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General Information

2012 Schedule Date

Opponent

Time

Site

Aug. 12 Aug. 17 Aug. 19 Aug. 24 Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 14 Sept. 23 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Nov. 1-4

at Ohio! UNC Asheville Robert Morris at Kentucky at Cincinnati Wright State vs. Kennesaw State# at College of Charleston# at Xavier Transylvania Morehead State* at Belmont* Jacksonville State* Tennessee Tech* at Southeast Missouri* at UT Martin* SIUE* Eastern Illinois* at Murray State* at Austin Peay* OVC Tournament

1:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 2:30 pm 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:30 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm TBA

Athens, Ohio Richmond, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Lexington, Ky. Cincinnati, Ohio Richmond, Ky. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Cincinnati, Ohio Richmond, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Nashville, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Richmond, Ky. Murray, Ky. Clarksville, Tenn. TBA

Home games in bold ... OVC games denoted by * ... Exhibition games denoted by ! ... Charleston Cup games denoted by #

Table of Contents

Quick Facts

General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Media Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2012 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5 Head Coach Lindsay Basalyga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Assistant Coaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Returning Colonels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-21 2012 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-26 2011 Statistics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 All-Time Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 All-Time Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 All-Time Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 All-Time Record vs. Opponents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Record Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Opponent Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33

Coaching Staff Head Coach ........................................................................ Lindsay Basalyga Alma Mater ...............................................................................Maryland, `01 Overall Record (Yrs.) ......................................................... 36-75-17 (seven) School Record (Yrs.)............................................................ 36-75-17 (seven) Office Phone ............................................................................. (859) 622-1245 Email ................................................................... lindsay.basalyga@eku.edu Assistant Coach ............................................................................ Chris Swift Alma Mater .............................................................................. Vanguard, `06 Office Phone ..............................................................................(859) 622-6815 Email ............................................................................... chris.swift@eku.edu

2011 Breakdown Overall Record ...................................................................................... 7-10-3 Conference Record ....................................................................... 5-3-1 (2nd) Home/Away Record .................................................................... 3-5-1/4-4-2 Position Starters Returning/Lost ..............................................................9/2 Letterwinners Returning Lost ................................................................16/8 Newcomers .................................................................................................... 9

Program History First Varsity Season ................................................................................. 2005 Overall Record ...................................................... 36-75-17 (seven seasons) OVC Regular Season Record ............................................................ 21-32-7 OVC Tournament Record ................................... 0-4-0 (four appearances)

University Information

Credits

Location ................................................................................... Richmond, Ky. Founded..................................................................................................... 1906 Enrollment.............................................................................................. 16,200 Nickname .................................................... Colonels (not ‘Lady Colonels’) Colors ............................................................................... Maroon and White Affiliation ........................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference .................................................................................. Ohio Valley President ......................................................................... Dr. Doug Whitlock Director of Athletics ....................................................................Mark Sandy Athletics Department Phone.................................................. (859) 622-2120

Writing, Editing and Design: Steve Fohl, Assistant Dir. of Athletic Public Relations using Adobe InDesign CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 Editorial Assistance: Simon Gray, Mike Clark, Kevin Britton, Kara Kovert Photos: Chris Radcliffe, Steve Fohl, Kelley Anderson

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Media Information

Media Contact Information

How to Get to EKU

Athletic Public Relations Soccer Contact – Steve Fohl Work Phone . . . . . 859-622-1253 Cell Phone . . . . . . . 859-200-1958 E-mail . . . . steve.fohl@eku.edu Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859-622-5108

From Cincinnati, Ohio and Points North: Take I-75 South through Lexington, Ky. Continue south on I-75 Richmond/Knoxville to exit #87 (second Richmond exit). Make a left and cross over the interstate heading east on the Richmond bypass for one mile and you will see the main EKU campus on the left.

Important Phone Numbers Athletic Department . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859-622-2120 Ticket Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 859-622-2122 Mailing/Shipping Address 521 Lancaster Ave. Alumni Coliseum 115 Richmond, KY 40475

From Huntington, W.Va., and Points East: Take I-64 West for 104 miles to exit #96 (Fort Boonesborough S.P.) and remain on State Highway 627 until intersecting I-75 at exit #95. Take I-75 South to exit #87 (second Richmond exit). Make a left and cross over the interstate heading east on the Richmond bypass for one mile and you will see the main EKU campus on the left.

Web Site www.EKUSports.com

From Lexington, Ky.: Take I-75 South to exit #87 (second Richmond exit). Make a left and cross over the interstate heading east on the Richmond bypass for one mile and you will see the main EKU campus on the left.

Steve Fohl Soccer Contact

Michael Clark Director of APR

From Bowling Green, Ky., and Points West: Take I-65 North to exit #43 (Glasgow) and travel east on the Cumberland Parkway through Somerset to exit #41 on I-75. Travel north on I-75 to exit #87. Turn right at the end of the off ramp and head east on the Richmond bypass for one mile and you will see the main EKU campus on the left.

Kevin Britton Assistant Director

www.ekusports.com Eastern Kentucky’s Athletic Department unveiled its new web site in the summer of 2008. The site, which is powered by Sidearm Sports, features the latest news on all the EKU athletic teams. Live stats, feature stories, rosters, photo galleries and up-to-date schedules are just a few of the things that can be easily accessed through the site. The site also features streaming audio for each football game, streaming video for all home games, press conference video clips and breaking news as it happens. Fans can also sign up for an e-mail newsletter service through the site that will allow them to stay up-to-date on all their favorite Colonel squads.

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From Knoxville, Tenn., and Points South: Take I-75 North approximately 162 miles to exit #87 in Kentucky. Turn right at the end of the off ramp and head east on the Richmond bypass for one mile and you will see the main EKU campus on the left.

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2012 Roster

Alpha Roster No. 12 14 6 13 3 4 18 15 21 8 22 2 5 0 24 19 9 17 10 20 16 23 25 1 28

Name Tess Akgunduz Katie Bright Kaylynn Brown Dani Cant Janelle Coates Katie Collar Emily D’Italia Nikki Donnelly Mallory Dunn Lauren Fant Mikala Ferguson Courtney Klaas Paige Larkin Samm Melton Brittany Nomady Kristan Paynter Taylor Perkins Ashley Ryan Devon Saini Deja Tennon Amani Thomas Merrissa Vault Whitney Wallace Erika Wolfer Hayley Wright

Numerical Roster Pos. MF D MF MF F MF D F MF D MF D D GK MF MF MF D F D MF MF MF GK D

No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 28

Name Sam Melton Erika Wolfer Courtney Klaas Janelle Coates Katie Collar Paige Larkin Kaylynn Brown Lauren Fant Taylor Perkins Devon Saini Tess Akgunduz Dani Cant Katie Bright Nicole Donnelly Amani Thomas Ashley Ryan Emily D’Italia Kristan Paynter Deja Tennon Mallory Dunn Mikala Ferguson Merrissa Vault Brittany Nomady Whitney Wallace Hayley Wright

Pos. GK GK D F MF D MF D MF F MF MF/F D F MF/F D D MF D MF/F MF MF/D MF MF D

Class Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. So. r-Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. r-So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr.

Ht. 5-11 5-4 5-9 5-6 5-6 5-4 5-7 5-5 5-7 5-7 5-3 5-4 5-8 5-4 5-2 5-5 5-9 5-2 5-3 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-8 5-7 5-8

Hometown/High School (Previous School) St. Charles, Mo./Francis Howell Cincinnati, Ohio/Ursuline Academy Hartford, Ky./Ohio County Springboro, Ohio/Springboro Calgary, Alberta/Central Memorial Cerritos, Calif./Cerritos Alta Loma, Calif./Los Osos Rochester Hills, Mich./Rochester Hills Elizabethtown, Ky./Elizabethtown Avon, Ohio/Avon Cincinnati, Ohio/Summit Country Day Calgary, Alberta/St. Francis Fort Mill, S.C./Ford Nation Cincinnati, Ohio/Princeton Pickering, Ontario/Pickering Fairfield, Ohio/Fairfield Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard (Robert Morris) Danville, Ky./Boyle County Centerville, Ohio/Centerville Louisville, Ky./Male Grove City, Ohio/Grove City Boynton Beach Fla./Boca Raton Community Mission Viejo, Calif./Tesoro Somerset, Ky./Somerset Murray, Ky./Murray

Coaching and Support Staff Head Coach: Lindsay Basalyga (Maryland, 2001) - Eighth Year Assistant Coach: Chris Swift (Vanguard, 2006) - First Year Graduate Assistant: Adam Kleman

Pronunciations Tess Akgunduz (aw-cun-doos)

by Class

by Position

by State/Country

Seniors (3) Collar, Tennon, Wright

Goalkeepers (2) Melton, Wolfer

California (3) Brown, Larkin, Nomady

Juniors (7) Akgunduz, Coates, Donnelly, Fant, Klaas, Nomady, Paynter

Defenders (8) Bright, D’Italia, Fant, Klaas, Larkin, Ryan, Tennon, Wright

Canada (3) Cant, Collar, Thomas

Sophomores (6) Brown, D’Italia, Larkin, Ryan, Saini, Wallace

Midfielders (12) Akgunduz, Brown, Cant, Collar, Dunn, Ferguson, Nomady, Paynter, Perkins, Thomas, Vault, Wallace

Dani (Danny) Cant Emily D’Italia (duh-TAL-ya) Lauren Fant (FAN-t) Mikala (muh-kay-la) Ferguson Courtney Klaas (Claus, as in Santa) Brittany Nomady (NO-maddy)

Freshman (9) Bright, Cant, Dunn, Ferguson, Melton, Perkins, Thomas, Vault, Wolfer

Forwards (3) Coates, Donnelly, Saini

Florida (1) Vault Kentucky (6) Dunn, Klaas, Paynter, Perkins, Wallace, Wright Maryland (1) D’Italia

Deja (DAY-ja) Tennon (TIN-un) Amani (uh-maw-nee) Thomas

Michigan (1) Fant

Lindsay Basalyga (BASS-uhleague-uh)

Missouri (1) Melton Ohio (8) Akgunduz, Coates, Donnelly, Ferguson, Ryan, Saini, Tennon, Wolfer

South Carolina (1) Bright

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Season Outlook just a matter of making it all come together. “Personnel-wise, we have a lot of experienced players who can play a lot of different roles,” Basalyga said. “We are now just trying to figure out what type of formations best suit this team and highlight our individual players’ strengths. I also feel like we have a lot of leadership on this team, both on the field and off the field, and we will be looking for that to continue throughout the entire season.” Adding to that experience is a capable group of nine newcomers who will instantly upgrade the team in at least one department: athleticism. “We added a lot of athleticism in our freshman class, and the returners put in a lot of work in the weight room with strength coach Kenny O’Mary,” Basalyga said. “The level of play athletically has certainly risen at practice, and I think our freshmen are really complementing our returners.”

Season Outlook The Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer team has finished as the Ohio Valley Conference regular season runner-up twice in the last four years and is one of only three teams to finish in the top-six in the OVC regular season standings each of the last four years. The Colonels have firmly established themselves as one of the top programs in the conference, and now, it seems, there is only one goal left to achieve: an OVC title. “Our senior and junior classes are looking to carve a different path this year than they have in previous years,” head coach Lindsay Basalyga said. “They’ve been to conference tournaments, which have become the standard; but I truly feel like, this year, they’re looking to step out of their comfort zones and achieve success on a different level.” The Colonels will have to achieve that goal of “carving their own path” with a proverbial bull’s-eye on their backs. In 2011, EKU was picked to finish sixth out of 10 teams in the preseason OVC poll, but shocked the prognosticators by winning seven of its last 10 games to earn a No. 2 seed and a spot in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament. There will be no sneaking up on anyone in 2012, though. The Colonels have been picked to finish fourth of out of 11 teams this season (Belmont is now a full-fledged member of the OVC), their highest preseason ranking since 2008. EKU, however, boasts the experience to match that lofty ranking. In fact, for the first time in several years, EKU can be considered a veteran team entering the 2012 season. The Colonels are led by three seniors and eight juniors, almost all of whom have played key roles in the past. Leading that group of talented, battle-tested upperclassmen are senior Deja Tennon and junior Lauren Fant, second team All-OVC performers in 2011. Tennon, Fant and sophomore Paige Larkin, a 2011 OVC All-Freshman selection, were leaders of a formidable EKU backline last fall that did not allow multiple goals in any of the Colonels’ final 12 regular season games, and all three will be expected to anchor another strong Colonel defensive unit this fall. EKU’s most prolific offensive player, junior Nikki Donnelly, is also an upperclassman. Donnelly was injured during the early part of last season, but came on strong down the stretch and, this year, will look to regain the form and firepower that made her one of the most feared scorers in the league as a freshman in 2010. The talent and experience are in place at EKU this season. Now, it is

Goalkeepers If there is one position lacking in experience, it is goalkeeper. EKU will start a freshman keeper for the second straight year. If the past is any indication of the future, however, that might not be a problem. Last year’s rookie keeper, Annie Wickett, made 83 saves and recorded three shutouts, earning second team All-OVC honors. Moreover, EKU has a history of developing strong goalkeepers, as Wickett, Christina Graul (2005) and Stephanie Lynch (2008-09) have all earned all-conference recognition in the last seven years. Samm Melton and Erika Wolfer are the two newcomers battling over the opportunity to become the next decorated EKU keeper. Melton, a tall, rangy keeper, is from Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, Mo., while Wolfer, who Basalyga noted was a good shot stopper and good at coming off her line, is from Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati. “Both Samm and Erika bring different abilities to the position,” Basalyga said. “Even though they’re freshmen, they’re going to have to show confidence and leadership from the start. Whoever shows the most consistency in keeping the ball out of the back of the net is going to win the starting job. It’s that simple.”

EKU won seven of its last 10 regular season games to earn a No. 2 seed and a spot in the semifinals of the OVC Tournament in 2011

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Season Outlook

Defenders

Forwards

EKU has long been known for its strong backlines, and this year should be no different. The Colonels return a swath of talented defenders, especially on the outside, where all-OVC returners Fant and Larkin will roam this fall. “Lauren and Paige’s athleticism and speed and their ability to get forward helps create dangerous scoring opportunities for us in the attacking third of the field,” Basalyga said. Sophomore Ashley Ryan, who scored two goals as a midfielder last season, and freshman Merrissa Vault, a speedy, athletic player out of Boca Raton Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla., could also see time on the outside this season. Sophomore Emily D’Italia will likely reprise her role at one of the center back positions this fall. D’Italia transferred to EKU from Robert Morris and started 16 games for the Colonels last season, providing a solid and physical presence in the back. The lone question mark on defense is the remaining center back position. Who will replace Stephanie Murray, a mainstay on the Colonel backline the last four years? Basalyga said that spot could go to either senior Hayley Wright, a hard-nosed veteran who has started 27 games in her Colonel career, or freshman Taylor Perkins, a newcomer out of Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown, Ky. who, according to Basalyga, “has good pace and good size, and is also good on distribution.”

Donnelly enters the season just four goals shy of breaking the all-time EKU goals record, and she will lead the EKU attack from her outside forward position. Joining her on the outside will be sophomore Kaylynn Brown, who led the team with 18 shots on goal last season, and a pair of freshmen, Dani Cant, out of St. Francis High School in Calgary, Alberta, and Amani Thomas, out of Pickerington High School in Pickerington, Ontario. Basalyga said that Cant and Thomas are “good players on the ball who possess a lot of speed, which will hopefully make us more of an attacking threat this fall.” Sophomore Devon Saini, EKU’s top goal scorer from a season ago, will start at the high forward position. Saini paced the Colonels with four goals last fall, including two game-winners, and will look build on those torrid numbers this season. She will be joined at the high forward position by senior Katie Collar and junior Janelle Coates, both of whom Basalyga noted were “good with their backs to pressure.” A wildcard on the front line could be sophomore Whitney Wallace, who only saw action in three games last season but who Basalyga called “by far the most improved player on the team.” Wallace is an extremely versatile player who can play anywhere on the field, “but I think her home will be somewhere on the frontline this season,” Basalyga noted. Junior Courtney Klaas and freshman Mallory Dunn would also compete for time at the forward position, but both are redshirting this season.

Midfielders Tennon played in the attack as a freshman, moved to the backline as a sophomore and junior and will now, possibly, round out her career by playing in the midfield as a senior. Basalyga said that the coaching staff has dabbled with the speedy Tennon in the middle of the field this preseason, noting that “her ability to link up the defense with the attack could definitely be dangerous in the midfield.” Joining Tennon in the midfield will be a trio of skilled veterans, juniors Tess Akgunduz, Brittany Nomady and Kristan Paynter. Akgunduz saw action in all 20 of the Colonels’ games last season and Basalyga said that “she has good vision and strikes a great long ball.” Nomady, who already ranks third all-time in assists at EKU, scored the game-winner against Austin Peay last year and Basalyga called her “a nifty, creative center midfielder who has great vision on and off the ball.” Paynter started 17 games last fall and scored her first career game-winner against UNC Asheville. Basalyga noted that Paynter “has a great work ethic defensively and does a great job of playing to her strengths.” A pair of freshmen, Katie Bright and Mikala Ferguson, could also compete for playing in the middle. Bright, out of Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, S.C., “has good size and is good in the air” and could sit back as a defensive-type midfielder, while Ferguson, Basalyga said, is “a savvy player that does a great job of linking up the defenders and the forwards.”

Predicted Order of Finish Order of Finish (first-place votes) 1. UT Martin (13) 2. Southeast Missouri (9) 3. Morehead State 4. Eastern Kentucky T5. Belmont T5. Murray State 7. SIUE 8. Austin Peay 9. Eastern Illinois T10. Jacksonville State T10. Tennessee Tech

Points 190 180 143 130 122 122 98 92 65 33 33

(per league head coaches and SIDs)

Devon Saini is expected to again be a focal point of the EKU offense in 2012

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Head Coach Lindsay Basalyga thrived off the field. In 2010, Basalyga was bestowed with EKU’s prestigious Coaches Academic Enhancement Award for the second consecutive year, given annually to the coach who most honors their commitment to recruiting dedicated student -athletes and placing a high emphasis on academics within their program. Since she started the Colonel soccer program in 2005, Basalyga has coached three OVC Medal of Honor Winners, seven Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society inductees, over 30 Presidential Scholars and over 50 Colonel Scholars. The Basalyga-led Colonels were also awarded the coveted OVC Team Sportsmanship award for soccer from 2006-10, the first five years of the award’s existence “It is a huge honor to be recognized by OVC players and coaches with the Sportsmanship Award for five consecutive years,” Basalyga said. “I am certainly proud of how our players continue to represent themselves and the university in a competitive, yet professional, manner in and out of the conference.” Basalyga’s fresh, innovative take on coaching soccer extends to recruiting as well, where she looks for players who want to be a part of an exciting program on the rise. Because she is looking for a certain type of player, Basalyga allows current Colonels to be very involved in the recruiting process and voice their opinions about whether or not a prospective recruit would fit in the system. “It’s my job, as head coach, to project whether or not a player fits into our system on the field,” Basalyga said. “Once they arrive on campus, however, it’s the player’s job to close the deal.” Prior to EKU, Basalyga spent four years working with the University of Toledo women’s soccer team. Basalyga joined the Rockets’ staff in 2001 as a graduate assistant and, two years later, was promoted to the top assistant position. While at Toledo, Basalyga aided in all aspects of the program, gaining experience in field coaching, implementing of practice plans and recruiting. The Rockets’ 2004 recruiting class was nationally recognized, ranking 14th in the Great Lakes Region. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Basalyga was a standout soccer player at Turpin High School and then the University of Maryland, where she helped the Terrapins advance to the NCAA College Cup in four consecutive seasons. A three-year starter at Maryland, Basalyga tallied eight goals, nine assists and 25 points throughout her career. During her senior campaign, she set the school record for most goals (four) and most points (nine) in an NCAA Tournament. Basalyga is the daughter of John and Linda Basalyga, and she has two younger siblings, brother Ryan (30) and sister Courtney (28). She touts a proven pedigree, as her father, John, is beginning his 10th season as the men’s soccer coach at Northern Kentucky University, where he led the Norse to an NCAA Division II National Championship in 2010. Basalyga received her bachelor’s degree in art studio from Maryland in 2001 and later earned a master’s degree in recreation and leisure studies from Toledo.

Head Coach • 8th Year at EKU (36-75-74)

Lindsay Basalyga Alma Mater: Maryland, 2001 After seven years of building the Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer program from the ground up, Lindsay Basalyga enters her eighth season as head coach having firmly entrenched the Colonels into the upper echelon of the Ohio Valley Conference. Hired as the program’s inaugural head coach in 2005, Basalyga has led Eastern Kentucky soccer since its infancy. Following three years of a rocky assimilation into Division I soccer, the Colonels turned the corner in 2008 when Basalyga led the team to a 5-3 conference record and a No. 2 seed in their first-ever appearance in the OVC Tournament. EKU now enters 2012 having finished as conference runner-up two of the last four years and as one of only three teams to finish in the top-six in the regular season conference standings each of the last four years, a testament to the program’s consistent spot near the top of the OVC. The Colonels’ success over the last four seasons has been legitimized by weekly and postseason recognition. In just six years, Basalyga has coached 20 All-OVC performers, including senior defender Deja Tennon and junior defender Lauren Fant, who earned second team All-OVC honors in 2011, and sophomore defender Paige Larkin, who earned OVC All-Newcomer honors in 2011. All three were part of a formidable Colonel backline that did not allow multiple goals in any of EKU’s last 12 regular season games. That defense, combined with a young, opportunistic offense (all of EKU’s 18 goals were scored by sophomores and freshmen in 2011) and a stellar recruiting class make it clear that the pieces are in place for EKU soccer to enjoy long term success, and expectations are on the rise heading into the 2012 campaign. “Even though we are entering our seventh season, we are still a very young program relative to the rest of the country,” Basalyga said. “Every season our expectations rise in terms of what we are asking of our athletes, both on and off the field. We have more depth than we have ever had in every position and there is a lot of pressure to perform in training on a consistent basis - this is how it’s supposed to be. There are a lot of players who should be playing and could be playing, but playing time will come down to who is willing to consistently put in the work on the defensive side of the ball, who is able to keep the ball, and who is going to give us the best chance to win soccer games.” On top of their on-field accolades, Basalyga’s teams at EKU have also

Lindsay Basalyga has led the Colonels to OVC runner-up finishes twice in the last four years

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Assistant Coaches

Assistant Coach • 1st Year at EKU

Graduate Assistant • 1st Year at EKU

Chris Swift

Adam Kleman

Alma Mater: Vanguard, 2006

Alma Mater: Transylvania, 2008

Chris Swift is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer team. Swift joined the Colonels after spending the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. “I am very excited to join the program here at Eastern Kentucky,” Swift said. “I want to thank Lindsay for the opportunity to be part of her staff and help the program move toward achieving the goal of winning the Ohio Valley Conference and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament.” Lamar improved all three years that Swift was a member of the coaching staff, culminating in 2011, when the Lady Cardinals enjoyed the most successful season in the five-year history of the program, setting school records for victories (eight) and conference victories (six) while earning the No. 3 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament. Six Lady Cardinals earned all-conference honors following the breakout season. A native of southern California, Swift used his connections in that area to recruit several key members of Lamar’s record-breaking 2011 team, including second team all-conference midfielder Kristin Bos and honorable mention all-conference defender Nicole Frank. Swift was also instrumental in Lamar’s high academic standards while he was there, resulting in two Lady Cardinals, Rachelle Berry and Jennifer Torry, being named second team Capital One Academic All-District in 2011. Aside from recruiting and academics, Swift was also in charge of training, video breakdown, camps and community service while at Lamar. Before arriving at Lamar, Swift was an assistant coach/goalkeepers coach at his alma mater, Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, Calif., from 2008-09. Swift played goalkeeper at Vanguard from 2002-06 and recorded 138 saves and four shutouts during his career. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the school in 2006. Swift also possesses several years of club coaching experience, serving as an assistant coach for the Slammers Football Club from 2004-06, the United Futbol Club (where current Colonel Brittany Nomady played) from 2006-09 and as the goalkeepers coach for the Los Angeles Legends Football Club in 2009. “I am very happy to have Chris on staff with our program as we head into the 2012 season,” head coach Lindsay Basalyga said. “Chris has a tremendous amount of experience working with goalkeepers and his connections to southern California will certainly help keep our recruiting pipeline intact with that area of the country. I think Chris will do a great job complimenting my strengths and weaknesses as a coach and I’m looking forward to starting preseason with a fresh set of eyes and ideas.”

Adam Kleman is in his first season as an assistant coach for the Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer program. Kleman will assist with on-field coaching and off-campus recruiting and will be in charge of such administrative tasks as team travel arrangements, video editing, etc. “I’m really excited to have Adam on staff with us this year,” head coach Lindsay Basalyga said. “He is extremely motivated to get involved in coaching at the college level and has the personality and work rate we need to keep our program moving in a positive direction. Adam will be able to draw on his experiences as a player at Transylvania and work experience for the past few years at Central Baptist Hospital as an operations manager to assist with all areas of the program both on and off the field.” A native of Lima, Ohio, Kleman brings valuable coaching experience with him to EKU, as he served as the head coach of the Elida Soccer Association U-12 boys team in 2008 and 2010. Prior to that, he played college soccer at Transylvania University in Lexington, Ky. from 2004-07, where he experience great success. During his four-year stint at Transylvania, the Pioneers went 46-10-13, won the Heartland Conference Tournament four times, qualified for the NCAA Tournament four times and advanced to the Sweet 16 his senior year.

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Returning Colonels

Get to know Katie Collar

#4 • Midfielder • 5-6 • Sr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She can country two-step and swing dance

Katie Collar

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Skiing

Calgary, Alberta (Central Memorial)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Koto Japanese Bistro

2011 (Junior): Appeared in 16 of the Colonels’ 20 games … her lone start of the season came at home against Ohio Valley Conference regular season champion Southeast Missouri (Oct. 9) … fired six shots on the season, three of which came at Eastern Illinois (Oct. 14) … saw 19 minutes of action in EKU’s OVC Tournament game against UT Martin (Nov. 4).

Her favorite song, currently: “Somethin’ Bout a Truck” by Kip Moore Her favorite social media forum: Facebook, so she can keep up with her family and friends

2010 (Sophomore): Started 14 of the 15 games in which she played … attempted 11 shots, five of which were on goal … earned her first career Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week award (Sept. 28) following a week in which she played 139 minutes on an EKU backline that led the Colonels to an undefeated start in OVC play by shutting out Murray State and surrendering just one goal to UT Martin … recorded assists in two consecutive OVC wins, finding freshman Nicole Donnelly for a score against UT Martin (Sept. 26) and then assisting senior Carly Muller on the game-winning goal against Tennessee Tech one week later (Oct. 3).

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Florida, for the beach Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Mini-golf Items on her bucket list: Skydive and backpack around Europe Her professional goals: Work in the sports therapy/physiotherapy field

2009 (Freshman): A solid contributor in her first year at EKU, Collar appeared in 18 of the Colonels’ 19 games and started in 13 of them … logged 1,198 minutes, third-most of any midfielder on the team … took 10 shots on the season, four of which were on target.

Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Morehead State

High School and/or Club Experience: Comes to EKU in the wake of an ultra-successful club career with the Calgary Foothills Colts ... from 2007-08, won back-to-back Canadian National Championships (U16 and U18) with the Colts ... in 2007, the Colts won the Toronto Dixie Showcase Tournament and the Dallas Spring Classic Showcase Tournament ... they also competed in the Super Y North American Finals ... named a Calgary Minor Soccer Association Indoor All-Star that same year ... a member of the Alberta Provincial Select program since 2003, Collar currently attends the National Sports Academy, whose curriculum includes daily soccer and athletic training ... chose EKU over Stony Brook, Stephen F. Austin and Grand Valley State. Personal: Born August 30, 1990 ... daughter of Colleen and Ian Collar ... major is psychology.

Collar’s Career Stats Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 18-13 15-14 16-1 49-28

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 2 0 2

PTS 0 0 0 0

SH 10 11 6 27

GW 0 0 0 0

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Get to know Deja Tennon ...

#20 • Defender • 5-3 • Sr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She hates coffee but she loves the smell of it

Deja Tennon

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Basketball, because that would have been the sport she played if she hadn’t picked up soccer

Centerville, Ohio (Centerville) 2011 (Junior): Earned second team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors for the second straight season after starting all 19 games in which she appeared on an EKU backline that did not permit multiple goals in any of the Colonels’ final 12 regular season contests … recorded a pair of assists, both of which came against OVC foes … her first assist came on a goal by Nicole Donnelly in the Colonels’ 2-1 win over Tennessee Tech (Sept. 30) … she then assisted on a goal by Ashley Ryan in a victory over OVC Tournament champion UT Martin (Oct. 7) … fired a season-high four shots in win over Austin Peay in the final weekend of the regular season (Oct. 28) … ranked third on the team with 1,600 minutes played.

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Koto Japanese Bistro Her favorite song, currently: “Sitting Up In My Room” by Brandy (90s R&B) Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, because it’s more up-todate One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York, because she’s never been to any of the east coast states

2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 19 games during the season, starting 18 of them … moved from the attack to the backline, and her seamless transition was noticed throughout the league as she was named second team All-Ohio Valley Conference ... logged the second most minutes on the team (1,597), took 11 shots, four of which were on goal, and used her speed to help the EKU defense allow only six goals in eight OVC games … played every minute of 14 games during the season, going the distance in EKU’s last nine games, including the Colonels’ OVC Tournament matchup with Eastern Illinois (Nov. 4).

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Going sight-seeing Items on her bucket list: Travel to Asia, go to a professional football game and die a millionaire Her professional goals: Find a job and get a master’s degree Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Shutting down UK’s star forward and not letting her score

2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 18 games and started four of them during her freshman campaign … proved to be one of the Colonels’ most dynamic offensive players as she used her speed to create many scoring opportunities … attempted 11 shots, seven of which were on goal … converted her first career goal in a game against OVC opponent Tennessee Tech (Oct. 2) … helped set up the Colonels’ first goal of the season as she received the assist on Heather Bruce’s goal against Kent State (Aug. 19) in EKU’s season opener. High School and/or Club Experience: A forward from Centerville, Ohio with a varied resume of club, ODP and high school playing experience ... she has been a member of Cincinnati United Premiere for the last four years ... Tennon has scored 24 goals during her career with CUP and recorded 17 assists ... her Cincinnati United team was an Ohio State Cup Semifinalist from 2006-07 ... has played for the Ohio South Olympic Development Program since 2004 ... in 2008, she was a member of the Ohio South ODP England Tour and scored two goals on the trip ... her Centerville High team was sectional, district and GWOC league champions in 2007 and 2008 ... the Elks were also region finalists both years and finished ninth in the final state poll in 2007 ... Tennon led the team in 2006 with 11 goals and 13 assists and in 2005 with 15 goals and 10 assists ... has scored eight goals in 2008 and recorded six assists ... chose EKU over Purdue, IUPUI, Cincinnati, Dayton and Centre. Personal: Born February 5, 1991 ... daughter of Kevin and Theata Tennon ... major is graphic communications management.

Tennon’s Career Stats Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 18-4 19-18 19-19 56-41

G 1 0 0 1

A 1 0 2 3

PTS 3 0 2 5

SH 11 12 15 38

GW 0 0 0

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Get to know Hayley Wright ...

#28 • Defender • 5-6 • Sr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She doesn’t like her food touching

Hayley Wright

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics or synchronized swimming

Murray, Ky. (Murray)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Her house, because her roommates cook her food

2011 (Junior): Started in five of the 14 games in which she appeared … played a season-high 70 minutes during an overtime contest at Xavier (Sept. 16) … attempted two shots on the season, one of which was on goal … got the starting nod and played 30 minutes in EKU’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament matchup against UT Martin (Nov. 4).

Her favorite song, currently: She doesn’t have a favorite song Her favorite social media forum: Facebook, if she had to choose

2010 (Sophomore): Started 17 games on an EKU backline that allowed only six goals in eight Ohio Valley Conference games and recorded six shutouts on the year … her 1,496 minutes played was fifth on the team … went the distance in 10 games, including an over-time win over conference foe UT Martin at home (Sept. 26) … attempted four shots on the season, two of which were on target.

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Alaska Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Taking walks Items on her bucket list: Go deep sea fishing, hike across Europe and parasail

2009 (Freshman): Appeared in 11 games … started five games in a row from Oct. 4 to Oct. 23 … played all 110 minutes on the backline of a crucial 0-0 tie at first place Murray State (Oct. 18) … took three shots on the season, two of which were on target.

Her professional goals: Make that money Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Morehead State

High School and/or Club Experience: One of two Kentucky recruits in the 2009 class ... enjoyed an illustrious career at Murray High, scoring 26 goals and recording 28 assists during her four years there ... was also a three year captain for the Lady Tigers and was named the team’s Best Defensive Player all four years she was there ... named first team all-district and all-region in 2007 and 2008 and earned second team all-region honors in 2005 and 2006 ... as a senior in 2008, she earned honorable mention allstate honors and was named the 1st region MVP runner-up ... she picked EKU over Ball State and Morehead State. Personal: Born February 5, 1991 ... daughter of Sterling and Deana Wright ... major is psychology.

Wright’s Career Stats Year 2009 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 11-5 19-17 14-5 44-27

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0 0

SH 3 4 2 9

GW 0 0 0 0

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Get to know Tess Akgunduz ...

#12 • Midfielder • 5-3 • Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She makes needle point belts

Tess Akgunduz

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Archery, because she’s precise

Cincinnati, Ohio (Summit Country Day)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Casa Fiesta

2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 20 games for the Colonels, starting six of them … played a season-high 77 minutes in an early-season game at Kentucky (Aug. 21) … attempted seven shots on the season, three of which were on goal … saw 21 minutes of action and fired a shot on goal in the Colonels’ Ohio Valley Conference Tournament contest against UT Martin.

Her favorite song, currently: “The Wind” by Zac Brown Band Her favorite social media forum: Instagram, because of the artistic photos

2010 (Freshman): Appeared in all 19 games during her freshman campaign … cracked the starting lineup four games into the season and started every game thereafter, becoming especially important late in the season as she played every minute of the Colonels’ last seven games down the stretch, including their 2-1 loss to Eastern Illinois in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament … notched her first career assist when she found fellow freshman Hillary Cooper for a goal in the 37th minute of EKU’s impressive 4-0 win over Presbyterian.

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Nantucket, because it seems beautiful Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Painting and cooking Items on her bucket list: Have five healthy kids, save an endangered species and sign a check with a lot of zeros after a number

High School and/or Club Experience: At Summit Country Day, Akgunduz was a two-time all-state selection, a two-time all-city selection and a three-time member of the Cincinnati Enquirer All Star team … as a senior, she was named the MVP of said All Star game … plays club soccer for the Cincinnati United Premier, who have won three consecutive state championships from 2007-09 … has also played for the Ohio South Olympic Development Program for five years, from 2004-08.

Her professional goals: Become a cosmetic dentist Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Morehead State

Akgunduz’s Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 19-16 20-6 39-22

G 0 0 0

A 1 0 1

Pts. 1 0 1

Sh 13 7 20

GW 0 0 0

Tess Akgunduz

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Get to know Janelle Coates ...

#3 • Forward • 5-4 • Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She has a phobia of cats

Janelle Coates

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Tennis Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Orange Leaf

Springboro, Ohio (Springboro)

Her favorite song, currently: “Hard to Love” by Lee Brice

2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in five games playing a total of 41 minutes… played a season-high 14 minutes in a pair of games: at home against in-state rival Louisville (Aug. 19) and at UNC Asheville (Sept. 2).

Her favorite social media forum: Instagram One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York or Nashville

2010 (Freshman): Made an immediate impact as a freshman, scoring three goals and dishing out one assist … finished third on the team with seven points … scored her first career goal in the 52nd minute of a 1-1 tie with in-state rival Western Kentucky (Sept. 12) … assisted fellow freshman Nicole Donnelly on a goal five days later in a 4-0 rout of Presbyterian (Sept. 17) … recorded a pair of scores in the Colonels’ record-setting 5-0 dismantling of Jacksonville State (Oct. 15).

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Laying out at the pool Items on her bucket list: Visit Paris, start a family and skydive … maybe

High School and/or Club Experience: A two-year team captain at Springboro High, Coates was named first team Greater Western Ohio Conference, second team All-Dayton South and the 2009 Springboro High Offensive Player of the Year … she scored 13 goals and recorded 20 assists in her illustrious high school career, despite missing her junior season due to injury … plays club soccer with the Cincinnati United Premier … previous club team experience includes Ohio South State Cup runner up in 2004 and semifinalist from 2005-06 … also played for the Ohio South ODP State Team from 2004-06.

Her professional goals: Obtain her master’s degree and become employed at a job she is successful at and enjoys doing Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Scoring a goal against Ohio University

Personal: Born Oct. 24, 1991 … daughter of Ron and Becky Coates … plans to major in business.

Coates’ Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 16-0 5-0 21-0

G 3 0 3

A 1 0 1

Pts. 7 0 7

Sh 8 0 8

GW 0 0 0

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Get to know Nikki Donnelly ...

#15 • Forward • 5-4 • Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She has brachydactyly in her thumbs

Nikki Donnelly

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Softball, because she’s always been better at softball then she is soccer

Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Casa Fiesta

2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 18 games for the Colonels, starting 14 of them … continued to be an offensive force up front as she led EKU on the season with 37 shots and two assists … also scored a pair of goals on the year … notched an assist in EKU’s 4-0 win over UNC Asheville (Sept. 2) and then recorded the game-winning assist to Stephany Ellison in the 84th minute of the Colonels’ 1-0 victory over in-state and Ohio Valley Conference rival Morehead State (Sept. 23) … that win was EKU’s firstever over Morehead State and it was Morehead State’s first regular season conference loss in two years … first goal of the season came against OVC foe Tennessee Tech (Sept. 30) … then scored the game-tying goal with five minutes left in regulation in a 1-1 draw against Longwood (Oct. 21) … recorded a season-high four shots on goal in the OVC regular season finale against Murray State (Oct. 30).

Her favorite song, currently: “Itty Bitty Piggy” by Nicki Minaj Her favorite social media forum: Instagram, because she likes looking at peoples’ pictures One place in America she would like to road trip to: California, because she would get to travel across the country and see Cali, which she has always wanted to do Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Going to the pool Items on her bucket list: Visit Ireland, get the courage to skydive and swim with dolphins

2010 (Freshman): Started all 18 games in which she appeared … named a first team All-Ohio Valley Conference forward and led EKU with a program-record six goals, three of which were game-winners … exploded onto the OVC scene by scoring consecutive game-winners against defending OVC Tournament champion Murray State (Sept. 24) and defending OVC regular season champion UT Martin (Sept. 26) in one weekend … for her efforts, the rookie offensive sparkplug was named the OVC Offensive Player of the Week and became the first Colonel ever to receive national attention when the website CollegeSoccer360.com named her a National Primetime Performer of the Week … also set single-season program records for points (12) and shots (40).

Her professional goals: Be an amazing elementary school teacher and be named Teacher of the Year Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Being up against UK for almost the entire game

High School and/or Club Experience: A three-time first team allconference selection, a three-time first team all-city selection, a two-time team MVP and the school’s career record-holder for career goals (48) and goals in a game (four) … was also a three-time academic all-conference selection, a three-time academic all-city selection and, in 2009, was named academic all-state … plays club soccer for the Cincinnati United Premier … her team was the Ohio South state champions from 2007-09, the Vegas Showcase Champions in 2007 and the Region III Showcase champions from 2008-09. Personal: Born Nov. 5, 1991 … daughter of Dave and Connie Donnelly … her brother, Kevin, won a Division II soccer national championship under head coach Lindsay Basalyga’s father, John, at Northern Kentucky University in 2010 ... plans to major in early education.

Donnelly’s Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 18-18 18-14 36-32

G 6 2 8

A 0 2 2

PTS 12 6 18

SH 40 37 77

GW 3 0 3

Nikki Donnelly

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Get to know Lauren Fant ...

#8 • Defender • 5-5 • r-Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She doesn’t like hugs

Lauren Fant

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics, because she used to do them

Rochester Hills, Mich. (Rochester Hills)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Madison Gardens

2011 (Sophomore): Named second team All-Ohio Valley Conference after emerging as a leader on an EKU backline that did not surrender multiple goals in any of the Colonels’ final 12 regular season games … was one of only two Colonels to start all 20 games on the season, going the distance in 17 of those contests … led the team with 1,792 minutes played … earned OVC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Aug. 30 after going the distance in a pair of low-scoring losses to Kentucky (Aug. 23) and Wright State (Aug. 26) and an overtime win over regionally-ranked Miami (Ohio) (Aug. 28) … played the role of hero in the 2-1 win over Miami as she served up a perfect ball to Devon Saini in the fourth minute of overtime to record the game-winning assist … used her speed to get forward throughout the season and notched a goal in the Colonels’ impressive 4-0 win over UNC Asheville (Sept. 2).

Her favorite song, currently: “No Lie” By 2 Chainz, featuring Drake Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, because it keeps her entertained One place in America she would like to road trip to: Oceanside, California, because that’s where she was born Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Reading Items on her bucket list: Travel the world, meet Rihanna and snorkel

2010 (Freshman): Started 11 of the 17 games in which she played … scored her first career goal, a game-winner, in the 42nd minute of a win at Detroit-Mercy, a school she grew up less than an hour away from … notched two assists in the Colonels’ record-breaking win over Ohio Valley Conference opponent Jacksonville State, finding freshman Janelle Coates in the 75th minute before capping the night by finding freshman Sarah LeBrun for a goal in the 89th minute of play.

Her professional goals: Obtain her master’s degree Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Assisting on the game-winner against Miami (Ohio)

2009 (Redshirt): Saw action in four games before she was forced to take a redshirt due to a season-ending injury … attempted two shots … played seven minutes against nationally-ranked Florida and attempted her only shot on goal of the season against the Gators. High School and/or Club Experience: A winner on multiple levels ... her club team, Vardar, was a 2007 State Cup Semifinalist ... she is also a three-year starter for the Rochester High soccer team ... the Falcons were 2006 district champions and a 2007 state finalist ... Fant was named allleague, all-district, all-county and honorable mention all-state in 2008 and 2009 ... chose EKU over Oakland and Detroit Mercy. Personal: Born December 19, 1990 ... daughter of Larry and Kathy Fant ... major is accounting.

Fant’s Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 17-11 20-20 37-31

G 1 1 2

A 2 1 3

PTS 4 3 7

SH 4 22 26

GW 0 0 0

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Get to know Courtney Klaas ...

#2 • Defender • 5-9 • Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She has a flown plane

Courtney Klaas

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics

Hartford, Ky. (Ohio County)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Orange Leaf

2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in 11 games while playing 143 minutes ... picked up her first career assist in a 1-1 tie at Ohio Valley Conference foe Jacksonville State (Oct. 2), finding Stephany Ellison for a goal in the 85th minute that sent the game into overtime ... played a season high 33 minutes against OVC tournament champion UT Martin (Oct. 7).

Her favorite song, currently: “Swinging From the Castles” by AWOLNATION Her favorite social media forum: She hates all of them

2010 (Freshman): Appeared in 12 games and saw 210 minutes of action during her freshman season … played a season-high 66 minutes at SIU Edwardsville (Aug. 29).

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Maine, by the seaside … she heard it was beautiful there Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Amusement parks

High School and/or Club Experience: Led the Lady Eagles to three district championships, three region championships and a state final four appearance in 2006 … in 2009, she was named the 3rd Region Player of the Year and second team all-state after breaking the single season school record and ranking fourth in the state with 20 assists … plays club soccer for the Owensboro United and helped the United win the Metro Sports Center Indoor Championship from 2008-10 and the Spring Cup Championship in 2009.

Items on her bucket list: Cave scuba diving, free falling and go to Greece Her professional goals: Travel Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Morehead State

Personal: Born March 11, 1992 … daughter of Scott and Athena Klaas … major is aviation.

Klaas’ Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 12-0 11-0 23-0

G 0 0 0

A 0 1 1

PTS 0 1 1

SH 0 0 0

GW 0 0 0

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Get to know Brittany Nomady ...

#24 • Midfielder • 5-5 • Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She hates socks

Brittany Nomady

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics

Mission Viejo, Calif. (Tesoro)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Opal’s Bakery

2011 (Sophomore): Appeared in all 20 of the Colonels’ games while starting in 10 of them … played every minute of three contests during the season … scored her first-career goal in a 2-1 win over conference rival Austin Peay (Oct. 28) … that goal was the game-winner, coming in the 85th minute off a rebound of a shot by Deja Tennon … also picked up an assist on a goal by Devon Saini in EKU’s early-season win over regionallyranked Miami (Ohio) (Aug. 28) … started and played 70 minutes of the Colonels’ Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game against UT Martin (Nov. 4).

Her favorite song, currently: “Follow Me” by Uncle Kracker Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, because it’s simple One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York City Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Snowboarding Items on her bucket list: Skydive, start a family and travel the world

2010 (Freshman): Appeared in all 19 games, starting 16 of them … finished third on the team with 20 shots, seven of which were on goal … notched a pair of assists in EKU’s 4-0 thrashing of Presbyterian (Sept. 17) … recorded the game-winning assist to fellow freshman Nicole Donnelly in the sixth minute of that game and then found senior Carly Muller for another score in the 51st minute …played all but six minutes and fired a shot in EKU’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game with Eastern Illinois (Nov. 4).

Her professional goals: Maintain a career that she enjoys Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Scoring her first game-winner

High School and/or Club Experience: Was a high school and club team captain … helped Tesoro High reach the Coast League CIF Playoffs every year she was there, and was Rookie of the Year … currently plays club soccer for United FC … was a four-time state champion, a three-time regional champion (and the leading scorer at regionals) with the SC Blues and a national champion with the Irvine Strikers. Personal: Born April 30, 1992 … daughter of Mark and Shari Nomady … major is undeclared.

Nomady’s Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 19-16 20-10 39-26

G 0 1 1

A 2 1 3

PTS 2 3 5

SH 20 8 28

GW 0 1 1

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Get to know Kristan Paynter ...

#19 • Midfielder • 5-3 • Jr.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She hates ketchup

Kristan Paynter

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Skeet shooting

Danville, Ky. (Boyle County)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Casa Fiesta

2011 (Sophomore): Became a regular in EKU’s starting lineup as she started 17 of the 18 games in which she appeared … notched her firstcareer goal against UNC Asheville (Sept. 2), a game-winner that came just two minutes into the game off a pass from Paige Larkin … attempted 11 shots during the year, five of which were on target … played a seasonhigh 66 minutes and fired a season-high two shots on goal in a non-conference matchup against Longwood (Oct. 21).

Her favorite song, currently: “Meet Virginia” by Train Her favorite social media forum: Instagram, because she loves pictures One place in America she would like to road trip to: California, for the beach

2010 (Freshman): Appeared in 14 games during the season, playing a season-high 53 minutes at Big East foe Louisville in the Colonels’ season opener (Aug. 20) … attempted five shots during the year, three of which were on goal … played 15 minutes in EKU’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game versus Eastern Illinois (Nov. 4).

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Making s’mores Items on her bucket list: Learn to surf, live in Australia for a year and make a million dollars paynting

High School and/or Club Experience: Helped lead the Lady Rebels to the state elite eight three of the four years she was there … as a senior in 2009, she was named first team all-district, first team all-region and second team all-state … plays club soccer for the Central Kentucky Soccer Club and helped the team win the GIT Bracket Championship, the Music City Invitational Championship and the KSSL Premier Division Championship … Paynter was named the MVP of the Tampa Bay Sun Bowl Showcase … also played for the Kentucky ODP State Team from 2007-08.

Her professional goals: Make a lot of money Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Miami (Ohio)

Personal: Born July 29, 1992 … daughter of Charlie and Jane Paynter … major is art/graphic design.

Paynter’s Career Stats Year 2010 2011 Totals

G-GS 17-0 18-17 35-17

G 0 1 1

A 0 0 0

PTS 0 2 2

SH 5 11 16

GW 0 1 1

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Get to know Kaylynn Brown ...

#6 • Midfielder • 5-6 • So.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She’s never seen lightning bugs

Kaylynn Brown

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics

Alta Loma, Calif. (Los Osos)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Thai Smile

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in all 20 of the Colonels’ games while starting 16 of them … led EKU with 18 shots on goal … finished third on the team with 30 shots … notched her first-career goal in a 1-1 tie with Gardner-Webb (Sept. 4), receiving a pass from Devon Saini and scoring from 12 yards out just four minutes into that contest … led the Colonels with three shots on goal in a 1-0 victory over Ohio Valley Conference opponent Eastern Illinois (Oct. 14) … played 64 minutes and fired a shot on goal in the Colonels’ OVC Tournament game against UT Martin (Nov. 4).

Her favorite song, currently: “Pink Matter” by Frank Ocean Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, because people tweet the most random things One place in America she would like to road trip to: Florida, because she’s never been

High School and/or Club Experience: Helped lead the Los Osos High School Grizzlies to Baseline League Championships from 2008-10 ... as a senior at Los Osos, she was named all-league after leading her team and league in assists ... as a junior, she was named a team captain and team MVP ... also earned the Academic Athletic Award her last three years of high school ... played club soccer for the Arsenal FC and was a key member of three straight Coast League Championship teams from 2008-10 ... led Arsenal in goals from 2009-10 and was named to the ECNL Team from 2009-11.

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Wakeboarding Items on her bucket list: Backpack around Europe, swim with a whale shark and go to a World Cup game Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Morehead State

Personal: Born February 25, 1993 ... daughter of Deanna Brown ... major is undeclared.

Browns’s Career Stats Year 2011 Totals

G-GS 20-16 20-16

G 1 1

A 0 0

PTS 2 2

SH 30 30

GW 0 0

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Get to know Emily D’Italia ...

#18 • Defender • 5-9 • r-So.

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Judo or Tae Kwon Do

Emily D’Italia

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Casa Fiesta

Gaithersburg, Md. (Quince Orchard)

Her favorite social media forum: None

2011 (Sophomore): Became a regular on the Colonels’ unyielding backline, starting 16 games on the season and going the distance in 12 of them … finished the season fifth on the team with 1,394 minutes played … attempted three shots on the season, one of which was on target … played 70 minutes at center back in EKU’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game against UT Martin (Nov. 4).

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Hiking Her professional goals: Become a psychiatrist Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Beating Miami (Ohio)

2010 (Freshman): Started two games on the backline at Robert Morris University before sitting out the rest of the season with a medical redshirt. High School and/or Club Experience: Named second team all-state as a senior and to the Washington Post All-Met squad as a junior and senior ... helped lead Quince Orchard to a state championship in 2007 and regional championships in 2008 and 2009 ... also experienced great success at the club level, where she won a 2009 Maryland state championship with the Laurel Lightning and won back-to-back USL national championships while playing for the Washington Freedom in 2009 and 2010 ... a Super Y ODP National Pool player in 2008 and 2009. Personal: Born Feb. 3, 1992 ... daughter of Sally and Michael D’Italia ... major is psychology.

D’Italia’s Career Stats Year 2011 Totals

G-GS 16-16 16-16

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS 0 0

SH 3 3

GW 0 0

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Returning Colonels

Get to know Paige Larkin ...

#5 • Defender • 5-4 • So.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She is a really picky eater

Paige Larkin

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Basketball, because she played three years of varsity in high school

Cerritos, Calif. (Cerritos)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: O’Charleys

2011 (Freshman): Named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team after starting all 20 games on the Colonel backline and going the distance in 16 of them … finished second on the team with 1,768 minutes played … was one of the leaders of a staunch EKU defense that did not allow multiple goals in any of the Colonels’ final12 regular season contests ... was named the OVC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11 following a weekend in which she went the distance in a pair of games against UT Martin (Oct. 7) and Southeast Missouri (Oct. 9) and came forward to notch the game-winner (her first career score) off a cross from Stephany Ellison in the 53rd minute of the win over UTM … recorded her first-career assist in a convincing 4-0 win over UNC Asheville (Sept. 2).

Her favorite song, currently: “Amen” by Meek Mill, featuring Drake and Jeremih Her favorite social media forum: Instagram, because she likes to look at life through pictures One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York, to see the big city and the bright lights Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Mini-golf

High School and/or Club Experience: While only playing one year of varsity soccer at Cerritos (she played three years of varsity basketball), she was named a Scholar Athlete and earned the Coaches Award ... played club soccer for the Slammers FC before becoming teammates with Kaylynn Brown on the Arsenal FC ... experienced great success at the club level as she won three state championships, two Region IV Championships, a Manchester United Nike Championship, a Gothia Cup Championship in Sweden and was a National Championship finalist.

Items on her bucket list: Skydive, bungee jump and travel the world Her professional goals: Get a job that she loves Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Scoring the gamewinner against UT Martin

Larkin’s Career Stats Year 2011 Totals

G-GS 20-20 20-20

G 1 1

A 1 1

PTS 3 3

SH 6 6

GW 1 1

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Returning Colonels

Get to know Ashley Ryan ...

#17 • Defender • 5-7 • So.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She is leftfooted and right-handed

Ashley Ryan

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Ping-pong and gymnastics

Fairfield, Ohio (Fairfield)

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Sweets and Treats

2011 (Freshman): Played in 14 games on the season, all off the bench … scored a pair of goals … notched her first-career score in the Colonels’ convincing 4-0 win over UNC Asheville (Sept. 2) … then scored a goal off an assist from Deja Tennon five minutes into the second half of the Colonels’ 2-1 win over Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion UT Martin (Oct. 7).

Her favorite song, currently: “Who Gon Stop Me” by Jay-Z and Kanye West Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, because all the random thoughts are on it

High School and/or Club Experience: Named first team All-Greater Miami Conference and Fairfield High School’s most valuable midfielder ... was also named the Fairfield Athlete of the Week twice and was selected to the GMC All-Academic Team and the Fairfield District Captain’s Council ... played club soccer for the Fairfield Optimist SC and was named a cocaptain of the team for three years.

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Texas, for the awesome boot selection Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Laying out

Personal: Born December 10, 1992 ... daughter of Shawn and Jen Ryan ... major is occupational therapy.

Items on her bucket list: Skydive, go to Australia and swim with dolphins Her professional goals: Become an occupational therapist

Ryan’s Career Stats Year 2011 Totals

G-GS 14-0 14-0

G 2 2

A 0 0

PTS 4 4

SH 7 7

Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Scoring a goal against UT Martin

GW 0 0

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Get to know Devon Saini ...

#10 • Forward • 5-7 • So.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She cried and threw up almost every day of preschool because she missed her parents

Devon Saini

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: If hot dog eating was an Olympic sport, she’d crush the competition

Avon, Ohio (Avon) 2011 (Freshman): Led EKU with four goals on the season, two of which were game-winners … also led the Colonels with nine points … Appeared in 20 games and started 17 of them … exploded onto the collegiate soccer scene by scoring a pair of goals in an early season home win over regionally-ranked Miami (Ohio) (Aug. 28) … scored the first goal of the game in the 20th minute and the second off a perfect ball from Laurent Fant in the fourth minute of overtime to secure the win, the Colonels’ first-ever against the RedHawks … named the Ohio Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week for her efforts in that game … notched another gamewinner in the Colonels’ 2-1 win over OVC opponent Tennessee Tech (Sept. 30), rebounding a shot by Fant and placing it in the upper-left hand corner of the net in the 53rd minute to seal the win … also scored in the Colonels’ 4-0 win over UNC Asheville (Sept. 2) … recorded her first-career assist to Kaylynn Brown in a 1-1 tie with Gardner-Webb (Sept. 4).

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Thai Smile Her favorite song, currently: “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” by the Eli Young Band Her favorite social media forum: Facebook; it’s the only she uses One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York City, because she feels like every American needs to go the Big Apple at least once, and she has still never been Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Walking her dog

High School and/or Club Experience: Helped lead Avon High School to two district championships and three conference championships while scoring 49 goals and recording 46 assists during her career ... was a three-time first team All-Lorain County selection, a three-time first team All-West Shore Conference selection, a two-time first team All-Greater Cleveland selection and the two-time Lorain County and West Shore Conference Players of the Year ... was also a two-year team captain, two-time team MVP and a 2010 Division All-Ohio selection ... was a team captain on her club team, the Cleveland Internationals SC, and helped lead the Internationals to Midwest Division Super Y Championships in 2008 and 2010, the State Cup Finals in 2006 and 2009-10 and the U.S. Club Regional Final in 2007 ... also attended the Super Y Olympic Development Program National Camp in 2009.

Items on her bucket list: Skydive, go backpacking and own a Victorian style home Her professional goals: Become a physician assistant Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Making it rain for dayz with Kaylynn Brown

Personal: Born February 26, 1993 ... daughter of Barb and Lucky Saini ... major is sports management.

Saini’s Career Stats Year 2011 Totals

G-GS 20-17 20-17

G 4 4

A 1 1

PTS 9 9

SH 26 26

GW 2 2

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Returning Colonels

Get to know Whitney Wallace ...

#25 • Midfielder • 5-7 • So.

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She loves cats

Whitney Wallace

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: 400-meter hurdles Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Olive Garden

Somerset, Ky. (Somerset)

Her favorite song, currently: “Don’t Wake Me Up” by Chris Brown

2011 (Freshman): Appeared in three games during the season, seeing a season-high 20 minutes against Big East foe Louisville (Aug. 19) … recorded nine minutes of action in EKU’s Ohio Valley Conference Tournament game against UT Martin (Nov. 4).

Her favorite social media forum: Twitter; she loves tweeting about everything

High School and/or Club Experience: A co-captain at Somerset High School ... helped lead the Briar Jumpers to district championships and class ‘A’ region championships in 2009 and 2010 and a region runner-up finish in 2010 ... named second team all-state in 2010 and was all-region, all-district and all-county from 2008-10 ... played club soccer for the Kentucky Rush and the Central Kentucky SC, where she won three consecutive KSSL Premier League Championships from 2008-10 ... also helped lead her club teams to runner-up finishes at the Brentwood Adidas Cup in 2007 and the Midwest College Showcase from 2009-10 ... Her father, Steve Wallace, played soccer for Georgetown College.

One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York City, to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Tanning and “laking” Items on her bucket list: Go to a World Cup game, go skydiving and run a marathon Her professional goals: Become a criminal defense attorney and own her own firm eventually

Personal: Born November 23, 1992 ... daughter of Steve Wallace and Nikki Lewis ... major is criminal justice and English.

Her favorite memory from the 2011 season: Squatting 335 pounds to beat the program record

Wallace’s Career Stats Year 2011 Totals

G-GS 3-0 3-0

G 0 0

A 0 0

PTS 0 0

SH 0 0

GW 0 0

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2012 Newcomers

#14 • Defender • 5-8 • Fr.

#13 • Midfielder/Forward • 5-3 • Fr.

Katie Bright

Dani Cant

Fort Mill, S.C. (Nation Ford)

Calgary, Alberta (St. Francis)

High School and/or Club Experience: Helped lead Nation Ford High School to the state tournament her last three seasons ... was named first team all-area as a senior and first team all-region as a junior and senior ... played club soccer for the Lake Norman SC, with whom she was a U.S. Club Nationals participant in 2009 and a key member of NCYSA Final Four teams in 2010 and 2011 ... was also an all-region and all-state basketball player at Nation Ford High.

High School and/or Club Experience: Led St. Francis High School to a Calgary High School Championship in 2009 ... played club soccer with the Calgary Blizzard Threat SC, winning six Calgary City Championships (2006-11), three Alberta Provincial Championships (2006, 2008, 2010) and a bronze medal at the 2010 Canadian National Club Championships ... helped her club team to 15 gold medal finishes in league, provincial, tournament and college showcase events since 2005 ... on an individual level, led the Blizzard Threat in scoring at the 2008 and 2010 Canadian National Club Championships, and she was selected to represent Calgary Zone at the 2008 Alberta Summer Games ... also picked up valuable Olympic Development Program (ODP) experience as a 2010 Alberta Provincial Pool player.

Get to know Katie Bright ...

Get to know Dani Cant ...

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She has an identical twin sister

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She hates feet Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Track and field

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Basketball, because she played in high school

Her favorite song, currently: “Natural Disaster” by Zac Brown Band

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Panera Bread

Her favorite social media forum: Facebook, because she likes to see everyone’s pictures

Her favorite song, currently: “Time Is Love” by Josh Turner One place in America she would like to road trip to: New Orleans Her favorite social media forum: Twitter Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Hiking One place in America she would like to road trip to: Colorado, because it’s really pretty there

Items on her bucket list: Go to Greece

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Mini Golf

Her professional goals: She’s not sure

Her professional goals: Neonatal physician assistant or OBGYN

She chose Eastern Kentucky because: She really liked the campus and how it’s a smaller school

She chose Eastern Kentucky because: She liked the size of the school, the coach and its soccer program

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2012 Newcomers

#21 • Midfielder/Forward • 5-3 • Fr.

#22 • Midfielder • 5-4 • Fr.

Mallory Dunn

Mikala Ferguson

Louisville, Ky. (Male)

Grove City, Ohio (Grove City)

High School and/or Club Experience: A four-year varsity player at Male, Dunn led the Lady Bulldogs to their first-ever sub-sectional championship game as a senior captain in 2011 ... scored the only goal of the sub-sectional game against Christian Academy ... was named Male’s Offensive Player of the Year and honorable mention all-state in 2011 ... plays club soccer for Mockingbird out of Louisville ... was also a first team all-state sprinter at Male, running the third-fastest 200 meters time in the state of Kentucky as a senior.

High School and/or Club Experience: Played soccer at Grove City High School ... also played club soccer for the Ohio Premiere Eagles from 2009-12 ... as a member of the Ohio Premiere Eagles, she won an Ohio State Cup Championship in 2007 and reached the Ohio State Cup Finals in 2006 and 2009.

Get to know Mallory Dunn ...

Get to know Mikala Ferguson ...

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She’s obsessed with dogs

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She loves dogs Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Track and field, she was all-state in high school

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Panera Bread

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Qdoba

Her favorite song, currently: “I Don’t Want This Night To End” by Luke Bryan

Her favorite song, currently: “Adorn” by Miguel Her favorite social media forum: Twitter; she loves tweeting Her favorite social media forum: Instagram One place in America she would like to road trip to: New York City, to watch the ball drop

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Los Angeles, because of the beautiful weather and celebrity atmosphere

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Boating and laying out Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Walking (sight-seeing) Items on her bucket list: Go to a World Cup game, skydive and travel

Items on her bucket list: Travel to a tropical island, own one billion dollars and get married and have kids

Her professional goals: Have a good job Her professional goals: She’s not sure She chose Eastern Kentucky because: The team chemistry and to win an OVC championship

She chose Eastern Kentucky because: The family-like atmosphere

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2012 Newcomers

#0 • Goalkeeper • 5-11 • Fr.

#9 • Midfielder • 5-7 • Fr.

Samm Melton

Taylor Perkins

St. Charles, Mo. (Francis Howell)

Elizabethtown, Ky. (Elizabethtown)

High School and/or Club Experience: Led Francis Howell High School to a Gateway Athletic Conference Championship in 2009, a sectional championship and an appearance in the state quarterfinals in 2010 and a district championship in 2011 ... recorded a 0.88 save percentage as a senior in 2011 and ranked fourth in the conference in solo shutouts ... was also named an all-academic team member from 2009-11 ... played club soccer with the St. Louis Scott Gallagher Elite, with whom she played in the Midwest Regional League (MRL) for four years and the Elite Clubs National League (ENCL) for two.

High School and/or Club Experience: Named all-state, all-region and all-district while leading Elizabethtown High School to a district championship and a region runner-up finish as a senior in 2011 ... also helped the Lady Panthers win the SON Cup and the Lexington Catholic Lady Knight’s Challenge Cup in 2011 ... was a captain on her club team, the Mockingbird Valley SC, and led the team to a state championship in 2011.

Get to know Samm Melton ...

Get to know Taylor Perkins ...

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She loves linedancing

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She is a picky eater

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Basketball, because of her height

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Handball Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Olive Garden

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Jimmy John’s Her favorite song, currently: “Pontoon” by Little Big Town Her favorite song, currently: “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, to keep in touch with friends

Her favorite social media forum: Facebook, because it’s easier to keep in touch with people

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Hawaii, because she’s never been there

One place in America she would like to road trip to: Yellowstone National Park, to see the animals

Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Building slip n slides Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Spending time at the lake Items on her bucket list: Go to the World Cup and go skydiving Items on her bucket list: Spend a year in Haiti, take a long backpacking trip through Europe and skydive

Her professional goals: Become an occupational therapist

Her professional goals: Attend seminary and establish a career in ministry

She chose Eastern Kentucky because: It was close to home and she loves the campus

She chose Eastern Kentucky because: It felt like EKU was where she was supposed to be when she visited campus for the first time

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2012 Newcomers

#16 • Midfielder/Forward • 5-2 • Fr.

#23 • Midfielder/Defender • 5-3• Fr.

Amani Thomas

Merrissa Vault

Pickering, Ontario (Pickering)

Boca Raton, Fla. (Boca Raton Community)

High School and/or Club Experience: Was a key member of the Pickering High School team that won the LOSSA Championship in 2010 ... played club soccer for the Pickering Power, with whom she experienced great success, winning the OYSL, the OYSL Cup and the Ontario-Quebec Cup Championships in 2010 and 2011 and winning the Club National Championship in 2010 ... in 2008, she was named an All-Star National Gold Medalist while playing for the Pickering Power ... also brings ODP experience, as she played on the Ontario Provincial Team from 2008-09 and the Durham Regional Team in 2007.

High School and/or Club Experience: Helped lead the Boca Ration Community High School Bobcats to the district championships from 200911, a regional championship in 2010 and a state finals appearance in 2010 ... also played club soccer for Team Boca for six years.

Get to know Amani Thomas ...

Get to know Merrissa Vault ...

Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Track

One thing people probably don’t know about her: She likes to read

Her favorite social media forum: Twitter, because it’s addictive Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Track One place in America she would like to road trip to: California, because she’s never been

Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Chick-fil-A

She chose Eastern Kentucky because: She liked the team and the school

Her favorite song, currently: “Burn” Her favorite social media forum: Instagram Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Jet skiing Items on her bucket list: Go whitewater rafting, ride an elephant and swim with dolphins Her professional goals: Attend medical school She chose Eastern Kentucky because: The team was nice and the team was competitive

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2012 Newcomers

#1 • Goalkeeper • 5-4 • Fr.

Erika Wolfer Cincinnati, Ohio (Ursuline Academy) High School and/or Club Experience: Compiled a record of 57-11-9 as a four-year starter at Ursuline Academy ... as a senior in 2011, Wolfer, who recorded 13 shutouts and allowed only 10 goals, was named first team All-GGCL while leading Ursuline Academy to a GGCL Championship and a trip to the region finals ... played club soccer with the Cincinnati United Premiere, with whom she reached the Ohio State Cup Quarterfinals in 2009 ... also played on the ODP regional team and was a state team alternate from 2008-09.

Get to know Erika Wolfer ... Her best non-soccer Olympic sport would be: Gymnastics Her favorite place to eat in Richmond: Koto Japanese Bistro Her favorite song, currently: “Drunk on You” by Luke Bryan Her favorite social media forum: Facebook One place in America she would like to road trip to: Norris Lake, because it’s really pretty and close Her favorite non-sport outdoor activity: Snowboarding Items on her bucket list: Go surfing and watch the Winter Olympics in person Her professional goals: Become a nurse She chose Eastern Kentucky because: It was a good size and she really liked the team

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2011 Statistics

2011 Individual Statistics Overall: 7-10-3 Conf: 5-3-1 Home: 3-5-1 Away: 4-4-2 Neut: 0-1-0 ## Name GP-GS Min G 15 Nicole Donnelly 18-14 1273 2 13 Stephany Ellison 17-1 602 2 6 Kaylynn Brown 20-16 1445 1 10 Devon Saini 20-17 1413 4 8 Lauren Fant 20-20 1792 1 9 Heather Bruce 20-16 1287 0 20 Deja Tennon 19-19 1600 0 19 Kristan Paynter 18-17 605 1 24 Brittany Nomady 20-10 1363 1 22 Stephanie Murray 18-14 1287 0 17 Ashley Ryan 14-0 298 2 12 Tess Akgunduz 20-6 783 0 4 Katie Collar 16-1 411 0 5 Paige Larkin 20-20 1768 1 21 Sydney Montgomery 9-7 526 1 18 Emily D’Italia 16-16 1394 0 23 Maggie Whitfield 11-0 152 0 28 Hayley Wright 14-5 378 0 25 Whitney Wallace 3-0 40 0 0 Lyndsay Vance 1-1 61 0 2 Courtney Klaas 11-0 143 0 1 Annie Wickett 20-19 1808 0 7 Sarah LeBrun 7-1 66 0 3 Janelle Coates 5-0 41 0 Total............... 20 20536 18 Opponents........... 20 28 ## Name 1 Annie Wickett 0 Lyndsay Vance TM TEAM Total............... Opponents...........

GP-GS 20-17 1-1 20 20

Min 1807:42 61:32 0:00 1869:14 1869:14

A 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 20

Pts 6 5 2 9 3 0 2 2 3 0 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 47 76

Sh 37 32 30 26 22 21 15 11 8 8 7 7 6 6 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 247 259

Shot% .054 .062 .033 .154 .045 .000 .000 .091 .125 .000 .286 .000 .000 .167 .250 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .073 .108

SOG 15 12 18 13 8 8 6 5 5 1 5 3 4 3 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 122

SOG% .405 .375 .600 .500 .364 .381 .400 .455 .625 .125 .714 .429 .667 .500 .500 .333 1.000 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .462 .471

GA 25 3 0 28 18

Avg 1.24 4.39 0.00 1.35 0.87

Saves 85 6 3 94 96

Pct .773 .667 1.000 .770 .842

W 6 0 0 6 10

L 9 1 0 10 6

GW PK-ATT 0 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 2 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 0-0 1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 1 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 0 0-0 0 0-0 7 0-0 10 1-1 T 2 0 0 2 2

Sho 3 0 0 3 9

2011 Team Statistics Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game Assists Corner Kicks

EKU 18-247 0.90 .073 114-247 .462 12.4 11 84

OPP 28-259 1.40 .108 122-259 .471 12.9 20 86

Goals by Period EKU Opponents

1st 7 10

2nd 10 16

OT 1 1

OT2 0 1

Total 18 28

Shots by Period EKU Opponents

1st 98 121

2nd 138 123

OT 8 9

OT2 3 6

Total 247 259

Saves by Period EKU Opponents

1st 46 39

2nd 42 52

OT 2 3

OT2 4 2

Total 94 96

Corners by Period 1st

2nd

OT

OT2

EKU

33

47

1

3

Opponents

39

44

2

1

Total 84 86

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All-Time Results 10/12 at Southeast Missouri* 10/17 UT MARTIN* 10/19 MURRAY STATE* 10/24 SIUE 10/26 at Jacksonville State 11/7 vs UT Martin! * OVC opponent ... ! OVC Tournament

All-Time Results 2005 (1-14-1, 1-8-0 OVC) 8/31 at Kentucky L 0-5 9/3 at Butler L 0-3 9/10 at Jacksonville! (2OT) T 0-0 9/11 at Stetson! L 0-1 9/16 vs. Western Carolina# L 0-1 9/18 at Furman# L 1-3 9/23 SAMFORD* W 1-0 9/25 JACKSONVILLE STATE* L 0-2 9/30 at UT Martin* L 0-6 10/2 at Murray State* L 0-4 10/7 EASTERN ILLINOIS* L 0-3 10/9 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI* L 0-1 10/14 at Tennessee Tech* L 1-6 10/16 at Austin Peay* L 1-2 10/21 at Morehead State* (2OT) L 0-1 10/29 at Xavier L 0-2 * OVC opponent ... ! JU/Best Western Invitational .... # Furman Select KickoямА Classic

2009 (5-11-3, 2-3-3 OVC) 8/19 at Kent State 8/23 at Miami (Ohio) 8/28 SIUE 8/30 at Western Kentucky 9/4 CLEVELAND STATE 9/6 WINTHROP 9/13 CINCINNATI 9/18 at Jacksonville 9/20 at Florida 9/27 at Austin Peay* 10/2 TENNESSEE TECH* 10/4 JACKSONVILLE STATE* 10/9 at Morehead State* 10/11 FRANCIS MARION 10/16 at UT Martin* 10/18 at Murray State* 10/23 EASTERN ILLINOIS* 10/25 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI* 11/5 vs Murray State! * OVC opponent ... ! OVC Tournament

2006 (4-12-2, 2-5-2 OVC) 8/25 DETROIT 8/27 at Chattanooga 9/1 at Kentucky! 9/3 vs. Wright State! 9/8 at Western Kentucky 9/10 INDIANA STATE 9/17 BUTLER 9/20 at Marshall 9/24 MOREHEAD STATE* 9/29 at Samford* 10/1 at Jacksonville State* 10/6 UT MARTIN* 10/8 MURRAY STATE* 10/13 at Eastern Illinois* 10/15 at Southeast Missouri* 10/20 TENNESSEE TECH* 10/22 AUSTIN PEAY* 10/25 at Evansville * OVC opponent ... ! UK Invitational

W 2-0 L 1-3 L 0-7 L 0-3 L 1-3 (OT) W 2-1 L 1-4 L 0-4 L 1-2 L 1-3 L 1-2 (2OT) T 0-0 (2OT) T 0-0 L 0-3 L 0-2 W 1-0 W 3-0 L 0-4

8/20 at Louisville 8/22 XAVIER 8/27 at Kansas 8/29 at SIUE 9/3 WRIGHT STATE 9/5 at Valparaiso 9/12 WESTERN KENTUCKY 9/17 PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE 9/19 at Detroit Mercy 9/24 MURRAY STATE* 9/26 UT MARTIN* 10/3 TENNESSEE TECH* 10/8 at Southeast Missouri* 10/10 at Eastern Illinois* 10/15 at Jacksonville State* 10/17 at Austin Peay* 10/24 MOREHEAD STATE* 10/27 LONGWOOD 11/4 vs Eastern Illinois! * OVC opponent ... ! OVC Tournament

(2OT) T 0-0 L 0-4 L 1-2 W 1-0 (2OT) T 0-0 (OT) L 1-2 L 0-1 L 2-6 L 0-2 L 0-9 L 0-1 L 0-1 L 1-3 W 3-0 L 0-7 W 2-0 (2OT) T 1-1 W 2-1

WESTERN KENTUCKY at Chattanooga at Fresno State at San Francisco at Akron at Cleveland State KENT STATE at Radford MOREHEAD STATE* at Francis Marion at Tennessee Tech* AUSTIN PEAY* at Eastern Illinois*

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L 1-4 W 1-0 L 0-3 L 0-2 L 0-3 T 0-0 T 1-1 W 4-0 W 2-1 W 1-0 W 2-1 W 1-0 L 0-1 L 0-1 W 5-0 L 0-1 L 1-2 L 0-1 L 1-2

2011 (7-10-1, 5-3-1 OVC) 8/19 LOUISVILLE 8/23 at Kentucky 8/26 at Wright State 8/28 MIAMI (OHIO) 9/2 at UNC Asheville 9/4 GARDNER-WEBB 9/9 MARSHALL 9/11 DETROIT MERCY 9/16 at Xavier 9/23 at Morehead State* 9/30 at Tennessee Tech* 10/2 at Jacksonville State* 10/7 UT MARTIN* 10/9 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI* 10/14 at Eastern Illinois* 10/16 at SIUE* 10/21 at Longwood 10/28 AUSTIN PEAY* 10/30 MURRAY STATE* 11/4 vs UT Martin! * OVC opponent ... ! OVC Tournament

2008 (8-8-3, 5-3 OVC) 8/24 8/31 9/5 9/7 9/12 9/14 9/19 9/21 9/26 9/28 10/3 10/5 10/10

L 1-2 L 0-3 W 1-0 L 0-1 W 2-0 W 2-1 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 1-5 (2OT) T 0-0 (OT) L 1-2 W 1-0 (2OT) T 0-0 L 0-3 L 0-2 (2OT) T 0-0 L 0-1 W 1-0 L 0-1

2010 (7-10-2, 4-4-0 OVC)

2007 (4-11-3, 2-6-1 OVC) 8/31 at Maryland 9/2 at Towson 9/7 at Indiana State 9/9 at Detroit 9/11 CHATTANOOGA 9/14 RADFORD 9/16 AKRON 9/21 at Western Kentucky 9/28 EASTERN ILLINOIS* 9/30 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI* 10/5 at UT Martin* 10/7 at Murray State* 10/12 SAMFORD* 10/14 JACKSONVILLE STATE* 10/19 at Morehead State* 10/26 at Tennessee Tech* 10/28 at Austin Peay* 10/31 EVANSVILLE * OVC opponent

W 1-0 W 1-0 L 1-3 W 1-0 W 2-0 (3OT) T 0-0 (Lost in PKs)

(2OT) T 1-1 W 2-0 L 0-1 W 1-0 L 1-2 L 0-1 L 0-1 L 0-3 (OT) L 2-3 (2OT) T 1-1 (OT) L 1-2 W 3-0 W 2-1

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L 0-5 L 1-2 L 0-1 (OT) W 2-1 W 4-0 T 1-1 L 0-4 L 0-1 (2OT) L 0-1 W 1-0 W 2-1 (2OT) T 1-1 W 2-1 L 0-1 W 1-0 (OT) L 0-1 (2OT) T 1-1 W 2-1 L 0-1 L 0-4


COLONELS

All-Time Roster Hess, Alex Hoffman, Taylor Hollenberg, Eva Hoots, Wendy

All-Time Roster -aAaAkgunduz, Tess

2010-12

2009 2006-07 2006-09 2005-08 -iIi-

-bBbBales, Samantha Barch, Amanda Bright, Katie Brown, Kaylynn Bruce, Heather Buzzell, Morgan

Imsande, Lauren Ismer, Lindsay

2010 2010 2012 2011-12 2008-11 2007-08

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All-Time Awards OVC Offensive Player of the Year Kayla Swearingen (co-winner)

All-Time Record vs. Opponents Opponent 2008 Akron Austin Peay

First Team All-OVC Heather Bruce Maddy Shumaker Nicole Donnelly Carly Muller

2008 2008 2010 2010

Second Team All-OVC Christina Graul Jessica Goshert Carly Muller Laura Caldon Kayla Swearingen Ashley Green Stephanie Lynch Deja Tennon Lauren Fant Annie Wickett

2005 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2008-09 2010-11 2011 2011

OVC All-Newcomer Team Janine Davie Georgia Koromelas Carly Muller Heather Bruce Alex Hess Nicole Donnelly Paige Larkin Annie Wickett

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2011

OVC Offensive Player of the Week Lauren Imsande (co-winner) Laura Caldon Lauren Imsande Nicole Donnelly Devon Saini OVC Defensive Player of the Week Eva Hollenberg Gabriella Wolf Jessica Goshert Katie Collar Lauren Fant Paige Larkin

Butler Chattanooga Cincinnati Cleveland State Detroit Detroit Mercy Eastern Illinois Evansville Florida Francis Marion Fresno State Furman Gardner- Webb Indiana State IPFW Jacksonville Jacksonville State Kansas Kent State Kentucky

2008 (9/2) 2008 (10/14) 2009 (9/8) 2010 (9/28) 2011 (8/30)

Longwood Louisville Marshall Maryland Miami (Ohio) Morehead State Murray State

2008 (10/7) 2008 (10/14) 2009 (9/8) 2010 (9/28) 2011 (8/30) 2011 (10/11)

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OVC Goalkeeper of the Week Christina Graul Stephanie Lynch

Lyndsay Vance Annie Wickett

OVC All-Tournament Team Stephanie Murray Maddy Shumaker

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Samford San Francisco SIU Edwardsville Southeast Missouri Stetson Tennessee Tech Towson UT Martin UNC Asheville Valparaiso

2008 2008

Western Carolina Western Kentucky Winthrop Wright State

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Individual Records Single Game Goals: 2 - Kayla Swearingen (at Jacksonville State, 10/14/07), Janelle Coates (at Jacksonville State, 10/15/10), Nicole Donnelly (vs. Presbyterian, 9/17/10, and vs. UT Martin, 9/26/10), Devon Saini (vs. Miami (Ohio), 8/28/11) Assists: 2 - Ashley Green (vs. Jacksonville State, 10/14/07), Heather Bruce (vs. Cincinnati, 9/13/09), Lauren Fant (at Jacksonville State, 10/15/10) and Brittany Nomady (vs. Presbyterian, 9/17/10) Points: 4 - Kayla Swearingen (vs. Jacksonville State, 10/14/07), Janelle Coates (at Jacksonville State, 10/15/10), Nicole Donnelly (vs. Presbyterian, 9/17/10, and vs. UT Martin, 9/26/10), Devon Saini (vs. Miami (Ohio), 8/28/11) Saves: 19 - Stephanie Lynch (at Maryland, 8/31/07) *OVC Record Single Season

Kayla Swearingen is one of the most prolific oensive players in EKU history as she owns career records in goals (11) and points (23)

Goals: 6 (Nicole Donnelly, 2010) Assists: 3 (Ashley Green, 2007, Jessica Reed, 2008, Gabriella Wolf, 2008, and Heather Bruce, 2009) Points: 12 (Nicole Donnelly, 2010) Shots: 40 (Nicole Donnelly, 2010) Game-Winning Goals: 3 (Heather Bruce, 2008, Laura Caldon, 2008, Lauren Imsande, 2009, and Nicole Donnelly, 2010) Minutes Played: 1,792 (Lauren Fant, 2011) Saves: 142 (Graul, 2005) Goals Against Average: 0.95 (Stephanie Lynch, 2008)

Career Records Lists Goals 1. Kalya Swearingen (2005-08) 2. Nicole Donnelly (2010-11) 3. Alex Hartwick (2007-09) Lauren Imsande (2006-09) Carly Muller (2007-10) Alex Raich (2007-10) 7. Laura Caldon (2005-08) 8. Heather Bruce (2008-11) Devon Saini (2011)

Team Records Single Game

Assists

Goals: 5 (at Jacksonville State, 10/15/10) Assists: 4 (vs. Presbyterian, 9/17/10) Points: 13 (at Jacksonville State, 10/15/10) Saves: 19 (at Maryland, 8/31/07)

1. Carly Muller (2007-10) 2. Ashley Green (2007-09) 3. Heather Bruce (2008-11) Alex Raich (2007-10) Jessica Reed (2008-10) Gabriella Wolf (2007-08) Lauren Fant (2010-11) Brittany Nomady (2010-11) 9. Sarah Caldon (2005-07) Katie Collar (2009-11) Jessica Goshert (2006-09 Eva Hollenberg (2006-09) Lindsay Ismer (2005-08)

Single Season Wins: 8 (2008) Most Overtime Games: 5 (2008, 2011) Most Goals: 20 (2008, 2010) Most Assists: 13 (2010) Most Points: 53 (2010) Most Shots: 247 (2011) Most Shutouts: 8 (2008)

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Points 1. Kayla Swearingen (2005-08) 2. Carly Muller (2007-10) 3. Nicole Donnelly (2010-11) 4. Alex Raich (2007-10) 5. Lauren Imsande (2006-09)

23 20 18 17 16

Games Played 1. Lauren Imsande (2006-09) 2. Alex Raich (2007-10) Stephanie Murray (2008-11) 4. Kayla Swearingen (2005-08) 5. Heather Bruce (2008-11) Jessica Goshert (2006-09)

73 72 72 71 70 70

Saves 1. Stephanie Lynch (2007-10) 2. Christina Graul (2005-06) 3. Annie Wickett (2011) 4. Emma Werner (2009) 5. Morgan Buzzell (2007-08)

382 274 85 19 18

Shutouts 1. Stephanie Lynch (2007-10) 2. Christina Graul (2006-06) 3. Annie Wickett (2011) 4. Lyndsay Vance (2010-11)

The 2010 Colonels broke or tied records for goals, assists and points in a season

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Opponent Directory U Asheville UNC B Bulldogs

R Robert Morris C Colonials

Game #1 • Aug 17 • 5 p.m.

Location – A Asheville, h N.C. Conference – Big South Head Coach – Michelle Demko 2011 Record – 5-15 Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Mike Gore Office – 828-251-6923 Email – mgore@unca.edu SID Fax - 828-251-6386 Website- www.uncabulldogs.com

C Cincinnati Bearcats B

Game #2 • Aug. 19 • 1 p.m.

Location – Moon Township, Pa. Conference – Northeast Head Coach – John Kowalski 2011 Record – 11-8-1 Letterwinners R/L - TBA Soccer SID – Ken Baker Office – 412-397-4978 Email – TBA SID Fax - TBA Website: www.rmucolonials.com

Wright State W Raiders R

Game #4 • Aug. 31 • 7 p.m.

Location – C Cincinnati, Ohio Conference – Big East Head Coach – Michelle Salmon 2011 Record – 6-8-4 Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Doug Mosley Office – 513-556-0567 Email – TBA SID Fax – 513-556-0619 Website: www.gobearcats.com

C College of Charleston Cougars C

Game #5 • Sept. 2 • 1 p.m.

Location – Dayton, Ohio Conference – Horizon League Head Coach – Pat Ferguson 2011 Record – 11-7-2, 6-2-0 (2nd) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Matt Zircher Office – 937-775-2831 Email – matt.zircher@wright.edu SID Fax – 937-775-2368 Website: www.wsuraiders.com

Xavier X Musketeers M

Game #7 • Sept. 9 • 2:30 p.m.

Location – Ch Charleston, l S.C. Conference – Southern Head Coach – Christian Michner 2011 Record – 11-7-1 Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Nick Vlattas Office – 843-953-5465 Email – vlattasan@cofc.edu SID Fax – TBA Website: www.cofcsports.com

M Morehead State EEagles

Game #8 • Sept. 12 • 7 p.m.

Location – C Cincinnati, Ohio Conference – Atlantic 10 Head Coach – Woody Sherwood 2011 Record – 8-8-3 Letterwinners R/L - TBA Soccer SID – Jason Ashcraft Office – 513-745-3388 Email – ashcraftj@xavier.edu SID Fax – 513-754-2825 Website: www.goxavier.com

B Belmont Bruins B

Game #10 • Sept. 23 • 1 p.m.

Location – Morehead, h Ky. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Warren Lipka 2011 Record – 11-8-3, 4-4-1 (5th) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Nick Feldman Office – 606-783-2500 Email – nwfeld01@moreheadstate.edu SID Fax – TBA Website: www.msueagles.com

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Game #11 • Sept. 28 • 4 p.m.

Location – Nashville, h Tenn. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Heather Henson 2011 Record – 8-8-1 Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Kenisha Rhone Office – 615-460-5990 Email – kenisha.rhone@belmont.edu SID Fax – 615-460-5584 Website: www.belmontbruins.com

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K Kentucky W Wildcats Game #3 • Aug. 24 • 7 p.m.

Location – Lexington, Ky. Conference – Southeastern Head Coach – Jon Lipsitz 2011 Record – 13-7-1 Letterwinners R/L - TBA Soccer SID – John Hayden Office – TBA Email – TBA SID Fax – TBA Website: www.ukathletics.com

K Kennesaw State Owls O Game #6 • Sept. 7 • 5 p.m.

Location – Kennesaw, Ga. Conference – Atlantic Sun Head Coach – Rob King 2011 Record – 7-8-2 Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Matthew Farhadi Office – 770-794-7589 Email – mfarhadi@kennesaw.edu SID Fax – TBA Website: www.ksuowls.com

Transylvania T Pioneers P Game #9 • Sept. 14 • 5 p.m.

Location – Lexington, Ky. Conference – Heartland Collegiate Athletic Head Coach – Michael Fulton 2011 Record – 14-3-1 Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Glenn Osborne Office – 859-238-8284 Email – gosborne@transy.edu SID Fax – 859-281-3638 Website: www.transysports.com

JJacksonville State Gamecocks G Game #12 • Oct. 5 • 4 p.m.

Location – Jacksonville, k Ala. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Julie Davis Carlson 2011 Record – 2-13-4, 1-4-4 (9th) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Fred Sington Office – 256-782-5377 Email – TBA SID Fax – 256-782-5958 Website: www.jsugamecocksports.com


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Opponent Directory Tennessee Tech T G Golden Eagles Game #13 • Oct. 7 • 1 p.m.

Location – C Cookeville, k Tenn. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Daniel Brizard 2011 Record – 5-13-1, 2-7 (10th) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Kate Nicewicz Office – 931-372-3293 Email – knicewcz@tntech.edu SID Fax – TBA Website: www.ttusports.com

SIUE S Cougars C

Southeast Missouri S R Redhawks Game #14 • Oct. 12 • 7:30 p.m.

Location – Cape Girardeau, Mo. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Heather Nelson 2011 Record – 12-6-1, 8-1 (1st) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Brett Maikowski Office – 573-651-2294 Email – bmmaikowski1s@semo.edu SID Fax –TBA Website: gosoutheast.cstv.com

E Eastern Illinois Panthers P Game #16 • Oct. 19 • 4 p.m.

Location – Ed Edwardsville, Ill. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Derek Burton 2011 Record – 6-9-1, 4-5 (T-6th) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Eric Hess Office – 618-650-3608 Email – ehess@siue.edu SID Fax – 618-650-2296 Website: www.siuecougars.com

Game #17 • Oct. 21 • 1 p.m.

Location – Ch Charleston, l Ill. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Summer Perala 2011 Record – 5-12-2, 4-5 (T-6th) Letterwinners R/L – 15/6 Soccer SID – Ben Turner Office – 217-581-7020 Email – bwturner@eiu.edu SID Fax – 217-581-6434 Website: www.eiupanthers.com

U Martin UT SSkyhawks Game #15 • Oct. 14 • 2 p.m.

Location – Martin, Tenn. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Phil McNamara 2011 Record – 14-7-2, 5-3-1 (T-2nd) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Ryne Rickman Office – 731-881-7632 Email – rrickman@utm.edu SID Fax – TBA Website: www.utmsports.com

M Murray State Racers R Game #18 • Oct. 26 • 3 p.m.

Location – Murray, Ky. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Beth Acreman 2011 Record – 7-9-3, 4-3-2 (4th) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Ryan Haage Office – 270-809-7051 Email – TBA SID Fax – 270-809-6814 Website: www.goracers.com

Austin Peay A LLady Govs Game #16 • Oct. 28 • 3 p.m.

Location – Cl Clarksville, k Tenn. Conference – Ohio Valley Head Coach – Kelley Guth 2011 Record – 9-8-1, 3-5-1 (8th) Letterwinners R/L – TBA Soccer SID – Alaric Klinghard Office – 931-221-7561 Email – klinghard@apsu.edu SID Fax – 931-221-7562 Website: www.apsugovernors.com

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