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QUICK FACTS

MEN’S GOLF 2011-2012

Table of Contents

2012 Home Schedule ....................... Inside Front Cover

Letter From the President ............................................. 2

This is Defiance College . .............................................. 2

Coaching Staff . .............................................................. 3

2012 Season Schedule .................................................. 5

2012 Roster . ................................................................... 5

Quick Facts . ................................................................... 1

2011 Season Statistics .................................................. 4

Meet the Jackets ........................................................ 6-9

Brian Jones, Matt Gehring.................................................. 6 Jared James, Mike Ross.................................................... 7 Josh Degroff, Scott Petricevich............................................. 8 Hurst Talbott...................................................................................................9

Defiance College Intercollegiate Athletic Philosophy

The Defiance College intercollegiate athletics program serves as a window of opportunity for all prospective student-athletes to experience an extra-curricular educational and physical activity that fits within the general mission of the college to develop the whole person. The student-athlete will be exposed to a variety of opportunities for personal growth in the areas of intellectual, emotional, spiritual, social and physical dimensions as it relates to each individual and their respective sport. The student-athlete, as a team member, will be involved in a learning community that will strive for excellence both on the field and in the classroom while maintaining a dignity of fair play and continued emphasis on positive sportsmanship. Jointly, the coaches and student-athletes will build an engaged environment that will accentuate the learning process not only within the competitive arena but also within the college campus and the community as a whole. An emphasis will be placed on the impact of participation and personal growth, rather than scoreboard success, in a balanced sports program where equitable sports opportunities will be available to both genders.

GENERAL INFORMATION

School: ........................................................................ Defiance College Address: ................................................................ 701 N. Clinton Street Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded: ......................................................................................... 1850 Enrollment: .................................................................................... 1,070 Nickname / Mascot: ........................................................ Yellow Jackets School Colors: .............................................................. Purple and Gold Course: ............................................................. Eagle Rock Golf Course Distance: .............................................................................. 6,130 Yards Affiliation: . .............................................................. NCAA Division III Conference: .......................... Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference President: ..................................................................... Mark C. Gordon Director of Athletics: ..................................................... Jenni Morrison Athletics Department Phone: ........................................... 419-783-2342 Athletics Department Fax: ............................................... 419-783-2369 Athletics Department Website: ..................www.DefianceAthletics.com

ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS

Director: ................................................................................ Seth Mikel Office Phone: ................................................................... 419-783-2566 Office Fax: ....................................................................... 419-783-2369 Email: . ................................................................. smikel@defiance.edu Assistant Director / Golf Contact: ..................................... David Snider Office Phone: ................................................................... 419-783-2381 Email: . ................................................................ dsnider@defiance.edu Assistant Director:......................................................... Robby Hamman Office Phone:.................................................................... 419-783-2381 Email: . ............................................................. rhamman@defiance.edu

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: . ....................................................................... Fred Moore Fax: ................................................................................ (419) 783-2369 Email: . ................................................................ fmoore@defiance.edu Assistant Coach: ................................................................. Pat Sullivan Office Phone: ..................................................................(419) 783-2554 Email: . ............................................................. psullivan@defiance.edu

The student-athletes of Defiance College choose to participate in the The 2012 Defiance College men’s golf media guide was written intercollegiate athletics program for a variety of reasons but none of and produced by DC Assistant Sports Information Director David which includes athletic related financial aid or the promise of financial Snider, using Adobe InDesign CS3 and Photoshop CS3 software. security through professional athletic stardom. Through participation The media guide was edited by David Snider and Seth Mikel, in the intercollegiate athletics program, a student-athlete continues to Photos were provided by the DC Photo Team. compete for the love of sport, the thrill of competition and the fulfillment of countless intrinsic values. A very special thank you to Seth Mikel, Robby Hamman, the entire DC golf coaching staff and all former members of the DC sports The Defiance College intercollegiate athletics program strives to be information staff for their assistance with this publication. an integral and cohesive part of the collegiate learning and living process, appropriately well suited to co-exist with the Defiance College mission statement…to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

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Letter From the President Dear Fellow Defiance College Fan, The entire Defiance College family joins me in welcoming you to our campus and to today’s game. We hope that while you are with us today, you will have the opportunity to explore as many parts of Defiance College as possible and that you will share in the excitement about DC continuing to grow around the nation. This year’s entering freshman class is the largest in recent memory. During the past year, we have seen significant increases in applications, with particular increases in applications from outside Ohio, as we become more and more a college with national reach and scope. In fact, this past year, more than half of the students applying to DC came from outside Ohio, representing 48 states and territories. Why are students traveling from all around the United States (and other countries as well) to attend DC? I think it is because Defiance College offers students the best of all worlds. At DC, students get the individualized benefits of a student-centered, small college, but they also get a world of opportunities beyond. Let me explain. As a small college, DC works to help students grow as people, providing individualized attention in the classroom, the guidance of Personal Success Plans, mentoring, and assistance geared to the challenges and potential of each student. DC provides this in a rural, caring, and supportive setting, thereby enabling students to challenge themselves in new ways and grow as individuals, leaders, and citizens committed to service. At the same time, however, through a broad array of curricular and extracurricular activities, DC opens to students an entire world of opportunities, helping students to develop a distinctive Defiance College Resume that will enable them to stand out in the job market and when applying to graduate schools. From a broad-based liberal arts education; innovative programs that link what goes on in the classroom with the realities of the outside world and give students distinctive hands-on experience in their relevant fields; international and domestic travel opportunities; exposure to diverse cultural experiences; the use of technologies to bring the world into the classroom in Defiance; and unique service and research opportunities, DC aims to give students the tools they need to become life-long learners and to make distinctive contributions to a changing world. While you are enjoying today’s events on campus, I hope you will have an opportunity to get to know some of our students individually. They are a wonderful group, with incredible potential. I very much enjoy being part of the Defiance College family with them, as they bring excitement, energy, fresh perspectives, and commitment to service – to name just a few of their many attributes. I want to thank our entire team, including players, coaches, trainers and staff, for the great work they do every day and the numerous ways in which they go “above and beyond” on a regular basis. I also want to thank our alumni, the parents of our athletes, and the various organizations, all of whom donate generously to our athletic programs. Members of the Defiance College Board of Trustees, the Purple and Gold Club, and the Alumni Varsity ‘D” all contribute immeasurably as well, both as individuals and through their organizations. And the incomparable faculty at DC, together with extremely dedicated administrators and staff, all combine to make DC the special place that it is.

Building on a strong foundation of more than a century of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College provides opportunities for its students to make a meaningful impact on society in the twenty-first century with an educational experience of engagement. The Princeton Review features Defiance College in Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. Defiance College has been named for five-consecutive years to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service, and for the past two years DC has been named a Military Friendly School for providing significant benefits and services to veterans. Defiance College is also one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification. The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity was created to provide opportunities for DC undergraduate students and faculty to more closely examine global issues and how they affect the human condition. Faculty and students conducted projects during the 2010-2011 year in Belize, Cambodia and New Orleans. The School serves as the umbrella for the Service Leadership Program developing leadership communication, conflict resolution and cultural awareness; the Carolyn M. Small Honors Program providing opportunities for students to participate in an honors curriculum; and Project 701, a student-run nonprofit organization. Defiance College offers students a world of opportunities to enhance their academic experience, from cultural visits in world-class cities across the continent, to international trips through the DC Global program, all of which open minds to new ideas and cultures and provide insights to help in competition for jobs and graduate school placement. Defiance College is also home of the Hench Autism Studies Program, an innovative, multi-faceted program designed to specifically address the late adolescent years and the transition of individuals with autism to adulthood. Student life is an important part of a Defiance College education. Activities include student government, musical and theater groups, religious organizations, intercultural organizations, honor societies, special interest groups, intramural athletics, and four Greek chapters including a service fraternity. As a national leader in the field of service learning and engagement, DC teaches students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better – in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. Approximately 10,000 men and women across the globe claim Defiance College as their alma mater, and they excel in all walks of life.

Go Jackets! Sincerely, Mark C. Gordon, President

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This is Defiance College

Defiance College, founded in 1850, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ, providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of nearly 1,100 students.

We are pleased to have you as our guest at DC today, and I hope that you will return to campus frequently for both sporting events and the numerous cultural and academic events we are so proud to host.

Mark C. Gordon, President

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COACHING STAFF

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FRED MOORE PAT SULLIVAN Head Coach Assistant Coach The 2011-2012 season will be the sixth for Fred Moore as the head coach of the Defiance College men’s golf program.

Moore resigned from his post as head golf coach at Tinora High School in 2010, after coaching for 18 seasons and guiding the Rams to seven Green Meadows Conference Championships and over 200 victories. Under Moore’s watchful eye, Tinora posted an undefeated season in 2004. Along with his experiences with Defiance College and Tinora High, Moore also coached at Edon-Northwest High prior to spending 17 years as a PGA member. Moore gained instructional experience while working four years as an assistant golf professional at Shelby Country Club and spending 13 years as the head golf pro of the Auglaize Country Club. Fred and his wife Carol have three grown children and are the proud grandparents of eight.

The 2011-2012 season will be the first for Pat Sullivan as a member of the DC men’s golf coaching staff. Sullivan will also begin his tenure as an academic support coordinator for Defiance College, while entering his third season as an assistant coach for the DC men’s basketball program. Sullivan came to DC after graduating from Denison in the spring of 2009 with a degree in economics and communication. During his time with the Big Red, Sullivan spent four years as a member of the men’s basketball team and played two seasons on the men’s soccer squad. The Loveland, Ohio, native excelled on the planks for Denison as a three-year starter at the point guard position. Sullivan led Denison in points and assists en route to being named Honorable Mention All-North Coast Athletic Conference as a junior, before starting all 26 games as a team captain during his senior campaign. Along with his time on the basketball court, Sullivan spent three years on the Denison Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was a member of the academic Dean’s List. Sullivan earned his master’s degree in education from Defiance College in May of 2011.

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QUICK FACTS

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Defiance College men’s Golf 2011 Spring Season Statistics

Event Date

at Mt. St. Joseph March 20

Name DeGroff Gehring Goecke James Jones Neal Petricevich Ross Team

1st 97 94 83 93 88 79 - 83 343

Event Date

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2nd 100 102 83 89 86 86 - 88 349

Total Finish 197 56 196 53 166 14 182 38 174 27 165 12 - - 171 22 692 6 of 11

at HCAC Championships April 16-17

DeGroff Gehring Goecke James Jones Neal Petricevich Ross

1st - 92 - 94 96 82 - 90 325

2nd - 89 - 94 89 83 - 82 321

Name DeGroff Gerhing Goecke James Jones Neal Petricevich Ross Team

Events 5 6 3 4 5 6 1 6 6

Total Finish - - 181 28 - - 188 37 185 35 165 9 - - 172 18 646 5 of 8 Rounds 9 11 6 8 10 11 2 11 6

Best Round 79 78 82 81 73 77 92 76 315

at Hanover Invitational March 27 1st 92 85 85 82 73 77 - 83 315

2nd 82 80 86 81 78 82 - 78 319

Total 174 165 171 163 151 159 - 161 634

Finish 54 39 50 35 4 24 - 29 4 of 9

at Trine April 23 1st 2nd Total 79 - 79 83 - 83 - - - - - - - - - 87 - 87 - - - 80 80 No Team Score Avg. Round 87.1 87.3 83.5 87.7 84.3 82 102 82.1 329

Defiance Inivtational April 10 1st 84 78 82 85 89 87 92 81 335

2nd 86 79 82 84 84 80 112 76 322

Total 170 157 164 169 173 167 204 157 657

Finish 37 16 28 35 38 33 40 16 7 of 7

at HCAC Championships April 30 - May 1 Finish 44 62 - - - 77 - 46

Best Two-Rd. Total 166 157 164 163 151 159 204 157 735

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1st 82 86 - - 83 80 - 87 343

2nd 82 93 - - 77 79 - 76 318

Total Finish 166 179 32 - - 160 24 159 11 - 163 17 692 6 of 8

Avg. Two-Rd. Total 176.7 175.6 167 175.5 168.6 163 204 164.8 759.0

Best Finish 37th 16th 14th 35th 4th 9th 40th 16th 4th

Avg. Finish 47.75 38.3 30.6 36.25 25.6 27.6 40 24.6 5.6


Schedule / Roster

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2012 Schedule Location

Date Sun, Apr 1

Event at Hanover Invitational

Hanover, Ind.

Time 10:00 a.m.

Sat, Apr 7

Defiance Invitational

Defiance, Ohio

9:00 a.m.

at Rose-Hulman Invitational

Terre Haute, Ind.

8:00 a.m.

at Rose-Hulman Invitational

Terre Haute, Ind.

8:00 a.m.

Sat, Apr 28

at HCAC Tournament Round One

Hanover, Ind.

11:00 a.m.

Sun, Apr 29

at HCAC Tournament Round Two

Hanover, Ind.

9:30 a.m.

Sat, May 5

at HCAC Tournament Round Three N. Manchester, Ind.

8:30 a.m.

Sun, May 6

at HCAC Tournament Round Four

8:30 a.m.

Sat, Apr 14 Sun, Apr 15

N. Manchester, Ind.

All Times Eastern and Subject to Change Bold Denotes Home Events

Name Josh DeGroff Matt Gehring Jared James Brian Jones Scott Petricevich Mike Ross Hurst Talbott

Roster

Yr. Hometown/High School So. Stryker, Ohio / Stryker Sr. Fostoria, Ohio / St. Wendelin Sr. North Baltimore, Ohio / North Baltimore Sr. Elk Grove Village, Ill. / Elk Grove So. Eastpointe, Mich. / Lake Shore So. Bryan, Ohio / Bryan Fr. Columbus, Ohio / St. Charles Prep

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Bios

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Brian Jones

Matt Gehring

Senior Elk Grove, Illinois Elk Grove HS

Senior Fostoria, Ohio St. Wendelin HS

2011 at Defiance: Played in ten rounds and five events … Third on the team with a 84.3 scoring average … Led Defiance with a fourth place finish at the Hanover Invitational after posting a score of 151 (73-78) … Finished 24th at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. 2010 at Defiance: Played in all 13 rounds over six tournaments … Led Jackets at season-opening Mount St. Joseph Invitational with a 33rd-place finish … Shot four sub-80 rounds … Ended year with three-straight top-25 performances … Posted a scoring average of 83.0 … Finished 22nd at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship for team’s second-best showing ... Named to HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team. 2009 at Defiance: Cracked DC lineup for 13-of-14 rounds over seven tournaments as a freshman … Opened collegiate career by posting Jackets’ best score in a match win over Miami-Middletown … Averaged a score of 85.5 per 18 holes of play … Shot a 79 in final round of HCAC Championships to end in 32nd position. High School: Lettered twice at Elk Grove High … Played under watchful eye of head coach Mike Meyer … Winner of Mid-Suburban League All-Academic Senior Athletic Award … Eight-time member of Academic Honor Roll … Recipient of Illinois High School Association Scholastic Achievement Award. Personal: Son of Scott and Jamie Jones … Majoring in forensic science.

Year 2009 2010 2011

Events Played 7 6 5

Rounds 13 13 10

2011 at Defiance: Player in all six spring events for Defiance … Finished the season with an 87.3 scoring average … Shot 157 (78-79) to finish tied for 16th at the Defiance Invitational … Tied for DC’s top finisher at the Defiance Invitational on April 10. 2010 at Defiance: Saw time in 10 rounds over six competitions … Lowered scoring average to 90.1 per 18 holes played as a sophomore. 2009 at Defiance: Played in 14 rounds over seven tournaments for the Jackets … Posted a round average of 90.6 … Took 35th at the HCAC Championships. High School: Earned trio of varsity letters at St. Wendelin High for head coach Dan Ritzler … Selected as an all-district performer … Winner of Fostoria Booster Award. Personal: Son of Jeff Gehring and Kim Myers … Father played baseball and football at Defiance College … Majoring in sport management.

Year 2009 2010 2011

Rounds 14 10 10

Avg 85.5 83.0 84.3

Jones 6

Events Played 7 6 6

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Gehring

Avg 90.6 90.1 87.3


Bios

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Jared James

Mike Ross

Senior North Baltimore, Ohio North Baltimore HS

Sophomore Bryan, Ohio Bryan HS

2011 at Defiance: Played in eight rounds over four events for the Yellow Jackets … Season best round of 81 at Hanover Invitational on March 27 … Posted a scoring average of 87.7. 2010 at Defiance: Cracked the lineup for 11 rounds over five tournaments as a sophomore … Finished with a scoring average of 88.4 during those events … Best finish of the year came with a 33rd-place outing at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. 2009 at Defiance: Saw time in all but one of 14 rounds played by DC over seven events … Finished with a pair of top-30 efforts in rookie year … Shot three sub-80 rounds … Posted an average round of 86.3 … Dropped that mark to 81.8 over final six rounds … Fired a 77 in the final round of the HCAC Championships to lead Defiance with an 18th-place finish. High School: Attended North Baltimore High. Personal: Majoring in molecular biology.

Year 2009 2010 2011

Events Played 7 5 4

James

Rounds 13 11 8

2011 at Defiance: Started in all six events and played 11 rounds for Defiance during freshman season … Second on the team in scoring average at 82.1 … Led the Yellow Jackets with a 157 (81-76) and 16th-place finish at the Defiance Invitational on April 10 … Team-best three top-20 finishes. High School: Competed in varsity tennis and golf at Bryan High. Personal: Son of Keith and Dana Ross … Also a member of the DC men’s tennis team … Majoring in sport management. Year 2011

Events Played 6

Rounds 11

Avg 82.1

Avg 86.3 88.4 87.7

Ross

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Bios

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Josh DeGroff

Scott Petricevich

Sophomore Stryker, Ohio Stryker HS

Sophomore Eastpointe, Michigan Lake Shore HS

2011 at Defiance: Played in nine rounds and five events … Posted a scoring average of 87.1 … Season-best round of 79 at the Trine Invitational … DC’s top finisher at Trine. High School: Four-time letterman at Stryker High … Played for head coach John Ruffer … Three-time all-league and all-district performer … Twice named team captain … Selected as team’s Most Valuable Player … Member of National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Chris and Nikki DeGroff … Majoring in sport management. Year Events Played Rounds Avg 2011 5 9 87.1

2011 at Defiance: Played in one event for the Yellow Jackets … Season best round of 92 during the opening round of the Defiance Invitational on April 10. High School: Earned three varsity letters for head coach Gary Johns at Lake Shore High … Named team’s Most Improved Player … Winner of Sportsmanship Award … Three-time all-academic performer. Personal: Son of Frank and Mary Petricevich … Majoring in sport management with a minor in business. Year 2011

Rounds 2

Avg 102

Petricevich

DeGroff 8

Events Played 1

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Bios

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Hurst Talbott

Freshman Columbus, Ohio St. Charles Prep HS High School: Attended Saint Charles Prep High ... TwoYear letterwinner ... Named to the President’s Achievement Society and Merit Roll. Personal: Son of Doug and Susy Talbott ... Majoring in business administration and marketing.

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