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University Information Name of School .................................................... Coastal Carolina University City/Zip ..........................................................................Conway, S.C. /29528 Founded .................................................................................................1954 Enrollment ............................................................................................9,335 Nickname ....................................................................................Chanticleers Pronunciation of Nickname .....................................................SHON-ti-clears School Colors ...............................................................Teal, Bronze and Black President ...................................................................David A. DeCenzo, Ph.D. Alma Mater, Year ...................................................................Maryland, 1978 Athletics Director .................................................................Hunter Yurachek Alma Mater, Year ..................................................................... Guilford, 1990 National Affiliation .................................................................NCAA Division I Conference ..................................................................................... Big South

General Information ................................................................................................ 1 2013 Schedule ......................................................................................................... 2 Roster Breakdown ................................................................................................... 3 Photo Roster ............................................................................................................ 4 Coach Profiles .......................................................................................................... 5 Head Coach Jaime Sellers ............................................................................. 5 Assistant Coach Christie Kaestner ................................................................ 6 Support Staff ................................................................................................ 6 Student-Athlete Profiles........................................................................................... 7 Captains’ Profiles ................................................................................................ 7 Trodden/Yednock/Torosian/DeLonge/Manford ................................................... 7 Thurston/Timberg/Meaney/Griese/Koss ............................................................. 8 O’Leary/Ciardi/Wynne/Reed/White .................................................................... 9 Nolan/Constant/Brown/Douglas/Ferrara .......................................................... 10 Gott/Kratzer/Haines/Waldron/Kuehn ............................................................... 11 Brooks Stadium ...................................................................................................... 12 Big South Conference ............................................................................................. 13

Media Relations Media Relations Assistant/WLAX Contact.....................................Chris Henry Email ..............................................................................chenry@coastal.edu Cell ........................................................................................ (412) 551-6059 Office .................................................................................... (843) 349-5069 Fax ........................................................................................ (843) 349-2819 Athletic Dept. Phone ............................................................. (843) 349-2820 Website ....................................................................www.GoCCUSports.com Stadium Information Stadium ................................................................................ Brooks Stadium Capacity ................................................................................................9,400 Surface ......................................................................................Natural Grass Address .....................................................540 University Blvd., Conway, S.C. Team History First Year ................................................................................................2013 All-Time Record (pct.) ....................................................................0-0 (.000) All-Time Postseason Record ...........................................................0-0 (.000) Years in NCAA Tournament/Last: ..............................................................N/A Last Postseason Opponent .......................................................................N/A Result: ......................................................................................................N/A

WHAT IS A CHANTICLEER?

Coaching Staff Head Coach ................................................................................ Jaime Sellers Alma Mater, Year ....................................................... William and Mary, 2008 Record at Coastal/Years .............................................................. 0-0/2nd Year Career Record/Years ................................................................... 0-0/2nd Year Office Phone........................................................................... (843) 349-6606 Assistant Coach .................................................................... Christie Kaestner Alma Mater, Year ........................................................................... Duke, 2011 Office Phone........................................................................... (843) 349-2952

The Chanticleer (SHON-ti-cleer) gives Coastal Carolina University one of the most unique nicknames in all of sports. Chanticleer comes from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and came to Coastal Carolina University when the University was a member of the University of South Carolina system.

Team Information Letterwinners Returning/Lost ...................................................................N/A Starters Returning/Lost.............................................................................N/A Newcomers .................................................................................................25 Class Breakdown (Sr. / Jr. / So. / Fr.) ..............................................1 / 1 / 3 / 20 Position Breakdown (Att. / Mid. / Def. / G) ...................................6 / 12 / 5 / 2

Written, edited and designed by Media Relations Assistant Chris Henry. Editorial and Design Assistance: Mike Cawood, Cody Bays, Paul Hershey, Sean Forrester and Anne Monk. Photography: Bill Edmonds and Judey Johns of the Coastal Carolina University Photography Department, BigSouthPhotos.com. Cover Design: Cody Bays. Not for reproduction or other use without the express written permission of the Coastal Carolina University Athletic Media Relations Department.

A Chanticleer is a rooster who rules the barnyard with cunning and wit. His competitiveness never wanes as he battles to the end, using his brains to come out on top every time.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

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2013 SCHEDULE

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2013 SCHEDULE Date

Day

Opponent

Location

Time

— C O A S TA L C A R O L I N A U N I V E R S I T Y P L AY - D AY — Feb. 2 Feb. 2 Feb. 2 Feb. 2 Feb. 15 Feb. 17 Feb. 23 Feb. 27 March 2 March 5 March 11 March 13 March 22 March 30 April 1 April 5 April 7 April 12 April 14 April 20

SAT. Sat. Sat. Sat. Fri. SUN. Sat. Wed. Sat. Tues. Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. Mon. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sat.

CONVERSE COLLEGE (EXHIBITION) Catawba vs. Erskine (EXHIBITION) CATAWBA (EXHIBITION) ERSKINE (EXHIBITION) CINCINNATI MARQUETTE VIRGINIA TECH ST. BONAVENTURE at Kennesaw State ST. FRANCIS at Howard at American DETROIT MERCY at Presbyterian* at High Point* at Longwood* WINTHROP* LIBERTY* DAVIDSON* at Campbell*

Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Kennesaw, Ga. Conway, S.C. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Conway, S.C. Clinton, S.C. High Point, N.C. Farmville, Va. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Buies Creek, N.C.

Noon 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. Noon Noon 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. Noon 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

— BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT — April 26 April 28

Fri. Sun.

Semifinals Championship

Campus Site (Top Seed Hosts) Campus Site (Top Seed Hosts)

TBD TBD

— NCAA TOURNAMENT — May 10 May 12 May 18 May 19 May 24 May 26

Fri. Sun. Sat. Sun. Fri. Sun.

First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals National Championship

Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Campus Sites Villanova, Pa. (Villanova Stadium) Villanova, Pa. (Villanova Stadium)

BOLD — Home Games * — Big South Conference Game

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2013 COASTAL CAROLINA LACROSSE Numerical Roster No. Name

Class

Position

Height

1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 20 21 23 24 25 27 28 31 33

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

Attack Defense Midfield Midfield Midfield Midfield Attack Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Attack Attack Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Midfield Goalie Attack Midfield Attack Defense Defense Goalie

5-5 5-0 5-2 5-9 5-4 5-6 5-2 5-4 5-3 5-4 5-6 5-6 5-8 5-3 5-4 5-5 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-1 5-5 5-3 5-6 5-10 5-6

Kimmy Delonge Ashley Manford Kelsey Thurston Paige Timberg Cassidy Meaney Kasey Griese Jen Koss Charlotte O’Leary Maddy Ciardi Kayla Wynne Elizabeth Reed Keri White Sara Nolan Nyra Constant Kaitlyn Trodden Austin Brown Lily Yednock McKynsey Douglas Stephanie Torosian Rachel Ferrara Morgan Gott Caitlin Kratzer Kirsten Haines Rachel Waldron Trista Kuehn

Alphabetical Roster

Hometown /Previous School

No.

Name

Mt. Airy, Md./South Carroll HS Palm Coast, Fla./Matanzas HS Baltimore, Md./Blythewood HS (S.C.) Lake Oswego, Ore./Lake Oswego HS Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh HS Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS Columbus, N.J./Northern Burlington Regional HS Holderness, N.H./The Taft School Montclair, N.J./Montclair HS Monroe, N.C./Weddington HS Mt. Pleasant, S.C./Wando HS Medford, N.J./Shawnee HS Forest Hill, Md./C. Milton Wright HS Gloucester, Mass./Ipswich HS Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park HS Indian Trail, N.C./Providence Day HS Columbus, Ohio/Thomas Worthington HS Newnan, Ga./Newnan HS Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton HS (Dean College) California, Md./Leonardtown HS Georgetown, Mass./Georgetown HS Chester Springs, Pa./Great Valley HS Media, Pa./Cardinal O’Hara HS Vienna, Va./Marshall High School Academy Mason, Ohio/Mason HS

18 10 15 1 21 24 25 6 28 8 27 33 2 5 14 9 12 3 4 23 16 31 13 11 20

Austin Brown Maddy Ciardi Nyra Constant Kimmy DeLonge McKynsey Douglas Rachel Ferrara Morgon Gott Kasey Griese Kirsten Haines Jen Koss Caitlin Kratzer Trista Kuehn Ashley Manford Cassidy Meaney Sara Nolan Charlotte O’Leary Elizabeth Reed Kelsey Thurston Paige Timberg Stephanie Torosian Kaitlyn Trodden Rachel Waldron Keri White Kayla Wynne Lily Yednock

Head Coach: Jaime Sellers (William and Mary, 2008) Assistant Coach: Christie Kaestner (Duke, 2011) Athletic Trainer: Thomas Halley (North Florida, 2009) Speed, Strength and Conditioning: Sonya Woods (Winthrop, 2001)

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN


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PHOTO ROSTER

#1

#2

Kimmy DELONGE | A

#3

Ashley MANFORD | D

#6

#8

Kasey GRIESE | M

Jen KOSS | A

#12

Paige TIMBERG | M

Cassidy MEANEY | M

#9

#10

#11

Sara NOLAN | A

#20

Austin BROWN | M

Morgan GOTT | M

McKynsey DOUGLAS | M

Kayla WYNNE | M

#15

#16

Nyra CONSTANT | M

Kaitlyn TRODDEN | D

#23

#24

#21

Lily YEDNOCK | M

#25

Maddy CIARDI | D

#14

Keri WHITE | A

#18

#5

Kelsey THURSTON | M

Charlotte O’LEARY | M

#13

Elizabeth REED | M

#4

Stephanie TOROSIAN | G

#27

#28

#31

Caitlin KRATZER | A

Kirsten HAINES | D

Rachel WALDRON | D

HC Jaime SELLERS

AC Christie Kaestner

AT Thomas Halley

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Rachel FERRARA | A

#33

SPC Sonya Woods

Trista KUEHN | G


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aime Sellers was introduced as the lacrosse program’s first head coach by Chanticleer Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, in Adkins Field House’s Buddy Sasser Athletic Hall of Fame room. Sellers used the 2011-12 academic year to build a schedule, develop the infrastructure of her program and recruit a team that began competition in the spring of 2013. Coastal’s lacrosse program, along with the Chanticleers’ other 17 sports, competes in the Big South Conference, which added lacrosse as its 19th championship sponsored sport in the spring of 2013; whose champion will earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. Joining Coastal Carolina in the eight-team league are Campbell, associate member Davidson, High Point, Liberty, Longwood, Presbyterian and Winthrop. “I am excited to have Jaime join our team of head coaches and the Chanticleer family,” Yurachek said. “Following an extensive search, it was clear that Jaime was the best person to begin our women’s lacrosse program. She was highly recommended by her peers at both Stanford and within the lacrosse coaching circle. She

brings a high level of energy, excitement, organization and passion that are all needed to begin a program. Our women’s lacrosse program is in great hands with Jaime as the head coach.” Sellers comes to Coastal Carolina after three seasons (2009-11) as an assistant coach at Stanford University where she handled the defense and scouting as her main coaching responsibilities. In Sellers’ last season at Stanford, The Cardinal reached a program-high sixth in the national ranking, setting a school record for wins (16) and goals (301) in a single season and ranking second in the NCAA in scoring (15.84 goals per game). The Cardinal made their second consecutive NCAA playoff appearance after winning the program’s seventh consecutive Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Championship. Stanford teams during her tenure also produced the MPSF Player of the Year all three years, including Leslie Foard, who became Stanford’s third Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American and first to earn first team honors. In addition to the on-field success, Stanford pro-

Head coach Jaime Sellers and Director of Athletics Hunter Yurachek COASTAL CAROLINA LACROSSE INAUGURAL SEASON

duced a Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-American and had a total of 31 MPSF All-Academic honors bestowed upon the student-athletes. Sellers graduated from William and Mary in 2008 after a 66-goal season, breaking a school single-season record that had stood for more than 30 years and ranking 13th nationally in goals per game (3.47). That year, she earned first team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors as a midfield player adding second team All-CAA honors as a junior. Also during her senior season , Sellers scored three goals against Stanford and three against George Mason, who was coached at the time by Amy Bokker, the current head coach at Stanford. Over her career, Sellers scored 108 goals, fourth-best on the Tribe all-time list, and had 19 assists for 127 points. “We are very excited for Jaime as she pursues this new opportunity at Coastal Carolina University,” Bokker said. “She has been a big part of our success at Stanford and I look forward to seeing her grow as a head coach.” The native of Kennebunk, Maine, led the Tribe in six categories as a senior (goals, points, draw controls, shots, free position goals and shots on goal) and scored five game-winning goals, while earning second team IWLCA All-South Region honors and IWLCA Academic All-American recognition. Sellers received her B.A. in business administration in marketing and a B.A. in psychology from William and

COACH PROFILES

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Jaime ellers


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Christie aestner

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hristie Kaestner is in her second season as an assistant coach for the Chanticleer lacrosse program. Kaestner primarily works with the offense and serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator, and assists in all other aspects of the program. “I am excited to have Christie join the Chanticleer family. It was clear in our first conversation how passionate she is about the game of lacrosse and how motivated she is to accomplish her goal of becoming a successful college coach,” said head coach Jaime Sellers. “Christie’s athletic background and the success she has had are indicative of the type of excellence Coastal Carolina lacrosse strives to exemplify. Previously serving as the `quarterback’ of her alma mater’s offense, she has the first-hand experience I was looking for as she played, worked and won in a highly competitive program, which is where we hope to be in the future. Originating from Maryland, a traditional hotbed of

lacrosse, Christie also brings a wealth of knowledge of the surrounding region’s schools and club organizations, which will prove to be vital to our recruiting process.” Kaestner was a standout player at Duke where she accumulated multiple awards and records. As a senior in 2011, Kaestner earned first team All-American and first team All-ACC honors as she led the Blue Devils to the NCAA Semifinals. She was also tabbed to the IWLCA All-South Region team in both 2010 and 2011. Kaestner finished her Blue Devil career with 93 goals and 98 assists to rank ninth all-time in the Duke annals with 191 points. During her senior campaign, Kaestner set the Duke single-season assists record with 47 on her way to ranking second all-time with 98. Kaestner, a three-time member of the ACC Honor Roll, graduated in 2011 with a bachelor of arts in Sociology, as well as a markets and management certificate.

SUPPORT STAFF

Athletic Trainer Thomas Halley

Speed, Strength and Conditioning Sonya Woods

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COACH PROFILES

Assistant Coach | Duke, 2010 Second Season at Coastal Carolina


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Trodden

PLAYER PROFILES

Kaitlyn

Captain

16

Yednock Lily

Fr. | Defense | 5-4 Kings Park, N.Y. / Kings Park HS

Captain

At Kings Park HS: Was ranked one of the top 25 high school defenders by ESPN ... Participated in the prestigious Lax Inception, National Draw, Under Armour Capital Cup, Best of the Beach, and Upper Atlantic Tournaments ... Played with the Team Elevate Lacrosse club for three years and the Long Island Express for four years.

So. | Midfield | 5-4 Columbus, Ohio / Thomas Worthington HS

At Thomas Worthington HS: As a senior, led the team in points and ground balls as she helped Thomas Worthington to a 16-3 record as well as conference and district championships ... Was named the Columbus Dispatch Scholar Athlete of the Year and garnered All-State, All-Conference, All-District, All-American Honorable Mention and team MVP honors as a senior ... Named a scholar athlete all four years of high school.

Torosian

Stephanie

Captain

20

23

Sr. | Goalie | 5-3 Hopkinton, Mass. / Dean College

At Hopkinton HS: Spent three seasons minding the Hiller net ... recorded a career-best 100 saves on 207 shots faced as a sophomore ... Also played two season in goal for the Bulldogs at Dean College before coming to Coastal Carolina.

DeLonge

Kimmy

1

Manford

Ashley

2

Fr. | Defense | 5-0 Palm Coast, Fla. / Matanzas HS

Fr. | Attack | 5-5 Mt. Airy, Md. / South Carroll HS

At South Carroll HS: Posted 104 goals in three years at South Carroll, including a season high 39 as a junior ... Was selected second team All-Carroll County sophomore and junior years, as well as honorable mention All-Monocacy Valley Association ... Named a scholar athlete all four years of high school.

At Matanzas HS: Led the Pirates to a combined 17-11 record during her sophomore and junior seasons ... Earned the Coach’s Award as a junior and the Matanzas High School Outstanding Achievement Award as a senior.

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Thurston

3

PLAYER PROFILES

Kelsey

Timberg Paige

4

Fr. | Midfield | 5-9 Lake Oswego, Ore. / Lake Oswego HS

So. | Midfield | 5-2 Baltimore, Md. / Blythewood HS (S.C.) At Blythewood HS:Recorded 242 goals, 64 assists and 157 ground balls won throughout her interscholastic career, earning All-State honors each year ... Led the Bengals to a 53-8 record over her four years, including a perfect 16-0 state championship run as a junior ... Tallied 68 points (56 goals and 12 assists), to earn South Carolina Attacking Player of the Year and first team All-State honors as a sophomore ... Named the South Carolina State Championship and tournament MVP as she led Blythewood to a state title during her sophomore season ... Netted a career-best 76 goals and dished out 23 helpers to total 99 points during her senior campaign to tally Academic All-American, South Carolina Midfield Player of the Year, All-Area and All-Region Player of the Year along with first team All-State honors.

At Lake Oswego HS: Recorded 29 goals and 15 assists as a senior totaling 44 points ... Was named first team All-League, first team All-Atate and All-American honorable mention following 55 goals and 30 assists as a junior ... Led Lake Oswego to a state championship as a junior ... As a sophomore was tabbed first team All-League and second team All-State.

Meaney

Cassidy

5

Fr. | Midfield | 5-4 Wantagh, N.Y. / Wantagh HS

At Wantagh HS: Played club lacrosse for the Carol Rose-coached Long Island Yellow Jackets for three years ... A member of the National Honors Society and Foreign Language Honor Society chapters at Wantagh.

Griese

Kasey

6

Koss

Jen

Fr. | Midfield | 5-6 Parker, Colo. / Ponderosa HS

8

So. | Attack | 5-2 Columbus, N.J. / Northern Burlington County Regional HS

At Ponderosa HS: Scored 56 goals and recorded 32 assists as a junior ... Named the Ponderosa Attacker of the Year and All-Continental League while leading the Mustangs to a league championship and a state quarterfinals appearance as a junior ... Was a member of the National Honor Society and was tabbed a U.S. Lacrosse Academic AllAmiercan as a junior ... Led the Mustang field hockey team to a state championship in 2010 and was tabbed to the All-Senior All-Star team and Colorado All-Academic Team.

At Northern Burlington HS: Helped the Greyhounds to a 13-4 overall record and 6-1 divisional marker as a junior ... Three year lacrosse letterwinner ... Earned captain’s honors as a senior and competed in the South Jersey Senior All-Star Lacrosse Game ... Also competed in field hockey at Northern Burlington ... Named field hockey captain as a senior and finished the year earning the team’s offensive/highest scoring award.

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O’Leary

PLAYER PROFILES

Charlotte

9

Ciardi

Maddy

10

Fr. | Defense | 5-3 Montclair, N.J. / Montclair HS

Fr. | Midfield | 5-4 Holderness, N.H. / The Taft School At The Taft School: Tallied 137 goals and 93 assists during her interscholastic career ... Helped lead Holderness High School to a 19-7 record in two years and The Taft School to a 11-4 mark as a junior ... A four-time member of the honor roll ... Played with the Granite Star Elite club team that won the 2011 Star Spangled Banner and Xtreme LAX tournaments.

At Montclair HS: Recorded 73 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers as a Montclaire defender ... Recieved Unsung Hero Award as a junior, Rookie of the Year Award as sophomore and JV MVP as a freshman.

Wynne

Kayla

11

Fr. | Midfield | 5-4 Monroe, N.C. / Weddington HS

At Weddington HS: Was named a first team All-Conference midfielder after recording 58 points, 31 goals, 43 ground balls and 24 draw controls as a senior ... Earned Weddington’s Most Valuable Player Award as a junior after amassing 48 points, 38 goals and 61 ground balls ... Named an All-Conference attacker as a sophomore.

Reed

Elizabeth

12

White

Keri

Fr. | Midfield | 5-6 Mt. Pleasant, S.C. / Wando HS

13

Fr. | Attack | 5-6 Medford, N.J. / Shawnee HS

At Wando HS: Led the Warriors to a 17-2 record and the program’s first state championship as a junior ... Guided the team to a 15-2 record and a state semifinal appearance as a sophomore ... Tallied 128 goals, 62 assists and 130 ground balls in her high school career ... Named the Lowcountry Player of the Year and team MVP as a junior ... Earned offensive MVP honors as a freshman and midfield MVP honors as a sophomore.

At Shawnee HS: Recorded 27 goals, 13 assists, 16 ground balls and eight caused turnovers as a junior ... Was named to the All-American Lacrosse National Classic-Upper Atlantic Team.

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PLAYER PROFILES

Sara

14

15

Constant Nyra

Fr. | Midfield | 5-3 Gloucester, Mass. / Ipswich HS

Fr. | Attack | 5-8 Forest Hill, Md. / C Milton Wright HS At C Milton Wright HS: Led the Mustangs to a 12-4 record and a regional championship as a junior ... Posted 46 goals, nine assists, 35 draw controls, 19 ground balls and six caused turnovers during the 2011 season with the Greene Turtle Lacrosse Club Bel Air ... Was named second team All-Harford County and honorable mention All-Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Conference for field hockey as a senior.

At Ipswich HS: Recorded 22 goals, 13 assists, 41 ground balls, five draw controls and three takeaways in 17 starts as a junior ... Helped the Tiigers to a 18-1 record and an appearance in the MIAA North Division 2 Tournament ... Also earned varsity letters in field hockey and basketball at Ipswich.

Brown

Austin

18

Fr. | Midfield | 5-5 Indian Trail, N.C. / Providence Day HS

At Providence Day HS: Owns the Chargers’ all-time goals scored record with 216 through three years of play ... Scored 79 goals and earned NCISAA first team All-State, All-Conference and Charlotte Observer All-Observer honors as a senior ... A two-time captain and started every game of her interscholastic career at center ... As a sophomore was tabbed a member of the North Carolina National Tournament Team.

Douglas

21

Ferrara

Rachel

McKynsey

Fr. | Midfield | 5-4 Newnan, Ga. / Newnan HS

24

Fr. | Attack | 5-1 California, Md. / Leonardtown HS

At Newnan HS: As a junior recorded 54 goals. 11 assists, 34 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers to lead Newnan to a 15-5 record ... Recieved Georgia All Star Classics All-Team, Georgia High School Lacrosse Area 1 First Team, Inside the Perimeter All-Tournament Team, Most Improved Player and Academic All-American awards as a junior.

At Leonardtown HS: As a junior recorded 23 goals and 25 assists ... In three seasons led the Raiders to a 38-5 record, three Southern Maryland Athletic Conference Champions and a regional quarterfinal ... Selected first team All-SMAC as a junior.

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PLAYER PROFILES

Morgan

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Kratzer

Caitlin

27

Fr. | Attack | 5-3 Chester Springs, Pa. / Great Valley HS

Fr. | Midfield | 5-5 Georgetown, Mass. / Georgetown HS At Georgetown HS: Posted 27 goals and five assists as a junior ... Heped lead Georgetown HS to Cape Ann League Division 2 Championships as a sophomore and freshman.

At Great Valley HS: Scored 17 goals and posted six assists, as well as 13 ground balls as a junior ...Led the team to state semifinals as a junior ... Was named a 2011 Academic All-American ... Helped her team finish as Ches-mont League Champions in 2010 with a record of 21-3.

Haines

Kirsten

28

Jr. | Defense | 5-6 Media, Pa. / Cardinal O’Hara HS

At Cardinal O’Hara HS: Was named captain of the Lady Lion squad as a senior ... Capped her career with a goal in a 20-4 victory over rival Archbishop Prenderast.

Waldron

Rachel

31

Kuehn

Trista

Fr. | Defense | 5-10 Vienna, Va. / Marshall High School Academy

At Marshall HS: Ranked as the 46th best high school recruit in the nation and the 10th best defensive-midfielder by ESPN ... Earned Washington Post All-Metro Honorable Mention honors in addition to First Team All-Region and First Team All-District as a senior ... Waldron totaled 95 points (68 goals/27 assists) for Marshall as a senior and was named the team’s Most Outstanding Player ... Was tabbed an Under-Armour Underclassman All-American and the Marshall Female Athlete of the Year.

33

Fr. | Goalie | 5-6 Mason, Ohio / Mason HS At Mason HS: Helped lead William Mason High School to a 37-16-5 record over three years and earned regional runner-up finishes in 2009 and 2011 ... As a freshman was named the Great Lakes National Team goalie ... Earned the Mason Kiwanis Making a Difference Award as both a sophomore and junior ... Was tabbed the Ohio South National goalie and earned a place at the Under Armour All-America game as a junior.

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Brooks Stadium

The Coastal Carolina University football stadium officially opened as Brooks Stadium on Sept. 6, 2003, for the inaugural home game of the Chanticleer football program. Scoring a touchdown with just seconds left on the clock, the Chanticleers beat Newberry College 21-14. With a gift from the late businessman Bob Brooks, the stadium was named in honor of Brooks’ children Coby Garrett and Boni Belle. The $2 million gift is among the largest gifts ever made to the university. Brooks, who grew up on a farm in Loris, S.C., was the CEO and founder of Eastern Foods, Inc., creators of the Naturally Fresh line of products, and chairman of Hooters of America, Inc. He also created Hooters Air Charter Airline, the National Golf Association Hooters Tour and the Hooters ProCup Series, a series of short-track races in small towns throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Brooks died in 2006. Phase I of the stadium construction included 6,408 seats, while Phase II added almost 1,000 additional seats prior to the 2006 season. The third phase of Brooks Stadium was completed in 2010 when approximately 1,600 seats were added directly behind the north end zone. Affectionately referred to as the Chantourage section, the seating directly in front of Adkins Field House was designated as the student section in 2011. Brooks Stadium accommodates approximately 9,400 fans and was designed to grow with the football program, with a future capacity for up to 20,000 fans. Brooks Stadium has been ranked among the top stadiums in the nation in attendance based on capacity. In 2010, the Chanticleers hosted a first round NCAA Division I Football Championship playoff game against Western Illinois; the game marked the first postseason game played in Brooks Stadium. On Feb. 15, 2013, the women’s lacrosse team opens its inaugural season on its new home field, Brooks Stadium. Women’s lacrosse is the 18th Division I sports program for the Chanticleers. The inaugural season for the women’s lacrosse program features nine home contests.

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CONFERENCE HISTORY

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each studentathlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” The 2012-13 academic year features the Big South’s largest membership (12) and sponsored sports (19) in its 29 years of existence. The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted full-fledged NCAA Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid – receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 16 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during his tenure, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball, softball and men’s soccer for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s

vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997. The Conference’s 19th championship sport -- women’s lacrosse, begins play this season with eight members. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 12 member institutions comprise the 29-year old League. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian College and Longwood, plus the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live video streaming event in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 700 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. In the last 15 years alone, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had an individual National Champion six times, has had more than 280 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship seven times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, has had six NFL Draft picks, and has had two institutions finish in the top 10 in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships -- including the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event (fifth in 2007). In 2006-07, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed four out of the last eight years -- including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Championships (cross country, 10,000-meter run); Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reach the postseason for the first time in Conference history. In 2010-11, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in

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Kyle Kallander

Mark Simpson

Nic Bowman

Mark Bryant

Commissioner

Assistant CommissionerPublic Relations

Assistant DirectorPublic Relations

Director of Multimedia Development

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football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. This past season, the Big South had a record 41 student-athletes earn All-America distinction, while another 10 were named Academic All-Americans. The Conference also won its first football playoff game (Stony Brook), had the national women’s basketball Rookie Coach of the Year, had two men’s soccer teams reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade (Coastal Carolina, Liberty), and had a record five individuals selected for the NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals -- the most of any Division I conference in 2011-12. In addition, Liberty was the first men’s golf team in Conference history to win an NCAA Regional, and the Flames went on to finish 10th at the national event. Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the U.S. Olympic Team in 2008 and 2012, and was one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the 2008 Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams reached the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won six PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007. Three former Big South baseball players made their major league debuts in 2012, while Avery Warley became the third Big South women’s basketball player to play in the WNBA. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 1996-2007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference student-athletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, and the League has had more than 120 Academic All-Americans in its 30 years of existence. Furthermore, the Big South has recorded double figure totals in NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last three years.

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