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SOFTBALL 2014

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GROVE CITY COLLEGE

QUICK FACTS

QUICK FACTS Location _______________ Grove City, Pa. Founded _________________________ 1876 Enrollment _______________________ 2,500 Colors _____________ Crimson and White Nickname _________________ Wolverines Affiliation ___________ NCAA Division III Conference _______ Presidents’ Athletic Home Field ______________ College Field President ___________ Dr. Richard Jewell Alma Mater __________ Grove City, 1967 Athletic Director _________ Dr. Don Lyle Alma Mater ________ Muskingum, 1971 Associate A.D. _________ Susan Roberts Alma Mater ________________ Ohio, 1975 Compliance Coordinator _ Mike Dreves Alma Mater __________ Grove City, 1997 Head Coach __________ Christine Slater Alma Mater __________ Grove City, 2011 Career Record __________ 0-0 (First Year) Grove City Record _____ 0-0 (First Year) First Year of Program ____________ 1980 Head Trainer ______ Kay Mitchell Emigh Assistant Trainer __________ Rick Hawke Equipment Mgr ________ Larry Freeman Equipment Mgr _______ Jim Richardson

CONTACT INFORMATION

Coach Christine Slater Office Phone ___________ 724-450-1531 Best Time to Call ____________ Mornings E-mail ______________ chslater@gcc.edu •••

Sports Info. Director Ryan Briggs Office Telephone _______ 724-458-3365 Office Fax _______________ 724-458-3855 Home Telephone _______ 724-748-3718 E-mail ______________ rabriggs@gcc.edu •••

Grove City Athletic Department Dept. Telephone ________ 724-458-2900 Dept. Fax ________________ 724-458-3855 Web Site _______ www2.gcc.edu/sports

CREDITS

Editor _____________________ Ryan Briggs Associate Editor ________ Robert Audia Editorial assistance by Marie Carroll. Head shots by Kristen Seward, Grove City, Pa., and Audia. Action shots by Dave Miller/ADM Photography, Darlington, Pa. Printing by SCP Group, Sharon, Pa.

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Coaching Staff Head Coach Christine Slater Assistant Coach Kristen Cramer 2014 Season Preview Returning Letterwinners Brianna Bals (Brick, N.J.) Erica Gmuer (Gibsonia, Pa.) Baylie Jones (Conneautville, Pa.) Megan Lynskey (Pittsburgh, Pa.) Sarah Morris (Allison Park, Pa.) Allison Rayburn (New Kensington, Pa.) Emily Rothbard (Bel Air, Md.) Kelsey Shirey (Macedonia, Ohio) Caitlyn Vidovic (North Ridgeville, Ohio) Casey Woodcock (Oneida, N.Y.) Newcomers Erika Aughton (Moon Township, Pa.) Madison Brubaker (Lancaster, Pa.) Katy Gibson (Carnegie, Pa.) Alaina Kunselman (New Bethlehem, Pa.) Allison O’Hearn (Albion, N.Y.) Allie Schellin (Allison Park, Pa.) Katie Watts (Sandy Lake, Pa.) Aimee Wootton (Weiser, Idaho) The Presidents’ Athletic Conference 2013 In Review Record Book Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame About Grove City College Grove City College Athletic Facilities March 3-7 March 18 March 20 March 21 March 22 March 25 March 29 April 1 April 5 April 9 April 12 April 15 April 17 April 22 April 24 April 26 May 2-3

2014 SCHEDULE

4-5 6 6 6 6 6 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 10-11 12 13 14 15

Spring Trip -- Clermont, Fla. at Pitt-Greensburg 3:30 PM Hiram 3:30 PM Franciscan 3:30 PM LaRoche 1:00 PM at Allegheny 3:30 PM Saint Vincent* 1:00 PM at Bethany* 3:30 PM at Thomas More* 1:00 PM Geneva* 3:30 PM at Washington & Jefferson* 1:00 PM Waynesburg* 3:30 PM at Westminster* 3:30 PM Chatham* 3:30 PM at Mount Aloysius 3:30 PM at Thiel* 1:00 PM Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament

Home Games In ALL CAPS *-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Doubleheader All Games Doubleheaders

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SOFTBALL 2014

HEAD COACH CHRISTINE SLATER

ASSISTANT COACH KRISTEN CRAMER

One of the most versatile players to come through the Grove City program in recent memory, Kristen (Hughes) Cramer is in her fourth season as the Wolverines’ assistant softball coach. In her current role, Cramer works with several aspects of the program, including outfield development, hitting instruction and defensive positioning. She earned four letters at Grove City from 2005 to 2008 while playing both in the infield and the outfield. She started 97 career games for the Wolverines and led the team in hitting as a junior with a .378 average. Cramer also led the team in runs, total bases and on-base percentage during that 2007 season. She earned Second Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference in 2007. She earned Dean’s List honors and also landed on the Presidents’ Athletic Conference’s Academic Honor Roll during her career. Cramer graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 2008. She completed her master’s degree at nearby Slippery Rock University in 2010. Cramer lives with her husband, Mike, in their native Grove City.

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COACHING STAFF

Christine Slater is Grove City's head softball coach for the 2013-14 academic year. A 2011 Grove City College graduate, Slater returns to the College after spending two years as a graduate assistant coach in both basketball and softball at fellow Presidents' Athletic Conference member Waynesburg University. During her two seasons with Waynesburg's women's basketball program, she helped the Yellow Jackets to a 34-21 overall record, including a 20-win season in 2011-12. Slater assisted in nearly every aspect of the Waynesburg program in those two seasons. Slater also served as a graduate assistant for the Waynesburg softball team in 2013. Slater earned eight total letters as a two-sport athlete at Grove City from 2007 to 2011. She started all four years for the Grove City women's basketball team and graduated as the program's second all-time leading scorer with 1,634 points. She led the conference in scoring as a junior and again as a senior. Slater earned First Team All-PAC in each of her final three seasons Slater also started four seasons in the infield for the Grove City softball team and earned All-PAC recognition in each of those years. Slater hit a team-leading .391 as a sophomore and again led the team in batting average with a .349 mark as a junior in 2010. She also led the team in hits, stolen bases and on-base percentage as a junior. Slater ranks third all-time at Grove City with 129 hits and fourth with 73 runs scored. She also holds Grove City’s career record with 319 assists defensively. She earned a bachelor's degree in communication studies from Grove City in 2011 and earned her master's in business administration from Waynesburg in 2013. Slater also holds the rank of instructor of physical education. She lives in Grove City.


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

SEASON PREVIEW

SEASON PREVIEW Familiar faces abound for the Grove City College softball program as the Wolverines prepare for the 2014 season. Ten letterwinners return from last season, including seven players who started regularly in 2013. Although the Wolverines feature a new head coach, that person is also no stranger to the program as former standout Christine Slater has taken over for the 2014 season. The Wolverines feature plenty of depth, experience and versatility in both the infield and outfield. Three players who started extensively in 2013 are back in the outfield - junior Erica Gmuer, junior Caitlyn Vidovic and sophomore Megan Lynskey. Gmuer made 30 starts as a sophomore and is the incumbent in center field. Lynskey and Vidovic may have the inside track to start in the corner outfield spots after playing regularly last year. Lynskey made an immediate impact as a freshman by starting 25 games and hitting .384. Vidovic made 22 starts last year and is a two-year letterwinner. She could also help fill the void in the pitcher's circle this year. Junior catcher Sarah Morris is a two-year starter behind the plate for Grove City.

Versatile senior Baylie Jones, sophomore Emily Rothbard, freshman Madison Brubaker and freshman Allison O'Hearn will all contend for time in the outfield this year. In the infield, juniors Kelsey Shirey and Allison Rayburn return up the middle to give Grove City a strong foundation. Shirey is a two-year starter at shortstop and is a two-time All-Presidents' Athletic Conference honoree. She hit .441 last year while also posting a .696 slugging percentage. Rayburn has sparked Grove City from the top of the lineup in each of her first two seasons. She started at third base as a rookie before settling in at second base last year. Rayburn teams with Shirey to give Grove City one of the top returning keystone combinations in the region. Jones played in 26 games last year and could play second, third and shortstop. Sophomore Casey Woodcock also returns after starting at both first and third base last year. She hit .264 in 27 starts as a freshman. Sophomore Brianna Bals will also look to break into the lineup after playing a reserve last year. First-year sophomore infielder Allie Schellin and freshman Alaina Kunselman will also challenge for time this year.

Junior Caitlyn Vidovic is a returning starter in the outfield for Grove City.

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SEASON PREVIEW

Sophomore Emily Rothbard will look to provide leadership to a young Grove City pitching staff in 2014. She appeared in 11 games last season as a rookie.

2014 ROSTER

No. Name 2 Katie Watts 3 Emily Rothbard 5 Erika Aughton 6 Brianna Bals 7 Baylie Jones 8 Alaina Kunselman 9 Caitlyn Vidovic 10 Sarah Morris 12 Allison Rayburn 13 Kelsey Shirey 14 Katy Gibson 15 Megan Lynskey 19 Aimee Wootton 20 Casey Woodcock 24 Erica Gmuer 28 Madison Brubaker 29 Allie Schellin 52 Allison O'Hearn Head Coach: Christine Slater Assistant Coach: Kristen Cramer

Pos. P P-OF P IF IF-OF 3B P-OF C 2B SS C OF P IF OF OF SS OF

Yr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr.

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Hometown (High School) Sandy Lake, Pa. (Lake View) Bel Air, Md. (Bel Air) Moon Township, Pa. (Moon) Brick, N.J. (Calvary Academy) Conneautville, Pa. (Conneaut Valley) New Bethlehem, Pa. (Redbank Valley) North Ridgeville, Ohio (Lutheran West) Allison Park, Pa. (Hampton) New Kensington, Pa. (Valley) Macedonia, Ohio (Nordonia) Carnegie, Pa. (Chartiers Valley) Pittsburgh, Pa. (North Allegheny) Weiser, Idaho (Weiser) Oneida, N.Y. (Oneida) Gibsonia, Pa. (Hampton) Lancaster, Pa. (Lancaster Mennonite) Allison Park, Pa. (Hampton) Albion, N.Y. (Charles D'Amico)

SEASON PREVIEW

Junior Sarah Morris returns for her third season behind the plate. A two-year starter and letterwinner, Morris hit .306 last year and will look to remain a force in the middle of the lineup. Freshman Katy Gibson will push Morris at catcher. While Grove City features plenty of experience around the diamond, the Wolverines will have to answer questions in the middle of the diamond as the roster features players with a total of 19 collegiate innings pitched to their credit. Rothbard pitched 12 innings in relief last season while Vidovic threw seven relief innings in 2012. Both players could be integral parts of the pitching staff this season. Several newcomers are also in the pitching mix, including freshman Erika Aughton, Katie Watts and Aimee Wootton. Grove City opens its season with a 10-game trip to Clermont, Fla., in early March. The northern portion of the schedule begins March 18 at Pitt-Greensburg. The Wolverines will open their home schedule March 20 against Hiram in non-conference play. Presidents’ Athletic Conference action starts March 29 with a doubleheader against visiting Saint Vincent. Grove City concludes the regular season April 26 with a doubleheader at Thiel. The top four teams will qualify for the season-ending conference tournament.


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS BRIANNA BALS

MEGAN LYNSKEY

SOPHOMORE • 5-3 • INFIELD BRICK, N.J. CALVARY ACADEMY

SOPHOMORE • 5-6 • OUTFIELD PITTSBURGH, PA. NORTH ALLEGHENY

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Returning starter in outfield who will likely be key component of Wolverine lineup in 2014. AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first letter after starting 25 games in outfield ... Second on team in batting average and on-base percentage (.451) ... All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Honorable Mention ... Made 20 starts in left field and five in right field. NOTABLE: Electrical engineering major.

Second-year player who looks to break into lineup in 2014. AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first letter after playing as a reserve. NOTABLE: Spanish/secondary education major ... Dean’s List student.

THE 2014 WOLVERINES

Year 2013 Total

G-GS 6-0 6-0

AB 0 0

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI SB BA SLG 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000

ERICA GMUER

Year 2013 Total

G-GS 30-25 30-25

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JUNIOR • 5-5 • CATCHER ALLISON PARK, PA. HAMPTON

Two-year letterwinner who will look to maintain starting spot this spring. AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 30 games in center field, earning second letter ... Third on team with six stolen bases. AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first letter after playing extensively in outfield and as designated player ... One of four rookies to play in all 40 games in 2012. NOTABLE: Exercise science major. G-GS 40-38 30-30 70-68

AB 96 80 176

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI 13 21 0 9 13 14 0 2 26 35 0 11

SB 5 6 11

BA .219 .175 .199

BAYLIE JONES

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Two-year starter at catcher for Grove City ... Will likely be key performer in middle of Wolverine lineup. AS A SOPHOMORE: Made 31 total starts, earning second letter ... Led team with nine doubles ... Second on team in hits and total bases. AS A FRESHMAN: Started all 40 games, earning first letter ... Led team with 13 doubles ... Second on team with 41 hits and 27 runs batted in ... Ranked second on squad in batting average and slugging percentage ... Also second on team with .381 onbase percentage. NOTABLE: History major.

SLG .271 .175 .227

SENIOR • 5-6 • INFIELD CONNEAUTVILLE, PA. CONNEAUT VALLEY

Year 2012 2013 Total

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Second-year player who will contend for full-time starting spot in 2014. AS A JUNIOR: Made 10 starts, including five at third base ... Also started five games at DP ... Earned first letter. NOTABLE: Exercise science major. Year 2013 Total

G-GS 26-10 26-10

AB 42 42

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI SB BA SLG 10 28 0 10 0 .384 .438 10 28 0 10 0 .384 .438

SARAH MORRIS

JUNIOR • 5-3 • OUTFIELD GIBSONIA, PA. HAMPTON

Year 2012 2013 Total

AB 73 73

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI SB BA SLG 3 9 0 7 2 .214 .286 3 9 0 7 2 .214 .286

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G-GS 40-40 32-31 72-71

CAREER STATISTICS AB R H HR RBI 116 17 41 1 27 98 17 30 1 16 214 34 71 2 43

SB 5 3 8

BA .353 .306 .332

SLG .509 .429 .472


SOFTBALL 2014

RETURNING LETTERWINNERS ALLISON RAYBURN

KELSEY SHIREY

JUNIOR • 5-6 • SECOND BASE NEW KENSINGTON, PA. VALLEY

JUNIOR • 5-7 • SHORTSTOP MACEDONIA, OHIO NORDONIA

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Two-year starter at shortstop. AS A SOPHOMORE: Led team in runs, hits, slugging, total bases, on-base percentage, and batting ... First Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference. AS A FRESHMAN: Started 40 games ... First Team All-PAC ... Set school record with five home runs ... Led team in hits, runs batted in and batting average. NOTABLE: Communication studies major.

Two-year starter in Grove City infield ... Returns at top of Wolverine lineup. AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 32 games at second base, earning second letter ... Led team in plate appearances. AS A FRESHMAN: Started all 40 games, earning first letter ... Took over as starting third baseman early in season ... Set single-season record for at bats and plate appearances ... Led team in runs and walks. NOTABLE: Political science major ... Dean’s List ... Inducted into Pi Sigma Alpha political science honorary. G-GS 40-40 32-32 72-72

AB 128 107 235

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI 32 37 3 17 24 24 0 8 56 61 3 25

SB 7 7 14

BA .289 .224 .259

G-GS 40-40 32-32 72-72

AB 121 102 223

SLG .445 .252 .357

EMILY

Year 2013 Total

G-GS 8-3 8-3 G-GS 11-0 11-0

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Year 2012 2013 Total

G-GS 16-3 27-22 43-25

AB 19 57 76

CAREER STATISTICS AB R H HR RBI SB BA SLG 11 0 2 0 3 0 .182 .455 11 0 2 0 3 0 .182 .455 W-L 0-1 0-1

SV 0 0

ERA 5.53 5.53

IP 12.2 12.2

H 18 18

K 2 2

BA .430 .441 .435

SLG .702 .696 .789

CAITLYN VIDOVIC

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Two-year letterwinner who will compete for starting spot in outfield. AS A SOPHOMORE: Earned second letter ... Started in all three outfield positions. AS A FRESHMAN: Led pitching staff with eight relief appearances, earning first letter. NOTABLE: Finance major.

Second-year player who will look to be integral part of pitching staff in 2014. AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first letter ... Made team-leading 11 appearances in relief. NOTABLE: Communication studies major ... Dean’s List student ... Named to Presidents’ Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. Year 2013 Total

SB 7 11 18

JUNIOR • 5-7 • OUTFIELD NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OHIO LUTHERAN WEST

ROTHBARD SOPHOMORE • 5-6 • PITCHER BEL AIR, MD. BEL AIR

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI 29 52 5 30 26 45 1 18 35 97 6 48

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI 1 1 0 1 7 9 0 4 8 10 0 5

SB 2 4 6

BA .053 .158 .132

SLG .053 .228 .184

CASEY WOODCOCK SOPHOMORE • 5-5 • INFIELD ONEIDA, N.Y. ONEIDA

BB 11 11

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Returning starter in infield ... Will look to keep starting spot in 2014. AS A FRESHMAN: Earned first letter after starting 15 games at third base ... Ranked third on team with 15 runs batted in. NOTABLE: Entrepreneurship major. Year 2013 Total

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G-GS 31-27 31-27

AB 87 87

CAREER STATISTICS R H HR RBI SB BA SLG 4 23 0 15 0 .264 .333 4 23 0 15 0 .264 .333

THE 2014 WOLVERINES

Year 2012 2013 Total

Year 2012 2013 Total


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

NEWCOMERS ERIKA

AUGHTON

ALLISON O’HEARN

FRESHMAN • 5-9 • PITCHER MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. MOON

FRESHMAN • 5-4 • OUTFIELD ALBION, N.Y. CHARLES D’AMICO

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ALLIE

MADISON BRUBAKER

SCHELLIN SOPHOMORE • 5-7 • SHORTSTOP ALLISON PARK, PA. HAMPTON

FRESHMAN • 5-8 • OUTFIELD LANCASTER, PA. LANCASTER MENNONITE

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THE 2014 WOLVERINES

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KATIE WATTS

KATY GIBSON FRESHMAN • 5-9 • CATCHER CARNEGIE, PA. CHARTIERS VALLEY

FRESHMAN • 5-6 • PITCHER SANDY LAKE, PA. LAKEVIEW

ALAINA

KUNSELMAN

AIMEE WOOTTON

FRESHMAN • 5-8 • THIRD BASE NEW BETHLEHEM, PA. REDBANK VALLEY

FRESHMAN • 5-7 • PITCHER WEISER, IDAHO WEISER

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SOFTBALL 2014

THE PRESIDENTS’ ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Geneva became eligible for conference titles in 2011-12. The PAC annually crowns champions in 19 sports. All-Conference status is awarded in all 19 sports. Head coaches select all-league squads for all team sports, while in individual sports such as cross country and tennis, all-PAC accolades are based upon performances at the conference championships. The PAC annually awards its men’s and women’s All-Sports Trophies to the schools which perform best across the board in conference competition. Grove City won the Women’s All-Sports Trophy for the 2012-13 academic year while Washington & Jefferson earned the Men’s All-Sports Trophy. In 2012-13, the league named a conference-record 853 student-athletes to the PAC Academic Honor Roll, which recognizes all participating student-athletes who attain a term grade-point average of 3.60 or above during their semester of competition.

2013 Standings

2013 Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship Tournament May 2-3 New Wilmington, Pennsylvania Game A: (4) Thomas More 2, (1) Westminster 1 Game B: (2) Geneva 6, (3) W&J 3 Game C: (4) Thomas More 8, (2) Geneva 0 (6 inn.) Game D: (3) W&J 5, (1) Westminster 4 Game E: (2) Geneva 3, (3) W&J 0 Game F: (4) Thomas More 3, (2) Geneva 1

Conference W L Westminster 14 4 Geneva 14 4 W&J 13 5 Thomas More* 12 6 Bethany 10 8 Waynesburg 7 11 Thiel 7 11 Saint Vincent 5 13 Grove City 4 14 Chatham 4 14 *-PAC Tournament Champion

C 1B 2B SS SS 3B OF OF OF P P P Utility Utility DP

Overall W L 23 15 23 20 25 16 25 19 19 19 15 21 14 20 12 18 11 21 8 28

Presidents’ Athletic Conference 2013 All-Conference First Team Danielle Massengill Thiel Laura Beck Geneva Stephanie Zur Wash. & Jeff. Kelsey Cunningham Wash. & Jeff. Kelsey Shirey Grove City Alex Walter Thomas More Jasmine Blackwell Waynesburg Amanda Callahan Thiel Maria Vallone Bethany Chelsea Brown Westminster Ronni Burns Thomas More Samantha Johnson Geneva Emily Jump Bethany Mamee Salzer Thomas More Layne Carpenter Westminster

C C 1B 2B SS SS SS SS 3B OF OF OF P P Utility

PAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR Alex Walter, Thomas More

Presidents’ Athletic Conference 2013 All-Conference Second Team Olet Stasko Westminster Jenn Stefano Chatham Stefaney Turner Thomas More Ashley Dolan Thiel Ashley Davis Geneva Rachael Moon Waynesburg Katie Hughes Westminster Ana Walter Thomas More Sadie Marek Wash. & Jeff. Kayla Kelly Bethany Sarah Swettlen Saint Vincent Natalie Vasquez Chatham Lauren Clarke Grove City Carrie Maier Waynesburg Emily Watson Wash. & Jeff. PAC COACH OF THE YEAR Lindsay Bramhall, Thomas More

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PRESIDENTS’ ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

Founded in 1955, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference continues its mission of promoting intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Comprised of 10 select private colleges and universities - Bethany College, Chatham University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Saint Vincent College, Thiel College, Thomas More College, Washington & Jefferson College, Waynesburg University and Westminster College - the PAC remains a unique organization in this day of high-pressure intercollegiate athletics. With academics at the center of each member’s philosophy, the PAC is built on the principle that an athletic program is a part of college life, but not an entity in itself. During the 2005-06 academic year, Chatham, Geneva and Saint Vincent all joined the PAC. Chatham competed for PAC championships for the first time during the 2007-08 academic year. Saint Vincent first competed for conference titles in 2010-11.


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

2013 REVIEW

2013 REVIEW

The Grove City College softball program completed its 34th season of intercollegiate action during the spring of 2013. While the Wolverines fell just short of their bid to return to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament, the season did produce numerous highlights throughout. Three Grove City players earned All-PAC recognition following the season. Shortstop Kelsey Shirey earned First Team honors for the second straight season while pitcher Lauren Clarke earned Second Team recognition. Freshman outfielder Megan Lynskey earned Honorable Mention All-PAC from the conference's head coaches. Shirey ranked fourth in the conference with a .441 batting average. She also ranked second with a .696 slugging percentage and fourth in the league with a

Shortstop Kelsey Shirey ranked among the Presidents’ Athletic Conference leaders in numerous offensive categories and earned First Team All-PAC honors.

.482 on-base percentage. Shirey led the league with eight triples and swiped 11 bases, good for fifth in the conference. She twice earned the conference's Player of the Week award during the 2013 season. Clarke went 7-9 with a 2.68 earned run average and led Grove City in innings, appearances, complete games and strikeouts. She highlighted her season with a 10-strikeout nohitter against Ohio Christian April 26. Offensively, she hit .308 and ranked third on the team in runs scored, hits and runs batted in. Lynskey ranked ninth in the conference with a .384 batting average. Her .451 on-base percentage placed her seventh in the league. Sophomore catcher Sarah Morris provided offensive production from behind the plate by hitting .306 and finishing second to Shirey on the team in runs batted in.

Senior pitcher Lauren Clarke concluded her career at Grove City in 2013 by earning Second Team AllPresidents’ Athletic Conference honors.

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2013 REVIEW 2013 STATISTICS Name G-GS Shirey 32-32 Lynskey 30-25 Clarke 32-32 Morris 32-31 Woodcock 31-27 Rayburn 32-32 Gmuer 30-30 Vidovic 27-22 ----Jentsch 14-12 Jones 26-10 Rothbard 8-3 Reece 23-3 Haumesser 28-25 Klngsmth 25-19 Bals 6-0 Totals 32-32

Sophomores Sarah Morris (above) and Allison Rayburn (below) both played in all 32 games during the 2013 season for Grove City.

Date March 23 March 23 March 25 March 25 March 26 March 26 March 27 March 27 April 3

G-GS 21-16 18-16

R 26 10 18 17 4 24 13 7

BATTING H HR 45 1 28 0 28 0 30 1 23 0 24 0 14 0 9 0

RBI 18 10 15 16 15 8 2 4

SB 11 0 5 3 0 7 6 4

BA .441 .384 .308 .306 .264 .224 .175 .158

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OBP .482 .451 .376 .382 .278 .306 .241 .250

6 42 11 20 52 42 0 868

1 2 0 2 0 .333 .500 .333 3 9 0 7 2 .214 .286 .283 0 2 0 3 0 .182 .455 .182 4 3 0 1 0 .150 .250 .346 3 7 1 7 0 .035 .212 .190 5 5 0 2 1 .119 .119 .275 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 136 229 3 110 39 .264 .348 .333 PITCHING W-L SV ERA IP H K BB 7-9 0 2.68 102.0 119 67 35 4-11 0 4.30 94.1 116 32 49

11-0 0-1 32-32 11-21

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5.53 12.2 18 2 11 3.58 209.0 253 101 95

2013 RESULTS

Opponent Result Score Concordia (Wis.)# L 12-1 Middlebury# L 11-2 Elmhurst# L 5-4 MIT# L 8-1 (8 inn.) Carthage# L 7-0 State Univ.of N.Y.# L 12-11 Southern Maine W 4-1 (8 inn.) Loras# L 12-1 Franciscan W 9-1 W 11-5 April 4 Chatham* L 4-3 L 5-2 April 6 GENEVA* L 7-2 L 9-5 April 8 Thiel* W 7-5 (9 inn.) L 9-8 (11 inn.) April 13 Waynesburg* L 3-2 L 6-4 April 17 Thomas More* L 7-4 L 1-0 April 18 Wash. & Jeff. L 2-1 W 7-6 April 20 WESTMINSTER L 11-1 W 10-2 April 23 BETHANY W 6-0 L 7-4 April 26 OHIO CHRISTIAN W 8-0 W 1-0 April 27 Saint Vincent* L 4-3 L 9-0 May 1 PITT-GREEN. W 5-3 W 9-1 *-Presidents’ Athletic Conference Game #-Game Played in Clermont, Fla. Home Games in CAPS

Meanwhile, sophomore second baseman Allison Rayburn solidified the Grove City infield by starting all 32 games at second base and sophomore Erica Gmuer anchored the outfield by starting 30 games in center field. Senior pitcher Faith Jentsch joined Clarke in giving the Wolverines a formidable combination at the top of the pitching staff. During the season, Grove City earned wins over conference tournament qualifiers Westminster and Washington & Jefferson. The Wolverines closed the season by winning seven of their final 11 games, including a sweep of visiting Pitt-Greensburg on Senior Day May 1.

SLG .696 .438 .363 .429 .333 .252 .175 .228

Record 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 1-6 1-7 2-7 3-7 3-8 3-9 3-10 3-11 4-11 4-12 4-13 4-14 4-15 4-16 4-17 5-17 5-18 6-18 7-18 7-19 8-19 9-19 9-20 9-21 10-21 11-21

2013 REVIEW

Name Clarke Jentsch ----Rothbard Totals

AB 102 73 91 98 87 107 80 57


GROVE CITY COLLEGE

RECORD BOOK

YEAR-BY-YEAR RECORDS

INDIVIDUAL - SEASON BATTING Batting Avg: .500, Cherith Reidenbaker, 1996 .473, Allison Atwood, 2004 Home Runs:

5, Kelsey Shirey, 2012 4, Brittany Young, 2009

Runs Scored:

32, Allison Rayburn, 2012 29, Amy Fisher, 2008 29, Kelsey Shirey, 2012

Total Hits:

52, Kelsey Shirey, 2012 45, Lauren Pennell, 2008 45, Kelsey Shirey, 2013

Year 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986

RECORD BOOK

128, Allison Rayburn, 2012 125, Heidi Lohr, 2009

Stolen Bases:

16, Carla Wetzel, 1982 15, Heidi Lohr, 2009 15, Becky Wilson, 1997

Wins:

PITCHING 16, Michelle Kirin, 1988 15, Lauren Pennell, 2009

Innings:

201.2, Lauren Pennell, 2009 144.1, Emily Blice, 1992

Saves:

3, Lauren Pennell, 2010 2, Allison Atwood, 2004 2, Lauren Clarke, 2010/2011/2012

Appearances:

35, Lauren Pennell, 2009 33, L. Pennell/L. Clarke, 2010

Strikeouts:

112, Allison Atwood, 2003 106, Lauren Pennell, 2009

Overall L 2 8 6 8 9 6 9

T

1987 13 7 1988 18 6 1989 10 11 1990 9 10 1991 9 9 1992 8 14 1993 3 14 1994 3 14 1995 12 9 1996 14 6 1997 17 11 1998 20 8 1999 12 12 2000 6 14 2001 7 15 2002 2 17 2003 12 17 2004 14 9 2005 10 20 2006 11 15 1 2007 9 26 2008 15 23 2009 16 20 2010 14 23 2011 18 16 2012 19 21 2013 11 21 All-Time 372 429 1 ^-Women’s Keystone Conference *-Presidents’ Athletic Conference BOLD indicates conference champions

Runs Batted In: 36, Amy Fisher, 2008 30, Abby Greiner, 2007 30, Kelsey Shirey, 2012 At-Bats:

W 8 4 9 3 7 15 14

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COACHING RECORDS

Don Lyle Cathy Jacobs Susan Roberts Michelle Santom Peter Fisher Chelle Fuss Christine Slater Amy Fisher drove in a school-record 36 runs during the 2008 season.

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Conf. W L 6 1^ 2 5^ 5 2^ 2 5^ 3 3^ 5 1^ 8 3* 2 2^ 8 3* 8 2* 6 4* 5 1* 4 4* 3 5* 1 7* 2 6* 5 4* 4 4* 7 3* 9 1* 5 3* 3 5* 4 4* 1 7* 5 5* 7 3* 4 6* 3 8* 1 11* 6 8* 7 7* 5 9 7 9 7 11 4 14 164 169

Years

1980-88 1989-93 1994-98 1999-2005 2006 2007-13 2014-

W-L

91-61 39-51 66-48 63-104 11-15-1 102-149 0-0

Conf. 49-27 19-21 27-18 29-33 3-8 37-69 0-0


SOFTBALL 2014

HALL OF FAME

Three Grove City softball standouts have been inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Carla (Wetzel ’82) Patarini

Carla (Wetzel) Patarini competed in volleyball, basketball and softball, accumulating a Grove City-record 11 letters from 1978-82. She played on seven teams that won conference titles and six teams that qualified for EAIAW or NCAA postseason play.

Kathie Brandt ’82

Following her freshman year, Kathie Brandt became instrumental in making women’s softball a varsity sport at Grove City. The inaugural softball squad took the field in 1980 with Brandt at first base and batting cleanup. She led the team in runs batted in all three seasons and received All-Women’s Keystone Conference honors three times under head coach Don Lyle.

Women’s softball made its debut as a varsity sport at Grove City in 1980, during Wetzel’s sophomore year. Playing third base, she earned First Team All-Women’s Keystone Conference and team MVP honors after leading the team to an 8-2 record.

She captained the team twice and led the conference in home runs and runs batted in as a senior. A strong post player for head coach Terry Ellis on the hardwood, Brandt helped the cagers post a 67-11 overall record and earn four WKC titles.

On the basketball court, Wetzel engineered the offense at point guard all four years. During her career, the Lady Wolverines secured four WKC titles and finished 66-12 overall. She graduated in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. 2008 INDUCTEE

In her junior season, the Wolverines qualified for the EAIAW Championship Tournament. In her senior season, Grove City played in the first NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. 2010 INDUCTEE

Tammy (Leonard ‘88) Hardy

Leonard also became the program’s initial First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American that spring. The Uniontown, Ohio, native made an immediate impact at Grove City as she drove in a team-leading 23 runs as a freshman in 1985. Leonard graduated magna cum laude in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration/computer systems. 2012 INDUCTEE

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FAME

As a senior captain in 1988, the Leonard-led Wolverines placed second in the conference with an 8-2 league record while winning a single-season record 18 games. She led Grove City with a .400 batting average, earning First Team All-PAC recognition for the second consecutive season.

OF

A four-year starter in the infield for the Grove City softball team from 1985 to 1988, Tammy Leonard became one of the most decorated players in program history. Leonard started at shortstop and helped lead the Wolverines to their first two Presidents’ Athletic Conference titles in both 1986 and 1987.

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She earned All-WKC honors in volleyball in her final three seasons. She captained the team for two years and earned co-team MVP honors as a junior. The 1981 team won the WKC title and an NCAA Tournament berth.


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ABOUT GROVE CITY COLLEGE

ABOUT THE COLLEGE

The beautifully landscaped campus of Grove City College stretches over 150 acres and includes 28 neoGothic buildings. It is considered one of the loveliest in the nation. While the College has changed to meet the needs of the society it serves, its basic philosophy has remained unchanged since its founding in 1876. It is a Christian, liberal arts institution, dedicated to the principle of providing the highest quality education at the lowest possible cost. Wishing to remain truly independent and to retain its distinctive qualities as a private school governed by private citizens (trustees), it is one of few colleges in the country that does not accept federal funds. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), but not narrowly denominational, the College believes that to be well-educated a student should be exposed to the central ideas of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Grove City College offers undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, sciences, engineering, business, and music and is distinguished as a national leader in education. Grove City’s programs in electrical and mechanical engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission Board of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The “big business school curriculum” prepares students for today’s global business reality. An extensive variety of internship opportunities are provided across the curriculum. Grove City College wants its students to be prepared in this age of mobile information technology. Each entering freshman receives a tablet computer which is his or hers to keep upon graduation with a four-year degree. This is part of the Information Technology Initiative, a total program integrating technology across the curriculum.

PROGRAMS AND MAJORS

Grove City College’s Breen Student Union

The College believes that its student body has a unique mix of talents and abilities. Its Career Services program helps students identify those key assets during the first year and then builds a four-year strategy to help them pursue a satisfying career. Personal counseling, professional speakers, databases, alumni contacts, summer internships, corporate visits, employer presentations and more are incorporated into the career preparation experience. Grove City follows the semester calendar plan, in addition to offering two-week sessions in January and May. Most of the 2,500 students live in separate men’s and women’s dormitories. The rest are local commuters or married students. A full program of cultural, professional, athletic and social activities is offered, including 19 intercollegiate varsity athletic teams. Grove City, a town of 8,100 people, is located 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. It is located near Interstates 79 and 80 and has a municipal airport.

Grove City College 2013-2014 Tuition $7,440 per semester Room and Board $4,054 per semester

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ACCOUNTING Acounting (B.S.) BIBLICAL AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES Biblical and Religious Studies (B.A.) BIOLOGY Biology (B.S.) BUSINESS Business Management (B.S.) Finance (B.S.) Industrial Management (B.S.) International Business (B.S.) Marketing Management (B.S.) CHEMISTRY Biochemistry (B.S.) Chemistry (B.S.) COMMUNICATION STUDIES Communication Studies (B.A.) COMPUTER SCIENCE Computer Science (B.S.) Computer Information Systems (B.S.) ECONOMICS Economics (B.A.) Business/Economics (B.S.) EDUCATION Pre K-4 Elementary Education (B.S.) Pre K-8 Special Education and Pre K-4 Elementary Education (B.S.) Middle Level Math/English/Science Education (B.S.) K-12 Biology/General Science Education (B.S.) K-12 French Education (B.A.) K-12 Music Education (B.M.) K-12 Spanish Education (B.A.) 7-12 Biology/General Science Education (B.S.) 7-12 Chemistry Education (B.S.) 7-12 Chemistry/General Science Education (B.S.) 7-12 English Education (B.A.) 7-12 English/Communication Education (B.A.) 7-12 Mathematics Education (B.S.) 7-12 Physics Education (B.S.) 7-12 Physics/General Science Education (B.S.) 7-12 Social Studies Education (B.A.) ELECTRICAL/COMPUTER ENGINEERING Electrical/Computer Engineering (B.S.E.E.) ENGLISH English (B.A.) ENTREPRENEURSHIP Entrepreneurship (B.S.) HISTORY History (B.A.) MATHEMATICS Mathematics (B.S.) MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.) MODERN LANGUAGES French (B.A.) Spanish (B.A.) MUSIC & FINE ARTS Music (B.M.) Music/Business (B.M.) Music/Performing Arts (B.M.) Music/Religion (B.M.) PHILOSOPHY Philosophy (B.A.) PHYSICAL EDUCATION Exercise Science (B.S.) PHYSICS Physics (B.S.) Physics/Computer Hardware (B.S.) Physics/Computer Software (B.S.) POLITICAL SCIENCE Political Science (B.A.) PSYCHOLOGY Psychology (B.A. or B.S.) SOCIOLOGY Sociology (B.A.) PRE-PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS Pre-Dental Pre-Health Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre-Theology Pre-Veterinary


SOFTBALL 2014

ATHLETIC FACILITIES

All 19 of Grove City College’s intercollegiate varsity athletic teams utilize the College’s superior facilities for competition, practices and off-season training and conditioning. Grove City’s athletic facilities have undergone numerous renovations and improvements in recent years, with more upgrades scheduled in the immediate future. On lower campus, Robert E. Thorn Field is home to the College’s football and track and field teams. The College installed CSTurf at Robert E. Thorn Field. CSTurf is a synthetic playing surface that features polyethylene LSR grass fibers and a rubber infill system. The College also installed lights and resurfaced the 8-lane track around the field. Grove City also reconfigured its setup for track meets during these renovations. In 2011, the College installed a new state-ofthe-art scoreboard and new bleachers on the visitors’ side at Thorn Field. These upgrades benefit the entire campus community as the complex is used by both the College’s club sports teams and its intramural program, along with the varsity teams. The track is also available for use by recreational walkers and joggers. The complex also features 10 all-weather tennis courts next to the stadium. Phillips Field House, located at the north end of the complex, features several locker rooms, an athletic training room, meeting rooms and coaches’ offices. It is used by the football, track and tennis programs throughout the academic year. The Physical Learning Center (PLC) houses the Grove City College Arena, home to the College’s basketball and volleyball programs. In summer 2012, the College renovated the Arena by installing new lighting and a new playing floor. In recent years, the Arena has also received new scoreboards and scorers’ tables.

The home of Grove City’s football and track and field teams, Robert E. Thorn Field has received numerous renovations in recent years.

The James E. Longnecker Pool is one of the nation’s premier small-college venues for both swimming and diving and water polo.

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ATHLETIC FACILITIES

In addition, the PLC features the James E. Longnecker Pool, one of the premier aquatic facilities in the region. Each year, Grove City hosts the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Swimming and Diving Championships at the state-of-the-art facility. In 2012, the College also hosted the Collegiate Water Polo Association Division III Championships at the James E. Longnecker Pool. The PLC also features a second pool, the Recreational Pool, which is used by members of the College community year-round. A fitness room featuring aerobic and Cybex equipment and a separate weight room with free and mechanized weights are also keystone areas of the facility. The PLC also features six racquetball/handball courts as well as two adjacent intramural rooms. The intramural rooms feature four basketball courts, four indoor tennis courts, four volleyball courts, an indoor track and two indoor jumping pits. The College installed new synthetic flooring and several new electronic scoreboards throughout the intramural rooms. The Physical Learning Center houses the athletic training room, locker rooms and offices for coaches and physical education faculty. The College recently constructed a new office suite for coaches and athletic administration, while also incorporating its Athletic Hall of Fame area. Grove City’s outdoor athletic facilities have also received numerous upgrades in recent years. The varsity soccer field, College Field, was expanded and re-sodded during the summer of 2005. College Field also received a new press box during the summer of 2007. Meanwhile, Grove City’s baseball and softball facilities recently received major facelifts as new dugouts, new fencing and electronic scoreboards were installed on both fields.


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