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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 Steve Oberlin ................................. 6 Assistant Coach Adrienne Haase ....................... 6 2012 YELLOW JACKETS Team Roster ...................................................... 7 Season Preview ................................................. 8 PROFILE PAGES Profiles .......................................................... 9-11 Bethany Brown .............................................. 9 Tasha Brown ................................................... 9 Danielle LaBarbera ...................................... 10 Catie Savage ............................................... 10 Maria Weber ................................................ 11 Kirsten Wieland ........................................... 11 2011 RESULTS Individual and Team Results ............................ 12

2012 MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS The 2012 Defiance College Women’s Tennis 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 women’s tennis 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.

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 .... Heartland Collegiate 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/Tennis 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 TENNIS INFORMATION Outdoor Courts ....................... Dix Tennis Facility Indoor Courts ..... George M. Smart Athletic Center Head Coach ................................... Steve Oberlin Alma Mater ................................. Northwest State Years at Defiance ........................................ Sixth Phone Number .............................. 419-956-1215 Email ............................... soberlin@defiance.edu Assistant Coach .......................... Adrienne Haase Alma Mater ................................................ Adrian Phone Number .............................. 419-783-2344 Email ................................ ahaase@defiance.edu

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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 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!

SERRICK CAMPUS CENTER 2

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 statement ‌ to know, to lead, to serve and to understand.

CATIE SAVAGE 3


ATHLETICS FACILITIES

GEORGE M. SMART ATHLETIC CENTER

GEORGE M. SMART ATHLETIC CENTER

The Defiance College women’s tennis team hosts all of its outdoor home tennis matches at the newly renovatad Dix Tennis Facility. The facility boasts six newly-surfaced courts and spectator seating. Defiance also opened the George M. Smart Athletic Center, which has four indoor courts for the Yellow Jacket tennis team. The team will be able to practice throughout the winter and host indoor matches and clinics at the complex. Also a part of the complex is a weight room specifically constructed for athletes to be able to accomodate each sport’s needs. The SMART Fitness Center has 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

DIX TENNIS FACILITY 4


ATHLETICS STAFF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

JENNI MORRISON

KYLE BRUMETT

SETH MIKEL

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

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

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

CRAIG RUTTER

MICHELLE TRUBEY

MATT ZAHEL

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

KATHLEEN WESTFALL

DAN FRANKART

JACOB HINDALL

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

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

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

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

HEAD COACHING STAFF

DEREK WOODLEY

KYLE BRUMETT

JESSICA COX-MORRIS

JOHN HARTPENCE

BRIAN SHEEHAN

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

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

JASON ALLEN

ALEX VAN DER SLUIJS

JODIE HOLAVA

ATHENA MILLER

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 bbrenner@defiance.edu

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COACHING STAFF HEAD COACH Steve Oberlin Sixth Season Northwest State College (419) 783-2387 soberlin@defiance.edu Steve Oberlin enters his sixth season as the head coach of the Defiance College men’s and women’s tennis programs. The Northwest State alum was promoted to head coach after serving as an assistant for both squads during the 2006-2007 campaigns. Oberlin has 18 years of tennis coaching under his belt, and has experience coaching both tennis and basketball at the high school and collegiate levels. The past three seasons, the Stryker High product served as an assistant coach for DC’s women’s basketball squad. Oberlin graduated with a degree in business management from Northwest State.

ASSISTANT COACH Adrienne Haase First Season Adrian College

(419) 783-2387 ahaase@defiance.edu Adrienne Haase joins the Defiance College athletics staff as an assistant coach for the men’s and women’s tennis programs for the 20122013 seasons, months after finishing her time at Adrian College. Haase graduated from Adrian in April of 2012 with a degree in marketing, while achieving summa cum laude honors with a grade-point average of 3.89. While attending Adrian, Haase was a member of the women’s tennis team from 2008 through 2010. Along with coaching, Haase is working towards a master’s degree in business from Defiance College.

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TEAM ROSTER

(L to R): Head Coach Steve Oberlin, Kirsten Wieland, Tasha Brown, Danielle LaBarbera, Maria Weber, Catie Savage, Bethany Brown, Assistant Coach Adrienne Haase

2012 Roster Name

Year

Hometown

High School

Bethany Brown Tasha Brown Danielle LaBarbera Catie Savage Maria Weber Kirsten Wieland

Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Maumee, Ohio Fowler, Ind. Grayslake, Ill. Wauseon, Ohio Defiance, Ohio Bryan, Ohio

Maumee Benton Central Grayslake Central Wauseon Ayersville Bryan

DANIELLE LLaa BARBERA

KIRSTEN WEILAND

TASHA BROWN 7


SEASON PREVIEW The Yellow Jacket women’s tennis team is hoping to build off the experience it gained during the 2011 campaign. Defiance has a nice mix of returning veterans and young, up-and-coming freshmen heading into the 2012 season. The Purple and Gold are led by head coach Steve Oberlin, who is entering his sixth season as the women’s head coach. Joining Oberlin to lead the Jackets is Adrienne Haase, who begins her first year as an assistant coach for DC. The Yellow Jackets return four members from last year’s team in juniors Kirsten Wieland, Catie Savage, Tasha Brown and Danielle LaBarbera. Each of the four athletes saw significant action a season ago and will look to use the experience to their advantage in the upcoming year. Wieland has led the team in her first two years, playing every match at one singles and one doubles. The junior has received Honorable Mention All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference honors the past two seasons. Savage enters the 2012 campaign with two years of play at two singles and one doubles under her belt. Fellow juniors Brown and LaBarbera teamed up last season at the three doubles spot. The duo recorded three wins at the position, the most of any Yellow Jacket tandem. In singles matches, Brown saw time between the three, four and five positions and LaBarbera competed at the four, five and six spots. Key additions to the 2012 squad are freshmen Bethany Brown and Maria Weber. Each of these newcomers could make a dramatic impact on the upcoming season for the Jackets.

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MEET THE JACKETS Bethany Brown

Freshman Maumee, Ohio - Maumee HS High School: Lettered for two seasons at Maumee High under head coach Drew Violett ... Named Northern Lakes League Honorable Mention in tennis ... Captain of tennis team ... Graduated as salutatorian ... Member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Patrick and Laura Brown ... Majoring in molecular biology.

Tasha Brown

Junior Fowler, Ind. - Benton Central HS 2011 at Defiance: Competed in 14 singles matches at the three, four and five positions and 13 doubles matches between two and three doubles ‌ Recorded three wins in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action at the number three doubles. 2010 at Defiance: Played two matches at No. 4 singles and 14 matches at No. 5 singles. High School: Earned two varsity letters at Benton Central High for head coach Carly Buetter. Personal: Daughter of DiAnn and Tracy Brown ‌ Majoring in sport management. Year 2010 2011 Career

#1 -

#2 -

Singles #3 0-2 0-2

#4 0-2 0-4 0-6

#5 1-13 1-7 2-20

#6 -

Total 1-15 1-13 2-28

Doubles #1 #2 0-2 0-6 0-8

#3 0-1 3-4 3-5

Total 0-3 3-10 3-13

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MEET THE JACKETS Danielle LaBarbera

Junior Grayslake, Ill. - Grayslake Central HS 2011 at Defiance: Competed in 13 singles matches between four, five and six singles and 12 doubles matches at the number two and three positions … Recorded three wins in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action at the number three doubles and two wins at six singles in HCAC play. 2010 at Defiance: Played three matches at the No. 6 singles position and 16 matches at No. 3 doubles. High School: Two-year letterwinner at Grayslake Central High for head coach Chuck Lawson. Personal: Daughter of Dawn and Thomas LaBarbera … Majoring in early childhood education. Year 2010 2011 Career

#1 -

#2 -

Singles #3 -

#4 0-2 0-2

#5 0-3 0-3

#6 0-3 2-6 2-9

Total 0-3 2-11 2-14

Doubles #1 #2 #3 3-13 0-2 3-7 0-2 6-20

Total 3-13 3-9 6-22

Catie Savage

Junior Wauseon, Ohio - Wauseon HS 2011 at Defiance: Played all 14 singles matches at two singles and split time in doubles with nine matches at one doubles and five matches at the two position … Recorded two singles victories in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matches. 2010 at Defiance: Played 16 matches at No. 2 singles and 14 matches at No. 1 doubles. High School: Lettered for three seasons at Wauseon High for head coaches, Stan Schmidt and Theresa Vietmeier … Selected as the team captain for the WHS tennis squad … National Honor Society Vice President. Personal: Daughter of Tom and Cindy Savage … Majoring in integrated mathematics. Year 2010 2011 Career

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#1 -

#2 1-15 2-12 3-27

Singles #3 -

#4 -

#5 -

#6 -

Total 1-15 2-12 3-27

#1 2-12 1-8 3-20

Doubles #2 0-2 0-5 0-7

#3 -

Total 2-14 1-13 3-27


MEET THE JACKETS Maria Weber

Freshman Defiance, Ohio - Ayersville HS High School: Three-year letterwinner at Ayersville High under head coach Jeff Strata. Personal: Daughter of William and Patricia Weber ... Majoring in molecular biology.

Kirsten Wieland Junior Bryan, Ohio - Bryan HS

2011 at Defiance: Competed in 14 matches at the one singles spot and 14 matches at number one doubles … Victorious in two Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference number one singles matches … Honorable Mention All-HCAC honoree. 2010 at Defiance: Played all 16 matches at No. 1 singles and 16 matches at No. 1 doubles … Named Honorable Mention All-HCAC. High School: Three-year letterwinner at Bryan High for head coach Kathryn Gabrielle … Northwest District qualifier for the Golden Bears … Selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player. Personal: Daughter of Mathew and Jen Wieland, and Shelly and Steed Williams … Majoring in early childhood education. Year 2010 2011 Career

#1 4-12 2-12 6-24

#2 -

Singles #3 -

#4 -

#5 -

#6 -

Total 4-12 2-12 6-24

#1 2-14 1-13 3-27

Doubles #2 -

#3 -

Total 2-14 1-13 3-27

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2011 RESULTS Overall Record: 2-12

HCAC: 2-7

Date

Opponent

9/1 9/10 9/14 9/15 9/17 9/18 9/21

Huntington Mount St. Joseph* Earlham* Findlay Rose-Hulman* Northwestern Ohio Manchester*

Home: 1-4

Time/Result L, 9-0 W, 6-3 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 8-1 L, 9-0 L, 9-0

Away: 1-8

Neutral: 0-0

Date

Opponent

Time/Result

9/22 9/24 9/26 10/1 10/5 10/7 10/8

Ohio Northern Franklin* Goshen Transylvania* Bluffton* Anderson* Hanover*

L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 W, 8-1 L, 9-0 L, 9-0

------------------------------------------------- OVERALL ------------------------------------------------Name No. 1 Kirsten Wieland 2-12 Catie Savage Nicole Lovins Katie Carunchia Tasha Brown Danielle LaBarbera Cassie Morris Team Total 2-12 Team Wieland Lovins Savage Carunchia LaBarbera

No. 2

No. 5

No. 6

2-6 0-3 0-3 2-12

Overall 2-12 2-12 1-10 2-7 1-13 2-11 0-6 0-3 10-74

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3

Overall

2-12 1-10 0-1 0-2

2-12

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 1-13 0-5 1-8

SINGLES No. 3 No. 4

1-5 0-5 1-7 0-2

3-7

2-6 0-4 0-2

1-13 2-12 DOUBLES Overall Team 1-13 1-10 1-13 1-7 3-9

Brown Morris Team Totals

1-7 0-3 0-3 1-13 0-6

1-11

1-11

3-4 0-3 0-3 3-9

3-10 0-3 0-3 5-37

--------------------------------------------------- HCAC --------------------------------------------------Name No. 1 Kirsten Wieland 2-7 Catie Savage Nicole Lovins Katie Carunchia Tasha Brown Danielle LaBarbera Cassie Morris Team Total 2-7 Team Wieland Lovins Savage Carunchia LaBarbera

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No. 2

No. 5

No. 6

2-7 1-6 0-1 0-1

2-7

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 1-8 0-2 1-6

SINGLES No. 3 No. 4

1-4 0-2 1-6 0-1

3-4

2-4 0-2 0-1

1-8 2-7 DOUBLES Overall Team 1-8 1-6 1-8 1-6 3-5

Brown Morris Team Totals

1-5 0-1 0-2

2-4 0-1 0-2 2-7

1-8

No. 1 No. 2 No. 3 0-3

1-6

1-6

3-3 1-1 0-2 3-4

Overall 2-7 2-7 1-6 2-5 1-8 2-6 0-3 0-2 10-44 Overall 3-6 1-1 0-2 5-22



2012 Defiance College Women's Tennis Media Guide