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MEDIA INFORMATION - TABLE OF CONTENTS / QUICK FACTS The University Location Los Angeles, Calif. Founded 1911 Enrollment 8,845 (5,509 Undergrad) Nickname Lions Colors Crimson, Navy, Gray Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference Pacific Collegiate Swimming and Diving Home Pool Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center Capacity 800 President Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J. Alma Mater Fordham, ‘71 Athletic Director Dr. William Husak Alma Mater SUNY-Cortland, ‘72 Athletic Phone (310) 338-5404 Ticket Office (310) 338-LION

2009-10 Lions Coaching Staff..................................................7-8 Head Coach Bonnie Adair...............................7 Assistant Coach Clay Evans.............................8 Assistant Coach Joanne Reierson....................8 Returning Swimmer Bios.................................9-17 Christina Cannata...........................................9 Katie Carmody...............................................9 Tammy Choy................................................10 Alexa Cook...................................................10 Jill Dahle.......................................................11 Dempsey Haynosch......................................11 Michelle Horgan...........................................12 Yvonne Le....................................................12 Mallorie Lim.................................................13 Kristen Lutjen...............................................13 Trinity O’Neill................................................14 Carolyn Pasque.............................................14 Terry Rinder..................................................15 Erin Rosas.....................................................15 Anne Scott...................................................16 Melanie Tansuwan........................................16 Alicia Witter.................................................17 Newcomer Swimmer Bios.............................17-18 Kia Dobie.....................................................17 Stephanie Hess.............................................17 Camille Hopp...............................................18 Noelani Vargas.............................................18 Isabella Zhang..............................................18

INside lmu LMU - Right Place. Right Time............................20 LMU Mission - A Solid Foundation.....................21 LMU Facts and Figures.......................................22 What LMU is All About.................................23-24 Education Experience.........................................25 Programs of Study.............................................26 Student-Athlete Academic Support...............27-28 LMU Sports Medicine....................................29-30 LMU Strength and Conditioning...................31-32 LMU Athletics Facilities..................................34-35 LMU Campus Map.............................................36 Lion Game Day..................................................38 LMU Athletics - Building Champions.............40-44 All-Time Champions..........................................45 LMU All-Americans............................................45 LMU Hall of Fame and Retired Jerseys................46 LMU President - Fr. Robert B. Lawton, S.J...........47 Athletics Director - Dr. William Husak.................48 NCAA Compliance........................................49-50 Home of the Lions - Los Angeles...................52-53

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media information Table of Contents.................................................1 Quick Facts..........................................................1 Speed Chart.........................................................2 Rosters.................................................................3 Schedule..............................................................3 Season Preview.................................................4-5 Burns Aquatics Center.........................................6

SWIMMING Staff Head Coach: Alma Mater: Record At LMU: Overall Record: Assistant Coach: Alma Mater: Assistant Coach: Alma Mater: Swimming Office Phone Swimming Office Fax

Bonnie Adair UCLA ‘75, Loyola Law ‘81 29-21 (sixth season) 29-21 (sixth season) Clay Evans (10th season) UCLA, ‘76 Joanne Reierson (fifth season) Dartmouth, ‘93 (310) 258-4685 (310) 338-3796

Team Facts 2008-09 Dual Record 2008-09 PCSC FInish

5-5/2-1 PCSC Second

Postseason Information PCSC Championships (1)

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Media Services Assistant AD - Media Services John Shaffer E-mail jshaffer@lmu.edu Asst. Media Relations Director (swim contact) Tyler Geivett Office Phone (310) 338-7638 Cell Phone (310) 345-6997 E-mail tgeivett@lmu.edu Assistant Media Relations Director Mark Dodson E-mail mark.dodson@lmu.edu SID Office Fax (310) 338-2703 Website www.LMULions.com Facebook Page facebook.com/LMULions Twitter Page twitter.com/LMULions Mailing Address Athletic Media Relations Office Loyola Marymount University 1 LMU Drive - Gersten Pavilion Los Angeles, CA 90045-8235

SWIMMING History

2009-10 LMU swimming

All-Time Top-10 Individual Times........................54 Year-by-Year Results...........................................54 All-Time Roster..................................................55

CREDITS

The 2009-10 Loyola Marymount University swimming annual is a product of the LMU Athletics Media Relations Office… created by Tyler Geivett… photography provided by Glenn Cratty, Scott Cunningham, Jeff Golden and Brett Sarsfield.

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MEDIA INFORMATION - SPEED CHART

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Christina Cannata IM/Distance Free - 5-5 - SO Scottsdale, Ariz.

Katie Carmody Butterfly/Freestyle - 5-5 - JR Fairfield, Calif.

Tammy Choy IM/Backstroke - 5-8 - SO Millbrae, Calif.

Alexa Cook Sprint Freestyle - 5-8 - SR Oklahoma City, Okla.

Jill Dahle Butterfly/Freestyle - 5-8 - SO Salt Lake City, Utah

Kia Dobie IM/Butterfly/Dist. Free - 5-6 - FR Broomfield, Colo.

Dempsey Haynosch Backstroke/Freestyle - 5-4 - SO Higganum, Conn.

Stephanie Hess Breaststroke/Freestyle - 5-5 - FR Alamo, Calif.

Camille Hopp Breaststroke/Freestyle - 5-8 - FR Mission Viejo, Calif.

Michelle Horgan Backstroke/Freestyle - 5-7 - SO Ojai, Calif.

Yvonne Le IM/Butterfly/Backstroke - 5-2 - SO Austin, Texas

Mallorie Lim Butterfly/Sprint Freestyle - 5-3 - SR Honolulu, Hawaii

Kristen Lutjen Backstroke/IM/Freestyle - 5-9 - SR Portland, Ore.

Trinity O’Neill IM/Butterfly - 5-7 - SR Monrovia, Calif.

Carolyn Pasque Sprint Freestyle - 5-11 - JR Centennial, Colo.

Terry Rinder Distance Free/Backstroke- 5-6 - SO Phoenix, Ariz.

Erin Rosas Sprint Freestlye - 5-7 - SO Oak Park, Calif.

Anne Scott Sprint Free/Breaststroke - 5-10 - SR Bainbridge Island, Wash.

Melanie Tansuwan Butterfly/IM/Breaststroke - 5-2 - SR Los Altos, Calif.

Noelani Vargas Backstroke/Freestyle - 5-5 - FR Honolulu, Hawaii

Alicia Witter Backstroke/Freestyle - 5-9 - SR Glendora, Calif.

Isabella Zhang Freestyle/Butterfly - 5-6 - JR Hong Kong, China

Bonnie Adair Head Coach Seventh Season

Clay Evans Assistant Coach 11th Season

Joanne Reierson Assistant Coach Sixth Season

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Front Row: (Left to Right) Katie Carmody, Melanie Tansuwan, Noelani Vargas, Terry Rinder, Alexa Cook, Stephanie Hess, Christina Cannata, Tammy Choy, Alicia Witter Back Row: (Left to Right) Yvonne Le, Jill Dahle, Mallorie Lim, Kristen Lutjen, Michelle Horgan, Dempsey Haynosch, Erin Rosas, Carolyn Pasque, Anne Scott, Trinity O’Neill, Isabella Zhang, Camille Hopp, Kia Dobie

Alphabetical Roster Name Christina Cannata Katie Carmody Tammy Choy Alexa Cook Jill Dahle Kia Dobie Dempsey Haynosch Stephanie Hess Camille Hopp Michelle Horgan Yvonne Le Mallorie Lim Kristen Lutjen Trinity O’Neill Carolyn Pasque Terry Rinder Erin Rosas Anne Scott Melanie Tansuwan Noelani Vargas Alicia Witter Isabella Zhang

Ht. 5-5 5-5 5-8 5-8 5-8 5-6 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-7 5-2 5-3 5-9 5-7 5-11 5-6 5-7 5-10 5-2 5-5 5-9 5-6

Event(s) IM/Distance Freestyle Butterfly/Freestyle IM/Backstroke Sprint Freestyle Butterfly/Freestyle IM/Butterfly/Distance Freestyle Backstroke/Freestyle Breaststroke/Freestyle Breaststroke/Freestyle Backstroke/Freestyle IM/Butterfly/Backstroke Butterfly/Sprint Freestyle Backstroke/IM/Freestyle IM/Butterfly Sprint Freestyle Distance Freestyle/Backstroke Sprint Freestyle Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke Butterfly/IM/Breaststroke Backstroke/Freestyle Backstroke/Freestyle Freestyle/Butterfly

Yr.-Exp. SO-1V JR-2V SO-1V SR-3V SO-1V FR-HS SO-1V FR-HS FR-HS SO-1V SO-1V SR-3V SR-3V SR-3V JR-2V SO-1V SO-1V SR-1V SR-3V FR-HS SR-3V JR-TR

Head Coach - Bonnie Adair – Seventh Season Assistant Coach - Clay Evans – 11th Season Assistant Coach - Joanne Reierson – Sixth Season

Class breakdown

Sophomores (8) Christina Cannata IM/Distance Freestyle Tammy Choy IM/Backstroke Jill Dahle Butterfly/Freestyle Dempsey Haynosch Backstroke/Freestyle Michelle Horgan Backstroke/Freestyle Yvonne Le IM/Butterfly/Backstroke Terry Rinder Distance Freestyle/Backstroke Erin Rosas Sprint Freestyle

Juniors (3) Katie Carmody Carolyn Pasque Isabella Zhang

Freshmen (4) Kia Dobie IM/Butterfly/Distance Freestyle Stephanie Hess Breaststroke/Freestyle Camille Hopp Breaststroke/Freestyle Noelani Vargas Backstroke/Freestyle

Butterfly/Freestyle Sprint Freestyle Freestyle/Butterfly

2009-10 Schedule

PCSC Relays PCSC Pentathlon Malibu Invitational LMU Intersquad Nike Cup Nike Cup Nike Cup Seattle University U.S. National Championships U.S. National Championships U.S. National Championships CSUB/Cal Baptist UC San Diego/Kansas at Hawai’i San Diego/Fresno State Cal State Northridge PCSC Championships * PCSC Championships * PCSC Championships * vs. PCSC Championships *

1:30 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. All Day All Day All Day 4:30 p.m. All Day All Day All Day 12:00 p.m. PT 11:00 a.m. PT 3:00 p.m. PT 10:00 a.m. PT 11:00 a.m. PT All Day All Day All Day All Day

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Seniors (7) Alexa Cook Sprint Freestyle Mallorie Lim Butterfly/Sprint Freestyle Kristen Lutjen Backstroke/IM/Freestyle Trinity O’Neill IM/Butterfly Anne Scott Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke Melanie Tansuwan Butterfly/IM/Breaststroke Alicia Witter Backstroke/Freestyle

10/9 10/10 10/24 11/7 11/19 11/20 11/21 12/2 12/3 12/4 12/5 12/19 1/9 1/16 1/23 1/30 2/10 2/11 2/12 2/13

Hometown/Previous School Scottsdale, Ariz./Xavier College Prep Fairfield, Calif./Justin-Siena HS Millbrae, Calif./Mills HS Oklahoma City, Okla/Casady School Salt Lake City, Utah/Cottonwood HS Broomfield, Colo./Broomfield HS Higganum, Conn./Haddam-Killingworth HS Alamo, Calif./Carondelet HS Mission Viejo, Calif./Mission Viejo HS Ojai, Calif./Villanova Preparatory School Austin, Texas/Lake Travis HS Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani School Portland, Ore./Jesuit High School Monrovia, Calif./Seton Home Study School Centennial, Colo./Arapahoe HS Phoenix, Ariz./Arcadia HS Oak Park, Calif./Oaks Christian HS Bainbridge Island, Wash./American River College Los Altos, Calif./St. Francis HS Honolulu, Hawaii/Hawaii Preparatory Academy Glendora, Calif./St. Lucy’s Priory Hong Kong/St. Paul’s Convent School

Bold - Denotes Home Meets. ALL TIMES ARE PACIFIC. * - Denotes Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Event ALL DATES, OPPONENTS, AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

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Loyola Marymount

THE OUTLOOK After winning LMU’s first Pacific Collegiate Swim Conference Championship in 2008, LMU and Head Coach Bonnie Adair continued to shine in 2009, finishing second at the PCSC Championships. Continuing to establish itself as one of the top programs in the PCSC, this year LMU will rely on a core group of returning swimmers, including the 2009 PCSC Swimmer of the Year Anne Scott, and another talented crop of newcomers eager to show their stuff at the next level. Adair will once again be assisted by Clay Evans and Joanne Reierson.

PCSC CHAMPIONSHIP SUMMARY

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The Lions are coming off another outstanding year in the pool, highlighted by a second-place finish at the PCSC Championship. The Lions won eight PCSC Championship events, including three relays and five individual events. All three relays, in addition to Anne Scott’s 100 freestyle time of 50.96, set new PCSC records. Following the last event at the PCSC Championships, Scott, who won all three of her individual events (50 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 freestyle) and three relay titles, was awarded Female Swimmer of the Year, highlighting a list of 14 Lion swimmers on the All-Conference squad. Scott became the second swimmer in LMU history to earn the top honor, following Lauren Mathewson’s threeevent win in 2007. Joining Scott with individual PCSC Championship victories were Rebecca Plume (500 freestyle) and Yvonne Le (100 butterfly). Scott, Carolyn Pasque, Megan Sawelson and Alicia Witter teamed to win the 200 freestyle and the 400 freestyle relays, while Plume, Sawelson, Scott and Witter won the 800 freestyle relay. - Day One: The LMU swim team sat in fourth place with 116 points after day one of competition at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships. The Lions trailed Pepperdine with 215 points, UC San Diego with 145 points and UC Santa Cruz with 142 points. LMU, which does not field a div-

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ing team, surrendered valuable points to each of the three teams in front. If the diving points were erased, the Lions would sit just four points behind UCSD for first place. The Lions first hit the water in the 200 medley relay as the team of Tammy Choy, Anne Scott, Mallorie Lim and Carolyn Pasque combined to place fourth overall with a time of 1:47.55. UC San Diego claimed the top-spot in the race, touching the wall in 1:45.29, followed by Pepperdine at 1:46.35, and the University of Alaska-Fairbanks at 1:46.60. The highlight of the day for LMU came in the 800 freestyle relay when the team of Rebecca Plume, Megan Sawelson, Scott and Alicia Witter set a new PCSC record and won the event with a time of 7:25.07. That mark also annihilated the previous school record of 7:39.24, set in 2007. In addition, Plume’s lead 200 time of 1:51.72 broke her previous school record of 1:52.31. - Day Two: The LMU swimming team sat in third place after two full days of competition at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships. In addition, LMU recorded numerous personal-best times and set three new school records, along with another PCSC relay record, this time in the 200 freestyle relay. The Lions now held the conference record in three of the five relay events. Senior Rebecca Plume defended her title in the 500 freestyle, taking the lead from the start and never relinquishing it. Her time of 4:58.01 was a bit slower than her school record time from last year, but she outdistanced her nearest competition, Shannon Simonds of UC San Diego, by two seconds. Junior Alicia Witter improved her personal-best time by six seconds with a 5:01.18 for third place. Freshman Jill Dahle dropped almost 10 seconds from her personal-best, winning the consolation final with a time of 5:00.74, a mark that would have placed her third in the Championship final. LMU scored five swimmers in the 200 individual medley, led by freshmen Tammy Choy and Yvonne Le who placed third and sixth in the Championship final. Junior Melanie Tansuwan also placed

well, finishing eighth overall. Both Choy and Le were under the existing school record, as Choy’s time of 2:06.48 broke LMU’s oldest standing record by over two seconds. Winning the Consolation final for ninth place was junior Trinity O’Neill (2:09.19), while junior Mallorie Lim added another five points to the team score by taking 20th, dropping her personalbest time by over three seconds at 2:11.70. Anne Scott continued to dominate the 50 freestyle event, winning the race in a school record time of 23.44. Sophomore Carolyn Pasque placed fourth, dropping her personal-best time to a 24.07, followed by senior Megan Sawelson in eighth (24.46) and freshman Olivia Plume in 15th (24.72). Scott, Pasque and Sawelson were joined by Witter to battle UCSD for the Championship title in the 200 freestyle relay. After three years of being the runner-up in the race, the Lions were finally victorious, breaking the PCSC record and dropping over a second off the school record with a time of 1:34.77. In summary, of the six swimming events to that point at the championships, LMU won four events, established five new school records, and broke two Conference records. The Lions sat just 27 points behind Pepperdine and 46 back of first-place UC San Diego. With the diving events behind them, LMU would look to erase the deficit and claim its second consecutive PCSC Title. - Day Three: The LMU swim team sat in second place, just 11 points behind UC San Diego, entering Saturday’s finale at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships. Tammy Choy took second place in the 400 individual medley, touching the wall in 4:26.14. That mark set a new LMU program record by over six seconds. Alexandra Henley won the event in 4:25.87, just out-touching Choy. Trinity O’Neill placed fourth overall in a time of 4:32.51, also securing a time better than the previous program record, which she held from the 2007 season. The Lions also placed a trio of swimmers in 14th, 15th and 16th as Christina Cannata (4:45.01), Julia Hall (4:47.33) and Terry Rinder (4:47.83) finished in

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those places, respectively. LMU performed extremely well in the 100 butterfly, led by Yvonne Le with a time of 57.27 to win the event. Le also set the program record in the event with her preliminary time of 57.17. Mallorie Lim (57.86), Olivia Plume (58.01) and Melanie Tansuwan (58.73) each finished in the top-10, placing fourth, fifth and 10th overall, in that order. Kyla Dahlquist placed 11th with a time of 58.84, while Kristen Lutjen claimed 18th with a mark of 1:00.48. After Rebecca Plume set the program record in the 200 freestyle on Wednesday, Anne Scott responded on Friday by re-setting the benchmark with a first-place time of 1:50.44. Plume was just short of a second behind Scott, posting a time of 1:51.35 to claim second. LMU continued to show well in the event, as Alicia Witter sealed the Lion sweep of the top-three positions with a third-place time of 1:51.37. Jill Dahle (fifth-1:52.76) and Megan Sawelson (eighth-1:55.11) ran the total to five LMU swimmers in the top-10 with their solid times. The Lions went on to place swimmers in 15th and 16th as Danielle Garcia and Carolyn Pasque turned in times of 1:56.18 and 1:56.56, respectively. LMU managed to place one swimmer in the top-20 of the 100 backstroke as Kristen Lutjen finished 16th in 1:01.35. The Lions also took third in the 400 medley relay as Choy, Tansuwan, Le and Olivia Plume teamed to stop the clock at 3:54.98. - Day Four: The LMU swim team finished second at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championships on Saturday, falling 22 points short of champion, UC San Diego. LMU’s point total of 1381 was almost 150 points higher than the previous year when it won the Championship. LMU’s 1650 freestyle swimmers started the evening off strong by scoring a combined total of 88 points with senior Rebecca Plume closing out her career with a fourth-place finish (17:36.04), followed by freshmen Christina Cannata and Terry Rinder in fifth and eighth, respectively, and senior Julia Hall in 12th place. Cannata and Rinder moved into the second and third spots in LMU’s All-Time Record Book with times of 17:38.68 and 17:49.27, respectively, behind Plume’s 17:16:14 from 2008. LMU’s freshmen continued to impress with a third and sixth place finish from Tammy Choy and Yvonne Le in the 200 backstroke. Choy’s time of 2:04.81 is the second-fastest time in LMU Swimming history, while Le’s 2:06.30 is third fastest. The highlight of the evening came in the 100 freestyle, as the Lions once again qualified five swimmers for the Championship Final, and another two in the Consolation Final. Scott and Alicia Witter battled for the top spot, with Scott getting the touch at 50.96, a new Conference and LMU program record. Witter was close behind with a personal-best time of 51.23, followed by a trio of San Diego swimmers. Senior Megan Sawelson and sophomore Carolyn Pasque tied for the sixth spot with a 52.76, and freshman Olivia Plume captured eighth with a 53.00. In the Consolation Final, senior Danielle Garcia closed out her LMU career with a personal-best time of 53.34, good for 13th, and freshman Kyla Dahlquist was 16th with a 54:89 (54.18 in the preliminaries). LMU scored well in the final individual event of the evening, trying to close the gap in the team scores with 94 points in the 200 butterfly. Leading the way for the Lions was junior Trinity O’Neill, who was in fourth place with a time of 2:09.14, followed closely by junior Melanie Tansuwan in fifth at 2:09.25. Freshman Jill Dahle placed seventh with a time of 2:09.83. Mallorie Lim added valuable points by winning the Consolation Final for ninth place, improving her personal-best time by over two seconds with a time of 2:11.03. In the morning preliminary swims, sophomore Katie Carmody swam to a personal-best time of 2:08.27, the second-fastest time in the heats, but because she had not been designated as one of the 18 official scorers allowed by NCAA rules, she was ineligible for the evening finals. Her preliminary time would have placed third in the event, and is the third-fastest time in LMU history. Scott, Witter, Pasque and Sawelson returned to the water for the final event of the competition. The foursome, who had set the Conference record in the 200 freestyle relay on Thursday night, thrashed defending champion UCSD in the 400 freestyle relay by over two seconds. The Lions’ time of 3:26.98 established another Conference and another LMU program record. LMU now owns four of the five Conference relay records.

THE TEAM The Lions will rely heavily on the experience and guidance from their seniors this season. Alexa Cook, Mallorie Lim, Trinity O’Neill, Anne Scott, Melanie Tansuwan and Alicia Witter are each in their final year for LMU, and they are expected to give everything they have in their final campaign for another PCSC Championship. Scott, named the 2009 PCSC Swimmer of the Year for winning the 50, 100 and 200 sprint freestyle events at the PCSC Championships last year, is expected to once again be the leader in the pool for LMU. She posted a new conference and LMU program record in the 100 freestyle with a 50.96. The native of Bainbridge Island, Wash. also broke LMU program records in the 50 freestyle with a personal-best time of 23.44, and in the 200 freestyle times with a 1:50.44. Helping in a team effort as well, she added three additional championship titles as a member of the Lion’s 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams, shattering the existing conference record in all three events. Scott was the team’s highest-scorer in dual meets throughout the season, with first-place dual meet wins in the 50 freestyle against UCSD, New Mexico State and San Diego and in the 100 and 200 freestyle against UOP, Fresno Pacific, Seattle University, and Cal State Bakersfield. Lim, O’Neill, Tansuwan and Witter each earned PCSC All-Conference bids last year for their efforts in helping LMU to a second-place finish. Witter continued to be a dominant force in the sprint and mid-distance freestyle events at the PCSC Championships last year, placing second in the 100 freestyle and third in both the 200 and 500 freestyles, all with personal-best times. She anchored LMU’s 200 and 800 freestyle relays and contributed the fastest split on the 400 freestyle relay, helping to shatter the existing conference and program records in all three relay events. Lim earned her All-Conference bid by finishing fourth in the 100 butterfly in 57.82, fourth best in LMU program history. Equally as strong, O’Neill finished fourth in the 400 IM at the Conference Championships with a personal-best time of 4:32.51, second best in LMU program history. She also placed fourth in the 200 butterfly and ninth in the 200 IM to add 72 points to the Lions total. Tansuwan placed fifth at the Conference Championships in the 200 butterfly and eighth in the 200 IM, contributing 55 points to the team total last year. Katie Carmody, Carolyn Pasque and transfer Isabella Zhang make up the junior class this year for the Lions. Pasque, a PCSC All-Conference selection, continued as one of LMU’s top freestyle sprinters, again earning top-eight finishes in the 50 (fourth) and 100 freestyle (seventh) at the PCSC Championships with personal-best times of 24.07 and 52.76. She was also a member of the Lion’s conference winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams, which shattered the existing conference and LMU program records. A consistent performer in dual meets throughout the season, she won the 200 freestyle against Seattle University, and took second to teammate Anne Scott in the 50 freestyle against San Diego and Fresno State. Zhang, who transferred to the Lion program after spending two years at Santa Monica College, enters having been named an All-American in each of her two seasons at SMC. A State Champion in the 100 freestyle, she is also stellar in the butterfly stroke and will be expected to contribute right away for LMU.

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After entering as one of the best recruiting classes to ever grace the Lion program, a handful of Lion swimmers will return as sophomores with a valuable year of experience under their belts. Five of the eight sophomores, namely Christina Cannata, Tammy Choy, Jill Dahle, Yvonne Le and Terry Rinder, garnered PCSC All-Conference recognition after outstanding freshman campaigns. Cannata earned her bid for her fifth-place finish in the 1650 freestyle at the Conference Championships. She posted a personal-best time of 17:38.68 in that race, the second fastest time in LMU program history. Choy became LMU’s premier individual medley specialist, breaking LMU’s longest standing program record in the 200 IM with a 2:06.48, and shattering the 400 IM program record with a 4:26.14 on way to a second and third-place finish at the PCSC Conference Championships. She also placed third at championships in the 200 backstroke, recording the second-fastest time in LMU history. Dahle established herself as one of the top mid-distance freestylers in the PCSC with a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle, while also winning the consolation final in the 500 freestyle. Le became one of LMU’s most versatile swimmers last year, winning the 100 butterfly at the PCSC Championships with a new LMU program record of 57.17. She also placed sixth in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke events, contributing 70 points to the team score at the championships. Rinder, swimming as a distance freestyle specialist, placed eighth at the PCSC Conference Championships in the 1650 freestyle. She also placed 16th in the 400 IM and 19th in the 500 freestyle, adding 40 points to the Lion’s team total. This year, with the addition of junior transfer, Isabella Zhang, and a handful of new freshman talent, LMU looks to replenish the wealth that has been lost with the departure of the seniors from last season. Kia Dobie, Stephanie Hess, two-sport All-American Camille Hopp (who will also compete for LMU women’s water polo team) and Noelani Vargas are all freshmen who are eager to show their talents at the next level of competition. With each year, the LMU swim program has gained momentum. This season, the Lions look to repeat the previous years of success and make a return to the top of the PCSC at this year’s Championships. With the strength and depth of the program where it currently stands, there seems to be endless possibility for LMU this season.

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The Loyola Marymount athletic department welcomed the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center to its family of sports facilities in August of 2000. The Olympic-size pool is part of the $20 million Burns Recreation Center and serves as the home venue for men’s and women’s water polo, as well as LMU swimming. Showing that it is one of the finest facilities in the country, LMU hosted the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship on December 7-8, 2002. Both days of the event were sold out with a crowd of over 2,600 for the championship. The NCAA granted LMU the event again for the 2006 championship. One of the premier aquatics facilities in Southern California, the Burns Recreation Center pool is heated and features an advanced deck-level drainage system. There are separate locker rooms for home and visiting teams, as well as office space and meeting rooms for the LMU aquatics coaching staff. Adjacent to the pool is permanent bleacher seating with a normal capacity for 800 fans. Added to the facility in the fall of 2001 was a state-of-the-art scoreboard. The scoreboard from Colorado Timing Systems features scoring systems for both water polo and swimming, including touch-pad timing for eight swim lanes.

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The fully digital system includes matrix and video capabilities and was installed thanks to the donations of Albert Gersten. In addition, a new audio system was installed prior to the start of the 2002 swimming season, and the aquatic center now features a recreational lawn picnic area complete with berm seating.

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2009-10 Lions - head coach BONNIE ADAIR Santa Monica Masters Swim Team, which later became SCAQ - now the largest Masters program in the United States with over 900 active members.

Adair joined the LMU program in 2002-03 with a 35-year background in swimming.

Between 1985 and 1994, Adair came out of swimming retirement to compete in several Masters National Championships and World Games and set national and world records in the freestyle sprint events and 100 and 200 IMs. She has contributed swimming articles to SWIM Magazine and Fitness Swimmer Magazine and was honored as the United States Masters Coach of the Year in 1997.

In her first season as a full-time head coach, Adair added 17 newcomers to the program’s roster, which doubled the team’s size and jump-started the new era of LMU swimming. Since her arrival, Adair has turned the LMU program into a contender for the Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Championship, culminating in LMU’s first title in 2008. The Lions finished third in the conference in 2005 and set 16 of 19 school records in a history-making season. LMU earned its first two conference event titles in 2005, winning both the 200 medley relay (Lauren Mathewson, Morgan Finley, Angela Samuels, Katie Hicks) and the 100 backstroke (Mathewson).

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After becoming the first full-time women’s swimming coach at LMU, Bonnie Adair enters her seventh season with the Lions, having been named 2008 Pacific Collegiate Swimming Conference Coach of the Year.

In their 30 years coaching together, it is estimated that Adair and Evans have coached or instructed 20,000 Los Angeles-area swimmers.

From 1996-1999, Adair was the head coach of the men’s and women’s swimming teams at Santa Monica College, where she earned the Western State Conference Women’s Coach of the Year award in 1997. In 1998, her women’s team tied for the conference title and placed sixth in the state. Her men’s team also earned a sixth place finish. Adair currently resides in West Los Angeles.

The 2005-06 Lions added four more PCSC titles, winning the 200 medley relay (Mathewson, Sarah Hamilton, Samuels, Hicks), the 100 freestyle (Hicks), the 100 breaststroke (Hamilton) and the 100 backstroke (Mathewson). LMU posted a dual record of 9-5 in that season, marking the second straight winning season under Adair. Highlighted by 11 new school records and four PCSC event titles, Loyola Marymount finished second of 14 teams in the conference at the 200607 PCSC Championship. The team finished 7-5 in dual meets to extend Adair’s winning-season streak to three straight. PCSC Championship triple winner Mathewson, along with teammates Morgan Finley, Alex Wike, Trinity O’Neill, and Samuels were selected to the PCSC All-Conference team. Senior Amanda Luciano was named to the PCSC All-Academic team. Mathewson’s three event titles came in the 50 freestyle, 100 backstroke, and 200 backstroke, earning her PCSC Swimmer of the Year honors. She was also a member of the 200 medley relay, along with Finley, Samuels and Wike, which shattered the existing meet record by over a second en route to the Lion victory. In 2008, Adair made it four straight winning seasons, turning in a perfect 9-0 record in dual meets en route to her first PCSC Coach of the Year selection. The perfect record marked the first time in school history that a team had gone undefeated. Adair and the Lions capped the outstanding season with a first-place finish at the PCSC Championships, posting a school-record 11 swimmers on the All-Conference Team. Alex Wike claimed the top-spot in the 50 freestyle, Rebecca Plume won the 500 freestyle and Alicia Witter took home the individual title in the 100 freestyle event. 2009 proved to be another successful year for Adair and the Lions, as LMU finished second at the PCSC Championship, just 22 points short of another team title. Despite finishing second, LMU scored over 140 more points than the 2008 Championship team, and Lion swimmers won five individual and three relay events, by far the most in LMU history. In addition, Adair saw Anne Scott named PCSC Swimmer of the Year and her Lions set four new PCSC records and six LMU records. During her own 13-year swimming career, she set 35 National Age Group records including a 50m freestyle record that stood for 29 years.

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Competing in 12 National Championships (her first at age 13) and two Olympic Trials, Adair became a National finalist in the 100 free and 100 fly and a member of a 400-meter medley relay that established four American records. She attended UCLA as an undergraduate and then Loyola Law School. During law school, Adair was the assistant coach of the UCLA women’s swim team and also coached the Team Santa Monica age group team. In 1979, Adair, along with current LMU assistant Clay Evans, created the

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Loyola Marymount Assistant Coach Clay Evans Clay Evans enters his 11th season as an assistant coach at LMU. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Lions’ program with his career as a competitive swimmer. Evans appeared in the 1972 Munich Games, and won a silver medal in the 1976 Montreal Olympics. He studied at UCLA, where he was a fourtime All-American swimmer. He has broken over 40 Masters National and World Records. In 1979, Evans co-founded the Southern California Aquatics Masters (SCAQ) - the largest masters swim club in the United States. He was awarded the 1993 U.S. Masters Coach of the Year from the Masters Aquatic Association. In their 30 years coaching together, it is estimated that Evans ad LMU Bonnie Adair have coached or instructed 20,000 Los Angeles-area swimmers.

Assistant Coach Joanne Reierson Joanne Reierson enters her sixth season as an assistant coach at LMU working with the distance freestylers and breaststroke specialists. Reierson grew up in Indianapolis, Ind., and started swimming breaststroke and IM in high school. Much to her dismay, her coach entered her in the 500 as a junior, and so began her distance freestyle specialty. Reierson swam at Dartmouth College, where she majored in economics and math, and was captain her senior year. After graduating in 1993, she moved to New York City, where she joined the Asphalt Green Masters team and met her husband, Lars. They lived in Singapore for three years before moving to L.A. in 1998 and joining the SCAQ Masters. There, Reierson met LMU coaches Adair and Evans.

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Reierson has competed at the Masters short course National Championships off and on for the last 15 years. Her national titles include the 50 breaststroke in 1994 and the 1000 freestyle in 2002 and 2004. The Reiersons have two sons, Nils, who was born in September of 2005, and Reese, who was born in June of 2008.

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Christina cannata Sophomore • IM/Distance Freestyle • 5-5 Scottsdale, Ariz. • Xavier College Prep briefly Christina Cannata is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (freshman) named to the All-Conference team in her freshman season for her fifth place finish in the 1650 freestyle at the Conference Championships... posted a personal best time of 17:38.68 in that race, the second fastest time in LMU program history... also placed 14thin the 400 IM and 17thin the 500 freestyle, contributing 47 points to the team total...

High school A 2008 graduate of Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Ariz... was a four-year letterwinner in high school... served as team captain in her senior year... helped her team to the NISCA National Championship as a freshman... recipient of the “Coach’s Award” after her junior campaign... competed against teammate, Terry Rinder, in high school... earned a scholar athlete award for her work in the classroom... member of the National Honor Society...

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

Personal Christina Marie Cannata was born on September 3, 1989 in Phoenix, Ariz... parents are Debbie and Rick Cannata... father played tennis at Gonzaga... has a brother, Ricky, and a sister, Jessica... also recruited by University of San Diego, Drury University and Seattle University, but chose LMU because she immediately fell in love with the campus and people... majoring in natural science.

katie carmody Junior • Butterfly/Freestyle • 5-5 Fairfield, Calif. • Justin-Siena HS briefly Katie Carmody is in her third season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Sophomore) Had a breakout year, turning in the third best time in the 200 butterfly at the PCSC Conference Championships with a personal best time of 2:08.27, third fastest in LMU program history… also had a personal best time in the 100 butterfly… consistent scorer in the butterfly events in dual meets, including a third place finish in the Beach Cup to help the Lions past WCC rival USD for the fifth consecutive year… voted Most Improved and Most Inspirational by teammates…

2008 (freshman)

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

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Added depth to the Lions in the 100 and 200 butterfly making the consolation finals at the Nike Invitational... scored in dual meets against UCSD and Claremont-Mudd-Scripts to help the Lions to their first ever victory over the Tritons and to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record...

Kathryn Genez Carmody was born on May 5, 1989... parents are Mack and Jennifer Carmody... has three older sisters, Meghan, Kendall and Erin... also recruited by University of San Diego, Cal Poly, San Diego State, and Redlands... chose LMU because she immediately fell in love with the campus... majoring in Biology.

High school A 2007 graduate of Justin-Siena High School in Napa, Calif... a four-year letterwinner under coach Mike Garibaldi... All-City her junior and senior year... set the school records in 100 butterfly (1.00.1), 500 freestyle (5.15.4) and 200 IM (2.15.6)... selected MVP as a senior... also a four-year letterwinner in water polo, earning All-City honors as a sophomore, junior and senior...

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Loyola Marymount Tammy choy Sophomore • IM/Backstroke • 5-8 Millbrae, Calif. • Mills HS briefly Tammy Choy is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (freshman) Became LMU’s premier individual medley specialist, breaking LMU’s longest standing program record in the 200 IM with a 2:06.48 and shattering the 400 IM program record with a 4:26.14 on way to a second and third place finish at the PCSC Conference Championships... also placed third at championships in the 200 backstroke recording the second fastest time in LMU history... the third highest LMU scorer at the championship meet with 82 points, earning All-Conference honors in her freshman year... contributed first place wins during the dual meet season in the 200 backstroke against Seattle University, in the 200 IM against New Mexico State, and in the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM against San Diego and Fresno State...

Tammy Hang Choy was born on March 14, 1990 in San Francisco, Calif... parents are Georgiana and Keung Choy... has one sister, Karen... also recruited by UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis, but chose LMU because she fell in love with the campus and atmosphere, and for the academic programs offered... majoring in business law.

according to lawler

I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

High school A 2008 graduate of Mills High School in Millbrae, Calif... was a four-year letterwinner for coach Joey Perez... served as team captain in her final three years of competition... garnered All-League recognition after her freshman, sophomore and junior years... named All-American as a junior and senior... also played three seasons of water polo, garnering All-League recognition as a sophomore and junior... competed against teammates Rebecca and Olivia Plume in high school...

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alexa cook Senior • Sprint Freestyle • 5-8 Oklahoma City, Okla. • Casady School briefly

Personal Alexandra Grace Cook was born March 2, 1988, in Oklahoma City, Okla... daughter of Edward and Nancy Cook... father played volleyball for USC... has one younger sister, Jessica... major is undecided.

Alexa Cook is in her fourth season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Junior) Did not compete while studying in London on an exchange program...

2008 (Sophomore) A PCSC All-Conference selection for her third place swim in the 50 Freestyle... also placed 13th in the 100 freestyle, scoring 41 points for the Lions in the Championship meet to help the Lions to their first ever Team Championship... was a member of LMU’s program record setting 200 Freestyle Relay which finished second in a time of 1:35.76... SAAC representative for the swim team...

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Had an impressive freshman year, placing fifth in the 50 freestyle at the PCSC Championships with a personal best time of 24.15... was also 19th in the 100 freestyle with a personal-best of 53.51 and improved her 200 freestyle time by six seconds... was a member of LMU’s 200 freestyle relay which placed third with a new program record of 1:36.42... voted “Most Improved” by her teammates...

High school A 2006 graduate of Casady School in Oklahoma City, OK... a 4-year varsity letter winner for coach John Paul Brown... was an Oklahoma City All-City selection her junior and senior seasons... was a four-time All-Southern Prep Conference selection...

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according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

2009 lions - freshmen player bios Sophomore • Butterfly/Freestyle • 5-8 Salt Lake City, Utah • Cottonwood HS briefly Jill Dahle is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (freshman) Earned All-Conference honors in her freshman season, establishing herself an one of the top mid-distance freestylers in the PCSC... contributed a third place finish in the 200 freestyle and won the consolation final in the 500 freestyle, recording the third fastest time in the championship meet with a 5:00.74, dropping 10 seconds off her personal best time... also placed seventh in the 200 butterfly, contributing 70 points to the team score... voted “Hardest Worker” and “Most Inspirational” by teammates...

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jill dahle

loyola marymount by University of San Diego, University of Utah and Seattle University, but chose LMU because she loves the balance between academics and athletics, and the dynamics of the team... majoring in international business.

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

High school A 2008 graduate of Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, Utah... was a four-year letterwinner in high school... served as team captain in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons... garnered All-State recognition after all four years of competition... named 4A Female Swimmer of the Year as a senior... State Champion in the 100 butterfly... Academic All-State honoree... member of the National Honor Society... a 2008 Business and Marketing Sterling Scholar Finalist...

Personal Jillian Marjorie Dahle was born on May 3, 1990 in Salt Lake City, Utah... parents are Joan and Robert Dahle... mother played volleyball at Washington State University... has a brother, Jordan, and a sister, Janie... also recruited

dempsey haynosch Sophomore • Backstroke/Freestyle • 5-4 Higganum, Conn. • Haddam-Killingworth HS briefly Dempsey Haynosch is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Freshman) Joined the Lions mid season and swam personal best times in the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the PCSC Championships . . . voted by teammates to have the Most Team Spirit...

High school A 2008 graduate of Haddam-Killingworth High School in Higganum, Conn... fouryear varsity letterwinner in high school... named All-Conference in each of her four seasons... garnered All-State recognition as a junior and senior... four-time Shoreline Conference ScholarAthlete... also competed in track...

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

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Dempsey Alexzandra Haynosch was born on September 20, 1990 in Farmington, Conn... parents are Marta Marciniak and Jeffrey Haynosch... has two sisters, Gabrielle and Madison, and a brother, Wyatt... is a civil engineering major.

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Loyola 2009 lions Marymount - freshmen player bios michelle horgan Sophomore • Backstroke/Freestyle • 5-7 Ojai, Calif. • Villanova Preparatory School briefly Michelle Horgan is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (freshman) voted Most Improved by teammates with personal best times in the 50 and 100 freestyle events and the 200 Individual Medley at the PCSC Conference Championships...

High school A 2008 graduate of Villanova Preparatory School in Ojai, Calif... was a four-year letterwinner in high school... served as team captain in her junior and senior years... earned Wildcat Award in 2005 and 2006... named Team MVP as a junior and senior... 2007 Tri-Valley League All-Academic selection... garnered All-League honorable mention as a junior... swam against current teammate, Erin Rosas, in high school... also competed in water polo and tennis in high school... named to Head Master’s list in 2007... President’s Education Award winner for her academic achievement... graduated magna cum laude...

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

Personal Michelle Barbara Horgan was born on June 20, 1990 in Tarzana, Calif... parents are Mary Sue and Gary Horgan... has one sister, Shannon... chose LMU because of the atmosphere, the location and the community feel around campus... majoring in natural science.

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Sophomore • IM/Butterfly/Backstroke • 5-2 Austin, Texas. • Lake Travis HS briefly Yvonne Le is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Freshman) An All-Conference swimmer in her freshman year... became one of LMU’s most versatile swimmers winning the 100 butterfly at the PCSC Championships with a new LMU program record of 57.17, a personal best... also placed sixth in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke events contributing 70 points to the team score at championships... won the 100 and 200 butterfly races in dual meets against UOP, Fresno Pacific, CSUB and Seattle University...

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A 2008 graduate of Lake Travis High School in Austin Texas... was a fouryear letterwinner in high school... served as team captain in her senior year... named All-City, All-Area and All-State in all four years of competition... first team All-American as a junior and senior and second team as a freshman and sophomore... State Champion in the 200 IM...

Personal Yvonne Qui Le was born on February 28, 1990 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y... parents are Tuyet and Hung Le... has one brother, Khoa, and two sisters, Vian and Kristi... also looked into by University of San Diego, University of North Texas, UC Davis, Pepperdine, Texas A&M and University of Miami, but chose LMU because of the small school and good learning atmosphere... majoring in biology.

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I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

2009 lions - freshmen player bios Senior • Butterfly/Sprint Freestyle • 5-3 Honolulu, Hawaii • Iolani School briefly Mallorie Lim is in her fourth season with LMU swimming.

2009 (Junior) All-Conference selection for the second straight year for her fourth place finish in the 100 butterfly in 57.82, fourth best in LMU program history... also placed ninth in the 200 butterfly and 20th in the 200 IM at the Conference Championships with personal best times... consistent top three scorer in the 100 butterfly in dual meets against UOP, UCSD, USD, Fresno St. and New Mexico St ... voted Most Supportive by teammates and Team Captain for the 2009-10 season...

2008 (Sophomore) A PCSC All-Conference selection for her seventh place finish in the 100 butterfly achieving a personal best time of 57.92... also placed 22nd in the 100 backstroke and scored 26 points in the championship meet contributing to the Lion’s first ever team championships... swam the 50 fly leg of LMU’s 200 medley relay that won its fourth consecutive PCSC Conference title... scored in backstroke and butterfly events in dual meets throughout the season, including a first place win in the 100 fly against Claremont-MuddScripps helping the Lions to its perfect 9-0 dual meet record...

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mallorie lim

loyola marymount (58.42 for ninth place), 100 backstroke (1:00.46 for 14th) and the 100 freestyle (54.39 for 22nd)... won the 100 freestyle in a dual meet victory over Claremont-Mudd-Scripps... voted “Most Improved” by teammates following her freshman season...

High school A 2006 graduate of Iolani School in Honolulu, Haw... a three-time AllAmerican for Coach Brian Lee... was captain of her team as a senior...

Personal Mallorie C. Lim was born November 13, 1987, in Honolulu, Haw... daughter of Victor and Anita Lim... has two younger brothers, Michael and Vincent... an accounting and marketing major.

according to lawler

I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

2007 (freshman) Had an outstanding freshman year adding depth to the Lions in sprint butterfly, backstroke and freestyle events... scored in all three individual events at the PCSC Championships with personal best times in the 100 butterfly

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ing)” award in her freshman season...

Senior • Backstroke/IM/Freestyle • 5-9 Portland, Ore. • Jesuit HS briefly Kristen Lutjen is in her fourth season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Junior) added versatility and depth to the Lion squad, scoring in three events at the PCSC Conference Championship with personal best times in the 100 backstroke (16th) and 100 butterfly (18th)... also scored 14th in the 200 backstroke... contributed points throughout the season with top three finishes in backstroke events against CSUB, Seattle University and Fresno State...

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to lawler Kristen Lutjen was bornaccording February 25, 1988, in Portland, Ore... daughter of I Chose friendlyMatt... people,a and qualityadminvolDavid and LMU ReikoBecause: Lutjen... Of hasthe onelocation, older brother, business leyball program. istration major. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

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A PCSC All-Conference selection for her fifth place finish in the 200 backstroke achieving a personal best time of 2:10.06 and becoming the second fastest 200 backstroker in LMU program history... also placed 12th in the 100 backstroke with a personal best of 1:01.28 and 22nd in the 200 IM with a personal best of 2:13.98... scored 42 points in the championship meet contributing to the Lion’s first ever team championships... scored in backstroke and individual medley events in dual meets throughout the season...

High school A 2006 graduate of Jesuit High School in Portland, Ore... earned four varsity letters for Coach Stoddart Smith...

2007 (freshman) Added much needed depth to the Lions in the backstroke events and improved throughout the season ending with personal best times in the PCSC Championships... placed 15th in the 200 backstroke with a 2:15.53 and 26th in the 100 with a 1:02.57... received the “Hardest Worker (kick-

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Loyola 2009 lions Marymount - freshmen player bios trinity o’neill Senior • IM/Butterfly • 5-7 Monrovia, Calif. • Seton Home Study School briefly Trinity O’Neill is in her fourth season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Junior) All-Conference selection for the third straight season... finished fourth in the 400 IM at the Conference Championships with a personal best time of 4:32.51, second best in LMU program history... also placed fourth in the 200 butterfly and ninth in the 200 IM to add 72 points to the Lions total... one of three Lions to receive Academic All-Conference honors... helped defeat WCC rival USD and Fresno State with second place finishes in the 400 IM and 200 butterfly in the annual Beach Cup... voted `Hardest Worker’ and `Best Student’ by teammates...

2008 (Sophomore) Continued as LMU’s premier 400 IM specialist, placing fourth in the PCSC Championship... lowered her LMU program record by over a second at the Nike Invitational with a 4:33.29... also placed fourth in the conference championship in the 200 Butterfly and 12th in the 200 IM contributing 67 points towards the Lion’s first-ever PCSC Conference title... selected to the All-Conference team for the second consecutive year... secured dual meet victories in the 200 butterfly, 200 and 400 IM, and 1000 freestyle throughout the season; including a key win in the 200 IM to upset UCSD in the program’s first ever win over it’s PCSC rival and a key win in the 1000 freestyle over USD to help the Lions to its first ever undefeated dual meet season and its fourth straight dual meet victory over the Toreros...

Carolyn Pasque briefly Carolyn Pasque is in her third season with LMU swimming...

2009 (Sophomore) Earned All-Conference honors for the second straight year and continued as one of LMU’s top freestyle sprinters, again earning top-eight finishes in the 50 (fourth) and 100 freestyle (seventh) at the PCSC Championships with personal best times of 24.07 and 52.76... was a member of the Lion’s conference winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams which shattered the existing conference and LMU program records... was a consistent performer in dual meets throughout the season, winning the 200 freestyle against Seattle University and taking second to teammate Anne Scott in the 50 freestyle against San Diego and Fresno State...

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High school A 2006 graduate of Seton Home Study School in Front Royal, Va...swam for the Claremont Club and Coach John Ries... a two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American... member on nationally-ranked 800m free relay...

according to lawler

I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volPersonal leyball program. Trinity Michelle O’Neill was born November 19, 1987, in Glendale, Calif... Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” daughter John and Christine O’Neill... father played water polo for Cal Favoriteof Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga State LA... Thing is theAbout oldest LMU: of eight four sisters, Favorite The children... campus andhas surrounding areaOlivia, Agna, Jenna, andMeal: Lauren, brothers, Joseph, Gregory, and Timothy... a Favorite Macand andthree Cheese philosophy major with minor in history. After LMU, I Want To:a Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

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Junior • Sprint Freestyle • 5-11 Centennial, Colo. • Arapahoe HS

Made an immediate impact on the program and added depth in the freestyle sprint events... a PCSC All-Conference selection placing fourth in the 50 freestyle with a personal best time of 24.24 and fifth in the 100 freestyle with a best time of 52.87... also placed ninth in the 200 freestyle with another best time of 1:56.40... scored 71 points in the championship meet to help the Lions to their first ever Team Championship... was a member of the 200 Freestyle relay which placed second with a new program record of 1:35.76... won the 100 freestyle against Seattle University and placed in the top three in freestyle sprint events in many other dual meets throughout the season, helping the Lions to a perfect 9-0 dual meet record...

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2007 (freshman) Had an impressive freshman season, becoming LMU’s top swimmer in the 400 individual medley and 200 butterfly, breaking program records in those events over and over again throughout the season... was LMU’s Freshman Swimmer of the Year and voted “Most Inspirational” and “Hardest Worker” by teammates for placing third in the 400 IM at the PCSC Championships with a new program record of 4:34.82 and fourth in the 200 butterfly with a new program record of 2:05.72... scored 56 points to help LMU to second place in the team standings... won dual meet victories in an unprecedented six different events throughout the season, including a critical victory in the 1000 freestyle against Pepperdine, helping the Lions to their fourth consecutive dual meet victory over the Waves...

A 2007 graduate of Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo... a four-year letterwinner under coach Mike Richmond... selected All-American Honorable Mention as a senior and All-American as a junior... placed in the top eight as a senior in two events at state... also ran cross country and track...

Personal Carolyn Irene Pasque was born on September 14, 1989 in Centennial, Colo... the daughter of Dave and Janet Pasque... has a sister Mallory... also recruited by Pepperdine, Colorado State University and Northern Colorado... chose LMU for the campus, the people and the swim team... majoring in Business-Finance.

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

2009 lions - freshmen player bios Sophomore • Distance Free/Backstroke • 5-6 Phoenix, Ariz. • Arcadia HS briefly Terry Rinder is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (freshman) As a distance freestyle specialist, placed eighth at the PCSC Conference Championships in the 1650 freestyle, earning All-Conference honors... also placed 16th in the 400 IM and 19th in the 500 freestyle adding 40 points to the Lion’s team total... scored many dual meet points throughout the season including a first place win against Seattle University in the 1650 freestyle with the third fastest time in LMU history... voted “Most Inspirational” and “Best Student” by teammates...

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terry rinder

loyola marymount Ariz... parents are Sheila and Daniel Rinder... also recruited by the University of Washington, Arizona State, University of Colorado and UC Irvine, but chose LMU because of the comfortable and inviting campus atmosphere and the diversity of the student body... majoring in biology.

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

High school A 2008 graduate of Arcadia High School in Phoenix, Ariz... was a fouryear letterwinner for coach Erica McClurg... 2007 State Champion in the 500 freestyle... served a vital role in her team’s 2007 State Champion 200 freestyle and 400 freestyle relays... named to East Valley Tribune’s All-Tribune first team for Arizona Class 4A schools... recipient of the Arcadia High School Outstanding Swimming Performer Award in 2005 and 2007... competed against teammate, Christina Cannata, in high school... a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American candidate in 2006, 2007 and 2008... member of the National Honor Society...

Personal Terry Katherine Rinder was born on November 24, 1989 in Scottsdale,

erin rosas Sophomore • Sprint Freestyle • 5-7 Oak Park, Calif. • Oaks Christian HS briefly Erin Rosas is in her second season with LMU swimming...

2009 (freshman) added depth to the Lion freestyle sprint squad with personal best times in the 100 and 200 freestyle at the PCSC Conference Championship... voted by teammates to have the Most Team Spirit...

High school

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A 2008 graduate of Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village, Calif... was a fouryear letterwinner in high school... served as team captain in her senior year... reached CIF preliminaries and finals as a senior... helped team to CIF 200 freestyle relay victories in 2005 and 2006... winner of the CIF 200 medley relay in 2008... named a Scholar Athlete for her work in the classroom and in the pool... garnered the Coaches Award in 2007 and the Lion Heart Award in 2006 and 2008... swam against current teammate, Michelle Horgan, in high school... also competed in cross country and water polo in high school...

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

Personal Erin Nicole Rosas was born on November 24, 1989 in West Hills, Calif... parents are Kathryn and Jesse Rosas... has one brother, Chris... also recruited by University of Pacific, Occidental College, Pepperdine, University of San Diego and Cal State Northridge, but chose LMU for its small class sizes, convenient location, strong business program and the swimming program... majoring in business.

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Loyola 2009 lions Marymount - freshmen player bios anne scott

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Senior • Sprint Freestyle/Breaststroke • 5-10 Bainbridge Island, Wash. • American River CC briefly Anne Scott is in her second season with LMU swimming... will also compete for the women’s water polo team...

2009 (Junior) Selected as the 2009 PCSC Swimmer of the Year for winning the 50, 100 and 200 sprint freestyle events at the PCSC Championships becoming the second Lion in program history to receive this honor... posted a new conference and LMU program record in the 100 freestyle with a 50.96... broke LMU program records in the 50 freestyle with a personal best time of 23.44 and the 200 freestyle times with a 1:50.44... added three additional championship titles as a member of the Lion’s 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relay teams shattering the existing conference record in all three events... contributed a `perfect’ 96 points to the Lions’ second place victory at the PCSC Championship meet... was also the team’s highest scorer in dual meets throughout the season with first place dual meet wins in the 50 freestyle against UCSD, New Mexico State and San Diego and in the 100 and 200 freestyle against UOP, Fresno Pacific, Seattle University, and CSUB...

2007-08 (Freshman/sophomore - arc) All-American swimmer in both seasons at ARC... swam the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 50 breaststroke... named 2007 Swimmer of the Year... set the National record in 200 freestyle with a time of 1:50.34... All-American in water polo as a freshman and sophomore... named NorCal MVP in 2007...

melanie tansuwan Senior • Butterfly/IM/Breaststroke • 5-2 Los Altos, Calif. • St. Francis HS briefly Melanie Tansuwan is in her fourth season of LMU swimming...

2009 (Junior) All-Conference selection for the third consecutive season, placing fifth at the Conference Championships in the 200 butterfly and eighth in the 200 IM... also placed 10th in the 100 butterfly contributing 55 points to the team total... swam a personal best time in the breaststroke leg of the 400 medley relay, helping the Lions to a third place victory... versatile scorer in several different events in dual meets, including top three finishes in the 200 butterfly, 100 & 200 breaststroke and 200 IM...

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PCSC top-eight finalist in all three individual events, placing third in the 200 butterfly with a 2:07.58, fifth in the 200 IM with a 2:09.49, and 6th in the 100 fly with a 58.60--all personal best times... selected to the All-Conference team, scoring 75 points for the Lions in the championship meet, fourth highest on the team, leading LMU to its first ever team championship... one of LMU’s most versatile swimmers scoring in seven different events in dual meets including a critical first place victory in the 200 breaststroke against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and a trio of second place finishes in the 200 fly, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM against USD leading the Lions to their fourth consecutive victory over the Toreros...

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A 2006 graduate of Bainbridge Island High School on Bainbridge Island, Wash... was a three-year letterwinner in high school... served as team captain in her senior year... garnered All-American recognition after her junior and senior years... also competed in basketball and water polo in high school... was an All-American in water polo as a senior... garnered All-State accolades as a junior and senior...

Personal Anne Louise Scott was born on March 23, 1988 in Seattle, Wash... parents are Lois and Richard Scott... has a brother, Sean, and a sister, Rachel... also recruited by UC Irvine, San Diego State, UC Davis and San Jose State, but chose LMU because it is a highly regarded private academic institution, and for the strong Division I athletic program... majoring in sociology.

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

Had an outstanding freshman year scoring well in all three individual events at the PCSC Championship including a 10th place finish in the 200 butterfly with a personal best time of 2:09.51... also placed 13th in the 200 IM and 100 fly contributing 45 points towards the Lions’ second place team finish... won the 200 fly in a dual meet against Pepperdine to help lead the Lions to their fourth consecutive victory over the Waves... voted “Best Sense of Humor” by her teammates...

according to lawler

I Chose LMU Because: Of High the location, friendly people, and quality volschool leyball program. A 2006 graduate of Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif... TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” a Favorite letterwinner for Coach Knochenhauer... captain of her team her senior Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga year... Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese Personal After LMU, I Want To: Get a job Melanie Ornjira Tansuwan born I’m Embarrassed To Admitwas That: I’m March a space 19, cadet1988, in Redwood City, Calif... daughter of Chuck and on Jane Tansuwan... has an older sister, Emily... My Superstitions Are: Knock wood a Three biologyWords major.That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers Favorite Actor: Josh Duhamel Biggest Influence in Life: My family Favorite Place Around LMU: The Bridge To Get Ready For Matches I: Mentally prepare I Make LMU Feel Like Home By: Bringing pictures of my friends and family

2009 lions - freshmen player bios Senior • Backstroke/Freestyle • 5-9 Glendora, Calif. • St. Lucy’s Priory briefly Alicia Witter is in her fourth season with LMU swimming... voted Most Inspirational by teammates and Team Captain for the 2009-10 season...

2009 (Junior) All-Conference selection for the third consecutive season... continued to be a dominant force in sprint and mid-distance freestyle events at the PCSC Championships, placing second to teammate Anne Scott in the 100 freestyle and third in both the 200 and 500 freestyles, all with personal best times, including a six-second drop in the 500 freestyle... anchored LMU’s 200 and 800 freestyle relays and contributed the fastest split on the 400 freestyle relay, helping to shatter the existing conference and program records in all three relay events... was a top scorer in dual meets throughout the season including first place finishes in the 200 freestyle against San Diego and Fresno State and in the 500 freestyle against Seattle University...

2008 (Sophomore) Extended her range in the freestyle events becoming the PCSC Conference Champion in the 100 freestyle with a personal best time of 51.80, second fastest time in LMU program history... also placed third in the 200 freestyle with a 1:52.62, second fastest time in program history and sixth in the 500 freestyle with a 5:07.71... swam on four of the five “A” relays at the PCSC Championships, including a strong 50 backstroke leadoff (27.00) on the 200 medley relay which led the Lions a fourth consecutive relay title... scored 83 points in the Championship meet, second highest among Lion

swimmers and was selected to the All-Conference team... won dual meet races in the 200 and 500 freestyles as well as the 100 and 200 backstrokes, including a double victory in the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps...

2007 (freshman) Had an impressive freshman year, making the finals in all three individual events at the PCSC Championships, including a fourth place finish in the 200 freestyle with a 1:54.23, the third fastest time in program history... also was 17th in the 100 backstroke and 11th in the 200 backstroke with a personal best time of 2:11.22... was a member of the school record-setting 800 freestyle relay (7:39.24) that placed second at the PCSC Championships... voted “Most Inspirational” and “Hardest Worker” by her Lion teammates...

High school A 2006 graduate of St. Lucy’s Priory in Glendora, Calif... a four-year letter winner for Coach Poet...was team captain her senior year...

Personal Alicia Lea Witter was born August 4, 1988, in Covina, Calif... daughter of Scott and Kim Witter... has a younger brother, Bradley... a psychology major and natural life science minor.

according to lawler I Chose LMU Because: Of the location, friendly people, and quality volleyball program. Favorite TV Show: “E’s True Hollywood Story” and “Gangland” Favorite Book/Magazine: Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight saga Favorite Thing About LMU: The campus and surrounding area Favorite Meal: Mac and Cheese After LMU, I Want To: Get a job I’m Embarrassed To Admit That: I’m a space cadet My Superstitions Are: Knock on wood Three Words That Describe Me: Outgoing, Easily Entertained, Fabulous

kia dobie

stephanie hess

Freshman • IM/Butterfly/Distance Free • 5-6 Broomfield, Colo. • Broomfield HS

Freshman • Breaststroke/Freestyle • 5-5 Alamo, Calif. • Carondelet HS

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Kia Dobie is in her first season with LMU swimming...

Stephanie Hess is in her first season with LMU swimming...

High school A 2009 graduate of Broomfield High School in Broomfield, Colo... a four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Emily Austin... served as team captain her senior season... named All-Conference in each of her four seasons... garnered All-State recognition as a freshman and sophomore and an All-American nod in three of her four years... holds five Broomfield High School records... named Northern Conference Swimmer of the Year as a senior... State Champion in the 500 freestyle...

Personal

High school A 2009 graduate of Carondelet High School in Concord, Calif... a four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Jasmine Millian... served as team captain in her senior campaign... voted Most Inspirational Swimmer as a senior... also competed in water polo in high school... played three seasons of water polo, earning two varsity letters...

Personal Stephanie Mary Hess was born on November 25, 1990 in Walnut Creek, Calif... parents are Loretta and Rick Hess... has one brother, Ricky... also recruited by the University of Redlands, San Diego, UC Davis and Pacific, but chose LMU because of the beautiful campus, the friendliness of the students and faculty, and the swimming program... is a communications major.

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Kia Marie Dobie was born on September 12, 1991 in Denver, Colo... parents are Cheryl and Darryl Dobie... has one brother, Darren, and two sisters, Kendra and Donna... Kendra swims at Metro State... also recruited by Colorado State, Pepperdine, Cal Lutheran, University of Missouri and Wyoming, but chose LMU because of the small classes, location, climate and swim program... is undecided on a major.

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Loyola 2009 lions Marymount - freshmen player bios Camille hopp

noelani vargas

Freshman • Breaststroke/Freestyle • 5-8 Mission Viejo, Calif. • Mission Viejo HS

Freshman • Backstroke/Freestyle • 5-5 Honolulu, Hawaii • Hawaii Prep Academy

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Camille Hopp is in her first season with LMU swimming... will also compete for the women’s water polo team...

Noelani Vargas is in her first season with LMU swimming...

High school

A 2009 graduate of Hawai’i Preparatory Academy in Kamuela, HI... a four-year varsity letterwinner for Mark Noetzel... served as team captain in her senior campaign... garnered All-Conference recognition every season... named Team MVP after her sophomore, junior and senior years... also competed in cross country and track in high school...

High school

A 2009 graduate of Mission Viejo High School in Mission Viejo, Calif... a four-year All-American in high school... served as team captain in her final season... posted best times of 23.80 in the 50 freestyle and 1:04.82 in the 100 breaststroke... appears in the top-10 of four events at Mission Viejo High School... helped her team to the South Coast League Championship in all four years, while guiding the 2006, 2007 and 2008 teams to the CIF Championship... started all four years in water polo, serving as captain in her final two... named All-League as a sophomore and junior, and All-CIF and All-American as a sophomore... garnered League MVP in 2007...

Personal

Personal Noelani Marita Vargas was born on November 13, 1990 in Honolulu, HI... parents are Kathlyn and Roger Vargas... has one sister, Keia... also recruited by San Diego, UC San Diego, UC Santa Cruz and Pepperdine, but chose LMU because it has a great swimming program, it is a catholic school and it is in California... a natural science major.

Camille Rose Hopp was born on May 14, 1991 in Laguna Hills, Calif... parents are Teresa and Brian Hopp... has one brother, Brian... also recruited by UCLA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, Princeton, Villanova, Fordham, NY and Richmond, but chose LMU because of the strong business curriculum and the quality aquatics sports programs... is an accounting major.

isabella zhang Junior • Freestyle/Butterfly • 5-6 Hong Kong, China • Santa Monica College briefly Isabella Zhang is in her first season with LMU swimming after transferring from Santa Monica College...

2008-09 (Freshman/sophomore - SMC) Competed for two seasons... named AllAmerican in the 50 butterfly as a freshman... state champion in the 100 freestyle in 2009... garnered All-American recognition in the 50 freestyle as a sophomore, racing to a time of 23.92...

High school A 2007 graduate of St. Paul’s Convent School in Hong Kong... swam just one season for coach Rachel Cheung in high school, her junior year... set individual school records in the 100 meter freestyle at 1:01.51 and the 50 meter freestyle at 28.03... also competed in track and field and badminton in high school...

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Personal Xtao Tong Isabella Zhang was born on June 22, 1989 in Melbourne, Australia... parents are Wai Cheng and Di Young Zhang... has one sister, Samantha... chose LMU because of the great location, cozy environment and swim team... a finance major.

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INSIDE LMU

inside LMU

What do you know about lmu?

Right Place. Right Time.

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aybe that we’re the only

Or that our five colleges, all connected

At LMU, we inspire you to take ideas apart

Catholic University in Los

to Los Angeles, enable students to make

and learn how they fit together. You’ll test

Angeles and one of the

current contacts in technology, business,

your limits, forge enduring friendships,

world’s renowned Jesuit institutions, a

politics, art, music, and naturally, the en-

promote justice and become a contribut-

group that includes 28 U.S. universities

tertainment industry.

ing citizen of the world.

and over 100 schools worldwide.

Yet there’s something more to consider. If

Our curriculum is broad and deep. Our

Or that Loyola Marymount University has

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pace is demanding. Our expectations are

been called a Hidden Gem by the Wash-

and skills that will help you get along in

high. Our plans are ambitious. And we’re

ington Post and ranked among the Best in

the world, you have many choices. But if

looking for curious, accomplished, enter-

the West by U.S. News & World Report.

you’re looking for a place where God fits

prising, visionary students to make this

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their right time and their right place.

Marina del Rey, offers one of the most ex-

son, Loyola Marymount University may be

hilarating academic locations anywhere.

the place for you.

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LMU Mission statements and facts:

A Solid Foundation University Mission AND Identity Loyola Marymount’s Mission and Goals Statement, approved by the Board of Trustees in 1990, succinctly states in its preamble the university’s three-fold mission: * The encouragement of learning * The education of the whole person * The service of faith and the promotion of justice These often quoted phrases are at the heart of the campus community’s communal self-understanding. When unpacked, they tell us much about LMU’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit/Marymount university

Athletics Department Mission The mission of the department is to provide an environment for student-athlete development that supports the pursuit of the highest level of success athletically and academically for the growth of the whole person in the tradition of the Jesuit and Marymount ideals. The purpose of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program at Loyola Marymount University is to support the overall mission, goals and objectives of the University by complimenting its primary academic pursuits with championship sports programs. Additionally, Loyola Marymount University Athletics supports “Pursuing Victory with Honor”.

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LMU Facts • Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. • President: Robert B. Lawton, S.J. • Sponsoring Religious Orders: Society of Jesus (Jesuits); Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary • Area: 150 acres • Location: Los Angeles, California Student Life • LMU offers more than 80 degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 29 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 15 credential programs. • Colleges and Schools: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; College of Business Administration; College of Comm. and Fine Arts; Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering; Loyola Law School; School of Education; School of Film and Television • 19 residence halls, houses and apartments for 3,218 students • 144 clubs and organizations • 15 Greek fraternities and sororities Enrollment • Undergraduate: 5,509 • Graduate: 1,962 • Law School: 1,374 • Total: 8,845 • Average undergraduate class size: 18 • Average graduate class size: 14 • Student to faculty ratio: 13-1 Scholarship • Faculty awards: Fulbright Scholars: 1; Nobel Prize Winners: 1; Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1

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• Faculty research grants and contracts: $3.1 Million in 2008 • Number of full-time faculty: 438 • Number of endowed chairs: 15 • Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 188 • LMU student scholars 2008-09: Fulbright: 5; Rotary: 1; Goldwater: 1 • Amount contributed to student grants and scholarships by LMU, 2006-07: $33.7 million • Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2006-07: 73% Alumni • Total undergraduate: 41,483 • Total graduate: 14,454 • Total Loyola Law School: 15,037 • Undergraduate alumni in California: 30,177 (77%) • Graduate alumni in California: 10,611 (79%) • Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 17,866 (46%) • Graduate alumni in Los Angeles Co.: 7,449 (56%) • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1980: 29,448 (71%) • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1990: 21,283 (51%) LMU in L.A. • Generates more than $400 million annually in direct economic activity in Southern California • Employs more than 2,000 people • Students volunteer more than 170,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations. • Alumni have their own service organization, Alumni for Others. • LMU Family of Schools partners with LAUSD to help five Westchester schools.

• LMU was named a 2007 “Treasure of Los Angeles.” • Many programs, including the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, the Bioethics Institute, the School of Education and the Dept. of Natural Science, make L.A.’s politics, healthcare, education and environment part of the curriculum. • Loyola Law School is the first ABA accredited law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement. Distinctions • Included in “Best 366 Colleges,” “Best Colleges in the West” and “10 Most Beautiful Campuses” in Princeton Review, 2009 • Ranked 4th in “Best Universities With Master’s Program in the West” in U.S. News & World Report, 2009 • Part-time M.B.A. program ranked 4th best in the United States in Business Week magazine, 2007 • Entrepreneurship program named among top 20 in the nation in Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, 2008 • Named among “Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics” The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, 2008 • Named among the “25 cutting-edge schools with an eye toward the future” Kaplan’s “You Are Here” College Guide, 2008 For complete list of fact and figures, visit:

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what lmu is about:

Develop the whole person. it’s starting with why

lenging, fascinating, and fun. Class sizes are 13 to 1 and give each

At LMU, we want you to think hard about your college choice. Are you

student a chance to exceed even their own expectations.

up for four challenging years of intellectual inquiry, self-discovery, and service? If your answer is yes, come share your talents and determina-

it’s who you are with

tion as part of our lively community.

Looking for camaraderie? When it comes to providing friends and mentors, you won’t find a university surpassing LMU. The campus popula-

Thanks to our combined Jesuit-Marymount legacies, LMU has a special

tion comes from all 50 states and 70 countries. Better still, LMU offers

way of approaching liberal-and liberating-education. For more than 400

more than 140 extracurricular organizations that hone the students

years, the Jesuits have fostered great universities, rigorous academics,

skills and help them find like-minded colleagues for life.

and the pursuit of justice. Central to our philosophy is the idea of cura personalis or “care of the person.” At LMU, students don’t simply ben-

Whatever the religious belief, the university pays attention to individual

efit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying out the Jesuit

spirit. “I’ve thought a lot about what makes my friends at college dif-

ideal of “men and women for others.” The Marymount sisters contrib-

ferent than those from high school, and I’ve realized that the people

ute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with

at LMU live up to the mission of being men and women for others,”

a deliberately international perspective that encourages respect for all

said a sophomore. Students are free to examine faith in social or service

others.

activities.

It’s about the support

it’s where you live

Throughout an LMU education, students enjoy the support of instruc-

Every fall, nine out of 10 first-year students take advantage of LMU

tors who know each individual by name and who make classes chal-

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living are simple: an active social scene, meal plans that allow students to dine at various campus locations, and easy access to classes and campus facilities. But university housing offers much more than simple convenience, it also give students an edge. As a resident, students are immediately plugged into programs that help them achieve better grades, meet new friends, develop professional contacts and graduate in a timely manner. At LMU, we know that everything you do - including where you live shapes the person you’re becoming. So LMU offers themed living communities where you pursue your education in a social context that’s relevant to you. Here, you live and learn in an environment that promotes reflection and character development, where your values are celebrated, challenged, shared.

IT’S WHERE YOU’RE BOUND “We’re trying to get rid of you,” said professor Kelly Younger, who directs the Honors Program, likes to tell LMU students. He’s referring to the study abroad opportunities, scholarships, internships, academic conferences and competitions that take students off campus and into the world. When it comes time to graduate, students will have the knowledge, the confidence, and the strength of spirit to achieve anything the students can imagine. To help you toward your ideal career, LMU offers a network of loyal alumni. “Even the summer after graduation, I am already aware of the benefits that LMU alumni networking offers,” says a new alum. “When we leave the undergraduate family, it’s as if we graduate into an even larger family that offers constant support.”

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SAMPLE STUDY ABROAD LOCATIONS SUMMER PROGRAMS Auckland, New Zealand Bonn, Germany Dublin, Ireland Kenya, East Africa Oxford, England Paris, France Roatan, Honduras Rome, Italy San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala Spetses, Greece Tuscany, Italy Washington, D.C. Business in Asia SEMESTER/YEAR PROGRAMS Bonn, Germany Dusseldorf, Germany London, England Madrid, Spain Sikkim, India Washington D.C. SAMPLE INTERNSHIPS 20th Century Fox ABC, NBC, CBS AVP Volleyball American Express Anaheim Ducks Aquarium of the Pacific Bank of America Capital Records Cartoon Network Studios The Children’s Nature Institute Colombia Records

Disney Dreamworks, SKG E! Entertainment Fox Sports G4 Media Greater LA School Districts Johnson & Johnson Kaiser Permanente Kraft Foods L.A. Angels of Anaheim L.A. Clippers L.A. Dodgers L.A. Kings L.A. Lakers Miramax Films MTV NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory NFL Network Oakland Athletics Paramount Pictures Premier Financial Roundhouse Marine Studies Lab Sony Entertainment TBWA/Chiat Day UPS Universal Studios U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. Congress House of Reps. U.S. Secret Service Vivendi Universal Warner Brothers Washington Internship Program Wells Fargo X Games YMCA

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Education experience:

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A View to a Promising Future.

he Chronicle of Higher Education notes that at Jesuit institu- ENCE AND ENGINEERING address real-world design challenges, like tions, this precept “translates into a large amount of indi- devising plans for improving LMU’s traffic flow. “The project takes a vidual attention from faculty members and accessibility to lot of creativity and some pretty complex problem-solving,” says as-

high-level administrators, including the president.” At LMU, students sociate dean Tom Calder. “During students’ presentations, we’ve had don’t simply benefit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying the University’s V.P. for facilities sit in to listen to their ideas and offer out the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” The Marymount professional feedback.” sisters contribute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with a deliberately international perspective that encourages • Students in the SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION produce their respect for all cultures. LMU brings these gifts together in five colleges: own short films and TV pilots, with acting and music often supplied by Business Administration, Communications and Fine Arts, Film and Tele- student performers from our COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND vision, Liberal Arts, and Science and Engineering.

FINE ARTS. When our talent pool can’t accommodate them, Hollywood can. “For my junior thesis, I teamed up with two other people to

• Under the direction of award-winning entrepreneurship professor make a two-part, 10-minute sitcom,” says a TV production major. “We Fred Kiesner, for instance, students in our COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AD- developed an idea and asked a senior in screenwriting to write a script. MINISTRATION participate in an internship program that places them When it came to casting, we ran an ad in Backstage West and received with social entrepreneurs who are working to better society. “More and 300 head shots. It was like a real casting audition.” more, students are saying, ‘Hey, I can use my abilities to do good for others by doing business,” said Kiesner.

• At LMU, real-world experiences benefits any discipline-even literature. Students in the BELLARMINE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS don’t

• From their first year, engineering majors in our COLLEGE OF SCI- just read Jack Kerouac. They go on the road. English professor Kelly

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Younger explains: “I teach a course called Road Read in which we study not only the literature of Los Angeles and California, but also the city itself as text. After reading Nathanael West’s The Day of Locust, we take a walking tour of downtown L.A., focusing on the architecture of the 1920s and 30s. We read Kerouac’s Big Sur and drive up the coast, spending a week reading, writing and sharing on the intellectual adventure. Honors Program • The University Honors Program provides an intensive and innovative academic experience for the serious student. The program combines four interdisciplinary University Honors core courses with an intensive year-long sequence in writing, critical thinking and American Cultures. A second year-long sequence in the history of civilization and a course in natural philosophy are also a part of the curriculum. All honors students are required to display proficiency in a foreign language, take an upper-division ethics course, an interdisciplinary seminar in the junior year and a senior thesis. Interested students should apply to the University Honors Director.

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MAJORS College of Business Administration Accounting, BS Business Law, BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) Computer Information Systems and Operations Management, BBA Finance, BBA International Business, BBA Management, Human Resources, Entreprenuership and Leadership, BBA Marketing, BBA Travel and Tourism, BBA College of Communication and Fine Arts Art History, BA Communication Studies, BA Dance, BA Music, BA Studio Arts, BA Theatre Arts, BA Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts African American Studies, BA Asian and Pacific Studies, BA Chicana/o Studies, BA Classics, BA Economics, BA English, BA European Studies, BA History, BA Humanities, BA Pre-Journalism, Certificate Liberal Studies (Elementary Education), BA Modern Languages & Literatures, BA

Philosophy, BA Political Science, BA Pre-Law, Advisory Program Psychology, BA Sociology, BA Theological Studies, BA Urban Studies, BA Women’s Studies, BA Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering Applied Mathematics, BS, BA Athletic Training, BS Biochemistry, BS Biology, BS Chemistry, BS Civil Engineering, BSE (BS in Engineering) Computer Science, BS Electrical Engineering, BSE Environmental Science, BS Mathematics, BA, BS Mechanical Engineering, BSE Natural Science, BS Physics or Engineering Physics, BS Premedical and Other Health Professions Program School of Film and Television Animation, BA Recording Arts, BA Screenwriting, BA Production (Film and Television), BA School of Education Teaching Credential Programs

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Student-athlete support

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Building Academic Champions.

oyola Marymount University is dedicated to the education and development of the whole person, the pursuit of academic excellence, advancement of scholarship, the service of faith, and the promotion of justice. As a Catholic institution, the University takes its fundamental inspiration from the Jesuit and Marymount traditions of its founding religious orders. Loyola Marymount University seeks to foster in each member of its community respect for the dignity of the individual, a devotion to intellectual and spiritual life, an appreciation for diversity, and a thirst for justice in all endeavors. Loyola Marymount University strives to send forth “men and women for others,” to lead and to serve.

has been in the highest percentile of the APR (Academic Performance Rate) scale among all schools in NCAA Division I. According to the 2008 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 86 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 74 percent for those studentathletes who received athletics aid. Listed are some examples from the 2008-2009 academic year of the academic excellence LMU student-athletes epitomize:

The Student-Athlete Services staff supports all student-athletes in their academic and personal development. The staff provides guidance to each LMU student-athlete in their transition from high school student to college student-athlete.

Tradition of Excellence LMU has a proud reputation of academic excellence among its student-athletes. In the past few years the LMU Athletics Department

Academic Support Student-Athlete Services is located in the Academic Development Center, which is housed in Gersten Pavilion, providing academic sup-

Students who choose LMU for higher learning receive a world-class education on a campus known for its athletic excellence. The LMU Athletics Department is committed to assisting student-athletes achieve their full potential both academically and athletically.

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206 National Scholar-Athletes 18 West Coast Conference All-Academic Recipients 7 Pacific Coast Softball Conference All-Academic Recipients 6 WWPA Women’s All-Academic Recipients 5 WWPA Men’s All-Academic Recipients 3 Pacific Coast Swim Conference All-Academic Recipients 6 CoSIDA District VIII All-Academic Members 1 NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Winner 9 Recipients of Student-Affairs Leadership Awards 1 Recipient of the LMU Presidential Citation

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port for the 400+ student-athletes in 21 sports. The Academic Development Center includes a study area, desktop computers for student-athlete use, and offices for the Student-Athlete Services staff. The Academic Coordinator, Academic Advisor and a Graduate Assistant compose the Student-Athlete Services staff and provide a variety of academic support services, including:

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Academic Monitoring Study Hall Tracking Academic Advising/Registration Academic Tracking/Eligibility Tutorial Referral/Guidance Textbook Support Progress Reports Athletic Hold Maintenance Class Attendance Checks Academic Plan/Contract Travel Support Award and Post Graduate Scholarship Information Leadership and Mentoring Opportunities Life Skills Training and Developmental Workshops/Speakers Collaboration with various Campus Departments

staff:

matt casaNa Dir. of Academic Services (310) 338-1736 mcasana@lmu.edu

At-Risk Students Any student-athlete who earns below a 2.5 GPA in a given semester or enters LMU with a GPA below 3.0 and/or sub 1000 SAT score will be deemed “at risk” and will receive the necessary support to succeed academically at LMU. FIRST YEAR STUDENTS All first semester student-athletes will meet regularly with Student-Athlete Mentors to ensure they assimilate to life as a student-athlete at LMU. In addition, they are expected to attend study hall for a minimum of 4 hours weekly; where they are encouraged to form study groups with fellow students. Finally, first year student-athletes will be enrolled in a one-unit class, LIBA 125, Foundations of Academic Achievement. This seminar course is instructed by Academic Coordinator, Matt Casaña, and serves to foster important lessons in areas such as sports psychology, diversity, nutrition, and stress management.

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Eric wiener Academic Services Assistant (310) 258-8872 ericw6@gmail.com

Sherilyn Frazier Asst. Dir. of Academic Services (310) 258-6594 sherilyn.frazier@lmu.edu

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Athletics medicine:

A Hub of Activity.

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he busiest place per square foot on the campus of Loyola

who graduated from LMU in 1987. “The full time staff we have here

Marymount University is not what one would think. It is not

is the best in the conference. We have the right personalities for LMU

LMU’s on campus commons area, the Lair, University Hall or

and they all genuinely care and are concerned about the student-

the LMU bookstore. It is the LMU Athletics Training Room.

athletes, not just for their injuries and sports they play, but for each person as a whole.

Right around 1,000-square feet, the LMU training room at any given moment in season is what Head Athletics Trainer Keith Ellison calls

“And it is not just my staff. It is the students that make this place

“organized and controlled chaos.” In the height of its busiest time of

great. The student-athletes care and respect what we are doing. With

the year, when all 21 LMU NCAA Division I sports are in action, the

21 sports and just three trainers, it can get difficult in seeing to every

Training Room can make a casual onlooker dizzy.

need of the athletes. But the students understand and respect each other and make this place very, very successful now and in the fu-

However, Ellison, his three full-time assistants, Joe Gonzalez, Beth

ture.”

Drayer, Steven Cortez and 15 student assistants make it look easy. On a given day, the Athletics Training Room will see about half In his 17th-year at LMU and 11th as the Head Athletics Trainer, El-

of the 375 student-athletes at LMU. A given day will include lots of

lison and his staff have turned the LMU training room into a model for

paperwork, therapy for student-athletes recovering from injuries that

the school’s main conference affiliate, the West Coast Conference.

keep them out of competition, appointments with doctors and preand post-practice needs.

“This is a great place to be because of the people,” said Ellison,

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staff: “Our mission is to eliminate the chance for injury. We stress the use of ice and strength and conditioning to reduce the risk of injury. Thus, the traffic in our training room can get very heavy throughout the day,” said Ellison, who has been busy this year. “We have had a lot of different injuries with many different teams. Because of that we have had a lot of traffic in our training room doing rehab and doing the normal stuff to prepare for practice or games.” In addition to providing the best care available in the nation to

Keith Ellison Dir. of Athletic Medicine (310) 338-2874

Joe gonzalez Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2764

beth drayer Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2340

steven Cortez Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-5220

LMU athletes, the training program services the needs of its opponents in a first class manner and provides an opportunity for students in the field of athletic training to earn valuable experience. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, the Training Program provides services that includes a philosophy that places a high value on health and wellness, a program that allows injured student-athletes to return to their sport as soon as medically safe and to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes. The Training Room at LMU features state-of-the-art equipment in a 1,000-square foot sports medicine complex. The equipment includes whirlpools, paraffin bath, ultrasound, muscle stimulation and hydrocalators.

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strength and conditioning:

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Strengthening Champions.

he strength and conditioning program at Loyola Marymount

LMU Strength and Conditioning Mission Statement

University is an essential component of the Athletic depart-

“The LMU Strength and Conditioning Department will help all stu-

ment’s quest for Building Champions. Leading the way in

dent-athletes reach their full athletic potential by developing all as-

developing a strength and conditioning program that will be the basic

pects of their physical and mental fitness. The ten recognized physical

building blocks to forming champions is Head Strength and Condition-

skills to be developed are Cardiovascular and Respiratory endurance,

ing Coach Bobby Harmston, who is in his first year at the helm of the

Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Bal-

program at LMU.

ance, and Accuracy. We will develop these skills by using the following methods: Olympic lifting, strength lifting, body weight calisthenics,

“We are here to train our student-athletes to be, first and foremost,

plyometrics, medicine ball throws, agility work, speed work, stretch-

the best athletically they can be,” said Harmston, who came to LMU in

ing, tumbling routines, metabolic conditioning, and CrossFit workouts.

the summer of 2009. “We will be based around training the student-

LMU’s facility and program reflect the total fitness philosophy of the

athletes at LMU to be fit across all 10 physical skills. We then will be

Lion Strength & Conditioning staff.”

training them to be sport specific athletes after we develop them as an overall athlete.”

“An athlete is only as fit as their weakest skill among the 10 skill sets. We are going to make sure the student-athlete is prepared for

Harmston, and his staff of assistant coaches Ciara Carl and Geno

every possible physical contingincy that can come up during their time

DiRosario, have developed a mission statement that is based around

as an athlete. If agility is their weakest area, they will only be as fit as

the 10 recognized physical skills.

their agility allows them to be,” said Harmston. “Our philosophy will be based around 100-percent intensity no matter the work out so that

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they can maximize all 10 of the physical skill sets.”

staff:

While Harmston states intensity is the core to the program, he has developed a 10-part philosophy (credited to Ethan Reeve, Director of Strength and Conditioning at Wake Forest University), which includes: 1. Emphasize Core Strength 2. Train with Ground-Based Lifts and Bodyweight Calisthenics 3. Incorporation, Not Isolation, Train Movement, Not Muscles 4. Train for Power - Power is the Function of Strength and Speed 5. Train Athleticism 6. Train Attitude

bobby harmston Head Strength Coach (310) 338-7690

7. Train the Push and Pull Together 8. Utilize Both Single and Double-Limb Lifts 9. Make Workouts Short and Intense 10. Encourage Self Motivation “Our vision for the first year is to start everyone off at day one, of week one in year one so that we can establish a proper foundation for the student-athletes strength and conditioning,” said Harmston. “We want to slowly implement the program and create the environment that is indicative of a Division-I athletic program. The short term is to get the program implemented. The long term is to have the fittest athletes in college athletics. We have the program, staff and support to do that here at LMU.” For detailed information on the program, visit www.LMULions.com.

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Ciara Carl Asst. Strength Coach (310) 338-5796

Gino del rosario Asst. Strength Coach (310) 338-5796

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LMU athletics facilities:

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he athletics facilities at Loyola Marymount University have seen a little of everything in the almost 70 years while in its current Westchester location. From the 1984 Olympic games to LMU basketball to the World Cup and everything in between, the LMU athletics facilities have become home to the best and it continues to get better. Thanks to continued commitment by the University, the Athletics Complex over the next two years will show lots of growth. It started this summer when the University allocated office and meeting space to Lion Athletics within the Dorothy and Thomas E. Leavey Center on the Westchester campus. The Leavey Center will become home to 15 of the Lions’ 21 varsity program in the newly remodeled and modern office complex. With six suites on two floors in the heart of the LMU campus, Athletics at Leavey joins an impressive list of facilities. At the center is Albert Gersten Pavilion, home to LMU basketball, volleyball and the administrative offices. The facility also includes the Academics Center, the LMU Training Room, LMU Weight Room, locker room facilities, and LMU Media Room - all of which will undergo renovations over the next two years. In addition to Gersten Pavilion, the complex includes George Page Stadium, Sullivan Field, the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center, the Jane Bove Boathouse, Smith Field, the LMU Tennis Complex and the Thomas Higgins Short Game Center. Each facility has undergone modifications and improvements since 2000, including the newest competition venue on campus, Smith Field, which opened in 2006. Other competitive venues have been added in the last 10 years, including the George P. Kading and Morris A. Pivaroff Tournament Court at the LMU Tennis Center in 2004, the Boathouse in 2002 and the Burns Aquatics Center in 2001. In addition to the playing “fields,” other facilities have been added to enhance the Athletics’ Complex. The Higgins Short Game Center was completed in 2006 for the men’s golf team. At Page Stadium, the LMU Batting Cage

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leavey center

Athletics Coaches Offices • Opened: 2008 Notes: 7,000 square feet of office and meeting space to Lion Athletics within the Dorothy and Thomas E. Leavey Center. Six suites to be used by men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, volleyball, softball, men’s crew, women’s rowing, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country/track

and Weight Room was completed in 2007, Pride Park at the entrance to the stadium in 2004 and the Mikos Blue Monster in leftfield in 2001. Sullivan Field had new turf and new bleachers installed this summer while a new scoreboard was added in 2005. Gersten also had a new playing surface installed in 2009, lower seating sections replaced in 2007 and a state-of-the-art sound system in 2006. More is on the horizon. Construction for a new weight room facility with locker rooms for baseball, softball and soccer is scheduled to start soon and new training room and locker room suites in Gersten are scheduled within the next 24 months. To help continue LMU’s facility growth, go online at LMULions.com and click on Building Champions.

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Albert Gersten Pavilion Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Women’s Volleyball • Opened: 1981 Capacity: 4,156 • Largest Crowd: 4,525 (Feb. 20, 1988) • Notes: Weightlifting venue for 1984 Olympics; Host of highest scoring NCAA game

george c. page stadium Baseball • Opened: 1983 Capacity: 1,000 • Notes: Batting cage and weight facility built in 2007; Pride Park built in 2004; Mikos Blue Monster built in 2001

sullivan field

burns aquatics center

Men’s and Women’s Soccer • Opened: 1990 Capacity: 2,000 • Notes: New bench back seating in 2008; new turf in 2008; new scoreboard in 2006; Training site for FC Barcelona in 2006

Men’s and Women’s Water Polo; Women’s Swimming • Opened: 2000 Capacity: 1,000 • Notes: Hosted 2002 and 2005 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships; Teams have won 12 conference titles since it opened

Smith Field

LMU Tennis Center

Softball • Opened: 2006 Capacity: 500 • Notes: Newest competitive venue for athletics; team won 2007 PCSC title; built with gift from Mike and Patty Smith family

Men’s and Women’s Tennis • Opened: n/a Capacity: 400 • Notes: Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading Tournament Court and stadium seating was built in 2003; new scoreboard in 2007

higgins short game center

jane browne bove boathouse

Men’s Golf Practice Facility • Opened: 2006 Notes: The state-of-the-art facility will be named in the honor of Thomas Higgins, S.J.; Includes 5,900-square feet of synthetic turf, nine different pins, two bunkers

Men’s Crew and Women’s Rowing • Opened: 2002 Notes: The Jane Browne Bove Boathouse was completed in 2002 and the facility includes two boat bays, a work area, an office, a new dock and restrooms. The boathouse is part of beautiful Marina del Rey, Calif. LMU Women’s Volleyball

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inside LMU athletics and campus map: Athletics Offices/Facilities ATO Athletics’ Ticket Office........................ H-7 BSF Baseball Storage Facility.....................I-10 Batting Cages & Weight Room REC Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center.H-7 Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Offices Women’s Swimming Offices GER Gersten Pavilion................................... H-8 Athletics Director, Academic Services, Administration Offices, Training Room HGC Higgins Short Game Center................. J-8 Men’s Golf Practice Facility LEV Leavey Center....................................... F-6 Men’s & Women’s Soccer....1st Floor-Suite A Crew/Rowing....................... 1st Floor-Suite B Men’s Golf .......................... 1st Floor-Suite B Cross Country/Track ............ 1st Floor-Suite B Reception............................ 1st Floor-Suite B Men’s Basketball.................2nd Floor-Suite E Men’s & Women’s Tennis ... 2nd Floor-Suite F Baseball............................. 2nd Floor-Suite G Volleyball .......................... 2nd Floor-Suite G Softball ............................. 2nd Floor-Suite G Women’s Basketball .......... 2nd Floor-Suite H LVF Leavey Field.......................................... D-6 Soccer Practice Field

Athletics Competition Venues GER Gersten Pavilion................................... H-8 Men’s & Women’s Basketball Women’s Volleyball LTC LMU Tennis Center.................................I-8 Men’s & Women’s Tennis PBS Page Stadium.........................................I-9 Baseball POOL Burns Aquatics Center......................... H-7 Men’s & Women’s Water Polo Women’s Swimming SUF Sullivan Field...................................... H-10 Men’s & Women’s Soccer SMF Smith Field..............................................I-8 Softball

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GAME DAY/VISITOR Parking General Parking.................................... F-9 Media/Handicap Parking..................... H-8 Must have pass/credential Handicap Parking................................. H-8 Must have pass General Parking................................... H-6 After 5 p.m. when gate is up Drollinger Parking Plaza...................... D-7 U-Hall Visitor Parking........................ A-10

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ONCAMPUS DINING Founders Pavilion..................................I-2 Pete’s Arena Hannon Loft.......................................... F-8 Sports Pub

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Malone Student Center....................... H-4 Bookstore, The Lair Marketplace Jamba Juice University Hall...................................... A-9 Bookstore, Lions Corner Café, Roski Dining, Crimson Lion McKay Hall............................................ F-7 Iggy’s Diner

Campus Facilities BIR Birds Nest................................................. I-1 BUR Burns Fine Art Center............................. G-6 Murphy Recital Hall & Laband Gallery BAN Burns Fine Art Annex............................... F-6 CPL Central Plant............................................ F-4 CCC Child Care Center.................................... E-9 COM Communication Arts................................ F-6 DAU Daum Hall................................................J-4 DHA Daum Hall Annex......................................J-4 DOO Doolan Hall............................................... I-6 EST East Hall...................................................J-6 EDC Engineering Design Center.......................J-6 FAN Foley Annex (Public Safety)..................... H-5 FMA Facilities Management..............................J-7 FMC F.M. Craft Shops.......................................J-7 FMT F.M. Transportation...................................J-7 FOL Foley Building (Shrub Theatre)................. H-5 GRE Greenhouse.............................................. I-5 HIL Hilton Center for Business....................... E-4 JES Jesuit Community.................................... E-3 MAL Malone Student Center.......................... H-4 NOR North Hall (Del Rey Theatre)......................J-5 PER Pereira Hall of Engineering........................ I-6

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Pereira Annex...........................................J-6 Research Annex........................................J-5 Sacred Heart Chapel................................ F-2 Seaver Science Hall................................. H-6 South Hall.................................................J-5 St. Roberts Hall........................................ F-4 University Hall......................................... A-9 Ahmanson Auditorium University Pool & Building Von der Ahe Library................................ G-5 Xavier Hall (Admissions/Financial Aid)...... F-2

DES DOH DRN DRS HAN HUE LV4 LV5 LV6 MCC MCK OMA RAI ROS SUL TEN WHE

Campus Housing Desmond Hall........................................... I-3 Doheny Hall..............................................J-4 Del Rey North..........................................1-2 Del Rey South........................................... I-2 Hannon Apts........................................... F-8 Huesman Hall........................................... I-4 Leavey 4 Apts......................................... C-6 Leavey 5 Apts..........................................B-7 Leavey 6 Apts......................................... C-7 McCarthy Hall......................................... D-5 McKay Hall.............................................. F-7 O’Malley Apts......................................... C-5 Rains Hall................................................ D-6 Rosecrans Hall.......................................... I-3 Sullivan Hall.............................................. I-5 Tendrich Hall............................................ F-8 Whelan Hall............................................ H-2

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Lion Game Day:

Feel the Roar. ORIGIN OF THE LION

LionPride

Although its origin is somewhat clouded, the Lion mascot has been synonymous with Loyola Marymount University for more than 70 years. According to the Oct. 5, 1923 edition of the school newspaper, the Los Angeles Loyolan, the Lion mascot was suggested by an enthusiastic fan after 1919 when St. Vincent’s College became Loyola College. Noting the Loyola football player’s fierce competitiveness, that unknown fan described the Loyola players as Lions. The name did not generate too much popularity and the Loyola athletic nickname remained “Loyolan’s” until 1923. At that time, the article explains, the college wished to inspire new pride in its athletes and fans. Noting the success of nicknames for other colleges, the college opted to give the Lion’s nickname a rebirth. Calling the old Lion mascot “mistreated and forgotten,” the article explains that the Lion would officially find its way into all college songs and cheers. The Lion has remained firmly entrenched in Loyola lore to this very day. An alternative origin story traces the nickname to the abundance of actual mountain lions which roamed Westchester when Loyola College moved here in 1927. The area remained widely unpopulated and teemed with wildlife when the school moved atop the bluffs. School officials reportedly adopted the nickname because mountain lions inhabited the area when ground was broken.

This organization is the official student booster club of LMU athletics. Seen throughout the athletic season, LionPride has been a major reason for record student attendance the last several years. With more than 1,000 members this year, LionPride will be a factor at LMU events. Open to all students enrolled at LMU, LionPride offers free admission to all home regular season athletic events, opportunity to participate in in-game promotions, drawings for valuable prizes and much, much more, including the LionPride T-Shirt. In addition, LionPride makes its way to road games thanks to multiple road trips through out the year.

PEP BAND In what many consider its first appearance at any LMU athletic event, the LMU Pep Band broke onto the scene late in the 2001-02 season. Bringing energy and atmosphere to athletics events, the Pep Band is the latest addition to making LMU the best place to play and watch. Making up the 35-member band, with more members on the way, are LMU students from all backgrounds. The band is in its sixth year.

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CHEER TEAM The Loyola Marymount University Cheer Squad became the an official varsity sport sponsored by LMU in the Summer of 2005 and are a co-ed competition team that performs annually at the USA Nationals. Serving as a “Spirit Squad” for men’s basketball when the university was known as Loyola, the current cheer team has grown to a service-oriented organization that not only appears and supports all 21 LMU athletic teams and events, but performs community service. The cheer squad has continued to impress with its overall in game routines with advanced tumbling, stunt and dance performances. In addition to providing support to the teams during the games, the squad will once again perform halftime and timeout routines. This year’s squad includes Amanda Barthel, Elise Blecker, Kristen Cirillo, Ashley Cordes, Heather Dahlgren, Jovan Dansberry, Natasha Grabowski, Lisa Green, Amber Hansen, Taylor Harvey, Penelope Horan, Brantley Jittu, Nicole Lanz, Thomas Miller, Katie Mollica, Nicole Stadell, Greeg Von Muellner, Alexis Whitesides and Kirsten Yetzke.

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inside LMU history of lmu athletics:

Decades of Champions.

1890 – 1910 Then known as St. Vincent’s College, the school is known on record as having a football team and a basketball team. The year 1889 is shown to be the first game of football while the 1906 season was the first for basketball. The records show the Lions going 5-0 as a basketball team in 1906. 1910-1930 Loyola College was founded in 1911 as an outgrowth of St. Vincent’s College, the first college in Los Angeles. In 1924 the College opened a new gym on the old St. Vincent’s campus. A year later the Lions post first season with double-digit wins in basketball, going 10-7 in the 1924-25 season. Coached by Harold “Bill” Hess, the Lions had wins over Woodbury Business College, Cal Tech and the Hollywood All-Stars. In the fall of 1925, George Casey became the third head coach of St. Vincent’s, finishing his only year as coach 6-5. In 1926 the school played in its first overtime game, a 2016 loss to Whittier. They win their first overtime game a year later, a 16-14 victory against California Christian College. Then in 1928, the then Loyola College moved to its current location on the Westchester bluff and two years later became Loyola University. Loyola Law School, located in downtown Los Angeles, was founded in 1920. 1930s In the 1930s Loyola established its new campus on the bluff in Westchester while basketball greats Pete Newell and Phil Woolpert began their legendary careers as Lions. While Loyola discontinues the men’s basketball program for four seasons during the great depression, it is hockey of all sports that emerges as Loyola’s top program, thanks in large part to the use of its football players as hockey players. The first college hockey league started in 1927 and while increasing in popularity, it became part of the official athletic program of multiple southern California schools, thus the formation of the Southern California Intercollegiate Hockey League. USC dominated the league, winning 36 straight before Loyola, led by Head Coach Tom Lieb, snapped that streak on March 6 of 1932, beginning one of fiercer rivalries of its day. Then in the 1934-35 season, the Lions knocked off USC in the prestigious Yosemite Tournament for the first time and then went on to defeat the Trojans for Loyola’s first conference crown. As the league grew, the main attraction continued to be the games between Loyola and USC, “as the two teams were in a class by themselves.” The 1935-36 season was the year college hockey really caught on. The final game between Loyola and USC for the Pacific

Coast title was a double overtime thriller in front of 4,000 fans. The Lions won their second PCHC championship in a row. The Lions would then win their third league title in a row in a three-game playoff in 1937, winning two games to one. With World War II on the horizon, Loyola would drop hockey in 1941 and college hockey in Southern California would slowly break apart. 1940s In 1941, the Lions face in-town rival Pepperdine for the first time in the two program’s histories. They faced each other twice in the 1940-41 season, with Loyola winning both, 30-18 and 43-23. In that season, both Pete Newell and Phil Woolpert suited up for the Lions. The two Loyola greats went on to become legends in the coaching profession, leading college teams to NCAA National Championships. In 1948-1949, Loyola went on to its first 20-win season, posting a 22-14 record under coach Scotty McDonald. The Lions would see their longest winning streak at that time of 10 games. The season included the first game in Alumni Gymnasium, the Lions’ home until the 1981-82 season when the Lions moved to Gersten Pavilion. 1950s The 1950s started with one of best football seasons in school history as the team, led by future NFL star Don Klosterman, finished the season 8-1, losing to Santa Clara 28-26 and missing out on a trip to the Orange Bowl. Klosterman would go on to earn All-America honors in 1952. A member of that team, Bob Boyd, former Loyola football and track great, captured the 1950 NCAA men’s track championship in the 100-yard dash. He later played

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seven seasons as a tight end for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams, helping the team to the 1951 World Title. The Lions men’s basketball team advanced to their first collegiate sponsored postseason tournament, competing for the NAIA National Championship. The Lions posted a 16-9 record and were selected to participate in the NAIA Tournament where they faced San Francisco State in the first round. With a 57-56 win, the Lions moved on to face Southwestern (KS) in the second round. Southwestern won, 83-79. Then in 1956, the Lions joined the California Basketball Association, which two years later formed the West Coast Athletic Conference. Loyola finished the CBA with a 9-5 record, second in the conference.

inside LMU points, averaging 18.8 points in his career at LMU. The 1960s ended with the final curtain call of the football team as they went on to win the 1969 National Club Football National championship with an 8-1 record.

1960s In 1960, Loyola men’s basketball tied for first with a 9-3 record in the West Coast Athletic Conference. The title was shared with Santa Clara, who defeated the Lions in a playoff game to end the season. The Lions closed the regular season with eight straight wins. Then in 1961, LMU basketball had a record breaking season for the Lions, earning their second 20-win season, finishing 20-7 overall and earning their first-ever out-right WCAC title with a 10-2 mark. Loyola started the season 3-4, but responded with 17 wins in their final 20 games, including a nine-game winning streak. It was the Lions’ first trip to the NCAA tournament, a date in the Far West Regional at Portland. The Lions fell to Utah, 91-75 in the first round, and fell to the consolation bracket. Utah, who Loyola defeated in exhibition play 85-64 earlier in the season, went on to the Final Four. Loyola defeated USC, 69-67, to earn their 20th win of the season. It was head coach William Donovan’s final year at the helm of the Lions. In his eight years as coach, he earned 107 wins, the most among all LMU coaches. In 1964 Hugh Miller Foley rowed in the 1964 Olympics. He was a member of the Rowing Eight with Coxswain Team that won the Gold Medal. In 1968, NBA coach Rick Adelman finished his three-year playing career with 1,425

1970s The University merged with Marymount College to become Loyola Marymount University and in 1971 women’s athletics begins to appear as the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women is formed to plan, govern and promote the growing number of college tournaments for women athletes. That same year the fiveplayer, full-court game and the 30-second shot clock is introduced to women’s basketball. And then one year later one of the most important pieces of legislation for women’s athletics is put into place as Congress passes Title IX, setting into motion the Lions success to come in women’s sports. Title IX officially went into effect on June 21, 1975. In 1973, Marv Wood’s baseball squad brought LMU its first West Coast Conference Championship after a 13-game win streak allowed the Lions to clinch the title on the final weekend of the season over second place Santa Clara. USC knocked off the Lions and Cal State Los Angeles in the NCAA District 8 regionals and eventually won its fourth consecutive national championship. In 1976 the first full scholarship for a female is given and LMU adds its first varsity program in Women’s Tennis as alum Jamie Sanchez begins the program with a 13-6 record. They went on to win a conference championship (AIAW), the first in women’s programs at LMU. They went 10-0 and won the title in 1977 and 1978 as they combined for a record of 28-2 in conference play. 1980s The decade started with men’s basketball earning a bid to the NCAA West Regional, losing to Arizona State in the first round, 99-71.

Women (AIAW) is dissolved. In Women’s Tennis, the Lions finished 12th in the nation in their division as Debbie Delgado is first recipient of All-American status. Paul Sunderland, who played both volleyball and basketball at LMU, went on to earn All-America honors in volleyball at LMU and then played 10 years of the U.S. National Volleyball Team, earning U.S. Player of the Year honors three times (1978, 79, 82). He played in the 1978 and 1982 World Championships and then as a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team, he helped the team to the Gold Medal. Paul Westhead is hired as head coach of the men’s basketball team, replacing Ed Goorjian, who coached from 1980-1985. In his first season, he leads the Lions back to the postseason for the first time since 1980. In 1985, US International and LMU begin a four-year series that would result in the highest scoring games in NCAA history. After defeating USIU 84-65 in January of 1985, the “track meets” would begin. In Westhead’s first season in 1985-86, the Lions would defeat USIU 151-107. The 1986 LMU baseball team had the best season in program history. It was also one of the best overall seasons of all time for LMU Athletics. Following a 1985 season in which the Lions did not have a winning record at 27-28, the program performed one of the best turnarounds in LMU athletics history. They finished the season with a program-best 50 wins and wrapped up the season at 50-15, a 23-game improvement from the previous year. LMU produced a 13-game winning streak from March 21 through April 11, and won 20 of 21 games in the middle of the season. With the winning streak came the nation’s top ranking by the ESPN/Collegiate Baseball National Poll. The Lions never looked back, finishing tied with Pepperdine for first place in the West Coast Athletic Conference at 19-5, setting up a one game playoff to determine the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Regional. Played at Jackie Robinson Stadium on the campus of UCLA, the Lions defeated the Waves 14-9 to earn the bid to the NCAA West Regional. LMU would reel off its next four games, fighting through four separate elimination games to earn a bid to the school’s first appearance in the College World Series. On May 30, the Lions opened up their first World Series trip with a 4-3 win over perennial power LSU, to earn a two-day rest and play in the winner’s bracket. The Lions played the University of Arizona on June 2 and lost a heartbreaker 7-5 to drop to the elimination bracket to face Oklahoma State. The Cowboys were too much for the Lions, as they went on to an 11-5 win. Tim Layana was a member of the 1990 World Series Champion Cincinnati Reds. The Lions would return to the postseason in 1987, 1988 and 1989.

Then in 1981, with the opportunity for women to compete at the collegiate level, LMU athletes waste no time in making their mark. Therese Kozlowski ran a time of 17:34.9 to win the 1981 AIAW Individual National Championship in cross country while women’s volleyball begins as a varsity program at LMU with the NCAA hosting as a championship in 1981. The banner year continued as the Women’s Rowing Varsity Four team won the 1980-81 National Championship and the brand new Gersten Pavilion opened as home to the Lions and went on to host events with the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The year prior to the Olympics, the NCAA takes over women’s sports as Concluding the 1985-86 season, men’s basketball the National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for found themselves in the NIT for the first time in school LMU Women’s Volleyball

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inside LMU Santa Clara, 75-70. The Lions finished 20-11 on the season, following a 120-101 loss to Arkansas in the first round of the NCAA tournament in the Midwest Region held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis. The 1980s would conclude with another national title as the women’s rowing varsity four took home their second national championship.

history. Traveling to Berkeley, Calif., to face the Bears in the first round, the Lions would begin a successful end to the 1980s decade that made a habit of winning in the postseason. The Lions defeated Cal 80-75 to advance in a postseason tournament. LMU would fall to Wyoming 99-90 to end Westhead’s first season at 19-11 and 10-4 in the WCAC (second). Also in 1986, the women’s volleyball team won the WCC and advance to the NCAAs, where they topped UCLA in first round action before falling to Stanford in the second round. The Lions finished the 1986 season 24-8 and 10-2 in WCC play in their final season under Coach Nancy Fortner. One year later, the Hank Gathers and Bo Kimble era of Lions’ basketball began with a 114-78 win over Tennessee Tech. The season would finish as the Lions’ best in winning percentage, finishing with a 28-4 mark and a perfect 14-0 in the WCAC. The 1987-88 season would include a 25-game winning streak, the best in school history. The fast-break offense began to take hold, as the Lions scored in triple figures in all but nine of their 32 games. The Lions would clinch their first WCAC regular season championship since the ‘60s and their first Tournament Championship with a 104-96 win over Santa Clara in the WCAC Championship game. LMU advances to the NCAA tournament, and earns its first win in the “Big Dance,” a 119-115 win over Wyoming, who two years earlier knocked the Lions out of the NIT. Playing in the West Sub-Regional in Salt Lake City, Utah, LMU would be a surprise opponent in the second round against power North Carolina. The Tar Heels would dismiss the Lions 123-97.

1990 The 1990s started the way the 80s ended, fast. In addition to their 28 games scoring in triple digits, men’s basketball earned its third straight WCC title and trip to the NCAA tournament. In finishing 26-6, the Lions advanced further than any team in school history by reaching the Elite Eight in the NCAA Championships. However, tragedy marked the Lions’ cinderella run. On March 4, 1990 in the second round of the WCC Tournament, the Lions took a 25-13 lead on Portland following All-American Hank Gathers’ dunk on an alley-oop from Terrell Lowery. Gathers would collapse to the floor and would not regain consciousness. Gathers would be pronounced dead later that evening at Marina del Rey’s Daniel Freeman Hospital. The WCC Tournament would be cancelled and the Lions would be named champion, earning the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. A long shot and seeded No. 11 in the West Region, the Lions went on to beat New Mexico State, defending national champion Michigan and Alabama before falling to the eventual national champions, UNLV, 131-101. The run in the 1990 tournament will long be remembered, however, with the image of Gathers’ teammate and longtime friend Bo Kimble shooting the first free throw left-handed - a switch from his normal right-handed shot. Kimble made every shot he took left-handed.

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A year later, Stratos and the West Coast Conference Champion Lions celebrated the most successful season in program history. The Lions had advanced to the NCAA’s Sweet Sixteen and finished among the nation’s top-10 in the final AVCA rankings. Dating back to the 1994 season, the Lions had racked up 31 straight WCC victories. LMU went a perfect 14-0 in WCC play for the second straight season in 1996, earning Stratos his third consecutive WCC Coach of the Year selection. He was the first coach in the history of the conference to earn the nod three straight years. He was also named the AVCA District Coach of the Year. Kim Blankinship joined Stratos in earning WCC accolades, as the Lions’ senior was named the 1996 WCC Player of the Year. Tracy Holman and Sarah Noriega, along with Blankinship, were All-WCC first-team and AVCA All-District

Months after basketball’s historic run, baseball captured sole possession of the league title for the first time in 17 years, LMU breezed to its third consecutive postseason appearance. The Lions posted 45 wins, the second highest total in school history. LMU representatives were honored with WCC Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Coach of the Year accolades by the league.

In the fall of 1991, Gina Eron becomes the first Lion to win the West Coast Conference individual title by The Lions earned their second consecutive WCAC Tourrunning a time of 19:15 and men’s crew wins the Light nament Championship in 1989 with another win over Weight Four Pacific Coast Championship. Two years later, the women’s volleyball accumulated a 23-7 overall record and finished second in the WCC (113). For the first time in program history, LMU entered the nation’s top-25, ranked No. 24 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll and No. 22 by Volleyball Monthly. The glimpse of success in 1993 opened the door to the Lions dominating the WCC in women’s volleyball for the next three seasons. In 1994, they garnered the first of three consecutive WCC Championships with a 19-10 overall mark and a 12-2 conference record,

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earning a NCAA tournament appearance. Head Coach Steve Stratos then led LMU to its second straight WCC title and NCAA tournament appearance in 1995 with a perfect 14-0 record, the first in school history.

selections. The Lions finished the regular season 25-2 and earned a bye in the first round of the NCAAs. A second-round win over UC Santa Barbara sent the Lions to the Sweet Sixteen, where they faced a tough Washington State squad. Despite the efforts of NCAA Pacific Regional All-Tournament selections Blankinship (21 kills, 11 digs) and Noriega (30 kills, four blocks), the Lions fell 3-1. LMU finished the banner 1996 campaign with an overall record of 26-3, winning 16 of its final 17 matches and 26 of its last 28. The AVCA ranked the Lions ninth in the final 1996 poll, though LMU had climbed as high as sixth in the nation during the season. In 1997, Sarah Noriega became the first player to earn AVCA All-America first-team honors as well as Volleyball Magazine All-America second-team accolades. She was the WCC Player of the Year in 1997 after being

inside LMU That same year, men’s soccer earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. The Lions compiled a seven game winning streak during the season, including a 1-0 victory at #11 UCLA. It marked the program’s first win over UCLA, who it would face again in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, falling in a heartbreaking 3-2 double overtime decision. The Lions were ranked as high as #16 in the polls and finished the season with a 9-7-2 record. Also making waves in 2001 was men’s water polo as they won their first Western Water Polo Association Championship by defeating UC San Diego 4-2 in the final of the annual tournament. The Lions went on to the NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championship at Stanford and lost to UCLA 7-5 in the semifinals. They defeated UMass 14-6 in the consolation final to finish third. The men were as dominant in the pool as the women, winning four titles in six years - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005.

named an All-WCC first-team selection for the third consecutive season. Noriega was a three-time AllDistrict VIII honoree, LMU’s Female Athlete of the Year (1997-98), a participant at the U.S. Olympic Festival (1995), a World Games participant, and 2000 Olympian. In her final year as a Lion, Noriega was recognized as the AVCA National Player of the Week twice (Oct. 6 and Nov. 10). On November 7, 1997, Noriega set the NCAA record for most kills in a four-game match with 47 against San Diego, a mark which still stands today. Second-year Head Coach Frank Cruz guided the Lions to their first WCC title in eight years in 1998. With the nation’s 16th best recruiting class, nearly all of which were freshmen. LMU edged rival Pepperdine by a half game for the conference crown earning the NCAA automatic bid to the West Regional at Stanford. Freshman Michael Schultz nearly no-hit Stanford in the first round (Stanford was ranked No. 2 in the nation) shutting out the Cardinal through the seventh inning. Schultz and freshman catcher Scott Walter were named WCC Pitcher and Player of the Year, the first time in WCC history freshmen from the same school garnered the awards. With their youth, the Lions would become the Lions third team to claim titles in three straight years. They successfully defended their conference crown, defeating Pepperdine in a three-game series for the WCC Championship at Page Stadium. The victory helped LMU win back-to-back titles for the first time in program history. LHP Billy Traber led the team and the WCC with 135 strikeouts while earning firstteam All-WCC honors. Anthony Angel also earned first-team honors, the only member of the squad to do so in two consecutive seasons. 2000 The new century began with baseball’s continued dominance as they had one of the most complete teams

since the 1986 College World Series team. The Lions won their third straight WCC title and their eighth NCAA bid. In 2000, women’s volleyball continued their pursuit of excellence by starting the season on a seven-match winning streak which propelled them to a season-best No. 21 AVCA ranking (Sept. 4). Success of the program has carried over into individual honors as well. Among the program’s top athletes and graduates, Stratos coached Loyola Marymount’s two AVCA AllAmerica first-team honorees, Sarah Noriega (1994-97) and Sarah McFarland (1997-00). As a member of the U.S. National Volleyball team that qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Sarah Noriega became the third Lion to participate in the Olympic Games. Noriega became a key member of the U.S. National team in 1998. She was named team MVP for her efforts that season in 1999. As a member of the 2000 Olympic squad, Noriega finished the summer fourth on the team with 185 kills and a .393 kill percentage. Her serves wreaked havoc for opponents throughout the Summer Games as her 17 service aces ranked second best on the team. In 2001, women’s basketball earned the program’s first postseason tournament bid with an invitation to the NIT, setting up future success for the team. In addition, Edit Pakay won the West Coast Conference with a time of 17:58 in women’s cross country and women’s water polo, who was in just their fourth year of competition at LMU, finished with the program’s first 20-win season and its first-ever WWPA title thanks to a 7-6 win over UC Davis in the championship game. The win set in motion the most successful stretch by any program in LMU history. The Lions would go on to win five straight titles - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 - reaching the NCAA National Championship game in 2004 thanks to a win over Stanford in the NCAA semifinals. It was the first time in program history to play in a national championship game at the NCAA Division I level.

In 2002 the women’s soccer team earned their first bid to the NCAA Tournament and women’s tennis won the program’s first West Coast Conference Championship by knocking off nine-time defending champion and rival Pepperdine. The conference crown gave the Lions the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Also in 2002, the Lions earned their second straight invitation to the NCAA Tournament after winning 14 games in the regular season, including a 2-0 win over #3 UCLA. LMU started the season with an 11-0-2 record, climbing to #7 in the national rankings. As a result of a strong regular season, LMU hosted its first

ever postseason game, with the Lions picking up their first NCAA Tournament victory with a 1-0 win over Cal State Northridge. Andres Murriagui and Arturo Torres became the first All-Americans in program history and Jeff Kovar was named an Academic All-American. The Lions returned to the NCAAs again in 2003 and 2004. In 2004, women’s basketball claimed the programs first West Coast Conference Championship, earning its first trip to the NCAA tournament. They finished the season 24-6 overall and 13-1 in the WCC action, winning the final 15 games of the regular season, including the WCC tournament. The WCC tournament champions lost to Baylor in the NCAA regional as Kate LMU Women’s Volleyball

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inside LMU Murray was named WCC Player of the Year and WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Adrianne Slaughter was the MVP of the WCC tournament while Head Coach Julie Wilhoit was WCC and Region 8 Coach of the Year. (WBB-2004-WCC Champs) After women’s basketball reached a milestone in March of 2004, three months later, women’s water polo added to LMU’s history. The Lions earned a 5-4 win over second ranked Stanford in the semifinals of the 2004 NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship to advance to the national title game. It was the first time any LMU team in more than 90 years of intercollegiate sports played in a title game sponsored by the NCAA. The Lions went on to drop a heartbreaker to USC, 10-8, to finish second.The Lions advanced to the NCAA tournament thanks to their fourth straight WWPA title, earning a 7-3 win at the Burns Recreation and Aquatics Center on the LMU campus on April 25. Devon Wright earned WWPA Player of the Year honors while Head Coach John Loughran claimed his fourth straight Coach of the Year title. Teresa Guidi became the first women’s water polo player to earn first-team All-American honors. That summer a pair of Lions participated in the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Christine Robinson and Rachel Riddell both played for the Canadian Olympic team that season. As 2004 continued, men’s water polo earned back-toback WWPA titles thanks to a 6-3 win over Redlands in the WWPA tournament held at Davis, CA. The Lions finished with the second most wins in program history at 21-11, defeating Princeton 6-5 to finish third in the NCAA Championships. Endre Rex-Kiss was named MVP of the WWPA while also earning second-team All-America honors. They then became the fourth team in LMU history to earn three straight conference titles, defeating UC San Diego 7-6 at the Burns Center in the WWPA Championships. The Lions fell to Stanford at the NCAA Championship in a heartbreaker, 7-6 but responded to defeat St. Francis in the third place game, 10-6. They finished the season 19-16 overall and Endre Rex-Kiss earned second-team All-America honors after finishing second in LMU history with 261 career goals. In the spring of 2005, softball won the program’s second PCSC title in three years and this time earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, the program’s first trip to the postseason. Also that spring, women’s water polo team set the record for wins, posting an impressive 30-7 overall record as they won their fifth straight Western Water Polo Association championship. No team in LMU history has won five straight conference titles. LMU would advance to their fifth straight NCAA Women’s Water Polo Championship The 2005-2006 season saw LMU win its first-ever West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Cup for best overall athletics program in the conference. Part of that

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season saw Laura Mickelson placed fourth in the NCAA West Regional in the 5,000-meter to qualify for the NCAA Track Championships. She placed 22nd overall. Men’s basketball, in the first season under Head Coach Rodney Tention, advanced to the program’s first WCC Tournament Championship since 1989, with three players earning firstteam All-WCC honors. The Lions finished the WCC season at 8-6, defeated Saint Mary’s in the WCC Tournament Semifinals to advance to the WCC title game where they fell to fourth-ranked Gonzaga at the buzzer, the ninth game of the season decided on the final play or overtime. Senior Wes Wardrop and juniors Brandon Worthy and Matthew Knight all earned first-team All-WCC honors for leading the Lions to the WCC Basketball Championship game. Further history was made in 2005-06 when men’s golf won their first-ever West Coast Conference Championship. Freshman Brian Locke was the first Lion to win the individual championship as he was also named Freshman of the Year in the conference. The Lions would then place sixth in the NCAA West Regional to earn the program’s first trip to the NCAA Championships as they placed among the top 30 programs in the country. Matching golf that spring was women’s rowing with their first WCC Championship. In the fall of 2006, women’s soccer returned to the NCAA tournament for the second time in program history, led by WCC Defender of the Year Joslyn Slovek. Laura Mickelson was at it again as she won the individual WCC Cross Country Championship by more than a minute. That year also marked the 30th year Anniversary for women’s tennis, the longest running women’s program in LMU history. Since championships were created by the NCAA in 1981-82 for women’s programs, LMU women have won 20 of LMU’s 36 conference titles and have earned 21 NCAA tournament bids. The Lions most recent success was seen from their softball program as they finished its 2007 season with a program best 47-18 record, claiming their third PCSC title. In addition, the Lions won their first and second ever NCAA Tournament games, knocking UC Santa Barbara and UCLA out of the Los Angeles Regional before falling to Hawaii in the Regional final. LMU destroyed the competition in the PCSC, winning the conference with an 18-2 record, 6.5 games ahead of second place. Christine Foley was named Player of the Year, Tiffany Pagano was named Pitcher of the Year, Melissa Dykema was named Freshman of the Year and Gary Ferrin was named the Coach of the Year.

Capping 2007 was women’s water polo as the Lions won their sixth WWPA Championship in seven years and finished the season ranked seventh in the nation. Senior Stacia Peterson is named WWPA Player of the Year, Third-Team All-American and becomes just the seventh student-athlete overall and just the second female to earn CoSIDA Academic All-American honors. In the fall of 2007, the LMU men’s water polo team won their fifth WWPA title in seven years despite the youngest roster in program history. The Lions defeated UC Davis 7-6 in the title game as freshmen Tibor Forai and Andy Stevens, along with junior Mark Milovic, earned All-America honors. Also in the 2007-08 season, the women’s swimming program overcame a huge deficit to claim their first Pacific Coast Swim Conference Championship. The Lions completed their first perfect season at 9-0 while Rebecca Plume, Alex Wike and Alicia Witter earned individual conference titles. All told, 11 swimmers earned All-PCSC honors in 2008. Capping the year was the women’s rowing team as their Lightweight 4 team claimed its third IRA national title with a convincing victory on Cooper River in Camden, NJ. The Lion boat of seniors Jill Austin, Jen Glassman, and Jennifer Guess (cox), along with freshmen Liz LaLonde and Mary Foster, brought home the gold 12 seconds ahead of defending champion Princeton. In 2008-09, the water polo programs added to their tradition of titles as the men claimed the 2008 title and the women in 2009. It was the sixth for the men and seventh for the women, all coming in the last 10 years. For the women, senior Nicole Hughes earned second-team All-American honors and re-wrote the LMU record book. She set the record for goals in a game (8, twice), in a season (129) and a career (320). She is the first player to score more than a 100 goals in a season and 300 in a career.

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Champions & All-Americans

CHAMPIONSHIPS/ NCAA APPEARANCES Women’s basketball WCC Championships: NCAA Appearance: NIT Appearance:

2004 2004 2001

Women’s rowing WCC Championships: 2006 2007-08 Varsity Four IRA National Champions 1988-89 Varsity Four IRA National Champions 1980-81 Varsity Four IRA National Champions Women’s cross country Individual NCAA Championships: 2008 Tara Erdmann - 21:01 (78th) 2007 Laura Mickelson - 21:15 (61st) 2006 Laura Mickelson - 21:38 (50th) 1980 (AIAW) Terese Kozlowski 17:34.9 (National Champion) Individual WCC Champion: 2008 Tara Erdmann - 21:54 (6k) 2006 Laura Mickelson - 21:16 (6k) 2001 Edit Pakay - 17:58 1991 Gina Eron - 19:15 Women’s soccer NCAA Tournament Appearances: SOFTBALL WISL Championships: PCSC Championships: NCAA Appearance:

2002, 2006

1996, 1999, 2000 2003, 2005, 2007 2005, 2007

men’s crew 1992 Light Weight Four Pacific Coast Champions men’s golf WCC Championships: 2006 NCAA Regional Appearance: 2006 NCAA Championship Appearance: 2006 WCC Individual Champions: 2006 - Brian Locke; 2007 - Brian Locke 2008 - Greg Moss men’s soccer NCAA Tournament Appearance: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 men’s track Individual NCAA Championship Appearance: 1950 Bob Boyd - n/a (1st) men’s water polo WWPA Championships: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 NCAA Final Four: 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 ALL-AMERICANS

SWIMMING PCSC Championships:

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Women’s Tennis WCC Championships: NCAA Tournament Appearances:

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women’s track Individual NCAA Regional Appearance: 2009 Tara Erdmann (5,000-meter) 17:09.22 (14th) 2008 Tara Erdmann (5,000-meter) 17:19.15 (20th) 2007 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:04.68 (15th) 2006 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:16.59 (4th) Sara Mickelson (5,000-meter) 17:51.09 (13th) Individual NCAA Championship Appearance: 2009 Tara Erdmann (10,000-meter) 35:16.59 (16th) 2006 Laura Mickelson (5,000-meter) 16:43.61 (22nd) Women’s volleyball WCC Championships: 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996 NCAA Tournament Appearances: 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 NIVC Tournament Appearances: 1990, 1992 women’s water polo WWPA Championships: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 NCAA Appearances: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 Baseball WCC Championships: NCAA Appearances: College World Series:

men’s basketball WCC League Championships: 1961, 1988, 1990 WCC Tournament Championships: 1988, 1989 NCAA Appearances: 1961, 1980, 1988, 1989, 1990* NIT Appearances: 1986

1973, 1986, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000 1973, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1998, 1999, 2000 1986

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1989-90 Bo Kimble (MBB - 2nd-Team) Hank Gathers (MBB - 2nd-Team) 1990-91 Kerry House (WVB - HM) 1995-96 Julie Greer (WVB- HM) 1996-97 Kim Blankinship (WVB - 3rd-Team) Tracy Holman (WVB - HM) 1997-98 Sarah Noriega (WVB - 1st-Team) Reid Priddy (MVB - 2nd-Team) Robert Schildts (MVB - 3rd-Team) Scott Walter (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team, Michael Schultz (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) Ryan Beaver (BASE - Freshman HM) 1998-99 Reid Priddy (MVB - 2nd-Team) Billy Traber (BASE HM) Curt Fiore (BASE - 3rd-Team) 1999-2000 Sarah McFarland (WVB - 2nd-Team) Tracy Sharp (WSOC - HM) Reid Priddy (MVB - 1st-Team) Scott Walter (BASE - 2nd-Team) Billy Traber (BASE -2nd-Team) 2000-01 Sarah McFarland (WVB- 1st-Team) Kevin Witt (MWP - 3rd-Team) Lucy Windes (WWP - 2nd-Team) 2001-02 Kevin Witt (MWP - 2nd-Team) Kevin Paulsen (MWP - HM) Stephen Lipinski (MWP - HM) Devon Courtney (WWP - 3rd-Team) Lucy Windes (WWP - 2nd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 2nd-Team)

Sean Smith (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) Joe Frazee (BASE - Freshman HM) Billy Lockin (BASE - 1st-Team) 2002-03 Andres Murriagui (MSOC - 1st-Team) Arturo Torres (MSOC - 3rd-Team) Jeff Kovar (MSOC - Academic 1st-Team) Kevin Witt (MWP - 3rd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 2nd-Team) Rachel Riddell (WWP - 3rd-Team) Katie Hicks (WWP -HM) 2003-04 Kelli Nerison (WVB - HM) Kevin Novak (MSOC- HM) Michael Erush (MSOC -1st-Team) Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Teresa Guidi (WWP - 1st-Team) Devon Wright (WWP - 2nd-Team) Stacia Peterson (WWP - HM) Billy Lockin (BASE - 1st-Team) 2004-05 Matt Kovar (MSOC - 3rd-Team) Diego Barrera (MSOC - Freshman 3rd-Team) Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Kelli Nerison (WVB- HM) Stacia Peterson (WWP - 2nd-Team) Rachel Riddell (WWP- HM) Vanessa Glendenning (WCRW - HM) 2005-06 Endre Rex-Kiss (MWP - 2nd-Team) Ian Elliott (MWP - HM) Brian McShane (MWP - HM) Brian Locke (MG - HM) Liz Stewart (WCRW -2nd-Team) Christine Robinson (WWP - 3rd-Team) Katie Hicks (WWP - HM) 2006-07 Kim Feeney (WSOC - Freshman 4th-Team) Amanda Lenor (WSOC - 1st-Team) Ian Elliott (MWP - 3rd-Team) Brian McShane (MWP - HM) Stacia Peterson (WWP - 3rd-Team) Brian Locke (MG - 3rd-Team) Angelo Songco (BASE - Freshman 1st-Team) 2007-08 Tibor Forai (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Andy Stevens (MWP - ACWPC HM) Mark Milovic (MWP - ACWPC HM) Nicole Hughes (WWP - ACWPC 2nd-Team) Alex Wike (WWP - ACWPC HM) 2008-09 Tibor Forai (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Andy Stevens (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Tim Hummel (MWP - ACWPC 3rd-Team) Amanda Lernor (WSOC - JSR 1st-Team) Nicole Hughes (WWP - ACWPC 2nd-Team) Anne Scott (WWP - ACWPC HM) Diana Romero (WWP - ACWPC HM) Casey Flacks (WWP - ACWPC HM) CoSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-AMERICANS 2006-07 Laura Mickelson (WXC) Stacia Peterson (WWP) 2002-03 Jeff Kovar (MSOC) 1998-99 Heather Hollis (SOFT) 1995-96 Sandor Demosthenes (BASE) 1993-94 Anthony Napolitano (BASE) 1972-73 Dean Jelmini (BASE) Steve Smith (MBB)

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Hall of Fame & Retired Jerseys

Multi-Sport WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAMS Player Induct. Grad. Sharp, Tracy 2007 2000 1969 Football 2003 Adams, Milton “Sparky” 1993 1937 Club National Champions Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field MEN’S water polo 1981 Women’s Crew 1986 Agamenoni, Aldarico 1994 1937 Eisberg, Ryan 2009 1998 National Champion - Lightweight-4 Shell Football, Ice Hockey 1990 Men’s Basketball 2005 Boyd, Bob 1986 1950 MEN’S Basketball Elite Eight/WCC Champions Adelman, Rick 1986 1968 Boxing, Football, Track & Field 1986 Baseball 2007 Boyle, Hugh 1989 1943 Arndt, John 1986 1952 College World Series Baseball, Basketball Baker, Dick 1993 1956 COACHES/ADMINISTRATORS Brubaker, Harry “Bud” 1989 1932 Bento, Ed 1986 1962 Buckley, Terry 2005 1957 Basketball, Football Brown, Garnette 1987 1957 Season ticket holder Donahue, Bernard 1986 1930 Donovan, Bill 1986 1950 Casassa, Rev. Charles S., S.J. 1988 Baseball, Basketball, Football Fryer, Jeff 2007 1991 University President (1949-69) Donovan, Maurice E. 1991 1942 Gathers, Hank 2005 1990 Drager, Hub 1986 Grote, Jerry 1986 1962 Baseball, Basketball, Golf Athletic Administration (1949-80) Haderlein, Jim 1986 1971 Duvall, Al 1986 1936 Fortner, Nancy 1994 Football, Track & Field Kimble, Bo 2005 1990 Women’s Volleyball Coach (1980-86) Hoffman, Leo 1986 1930 Kriste, Vide J. 1988 1940 Higgins, Rev. Thomas P., S.J. 1991 McDonald, Edwin “Scotty” 1987 1939 Baseball, Football Golf Coach (1970-2001) McKenzie, Forrest 1991 1986 Hovland, Carl 1992 1939 Jones, Arthur 2003 1950 Basketball, Football, Baseball, Tennis Newell, Pete 1986 1940 Basketball Trainer, Season Ticket Holder Jelmini, Dean 1987 1973 Philyaw, Luther 1987 1976 Kilp, Rev. Alfred J., S.J. 1987 Smith, Keith 2000 1986 Baseball, Football Athletic Administration (1956-1963) Smith, Stephen J. 1991 1973 Karagozian, John 1994 1933 Lieb, Tom 1987 Football & Ice Hockey Coach (1930-38) Baseball, Football, Ice Hockey Woolpert, Phil 1986 1940 Malone, Rev. Lorenzo, S.J. 1987 Kelly, Roger 1986 1939 Yoest, Mike 1994 1988 Athletic Admin., Golf Coach (1933-55) Baseball, Football, Golf, Track & Field McIssac, Don 1986 WOMEN’S Basketball Nocerine, Dominic 1986 1937 Rugby Coach (1960-1980) Britton, Bryn 2009 2002 Basketball, Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field McKenna, John 1992 Brown, Sherri 2003 1994 Polich, John 1986 1938 Football Coach (1949-51) Flanagan, Lynn 2000 1991 Football, Ice Hockey, Track & Field Merrifield, Rev. Donald P., S.J 1989 Quinn, Brian 2000 1964 University President (1969-84), Baseball Basketball, Baseball, Administration Chancellor (1985-present) Bean, William “Billy” 1992 1986 Race, Edward 1993 1937 Needles, James 1987 Bradberry, Miah 2000 1990 Football, Ice Hockey Basketball Coach, Football Coach Kerslake, Bob “Whitey” 2007 1958 Sanchez, Jamie 1993 1975 (1936-1940) Layana, Timothy 1992 1986 Football, Tennis Neri, Jerry 1989 Logelin, Dr. Michael G. 1991 1970 Sunderland, Paul 1986 1975 Assistant Football Coach (1949-51) Oliver, Jordan 1987 McAnany, James E. 1993 1987 Basketball, Volleyball Football Coach (1949-51) Napolitano, Anthony 2005 1993 Tunney, James 1989 1928 Sandalow, Bernie 2008 1978 Noah, Russ 1986 1973 Baseball, Basketball, Football Public Address Announcer Sheldon, Robert 1986 1972 Westhead, Paul 2000 Football Stone, Gerald 1986 1974 Men’s Basketball Head Coach (1986-91) Acquarelli, Harry 1988 1938 MEN’S Tennis Alker, Guerin P 1991 1950 RETIRED JERSEYS Crawford, Roger 1994 1982 Andorka, Bela J. 1991 1939 Name No. Retired Grad. Brito, Gene 1986 1951 Bean, Billy 44 2000 1986 WOMEN’S Tennis Cheatham, Ernie 1986 1952 Baseball Anderson, Kristi 2003 1989 Crone, Bill 2009 1970 Holman, Tracy 9 2000 1998 Delgado, Debbie 1994 1985 Currin, Paul 1986 1929 Women’s Volleyball Patridge, Carolyn B. 1991 1980 Donahue, Burch A. 1988 1943 Gathers, Hank 44 2000 1990 Ferris, Neil G. 1991 1951 Men’s Basketball MEN’S Volleyball Giancanelli, Harold “Skip” 1989 1951 Kimball, Kealani 18 2005 2004 Women’s Volleyball Priddy, Reid 2009 2000 Klosterman, Don 1986 1952 Kimble, Bo 30 2000 1990 Lauermann, Willard “Bill” E. 1988 1932 Men’s Basketball WOMEN’S Volleyball Musacco, George 1987 1951 Layana, Tim 54 2000 1986 Blankinship, Kim 2007 1996 Nipp, Maury 1987 1952 Baseball Fort, Andrea 1991 1987 Snyder, Frederick 1992 1952 McFarland, Sarah 14 2002 2000 Holman, Tracy 2005 1998 Women’s Volleyball House, Kerry 2003 1991 WOMEN’S Rowing Noriega, Sarah 16 2007 1995 Lacour, Cheryl 1988 1983 Hjelm, Karen (Hock) 2000 1981 Women’s Volleyball McFarland, Sarah 2007 2000 Formento, Merri Lisa 1991 1980 Stone, Gerald 10 2000 1974 Noriega, Sarah 2009 1995 Baseball Petrissans, Catherine 1992 1988 WOMEN’S Cross Country Wrench, Mardell 2 2000 1996 Wohlford, Leslie 1993 1989 Kozlowski, Therese 1986 1982 Women’s Volleyball Wrensch, Mardell 2005 1996

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president

R

Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J.

ev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., was named the 14th president

1977. Fr. Lawton was a Danforth

of Loyola Marymount University on June 1, 1999. Father

and Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Lawton leads LMU into the next millennium after serv-

at Harvard. He was ordained in

ing as the dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University since 1989.

1981. Following his preparation for

Lawton, a classicist, scripture scholar, administrator, and priest,

ordination from 1979-81, Fr. Lawton traveled to Germany to con-

was born in Cumberland, Maryland, and entered the Society of

duct independent study in both German and theology. In 1982, he

Jesus in July 1965.

accepted an assistant professorship teaching Hebrew and Aramaic

Possessing a wealth of experience in both university teaching and administration, Fr. Lawton comes to LMU after giving 20 years

at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy, a post he held until 1984.

of service to Georgetown University. Serving as the assistant Dean

In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at George-

from 1984-89, Fr. Lawton also taught in the Theology department

town, Fr. Lawton served on numerous campus committees exam-

as an adjunct assistant professor during that period. He started at

ining such areas as campus planning, student life, freshman and

the University in 1977 as an assistant professor of Theology and

transfer student admissions, and community relations. Outside of

worked in that capacity until 1979.

the University he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in classics from Fordham University in 1971, graduating Phi Beta Kappa (summa cum laude). Fr. Lawton went on to attend Harvard University where he com-

of the University of Scranton and Fairfield University. Father Lawton holds the rank of professor in LMU’s Departments of Theological Studies and Classics.

pleted his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in

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director of athletics

Dr. William S. Husak F

or Dr. William S. Husak life is all about family and his 12 years as the Athletics Director at Loyola Marymount University reflects his familyfirst approach to life. And that approach has brought success never before seen at LMU. Since taking over the program in 1998, the Lions’ success has been some of the best in program history, Husak firmly believes the program has “just scratched the surface.” His administrative efforts have focused on developing a family of coaches, support staff and administrators who believe that LMU’s athletics program can be among the elite in the nation. This period of time has been marked by enhancing the support of the athletic teams through the new and updated facilities, increased scholarship and operational support and enhancing the coaching and support staff. The past 12 years have been some of the most successful seasons in school history as the Lions won over 54 percent of its dual competitions in that span and claimed the school’s first ever Commissioner’s Cup in 2006. Since 1998, LMU has claimed 26 conference championships and 32 NCAA postseason appearances. Off the field, the Lions have had a 65 percent increase in national scholar-athletes as 208 claimed the honor in the 2008-09 academic year. Husak attributes the current success and the future growth of the program to the staff that is in place. Since he took over the program, the coaching and administrative staffs that lend support to the more than 450 studentathletes has more than doubled in size. A full-time head coach will lead 19 of the varsity sports sponsored at LMU. When Husak took over, only nine of the programs were led by full-time coaches. In addition, support for the student-athletes was enhanced with the addition of 10 brand new staff positions, which included an athletic academic coordinator, marketing/promotions manager, ticket manager, corporate relations manager, two assistant athletic trainers, a two strength and conditioning assistant coaches, a assistant complaince director and an assistant media relations director. The final major piece to LMU Athletics’ growth and success has been Husak’s commitment to facilities. Since he has taken over, $30 million has been

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put into athletic facilities. That list includes the Burns Aquatics Center, which was used as host to the 2002 and 2006 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships. It has been the only time LMU has hosted an NCAA championship. Facility enhancements have also included the brand new Smith Field (softball), Thomas Higgins Short Game Center (golf), the Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading Tournament Court (tennis), and the Jane Browne Bove Boathouse. LMU’s existing facilties have also seen their share of growth, including new bleachers and scoreboard to Sullivan Field (soccer), Mikos Blue Monster and Pride Park to Page Stadium (baseball), and a new sound system, floor and bleachers in Gersten Pavilion. More is on its way as the University committed more than 7,000 square feet for coaches office at the Leavey Center. In addition, plans for the next 18 months include a new weight training facility with locker room and storage space and new locker room suites in Gersten Pavilion, including new stateof-the-art areas for men’s and women’s basketball. Husak comes from a long and accomplished background as an administrator, fundraiser and professor during a 19-year career at California State University, Long Beach. Between 1993-1998, he served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and was mainly responsible for Athletics fundraising. While at CSULB between 1983 and 1997, Husak served as an assistant commissioner for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Between 1986 and 1993 he served as chairman of CSULB’s physical education department. As an associate professor of physical education at CSULB between 1979 and 1986, he established the university’s Motor Behavior Laboratory. A 1972 graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, Husak holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Physical Education from Texas A&M University. He and his wife of 38 years, Tish, live in Long Beach and have three sons, Greg, Todd and Jon.

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What do I need to do in order to play at LMU as a freshman? If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must register and be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. To register, you must go on-line to www.ncaaclearinghouse.net. You will need a major credit card to complete the registration. The fee is $60 for domestic prospects ($85 for foreign prospects). The Eligibility Center evaluates your academic records as well as your amateurism status to determine whether or not you are eligibile to play Division I or II sports. You will be required to designate all high schools you have attended and answer a series of questions relating to your status as an amateur. Once you’ve completed the registration and answered the amateurism questions, you will need to have each of the high schools you have attended supply an official copy of your transcripts directly to the Eligibility Center. You will also need to arrange to have your standardized test scores sent directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility Center. This Basic information Questions? Should you have any questions regarding any NCAA rules, please contact our Compliance Office at (310) 338-7789 or you can contact the NCAA at (317) 917-6222.   GO ONLINE NCAA: www.ncaa.org Loyola Marymount University: www.LMU.edu LMU Athletics: www.LMULions.com   LMU CONTACTS Sara Webster - Assistant Athletic Director-Compliance (310) 338-7789 | (800) LIONS-R-1 John Infante - Assistant Director - Compliance (310) 338-3706 | (800) LIONS-R-1   MAILING ADDRESSES Loyola Marymount University - Department of Athletics Compliance 1 LMU Drive - MS 8505; Los Angeles, CA 90045   NCAA Clearinghouse 301 ACT Drive - Box 4043; Iowa City, IA  52243-4043 Toll Free – Domestic Callers: (877) 262-1492 Foreign Calls: (319) 337-1492 www.ncaaclearinghouse.net After November 1, 2007 NCAA Eligibility Center P.O. Box 7110 Indianapolis, IN 46206   WHAT CAN I RECEIVE FROM LMU You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangement such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent or attend an NCAA college.  Loyola Marymount University may offer you a one-year scholarship that covers room and board, tuition and fees, and required course-related books, or any part of these.  The institution can recommend that this aid be renewed each year, as is the general practice at LMU.

I Want to Play at LMU... must be done directly from the testing agency’s website. The NCAA Eligibility Center routing code is 9999. If you have questions, you or your high school counselor can obtain assistance by calling the NCAA Eligibility Center at (317) 223-0700. After you graduate and before school closes for the summer, your counselor must send a copy of your final transcript to the Eligibility Center that includes your confirmation of graduation from high school. How do I know if I’m being recruited? You become a “prospective student-athlete” when you start ninth-grade classes. Before the ninth grade, you become a prospective student-athlete if a college gives you (or your relatives or friends) any financial aid or other benefits that the college does not provide to prospective students generally. You become a “recruited prospective student-athlete” at a particular college if any coach approaches you (or any member of your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college. Activities by coaches that cause you to become a recruited prospective studentathlete are: (1) providing you with an official visit; (2) placing more than one telephone call to you or any other member of your family; or (3) visiting you or any other member of your family anywhere other than the college campus; or (4) issuing to you a National Letter of Intent or written offer of athletically related financial aid. Boosters: In addition to general recruiting regulations, no alumni, boosters or representatives of a college’s athletics interests can be involved in your recruitment. There can be no phone calls or letters from boosters. If an LMU booster is contacting you, please call the LMU Compliance Office as soon as possible at (310) 338-7789. Don’t risk your NCAA eligibility! When can I talk to the coach and have him/her see me play? TELEPHONE CALLS In all Sports Other Than Football and Basketball A college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) on or after July 1 following the completion of your junior year in high school. On or after July 1 after the completion of your junior year in high school, a college coach is permitted to call you only one time per week. Exception for Men’s Basketball ONLY Only in the sport of men’s basketball, a college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) one time per month on or after June 15 of your sophomore year in high school through July 31 of your junior year in high school. Coaches are permitted to call you

two (2) times per week on or after August 1 prior to your senior year in high school. For junior college and four-year transfer prospects, you may only receive one phone call per week, regardless of the time period. Exception for Women’s Basketball ONLY Only in the sport of women’s basketball, a college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you

(or your parents or legal guardians) one time during each of the months of April (on or after the Thursday after the conclusion of the Women’s Final Four) and May of your junior year in high school. You can receive one call on or after June 1 through June 20, and one call you can receive one call on or after June 21 through June 30 of your junior year in high school. In addition, you can receive three phone calls during the month of July following your junior year in high school, with no more than one call per week. On or after August 1 prior to your senior year in high school, you can receive no more than one phone call per week. Unlimited Phone Calls - All Sports Unlimited phone calls can be made to you (or your parents or legal guardians) by a college coach ONLY under the following circumstances: (1) during the five days immediately before your official visit by the college you will be visiting; (2) on the day of a coach’s off-campus contact with you by that coach; (3) on the initial date for signing the National Letter of Intent in your sport through two days after the initial signing date; and (4) you (or your parents or legal guardians) may telephone a coach at your expense as often as you wish. At the completion of your junior year (after July 1), coaches may also accept collect calls from you, using our toll-free number (1-800-LIONS-R-1). In men’s basketball ONLY, coaches may accept a tollfree call from you no earlier than the conclusion of your sophomore year in high school. RECRUITING CALENDARS Keep in mind that every sport has a different recruiting calendar. A coach in a particular sport may or may not be permitted to call you during certain times of the year. When you do speak to a college coach, be sure to ask about the recruiting calendar so you understand when you can accept phone calls from college coaches. You can also find the recruiting calendars for all sports on-line at www. ncaa.org. OFF-CAMPUS CONTACTS In all Sports Other Than Football and Basketball LMU Women’s Volleyball

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inside LMU A college coach is permitted to contact you in person off the college campus only on or after July 1 after the completion of your junior year in high school. A contact is any face-to-face meeting between a college coach or athletics staff member and you or your parents, during which any of you say more than “hello.” Also, any such face-to-face meeting that is prearranged or that takes place on your campus, at an organized competition or practice involving you or your high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation. Currently in all sports other than football, college coaches may contact you off the college campus no more than three times. However, a college coach may visit your high school (with the approval of your high school principal) only once a week during a contact period. Junior college prospects who are non-qualifiers as determined by the NCAA Eligibility Center may not be recruited until they have completed one academic year at the junior college. In Men’s Basketball A college coach is not permitted to contact you prior to the opening day of classes of your senior year in high school. During the academic year, a college coach is limited to seven recruiting opportunities with you (contacts and evaluations combined) with no more than three in-person, off-campus contacts at any site during your senior year in high school. In Women’s Basketball A college coach is not permitted to contact you prior to the opening day of classes of your senior year in high school. During the academic year, a college coach is limited to five recruiting opportunities with you (contacts and evaluations combined) with no more than three in-person, off-campus contacts at any site during your senior year in high school. This restriction includes your relatives or legal guardians, but does not include any contact made during your official visit to campus. Further, all communication between you, your relatives, legal guardians, your coach, or anyone else involved with your participation in basketball, directly or indirectly, and a college coach during the month of July is prohibited. EVALUATIONS An evaluation is any off-campus activity used to assess your academic qualifications or athletics ability, including a visit to your high school (during which no contact occurs) or watching you practice or compete at any site. Currently in all sports other than football and women’s basketball, a college coach is limited to seven opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) to recruit you and not more than three of the seven opportunities may be contacts. In women’s basketball, coaches have a limit of five opportunities with which to recruit you (contact and evaluations combined) off the college campus. Not more than three of those five opportunities may be contacts. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, you may be evaluated an unlimited number of times by a college coach from the college with which you have signed. LETTERS AND RECRUITING MATERIALS In all sports other than men’s basketball, letters (including emails) and printed recruiting information may be sent to you starting September 1st at the beginning of your junior year in high school. In men’s basketball, you may receive these materials after June 15 at the completion of your sophomore year in high school. This information can only be sent to you through regular mail services. College coaches are not permitted to send anything to you (expect a National Letter of Intent offer) through any express mail service (e.g. Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc.). For more information, please visit our website at www.LMULions.com. Good Luck and GO LIONS!!!

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Staff Directory GENERAL PHONE:.......................................................................... (310) 338-2765 TICKETS:.......................................................................................... (310) 338-LION BY MAIL:.....................Administration:........................ Loyola Marymount University ...........................Gersten Pavilion; 1 LMU Drive - MS 8505; Los Angeles, CA 90045 ....................................Coaching Staff:........................ Loyola Marymount University ..............................Leavey Center; 1 LMU Drive - MS 8235; Los Angeles, CA 90045 BY FAX: Leavey Center:........... (310) 338-5915 Men’s Basketball: .......... (310) 338-7644 Aquatics: .................. (310) 338-3796 Media Services: ............. (310) 338-2703 Training Room: ......... (310) 338-5191 Administration:.............. (310) 338-4577 Compliance: ............. (310) 258-4628 Administration (Area Code - 310) Athletic Director Dr. William Husak.........Director of Athletics.............................................. 338-5940 Dan Smith.....................Associate Athletic Director - Internal Ops.............. 338-7483 Addie Casey..................Office Supervisor/Co-Camp Director...................... 338-3047 Faith Sauerwald............Senior Secretary/Co-Camp Director....................... 338-4504 June D’Amour...............Senior Secretary.................................................... 338-1743 Compliance Sara Webster................Assistant Athletic Director - Compliance................ 338-7789 John Infante..................Assistant Director of Compliance.......................... 338-3706 Business & Finance Maria Behm..................Associate Athletic Director - Business/SWA............ 338-7645 Robyn Millen.................Business Affairs Assistant...................................... 338-2953 Media Services/Sports Information John Shaffer.................Assistant Athletics Director - Media Services.......... 338-7643

Sports: Men’s basketball, Men’s & Women’s Water Polo, Men’s Golf

Mark Dodson................Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations....... 338-5798 Sports: Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Softball Tyler Geivett..................Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations....... 338-7638

Sports: Baseball, Volleyball, Swimming

Ahnie Draper................Athletic Media Relations Graduate Assistant......... 338-7768

Sports: M/W Tennis, Rowing/Crew, Cross Country/Track, Cheer

Academics Matt Casana.................Director of Academic Services............................... 338-1736 Sherilyn Frazier..............Assistant Academic Advisor................................... 338-6594 Eric Wiener...................Academics Assistant.............................................. 258-8872 Development Brian Luft......................Assistant Athletic Director - Development............. 338-7853 Rob Anderson...............Dir. of Annual Support for Athletic Giving ............ 338-2908 Jason Hanchar..............Corporate Relations Manager............................... 338-5201 Tickets/Marketing/Promotions Karina Handeland.........Assistant Athletics Director - Marketing................. 258-8608 Alisa Binetti...................Ticket Manager..................................................... 338-4537 Danny Cup Choy..........Marketing Assistant.............................................. 338-5466 Heather Herkenhoff......Central Ticket Agency........................................... 338-4537 Strength Room Bobby Harmstom..........Strength and Conditioning Coach......................... 338-7690

Sports: Men’s basketball, Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Women’s Volleyball

Ciara Carl.....................Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach.................... 338-5796

Sports: M/W Tennis, Women’s Water Polo, Men’s Soccer, Golf, Softball, Cheer

Geno del Rosario..........Asst. Strength & Conditioning Coach.................... 338-5796

Sports: Women’s Soccer, Swimming, Men’s Water Polo, Cross Country/Track, Rowing

Training Room Keith Ellison..................Coordinator of Athletics Medicine......................... 338-2874

Sports: Men’s basketball, M/W Water Polo, Cross Country/Track, Cheer

Joe Gonzalez................Assistant Athletics Trainer..................................... 338-2764

Sports: Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis, Golf

Beth Drayer...................Assistant Athletics Trainer..................................... 338-2340

Sports: Women’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis, Softball, Swimming

Steven Cortez...............Assistant Athletics Trainer..................................... 338-5220

Sports: Women’s Volleyball, Baseball, Men’s Crew, Women’s Rowing

Facilities Shane Howell................Athletic Facilities Manager.................................... 338-7641 Shelton Lorick...............Athletic Facilities Assistant..................................... 338-7642 Angelo Rawles..............Athletic Facilities Assistant..................................... 338-7642 SPORTS Jason Gill......................Baseball Head Coach............................................ 338-2949 Max Good....................Men’s Basketball Head Coach............................... 338-7623 Julie Wilhoit..................Women’s Basketball Head Coach.......................... 338-7699 John Loughran..............Men’s Water Polo Head Coach.............................. 338-1844 Kyle Witt......................Women’s Water Polo Head Coach......................... 258-8646 Bonnie Adair.................Women’s Swimming Head Coach......................... 258-4685 Dawn Regan.................Rowing/Crew Head Coach.................................... 338-7624 Scott Guerrero..............Cross Country/Track Head Coach......................... 338-7630 Alex Galvan..................Men’s Golf Head Coach........................................ 258-8619 Paul Krumpe.................Men’s Soccer Head Coach..................................... 338-7640 Joe Mallia.....................Women’s Soccer Head Coach................................ 338-2795 Gary Ferrin....................Softball Head Coach............................................. 338-7651 Brad Sceney..................Men’s Tennis Head Coach..................................... 338-7589 Jamie Sanchez..............Women’s Tennis Head Coach................................ 338-7506 Steve Stratos.................Volleyball Head Coach.......................................... 338-4528

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Los Angeles

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rab your sunscreen and your towel, because LA has more than 50 miles of coastline and 33 public beaches, so you can always find a stretch of sand to snatch and plenty of waves to catch. But don’t forget your appetite, an extra suitcase and a sense of adventure, because LA’s coastal cities are more than just a bunch of pretty places. From the quiet enclaves of Playa del Rey and Marina del Rey just minutes from the LMU campus, to the funky ambience of Venice with its offbeat street performers, each of these waterfront wonders offers its own personality and its own take on dining, shopping, attractions and activities. Where to Eat: Coastal Cuisine Got a hankering for fresh seafood? How about a healthy entrée salad? Or a greasy burger? Our beach cities have them all. Representing diverse coastal cuisine is the spruced-up Mexican fare of celebrity chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken, hosts of the Food Network’s “Too Hot Tamales,” at Border Grill Santa Monica. For even more celebrity watching, head to The Lobster in Santa Monica or Geoffrey’s on the beach in Malibu. Artist types like the Asian fusion cuisine at Chaya Venice, where local artists, musicians and movie industry moguls hang out. Meanwhile, couples enjoy romantic dinners overlooking the marina and its million-dollar yachts at Café del Rey in Marina del Rey. More casual fare can be had at a number of local hot dog and hamburger stands. And several eateries at San Pedro’s Ports O’ Call Village serve up freshly caught seafood cooked on outdoor grills.

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Where to Shop: Retail Therapy If you’re looking for that perfect bathing suit or pair of sunglasses or a chic, antique accent table for your living room, you’ve come to the right place. Head to Santa Monica’s Third Street Promenade for several pedestrian-only blocks full of well-known retailers such as Pottery Barn and Urban Outfitters, as well as one-of-the-kind shops, plus three multiplex cinemas and a slew of restaurants, cafes and bars. Nearby, the hottest celebs — Jennifer Aniston, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwyneth Paltrow and George Clooney among them — shop at Fred Segal. Equally alluring is Montana Avenue, where you’ll find high-end designer boutiques, including some that are owned by celebrity clans. And if it’s quirky you want, go straight to Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice for antiques, vintage clothing, funky collectibles and locally created art — all set in the neighborhood’s laid-back beach atmosphere. What to See: Fabled Attractions When you get tired of sunbathing and surfing, there’s always something fun to do. For classic serenity, visit the Getty Villa, presiding on a promontory overlooking the ocean on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. It recently reopened after nearly a decade of renovations and has an exquisite permanent exhibition of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Partake in good old-fashioned fun and take a ride on the 1916, fully restored carousel inside a National Historic Landmark hippodrome building on the Santa Monica Pier. The pier also is home to Pacific Park, where you can hop onto a Ferris wheel, a roller coaster and other rides and play arcade games over Santa Monica Bay.

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Just south of the pier, there’s plenty to gawk at along the Venice Beach boardwalk, from the off-the-wall street performers on Ocean Front Walk, to the washboard stomachs and bulging biceps at the Muscle Beach outdoor gym. Or rent some skates and draw some of your own attention. If you’re farther south, visit the spectacular wood and glass Wayfarers Chapel, designed by Lloyd Wright, Frank’s son, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean just south of Palos Verdes. While you’re in the area, stop by the pristine Trump National Golf Club for a round of golf and breathtaking views. If it’s family fun you’re looking for, you can get an up-close-and-personal look at the Pacific Ocean’s inhabitants at the Aquarium of the Pacific on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach. In San Pedro, the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium recently had a $10 million facelift and features a hands-on Exploration Center and an aquatic nursery. While you’re in San Pedro, catch the fantastic views from Point Fermin Lighthouse, one of LA’s most historic landmarks. Or better yet, take a stroll on the new San Pedro Waterfront Promenade, lined with magnolias, peppermint trees and colorful gardens. If you’d rather be on the water, you can take a cruise with Hornblower Cruises & Events in Marina del Rey or with Spirit Cruises & Yacht Parties in San Pedro. Dinner cruises are available, and if you want to celebrate a special occasion with 40 to 400 of your closest friends, you can charter yachts from Hornblower, Spirit or FantaSea Yachts & Yacht Club. You can even get away to Catalina, the “island of romance,” in less than an hour and a half from San Pedro or Long Beach via the Catalina Express ferry. Where to Stay: Hot, Hip Hotels After a day in the sun, there are plenty of places to relax and get a good night’s sleep. Santa Monica Beach is virtually the backyard of Shutters on the Beach and Casa Del Mar. Just steps away are Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel and Le Merigot, a JW Marriott Beach Hotel and Spa. Nearby, the Viceroy Santa Monica is a hip, urban, boutique retreat, while the historic Fairmont Miramar Hotel Santa Monica. For a little vintage style, stay at Venice Beach Suites & Hotel, right in the midst of Venice’s bustling scene. Farther south, the Marina del Rey Marriott and the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey overlook thousands of yachts moored in one of the world’s largest man-made recreational marinas.

Things To See And Do In Southern California Anaheim Ducks Los Angeles Sparks Big Bear Mountain / Lake Los Angeles Zoo Catalina Island Malibu Disneyland Mammoth Mountain Disney Studios Manhattan Beach Dodger Stadium Marina del Rey Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Mann’s Chinese Theatre Edison Field Melrose Getty Museum Newport Beach Great Western Forum Queen Mary Greek Theatre Paramount Studios Griffith Park Observatory Planet Hollywood Hard Rock Cafe Redondo Beach Hermosa Beach Rodeo Drive Hollywood Bowl Rose Bowl Hollywood Park Santa Monica Pier / Third Hollywood Walk of Fame Street Promenade House of Blues Sea World Huntington Beach Shrine Auditorium Knotts Berry Farm Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Legoland Six Flags Magic Mountain Long Beach Aquarium Snow Summit LA Angels of Anaheim Staples Center Los Angeles Avengers Universal Studios / Los Angeles Clippers City Walk LA Memorial Coliseum Venice Beach Los Angeles Dodgers Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles Kings Warner Bros. Studios Los Angeles Lakers LMU Women’s Volleyball

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GO FASTER • GO FOR THE TITLE • GO LIONS

volleyball history - Individual single season records 50 Freestyle

1. A. Scott 2. K. Hicks 3. L. Mathewson 4. A. Wike 5. C. Pasque 6. A. Cook 7. M. Sawelson 8. T. Yates 9. O. Plume 10. A. Samuels

23.44 23.62 23.78 23.89 24.07 24.15 24.37 24.47 24.61 24.68

100 Freestyle

1. A. Scott 2. K. Hicks 3. A. Witter 4. A. Wike 5. L. Mathewson 6. M. Sawelson 7. C. Pasque 8. O. Plume 9. L. Magura 10. D. Garcia

50.96* 50.98 51.23 52.50 52.55 52.68 52.76 52.96 53.33 53.34

200 Freestyle

1. A. Scott 2. R. Plume 3. A. Witter 4. K. Hicks 5. J. Dahle 6. M. Sawelson 7. M. Brophy 8. O. Plume 9. D. Garcia 10. L. Magura 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9t. 9t.

1:50.44 1:51.35 1:51.37 1:52.67 1:52.76 1:53.28 1:53.62 1:54.67 1:55.80 1:56.08

500 Freestyle

R. Plume J. Dahle A. Witter M. Brophy C. Cannata O. Plume K. Dahlquist K. McKay D. Garcia T. Rinder

4:56.59 5:00.74 5:01.18 5:05.53 5:09.09 5:11.06 5:11.44 5:12.44 5:12.82 5:12.82

1000 Freestyle

1. R. Plume 2. C. Cannata 3. M. Brophy 4. T. O’Neill 5. T. Rinder 6. J. Hall 7. J. Dahle 8. L. Magura 9. B. Melconian 10. C. Flacks

10:25.16 10:39.00 10:39.23 10:42.00 10.43.82 10:50.34 10:52.24 10:57.17 10:59.93 11:00.33

1650 Freestyle

1. R. Plume 2. C. Cannata 3. T. Rinder 4. J. Hall 5. J. Hatfield 6. C. Flacks 7. C. Gore 8. T. O’Neill 9. M. Ridgeway 10. B. Melconian

17:16.14 17:38.68 17:49.27 17:57.21 18:10.82 18:11.87 18:19.62 18:26.37 18:34.77 18:35.92

100 Backstroke

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1. L. Mathewson 2. T. Choy 3. K. Hicks 4. J. Cruzat 5. A. Witter 6. J. Marcus 7. M. Lim 8. Y. Le 9. D. Haynosch 10. A. Luciano

54.94* 58.87 59.26 59.86 1:00.00 1:00.29 1:00.46 1:00.76 1:00.85 1:00.98

2009 2005 2007 2008 2009 2007 2008 2001 2008 2005

200 Backstroke

1. L. Mathewson 2. T. Choy 3. Y. Le 4. K. Lutjen 5. J. Cruzat 6. J. Marcus 7. A. Witter 8. D. Haynosch 9. A. Austin 10. K. McKay

100 Breaststroke

2009 2006 2009 2008 2006 2008 2009 2009 2007 2009

1. S. Hamilton 2. M. Finley 3. A. Samuels 4. K. Zabor 5. A. Luciano 6. K. Whipple 7. L. Magura 8. A. Geraghty 9. T. Choy 10. M. Tansuwan

2009 2009 2009 2006 2009 2008 2007 2009 2006 2005

1. M. Finely 2. K. Zabor 3. A. Geraghty 4. L. Magura 5. T. Choy 6. K. Whipple 7. T. O’Neill 8. C. O’Neill 9. S. Hamilton 10. M. Tansuwan

2:23.50 2:25.65 2:27.66 2:28.17 2:28.25 2:28.58 2:28.96 2:29.79 2:30.14 2:30.98

100 Butterfly

1. Y. Le 2. A. Samuels 3. M. Lim 4. K. Zabor 5. O. Plume 6. M. Tansuwan 7. K. Dahlquist 8. S. Misquez 9. T. O’Neill 10. K. Carmody

2008 2009 2005 2007 2009 2008 2008 2005 2003 2008

1. T. O’Neill 2. M. Tansuwan 3. K. Carmody 4. A. Samuels 5. J. Dahle 6. Y. Le 7. A. Nakamura 8. M. Lim 9. J. Cheng 10. B. Melconian

2007 2009 2006 2003 2008 2000 2007 2008 2009 2007

1:04.80 1:06.06 1:06.76 1:07.30 1:08.45 1:09.14 1:09.24 1:09.47 1:09.65 1:09.69

200 Breaststroke

2008 2009 2009 2007 2009 2009 2009 2005 2008 2008

2008 2009 2009 2009 1998 2008 2008 2007 2007 2002

2:03.78 2:04.81 2:06.42 2:10.06 2:10.26 2:11.04 2:11.22 2:12.18 2:12.40 2:12.73

57.17 57.63 57.84 57.94 58.01 58.60 58.73 59.23 59.00 59.53

200 Butterfly

1. T. Choy 2. Y. Le 3. K. Zabor 4. T. O’Neill 5. M. Tansuwan 6. L. Magura 7. K. Hicks 8. A. Samuels 9. S. Hamilton 10. M. Finley 1. T. Choy 2. T. O’Neill 3. Y. Le 4. K. Zabor 5. L. Magura 6. J. Cheng 7. J. Hall 8. C. Cannata 9. A. Samuels 10. M. Finley

2:05.72 2:07.58 2:08.27 2:08.77 2:09.83 2:10.55 2:10.80 2:11.03 2:11.29 2:11.57

200 IM

2:06.48 2:08.40 2:08.50 2:08.71 2:09.49 2:09.52 2:10.92 2:11.28 2:11.49 2:11.53

400 IM

4:26.14 4:32.51 4:34.88 4:36.21 4:37.43 4:39.55 4:40.06 4:42.60 4:44.67 4:45.46

BOLD - Denotes Current Team Member * - Denotes PCSC Conference Record

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2007 2009 2009 2008 2003 2000 2007 2009 2002 2008 2006 2007 2007 2002 2004 2004 2005 2007 2009 2007 2007 2004 2007 2005 2008 2003 2007 2002 2007 2007 2009 2005 2009 2004 2009 2008 2009 2007 2008 2009 2007 2008 2009 2007 2009 2008 1998 2009 1999 2004

2009 2009 2004 2006 2008 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2009 2009 2008 2003 2005 1998 2007 2008 2008 2006

Year-by-Year Results 1991-1992 0-6 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Doug Pitts 1992-1993 1-12 overall 9th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Doug Pitts 1993-1994 2-12 overall 9th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas 1994-1995 4-9 overall 11th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas 1995-1996 2-6 overall 12th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas 1996-1997 3-8 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Dave Kintas 1997-1998 1-8 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran 1998-1999 0-9 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran 1999-2000 0-11 overall 11th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran 2000-2001 0-11 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran 2001-2002 1-10 overall 7th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran 2002-2003 0-11 overall 10th at PCSC Championship Head Coach John Loughran 2003-2004 1-9 overall 8th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair 2004-2005 3-2 overall 3rd at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair 2005-2006 9-5 overall 4th at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair 2006-2007 7-5 overall 2nd at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair 2007-2008 9-0 overall 1st at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair 2008-2009 5-5 overall 2nd at PCSC Championship Head Coach Bonnie Adair

volleyball history - all-time roster H 2006-07-08 1994 2000-01-02

B Sarah Babiarz C. Bannerman Meredith Bellotti Melissa Bernal Cristin Bisbee Sarah Black Melissa Bommarito Nicole Boston Christina Bradberry Amy Brand Maggie Brophy Cailey Buck Jennifer Bullock Dominique Burson Stacey Butler

1999-00-01-02 2005 1999-00 1999 1992 2003-04-05 2001-02 2004-05-06-07 1995-96 1997 2005-06-07 2004 2006 1997 1992

C Christina Cannata Sharon Carlson Katie Carmody Wendy Castillo Jennifer Caviglia Jessica Cheng Tammy Choy Chiara Clemente Maeghan Cobbin Jessica Connor Alexa Cook Heather Coons Devon Courtney Jenna Cruzat

2009 1993 2008-09 1994-95 1994-95 1997-98-99-00 2009 1992 2008-09 2002 2007-08-09 1993 2000 2003-04-05

D Jill Dahle Kyla Dahlquist Diana DeCesare Mariah Derr Bayley Diamond Yvonne Diaz Meghan Dunn Kelli Dyerly

2009 2009 2006-07 1992 2002-03-04-05 1993-94 2005 2000

E Colleen Eagleson Kate Egan Justine Elgas Megan Evans

1991-92-93-94 1992-93 2006-07-08-09 2003-04

F Erin Farley Kristina Fernandez Morgan Finley Casey Flacks Bridget Flynn Kristy Forsyth Bonnie Frankel

1993, 95-96 2007-08 2004-05-06-07 2009 1992 1997-98 1993

1996-97 2006-07-08-09 2006-07 1995-96 1995 1997-98-99-00 1992 1992-93 2005-06-07 1993 2009 2005 2005 1997-98-99

J Julie Johnson

1994

K Malia Kaizuka Kristin Kelly Sarah Kizner Kelly Kramer Jamie Kroeze McKenzie Kruck Aja Kusao

1993 2005-06 1992 2002 2000 2003-04-05 2008

L Monica LaBelle Yvonne Le Anna Leon Mallorie Lim Ashley Lindsay Adrienne Livoni Amanda Luciano Kristen Lutjen Amanda Lynch

1993 2009 1993 2007-08-09 2000 1996-97 2004-05-06-07 2007-08-09 1995-96-97-98

M Liz Magura Jenni Marcus Emily Maryatt Lauren Mathewson Tiffany Matthews McKenna McCarville Kim McKay Jennifer McCoy Eileen McGrath Breanne Melconian Heather Miles Sierra Misquez Katie Mistry Kelly Mohr Miranda Mooers Katie Moran Barbara Morrisey

2005-06-07-08 1999-00 2005-06 2004-05-06-07 2005-06-07 2005-06 2005-06-07-08 1999 1992-93-94-95 2002-03-04-05 1999 2006-07 2007-08-09 1993 2002-03-04-05 1995 1996-97-98-99

N Angela Nakamura Nocole Norris

1998 2000

Christina O’Neill Kara O’Neill Trinity O’Neill

2002 2009 2007-08-09

2006-07-08-09 2002

R Jeanelle Rabadam Christina Radvanyi Morgan Ridgeway Terry Rinder Lauren Roberts Alicia Royal Erin Rosas Lauren Ruberry

2005-06 2000 2006-07 2009 2000-01-02 2005-06-07-08 2009 2000

S Angela Samuels Rebecca Sanders Megan Sawelson Cindy Schapker Cara Schindler A. Schlichting Erin Schroeder B. Schuehardt Lauren Scoma Anne Scott Erika Shanahan Lauren Shaw Maureen Sheenan Aimee Shoukry Kira Shymanski Anne Smith Kim Sowards Karin Sponholz Lisa Stark Orla Stewart Julie Suggs

2005-06-07-08 2002 2008-09 1994-97 1997-98-99-00 1995 1992 1996 1994 2009 1992,94 2000 2002-03-04-05 1994 2000 1992,94 1993 1991-92-93-94 1994-95-96-97 1999-00 1992-93

T Melanie Tansuwan Lori-Ann Tracy Alex Tungland

2007-08-09 1996 2002-03-04-05

V Kristin Vesnever

2001-02

W Shelby Wagner Julia Wald Marie Walters Gina Ward Kadee Whipple Alex Wike Leigh Wilbur Lucy Windes Alicia Witter Danielle Worrill

1997-98 2000 2001-02-03-04 1993 2003-04 2007-08 1994 1999-00 2007-08-09 1997-98-99-00

Y Tiffany Yates Jean Yasuhara

2000-01-02 1995-96-97

Z 2001-02-03-04

The all-time roster is a work-in-progress. If you have additions or corrections, please email them to Tyler Geivett at tgeivett@lmu.edu.

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2006-07-08-09 2005-06-07-08 2006-07-08-09 1996-98 2005-06-07-08 1993 1995-96 1999-00 2000 2005

Rebecca Plume Lauren Powers

Krista Zabor

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G Danielle Garcia Alyssa Geraghty Gillian Ghazal Lisa Gilette Christine Gore Annie Goshert C. Grannemann Caroline Guidi Teresa Guidi Ana Guttmann

Elizabeth Hadden Julia Hall Sarah Hamilton Jennifer Hannon Ann Haswell Jennifer Hatfield Kathleen Hawkins Robyn Hessinger Katie Hicks Giselle Hiquera Michelle Horgan Rachel Horn Juliet Horton Dana Hume

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A Nicole Alvarado Alexa Ames Alana Austin

P Anne Park Carolyn Pasque Kathy Peterson Rebecca Peterson Analia Piccollo Olivia Plume

1995-96 2008-09 1996-97-98 2000 1996-97-98 2009

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