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TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1 • ATHLETICS INFORMATION Defiance College Quick Facts....................................................................................1-2 Welcome Letter from the President............................................................................. 3 Athletics Administration................................................................................................ 4 Athletic Training Staff ................................................................................................... 5 This is Defiance College................................................................................................ 6 Student Life at Defiance................................................................................................ 7 Justin F. Coressel Stadium.............................................................................................. 8 Athletic Facilities.............................................................................................................9 In the Community.........................................................................................................10 Purple and Gold Club..................................................................................................11 Alumni Varsity ‘D’........................................................................................................12 Alumni Varisty ‘D’ Hall-of-Fame...............................................................................13 Defiance Athletics Head Coaches..............................................................................14 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference................................................................15

SPORTS INFORMATION Director............................................................................................ Jeff Hoedt Office Phone.............................................................................(419) 783-2566 Office Fax..................................................................................(419) 783-2369 Email............................................................................... jhoedt@defiance.edu Assistant....................................................................................Megan Higdon Office Phone.............................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email...........................................................................mhigdon@defiance.edu Assistant................................................................................Ryan Schadewald Office Phone.............................................................................(419) 783-2566 Email.....................................................................rschadewald@defiance.edu

Section 2 • SEASON OUTLOOK 2016 Opponent Quick Facts.......................................................................................16 2016 Season Outlook............................................................................................. 17-18 Preseason Numerical Roster.......................................................................................19

BROADCAST INFORMATION

Section 3 • FOOTBALL TEAM Meet the Jackets....................................................................................................... 20-22

Yellow Jacket Sports Network

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Section 4 • COACHING STAFF Casey Goff ....................................................................................................................23 Don Lappe.....................................................................................................................24 Aaron Marshman..........................................................................................................24 Colby Erskin..................................................................................................................24 Nathan Freese................................................................................................................24 Tim Hornick..................................................................................................................25 Cody Wiggins.................................................................................................................25 Nick Eberly....................................................................................................................25 Logan Jones...................................................................................................................25 Zach Weber....................................................................................................................25

Follow select DC sporting events online!!!! The 2016 edition of the Defiance College Football Media Guide was written and published by the DC Sports Information Office for use by the news media. PRESS CREDENTIALS Requests for credentials for working press, photographers, television and radio should be made to Jeff Hoedt, Sports Information Director. Credentials should be requested at least seven days in advance of the game. No credentials will be mailed. If there is a special circumstance, please contact the Sports Information Office.

Section 5 • 2014 REVIEW 2015 Final Results/Statistics.................................................................................. 26-28 2015 All-HCAC.............................................................................................................29 Section 6 • ALL-TIME HISTORY AND RECORDS Year-by-Year Records...................................................................................................30 All-Time Coaching Records........................................................................................30 All-Time Series Records...............................................................................................31 Individual Records........................................................................................................32 Team Records................................................................................................................32 Conference Championships........................................................................................32 All-Time Award Winners....................................................................................... 33-36

GAMEDAY SERVICES Members of the working media will be provided the following at Justin F. Coressel Stadium: game notes package, game program, complete statistics and the opportunity to interview both coaches at the conclusion of the game. The final stat pack will be available 20 minutes after the game. RADIO AND TELEVISION Radio stations planning to originate a broadcast(s) at Justin F. Coressel Stadium should contact the Sports Information Office at least one week prior to the planned broadcast. Courtesy lines are provided for the official station of the opposing school.

ABOUT DEFIANCE COLLEGE Address...........................................................................701 N. Clinton Street .........................................................................................Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded.......................................................................................................1850 Enrollment.................................................................................................... 800 Nickname / Mascot.................................................................. Yellow Jackets School Colors........................................................................Purple and Gold Stadium...................................................................Justin F. Coressel Stadium Capacity......................................................................................................4,000 Affiliation..........................................................................NCAA Division III Conference........................................... Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference President................................................................... Dr. Richanne C. Mankey Director of Athletics...................................................................Rudy Yovich Athletic Department Phone..................................................... 419-783-2342 Athletic Department Fax.......................................................... 419-783-2369

PLAYER INTERVIEWS Media members must adhere to the following guidelines regarding Defiance College player interviews: (1) All player interviews must be coordinated through the Sports Information Office; (2) Players are available for interviews, either at the Sports Information Office or via telephone prior to practice (generally 1:30-4:00 p.m.) and following the completion of practice; (3) Please give at least 24 hours notice; (4) No interviews will be allowed prior to kickoff on gameday. INTERNET ACCESS The Defiance College Athletics complex offers wireless internet through-out the area. For more information, please contact the Sports Information Office

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2016 SCHEDULE Date Opponent 9/1 Baldwin Wallace 9/10 Hope (Mich.) 9/17 Franlkin (Ind.)* 9/24 Rose-Hulman* 10/1 Earlham (Ind.)* 10/8 Manchester (Ind.)* 10/15 Anderson (Ind.)* 10/29 Hanover (Ind.)* 11/05 Mt. St. Joseph* 11/12 Bluffon*

2016 FOOTBALL TEAM INFORMATION COACHING STAFF Head Coach/Defensive Coord./LB........................................... Casey Goff Alma Mater (Year)............................... Susquehanna (Pa.) University (2000) Record at Defiance (Years)................................................................. 0-0 (1st) Overall Career Record......................................................................... 0-0 (1st) Office Phone............................................................................. (419) 783-2432 Stadium Office Phone............................................................. (419) 783-2583 Office Fax.................................................................................. (419) 783-2369 Email..................................................................................cgoff@defiance.edu Academic Coord./Offensive Coord./QB........................Aaron Mershman Recruiting Coord./Offensive Line...............................................Don Lappe Graduate Assistant.......................................................................Tim Hornick Graduate Assistant.......................................................................Colby Erskin Graduate Assistant.................................................................... Nathan Freese Student Assistant............................................................................Nick Eberly Student Assistant...........................................................................Logan Jones Student Assistant............................................................................Zach Weber

Location Berea, Ohio Defiance Defiance Defiance Richmond, Ind. North Manchester, Ind. Defiance Hanover, Ind. Defiance Bluffton, Ohio

Time 7:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

****** 2015 RESULTS Date Opponent 9/6 Adrian 9/13 Centre 9/20 Mt. St. Joseph* 9/27 Hanover * 10/11 Manchester* 10/18 Rose-Hulman* 10/25 Earlham* 11/1 Anderson* 11/8 Franklin* 11/15 Bluffton*

FOOTBALL HISTORY First Year......................................................................................................1900 All-Time Record..................................................................... 376-439-18 (.462) Last Postseason Appearance.....................................................................2001 Undefeated Seasons....................................................Four (1931, 53, 66, 69) Conference Championships..........................................................................12 (1920, 24, 31, 53, 62, 66, 68, 69, 70, 76, 77, 2001)

Bold denotes home game

TEAM INFORMATION Base Offense............................................................................................Spread Base Defense..............................................................................................4-2-5 2015 Overall Record..................................................................................... 2-8 2015 HCAC Record...................................................................................... 2-6

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Location Adrian, Mich. Danville, Ky. Cincinnati, Ohio Defiance Defiance Terre Haute, Ind. Defiance Anderson, Ind. Franklin, Ind. Defiance * - denotes HCAC game

Time L, 31-13 L, 25-8 L, 38-20 W, 19-14 L, 42-21 L, 42-7 W, 51-7 L, 17-13 L, 35-7 L, 35-14


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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. 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 Defiance, 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. 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. We are all particularly 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 primarycare 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 their hearts as well. 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. 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. 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 C. Mankey, President

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ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION

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

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.

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

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.

ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION SUPPORT STAFF

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

Michelle Trubey Administrative Assistant mtrubey@defiance.edu (419) 783-2342

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ATHLETIC TRAINING

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF

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 new George M. Smart Athletic Center. Under the direction of Head Athletic Trainer Kevin Tong, Associate Athletic Trainer Kathleen Westfall and Assistant Athletic Trainer Andrew Bacon, the Defiance Athletic Training 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.

Kevin Tong Head Athletic Trainer ktong@defiance.edu (419) 783-2340

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

TEAM PHYSICIANS

Shelby Hutchins Allie Pichert Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant shutchins@defiance.edu apichert001@defiance.edu (419) 783-2829 (419) 783-2829

Dr. Kelle Schweitzer Head Team Physician

Dr. Kirk Davis

Dr. Jonathan Rohdy

Dr. J.D. Reeves

2016-17 STUDENT ASSISTANT STAFF Sammie Basham • Jr. • Bellville, Ohio Makayla Bauer • So. • Hicksville, Ohio Zach Bires • Jr. • Amherst, Ohio Morgan Connor • So. • Curtice, Ohio Keri Hupp • So. • Louisville, Ohio Gabriel Marquez • Jr. • Porterville, Calif. Beau Massingill • So. • Maumee, Ohio Kassie Memmer • Jr. • Bowling Green, Ohio Hope Neargarder • Sr. • Union City, Ohio Marcus Pompey • Sr. • Marcellus, Mich. Eryn Porter • Jr. • Defiance, Ohio Meredith Remy • Jr. • Mansfield, Ohio Sheri Schenkel • So. • Bryan, Ohio Jillian Schneider • Sr. • Botkins, Ohio Alyson Seibert • Jr. • Toledo, Ohio Alexis Walker • Sr. • Fort Myers, Fla. Megan Warren • Sr. • Mason, Ohio

Dr. Gary Okuley

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THIS IS DEFIANCE COLLEGE 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.

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 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.

Become a part of the student experience with over 30 organizations on campus!! - 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

Justin F. Coressel Stadium is home to the Defiance College football team as well as the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s outdoor track & field programs. The stadium can sit up to 4,000 fans and is named in honor of longtime DC friend, supporter and trustee Justin F. Coressel. Coressel stadium was completed in 1994 and contains locker rooms, concession stand, and a full working press box with internet connection and web casting capabilities. A full athletic training room is also located within the complex, along with a team meeting facility, perfect for reviewing game film with full-color projectors for diagramming offensive and defensive strategy. In addition, an eight lane all-weather track surrounds the playing field. Recently, Coressel Stadium underwent an overhaul to install field turf to replace its original natural grass surface.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES 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 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 indoor track and field teams. The George also boasts a full athletic training room, expanded fitness and free-weight McMaster Center 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, 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 pre-game atmosphere.

Dix Tennis Courts Karl H. Weaner Center

Buchman Fitness Center Winsper-Knobel Memorial Field

Sal Hench Field

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YELLOW JACKETS IN THE COMMUNITY Defiance College has challenged students to defy the ordinary by exploring academic boundaries, 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 Advancing 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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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 student-athletes at Defiance College. Since its inception, the club has continually grown and has exceeded 225 members. The club serves to provide both financial assistance and personal support for the entire athletics department. For over 40 years, the supporters of the Purple and Gold Club have made Defiance College a better experience for all of the studentathletes.

Memberships

PLATINUM - $200 or above -Two all-sports passes, One P&G logo item, One parking pass for all home football games, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications, First opportunity to buy NCAA post-season tickets, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications. 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. 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. JACKET - $50 or above -One parking pass for all home football games, Media guides for football and basketball, Recognition in selected DC athletics publications.

THE PURPLE AND GOLD CLUB: HELPING TO SUPPORT A QUALITY ATHLETICS PROGRAM Over the past several years, an average of $20,000 has been provided to the DC Athletics Department by the P&G Club.

Purple and Gold Members

- PLATINUM Don & Anna Lee Adams Jerry Bergman & Julie Fritz- Bergman Dean & Judie Colwell Mark & Keeta Diller Bill Finerty Tom & Jean Hubbard Todd & Robin Hughes Charlie & Janet Koch Bob & Marge Kroeger Dr. Marvin J. Ludwig Rod & Mary Martin Mark & Karen Moats Wesley & Heather Moats Kevin & Vivian Rettig Alice & Bob Rote Kellee & Andy Schweitzer Dennis “Scotty” Scott Jim & Kandy Selgo Carole & John Weaner Tim & Carol Whetstone Dr. Jan J. Younger Bob & Carole Zachrich Bill & Kathy Small Chris & Joni Widman

- GOLD Chip & Nancy Bergquist Thomas Callan Kevin & Stephanie Holbrook Jan Hubbard Brandon McCann Joe & Sue O’Neil Bill & Jane Parker Terry & Betty Penner City Beverage Co. Phyllis Snyder Sam & Chris Switzer Jim & Lisa Weaner Derek Woodley John & Patricia Yeoman Tom & Vicki Sauer Scott Cutter Westfall Family - PURPLE S.G. & Linda Brugler

Marilyn & Randy Buchman

Helen Frey Marv Hohenberger Joe & Marsha Holava Maxie Lambright

John and Joanne Moats

Annette & Jay Vander Horst

Donald Westrick Roger T. Westrick Marvin Yoder Matthew & Connie Miller Tim & Jes Morris Gerald & Marilyn Mallott Martha Mallott Carolyn Small Kevin & Judy Kuhn - JACKET Steve & Chris Burke Ralph & Ruth Miday Fred & Carol Moore Fun Factory Promotional Products Randy & Kathy Punches Kayla & Jordan Valentine Cindy & Ray Sisty Jodie Holava Brian & Brie Brenner

Please visit www.dcpurpleandgoldclub.com or call (419) 783-2342 to join, or renew your membership for the 2016-2017 school year!

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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.

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 Jeffrey Boulton, 1984 Bill Ondrus, 1980 Dave Polzin, 1971

Kirsten Meyer ‘76 Mark Miller, 1981 Marv Retcher, 1972 Kaycee Butt ‘11 Jake Arnold ‘14

Your donations have helped fund and support several athletic facility projects including......

S.G. Brugler, 1968 Kelly Coble, 2011 Travis Hammer ‘05

Craig Rutter Field Press Box

Sal Hench Softball Field

George M. Smart Fitness Center

Coressel Stadium Ticket Booths

Karl H. Weaner Center

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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 half-time of the football game. Each of the inductees will be commemorated with a tree planted in the Hall of Fame Grove. 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 1975 Joseph Bowers, 1932 Dr. Charles Krouse, 1943 Howard Scheurman, 1926 1976 Fred J. Brown, 1922 Richard M. Small, 1949 Fred Thompson, 1911 1977 Dr. Michael D. Craden, 1960 William A. Pellington, 1951 Dr. Charles F. Wahl, 1949 1978 Lloyd E. Geer, 1931 Lavon “Ed” Rex Vernon C. Snyder, 1950 1979 R. Jack Behringer, 1949 O. Dudley Ebersole, 1932 Thomas J. Grzywinski, 1963 C. Leslie James, 1926 1980 R. Donnell Cathey, 1965 Dr. Ralph H. Geer, 1930 Dallas J. Gisler, 1933 Dick Lord, 1943 1981 Benjamin F. Davis, 1967 Charles “Skip” Vosler, 1966 Raymond R. Etzler, 1963 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 1984 Frederick W. Bennetts C. Bruce Derricotte, 1950 Robert R. Diller, 1949 George M. Smart, 1967

1985 Frederick G. Fox, 1929 Charles A. Koch, 1960 John G. Manchester, 1941 1986 Jose M. Arellano, 1967 Dr. James F. Ladd, 1958 Roger Merb (Coach 1967-70) 1987 Roger D. Eicher, 1956 Lowell L. Snider, 1959 Ray Sumpter, 1951 John T. Szabo, 1960 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 1995 James W. Arnzen, 1980 Thomas F. Bauerle, 1970 Howard D. Johnson, 1970 Paul R. Ondrus, 1971

1996 James D. Amstutz, 1972 Alan R. Moore, 1959 Christine M. Slattery, 1979 Lori B. Ward, 1986 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 2007 Pam Borton, 1987 Michael England, 1974 Robin Harris, 1980

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

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

1999 Dennis Bostelman, 1988 Don F. Canfield, 1950 Joseph F. Dawson, 1950 Kenneth R. Rollins, 1956

2009 Cindy (Youtsey) Conner, 1992 David Scott, 1973 Mark Shine, 1974 Michael Wright, 1972

2000 Connie S. Collier, 1981 Gary L. Evans, 1970 James A. Glase, 1970 Martha E. Mallott, 1981 Darcy M. Robinson, 1983

2010 Rodger Geren, 1969 Timothy Lee, 1976 Tami (Moser) Lupton, 1998 Steven Wilkin, 1975

2001 Russell E. Glenn, 1954 A. Bernard Hatch, 1953 Kathy E. (Elliott) Krygier, 1973 Paul D. Yon, 1970 Linda (Laughrey) Zelms, 1971 2002 Elmo Faiella, 1953 Kevin Finfrock, 1986 Marcia (Burton) House, 1982 Holland Huss, 1951 Frank Lantz, Jr., 1968 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 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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2011 Jeff Boulton, 1984 Stanley Meinen, 1985 Tammy Parker, 1987

Walter Turner, 1982 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 2014 Megan M. Grieser (Thigpen) ‘03 Terry Morman ‘90 Charles E. Nafziger ‘73 Ernesto A. Vilar ‘79 Kevin C. Wierman ‘78 2015 Stephanie (Nafziger) Fetter ‘98 Paul “Larry” Flynn ‘80 Maurice “Marv” Rotondo ‘70 Michael Bixel ‘83 2016 Jodi (Sigman) Hybart ‘94 Roxane (Kruse) Kippen ‘98 James Bailey ‘81 Mike Groll ‘00 Jason Lee ‘95

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT HEAD COACHES

Tyler Ault Men’s/Women’s Tennis

Brie Brenner Volleyball

Kaycee Butt Women’s Golf

Cross Country/Track & Field

Ken Ciolek

Scott Cutter Men’s Basketball

Jodie Holava Softball

Fred Moore Men’s Golf

Jessica (Cox) Morris Women’s Basketball

Casey Goff Football

Jordan Valentine Men’s Soccer

Jenny Vincent Women’s Soccer

Derek Woodley Baseball

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 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. 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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HEARTLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 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 eightvarsity 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. HCAC Administration Chris Ragsdale - Commisioner Ryan Davis - Assistant Commissioner for Communications ******

www.heartlandconf.org HCAC Members

Anderson

Hanover

Bluffton

Manchester

Defiance

Mt. St. Joseph

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Franklin

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OPPONENT QUICK FACTS HOME

AWAY

BALDWIN WALLACE Game 1 September 1

7:00 pm

HOME

HOPE (MICH.)

FRANKLIN

Game 2 September 10 1:30 pm

Game 3 September 17

HOME

1:30 pm

ROSE-HULMAN Game 4 September 24

1:30 pm

Location........................................ Berea, Ohio Enrollment................................................3,023 Nickname..................................Yellow Jackets Colors................................... Brown and Gold Conference................................................OAC Head Coach.....................................John Snell Record at School (Years)...........89-53 (15th) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............7-3 (7-2) Sports Info. Director...................Kevin Ruple Office Phone............................ 440-826-2327 Email.......................................kruple@bw.edu Website.................www.bwyellowjacketscom Series Record................................DC trails 0-2 Last Meeting.........................BW, 60-0 (1920)

Location............................ Holland, Michigan Enrollment................................................3,200 Nickname...........................Flying Dutchmen Colors..................................Navy and Orange Conference..............................................MIAA Head Coach............................Peter Stuursma Record at School (Years)................0-0 (First) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............2-8 (0-6) Sports Info. Director...................Alan Babbitt Office Phone............................ 616-395-7856 Email.................................babbitt@hope.edu Website...................http://athletics.hope.edu Series Record................................DC leads 4-1 Last Meeting.........................HC, 40-7 (1999)

Location............................... Franklin, Indiana Enrollment................................................1,000 Nickname............................................Grizzlies Colors...............................navy and Old Gold Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach..............................Mike Leonard Record at School (Years).........100-43 (14th) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............8-3 (8-0) Sports Info. Director......................Dale Long Office Phone............................ 317-738-8184 Email..................dlong@franklincollege.edu Website..................www.franklingrizzlies.edu Series Record..............................DC trails 13-4 Last Meeting...................FC, 35-7 (11/7/15)

Location........................ Terre Haute, Indiana Enrollment................................................1,900 Nickname..........................Fightin’ Engineers Colors.............................Old Rose and White Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach.....................................Jeff Sokol Record at School (Years)..........32-18 (Sixth) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............8-2 (6-2) Sports Info. Director...................Kevin Lanke Office Phone............................ 812-877-8180 Email.......................lanke@rose-hulman.edu Website..................athletics.rose-hulman.edu Series Record........................................ Tied 5-5 Last Meeting...........RHIT, 42-7 (10/17/15)

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AWAY

HOME

AWAY

EARLHAM

Game 5 October 1

1:30 pm

Location...........................Richmond, Indiana Enrollment................................................1,200 Nickname............................................ Quakers Colors................................Maroon and White Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach.............................. Nick Johnson Record at School (Years)........0-10 (Second) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)............0-10 (0-8) Sports Info. Director.........Mitch Blankespoor Office Phone............................ 765-983-1795 Email..........................blankmi@earlham.edu Website..........................www.goearlham.com Series Record............................. DC leads 17-6 Last Meeting................DC, 51-7 (10/24/15) HOME

MT. ST. JOSEPH Game 9 November 5

MANCHESTER Game 6 October 8

ANDERSON

1:30 pm

Game 7 October 15

Location............................ Anderson, Indiana Enrollment................................................2,600 Nickname...............................................Ravens Colors..................................Orange and Black Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach.......................................John Sala Record at School (Years)........2-18 (Second) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............2-8 (2-6) Sports Info. Director....................Steve Heath Office Phone............................ 765-641-4479 Email..........................sjheath@anderson.edu Website........................ athletics.anderson.edu Series Record....................... DC leads 35-19-1 Last Meeting..............AC, 17-13 (10/31/15)

Location............ North Manchester, Indiana Enrollment................................................1,220 Nickname............................................Spartans Colors............................. Black and Old Gold Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach..................................Nate Jensen Record at School (Years)................0-0 (First) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............5-4 (5-3) Sports Info. Director..................Mark Adkins Office Phone............................ 260-982-5035 Email..................mtadkins@manchester.edu Website........................ www.muspartans.com Series Record...........................DC leads 28-21 Last Meeting.............MU, 42-21 (10/10/15)

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1:30 pm

Location................................Cincinnati, Ohio Enrollment................................................2,300 Nickname................................................. Lions Colors........................................Blue and Gold Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach...................................Rod Huber Record at School (Years)...........99-65 (16th) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............7-3 (6-2) Sports Info. Director...........Dane Neumeister Office Phone............................ 513-244-4927 Email.........dane_neumeister@mail.msj.edu Website............................www.msjsports.com Series Record............................DC trails 13-11 Last Meeting...............MSJ, 38-20 (9/19/15)

1:30 pm

BLUFFTON

Game 10 November 12 1:30 pm Location...................................Bluffton, Ohio Enrollment................................................1,117 Nickname..............................................Beavers Colors.......................Royal Purple and White Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach..............................Denny Dorrel Record at School (Years).......... 6-4 (Second) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............6-4 (5-3) Sports Info. Director...................Bill Hanefeld Office Phone............................ 419-358-3241 Email......................hanefeldb@bluffton.edu Website.............. www.bluffton.edu/athletics Series Record........................DC trails 44-45-2 Last Meeting..............BU, 35-14 (11/14/15)

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HANOVER

Game 8 October 29

1:30 pm

Location...............................Hanover, Indiana Enrollment................................................1,000 Nickname............................................Panthers Colors..........................................Red and Blue Conference.............................................HCAC Head Coach.................... Matthew Theobald Record at School (Years)................0-0 (First) Overall Record (Years)...........................Same 2015 Record (Conference)..............2-8 (2-6) Sports Info. Director...................Carter Cloyd Office Phone............................ 812-866-7010 Email...............................cloyd@hanover.edu Website...............www.hanover.edu/athletics Series Record............................DC trails 21-14 Last Meeting............. DC, 19-14 (09/26/15)


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SEASON PREVIEW DEFIANCE, OHIO - The Defiance College football team begins a new era with a new head coach in Casey Goff. Goff served as an assistant coach last season as the Defensive Coordinator and working with the safeties. Goff takes over a program that finished 2-8 overall in 2015 and 2-6 in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Yellow Jackets were picked to finish sixth in this season’s HCAC Preseason Coaches Poll. DC will bring in a host of new players that could battle for significant playing time in their first year with the program, but the Jackets will also bring back several experienced players, especially on the defensive side of the ball. QUARTERBACK DC will return two players at the quarterback position that saw playing time last season with junior Logan Scott (Curtice/Genoa) listed at the top of the depth chart going into the preseason. In 2015, Scott played in five games as the signal caller and ended the year with 48 completions in 131 attempts for a teambest 658 yards. He also tossed a team-high four TD passes. Joining Scott at the QB position will be fellow juniors John McKinney (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) and Morgan Dougherty (Cambridge/Buckeye Trail). McKinney saw time in two games last season in a backup role and completed 11 passes for 75 yards. Dougherty will move from his wide receiver position to quarterback this year to provide a third option at QB for the Jackets in 2016. RUNNING BACKS Defiance rushed for 1,536 total yards in 2015 and averaged 153.6 yards per game on the ground. This season, sophomores Corey Bennett (Tampa, Fla./Blake), Jeff Watson (Fort Wayne,

Ind./Homestead) and junior Tyler Gillig (Tiffin/ Tiffin Columbian) will be the featured players at the position coming into the season. Bennett did not play last season as a freshman, but could see significant time in the backfield this fall. Watson has the most experience running the ball of the featured backs with 63 carries in 2015 for 139 yards (2.2 yards per carry. He averaged 19.9 yards per game in seven games played. Gillig could have a versatile role this season lining up both in the backfield as a fullback and as a tight end. Last year, Gillig’s only stats came on special teams with one kick return for two yards. He also had one tackle. Also listed at the running back slot as returners who could provide depth this season include senior Andy Foore (Swanton) and sophomores Wyatt Cadmus (Britton, Mich./Tecumseh) and Tanner Hughes (Pierceton, Ind./Whitko). Both Foore and Hughes recorded carries last fall with Foore ending the season with 52 yards in 12 attempts (4.3 yards per carry) and Hughes rushed for 177 yards on 51 rushes (3.5 yards per carry) to go along with one TD. TIGHT ENDS The tight end position will be headlined by senior Tom Woehnker (Kendallville, Ind./East Noble) and Gillig. Woehnker is the lone returner who recorded offensive statistics at the TE spot with four receptions for 115 yards and one score which came against Mount St. Joseph University in a tworeception, 41-yard effort. Joining Woehnker and Gillig at the position this season will be junior Chase McLendon (Imlay City, Mich./Imlay City). McLendon moves from his wide receiver role a year ago and will provide depth at the position. Used primarily as an extra blocker last season, the tight end role could increase in 2016 as another target for the DC quarterbacks to throw to. WIDE RECEIVERS The DC receiving corps will have a lot of new faces for the QBs to throw to, but will also return a few experienced players led by senior Cody Wilson (McComb). Last season, Wilson earned honorable mention All-HCAC honors for the second consecutive season. He led the Jackets in several statistical categories as a junior including: rushing, receiving, all-purpose yards and was in the top-three in both scoring and total offense. He ended the 2015 season with 369 yards on the ground (9.2 yards per carry) with three TD, caught a team-high 45 passes for 409 yards (9.1 yards per catch) and two scores and accumulated 889 all-purpose yards (369 rushing, 409 receiving, 46 yards on punt returns and 65 yards on kickoffs). Wilson found the endzone a team-leading five times for 30 points to finish second on the team. In addition to Wilson, look for sophomore Nate Roberts (St. Petersburg, Fla./Boca Ciega) to be a featured wideout in the passing attack. In his first season with the program, Roberts had seven

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receptions for 70 yards (10.0 yards per catch) and one TD. Also returning for his second season will be sophomore Joe Webb (West Alexandria/Twin Valley South). Last season, Webb saw all of his playing time as a member of junior varsity team and will look to battle for playing time in his second season as a Yellow Jacket. OFFENSIVE LINE DC’s offensive line unit will be one of the most experienced on the team as seven players return who all saw significant playing, with multiple starts, in 2015. The majority of the squad will also be made up of several upperclassmen led by seniors Clayton Fox (Berlin Heights/Edison), Joey Rebottaro (Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh) and Kenny Miller (Royal Oak, Mich./Shrine Catholic). The trio started every game they played in 2015 and helped the Yellow Jackets record 2,533 yards of total offense (1,536 rushing and 997 passing). Complimenting the three seniors will be a strong group of juniors who could fight their way to the top of the depth chart in Reed Guerin (West Palm Beach, Fla./Park Vista), Lucas Singleton (Loveland, Colo./Loveland), Donte Owens (Clinton Twp., Mich./Clintondale) and Brian Jackson (Melbourne, Fla./Eau Gallie). They all saw playing time in multiple games as sophomores and that experience gives the Jackets the luxury of a deep depth chart at several positions along the “O-line.” One player who made an impact for DC as a freshman last season was Casey Helton (Defiance/ Tinora). Helton played in six games as a newcomer, including making three starts. He will again be a key member of the offensive line fraternity this season who could secure a starting spot on a regular basis.


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SEASON PREVIEW Also making their return this fall is junior Paul Collins (Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lyman) and sophomore Zach Morris (Defiance). Both players were members of the JV squad as freshmen and will look for an increased role in 2016. DEFENSIVE LINE As a unit, the DC defense was again one of the top defenses in the HCAC, ranking in the topfive in total defense. The Jackets had one of the best rushing defenses in the league finishing third amongst HCAC schools allowing 135.8 yards per game. The DC defense also scored its share of touchdowns last season, ending the season with a combined five scores with three interceptions for TD and two fumbles for TD to rank in a tie for third nationally. The defensive line will return two starters in Senior Matt DeVore (Van Buren) and junior Greg Ward, Jr. (Ypsilanti, Mich./Ypsilanti). DeVore played in all 10 games and was sixth on the team in tackles last season with 42 (17 solo and 25 assists). He was also amongst the team leaders in tackles for loss with 7.5 for 17 yards. In addition, he added one interception, which he returned for a TD, and a fumble recovery. Following the season, he was tabbed as a second-team All-HCAC honoree. Ward also played in all 10 games last fall and totaled 24 tackles (15 solo and nine assists) with five tackles for loss, including a pair of quarterback sacks. Junior Dan Delorieux (Tampa, Fla./East Bay) joins DeVore and Ward as someone who saw significant playing time during the 2015 campaign. Delorieux played in eight games as a sophomore and had 24 tackles (12 solo and 12 assists). He added 6.5 tackles for loss, with 1.5 sacks, in addition to a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Another player to watch this season that could

make an impact for the Jackets is junior Bryan Mestre (Hialeah, Fla./Mater Academy). A year ago, Mestre played in four games coming off the bench and made two tackles (two solo). Completing the list of returning players are sophomores Savontre Vaughn (Defiance), James Barankoski (Bloomingdale, Mich./Bloomingdale) and Noah Beach (Lima/Ada). Both Vaughn and Barankoski saw playing time as freshman with Vaughn playing in four games and making two tackles (one solo and one assist). Barankoski played in one varsity game and Beach was a member of the JV team as a freshman. LINEBACKERS Leading the linebacking corp this fall will be the duo of senior Keandre Gilmer (Toledo/Rogers) and sophomore Jalin Nealy (Pontiac, Mich./West Bloomfield). Gilmer was a second-team All-HCAC selection in 2015 following a season that saw him make a team and career-high 77 tackles (48 solo and 29 assists). Gilmer recorded four games of 10 or more tackles, including a career-best 13 stops against Mount St. Joseph University. He also led the team in tackles for loss with 13, two of which were sacks. He also accounted for two interceptions, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Nealy garnered honorable mention All-Conference accolades as a freshman finishing just behind Gilmer in tackles with 63 (31 solo and 32 assists) and was also second in tackles for loss with 10. He tied Gilmer in sacks (two) in addition to forcing one fumble. In addition to Gilmer and Nealy, the Jackets returns junior Alex Frick (Kendallville, Ind./East Knoble) and sophomore Beau Massingill (Monroe, Mich./Monroe). Frick saw action in eight games in 2015 and had a total of eight tackles (six solo and two assists) with a tackle for loss, a fumble recovery and forced fumble. Massingill saw limited time in a backup role a year ago and could battle for increased duties this season. DEFENSIVE BACKS The Defiance secondary will return the most experienced players from last year with several talented players. At the corner positions, look for the duo of senior Kenny Jones (Toledo/Bowsher) and junior Jerome Davis (Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter) to be the leaders. Jones earned All-HCAC honors last season as a second-team pick after posting 39 total tackles (29 solo and 10 assists), including one tackle for loss. He led the team with four interceptions, including returning one interception for TD. He also recorded one fumble return for TD of 90 yards setting a school record for longest fumble return in a game. In addition, Jones had two blocked kicks. Davis played in all 10 games last fall and had 21 total tackles (12 solo and nine assists). He tallied one tackle for loss to go along with one interception, three pass breakups and one fumble recovery. At the safety position, look for the trio of juniors Markell Moncrief (Farmington Hills, Mich./

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Southfield Lathrup), Jacob Bickel (Fort Wayne, Ind./ Concordia Lutheran) and sophomore Beau Barkley (Churubusco, Ind./Churubusco) to compete for the starting roles. Moncrief was fourth on the team in total tackles with 53 (36 solo and 17 assisted) during his sophomore campaign. He had five tackles for a loss, including 1.5 sacks. Moncrief also recorded a fumble return finished tied for second on the team in pass breakups with five. Bickel saw playing time in six games last year and totaled nine tackles (six solo and three assists) to go along with an interception. Barkley made the most of his “rookie” season, playing in all 10 games and placed fifth on the team in tackles with 45 (29 solo and 16 assists). He had three tackles for loss, including a half sack, with a fumble recovery, two pass breakups and also a blocked kick. Other players to watch in the secondary this season are junior Kolton Davis (Toledo/Bowsher) and sophomore Cody Brown (Grass Lake, Mich./ Grass Lake). In addition, sophomore Brandon Knapp (Michigan Center, Mich./Michigan Center) will take on a new role as a member of the secondary after beginning his Yellow Jacket career as a wide receiver as a freshman. All three players could compete for playing time this season. SPECIAL TEAMS The place kicking duties for DC this season will be held by senior Seth Bauer (Findlay/Arcadia). It will be a new responsibility for Bauer after serving as the team’s top punter last year. The punting duties will now fall on freshman, Jared White (Lisbon/ David Anderson).


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PRESEASON NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. 1 Cody Wilson RB 2 Logan Scott QB 3 Brandon Knapp WR 4 Andy Foore RB 5 Jerome Davis DB 6 Kendrick Harvey RB 6 Kenny Jones CB 7 Lamar Dixon CB 8 Joe Webb WR 9 John McKinney QB 10 Beau Barkley S 10 Nate Roberts WR 11 Jalin Nealy LB 11 Jared White WR 12 Kolton Davis CB 13 Jeff Watson RB 14 Pierce Vermillion WR 15 Jason Santora WR 16 Morgan Dougherty QB 18 Davonte Walwyn WR 19 Steven Elliott S 20 Quenell Rutledge WR 21 Dalin Brown CB 22 Wyatt Cadmus RB 23 Keandre Gilmer LB 24 Corey Bennett WR 25 Chris Hilaire CB 26 Demaria Washington RB 27 Charles Stacey CB 29 Chris Beard RB 30 DeVonte Cravin WR 30 Beau Massingill LB 31 Markell Moncrief DB 32 Cody Brown LB 33 Tyrone Johnson S 34 Jordan Willingham S 35 Jacob Bickel S 36 Alex Frick LB 38 Marquis Montemoino WR 39 Tyler Gillig RB

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

Ht. 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-5 5-10 5-8 6-1 5-6 5-10 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-3 5-9 5-9 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-0 5-6 5-10 5-5 6-1 5-7 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-8 5-7 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-8 5-7 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-1

Wt. 188 194 187 169 154 175 168 156 195 189 180 185 254 220 175 189 165 192 194 191 167 150 185 152 197 169 170 185 138 190 163 210 205 210 173 150 205 225 165 230

Hometown (High School) McComb, Curtice (Genoa) Michigan Ctr., Mich. (Michigan Ctr.) Swanton, Jupiter, Fla. (Jupiter) Clearwater, Fla. (Clearwater) Toledo (Bowsher) Woodmere (Orange) West Alexandria (Twin Valley South) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Northrop) Churubusco, Ind (Churubusco) St. Petersburg, Fla. (Boca Ciega) Pontiac, Mich. (West Bloomfield) Lisbon (David Anderson) Toledo (Bowsher) Fort Wayne, Ind. (Homestead) St. Cloud, Fla. (Alder Wood Acad.) Avon Cambridge (Buckeye Trail) Orlando, Fla. (Wekiva) Cumming, Ga. (North Forsyth) Deltona, Fla. (University) Port St. Lucie, Fla. (St. Lucie West Centennial)

Britton, Mich. (Tecumseh) Toledo, (Rogers) Tampa, Fla. (Blake)

Altamonte Springs, Fla. (Lake Brantley)

Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Inlet Grove) Anthony, Fla. (North Marion) Luling, La. (Hahnville) Monroe, Mich. (Monroe) Farmington Hills, Mich. (Southfield Lathrup)

Grass Lake, Mich. (Grass Lake) Apopka, Fla. (Lake Brantley) Tampa, Fla. (Alonso)

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Concordia Lutheran)

Kendallville, Ind. (East Knoble) Orlando, Fla. (East River) Tiffin (Tiffin Columbian)

No. Name 41 Shane Smith 42 Tanner Hughes 43 Kamrin Eaton 44 Matt DeVore 46 Nate Hicks 47 Ryan Charles 48 Shane Welsh 49 Jorian Beery 52 Bryan Mestre 54 Noah Beach 55 Greg Ward Jr 58 Reed Guerin 60 Clayton Fox 61 Bryce Kline 62 Lucas Singleton 67 Donte Owens 68 Casey Helton 71 Matthew Groves 72 Isaiah Davis 72 Connor Sisty 73 Joey Rebottaro 74 Zach Morris 75 Brian Jackson 76 Paul Collins 77 Kenny Miller 78 Muad Motan 79 DeQuain Butler 80 Derek Angelone 84 Jacob Vorce 85 Seth Bauer 86 Chase McLendon 87 Dylan Harris 88 Tom Woehnker 93 James Barankoski 94 Daiton Lemmon 96 Ricardo Jimenez 97 Austin Pearish 98 Austin Strickland 99 Dan Delorieux

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Pos. LB RB S DL S LB LB FB DL DL DL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL WR TE WR WR WR TE DL DL DE DL DL DL

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

Ht. 5-11 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-9 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-1 5-8 6-1 6-0 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-1 6-4 5-9 6-1 6-2 6-2 5-10 6-2 5-10 6-1 5-11 6-1

Wt. 192 196 175 213 200 205 185 241 212 202 300 300 240 230 276 278 290 240 230 250 312 270 290 315 278 325 306 195 200 186 208 165 233 230 233 216 252 290 245

Hometown (High School) Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Edinburgh) Pierceton, Ind. (Whitko) Aldie, Va. (John Champe) Van Buren, Toledo (Toledo Early College) Wellington, Fla. (Palm Beach Central) Parma (Holy Name) Wadsworth Hialeah, Fla. (Mater Academy) Lima, (Ada) Ypsilanti, Mich. (Ypsilanti) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Park Vista) Berlin Heights (Edison) Keego Harbor, Mich. (West Bloomfield)

Loveland, Colo. (Loveland)

Clinton Township, Mich. (Clintondale)

Defiance (Tinora) Findlay (Liberty Benton) Galion Petersburgh, Mich. (Ida) Tecumseh, Mich. (Tecumseh) Defiance Melbourne, Fla. (Eau Gallie) Altamonte Springs, Fla. (Lyman) Royal Oak, Mich. (Shrine Catholic) Ann Arbor, Mich. (Pioneer) Canton (McKinley) Gibsonburg Paw Paw, Mich. (Paw Paw) Findlay (Arcadia) Imlay City, Mich. (Imlay City) Marblehead (Danbury) Kendallville, Ind. (East Noble) Bloomingdale, Mich. (Bloomingdale) Hudson, Mich. (Morenci) Cooper City, Fla. (Cooper City) Wawasee, Ind. (Wawasee) Mt. Gilead Tampa, Fla. (East Bay)


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Cody Wilson

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Logan Scott

3 Brandon Knapp

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Kenny Jones

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Lamar Dixon

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Joe Webb

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Jalin Nealy

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Jared White

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Jerome Davis

6 Kendrick Harvey

9 John McKinney

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Beau Barkley

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Nate Roberts

Kolton Davis

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14 Pierce Vermillion

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Jason Santora

20 Quenell Rutledge

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Dalin Brown

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Wyatt Cadmus

Charles Stacey

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Chris Beard

16 Morgan Daugherty

18 Davonte Walwyn

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Steve Elliott

23 Keandre Gilmer

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Chris Hilaire

Corey Bennett

Andy Foore

Jeff Watson

26 Demaria Washington 27

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Cody Brown

33 Tyrone Johnson

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Tyler Gillig

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Shane Smith

42 Tanner Hughes

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Ryan Charles

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Shane Welsh

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Jorian Beery

Reed Guerin

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Clayton Fox

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Bryce Kline

Matt Groves

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Connor Sisty

30 Beau Massingill

30 DeVonte Cravin

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Jacob Bickel

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Alex Frick

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Kamrin Eaton

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Matt DeVore

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Bryan Mestre

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Noah Beach

55 Greg Ward, Jr.

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Donte Owens

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62 Lucas Singleton

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31 Markell Moncrief

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Marquis Montemoino

Nate Hicks

Casey Helton

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Isaiah Davis

34 Jordan Willingham


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73 Joey Rebottaro

79 DeQuain Butler

88 Tom Woehnker

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Zach Morris

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Brian Jackson

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Paul Collins

Derek Angelone

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Jacob Vorce

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Seth Bauer

93 James Barankoski

94 Daiton Lemmon

96 Ricardo Jimenez

99 Dan Delorieux

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Muad Motan

86 Chase McLendon

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Dylan Harris

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98 Austin Strickland

Kenny Miller

Austin Pearish


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COACHING STAFF

Casey Goff Head Coach • First Year • Montrose, Pa. • Susquehanna (Pa.) University, 2000 The Goff File • 2001-02 - Muhlenberg (Pa.) College • 2004-06 - Cortland State (N.Y.) University - 2005 New Jersey Ath. Conference Champs. • 2006-07 - Rhodes (Tenn.) College • 2007-10 - Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College - 2007 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Champions - NCAA Tournament Appearance (2008) • 2010-13 - Kings (Pa.) College • 2013-14 - Salve (R.I.) Regina University - 2014 ECAC Northeast Bowl Champions • 2015 - Defiance College Assistant Coach • 2016 - Named the 32nd Football Head Coach in Defiance College History Casey Goff was promoted to Head Football Coach in the early spring of 2016 and will be in his first season at the helm this fall. Goff will begin his second season overall with the Yellow Jacket program after serving as the Defensive Coordinator/ Safeties Coach in 2015. In addition to being the head coach, he will also retain his previous responsiblities as Defensive Coordinator. In his first season with DC, Goff ’s defense accounted for 22 takeaways with 14 interceptions and eight fumbles. The Jacket defense also allowed the fourth fewest yards in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (357.0 ypg.), including the third fewest rushing yards (136.3 ypg.). His team led the HCAC in defensive touchdowns with five and ranked in a tie for third nationally amongst Division III schools. Coach Goff brings a wealth of experience and a championship background to the Defiance football program. Goff comes to Defiance after a two-year stint as the defensive coordinator at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I. After leading the New England Football Conference

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(NEFC) in total defense in 2013, the Hawks took another step forward in 2014 winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Northeast Bowl. During his tenure, Goff helped coach 11 All-Conference selections, two All-Americans and the 2013 NEFC Defensive Player of the Year. Goff ’s experience with an attacking 4-2-5 defense began at Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) College, where he worked as an assistant from 2007-2010. As Co-Defensive Coordinator in 2008, the Presidents lead the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) in total defense and finished an 11-2 season with a trip to the NCAA National Quarterfinals. Goff ’s defenses ranked nationally in several statistical categories and tops in the PAC on multiple occasions which helped lead to a PAC Championship in 2007. Since 2007, Goff has coached 19 All-Conference selections, four AllAmericans, and his teams have competed in the postseason five times. Goff ’s extensive coaching experience also includes stops at King’s (Pa.) College (2010-13), Rhodes (Tenn.) College (2006-07), Cortland State (N.Y.) University (2004-06) and Muhlenberg (Pa.) College (2001-02). All of his coaching positions were on the defensive side of the ball and included some of the top defensive squads not only at the conference level, but nationally as well. While at Cortland, Goff helped lead the Red Dragons to a New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship in 2005 and a spot in the NCAA Playoffs. Goff is a 2000 graduate of Susquehanna (Pa.) University where he earned a degree in history. He was also a three-year letterwinner as a member of the Crusader football team. As an outside linebacker and member of the defensive line, he helped his team finish as the Middle Athletic Conference Commonwealth League Champions in 1999.


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Don Lappe

Colby Erskin

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• Graduate Assistant/WR/Strength & Conditioning

Recruiting Coord./Offensive Line Second Year New Hampton, N.Y. Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 2011

• First Year • Tampa, Fla. • University of South Florida, 2011

Don Lappe will begin his second season as a member of the Defiance football coaching staff in 2016 and will coach the defensive line as well as serving as the recruiting coordinator. Lappe will start his collegiate coaching career following a four-year stint at John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, N.Y. During his time at Burke H.S., Lappe was the offensive/defensive line coach and was later named the defensive coordinator. In addition, Lappe had experience on special teams coordinating field goal and extra point teams. Lappe was involved in all aspects of coaching that included creating scouting reports, working with video and video editing software, developing practice plans supervising strength and conditioning workouts and creating playbooks. In 2014, Lappe was a member of a coaching staff that helped the Eagles finish as New York State Section IX Class B Finalists. The year prior, Lappe also helped lead Burke to a Section IX Class C Championship and also as a New York State Class C Quarterfinalist. Following the 2014 campaign, he went on to serve as an offensive line coach for the New York Section IX Exceptional Senior All-Star Game. In addition to coaching football at Burke, Lappe also helped out with the Eagle indoor track team as a Thrower’s Coach in the shot put and weight throw. He also aided the Lacrosse program as head coach of the junior varsity program. Lappe is a 2011 graduate of Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y. and was a double major earning degrees in media & society and history. He was a three-year member of the Hobart football team as an offensive lineman.

Aaron Mershman • • • •

Colby Erskin will be in his first year with the Defiance College football team in 2016 as an assistant coach. Erskin, a Tampa, Fla. native, is a 2009 graduate of the University of South Florida where he earned a degree in criminology. While at South Florida, Erskin was a member of the football program. During his time at USF, the Bulls made five bowl appearances, including the program’s first ever bowl appearance in 2005 and the first bowl game victory in 2006. As a student-athlete, Erskin earned a football scholarship and was named to the Big East All-Academic Team twice (2006 and 2009) and was part of a team that was ranked as high as number two in the Associated Press national poll. Erskin has had coaching experience at the high school level with stops at South View (N.C.) High School and Stranahan (Fla.) High School. At South View, he coached the quarterbacks (October 2015 - November 2015) and at Stranahan, Erskin served as the offensive coordinator as well as the strength and conditioning coach in 2014. His coaching experiences began in 2004 when he began private coaching lessons. In 2014, Erskin began the Stranahan High School offensive coordinator on the coaching staff. During that school year, he was also the track and field assistant coach, strength and conditioning coach for all sports, and the interim head football coach during the spring ball season. In addition, he has had vast experiences in coaching players on an individual basis that includes past and current college players as well as players who went on to compete in the National Football League (NFL). Erskin holds several certifications such as Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as ISSA Certified Trainer and CPR/AED certifications.

Nathan Freese

Offensive Coordinator/QB Second Year Bowling Green, Ohio Ball State (Ind.) University, 2012

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The 2016 season will mark the second year for Aaron Mershman as a member of the Defiance football coaching staff. Coach Mershman previously mentored the offensive line at Ball State University in Muncie, Ind. before coming to DC. At BSU, Mershman worked closely with Coach John Strollo, who is widely regarded as one of the best and most innovative teachers of offensive line play in the country. Prior to his most recent stint at Ball State, Mershman was a graduate assistant at Bowling Green State University in 2013, where he worked with the defensive line. The Falcons won the Mid-American Conference Championship and competed in a bowl game during his time on staff. Mershman began his coaching career as a student assistant at Ball State in 2012. After a successful run as quarterback of the Bowling Green (Ohio) High School football team, Mershman played tight end for Ball State University from 2009-2011 under coaches Brady Hoke and Pete Lembo. As a student-athlete at Ball State, he was a two-year letterwinner and earned honorable mention Academic All-MAC accolades.

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Graduate Assistant/DB/Film Coordinator First Year Hebron, Ky. Hanover (Ind.) College, 2016

Nathan Freese will be in his first season with the Defiance College football program in 2016 as a graduate assistant coach. Freese is a 2016 graduate of Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference rival Hanover (Ind.) College where he earned a degree in history. In addition to his studies at Hanover, he was also a four-year member of the Panther football team, including starting as a defensive back in his junior and senior seasons. For his career at Hanover, Freese played in 17 games and had a total of 47 tackles (33 solo and 14 assists). He also had 1.5 tackles for loss to go along with two forced fumbles and one interception. Freese also traveled to Europe as part of the Global Football Program that included a matchup with a team from Scotland. Freese will be working towards a Master’s degree at Defiance in business administration and is scheduled to complete the program in May of 2018.


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Tim Hornick • • • •

Graduate Assistant/DL/Academic Coord. First Year Windber, Pa. Saint Francis (Pa.) University, 2015

Tim Hornick will be in his first year with the Defiance College football team in 2016 as an assistant coach. Hornick, a Windber, Pa. native, graduated in May of 2015 from Saint Francis (Pa.) University with a Bachelor’s of Science in criminal justice and a minor in business administration. Hornick transferred to Saint Francis after spending two years in the University of Pittsburgh school system at both the Pittsburgh and Johnstown, Pa. campuses. Hornick’s coaching expereince began in 2012 as an assistant football coach at Bishop McCort Catholic High School in Johnstown, Pa. While there, he helped with the offensive and defensive lines as well as serving as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. Hornick held both positions prior to taking on his new role at DC. While at Defiance, Hornick is working towards a master’s in business administration and will graduate in May of 2018.

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Cody Wiggins

Nick Eberly

• Student Assistant/Assistant DB • Second Year

• Student Manager • Second Year

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Zach Weber

• Student Manager • First Year

• Student Manager • First Year

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2015 RESULTS AND STATISTICS RECORD: All Games Conference Non-Conference

Overall 2-8 2-6 0-2

Home 2-2 2-2 0-0

Date Opponent W/L 9-05-2015 Adrian (Mich.) College L 9-12-2015 Centre (Ky.) College L 9-19-2015 Mount St. Josseph* L 9-26-2015 HANOVER (IND.)* W 10-10-2015 MANCHESTER (IND.)* L 10-17-2015 Rose-Hulman (Ind.)* L 10-24-2015 EARLHAM (IND.)* W 10-31-2015 ANDERSON(IND.)* L 11-07-2015 FRANKLIN (IND.)* L 11-14-2015 BLUFFTON* L Score by qrtrs Defiance Opponents

Away 0-6 0-4 0-2 Score 31-13 25-8 38-20 19-14 42-21 42-7 51-7 17-13 35-7 35-14

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT 48 35 59 31 0 73 125 52 36 0

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game

DC 173 17.3 142 88 42 12 1536 1867 331 441 3.5 153.6 10 997 86-230-9 4.3 11.6 153.6 10 2533 671 3.8 253.3 43-747 21-271 14-137 17.4 12.9 9.2 31-12 58-539 539 75-2526 33.7 30.2 31:27 39-154 25% 7/22 32% 18-117 42 22 7-9 0-0 15-26 58 % 11-26 42% 18-21 86% 4278 4/1070

Total 173 286 OPP 286 28.6 166 64 86 16 1358 1644 286 358 3.8 135.8 20 2212 164-296-14 7.5 13.5 135.8 20 3570 654 5.5 357.0 33-603 18-198 9-112 18.3 11.0 12.4 11-8 76-760 76.0 61-2185 35.8 29.1 29:57 48-145 33% 6/17 35% 17-97 42 39 4-10 0-0 21-30 70% 19-30 63% 38-38 100% 7004 6/1167

RUSHING Cody Wilson Anthony Righi Andre Adderly Tanner Hughes Jeffrey Watson Logan Scott Andy Foore Tyler Showalter Justin Mersch Dalin Brown Jalin Nealy Seth Bauer Andrew Prielipp Marcus Pompey Beau Barkley John McKinney TEAM...... Totals...... Opponents...

GP Att 10 40 8 107 7 84 8 51 7 63 5 37 10 12 9 12 5 6 8 8 10 2 7 1 8 2 1 1 10 1 2 11 6 3 10 441 10 358

Gain Loss Net 375 6 369 393 33 360 399 97 302 193 16 177 183 44 139 131 56 75 57 5 52 38 2 36 32 0 32 30 12 18 10 0 10 6 0 6 6 0 6 3 0 3 0 3 -3 11 32 -21 0 25 -25 1867 331 1536 1644 286 1358

PASSING GP Effic Cmp-Att-Int Logan Scott 5 78.2 48-131-7 Andre Adderly 7 78.5 25-67-2 John McKinney 2 72.1 11-24-0 Dalin Brown 8 35.8 2-7-0 Andrew Prielipp 8 0.0 0-1-0 Total... 10 76.0 86-230-9 Opponent... 10 125.4 164-296-14 RECEIVING Cody Wilson Devin Bolden Andy Foore Nate Roberts Tom Woehnker Tyler Showalter Devin Logan Anthony Righi Jeffrey Watson Cody Wiggins Corey Bennett Total... Opponent...

Pct 36.6 37.3 45.8 28.6 0.0 37.4 55.4

GP No. Yards 10 45 409 8 13 229 10 7 105 10 7 70 8 4 115 9 2 22 3 2 19 8 2 11 7 2 -2 10 1 11 1 1 8 10 86 997 10 164 2212

Avg TD Lg Avg/G 9.2 3 41 36.9 3.4 2 29 45.0 3.6 2 30 43.1 3.5 1 14 22.1 2.2 0 20 19.9 2.0 1 16 15.0 4.3 0 15 5.2 3.0 1 7 4.0 5.3 0 16 6.4 2.2 0 7 2.2 5.0 0 5 1.0 6.0 0 6 0.9 3.0 0 4 0.8 3.0 0 3 3.0 -3.0 0 0 -0.3 -1.9 0 8 -10.5 -8.3 0 0 -4.2 3.5 10 41 153.6 3.8 20 81 135.8 Yards TD Lg Avg/G 658 4 54 131.6 258 3 40 36.9 75 0 11 37.5 6 0 5 0.8 0 0 0 0.0 997 7 54 99.7 2212 15 60 221.2

Avg TD Lg Avg/G 9.1 2 37 40.9 17.6 3 40 28.6 15.0 0 52 10.5 10.0 1 29 7.0 28.8 1 54 14.4 11.0 0 12 2.4 9.5 0 10 6.3 5.5 0 10 1.4 -1.0 0 0 -0.3 11.0 0 11 1.1 8.0 0 8 8.0 11.6 7 54 99.7 13.5 15 60 221.2

PUNT RETURNS Andrew Feldhaus Cody Wilson Alex Frick Total... Opponent...

No. 17 3 1 21 18

Yards 197 46 28 271 198

Avg 11.6 15.3 28.0 12.9 11.0

TD 0 0 0 0 1

Lg 39 21 28 39 65

KICK RETURNS Nate Roberts Devin Bolden Cody Wilson Kolton Davis Tyler Gillig Andrew Feldhaus Totals... Opponent...

No. 18 15 5 3 1 1 43 33

Yards 378 280 65 22 2 0 747 603

Avg 21.0 18.7 13.0 7.3 2.0 0.0 17.4 18.3

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Lg 10 36 18 23 2 0 36 39

INTERCEPTIONS Kenny Jones Keandre Gilmer Cody Wiggins Dalin Brown Jerome Davis Kolton Davis Jacob Bickel Greg Ward Jr. Matt DeVore

No. 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

Yards 12 0 15 16 11 39 0 1 43

Avg 3.0 0.0 7.5 16.0 11.0 39.0 0.0 1.0 43.0

TD 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

Lg 10 0 15 16 11 39 0 1 43

FUMBLE RETURNS Kenny Jones Markell Moncrie Matt DeVore Alex Frick Total... Opponents...

No. 1 1 1 1 4 1

Yards 90 19 13 8 130 37

Avg 90.0 19.0 13.0 8.0 32.5 37.0

TD 1 1 0 0 2 2

Lg 90 19 13 8 90 37

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2015 RESULTS AND STATISTICS SCORING Tyler L’Heureux Cody Wilson Devin Bolden Anthony Righi Andre Adderly Kenny Jones Logan Scott Tanner Hughes Tyler Showalter Tom Woehnker Kolton Davis Matt DeVore Markell Moncrie Nate Roberts TEAM Total... Opponents...

TD FGs 0 7-9 5 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - - - 22 7-9 39 4-10

TOTAL OFFENSE Logan Scott Andre Adderly Cody Wilson Anthony Righi Tanner Hughes Jeffrey Watson John McKinney Andy Foore Tyler Showalter Justin Mersch Dalin Brown Jalin Nealy Seth Bauer Andrew Prielipp Marcus Pompey Beau Barkley TEAM Total... Opponents... ALL PURPOSE Cody Wilson Devin Bolden Nate Roberts Anthony Righi Andre Adderly Andrew Feldhaus Tanner Hughes Andy Foore Jeffrey Watson Tom Woehnker Logan Scott Kolton Davis Tyler Showalter Matt DeVore Dalin Brown Justin Mersch Alex Frick Cody Wiggins Devin Logan Kenny Jones Jerome Davis Jalin Nealy Corey Bennett Seth Bauer Andrew Prielipp Marcus Pompey Tyler Gillig Greg Ward Jr. Beau Barkley John McKinney TEAM Total... Opponents...

GP 5 7 10 8 8 7 2 10 9 5 8 10 7 8 1 10 6 10 10

PUNTING Seth Bauer Tom Woehnker TEAM

Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts 17-20 0-1 - - - - 38 - - - - - - 30 - - - - - - 18 - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - 12 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - - 6 - - - - - 1 2 18-21 0-1 - - - 1 173 38-38 - 1 1-1 - - 286 Plays 168 151 40 107 51 63 35 12 12 6 15 2 1 3 1 1 3 671 654

Rush 75 302 369 360 177 139 -21 52 36 32 18 10 6 6 3 -3 -25 1536 1358

GP Rush Rcv PR 10 369 409 46 8 0 229 0 10 0 70 0 8 360 11 0 7 302 0 0 10 0 0 197 8 177 0 0 10 52 105 0 7 139 -2 0 8 0 115 0 5 75 0 0 9 0 0 0 9 36 22 0 10 0 0 0 8 18 0 0 5 32 0 0 8 0 0 28 10 0 11 0 3 0 19 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 10 0 0 1 0 8 0 7 6 0 0 8 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 10 -3 0 0 2 -21 0 0 6 -25 0 0 10 1536 997 271 10 1358 2212 198

Pass 658 258 0 0 0 0 75 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 997 2212 KR 65 280 378 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 747 603

Total 733 560 369 360 177 139 54 52 36 32 24 10 6 6 3 -3 -25 2533 3570

IR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 43 16 0 0 15 0 12 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 137 112

No. Yards Avg Lg TB FC I20 50+ Blkd 49 1566 32.0 63 1 14 10 4 0 25 960 38.4 66 2 4 4 4 1 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0

KICKOFFS Tyler L’Heureux Bobby Black Total... Opponent...

No. 35 2 37 52

FG SEQUENCE Adrian Centre Mount St. Joseph Hanover (Ind.) Manchester (Ind.) Rose-Hulman Earlham (Ind.) Anderson Franklin Bluffton

Avg/G 146.6 80.0 36.9 45.0 22.1 19.9 27.0 5.2 4.0 6.4 3.0 1.0 0.9 0.8 3.0 -0.3 -4.2 253.3 357.0

Yards 1937 96 2033 2828

Avg 55.3 48.0 54.9 54.4

DEFIANCE 42 30 (37), (40) (29), (30) - - (44) (38), (21) - -

TB 3 0 3 8

OB 1 0 1 1

OPPONENTS 42, (38), 37 37, (41) 51, (41) 20 (23) 41 -

Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS Rushes 27 Yards Rushing 120 TD Rushes 2 Long Rush 41 Pass attempts 56 Pass completions 23 Yards Passing 243 TD Passes 2 2 Long Pass 54 Receptions 12 Yards Receiving 116 TD Receptions 2 2 Long Reception 54 Field Goals 2 2 2 Long Field Goal 44 Punts 10 10 Punting Avg 40.8 Long Punt 66 Long Punt Return 39 Long Kickoff Return 36 36 36 Tackles 16 Sacks 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 Tackles For Loss 3.0 Interceptions 2 2

Tot Avg/G 889 88.9 509 63.6 448 44.8 371 46.4 302 43.1 197 19.7 177 22.1 157 15.7 137 19.6 115 14.4 75 15.0 61 6.8 58 6.4 43 4.3 34 4.2 32 6.4 28 3.5 26 2.6 19 6.3 12 1.2 11 1.1 10 1.0 8 8.0 6 0.9 6 0.8 3 3.0 2 0.3 1 0.1 -3 -0.3 -21 -10.5 -25 -4.2 3688 368.8 4483 448.3

FIELD GOALS M-Att Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Long Blk Tyler L’Heureux 7-9 77.8 0-0 2-2 3-1 2-3 0-0 44 1

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Anthony Righi at Anderson (10-31-2015) Anthony Righi at Anderson (10-31-2015) Andre Adderly vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) Cody Wilson vs. Earlham (10-24-2015 Logan Scott at Centre (9-12-2015) Logan Scott at Centre (9-12-2015) Logan Scott at Centre (9-12-2015) Logan Scott vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) Andre Adderly vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) Logan Scott vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) Cody Wilson at Centre (9-12-2015) Cody Wilson at Centre (9-12-2015) Cody Wilson vs. Manchester (10-10-2015 Devin Bolden vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) Tom Woehnker vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) Tyler L’Heureux at MSJ (9-15-2015 Tyler L’Heureux vs. Hanover (9-25-2015 Tyler L’Heureux at Anderson (9-25-2015) Tyler L’Heureux vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) Tom Woehnker at Centre (9-12-2015) Tom Woehnker at MSJ (9-15-2015) Tom Woehnker at Adrian (9-5-2015) Tom Woehnker at Centre (9-12-2015) Andrew Feldhaus vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) Nate Roberts at Anderson (10-31-2015 Nate Roberts at Franklin (11-07-2015) Devin Bolden at Franklin (11-07-2015) Jalin Nealy at Adrian (9-5-2015) Greg Ward Jr. at Adrian College (9-5-2015) Jalin Nealy at Centre (9-12-2015) Keandre Gilmer at Centre (9-12-2015) Matt DeVore at Centre (9-12-2015) Joey Rebottaro at Centre (9-12-2015) Keandre Gilmer vs Hanover (9-25-2015) Andrew Feldhaus vs Hanover (9-25-2015) Kyle Wilson vs Hanover (9-25-2015) Matt DeVore vs Hanover (9-25-2015) Greg Ward Jr. vs Hanover (9-25-2015) Jalin Nealy vs Earlham (10-24-2015) Cody Lee vs Earlham (10-24-2015) Markell Moncrie at Anderson (10-31-2015) Andrew Feldhaus at Anderson (10-31-2015) Dan Delorieux at Anderson (10-31-2015) Jalin Nealy vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) Kenny Jones vs. Hanover (9-25-2015) Keandre Gilmer at Anderson (10-31-2015)


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2015 RESULTS AND STATISTICS TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By

59 334 6.0 4 56 23 243 7.5 2 2 89 391 5.9 51 7 19 9 107 4 4 4

at Rose-Hulman (10-17-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) at Centre (9-12-2015) at Centre (9-12-2015) at Centre (9-12-2015) vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) at Centre (9-12-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) vs. Hanover (9-25-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015) at Adrian (9-5-2015) at Centre (9-12-2015) vs. Manchester (10-10-2015) vs. Hanover (9-25-2015) vs. Earlham (10-24-2015)

Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd DEF. LEADERS GP Solo Ast Total TFL Yds No Yds Int Yds BU Qbh Rcv Yds FF Kick Keandre Gilmer 9 48 29 77 13.0 52 2.0 16 2 0 2 - 1 0 2 Jalin Nealy 10 31 32 63 10.0 28 2.0 13 - - 1 - - - 1 Andrew Feldhaus 10 40 21 61 9.0 27 2.0 13 - - 5 - - - 1 Markell Moncrie 10 36 17 53 5.0 17 1.5 9 - - 5 - 1 19 - Beau Barkley 10 29 16 45 3.0 12 0.5 3 - - 2 - 1 0 - 1 Matt DeVore 10 17 25 42 7.5 17 2.5 6 1 43 2 - 1 13 - Kenny Jones 10 29 10 39 1.0 1 - - 4 12 7 - 1 90 - 2 Kyle Wilson 10 19 15 34 3.6 6 1.0 2 - - 1 - - - - Cody Lee 10 14 17 31 5.0 25 2.0 19 - - 1 - - - 1 Greg Ward Jr. 10 15 9 24 5.0 17 2.0 14 1 1 - - - - - Dan Delorieux 8 12 12 24 6.4 44 1.5 20 - - - - - - - Jerome Davis 10 12 9 21 1.0 4 - - 1 11 3 - 1 0 - Kolton Davis 9 13 4 17 1.0 1 - - 1 39 1 - - - - Cody Wiggins 10 11 2 13 1.0 1 - - 2 15 2 - - - - Dalin Brown 8 8 4 12 1.5 6 - - 1 16 2 - - - - Andrew Prielipp 8 10 1 11 1.0 1 - - - - 1 - - - - Justin Braxton 9 4 7 11 - - - - - - 1 - - - - Jacob Brickel 6 6 3 9 - - - - 1 0 - - - - - Alex Frick 8 6 2 8 1.0 4 - - - - 1 - - - - Nate Hicks 5 6 1 7 1.0 3 - - - - 1 - - - - Tyler Showalter 9 4 1 5 - - - - - - - - - - - DeAundre Butler 4 2 1 3 - - - - - - - - - - - TEAM 6 3 - 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 Savontre Vaughn 4 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Bryan Mestre 4 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Brandon Knapp 2 - 2 - - - - - - - 6 - - - - Andy Foore 10 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Tanner Hughes 8 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Cody Wilson 10 1 1 2 - - - - - - - - - - - Joey Rebottaro 8 1 - 1 1.0 2 1.0 2 - - - - - - - Cody Brown 3 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Devin Bolden 8 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Corey Bennett 1 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Seth Bauer 7 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Logan Scott 5 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Nate Roberts 10 - 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Austin Conrad 2 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Ricardo Jimenez 2 - 1 1 - - - - - - - 1 - - - Hunter Massingill 1 - 1 1 0.5 1 - - - - - - - - - Tyler Gillig 6 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - Marquis Milller 3 - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total... 10 391 245 636 77 269 18 117 14 137 44 3 8 130 7 4 Opponents.... 10 436 247 683 74 273 17 97 9 112 38 6 12 37 16 4

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2015 All-HCAC FIRST-TEAM ALL-HCAC Name Schl. Year Pos Hometown Chase Burton Franklin So. QB Corydon, Ind. Hunter Hardee Manchester So. RB Fishers, Ind. Ty’Ronte Files Franklin Jr. RB Ocala, Fla. Devante Thomas-Wright Bluffton Sr. RB Kings Clint Twp, Mich. Dylan Jenney Frnklin Sr. TE Floyds Knobs, Ind. Micah Roberson Bluffton Jr. WR Ada, Ohio Mason Deal Franklin Sr. WR Indianapolis, Ind. Lee Wroblewski Franklin So. WR Salem, Ind. Alec Fisher Rose-Hulman Jr. WR Cincinnati, Ohio Aaron Abbott Rose-Hulman Sr. WR Lebanon, Ohio Austin Carlton Franklin Sr. OL Evansville, Ind. T.J. Demos Rose-Hulman Sr. OL Huntsville, Ala Blaine Kowalkowski Franklin Sr. OL Myrtle Beach, S.C. Austin Spiece Bluffton Sr. OL Paulding, Ohio D’Ante Dorsey Manchester Sr. OL Indianapolis, Ind. Colten Kelso Bluffton Sr. OL Coshocton, Ohio Ryan Aelker Bluffton Sr. DL New Bavaria, Ohio Nate Bryan Franklin Sr. DL Greencastle, Ind. Connor Kispert Rose-Hulman Jr. DL Oswego, Ill. Devante Ash Franklin Jr. DL Indianapolis, Ind Isaac Zickafoose Bluffton Fr. DL Middlebury, Ind. Jeremiah Windell Franklin Sr. LB Corydon, Ind. Kaelen Garner Rose-Hulman So. LB Ocean Springs, Miss. Lucas Windell Franklin Sr. LB Corydon, Ind. Brad Swavel Bluffton Sr. LB Marion, Ohio Nathan Birk Manchester Jr. LB Indianapolis, Ind. Ryan Martin Hanover Jr. LB Greensburg, Ind. Alec Thompson Rose-Hulman So. DB Clermont, Fla. Marvin Draper MSJ Sr. DB Columbus, Ohio Dillion Nelson Manchester Fr. DB Fairland, Ind. Taylor Christensen Franklin Jr. DB Fishers, Ind. Taylor Anglemyer Manchester Sr. DB Wakarusa, Ind. Shane Kelly MSJ Sr. K Cincinnati, Ohio Josh Green Hanover Sr. P Beaumaris, Australia Jalen Kenner Earlham Sr. Ret. Reserve, La. Deontez Alexander Anderson So. Ret. Indianapolis, Ind. SECOND-TEAM ALL-HCAC Name Schl. Year Austin Swenson Rose-Hulman Jr. Logan Haston Manchester Sr. Charles McCall MSJ Sr. Kevin Dufauchard Rose-Hulman So. Joe Moehrle Rose-Hulman Jr. Lorenzo McLaurin Bluffton Fr. Jalen Kenner Earlham Sr. Garrett Weaver MSJ Fr. Deontez Alexander Anderson So. Ricky Windell Hanover Jr. Colan Beare MSJ Jr. Eric Wietholter Manchester Jr. Dillion Webb Franklin Sr. Cole Tepe MSJ Fr. Kyle Babb Hanover Sr. Joe Niehause Defiance Sr. Linkoln LaRoche Bluffton Jr. Dustin Kult Manchester Sr. Cory Hardin MSJ Fr. Jake Stilwell Hanover Sr.

Pos QB QB RB RB TE TE WR WR WR WR OL OL OL OL OL OL DL DL DL DL

Hometown Wauconda, Ill. Avon, Ind. Miami, Fla. New Orleans, la. O’Fallon, Mo. Hilliard, Ohio Reserve, La. Cincinnati, Ohio Indianapolis, Ind. Camden, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Zionsville, Ind. Indianapolis, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Anderson, Ind. Grass Lake, Mich. Dola, Ohio Lafayette, Ind. Louisville, Ky. Pendleton, Ind.

Matt DeVore Lajay Kelly Mike Henry Keandre Gilmer Sammy Faulkner Kevin McHale Andrew Feldhaus Tyler Brutofsky Ryan Conner Tyrone White Kenny Jones Jermaine Drake Tyler L’Heureux Craig Larew Nate Roberts

DL LB LB LB LB LB DB DB DB DB DB DB K P Ret.

Van Buren, Ohio Carson, Calif. Lusby, Md. Toledo, Ohio Dayton, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Lutz, Fla. Madison, Ala. Zionsville, Ind. Orrville, Ohio Toledo, Ohio Clevland, Ohio Apopka, Fla./H.S. Indianapolis, Ind. St. Petersburg, Fla.

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-HCAC Name Schl. Year Pos Wesley Hundley Earlham So. QB Conner Sheehan Bluffton Jr. QB Mike Williams MSJ Jr. QB Kole Stoger Franklin Jr. RB Cody Wilson Defiance Jr. RB Justin Conners Hanover So. RB Brandon Webb Manchester Jr. TE Kendal Butler Franklin Sr. WR Marcaus Cooper Earlham So. WR Ronnell Colbert MSJ Jr. WR Gavin Miller Anderson So. WR Jacob Dye Rose-Hulman Sr. WR Layne Taylor Hanover Jr. WR Stephen Morris Earlham Sr. OL Cam Shepherd Anderson Jr. OL Nolan Miller MSJ Jr. DL Drew Ponder Anderson Jr. DL Dustin Applegate MSJ Fr. DL Stephen Marshall Anderson Fr. DL Matt Holden Bluffton Sr. DB Zack Moe Anderson Sr. DB Chris Sander Rose-Hulman Sr. DB Tyler Hannah MSJ Fr. DB Kegan Aldridge Hanover So. DB Stevie Thomas Anderson Jr. DB Mitchell Oskam Manchester So. LB Jalin Nealy Defiance Fr. LB Ishmael MacNeil Earlham So. LB

Hometown Gardnerville, Nev. Monroeville, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Greenwood, Ind. McComb, Ohio Harrison, Ohio Ft. Wayne, Ind. Toledo, Ill. Palm Coast, Fla. Louisville, Ky. South Bend, Ind. Tipton, Ind. Sellersburg, Ind. Fortville, Ind. Warsaw, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Greenwood, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Middletown, Ind. Convoy, Ohio Cochran, Ga. Baileyville, Ill. Cincinnati, Ohio Jasper, Ind. South Bend, Ind. St. John, Ind. Pontiac, Mich. Pipe Creek, Tex.

HCAC ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM Name Schl. Year Pos Griffin Walizer Anderson Jr. WR Aron Gibson Bluffton Sr. OL Cody Lee Defiance Sr. DL Junior Jean Earlham Sr. LB Cody Beeks Franklin Sr. P Zach Burkhardt Hanover Sr. LB Evan Rice Manchester Sr. WR Brad Murphy MSJ Fr. OL Kaelen Garner Rose-Hulman So. LB

Hometown Indianapolis, Ind. Caledonia, Ohio Tampa, Fla. Miami, Fla. Wabash, Ind. Anderson, Ind. Gosport, Ind. Cincinnati, Ohio Ocean Springs, Miss.

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Defiance Earlham Rose-Hulman Defiance Anderson MSJ Defiance Rose-Hulman Franklin Bluffton Defiance MSJ Defiance Rose-Hulman Defiance

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


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YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS Year W-L-T PCT PF 1900-02 NO TEAM FIELDED 1903 0-1-0 .000 0 1904 1-4-0 .200 32 1905 1-2-0 .333 16 1906-13 NO TEAM FIELDED 1914 1-1-0 .500 19 1915 2-3-0 .400 49 1916 1-5-0 .167 41 1917 NO TEAM FIELDED 1918 0-2-0 .000 27 1919 1-1-0 .500 20 1920 3-4-0 .429 82 1921 3-5-1 .375 171 1922 3-6-0 .333 71 1923 3-4-1 .429 82 1924 7-1-0 .875 163 1925 0-6-2 .000 11 1926 3-6-0 .333 45 1927 5-3-0 .625 112 1928 3-3-2 .500 90 1929 3-4-0 .429 73 1930 3-4-0 .429 56 1931 6-0-1 1.000 111 1932 3-5-0 .375 70 1933 3-6-0 .333 81 1934 3-3-1 .500 68 1935 5-2-1 .714 117 1936 3-3-1 .500 59 1937 4-3-0 .571 57 1938 1-3-2 .250 34 1939 0-6-0 .000 17 1940 1-5-1 .167 16 1941 3-3-0 .500 89 1942 1-3-0 .250 26 1943-45 NO TEAM FIELDED 1946 6-2-0 .750 91 1947 5-2-0 .714 126

PA

Year 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984

23 68 79 57 163 182 45 12 111 132 207 111 45 112 132 70 93 84 64 25 108 137 71 72 92 88 130 233 159 96 113 64 50

W-L-T 4-4-0 2-7-0 3-6-0 0-6-0 4-4-0 8-0-0 4-4-0 1-7-1 0-7-1 3-4-0 4-4-0 1-8-0 1-7-1 3-5-0 5-3-0 2-6-0 4-4-0 3-4-0 9-0-0 7-2-0 7-2-0 9-0-0 7-2-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 7-2-0 5-5-0 4-5-0 6-3-0 6-2-1 6-3-0 3-6-0 4-5-0 4-5-0 5-4-0 5-4-0 4-4-1

PCT .500 .222 .333 .000 .500 1.000 .500 .125 .063 .429 .500 .111 .125 .375 .625 .250 .500 .429 1.000 .778 .778 1.000 .778 .556 .556 .778 .500 .444 .667 .750 .667 .333 .444 .444 .555 .555 .500

PF 118 99 74 20 130 163 89 75 39 74 96 64 112 157 135 38 136 99 204 148 250 283 212 136 137 207 151 75 136 184 150 148 132 136 131 258 204

PA 63 167 213 135 99 59 99 193 276 111 125 176 203 169 101 170 132 120 35 118 95 55 77 118 129 97 135 100 141 67 127 154 171 155 157 172 236

Year W-L-T PCT PF PA 1985 2-7-0 .222 69 295 1986 0-9-0 .000 91 317 1987 1-8-0 .111 109 304 1988 0-9-0 .000 122 287 1989 3-6-0 .333 181 233 1990 7-3-0 .700 244 159 1991 8-2-0 .800 268 120 1992 9-1-0 .900 344 96 1993 9-1-0 .900 439 159 1994 6-4-0 .600 239 251 1995 2-7-0 .222 113 272 1996 3-6-0 .333 136 250 1997 1-8-0 .111 96 312 1998 3-6-0 .333 136 250 1999 4-5-0 .444 201 267 2000 7-3-0 .700 228 138 2001 8-3-0 .737 302 189 2002 3-7-0 .333 216 265 2003 4-6-0 .400 213 285 2004 1-9-0 .100 104 287 2005 6-4-0 .600 230 220 2006 7-3-0 .700 163 122 2007 5-5-0 .500 208 206 2008 4-6-0 .400 166 243 2009 4-6-0 .400 197 221 2010 6-4-0 .600 229 181 2011 4-6-0 .400 170 280 2012 2-8-0 .200 177 292 2013 3-7-0 .300 221 215 2014 3-7-0 .300 237 306 2015 2-8-0 .200 173 286 ------------------------------------------------------All-Time 376-439-18 .462 13,419 15,558

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS Rank Name (Years Coached) 1. Robert Taylor (2003-2011) 2. Malen Luke (1988-1993) 3. Roger Merb (1967-1970) 4. Greg Pscodna (1996-2002) 5. Mike Snyder (1974-1978) 6. Gary Shaefer (1979-1984) 7. Richard Small (1954-1963) 8. Kirk Mee (1964-1966) 9. Lance Tigyer (1971-1973) 10. Emerald Wilson (1927-1930) 11. Victor Rowen (1951-1953) 12. Larry Schultz(1946-1947) Gilbert B. Smith (1933-1935) 14. Ernest Miller (1923-1924) Brian Sheehan (2012-2015) 16. Frederic Bennetts (1948-1950)

Yrs W 9 38 6 36 4 30 7 29 5 27 6 25 10 24 3 18 3 17 4 14 2 12 2 11 3 11 2 10 4 10 3 9

L 48 22 6 38 18 28 57 8 10 14 10 4 11 5 30 17

T 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0

Pct. .442 .621 .833 .433 .600 .472 .296 .692 .630 .500 .545 .733 .500 .667 .250 .346

Rank Name (Years Coached) Yrs 17. Merner Call (1936-1938) 3 Ed Stults (1994-1995) 2 19. Paul Lyne (1931) 1 Charles Vanderscoff (1921-1922) 2 21. Virgil Bingman (1941-1942) 2 22. Nate Jensen (2011) 1 Abraham J. Sharadin (1920) 1 Carl Voltmer (1932) 1 George Thompson (1915-1916) 2 Paul Mason (1925-1926) 2 Bob Kuszmaul (1985-1987) 3 28. C.A. Darling (1904-1905) 2 29. J.D. Kibler (1914) 1 30. Orin Snyder (1919) 1 N.M. Jorgensen (1939-1940) 2 32. Casey Goff (2016-Present) 0

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W 8 8 6 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 0

L 9 11 0 11 6 2 4 5 8 12 24 6 1 1 11 0

T 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

Pct. .471 .421 1.000 .353 .400 .600 .429 .375 .273 .200 .111 .250 .500 .500 .083 .000


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SERIES RECORDS Team Adrian (Mich.) Akron Albion (Mich.) Alfred Holbrook (N.Y.) Alfred (N.Y.) Alma (Mich.) Anderson (Ind.) - Heartland Conference Ashland Assumption (Canada) Augustana (Ill.) Baldwin Wallace Ball State (Ind.) Battle Creek (Mich.) Bethany (W.Va.) Bluffton - Heartland Conference Bowling Green Buffalo (N.Y.) Canterbury (Ind.) Capital Case Western Cedarville Central State Central Michigan Centre (Ky.) Concordia Seminary (Ind.) Davidson (N.C.) Dayton Detroit (Mich.) Detroit Tech (Mich.) Earlham (Ind.) - Heartland Conference Ferris State (Mich.) Findlay Franklin (Ind.) - Heartland Conference Fort Wayne Medical (Ind.) Gannon (PA) Georgetown Grace Grand Rapids (Mich.) Grand Valley State (Mich.) Grove City (Pa.) Hanover (Ind.) - Heartland Conference Heidelberg Highland Park (Mich.) Hillsdale (Mich.) Hiram Hope (Mich.) Huntington (Ind.) Indianapolis (Indiana Central) John Carroll John Marshall Kalamazoo (Mich.) Kent State Kenyon Lawrence Tech (Mich.) Lima Central Lima College

GP 62 2 13 1 4 12 55 16 25 4 1 3 1 1 2 91 16 16 2 5 2 2 10 3 1 2 1 1 10 1 8 23 6 3 54 17 16 2 1 3 1 4 1 2 35 16 11 1 3 3 5 4 3 1 1 8 2 5 5 1 1

W 28 0 0 0 0 3 33 12 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 44 6 5 0 2 0 1 6 2 0 1 1 0 6 0 6 17 6 2 21 4 3 0 0 1 0 3 0 2 14 9 2 1 0 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 4 1 1 1

L 33 2 13 0 4 9 21 4 17 1 1 3 1 0 1 45 10 10 2 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 4 1 2 6 0 1 32 13 13 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 21 7 8 0 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 5 1 1 3 0 0

T 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

PCT .451 .000 .000 .500 .000 .250 .609 .800 .300 .625 .000 .000 .000 1.000 .500 .495 .375 .344 .000 .600 .250 .500 .650 .667 .000 .500 1.000 .000 .600 .000 .750 .739 1.000 .667 .398 .235 .188 .000 .000 .333 .000 .750 .000 1.000 .400 .563 .227 1.000 .000 .667 .800 .500 .167 .000 1.000 .375 .250 .800 .300 1.000 1.000

Team GP W L T Manchester (Ind.) 49 28 21 0 - Heartland Conference 16 8 8 0 Miami (OH) 1 0 1 0 Muskingum 5 1 4 0 Mount St. Joseph 24 11 13 0 - Heartland Conference 16 5 11 0 Mount Union 5 0 5 0 Northwood (Mich.) 3 1 2 0 Ohio Northern 14 7 6 1 Ohio Wesleyan 2 0 2 0 Olivet (Mich.) 26 17 9 0 Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 1 1 0 0 Otterbein 8 3 5 0 Rio Grande 1 1 0 0 Rockford (Ill.) 2 2 0 0 Rose-Hulman (Ind.) 10 5 5 0 - Heartland Conference 10 5 5 0 Salem International (W.Va.) 1 1 0 0 St. Joseph’s (Ind.) 1 0 1 0 Slippery Rock (Pa.) 1 0 1 0 Steubenville 1 1 0 0 Taylor (Ind.) 22 9 13 0 Thiel (Pa.) 2 2 0 0 Thomas More (Ky.) 12 3 9 0 Toledo 11 4 7 0 Trine (Ind.) 4 1 3 0 Union (Ky.) 2 1 1 0 Urbana 9 6 3 0 Valparaiso (Ind.) 4 0 4 0 Washington & Jefferson (Pa.) 4 0 4 0 Wayne State (Mich.) 3 2 1 0 Waynesburg (Pa.) 2 0 2 0 West Liberty (W.Va.) 3 1 2 0 Westminster (Pa.) 1 0 1 0 West Virginia Wesleyan 1 1 0 0 Wilmington 49 27 21 1 Wittenberg 2 1 1 0 Wooster 2 2 0 0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total 833 376 439 18 -Italics denotes record in HCAC conference games only

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PCT .571 .500 .000 .200 .458 .313 .000 .333 .536 .000 .654 1.000 .375 1.000 1.000 .500 .500 1.000 .000 .000 1.000 .409 1.000 .250 .364 .250 .500 .667 .000 .000 .667 .000 .333 .000 1.000 .561 .500 1.000 .462


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RECORDS Individual Game Records Scoring Points: 36 Von Cummings vs. Anderson, 1990 FG Made: 4 Alex Bonilla vs. Hanover, 2007 Passing Attempts: 56 Logan Scott vs. Centre, 2015 Comp: 31 Corey Minnfield vs. Hanover, 2002 Yards: 414 Corey Minnfield vs. Hanover, 2002 TD: 5 Hans Vetter vs. Rose-Hulman, 2007 Rushing Attempts: 43 Tom Shaffner vs. Ohio Northern, 1973 Yards: 296 Jason Gendron vs. Franklin, 2003 TD: 5 Von Cummings vs. Wooster, 1992 Receiving Catches: 17 Luke Dillon vs. Otterbein, 2007 Yards: 258 Luke Dillon vs. Otterbein, 2007 TD: 4 Luke Dillon vs. Anderson, 2007 Defense Solo Tackles: 15 Leon Harris vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1996 Asst. Tackles: 15 Kyle Longsdorf vs. Bluffton, 2009 Sacks: 5 Shane Brugler vs. Kalamazoo, 1999 Interceptions: 3 Tony Sierra vs. Anderson, 2009 Long Plays Punt Return: 84 Tony Sierra vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 2011 Kick Return: 101 R. Hargraves vs. Earlham, 1976 Fumble Return: 90 Kenny Jones vs. Adrian, 2015 Int. Return: 102 Mike Delk vs. Wilmington, 1990 Pass: 95 J. Smith to S. William vs. Kalamazoo, 1992 Rush: 90 George Schaefer vs. Bluffton, 1977 Field Goal: 46 Matt Wooten vs. Urbana, 1993 Punt: 70 Tom Foos vs. Hanover, 2010 Individual Season Records

Scoring Points: 116 Field Goals Made: 8 Passing Attempts: 328 Completions: 185 Yards: 2098 TD: 22 Rushing Attempts: 280 Yards: 1450 TD: 19 Receiving Catches: 93 Yards: 1241 TD: 14 Defense Solo Tackles: 85 Assisted Tackles: 72 Sacks: 18 Interceptions: 9 Special Teams Punts: FG Attempts:

Tom Shaffer Tom Foos

1973 2010

Corey Minnfield Kevin Kelly John Smith John Smith

2003 1999 1993 1993

Rocky Tisdale Tom Shaffner Tom Shaffner

1974 1973 1973

Luke Dillon Luke Dillon Luke Dillon

2007 2007 2007

Chris Hobson Nate Schaublin Edith Forestal Jim Clark

1987 2001 2000 1974

81 Donny Perna 14 Nick Zuchegno

1995 2000

Individual Career Records Scoring Points: 282 Von Cummings FG Made: 29 Matt Wooden Passing Attempts: 810 John Smith Completions: 474 John Smith Yards: 6008 John Smith TD: 53 John Smith Rushing Attempts: 810 Von Cummings Yards: 4131 Von Cummings TD: 46 Von Cummings Receiving Catches: 231 Mike Groll Yards: 2917 Sam Williams TD: 28 Luke Dillon Defense Solo Tackles 204 Donny Mutters Asst. Tackles 174 Keith Snyder Total Tackles: 372 Donny Mutters Sacks: 36 Edith Forestal Interceptions: 19 Mike Hittle Special Teams Punts: 246 Blake Stambaugh FG Attempts: 51 Matt Wooden

1989-1992 1991-1994 1991-1994 1991-1994 1991-1994 1991-1994 1989-1992 1989-1992 1989-1992 1996-1999 1991-1994 2004-2007 1988-1991 2005-2008 1988-1991 1997-2000 1969-1972 2002-2005 1991-1994

Team Game Records Total Offense Points: 118 vs. Findlay, 1921 Yards: 616 vs. Earlham, 2014 First Downs: 30 vs. Manchester, 2001 vs. Earlham, 2014 Plays: 96 vs. Hanover, 2003 Rushing Attempts: 75 vs. Bluffton, 1980 Yards: 437 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1990 First Downs: 20 vs. Earlham, 2014 TD: 6 vs. Bluffton, 1993 Passing Attempts: 56 vs. Centre, 2015 Completions: 33 vs. Hanover, 2002 Yards: 444 vs. Hanover, 2002 First Downs: 20 vs. Hanover, 2002 TD: 5 vs. Rose-Hulman, 2007 Defense Sacks: 9 vs. Hanover, 1992 Interceptions: 7 vs. Wilmington, 1990 Fumbles Recovered: 7 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1993 Turnovers: 9 vs. Mt. St. Joseph, 1993

Total Offense Points: Yards: First Downs: Plays: Rushing Attempts: Yards: First Downs:

Team Season Records

439 4,541 222 762

1993 1993 2001 2001

547 2,488 118

1990 1990 2001

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TD: Passing Attempts: Completions: Yards: INT Thrown First Downs: TD: Defense Interceptions: Fumbles Recovered: Turnovers Forced:

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1993

352 209 2,386 26 110 24

1999 1999 1999 1986 1999 1993

25 18 40

1990 1996 1990

Streaks/Scoring Records Streaks Consecutive Wins: 18 Consecutive Losses: 18 Conference Wins: 9 (Mid-Ohio) Conference Losses: 8 (Mid-Ohio) Points-Per-Game Most Scored: Fewest Scored: Most Allowed: Fewest Allowed: Point Differentials For: Against: Year 1920 1924 1931 1953 1962 1966 1968 1969 1970 1976 1977 2001 # 1st 50th 100th 150th 200th 250th 300th 350th

43.9 1.4 10.4 38.8 35.9 3.6 4.7

1993 1925 2004 1939 1996 1931 1966

28.8 -36

1993 1939

1968-1970 1985-1987 1968-1970 1950-1951

Conference Championships Conference Coach Northwest Ohio Sharadin Northwest Ohio Miller Northwest Ohio Lyne Mid-Ohio Rowen Mid-Ohio Small Mid-Ohio Mee Mid-Ohio Merb Mid-Ohio Merb Mid-Ohio Merb Hoosier-Buckeye Snyder Hoosier-Buckeye Snyder Heartland Pscodna Milestone Victories Opponent Score Findlay 32-0 Wilmington 3-0 Cedarville 20-0 Anderson 38-0 Bluffton 15-14 W. Va. Wesleyan 12-3 Alma 29-24 Hanover 31-28 (ot)

Year 1904 1932 1952 1966 1974 1985 1997 2008


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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference FIRST TEAM Tanner Engle (OL) Andrew Feldhaus (DB) Josh Slayton (DB) Andreew Leverenz (DL) Tony Sierra (DB) Andrew Feldhaus (DB) Leroy Cheatham (DB) Andrew Leverenz (DL) Gregg Pickett (DL) Matt Forry (DB) Andy Cessna (TE) Gregg Pickett (DL) Tony SIerra (DB/RET) Andy Cessna (TE) Brian Baumgart (OL) Ryan Black (OL) Joemese Scott (DL) Austin Hedderly (DL) Hunter Robertson (LB) Kyle Longsdorf (DB) Tony Sierra (DB/RET) Tom Foos (PK) Austin Hedderly (DL) Tony Sierra (DB) Keith Snyder (DB) Tom Foos (P) Luke Dillon (WR) Chris Tietje (LB) Mike Nicol (OL) Keith Snyder (DB) Nic Cass (DB) Tom Johns (FB) Lewis Caralla (RB) Chris Tietje (LB) Mike Haydon (DB) Tyler Haines (LB) Nic Cass (DB) Steven Brancheau (LB) Richard Palmer (DL) Luke Dillon (WR) Mike Haydon (DB) Zac Fulmer (DL) Josh Staggs (DE) Blake Stambaugh (P) Joe Cronkhite (LB) Jason Brown (WR) Ben Haas (OL) Jason Gendron (RB) Scott Heighland (DB) Ryan Pfefferle (DL) Kevin Baumann (OL) Scott Highland (DB) Chris Respress (DB) Cory Sipe (DB) Nate Schaublin (LB) Shane Brugler (DL) Maurice Hooker (RB) Dustin Winkler (WR) Bo Hill (OL)

2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001

Kevin Baumann (OL) Edith Forestal (DL) Matt Gerig (WR) Maurice Hooker (RB) Nate Schaublin (LB) Tomar Thomas (OL) Dustin Winkler (RET)

2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000

SECOND TEAM Joe Niehaus (OL) Matt DeVore (DL) Keandre Gilmer (LB) Andrew Feldhaus (DB) Kenny Jones (DB) Tyler L’Heureux (PK) Nate Roberts (RET) Daniel Collins (RB) Kyle Wilson (DL) Eric Strickland (LB) Angello Proulx (DB) Brian Mircovich (WR) Blaine McGowan (LB) Jorry Matherson (DB) Trey White (RET) Jon Carrabino (WR) Seth Kimberlin (OL) D.J. Brigham (DL) Blaine McGowan (LB) Hunter Robertson (LB) Jorry Matherson (DB) Nick Wiedenhoft (WR) Ryan Black (OL) Hunter Robertson (LB) Rick Powell (QB) Drew Kuesel (RB) Pat McDonald (LB) Robbie Lakes (LB) Tom Foos (P) Rick Powell (QB) Nick Nicol (OL) Andre Osby (DL) Joel Billings (DL) Kyle Longsdorf (DB) Tom Foos (P) Lewis Caralla (RB) Nick Nicol (OL) Tim Chambers (OL) Austin Hedderly (DL) Joel Billings (DL) Dustin Supan (DB) Chris Khoma (TE) D.J. Thornton (RB) Travis Guisinger (DB) Jason Bushong (DB) Stu Gliwa (DL) Josh Staggs (DL) Chris Tietje (LB) Steven Brancheau (LB) Mason Patrick (OL) Ben Haas (OL) Steven Brancheau (LB) Mike Haydon (DB) Kris Zajac (DB)

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004

Shay Beaver (OL) Aaron Schmidt (WR) Ryan Ditty (LB) Ryan Pfefferle (DL) Bob Cole (LB) Mike Moran (RB) Chad Meyers (WR) Chris Respress (DB) Bob Cole (LB) Mike Moran (RB) Kevin Baumann (DB) Shane Brugler (DL) Corey Sipe (DB)

2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000

HONORABLE MENTION Cody Wilson (RB) 2015 Jalin Nealy (LB) 2015 Alex Larson (QB) 2014 Cody Wilson (RB) 2014 Darius Harper (WR) 2014 Trey White (WR) 2013 Jamario Belton (DL) 2013 Eric Strickland (LB) 2013 Rick Powell (QB) 2011 Drew Kuesel (RB) 2011 Josh Slayton (DB) 2011 Mike Szuma (DL) 2009 Kent Corthell (OL) 2008 Nick Wiedenhoft (WR) 2008 Kyle Longsdorf (DB) 2008 Travis Guisinger (DB) 2008 Mason Patrick (OL) 2007 Jeremy Bayer (LB) 2007 Robert Miller (OL) 2006 Keith Snyder (DB) 2006 Robert Miller (OL) 2005 Jason Bushong (DB) 2005 Richard Palmer (DL) 2004 Tyler Haines (LB) 2004 Nate Fitton (QB) 2004 Tim Szegda (RB) 2003 Joe Cronkhite (DB) 2003 Nate Jensen (DL) 2003 Ryan Ditty (LB) 2002 Ben Haas (OL) 2002 Aaron Schmidt (WR) 2002 Kyle Acheson (DB) 2001 Reuben Hendon (OL) 2001 Adam Baumgartner (DB) 2000 Bo Hill (OL) 2000 **** Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player Tony Sierra (Defense) Kyle Longsdorf (Defense) Tom Foos (Special Teams) Luke Dillon (Co-Offense) Kris Zajac (Defense) Nate Schaublin (Defense)

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2013 2010 2010 2007 2005 2001

Dustin Winkler (ST) Dustin Winkler (ST)

2001 2000

**** Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year Hans Vetter

2005 ****

Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Robert Taylor Greg Pscodna Greg Pscodna

2005 2001 2000

**** ALL-MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION FIRST TEAM Ben Lewis (OL) Mike Groll (WR) Mike Groll (WR)

1999 1999 1998

SECOND TEAM Rich Thiel (PK) Jean Ceant (LB) Adam Baumgartner (DB) Tomar Thomas (OL) Landon Fox (LB)

1999 1999 1999 1998 1998

HONORABLE MENTION Nate Spitulski (LB) 1999 Nate Schaublin (LB) 1999 Rich Thiel (PK) 1999 Steve Binnix (DB) 1999 Shane Brugler (DL) 1999 Edith Forestal (DL) 1999 Kevin Kelly (QB) 1999 Kirk Wensink (RB) 1999 Matt Gerig (WR) 1999 Jake Kubiak (TE) 1999 Tomar Thomas (OL) 1999 Jean Ceant (LB) 1998 Ben Lewis (OL) 1998 Kyle Tilton 1998 ALL-NORTHWESTERN OHIO CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM Bina Conkey (RB) Roy Sparks (DL) Butch Heischman (OL) Renz Bowers (OL)

1931 1931 1931 1931


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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS SECOND TEAM Pearl Appleman (OL) Paul Harrove (OL) Bud Moodler (DL) Vic Fowler (QB)

1931 1931 1931 1931

**** D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-REGION FIRST TEAM Tony Sierra (DB) Kyle Longsdorf (DB) Luke Dillon (WR)

2013 2010 2007

SECOND TEAM Andrew Feldhaus (DB) Tom Foos (P) Keith Snyder (DB) Nic Cass (DB)

2013 2010 2008 2006

THIRD TEAM Andy Cessna (TE) Austin Hedderly (DL) Kyle Longsdorf (DB) Keith Snyder (DB) Kris Zajac (LB)

2011 2010 2009 2007 2005

**** DON HANSEN’S FOOTBALL GAZETTE ALL-NORTH REGION FIRST TEAM Nate Schaublin Dustin Winkler

2001 2001

SECOND TEAM Kyle Acheson

2001

THIRD TEAM Ryan Pfefferle Scott Heighland Kevin Baumann (OL) Bo Hill Kevin Baumann

2003 2003 2002 2001 2001

D3FOOTBALL.COM ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM Tony Sierra (DB) Kyle Longsdorf (DB)

**** AMERICAN FOOTBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION (AFCA) ALL-AMERICAN

DON HANSEN’S FOOTBALL GAZETTE ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM Sammy Williams (WR)

D3PRODAY.COM ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM Joemese Scott (Defense)

1993

HONORABLE MENTION Nate Schaublin (LB) 2001 Dustin Winkler (RET) 2001

**** USA FOOTBALL.COM ALL-AMERICAN THIRD TEAM Mike Groll

SECOND TEAM Tony Sierra (DB)

2013

HONORABLE MENTION Rodger Geren 1967 Larry Harness 1967 Ben Davis 1966 **** SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTORS DIVISION III ALL-AMERICAN

1999

**** CHAMPION USA ALL-AMERICAN SECOND TEAM Sammy Williams

1993

****

**** ASSOCIATED PRESS LITTLE ALL-AMERICAN

2011

Donald Brown (LB) Darnell Parker (DL) Jeff Acheson (LB) Norm Gladieux (DB) Ernie Vilar (OL) Rob Harris (RB)

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS (NAIA) FIRST TEAM Joe Arliano (LB) Martin Baumhower (DL)

1966 1961

SECOND TEAM Tom Shaffner (RB) Paul Yon (OL) Tom Gryzwinski (QB)

1973 1969 1961

HONORABLE MENTION * Kevin Finfrock (WR) 1984 Stan Meinen (TE) 1984 Kevin Finfrock (WR) 1983 Jeff Boulton (OL) 1983

1983 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977

* NAIA does not officially recognize “honorable mention” as an All-American.

HONORABLE MENTION Andy Cessna (Defense) 2011

2013 1993

****

2001

****

2013 2010

HONORABLE MENTION Seth Dillon (WR) 2007 Edith Forestal (DL) 2000

Tony Sierra (DB) Sammy Williams (WR)

SECOND TEAM Nate Schaublin (LB)

**** ALL-AMERICAN 1955 1955 1957 1957 1959 1959 1959 1959 1959 1960 1964 1968 1968 1970 1971 1972 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1981 1981 1982 1995 2000 2003 2003

Kenneth Rollins Wally Zverina Wally Zverina Fred Hilbert Ken Beilharz Dave Durham Skip Hallock Ed Hoefel Gary May Tom Gryzwinski Don Cathey Rodger Geren Jerry Griffith John Decker Mike Hittle Mike Hittle Tim Lee Tim Lee Chris Maxwell Rocky Tisdale Kevin Wierman Norm Gladieux Rob Harris Norm Gladieux Donald Brown Walt Turner Michael Bixel Anthony Smith Edith Forestal Scott Heighland Ryan Pfefferle

HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM ---HM HM HM HM HM HM HM HM 2nd HM 2nd HM HM 3rd 3rd 2nd HM HM

ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS NAIA ALL-DISTRICT 22 FIRST TEAM Von Cummings (RB) Mike Delk (DB) Robert Humbarger (DL) Frank Lepre (OL) Donnie Mutters (LB) Craig Walsh (LB)

1990 1990 1990 1990 1990 1989

Rick Knicely (OL) Hurker Jenkins (RB) Brent Pfund (DL) Brad Kaven (LB) Joe Domsitz (LB) Stan Meinen (TE) Dan Renftle (OL) Kevin Finfrock (WR) Mark Glover (RB) Jeff Westfall (LB)

1985 1985 1985 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984

Mike Crittendon (DB) Donald Brown (LB) Ricky Vinson (DL) Willis Stanley (DB) Kevin Finfrock (WR) Jeff Boulton (OL) Kevin Finfrock (WR) Jeff Boulton (OL) Donald Brown (DL) Mike Bixel (LB)

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1984 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1982 1982 1982 1982

Jim Bailey (OL) Andy Auer (RB) Archie Williamson (WR) Bob Bomholt (DE) Walt Turner (LB) Jim Bailey (OL) Rob Harris (RB) RIck Hargraves (WR) Ernie Vilar (OL) Darnell Parker (DE)

1980 1980 1980 1980 1980 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978


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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS Jeff Acheson (LB) Dick DeWitt (DB) Darnell Parker (DE) Jeff Acheson (LB) Norm Gladieux (DB) Kevin Lane (DB) Rob Harris (RB) Ernie Vilar (OL) Tim Bauerle (LB) Mike Burbridge (OL) Gary Evans (RB) Rodger Geren (FB) Jerry Glase (RB) JErry Glase (RB) Jerry Griffith (QB) Phil Haubert (OL) Jon Herbster (OL) Howard Johnson (TE) Paul Yon (OL) Mike Burbridge Rodger Geren (LB) Larry Harness (DL) Phil Haubert (OL) Jon Herbster (OL) Doug Huffman Jose Arellano (LB) Ben Davis (RB) Doug Huffman Ron Seymour

1978 1978 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1966 1966 1966 1966

HONORABLE MENTION Brooks Baird (OL) 1990 Matt Esterle (DL) 1990 Lee Ingram (RB) 1990 Joe Matthews (TE) 1990 Ray McGrath (LB) 1990 Von Cummings (RB) 1989 Mike Delk (DB) 1989 James Lassiter (DB) 1989 Chad Suntken (PK) 1989 Frank Lepre (OL) 1989 Hurker Jenkins (QB) 1984 Brent Pfund (DL) 1984 John Bowers (DB) 1984 Chris Caverlee (OL) 1984 Greg Jones (DL) 1984 Jeff Westfall 1983 Dan Renftle 1983 Stan Meinen 1983 Mark Glover 1983 Hurker Jenkins 1983 John Zeiter 1982 Dan Diem 1982 Stan Meinen 1982 Dan Renftle 1982 Steve Ritz 1982 Bill Mogan (DL) 1980 Cyle Cole (OL) 1980 Mark Miller (DL) 1980 Mitch Naufel (LB) 1980 Mark Bockelman (TE) 1980 Andy Auer 1979 Scott Swartz 1979

Bob Bomholt Vern Kiehl Bill Mogan Scott Swartz (DB) Rick Bowman (DL) Jim Bailey (OL) Frank Herby (DE) Vern Kiehl (WR) Al Vilar (DL) Ed Grove (OL) Bob Vogel (OL) Craig Buchman (OL) Kevin Daughtry (LB) Dick DeWItt (DB) Rodger Geren (FB) Rodger Geren (FB) Tom Miller

HONORABLE MENTION Kenny Bostelman (TE) 1993 Jason Lee (DB) 1993 Brad Manders (RB) 1993 Andrew Ross (DL) 1993 Raheem West (RB) 1993 James Berner (DB) 1992 Kenny Bostelman (TE) 1992 Tim DeCoomar (LB) 1992 Charles Pou (DL) 1992 Andrew Ross (DL) 1992 Ron Ellis 1991 Jason Lee 1991 Charles Pou 1991 Matt Skala 1991 Dave Mack 1991

1979 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1967 1966 1966

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****

ALL-HOOSIER-BUCKEYE COLLEGIATE CONFERENCE (NAIA)

NAIA DISTRICT 22 COACH OF THE YEAR Roger Merb

1969 ****

ASSOCIATION of MIDEAST COLLEGES ALL-CONFERENCE (NAIA) FIRST TEAM James Berner (DB) 1993 Bob France (LB) 1993 Andy Kalas (OL) 1993 Dave Mack (OL) 1993 Jason Ramsey (DB) 1993 Matt Skala (DL) 1993 John Smith (QB) 1993 Andy Starner (LB) 1993 Chad Sullivan (LB) 1993 Sammy Williams (WR) 1993 Matt Wooden (PK) 1993 Von Cummings (RB) 1992 Bob France (DL) 1992 Jason Lee (DB) 1992 Dave Mack (OL) 1992 Jason Ramsey (DB) 1992 Matt Skala (DL) 1992 John Smith (QB) 1992 Andy Starner (DL) 1992 Chad Sullivan (LB) 1992 Sammy Williams (WR/RET) 1992 Matt Wooden (PK) 1992 Frank LePre (OL) 1991 Kenny Bostleman (TE) 1991 Von Cummings (RB) 1991 Matt Esterle (DL) 1991 Donnie Mutters (LB) 1991 Ray McGrath (LB) 1991 Jason Ramsey (DB) 1991 Sammy Williams (RET) 1991

FIRST TEAM Mike Crittendon (DB) Stan Meinen (TE) Kevin Finfrock (RB) Mike Crittendon (DB) Donald Brown (LB) Jeff Boulton (OL) Kevin Finfrock (RET) Jim Bailey (OL) Ernie Vilar Darnell Parker Rob Harris (RB) Darnell Parker (DE) Ed Grove (DL) Norm Gladieux (DB)

1985 1984 1984 1984 1983 1983 1983 1979 1978 1978 1977 1977 1977 1977

SECOND TEAM Hurker Jenkins (RB) Joe Domsitz (LB) Bernie Roeckers (P) Dan Renftle (OL) Jeff Westfall (LB) Willis Stanley (DB) Dan Renftle (OL) Kevin Finfrock (WR) Bernie Roeckers (P) Jim Bailey (OL) Jim Bailey Rob Harris (RB) Rick Bowman (DL) Dick DeWitt (DB) Ernie Vilar (OL) Bob Vogel (OL) Al Vilar (DL) Jeff Acheson (LB) Kevin Lane (DB)

1985 1985 1985 1984 1984 1983 1983 1983 1983 1980 1979 1978 1978 1978 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977

HONORABLE MENTION Bruce Caven (LB) 1985 Brent Pfund (DL) 1985

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Rick Knicely (OL) Chris Hobson (DB) Jay Leppelmeier (DL) Mark Glover (RB) Hurker Jenkins (QB) Mike Lyons (DB) Brent Pfund (DL) Tony Blair (OL) Ricky Vinson (OL Jeff Westfall (LB) Mike Lyons (DB) Stan Meinen (TE) Mark Glover (RB) Andy Auer (RB) BIll Mogan (DL) Bob Bomholt (DE) Mark Miller (DL) Mitch Naufel (LB) Andy Auer (RB) Scott Swartz (DB) Tom Dean (OL) Bob Bomholt (DE) Bill Mogan (LB) Rick Hargraves (WR) Jim Bailey (OL) Jeff Acheson (LB) Frank Herby (DE) Scott Swartz (DB) Joe Foley (OL) Craig Buchman (OL) Dick DeWitt (DB) Kevin Daughtry (LB) Frank Herby (DE)

1985 1985 1985 1984 1984 1984 1984 1984 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1980 1980 1980 1980 1980 1979 1979 1979 1979 1979 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977

**** ALL-MID OHIO CONFERENCE (NAIA) Tim Bauerle (LB) Mike Burbridge (OL) Gary Evans (RB) Jim Fiitzgerald (FB) Rodger Geren (FB) Jerry Glase (RB) Jerry Griffith (QB) Phil Haubert (OL) Jon Herbster (OL) Howard Johnson (TE) Paul Yon (OL) Mike Burbridge (OL) Rodger Geren (LB) Rodger Geren (FB) Jerry Glase (RB) Larry Harness (DL) Phil Haubert (OL) Jon Herbster (OL) Doug Huffman Bob Smith C. Towne W. Williams Jose Arellano (LB) Mike Burbridge (DL)

1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1966 1966


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ALL-TIME AWARD WINNERS Ben Davis (RB) Rodger Geren (LB) Phil Haubert (OL) Doug Huffman (OL) Ron Kowalski (DL) Greg Kulwicki (DB) Tom Miller (OL) Gary Scherger (FB) Ron Seymour (RB) George Smart (QB) Bob Smith (OL) Gary Scherger Ben Davis (RB) Jose Arellano (LB) Bob Bauerle Don Cathey Ben Davis (RB) Steve Frontz Tom Herman

1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1965 1965 1965 1964 1964 1964 1964 1964

Ron Seymour George Smart Martin Baumhower (WR) Pete Brady Coby Coburn Tom Gryzwinski (QB) Dick Haydinger Jim McNamara Don Miller Dave Shook Martin Baumhower (WR) Tom Gryzwinski (QB)

1964 1964 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1962 1961 1961

**** MID-OHIO COACH OF THE YEAR (NAIA) Roger Merb

1969

ALL-MID OHIO LEAGUE (NAIA) FIRST TEAM Dan Baker Bert Bush Tom Gryzwinski (QB)

1960 1960 1960

HONORABLE MENTION Henry Anderson 1960 Martin Baumhower (WR) 1960 Dave Durham 1960 Dean Lowe 1960 Tom Malone 1960 Gary May 1960 Don Miller 1960 Ed Berthold 1959 Mike Craden 1959

ALL-NORTHWEST OHIO CONFERENCE (NAIA) FIRST TEAM Renz Bowers Bina Conkey Butch Heischman Ron Sparks

1931 1931 1931 1931

SECOND TEAM Pearl Appleman Vic Fowler Paul Hargrove Bud Moodler

1931 1931 1931 1931

Nate Fitton Matt King Eric Swartz Mike Szuma Devin Palk Eric Swartz Chase Szente Nate Fitton Nate Fitton Devon Palk Eric Swartz Devon Palk Deric Wurmlinger

2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004

ACADEMIC AWARD WINNERS CoSIDA Academic All-American FIRST TEAM Jim Bailey (OL) Mark Bockelman (TE)

1980 1980

SECOND TEAM Stan Meinen 1984??? James Bailey (OL) 1979 Mark Bockelman (RB) 1979 HONORABLE MENTION Mark Bockelman 1979??? **** CoSIDA Academic All-District FIRST TEAM Tyler Haines (LB) Matt Gerig (WR) Terry Iffland (OL)

2006 2000 1983

SECOND TEAM Ricky Sherrer

2010

Matt King (LB) Scott Heighland (DB) Adam Baumgartner (DB) Kevin Baumann (OL)

2009 2002 2000 2000

THIRD TEAM Kevin Baumann (OL)

2002

HONORABLE MENTION Stan Meinen (TE) 1983 **** ACADEMIC ALL-HEARTLAND COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE Andy Foore Cody Lee Anthony Righi Cody Wiggins Cody Wilson Tom Woehnker Andy Foore Cody Lee Josh Slayton

2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014

Cody Wiggins Cody Wilson Thomas Woenker Wayne Kelly Cody Lee Josh Slayton James Buari Josh Slayton James Buari James Buari Josh Fellows Spencer Munger Ian Rollison Rick Sherrer Joel Billings Bryant Green Austin Karcher Matt King Ricky Sherrer Joel Billings Lewis Caralla Matt King Richard Sherrer Mike Szuma Joel Billings Lewis Carall Jestin Davis

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2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007

**** ACADEMIC ALL-MICHIGAN INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION Nicklaus Bechtol Adam Duty Adam Owens Nicklaus Bechtol Matthew Gerig Donald Letterle

1998 1998 1998 1997 1997 1997


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D E D I C A T E Research shows that student-athletes spend more time on academics than in their sports.

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