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Coaching Pam Knox returns for her ninth season as the leader of the Western Oregon softball program in 2011. She led the Wolves to their only NCAA west region tournament in 2008, after the team earned a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title with an 18-6 record. Western Oregon advanced to the finals of the NCAA Division II west region championship and finished the season with a 33-18 record, after ranking as high as No. 8 in the national rankings (Mar. 5). Last season, the Wolves finished second in the GNAC with a 26-14 mark in conference and a 32-21 record overall. This marked first time in the 26 years of the program the Wolves have recorded four straight season with a .500 or better winning percentage. Knox also recruited some of the most decorated student-athletes in school history. Tyler Sutherland earned the GNAC Player of the Year and All-American honors in 2009 under Knox’s tutelage. Five student-athletes earned All-GNAC honors in 2010 under the leadership of Knox, including three being voted to the first team. Knox now has a 16-year overall collegiate coaching mark of 389-352, after also directing teams at Northwest Missouri State and Park College. She arrived at WOU in 2003, and her first Wolves team went 27-17 overall and tied for second in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with a 14-7 record, just missing a playoff berth. Prior to her arrival in Monmouth, Knox coached at another NCAA Division II school for six seasons. At Northwest Missouri State, Knox posted a 146-117 record, leading the Bearcats to a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association Championship in 1999. Her squad was 29-16 in 2002, the school’s best mark since the 1986 season. The Bearcats had winning seasons in five of the six campaigns with Knox as its leader. Prior to her time at Northwest Missouri State, Knox created the softball program at Park College (Missouri), guiding the Pirates to a 53-38 record in two seasons (1995-96). She has also served as an assistant at Central Missouri State (1990-92) and Santa Ana College (1981-85) was the head softball and volleyball coach at Brown Mackie College in Kansas (1993-94). A 1976 graduate of Newport Harbor High School in Southern California, Knox started at shortstop for two seasons at Golden West College, helping lead her squad to two national junior college championships. She then went on to captain teams at the University of Arizona and Cal State Fullerton, leading both clubs into the AIAW College World Series. Knox holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Fullerton and has a master’s degree in physical education from Central Missouri State.

Marie Stone joins the Western Oregon softball coaching staff for her first season as the team’s pitching coach. Stone takes over as the Wolves’ pitching coach after serving as the head coach of the softball program at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas. In her one season at the helm of the program, Stone guided the Saints to a 30-16 record and a second place finish in the Red River Athletic Conference (22-6). She led four student-athletes to all-conference honors and earned the Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. In her one season, Our Lady of the Lake University led the RRAC in batting average (.335), slugging percentage (.484) and home runs (42). The team was also nationally ranked in runs scored (10th), hits (11th) home runs (13th), batting average (23rd) and slugging percentage (23rd). “Marie brings knowledge, experience, passion and enthusiasm to our program,” said Western Oregon head coach Pam Knox. “She has been an assistant coach and a head coach at the college level. I am excited to have someone with that experience on board here at Western Oregon. Marie will be working primarily with our pitchers and catchers, oversee the conditioning and weight training program and assist with recruiting.” Prior to her first job as a head coach, Stone had stops at Hill College (Hillsboro, Texas) and Reinhardt College (Waleska, Ga.) in the role of assistant coach. During her playing career at Texas Wesleyan University, Stone was a two-time all-conference performer and was named the co-player of the year. She still holds the Texas Wesleyan school records with strikeouts in a game (14) and total bases in a game (11). Stone earned her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Texas Wesleyan University. She earned her master’s degree two years later in Sports Administration from Texas Women’s University. Stone is a native of Pittsburg, Texas.




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Grand Canyon# Hawaii-Hilo# Western New Mexico# Humboldt State# Dixie State# Concordia (DH) Corban MSU Billings (DH)* MSU Billings (DH)*

Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Las Vegas Monmouth Salem, Ore. Monmouth Monmouth

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Simon Fraser (DH)* Simon Fraser (DH)* Western Washington (DH)* Western Washington (DH)* Central Washington (DH)* Central Washington (DH)*

Burnaby, B.C. Burnaby, B.C. Bellingham, Wash. Bellingham, Wash. Monmouth Monmouth

1:00 pm 1:00 pm Noon Noon Noon 11:00 am

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Monmouth Ellensburg, Wash. Lacey, Wash.

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Home games bold Great Northwest Athletic Conference Desert Stinger Invitational Mizuno Tournament of Champions

western oregon ATHLETICS



Player-team Shana Hilyard Tyler Sutherland

Year 1997 2009

All-region academic teams

Player Sommer Wolcott Andi Kohlmeyer Andi Kohlmeyer Lydia Foster

Year 1998 2003 2004 2006

Conference player of the year

Player Shana Hilyard Tyler Sutherland

Year 1996 2009

Conference pitcher of the year

Player Katie Fleer

Year 2008

First-team all-region or alldistrict

Player Theresa Mengis Michelle Peachey Melissa Schaefer Tamara Kolbo Sue Wetten Shana Hilyard Shana Hilyard Deann Benson Sarah Everhart Jacque Cumming Susan Hagberg Dacia Hawkins Sarah Everhart Trish Wall Dacia Hawkins Crystal Wells Sarah Everhart Lydia Foster Trina Dorn Tyler Sutherland Jessica Hallmark Bailey Rueck

Year 1992 1992 1992 1993 1994 1996 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999 1999 2000 2000 2000 2005 2007 2009 2009 2010


No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 15 17 19 20 21 25

Name Ali Parkerson Andrea Bailey Tierra-Lyn Cuba Kelsey White Ashley Gardner Danielle Harcourt Ashley Worthey Tia Misfeldt Kendra George Bailey Rueck Jessica Hallmark Alex Hillmick Ashley Cashin Brittany Reeves Jessica Wood Emily Cote Danyelle Hutchinson Ellen Bogardus



Pos Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. So.

Year 1992 1992 1992 1992 1993 1993 1993 1994 1994 1994 1995 1995 1995 1996 1996 1996 1996 1997 1997 1997 1997 1998 1998 1998 1998 1999 1999

Hometown Lakenheath AFB, UK Gresham, Ore. Mililani, Hawaii Salem, Ore. Salem, Ore. St. Helens, Ore. Aloha, Ore. Grants Pass, Ore. Roseburg, Ore. Portland, Ore. Salem, Ore. Pendleton, Ore. Phoenix, Ariz. White City, Ore. The Dalles, Ore. Harrisburg, Ore. Kennewick, Wash. Bothell, Wash.


Lakenheath Barlow Mililani South Salem South Salem St. Helens Century Grants Pass Roseburg Grant Sprague Pendleton Pinnacle Crater The Dalles-Wahtonka Harrisburg Bothell Senior Bothell

Softball Facts

Head Coach Knox Career Record Knox WOU Record Knox GNAC Record Office Number Email Assistant Coaches 2010 Record 2010 GNAC Record Starters Returning Letterwinners Returning/Lost All-time Record All-time GNAC Record

Pam Knox (CSU Fullerton) 389-352 (16 seasons) 190-197 (eight seasons) 122-89 (eight seasons) (503) 838-8438 Marie Stone 32-21 26-14 6 position players/3 pitchers 9/8 554-567 193-204

School City, State Founded Enrollment Home Field/Capacity Nickname Colors Conference Affiliation/Region President

Western Oregon University Monmouth, Ore. 1856 6,200 WOU Softball Field/500-grass Wolves Red & White Great Northwest Athletic Conference NCAA Division II/West Region Dr. John P. Minahan

WOU Quick Facts

Athletic Support Directory Director of Athletics Associate Athletic Director Faculty Athletic Representatives NCAA Compliance Coordinator/SWA Director of Student Services Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Equipment Manager

Sports Information

First-team all-conference

Player Theresa Mengis Michelle Peachey Melissa Schaefer Kristine Shirley Tamara Kolbo Sue Wetten Michelle Peachey Susie Baumgartner Colleen Obrits Sue Wetten Susie Baumgartner Danielle Langeliers Jenny MacDonald Shana Hilyard Danielle Langeliers Jenny MacDonald Suzanne Roper Shana Hilyard Megan Big John Jenny MacDonald Jennifer Doherty Deann Benson Sommer Wolcott Susan Hagberg Sarah Everhart Trish Wall Dacia Hawkins

Yr HS 1V 3V 1V HS HS HS HS 2V 2V 3V HS HS 1V 2V HS HS 1V

2011 WOU Softball Quick Facts

2011 Wolves Softball


2010 Year in Review

Director Office Phone Cell Phone Fax Email Wolves Sports Scoreboard Athletics Website

Daniel Hare Michael Collins Dr. Dean Braa and Kathy Farrell Stephanie Metz Jami Strinz Kurtis Kidd Jennifer O’Sullivan Frank Vanderberg

Sarah Everhart Sarah Everhart Jacque Cumming Marissa Card Allison Sempsis Val King Andi Kohlmeyer Marissa Card Lydia Foster Shannon Prochaska Lydia Foster Trina Dorn Tyler Sutherland Tyler Sutherland Katie Fleer Jessica Hallmark Tyler Sutherland Amanda Fleer Jessica Hallmark Bailey Rueck Tyler Sutherland Jessica Hallmark

Coach of the Year

Coach-award Willie Rucker (conf.) Pam Knox (GNAC)

1999 2001 2001 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2008 2009 2009 2009 2010 2010 2010

Year 1995 2008

WOU All-time records Hits

Game 5 Jenny McDonald (’95), Tamara Kolbo (’92) Season 69 Dacia Hawkins (’99) Career 268 Tyler Sutherland (‘07-10) Average

Season .431 Angel Namhie (‘95) Career . 389 Tyler Sutherland (‘07-10)


Game 8 Jessica Hallmark (‘09) Season 39 Jessica Hallmark (‘10) Career 113 Jessica Hallmark (‘08-10) Runs

Danny Barnts (503) 838-8121 (509) 336-9944 (503) 838-8164 (503) 838-8020

Game 4 By five players Season 47 Tyler Sutherland (‘07-9) Career 159 Tyler Sutherland (‘07-10) Doubles

Game 2 Many times Season 22 Tyler Sutherland (‘07-9) Career 59 Tyler Sutherland (‘07-10) Home Runs


Game 2 By six players Season 12 Jessica Hallmark (‘10) Career 30 Jessica Hallmark (‘10)

Final Record: 32-21 GNAC: 26-14 (second place) Home: 14-8 Road: 14-9 Neutral: 4-4

Stolen Bases

Individual First-Team All-GNAC: Tyler Sutherland, Bailey Rueck, Jessica Hallmark Second-Team All-GNAC: Kelsey White, Amanda Fleer All-GNAC Academic Team: Tyler Sutherland, Jessica Wood, Kendra George, Chelsey Grigsby, Emily Kenagy, Bailey Rueck NFCA All-West Region Team: Bailey Rueck (second team) All-Tournament Teams: Amanda Fleer (Mizuno Tournament of Champions) GNAC Pitcher of the Week: Kelsey White (Mar. 15), Jessica Wood (May 3) GNAC Player of the Week: Jessica Hallmark (Mar. 22), Amanda Fleer (Mar. 29), Jessica Hallmark (Apr. 12), Bailey Rueck (May 3) Marquis Spas Athlete of the Year: Tyler Sutherland

First-team all-conference (cont.)

The Great Northwest Athletic Conference begins its 10th season as the governing body for 10 NCAA Division II universities. The 10 member institutions stretch from Fairbanks, Alaska in the north to Nampa, Idaho in the south and from Anchorage, Alaska in the west to Billings, Montana in the east. The university enrollments also vary in size from near 27,000 (SFU) to 1,200 students (NNU) but they all compete equally in the GNAC. The conference offers a variety of sports ranging from football to golf.

Game 4 Marissa Card (’04), Crystal Wells (’99) Season 23 Jess Farnsworth (’01) Career 59 Dacia Hawkins (’99-01) Wins

Season 21 Katie Fleer (‘08) Career 57 Sarah Everhart (’98-01)


Game 16 Sarah Everhart (’98) Season 193 Katie Fleer (‘08) Career 618 Sarah Everhart (’98-01) ERA

Season 0.91 Julie Tropp (’86) Career 1 .28 Julie Tropp (’86-89) Shutouts

Season 9 Allison Sempsis (’03), Sarah Everhart (’01) Career 16 Sarah Everhart (’98-01)

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