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Welcome to James Madison volleyball!

As we enter our second 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 secGreen Bay/Country Inn and Suites Volleyball Classic ond to none, offering students every opportunity to be Aug. 26 at Green Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Aug. 27 vs. Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. successful in the classroom. We have a dedicated staff Aug. 27 vs. North Dakota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m. prepared to help you reach your full potential as a stuJMU/Days Inn Invitational dent and as an athlete. We are passionate about helping Sept. 2 Coastal Carolina vs. Robert Morris . . . . . . 5 p.m. you to be your very best both on and off the court. It is Sept. 2 Lehigh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Sept. 3 Lehigh vs. Robert Morris. . . . . . . . . . . 10:00 a.m. important for us to see our student-athletes graduate Sept. 3 Coastal Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. from JMU with a successful volleyball career as well as Sept. 3 Lehigh vs. Coastal Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. a high-quality degree. Sept. 3 Robert Morris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m.

2011 Schedule

We have big dreams for the program and hope that one day you will be able to help us achieve them! We invite you to come see firsthand everything that James Madison has to offer. Go Dukes!

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High Point Classic Sept. 9 vs. Wright State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 vs. Davidson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at High Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:00 p.m. JMU Classic Sept. 16 Georgetown vs. Appalachian St.. . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Sept. 16 East Tennessee St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Sept. 17 East Tennessee St. vs. Appalachian St.. . 10 a.m. Sept. 17 Georgetown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12:30 p.m. Sept. 17 East Tennessee St. vs. Georgetown. . . . . . 5 p.m. Sept. 17 Appalachian St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 24 Sept. 30

October Oct. 7 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 30

Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . William & Mary*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . VCU*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

at Delaware* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Radford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hofstra*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northeastern*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at VCU*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at William & Mary*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at UNC Wilmington*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at Georgia State*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

November Nov. 2 Nov. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 18-21

Norfolk State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 p.m. at George Mason*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Delaware* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Towson*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. CAA Championships (dates flexible), at Highest Seed

* Denotes CAA matches Home games in bold Home matches played at Godwin Hall

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coaching staff Lauren Steinbrecher Head Coach Second 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 • 22-8 career record and 10-4 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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coaching staff

Casey Steinbrecher

Assistant Coach Second 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

Ron Sweet

Assistant Coach Second 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

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No. Name 1 Natalie Abel

2011 Roster Pos. OH

Elig. Sr.

Ht. 5-11

Hometown/High School/College Washington, Pa./Trinity

2

Danielle Erb

OH

Jr.

6-0

Tampa, Fla./Plant

3

Katie Daorai

DS

So.

5-6

Tampa, Fla./Plant

4

Lizzy Briones

OH

Fr.

6-0

Siloam Springs, Ark./Siloam Springs

5

Alyssa Hall

MB

Fr.

6-2

Yorktown, Va./Grafton

6

Martha Stewart

OH

Fr.

5-11

Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

7

Megan Wiechmann

S

Jr.

6-0

Sunland, Calif./Village Christian

8

Kelly Maguire

MB

So.

6-3

Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central

9

Kelly Turner

MB

Sr.

5-11

Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central

10 Morgan Maddox

DS

Sr.

5-9

Leesburg, Va./Loudoun Valley

11 Haley Jacobsen

MB

r-So.

6-3

Winchester, Va./Sherando

15 Holly Wall

OH

Sr.

6-0

Kaukauna, Wisc./Kaukauna

16 Kristi Richardson

S

r-Fr.

6-1

Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage

Head Coach: Lauren Steinbrecher Assistant Coaches: Ron Sweet, Casey Steinbrecher Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Stephanie Pikus Manager: Caitlin Papili

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athletes

#9 Kelly Turner Senior Middle Blocker Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central

Media Arts and Design major • Finished last season fourth on the team with 222 kills, 1.95 per set, and an average of .68 blocks per set • Recorded double digit kills in seven matches • Named to the Cincinnati Bearcat Invitational AllTournament team • Finished with a season-high 14 kills, four digs and two blocks in win over Delaware St. • Recorded a season-high eight blocks to go with 11 kills and a dig against Northeastern • Set a career-high in kills as a sophomore with 18 against Hampton • Set a career-high in blocks as a sophomore with 10 against St. Francis • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • 2008 CAA All-Rookie Team • Dean’s List Fall 2009 • Three-time high school All-State selection in New York • Three-time Empire State Games Gold Medalist

Why did you choose JMU?

I loved the atmosphere when I visited the campus, the team, everything.

What is your major?

Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Converged Media and an Art minor

What is your favorite? Food: Ceareal

Movie: The Hangover and Horrible Bosses are up there Song: I don’t have one favorite Athlete: Cal Ripken, Jr.

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athletes

#15 Holly Wall Senior Outside Hitter Kaukauna, Wisc./Kaukauna

Communication Sciences and Disorders major • Appeared in 29 matches, including three starts • Finished season with 97 kills, 29 assists, 15 aces, 255 digs and eight blocks • JMU Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament team • Recorded a career-high 20 kills and eight digs off the bench in a come-frombehind win over William & Mary • 15 kills and 13 digs against George Mason • 10 kills and nine digs against Norfolk State • Seven career double-doubles • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • All-State as a high school senior and honorable mention as a sophomore and junior • Four-year scholastic starter in both volleyball and softball for Kaukauna High School

Why did you choose JMU?

It’s a great school academically and a great school for the major that I wanted. It was also a chance to play DI volleyball.

What is something unique about you? I appreciate the small things in life the most.

What is the best advice you have received? “Effort and attitude go a lot further than talent.”

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athletes

#10 Morgan Maddox Senior Defensive Specialist Leesburg, Va./Loudoun Valley Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy major • Appeared in five matches and nine sets as a junior

• Has appeared in 20 career matches and has recorded 37 career digs • Averaged 1.31 digs per set as a sophomore • JMU Dean’s List Spring 2009 and 2010 • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete • 759 career digs in three scholastic seasons • As a senior, First Team All-District and Second Team All-Region • Vikings won two district titles with one runner up finish in her three seasons

What is your favorite place on campus and why? The quad because it is always so beautiful there.

What if your favorite thing about JMU volleyball? My teammates.

What do you want to do after college?

Hopefully be accepted to grad school for physical training or potentially medical school.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

My mom told me several times, “Always stay true to yourself no matter what.”

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athletes

#1 Natalie Abel Redshirt Junior Outside Hitter Washington, Pa./Trinity

Media Arts and Design major/Computer Information Systems minor • Third Team All-CAA selection as a redshirt sophomore • CAA Defensive Player of the Week for Aug. 30 • Country Inn and Suites All-Tournament Team • Finished third on the team with 236 kills and tied for team lead with 307 digs • Third on team with seven double-doubles in 2010 • Had a career-high 23 kills on .327 hitting and 17 digs against William & Mary • Recorded 16 kills and 10 digs against VCU • Had 21 kills and 11 digs in Dukes’ four-set win at UNC Wilmington • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Dean’s List Fall 2009 and 2010 • Finished ninth in the CAA in 2009 with 3.25 digs/set and a total of 299 • One of Pennsylvania’s Finest 50 in volleyball as a high school sophomore, junior, and senior • Broke school career kills record as a junior (405 season kills) and added to it as a senior to finish with 1,274 total • Three-time WPIAL First-Team selection

Why did you choose JMU?

It’s absolutely beautiful and it’s close enough to home.

What is your favorite … Food: Chocolate

Movie: Too many to name Song: That’s Not My Name by the Ting Tings Athlete: Dorian Brooks (Go Steelers!)

What are your favorite things to do off the court?

Take naps, shop, hang out with friends, watch movies, browse youtube

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athletes

#2 Danielle Erb

#7 Megan Wiechmann

Junior Outside Hitter Tampa, Fla./Plant

Junior Setter Sunland, Calif./Village Christian

Media Arts and Design major/Sports Communication and Computer Information Systems minor • Second Team All-CAA selection in 2010

Health Sciences major • Appeared in 30 matches as a sophomore including making five starts

• Third Team All-CAA and All-Rookie team selection in 2009

• Finished season with 677 assists, 26 kills, two aces, 78 digs and 38 blocks

• VaSID Second Team All-State • CAA All-Tournament Team • Two-time CAA Offensive Player of the Week

• Recorded a double-double against Belmont with 41 assists and 12 digs

• JMU Coca-Cola Classic tournament MVP

• Had 16 assists and three blocks against Delaware

• Country Inn & Suites tournament MVP

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• Had team-high 15 doubledoubles • Led team in kills the last two seasons

• Fifth in the CAA in assists with 8.63 assists per set and a total of 716 on the season as a freshman

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• 18 career matches with 30 or more assists

• CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award

• Led the Crusaders to consecutive Olympic League championships and CIF Southern Section title in 2007

• JMU Dean’s List Spring 2011 • Recorded 20+ kills five times, including a career-high 25 twice • Recorded 25 kills and 22 digs to become the first player with 20+ kills and digs in a match since 2007

• L.A. Daily News First Team All-Area and First Team All-CIF as a senior with 8.81 assists per set • Three year All-League performer

What is your major?

Media Arts and Design with a Sports Communications and Computer Information Systers minor

What is your favorite thing to do off the court?

Hang out with friends and lay out by the pool.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? Festival because I love their crepes and any place where there is a pool so I can catch some rays!

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Why did you choose JMU?

I wanted to go live somewhere different.

What is your favorite place on campus and why? Starbucks!

What do you want to do after college?

Travel and then get a job.


athletes

#11 Haley Jacobsen

#3 Katie Daorai

Redshirt Sophomore Middle Blocker Winchester, Va./Sherando

Sophomore Defensive Specialist Tampa, Fla./Plant

Communication Sciences and Disorders major • Sat out last season to take a redshirt season

Business major • Named to CAA All-Rookie team in 2010

• Appeared in 26 matches, starting 14, as a freshman

• Two-time CAA Rookie of the Week

• Ended the season with .79 kills per set and a total of 65 blocks • Five or more kills in six matches and five or more blocks in five matches

• Tied for team lead in digs with 307 and led the team in digs per set with 3.30 • Ninth in school history for single-season digs per set (3.30)

• Three-year varsity starter for the Warriors • Led Sherando to District titles in 2008 and 2006

• Recorded team-season-high 31 digs against George Mason

What is your favorite place on campus and why? Either D-Hall or Starbucks because I love to eat.

• Double digit digs in 15 matches and 20+ digs in five matches

What is your favorite thing about JMU volleyball?

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

The competitiveness and talent of all the girls on the team.

What is the best advice you have received?

• Helped lead Plant H.S. to four consecutive Florida State Championships • Prep Volleyball All-American Academic fifth team

“The key is not the will to win … everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” – Coach Bob Knight

• Second Team Western Conference Volleyball 2009

What is your favorite … Food: All types Movie: Elf Song: Anything by The Fray Athlete: Hope Solo

What is something unique about you? My dad’s side of the family is the royal family in Thailand, so I am royalty.

What is the best advice you have received? Never give up on something you truly want.

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athletes

#8 Kelly Maguire

#16 Kristi Richardson

Sophomore Middle Blocker Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central

Redshirt Freshman Setter Glen Allen, Va./Hermitage

Marketing major • Appeared in 13 matches and 18 sets as a freshman

Media Arts and Design major • Sat out 2010 to take a redshirt season

• Made her collegiate debut as a substitute against UNC Asheville

• Played for coach Ginny Dolan at Hermitage High School and Don Gresham for USPAV Club volleyball

• Finished her rookie campaign with five kills, one assist and five blocks

• Helped lead her club team to the Roanoke Volleyball Shamrock Showcase 18s Championship

• JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete

• First Team Academic All-District

• First Team All-State in high school

• Honorable Mention Academic All-Region

• Academic All-American Highest Honorable Mention

• Co-MVP at Hermitage High School

• Morris County Player of the Year and three-time AllCounty selecton

• Also played Volleyball for Hermitage where she was a two-time All-District Academic selection

What is something unique about you? I love Disney princesses

What is your favorite thing to do off the court? Watch movies and hang out with friends

What do you want to do after college? Find a job in Virginia because I love living here

What is your favorite … Food: Crab legs

Movie: Inception Song: ET by Katie Perry Athlete: Mia Hamm

What is your favorite place on campus and why? Festival because you can see the mountain range

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“Live in the moment because you never get those moments back.” “The journey is what brings happiness not the destination”

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athletes

#5 Alyssa Hall

#6 Martha Stewart

Freshman Middle Blocker Yorktown, Va./Grafton

Freshman Outside Hitter Naperville, Ill./Waubonsie Valley

Undeclared major • Three time All-District selection for Grafton High School in Yorktown, Va.

Psychology/Pre-med/Spanish minor • Aurora Beacon News Player of the Year • Three-time Upstate Eight Valley AllConference selection

• 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

• Two-time Chicago Sun-Times Top-50 Player and Chicago Tribune Top-40 Player • Two-time All-Area selection • Helped lead Waubonsie Valley to consecutive conference championships as well as an IHSA Regional Championship in 2010

Why did you choose JMU?

• Member of National Society of High School Scholars

What is your favorite …

• Helped lead her club team, the Sports Performance 18 Red, to a AAU National Championship

Movie: The Blindside

Why did you choose JMU?

I fell in love with the campus from the first time I visited and it wasn’t too far away from home. Food: Pasta

Song: Anything country

What is something unique about you? I was a dancer for 11 years

I loved the attitudes of the coaches and the team. I also loved the campus.

What is something unique about you? I met the famous Martha Stewart in 7th grade.

What are your goals for the 2011 season?

Make an impact on the team and win the CAA championships.

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athletes

#4 Lizzy Briones Freshman Outside Hitter Siloam Springs, Ark./Siloam Springs Business marketing major • Enrolled at JMU in January 2011 and went through spring practice with the Dukes Year

2010 Arkansas Gatorade Player of the

• Four-time All-State selection for Siloam Springs High School • Four-time All-Conference selection • Helped lead the Siloam Spring Panthers to four consecutive 5A State Championship game appearances, including championships in 2007, 2008 and 2009 • Competed with USA Junior Volleyball program • Two-time Arkansas ScholarAthlete

Why did you choose JMU? I chose JMU because when I came on my visit it really felt like home. The coaches and players were all so welcoming and the school was great. Even if I didn’t play a sport I’d still want to attend the school. That’s how I knew it was the right one for me.

What is your favorite … Food: Spaghetti

Movie: A Knight’s Tale Song: Marry the Night by Lady GaGa Athlete: Derek Rose

What is the best advice you have received? “Love the life you live and live the life you love.”

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Tradition Kate Fuchs holds six of JMU’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 JMU’s assist average record at 11.38 assists per set and ranks second in total assists with 4,178. 2011 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.

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 program’s only four-time First Team All-CAA selection. She also holds the career attack percentage record of .342. 2011 JMU Volleyball - 18


Tradition

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.

Krysta Cannon, JMU’s all-time assists leader, was CAA CoRookie of the Year in 2002.

Debbie Prince (92-95) was a three-time All-CAA pick and played in more games than any other JMU player with 494.

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CAA Awards 2010

2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986

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

awards Virginia SID State Awards 2010

2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997

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)

Patti Bucari

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)

Dina Thomas

Jena Pierson

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Games Played 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)

Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

top 5 lists

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)

Kill Average

Assists 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)

Assist Average

(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)

Service Aces

Attack Attempts

Ace Average

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)

Hitting Percentage+

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)

Digs

Solo Blocks

Dig Average

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

Lauren Miles

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. 3.09 Natalie Abel (2008-current) 4. 2.99 Sara Kidd (1997-98) 5. 2.78 Jessica Evers (1999-2002) Note: Records include Division I seasons only.

Total Blocks 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

485 453 398 387 371

Molly Ball

Kate Fuchs (2001-04) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) Karla Gessler (1997-00) Dana Jones (2000-03)

Block Average

(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)

Dana Jones

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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 • 50 All-CAA selections • 12 All-Tournament selections • Nine 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


By the Numbers

CAA

12 member schools 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 19,000 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

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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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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

Lee Rowland Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Iowa State ‘05

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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

Stephanie Pikus, ATC Team Athletic Trainer West Chester ‘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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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: w-volleyball@jmu.edu 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 sauerla@jmu.edu Assistant Coaches Casey Steinbrecher: (540) 568-2963 steinbcb@jmu.edu Ron Sweet: (540) 568-7981 sweetrs@jmu.edu Administrative Assistant Teresa Somma: (540) 568-6164 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Greg Werner: 540-568-3938

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, Melinda Westhoff, 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



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