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Quick Facts University Information Location Washington, D.C. Founded 1789 Enrollment 6,719 undergraduate, 13,652 total Nickname Hoyas School Colors Blue & Gray President John J. DeGioia Interim Director of Athletics Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. Associate AD/Volleyball Admin. Jennifer Heppel Athletic Dept. Phone (202) 687-2435

Coaching Staff Head Coach Arlisa Williams (Wisconsin ‘93) Record at GU 27-59/fourth season Career Record Same Assistant Coaches Lynnette Moster (Georgia Tech ‘06) Jake Lawrence (Xavier ‘06) Volunteer Assistant Ben Glon (U.S. Air Force Academy ‘99) Volleyball Office Phone (202) 687-3828 Athletic Trainer Alan Alper

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TAble of contents Quick Facts Georgetown University M Street Sports in D.C. Washington, D.C. John J. DeGioia Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. Head Coach Arlisa Williams Assistant Coaches McDonough Arena Academic Resource Center Support Staff

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2009 Preview 2009 Roster Players 2008 Review 2008 Statistics 2008 Results Records All-Time Letterwinners Compliance Guidelines Side Out Club BIG EAST Conference

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Credits The 2009 Georgetown University volleyball media guide is published by the Sports Information Office. It was written and compiled by Sports Information Assistant Ryan A. Sakamoto. Editing, coordination and assistance on the program was provided by Publications Coordinator Diana T. Pulupa. Thanks to Bill Shapland, Mike “Mex Carey, Barbara Jonas, Drew Wiseman, Pete Arguello, Jessica Palermo, Alex Pleta, Nathaniel Porter, Chris Rachfal and Anna Selling as well as Arlisa Williams and the Georgetown volleyball staff. Photography by Rafael Suanes, Carlos Suanes, Georgetown University photographer Phil Humnicky, Mitchell Layton, Jason Rocco, Tony Quinn/Washington Freedom and Jessie Cohen/Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Design by Old Hat Creative, Norman, Okla. Special thanks to Robert Smith and the Old Hat Creative staff. Mission & Goals Statement of the Department of Athletics The Georgetown University Department of Athletics, as part of a university with roots in the Jesuit tradition of education, commits itself to the comprehensive development of the student. The interdependence of the physical, emotional, moral and intellectual aspects of personal growth requires simultaneous and balanced focus. This objective does not imply that each facet of an individual’s psychological, social and academic growth is of equal importance. It does require that Georgetown provide the means and encouragement for each person to develop according to his or her own interests and abilities. This is especially true in athletics, whether at the recreational, intercollegiate, intramural or instructional level. In addition to physical development, the Department of Athletics promotes principles of character, development and sportsmanship within the framework of an abiding and broadened commitment to community. Accordingly, the Athletics Department is committed to, fosters and pursues the fair and equitable treatment of both men and women, and the provision of equitable access and opportunities for minority students and institutional personnel. NCAA Position on Gambling The NCAA opposes all forms of legal and illegal sports wagering. Sports wagering has the potential to undermine the integrity of sports contests and jeopardizes the welfare of studentathletes and the intercollegiate community. Sports wagering demeans the competition and competitors alike by a message that is contrary to the purposes and meaning of “sport.” Sports competition should be appreciated for the inherent benefits related to participation of studentathletes, coaches and institutions in fair contests, not the amount of money wagered on the outcome of the competition. For these reasons, the NCAA membership has adopted specific rules prohibiting athletics department staff members and student-athletes from engaging in gambling activities as they relate to intercollegiate or professional intercollegiate or professional sporting events.

Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference BIG EAST 2008 Record 14-13 2008 BIG EAST Record 7-7 Home Arena/Capacity McDonough Arena/2,200 Letterwinners Returning/Lost 8/3 Starters Returning/Lost 5/2 (including libero) Newcomers 5

Sports Information Volleyball Contact Ryan A. Sakamoto Sports Info Office Phone (202) 687-5241 Cell Phone (610) 428-1492 Fax (202) 687-2491 Contact E-mail Press Box Phone (610) 428-1492 Website Sports Info Mailing Address: Georgetown University Sports Information McDonough Arena E215 3700 O St. NW Washington, DC 20057

Title IX and NCAA Peer Review The Georgetown University Athletics Department has undergone two extensive reviews of its athletic programs: an audit by the Department of Education concerning Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Georgetown’s inaugural review under the NCAA’s new Athletics Certification program. The Department of Education has found Georgetown’s athletic programs to be in compliance with Title IX, and the University was certified by the NCAA in November of 1995 and again in 2001. Anti-Discrimination Policy In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the implementing regulations promulgated under each of these federal statutes, Georgetown University does not discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment practices on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. The University’s compliance program under these statutes and regulations is supervised by Rosemary Kilkenny, Special Assistant to the President of Affirmative Action Programs. Her office is located in Room G-10, Darnall Hall, and her telephone number is (202) 687-4798.



GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Combining the tradition of being the oldest Catholic institution of higher learning in the United States with an awareness of ever-changing educational needs, Georgetown University continues to challenge the minds of young men and women eager to learn. Founded in 1789 as Georgetown College, a small gathering of 12 students and a handful of professors, it has grown into a major international university that includes four undergraduate schools, respected graduate programs, a law school and a medical school. Georgetown’s 104-acre Main and Medical Center campus, located in a historic neighborhood of our nation’s capital and overlooking the Potomac River, houses 64 buildings including a hospital and hotel, athletic fields and student residences that can accommodate more than 6,000 students. Ranked among the nation’s most distinguished institutions of higher learning, the success of the University’s philosophy and endeavors is reflected in its enrollment and applicant pool. Its student body, one of the most geographically diverse in the country, consists of individuals from all 50 states and 132 foreign countries, while

only 21 percent of its applicants for the freshman class of 2011 were accepted. In the classroom, the University offers state-of-the-art facilities, while holding less than an 8-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio. Today more than 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs at Georgetown University, served by more than 1,200 full time and 450 part time faculty. 700 full-time and 350 part-time professors teach undergraduates on the main campus. Distinguished professors include former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Director of the CIA George Tenet, best-selling author and linguist Deborah Tannen, former National Security Advisor Anthony Lake, and former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar. Recent visiting faculty include Grammywinner Bobby McFerrin and acclaimed author Mario Vargas Llosa.

UNIVERSITY MISSION STATEMENT Georgetown is a Catholic and Jesuit, student-centered research university. Established in 1789 in the spirit of the new republic, the University was founded on the principle that serious and sustained discourse among people of different faiths, cultures, and beliefs promotes intellectual, ethical and spiritual understanding. We embody this principle in the diversity of our students, faculty and staff, our commitment to justice and the common good, our intellectual openness and our international character. An academic community dedicated to creating and communicating knowledge, Georgetown provides excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional education in the Jesuit tradition for the glory of God and the wellbeing of humankind. Georgetown educates women and men to be reflective lifelong learners, to be responsible and active participants in civic life, and to live generously in service to others.



GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY Athletics at Georgetown

Georgetown University’s varsity athletics programs are a major component of the undergraduate experience. Georgetown offers 29 varsity sports that compete at the Division I level, most of them in the nationally-recognized BIG EAST Conference. Georgetown’s 800-plus student-athletes are a major portion of the University’s enrollment, with more than one of every 10 undergraduates, competing on a team. Athletics at Georgetown enjoys a rich history dating back to the first documented athletic contest, a baseball game on May 10, 1870. Georgetown’s tradition includes a total of 17 team and 18 individual national championships, while boasting numerous Olympians, National Players of the Year and All-Americans. The success continued for Georgetown athletics during the 2008-09 academic year. Twenty-seven student-athletes earned All-America honors, while an additional 65 earned all-conference recognition, including five major conference award winners, and 269 received academic acknowledgement. Highlights from this year include a regular season championship, NCAA Tournament berths and numerous individual honors. The women’s lacrosse squad had an outstanding year winning the regular season championship, advancing to the BIG EAST Tournament championship game and earning an at-large NCAA bid. Seven Hoyas were named All-BIG EAST and the team won three major awards including BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year for Head Coach Ricky Fried and his assistants. The track & field program had another strong season with the women finishing second at the Indoor BIG EAST Championship and the men placing third at the outdoor conference meet. Georgetown graduate student Maggie Infeld won the 1,500 meters and anchored the winning 4x800 meter relay team. Overall, the program had 16 All-Americans. This followed a successful fall that saw Andrew Bumbalough capture the BIG EAST Cross Country title. Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams qualified for the postseason. The men received a bid to the NIT led by BIG EAST Rookie of the Year Greg Monroe. The women advanced to the WNIT for the first time since 2003 playing late into March eventually falling in the tournament quarterfinals. Senior Karee Houlette was an All-BIG EAST performer. The men’s and women’s soccer squads both made the BIG EAST Tournament after successful seasons. After receiving a first-round bye, the women hosted their first BIG EAST quarterfinal in the program’s history. On the water, sophomore Charlie Buckingham was awarded the Everett B. Morris Trophy which goes to the College Sailor of the Year. It marked the second year in a row a Hoya had received the honor and the third recognition in four years. A total of six GU sailors were named All-American following the close of the season. Also, women’s rowing head coach Glenn Putyrae and his staff were named the BIG EAST Rowing Coaching Staff of the Year after the Hoyas finished fourth at the BIG EAST Championships. Two famous firsts also occurred during the 2008-09 season as the Georgetown softball team set off on its maiden voyage in BIG EAST play, narrowly missing the conference tournament. The Georgetown women’s golf team also hosted the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Championship for the first time. The event was held at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., during the month of May.


For more than 215 years, Georgetown University has overlooked the banks of the Potomac River. Georgetown owes its existence to Father John Carroll, whose desire for an academy to educate the Catholic youth of the nation that gave root to the founding of Georgetown. Construction began on the first building in 1788, but the first student, William Gaston, arrived from North Carolina in 1791 before it was even completed. Two years later, Charles and George Dinnies, brothers from New York, were awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts and became the College’s first graduates. By 1871, Georgetown had expanded to include two professional schools: medicine and law, and gradually moved towards establishing itself as a university. During this time, the school was guided by the efforts of Patrick F. Healy, S.J., who is often referred to as its second founder. The son of an Irish immigrant and a former slave, Father Healy became the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. and the first to head a predominantly white university. President from 1874 until 1882, he is credited with guiding Georgetown from a small liberal arts college to a modern university. Women began to study at Georgetown when the School of Nursing was founded in 1903. Their enrollment increased gradually through the first part of the century and by 1952 was admitted to all schools but the College of Arts and Sciences. At the end of the 1960’s, the University became fully coeducational, as women were admitted to the college. The 1980’s were highlighted by intense growth and prosperity through the leadership of its 46th President Timothy S. Healy, S.J. Its academic reputation improved, its endowment increased five-fold, minority enrollment grew and a host of building were constructed including Yates Field House, the Intercultural Center and the Leavey Center.


A major new addition to Georgetown’s campus is the Southwest Quadrangle, a $188.5 million initiative that was the largest construction project in Georgetown history. Part of an ongoing effort to enhance the quality of campus life, the project provided a new 784-bed residence hall, a multi-level underground parking facility, a 1,200-person Leo J. O’Donovan S.J. dining hall, and a new home for Georgetown’s Jesuit Community. Additionally, the Davis Performing Arts Center and the Wagner Alumni House opened in Fall 2005, and a new home for the McDonough School of Business is under construction. In October of 1988 the Leavey Center was constructed to house the Office of Student Affairs, the University Bookstore, a cafeteria, several restaurants, a Marriott hotel with 150 rooms, and a parking garage. For recreation and relaxation, students and faculty head to Yates Field house, a four level sports complex. Among the features of this facility are 12 multi-purpose courts for tennis, basketball, racquetball, squash, and volleyball; a four-lane, 200-meter indoor jogging track; a dance studio; and an eight-lane swimming pool with separate diving area. The Edward B. Bunn Intercultural Center is an example of Georgetown’s look to the future. The center brings together, under the world’s largest solar electric roof, all of the University’s teaching programs in comparative and regional studies, international affairs and diplomacy, and foreign languages. The building houses one of Georgetown’s three computer centers, an interactive teaching lab, a television studio, language laboratories, and an interpreter training facility using state-of-the art equipment for simultaneous interpretation.




Georgetown University’s commitment to diversity is manifested in its student body -- which includes people of many different ethnic and religious backgrounds -- and in its commitment to the recruitment of outstanding women and minorities to join its community of faculty and staff. Georgetown is an equal opportunity employer, and makes a concerted effort to achieve ethnic and gender diversity throughout its workforce. The January 2003 issue of Black Enterprise magazine ranked Georgetown third after Stanford and Columbia among non-historically black colleges and universities as a place where African American students feel that their aspirations are supported. In November 2003, the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education ranked Georgetown 19th out of the top 50 highest academically ranked universities in the nation for its percentage of black students. Georgetown University has long been a leader among America’s most selective institutions in promoting a diverse student body. Nearly 22 percent of Georgetown’s undergraduate population is from a minority ethnic background;

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONORS In its history, Georgetown has attracted some of the nation’s top students, whose achievements include some of the most prestigious awards in higher education:

22 Rhodes Scholarships for study at Oxford University


Marshall Scholarships for study in England

19 Mellon Fellowships for graduate study in the United States

10 Luce Foundation Scholarships for study in the Far East

19 Truman Scholarships for study

leading to public service since 1977

32 Clare Boothe Luce Scholarships for women in the study of science and engineering


Mitchell Scholarships for study in Ireland

14 Jack Kent Cooke Scholarships for

undergraduate and graduate study

30 Goldwater Scholarships for study in math, science and engineering



the breakdown is as follows: African American, 6.7 percent; Asian American, 9.1 percent; Hispanic, 5.8 percent; and Native American, less than one percent.

Volunteerism & Service

At Georgetown, community service and volunteerism have long been defining characteristics of students’ education and the University’s mission. Georgetown embraces and lives out the Catholic, Jesuit ideal of service in its undergraduate, graduate, law and medical schools. Georgetown currently sponsors more than 100 community service initiatives that involve countless students, faculty, staff and alumni, and range from teaching children to offering pro bono legal services and providing health care for the medically underserved. As a Catholic, Jesuit university, Georgetown undergraduates have historically chosen service careers in high numbers after graduation; in 2003, according to a voluntary survey of graduating seniors, more than 139 chose jobs in the public sector -- non-profit institutions, volunteer service, education, government service, Jesuit Volunteer Corps and other organizations in addition to the Peace Corps. In 2005, Georgetown University produced the second highest number of Peace Corps volunteers among all private universities in the country, with 67 Georgetown alumni joining the Peace Corps.

International Education

Cultural immersion and a rigorous educational experience abroad are an integral part of the Georgetown tradition of liberal education. Georgetown University takes great pride in its international character and is recognized as a national leader in international learning, providing overseas study opportunities for its students and hosting international students on campus. The Office of International Programs at Georgetown University fosters the international character of the University by promoting, supporting and developing a wide range of international and intercultural opportunities for members of the Georgetown community. Through study abroad and internationally focused study, students can increase their awareness of the global community, learn about another country’s culture and history and broaden their language and communication skills. Approximately 54 percent of Georgetown University students decide to participate in academic programs overseas. Students who study overseas return with valuable new perspectives on the world. Graduating seniors consistently list these experiences as one of the five top areas of satisfaction with their Georgetown education. Additionally, international students, researchers, and faculty are an extremely important part of the Georgetown community. Nearly 2,000 individuals, including 250 undergraduates, from more than 130 foreign countries study, conduct research, and teach at Georgetown. International students make up approximately eleven percent of the Georgetown student body. The Office of International Programs provides a variety of support services to international students, researchers, and faculty at Georgetown, including cultural and educational programming, immigration advising and personal counseling.


Georgetown University sits on the western edge of the area of the same name, which is highly regarded as Washington’s most fascinating and lively urban neighborhood. Steeped in history and architectural design, modern Georgetown is a world renowned destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, in addition to being home to scores of celebrities and dignitaries.


From the hip to the avant garde, the shopping in Georgetown is hard to beat. Centered at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street, Georgetown is a paradise to the discerned shopper. In addition to sidewalk shops hosting everything from Abercrombie & Fitch to April Cornell there are several larger venues, including Ralph Lauren, H & M and Benetton. A historic facade disguises the three-story underground “Shops at Georgetown Park,” featuring an array of high end boutiques and fashion options. Everything from antiques to formal attire is available to the Georgetown shopper.



Long considered a must-do area for Washington nightlife, Georgetown is the gathering place for D.C.-area college students and young professionals. The area features The Third Edition, a restaurant used as a location in the movie “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Mr. Smith’s, another local fixture, offers a great burger and piano players who take requests – talents such as Tori Amos had once graced its keys. In the summer, Georgetown is a great place to spend an evening by the river with friends.


This remarkably intact example of a complete historic town also boasts historic house museums and gardens and a rich variety of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Also within Georgetown is the C&O Canal, a recreational area with historical spots along the way. It’s easy to hike, bike or even ride along the canal in a historic canal boat. M Street and Wisconsin Avenue are the major thoroughfares and both are full of eateries, trendy bars, boutiques, bookstores and cafes.

If coming to the area to grab a bite to eat, the neighborhood features a vast array of ambiance and cuisine. Choose to dine on fresh seafood while basking in the sun at a riverfront table or rub elbows with celebrities and dignitaries at a Prospect Street sidewalk cafe. Georgetown is sure to please any palate or craving for the hard to find cuisines.




Alexander Ovechkin

Antawn Jamison

Abby Wambach

The Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has it all when it comes to sports — a team from every major league is represented, and in some cases fans are divided among area rivals. Since Baltimore and Washington, D.C. are only 30 miles apart, members of the metropolitan area gear up for fall in either purple and black to support the Baltimore Ravens or burgundy and gold to cheer on the hometown Washington Redskins. The Redskins still make FedEx Field in Landover, Md. their home, while the Ravens play less than an hour away at M&T Bank Stadium in the heart of Baltimore. When winter comes and Georgetown is on the road, fans can still venture to Verizon Center to see the NBA’s Washington Wizards or the Washington Capitals of the NHL. After March Madness, fans are still not in a drought for sports action, as the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles return from spring training for their opening day celebrations. The Nationals moved into their new home, Nationals Park, at the beginning of the 2008 season, while RFK Stadium will still be used by D.C. United of Major League Soccer as well as the Washington Freedom of Women’s Professional Soccer. The Washington Kastles of World Team Tennis, the 2009 WTT Champions, make their home at Kastles Stadium at CityCenter DC, close to Verizon Center. Since the Nationals are a new addition to the D.C. sports scene, many loyal fans still make the short trip to Baltimore to watch the Orioles in Camden Yards. If a fan prefers the farm system instead, nine minor league baseball teams call the D.C. metropolitan area their home, including Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A affiliates for the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates, Nationals and Orioles. Or if they can’t stand the heat of the summer, D.C. sports fans can head inside to Verizon Center to watch the Washington Mystics of the WNBA compete. An exercise enthusiast’s paradise in the middle of the city, Rock Creek Park contains 1,754 acres of trees and forest, including a nature center, riding stables, tennis courts, a golf course, 30 picnic areas, playing fields and an extensive network of trails for walking, jogging and cycling.

Ryan Zimmerman

Christian Gomez

Washington Kastles



Clinton Portis

WASHINGTON, D.C. Nearby Attractions

National Museum of Natural History (3.3 miles)

Washington, D.C. is a powerful symbol of democracy and freedom. The leaders who gather on Capitol Hill and in the surrounding areas direct this nation and assist the world, in a quest to better equip its lands and the lives of its people.

Arlington Cemetery / Iwo Jima Memorial (3.1 miles)

But D.C. offers more than its numerous symbols of patriotism and history. It has unique cultural neighborhoods, fine cuisine, upscale shopping, urban nightlife, theater and vast recreational opportunities.

ESPN Zone boasts American grill food, an arena of interactive games and attractions and an unparalleled sports viewing experience.

International Spy Museum (3.4 miles) Featuring the largest collection of international espionage-related artifacts open to the public.

Featuring more than 100 thrilling rides, slides, shows and attractions Six Flags America offers state-of-the art thrill rides, eight fast and furious coasters and the newly expanded Hurricane Harbor Water Park.

Washington, D.C. is a sophisticated city that offers its residents and visitors the chance to engage in world-class activities and experiences.

Jefferson Memorial (5 miles)

U.S. Supreme Court (5 miles)

Rows of headstones chronicle American history with tombs of John F. Kennedy, Thurgood Marshall, boxer Joe Louis and the Tomb of the Unknowns; nearby is the Iwo Jima Memorial.

ESPN Zone (2.9 miles)

Exhibits on the natural world around us; home to the 45.5-carat hope diamond, dinosaur fossils and featured hall of mammals.

National Zoo (2.7 miles)

A 163-acre zoological park set in the heart of Washington, D.C. Its best known residents are giant pandas, Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and Tai Shan.

Six Flags America (21.2 Miles)

Dedicated in 1943 by President Franklin Roosevelt, the memorial is a tribute to the nation’s third president, one of the foremost political thinkers in American history.

Known as the third branch of government, the Supreme Court is the court of last appeal in the United States.

The Kennedy Center (1.8 miles)

Under the magnificent dome, senators and representatives meet to shape U.S. legislative policy.

The nation’s performing arts center, presenting the best music, dance, theatre, international and children’s programs in six theaters.

Lincoln Memorial (2.4 miles)

A 19-foot statue of President Abraham Lincoln is flanked by his Second Inaugural Address and the famous Gettysburg Address.

U.S. Capitol (4.7 miles)

Washington Monument (3.4 miles) A centerpiece of Washington, D.C., honoring our nation’s first president.

White House (3 miles)

The home of every U.S. president besides George Washington.

National Air & Space Museum (4 miles) The World’s most visited museum houses artifacts from the beginning of man’s pursuit of flight through today’s conquest of outer space.

National Museum of African Art (3.8 miles) Lincoln Memorial

The museum is dedicated to advancing an appreciation and understanding of Africa’s rich history of art and culture.

National Museum of American History (3.6 miles) This museum chronicles our nation’s rich history through the preservation of memories and experiences of the American people.

Washington Monument & National Mall

Kennedy Center

Supreme Court



JOHN J. DEGIOIA UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT For more than a quarter century, John J. DeGioia, Ph.D (C’79, G’95) has helped to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research. Since graduating from the University in 1979, he has served both as a senior administrator and as a faculty member. On July 1, 2001, he became Georgetown’s 48th president. As president, Dr. DeGioia is deeply committed to sustaining academic excellence at Georgetown. He has helped to recruit intellectual leaders to the faculty and secured substantial funding for scholarly research and academic programs. Under Dr. DeGioia’s leadership, the University completed in December 2003 the largest fund-raising effort in University history, the Third Century Campaign. The $1 billion capital campaign benefited Georgetown’s Main, Medical, and Law Center campuses to secure endowment funds for curriculum and faculty support, increase student financial aid, and build and renovate facilities. In 2002-2003, Dr. DeGioia oversaw the largest expansion of campus facilities, with the Southwest

Quadrangle - a one million square-foot complex of student housing; study, seminar and music rooms; and a new Jesuit Community - at the forefront. Dr. DeGioia addresses broader issues in higher education as a board member of the American Council on Education, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the Campus Compact, and as an executive committee member of the Council on Competitiveness. He is chair of the Consortium on Financing Higher Education and serves on the Business-Higher Education Forum. To prepare young people for leadership roles in the global community, Dr. DeGioia has expanded opportunities for intercultural and interreligious dialogue, welcomed world leaders to campus, and convened international conferences to address challenging issues. He is a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO and Chair of its Education Committee and he represents Georgetown at the World Economic Forum and on the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. DeGioia has enhanced Georgetown’s relationship with the many political, cultural, corporate, and economic resources of Washington, D.C. He serves on the Greater Washington Board of Trade and the Federal City Council. Dr. DeGioia is also a strong supporter of Georgetown’s social justice initiatives that seek to

improve opportunities for Washington’s underserved neighborhoods. As the first lay president of a Jesuit university, Dr. DeGioia places special emphasis on sustaining and strengthening Georgetown’s Catholic and Jesuit identity and its responsibility to serve as a voice and an instrument for justice. He has also been a strong advocate for inter-religious dialogue. He is a member of the Order of Malta, a lay religious order of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to serving the sick and the poor. Dr. DeGioia is a Professorial Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Georgetown University in 1979 and his PhD in Philosophy from the University in 1995. He has most recently taught “Ethics and Global Development,” “Human Rights: A Culture in Crisis,” and a seminar on “Ways of Knowing.” Prior to his appointment as president, Dr. DeGioia held a variety of senior administrative positions at Georgetown, including senior vice president, responsible for university-wide operations, and dean of student affairs. In 2004, he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Academia from the Sons of Italy.

Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. INTERIM DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia named Daniel R. Porterfield, Ph.D. (C’83) Interim Athletics Director at the university in June 2009. Dr. Porterfield currently serves as Senior Vice President for Strategic Development. Porterfield has played an oversight role with Athletics for the past five years. He chaired the senior coordinating group that assisted the last interim Athletics Director in 2004-05. He participated in the search that brought Muir to the Francis X. Rienzo Chair of Athletics at Georgetown and provided week-to-week supervision for the Athletics Director on behalf of the President during the past year. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors ad hoc committee on Athletics in 2006-07 and has participated heavily in the development of budget parameters for the Department and a conceptual model for a new training facility. Porterfield has worked closely with head coaches John Thompson III and Terri


Williams-Flournoy to maximize opportunities for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as with Vice President of Student Affairs Todd Olson to enhance academic services and leadership development for student-athletes. “I’m looking forward to providing interim leadership while President DeGioia recruits a new leader for the department,” Porterfield said. “My priorities will be to provide effective management, ensure a smooth transition for our permanent Athletics Director, meet and listen to coaches and alumni, and engage deeply with students so I can understand still better the nature and future potential of the student-athlete experience at Georgetown. This interim role combines nicely with my pre-existing work at Georgetown, which is to help foster academic excellence, on-campus continuity, service to the city and new initiatives.” Porterfield, who is also an assistant professor of English and teaches literature courses dealing with human rights, education and social justice, has served as a senior leader at Georgetown for more than 12 years. As senior vice president for strategic development, he leads university initiatives in government relations, strategic planning, communications and new project


development. He is the 2003 recipient of the Dorothy M. Brown Award for outstanding service to students and the 2008 Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Award for Teaching Excellence in Georgetown College. Porterfield is a 1983 graduate of Georgetown College and was a recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship and a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities. He earned his Ph.D. degree at The City University of New York Graduate Center. Prior to coming to Georgetown in 1997, he served for four years as a senior aide to Health and Human Service Secretary Donna E. Shalala. In the 1980’s Dr. Porterfield founded Georgetown University’s D.C. Schools Project and After School Kids Program, two on-going social justice projects that allow several hundred students a year to work with immigrant children and at-risk youth. He now serves on the board of directors of The Cristo Rey Network. Dr. Porterfield is married to Karen A. Herrling (C ‘84, L ‘90). They have three children and live on campus in faculty housing.


Arlisa Williams Head Coach Fourth Season

Coaches’ Records Joe McClure (1974-82) Kin W. Ng (1983-84) Steve Henry (1985-86) Nila Toribio-Straka (1987-91) Jolene Nagel (1992-98) Li Liu (1999-2005) Arlisa Williams (2006-Present)

251-108 (.699) 24-48 (.333) 37-41 (.474) 117-70 (.625) 118-100 (.541) 110-93 (.542) 27-59 (.458)

Georgetown Volleyball through the Years

Arlisa Williams enters her fourth year as the head coach of the Georgetown University volleyball program. Under the direction of Williams the Hoyas experienced one of the biggest turnarounds in program history in 2008, improving by nine victories overall and six victories in BIG EAST Conference play, finishing 14-13, 7-7 BE. It was the Hoyas’ first above .500 finish in four seasons and their best finish in conference since 2002. Georgetown’s 2008 recruiting class was named a high honorable mention (Top 65) and paid dividends as Victoria Rezin was named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week for Sept. 16, the first honor earned since the Williams’ era. In 2008 Williams’ guided three additional players to individual success, as Vanessa Dorismond, Caitlin Boland and Katherine Niesen all spent time in the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Division I top 50 in hitting percentage, assists and block totals, respectively. In addition to growth on the court, Williams’ teams have thrived in the classroom. Georgetown volleyball has produced 22 BIG EAST All-Academic team selections since Williams took over in 2006. Georgetown volleyball earned the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award in 2007, as the team maintained a grade-point average (GPA) over 3.3. In her first three seasons at the helm, the Hoyas have posted a 27-59 record with a 10-32 mark in BIG EAST Conference action She arrived on the Hilltop after a successful four-year stint as an assistant at the University of Florida, where she helped the Gators reach two Final Fours. During her time at Florida, Williams was the program’s recruiting coordinator, bringing in two-consecutive classes that were rated among the top 10 in the country. In her first full year as recruiting coordinator, Williams’ class was ranked No. 2 in the country by, and she followed that up in 2005 with a class that was rated No. 10, quite a feat considering no other top-10 team had less than three commitments and the Gators had only two. Williams helped lead Florida to its first appearance in a national championship game in 2003 and was part of two Final Four appearances

during her four years with the Gators. Florida finished 33-3 in 2005, its third 30-win season in four years. In addition, she coached players who combined for 14 All-America honors and 19 All-Southeastern Conference honors. Prior to her stint at Florida, Williams helped guide American University to an impressive 52-8 record during her two seasons. The Eagles went 14-0 in the Patriot League in 2001 and earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, just one year after winning the Colonial Athletic Association conference title. Before working at American, Williams served as a graduate assistant coach at Virginia Tech during the 1994 and 1995 seasons, earning a master’s degree in education and student personnel services. Williams earned a bachelor of arts degree in African-American studies in 1993 from the University of Wisconsin, where she was a standout middle blocker for the school. She was a three-time All-Big Ten selection (1990-92) and a two-time All-Region honoree (1990-91). In 1990 Williams was a member of the U.S. Olympic Sports Festival team that earned a gold medal. She set the Wisconsin career records for kills (1,495) and blocks (618) during her final year with the Badgers. Williams was a member of Wisconsin’s 1990 Big Ten Championship Team and was a captain in her senior year. A native of Washington, D.C., Williams spent her formative years in Louisville, Ky., where she played for the Kentuckiana Volleyball Association and graduated from Kentucky Country Day School. Williams resides in Washington, D.C., with her husband Simon and son, Alexander.

YEAR 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 Total

RECORD 14-13 5-27 8-19 6-22 17-12 9-19 17-13 18-9 16-13 27-5 24-6 14-15 19-14 19-14 15-17 12-19 15-15 23-14 27-14 21-20 24-12 22-10 16-24 21-17 7-27 17-21 32-13 32-19 27-23 39-12 37-11 28-9 18-12 22-8 16-1 684-519 (.569)

HEAD COACH Arlisa Williams Arlisa Williams Arlisa Williams Li Liu Li Liu Li Liu Li Liu Li Liu Li Liu Li Liu Jolene Nagel Jolene Nagel Jolene Nagel Jolene Nagel Jolene Nagel Jolene Nagel Jolene Nagel Nila Toribio-Straka Nila Toribio-Straka Nila Toribio-Straka Nila Toribio-Straka Nila Toribio-Straka Steve Henry Steve Henry Kin W. Ng Kin W. Ng Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure Joe McClure




Lynnette Moster

Jake Lawrence

Ben Glon

Assistant Coach / Second Season

Assistant Coach / Second Season

Volunteer Assistant Coach / First Season

Lynnette Moster enters her second season as

Jake Lawrence enters his second season as an assistant coach with Georgetown Volleyball. With the Hoyas, Lawrence’s primary duties are recruiting, scouting of opponents, organizing the team’s offense and blocking and training the team’s middle hitters. Prior to Georgetown, Lawrence served for two years as an assistant coach under Sherry Dunbar (2006) and Jason Kepner (2007) at College of Charleston. While there, Lawrence helped guide the Cougars to back-to-back Southern Conference titles, as they twice advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars’ experienced great individual success during Lawrence’s stay, as they had seven players named to the All-Southern Conference team and the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year between 2006 and 2007. Lawrence, a Pittsburgh, Pa., native, served as an undergraduate assistant coach at Xavier University, helping guide the Musketeers to a 2004 Atlantic 10 Championship. He also served as the head coach for Team Z Volleyball Club, an elite Junior Olympics team in Cincinnati, Ohio. As an outside hitter with Renaissance Volleyball Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., Lawrence was an All-America nominee in 2000 and 2001 on a team that made four consecutive national championships, between 1999-2002. Lawrence graduated from Xavier University with a bachelor of arts in political science in 2006.

Ben Glon enters his first year on the Georgetown volleyball coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach. Glon has nine years of club coaching experience at both the junior and adult level through USA Volleyball. As a juniors coach, he has spent the last three seasons with Virginia Elite Volleyball Club in Reston, Va., guiding two teams to the Chesapeake Regional Championship and qualifying for USA Volleyball Nationals in 2007 and 2008. Prior to moving to Virginia, Ben was an active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force and participated in the All-Air Force Sports Program. In 2004 he was selected as a member of the All-Air Force Men’s Volleyball Team and participated in the Armed Forces Championships in Tacoma, Wash., as the starting libero. He played his collegiate volleyball at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., and led his team to a No. 25 national ranking in 1999. Ben graduated from the US Air Force Academy in 1999 with a bachelor’s of science in chemistry and earned a master’s of business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005.

an assistant coach with Georgetown volleyball. With the Hoyas, Moster’s primary duties are training the team’s outside hitters and defensive specialists. She also assists in all areas of program development, including recruiting, team travel and equipment. Prior to Georgetown, Moster spent one year as an assistant coach to Kelly Sheffield at University at Albany. At Albany, the Great Danes finished 24-10 and became just the third women’s volleyball team in school history to reach the NCAA Tournament and the third sport to advance past the first round of play. Albany finished its season with a loss to the National Champions, Penn State. Moster, an outside hitter at Georgia Tech from 200104, was a three-time AVCA All-American and the first three-time AVCA All-American in ACC history. Moster was named the 2004 ACC Player of the Year, was a three-time All-ACC First Team honoree and All-ACC Second Team during her freshman year. She was selected as Georgia Tech’s Female Student-Athlete of the Year in 2002-03 and was named MVP of the 2002 ACC Tournament. Moster is the Yellow Jackets’ all-time leader in kills and is ranked among the school’s top five in career digs, aces and hitting percentage. Moster was a member of the U.S. National Team, training under Head Coach Jenny Lang Ping as an outside hitter and libero. Moster also played professionally in Puerto Rico as an outside hitter with Gigantes de Carolina, where she was selected to the league’s all-star team. Moster, a native of Liberty, Ind., graduated with a bachelor’s degree in management from Georgia Tech in December 2006. She has gained coaching experience on a variety of levels, including elementary, middle and high school, along with several summer camps.

McDonough Arena

McDonough Arena, Georgetown’s home for Hoya Athletics since it opened in 1952, has housed the university’s athletics administration offices, sports medicine and training room facilities, varsity locker rooms and coaches’ offices. Within the footprint of this historic brick and concrete structure, McDonough Arena is home to the women’s basketball and volleyball teams. The men’s basketball team practices and plays a limited number of contests at McDonough. McDonough provides seating for 2,200 fans for basketball, and serves as a frequent campus site for university special events and select community events. In addition, McDonough is a frequent gathering place for alumni, parents and fans to share their common Georgetown spirit prior to and following their favorite Hoya athletic event. The building has played host to one of President Dwight Eisenhower’s inaugural balls, dignitaries of many nations, bishops, academics, many graduations, convocations, as well as concerts by Count Basie, The Who, the Grateful Dead, Steve Miller, Ike and Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Run DMC and G. Love. The arena is named for Rev. Vincent S. McDonough, SJ, moderator of athletics from 1916 to 1928. His portrait adorns the visitors’ lobby where dozens of Georgetown’s national trophies and memorabilia are displayed.



academic resource center Georgetown University is committed to providing academic support for all students and to integrating students with disabilities as fully as possible into all aspects of University life. The Academic Resource Center fulfills this mission by providing: • Assistance in many skills areas necessary for academic achievement through individual consultations, workshops and/or tutoring services. • Accommodations to students with disabilities under the ADA and Section 504. • Facilities and support services to help ensure equal opportunity for students with disabilities. • Academic coaching to empower student-athletes to became student-centered learners and enhance their academic performance. Consistent with the University’s Academic Resource Center and Department of Athletics missions’ commitment to the comprehensive development of the student, the Associate Director strengthens the University’s academic support network by providing academic coaching to empower student-athletes to become student-centered learners and enhance their academic performance.

Shelly Habel

The Associate Director further serves as a liaison to campus wide offices related to student-athlete development. The Associate Director has the responsibility of advising student-athletes and providing the appropriate assistance in prescribing learning strategies that offer academic support to these aforementioned students. Dr. Habel regularly assesses the academic progress of student-athletes to determine individual learning needs, identify learning strategies to provide individualized and holistic support services and program access; and, refer students to appropriate academic support services within the Academic Resource Center and to other University resources. Dr. Habel also monitors student-athlete academic progress in accordance with NCAA and University rules and standards through progress reports, instructor contact and official records to ensure student-athletes are progressing toward degrees. Finally, Dr. Habel assists in the development, implementation and evaluation of student-athlete orientation programs and coaching staff development programs.

Shelly K. Habel is in her fifth year working directly with the Georgetown athletics department as the Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center for Student-Athlete Services. In her role, she assists student-athletes with academic planning, and study skills. She works collaboratively with coaches, sport administrators, faculty and academic deans, as well as other academic offices to develop individual and group academic programming for student-athletes to ensure the academic success of the Hoya student-athletes. Dr. Habel has been a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of sociology at Georgetown University since 2000. She received a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Stockholm University, Sweden in East Asian studies, majoring in Chinese and minoring in economics. She earnd her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, focusing her research on social change and economic development in small, rural and ethnically diverse communities.

Associate Director of the Academic Resource Center for Student-Athlete Services

Location: Leavey 335 Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Purpose: Support all students; integrate students with disabilities into all aspects of University life Telephone: (202) 687-8354 Monthly workshop schedule: General study skills tips:

Mike Hill Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Mike Hill came to the Hoyas Strength & Conditioning program in 2004. He arrived at Georgetown from San Francisco, Calif., where he ran a multi-million dollar weight training facility, while also volunteering for the Oakland Raiders. He received his bachelor of arts from the University of Northern Iowa in health promotion with a minor in coaching. While attending Northern Iowa, Hill worked with the men’s basketball coaching staff as a student manager and practice player. Hill coached two high school basketball teams in Iowa and organized camps for the University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, Denver University and several high schools throughout the state of Iowa. He is a current member of the National Strength & Conditioning Association and his certifications include Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, SAC Speed Agility and Conditioning Level 1 Coach, National Academy of Sports Medicine Personal Trainer, and CPR certified.

Ryan Sakamoto

Alan Alper

Sports Information Assistant / Volleyball Contact

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Ryan Sakamoto is in his second year with the Georgetown University sports information office. He serves as the primary contact for volleyball, field hockey, men’s crew, women’s rowing and softball. The Easton, Pa., native took his current role in the sports information office in December 2007, after spending a year as an account executive with CBS Radio in Baltimore, Md., and as a sports correspondent with the Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Md. Prior to his work with CBS Radio and the NewsPost, Sakamoto spent four years in Minor League Baseball, serving as the Director of Public Relations with the Frederick Keys, class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles from 2004-06. Sakamoto also worked as the Public Relations Assistant and marketing intern for the Bowie Baysox, class-AA affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles from 2003-04. Sakamoto graduated from the University of Maryland - College Park in 2004. He earned his bachelor of arts in communication studies with a concentration in government and politics.

Alan Alper has been a full-time staff member with the Georgetown Sports Medicine Staff since 2005 after serving in various part-time capacities for several years. He works with volleyball, baseball and men’s and women’s golf. Alper is a 1979 graduate of the University of Maryland and a 1985 graduate of the Potomac Massage Training Institute (D.C.). Prior to Georgetown, Alper founded Massage Associates, a massage therapy practice he operated for twenty years. Clients ranged from two sitting U.S. presidents, government officials, professional ballet dancers from the N.Y.C. Ballet Company and the Royal Danish Ballet Company as well as various celebrities such as supermodel Cindy Crawford. An avid baseball fan, Alper has been the athletic trainer for the Bethesda Big Train baseball team for the past five summers. He holds specialties in kinesiotaping as well as the Red Cord Therapy System. Alper is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers’ Association (MAATA). Alper resides in Washington, D.C., with his wife, Marina.



2009 PREVIEW The Georgetown University volleyball team took huge steps under Head Coach Arlisa Williams during the 2008 season, improving by nine victories overall and moving into the middle of the pack in the BIG EAST. But after the loss of its two senior captains from a year ago, the Hoyas were selected to slip back to 11th in the preseason BIG EAST Coaches poll. “Losing both Caitlin Boland and Kit Niesen, who were two four-year starters was tough,” Williams said. “But in their departure we’ve seen several players step up to the plate. I think the biggest thing is Ashley Malone taking control and leading us from that setting position and she really has us covered on the court. Off the court I think Kiersten McKoy and Courtney Cohen, who were voted our captains this year have stepped up. But the most gratifying thing is to see each member of the team hold each other accountable, so now we’re seeing leadership from all areas of our team.”

Outside Hitters

Junior Kortney Robinson, who was second on the 2007 squad with 265 kills, returns to the lineup after a year-long hiatus. At outside hitter she will join sophomore Sara Manley, who had a strong freshman season, finishing second on the team with 226 kills. Junior Samantha Trauth and freshman Paris Coleman will have the opportunity to contribute on the outside for GU. “I’m excited to have the depth there because so many balls in college volleyball go out to the pins. For us, the depth will really help,” Williams said. “Paris brings us some more athleticism. Kortney came back and her game is tight. We just need to keep Samantha healthy because she was

hitting really well at the beginning of preseason. Sara Manley is rock solid as always.”

Middle Blockers

The Hoyas will not have as much depth in the middle but should benefit from strong play from junior Vanessa Dorismond. The Cary, N.C., native ended the 2008 season on a strong note being named to the BIG EAST Honor roll in the final week of the regular season after a 17-kill and four-block performance against Seton Hall. Dorismond will be joined in the middle by a pair of 6-3 freshmen in Lindsay Wise and Annalee Abell. “I think Vanessa Dorismond worked really hard this summer and has been blocking balls really well in the preseason, so I think we can expect big things from her,” Williams said. “Lindsay Wise has been a pleasant surprise. We knew she was going to be good, but we didn’t know she was going to be this good this soon.”

Sara Manley


At setter, the Hoyas will be faced with replacing Boland, who finished her four-year career at Georgetown third all-time in assists. The job will go to Malone, who showed flashes of promise during the 2008 season, including a 34 assist performance in a hard fought 3-2 win over Pittsburgh on Oct. 5. Sophomore Holly Jacobus, a transfer student from Cal-Berkeley will push Malone for playing time. “Ashley has looked really good. She came back in good shape, she worked really hard this summer, she’s putting up a good ball, she’s playing great defense for us, is blocking well and I think Ashley is very capable of running our offense,” Williams said. “Holly Jacobus, who

Ashley Malone and Victoria Rezin

transferred in is a work horse. She’s going to go out and try to out work you every single chance she gets and that’s what you need there.”

Libero/Defensive Specialist

Tory Rezin returns at libero after a strong freshman campaign that saw her lead the club with 331 digs and earn MVP honors in the 2008 Georgetown Classic. Freshman Christina Johnson will add depth after a strong high school career. “Tory had a great spring and we’re looking forward to her continuing that as our libero,” Williams said. “Johnson had great club experience and is coming in working hard and learning how the college game is played and that’s all we can ask from her.”

Right-Side Hitters

Senior captains Courtney Cohen and Kiersten McKoy will bring experience on the right side for the Hoyas. Cohen played in each of GU’s 27 matches finishing third on the team with 39 total blocks and fifth with 140 kills gives the Hoyas size along the front line. McKoy, who saw time at middle blocker a year ago gives the Blue and Gray and athletic dimension on the right side. “Both of them are blocking well, I think Kiersten will be able to terminate for us early, “Williams said. “I think Cohen should be a strong role player for us.”





Hoyas By State

No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15

California (7): Coleman, Hardy, Jacobus, Johnson, Malone, Manley, McKoy Florida (1): Cohen Illinois (2): Rezin, Trauth Kentucky (1): Abell North Carolina (2): Dorismond, Wise Utah (1): Robinson

Hoyas by Class

Seniors (3): Cohen, Hardy, McKoy Juniors (3): Dorismond, Robinson, Trauth Sophomores (4): Jacobus, Malone, Manley, Rezin Freshmen (4): Abell, Coleman, Johnson, Wise

Hoyas by Position

Libero/Defensive Specialists (2): Johnson, Rezin Middle Blockers (3): Abell, Dorismond, Wise Outside Hitters (5): Coleman, Hardy, Manley, Robinson, Trauth Right-Side Hitters (3): Abell, Cohen, McKoy Setters (2): Jacobus, Malone

Pronunciation Guide Annalee Abell - Able Arlisa Williams - are-lees-ah Holly Jacobus - Jah-CO-bus Kiersten McKoy - keer-stin Vanessa Dorismond - doors-mond Victoria Rezin - RES-in

Name Pos. Paris Coleman OH Kortney Robinson OH Ashley Malone S Victoria Rezin L Christina Johnson DS Holly Jacobus S Jessica Hardy OH Samantha Trauth OH Courtney Cohen RS Kiersten McKoy RS Vanessa Dorismond MB Lindsay Wise MB Sara Manley OH Annalee Abell MB/RS

Head Coach: Assistant Coaches: Volunteer Assistant:

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

Ht. 5-6 6-0 5-11 5-7 5-8 5-7 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-11 6-3

Hometown/High School/Previous School Inglewood, Calif./Brentwood School Pleasant Grove, Utah/Pleasant Grove San Jose, Calif./St. Francis Morris, Ill./Morris Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay Galt, Calif./Stanford University HS/Cal-Berkeley Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa Naperville, Ill./Naperville North Clearwater, Fla./Berkeley Prep Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter Dove Canyon, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay

Arlisa Williams (Wisconsin ’93), fourth year Lynnette Moster (Georgia Tech ’06), second year; Jake Lawrence (Xavier ’06), second year Ben Glon (US Air Force Academy’99), first year

ALPHABETICAL No. 15 10 1 12 7 6 5 3 14 11 4 2 8 13

Name Pos. Annalee Abell MB/RS Courtney Cohen RS Paris Coleman OH Vanessa Dorismond MB Jessica Hardy OH Holly Jacobus S Christina Johnson DS Ashley Malone S Sara Manley OH Kiersten McKoy RS Victoria Rezin L Kortney Robinson OH Samantha Trauth OH Lindsay Wise MB

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

Ht. 6-3 6-3 5-6 6-0 6-1 5-7 5-8 5-11 5-11 6-0 5-7 6-0 5-11 6-3

Hometown/High School/Previous School Lexington, Ky./Henry Clay Clearwater, Fla./Berkeley Prep Inglewood, Calif./Brentwood School Cary, N.C./Cardinal Gibbons Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa Galt, Calif./Stanford University HS/Cal-Berkeley Granite Bay, Calif./Granite Bay San Jose, Calif./St. Francis Dove Canyon, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd Morris, Ill./Morris Pleasant Grove, Utah/Pleasant Grove Naperville, Ill./Naperville North Raleigh, N.C./Raleigh Charter



2009 PLAYERS Courtney Cohen Senior / 6-3 / Middle Blocker Tampa, Fla. / Berkeley Prep


2008 - Played in 88 games … Finished third on the squad with 39 total blocks and fifth with 140 kills … Tallied nine kills in the Hoyas season-opener at George Mason on Aug. 29 … Had a season-high seven total blocks and six kills at Northwestern on Sept. 19 … Tied a season-high with nine kills against Howard on Sept. 22 … Recorded three kills and six total blocks at West Virginia on Oct. 3 … Named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. 2007 - Played in 89 games … Finished fourth on the squad with 57 total blocks … Had seven kills and four digs in a 3-0 loss to Cincinnati on Sept. 21 … Recorded a season-high nine kills along with four blocks during a 3-1 loss to Seton Hall on Oct. 27 … Registered six blocks in a 3-2 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Nov. 24. 2006 - Played in 34 games for the Blue & Gray … Tallied a career-high 10 kills on Oct. 10 against UMBC … Maintained a .462 hitting percentage against American when she recorded seven kills … Chipped in five assisted blocks on Sept. 22 against BIG EAST Conference opponent Seton Hall … Tied for fifth on the team with 10 assisted blocks in league action. Prior to Georgetown - Four-year letterwinner at Berkeley Prep ... Part of state championship team (2003) ... 2005 senior tri-captain ... 2005 state champion runner-up ... Part of USA Team Florida squad that finished third ... 2003 All-County Honorable Mention ... 2004 Junior Olympics gold medalist ... Earned Berkeley Prep’s Team Coaches Award ... Member of the National Honor Society and the English Honor Society ... Editor of school newspaper, The Berkeley Fanfare. Cohen’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA 2006 19 34 37 22 113 2007 31 89 112 90 368 2008 27 88 140 90 414 Totals 77 211 289 202 895

Pct. A Ace Digs BS BA .133 3 0 14 0 17 .060 24 8 54 7 50 .121 10 0 45 6 33 .097 37 8 113 13 100

Jessica Hardy Senior / 6-1 / Outside Hitter Manhattan Beach, Calif. / Mira Costa


2008 - Played in 90 games … Recorded a team-leading 254 kills and 224 digs, the second-highest total on the team … Led the squad with six double-doubles … Opened the season with 10 kills and 11 digs at George Mason on Aug. 29 … Posted a seasonhigh 18 kills with 11 digs against Missouri State on Sept. 6 … Had 16 kills and a season-high 21 digs in a 3-2 victory over Seton Hall on Nov. 16 … Named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. 2007 - Played in 108 games … Recorded 253 kills, the third-highest total on the squad … Ranked second on the team with 276 digs … Registered 15 kills in a 3-0 victory over Howard on Sept. 4 … Had 27 kills and maintained a .467 hitting percentage in a 3-1 victory over Morgan State on Sept. 11 … Named to the Wingate Inn All-Tournament Team after tallying 19 kills and 18 digs against Mercer and 13 kills and 12 digs against Winthrop on Sept. 15 … Named to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll for her efforts during the week of Sept. 10-16. 2006 - Saw action in 76 games as a freshman … Ranked second on the squad with 272 digs, leading the team with 3.58 digs per game … Fourth on the squad with 18 service aces … Recorded a career-high 21 digs against Wright State on Sept. 2 … Maintained a .333 hitting percentage on Sept. 2 against East Carolina when she tallied 17 kills and seven digs … Ranked third on the squad with eight service aces in BIG EAST Conference action. Prior to Georgetown - Helped lead Mira Costa to two state championships (2004, 2005) ... Named to 2004 All-State Team ... 2004 Reno Champions ... CIF Champions in 2003 and 2004 ... Selected to All-CIF and All-Area teams in 2004 ... Team earned first place at Las Vegas Tournament ... Named to Durango All-Tournament team ... Mira Costa Athlete of the Month (November 2004) ... All-Bay League Team (2004) ... Beach Volleyball Junior Olympic gold medal champion in 2005 ... Earned Academic Excellence, Commendable Delegate and Research Awards. Hardy’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. 2006 26 76 78 48 218 .138 2007 31 108 253 134 784 .152 2008 27 90 254 125 768 .168 Totals 84 274 585 307 1770 .157



A 15 30 16 61

Ace Digs BS BA 18 272 0 6 11 276 3 22 26 224 2 19 55 772 5 47

2009 PLAYERS Kiersten McKoy Senior / 6-0 / Right Side Hitter/Middle Blocker Oakland, Calif. / Bishop O’Dowd


2008 - Played in 38 games … Recorded nine kills in a 3-0 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sept. 12 … Tallied nine kills, four digs and two blocks in a 3-0 victory over Howard on Sept. 22 … Had a season-high three block assists in a 3-0 win over DePaul on Sept. 26 … Matched her season-high of three block assists in a 3-1 victory over West Virginia on Oct. 3. 2007 - Played in 93 games finishing fifth on the team with 115 kills … Had a season-high 13 kills in the Hoyas’ 3-1 victory over Mercer on Sept. 15 … Recorded 10 kills and six blocks in the 3-2 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Nov. 24. 2006 - Saw action in 53 games maintaining a .225 hitting percentage, third best on the team … Ranked fourth on the team with 39 total blocks … Held a .500 hitting percentage on Oct. 29 at BIG EAST Conference opponent Connecticut when she tallied six kills … Recorded a career-high 14 kills on Oct. 1 against Syracuse while pitching in five blocks … Led the team with a .270 hitting percentage in league action and was second on the squad with 33 total blocks against BIG EAST opponents. Prior to Georgetown - Helped lead Bishop O’Dowd to two-straight HAAL League Championships in 2004 and 2005 ... Team was a two-time NCS runner-up ... 2005 appearance in the state semifinal ... Played for City Beach Volleyball after seasons with Golden Bear, Vision and ILVB Club teams. McKoy’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA 2006 22 53 66 25 182 2007 30 93 115 56 355 2008 19 38 47 18 128 Totals 71 184 228 99 665

Pct. A Ace Digs BS BA .225 3 7 30 7 32 .166 12 20 49 10 52 .227 2 7 15 1 13 .194 17 34 94 18 97

Vanessa Dorismond Junior / 6-0 / Middle Blocker Cary, N.C. / Cardinal Gibbons


2008 - Played in 77 games, finishing second on the squad with 49 total blocks and a .275 hitting efficiency and third with 172 kills … Had six kills and led the team with a .857 hitting efficiency in a 3-0 win at George Mason on Aug. 29 … Had 12 kills and a .550 hitting efficiency in a 3-0 win over George Washington on Aug. 30 … Finished with 13 kills and a .765 hitting efficiency in a 3-0 win over Brown on Sept. 13 … Recorded 10 kills and eight blocks in a 3-2 loss to Northwestern on Sept. 19 … Had 17 kills, six digs and four blocks in a 3-2 win over Seton Hall on Nov. 16 … Named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll on Nov. 18 … Named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. 2007 - Played in 59 games as a freshman … Had 15 kills and a team-high .636 attack percentage in the Hoyas 3-1 victory over Iona on Sept. 8 … Recorded 13 kills and 10 blocks in a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Oct. 12 … Posted a career-high 12 digs in a 3-2 loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Oct. 16. Prior to Georgetown - A two-sport athlete at Cardinal Gibbons in volleyball and softball … Captained her volleyball team her senior year … Named an AllConference Player in 2006 when her team won the NCHSAA (North Carolina High School Athletic Association) 2AA Mid-State Conference Championship and the NCHSAA 2AA State Championship … Recipient of the 2006 Crusader Award and tabbed a 2006 Carolina Region All-Region Player … Her team won the NCHSAA 2AA State and Mid-State Conference Championship in 2005 … Tabbed a 2004 All-Conference Memorable Mention … Recipient of the 2004 Scholar-Athlete/Sports Award for her efforts with Cardinal Gibbons softball … Played club volleyball since 2004, most recently with the Triangle Volleyball Club team … Member of the National Honor Society … AB Honor Roll … Member of the French Club, Lancer Club and Art Club. Dorismond’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. 2007 24 59 89 41 199 .241 2008 25 77 172 73 360 .275 Totals 49 136 261 114 559 .263

A Ace Digs BS BA 5 9 39 4 42 2 0 16 12 37 7 9 55 16 79



2009 PLAYERS Kortney Robinson Junior / 6-0 / Outside Hitter Pleasant Grove, Utah / Pleasant Grove


2008 - Did not play. 2007 - Played in 109 games … Ranked second on the squad with 265 kills … Led the squad with 277 digs and third on the team with 58 total blocks … Totaled a career-high 17 kills and a .469 hitting percentage in the Hoyas 3-1 victory over Mercer on Sept. 15 … Tallied nine kills with no errors in the 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Oct. 12 … Had 14 kills and 19 digs in the 3-2 season-finale loss to Virginia Commonwealth on Nov. 24. 2006 - Participated in 70 games as a freshman … Ranked sixth on the squad with 24 total blocks … Tallied a career-high 15 kills on Aug. 26 against George Mason and chipped in seven digs while maintaining a .270 hitting percentage … Averaged 1.13 digs per game against BIG EAST Conference opponents … Recorded 16 service aces, 12 during league action … Recorded her first career doubledouble on Sept. 22 against Seton Hall with 13 kills and 12 digs. Prior to Georgetown - Garnered First Team All-State accolades by Desert News in 2004 and 2005 ... Salt Lake Tribune All-State honors ... Helped lead Pleasant Grove to National Qualifier (2001, 2002, 2005) Cross Roads (2005) and Regional Championships (2003, 2004 and 2005), including a 34-1 record (10-0 Region) as a senior ... Ranked third in the state with 89 service aces in 2005 ... Las Vegas Invitational All-Tournament Team (2005) ... 2003 IVA All-Regional Player ... Played for High Country Volleyball Club (2001-06) as well as Club Utah (2006) ... Regional tennis finalist and state semifinalist in 2002 ... 2004 regional tennis champion ... Honor Roll ... High Honor Roll ... All-Region Academic Volleyball accolades (2002, 2003, 2004, 2005) ... All-Region Academic Tennis honors (2002, 2004, 2005) ... Vice President of KPOR (high school radio station). Robinson’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A Ace Digs BS BA 2006 26 70 116 71 407 .111 8 16 70 0 24 2007 31 109 265 155 893 .123 42 27 277 5 53 2008 did not play Totals 57 179 381 226 1300 .119 50 43 347 5 77

Samantha Trauth Sophomore / 6-0 / Outside Hitter Naperville, Ill. / Naperville North


2008 - Played in 48 games in her first season at Georgetown … Had seven digs in the opening 3-0 victory at George Mason on Aug. 29 … Recorded a double-double with 10 kills and 10 digs, both season-highs in a 3-2 win at Pittsburgh on Oct. 5. 2007 (at Colgate) - Played in 77 games during her freshman season … Recorded 21 kills and 122 digs during the season … Recorded a career-high 12 digs against Binghamton on Oct. 2. High School - A one-year letterwinner for Naperville North of the DuPage Valley Conference … She helped lead the Huskies to the IHSA Regional Championship as a senior … Earned special mention All-Conference honors in 2006 … Named to the DuPage Valley Conference All-Academic team for 2006-07 … Played her club volleyball for Sports Performance …Voted the Hardest Worker on the U-18 Red Team for Sports Performance. Trauth’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A Ace Digs BS BA 2008 19 48 12 15 90 -.033 4 0 59 0 2

Holly Jacobus Sophomore / 5-7 / Setter Galt, Calif. / Stanford University HS/Lodi / Cal-Berkeley

6 16

2007 (at Cal-Berkeley) - Did not play. High School - Had dual enrollment at Stanford University High School and Lodi High School where she was a three-year letterwinner ... A three-time all league selection … As a freshman, led Lodi to section semifinals. Named All district most valuable setter in 2006 … Led Lodi to a San Joaquin County League Championship in 2006 … Played her club volleyball for Delta Valley Volleyball Club … Led team as captain and starting setter to the open division of the Junior Olympics in six consecutive years … Named First Team Academic All-American in 2006-07…Named to the National Society of High School Scholars.


2009 PLAYERS Ashley Malone Sophomore / 6-0 / Setter San Jose, Calif. / St. Francis


2008 - Played in 71 games during her freshman season … Finished second on the team with 122 assists and fifth with 117 digs … Had nine digs in her second collegiate match, a 3-0 win at George Washington on Aug. 30 … Had five service aces and seven digs in a 3-0 win over Morgan State on Sept. 13 … Had one kill five aces and 10 digs in a 3-1 victory at West Virginia on Oct. 3 … Had a season-high 34 assists in a 3-2 victory over Pittsburgh on Oct. 5. Prior to Georgetown - A two-year letterwinner for St. Francis High School in Mountaintop, Calif. … She helped lead St. Francis to the 2006 California State Championship game … A member of the USA High Performance A2 team in 2004 and 2005 … Recognized as one of’s Senior Aces in the class of 2008 … Coached by two-time Olympian Kim Oden. Malone’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A Ace Digs BS BA 2008 25 71 4 2 23 .087 122 23 117 0 2

Sara Manley Sophomore / 6-0 / Outside Hitter Dove Canyon, Calif. / Santa Margarita Catholic


2008 - Played in 87 games during her freshman season … Finished second on the squad with 226 kills and a 2.60 kill per set average … Reached double digits in kills seven times … Tallied season highs with 14 kills and 11 digs in a 3-0 win over George Washington on Aug. 30 … Matched 14 kills three more times against Missouri State on Sept. 6, St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sept. 12 and Howard on Sept. 22 … Had nine kills, a season-high five service aces and tied her mark with 11 digs at Pittsburgh on 11 digs … Named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star. Prior to Georgetown - A four-year letterwinner for Santa Margarita Catholic High School … She helped lead Santa Margarita to a 2006 Trinity League Championship … Her team won the 2006 Nike Challenge Tournament in Chicago … She was named First Team All-League and All-CIF … Named to the A2 USA Team in 2006 … Traveled to Italy and Croatia with SCVA High Performance team in the summer of 2007 … Named among the top recruits in the nation by Manley’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. 2008 27 87 226 128 650 .151

A Ace Digs BS BA 8 27 118 0 24

Victoria Rezin Sophomore / 6-0 / Libero Morris, Ill. / Morris


2008 - Played in 90 games during her freshman season … Had three aces and 18 digs in her collegiate debut, a 3-0 win over George Mason on Aug. 29 … Was selected Most Valuable Player of the Georgetown Classic after compiling 42 digs over three matches helping aid the Hoya hitters to a .371 hitting percentage … Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on Sept. 16 … Had 25 digs at Northwestern on Sept. 19 … Had two service aces and a season-high 27 digs in a 3-2 win over Seton Hall on Nov. 16. Prior to Georgetown - A three-year letterwinner for Morris High School in Morris, Ill. … Played her club volleyball for Sports Performance … Helped lead Sports Performance to a 2007 18 - Elite National Championship … She was named an AAU All-American for her play during the 2008 season … Named an All-Area Co-MVP by the Morris Daily Herald in 2008 … Named among the Top Defensive Dandies by … A member of the National Honor Society. Rezin’s Career Statistics Year MP GP K E TA Pct. A Ace Digs BS BA 2008 27 90 5 0 19 .263 62 17 331 0 0



2009 PLAYERS Annalee Abell Freshman / 6-3 / Middle Blocker Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay


Prior to Georgetown - A three-year letterwinner and two-time Kentucky Volleyball Coaches Association Region Player of the Year … Selected as a two-time KVCA All-State player, earning first team honors during her junior season … Played club volleyball for Asics Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) … In 2008 her 17 Red team was the 17 Open AAU National Volleyball Championship runner-up … Also a three-year letterwinner in basketball and a member of the National Honor Society.

Paris Coleman Freshman / 5-6 / Outside Hitter Inglewood, Calif. / Brentwood School


Prior to Georgetown - A four-year letterwinner in volleyball from Brentwood Academy where she served as team captain during her senior year ... Earned First Team All-League and First Team AllCalifornia Interscholastic Federation honors in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Named the CIF and league player of the year in 2008 ... Also lettered in track & field where she competed in the triple jump, long jump and high jump.

Christina Johnson Freshman / 5-8 / Defensive Specialist Granite Bay, Calif. / Granite Bay


Prior to Georgetown - A three-year letterwinner in volleyball from Granite Bay High School where she served as team captain during her senior season … A three-time First Team All-League selection … Named team’s defensive most valuable player as a junior … Selected to the 2004 NorCal High Performance team … Played her club volleyball for Force Volleyball Club and helped the team to a No. 1 ranking in NorCal in 2007 … Double Gold Scholar and California Scholarship Federation member.

Lindsay Wise Freshman / 6-3 / Middle Blocker Raleigh, N.C. / Raleigh Charter



Prior to Georgetown - A four-year letterwinner in volleyball, serving as team captain during her senior year … Selected two-time all-conference after helping lead Raleigh Charter to the regional finals in consecutive years … Played her club volleyball for NC Elite … Invited to play with the 2009 Junior National A2 team … Also earned a varsity letter in swimming and is a member of the National Honor Society.



The rebuilding process undertaken by thirdyear head coach Arlisa Williams was evident on the floor for the 2008 Georgetown University volleyball team, as the Hoyas finished 14-13 overall and 7-7 in BIG EAST play. GU improved by nine games overall and six games in conference play for the first season above .500 since 2004. Leading the turnaround were captains and four-year senior starters Caitlin Boland and Katherine Niesen. Boland, who rebounded from injury in 2007, directed the Hoyas offense with 783 assists. Her 2,997 careers assists leaves her third in Georgetown history behind Jennifer Ward (3,585) and Amy Meier (3,469). Niesen provided the Hoyas with a strong presence in the middle, leading the team with 73 total blocks and finishing third with 201 kills. The Hoyas also earned strong play from junior outside hitter Jessica Hardy, who led the squad with 254 kills and proved to be among the team’s best passers. Junior Courtney Cohen finished with 140 kills and 39 blocks and sophomore Vanessa Dorismond, who dominated at times in the middle finished the season with 172 kills and 49 total blocks. Dorismond was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll in the final week of the season after strong performances against Villanova and Seton Hall. GU also received strong play from its highly touted freshman class. Victoria Rezin served as the team’s libero from game one, leading the squad with 331 digs. Rezin was named the Most Valuable Player at the Georgetown Classic and earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on

Sept. 16, the first GU freshman to earn the honor since Sara Albert in 2001. Sara Manley led the team with 27 service aces and was among the BIG EAST leaders in the category, while finishing second on the team with 254 kills. Ashley Malone finished third on the team with 23 service aces and second with 122 assists. Georgetown opened its season with a win for the first time since 2005, defeating George Mason, 3-0 before finishing its opening weekend at the D.C. Challenge, 2-1. The next weekend, the Hoyas would take out Davidson, 3-0, before falling to North Carolina and Missouri State at the Carolina Classic. Niesen would earn All-Tournament Team honors after hitting .833 against Davidson and leading the team with 12 kills against Missouri State. Williams would lead the Blue & Gray to wins over St. Francis (N.Y.), Morgan State and Brown in the Georgetown Classic establishing a strong home court advantage that helped carry the Hoyas to a 9-2 record at McDonough Arena throughout the season. The road proved less friendly, as Georgetown would drop its next three matches at the Northwestern Invitational. After holding a 2-1 set advantage against host Northwestern, the Wildcats rallied back to win the final two sets and the match. GU would not win another set the rest of the tournament falling to No. 4 UCLA, despite pushing them in the first set and falling to Virginia, 3-0. After a 3-0 win over Howard at home, the Hoyas opened BIG EAST play against DePaul.

Manley played strong in her first conference match, leading the team with 13 kills on its way to a 3-0 win. The Hoyas would drop their next match to Notre Dame, one of just two home losses they would suffer all season. Georgetown would go on the road the following weekend, first to Morgantown, W.Va., where they pulled off their first victory over West Virginia since 2003. It was also the first time the Hoyas won a match that lasted longer than three sets. They would be pushed again against Pittsburgh, but were able to hold off the Panthers in five sets, winning 3-2. Dorismond had 13 kills and hit .417 in the victory. The Hoyas would drop their homecoming match to Syracuse, 3-1, but followed up with a big 3-0 victory over Marquette. Cohen would lead the Hoyas with seven kills and three blocks in the win. GU would fall to South Florida before getting back on track with a home win against Rutgers, but their four-game road stretch with Louisville, Cincinnati, Connecticut and St. John’s proved a struggle. The Hoyas dropped each of the four, falling under .500 in the BIG EAST for the first time. Hardy had double-doubles in each of the Hoyas final two matches and Dorismond dominated in the middle to help close the season with back-to-back home conference victories against Villanova and Seton Hall to finish 7-7 in the conference, but lost a tiebreaker to just miss a berth in the BIG EAST Tournament.



2008 Statistics & results STATISTICS

Overall: 14-13 Conf: 7-7 Home: 9-2 Away:4-7 Neutral: 1-4



No. Name


15 12 11 3 7 14 16 4 1 9 8

87 201 2.31 77 172 2.23 38 47 1.24 76 8 0.11 90 264 2.93 87 226 2.60 88 140 1.59 90 1 0.01 44 0 0.00 86 16 0.19 43 2 0.05 90 1081 12.01 90 1018 11.31

NIESEN, Katherine DORISMOND, Vanessa MCKOY, Kiersten MALONE, Ashley HARDY, Jessica MANLEY, Sara COHEN, Courtney REZIN, Victoria ANNONI, Paola BOLAND, Caitlin TRAUTH, Samantha Total Opponents









4 15 3 12 7 16 11 14 8 1 9

48 48 44 42 48 46 19 45 24 20 47 48 48



1 0.02 105 2.19 8 0.18 95 2.26 135 2.81 64 1.39 16 0.84 100 2.22 1 0.04 0 0.00 6 0.13 535 11.15 568 11.83







0 4 .250 43 261 .238 1 30 .233 50 213 .211 69 415 .159 39 186 .134 10 61 .098 82 340 .053 1 18 .000 0 0 .000 11 40 -.125 307 1575 .145 253 1475 .214



A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S BE BHE Points

71 457 .284 5 0.06 18 26 73 360 .275 2 0.03 0 0 18 128 .227 2 0.05 7 5 2 32 .188 156 2.05 25 33 131 806 .165 11 0.12 26 30 128 650 .151 8 0.09 27 46 90 414 .121 10 0.11 0 7 0 10 .100 34 0.38 15 24 0 2 .000 1 0.02 0 4 23 88 -.080 783 9.10 15 20 9 52 -.135 3 0.07 0 6 546 3006 .178 1015 11.28 133 201 466 2829 .195 930 10.33 108 178


No. Name

REZIN, Victoria NIESEN, Katherine MALONE, Ashley DORISMOND, Vanessa HARDY, Jessica COHEN, Courtney MCKOY, Kiersten MANLEY, Sara TRAUTH, Samantha ANNONI, Paola BOLAND, Caitlin Total Opponents


0.21 0.00 0.18 0.33 0.29 0.31 0.00 0.17 0.00 0.17 0.00 1.48 1.20

0 36 0.41 1 16 0.21 2 15 0.39 1 124 1.63 26 222 2.47 20 118 1.36 0 45 0.51 24 336 3.73 7 35 0.80 0 191 2.22 13 49 1.14 108 1189 13.21 133 1166 12.96



25 48 73 0.84 12 37 49 0.64 1 13 14 0.37 0 2 2 0.03 2 21 23 0.26 0 24 24 0.28 6 33 39 0.44 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 8 13 21 0.24 0 0 0 0.00 54 192 150.0 1.67 72 329 236.5 2.63

7 5 4 1 4 5 6 0 0 3 0 35 39

1 1 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 9 0 18 32

268.0 202.5 61.5 34.0 302.5 265.0 162.5 16.0 0.0 45.5 2.0 1364.0 1362.5


A/S SA SE SA/S RE DIG Dig/S BS BA Total Blk/S BE BHE Points

19 0.40 2 0.04 116 2.64 1 0.02 4 0.08 6 0.13 2 0.11 7 0.16 1 0.04 0 0.00 348 7.40 506 10.54 526 10.96

7 11 13 0 12 0 3 12 0 0 6 64 57

15 14 19 0 15 3 2 24 1 1 7 101 101

0.15 0.23 0.30 0.00 0.25 0.00 0.16 0.27 0.00 0.00 0.13 1.33 1.19

13 0 1 0 12 0 1 9 11 2 0 57 64

170 22 64 11 107 19 5 48 29 8 92 577 629

3.54 0.46 1.45 0.26 2.23 0.41 0.26 1.07 1.21 0.40 1.96 12.02 13.10

0 0 0 0.00 19 25 44 0.92 0 2 2 0.05 7 16 23 0.55 2 8 10 0.21 4 16 20 0.43 0 9 9 0.47 0 12 12 0.27 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 5 5 10 0.21 37 94 84.0 1.75 42 182 133.0 2.77

0 3 1 4 3 4 1 4 0 0 1 21 19

2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 10 15

8.0 147.5 22.0 110.0 153.0 76.0 23.5 118.0 1.0 0.0 19.5 683.0 758.0

RESULTS Date Opponent Aug. 29, 2008 at George Mason Aug. 30, 2008 vs. American Aug. 30, 2008 at George Washington Sept. 05, 2008 vs. Davidson Sept. 06, 2008 vs. Missouri State Sept. 06, 2008 at North Carolina Sept. 12, 2008 St. Francis Sept. 13, 2008 Morgan State Sept. 13, 2008 Brown Sept. 19, 2008 at Northwestern Sept. 19, 2008 vs. No. 4 UCLA Sept. 20, 2008 vs. Virginia Sept. 22, 2008 Howard Sept. 26, 2008 DePaul * Sept. 28, 2008 Notre Dame * Oct. 3, 2008 at West Virginia * Oct. 5, 2008 at Pittsburgh * Oct. 10, 2008 Syracuse * Oct. 11, 2008 Marquette * Oct. 18, 2008 at South Florida * Oct. 26, 2008 Rutgers * Oct. 31, 2008 at Louisville * Nov. 2, 2008 at Cincinnati * Nov. 9, 2008 at St. John’s * Nov. 14, 2008 Villanova * Nov. 16, 2008 Seton Hall * Nov. 18, 2008 at Connecticut * * BIG EAST Conference match



Score W, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-1 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-2 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 L, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 3-0

Match Results Overall 25-22,25-17,25-23 1-0 22-25,20-25,23-25 1-1 25-7,25-15,29-27 2-1 25-20,25-17,25-14 3-1 30-28,18-25,21-25,18-25 3-2 16-25,16-25,16-25 3-3 25-10,25-11,25-11 4-3 25-7,25-10,25-8 5-3 25-23,25-22,25-19 6-3 25-18,22-25,25-22,22-25,12-15 6-4 25-27,16-25,12-25 6-5 17-25,17-25,25-27 6-6 25-23,27-25,25-20 7-6 25-18,26-24,25-17 8-6 20-25,16-25,18-25 8-7 24-26,25-21,25-17,25-23 9-7 14-25,19-25,25-20,25-19,15-12 10-7 15-25,25-23,14-25,17-25 10-8 26-24,25-19,25-23 11-8 15-25,20-25,16-25 11-9 25-21,25-12,25-18 12-9 18-25,18-25,17-25 12-10 19-25,23-25,18-25 12-11 17-25,20-25,13-25 12-12 25-13,25-19,25-21 13-12 29-27,20-25,21-25,25-23,15-11 14-12 13-25,16-25,20-25 14-13

Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 3-2 4-2 4-3 5-3 5-4 5-5 5-6 6-6 7-6 7-7

Time 2:21 1:21 1:13 1:08 1:54 1:12 1:03 0:59 1:22 2:10 1:22 1:25 1:27 1:15 1:16 1:40 1:54 1:35 1:20 1:17 1:11 1:19 1:15 1:21 1:15 2:15 1:08

Attend 276 124 212 612 108 563 111 126 135 219 1218 962 87 103 85 200 187 203 207 396 184 1095 287 321 341 423 257

RECORDS Season & Career Highs Kills Season

Name 1. Simone Kollmann 2. Simone Kollmann 3. Simone Kollmann 4. Catherine Taylor 5. Kiran Gill

Kills 695 590 525 519 510

Year 1990 1991 1989 1988 1998


Name Kills Years 1. Simone Kollmann 2170 1989-92 2. Catherine Taylor 1755 1985-88 3. Kiran Gill 1717 1997-2000 4. Yulia Vtyurina 1536 1998-2001 5. Heidi West 1074 1989-92

Assists Season

Name Assists 1. Tina Schneider 1550 2. Casey Bradley 1308 3. Amy Schweitzer 1242 4. Jennifer Ward 1232 5. Jennifer Ward 1116


Name Assists 1. Jennifer Ward 3585 2. Amy Meier 3469 3. Caitlin Boland 2997 4. Katy Bloodgood 1787 5. Erin Murray 1761

Name Aces 1. Tina Schneider 80 2. Casey Bradley 73 3. Simone Kollmann 68 Casey Bradley 68 5. Simone Kollmann 65



Name Digs 1. Simone Kollmann 472 2. Simone Kollmann 420 3. Casey Bradley 392 4. Michele Docharty 371 5. Kiran Gill 388

Year 1990 1991 1988 1988 1999


Name Digs Year 1. Simone Kollmann 1575 1989-92 2. Michele Docharty 1267 1985-88 3. Kiran Gill 1248 1997-2000 4. Meghan O’Rourke 1195 1993-97 5. Jeane Erlenborne 1006 1988-91

Solo Blocks Year 1988 1989 1999 2000 2001

Years 2000-04 1991-94 2005-08 1994-97 1989-92

Service Aces Season

Single-Match Performances



Name 1. Justine Metz Justine Metz 3. Catherine Taylor 4. Justine Metz 5. Catherine Taylor

BS 92 92 76 70 68

Year 1987 1986 1987 1985 1985

Name BS 1. Justine Metz 254 2. Catherine Taylor 223 3. Jeane Erlenborne 141 4. Danielle Stannard 126 5. Heidi West 116

Years 1984-87 1985-88 1988-91 1993-97 1989-92


Assisted Blocks Year 1988 1988 1989 1989 1990

Name Aces Years 1. Kiran Gill 214 1997-2000 2. Casey Bradley 172 1986-89 3. Simone Kollmann 144 1989-92 4. Heidi West 139 1989-92 5. Catherine Taylor 135 1985-88


Name 1. Lisa McDonald 2. Heidi West 3. Jeane Erlenborne Simone Kollmann Heidi West


Name 1. Heidi West 2. Jeane Erlenborne 3, Sara Albert 4. Lisa McDonald 5. Annie Connor

BA 192 143 119 119 119

BA 440 425 376 306 305

Year 1991 1990 1991 1991 1989

Years 1989-92 1988-91 2001-04 1990-91 2003-06

Kills Name Kills 1. Simone Kollmann 41 2. Vanessa Helin 36 3. Yulia Vtyurina 35 4. Kiran Gill 34 5. Simone Kollmann 32 Simone Kollmann 32

Opponent Virginia, 10/24/90 VCU, 10/23/87 Northern Arizona, 9/3/99 UMBC, 10/22/97 Syracuse, 10/27/90 Ill.-Chicago, 11/4/89

Assists Name Assists 1. Amy Schweitzer 80 2. Taryn Turney 75 3. Stephanie Dersch 73 4. Stephanie Dersch 71 5. Katy Bloodgood 70

Opponent American, 10/13/99 NC State, 8/29/97 Syracuse, 11/16/96 Providence, 11/9/96 Connecticut, 11/18/95

Total Blocks = Block Solos + Block Assists Name Blocks Opponent 1. Heidi West 20 George Washington, 9/27/89 2. Sarah Madden 19 George Mason, 10/24/89 3. Erin Murray 18 George Mason, 10/24/89 Lisa McDonald 18 West Virginia, 9/13/91 5. Erin Murray 17 George Washington, 9/27/89

Digs Name Digs Opponent 1. Lindsay Estes 36 Syracuse, 11/16/96 2. Lindsay Estes 34 Pittsburgh, 11/17/96 3. Michele Docharty 33 George Washington, 10/6/87 4. Vanessa Helin 29 Providence, 11/20/87 5. Simone Kollmann 28 Providence, 9/23/90

Service Aces Name Aces Opponent 1. Julie Bieter 20 Cal State - Fullerton, 9/4/87 2. Simone Kollmann 11 George Mason, 10/24/89 3. Jessica Ackroyd 10 Cal State - Fullerton, 9/4/87 4. Maria Boyrea 8 Cal State - Fullerton, 9/2/87 Jeane Erlenborn 8 Northern Arizona, 9/2/89 Kiran Gill 8 NC State, 8/29/97 Amy Schweitzer 8 George Mason, 10/6/99




Jessica Ackroyd, 1986-89 Erika Adams, 1992 Kim Adams, 1 996-98 Sara Albert, 2001-04 Meg Allison, 1997 Paola Annoni, 2007-08 Sabine Asimus, 1985 Lija Austrins, 1990-93


Rachel Barton, 2003-06 Regine Beauboeuf, 1987-88 Julie Beiter, 1985-1988 Krista Blomquist, 1983 Katy Bloodgood, 1994-96 Beth Boehm, 1976 Caitlin Boland, 2005-08 Maria Boyreau, 1986-87 Casey Bradley, 1986-89 Mimi Bradley, 1977 Camille Broderick, 1971-75 Irene Brodetski, 1993 Betsy Brown, 2004 Mildred Brown, 1971-75 Indra Budoo, 1971-75 Lara Bursch, 2001 Jessica Buffum, 2005-06

C Amy Callow, 1986-89

Patty Carroll, 2004 Haydee Celaya, 1976-79 Courtney Cohen, 2006-pres. Cathleen Connolly, 1977-80 Annie Connor, 2003-06 Lauren Cottles, 1982-83 Darrel Cox, 1978-81 Marie Crew, 1977-80

D Elisa Davidson, 1996-99

Mercedes Esposito, 1981-82 Lindsay Estes, 1994-96 Teresa Evanko, 1978

Wendy Learmont, 1985-86 Robin Lemon, 1980 Lori Loureiro, 1991-94

F Sara Fairborn, 1995-98

M Sara Madden, 1989-92

Amy Fergus, 1992 Maureen Fergus, 1984-86 Kate Fisher, 2004-06 Gina Fortunato, 1982-84 Jennifer Fountain, 2003

Cassandra “CC” Furey, 1991-93

G Jessica George, 2003-06 Nicole Gigger, 1979-82 Kirin Gill, 1997-2000 Julie Grauert, 2001-02 Denise Greves, 1980-83 Christine Gunter, 1977

H Sarah Hamilton, 1999

Aimee Hanson, 1994-96 Sheryl Hardek, 1985-87 Jessica Hardy, 2006-pres. Laura Hart, 2000-03 Molly Healy, 2000-04 Vanessa Helin, 1986-88 Adeline Horner, 1981 Megan Hull, 1993

J Kathy Joy, 1992-95 K Basak Karamehmet, 2003

Mary Karn, 1977-78 Allison Kern, 2007 Zahra Kitson, 1993-96 Anna Kleinsorge, 1999-2002 Simone Kollmann, 1989-92 Maxine Krawcheck, 1984

Jacqueline Maitlan, 1976 Ashley Malone, 2008-pres. Sarah Manley, 2008-pres. Rosanne May, 1976 Bernadette McConnell, 1982-85

Lisa McDonald, 1990-91 Karen McGlothlin, 1981-83 Kiersten McKoy, 2006-pres. Susie McNamara, 1994-96 Leslie Meek, 1984-85 Jean Meinhard, 1980-83 Amy Meier, 1991-94 Tania Mennes, 1986-89 Justine Metz, 1984-87 Meg Mullen, 1998-2001 Molly Murphy, 1978-81 Erin Murray, 1989-92

N Rachel Nelson, 2002-06

Natasha Nguyen, 2002 Katherine Niesen, 2005-08 Katie Nulty, 2004-06

O Karen Olasen, 1978-79

Maidie Oliveau, 1971-75 Meghan O’Rourke, 1993-97

P Leslie Paul, 1971-75

Diane Pickel, 1979-80 Annie Pradella, 1998-99

R Molly Rapp, 1990-93

Helen Randolph, 1975-77 Victoria Rezin, 2008-pres. Kortney Robinson, 2006-07

Jennifer Rose, 1990 Melanie Rossello, 1977 Mary Clare Rudd, 1979-80 Angie Rush, 1990-92 Maria Russo, 1984-85 Mary Jean Ryan, 1976-79

S Barbara Sarozen, 1980

Christine Schneider, 1988 Amy Schweitzer, 1998-00 Kin-Ling Sham, 1999-00 Kim Short, 1989-91 Jill Simpson, 1984-85 Linda Sinila, 1971-75 Susan Slade, 1985-88 Dylan Smith, 1994-95 Katie Solon, 1975-76 Anna Sones, 2000-02 Kathryn Sos, 1982-85 Kristen Stanley, 1978

Vanessa Dorismond and Sara Manley

Stephanie Dersch, 1993-97 Maria DeVita, 1976-78 Michele Docharty, 1985-88 Vanessa Dorismond, 2007-pres. Dana Dumas, 2006-07 Therese Dunn, 1971-75 Mary Dwyer, 2007

E L Jeane Erlenborne, 1988-91 Ashley Lancaster, 2002-06

Danielle Stannard, 1993-97 Kaili Stevens, 1997-2000 Mary Stockdale, 1976

Gretchen Ann Stross, 1988-89

T Katrina Tatum, 1971-75

Cathy Taylor, 1985-88 Samantha Trauth, 2008-pres. Meg Troller, 1997-00 Taryn Turney, 1996-98 Melissa Tytko, 1995-98

U Maggie Uhrich, 1978 V Diane Venkus, 1980

Margaret Vernon, 2001 Maria Vicens, 1978 Yulia Vtyurina, 1998-2001

W Jennifer Ward, 2000-04

Lauren Warner, 1999-2002 Maura Waters, 1977 Mieke Weaver, 1989-92 Christine Werner, 2001 Heidi West, 1989-1992 Kirsten Westenberg, 1983 Melissa White, 1976-77 Page Whitley, 1979-80 Liz Wieser, 1982-85 Darby Woods, 1992

Z Meredith Zatorski, 1980-83 Natalie Zar, 2002 Eve Zyzik, 1993

bold indicates current student-athlete



COMPLIANCE Join the side out Club! The Georgetown Side Out Club is an organization of alumnae, parents and friends of Georgetown Volleyball whose primary purpose is to promote a heightened awareness of and an active interest in the Georgetown University volleyball program. Members have been actively involved in raising funds to supplement the budget and provide opportunities to the volleyball program through annual, current-use donations. In the 2008-09 school year, the Side Out Club raised more than $14,000 from 71 donors — money which helped to pay for equipment, team travel and other necessary items. In addition, members receive newsletters and invitations to various events. The Side Out Club is completely volunteerdriven and needs your help! If you’re interested in helping the volleyball program through the Side Out Club, please contact Hoyas Unlimited at (202) 687-7159 or e-mail

The Athletics Compliance Office coordinates the athletics compliance efforts of Georgetown University and acts as a resource and solution center concerning NCAA regulations and compliance issues. The primary functions of the Athletics Compliance Office are to coordinate, administer, monitor and verify the accurate and timely completion of NCAA-required procedures and to assist in maintaining institutional compliance with all NCAA, Conference and University rules. In addition, the Athletics Compliance Office provides educational programming and interpretive support to ensure that all individuals involved with the athletics program fully understand the University’s compliance expectations. The following general information is provided by the Georgetown University Athletics Compliance Office for supporters and friends of Georgetown Athletics as well as prospective student-athletes who may be recruited by Georgetown University.

Key Definitions Prospective Student-Athlete: A prospective student-athlete (“prospect”) is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade, regardless whether he or she participates in athletics. A prospective student-athlete maintains his or her identity as a prospect, even after he or she signs a National Letter of Intent or financial aid agreement, until he or she attends the first day of classes of a regular term or participates in an official team practice, whichever is earlier. Representative of Athletics Interests: A representative of the institution’s athletics interests (a.k.a. Booster) is an individual who: • has ever made a financial contribution to the athletic department or any organization that promotes Georgetown’s athletics (e.g., HOYAS UNLIMITED). • is a member of an organization that promotes a HOYA athletic team. • has or is involved in promoting Georgetown’s athletics program in any way. • has been otherwise in promoting the institution’s athletics program. • Once an individual is identified as a representative, the person retains that identity forever.

WHO IS PERMITTED TO RECRUIT FOR GEORGETOWN? Only Georgetown University coaches who have successfully completed the NCAA Recruiting Rules Examination on an annual basis may be involved in the recruitment process. Boosters may not make any recruiting contacts. This includes letters, telephone calls or face-to-face contact on or off campus with a prospect or the prospect’s parents. Representatives of Georgetown’s Athletics Interest MAY: • Offer summer employment to prospective student-athletes who have signed a National Letter of Intent and to enrolled student-athletes, after contacting the Athletics Compliance Office. • Support Georgetown’s athletics program by attending HOYA athletics contests and by making financial contributions to Georgetown athletics.

Kiersten McKoy

Representatives of Georgetown’s Athletics Interest MAY NOT: • Be involved in the recruitment of prospective student-athletes in any way. • Provide extra benefits (i.e., discounts, gifts, transportation) to prospective studentathletes, enrolled student-athletes or their parents, legal guardian(s), relatives or friends; and • Provide any financial assistance to prospective student-athletes, enrolled studentathletes or their parents, legal guardian(s), relatives or friends. • For more information, please contact the Georgetown University Athletics Compliance Office at (202) 687-6573 or (202) 687-8262.



BIG EAST CONFERENCE With 30 years under its belt, The BIG EAST Conference continues on a path of success in and out of the athletic arena. The goals have always been the same. The league wants and expects to compete at the highest level and does so with integrity and sportsmanship. The commendable performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are the indicators of the league’s proud tradition of success. The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth, but the 2009-10 academic year will mark the conference’s fifth straight with the same 16-member group, the nation’s largest Division I-A conference. In 2008-09, BIG EAST student-athletes again succeeded on the national stage. The Connecticut women’s basketball team won its sixth national championship by defeating conference foe Louisville in an all-BIG EAST NCAA title game. The Notre Dame women’s soccer team reached the NCAA championship game and the Syracuse field hockey squad advanced to the NCAA Final Four. Three BIG EAST women’s cross country teams finished in the top 10 at the NCAA Championships. West Virginia was fourth followed by Villanova in sixth place and Georgetown in ninth. Individually in women’s sports, Providence’s Danette Doetzel won the 10,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Connecticut’s Maya Moore was the conference’s sixth winner of the Wade Trophy as the top player in women’s basketball. Notre Dame’s Kerri Hanks won the Hermann Trophy, the top award in women’s soccer. On the men’s side, Connecticut and Villanova advanced to the Final Four in basketball. The 2008-09 campaign was arguably the best men’s basketball season in the history of the BIG EAST with the league setting NCAA standards with three No. 1 tournament seeds, four teams in the round of the Elite Eight and five in the Sweet 16. The St. John’s men’s soccer team reached the NCAA College Cup before losing in the national semifinals. BIG EAST football has maintained its high profile and its reputation as a balanced group. Seven of the league’s eight squads were nationally ranked or received votes in the national polls in 2008. Cincinnati was the league champion. The BIG EAST, a charter member of the Bowl Championship Series, has won three of its last four BCS bowl games. West Virginia, Louisville and Connecticut also have won or shared league crowns over the past four seasons. The BIG EAST has continued to produce student-athletes who were at the forefront of athletic and academic achievement. In 2008-09, 19 BIG EAST players were chosen to their respective ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Teams, including eight first-team selections. Nearly 400 student-athletes have earned academic allAmerica honors. The BIG EAST became the nation’s largest Division I-A conference in 2005-06 when five new members began competing. The new schools were: University of Cincinnati, DePaul University, University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida. BIG EAST institutions reside in nine of the nation’s top 34 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Milwaukee and Cincinnati. With its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain almost one fourth of all television


households in the U.S. Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 26 national championships in six different sports and 126 student-athletes have won individual national titles. The BIG EAST has enjoyed tremendous basketball success, especially in this decade. In 2008-09, the BIG EAST produced four of the eight Final Four teams in men’s and women’s basketball. It was only the second time in NCAA history that one conference placed that many Final Four teams in the same season. In 2003-04, Connecticut became the first school in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball titles in the same season. In ’02-03, the BIG EAST became the first conference in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s titles in the same year when the Syracuse men and the Connecticut women captured their respective national championships. In men’s basketball, BIG EAST squads have won three of the last 11 NCAA championships. BIG EAST women’s teams have taken six of the last 10 NCAA titles. Proactive movement has been a signature strategy for the conference that was born in 1979. The BIG EAST continually turns challenges into opportunities to become stronger. In 2009-10, the BIG EAST will add men’s lacrosse to its growing list of sports, which will increase its total to 24 sport championships. The first women’s golf championship was held in the spring of 2003. Women’s lacrosse and rowing were added in 2001. The BIG EAST became a reality on May 31, 1979, following a meeting of athletic directors from Providence College, St. John’s, Georgetown and Syracuse universities. Seton Hall, Connecticut and Boston College completed the original seven school alliance. While the membership has both increased and changed, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably show a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics. Any successful organization has been fortunate to have outstanding leadership. Michael Tranghese, the league’s first full-time employee, and for 11 years the associate to Dave Gavitt, became Commissioner in 1990. In his first year, he administered the formation of The BIG EAST Football Conference. For 2009-10, the BIG EAST will undergo one significant change. Tranghese stepped down from his position on June 30, 2009. John Marinatto, who has served as senior associate commissioner, has moved into the Commissioner’s chair. The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for BIG EAST student athletes. The conference has enjoyed long-standing relationships with CBS, ESPN, Inc. and ABC. BIG EAST men’s basketball games are regular sellouts at campus and major public arenas, including the annual men’s BIG EAST Championship in Madison Square Garden. The women’s basketball championship has led all conferences in attendance for the past six years. Attendance


figures also are significant in soccer and baseball. More than 550 BIG EAST student-athletes have earned all America recognition and dozens have won individual NCAA national championships. The BIG EAST has been well represented in U.S. or foreign national and Olympic teams. Several athletes earned gold medals in each of the last six summer Olympiads. The BIG EAST has its headquarters in Providence where the conference administers to more than 5,500 athletes.

Aug. 28 Aug. 29 Aug. 29 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12 Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 27 Sept. 29

vs. George Washington ! vs. George Mason ! at American ! at Yale ^ vs. Colorado ^ vs. Fairfield ^ at Morgan State vs. William & Mary & vs. Hampton & vs. Maryland & vs. LaSalle % at UNC-Greensboro % vs. NC State % vs. High Point % at Howard at Seton Hall * at Rutgers * Virginia Commonwealth

7 p.m. 11 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 8 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 10 a.m. 7 p.m. noon 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 14 Nov. 15

St. John’s * Connecticut * Pittsburgh * West Virginia * at Marquette * at Syracuse * at South Florida * at Villanova * Cincinnati * Louisville * at Notre Dame * at DePaul *

home matches in bold played at McDonough Arena * BIG EAST Conference match ! D.C. Challenge; campus sites ^ Yale Invitational, New Haven, Conn. & Georgetown Classic, McDonough Arena % UNC-Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C.

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 2 p.m.

2009 GU Volleyball Media Guide  

2009 GU Volleyball Media Guide

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