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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents 2016 Roster 2016 Season Preview The Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Superintendent Director of Athletics Athletics Facilities Strength & Conditioning Staff Directory
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Coast Guard Volleyball Staff 12-13 Player Bios 14-19 2015 Results/Program History 20
The 2016 Volleyball Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academyâ€™s Athletic Media Relations Office.
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2016 ROSTER No. Name
Kansas City, Mo.
Gig Harbor, Wash.
Cooper City, Fla.
Hobe Sound, Fla.
Atlantic Beach, Fla.
Mike Bynon (2nd season)
Hailye Reynolds, Emma Saunders, Susan West
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2016 VOLLEYBALL SEASON PREVIEW There is a ton of excitement back in the gym as Coast Guard looks to continue to improve on where it left off last year when the team finished 19-10 overall and 5-5 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play. The Bears return five key players from last year’s team, but are still fairly young and must replace some key players lost to graduation. “We want to get Coast Guard volleyball back to where we know it should be,” said head coach Mike Bynon, who enters his second season. “ We took steps last year, we had ups and downs as we pushed the limit of what we were able to do and hopefully this year we can be more consistent and work hard and be physical each and every day to get where we want to be.” Bynon is looking for the team to improve in one area in particular in the 2016 season. “One of the things we needed to do was improve offensively and not only through recruiting, but with the work our players did in the spring,” said Bynon. “We struggled to put balls away and finish points and I’m happy with I have seen so far in the preseason.
Rounding out the junior class is Michelle McGill, who returns as the starting libero. McGill is a flashy player with a great work ethic and has worked to become more consistent this year. She covers a lot of court and flips the switch when it’s game time. Last year, she played in 100 sets, led the team with 370 digs and was second on the team with 34 service aces. “We are so excited that we still have two full seasons with this junior class along with the young talent that we have added,” said Bynon. Sophomore tri-captain Hailye Reynolds will take over as the Bears setter this season. “She brings an unreal consistency with her character and leadership and there were times last year that we would put her in just to see people smile again,” said Bynon. “She is a student of the game and we need that as the quarterback of our team.” The Bears have a trio of freshmen that will make an immediate impact on the program in outside hitter Angelou Dunton, middle blocker Alexi Deane and outside hitter and defensive specialist Ali Gates.
The Bears are looking for a huge year out of middle blocker tri-captain Susan West, the only senior on the team. She appeared in 94 sets and was second on the team with 248 kills last season to go with 217 digs, 29 blocks and 23 aces.
“Dunton is excited to be here and we are lucky to have a kid of this quality and character in our program,” said Bynon. “I have known about Angelou from the first day I took this job last year. We knew what kind of person she was and when she got in the gym she blew our expectations out of the water, so we are excited to see what she brings to our team.”
“She has come out of her shell, become a vocal leader and I believe could be one of the best outside hitters in the NEWMAC, which has some pretty impressive players at that position,” said Bynon.
Deane will be the Bears answer to replace All-conference is our answer to replace Dumont. She can hit all positions in the front row and she will be used in a lot of different way this season.
The Bears junior class will be the strength of the team as four key players return.
Both Dunton and Deane will be expected to help as the Bears look to improve offensive output this season
Right side hitter tri-captain Emma Saunders, who was very up and down with her offensive output last season has gotten stronger, has another year of maturity and has taken a leadership role and will be a very big piece of what the team is trying to do this season. She registered 102 kills a year ago in 75 sets played.
Gates will see quality time off the bench this season. She has played a high level of volleyball and is ready to step into the college game.
Outside hitter Summer Adams continues to improve everyday she is in the gym after recording 167 kills and 127 digs in 94 sets last season.
Middle blocker Madison Scott, who at times last year was unstoppable, will be counted on to bolster the middle this season as the Bears will probably have someone young playing opposite of her in the middle. Scott played in all 104 sets last season and had 224 kills while leading the team with 89 blocks and 35 service aces.
“We wanted to improve the talent in the gym and make our schedule tougher to prepare us for conference play and we have done those things,” said Bynon. “I felt like at times last year our toughest matches were our NEWMAC matches and they will be again, however we have closed that gap between conference a non-conference matches and we are very excited about that. It is so hard night in and night out to win in this conference, where every coach has done a great job and every single team improves each season.” “There is a consistency and stability within the program that has not been here in awhile,” added Bynon. “That’s a credit to the kids in how much they trusted us as a coaching staff and it’s been fun since I arrived here last year and it’s exciting to see where we are going.”
COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelorâ€™s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard)
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COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 25 Intercollegiate sports (12 men’s, 10 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class
REAR ADMIRAL JAMES E. RENDON ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT SECOND YEAR Rear Admiral Rendon assumed the duties of the 41st Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 1, 2015. He reported to the Academy after serving as Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West), the U.S. Pacific Command’s executive agent for planning and conducting counter-drug strategy in an area of operations covering more than 105 million square miles. Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Rendon served as Assistant Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, the Superintendent’s direct representative to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to his first Academy assignment, he served as Director of Staff to the Vice Commandant. Rear Admiral Rendon is a surface operations specialist with a diverse list of assignments over his 28 year Coast Guard officer
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career. He served as Commander, Sector Northern New England in Portland Maine, as well as, Chief Response, Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia. Rear Admiral Rendon is a cutterman with afloat tours as Deck Watch Officer aboard Durable, a 210-foot cutter home-ported in Brownsville, Texas; Executive Officer aboard the Patrol Boat Ocracoke in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Commanding Officer of the Surface Effect Ship Petrel in Key West, Florida. Other operational ashore assignments consist of staff advisor, Seventh Coast Guard District Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch in Miami, Florida, Operations Officer for Group Key West, Florida, as well as Commander, Coast Guard Group Mayport in Northeast Florida. Rear Admiral Rendon served as Aide de Camp to the 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He also completed a Congressional Fellowship in our nation’s Capital, where he worked for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, followed by a two-year assignment as Drug Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House. Rear Admiral Rendon’s personal awards include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and a variety of other unit awards and service ribbons. He is authorized to wear the Cutterman’s Insignia and the Boat Forces Operations Insignia. A 1983 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Rendon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He also completed study at the National War College, Class of 2005, where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy.
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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SIXTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick is in his sixth year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 23 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.
Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000
He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.
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While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.
to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.
COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.
COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships. ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.
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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.
NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).
CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.
Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.
Strength and Conditioning Coach Hassell, in her second season at the Coast Guard Academy, was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in Self-Designed Sports Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the class president as well as master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State and Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.
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She was the tactical strength and conditioning coach at Fort Bragg from 2013-2104 and prior to that the strength and conditioning coach at IMG Academy in Florida from 2011-2013. Hassell began her career as the strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Georgia Southern during the 2004-2005 academic year before moving onto Valdosta State as graduate assistant for two years. She then served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Troy University from 2007-2011 before taking the position at IMG Academy. Hassell played for both the Chicago Force and the Atlanta Xplosion Women’s of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and her Atlanta team won the 2006 IWFL Championship. She was also a member of the US Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball team practice squad.
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Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Chris Parsons Art Lamoureux Jason Southard Casey McGarvey Andrea Stewart Donna Koczajowski Katherine Bossardet Jen Meuse Vi Oliver Bruce Cobb Dave Fraboni
ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Maura Gillon Jake Ibey Justin Bolton Shaakira Hassell
Name C.C. Grant Mike Turgeon
Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Chris Strand Dave Ratner Don Miller
MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono Grant Johnson Joe Cyr
MEN’S CREW Name Bill Randall
Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg
Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Strength & Conditioning Coach
Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617 860-701-6623
Title Head Coach Assistant Coach
Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588
Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach
Name Matt Nakagawa
Title Head Coach
PISTOL & RIFLE
Name Title Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach
Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly
Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325
Name Alex Ivansheck Jessica Farley Scott Hawk Catherine Lewis
Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach
Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6594 Assistant Coach 860-701-6960 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach
Name Bill Randall Jodi Hope
Title Director of Rowing Head Coach
Phone 860-444-8679 860-803-4435
Name Mary Heneberry
Title Head Coach
WOMEN’S LACROSSE WOMEN’S SOCCER
Name Susan Grant Beth Nakagawa Andrea Giuliano Katie Shveda Anthony Occhialini
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8582 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Mike Bynon Ashley Coyle
Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach
Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8589 Assistant Coach
WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Name Title Phone Name Ray LaForte Head Coach 860-701-6805 Ethan Brown Dave Fraboni Assistant Coach Greg Ahnrud Mike Higbie Assistant Coach Mariette Ogg Pat Powers Assistant Coach WRESTLING MEN’S SOCCER Name Name Title Phone Kevin Bratland Chris Parsons Head Coach 860-701-6197 Patrick McCarney Assistant Coach Anthony Occhialini Goalkeeper Coach
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8586 Assistant Coach 860-701-6374 Diving Coach
Name Title Phone Donna Koczajowski Head Coach 860-444-8604 Dana Fleischmann Assistant Coach Erin Miller Pitching Coach
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach
Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast
Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8584 Co-Defensive Coordinator/ 860-444-8605 Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator 860-444-8581 Offensive Coordinator 860-701-6805 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach
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Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
Title Phone Director of Athletics 860-444-8600 Associate AD/Director of 860-701-6798 Physical Education Associate AD for Compliance 860-701-6197 and Admissions Support Assistant AD for Operations 860-444-8601 Director of Media Relations 860-701-6800 Media Relations Assistant SWA/Travel Coordinator 860-701-6799 SWA/Director of Club Sports 860-444-8604 Associate Office Manager 860-444-8600 Director of Special Projects 860-444-8344 Administrative Assistant 860-444-8580 Equipment Manager 860-444-8606 Equipment Manager 860-444-8663
MIKE BYNON HEAD COACH MICHAEL.W.BYNON@USCGA.EDU SECOND SEASON Mike Bynon is in his second season as head coach of the volleyball team. Bynon was an assistant at Williams College for two seasons (2013 & 2014) as the Ephs posted a record of 55-10 including a record of 24-2 in New England Small College Athletic Confererence (NESCAC) matches and won a pair of NESCAC championships earning back-to-back NCAA tournament berths. The Ephs advanced to the Elite 8 last season and the Sweet 16 in 2013. A graduate of Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Bynon was the libero for a team which made three NCAA Final Four appearances and played in the inaugural NCAA Division III Men’s Volleyball Championship Game in 2012.He earned second team AVCA All-America honors in 2012 and is the all-time leader in digs at Carthage. Upon graduation, he served as a graduate assistant for both the men’s and women’s teams at his alma mater before moving onto Williams. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Health and he is currently completing his Master’s Degree in Education with a focus on Physical Education and Health at MCLA.
ASHLEY COYLE ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON
Coyle is in her second season as an assistant coach with the Coast Guard volleyball team. She was an assistant coach at St. Lawrence University for two years prior to coming to the Academy. Coyle was a three-time AVCA All-America at Cortland State was the team captain during her senior season. She was one of the premier outside hitters in the nation, leading her team to three SUNYAC titles and NCAA Regional Championship appearances. She was named the East Region’s Player of the Year as she led the Red Dragons to the Elite 8 in 2011.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in criminology from Cortland in 2012 and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from St. Lawrence in May.
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ASHLEYGILLON DUMONT MAURA ATHLETIC TRAINER SECOND YEAR Maura is in her second year as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. She has been an athletic trainer for ten years. Maura comes to the Academy from William J. Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, Mass. where she provided injury prevention, evaluation and rehabilitation for varsity and junior varsity athletic teams. Prior to that she was the athletic trainer at The Marvelwood School in Kent, Conn. for five years, and was also a science teacher and residential faculty member. She also spent her summers working for Gamebreaker/Warrior Lacrosse Camps. In 2002, Maura graduated from Alfred University with B.S. in Athletic Training. Maura also earned a Masterâ€™s of Education in Kinesiology and Physical Education with an emphasis in exercise physiology. While at Maine she worked in the cardiac rehabilitation and wellness department at Eastern Maine Medical Center. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in sports management from the United States Sports Academy.
SENIOR - OUTSIDE HITTER/MIDDLE BLOCKER JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FLORIDA Susan, a tri-captain this season, played in 94 games last season and was second on the team with 248 kills and third with 217 digs to go with 23 aces. In 2014, she appeared in all 115 games and was second on the team with 279 kills to go with 213 digs and 32 aces. She had an outstanding freshman season in 2013 in which she was second on the team with 254 kills and led the team with 31 aces to go with 41 blocks. She is the daughter of Tom and Marty West and is majoring in Civil Engineering. BEFORE CGA West played volleyball at Fletcher (Fla.) High for coach Enrico Discacciati … served as a team captain and was named team MVP as a senior … graduated in the top ten in her high school class … she is an only child. GETTING TO KNOW SUSAN Susan’s favorite TV show is Bates Motel and her favorite pro sports team is the beach volleyball duo of Kerri Walsh and Misty May. Luna Bars are her favorite snack food and I Am the Messenger, by Markus Zusak, is her favorite book. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be her grandfather.
#15 GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 107 254 10 0 31 7-34-41 115 279 20 213 32 17-47-64 94 248 23 217 23 2-27-29 316 781 53 430 86 26-108-134
CAREER STATS Year 2013 2014 2015 Total
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JUNIOR - OUTSIDE HITTER GIG HARBOR, WASHINGTON Summer played in 94 games last season and was fourth on the team with 167 kills while adding 127 digs and 21 blocks. She had a solid freshman season in 2014 in which she saw action in 114 games and recorded 173 kills, 111 digs and 28 blocks. Summer is an Electrical Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Summer played for coach Sue Westering at Gig Harbor High ... she has an older sister Chelsea ... both her grandfathers as well as one of her grandmothers were in the Army ... daughter of Judy, who is in the Army and Stewart, who is in the Navy. GETTING TO KNOW SUSAN Summer’s favorite food is bread and her favorite snack food is goldfish crackers. Her favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is A Knight’s Tale. Summer’s favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence and her favorite band is One Republic. A Seattle Seahawks fan, her favorite athlete is Richard Sherman and she lists the greatest coach to ever live as Pete Carroll. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jennifer Lawrence. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 114 173 3 111 0 7-21-28 94 167 8 127 8 5-16-21 208 340 11 238 8 12-37-49
JUNIOR - DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST ATLANTIC BEACH, FLORIDA Michelle, the Bears libero, appeared in 100 games for the Bears last season and led the team with 370 digs and was second with 34 service aces. During her freshman season in 2014, saw action in 114 games and led the team with 466 digs and was tied for the team lead with 33 aces playing mostly as the libero. She is a Mechanical Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain and All-conference performer for coach Jamie Brown at Duncan U. Fletcher High ... also team defensive MVP ... has an older brother Thomas and an older sister Leighanne ... daughter of Laura, who graduated from SUNY Maritime and served in the Naval reserves, and Tim McGill. GETTING TO KNOW MICHELLE Michelleâ€™s favorite food is pizza and her favorite snack food is flavor blasted gold fish. Her favorite TV show is Parks and Rec and her favorite actress is Amy Pohler. A Boston Bruins fan, her favorite band is the Eagles and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Michael Jackson. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 114 1 67 466 33 0-0-0 100 3 64 370 34 1-1-2 214 4 131 836 67 1-1-2
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JUNIOR - RIGHTSIDE HITTER LAGRANGE, ILLINOIS Emma. a tri-captain this season, saw action 75 games last season and registered 102 kills, 33 digs and 21 blocks. In 2014, she had a solid freshman season in which she had 179 kills, 76 digs and 21 blocks. Emma is a Government major. BEFORE CGA Captain for her dad Wayne Saunders at Nazareth Academy ... also captain of the track team ... attended Marion Military Institute (MMI) ... has a younger sister Julia ... daughter of Wayne and Margaret Saunders. GETTING TO KNOW EMMA Emma’s favorite food is pasta and her favorite snack food is chex mix. Her favorite TV show is Orange is the New Black. A Chicago Blackhawks fan, her most used app is Spotify. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 107 179 4 76 0 3-18-21 75 102 4 33 0 4-17-21 182 281 8 109 0 7-35-42
JUNIOR - MIDDLE BLOCKER/RIGHTSIDE HITTER LUSBY, MARYLAND Madison was one of three players to appear in all 104 games last season. She was third on the team with 224 kills while leading the team with 89 blocks and 35 service aces. In 2014, she had a great freshman season in which she was third on the team with 55 blocks to go with 128 kills. She is a Government major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Kevin Keller at Patuxent High ... has four brothers, an older brother Zach and younger brothers Alex, Collin and Charlie ... daughter of Jeff and Tracy Scott. GETTING TO KNOW MADISON Madison’s favorite food is peanut butter and jelly sandwich while her favorite snack food are almonds. Her favorite TV show is Dr. Who and her favorite movie is Find Nemo. Madison’s favorite actor is Matt Damon and her favorite band is NEEDTOBREATHE. Her favorite song is Blue Suede Shoes and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Abe Lincoln. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 111 128 0 40 0 10-45-55 104 224 5 50 35 34-55-89 215 352 5 90 35 44-100-144
SOPHOMORE - OUTSIDE HITTER DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS Stephanie saw action in 28 games last season, the most of any of the freshman. She recorded 56 kills and 27 digs. She is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Rachel Lassey at Dartmouth High ... also captain of both the lacrosse and tennis teams ... member of the National Honors Society and on the honor roll ... has two older brothers, Matthew, who played basketball at the Merchant Marine Academy and is currently a LT in the Navy, and T.J. ... daughter of Stephen and Nina Bullard. GETTING TO KNOW STEPHANIE Stephanie’s favorite food is sushi and her favorite snack food is nachos. Her favorite TV show is New Girl while her favorite movie is Guardians of the Galaxy. Stephanie’s favorite actor is Chris Platt and her favorite singer is John Mayer. A Boston Bruins fan, her favorite athlete is Zdeno Chara. She lists Bill Belichick as the greatest coach to ever live and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Shakira. CAREER STATS Year 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 28 56 1 27 1 0-4-4 28 56 1 27 1 0-4-4
SOPHOMORE - SETTER/DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST PALMER, ALASKA Mackenzie appeared in 22 games last season and had 31 digs and seven aces. She is also a pitcher on the Bears softball team. She is a Government major. BEFORE CGA Captain, All-state, All-conference and conference MVP for coach Amy Carter at Colony High ... also captain of the softball team where she earned All-conferene honors .. was named the state tournament game MVP fo three straight seasons ... was the class president, member of the honor society and on the honor roll all four years ... has an older sister Sam ... daughter of Reggie and Sandy Everett. GETTING TO KNOW MACKENZIE Mackenzie’s favorite food is macaroni and cheese and her favorite snack food is fruit snacks. Her favorite TV show is Friends while her favorite movie is The Sandlot. Mackenzie’s favorite actress is Jennifer Lawrence and her favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. Her favorite athlete is Misty May Treanor and her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. CAREER STATS Year 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 22 0 1 31 7 0-0-0 22 0 1 31 7 0-0-0
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SOPHOMORE - OUTSIDE HITTER MASSAPEQUA, NEW YORK Ali saw limited action last season appearing in seven games and recording six kills. She is a Marine and Enviromental Science major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Cathy Von at Kellenberg Memorial ... also attended Marion Military Institute ... also member of the lacrosse, track and field as well as the cheerleading team ... member of the honor roll ... has an older brother T.J., who graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy where he was on the wrestling team ... daughter of Chris Re. GETTING TO KNOW ALI Ali’s favorite food is sushi while her favorite snack food is mint chocolate chip ice cream. Her favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is Innerstellar. Ali’s favorite actor is Jayden Smith and her favorite band is Coldplay. Her favorite athlete is Muhammed Ali and she says the greatest coach to ever like is Mike Krzyewski. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Pope John Paul II. CAREER STATS Year 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 7 6 0 1 0 0-1-1 7 6 0 1 0 0-1-1
SOPHOMORE - SETTER GROESBECK, TEXAS Hailye, a tri-captain this season, ppeared in 24 games last year and recorded 92 assists, second most on the team. She is a Government major. BEFORE CGA Four-year captain, All-state and All-Central Texas outside hitter her senior year for coach Melissa Cole ... was the Setter of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and Central Texas Newcomer of the Year in 2011 ... also captain of both the basketball and track teams and played softball ... Academic All-state in all four sports ... 2014 Texas Spelling Champ ... her uncle is a retired Air Force Colonel and her aunt is a retired Air Force Lt. Colonel ... daughter of Kent and Hollye Reynolds. GETTING TO KNOW HAILYE Hailye’s favorite food is a steak and baked potato and her favorite snack food is popcorn. Her favorite TV show is The Office and her favorite movie is Sleepless in Seattle. Hailye’s favorite actress is Emma Stone and her favorite band is The Script. A Texas Rangers fan, her favorite athlete is Kerri Walsh-Jennings. She says the greatest coach to ever live is Tom Landry and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be George Washington. CAREER STATS Year 2015 Total
GP Kills Assists Digs Aces Blocks 24 3 92 9 7 0-4-4 24 3 92 9 7 0-4-4
2015 RESULTS --- 19-10 (5-5 NEWMAC) Date Opponent Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 24 Sept. 26 Sept. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 17 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 27 Oct. 31 Nov. 3
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