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2007 School Quick Facts College Name: Address: Founded: Enrollment: Nickname: School Colors: Arena: Affiliation: Conference: President:

Montreat College Box 1267, Montreat, NC 28757 1916 1077 Cavaliers Navy Blue/ Gold McAlister Gymnasium National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Dan Struble

Athletic Director: Amanda Hollifield Office: 828-669-8011 ext. 3410 Email: ahollifield@montreat.edu Sports Information Director: Cliff Green Office: 828-669-8011 ext. 3778 Fax: 828-669-8014 Email: cgreen@montreat.edu Women’s Volleyball Head Coach: Christine Mooberry Office: 828-669-8011 ext. 3413 Email: cmooberry@montreat.edu Women’s Volleyball Assistant Coach: Lyndsey Wall Email: lwall@montreat.edu Head Athletic Trainer: Mark Neely Office: 828-669-8011 ext. 3415 Email: mneely@montreat.edu

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

MONTREAT COLLEGE

Administrative & Support Staff

Pg.

Dan Struble (President)

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Amanda Hollifield (Athletic Director)

4

Mark Neely (Head Athletic Trainer)

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Amanda Almond (Assistant Athletic Trainer)

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Athletic Staff

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Coaching Staff Christine Mooberry (Head Volleyball Coach)

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Lyndsey Wall (Assistant Volleyball Coach)

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2010 Team Information 2010 Volleyball Schedule

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2010 Team Photograph

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2010 Team Roster

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2010 Seniors Allison Baumgartner

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2010 Juniors Ellen Goodman

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Natalie Nieman

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Anna Stephenson

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2010 Sophomores Hannah Bostic

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Rebekah Corn

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Hillary Harrison

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Elizabeth Huitron

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Ashleigh Ikerd

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Alyssa Kaufman

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2010 Freshmen Bethany Hirz & Hattie Lewis

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Hope Lowe & Melissa Mueller

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Anne Newsom & Jessica Parker

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Hanna Scholz & Hannah Travis

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If you think you know Montreat College, there’s more to know! And if you don’t know Montreat College, please take the time to get to know us. Our vision is to become the leading provider of Christ-centered higher education, and all of our programs are moving toward that goal. As Montreat College leads, changes, and grows, our students are also becoming leaders as they are challenged in their academic and spiritual growth. Serving as the only member of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities in North Carolina, we are providing great opportunities through three distinct parts of the college: School of Arts & Sciences - Our traditional, residential campus is located in Montreat, NC, just east of Asheville. This is an ideal place for the college-bound high school student or transfer student looking for a Christ-centered environment. With a wide range of academic areas to choose from and one of the most unique and beautiful campuses in the United States, this is a great place to pursue a bachelor’s degree, mature as a Christian, and experience great opportunities to serve and lead. School of Professional & Adult Studies - Our adult studies program is the only school of its kind in North Carolina offering accelerated degree programs that focus on areas of management, entrepreneurship, leadership, and education. If you’re a working adult who wants to earn an associate’s, bachelor’s, or master’s degree in order to advance your career, this may be the place for you. Courses are offered in Charlotte, Asheville, Cherokee, and other locations across North Carolina. Professional Development Institute (MCPDI) - This unit features the Team and Leadership Center and our one-of-a-kind challenge course and climbing wall specifically designed to foster team development. Located on our Black Mountain Campus, bordering the Swannanoa River, everyone from church youth groups to corporate leadership teams will find unique growth opportunities through MCPDI. Sound exciting? Montreat College is on the move--leading, changing, and growing. We invite you to get to know us better, and be part of the excitement. Log on today and check us out at www.montreat.edu.

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DAN

STRUBLE

Dan Struble is the seventh president of Montreat College; his tenure began April 22, 2004. He is a 1983 graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. He served in the Navy and Navy Reserve for 21 years, retiring as a Commander following active duty service in the Middle East during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (USC) in Comparative Politics and American Politics respectively, where he focused on the area of presidential leadership and decisionmaking. In higher education administration, Dan has focused his efforts on institution building. At Occidental College, he was acting director of major and planned giving during its successful $65 million campaign. At the U.S. Naval Academy, he founded the Naval Academy Foundation, which increased funds raised annually from $5 million to over $30 million, and co-designed its successful $250 million campaign. Dan has taught or lectured at USC, Occidental College, and the Naval Postgraduate School. He has prepared curriculum for the Naval War College, served as an analyst for its Global War Games, and published numerous articles in the Naval War College Review and Shipmate.

AMANDA

HOLLIFIELD

Amanda Duncan Hollifield begins her sixth year in the Montreat College Athletic department, her first year as Director of Athletics. Previously, Amanda served as Associate Athletic Director. This is her second stint as a Cavalier. From 1998-2002, Hollifield led a successful playing career as a forward for Montreat. She still holds the All-time record for most rebounds and blocked shots in a career. Her responsibilities include managing department finances, performing eligibility responsibilities, assisting in game management for home contests, coordinating the Cavalier Club, coordinating the annual spring athletic banquet, and assisting in the management of daily operations. Hollifield completed her graduate studies at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. In December 2003, she earned a Master of Science degree in Human Performance and Sport Studies with a concentration in Sport Administration. Hollifield is a 2002 summa cum laude graduate of Montreat College. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Business Management and Sport Management.

Hollifield was a four-year starter for the Cavalier Women's Basketball team and served as captain her senior year. During her collegiate career, she was selected to the AAC All-Freshman Team, AAC All-Academic team, and NAIA All-American Academic Team. As a junior, Hollifield led the Lady Cavaliers to a conference championship and an invitation to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. As a senior she added an AAC Tournament Championship and a return trip to the National Tournament to her long list of accolades. Hollifield holds the school record for most rebounds and blocked shots in a season and career. She is also a member of the 1,000 p o i n t c l u b . Raised in Johnson City, TN., Hollifield attended and graduated from Happy Valley High School where she excelled in basketball. She was named All-Upper East Tennessee Defensive Player of the Year, All-Conference, and All-Region during her high-school career. Hollifield is married to Montreat College alum Brooks Hollifield. The couple resides in Black Mountain, NC and are the proud parents of a daughter, Grace (3 years-old).

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MARK

NEELY

Neely begins his fifth year as Montreat's head athletic trainer. He spent two and a half years working at a sports medicine clinic and doing outreach to a high school in Kentucky. Enjoying and learning so much from his previous employment, Neely had a strong desire to implement Christ more fully into his work. Tagging itself as being Christ-centered, Neely felt an immediate calling to Montreat College. "I became interested in athletic training due to the injuries I sustained while playing lacrosse in college," says Neely. "I spent quite a bit of time in the training room while in college. I always enjoyed the atmosphere in training rooms. My love for that atmosphere has only grown since working at Montreat due the different personalities of the athletes and their love for Christ." After accepting Christ, Neely desired to combine athletic training and his faith, and Montreat College allows him to do just that. "I have seen many situations when God has worked through injuries to bring the athlete closer to Him. An amazing passage that speaks of this is Hosea 6:1-3- It says, "Come, let us return to the Lord;

AMANDA

for He has torn us, that He may heal us; He has struck us down, and He will bind us up. After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live before Him. Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord." This verse hits home for me because God had to physically break me through my senior year of college," added Neely of his personal journey. "I was finding my identity in my ability to play lacrosse and not in Jesus Christ. Because of this I am humbled to be used as a vessel to bring healing to the athletes both physically and spiritually." While at Montreat College, God has opened ministry doors for both Mark and his wife, Dana. They have worked extensively with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Presbyterian Home for Children. Mark and his wife look forward to many more years here at Montreat College and the continuing opportunities that God will present. Mark completed his BS degree from Shenandoah Univ. in Virginia, and MS at Austin Peay State University in TN. He and his wife, Dana reside in Black Mountain, NC and are the proud parents of a yellow lab, Zabba.

ALMAND

This is Amanda’s first year at Montreat College. She recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a BS in Athletic Training. Roll Tide! “I have been given the opportunity to work with many of the sports teams at Alabama, intern with FCA baseball, and intern in one of the top orthopedic practices in the nation. God has truly been faithful in providing me with a job and amazing people to work with.” “Athletic Training is a great opportunity to serve athletes. I love that I am in a profession where I can do what Christ has called believers to do, serve. As athletic trainers we get to show athletes that we care not only about them as a person but that we also care about their health. As the Assistant Athletic Trainer my philosophy would be to take what God has shown me and simply share this with the people around me. I will take the knowledge and experiences that God has allowed me to gain from The University of Alabama and apply them to my everyday challenges in the athletic training room and on the field. More than anything else I love to share what God has taught me and shown me threw my life's ups and downs.” “Montreat College has given me a great opportunity to not only work with athletes but to use my major and calling to minister and share my passions with the girls around me.”

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2010

ATHLETIC STAFF

Amanda Almond Assistant Athletic Trainer

Michael Bender Head Baseball Coach

Brenton Benware Head Men’s Soccer Coach

Kevin Hanlon Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Aaron Hughes Assistant Baseball Coach

Amanda Hollifield Athletic Diector

Craig Jackson Head Women’s Basketball Coach

Brooke Jackson Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Aaron Kimball Assistant Men’s JV Soccer Coach

Katie Kovarik Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Jose Larios Head Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach

Alan-Michael Sprinkle Assistant Athletic Trainer

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2010

ATHLETIC STAFF

Courtney Nash Head Women’s Soccer Coach

Mark Neely Head Athletic Trainer

Josh Oksnevad Assistant Athletic Trainer

Josh Riccardi Asst. Men’s Soccer & Head JV Men’s Soccer Coach

Haven Payne Assistant Softball Coach

David Pennell Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach

Hub Powell Faculty Athletic Representative

Ryan Smith Assistant Baseball Coach

Caleb Snyder Assistant Men’s & Women’s Cross Country Coach

Lee Swanson Head Softball Coach

Lincoln Walters Head Men’s Basketball Coach

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CHRISTINE

MOOBERRY

HEAD COACH 3RD YEAR USAV LEVEL 1 CERTIFIED

Christy Mooberry is beginning her third season as Head Women's Volleyball Coach at Montreat College. Mooberry started at Montreat in 2008, taking a team ranked 9th in preseason polls to a 4th place finish, achieving a 10-8 record in the AAC. For 2009, the Cavaliers continued to move up in the AAC finishing third and posting an 11 -5 conference record. Making history, the 2009 Cavaliers won more games than any previous Montreat College Volleyball team. The two seasons have captured many awards for the young team including four Setter of the Week at the Conference Level awards, one Player of the Week, Conference Level, four Hitter of the Week awards, Conference Level, one NAIA Player of the Week Nominee, Winner at Conference Level, four AAC All Conference Team, two AAC All Freshman Team, five AAC All Academic Team, two AVCA NAIA All-Northeast Region Team, three all tournament team players, one AAC All Conference Tournament Team and one AVCA NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. Coach Mooberry comes to Montreat after coaching at Newfane High School and WNY Stars Volleyball Club in New York.

Mooberry began her volleyball career playing club and high school in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. She went on to earn a volleyball scholarship to University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois. During her two seasons at USF the team earned the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament Championship Titles. Mooberry also earned the USF Scholar Athlete Award and made the Dean's List in both 1998 and 1999. After playing two seasons under Coach Rich Luenemann, the AVCA's

2003 and 2007 Coach of the year and NAIA Hall of Fame Volleyball Coach, she transferred to Moody Bible Institute to pursue Sports Ministry. While at Moody Bible Institute, Mooberry played two seasons under Jean Penfound, 2006 NCCAA Hall of Fame Inductee. During these two seasons she earned a number of awards including, six All Tournament Team Awards, two tournament MVP's, NCCAA Midwest Regional All Tournament Team in both 1999 and 2000,

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LYNDSEY

NCAAA Division II all Regional Midwest Volleyball Team in 1999 and 2000, and NCCAA Division II First Team All American in 1999 and 2000. While serving as captain for the 2000 season she also earned Grace Bible College Volleyball Classic Most Inspirational Award and President's Award, Moody Bible Institute Female Athlete of the Year 2000-2001. Mooberry graduated in 2001 with a Bachelor's of Arts in Sports Ministry. Upon graduation, Mooberry (then Simmons) married Scott in June of 2001 and moved to Newfane, NY in July of 2001. Scott took the position of Youth and Worship Pastor at Grace Bible Church in Newfane. Doors soon opened for Mooberry to coach. She was an assistant coach at Wilson High School for one year then was able to take over the Varsity Coach position at Newfane High School. During her six years as head varsity coach at Newfane High school she accumulated a record of 92 wins and 26 losses and a 48-0 conference record for the last four years. The Newfane Varsity Volleyball Team earned four consecutive Niagara Orleans Conference Championships and was New York State Section VI Finalists in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007. Mooberry also founded the Western New York Stars USA Volleyball Club in 2002 which provided opportunities for both athletic development and ministry impact. Mooberry is a USAV Level 1 Certified Coach through the USAV's Coaching Accreditation Program, and holds a New York State Coaching Certification, International Sports Sciences Association Certified Fitness Trainer, and is a New York State Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. Mooberry is also working on a Master's Degree in Kinesiology with a Coaching emphasis through Georgia Southern University.

WALL

ASSISTANT COACH 1ST YEAR Lyndsey Wall is starting her first season with the Lady Cavaliers staff as the Assistant Volleyball Coach. Wall stays at Montreat for the 2010/2011 year after finishing her four years with Montreat College in Spring of 2010. Wall graduated with a degree in Bible and Religion with a minor in Art. During her four years at Montreat, she was awarded the Coaches Award (2006), Cavalier Award (2007, 2010), Servant Leadership Award (2008), Montreat Athletic Academic Award (20062010), AAC Academic Award (2007-2010), Kim Trapnell Servant Leadership Award (2010), Champions of Character Award (2010), and graduated cum laude. She looks forward to this season, being able to serve the team in a different way, while expanding her knowledge and love for volleyball.

Christy, her husband Scott and their two dogs, Lex and Tank reside in Black Mountain, NC.

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2010 Day August

November

Time

Opponent

Location

Southern Wesleyan University

Central, SC

Volley in the Mountains

Montreat, NC

6:30 PM

*Virginia Intermont College

Montreat, NC

8-Sep

7:00 PM

King College

Bristol, TN

Friday

10-Sep

8:00 PM

Pfeiffer University Invitational

Misenheimer, NC

Tuesday

14-Sep

6:30 PM

*Bluefield College

Montreat, NC

Friday

17-Sep

7:00 PM

UVA-Wise

Montreat, NC

Tuesday

21-Sep

7:00 PM

Lenior-Rhyne College

Hickory, NC

Friday

24-Sep

6:30 PM

*Bryan College

Dayton, TN

Saturday

25-Sep

1:00 PM

*Reinhardt College

Waleska, GA

Thursday

30-Sep

6:30 PM

*Milligan College

Montreat, NC

Saturday

2-Oct

*Tennessee Wesleyan College

Montreat, NC

1:00 PM

Alumni Game

Montreat, NC

Tuesday

31-Aug

7:00 PM

4-Sep

11:00 AM

Tuesday

7-Sep

Wednesday

September Saturday

October

Date

SCHEDULE

11:00 AM

Tuesday

5-Oct

6:30 PM

*Virginia Intermont College

Bristol, VA

Thursday

7-Oct

6:30 PM

*Bluefield College

Bluefield, WV

Saturday

9-Oct

1:00 PM

*Union College

Barbourville, KY

Saturday

9-Oct

3:00 PM

Indiana University East

Barbourville, KY

Thursday

14-Oct

7:00 PM

Florida College

Temple Terrace, FL

Friday

15-Oct

4:00 PM

Clearwater Christian College

Clearwater, FL

Friday

15-Oct

6:00 PM

Pensacola College

Clearwater, FL

Saturday

16-Oct

10:00 AM

Northwood University

Babson Park, FL

Saturday

16-Oct

2:00 PM

Webber International

Babson Park, FL

Saturday

16-Oct

4:00 PM

Marian University

Babson Park, FL

Tuesday

19-Oct

6:30 PM

*Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

Thursday

21-Oct

6:30 PM

King College

Montreat, NC

Saturday

23-Oct

1:00 PM

Shawnee State

Clinch Valley, VA

Saturday

23-Oct

3:00 PM

*UVA-Wise

Clinch Valley, VA

Tuesday

26-Oct

6:30 PM

*Milligan College

Milligan, TN

Friday

29-Oct

6:30 PM

*Bryan College

Daytpn, TN

Saturday

30-Oct

1:00 PM

*Reinhardt College

Montreat, NC

Tuesday

2-Nov

7:00 PM

Brevard College

Brevard, NC

Thursday

4-Nov

7:00 PM

Mars Hill College

Mars Hill, NC

Saturday

6-Nov

1:00 PM

Union College

Montreat, NC

Saturday

6-Nov

5:00 PM

Southern Wesleyan

Montreat, NC

AAC Conference Tournament

Kingsport, TN

Tuesday 10-Nov - Thursday 12-Nov * Represents Conference Matches

** Exhibition Match/Scrimmage

Outcome

Home Games In Bold

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TEAM PHOTO

# 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22

Name Hannah Travis Ashleigh Ikerd Allison Baumgartner Rebekah Corn Natalie Nieman Alyssa Kaufman Elisabeth Huitron Hope Lowe Melissa Mueller Ellen Goodman Hilary Harrison Anna Stephenson Hattie Lewis Jessica Parker Hannah Scholz Bethany Hirz Hannah Bostic Anne Newsom

TEAM ROSTER

Classs Position FR L/DS SO RS/MB SR MB SO RS/MB JR S SO OH SO RS/S FR DS/L FR S JR OH SO OH JR MB FR MB/RS FR L FR OH/RH FR DS/L SO MB FR S

Height 5-4 6-0 5-9 6-1 5-5 5-7 5-6 5-3 5-7 5-7 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-0 5-9 5-1 5-11 5-7

Hometown Dayton, TN Taylorsville, NC Charlotte, NC Rock Hill, SC Charlotte, NC Kaukauna, WI Hickory, NC Charlotte, NC Arnold, MO Newfane, NY Chesterfield, VA Lillington, NC Morganton, NC Morganton, NC Winter Park, FL Hickory, NC Swords Creek, VA Harrisburg, NC

Previous School Rhea County HS Alexander Central HS First Assembly Christian South Pointe HS Hickory Grove Christian School Kaukauna HS Alexander Central HS North Mecklenburg HS Houghton College L.C. Bird HS Overhills High School Freedom High School Winter Park High School Honaker HS Hickory Grove Baptist

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ALLISON

BAUMGARTNER

SENIOR MIDDLE BACK 5’ 9” CHARLOTTE, NC FIRST ASSEMBLY CHRISTIAN

Mooberry’s Take on Allison: Allie is a senior middle blocker from Charlotte, NC. “Allie is a natural leader, she is fun, high energy, sets her standards high, and makes wise decisions on and off the court. Her heart for the Lord, for the girls on the team, and for Montreat College is obvious.” As a freshman Allie added to her list of accomplishments both on and off the court. Allie is a Montreat Scholar-Athlete, made the Deans List, was twice named the AAC and NAIA Region XII Player of the week as well as NAIA Region XII Second Team and Union College Tournament All-Tournament Team. She also made AAC 1st Team AllConference, AAC All-Freshmen Team, and was the Montreat Team MVP. As a sophomore Allie was named the 2008-09 Montreat College Female Athlete of the Year, the 2008-09 Montreat College Volleyball Women’s MVP, and also earned the Servant Leadership Award while serving as co-

captain. She was named Player of the Week in the AAC two times for the 2008 season and was also named the AAC Hitter of the Week. She was also selected to the AAC First Team AllConference, AAC All Tournament Team, and earned AAC AllAcademic Team. She was also selected to the American Volleyball Coaches Association NAIA All-Northeast Region Team and the AVCA NAIA Honorable Mention All-America. She led the AAC and was ranked #7 in NAIA Division I in kills with 532 (4.4 avg.), #2 AAC and #19 NAIA in blocks with 160 (1.310), #6 AAC in hitting percentage (0.259), and #3 in service aces with 47. She led the Cavaliers in kills, kills per game, kill percentage, service aces, passing percentage, block solos, and blocks per game. While attaining all of this she continues to be on the Dean’s List, a Montreat Scholar Athlete. For the 2008 season she also achieved the highest number of kills (532) at Montreat since the oldest recorded season in 2004.

She also holds the highest kill percentage since 2004 with her 2007 season kill percentage of 35%. As a junior Allie served as a cocaptain, earned her 1,000th kill, was named the 2009-2010 Female Scholar Athlete of the ear, and the 2009-2010 Montreat College Volleyball Offensive Player of the Year. During the 2009 season Allie was ranked number 6 in Division I in Total Blocks (183), number 11 in Division I in Blocks per Game (1.370), led the team in kills with 356, and led the led the team in blocks with 183. She was ranked #6 for her hitting percentage (0.259), and was ranked #4 for kills per set (2.7), and #2 in blocks per set (1.4). She was also named AAC Hitter of the Week during the month of October, AAC All Conference, and AVCA All Region – Northeast Region. While attaining all of that she earned a spot on the Montreat College Distinguished Scholars List, and remained a Montreat Scholar Athlete.

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Career Totals Year

GP

K

E

TA

Ast

SA

SE

Rec

RE

DIG

BS

BA

TB

BE

BHE

2007

115

394

99

846

6

31

26

25

3

78

110

53

163

101

3

2008

122

532

185

1339

21

47

38

1103

38

330

66

94

160

31

38

2009

134

356

134

857

31

29

39

669

42

290

79

104

183

68

18

Total

371

282

418

3042

58

107

103

1797

83

698

255

251

506

200

59

What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to watch movies, hang out with friends, read, play different sports, and most importantly scare people.

Favorite Thing About Montreat College? My room 510, my team (of course!) and the beautiful campus.

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ELLEN

GOODMAN

JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER 5’9” NEWFANE, NY HOUGHTON COLLEGE

Mooberry’s Take on Ellen: Ellen Goodman is a 5'7'' outside from Newfane, New York. Ellen is a junior who transferred last fall from Houghton College in New York. Last season Ellen served as a cocaptain of the volleyball team and earned AAC 2nd-team AllConference. She finished second in the conference for overall service aces, ninth in the conference for digs per set and tenth in the conference for hitting percentage. “Ellen has an excellent work ethic. It’s especially a joy for me to have Ellen as part of the program since she also played high school and club ball for me, I enjoy the fact that we both know what to expect from each other. I knew what I would be getting when she was considering Montreat. It’s also been a lot of fun to see her enjoy her time her at Montreat College, make quick friends with her 510 roommate Allie Baumgartner, and get to use her writing skills as part of her work study with Camaraderie of Writers.”

English with Ellen: “Though I love Montreat and love living down here in the mountains, I adamantly refuse to acclimatize to southern speech. "Y'all" is not a word, "mightcould" is not a legitimate phrase, and "tin" is a metal, not the number that comes after nine. My roommate (Allie B, #3) and I co-founded a Letter-of-the-Week program. Every week we pick a different letter and, for that week, try to utilize as many different words beginning with that letter as we can. So, if you're talking to one of us and notice an abundance of alliteration, feel free to join in!

Kills

Digs

Assists

197

105

52

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NATALIE

NIEMAN

JUNIOR SETTER 5’5” CHARLOTTE, NC HICKORY GROVE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Natalie: Natalie Nieman is a 5’6” setter from Charlotte, NC. Natalie is a junior majoring in Human Services, and plans to work with children when she graduates. She earned Rookie of Year award and All Freshmen Team my freshmen year. Her sophomore year she received All Academic, Setter of the Week in September and earned All Conference Tournament Team. “Natalie is a really sweet girl, great in the classroom, serves as an RA, and has a real heart for the Lord. I feel like Natalie and I have this understanding now that just makes it really easy to work together. The first year was really hard for her, I pushed her because I knew she had a ton of potential and she needed to lead the court as a setter, which is really a hard role to fill as a freshmen. But now, Natalie really takes control of the court well and I feel like she leads well too, the girls want to follow her instructions because they trust her. And she’s certainly a talented player, not just as a setter, but she plays excellent defense and has a great float serve.”

Natalie says, “The sport is what brought me to Montreat, but God has worked in many other ways. I love the campus, the class sizes, the professors, and the friends He has brought into my life. I love my new family on the volleyball team, and could not ask for any better. We have a bond that could not be broken by anyone. Besides playing volleyball, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and doing random things with them. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for the remaining two years at Montreat.”

Notes on Nat: I met Tom Hoff, the middle blocker for the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team. I have a family of four including: my mother Donna, my father James, and my younger sister Jasmine. Our whole family has been involved in the sport of volleyball, and this is the main reason I started playing. I have been passing and setting for as long as I can remember.

Kills

Digs

Assists

Aces

92

677

1928

82

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ANNA

STEPHENSON

JUNIOR MIDDLE BACK 5’10” LILLINGTON, NC OVERHILLS HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Anna: Anna is a 5’11” junior middle blocker from Lillington, NC. She is majoring in Environmental Studies and often gets asked random biology questions from her teammates. Anna earned the Most Improved Player for both the 2008 and 2009 season. Her sophomore year she was named AAC Hitter of the Week and then it all built from there. Included on her list of achievements are the AllTournament Team awards at the 2009 Clearwater Christian College tournament in Clearwater as well as at the 2009 Asbury Invitational Tournament in Kentucky. At the end of the 2009 season, Anna was awarded 1st team AllConference. She finished 9th overall in the AAC for hitting percentage last year, 12th overall in the AAC for kills per set, 4th in blocks per set. “I wish you could see the transformation of Anna in a short video clip, it really is amazing how much better she’s gotten over the last two years. She really has

earned her Most Improved Awards, and that’s hard to do two years in a row. She is such a hard worker, she’s really learned and applied her knowledge of proper nutrition and weight training, and now she’s seeing the benefits in her performance. Anna is also a very consistent player, which makes it easy to put her on the court. If you hear people chanting “feed the beast” you know they want the ball to go to Anna, she can just pound the ball.”

Favorite things about MC: The classroom size and the close relationships you can have with your professors. Favorite Date Night Restaurant: Carrabba’s Italian Grill (2nd is Cheddar’s) Favorite Color: Green Favorite Food: Chicken

Kills

Digs

Assists

Aces

568

278

146

17

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Congratulations Melissa! Go Cavaliers!

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HANNAH

BOSTIC

SOPHOMORE MIDDLE BACK 5’11” SWORDS CREEK, VA HONAKER HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Hannah: Hannah is a 5’11” right side/ middle blocker from Swords Creek, VA. She is a Psychology Therapy major and she plans to pursue Physical Therapy school after graduation. Hannah received academic honors for the 20092010 season with a 3.4 grade point average. For the 2009 season, she was 3rd on the team in blocks. “Hannah is very athletic and we’ve seen much growth from her

in the last year. We will continue to work her as both a middle and a right side. She puts up a strong block and is starting to see the benefits of being able to place her attacks. Hannah is also an excellent fit for the college. She’s on the leadership team for FCA, she serves as an RA, and the girls picked her to be the representative for ministry opportunities on our leadership council. I think that speaks volumes about the type of girl Hannah is.”

Heart to heart with Hannah B. Funniest Montreat Volleyball moment? Probably when Anna hid under our massive pile of laundry to scare someone while Allie videoed and Hilary just so happen to walk in the locker room at the right time and started going through the laundry to get her clothes and Anna jumped out and scared her to death. Favorite thing about MC? Christian atmosphere and people. It is so adamant on this campus and I just love it! Favorite thing about MC VB? All the amazing girls who play their hearts out and truly love volleyball. Favorite scripture: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised 2010 MONTREAT VOLLEYBALL

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CORN

SOPHOMORE R SETTER / MIDDLE BACK 6-1 ROCK HILL, SC SOUTH POINTE HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Rebekah: Rebekah Corn, (Bekah) is a 6’ right side from Rock Hill, South Carolina. She is a sophomore Human Services major, and plans to work with orphans when she gets older. Bekah says, “Volleyball is my passion and an inspiration in my life. I absolutely love the new family that we have on the team. The girls are just incredible people to be around on and off the court. We have this type of sisterhood that is amazing because I can always go to them about anything. Montreat has been so great for me, God truly has blessed me in every aspect of my life. I’ve been able to be the person God has called me to be. I have a great strong family that supports me very much. We may not have it all together, but together we have it all, but God has never failed us. My mother is my number one supporter; if it wasn’t for her then I don’t think I would have been able to go as far as I am now.”

demands that I be hard on the girls and really push them, and they don’t always like that, but Bekah often comes to my office and just encourages me by her sweetness. She knows that I desire the best for them. She has a maturity about her in that way. Bekah is coming back this season after being out for a few weeks. She has excellent hands and can step in and take that second ball when our setter passes the first.” Bits of Bekah: My hobbies include being goofy, having fun, and hanging out with my friends! I love the color orange and my favorite snack is Oreos and milk. My dad actually saved me from drowning when I was only two.

“Bekah really is a soft hearted girl, she is always an encouragement to me. Sometimes coaching

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HARRISON

SOPHOMORE OUTSIDE HITTER 5’9” CHESTERFIELD, VA L.C. BIRD HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Hillary: Hilary Harrison is a 5’9” sophomore outside hitter from Chesterfield, VA. She is majoring in History and hopes to be an archeologist someday. . “She has really stepped up her confidence this year. I love to see her do well on the court, one of my favorite pictures from last year is of Hilary celebrating, she’s great at really bringing a level of excitement to our side of the court when she celebrates. She just really loves the sport.”

Highlights of Hilary: In my spare time I like playing the guitar and I have a younger sister. I love the girls on my team like sisters and it’s great to be a family with them!

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HUITRON

SOPHOMORE R SETTER / SETTER 5’6” HICKORY, NC ALEXANDER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Elisabeth: Liz is a 5’6” sophomore defensive specialist from Hickory, NC and is aiming for a major in biology. “Liz is a very good student athlete and is very coach-able. She continues to make strides forward playing at this level. Liz had a good idea of her goals both academic and athletic when she came in and I really like that she has vision and steps in place to reach her goals. Her determination and work ethic is obvious when you look at her outstanding GPA and

see her work on the court. She also is very excited to be at Montreat College for everything it has to offer, academically, athletically, and spiritually, and I’m excited to have such a great fit all around.” Liz’s favorite verse is Deuteronomy 31:6, “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”

Life with Liz: Favorite thing about MC VB? The road trips and over-night hotel stays! We do the silliest things on the buses and at the hotels! Hopes for after college? Well I thought it was to be dentist, but now I’m not so sure. I’m just going to let God lead me wherever His plan says I should go. Funniest Montreat moment? Oh my goodness, so many! The funniest one, I would say, was probably the music video me and Hilary made last year at Conference Tournament with Gingy! If you have not seen it yet let me know and I’ll show it to you because it’s hilarious! 2010 MONTREAT VOLLEYBALL

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IKERD

SOPHOMORE R SETTER / MIDDLE BACK 6’0” TAYLORSVILLE, NC ALEXANDER CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Ashleigh: Ashleigh Ikerd is a 6 foot right side hitter from Taylorsville North Carolina. She is a sophomore here at Montreat and majoring in Biology. She’s really improved this past year. Her aggressiveness and desire to win has really helped her to continue to improve. I love her competitive spirit.” About Montreat and volleyball Ashleigh says, “I have a family of five: my mom Kellie, my dad Dwayne, an older brother Craig, and a younger brother Chris. We are a really big sports family!! I grew up playing every sport you could think of and loved every minute of it. I believe my love for volleyball and God

has brought me to Montreat. Being here at Montreat, I get a chance to grow closer to God in every class I have. The professors here are amazing! Being on the volleyball team is also a blessing. These girls are truly like the sisters I never had. We are such a tight knit family and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The atmosphere here at Montreat is great and my friends are amazing!!! Besides playing volleyball, I love to chill with friends and just have a good time.” Interesting fact: For some reason my friends call me a princess, I guess I understand why J (oh Ashleigh, we all know why!)

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ALYSSA

KAUFMAN

SOPHOMORE OUTSIDE HITTER 5’7” KAUKAUNA, WI KAUKAUNA HIGH SCHOOL

Mooberry’s Take on Alyssa: Alyssa is a 5’7” outside hitter from Kaukauna Wisconsin. She is a Human Services major and may work in counseling or education after college. Last season as a freshmen, Alyssa earned Clearwater Christian All Tournament Team '09, AllConference Freshmen Team, Montreat Defensive Player for the 09-10 season, and the Montreat Academic Award. Despite being named the Defensive Player for the 09-10 season, she also lead the team in overall kills last year, was second in aces, and was one of our main serve receive passers. She also lead the team in digs and digs per set amassing 524 digs her freshmen season.

“Alyssa is such a strong and consistent player for us. Yes, she is a very strong defensive player, but she’s also great offensively as well. She is really a smart player that sees the court well. She’s had a slow start this season with an ankle injury, but she will work hard to back on the court as soon as possible. She’s determined. She has been such a positive addition to this team, sometimes it’s like having a second coach on the court. She sees things well, she responds well, she pushes everyone, she’s just a great player. Not to mention, we all love to listen to her talk, she’s our cheese head and we love her!”

Funniest MC moment? When the team went "ghost" hunting around Montreat when we got back from a game late at night. We were all more afraid of the noises we heard because we thought they were bears then the scary places we were in. We were all just screaming and would run away and look at each other. Favorite thing about MC? The community is great. The people here really do all actually care how one another are doing. 2010 MONTREAT VOLLEYBALL

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Congratulations Melissa! We are so proud of you! Grandma and Grandpa Dunn

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Wishes you all a great volleyball season and year at school!

Go Lady Cavaliers!

Alyssa, you are so inspiring to us and we know you will do great things! Shoot for the stars! “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.� V. Lombardi

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HIRZ

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST 5’1” HICKORY, NC

HATTIE

LEWIS

FRESHMAN MIDDLE BACK / R SETTER 6’1” MORGANTON, NC

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Mooberry’s Take on Bethany:

Mooberry’s Take on Hattie:

Bethany is the daughter of Pat and Sandy Hirz. She played four years on the varsity volleyball team at Fred T. Foard High School where she earned All Conference her senior year and Most Outstanding Teammate her junior and senior year. While Hirz played for Foard, the team earned conference champions 3 years in a row and won several tournaments. She served as co-captain her junior and senior years and found it a privilege to represent her fellow teammates on the court. She has been playing volleyball since 5th grade and hasn’t stopped since. She also played for the Hickory Hammers club volleyball team for 3 years and the I.C. Stars club team for 2 years playing both as setter and defensive specialist.

Eligibility wise, she is a freshmen, academically she is a junior that plans on majoring in Human Services.

“Bethany is a really strong player. Defensively, she brings a lot of talent to the court. She’s also really good at hitting her zones with serving. We will look to her to be a strong communicator and defensive player for us. She’s also a great fit for Montreat. She is very involved with her church and has a big heart for missions. I’m excited for what she brings to the court, but also what she brings off the court.”

“I went to Freedom High School my freshman and sophomore year where I played varsity Volleyball both years. I transferred to Burke Middle College in Morganton, NC. I completed my last two years of high school and first two years of college where I received my associates of Arts. At Burke Middle College I was on Dean and Presidents List for three semesters. Burke Middle College did not have sports so I played volleyball for Burke County Volleyball Club for two years.” “Hattie has actually been around the MC VB program for quite a while, at open gyms we’ve done for BCVC and recruit practices. Some of our girls actually coached her club team last year. As much as Hattie is good now, and uses her long reach to be able to get on top of the ball, I can’t wait to see her as she continues to improve her jumping ability and endurance. Watch for her throughout the season, I expect she will continue to get even better.” 2010 MONTREAT VOLLEYBALL

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LOWE

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST 5’3” CHARLOTTE, NC

MELISSA

MUELLER

10

FRESHMAN SETTER 5’7” ARNOLD, MO

Mooberry’s Take on Hope:

Mooberry’s Take on Melissa:

Hope graduated from North Mecklenburg High School in Huntersville, NC she played volleyball there for four years. During Hope four years playing volleyball her team won the I-Meck Conference Championship and her senior year the team went to the State Playoff Semi-Final Match. As a senior Hope was awarded The Coach’s Award. Hope also participated in club volleyball, for four years she played for Carolina Storm and Carolina Juniors Volleyball for one year. Hope also maintained a 3.5 GPA during high school.

Melissa Mueller is a 5’6” freshman setter from Arnold, Mo. Melissa attended Lutheran South High School in St. Louis, Mo. Melissa and has played volleyball for eight years. While at Lutheran High School South she helped her team to the volleyball District Championship for 2007, 2008, and 2009. In 2007 she also helped lead them to 4th place in the state of Missouri. Melissa also played club volleyball on Team Elite in St. Louis, where she was coached by Dale Woodson. In 2009 Team Elite made it to the USAV Nationals.

“One of the things I really love about Hope is that she is really positive. She works hard and is determined to do her best and she’s not easily discouraged. She also is a good communicator on the court. Hope is also a great fit for the college and a solid student. I’m really excited to have Hope as part of the volleyball family, her positive “move forward” attitude is really a great quality.”

“Melissa is a very coach-able player. She also has some qualities that we really appreciate in our setters, she’s not afraid to run the court and she stays positive even when we may be struggling. She’s also a really strong server for us, she has a great jump float serve.”

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NEWSOM

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FRESHMAN SETTER 5’7” HARRISBURG, NC

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PARKER

FRESHMAN LIBERO 5’0” MORGANTON, NC

Mooberry’s Take on Anne:

Mooberry’s Take on Jessica:

Anne Newsom is a 5’7” setter from Harrisburg, North Carolina. Anne played on the varsity team at Hickory Grove Christian for four years of high school. She played defensive specialist as a ninth grader and became one of the setters along with Natalie Nieman, also a Lady Cavalier, her sophomore year. In Anne’s junior and senior year, she took on the roll of starting setter and captain.

“Parker has been such a help from the very beginning. The girls love her; she’s always looking for ways to help. I never need to ask her to get busy, she’s always volunteering to help shag, do stats, or whatever. She’s a gem!”

During her high school career, Anne was named All State, All Conference, Lion’s Pride MVP, and captain for the years 2008 and 2009. She also made the “AllMecklenburg Team” and the “Players to Watch” in the Charlotte Observer as well as Max Preps Player of the Week in the year 2009. Anne holds the school record in assists, aces, and other areas. Her team was MECA Conference Tournament and Conference Champions in 2007. In her senior year, Anne helped lead her team to Conference Tournament Champions, defeating a team that had been undefeated for two years in a row. Anne has club experience playing for Lake Normal

Volleyball Club, including being on the national team, Union Volleyball Club, and Carolina Storm. She is looking forward to playing on the Montreat team this year and finding out what God has in store for her here. “Anne is a great fit for Montreat College. She was actually the first player I recruited and signed, she signed really early and it was great knowing we had her coming in a year before. She’s an excellent fit for the school, she’s really solid academically and loves that Montreat is a Christ-centered school. She really has great hands, and she’s a solid server. We will continue to work on her consistency with the sets we use, but until then, she has been serving as a libero and doing an excellent job.”

Perspectives with Parker: “My friends all call me Parker. I’m five feet tall and from Morganton, NC. I am a freshman this year and I’m majoring in English. I have two older brothers who are both in college. My Dad is from Greensboro, Alabama and my mother from Raleigh, NC.”

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SCHOLZ

FRESHMAN OUTSIDE HITTER/ 5’9” WINTER PARK, FL

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TRAVIS

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE SPECIALIST 5’4” DAYTON, TN

Mooberry’s Take on Hannah:

Mooberry’s Take on Hannah:

Scholz has played volleyball for seven years, including for the Wildcats of Winter Park High School and for several club teams, including Champions and TVA. The Wildcats were runners-up in the Florida class 6A state championships, compiling a 26-7 record before falling to the champions from Plant High School.

“Travis is a load of fun and energy and earned herself the knick-name, ‘Spark Plug.’ Travis is extremely quick and we will be working a good amount on form and communication on the court with her. Once we can get her form and communication down, I feel like her speed could be a real asset to the team on defense. Travis also really loves Jesus, we just couldn’t pass up having her on the team, she’s fun, athletic, and has the potential to be a great player!”

While playing for Winter Park, Scholz was named both team captain and team MVP while appearing on the school's honor roll. Scholz is one of five daughters in her family and also played soccer and tennis at the high school level. “Hannah is a solid player, I feel comfortable putting her in either left or right side or as a defensive specialist. We will especially be working on her communication skills this season, but I feel like she is a great addition to the team. She originally sought me out while looking for Christian colleges, despite having offers from other non-Christian colleges. I’m thrilled to have her here and think that her desire to be at a Christian college speaks volumes about her.”

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The media guide covers the 2010-2011 Lady Cavaliers Volleyball program at Montreat College. This guide includes player and coaching informat...

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