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TABLE OF CONTENTS Section 1 • ATHLETICS INFORMATION Men’s Tennis Quick Facts............................................................................... 1 Letter from the President............................................................................... 2 Athletic Administration................................................................................... 3 Athletic Training............................................................................................... 4 This Is Defiance College................................................................................. 5 Student Life At Defiance................................................................................ 6 Dix Tennis Facility........................................................................................... 7 Athletic Facilities.............................................................................................. 8 In the Community............................................................................................ 9 Purple and Gold Club................................................................................... 10 Alumni Varsity “D”....................................................................................... 11 Alumni Varsity “D” Hall of Fame.............................................................. 12 Head Coaches................................................................................................. 13 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference................................................. 14 Section 2 • SEASON OUTLOOK 2016-17 Roster................................................................................................ 15 2016-17 Season Schedule.............................................................................. 15 Section 3 • MEET THE JACKETS Meet the Jackets.........................................................................................16-17 Section 4 • COACHING STAFF Gonzalo Vivas................................................................................................ 18 John Trautman................................................................................................ 18 Section 5 • 2016 REVIEW 2016 Results/Statistics................................................................................... 19 Section 6 • ALL-TIME HISTORY AND RECORDS Awards and Recognitions............................................................................. 20

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Athletic Department Phone..................................................... 419-783-2342 Athletic Department Fax.......................................................... 419-783-2369 Athletics Website........................................................ DefianceAthletics.com Athletics Facebook Page...................................................Defiance-Athletics Athletics Twitter Page................................................................ DC_Athletics Athletics YouTube Page..................................................... DefianceAthletics

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

2016 MEN’S TENNIS TEAM INFORMATION COACHING STAFF Head Coach................................................................................Gonzalo Vivas Alma Mater (Year)................................Huntington (Ind.) University (2010) Record at Defiance (Years)................................................................. 0-0 (1st) Overall Career Record...............................................................................Same Office Phone............................................................................. (419) 783-2387 Office Fax.................................................................................. (419) 783-2369 Email................................................................................ gvivas@defiance.edu Volunteer Assistant Coach...................................................... John Trautman

ABOUT DEFIANCE COLLEGE Address...........................................................................701 N. Clinton Street .........................................................................................Defiance, OH, 43512 Founded.......................................................................................................1850 Enrollment.................................................................................................... 800 Nickname / Mascot.................................................................. Yellow Jackets School Colors........................................................................Purple and Gold Courts................................................................................. Dix Tennis Facility Affiliation..........................................................................NCAA Division III Conference........................................... Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference President........................................................................Dr. Richanne Mankey Director of Athletics...................................................................Rudy Yovich

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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 Defianc, our students benefit from a broad range of activities and experiences that are structured both to help them achieve their individual dreams and also to enable them to stand out in the job market and when applying to graduate schools. As part of that approach, we work with our students to help them develop their own Defiance College Resume. 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 partucularly proud of the great work that our students have done running Project 701, a unique student-run, separately-legally-incorporated non-profit, in which DC students create, develop, run and manage service projects. From working with the two hospitals in town to run a free 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 thier 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 fculty at DC, together with extremely dedicated administrators and staff, all combine to make DC the special place that it is. We are pleased to have you as our guest at DC today, and I hope that you will return to campus frequently for both sporting events and the numerous cultural and academic events we are proud to host. Go Jackets! Sincerely,

Dr. Richanne C. Mankey

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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.

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ATHLETIC TRAINING

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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 Jackets 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 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, Defiance College Athletic Training works tirelessly to make sure our student-athletes receive the highest level of care possible. Defiance also features a Master’s Athletic Training program that will begin in 2016. The staff also features a comprehensive medical team that features physicians in a variety of medical specialties.

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

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TEAM PHYSICIANS

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

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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

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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. Internships and field experiences within each major will help develop the skills, abilities and knowledge to solidify career goals and strengthen one’s resume. 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 LIFE AT DEFIANCE STUDENT 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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DIX TENNIS FACILITY

The Dix Tennis Courts are home facility for the 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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- 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

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ALUMNI VARSITY “D” CLUB

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

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

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

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

ALUMNI VARSITY ‘D’ EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS Michael Snyder, 1964 - President Annette Hoeffel, 1999 Jeffrey Boulton, 1984 Bill Ondrus, 1980 Dave Polzin, 1971

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

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

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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

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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

Brie Brenner Volleyball

Cross Country/Track & Field

Ken Ciolek

Scott Cutter Men’s Basketball

Casey Goff Football

Jodie Holava Softball

Sheila Tansey Johson Women’s Golf

Fred Moore Men’s Golf

Jessica (Cox) Morris Women’s Basketball

Jordan Valentine Men’s Soccer

Jenny Vincent Women’s Soccer

Gonzalo Vivas Men’s/Women’s Tennis

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 Sara Landis - Assistant Commissioner for Communications ******

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2017 ROSTER

Name James DeMeo Daniel Fabelo Nathan Height Brian Kurtz Tory Savage Adam Swisher Eline Widman

Year Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Oregon, Ohio Hamilton, Ohio Wabash, Ind. Sandusky, Ohio Bryan, Ohio Bedford, Mich. Tiffin, Ohio

High School Clay Badin Wabash Perkins Bryan Bedford Tiffin Columbian

2016-17 Schedule

Date Opponent/Event Oct. 23 MANCHESTER (Ind.) UNIVERSITY Feb. 18 HUNTINGTON (Ind.) UNIVERSITY Feb. 28 ALMA (Mich.) COLLEGE Mar. 5 - 9 at Spring Tennis Fest Mar. 5 vs. Baldwin Wallace University Ma.r 6 vs. Elizabethtown (Pa.) College Mar. 8 vs. DeSales (Pa.) University Mar. 8 vs. Penn State-Behrend Mar. 9 vs. Roanoke (Va.) College Mar. 21 OLIVET (Mich.) COLLEGE Mar. 24-25 at Beren Tennis Center Invitational Mar. 24 vs. Bethany (W.Va.) College Mar. 25 vs. TBA Mar. 25 vs. TBA Apr. 1 FRANKLIN (Ind.) COLLEGE * Apr. 8 at Mount St. Joseph University * Apr. 12 MANCHESTER (Ind.) UNIVERSITY * Apr. 15 TRANSYLVANIA (Ky.) UNIVERSITY * Apr. 19 at Earlham (Ind.) College * Apr. 22 ROSE-HULMAN (Ind.) INST. of TECH * Apr. 22 OHIO WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Apr. 26 at Anderson (Ind.) University * Apr. 29 at Hanover (Ind.) College *

* - denotes HCAC match Bold and CAPS denote home match

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Location Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Hilton Head, S.C. Hilton Head, S.C. Hilton Head, S.C. Hilton Head, S.C. Hilton Head, S.C. Hilton Head, S.C. Defiance, Ohio Marietta, Ohio Marietta, Ohio Marietta, Ohio Marietta, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Richmond, Ind. Defiance, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Anderson, Ind. Hanover, Ind.

Time/Result W, 7-2 1:30 PM 1:00 PM 8:30 AM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 6:30 PM 10:00 AM 4:00 PM 3:30 PM TBA TBA 12:00 PM 12:00 PM 4:30 PM 12:00 PM 4:30 PM 10:00 AM 3:00 PM 4:30 PM 12:00 PM

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MEET THE JACKETS James

Nathan

DeMeo

Height

Junior (2016): All-HCAC ... Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC ... Played in 19 singles matches for the season ... Finished with an 11-8 record overall in singles play ... Finished 4-4 in conference play at the first singles spot ... Completed 19 doubles matches at the one and two spots ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 12-7 and 4-4 in conference play.

Junior (2016): Tom Bohlsen Academic All-HCAC ... Played in 14 singles matches for the season ... Finished with a 5-9 record overall in singles play ... Finished 2-6 in conference play at the fifth and sixth spots ... Completed 13 doubles matches at the third spot ... Finished with an overall record of 2-11 and 0-8 in conference play.

Sr. • Oregon, Ohio • Clay H.S.

Sophomore (2015): Named to the All-HCAC Team ... HCAC Player of the Week (Apr. 6) ... Played in 17 singles matches for the season ... Finished with an 11-6 record overall in singles play ... Finished 6-2 in conference play at the second singles spot ... Completed 18 doubles matches at the one and two spots ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 10-8 and 6-2 in conference play. Freshman (2014): Honorable Mention All-HCAC Selection ... HCAC Player of the Week (Feb. 24-March 2) ... Played in 19 singles matches on the season … Finished with a 17-2 record overall in singles play … Finished 8-0 in conference play in singles matches … Went 2-0 in three singles ... Went 15-2 in four singles ... Played in 17 doubles matches on the season with partner Tory Savage … Duo Finished with a 12-5 record overall in doubles play and went 3-3 in conference play … Went 12-5 in three doubles ... Played in three doubles matches on the season with partner Ryan Nelson … Duo Finished with a 2-1 record overall in doubles play and went 2-0 in conference play … Went 2-1 in one doubles.

Sr. • Wabash, Ind. • Wabash H.S.

Sophomore (2015): Played in one singles match for the season ... Finished with a 1-0 record overall in singles play at sixth singles. Freshman (2014): Did not participate as a member of the varsity team. Prep: Lettered in football, swimming and track during high school career at Wabash High. Personal: Born in Charlevoix, Michigan … Son of Jesse and Stephanie Height … Has one brother; Brody … Majoring in accounting.

Brian

Kurtz

Sr. • Sandusky, Ohio • Perkins H.S.

Junior (2016): Played in 11 singles matches for the season ... Finished with a 4-7 overall record in singles play ... Finished 1-7 in conference play at the fourth and fifth singles slot ... Completed 11 doubles matches at the two and three spots ... Finished with an overall record of 5-6 and 2-6 in conference play.

Prep: Lettered all four years at Clay High under head coach Walt Ralph … Owns the school record for career wins with 60, along with most wins in a single season at 18 … Selected First-Team All Three Rivers Athletic Conference during junior and senior seasons … Also lettered in basketball during high school career … Four-year Honor Roll member. Personal: Born in Toledo, Ohio … Son of Matt and Janet Demeo … Has one sister; Jody … Majoring in sport management and business administration with a minor in marketing.

Daniel

Fabelo

Sr. • Hamilton, Ohio • Badin H.S.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Perkins High School for coaches Juan Romero and Ryan Cartol in soccer ... 2012 Ohio Division II second-team All-Ohio, first-team All-District and first-team All-Sandusky Bay Conference ... Also lettered in tennis. Personal: Son of Dan and Angela Kurtza ... Majoring in business administration with minors in economics and marketing ... Also a member of the DC soccer team.

Junior (2016): Played in five singles matches for the season ... Finished with an 0-5 overall record in singles play ... Played in six doubles matches at the three spot and finished with an overall doubles record of 0-6. Prep: Lettered all four years in swimming at Badin … Swam under Brian Streng where he qualified for districts in swimming … In diving he won a gold medal at the GCL meet and finished in top 10 of sectionals. Personal: Son of John and Barb Fabelo … Has two sisters; Corrie and Brittany … Majoring in criminal justice.

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Tory

Savage

Sr. • Bryan, Ohio • Bryan H.S.

Junior (2016): HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team ... Played in 19 singles matches for the season ... Finished with a 7-12 record overall in singles at the third singles spot ... Finished 2-6 in conference play ... Completed 19 doubles matches at the first and second spots ... Finished with an overall record of 10-9 and 3-5 in conference play.


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MEET THE JACKETS Sophomore (2015): Played in 16 singles matches for the season ... Finished with an 8-8 record overall in singles at the third, fourth, fifth and sixth singles spots ... Finished 4-4 in conference play ... Completed 18 doubles matches at the two and three spots ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 9-9 and 3-5 in conference play. Freshman (2014): Played in 12 singles matches on the season … Finished with a 7-5 record overall in singles play … Finished 6-1 in conference play in singles matches … Went 2-1 in five singles ... Went 5-4 in six singles ... Played in 17 doubles matches on the season with partner James Demeo … Duo Finished with a 12-5 record overall in doubles play and went 3-3 in conference play … Went 12-5 in three doubles ... Played in three doubles matches on the season with partner Tyler Thiel … Duo Finished with a 0-3 record overall in doubles play and went 0-2 in conference play … Went 0-3 in three doubles.

three spots ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 8-10 and 3-5 in conference play. Prep: Lettered four years in tennis at Bedford High School under Head Coach Tara Dunnigan ... Bob Andrews Outstanding Athlete Award ... Scholar Athlete all four years of high school. Personal: Born in Toledo, Ohio... Son of Eric and Becky Swisher ... Has one sister; Amanda ... Majoring in social work.

Eline

Widman

Jr. • Tiffin, Ohio • Tiffin Columbian H.S.

Sophomore (2016): Played in 18 singles matches for the season ... Finished with a 5-13 overall record in singles play ... Finished 0-8 in conference play at the fourth and fifth spots ... Completed 19 doubles matches at the two and three spots ... Finished with an overall record of 7-12 and 1-7 in conference play.

Adam

Swisher

Jr. • Bedford, Mich. • Bedford H.S.

play.

Sophomore (2016): Honorable mention All-HCAC ... Tom Bohlsen Academic AllHCAC ... Played in 19 singles matches for the season ... Finished with an 11-8 overall record in singles play ... Finished 3-5 in conference play at the second singles spot ... Completed 19 doubles matches at the one spot ... Finished with an overall doubles record of 12-7 and 4-4 in conference

Freshman (2015): Named to the HCAC All-Sportsmanship Team ... Played in 17 singles matches for the season ... Finished with a 11-6 record overall in singles play at the fourth, fifth and sixth singles spots ... Finished 6-2 in conference play ... Completed 18 doubles matches at the two and

Freshman (2015): Played in one singles match for the season ... Finished with a 1-0 record overall in singles play at sixth singles ... Completed three doubles matches at third doubles ... Finished with a 2-1 overall reocrd in doubles play. Prep: Lettered in tennis at Tiffin Columbian under Head Coach Chip Weingart … Also lettered in golf and swimming ... Scholar Athletes six different times. Personal: Born in Medina, Ohio … Son of Chris and Joni Widman … Has one sister; Alanna and one brother; Noah … Majoring in accounting with a minor in economics.

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COACHING STAFF

Gonzalo Vivas Head Coach • First Year • Defiance, Ohio The Vivas File • Head Coach at Defiance (0-0, 1st year) • Assistant Coach at Huntington (Ind.) University • Head Coach at Indiana Tech University (19-21, Two Years) • Overall Record: 19-21 Gonzalo Vivas was named Head Coach of the Defiance men’s and women’s tennis programs in January of 2017. Vivas brings a vast experience in tennis which includes serving as the Head Tennis Professional with the Empowered Sports Club in Ft. Wayne, Ind. since April 2015. While there, he provided group and private lessons as well as clinics for youth and adult players. He had also served as a tennis professional at the Wildwood Racquet Club in Ft. Wayne (2009-12) where he provided lessons as well as help run United States Tennis Association (USTA) sponsored tournaments. Vivas has added collegiate coaching experience to his resume having previously served as an assistant coach at Huntington University, his alma mater, in Huntington, Ind. It marked his second stint with the Foresters after helping with the program following graduation. During his time at Huntington, he helped guide the Foresters to the Mid-Central College Conference Tournament Championship in 2010-11 and advanced into the NAIA National Tournament for the first time. In addition, Vivas’ coaching experience also includes a two-year stay

as head coach of the Indiana Tech University men’s tennis program in Ft. Wayne (2012-14). In his two seasons, the Warriors finished with a 19-21 mark, including an 11-9 record in his final season as head coach. A 2010 graduate of Huntington, Vivas was a double major in entrepreneurial small business and business management. He went on to earn his Master’s degree in management and marketing. As an undergraduate at Huntington, Vivas was also a member of the men’s tennis team for three years where he was a three-time All-Conference selection, and in his final two years he teamed up with his brother to win the MCC Doubles Championship. Vivas was a doubles finalist in the ITA Midwest Regional Tournament in 2007. He also won the ITA Midwest Regional Singles Tournament in 2009 and went on to place sixth at the ITA National Tournament that same year. After his collegiate playing days, Vivas continued to compete in adult leagues and became a two-time Ft. Wayne Doubles City Champion (201516) and a Ft. Wayne Singles City Finalist in 2015. Vivas is a United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) certified instructor.

John Trautman • • • •

Volunteer Assistant Coach Fourth Year Bryan, Ohio Defiance College, 1972

The 2016-17 season will be the fourth for John Trautman as a volunteer assistant coach for the Yellow Jacket men’s and women’s tennis teams. He is a 1972 graduate of Defiance College and 1974 Master’s graduate of Miami (Ohio) University. Trautman worked at Defiance for 20 years in many capacities ranging from the Alumni Director to Associate Vice President for Development and

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Alumni Relations. He spent the next 10 years as the Executive Director of the Isaac Knapp Dental Society before his retirement. An avid tennis enthusiast, John has served as the Chair Umpire for numerous professional tennis exhibitions. He also coaches his wife Julie, who participates in USTA League play as well as other competitive tennis tournaments. Trautman and his wife Julie reside in Bryan, Ohio.

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Defiance College Season Statistics (Through games of Mar 15, 2017) 2016 STATISTICS & RESULTS Overall record: 7-11 • Conference: 2-6 • Region: 0-4 • Home: 4-3 • Away: 2-3 • Neutral: 1-5 vs National ranked: 0-0 • vs Regional ranked: 0-0 vs

SINGLES James Demeo Daniel Fabelo Ricardo Girona Nathan Height Brian Kurtz Diego Sanchez Tory Savage Adam Swisher Eline Widman Totals Percentage

Overall 10-8 0-5 0-1 5-8 3-7 0-5 7-11 10-8 4-13 40-66 .377

Dual 10-8 0-5 0-1 5-8 3-7 0-5 7-11 10-8 4-13 40-66 .377

Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000

Conf 4-4 0-0 0-0 2-6 1-7 0-0 2-6 3-5 0-8 12-36 .250

ranked

1 2 3 4 5 6 Nat'l Reg'l 10-8 ----------0-0 0-0 --------0-2 0-3 0-0 0-0 ----------0-1 0-0 0-0 --------1-1 4-7 0-0 0-0 ------0-1 3-6 --0-0 0-0 --------0-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 ----- 7-11 ------0-0 0-0 --- 10-8 --------0-0 0-0 ------- 4-12 0-1 --0-0 0-0 10-8 10-8 7-11 4-13 4-14 5-12 0-0 0-0 .556 .556 .389 .235 .222 .294 .000 .000 vs

DOUBLES TEAMS James Demeo/Adam Swisher Tory Savage/Eline Widman Nathan Height/Brian Kurtz Daniel Fabelo/Nathan Height Daniel Fabelo/Ricardo Girona Ricardo Girona/Diego Sanchez Tory Savage/Adam Swisher James Demeo/Eline Widman Brian Kurtz/Tory Savage Nathan Height/Eline Widman Totals Percentage

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Date 02/27/16 3/1/16 3/6/16 3/8/16 3/11/16 3/8/16 3/8/16 09/25/15 03/18/16 3/20/16 03/28/16 Apr 06, 2016 Apr 09, 2016 Apr 13, 2016 Apr 16, 2016 04/20/16 Apr 23, 2016 04/30/16

vs vs vs vs vs at at at at at vs

Overall 10-7 6-7 2-4 0-2 0-4 0-1 1-0 1-0 2-2 0-4 23-31 .426

Opponent OLIVET COLLEGE ALMA COLLEGE Roosevelt (Ill.) University Lawrence Tech Eastern Nazarene Penn State Behrend Marietta College Miami (Ohio)- Middletown MOUNT ST. JOSEPH Marietta College CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY Manchester University Transylvania EARLHAM COLLEGE Rose-Hulman ANDERSON (IND.) HANOVER Franklin

Dual 10-7 6-7 2-4 0-2 0-4 0-1 1-0 1-0 2-2 0-4 23-31 .426

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

Tour 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000

Score 9-0 2-7 1-8 0-9 0-9 4-5 5-4 9-0 7-2 5-2 9-0 3-6 0-9 1-8 0-9 6-3 2-7 0-9

Overall 1-0 1-1 1-2 1-3 1-4 1-5 2-5 3-5 4-5 5-5 6-5 6-6 6-7 6-8 6-9 7-9 7-10 7-11

Conf 4-4 1-3 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-4 7-17 .292

1 10-7 ----------1-0 ------11-7 .611

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

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2 --6-7 ----------1-0 2-2 --9-9 .500

Strk L1 L5 L1 L2 L7 L5 L2 L2 L7

Last 10 6-4 0-5 0-1 3-7 3-7 0-5 4-6 5-5 1-8

ranked

3 Nat'l Reg'l --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 --0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0 3-15 0-0 0-0 .167 .000 .000

Strk L1 L3 L3 L2 L4 L1 W1 W1 L1 L4

Last 10 6-4 5-5 2-4 0-2 0-4 0-1 1-0 1-0 2-2 0-4

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AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS

ALL-HCAC 2005: Nathan Butler Stefan Faerber 2006: Stefan Faerber Tim Kurtz 2007: Tim Kurtz 2008: Tim Kurtz 2009: Tyler Ault Austin Kleman Adam Fausey* Trevor Ault* 2010: Will Draur Tyler Ault Austin Kleman Trevor Ault 2011: Trevor Ault 2012: Trevor Ault 2013: Mike Ross* Cord Speelman* 2014: Mike Ross Cord Speelman* Ryan Nelson* James DeMeo* 2015: Mike Ross James DeMeo Ryan Nelson* Justin Walker* 2016: James DeMeo Adam Swisher* HCAC ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP 2009: Aaron Cottos 2010: Mark Vandevender 2011: Mark Vandevender 2012: Ryan Nelson 2013: Craig Bills 2014: Justin Walker 2015: Adam Swisher 2016: Tory Savage 20

ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE 2005: Wesley Auld Stefan Faerber Jared Sponseller 2006: Stefan Faerber Jeffrey Meyer Jared Sponseller 2008: Steve McQuade 2009: Trevor Ault Austin Kleman 2010: Trevor Ault Austin Kleman 2012: Trevor Ault 2013: Cord Speelman Michael Vanderkolk 2014: Cord Speelman Ryan Nelson 2015: James DeMeo Nathan Height Ryan Nelson 2016: James DeMeo Nathan Height Adam Swisher

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