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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 Tyler Dixon ............................................. 6 Assistant Coach Chelsea Colton ................................ 7 Assistant Coach Erin Rodriguez . ............................... 7 2011-2012 YELLOW JACKETS Team Roster ............................................................... 8 Season Preview ......................................................... 9 WOMEN’S PROFILE PAGES Profiles ................................................................ 10-12 Miranda Behner .................................................... 10 Chelsea Bell.......................................................... 10 Emilee Boleyn ...................................................... 10 Alicia Hoopingarner .............................................. 11 Jacquelin Loock . .................................................. 11 Rae McCollins ...................................................... 11 Brittany Wildman .................................................. 12 Team Picture ........................................................ 12 MEN’S PROFILE PAGES Profiles ................................................................ 13-14 William Johns ....................................................... 13 Jacob Stuber ........................................................ 13 Dylan Textor ......................................................... 13 Ben Werbiskis ...................................................... 14 Team Picture ........................................................ 14 2011 - 2012 MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS The 2011 - 2012 Defiance College Swimming and Diving 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 swimming and divingcoaching 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, Seth Mikel and Tyler Dixon. Photos were provided by the DC Photo Team.

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 .............................. Ohio Athletic 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/Swimming Contact ..................... Robby Hamman Alma Mater ......................................................... Bethel Phone Number ....................................... 419-783-2381 Email ..................................... rhamman@defiance.edu Assistant SID. .......................................... David Snider Alma Mater ................................................. Muskingum Phone Number ....................................... 419-783-2381 Email ........................................ dsnider@defiance.edu SWIMMING INFORMATION Pool ..................................................... Defiance YMCA Head Coach ............................................... Tyler Dixon Alma Mater, Year ................................. Ball State, 2009 Years at Defiance .................................................. First Phone Number ....................................... 419-783-2459 Email .......................................... tdixon@defiance.edu Assistant Coach .................................. Chelsea Colton Alma Mater ........................................... SUNY-Oswego Years at Defiance .................................................. First Phone Number ....................................... 419-785-2867 Email ........................................ ccolton@defiance.edu Assistant Coach ................................... Erin Rodriguez Alma Mater ..................................................... Defiance Years at Defiance .................................................. First Email ............................. erodriguez002@defiance.edu

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

welcome to defiance

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.

Dear Fellow Defiance College Fan,

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.

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.

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.

The entire Defiance College family joins me in welcoming you to our campus and to today’s game.

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 extra-curricular 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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Serrick campus center

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

CORESSEL STADIUM

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The Defiance College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams host all of their home meets at the Defiance YMCA. The complex is located at 1599 Palmer Drive. The pool measures 25 yards long and has a onemeter diving board and three-meter diving board. The SMART Fitness Center is in its eighth year of operation and sports a full selection of cardiovascular, Nautilus, and free-weight equipment. All of these facilities are available for use by the Defiance College Yellow Jackets. DC has also started construction on an 84,000 square-foot field house that is set to open at the end of the 2011 year. The multi-purpose floor will provide additional training areas for all 21 varsity athletic programs at Defiance, while the McMaster Center weight room and Smart Fitness Center will also be moved to the new facility to provide the campus with a fitness and recreational hub.

Smart Fitness center

DEFIANCE YMCA


ATHLETICS STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

JENNI MORRISON

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

MICHELLE TRUBEY

ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF

KATHLEEN WESTFALL

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

KYLE BRUMETT

CRAIG RUTTER

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

KEVIN TONG

DEREK WOODLEY

BRIAN BOVEINGTON

MYRA STOCKDALE

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

KURT MONEYSMITH

Director of Athletic Graduate Assistant Assistant Athletic Trainer / SWA Training Education 419-783-2393 419-783-2433 419-783-2345 mstockdale@defiance.edu kmoneysmith@defiance.edu kwestfall@defiance.edu

HEAD COACHING STAFF

CRAIG McCORD

JOHN HARTPENCE

NATE JENSEN

Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball CC/Track and Field Football 419-783-2341 419-783-2346 419-783-2583 419-783-2385 419-783-2432 dwoodley@defiance.edu kbrumett@defiance.edu cmccord@defiance.edu jhartpence@defiance.edu njensen@defiance.edu

MARC GRAHAM

SETH MIKEL

ALEX VAN DER SLUIJS

JODIE HOLAVA

TYLER DIXON

FRED MOORE

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

STEVE OBERLIN

Men’s Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Tennis 419-783-2446 419-783-2588 419-783-2379 419-783-2459 419-783-2343 mgraham@defiance.edu avandersluijs@defiance.edu jholava@defiance.edu tdixon@defiance.edu soberlin@defiance.edu

CRAIG RUTTER

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

DAVID KWAN

Volleyball 419-783-2326 dkwan@defiance.edu

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COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH Tyler Dixon First Season Ball State University (419) 783-2459 tdixon@defiance.edu

Tyler Dixon has completed his first year as head coach for the swimming and diving programs at Defiance College. After a year of recruiting, Dixon is set to lead the program into its inagural season of competition. Dixon comes to Defiance College from Ball State University, where he was a four-year letterman on the swim team while earning a bachelor’s degree in sports administration in the spring of 2009 and a master’s degree in information communication sciences in the summer of 2010. During his time with the Cardinals, Dixon excelled in the pool as well as in the classroom. The Jeffersonville, Ind., native was a two-time Mid-American Conference All-Academic selection and placed among the top 16 at the MAC Championships in 2007 and 2010. Along with his athletic and academic background, Dixon has garnered coaching experience working on the staffs of the Pacesetter Swim Team and the Jeffersonville Aquatic Club in Jeffersonville, Ind., as well as assisting with a swim camp at the University of Louisville. During his time with the Jeffersonville Aquatic Club, Dixon served as the head club coach for three years and coached over 100 swimmers. Dixon conducted stroke and instructional clinics, while also offering private instructional lessons.

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COACHING STAFF ASSISTANT COACH Chelsea Colton First Season Defiance College

(419) 785-2867 ccolton@defiance.edu Chelsea Colton will begin her first season as the diving coach for the Defiance College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in 2011-2012. Colton graduated in May of 2011 from State University of New York at Oswego with degrees in economics and German language and literature. During her time at SUNY-Oswego, Colton spent one term studying abroad in Germany and competed on the women’s swimming and diving team in all four years. During her time in the pool with the Lakers, Colton served as the team captain during her senior season and also qualified for the NCAA Division III Diving National Championships. Along with the individual accomplishments, Colton’s team was recognized by the College Swim Coaches Association of America as a Scholar All-American Team for posting a collective 3.14 grade-point average throughout the 2010-2011 campaign. Along with her coaching duties, Colton will work towards a master’s degree in business administration from Defiance College.

ASSISTANT COACH Erin Rodriguez First Season Defiance College

erodriguez002@defiance.edu

Erin Rodriguez will begin her first season as an assistant coach for the Defiance College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams in 2011-2012. Rodriguez graduated from Northwest State Community College in May of 2007 with an assosciate of applied science degree in industrial management. In May of 2011, Rodriguez received a bachelor’s degree in corporate wellness and fitness, and sport management from Defiance College.

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TEAM ROSTER

WOMEN’S TEAM Name

Events

Year Ht.

Hometown

High School

Miranda Behner

Free/Fly

So.

5-6

Lordstown, Ohio

Lordstown

Chelsea Bell

Breast

Fr.

5-8

Walbridge, Ohio

Lake

Emilee Boleyn

Free/Back

Fr.

5-7

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Snider

Alicia Hoopingarner Free/Fly

Fr.

5-6

Plainwell, Mich.

Otsego

Jacqueline Loock

IM/Free

Fr.

5-4

Rochester Hills, Mich.

Rochester

Rae McCollins

Diving

Fr.

4-11

Redford, Mich.

Detroit School of Arts

Brittany Wildman

Diving

So.

5-3

Springfield, Ohio

Greenon

Name

Events

Year Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

High School

William Johns

Free/Fly

Fr.

6-3

240

Defiance, Ohio

Defiance

Jacob Stuber

Diving

Fr.

6-1

180

Napoleon, Ohio

Napoleon

Dylan Textor

Free

Fr.

5-9

160

Howell, Mich.

Howell

Ben Werbiskis

Breast/Free Fr.

6-1

150

West Springfield, Mass.

West Springfield

MEN’S TEAM

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SEASON PREVIEW The Yellow Jackets’ men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams begin their first-ever season this year. Head Coach Tyler Dixon is eager to begin the new program. “This is an exciting time for Defiance swimming and diving, as we embark on a new quest to establish another great program for Defiance athletics,” said Dixon. “We are hoping to build confidence throughout the season as a young team and continue to lower times and establish personal best times and Defiance College records.” The Yellow Jackets have been spending many hours in the pool in the last few months preparing for the challenge of being part of the foundation of a new program. “We have been training now for several weeks and I believe the swimmers are eager to start competing and racing other teams,” stated Dixon. “We start a long stretch of four-straight weekends with meets. The first meet against Alma and Ursuline will be a great test to see where we are as a team. There are always going to be things we can improve on but I am just excited to see some racing.” Being DC’s first-ever team in the college’s history, the squad is comprised of all underclassmen. This creates distinct challenges that most programs do not have. Coach Dixon is embracing this aspect as a chance to grow and succeed. “Without any seniors or juniors on the team, this is definitely a year where we look to gain experience and have our young team dive in and compete right away,” said Dixon. “This is a unique opportunity, as they will be able to lead the team throughout their four years at Defiance in the classroom and in the pool.” The Yellow Jackets’ schedule runs from the end of October through the middle of February. DC hosts four home meets over the course of the season. All of Defiance’s home events will take place at the Defiance YMCA.

Jacob Stuber

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MEET THE JACKETS Miranda Behner Freshman - Free/Fly Lordstown, Ohio - Lordstown HS High School: Attended Lordstown High. Personal: Daughter of Kevin and Rachel Behner … Majoring in digital forensics and criminal justice.

Chelsea Bell Freshman - Breast Walbridge, Ohio - Lake HS

High School: Lettered for three years at Lake High under head coach Dave Stannart … Named captain of the swimming team for three years. Personal: Daughter of Chuck and Andra Bell … Majoring in digital forensics and minoring in criminal justice.

Emilee Boleyn Freshman - Free/Back Fort Wayne, Ind. - Snider HS

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Snider High under head coach Chris Knoblauch … Named to the All-Summit Athletic Conference Team all four years … Went to the state meet all four years. Personal: Daughter of Lisa and Greg Boleyn … Majoring in athletic training with a minor in wellness. 10


MEET THE JACKETS Alicia Hoopingarner Freshman - Free/Fly Plainwell, Mich. - Ostego HS

High School: Lettered for all four years at Otsego High under head coach Mary-Megan Heintz … Named team captain during junior and senior year … Recipient of the Coach’s Award. Personal: Daughter of Sandy Gorham and Billy Hoopingarner … Majoring in athletic training.

Jacquelin Loock

Freshman - IM/Free Rochester Hills, Mich. - Rochester HS High School: Four-year letterwinner at Rochester High under head coach Paul Karas … Honored as a three-year scholar athlete … Three-year member of the National Honor Society … Graduated with cum laude honors. Personal: Daughter of Tim and Chris Loock … Majoring in molecular biology.

Rae McCollins

Freshman - Diving Redford, Mich. - Detroit School of Arts High School: Attended Detroit School of Arts. Personal: Daughter of Yolanda Smith … Majoring in forensic science.

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MEET THE JACKETS Brittany Wildman

Freshman - Diving Springfield, Ohio - Greenon HS High School: Two-year letterwinner at Greenon High. Personal: Daughter of Carol and David Wildman ‌ Majoring in criminal justice.

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Back Row (L to R): Head Coach Tyler Dixon, Alicia Hoopingarner, Chelsea Bell, Alicia Boleyn, Miranda Behner, Assistant Coach Erin Rodriguez, Assistant Coach Chelsea Colton. Front Row (L to R): Jacquelin Loock, Rae McCollins, Brittany Wildman.


MEET THE JACKETS William Johns Freshman - Free/Fly Defiance, Ohio - Defiance HS

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Defiance High under head coach Todd Hall … Recipient of the Golden Straw Award … Member of the Academic Honor Roll … Graduated with honors. Personal: Son of Terry and Teresa Johns … Majoring in nursing.

Jacob Stuber Freshman - Diving Napoleon, Ohio - Napoleon HS

High School: Three-year letterwinner at Napoleon High under head coach Kristen Sheppard. Personal: Son of Doug and Esther Stuber … Majoring in athletic training.

Dylan Textor Freshman - Free Howell, Mich. - Howell HS

High School: Lettered for three years at Howell High under head coach Zac Kasprzac … Named First-Team All-Division A and First-Team All-Kensington Lakes Activities Association … Honored as an All-Michigan Medley Relay member. Personal: Son of Mark and Kristyn Textor … Majoring in biology … Member of the lacrosse team at DC.

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MEET THE JACKETS Ben Werbiskis

Freshman - Breast/Free West Springfield, Mass. - West Springfield HS High School: Lettered for three years at West Springfield High under head coach Rob Kane. Personal: Son of Stephanie and Richard Werbiskis ‌ Majoring in athletic training.

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(L to R): Head Coach Tyler Dixon, Dylan Textor, Jacob Stuber, Ben Werbiskis, William Johns, Assistant Coach Erin Rodriguez, Assistant Coach Chelsea Colton.

2011-2012 Defiance College Swimming Media Guide  

2011-2012 Defiance College Swimming Media Guide

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