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Welcome BRETT ADAMS
It is a pleasure to welcome you to Stevenson University. Another
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year is upon us and I am sure that our teams will once again
that you are considering Stevenson University to further both
The current and first full-time Athletic Director in Stevenson’s history, Brett Adams arrived at the start of the 1994-1995 academic year—the same time that the Mustangs moved to the NCAA Division III. That year, Adams oversaw an 11-sport department and quickly committed himself to growth in order to provide students with the opportunity to compete. Since then, Stevenson has added 16 more sports and now boasts 27 intercollegiate sports with women’s beach volleyball and men’s ice hockey being the latest. Adams was also instrumental in the Mustangs’ move from the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) for men’s lacrosse and North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) to its membership in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) and its current membership in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). In addition to his responsibilities as Athletic Director at Stevenson, Adams served as the head men’s basketball coach from 1994-2011.
thrill Mustangs fans with exciting competition. We are proud your education and your athletic career. During the past several years, Stevenson has become the place to play in Division III athletics. Last year we had a record number of teams advance to postseason play and take the next step closer to national championships. As a student-athlete at Stevenson, you will be expected to excel on the playing field and in the classroom. While this might seem a daunting task, I assure you that it is not only possible but, if history is any indication, it is also probable. Our studentathletes even seem to do better during their team’s season, which is typical at Division III institutions. As a student-athlete, your successes will become part of the proud legacy that makes Mustangs Athletics so great. Recognizing the valuable lessons that take place on the playing field, Stevenson University offers intercollegiate competition through participation in 27 men’s and women’s teams. Our student-athletes learn team building and leadership skills, gain physical and mental power, and demonstrate tenacity and perseverance—all while proudly wearing a Mustangs uniform. We hope you join the Stevenson University family. Sincerely,
Brett C. Adams Athletic Director
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Welcome Table of Contents Stevenson Athletics Stevenson By The Numbers About Stevenson University Facilities Athletic Training Strength and Conditioning Baseball Softball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Cross Country Track & Field Field Hockey Football Men’s Ice Hockey Women’s Ice Hockey Men’s Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Golf Tennis Men’s Volleyball Women’s Volleyball Beach Volleyball Swimming Cheer Dance Club Sports Intramurals Marching Band Hall of Fame and Mustang Spirit Contact Information
ATHLETICS Stevenson University participates in NCAA Division III
as a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) with the exception of men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC); men’s ice
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hockey, which will begin its inaugural season in 20162017 and compete in the ECAC Men’s West Ice Hockey
League; and women’s ice hockey, which competes in the
ECAC Division III North Atlantic Hockey League. The MAC
sponsors 24 conference sports and includes Albright College, Alvernia University, Arcadia University, Delaware Valley College, DeSales University, Eastern University, Fairleigh Dickinson University-The College at Florham, Hood College, King’s College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Manhattanville College, Messiah College, Misericordia University, Widener University, and Wilkes University. The Mustangs are also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).
Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Volleyball Stevenson University also sponsors competitive cheer and dance teams.
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ABOUT STEVENSON UNIVERSITY
Stevenson University is the third-largest independent university in
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2008, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Villa Julie
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College to Stevenson University.
of a rural campus (the Greenspring campus) and the convenience and liveliness of a more urban location (the Owings Mills campus). Classes are held on both campuses and the University provides a free shuttle service that runs between locations throughout the day and into the evening. Stevenson’s founding campus, the Greenspring campus, is in the
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scenic Greenspring Valley. Although surrounded by horse farms and estate homes, the 60-acre wooded campus is just 12 miles
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science laboratories, video and art studios, art galleries, the
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Theatre, the Greenspring campus is one of the academic hubs of the
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from downtown Baltimore. Home to the University’s contemporary
Menning Meditation Center and Labyrinth, and the 330-seat Inscape
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Total Staff: 572
and visitors have the best of both worlds—the history and beauty
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Total Faculty: 511
bachelor’s, master’s, and adult undergraduate degrees. On June 11,
of Baltimore in Stevenson and Owings Mills. Students, faculty, staff,
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the state of Maryland with approximately 4,300 students pursuing
Stevenson University has two beautiful campuses located outside
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School Colors: Forest Green and Black
Located just six miles (and about 12 minutes) from the Greenspring
campus, the Owings Mills campus includes 13 residential buildings;
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classrooms and study lounges; the 10,000-square-foot Ratcliffe Community Center; the Caves Sports and Wellness Center; the Owings Mills Gymnasium; the School of Graduate and Professional Studies; and the Brown School of Business and Leadership.
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Undergraduate MAJORS Accounting Applied Mathematics Biochemistry Biology Business Administration Business Communication Business Information Systems Chemistry
OUTSIDE BALTIMORE Downtown Baltimore, located just 14 miles southeast of Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus, is home to countless restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The nation’s 20th largest city, Baltimore is commonly known as “Charm City” and is famous for its Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, and Fort McHenry, subject of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner” in 1814 that later was set to music and became the country’s national anthem.
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In the sports world, Baltimore is home to the Ravens (NFL) and Orioles (MLB). It also is often regarded as the national headquarters of lacrosse because it’s the proud home of US Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Baltimore has also played host to several international soccer matches between some of the world’s best clubs, including Chelsea, AC Milan, Manchester City, and Inter Milan.
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The campus also includes The Rockland Center,
As with all of Stevenson’s students, student-athletes
which offers a variety of food stations and seating
can benefit from academic support services at
options as well as meeting areas for gatherings of
The Academic Link, through which peer-to-peer
student clubs and organizations. The Owings Mills
tutoring is available for most subjects taught at
North campus is home to the School of Design and,
the University. The Academic Link is proud to
in 2016, the new Academic Center.
have a location on each campus, and the John L.
Middle School Education
Psychology Public History Theatre and Media Performance Visual Communication Design
Stasiak Academic Link on the Owings Mills campus
ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES
is conveniently located in the Caves Sports and
The Office of Academic Support Services and the
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Department of Athletics have developed a strong partnership and both offices are committed to helping our student-athletes achieve academic success. While the University does not offer services that are unique to student-athletes, both offices communicate on a regular basis to discuss individual student issues and to strategize how to best support student-athletes who may be experiencing academic difficulties.
In addition to tutorial services, SU students can benefit from a wide range of academic support services including a Director of First-Year Experience, our Director of Sophomore and Transfer Experiences, and Academic Advising. Each of these support services was designed to help students make a successful transition to Stevenson University and ultimately continue on to graduation.
NEAR WASHINGTON, D.C.
The nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is located just 45 miles from Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus. Known for its tidal basin, national monuments, and cherry blossoms, the city is home to the White House, U.S. Capitol, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Some of the city’s top attractions include the Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, American History Museum, National Gallery of Art, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Washington Monument, among many others.
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Washington, D.C., is also home to four major sporting venues—RFK Stadium, FedEx Field, Nationals Park, and Verizon Center—that host professional teams from all major sports including the Redskins (NFL), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA), Nationals (MLB), Capitals (NHL), and D.C. United (MLS).
Stevenson’s athletic facilities are among the best
in Division III. To accommodate its growth and
Mustang Stadium was opened in September 2011 and serves as the home for the University’s football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and nationally ranked men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The multi-million dollar, 3,500-seat stadium features a field level with team rooms as well as offices for football, men’s lacrosse, and women’s soccer.
expansion, the University opened its new Owings Mills campus in 2004. Two years later, it acquired the former headquarters and practice facility for the NFL’s Baltimore Colts and Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. The Caves Athletics Complex is a modern facility for both student-athletes and the general student body. It includes the Caves Sports and Wellness Center, Owings Mills Gymnasium, and Mustang Stadium.
The concourse level has a full-service ticket office and concession stand as well as spacious restroom facilities, a team store, and security office. The third floor is a 6,400-square foot fitness center for students, faculty, and staff that overlooks Owings Mills Boulevard. The two-story press box features a club level with a president’s suite and an outdoor patio as well as one of the most well-equipped media facilities in Division III. It boasts coaches’ boxes, radio booths, television and video suites, and space for general media and game day administration.
Caves Sports and Wellness Center Built in the late 1970s as the Baltimore Colts’ NFL practice facility, the building was inherited by the Ravens after they came to Baltimore in 1996. The Ravens used the facility as their headquarters before constructing a new facility in 2004. Opened in fall 2006, the Caves Sports and Wellness Center is a 60,000-square-foot building that serves the needs of the University’s 800-plus student-athletes and the Department of Athletics. The first floor features a fully equipped fitness center, racquet ball court, athletic offices, athletic training room, and team rooms.
Greenspring campus Stevenson University’s Greenspring campus also features ample athletic facilities, including an NCAA-approved Bermuda rye grass game field, six tennis courts, and a cross country course, which served for the first Mustang Twilight Tune Up. Also on the Greenspring campus is the Manuszak Student Union, which houses an auxiliary gymnasium, fitness center, baseball team room, and coaches’ offices.
TENNIS COURTS Stevenson University’s tennis teams call the tennis courts on the Greenspring campus home. Expanded to six courts and resurfaced in 2012, the courts have hosted several conference championship contests along with several tournaments, including the Mustang Open, a United States Tennis Association-sanctioned event. The courts also serve as the home venue for the Park School.
FIRST-CLASS FACILITIES Owings Mills Gymnasium
Opened in August 2010, the 38,000-square foot facility seats 1,400 spectators and is home to the Stevenson’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the men’s and women’s volleyball teams. The two-story, “pit”-style building features team rooms for all four teams, a main arena, two sets of visiting team locker rooms, a ticket office, concessions, a team store, athletic department offices, and storage.
Baltimore County’s premier sports facility, the Reisterstown Sportsplex, located at the end of I-795 in Reisterstown Regional Park, houses a 200-foot-by-85-foot NHL ice rink. The women’s ice hockey team has its own team room with a coach’s office, shower, and restroom facilities, and personalized lockers for each student-athlete. The newly added men’s ice hockey team will also call this home.
WEINBERG-FINE STADIUM The softball team plays in Weinberg-Fine stadium located in Owings Mills, Md. It has in-ground dugouts, an inningby-inning scoreboard, a press box, and seating for 275 spectators.
PINEY BRANCH GOLF CLUB This championship, 18-hole, par 71, 6,870-yard course located in nearby Hampstead, Md., serves as the home for the men’s and women’s golf teams. It has served as a qualifier site for the U.S. Amateur in 2006 and 2007 as well as several high school and college championship tournaments.
PARK FIELD Opened in 2012 and located directly behind the Greenspring campus on the Sugar campus of The Park School, the field features 45-foot covered dugouts and a 32-foot press box. The outfield fence is 6-feet high with a 12-foot high batter’s eye in centerfield. The dimensions of the field are 320 feet down the lines, 375 feet in the alleys, and 385 feet to centerfield. In addition, there is also a practice infield, bullpen mounds, two batting tunnels, and a soft toss/tee hitting area.
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Zema returns for his third full season as the Mustangs head Athletic Trainer as well as holding an Associate Athletic Director title. Zema is responsible for the administration and oversight of the Athletic Training and Strength and Conditioning staffs. He is also a member of the compliance, finance/budgeting, and scheduling committees.
ATHLETIC TRAINING The Stevenson University athletic training staff consists of six licensed and certified Athletic Trainers who work closely with members of the sports medicine team to provide the best injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and appropriate education to all varsity student-athletes competing in intercollegiate athletics. The athletic training staff is housed in the athletic training room located in the Caves Sports and Wellness Center on the Owings Mills campus. Stevenson’s athletic training facilities were expanded from 1,500 square feet to 4,000 square feet in summer 2011 and are the best among NCAA schools. In addition to the main athletic training room and offices, the area features a rehab room, a hydro-therapy room that features a SwimEx model 700T for non-weight bearing rehabilitation, and a Polar Plunge tub for coldimmersion treatments The University’s athletic training staff works with an excellent group of team physicians, including an orthopedic surgeon, an optometrist, and a neurologist.
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His primary sports at Stevenson are football and the nationally ranked men’s lacrosse team. Prior to Stevenson, Zema was a certified athletic trainer at Slippery Rock where he had several responsibilities, including working with the NCAA Division I wrestling team and as the football team’s head athletic trainer. In 2013, Zema received an Athletic Trainer Service Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Zema is a graduate of the Slippery Rock athletic training program where he earned his B.S. in Allied Health/Athletic Training in 1990 and his M.Ed. in Health and Physical Education, with an emphasis in Instruction and Program Development, in 1991.
Query was hired in January 2015 as the Director of Strength and Conditioning. He comes to Stevenson after spending six years as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Christopher Newport University (CNU). A certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Query assisted with the scheduling and supervising of 400 student-athletes in 15 varsity sports at CNU, including football, men’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, and field hockey. He personally was responsible for designing and implementing workouts for men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s cross country. Query also maintained the strength and conditioning budget and assisted in the designing and outfitting of CNU’s 6,000 square foot weight room, which opened in the spring of 2012. A 2004 graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s of science in fitness, nutrition and exercise, Query is a member of the NSCA and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association.
STRENGTH & CONDITIONING The primary objective for the Stevenson University Strength and Conditioning program is to help our athletes be the best they can be. To reach this goal, we target several components—including speed, power, agility, and strength—that must be met for every student-athlete. Moreover, functional training is used to meet the athletes’ specific needs based on their sport and position. Lastly, the psychological component plays a key role in helping to prepare student-athletes mentally for the demands they will face during competition. Stevenson University student-athletes utilize a wide variety of training methods including Olympic-style lifts, powerlifting, plyometrics, speed development, agility and bodyweight training, all of which serve to produce a higher level of athletic performance.
BASEBALL Stevenson has posted seven 20-win seasons during the past 11 years, including three of the last four. Last season, the Mustangs advanced to its second Commonwealth Conference semifinal in three years. The Mustangs played in two CAC Championship games in 2009 and 2012 and advanced to the program’s first NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in 2007. Since 2006, the team has had 32 AllConference selections, eight All-Region selections, three COSIDA Academic AllAmericans, and two Gold Glove winners.
After leading the Mustangs to their first postseason appearance since 2007, Tawney returns for his 14th season as the head baseball coach at Stevenson in 2015. Last season, Stevenson posted its sixth season with at least 20 wins in the past 10 years.
After guiding the Mustangs to the team’s third postseason appearance and second in her tenure, Lye returns for her fifth season at Stevenson in 2016. In four seasons under Lye, the Mustangs have won a school record 24 wins in 2013 and advanced to two ECAC Division III South Championships.
Tawney picked up his 250th career win in 2014, becoming the first Stevenson head coach to accomplish that feat while with the Mustangs. Over the last three seasons, Stevenson has boasted 14 All-Conference selections while also producing eight ABCA All-Region selections since 2005. Last season the Mustangs reached the semifinals of the Commonwealth Championship after reaching the semifinals during its first season in the conference in 2013. The Mustangs advanced to the CAC Championship in 2009 and 2012. As a player, Tawney played three seasons at Division II Wingate University where he was a member of three nationally ranked teams. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1999, graduating with honors.
In 2013, the Mustangs also advanced to their first conference championship. The team has made three appearances in four years with Lye in the conference tournament. Lye has mentored 14 AllConference selections, including a program-best seven a season ago. A member and current captain of the Canadian national team, Lye came to Stevenson from Williams College where she spent two seasons as an assistant softball coach.
SOFTBALL The Mustangs have advanced to postseason play in three of the past five seasons after advancing to the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2015. In three seasons in the Commonwealth Conference, Stevenson has advanced to the semifinals twice, including advancing to the team’s first conference championship game in 2013. That season the Mustangs also advanced to the ECAC Division III South Championship. Since 2007, Stevenson has boasted 24 All-Conference selections, including a program-best seven a season ago.
Head Coach email@example.com 443-352-4053 After leading the Mustangs to back-to-back ECAC Championships, Stewart returns for his fifth season as the head men’s basketball coach at Stevenson. Last season, Stewart led the Mustangs to a school record 21 wins and No. 16 ranking in the Bennett Rank while improving the team’s postseason record to 5-0 during the past two seasons.
MEN’S BASKETBALL The Mustangs have won back-to-back ECAC Championships while setting and tying the school record with 21 wins in each of those years. During that time, the team has appeared in two-straight Commonwealth Conference championship games, finishing first in the conference in 2013-2014. The men’s basketball team is one of only five teams at Stevenson with multiple appearances in the NCAA tournament, having advanced to the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship in 2006 and 2007. In 2013, the Mustangs received the program’s first mention in the D3hoops. com Top 25 Poll.
The 2013-2014 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, Stewart has the unique distinction of having served as a coach at each NCAA level, including 11 at Division I, six at Division II, and 11 at Division III. He boasts 294 career victories as a head coach, totaling five conference championships and eight postseason appearances. Stewart, who also serves as an Assistant Athletic Director, is currently the Chair of Men’s Basketball in the Middle Atlantic Conference. In addition, he is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Board of Directors. On April 6, 2014, Stewart received one of the NABC’s most prestigious honors when he was awarded the Guardians of the Game Service Award. Stewart, who was selected to the 2008 USA Men’s Basketball U19 National Team coaching staff, holds both a B.S. and M.A. degree from the University of La Verne (ULV). A highly decorated student-athlete, Stewart was inducted into the ULV Hall of Fame in 2009.
Head Coach firstname.lastname@example.org 443-352-4048 After leading the Mustangs to their most successful season, Boswell returns for her fifth season as the head women’s basketball coach. Last season, Stevenson finished with a school record 24 wins after winning the Commonwealth Conference Championship and advancing to the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Second Round. Under Boswell, the 2013-2014 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, the team has made back-to-back postseason appearances after just one postseason appearance in the program’s 18 previous years prior. The Mustangs also received their first mention in the WBCA Coaches Top 25 Poll and received their first AllAmerican selection. Prior to Stevenson, Boswell spent 10 successful seasons at Seton Keough High School from 2000-2011 where she led the Gators to a 235-82 record, six IAAM title games, and an “A” conference championship in 2009. She earned three Baltimore City Coach of the Year honors and was named Metro Coach of the Year in 2009. Boswell spent 14 years at Seton Keough, serving as the head girl’s basketball coach, head softball coach, and Athletics Director from 2000-2011.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Last season, the Mustangs posted a school record 24 wins en route to the Commonwealth Conference title. After winning its first conference championship, the women’s basketball team made its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Championship, advancing to the second round. Last season, they also received their first mention in both the WBCA Coaches Top 25 Poll and the D3hoops. com Top 25 Poll. Over the past three years, the Mustangs have had three All-Conference selections and its first All-American selection a season ago.
Head Coach email@example.com 443-352-4375 Berdan, the winner of the 2013 Baltimore Marathon, returns for his second season as the head cross country coach at Stevenson. Last season, Berdan pioneered the Mustangs’ first home meet, hosting three teams in the Mustang Twilight Tune Up.
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CROSS COUNTRY Last season the men’s cross country team posted three top-five finishes, including finishing third in the first home cross country meet. The team advanced to its fifth-straight NCAA Mideast Region Championship, finishing with a team-best 37th in 2010. Meanwhile, the women’s cross country team finished third or better in four meets last year, including winning the Green Terror Challenge. They also competed in their seventh-consecutive NCAA regional, placing a team-best 38th in 2012.
Prior to Stevenson, Berdan was the varsity head cross country coach at Garrison Forest School where he had served since 2010. During his tenure there, he led the Grizzlies to back-to-back IAAM Conference Championships in 2012 and 2013, the first in school history. From 2007-2009, Berdan was an assistant coach for both the cross country and track and field teams at Johns Hopkins, during which the Blue Jay women won the Centennial Conference and NCAA Mid-East Region Championships in 2008 and qualified for the Division III Cross Country Championships twice. A 2004 graduate of Elizabethtown College, Berdan was a four-time All-Conference selection and four-time conference champion at Elizabethtown. He qualified for nationals all four years and was a three-time All-Region performer. In 2001, he won the MAC championship and was named MAC Runner of the Year.
ERICK CAMODECA Head Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org 443-394-9392 Camodeca begins his third season as the outdoor men’s and women’s track and field head coach and second as the indoor men’s track and field head coach. Last season, Camodeca mentored the program’s first All-American, placing at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Camodeca, who was named a NCAA Division III Track and Field Committee Representative for the Mid-East, came to Stevenson from Division I Loyola. There, he spent the 2013-2014 indoor season as an assistant coach helping to recruit and develop the Greyhounds’ sprinters, hurdlers, jumpers, and throwers who set new indoor records in the weight throw, 200, 300, 500, and 4x400meter relay. Camodeca spent six years as the head track and field coach at York College (Pa.) from 2007-2013 and was a two-time CAC Coach of the Year selection, an honor he also won twice as the cross country coach. He spent all six as the head men’s track and field coach and three as head coach of the women. During that time, he coached 50 All-Conference selections in indoor and outdoor, including five CAC Athlete of the Year selections and five CAC Rookie of the Year honorees. Six of his athletes have qualified for nationals while three have earned All-American status.
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The Stevenson men’s track and field team had its first All-American last year after Devonte Williams finished seventh at the NCAA Championships after being named the MAC Athlete of the Year. During the 2013-2014 season, Williams was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Rookie of the Year in both indoor and outdoor. Meanwhile, the women placed 18th in the 4x100 relay at the 2015 ECAC Outdoor Championships. During the past two years, the men broke 18 school records (12 indoor and 6 outdoor) while the women broke 28 (4 indoor and 24 outdoor).
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FIELD HOCKEY The Mustangs are coming off of their best season in program history after winning a school record 15 games and winning the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Championship, the program’s first postseason championship. During the last nine years, Stevenson has made eight conference tournament appearances. During that time, the Mustangs have had 22 players earn All-Conference honors and five receive NFHCA All-South Region selections. Last year, the team had its first All-American selection. Off the field, Stevenson has been the recipient of the NFHCA National Academic Team Award every year since 2009.
ED HOTTLE Head Coach
After guiding the Mustangs to the team’s first postseason championship, Martin returns for her fifth season as the head field hockey coach in 2015. Last season, Stevenson finished with a school record 15 wins while winning the ECAC MidAtlantic Championship, the first championship in program history.
After guiding the Mustangs to their first postseason championship in just the team’s fourth season, Hottle returns for his fifth year as head football coach in 2015. Last season, the Mustangs posted an 8-3 record en route to the ECAC Division III Southeast Bowl title.
In four seasons under Martin, the Mustangs have boasted 13 All-Conference selections, including the 2014 Player of the Year. The team also had its first All-American in program history last season.
Stevenson posted its first shutout in program history and followed it up with another shutout five games later, scoring a team record 57 points during the Homecoming game.
Prior to coming to Stevenson, Martin spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Lebanon Valley College where she compiled a 169-50 record, leading the Dutchmen to six NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship appearances.
Prior to Stevenson, Hottle served as the head football coach at Gallaudet University from 2005-2009, amassing a 27-20 record in five seasons and leading the Bison back to NCAA Division III status in 2007. The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Coach of the Year in 2009, Hottle also served as the school’s Assistant Athletics Director.
A two-time NFCA Regional Coach of the Year, Martin has mentored 28 All-Region and 15 All-American selections. Martin is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina where she was a three-time All-American and played on the Tar Heels 1989 national championship team. She was a member of the United States Olympic Team in Atlanta in 1996 and was inducted into the USFHA Hall of Fame in 2004.
On April 9, 2015, Hottle was honored by the Maryland Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) with a Patriots Award in recognition of extraordinary support of his employee serving in the Maryland Guard and Reserve.
FOOTBALL In just its fourth season of competition, Stevenson won the ECAC Southeast Bowl after posting a school record eight wins last season. The team, who started the season with four-straight wins, posted its first shutout, finishing the season with two. In its short four-year history, the team has boasted five sellout crowds, 19 All-Conference selections, including 10 last year, one honorable mention AllAmerican, and one Rookie of the Year. The team also had its first postseason selections with two players being named to the D3football.com All-East Region Team.
DOMINICK DAWES Head Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org 443-352-4804 Dawes was hired in August 2015 to head the men’s ice hockey team as it sets to begin its inaugural season in 2016-2017. Dawes spent seven seasons as the head coach at Neumann University, compiling a 107-62-25 record that makes him the winningest coach in the program’s history.
MEN’S ICE HOCKEY On May 12, 2015, Stevenson University announced the addition of men’s ice hockey as its 27th NCAA Division III sport with the team’s inaugural season set for 2016-2017. The team was accepted into the ECAC Men’s West Ice Hockey League and will compete against Elmira, Hobart, Lebanon Valley, Manhattanville, Nazareth, Neumann, and Utica. The Mustangs will play its home games and practice at the Reisterstown Sportsplex.
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During his time with the Knights, Dawes led Neumann to the postseason in all seven seasons while claiming the 2009 NCAA Division III National Title in his first season and two ECAC West Conference Championships. Dawes became just the second head coach to win a national championship as both a player and a coach. In six out of the seven seasons, Neumann finished over the .500 mark. The 2009 AHCA Men’s Division III Coach of the Year, Dawes has mentored 24 ECAC West AllConference players. In five of the seven seasons under Dawes, the Knights were ranked in either the D3hockey.com Top 15 Poll or USCHO.com Top 15 Poll. A 2004 graduate of Norwich University, Dawes was a forward and defenseman for the Cadets and played in three National Frozen Fours, winning the National Championship in 2003. Dawes played two seasons of professional hockey for the Macon Trax and Florida Seals.
Head Coach email@example.com 443-352-4057 Johnson returns for her third season with the Mustangs in 20152016. Last season, Johnson guided Stevenson to a 16-8-1 record and the team’s first win over a ranked opponent. The Mustangs also won the Codfish Bowl, coming from behind and winning in overtime. Prior to Stevenson, Johnson served as an assistant coach at Amherst College, where she helped lead the team to a 21-6-1 overall record and a 13-2-1 mark in conference play. The Lord Jeffs advanced to the NESCAC championship for the sixth consecutive year and were one of only eight teams selected to participate in the 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s Ice Hockey Championship. A 2010 graduate of Boston College, Johnson was a former standout defenseman for the Eagles, serving as a captain during her senior season and assistant captain as a junior. She finished her career with a plus-19 rating along with two goals and 11 assists in 125 games. She helped guide Boston College to a pair of appearances in the NCAA Division I Women’s Ice Hockey Championship, highlighted by a spot in the 2007 Women’s Frozen Four. Off the ice, Johnson was twice named to the Hockey East AllAcademic Team while also earning the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement on three occasions.
WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY In just the third season of competition, the Mustangs doubled their win total from the previous year, finishing with a program best 16, totaling a first winning season. Stevenson, who won seven of its final nine games last year, won the 2015 Codfish Bowl, posted its first win over a ranked opponent, and went 3-0-1 against Division I Sacred Heart. The team set the record for goals and assists in a game and had a single player record two hat tricks. After competing as an independent for the last three years, the Mustangs joined the newly formed ECAC Division III North Atlantic Hockey League, which begins competition in 2015-2016.
PAUL CANTABENE Head Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org 443-352-4254 Cantabene, named the 2013 Coach of the Year by CaptainU, returns for his 12th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach in 2016. In 11 seasons, he has led the Mustangs to seven NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship appearances, including one national championship and three national semifinal finishes.
MEN’S LACROSSE Stevenson, the 2013 National Champions, have won three-straight Commonwealth Conference titles while boasting a perfect 24-0 conference record. The Mustangs won their first conference championship in 2010 and have been ranked in the top-10 for 82 straight weeks since Feb. 23, 2009. The team has boasted 67 All-American selections, including the nation’s Outstanding Player of the Year in 2011. Over the last three years, Stevenson has totaled 39 All-Conference selections, including 25 on the first team. Three players have won Player of the Year while one was named Rookie of the Year.
Additionally, Cantabene, who also serves as an Associate Athletic Director and Director of Facilities, has won three-straight Commonwealth Conference Championships, the 2010 CAC Championship, and the 2006 ECAC Division III Metro/South Championship. Under Cantabene, Stevenson has also boasted 67 All-American selections, 11 USILA Scholar AllAmericans, two USILA Attackman of the Year awards, two USILA Defensive Player of the Year awards, and the 2014 USILA Specialty Player award. In 2011, Jimmy Dailey was named the USILA Outstanding Player of the Year. Cantabene, who became the second-fastest head coach in Division III to reach 100 career wins, has a career record of 172-45 and ranking in the top 10 for the past eight years. He was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Rochester Chapter in 2003 and served as an assistant coach on the U.S. men’s lacrosse team that won the 2010 FIL (Federation of International Lacrosse) World Championship.
Head Coach email@example.com 443-352-4255 With 25 years of collegiate coaching experience, Railey begins her 17th season as a head women’s lacrosse coach, including her 11th at Stevenson. She also serves as an Associate Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator, and Compliance Director. In 16 seasons, Railey has totaled 169 career wins, 105 of which have come at Stevenson, including a school record 16 in 2013. She has led the team to at least 10 wins in seven of the past eight seasons. The Mustangs have been nationally-ranked in each of the last six years, climbing as high as No. 15 in the IWLCA Division III Coaches’ Poll. Railey was named the 2014 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Mustangs to the Commonwealth Conference title and the program’s first NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship appearance. Railey, who was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2007, spent six seasons at Eastern Connecticut State University from 2000-2005. She was named Little East Conference Coach of the Year in 2005 while leading Eastern to the second round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship.
WOMEN’S LACROSSE Stevenson has appeared in back-toback Commonwealth Conference championship games, winning it in 2014. That season the Mustangs advanced to the program’s first NCAA Division III Women’s Lacrosse Championship. In 2013 the team achieved its highestever ranking at No. 15 on April 30, while finishing the season with a school record 16 wins and going a perfect 8-0 in its first season in the Commonwealth Conference. The Mustangs, who have been ranked in each of the last six seasons, have totaled eight-straight winning seasons and have had 35 AllConference and 21 All-Region selections since 2008.
MEN’S SOCCER The Mustangs won eight of their first nine games in 2014 for the second best start in school history. Stevenson has posted 69 wins during the last seven seasons while making two postseason appearances in 2009 and 2010. The Mustangs won the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2010, finishing one win shy of the school record with 14. They also advanced to the ECAC semifinals and posted 12 wins in 2009. Since 2007, Stevenson has totaled 15 All-Conference and two Rookie of the Year selections as well as one Player of the Year and one Coach of the Year.
With more than 30 years of coaching experience and 400 career games to his credit, Plevyak returns for his ninth season at Stevenson in 2015. Last season, the Mustangs posted its fifth 10-win season since 2005 while holding No. 1 Messiah to a scoreless draw.
After leading the Mustangs to the 2014 Commonwealth Conference Championship and the team’s second NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship appearance during his tenure, Millar returns for his 10th season at Stevenson in 2015 and ninth as the head women’s soccer coach. He also serves as an Associate Athletic Director.
In 2009, Plevyak was named CAC Co-Coach of the Year after leading the Mustangs to a 12-10-1 record. As the fourthseed in the CAC Men’s Soccer Championship, Stevenson advanced to its first conference title game in school history before ending the season in the semifinals of the ECAC South Region Championship. Plevyak led the Mustangs to a 14-5-3 record in 2010, the second most wins in school history, as well as a victory in the ECAC South Region Championship game. In his seven seasons at Stevenson, Plevyak has had 13 AllConference selections, two CAC Rookie of the Years, one CAC Player of the Year, and one AllAmerican. In 2014, the Mustangs totaled the second best start in program history at 8-1 and a record seven consecutive wins. Plevyak, who came to Stevenson in 2007, is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a degree in criminal justice.
A native of Scotland, Millar came to Stevenson in 2006 as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach in June 2007. A three-time conference coach of the year, including the 2014 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, Millar has led the Mustangs to a 100-53-21 record including six postseason appearances. He earned his 100th career win with a 1-0 victory in the 2015 NCAA Tournament. Under Millar, Stevenson has won two conference championships and one ECAC South Championship, while advancing to five conference championship games in the past six years, three ECAC South Championship games, and two NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championships. In 2012, Millar led the Mustangs to 15 wins, tying a school record. During the past six seasons, Stevenson has posted at least 10 wins every season, totaling a 8136-17 record.
WOMEN’S SOCCER The Mustangs dethroned 13-time conference champion and No. 1 in the nation Messiah to win their third conference championship in program history in 2014. Stevenson, who has appeared in four NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championships, advanced to the second round last year. The Mustangs, who have posted seven-straight 10-win seasons, have totaled an 81-3-17 record over the last six seasons, winning a school record 15 in 2009 and 2012. During that time, the team has boasted two Player and Rookie of the Year selections as well as 34 AllConference and nine NSCAA All-Region selections.
Head Coach firstname.lastname@example.org 443-352-4388 Ramer, who has been with the University since 1995, enters his 12th year as the head men’s golf coach and his fourth as the head women’s golf coach for the 2015 season. A four-time conference coach of the year, Ramer earned the honor last season after guiding the women to the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship. The women also made their first appearance in the NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship, finishing 18th in the country.
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The men’s golf team has won three conference championships in the last five years, including the 2013 Middle Atlantic Conference Championship, which led to the team’s second appearance in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship. Over the last three years, the Mustangs have had nine All-Conference selections and five PING All-Mid-Atlantic Region selections. The women’s golf team won its first conference title and advanced to the programs first NCAA Division III Women’s Golf Championship, finishing 18th in 2015. After boasting the first All-Conference selection in 2014, the team followed it up with three in 2015, including the conference’s Player and Rookie of the Year. The team also had the 2015 NCAA Elite 89 award winner.
In 2013, Ramer led the men to the Middle Atlantic Conference title and the program’s second NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship appearance. That season, Ramer was named the conference coach of the year, also winning the honor in 2008 and 2011 while in the Capital Athletic Conference. The men have finished no worse than second in six of their eight years at the conference championship, including three out of five appearances at the CAC Golf Championship. Since 2007, Ramer has mentored 31 All-Conference selections and one Player of the Year. Ramer took over the women’s golf program in 2011-2012 and led the team to its first team score at a conference championship event with a sixth-place finish at the 2013 MAC Championship. After finishing fourth in 2014 and recording their first all-conference selection, the Mustangs won their first conference championship totaling three all-conference selections and the Player of the Year.
Head Coach email@example.com 443-334-2311 Clifton was hired in August 2015 to head both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. Prior to Stevenson, Clifton was the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s teams at rival Salisbury University from 2013-2015. During his tenure with the Sea Gulls, both teams were ranked in the top 15 in the region, combining for a 54-25 record. In 2014, he coached a doubles pair to qualify for the NCAA National doubles tournament with the duo finishing the year as the 20th-ranked doubles pair in the nation. Clifton also starred for the Sea Gulls, playing for the team from 2008-2011 while earning his bachelor’s degree in communications. While he was with Salisbury, the men’s team earned a No. 14 ranking in 2010 and No. 23 ranking in 2011. Clifton compiled a 10-3 record. During the past two years, Clifton has served as the head tennis professional at the Gibson Island Club after spending two years as the assistant tennis professional at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center.
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The Stevenson men’s tennis team advanced to the Commonwealth Conference Championship and the ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship in 2015. The Mustangs, who have appeared in seven of the last eight conference tournaments, had four players earn All-Conference honors. In 2006 and 2007, Stevenson won back-to-back NEAC Men’s Tennis Championships. The women made two appearances in the CAC Women’s Tennis Championship in 2008 and 2009 and two in the ITA Southeast Region Championship in 2009 and 2010. The team has had two players earn All-Conference honors during the past three years.
STEVE GROSSNICKLE Head Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org 443-831-0205 After leading the Mustangs to their third ECAC Championship in the last five years, Grossnickle returns for his second season as the men’s volleyball head coach after spending four seasons as an assistant coach. Last season, Grossnickle led Stevenson to the Continental Volleyball Championship match while boasting five CVC Academic All-Conference members and one all-conference selection.
MEN’S VOLLEYBALL The Mustangs won their third ECAC Championship in the past five years in 2015 after advancing to their second-straight Continental Volleyball Conference Championship match. The team was nationally ranked for the third-straight season, climbing as high as No. 10 in 2014. Stevenson has won at least 20 matches in five of the past seven seasons, including a school record 26 in 2011 and 2013 when it won two ECAC South Championships. The Mustangs have also boasted nine All-Conference selections since 2012.
From 2010-2014, Grossnickle helped lead the Mustangs to 94 wins, a .696 winning percentage, four-straight 20-win seasons, and the program’s first national ranking. Stevenson also won the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2011 and 2013. Grossnickle is a 2009 graduate of Stevenson with a bachelor of science in business communication. He was a four-year starter and two-year team captain and is ranked third in school history in digs (799), fifth in games played (382), and 10th in service aces (45). He also received the Fighting Heart Award honoring a studentathlete who has overcome the odds and showed perseverance, on or off the field. As a senior, Grossnickle helped the Mustangs to the title game of the 2009 ECAC Division III South Championship and the first 20-win season in school history as the team went 20-13. He led the team with 285 digs, a mark that ranks third all-time in school history. Also that year, Stevenson led the nation in digs per game.
Head Coach email@example.com 443-352-4193 Having led the Mustangs to four-straight NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship appearances and three-straight Commonwealth Conference titles, Trumbo returns for his ninth season as the head women’s volleyball coach at Stevenson in 2015. Over the last four seasons, the Mustangs have posted a 134-16 record, advancing to the regional final of the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship. The team has boasted 20 All-Conference players, nine All-Americans, three conference Players of the Year, and three conference Rookies of the Year. Trumbo, the 2011 and 2013 conference Coach of the Year, earned his 200th career win on September 6, 2014. Trumbo will also spearhead the first beach volleyball team in 2016. Prior to Stevenson, Trumbo started the girl’s volleyball program at Liberty High School in Sykesville, Md. During his tenure, Trumbo led the Lions to Class 2A state titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as nine county championships and six regional titles in 11 seasons, totaling a 167-31 career record. He was named Metro Coach of the Year in 2003 and was Carroll County Coach of the Year five times.
WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL During the last eight seasons, Stevenson has totaled 225 wins, nine AllAmericans, 23 All-Conference selections, three Rookie of the Year selections, and six postseasons appearances, including four-straight appearances in the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship from 2011-2014. The Mustangs have totaled four-straight 30win seasons, including a school record 37 in 2013 when they advanced to the NCAA regional final. The team has been nationally ranked or receiving votes in each of the last three seasons, climbing as high as No. 18 on Oct. 15, 2013.
Having led the Mustangs to four-straight NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship appearances and three-straight Commonwealth Conference titles, Trumbo will also spearhead the first beach volleyball team in 2016.
BEACH VOLLEYBALL On March 18, 2015, Stevenson University made history by becoming the first Division III program to add a women’s beach volleyball team making it the 26th NCAA Division III sport offered by the University. The Mustangs’ inaugural season will begin in spring 2016. Stevenson is working to secure sand volleyball courts that will serve as a practice facility as well as a home venue. Current indoor head volleyball coach Dave Trumbo will head up the beach volleyball squad.
Over the last four seasons, the Mustangs have posted a 13416 record, advancing to the regional final of the 2013 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship. The team has boasted 20 All-Conference players, nine All-Americans, three conference Players of the Year, and three conference Rookies of the Year. Trumbo, the 2011 and 2013 conference Coach of the Year, earned his 200th career win on September 6, 2014.
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Prior to Stevenson, Trumbo started the girl’s volleyball program at Liberty High School in Sykesville, Md. During his tenure, Trumbo led the Lions to Class 2A state titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as nine county championships and six regional titles in 11 seasons, totaling a 167-31 career record. He was named Metro Coach of the Year in 2003 and was Carroll County Coach of the Year five times.
After guiding the Mustangs to the first season in program history, Stuhltrager returns for his second season with the Mustangs as the head men’s and women’s swim coach. With just one male swimmer on the team, the Mustangs had two ECAC Rookie of the Week honors. Meanwhile, the women posted the first win in school history in a dual meet on Nov. 8, 2014. Stuhltrager came to Stevenson from Middle Atlantic Conference rival Albright where he won 12 conference titles and 12 Coach of the Year awards in 11 seasons. Under Stuhltrager, Albright posted a combined dual meet record of 201-42-1 from 2003-2014, including a mark of 100-19-1 for the men and 101-23 for the women. He led both programs to six conference championships. Stuhltrager also had numerous athletes experience success under his leadership with 14 David B. Eavenson Swimmers of the Year and eight Rookie of the Year awards. The Lions also boasted 132 individual and 49 relay titles while posting 17 championship records and broke a total of 28 conference records during his tenure. Stuhltrager is a 1990 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a bachelor’s degree in economics.
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SWIMMING The Mustangs competed in their first season in 2014-15 after announcing the addition of men’s and women’s swimming in April 2014. With just one male swimmer, Stevenson posted no team scores but won four individual events and totaled eight top-10 finishes. Freshman Zachery Cather was named the ECAC Division III South Rookie of the Week twice. The women posted the program’s first win on Nov. 8, 2014 and had four swimmers compete in the MAC Championships. The Mustangs were named a Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
TOM JUDY Head Coach
firstname.lastname@example.org 410-868-2742 Judy brings a decade of coaching experience to Stevenson as well as a level of technical, business, and leadership experience to the cheer program. During his seven-year tenure with the Mustangs, the competitive cheer team finished seventh at the NCA Collegiate National Championship in both 2012 and 2013 after making the team’s first appearance in 2010. The Mustangs also won the first three Capital Athletic Conference cheer competitions from 2009-2011.
CHEER For the first time in school history, the Stevenson competitive cheer team qualified for the finals of the NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship in 2012 in Daytona Beach, Fla. Competing in the All-Girl Division III, the Mustangs placed seventh out of 14 teams and were the only squad from Maryland to qualify for the finals. The team also won three-straight Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) Cheer Competitions from 2009-11. Last year, two former cheerleaders made the leap to the professional ranks, cheering for the Baltimore Blast and Chesapeake Bayhawks.
Judy’s formal experience began when he cheered for the coed team at Stevenson, serving as team captain during his senior year. Upon graduation, he founded the Maryland Spirit Company, LLC in 2007. That same year, he began coaching the varsity cheer team at Perry Hall High School, winning several state and national titles. Judy was also a member of the Baltimore Ravens coed cheer team. A 2007 graduate of Stevenson, in 2009, Judy started working for the Maryland Twisters and the Maryland Vipers as a cheer and tumbling coach. He now owns the Viper All-Star program and acts as owner and general manager for two Viper gyms with over 300 clients.
DANCE Stevenson offers two different dance teams for students to get involved with. The Game Day team is run by Club Sports and performs at home football and men’s basketball events. If you want to help bring spirit to Mustang athletic events, this is the team for you. In addition, the University also sponsors a Competitive Dance team, which is run similarly to the other NCAA varsity programs. The team practices 12 hours a week and competes at a number of regional events. The team also travels to Orlando, Fla. every January to compete in the UDA College Dance Team National Championship.
Director of campus recreation email@example.com 443-352-4280 Grimm enters his second year as the Director of Campus Recreation at Stevenson University. In his current role, Grimm oversees all Campus Recreation activities including Club Sports, Intramural Sports, and Outdoor Adventures. In addition, he is the administrator for two varsity sports teams (Competitive Cheerleading and Competitive Dance Team).
CLUB SPORTS The club sports program was established to offer more students the ability to compete in their sport of choice against other colleges and universities. All full-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to join the program. Every club team has a coach, practices two or three times per week, and competes against other schools in weekend competitions. Currently, Stevenson has 11 club sport teams: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, game day cheerleading and dance, field hockey, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, softball, and women’s volleyball.
If you are interested in joining one of our current teams, or learning about how to start a team of your own, please contact Matt Grimm, the Director of Campus Recreation.
Before his promotion, Grimm was hired as the Director of Club Sports at Stevenson in August 2012. He was brought on to start the program which is now comprised of 11 teams. Prior to Stevenson, Grimm spent four years at Mount St. Mary’s University. He worked his way up to Associate Director of Recreational Services and oversaw both the intramural and club sports programs. During his tenure, the number of club sports teams more than doubled, and he annually oversaw an intramural program that consisted of 20-25 different leagues. Four of his student employees went on to win a William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award, a national distinction recognizing outstanding students who are actively involved with the Department of Recreational Sports on University and College campuses.
INTRAMURALS If you are looking for less of a demanding environment to play your favorite sport in, the intramural sports program might be the place for you. Intramural sports allows members of the Stevenson University community to play one another in both league and tournament game formats. There are no practices, so the time commitment involved is minimal. The program is open to all students, faculty, and staff at Stevenson. Last year, some of the leagues that took place included, football, indoor soccer, basketball, dodgeball, and wiffleball. If you are interested in signing up or getting more information, please contact Matt Grimm, Director of Campus Recreation.
Director of Bands firstname.lastname@example.org 443-492-8055 Mark Lortz returns for his fifth year as Director of Bands and music arranger for the Stevenson University Marching Band. Lortz came to Stevenson from Westminster High School where he was the band and orchestra director. He has been recognized as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” by School Band & Orchestra magazine. He arranges music for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps and the Towson University Marching Band.
MARCHING BAND The Stevenson University Marching Band debuted in fall 2011. Since then, it has grown to be one of Stevenson’s largest student organizations. Led by Director of Bands Mark Lortz, the band plays at events throughout the academic year, from football games and the University’s Convocation to pep rallies and high school marching band exhibitions. The band’s rousing performances include both contemporary and traditional marching band music.
He has performed with such leading ensembles as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. He has also appeared as a guest soloist with the New York Pops Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and the Cedar Rapids Symphony. Lortz earned both his bachelor’s and master’s from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University, majoring in percussion performance, music education, and composition.
HALL OF FAME Stevenson University inducted its inaugural Hall of Fame class, which consisted of eight standout individuals and two teams, on Oct. 25, 2014. In August 2015, Stevenson renamed it the Dick Watts Athletics Hall of Fame. The launch of the Athletics Hall of Fame coincided with the 20th anniversary of the start of the University’s NCAA Division III athletics program. Nominees for the inaugural Class of 2014 included those who graduated from Stevenson in 2004 or earlier. Located within the Owings Mills Gymnasium, the Stevenson Hall of Fame includes glass-encased pictures of inductees, an interactive touch screen monitor featuring information on the Hall of Fame, and two video screens that continuously play video clips of Stevenson athletics, academics, and student activities.
Regardless of the sport, you’ll find that there are always fans to cheer on the Mustangs. Whether it’s sitting in the stands with “M-U-S-T-A-N-G-S” painted on their chests or singing the fight song, Stevenson’s students, faculty, and staff go out of their way to show their Mustang pride.
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Key Contacts Director of Athletics Brett Adams 443-352-4251 email@example.com Associate Athletic Director Paul Cantabene 443-352-4254 firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Athletic Director Kathy Railey 443-352-4255 email@example.com
Assistant to the Director of Athletics Melissa Button 443-394-9368 firstname.lastname@example.org Office Manager Fran Fidler 443-352-4251 email@example.com Assistant Director of Admissions/ Athletic Liaison Elizabeth Fitzgerald 443-352-4432 firstname.lastname@example.org Athletic Faculty Representative Steve Engorn 443-352-4220 email@example.com Admissions Office 410-486-7001 (Local) 1-877-468-6852 (Toll Free) firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Aid Office 443-334-3500 email@example.com Owings Mills Campus 100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 Greenspring Campus 1525 Greenspring Valley Road Stevenson, Maryland 21153