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2009 JMU Field Hockey

A Message from the Coach Welcome to James Madison volleyball! At JMU we thrive on the excitement and competitiveness of a program whose mission is to win CAA Championships. JMU is an amazing place to attend school and play volleyball. Our academic reputation is outstanding and recognized throughout the East Coast and Midwest. Now is a great time to be part of James Madison University. We are currently experiencing exciting new growth in our student population and a variety of new buildings around our campus. With numerous nationally-ranked areas of study, our focus on the undergraduate student and our beautiful Schedule campus, James Comfort Inn and Suites Invitational Madison University is an Aug. 28 at Morehead State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. Aug. 28 vs. East Tennessee State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m. exceptional place of higher learning. Our volleyball program also has many extraordinary qualities that I invite you to discover. My staff is committed to developing the complete student-athlete. We work to assist our athletes in maintaining a balance between their academic, athletic and personal lives. I have assembled an experienced staff and a terrific group of young women who are very competitive and committed to perfecting their game at the next level. The home of Dukes Volleyball is Sinclair Gym located in Godwin Hall. We have a fantastic “home court� environment in which our staff and fans have created an exciting collegiate experience. Godwin Gym has been touted as one of the toughest places to play in the Colonial Athletic Association. I am excited to share my program with you! This is a special time to be part of James Madison University and our volleyball program. GO DUKES!

Disa Garner Disa Garner

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vs. UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11:30 a.m.

Sept. 4 Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5 Sept. 5 Sept. 5 Sept. 8

Hampton vs. St. Francis (Pa.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. Duquesne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Duquesne vs. St. Francis (Pa.). . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. Hampton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noon Duquesne vs. Hampton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. at Radford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m.

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Sept. 11 Sept. 12 Sept. 12

at Charlotte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. vs. Northwestern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. vs. Presbyterian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 18 Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Oct. 2 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 30 Oct. 31 Nov. 6 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21-22 Dec. 3-6 Dec. 11-12 Dec. 17-19

vs. Georgia Southern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 a.m. vs. Gardner-Webb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 p.m. vs. Davidson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. at Winthrop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 p.m. Maryland-Baltimore County. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at Towson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *William & Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *VCU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *George Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. Norfolk State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at Northeastern. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at Hofstra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 p.m. *Delaware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Towson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *Georgia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *UNC Wilmington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at VCU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at William & Mary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. *at George Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 p.m. CAA Championships (dates flexible), Highest Seed @ NCAA First/Second Rounds, site TBA @ NCAA Regionals, site TBA @NCAA Semifinals/Finals, Tampa, Fla.

Wingate Inn Classic

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

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This is... Is... JMU Volleyball Soccer

Welcome to James Madison Volleyball. Nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg offers JMU a wonderful environment for higher education and top-caliber intercollegiate athletics programs. This is an exciting time to be a part of JMU as our campus is undergoing tremendous growth. This growth on campus and within the student body has allowed our athletics teams to blossom and reach new heights. The 2004 National Football Championship changed the face of the JMU DUKES, creating the Power of Purple and the JMU Nation! Since my arrival in 2000, I have been able to bring my extensive player and coaching background to JMU. My focus has been on the development and management of my student athletes through a comprehensive approach to development. Our mission is to contend for the CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) Championship on a yearly basis. In order to accomplish this goal, there are certain areas of my program that must remain a priority. These three cornerstones are Academics, Player Development and Personal Growth. I believe that in order to win championships, there must be balance between these three areas. In all of these areas, we want to conduct ourselves as a first-class operation and always as champions. My staff has worked hard to find the right student-athlete who fits perfectly within the vision of our program. Each of my athletes has a passion for the game and loves to compete. They all want to be one of the reasons why we win championships. One of the toughest challenges for today’s student-athlete is to understand and commit to the special lifestyle that is needed to achieve at the highest level. Each one of the JMU DUKES understands this and is committed to this aspect. One of the more important aspects of this lifestyle is the commitment in the academic arena. The DUKES understand that time management is a critical component of academic success. Our academic advisor and staff work hard to make sure that each athlete has the skill set necessary to be successful in the classroom. I feel that our approach to player development is what really sets us apart from other volleyball programs. I believe that it is critical to develop the “athlete” in each player while developing their volleyball skills. We spend a great deal of time teaching each player how to move as an efficient athlete and are very detailed in teaching the technical aspects of the game. We also take full advantage of technology to help us teach each skill and in our tactical preparation for matches. I am very excited about the terrific group of athletes we have assembled for the 2009 season. With no seniors on the roster, we will be young. With that said, the group of athletes we have assembled come from an impressive list of club programs providing for a competitive daily environment in our gym. Our talented group of returners is led by two juniors, Lindsay Callahan and Lauren Fanelli. Fanelli, our 2009 captain, is a feisty, smart setter. The changing of the guard in the setting position is exciting for our program. Lauren’s personality and aggressive style of play will really change the look of our offense. Callahan, is one of our most seasoned and court-savvy players. At outside hitter, she has carried a major load of our offense and also has had a big impact on our ball handling and defense. This past spring, Callahan really made a big statement on the right side with defining blocking and her ability to terminate sets. Adding great quickness to the offense is sophomore, CAA All-Rookie middle blocker Kelly Turner. She has an exceptionally fast arm that creates great stress for our opponents. We welcome back sophomore Holly Wall to the lineup after missing a number of matches last season due to injury. She is a competitive, physical outside hitter who plays the game with intensity. She has worked hard in the off season to put herself in a position to be a threat for the DUKES. Rounding out the returning group of players are junior middle blockers Jessica Zeroual and Kelly Johnson and sophomore defensive specialists Natalie Abel, Leanna Heston and Morgan Maddox. Zeroual is our most physical athlete on the team. She had worked incredibly hard to become a contributor. Johnson had a very productive spring training posturing herself to be one of the most dominate blockers in the CAA. The DUKES are eager to get redshirt libero Natalie Abel back on the court. Having missed the ’08 season due to a knee injury, Abel is ready to impact the CAA with her great passing, defensive and ball handling skills. Maddox joins Abel in our defensive efforts, having gained important experience and confidence throughout her freshman year. She will add needed depth in our passing, serving, and defensive departments. Joining the DUKES is an accomplished group of freshmen. They will add quite a bit of height to the roster helping us to be more of a force at the net, particularly in the blocking department. Three of the five freshmen are 6’0’’ or taller with 6’3’’ middle blocker, Haley Jacobsen being the tallest on the 09 squad. Jacobsen is an agile athlete who has a big blocking presence. She will change the look at the net immediately. Adding significantly to our offense will be 6’0’’ outside hitter Dani Erb. Not only does Erb hit the ball hard, she already has a nicely developed arsenal of shots. She is an incredibly competitive person who will be a great complement to our returning outside hitters. Challenging Fanelli in the setter position is 6’0’’ Megan Wiechmann. Megan’s size as a setter is exciting particularly as a blocker. She has a fast release on the ball and will be able to step in and run the DUKES offense when needed. Our fastest player on the team will be defensive specialist Sara Dougherty. She touches a tremendous amount of balls, has great coverage discipline and has a natural feel for the flow of the game. Sara will bring a lot of stability to our back row play. Completing our freshman class is rightside hitter Meredith Riddel. Riddel has a long reach presenting a big block and good hands making her a good candidate for the position. Once she improves her strength and power base, she will be a great option. This spring saw many changes for the DUKES. Most importantly, the DUKES defined very specifically what they are going to accomplish and the process it will take to achieve these goals. Our staff brings a wealth of knowledge to the program. A great deal of technical change took place throughout the spring, so the staff is looking forward to putting these changes on the court. We also have a wonderful support staff to help us achieve our goals. They all will challenge the team on a daily basis. We all, including players, coaches and support staff, are fully committed to our mission of winning CAA Championships.

I am very proud of how my program has developed throughout the past nine seasons. I am most proud, though, of the young women that graduate from James Madison and the volleyball program. They all leave JMU with a great education and have achieved major milestones on the court and as people. This is what makes JMU such a special place to coach. To have that type of impact on a young person is what makes our profession so unique. As a staff, our objective is to have our student-athletes enjoy a very special experience at JMU. We want our players to have great confidence and a sense of achievement as both a person and athlete. We want them to feel great about being a student-athlete at JMU and how hard they have worked to achieve their ultimate goals. I invite you to learn more about my staff and team in this guide. Thank you for your interest in James Madison Volleyball. I hope that you are intrigued and find this an exciting place to be. My staff looks forward to sharing our program with you. GO DUKES!

Disa Garner Disa Garner

Head Coach

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2009 JMU Women’s Soccer

Energetic This Is... Coaches

JMU Soccer

Disa Garner Head Coach 10th Season Illinois ’88, M.S. ‘92

• 146-110 in nine seasons at JMU • CAA Championship in 2000 & NCAA appearance • CAA Coach of the Year 2006, coCoach of the Year 2002 • Virginia State Coach of the Year 2006 (VaSID) • Two CAA title match appearances • 86-35 (.711) record at home under Garner • Five in-season tournament championships • 19 CAA All-Conference selections • Five CAA All-Rookie honorees

Disa Garner with her husband Ron and daughters, Tori and Kayin

• 15 Virginia Sports Information Directors All-State picks • One CAA Defensive Player of the Year honoree • One CAA Rookie of the Year winner • 51 CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award honorees • Six years as head coach of Missouri in Big XII • Assistant Coach at Illinois (1990-93) and Nebraska-Omaha (1989) • Reached NCAA semifinals as a player at Illinois • Named a CoSIDA Academic All-American with the Illini • Selected to Big Ten All-Decade Team for the 1980s • Three-time All-Big Ten selection from 1985-87 • Left as Illinois’ career assists record holder at 5,516

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Ryan Parker Assistant Coach Second Season Cal State Bakersfield

• Former head coach at Barton County Community College (Kan.) with 70-17 record (2006-07) • Finished ninth in nation in 2007 with 40-8 record and coached a Junior College All-American • Also an assistant coach at Utah State (2004-05), Wichita State (2002-03), and Cal State Bakersfield (1999-01) • Six years of scholastic coaching and eight years of club ball with 110-11 combined club record with 42 players earning college scholarships • Played three years of varsity volleyball at American River College (Calif.)

Brian Grimes Assistant Coach Second Season Ball State ’02

• One year as assistant coach at Evansville • Two years coaching girls’ club volleyball in Indiana • Student assistant coach for Ball State women’s volleyball (2000-02) • Three-year varsity men’s player at Ball State (1997-2000)

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Teresa Somma Volleyball Administrative Assistant

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Roster No. 1 2 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

Name Natalie Abel Danielle Erb Jessica Zeroual Lindsay Callahan Megan Wiechmann Sara Dougherty Kelly Turner Morgan Maddox Haley Jacobsen Kelly Johnson Meredith Riddell Lauren Fanelli Holly Wall

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Ht. 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 5-7 5-11 5-9 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-8 6-0

Hometown/High School/College Washington, Pa./Trinity Tampa, Fla./Plant Ottawa, Ont./De La Salle Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown Sunland, Calif./Village Christian Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central Leesburg, Va./Loudoun Valley Winchester, Va./Sherando Charlotte, N.C./Providence Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area/Colorado Kaukauna, Wisc./Kaukauna

Head Coach: Disa Garner Assistant Coaches: Ryan Parker, Brian Grimes Sr. Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach: Callye Williams, USAW, SCCC Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer: Erin Moore, ATC Manager: Jessica Marsala Captain: Lauren Fanelli

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Athletes #6 Lindsay Callahan Junior Outside Hitter Virginia Beach, Va./Landstown Media Arts and Design major/ Sports Communication minor • Team’s leading attacker with 373 kills (3.19 per set) as a sophomore • Ranked fourth in the CAA in kill average and fifth in points (3.59 per set) • Fourth in JMU career kill average (3.26 per set) • Team-high 10 doub le-doubles • 16 matches of 15+ points and 21 with double-digit kills • Best Western Invitational All-Tournament Team • Season-high 19 kills four times • VaSID Academic All-State honoree • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • CAA All-Rookie Team in 2007 • Two-time CAA Rookie of the Week as a freshman • Ranked 10th in CAA and second for JMU in kill average with 3.35/gm in 2007 • Totaled fifth-most attack attempts in a season at JMU with 1,113 in 2007 • Season-high 23 kills with .526 percentage at Radford • Totaled 423.5 points in her first season (3.85/gm) • One JMU President’s List and three-time JMU Dean’s List Why did you choose JMU? Beautiful campus, great academics, and a solid volleyball program. Also, only four hours from home. What do you want to accomplish in the 2009 season? Win CAAs, have a successful and consistent season personally and as a group. Where would you most likely be found on campus? At the new ISAT D-Hall. Best class you’ve taken at JMU? SMAD 202 – Making videos is a blast.

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#14 Lauren Fanelli Junior Setter - Team Captain Moon Township, Pa./Moon Area/Univ. of Colorado Kinesiology major (Exercise Science) • Appeared in 86 sets with 42 assists and 15 aces • 146 digs as a sophomore (1.70 per set) • Three matches of 15 or more digs, including high of 17 • Season-high 12 assists in one set as setter at Northeastern • CAA Commissioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Transfer from University of Colorado • 33 assists in eight sets with Buffaloes in ‘07 • Led Moon Area High School to 35-3 record in junior and senior seasons • First Team All-State as a senior with 752 assists • Four-year starting setter in high school with three First Team AllSection honors What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball? How close the team has become, and game day! What do you want to accomplish in the 2009 season? Keep building our team chemistry, and ultimately win the CAA championship. Where would you most likely be found on campus? Godwin 24/7 What is your favorite road trip memory? Probably Jess getting stopped at security every single time we fly.

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Athletes #12 Kelly Johnson Junior Middle Blocker Charlotte, N.C./Providence Marketing/Public Relations major • Appeared in 37 sets as a sophomore with 37 kills and 26 blocks • .229 attack percentage tops among returning players • Best career match in 2008 vs. Georgia Southern with nine kills on .353 hitting • Two matches with career-high four blocks • Played in three matches in her first season with two kills • Southwestern 4A All-Conference as a senior • High School was a two-time state champs and once runner-up Why did you choose JMU? I loved the Business program, and was excited about the athletics! What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball? Learning new technical aspects of the game everyday. What is your pre-game ritual? Listening to Backstreet Boys and Space Jams with Jess and Morgan What is your favorite road trip memory? All of them. My team is crazy on the road, and everywhere we go creates something new to remember.

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#5 Jessica Zeroual Junior Middle Blocker Ottawa, Ont./De La Salle International Affairs major/Humanitarian Affairs minor • Appeared in 27 sets as a sophomore with 13 kills and six blocks • Accumulated 37 kills with .294 attack percentage as a freshman • JMU debut with three kills vs. nationally-ranked Ohio as a freshman • Season-high three assists and three kills against Charleston Southern in 2007 • Season-high five kills and four blocks in CAA semifinal match against Delaware in 2007 • 2007 Ontario Championships All-Star Team member Why did you choose JMU? I wanted to win a CAA championship as well as attend a prestigious university, JMU had both. What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball? Everything. From my teammates to the highquality training we get, JMU volleyball is a great program to play for. What is your pre-game ritual? I listen to some music, most often with KJ. Relax. Visualize. Then get really rowdy and pumped with the rest of the team. What is your favorite road trip memory? Getting to see my family in Boston. It was one of the best and most memorable trips of my career so far.

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Athletes Morgan Maddox

Sophomore Defensive Specialist Leesburg, Va./Loudoun Valley Kinesiology/Pre-Physical Therapy major • Appeared in 12 sets as a freshman • Tallied seven of her 16 digs for the season at UMBC • JMU Dean’s List Spring 2009 • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar Athlete • 759 career digs in three scholastic seasons • As a senior, First Team AllDistrict and Second Team All-Region • Vikings won two district titles with one runner up finish in her three seasons What is your pre-game ritual? Listening to pump-up music with my teammates before warm ups. Where would you most likely be found on campus? Starbucks or the gym. What is your favorite road trip memory? Just hanging out and watching movies with the team. Best class you’ve taken at JMU? Social Issues In A Global Context.

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#9 Kelly Turner Sophomore Middle Blocker Ontario, N.Y./Wayne Central Media Arts and Design major • CAA All-Rookie Team • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • Five matches with double-digit kills as a freshman • Appeared in 106 sets with 1.65 kills and 0.54 blocks per set • Second among returning players with .200 attack percentage • Three-time high school All-State selection in New York • Three-time Empire State Games Gold Medalist Why did you choose JMU? I chose JMU because I felt that it was the perfect fit for me. I loved the campus, the team, and the coaches. I thought that I would be able to make a difference on the team. What is your pre-game ritual? Getting pumped up with the team in the locker room. What is your favorite road trip memory? Brian’s college stories on the way back from a spring tournament What is your favorite music? Pretty open minded, not country though

#15 Holly Wall Sophomore Outside Hitter Kaukauna, Wisc./Kaukauna Communication Sciences and Disorders major • Second among returning players with 1.76 kills per set • Appeared in 91 sets as a freshman with 21 aces and 184 digs (2.02/set) • Three double-doubles • Three matches 15+ points, five 10+ kills, and eight 10+ digs in first season • All-State as a high school senior and honorable mention as a sophomore and junior • Four-year scholastic starter in both volleyball and softball Why did you choose JMU? Great school where I can get the education I want and also be able to play volleyball. Where would you most likely be found on campus? In Godwin Gym or Working out with Callye What is your pre-game ritual? Dancing in the locker room with the team Favorite place you’ve traveled to? Italy and Greece

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Athletes #1 Natalie Abel

Redshirt Freshman Libero/Outside Hitter Washington, Pa./Trinity Engineering major • Redshirted 2008 season at JMU • CAA Commisioner’s Academic Award • JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete • 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? I chose JMU because it provided a great opportunity both academically and athletically, and it seemed like a great fit... not to mention the food. They also kind of chose me! What do you look forward to most about JMU volleyball? The opportunity to make it to the dance Something that few people know about you? I could say the alphabet backwards at the age of 2. What is your favorite volleyball moment to date? Winning a section championship against my high school rival as a sophomore... hopefully the best are yet to come!

#8 Sara Dougherty Freshman Libero/Defensive Specialist Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham Dietetics major • District I All-Star and All-Suburban One as a senior • Four-year letterwinner in both volleyball and softball for Hatters • Second Team All-State as a junior while winning Pa. AAAA state championship Why did you choose JMU? I chose JMU because I loved everything about the university! Its strong academics, nutrition program, and volleyball program strongly persuaded me during my college selection process. What do you want to accomplish in the 2009 season? I hope that our team competes at its highest potential each match because successes and victories will follow. Something that few people know about you? I never really liked Halloween.

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#2 Danielle Erb

#11 Haley Jacobsen

Freshman Outside Hitter Tampa, Fla./Plant Media Arts and Design major/Business minor

Freshman Middle Blocker Winchester, Va./ Sherando Health Sciences major

• Led Plant to three consecutive state championships and ranked 11th nationally in 2008 by MaxPreps. com

• First Team All-Northwestern District and Second Team AllRegion II as a senior

• Panthers’ leader in kills (4.4 per set, 352 total) and aces (88) • 2008 High School All-American by prepvolleyball.com • 2008 Florida’s Dairy Farmer Class 5A Player of the Year • Listed as top 300 recruit nationally by prepvolleyball.com Why did you choose JMU? I chose JMU for the wonderful education opportunity while being able to play college D1 volleyball! What do you want to accomplish in the 2009 season? I want to be the best player I can be and contribute to the winning season for 2009 Dukes Volleyball Team! What is your pre-game ritual? Chilling while listening to music on my IPOD!

• Three-year varsity starter for the Warriors • Led Sherando to District titles in 2008 and 2006 Why did you choose JMU? It’s a great school academically and athletically and I fell in love with the campus when I visited. What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball? The competitiveness and the talent of the team. They also seem like they have a lot of fun. Something that few people know about you? I am terrible at basketball What is your favorite road trip memory? Driving to Roanoke,Va. to play in the state championship game my freshman year of high school.

Something that few people know about you? I have studied ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics while performing in a dance troop for 12 years!

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Athletes

#13 Meredith Riddell

#7 Megan Wiechmann

Freshman Right Side Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown Undeclared major

Freshman Setter Sunland, Calif./Village Christian Undeclared major

• All-District in PIAA District I as a senior

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

• Second Team All-Delaware County and First Team All-Central League • Honorable mention All-County and Second Team All-League as a junior Why did you choose JMU? I chose JMU because I wanted to part of a competitive volleyball program and engage in good academics. What is your major? Right now I am Undecided, but either Hospitality and tourism management or marketing. What do you want to accomplish in the 2009 season? To work hard and earn time. Where would you most likely be found on campus? My dorm room, the gym, or anywhere to get food

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• 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 Why did you choose JMU? I chose JMU for the high quality academics and the chance to play Division I volleyball. What do you enjoy most about JMU volleyball? I enjoy the high level of competition and the competitive nature of the team. What is your pre-game ritual? My pre-game ritual is listening to music to pump me up. Something that few people know about you? I love food but hate Thanksgiving


In the Community

During the spring 2009 semester, the volleyball Dukes visited a local elementary school (John Wayland) and spent time with various classes at the school sharing the game of volleyball and fulfilling mentorship opportunities. During several assemblies, the Dukes performed demonstrations while teaching students about the sport of volleyball. Volunteers took turns on the court learning and performing various skills. Several JMU players also spent time reading to Kindergarten classes. JMU players closed the day with a question and answer session with students for the chance to win autographed posters. The principal also accepted a ball on behalf of the school to be displayed in the school office.

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2009 JMU Women’s Soccer

Tradition of Excellence

The Dukes won the CAA championship in their first season under Disa Garner in 2000.

Kate Fuchs holds six of JMU’s eight career and season blocks records, including total blocks and block average.

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.

Allyson Halls ranks among the JMU career leaders in kills, blocks, and hitting percentage. She was a three-time AllCAA and All-State selection and an AVCA All-Region selection in 2006.

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Tradition of Excellence

Lindsay Collingwood (96-99) owns six career records at JMU, including kills and aces. 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.

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


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.

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

JMU captured its first CAA championship in 1999.

Sandy Heinbach (l) and Debi Griffith (r) display the 1984 ECAC South championship trophy.

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History Awards CAA Awards 2008 2007 2006

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 2005 Allyson Halls, Second Team Kelsey McNamara, All-Rookie Team 2004 Emilee Hussack, Second Team Jena Pierson, All-Rookie Team 2003 Dana Jones, First Team Krysta Cannon, Second Team 2002 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 2001 Danielle Heinbaugh, First Team Dana Jones, Second Team 2000 Karla Gessler, First Team Larissa Daily, Second Team 1999 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 1998 Lindsay Collingwood, First Team Karla Gessler, First Team Christian Gianino, Second Team Sara Kidd, Second Team 1997 Lindsay Collingwood, First Team Karla Gessler, First Team, Rookie of the Year Kari Kopnicky, Second Team Beth Tyson, Second Team 1995 Debbi Prince, Second Team 1994 Debbi Prince, First Team 1993 Debbi Prince, Second Team 1992 Zoe Anastas, First Team Susan Martin, Second Team 1991 Patti Bucaria, First Team Melissa Skasko, Second Team Mary Harrington, Coach of the Year 1990 Patti Ray, Second Team 1989 Pat Murphy, Second Team 1988 Dina Thomas, First Team Pat Murphy, Second Team 1987 Cathy Cole, First Team Rosemary McHugh, First Team Dina Thomas, Second Team 1986 Cathy Cole, First Team

Virginia SID State Awards 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

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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)

2003 2002 2000 1999 1998 1997

Krysta Cannon (Second Team) Dana Jones (First Team) Krysta Cannon (Second Team) Kate Fuchs (Second Team) Dana Jones (First Team) Larissa Winkler (Second Team) Larissa Daily (Second Team) Karla Gessler (First Team) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team, Player of the Year) Chris Beerman (Coach of the Year) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team) Karla Gessler (First Team) Lindsay Collingwood (First Team)

AVCA All-Region Awards 2006 1999

Jena Pierson, Honorable Mention Allyson Halls, Honorable Mention Lindsay Collingwood

Patti Bucari

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


History Top 5 Games Played

Assists

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

494 474 464 441 433

Debbi Prince (1992-95) Molly Ball (1988-91) Susan Martin (1992-94, 96) Patti Bucaria (1989-92) Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99)

Kills 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

1872 1566 1305 1198 1157

(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. 3.26 Lindsay Callahan (2007-current) 5. 3.05 Larissa Winkler (1998-00,02)

Attack Attempts 4750 3683 3110 2978 2977

Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Dana Jones (2000-03) Susan Martin (1992-94,96) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Emilee Hussack (2002-05)

Hitting Percentage+ (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)

Solo Blocks 1. 131 Elizabeth Dean (1988-91) 2. 112 Karla Gessler (1997-00) 3. 95 Beth Tyson (1994-97) 4. 90 Debbi Prince (1992-95) 5. 87 Pat Murphy (1986-89)

Block Assists 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

402 363 318 306 290

Krysta Cannon (2002-05) Lauren Miles (2005-) Amber Jaunrubenis (1990-93) Christina Gianino (1996-99) Kari Kopnicky (1995-97)

Assist Average Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Dana Jones (2000-03) Allyson Halls (2004-07) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Karla Gessler (1997-00)

Kill Average

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4490 4178 3296 2993 2518

Kate Fuchs (2001-04) Debbi Prince (1992-95) Dana Jones (2000-03) Allyson Halls (2004-07) Susan Martin (1992-94,96)

(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)

Service Aces 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

204 151 150 148 146

Lauren Miles

Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Molly Ball (1988-91) Susan Martin (1992-94, 96) Dana Jones (2000-03) Patti Bucaria (1989-92)

Ace Average (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)

Digs 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

2189 1570 1210 1084 1022

Molly Ball

Jena Pierson (2004-07) Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) Molly Ball (1988-91) Patti Bucaria (1989-92) Karla Gessler (1997-00)

Dig Average (per game, min. two seasons) 1. 5.25 Jena Pierson (2004-07) 2. 3.62 Lindsay Collingwood (1996-99) 3. 2.99 Sara Kidd (1997-98) 4. 2.78 Jessica Evers (1999-2002) 5. 2.63 Larissa Winkler (1998-2000, 02) Active players in boldface Note: Records include Division I seasons only.

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

485 453 398 387 371

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

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)

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Dana Jones

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Colonial Athletic Association CAA Volleyball • Volleyball became a CAA sport in 1984 • Top four 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 •47 All-CAA selections •22 All-Tournament selections •Seven All-Rookie selections (award started 2004) •CAA Player of the Year 1999

CAA Tournament MVP Karla Gessler and Sara Leveen accept the 2000 championship trophy from CAA Assistant Commissioner Ann-Tyler Sangston.

•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

Disa Garner makes her acceptance speech after being named 2002 CAA Co-Coach of the Year

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Lindsay Collingwood was the 1999 CAA Player of the Year.


The CAA extends from Boston in the north to Atlanta in the south.

Jena Pierson, pictured with CAA Assistant Commissioner Brad Taylor, became the first JMU player to earn CAA Defensive Specialist of the Year in 2006.

By the numbers 12 member schools 8

states represented

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

JMU was well-represented 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

JMU’s beautiful campus includes 108 major buildings on 696 acres. The original campus is built around the Quadrangle, where buildings are constructed of native blue limestone and have ivy coverings.

The University’s 18,000 students may choose from 106 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: 17/1 • Average Class Size: 29

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• U.S. News & World Report in its 2009 America’s Best Colleges guidebook ranked JMU first in the South among public universities for the 15th 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 2009 ranked JMU 28th nationally on its list of 100 best values in public colleges -- schools that offer a first-class education at a reasonable price. • Yahoo! Internet Life included JMU on its 2001 listing of “The Nation’s 100 Most Wired Universities,” listing JMU 53rd among larger institutions. • JMU was included in the 2002 edition of The Unofficial, Unbiased, Insider’s Guide to the 320 Most Interesting Colleges with one author saying “JMU is almost too perfect to be believed.” • JMU has been described as “one of the best managed, most dynamic public universities in the nation” in The Guide to 101 of the Best Values in America’s Colleges and Universities. • BusinessWeek magazine in 2009 ranked JMU’s College of Business 16th nationally among business schools at public universities and 44th 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 2009 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 high-tech, educational world.

Dr. Linwood H. Rose James Madison University President

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Academic Advising • Located in the Plecker Athletic Performance Center, named in honor of Robert & Frances Plecker • A $10 million state-of-the-art athletic support facility • Computer lab with more then 30 work stations • Student-athlete lounge • Tutoring and small group meeting facilities Plecker Center also houses • 7,000-square foot strength and conditioning center with flat-screen televisions for individual instruction • 5,000-square foot sports medicine facility • JMU’s athletic hall of fame

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Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for StudentAthlete Services James Madison ‘70

Steve Henderson Assistant Director of Student-Athlete Services Volleyball Academic Advisor

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Strength & Conditioning • Developing athleticism and sports performance • Seven training facilities encompassing more then 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

Callye Williams Senior Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Mississippi State ‘06

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“Our focus is to enhance the team’s ability to become more explosive, stronger, and better conditioned than any other team in the CAA. We will create an environment through strength and conditioning that will give them the mental toughness and determination to achieve success on the court.” -Callye Williams Senior Assistant Strength and Conditioning 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 wellbeing 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 Erin Moore, ATC Team Athletic Trainer

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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Who’s Who in JMU Athletics Jeff Bourne Director of Athletics

Geoff Polglase Deputy Director of Athletics

Shelia Moorman Associate Athletics Director, Senior Woman Administrator

Casey Carter Associate Athletics Director for Academics

Kevin White Associate Athletics Director for Sport Programs

Volleyball Information Home Field & 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: MSC 2301 Volleyball James Madison University 800 S Main St MSC 2301 Harrisonburg, VA 22807 (For overnight delivery, add Godwin 204 to address) Head Coach Disa Garner, (540) 568-6463 garnerda@jmu.edu Cell: (540) 478-3330 Assistant Coaches Ryan Parker, (540) 568-7981 parkerrr@jmu.edu Cell: (540) 478-3340 Brian Grimes, (540) 568-2963 grimesbt@jmu.edu Cell: (317) 385-7298 Administrative Assistant Teresa Somma, (540) 568-6164 Strength & Conditioning Coaches Callye Williams, Mississippi State ‘06

Lindsay Callahan

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

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