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A Message from the Coach Welcome to JMU softball. As the Dukes first and only softball coach in our ten-year history, I am proud that JMU softball is recognized as one of the top programs in the conference and in our region. The Dukes won the 2009 Colonial Athletic Association Championship and we continue to aspire to greater heights. I encourage you to consider JMU as an up-and-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 we opened Veterans Memorial Park - a $9.5 million state-of-the-art baseball and softball facility. Game day attendance averaged over 500 fans per game! The lighted complex has an extraordinary 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. We have new 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 get to 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 socially as an ‘every day’ college kid. JMU’s Softball game day atmosphere is amazing for fans and for our players. I encourage you to read through our guide and learn more about JMU and the Dukes softball program. People continue to be amazed at the beauty of our campus here in the Shenandoah Valley. 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 it and to call JMU my home. We are excited about the future of JMU softball and hope that you will join us for another exciting season. Go Dukes!

Coach Katie Flynn

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coaching staff

Katie Flynn Head Coach

• 11th year at JMU and 18th total year as a head coach • Only softball coach in JMU history • Advanced JMU to two CAA Championship games and five semifinals • Led team to 2009 CAA Championship • Two-time CAA Coach of the Year (2004, 2007) • 10-year JMU record is 283-252 • 16-year career record is 443-426 • Honored in 2010 at the Easton Victory Club Luncheon for reaching the 400-win plateau • Twice coached the CAA Player of the Year (Jenn Chavez 2007, Ashley Burnham 2010) • Coached the 2009 VaSID Virginia Pitcher of the Year (Meredith Felts) • Went 60-87 in four seasons as the head coach of Colgate (1994-97) • Went 100-87 in three seasons as the head coach of UNC Greensboro (1998-2000) • Served as an assistant coach at Ohio State and Stetson before taking the head coaching job at Colgate • Received a bachelor’s degree from Colgate in 1990 and a Master’s degree from Ohio State in 1993 • Four-time letter winner at Colgate as a catcher • Helped lead Colgate to a then team-record 24 victories in 1990 • Served as a member of the NCAA Northeast Regional Softball Advisory Committee • Is a standing member of the JMU Committee on Gender Equity • Was a member of the 10-member NCAA National Softball Committee from 2006-2010.

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coaching staff

Kristy Norton Associate Head Coach

• Eighth year at JMU • Promoted to Associate Head Coach in 2007 • Serves as the team’s hitting coach as well as third base coach • Defensively, works with the team’s infielders • Prior to JMU was a two-year assistant coach at UNC Greensboro • In 2007, she helped the Dukes set team records in batting average (.311), slugging percentage (.472), runs scored (278), home runs (42) and RBIs (264) • 2007 team finished 14th nationally in batting average, 24th in slugging percentage and 36th in runs scored • Helped Jenn Chavez (2007) and Ashley Burnham (2010) receive CAA Player of the Year honors • All-Southern Conference and honorable mention All-South Region second baseman while playing for Katie Flynn at UNC-Greensboro • All-time UNC-Greensboro leader in games started (252) and at bats (785) and second in hits (222) and doubles (41) • Received a bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro in Sport Science with a minor in coaching • Received her master’s degree from JMU in sports administration

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coaching staff

Kristin Erb Assistant Coach

• First year at JMU • Serves as the team’s pitching coach as well as first base coach • Joined the JMU staff on August 15, 2011 • Comes to JMU after one season as an assistant coach at Austin Peay where she served as the team’s pitching coach • While at Austin Peay, she oversaw all aspects of the pitching staff, including developing in season and off season pitching workouts, charting the pitching staff for evaluation, and working with the catchers on game-calling strategies • Prior to Austin Peay, she spent a season as an assistant coach for Lock Haven University where she worked with the team’s pitchers and catchers and also served as the first base coach • Was a four-year letterwinner at Lock Haven • Went 168-18 with a 0.39 ERA while recording 1,388 strikeouts and 100 shutouts for the Eagles • Ranks first in Division II history in victories, single-season wins (50), shutouts, games started (171), innings pitched (1,240), and consecutive scoreless innings pitched (86 1/3) • In addition, she tossed seven career perfect games and 13 no-hitters • Four-time NFCA All-American • Two-time winner of the Honda Award for National Player of the Year and a three-time Daktronics Pitcher of the Year • Pitched for two seasons in the National Pro Fastpitch League, spending one year each with the Philadelphia Force and the Tennessee Diamonds.

Photos courtesy of Lock Haven University Media Relations

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2012 dukes Ashley Burnham Sr. Shortstop Danvers, Mass./Danvers - CollegeSportsMadness.com Preseason CAA Player of the Year and First Team All-CAA selection - 2010 CAA Player of the Year and two-time First Team All-CAA selection - One of two players in school history to be named First Team All-CAA twice - First player in JMU history to be named Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region twice - Two-time VaSID All-State selection - Holds single-season school records for home runs, lead-off home runs, assists, on-base percentage and slugging percentage - Holds JMU career record for consecutive games started and lead-off home runs - Tied a JMU single-game record with four runs scored against St. John’s on March 20, 2011 - Became the 16th player in school history to amass over 100 hits with a single against Bucknell on Feb. 18, 2011 - CAA All-Rookie Team in 2009. - CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award Recipient and JMU Athletic Director ScholarAthlete Year G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2009 51/51 150 22 41 7 0 2 20 6-7 12 18 .273 2010 57/57 183 38 57 9 1 9 26 10-12 13 34 .311 2011 52/52 170 44 62 12 5 13 32 11-15 26 23 .365 Total 160/160 503 104 160 28 6 24 78 16-34 51 75 .316

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2012 dukes Caitlen Manning

Sr. Utility Prince George, Va./Prince George - Started all 52 games at second base for JMU in 2011 - Has appeared in 113 games, starting 99 in her career - Ranked in the top three on the team in runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBIs, walks and steals in 2011 - Set a JMU and tied an NCAA record with three doubles in a single game against George Mason on April 3, 2011 - Tied for ninth in program history with 10 career home runs - Named to the CAA Championship All-Tournament team in 2010 after collecting four hits and three RBIs in three games played

Year G/GS 2009 11/4 2010 50/43 2011 52-52 Total 113-99

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 21 1 4 1 0 0 5 0-0 1 5 .190 123 13 29 0 1 4 23 1-1 8 18 .236 157 29 48 12 0 6 30 12-13 12 18 .306 301 43 81 13 1 10 58 13-14 21 41 .269

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Kaitlyn Barbour

Lori Botkin

Jr. Utility Nokesville, Va./Brentsville District

Jr. Outfield Manassas, Va./Osbourn

- Appeared in 9 games, including two starts, last season - Has appeared 39 games, making eight starts in two 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.

- Started 46 games and appeared in 51 as a sophomore - Led the team with 14 doubles - Tied a JMU and NCAA single game record with three doubles against Drexel on May 6, 2011 - Hit her first career home run as part of a 3-for-4 day in an 11-8 win over Charleston Southern - Hit a walk-off solo home run to lift JMU to a 4-3 win over George Mason - First Team All-State and All-Cedar Run District selection at Osbourn High School - Northwest Region co-Player of the Year

Year G/GS 2010 30/6 2011 9-2 Total 39-8

Year G/GS 2010 45/29 2011 51-46 Total 96-74

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 39 0 7 2 0 0 4 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 49 0 9 2 0 0 4

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 3 9 .179 0-0 1 7 .200 0-0 4 16 .184

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AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 91 19 22 4 1 0 5 6-10 7 15 .242 132 18 34 14 0 2 19 7-13 8 15 .258 223 37 56 18 1 2 24 13-23 15 30 .251


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Jasmine Butler

Haley Johnson

Jr. 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 - Led the CAA with a .371 batting average in 2011 - 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 2010 56/55 2011 52-52 Total 108-107

Jr. Utility Ashburn, Va./Broad Run - Appeared in 50, starting 47 of them as a sophomore - Third on the team in home runs with six and RBIs with 24 - Moved to first base and recorded a .989 fielding percentage in her first action at the position - 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 2010 54/50 2011 50-47 Total 104-97

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 161 25 57 10 1 1 7 17-20 10 52 .354 159 34 59 5 2 1 23 19-22 12 32 .371 320 59 116 15 3 2 30 36-42 22 84 .363

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AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG.

130 8 39 6 0 2 25 3-3 12 17 .300 141 14 38 9 0 6 24 2-2 8 7 .270 271 22 77 15 0 8 49 5-5 20 24 .284


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Megan Shinaberry

Cara Stecher

Jr. Catcher/Utility Davie, Fla./McCarthy - Appeared in 30 games, starting 27 of them while serving as the team’s primary designated player - Fourth on the team in batting average at .280 - Added 23 hits, 17 RBIs, 12 runs, two doubles, 12 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 Total 60-39 108 19 27 2 0 0 18 7-7 5 16 .250

Jr. Pitcher New Castle, Del./Caravel Academy - Appeared in 22 games, making 15 starts in the circle for JMU - Went 10-1 with a 3.01 ERA, adding five complete games, two shutouts and 61 strikeouts in 86 innings pitched - Ranks fifth in school history in wins, sixth in games started and tied for sixth in appearances - Team-high 36 appearances and 24 starts as a freshman - Led the team in wins (11), complete games (nine), shutouts (two), innings pitched (154.0), strikeouts (95) and ERA (3.64) in 2010 - Dean’s List Fall 2011 - Three-time First Team All-State selection for Caravel Academy - 2009 Delaware High School Player of the Year Year G/GS CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2010 36/24 9 2 154.0 199 114 80 3.64 95 66 11 15 .423 2011 22/15 5 2 86.0 88 42 37 3.01 61 54 10 1 .909 Total 58/39 14 4 240.0 287 156 117 3.41 156 120 21 16 .568

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Catherine Clavin

Cassidy Clayton

So. Utility Poquoson, Va./Poquoson - Started 18 games and appeared in 29 as a freshman in 2011 - Hit .265 with 13 hits, nine RBIs, four runs, one home run in 49 at bats - 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 - 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 AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2011 29-18 49 4 13 0 0 1 9 0-0 1 16 .265 Total 29-18 49 4 13 0 0 1 9 0-0 1 16 .265

So. Outfield Acton, Mass./Acton Boxborough - Appeared in 23 games and started seven as a freshman - Recorded five hits, two runs, a triple, seven RBIs and five walks in 31 at bats - 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 - 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 AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2011 23-7 31 2 5 0 1 0 3 0-1 5 6 .161 Total 23-7 31 2 5 0 1 0 3 0-1 5 6 .161

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Brittany Jeans

Anna Klumpp

So. Pitcher Camano Island, Wash./ Stanwood

So. Outfield Culpeper, Va./Eastern View

- Appeared in 30 games, including making 16 starts in the circle as a freshman - Won seven games, adding four complete games, one shutout, two saves and 50 strikeouts in 96 1/3 innings pitched - 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 - 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

- 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 - Made her collegiate debut as a pinch runner against Coastal Carolina University - Recorded her first career run scored and stolen base against Bucknell - 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 SB BB SO AVG. 2011 35-3 6 11 1 0 0 0 0 2-2 0 2 .161 Total 35-3 6 11 1 0 0 0 0 2-2 0 2 .161

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 Total 30/16 4 1 96.1 110 67 58 4.21 50 52 7 9 .438

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Caitlin Sandy

Lindsey Tomasz

So. Third Base Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt - First Team All-CAA and All-Rookie team at third base as a freshman - VaSID Second Team All-State - Appeared in 50 games, starting 47 of them as a freshman - Hit .279 with 21 runs, seven doubles, one home run, 11 RBIs, eight walks and six steals - Committed just six errors in 177 fielding opportunities for a .966 field percentage - 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 AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2011 50-47 122 21 34 7 0 1 11 6-8 8 17 .279 Total 50-47 122 21 34 7 0 1 11 6-8 8 17 .279

So. Utility Newburyport, Mass./ Newburyport - Appeared in 24 games, making two starts as a freshman - Scored 10 runs, adding a double, two walks and two steals - Made her collegiate debut as the starting designated player against Bucknell - Scored the game-winning run as a pinch runner in a 1-0 win over Norfolk State - Four-time Cape Ann League All-Star at Newburyport High School - 2009 Cape Ann League Player of the Year - Four-time Newburyport Daily News All-Star and 2009 Player of the Year Year G/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2011 24-2 17 10 2 1 0 0 0 Total 24-2 17 10 2 1 0 0 0

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SB BB SO AVG. 2-3 4 4 .118 2-3 4 4 .118


2012 dukes Reba DePriest

Fr. Pitcher Apache Junction, Ariz./Skyline - Three-time All-Region Selection at Skyline High School - Three-time All-State selection - Named Skyline High School’s Rookie of the Year in 2008 - 2011 Skyline High School Most Outstanding Female Scholar-Athlete - Holds school record for strikeouts, wins and ERA - Led team to back-to-back ninth-place finishes in the Arizona 5A State tournament - Played club ball for the Corona Angels under the direction of Kim Howard

Morgan Heath Fr. Outfield Yorktown, Va./Grafton - Two-time All-District selection at Grafton High School - Second Team All-Region honoree - First Team Daily Press selection - Helped lead Grafton High School to a District runner-up finish as a junior - Played club ball for the Williamsburg Starz

Heather Kiefer Fr. Pitcher Potomac Falls, Va./Potomac Falls - Three-time team captain and MVP at Potomac Falls High School - Potomac Falls Coach’s Award Winner - 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 - Owns eight season and nine career records at Potomac Falls - Played club ball for Wagners Gold and qualified for two ASA 18U Gold National Championship tournaments

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2012 dukes Sarah Mooney

Fr. Catcher/Pitcher Huntersville, N.C./North Mecklenburg - Two-time Diamond Sports /NFCA National Catcher of the Year - Two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA First Team All-America selection - Two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Region selection - North Carolina 4A West Player of the Year - North Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year nominee - Four-time All-District, All-Region and All-State selection - Holds North Carolina record for home runs in a season (19) and batting average in a season (.779)

Haley Widner Fr. Outfield Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready - Second Team All-State and All-Metro and First Team All-District as a senior at Bishop Ready High School - Set Bishop Ready team record for batting average - Four-time All-Catholic League selection - As a junior, named Ohio Underclassmen Tournament team member - Two-time team captain - Older sister Heather was a three-year letterwinner as a pitcher at JMU

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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

Katie Jaworski - Four-time All-CAA selection - 2004 NFCA All-Mid Atlantic 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 2012 JMU Softball - 19

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


CAA JMU in the CAA - 2009 CAA Champions - 101-85 all time conference record - Reached CAA championships seven of 10 seasons - 35 All-CAA selections - 10 All-CAA Rookie team selections - Player of the Year 2007, 2010 - Coach of the Year 2004 & 2007 - Rookie of the Year 2003

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 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 19,000 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 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 2011 ranked JMU 19th 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 magazine in 2011 ranked JMU’s College of Business 11th nationally among business schools at public universities and 28thamong 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 was recognized as one of the nation’s top 50 “Best Value” public universities in the 2010 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.

“JMU is committed to providing the facilities needed to compete at the elite Division I level. It is an exciting time for our program as construction is underway for our new stadium and indoor facility.� Katie Flynn, JMU softball coach

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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

“The ‘APC’ is a phenomenal resource for our studentathletes. JMU is providing all of the resources for player’s academic success. From the computer lab, to study rooms, tutor rooms and the student-athlete lounge - it is a very impressive building that demonstrates a commitment to success.” Katie Flynn, JMU softball coach

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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

Scott Bennett Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

“The Veterans Memorial weight room and our strength and conditioning staff are first class. I am constantly amazed at the growth our players experience in fitness and overall core strength each and every year. Strength and speed are critical in our sport and we have the resources and staff to compete with the best.” Katie Flynn, JMU softball 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

Jessica Bissinger Team Athletic Trainer Salisbury University ‘10

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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sports psychology • The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) is committed to addressing the unique challenges that face student-athletes at JMU. • The CSDC provides a supportive environment to empower student-athletes to achieve personal, academic and athletic goals in the context of individual and/or group counseling. • Staff includes two full-time professionals with doctorates specifically tailored towards Sports Psychology.

Dr. Robert Harmison Director

Dr. Challace McMillin

Molly Haas Postdoctoral Intern/Sport Psychology Resident

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all-time roster

All-Time Roster, 2002-Present

B Barbour, Kaitlyn. . . . . . 2010-pres. Berkemeier, Kelly. . . . . . 2003-06 Berryman, Tricia. . . . . . . 2003-04 Botkin, Lori. . . . . . . . . . 2010-pres. Bounds, Renee’ . . . . . . . 2004-07 Brotemarkle, Kris. . . . . . . . . 2003 Burd, Natalie . . . . . . . . . 2002-05 Burnham, Ashley. . . . 2009-pres. Butler, Jasmine . . . . . . 2010-pres.

C Carrera, Briana. . . . . . . . 2003-06 Carrera, Tamara . . . . . . . 2005-07 Chavez, Jenn . . . . . . . . . 2005-08 Clavin, Catherine. . . . . 2011-pres. Clayton, Cassidy . . . . . 2011-pres. Clohan, Jenny . . . . . . . . 2006-09 Clohan, Michelle . . . . . . . 2009-11 Cochran, Katie . . . . . . . . 2005-08 Conley, Leah. . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Cox, Jeni. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Curtis, Lauren. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

D DePriest, Reba. . . . . . 2012-pres. Dindinger, Heather. . . . . . . . 2010 Dominguez, Julia. . . . . . 2006-09 Duarte, Shaunte. . . . . . . . . . 2007 Dunn, Nikki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Dyson, Brittney . . . . . . . . 2007-10

E Evert, Leah. . . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Eye, Whitney. . . . . . . . . . . . .2006

F Felts, Meredith. . . . . . . . 2006-09 Forbes, Megan. . . . . . . . 2008-09

G Galvin, Alli . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 George, Katie. . . . . . . . . 2004-07

George, Liz. . . . . . . . . . . 2002-05 Giarrizzo, Gillian. . . . . . . . . . 2009 Gump, Jesse . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002

H Heath, Morgan. . . . . . 2012-pres. Hill, Melissa . . . . . . . . . . . 2008-10 Hunt, Laura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002

J Jaworski, Katie. . . . . . . . 2002-05 Jeans, Brittany. . . . . . . 2011-pres. Johnson, Haley . . . . . . 2010-pres. Johnson, Kendra. . . . . . . 2007-10

K Kiefer, Heather. . . . . . 2012-pres. Kirk, Amber. . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 Klumpp, Anna . . . . . . . 2011-pres.

L Legorreta, Samant. . . . . . . . 2004 Long, Andrea. . . . . . . . . 2004-06 Lyddane, Brittney. . . . . . . 2007-10

M Manning, Caitlen. . . . 2009-pres. Mansfield, Casey. . . . . . . 2009-11 Massey, Christina. . . . . . . . . 2005 McPherson, Olivia. . . . . . 2010-11 Mernin, Lauren. . . . . . . 2007-2008 Mooney, Sarah. . . . . . 2012-pres. Moss, Branden. . . . . . . . . 2007-08 Moxey, Shannon. . . . . . . 2007-10

N Nixon, Kristi. . . . . . . . . . 2002-04

P Pardalis, Alison . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Perdew, Lisa. . . . . . . . . . 2002-03

R Ray, Whitnie. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2005 Robison, Lauren. . . . . . . . 2008-11 2012 JMU Softball - 33

Romick, Lindsey. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Ryan, Chel’sea . . . . . . . . . 2007-11

S Sandy, Caitlin. . . . . . . . 2011-pres. Schenk, Ashlee. . . . . . . . 2002-05 Schlosser, Keri. . . . . . . . . . . 2002 Schmitz, Lauren. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Schray, Katherine. . . . . . 2004-06 Schwind, Kara . . . . . . . . 2002-04 Shinaberry, Megan . . . 2010-pres. Simons, Courtney . . . . . . 2007-10 Smith, Julie . . . . . . . . . . 2008-09 Smith, Megan. . . . . . . . . 2003-06 Smith, Sally . . . . . . . . . . 2004-07 Spitzer, Katie . . . . . . . . . . 2008-11 Stecher, Cara . . . . . . . . 2010-pres. Swanstrom, Kitska. . . . . . . . 2002

T Tomasz, Lindsey. . . . . . 2011-pres.

W Wernsing, Kaitlyn. . . . . . 2006-09 Widner, Haley. . . . . . . 2012-pres. Widner, Heather. . . . . . . . 2009-11

Z Zook, Sarah . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2002


opponents

Phoenix Softball Clash

Date: Feb. 18-19 Location: Burlington, N.C Opponents: Presbyterian, Bucknell, Elon Head Coaches: Kama Tucker (Presbyterian), Heather Rakosik (Bucknell), Kathy Bocock (Elon) 2011 Records: 28-20-1, 10-8 Big South (Presbyterian), 14-36, 5-15 Patriot League (Bucknell), 30-24, 12-12 Southern Conference (Elon)

Carolina Classic

Date: Feb. 24-26 Location: Chapel Hill, N.C. Opponents: Minnesota, Penn State Head Coaches: Jessica Allister (Minnesota), Robin Petrini (Penn State) 2011 Records: 31-24, 9-11 Big Ten (Minnesota), 31-24-1, 11-8-1 Big Ten (Penn State)

Radford Highlanders Date: February 28 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Mickey Dean (6th) 2011 Record: 38-21, 14-4 Big South

UMBC Retriever Classic Date: March 2-4 Location: Baltimore, Md. Opponents: Iona, Canisius, Niagara, Princeton Head Coaches: Roni Rivera (Iona), Mike Rappl (Canisius), Al Dirschberger (Niagara), Trina Salcido (Princeton) 2011 Record: 31-22, 11-5 MAAC (Iona), 20-21, 7-9 MAAC (Canisius), 18-22, 6-10 MAAC (Niagara), 16-26, 7-13 Ivy League (Princeton)

Santa Clara Broncos Date: March 7 (DH) Location: Santa Clara, Calif. Head Coach (Year): Lisa Mize (4th) 2011 Record: 6-33, 2-18 PCSC

Stanford/Louisville Slugger Classic

Date: March 9-11 Location: Palo Alto, Calif. Opponents: Colorado State, Stanford, San Jose State, Cal Poly, Ole Miss Head Coaches: Jen Fisher (Colorado State), John Rittman (Stanford), Peter Turner (San Jose State), Jenny Condon (Cal Poly), Windy Thees (Ole Miss) 2011 Records: 8-43, 1-14 MWC (Colorado State), 42-17, 10-11 Pac-10 (Stanford), 19-35, 5-16 WAC (San Jose State), 11-36, 7-14 Big West (Cal Poly), 14-39, 3-23 SEC (Ole Miss)

JMU/Days Inn Invitational

Date: March 16-18 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Opponents: Fordham, George Washington, Pittsburgh Head Coaches: Bridget Orchard (Fordham), Stacey Schramm (George Washington), Holly Aprile (Pittsburgh) 2011 Records: 42-19, 16-4 Atlantic 10 (Fordham), 16-27-1, 6-14 Atlantic 10 (George Washington), 34-17, 13-8 Big East (Pittsburgh)

Longwood Lancers Date: March 21 (DH) Location: Farmville, Va. Head Coach (Year): Kathy Riley (15th) 2011 Record: 37-13, Ind.

Drexel Dragons

Date: March 24 & 25 (DH) Location: Philadelphia, Pa. Head Coach (Year): Kim Camara (6th) 2011 Record: 15-28, 7-14 CAA

Virginia Tech Hokies Date: March 28 (DH) Location: Blacksburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Scot Thomas (17th) 2011 Record: 38-20, 10-12 ACC

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opponents

UNC Wilmington Seahawks

Georgia State Panthers

Norfolk State

Towson Tigers

George Mason Patriots

CAA Championship

Date: March 31 (DH) & April 1 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Kelly Van Houten (3rd) 2011 Record: 11-45, 3-18 CAA

Date: April 4 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Heidi Cavallo (2nd ) 2011 Record: 23-25, 6-6 MEAC

Date: April 7 (DH) & 8 Location: Fairfax, Va. Head Coach (Year): Joe Verbanic (7th) 2011 Record: 19-25, 8-12 CAA

Date: April 28 (DH) & 29 Location: Atlanta, Ga. Head Coach (Year): Roger Kincaid (2nd) 2011 Record: 36-25, 15-5 CAA

Date: May 4 (DH) & May 5 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Lisa Costello (15th) 2011 Record: 28-26, 11-8 CAA

Date: May 9-12 Location: at Highest Seed

NCAA Regionals Delaware Blue Hens

Date: April 14 (DH) & 15 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Jaime Wohlbach (2nd) 2011 Record: 21-34-1, 10-11 CAA

Date: May 18-20 Location: TBA

NCAA Super Regionals Date: May 25-27 Location: TBA

Liberty Flames

Date: April 18 (DH) Location: Lynchburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Paul Wetmore (17th) 2011 Record: 30-30, 11-7 Big South

Hofstra Pride

Date: April 21 (DH) & 22 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Bill Edwards (23rd) 2011 Record: 40-13, 19-1 CAA

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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 Katie Flynn, (540) 568-2967 flynnko@jmu.edu Associate Head Coach Kristy Norton, (540) 568-7979 nortonkl@jmu.edu Assistant Coach Kristin Erb, (540) 568-2378 erbkm@jmu.edu Administrative Assistant Diana Sharpe, (540) 568-5510 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Scott Bennett 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

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Brian Frerking

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Associate AD, Development

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

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Mike Carpenter Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications



2011-12 Softball Guide