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TABLE OF CONTENTS This is Tiger Softball 2011 Preseason Outlook 2011 Roster Tiger Sports Network Doane Coaching Staff Doane Athletes 2010 Season in Review GPAC Affiliation NAIA Affiliation Softball History This is Doane College Doane Admission Office Doane Academics Doane Facilities Doane President Doane Athletic Administration Sports Medicine Doane Head Coaches Doane Sports Information Office Doane Athletic Sponsors

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NAIA Champions of Character Code: Doane College welcomes all players, officials and spectators to today’s contest. As a member of the NAIA and Great Plains Athletic Conference, we are commited to the true spirit of competition by being a “Champion of Character,” through the five core character values the NAIA embraces: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. We ask each of you as a participant, official or spectator to abide by these values by creating a positive environment in which our athletes may participate, our officials may work and you, the spectator, may enjoy. Please enjoy today’s contest. Photo credits: Recent Doane photos taken by Pete Fiumefreddo

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PRESEASON OUTLOOK The Tiger softball team looks to build on another 20-win season in 2011. Doane returns a strong core of players from last year’s squad that qualified for the GPAC Tournament once again. Two seniors anchor the squad. Jennifer Liddell returns after leading the Tigers in wins and saves a year ago. She ranked 14th in the NAIA in saves last year and also posted nine wins. Christy Kobza returns behind the plate. Coming off another year in which she hit over .300 and earned all-conference honors, Kobza will be a key bat in the middle of the order. Doane has three juniors on this year’s squad. Deidre Cardoza has the most experience and returns at second base. Amber Stater will split time behind the plate and may see some action in the field as well. Katie Mosley will be a utility player and can play in the field or pitch. The sophomore class is the deepest and provides some excitement. Brooke Sampson returns after setting a single-season record with nine home runs. She was named Second Team All-GPAC after leading the Tigers in most offensive categories last year. Alyssa Maraia missed some time early last year but returned later in the year and helped provide depth at first base. Gina Falciani took over third base in the latter part of the season and looks to build off her finish. Brianna Dickinson and Jenny Jackson saw most of their action last year as a pinch runners. They will provide depth off the bench for the Tigers entering the season. Andrea Gonzales transfers into the program and will take over center field and the lead-off stop. She earned all-conference at the junior college level last year. Jenna Alswager and Megan Wingate joined Liddell last year as the core of the pitching rotation. Alswager led the team in earned run average while Wingate posted the teamhigh in strikeouts. The freshman class is small but will provide an immediate impact for the team. The season will start on the road and include a trip to California. The Tigers will face challenges in the opening weeks, including a doubleheader with NAIA preseason No. 1 California Baptist. Morningside is the preseason favorite once again. The Tigers split with the Mustangs a year ago. Doane was competitive with the top teams last year, splitting doubleheaders with the Top 5 teams in the conference: Morningside, Nebraska Wesleyan, Hastings, Midland and Dordt.

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2011 ROSTER Alphabetical Roster Player Jenna Alswager Hannah Behm Deidre Cardoza Brianna Dickinson Gina Falciani Kylie Garrett Andrea Gonzales Jenny Jackson Christy Kobza Jennifer Liddell Alyssa Maraia Shelby Mendlik Katie Mosley Kara Riesen Brooke Sampson Amber Stater Megan Wingate



Hometown Columbus, Neb. Fontana, Kan. Bakersfield, Calif. Falcon, Colo. Wildomar, Calif. Lincoln, Neb. Redding, Calif. Mound City, Mo. Lincoln, Neb. Las Vegas, Nev. Temecula, Calif. Omaha, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Plymouth, Neb. Bakersfield, Calif. Henderson, Nev. Millington, Tenn.

Previous School Lakeview H.S. Prairie View H.S. West H.S. Falcon H.S. Temescal Canyon H.S. Southwest H.S. Butte CC Mound City R-2 H.S. Pius X H.S. Cimarron-Memorial H.S. Temecula Valley H.S. Marian H.S. Pius X H.S. Tri-County H.S. North H.S. Foothill H.S. Millington Central H.S.



Hometown Redding, Calif. Temecula, Calif. Bakersfield, Calif. Mound City, Mo. Omaha, Neb. Wildomar, Calif. Bakersfield, Calif. Henderson, Nev. Millington, Tenn. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Fontana, Kan. Plymouth, Neb. Falcon, Colo. Lincoln, Neb. Las Vegas, Nev. Columbus, Neb.

Previous School Butte CC Temecula Valley H.S. West H.S. Mound City R-2 H.S. Marian H.S. Temescal Canyon H.S. North H.S. Foothill H.S. Millington Central H.S. Southwest H.S. Pius X H.S. Prairie View H.S. Tri-County H.S. Falcon H.S. Pius X H.S. Cimarron-Memorial H.S. Lakeview H.S.

Numerical Roster Player 1 Andrea Gonzales 4 Alyssa Maraia 5 Deidre Cardoza 6 Jenny Jackson 7 Shelby Mendlik 8 Gina Falciani 10 Brooke Sampson 12 Amber Stater 13 Megan Wingate 14 Kylie Garrett 15 Katie Mosley 18 Hannah Behm 21 Kara Riesen 22 Brianna Dickinson 23 Christy Kobza 24 Jennifer Liddell 30 Jenna Alswager

By City California Nebraska Bakersfield - 2 Columbus - 1 Temecula - 1 Lincoln - 3 Redding - 1 Omaha - 1 Wildomar - 1 Plymouth - 1 Colorado Falcon - 1 Kansas Fontana - 1 Missouri Mound City - 1

Nevada Henderson - 1 Las Vegas - 1

By State California Colorado Kansas Missouri Nebraska Nevada Tennessee

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By Class Tennessee Millington - 1

Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen

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DOANE MULTIMEDIA YOUR CONNECTION TO TIGER ATHLETICS In Fall 2007, the Tiger Sports Network was launched with the intent to bring more broadcasts to the Doane family. Doane joined with Stretch Internet to bring forth the best broadcasts available. You can find the schedule of broadcasts on the Doane College Athletics web site. In December 2008, live video streaming was introduced through Tiger Sports Network (Doane College)

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Head Coach

Barry Mosley took over the Tiger program in June 2003 with his first season taking place in Spring 2004. Under Mosley’s guidance, the Tiger squad set a school record for wins in 2006 and placed six players on the all-conference list. In 2008, Doane finished one victory shy of the school record and took second place in the GPAC Tournament. During the 2010 season, Mosley surpassed Don Miller as the winningest coach in school history. Mosley has coached softball and baseball at every level. Mosley’s most impressive coaching stint came as head coach of Lincoln Pius X high school (2001-2004), where Mosley led the Thunderbolts to three state tournament appearances, one championship and two third place finishes. In 2003, Mosley served as an assistant at Concordia University, handling the infielders and pitchers for the team that set a school-record for wins and qualified for the NAIA Regional tournament. Mosley has also dedicated himself to local community efforts by organizing select baseball and softball teams for youth players. In 1993, he founded the Lincoln Sox baseball program, and in 2001, he formed one of the best select softball programs in Lincoln, the Nebraska Blue Diamonds. Mosley still works as program director for the Blue Diamonds. During his personal time, Coach Mosley gives private instruction to baseball and softball players of all ages. He has been invited to speak at coaching clinics and softball camps and has contributed coaching articles to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association monthly newsletter. In addition to recruiting during the summer and fall months, he frequently travels the nation as an invited coach for Triple Crown Sports, conducting instructional camps, skill development sessions and all-star games. Barry and his wife, Joanne, have three children: Justin, Stephanie and Katie.

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Assistant Coach

Don Miller rejoined the Tiger coaching staff in Fall 2008. Miller is in his second stint as assistant coach since retiring as the head coach after the 2002 season. Miller served as head coach for the Tiger softball program from 1995-2002, covering seven seasons. He ranks second in career coaching victories at Doane with 141 and produced 63 all-conference players, including two conference Pitchers-of-the-Year. In his seven seasons, 19 players received First Team All-Conference recognition. In his final five seasons as coach, Doane finished with atleast 20 wins in each year including a then-school record 27 wins in 1999. The mark now stands as the second highest win total for a single season. During the 2007 season he served as Head Coach at Lincoln High School.



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Assistant Coach

John Weihe joined the Tiger staff at the beginning of the Mosley era in 2004. He has been an assistant coach for the Lincoln Magic, the Blazers and Nebraska Blue Diamonds ASA select program during his seven year stint at the fast pitch softball select level. He helped organize the Nebraska Blue Diamonds with Coach Mosley. For the Tigers, Weihe serves as the outfielders coach and the conditioning coordinator. In addition to recruiting during the summer and fall months, he frequently travels the nation as an invited coach for Triple Crown Sports, conducting instructional camps, skill development sessions and all-star games. Coach Weihe, a Lincoln resident, has two sons currently at Doane, Cole and Tyler.

Your Team


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SR • Lincoln, NE Lincoln Pius X H.S.

2009-10 • GPAC honorable mention • GPAC Scholar-Athlete • GPAC Player-of-the-Week • 12 multi-hit games • .324 batting average • 3 hits vs. Northwestern • 8 multi-RBI games • 3 RBIs vs. Bellevue 2008-09 • GPAC First Team selection • GPAC Player-of-the-Week • 12 multi-hit games • .361 batting average • 3 hits vs. Holy Names & Peru St. • 8 multi-RBI games

2008-09 (continued) • 3 RBIs vs. Holy Names, Dordt & Minnesota-Morris • 4 multi-runs scored games • 2 doubles vs. Holy Names & Peru St. 2007-08 • 1 multi-hit game, at Sioux Falls • 2 runs scored at Sioux Falls • 2 RBIs vs. Dordt • went 6-of-9 as a pinch hitter Personal • Parents are Jerry & DeAnne Kobza • One brother, Cory & one sister, Kelsey • Majoring in physical education and elementary education

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SR • Las Vegas, NV Cimarron-Memorial H.S.

2009-10 • .305 batting average • 3 multi-hit games • 3 hits vs. Suffolk & Sioux Falls • 2 RBIs vs. Suffolk & Sioux Falls • Team-high 9 wins & 3 saves • 43 strikeouts 2008-09 • GPAC Pitcher-of-the-Week • .365 batting average • 10 multi-hit games • 4 hits vs. Minnesota-Morris • 5 multi-RBI games

2008-09 (continued) • Team-high 11 wins & 74 strikeouts • 7 strikeouts vs. Greenville • 3.77 earned run average 2007-08 • .462 batting average • 2 multi-hit games, Mt. Marty & Sioux Falls • 3 RBIs at Mt. Marty • Team-high 2 saves & 56 strikeouts • Recorded 8 wins • 9 strikeouts vs. Dordt & Sioux Falls • Shutout Dana, 3-0, on six hits Personal • Parents are Linny & Teresa Liddell • One brother, Tim • Majoring in English (creative writing) with a minor in history


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JR • Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield West H.S.

2009-10 • 5 multi-hit games • 3 hits vs. Dordt • 5-for-8 in Dordt doubleheader • 2 RBIs in three games • 2 stolen bases at Neb Wesleyan • 2 runs scored in four games • 5 putouts & 6 assist in one game at Nebraska Wesleyan

2008-09 • .282 batting average • 5 multi-hit games • 3 hits vs. Concordia • 6-game hit-streak Personal • Parents are Steve Cardoza & Tisa Fierro • Two sisters, Carly & Mercedes • Majoring in sociology (criminal justice) with a minor in speech communication

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JR • Lincoln, NE Lincoln Pius X H.S.

2009-10 • Played in seven games at first base • Recorded five putouts vs. Northwestern • Pitched in seven games • 1 win vs. College of St. Mary • 2 strikeouts vs. College of St. Mary and Peru State • 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio

2008-09 • Attended Nebraska-Lincoln Personal • Parents are Barry & Joanne Mosley • One brother, Justin, and one sister, Stephanie • Majoring in art (graphic design)


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JR • Henderson, NV Foothill H.S.

2009-10 • 3 multi-hit games • 6-game hit streak • Started 33 games • 8 putouts vs. Hastings 2008-09 • 2 hits vs. Hamilton • 2 runs at Dakota Wesleyan • 2 RBIs vs. Jamestown, Mt. Marty

Personal • Parents are Bryon Stater & Rhoda Stater • One sister, Amanda • Majoring in sociology (criminal justice) with a minor in psychology and business administration

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SO • Columbus, NE Columbus Lakeview H.S.

2009-10 • 2 hits vs. Suffolk • 2 RBIs vs. Suffolk • 3-game hit streak • 2 multi-RBI games • 10 putouts vs. Suffolk • 3.17 earned run average • 5 wins and 27 strikeouts • 3 strikeouts vs. Mt. Marty and Hastings


Personal • Parents are Merle & Donna Alswager • One brother, Brett and two sisters, Janice & Judy • Majoring in psychology with a minor in biology


SO • Falcon, CO Falcon H.S.

2009-10 • Scored runs in 4 games • Recorded two stolen bases

Personal • Parents are Terry Dickinson & Tammy Dickinson • One sister, Brittany • Majoring in biology with a minor in mathematics


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SO • Wildomar, CA Temescal Canyon H.S.

Personal • Parents are Jim & Kim Falciani • One sister, Anita • Majoring in elementary education

2009-10 • .279 batting average • 2 multi-hit games • 3 hits vs. Peru State • 3 multi-RBI games • 2 runs vs. Dordt • 3 pinch-hit singles (7 ABs)



SO • Redding, CA Foothill H.S.

2009-10 • Attended Butte College • All-GVC • All-Northern All-State Team

Personal • Parents are Danielle & Patrick Wood • Two brothers, Genesis & Mathew and two sister, Setiva & Chyanne • Majoring in early childhood education

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SO • Mound City, MO Mound City R-2 H.S.

2009-10 • 1 run vs. Kenyon • 1 stolen base vs. Kenyon


Personal • Parents are Jeremy & Patty Jackson • One sister, Sammy • Majoring in pre-medicine (sports medicine) with a minor in physical therapy, education & coaching


SO • Temecula, CA Temecula Valley H.S.

2009-10 • GPAC Scholar-Athlete • 3 multi-hit games • 2 hits vs. Kenyon, Bellevue and College of St. Mary • 2 multi-RBI games • 11 putouts vs. Kenyon & Midland Lutheran

Personal • Parents are Jerry & Laura Maraia • Two brothers, Steven & Vinnie • Majoring in business administration with a minor in psychology


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SO • Bakersfield, CA Bakersfield North H.S.

2009-10 • GPAC Second Team selection • GPAC Scholar-Athlete • .373 batting average • .694 slugging percentage • Hits in 30 of 43 games • 16 multi-hit games • Multiple hits in 3 consecutive games on two occasions • 9-game hit streak • 4 hits vs. Northwestern • Single-season record 9 home runs • Walk-off home run vs. Peru State


2009-10 (continued) • 8 multi-runs scored games • 9 multi-RBI games • 4 RBIs vs. Ottawa • 11-of-11 in stolens bases Personal • Parents are Steven Sampson & Alecia Sampson • One brother, Cole • Majoring in elementary and special education


SO • Millington, TN Millington Central H.S.

2009-10 • Led team with 49 strikeouts and opponent’s batting average of .255 • Second on team with six wins and earned run average of 3.43 • 6 strikeouts vs. Suffolk • 5 strikeouts vs. Southwestern, Dordt, Northwestern & Concordia

Personal • Parents are Mark Wingate & Brenda Wingate • One sister, Victoria • Majoring in mathematics & biology

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Hannah Behm FR • Fontana, KS Prairie View H.S.

High School Honors • Valedictorian • National Honor Society


Personal • Parents are Edward & Carmen Behm • Three sisters, Pam, Kari & Sam • Majoring in accounting


FR • Lincoln, NE Lincoln Southwest H.S.

High School Honors • All-State - Class A • State Champions - Class A • Super-State Second Team • Academic All-State • Nebraska All-Star team selection

Personal • Parents are Kevin & Beki Garrett • One sister, Rachel and one brother, Dustin • Major is undeclared


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FR • Omaha, NE Marian H.S.

High School Honors • Second Team All-State (So. & Sr.) • Honorable mention All-State (Jr.) • All-Metro, three times • Nebraska All-Star team selection


Personal • Parents are Randy Mendlik and Eileen Mendlik • One brother, Derek, and one sister, Carly • Major is undeclared


FR • Plymouth, NE Tri-County H.S.

High School Honors • Academic All-State • National Honor Society • Honor Roll

Personal • Parents are Byron & Denise Riesen • Two sisters, Brianna & Mackenzie and two brothers, Grant & John • Majoring in elementary education and early childhood

2010 Season Recap


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2010 Season in Review Team Season Highlights • Went 23-20 and 13-11 in GPAC play • Ranked 21st in NAIA in stolen bases (90) • Ranked 21st in NAIA in stolen bases per game (2.1) • Ranked 1st in GPAC in stolen bases (90) • Ranked 4th in GPAC in runs (200) • Ranked 4th in GPAC in hits (349) • Ranked 4th in GPAC in RBIs (174) • Ranked 4th in GPAC in doubles (51) • Ranked 5th in GPAC in batting average (.290) • Ranked 7th in GPAC in opponent’s batting average (.287) • Ranked 8th in GPAC in ERA (4.91) Ranked 10th in GPAC in strikeouts (141) • Ranked 3rd in GPAC in double plays turned (13) • Ranked 9th in GPAC in defensive fielding (.938)

Individual Season Highlights • Whitney Poole named First Team All-GPAC • Brooke Sampson named Second Team All-GPAC • Hannah Kroese, Kayla Hochstein & Christy Kobza named honorable mention All-GPAC • Poole & Hochstein named NAIA Scholar-Athletes • Poole ranked 5th in NAIA in stolen bases per game (1.0) • Poole ranked 9th in NAIA in stolen bases (43) • Jennifer Liddell ranked 14th in NAIA in saves (3) • Sampson led GPAC in total bases (93) • Sampson ranked 2nd in GPAC in home runs (9) • Sampson ranked 2nd in GPAC in doubles (12) • Poole ranked 2nd in GPAC in runs scored (39) • Poole ranked 2nd in GPAC in stolen bases (43) • Sampson ranked 3rd in GPAC in slugging % (.694) • Kroese ranked 6th in GPAC in triples (3) • Sampson ranked 7th in GPAC in on-base % (.447) • Sampson ranked 7th in GPAC in stolen bases (11) • Sampson and Kobza tied for 10th in GPAC in RBIs (32) • Jenna Alswager led GPAC in fewest hits allowed (72) • Liddell led GPAC in saves (3) • Alwager ranked 2nd in GPAC in fewest runs (42) • Liddell ranked 2nd in GPAC in games finished (12) • Alwager ranked 4th in GPAC in fewest walks (17) • Megan Wingate ranked 5th in GPAC in saves (1) • Wingate ranked 5th in GPAC in fewest runs (56) • Liddell ranked 10th in GPAC in wins (9)

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2010 SCHEDULE & RESULTS Date 03/05 03/05 03/06 03/06 03/06 03/14 03/14 03/16 03/16 03/17 03/17 03/23 03/23 03/24 03/24 03/27 03/27 03/29 03/29 03/30 03/30 04/01 04/01 04/08 04/08 04/09 04/09 04/10 04/10 04/13 04/13 04/18 04/18 04/24 04/24 04/28 04/28 05/01 05/01 05/02 05/02 05/06 05/06

Opponent vs. Benedictine College vs. Bethany College vs. Southwestern College at Friends University vs. Ottawa University vs. Suffolk University vs. Kenyon College vs. Suffolk University vs. Point Loma Nazarene University vs. Concordia University (CA) vs. Kenyon College Bellevue University Bellevue University *Midland Lutheran College *Midland Lutheran College *at Mount Marty College *at Mount Marty College College of St. Mary College of St. Mary *at Nebraska Wesleyan University *at Nebraska Wesleyan University *Morningside College *Morningside College *Hastings College *Hastings College *Dordt College *Dordt College *Northwestern College *Northwestern College *at Dana College *at Dana College *Dakota Wesleyan University *Dakota Wesleyan University *at Briar Cliff University *at Briar Cliff University *at Concordia University *at Concordia University *at University of Sioux Falls *at University of Sioux Falls Peru State College Peru State College ^at Hastings College ^vs. Dana College

*GPAC game

Score W 3-2 L 5-10 W 4-3 L 4-12 (6) L 5-7 W 11-4 W 8-6 W 11-1 (5) L 0-11 (6) L 2-9 W 8-1 L 2-5 L 8-11 W 2-0 L 1-2 W 2-1 W 2-1 W 7-6 W 5-4 L 6-7 W 3-1 W 10-8 L 1-9 W 4-2 L 2-4 L 6-12 W 7-6 (8) W 6-1 W 6-4 L 1-3 L 2-5 W 4-3 L 5-6 (10) L 3-8 W 3-1 L 2-5 W 9-1 W 6-5 L 5-6 W 9-1 (6) W 5-4 L 2-3 L 3-8

Pitcher of Record Liddell, Jennifer (W 1-0) Jones, Katy (L 0-1) Alswager, Jenna (W 1-0) Liddell, Jennifer (L 1-1) Liddell, Jennifer (L 1-2) Wingate, Megan (W 1-0) Liddell, Jennifer (W 2-2) Dunn, Ashley (W 1-0) Wingate, Megan (L 1-1) Alswager, Jenna (L 1-1) Wingate, Megan (W 2-1) Liddell, Jennifer (L 2-3) Alswager, Jenna (L 1-2) Liddell, Jennifer (W 3-3) Wingate, Megan (L 2-2) Liddell, Jennifer (W 4-3) Alswager, Jenna (W 2-2) Mosley, Katie (W 1-0) Liddell, Jennifer (W 5-3) Liddell, Jennifer (L 5-4) Wingate, Megan (W 3-2) Alswager, Jenna (W 3-2) Wingate, Megan (L 3-3) Wingate, Megan (W 4-3) Alswager, Jenna (L 3-3) Wingate, Megan (L 4-4) Liddell, Jennifer (W 6-4) Wingate, Megan (W 5-4) Alswager, Jenna (W 4-3) Alswager, Jenna (L 4-4) Liddell, Jennifer (L 6-5) Alswager, Jenna (W 5-4) Alswager, Jenna (L 5-5) Wingate, Megan (L 5-5) Liddell, Jennifer (W 7-5) Alswager, Jenna (L 5-6) Wingate, Megan (W 6-5) Liddell, Jennifer (W 8-5) Alswager, Jenna (L 5-7) Liddell, Jennifer (W 9-5) Dunn, Ashley (W 2-0) Liddell, Jennifer (L 9-6) Alswager, Jenna (L 5-8)

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2010 SEASON STATISTICS Player Sampson, Brooke Hochstein, Kayla Poole, Whitney Kobza, Christy Liddell, Jennifer Kroese, Hannah Falciani, Gina Montoya, Jennifer Stater, Amber Cardoza, Deidre Maraia, Alyssa Jones, Katy Alswager, Jenna Dickinson, Brianna Mosley, Katie Jackson, Jenny Dunn, Ashley Wingate, Megan Holtus, Kelsie Ellis, Jennifer Totals Opponents

avg .373 .349 .342 .324 .305 .301 .279 .266 .250 .225 .224 .200 .194 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 .287

gp-gs 43-43 37-34 43-43 43-42 25-22 43-43 33-16 42-42 36-33 41-41 28-15 4-0 23-13 28-3 9-0 18-0 4-0 5-0 21-0 22-0 43 43

ab 134 83 146 139 59 123 61 124 92 129 49 5 31 11 6 6 2 2 1 1 1204 1195

r 32 13 39 12 3 23 10 6 9 24 4 1 3 4 0 1 0 0 9 7 200 209

h 50 29 50 45 18 37 17 33 23 29 11 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 349 343

2b 3b hr rbi bb hbp so sb-att 12 2 9 32 16 2 12 11-11 5 0 1 16 7 0 11 5-10 6 1 0 12 10 1 6 43-48 7 0 0 32 2 2 12 4-4 1 0 0 5 5 0 5 0-0 6 3 3 17 14 1 21 10-11 3 0 0 8 1 0 3 3-3 3 0 4 19 10 2 23 0-0 3 0 1 9 2 2 11 0-0 2 1 0 11 5 3 6 6-6 1 0 0 7 3 0 14 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0 2 0 0 6 3 0 8 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5-6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 51 7 18 174 79 13 147 90-104 52 11 16 189 122 21 141 52-63

Player Alswager, Jenna Wingate, Megan Liddell, Jennifer Mosley, Katie Dunn, Ashley Jones, Katy Maraia, Alyssa Totals Opponents

era 3.17 3.43 3.54 5.09 5.25 7.39 10.50 3.82 3.52

w-l 5-8 6-5 9-6 1-0 2-0 0-1 0-0 23-20 20-23

app 20 21 26 7 9 7 1 43 43

gs 8 17 14 1 1 2 0 43 43

cg 0 4 7 0 0 0 0 11 25

sh 0/0 0/0 1/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1/0 1/1

sv ip h 0 66.1 72 1 83.2 84 3 97.0 114 0 11.0 17 0 14.2 25 0 18.0 29 0 0.2 2 4 291.1 343 3 288.1 349

r 41 56 63 9 16 23 1 209 200

er 30 41 49 8 11 19 1 159 145

bb so 17 27 42 49 40 43 2 4 10 8 9 10 2 0 122 141 79 147

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The Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) is an affiliated conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), consisting of 12 private, faith-based colleges and universities in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. Originally founded in 1969 as the Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NIAC), the league retained all six of its charter members - Concordia, Dana, Doane, Hastings, Midland and Nebraska Wesleyan. In 1992, the NIAC added Northwestern and became the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference. Eight years later, Dakota Wesleyan, Dordt, Mount Marty and Sioux Falls joined the conference which became the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) in 2000-2001. Briar Cliff entered the league in 2002-2003 and Morningside became the 13th member starting with the 2003-2004 school year. On June 30, 2010, Dana closed to give the GPAC 12 members. The GPAC has 17 NAIA National Champions... In 2000-2001 the Northwestern women and men won NAIA Division II National Basketball Championships, while the Doane women shared the outdoor NAIA Track and Field title. 2001-2002 brought two NAIA titles to our league. The Hastings women won the NAIA Division II National Basketball title, while Doane’s women won the NAIA Outdoor Track and Field Championship outright. In 2002-2003 the GPAC won two more National Championships with the Hastings women repeating as NAIA Division II National Basketball Champions (defeating GPAC foe Dakota Wesleyan in the title game), and the Northwestern men winning the NAIA Division II crown for the second time in three years. The Morningside women’s basketball teams won the 2004 and 2005 titles in front of the hometown Sioux City fans at the Tyson Events Center. In 2006 the Hastings women’s basketball team won their third basketball title in five years. The GPAC won six straight NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball National Championships from 2001 to 2006. Also, in 2006 Dana College claimed the NAIA National Wrestling Championship, while the Nebraska Wesleyan’s men’s golf team won the NCAA III National Title. In the fall of 2006 when Sioux Falls won the Football National Championship in Savannah, Tennessee. The Northwestern women’s basketball team capped a 35-2 season in winning the 2008 NAIA Division II National Championship. The University of Sioux Falls won their second NAIA Football Title in three years by claiming the 2008 National Championship in Rome, Georgia, on December 20. In March of 2009 the Morningside Women’s Basketball team capped a perfect 38-0 season by claiming the NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championship (defeating GPAC foe Hastings in the title game). On December 19, 2009, the Sioux Falls Football Team Claimed Back-to-Back National Titles and won their fourth overall National Title while capping a 15-0 season in Rome, Georgia. In March of 2010 Northwestern’s women’s basketball team won the NAIA Division II National Championship. The GPAC has now won nine of the last ten NAIA Division II Women’s Basketball Championships! The GPAC has many individual NAIA and NCAA Division III National Champions in track and field (Nebraska Wesleyan is dual member of both the NAIA and NCAA Division III). Corey Westra of Sioux City, Iowa, is the GPAC Commissioner and Information Director.


2011 Doane Softball Briar Cliff University Chargers 3303 Rebecca Street, Sioux City, IA 51104 Founded: 1930 Enrollment: 1116 Colors: Royal Blue and Gold Athletic Director: Steve Gast Phone: 712-279-1707 Sports Information: Jared Bodammer Phone: 712-279-1653

Morningside College Mustangs 1501 Morningside Ave., Sioux City, IA 51106 Founded: 1894 Enrollment: 1170 Colors: Maroon and White Athletic Director: Jerry Schmutte Phone: 712-274-5313 Sports Information: Dave Rebstock Phone: 712-274-5127

Concordia University Bulldogs 800 North Columbia, Seward, NE 68434 Founded: 1894 Enrollment: 1717 Colors: Navy and White Athletic Director: Devin Smith Phone: 402-643-7366 Sports Information: Scott Retzlaff Phone: 402-643-7392

Mount Marty College Lancers 1105 West 8th Street, Yankton, SD 57078 Founded: 1936 Enrollment: 1125 Colors: Navy Blue and Gold Athletic Director: Chuck Iverson Phone: 605-668-1529 Sports Information: Andy Bernatow Phone: 605-668-1601

Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers 1200 West University, Mitchell, SD 57301 Founded: 1885 Enrollment: 783 Colors: Royal Blue and White Athletic Director: Curt Hart Phone: 605-995-2898 Sports Information: Leah Rado Phone: 605-995-2854

Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves 5000 Saint Paul Avenue, Lincoln, NE 68504 Founded: 1887 Enrollment: 1600 Colors: Gold, Brown and Black Athletic Director: Ira Zeff Phone: 402-465-2360 Sports Information: Alex Linden Phone: 402-465-2151

Dordt College Defenders 498 4th Avenue NE, Sioux Center, IA 51250 Founded: 1955 Enrollment: 1310 Colors: Black, White and Gold Athletic Director: Glenn Bouma Phone: 712-722-6305 Sports Information: Mike Byker Phone: 712-722-6301

Northwestern College Red Raiders 101 7th Street SW, Orange City, IA 51041 Founded: 1882 Enrollment: 1173 Colors: Red and White Athletic Director: Barry Brandt Phone: 712-707-7284 Sports Information: Matt Bos Phone: 712-707-7289

Hastings College Broncos 800 North Turner, Hastings, NE 68901 Founded: 1882 Enrollment: 1150 Colors: Crimson, Black and White Athletic Director: Ian Roberts Phone: 402-461-7331 Sports Information: Dave Kimura Phone: 402-461-7309

University of Sioux Falls Cougars 1101 West 22nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 1275 Colors: Purple, Black and White Athletic Director: Willie Sanchez Phone: 605-575-2038 Sports Information: Matt Stull Phone: 605-331-6695

Midland University Warriors 900 N Clarkson, Fremont, NE 68025 Founded: 1883 Enrollment: 608 Colors: Black and Orange Athletic Director: Keith Kramme Phone: 402-941-6059 Sports Information: Rich Ray Phone: 402-941-6074

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2010 TEAM STATISTICS MATCH WON-LOST PCT GPAC Team W-L Pct Morningside 21-3 .875 Nebraska Wesleyan 17-7 .708 Hastings 17-9 .654 Midland Lutheran 15-9 .625 Dordt 14-10 .583 Doane 13-11 .542 Concordia 12-12 .500 Dana 12-12 .500 Briar Cliff 11-13 .458 Dakota Wesleyan 8-16 .333 Sioux Falls 8-16 .333 Northwestern 5-19 .208 Mount Marty 4-20 .167

Overall W-L Pct 40-9 .816 27-14 .659 27-23 .540 30-25 .545 18-20 .474 23-20 .535 24-18 .571 18-20 .474 17-20 .459 13-28 .317 11-25 .306 9-31 .225 12-27 .308

EARNED RUN AVERAGE Team Morningside Dordt Concordia Nebraska Wesleyan Dana Midland Lutheran Briar Cliff Doane Hastings Dakota Wesleyan Sioux Falls Northwestern Mount Marty

IP 326.2 244.2 267.2 277.2 238.1 349.2 243.1 291.1 328.0 268.2 231.1 257.1 244.1

ER 86 85 104 111 105 159 131 159 180 162 152 180 173

ERA 1.84 2.43 2.72 2.80 3.08 3.18 3.77 3.82 3.84 4.22 4.60 4.90 4.96

BATTING AVERAGE Team Morningside Hastings Dordt Concordia Doane Nebraska Wesleyan Dana Northwestern Briar Cliff Midland Lutheran Sioux Falls Dakota Wesleyan Mount Marty

Hits 380 409 296 329 349 328 272 283 265 372 240 268 242

Avg .296 .292 .291 .290 .290 .282 .277 .271 .264 .263 .254 .248 .246

OPPONENT’S BATTING AVERAGE Team H Morningside 284 Concordia 284 Nebraska Wesleyan 290 Briar Cliff 270 Midland Lutheran 379 Dana 266 Doane 343 Dordt 300 Hastings 399 Sioux Falls 288 Dakota Wesleyan 340 Mount Marty 366 Northwestern 366

SO 307 220 262 217 279 223 141 136 237 161 184 103 125

AVE .229 .259 .263 .268 .271 .273 .287 .291 .294 .298 .301 .327 .334

RUNS BATTED IN Team Morningside Hastings Concordia Doane Midland Lutheran Dordt Nebraska Wesleyan Dana Briar Cliff Dakota Wesleyan Northwestern Mount Marty Sioux Falls

HR 52 30 29 18 17 17 15 27 10 4 8 6 9

RBI 260 231 179 174 170 162 160 144 129 112 110 102 85

FIELDING PERCENTAGE Team Midland Lutheran Morningside Hastings Nebraska Wesleyan Dana Dakota Wesleyan Sioux Falls Concordia Doane Briar Cliff Northwestern Dordt Mount Marty

E 56 49 62 55 60 68 62 74 82 68 85 77 82

FLD% .964 .964 .957 .952 .948 .945 .941 .939 .938 .937 .933 .931 .930

OPP 1569 1359 1442 1134 1148 1227 1044 1204 1333 1075 1265 1124 1169


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2010 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS BATTING AVERAGE Player-Team Rachel Harris, NOR Tana Colt, BCU Clarissa Eloge, CNC Sarah Seymour, DOR Laura Fugate, CNC

AB 127 109 123 112 137 Kassondra Heynen, DOR 105 Jessica Horton, BCU 108 Megan Huizenga, DOR 111 Dani Bryant, NWU 142 Mackenzie Neely, MOR 142

R 26 28 32 30 38 22 21 23 35 20

H 57 47 52 46 56 41 42 43 55 55

RBI 9 8 43 35 33 27 13 28 8 40

Avg .449 .431 .423 .411 .409 .390 .389 .387 .387 .387

EARNED RUN AVERAGE Player-Team Morgan Swanson, MOR Nicole Sempek, CNC Kelly Baumert, MOR Amber Soodsma, DOR Abby Wilmes, NWU Alysia Wittmaack, NWU Brianne Nutty, DAN Amanda Nikkel, DOR Kelly Sladek, MLC Stacey Paladino, HAS

IP 133.1 201.2 184.1 120.0 89.0 143.1 138.1 101.2 164.2 175.0

ER 32 55 53 37 28 46 45 35 58 69

ERA 1.68 1.91 2.01 2.16 2.20 2.25 2.28 2.41 2.47 2.76

HITS Player-Team Kayla Peltz, HAS Emily Kmiecik, MLC Rachel Harris, NOR Natalie Meduna, MLC Laura Fugate, CNC Dani Bryant, NWU Mackenzie Neely, MOR Nicole Baker, CNC Stacey Paladino, HAS Clarissa Eloge, CNC

H 61 57 57 56 56 55 55 54 52 52

H/Gm 1.24 1.04 1.43 1.02 1.37 1.34 1.15 1.32 1.11 1.24

WINS Player-Team Nicole Sempek, CNC Kelly Baumert, MOR Alysia Wittmaack, NWU Morgan Swanson, MOR Stacey Paladino, HAS Kelly Sladek, MLC Camille Cruz, BCU Lyndsi Eckelberry, MLC Brianne Nutty, DAN Jennifer Liddell, DOA

G 35 32 29 26 29 26 36 26 26 26

W-L 23-10 22-7 18-5 17-2 16-10 15-11 15-17 13-10 12-8 9-6

RUNS SCORED Player-Team Kylie Helmink, MOR Whitney Poole, DOA Laura Fugate, CNC Kayla Peltz, HAS Dani Bryant, NWU Nicole Baker, CNC Felicia Graff, HAS Erin Bohlmann, MOR Amber Soodsma, DOR Brooke Sampson, DOA

Runs 42 39 38 37 35 35 34 33 33 32

R/Gm .86 .91 .93 .76 .85 .85 .81 .70 .87 .74

STRIKEOUTS Player-Team Camille Cruz, BCU Kelly Baumert, MOR Kelly Sladek, MLC Nicole Sempek, CNC Brianne Nutty, DAN Alysia Wittmaack, NWU Chelsey Woodside, HAS Morgan Swanson, MOR Abby Wilmes, NWU Stacey Paladino, HAS

G 36 32 26 35 26 29 19 26 21 29

SO 205 200 196 193 169 142 125 100 91 87

ATT 48 48 27 18 14 15 11 11 13 11

Pct .938 .896 .889 .889 1.000 .933 1.000 1.000 .846 .909

SAVES Player-Team Jennifer Liddell, DOA Brianne Nutty DAN Alysia Wittmaack, NWU Abby Wilmes, NWU Kassie Loe, MMC Megan Wingate, DOA Paige Lager, DAN Kami Kuhlmann, NOR Camille Cruz, BCU Caitlin Lawrence, CNC

G 26 26 29 21 10 21 12 22 36 21

SV 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

STOLEN BASES Player-Team Dani Bryant, NWU Whitney Poole, DOA Nicole Baker, CNC Kayla Peltz, HAS Kylie Helmink, MOR Emily Kmiecik, MLC Brooke Sampson, DOA Natalie Meduna, MLC Becca Hengeveld, DOR Hannah Kroese, DOA

SB 45 43 24 16 14 14 11 11 11 10

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2010 All-Conference Selections First Team Infield Infield Infield Infield Infield Infield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Catcher Catcher Pitcher Pitcher Pitcher Designator Player Utility

Kayla Clarey Tana Colt Clarissa Eloge Laura Fugate Kylie Helmink * Sarah Seymour Nicole Baker Erin Bohlmann Dani Bryant Rachel Harris Whitney Poole Lenae Kryszak Alyxis Peery Kelly Baumert Kelly Sladek % Alysia Wittmaack Mackenzie Neely Brianne Nutty

Morningside Briar Cliff Concordia Concordia Morningside Dordt Concordia Morningside Nebraska Wesleyan Northwestern Doane Dana Morningside Morningside Midland Lutheran Nebraska Wesleyan Morningside Dana

*GPAC Player-of-the-Year

% GPAC Pitcher-of-the-Year

Second Team Infield Infield Infield Infield Infield Infeild Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Outfield Catcher Catcher Pitcher Pitcher Pitcher Designated Player Utility

Nebraska Wesleyan Midland Lutheran Midland Lutheran Dordt Midland Lutheran Hastings Briar Cliff Dordt Midland Lutheran Hastings Doane Mount Marty Northwestern Hastings Concordia Morningside Dana Northwestern

Lauren Bodfield Erinn Brue Tiana Gataivasa Kassandra Heynen Jessie Smith Chelsey Woodside Jessica Horton Megan Huizenga Natalie Meduna Kayla Peltz Brooke Sampson Lexie Cihak Shelby Johnson Stacey Paladino Nicole Sempek Morgan Swanson Paige Lager Kami Kuhlmann

Doane Honorable Mention Hannah Kroese (SS, Sr.), Kayla Hochstein (OF, Sr.), Christy Kobza (C, Jr.)

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DOANE SOFTBALL HISTORY Doane softball dates back to the 1970s however complete detailed information is not currently available. Research efforts are under way. In 1999, the Tigers posted a 27-20 record, a then-school record for victories. The pitching staff was led by Erika Mosley. Mosley was twice named the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference Pitcher-of-the-Week and also received NAIA National Pitcher-of-the-Week honors. She threw a no-hitter, believed to be the first in school history, against Nebraska Wesleyan on May 8, 1999. Mosley was named the NIAC Pitcher-of-the-Year. Since the formation of the Great Plains Athletic Conference in 2000-01, Doane has seen it’s share of ups and downs through the first decade. Early on, Coach Don Miller posted a pair of 20-win seasons prior to his retirement after the 2002 season. In 2002, he had GPAC Pitcher-of-the-Year, Monica Smith leading the pitching staff. Smith posted a school record, 0.83 earned run average, during the season. Jennifer Schmitz threw a no-hitter against Hastings to compliment Smith as the pitching staff posted a 2.32 ERA and 23 wins. In 2003, the Tigers struggled under Marla Saum’s direction. With a majority of the 23-win team returning, Doane finished 11-20. In 2004, Barry Mosley took over the program but had the challenge of rebuilding. Highlighting the season was a perfect game pitched by Sara Engleman against Johnson & Wales University (CO). After a pair of 14-win season under Mosley, Doane won a school-record 28 games in 2006. In 2008, the Tigers won 27 games as they advanced to the GPAC Tournament championship game and took runner-up honors. In 2009, Jennifer Liddell became the fourth Tiger pitcher to throw a no-hitter. Of the four pitchers, three have been sophomores.


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NAIA ALL-AMERICANS Whitney Poole - Honorable Mention (2009) Poole became the first Doane softball player to earn AllAmerican honors, doing so in her junior season. She led the Tigers in nearly all the offensive categories. Poole batted .412 with 56 hits, 38 runs scored, .448 on-base percentage and 30 stolen bases. She added 20 RBIs from the lead-off spot as well. She graduated in 2010 and left the Tiger program as the all-time leader in runs scored (133) and stolen bases (113). She fell one hit shy of the hits record (167) and graduated third alltime in batting average (.353). Poole also excelled in the class room, earning NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors twice.



2000 Liz Neeley

2006 Megan Liedtke Allison Sperry



2001 Brooke Gocke

2007 Amy Hamik



2002 Jennifer Ekberg Lissa Hagemann

1B C

2008 Amy Hamik Stephanie Mosley Megan Steele


2003 Jennifer Ekberg Lissa Hagemann


2009 Whitney Poole Kayla Hochstein


2004 Kate Reeson Brook Ruhter Amber Tierney Becky Wardlaw


2010 Whitney Poole Kayla Hochstein



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GPAC ALL-CONFERENCE (2001-PRESENT) Athlete 2001 Lissa Hagemann Monica Smith Rachel Rossel Brooke Gocke Shelley Hagemann





First Team First Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

2002 Lissa Hagemann Monica Smith Melissa Hoffman Sarah Clonch Brooke Staehr Tiffany Russell Jennifer Schmitz Amber Tierney


First Team First Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

2003 Lissa Hagemann Amber Tierney Monica Smith Tiffany Cunningham


Second Team Second Team Second Team Second Team

2004 Jenni Allder Megan Liedtke Megan McKown Amber Tierney


Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

2005 Sarah Walck Amy Hamik Joy Vasa Pamela Masker


First Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

2006 Joy Vasa Allison Sperry Mindy Nguyen Amy Hamik Alyssa Ledon Pamela Masker`


First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention

2007 Jennifer Montoya Stephanie Mosley Alyssa Ledon Skyler Rowe Amber Remmers


Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

2008 Kristin Schmidt Stephanie Mosley Joy Vasa Whitney Poole Amber Remmers Alyssa Ledon


First Team First Team First Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

2009 Mindy Nguyen Whitney Poole Christy Kobza Amber Remmers Alyssa Ledon Jennifer Montoya


First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention

2010 Whitney Poole Brooke Sampson Hannah Kroese Kayla Hochstein Christy Kobza


First Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Honoable Mention

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ABOUT DOANE When Thomas Doane, chief civil engineer of the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad, began building the railroad across Nebraska in the late 1800s, his goal was not only to enhance civilized life for the pioneers, but also to build a liberal arts college on the Nebraska frontier. He and the Congregationalists soon chose the town of Crete, overlooking the Big Blue River, for a college on the plains. The college maintains historical ties with the United Church of Christ. Thomas Doane’s vision of a college in the tradition of Harvard and Yale has become a reality. Fully established in 1872, Doane is Nebraska’s first private liberal arts and sciences college. From the college’s formative years under the tutelage of first president David Brainerd Perry to the current 11th president, Jonathan Brand, the college continues its purpose to educate students to serve and lead in the state, the nation and the world. The Crete campus serves approximately 1,000 residential students on 300 scenic acres. Designated a state arboretum, the once treeless landscape now boasts more than 100 varieties of trees, numerous plantings, ponds, and swans. Additional highlights include the four-year graduation guarantee for students…graduate within four years or the college will pay for a fifth year of course work. A travel scholarship for students provides opportunities to travel on college-sponsored trips in the U.S. or abroad. Doane College was the first institution in the nation to initiate a warranty for its education graduates to hiring school districts, and guarantees teacher education graduates a position. Doane College also offers three graduate degree programs, including the Master of Arts in Management (MAM), Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC), and Master of Education (MED) in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership. Doane Mission Statement Doane College, a comprehensive college in the liberal arts tradition, offers an academic curriculum to stimulate inquiry, enhance knowledge, and promote examination and development of values and perspectives through majors and the liberal arts. The college prepares students by offering academic and co-curricular opportunities to develop abilities and skills needed in and out of the workplace. Doane also provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to develop and practice leadership skills. Doane College is a private, independent, coeducational college serving both traditional and nontraditional students. The college continues its historical relationship with the United Church of Christ and its tradition of promoting free inquiry. The college offers instruction in the liberal arts and related professional and pre-professional areas leading to the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and master’s degrees. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, Doane is committed to student-centered education characterized by close student-teacher relationships. The college serves students through residential campus programs, off-campus programs, and graduate programs. Doane seeks to attract students, faculty, and staff with diverse geographic, racial, ethnic, religious, economic, and cultural backgrounds. As the college pursues its mission, students will demonstrate the ability: I. To read, listen, write, and speak effectively. II. To think critically. III. To integrate theories with practice. IV. To collect and process information by selecting methods to improve understanding and solve problems. V. To use problem-solving skills effectively. VI. To work with others. VII. To act ethically and to lead responsibly.

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ADMISSION OFFICE Why Doane? Directions Program: Directions is a first-year program for high school leaders who would like to continue leading at Doane College. Each year, the Director of HLP selects 24 incoming freshmen (first-year students) to join Directions. Directions is a unique opportunity for you to jumpstart your leadership career on campus. Travel Scholarship: Education may well begin at home, but it shouldn’t end there. At Doane, we believe the only way to provide a well-rounded education is by giving you the opportunity to experience the world. That’s why we sponsor over a dozen domestic and international travel programs each year. When you enroll as a first-year student, Doane will provide up to $1000 for travel course expenses during your junior or senior years. Graduation Guarantee: Doane College was one of the first colleges in the nation to initiate a FourYear Graduation Guarantee. We believe a quality education can and should be achieved within four years, and our curriculum is designed for that very purpose. Opportunities to participate and get involved: Over 90% of Doane students participate in one of the 60+ clubs and organizations. In the last five years, students have participated in 663 internships.

Doane College is on the move…. Athletic Facilities: The George and Sally Haddix Recreation and Athletic Center, a $13 million, 63,535 sq. ft. facility, opened in the fall of 2010. The expansion of Fuhrer Field House is planned as funds are received. Residence Halls: Frees Hall, a three-story male and female hall, received a $4.6 million facelift in the summer of 2009. Then, during the summer of 2010, Sheldon Hall received a $4.8 million facelift. Sheldon is a three-story women’s-only residence hall built in 1970. The college decision-making process requires careful planning. High school seniors should consider the following checklist. • Register for ACT/SAT test. Have results sent to Doane College (ACT code 2448 and SAT code 6165). • Search a web site for potential college choices • Identify and visit 3-5 colleges. • Meet with College Representatives in your High School. • Attend College Fairs in your area. • Search web sites for Private Scholarship options. We suggest • Apply to 3-5 colleges. Apply to Doane at • Send your current high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores to ALL schools where you apply. • Send any transcripts from colleges where you have taken classes to ALL schools. • Discuss Doane College scholarship opportunities with an Admissions Representative.

Doane College Office of Admission 1-800-333-6263


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DOANE ACADEMICS Doane College offers 39 majors, seven pre-professional programs and 26 minors through its Crete campus. These majors -- combined with the successful completion of the Doane Plan (general degree requirement), and relevant additional degree requirements -- lead to the awarding of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Majors Accounting Biology Business Principles Honors-Computer Science English Environmental Science History International Studies Music Physical Education Political Science Religious Studies Spanish

Endorsement Programs Secondary Education Early Childhood Coaching Middle Grades

Art Honors-Biology Chemistry Economics English as a Second Language French Information Systems Journalism Natural Science Physical Science Psychology Social Science Special Education

Biochemistry Business Administration Computer Science Elementary Education English/Language Arts German Honors-Information Systems Mathematics Philosophy Physics Public Administration Sociology Theatre

Pre-Professional Programs Allied Health Dentistry Engineering Environmental Studies/Forestry Law Medicine Veterinary Medicine

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DOANE ACADEMIC SUPPORT The transition from high school to college level academics is a dramatic one, but it need not be traumatic if students make use of the resources Doane College provides through the Academic Support Center (ASC). In contrast to many students’ high school course experiences, most college level courses demand a whole new study and exam preparation strategy. Most college professors fully expect that students will complete the assigned textbook readings and come to class prepared to ask questions and engage in discussion generated by the reading assignment. Professors’ lectures complement and supplement the required reading assignment, but they are not intended to substitute for required readings. Likewise, students must attend lectures and labs if they are to gain the full benefit of their educational opportunity. Completing the assigned readings, attending lectures and labs, being able to record accurate reading/lecture notes and reviewing their notes regularly in preparation for exams and finals are all critical to any student’s academic success. Doane’s Academic Support Center (ASC) provides academic assistance, training and intervention to students who wish to improve their academic performance. The ASC consists of two separate programs: The Doane Learning Center (DLC) and Doane Student Support Services (DSS). Both programs are housed in the Student Services area on the lower level of Perry Campus Center. The Doane Learning Center is a walk-in center for students wanting to raise their grades or improve their study skills. The program provides academic counseling, peer tutoring, and writing assistance. Doane Student Support Services (DSS) is a TRIO program, federally funded through the United States Department of Education. It assists eligible students in reaching their academic and personal goals through a variety of activities. Notification of eligibility is sent to new students in the first few weeks of the fall and spring terms and is dependent on American citizenship AND family income level, (or) student disability status or both custodial parents/guardians having less than a four-year degree.


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DOANE FACILITIES The Doane College athletic facilities continue to change and improve each year. The George & Sally Haddix Center opened in Fall 2010 and is the home for Doane volleyball, basketball and dance/cheerleading. Now the center point between all athletic facilities, the Haddix Center also hosts the coaches’ offices, weight room and fitness center. You can find interactive computers in the front lobby that will introduce Doane Hall-of-Fame and Honor D receipents. Doane Athletic Club (DAC) memberships allow all members to utilize the weight room and fitness center as well. Located on the northeast end of the Doane campus, Fuhrer Field House is home to Tiger indoor track & field. The Field House is also used for early season practices for baseball, softball, and tennis and will serve as an alternate practice facility for volleyball and basketball following the completion of the Haddix Center. The renovation of the athletic training room is the most recent improvement to the facility. Renovations are scheduled to increase the track size to 200 meters while redesigning the layout for tennis courts, batting cages and seating. Simon Field was constructed in 1929 following a generous gift from G. Eli Simon, a Cambridge, Nebraska, attorney and father of a graduating senior. Simon Field is located on the north side of the campus and is home to the football and soccer teams. Lauritsen Track surrounds the field and is home to the track & field teams. Field turf was installed in 2000. As part of the renovation, a new outdoor, polyurethane track was also installed. Both the field and track are used by the Crete community and Crete High School. The press box was wired with Internet capabilities in the summer of 2004. Located on the eastern end of campus, The Den is the alternate home to Doane soccer. The first home of Doane Soccer, The Den is a grass surface used mostly for practices. The Jose M. & Elizabeth Ledon Ballfield Complex opened in March 2007. The complex is located on the east end of campus and is home to Tiger baseball and softball. The facility includes batting cages, a two-story press box and concession stand.

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11th President of Doane College

Jonathan M. Brand, J.D. became the Eleventh President of Doane College in July of 2005. He was officially inaugurated on May 3, 2006. President Brand earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and French in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin, Madison; a Master of Arts degree in French Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; and a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School. After earning his degrees, Mr. Brand was assistant director of legal writing and academic support coordinator at Cornell Law School; a law associate with Coddington, Hicks & Danforth and Robinson & Wood, focusing on legal malpractice, intellectual property, and environmental law; and was a lecturer of French at the University of California-Riverside Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages. In 1998 he became Vice President of Institutional and Budget Planning at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa and served as a lecturer in political science until becoming the 11th President of Doane College. In 2004, Mr. Brand served as a visiting professor at Nanjing University Law School in Nanjing, China. He is a member of the American Bar Association, California State Bar Association, American Council on Education, and the Society of College and University Planning. Cross-Country and marathon racing are among his interests. He also makes an award winning cranberry upside down cake. He and his wife, Rachelle LaBarge, have two children: Madeleine and Ethan.


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Athletic Director of Doane College

Greg Heier took over as Athletic Director in May 2006. Heier played four years at Doane on the men’s basketball team guided by NAIA Hall-of-Fame coach Bob Erickson beginning with the 1981-82 season and ending with the 1984-85 season. Heier earned his B.S. degree in Political Science in 1985 and a J.D. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1988. Heier also served as an assistant basketball coach for the Tigers from 1998-2002. During that time, Heier helped coach the last men’s basketball team to have won a post-season conference championship and earn a spot in the NAIA Division II National Championship Tournament. Prior to serving as Athletic Director, Heier practiced law from 1988 until 1998 and worked in human resources and risk management for Doane from 1998 until 2006. He has been a life long fan of Doane Tiger Athletics!



Assistant Athletic Director of Doane College

Cody Vance took over as Assistant Athletic Director for Outreach in August 2009. Cody is a Doane graduate and has been involved in Doane athletics for more than 30 years. He serves as the public address announcer for football and women’s basketball while continuing his support of all of the athletic programs in any way he can. His duties with the athletic department reach from game day management to community outreach and involvement. He also serves as Doane’s coordinator of Champions of Character through the NAIA.

Crete Area Medical Center is proud to work in collaboration with Lincoln Orthopeadic Center to provide sports medicine services to Doane College. This winning team of medical professionals provides specialized diagnostic, prevention, rehabilitation, athletic training and surgical services to Doane Athletes through our local medical center and affiliation with the BryanLGH Health System.

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Dr. Doug

Tewes Team Physician

Dr. Douglas P. Tewes has been a physician with Lincoln Orthopaedic Center, P.C. since 1993. He graduated from the UNMC and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Tewes also completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center. He also serves as team physician and medical director for the Lincoln Saltdogs baseball and Lincoln Stars.





Director/ Physical Therapist

Kuhlmann has nine years of physical therapy experience. He earned his undergraduate degree from Hastings College and his masters and doctorate of physical therapy degrees from Elon University. He is a Board Certified Orthopeadic specialist and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Kuhlmann earned academic all-American honors at Hasting College and coached with the Thayer Central Titans.

Head Athletic Trainer

Seier received his undergraduate degree from Doane College where he earned All-American honors as a track athlete. He received his master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Toledo and Wayne State College. Seier was the head athletic trainer for Morningside College, Wayne State College and Simpson College. Seier has experience working with athletes from elementary grades up to the professional ranks.





Athletic Trainer Jenny earned his undergraduate degree from Doane College where he worked as a student athletic trainer and competed on the cross country and track teams. He earned his graduate degree from Northern State University, working as a graduate assistant athletic trainer. He worked at Concordia University and Memorial Physical Therapy in Seward before returning to Doane. While at Doane he has been an assistant athletic trainer, instructor, and head men’s and women’s cross country teams.

Athletic Trainer Kelso has spent two years working in Lincoln with the BNSF Railway through Tailored Injury Prevention Solutions, Inc. Kelso graduated from the University of Virginia where she completed her graduate assistantship at the Virginia Military Institute (VMI). After graduating in August 2006, she worked at Ferrum College and then returned to VMI as a full-time staff member.


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Jeremey Jorgensen Baseball

Ian Brown Men’s Basketball

Tracee Fairbanks Women’s Basketball

Jamie Ourecky-Sand Cheer & Dance

Brad Jenny Cross Country

Matt Franzen Football

Myron Parsley Men’s Golf

Jeannine Foster Women’s Golf

Greg Jarosik M & W Soccer

Barry Mosley Softball

Pete Fuimefreddo Men’s Tennis

Mike Gay Women’s Tennis

Ed Fye M & W Track & Field

Cindy Meyer Volleyball

Faye Weber Athletics Secretary

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DOANE SPORTS INFORMATION The Doane College Sports Information Office is always interested in helping members of the media in their coverage of Tiger Athletics. Athlete features and interviews, credential request, photographs and statistics are available through the sports information office. Rick Schmuecker joined the Tiger team in August 2001 as Assistant Sports Information Director, following four years as a student at Midland Lutheran College. In May 2006, he was named head of the Sports Information Department by Athletic Director Greg Heier. At Doane, Rick is seen at all home athletic events, usually in the designated media areas, either keep stats, broadcasting or both. He has received publication honors by the NAIA-SIDA in football and soccer as well as with the Doane athletic Web site. In June 2008, he received 2nd Place honors for the women’s soccer media guide, the highest honor received by himself or Doane through the NAIA-SIDA contests. In 2009, he received 2nd Place in CoSIDA’s Special Events publication for the volleyball post-season game program. In Fall 2010, Dave Ziola became Assistant Sports Information Director. An assistant cross country and track & field coach, Ziola will specialize in those two sports for the office. He also teaches in the physical education department at Doane. However, the work that is done could not be completely accomplished without several student workers who also help out with game days and office work. These students are responsible for helping with statistics, running game clocks and setup for games. Their time and commitment is greatly appreciated. Students working for the sports information office in 2010-11 are: Kelly Baer, Cheryl Braithwait, Ashley Daily, Mindy Dymacek, Kelsie Grgurich, Veronica LeDuc, Jacy Ludwig, Jordan Ludwig, Brittany Luettel, Brittany Lurz, Morgan Dubas, Lisa Lord, Megan Meduna, Cassie Reicks, Brooke Sampson and Madara Upeneice. Contact Information E-mail: Phone: 402-826-8248 Fax: 402-826-8647 Web site:

Ken’s Pharmacy 1302 Linden Ave. (402) 826-3784

The Crete News 1201 Linden Avenue (402) 826-2147


Sid Dillon East Hwy 33 (402) 826-5167

Crete Area Medical Center 2910 Betten Drive (402) 826-2102

Stop ‘n Shop 1845 Grove Ave. (402) 826-4799

City Bank & Trust 1135 Main Ave. (402) 826-2144

Pinnacle Bank 143 E. 13th Street (402) 826-2121

Lincoln Orthopaedic Center 6900 A Street Lincoln, Neb. (402) 436-2000

Skala’s OK Tire Store 1610 W 12th Street (402) 826-4343

Pizza Hut/Wingstreet 845 E Hwy 33 (402) 826-4361

Member SIPC

Edward Jones Tom Sorensen/Preston Meints (402) 826-5104/(402) 826-4719

2011 Schedule Date



Mar. 2

Kansas Wesleyan University

Salina, Kan.

Mar. 5

Friends University Invitational

Wichita, Kan.

Mar. 14

Biola University

LaMiranda, Calif.

2:00 PM

Mar. 15

Azusa Pacific University

Azusa, Calif.

4:00 PM

Mar. 16

California Baptist University

Riverside, Calif.

5:00 PM

Mar. 17

Vanguard University

Costa Mesa, Calif.

2:00 PM

Mar. 23

*Midland University

Fremont, Neb.

5:00 PM

Mar. 26

*Briar Cliff University

Crete, Neb.

1:00 PM

Mar. 28

York College

Crete, Neb.

2:00 PM

Mar. 29

*Nebraska Wesleyan University

Crete, Neb.

2:00 PM

Apr. 1

Bellevue University

Bellevue, Neb.

4:00 PM

Apr. 2

*Mount Marty College

Crete, Neb.

1:00 PM

Apr. 6

*Hastings College

Hastings, Neb.

5:00 PM

Apr. 8

*University of Sioux Falls

Crete, Neb.

3:00 PM

Apr. 10

Peru State College

Crete, Neb.

1:00 PM

Apr. 15

*Dakota Wesleyan University

Mitchell, S.D.

5:00 PM

Apr. 16

*Northwestern College

Orange City, Iowa

1:00 PM

Apr. 18

Central Christian College

Crete, Neb.

3:00 PM

Apr. 27

*Concordia University

Crete, Neb.

4:00 PM

Apr. 29

*Dordt College

Sioux Center, Iowa 5:00 PM

Apr. 30

*Morningside College

SIoux City, Iowa

1:00 PM

May 5

GPAC Tournament Begins

Sioux City, Iowa


May 19

NAIA Tournament Begins

Decatur, Ala.


Time 2:00 PM TBA

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