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QUICK FACTS & TABLE OF CONTENTS 2009 Quick Facts DRAKE UNIVERSITY Location ............................................ Des Moines, Iowa Founded ................................................................1881 Enrollment ............................................................5,668 Nickname.........................................................Bulldogs School Colors ....................................... Blue and White Arena Name ............................................Knapp Center Capacity................................................................7,152 Affiliation .............................................. NCAA Division I Conference ............................................Missouri Valley President ................................................David Maxwell Athletics Director .........................Sandy Hatfield Clubb Associate AD - SWA ............................Heather Weems Associate AD - Facilities ........................ Mike Cigelman Associate AD - External Affairs ............Dennis Francois Athletic Deparment Phone...................... 515-271-2889 Ticket Office Phone ................................ 515-271-3791 Website............................... www.godrakebulldogs.com

Table Of Contents Quick Facts........................................ 1 Welcome To Drake ............................ 2 Athletic Administration ....................... 3 Facilities............................................. 4 CHAMPS/Life Skills ........................... 5 Strength & Athletic Training ............... 6 2009 Outlook ..................................... 7 Head Coach Phil McDaniel................ 8 Coaching Staff ................................... 9 2009 Bulldogs ............................. 10-23

2009 Opponents ....................... 24-27 2008 Season Stats & Results ........ 28 2008 Year In Review ...................... 29 Drake Season & Match Records ... 30 Drake Career Records ................... 31 Bulldog Honor Roll ......................... 31 Year-By-Year Results................ 32-33 Series Records .............................. 34 Coaching History ........................... 34

2009 DRAKE BULLDOGS

BULLDOG VOLLEYBALL Head Coach.............................................Phil McDaniel Alma Mater, Year .......... Culver-Stockton College, 1996 Record at School (yrs.) ................................... 12-20 (1) Career Record (yrs.) ............................................ Same Office Phone ........................................... 515-271-2760 Assistant Coaches .................. Erin Hirsch, Chris Brees Volunteer Assistant Coach....................Sarah Schuster 2008 Overall Record.............................................12-20 MVC Record/Finish ..........................................5-13/8th Starters Returning/Lost.............................................6/0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost..................................13/2

SPORTS INFORMATION Sports Information Director........................ Mike Mahon SID Office Phone .................................... 515-271-3014 Cell Phone .............................................. 515-208-8281 E-Mail Address .......................mike.mahon@drake.edu Assistant SID (VB Contact) ................... Amy Tagliareni Office Phone ........................................... 515-271-3740 Cell Phone .............................................. 515-208-8295 E-Mail Address .................... amy.tagliareni@drake.edu Assistant Sports Information Director .....Sean Palchick Office Phone ........................................... 515-271-4147 Cell Phone .............................................. 515-208-8279 E-Mail Address .................... sean.palchick@drake.edu Press Row Phone ................................... 515-271-4884 SID Mailing Address ..................... 2507 University Ave. ...................................... Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

CREDITS The 2009 Drake Volleyball Media Guide was designed by Amy Tagliareni with assistance from the Drake Athletics Marketing Department, Mike Mahon, Paul Morrison, Carolyn Hill and Sean Palchick. Photography by Chris Donahue. Front and back cover design courtesy of Drake Marketing and Communications.

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FRONT ROW (L TO R): Erika Price, Caitlin Johnson, Chelsea Lauersdorf, Emily Madden, Nicole Brown, Whitney Westrum, Lindsay Schryver, Susan Clausen, Alana Wittenburg BACK ROW (L TO R): Assistant coach Chris Brees, assistant coach Erin Hirsch, Emily Sibigtroth, Emily Heffernen, Stacie Hansen, Alyssa Becker, Alisa DeBerg Roth, Angela Bys, Michelle Reidy, Mikayla Sims, Bentley Mancini, volunteer assistant coach Sarah Schuster, Head Coach Phil McDaniel

2009 Drake University Volleyball Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 20 21 22

Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown (Previous School) Nicole Brown MB 5-10 Jr. Appleton, Wis. (Xavier) Alana Wittenburg DS/L 5-2 Jr. Readlyn, Iowa (Wapsie Valley) Mikayla Sims OH 5-11 RSo. Waterloo, Iowa (East) Emily Sibigtroth RS 5-11 RSo. Durand, Ill. (Anderson University) (Hononegah) Chelsea Lauersdorf S 5-11 Sr. Watertown, Wis. (Watertown) Susan Clausen S 5-8 Jr. Johnston, Iowa (Winona State) (Johnston) Erika Price DS 5-9 So. Littleton, Colo. (Dakota Ridge) Lindsay Schryver DS 5-6 Sr. Williams Bay, Wis. (Williams Bay) Caitlin Johnson S 5-9 So. Sycamore, Ill. (Sycamore Community) Stacie Hansen MB 6-1 Fr. Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest) Alisa DeBerg Roth OH 6-3 Jr. Hudson, Iowa (Hudson) Angela Bys OH 6-1 Jr. Marion, Iowa (Marion) Bentley Mancini OH 6-1 Fr. Burnsville, Minn. (Apple Valley) Emily Heffernen MB 6-0 RFr. Manchester, Iowa (West Delaware) Michelle Reidy MB 6-1 So. Dubuque, Iowa (Wahlert Catholic) Whitney Westrum OH 5-11 Fr. Waukee, Iowa (Waukee) Emily Madden OH 5-10 Sr. Van Meter, Iowa (Adel DeSoto Minburn) Alyssa Becker OH 6-1 RFr. Jesup, Iowa (Jesup)

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