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TABLE OF CONTENTS AND QUICK FACTS TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION Table of Contents and Quick Facts ........................ This is Defiance and President’s Welcome . .......... DC Athletics Philosophy . ........................................ Athletics Facilities ....................................................

QUICK FACTS 1 2 3 4

ATHLETICS STAFF Administrative Staff and Coaching Staff . ............... 5 Head Coach Ryan Kuhn . .......................................... 6 Assistant Coach Andy Routt .................................... 6 2013 YELLOW JACKETS Team Roster .............................................................. 7 Season Preview ........................................................ 8 PROFILE PAGES Profiles ................................................................. 9-14 Matt Minear ........................................................... 9 Adam Dunbar......................................................... 9 Ian Finch . .............................................................. 9 Tyler Clark ........................................................... 10 Cam Napier ......................................................... 10 Chris Smith ......................................................... 10 Jesse Bailey ........................................................ 11 Josh Brisebois . .................................................. 11 Denzel Moore....................................................... 11 James Lopez ....................................................... 12 Dylan Textor ........................................................ 12 Mike Hill ............................................................... 12 Jordan Taylor ...................................................... 13 Alex Francisco .................................................... 13 Jordan Michel ..................................................... 13 Chase Mallory ..................................................... 14 Todd Roberts ...................................................... 14

2013 MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS

GENERAL INFORMATION Institution ....................................... Defiance College Address .................................... 701 N. Clinton Street .................................................. Defiance, Ohio 43512 Founded .............................................................. 1850 Enrollment . ........................................................ 1,070 President .......................................... Mark C. Gordon Nickname ........................................... Yellow Jackets Colors .............................................. Purple and Gold Website . ...................................... www.Defiance.edu ATHLETICS INFORMATION Affiliation ........................................ NCAA Division III Conference . ............... Midwest Lacrosse Conference Athletics Website ........... www.DefianceAthletics.com Director of Athletics ......................... Jenni Morrison Athletics Department Phone ............... 419-783-2342 Athletics Department Fax .................... 419-783-2369 Sports Information Director .................... Seth Mikel Alma Mater .................................... Indiana Wesleyan Phone Number ...................................... 419-783-2566 Email ....................................... smikel@defiance.edu Assistant SID/Lacrosse Contact .... Robby Hamman Alma Mater ....................................................... Bethel Phone Number ...................................... 419-783-2381 Email .................................. rhamman@defiance.edu Assistant SID .......................................... Martin Kluk Alma Mater .......................................... Ohio Northern Phone Number ...................................... 419-783-2381 Email ........................................ mkluk@defiance.edu LACROSSE INFORMATION Stadium ........................................ Justin F. Coressel Head Coach . ............................................ Ryan Kuhn Alma Mater ......................................... Manhattanville Years at Defiance . .............................................. First Overall Record ....................................................... 0-0 MLC Record ........................................................... 0-0 Phone Number ...................................... 419-783-2475 Email ......................................... rkuhn@defiance.edu

The 2013 Defiance College Men’s Lacrosse Media Guide was written and produced by DC Assistant Sports Information Director, Robby Hamman, using Adobe InDesign CS3 and Photoshop CS3 software. A special thanks to the entire DC men’s lacrosse coaching staff, Seth Mikel and all former members of the DC Sports Information staff for their assistance in this publication. The media guide was edited by Robby Hamman and Seth Mikel. Photos were provided by the DC Photo Team.

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THIS IS DEFIANCE AND PRESIDENT’S WELCOME this is defiance college

Defiance College, founded in 1850, is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the United Church of Christ, providing outstanding academic programs and co-curricular activities for a student body of nearly 1,100 students. Building on a strong foundation of more than a century of educating citizens for lives of leadership and service, Defiance College provides opportunities for its students to make a meaningful impact on society in the twenty-first century with an educational experience of engagement. The Princeton Review features Defiance College in Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Great Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement. Defiance College has been named for five-consecutive years to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for its commitment to community service, and for the past two years DC has been named a Military Friendly School for providing significant benefits and services to veterans. Defiance College is also one of 119 U.S. colleges and universities selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to receive its Community Engagement Classification. The McMaster School for Advancing Humanity was created to provide opportunities for DC undergraduate students and faculty to more closely examine global issues and how they affect the human condition. Faculty and students conducted projects during the 2010-2011 year in Belize, Cambodia and New Orleans. The School serves as the umbrella for the Service Leadership Program developing leadership communication, conflict resolution and cultural awareness; the Carolyn M. Small Honors Program providing opportunities for students to participate in an honors curriculum; and Project 701, a student-run nonprofit organization. Defiance College offers students a world of opportunities to enhance their academic experience, from cultural visits in world-class cities across the continent, to international trips through the DC Global program, all of which open minds to new ideas and cultures and provide insights to help in competition for jobs and graduate school placement. Defiance College is also home of the Hench Autism Studies Program, an innovative, multi-faceted program designed to specifically address the late adolescent years and the transition of individuals with autism to adulthood. Student life is an important part of a Defiance College education. Activities include student government, musical and theater groups, religious organizations, intercultural organizations, honor societies, special interest groups, intramural athletics, and four Greek chapters including a service fraternity. As a national leader in the field of service learning and engagement, DC teaches students to take the knowledge they have gained and use it to change lives for the better – in their communities, in distant villages, and in their careers. Approximately 10,000 men and women across the globe claim Defiance College as their alma mater, and they excel in all walks of life.

welcome to defiance

Dear Fellow Defiance College Fan,

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

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Sincerely, Mark C. Gordon, President


DC ATHLETICS 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 College 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 College 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 College mission statement‌to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

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ATHLETICS FACILITIES

George M. Smart Athletic center

George M. Smart Athletic center

The Defiance College men’s lacrosse team hosts all of its games at the newly-turfed Justin F. Coressel Stadium. The 4,000-capacity facility was constructed in 1994 and boasts a full working press box with internet capabilities for webcasting events. The field received a major facelift this past fall, as Defiance completely removed the old surface and installed brand new field turf. Another newly constructed facility that will aid in the success of all DC athletic programs is the George M. Smart Athletic Center. The failility houses a weight room specifically constructed for athletes to be able to accomodate each sport’s needs. The SMART Fitness Center has also moved to the George M. Smart Athletic Center. This features a wide variety of workout equipment from cardiovascular machines to free weights. All DC students and faculty have access to the SMART Fitness Center. The new facility also has an indoor track and three basketball courts that will be specifically used for recreational activity.

Smart Fitness center

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ATHLETICS STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

JENNI MORRISON

Athletics Director 419-783-2380 jmorrison@defiance.edu

KYLE BRUMETT

Assistant AD 419-783-2346 kbrumett@defiance.edu

SETH MIKEL

Assistant AD for Sports Information 419-783-2566 smikel@defiance.edu

CRAIG RUTTER

Assistant AD for Athletics Administrative Administrative Assistant Engagement Assistant 419-783-2342 419-783-2374 419-783-2343 mtrubey@defiance.edu crutter@defiance.edu mzahel@defiance.edu

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF

KEVIN TONG

Head Athletic Trainer 419-783-2340 ktong@defiance.edu

KATHLEEN WESTFALL

Assistant Athletic Trainer / SWA 419-783-2345 kwestfall@defiance.edu

DAN FRANKART

Graduate Assistant 419-783-2433 dfrankart@defiance.edu

HEAD COACHING STAFF

JACOB HINDALL

Graduate Assistant 419-783-2433 jhindall@defiance.edu

DEREK WOODLEY

KYLE BRUMETT

JESSICA “COX” MORRIS

JOHN HARTPENCE

BRIAN SHEEHAN

RYAN KUHN

JASON ALLEN

ALEX VAN DER SLUIJS

JODIE HOLAVA

ATHENA MILLER

Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball CC/Track and Field Football 419-783-2341 419-783-2346 419-783-2391 419-783-2385 419-783-2378 dwoodley@defiance.edu kbrumett@defiance.edu jcox@defiance.edu jhartpence@defiance.edu bsheehan@defiance.edu

Men’s Lacrosse 419-783-2475 rkuhn@defiance.edu

MICHELLE TRUBEY

MATT ZAHEL

FRED MOORE

CRAIG RUTTER

Men’s Golf 419-783-2342 fmoore@defiance.edu

Women’s Golf 419-783-2374 crutter@defiance.edu

STEVE OBERLIN

BRIE BRENNER

Women’s Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis 419-783-2808 419-783-2588 419-783-2379 419-783-2459 419-783-2387 jallen@defiance.edu avandersluijs@defiance.edu jholava@defiance.edu amiller@defiance.edu soberlin@defiance.edu

Volleyball 419-783-2326 bhagerty@defiance.edu

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COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH Ryan Kuhn

First Season Manhattanville College (419) 783-2475 rkuhn@defiance.edu Ryan Kuhn joins the Defiance program from the College of Mount Saint Vincent, where he served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for the Dolphins for the past four seasons. During that time, Kuhn also worked on staff as an assistant varsity coach at Copiague High. Prior to his time at MSV, Kuhn acted in the same position at Hendrix College, helping launch the men’s lacrosse program for the Warriors and playing a key role in the recruiting process. Kuhn started his coaching career at Suffolk Community College in 2007 and gained key coaching experiences at a host of college, high school and club camps. As a collegiate lacrosse player, Kuhn earned a pair of Skyline Academic All-Conference honors from Manhattanville, before graduating in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in history.

ASSISTANT COACH Andy Routt First Season Cincinnati University (419) 783-2446 aroutt@defiance.edu Routt brings plenty of coaching experience with him to Defiance, after serving as the head coach for the Cincy Royals summer club program from 2007-2011. Routt was also the head coach at a pair of high schools in the Cincinnati area, leading Turpin High in 2009 and Seven Hills High during the 2011 campaign. Prior to beginning his coaching career, Routt played collegiately at NCAA Division II Saint Leo for one season before transferring to the University of Cincinnati. During his time with the Bearcats, Routt started at the goalie position on the club team for three seasons.

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TEAM ROSTER

Back Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Andy Routt, Jordan Michel, Matt Minear, Adam Dunbar, Tyler Clark, Chase Mallory, Mike Hill, Jordan Taylor, Cam Napier, Jesse Bailey, Todd Roberts, Head Coach Ryan Kuhn Front Row: Ian Finch, Josh Brisebois, Dylan Textor, Chris Smith, Denzel Moore, Alex Francisco

2013 Roster No. 1 2 3 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 21 22 23 24 30

Name

Matt Minear Adam Dunbar Ian Finch Tyler Clark Cam Napier Chris Smith Jesse Bailey Josh Brisebois Denzel Moore James Lopez Dylan Textor Mike Hill Jordan Taylor Alex Francisco Jordan Michel Chase Mallory Todd Roberts

Pos.

D D M A/M D G A M M A M M D A D A M

Year

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

Hometown

San Diego, Calif. Bartlett, Ill. Toledo, Ohio Friendswood, Texas West Palm Beach, Fla. Copiague, N.Y. Cascade, Mich. Edgewater, Fla. Toledo, Ohio Chicago, Ill. Howell, Mich. Toledo, Ohio Trenton, Ohio Bloomington, Ill. St. Marys, Ohio Indianapolis, Ind. Miami, Fla.

High School

Granite Hills Bartlett St. Francis de Sales Friendswood Palm Beach Gardens Walter G. O’Connell Forest Hills Central New Smyrna Beach Scott St. Laurence Howell Bowsher Edgewood Bloomington Memorial North Central Palmetto Senior

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SEASON PREVIEW The Yellow Jacket men’s lacrosse program is set to embark on its opening season as a varsity sport at Defiance College. Head Coach Ryan Kuhn is excited to get the season underway. “As a staff we have been looking forward to this for a very long time and we are excited to get out on the field and show everyone what Defiance Lacrosse is all about,” said Kuhn. “We have a fantastic group of young men, and we are very lucky to coach such a wonderful group.” Being a first year program, there are many challenges that the Yellow Jackets face in the upcoming season. Kuhn has instilled expectations and a vision for the young Defiance squad that will help the team get better day in and day out. “As a staff we have many short term and long term goals,” stated Kuhn. “As a program we view every single day as a challenge and have adopted a ‘Win the Day’ attitude. Every day we want to get better and win the day, and if you can win the small battles during the week it’ll definitely put you in a good position to win the battle on gameday. We want to have a successful season this year and success can be defined in many different ways.” One of the major difficulties for every first-year program is recruiting and bringing in quality players. The head coach thinks he and his staff have assembled a solid core of players who will play a factor in the building of the program. “I think we have a good base to build on in the future,” Kuhn said. “We have some guys at key positions that will definitely help us progress as the season goes along.” On the defensive side of the field it is of the upmost of importance to have a solid shot-stopper in a goalie and Kuhn believes he has found one in Chris Smith. “Chris has developed into an even better stopper since he’s gotten here,” stated Kuhn. “He’s gotten into tremendous shape and it has helped in all facets of his game. He has big game experience coming from one of the toughest high school divisions in the country, and we know it will translate into the college game for our squad.” While the goalie position is a huge factor, the game is controlled by the midfielders and reliable goal-scorers in the attack are crucial to a team’s success. Kuhn highlighted two of many players that will have an opportunity to step up and make a difference in the upcoming season. “Midfielder Chase Mallory is also someone who has come a long way since he has arrived at DC,” said Kuhn. “He a strong, athletic midfielder, who has all the tools to be a great player at this level. We are going to lean on him to lead us from the midfield. Attacker Jesse Bailey is someone that really has adapted well to the college game and really excelled in the preseason. He is a tough, shifty player that can be a real offensive threat this year. We look at him as someone that will be a big leader on the offensive side of the ball for the next four years.” The sport of lacrosse is one of the newer sports that is sweeping across the country. Coach Kuhn describes the sport to people who are unfamiliar with lacrosse. Lacrosse is a great game to watch because it combines a lot of the best qualities from all sports,” stated Kuhn. “It combines the physicality of football and hockey with the speed and fitness of soccer, and also the up-and-down tempo of basketball. It is a great sport with a lot of history and all of these factors are definitely a driving force behind why this game is the fastest growing sport in the country.”

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MEET THE JACKETS #1 Matt Minear Freshman - Defense San Diego, Calif. - Granite Hills HS

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Granite Hills High under head coach Jeff McDade ... Three-time firstteam all-league honoree ... Granite Hills Defensive Most Valuable Player ... Two-time Adrenaline All-Star Team Selection. Personal: Son of Eddie and Margaret Minear ... Majoring in athletic training with a minor in physical therapy.

#2 Adam Dunbar Freshman - Defense Bartlett, Ill. - Bartlett HS

High School: Two-year letterwinner at Bartlett High under head coach Mike Fernandez. Personal: Son of Jason and Melissa Dunbar ... Majoring in criminal justice.

#3 Ian Finch

Junior - Midfield Toledo, Ohio - St. Francis de Sales HS High School: Attended St. Francis de Sales High. Personal: Son of Tom and Jennifer Renshaw ... Majoring in digital forensics.

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MEET THE JACKETS #5 Tyler Clark

Freshman - Attack / Midfield Friendswood, Texas - Friendswood HS High School: Received two letters at Friendswood High under the instruction of head coach Steve Kirk ... Member of National Technical Honor Society. Personal: Son of Ty and Regina Clark ... Majoring in business administration.

#7 Cam Napier

Freshman - Defense West Palm Beach, Fla. - Palm Beach Gardens HS High School: Attended Palm Beach Gardens High. Personal: Son of Antionette Napier … Majoring in criminal justice.

#8 Chris Smith

Freshman - Goalie Copiague, N.Y. - Walter G. O’Connell HS High School: Two-year letterwinner at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High under head coach Jim Konan ... Recipient of the Jarod Pennington Memorial Award. Personal: Son of Melanie Smith ... Majoring in athletic training.

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MEET THE JACKETS #9 Jesse Bailey

Freshman - Attack Cascade, Mich. - Forest Hills Central HS High School: Lettered for two seasons at Forest Hills Central High under the instruction of head coach Tony Quinn. Personal: Son of Dan and Keri Bailey ... Majoring in physical education and health.

#10 Josh Brisebois

Freshman - Midfield Edgewater, Fla. - New Smyrna Beach HS High School: Attended New Smyrna Beach High Personal: Son of Dave Brisebois and Maria Padula ‌ Majoring in athletic training.

#11 Denzel Moore Sophomore - Midfield Toledo, Ohio - Scott HS

High School: Attended Scott High. Personal: Son of Yvette Moore and William Dean ... Majoring in business administration.

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MEET THE JACKETS #12 James Lopez Freshman - Attack Chicago, Ill. - St. Laurence HS

High School: Lettered for two years at St. Laurence High ... Most Valuable Player honoree ... Led team in goals and assists. Personal: Son of James Lopez and Christina Benz ... Majoring in criminal justice.

#13 Dylan Textor

Junior - Midfield Howell, Mich. - Howell HS

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Howell High under head coach Scott Larente. Personal: Son of Mark and Kristyn Textor ... Majoring in molecular biology with a minor in chemistry.

#14 Mike Hill Junior - Midfield Toledo, Ohio - Bowsher HS

High School: Attended Bowsher High ... Received academic scholarship award in history. Personal: Son of Dave and Debra Hill ... Majoring in history with a minor in international studies.

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MEET THE JACKETS #21 Jordan Taylor

Senior - Defense Trenton, Ohio - Edgewood HS

High School: Lettered for a season at Edgewood High ... Voted all-region honorable mention ... Coach’s Award honoree. Personal: Son of Todd and Lisa Taylor ... Majoring in physical education and health and minoring in autism studies ... Member of the Defiance College football team.

#22 Alex Francisco

Freshman - Attack Bloomington, Ill. - Bloomington HS High School: Played at Bloomington High under the tutelage of Parker Boyes and Andy Grisinger. Personal: Son of Chad and Deanna Francisco ... Majoring in molecular biology and minoring in autism studies.

#23 Jordan Michel Freshman - Defense St. Marys, Ohio - Memorial HS

High School: Attended Memorial High in St. Marys, Ohio ... Member of President Achievement Society. Personal: Son of Kris and Kam Hughes ... Majoring in athletic training with a minor in wellness and corporate fitness.

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MEET THE JACKETS #24 Chase Mallory

Freshman - Midfield Indianapolis, Ind. - North Central HS High School: Lettered in varsity men’s lacrosse for four years at Southport High under head coach Corey Zwickel while attending North Central High ... Set program record for most points scored in a season with 32 ... Set record for most goals scored in a game with eight ... Named team Most Valuable Player. Personal: Son of Alleshia Stark ... Majoring in history.

#30 Todd Roberts Sophomore - Midfield Miami, Fla. - Palmetto Senior HS

High School: Attended Palmetto Senior High. Personal: Son of Tom and Lynae Roberts ‌ Majoring in criminal justice.

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2013 Defiance College Men's Lacrosse Media Guide