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welcome A Message from Coach Mickey Dean

Welcome to JMU softball. JMU softball is recognized as one of the top programs in the conference and in our region. I encourage you to consider JMU as an upand-coming program on the national level. We look to contend for a conference title and advance to the NCAA Tournament every year. Facilities are a big indication of the university’s overall dedication to a program’s success and we are very fortunate here at JMU. In 2010 the university opened Veterans Memorial Park - a $9.5 million state-of-the-art baseball and softball facility. The lighted complex has a modern press box, pro-style dugouts with restrooms, six pitching bullpens, two batting cages, a hitting practice area, ticket office, concessions, JMU merchandise sales and separate bathrooms for baseball and softball fans. A complete indoor facility is adjacent to the stadium inside Memorial Hall which houses coaches’ offices, locker rooms, a softball team room, strength and conditioning areas, indoor practice cages, athletic training room and a study hall area. All of the support areas for our student-athletes are in one building. James Madison University provides the opportunity to get a first-rate education and to play Division I athletics. Our players challenge themselves in the classroom and on the ball field against the nation’s best. They have a wonderful experience as students, as athletes and as members of the community. JMU’s softball game day atmosphere is amazing for fans and for our players. Please take time to read through our guide and learn more about JMU and the Dukes softball program. James Madison University, located in Harrisonburg, Va., and the Shenandoah Valley is an amazing and beautiful place. Consider a visit to JMU to experience what makes us special. We have a truly unique environment here in Harrisonburg. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to be a part of JMU and to once again call the Shenandoah Valley my home. We are excited about the future of JMU softball and hope that you will join us for another exciting season. Go Dukes!

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coaching staff

Mickey Dean Head Coach

• First year at JMU and seventh year overall as a head coach • Second softball coach in JMU history • Came to JMU after six seasons at Radford • 241-116 record as the head coach of the Highlanders for a .675 winning percentage • Went 84-21 in Big South Conference play, winning the regular season title four times and the Big South Tournament twice • Four-time Big South Coach of the Year • Took his team to the NCAA Regionals in both 2009 and 2010, including a Regional Final appearance in 2010 • Two-time VaSID State Coach of the Year • Has coached 14 NFCA/Louisville Slugger AllRegion selections and one All-American • Prior to arriving at Radford, served as an associate head coach at Longwood and an assistant coach at Indiana and Akron • Also served as the head coach of Lake City Community College (Fla.) and won an NJCAA National Championship with a 65-5 record • Served as the head coach of the Chicago Bandits in the National Pro Fastpitch league, winning the regular season championship five times and the World Championship in 2008 • Three-time NPF Manager of the Year • Served as the pitching coach of the Venezuelan National Team from 2002-08 • Helped Venezuela qualify for its first-ever Olympic Games in Beijing China in 2008

Dean Year-by-Year

Season 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 Total:

School Radford Radford Radford Radford Radford Radford 6 seasons

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Record 44-27 46-15 41-15 38-17 38-21 34-21 241-116

Win % .620 .754 .732 .691 .644 .618 .675

Conference 9-6 (3rd) 13-2 (2nd) 16-2 (1st) 16-2 (1st) 14-4 (1st) 16-5 (1st) 84-21


coaching staff

Loren Messick

Jen Herzig

• First year at JMU • Spent three seasons as an assistant at Radford prior to coming to JMU • Served as Radford’s recruiting coordinator • During her time with the Highlanders, team went 110-59 overall, including a 48-9 mark in the Big South Conference • Radford won three Big South Regular Season crowns during her tenure and Coach Dean was named Big South Coach of the Year three times • Also coached for a season at her alma mater, Roanoke College • Graduated from Roanoke College in 2008 • At Roanoke College, she was a four-time All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference • Ranked in the top ten for the Maroon in sacrifice hits (2nd, 41), batting average (3rd, .383), assists (5th, 233), hits (7th, 180), and runs (7th, 135) • Helped Roanoke win ODAC Championships in 2005 and 2006 and earn NCAA Regional bids in both seasons • Roanoke went 118-38 in her time as a Maroon

• Frist year at JMU • Came to JMU after spending seven seasons as the head coach at UNC Greensboro • Won 173 games at UNCG and led the Spartans to their first-ever appearance in the Southern Conference Championship game. • Four times in her seven seasons, UNCG upset the SoCon’s top-seeded team, including becoming the first ever No. 8 seed to beat the No. 1 seed • Coached 24 NFCA Scholar-Athletes and 21 Academic All-Southern Conference selections • Recruited and coached UNCG’s career leader in hits and strikeouts, as well as coaching two members of Puerto Rico’s national team and one Canadian junior national team member • 12 players were named to the AllSoCon team and four were named to the All-Freshman team • Seven of her players were named to the SoCon AllTournament team, including the tournament MVP in 2010 • Also served as an assistant coach at Charlotte and a graduate assistant coach at East Tennessee State • Played at Charlotte from 1997-2001 where she was a four-year letterwinner and a NFCA All-America ScholarAthlete

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

Lauren Reznik Volunteer Assistant Coach

• First year at JMU • Also served as an assistant coach at Lord Botetourt High School and an assistant coach for the Virginia Extreme Force 16U team • Played softball and volleyball at Roanoke College • Sits atop the Roanoke College record book with a 1.000 fielding percentage • Attended Turner Ashby High School where she helped the Knights win first and only state championship • Has coached volleyball at Bridgewater College and Eastern Mennonite University

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2013 dukes Kaitlyn Barbour

Sr., Utility Nokesville, Va./Brentsville District • Appeared in 22 games, starting five of them, last season • Has appeared in 61 games, making 13 starts in three seasons • Made her JMU debut as a pinch hitter against Fairfield • First career hit was a double in a 5-4 win over Seton Hall • Potomac News First Team All-Area selection for Brentsville District High School • Washington Post All-Met and Prince William County All-Extra first team selection.

Year G-GS AB 2010 30-6 39 2011 9-2 10 2012 22-5 24 Total 61-13 73

R H 2B 3B HR RBI 0 7 2 0 0 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 12 2 0 0 7

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 3 9 .179 0-0 1 7 .200 1-1 4 9 .125 1-1 8 25 .164

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2013 dukes Jasmine Butler

Sr., Outfield Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange • Two-time All-CAA selection, including First Team honors in 2010 • Louisville Slugger/NFCA Second Team All-Northeast Region honoree • Selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team in 2010 • Two-time VaSID All-State selection • Started all 56 games as a junior, bringing her career consecutive starts streak to 134 • Currently the school’s all-time leader in career batting average, hitting .343 through three seasons • Holds the school record for stolen bases with 57 • Recorded 21 stolen bases as a junior, the second-highest single season total in school history • Recorded a 16-game hitting streak as a sophomore, the second-longest streak in program history • Became just the second player in school history to reach 100 hits as a sophomore with a single against Towson on April 30, 2011 • Tied the school record for hits in a game with four against George Mason on April 2, 2011 • Set a school record for runs scored in a game with four against Longwood on March 17, 2010 • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2010 56-55 161 25 57 10 1 1 7 17-20 10 52 .354 2011 52-52 159 34 59 5 2 1 23 19-22 12 32 .371 2012 56-56 178 33 55 3 2 2 15 21-25 11 37 .309 Total 164-163 498 92 171 18 5 4 45 57-67 33 121 .343

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2013 dukes Haley Johnson Sr., Utility Ashburn, Va./Broad Run • VaSID Second Team All-State • Appeared in 55 games, starting 54 of them as a junior • Second on the team in RBIs with 34 • Fourth on the team in batting average, hitting .310 • Selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team in 2010 • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • VHSCA AA State Player of the Year at Broad Run High School • Two-time All-State selection.

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2010 54-50 130 8 39 6 0 2 25 2011 50-47 141 14 38 9 0 6 24 2012 55-54 155 14 48 7 0 4 34 Total 159-151 426 36 125 22 0 12 83

SB BB SO AVG. 3-3 12 17 .300 2-2 8 7 .270 2-2 15 5 .310 7-7 35 29 .293

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2013 dukes Megan Shinaberry Sr., Catcher/Utility Davie, Fla./McCarthy • Appeared in 50 games, starting 47 of them while serving as the team’s primary catcher • Third on the team in home runs with four • Added 34 hits, 18 RBIs, 17 runs, seven doubles, seven walks and five steals • Appeared in 23 games, including 12 starts, as a freshman • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient • Two-time Miami Herald All-County selection at McCarthy High School • Sun Sentinel All-County Honorable Mention

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2010 23-12 26 7 4 0 0 0 1 2-2 2 5 .154 2011 37-27 82 12 23 2 0 0 17 5-5 3 11 .280 2012 50-47 127 17 34 7 0 4 18 5-8 7 16 .268 Total 110-86 235 36 61 9 0 4 36 12-15 12 32 .260

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Catherine Clavin

Cassidy Clayton

Jr., Utility Poquoson, Va./Poquoson • Appeared in 17 games, including nine starts, as a sophomore • Hit .129 with four hits, two runs, four walks and one home run in 31 at bats in 2012 • Made her collegiate debut against Bucknell as a pinch hitter and recorded her first collegiate hit and RBI • Picked up her first career home run against St. John’s • Started 18 games and appeared in 29 as a freshman in 2011 • JMU Athletic Director Scholar- Athlete • Four-time All-Region and All-District selection at Poquoson High School • Three-time All-State honoree, including a First Team selection in 2010 • 2010 District and Region Player of the Year Year G-GS 2011 29-18 2012 17-9 Total 46-27

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 49 4 13 0 0 1 9 31 2 4 0 0 1 1 80 6 17 0 0 2 10

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 1 16 .265 5-8 4 5 .129 0-0 5 21 .213

Jr., Outfield Acton, Mass./Acton Boxborough • Appeared in 27 games, starting 18 of them, as a sophomore • Recorded nine hits, one double, seven RBIs and four walks in 53 at bats in 2012 • Made her collegiate debut as a defensive replacement against St. Joseph’s • First career hit was a bases loaded triple in an 11-8 win over Charleston

Southern • Appeared in 23 games and started seven as a freshman • Two-time All-Region selection at Acton Boxborough High School • Two-time Dual County League All-Star • 2010 Lowell Sun, Boston Herald and Boston Globe AllScholastic Team selection Year G-GS 2011 23-7 2012 27-18 Total 50-25

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AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 31 2 5 0 1 0 3 53 1 9 1 0 0 7 84 3 14 1 1 0 10

SB BB SO AVG. 0-1 5 6 .161 0-0 4 17 .170 0-1 9 23 .167


2013 dukes

Brittany Jeans

Anna Klumpp

Jr., Pitcher Camano Island, Wash./ Stanwood

Jr., Outfield Culpeper, Va./Eastern View

• Appeared in four games, including one start, as a sophomore • Won seven games, adding four complete games, one shutout, two saves and 50 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings pitched as a freshman • Set a JMU freshman record for strikeouts in a game with 13 against Norfolk State • Recorded her first career save in an 11-8 win over Charleston Southern • Made her collegiate debut as the starting pitcher against Bucknell • Appeared in 30 games, including making 16 starts in the circle as a freshman • Two-time All-Wesco North First Team selection at Stanwood High School • Two-time Defensive Player of the Year • Class 4A First Team All-State Year G-GS CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2011 30-16 4 1 96.1 110 67 58 4.21 50 52 7 9 .438 2012 4-1 0 0 5.0 4 6 5 7.00 3 9 1 1 .500 Total 34/17 4 1 101.1 114 73 63 4.35 53 61 8 10 .444

• Appeared in 37 games, starting 21 of them, as a sophomore • Hit .245 with 12 hits, nine runs, four RBIs and one double in 49 at bats in 2012 • Made her collegiate debut as a pinch runner against Coastal Carolina • Recorded her first career run scored and stolen base against Bucknell • Appeared in 35 games, including making three starts, as a freshman • Served as the team’s primary pinch runner, scoring 11 runs and adding two steals • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Two-time First Team All-Region selection at Eastern View High School • Two-time Honorable Mention All-State • Member of the 2010 East Team in the Virginia East vs. West AllStar game Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2011 35-3 6 11 1 0 0 0 0 2012 37-21 49 9 12 1 0 0 4 Total 72-24 55 20 13 1 0 0 4

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SB BB SO AVG. 2-2 0 2 .161 5-8 5 10 .245 7-10 5 12 .236


2013 dukes

Caitlin Sandy

Reba DePriest

Jr., Third Base Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt • Second Team All-CAA, as a sophomore • First Team All-CAA and All-Rookie team at third base as a freshman • Two-time VaSID Second Team All-State • Started all 56 games, as a sophomore at third base • Set a school record for sacrifice hits with 12 • Hit .293 with 26 runs, 11 doubles, two home runs, 14 RBIs, 11 walks and four steals • Appeared in 50 games, starting 47 of them, as a freshman • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete and JMU Dean’s List student • NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete • Four-time All-Region selection at Jack Britt High School Year G-GS 2011 50-47 2012 56-56 Total 106-103

So., Pitcher Apache Junction, Ariz./Skyline • Appeared in 25 games, making 16 starts in the circle, as a freshman • Went 4-7 with a 3.75 ERA and three complete games in 89 2/3 innings pitched • Allowed 91 hits, 64 runs, 48 earned runs, 54 walks, struck out 58 and limited opponents to a .264 batting average against • Made her collegiate debut as the starting pitcher against Bucknell, going 6 1/3 innings on Feb. 18 • Three-time All-Region Selection at Skyline High School • Three-time All-State selection Year G-GS CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2012 13-12 3 0 89.2 91 64 48 3.75 58 54 4 7 .364 Total 13-12 3 0 89.2 91 64 48 3.75 58 54 4 7 .364

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 122 21 34 7 0 1 11 6-8 8 17 .279 150 26 44 11 1 2 14 4-4 11 6 .293 272 47 78 18 1 3 25 10-12 19 23 .287

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2013 dukes

Morgan Heath

Heather Kiefer

So., Outfield Yorktown, Va./Grafton • First Team All-CAA • CAA All-Rookie Team • VaSID Second Team All-State • Appeared in and started all 56 games in the outfield for JMU • Had a 14-game hitting streak which is tied for the third-longest in school history and is tied for the longest by a freshman • Led the team with a .355 batting average, a .398 on-base percentage and 65 hits • Second on the team in runs scored with 33, in doubles with 11, and in steals with 13 • Contributed 33 runs, 14 RBIs, two home runs, 13 walks, and three sacrifice hits • Made her collegiate debut, starting in left field, against Presbyterian on Feb. 18 • Two-time All-District selection at Grafton High School ��� Second Team All-Region honoree

So., Pitcher Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac Falls • 2012 CAA Rookie of the Year • First Team All-CAA • CAA All-Rookie Team • VaSID Second Team All-State • Went 14-6 with a 1.96 ERA, 15 complete games, and five shutouts in 30 appearances as a freshman • Made her collegiate debut as the starting pitcher against Elon • Four-time All-Dulles District selection • Two-time Washington Post All-Met selection • ESPN Rise Player of the Week as a junior after striking out 22 batters in one game and throwing a perfect game in another Year G-GS CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2012 30-21 15 5 143.0 132 53 40 1.96 95 41 14 6 .700 Total 30-21 15 5 143.0 132 53 40 1.96 95 41 14 6 .700

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2012 56-56 183 33 65 11 0 2 14 13-15 13 27 .355 Total 56-56 183 33 65 11 0 2 14 13-15 13 27 .355

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2013 dukes

Sarah Mooney

Haley Widner

So., Catcher/Pitcher Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg • Second Team All-CAA • CAA All-Rookie Team • NFCA Second Team All-Region (first freshman in school history to garner All-Region honors as a rookie) • VaSID First Team All-State • Made 29 appearances, including 15 starts, in the circle, going 8-10 with a 3.56 ERA, seven complete games and two shutouts • Tossed a shutout in her first career start in a 5-0 win over Presbyterian • Hit .322 with 48 hits, nine home runs, 29 RBIs, and 25 runs in 49 starts in the field. • Two-time Diamond Sports /NFCA National Catcher of the Year • Two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-America selection • Holds North Carolina record for home runs in a season (19) and batting average in a season (.779)

So., Outfield Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready • Appeared in 37 games, starting 21 of them, as a freshman • Posted a .236 batting average with 13 hits, 14 runs, three RBIs and three steals • Made her collegiate debut as a pinch runner against Presbyterian, scoring a run • Made her first career start against Penn State, going 2-for-5 with an RBI • Second Team All-State and All-Metro and First Team All-District as a senior at Bishop Ready High School Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2012 37-21 55 14 13 0 0 0 3 3-4 0 5 .236 Total 37-21 55 14 13 0 0 0 3 3-4 0 5 .236

Year G-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2012 49-49 149 25 48 8 0 9 29 5-6 11 32 .322 Total 49-49 149 25 48 8 0 9 29 5-6 11 32 .322 Year G-GS CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2012 29-15 7 2 110.0 104 62 56 3.56 71 82 8 10 .444 Total 29-15 7 2 110.0 104 62 56 3.56 71 82 8 10 .444

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2013 dukes Miranda Kemp

So., Pitcher Haymarket, Va./Battlefield (Iowa State) • Transfer from Iowa State University • Appeared in 11 games, starting four in the circle, for Iowa State, as a freshman • Allowed 40 hits, 37 runs, 33 earned runs, 14 walks and struck out eight in 22 2/3 innings pitched • Runner up for the 2011 Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year • 2011 All-Area and All-Region Player of the Year • VHSL League All-Star • Two-time First Team All-State, All-Region and All-Metro Year G-GS CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2012 11-4 0 0 22.2 40 37 33 10.19 8 14 1 2 .333 Total 11-4 0 0 22.2 40 37 33 10.19 8 14 1 2 .333 *at Iowa State

Erica Field Fr., Utility Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park • 2012 AAA State Player of the Year and First Team All-State catcher • 2012 Northwest Region Player of the Year • Member of the 2012 Rising Stars All-Star Team • Two-time First Team All-Region and All-Metro selection • As a senior broke her own Virginia High School record for RBIs in a season with 55 • Holds the Virginia High School record for RBIs in a career with 156

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2013 dukes Jailyn Ford

Fr., Pitcher/Utility Hot Springs, Va./Bath County • MaxPreps.com Small School First Team All-American Pitcher • 2012 Single A State Pitcher of the Year • Four-time Pioneer District Player of the Year • Four-time First Team All-State • Fourth all-time in Virginia High School League records with 1,065 career strikeouts • Career batting average of .568 with 21 home runs and 120 RBIs for Bath County High School • Helped lead Bath County to back-to-back Virginia Division I State championships

Hannah Hayes Fr., Infield LaCrossa, Va./Kenston Forest • 2012 District Player of the Year • Four-time Team MVP • Four-time All-State, including First Team honors in 2011 and 2012 • Four-time All-Conference, including three First Team selections • Help lead Kenston Forest to the Division III State Championship in 2011 and 2012

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postseason JMU’s 11-1 win over Towson in the 2009 CAA Championship game was the second-largest margin of victory in the history of the CAA softball Championships.

JMU won its first CAA softball title in 2009 with a 35-16 record and advanced to its first-ever NCAA regional.

Catcher Julia Dominguez hit a game-tying two-run home run in the sixth inning against Tennessee in the Dukes’ first-ever NCAA regional game.

JMU played in the Knoxville Regional in its first appearance in the NCAA Softball Tournament.

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tradition Katie George - Two time All-CAA selection - Second-Team NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region - School record holder in games played, starts, at-bats, runs scored, hits, doubles, triples and stolen bases.

Liz George - 2004 CAA All-Tournament team - Three-time All-CAA selection - 2004 NFCA All-Mid Atlantic Region

Leah Conley - 2003 & 2004 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete - 2002 All-CAA Second Team

Ashley Burnham Katie Jaworski - Four-time All-CAA selection - 2004 NFCA All-Mid Atlantic Region selection

- Three-time First Team All-CAA selection - First Player in CAA history to be named Player of the Year twice - Three-time NFCA All-Region selection

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tradition Kara Schwind - 2004 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete - 2004 All-Tournament team

Ashlee Schenk - 2003 & 2004 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

Jenny Clohan - CAA 25th Anniversary team - First-Team All-CAA in 2007 - All-time leader in games started, innings pitched, appearances and saves

Jenn Chavez Meredith Felts - CAA 25th Anniversary team - Three-time All-CAA selection - 2009 CAA Championship Most Outstanding Player - All-time leader in wins, ERA, strikeouts, complete games and shutouts 2013 JMU Softball - 19

- 2007 CAA co-Player of the Year - First-Team All-CAA selection


CAA JMU in the CAA - 2009 CAA Champions - 116-90 all time conference record - Reached CAA championships eight of 11 seasons - 40 All-CAA selections - 13 All-CAA Rookie team selections - Player of the Year 2007, 2010, 2012 - Coach of the Year 2004 & 2007 - Rookie of the Year 2003, 2012

Leah Evert - Two-time All-CAA selection

Julia Dominguez - Second-Team All-CAA and All-Rookie team in 2006 - All-time leader in home runs, RBI and walks

Katie Flynn - CAA Coach of the Year 2004 & 2007

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member schools states represented of the nine largest television markets in the nation -- New York (1), Philadelphia (4), Boston (6), Washington, D.C. (8) and Atlanta (9)

Nikki Dunn - 2002 CAA All-Tournament team

Lauren Curtis

Briana Carrera

- 2003 CAA co-Rookie of the Year

- Two-time All-CAA selection

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This is JMU

This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 112 major buildings on 721 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings. The University’s 19,800 students may choose from 109 degree programs in seven colleges -- College of Arts and Letters, College of Business, College of Education, College of Integrated Science and Technology, College of Science and Mathematics, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Graduate School. JMU’s academic program combines the liberal arts tradition with preparation for technology in a rapidly changing world. All students receive a strong foundation of knowledge through a rigorous general education program. • Female/Male Ratio: 60/40 • Student/Professor Ratio: 15/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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this is jmu • U.S. News & World Report in its 2011 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public, master’s-level universities for the 17th straight year. • JMU is Virginia’s most-popular college or university, drawing applications from the greatest percentage of the state’s graduating high school seniors. • Kiplinger’s Personal Finance in 2012 ranked JMU 28th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • Bloomberg BusinessWeek magazine in 2012 ranked JMU’s College of Business 12th nationally among business schools at public universities and 32nd among all universities. • JMU is among schools “that prove activism and community service are alive and well on campus,” says Mother Jones Magazine. • JMU’s exemplary programs for first-year students are “cornerstones of the University’s strong commitment to student learning and success,” says The Temple Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development. • JMU is recognized as one of the nation’s top 75 “Best Value” public universities in the 2012 Princeton Review “Best Value Colleges.” The list recognizes schools that provide high-quality academics at a reasonable price.”

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harrisonburg, Va. Harrisonburg, Va. A Great College Town Harrisonburg is convenient to the metropolitan areas of Washington, D.C., and Richmond while providing JMU students the comforts of the picturesque setting of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. The city offers something for everyone. From downtown shopping and restaurants, to nearby national parks and forests, it provides JMU students the opportunity to sample many aspects of life. Harrisonburg offers a learning environment that is very unique in today’s high-tech, educational world.

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Veterans memorial park • In the spring 2010, JMU opened Veterans Memorial Park, a $9.5 million baseball and softball complex located next to Memorial Hall. • The project included a $1 million interior renovation to Memorial Hall that covered new offices for coaches, locker rooms, team rooms, areas for strength and conditioning, as well as sports medicine, indoor practice space and batting cages. • The softball stadium includes lights, a press box, sunken dugouts, chair-back seating, and a state-of-the-art sound system. • The new facility was built on the same site as the old Veterans Memorial Stadium, which opened in 1949. The new site retained the name Veterans Memorial in honor of all the veterans of foreign wars from Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. • The entrance includes a monument to war veterans. The monument was dedicated on Veterans Day weekend in the Fall of 2009. • First softball game was played on March 17, 2010. It was a doubleheader that included a come-frombehind win by the Dukes over Longwood.

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Veterans memorial park

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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flatscreen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • JMU’s Athletic Hall of Fame

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academic advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Computer lab with more than 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • Student-athlete lounge

Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services James Madison ‘70

Scott Arbogast Team Academic Advisor

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strength & conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more than 17,000 square feet • Staff includes five full time professionals with certifications as strength and conditioning specialists

Quintrel Lenore Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

Training softball players not to be just good softball players but rather great overall athletes with an emphasis on softball.

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sports medicinE • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and stateof-the-art equipment and technology to provide a comprehensive and progressive approach to assure the holistic well-being of student-athletes • Staff includes 20 board-certified and licensed athletic trainers • Team physicians include Dr. Kent Diduch (board-certified in family practice physician) and orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mark Miller, a nationally renowned fellowship-trained orthopedist from the University of Virginia • Local chiropractors, physical therapists, sport psychologists, nutritionists, and orthotists are available to assist in the health care needs of student-athletes Ariana Saliaris Team Athletic Trainer Kent State ‘12

Tom Kuster, ATC Assistant Athletics Director for Sports Medicine James Madison ‘95

Dr. Kent Diduch Team Physician

Dr. Mark Miller Team Orthopedic Surgeon

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Cougar Classic

opponents

Date: Feb. 15-17 Location: Charleston, S.C Opponents: College of Charleston, Akron, East Tennessee State, Towson, Syracuse Head Coaches: Shelly Hoerner (College of Charleston), Julie Jones (Akron), Brad Irwin (East Tennessee State), Lisa Costello (Towson), Leigh Ross (Syracuse) 2012 Records: 37-23, 14-9 Southern Conference (College of Charleston), 24-29-1, 8-14 MAC (Akron), 11-38, 1-17 Atlantic Sun (East Tennessee State), 25-30, 8-13 CAA (Towson), 43-16, 17-5 Big East (Syracuse)

Chanticleer Challenge

Date: March 8-10 Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C. Opponents: Middle Tennessee State, Coastal Carolina, Georgetown Head Coaches: Jeff Breeden (Middle Tennessee State), Kelley Green (Coastal Carolina), Pat Conlan (Georgetown) 2012 Records: 16-33, 5-18 Sun Belt (Middle Tennessee State), 44-20, 13-8 Big South (Coastal Carolina), 19-32, 3-15 Big East (Georgetown)

Virginia Cavaliers NFCA Leadoff Classic

Date: Feb. 22-24 Location: Clearwater, Fla. Opponents: DePaul, UC Davis, Indiana, USF, UL Lafayette Head Coaches: Eugene Lenti (DePaul), Karen Yoder (UC Davis), Michelle Gardner (Indiana), Ken Eriksen (USF), Michael Lotief (UL Lafayette) 2012 Records: 36-22, 14-8 Big East (DePaul), 24-28, 14-7 Big West (UC Davis), 30-25, 14-10 Big Ten (Indiana), 50-14, 17-5 Big East (USF), 53-6, 21-3 Sun Belt (UL Lafayette)

ESPN Disney Citrus Classic

Date: March 1-3 Location: Orlando, Fla. Opponents: College of Charleston, Pittsburgh, Illinois State, Michigan, Penn State Head Coaches: Shelly Hoerner (College of Charleston), Holly Aprile (Pittsburgh), Melinda Fischer (Illinois State), Carol Hutchins (Michigan), Robin Petrini (Penn State) 2012 Record: 37-23, 14-9 Southern Conference (College of Charleston), 26-26, 8-14 Big East (Pittsburgh), 37-23, 18-8 MVC (Illinois State), 42-17, 18-5 Big Ten (Michigan), 18-32, 9-15 Big Ten (Penn State)

Date: March 13 (DH) Location: Charlottesville, Va. Head Coach (Year): Eileen Schmidt (6th) 2012 Record: 26-25, 8-13 ACC

JMU Invitational

Date: March 15-17 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Opponents: Binghamton, Detroit, Fordham Head Coaches: Michelle Burrell (Binghamton), Liz Young (Detroit), Bridget Orchard (Fordham) 2012 Records: 22-29, 7-11 America East (Binghamton), 10-41, 2-20 Horizon (Detroit), 32-26, 14-6 Atlantic 10 (Fordham)

Princeton Tigers

Date: March 20 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Lisa Sweeney (1st) 2012 Record: 14-32, 8-12 Ivy League

Towson Tigers

Date: March 23 (DH) & 24 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Lisa Costello (16th) 2012 Record: 25-30, 8-13 CAA

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Drexel Dragons

opponents

Date: March 29 (DH) & 30 Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Head Coach (Year): Miranda Ervin (1st) 2012 Record: 22-26, 7-13 CAA

Delaware Blue Hens Date: April 20 (DH) & 21 Location: Newark, Del. Head Coach (Year): Jaime Wohlbach (3rd) 2012 Record: 15-41-1, 8-12 CAA

North Carolina

Tennessee

UNC Wilmington Seahawks

Hofstra Pride

Date: April 3 (DH) Location: Chapel Hill, N.C. Head Coach (Year): Donna J. Papa (28th) 2012 Record: 43-15, 13-4 ACC

Date: April 6 (DH) & 7 Location: Wilmington, N.C. Head Coach (Year): Kristy Norton (1st) 2012 Record: 9-45, 4-17 CAA

Virginia Tech Hokies Date: April 10 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Scot Thomas (18th) 2012 Record: 42-21, 12-8 ACC

George Mason Patriots Date: April 13 (DH) & 14 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Joe Verbanic (8th) 2012 Record: 13-41, 7-14 CAA

Liberty Flames

Date: April 17 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Paul Wetmore (18th) 2012 Record: 19-36, 9-12 Big South

Date: April 24 (DH) Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Head Coach (Year): Ralph and Karen Weekly (12th) 2012 Record: 52-14, 22-6 SEC

Date: April 27 (DH) & 28 Location: Hempstead, N.Y. Head Coach (Year): Bill Edwards (24th) 2012 Record: 42-15, 19-0 CAA

Georgia State Panthers Date: May 3 (DH) & 4 Location: Atlanta, Ga. Head Coach (Year): Roger Kincaid (3rd) 2012 Record: 38-18, 13-7 CAA

CAA Championship Date: May 8-11 Location: at Highest Seed

NCAA Regionals Date: May 16-19 Location: TBA

NCAA Super Regionals Date: May 23-26 Location: TBA

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Softball information Home Field & Capacity/Surface: Veterans Memorial Park (500) Office Location: Memorial Hall Rooms 1162, 1163 & 1164 Telephone: (540) 568-2967 Fax: (540) 568-5151 E-mail: w-softball@jmu.edu Mailing Address: Softball James Madison University 395 S Main St. MSC 6925 Memorial Hall Room 1162 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 Head Coach Mickey Dean, (540) 568-2967 dean3ms@jmu.edu Assistant Coaches Loren Messick, (540) 568-7979 messiclr@jmu.edu Jen Herzig, (540) 568-2378 herzigjl@jmu.edu Lauren Reznick, (540) 568-2378 Administrative Assistant Diana Sharpe, (540) 568-5510 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Quintrel Lenore Athletics Communications Brian Hansen Email: hansenbj@jmu.edu Telephone (540) 568-7910

Directions & Maps

A map of the JMU campus (including a PDF printable map) is available at www.jmu.edu/ map. For directions visit JMUSports.com and click on Facilities.

Credits:

Template Design: Grant Hawkins Design, McKinney, Texas Design: Teresa Craig Photography: Cathy Kushner, Diane Elliott, David Lonnquest, Tommy Thompson, and others

Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne Athletics Director

Geoff Polglase Deputy Athletics Director

Casey Carter Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Brian Frerking Associate AD, Development

Jenn Phillips

Kevin White

Associate AD, Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator

Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Ty Phillips

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications

Assistant AD, Facilities & Events



2012-13 JMU Softball Guide