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The Citadel Quick Facts General Information

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Wendy Anderson (Clemson ‘90) Anderson’s Citadel record (yrs): 17-107(4) Anderson’s overall record (yrs): 78-167 (7) Assistant Coach: Kreg Togami (Wheaton College ‘89) Volleyball Office Phone: 843-953-7034

Volleyball History

All-Time Record (yrs): 17-131 (5) 2002 Record: 6-24 2002 SoCon Record: 0-20 Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/1

Media Relations

Volleyball Contact: Kevin Rhodes (Clemson ‘00) Office Phone: (843) 953-5120 Cell Phone: (843) 343-6956 Office Fax: (843) 953-5058 E-Mail: 2rhodesk@citadel.edu Mailing Address: 171 Moultrie St. McAlister Field House Charleston, SC 29409 Web Site: www.citadelsports.com

Table of Contents Quick Facts ....................................................... 1 2003 Outlook .................................................... 2 2003 Rosters ..................................................... 3 Head Coach Wendy Anderson ............................... 4 Assistant Coach Kreg Togami ............................... 5 Player Biographies .......................................... 6-11 2003 Opponents ........................................... 12-13 2002 In Review ............................................ 14-15 School Records ................................................. 16 Honors and Awards ........................................... 17 The Southern Conference .................................... 17 Year-by-Year Results ........................................ 18 Facilities ......................................................... 19 President General Grinalds ............................... 20 Athletic Director Les Robinson ........................... 20 Charleston, SC ............................................. 21-22 The Citadel ................................................. 23-24 The 2003 Citadel Volleyball media guide was produced by The Citadel’s Media Relations Department. The guide was written and designed by Kevin Rhodes using Adobe Pagemaker and Photoshop. Mike Hayden provided significant assistance. All photography was provided by Russ Pace. The staff extends a special thanks to The Citadel Print Shop.

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Quick Facts

Location: Charleston, SC Colors: Citadel Blue and White Nickname: Bulldogs, Cadets Founded: 1842 Enrollment: 1,800 Stadium: McAlister Field House (6,000) Conference: Southern National Affiliation: NCAA Division I President: Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, USMC Ret. (Army ‘59) Athletic Director: Les Robinson (N. C. State ‘65) Faculty Represenative: Lt. Col. William Sharbrough (MSU ‘72) Senior Associate Athletic Director: Ray Whiteman Senior Woman Administrator: Leslie Tysinger Associte Athletic Director/Compliance: Ed Steers Associte Athletic Director/Special Events: Andy Solomon Assistant Athletic Director/Facilities: Mike Groshon Assistant Athletic Director/Event Mgmt: Robby Bennett Assistant Athletic Director/Development: Chuck Beddingfield Director of Sports Medicine: Andy Clawson Director of Media Relations: Mike Hayden Associate Director of Media Relations: Kevin Rhodes Assistant Director of Media Relations: Erica Brammer Assistant Director of Marketing: Rebecca Raynor Business Manager: Lynn Meador


2003 Outlook

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The 2003 Citadel volleyball team returns five of six starters from a year ago, a season that saw 18 team and individual records fall. Leading the Bulldogs into her fifth season as coach, Wendy Anderson, has guided The Citadel to all of its victories in the five-year history of the program. She looks to continue building a tradition of teamwork, unity, and hard-nosed play. “Now that we have been around for a few years, we can finally try to fill holes left by graduation with the type of players that we think will benefit The Citadel and our team.” This year’s squad looks to do what no other Bulldog volleyball team has ever done, win a conference match and make the Southern Conference Tournament, which will be held in Chattanooga this November. With the leadership of two four-year starters, Desiree Browning and Lindsey Hodge, and three other returning starters, the squad looks to make an impact on the league. Browning, who holds all of the school’s assist records, will be the glue that holds the team together. Browning will be the leader on and off the floor. Anderson looks to her setter to control the team on the floor and in the classroom, as she is an example to the rest of the squad by graduating in only three years and beginning work on her post-graduate degree this fall. Joining Browning will be fellow senior Lindsey Hodge, a middle blocker and outside hitter. Hodge, who led the team with 42 service aces, will be the team’s go to player as Anderson will look to her to finish the big play. She will be leaned on to get the big side out or kill when needed. Juniors Audra Ritchie and Katie Livingston, both twoyear starters, will play a big role in the middle of the court for the Bulldogs. Ritchie will be the squad’s force at the net as the team’s main blocker. As a freshman in 2001, she broke the season block record with 82 and built on that in her second season. Ritchie looks to continue her dominance in the middle as a junior. The coaching staff will look upon Livingston, who was the team’s Libero last season, as a utility player. She is a reserve setter and a defensive specialist, who walked on as a freshman and has subsequently earned a scholarship for her dedicated work ethic. Samantha Parisi and Stefanie Farris, both of whom played in all of the Bulldogs’ games in 2002, will need to step up their play in order to help The Citadel make the SoCon Tournament. Parisi, who could possibly be the most knowledgeable player on the squad due to her extensive play in her native Greece, Desiree Browning will lead by example. The

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coaches believe she has matured into a fine player with quality play in the spring. She finished among the team leaders in several statistical categories, total attacks (569), digs (251) and kills (193). Farris, Lindsey Hodge an outside hitter, is one the coaches hope continues to develop. She is an all-around great athlete who showed her athleticism could make up for her lack of knowledge about the college game. Anderson looks to Farris to use her power to have a break out year. Two other sophomores who will contribute to the 2003 goals of winning their first conference match and making it to post-season play are Melissa Fridinger and Marina Daniel. Fridinger, a defensive specialist, has improved tremendously in the off-season and could see more playing time in the fall with her increased knowledge of the sport. Daniel, who returns as a right side hitter, is a big blocking force who has developed her game to fit well into coach Anderson’s system. There are three freshmen on the 2003 roster and the coaching staff hopes that all three can make an immediate impact. Kim Cooper, a middle blocker, is going to be looked upon to fill the void in the middle. Anderson believes that she will be a big part of the team for years to come and is expected to advance the team to the tournament. Fellow freshmen Christen Cox and Danelle Cenker, will be works in progress for Coach Anderson and her staff. Cox, an outside hitter, is a great athlete that needs to polish her game, while Cenker will platoon at the defensive specialist position. The 2003 Citadel volleyball schedule consists of 27 matches and one tournament that have the Bulldogs starting on August 30 in a tri-match against Navy and Charleston Southern in the Bulldogs’ own back yard, McAlister Field House. With the Southern Conference splitting into a twodivision conference, North and South, and Elon joining the league, Coach Anderson’s team will play 18 SoCon matches. Nine non-conference opponents are on the slate in 2003, including military rival Navy and cross-town rival Charleston Southern. The Bulldogs will even travel to Chicago in early November to take on Chicago State. Moreover, The Citadel volleyball team is moving in the right direction. Anderson finally believes that with this team’s combination of size, strength and speed between the returning players and incoming freshmen, the 2003 squad could have a memorable season that may propel the Bulldogs into post-season play.


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Name Desiree Browning Danelle Cenker Kim Cooper Christen Cox Marina Daniel Stefanie Farris Melissa Fridinger Lindsey Hodge Katie Livingston Samantha Parisi Audra Ritchie

State Alaska Colorado Illinois Maryland North Carolina Ohio South Carolina Texas Greece

Pos. S MB MB/RSH S/DS OH OH DS RSH OH MB DS

Ht. 5-5 5-11 6-2 5-5 5-7 5-10 5-5 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-4

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

Alphabetical Roster Pos. S DS MB OH RSH OH DS MB/RSH S/DS OH MB

Ht. 5-5 5-4 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-7 5-5 6-2 5-5 5-10 5-11

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

Hometown Rochelle, IL Findlay, OH Summerville, SC Newberry, SC Wasilla, AK Thessaloniki, Greece Baltimore, MD Glenwood Springs, CO Columbus, NC Houston, TX Goose Creek, SC

Hometown Rochelle, IL Goose Creek, SC Houston, TX Columbus, NC Glenwood Springs, CO Wasilla, AK Baltimore, MD Summerville, SC Newberry, SC Thessaloniki, Greece Findlay, OH

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2003 Rosters

No. 5 17 4 16 13 9 11 7 8 10 6

Name Desiree Browning Audra Ritchie Lindsey Hodge Katie Livingston Stefanie Farris Samantha Parisi Melissa Fridinger Marina Daniel Christen Cox Kim Cooper Danelle Cenker

Numerical Roster


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Wendy Anderson

Wendy Anderson - Head Coach

Clemson ‘90

Wendy Anderson, a former allconference player at Clemson University and District 6 Coach-of-theYear at Converse College, is in her fifth season atop The Citadel’s volleyball program. Two season ago Anderson led the Bulldogs to the school’s best ever record, 7-24. Under Anderson’s tutelage, the 2002 squad rewrote the Bulldog record book breaking 18 records. As a team, the Bulldogs set three new match records and four season marks. Individually, four match and season records fell, as well as three career marks. In 2001, Anderson led the Bulldogs to the school’s best record ever by winning 13 more games than in the 2000 season. Twelve individual and six team records were broken in the 2001 season under Anderson’s guidance. Anderson was faced with the challenge of building The Citadel’s volleyball program from the ground up in 1999, as The Citadel added the women’s sport to its list of NCAA sports. Anderson guided Converse to a three-year record of 61-39 from 1991-93. She helped Converse win a pair of NAIA Distrcit 6 championships in 1992 and 1993, and was named District Coach-of4 ™™™™ The Citadel Volleyball 2003

the-Year in 1993. A member of the USA National Team Handball squad since 1995, Anderson was a member of the 1999 team that played for the USA National Team in the Pan-American Games that were held in Winnipeg, Canada. Anderson helped lead the team to a fourth place finish. This past spring, Anderson rejoined the USA National Team Handball squad for the 2003 Pan-American Championships in Brazil, a qualifier for the 16th Women’s World Championship held in Croatia in December of 2003. The squad, with Anderson’s experience, finished fourth, falling one place shy of qualifying for the World Championships. While training with the team as much as possible, Anderson also competed in a women’s team handball league in Canada. Anderson, 36, graduated from Broome High School in 1985 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Clemson in 1990. While at Clemson, the Cowpens native was a two-year team captain on the Tiger volleyball team and earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 1987 and


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Kreg Togami

Wheaton College ‘89 Kreg Togami is in his third season at The Citadel and serves as the top assistant under Anderson. A 1989 graduate of Wheaton College (IL), Togami earned a Bachelor of Science in Sport and Wellness Management. He served as an assistant at NC State from 1994 to 1999 while also serving as the head coach of Club Raleigh. While coaching Club Raleigh, his teams Assistant Coaches

won three regionals and qualified for the national tournament four consecutive seasons. Born April 4, 1966, Togami is married to the former Laura Kimbrell and they are the proud parents of a new baby boy, Jonathan.

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Desiree Browning Rochelle, IL

Setter Senior

Desiree Browning

2003: Will be the floor leader of the squad and will be looked upon by the coaching staff to control the tempo ... needs to help build the team’s chemistry with three newcomers on the squad ... coaches expect a lot of all-time assist leader on and off the floor. 2002: Missed six matches due to pneumonia, but still led the squad in assists (671) for the third consecutive season ... played in only 24 matches and 79 games due to pneumonia ... increased her assists per game average to 8.49, up from 8.35 in 2001 ... was second on the team with the least amount of service errors (18) ... placed 11th in the Southern Conference in assists with 671.

Year 2000 2001 2002 Career

GP-MP K K/GAME 91-29 44 .48 99-31 50 .51 79-24 35 .44 269-84 129 .48

E 19 30 11 60

TA 152 158 93 403

2001: Helped lead The Citadel to its highest win total in a season, seven ... led the Bulldogs in assists with 827, breaking her 2000 record of 722 ... set the all-time assists in a match record with 60 against UNC Greensboro ... played in all 31 matches and 99 games, which tied her for first on the team in matches and games played ... compiled 58 ace serves and 159 digs, third highest on the squad. 2000: Played in 29 of the 30 matches and in 91 games, both of which were good enough to tie for first on the team ... set the school assists record with 722 as a freshman ... was second on the team in aces with 20 and fourth in digs with 112. High school: A 2000 graduate of Rochelle Township High Schoole ... earned three varsity letters in volleyball and one as a cheerleader ... was All-Academic as a sophomore and junior. Personal: Desiree Browning ... born February 25, 1982 ... daughter of Dirk and Diann Browning ... sister, Abby, played volleyball at St. Ambrose University from 1998-2000 ... earned her bachelors degree in only three years and is now pursuing her post-graduate degree.

CAREER STATISTICS

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PCT A .164 722 .127 827 .258 671 .717 2220

SA 20 58 18 96

SE 16 29 18 63

RE 3 7 2 12

DIG 112 159 148 419

BS 2 2 1 5

BA 11 13 8 32

TOT 13 15 9 37

BE 12 20 14 46

BHE 36 43 28 107


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Lindsey Hodge Summerville, SC

MB/RSH Senior

2003: Tall, athletic left-hander who will be the Bulldogs go to player as a blocker and right side hitter ... coaches will look to her to take control during the big play ... will be looked upon to fill Nicole Mantu’s shoes on and off the floor.

2001: Played in all 31 games, while helping lead the squad to its highest win total in a season,

Year 2000 2001 2002 Career

GP-MP 90-29 99-31 98-29 287-89

K K/GAME 158 1.76 222 2.24 212 2.16 492 1.71

E 99 117 105 321

TA 443 580 588 1611

2000: Played in 29 of the squad’s 30 matches while finishing first on the team in solo blocks (34), total blocks (62) and blocks per game (0.69) ... was also second in kills (158), total attacks (443), assists (18) and blocking assists (28). High School: A 2000 graduate of Summerville High School ... earned 9 varsity letters; four in basketball, three in volleyball and two in track ... was a member of the 1998 and 1999 South Carolina state runners-up and the 1996 and 1997 Lowerstate runners-up ... was honored as AllRegion 6-AAAA and as a South Carolina All-Star ... was the MVP of her high school team in 1999 ... led the squad in blocks, kills and was second in serving percentage ... as a basketball player at Summerville, helped lead the Greenwave to two South Carolina state finals in 1998 and 1999 ... led the team in rebounding and scoring her senior campaign. Personal: Lindsey Erin Hodge ... born October 6, 1981 ... daughter of Don and Kathy Hodge ... she is majoring in biology.

CAREER STATISTICS PCT .133 .181 .182 .106

A 18 29 16 63

SA 10 66 42 118

SE 15 22 31 68

RE 20 23 5 48

DIG 55 78 87 220

BS 34 23 15 72

BA 28 50 58 136

TOT 62 73 73 208

BE 18 27 10 55

BHE 3 12 8 23

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Lindsey Hodge

2002: Saw action in 29 matches and 98 games ... ranked first on the team in serving with 42 aces, which was good enough for sixth in the Southern Conference ... placed second with 212 kills, 588 total attacks, and 2.16 kills/game ... was also second in blocking tallying 73 for an average of 0.74/game.

seven ... was second on the team in kills with 222 and assists with 29, while also ranking third in aces with 66 and blocking with 73 on the season.


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2003: Is slated to be a defensive specialist and reserve setter ... coaches see her as a utility player, who can play a number of positions and in a number of circumstances ... walked on the team as a freshman, but has since earned a scholarship through hard work and persistence. 2002: Tied for first on the squad with 102 games played and saw action in all 30 matches as the libiro ... had 220 assists on the year which were good enough for second on the team ... finished third in digs with 238 for an average of 2.33 per game. 2001: Played in 30 of 31 matches and in 91 games ... was named the team’s Most Improved Player ... placed fifth on the team in digs with 100 and in digs per game with 1.10. High School: A 2001 graduate of Mid-Carolina High School where she earned all-region honors in 1998, 1999, and 2000 ... was honored with six varsity letters in both volleyball and softball, while earning two in basketball and one in track ... was a member of the 1999-00 Region 3-AA Champions and 2000-01 Region 3-AA runners-up. Personal: Olivia Katie Livingston ... born August 16, 1983 ... daughter of Clyde and Leanne Livingston ... father, Clyde, and brother, Clyde Livingston, III, both played baseball at Newberry College ... brother, Clyde, was drafted by Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies in 1995 and went on to play in the Phillies’ minor league organization ... majoring in biology.

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Katie Livingston Newberry, SC Defensive Specialist Junior

Year 2001 2002 Career

GP-MP 91-30 102-30 193-60

K K/GAME 2 .02 5 .05 7 .04

E 6 13 19

TA 16 52 68

CAREER STATISTICS PCT A -.250 9 -.154 220 -.176 229

SA 2 2 4

SE 0 4 4

RE 20 60 80

DIG 100 238 338

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 1 1

TOT 0 1 1

BE 2 1 3

BHE 2 18 20

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2003: Needs to continue to develop in the weight room to better her game at the middle blocker position ... will be the main blocking force along the front line, as she will be a big threat in the middle within the Southern Conference ... looks to build on her block totals from her first two seasons. 2002: Saw action in 29 matches and in 99 games ... compiled 68 blocks, 18 solo and 50 assists placing third on the team at season’s end ... finished fourth on the squad in kills (148) and total attacks (468). 2001: Had nine blocks in one match against Limestone setting an all-time record ... led the squad in blocks on the season with 82, 27 solo and 55 assists ... 82 blocks set the all-time record for blocks in a season ... played in all 31 matches and in 99 games ... placed fourth in kills and total attacks with 119 and 351, respectively. High School: A 2001 graduate of Findlay High School, where she was a two-time all-conference pick in the Great Lakes League ... was also honored as a three-year Great Lakes League scholar athlete ... earned three varsity volleyball letters and best defense, most blocks, most kills and most digs awards ... accumulated 420 kills, 210 solo blacks and 216 digs during high school career. Personal: Audra Lean Ritchie ... born December 21, 1982 ... daughter of Jack and Catherine Ritchie ... majoring in criminal justice.

Audra Ritchie Findlay, OH Middle Blocker Junior

Year 2001 2002 Career

GP-MP K K/GAME 99-31 119 1.20 99-29 148 1.49 198-60 267 1.35

E 83 103 186

TA 351 468 819

CAREER STATISTICS

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PCT .103 .096 .099

A 5 5 10

SA 0 18 18

SE 0 32 32

RE 3 7 10

DIG 28 115 143

BS 27 18 45

BA 55 50 105

TOT 82 68 150

BE 22 25 47

BHE 3 2 5


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2003: : Could work herself into the lineup as a big blocker on the opposite side ... has used her height and athletic ability to develop into a quality blocker ... needs to improve her offensive skills to become an everyday player. 2002: Saw limited playing time in 17 matches, but learned a lot about her own skills and how to play college volleyball ... finished with 71 total attacks and eight digs ... compiled five blocks, two solo and three assists, in 27 games. High School: A 2002 graduate of Colorado Rocky Mountain High School ... earned four varsity letters in volleyball, diving ... also earned her team’s most improved player award in both her sophomore and junior seasons. Personal: Marina Daniel ... born June 30, 1984 ... daughter of Renee Dougherty and Gergely Daniel ... father played professional basketball in Hungary ... majoring in computer science.

Marina Daniel Glenwood Springs, CO Middle Hitter Sophomore

Year 2002 Career

GP-MP 27-17 27-17

K K/GAME 19 .70 19 .70

E 15 15

TA 71 71

CAREER STATISTICS PCT .056 .056

A 0 0

SA 0 0

SE 1 1

RE 0 0

DIG 8 8

BS 2 2

BA 3 3

TOT 5 5

BE 1 1

BHE 1 1

Stefanie Farris Wasilla, AK Outside Hitter Sophomore

Year 2002 Career

GP-MP 93-29 93-29

K K/GAME 117 1.26 117 1.26

E 61 61

TA 338 338

CAREER STATISTICS PCT .166 .166

A 14 14

SA 12 12

SE 15 15

RE 24 24

DIG 163 163

BS 3 3

BA 9 9

TOT 12 12

BE 3 3

BHE 3 3

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2003: An all-around great athlete at the outside hitter position ... has lots of offensive power, but needs to harness raw athletic ability and convert it into volleyball ability ... coaches believe she could develop into a quality college player with continued development in the gym and in the weight room. 2002: Played in 29 of 30 matches and in 93 games ... compiled 163 digs and 338 total attacks on the season placing her fourth on the team ... posted 117 kills for an average of 1.26 kills per game placing her fifth on the squad. High School: A 2002 graduate of Wasilla High School where she earned four letters in both volleyball and track ... participated on the 2001 undefeated volleyball team ... was named to the All-Tournament West Spiketacular Team ... placed fifth in the 400 meters at the state track meet as a member of the track team. Personal: Stefanie Farris ... born November 19, 1983 ... daughter of Steve and Sandy Farris ... majoring in health, exercise and sports science.


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2003: Will see plenty of court time as a defensive specialist ... has improved dramatically over freshman year and had a good spring that excited the coaches about her future ... has increased her knowledge of the game and looks to learn more to increase playing time. 2002: Saw limited action in 14 matches ... posted eight total attacks, one assist and three service aces ... compiled 44 digs on the year for an average of 1.33 per game. High School: A 2002 graduate of Loch Raven High School ... earned two letters in both volleyball and softball ... named to the all-regional and All-Academic teams ... received her school’s sportsmanship award. Personal: Melissa Fridinger ... born July 29, 1984 ... daughter of Joanna and Marty Fridinger ... majoring in english.

Melissa Fridinger Baltimore, MD Defensive Specialist Sophomore

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Year 2002 Career

GP-MP 33-14 33-14

K K/GAME 0 0.00 0 0.00

E 2 2

TA 8 8

CAREER STATISTICS PCT -.250 -.250

A 1 1

SA 3 3

SE 2 2

RE 13 13

DIG 44 44

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TOT 0 0

BE 0 0

BHE 1 1

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2003: Is the most knowledgeable player on the squad due to her extensive play in her native Greece ... has matured faster than coaches imagined and is emerging quickly as a team leader ... will lead by example as she lets her experience on the court take over ... will get many opportunities to showcase her skills at the outside hitter position. 2002: Ranked second on the team in digs by compiling 251 on the year ... finished third in three categories, kills (193), total attacks (569) and assists (25) ... placed fourth in service aces with 23 and in blocking with 36. High School: A 2002 graduate of Uniquelyceun School ... earned three Greek honors which are equivalent to varsity letters in volleyball ... in 2000, participated with Filathlitikos who is ranked the second best women’s volleyball team in Greece and holds high rankings in all of Europe ... was also chosen in the final selection for Greece’s Junior National Team. Personal: Samantha Parisi ... born July 9, 1983 ... daughter of Parisis Efstratios and Verna Parisi ... majoring in business administration.

Samantha Parisi Thessaloniki, Greece Outside Hitter Sophomore

Year 2002 Career

GP-MP K K/GAME 99-30 193 1.95 99-30 193 1.95

E 82 82

TA 569 569

CAREER STATISTICS

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PCT .195 .195

A 25 25

SA 23 23

SE 31 31

RE 40 40

DIG 251 251

BS 3 3

BA 33 33

TOT 36 36

BE 13 13

BHE 6 6


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2003: Will be a big part of team and coaches will look to her to fill the void in the middle ... could possibly be an all-star candidate as a firstyear player ... will be a good fit with team system. High School: A 2003 graduate of Lutheran South Academy ... earned seven varsity letters, four in volleyball, two in softball and one in track ... was a two-time TAPPS-4A AllState honoree and a three-time All-District honoree ... was a member of the TAPPS and Blue South All-Star teams. Personal: Kimberley Cooper ... born March 14, 1985 ... daughter of Gerald and Cecilia Cooper ... sister, Carolyn, played volleyball for the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame ... majoring in psychology.

Kimberly Cooper Houston, TX Middle Blocker Freshman

Christen Cox Columbus, NC Outside Hitter Freshman

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2003: Athlete that needs to mature on the court to earn playing time ... extremely talented but skills are raw ... will most likely redshirt in order to learn college game. High School: A 2003 graduate of Stratford High School ... was honored with seven varsity letters; three in volleyball, two in cheerleading, and one in both basketball and softball ... helped lead Stratford to a regional championship as a sophomore ... was a two-time member of the Charelston Juniors National volleyball team, as well as the Charleston Juniors Club team ... was the Most Valuable Performer at The Citadel’s 2002 Volleyball Camp. Personal: Danelle Cenker ... born September 10, 1985 ... daughter of David and Pamela Cenker ... majoring in sports management.

Danelle Cenker Goose Creek, SC Defensive Specialist Freshman

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2003: Is a two-sport athlete in volleyball and track ... needs to continue to develop volleyball skills in order to see playing time ... most likely will be a redshirt candidate. High School: A 2003 graduate of Polk County High School ... earned six varsity letters, four in volleyball, one in track and one in softball ... was a twoyear all-conference performer and a two-year Most Valuable Performer of the Southern Foothills Conference ... was a member of the Spartanburg Club South Volleyball team ... participated on Junior Olympics Volleyball team for four years ... was an all-conference performer in track as a senior. Personal: Christen M. Cox ... born December 11, 1984 ... daughter of Chris and Malinda Cox ... majoring in criminal justice.


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2003 Opponents

naval academy midshipmen

charleston southern buccaneers

south carolina state bulldogs

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Aug. 30 McAlister Field House

Sept. 2 @ SCSU Oct. 6 McAlister Field House

Location...............Annapolis, MD Enrollment..........................4,000 Nickname.................Midshipmen Colors..................Navy and Gold Conference.......................Patriot Head Coach..........Mike Schwab Alma Mater..........George Mason 2002 Record................17-14/8-6 Players Returning/Lost........12/4 SID..................Justin Kischefsky Phone.........(410)293-2340x.109 Email............kischefs@usna.edu Website......www.navysports.com

Location.........N. Charleston, SC Enrollment..........................2,600 Nickname.........................Buccaneers Colors...................Blue and Gold Conference..................Big South Head Coach........Danyel Bellush Alma Mater........Charleston Southern 2002 Record..................5-23/2-8 Players Returning/Lost...........8/3 SID........................David Shelton Phone..................(843)863-7688 Email..........dshelton@csuniv.edu Website.......www.CSUSports.com

Location............Orangeburg, SC Enrollment..........................5,000 Nickname.............................Bulldogs Colors....................Red and Blue Conference..............Mid-Eastern Head Coach..................Mary Hill Alma Mater..............Florida A&M 2002 Record......................14-18 Players Returning/Lost........10/1 SID..........................Bill Hamilton Phone..................(803)536-7060 Email.........whamilton@scsu.edu Website.........www.scsusports.com

bethune-cookman wildcats

savannah state tigers

college of charleston cougars

Sept. 12 McAlister Field House Location.......Daytona Beach, FL Enrollment.........................2,500 Nickname.............................Wildcats Colors.............Maroon and Gold Conference.............Mid-Eastern Head Coach....Paula Thompson Alma Mater...................Mt. Nazarene 2002 Record...............13-19/6-4 Players Returning/Lost..........9/2 SID.....................Opio Mashariki Phone.................(386)481-2206 Email...mashario@cookman.edu Website......www.bethune.cookman.edu

Sept. 16 @ SSU Oct. 15 McAlister Field House Location...............Savannah, GA Enrollment..........................2,200 Nickname.................................Tigers Colors..............Orange and Blue Conference......................Independent Head Coach..............Alvin Jones Alma Mater.........................N/A 2002 Record........................0-21 Players Returning/Lost...........6/3 SID................Lee Grant Pearson Phone..................(912)353-5181 Email......pearsonl@savstate.edu Website...........www.savstate.edu

Sept. 18 @ CofC Nov. 4 McAlister Field House Location..............Charleston, SC Enrollment........................11,620 Nickname..............................Cougars Colors............Maroon and White Conference..........................Southern Head Coach........Sherry Dunbar Alma Mater..................Ball State 2002 Record................29-5/18-2 Players Returning/Lost........10/4 SID....................Simon Whitaker Phone..................(843)953-5465 Email...........whitakers@cofc.edu Website...................cougars.cofc.edu

georgia southern eagles

davidson wildcats

furman paladins

Sept. 27 McAlister Field House Oct. 31 @ Davidson College Location................Davidson, NC Enrollment..........................1,600 Nickname.............................Wildcats Colors..................Red and Black Conference..........................Southern Head Coach...............Tim Cowie Alma Mater......Roberts Weslyan 2002 Record..............23-11/15-5 Players Returning/Lost...........9/3 SID........................Michael Clark Phone..................(704)894-2635 Email.......mkclark@davidson.edu Website..........www.davidson.edu

Oct. 3 @ Furman Nov. 7 McAlister Field House Location...............Greenville, SC Enrollment..........................2,500 Nickname..............Lady Paladins Colors..............Purple and White Conference...........................Southern Head Coach.......Michelle Young Alma Mater....................Clemson 2002 Record..............21-14/15-5 Players Returning/Lost.........10/4 SID........................Teri Brinkman Phone..................(864)294-3065 Email.......teri.brinkman@furman.edu Website....www.furmanpaladins.com

Sept. 23 @ GSU Oct. 21 McAlister Field House Location..............Statesboro, GA Enrollment........................15,075 Nickname................................Eagles Colors.................Blue and White Conference..........................Southern Head Coach..Kerry Messersmith Alma Mater............Chadron St. 2002 Record................26-9/18-2 Players Returning/Lost...........9/3 SID...................Kevin Duckworth Phone..................(912)681-5448 Email.......kduck_20@yahoo.com Website....www.georgiasoutherneagles.com

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™™™™ The Citadel Volleyball 2003 ™™™™ wofford terriers Oct. 4 @Wofford Nov. 8 McAlister Field House Location.................Rock Hill, SC Enrollment..........................1,100 Nickname..............................Terriers Colors.................Black and Gold Conference..........................Southern Head Coach.............Corey Helle Alma Mater..................Nebraska 2002 Record..............14-19/5-15 Players Returning/Lost...........6/5 SID.......................Carrie Fellrath Phone..................(864)597-4093 Email ......fellrathcr@wofford.edu Website.......wofford.org/athletics

unc greensboro spartans

chattanooga mocs Oct. 25 McAlister Field House Location............Chattanooga, TN Enrollment...........................8,319 Nickname...................................Mocs Colors......Navy, Old Gold, and Silver

Conference...........................Southern Head Coach.............Lisa Rhodes Alma Mater.....Appalachian State 2002 Record...............10-22/6-14 Players Returning/Lost.........14/0 SID..............................Don Harris Phone...................(423)425-4618 Email..............don.harris@utc.edu Website.................www.gomocs.com

Oct. 10 McAlister Field House Nov. 14 @ ASU Location.....................Boone, NC Enrollment........................12,500 Nickname...............Mountaineers Colors..................Black and Gold Conference....................Southern Head Coach..........Chad Callihan Alma Mater.....................Radford 2002 Record..............15-18/9-11 Players Returning/Lost.........13/1 SID.............................Mike Flynn Phone..................(828)262-2845 Email.......flynnmh@appstate.edu Website.................www.goASU.com

elon phoenix

western carolina catamounts Oct. 11 McAlister Field House Nov. 15 @ WCU Location...............Cullowhee, NC Enrollment..........................6,700 Nickname........................Catamounts Colors................Purple and Gold Conference...........................Southern Head Coach.........Angell Benson Alma Mater......Western Carolina 2002 Record..............22-12/13-7 Players Returning/Lost.........11/0 SID......................Rebecca Graef Phone..................(828)227-2339 Email........rgraef@email.wcu.edu Website...www.catamountsports.com

east tennessee state bucs

Oct. 18 @ Elon Location........................Elon, NC Enrollment..........................4,432 Nickname..............................Phoenix Colors..............Maroon and Gold Conference...........................Southern Head Coach...........Mary Tendler Alma Mater........................Illinois 2002 Record..............10-23/4-10 Players Returning/Lost...........5/2 SID..........................Matt Eviston Phone..................(336)278-6711 Email............meviston@elon.edu Website..www.elon.edu/athletics

Oct. 24 McAlister Field House Location...........Johnson City, TN Enrollment........................11,000 Nickname.........................Buccaneers Colors...Navy Blue and Old Gold Conference...........................Southern Head Coach........Lindsey Devine Alma Mater..........York University 2002 Record...............8-23/6-14 Players Returning/Lost...........7/0 SID........................Luke LeNoble Phone..................(423)439-4220 Email.......snelling@mail.etsu.edu Website...............www.etsubucs.com

newberry indians

chicago state cougars

Oct. 28 McAlister Field House Location................Newberry, SC Enrollment.............................750 Nickname................Lady Indians Colors...............Scarlet and Gray Conference...........South Atlantic Head Coach....Nicolee Swaback Alma Mater.....USC-Spartanburg 2002 Record..............13-20/3-11 Players Returning/Lost...........6/5 SID............................Ryan Rose Phone..................(803)321-5667 Email..........rrose@newberry.edu Website.................www.newberry.edu

Nov. 2 @ Chicago State Location....................Chicago, IL Enrollment...........................9500 Nickname..............................Cougars Colors...............White and Green Conference...........Mid-Continent Head Coach........Heidi Cartisser Alma Mater............................N/A 2002 Record................4-25/1-11 Players Returning/Lost...........8/3 SID........................Mark Johnson Phone..................(773)995-2217 Email........m-johnson3@csu.edu Website...www.csu.edu/athletics

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Oct. 17 @ UNCG Location............Greensboro, NC Enrollment........................13,775 Nickname.............................Spartans Colors..................Navy and Gold Conference..........................Southern Head Coach......Stacy Meadows Alma Mater......UNC Greensboro 2002 Record................7-25/5-15 Players Returning/Lost..........8/4 SID..............................Jake Keys Phone..................(336)334-5615 Email..............jmkeys@uncg.edu Website.......www.uncgspartans.com

appalachian state mountaineers


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2002 In Review

Overall: 6-24 Conference: 0-20 Neutral: 0-1 Date

Opponent

8/31 8/31 9/3 9/7 9/7 9/13 9/14 9/17 9/20 9/21 9/27 9/28 10/1 10/5 10/6 10/8 10/12 10/13 10/15 10/22 10/25 10/26 10/29 11/1 11/2 11/5 11/9 11/10 11/16 11/17

vs Long Island at UM-Eastern Shore *GEORGIA SOUTHERN LIPSCOMB CHARLESTON SOUTHERN at California Baptist at Hope International SAVANNAH STATE *at Wofford *at Furman *EAST TENNESSEE STATE *APPALACHIAN STATE at Limestone *DAVIDSON *UNC GREENSBORO at Savannah State *at Chattanooga *at Western Carolina *COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON *at Georgia Southern *WOFFORD *FURMAN at South Carolina State *at UNC Greensboro *at Davidson *at College of Charleston *at Appalachian State *at East Tennessee State *WESTERN CAROLINA *CHATTANOOGA

W/L

Score

L W L L W L L W L L L L W L L W L L L L L L W L L L L L L L

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

(*) Indicates Southern Conference Matches (CAPS) Indicates Home Matches

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2002 Individual Statistics Name Desiree Browning Samantha Parisi Lindsey Hodge Stefanie Farris Nicole Mantu Amber Davis Audra Ritchie Marina Daniel Katie Livingston Melissa Fridinger TEAM Totals Opponent

GP 79 99 98 93 94 102 99 27 102 33 102 102

K 35 193 212 117 311 86 148 19 5 0

E 11 82 105 61 185 53 103 15 13 2

TA 93 569 588 338 974 283 468 71 52 8

Pct. A .258 671 .195 25 .182 16 .166 14 .129 10 .117 9 .096 5 .056 0 -.154 220 -.250 1

SA 18 23 42 12 39 40 18 0 2 3

SE 18 31 57 15 53 24 32 1 4 2

RE 2 40 5 24 45 6 7 0 60 13 17 1126 630 3444 .144 971 197 237 219 1353 452 3250 .277 1129 216 240 182

DIG 148 251 87 163 348 77 115 8 238 44

BS 1 3 15 3 5 21 18 2 0 0

BA 8 33 58 9 25 77 50 3 1 0

TOT 9 36 73 12 30 98 68 5 1 0

BE 14 13 10 3 12 20 25 1 1 0

1479 1557

68 92

264 200 99 455 319.5 109

2002 Overall Statistics Citadel

Opponent

1126 630 3444 .144 11.0

1353 452 3250 .277 13.3

971 9.5

1129 11.1

197 237 9.5

216 240 11.1

219 2.1

182 1.8

1479 14.5

1557 15.3

68 264 200 2.0 99 77

92 455 319.5 3.1 109 78

2002 In Review

Team Statistics Attack Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Game Set Assists Assists/Game Serve Aces Errors Aces/Game Serve Receptions Errors Errors/Game Defense Digs Digs/Game Blocking Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Game Block Errors Ball Handling Errors

Nicole Mantu

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The Record Book

Individual Records Attack Percentage Match: .632 (12-0-19), Nicole Mantu vs ETSU 2001 Season: .200 (344-173-853), Nicole Mantu, 2000 Career: .198 (201-95-536), Tara Stephenson, 2001

Digs Match: 27, Nicole Mantu vs Wofford, 2002 Season: 348, Nicole Mantu, 2002 Career: 1035, Nicole Mantu, 1999-2002

Kills Match: 22, Nicole Mantu vs Bethune Cookman 2001 Season: 344, Nicole Mantu, 2000 Career: 1282, Nicole Mantu, 1999-2002

Service Aces Match: 20, Maggie Maisonet vs Coppin St., 2001 Season: 81, Nicole Mantu, 2001 Career: 176, Nicole Mantu, 1999-2002

Total Attempts Match: 55, Nicole Mantu vs Wofford, 2002 Season: 974, Nicole Mantu, 2002 Career: 3521, Nicole Mantu, 1999-2002

Total Blocks Match: 9, Audra Ritchie vs Limestone, 2001 Season: 98, Amber Davis, 2001 Career: 166, Maggie Maisonet, 1999-2001

Assists Match: 60, Desiree Browning vs UNCG, 2001 Season: 827, Desiree Browning, 2001 Career: 2220, Desiree Browning, 2000-present

Games Played Season: 102 (two in 2002) Career: 372, Nicole Mantu, 1999-2002

Team Records Attack Percentage Match: .463 (44-7-80) vs Svannah State, 2002 Season: .148 (1008-627-3115), 2001

Service Aces Match: 88 vs Coppin State, 2001 Season: 398, 2001

Kills Match: 76 vs UNCG, 2001 Season: 1126, 2002

Total Blocks Match: 17 vs South Carolina State, 2000 Season: 342, 2001

Total Attempts Match: 184 (58-32-184) vs Wofford, 2002 Season: 3444, 2002

Matches Played Season: 30, twice (2000 and 2002)

Assists Match: 63 vs UNCG, 2001 Season: 971, 2002 Digs Match: 100 vs Charleston Southern, 2002 Season: 1479, 2002

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Academic Honors The requirements for the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll is a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the term and an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher. Gold Stars are awarded to those cadetstudent-athletes who receive a GPA of 3.7 or higher for the semester. In Spring 2003, The Citadel volleyball team accumulated a team GPA of 3.12 with seven of its ten team members earning a 3.0 GPA or higher. This accomplishment placed all seven members on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Cadet-Student-Athlete Spring 2003 Desiree Browning 3.250 Marina Daniel 3.333 Melissa Farris 3.000 Katie Livingston 3.588 Nicole Mantu 3.789 Samantha Parisi 3.105 Audra Ritchie 3.833

Cumulative Honor 3.288 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 3.500 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 3.061 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 3.333 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 3.132 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll/Gold Stars 3.219 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 3.485 Athletic Director’s Honor Roll/Gold Stars

Cadet-Student-Athlete Desiree Browning Marina Daniel Melissa Farris Katie Livingston Nicole Mantu Samantha Parisi Audra Ritchie

2002-2003 3.14 3.42 3.06 3.46 3.62 3.22 3.77

Southern Southern Southern Southern Southern Southern Southern

Honor Conference Conference Conference Conference Conference Conference Conference

Honor Honor Honor Honor Honor Honor Honor

Roll Roll Roll Roll Roll Roll Roll

The Southern Conference SoCon Quick Facts Founded ..................................................... February 26, 1921 Commissioner .............................................. Danny Morrison Assoc. Commissioner/External Affairs ................... Geoff Cabe Assoc. Commissioner/Compliance ......................... Gil Grimes Assoc. Commissioner/Internal Affairs..................... Sue Arakas Assoc. Commissioner/Public Affairs .......................Steve Shutt Director of Integrated Marketing ........................ Pete Moore The Citadel Volleyball 2003 ™™™™ 17

Honors and Awards

The requirement for the Southern Conference Honor Roll is a GPA of 3.0 or higher for the entire school year. Over the course of this past school year, 2002-03, The Citadel volleyball team had seven of its ten team members earn a 3.0 GPA or higher for the 2002-03 school year. This accomplishment placed all seven members on the Southern Conference Honor Roll.


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Year-By-Year Results 1998

Year-by-Year Results

Record: 0-24 Head Coach: Bonnie Houchens

L at Converse 0-3 L at USC-Spartanburg 0-3 L Charleston Southern 0-3 L at Coastal Carolina 0-3 L vs UNC Asheville 0-3 L at CofC 0-3 L vs Stetson 0-3 L vs NC A&T 0-3 L Columbia College 1-3 L vs Jacksonville State 0-3 L at Western Carolina 0-3 L at Columbia College 0-3 L at East Tennessee State 0-3 L vs Davidson 0-3 L at Charleston Southern 0-3 L Savannah College 0-3 L vs Maryville 0-3 L vs Guilford 1-3 L Converse 0-3 L Coastal Carolina 0-3 L at Wingate 0-3 L at Gardner-Webb 0-3 L at UNC Greensboro 0-3 Bold indicates first game victory

1999

Record: 1-29 Head Coach: Wendy Anderson

L East Tennessee State 1-3 L Appalachian State 0-3 L at CofC 0-3 L at Western Carolina 0-3 L at Chattanooga 0-3 L Wofford 0-3 *Winthrop/Microtel Invitational Bold indicates first match victory

2000

Record: 3-27 Head Coach: Wendy Anderson

W L W L L L L L L L L L L L L L L L W L L L L L L L L L L L

vs Coppin State vs Elon vs Norfolk South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman Georgia Southern at Wofford at Georgia State vs Hampton UNCG Davidson at Furman East Tennessee State Appalachian State at Chattanooga at South Carolina State at CofC at Georgia Southern Columbia at Charleston Southern Furman Wofford at UNC Greensboro at Davidson Lander at East Tennessee State at Appalachian State CofC Western Carolina Chattanooga

L vs Stetson * 0-3 L vs East Carolina * 0-3 L vs Hampton * 0-3 W Columbia 3-0 L at Lander 1-3 L Charleston Southern 1-3 L at UNC Greensboro 0-3 L at Davidson 0-3 L at Columbia 0-3 L at East Tennessee State 0-3 L at Appalachian State 0-3 L CofC 0-3 2001 L at Georgia Southern 0-3 Record: 7-24 L Western Carolina 0-3 Head Coach: Wendy Anderson L Chattanooga 0-3 L at Hampton L Georgia Southern 0-3 W vs Coppin State L Lander 0-3 W vs Coppin State L Furman 0-3 L at Hampton L at Wofford 0-3 W Limestone L at Furman 0-3 L at Georgia Southern L at Charleston Southern 0-3 L Bethune-Cookman L UNC Greensboro 0-3 W Clark Atlanta L Davidson 0-3 L at Davidson L Newberry 1-3 18 ™™™™ The Citadel Volleyball 2003

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

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

L L L W L L L W L W L L L L L L L L L L L L

at UNC Greensboro at Appalachian State at East Tennessee State South Carolina State Chattanooga Western Carolina CofC Columbia College Furman at Columbia College at Furman at Wofford Georgia Southern Davidson UNC Greensboro Wofford Appalachian State East Tennessee State CofC at Chattanooga at Western Carolina Charleston Southern

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

2002

Record: 6-24 Head Coach: Wendy Anderson

L W L L W L L W L L L L W L L W L L L L L L W L L L L L L L

vs Long Island at UM-Eastern Shore Georgia Southern Lipscomb Charleston Southern at California Baptist at Hope International Savannah State at Wofford at Furman East Tennessee State Appalachian State at Limestone Davidson UNC Greensboro at Savannah State at Chattanooga at Western Carolina CofC Wofford Furman at Georgia Southern at South Carolina State at UNC Greensboro at Davidson at CofC at Appalachian State at East Tennessee State Western Carolina Chattanooga

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


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Facilities

Originally constructed in 1939 and renovated in 1989, McAlister Field House serves as the home of The Citadel’s volleyball, basketball and wrestling programs. The facility, which also houses the athletic department’s administrative offices along with locker rooms for the basketball and baseball teams, has a seating capacity of 6,000. When built in 1939, the facility was referred to as “The Citadel Armory,” and seated 4,500 for basketball games. In 2001, The Citadel annexed a women’s facility onto McAlister Field House. The women’s wing is home to offices and locker rooms for the women’s volleyball and soccer teams. Top to bottom, McAlister Field House is one of the top volleyball, basketball and wrestling arenas in the region for both participants and fans. Even though 6,000 fans can pack into McAlister Field House for a basketball game, no fan is further than 24 rows away from the court. In addition, consession stands and restroom facilities are located on both the first and second floors. With the seats pulled back, there are three full-size basketball and volleyball courts for practice. During inclement weather, The Citadel’s baseball, football, tennis and track teams use the facility. The Citadel has hosted three 6,000-fan “sellout” crowds in basketball since the building’s renovation in 1989, including games with Duke (1989), South Carolina (1997) and College of Charleston (1999). In January of 1998 and 2002, The Citadel and McAlister Field House hosted the annual AllAcademy Wrestling Championships. McAlister Field House served as the host arena of the 2002 and 2003 Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championships and is scheduled for the 2004 tournament. McAlister Field House has also hosted such entertainment acts as Dave Matthews, Widespread Panic, Bob Hope, Kenny Rogers and Patti LaBelle. Events that have utilized the multipurpose building include WCW Wrestling, Charleston Cup Gymnastics Championships, Special Olympics, Moja Arts Festival Activities, Rotary/Red Cross Roundball High School Basketball Classic and assorted high school and college graduation ceremonies. A brand new floor was put in during the spring of 2001 and exhibits the new southern Conference Logo and “Spike,” the logo of Citadel athletics.


2003 Administration

™™™™ The Citadel Volleyball 2003 ™™™™ Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds, USMC Ret. West Point 1959

Les Robinson North Carolina State 1965

Major General John Southy Grinalds, United States Marine Corps (Retired), was named eighteenth President of The Citadel on his 59th birthday, January 5, 1997. General Grinalds was graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy in 1959, earning a B.S. degree. He continued his education at Brasenose College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in geography and, once again, graduating with honors. General Grinalds served as a White House Fellow in 1971 and completed his MBA at Harvard Business School with distinction in 1974. General Grinalds has served abroad in the Mediterranean region, the Panama Canal Zone, Japan, Belgium, and for two tours of duty in Vietnam. During one of those tours, he was awarded a Silver Star for heroism in combat. From 1982 to 1985, General Grinalds served as special assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, working in delicate negotiations between NATO and the French military. Because of his outstanding service there, French President François Mtterand inducted him into the Legion d’Honneur, a rare honor for an American colonel. In 1986, General Grinalds received the rank of brigadier general before beginning an assignment serving the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He was later promoted to major general and, in 1989, became the commanding general of the Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California, a position he held until his retirement in 1991. General Grinalds then became the seventh headmaster of one of the South’s most prestigious boys’ preparatory schools, Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, where he served until coming to The Citadel. General Grinalds married Norwood Dennis, his childhood sweetheart from Macon, GA, in 1962. They have four children. General Grinalds is a member of the Rotary Club of Charleston, the Senior Board of Directors of the Brasenose College Charitable Foundation, a trustee of Porter-Gaud School, and a member of the Executive Board of the Coastal Carolina Council, Boy Scouts of America. General Grinalds also has membership in the Officers’ Christian Fellowship, the White House Fellows Association, the Association of American Rhodes Scholars, and the Sons of the American Revolution. He is a former trustee of HampdenSydney College and the Madeira School and has served as a member of the Virginia and South Carolina state selection committees for the Rhodes Scholarship Trust.

At a school where leadership is taught and duty is part of the curriculum, The Citadel has the right person to lead its Department of Athletics in Les Robinson. A virtual Who’s Who in intercollegiate athletics and one of the region’s most sought-after speakers, Robinson begins his fourth year as the Bulldogs’ Director of Athletics. Possessing more than four decades of college athletic experience to his credit, Robinson, who also served as athletics director and basketball coach at North Carolina State and East Tennessee State, is only the fifth athletics director in Citadel history. He served as the Bulldogs’ basketball coach from 197485, having spent the five previous seasons as an assistant coach. In his first three years leading The Citadel’s athletics program, Robinson’s skills as a proven fund-raiser have already benefited The Citadel Brigadier Foundation. During the past three years, the school witnessed the opening of the Altman Athletic Center at Johnson Hagood Stadium and the addition to McAlister Field House for women’s athletics. He hired the school’s first senior woman administrator, taken measures to revamp totally the department’s weight room, and is personally spearheading the revitalization of Johnson Hagood Stadium. The Citadel, under Robinson’s guidance, has hosted the Southern Conference cross-country championships, the first two rounds of the women’s basketball championships, the men and women’s tennis championships and the baseball tournament. A 1965 graduate of N.C. State, Robinson served five years as a Bulldog assistant coach under Dick Campbell and George Hill, and eventually spent 11 seasons as The Citadel’s head basketball coach from 1974-85. He directed the 1978-79 and 1984-85 teams to 20 and 18 victories, respectively. Robinson was named the Southern Conference Coach-of-the-Year in 1979 and was tabbed South Carolina’s Coach-of-the-Year in 1979 and 1985. Following his tenure at The Citadel, Robinson became the head basketball coach at East Tennessee State, where he coached the Buccaneers for five years increasing their win total (7-14-2027) each year. The West Virginia native remains the only coach in Southern Conference men’s basketball history to earn league coach-ofthe-year honors at two different schools, and he ranks fifth on the conference’s list of basketball wins. Robinson is in his fourth year serving on the prestigious NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, one of the NCAA’s most influential committees. The Committee is responsible for site selection for each round of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball championships. Additionally, it chooses the at-large teams that competes in the field of 65, and makes many important decisions regarding the NCAA Basketball Tournament. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education and recreation from N.C. State in 1965 and added a master’s degree in education and guidance from Western Carolina in 1969. He also served a pair of stints with USA Basketball as head coach of the South squad in the 1993 Olympic Festival in San Antonio, TX and as an assistant coach to Bobby Cremins at the 1988 World Qualifying Games in Mexico City. Robinson is married to the former Barbara Simon of St. Albans, WV. The Robinsons, who have maintained a home on Sullivan’s Island since coaching at The Citadel, have four children and seven grandchildren.

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2003 Volleyball Media Guide  

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