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WELCOME A Message from the Coach Welcome to JMU softball. As the Dukes’ first and only softball coach in our nineyear 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. Last season we opened Memorial Stadium - 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 • Tenth year at JMU and 16th year as a head coach overall • Only softball coach in JMU history • Advanced JMU to two CAA Championship games and five semifinals in eight seasons • Led team to 2009 CAA Championship • Two-time CAA Coach of the Year (2004, 2007) • Nine-year JMU record is 254-229 • 15-year career record is 414-403 • 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 head coach at 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 • • • • • •

Seventh 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 • Led team to CAA Championship in 2009 • 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 2005 in sports administration

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coaching staff Kama Tucker Assistant Coach • Second year at JMU • Serves as the team’s pitching coach as well as first base coach • Assists with catchers and hitters • Previously served as the head coach at Greensboro College from 2005-09 • 144-94-4 record at Greensboro College • 2005 USA South Coach of the Year • Greensboro College set 29 new program records in just her second season • Coached three All-Region honorees, 36 All-USA South selections, one Player of the Year and one Rookie of the Year • Director of the NC Nike Softball camp since 2005 • Served as the director of NCAA YES Clinics for all three divisions at the Softball World Series • Member of the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee from 20062008 • Prior to her tenure at Greensboro College was a three-year assistant coach at Peace College • Received bachelor degrees in psychology and religion from Barton College • Was a four-year letter winner as a pitcher and infielder at Barton as well as a two-year letter winner in volleyball

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2011 Dukes Chel’sea Ryan

Olivia McPherson

r-Sr. • Outfield Sandston, Va./Henrico

Sr. • Pitcher Liberty, N.C./Southern Alamance

- Received a medical redshirt after missing most of 2010 with an injury

- Went 8-6 with a 4.85 ERA in 31 appearances as a junior

- Named the Dukes’ Most Improved Player in 2009

- Threw a four-hit shutout against Georgia State in the opening game of the 2010 CAA Championships

- Voted team captain in 2009 - All-Tournament selection at 2009 CAA Championships - Drove in the only run in the Dukes’ 1-0 win over Towson in the 2009 CAA Championships - Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2007 22/0 12 5 1 0 0 0 1 2008 31/12 28 8 1 0 0 0 0 2009 48/48 114 14 32 0 3 0 10 2010 8/7 17 2 2 0 0 0 2 Total 109/67 171 29 36 0 3 0 13

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 0 5 .083 4-4 3 6 .036 7-9 5 25 .281 1-1 1 5 .118 12-14 9 41 .211

- Made her JMU debut as the starting pitcher against Wagner at the College of Charleston Cougar Classic - Transferred from Greensboro College prior to 2010 season - Second Team All-USA South as a sophomore at Greensboro College Year G/S 2008* 39/36 2009* 36/34 2010 5/3 Total 80/73

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 117 13 36 7 0 0 23 106 16 36 7 0 1 15 9 0 2 1 0 0 1 232 29 74 15 0 1 39

SB BB SO AVG. 3-3 5 9 .308 0-0 5 14 .340 0-0 1 2 .286 3-3 11 25 .319

Year G/S CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2008* 15/8 2 1 56.2 54 38 25 3.97 24 37 4 4 .500 2009* 21/11 6 1 91.1 92 63 44 3.37 61 41 8 6 .571 2010 31/14 6 1 101.0 119 91 70 4.85 42 51 8 6 .571 Total 67/33 14 3 249.0 265 192 139 3.91 127 129 20 16 .556 *at Greensboro College

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2011 Dukes Lauren Robison

Katie Spitzer

Sr. • Third Base St. Leonard, Md./Calvert

Sr. • Catcher/Utility Broadway, Va./Broadway

- Started five games at third base for the Dukes in 2010, including games against South Florida and doubleheaders against Maryland and George Mason

- Second Team All-CAA selection at catcher

- Singled and walked in a 5-0 win over George Mason

- Nine home runs in 2010 is tied for second-most in a season in school history

- VaSID Second Team All-State - Team captain

- Appeared in 56 games, starting 22

- Started 51 games and appeared in 53 as a junior

- Two-time Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient

- Ranks fifth in school history with 13 career home runs

- Three time All-SMAC selection at Calvert H.S. Year G/S 2008 28/16 2009 8/1 2010 20/5 Total 56/22

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 26 3 4 0 0 0 1 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 10 2 1 0 0 0 0 41 8 7 0 0 0 1

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 5 12 .154 0-1 2 2 .400 0-0 4 4 .100 0-1 11 18 .171

Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2008 39/27 75 9 14 3 0 1 9 2009 45/41 121 15 32 12 0 3 18 2010 53/51 155 25 46 6 1 9 30 Total 137/119 351 49 92 21 1 13 57

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SB 1-1 6-7 2-2 9-10

BB SO AVG. 10 25 .187 12 21 .264 9 32 .297 31 78 .262

2011 Dukes Heather Widner

Ashley Burnham

Sr. • Pitcher Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Ready

Jr. • Shortstop Danvers, Mass./Danvers

- Appeared in 26 games, starting six as a junior

- 2010 CAA Player of the Year and First Team All-CAA

- Struck out 22 batters in 47 1/3 innings pitched

- Second Team NFCA All-Northeast Region and VaSID All-State selection

- Two-time Dean’s List honoree

- Team captain

- CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient

- Nine home runs in 2010 is tied for the second most in a season in school history

- Transfer from Morehead State University Year G/S CG SHO IP H R ER ERA SO BB W L PCT 2008* 3/0 0 0 4.0 3 0 0 0.00 5 2 0 0 .000 2009 8/4 0 0 20.1 27 18 13 4.48 13 17 0 2 .000 2010 26/6 0 0 47.1 55 37 33 4.88 22 23 2 2 .500 Total 37/10 0 0 71.2 85 55 46 4.49 40 42 2 4 .333 *at Morehead State

- CAA All-Rookie Team in 2009 - Has started 108 consecutive games, the fourth longest streak in school history - CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award Recipient Year G/S 2009 51/51 2010 57/57 Total 108/108

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 150 22 41 7 0 2 20 6-7 12 18 .273 183 38 57 9 1 9 26 10-12 13 34 .311 333 60 98 16 1 11 46 16-19 25 52 .285

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2011 Dukes Michelle Clohan

Caitlen Manning

Jr. • Second Base/Utility Ashburn, Va./Broad Run

Jr. • Second Base/Utility Prince George, Va./Prince George

- Appeared in 31 games, including 20 starts, as a sophomore

- Appeared in 50 games, starting 43, as a sophomore

- Hit .237 with 14 hits, seven runs, an RBI and a stolen base in 2010

- Tied for third on the team with four home runs

- Three-time Dulles District and Washington Post All-Extra selection.

- Hit a walk-off single in a 6-5 win over Pittsburgh at the JMU Days Inn Invitational

- Helped lead Broad Run High School to a 77-0 record from 2006-’08

Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 2009 24/13 47 4 7 3 0 1 7 2010 31/20 59 7 14 0 0 0 1 Total 55/33 106 11 21 3 0 1 8

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 3 13 .149 1-1 2 15 .237 1-1 5 28 .198

- Drove in three runs, including a walk-off single, in the Dukes’ 4-3 win over Delaware - Named to the CAA Championship All-Tournament team Year G/S 2009 11/4 2010 50/43 Total 61/47

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 21 1 4 1 0 0 5 123 13 29 0 1 4 23 144 14 33 1 1 4 28

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SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 1 5 .190 1-1 8 18 .236 1-1 9 23 .229

2011 Dukes Casey Mansfield

Kaitlyn Barbour

Jr. • First Base Suffolk, Va./Isle of Wight Academy

So. • Utility Nokesville, Va./Brentsville District

- Appeared in 30 games, including 27 starts, as a sophomore

- Appeared in 30, including six starts, as a freshman

- Set a school record for RBIs in a game with six against Longwood

- Made her JMU debut as a pinch hitter against Fairfield

- Tied for fifth on the team with 21 RBIs

- First career hit was a double in a 5-4 win over Seton Hall

- First career hit was a pinch-hit grand slam against Radford

- Potomac News First Team All-Area

- Named Player of the Year by the Virginia Pilot as a senior at Isle of Wight Academy Year G/S 2009 13/1 2010 40/27 Total 53/28

AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI 13 2 3 0 0 1 8 79 5 19 6 0 1 21 92 7 22 6 0 2 29

SB BB SO AVG. 0-0 1 4 .231 1-3 5 17 .241 1-3 6 21 .239

- Washington Post All-Met and Prince William County All-Extra first team selection Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2010 30/6 39 0 7 2 0 0 4 0-0 3 9 .179 Total 30/6 39 0 7 2 0 0 4 0-0 3 9 .179

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2011 Dukes Lori Botkin

Jasmine Butler

So. • Outfield Manassas, Va./Osbourn

So. • Outfield Winter Garden, Fla./West Orange

- Appeared in 45 games, including 29 starts, as a freshman

- First Team All-CAA

- Made her JMU debut as a pinch runner against North Carolina

- Selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team - VaSID Second Team All-State

- Sixth on the team with 19 runs scored

- Set a school record for runs scored in a game with four against Longwood

- First-team All-State and All-Cedar Run District selection - Northwest Region co-Player of the Year Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2010 45/29 91 19 22 4 1 0 5 6-10 7 15 .242 Total 45/29 91 19 22 4 1 0 5 6-10 7 15 .242

- Team-high .354 batting average and 17 steals as a freshman - Florida Athletic Coaches Association All-Star Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2010 56/55 161 25 57 10 1 1 7 17-20 10 52 .354 Total 56/55 161 25 57 10 1 1 7 17-20 10 52 .354

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2011 Dukes Haley Johnson

Megan Shinaberry

So. • Utility Ashburn, Va./Broad Run

So. • Catcher/Utility Davie, Fla./McCarthy

- Selected to the CAA All-Rookie Team

- Appeared in 23 games, including 12 starts, as a freshman

- Appeared in 54 games, including 50 starts, as a freshman

- Made her JMU debut as the starting catcher against Wagner

- Third on the team with 25 RBIs and tied for fourth with six doubles

- CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award recipient

- VHSCA AA State Player of the Year

- Two-time Miami Herald All-County selection

- Two-time All-State selection

- Sun Sentinel All-County Honorable Mention Year G/S AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO AVG. 2010 54/50 130 8 39 6 0 2 25 3-3 12 17 .300 Total 54/50 130 8 39 6 0 2 25 3-3 12 17 .300

Year G/S 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 Total 23/12 26 7 4 0 0 0 1 2-2 2 5 .154

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2011 Dukes Cara Stecher So. • Pitcher New Castle, Del./Caravel Academy - 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) - Made collegiate debut as a reliever against Akron, pitching 7.1 innings and allowing three earned runs - Three-time First-Team All-State selection - 2009 Delaware High School Player of the Year Year G/S 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 Total 36/24 9 2 154.0 199 114 80 3.64 95 66 11 15 .423

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2011 Dukes Catherine Clavin

Cassidy Clayton

Brittany Jeans

Fr. • Utility Puquoson, Va./Puquoson

Fr. • Infield/Utility Acton, Mass./Acton Boxborough

Fr. • Pitcher Camano Island, Wash./Stanwood

- Four-time All-Region and All-District selection

- Two-time All-Region selection

- Two-time All-Wesco North First Team selection

- Four-time Daily Press All-Star

- 2007 Offensive Player of the Year

- Two-time Defensive Player of the Year

- 2010 Lowell Sun, Boston Herald and Boston Globe All-Scholastic Team selection

- First Team Star (Seattle) Times honoree

- Three-time All-State honoree, including a First Team selection in 2010 - 2010 District and Region Player of the Year - Helped Puquoson High School to three district championships and two region championships

- Two-time Dual County League All-Star

- Led team to two Massachusetts championship tournaments

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- Class 4A First Team All-State - Helped Stanwood High School to a 19-2 record and a Wesco North district championship

2011 Dukes Anna Klumpp

Caitlin Sandy

Lindsey Tomasz

Fr. • Outfield Culpeper, Va./Eastern View

Fr. • Third Base Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt

Fr. • Utility Newburyport, Mass./ Newburyport

- Three-time All-District selection

- Four-time All-Conference selection

- Two-time First Team All-Region

- Four-time All-Region selection

- Four-time Cape Ann League All-Star

- Two-time Honorable Mention All-State

- Led Jack Britt High School to two MidSouth Conference Championships

- 2009 Cape Ann League Player of the Year

- Two-time participant in the North Carolina PowerAde state All-Star game

- Boston Globe All-Scholastic selection

- Member of the 2010 East Team in the Virginia East vs. West All-Star game

- Four-time Newburyport Daily News AllStar and 2009 Player of the Year - Led Newburyport High School to two state tournaments

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postseason History

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 tworun 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.

Pitcher Meredith Felts was named the CAA Championship Most Valuable Player in 2009 after going 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA.

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tradition History 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 AllAmerica 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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Ashlee Schenk - 2003 & 2004 NFCA AllAmerica Scholar Athlete

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

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

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

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

CAA JMU in the CAA - 2009 CAA Champions - 93-73 all time conference record - Reached CAA semifinals seven of nine seasons - 32 All-CAA selections - Nine 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 - 2003 CAA co-Rookie of the Year

Briana Carrera - Two-time All-CAA selection - JMU record 43 career complete games

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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 18,400 students may choose from 108 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: 61/39 • Student/Professor Ratio: 16/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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this is jmu • U.S. News & World Report in its 2010 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 16th 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 2010 ranked JMU 21st 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. • BusinessWeek magazine in 2010 ranked JMU’s College of Business 12th nationally among business schools at public universities and 41st 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 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. 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 hightech, 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 StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Scott Aborgost 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 Callye Williams Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach

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

“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

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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 studentathletes • 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 fellowshiptrained 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 studentathletes

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 History psychology • The Counseling and Student Development Center (CSDC) is committed to addressing the unique challenges that face studentathletes 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

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all-time roster All-Time Roster, 2002-Present

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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-pres. Cochran, Katie . . . . . . . . 2005-08 Conley, Leah. . . . . . . . . . 2002-03 Curtis, Lauren. . . . . . . . . . . . 2003

D 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

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 Kirk, Amber. . . . . . . . . . . 2006-09 Klumpp, Anna . . . . . . . 2011-pres.

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

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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-pres. Stecher, Cara . . . . . . . . 2010-pres.

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

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

Manning, Caitlen. . . . 2009-pres. Mansfield, Casey. . . . 2009-pres. Massey, Christina. . . . . . . . . 2005 McPherson, Olivia. . . . 2010-pres. Mernin, Lauren. . . . . . . 2007-2008 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-pres. Romick, Lindsey. . . . . . . . . . 2004 Ryan, Chel’sea . . . . . . 2007-pres.

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opponents Kickin’ Chicken Classic

NC State Wolfpack Challenge

Date: Feb. 18-20 Location: Myrtle Beach, S.C. Opponents: Saint Joseph’s, Bucknell, Coastal Carolina Head Coaches: Terri Adams (Saint Joseph’s), Heather Rakosik (Bucknell), Kelley Green (Coastal Carolina) 2010 Records: 29-18, 12-10 Atlantic 10(Saint Joseph’s), 28-20-1, 11-9 Patriots League (Bucknell), 27-31, 6-12 Big South (Coastal Carolina)

Date: March 11-13 Location: Raleigh, NC Opponents: Charleston Southern, Stony Brook, Fairfield, Maine, NC State Head Coaches: Shane Winkler (Charleston Southern), Megan Bryant (Stony Brook), Julie Brzezinski (Fairfield), Deb Smith (Maine), Lisa Navas (N.C. State) 2010 Records: 30-28-1, 8-10 Big South (Charleston Southern), 32-211, 10-7 America East (Stony Brook), 24-22, 8-8 MAAC (Fairfield), 23-28, 11-7 America East (Maine), 28-27, 9-12 ACC (N.C. State)

UNC Charlotte Green and White Classic Date: Feb. 25-27 Location: Charlotte, N.C. Opponents: Seton Hall, Robert Morris, Charlotte Head Coaches: Ray Vander May (Seton Hall), Craig Coleman (Robert Morris), Aimee DeVos (Charlotte) 2010 Records: 19-31, 8-14 Big East (Seton Hall), 28-21, 13-6 NEC (Robert Morris), 40-18, 15-5 A-10 (Charlotte)

Georgetown Hoyas Date: March 2 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Pat Conlan (5th) 2010 Record: 18-33 7-15 Big East

2011 Bulldog Invitational Date: March 4-6 Location: Athens, Ga. Opponents: Campbell, Chattanooga, Georgia, Indiana Head Coaches: Drew Peterson (Campbell), Frank Reed (Chattanooga), Lu Harris-Champer (Georgia), Michelle Gardner (Indiana) 2010 Record: 23-31-1, 10-10 Atlantic Sun (Campbell), 37-19, 19-5 SoCon (Chattanooga), 50-13, 18-8 SEC (Georgia),

Norfolk State Spartans Date: March 9 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Heidi Cavallo (1st) 2010 Record :14-28 3-9 MEAC

Radford Highlanders Date: March 16 (DH) Location: Radford, Va. Head Coach (Year): Mickey Dean (5th) 2010 Record: 38-17, 16-2 Big South

JMU/Days Inn Invitational Date: March 18-20 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Opponents: Lehigh, St. John’s, Binghamton Head Coaches: Fran Troyan (Lehigh), Amy Kvilhaug (St. John’s), Michelle Burrell (Binghamton) 2010 Records: 31-19, 14-6 Patriot League (Lehigh), 18-33, 6-16 Big East (St. John’s), 24-19, 8-10 America East (Binghamton)

UNC Wilmington Seahawks Date: March 26 (DH) & 27 Location: Wilmington, NC Head Coach (Year): Kelly Van Houten (2nd) 2010 Record: 10-41, 5-15 CAA

Longwood Lancers Date: March 30 Location: Farmville, Va. Head Coach (Year): Kathy Riley (14th) 2010 Record: 36-16, Ind.

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opponents George Mason Patriots

Towson Tigers

Date: April 2 (DH) & 3 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Joe Verbanic (6th) 2010 Record: 21-24, 9-12 CAA

Date: April 30 (DH) & May 1 Location: Towson, MD. Head Coach (Year): Lisa Costello (14th) 2010 Record: 33-23, 10-11 CAA

Virginia Cavaliers

Drexel Dragons

Date: April 4 (DH) Location: Charlottesville, Va. Head Coach (Year): Eileen Schmidt (4th) 2010 Record: 34-23, 13-7 ACC

Date: May 5 (DH) & 6 Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Kim Camara (5th) 2010 Record: 20-24, 8-13 CAA

Delaware Blue Hens

CAA Championship

Date: April 9 (DH) & 10 Location: Newark DE. Head Coach (Year): Jaime Wohlbach (1st) 2010 Record: 20-30-1, 8-13 CAA

Date: May 11-14 Location: at Highest Seed

NCAA Regionals

Liberty Flames

Date: May 20-22 Location: TBA

Date: April 13 (DH) Location: Harrisonburg, Va. Head Coach (Year): Paul Wetmore (16th) 2010 Record: 39-18, 13-5 Big South

NCAA Super Regionals Date: May 27-29 Location: TBA

Hofstra Pride Date: April 16 (DH) & 17 Location: Hempstead, NY. Head Coach (Year): Bill Edwards (22nd) 2010 Record: 45-12, 18-2 CAA

George Washington Date: April 20 Location: Mount Vernon, D.C. Head Coach (Year): Stacey Schramm (1st ) 2010 Record: 6-39, 3-17 Atlantic 10

Georgia State Panthers Date: April 22 (DH) & 23 Location: Harrisonburg Va. Head Coach (Year): Bob Heck (24th) 2010 Record: 37-19, 14-7 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 Kama Tucker, (540) 568-2378 tuckerks@jmu.edu Administrative Assistant Melissa Cobb, (540) 568-5510 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Callye Williams Athletics Communications Brian Hansen Email: hansenbj@jmu.edu Telephone (540) 568-7910

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Who’s Who in JMU Athletics

Jeff Bourne

Geoff Polglase

Casey Carter

Athletics Director

Deputy Athletics Director

Associate AD, Student Athlete Services

Shelia Moorman Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Kevin White Associate AD, Sports Programs

David Biancamano

Mike Carpenter

Assistant AD, Athletic Development

Assistant AD, Ticketing & Customer Relations

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Tom Kuster

John Martin

Assistant AD, Sports Medicine

Assistant AD, Athletics Communications


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