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This is LMU Volleyball. TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR STARTERS Table of Contents...................................2 Quick Facts..............................................2 Speed Chart............................................3 Roster......................................................4 Schedule..................................................5 Season Preview.......................................6 THE 2010 LIONS Coaching Staff.................................. 7-10 Head Coach Tom Black......................7 Assistant Jon Newman-Gonchar.......8 Assistant Megan Jacobson................9 Volunteer Assistant Leslie Flores....10 Returning Player Bios..................... 11-20 #1 Lauren DeGrandmont................11 #3 Kenna Crouse.............................12 #7 Emily Cheek................................13 #8 Megan Nash................................14 #10 Alesha Young............................15 #13 Becky Stehling..........................16 #15 Jasmine Rankins.......................17 #20 Diana Hiromoto........................18 #55 Olivia Bailey..............................19 #67 Felicia Arriola............................20 Newcomer Player Bios.................... 21-23 #5 Paige Craine................................21 #6 Alyse Hensley..............................21 #12 Alex Ferraco..............................22 #17 Taylor Scioscia...........................22 #19 Betsi Metter..............................23

INSIDE LMU Inside LMU............................................24 Right Place. Right Time........................25 A View to a Promising Future.............26 A Solid Foundation..............................27 Develop the Whole Person..................28 Building Champions.............................29 History of Champions...........................30 Leadership............................................31 A Helping Hand....................................32 A Hub of Activity..................................33 Strengthening Champions...................34 Where the Lions Play...........................35 Gersten Pavilion...................................36 Feel the Roar........................................37 Following the Lions..............................38 Where the Lions Live............................39 VOLLEYBALL HISTORY Take A Look Back.................................40 Lions in the NCAA Tournament...........41 LMU in the 1996 Sweet Sixteen...........42 Life After LMU......................................43 Sarah Noriega..................................43 Heather Hughes..............................44 Emily Day.........................................45 LMU All-Americans...............................46 LMU National Records.........................47 Retired Jerseys......................................48

QUICK FACTS

VOLLEYBALL HOMEPAGE

ROSTER

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UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location:........................................................................... Los Angeles, Calif. Founded:..................................................................................................1911 Enrollment: ............................................................ 8,845 (5,509 Undergrad) Nickname: .............................................................................................. Lions Colors - Primary/Secondary: ......Crimson & Navy/Gray & Marymount Blue Affiliation: .......................................................................... NCAA Division I Conference: ............................................................. West Coast Conference Home Court (Capacity):........................................... Gersten Pavilion (4,156) Press Row Phone.................................................................. 310-258-8732 Inerim President: ............................................................David W. Burcham Alma Mater:..........Occidental, ‘73; Long Beach St., ‘78; Loyola Law, ‘84 Athletic Director: . ............................................................ Dr. William Husak Alma Mater:.................................... SUNY-Cortland, ‘72; Texas A&M, ‘76 Athletic Phone:......................................................................... 310-338-5404 Ticket Office:............................................................................ 310-338-LION VOLLEYBALL STAFF Head Coach:....................................................................................Tom Black Alma Mater:...............................................................UC San Diego, 1996 Overall Record at LMU/Division I:......... 0-0 (First Season)/0-0 (First Season) West Coast Conference Record:............................................................... 0-0 Black’s Office Phone:................................................................ 310-338-2765 Black’s E-Mail:.....................................................................tblack4@lmu.edu Assistant Coach:......................................................... Jon Newman-Gonchar Alma Mater:.......................................Northern Arizona University, 2005 Years at LMU:.......................................................................... First Season Assistant Coach:...................................................................Megan Jacobson Alma Mater:........................................ West Texas A&M University, 2001 Years at LMU:.......................................................................... First Season Volunteer Assistant:....................................................................Leslie Flores Alma Mater:.................................................University of La Verne, 2007 Years at LMU:.......................................................................... First Season TEAM FACTS All-Time Record:................................................................................ 521-351 2009 Record:.......................................................................................... 12-17 2009 WCC Record/Finish:..................................................................3-11/7th Letterwinners Returning/Lost:.................................................................10/3 Starters Returning/Lost:.............................................................................6/2 Newcomers:...................................................................................................5 POSTSEASON INFORMATION Conference Championships (4):..................1986 (WCAC), 1994, 1995, 1996 NCAA Appearances (10):.................................1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 .........................................................................1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005

SCHEDULE

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MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant Director (WVB Contact)............................................. Tyler Geivett Office Phone/Cell Phone...................................310-338-7638/310-345-6997 E-Mail.................................................................................tgeivett@lmu.edu SID Office Fax........................................................................... 310-338-2703 Website......................................................................... www.LMULions.com


Speed Chart

LAUREN DEGRANDMONT DS • 5-6 • JR PORTLAND, ORE.

KENNA CROUSE MB • 6-1 • SO COTO DE CAZA, CALIF.

PAIGE CRAINE S • 5-8 • FR GOLETA, CALIF.

ALYSE HENSLEY OPP • 6-3 • FR SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

EMILY CHEEK OPP • 6-3 • JR SEQUIN, TEXAS

MEGAN NASH MB • 6-1 • SR MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIF.

ALESHA YOUNG S • 5-7 • JR COSTA MESA, CALIF.

ALEX FERRACO MB • 5-11 • JR SAN MARINO, CALIF.

BECKY STEHLING MB • 6-1 • SR AUSTIN, TEXAS

JASMINE RANKINS OH/OPP • 6-0 • JR OCEANSIDE, CALIF.

TAYLOR SCIOSCIA OH • 5-10 • FR WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CALIF.

BETSI METTER OH • 5-10 • FR PHOENIX, ARIZ.

DIANA HIROMOTO DS • 5-7 • JR AIEA, HAWAII

OLIVIA BAILEY S • 6-0 • SO DALLAS, TEXAS

FELICIA ARRIOLA OH • 5-11 • SO LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIF.

TOM BLACK HEAD COACH FIRST SEASON

JON NEWMAN-GONCHAR ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON

MEGAN JACOBSON ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON

LESLIE FLORES VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON

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Meet the Lions. No. Name 1 Lauren DeGrandmont 3 Kenna Crouse 5 Paige Craine 6 Alyse Hensley 7 Emily Cheek 8 Megan Nash 10 Alesha Young 12 Alex Ferraco 13 Becky Stehling 15 Jasmine Rankins 17 Taylor Scioscia 19 Betsi Metter 20 Diana Hiromoto 55 Olivia Bailey 67 Felicia Arriola

Pos DS MB S OPP OPP MB S MB MB OH/OPP OH OH DS S OH

Ht 5-6 6-1 5-8 6-3 6-3 6-1 5-7 5-11 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-10 5-7 6-0 5-11

Yr-Exp Hometown (Previous School) JR-2V Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic HS) SO-1V Coto de Caza, Calif. (Santa Margarita HS) FR-HS Goleta, Calif. (Dos Pueblos HS) FR-HS San Diego, Calif. (Torrey Pines HS) JR-2V Sequin, Texas (Sequin HS) SR-3V* Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Notre Dame Academy) JR-2V Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Harbor HS) JR-TR San Marino, Calif. (Fairfield University) SR-3V* Austin, Texas (Bowie HS) JR-2V Oceanside, Calif. (Vista HS) FR-HS Westlake Village, Calif. (Louisville HS) FR-HS Phoenix, Ariz. (Phoenix Desert Vista HS) JR-2V Aiea, Hawai’i (Punahou School) SO-1V Dallas, Texas (The Hockaday School) SO-1V Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills HS)

* - Has served redshirt season. HEAD COACH: ASSISTANT COACHES:

Tom Black (UC San Diego, ‘96) – First Season Jon Newman-Gonchar (Northern Arizona, ‘05) – First Season Megan Jacobson (West Texas A&M, ‘01) – First Season Leslie Flores (University of La Verne, ‘07) – First Season

Pronunciation Guide Felicia Arriola AIR-EE-OH-LUH Lauren DeGrandmont DUH-GRAND-MONT Alex Ferraco FUR-AH-CO Alyse Hensley UH-LEASE Diana Hiromoto HEAR-UH-MOTO Betsi Metter MEET-ER Jasmine Rankins JAZ-MIN Taylor Scioscia SO-SHA Becky Stehling STAY-LING Alesha Young UH-LEASH-UH

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2010 LMU Volleyball Schedule SUN

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at Kansas State 10:30 a.m. Georgia Tech 3:30 p.m.

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AUGUST

at BYU 6:00 p.m.

21 Alumnae Match 3:00 p.m.

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28 at USC 7:30 p.m.

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at Utah State 9:00 a.m. UC Riverside 3:30 p.m.

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Cal State Fullerton 12:00 p.m. Bucknell 5:00 p.m.

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at Cal State Northridge 7:05 p.m.

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Wichita State 11:00 a.m. Houston 4:00 p.m.

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Utah Valley 9:00 a.m.

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Long Beach State 7:00 p.m.

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30 at Santa Clara * 7:00 p.m.

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at San Francisco * 1:00 p.m.

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at UC Irvine 7:00 p.m.

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Saint Mary’s * 7:00 p.m.

at Saint Mary’s * 1:00 p.m.

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SAT 6 at Pepperdine * 7:00 p.m.

at Gonzaga * 7:00 p.m.

Gonzaga * 1:00 p.m.

at San Diego * 7:00 p.m.

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Pepperdine * 7:00 p.m.

Portland * 7:00 p.m.

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Cal State Bakersfield 7:00 p.m.

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20 San Diego * 1:00 p.m.

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A New Era Begins. With a pair of fifth-year seniors leading the way, a core group of returning players with valuable experience under their belt, and a handful of talented newcomers eager to prove themselves at the next level, look for the 2010 LMU volleyball team, which is led by first-year head coach Tom Black, to turn heads in the competitive West Coast Conference. A NEW ERA BEGINS Tom Black was hired as LMU’s women’s volleyball head coach on January 19th, 2010. Before coming to LMU, Black served five seasons at the helm of the UC San Diego women’s volleyball program. In all, Black coached four UCSD players to All-America selections, including a trio in 2009. Moreover, the 2006 Tachikara/ AVCA D-II Pacific Region Coach of the Year

watched 20 of his student-athletes garner California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Conference recognition, capped by five selections in 2009. Over his five years, Black posted a career record of 115-29, good for a .799 winning percentage, and saw his teams ranked in the AVCA Top-25 of every week for his final four seasons. Black’s 2009 Triton squad finished with an overall record of 29-3 and was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation en route to a spot in the NCAA West Region semifinals. The Tritons’ 2009 trip to the postseason marked the fourth consecutive visit over Black’s fiveyear tenure at UC San Diego, while the No. 7 final national ranking was the second top-10 finish for Black at UCSD. Black also saw three of his student-athletes earn AVCA All-America recognition in his final year, including Sylvia

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Schmidt, who took home a CCAA Player of the Year award, the second such recipient under Black’s tutelage. THE 2010 LINEUP Five newcomers join a program that returns 10 letterwinners and six starters from a year ago. The team will be without its two leading attackers from last year, but a number of young players return after earning valuable experience just a year ago. Combine the existing talent in the program with the exceptional newcomers, and the Lions should see battles for starting positions and an exciting and successful season in 2010. COMPLETE SEASON PREVIEW


Head Coach Tom Black Tom Black enters his first season at the helm of the LMU volleyball program. Black was hired as LMU’s head coach on January 19th, 2010, after serving five seasons as head coach of the UC San Diego women’s volleyball program. In all, Black coached four UCSD players to All-America selections, including a trio in 2009. Moreover, the 2006 Tachikara/AVCA D-II Pacific Region Coach of the Year watched 20 of his student-athletes garner California Collegiate Athletic Association All-Conference recognition, capped by five selections in 2009. Over his five years, Black posted a career record of 115-29, good for a .799 winning percentage, and saw his teams ranked in the AVCA Top-25 of every week for his final four seasons. BLACK’S QUICK FACTS

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND High School College

Crespi High School UC San Diego, 1996

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-Present Head Coach, LMU 2005-2010 Head Coach, UC San Diego 2003-2005 Assistant Coach, USC Men’s Volleyball 2001-2003 Head Coach, LA Pierce CC Men’s Volleyball 2002-2005 Head Coach, Santa Monica Beach Club 1998-2001 Head Coach, Thousand Oaks HS Boy’s Volleyball 1997-1998 Assistant Coach, Royal HS Boy’s Volleyball PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2001 Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) 1993-1996 UC San Diego RECOGNITION 2006

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AVCA D-II Pacific Region Coach of the Year CCAA Co-Coach of the Year

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Assistant Coach Jon Newman-Gonchar Jon Newman-Gonchar is in his first season as an assistant coach with LMU volleyball. He became head coach Tom Black’s first official hire when he joined the program on February 2, 2010. Prior to coming to LMU, Newman-Gonchar spent three seasons working under Black as an assistant coach at UC San Diego. Over his three-year stint at UCSD, the Tritons managed a 70-18 (.795) overall record. Continuing to increase his stock as a coach, Newman-Gonchar was recently named to the second-annual AVCA Thirty Under 30 Awards list, which honors thirty of the up-and-coming volleyball coaches under 30 years old in the sport at all levels of the game. NEWMAN-GONCHAR’S QUICK FACTS

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND High School Claremont High School College Northern Arizona University, 2005 COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-Present Assistant Coach, LMU 2007-2010 Assistant Coach, UC San Diego 2006-2007 Assistant Coach, Louisiana-Lafayette 2005-2006 Assistant Coach, Thompson Rivers University 2003-2005 Volunteer Assistant Coach, Northern Arizona PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2001-2005 Northern Arizona University Club Team 1997-2001 Claremont High School RECOGNITION 2009

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Thirty Under 30 Award

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Assistant Coach Megan Jacobson

JACOBSON’S QUICK FACTS

Megan Jacobson is in her first season as an assistant coach in the LMU volleyball program. Jacobson comes to the bluff after serving her second stint as head varsity coach at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Ariz. since 2007. Jacobson, who also served as head coach at Pinnacle from 2003-05, spent the 2006-07 season on the Arizona State University women’s volleyball coaching staff. Jacobson turned the Pinnacle program around in her first stint at the school, building on a 2-15 record upon taking over the program in 2003 en route to a 14-3 mark and a 4A State runner-up finish in 2005. For her efforts, she was named the Arizona Republic Big School Coach of the Year, and the Northeast Valley Coach of the Year, in 2005.

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND High School College

Horizon High School West Texas A&M, 2000

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-Present Assistant Coach, LMU 2008-2009 Head Coach, Club Arrowhead 2007-2009 Associate Head Coach, Pinnacle High School 2006-2008 Head Coach, AZ Grand Canyon Juniors Club 2006-2007 Assistant Coach, Arizona State 2005-2006 Head Coach, Club Pinnacle 2004-2005 Head Coach, Arizona Thunder Volleyball Club 2004-2006 Head Coach, Pinnacle High School Varsity 2002-2003 Head Coach, Pinnacle High School JV 1997-2000 Head Coach, Texas Bombers Volleyball Club PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1994-1999

West Texas A&M University

RECOGNITION 2005 Big Schools Coach of the Year - Phoenix, Ariz. Northeast Valley Coach of the Year

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Volunteer Assistant Leslie Flores

FLORES’ QUICK FACTS

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND High School Temple City High School College, BA University of La Verne, 2007 College, MA Azusa Pacific, 2009 COACHING EXPERIENCE 2010-Present Volunteer Assistant Coach, LMU 2008-2010 Assistant Coach, Pasadena City College 2007-2010 Head Coach, Club West 15 Elite 2004-2006 Assistant Coach, San Gabriel Volleyball Club PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2003-2007

University of La Verne

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Leslie Flores is in her first season as an assistant coach in the LMU volleyball program. Flores comes to the bluff after serving two seasons as an assistant coach at Pasadena City College. In addition to her assistant coaching duties, Flores has also served as the head coach for the 15 Elite Club West volleyball team since 2007. Most recently, Flores helped Pasadena City College to the 2009 South Coast Conference Championship, seeing the team post a 23-2 overall record and a perfect 16-0 mark in conference play en route to the South No. 1 seed, a spot in a regional final, and a final ranking of No. 9 according to the California Community College Women’s Volleyball Coaches Association. In 2008, Flores saw the Lancers finish 16-7 overall and 11-3 in the SCC, earning second place in the conference and a spot in the playoffs. Under the title of assistant coach, she developed practice plans, worked to improve the Lancers’ physical development, and served a vital role in the recruitment process.

COACHING STAFF

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#1 Lauren DeGrandmont Junior • Defensive Specialist • 5-6 Portland, Ore. • Central Catholic HS

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UPDATED STATS

CAREER STATS

YEAR SP 2008 93 2009 101 Total 194

MP 29 29 58

K 0 1 1

DeGRANDMONT’S CAREER STATISTICS K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S 0.00 0 4 .000 16 0.17 4 0.04 146 1.57 0.01 1 6 .000 30 0.30 9 0.09 248 2.46 0.01 1 10 .000 46 0.24 13 0.07 394 2.03

BS 0 0 0

BA 1 0 1

TB 1 0 1

B/S 0.01 0.00 0.01

DeGRANDMONT’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 1 vs. Boise State 9/12/09 Attacks 2 vs. Saint Mary’s 10/3/09 Percentage -- -- -Assists 3### vs. Nevada 9/18/09 Aces 2### vs. Gonzaga 11/5/09 Digs 20## vs. Idaho 9/4/09 Solo Blocks -- -- -Block Assists 1 vs. No. 24 Santa Clara 11/1/08 Total Blocks 1 vs. No. 24 Santa Clara 11/1/08 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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AT LMU 2009… appeared in 101 sets and all 29 matches for the Lions as a sophomore… working primarily at libero, she posted a team-best 248 digs at a rate of 2.46 per set… collected a career-high 20 digs in back-to-back matches on August 29 at TCU and September 4 versus Idaho… lone kill of her career came against Boise State on September 12… notched 30 assists and nine service aces… dished-out a careerbest three assists on three occasions… posted a pair of aces against TCU on August 29 and against Gonzaga on November 5, matching a career high… averaged .09 aces per set… garnered WCC All-Academic honorable mention for her work in the classroom…


#3 Kenna Crouse

Sophomore • Middle Blocker • 6-1 Coto de Caza, Calif. • Santa Margarita HS

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AT LMU 2009… played in 92 sets and 27 matches, including starting 16 as a freshman… notched 192 kills and hit .210 over the course of the year… averaged 2.09 kills per set… finished third on the team in attack percentage… dished out 13 assists and collected 37 digs… her 13 aces ranked third on the squad, as she averaged .14 service aces per set… posted 39 block assists, good for third on the team in that category… season-best 19 kills and 40 attacks came versus Houston on September 11… hit a team-best .750 (13-1/16) against Idaho on September 4… notched a teamhigh tying six aces en route to 21.5 points against Idaho on September 4… posted a team-high nine block assists against Cal State Northridge on September 15… averaged .45 blocks per set…

CROUSE’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR SP MP K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S 2009 92 27 192 2.09 88 495 .210 13 0.14 13 0.14 37 0.40 2 39 41 0.45 Total 92 27 192 2.09 88 495 .210 13 0.14 13 0.14 37 0.40 2 39 41 0.45 CROUSE’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 19 vs. Houston 9/11/09 Attacks 40 vs. Houston 9/11/09 Percentage .750 vs. Idaho 9/4/09 Assists 3 at Portland 10/8/09 Aces 6 vs. Idaho 9/4/09 Digs 4 vs. No. 20 UC Irvine 9/12/09 Solo Blocks 1 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 9/18/09 Block Assists 9 vs. Cal State Northridge 9/15/09 Total Blocks 9 vs. Cal State Northridge 9/15/09 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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CAREER STATS


#7 Emily Cheek Junior • Opposite • 6-3 Sequin, Texas • Sequin HS

AT LMU 2009… played in just 16 sets as a sophomore due to injury… collected seven kills on the year… teamed for four block assists, posting two in each of her final two matches played… managed four total blocks, averaging .25 blocks per set… season-high three kills came at Santa Clara on November 21… dished out her only two assists of the year at San Francisco on November 19… her three digs at Santa Clara on November 21 fell just one short of a career high…

YEAR 2008 2009 Total

SP 38 16 54

MP 15 9 24

K 37 7 44

K/S 0.97 0.44 0.81

CHEEK’S CAREER STATISTICS E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG 24 117 .111 5 0.13 1 0.03 12 14 49 -.143 2 0.12 0 0.00 4 38 166 .036 7 0.13 1 0.02 16

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D/S 0.32 0.25 0.30

BS 3 0 3

BA 7 4 11

TB 10 4 14

B/S 0.26 0.25 0.26

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CHEEK’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 10 vs. Lipscomb 9/5/08 Attacks 19## at Santa Clara 11/21/19 Percentage .471 vs. Lipscomb 9/5/08 Assists 3 vs. San Jose State 9/13/08 Aces 1 vs. No. 17 Pepperdine 10/11/08 Digs 4 vs. Appalachian State 9/6/08 Solo Blocks 1### at No. 23 Santa Clara 10/2/08 Block Assists 4 vs. UC Santa Barbara 9/16/08 Total Blocks 4 vs. UC Santa Barbara 9/16/08 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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#8 Megan Nash

RS - Senior • Middle Blocker • 6-1 Manhattan Beach, Calif. • Notre Dame Academy

AT LMU 2009… appeared in 103 sets and all 29 matches for the Lions in her junior season, starting in 27… notched 88 kills while hitting .282… averaged .85 kills per set… passed out 32 assists, including a season-high four on four occasions… hit .500 versus Arkansas on August 28… served up a career-best two aces at San Francisco on November 19… posted 104 digs, including double-digit digs in each of her last three matches… season-high 13 digs came at Long Beach State on November 28… totaled 63 blocks on the year, including 15 block solos and 48 block assists… all three block marks placed second on the team… averaged .61 blocks per set, second on the team in that category… connected for a season-high 10 kills against Gonzaga on November 5… led all players in attack percentage during WCC contests alone, connecting for a .328 clip… WCC All-Academic honorable mention selection for her work in the classroom…

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NASH’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR SP MP K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG 2006 88 28 104 1.18 32 260 .277 18 0.20 2 0.02 150 2007 Redshirt 2008 92 27 125 1.36 32 336 .277 18 0.20 3 0.03 86 2009 103 29 88 0.85 18 248 .282 32 0.31 2 0.02 104 Total 283 84 317 1.12 82 844 .278 68 0.24 7 0.02 340

D/S BS BA TB B/S 1.70 8 24 32 0.36 0.93 6 50 56 0.61 1.01 15 48 63 0.61 1.20 29 122 151 0.53

NASH’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 13 vs. Ohio State 9/10/08 Attacks 25 vs. Ohio State 9/10/08 Percentage .562 vs. Lipscomb 9/5/08 Assists 5 at Portland 11/15/08 Aces 2 at San Francisco 11/19/09 Digs 19 at Gonzaga 10/26/06 Solo Blocks 2### at San Francisco 11/19/09 Block Assists 8 vs. Idaho State 8/29/08 Total Blocks 8 vs. Idaho State 8/29/08 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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CAREER STATS


#10 Alesha Young

Junior • Setter • 5-7 Costa Mesa, Calif. • Newport Harbor HS

AT LMU 2009… served as the starting setter virtually all season despite injury… dished out 778 assists, averaging 8.37 per set, to lead the team in that category… managed 10 double-doubles, one less than the leader in the WCC for that category… notched a teamhigh 54 assists against Idaho on September 4… appeared in 26 of LMU’s 29 matches as a sophomore, totaling 93 sets played… ranked third in the West Coast Conference in assists overall, while her 309 assists in WCC matches alone placed fifth… notched 55 kills and 234 digs, good for second on the team… averaged 2.52 digs per set… a career-high two of her 12 service aces came on September 18 versus Cal State Bakersfield… team-best 27 digs came against Cal State Northridge on September 15… named TCU Nike/Molten Invitational All-Tournament after posting 103 assists at a rate of 10.30 per set… also collected 12 kills on 18 attacks with no errors for a .667 hitting percentage, helping guide LMU to the Tournament Championship… named to the Hilton Stockton Invitational All-Tournament team after finishing the three matches with 95 assists as the Lions hit .270 as a team… also notched seven kills on 15 attacks for a .400 hitting percentage, teaming that mark with three service aces and 18 digs…

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YEAR SP 2008 46 2009 93 Total 139

MP 18 26 44

K 7 55 62

K/S 0.15 0.59 0.45

YOUNG’S CAREER STATISTICS E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG 1 19 .316 167 3.63 5 0.11 67 8 123 .382 778 8.37 12 0.13 234 9 142 .373 945 6.80 17 0.12 301

D/S 1.46 2.52 2.17

BS 0 1 1

BA 2 11 13

TB 2 12 14

B/S 0.04 0.13 0.10

YOUNG’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 7 at TCU 8/29/09 Attacks 9#### vs. Santa Clara 10/22/09 Percentage -- -- -Assists 54 vs. Idaho 9/4/09 Aces 2 vs. Cal State Bakersfield 9/18/09 Digs 27 vs. Cal State Northridge 9/15/09 Solo Blocks 1 vs. Santa Clara 10/22/09 Block Assists 3 vs. Idaho 9/4/09 Total Blocks 3 vs. Idaho 9/4/09 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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CAREER STATS


#13 Becky Stehling RS - Senior • Middle Blocker • 6-1 Austin, Texas • Bowie HS

AT LMU 2009… a constant on the floor as a junior, appeared in 105 of the 106 sets on the year… posted 222 kills on 496 attacks for a team-best .312 hitting percentage… averaged 2.11 kills per set… hitting percentage ranked ninth overall in the West Coast Conference… career-best tying .750 hitting percentage came on September 18 versus Cal State Bakersfield when she collected nine kills on 12 swings with no errors… posted a season-best 18 kills on a season-high 30 attacks versus Houston on September 11… notched 13 service aces, including a seasonhigh three against Gonzaga on November 5… averaged .12 service aces per set… posted a team-high 70 total blocks for the year, averaging a team-best .67 per set… combined for a team-best 59 block assists while also posting 11 block solos, good for third on the team in that category… also finished third on the team in attacks, kills, service aces and points… posted five blocks on three occasions… named to the 2009 Crowne Plaza LAX All-Tournament team after posting 30 kills on 58 attacks with only nine errors for a .362 hitting percentage… added a service ace and six block solos en route to helping guide LMU to the Championship match… posted 106 kills and a team-best 42 blocks during WCC play… garnered WCC All-Academic honorable mention accolades for her work in the classroom…

COMPLETE BIO

STEHLING’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR SP MP K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG 2006 Redshirt 2007 89 27 126 1.42 30 298 .322 2 0.02 0 0.00 12 2008 112 30 277 2.47 57 596 .369 9 0.08 22 0.20 49 2009 105 29 222 2.11 67 496 .312 8 0.08 13 0.12 41 Total 306 86 625 2.04 154 1390 .339 19 0.06 35 0.11 102

D/S BS BA TB B/S 0.13 0.44 0.39 0.33

8 26 11 45

64 72 0.81 52 78 0.70 59 70 0.67 175 220 0.72

STEHLING’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 21 vs. Saint Mary’s 10/30/08 Attacks 35 vs. Saint Mary’s 10/30/08 Percentage .750## vs. Cal State Bakersfield 9/18/09 Assists 1################### at Santa Clara 11/21/09 Aces 4 vs. Cal State Fullerton 11/25/08 Digs 6 at No. 23 Santa Clara 10/2/08 Solo Blocks 4 vs. UC Riverside 9/19/08 Block Assists 8 at No. 19 San Diego 11/8/07 Total Blocks 8## at Portland 11/15/08 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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#15 Jasmine Rankins Junior • Outside Hitter/Opposite • 6-0 Vista, Calif. • Vista HS

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YEAR SP 2008 33 2009 75 Total 108

MP 13 27 40

K 15 61 76

K/S 0.45 0.81 0.70

RANKINS’ CAREER STATISTICS E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG 24 78 -.115 9 0.27 1 0.03 29 37 223 .108 15 0.20 6 0.08 84 61 301 .050 24 0.22 7 0.06 113

D/S 0.88 1.12 1.05

BS 1 2 3

BA 7 6 13

TB 8 8 16

B/S 0.24 0.11 0.15

RANKINS’ CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 11 vs. No. 9 UCLA 9/5/09 Attacks 35 vs. No. 9 UCLA 9/5/09 Percentage .429 at Santa Clara 11/21/09 Assists 4 vs. Gonzaga 11/5/09 Aces 2## at Santa Clara 11/21/09 Digs 11 vs. Houston 9/11/09 Solo Blocks 1### at Pepperdine 10/17/09 Block Assists 3 vs. Idaho State 8/29/08 Total Blocks 3 vs. Idaho State 8/29/08 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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AT LMU 2009… played in 75 sets and 27 of the 29 matches as a sophomore… posted a seasonbest 11 kills on a season-high 35 attacks versus UCLA on September 5… totaled 61 kills and hit .108 in her second season… connected at a .429 clip at Santa Clara on November 21, collecting eight kills on 14 swings… dished out a career-high four assists against Gonzaga on November 5… notched six aces, including two at Pacific on September 19, and two more at Santa Clara on November 21… posted 84 digs, highlighted by a careerhigh 11 versus Houston on September 11…


#20 Diana Hiromoto Junior • Defensive Specialist • 5-7 Aiea, Hawai’i • Punahou School

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YEAR SP 2008 51 2009 64 Total 115

MP 16 21 37

K 0 1 1

K/S 0.00 0.02 0.01

HIROMOTO’S CAREER STATISTICS E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG 1 1 -1.000 15 0.29 20 0.39 118 0 4 .250 11 0.17 7 0.11 84 1 5 .000 26 0.23 27 0.23 202

D/S 2.31 1.31 1.76

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0

B/S 0.00 0.00 0.00

HIROMOTO’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 1 at UC Santa Barbara 9/22/09 Attacks 1##### vs. Saint Mary’s 10/3/09 Percentage -- -- -Assists 3## vs. Yale 11/29/08 Aces 5 vs. UC Riverside 9/19/08 Digs 18 vs. Saint Mary’s 10/30/08 Solo Blocks -- -- -Block Assists -- -- -Total Blocks -- -- -# Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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AT LMU 2009… saw action in 64 sets as a sophomore… recorded 84 digs and 11 assists… averaged 1.31 digs per set over the course of the year… a threat from the service area, she served-up seven aces, averaging .11 per set… first career kill came on September 22 at UC Santa Barbara… posted a pair of assists versus UC Irvine on September 12 and November 21 at Santa Clara… season-high three aces came at Texas Christian University on August 29, helping LMU to the 2009 Nike/Molten Invitational Championship… season-best 14 digs came at Boise State on September 12…


#55 Olivia Bailey

Sophomore • Setter • 6-0 Dallas, Texas • The Hockaday School

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AT LMU 2009… appeared in 41 sets for the Lions as a freshman… passed out 161 assists and notched 22 kills at the setter position… assists mark placed second on the team in that category… season-high 45 assists came versus then-No. 20 San Diego on October 1… also posted a season-best five kills against the Toreros… served up four aces on the season, including a pair against Houston on September 11 and two more against San Diego on October 1… posted 45 digs, highlighted by 11 on October 3 versus Saint Mary’s… lone double-double of the season came against the Gaels when she teamed her 11 digs with 24 assists… active on the block, notched nine block assists, including a season-high three at Portland on October 8…

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BAILEY’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR SP MP K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S 2009 41 18 22 0.54 9 56 .232 161 3.93 4 0.10 45 1.10 0 9 9 0.22 Total 41 18 22 0.54 9 56 .232 161 3.93 4 0.10 45 1.10 0 9 9 0.22 BAILEY’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 5 vs. No. 20 San Diego 10/1/09 Attacks 11## vs. Saint Mary’s 10/3/09 Percentage .333 at Boise State 9/12/09 Assists 45 vs. No. 20 San Diego 10/1/09 Aces 2## vs. No. 20 San Diego 10/1/09 Digs 11 vs. Saint Mary’s 10/3/09 Solo Blocks -- -- -Block Assists 3 at Portland 10/8/09 Total Blocks 3 at Portland 10/8/09 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.


#67 Felicia Arriola

Sophomore • Outside Hitter/Opposite • 5-11 Laguna Niguel, Calif. • Dana Hills HS

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AT LMU 2009… played in 61 sets for the Lions as a freshman… missed nearly a month of the season due to injury… finished the year with 28 kills on 111 attacks… posted 165 digs and three service aces… averaged 2.70 digs per set… total digs ranked 10th overall in the WCC… on the block, amassed two block solos, four block assists and six total blocks… season-best eight kills came against Arkansas on August 29, helping LMU to the 2009 Nike/Molten Invitational Championship… hit a season-high .240 (8-2/25) in that match against the Razorbacks… dished-out three of her 16 assists on the season at Portland on October 8… a season-high 20 digs came on November 5 versus Gonzaga… 129 digs in WCC matches alone placed first on the team and ninth overall in the conference…

ARRIOLA’S CAREER STATISTICS YEAR SP MP K K/S E TA PCT A A/S SA SA/S DIG D/S BS BA TB B/S 2009 61 18 28 0.46 19 111 .081 16 0.26 3 0.05 165 2.70 2 4 6 0.10 Total 61 18 28 0.46 19 111 .081 16 0.26 3 0.05 165 2.70 2 4 6 0.10 ARRIOLA’S CAREER MATCH HIGHS Kills 8 vs. Arkansas 8/29/09 Attacks 25 vs. Arkansas 8/29/09 Percentage .240 vs. Arkansas 8/29/09 Assists 3 at Portland 10/8/09 Aces 1### vs. Gonzaga 11/5/09 Digs 20 vs. Gonzaga 11/5/09 Solo Blocks 1## vs. No. 20 San Diego 10/1/09 Block Assists 1#### at Pepperdine 10/17/09 Total Blocks 1###### at Pepperdine 10/17/09 # Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed.

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#5 Paige Craine

#6 Alyse Hensley

Freshman • Setter • 5-8 Goleta, Calif. • Dos Pueblos HS

Freshman • Opposite • 6-3 San Diego, Calif. • Torrey Pines HS

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HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Dos Pueblos High School in Goleta, Calif... was a three-year varsity letter winner playing for Todd Garrett… served as team captain in her final season... garnered All-City recognition in each of her final two seasons as a Charger… named AllCIF as a senior after claiming All-League honors as a junior and senior… also competed in basketball in high school…

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HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Torrey Pines High School in San Diego, Calif... earned a total of three varsity letters in volleyball, one from Maria Carrillo High School and the final two from Torrey Pines… named All-League in all three seasons playing high school volleyball… helped Torrey Pines to the Avocado League Championship… also competed in basketball and tennis in high school... played for the Empire Volleyball Club, Coast Volleyball and Northern California High Performance teams…

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#12 Alex Ferraco

#17 Taylor Scioscia

Junior • Middle Blocker • 5-11 San Marino, Calif. • Fairfield University

Freshman • Opposite • 5-10 Westlake Village, Calif. • Louisville HS

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AT FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY - 2009 Had a solid sophomore campaign, appearing in 79 sets, forging 73 kills and 50 total blocks... tallied six kills, three blocks and three assists in MAAC Championship semifinal against Marist on November 22… had four kills in the season finale against Iona on November 15… posted six total blocks and five kills at Loyola on November 7… recorded a career effort, tallying 11 kills on .588 hitting along with three blocks at Manhattan on November 1… recorded a career-high nine total blocks against UConn on October 21…

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HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, Calif... was a fouryear varsity letterwinner... served as team captain in her final season... named Team MVP as a junior and senior… garnered second team All-Mission League honors in 2010… named honorable mention All-Area by the LA Daily News following her final campaign… off the court, garnered second honors in all four years at Louisville High School for her academic successes… a member of Point West Volleyball Club…

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#19 Betsi Metter Freshman • Outside Hitter • 5-10 Phoenix, Ariz. • Phoenix Desert Vista HS

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HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz... was a fouryear varsity letter winner playing for Molly West... served as team captain in her final two seasons... named All-City as a junior and senior… took home All-State honors in each of her final two campaigns… left high school owning five Desert Vista school records, including that for career kills at 1,317… selected 2008 Southeast Valley Player of the Year and Desert Vista Female Athlete of the Year… led the state of Arizona and was second in the nation in digs with 708 as a junior… finished 13th in the nation that same year with 462 kills en route to one of her two All-Central Region selections…

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INSIDE LMU...................................................... 24 Right Place. Right Time...........................................................25 iLMU • About LMU • History • Facts • Map A View to a Promising Future................................................26 Admissions • Majors • Orientation Financial Aid • Career Development A Solid Foundation.................................................................27 Campus Ministry • Ignatian Spirituality Marymount Institute • Initatives/Programs Develop the Whole Person.....................................................28 Student Life • Housing • Study Abroad Clubs & Organizations • Honors Program Building Champions................................................................29 Mission Statement • Quick Facts Campus Map & Directions • DIrectory History of Champions.............................................................30 Athletics’ History • All-Americans • Champs • Hall of Fame Leadership...............................................................................31 Athletics Director • President • Administration Head Coaches • Compliance • Development A Helping Hand.......................................................................32 Student-Athlete Services • Academic Support I Want to Play at LMU • SAAC A Hub of Activity....................................................................33 LMU Sports Medicine Strengthening Champions.....................................................34 LMU Strength and Conditioning Where the Lions Play..............................................................35 Athletic Facilities • Directions/Map • GameDay • Tickets Gersten Pavilion......................................................................36 Feel the Roar...........................................................................37 LMU Spirit & GameDay Following the Lions................................................................38 LMU Multimedia Where the Lions Live..............................................................39 Los Angeles and Southern California

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Right Place. Right Time.

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aybe that we’re the only Catholic University in Los Angeles and one of the world’s renowned Jesuit institutions, a group that includes 28 universities in the United States and over 100 schools worldwide. Or, maybe, it is that Loyola Marymount University has been called a Hidden Gem by the Washington Post and ranked among the Best in the West by U.S. News & World Report. Or that our serene campus, overlooking Marina del Rey, offers one of the most exhilarating academic locations anywhere. Or that our five colleges, all connected to Los Angeles, enable students to make current contacts in technology, business, politics, art, music, and naturally, the entertainment industry. Yet there’s something more to consider. If you’re looking for a place to acquire facts and skills that will help you get along in the world, you have many choices. But if you’re looking for a place where God fits in, a place that honors faith as well as reason, Loyola Marymount University may be the place for you. At LMU, we inspire you to take ideas apart and learn how they fit together. You’ll test your limits, forge enduring friendships, promote justice and become a contributing citizen of the world. Our curriculum is broad and deep. Our pace is demanding. Our expectations are high. Our plans are ambitious. And we’re looking for curious, accomplished, enterprising, visionary students to make this their right time and their right place.

INSIDE THE LIONS: Sacred Heart Chapel and its clock tower is one of most recognizable structures on the bluff. The chapel, which was remodeled in 1953, has 29 stained glass windows that represent the major jesuit saints and universities.

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A View to a Promising Future.

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he Chronicle of Higher Education notes that at Jesuit institutions, this precept “translates into a large amount of individual attention from faculty members and accessibility to high-level administrators, including the president.” At LMU, students don’t simply benefit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying out the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” The Marymount sisters contribute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with a deliberately international perspective that encourages respect for all cultures. LMU brings these gifts together in seven colleges: • Business Administration • Communications and Fine Arts • Film and Television • Liberal Arts • Science and Engineering • School of Education • Loyola Law School

INSIDE THE LIONS: William H. Hannon Library is newest crown jewell to LMU. The 88,000-square foot library was completed in 2009 and is home to more than 444,200 books and 99,383 bound periodicals.

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A Solid Foundation. UNIVERSITY MISSION AND IDENTITY

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oyola 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.

INSIDE THE LIONS: LMU sits on a bluff that provides some of the best views in all of Southern California. From the edge of campus, one can see from Catalina Island, all the way to Downtown Los Angeles and beyond to the San Bernardino Mountains.

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INITIATIVES/PROGRAMS


Develop the Whole Person. IT’S WHO YOU ARE WITH hen it comes to providing friends and mentors, you won’t find a university surpassing LMU. The campus population comes from all 50 states and 70 countries. Better still, LMU offers more than 140 extracurricular organizations that hone the students’ skills and help them find like-minded colleagues for life. Whatever the religious belief, the university pays attention to individual spirit. “I’ve thought a lot about what makes my friends at college different than those from high school, and I’ve realized that the people at LMU live up to the mission of being men and women for others,” said a sophomore. Students are free to examine faith in social or service activities.

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IT’S WHERE YOU LIVE Every fall, nine out of 10 first-year students take advantage of LMU housing and for

some very good reasons. Some of the benefits of LMU 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 gives 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.”

INSIDE THE LIONS: The sunken gardens is at the center of LMU and is the hub of activity, including home to more than 10,000 that attend graduation each May.

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Building Champions. ATHLETICS’ MISSION STATEMENT

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he 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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rom the very beginning, LMU has extablished a history of champions. In the 1930s it was three straight ice hockey championships. In the 1940s the legendary Pete Newell played for the Lions and the rivalry with Pepperdine (1941) began. The 1950s saw Bob Boyd win the NCAA title in the 100-yard dash. The 1960s saw the Lions win their first basketball championship, and one of their first Olympians, rower Hugh Miller Foley (1964). In the 1970s, Loyola and Marymount colleges merged and saw women’s sports begin their dominate history, incluing a pair of tennis championships (1977, 78). LMU then exploded in the 1980s with more individual national champions (Therese Kozlowki in cross country) and more Olympians (Paul Sunderland men’s volleyball gold medal in 1984). The decade also included LMU’s trip to the College World Series (1986) and two women’s rowing Varsity Four National Titles (1981, 86). The 1990s started with one of the most memorable moments in sports history with the men’s basketball run to the NCAA Elite Eight in the 1989-90 season. Women’s volleyball became the first program to win three straight WCC titles (1994, 95, 96), thanks in part to Olympian and All-American Sarah Noriega. Baseball would end the 1990s with three straight titles, the final coming in 2000. Then came the past decade, as the Lions won more titles (22) than the previous 70 years combined. Leading the way were the men and women’s water polo programs, winning a combined 15 titles, including five straight (2001-05) and eight in 10 years by women’s water polo.

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Leadership.

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or Dr. William S. Husak life is all about family and his 13 years as the Athletics Director at Loyola Marymount University reflects his family-first 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.” The past 13 years have been some of the most successful in school history, winning more than 54 percent of its dual competitions and claiming 28 conference championships and 35 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 2009-10 academic year. His administrative efforts in striving for that success has been and continues to be a four-pronged approached focused on people, operational budgets, facilities and endowments. For Husak it starts with developing a family of coaches, support staff and administrators who believe that LMU’s athletics program can be among the elite in the nation. His tenure has been marked by enhancing the support of the athletic teams through: • Staff: Growth of head coaches from 9 to 19 in 10 years • Facilities: $35 million in enhancements since 2000 • Operational: LionsFund support at record high • Endowments: Scholarships tops among WCC Husak is quick to acknowledge the success of athletics is due to a University committed to its programs. Leading this direction was the formation of the Athletic Director’s Council. For more on the direction of LMU Athletics: • Building Champions - Capital Campaign • LionsFund • Athletic Director’s Council • Development - Endowments a CLICK HERE FOR FULL BIO ON DR. HUSAK

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staff:

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.

MATT CASANA Dir. of Academic Services mcasana@lmu.edu

SHERILYN FRAZIER Asst. Dir. of Academic Services sherilyn.frazier@lmu.edu

ERIC WIENER Academic Services Asst. ericw6@gmail.com

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. 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 studentathletes. In the past few years the LMU Athletics Department has been in the highest percentile of the APR (Academic Performance Rate) scale among all schools in NCAA Division I. According to the 2009 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 student-athletes who received athletics aid. a CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

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A Hub of Activity.

LMU ATHLETIC MEDICINE

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he busiest place per square foot on the campus of Loyola Marymount University is not what one would think. It is not LMU’s oncampus commons area, the Lair, University Hall or the LMU bookstore. It is the LMU Athletics Training Room. Right around 1,000-square feet, the LMU training room at any given moment in season is what Assistant Athletics Director of Athletic Medicine Keith Ellison calls “organized and controlled chaos.” On a given day, the Athletics Training Room will see about half of the 450 student-athletes at LMU. A given day will include lots of paperwork, therapy for studentathletes recovering from injuries that keep them out of competition, appointments with doctors and pre- and post-practice needs. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, the Training Program provides services that include 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.

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The Training Room at LMU features state-of-the-art equipment in a 1,000-square foot athletic medicine complex. The equipment includes whirlpools, paraffin bath, ultrasound, muscle stimulation and hydrocollators. a CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON LMU ATHLETIC MEDICINE

KEITH ELLISON JOE GONZALEZ Asst. AD-Athletics Medicine Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2874 (310) 338-2764

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BETH DRAYER Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2340

STEVEN CORTEZ Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-5220


Strengthening Champions. LMU STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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he strength and conditioning program at Loyola Marymount University is an essential component of the Athletic department’s quest for Building Champions. Leading the way in developing a strength and conditioning program that will be the basic building blocks to forming champions is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Bobby Harmston, who is in his first year at the helm of the program at LMU. “We are here to train our student-athletes to be, first and foremost, the best athletically they can be,” said Harmston, who came to LMU in the summer of 2009. “We will be based around training the student-athletes at LMU to be fit across all 10 physical skills. We then will be training them to be sport specific athletes after we develop them as an overall athlete.”

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LMU STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MISSION STATEMENT “The LMU Strength and Conditioning Department will help all studentathletes reach their full athletic potential by developing all aspects of their physical and mental fitness. The ten recognized physical skills to be developed are Cardiovascular and Respiratory Endurance, Stamina, Strength, Flexibility, Power, Speed, Coordination, Agility, Balance, and Accuracy. We will develop these skills by using the following methods: Olympic lifting, strength lifting, body weight calisthenics, plyometrics, medicine ball throws, agility work, speed work, stretching, tumbling routines, metabolic conditioning, and CrossFit workouts. LMU’s facility and program reflect the total fitness philosophy of the Lion Strength & Conditioning staff.” a CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON LMU STRENGTH PROGRAM

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GENO del ROSARIO Asst. Strength Coach (310) 338-7690

CIARA CARL Asst. Strength Coach (310) 338-7690


Where the Lions Play. ATHLETIC 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 a three-year period will show lots of growth. It started in the summer of 2008 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 is home to 15 of the Lions’ 21 varsity programs in the newly remodeled and modern office complex. • • • • • • • • • •

The Leavey Center Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Annex George Page Stadium Sullivan Field Burns Aquatics Center Smith Field LMU Tennis Center Higgins Short Game Center Jane Brown Bove Boathouse

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Gersten Pavilion One of Southern California’s premier athletic facilities, Albert Gersten Pavilion begins its 29th year as home of the Loyola Marymount Lions. Since opening night, the Pavilion has become one of toughest places to play in the West Coast Conference. The 63,000-square foot facility, which had state-of-the-art flooring installed before the 2009 season, boasts a functional design, featuring rounded columns at each corner, separated by mirrored glass. It houses the programs’ extensive weight rooms, state-of-the-art training and medical facilities, and is the home of all indoor athletic events, including women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games. The volleyball Lions first moved into the facility in 1982, and recorded 14 wins in Gersten’s inaugural season. Since 1990, the Lions have posted an overall record of 187-76 (.711) in the friendly confines of the Pavilion. In conference play, the record is equally impressive with a 9942 (.702) home record in WCC action. In 28 years, the 1996 (WCC volleyball championship team and Sweet Sixteen participant) and 2003 (NCAA second round appearance) squads have been the most successful with 14-1 marks, for .933 winning percentages.

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Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Totals

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Pct. .615 .667 .667 .727 .769 .857 .933 .727 .909 .643 .800 .500 .733 .933 .750 .667 .706 .692 .357 .545 .711

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Feel the Roar. LMU SPIRIT

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he mission of LMU as a whole is the development of the whole person, paying attention to the spirit of being a Lion. The center of that spirit is LMU Athletics and specifically the atmosphere of LMU game day. From pregame hosted BBQs at LMU soccer, to chants from the grass knolls at softball to the pregame tailgate parties before LMU basketball games, there is a special buzz on LMU gamedays. And there are many ways to get involved, including involvement in TeamLMU. Check out LMU spirit at its finest. • Origin of the Lion • Heart of a Lion • The Roar • LMU Cheer Team • LMU Pep Band • Tickets • Team LMU • Fight Song • Iggy • Gameday Central/Tailgating • Official Online Store • Summer Camps/Clinics

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Following the Lions.

LMU MULTIMEDIA

This 2010-11 season, check out LMU athletics and all 21 programs online through LMULions.com and the Multimedia Page. Log on today for all the latest info on the Lions, including updated schedules, rosters, player bios, and more. Here is how LMU Multimedia brings the Lions right to you: • Lions’ Audio Network The broadcast home of LMU is the Lions’ Audio Network, providing FREE, live audio broadcasts over the World Wide Web on www.LMULions.com. More than 150 events will be broadcast live and archived events can be heard via Apple’s free QuickTime Player. All broadcasts will be archived within 72 hours of their original airing. LMU is also proud to air weekly podcast shows with highlights of recent games, interviews with student-athletes and coaches, and previews of upcoming events. • Lions’ All-Access LMU, in conjunction with CBS College Sports, presents Lions’ All-Access, the official home to video broadcasts of LMU Athletics. Lions’ All-Access will bring all non-televisied home games for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. In addition, Lions’ All-Access is home to feature interviews, highlights and more through “Inside the Lions.” The “ITL” is a special look into LMU Athletics and its student-athletes in a 10 to 15 minute show hosted by LMU students and student-athletes. The show will highlight student-athletes and give an inside look to why LMU is such a special place. • Official LMU Athletics Podcast Also online is the Official LMU Podcast Center through iTunes and Stretch Internet. This special section brings free content to your iPod and your computer. Catch postgame quotes, special interviews, “Inside the Lions”, “LMU Sports Weekly”, and more through this special podcast center. Just go to

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iTunes and search for LMU Athletics. • LMULions on Facebook/Twitter/YouTube Follow the Lions where ever you might be through: • Facebook: www.Facebook.com/LMULions • Twitter: www.Twitter.com/LMULions • YouTube: www.YouTube.com/LMULionsTV The official fan pages of the LMULions will contain not only the latest news, notes, and results for LMU Athletics, it will have special inside information. Not a member, join today. • Phone Apps/Live Updates to Your Wireless Get the latest information sent straight to your wireless device with LMU Mobile. Sign-up for this free service today to have scores, headlines and the latest in LMU Athletics at your finger tips whenever you want it. In addition. Coming in the 2010-11 season will be the LMU Athletics Phone App. Be looking for it soon. • Interactive Media Guides LMU Athletics now features all of the media guide online, and it isn’t just in PDF. Through ZMags.com, the LMU Athletic Media Guides make reading about the Lions even easier. From bios to every student-athlete to put on a Lion uniform, it can be found through LMU Media Guides online. Check it out today. • Get the Stuff There is plenty of stuff to show your Lion spirit. LMULions.com is also your source for the official online Lions’ Team FanShop, official LMU athletics auctions, the LMU Throwback Store and the photo shop. Get official merchandise, special items including game day experiences, merchandise for teams past including the 1989-90 men’s basketball team, and the best in LMU photography. Only on LMULIons.com.

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Where the Lions Live. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

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Grab 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. • Discover Los Angeles The Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau • A Better L.A. is our business Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce • The City of Los Angeles Official web site of the City of Los Angeles • California: Find Yourself Here California Travel & Tourism Commission

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Take a Look Back.

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2009 STATS

ALL-TIME HONORS

2009 RESULTS

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ALL-TIME RESULTS

COMPLETE HISTORY BOOK


LMU in the NCAA Tournament 1986 WCAC Champions NCAA Second Round Results/Stats

1999 NCAA Second Round

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1994 WCC Champions NCAA First Round Results/Stats

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2004 NCAA First Round

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1997 NCAA Second Round Results/Stats

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1996 WCC Champions NCAA Sweet Sixteen Results/Stats

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2000 NCAA First Round

1995 WCC Champions NCAA First Round Results/Stats

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LMU in the 1996 Sweet Sixteen

The 1996 LMU women’s volleyball team posted the most successful season in program history when it reached the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. The Lions managed a 26-3 overall record that year, won the third of four consecutive WCC titles, and notched their second straight undefeated conference season. The Lions defeated UC Santa Barbara in the second round of the 1996 NCAA Tournament before advancing to the NCAA Tournament’s Pacific Regional Semifinals, where they dropped a tightly-fought match to Washington State. The Lions ultimately finished the campaign ranked ninth nationally in the AVCA coaches poll. COMPLETE TOURNAMENT BRACKET

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Sarah Noriega

2000 USA Volleyball Olympian

2000 USA VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

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2000 USA VOLLEYBALL RESULTS

2000 SYDNEY OLYMPICS

USA Volleyball

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. In her inaugural year with the team, she played in 68 games and tallied 191 kills on 498 attacks. She also added 26 aces and 43 stuff blocks. Noriega had an even better sophomore season with the National Team, as she played in 144 games and led Team USA in kills (409), blocks (82) and aces (28). She was named Team MVP for her efforts that season. 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.

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USA Volleyball


Heather Hughes

USA National Team Member/AVP TEAM USA HOME

TEAM USA BIO

After “growing up” in the U.S. Women’s National Team system, serving as a U.S. Women’s National A2 Team alternate in 2007, a USA Volleyball Junior National Team alternate in 2006, and U.S. Girls’ Youth A2 alternate in 2003 and 2004, Heather Hughes received her shot to show her talent on one of volleyball’s highest stages. The native of Fallbrook, Calif. competed in a 13-player tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 2007. Upon completion of the tryout, the coaching staff evaluated the talent and asked several players, including Hughes, to return to Colorado Springs and train full-time during the spring with the U.S. Women’s National Training Team. Following successful showings in practices and scrimmages, Hughes was named to the U.S. Women’s National Training Volleyball Team travel squad that took a three-week training tour of China, leading the team to four different locations for training sessions and exhibition matches against Chinese club teams. In those matches, Hughes scored 68 points as the primary opposite hitter, tallying 60 kills, four blocks and four aces as Team USA won five of eight matches with a young squad.

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AVP BIO

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Hughes continued to make headlines as a part of the U.S. Women’s National Team at the Pan American Cup. Seizing every opportunity to impress the coaching staff, she compiled 35 points in 27 sets at the Pan American Cup, including averages of 1.04 kills, 0.15 aces, 0.14 blocks and 1.30 points per set. Showing versatility at an extremely high level of competition, Hughes took over at the libero position due to illness, playing her first-ever match at the position in the fifth-place match of the Pan American Cup.

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USA Volleyball


Emily Day

AVP/Indoor Professional Volleyball

AVP BIO

Prior to signing the contract to play in Switzerland, Day excelled on the beach circuit, competing amongst the best in the AVP. Playing on the AVP’s developmental tour, Day won the AVP’s Young Guns beach tournament on May 2 and 3, 2009 in Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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2009 NORCECA VICTORY

NORCECA

After graduating from LMU in 2008, Emily Day has seen tremendous success in beach volleyball, while also signing a professional contract with Volleyball Franches-Montagne of Switzerland.

In addition, Day was invited by the AVP to its Elite Camp/Combine, which featured 16 of the top collegiate indoor volleyball players, and served as a “boot camp” for transitioning to the beach game. At the camp, Day won the “Queen of the Beach” and the overall camp tournament, earning a berth for her partner, Devon Sutherland, and herself in the main draw of the Riverside AVP event.

BRING IT PROMOTIONS

Prior to the Elite Camp/Combine, Day and a partner made up one of 50 beach volleyball teams that participated in USA Volleyball’s first International Development Qualifier (IDQ) on March 15, 2009 in Long Beach, Calif. After winning the event, Day was selected to represent the USA at Barbicon Park in Kingston, Jamaica for the 2009 NORCECA Women’s Continental Circuit event at the end of June, 2009. There, she took home the Gold Medal over eight other countries.

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LMU All-Americans

KERRY HOUSE (1989-1990) • 2003 LMU Hall of Fame honoree • Two-time All-WCC first-team selection • Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention • Ranks first among LMU’s all-time leaders in career dig average (4.89 dps), season dig average (5.36 dps - 1990), single-season attacks (1,898 - 1990) and digs (740 - 1990) • 1990 LMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year • Career dig average ranks 11th in the NCAA record book JULIE GREER (1992-1995) • Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention • Ranked 15th in the nation in attack percentage (.388) and led the team in block average (1.15 bps) in 1995 • All-District VIII and WCC Co-Player of the Year as a senior KIM BLANKINSHIP (1993-1996) • Led LMU to three WCC Championships/NCAA appearances • Volleyball Magazine All-America third team • 1996 WCC Co-Player of the Year • 1995 WCC Defensive Player of the Year • LMU Female Athlete of the Year as a senior • Posthumously inducted into the LMU Hall of Fame in 2007

KELLI NERISON

JULIE GREER TRACY HOLMAN (1994-1997) • 2005 LMU Hall of Fame honoree • LMU all-time career assist leader (5,362 assists, 13.24 apg), second in WCC history • 1996 Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention • Four-time All-WCC first-team selection • 1994 WCC Freshman of the Year • 1994 AVCA All-West Region second team • 1996 All-District VIII • 1997-98 WCC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year • LMU Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1996-97 and 1997-98 SARAH NORIEGA (1994-1997) • Inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009 • 1997 AVCA All-America first-team selection • 1997 Volleyball Magazine All-America second-team • WCC Player of the Year in 1997 • Three-time All-WCC first team selection • Three-time All-District VIII honoree • 1997-98 LMU Female Athlete of the Year • Participant at the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1995, a World Games participant, and a 2000 Olympian • Two-time AVCA National Player of the Week in 1997 • Set the current NCAA record for most kills in a four-set match with 47 against San Diego on November 7, 1997

KIM BLANKINSHIP SARAH McFARLAND (1997-2000) • Inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007 • Three-time All-WCC first-team selection • Two-time LMU Athlete of the Year (1999-2000, 2000-01) • First athlete in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors in consecutive seasons (1999, 2000) • 1999 AVCA second team All-American • 2000 AVCA first team All-American • Led the nation in kills for two straight years, posting an incredible 762 kills in 2000 • Single-season record holder for kills at LMU and in WCC • 6.43 kill per game average ranks first in NCAA history • 52 kills against No.14 Ohio State on Sept. 10, 1999, a mark that came just four shy of the NCAA five-game record • Two-time AVCA National Player of the Week • Holds a record five NCAA national records KELLI NERISON (2001-2004) • AVCA honorable mention All-America in 2003 and 2004 • Two-time All-WCC first team selection • Two-time first team AVCA All-Region • Two-time WCC All-Academic pick • Finished her career setting 10 new program records.

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TRACY HOLMAN

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LMU National Records LMU’S NCAA RECORDS Loyola Marymount volleyball holds more NCAA Division I individual records (7) than any other school in the nation. Sarah McFarland is a large part of that achievement, holding a record five national marks. ONLINE RECORD BOOK

Sarah McFarland’s Records - Kills/set in a season: 7.78 in 2000 - Kills/set in a career: 6.43 from 1997-2000 - Attempts/set in a season: 17.04 in 2000 - Attempts/set in a career: 14.03 from 1997-2000 - Attempts in a four-set match: 111 vs. Notre Dame on 9/21/00 McFARLAND’S CAREER STATS

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Sarah Noriega’s Record - Kills in a four-set match: 47 vs. San Diego on 11/7/97 NORIEGA’S CAREER STATS

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Cathy Petrissans’ Record - Hitting Percentage in a match (20+ attempts): .955 (21-0/22) vs. Northern Arizona on 10/11/86 PETRISSANS’ CAREER STATS


Retired Jerseys MARDELL WRENSCH Wrensch was a WCC first team selection for three straight seasons, earning WCC Scholar-Athlete honors all four years. She was also voted team MVP twice and named the LMU Student-Athlete of the Year as a junior. She ranks among LMU’s top-10 in 10 career and season statistical categories.

SARAH NORIEGA - RETIREMENT RELEASE Noriega was an AVCA first team All-American, a Volleyball Magazine All-American, a threetime All-West Coast Conference first team selection, and the 1997 WCC Player of the Year. She was also a threetime All-District VIII honoree and was LMU’s Female Athlete of the Year for the 1997-98 school year. Noriega was a member of three WCC Championship teams, and still pervades the LMU career record books, placing in the top-10 of 18 career and season statistical categories. She also still holds the NCAA record for kills in a four-set match, when she recorded 47 kills on November 7, 1997 against San Diego.

TRACY HOLMAN Holman set the all-time career LMU assists record with 5,362. After leading the Lions to their thirdstraight WCC title as a junior, Holman garnered Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention accolades. She was a four-time All-WCC first team selection and 1994 WCC Freshman of the Year. She was the WCC and LMU Female ScholarAthlete of the Year in 1998, an honor she also earned at LMU in 1997.

KEALANI KIMBALL - RETIREMENT RELEASE An All-WCC first team selection for three straight seasons, Kimball also received Academic All-District VIII honors for her achievements on the court and in the classroom. She was just the fifth LMU volleyball player to receive the first-team honor three consecutive seasons, and the fourth Lion to surpass both the 1,000 kill and the 1,000 dig milestone in her career.

SARAH McFARLAND - RETIREMENT RELEASE McFarland was LMU’s first two-time AllAmerican, while also being named LMU’s Female Athlete of the Year twice. She was a three-time first team All-WCC and AVCA All-Region selection. She led the nation in kills for two straight years, including posting 762 kills in 2000 - a mark that is tops in the LMU and WCC record books. She still holds five NCAA records, including kills/set in a season (7.78 in 2000), kills/set in a career (6.43), attempts/set in a season (17.04 in 2000), attempts/set in a career (14.03), and attempts in a four-set match (111 vs. Notre Dame on 9/21/00).

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2010 Volleyball Yearbook