 17/35 23/24 15/15 18/38 19/16 20/32 14/14

117/123 112/127 90/95 83/81 108/97 106/100 112/98 71/82 82/96 78/96 173/189 169/179 115/112 129/126 140/135 130/164 107/119 123/130 92/125 118/119 169/177 104/112 187/194 152/160 113/107 187/173 152/180 194/198 171/167 165/192 129/154 188/222 118/123

PCT

.179/.268 .179/.315 -.033/.337 .265/-1.48 .222/.052 -.028/.300 .196/.408 .155/.366 .098/.344 .077/.229 .197/.164 .225/.156 .148/.241 .202/.111 .071/.156 .200/.104 .178/.303 .057/.285 .261/.080 .136/.252 .154/.192 .212/.348 .187/.119 .158/.188 .257/.140 .155/.249 .224/.189 .160/.207 .193/.281 .194/.109 .178/.331 .213/.149 .186/.276

AST

33/41 25/50 15/37 33/13 38/21 23/33 28/46 23/40 23/43 19/36 51/51 46/49 31/35 43/29 33/39 39/50 27/46 20/49 30/35 30/40 45/57 31/48 53/42 37/50 41/28 44/62 47/68 52/61 45/60 46/56 42/62 54/61 31/46

SA

5/7 1/6 3/6 6/1 7/0 3/4 3/5 4/12 1/5 2/13 4/5 11/12 7/9 5/2 2/1 6/4 4/5 6/3 5/7 6/6 9/9 1/7 13/4 3/9 9/3 6/1 5/5 6/1 5/8 3/2 6/5 4/10 4/6

SE RE DIG 5/5 6/3 6/9 8/5 6/4 3/5 8/5 6/9 8/7 5/5 11/8 5/7 8/4 5/2 4/5 10/9 7/9 3/7 6/11 4/8 9/10 6/6 12/9 9/5 7/5 10/10 7/9 6/4 7/3 9/6 8/17 4/10 7/6

7/5 6/1 6/3 1/6 0/7 4/3 5/3 12/4 5/1 13/2 5/4 12/11 9/6 2/5 1/2 4/6 5/4 3/6 7/5 6/6 9/9 7/1 4/13 9/3 3/9 1/6 5/5 1/6 8/5 2/3 5/6 9/3 6/4

BS-BA

58/64 1-12/3-4 51/69 1-4/2-6 35/52 2-4/1-6 39/31 1-10/2-2 49/42 2-6/0-6 48/48 1-4/1-16 34/60 0-8/1-10 22/30 0-4/1-6 28/41 0-4/0-14 26/33 1-10/5-4 87/83 2-10/0-10 86/87 3-8/0-10 51/59 1-6/0-6 62/56 1-4/1-6 63/74 4-2/1-20 66/68 6-18/1-6 42/58 0-8/0-12 60/68 1-8/2-4 52/51 1-10/0-4 59/60 2-6/0-12 77/90 1-6/1-2 45/59 0-6/0-6 113/89 3-4/1-18 72/88 3-16/1-4 40/44 0-9/0-4 80/104 1-10/0-14 72/77 3-16/0-6 97/102 2-2/0-20 83/99 4-8/1-6 77/88 6-16/1-12 56/61 1-6/3-8 103/99 1-26/4-6 52/63 0-12/2-4

BE TB

3/2 3/3 0/2 0/2 0/0 0/1 1/6 0/0 1/0 1/2 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 2/0 0/2 0/3 1/2 0/5 0/1 0/0 2/5 0/3 0/0 0/5 3/1 0/2 0/1 0/0 2/3 0/5 0/2

7.0/5.0 3.0/5.0 4.0/4.0 6.0/3.0 5.0/3.0 3.0/9.0 4.0/6.0 2.0/4.0 2.0/7.0 6.0/7.0 7.0/5.0 7.0/5.0 1.0/3.0 3.0/4.0 5.0/11.0 15.0/4.0 4.0/6.0 5.0/4.0 6.0/2.0 5.0/6.0 4.0/2.0 3.0/3.0 5.0/10.0 11.0/3.0 4.5/2.0 6.0/7.0 11.0/3.0 3.0/10.0 8.0/4.0 14.0/7.0 4.0/7.0 14.0/7.0 6.0/4.0

BHE

0/0 0/0 1/0 1/2 1/2 0/0 0/0 2/0 1/0 1/1 0/0 4/2 0/0 2/1 3/1 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 6/1 1/3 1/1 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 3/0 3/0 0/0

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DATE

Rankings reflect AVCA Top 25 on day of match; Home matches are bolded and played at Ramsey Center; [1] Marriott Cavalier Classic [Charlottesville, Va.]; [2] Courtyard Midtown Classic [Raleigh, N.C.]; [3] Active Ankle Challenge [West Lafayette, Ind.]; [4] Spartan Classic [Spartanburg, S.C.]; [5] Southern Conference Volleyball Championship [Birmingham, Ala.]; * Southern Conference match.

TEAM STATISTICS - OVERALL ATTACKING

Kills............................................. Errors .......................................... Total Attacks................................ Hitting Percentage ...................... Kills/Set......................................

SETTING

Assists......................................... Assists/Set..................................

SERVING

Aces............................................ Errors........................................... Aces/Set.....................................

SERVE RECEPTIONS

Errors........................................... Errors/Set...................................

DEFENSE

Digs............................................. Digs/Set......................................

BLOCKING

Block Solos.................................. Block Assists................................ Total Blocks................................. Blocks/Set.................................. Block Errors.................................

TEAM STATISTICS - CONFERENCE

WCU

OPP

1273 548 4284 .169 10.9

1606 657 4552 .208 13.7

1178 10.1

1484 12.7

165 225 1.4

183 229 1.6

182 1.6

163 1.4

1985 17.0

2197 18.8

55 277 193.5 1.7 21

35 274 172.0 1.5 58

ATTACKING

Kills............................................. Errors .......................................... Total Attacks................................ Hitting Percentage ...................... Kills/Set......................................

SETTING

Assists......................................... Assists/Set..................................

SERVING

Aces............................................ Errors........................................... Aces/Set.....................................

SERVE RECEPTIONS

Errors........................................... Errors/Set...................................

DEFENSE

Digs............................................. Digs/Set......................................

BLOCKING

Block Solos.................................. Block Assists................................ Total Blocks................................. Blocks/Set.................................. Block Errors.................................

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WCU

OPP

699 265 2363 .184 11.1

888 377 2574 .199 14.1

653 10.4

835 13.3

91 120 1.4

83 130 1.3

82 1.3

90 1.4

1135 18.0

1245 19.8

33 169 117.5 1.9 10

15 132 81.0 1.3 33

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School Samford %# Appalachian State

Western Carolina Elon UNCG Chattanooga

SoCon 13-3 12-4

PCT .813 .750

SoCon 14-2 13-3 10-6 5-11 3-13 1-15

8-8 7-9 7-9 3-13

SOUTH

School Col. of Charleston % Furman Georgia Southern Davidson Wofford The Citadel

.500 .438 .438 .188

ALL 29-5 21-11

13-20 19-14 15-17 5-26

PCT .853 .656

PCT .875 .813 .625 .313 .188 .063

ALL 25-10 21-9 18-15 15-15 14-19 8-22

PCT .714 .700 .545 .500 .424 .267

.394 .576 .469 .161

%-Regular Season Divisional Champion #-SoCon Tournament Champion

2011 SoCon Awards ALL-SoCon FIRST TEAM

Alison Blasingame, Appalachian State Elyse Chubb, College of Charleston Sarah Havel, College of Charleston Kelly Kirby, Furman Kate Van Dyke, Georgia Southern Elizabeth Neisler, Samford Lauren Hutchinson, Samford

ALL-SoCon SECOND TEAM

Anna Wagner, Appalachian State Sloane White, College of Charleston Caroline Brown, Davidson Natalie Braun, Furman Caroline Adams, Furman Bethany Sanford, Georgia Southern Katie Murphy, Samford

SoCon ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Sloane White, College of Charleston Lizzie Theesfeld, College of Charleston Chanelle Smith, Elon Kris Harris, Elon Michaela Reesor, Samford

Caitlin Piechota, Western Carolina Jordan Timmermann, Western Carolina Freshman of the Year

Sloane White, College of Charleston Libero of the Year

Kellie Orewiler, UNCG Player of the Year

Elizabeth Neisler, Samford Coach of the Year

Karen Glover, Western Carolina

OVERALL MATCHES ONLY TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS

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

HITTING PERCENTAGE Sets Kill Err Att Pct

Samford 121 Georgia Southern 122 Furman 100 Appalachian State 121 Davidson 106 Coll. of Charleston 137 Wofford 115 Elon 119 UNCG 118

553 4078 .289 594 4412 .238 519 3716 .237 656 4415 .233 537 3838 .220 740 5043 .218 530 3867 .213 640 4316 .203 705 4161 .182

10. Western Carolina 117 1273 548 4284 .169 11. The Citadel 104 1100 613 3196 .152 12. Chattanooga 113 1306 722 4219 .138

Rk School

1. Samford 2. Furman 3. Appalachian State 4. Georgia Southern 5. Coll. of Charleston 6. Davidson 7. Elon 8. UNCG 9. Wofford 10. Chattanooga

Rk School

KILLS Sets

K/S

14.31 14.00 13.93 13.48 13.42 13.05 12.76 12.40 11.78 11.56

104

10.88 10.58

ASSISTS Sets Assists

A/S

1. Furman 2. Samford 3. Appalachian State 4. Coll. of Charleston 5. Georgia Southern 6. Elon 7. Davidson 8. UNCG 9. Chattanooga 10. Wofford

121 100 121 122 137 106 119 118 115 113

Kills

1732 1400 1686 1645 1838 1383 1518 1463 1355 1306

11. Western Carolina 12. The Citadel

11. Western Carolina 12. The Citadel

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1732 1645 1400 1686 1383 1838 1355 1518 1463

117 1273 1100

100 121 121 137 122 119 106 118 113 115

1321 1584 1581 1724 1519 1414 1259 1360 1214 1219

117 1178 979

104

13.21 13.09 13.07 12.58 12.45 11.88 11.88 11.53 10.74 10.60

10.07 9.41

ACES Sets

Rk School

1. Wofford

115

2. Western Carolina 3. Samford 4. Chattanooga 5. Furman 6. The Citadel 7. Georgia Southern 8. Davidson 9. Elon 10. UNCG 11. Appalachian State 12. Coll. of Charleston

Rk School 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Furman Samford Coll. of Charleston Wofford Appalachian State Elon UNCG

117

121 113 100 104 122 106 119 118 121 137

100 121 137 115 121 119 118

Rk School

2. Western Carolina 3. Coll. of Charleston 4. Georgia Southern 5. Davidson 6. Appalachian State 7. Chattanooga 8. UNCG 9. Elon 10. Samford 11. Wofford 12. The Citadel

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62 67 55 60 35 38 35

55 41 44 39 50

DIGS Sets

100

117

137 122 106 121 113 118 119 121 115 104

A/S

165

1.43

166 149 130 132 154 131 147 141 136 140

1.37 1.32 1.30 1.27 1.26 1.24 1.24 1.19 1.12 1.02

165

BLOCKS Sets BS BA

8. Western Carolina 117 9. Georgia Southern 122 10. Davidson 106 11. The Citadel 104 12. Chattanooga 113 1. Furman

Aces

1.41

TB B/S

291 207.5 367 250.5 438 274.0 330 225.0 387 228.5 343 209.5 326 198.0

277 193.5 318 200.0 245 166.5 241 159.5 242 171.0

Digs

1719

1985

2295 2013 1679 1901 1758 1764 1732 1760 1644 1176

2.08 2.07 2.00 1.96 1.89 1.76 1.68

1.65

1.64 1.57 1.53 1.51

D/S

17.19

16.97

16.75 16.50 15.84 15.71 15.56 14.95 14.55 14.55 14.30 11.31


Rk School 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Samford Georgia Southern Coll. of Charleston Furman Appalachian State Davidson Wofford

57 64 60 53 65 58 56

838 893 845 750 907 703 641

8. Western Carolina 63 699 9. UNCG 62 787 10. Elon 61 749 11. Chattanooga 57 661 12. The Citadel 52 509

Rk School 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Furman Coll. of Charleston Samford Appalachian State Elon

260 1962 .295 284 2344 .260 296 2220 .247 267 2003 .241 368 2402 .224 307 2112 .188 277 1950 .187

265 2363 .184 379 2240 .182 352 2265 .175 358 2119 .143 318 1647 .116

BLOCKS Sets BS BA

6. Western Carolina 7. Wofford 8. Davidson 9. UNCG 10. Georgia Southern 11. The Citadel 12. Chattanooga

53 60 57 65 61

63

56 58 62 64 52 57

35 27 35 18 22

33 27 30 17 24 18 19

TB B/S

175 122.5 2.31 216 135.0 2.25 170 120.0 2.11 219 127.5 1.96 188 116.0 1.90

169 117.5 1.87

140 97.0 1.73 129 94.5 1.63 167 100.5 1.62 154 101.0 1.58 126 81.0 1.56 102 70.0 1.23

KILLS Sets

Rk School

1. Samford 2. Furman 3. Coll. of Charleston 4. Appalachian State 5. Georgia Southern 6. UNCG 7. Elon 8. Davidson 9. Chattanooga 10. Wofford

Rk School

1. Furman

K/S

838 750 845 907 893 787 749 703 661 641

14.70 14.15 14.08 13.95 13.95 12.69 12.28 12.12 11.60 11.45

ACES Sets Aces

A/S

11. Western Carolina 12. The Citadel

2. Western Carolina 3. Georgia Southern 4. Chattanooga 5. Samford 6. Appalachian State 7. Davidson 8. Coll. of Charleston 9. UNCG 10. Elon 11. Wofford 12. The Citadel

57 53 60 65 64 62 61 58 57 56

Kills

63 52

79

64 57 57 65 58 60 62 61 56 52

92 77 75 77 67 62 59 54 49 44

ASSISTS Sets Assists

1. Samford 2. Furman 3. Appalachian State 4. Coll. of Charleston 5. Georgia Southern 6. UNCG 7. Elon 8. Davidson 9. Chattanooga 10. Wofford

699 11.10 509 9.79

53

63

Rk School

57 53 65 60 64 62 61 58 57 56

11. Western Carolina 63 12. The Citadel 52

Rk School

91 1.44 1.44 1.35 1.32 1.18 1.16 1.03 0.95 0.89 0.88 0.85

63 53 60 64 65 58 62 57 57 61 56 52

A/S

13.51 13.28 13.22 13.20 13.08 11.77 11.64 11.17 10.86 10.38

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653 10.37 450 8.65

DIGS Sets Digs

1. Western Carolina 2. Furman 3. Coll. of Charleston 4. Georgia Southern 5. Appalachian State 6. Davidson 7. UNCG 8. Samford 9. Chattanooga 10. Elon 11. Wofford 12. The Citadel

1.49

770 704 859 792 837 730 710 648 619 581

CONFERENCE MATCHES ONLY TEAM STATISTICAL LEADERS

HITTING PERCENTAGE Sets Kill Err Att Pct

1135 932 1053 1105 1060 911 956 874 863 920 784 617

D/S

18.02 17.58 17.55 17.27 16.31 15.71 15.42 15.33 15.14 15.08 14.00 11.87

OVERALL INDIVIDUAL SOCON STATISTICAL LEADERS Rk Player

Hitting Percentage

Tm Cl Sets Kill Err Att Pct

1. T. Sewell DAV SO 2. L. Hutchinson SAM JR 3. K.Murphy SAM SO 4. A. Anderson WOFF JR 5. A. Blasingame ASU SR 6. K. Harris ELON FR 7. C. Adams FUR JR 8. E. Chubb COFC SR 9. C. Dorismond FUR SO 10. E. Johnson GSU SO

Rk Player

106 241 41 465 .430 120 379 75 710 .428 115 321 47 642 .427 111 240 62 512 .348 119 252 61 565 .338 70 149 43 325 .326 99 226 61 513 .322 137 372 108 838 .315 98 169 53 370 .314 98 176 51 401 .312

KILLS Tm Cl Sets Kills K/S

1. E. Neisler 2. C. Brown 3. B. Sanford 4. A. Wagner 5. J. Kuroski 6. L. Hutchinson 7. K. Chambers 8. A. Newman 9. M. McGinnis 10. K. Mercer

SAM JR DAV SO GSU SR ASU SR CHATT SO SAM JR UNCG SO UNCG SR CofC SO CIT JR

Rk Player

ASSISTS Tm Cl Sets Ast A/S

1. 2. 3. 4.

C. Garvey K. Van Dyke A. Ley B. Camacho

WCU’s Morgan Cochran finished the 2011 season averaging 4.63 digs per set, 5. B. Lysik fourth-best in the SoCon. 6. T. Davis 7. M. McMahon 8. K. Sauls 9. K. McKown 10. B. Dorsey

SAM GSU DAV CHATT

JR JR JR SO

WCU SR SO SR SR SO SO

CofC ELON ASU CofC WOFF

115 104 112 121 112 120 117 110 73 81

452 404 377 405 356 379 358 334 216 237

3.93 3.88 3.37 3.35 3.18 3.16 3.06 3.04 2.96 2.93

119 1431 12.03 119 1264 10.62 99 1041 10.52 86 764 8.88

117 1037 71 626 114 967 121 1017 113 891 112 872

Rk Player 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

A. Deatsch C. Brown A. Dahlstrom K. Orewiler K. Kirby C. Carter

7. R. Stoltz 8. A. Liguori 9. C. Garvey 10. K. Bagwell

Rk Player

1. C. Rhein 2. K. Orewiler 3. M. Crenshaw

4. M. Cochran 5. E. Shelton 6. C. Nicoletti 7. P. Passmore 8. A. Bauer 9. A. Deatsch 10. R. Styles

Rk Player

ACES Tm Cl Sets Aces A/S

ELON JR DAV SO CIT JR UNCG SO FUR SR SAM FR

119 104 101 118 100 120

54 43 36 39 32 38

WOFF SO 111 SAM JR 119 WOFF FR 112

32 32 30

WCU SR 117

37

0.45 0.41 0.36 0.33 0.32 0.32 0.32 0.29 0.27 0.27

DIGS Tm Cl Sets Dig D/S

ASU JR 121 599 4.95 UNCG SO 118 579 4.91 DAV JR 106 508 4.79

WCU SO JR SR JR JR JR JR

CofC FUR CHATT SAM ELON WOFF

90 417 632 458 429 531 505 470

137 100 94 121 119 115

BLOCKS Tm Cl Sets BS BA

4.63 4.61 4.58 4.56 4.39 4.24 4.09

TB B/S

1. S. Havel CofC SR 137 26 118 144.0 1.05

8.86 8.82 8.48 8.40 7.88 7.79

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Carrie MINOGUE

MB • 6-1 Louisville, Ky. • Assumption 2011 (SENIOR): Played in all 30 matches ... Moved into fifth on the all-time career blocks list with 305. Led team in blocks with 87 ... Set a career high in kills in the last regular season match against Chattanooga with 24 kills ... Led the team in kills and blocks six times ... Named to all-tournament teams: Marriott Cavalier Classic, Active Ankle Challenge 2010 (JUNIOR): Played all 115 sets... Led the team in blocks, notching 75 total (16 solo and 59 block assists)... Was third on the team in kills with 211, averaging 1.83 per set... Had seven matches with 10 or more kills... Registered a season-high 13 kills twice, the last time against UNC-Asheville on Sept. 18... Recorded 52 digs and 24 service aces... Selected to ESPN Academic All-District III Team for her accomplishments on and off the court... Boasts a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 30 matches... Was second on the team in kills with 172, averaging 1.65 kills per set... Had a team-best 29 service aces... Led the team in blocks with 67... Had five matches with five blocks... Recorded 86 digs with a season-best 10 digs against Davidson on Oct. 23... Had two matches with 10 or more kills (12 against Bradley on Sept. 4 & 10 kills against Coppin State on Sept. 5). 2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 32 matches... Led the team in kills with 252, averaging 2.19 kills per set...Finished the year second on the team in blocks with 78 (26 solo and 52 block assists)... Registered a season-high eight blocks against Appalachian State on Nov. 5... Had 10 matches with 10 or more kills... Posted a season-best 19 kills against UNC-Asheville on Sept. 16... Had 10 assists and 19 service aces... Recorded 99 digs... Had two matches with 10 or more digs... Posted a season-high 14 digs against Elon on Nov. 1.

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S • 6-0 Cary, N.C. • Cary 2011 (SENIOR): Started at the setter position every match this season ... Led the team in double-doubles with 15 ... Logged 41 assists in 3-2 win over Davidson (10/7) ... Ranked 199 in the NCAA for Assists Per Set (8.35) and tied for 180th for Aces Per Set (.32) ...Tallied 42 assists and 23 digs in 3-2 win over Wofford (10/14) ... Notched a career high 48 assists and 13 digs in the final regular season match of the season against Chattanooga. 2010 (JUNIOR): Played in 16 matches... Had six kills, averaging 0.14 kills per set... Totaled 42 digs on the season, averaging a dig per set... Match-high eight digs against Montana State (9/3)... Missed several matches due to injury and illness.

2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 30 matches... Had 144 digs, averaging 1.80 digs per set... Had two matches with 10 or more digs... Posted a season-high 13 digs against Davidson on Oct. 23... Recorded 76 kills and 10 assists... Had 14 service aces and six blocks. 2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 32 matches... Had 200 kills, averaging 1.74 kills per set... Was second on the team in service aces with 22... Recorded 272 digs, averaging 2.37 digs per set... Had seven matches with 10 or more kills... Posted a season-high 15 kills against Pittsburgh on Aug. 30... Had 11 matches with 10 or more digs... Posted a season-high 17 digs against Oakland on Sept. 6... Recorded 29 blocks (four solo and 25 block assists)... Had a season-high four blocks against Georgia Southern on Oct. 10... Also had 22 assists.

Rebecca STOLTZ

MB • 6-0 Woodstock, Ill. • Woodstock 2011 (SENIOR): Two matches with season-high nine kills (9/3 N.C. State and 9/17 Charleston Southern) ... Team-high seven blocks against Chattanooga on 9/24 ... Match-high four aces against Davidson (10/7) ... Match-high in blocks four times ... Against Wofford (10/14), Stoltz tallied 14 kills and 35 total attempts, while matching career-high in aces with four ... Set a career high 15 kills against Elon (10/29) ... In last home match in Cullowhee, Stoltz led the Catamounts over rival Appalachian State with 12 kills and seven blocks. 2010 (JUNIOR): Finished the 2010 campaign third on the team in blocks with 53.0 total (7 B.S., 46 B.A.)... Was fifth in kills with 117... 10 matches with five or more kills with a match high of 11 against UNCG (10/2)... Seven matches with three or more total blocks... Match-high five total blocks (1 B.S., 4 B.A.) against Eastern Kentucky (8/27)... In that same match, added seven kills... (8/28) Notched five kills and two block assists against N.C. State... Against Bethune-Cookman (9/26), logged five kills, four block assists and a dig... (10/2) In first SoCon match of the season against UNCG, totaled 11 kills and six block assists... Against East Tennessee State (10/27), had

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2009 (SOPHOMORE): Played in 29 matches... Had 158 kills, averaging 1.55 kills per set... Registered three matches with 10 or more kills... Posted a season-high 12 kills twice (vs UNC-Wilmington on Sept. 9 & vs Davidson on Oct. 23)... Had 10 service aces, 26 assists and 49 digs... Recorded a season-high 11 digs against Davidson on Oct. 23... Finished the year second on the team in blocks with 53 (nine solo and 44 block assists)... Had a season-high five blocks twice (vs UNC-Wilmington on Sept. 9 & vs Davidson on Oct. 23). 2008 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 32 matches...Had 173 kills, averaging 1.50 kills per set... Recorded four matches with 10 or more kills... Had a season-high 13 kills againt The Citadel on Oct. 25... Led the team in blocks with 80 (17 solo and 63 block assists)... Had a season-high eight blocks against Appalachian State on Oct. 15... Recorded seven assists and 23 digs.

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estern Car olina Univer sity, a trendsetter for the state and region in women’s athletics, has enjoyed a tradition of excellence for more than four decades with its various women’s sports. In no sport is this more evident than volleyball, in which WCU

is credited for fielding the first intercollegiate team in the state of North Carolina. Since WCU Hall of Famer Betty Peele organized the first volleyball squad in 1963, Western has continued to strive for success in women’s athletics. Peele’s 1963 volleyball team was not only the state’s first in that sport, but was also the school’s first organized women’s team in any sport at the intercollegiate level. Peele went on to introduce and coach tennis, field hockey, softball, and golf at Western Carolina. Her success with, and development of, the Catamount volleyball team alone is a story in itself. The first volleyball team saw competition in 1963 in the form of “play-days” at different campus sites throughout the region. The sport was sponsored through the school’s health and physical education department during its first 10 years and became an officially recognized intercollegiate athletic team under the auspices of the department of athletics in 1973. Peele, who coached the team for 18 seasons, led her 1972 and 1973 teams to state championships at the first two North Carolina Athletic Intercollegiate Association of Women (AIAW) tournaments. She repeated that accomplishment with another state title in 1980. The 1982 season marked the start of a new era in Western volleyball in several ways, most notably as Peele passed the reigns of her Catamounts over to Trish Howell, who had served as Peele’s assistant the previous two seasons. The ‘82 season was also the program’s first as a NCAA Division I member. The Southern Conference, in which WCU already competed in men’s sports, began testing the waters in women’s volleyball

Head coach Betty Peele (back row, far left) coached the volleyball team in 1973, which was first year any women’s team was recognized by Western Carolina as a varsity sport. The ‘73 squad compiled a 21-4 overall record, marking the second-highest winning percentage in WCU volleyball history. That squad also featured two WCU Hall of Fame members – Jayne Arledge (#2, back row) and Judy Stroud (back row, far right). Arledge continues to hold four career and five seasonal records in women’s basketball history, including WCU’s all-time leading scorer. Stroud returned to her alma mater in 1980 as the women’s basketball coach for four seasons.

by sponsoring a pilot championship tournament in 1982 and Howell led her first team to a second-place showing in that event. She would return with a team in 1983 that would win the first official Southern Conference Volleyball Championship Tournament, thus becoming the first WCU team to win a Southern Conference championship in any sport outright. In addition, Howell was named Southern Conference Volleyball Coach of the Year in 1983 to become the first woman to ever receive such a conference award and the first conference volleyball coach to be so honored. It would be the first of three such awards for her during her 12-year tenure as she garnered the recognition again in 1985 and ‘89. As if the rivalry between the two mountain schools needed more fuel, Appalachian State played a major role in the fate of Catamount volleyball teams in the mid-80’s. Howell’s 1984 squad lost to the Mountaineers in a heart-stopping, five-game affair, but returned to steal the thunder in 1985 in one of the league’s most exciting finals ever. Western Carolina, led by such talent as Emily Holliday (1982-85), Donna Smith (1984-87), Crystal Sullivan (1983-86), and Michelle Barrett (1983-86) – whome all earned allconference honors at least once during their WCU careers – won a see-saw battle in front of a hometown crowd in Boone in five games to cap a 27-4 season.

1963-1984

Western’s 1986 squad was the most recent to win the tournament, as the Cats downed ASU again after sharing the regular season crown with the Mountaineers. Western also earned a co-championship in regular season play in the 1989 season. In 1990, Western Carolina was honored with its first-ever – and to date, only – Southern Conference Player of the Year honor. Regina Brown (1987-90) was tabbed as the best overall player in the conference that season.

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In the late 1990s, Christy Attebery (1998-2001) found her way to Western North Carolina and very rapidly found her way into the Catamount record books. Attebery holds the distinction as WCU’s all-time leader in kills, ranking as the only Catamount to every eclipse the 2,000-career kill barrier finishing with 2,109 to still hold the record today. The only three-time All-SoCon performer in the school’s history, Attebery also ranks atop the charts for career digs (1,682) and ranks second in career aces (159), while also holding three of the top 10 single-season records for kills. The Catamounts continued the 20-plus victory seasons, making it five-in-a-row under first-year head coach, and Western Carolina alum, Angell Kirkpatrick Benson, with 22 wins in the 2002 campaign. Benson, who played for Western from 1989-92, is the only former player to have returned to her alma mater to lead the program, coaching from 2002 through the 2004 season. History was again made in 2003 under Benson’s tuteledge. Kellyn Thaut became the first Western Carolina volleyball player to be named the Rayna Taylor Freshman of the Year. Thaut led the Cats’ with 445 kills during her freshman campaign, adding 368 digs, 43 total blocks, and 36 service aces to earn the 15-year old award. In April of 2005, Western introduced Stephanie Dragan as its seventh different head coach all-time. During her first season, the Catamounts ended a five-year drought in SoCon tournament play, winning for the first-time since the 2000 season.

The Western Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame is graced by six former volleyball players and/or coaches including Brown, Nora Lynn Finch (1967-70), Judy Green (19808 4) , H o llid ay, Robyn Keeler Livesay (1980-84), and Peele.

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The mid-1990s marked the return to the spotlight for Catamount volleyball as head coach Michelle Hansen led Western to the Southern Conference championship match in both 1997 – her first year at the helm – and 1998. Despite dropping both finals matches to Chattanooga, the on-court performance set the stage for a successful decade. Western and Hansen tallied fourconsecutive 20-win In 1990, Regina Brown became the first Catamount to win seasons from 1998the Southern Conference Player of the Year award. Brown 2001, the most for played one year of women’s basketball, and ranks third on the single-season blocks and seventh on the career swats the program since list with 64 during her one season in 1992. securing 21 victories in 1992. Off the court, Western also experienced unprecedented success. Ramsey Herron (1996-99) was a two-time GTE Academic All-America second team selection in both 1998 and ‘99.

Western Carolina has also become a model in academics as 71 Catamount volleyball players have been named to the Southern Confer- (Above) – Angell Kirkpatrick Benson is the only former e n c e A c a d e m i c Western Carolina player to ever return as a head coach. Honor Roll over the She was a player from 1989-92 and is also pictured to the (back row, third from right) as a part of the ‘89 regular past 13 seasons. left season championship team. Benson returned to WCU as W C U v o l l e y b a l l a head coach in 2002, leading the Cats for three seasons student-athletes while posting a 50-45 record. have been awarded Academic All-America honors on five occasions. Also, for the threeconsecutive years from 2001-03, the team was honored by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) by receiving the AVCA/Molton Team Academic Award for having one of the highest team grade point averages (GPA) in the nation. For the 2002-03 academic year, the WCU volleyball team finished in a five-way tie for 26th among all Division I schools with a 3.32 GPA.

(Above) – The 1986 Southern Conference Regular Season Co-Champion and SoCon Tournament Champion Western Carolina volleyball team. Led by head coach Trish Howell (1982-93), the ‘86 Catamounts included first team All-SoCon selections Donna Smith, Crystal Sullivan, and Michelle Barrett. Sullivan and Barrett were also named to the SoCon All-Tournament team for their performances.

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Coaching History BETTY PEELE 1973-78, 80-81 INTRO STAFF CATAMOUNTS REVIEW HISTORY WCU

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JUDY MURRAY 1979

TRISH HOWELL 1982-1993

SARA MARTIN 1994-96

Head Coaching Records No. Name

Tenure Yrs

1

1973-78

Betty Peele

ANGELL BENSON 2002-04

8

155 75 .674

1980-81

2

Judy Murray

1979

1

15 19 .441

3

Trish Howell

1982-93 12

219 175 .557

4

Sara Martin

1994-96

3

33 65 .337

5

Michelle Hansen

1997-01

5

99 71 .582

6

Angell Benson

2002-04

3

50 45 .526

7

Stephanie Dragan 2005-08

4

32 103 .237

8

Manuel Concepcion 2009-10

2

10 52 .161

9

Karen Glover

1

13 20 .394

2011-

Totals

39 626 625 .500

Most Games

Most Wins

No. Coach MICHELLE HANSEN 1997-2001

W L PCT

Games

No. Coach

1

Trish Howell

394

1

Trish Howell

219

2

Betty Peele

230

2

Betty Peele

155

3

Michelle Hansen

170

3

Michelle Hansen

99

4

Stephanie Dragan 135

4

Angell Benson

50

5

Sara Martin

98

5

Sara Martin

33

6

Angell Benson

95

6

Stephanie Dragan

32

7

Manuel Concepcion 62

7

Judy Murray

15

All-Time Assistant Coaches

STEPHANIE DRAGAN 2005-08

MANUEL CONCEPCION 2009-2010

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Trish Howell........................................................................... 1980-81 Marti Wilkins...............................................................................1991 Sara Wilson Martin...............................................................1992-93 Eric White.....................................................................................1994 Robbie McFarland.......................................................................1996 Ben Bodipo-Memba..........................................................1997-2001 Mitch Elrod..................................................................................2002 Dave Nicholson.....................................................................2003-04 Chris Taylor..................................................................................2005 Allison Magner....................................................................... 2006-07 Anna Vallinch...............................................................................2008 Josh Wielebnicki..........................................................................2009 Anne Mastrandrea......................................................................2010 John Brannon..............................................................................2011 Nicole McCoy...............................................................................2012

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Records TEAM RECORDS SINCE 1983

INDVIDUAL RECORDS

Season: 5.32 Career: 4.50

KILLS PER SET Christy Attebery, 1999 Christy Attebery, 1998-2001

Season: 15.46 Match: 1 Season: 465

ATTACK ATTEMPTS Match: 99 Christy Attebery (Davidson, 10/22/00) Season: 1,728 Christy Attebery, 2000 Career: 5,756 Christy Attebery, 1998-2001 Match: .812 (min. 15 att.) Season: .375 Career: .305

HITTING PERCENTAGE Meredith Harmon (GSU 10/9/05) Emily Holliday, 1985 Emily Holliday, 1982-85

Match: 88 Season: 1,417 Career: 4,514

ASSISTS Donna Smith (App. St., 10/27/86) Bri Milan-Williams, 1999 Bri Milan-Williams, 1998-2001

Season: 12.22 Career: 10.98

ASSISTS PER SET Bri Milan-Williams, 1999 Bri Milan-Williams, 1998-2001

Match: 10 Season: 85 Career: 221

ATTACK ATTEMPTS at Appalachian State (10/27/86) 2000

Match: .824 Season: .246

HITTING PERCENTAGE vs. Savannah State (9/14/02) 1985

Season: 13.77

Judy Green - 1980-1983

Match: 22 Season: 322 Season: 2.56

DIGS Liz Rondone (High Point, 09/15/06) Liz Rondone, 2006 Liz Rondone, 2006-2009

Season: 19.61

Match: 8 Season: 64 Career: 163

Liz Rondone, 2006 Liz Rondone, 2006-09

SOLO BLOCKS Regina Brown (Georgia St., 11/3/88) Regina Brown, 1990 Regina Brown, 1987-1990

BLOCK ASSISTS Match: 10 Regina Brown (UNC Asheville, 9/7/90) Season: 118 Ramsey Herron, 1997 Career: 322 Sara Komosinski, 2000-2003

Match: 22 Season: 291 Season: 2.24 Jennifer Ross - 1990-1993

TOTAL BLOCKS Match: 16 Regina Brown (UNC Asheville, 9/7/90) Season: 159 Regina Brown, 1990 Career: 450 Sara Komosinski, 2000-2003 Season: 1.27 Career: 0.91

TOTAL BLOCKS PER SET Regina Brown, 1990 Regina Brown, 1987-1990

Season: 139 139 139 Career: 475

SETS PLAYED Angell Kirkpatrick, 1992 Katherine Thomas, 1992 Jennifer Ross, 1992 Kristin Baxter, 1992-1995

ASSISTS PER SET

1999

SERVICE ACES vs. Savannah State (9/14/02) 1983 SERVICE ACES PER SET

1983

DIGS vs. Appalachian State (10/27/86) 2002 DIGS PER SET

Solo Season: 123 Assists Season: 404

DIGS PER SET

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ASSISTS at Appalachian State (10/27/86) 1992

Match: 93 Season: 1,819

SERVICE ACES Kristin Baxter (Converse 9/8/93) Judy Green, 1983 Kristin Baxter, 1992-1995

1999

Match: 282 Season: 5,465

Match: 161 Season: 2.432

Season: 5.97 Career: 5.02

KILLS PER SET

FEWEST ATTACK ERRORS vs. Savannah State (9/14/02) 1984

SERVICES ACES PER SET Season: 0.67 Judy Green, 1983 Career: 0.53 Beth Gorman, 1986-1987 Match: 41 Season: 770 Career: 2,184

KILLS at Appalachian State (10/27/86) 2000

Match: 111 Season: 1,976

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Match: 41 Season: 643 Career: 2,109

KILLS Regina Brown (Marshall, 9/9/89) Christy Attebery, 2000 Christy Attebery, 1998-2001

BLOCKS

2002 1990 2000

TOTAL BLOCKS at Chattanooga (10/11/91) 1997 TOTAL BLOCKS PER SET

1997

OTHER RECORDS Longest Winning Streak 16 matches in 1982 Most Consecutive Games Won 29 games (over 14 matches) in 1982 Most Wins in a Season 39 in 1981

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Single-Season Records KILLS

Total INTRO 1. 643 STAFF 2. 627 CATAMOUNTS 3. 622 REVIEW 4. 574 HISTORY WCU 5. 526 6. 504 7. 493 8. 474 9. 472 10. 445 445

SINGLE-SEASON

Player Christy Attebery Regina Brown Christy Attebery Jennifer Ross Crystal Sullivan Shannon Sweeney Katherine Thomas Shannon Sweeney Michelle Barrett Kellyn Thaut Christy Attebery

Year 2000 1990 1999 1992 1986 1997 1992 1998 1986 2003 2001

HITTING PERCENTAGE

Pct. 1. .375 2. .368 3. .359 4. .338 5. .334 6. .331 7. .310 8. .304 9. .303 10. .293

Player Emily Holliday Ashley Minton Regina Brown Sara Komosinski Regina Brown Judy Green Sara Komosinski Keeya McManus Michelle Barrett Sara Komosinski

Year 1985 1999 1989 2002 1990 1983 2001 1997 1986 2000

Total 1. 770 2. 580 3. 497

S E A S O N P E R SET

DIGS

Player Liz Rondone Liz Rondone Kate Willard Cathrine Sawyers Christy Attebery Ellie Talbot Kim Spruill

Year 2006 2007 2005 1996 2000 2005 1988

8. 459 Morgan Cochran 9. 454 Katherine Thomas 10. 441 Jennifer Ross

1992 1992

4. 5. 6. 7.

480 479 465 460

Total 1. 1,417 2. 1,392 3. 1,372 4. 1,363 5. 1,323 6. 1,287 7. 1,279 8. 1,244 9. 1,239 10. 1,233

2010

ASSISTS Player Bri Milan-Williams Bri Milan-Williams Judy Green Donna Smith AnnMarie Alvarez Shari Harder Jessi Fick Bri Milan-Williams Shari Harder Donna Smith

Year 1999 2000 1983 1986 1992 2002 1996 2001 2003 1987

KILLS Avg. 1. 5.32 2. 5.14 3. 5.06 4. 5.02 5. 4.50

Player Christy Attebery Regina Brown Christy Attebery Regina Brown Christy Attebery

Year 1999 1989 2000 1990 2001

DIGS Avg. Player

Year

1. 5.97 Liz Rondone 2. 5.23 Liz Rondone

2006 2007

3. 4.63 4. 4.53 5. 4.25 6. 4.14

Morgan Cochran Liz Rondone Robin Langley Morgan Cochran

2011

2008 1985

2010

TOTAL BLOCKS

Avg. 1. 1.27

Regina Brown

1997

3. 1.03 Tricia Eble

2002

Total

159 141 125 125 120 113 113 111 109 109

Player Regina Brown Ramsey Herron Sara Komosinski Mary O. Goebel Tricia Eble Sara Komosinski Emily Tillotson Sara Komosinski Crissi Harrison Ramsey Herron

Year 1990 1997 2000 1996 2002 2003 1994 2002 2000 1998

Total 1. 85 2. 60 3. 57 4. 57 5. 56 6. 53 7. 47 8. 44 9. 43 10. 42

5. 0.95 Sara Komosinski

SERVICE ACES Player Judy Green Kristin Baxter Kristin Baxter Beth Gorman Anna Wike Bri Milan-Williams Christy Attebery Tara Chadwick Katie Hennessey Christy Attebery

Year 1983 1995 1994 1987 1983 1999 2001 1995 2007 1999

Year 1990

2. 1.08 Ramsey Herron 4. 1.00 Mary O. Goebel

TOTAL BLOCKS 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player

1996 2000

ASSISTS Avg. Player

1. 12.22 Bri Milan-Williams

Year 1999

2. 11.84 Jessi Fick

1997

3. 11.75 Donna Smith

1986

4. 11.70 Bri Milan-Williams

2000

5. 11.41 Bri Milan-Williams

2001

SERVICE ACES

Avg. 1. 0.67

Player Judy Green

2. 0.50 Kristin Baxter

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3. 0.48 Beth Gorman

1987

4. 0.47 Kristin Baxter

1994

Carrie Minogue (2008 - 2011) finished her Catamount career with a .243 hitting percentage (eighth).

Year 1983

5. 0.46 Bri Milan-Williams

1999


Career Records CAREER TOP TEN KILLS Total Player

Years

DIGS Total Player

1. 2,109 Christy Attebery

1998-01

1. 2,184 Liz Rondone

2. 1,590 Regina Brown

1987-90

2. 1,682 Christy Attebery

Years

KILLS Avg. Player

3. 1,470 Sara Komosinski 2000-03

3. 1,668 Ellie Talbot

4. 1,437 Jennifer Ross

1990-93

4. 1,357 Crystal Sullivan

5. 1,397 Crystal Sullivan

1983-86

5. 1,338 Shari Harder

2006-09 1. 1998-01 2. 2002-05 3. 1983-86 2000-03 4.

6. 1,348 Michelle Barrett

1984-86

4.50 Christy Attebery

1998-01

4.41 Crystal Sullivan

1983-86

4.03 Regina Brown

1987-90

3.29 Jennifer Ross

1990-93

6. 1,218 Ramsey Herron

1996-99 5. 3.06 Michelle Barrett

7. 1,198 Meredith Harmon 2004-07

7. 1,192 Sara Komosinski

2000-03

8. 1,142 Cathrine Sawyers 1992-96

8. 1,145 Donna Smith

1984-87

9. 1,040 Ramsey Herron

1996-99

9. 1,142 Michelle Barrett

1983-86

10. 1,008 Kim Spruill

1982-85

10. 1,125 Katie Hennessey

2006-09

Pct. 1. .305

Player

Years

TOTAL BLOCKS Total Player

Years

1983-86

Years 2006-09

2. 3.59 Christy Attebery

1998-01

3. 3.07 Crystal Sullivan

1983-86

4. 2.93 Shari Harder

2000-03

Regina Brown

1987-90

1.

450 Sara Komosinski

2000-03

2. .305 Emily Holliday

1982-85

2.

368 Ramsey Herron

1996-99

3. .303 Sara Komosinski

2000-03

3.

361 Regina Brown

4. .267 Tricia Eble

2001-02

4.

337 Meredith Harmon 2004-07 6. 2.80 Kate Willad

2003-06

5. .266 Crystal Sullivan

1983-86

5.

305 Carrie Minogue

6. .262 Meredith Harmon

2004-07

6.

283 Keeya McManus

2008-11 7. 2.67 Donna Smith 1995-98

1984-88

7. .252 Keeya McManus

1995-98

7.

279 Mary O. Goebel

1993-96

8. .243 Carrie Minogue

2008-11

9. .238 Emily Tillotson

1987-90 5. 2.86 Ramsey Herron

8.

277 Emily Tillotson

1991-94

1991-94

9.

267 Crystal Sullivan

1983-86

10. .218 Pamela Stein

2000-01

10. 263 Rebecca Stoltz

2008-11

.218 Laura Timmons

1995-97

ASSISTS

SERVICE ACES

1996-99

TOTAL BLOCKS Avg. Player

Years

1. 2.74 Emily Holiday

1983-86

2. 2.36 Mary Goebel

1993-96

3. 1.42 Keeya McManus

1998-01 2004-05

1. 4,538 Bri Milan-Williams 1998-01

1.

2. 4,426 Donna Smith

1984-87

2.

3. 3,469 Kristin Baxter

1992-95

3.

Years 4. 1.25 Danielle Spitzer 221 Kristin Baxter 1992-95 5. 1.18 Ramsey Herron 159 Christy Attebery 1998-01 6. 1.09 Regina Brown 152 Bri Milan-Williams 1998-01

4. 3,379 Katie Hennesseey 2006-09

4.

147 Donna Smith

1984-87

5. 3,242 AnnMarie Alvarez

1989-92

5.

130 Crystal Sullivan

1983-86

6. 3,155 Jessi Fick

1996-98

6.

125 Ramsey Herron

1996-99

7. 2,806 Shari Harder

2000-03

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120 Shari Harder

2000-03

8. 1,958 Meghan Boyle

2003-06

t7.

120 Katie Hennessey

2006-09 1. 12.01 Ann Marie Alvarez 1989-93

9. 1,809 Kim Hartsell

1988-89

9.

115 Kim Hamilton

10. 1,536 Kate Willard

2003-06

10.

112 Michelle Barrett

Total Player

Years

Total Player

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DIGS Avg. Player

1. 5.02 Liz Rondone

HITTING PERCENTAGE

Years

C A R E E R P E R SET

1996-99 1987-91

ASSISTS Avg. Player

Years

1987-90 2. 10.98 Bri-Milan Williams 1997-01

1983-86

3. 10.32 Donna Smith

1984-88

4. 10.09 Jessi Fick

1996-98

5. 8.77 Katie Hennessey

2006-09

6. 6.74 Kristin Baxter

1992-96

SERVICE ACES

1.

Avg. Player 3.45 Kim Hamilton

2. 3.42 Emily Tilloston

Donna Smith - 1984-87

Emily Holliday - 1982-85

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3. 3.40 Ramsey Herron

1998-99

4. 2.92 Donna Smith

1984-88

5. 2.70 Bri-Milan William 1997-01

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All-Conference Selections

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 Judy Green 1983

Emily Holliday 1983 •1984 • 1985

Donna Smith 1984 • 1985

Crystal Sullivan 1984 •1985 • 1986

Michelle Barrett 1986

ALL-TIME SUPERLATIVES SoCon All-Tournament Team

Regina Brown 1989 • 1990

Jennifer Ross 1992

Emily Tillotson 1994

Shannon Sweeney 1998

Christy Attebery................................1998, 1999, 2000 Michelle Barrett................................................... 1986 Regina Brown...................................1988, 1989, 1990 Jackie Chang........................................................ 1989 Kim Hartsell......................................................... 1988 Ramsey Herron......................................................1997 Emily Holliday....................................................... 1985 Keeya McManus................................................... 1998 Donna Smith........................................................ 1985 Crystal Sullivan.......................................... 1985, 1986 Shannon Sweeney.................................................1997 Katherine Thomas................................................ 1992

SoCon Tournament MVP

Michelle Barrett................................................... 1986 Emily Holliday....................................................... 1985

SoCon Player of the Year

Regina Brown....................................................... 1990

SoCon Freshman of the Year

Kellyn Thaut......................................................... 2003

Ramsey Herron 1999

Bri Milan-Williams 1999• 2001

Christy Attebery 1999 • 2000 • 2001

Sara Komosinski 2002

ALL-SOUTHERN CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM SELECTIONS

SoCon Coach of the Year

Trish Howell......................................1983, 1985, 1989 Karen Glover.........................................................2011

AVCA All-Region

Christy Attebery.................................................... 2001 Regina Brown............................................. 1989, 1990

AIAW All-Region

Judy Green............................................................1981

NCAIAW All-State

Saundra Fleming...................................................1981 Judy Green............................................................1981 Kim Hartsell 1989

Ann Marie Alvarez 1990

Katherine Thomas 1992

Jennifer Ross 1993

Academic All-America

Donna Smith..................................1986 (second team) Kristin Baxter.......................1994, 1995 (second team) Ramsey Herron.....................1998, 1999 (second team)

Academic All-District

Sara Komosinski................................2002 (third team)

Dorothy Hicks Graduate Scholarship

Mary O. Goebel 1996

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Shannon Sweeney 1997

Keeya McManus 1998

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Kristin Baxter....................................................... 1996 Ramsey Herron..................................................... 2000


== Air Force Akron Alabama-Birmingham Alabama State American University Appalachian State Arizona Arkansas-Little Rock (UALR) Arkansas State Auburn Augusta State Ball State Bellarmine Benedict Bethune-Cookman Birmingham-Southern Bowling Green Bradley Campbell Carson-Newman Catawba Central Arkansas Central Florida Central Michigan Charleston Southern Charlotte Chattanooga Chicago State The Citadel Clemson Cleveland State Coastal Carolina College of Charleston Connecticut Converse Coppin State Davidson DePaul Duke East Carolina East Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Elon Erskine Evansville Fairfield Florida A&M Florida Atlantic Florida International Francis Marion Furman Gardner-Webb George Mason George Washington Georgia Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Gonzaga Guilford High Point Howard Illinois State Indiana State IUPU-Indianapolis Jacksonville Jacksonville State James Madison Kennesaw State Kent State Kentucky King Lenoir-Rhyne Liberty Limestone Long Beach State Loyola Mars Hill Marshall UM-Baltimore County Maryville McNeese State

Win Loss 1 0 1 2 0 28 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 5 2 6 0 0 0 11 18 35 2 17 8 0 4 10 0 2 2 18 0 1 4 39 0 1 9 1 2 0 1 1 1 5 29 11 0 1 0 18 9 9 0 3 5 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 11 1 2 0 0 9 16 0 1 0

0 2 0 0 1 47 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 18 33 0 6 24 1 2 21 1 1 0 22 1 4 1 30 1 1 13 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 35 4 3 1 8 22 4 11 1 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 6 4 0 1 3 0 5 2 0 1 1 2 10 1 0 1

Streak W-1 L-2 W-1 W-2 L-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-2 W-2 L-1 L-1 W-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 W-2 W-2 W-6 L-1 L-2 L-1 W-5 L-1 W-2 W-2 W-1 L-18 L-1 L-2 L-17 L-1 L-1 W-2 W-1 L-1 L-4 L-1 L-1 L-1 W-1 W-1 W-1 L-1 L-1 W-1 W-1 L-2 W-2 L-5 L-1 L-3 L-1 L-8 L-8 W-1 L-7 L-1 W-3 W-5 W-3 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-2 L-3 L-3 W-2 L-1 L-3 W-1 W-6 W-1 W-2 L-1 L-1 W-8 L-4 L-1 W-1 L-1

Last Match 09/09/03 08/23/03 09/13/03 10/25/97 09/07/01 11/08/11 09/08/07 08/25/06 09/19/08 09/17/93 10/16/90 09/09/11 1980 09/20/80 09/26/10 09/25/05 09/08/00 09/04/09 09/02/11 10/15/96 09/06/91 09/09/06 09/09/00 09/02/00 09/17/11 09/19/09 11/13/11 08/31/02 10/21/11 09/01/06 09/11/09 09/19/09 10/22/11 09/03/05 09/28/93 08/27/10 10/07/11 10/14/95 10/06/89 09/09/94 10/27/10 08/25/07 08/27/10 10/29/11 10/14/80 09/10/10 09/10/05 09/20/96 10/07/94 08/28/09 09/18/82 11/19/11 09/21/11 09/12/06 09/20/86 09/23/09 11/05/11 09/07/02 09/07/07 09/08/01 10/10/80 09/15/06 09/12/09 09/05/08 09/09/10 09/19/98 10/19/91 09/10/11 09/07/91 09/01/07 09/15/06 08/29/09 10/10/86 10/23/85 09/26/92 09/18/82 09/07/01 9/11/10 09/06/94 11/17/96 09/01/00 11/09/82 08/25/07

Opponent

Memphis Mercer Middle Tennessee Milligan Mississippi Mississippi State Montana State Montevallo Morehead State Murray State New Orleans Nicholls State Norfolk State North Carolina North Carolina A&T North Carolina State Northern Iowa Northwestern UNC Asheville UNC Greensboro UNC Pembroke UNC Wilmington UNC Central Oakland Ohio Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Presbyterian Purdue Radford Robert Morris Rollins Saint Augustine’s Samford San Francisco Savannah State Shaw SIUE South Alabama South Carolina South Carolina State USC Aiken USC Spartanburg USC Upstate SMU South Florida Southeast Missouri State (SEMO) Southern Mississippi Stetson Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Texas-El Paso Texas-Pan American Texas-San Antonio Towson State Troy State Tulane UNLV Valparaiso Villanova Virginia Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Wake Forest Wesleyan Western Illinois Western Kentucky Western Michigan William & Mary Winthrop Wisconsin Wofford Wright State Wyoming Xavier (Ohio)

Win Loss 0 10 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 9 0 0 0 24 23 2 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 4 0 2 1 0 2 0 2 3 6 1 0 0 0 0 5 1 2 2 4 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 9 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 21 0 0 0

1 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 8 1 1 20 15 0 9 0 1 2 2 3 2 2 2 0 0 1 11 1 0 0 1 1 9 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 2 4 0 2 6 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 5 2 0 1 1 2 3 8 3 7 1 1 3

Streak L-1 W-3 L-1 W-2 L-1 L-1 L-3 L-1 L-3 L-1 W-1 W-2 W-1 W-1 W-9 L-8 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 W-2 L-2 W-2 L-1 L-2 L-2 L-3 L-1 L-2 L-1 W-1 W-1 L-1 L-8 L-1 W-2 W-1 L-1 W-2 L-9 W-2 W-3 W-6 L-3 L-1 L-2 L-1 L-1 W-2 W-1 W-2 L-1 L-3 L-1 W-1 L-1 W-3 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-1 L-2 W-1 L-2 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-2 L-3 L-1 L-3 W-1 L-1 L-1 L-3

Last Match

09/10/99 11/04/00 08/30/02 09/25/92 08/25/06 09/02/95 09/03/10 09/09/94 09/08/06 09/11/10 10/02/92 10/03/92 09/19/08 09/25/82 09/02/11 09/03/11 09/04/04 08/29/09 10/04/11 10/30/11 1979 09/18/09 10/04/80 09/06/08 09/18/98 09/16/88 08/30/08 09/15/10 09/10/11 09/24/94 09/19/98 09/18/82 10/04/80 11/12/11 08/29/08 09/06/03 10/29/79 09/04/10 09/13/03 09/02/06 09/07/10 09/18/82 10/23/86 09/17/11 08/25/07 09/19/03 08/26/06 10/16/93 09/27/97 09/06/02 11/20/81 09/02/06 09/13/96 08/27/05 09/05/98 10/02/92 10/09/82 09/22/00 10/03/92 09/08/01 09/16/06 09/07/02 08/27/11 09/24/94 09/01/01 09/04/99 1990 09/11/99 09/10/93 08/27/11 09/13/08 09/04/04 09/03/11 10/14/11 09/18/98 09/03/99 09/14/96

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Opponent

All-Time Record (since 1979)..................... 626-625 (.500)

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Yearly Results

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*Results not kept prior to 1979, only Records 1973 Record: 21-4 Coach: Betty Peele 1974 Record: 14-3 Coach: Betty Peele 1975 Record: 6-11 Coach: Betty Peele 1976 Record: 5-9 Coach: Betty Peele 1977 Record: 16-17 Coach: Betty Peele 1978 Record: 17-11 Coach: Betty Peele

O 29 N Catawba N 6 A UNC Charlotte N 6 H UNC Greensboro N 6 H Gardner-Webb N 12 N Winthrop N 12 A Appalachian State N 14 N Wake Forest^ N 14 N UNC Greensboro^ N 15 N UNC Charlotte^ N 15 N UNC Greensboro^ N James Madison* N Tennessee-Martin* N Bellarmine* N Winthrop*

1979 Record: 15-19 Coach: Judy Murray

S 19 H UNC Charlotte S 20 H Lenoir-Rhyne S 20 H Clemson S 21 N Elon S 21 A Mars Hill S 21 N Lenoir-Rhyne S 21 N Clemson O 2 N Lenoir-Rhyne O 2 A Gardner-Webb O 4 H North Carolina Central O 4 H Mars Hill O 4 N Virginia Tech O 4 N Chattanooga O 8 A Guilford O 8 N Catawba O 10 H East Tennessee State O 10 H Gardner-Webb O 16 N Wake Forest O 16 A Mars Hill O 22 A Winthrop O 22 N College of Charleston O 23 A UNC Charlotte O 23 N UNC Pembroke O 25 A East Tennessee State O 29 A UNC Greensboro O 29 N Shaw N 1 A Clemson N 1 N Limestone N 6 A Lenoir-Rhyne N 6 N High Point N 6 N UNC Wilmington * N 6 N High Point * N 6 N UNC Pembroke * N 6 N Lenoir-Rhyne * * NCAIAW State Tournament

1980 Record: 37-11 Coach: Betty Peele (2nd Tenure) S 19 N Francis Marion S 19 A Charleston Southern S 20 N Francis Marion S 20 N Benedict S 20 N USC Aiken S 20 A College of Charleston S 20 N Charleston Southern S 23 A Mars Hill S 23 N North Carolina A&T S 23 H Guilford S 30 N Wake Forest S 30 A Lenoir-Rhyne O 3 N UNC Wilmington O 3 A Gardner-Webb O 4 A North Carolina Central O 4 N St. Augustine’s O 7 H UNC Charlotte O 7 H East Tennessee State O 9 N Catawba O 9 A UNC Asheville O 10 N East Tennessee State O 10 N Virginia Commonwealth O 11 N Howard O 11 N Towson O 11 A James Madison O 11 N East Tennessee State O 14 N Erskine O 14 A Furman O 16 H Lenoir-Rhyne O 16 H UNC Asheville O 20 H Mars Hill O 22 A East Tennessee State O 27 H Appalachian State

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^NCAIAW State Tournament * AIAW Region II Tournament

1981 Record: 39-9 Coach: Betty Peele 3-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 1-2 2-1 0-2 0-2 2-1 2-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 2-3 3-0 0-2 2-0 2-1 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 2-1 2-3 1-2 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-0 1-2 2-0 1-2

2-0 2-0 1-2 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-1 1-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-1 2-0 2-1 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 2-0 2-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 3-0

S 15 H UNC Asheville S 19 N USC Aiken S 19 N Francis Marion S 19 N USC Spartanburg S 19 N Charleston Southern S 19 A College of Charleston S 19 N Francis Marion S 21 A East Tennessee State S 23 H Mars Hill S 23 H Furman S 25 H Appalachian State S 25 H Chattanooga S 28 N Milligan S 28 A UNC Asheville S 30 H Lenoir-Rhyne S 30 H East Tennessee State O 6 A Guilford O 6 N Elon O 8 A Appalachian State O 9 N Marshall O 9 N Virginia Commonwealth O 10 N Howard O 10 N Towson O 10 N Wake Forest O 10 N Lenoir-Rhyne O 14 N UNC Wilmington O 14 A Gardner-Webb O 15 N Catawba O 15 A Mars Hill O 20 N Catawba O 20 A Lenoir-Rhyne O 22 A UNC Charlotte O 22 N UNC Greensboro O 26 N High Point O 26 A Wake Forest N 3 H Elon N 3 H Gardner-Webb N 5 H UNC Charlotte N 12 N Gardner-Webb^ N 12 N North Carolina A&T^ N 13 N UNC Charlotte^ N 13 N Wake Forest^ N 13 N UNC Charlotte^ N 19 N Charleston Southern* N 20 N Tennessee-Martin* N 20 N Winthrop* N 21 A Francis Marion* N 21 N UNC Charlotte* ^NCAIAW State Tournament * AIAW Region II Tournament

1982 Record: 33-12 Coach: Trish Howell

S 10 A UNC Asheville S 10 N Georgia S 10 N USC Spartanburg S 14 N Carson-Newman S 14 A East Tennessee State S 16 N Wake Forest S 16 A Lenoir-Rhyne S 18 N USC Aiken S 18 N Rollins S 18 N Limestone S 18 N Charleston Southern S 18 N Francis Marion S 19 A College of Charleston S 19 N South Carolina State S 19 N Francis Marion S 21 H Mars Hill S 25 N North Carolina S 25 A UNC Charlotte O 1 N Clemson O 1 N Virginia Tech O 1 N Jacksonville

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2-0 1-2 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 2-1 2-0 0-2 1-2 0-2

O 1 N Winthrop O 2 A South Carolina O 5 H Lenoir-Rhyne O 5 H Furman O 8 N Wake Forest O 8 N Virginia Commonwealth O 9 N Towson State O 9 A James Madison O 9 N Virginia Commonwealth O 13 A Tennessee O 14 A Furman O 14 N USC Spartanburg O 24 A Mars Hill O 24 N UNC Asheville O 26 A Appalachian State N 3 H Appalachian State N 3 H UNC Charlotte N 8 H East Tennessee State N 9 A Chattanooga N 9 N Maryville N 19 N Marshall * N 20 N Appalachian State N 20 N Appalachian State

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1-2 1-2 2-1 2-0 2-0 1-2 2-1 2-1 2-1 1-3 2-0 2-1 2-0 2-0 0-3 0-3 2-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-1 1-2

1983 Record: 29-8, 6-0 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

First Year in the Southern Conference Southern Conference Regular Season Champions Southern Conference Tournament Champions

S 15 H Lenoir-Rhyne S 17 N High Point S 17 N Mars Hill S 17 N East Tennessee State S 17 N Tennessee Tech S 17 N Tennessee Tech S 20 H East Tennessee State* S 22 A North Carolina State S 23 N Duke S 23 N George Washington S 23 N Clemson S 24 N East Carolina S 24 N South Carolina S 30 N Clemson S 30 N Mississippi S 30 N South Florida O 1 N UNC Charlotte O 1 N Mississippi State O 4 H Appalachian State* O 6 H UNC Charlotte O 12 A Tennessee O 14 A Clemson O 15 N New Orleans O 15 A Georgia O 18 A Lenoir-Rhyne O 18 N UNC Asheville O 19 A Appalachian State* O 24 A Chattanooga* O 27 H Clemson N 1 H UNC Asheville N 2 H Chattanooga* N 3 A UNC Charlotte N 3 N Virginia Tech N 6 H Virginia N 9 A East Tennessee State* N 19 N Appalachian State $ N 19 A East Tennessee St. $

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3-1 2-1 2-0 2-0 0-2 1-2 3-2 0-3 3-2 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-3 3-2 3-2 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-1 3-0 0-3 3-1 0-3 2-3 2-0 2-0 3-2 3-2 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1

Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Johnson City, Tenn.

The 1983 Western Carolina University volleyball team was the first women’s team in school history to win a Southern Conference championship.

1984 Record: 13-12, 6-2 Southern Coach: Trish Howell First Year in Reid Gymnasium

S 12 A East Tennessee State* S 15 H Tennessee Tech S 18 H Clemson S 21 N South Carolina S 21 N James Madison S 22 N Duke

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S 22 A North Carolina State S 27 N Marshall S 28 N George Mason S 29 N Radford S 29 A Virginia Tech O 1 H Appalachian State* O 3 A Furman* O 8 A Chattanooga* O 9 A Georgia O 15 A Appalachian State* O 16 H Furman* O 18 A UNC Charlotte O 26 H Chattanooga* O 27 H Georgia O 30 H East Tennessee State* N 1 A Clemson N 3 H UNC Charlotte N 9 H East Tennessee State $ N 10 H Appalachian State $ * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match

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1-3 3-1 0-3 3-1 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-1 0-3 1-3 3-1 3-0 3-0 0-3 3-2 2-3 3-0 3-0 2-3

1985 Record: 27-4, 5-0 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions Southern Conference Tournament Champions

S 9 A UNC Asheville S 11 A Clemson S 13 A Lenoir-Rhyne S 18 A Furman S 20 A UNC Charlotte S 21 N East Carolina S 21 N UNC Wilmington S 27 N Stetson S 27 N East Carolina S 27 A Wake Forest S 28 N Appalachian State S 28 N Stetson S 30 H Appalachian State* O 4 N Appalachian State O 4 A East Tennessee State O 5 N Marshall O 5 A East Tennessee State O 5 N Appalachian State O 10 H Georgia O 11 H Chattanooga* O 12 H UNC Charlotte O 15 A East Tennessee State* O 19 A Marshall* O 21 A Georgia Tech O 22 A Georgia O 23 H Lenoir-Rhyne O 24 H UNC Asheville O 31 H Furman* N 6 H Clemson N 8 N Furman $ N 9 A Appalachian State $

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3-0 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-2 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-0 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 1-3 1-3 3-0 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-0 1-3 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-2

* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Boone, N.C.

1986 Record: 24-8, 4-1 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

Southern Conference Regular Season Champions Southern Conference Tournament Champions

S 10 H USC Spartanburg S 13 H Tennessee Tech S 13 H UNC Charlotte S 19 N South Carolina S 19 N Virginia Tech S 20 N George Washington S 23 H Furman* S 24 A Clemson S 27 H Davidson S 27 H Marshall S 30 A Georgia Tech O 3 A Tennessee Tech O 4 A Chattanooga* O 10 N King O 10 N Guilford O 10 N Tennessee Tech O 11 N USC Spartanburg O 11 N Appalachian State O 11 A East Tennessee State O 16 H East Tennessee State* O 20 A UNC Charlotte O 21 A Furman* O 23 A USC Spartanburg O 27 A Appalachian State* O 28 H Georgia Tech O 31 N East Tennessee State O 31 A James Madison N 1 N Appalachian State N 1 N UNC Wilmington

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* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Greenville, S.C.

1987 Record: 16-16, 7-5 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

S 5 A Clemson S 8 A East Tennessee State* S 12 N North Carolina State S 12 A South Carolina S 15 H Appalachian State* S 17 A Duke S 18 N Pennsylvania S 19 N Tennessee Tech S 23 H Georgia Tech S 24 A Davidson* S 25 N East Carolina S 25 N Georgia Tech S 26 N Furman S 26 A UNC Charlotte S 26 N Furman S 29 H High Point S 30 H Georgia State O 10 N Akron O 10 A Marshall* O 13 H East Tennessee State* O 15 H Furman* O 19 A Chattanooga* O 20 A Georgia State O 23 H Davidson* O 27 A Furman* O 30 H UNC Charlotte O 31 H Marshall* N 2 H Clemson N 4 A Appalachian State* N 7 H Chattanooga* N 9 A Georgia Tech N 13 N Chattanooga $

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* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Huntington, W.Va.

1988 Record: 12-23, 5-5 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

S 7 H East Tennessee State* S 9 A South Carolina S 9 N William & Mary S 10 N North Carolina State S 14 H UNC Asheville S 15 A Duke S 16 N Pennsylvania S 17 N Morehead State S 20 A Appalachian State* S 22 N UNC Wilmington S 23 N Coastal Carolina S 24 A UNC Charlotte S 24 N Winthrop S 27 H Chattanooga* S 30 N Xavier (Ohio) S 30 A Winthrop O 1 N UNC Wilmington O 4 A East Tennessee State* O 6 A Furman* O 8 A Marshall* O 10 H UNC Charlotte O 13 H Clemson O 14 A Chattanooga* O 16 H Auburn O 17 A Georgia State O 20 H Furman* O 25 A Georgia Tech O 29 H Marshall N 2 H Georgia Tech N 3 H Georgia State N 5 A Clemson N 8 H Appalachian State* N 11 A Chattanooga* N 12 N East Tennessee State $ N 13 N Marshall $

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* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Chattanooga, Tenn.

1989 Record: 12-12, 8-1 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

Southern Conference Regular Season Co-Champions

S 6 A UNC Asheville S 9 H Marshall* S 12 H Appalachian State* S 13 A Clemson S 15 N Morehead State S 16 A North Carolina State

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S 16 A Liberty S 19 A Chattanooga* S 26 H Furman* O 3 A East Tennessee State* O 6 A Duke O 10 H Georgia Tech O 14 A Marshall* O 20 H Georgia State O 21 H Chattanooga* O 21 H UNC Charlotte O 24 A Furman* O 26 A Georgia Tech O 31 H Clemson N 2 A Appalachian State* N 6 H UNC Asheville N 7 H East Tennessee State* N 11 N Appalachian State $ N 12 A East Tennessee State $

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* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Johnson City, Tenn.

1990 Record: 22-11, 6-4 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

S 4 H UNC Asheville S 7 N UNC Asheville S 7 N Winthrop S 7 N Charleston Southern S 11 A Clemson S 13 A Chattanooga* S 16 H Marshall* S 17 H Mercer S 19 A Appalachian State* S 21 A Marshall* S 25 H Furman* S 27 N Georgia Tech S 27 N Davidson S 28 N Coastal Carolina S 28 N Liberty O 4 H East Tennessee State* O 5 H Augusta State O 9 H Appalachian State* O 9 A Mercer O 9 N Georgia Southern O 9 N Wesleyan O 15 A Georgia State O 16 A Augusta State O 19 H UNC Charlotte O 20 H Georgia Tech O 25 A East Tennessee State* O 27 A Furman* O 30 A Georgia Tech O 31 H Clemson N 1 H Chattanooga* N 5 A UNC Asheville N 9 H Marshall $ N 10 H Furman $

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* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Cullowhee, N.C.

1991 Record: 6-26, 1-9 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

S 3 A UNC Asheville S 6 N Catawba S 7 N James Madison S 7 N UNC Asheville S 10 H Clemson S 13 H Chattanooga* S 16 H Georgia State S 18 A East Tennessee State* S 20 H Georgia Tech S 24 A Furman* S 27 N Virginia Tech S 27 N UNC Wilmington S 28 N Nicholls State S 28 A UNC Charlotte O 2 H Appalachian State* O 4 H Marshall* O 5 H Charleston Southern O 5 H UNC Charlotte O 11 A Chattanooga* O 12 A Georgia Tech O 19 A Mercer O 19 N Jacksonville O 22 H Furman* O 24 A Appalachian State* O 26 A Marshall* O 30 A Clemson N 1 N Chattanooga N 2 N Mercer N 2 A Charleston Southern N 5 H UNC Asheville N 7 H East Tennessee State*

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N 15 N Chattanooga $

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* - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Boone, N.C.

1992 Record: 21-15, 7-2 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

S 4 A South Carolina S 5 N Ohio S 5 N Nicholls State S 7 H Campbell S 8 H Clemson S 11 H Converse S 12 H Mercer S 12 H Radford S 15 H East Tennessee State S 18 N Georgia Tech S 18 N Stetson S 19 N College of Charleston S 19 A Georgia State S 22 H UNC Asheville S 25 N Milligan S 26 A Radford S 26 N Liberty O 2 N Texas-San Antonio O 2 A New Orleans O 3 N Tulane O 3 N Nicholls State O 10 H North Carolina State O 14 A UNC Asheville O 16 A Chattanooga* O 17 A Georgia Southern* O 22 A Furman O 28 A Clemson O 31 H Davidson* N 3 A East Tennessee State* N 4 H Appalachian State* N 7 A Marshall* N 10 H Furman* N 13 H Chattanooga* N 15 H Georgia Southern N 20 N Davidson $ N 21 N East Tennessee State $

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1993 Record: 4-27, 1-8 Southern Coach: Trish Howell

S 3 A South Carolina L 1-3 S 4 N Mercer W 3-0 S 8 H Converse W 3-2 S 10 A Western Kentucky L 0-3 S 11 N Xavier (Ohio) L 0-3 S 11 N Tennessee Tech L 0-3 S 14 A Clemson L 0-3 S 17 N Georgia Tech L 0-3 S 17 A Auburn L 0-3 S 18 N South Alabama L 2-3 S 21 A UNC Asheville L 1-3 S 28 A Converse L 0-3 O 1 A Davidson L 1-3 O 1 N UNC Wilmington L 1-3 O 2 N Virginia Commonwealth L 0-3 O 6 A East Tennessee State L 1-3 O 8 H North Carolina A&T W 3-0 O 15 A Furman* L 0-3 O 16 N Southern Mississippi L 0-3 O 21 H Chattanooga* W 3-1 O 24 H Georgia Southern* L 0-3 O 26 H UNC Asheville L 0-3 O 29 A Davidson* L 0-3 O 31 A Appalachian State* L 0-3 N 2 H Furman L 1-3 N 6 H Marshall* L 1-3 N 8 H East Tennessee State* L 0-3 N 10 H Clemson L 0-3 N 12 A Chattanooga* L 2-3 N 14 A Georgia Southern* L 1-3 N 19 N Furman $ L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Huntington, W.Va.

1994 Record: 13-18, 5-9 Southern Coach: Sara Martin S 2 N Campbell S 2 N UNC Greensboro S 3 N Alabama State S 6 H Mars Hill S 9 H Montevallo S 9 H East Carolina S 10 H Radford S 16 H South Alabama

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1995 Record: 10-24, 4-10 Southern Coach: Sara Martin

S 2 N Jacksonville State L 0-3 S 2 N Chicago State W 3-0 S 2 N Mississippi State L 0-3 S 3 A Eastern Kentucky L 0-3 S 8 N Mercer W 3-1 S 8 N Wofford W 3-0 S 8 A Furman L 0-3 S 9 N Charleston Southern W 3-0 S 9 A Furman L 2-3 S 15 H North Carolina A&T W 3-1 S 15 H Tennessee Tech L 0-3 S 16 H UNC Wilmington L 1-3 S 20 A Davidson* L 1-3 S 23 A Marshall* L 0-3 S 29 N Jacksonville State L 0-3 S 29 N Appalachian State L 0-3 S 30 N Stetson L 2-3 O 3 A Chattanooga* W 3-2 O 6 H Furman* L 0-3 O 7 H Georgia Southern* W 3-1 O 13 A Appalachian State* L 0-3 O 14 H DePaul L 1-3 O 16 A East Tennessee State* L 0-3 O 20 H Marshall* L 0-3 O 21 H UNC Asheville L 2-3 O 22 H Davidson* W 3-1 O 24 A UNC Charlotte L 0-3 O 27 H Chattanooga* L 0-3 N 2 A Furman* L 0-3 N 3 A Georgia Southern* L 1-3 N 10 H East Tennessee State* W 3-2 N 11 H Appalachian State* L 0-3 N 13 H Wofford W 3-1 N 17 N Furman $ L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Davidson, N.C.

1996 Record: 10-23, 3-11 Southern Coach: Sara Martin

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UNC Charlotte UNC Asheville UNC Wilmington Georgia Tech Mercer Furman Campbell UNC Asheville Tennessee Tech Xavier (Ohio) Samford Florida A&M Jacksonville State Stetson Chattanooga* Furman* Georgia Southern* Appalachian State* East Tennessee State* Carson-Newman Marshall* Davidson* Chattanooga* Wofford College of Charleston Furman*

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Southern Conference Tournament Runner- Up A 29 N UNC Asheville L 0-3 A 30 A Wake Forest L 0-3 S 5 A UNC Wilmington L 2-3 S 6 N UNC Charlotte L 2-3 S 6 N UNC Asheville L 0-3 S 12 A Georgia Southern* W 3-2 S 13 A Mercer L 1-3 S 13 N Jacksonville State L 0-3 S 14 N Stetson W 3-1 S 17 H Furman* W 3-0 S 24 H Chattanooga* L 1-3 S 23 H Wofford* W 3-1 S 26 A College of Charleston W 3-1 S 27 N Stetson W 3-0 S 27 N Jacksonville State W 3-1 O 3 A Davidson* L 0-3 O 4 A UNC Greensboro* L 0-3 O 10 H Appalachian State* L 2-3 O 13 H East Tennessee State* W 3-0 O 17 H Charleston Southern W 3-0 O 19 H Georgia Southern* W 3-0 O 23 A Wofford* L 1-3 O 24 N Samford W 3-1 O 25 N Jacksonville State L 1-3 O 25 N Alabama State W 3-0 O 28 A Furman* L 0-3 N 1 A Chattanooga* L 0-3 N 7 H UNC Greensboro* L 1-3 N 9 H Davidson* W 3-2 N 11 H Tennessee L 0-3 N 13 A East Tennessee State* L 1-3 N 16 A Appalachian State* L 1-3 N 21 N Davidson $ W 3-2 N 22 N East Tennessee State $ W 3-1 N 23 N Chattanooga $ L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Chattanooga, Tenn.

1998 Record: 22-13, 13-5 Southern Coach: Michelle Hansen

Southern Conference Tournament Runner- Up S 4 H Charleston Southern W 3-0 S 5 H Texas-Pan American W 3-1 S 5 H Campbell L 0-3 S 9 H Furman* W 3-2 S 11 N UNC Charlotte L 0-3 S 12 N UNC Wilmington W 3-2 S 16 H Chattanooga* L 2-3 S 18 N Ohio L 0-3 S 18 A Wright State L 0-3 S 19 N Robert Morris W 3-0 S 19 N IUPU-Indianapolis L 1-3 S 22 H Wofford* W 3-1 S 25 A UNC Greensboro* L 2-3 S 26 A Davidson* L 0-3 O 1 H East Tennessee State* W 3-0 O 3 H The Citadel W 3-0 O 3 H Jacksonville State L 1-3 O 9 H Georgia Southern* W 3-0 O 10 H College of Charleston* W 3-0 O 12 H Appalachian State* W 3-0 O 14 A Furman* W 3-0 O 17 H Mercer W 3-0 O 17 H Norfolk State W 3-0 O 19 A Wofford* W 3-0 O 22 A Chattanooga* L 0-3 O 27 A Tennessee L 0-3 O 31 H UNC Greensboro* W 3-0 N 1 H Davidson* W 3-2 N 6 A East Tennessee State* L 2-3 N 9 A Appalachian State* W 3-0 N 14 A College of Charleston* W 3-1 N 15 A Georgia Southern* W 3-0 N 20 N UNC Greensboro $ W 3-0 N 21 N Georgia Southern $ W 3-0 N 22 N Chattanooga $ L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Boone, N.C.

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Record: 20-13, 15-5 Southern Coach: Michelle Hansen

First Year in the Ramsey Center S 1 H Georgia State L 2-3 S 3 N Montana State L 0-3 S 3 N Wyoming L 0-3 S 4 N William & Mary L 0-3 S 4 N Wake Forest L 0-3 S 7 H UNC Asheville W 3-1 S 10 N Samford W 3-0 S 10 N Memphis L 1-3 S 11 N Western Illinois L 0-3 S 17 A UNC Greensboro* W 3-1 S 18 A Davidson* L 0-3 S 21 H Appalachian State* W 3-1 S 26 A Georgia Southern* W 3-0 S 29 A Chattanooga* L 1-3 O 4 H Furman (Reid)* W 3-2 O 7 A Wofford* W 3-0 O 9 A The Citadel* W 3-0 O10 A College of Charleston* L 2-3 O 14 H East Tennessee State* W 3-1 O 17 A Appalachian State* W 3-1 O 22 H UNC Greensboro* W 3-0 O 23 H Davidson* L 0-3 O 28 H Chattanooga (Reid)* W 3-0 O 31 H Georgia Southern (Reid)* W 3-1 N 3 H Wofford* W 3-0 N 5 A North Carolina A&T W 3-1 N 7 A Mercer W 3-0 N 10 A Furman* L 1-3 N 12 H The Citadel* W 3-0 N 13 H College of Charleston* W 3-0 N 15 A East Tennessee State* W 3-2 N 19 N College of Charleston $ W 3-0 N 20 N Chattanooga $ L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Cullowhee, N.C.

2000 Record: 20-14, 14-6 Southern Coach: Michelle Hansen

S 1 N George Mason L S 1 N Maryland-Baltimore County L S 2 N Central Michigan L S 5 A East Tennessee State* L S 8 N Bowling Green L S 8 N Florida International W S 9 N Central Florida L S 15 H UNC Greensboro* W S 17 H Davidson* L S 22 N Troy State L S 23 N Samford L S 23 N Tennessee State W S 24 H Georgia Southern* W S 28 A Wofford* W O 2 H Furman* L O 5 A Appalachian State* W O 7 H College of Charleston (Reid)* W O 8 H The Citadel* W O 13 H East Tennessee State* L O 14 H Appalachian State* L O 18 H Chattanooga (Reid)* W O 21 A UNC Greensboro* W O 22 A Davidson* W O 25 A UNC Asheville W O 29 A Georgia Southern* W N 2 H Wofford* W N 4 H Mercer W N 4 H North Carolina A&T W N 6 A Furman* L N 8 A Chattanooga* W N 11 A The Citadel* W N 12 A College of Charleston* W N 17 N Appalachian State $ W N 18 N Davidson $ L * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Charleston, S.C.

2001 Record: 21-11, 15-5 Southern Coach: Michelle Hansen A 31 S 1 S 1 S 4 S 7 S 7 S 8 S 8 S 18 S 21 S 22 S 26 S 29

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2002 Record: 22-12, 13-7 Southern Coach: Angell Benson

A 30 N Purdue L 0-3 A 30 A Middle Tennessee State L 1-3 A 30 N Evansville W 3-1 A 30 N Chicago State W 3-1 S 6 H Tennessee W 3-1 S 7 H Villanova L 0-3 S 7 H Georgia State W 3-1 S 10 A East Tennessee State W 3-0 S 13 A Coastal Carolina W 3-2 S 14 N Pittsburgh L 0-3 S 14 N Savannah State W 3-0 S 17 A Wofford* W 3-1 S 20 H UNC Greensboro* W 3-0 S 21 H Davidson* W 3-0 S 25 A Appalachian State* W 3-1 S 28 A High Point W 3-0 S 28 A Elon* W 3-0 O 2 H Chattanooga* W 3-0 O 6 H Georgia Southern* L 2-3 O 9 A Furman* L 0-3 O 12 H Coll. of Charleston* L 0-3 O 13 H The Citadel* W 3-0 O 16 H East Tennessee State* W 3-1 O 19 H Appalachian State* W 3-1 O 22 A UNC Asheville W 3-2 O 26 A UNC Greensboro* W 3-0 O 27 A Davidson* L 0-3 O 30 A Chattanooga* W 3-1 N 3 A Georgia Southern* L 3-1 N 7 H Wofford* W 3-1 N 10 H Furman* L 2-3 N 16 A The Citadel* W 3-0 N 17 A Coll. of Charleston* L 0-3 N 22 N Furman $ L 2-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Davidson, N.C.

2003 Record: 16-17, 8-10 Southern Coach: Angell Benson

A 29 N Akron L A 30 A Charlotte L A 30 N Florida International L S 5 H Coastal Carolina W S 6 H Savannah State W S 6 H Tennessee State W S 12 A Samford W S 13 N Alabama-Birmingham W S 13 N South Alabama W S 16 H UNC Asheville W S 19 N South Florida L S 20 A Georgia Tech L S 20 N Wisconsin L S 23 A Furman * L S 25 H Chattanooga * W S 30 H East Tennessee State * W O 2 H UNC Greensboro * W O 3 H Elon * L O 10 A College of Charleston * L O 11 A The Citadel * W O 14 A Appalachian State * L O 17 H Georgia Southern * (Reid) L O 19 H Davidson * (Reid) W O 22 H Gardner-Webb W O 28 A Wofford * L O 30 A Chattanooga * L N 4 A East Tennessee State* L N 7 A Elon* W N 8 A UNC Greensboro* W N 11 H Appalachian State* L

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2004 Record: 12-16, 7-7 Southern Coach: Angell Benson

S 1 A Clemson L 0-3 S 3 N The Citadel L 2-3 S 3 A Clemson L 0-3 S 4 N Northern Iowa L 0-3 S 4 N Winthrop L 0-3 S 10 N Wofford W 3-1 S 11 A Campbell W 3-2 S 11 N UNC Asheville W 3-2 S 24 A Chattanooga* W 3-2 S 25 A East Tennessee State L 2-3 S 29 A Gardner-Webb W 3-2 O 1 H Elon* L 2-3 O 2 H UNC Greensboro* W 3-0 O 5 A Appalachian State* L 0-3 O 8 A College of Charleston* L 0-3 O 10 H The Citadel* L 2-3 O 12 H Wofford* W 3-0 O 15 H Furman* W 3-0 O 17 H Coastal Carolina L 0-3 O 19 A UNC Asheville L 0-3 O 22 A Georgia Southern* L 1-3 O 24 A Davidson* W 3-2 O 26 H East Tennessee State W 3-1 O 28 H Chattanooga* W 3-1 N 5 A Elon* L 0-3 N 6 A UNC Greensboro* W 3-2 N 14 H Appalachian State* L 2-3 N 19 N Georgia Southern $ L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Statesboro, Ga.

2005 Record: 9-25, 7-11 Southern Coach: Stephanie Dragan

A 27 N UTEP L 0-3 A 27 A Tennessee State L 0-3 S 2 N Kentucky L 0-3 S 3 A Clemson L 0-3 S 3 N Connecticut L 0-3 S 6 H Gardner-Webb L 2-3 S 9 N Birmingham-Southern L 0-3 S 10 A Samford W 3-1 S 10 N Fairfield L 0-3 S 13 A Wofford* W 3-1 S 17 N Samford L 3-1 S 17 A UNC Asheville L 0-3 S 20 H Appalachian State* L 0-3 S 24 H Davidson* (Reid) L 2-3 S 27 H Chattanooga* W 3-2 O 1 A College of Charleston* L 0-3 O 2 A The Citadel* W 3-1 O 4 H Furman* W 3-2 O 9 H Georgia Southern * L 0-3 O 11 A East Tennessee State L 0-3 O 15 H Elon* (Reid) L 2-3 O 16 H UNC Greensboro* W 3-0 O 18 A Chattanooga* L 0-3 O 21 A Appalachian State* L 0-3 O 22 A Davidson* L 2-3 O 29 H Coll. of Charleston* (Reid) L 0-3 O 30 H The Citadel* W 3-2 N 6 A Georgia Southern* L 2-4 N 8 H East Tennessee State L 0-3 N 10 H UNC Asheville L 0-3 N 12 A Elon* L 1-3 N 13 A UNC Greensboro* W 3-1 N 17 N #10 UNC Greensboro $ W 3-0 N 18 N #2 Appalachian State $ L 2-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Statesboro, Ga.

2006 Record: 8-28, 4-14 Southern Coach: Stephanie Dragan

A 25 N Arkansas-Little Rock L A 25 A Mississippi L A 26 N Southeast Missouri State L A 26 N Pittsburgh L S 1 A Clemson L S 1 N Charlotte W S 2 N Tennessee State L S 2 N South Carolina L S 8 A Morehead L S 9 N Air Force W S 9 N Central Arkansas L

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2007 Record: 9-24, 4-14 Southern Coach: Stephanie Dragan

A 24 A SMU A 25 N Eastern Illinois A 25 N McNeese State A 31 A UNC Asheville S 1 N USC Upstate S 1 N Kennesaw State S 7 A Georgia Tech S 7 N Georgia S 8 N Kentucky S 8 N Arizona S 11 H Gardner-Webb S 14 H UNC-Wilmington S 14 H The Citadel* S 15 H Presbyterian S 15 H North Carolina A&T S 18 A Chattanooga* S 21 H Appalachian State* S 22 H Davidson* S 26 H East Tennessee S 30 A Georgia Southern* O 5 A Furman* O 6 A Wofford* O 11 A College of Charleston* O 13 H Elon* O 14 H UNC Greensboro* O 19 A Appalachian State* O 20 A Davidson* O 24 H Wofford* O 28 H Georgia Southern* O 30 H Chattanooga* N 6 H Furman* N 10 A Elon* N 11 A UNC Greensboro* * - Southern Conference match

2008 Record: 6-26, 4-14 Southern Coach: Stephanie Dragan

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SFA Wisconsin Kentucky Pittsburgh Illinois State Western Michigan Oakland NC State William & Mary UNC Asheville Norfolk State Arkansas State Presbyterian UNCG* Elon* Chattanooga* Samford* Furman* Georgia Southern* Davidson* Appalachian State* Wofford* College of Charleston* The Citadel* East Tennessee State Elon*

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2009 Record: 4-26, 1-15 Southern Coach: Manolo Concepcion

A 28 N Florida International A 29 A No. 21 Kentucky A 29 N Northwestern S 2 A UNC Asheville S 4 N Bradley S 5 N South Carolina State S 5 N Coppin State S 11 H Gardner-Webb S 11 H Cleveland State S 12 H Howard S 18 N UNC Wilmington S19 N Charlotte S19 A Coastal Carolina S 23 A Georgia S 26 A College of Charleston* S 30 A Appalachian State* O 3 A Elon* O 4 A UNC Greensboro* O 7 H Furman* O 10 H Samford* O 11 H Chattanooga* O 18 H Wofford* O 23 A Davidson* O 25 A Georgia Southern* O 31 H The Citadel* N 4 H Appalachian State* N 7 A Chattanooga* N 8 A Samford* N 14 H UNC Greensboro* N 15 H Elon* * - Southern Conference match

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2010 Record: 6-26, 1-17 Southern Coach: Manolo Concepcion

A 29 N SFA A 29 N Wisconsin A 30 A Kentucky A 30 N Pittsburgh S 5 A Illinois State S 6 N Western Michigan S 6 N Oakland S 13 A NC State S 13 N William & Mary S 16 H UNC Asheville S 19 H Norfolk State S 19 H Arkansas State S 20 H Presbyterian S 27 H UNCG* S 28 H Elon* O 4 A Chattanooga* O 5 A Samford* O 8 A Furman* O 10 H Georgia Southern* O 12 H Davidson* O 15 H Appalachian State* O 18 A Wofford* O 24 H College of Charleston* O 25 H The Citadel* O 28 A East Tennessee State N 1 A Elon* N 2 A UNC Greensboro* N 5 A Appalachian State* N 8 H Samford* N 9 H Chattanooga* N 15 A College of Charleston* N 16 A The Citadel* * - Southern Conference match

2011 Record: 13-20, 8-8 Southern Coach: Karen Glover A 26 N USC Upstate A 27 N Western Michigan A 27 A Virginia S 2 N North Carolina A&T S 2 N Campbell S 3 A North Carolina State S 3 A Wisconsin S 9 N Ball State S 10 A Purdue S 10 N Jacksonville State S 13 H UNC Asheville S 16 N Gardner-Webb S 17 A USC Upstate

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S 12 A Gardner-Webb L 0-3 S 15 H High Point W 3-2 S 15 H Kent State L 0-3 S 16 H Valparaiso L 0-3 S 16 H Kennesaw State W 3-1 S 20 H Chattanooga* L 0-3 S 23 H Elon* L 0-3 S 24 H UNC Greensboro* L 2-3 S 27 A Appalachian State* L 0-3 O 1 A Georgia Southern* W 3-2 O 6 H College of Charleston* L 1-3 O 7 H The Citadel* L 2-3 O 10 H Davidson* L 1-3 O 14 A Wofford* W 3-0 O 15 A Furman* L 0-3 O 17 A Chattanooga* L 0-3 O 20 A UNC Greensboro* L 0-3 O 21 A Elon* L 0-3 O 24 H Wofford* W 3-0 O 29 H Georgia Southern* L 1-3 O 31 A East Tennessee State L 0-3 N 4 A The Citadel* W 3-2 N 5 A College of Charleston* L 0-3 N 12 H Furman* L 0-3 N 16 N Georgia Southern L 0-3 * - Southern Conference match $ - SoCon Tournament match - Statesboro, Ga.

Team Superlatives SoCon Regular Season Champions: 1983, 1985, 1986, 1989 (Co-Champs) SoCon Tourn. Champions: 1983, 1985, 1986 SoCon Tourn. Record: 18-22 (Last win: 11/17/05) SoCon Tourn. Appearances: 1983-2006, 2011 30+ Win Seasons: 3 (1980, 1981, 1982) 20+ Win Seasons: 13 (1980, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘85, ‘86, ‘90, ‘92, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02) Winning Record Seasons: 14 (1980, ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘84, ‘85, ‘86, ‘90, ‘92, ‘98, ‘99, 2000, ‘01, ‘02) Even Record Seasons: 2 (1987, ‘89) Losing Record Seasons: 17 (1979, 1988, 1991, 1993-1997, 2003-11) Most Wins in a Season: 39 in 1981 (39-9) Fewest Wins in a Season: 4 in 1993 (4-27) & 2009 (4-26) Most Matches in a Season: 48 in both 1980 (37-11) and 1981 (39-9) Fewest Matches in a Season: 24 in 1989 (12-12) Most Consecutive Victories: 16 in 1982 (Sept. 10 – Sept. 25) Most Consecutive Losses: 19 in 2009 (Sept. 18 - Nov. 14) Most SoCon Wins: 16 in 2009 (Sept. 18 - Nov. 14) Fewest SoCon Wins: 1 in both 2009 (1-15) & 2010 (1-16)

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Most Consecutive SoCon Wins: 6, 3x: 2002 (Sept. 17 - Oct. 2), 2001 (Oct. 17 - Oct. 31) & 1983 (Undefeated in league-play) All-Time Record (since 1979): 625-624 All-Time SoCon Record: 188-215 Record in Ramsey Center: 77-68

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Alvarez, AnnMarie...................... 1989-92 Alvarez, Paloma.................... 2009-2010 Anderson, Geneva..................... 1978-79 INTRO Andrews, Elaine......................... 1987-90 STAFF Arendell, Alexandria........................2002 CATAMOUNTS Abbey Althof.....................................2007 REVIEW Arledge, Jayne..................................1975 HISTORY Attebery, Christy.................... 1998-2001 WCU

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Ballard, Rebecca.......................1992-94 Barrett, Michelle........................1983-86 Baxter, Kristin............................1992-95 Beasley, Ashley................................2002 Bell, Amy.................................... 1984-87 Blankenship, Jill.........................1984-86 Boyd, Kristen............................. 1991-92 Boyd, Terri.................................. 1984-87 Boyle, Meghan...........................2003-06 Brewster, Anna................................2001 Brooks, Kara Lynzee.................. 2007-09 Brooks, Lisa.....................................1994 Brown, Lauren.................................2006 Brown, Regina............................ 1987-90 Burke, Janice.............................1980-82 Burke, Kathy...............................1973-74

Granville, Bonnie....................... 1973-76 Piechota, Caitlin................ 2011-present Grimes, Ashley.................................1992 Poff, Holly...................................1995-98 Green, Cindy.............................. 1980-81 Prince, Pre.......................................1979 Green, Judy................................1980-83

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Halford, Brenda......................... 1973-75 Hallas, Dian............................... 1976-79 Hamilton, Kim............................ 1987-90 Harder, Shari..............................2000-03 Harmon, Meredith..................... 2004-07 Harrison, Crissi................................2000 Hartsell, Kim..............................1988-89 Helms, Debbie........................... 1975-76 Hemphill, Michelle..................... 1978-79 Hennessey, Katie.......................2006-09 Hensler, Erin....................................1999 Herron, Ramsey.........................1996-99 Holliday, Emily............................1982-85 Homan, Cathy..................................1973 Horne, Vicki......................................1973

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Jakovljevic, Jelena...........................2007 Jarrell, Julie......................................1999 Johnson, Brittny...............................2006 Johnson, Debbie..............................1973 Johnson, Genevieve..................2004-05 C Jones, Sharon.............................1973-74 Camp, Cindy.......................... 1999-2000 Jorgensen, Michaela.......................2003 Castle, Elaine...................................2005 Justus, Tracey..................................2005 Carly Cash.................................. 2007-08 Chadwick, Tara..........................1993-96 K Chang, Jackie..................................1989 Kasch, Sheree........................... 1979-82 Chaparro, Amanda............... 2009-2010 Keeler, Robyn.............................1980-83 Cheek, Janet.............................. 1975-78 Kerr, Amanda.............................2006-09 Chinlund, Julie.................................1975 Kirkpatrick, Angell.....................1989-92 Chockla, Janelle..............................2000 Koehler, Jessica...............................1999 Cline, Sheila............................... 1977-78 Komosinski, Sara......................2000-03 Coates, Roseanna...........................1973 Koontz, Heather........................2003-06 Cochran, Morgan...............2010-present Knupp, Martha................................1975 Coe, Teretha.....................................1980 L Cooke, Kerry.............................. 1977-79 Courtney, Dell.............................1974-76 Lambert, Peggy................................ 1976 Creedy, Laura...................................1996 Langley, Robin...........................1982-85 Crowe, Mandy..................................1999 Lawing, Erin............................... 1977-78 Cunningham, L’Tonia.......................2007 Lee, Brianna....................................2008 Curtis, Nancy...................................1973 Lockhart, Teri............................. 1973-76 Lysik, Brittany....................... 2008-2011

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Day, Alexandra.................................2006 Dills, Leanne..............................1992-96 Drake, Lola.......................................1980

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Eble, Tricia.................................. 2001-02 Eichhorn, Ginger........................ 1979-82 Everly, Robyn..............................2002-04

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Gantt, Sara............................ 2008-2010 Owle, Morgan...................................1998 Gardner, Lisa.............................1985-88 P Gibson, Norma........................... 1978-80 Parana, Melissa...............................2004 Gibson, Sheri...................................1996 Parker, Kristin............................ 1988-91 Goebel, Mary O..........................1993-96 Peters, Stefanie......................... 2001-04 Gorman, Beth............................ 1986-87 Petterson, Terri..........................1989-90 Gorton, Michelle........................2000-03

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Safley, Jan..................................1993-95 Sartor, Jennifer................................1989 Savoia, Tricia..............................1993-96 Sawyers, Cathrine......................1992-96 Schultheis, Kirtley..................... 1977-78 Scroggins, Abbey.............. 2009-present Setzer, Susan..............................1974-76 Sheffield, Cami................................1994 Simpson, Marian.............................1991 Smith, Andrea............................2004-05 Smith, Donna............................. 1984-87 Smith, Elizabeth........................1995-98 Smith, Sherry............................. 1989-91 Solomon, Cindy................................ 1976 Spitzer, Danielle........................2003-05 Spruill, Kim................................1985-88 Stein, Pamela............................ 2000-01 Stitt, Shirley......................................1973 Stoetzel, Layna.......................... 2001-04 Stoltz, Rebecca..................... 2008-2011 Stroud, Judy............................... 1973-75 Sullivan, Crystal.........................1983-86 Sutton, Emily....................................1996 Sutton, Nancy............................ 1981-84 Sweeney, Shannon.................... 1997-98

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Talbert, Debra............................ 1981-83 Talbot, Ellie.................................2002-05 Taylor, Terri.......................................1979 Timmermann, Jordan....... 2011-present Thaut, Kellyn..............................2003-04 Thomas, Katherine....................1988-92 Thurn, Andrea............................ 1976-79 Tillotson, Emily........................... 1991-94 M Timmons, Laura...............................1995 McConlogue, Paige........... 2011-present Todd, Amanda..................................2006 McDonald, Shea..............................1993 Trine, Caroline..................................1999 McManus, Keeya.......................1995-98 Trudeau, Desiree.............................1999 McLauchlin, Liz.......................... 2007-08 Madden, Jessica........................ 1995-97 W Maners, Nicole................................1989 Warner, Vickie............................1980-83 Marshall, Debbie....................... 1986-87 Whitaker, Teresa........................ 1977-79 Milan-Williams, Bri............... 1998-2001 White, Linda..................................... 1976 Minogue, Carrie.................... 2008-2011 Whitley, Jessica................................2007 Minton, Ashley...................... 1998-2000 Wike, Anna.................................1980-83 Mintz, Shanna.................................2000 Willard, Kate..............................2003-06 Morris, Mary Lynn...................... 1973-75 Wingo, Rhonda................................1973 Morton, Missy............................ 1987-88 Bold denotes current player

Fick, Jessi...................................1996-98 Fleming, Saundra......................1980-82 Flack, Jamie.....................................1998 Foster, Donna..................................1978 Franklin, Emily...................... 2008-2010 Freeman, Lenora.............................1978 N Frye, Terry................................... 1976-79 Neumann, Krista.......................2005-06

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Raby, Julie........................................1994 Rea, Kit...................................... 1978-79 Ribalkin, Felicity...............................2002 Roach, Lanna...................................2006 Roberts, Kassee..............................2007 Rondone, Liz..............................2006-09 Rook, Ali..................................... 2007-08 Ross, Jennifer............................1990-93

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DR. DAVID O. BELCHER INTRO STAFF CATAMOUNTS REVIEW HISTORY WCU

Western Carolina University Chancellor

David O. Belcher, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock since 2003, has been elected chancellor of Western Carolina University by the Board of Governors of the multi-campus University of North Carolina.

UNC President Tom Ross placed Belcher’s name in nomination Friday, April 8, 2011, during a regular meeting of the board. Belcher, 53, will assume his new duties July 1, succeeding John W. Bardo, who is stepping down after 16 years in the post. In recommending Belcher to the Board of Governors, Ross said: “David Belcher brings to the task more than two decades of academic and leadership experience at highly respected public universities. At each step along the way, he has proven himself to be an energetic and effective leader who encourages strategic thinking, promotes collaboration and inclusiveness, and makes student success a university-wide responsibility. He has also earned a reputation for great integrity, sound decision-making, and a strong commitment to community engagement and outreach. I am convinced that Dr. Belcher has the right mix of experience, skills, and passion needed to take Western Carolina to the next level, and I am thrilled that he has agreed to join our leadership team.” A member of the University of Arkansas System, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a doctoral research university enrolling more than 13,000 students at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. Its six colleges and UALR’s William H. Bowen School of Law include more than 100 programs of study. Like Western Carolina, UALR has experienced significant enrollment growth while increasing academic standards and has focused on meeting regional and state needs in education, health-related fields, and strategic areas of research and development. As provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Belcher is UALR’s chief academic officer. In that role, he has been responsible for overseeing all academic programs, as well as providing leadership for the Offices of Research and Graduate Studies, Innovation and Commercialization, and Extended Programs; UALR’s Ottenheimer Library; student recruitment; the UALR Nanotechnology Center; the Sequoyah National Research Center; the Arkansas Studies Institute; and the Donaghey Scholars Program. A native of Barnwell, S.C., Belcher graduated from Furman University in 1979 with a degree in piano performance. After receiving a master’s degree (1981) in the field at the University of Michigan, he studied in Vienna, Austria, on a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellowship before earning his doctorate (1989) at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. While a student at Eastman, he received the Jerald C. Graue Memorial Scholarship for excellence in musicological research.

tenure at MSU, he rose steadily through the academic and administrative ranks. After serving as coordinator of keyboard studies in MSU’s Music Department (1989-92) and assistant dean of the College of Arts and Letters (1993), he was named dean of the College of Arts and Letters in 1994. He left Missouri in 2003 to join UALR as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. At UALR, Belcher has been credited with leading strategic planning and emphasizing the campus’ institutional mission to be responsive to regional and state priorities. Under his leadership, the campus launched seven new doctoral degree programs, created an Office of Innovation and Commercialization to capitalize on faculty research and promote economic development, implemented initiatives to improve student retention and graduation rates, earned designation as a Carnegie Community Engaged institution, and begun a thorough review of the undergraduate curriculum. Belcher also was a member of the leadership team for UALR’s first comprehensive development campaign, which reached its $75-million fund-raising goal 1½ years ahead of schedule in summer 2010 and has now been extended to $100 million. Throughout his career, Belcher has appeared widely as a recitalist and chamber musician and been active in civic and community organizations. He served on the boards of directors of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. A past chair of the Little Rock Arts and Culture Commission, he has previously led the boards of the Springfield (Missouri) Regional Opera and the Springfield Regional Arts Council and has held leadership positions with the National Conference of Governors’ Schools, Missouri Citizens for the Arts, the Missouri Alliance for Arts Education, and the Urban Districts Alliance. Voted 2004 Administrator of the Year by UALR students, he also received the 1999 Ozzie Award from the Springfield Regional Arts Council in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the arts.

Belcher is married to Susan Brummell Belcher, who taught voice at Belcher began his academic career in 1988 as an assistant UALR and co-chaired the UALR Music Department Recruitment Committee. professor of music at Missouri State University. During his 15-year

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MR. RANDY EATON

Western Carolina University Director of Athletics Randy Eaton, former senior associate director of athletics at the University of Maryland, is the new director of athletics at Western Carolina University. Western Carolina Chancellor David O. Belcher announced today (Wednesday, Dec. 14) the selection of Eaton, who brings more than 20 years of athletics administration experience to the post. Eaton’s appointment, effective Dec. 14, follows a national search conducted by a 14-member committee working with the assistance of Todd Turner of Collegiate Sports Associates, a North Carolina-based executive search

consulting firm. Eaton had been senior associate director of athletics at the University of Maryland and the athletics department’s chief financial officer since June 2008. He joined the Terrapins’ athletics program in 2003 as associate director in charge of business operations. At Maryland, he was the No. 2 administrator in the athletics department and oversaw a $60 million annual operating budget. He served as interim director in 2010, and recently assumed additional responsibility for new revenues, facilities and operations. He also has held positions at the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, East Tennessee State University, Ohio State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, and with the Ohio Glory of World League Football. Belcher introduced Eaton to the news media, Catamount athletics fans and members of the campus community in a press conference in the in the Peele, Westmoreland Suhre, Hartshorn Hospitality Room of the Liston B. Ramsey Regional Activity Center. “What impresses me most about Randy is his unwavering commitment to the student-athlete and the fact that he understands that the word `student’ is the most important part of that hyphenated term,” he said. “He is totally committed to the concept that these young people who come to our university are students first, and athletes second. That’s not to say that Randy does not want success on the fields and courts of play, because he shares the same expectations of excellence that I have for all of our sports teams. He has a passion for winning, and for winning the right way. But he also understands the role that athletics plays in the university and that it is not a stand-alone entity apart from the academy,” Belcher said. Eaton’s career includes nearly seven years as part of the athletics department administration at East Tennessee State University, a former member of the Southern Conference, the intercollegiate conference in

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which WCU competes. “From my days at ETSU, my wife and I have fond memories of trips to Western Carolina for football and basketball games, and how friendly and warm the Catamount fan base was to the fans from ETSU. In addition to the affability of the fans, I was impressed that WCU was always a tough opponent, regardless of the sport,” Eaton said. “What solidified my decision to join the Catamount program was the family atmosphere I found on the entire campus during the interview process. This athletics program and the entire university are poised to take off to, and reach, new heights, and I want to be a part of that journey.” Eaton said he possesses an overarching desire to “win every game, graduate every student-athlete, and do it all with class” that helps him maintain a focus on what is most important - the studentathletes. “Additionally, I believe my years of varied experience within intercollegiate athletics have prepared me for this opportunity and will serve both myself and the entire athletics program well,” he said. “I would also like to think my straight-forwardness and outgoing nature will benefit me in leading this department. I told people during my interview `what you see is what you get,’ and I meant it.” Eaton was selected from among approximately 75 potential candidates for the position, said Shea Browning, WCU associate general counsel and chair of the athletics director search committee. Seven candidates were interviewed by the search committee off-site in Asheville. “The number of well-qualified candidates in the pool is a testament to how Western Carolina University is viewed beyond these mountains,” Browning said. “I am extremely excited with the selection and hiring of Randy Eaton. I believe his expertise and experience will carry the department of athletics to new heights. I also applaud the effort and the hard work of the search committee. Our task of selecting two finalists to recommend to Chancellor Belcher, from a very strong applicant pool, was a daunting one, especially given our time constraints.” Eaton’s boss at Maryland praised WCU for its decision. “He will do a great job as director of athletics,” said Kevin Anderson, director of athletics at Maryland. “In Randy, you get someone with both expertise in college athletics and a person who really cares about the studentathletes.” Deborah A. Yow, director of athletics at North Carolina State University, called Eaton “...a high-energy and results-oriented professional, held in high esteem by his peers,” while James Franklin, head football coach at Vanderbilt University, characterized Eaton as “...a first-class guy with tremendous experience.” “He is one of those I’ve worked with in college athletics that gets it,” Franklin said. “He understands college athletics, revenue and nonrevenue sports and how to make them coexist. He is a guy that will represent the athletics department and the university very well.”

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WCU Administrative Staff

MR. JAMAAL MAYO

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Assistant Athletic Director / Volleyball Supervisor

Jamaal Mayo is entering his sixth year as a member of the Western Carolina University Department of Athletics, serving most recently as the Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Services. He is the sport supervisor for volleyball, women’s tennis and softball. In addition, Mayo serves as the gameday administrator for the men’s and women’s basketball programs and track & field.

As of July 1, 2012, Mayo began a new role as Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations. In this new role, Mayo has been charged with galvanizing Western Carolina’s Facilities and Operations unit. This is an effort to ensure that positive experiences of WCU’s student athletes, coaches and fans are equal from venue to venue, game to game and practice to

practice. This deals with pre-game preparation, field/arena maintenance and overseeing the day-to-day operations for all of Western Carolina’s venues and facilities. In his role as Assistant Athletic Director for Academic Services, Mayo oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services and also coordinated the NCAA Student-Athlete Affairs Program - formerly known as CHAMPS Life Skills - for the athletic department. Prior to being promoted to Academic Services, Mayo served as the Coordinator of Student-Athlete Academic Support. The Hillsborough, N.C., native is a 2003 graduate of Western Carolina University, Mayo earned his bachelor’s degree in Sport Management while also playing football for the Catamounts. Mayo returned to his alma mater in August of 2007 after a brief stint with the Durham Bulls as the team’s group ticket sales associate. Mayo is also pursuing his master’s degree in College Student Personnel from WCU.

DR. JENNIFER BROWN

SENIOR WOMAN ADMINISTRATOR, Western Carolina University Dr. Jennifer Brown was appointed to the position as Western Carolina’s fifth Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) on July 1, 2005. A native of Eden, N.C., Brown is in her 11th year at WCU, coming to Cullowhee in August of 2001 as the Director of Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes. In that capacity, Brown was responsible for overseeing all of the of the academic support programs for Catamount athletics which includes the Academic Enhancement Program (AEP). As the Senior Woman Administrator, Brown has continued her supervision of AEP, with the addition of sport administration for softball. Brown earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from North Carolina State University in 1992 and received her Masters of Arts in counselor education in ‘96 from North Carolina Central University. She

was awarded her Doctoral degree in counselor education in the spring of 2004 from N.C. State, and began instructing a counseling course in the fall of 2005 in WCU’s college student personnel graduate degree program. Prior to coming to Western Carolina, Brown worked with Academic Support Programs for Student-Athletes at both North Carolina and North Carolina State. She has also served as the program coordinator for the Youth Out of the Edcuation Mainstream Project at the Center for the Prevention of School Violence. Additionally, Brown worked with the North Carolina Association of Educators as the parent coordinator of the North Carolina Foundation for Public School Children. During her tenure in Cullowhee, Brown has garnered numerous accolades. She was named the Most Outstanding Academic Advisor during the 200203 academic calendar year, as well as the Last Minute Productions Staff Supporter of the Year during that same time frame. In 2003-04, Brown was awarded the John Fry Advising Award which honors excellence in working and dealing with students. Dr. Brown gave birth to a son - Jayden Ronald Brown - on June 16, 2012.

DR. A.J. GRUBE

Western Carolina University Faculty / Athletics Representative Dr. Angela Johnson (A.J.) Grube was named Western Carolina’s Faculty/Athletics Representative during the 2012 spring semester. It is the second such appointment for Grube during her tenure at WCU. Grube is an associate professor and department head in the Department of Business Administration & Law and Sport Management. She earned her Ph.D. from The Florida State University in 1998, an M.P.A. from Georgia College and State University in 1994, an M.S. degree in Sport Management from Georgia Southern in 1991, and a B.B.A. in marketing and management from Georgia College and State University in 1990. Grube has a long and diverse history in athletics including teaching as an assistant professor of sport management at Daniel Webster College from

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1998-99 before coming to Cullowhee. While completing her Ph.D. in sport management at FSU, she was a graduate assistant for the CHAMPS/Life Skills program – what is now called Student-Athlete Affairs. Also during her time in Tallahassee, she spent the summer of 1996 as training site office manager with the British Olympic Association. Grube was additionally the Coordinator of the International Sport Management Conference at Georgia Tech (1993-93). Grube worked for six years in the prestigious summer wooden bat Cape Cod Baseball League including three years as an Assistant General Manager for the Chatham A’s and three years as General Manager of the Wareham Gatemen. Since arriving at Western Carolina in 1999, Grube has served as Assistant to the Chancellor for Equal Opportunity Programs and as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. In addition, Grube is currently a member of the NCAA’s Committee on Athletic Certification. Grube is married to Dr. Dan Grube, an associate professor of physical education at Director of the School of Teaching and Learning.

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WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY . . . A HOME OF TRUE STUDENT-ATHLETES

Western Carolina University is committed to helping its student-athletes both on and off the playing field. WCU treasures its outstanding academic reputation and is equally proud of the tradition of its athletic teams. Realizing the important role that sport plays in the lives of our student-athletes, the Office of Academic Support Services for StudentAthletes, in conjunction with the Office of Academic Advising assist student-athletes with managing their athletic demands without sacrificing their academic careers. WCU Department of Athletics has always understood the primacy of academics and maintains a close working relationship with both offices of academic support.

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The Office of Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes reports to the Athletic Director and is committed to: (1) Ensuring that each student-athlete at WCU continues to make academic progress towards graduation as well as maintaining athletic eligibility; (2) Ensuring that every student-athlete be provided the necessary resources needed to be academically successful; (3) Striving to assist each student-athlete with reaching their fullest potential as young adults in achieving their career and life goals. The Academic Support Services staff is responsible for monitoring the academic progress and class attendance of all student-athletes and coordinating the Academic Enhancement Program. The Academic Enhancement Program (AEP) offers academic resources to its student-athletes to give them the best opportunity for continued success in the classroom. All first semester freshmen and transfers and are required to participate in the program. Catamount student-athletes are provided with tutorial services and educational and career workshops. In conjunction with AEP, the Catamount football team also employs the Academic Game Plan (AGP), which includes each first-year, and all at risk football studentathletes. The program includes organizing daily activities such as reading, tests and quizzes into a notebook that aids in managing time and prioritizing academic responsibilities. In addition, coaches, serving as mentors, hold detailed, hour-long meetings with the student-athletes included in AGP on a daily basis to monitor progress and to stay involved. The Office of Academic Advising is part of a larger academic support program known as the Office of Advising and Retention Services which has a fundamental responsibility for enhancing the educational experience for all students. All freshmen student-athletes are advised by a specific academic advisor through enrollment in USI 130, Academic and Career Planning, a one-hour elective course. Through this course, students learn about WCU academic programs and policies, NCAA academic regulations, gain a better understanding of the meaning of higher education, learn more about themselves, and make new friends. All student-athletes are advised by the athletic advisor until they formally declare a major.

Former Catamount pitcher and Leggett Legacy recipient Vance Chavis (left) being presented his diploma by WCU Chancellor Dr. David Belcher. Chavis received his degree in engineering technology with a minor in marketing. Chavis was initiated into the Tau Alpha Pi National Honor Society through the Kimmel School of Engineering while also graduating with a 3.70 GPA.

Exemplifying their commitment to academic excellence and emphasis across the department is apparent in the increasing number of student-athletes recognized for scholastic merit. Since 2000, Western Carolina has produced six Academic All-America selections including Ryan Schade (baseball in 2002); Jason Whaley (football in 2003); Yoneko Allen (women’s basketball in 2004); Tyler Sexton (baseball in 2006, ‘07); Brooke Johnson (women’s basketball in 2008, ‘09); and Jake Robinson (men’s basketball in 2010). Whaley was also the recipient of an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation. During that same span, a trio of Catamount basketball student-athletes (Allen, Emre Atsur and Rans Brempong) were recipients of the Southern Conference’s Mike Wood Postgraduate Scholarship, while track athlete Tonya Edmunds was one of 32 NCAA student-athletes to be awarded a postgraduate scholarship through its Ethnic Minority and Women’s Enhancement Postgraduate Scholarship Programs for 2005-06. In 2006, Emily Pierce (women’s soccer) was awarded the SoCon’s David Knight Graduate Scholarship and the WCU soccer team was recognized by the NCAA as the team ranked among the sport’s top 10 percent in Academic Progress Rate (APR). For 2011-12, five women’s golfers - Christina Amoriello, Katy Kile, Maria Kjelldorff, Blaire Minter and Rachel Nelson – were named All-American Scholars by the National Golf Association (NGCA) marking the most in program history. The team ranked ninth in the nation among all three NCAA divisions, the NAIA and NJCAA in overall team GPA. Also last year, WCU’s women’s basketball earned its fifth selection to the WBCA Academic Top-25, ranking 13th with a combined team GPA of 3.406. In 2008, the squad ranked a program-best fifth with an eighth-place ranking in 2009, 15th in 2007 and sixth in 2001. Off the field for the 2011-12 academic year, WCU student-athletes accumulating over 4,000 hours of community service. One of the most involved initiatives was the “Whee Think Pink,” program that was spearheaded by women’s soccer player Samantha Hodge and the Student-Athlete Advisory Council. The student-athletes raised over $4,000 that was donated to breast cancer research. WCU also won the SoCon’s “Keeping Tabs on Children” fund-raising program competition between its member institutions.

Former WCU volleyball player Heather Koontz at Western’s 2007 commencement ceremonies. Koontz finished in the top twenty of WCU’s all-time kills chart, digs, aces and blocks.

Catamount student-athletes posted a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.125. Bolstering that GPA were a combined 21, 4.0 GPA’s in the Fall of 2011 and Spring of 2012 semesters and a combined total of 182 with a 3.0-GPA or better. A combined 66 WCU student-athletes were named to the SoCon’s Fall, Winter and Spring All-Academic teams.

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Catamount Athletic Department WESTERN CAROLINA HEAD COACHES

WESTERN CAROLINA ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT STAFF

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 Head Coach Baseball

Larry Hunter

Head Coach Men’s Basketball

Karen Middleton

Kim Cherry-Beck

Danny Williamson

Mark Speir

Bobby Moranda

Head Coach Women’s Basketball

Randy Eaton

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Daniel Hooker

Head Coach Cheerleading

Head Coach Cross Country / Track & Field

Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations

Head Coach Men’s Golf

Mallory Hetzel Head Coach Women’s Golf

Chad Miller

Assistant Director of Media Relations

Head Coach Women’s Soccer

Corinne Hahn Ticket Office Coordinator

Jim Clift

Head Coach Softball

Chris Wollett Head Coach Women’s Tennis

Stacey Miller

Larry Arbaugh

Gorham Bradley

Associate AD for Business Development & Media Relations

Associate AD for Development/ Director of the Catamount Club

Rick Fulton

Denise Gideon

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance

Athletics Business Officer

Lindsey Lessing

Jeremiah Fisher Assistant Director of the Catamount Club

Assistant Director of the Catamount Club

Jadwin Bignon

Steven Honbarger

Brandon King

Katie Moore

Cheryl Plemmons

Director of Media Relations

Stefanie Conley

Director of Corporate Sponsorhips & Special Events

Jeff Pitman

Head Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Director of Marketing & Promotions

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

Director of Sports Medicine

Julie Miller

Head Athletic Trainer

Karen Glover Head Coach Volleyball

Andrew Browder Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Jamaal Mayo

Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Operations

Todd Lawing

Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations

Head Coach Football

Bryan Powell

Carter Cheves

Dr. Jennifer Brown

Associate Athletic Director / Senior Woman Administrator

Mike Taylor

Head Athletic Equipment Manager

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Executive Assistant

Kim Jamison

Athletic Department Administrative Assistant


Western Carolina Hall of Fame

Western Carolina University’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 1990 to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of former student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Inductees are selected by a 10-member committee composed of representatives from the University’s alumni association, former athletes association, faculty athletics committee, administration, athletics department, the Catamount Club and area media representatives. NAME (INDUCTED)........................YEARS AT WCU

NAME (INDUCTED)........................YEARS AT WCU NAME (INDUCTED)........................YEARS AT WCU NAME (INDUCTED)........................YEARS AT WCU INTRO

ARDREY, Sam (1997).............................1937-40 .................. Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Football

GRIFFIN, Odell (1992)........................... 1939-40 McINTOSH, Otis (1997)..........................1968-71 SIMMONS, Clyde (2002)....................... 1982-85 STAFF ................................................Men’s Basketball ..............................................................Football ..............................................................Football CATAMOUNTS

ARLEDGE, Jayne (1992).........................1976-79 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

GRUNDY, Phillip (2005)..........................1991-93 McKENNIE, Tony (2008)........................ 1986-90 SPRADLING, Steve (2009).................... 1967-70 HISTORY .............................................................Baseball .......................................................Track & Field ..............................................................Football

BEVERLIN, Jason (2008)....................... 1992-94 .............................................................Baseball

GUDGER, Jim (1990)............................. 1940-69 MILLER, Brett D. (2001)........................ 1984-86 STANKUNAS, Frank (1992).................... 1960-63 ................................................. Athlete & Coach ..........................................................Men’s Golf ..............................................................Football

BIASUCCI, Dean (1997)........................ 1980-83 ..............................................................Football

HAILEY, Freddie (1999)......................... 1984-87 MOORE, Chris (2011)............................ 1996-99 STANLEY, Bill (2012)............................. 1964-69 .............................................................Baseball .............................................................Baseball ..............................................................Football

BODINE, Tom (2010)..............................1991-94 ..............................................................Football

HAMILTON, Hugh “Pee Wee” (1992).......1947-50 MOORE, Nardia (2011)..................... 1999-2002 STROUD, Judy (1999).............................1973-76 ..............................................................Football .................................................Women’s Soccer ........................................... Women’s Basketball

BROWN, Regina (1998)......................... 1987-92 ...........................Volleyball, Women’s Basketball

HARKINS, Toddd (2011)........................ 1989-92 MORGAN, Ken (1998)........................... 1960-63 TIESZEN Kamarainen, Laura (2012)....... 2002-05 ..............................................................Football ............................................ Football & Baseball ........................................Women’s Track & Field

BYRD, Art (1990).................................. 1946-49 ..............................................................Football

HARP, Gerald (1992)..............................1977-80 MURRAY, Darrell (2006)........................ 1960-64 WESTMORELAND Suhre, Betty (1990)..... 1965-79 ..............................................................Football ................................................Men’s Basketball .................................................................Coach

CARPENTER, Wille (1994)......................1976-80 ............................................ Football & Baseball

HARTBARGER, Jim (2000)..................... 1969-75 PEELE, Betty (1997).............................. 1963-96 THARPE, Danny (1991).......................... 1960-64 .................................................................Coach ..........................................Coach, Administrator .... Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football & Tennis

CARMICHAEL, Alonzo (2008)................ 1983-86 ..............................................................Football

HARTSELL, Susan B. (1994)..................1973-76 PERSONS, Susan (2005)...................... 1969-75 TOLLESON, Wayne (1990)......................1974-78 .........................................................Gymnastics .................................................................Coach ............................................ Football & Baseball

CARR, Ronnie (1999)............................ 1980-83 ................................................Men’s Basketball

HASTINGS, Rebecca Twiner (2010)........ 2000-04 PETERSON, Bruce (2001)...................... 1960-64 WATERS, Bob (1993)............................ 1969-88 ..................................................... Women’s Golf ......... Football, Men’s Basketball & Men’s Tennis ...................... Football Coach & Athletic Director

CHEUNG, Patrick (1990)........................1970-73 ......................................................Men’s Soccer

HAYES, Kerry (2010)...............................1991-94 POINDEXTER, C.C. (1991)..................... 1930-35 WELLMON, Laura Echols (2009)........ 1999-2002 ..............................................................Football ....................................Athletic Director & Coach ........................................... Women’s Basketball

CHILDERS, Tobe (2010)..........................1957-60 ..............................................................Football

HAYWOOD, Bill (1996)...........................1969-81 PRYOR, Harris (1994)............................ 1956-59 WIKE, Johnny (2009)......................... 1964-2004 .................................................. Baseball Coach .................................Men’s Basketball, Baseball ...............Football, Men’s & Women’s Golf Coach

COOPER, Louis (2005)...........................1981-84 ..............................................................Football

HELMS, Terry (2011)............................. 1968-72 RALEIGH, Matt (2004).......................... 1989-92 WILLIAMS, Denny (2004)...................... 1955-60 ................................Cross Country, Track & Field .............................................................Baseball ..............................................................Football

DALTON, Don (1995)..............................1966-81 ....................................Football (Player & Coach)

HOLLIDAY, Emily (1996)........................ 1982-86 RASHEED, Eric (2000)............................1981-84 WILLIAMS, Jim (1992)........................... 1964-66 ...........................Women’s Basketball, Volleyball ..............................................................Football ..............................................................Football

DENNIS, Greg (1997).............................1979-82 ................................................Men’s Basketball

HOOVER, Brad (2008)........................... 1996-99 RATCLIFFE, Carl (1992)......................... 1933-36 WILLIAMS, Steve (1996)........................1968-71 ..............................................................Football ..............................................................Football ..............................................................Football

DODSON, Clinton F. (1991)................... 1934-69 ..................................................... Administrator

HOWELL, Charles “Babe” (1998)........... 1950-53 RAY, Dr. Bob (2009)...............................1951-92 WILLIAMS, Willie (2006)....................... 1990-92 ............................................ Football & Baseball ..................... Basketball, Coach & Administrator ..............................................................Football

DOWELL, Jean (1992)........................... 1963-66 ........................................... Women’s Basketball

JAMES, Anthony (1991)..........................1979-83 REED, Jerry (1994).................................1974-77 WILSON, Thomas “Bubba” (2002)..........1975-78 ........................................ Football, Track & Field .............................................................Baseball ................................................Men’s Basketball

DURR, Walter J. (1991)...........................1951-98 ...................................................Team Physician

JOHNSON, Eric (2012)........................... 1995-99 ROACH, Kirk (1996).............................. 1984-87 WITTMAN, Greg (1996).......................... 1966-69 ...............................................Baseball, Football ..............................................................Football ................................................Men’s Basketball

FAIREY, Clint (1998).............................. 1986-89 .............................................................Baseball

JONES, Paul (2002)......... 1967-68 and 1969-81 ROBINSON, Dan (1990)........................ 1946-68 WHITE, Steve (1999)..............................1970-98 .. Cross Country/Track & Field (player and coach) ................................................. Athlete & Coach ..................................................... Administrator

FERGUSON, Mark (2006).......................1970-73 ..............................................................Football

LAVELLE, Tommy (2000)........................ 1961-64 ROGERS, Ronald (1990)....................... 1950-53 YATES, Steve (2009)............................... 1971-74 ................................................Men’s Basketball ................................................Men’s Basketball ..............................................................Football

FINCH, Nora Lynn (1991)....................... 1967-70 ..................... Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey, ................................................ Tennis, Volleyball

LeCLAIR, Keith (2002)...... 1985-88 and 1992-97 ROSS, Devondia (2205)........................ 1990-93 YOUNG, Tom (1990)............................. 1946-68 ...............................Basetball (player and coach) ........................................Women’s Track & Field ....................................Athletic Director & Coach

GARDNER-MAYHORN, Susie (2004)...... 1989-93 ................ Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country GAY, Scott (2006)................................. 1983-85 .............................................................Baseball GIBSON, Mel (1992)............................. 1960-63 ................................................Men’s Basketball GILBERT, Jeff (2000)..............................1981-84 ..............................................................Football GREEN, Judy (1990).............................. 1980-84 .............Women’s Basketball, Softball, Volleyball GREENE, George “Tiger” (1998).............1981-84 ..............................................................Football

GAINES, Jerry (1991).............................1970-75 .......................Football, Track & Field & Baseball

REVIEW WCU

LEGGETT, Jack (2001)............................1983-91 RUTA, John (2008)............................... 1962-65 1983 FOOTBALL TEAM (2003) .................................................. Baseball Coach ..............................................................Football 1963 MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM (2003) LIPFORD, Darrell (2004)........................1974-77 SALTZ Simmons, Cindi (2000)................1979-82 ..............................................................Football ........................................... Women’s Basketball 1969 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TEAM (2003) LIVESAY, Robyn Keeler (1995)............... 1980-84 SANDERS Peterson, Karen (2001)......... 1962-64 1949 FOOTBALL TEAM (2007) ..............................................Softball, Volleyball .......................................................Men’s Tennis LOGAN, Henry (1990)............................ 1965-68 SCHRADER, Dr. Charles (1998)............. 1968-93 ................................................Men’s Basketball ........................................... Men’s Soccer Coach LUNDY, Ralph (2006).............................1970-71 SEAL, Gaston (2010)............................. 1959-63 ......................................................Men’s Soccer ................................................Men’s Basketball LYONS Wilson, Lori (2002).................... 1990-93 SELZER, Tommy “Bromo” (1995)........... 1948-52 ........................................... Women’s Basketball ...............................................Football, Baseball McCOLLUM, Anquell (2010).................. 1992-96 SETZER, Bobby (1992)...........................1951-92 .................................... Men’s Basketball, Coach ......................... Football, Coach & Administrator McGINN, Bob (1992).............................1947-50 ................................................Men’s Basketball

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PAT R O N A W A R D

1992 . .................................... Ralph Sutton 1993 . ....... E.J. Whitmire & Dr. Wallace Hyde 1994............................Dr. Quinn Constantz 1995.......................................Alice Benton 1996................................. Dr. Jim Hamilton 1998..........................Dr. Gurney Chambers 1999..................................Jimmy Childress 2004...................................Larry Stanberry 2005.....................................Nathan Arthur

C A R E E R AC H I E V E M E N T

2007 .................Dave Bristol & Jim Garrison

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The Southern Conference, which began its 92nd season of intercollegiate competition in 2012, is a national leader in emphasizing the development of the student-athlete and in helping to build lifelong leaders and role models. The Southern Conference has been on the forefront of innovation and originality in developing creative solutions to address issues facing intercollegiate athletics. From establishing the first conference basketball tournament (1921), tackling the issue of freshmen eligibility (1922), developing women’s championships (1984), to becoming the first conference to install the three-point goal in basketball (1980), the Southern Conference has been a pioneer. The Southern Conference is the nation’s fifth-oldest NCAA Division I collegiate athletic association. Only the Big Ten (1896), the Missouri Valley (1907), the Pacific 10 (1915) and the Southwestern Athletic (1920) conferences are older in terms of origination. Academic excellence has been a major part of the Southern Conference’s tradition. Hundreds of Southern Conference student-athletes have been recognized on ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America and all-district teams. A total of 19 Rhodes Scholarship winners have been selected from conference institutions. The Conference currently consists of 12 members in five states throughout the Southeast and sponsors 19 varsity sports and championships that produce participants for NCAA Division I Championships. The Southern Conference offices are located in the historic Beaumont Mill in Spartanburg, S.C. A textile mill that was in operation from 1880 until 1999, Beaumont Mill was renovated in 2004 and today offers the league first class meeting areas and offices as well as a spacious library for storage of the conference’s historical documents. MEMBERSHIP HISTORY On Feb. 25, 1921, representatives from 14 of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association’s (SIAA) 30 members met at Atlanta’s Piedmont Hotel to establish the Southern Intercollegiate Conference. On hand at the inaugural meeting were officials from Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn), Clemson, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology (Georgia Tech), Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi A&M (Mississippi State), North Carolina, North Carolina State, Tennessee, Virginia, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) and Washington & Lee. Dr. S.V. Sanford of Georgia was chosen as acting chairman and N.W. Dougherty of Tennessee was named secretary. The decision to form a new athletic conference was motivated by the desire to have a workable number of conference games for each league member. With 30 schools in the SIAA by the early 1920s, it was impossible to play every school at least once during the regular season and many schools went several years between playing some conference members. In addition, in 1920, the SIAA voted down proposed rules that an athlete must be in a college a year before playing on its teams and refused to abolish a rule permitting athletes to play summer baseball for money. Play began in the fall of 1921 and a year later, six more schools joined the fledgling league including Tulane (which had attended the inaugural meeting but had elected not to join), Florida, Louisiana (LSU), Mississippi, South Carolina and Vanderbilt. VMI joined in 1925 and Duke was added in 1929. By the 1930s, membership in the Southern Conference had reached 23 schools. C.P. “Sally” Miles of Virginia Tech, president of the Southern Conference, called the annual league meeting to order on Dec. 9, 1932 at the Farragut Hotel in Knoxville, Tenn. Georgia’s Dr. Sanford announced that 13 institutions west and south of the Appalachian Mountains were reorganizing as the Southeastern Conference. Members of the new league included Alabama, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Florida, Georgia, Georgia School of Technology, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Mississippi A&M, University of the South, Tennessee, Tulane and Vanderbilt. According to the minutes of the meeting, Dr. Sanford stated that the division was made along geographical lines. Florida’s Dr. J.J. Tigert, acting as spokesman for the withdrawing group, regretted the move but believed it was necessary as the Southern Conference had grown too large. The resignations were accepted and the withdrawing schools formed the new league which began play in 1932. The Southern Conference continued with membership of 10 institutions including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Virginia, VMI, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. The second major shift occurred some 20 years later. By 1952, the Southern Conference included 17 colleges and universities. Another split occurred when seven schools including Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest departed to form the Atlantic Coast Conference which began play in 1953. The revamped Southern Conference included members The Citadel, Davidson, Furman, George Washington, Richmond, VMI, Virginia Tech, Washington & Lee, West Virginia and William & Mary. Today, the league continues to thrive with a membership that includes 12 institutions and a footprint that spans five states: Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. Current league members are Appalachian State, College of Charleston, The Citadel, Davidson, Elon, Furman, Georgia Southern, UNC Greensboro, Samford, Chattanooga, Western Carolina and Wofford.

John Iamarino

SoCon Commissioner

John Iamarino.......................................................................... Commissioner Geoff Cabe.................................................... Senior Associate Commissioner Sue Arakas...............................................................Associate Commissioner Doug King.........................................Associate Commissioner for Compliance Brandon Neff.............................. Assistant Commissioner for Championships Jason Yaman...............................Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Jonathan Caskey.................................. Associate Director of Media Relations Jamie Severns................................................ Director of Multimedia Services Laura Hayes..................................... Executive Assistant to the Commissioner Chandler Carver..................................................... Media Relations Assistant Stephanie Cushing.............................. Championships/Compliance Assistant Jordan Gotfredson.......................................... Multimedia Services Assistant


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Western Carolina Code of Fan Conduct

WESTERN CAROLINA

It is the policy of Western Carolina University that all Fans at athletic sporting events must maintain the highest degree of credibility and decorum possible. All fans must make every attempt to conduct themselves in a manner as not to embarrass the institutions by their actions.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS ROLE AND MISSION

Behavior by fans that does not meet this standard and which has the potential of harming the reputation of the institution or any of its units is prohibited. Good sportsmanship must be an integral part of every sport sponsored by WCU. The ethical environment of the university must assert and reflect primacy of human dignity, must encourage growth and achievement, and must insist on respect in all interpersonal relations. WCU students and fans must be held accountable for their use of profane and vulgar language, banners, posters, signs, flags, treatment of opponents, and treatment of officials. In respect to NCAA policies, WCU is held accountable for the actions of its fans.

UNIVERSITY

The Department of Athletics at Western Carolina University is an integral program of the institution and exists solely to complement the central University mission of teaching and learning. The University seeks to create a community of scholarship in which the activities of its members are consistent with the highest standards of knowledge and practice in their disciplines. The athletics program reflects this commitment to highest standards and shares the responsibility of achieving the goals of the University. The activities of the athletics program provide an environment in which student, coaches, faculty, staff and administrators jointly assume the responsibility for the success on and off the field of play. The athletics program embraces the concept that student-athletes are first and foremost students — possessing academic goals, personal interests, and vocational ambitions not unlike those of any other student. The athletics program complements other University programs by enhancing the educational, social, career and athletic opportunities of the students who participate in athletics. This environment also fosters a commitment to high standards of personal and professional conduct by all members of the athletic community manifested in the highest level of sportsmanship. Western Carolina University is committed to ensuring equitable participation and treatment of men and women of all races and ethnic origins. The athletics program actively promotes an environment in which fair and equitable distribution of athletic opportunities, benefits, and resources are available to all athletics program participants, and in which any person is free from discrimination. The athletics program provides significant contributions to the University by enhancing loyalty to the alma mater, strengthening the pride and enthusiasm of alumni, fostering a strong sense of community, and serving as a positive public relations tool for the University.

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS VISION

Southern Conference Code of Spectator Conduct Southern Conference teams shall be supported with enthusiasm and dedication, for strong spectator support is a vital part of the experience of college competition. We expect good sportsmanship from players and coaches. They have a right to expect the same from spectators. Therefore, we urge Southern Conference students, alumni and friends to cheer their teams to victory while upholding those ideals our colleges and universities have nurtured during the long history of the Southern Conference. Our spectators should be courteous and judicious in choice of expression, and should exhibit good manners and kindness to all others. The scoreboard will reflect the quality of the teams in competitions while the kind of support given by the spectators will reveal the character of Southern Conference fans.

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Western Carolina University Athletics’ vision is to be the best place to be a student-athlete in the Southern Conference The first question that this statement causes to surface is, “What does ‘best place’ mean?” For the Athletics Department (Athletics), it means all of the following: • ACADEMICS – Athletics will become the number one program among the public institutions in The Southern Conference (SoCon) for graduation rates for its student-athletes. Athletics is committed to ensuring that every student-athlete graduates. This means giving greater attention to study halls, tutoring, and other means of coping with the additional pressures student-athletes face in balancing their academic and athletics goals. • WINNING – Athletics is committed to upgrading its competitiveness and dominating the SoCon in all sports by competing for and winning Conference championships and post-season competitions. • SUPPORT – Athletics has fostered support (financial and attendance) based on shared ownership among the following groups: University Administration; Faculty/Staff; Student Body; Alumni; Community. • PEOPLE – Athletics personnel includes coaches, administration and support staff are highly skilled at what they do and determined to help the student-athletes realize a meaningful and enjoyable experience during their tenure at WCU. • LIFE SKILLS – Athletics maintains a vibrant Life Skills program which is a model in the SoCon. Support for this program continues to foster the growth of student-athletes by emphasing the following commitments: academic excellence, athletic excellence, personnel development, career development and service. • FACILITIES – Athletic facilities are comparable to or better than any of those within SoCon. • COMPETITION – Athletics has enhanced its level of competition, thereby increasing the quality of play within the SoCon and the possibilities for post-season opportunities. • ATTITUDE – Athletics has developed a winning attitude. This sustained attitude, coupled with real success, has created a new winning tradition for Western. • GENDER AND MINORITY EQUITY – The athletics program reflects its commitment to ensuring equitable participation and treatment of men and women of all races and ethic origins.

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TV/MEDIA ROSTER

1 • MALLORY HARRIS 5-5 • DS • Sophomore

2 • ELYSSA MULHERON 5-10 • LIB • Freshman

3 • NICOLE FORD 6-0 • MB • Freshman

4 • LEAH BUTLER 5-10 • MB • Sophomore

5 • ADDY GEORGE 6-0 • MB • Sophomore

6 • TINA NAZARIO 5-11 • S • Freshman

7 • MORGAN COCHRAN 5-7 • LIB • Junior

8 • CAYLA CRAWLEY 5-9 • DS • Senior

9 • JORDAN TIMMERMANN 5-9 • OH • Sophomore

10 • CAITLIN PIECHOTA 5-10 • OH • Sophomore

11 • BRANDI ANDERSON 6-3 • RS • Sophomore

12 • ABBEY SCROGGINS 5-11 • RS • Senior

14 • PAIGE McCONLOGUE 5-8 • DS • Sophomore

15 • CALLY PFEIFFER 5-11 • S • Freshman

KAREN GLOVER Head Coach


2011 Volleyball Schedule 8/26 vs USC Upstate 8/27 vs Western Michigan at Virginia 9/2 vs N.C. A&T vs Campbell 9/3 vs Wisconsin at N.C. State 9/9 vs Ball State 9/10 at Purdue vs Jacksonville State 9/13 vs UNC Asheville 9/16 vs Gardner-Webb 9/17 at USC Upstate vs CSU 9/21 at Gardner-Webb 9/24 vs Chattanooga 9/25 vs Samford 9/30 at Elon

Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville, Va Charlottesville, Va. Raleigh, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Raleigh, N.C Raleigh, N.C. West Lafayette, Ind. West Lafayette, Ind. West Lafayette, Ind. Cullowhee, N.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Spartanburg, S.C. Boiling Springs, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Elon, N.C.

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10/1 at UNC Greensboro 10/4 at UNC Asheville 10/7 at Davidson 10/12 at Appalachian State 10/14 vs Wofford 10/16 vs Furman 10/21 at The Citadel 10/22 at C. of Charleston 10/29 vs Elon 10/30 vs UNC Greensboro 11/5 vs Georgia Southern 11/8 vs Appalachian State 11/12 at Samford 11/13 at Chattanooga 11/18-20 SoCon Tourn.

Greensboro, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Davidson, N.C. Boone, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Cullowhee, N.C. Birmingham, Ala. Chattanooga, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala.

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