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FDU Volleyball History


Year-By-Year Results Overall Reg. Season Head Coach Year Record NEC (Finish) (overall record) 1975 * 1976 * 1977 * 1978 9-4 Don Guide 1979 19-9 Don Guide 1980 22-15 Don Guide (50-28, .641) 1981 8-28-1 Bernie Walsen 1982 16-18 Bernie Walsen (24-46-1, .338) 1983 28-18 Nancy Koeper 1984 Nancy Koeper 1985 3-5 Russ Robinson 1986 26-12 Russ Robinson 1987 31-14 ECAC Metro Champs Russ Robinson 1988 25-15 ECAC Metro Champs Russ Robinson 1989 40-13 NEC Champs Russ Robinson (125-59, .679) 1990 9-24 No NEC competition Tom Buoni (9-24, .272) 1991 12-21 No NEC competition Stacey Recanati 1992 7-20 2-2 (4th) Stacey Recanati 1993 14-19 8-5 (t-3rd) Stacey Recanati 1994 16-23 8-5 (t-3rd) Stacey Recanati 1995 9-24 5-2 (t-5th) Stacey Recanati 1996 11-27 3-4 (2nd) Stacey Recanati 1997 12-26 5-5 (t-2nd) Stacey Recanati 1998 13-13 6-2 (t-2nd) Stacey Recanati 1999 12-17 4-5 (t-4th) Stacey Recanati 2000 13-15 5-4 (t-5th) Stacey Recanati 2001 12-11 5-4 (4th) Stacey Recanati 2002 10-21 6-3 (4th) Stacey Recanati 2003 7-27 3-5 (6th) Stacey Recanati 2004 10-24 3-5 (t-5th) Stacey Recanati 2005 12-21 2-5 (8th) Stacey Recanati 2006 17-13 4-4 (t-5th) Stacey Recanati 2007 15-15 5-3 (t-4th) Stacey Recanati 2008 17-14 4-4 (T-5th) Stacey Recanati 2009 8-24 5-11 (6th) Stacey Recanati 2010 11-21 6-10 (t-6th) Stacey Recanati 2011 17-13 7-9 (6th) Stacey Recanati * Note Records/results prior to 1978 are incomplete

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Knights Northeast Conference Volleyball Honors

Head Coach Stacey Recanati’s Career Records

Tournament Champions 1987, 1988, 1989* *National Invitational Volleyball Championships Participant

- 16 Northeast Conference Tournament Appearances - 1998 NEC Coach of the Year YEAR 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 CAREER

Year-by-year Results Tournament MVP OVR PCT. NEC PCT. Cathy Pierre-Louis 12-21 .364 ----- ----- Stacey Recanati 7-20 .259 2-2 .500 14-19 .424 8-5 .615 16-23 .410 8-5 .615 NEC All-Tournament Team Cathy Pierre-Louis 9-24 .273 5-2 .714 Stacey Recanati 11-27 .289 3-4 .429 Bridgette Rousseau 12-26 .316 5-5 .500 Theresa Mello 13-13 .500 6-2 .750 Julia Brito 12-17 .414 4-5 .444 Barb Esposito 13-15 .464 5-4 .556 Denitra Seals 12-11 .522 5-4 .556 10-21 .323 6-3 .667 Coach of the Year 7-27 .206 3-5 .375 Stacey Recanati 10-20 .333 3-5 .375 12-21 .364 2-6 .250 Player of the Year 17-13 .566 4-5 .444 Lauren Boothby 15-15 .500 5-3 .625 17-14 .548 4-4 .500 Rookie of the Year 8-24 .250 5-11 .312 Denitra Seals 11-21 .344 6-10 .375 Stephanie Schmidt 17-13 .567 7-9 .438 Jennifer Hitt 255-405 .386 96-99 .492

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All-time record versus current NEC opponents (Includes postseason and non-conference matches) Bryant..................................... 5-3 (.625) Central Connecticut............... 4-22 (.154) LIU Brooklyn......................... 13-18 (.419) Quinnipiac.............................. 17-4 (.810) Sacred Heart........................... 14-8 (.636) St. Francis (NY)..................... 30-3 (.909) St. Francis (PA)...................... 18-21 (.462) Robert Morris......................... 6-20 (.231) 50th Win: 9/9/1995 Wagner College 100th Win: 10/7/1999 St. Francis College (NY) 150th Win: 9/11/2004 Sacred Heart University 200th Win: 11/4/2007 St. Francis University (PA) 250th Win: 10/8/2011 Quinnipiac

3-0 3-1 3-2 3-1 3-1

All-NEC Denitra Seals Dena Trumpf Kim Potoczniak Stephanie Schmidt Kim Payne Sharon Becker Nicole Farrell Lauren Boothby Rebecca Tenney Meaghan Wheeler Kelsey Semler

1987, 88 1989 1987, 88, 89 1987, 88, 89 1987 1988 1989 1989 1993 1998 2008 1993 1995 1998 1999 1993, 94, 95, 96 1993 1995, 97 1997, 98 1999, 2000 2003 2003 2006, 07, 08 2007 2010, 2011 2011

* Notes: All-Tournament team not chosen from 1994 to 2006 - Only First Team All-NEC chosen prior to 1998

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All-Time Career Record Holders Career Kills 1. Lauren Boothby 2. Meaghan Wheeler 3. Stephanie Schmidt 4. Sharon Becker 5. Kim Potoczniak 6. Denitra Seals 7. Megan Philbrick 8. Becca Tenney 9. Elena Schmidt

1,506 1,357 1,271 1,236 1,206 1,111 1,061 1,007 980

Career Service Aces 1. Nicole Nemeth 2. Stephanie Schmidt 3. Denitra Seals 4. Kathleen Schneider 5. Ruth Levy 6. Randi Kluemper 7. Lauren Boothby

208 188 179 158 148 140 135

Career Assists 1. Sarah Willey 2. Ruth Levy 3. Denitra Seals 4. Beth Aiken 5. Jamie Kluemper 6. Karolina Kowalski 7. Michelle Feiser

3,445 3,185 2,580 2,057 1,995 1,957 1,538

Career Digs 1. Kelsey Semler 2. Sharon Becker 3. Denitra Seals 4. Trisha Nunnenkemp 5. Stephanie Schmidt 6. Lauren Lombardo 7. Karolina Kowalski 8. Ruth Levy

2,057 1,667 1,664 1,509 1,349 1,234 1,124 1,005

Career Block Assists 1. Sarah Berkland 2. Lauren Boothby 3. Rebecca Teeney 4. Kathleen Schneider

299 293 289 236

Career Block Solos 1. Kathleen Schneider 2. Nicole Holcombe 3. Shannon Cleaver

148 119 97

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All-Time Single Season Record Holders Single-Season Kills 1. Meaghan Wheeler 2. Lauren Boothby 3. Meaghan Wheeler 4. Elena Schmidt 5. Denitra Seals 6. Meaghan Wheeler 7. Lauren Boothby Kim Payne 9. Lauren Boothby

528 513 438 425 399 391 377 377 366

2011 2008 2009 2005 1996 2010 2006 2006 2007

Single-Season Service Aces 1. Nicole Nemeth 102 2. Stephanie Schmidt 80 3. Nicole Nemeth 64 Denitra Seals 64 Kathleen Schneider 64

1994 1997 1992 1994 1994

Single-Season Assists 1. Ruth Levy 2. Sarah Willey 3. Sarah Willey 4. Denitra Seals 5. Sarah Willey 6. Denitra Seals 7. Michelle Feiser 8. Jamie Kluemper 9. Randi Kluemper

2005 2010 2009 1995 2011 1994 2002 1999 2001

1,213 1,091 1,072 1,044 929 838 806 793 754

Single-Season Digs 1. Kelsey Semler 2. Kelsey Semler 3. Kelsey Semler 4. Lauren Lombardo 5. Sharon Becker 6. Sharon Becker 7. Heather Galaydick 8. Stephanie Schmidt 9. Kim Potoczniak

577 550 526 500 492 448 445 442 434

2010 2009 2011 2005 2003 2004 1995 1997 1997

Single-Season Block Assists 1. Kathleen Schneider 115 2. Lauren Boothby 99 3. Sarah Berkland 97 4. Sarah Berkland 82 Rebecca Tenney 82 6. Sarah Berkland 76

1994 2006 2010 2011 2006 2009

Single-Season Block Solos 1. Nicole Holcombe 87 2. Kathleen Schneider 47 3. Karolina Michniewicz 42

1997 1992 1999

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Volleyball in the FDU Hall of Fame Cathy Pierre-Louis Induction Class of 2002 Graduating Class of 1990 A talented outside hitter for the Knights from 1986-89, Cathy Pierre-Louis helped the Knights to an outstanding four-year record of 122-54. During her career she helped the Knights capture three straight regular season and conference tournament championships from 1987-89 with a perfect 14-0 league record over that span. Pierre-Louis played a big part of that success, earning conference tournament MVP honors in 1987 and 1988, and All-Tournament honors each of the three years. Along with the conference titles, she helped the team to a school-record 40 wins against only 13 losses and a spot in the National Invitational Volleyball Tournament in 1989. Kim Potoczniak Induction Class of 2011 Graduating Class of 1999 Potoczniak made the 1995 and 1997 NEC Volleyball All-Conference Team. She was 3rd in FDU career record with 1,206 kills. She placed 6th in single season record at FDU with 364 kills as well as 6th in single season record at FDU with 434 digs. Stacey Recanati Induction Class of 2000 Graduating Class of 1990 Hackensack native and current FDU women’s volleyball coach Stacey Recanati ‘90 is the first volleyball player inducted into the Fairleigh Dickinson Hall of Fame. The 1990 graduate was a standout on the volleyball team in arguably its strongest period of competition. Recanati was a three-time All-Northeast Conference selection in her four-year FDU career and was named the NEC’s Player of the Year as a sophomore in 1987 and as a senior in 1989. She helped lead the Knights to three consecutive Northeast Conference Volleyball Championships from 1987 through 1989 and to a 1989 bid to the Women’s Volleyball Invitational Tournament. In her four years on the team, Recanati’s Knights posted a record of 122-54. Two years after graduating from FDU, she took over the reigns of the FDU program as Head Volleyball Coach. In nine seasons to date as head coach, Recanati has posted a 106190 overall record and a 42-31 mark in NEC play. The 1998 Northeast Conference Coach of the year, Recanati has led her alma mater to success in the Northeast Conference. Twice in the last four years, FDU has finished as runner-up at the NEC Tournament, including a 1998 championship match appearance. Stephanie Schmidt Induction Class of 2009 Graduating Class of 1998 Stephanie Schmidt is one of the best volleyball players to ever don a Knights uniform. She was named the Northeast Conference’s newcomer of the year and was selected to the All-NEC First Team following her

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junior and senior seasons (1997, 1998). She was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Bucknell and Lehigh Invitationals. Schmidt led the Knights to two second place tournament finishes in her last three seasons. Following her senior year she was selected as Team MVP and receive Dean’s List academic honors. Schmidt holds the career record for kills with 1,271. She is also 2nd in career service aces with 188 and 4th in career digs with 1,349. In 1995, Schmidt recorded 356 kills and was the team leader her junior year with 442 digs and 80 service aces. In 1997 and ‘98 she recorded 327 and 337 kills respectively. Denitra Seals Induction Class of 2007 Graduating Class of 1997 Denitra Seals began her career with Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year honors, en route to fourconsecutive All-NEC awards becoming the first player in league history to win both All-Conference and All-Tournament honors for four consecutive seasons. She owns the school record of 2,580 assists and ranks fourth all-time with 1,111 kills. Seals’ 1,664 digs rank second in program history, while her .240 hitting percentage represents the second-highest ever, and her 179 service aces stand third-best all-time. She is recorded in the top-three of four statistical categories on six occasions. Seals’ 1,044 assists in 1995 are a second-best single-season output, topping her third-place mark of 838. Her 399 kills in 1996 are the second-highest single-season total, with her .270 hitting percentage in 1993 holding the same rank. Seals’ 64 aces in 1994 are third-place in single-season annuls, coupled with a third-highest single-season hitting percentage of .270. She served as team-co-captain in her junior and senior seasons while also being named the FDU Female Athlete of the Year as well as the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women’s “Woman Athlete of the Year” in 1997. A two-time All-Tournament selection at the UAs a freshman, Seals headlined a third-place team, pacing the team with 280 kills and 25 block assists. The next season, she played in a team-high 140 games, posting a team-best 313 kills and 838 assists. In 1995, she led the team and conference with 8.6 assists per game – in addition to her 119 kills and 1,044 assists – leading the team to a second-place NEC showing. Seals dominated her senior campaign with a team-leading 299 kills and 329 digs. Russ Robinson Induction Class of 2001 Russ Robinson served as head volleyball coach of the Knights from 1985 to 1989, turning the program into one of the most successful in the northeast. During his five years the Knights posted a 126-58 record, a .685 winning percentage and won three consecutive conference championships from 1987 to 1989. After recording a 26-12 record during his second season, Robinson led the Knights to a 31-14 mark, including a perfect 4-0 in ECAC Metro play and a first-ever ECAC Tournament appearance. The following year the Knights earned another trip to the ECAC Tournament after registering a 25-15 overall record and finished a perfect 4-0 in Northeast Conference action. In 1989, his final season as head coach, Robinson went out in style by guiding the team to a 40-13 mark, setting a school record for most wins in a season. That team also finished a perfect 6-0 in the NEC and qualified for both the ECAC Tournament and the Women’s Invitational Volleyball Tournament.

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All-Time Letter Winners A Bernadine Abraham 1980 Hanifa Addi 2011-present Beth Aiken 1996-99 Casey Agnew 2006 Amanda Alayon 2007-10 Meghan Alger 2008-11 Nina Andrews 1980-81 Adaeze Anyaoku 1996-98 May Artinger 1981-82

H Nancy Hall Jennifer Hemerka Alexandria Henry Jennifer Hitt Nicole Holcombe Deborah Hong

B Rita Babikian 1992 Cassandra Bally 1982-83 Sharon Becker 2000-04 Sarah Berkland 2007-11 Lauren Boothy 2005-08 Chelsea Braga 2011-present Kim Breuning 1990-92, 94 Julie Brito 1989-90 Rory Brown 1986-89 Jennifer Brugger 2005-08 Marie Claire Buccola 1988-91

K Carli Kaminska Lori Kapusinski Jamie Lee Kluemper Randi Kluemper Karolina Kowalski Susan Kulkaski

2001-03 1982-83 1996-99 1998-01 2005-08 1981-84

L Veronica LaPorte Margrete Larsen Ruth Levy Lauren Lombardo Callie Lopez Michelle Luna

2003 1984 2004-07 2004-07 1998-99 1993

M Stacey Maat-Recanati Kim McGrady Kayla McLeod Theresa Mello Eva Memisha Karolina Michniewicz Dorian Mills Laurie Miranda Sherri-Lee Mix Janine Moshier Sue Murphy Jennifer Murray Marie Murtagh Justine Muzones

1986-89 1987-88 2003-06 1986-89 1995-96 1996-99 2002 1978-81 1993-96 1988-91 1986-87 1992 1982-85 2002-05

C Alyssa Carter Stephanie Cavataro Morgan Ciani Gretchen Clark Shannon Cleaver Susan Cleaver Patricia Coyle

2000 2005-2008 1993 1986-87 1994-97 1994-97 1982-85

D Berenice Dawson Carolyn Duddy Roni Dudley Laurel Dalessio

1979-80 1986 1978,1979 1988-89

E Dorrit Emerich Barbara Esposito Debbie Everett

2001 1987-90 1979

Anne Faley Nicole Farrell Michelle Feiser Leslie Flora Lawryn Fowler

F

G Heather Galaydick Heather Greene

1982-85 2000-03 2002-03 1990-93 2009-present 2001-2004 1999

Karen Jaskot

J

1979 1992-95 1983 1998 1997-99 2011-present 1978-81

N Nicole Nemeth 1991-94 Debbie Noha 1978-81 Ashley Norton 2010-present Trisha Nunnenkamp 1998-01 O Monica Organisciak Juana Ormeno P Stephanie Pagan Kim Payne

1979,80 2000 1994-97 1999-2000

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Candy Philius Ali Philbrick Megan Philbrick Allison Picker Cathy Pierre-Louis Kim Potoczniak

1993-95 2006-09 2005-08 1999-02 1986-89 1994-97

R Kristin Risberg 2000-03 Sharon Rodgers 1979-80 Taylor Roland-Buohl 2010-present Dayna Rolandelli 1992 Mary Rossettini 1979-81 Terry Rothschild 1980-81 Erin Roudebush 2007-10 Brigitte Rousseau 1985-87 Keri Rowlands 2002-05 S Marissa Sarrubi 1999-02 Elena Schmidt 2004-06 Stephanie Schmidt 1995-98 Kathleen Schneider 1992-95 Kathleen Schweitzer 1982-85 Amy Scrivanich 1987-89 Denitra Seals 1993-96 Kelsey Semler 2008-2011 Lucy Silva 2009 Violeta Slabakova 2009-present Sabrina Smith 1987 Judith Soto 1991 Kristin Straiter 1988-91 T Rebecca Tenney Kim Terebush Carmen Treuherz Dena Trumpf Kate Tucker

2004-07 1979 1979 1990-93 2002-04

V Diane VanderWal

1984-85

W Meaghan Wheeler Sarah Willey

2009-present 2008-11

Active Players in Bold Rosters since 1979


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