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CHAMPIONS By its very nature, athletics is goal-oriented, and at Stevenson University our goal is to win national championships. That’s why we build first-class quality facilities, hire experienced coaches, and provide competitive opportunities through the nation’s best NCAA Division III conferences. We anticipate following the success of our nationally ranked men’s and women’s lacrosse programs as the model for each of our sports, including our new football and women’s ice hockey programs. In addition to our varsity programs, Stevenson will begin offering many club level programs and has hired a Director of Club Sports to make sure that our student-athletes are developed into national caliber contenders. All of this and more make Stevenson University the place to pursue both athletic and academic excellence.


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3 // Stevenson University Athletics 6 // First-Class Facilities 12 // Athletics Director 13 // Baseball 14 // Men’s Basketball 15 // Women’s Basketball 16 // Men’s & Women’s Cross Country 17 // Field Hockey 18 // Football 19 // Men’s & Women’s Golf 20 // Women’s Ice Hockey 21 // Men’s Lacrosse 22 // Women’s Lacrosse 23 // Softball

24 // Men’s Soccer 25 // Women’s Soccer 26 // Men’s & Women’s Tennis 27 // Men’s & Women’s Track & Field 28 // Men’s Volleyball 29 // Women’s Volleyball 30 // Competitive Cheer 31 // Dance 32 // Club Sports 33 // Intramural Sports 34 // Stevenson Spirit 35 // Marching Band 36 // About Stevenson University 40 // 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), and women’s ice hockey, which began its inaugural season in 2012-13 as an independent. The MAC sponsors 23 conference sports and includes Albright College, Alvernia University, Arcadia University, Delaware Valley College, DeSales University, Eastern University, Elizabethtown College, 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 affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Volleyball

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NUMBERS 800+ // 2013 // 1994 // 345 // 4 //

First National Championship

Student Athletes

First Year of Athletics

All-Conference Selections

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All-Americans Intercollegiate Sports Players of the Year NCAA Championship Appearances Coaches of the Year Conference Championships Rookies of the Year CoSIDA Academic All-Americans


“ “ “ I chose Stevenson because of their commitment to excellence. On my visit, it didn’t take long for me realize how supportive Stevenson, then Villa Julie, was from administration, to the faculty and staff and down throughout the entire athletic department. It may seem a bit rare, but I valued my academic experience at Stevenson just as much as I did my athletic career. In retrospect, attending Stevenson proved to be a great decision and one that I will always value.

I knew that career preparation was my top priority and that I would greatly benefit from the personalized education that SU had to offer. Being a four year student-athlete has truly molded the person that I am today. I was provided with exceptional opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and on the field in practical experience through internships and community service projects.

Jimmy Dailey ’11 // Men’s Lacrosse 2011 USILA and CAC Player of the Year

Allison Humphries ’11 // Women’s Soccer 2010 CAC Player of the Year

Stevenson University gave me the opportunity to play collegiate baseball while earning a degree from a University with a well-respected name in the community. Many colleges and universities brag that they provide their students with individualized attention, but I can honestly say that Stevenson goes above and beyond for its students. Casey Davis ’02 // Baseball Founder of

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FACILITIES Stevenson’s athletic facilities are among the best in Division III. To accommodate its growth and 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. 6 //


Owings Mills Gymnasium

One of the best facilities in Division III, 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 offices for football and men’s lacrosse.

Opened in August 2010, the 38,000-square foot facility seats 1,250 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, ticket office, concessions, athletic department offices and storage.

The concourse level has a full-service ticket office and concession stand as well as spacious restroom facilities, 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 president’s suite and an outdoor patio as well as one of the best media facilities in Division III that boasts coaches’ boxes, radio booths, and television and video suites as well as space for general media and game day administration.

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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.

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.

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 coaches’ office, shower and restroom facilities, and personalized lockers for each studentathlete.

Caves Sports and Wellness Center


Built in the late 1970s as the Baltimore Colts’ 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.

Weinberg-Fine is a fenced stadium featuring inground dugouts, inning-by-inning scoreboard, a press box, and seating for 275 spectators.

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 800plus 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.

PINEY BRANCH GOLF CLUB This championship, 18-hole, par 71, 6,870-yard course located in Hampstead club 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.

Greenspring campus Stevenson University’s Greenspring campus also features ample athletic facilities, including an NCAA-approved Bermuda rye grass game field; six tennis courts; a cross country course; and the Manuszak Student Union, which houses an auxiliary gymnasium, fitness center, baseball team room, and coaches’ offices.

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ATHLETIC TRAINing The Stevenson University athletic training staff works closely with members of the sports medicine team to provide the best injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and appropriate education to all varsity studentathletes competing in intercollegiate athletics. The athletic training staff is housed in the newly renovated 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

among the best in the nation among any NCAA school. In addition to the main training room and offices, the area features a rehab room, a hydrotherapy room that features a SwimEx model 700T for non-weight bearing rehabilitation, and a Polar Plunge tub for cold-immersion treatments. A satellite athletic training room is also located on the Greenspring campus which services practices and games. The University’s athletic training staff works with an excellent group of team physicians, including an orthopedic surgeon, an optometrist, and a neurologist.

Scott Zema

Head Athletic Trainer // 443-352-4263 Zema, a former faculty member and certified athletic trainer at Slippery Rock University, is Stevenson’s Associate Athletic Director and Head Athletic Trainer. While at Slippery Rock, Zema had several responsibilities, including working with the NCAA Division I wrestling team before the program’s discontinuance and as the football team’s head athletic trainer. Zema also served as an assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences at Slippery Rock from 1999 to 2012. He served as the associate coordinator of athletic training services and clinical education and clinical site coordinator, where he constructed contacts and set up affiliate sites for student’s offsite experiences. Zema received a 2013 Athletic Trainer Service Award by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Zema is a graduate of the Slippery Rock athletic training program where he earn 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.

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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 studentathletes mentally for the demands they will face during competition. Stevenson University student-athletes utilize a wide variety of training methods, from Olympicstyle lifting and powerlifting to the use of chains and tires, all of which serve to produce a higher level of athletic performance.

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Brett Adams

Athletics Director // 443-352-4250 The first full-time Athletic Director in Stevenson’s history, Brett Adams arrived at the start of the 1994-95 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 12 more sports and now boasts 23 intercollegiate sports with women’s ice hockey being the latest. Adams has also been 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). Adams played a major role in launching the NEAC, serving as the first chair of the Athletic Directors’ Committee and as the Executive

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Committee’s chair from 2004-06. In its three years in the NEAC, Stevenson won the conference’s President’s Cup all three seasons. Following the 2006-07 academic year, Stevenson moved to the highly competitive CAC. In July 2012, the Mustangs moved to the MAC for 21 of its 23 NCAA Division III sports as a member of the Commonwealth Conference. Adams’ career in intercollegiate athletics began shortly after his graduation from York College (Pa.) in 1989. He was a three-year member of the Spartan men’s basketball program, serving as co-captain during the 1989-90 season. Following his graduation, he remained at his alma mater as an assistant coach from 1989-94, during which York was regionally ranked in four of his five seasons and nationally ranked for two. In addition to coaching basketball, Adams also took on the position of head women’s tennis coach, receiving CAC Coach of the Year honors in 1994 after leading the Spartans to a couple of regional rankings for the team and a national ranking for two of its players. In addition to his responsibilities as athletics director at Stevenson, Adams served as the head men’s basketball coach from 1994-2010.

JASON Tawney

Head Coach // 443-352-4280 Tawney enters his 12th season as the head baseball coach at Stevenson in 2014. He led the team to the Commonwealth Conference championship quarterfinals during their first season in the conference in 2013. The Mustangs advanced to the CAC championship in 2012 and 2009.

BASEBALL Stevenson has posted six 20-win seasons during the past eight years, including a school record 29 in 2006. 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. This past season they advanced to the Commonwealth Conference semifinals in their first season in the MAC. Since 2006, the team has had 25 all-conference selections, seven all-region selections, three COSIDA Academic All-Americans and two Gold Glove winners.

Under Tawney, Stevenson has won at least 24 games in five of the past eight seasons, including a school record 29 in 2006. The Mustangs have amassed two NEAC regular-season championships, three second-place finishes in the NEAC tournament and two in the CAC. The team has also posted 16 victories over nationally ranked teams. As a player, Tawney played three seasons at Division II Wingate where he was a member of three nationally ranked teams before an injury cut his career short. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1999, graduating with honors.

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Gary Stewart

Head Coach // 443-352-4053


BASKETBALL The men’s basketball team is one of only four 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 after back-toback 20-win seasons. The team captured the inaugural Pride of Maryland Championship in 2005 and the NEAC title in 2007. Last season the team advanced to its first conference tournament since 2007.

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Stewart returns for his third season as the head men’s basketball coach at Stevenson for the 2013-14 season. Last year, he led the Mustangs to their fourth best finish in school history, including a postseason appearance for the first time since 2007. Stewart also guided the team to the third-best regular season turnaround in Division III. With 27 years as a highly respected college coach, 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 10 at Division III. He boasts 252 career victories as a head coach, totaling four conference championships and seven postseason appearances. Prior to Stevenson, Stewart was the head coach at UC Davis from 2003-11 where he led the program’s four-year reclassification from Division II to Division I, culminating in the Aggies’ first year as an official member of the Big West Conference during the 2007-08 season.

Jackie Boswell

Head Coach // 443-352-4048


BASKETBALL The women’s basketball team won its 100th game in school history on Jan. 20, 2010 with a 55-52 victory over rival Salisbury. The Mustangs won 39 games during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, advancing to the NEAC championship game and the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2007. The team won a school record 20 games in 2005-06 and 19 in 2006-07. In 2012, the Mustangs advanced to the CAC Women’s Basketball Championship for the first time since 2008.

Boswell begins her third season as the head women’s basketball coach at Stevenson in 2013-14. She led the Mustangs to the 2012 CAC Women’s Basketball Championship, their first since 2008. She earned her first victory in her first collegiate game on Nov. 15, 2011 as the Mustangs defeated Arcadia on the road, 65-42. She led the team to its first victory over perennial power Marymount (Va.) on Jan. 14, 2012. Boswell also serves as Assistant Director of Compliance at SU. Prior to Stevenson, Boswell spent 10 highly successful seasons at Seton Keough High School from 2000-11 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 in 2006, 2007, and 2009 and was named Metro Coach of the Year in 2009. She was also named WBCA District 3 Coach of the Year in 2008. Boswell spent a total of 14 years at Seton Keough, serving as the head girls basketball coach, head softball coach and Athletics Director from 2000-11.

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Carol Zimmerman Head Coach // 443-352-4375



Both teams had student-athletes earn second team all-conference honors in 2008 and 2009. The men’s team posted its first team score at the CAC Cross Country Championship in 2010. In 2009, Avior Zynda earned All-CAC Second Team honors with a 13th place finish at the conference championship. The women’s squad has two top five finishes in four appearances at the CAC Cross Country Championship and has also competed at the past four NCAA Mideast Region Championship, placing 39th in 2008. Danielle Riley earned AllCAC Second Team honors after finishing 11th at the CAC Championship in 2008. This past season they placed second at the Hood Open. 16 //

Zimmerman will be entering her 22nd year with Stevenson as she resumed her previous role as the women’s cross country coach prior to the 2012-13 season. Throughout her time with the Mustangs, Zimmerman has served as a Coordinator of Athletics, Assistant Athletic Director, Associate Athletic Director, SAAC Advisor, Physical Education Instructor, Intramural Director, and Men’s and Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field Coach. She also was selected as the school representative for the NCAA Convention in San Antonio, where the school was first accepted into the NCAA. In 1980, Zimmerman graduated from West Chester University in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. At West Chester, Zimmerman was a member of both the cross country and track and field teams. She went on to earn her M.Ed. from Towson University in 1989. During her time at Towson, she was the Assistant Women’s Track Coach from 1983-84.

Laurel Martin

Head Coach // 443-352-4272 Martin returns for her third season as the head coach at Stevenson in 2013 after guiding to Mustangs to their seventh straight appearance in the conference playoffs.

FIELD HOCKEY Stevenson made six straight appearances in the CAC Field Hockey Championship from 2006-12. The Mustangs continued their championship streak by appearing in the Commonwealth Conference Field Hockey Championship in their first season in the MAC. In 2008, the team won a school record 10 games while advancing to the semifinals of the conference tournament. Since 2006, the Mustangs have had 12 players earn allconference honors and four receive NFHCA AllSouth Region selections. Off the field, Stevenson has been the recipient of the NFHCA National Academic Team Award every year since 2009.

Prior to coming to Stevenson, Martin spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Lebanon Valley where she compiled a 169-50 record, leading the Dutchmen to six NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship appearances, including two semifinals and four quarterfinals. A two-time NFCA Regional Coach of the Year, Martin has mentored 28 All-Region and 15 All-America selections as well as three Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year recipients and three Rookie of the Year winners. Martin is a 1991 graduate 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. // 17


Head Coach // 443-352-4267 The first head coach in school history, Hottle returns for his third season at Stevenson in 2013. He led the Mustangs to their first win in program history, a 46-43 double overtime victory over Christopher Newport on Sept. 10, 2011 in front of a sellout crowd of 3,500 fans in the inaugural game at Mustang Stadium.

FOOTBALL After its inaugural season in 2011, Stevenson took the field for its second season in 2012. The team posted the first win in school history on Sept. 3, 2011 with a thrilling 46-43 double overtime victory over Christopher Newport in the first game at Mustang Stadium. In its short two-year history, the team has boasted three sellout crowds, five all-conference selections, one honorable mention All-American, and one Rookie of the Year.

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Prior to Stevenson, Hottle served as the head football coach at Gallaudet from 2005-09, amassing a 27-20 record in five seasons and leading the Bison back to NCAA Division III status in 2007. He also served as the school’s Assistant Athletics Director. Hottle was selected as the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading Gallaudet to a 6-4 record and a second-place finish. The Bison ranked ninth in the nation in rushing offense and 10th in total defense. In 2005, Hottle led the Bison through a developmental season where they posted a 9-0 record before going 4-6 in their first season back in Division III in 2007.


Head Coach // 443-352-4388



The men’s golf team has boasted 22 all-conference selections during the past nine seasons while winning three conference championships, including the 2013 Commonwealth Conference Championship. This past season, the team had three first-place finishes, two GCAA All-America Scholars, and one All-Region selection while making the program’s second-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship. Stevenson officially added women’s golf as an intercollegiate sport in fall 2009 and the team has competed in three consecutive Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead serves as the home course for both teams.

Ramer enters his 10th season as the head men’s golf coach at Stevenson in 2013-14. During that time, he has led the Mustangs to two conference championships and two appearances in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship. The team has also finished in the top two at the conference championship five times. Under Ramer, the Mustangs have had 26 allconference selections, two Rookie of the Year honorees in 2011 and 2012, and one Player of the Year in 2011. He was also named the CAC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2011 and the Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year in 2013. Off the course, Stevenson has been honored as an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) in 2010 and 2011 for having a team grade point average of 3.00 or higher during the academic year. Also in 2010, Matt Lukehart was awarded with the first annual Andrew Geyer Award and was recognized as a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar for Division III by the GCAA. The team had two additional All-America Scholars this past season. // 19

Tracy Johnson

head Coach // 443-352-4455 After spending one season at Amherst College, including a stint as the interim head coach, Tracy Johnson begins her first year as the head coach at Stevenson in 2013-14.


ICE HOCKEY Women’s ice hockey competed in its inaugural season in 2012-13. The team posted its first win in school history on Oct. 27, 2012 with a 4-1 victory over Buffalo State. The Mustangs, who compete as an independent in Division III, are one of only 91 schools in the NCAA and the 53rd in Division III to sponsor women’s ice hockey. Stevenson is the only school south of Pennsylvania to have a collegiate women’s ice hockey team. The team practices and plays its home games at Reisterstown SportsPlex located just five miles from the Owings Mills campus. 20 //

Johnson served as an assistant coach at Amherst in 2011-12 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 as 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 All-Academic Team while also earning the Athletic Director’s Award for Academic Achievement on three occasions.

PAUL Cantabene Head Coach // 443-352-4254


LACROSSE Stevenson won the school’s first national championship this past season with a 16-14 victory over RIT on May 26, 2013 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The team posted a school-record 22 wins, including going a perfect 8-0 in their first season in the Commonwealth Conference. The Mustangs won their first conference championship in 2010 and have been ranked in the top 10 for 50 straight weeks since Feb. 23, 2009. The team has boasted 40 All-America selections, including the nation’s Outstanding Player of the Year in 2011.

Cantabene, named the 2013 Coach of the Year by CaptainU, returns for his 10th season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Stevenson in 2014 after leading the Mustangs to their first national championship. In nine seasons, he has led the Mustangs to five NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship appearances, including one national championship and three national semifinals finishes. He has also won three conference tournaments, the 2013 Commonwealth Conference championship, the 2010 CAC championship, and the 2006 ECAC Division III Metro/South Championship. Under Cantabene, Stevenson has also boasted 43 AllAmerica selections, 10 USILA Scholar All-Americans, two USILA Attackman of the Year awards and the 2011 USILA Outstanding Player and Defensive Player of the Year. The 2013 team was named Team of the Year by Touchdown Club of Annapolis. Cantabene, who became the second-fastest head coach in Division III to reach 100 career wins, was inducted into the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Rochester Chapter in 2003. He was an assistant coach on the U.S. men’s lacrosse team that won the 2010 FIL World Championship. // 21

KATHY Railey

Head Coach // 443-352-4255 With 23 years of collegiate coaching experience, Railey begins her 15th as a head women’s lacrosse coach in 2014, including her ninth at Stevenson where she also serves as an Associate Athletics Director, Senior Woman’s Administrator, and Compliance Director.


LACROSSE The Mustangs became the first women’s team at Stevenson to be nationally ranked when they debuted at No. 19 in the IWLCA Division III Poll on March 8, 2010. This season the team achieved its highest-ever ranking at No. 15 on April 30, 2013 while finishing the season with a school record 16 wins and going a perfect 8-0 in their first season in the Commonwealth Conference. The Mustangs have won at least 10 games in five of the last six seasons. They have had 25 all-conference and 17 all-region selections since 2008.

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In 14 seasons, Railey has totaled 142 career wins, 80 of which have come at Stevenson, including a school record 16 in 2013. She has led the team to at least 10 wins in five of the last six seasons. The Mustangs have been nationally-ranked in each of the last four years, climbing as high as No. 15 in the IWLCA Division III Coaches’ Poll. Under Railey, Stevenson has boasted 26 allconference selections and 17 IWLCA all-region selections. 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 from 2000-05. 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.

Joey Lye

Head Coach // 443-352-4455 Lye returns for her third season at Stevenson in 2014 after leading the Mustangs to the championship game of the Commonwealth Conference Softball tournament a year ago. This past season she guided the Mustangs to a school record 24 wins and a finish in the semifinals of the ECAC Division III South Softball Tournament.

SOFTBALL Stevenson has combined for 88 wins over the last four seasons, including a school-record 24 this past season. In their first season in the Commonwealth Conference, the Mustangs advanced to their first conference championship as well as the semifinals of the ECAC Division III South Championship. The Mustangs advanced to the semifinals of the CAC Softball Championship twice in 2010 and 2012 as well as the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2011. The team has boasted eight all-conference selections, including the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

Lye earned her first collegiate head coaching victory on Feb. 25, 2012 with a 2-1 win in eight innings over Emory & Henry. Stevenson finished the season with four-straight victories, including a sweep of Centennial Conference champion and 2012 NCAA Division III Softball Championship participant McDaniel. In two seasons, she has had four All-Conference selections. A member of the Canadian national team, Lye came to Owings Mills from Williams College where she spent two seasons as an assistant softball coach.

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JOHN Plevyak

Head Coach // 443-352-4256 Plevyak enters his seventh season at Stevenson in 2013 with 27 years of coaching experience and over 400 career games to his credit.


SOCCER Stevenson has posted 41 wins over the last four 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 after advancing to the ECAC semifinals and posting 12 wins in 2009. Since 2007, Stevenson has totaled 10 all-conference and two Rookie of the Year selections as well as one Player of the Year and one Coach of the Year.

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In 2009, Plevyak was named CAC Co-Coach of the Year after leading the Mustangs to a 12-10-1 record. As the fourth-seed 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 lead 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 six seasons at Stevenson, Plevyak has had nine All-Conference selections, two CAC Rookie of the Years, one CAC Player of the Year, and one AllAmerican. The winningest head coach in the history of the men’s soccer program at McDaniel, Plevyak came to Stevenson in 2007. Plevyak is a 1977 graduate of the University of Baltimore with a degree in criminal justice.

Graeme Millar

Head Coach // 443-352-4252 Millar beings his seventh season as the head women’s soccer coach. He also serves at the Athletics Department’s Game Day Manager.


SOCCER Stevenson won its first postseason championship with a 2-1 overtime victory over Wilkes in the 2012 ECAC South Championship. The team tied a school record with 15 wins, while advancing to their fifth straight postseason appearance. In 2011 the team made its third appearance in the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship after winning the CAC championship in 2010. The Mustangs, have posted five-straight seasons with at least 10 wins. During that time, the team has boasted two CAC Player and Rookie of the Year selections as well as 22 all-conference and seven NSCAA all-region selections.

A native of Scotland, Millar came to Stevenson in 2006 as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach in June 2007. The 2009 and 2010 CAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year, Millar has led the Mustangs to a 56-22-9 record over the last four seasons, including four postseason appearances. During that time Stevenson has won one conference championship and one ECAC South Championship, while advancing to three conference championship games, two ECAC South Championship game, and one NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. This past season, Millar lead the Mustangs to 15 wins, tying a school record. In the past five seasons, Stevenson has posted at least 10 wins, including a 30-5-6 conference record. Millar also has served as the head coach of the Maryland Olympic Development Program 1995 girls’ team since 2006. // 25

Matt Russell

Head Coach // 443-334-2311 Russell returns for his second season as the head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Stevenson in 2013-14 after being named head coach prior to the 2013 spring season.



The Stevenson men’s tennis team made five consecutive CAC Men’s Tennis Championship appearances from 2008-12 and had two players earn all-conference honors in 2008 and 2010. Prior to joining the CAC, the Mustangs won backto-back NEAC Men’s Tennis Championships in 2006 and 2007. Meanwhile, 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 and had one player earn all-conference honors in 2013. 26 //

Russell graduated from the University of Maryland in 2005 with a B.A. in History and Education. He has been a registered United States Professional Tennis Association professional and teaching pro since 2010. He earned his PTR Fairland Sports and Aquatics certification in 2004. As a player, Russell played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles at Mercer College from 2000-02 before transferring to Maryland. While at Mercer, he was a member of the international Who’s Who of College Students, student government vice president, member of the academic honor society, and recipient of the Mercer College Student of the Year award in 2002. Russell has also competed in numerous open events and multiple fundraising tournaments from 2002-04 for cancer awareness while instructing adult and junior clinic sessions with Wayne Bryan for the Washington Charity Foundation in 2009.

Tom McGonigal Head Coach // 443-352-4375 McGonigal was hired as the head track and field coach at Stevenson in December 2012 after joining the men’s and women’’s cross country team as a volunteer assistant in the fall.



A 2005 graduate of Stevenson with a B.S. in Business Communications, McGonigal spent three seasons on the men’s cross country team from 2001-03. He ran under current head coach Pat Wilkerson as a freshman in 2001. He also spent one season on the indoor track and field team in 2002-03.

After a five-year absence, Stevenson brought back the track and field program in fall 2010. The Mustangs now field men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor teams. In 2012, the men’s 4x100 meter relay team placed second at the CAC Outdoor Championship to earn All-CAC Second Team honors. The team was selected to compete at the 2012 ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship where it finished 14th. On the women’s side, Stevenson boasted the first 60-meter individual championship at the inaugural CAC Indoor Championship in 2011.

Since then, McGonigal has run in numerous local running events, including three Baltimore half marathons with a personal record of 1:29:00 and one full marathon with a personal record of 3:29:00. McGonigal received his master’s in sports administration from Belmont University in December 2006 and currently works in Operations at The Annie E. Casey Foundation, a local nonprofit organization in Baltimore. He is also an ACEcertified personal trainer and works part-time at Merritt Athletic Club’s downtown Baltimore location. // 27

Joe Tagye

Head Coach // 443-416-1322 Joe Tagye will begin his second season as head coach of the men’s volleyball team in 2013-14.


VOLLEYBALL The Mustangs earned their first ranking this past season, reaching No. 9 on March 19, 2013. The team won their second ECAC Division III South Championship in the past three years after reaching the CVC semifinals. Finishing with a 2612 record, the Mustangs tied the 2011 team for a school record 26 wins. In the past two seasons in the newly formed Centennial Volleyball Conference the team has had five players named to the All-Division team while advancing to two ECAC Division III South Championship games.

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Last season, Tagye led the team to its first ever national ranking and its second ECAC Division III South Championship in the past three seasons. The teams 26 win tied the school record for wins in a season. Tagye graduated from Stevenson in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and played two seasons for the Mustangs after tranferring from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Tagye was a starting middle on the first Stevenson team to qualify for the NECVA championship in 2006 before serving as the team’s starting setter in 2007. That year, he led the team with 929 assists and 182 digs while earning AllNEAC Second Team honors.


Head Coach // 443-845-6864


VOLLEYBALL In six seasons under head coach Dave Trumbo, Stevenson has totaled 158 wins, three AllAmericans, 13 All-Conference selections, two Rookie of the Year selections, four postseason appearances, including back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship in 2011 and 2012. This past season, while setting the school record with 36 wins, the team won the Commonwealth Championship in their first season in the MAC. The team also won a school record 20 straight games and advanced to the second round of the 2012 NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship.

Dave Trumbo, the 2012 Commonwealth Conference Coach of the Year, enters his seventh season as the head women’s volleyball coach at Stevenson in 2013. In six previous seasons, Stevenson has totaled 158 wins as well as three postseason appearances, including the program’s first NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship appearance in 2011. On Sept. 13, 2011, Trumbo earned his 100th career victory in a 3-0 win at Marymount (Va.). This past season, the team finished second in the CAC and made an appearance in the CAC Women’s Volleyball Championship game. Prior to Stevenson, Trumbo started the girls’ volleyball program at Liberty High School in Sykesville. 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.

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Julie Franey

Head Coach // 410-259-4733 Julie Franey begins her ninth season as a member of the cheer team coaching staff at Stevenson in 2013-14 and her fifth as the head coach. She also spent four seasons as an assistant coach from 2005-09.



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, Florida. 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 its third consecutive CAC Cheer Competition in 2011. The Mustangs won the event every year since its inception in 2009.

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As the head coach, Franey has led Stevenson to three-straight CAC Cheer Competitions from 2009-11 and an appearance at the 2010 NCA/ NDA College Nationals. A year ago, she led the Mustangs to the finals of the 2012 NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship for the first time in school history where they finished seventh out of 14 teams in the All-Girl Division III. Franey graduated from Stevenson in 2005, with a bachelor of science in business communication and was a four-year member of the cheer team. In addition to her head coaching duties at Stevenson, Franey is an IT Recruitment Specialist for the Social Security Administration.

Regina Kroll

Head Coach // 410-707-6119 Regina Kroll enters her eigth season as a member of the dance team coaching staff in 2013-14 and her fifth as the head coach.

DANCE Stevenson sponsors a nationally competitive Dance team that performs at home basketball games and other events as well as the UDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships. The team competed in the 2012 UDA Collegiate National Competition held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, advancing to the semifinals of the Open Jazz category while also competing in the Open Hip Hop category. The Mustangs were one of 23 teams that advanced to the semifinals in the Open Jazz category.

A year ago, Kroll led Stevenson to the UDA Collegiate National Competition where the team advanced to the semifinals of the Open Jazz category while also competing in the Open Hip Hop category. In 2011, Stevenson competed at the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships for the first time in school history, placing fourth in the open division and 12th in Hip Hop II. In over two decades of dance experience, Kroll has studied ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop under the instruction of many famous choreographers. She was a back-up dancer in the motion picture Step Up 2. A 2005 graduate of Stevenson with a bachelor of science in early childhood education, Kroll spent four seasons on the dance team. She was a two-time team MVP, voted Stevenson’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2005, and received the Elizabeth McWethy Award. // 31

Matt Grimm

DIR. CLUB SPORTS // 443-352-4280 Matt Grimm enters his second year as the Director of Club Sports. In addition to starting the club sports program, he also oversees Intramural Sports and all other recreational offerings on campus.

CLUB SPORTS The club sports program was established at Stevenson during the 2012-13 academic year to offer more athletic opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students outside of the varsity teams. In its first year, the program was comprised of three teams (men’s basketball, women’s soccer, women’s volleyball). In the fall of 2013, the school will be offering a total of seven, adding baseball, women’s basketball, men’s lacrosse and softball. All of the teams have coaches, and on average, practice twice a week and play other colleges/universities once a month. If you wish to join an existing team, or to start up a team of your own, please contact the Director to find out more information. 32 //

Prior to Stevenson, Grimm spent four years at Mount St. Mary’s University, where he worked his way up to becoming the Associate Director of Campus Recreation. During his tenure, the number of club sports teams more than doubled. His intramural program annually ran over 20 different intramural leagues, and consisted of 30-40 student employees. Two of his student employees earned William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Awards, a national distinction given to top students in collegiate recreation departments. In addition to his work at Stevenson, he is an active member of NIRSA. He is a 2009 graduate of the National School of Recreational Sports Management – Level 1. In 2012, he was designated as a Registered Collegiate Recreational Sports Professional (RSRSP). He was on the planning committee for the 2012 NIRSA Region 1 Conference in Washington, DC, and has made numerous presentations at other workshops and conferences.

Anna Zych

Coordinator of Intramurals // 443-352-4309 In just three years, Zych has developed the intramural sports program into a successful recreation program. In the fall of 2012, she took the first-ever intramural team to a regional extramural tournament. The flag football team attended the Maryland Regional tournament where it went 2-1 in pool play and made the playoffs before losing to defending national champion North Carolina A&T, 13-7.



The Intramural Sports and Recreation program at Stevenson University is committed to improving the quality of life on campus, fostering personal growth for all who participate. The program is open to all students, faculty and staff. Stevenson University is a member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association, in which intramurals is a major entity. Intramurals provides both competitive and non-competitive sports. Activities offered on-campus include basketball, dodge ball, flag football, kickball, racquetball, soccer, table tennis and volleyball.

Zych came to Stevenson from the University of Connecticut where she was the Intramural and Special Events Coordinator Intern. A 2008 graduate of Grand Valley State University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she began her career as a graduate assistant at Southern Illinois University Carbondale where she received her master’s degree in recreation in 2010. Zych has been highly involved in recreation and intramurals since 2003. During that time, she has been involved in training officials, supervising staff as well as scheduling leagues and tournaments. She has been a member of NIRSA since 2008 and a certified official since 2001. // 33


FIGHT SONG Fight for the Mustangs, Cheer for the Mustangs! Onward to vic’try, winning tonight! Raise up your voices: M – U – S – T – A – N – G Honor is ours for green and for white. March on for Stevenson pride, Roll down the field with might on our side! Raise up your voices: M – U – S – T – A – N – G Mustangs to victory. Music by Robert J. Suggs, D.M.A. Lyrics by Chip Rouse (2011)

MUSTANG MANIACS 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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Mark Lortz

Director of Bands // 443-492-8055 Mark Lortz returns for his third year as Director of Bands and Music Arranger for the Stevenson University Marching Band.



The Stevenson University Marching Band debuted in fall 2012. 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.

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. 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. // 35




of Maryland with more than 4,400 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s,

Enrollment: 4,467

and adult undergraduate degrees at two campus locations in Stevenson

Total Faculty: 645

and Owings Mills.

Total Staff: 530

On June 11, 2008, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Villa Julie College to Stevenson University. However, the Villa Julie name is proudly remembered through the Villa Julie College of Arts and Sciences, designed to house the schools of design, education, and the humanities and social sciences. Stevenson University has two beautiful campuses located in suburban Baltimore in Stevenson and Owings Mills, Md. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors have the best of both worlds—the history and beauty 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 scenic Greenspring Valley. Although surrounded by horse farms and estate homes, the 60-acre wooded campus is just 12 miles from downtown Baltimore. Home to the

University’s contemporary science laboratories, video and art studios, art galleries, the Menning Meditation Center and Labyrinth, and the 330seat Inscape Theatre, the Greenspring campus is one of the academic hubs of the University community. Located just six miles (and about 12 minutes) from the Greenspring campus, the Owings Mills campus includes 13 residential buildings; classrooms and study lounges; the 10,000-square-foot Ratcliffe Community Center; Caves Sports and Wellness Center; Owings Mills Gymnasium; the School of Graduate and Professional Studies; and the Brown School of Business and Leadership. The campus also includes The Rockland Center, which offers a variety of food stations and seating options as well as meeting areas for gatherings of student clubs and organizations. The Brown School of Business and Leadership houses the business, legal studies, and information technology departments. The Owings Mills North campus is now home to the School of Design.

Student/Faculty ratio : 18:1 Male/Female: 34%/66% Financial Aid & Scholarship Recipients: 94% Bachelor’s Degree Programs: 27 Adult Undergraduate Degree Programs: 8 Master’s Degree Programs: 7 Student Clubs: 45+ Job and Graduate Program Placement Rate: 95%


Stevenson University is the third-largest independent university in the state

Year Founded: 1947 President: Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D. School Colors: Forest Green and Black Nickname: Mustangs Mascot: Wild Stang

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES The Office of Academic Support Services and the 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. As with all of Stevenson’s students, studentathletes can benefit from academic support services at The Academic Link, through which peer-to-peer tutoring is available for most 38 //

subjects taught at the University. The Academic Link is proud to have a location on each campus, and the John L. Stasiak Academic Link on the Owings Mills campus is conveniently located in the Caves Sports and Wellness Center. 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.

Undergraduate MAJORS Accounting Applied Mathematics Biochemistry Biology Biotechnology Business Administration Business Communication Business Information Systems Chemistry Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Digital Marketing Early Childhood Education Elementary Education English Language and Literature Environmental Science Fashion Design Fashion Merchandising Film, Video, and Theatre Human Services Interdisciplinary Studies Medical Technology Middle School Education Nursing Paralegal Studies Psychology Public History Theatre and Media Performance Visual Communication Design

graduate Programs

Business and Technology Management Cyber Forensics Forensic Science Forensic Studies Healthcare Management M.A.T. - Teaching Secondary Biology, Chemistry or Mathematics





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.

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.

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.

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. 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). // 39


CONTACT INFO Key Contacts Director of Athletics Brett Adams 443-352-4251 Associate Athletic Director Paul Cantabene 443-352-4254 Associate Athletic Director Kathy Railey 443-352-4255

Assistant to the Director of Athletics Melissa Button 443-394-9368 Administrative Assistant Fran Fidler 443-352-4251 Assistant Director of Admissions/ Athletic Liaison Elizabeth Fitzgerald 443-352-4432

Admissions Office 410-486-7001 (Local) 1-877-468-6852 (Toll Free) Financial Aid Office 443-334-3500

CAMPUSES Owings Mills Campus 100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 Greenspring Campus 1525 Greenspring Valley Road Stevenson, Maryland 21153

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2013-14 Stevenson University Athletics Viewbook  

Stevenson has 23 varsity programs competing in NCAA Division III. In addition, the University fields several club sports.

2013-14 Stevenson University Athletics Viewbook  

Stevenson has 23 varsity programs competing in NCAA Division III. In addition, the University fields several club sports.