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LOYOLA MARYMOUNT VOLLEYBALL THE 2012 SEASON ONLINE YEARBOOK

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LMU VOLLEYBALL

2012 LMU LIONS

THE COACHING STAFF

INSIDE LMU

Table of Contents..................................................................2 Quick Facts ...........................................................................3 2012 Roster ..........................................................................4 2012 Schedule ......................................................................5 Speed Chart..........................................................................6 2012 Season Preview ............................................................7

Head Coach Tom Black .......................................................22 LMU Career Coaching Records ......................................22 Black’s Career Coaching Record ....................................23 Assistant Coach Jon Newman-Gonchar ...............................24 Assistant Coach Meagan Schmitt ........................................25 Volunteer Assistant Coach Joe Trinsey .................................26

THE PLAYERS

VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

Returners #3 Kenna Crouse ..................................................................9 #5 Litara Keil.......................................................................10 #8 Ashley Maxfeldt .............................................................11 #11 Caitlin DeWitt ..............................................................12 #12 Amber Mirabello ..........................................................13 #24 Taylor Scioscia ..............................................................14 #32 Betsi Metter .................................................................15 #67 Felicia Arriola ...............................................................16 #88 Ellie Selleck ..................................................................17

Postseason Play ...................................................................28 LMU in the Sweet Sixteen ...................................................29 Retired Volleyball Jerseys .....................................................30 Life After LMU - Sarah Noriega ...........................................31 Life After LMU - Heather Hughes ........................................32 Life After LMU - Emily Day ..................................................33 Day/Hughes Beach Pair .......................................................34 LMU All-Americans .............................................................35 LMU National Records.........................................................36 Career Records ...................................................................37 Season Records ...................................................................38

See For Yourself ..................................................................40 A Truly Personalized Learning Experience ............................41 A Solid Foundation .............................................................42 Where the Lions Live ...........................................................43 Student Life ........................................................................44 Getting Involved .................................................................45 Giving Back.........................................................................46 A Helping Hand ..................................................................47 A Promising Future .............................................................48 Building Champions ............................................................49 History of Champions .........................................................50 Lion Leadership ...................................................................51 Hub of Activity ....................................................................52 Strengthening Champions ..................................................53 The Dreier Center ...............................................................54 The Lions Athletic Center ....................................................55 Gersten Pavilion ..................................................................56 Where the Lions Play...........................................................57 Feel the Roar.......................................................................58 Following the Lions .............................................................59

Newcomers #1 Rachelle Suaava .............................................................18 #7 Sara Myers .....................................................................18 #10 Avery Bush...................................................................19 #13 Hannah Tedrow ...........................................................19 #21 Kathleen Luft ...............................................................20

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QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Primary Colors Secondary Colors Affiliation Conference Home Court Capacity Press Row Phone President Alma Mater Athletic Director Alma Mater Athletic Phone Ticket Office

Los Angeles, Calif. 1911 5,951 Undergraduate 9,234 Total Lions Crimson (Pantone 202) Navy (Pantone 2965) Marymount Blue (Pantone 279) Gray (Cool Gray 5) NCAA Division I West Coast Conference Gersten Pavilion 4,156 (310) 258-8732 David Burcham Occidental, ‘73 Dr. William Husak SUNY-Cortland, ‘72 (310) 338-2765 (310) 338-LION

VOLLEYBALL STAFF Head Coach Alma Mater Record At LMU Overall DI Record Overall Coaching Record WCC Record Assistant Coach Alma Mater Assistant Coach Alma Mater Volunteer Assistant Coach Alma Mater

Tom Black UC San Diego, ‘96 29-31 (two seasons) 29-31 (two seasons) 144-60 (115-29 at DII UCSD) 13-17 (two seasons) Jon Newman-Gonchar Northern Arizona, ‘05 Meagan Schmitt Cal, ‘11 Joe Trinsey Stevens Institute, ‘09

TEAM FACTS 2011 Record 2011 WCC Record/Finish Letterwinners Returning/Lost Starters Returning/Lost Newcomers

14-16 7-9/6th 6/7 2+Libero/3 5

POSTSEASON INFORMATION Conference Championships (4) 1986 (WCAC), 1994, 1995 1996 NCAA Appearances (10) 1986, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005 NCAA Sweet Sixteen Appearances (1) 1996

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MEDIA SERVICES Assoc. AD - External Relations John Shaffer Media Services Director (Volleyball Contact) Tyler Geivett Office Phone (310) 338-7638 Cell Phone (310) 345-6997 E-mail tgeivett@lmu.edu Assistant Director Sarah Finney Coordinator of New Media William Brooks SID Office Fax (310) 338-2703 Website www.LMULions.com Facebook Page facebook.com/LMULions Twitter Page twitter.com/LMULions MAILING ADDRESS Loyola Marymount University ̅ïVÊi`ˆ>Ê,i>̈œ˜ÃÊ"vwViÊUÊiÀÃÌi˜Ê*>ۈˆœ˜ 1 LMU Drive - MS 8505 Los Angeles, CA 90045 WEST COAST CONFERENCE Volleyball Contact Phone Email Fax Website

Stef Ordoveza (650) 873-8622 sordoveza@westcoast.org (650) 873-7846 www.wccsports.com


2012 ROSTER No. 1 3 5 7 8 10 11 12 13 21 24 32 67 88

Name Rachelle Suaava Kenna Crouse Litara Keil Sara Myers Ashley Maxfeldt Avery Bush Caitlin DeWitt Amber Mirabello Hannah Tedrow Kathleen Luft Taylor Scioscia Betsi Metter Felicia Arriola Ellie Selleck

HEAD COACH: ASSISTANT COACHES:

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

Ht 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-9 5-10 5-11 5-8 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-11

Yr FR SR SO FR SO FR SO RS FR FR RS JR JR JR RS JR RS FR

Hometown/Previous School Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS Coto de Caza, Calif./Santa Margarita HS Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Poly HS Dallas, Texas/Episcopal School of Dallas Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Bonita HS Laguna Beach, Calif./Laguna Beach HS Pleasanton, Calif./Foothill HS Palm Harbor, Fla./Berkeley Prep Foothill Ranch, Calif./Orange Lutheran HS Thousand Oaks, Calif./Georgia Westlake Village, Calif./Louisville HS Phoenix, Ariz./Phoenix Desert Vista HS Laguna Niguel, Calif./Dana Hills HS Grass Valley, Calif./Nevada Union HS

Tom Black (UC San Diego, ‘96) – Third Season Jon Newman-Gonchar (Northern Arizona, ‘05) – Third Season Meagan Schmitt (Cal, ‘11) – Second Season Joe Trinsey (Stevens Institute, ‘09) – First Season CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE ROSTER

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Felicia Arriola ARE-EE-OH-LUH Kenna Crouse RHYMES WITH HOUSE Litara Keil LUH-TAR-UH KYLE Betsi Metter MEET-ER Taylor Scioscia SO-SHUH Rachelle Suaava RUH-SHELL SWAH-VUH Hannah Tedrow TED-ROW

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2012 SCHEDULE SUN

MON

TUE

WED 1

THU 2

FRI 3

SAT

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

THU

FRI

4

SAT 1 Arizona State 1:00 PM

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

2

3

4

5

6

7

8 at High Point 8:00 AM George Mason 2:00 PM

12

13

14

15

16

17

SEPTEMBER

AUGUST

Virginia Tech. 1:30 PM

18 Alumnae Match 1:00 PM

20

19

22

21

23

24

25

Connectictu 7:00 PM

27

26

28

29

30

10

9

17

16

TUE 2

WED 3

THU

24

23

BYU 7:00 PM

7

8

9

10

11

OCTOBER

Santa Clara 7:00 PM

14

15

16

17

18

22

23

24

25 at Pepperdine 7:00 PM

28

29

30

25

26

SAT

SUN

MON

TUE

WED

6

22 San Francisco 12:00 PM

28

29 CSU Bakersfield 1:00 PM

THU

FRI 2

1

SAT 3

Portland 7:00 PM

4

13

5

6

7

at BYU 12:00 PM

9

8 Pepperdine 7:00 PM

1:00 PM

20 at Portland 12:00 PM

26

21

27

at San Diego

19

at Notre Dame 10:00 AM Xavier 4:00 PM

30

at Gonzaga 6:00 PM

21

20

Saint Mary’s 12:00 PM

12

15

San Diego 7:00 PM

FRI 5

14

at Saint Mary’s 7:00 PM

31

4

19

18

Iona 12:00 PM UC Santa Barbara 7:00 PM

NOVEMBER

MON 1

13

Kansas 2:00 PM

Colgate 12:00 PM UC Irvine 7:00 PM

SUN

12

11

27

11

12

13

14

15

at CS Northridge 7:00 PM

16

at Santa Clara 6:00 PM

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

28

29

30

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17 at San Francisco 1:00 PM

Gonzaga 12:00 PM

31

10

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SPEED CHART 1

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Rachelle Suaava  É"**ĂŠUĂŠĂˆÂ‡ÂŁĂŠUĂŠ, Long Beach, Calif.

Kenna Crouse  ĂŠUĂŠĂˆÂ‡ÂŁĂŠUĂŠ-, Coto de Caza, Calif.

5

7

Litara Keil  ĂŠUĂŠĂˆÂ‡ÂŁĂŠUĂŠ-" Long Beach, Calif.

8

Sara Myers "ĂŠUĂŠĂˆÂ‡Ă¤ĂŠUĂŠ, Dallas, Texas

10

Ashley Maxfeldt -ÊUÊx‡£äÊUÊ-" Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

32

Avery Bush

-ÊUÊx‡™ÊUÊ, Laguna Beach, Calif.

13

21

24

Hannah Tedrow -ÊUÊx‡nÊUÊ, Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Kathleen Luft "ĂŠUĂŠĂˆÂ‡ÂŁĂŠUĂŠ,-ĂŠ, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Taylor Scioscia "ÊUÊx‡£äÊUÊ, Westlake Village, Calif.

Betsi Metter

-ÊUÊx‡£äÊUÊ, Phoenix, Ariz.

Felicia Arriola "ÊUÊx‡££ÊUÊ,-Ê, Laguna Niguel, Calif.

Tom Black Head Coach Third Season

ÂœÂ˜ĂŠ iĂœÂ“>˜‡œ˜VÂ…>Ă€ Assistant Coach Third Season

Meagan Schmitt Assistant Coach Second Season

Joe Trinsey Volunteer Assistant First Season

6

67

11

Caitlin DeWitt "ÊUÊx‡£äÊUÊ-" Pleasanton, Calif.

88

Ellie Selleck

-ÊUÊx‡££ÊUÊ,-Ê, Grass Valley, Calif.

12

Amber Mirabello "**ÊUÊx‡££ÊUÊ,-Ê, Palm Harbor, Fla.


2012 SEASON PREVIEW The LMU women’s volleyball team, led by third-year head coach Tom Black, enters the 2012 season looking to improve on a 14-16 overall record and a sixth-place finish in the WCC last year. Black and his coaching staff welcome back six letter winners in addition to three players who redshirted the 2011 campaign. The Lions also welcome five newcomers, including one Division-I transfer, to LMU as part of a second consecutive ranked recruiting class. Returners Highlighting this year’s group of returners are 2011 WCC Defensive Player of the Year Betsi Metter, All-Freshman team selection Litara Keil, and sophomore outside hitter Caitlin DeWitt. Also returning to the outside position this year after missing all of last season due to injury is junior Felicia Arriola. LMU’s lone senior, Kenna Crouse, is expected to join Keil as a force at the middle blocker position. While the setter position is up in the air, Black feels he has two legitimate options in sophomore Ashley Maxfeldt and freshman Hannah Tedrow. Named West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year after posting a conference-best 538 digs at a rate of 4.89 per set, Metter garnered honorable mention All-West Coast Conference honors as a sophomore while also claiming a spot on the All-Academic squad last year. The 538 digs and 4.89 digs per set were good enough to rank second in LMU’s single-season record book. On the serve, Metter managed 42 aces at a rate of 0.38 per set to place third in the WCC. Staking her claim as one of the best players in the conference, she was named WCC Player of the Week on October 31 - the

only Libero lauded by the WCC throughout the season. Flourishing throughout the year, Metter managed a season-best 34 digs against UC Santa Barbara on October 7, placing ninth in LMU’s record book for a single match. Metter, who posted double-digit digs in all but four of the 30 matches played, had 20 or more digs in 10 matches last year. Keil, a COBRA Magazine All-Southwest Region selection, made an immediate impact on the team as a freshman, starting all 30 matches in her inaugural year en route to being named to the All-WCC Freshman squad. She led all LMU players on the block, posting 20 block solos and 85 block assists at a rate of 0.97 blocks per set. Making a name for herself right away, Keil posted a season-best three block solos in her first match of her career against Cal State Fullerton on August 26. Playing against one of the taller squads in the WCC, the native of Long Beach, Calif. had nine block assists at BYU on November 3, placing tied for 10th in LMU’s record book for a single match. On the attack, Keil posted 248 kills at a rate of 2.30 kills per set, including a season-best 14 kills on November 5 against Santa Clara when she hit .481 with only one error on 27 attacks. Perhaps the most improved player from the end of last year and into fall practice this season, DeWitt appeared in 24 matches, starting six, as a freshman. She posted 128 kills, including a season-best 17 against BYU on September 29 and at San Diego on October 15. On the serve, DeWitt notched eight aces, including a pair versus Houston on September 10 and two more at Long Beach State on November 23.

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Arriola missed all of last year due to injury, but worked extremely hard throughout her redshirt season en route to earning the LMU Pride Award for her team support and work ethic. A captain on last year’s squad despite not playing in a single set, Arriola appeared in 29 of LMU’s 30 matches as a sophomore in 2010, including starting 28. She amassed 240 kills at a rate of 2.35 per set, while also posting 15 service aces and 233 digs at a rate of 2.28 per set. Active on the block, she totaled 23 blocks, including three block solos and 20 block assists. Crouse, LMU’s lone senior in 2012, appeared in all 30 matches for the Lions last year, posting 183 kills at a rate of 1.69 per set while hitting .179. She managed five aces on the season, including three against Quinnipiac on August 27. A constant at middle blocker, she totaled five block solos and 58 block assists for a combined 63 blocks at a rate of .58 per set. When asked about the setter position, Black said, “I’m really impressed with both of our setters this year. They are both aware that the competition is tight and both want to play, but they are not allowing that to get in the way of their relationship as teammates.


MEET THE 2011 LIONS ................................................. 8 Returners #3 Kenna Crouse .................................................................................. ™ ›xʈÌ>À>Êiˆ....................................................................................... 10 #8 Ashley Maxfeldt ............................................................................ 11 #11 Caitlin DeWitt .............................................................................. 12 #12 Amber Mirabello ......................................................................... 13 #24 Taylor Scioscia ............................................................................. 14 #32 Betsi Metter ................................................................................. £x #67 Felicia Arriola............................................................................... 16 #88 Ellie Selleck .................................................................................. 17

THE PLAYERS

Newcomers #1 Rachelle Suaava ............................................................................ 18 #7 Sara Myers ..................................................................................... 18 #10 Avery Bush .................................................................................. £™ #13 Hannah Tedrow ........................................................................... £™ #21 Kathleen Luft............................................................................... 20

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#3 KENNA CROUSE -i˜ˆœÀÊUʈ``iÊ œVŽiÀÊUÊȇ£ÊUÊ œÌœÊ`iÊ >â>]Ê >ˆv°ÊUÊ->˜Ì>Ê>À}>ÀˆÌ>ÊBRIEFLY Kenna Crouse is in her fourth season with LMU volleyball... 2011 (JUNIOR) Appeared in all 30 matches for the Lions as a junior... posted 183 kills at a rate of 1.69 per set while hitting .179... served up five aces, including three against Quinnipiac on August 27... managed five block solos and 58 block assists for a total of 63 blocks at a rate of .58 per set... had a season-high 14 kills against Portland on October 27... six blocks came against Santa Clara on November 5... 2010 (SOPHOMORE) Appeared in 22 matches and 59 sets... collected 84 kills at a rate of 1.42 per set... managed a .242 hitting percentage over the course of the year... served-up five aces while collecting 20 digs... posted two block solos and 37 block assists to average .66 blocks per set... posted a season-high 10 kills on three occasions... notched two aces versus Oral Roberts on September 4... teamed for five block assists on November 18 against Saint Mary’s... 2009 (FRESHMAN) 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 team-high 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...

2012 STATS

Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks

KENNA CROUSE’S CAREER HIGHS 19 40 .750 3 6 5 1 9 9

vs. Houston vs. Houston vs. Idaho at Portland vs. Idaho 4x (last: vs. San Diego) 9x (last: at Long Beach State) vs. Cal State Northridge vs. Cal State Northridge

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9/11/09 9/11/09 9/4/09 10/8/09 9/4/09 11/12/11 11/23/11 9/15/09 9/15/09

HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 graduate of Santa Margarita High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.... was a three-year varsity starter for coach Cristy Chapman-Uhrig... led her team to the 2008 CIF Division I-AA title and a spot in the semifinals of the State Championship... garnered second team All-CIF honors as a senior... two-time All-League honoree... named to the President’s Honor Roll all four years... helped her team to the Junior Olympic 16 Open Championship and a bronze medal as a part of the Junior Olympic 18 Club team...

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#5 LITARA KEIL -œ«…œ“œÀiÊUʈ``iÊ œVŽiÀÊUÊȇ£ÊUÊœ˜}Ê i>V…]Ê >ˆv°ÊUÊœ˜}Ê i>V…Ê*œÞ BRIEFLY Litara Keil is in her second season with LMU volleyball... All-WCC Freshman team selection... Active Ankle Challenge All-Tournament selection... 2011 (FRESHMAN) Made an immediate impact on the team as a freshman, starting all 30 matches in her inaugural year en route to being named to the AllWCC Freshman squad... led all players on the block, posting 20 block solos and 85 block assists at a rate of 0.97 blocks per set... season-best three block solos came in her first match of her career against Cal State Fullerton on August 26... had nine block assists at BYU on November 3, placing tied for 10th in LMU’s record book for a single match... on the attack, posted 248 kills at a rate of 2.30 kills per set... season-best 14 kills came on November 5 against Santa Clara when she hit .481 with only one error on 27 attacks... hit an impressive .667 with 13 kills and just one error on 18 swings versus Cal State Bakersfield on September 5... served up five aces against Seattle on September 4... named COBRA Magazine All-Southwest Region... HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 graduate of Long Beach Poly in Long Beach, Calif... a three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Leland McGrath... served as a team captain as a senior... named All-City in each of her final three seasons... garnered All-Conference recognition in her final year and All-League recognition in all three years of varsity play... an All-CIF selection as a senior... helped Long Beach Poly to a No. 1 ranking in the state of California during the 2010 season, while also ranking as high as No. 11 nationally according to Maxpreps. com... guided her team to a runner-up finish at the CIF Division I Championship in 2010... earned All-CIF Southern Section honors in each of her last three seasons of play... tabbed All-Tournament at the prestigious Durango Tournament as a senior... PERSONAL Litara Susitina Keil was born April 10, 1993... Nia and Ricky Keil... has three sisters, Mary, Matanofo and Sophie, and two brothers, Ricky and Frank... chose LMU because it has the course of study she is interested in, it is near her hometown, and it has a beautiful campus... a business management major.

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Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks

LITARA KEIL’S CAREER HIGHS 14 34 .667 2 5 5 3 9 9

vs. Santa Clara vs. Gonzaga vs. Cal State Bakersfield 2x (last: at Portland) vs. Seattle 2x (last: vs. San Jose State) vs. Cal State Fullerton at BYU at BYU

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11/5/11 10/29/11 9/5/11 9/24/11 9/4/11 9/17/11 8/26/11 11/3/11 11/3/11

2012 STATS


#8 ASHLEY MAXFELDT -œ«…œ“œÀiÊUÊ-iÌÌiÀÊUÊx‡£äÊUÊ,>˜V…œÊ ÕV>“œ˜}>]Ê >ˆv°ÊUÊ œ˜ˆÌ>ÊBRIEFLY Ashley Maxfeldt is in her second season with LMU volleyball... 2011 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in 20 sets and 13 matches for LMU as a freshman... dishedout 82 assists at a rate of 4.10 per set... season-high 19 assists came in her first match played on August 27 against Quinnipiac... also served-up three of her four season aces in that inaugural match... HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 graduate of Bonita High School in LaVerne, Calif... a fouryear varsity letterwinner... served as team captain as a junior and senior... three-time All-Area selection... Division III CIF Player of the Year in 2009... earned Miramonte League Most Valuable Player honors as a junior... first team All-League selection in all four of her varsity seasons... listed (#92) on the Senior Aces Top-100 volleyball players list in 2010... garnered a spot on the 2010 Under Armour High School All-America watch list in 2010... guided her team to a 22-5 overall record and a perfect 12-0 mark in the conference as a senior... helped her team to the CIF Final in 2009, the Semifinal in 2007, and the Quarterfinal in 2008 and 2010... PERSONAL Ashley Marie Maxfeldt was born June 5, 1993, in Upland, Calif... daughter of Cheryl and Willie Maxfeldt... has one brother, Matthew... recruited by TCU, Wichita State, Arizona State and Arizona, but chose LMU because she considers the school to be a perfect fit for her, and the volleyball program had everything she wanted... a psychology major.

2012 STATS

Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks

ASHLEY MAXFELDT’S CAREER HIGHS 1 1 -19 3 2 -1 1

3x (last: at Gonzaga) 8x (last: at Santa Clara -vs. Quinnipiac vs. Quinnipiac 3x (last: vs. Pepperdine) -3x (last: at Santa Clara) 3x (last: at Santa Clara)

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9/22/11 10/20/11 -8/27/11 8/27/11 10/5/11 -10/20/11 10/20/11

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#11 CAITLIN DeWITT -œ«…œ“œÀiÊUÊ"ÕÌÈ`iʈÌÌiÀÊUÊx‡£äÊUÊ*i>Ã>˜Ìœ˜]Ê >ˆv°ÊUÊœœÌ…ˆÊBRIEFLY Caitlin DeWitt is in her second season with LMU volleyball... 2011 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in 24 matches, starting six, as a freshman... posted 128 kills, including a season-best 17 on two occasions... posted 17 against BYU on September 29 and at San Diego on October 15... averaged 2.13 kills per set... notched eight service aces, including a pair versus Houston on September 10 and two more at Long Beach State on November 23... posted four block assists on October 13 at San Francisco... HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 graduate of Foothill High School in Pleasanton, Calif... a four-year varsity letterwinner for coach Dusty Collins... served as team captain in each of her final two years playing for Foothill... NCS Division I and East Bay League Most Valuable Player... garnered All-City and All-Area as a junior and senior... named AllLeague as a sophomore, junior and senior... helped her team to a 35-5 overall mark in 2010, including a 12-2 record in league to claim first place... member of the High Performance U.S. Women’s Junior A2 Program roster in 2009 and 2010... named High Performance Tournament Best Attacker in 2010... posted 646 kills and 81 aces to the tune of 5.70 kills per set and a .338 hitting percentage as a senior... PERSONAL Caitlin Elizabeth DeWitt was born May 14, 1993, in Casper, Wyo... daughter of Elizabeth and Phillip DeWitt... has one brother, Phillip... chose LMU because of the school size, including campus and number of people, the volleyball team, and the coaches... is undecided on a major.

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Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks

CAITLIN DeWITT’S CAREER HIGHS 17 45 .375 1 2 5 1 4 4

2x (last: at San Diego) vs. BYU vs. Saint Mary’s 2x (last: vs. UC Santa Barbara) 2x (last: at Long Beach State) vs. UC Santa Barbara 3x (last: at Long Beach State) at San Francisco at San Francisco

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10/15/11 9/29/11 10/1/11 10/7/11 11/23/11 10/7/11 11/23/11 10/13/11 10/13/11

2012 STATS


#12 AMBER MIRABELLO ,-ÊÀiœ>˜ÊUÊ"««œÃˆÌiÊUÊx‡££ÊUÊ*>“Ê>ÀLœÀ]ʏ>°ÊUÊ iÀŽiiÞÊ*Ài« BRIEFLY Amber Mirabello is in her second season with LMU volleyball, but holds redshirt-freshman eligibility after redshirting her true freshman campaign in 2011... 2011 (FRESHMAN) Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman... HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 graduate of Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, Fla... a fouryear varsity letterwinner... named All-City and All-Area as a senior... posted 359 kills, 30 aces and 51 total blocks as a senior... averaged 3.8 kills per set... guided her team to back-to-back FHSAA State Championships in 2009 and 2010... garnered the Coaches Award as a senior in high school... named first team All-Hillsborough as a senior and second team as a junior... PERSONAL Amber Nicollette Mirabello was born March 25, 1993, in Tampa, Fla... daughter of Rochelle and Steven Mirabello... chose LMU because she loved the campus from the moment she visited... a graphic design major.

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Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks

AMBER MIRABELLO’S CAREER HIGHS ----------

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#24 TAYLOR SCIOSCIA Ă•Â˜ÂˆÂœĂ€ĂŠUĂŠ"Ă•ĂŒĂƒÂˆ`iĂŠÂˆĂŒĂŒiÀÊUĂŠx‡£äÊUĂŠ7iĂƒĂŒÂ?>ÂŽiĂŠ6ˆÂ?Â?>}i]ĂŠ >Â?ˆv°ÊUĂŠÂœĂ•ÂˆĂƒĂ›ÂˆÂ?Â?iĂŠBRIEFLY Taylor Scioscia is in her third season with LMU volleyball... appeared in four sets as a sophomore... 2011 (SOPHOMORE) Appeared in four sets for the Lions as a sophomore... posted a pair of kills in her first match of the year on August 27 against Quinnipiac... lone dig came at BYU on November 3... collected a block assist against Seattle on September 4... earned the LMU Female Strength and Conditioning Award at the annual Iggy Awards banquet... 2010 (FRESHMAN) Appeared in six sets and four matches as a freshman... posted her lone kill of the season on September 3 at Kansas State... served-up an ace against Oral Roberts on September 4... managed two digs against Wichita State on September 11... HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Louisville High School in Woodland Hills, Calif... was a four-year 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... PERSONAL Taylor Florence Scioscia was born December 12, 1991, in Upland, Calif... daughter of Anne and Mike Scioscia... father enjoyed a 15-year career as a catcher in Major League Baseball and is the current manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim... has one brother, Matt, who played baseball at Notre Dame... donated 10.5 inches of her hair to Locks of Love, an organization that makes human hair wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy... also recruited by Connecticut, DePaul and Purdue, but chose LMU because it has an outstanding Division I athletic program as well as superior academics... a sociology major.

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TAYLOR SCIOSCIA’S CAREER HIGHS 2 8 -1 1 2 -1 1

vs. Quinnipiac vs. Quinnipiac -2x (last: vs. Wichita State) vs. Oral Roberts vs. Wichita State -vs. Seattle vs. Seattle

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#32 BETSI METTER Ă•Â˜ÂˆÂœĂ€ĂŠUĂŠ iviÂ˜ĂƒÂˆĂ›iĂŠ-ÂŤiVˆ>Â?ÂˆĂƒĂŒĂŠUĂŠx‡£äÊUĂŠ*Â…Âœi˜ˆĂ?]ĂŠĂ€ÂˆĂ˘Â°ĂŠUĂŠ*Â…Âœi˜ˆĂ?ĂŠ iĂƒiĂ€ĂŒĂŠ6ÂˆĂƒĂŒ>ĂŠBRIEFLY Betsi Metter is in her third season with LMU volleyball... named West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in 2011 after serving as LMU’s starting Libero throughout the campaign... garnered honorable mention All-West Coast Conference honors as a sophomore while also claiming a spot on the All-Academic squad... 2011 (SOPHOMORE) Named West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year after posting a conference-best 538 digs at a rate of 4.89 per set... garnered honorable mention All-West Coast Conference honors as a sophomore while also claiming a spot on the All-Academic squad... the 538 digs and 4.89 digs per set were good enough to rank second in LMU’s single-season record book... served-up 42 aces at a rate of 0.38 per set to place third in the WCC... was named WCC Player of the Week on October 31 - the only Libero lauded by the WCC throughout the season... took home LMU Most Improved Athlete of the Year at the annual Iggy Awards banquet... managed a season-best 34 digs against UC Santa Barbara on October 7, placing ninth in LMU’s record book for a single match... posted double-digit digs in all but four of the 30 matches played... had 20 or more digs in 10 matches... notched a season-best five service aces against Gonzaga on October 29...

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BETSI METTER’S CAREER HIGHS 6 25 .080 6 5 34 -1 1

2x (last: at Gonzaga) 2x (last: at Gonzaga) vs. Cal State Bakersfield at Gonzaga vs. Gonzaga vs. UC Santa Barbara -3x (last: at Gonzaga) 3x (last: at Gonzaga)

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11/11/10 11/11/10 11/4/10 9/22/11 10/29/11 10/7/11 -11/11/10 11/11/10

2010 (FRESHMAN) Made an immediate impact as a freshman, appearing in 112 sets and all 30 matches... collected 20 kills and 28 assists... servedup 34 aces at a rate of .30 per set to place second on the team and fifth in the conference... notched 251 digs at a rate of 2.24 per set, placing third on the team... recorded three block assists... posted a season-best six kills twice, including at Gonzaga on November 11... took a season-high 25 attacks in that same match... served-up a season-best four aces twice... posted a season-best 22 digs at BYU on September 10... recorded 124 digs in WCC play at a rate of 2.48 per set, ranking second on the team in that category... nine of her 34 aces came against WCC foes... HIGH SCHOOL A 2010 graduate of Desert Vista High School in Phoenix, Ariz...

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#67 FELICIA ARRIOLA ,-ĂŠĂ•Â˜ÂˆÂœĂ€ĂŠUĂŠ"Ă•ĂŒĂƒÂˆ`iĂŠÂˆĂŒĂŒiÀÊUĂŠx‡££ÊUĂŠ>}Ă•Â˜>ĂŠ ˆ}Ă•iÂ?]ĂŠ >Â?ˆv°ÊUĂŠ >˜>ĂŠˆÂ?Â?ĂƒĂŠBRIEFLY Felicia Arriola is in her fourth season with LMU volleyball, but holds redshirt-junior eligibility after missing the entire 2011 season due to offseason surgery... 2011 (JUNIOR) Granted a medical redshirt after having offseason surgery... an LMU Pride Award honoree... 2010 (SOPHOMORE) Appeared in 29 of LMU’s 30 matches as a sophomore, including starting 28... amassed 240 kills at a rate of 2.35 per set... finished third on the team in terms of kills and second in terms of attacks with 709... managed 15 service aces and 233 digs at a rate of 2.28 per set... totaled 23 blocks, including three block solos and 20 block assists... named Utah State Invitational Tournament MVP and AllTournament at Utah State and the Luxe City Center Trojan Invite hosted by USC... accumulated six double-double matches, including 19 kills and 14 digs against Cal State Fullerton on August 28... posted a season-best 23 kills on .553 hitting against Utah Valley on September 18 to help LMU to the Utah State Invitational Championship... served-up three aces in back-to-back matches against Portland and Gonzaga on October 14 and 16... managed 17 digs on three different occasions...

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FELICIA ARRIOLA’S CAREER HIGHS 23 60 .553 3 3 20 1 3 3

vs. Utah Valley at UC Irvine vs. Utah Valley at Portland 2x (last: vs. Gonzaga) vs. Gonzaga 5x (last: vs. Portland) 2x (last: at San Francisco) 4x (last: vs. Portland)

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9/18/10 10/8/10 9/18/10 10/8/09 10/16/10 11/5/09 10/14/10 10/2/10 10/14/10

2009 (FRESHMAN) 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... HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 graduate of Dana Hills High School in Dana Point, Calif....

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#88 ELLIE SELLECK ,-ÊÀiœ>˜ÊUÊ ivi˜ÃˆÛiÊ-«iVˆ>ˆÃÌÊUÊx‡££ÊUÊÀ>ÃÃÊ6>iÞ]Ê >ˆv°ÊUÊ iÛ>`>Ê1˜ˆœ˜ÊBRIEFLY Ellie Selleck is in her second season with LMU volleyball, but holds redshirt-freshman eligibility after redshirting her true freshman campaign in 2011... 2011 (FRESHMAN) Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman... HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 graduate of Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley, Calif... a three-year varsity letterwinner... helped her team to the State Final match and three section titles in high school... finished 11th at the Junior Olympics in her junior year... started on a 18-1s team at the age of 16... PERSONAL Ellie Lee Selleck was born September 7, 1993, in Grass Valley, Calif... daughter of Amy and Darrin Selleck... chose LMU because of the coaching staff and the volleyball program... a business management major.

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#1 RACHELLE SUAAVA

#7 SARA MYERS

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BRIEFLY Rachelle Suaava is in her first season with LMU volleyball...

BRIEFLY Sara Myers is in her first season with LMU volleyball...

HIGH SCHOOL A 2012 graduate of Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes, Calif... earned All-Moore League first team honors as a junior and senior at Long Beach Poly High School in Long Beach, Calif... All-Tournament selection at the prestigious Redondo Power Classic in 2010 and 2011... helped Long Beach Poly to a No. 1 ranking in the state of California and a No. 11 national mark during the 2010 season... guided her team to the CIF playoffs as a junior and senior, including helping her team to a runner-up finish at the CIF Division I Championship in 2010... garnered CIF All-Tournament honors for her efforts in helping Long Beach Poly to the final match... before transferring to Long Beach Poly, named an Oahu Interscholastic Association All-Star as a sophomore at Kapolei High School in Hawai’i...

HIGH SCHOOL A 2012 graduate of Episcopal School of Dallas in Dallas, Texas... a four-year varsity letterwinner, she played three years at Episcopal School of Dallas, including serving as the team captain in her final two campaigns... played her sophomore season at Bishop Lynch High School... All-North Zone selection in all three years at Episcopal School of Dallas... earned All-SPC honors three times in her high school career... named TAPPS 5A Newcomer of the Year in 2010... TAPPS All-District first team and All-State second team as a member of the TAPPS 5A State Finals All-Tournament squad as a sophomore... twice named Team MVP at Episcopal School of Dallas... a 2011 Under Armour High School Girls’ All-American watch list selection... garnered Prep Volleyball Senior Aces honorable mention accolades in 2012...

PERSONAL Rachelle Malia Suaava was born July 18, 1994, in Honolulu, Hawai’i... daughter of Maina Suaava... has three brothers, Siona, Mase and Israel, and two sisters, Martina and Macy... also considered University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Boston College and University of Hawai’i, but chose LMU because it was a great fit and she loved the campus... is undecided on a major.

PERSONAL Sara Elizabeth Myers was born September 8, 1993, in Dallas, Texas... daughter of Sandra and Charles Myers... has one brother, Charles... an engineering major.

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#10 AVERY BUSH

#13 HANNAH TEDROW

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BRIEFLY Hannah Tedrow is in her first season with LMU volleyball...

HIGH SCHOOL A 2012 graduate of Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, Calif... a four-year varsity letterwinner... posted 52 kills and 24 aces to help her squad to a 21-9 record in 2010... also managed 93 digs that year... posted 21 kills and 33 aces as a senior as her team qualified for the CIF Semifinals... collected 99 digs in her final campaign...

HIGH SCHOOL A 2011 graduate of Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif... competed for the Surf City Volleyball Club... four-year varsity starter at Orange Lutheran... second team All-Trinity League selection as a freshman before claiming first team honors in each of her final three seasons... MVP of the La Jolla Tournament as a senior... earned a silver medal at the Junior Olympics in 2011 en route to an AllTournament selection... also garnered a silver medal at the Global National Challenge in 2010...

PERSONAL Avery Celine Bush was born December 4, 1993... daughter of Jill and Greg Bush... has one brother, Dylan... chose LMU because it has a great athletic volleyball team, it is a great academic opportunity, she loved the coaches, and the campus is gorgeous... volunteered her free time at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and writing letters to soldiers... is undecided on a major.

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PERSONAL Hannah Noel Tedrow was born October 15, 1993, in Orange, Calif... daughter of Patricia and Glen Tedrow... has three sisters, Samantha, Elizabeth and Kathryn... chose LMU because the atmosphere is great, the academics are fantastic, and she has great relationships with the team... a liberal studies major.

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#21 KATHLEEN LUFT ,-ĂŠĂ•Â˜ÂˆÂœĂ€ĂŠUĂŠ"ĂŠUĂŠĂˆÂ‡ÂŁĂŠUĂŠ/Â…ÂœĂ•Ăƒ>˜`ĂŠ">ÂŽĂƒ]ĂŠ >Â?ˆv°ÊUĂŠiÂœĂ€}ˆ> BRIEFLY Kathleen Luft is in her first season with LMU volleyball after transferring into the program following three years at Georgia...utilized a redshirt season in 2009 and now holds junior eligibility... 2011 (GEORGIA - RS SOPHOMORE) Appeared in 26 matches with 24 starts for Georgia... recorded 285 kills, 24 aces, 108 digs and 44 blocks... led or tied for the team lead in kills 15 times, including posting three double-doubles over the course of the year... in five-set win at Arkansas, posted careerhighs with 22 kills, 55 attacks and six blocks... posted 10 kills on a career-best .643 clip vs. #13 Florida... had a double-double vs. Ole Miss with 11 kills and 10 digs while also tying a career-high with five blocks... named to Director’s Honor Roll for her hard work in the classroom... 2010 (GEORGIA - RS FRESHMAN) Appeared in 30 matches with 20 starts... recorded 271 kills (2.44 per set), 23 assists, 20 aces, 173 digs (1.56 per set) and 48 blocks... managed five double-doubles... led or tied for the team lead in kills eight times, attempts 12 times, aces 11 times and digs five times... posted 12 matches with double-digit kills including a season-best 19 vs. Miss. St... 2009 (GEORGIA - FRESHMAN) Utilized a redshirt season as a true freshman... earned a spot on the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll...

KATHLEEN LUFT’S CAREER HIGHS (AT GEORGIA)

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Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Digs Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks

22 55 .643 3 3 15 2 5 6

at Arkansas at Arkansas No.13 Florida Ole Miss 3x (last: at Pepperdine) at Mississippi State 3x (last: at South Carolina) 4x (last: at Arkansas) at Arkansas

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10/16/11 10/16/11 10/2/11 11/12/10 9/2/11 11/19/10 11/20/11 10/16/11 10/16/11

HIGH SCHOOL A 2009 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand Oaks, Calif... a four-year varsity letterwinner playing for James Park... named 2008 Most Valuable Athlete and a Star News first team selection... also garnered a first team selection from the Marmonte League... started at outside hitter for the Santa Monica Beach Club volleyball team, which competed in the Southern California Volleyball Association and traveled nationally to compete in the USAV Open Division... also competed in basketball and track as well...

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MEET THE COACHING STAFF .......................................21 Head Coach Tom Black ....................................................................... 22 LMU Career Coaching Records ...................................................... 22 Black’s Career Coaching Record ..................................................... 23 ĂƒĂƒÂˆĂƒĂŒ>Â˜ĂŒĂŠ Âœ>VÂ…ĂŠÂœÂ˜ĂŠ iĂœÂ“>˜‡œ˜VÂ…>Ă€............................................ 24 Assistant Coach Meagan Schmitt ..................................................... Ă“x Volunteer Assistant Joe Trinsey ........................................................ 26

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HEAD COACH

TOM BLACK

THIRD SEASON

Tom Black enters his third season as LMU’s head coach after being hired on January 19th, 2010. Black’s sophomore campaign in 2011 saw the Lions finish 14-16 overall and sixth in the West Coast Conference at 7-9. Betsi Metter highlighted a trio of Lions lauded as part of the All-West Coast Conference selections in Black’s second year, earning Defensive Player of the Year accolades and a spot on the All-WCC honorable mention team.

In his inaugural season, Black guided his 2010 roster of Lions to an even 15-15 mark and a fourth-place finish in the West Coast Conference after being selected to finish eighth in the 2010 preseason coaches’ poll. Black saw two of his athletes garner All-Conference recognition at the conclusion of the season. Including a 115-29 record at Division II UC San Diego, Black has accumulated a 144-60 record as a head coach in women’s volleyball. The .706 winning percentage is the third-best mark in the NCAA amongst active head coaches with a minimum of five years as a four-year college head coach, but with fewer than five years at the Division I level. Most recently, Black spent another summer as a consultant coach for the US Women’s National Team as it prepared for the 2012 London Games. The summer stint with the National Team was Black’s third in as many years. Under his title, Black primarily assisted in the training sessions at the American Sports Center, working alongside the likes of Head Coach Hugh McCutcheon and coaches Karch Kiraly and Paula Weishoff. 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.

LMU CAREER COACHING RECORDS (SINCE 1982) Coach Years at LMU Overall Conference Nancy Fortner 1982-1986 (5) 103-81-1 18-6 George Yamashita 1987-1988 (2) 26-39 14-14 Mike Normand 1989 (1) 8-19 7-7 Steve Stratos 1990-2009 (20) 384-212 176-104 /œ“Ê >VŽÊ Óä£ä‡*ÀiÃi˜ÌÊ­Ó®Ê Ó™‡Î£Ê £Î‡£Ç /œÌ>ÃÊ £™nӇ*ÀiÃi˜ÌÊ­Îä®Ê xxä‡ÎnӇ£Ê ÓÓn‡£{n

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Black’s 2009 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 five-year 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 Schmidt, who took home a CCAA Player of the Year award, the second such recipient under Black’s guidance. In 2008, the Tritons handed their rival, then-No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino, its first loss of the year and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. UCSD won over 20 games for the 25th time in school history that year, while Black guided Rebecca Bailey to the school’s all-time career kills mark and her second consecutive All-American bid.

BLACK’S VITALS EDUCATION: Crespi High School UC San Diego, Bachelor of Arts, 1996

In 2007, the Tritons knocked off the No. 2 team in the country on the road and advanced to the NCAA Pacific Region Semifinals. Also, the 2007 Tritons had an All-American and four student-athletes on the CCAA All-Conference squad.

COACHING EXPERIENCE: 2010-Present Head Coach, LMU 2005-2010 Head Coach, UC San Diego 2003-2005 Assistant Coach, USC Men’s 2001-2003 Head Coach, LA Pierce CC Men’s 2002-2005 Head Coach, Santa Monica Beach Club 1998-2001 Head Coach, Thousand Oaks HS Boy’s 1997-1998 Assistant Coach, Royal HS Boy’s

Just one year after taking the reins at UC San Diego, Black directed the Tritons back to the postseason in 2006, finishing the year with a 26-3 overall record, a NCAA Elite Eight appearance, a NCAA Pacific Regional Championship and a final national ranking of No. 5. For his efforts, Black was named the 2006 Tachikara/AVCA D-II Pacific Region Coach of the Year and CCAA Co-Coach of the Year. That season also produced the first of two CCAA Players of the Year under Black’s guidance, as Nicole Courtney earned the honor. In 2005, Black took over as head coach for the UCSD women’s volleyball program with six new starters, leading the team to victories over two ranked opponents as part of a 19-8 record on the season. UCSD had three players named to the All-CCAA team and one student-athlete earned AVCA Pacific Region honors.

PLAYING EXPERIENCE: 2001 Association of Volleyball Professionals 1993-1996 UC San Diego RECOGNITION: 2006 AVCA D-II Pacific Region Coach of the Year CCAA Co-Coach of the Year

Before coming to UCSD for his inaugural year, Black spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the men’s volleyball program at USC. Prior to his stint with the Trojans, he spent the 2002 and 2003 seasons as the men’s head coach at Pierce Junior College in Woodland Hills, Calif. He also was an assistant in 2003 with the Pierce women’s team. His men’s squads won the 2002 and 2003 California state junior college crowns, finishing 15-3 in 2002 and 17-2 in 2003.

HEAD COACHING CAREER RECORD (WOMEN’S): YEAR OVERALL PCT. CONF. PCT. 2005 19-8 .704 11-7 .611 2006 26-3 .897 18-2 .900 2007 20-8 .714 13-5 .722 2008 21-7 .750 15-5 .750 2009 29-3 .906 20-2 .909 2010 15-15 .500 6-8 .429 2011 14-16 .467 7-9 438 1Ê­Ó®Ê Ó™‡Î£Ê °{nÎÊ £Î‡£ÇÊ °{ÎÎÊ 1 - Ê­x®Ê ££x‡Ó™Ê °Ç™™Ê ÇÇ‡Ó£Ê °ÇnÈ "ÛiÀ>Ê­Ç®Ê £{{‡ÈäÊ °ÇäÈÊ ™ä‡ÎnÊ °ÇäÎ

Black began his coaching career as an assistant boys’ coach at Royal High in Simi Valley, Calif., serving two seasons from 1997-98. The 1997 team was a CIF Division I finalist. He then spent three years, from 1999-01, as the head boys’ coach at Thousand Oaks High, also teaching English and history. On the club circuit, Black served four years as the co-director of the Santa Monica Beach Club team.

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JON NEWMAN-GONCHAR ---/ /Ê " ÊUÊ/, Ê- -"

Jon Newman-Gonchar is in his third 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. Serving as LMU’s recruiting coordinator, Newman-Gonchar saw his 2011 and 2012 classes garner Highest Honorable Mention recognition according to PrepVolleyball.com. Newman-Gonchar saw the 2011 squad finish 14-16 overall and sixth in the West Coast Conference at 7-9. Betsi Metter highlighted a trio of Lions lauded as part of the All-West Coast Conference selections in his second year, earning Defensive Player of the Year accolades and a spot on the All-WCC honorable mention team. In his inaugural season, Newman-Gonchar helped the Lions to an even 15-15 mark and a fourth-place finish in the West Coast Conference after being selected to finish eighth in the 2010 preseason coaches’ poll. Prior to coming to LMU, Newman-Gonchar spent three seasons working under Black as an assistant coach at UC San Diego. Over his threeyear stint at UCSD, the Tritons managed a 70-18 (.795) overall record. Continuing to increase his stock as a coach, Newman-Gonchar was named to the 2010 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. While with the Tritons, Newman-Gonchar was involved with individual and team training, specifically focusing on on-court coaching, practice planning, video set up and analysis, and management of the competitive cauldron. He also served as the team’s recruiting coordinator and was responsible for managing correspondence, evaluations, and visits with prospective student-athletes. Holding a hand in nearly every aspect of the program, he also operated the DataVolley video-statistical program, served as the camp coordinator and was responsible for all administrative duties involving the overnight UCSD Women’s Volleyball Summer Camp. Newman-Gonchar helped the 2009 Triton squad to an overall record of 29-3 and a ranking 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 third consecutive visit in Newman-Gonchar’s three-year tenure at UC San Diego. In addition, three UCSD studentathletes earned AVCA All-America recognition in his final year.

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MEAGAN SCHMITT ---/ /Ê " ÊUÊ- " Ê- -"

Meagan Schmitt is in her first season as a volunteer assistant coach in the LMU volleyball program. Schmitt finished a four-year career at Cal in 2011 before entering the coaching ranks with LMU this season. Schmitt finished her collegiate career in style, helping Cal cap off a recordsetting season with a spot in the National Championship match and a No. 2 ranking in the AVCA’s final poll. When the dust had settled, a squad the other nine Pac-10 coaches selected to finish fifth at the beginning of the season earned its first Pac-10 title and set a new mark for most wins in a single season at 30-4 and 15-3 in the Pac-10. A Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention selection, Schmitt played in 117 sets and all 34 matches for the Bears in 2010. She posted 250 digs at a rate of 2.14 per set while serving-up 18 aces to help her squad to the historic run. As a junior, Schmitt appeared in all 32 matches and 119 sets for the Bears, earning Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention. She had nine matches with at least one service ace, and ranked fifth on the team in digs with 166, averaging 1.39 per set. As a sophomore, Schmitt appeared in 32 matches and 105 sets for the Bears as a defensive specialist. She finished the year with 12 service aces and 106 digs. As a freshman, Schmitt participated in seven matches, notching two assists, two service aces and five digs on the year. In high school, Schmitt was the 2006 Marin County Athletic League MVP as a senior at Redwood High School in Larkspur, Calif. She was selected 2007 Marin County Athletic All-League while helping her team to four-consecutive MCAL titles and the 2007 North Coast Section crown. On the club side, her Golden Bear club team placed ninth in the 2006 Junior Olympics National Division, and qualified for the Open Division at the 2007 Junior Olympics. Schmitt graduated from Cal in 2011 with a major in American studies with an emphasis on education in America, and a minor in education.

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JOE TRINSEY

6"1 / ,Ê---/ /Ê " ÊUÊ,-/Ê- -" Joe Trinsey is in his first season working in the LMU volleyball program after being hired as a volunteer assistant coach in the summer of 2012.

Trinsey most recently served as a volunteer assistant for the USA Women’s National Team as it prepared for the 2012 London Olympics. Under that title, Trinsey helped with practice set-up and player tutoring, statistical recording and analysis using DataVolley and other collection and analysis methods, and was responsible for the primary practice scouting and video coordination while working closely with volleyball legend Karch Kiraly. After serving as an assistant coach with the Brandywine Volleyball Club from 2003-08, Trinsey was named head coach of the club in 2009. At the helm for the last three-plus years, he is responsible for helping to plan and execute training sessions for nine teams, ranging in age from U-10 to U-18. Serving as the head coach of the U-15 team in 2009-10, Trinsey saw his squad qualify for the Junior Olympic Nationals in Reno, Nev. The native of Delaware followed with the second of three straight Junior Olympic berths, this time guiding the U-17 team in 2010-11 to the tournament – the first time a team from Delaware had ever qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals at 17s or 18s. After a stellar high school career, Trinsey embarked on a fouryear collegiate career at Stevens Institute of Technology in 2005. There, Trinsey served an integral role in the Duck volleyball program, including earning NCAA D3 first team All-America honors as a senior in 2009. After finishing college, Trinsey focused his energy on his camps and clinics program, in addition to his coaching career. The owner and director of Trinsey Training Camps, Joe started a unique onceweekly series of hitting and defensive camps in 2003. The camps have continued to grow over the years, with more than 100 participants currently enrolled in year-round sessions. Trinsey graduated from Stevens Institute in 2009 with a degree in applied mathematics.

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VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

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POSTSEASON PLAY

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1986 WCAC Champions NCAA Second Round

1999 NCAA Second Round

1994 WCC Champions NCAA First Round

2000 NCAA First Round

1995 WCC Champions NCAA First Round

2003 NCAA Second Round

1996 WCC Champions NCAA Sweet Sixteen

2004 NCAA First Round

1997 NCAA Second Round

2005 NCAA First Round

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ALL-TIME RESULTS


LMU IN THE SWEET SIXTEEN THE ROAD TO THE SWEET SIXTEEN First Round Bye Second Round Defeated UC Santa Barbara, 3-1 Sweet Sixteen Loss to Washington State, 3-1 LMU’S FINAL NATIONAL RANKINGS £™™Î 24th, AVCA £™™x 21st, AVCA £™™È 9th, AVCA £™™Ç 17th, AVCA 2000 25th, AVCA 2003 17th, AVCA

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.

‘96 TOURNAMENT BRACKET

‘96 STATS AND RESULTS

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VOLLEYBALL RECORDS


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

SARAH NORIEGA Noriega was an AVCA first team AllAmerican, a Volleyball Magazine AllAmerican, a three-time All-West Coast Conference first team selection, and the 1997 WCC Player of the Year. She was also a three-time 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 third-straight WCC title as a junior, Holman garnered Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention accolades. She was a four-time AllWCC 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 SARAH McFARLAND

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.

McFarland was LMU’s first two-time All-American, 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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CAREER STATS


SARAH NORIEGA

USA Volleyball

2000 USA VOLLEYBALL OLYMPIAN

USA Volleyball

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.

USA Volleyball

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2000 USA ROSTER

2000 USA RESULTS

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CAREER STATS


HEATHER HUGHES

USA Volleyball

US WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER / AVP

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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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.

NORCECA

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TEAM USA BIO

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CAREER STATS


EMILY DAY

NORCECA

AVP / INDOOR PROFESSIONAL VOLLEYBALL

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.

NORCECA

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. 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. 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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2009 NORCECA VICTORY

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CAREER STATS


DAY/HUGHES

While both players have had personal success with other partners on the beach, the duo of Emily Day (2005-08) and Heather Hughes (2004-07) has proven remarkable in the sand since both players graduated from LMU.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL DUO

After making history in 2007 when they became the lowest-seeded team to advance from the qualifier to an AVP event, the pair reunited in the sand on May 2, 2010 to win the 2010 College Beach Volleyball Championship at West Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif. Hughes and Day beat out 11 other squads from eight different conferences for the crown in a double-elimination round-robin competition. Continuing to play together over the next few years, Hughes and Day were named the USA Volleyball Beach Team of the Year for 2011. The duo spent the summer of 2011 barnstorming beach volleyball events around the United States and the world. In total, the team played in 11 domestic tournaments - including a USA Volleyball International Development Qualifier, which it won - and five international. All the efforts of the young team were focused on making up the USAV Beach pipeline to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The highlight of their season came when they claimed a silver medal at the World University Games in China. Internationally, Day and Hughes finished second at the NORCECA Beach Circuit event in Puerto Vallarta. They also came very close to a bronze medal at the Pan American Games, falling to Puerto Rico’s Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin, 21-16, 16-21, 15-7 in the third-place match.

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DAY’S BEACH BIO

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SARAH NORIEGA CAREER STATS


LMU NATIONAL RECORDS LMU IN THE NCAA RECORD BOOKS 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.

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

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CATHY PETRISSANS’ RECORD SARAH NORIEGA’S RECORD - Kills in a four-set match: 47 vs. San Diego on 11/7/97

NCAA RECORD BOOK

- Hitting Percentage in a match (20+ attempts): .955 (21-0/22) vs. Northern Arizona on 10/11/86

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CAREER RECORDS 1t. 1t. 3.

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MATCHES PLAYED Dina DeBernardi Stacy Trapp Deanna Doolittle

2001-05 1988-91 1990-93

ATTACK PERCENTAGE

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448 446 440

SETS PLAYED Stacy Trapp Dina DeBernardi Deanna Doolittle

1988-91 2001-05 1990-93

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KILLS Sarah McFarland Heather Hughes Leslie Wohlford

1997-00 2004-07 1985-88

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Kelli Nerison Mardell Wrensch Dina DeBernardi Sarah Noriega

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SOLO BLOCKS Tiana Newsome Julie Greer Dina DeBernardi

349 305 262

BLOCK ASSISTS Tiana Newsome Dina DeBernardi Stacy Trapp

461 405 359

TOTAL BLOCKS Tiana Newsome Dina DeBernardi Julie Greer

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DIGS Deanna Doolittle Heather Hughes Emily Day

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1990-93 2004-07 2005-08

Tracy Holman Robin Ortgiesen Nicole Oehlman

1994-97 1991-94 2000-04

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POINTS 2,199.5 Sarah McFarland 1,942 Heather Hughes 1,788 Emily Day

1997-00 2004-07 2005-08

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2000-03 1992-95 2001-05 2000-03 2001-05 1988-91

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4.89 3.55 3.51

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Kerry House Betsi Metter Joli Eberhart SERVICE ACES Heather Hughes Kim Blankinship Leslie Wohlford

1989-90 2010-11 1991-92

POINTS PER SET min 160 SETS

2004-07 1993-96 1985-88

1. 2. 3.

SERVICE ACES PER SET

6.43* 4.71 3.84

Sarah McFarland Sarah Noriega Heather Hughes

1997-00 1994-97 2004-07

1. 2. 3.

4,449 4,405 4,225

TOTAL ATTEMPTS Heather Hughes Sarah McFarland Leslie Wohlford

2004-07 1997-00 1985-88

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Lori Rodman Kim Blankinship Sarah Noriega Kathleen Bunce

1984-87 1993-96 1994-97 1993-94

2001-04 2000-03 1995-96

1. 2. 3.

5,362 5,037 4,323

ASSISTS Tracy Holman Nicole Oehlman Robin Ortgiesen

1994-97 2000-04 1991-94

BLOCKS PER SET min 160 SETS

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1992 1990 1996

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f l e s r u o Y See For

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ounded in 1911, LMU celebrated 100 years of history in becoming a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. A new era has begun as LMU begins its second century. And there is no better time to be a Lion than NOW. Our enrollment includes 5,951 undergraduate, 1,968 graduate and 1,315 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and was recently included in “The Best 371 Colleges: 2011 Edition” Princeton Review, 2011. Minutes from the beach, high on the cliffs overlooking Los Angeles, stands Loyola Marymount University’s main campus, where 5,000 students study, live, work and play. With the Pacific Ocean to the west and the city skyline to the east, the LMU campus has unique views of the culture, traditions, and business taking place every day in Southern California. LMU enjoys one of the nation’s most beautiful campuses, combining a hilltop park environment with traditional and contemporary architecture. Sacred Heart Chapel creates a focal point on the Upper Campus with a commanding presence over Sunken Gardens and the Alumni Mall. Modern residence buildings and University Hall on the lower Leavey Campus push the campus toward the horizon.

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See for Yourself. Picture Yourself in Your Studies Picture Yourself in Los Angeles Picture Yourself as a Lion Picture Yourself at Your Best

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d e z i l a n o s r A Truly Peng Experience Learni

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sk students what they like best about LMU, and they’ll tell you: It’s the one-on-one relationships with both peers and professors. Our average class size is just 20 students, so be prepared for instructors who get to know you from day one. More than 500 faculty members 11:1 student-to-instructor ratio 6 dedicated schools and colleges Over 50 majors, 57 minors, and 15 credential programs Interdisciplinary Honors Program

...beyond the classroom

Spend a semester in China, hone your skills as a business leader, or help dig a well in Central America. Our mission to educate the whole person reaches beyond the classroom with exciting programs that elevate and enhance your learning experience. Alternative Breaks Institute For Leadership Studies Study Abroad Air Force ROTC/Aerospace Studies Academic Community of Excellence

...and beyond LMU

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The connections you make here will last a lifetime. Our close-knit alumni community will help you get started in your profession with thousands of contacts in fields ranging from television production to space engineering. LionsFund Varsity L Alumni Community

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A Solid Foundati on

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The encouragement of learning The education of the whole person The service of faith and the promotion of justice The University is institutionally committed to Roman Catholicism and takes its fundamental inspiration from the combined heritage of the Jesuits, the Marymount Sisters, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. This Catholic identity and religious heritage distinguish LMU from other universities and provide touchstones for understanding our threefold mission.

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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. Discover Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Convention & Visitors Bureau

A Better L.A. is Our Business - Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce

The City of Los Angeles - Official website of the City of Los Angeles

California: Find Yourself Here - California Travel & Tourism Commission

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MU is about the whole person, and when it comes to providing friends and mentors to be a part of that mission, you won’t find a university surpassing LMU. The campus population comes from all 50 states and 70 countries. Better still, LMU offers the opportunity for students to hone their skills and help them find like-minded colleagues for life. More than 3,200 students live in 19 residence halls and apartments on campus. There are over 140 active clubs and organizations, and a Greek community with 15 local chapters. Our students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations.

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lubs. Sports. Student government. They’re not just extracurricular activities, they’re an integral part of your college experience. At LMU, we make it easy for you to get involved, make connections, and do what you love-whether it’s finance or field hockey, surfing or social justice. CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS With more than 140 active student clubs and organizations at LMU, there really is something for everyone! Clubs and Organizations | Student Government Greek Life | Leadership Institute FITNESS & ENTERTAINMENT Our outstanding campus recreation programs include fitness classes, club sports, aquatics and more. And when you are not getting fit, watch a local band, watch the big game on a big screen TV, or meet up with friends in the Lion’s Den. There’s always something going on at LMU. Intramural Sports | Fitness Center The Loft Sports Lounge | Lion’s Den Corner Pocket Game Room STUDENT MEDIA LMU is home to an award-winning student newspaper, our own TV network, and one of the top college radio stations in the country. The Loyolan | KXLU + KLMU Radio Station ROAR TV Network

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SERVICE AND MINISTRY Our students volunteer more than 170,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations. Come get involved, make a difference, and find out what the LMU spirit is all about. Center for Service and Action | Alternative Break Campus Ministry

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MU’s mission of developing the whole person is stated in mission statements, in student manuals and in websites. For the LMU women’s volleyball program, it’s part of every day. From Relay For Life, Kentwood Elementary Clean-up and LMU S.A.A.C programs, community service is a year-long initiative.

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d n a H g n i p l A He

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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.

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According to the 2010 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 89 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 84 percent for those student-athletes who received athletics aid.

MATT CASANA Asst. AD for Academic Performance mcasana@lmu.edu

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

TYLER KRUMPE Graduate Assistant tkrumpe@lion.lmu.edu

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MU has a proud reputation of academic excellence among its student-athletes. According to the 2010 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 89 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 84 percent for those student-athletes who received athletics aid. Listed are some examples from 2010-11 of the academic excellence LMU student-athletes epitomize: UÊÊ £™{Ê >̈œ˜>Ê-V…œ>À‡̅iÌià UÊÊ ÈÇÊVœ˜viÀi˜Viʏ‡V>`i“ˆVÊ,iVˆ«ˆi˜Ìà UÊÊ £Ê Ê*œÃÌÊÀ>`Õ>ÌiÊ-V…œ>Àň« UÊÊ £Ê* - Ê-V…œ>À‡̅iÌiʜvÊ̅iÊ9i>À UÊÊ ÇÊ-ÌÕ`i˜Ì‡vv>ˆÀÃÊi>`iÀň«ÊÜ>À`à UÊÊ ÓÊ1Ê*ÀiÈ`i˜Ìˆ>Ê ˆÌ>̈œ˜Ê,iVˆ«ˆi˜Ìà UÊÊ £Ê*Àœ}À>“Ê-V…œ>ÀÃʜvÊ̅iÊ9i>À

GRADUATION RATES In the latest release by the NCAA, LMU’s GSR (Graduation Success Rate) is one of the best, not only in the West Coast Conference, but in the nation. The LMU men’s basketball team posted a GSR (for the 2004 cohort) of 92. As a whole, the Lions posted a GSR of 88 and a Federal Graduaton Rate of 79, which is the highest among the West Coast Conference institutions. The Rates: LMU Student-Athlete GSR .......................... 88% NCAA Student-Athlete GSR ........................ 82% National Federal Student GSR ................... 63% LMU Federal Student Federal Rate ............ 78% LMU Student-Athlete Federal Rate ............ 79% All Student-Athlete Federal Rate ............... 65%

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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 established 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, including 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, 89). 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 (36) than the previous 70 years combined and yet another Gold Medal (Reid Priddy 2008 men’s volleyball). Leading the way were the men and women’s water polo programs, winning a combined 17 titles in 12 years. The current decade includes men’s water polo winning four straight titles and men’s soccer claiming their first in 2010.

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Lion Leadership

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n 2011-2012, Loyola Marymount University celebrated its Centennial, bringing to a close its first 100 years on the bluff. Leading the Lions into their second century is Dr. William S. Husak, who is in his 15th year as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2012-13 (hired in 1998). Since 1998, LMU has seen its most overall success in school history as the Lions have claimed 31 of its overall 44 conference championships (among sports currently sponsored by LMU within NCAA Division I competition) and 40 of its 62 NCAA postseason appearances. Off the field, the Lions continue to rank among the best in the West Coast Conference and in the west in the NCAA’s APR and Graduation Rate, including the WCC’s best Federal Graduation Rate. Husak attributes the success that has come on the field and classroom to the commitment to athletics from the University as a whole and people within it. And for Husak it is all about the people. He has been committed to 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: UÊ-Ì>vv\ÊÀœÜ̅ʜvʅi>`ÊVœ>V…iÃÊvÀœ“Ê™Ê̜ʣ™Êˆ˜Ê£äÊÞi>Àà UÊ>VˆˆÌˆiÃ\ÊfÎxʓˆˆœ˜Êˆ˜Êi˜…>˜Vi“i˜ÌÃÊȘViÊÓäää UÊ"«iÀ>̈œ˜>\ʈœ˜Ã՘`ÊÃÕ««œÀÌÊ>ÌÊÀiVœÀ`ʅˆ}… UÊ ˜`œÜ“i˜ÌÃ\Ê-V…œ>Àň«ÃÊ̜«ÃÊ>“œ˜}Ê7

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: Capital Campaign LionsFund Development - ADC

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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 on-campus commons area, the Lair, University Hall or the LMU bookstore. It is the LMU Athletics Training Room.

KEITH ELLISON Asst. AD-Athletics Medicine (310) 338-2874 Sports: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Rowing, Men’s Golf, Cheer

JOE GONZALES Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2764 Sports: Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Tennis

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 student-athletes recovering from injuries that keep them out of competition, appointments with doctors and pre- and postpractice 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.

STEVEN CORTEZ Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-5220 Sports: Women’s Volleyball, Baseball, Men’s Crew

COLLEEN DUFF Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2340 Sports: Women’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis, Softball

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.

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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 helping to develop the strength and conditioning program to one of the best is the brand new Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength & Conditioning Center within the Lions Athletic Center. The new state-of-the-art Center puts the Lions at a whole new level. LMU STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING MISSION STATEMENT “The LMU Strength and Conditioning Department will help all student-athletes 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.”

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GENO del ROSARIO Head Strength Coach (310) 338-5796

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NICK LONGO Assistant Strength Coach (310) 338-7690

DREW ROSSI Assistant Strength Coach (310) 338-7690


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pening in the Spring of 2011 was the Lions Athletic Center, and within its 16,000 square feet is the crown jewel of weight training facilities, the Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength & Conditioning Center. The new facility will be at the core of Building Champions at LMU. Named in honor of the Chad and Ginni Dreier Family, the 4,000 square foot facility brings state-of-the-art equipment and space to train the more than 450 LMU student-athletes. The Chad and Ginni Dreier Strength and Conditioning Center includes 12 power lift power racks, 58 pull-up bars, a full set of Iron Grip Dumbbells, brand new bars and bumper plates from Usaka Barbell, and Infinity Flooring with custom insets with logos.

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he newest addition to the family of facilities that are home to LMU Athletics is the Lions Athletic Center. The 16,000-square foot facility is located between Albert Gersten Pavilion and Sullivan Field, and brings much needed space to the more than 450 studentathletes who participate on one of the 22 varsity athletic teams at LMU. The main piece of the building is the new weight training facility. Named by the Chad and Ginni Dreier Family, the weight room is more than 4,000-square feet and is one of the top training facilities in the West Coast Conference. In addition to the weight room, there are locker room facilities for baseball, softball, women’s soccer and men’s soccer. Also within the building is a pair of executive conference rooms and office space for the strength and conditioning coaches and for the athletic facility operations staff. The ADG Fraternity has named the larger of the two conference rooms, which overlooks Sullivan Field. The building also houses the LMU Ticket Office, a new laundry room, and storage facilities.

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ne of Southern California’s premier athletic facilities, Albert Gersten Pavilion begins its 31st 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.

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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 LMU’s 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 1982, the Lions have posted an overall record of 254-137 (.650) in the friendly confines of the Pavilion. In conference play, the record is even more impressive with a 128-60 (.681) home record in WCC action. In 30 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. One of the largest regular season crowds in program history gathered in 2004 to see LMU top local rival Pepperdine, 3-1, in West Coast Conference action. With 1,142 fans in attendance, it was the largest Gersten Pavilion volleyball crowd since LMU hosted the playoffs during the 1996 Sweet Sixteen season. Built to accommodate the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the Pavilion served as the host site for the weightlifting competition of the Games. More than 1,000 people were involved with the staging of the event which, at that time, attracted the largest number of weightlifting competitors in the history of the Olympics. More than two million people were brought into the Pavilion through television, radio, newspapers and wire services that attended the competition.

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Gersten Pavilion was named in honor of Albert Gersten, father of LMU regent Albert Gersten, Jr., a 1974 LMU graduate. The Gersten family was the largest single donor to the construction project.

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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’ 22 varsity programs in the newly remodeled and modern office complex and it continues today with the opening of the brand new Lions Athletic Center in April of 2011. Gersten Pavilion Lions Athletic Center Leavey Center Page Stadium Sullivan Field Burns Aquatics Center Smith Field LMU Tennis Center Higgins Short Game Center Jane Bove Browne Boathouse

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his 2012-13 season, check out LMU athletics and all 22 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: UÊFollow the Lions where ever you might be through:

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Uʈœ˜Ã½Ê‡VViÃà The official video network of LMU Athletics. Lions’ All-Access will once again bring all non-televised home games for men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball as well as WCC games for baseball. In addition, Lions’ All-Access is home to feature interviews, highlights and more through “Inside the Lions.” The “ITL” presented by Muscle Milk is a special look into LMU Athletics and its student-athletes. The show will highlight student-athletes and give an inside look to why LMU is such a special place. Uʈœ˜Ã½ÊÕ`ˆœÊ iÌܜÀŽ The broadcast home of LMU is the Lions’ Audio Network, providing FREE, live audio broadcasts on www. LMULions.com. More than 150 events will be broadcast live and games will be archived within 72 hours of their original airing. UÊ-Ì>ÌÃ]Ê-Ì>ÌÃÊ>˜`ÊœÀiÊ-Ì>Ìà Thanks to LMU’s partnership with CBS Interactive, fans can follow LMU sports as they happen thanks to GameTracker. GameTracker is the next generation in live stat presentation, powered solely by Flash and XML. In addition to GameTracker, LMU Athletics has partnered with StatBroadcast to provide StatMonitr and StatBroadcas. Statmonitr technology is the premier method of providing real-time statistical information to media and event staff in col-

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lege athletics. StatMonitr is available on wireless stat monitors or through any web browser. The StatBroadcast® Live system is a real-time live stats platform allows fans to access stats via mobile devices as well as integrate directly with web browsers, streaming video and social media. SUPPORTED SPORTS: Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Baseball and Softball.

UÊ*…œ˜iÊ««ÃɈÛiÊ1«`>ÌiÃÊ̜Ê9œÕÀÊ7ˆÀiiÃÃÊ 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. UʘÌiÀ>V̈ÛiÊi`ˆ>ÊՈ`ià 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 studentathlete to put on a Lion uniform, it can be found through LMU Media Guides online. Uʈœ˜Ê œ} LMU is celebrating its Centennial in 2011-12 and we thought this would be a great opportunity for us to create a blog for multiple members of the Athletics Department to share their thoughts and feelings. As the year progresses, look for student-athletes to talk about their experiences. For Dr. William Husak, LMU Athletics Director, to give some thoughts. Look for special thoughts from Iggy. And lots more.


2012 Volleyball Yearbook