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Section 2 • SEASON OUTLOOK Season Schedule......................................................................................... 17 2016 Roster................................................................................................. 18

Director........................................................................................ Jeff Hoedt Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Office Fax..............................................................................(419) 783-2369 Email........................................................................... jhoedt@defiance.edu Assistant.................................................................................. Kaitlyn Lentz Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email............................................................................klentz@defiance.edu Assistant................................................................................Megan Higdon Office Phone.........................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email...................................................................... mhigdon@defiance.edu

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Section 1 • ATHLETICS INFORMATION Quick Facts...................................................................................................1 Letter from the President...........................................................................2 Athletic Administration...............................................................................3 Athletic Training...........................................................................................4 This Is Defiance College.............................................................................5 Student Life At Defiance............................................................................6 Justin F. Coressel Stadium...........................................................................7 Athletic Facilities..........................................................................................8 In the Community........................................................................................9 Defiance Marching Band..........................................................................10 Purple and Gold Club...............................................................................11 Alumni Varsity “D”...................................................................................12 Alumni Varsity “D” Hall of Fame..........................................................13 Head Coaches.............................................................................................14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.............................................15

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SPORTS INFORMATION

2016 MEN’S LACROSSE TEAM INFORMATION COACHING STAFF Head Coach............................................................................James Hanson Alma Mater (Year)..................................... Hendrix (Ark.) College (2012) Office Phone........................................................................ (419) 783-2381 Office Fax............................................................................. (419) 783-2369 Email........................................................................jhanson@defiance.edu

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Section 3 • MEET THE JACKETS Men’s Roster...........................................................................................20-22 Section 4 • COACHING STAFF James Hanson............................................................................................. 24 Section 5 • 2014-15 REVIEW 2015 Results................................................................................................ 26

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Section 6 • ALL-TIME HISTORY AND RECORDS Individual Records.....................................................................................28 Team Records.............................................................................................28 Season Leaders...........................................................................................29 Yearly Results..............................................................................................30

ABOUT DEFIANCE COLLEGE

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Address...................................................................... 701 N. Clinton Street .................................................................................... Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded.................................................................................................. 1850 Enrollment............................................................................................ 1,100 Nickname / Mascot..............................................................Yellow Jackets School Colors................................................................... Purple and Gold Stadium.............................................................. Justin F. Coressel Stadium Affiliation..................................................................... NCAA Division III Conference.......................................Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference President....................................................................Dr. Richanne Mankey Director of Athletics.............................................................. Rudy Yovich Athletic Department Phone.................................................419-783-2342 Athletic Department Fax......................................................419-783-2369 Athletics Website....................................................DefianceAthletics.com Athletics Facebook Page.............................................. Defiance-Athletics Athletics Twitter Page............................................................DC_Athletics Athletics YouTube Page................................................ DefianceAthletics

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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT....... Dear Fellow DC Fan: We at Defiance College are extremely proud of our wonderful athletic program and of the many other activities taking place at DC. The students whom you are watching today are an important part of our larger DC family, and they are among the approximately 1000 DC students who benefit from the dedication and assistance provided by our wonderful faculty, alumni, staff, administrators, and friends.

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Students at DC receive a wide range of distinctive experiences as we strive to offer our 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. What does this mean? It means that our students start working with us before they even start their classes to put together distinctive Personal Success Plans, so that we can work with them to tailor their DC education and experiences to their own individual interests and goals. Throughout their four years at Defianc, our students benefit from a broad range of activities and experiences that are structured both to help them achieve their individual dreams and also to enable them to stand out in the job market and when applying to graduate schools. As part of that approach, we work with our students to help them develop their own Defiance College Resume.

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DC students also participate in a broad array of curricular and extra-curricular activities that give students distinctive hands-on experiences in their relevant fields. Just to name a few examples, we are proud of the work that our Criminal Justice students do in investigating cold cases for Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office in Detroit; our Education students get hands-on experience working in classrooms as early as their freshman year; Science students run and manage a 200+ acre wildlife preserve; through our Business Advantage Program, business, marketing, finance, sales, accounting and other students get hands-on experiences creating and running actual businesses. I could go on and on in terms of the different opportunities our Communications, Sport Management, Pre-Med, Social Work, Graphic Design, and students in many other areas.

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We are all partucularly proud of the great work that our students have done running Project 701, a unique student-run, separately-legally-incorporated non-profit, in which DC students create, develop, run and manage service projects. From working with the two hospitals in town to run a free primary-care clinic to micro-finance lending; from providing computer repair services to packing backpacks full of food for needy elementary school students to take home on weekends, our DC students are gaining the tools to become entrepreneurial life-long learners, while also helping to address important local, regional, national, and international issues. In fact, Defiance College was recently named one of the top 20 schools in the country in terms of community service and engagement. DC students also get unique opportunities to travel both domestically and internationally. Under our DC Global Program, we actually guarantee an international opportunity in the junior and senior year to students in good standing who successfully complete our full four-year program. Over the past two years, DC students have traveled to Cambodia, Belize, Tanzania, Ghana, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, London, Paris, Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Slovakia, and more. Similarly, on a domestic level, DC students have traveled to New York City, Washington, D.C., Portland (OR), Pittsburgh, Detroit, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Denver, Selma, Memphis, Chicago, Nashville, Florida, South Carolina, New Mexico and elsewhere. We are very proud of the opportunities we give our students to open their eyes, raise their sights, open their minds, and , in many cases, open thier hearts as well.

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I hope you notice some of the recent improvements to our athletic facilities. Our George M. Smart Athletic Center (“the George”) began operation in February 2012, and we are thrilled with the opportunities our students have to use this 84,000 square foot facility, with its 200-meter indoor track, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, batting cages, fitness center, weight room, and much more. The new turf on our football/lacrosse field was installed in December 2012, and we also recently renovated our outdoor E. Stevens Dix Tennis Courts. The new bleachers and improved flooring in our Weaner Center has also enhanced the experience for our fans, and more improvements are underway across campus this year as well.

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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 fculty at DC, together with extremely dedicated administrators and staff, all combine to make DC the special place that it is. 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 proud to host. Go Jackets! Sincerely, Dr. Richanne Mankey, President

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

Rudy Yovich - Director of Athletics ryovich@defiance.edu • (419) 783-2380

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Rudy Yovich was named director of athletics at Defiance College during the summer of 2014. Yovich comes to Defiance after serving as the director of athletics at Owens Community College in Toledo since 2011 and was assistant director of athletics at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne from 2003 to 2011. While at Owens, Yovich led an athletic department in which student-athletes improved both academically and athletically. During the 2012-13 season, student-athletes qualified for a record four national championships with every program qualifying for a regional tournament. The school had five All-Americans, nine Academic All-Americans, and two All-American Academic Teams, first-ever in school history. The school finished that academic year ranked 23rd nationally out of 401 schools in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Learfield Director’s Cup standings, the school’s highest finish ever. “In talking with the administration and athletic department staff at Defiance, I was impressed with their passion for student-athlete service. I look forward to building upon the amazing tradition of DC Athletics, while continuing to expand our involvement within the community.” Yovich’s experience clearly demonstrates his commitment to emphasizing the “student” portion of the term student-athlete. Upon his arrival at Owens, he implemented an action plan to increase departmental grade point average (GPA). This past academic year, more than 90 percent of second-year student-athletes graduated or transferred to four-year institutions. While serving at the NCAA Division I Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Yovich had direct administrative oversight of a portion of the department’s athletic programs as well as two student organizations. He previously held media relations and marketing positions with the United Soccer Conference, Fort Wayne; Christian Brothers University, Memphis; and Erie Otters Hockey Club in Erie, Pa. Yovich earned his bachelor’s degree at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in sports management from Columbia Southern University.

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Jodie Holava - Assistant Director of Athletics jholava@defiance.edu • (419) 783-2379

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Jodie Holava, head softball coach at Defiance College, became the assistant athletic director at Defiance during the summer of 2014. Holava, who will retain her coaching position, is the all-time wins leader in the history of the softball program. Holava arrived at DC in 2006. Under her mentorship, the softball program has won three conference championships and finished among the top three in final standings in NCAA regionals during four of her years as head coach. In addition, the softball team and individual student-athletes have earned dozens of All-Conference honors in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The program has also excelled academically, earning numerous scholastic honors. Holava is active across the Defiance campus. In addition to her coaching responsibilities, she is an instructor in the First Year Experience program and serves on numerous academic and student life committees. Holava earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Mount Union in athletic training with a minor in health and secondary education. She holds a master’s degree in education from Cleveland State University. Before coming to Defiance, she was assistant softball coach at Notre Dame College of Ohio. She also coached the Northcoast Spirit, a traveling softball team sanctioned by the National Softball Association. The Spirit went to the NSA World Series each year with Holava as their coach.

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT STAFF

Hannah Benzing Athletics Admin. Graduate Assistant hbenzing@defiance.edu (419) 785-2867

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Craig Rutter Coordinator of Engagement crutter@defiance.edu (419) 783-2374

Terry Ranes Facilities Director tranes@defiance.edu (419) 783-2492

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Defiance College Sports Medicine features some of the finest facilities in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III. After recent renovations were completed to the athletic facilities on the campus of Defiance College, Yellow Jacket student-athletes now have access to one of the most comprehensive departments in the region. Boasting three separate locations within the Defiance Athletics sports complex, the athletic training team makes sure the student-athletes here at Defiance College receive the best treatment possible. The DC Athletic Training main office is located on the south side of the Karl H. Weaner Community Center. The staff also works out of the athletic training rooms located within Justin F. Coressel Stadium, as well as the Duane C. Hocking Athletic Training room within the Kevin Tong new George M. Smart Athletic Center. Head Athletic Trainer Under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Tong, Associate Athletic Trainer ktong@defiance.edu Kathleen Westfall and Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrew Bacon, the Defiance Athletic Train(419) 783-2340 ing department works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes receive the highest level of care possible. Defiance College also features the Athletic Training undergraduate program that enhances the services provided to the athletic teams. The staff also features a comprehensive medical team that features four physicians in a variety of medical specialties.

Kathleen Westfall Associate Athletic Trainer kwestfall@defiance.edu (419) 783-2345

TEAM PHYSICIANS

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Andrew Bacon Assistant Athletic Trainer abacon@defiance.edu (419) 783-2433

Dr. William Finerty

Dr. Kelle Schweitzer

Samantha Grove Graduate Assistant sgrove@defiance.edu (419) 783-2829

Dr. J.D. Reeves

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Nick Albertson Graduate Assistant nalbertson@defiance.edu (419) 783-2829

Dr. Kirk Davis

Dr. Gary Okuley

2015-16 STUDENT ASSISTANT STAFF

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Sammie Basham • So. • Bellville, Ohio Jake Bickel • So. • Fort Wayne, Ind. Zach Bires • So. • Amherst, Ohio Andrew Delegrange • Sr. • Auburn, Ind. Jordan Drake • Sr. • Maumee, Ohio Adam Harner • So. • New London, Ohio Gabriel Marquez • So. • Porterville, Calif. Savannah Marquez • Sr. • Porterville, Calif. Makayla McAvoy • Sr. • Mt. Gilead, Ohio Kassie Memmer • So. • Bowling Green, Ohio Jordan Michel • Sr. • St. Mary’s, Ohio Hope Neargarder • Jr. • Union City, Ohio

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Michael Parker • So. • Indianapolis, Ind. Brittany Pease • Sr. • Marysville, Ohio Marcus Pompey • Jr. • Marcellus, Mich. Eryn Porter • So. • Defiance, Ohio Meredith Remy • So. • Mansfield, Ohio Allison Rowland • Sr. • Westerville, Ohio Diego Sanchez • So. • Kissimmee, Fla. Jillian Schneider • Jr. • Botkins, Ohio Alyson Seibert • So. • Toledo, Ohio Alexis Walker • Jr. • Fort Myers, Fla. Megan Warren • Jr. • Mason, Ohio

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THIS IS DEFIANCE COLLEGE

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Defiance College is a private, liberal arts-based college providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of nearly 1,000 students. Defiance College takes strong academic programs, adds bright minds, stirs things up a bit, and serves the world. We’re uncommonly good at it. Defiance gives students an experience that defies the ordinary where they can grow through outstanding academics in a liberal arts environment, top-notch faculty who care about their students, and remarkable learning experiences that connect the classroom to the real world. Students at Defiance have the opportunity to put an individual stamp on their education. They engage in relevant research programs that rarely happen before graduate school. They present at state and national conferences, campus symposia, and create capstone projects that represent a deeper understanding of their academic accomplishments. Our professors are known for the energy and individual attention they provide for their students. Our student/faculty ratio is a low 11/1, allowing professors to get to know their students personally in order to tailor the academic experience. They stretch thinking skills in ways that prepare students for success, often augmenting classroom theory with actual practice, bringing in valuable internships, job shadowing, learning trips, and cooperative education projects with outside experiences. An interdisciplinary focus and distinctive curriculum ensure that students develop their skills in critical thinking and problem-solving. - Students can enrich their education in any major with honors courses, participation in honors symposia, and international travel opportunities through DC’s popular Carolyn M. Small Honors Program. - Many of our programs of study give the opportunity for students to be immersed in research in their discipline. For example, Restoration Ecology majors conduct field research at the 200-acre Thoreau Wildlife Sanctuary just two miles from campus. - Internships and field experiences within each major will help develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to solidify career goals and strengthen one’s resume.

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We know there’s simply no better way to truly understand a subject than by taking what’s learned in the classroom and applying it out in the real world. Whatever the major, a student at Defiance can take their learning from the classroom into our community, across the United States or around the world. Defiance College is home to the nationally acclaimed McMaster School for Advancing Humanity, a program that is unique among colleges and universities across the country. McMaster gives students incredible opportunities to conduct research and service in specially-designed projects around the world. Any student can apply to participate, regardless of major. For example, in a third world village in Cambodia or Belize or Tanzania, a student majoring in molecular biology major can analyze water safety, a digital forensic science student can instruct children on internet safety, an education major can teach in classrooms, and a business administration student can help a women’s organization create a business plan to open a new restaurant. The Presidential Service Leader Program, part of the McMaster School, is designed for students who have served and led their community in some way, and who want to continue that commitment at Defiance. Students can apply your academic expertise, leadership skills and service in Project 701, a one-of-a-kind, student-run nonprofit organization in which students create, develop and run their own business or project. Defiance is consistently recognized by the prestigious President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. We are at the forefront of colleges across the country that embrace service and engagement, and we incorporate it into a DC education. 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. The newest addition is the ASD Affinity Program supporting college students with ASD in reaching their full potential. Varying levels of academic, social and residential support are designed to aid students in meeting their personal and professional goals. Student life is an important part of a Defiance College 3education. Activities include student government, musical and theater groups, religious organizations, intercultural organizations, honor societies, special interest groups, intramural athletics and 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.

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STUDENT LIFE AT DEFIANCE

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Defiance College provides students with rigorous academic programming and distinctive and dynamic service learning experiences. Moreover, Defiance is recognized as a leader in using ever-changing student-centered approaches to lifelong learning. As a United Church of Christ-related college, the Defiance College community of engaged learners is dedicated to developing the whole person through instilling within our students a search for truth, sensitivity to our world and diverse cultures within it; and an ability to lead in their chosen professions in a spirit of global service. Defiance College emphasizes learning based on the four pillars of our educational philosophy: to know, to understand, to lead, and to serve. As a small college, DC works to help students grow, providing individualized attention in the classroom, 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 to grow as individuals, leaders, and citizens committed to service. 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; travel opportunities; exposure to diverse cultural experiences; the use of technologies to bring the world into the classroom; and unique service and research opportunities, DC aims to give students the tools they need to become lifelong learners and to make distinctive contributions to a changing world.

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- Alpha Phi Omega - Alpha Xi Delta - Ambassadors - Anime-Manga Club - Black Action Student Association - Carolyn M. Small Honors Program - Campus Activies Board - Catholics on Campus - Chamber Singers - Cheer Squad - Criminal Justice Society - DC Charter of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association - DC Choral Union - DC Pride - The Defender - Defiance College

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Community Band - DC Players - Ecology Club - Habitat for Humanity - Inter-Greek Council - Intramurals - Latinos Unidos - Pep Band - Phi Alpha Theta - Phi Sigma Chi - Physical Education Club - Progeny Literary Magazine - Project 701 - Student in Free Enterprise - Social Work Organization - Student Athlete Advisory Council - Student Senate - Tau Mu


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JUSTIN F. CORESSEL STADIUM

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The Justin F. Coressel Stadium is field turf, 4,000-seat facility that’s home to the Yellow Jacket football, men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs. The facility contains locker rooms, concession stand, training room, team meeting room and a full-working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

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The Defiance College Athletic Department is housed in the McMaster Center. The McMaster Center is named in honor of Drs. Harold and Helen McMaster and has played an intricate part in the growth and development of Yellow Jacket athletics. The McMaster Center houses administration and coach’s offices, but is also where the Karl H. Weaner Center, McMaster Gymnasium and one of three athletic training facilities are housed. The Karl H. Weaner Center is the new home of the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s basketball programs as well as the volleyball program. The newly redesigned arena features new seating and floor, as well as a full working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. Adjacent to the McMaster Center, is the recently completed George M. Smart Athletic Center. The George, is an 84,000 square-foot field house which opened in February of 2012. The multi-purpose floor provides additional year-round training areas for all 22 varsity athletic programs, but is officially home to the DC McMaster Center indoor track and field teams. The George also boasts a full athletic training room, expanded fitness and freeweight areas and two full-lengh batting cages. Located near the McMaster Center are the Yellow Jacket athletic outdoor facilities which include Justin F. Coressel Stadium, Winsper-Knobel Memorial Field, Dix Tennis Courts, Sal Hench Field and Craig A. Rutter Field. Coressel Stadium is field turf, 4,000-seat facility that’s home to the Yellow Jacket football, men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs. The facility contains locker rooms, concession stand, training room, team meeting room and a full-working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. Winsper-Knobel Field is the main competition facility for the DC men’s and women’s soccer teams. The natural grass field is located just east of the Dix Tennis Facility and Coressel Stadium. The field boasts a press tower with wireless internet access. In addition to the main playing surface, athletes have access to a warm-up and practice field located next to Winsper-Knobel Field. The Dix Tennis Courts are the main competition facility for the DC men’s and women’s tennis teams. In the summer of 2012, the Dix Tennis facility was renovated with a durable, crack resistant surface. The tennis courts are located just east of the Weaner Center. In addition to the outdoor tennis courts, the tennis programs have access to four indoor tennis courts located in The George.. The Yellow Jacket softball team calls Sal Hench Field home. The field was built in 1999-2000 in honor of long-time supporter of the College and DC athletics, Sal Hench. The field features open-faced dugouts and on-field bullpens as well as a two-story press box with concession stand, All-Conference “Wall of Fame” and full sound system. The outfield dimensions are 210 feet all around with a 28-foot by 12 foot inning-by-inning scoreboard in right field which was added in the spring of 2014. Craig A. Rutter Field is the home site for the DC Baseball program. Rutter Field sits in the center of the CD athletics complex. The field features a unique crushed brick infield with all grass baselines and a compacted limestone warning track that accents a Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Rye outfield. All this is complimented by visiting and home dugouts, bullpens and the “Green Monster” in center field. In 2004, a press box was added and is equipped with full sound capabilities which provide the Yellow Jackets and their fans with an energetic pregame atmosphere.

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Dix Tennis Courts Karl H. Weaner Center

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YELLOW JACKETS IN THE COMMUNITY

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Defiance College has challenged students to defy the ordinary by exploring academic boundries, taking on roles of civic responsibility and leadership, and becoming engaged on campus and in the community. All of this makes for an extraordinary college experience. Nowhere else will you find students committed to their communities like Defiance, and nowhere else will you find student-athletes and coaches as immersed in service and engagement. Each year, DC student-athletes collectively contribute more than 2,000 hours of service in their community. Several teams have traditional service projects that they perform on an annual basis. Many students are also involved in service through Defiance’s stellar programs such as the McMaster School for Advanving Humanity, the Service Leadership Program, and Project 701. Defiance is among the top 20 schools in the nation for community service and engagement as a Presidential Award Finalist for the 2013 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. DC is one of only four colleges and universities in the Midwest to receive this prestigious recognition. Defiance is featured for excellence in blending academics with community work by The Princeton Review in its Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. For more information on all of the service and engagement programs at Defiance, visit the website at

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DEFIANCE MARCHING BAND The Defiance College Yellow Jacket Band is a marching ensemble driven by spirit and ideas of the students in the band. From unique, brand new uniforms to brand new instruments, this band is going to redefine marching band combining the best qualities of corps, college, scatter and dance band styles to create the unique “Yellow Jacket Style”. Each show will contain music selected in part by the students to capture the audience with full sounds and fun choreography for a unique, entertaining experience.

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SOUNDS OF DEFIANCE Defiance Fight Song

Defiance Alma Mater

Hail to thee our Alma Mater Hail the Purple and the Gold Hail to every son and daughter To thy colors we uphold We love thee.

Hail, dear Alma Mater! To thee our praise we bring; We pledge thee our allegiance, And all thy glories sing. For thee, our own Defiance, Our lives, our all we give; In all our days we’ll strive for thee,

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We will fight for fame and honor Lead thee on to victory Laud and serve our noble College Old Defiance hail to thee! D-E-F-I-A-N-C-E Rah! Rah! Rah!

Hail, dear Alma Mater. Hail, dear Alma Mater! Thy Children all are we, We’ll follow e’er thy precepts, No matter where we be; Our love for thee, Defiance, Shall never, never wane, From North or South or East or West, Hail, dear Alma Mater.

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Hail, dear Alma Mater! We soon shall leave thy halls, And memory will bring us Oft back to college walls, We’ll still trust thee, Defiance, And lift thy banners high, And shout thy praise from earth to sky, Hail, dear Alma Mater. For More Information About the Marching Band visit the marching band website at www.defiance.edu/student-life/music/marching-band.html

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THE PURPLE AND GOLD CLUB: HELPING TO SUPPORT A QUALITY ATHLETICS PROGRAM

PURPLE & GOLD CLUB

The Purple and Gold Club Inc. was founded in the early 1970’s by Defiance community members who wanted to do something extra for all the studentathletes at Defiance College. Since its inception, the club has continually grown Over the past several years, an average of $20,000 has been provided to and has exceeded 225 members. The club serves to provide both financial the DC Athletics Department by the P&G Club. assistance and personal support for the entire athletics department. For over 40 Purple and Gold Members years, the supporters of the Purple and Gold Club have made Defiance College - PLATINUM Craig & Patti McCord Mr. & Mrs. Richard Small a better experience for all of the student-athletes.

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GOLD - $125 or above -One all-sports pass, One P&G logo item, One parking pass for all home football games, First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

JACKET - $50 or above -One parking pass for all home football games, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

Marilyn & Randy Buchman

Helen Frey Marv Hohenberger Maxie J. Lambright Leciejewski Family Tony & Ginger Louden Mitch & Karen Lutzke Gerald & Marilyn Mallott Matthew & Connie Miller John & Joanne Moats Tim & Jes Morris Alton J. Myers The Neal Family Joe & Sue O’Neil

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Bill & Jane Parker Marv Retcher Chris & Pam Righi

Roger T. Westrick Donald Westrick Marfv Yoder

- JACKET Andrew Bacon Steve & Sue Boomer Robert & Darleen Brown Steve & Chris Burke Jack & Carol DeLano Fun Factory Promotional Products Jack Hale Joe & Marsha Holava Jodie Holava Karen Kasper Donald Lappe Terry & Ann Melton Aaron Mershman Fred & Carol Moore Priscilla & Bill Pixler Kathy & Randy Punches Andy Rebottaro Cari Rebottaro Brent & Tammy Renollet Brett & Krista Scott Joyce & Greg Shank Glenn Smith Kevin & KellyTong Jordan & Kayla Valentine Brad & Alesia Yakos-Brown

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- GOLD Tom & Barb Callan Jim & Susan Crowell Scott Cutter Scott & Cynthia Frick Holbrook Plumbing Todd & Robin Hughes Rod & Melody Kain Kevin & Judy Kuhn

- PURPLE S.G. & Linda Brugler

George & Yvonne Thompson

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PURPLE - $75 or above -One all-sports pass, One parking pass for all home football games, Media guide for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

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ALUMNI VARSITY “D” CLUB

Alumni Varsity ‘D’ is an organization comprised of all former Yellow Jacket letterwinners. The goals of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ are:

- Further promote athletics at Defiance College - Coordinate the spirit of the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ letterwinners with that of the DC athletics program - Help stimulate a better relationship among athletes’ parents, friends of the College and the DC athletics program - Aid the athletics staff in the recruitment of student-athletes - Maintain a close relationship among DC student-athletes - Sponsor the DC Athletics Hall of Fame, Coach-of-the-Year and Honorary Letterman programs

Your contributions go directly toward helping current student-athletes at Defiance. Be a part of the AVD’s annual giving program and make a difference today! Call Alumni Relations at (419) 783-2572 for more information, or visit the Defiance College Alumni Varsity ‘D’ website at http://alumni.defiance.edu and click the Alumni Varsity ‘D’ tab.

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As Alumni Varsity ‘D’ contributors, we join together to do great things. AVD has contributed over $30,000 this past year to support the special needs of our athletic department. Below are just a few of the projects supported by AVD in the past. - $40,000 to go toward our field house pledge of $100,000 - $18,000 for weight room in George M. Smart Athletic Center - $10,000 for chairs, rugs and safety padding in Weaner Center - $10,000 for new lighting in Weaner Center - $10,000 to refinish and paint floors in the Weaner Center - $10,000 to refurbish the Hohenberger Lounge - $10,000 for the new Sal Hench Field press box - $10,000 to purchase new seating for Winsper-Knobel Field - $8,000 for updates to Sal Hench Field - $7,500 for locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer - $5,500 for the Craig Rutter Field press box - $4,000 for a new 40-pound washer for The George - $3,000 for new ticket booths at the Justin F. Coressel Stadium

ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’ EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Michael Snyder, 1964 - President Annette Hoeffel, 1999 - Past President Jacob Arnold, 2014 Jeffrey Boulton, 1984

S.G. Brugler, 1968 Kelly Coble, 2011 Mark Miller, 1981 William Ondrus, 1980

David Polzin, 1971 Brent Renollet, 1986 Marv Retcher, 1972

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ALUMNI VARSITY “D” HALL OF FAME The Athletic Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Alumni Varsity D Club, recognizes DC alumni for outstanding athletic achievement while enrolled at the Defiance College, their accomplishments after graduation, and a continuing interest in the development of the Defiance College. The inductees will be recognized at the Alumni Varsity D Breakfast with the official introduction ceremony taking place at halftime of the football game. Each of the inductees will be commemorated with a tree planted in the Hall of Fame Grove.

1975 Joseph Bowers, 1932 Dr. Charles Krouse, 1943 Howard Scheurman, 1926 1976 Fred J. Brown, 1922 Richard M. Small, 1949 Fred Thompson, 1911

1978 Lloyd E. Geer, 1931 Lavon “Ed” Rex Vernon C. Snyder, 1950

1980 R. Donnell Cathey, 1965 Dr. Ralph H. Geer, 1930 Dallas J. Gisler, 1933 Dick Lord, 1943

1988 Bruce Baer, 1974 Carlin B. Carpenter, 1964 Clare Fahrer, 1935 Robert P. Heischman, 1936 1989 Robert H. Deitrick, 1960 Jerry D. Griffith, 1970 Duane C. Hocking Robert A. Martin, 1976 1990 Virgil M. Feeney, 1940 Larry Holden, 1970 Joyce D. Anderson, 1966 Paul Yoder, 1959 1991 Carol A. Anderson (Coach) Emmett Clinton Dix II, 1971 Donald B. Dunham, 1938 Paul E. Ladd, 1961 Lester H. Hale, 1934 1992 Marv Hohenberger Howard E. Meyer, 1958 David Al Polzin, 1971 Howard W. Spicer, 1950 1993 Ltc. Michael E. Hittle, 1973 Dan J. Kline, 1968 Deryll Rohda, 1977 Howard W. Spicer, 1950 1994 Thomas P. Herman, 1966 Dennis M. Kidwell, 1969 Norman Krueckeberg, 1965 Walter C. Zverina, 1958

1984 Frederick W. Bennetts C. Bruce Derricotte, 1950 Robert R. Diller, 1949 George M. Smart, 1967

1995 James W. Arnzen, 1980 Thomas F. Bauerle, 1970 Howard D. Johnson, 1970 Paul R. Ondrus, 1971

1985 Frederick G. Fox, 1929

1996 James D. Amstutz, 1972

1999 Dennis Bostelman, 1988 Don F. Canfield, 1950 Joseph F. Dawson, 1950 Kenneth R. Rollins, 1956 2000 Connie S. Collier, 1981 Gary L. Evans, 1970 James A. Glase, 1970 Martha E. Mallott, 1981 Darcy M. Robinson, 1983 2001 Russell E. Glenn, 1954 A. Bernard Hatch, 1953 Kathy E. (Elliott) Krygier, 1973 Paul D. Yon, 1970 Linda (Laughrey) Zelms, 1971

2012 Ernie Doherty, 1971 Tyrone Gilbert, 1980 Tom Held, 1985 Darlene Kaufman, 1988 2013 Sarah Harman, 2003 James D. Harris, 1992 Sheila McGill, 1994 Brett Wingate, 1983

2008 Doug Murray, 1983 Marv Retcher, 1972 Patricia Schwiebert, 1984 George Stockman, 1957

2014 Megan M. Grieser (Thigpen) ‘03 Terry Morman ‘90 Charles E. Nafziger ‘73 Ernesto A. Vilar ‘79 Kevin C. Wierman ‘78

2009 Cindy (Youtsey) Conner, 1992 David Scott, 1973 Mark Shine, 1974 Michael Wright, 1972 2010 Rodger Geren, 1969 Timothy Lee, 1976 Tami (Moser) Lupton, 1998 Steven Wilkin, 1975

2015 Stephanie (Nafziger) Fetter ‘98 Paul “Larry” Flynn ‘80 Maurice “Marv” Rotondo ‘70 Michael Bixel ‘83

2011 Jeff Boulton, 1984 Stanley Meinen, 1985 Tammy Parker, 1987

2002 Elmo Faiella, 1953 Kevin Finfrock, 1986 Marcia (Burton) House, 1982 Holland Huss, 1951 Frank Lantz, Jr., 1968

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2003 Denise Bierly, 1990 Jerry Futrell, 1980 Martha Litherland (Coach - 1979-87) Mitchell Naufel, 1981 Ronald Tisdale, 1977 2004 Lawrence Bowers, 1933 Kirsten Meyer, 1976 Mark Meyer, 1979 Brent Renollet, 1986 Cathy (Robinson) Rohr, 1980

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1982 Martin A. Baumhower, 1963 Blaine P. Dowler, 1943 Obed H. May, 1920 Kirk Mee, III (Coach - 1963-66) 1983 Raymond (Bill) Rex, 1938 Dr. Rowen (Coach - 1951-54) Olen J. Slough, 1932 Dr. Jack P. Yager, 1943

1998 Cletus E. Dreher, 1950 Lowell E. Gingrich, 1940 Larry R. Papenfuss, 1981 Patricia A. Peter, 1971

2007 Pam Borton, 1987 Michael England, 1974 Robin Harris, 1980

Walter Turner, 1982

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1981 Benjamin F. Davis, 1967 Charles “Skip” Vosler, 1966 Raymond R. Etzler, 1963

1987 Roger D. Eicher, 1956 Lowell L. Snider, 1959 Ray Sumpter, 1951 John T. Szabo, 1960

1997 Kendall K. Bush, 1974 John M. Decker, 1971 James J. Mains, Jr., 1940 Vicki L. Martinich, 1979

2006 Randy Buchman (Coach - 1964-69) Cindy Elliott (Coach - 1983-94) Dan Renftle, 1985 Ed Roeth, 1971 Noel Underwood, 1957

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1979 R. Jack Behringer, 1949 O. Dudley Ebersole, 1932 Thomas J. Grzywinski, 1963 C. Leslie James, 1926

1986 Jose M. Arellano, 1967 Dr. James F. Ladd, 1958 Roger Merb (Coach 1967-70)

Alan R. Moore, 1959 Christine M. Slattery, 1979 Lori B. Ward, 1986

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1977 Dr. Michael D. Craden, 1960 William A. Pellington, 1951 Dr. Charles F. Wahl, 1949

Charles A. Koch, 1960 John G. Manchester, 1941

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1974 Dr. Dennis D. Bell, 1947 Leighton Conkey, 1925 Victor Fowler, 1933 Merle A. McDonald, 1948 Gilbert Smith, 1928 Olan Smith, 1946 Charles Hemlein, 1918

2005 Deborah (Shreve) Baringer, 1973 Tracy (Hanson) Beck, 1985 Michael S. Burke, 1974 Sheri (Plassman) Kovaleski, 1984 Michael R. Snyder, 1964

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Tyler Ault Men’s/Women’s Tennis

Brie Brenner Volleyball

Cross Country/Track & Field

Ken Ciolek

Scott Cutter Men’s Basketball

Casey Goff Football

James Hanson Men’s Lacrosse

Jodie Holava Softball

Fred Moore Men’s/Women’s Golf

Jessica (Cox) Morris Women’s Basketball

Jordan Valentine Men’s Soccer

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Derek Woodley Baseball

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HEAD COACHES

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 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 empha-

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sis 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. The student-athletes of Defiance choose to participate in the intercollegiate athletics program for a variety of reasons but none of which includes athletic related financial aid or the promise of financial security through professional athletic stardom. Through participation in the intercollegiate athletics program, a student-athlete continues to compete for the love of sport, the thrill of competition and the fulfillment of countless intrinsic values. The Defiance intercollegiate athletics program strives to be an integral and cohesive part of the collegiate learning and living process, appropriately well suited to co-exist with the Defiance mission statement…to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

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Originally founded as the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference, the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has been in existance for over 25 years and has gone through several changes throughout the years. In June of 1987, the presidents of six private Indiana colleges and universities announced the formation of an athletic conference to allow their students to “live out” the ideal of the scholar athlete. The announcement came after 19 months of meetings among the institution’s presidents, athletic directors, and faculty athletic representatives. The ICAC was formed as an “academic” athletic conference, combining outstanding private education with top-notch intercollegiate athletics. Lewis Salter was President of Wabash College when the league was formed. The greatest advantage of the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference is that its formation allowed schools to restore athletic rivalries that date back to the 1800’s. Conference sports include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, soccer, tennis, and track. In addition, a championship is decided in the non-mandatory sports of swimming and wrestling. On May 24, 1988, just less than one year after its formation, two more of Indiana’s premier small colleges, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Taylor University joined the league, bringing the total number of schools to eight. Taylor was involved in the ICAC’s first meetings in the spring of 1987, but declined membership until 1988. The 1990-91 season marked the first complete year of competition among all eight schools in all eight-varsity sports with soccer joining the picture in the fall of 1990. The 1992-93 school year brought with it much discussion and many meetings in an attempt to bring women’s teams into the ICAC. After a long year of planning and a constitutional rewrite, women’s teams joined the ICAC late in the 1992-93 school year with 1993-94 the first year of co-ed competition within the ICAC. The 1998-99 school year brought significant changes in the conference. With the additions of Bluffton College, the College of Mount St. Joseph, and Wilmington College and the departure of DePauw University and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, the Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference changed its name to become the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. As an extension of the ICAC, the HCAC is an eight school academic athletic conference, which represents a revised version the old Hoosier-Buckeye Conference. The 1999-2000 school year saw yet more changes. Wabash’s competition in the 1999 football season marked its last involvement in the HCAC. Defiance College joined the league, beginning competition in the spring of 2000. In January of 2001, Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, was accepted as a member. Transylvania began competition in the fall 2001 season. In July of 2006, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana, was accepted as the conference’s ninth member. Rose Hulman began competition in the fall of 2006. As part of a year-long celebration in 2008-09, the league celebrated its 10th anniversary as the restructured HCAC. Each institution invited campus administrators, faculty, faculty athletic representatives, current or former athletic staff, alumni, and student-athletes. Also, the conference office invited current and former conference personnel, NCAA Division III select staff, and other key supporters of the HCAC. Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana was accepted as the 10th member of the conference in October of 2009 and began competition in the fall of 2010. On the playing field, HCAC member schools have had a national impact, highlighted by national champions in several sports and two schools making trips to the NCAA Division III basketball Final Four in the 1990s. Since the formation of the HCAC, members have produced 62 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, 164 All-Americans, and 163 team qualifiers for NCAA Division III national championships. The league continues to seek growth and excellence on and off the playing field in the years to come.

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OPPONENT at Calvin (Mich.) College at Hanover (Ind.) College* at Wabash (Ind.) College at Hope (Mich.) College Thiel (Pa.) College* at Westminster (Pa.) College* at Ohio Northern University at Bethany (W. Va.) College* Kalamazoo (Mich.) College Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College* Saint Vincent (Pa.) College* at Transylvania (Ky.) University*

LOCATION Grand Rapids, Mich. Hanover, Ind. Crawfordsville, Ind. Holland, Mich. Defiance, Ohio New Wilmington, Pa. Ada, Ohio Bethany, W. Va. Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Lexington, Ky.

TIME 2:45 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

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DATE 2/12 3/5 3/12 3/16 3/19 3/26 3/30 4/2 4/6 4/16 4/23 4/30

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Devin Logan Andrew Feldhaus Ring Lardner Baily Weatherwax Billy LeClair Cody Coles Jerome Davis Wilkenson Laguerre Nate Roberts Kavion Milligan Colby Sears Tyler Goodwin Christopher Plate Jorian Beery Ricky Potts Reed Guerin

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Midfield Midfield Attack Attack Defense Attack Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Defense Midfield Defense Midfield Goalkeeper Defense

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High School

Fr. 5-9 165 Sarasota, Fla. Sarasota Sr. 5-9 182 Lutz, Fla. Steinbrenner Fr. 6-1 160 Milford, Del. Milford So. 6-0 170 Chelsea, Mich. Chelsea Jr. 6-0 240 Lake Villa, Ill. Warren Township Fr. 6-2 270 Ann Arbor, Mich. Huron So. 5-11 160 Jupiter, Fla. Jupiter So. 5-9 260 Orlando, Fla. Colonial Fr. 5-10 178 St. Petersburg, Fla. Boca Ciego Fr. Fr. 6-6 290 Walled Lake, Mich. Walled Lake Fr. 5-7 230 Altamonte Springs, Fla. Lake Brantly Fr. 5-8 223 Seneca Fall, N.Y. Mynderse Academy Fr. 6-1 229 Wadsworth Wadsworth Jr. 6-1 230 Irmo, S.C. Irmo So. 6-0 289 West Palm Beach, Fla. Park Vista

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Devin

Fr • 5-9 • 165 lbs Sarasota, Fla. • Sarasota H.S.

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Prep: Lettered four years at Sarasota High School in football and one year for track and weightlifting ... Went to states for weightlifting. Personal: Son of Beaverly Logan ... Major is undecided ... Also a member of the DC football team.

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Feldhaus

Sr • 5-9 • 182 lbs Lutz, Fla. • Steinbrenner H.S.

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Personal: Son of Robert and Nancy Feldhaus … Major is undecided ... Also a member of the DC football team.

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So • 6-0 • 170 lbs Chelsea, Mich. • Chelsea H.S.

Freshman (2015): Honorable mention AllORLC ... Played in all 16 games and started 14 ... Led the team in goals scored (17), man-up goals (four) and total points (24) ... Recorded a season-high four goals against Bethany (W.Va.) College on Apr. 4 ... Tied for the team-lead in assists with seven ... Third in shots with 53 with a team-best 32.1 shot percentage ... Had 31 shots on goal ... Fourth in ground balls with 39 and caused four turnovers ... Tallied a season-best six ground balls against Muskingum University on Mar. 15 ... Was 26-of-84 in faceoff attempts for a 31.0 percentage.

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Prep: Lettered three years in lacrosse at Chelsea High School under Head Coach Joe Koengeter ... Honorable Mention for SEC White Division junior season and All-Conference SEC White Division senior year. Personal: Born in Kalamazoo, Mich. … Son of Kevin and Brittany Weatherwax … Has two brothers; Cameron and Logan … Majoring in business administration.

Lardner

Billy

Fr • 6-1 • 160 lbs Milford, Del. • Milford H.S.

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LeClair

Jr • 6-0 • 240 lbs Lake Villa, Ill. • Warren Township H.S.

Prep: Played lacrosse at Milford High School ... First-team All-Conference selection in 2015.

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Weatherwax

Year GP Shots Goals Assists Points GB 2015 16 53 17 7 24 39 Total 16 53 17 7 24 39

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Sophomore (2015): Started all 16 games ... Scored one assist for one point offensively ... Amongst team leaders in ground balls with 28 ... Recorded a season-best four ground balls against THiel (Pa.) College on Apr. 11 ... Tied for team-lead in caused turnovers with 17.

Freshman (2014): Played in 11 games with nine starts ... Scooped up 14 ground balls ... Caused eight turnovers ... Had 14 penalties for 16.5 minutes. Prep: Lettered two years at Warren Township High for head coach Greg Janczak … Was chosen as team captain during senior campaign.

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Personal: Born in Lake Forest, Illinois … Son of Bill and Katie LeClair … Has one sister; Emily … Majoring in sport management. Year GP Shots Goals Assists 2014 11 0 0 0 2015 16 2 0 1 Total 27 2 0 1

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Cody

Nate

Coles

Fr • 5-10 • 178 lbs St. Petersburg, Fla. • Boca Ciego H.S.

Fr • 6-2 • 270 lbs Ann Arbor, Mich. • Huron H.S.

Personal: Son of Demitrus Roberts... Majoring in sport management ... Also a member of the DC football team.

Prep: Lettered three years in lacrosse at Huron High School ... Also lettered in football and hockey.

Jerome

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Kavion

Milligan

Colby

Sears

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Personal: Son of Brian and Kathy Coles ... Majoring in business administration.

Roberts

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So • 5-11 • 160 lbs Jupiter, Fla. • Jupiter H.S.

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Personal: Son of Jerome Davis ... Majoring in sports management ... Also a member of

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Laguerre

Fr • 6-6 • 290 lbs Walled Lake, Mich. • Walled Lake H.S.

So • 5-9 • 260 lbs Orlando, Fla. • Colonial H.S.

Prep: Letterwinner for four years at Colonial High School under Head Coach Mike Short in football.

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Personal: Son of Bibianne Despeines ... Majoring in criminal justice ... Also a member of the DC football team.

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Wilkenson

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Prep: Lettered four years at Jupiter High School under Head Coach Doug Ucclenii in football ... All-Conference his senior year ... Honorable Mention ... Also lettered in basketball and track.

Prep: Lettered one year at Walled Lake Central in lacrosse.

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Tyler

Ricky

Goodwin

Fr • 6-1 • 229 lbs Wadsworth, Ohio • Wadsworth H.S.

Fr • 5-7 • 230 lbs Altamonte Springs, Fla. • Lake Brantley H.S.

Prep: Lettered two years at Lake Brantly High School in lacrosse ... Also lettered in football.

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Personal: Son of Gemara Goodwin ... Majoring in communications ... Also a member of the DC football team.

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Christopher

Plate

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Fr • 5-8 • 223 lbs Seneca Fall, N.Y. • Mynderse Academy H.S.

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Freshman (2014): Played in goal in 10 games with six starts, logging 442:00 minutes in goal … Stopped 115 of 240 shots faced (.479 pct) … Gave up 125 goals for a 16.97 goals against average ... Finished with a 0-6-0 record ... Saw limited action in the field ... Had two total shots … Had one shot on goal … Scooped up 27 ground balls ... Caused one turnover.

Personal: Son of Richard and Kim Potts … Has three sisters; Taylor Rae, Amanda and Sam … Majoring in digital forensic science.

Jorian

Beery

Year GP Shots Goals Assists 2014 10 2 0 0 2015 16 0 0 0 Total 26 2 0 0

Reed

Fr • 6-1 • 229 lbs Wadsworth, Ohio • Wadsworth H.S.

Prep: One-time letterman at Wadsworth High School in football and track and field.

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CT 1 5 6

Guerin

So • 6-0 • 289 lbs West Palm Beach, Fla. • Park Vista H.S.

Personal: Son of Paula Guerin ... Majoring in exercise science ... Also a member of the DC football team.

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Sophomore (2015): Started all 16 games in net ... Made 263 saves in just under 944 total minutes ... Led the ORLC in saves ... Averaged 16.4 saves per game ... Ranked seventh nationally in saves per game ... Posted a career-high 28 saves against Hendrix (Ark.) College on Mar. 9 ... Had a .465 save percentage ... Led the team in ground balls with 55 ...

Prep: Three-year letterwinner at Irmo High for head coaches Jason Honey and David Bates … Selected as First-Team All-Region IV twice, along with First-Team All-Area and First-Team All-Conference once.

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James Hanson Head Coach • Second Year • Hendrix (Ark.) College, 2012 The Hanson File • Record at DC: 0-16 • Career Record: Same

at DC as a graduate assistant coach.

James Hanson will be in his second season with the Yellow Jacket men’s lacrosse program in 2016 and his first as head coach. Hanson took over the program as head coach prior to the start of the 2015 season after beginning his tenure

Hanson, a native of Tucson, Ariz., comes to Defiance after being the primary assistant coach at Missouri Valley College. During his time at Missouri Valley, his defense lead the Great Rivers Lacrosse Conference in goals against average at 6.2 goals per game and a 69.9 save percentage, which led to a conference and a berth in the MCLA National Tournament in their inaugural season. The team also was in the upper half of all of Division II of the MCLA in ground balls. Hanson helped to shape three all-conference award winners during his time with the Vikings.

Prior to his coaching career, Hanson was a four-year starter at defense for Hendrix College in Conway, Ark. and was named captain his senior year. While at Hendrix, Hanson captured the career record in caused turnovers and was third in ground balls. Hanson also tabbed first-team All-Conference in the 2010 season. Hanson received his bachelor/s degree in allied health in 2012. After graduation, Hanson pursued his certification in strength and conditioning from the NSCA.

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Date 02/27/15 Mar 7 Mar 09 03/11/15 03/12/15 Mar 15 Mar 18 03/21/15 3/25/201 03-29-15 Apr 01 04/04/15 Apr 08 Apr 11 Apr 17 04/25/15

Opponent vs Calvin (Mich.) Col. at Centenary at Hendrix CAPITAL UNIVERSITY ALMA (MICH.) COLLEGE at Muskingum HIRAM COLLEGE DUBUQUE (IOWA) at Wilmington (OH) at Hanover at Hope BETHANY (W.VA.) at Mount St. Joseph at Thiel at Saint Vincent TRANSYLVANIA (KY.)

W-L-T 0-16 0-6 0-6 0-9 0-1 0-0

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Score Overall 5-11 0-1-0 12-15 0-2-0 4-25 0-3-0 5-21 0-4-0 3-19 0-5-0 3-13 0-6-0 5-15 0-7-0 4-8 0-8-0 3-23 0-9-0 1-22 0-10-0 3-24 0-11-0 7-16 0-12-0 4-20 0-13-0 0-17 0-14-0 2-31 0-15-0 5-22 0-16-0

Attendance Total: Home: Away: Neutral:

Dates 16 6 9 1

Conf 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-3-0 0-4-0 0-5-0 0-6-0

Total 1488 326 1129 33

Site Pontiac, Mich. Shreveport, La. Conway, Ark. Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio New Concord, Ohio Unknown Defiance, Ohio Wilmington, OH Hanover, Ind. Holland, MI Defiance, Ohio Cincinnati, OH Greenville, Pa. Latrobe, Pa. Defiance, Ohio

Average 93 54 125 33

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INDIVIDUAL & TEAM RECORDS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS GAMES PLAYED Season: 16 Kevin Arriola 16 Grant Bater 16 Guy DiCicco 16 Billy LeClair 16 Dylan Textor 16 Ricky Potts 16 Baily Weatherwax

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SHOTS Game: 14 Season: 68

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GOALS Game: 4 4 Season: 17

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2014

2015

GOALIE WINS Season: N/A

2015

2013 2015 2015 2015 2015

Dylan Textor Baily Weatherwax

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POINTS Game: 4 4 4

Jesse Bailey vs. Wilmington Baily Weatherwax vs. Bethany (W. Va.) at Centenary (N.J.) Dylan Textor at Centenary (N.J.)

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FACEOFF WINS Game: 14 Guy DiCicco vs. Wilmington Season: 103 Guy DiCicco

2015 2015

2013 2013 2015

2014 2014

FACEOFF PERCENTAGE (MIN. 50 ATTEMPTS)

Season: .414 Chase Mallory (48-of-116)

2013

2015

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Baily Weatherwax vs. Bethany (W. Va.) Dylan Textor at Centenary (N.J.) vs. Olivet (Mich.) Baily Weatherwax

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.509 Chris Smith

LOWEST GAA Season: 16.97 Ricky Potts

GROUND BALLS Game: 12 Chase Mallory vs. Wilmington 12 Chris Smith vs. Calvin (Mich.) Season: 55 Ricky Potts

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Season: 7

24

Chris Smith vs. Carthage (Wisc.) Tylor Grandidier vs. Benedictine (Ill.) Ricky Potts

Matthew McGervey vs. Mt. St. Joseph Tyler Clark

ASSISTS Game: 2 Chase Mallory vs. Beloit (Wisc.) 2 Dylan Textor vs. Bethany (W. Va.) vs. Calvin (Mich.) 2 Evan Henry-Singleton vs. Hiram 2 Baily Weatherwax at Hendrix (Ark.) 2 Eddie Minear vs. Calvin (Mich.)

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SAVES Game: 31 31 Season: 263

GOALIE WIN PERCENTAGE Season: N/A

TEAM RECORDS Games Played: 17 2014 Wins: N/A Losses: 17 2014 Shutouts: 0 Consecutive Wins: N/A Consecutive Losses (Season): 17 2014 Cosecutive Losses: 49 2013-15 Shots-Game: 37 4/23/14 Shots-Season: 301 2015 Shot-percentage - Season: .219 2015 Goals - Game: 12 3/7/15 Goals - Season: 66 2015 Assists - Game: 5 4/4/15 2/27/15 Assists - Season: 30 2015 Ground Balls - Game: 44 2/22/14 3/1/14 Ground Balls - Season: 419 2014 Faceoffs - Game: 14 3/26/14 Faceoffs - Season: 115 2015 Highest faceoff win percentage: .325 2014 Defensive Clears - Game: 24 3/16/13 4/23/14 3/25/15 Defensive Clears - Season: 246 2014 Goalie Saves - Game: 31 4/20/13 4/12/14 Goalie Saves - Season: 278 2013 Goals Allowed - Game: 31 2/23/13 4/17/15 Goals Allowed - Season: 302 2015 Fewest goals scored (Season): 11 2014 Fewest goals allowed (Season): 264 2013 Highest goals per game average: 4.12 2015 Lowest goals against average: 17.62 2013 Caused Turnovers: 129 2014

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GAMES PLAYED Name Baily Weatherwax Dylan Textor Kevin Arriola Guy DiCicco Billy LeClair Grant Bater

Shots 68 61 61 56 55

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Year 2013 2015 2015 2014 2013

SHOT PERCENTAGE (MIN. 10 ATTEMPTS)

Year 2015 2015 2015 2013 2013

ASSISTS Name Dylan Textor Baily Weatherwax Evan Henry-Singleton Kevin Arriola Jesse Bailey James Lopez

Assists 7 7 5 5 4 4

Year 2015 2015 2015 2015 2013 2013

POINTS Name Baily Weatherwax Evan Henry-Singleton Matthew McGervey Jesse Bailey Dylan Textor

Points 24 19 17 17 14

Year 2015 2015 2015 2013 2015

GROUND BALLS Name Ricky Potts Chase Mallory Kevin Arriola Chris Smith Adam Dunbar Guy DiCicco Evan Henry-Singleton

GB 55 54 54 53 48 48 48

Year 2015 2013 2015 2013 2013 2014 2015

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Goals 17 15 14 13 9

CAUSED TURNOVERS Name CT John Becker 28 Matt Minear 21 Kevin Arriola 17 Billy LeClair 17 Todd Roberts 16

Year 2013 2015 2013 2015 2015

MAN-DOWN GOALS Name Goals Tyler Clark 1

Year 2013

SAVES Name Ricky Potts Chris Smith Tylor Grandidier Ricky Potts

Year 2015 2013 2014 2014

Saves 263 245 150 115

SAVE PERCENTAGE Name Percentage Chris Smith .509 Tylor Grandidier .502 Ricky Potts .479 Ricky Potts .465

GOALIE LOSSES Name Ricky Potts Chris Smith Tylor Grandidier Ricky Potts LOWEST GOALS Name Ricky Potts Tylor Grandidier Chris Smith

GAA 19.56 19.20 16.97 16.87

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SINGLE-SEASON TEAM SCORING AVG.

Goals 4 4 3 3 3

GOALIE WINS Name N/A

Name Tylor Grandidier Ricky Potts Ricky Potts Chris Smith

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Wins

Year

Losses 16 14 9 6

Year 2015 2013 2014 2014

AGAINST GA 125 149 236

HIGHEST GOALS AGAINST Name GA Ricky Potts 302 Chris Smith 236 Tylor Grandidier 149 Ricky Potts 125

Year Average 2015 4.12 2013 2.86 2014 0.73

Year 2014 2014 2013

Year 2015 2013 2014 2014

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GOALS Name Baily Weatherwax Matthew McGervey Evan Henry-Singleton Jesse Bailey Tyler Clark

HIGHEST GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE

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Year 2015 2015 2013 2015 2015

Year 2014 2015 2013 2015 2013

Coaching Staff

Percentage .321 .246 .236 .230 .214

MAN-UP GOALS Name James Lopez Baily Weatherwax Jesse Bailey Evan Henry-Singleton Matthew McGervey

FO 103 88 48 26 25

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Name Baily Weatherwax Matthew McGervey Jesse Bailey Evan Henry-Singleton Eddie Minear

FACEOFF WINS Name Guy DiCicco Guy DiCicco Chase Mallory Baily Weatherwax Josh Brisebois

Season Outlook

SHOTS Name Tyler Clark Matthew McGervey Evan Henry-Singleton Matthew McGervey Jesse Bailey

Games 16 16 16 16 16 16

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LOWEST GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE

Year 2014 2013 2015 2015 2014

Name Chris Smith Ricky Potts Ricky Potts Tylor Grandidier

GAA 16.87 16.97 19.20 19.56

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20013 (0-17) Coach: Ryan Kuhn DC 0 Albion 4 Calvin 2 Transylvania 5 Bethany 3 Olivet 7 Wilmington 1 Aurora 2 Augustana 1 Fontbone 1 Hanover 4 Beloit 0 Concordia 7 Mount St. Joseph 3 Benedictine 1 Carthage 0 Elmhurst 0 Milwaukee School of Eng.

Opp. 31 5 12 7 14 9 30 18 9 20 20 22 18 21 28 1 1

2014 (0-15) Coach: Ben Whitcraft DC 3 Franciscan 1 Calvin 3 Bethany 0 Fontbonne 0 Capital 0 Carthage 2 Wilmington 1 Augustana 0 Hanover 0 Milwaukee School of Eng. 1 Benedictine 0 Aurora 0 Elmhurst 0 Mount St. Joseph 0 Concordia

Opp. 12 15 20 17 15 24 17 23 21 15 19 27 16 11 22

2015 (0-16) Coach: James Hanson DC 5 Calvin 12 Centenary 4 Hendrix 5 Captial 3 Alma 3 Muskingum 5 Hiram 4 Dubuque 3 Wilmington 1 Hanover 3 Hope 7 Bethany 4 Mount St. Joseph 0 Thiel 2 St. Vincent 5 Transylvania

Opp. 11 15 25 21 19 13 15 8 23 22 24 16 20 17 31 22

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