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2011 LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY Senior Ashley Wallace

Senior Sarah Taylor

Senior Sam Meek

Senior Jessica Meyer

Senior Leanne Reid Senior Sydni Bailey

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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY WOMEN’S SOCCER GUIDE LADY RAILSPLITTER QUICK FACTS LOCATION: Harrogate, Tennessee ENROLLMENT: 4,445 (Fall 2010) COLORS: Blue & Gray HOME FIELD: Yet To Be Named AFFILIATION: NCAA Division II CONFERENCE: South Atlantic

PRESIDENT: B. Jim Dawson, EdD AD: Roger Vannoy SID: Rusty Peace SID OFFICE: 423.869.6236 SID FAX: 423.869.6376 ASSISTANT SID: Bill Porter

TEAM FACTS NICKNAME: Lady Railsplitters HEAD COACH: Helio D’Anna ALMA MATER: Univ. of Campinas/1988 LMU RECORD: 80-43-2 8th Year OFFICE: (423) 869-6245 FAX: (423) 869-6382 HOME: (606) 546-8270 ASSIST: Adriano de Moraes OFFICE: (423) 869-6340 GRAD ASSIST COACH: Courtney Hollis 2010 RECORD: 10-7-0 SAC RECORD: 3-6-0

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2011 LADY RAILSPLITTER SOCCER GUIDE The 2011 Lincoln Memorial University Women’s Soccer Guide covers the women’s soccer program and gives general information about Lincoln Memorial University and the South Atlantic Conference. As always, we welcome your coverage of the Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer. If we can assist you, please do not hesitate to contact the Sports Information Office at 423.869.6236.

CONTENTS LMU WOMEN’S SOCCER FACT SHEET......2 CONTENTS & CREDITS..........................3 HEAD COACH HELIO D’ANNA.......................4 ASSISTANT COACHES...............................5 LADY SPLITTER SEASON OUTLOOK.......6 2010 ROSTER/TEAM PHOTO.......................7 MEET THE LADY RAILSPLITTERS............8-20 2010 SEASON RESULTS..........................21 PLAYER/TEAM RECORDS.....................22-23 SERIES RECORDS..................................24 LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERISTY.................25 THE SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE........26

CREDITS The 2011 Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer guide was designed and produced by Sports Information Director Rusty Peace and Sports Information Assistant Bill Porter. Photography was provided by Ray Welch and the Lincoln Memorial University Sports Information Department. Special thanks to Head Soccer Coach Helio D’Anna, Director of Publications/Webmaster Regina Burns and Associate Professor of Physical Education and Kinesiology Katherine Pebworth and Sport Information Graduate Assistant Scott Erland for providing editorial assistance.

ATHLETICS SUPPORT STAFF DIRECTORY Athletics Director Roger Vannoy 423.869.6241 Sports Information Director Rusty Peace 423.869.6236 Assistant Sports Information Director Bill Porter 423.869.6376 Head Athletic Trainer Donnie Grigsby 423.869.6378 Assistant Athletic Trainer

Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Jack Mansfield 423.869.6322 Associate AD/Compliance Officer Mike Smith 423.869.6239 Keep Up With The Lady Railsplitters Online All Season Long At:

www.LMUrailsplitters.com

Melissa Hayes 423.869.6423 Senior Woman Administrator Jenny Michael 423.869.6393

Or By Calling The LMU Sportsline At:

1.800.325.0900, ext. 6400 3


HEAD COACH HELIO D’ANNA Coach Helio D’Anna, or Coach “L” (as he is known throughout the soccer world), begins his ninth season as head men’s and women’s soccer coach. Under his leadership, the men have accumulated four conference titles and two trips to the NCAA national tournament. The women have also won four conference titles and made three trips to the NCAA national tournament. In 2007, the LMU men’s soccer program won the South Atlantic Conference regular season and tournament titles, and won its second consecutive Appalachian Region title, on the way to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Division II Final Four. The run at the national title ended in the championship match where LMU lost 1-0 with less than two minutes on the clock. The Railsplitters have clinched conference titles in 2004 and 2005. The LMU women’s soccer team won the South Atlantic Conference regular season and tournament titles in 2007 and advanced to the quarterfinal round match of the NCAA Southeast Regional Tournament. They also won conference titles and advanced to nationals in 2004 and 2005, including a deep trip to quarter finals of the national tournament. D’Anna was named the 2004 NCAA South Region Coach of the Year with the women and the 2007 Appalachian Region Coach of the Year with the men. A product of São Paulo, Brazil, D’Anna served as head men’s soccer coach for nearby Union College before coming to Lincoln Memorial University. D’Anna guided Union to four Mid-South Conference Championships and was named Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year each of those seasons. Coach D’Anna’s 1999 and 2001 teams earned trips to the NAIA Region XI Championship match, and the 2001 team finished the season ranked No. 3 in the country. D’Anna majored in physical education at UniCamp-Brazil, and has a master’s degree in physical education from Union College, Ky. He coached and played at different soccer clubs in Brazil as well as the American High School of Campinas. His overall winning record is 285-151-30. In percentage of wins, D’Anna is the 22nd winningest active coach in the NCAA II with the men and 31st with the women. He also ranks 26th in the nation in number of victories with the men. He and his wife Debbie reside in Barbourville, Ky.

D’ANNA’S COLLEGIATE RECORD (Women)

Year 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 8 Years

Record 7-11-0 12-5-2 16-3-1 9-6-1 15-5-1 11-6-1 7-8-3 10-7-0 87-51-9

School LMU LMU LMU LMU LMU LMU LMU LMU

Coach D’Anna has captured four NCAA Division II Regional tournament berths, two conference championships and one NCAA Regional title since taking over the helm of the Lady Railsplitter women’s soccer program in 2003.

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ASSISTANT COACHES/TEAM PHYSICIAN Assistant Coach Adriano de Moraes

Although Adriano only played one season with the Railsplitters, his contributions as a player and as a coach were evident in LMU’s two Appalachian Region titles, their two Elite-8 wins, a SAC Tournament title, two trips to the final four and their 2007 national championship appearance. As a graduate assistant coach, de Moraes brought to the table a great second to none.

deal of soccer knowledge, quality leadership and a work ethic that was

Now entering his second year as the LMU soccer program’s full-time assistant coach, de Moraes is involved in all phases of the program. Adriano was a former player with several clubs in Brazil, including Sao Jose FC and Internacional de Limeira. He has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from University of Vale do Paraiba (Brazil) and a Master of Education in counseling from LMU.

Graduate Assistant Coach Courtney Hollis

After a solid career with the Lady Railsplitters from 2005 to 2008 that ranks her in the LMU record book as 8th all-time in career saves (54), Courtney returned in 2010 to her alma mater to assume the duties of graduate assistant coach for the women’s soccer program. Now in her second year, she works with the goalkeepers and is involved with on-the-field training, weight room duties, equipment and game-day duties. Coach Hollis is pursuing a master’s degree in English at LMU.

Team Physician Dr. Howard Teitelbaum

Dr. Howard Teitelbaum enters his fifth season as the team physician for the Lincoln Memorial University men’s soccer program. Dr. Teitelbaum is professor of medicine at the LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. Before coming to LMU, Teitelbaum coached soccer at the high school level in the State of California and was also a soccer referee and officiated at the college and professional level. Teitelbaum served as the state director of referee instruction for the State of Michigan for the United States Soccer Federation and is still a standing member of the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association.

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2011 LADY RAILSPLITTER SEASON OUTLOOK In the life of a program, it is normal for one to see cycles of performance. Years of championship caliber are sometimes followed by rebuilding years. Rebuilding years follow a crescent to be primed for championships again. The LMU Lady Railsplitters soccer team is ready to contend to titles again. After 2007 when they won the SAC regular season and tournament titles and advanced to nationals for the third time in school history, the LMU women’s soccer team began to rebuild the roster. In 2008 they finished 11-6-1 and 4-4 in the SAC, and in 2009 they mustered a 7-8-3 (3-5 in the conference) with a very young team. Last year the lady Railsplitters showed signs of maturation. They finished 10-7-0 overall and 3-6 in the SAC. Of the seven losses, five were by one goal (one being in overtime) with the ladies fighting till the last second. TThe return of Adriano de Moraes and the addition

of Paul Keeling gives all the players assurance of the highest quality of coaching. Their knowledge of the game and past experience as players is invaluable to both returners and newcomers. A lot of work has been done on the facilities during the summer, making them among the best in the conference and region. The game field reached a point of maturation, and the surface looks the best it has looked since the construction of the field in 2009. Artificial turf added in front of the dugouts, the addition of stands to the stadium and the hanging of the championship banners add a very classy touch. Our new practice facilities are also top notch and afford us all we need to prepare for the tough schedule that we play. Speaking of our schedule, LMU is not dodging anyone. We will play a tough schedule that will give us a chance to qualify at large to nationals. Aside from our usual gruesome SAC schedule (with Lenoir Rhyne, Tusculum, Wingate, Catawba, Carson Newman being showcase matches), we will play extremely tough regional games (Alabama Huntsville, Mount Olive, Columbus State, Lees McRae and the University of Tampa are all contenders to the national tournament). By tournament time, this team will be flying high. All of the above serves just as side bar to the most important factor into the upcoming season: the players. We worked extremely hard to not only bring quality players in, but to prepare the returning ones to do what LMU expects from the program: win championships. We have a lot of talent coming back and players that are hungry to perform. They have had a couple of frustrating seasons and want to experience success. Most of our signees are freshmen and bring depth and skill everywhere on the field. We add size and strength (Savannah Pitt, Lindsey Anderson, Samantha Sturgeon); quickness (Rachael Vienneau, Alexa Samry and Courtney Samry); speed (Nicole McKinney and Samantha Hilliard); playmaking traits (Mariana de Luca, Brittany Jenkins, Carly Cepelak); and maturity/championship experience (Michelle Allen). Among top returnees are sophomores Kristen Cook and Teresa Doyle (starters as freshmen), as well as Caitlin Templeton, Abby Yother and Emma Miller (a lot of potential and talent). The juniors are also very talented and will be led by Sarah Thompson (a starter the past two years), and Kayla Hanson (returning from a redshirt year). But the focus will be on a very seasoned senior class ready to finish their career on the highest note. All-conference and all-region players Sarah Thompson and Leanne Reid return along with strong leaders Jessica Meyer, Sam Meek and Sydni Bailey. They have high expectations for themselves and from all the other players. It’s time to prove that although cycles may exist and the lessons learned from the past three years will be important, dynasties can be forged by hard work, mental toughness, faith and team unity. And

these ladies have it all.

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2011 LADY RAILSPLITTER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name 00 Kayla Hanson 0 Emma Miller 1 Sarah Thompson 3 Samantha Hilliard 5 Kristen Cook 6 Brittany Jenkins 7 Sydni Bailey 8 Abby Yother 9 Michelle Allen 10 Samantha Meek 11 Caitlin Templeton 12 Rachael Vienneau 13 Savannah Pitt 14 Sarah Taylor 15 Alexa Samry 16 Carly Cepelak 17 Leanne Reid 18 Jessica Meyer 19 Lindsay Anderson 20 Nicole McKinney 21 Teresa Doyle 22 Courtney Samry 23 Mariana de Luca 25 Sam Sturgeon

Position GK GK GK D D/M M M M M M/F M M/F F M M D/M M M F M/F D/M M/F F F

Ht. Yr. 5’10” R-Jr. 5’4” So. 5’7” Jr. 5’5” Fr. 5’3” So. 5’8” Fr. 5’3” Sr. 5’1” So. 5’6” Jr. 5’3” Sr. 5’9” So. 5’4” Fr. 6’0” Fr. 5’7” Jr. 5’7” Fr. 5’4” Fr. 5’6” Sr. 5’3” Sr. 5’9” Fr. 5’4” Fr. 5’4” So. 5’3” Fr. 5’3” Fr. 5’7” Fr.

Head Coach: Helio D’Anna Assistant Coach: Adriano de Moraes Graduate Assistant Coach: Courtney Hollis

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Hometown Melbourne, Fla. Knoxville, Tenn. Frederick, Md. Sterling Heights, Mich. Little Rock, Ark. Alpharetta, Ga. Franklin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Cove, Utah Tampa, Fla Maryville, Tenn. Woodstock, Ga. Galatin, Tenn. Ajax, Ontario, Canada Knoxville, Tenn. Tampa, Fla. Aberdeen, Scotland Orlando, Fla. Cartersville, Ga. Ooltewah, Tenn. Severn, Md. Knoxville, Tenn. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Highland, Mich.


MEET THE 2011 LADY RAILSPLITTERS

# 00 Kayla Hanson ...............................................

HEIGHT: 5’10” POSITION: Goalkeeper CLASS: Redshirt Junior HOMETOWN: Melbourne, Fla. MAJOR: Wildlife & Fisheries Management PARENTS: Hugh & Susan Hanson

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Kayla steps in to make immediate impact. After redshirting last year, she had the opportunity to prove herself, especially when she played the spring games. She is dominant in the air and does quite well on low balls for a tall keeper.” LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know Helio D’Anna is Lincoln Memorial University’s third head women’s soccer coach? Mike Varga and Jeff Winterberger also hold the distinction of having served the University in the top position.

# 0 Emma Miller

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HEIGHT: 5’4” POSITION: Goalkeeper CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Knoxville, Tenn. MAJOR: Athletic Training PARENTS: Kevin & Kathy Miller

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Emma is a great athlete and is strong with great leaping ability. As a keeper she has great reflexes and positioning which allows her to compensate for her stature. She is a very solid keeper.”

LMU CAREER STATISTICS GOALIE 2010 TOTAL

GP GS 3 0 3 0

Minutes GA GaAvg Saves 115:23 1 0.78 4 115:23 1 0.78 4

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W L 0 0 0 0

T 0 0

Sho 0.4 0.4


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............................................ # 1 Sarah Thompson HEIGHT: 5’7” POSITION: Goalkeeper CLASS: Junior HOMETOWN: Frederick, Md. MAJOR: Education PARENTS: Jim & Laura Thompson

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Sarah has excellent traits as a keeper. Her distribution is superb, she communicates well and is a shot stopper. She always works hard in practice and it shows during games.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS GOALIE 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP 18 17 35

GS 15 17 32

Minutes 1548:03 1394:09 2942:12

GA 28 18 46

GaAvg 1.63 1.16 1.41

Saves 80 57 137

W 6 10 16

L 8 7 15

T 3 0 3

Sho 2.1 2.4 4.5

................................................ # 3 Samantha Hilliard HEIGHT: 5’5” POSITION: Defender CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Sterling Heights, Mich. MAJOR: Undecided PARENTS: George & Lori Hilliard COACH’S COMMENTS: “Sam is quick, fast and has excellence sense of positioning. She has traits to be a leader and should make an immediate impact on the roster. She is fearless as a defender and distributes well from the back.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know in October of 2011, former Lady Railsplitter soccer player Jammi McClead will become only the second LMU women’s soccer player in the history of Lincoln Memorial University to be inducted into the LMU Athletes Hall of Fame? She will join former Lady Railsplitter standout and teammate Erin Alexander in a very elite group.

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.............................................. # 5 Kristen Cook HEIGHT: 5’3” POSITION: Defender/Midfielder CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Little Rock, Ark. MAJOR: Communications PARENTS: Tim & Kim Cook

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Kristen is a very strong defender who can mark players much bigger than her. She is also athletic enough to mark the more mobile forwards. She does well when supporting in the flanks and should be able to build on her solid freshman year.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2010 TOTAL

GP 17 17

GS 11 11

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW 0 2 .000 2 1.000 0 0 2 .000 2 1.000 0

................................................ # 6 Brittany Jenkins HEIGHT: 5’8” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Alpharetta, Ga. MAJOR: Biology PARENTS: Jeff & Sandra Jenkins

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Brittany has the skills that we always showcase in our midfielders. She can be a play maker as well as a scorer. She should make a smooth transition into the college game and hit the floor running at LMU.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know former Lady Railsplitter Heloisa de Oliveira (2004-07) is the Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer program’s only All-American?

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.............................................. # 7 Sydni Bailey HEIGHT: 5’2” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Senior HOMETOWN: Franklin, Tenn. MAJOR: Business PARENTS: Tim & Suzy Bailey

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Sydni is one of the top defensive midfielders in our league. She is steady, makes very few mistakes and seems to know all the short cuts on the field. She has shut down some of the best players in the region and should continue doing so this year.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP 18 18 17 53

GS 13 17 17 47

G 1 0 0 1

A 1 1 1 3

Pts 3 1 1 5

Shots Shot% 12 .083 7 .000 7 .000 26 .038

SOG 7 1 4 12

SOG% .583 .143 .571 .462

GW 0 0 0 0

................................................ # 8 Abby Yother HEIGHT: 5’1” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Cookeville, Tenn. MAJOR: Nursing PARENTS: Mike & Julie Yother

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Abby is quick and versatile. She possesses well and communicates constantly during games. She is eager to raise her game and will work hard to accomplish that. In doing so, her impact in the team will be greater.”

LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2010 TOTAL

GP 13 13

GS 0 0

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0

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# ............................................. 9 Michelle Allen HEIGHT: 5’6” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Junior HOMETOWN: Cove, Utah MAJOR: Psychology PARENTS: Chris & Denise Allen

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Michelle comes in as a very accomplished junior college player. She is aggressive, fearless and can score at will. She will make plays out of nothing but is skilled to combine and earn her points. She will be a key player this year.” LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know Lincoln Memorial University started women’s soccer in 1994? The Lady Railsplitter’s first head coach was Mike Varga who is now the head coach at the University of South Alabama.

# 10 Samantha Meek

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HEIGHT: 5’3” POSITION: Midfielder/Forward CLASS: Senior HOMETOWN: Tampa, Fla. MAJOR: Physical Education/Kinesiology PARENTS: Randy & Cindy Meek

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Sam can play a number of positions, especially from the middle and up. She is tireless and is constantly moving. She is smart, crafty, shoots well with either foot and is capable of putting up plenty of numbers this year.”

LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP 18 18 17 53

GS 18 16 17 51

G 4 4 3 11

A 1 2 0 3

Pts 9 10 6 25

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Shots Shot% 39 .103 20 .200 28 .107 87 .126

SOG 24 11 21 56

SOG% .615 .550 .750 .644

GW 2  1 0 3


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............................................... # 11 Caitlin Templeton HEIGHT: 5’9” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Maryville, Tenn. MAJOR: Undecided PARENTS: Chris & Stacie Templeton

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Caitlin is pure potential. She is silky smooth in the middle and is deceptively fast. She can combine and keep up with top players. She had an excellent spring and should arrive this fall ready to be an impact player.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2010 TOTAL

GP 16 16

GS 0 0

G 0 0

A 1 1

Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW 1 5 .000 2 .400 0 1 5 .000 2 .400 0

# 12 Rachael Vienneau ................................................

HEIGHT: 5’4” POSITION: Midfielder/Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Woodstock, Ga. MAJOR: Nursing PARENTS: Dana & Deborah Vienneau

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Rachael is quick and savvy. She does her thing quietly and will get the job done. Her adjustment to the college level should be seamless and as she gets stronger physically, she will be a very good college player.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know the Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer team has won three conference championships? The first was in 1997 under the direction of former Head Coach Mike Varga in the Gulf South Conference. The second was 2005 when the LMU was in it’s final year of the GSC. The last conference title was in 2007 as a member of the South Atlantic Conference.

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Savannah Pitt

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HEIGHT: 6’0” POSITION: Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Galatin, Tenn. MAJOR: Nursing PARENTS: Tim & Sally Pitt COACH’S COMMENTS: “Savannah can have a huge impact on the team right away. She is big and strong, and very technical too. She can score, assist and will do the little things that make the offense work. As she is going to be surrounded by talent, the sky is the limit for her performance.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID

Although the Lincoln Memorial University has only had a fully accredited women’s soccer program since the 1994 season, did you know the University became a fully accredited NCAA Division II institution during the 1992-93 season and has been a part of two conferences? The Gulf South Conference and currently, the South Atlantic Conference.

# 14 Sarah Taylor ................................................

HEIGHT: 5’7” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Senior HOMETOWN: Ajax, Ontario, Canada MAJOR: Physical Education & Kinesiology PARENTS: Brian & Sandy Taylor

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Sarah is a pure athlete with a lethal left foot. As a returning all region player, she is eager to finish her career on the highest note. She is fast, strong and can score as well as assist. She is being surrounded this year by players with a lot of finishing skills which is a scary though considering she was the top assist player in the conference.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP 18 18 17 53

GS 18 17 17 52

G 2 13 10 25

A 1 4 11 16

Pts 5 30 31 66

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Shots Shot% 23 .087 61 .213 53 .189 137 .182

SOG 10 29 32 71

SOG% .435 .475 .604 .518

GW 0 1 4 5


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Alexa Samry # 15 ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’7” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Knoxville, Tenn. MAJOR: Nursin PARENTS: Steve & Kim Samry

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Alexa has excellent traits to do well in college. She seems to get better every time she steps on the field and will continue to do so. Her athleticism and willingness to work hard will pay dividends right away.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID you know since Helio D’Anna took over the helm of the Lincoln Did Memorial University women’s soccer program more than seven years ago, many of his signees have rewritten the Lady Railsplitter soccer record book in every offensive category?

# 16 Carly Cepelak ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’4” POSITION: Defender/Midfielder CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Knoxville, Tenn. MAJOR: Nursing PARENTS: Joe & Barbara Cepelak

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Carly is composed and seems to always find a way out of challenges on the field. She is a great passer and does very well on set pieces. She also can defend and will be the kind of player who makes very few mistakes in a game.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know the South Atlantic Conference Tournament championship title the Lady Railsplitter soccer team captured in 2007 marks the last time the program has earned a trip to a conference tournament championship match?

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#.............................................. 17 Leanne Reid HEIGHT:

5’6” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Senior HOMETOWN: Aberdeen, Scotland MAJOR: Physical Education & Kinesiology PARENTS: Ewen & Sheena Reid

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Leanne is one of the best midfielders in the league, plenty able to finish the year as an All American. She is a step ahead of her opponents all the time, strikes the ball extremely well, and attracts a lot of attention from defenders. She is strong on the ball and given any space, will score or put someone in scoring position.” 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP 18 18 17 53

GS 18 17 17 52

LMU G 6 3 5 14

CAREER STATISTICS A Pts Shots Shot% 4 16 48 .125 0 6 48 .062 1 11 57 .088 5 33 153 .092

SOG 24 30 30 84

SOG% .500 .625 .526 .549

GW 4 2 1 7

Jessica Meyer #18 ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’3” POSITION: Midfielder CLASS: Senior HOMETOWN: Orlando, Fla. MAJOR: Athletic Training PARENTS: Michael & Kathryn Meyer

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Jessica gets things done. She is athletic, fast and quick, and has developed her strength too. As a defender, she will do things the simple way and will not make silly mistakes. She also has a wonderful attitude and seems to always have a smile on her face.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2008 2009 2010 TOTAL

GP 16 18 14 48

GS 1 3 2 6

G 0 2 0 2

A 0 1 1 2

Pts 0 5 1 6

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Shots Shot% 1 .000 6 .333 2 .000 9 .222

SOG 1 3 1 5

SOG% 1.000 .500 .500 .556

GW 0 0 0 0


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# 19 Lindsay Anderson ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’9” POSITION: Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Cartersville, Ga. MAJOR: Undecided PARENTS: Psychology

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Lindsay is strong and fundamentally sound. She strikes the ball well and can play several positions. Her potential is tremendous in the collegiate level and she should adapt to it rather quickly.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know, the Lady Railsplitter soccer program in 37-33-4 all-time against current South Atlantic Conference opponents?

Nicole McKinney # 20 ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’4” POSITION: Midfielder/Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Ooltewah, Tenn. MAJOR: Accounting/Education PARENTS: Dean & Cindy McKinney

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Nicole has a wonderful, competitive attitude as well as tons of talent. Her speed will be a great asset as will her wing play. She can also finish and will go as far as she wants at LMU.

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know former Lady Railsplitter goalkeeper Ellen Husarik holds the career record for saves (411) at Lincoln Memorial University and collected 105 more saves than former LMU women’s soccer goalkeeper Katie Fennell who ranks second and recorded 306 for her career?

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# 21 Teresa Doyle ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’4” POSITION: Defender/Midfielder CLASS: Sophomore HOMETOWN: Severn, Md. MAJOR: Athletic Training PARENTS: Dennis & Anna Doyle

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Tee has the skill of a play maker combined with all traits that make good defenders. She had a tremendous freshman year and can build on it in 2011. She is quick, smart, deceivingly strong and will defend all sorts of players. She will also support on offense and do well there too.” LMU CAREER STATISTICS 2010 TOTAL

GP 17 17

GS 11 11

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GW 0 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 4 .000 2 .500 0

# 22 Courtney Samry .............................................

HEIGHT: 5’7” POSITION: Midfielder/Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Knoxville, Tenn. MAJOR: Nursing PARENTS: Steve & Kim Samry

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Courtney will soar in our level. She has many tools usable in the college game and will be able to make huge strides daily. She has a wonderful attitude and is the kind of player coaches love to work with.”

LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know the Lady Railsplitter soccer team has twice finished the season ranked among the top 25 teams in the nation? The first time was 2004 when LMU made it to the Elite 8, finishing 8th in the country. The last time was 2005 when the Lady Railsplitters won the Gulf South Conference Tournament and were beaten in the first round of the NCAA Tournament finishing 25th.

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# 23 Mariana de Luca ..............................................

HEIGHT: 5’3” POSITION: Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil MAJOR: Business PARENTS: Paulo & Denize de Luca

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Mariana is capable to be a star in our conference and do so immediately. She is extremely resourceful, finishes and creates well and has played at the highest level in women’s soccer. Her adjustment to the USA should be easy and she will excel on and off the field.” LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know, the Lincoln Memorial University soccer teams began play at their current facility with the beginning of the 2008 soccer season?

# 25 Sam Sturgeon

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HEIGHT: 5’7” POSITION: Forward CLASS: Freshman HOMETOWN: Highland, Mich. MAJOR: Environmental Sciences PARENTS: Jeff & Jennifer Sturgeon

COACH’S COMMENTS: “Sam works quietly and gets results. She has many traits that will make her do well for us both as a forward or an attacking mid. She is calm and collected on the field but without losing aggressiveness and competitiveness.” LADY RAILSPLITTER FACTOID Did you know although they each only played two seasons, former Lady Railsplitters Kristen Boujos and Danielle dos Santos rank among the top-5 alltime leaders in career goals scored at LMU? Boujos ranks third with 39 goals while dos Santos is fifth with 36.

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MEET THE 2011 LADY RAILSPLITTERS

Lady Railsplitter seniors Sarah Taylor, Sam Meek and Sidney Bailey celebrate after a goal scored by Meek during the 2010 season against Tusculum College.

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2010 LMU Soccer Lincoln Memorial Combined Team Statistics (as of Aug 03, 2011) All games

2010 LADY RAILSPLITTER SEASON RESULTS RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE Date

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Sep 02 Sep 05 Sep 11 Sep 15 Sep 18 Sep 21 Sep 25 Sep 28 Oct 02 Oct 06 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 19 Oct 23 Oct 27 Oct 30

Opponent YOUNG HARRIS ALABAMA-HUNTSVILLE MOUNT OLIVE at King at Newberry at Asbury at Brevard at Tennessee Wesleyan CUMBERLANDS CARSON-NEWMAN LENOIR-RHYNE at Catawba TUSCULUM at Anderson MARS HILL WINGATE

TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Sh o t s / G a m e CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS PENALTIES Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE To t a l Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

OVERALL 10-6 3-6 7-0

W W W W W W W W W L L L L Wo2 Lo2 L

Score 4-0 3-1 1-0 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 5-1 1-2 0-2 2-3 2-4 2-1 1-2 0-1

Att. 100 120 95 189 200 63 88 150 110 150 110 311 100 373 50 170

LMUW

OPP

34-261 2.12 .130 138-261 .529 16.3 64 4-4

18-154 1.12 .117 76-154 .494 9.6 58 0-0

5 0

8 0

1005 9/112 0/0

1374 7/196

HOME 4-5 0-5 4-0 ##

14 6 17 15 10 3 24 9 8 11 13 18 19 21 25 5 2 0 00 20 16 7 1

Player

Sarah Taylor Becky Thompson Leanne Reid Karen Boleska Samantha Meek Jennah Kilroy Sarah Harvey Leslie Wilson Abby Yother Caitlin Templeton Meghan Hughes Jessica Meyer Amanda Moran Teresa Doyle Kristen Huffman Kristen Cook Monica Lindsey Emma Miller Ashley Wallace Racquel Abrile Julianna Childers Sydni Bailey Sarah Thompson Total Opponents

## Goalie 00 Ashley Wallace 0 Emma Miller 1 Sarah Thompson

Total Opponents

Goals by Period Lincoln Memorial Opponents Shots by Period Lincoln Memorial Opponents

Former all-conference midfielder Patty Speilman steals the ball from a University of West Florida defender in the 2005 Gulf South Conference Tournament Championship match.

AWAY 6-1 3-1 3-0 gp g a 16 10 11 12 5 5 16 5 1 16 4 0 16 3 0 15 3 0 16 3 0 16 1 2 13 0 0 15 0 1 7 0 0 14 0 1 6 0 0 16 0 0 4 0 0 16 0 0 6 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 16 0 1 10 0 0 16 0 1 16 0 0 16 34 23 16 18 12 GP 3 3 16 16 16

Min. 54:58 115:23 1304:09 1474:30 1474:30

pts

sh sh% sog sog% gw pk-att

31 53 .189 32 .604 4 15 25 .200 11 .440 2 11 57 .088 30 .526 1 8 11 .364 8 .727 1 6 27 .111 20 .741 0 6 10 .300 5 .500 0 6 28 .107 13 .464 1 4 22 .045 6 .273 1 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 1 5 .000 2 .400 0 0 1 .000 0 .000 0 1 2 .000 1 .500 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 4 .000 2 .500 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 2 .000 2 1.000 0 0 3 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 .000 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 0 1 7 .000 4 .571 0 0 0 .000 0 .000 0 91 261 .130 138 .529 10 48 154 .117 76 .494 6

GA

0 1 17 18 34

GAAvg Saves

0.00 0.78 1.17 1.10 2.08

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 34 18

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 261 154

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 58 104

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 64 58

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 107 145

15 11

129 127 66 83 26 51

Corners by Period Lincoln Memorial Opponents

35 21

Fouls by Period Lincoln Memorial Opponents

47 61

30 51 28 33 60 81

0 0 3 3 2 2 1 2 0 1

1 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 2

1

4 50 58 104

1st

18 6

Saves by Period Lincoln Memorial Opponents

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NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct

W-L-T

1.000 0-0-0 .800 0-0-0 .746 10-6-0 .763 10-6-0 .754 6-10-0

0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 0-0

Sho

0 0 2 5 2


SeSe

Game:

LADY RAILSPLITTER RECORDS GOALS

INDIVIDUAL

6 - Heloisa de Oliveira vs. N. Greenville .... 8/26/04 4 - by 12

Season:

28 - Heloisa de Oliveira .................................. 2007 27 - Heloisa de Oliveira .................................. 2004 24 - Danielle dos Santos .................................. 2005 24 - Erin Alexander..........................................1996 23 - Krista Shamblin.......................................1996

Career:

78 - Heloisa de Oliveira .......................... 2004-2007 58 - Erin Alexander.................................1994-1997 39 - Kristen Boujos ................................ 2004-2005 38 - Gretchen Dever................................1998-2001 36 - Danielle dos Santos ......................... 2005-2006

Game:

ASSISTS

4 - Heloisa de Oliveira vs. Union ................ 8/24/06 4 - Camilla Verissimo at Delta State ............ 9/23/05 4 - Liz DuQuesnay vs. Bluefield (VA) ......... 9/24/02 4 - Randi Timmons vs. Midway ................ 10/27/01 4 - Emily Davis vs. Campbellsville ............... 9/9/00 4- Gretchen Dever vs. Campbellsville ........... 9/9/00 4- Erin Alexander vs. UAH ...................... 10/13/96 4- Kilee Novak vs. Concord (WV) ............. 8/30/97

Season:

13 - Heloisa de Oliveira .................................. 2006 13 - Yolanda Janiga.........................................1997 12 - Erin Alexander..........................................1996 11 - Heloisa de Oliveira .................................. 2007 11- Carol Lach...............................................1995

Season:

67 - Heloisa de Oliveira ................................ 2007 64 - Heloisa de Oliveira ................................. 2004 60 - Erin Alexander..........................................1996 56 - Danielle dos Santos .................................2005 54 - Krista Shamblin.......................................1996

Career:

200 - Heloisa de Oliveira ........................ 2004-2007 153 - Erin Alexander................................1994-1997 90 - Kristen Boujos ................................ 2004-2005 90 - Gretchen Dever................................1998-2001 88 - Krista Shamblin...............................1995-1996

Game:

SHOTS

13 - Danielle dos Santos at Lander ....... .......9/23/06 13 -Emily Davis vs. Ouachita Baptist ......... 10/10/03 13 - Erin Alexander vs. Cumb. (KY) ......... 10/11/94 12 - Emily Davis vs. Campbellsville ............. 9/7/03 12 - Gretchen Dever vs. Midway ............... 10/27/01

Season:

127 - Heloisa de Oliveira ................................. 2007 95 - Danielle dos Santos .................................. 2005 87 - Erin Alexander..........................................1996 82 - Krista Shamblin.......................................1996 79 - Heloisa de Oliveira .................................. 2004

Career:

325 - Heloisa de Oliveira ....................... 2004-2007 234 - Erin Alexander................................1994-1997 211 - Becky Thompson............................2007-2010 187 - Emily Davis...................................2000-2003 177 - Cindy Campbell .............................2001-2004

Career:

44 - Heloisa de Oliveira .......................... 2004-2007 37 - Erin Alexander.................................1994-1997 27 - Randi Timmons................................2000-2003 23 - Becky Thompson..............................2007-2010 23 - Camilla Verissimo.............................2005-2007

Game:

Senior Jessica Meyer battles for the ball with a Newberry defender.

POINTS

14 - Heloisa de Oliveira vs. NGU ................ 8/26/04 13 - Gretchen Dever vs. Campbellsville ........ 9/9/00 11- Krista Shamblin vs. UAH .................... 10/13/96 10- Erin Alexander vs. UAH ..................... 10/13/96 9 - by 5 LMU’s Jessica Meyer battles for the ball with a Newberry defender.

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LADY RAILSPLITTER RECORDS INDIVIDUAL GOALKEEPING RECORDS

TEAM RECORDS Game:

SAVES

Game:

17 - vs. Campbellsville ................................. 9/9/00

34 - Ellen Husarik vs. Carson-Newman....... 9/22/94 26 - Cindy Winterberger at Lynn ................ 9/17/99 22 - Katie Fennell at Christian Brothers..... 10/19/03 15 - Sarah Thompson vs. Southern N.H. ...... 9/13/09 15 - Jennifer Haggerty at Union (KY) ......... 10/4/00

Season: 73 - .................................................... 2005, 2007

Game:

Season: 218 - Ellen Husarik..........................................1994 110 - Ellen Husarik..........................................1995 104 - Katie Fennell.......................................... 2003 93 - Katie Fennell ............................................ 2002 91 - Katie Fennell ............................................2001

ASSISTS

17 - vs. Campbellsville .................................. 9/9/00 Season: 57 - ............................................................ 1997

Game:

Career:

POINTS

51 - vs. Campbellsville ................................. 9/9/00

411 - Ellen Husarik.................................1994-1997 306 - Katie Fennell ..................................2001-2004 232 - Stephanie Kwoka ...........................2003-2006 221 - Cindy Winterberger.........................1996-1999 164 - Jennifer Haggerty ...........................1999-2002

Season: 202 - ........................................................... 2005

Game:

SHOTS

69 - vs. Campbellsville ................................. 9/9/00

TEAM GOALKEEPING RECORDS Game:

GOALS

Season: 490 - ................................................... 2007

SAVES

34 - vs. Carson-Newman............................. 9/22/94 29 - at Maryville ................................ 9/1/94 26 - at Lynn ............................................... 9/17/99 22 - at Christian Brothers .......................... 10/19/03 16 - at Christian Brothers .......................... 10/21/01

Season:

137 - ...........................................................1995 131 - ........................................................... 2002 124 - ........................................................... 2001 117 - ........................................................... 2003 103 - .......................................................... 1996

All-American Heloisa de Oliveira rewrote the LMU women’s soccer record book during her four years with the Lady Railsplitters.

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LADY RAILSPLITTER SERIES RECORDS Opponent Alabama-Huntsville Anderson* Armstrong Atlantic Asbury Barry Barton Bellarmine Belmont Abbey Bluefield (VA) Brevard* Bryan Campbellsville *Carson-Newman *Catawba Central Arkansas Chattanooga Christian Brothers Cincinnati Christian Clayton State Columbus State Concord Converse Covenant Cumberlands Delta State Eckerd College Findlay Florida Southern Francis Marion Gardner Webb Georgetown (KY) Georgia College and State Harding Hillsdale Indianapolis Kentucky Wesleyan King Lambuth Lander Lee Lees-McRae *Lenoir-Rhyne Liberty Limestone Lindsey Wilson Longwood Lynn *Mars Hill Martin Methodist Maryville Midway Milligan Missouri-Rolla Montevallo Montreat Morehead State Mount Olive *Newberry North Alabama

W 8 2 1 4 1 2 1 1 1 4 1 2 5 1 7 1 7 1 1 1 1 2 1 12 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 1 9 1 0 3 1 0 7 1 1 2 4 9

L 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 5 2 0 5 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 4 0 1 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 3 1

T 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1

Opponent W L North Florida 0 0 North Greenville 1 0 Northern Kentucky 1 1 Oakland City 2 0 Ouachita Baptist 5 0 Pfeiffer 1 0 Piedmont 1 0 Presbyterian 3 0 Rollins 2 1 Saginaw Valley State 1 0 Salem International 1 0 USC-Aiken 3 0 USC-Upstate 1 0 Univ. of the South 1 1 Southern Indiana 0 1 Southern New Hampshire 0 1 Spalding 2 0 Spring Hill 1 0 Tampa 0 1 Tennessee Tech 2 0 Tennessee Wesleyan 6 2 Transylvania 1 2 *Tusculum 8 10 Union (KY) 5 1 Virginia Intermont 1 0 Warren Wilson 1 0 West Florida 3 11 West Georgia 1 1 West Virginia Tech 1 0 *Wingate 3 5 Young Harris 1 0 LMU Overall Record: 191 112 *South Atlantic Conference Opponents Bold - 2011 Opponents

T 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 18

LMU Lady Railsplitter Season Records 1994 7-8-1 1995 10-9-1 1996 17-3-1 1997 17-2-2 (GSC Champions) 1998 14-3-2 1999 14-6-0 2000 8-11-0 2001 10-8-1 2002 7-11-1 2003 7-11-0 2004 12-5-2 (NCAA South Region Champions) 2005 16-3-1 (GSC Champions) 2006 9-6-1 2007 15-5-1 (SAC Champions) 2008 11-6-1 2009 7-8-3 2010 10-7-0 LMU Lady Railsplitter Head Coaches Mike Varga 1994-1998 65-25-7 Jeff Winterberger 1999-2002 39-36-2 Helio D’Anna 2003-present 87-51-9

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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

Lincoln Memorial University was founded in 1897 as a living memorial to Abraham Lincoln and his philosophy and ideals. Its inception dates from an occasion in the fall of 1863 when the President was meeting with General Oliver Otis Howard to discuss military operations in and around the Cumberland Gap and East Tennessee area. The President expressed his appreciation for the loyalty that the people of the region had shown to the Union during this time of Civil War. Pointing to the area on the map, Mr. Lincoln said, “General Howard, if you come out of all this horror and misery alive, and I hope that you may, I want you to do something for these people who have been shut out from the world all these years. If I live, I will do all I can to aid you and between us we may do them the justice they deserve. Please remember, and if God is good to us we may be able to speak of it later!” Mr. Lincoln did not live to see his dream fulfilled, but O.O. Howard (who also was a founder of Howard University) never forgot those words. In 1895, he traveled to the Cumberland Gap area to address a small academy that was operated by a Congregational minister, the Rev. A.A. Myers, and his wife Ellen. While he was there, the General remembered Lincoln’s request and joined with the Myers and several prominent friends to lay the groundwork for a university honoring the slain President. It was to be an institution whose mission and principles would exemplify the life of Abraham Lincoln. The philosophy articulated by these founders as a guide for University programs and curriculum was based on the following principles which were exemplified in the life of Abraham Lincoln: individual liberty; the privileges and responsibilities of the American government; love and respect for the fellow people; personal initiative, individual effort; unselfish leadership; an appreciation for the common people; free enterprise; and belief in a personal God. Now in its 114th year of operation, LMU has grown into a progressive university, offering over 30 majors. LMU’s Fall 2010 enrollment was 4,445 students and there were 153 faculty members at the main campus and extended-learning sites. The main campus is also home to the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, which houses one of the largest Lincoln collections in the country.

LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY QUICK FACTS Location: Harrogate, TN Founded: 1897 Enrollment: 4,445 (Fall 2010 figures) Nickname: Railsplitters Colors: Blue & Gray Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: South Atlantic Conference President: B. James Dawson, EdD Athletic Director: Roger Vannoy Sports Information Director: Rusty Peace Head Athletic Trainer: Donnie Grigsby Main Athletics Phone Number: 423.869.6285

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LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

Construction on the new LMU Soccer stadium began in 2007. The field is adjacent to the site of Gibbs Field, the home of the LMU soccer teams from 1990-2007.

The setting include a 120x80 yard Bermuda grass field, European-style goals and brand new score board. The large dugouts also feature storage areas and two bathrooms in addition to covered benches. When completed, the stadium will include concrete stands to sit 200 people and a two-story press box with a concession stand and bathrooms. The LMU soccer locker rooms are located in the Tex Turner Arena, but a proposed fieldhouse will contain locker rooms at the stadium site.

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THE SOUTH ATLANTIC CONFERENCE

Key Dates in SAC History

The South Atlantic Conference is in its 36th yeas of athletic tradition and excellence. The conference has enjoyed tremendous success due to dedicated people building a premier athletic conference throughout its history. The distant forerunner of the South Atlantic Conference was the North State Atlantic Conference (NSIAC). The NSIAC was formed when the “Little Six”, as it was called, broke from the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in 1930. These charter members included Lenoir-Rhyne College, Atlantic Christian, Catawba College, Guilford College, Elon College, and High Point University. The North State continued to grow over the next 30 years, adding Western Carolina (1933), East Carolina (1947) and Pfeiffer (1960). A name change became necessary when the league accepted Newberry as its first South Carolina member in 1961. The league took on the name Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC) on May 20th of that year. The CIAC saw several changes in the following years as East Carolina withdrew from the league in 1962. Appalachian State and Western Carolina followed in 1971 and 1976. All three landed in the Southern Conference. The South Atlantic Conference was founded in 1975 solely as a football conference. The league received its name from a contest in which Kurt Brenneman of Greensboro, N.C. became the first to submit the SAC-8 moniker. The SAC-8 consisted of Carson-Newman College, Catawba College, Elon College, Gardner-Webb University, Lenoir-Rhyne College, Mars Hill College, Newberry College, and Presbyterian College. Dr. Fred Bentley, of Mars Hill College, was named league president for its inaugural year, by a vote of the member institutions. After the first season of play in the SAC-8, Lenoir-Rhyne College captured the first football title. In 1989, the league’s 15th year of operation, the South Atlantic Conference became a comprehensive, all-sports conference. That year the South Atlantic Conference sponsored 10 sports - football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis. Later the conference grew to 14 championship sports by adding women‘s soccer (1990), men’s and women’s cross country (1993) and women’s golf (1999). The South Atlantic Conference was composed of the same eight member institutions from 1975 until 1988, when Wingate University replaced Newberry College as the eighth member institution. Newberry

 1930 -– North State Atlantic Conference formed when six schools broke from the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Conference  1961 – Newberry joins league. Conference changes name to Carolinas Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (CIAC)  1975 – South Atlantic Conference formed as football league with eight schools, called the SAC-8.  1988 – Wingate replaces Newberry  1989 – SAC became an all-sports conference  1996 – Newberry rejoins conference  1998 – Tusculum joins conference  2006 – Lincoln Memorial joins conference  2007 – Brevard joins conference  2010 – Anderson joins conference later rejoined the conference in 1996. Tusculum College was admitted as a member of the league in 1998. In 2006, Lincoln Memorial University joined the league, followed by Brevard College in 2007. Anderson University became the league’s tenth member in 2010. Today the conference is a group of ten private, liberal & civic arts colleges and universities, similar in size and athletic philosophy. Since becoming eligible for NCAA Division II postseason play in 1993, the league has sent representatives from all of its sponsored sports to NCAA postseason play. The league membership now includes Anderson University in Anderson S.C.; Brevard College in Brevard, N.C.; Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn.; Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C.; Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C.; Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tenn.; Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, N.C.; Newberry College in Newberry, S.C.; Tusculum College in Greeneville, Tenn.; and Wingate University in Wingate, N.C.

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2011 LADY RAILSPLITTER SOCCER SCHEDULE DATE OPPONENT September 9/1 Young Harris College 9/4 University of Alabama-Huntsville 9/7 King College 9/10 Mount Olive College 9/17 Newberry College* 9/21 Columbus State University 9/24 Brevard College* 9/27 Lees-McRae College 9/30 University of Tampa October 10/5 Carson-Newman College* 10/8 Lenoir-Rhyne University* 10/12 Asbury College 10/15 Catawba College* 10/19 Tusculum College* 10/22 Anderson University* 10/24 Wingate University* 10/27 Mars Hill College* November 11/4-6 2011 SAC Soccer Tournament *Indicates South Atlantic Conference Opponent

SITE

TIME

Young Harris, Ga. Huntsville, Ala. Harrogate Mount Olive, N.C. Harrogate Columbus, Ga. Harrogate Harrogate Columbus, Ga.

3 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 2:30 p.m.

Jefferson City, Tenn. Hickory, N.C. Harrogate Harrogate Greeneville, Tenn. Harrogate Wingate, N.C. Mars Hill, N.C.

6 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m.

Rock Hill, S.C.

TBA


2011 Lincoln Memorial University Women's Soccer Guide  

2011 Lincoln Memorial University Women's Soccer Guide

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