As we enter our third season at JMU, we could not be more excited to be here and continue to grow the great tradition that is JMU volleyball. Our program is built on talented athletes who have the drive and desire to be the very best. We work year in and year out to win the CAA conference title and to compete in the NCAA tournament. James Madison University takes pride in offering the best experience possible for our student-athletes. We are located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, where breath-taking mountain views are an everyday occurrence. JMU offers first-class academics, with numerous national rankings in several majors. The Athletic Performance Center is second to none, offering students every opportunity to be successful in the classroom. We have a dedicated staff prepared to help you reach your full potential as a student and as an athlete. We are passionate about helping you to be your very best both on and off the court. It is important for us to see our student-athletes graduate from JMU with a successful volleyball career as well as a high quality degree.
We have big dreams for the program and hope that one day you will be able to help achieve them! We invite you to come see firsthand everything that James Madison has to offer.
JMU Classic Aug. 24 Appalachian State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Aug. 27 Seton Hall vs. Appalachian State. . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. Aug. 27 Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Aug. 27 Minnesota vs. Appalachian State . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Aug. 27 Seton Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.
ong Beach State Mizuno Invitational L Aug. 30 at Long Beach State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 p.m.^ Aug. 31 vs. Wisconsin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m.^ Sept. 1 vs. Cal. St. Northridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m.^
adison Bingamen Memorial Tournament M Sept. 7 vs. Howard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 p.m. Sept. 8 at IUMBC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10:30 a.m. Sept. 8 vs. Robert Morris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Sept. 11
Radford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m.
SF Volleyball Invitational U Sept. 14 vs. Bethune-Cookman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at South Florida. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Sept. 15 vs. FIU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Nov. 2 Nov. 5 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 16-19
Georgia State* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Hofstra*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Northeastern*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Delaware*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Towson* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Georgia State*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at William & Mary*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at UNC Wilmington*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Northeastern*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Hofstra* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CAA Championships (dates flexible) Highest Seed Hosts
* Denotes CAA matches ^Eastern Standard Time (games played in Pacific Time Zone) Home games in bold Home matches played at Godwin Hall
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coaching staff Lauren Steinbrecher Head Coach Third Season Georgia Tech ’05
• Hired as JMU’s head coach on January 25, 2010 • Came to Harrisonburg after three years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at the University of Kentucky • 42-19 career record and 18-10 in CAA play • 2010 CAA co-Coach of the Year • 2010 VaSID State Coach of the Year • Identified in 2009 and 2010 by the AVCA as one of the “30 best coaches in the country under the age of 30” • Helped Kentucky improve its record in each of her three seasons there • While at Kentucky, the Wildcats went 77-21 overall and 47-13 in the SEC • Landed the 13th-ranked recruiting class in the country in 2009 • Played four seasons of volleyball and two seasons of basketball at Georgia Tech • Led the Yellow Jackets to the NCAA Championships all four years during her career, including trips to the quarterfinals in 2003 and the round of 16 in 2004 • Won two ACC regular season championships (2003, 2004) and one ACC tournament (2002) • AVCA honorable mention All-American in 2003 • All-ACC in 2002 and 2003 and ACC Rookie of the Year in 2001 • ACC Honor Roll and Georgia Tech Dean’s List student • Ranks second in GT history in solo blocks, fifth in kills, fifth in kills per set, eighth in total blocks and ninth in block assists • Spent a year playing professionally in Almeria, Spain
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Associate Head Coach Third Season Phoenix ’09
• Joined JMU’s staff in March of 2010 • Joins the Dukes following seven seasons as head coach at Kishwaukee College in Illinois • Led Kishwaukee to three straight National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II national championships • Went 321-47 in seven seasons with the Kougars. • Two-time NJCAA National Coach of the Year • Coached 14 First Team All-Americans, 12 First Team Academic All-Americans and seven AVCA First Team All-Americans
Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator Third Season Ball State ’02 (B.A), Dallas ’03 (M.S.) • Joined JMU’s staff January 2010 • Previously served as an assistant coach at Georgetown College in Kentucky • Supervised individual training and served as the recruiting coordinator for the Tigers • Helped lead Georgetown to a 45-4 record and a national NAIA runner-up finish. • Was a middle hitter on Ball State’s club team from 1998-2002 • Honorable mention all-conference selection in 2002
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No. Name 1 Natalie Abel
2012 Roster Pos. OH
Hometown/High School/College Washington, Pa./Trinity
Siloam Springs, Ark./Siloam Springs
Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley
Sunland, Calif./Village Christian
Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central
St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East
10 Patreece Spence
Wilmington, Del./Archmere Academy
11 Sierra Hahn-Ventrell
Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
12 Sarah Delaney
Herndon, Va./South Lakes
13 MacKenzie Kleespies
Lincoln University, Pa./Avon Grove
14 Jaclyn Placha
Oakdale, Pa./West Allegheny
15 Sarah Patterson
Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley
16 Kristi Richardson
Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage
Head Coach: Lauren Steinbrecher Assistant Coaches: Ron Sweet, Casey Steinbrecher Sr. Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach: Scott Bennett Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Carolann Baldridge Manager: Caitlin Papili
Top Row (L to R): Head Coach Lauren Steinbrecher, Assistant Coach Casey Steinbrecher, Sarah Patterson, Sarah Delaney, Alyssa Hall, Kelly Maguire, Lizzie Briones, Kristi Richardson, Associate Head Coach Ron Sweet. Second Row (L to R): Martha Stewart, Meghan Niski, Danielle Erb, MacKenzie Kleespies, Megan Wiechmann, Natalie Abel. Bottom Row (L to R): Jaclyn Placha, Sierra Hahn-Ventrell, Katie Daorai, Patreece Spence.
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#1 Natalie Abel
Redshirt Senior Outside Hitter Washington, Pa./Trinity Media Arts and Design major/Computer Information Systems minor • First Team All-CAA selection as a redshirt junior • VaSID State Player of the Year • JMU Days Inn Invitational and High Point Classic tournament MVP • Third Team All-CAA selection as a redshirt sophomore • Finished first on the team with 350 kills and second with 376 digs last season • Led team with 15 double-doubles in 2011 • Had a career-high 30 digs against Davidson in 2011 • 376 digs in 2011 was the tenth-highest single season total in school history • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Dean’s List student • Finished ninth in the CAA in 2009 with 3.25 digs/set and a total of 299
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#2 Danielle Erb
Senior Outside Hitter Tampa, Fla./Plant Media Arts and Design major/Sports Communication and Computer Information Systems minor • Third Team All-CAA selection in 2011 • Second Team All-CAA selection in 2010 • Third Team All-CAA and All-Rookie team selection in 2009 • VaSID Second Team All-State in 2010 • 2010 CAA All-Tournament Team • Ranks 10th in school history in attack attempts with 2,647
• Collected eight double-doubles as a junior • Led team in kills as a freshman and sophomore • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • JMU Dean’s student
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#7 Megan Wiechmann
Senior Setter Sunland, Calif./Village Christian Health Sciences major • Appeared in 28 matches and started 23 of them in 2011 • Finished second on the team with 599 assists, adding 13 kills, 12 service aces, 201 digs and three blocks • JMU Days Inn Invitational All-Tournament team • Recorded seven double-doubles in assists and digs as a junior • Set a new career-high with 16 digs against Liberty • Enters her senior season ranked seventh in school history in assists (1,992) and assist average per set (6.57) • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
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#3 Katie Daorai
#8 Kelly Maguire
Junior Defensive Specialist Tampa, Fla./Plant
Junior Middle Blocker Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central
Business major • Named to CAA All-Rookie team in 2010
Marketing major • Appeared in 30 matches, starting 28 of the as a sophomore
• Recorded the sixth-highest single-season dig total in school history with 435 as a sophomore • Recorded the fifth-highest dig average in JMU history with 3.88 per set in 2011 • Registered over 20 digs in seven matches last season • Ranked eighth in the CAA in digs per set as a sophomore • Tied for team lead in digs with 307 and led the team in digs per set with 3.30 as a freshman • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
• Finished fourth on the team in kills with 254, averaging 2.21 per set • Led the team in blocks with 118 • Ranked seventh in the CAA in blocks per set with 1.03 • Set a career-high in kills with 18 against Delaware • Had a career-best eight blocks in a win over Lehigh • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete
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#16 Kristi Richardson
#4 Lizzy Briones
Redshirt Sophomore Setter Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage
Sophomore Outside Hitter Siloam Springs, Ark./Siloam Springs
Media Arts and Design major • CAA All-Rookie team selection in 2011
Business marketing major
• Appeared in all 31 matches, starting eight of them as a redshirt freshman • Led the team in assists with 638, averaging 5.50 per set • Added 104 kills, seven service aces, 80 digs and 68 blocks in her rookie campaign • Posted the first triple-double by a JMU player since 2005 with 11 kills, 50 assists and 18 digs in a win over George Mason • Member of the JMU Days Inn Invitational AllTournament Team • Made her collegiate debut against Green Bay, recording 20 assists • Sat out 2010 to take a redshirt season
• Appeared in all 31 matches, including starting 30 as a rookie • Finished the year with 154 kills, averaging 1.38 per set on .275 hitting • Added 97 blocks, 64 digs, 20 service aces and five assists as a freshman • Had a season-high 13 kills and six digs in a win over Lehigh • Had a season-high seven blocks in a win over VCU • Enrolled at JMU in January 2011 and went through spring practice with the Dukes • 2010 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year • Four-time All-State selection for Siloam Springs High School • Four-time All-Conference selection • Two-time Arkansas Scholar-Athlete
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#6 Martha Stewart
#5 Alyssa Hall
Sophomore Outside Hitter Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley
Redshirt Freshman Middle Blocker Yorktown, Va./Grafton
Psychology/Pre-med/Spanish minor • Appearedin 27 matches, including three starts as a freshman
Undeclared major • Sat out 2011 to take a redshirt year • Three time All-District selection for Grafton High School in Yorktown, Va.
• Recorded 19 kills, 65 digs, 18 service aces, four assists and three blocks as a rookie • Had a season-high 13 digs against North Dakota • JMU President’s List honoree in both semesters as a freshman • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award
• As a junior, received First Team AllDistrict and Daily Press honors as well as a Second Team All-Region recognition • Helped lead Grafton to back-to-back undefeated regular seasons, including a run to the state championship game in 2009 • Enjoys playing beach volleyball and spending time with family and friends
• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Aurora Beacon News Player of the Year • Three-time Upstate Eight Valley All-Conference selection • Two-time Chicago SunTimes Top-50 Player and Chicago Tribune Top-40 Player
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#12 Sarah Delaney
#13 MacKenzie Kleespies
Freshman Middle Blocker Herndon, Va./South Lakes
Freshman Defensive Specialist/ Outside Hitter Lincoln University, Pa./Avon Grove
• Two-time All-Liberty District selection, including First Team accolades as a senior
• Prepvolleyball.com High School AllAmerican Special Mention
• 2011 All-Northern Region Honorable Mention
• Prepvolleyball.com First Team Dandy Lion as part of Defensive Dandies series
• Two-time South Lakes High School Offensive Player and Top Blocker Award
• First Team All-State while collecting 730 kills and 564 digs in 110 games in 2011
• Athletic Honor Roll and Tri-M Music Honor Society member
• AAU All-American honors and All-Tournament recognitions at the USA Girls National Tournament
• Played club volleyball for NVVA and VA Elite
#11 Sierra Hahn-Ventrell Freshman Defensive Specialist Chevy Chase, Md./BethesdaChevy Chase • Two-time Magruder Invitational AllTournament team • Two-time Montgomery Gazette AllCounty Honorable Mention • As a senior, compiled 120 kills and 115 digs to lead the team in both categories • Served as a captain of the Barons for two seasons • Member of the National Honor Society and received the International Baccalaureate certificate
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#9 Meghan Niski
#15 Sarah Patterson
Freshman Outside Hitter St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East
Freshman Setter Roanoke, Va./Hidden Valley
• AVCA/Under Armour All-America Honorable Mention and Fifth Team Academic All-America
• Two-time Virginia All-State selection at Hidden Valley High School
• Prepvolleyball.com All-American • Two-time Chicago Tribune All-State • Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team selection • Illinois State Scholar and Kane County Chronicle Player of the Year
• Selected to play in the Virginia All-Star East vs. West game as a senior • Two-time All-District, All-Region and AllTimesland selection • Led Hidden Valley to back-to-back third-place finishes in the Virginia State championships as well as a District Championship in 2010 • Also played at Plant High School in Tampa, Fla. with current Dukes Danielle Erb and Katie Daorai
• Finished her career at St. Charles East with 1,277 kills, 702 digs, 123 blocks and 135 aces • Four-time Upstate Eight All-Conference selection, including two unanimous selections • Played her club volleyball for Club Fusion from 200812
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#14 Jaclyn Placha
#10 Patreece Spence
Freshman Defensive Specialist Oakdale, Pa./West Allegheny • Two-time All-State selection at West Allegheny Senior High School • Three-time First Team All-Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League • Three-time All-Section selection
Freshman Defensive Specialist Wilmington, Del./Archmere Academy • Two-time nominee for Gatorade State Player of the Year • Three-time All-State honoree • Two-time captain of Archmere Academy • Three sport athlete, also playing lacrosse and running track in high school
• National Honor Society member • Played club volleyball for the Renaissance Volleyball Club
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Tradition Kate Fuchs holds six of JMUâ€™s eight career and season blocks records, including total blocks and block average.
The Dukes won the CAA championship in their first season under Disa Garner in 2000.
Allyson Halls ranks among the JMU career leaders in kills, blocks, and hitting percentage. She was a three-time All-CAA and All-State selection and an AVCA All-Region selection in 2006.
Lauren Miles, a three-time All-CAA honoree, holds JMUâ€™s assist average record at 11.38 assists per set and ranks second in total assists with 4,178. 2012 JMU Volleyball - 17
Tradition Jena Pierson holds the JMU and CAA career digs record with 2,189 and also ranks among the NCAA career leaders. College Volleyball Update named her one of the top five liberos in the nation in 2006 and 2007 and made her a First Team Stellar Spiker in 2007 as one of the top 14 players in the nation.
Lindsay Collingwood (96-99) owns six career records at JMU, including kills and aces. Inducted into the JMU Hall of Fame in 2010.
JMU captured its first CAA championship in 1999.
Dana Jones (00-03) was a three-time All-CAA honoree and ranks in the top five in career kills, kill average, attempts, hitting percentage, blocks, and aces.
Karla Gessler (97-00) is the programâ€™s only four-time First Team All-CAA selection. She also holds the career attack percentage record of .342. 2012 JMU Volleyball - 18
Lindsay Callahan was a First Team AllCAA selection in 2010. She finished her career ranked second in program history in attack attempts, third in kills, fourth in sets played, fifth in kills per set and eighth in digs. She is one of three players all-time with 1,300+ kills and 900+ digs. Sandy Heinbach (l) and Debi Griffith (r) display the 1984 ECAC South championship trophy.
Debbie Prince (92-95) was a three-time All-CAA pick and played in more games than any other JMU player with 494.
Krysta Cannon, JMUâ€™s all-time assists leader, was CAA CoRookie of the Year in 2002. 2012 JMU Volleyball - 19
CAA Awards 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987
Natalie Abel, First Team Danielle Erb, Third Team Kristi Richardson, All-Rookie Lindsay Callahan, First Team Danielle Erb, Second Team Natalie Abel, Third Team Katie Daorai, All-Rookie Lauren Steinbrecher, co-Coach of the Year Danielle Erb, Third Team, All-Rookie Lauren Miles, Second Team Kelly Turner, All-Rookie Team Allyson Halls, First Team Jena Pierson, Second Team Lauren Miles, Third Team Lindsay Callahan, All-Rookie Team Allyson Halls, First Team Jena Pierson, First Team, Defensive Specialist of the Year Lauren Miles, Second Team Kaitlin McFaddin, All-Rookie Team Disa Garner, Coach of the Year Allyson Halls, Second Team Kelsey McNamara, All-Rookie Team Emilee Hussack, Second Team Jena Pierson, All-Rookie Team Dana Jones, First Team Krysta Cannon, Second Team Dana Jones, First Team Jessica Evers, Second Team Kate Fuchs, Second Team Larissa Winkler, Second Team Krysta Cannon, Co-Rookie of the Year Disa Garner, Co-Coach of the Year Danielle Heinbaugh, First Team Dana Jones, Second Team Karla Gessler, First Team Larissa Daily, Second Team Lindsay Collingwood, First Team, Player of the Year Karla Gessler, First Team Taryn Kirk, First Team Christiana Gianino, Second Team Chris Beerman, Coach of the Year Lindsay Collingwood, First Team Karla Gessler, First Team Christian Gianino, Second Team Sara Kidd, Second Team Lindsay Collingwood, First Team Karla Gessler, First Team, Rookie of the Year Kari Kopnicky, Second Team Beth Tyson, Second Team Debbi Prince, Second Team Debbi Prince, First Team Debbi Prince, Second Team Zoe Anastas, First Team Susan Martin, Second Team Patti Bucaria, First Team Melissa Skasko, Second Team Mary Harrington, Coach of the Year Patti Ray, Second Team Pat Murphy, Second Team Dina Thomas, First Team Pat Murphy, Second Team Cathy Cole, First Team Rosemary McHugh, First Team Dina Thomas, Second Team
Cathy Cole, First Team
Virginia SID State Awards 2011
2010 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997
Natalie Abel (First Team, State Player of the Year) Lindsay Callahan (Second Team) Danielle Erb (Second Team Lauren Steinbrecher (Coach of the Year) Lauren Miles (Second Team) Jena Pierson (First Team) Allyson Halls (First Team) Jena Pierson (First Team) Allyson Halls (First Team) Lauren Miles (Second Team) Disa Garner (Coach of the Year) Allyson Halls (Second Team) Emilee Hussack (Second Team) Krysta Cannon (Second Team) Dana Jones (First Team) Krysta Cannon (Second Team) Kate Fuchs (Second Team) Dana Jones (First Team) Larissa Winkler (Second Team) Larissa Daily (Second Team) Karla Gessler (First Team) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team, Player of the Year) Chris Beerman (Coach of the Year) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team) Karla Gessler (First Team) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team)
AVCA All-Region Awards 2006 1999
Jena Pierson, Honorable Mention Allyson Halls, Honorable Mention Lindsay Collingwood
CVU Stellar Spikers (national top 80 players) 2007 2006
Jena Pierson (First Team) Jena Pierson (Honorable Mention) Allyson Halls (Honorable Mention)
CVU National Libero of the Year 2007 2006
Jena Pierson (Honorable Mention) Jena Pierson (Honorable Mention)
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top 5 lists Games Played
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
494 Debbi Prince (1992-95) 474 Molly Ball (1988-91) 464 Susan Martin (1992-94, 96) 454 Lindsay Callahan (2007-10) 441 Patti Bucaria (1989-92)
1872 1566 1354 1305 1198
Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Dana Jones (2000-03) Lindsay Callahan (2007-10) Allyson Halls (2004-07) Debbi Prince (1992-95)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
4490 4178 3296 2993 2518
Krysta Cannon (2002-05) Lauren Miles (2005-) Amber Jaunrubenis (1990-93) Christina Gianino (1996-99) Kari Kopnicky (1995-97)
(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 11.38 Lauren Miles (2005-) 2. 11.33 Krysta Cannon (2002-05) 3. 9.9 Kari Kopnicky (1995-97) 4. 8.5 Cathy Cole (1986-87) 5. 7.9 Amber Jaunrubenis (1990-93)
(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 4.32 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 2. 3.80 Dana Jones (2000-03) 3. 3.60 Allyson Halls (2004-07) 4. 3.23 Danielle Erb (2009-current) 5. 3.05 Larissa Winkler (1998-00,02)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
4750 3942 3683 3110 2978
Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Lindsay Callahan (2007-10) Dana Jones (2000-03) Susan Martin (1992-94,96) Debbi Prince (1992-95)
1. 204 2. 151 3. 150 4. 148 5. 146
Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Molly Ball (1988-91) Susan Martin (1992-94, 96) Dana Jones (2000-03) Patti Bucaria (1989-92)
(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 0.47 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 2. 0.36 Dana Jones (2000-03) 3. 0.35 Christina Gianino (1996-99) 4. 0.33 Patti Bucaria (1989-92) 0.33 Cathy Cole (1986-87)
(min. two seasons) 1. .342 Karla Gessler (1997-00) 2. .318 Taryn Kirk (1996-99) 3. .298 Allyson Halls (2004-07) 4. .294 Cathy Cole (1986-87) 5. .292 Dana Jones (2000-03)
1. 131 2. 112 3. 95 4. 90 5. 87
Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) Karla Gessler (1997-00) Beth Tyson (1994-97) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Pat Murphy (1986-89)
Block Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
402 363 318 306 290
Kate Fuchs (2001-04) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Dana Jones (2000-03) Allyson Halls (2004-07) Susan Martin (1992-94,96)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
2189 1570 1210 1084 1022
Jena Pierson (2004-07) Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Molly Ball (1988-91) Patti Bucaria (1989-92) Karla Gessler (1997-00)
(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 5.25 Jena Pierson (2004-07) 2. 3.62 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 3. 3.62 Katie Daorai (2010-current) 4. 3.13 Natalie Abel (2008-current) 5. 2.99 Sara Kidd (1997-98) Note: Records include Division I seasons only.
Total Blocks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
485 453 398 387 371
Kate Fuchs (2001-04) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) Karla Gessler (1997-00) Dana Jones (2000-03)
(per game, min. two seasons) 1. 1.22 Kate Fuchs (2001-04) 2. 1.02 Taryn Kirk (1996-99) 3. 1.01 Allyson Halls (2004-07) 4. 0.98 Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) 5. 0.96 Melissa Skasko (1990-91)
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CAA CAA Volleyball • Volleyball became a CAA sport in 1984 • Top six teams advance to CAA postseason tournament • CAA tournament hosted by top seed. • Champion receives automatic bid to 64-team NCAA championship
JMU in the CAA since 1984 • Champion 1984, 1999, 2000 • Runner-up seven times • 52 All-CAA selections • 12 All-Tournament selections • 10 All-Rookie selections (award started 2004) • CAA Player of the Year 1999 • CAA Defensive Player of the Year 2006 • CAA Rookie of the Year 1996, 1997, 2002 • CAA Tournament MVP 1999, 2000 • CAA Coach of the Year 1991, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2006, 2010
Jena Pierson, pictured with CAA Assistant Commissioner Brad Taylor, became the first JMU player to earn CAA Defensive Specialist of the Year in 2006.
CAA Tournament MVP Karla Gessler and Sara Leveen accept the 2000 championship trophy from CAA Assistant Commissioner Ann-Tyler Sangston.
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Disa Garner makes her acceptance speech after being named 2002 CAA Co-Coach of the Year
CAA By the Numbers 11 member schools (9 play volleyball) 8 states represented 5 of the nine largest television markets in the nation -- New York (1), Philadelphia (4), Boston (6), Washington, D.C. (8) and Atlanta (9)
Lauren Steinbrecher was named CAA co-Coach of the Year in 2010 after leading the Dukes to their seventhbest winning percentage in school history.
Lindsay Collingwood was the 1999 CAA Player of the Year.
JMU was wellrepresented with six total awards in 2006, including Jena Pierson (First Team/D.S.), Kaitlin McFaddin (All-Rookie), Disa Garner (Coach of the Year), Lauren Miles (Second Team), and Allyson Halls (First Team).
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This is JMU This Is JMU JMU’s beautiful campus includes 111 major buildings on 712 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
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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 Virginiaâ€™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 todayâ€™s high-tech, educational world.
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plecker center Robert & Frances Plecker Athletic Performance Center • Named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • Computer lab with more then 30 work stations • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities • JMU’s athletic hall of fame • Student-athlete lounge
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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 StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70
Terrence Apted 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
Greg Werner Head Coach/Director of JMU Strength & Conditioning Austin Peay ‘91
Scott Bennett Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach
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strength & conditioning
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sports medicinE • Multi-skilled professionals use current research, educational knowledge, and state-of-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
Carolann Baldridge Team Athletic Trainer UC Long Beach ’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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volleyball info Home Arena & Capacity/Surface: Sinclair Gymnasium in Godwin Hall (2,000) Office Location: Godwin Hall 204 Telephone: (540) 568-6463 Fax: (540) 568-3489 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing Address: Volleyball 261 Bluestone Drive MSC 2301 James Madison University Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (For overnight delivery, add Godwin 204 to address) Head Coach Lauren Steinbrecher: (540) 568-6463 email@example.com Assistant Coaches Casey Steinbrecher: (540) 568-2963 firstname.lastname@example.org Ron Sweet: (540) 568-7981 email@example.com Administrative Assistant Teresa Somma: (540) 568-6164 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Greg Werner: 540-568-3938 Athletics Communications: Brian Hansen: (540) 568-7910 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Whoâ€™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
Associate AD, Compliance & Senior Woman Administrator
Associate AD, Sports Programs
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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations
Assistant AD, Sports Medicine
Assistant AD, Athletics Communications
Assistant AD, Facilities & Events