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Table of Contents Team Picture ........................... Inside Front Cover Table of Contents .....................................................  Season Preview ................................................. Head Coach Chris Gravel ...................................... Assistant Coaches ..................................................... Support Staff .............................................................. Numerical/Alphabetical Roster ......................... Meet the Players ....................................................... Brogan Wells .............................................................. Amanda Bigney ........................................................... Morgan Podkul ........................................................ Sydney Dow ................................................................ Hannah Barrett ...................................................... Rachel VanderWall................................................ Ashlee Crowder ....................................................... Clara Leutheuser ................................................... Amanda Geelhoed ................................................... Apryl Schmucker ..................................................... Emily Bennett ........................................................... Lauren Grover/Kaleigh Shuster ....................... Puerto Rico Trip ................................................-  Charger Statistics......................................... Charger Volleyball Records .............................. Charger teams in NCAA Tournament ........- Charger All-Americans........................................ Charger Volleyball History...............................  GLIAC Standings.............................................  GLIAC Statistics ............................................. About Hillsdale College ..................................... President Dr. Larry Arnn..................................... Senior Salute ............................ Inside Back Cover  Schedule ........................................ Back Cover

Media Guide credits: The 2009 Hillsdale College volleyball media guide was written and designed by Brad Monastiere. Design assistance by Katie Botsis. Action photos by Mark Rogers and Brad Monastiere. Cover photographed by Pete Mowry. Special thanks to the Hillsdale Fire Department for use of its truck for the cover. Puerto Rico pictures courtesy of members of the Charger volleyball team.

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Chargers turn youth into experience, enter 2009 with high expectations


he 2008 Hillsdale College may be looked at as a year of transition for the program. Led by a senior setter, the Chargers trotted out the youngest playing lineup of any team in the GLIAC.

With all five of the team’s freshmen receiving considerable playing time throughout the season, the team had to find its way through the minefield known as GLIAC volleyball. Although the 2008 season ended with a 3-1 loss to Wayne State in the first round of the conference tournament, head coach Chris Gravel said he feels like his young team is ready to turn that experience into success in 2009. “We had a team that learned on the job last year,” Gravel said. “There were some struggles that came with that. But I am very pleased with the way our team has used that experience, and we’ve grown a lot and matured a lot since the end of last year.” Like last year’s team, the 2009 Chargers will be led by two seniors, each of whom are expected to play big roles on the team this season. Middle hitters Emily Bennett and Hannah Barrett represent this year’s senior class, and both do an excellent job at leading the team on and off the court, and setting great examples for their younger teammates with their dedication and work ethic. This class has enjoyed a lot of success over the course of its career, and with 20 wins this season, can go down as the winningest class in Hillsdale College volleyball history. Bennett had her best season in 2008, and was named honorable mention All-GLIAC. She’s been one of the team’s most efficient hitters over the past two years and led the conference in hitting percentage in 2008. Barrett could spend time at both middle hitter and right-side hitter, and brings a good dose of athleticism to the front row set of players. The junior class is led by Second-Team All-GLIAC libero Sydney Dow, who emerged as one of the best at her position in the conference. She was one of the team’s best servers and passers, and will be asked to fill a greater leadership role on the team in 2009. Fellow juniors Amanda Bigney and Rachel VanderWall have also improved their all-around skills in the offseason. Bigney is an explosive outside hitter who is a terrific jumper and strong hitter. VanderWall can play in the back row and front row and is one of the team’s most determined workers. An already talented sophomore class will be bolstered by the addition of Amanda Geelhoed, who had to sit out the 2008 season due to injury. One of the team’s smartest players, Geelhoed will help turn the middle hitter spot into a position of strength for the team this season. Joining “Gilly” in the middle will be sophomore Clara Leutheuser, who got her career off to a very promising start in 2008. She ranked among the GLIAC leaders in blocks and hitting percentage as a freshman. No freshman in the conference was as good as outside hitter Ashlee Crowder, who became the second player in school history to be named the GLIAC Freshman of the Year. Crowder led the team with 333 kills, the most by a freshman in school history. Sophomore Apryl Schmucker will step in as the team’s starting setter this season, filling the shoes of one of Hillsdale’s all-time great volleyball players, Stephanie Booms. Schmucker played well in limited time last year, and has soft hands, an excellent serve, and is a capable hitter. Coach Gravel believes Schmucker has a chance to become one of the GLIAC’s best setters in her first year as a starter. Sophomores Morgan Podkul and Brogan Wells form a terrific back-


Junior Sydney Dow was named Second-Team All-GLIAC in 2008 and is expected to carry more of a leadership role on the team in 2009. row foundation for years to come for the Chargers. Podkul played in every match last year and distinguished herself as a tough and skilled defensive specialist. Wells can play setter or DS, and was a strong server in her limited time on the court last year. Both players are steady and excel in big matches. This year’s freshman class is made up of two players: Lauren Grover and Kaleigh Shuster. Grover is a 6-foot-2 middle hitter from Columbus, Ohio. Shuster’s father Jim played basketball at Hillsdale from 1981-85. Shuster can play all the way around and is an excellent jumper.

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Coach Chris Gravel continues to pursue excellence in 14th season Underneath the sly smile and laid-back demeanor burns the heart of a champion and competitor in Hillsdale College volleyball coach Chris Gravel. Now entering his 14th season as the head coach of the program, Gravel has guided the Chargers into the upper echelon of Division II volleyball programs nationwide. Since 2005, the Chargers have the top overall record among all South Division teams, and rank only behind Grand Valley State in won-loss percentage in the GLIAC. “Anyone who is in coaching understands that success gets traced back to the players you have,” Gravel said. “I’ve been extremely fortunate to have great players who are also great people throughout my time here at Hillsdale.” Gravel is the volleyball program’s all-time winningest coach, and won a milestone 250th career match on Oct. 10, 2008 in a 3-0 sweep over Lake Superior State. He has been named GLIAC Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2006. With the success came plenty of national attention last year, both for Gravel and the program at large. But through it all, he maintained the humble and lighthearted personality that make him the kind of coach players love to play for. Gravel has guided the Chargers into the GLIAC postseason tournament in 12 of his first 13 seasons as coach. His teams have also qualified for the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament four of the past five years. Gravel was the guiding force behind backto-back All-American players, Taryn Rudland (2006) and Melissa Bartlett (2007). Since 2006, his plyaers have received All-GLIAC recognition 14 times, and in 2008, Stephanie Booms was the recipient of the prestigious GLIAC Commissioner’s Award. As much as his team and players have achieved on the volleyball court, the team has excelled off the court. Since 2004, more than half of all the players who have suited up for Gravel have been named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team. The Charger team was honored by the AVCA for its academic success four years in a row earlier this decade. Since 2003, two of Gravel’s players have been named GLIAC Freshman of the Year, and two have earned GLIAC Player of the Year accolades.

Head coach Chris Gravel seeks some pre-game advice from assistant coach and wife Stephanie Gravel. Together, they have built the Charger volleyball program into a nationally respected team during their 13 seasons with the school.

“I feel great about the position our program is in today,” Gravel said. “But I want to win a national championship. That’s the long-range goal I have in mind every day when I’m coaching our players. I want their goals to match mine, because the kind of effort and dedication I demand from them, combined with what they give, can allow us to achieve our goals.” In the 2008-09 academic year, Gravel had the title of “Assistant Athletic Director” added to his title by first-year Athletic Director Don Brubacher. Gravel now has more authority in the day-to-day running of the athletic department. Prior to taking over the Charger program, Gravel served as an assistant coach at fellow GLIAC schools Grand Valley State and Wayne State. A 1990 graduate of GVSU, Gravel has also coached at the club and high school levels in the state of Michigan. Always by his side, in coaching and in life, is his wife of 12 years, Stephanie. They have an eightyear-old daughter, Brooklynn, and they reside in Osseo.

Head coach Chris Gravel poses for a picture in Puerto Rico with his wife Stephanie, and their daughter Brooklyn. Chris and Stephanie are entering their 14th season guiding the Charger program, and have placed the team among the elite in the GLIAC over the past several seasons.

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Associate Coach Stephanie Gr avel Gravel doesn’t have to look far for great support from his coaching staff. His wife of 12 years, associate head coach Stephanie Gravel is also in her 14th year on the Charger volleyball coaching staff. Stephanie played collegiately at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, later transferring to Grand Valley where she was a two-year captain for the Lakers. Stephanie’s teams at Schoolcraft qualified for the national tournament twice during her career there. Stephanie does extensive traveling, recruiting and fundraising for the volleyball program. She works closely with players on technique, training and teamwork concepts. She is also in charge of countless behind-the-scenes tasks, including player counseling, travel accommodations, camp promotions and recruiting year-round. Stephanie also has experience as head coach at Grandville and Reading High Schools. Later in her playing career, Stephanie played for the MPVA (Michigan Professional Volleyball Association), where she achieved a No. 13 personal ranking as a player on tour. In high school, she was an All-State and All-Conference player at Brighton High School. Volleyball has played a big part in Stephanie’s life, but also the lives of her family members. Stephanie’s brother David Jandasek, was an AllAmerican setter for the men’s volleyball team at Ohio State University and played professionally overseas. Her father Joe still competes in open events around the country, and has won many individual and team awards past his 60th birthday. Chris and Steph are the proud parents of eight-year-old Brooklynn.

Assistant Coach Rick Langston Rick Langston is entering his eighth season as assistant coach of the Chargers. Langston is a day-to-day presence at Charger matches and practices. He works diligently on keeping drills on task in practice. When it comes to match times, Langston sets up and organizes important stat-keeping and video programs that assist Chris and Stephanie with evaluating players’ performances at all matches. Langston played golf at Olivet College, where he was a Division III All-American. He resides in Jonesville with his wife Johncie and children Drew, 10, and Lauren, 6.


Associate coach Stephanie Gravel and assistant coach Rick Langston enjoy the rainforest during the team’s trip to Puerto Rico in March 2009.

Sports Information Director Br ad Monastiere Brad Monastiere was hired as the Sports Information Director for Hillsdale College on June 6, 2005. He spent the first nine years of his post-college career working as a sportswriter for two different newspaper groups in Oakland County. Just before his appointment with the college, His duties include issuing press releases, updating and maintaining the school’s athletic website, media relations, general gameday management and keep statistical records on all events. In November, 2006, Brad served as the tournament director for the Division II Great Lakes Regional Volleyball Tournament, hosted by Hillsdale College. He has also worked as an official statician for the 2007 and 2009 MHSAA state high school volleyball finals, as well as the 2007 and 2008 state high school baseball and softball finals. In the fall of 2009, Brad will serve his second season as the National Coordinator for the Daktronics Volleyball All-American program. In June 2008, he received the Grant-Burger Media Award from the AVCA, in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of the sport of volleyball. Only eight such awards went out to Division II SIDs in the country. Brad is a 1996 graduate of Central Michigan University, with a degree in journalism. He’s won several awards for sportswriting at the collegiate and professional level. Brad and his fiancée Katie Norris are planning a July 2010 wedding.

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Athletic Director Don Brubacher On July 30, 2008, Don Brubacher was named the fifth athletic director in the past 54 years at Hillsdale College. Following the strong character and tradition established by people like Jack McAvoy and Dr. Mike Kovalchik is no small task, but it’s one Brubacher has fully embraced entering his second year on the job. “I’ve been extremely impressed with the quality of coaches, athletes and staff we have here at Hillsdale. They have made this a very easy transition for me,” Brubacher said. “I not only want to maintain the great athletic tradition we have here, but to help our coaches achieve greater success in the future.” Brubacher knew plenty of success in his nine-year stint as athletic director at Tabor College, an NAIA school located in Hillsboro, Kansas. An alumn of the school, Brubacher coached men’s and women’s basketball at Tabor, as well as men’s and women’s soccer during a career that saw him spend nearly 30 years on the field of play. He takes a lot of pride in his classroom teaching experience as well, and draws many parallels between the experience a college student has in the classroom compared to that on the athletic field. “Our national search has produced an individual with an impressive understanding of the role that athletics plays in the formation of student character and how character development is essential to the mission of our institution,” said Hillsdale College President Dr. Larry Arnn. “In addition, we have found a man with a long, proven record of success in leading a college athletic program. Don Brubacher will be a perfect fit here.” Brubacher’s coaching career saw him earn many Coach of the Year accolades, and he led his men’s basketball teams to 12 conference championships. His women’s soccer teams also won a regular season conference championship, and a postseason tournament conference title. Brubacher started his college career at Heston College in Kansas, where he played soccer. He then moved on to Tabor College and played soccer and basketball, and was a First-Team All-Conference selection in basketball before his graduation in 1975.

Associate A.D. Claudette Charney Claudette Charney is entering her eighth season with the Hillsdale College athletic department, filling the roles of both head women’s basketball coach and associate athletic director. Charney handles all of the NCAA clearinghouse and compliance issues for Hillsdale College, in addition to her coaching duties. She is also the school’s senior woman administrator. She is coming off the finest season of her 20-plus year coaching career, guiding the Chargers to the 2008-09 GLIAC championship. She also coached Katie Cezat to becoming the top player in all of Division II in 2008-09. Cezat was named the national player of the year by every organization and website that covered Division II women’s basketball last year. Charney is Hillsdale College’s all-time leader in women’s basketball coaching wins with 137, and three GLIAC South Division titles in her seven-year tenure. She also coached Hillsdale’s only other All-American player, Stephanie Heid, in 2002-03. She also served as the head coach at Grand Valley State, and is still the all-time winningest women’s basketball coach at Saginaw Valley State. Charney and her husband, Dr. Mark Kosciuszko, reside in Hillsdale.

Head Athletic Tr ainer Lynne Neukom Lynne Neukom is officially the head athletic trainer at Hillsdale College starting with the 2009-10 school year. She served in that role on an interim basis in 2008-09. A lifelong resident of Hillsdale County, Neukom graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1987, and enrolled in Hillsdale College that fall. She graduated in 1991 with a degree in Health and Physical Education. She worked as a graduate assistant for longtime head athletic trainer Paul Beachler, and went on to earn a master’s degree in health education – with an emphasis in athletic training – from Western Michigan University in 1993. Her husband, Jake is a physical therapist and a certified athletic trainer working for the Hillsdale Community Health Center. He regularly assists with the care of the athletes. Their children are Hannah (8), Jacob (6), and Keturah (4). They reside in Hillsdale.

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Numerical Roster No. 1 3 4 5 6 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17

Name Pos. Brogan Wells L/DS Amanda Bigney OH Morgan Podkul L/DS Sydney Dow DS/S Hannah Barrett MH Lauren Grover MH Rachel VanderWall RS/OH Ashlee Crowder OH Clara Leutheuser MH Amanda Geelhoed MH Apryl Schmucker S Emily Bennett MH Kaleigh Shuster OH

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

Ht. 5-7 5-11 5-6 5-5 6-1 6-2 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-3 5-11

Hometown/High School West Bloomfield, Mich./Notre Dame Prep Cedar Springs, Mich./Cedar Springs LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte Jonesville, Mich./Jonesville Coloma, Mich./Coloma Columbus, Ohio/Olentangy Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood Jenison, Mich./Jenison Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Academy Grand Rapids, Mich./Lowell Inman, Kan./Little River Neenah, Wisc./Neenah Dorr, Mich./Wayland

Alphabetical Roster No. 6 16 3 11 5 14 9 12 4 15 17 10 1


Name Pos. Hannah Barrett MH Emily Bennett MH Amanda Bigney OH Ashlee Crowder OH Sydney Dow DS/S Amanda Geelhoed MH Lauren Grover MH Clara Leutheuser MH Morgan Podkul L/DS Apryl Schmucker S Kaleigh Shuster OH Rachel VanderWall RS/OH Brogan Wells L/DS

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

Ht. 6-1 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-5 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-6 6-0 5-11 5-10 5-7

Hometown/High School Coloma, Mich./Coloma Neenah, Wisc./Neenah Cedar Springs, Mich./Cedar Springs Jenison, Mich./Jenison Jonesville, Mich./Jonesville Grand Rapids, Mich./Lowell Columbus, Ohio/Olentangy Hillsdale, Mich./Hillsdale Academy LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte Inman, Kan./Little River Dorr, Mich./Wayland Kentwood, Mich./East Kentwood West Bloomfield, Mich./Notre Dame Prep

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Soph. Defensive Specialist/Setter 5-7 West Bloomfield, Mich. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep High School Will be a key part of team’s backrow rotation for years to come... Plays with heart and athleticism... Can fill in as a setter, but will be one of the team’s primary defensive specialists...2008: Saw action in 16 matches, giving the team steady play in the back row...Had a season-high of seven digs at Wayne State Sept. 20...Had five service aces on the season, including two in a home win over Tiffin Sept. 27. High School: Led Pontiac Notre Dame Prep to first-ever state volleyball championship in 2007...Had 29 assists and 10 digs in Class A state championship match...Team won four conference titles during her career, and led team to first Catholic League A-B title in more than 20 years...Named Third-Team All-State by The Detroit News...All-League and All-Catholic in 2006 and 2007...Broke school record for assists in a season (1,071) as a junior...Played on the right side in addition to being the team’s top defensive specialist and libero...Played for Club Unified 16 National in 2006 and Club Legacy 18 National in 2007...Served as Student Council President in 2007-08, and was a representative on the student council from 2004-06...Born Aug. 30, 1990...Parents are Kent and Debra.

Season 2008 Career


SP 34 34

K 2 2

K/S 0.06 0.06

E 2 2

TA 15 15

Pct. .000 .000

A 3 3

SA 5 5

SE 5 5

DIG 33 33

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TB 0 0

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Jr. Outside Hitter 5-11 Cedar Springs, Mich. Cedar Springs High School One of the most powerful hitters on the team, has great leaping ability...Will be a featured player on offense this season...2008: Saw action in 24 matches and finished third on the team with 2.68 kills per set...Had double figures in kills six times, and had a team-season high of 20 kills at Wayne State Sept. 20...Notched 16 kills against Bellarmine in the Findlay Tournament Sept. 5...Had a career-high 20 total blocks on the season...2007: Emerged as a productive offensive player in the second half of the season...Had 24 kills in the team’s NCAA Regional match vs. Indianapolis...Added 12 kills in the team’s GLIAC tournament first-round win over Saginaw Valley State...Had five or more kills in nine of the team’s last 12 matches of the season...High School: Three-year starter at Cedar Springs High School, playing mostly at the left-side hitter position...Two-time AllConference selection...Voted team captain and team MVP after her senior year...Rang up 473 kills and 76 service aces, both team-highs... Named to the “Advance” All-Area team for the Northern Michigan area...Also an outstanding track athlete...Four-time All-Conference track athlete, with multiple regional titles in the shot put event...Holds school record for most career points in girls track, and was a four-time state qualifier in track, one of two such athletes in Cedar Springs High School history...Holds and shares five school records in shot put, discus, 400 meter relay, 800 meter relay and the 100 meter dash...Youngest of four children...Born Nov. 3, 1989...Parents are Lloyd and Christine.

Season 2007 2008 Career

SP 48 57 105

K 138 153 291

K/S 2.88 2.68 2.77

E 59 76 135

TA 338 403 741

Pct. .234 .191 .211

A 4 2 6

SA 0 4 4

SE 5 5 10

DIG 26 28 54

BS 0 1 1

BA 16 19 35

TB 16 20 36

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Soph. Libero/Defensive Specialist 5-6 LaPorte, Ind. LaPorte High School Tough-minded defensive specialist who is primed to become one of the GLIAC’s top back-row players in 2009...One of top servers on the team...2008: One of two players on the team to play in every set during the season (107, Sydney Dow)...Had five double-digit dig matches, with a season-high of 20 in a win at Ashland Oct. 24...Finished second on the team with 230 digs, and was tied with fellow freshman Ashlee Crowder for the team lead in service aces with 25...Started 12 of the team’s 30 matches...High School:Three-year varsity starter for the Slicers of LaPorte High School...Recorded 523 assists as a senior in 2007-08, leading team to 36-7 record...Named school’s Athlete of the Month, and earned Academic All-State honors as a senior...Named Most Outstanding Underclassman Athlete of the Year in 2005-06...IHSAA Player of the Week in 2006...Led conference in assists and was second in service aces...Team won three straight conference titles, and was sectional champions twice...Was part of the yearbook staff for two years and was the sports editor of the yearbook in 2007-08...Also member of the Art Club and National Honor Society... Played for Network VBC Club...Her Junior Olympic team won its division title in 2006...Born March 1, 1990...Parents are Richard and Kathy.

Season 2008 Career


SP 107 107

K 7 7

K/S 0.07 0.07

E 8 8

TA 50 50

Pct. -.020 -.020

A 17 17

SA 25 25

SE 10 10

DIG 230 250

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TB 0 0

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Jr. Libero 5-5 Jonesville, Mich. Jonesville High School 2008: Named Second-Team All-GLIAC after showing big improvement in all aspects of her game...Finished the regular season leading the GLIAC in digs per set with 4.57...Started all 30 matches as the team’s libero... Emerged as one of the team’s main on-court leaders this season...Had six 20-dig matches, including four in a row in October...Had a season-high of 31 digs in a home match against Michigan Tech Sept. 27...Second on the team with 22 service aces...Had a service aces in her last six consecutive matches...Led team with 413 service attempts...2007: Earned a regular spot in the playing rotation at defensive specialist...Was also one of the team’s top servers...Had a service ace in nine different matches, and generated 10 or more digs in 14 different matches...High School: Four-year starter for the Comets at Jonesville High School...Named to the Jackson Citizen Patriot Dream Team for the 2006-07 season...Named Class C All-Region and named to the First Team All-Big 8 Conference as a setter...Had 248 digs and 81 service aces as a senior...Had a serving percentage of .950...Also played four years of varsity basketball and was an All-County performer in track...Finished seventh in the state in the long jump at the Division 4 state track meet in 2007...Was also part of the third-place 4x100 relay team at the state finals...Has one brother, Shea...Born Feb. 17, 1989...Parents are Scott and Sharon.

Season 2007 2008 Career

SP 120 107 227

K 3 5 8

K/S 0.03 0.05 0.04

E 4 7 11

TA 24 69 93

Pct. -.042 -.020 -.032

A 11 30 41

SA 36 22 58

SE 31 30 61

DIG 302 489 791

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0

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Sr. Middle Hitter 6-1 Coloma, Mich. Coloma High School 2008: Played in a career-high 29 matches, with three starts...Also set a career-high with 69 kills for the season, and had 34 total blocks...Had a season-best seven kills vs. Michigan Tech on Sept. 27...Had two solo blocks against Indiana (Pa.) on Aug. 30...Is also very active in college life around campus, serving in the Hillsdale College chapter of the StudentAthlete Advisory Council... Has been a member of SAAC for three years and served as the organization’s secretary...Also involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters...Volunteers at the senior center in her hometown of Coloma...2007: Showed great aggressiveness in some of the team’s toughest matches of the season...Had a career-high 20 attack attempts at Ferris State Oct. 12... Had 19 attack attempts in the team’s sweep of Ashland in the GLIAC Tournament Semifinals...2006: Saw action in eight matches, totaling six kills...High School: Led Coloma High School to four consecutive conference titles in her prep career...Named First-Team All-Conference three times...Also named Best Defensive Player and Top Gun (most kills) on high school team...Played for the Midwest Junior club team, based in Mishawaka, Indiana...Sister Chelsea plays volleyball at Gannon University... Born Oct. 1, 1988...Parents are Bonny and Joe.

Season 2006 2007 2008 Career


SP 8 50 73 131

K 6 55 69 130

K/S 0.75 1.10 0.95 1.00

E 4 23 23 50

TA 19 157 178 354

Pct. .105 .204 .258 .226

A 0 0 9 9

SA 0 2 0 2

SE 3 5 0 8

DIG 0 5 14 19

BS 1 9 5 15

BA 1 24 29 54

TB 2 33 34 69

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10 Jr. Right Side/Outside Hitter 5-10 East Kentwood, Mich. East Kentwood High School Will spend the first part of the 2009 season recovering from offseason surgery...2008: Started six of the 13 matches she played in, contributing to the team in both the front and back rows... Had a season-high five kills in a season-opening win over Mercyhurst...Also had three service aces and six digs in that match...2007: Started very first match of collegiate career against Abilene Christian at the Florida Southern College Tournament on Aug. 24...Had at least one kill in all but four matches she played in during the season...A versatile player who can play effectively in the front and back rows...High School: Three-year starter for East Kentwood High School, one of the elite prep programs in Michigan...Led Falcons to 2005-06 Class A state championship and a berth in the 2006-07 state semifinals...Saw playing time at outside hitter and on the right side...Named First-Team All-OK Conference and First-Team All-Region as a senior...Finished with 266 kills, 171 digs, 54 blocks and 30 service aces in her senior year...Part of East Kentwood’s Academic All-State Team, and was also named Academic All-State as an individual...Played for the Far Out Volleyball Club, based in Grand Rapids, for three years...Helped club team to a record of 153-25 in that time...Led team to fifth-place national finish in 2005 and team was state champions in 2003...Also a member of the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony for five years and was first-chair cellist in 2007...Says her dream is to play the cello at Carnegie Hall...Has two younger siblings, Zach, 17, and Elizabeth, 14...Born Nov. 8, 1988...Parents are Bret and Carol.

Season 2007 2008 Career

SP 54 30 84

K 58 25 83

K/S 1.07 0.83 1.00

E 37 14 51

TA 196 62 258

Pct. .107 .177 .124

A 16 11 27

SA 2 12 14

SE 6 6 12

DIG 24 43 67

BS 2 0 2

BA 14 12 26

TB 16 12 28

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Soph. Outside Hitter 6-0 Jenison, Mich. Jenison High School 2008:Named GLIAC Freshman of the Year after outstanding rookie season with Chargers...Named Second-Team All-GLIAC...First Charger to be named Freshman of the Year since Taryn Rudland in 2003...Led team with 333 kills... Finished third in the GLIAC in kills per set with a 3.43 mark... That puts her in Hillsdale’s alltime top 10 list for most kills per set in a single season...Had 10 or more kills in the team’s last 10 consecutive matches, and had 21 total matches with double-digit kills...Had a season-high of 17 kills on two occasions, vs. Saginaw Valley State on Oct. 11 and at Tiffin on Oct. 24...Hit a season-best .647 vs. Gannon on Sept. 6...Named to All-Tournament Team at the Towne Place Suites Classic in Findlay in early September...Also led team in total points with 378.5...Tied for team lead with classmate Morgan Podkul with 25 service aces. High School:Led Jenison High School to Class A state championship in 2007...Had 15 kills and hit .480 in state championship match... Three-year starter at Jenison and was named First-Team All-State by The Detroit News...A finalist for 2007 Miss Volleyball Award... Named honorable mention All-Conference in basketball and played softball...Member of the FaR Out Volleyball Club, one of the top clubs in Michigan...Member of the school’s honor roll, and served as a peer educatorand won a leadership award from the school... Achieved 3.9 overall grade point average in high school...Born Aug. 13, 1990...Parents are Donald Crowder and Kris VanTimmeren.

Season 2008 Career


SP 97 97

K 333 333

K/S 3.43 3.43

E 120 120

TA 840 840

Pct. .254 .254

A 8 8

SA 25 25

SE 31 31

DIG 67 67

BS 5 5

BA 31 31

TB 36 36

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12 Soph. Middle Hitter 6-1 Hillsdale, Mich. Hillsdale Academy High School 2008:Enjoyed outstanding freshman season, finishing second in the GLIAC in hitting percentage (.344) while becoming one of the team’s most athletic middle hitters...Had at least three kills in every match of the season, and hit .500 or better eight times... Led the team in solo blocks and total blocks, notching 118 total blocks and 28 solos...Ranked fourth in the GLIAC in total blocks...Had a season-high nine total blocks in a Sept. 12 home win over Ashland... Named to All-Tournament Team at the Towne Place Suites Classic in Findlay in early September... Had 11 kills in that match also...Set career-high with 13 kills Sept. 19 at Northwood...Served up two straight service aces to win the match vs. Tiffin Sept. 13...Had just one other serve during the season.High School:Led Hillsdale Academy to first two appearances in Class D state quarterfinals as a junior and senior... Named First-Team All-State in volleyball byThe Detroit News...Was one of 32 statewide recipients of the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award... Named to the Jackson Citizen-Patriot Dream Team in 2006-07 and 2007-08...Led Colts to district and regional championships in 2007... Earned 10 All-State honors in track in her prep career...Was state runner-up in 800 meter run at 2008 state track meet...Named Academic All-State three times...Holds or shares eight high school track records...Sister Anna is on Hillsdale College’s track team, and mother Laura was a track All-American for the Chargers in 1984...Grandfather John Willson is an assistant football coach at Hillsdale College, and a member of the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame...Also has a younger sister, Gracie...Born Jan. 28, 1990...Parents are Eric and Laura.

Season 2008 Career

SP 101 101

K 224 224

K/S 2.22 2.22

E 62 62

TA 471 471

Pct. .344 .344

A 5 5

SA 2 2

SE 0 0

DIG 19 19

BS 28 28

BA 90 90

TB 118 118

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Soph. Right Side/Middle Hitter 6-0 Grand Rapids, Mich. Lowell High School 2008: Sat out season due to injury...Has three years of eligibility left, starting with the 2009 campaign...2007: Another of the rapidly improving young players on the team...Plays with strength and intelligence in the middle, and has outstanding court awareness...Role in offense grew as season went along... Had 15 kills in her final five matches of the season, her most productive stretch of the 2007 campaign...Was second on team with 1.03 blocks per game...High School: Highly successful two sport athlete at Lowell High School...Named OK White All-Conference in 2006...Led Red Arrows volleyball team to district title in 2005-06 and conference title in 2006-07...Was also key part of strong girls basketball team that won backto-back conference, district and regional championships in 2005 and 2006...Starter on basketball team that made the state semifinals in 2006...Played for USA Michigan and InSide Out club teams...Has two sisters, Hannah and Samie...Born Aug. 19, 1989...Parents are Dan and Cinda.

Season 2007 2008 Career


SP K K/S E TA 37 49 1.32 32 122 Redshirted - did not play due to injury 37 49 1.32 32 122

Pct. .139

A 2

SA 3

SE 7


BS 6

BA 32

TB 38









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Soph. Setter 6-0 Inman, Kan. Little River High School 2008: Showed consistent improvement in her first season, playing her way into the regular rotation by early October... Second on team in assists...Also contributed as a right-side hitter and has a deadly serve...Averaged more than 11 assists per set in a three-match span in September... Had season-high 25 assists vs. Urbana in home collegiate debut Aug. 30...Had six or more digs in the last six straight matches of the season...Had four kills (no errors), five assists and nine digs in GLIAC Tournament match at Wayne State Nov. 12...High School: Highly decorated athlete at Little River High School, where she is considered one of its best-ever volleyball players...Named the 1A Kansas Player of the Year in 2005-06 and 2006-07... Set school record for service aces...Named First-Team All-State three times...Led team to 122-36 record in her four years as a starter for the Redskins...Team finished as state runner-ups in 2005...Recorded 471 service aces, 1,427 kills, 1,396 assists and 142 blocks in her career...Also played basketball and ran track in high school...Member of the Scholars Bowl for four years, the yearbook for one year and the Art Club for four years...Played club volleyball for the Topeka 18’s...Born April 26, 1990...Parents are Bryan and Becky.

Season 2008 Career

SP 48 48

K 35 35

K/S 0.73 0.73

E 16 16

TA 99 99

Pct. .192 .192

A 147 147

SA 14 14

SE 22 22

DIG 88 88

BS 0 0

BA 11 11

TB 11 11

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Sr. Middle Hitter 6-3 Neenah, Wisc. Neenah High School 2008: Enjoyed her best season as a junior in 2008, leading the GLIAC in hitting percentage while being named honorable mention All-GLIAC...Had a career-high 17 kills at Ashland Oct. 24, and hit .538 in that match...Had 10 or more attack attempts in 14 of the team’s last 17 matches, showing her increased role in the offense and improved aggressiveness at the net... Hit .391 or better in all four matches in which she had 10 or more kills... Finished second on the team in total blocks...Will spend much of the summer of 2009 coaching in her hometown in Wisconsin...2007: Was thrust into a starting role at middle hitter, and provided valuable offense after rarely playing as a freshman...Led team in attack percentage (.331), ranking her in the top 10 in the conference in that category...Her 77 block assists were second on the team...Achieved a career-high 12 kills in backto-back matches in one weekend against Northwood and Saginaw Valley (Sept. 14 and 15)...Had 10 or more kills six times...Was even more effective in those matches, committing two or fewer attack errors in five of those six matches...Had a plus-10 kill-to-error ratio three times...2006: Saw limited playing time in the middle...Played in seven games with six kills and one block assist...High School: Led Neenah High School to 36-5 record as a senior and was team captain and First-Team All-Conference...Had perfect serving percentage as a senior and led team to first state semifinal spot since 1988...Won the Spirit Award as a senior...Volunteered at Theda Clark Hospital and Habitat for Humanity...Worked on her high school yearbook and the health careers academy...Born July 22, 1988...Parents are Mark and Anne.

Season 2006 2007 2008 Career


SP 7 98 87 192

K 6 201 170 377

K/S 0.75 2.05 1.95 1.96

E 2 50 37 89

TA 11 456 362 829

Pct. .364 .331 .367 .347

A 0 2 8 10

SA 0 5 1 6

SE 0 4 0 4

DIG 1 13 14 28

BS 0 21 15 36

BA 1 56 45 102

TB 1 77 60 138

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Fr. Middle Hitter 6-2 Columbus, Ohio Olentangy High School

A big and strong middle hitter, Lauren Grover adds depth to one of the team’s most improved positions... Led Olentangy High School to a perfect home volleyball record in 2008 and won multiple conference and district championships throughout her career...Was named team MVP, First-Team All-Conference three times and FirstTeam All-District three times...Earned Scholar-Athlete accolades in high school...Played for the Club M m.81 club volleyball team under coach Mike Carter...Had a 3.5 overall grade point average in high school...Volunteers at the Worthington Christian Retirement Center and has served as a member of the Service Club and DECA, a Columbus-area youth group...Born March 26, 1991... Parents are Steve and Kim Grover, and Renee Grover.

Dynamic all-around player who could see significant playing time as a freshman...Can play with skill in both the front row and back row...Was named her high school’s top Scholar-Athlete following her senior season...Set school records at Wayland for kills in a season (684) and total blocks in a season (138)...Hit .650 as a senior and had 79 service aces along with 387 digs...Compiled more than 1,200 kills in her final two seasons and was named FirstTeam All-Area and First-Team All-Conference twice... Named Wayland High School’s Athlete of the Month in December 2007 and Athlete of the Week in March 2008... Also played basketball and soccer and earned All-County and All-Area honors as a basketball player...Member of the Student Council for four years and volunteers for Project Hope...Played the cello in the school’s orchestra...Played for the prestigious FaR Out volleyball club...Has a standing vertical jump of 9 feet, 3 inches and a block jump of 8 feet, 11 inches...Father James played basketball at Hillsdale College from 1981-85...Born Sept. 23, 1990...Parents are James and Bonny.




Fr. Outside Hitter 5-11 Dorr, Mich. Wayland High School

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Puerto Rico! March 15-22, 2009

From March 15-22, the Hillsdale College volleyball team went on a trip to Puerto Rico, where it enjoyed a week of sightseeing, playing matches and sampling a culture none of the players had been exposed to before. The team worked hard - their workout on the beach was one of their toughest during an already-tough offseason program. But the old fort, the rianforest and a generous sampling of San Juan restaurants ensured that the players had plenty of fun too. The team took on the Puerto Rican Junior National team on the court, and although the experience of playing against that kind of competition should help the team in 2009, the experiences the players got in every other aspect of their trip will remain with them for the rest of their lives.


Above, the team gathers for one of many group pictures before making a trip to the beach. Below, the rainforest was one of the team’s favorite locations to visit. Above left, Kittrick Smith and Amanda Geelhoed get a picture taken on the beach. Below left, Brogan Wells, Ashlee Crowder, Hannah Barrett and Morgan Podkul crowd together for a picture during a bus tour.

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Clockwise from above: the team’s three seniors, Hannah Barrett, Emily Bennett and Kittrick Smith, get a picture taken at dinner. Team meals were always a highlight, even if the seating arrangements were different. Brogan Wells, Rachel VanderWall, Morgan Podkul, Ashlee Crowder, Clara Leutheuser and Amanda Geelhoed all got their feet wet on the beach. Crowder takes a swing at a ball during the team’s match against the Puerto Rican Junior National Team. Friends and teammates Hannah Barrett and Sydney Dow pose for a photo on the roof of the old fort.

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 Hillsda Hillsdale le Colleg College e V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll 2008 Hillsdale College Volleyball Hillsdale College Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 13, 2008) All matches RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE



11 13 12 16 3 2 6 15 10 17 4 5 1 7

Ashlee Crowder Kitt Smith Clara Leutheuser Emily Bennett Amanda Bigney Stephanie Booms Hannah Barrett Apryl Schmucker Rachel VanderWall Elisse Shank Morgan Podkul Sydney Dow Brogan Wells Jamie Murray TEAM HILLSDALE COLLEGE Opponents

Team Statistics ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Attempts Assist Pct Assists/Set SERVE Aces Errors Attempts Serve Pct Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Errors Errors/Set Attempts Reception Pct DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks Per Game Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak



97 89 101 87 57 101 73 48 30 27 107 107 34 103 107 107


OVERALL 19-11 8-8 11-3


Attack e

333 3.43 120 238 2.67 107 224 2.22 62 170 1.95 37 153 2.68 76 99 0.98 28 69 0.95 23 35 0.73 16 25 0.83 14 11 0.41 6 7 0.07 8 5 0.05 7 2 0.06 2 1 0.01 3 1372 12.82 509 1208 11.29 583 HC


1372 509 3542 .244 12.8

1208 583 3491 .179 11.3

1242 2726 .456 11.6

1092 2785 .392 10.2

166 185 2297 .919 1.6

169 183 1920 .905 1.6

180 1.7 1736 .896

156 1.5 1883 .917

1476 13.8

1355 12.7

61 307 214.5 2.0 18 27

53 296 201.0 1.9 38 58

3268 11/297 11/61 0 0

2659 8/332 -



HOME 7-4 5-4 2-0 Set a a/s


AWAY 3-5 3-4 0-1

Serve se sa/s

840 .254 8 0.08 25 31 664 .197 10 0.11 11 14 471 .344 5 0.05 2 0 362 .367 8 0.09 1 0 403 .191 2 0.04 4 5 250 .284 975 9.65 20 25 178 .258 9 0.12 0 0 99 .192 147 3.06 14 22 62 .177 11 0.37 12 6 48 .104 5 0.19 7 9 50 -.020 17 0.16 25 10 69 -.029 30 0.28 22 30 15 .000 3 0.09 5 5 31 -.065 12 0.12 18 28 3542 .244 1242 11.61 166 185 3491 .179 1092 10.21 169 183

Dig dig dig/s

0.26 2 67 0.69 0.12 14 68 0.76 0.02 3 19 0.19 0.01 0 14 0.16 0.07 2 28 0.49 0.20 1 187 1.85 0.00 6 14 0.19 0.29 3 88 1.83 0.40 12 43 1.43 0.26 11 42 1.56 0.23 26 230 2.15 0.21 29 489 4.57 0.15 8 33 0.97 0.17 36 154 1.50 - 27 1.55 180 1476 13.79 1.58 156 1355 12.66

Date Opponent Aug 29 vs Mercyhurst Aug 29 vs Minnesota Duluth Aug 30 vs Indiana Pa. Aug 30 vs Urbana University Sep 2 LAKE ERIE COLLEGE Sep 05 vs Bellarmine Sep 05 vs California Pa. Sep 06 vs Gannon University Sep 06 vs Wheeling-Jesuit Sep 9 DAVENPORT UNIVERSITY *Sep 12 ASHLAND *Sep 13 TIFFIN *Sep 16 at Findlay *Sep 19 at Northwood *Sep 20 at Wayne State *Sep 26 NORTHERN MICHIGAN *Sep 27 MICHIGAN TECH *Oct 03 at Ferris State *Oct 04 at Grand Valley State *Oct 10 200LAKE SUPERIOR STATE *Oct 11 SAGINAW VALLEY STATE Oct 17 vs Rockhurst Oct 18 vs Missouri St. Louis Oct 18 vs Drury University *Oct 24 at Ashland *Oct 25 at Tiffin *Oct 31 FINDLAY *Nov 07 NORTHWOOD *Nov 08 WAYNE STATE ^Nov 12 at Wayne State Record in 3-set matches: 13-3 Record in 4-set matches: 4-7 Record in 5-set matches: 2-1



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

NEUTRAL 9-2 0-0 9-2


Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

5 31 36 3 28 31 28 90 118 15 45 60 1 19 20 4 38 42 5 29 34 0 11 11 0 12 12 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 61 307 214.5 53 296 201.0

0.37 4 0.35 1 1.17 6 0.69 1 0.35 0 0.42 3 0.47 2 0.23 0 0.40 1 0.15 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 - 2.00 18 1.88 38


2 378.5 1 266.0 1 299.0 2 208.5 1 167.5 12 142.0 3 88.5 3 54.5 0 43.0 0 20.0 1 32.0 0 27.0 0 7.0 1 19.0 27 1752.5 58 1578.0

Score by set 25-17,21-25,19-25,25-15,15-4 20-25,14-25,23-25 25-14,25-10,25-18 25-10,25-15,26-24 25-14,25-17,25-13 20-25,25-17,25-17,25-18 16-25,19-25,25-21,21-25 25-16,25-9,25-19 25-16,25-18,25-16 25-12,25-13,25-10 25-21,23-25,25-15,25-14 25-15,30-28,25-22 25-19,25-17,25-23 25-23,17-25,22-25,25-22,10-15 21-25,16-25,25-20,27-29 26-24,25-21,25-23 26-24,19-25,24-26,24-26 17-25,22-25,25-19,16-25 14-25,16-25,19-25 26-24,25-16,25-15 23-25,34-36,25-27 25-23,25-18,25-23 20-25,25-15,25-19,20-25,15-13 25-18,25-15,26-28,25-22 26-24,25-15,22-25,25-21 25-11,25-18,25-13 25-13,25-20,25-17 25-23,22-25,15-25,25-27 23-25,25-22,17-25,18-25 21-25,16-25,25-20,16-25

Att. 88 65 96 76 317 71 68 60 57 205 427 246 89 356 189 357 221 521 773 197 176 41 0 45 113 86 477 358 287 532

  Hillsdale  Hillsda le Colle College ge V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll Ca re er Caree r K il ill ls 1. Cassandra Cole 2. Taryn Rudland 3. Becky Grzegorski 4. Leslie Koppelman 5. Melissa Bartlett 6. Katherine Jones 7. Katie Keane 8. Kittrick Smith 9. S. Chaffin 10. Tessa Bloemers

1996-99 1,663 2003-06 1,366 2003-06 1,160 1994-97 1,051 2006-07 1,046 2003-06 923 1994-96 922 2006-present 784 xx-xx 758 2003-06 735

20062003-06 2003-06 2006-06 1997 1998-2001 1999-2000 2003-06 20081996-99

.347 .341 .338 .308 .287 .269 .268 .254 .254 .251

Caree Care er r As ssists sis ts 1. Stephanie Booms 2. Stephanie McKeachie 3. Karin Poschke 4. Wendy Waltz 5. Lani Pentico 6. Ashley Pfeffer 7. Ardith Straight 8. Sumer Way 9. Diane Betz 10. Jessica Phillips

2005-08 1997-2000 2001-04 1994-96 1996-97 1998-2001 -2002-05 1994-96 1997-99

4,640 4,289 4,083 3,082 1,251 1,027 967 610 479 195

Career Caree r A c es 1. Katie Keane 2. Stephanie Booms 3. Megan Howard 4. Kati Klein 5. Cassandra Cole 6. Jessica Phillips 7. Karin Poschke 8. J. Pitrone 9. Stephanie McKeachie 10. Bartlett/Bloemers

1994-97 2005-08 2004-07 1998-2001 1996-99 1996-99 2001-04 -1997-2000 --

1. Melissa Bartlett 2. Cassandra Cole 3. Stephanie Dulz 4. Ashlee Crowder 5. Leslie Koppelman 6. Taryn Rudland 7. Busra Kurtuldu 8. Katie Keane 9. Amanda Bigney 10. Kittrick Smith

S ingle-S ea s son on Kills per Se t

2006-07 4.75 1996-99 3.96 1999-2000 3.67 20083.43 1997 3.34 2003-06 3.24 2002-03 3.10 1997 3.01 20072.77 20062.71

Ca reer ree r T ota l Bloc B lo c k s

Car e eer e r H it ting P er c Per cen e ntag tag e 1. Emily Bennett 2. Becky Grzegorski 3. Taryn Rudland 4. Melissa Bartlett 5. Leslie Koppelman 6. Jennie Cook 7. Stephanie Dulz 8. Katherine Jones 8. Ashlee Crowder 10. Cassandra Cole

Ca reer ree r Kills Pe r Set Per Se t

219 166 160 149 146 139 136 126 119 101

1. Leslie Koppelman 2. Taryn Rudland 3. Jennie Cook 4. Katherine Jones 5. Molly Daugherty 6. Becky Grzegorski 7. Stephanie McKeachie 8. Heidi Scott 9. Cassandra Cole 10. Stephanie Booms

1994-97 2003-06 1998-2001 2003-06 1998-2001 2003-06 1997-2000 2001-04 1996-99 2005-08

2004-07 1996-99 1998-2001 2003-06 1998-2001 1996-99 2001-03 1997-2000 1994-97 2002-05

574 532 405 332 277 224 194 174 168 168

2134 1800 1490 1458 1157 1055 929 902 876 804

Sing S ing le le-- sea son Kills 1. Cassandra Cole 2. Melissa Bartlett 3. Cassandra Cole 4. Stephanie Dulz 5. Leslie Koppelman 6. Melissa Bartlett 7. Cassandra Cole 8. Katie Keane 9. Kittrick Smith 10. Taryn Rudland

1999 2007 1998 2000 1997 2006 1997 1997 2007 2004

2007 1999 2006 2000 1998 2008 2002 2004 2005 1997

5.25 4.83 4.15 4.07 3.83 3.43 3.42 3.39 3.38 3.34

Singl Sing lee- Se Sea a son Ac es

Ca r ee eer D Dig ig s 1. Megan Howard 2. Cassandra Cole 3. Jamie Schrock 4. Tessa Bloemers 5. Kati Klein 6. Jessica Philips 7. Amanda Proctor 8. Stephanie McKeachie 9. Katie Keane 10. Sumer Way

1. Melissa Bartlett 2. Cassandra Cole 3. Melissa Bartlett 4. Stephanie Dulz 5. Cassandra Cole 6. Ashlee Crowder 7. Stephanie Johnson 8. Taryn Rudland 9. Taryn Rudland 10. Leslie Koppelman

1. Kati Klein 2. Stephanie Booms 3. Jessica Phillips 4. Hermina Angeles 5. Melissa Bartlett 6. Megan Howard 6. Cassandra Cole 8. Jessica Phillips 9. Karin Poschke 10. Stephanie Booms

1999 2006 1997 1998 2007 2007 1999 1999 2002 2007

64 63 56 55 54 53 53 52 51 49

Sing le- sea son Dig s per Set 1. Megan Howard 2. Megan Howard 3. Megan Howard 4. Cassandra Cole 5. Sydney Dow 6. Tessa Bloemers 7. Megan Howard 8. Cassandra Cole 9. Busra Kurtuldu 10. Busra Kurtuldu

2005 2006 2007 1999 2008 2004 2004 1998 2002 2003

5.73 4.95 4.85 4.67 4.57 4.46 4.41 4.35 3.95 3.87

Ca are reer er Serve Pe r c Per ce en n tage 638 635 482 452 414 411 374 373 365 363

1. Morgan Podkul 2. Emily Bennett 3. Jamie Murray 4. Brogan Wells 5. Sydney Dow 6. Rachel VanderWall 7. Stephanie Booms 8. Megan Howard 9. Elisse Shank 10. Melissa Bartlett

200820062006-08 2008200720072005-08 2004-07 2005-08 2006-07

.947 .970 .947 .939 .933 .923 .922 .912 .902 .895

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 Hillsda Hillsdale le Colleg College e V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll Anytime a sports program “breaks through” to a new level 2004: of success, it often happens 19-11 overall as the result of just one game. 12-5 GLIAC That can accurately describe 2nd South what happened to the Hillsdale College volleyball team very early in the 2004 season. During the team’s first tournament of the season, it knocked off North Alabama, the 2003 Division II national champions. That win set the stage for the first-ever NCAA Division II volleyball regional tournament appearance for the program later that season. On Sept. 28, Hillsdale entered the national rankings for the first time in its program’s history. The accolade came at a point in the schedule when the Chargers had won eight straight games and were 12-2 overall, fresh off a 3-0 win over Tiffin University. The Chargers went on to finish in second place in the GLIAC South Division with a 12-5 conference mark. Another signature win by the team during the regular season came on Oct. 9 when it defeated 14th-ranked Northern Michigan 3-2 at home. But no win was as dramatic for the team as the one it had in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament. Facing arch-rival Findlay, Hillsdale advanced to the tournament semifinals with a 3-0 sweep,

but the game score did not indicate the epic nature of the match. The Chargers set a school record for points in a single game with an incredible 40-38 triumph over the Oilers in the opening game of the match. Sophomore right-side hitter Becky Grzegorski was named First-Team All-GLIAC.

With just two seniors 2005: and two freshmen, the 2005 Hillsdale College volleyball 19-12 overall team was one that grew 11-6 GLIAC and matured together as 3rd South the season progressed. It transitioned from a team learning what success was, into learning what it took to be consistently successful. Some of the respect the team earned in 2004 paid off for this 2005 squad. The Chargers were consistently ranked in the top eight in the region, and earned that kind of respect by playing some outstanding teams in its non-league schedule. Three of the team’s first four losses came to nationally ranked teams like Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Nebraska-Omaha and Minnesota-Duluth. The team came back to post a perfect 4-0 mark at the University of Findlay Tournament in early September. Hillsdale ended the regular season with three straight wins, then gutted out a 3-2 win over Findlay on the road in the first round of the GLIAC Tournament. Playing without two key contributors, the Chargers were down 2-1, but won game four, setting up a fifth game that seemed inevitable from the start. That game was tied 13-13 when Becky Grzegorski had a kill, followed by a Findlay net violation that ended the match and sparked a big Hillsdale celebration on the court. Hillsdale would lose to eventual national champion Grand

Valley State in the GLIAC semifinals, and bowed out of the NCAA tournament after a loss in Allendale to Rockhurst. Junior Taryn Rudland was named First-Team All-GLIAC for the second time in her career, while Katherine Jones (Second Team) and freshman Stephanie Booms (honorable mention) also netted all-conference recognition. The awards for those players, as well as the team’s success, would set the stage for an avalanche of success that would follow in 2006.


  Hillsdale  Hillsda le Colle College ge V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll Hillsdale College has seen a lot of success among its 2006: sports teams in the 100-plus year history of athletics. But 29-2 overall few teams have ever matched 17-0 GLIAC the excellence displayed by the 1st South 2006 Charger volleyball team. History was made on an almost weekly basis by this team, which finished 29-2 overall and was ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation. The team won the GLIAC South Division title, hosted the GLIAC Tournament for the first time, and would go on to host the NCAA Division II Regional Tournament for the first time. The Chargers were a perfect blend of depth, talent and toughness, a team in possession of no weaknesses. Hillsdale started the season winning its first 28 consecutive matches, 20 of those by 3-0 sweeps. Highlighting that perfect regular season was a visit to Allendale on Saturday, Oct. 7. The home court of Grand Valley State had been a house of horrors for the Chargers over the years, as was the team calling that court its home. Hillsdale hadn’t beaten Grand Valley since October 18, 1989, but that streak would come to a screeching halt on this day, as the Chargers pounded the defending national champions, 3-0. Hillsdale won the first two games by a combined 21 points in the victory. Nearly 1,000 fans packed the Jesse Philips Arena on Friday, Nov.

10 when the Chargers hosted Ashland in the regional semifinals. It was the largest crowd to ever watch a volleyball match in the arena, and represented the deepest the team ever advanced in the national tournament. A 3-0 loss to an Eagles team playing at an unbelievably high level ended this most amazing of seasons. Senior Taryn Rudland was named First-Team All-American, becoming the first Charger volleyball player to ever earn such an honor. She was also the GLIAC Player of the Year and shared First-Team All-GLIAC honors with sophomore setter Stephanie Booms.

How does a team follow up a season like the Hillsdale 2007: College volleyball squad had 26-8 overall in 2006? By not dwelling on that season and establishing 15-2 GLIAC a legacy of its own. 1st South The 2007 Chargers repeated as GLIAC South Division champions and made their fourth straight appearance in the NCAA Division II regional tournament. Over the past two years, Hillsdale is 55-10 overall and 32-2 in the GLIAC, both ranking first among all conference teams in that span. With rock-steady seniors like libero Megan Howard and outside hitter Melissa Bartlett, the Chargers had two of the best players at key positions in the GLIAC. Howard would become Hillsdale’s all-time leader in career digs and was named Second-Team All-GLIAC. Bartlett was one of the most powerful hitters in the nation, and finished fourth nationally in total kills with 635. She was named First-Team All-American by both Daktronics and the AVCA, in addition to being the second straight Hillsdale College player to be named GLIAC Player of the Year. Complementing the team’s older players was a precocious group of underclassmen, highlighted by a diversely talented freshman class. Outside hitter Amanda Bigney made a big statement in the team’s regional loss to Indianapolis,

leading the team with 24 kills and proving to be completely unstoppable vs. a team that was the GLVC regular season champions. Sophomore Kittrick Smith stepped her game up to a new level in her second year, finishing with the seventh-most kills in a single season in school history and being named SecondTeam All-GLIAC. This team also exorcised demons from 2006, when it defeated Ashland three times, including the GLIAC tournament semifinals. The Eagles were the only team to beat Hillsdale in 2006.

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In each of the past two seasons, Hillsdale College’s volleyball team has been blessed with some incredible individual performances, along with a 55-10 overall record. In 2006, Taryn Rudland became the first player in the program’s history to be named First-Team All-American. It took exactly one year for another player to achieve that honor, which Melissa Bartlett did in 2007. Both players were named GLIAC Player of the Year, and each were named First-Team All-Region. „ 2007 GLIAC Player of the Year „ 2006 GLIAC Player of the Year „ 2007 Daktronics First-Team All-Region „ 2006 Daktronics First-Team All-Region „ 2007 Daktronics First-Team All-American „ 2006 Daktronics Regional Player of the Year „ 2007 and 2006 First-Team All-GLIAC „ 2006 Daktronics First-Team All-American „ 2007 AVCA First-Team All-American „ 2006 AVCA Third-Team All-American „ Five-time GLIAC South Division Player of the „ Featured in “Faces in the Crowd” in Sports Week Illustrated on Oct. 2, 2006 „ Second-most kills in a single season in school his„ Hillsdale’s career leader in solo blocks tory (635) „ 2004 and 2006 First-Team All-GLIAC „ Fourth in school history in career kills (1,046) in „ 2003 GLIAC Freshman of the Year just two seasons


  Hillsdale  Hillsda le Colle College ge V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll Al l--G All GLI LI A C Pl ay ers Year 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2000 1999 1999 1998 1998 1997

Player Stephanie Booms Sydney Dow Emily Bennett Melissa Bartlett Stephanie Booms Megan Howard Kittrick Smith Jamie Murray Taryn Rudland Melissa Bartlett Becky Grzegorski Stephanie Booms Katherine Jones Megan Howard Taryn Rudland Katherine Jones Stephanie Booms Becky Grzegorski Taryn Rudland Katherine Jones Taryn Rudland Becky Grzegorski Karin Poschke Busra Kurtuldu Karin Poschke Jennie Cook Cassandra Cole Stephanie McKeachie Cassandra Cole Stephanie McKeachie Cassandra Cole

Honor First Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team Second Team Honorable Mention First Team Second Team Honorable Mention Second Team Honorable Mention Second Team First Team Honorable Mention First Team Honorable Mention Second Team

Ye Y e ar - by- Y e a r R ecord e cords s Year Overall/GLIAC Coach 1979 13-5* 4-6 Phyllis Cupp 1980 23-13 7-7 Phyllis Cupp 1981 28-7 7-3 Phyllis Cupp 1982 29-13 4-4 Phyllis Cupp 1983 N/A 3-5 Phyllis Cupp 1984 16-14* N/A Phyllis Cupp 1985 N/A 1-7 Phyllis Cupp 1986 N/A 1-15 Dick Powers 1987 12-13* 3-13 Dick Powers 1988 4-20 2-14 Dick Powers 1989 7-15 2-14 Dick Powers 1990 3-22 1-15 Dick Powers 1991 5-23 1-15 Dick Powers 1992 1-22 0-16 Jackie Snook 1993 7-22 2-16 Jackie Snook 1994 17-21 3-15 Fred Lin 1995 9-24 4-14 Fred Lin 1996 11-22 6-11 Chris Gravel 1997 23-12 10-7 Chris Gravel 1998 15-19 9-10 Chris Gravel 1999 24-10 13-6 Chris Gravel 2000 21-15 11-6 Chris Gravel 2001 20-12 9-8 Chris Gravel 2002 13-17 3-14 Chris Gravel 2003 17-15 9-8 Chris Gravel 2004 19-10 11-6 Chris Gravel 2005 19-12 11-6 Chris Gravel 2006 29-2 17-0 Chris Gravel 2007 26-8 15-2 Chris Gravel 2008 19-11 8-8 Chris Gravel * - indicates latest available won-loss record

Chris Gravel is Hillsdale’s all-time leader in coaching victories in volleyball. Megan Howard was named All-GLIAC twice in her career.

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2008 GLIAC Standings North Division Grand Valley State Michigan Tech Saginaw Valley State Northern Michigan Ferris State Lake Superior State

GLIAC 15-1 12-4 11-5 11-5 8-8 2-14

Pct. .938 .750 .688 .688 .500 .125

Overall 33-4 19-11 25-8 20-12 16-13 6-18

Pct. .892 .633 .758 .625 .552 .250

GLIAC 10-6 9-7 8-8 6-10 2-14 2-14

Pct. .625 .562 .500 .375 .125 .125

Overall 16-14 17-12 19-11 14-13 14-19 12-22

Pct. .533 .586 .633 .519 .424 .353

South Division Northwood Wayne State Hillsdale Ashland Tiffin Findlay

2008 GLIAC Tournament Results Quarterfinals Wayne State 3, Hillsdale 1 Grand Valley State 3, Ferris State 1 Saginaw Valley State 3, Michigan Tech 1 Northern Michigan 3, Northwood 1 Semifinals Grand Valley State 3, Wayne State 1 Saginaw Valley State 3, Northern Michigan 1 Championship Match Grand Valley State 3, Saginaw Valley State 1


Player of the Year: Danielle Alexander Grand Valley State Freshman of the Year: Ashlee Crowder Hillsdale College Libero of the Year: Mayssa Bazzi Wayne State University Coach of the Year: Deann Scanlon Grand Valley State

2008 Great Lakes Regional Tournament Quarterfinals Grand Valley State 3, Northwood 0 Saginaw Valley State 3, Michigan Tech 1 Indianapolis 3, Northern Michigan 2 Northern Kentucky 3, Lewis 0 Semifinals Grand Valley State 3, Indianapolis 1 Saginaw Valley State 3, Northern Kentucky 2 Championship Match Grand Valley State 3, Saginaw Valley State 1

  Hillsdale  Hillsda le Colle College ge V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll Kil l s Kill 1. Danielle Alexander 2. Mandie Meyer 3. Sarha Gosselin 4. Sarah Redoute 5. Veronica Armstrong 6. Marina Santos 7. Gordana Barac 8. Ashlee Crowder 9. Caryn VanBeckum 10. Lauren Mallast


K il l ls s P er e r S et et 427 405 397 384 368 362 353 333 323 304

H i t t ing P e r ce n ta g e 1. Emily Bennett 2. Clara Leutheuser 3. Jen Jung 4. Danielle Alexander 5. Shannon Burke 6. Emma Wolfe 7. Rebeccah Rapin 8. Amanda Stefanski 9. Katt Garvick 10. Courtney Niemeyer



.367 .344 .325 .316 .302 .300 .299 .292 .291 .290


3.64 3.51 3.43 3.30 3.26 3.21 3.17 3.14 3.11 2.81

1. Lauren Mallast 2. Jen Jung 3. Brittany Teaford 4. Clara Leutheuser 5. Danielle Alexander 6. Sara Sorkina 7. Kim Gear 8. Rebeccah Rapin 9. Christa Jung 10. Kelly Jorgensen


1318 1211 1069 1036 1003 975 923 821 712 510

1. Meredith Young 2. Carmen Schacher 3. Sydney Dow 4. Cassie Osiecki 5. Mayssa Bazzi 6. Kaitlin Wiza 7. Amanda Binggeli 8. Brittany Newberry 9. Arian Martin 10. Lindsay Heller


1.50 1.26 1.18 1.17 1.12 1.01 0.90 0.85 0.81 0.81

1. Sarha Gosselin 2. Danielle Alexander 3. Caryn VanBeckum 4. Ashlee Crowder 5. Lauren Mallast 6. Veronica Armstrong 7. Marina Santos 8. Gordana Barac 9. Sarah Redoute 10. Mandie Meyer


.245 .244 .217 .214 .206 .204 .202 .182 .173 .167

1. Grand Valley State 2. Michigan Tech 3. Ferris State 4. Saginaw Valley State 5. Northwood 6. Northern Michigan 7. Hillsdale 8. Wayne State 9. Ashland 10. Findlay

.134 .143 .144 .165 .167 .172 .176 .178 .193 .199

T e a m B loc lo c k s 524 499 489 484 465 426 406 391 388 382

Poin ts P e r S et et 51 48 45 43 42 41 40 36 32 27

1. Grand Valley State 2. Hillsdale 3. Northern Michigan 4. Wayne State 5. Saginaw Valley State 6. Tiffin 7. Michigan Tech 8. Northwood 9. Findlay 10. Ashland

Opponent Oppone nt Hit ting %

D ig s

A ces Aces 1. Carmen Schacher 2. Brooke Bernabei 3. Cassie Osiecki 4. Rachael Hammond 5. Amanda Binggeli 6. Andrea Fritz 7. Andrea Rich 8. Kaari Nevanen 9. Lauren Schweitzer 10. Ali Jones


B lock lo c k s P Pe er S Se et

A ssi s ts 1. Jamie Ashmore 2. Kait Harris 3. Kelsey Skoog 4. Katy Westenberg 5. Andrea Fritz 6. Stephanie Booms 7. Lauren Chapman 8. Madeline Ogden 9. Jessica Adams 10. Ashley Purvis

1. Sarha Gosselin 2. Marina Santos 3. Ashlee Crowder 4. Gordana Barac 5. Veronica Armstrong 6. Mandie Meyer 7. Sarah Redoute 8. Danielle Alexander 9. Caryn VanBeckum 10. Lauren Mallast

T ea m Hit ting %

4.17 4.00 3.93 3.90 3.90 3.88 3.73 3.71 3.67 3.60

1. Michigan Tech 2. Wayne State 3. Grand Valley State 4. Saginaw Valley State 5. Tiffin 6. Hillsdale 7. Northwood 8. Ferris State 9. Northern Michigan 10. Ashland

2.62 2.54 2.32 2.13 2.02 2.00 1.92 1.86 1.80 1.58

Te T e a m Aces A ces 1. Tiffin 2. Findlay 3. Ferris State 4. Ashland 5. Hillsdale 6. Northern Michigan 7. Saginaw Valley State 8. Michigan Tech 9. Wayne State 10. Northwood

1.86 1.79 1.69 1.67 1.55 1.52 1.43 1.37 1.37 1.36

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independent, four-year college in south-central Michigan, Hillsdale College offers the rigorous and lively academic experience one expects of a tier-one liberal arts college, and it stands out for its commitment to the enduring principles of the Western tradition. Its core curriculum embodies this commitment through required courses in disciplines such as history, literature, science and political science in order to develop in students the “philosophical habit of mind� essential to sound education. Likewise, majors at Hillsdale are a rigorous and searching extension of these commitments. Ranging from classics or music to chemistry or business, academic fields of concentration build upon the core curriculum, deepening and specifying students’ appreciation for and understanding of the liberal arts. Hillsdale College is dedicated to intellectual inquiry and to learning, and it recognizes essential human dignity. Ordered liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, free enterprise and man’s moral, intellectual and spiritual nature illuminate this dignity and identify the service of the College to its students, the nation and the Western intellectual and religious tradition. Far-ranging by design and incisive by method, study at Hillsdale College is intellectually demanding. Students work closely with faculty who guide them in their studies, helping students to prepare for a lifetime of accomplishment, leadership and learning. For more information about Hillsdale College or to arrange a visit, call the Admissions Office at (517) 607-2327, or e-mail


College, founded in 1844, is an independent, coeducational, residential, nonsectarian college for about 1,300 students. Its four-year curriculum leads to the degree of bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, whose Commission on Institutions of Higher Education is located at 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602. Hillsdale is included on the approved lists of leading universities for transfer and graduate studies and holds membership in the Association of American Colleges and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Located just off M-99 in the southern Michigan city of Hillsdale, it lies between Detroit and Chicago and is easily accessible via the interstate highway system. Those approaching from the west on the Indiana Tollway should use Interchange 144 (Angola). Those approaching from the east on the Ohio Turnpike should use Exit 13 (Bryan-Montpelier). Approximately one half of Hillsdale’s students come from other states and countries. Hillsdale has traditionally upheld two concepts: academic excellence and institutional independence. The College does not accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies for its operations. This has set it free to offer a unique kind of education. Hillsdale College proudly adheres to the non-discriminatory policy regarding race, religion, sex and national or ethnic origin that it has maintained since long before governments found it necessary to regulate such matters. Hillsdale College is located in the northern part of the city of Hillsdale, with its various grounds and facilities covering some 200 acres. The main quadrangle of the campus is principally devoted to academic and administrative facilities. It has many beautiful oaks, maples and pines and is located atop the highest hill in the city.

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 Hillsda Hillsdale le Colleg College e V Volle ol l e yb yba all ll DR. LARRY ARNN President Dr. Larry P. Arnn, the 12th president of Hillsdale College, received his B.A. in Political Science and Accounting in 1974 from Arkansas State University, graduating with the highest distinction. He studied at the Claremont Graduate School and received his M.A. in Government in 1976, and his Ph.D. in Government in 1985. He studied in England from 1977 to 1980, first as a research student in International History at the London School of Economics and then in Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford University. He has received numerous fellowships and awards, among them a two-year fellowship from the Alcoa Foundation in 1972; a Richard M. Weaver Fellowship in 1975; a Rotary International Fellowship in 1977; and Earhart Foundation Fellowships in 1978, 1979, and 1980; and a Winston S. Churchill Association Fellowship from 1977 to 1980. While in England, Dr. Arnn served as Director of Research for Mr. Martin, now Sir Martin, Gilbert of Merton College, Oxford. Sir Martin is the official biographer of Sir Winston Churchill. Dr. Arnn returned to the United States in 1980 to become an editor for Public Research, Syndicated. In 1985, he became president of the Claremont Institute, a public policy research institution based in Southern California. Published widely in many national newspapers, magazines and periodicals on issues of public policy and political theory, Dr. Arnn is a director of the Henry Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna College, of the Americans Against Discrimination and Preferences, of the Center for Individual Rights, of St. Mark’s Episcopal School, and of the Claremont Institute. He served on the Board of Advisors for Landmark Legal Foundation, and on the Academic Advisory Board of the Free Enterprise Institute and of the International Churchill Society. He recently was appointed to the Congressional Policy Advisory Board which provides counsel to the House Republican Policy Committee. He is a member of the American Political Science Association, Pi Sigma Alpha, the Mont Pelerin Society, the International Churchill Society and the Philanthropy Roundtable.


Hillsdale’s new president was also the Founding Chairman of the California Civil Rights Initiative, or Proposition 209 on the November 1996 ballot. He and his wife, Penelope, have three children, Henry, Katy and Alice.

2009 Hillsdale College Volleyball Media Guide  

Here is the media guide for the 2009 Hillsdale College volleyball team.