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2013 Marshall Volleyball Media Guide was done by Justin Austin, Graduate Assistant - Sports Information

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2013 Schedule DAY Fri. Sat. Sat. Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sat. Tues. Fri. Sat. Sat. Fri. Fri. Sat. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Sat. Tues. Fri. Sun. Fri. Sun. Fri. Thurs.-Sun.

DATE Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 15 Nov. 21-24

OPPONENT at Virginia * vs. Montana * vs. James Madison * at Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State at Illinois Chicago ^ vs. Denver ^ vs. Chicago State ^ East Tennessee State Southern Illinois $ Eastern Kentucky $ Kent State $ at Michigan & vs. Ohio & vs. Maryland & at Florida Atlantic # at FIU # Tulane # Louisiana Tech # at Rice # at North Texas # East Carolina # at UAB # Charlotte # at West Virginia UTEP # UTSA # at Southern Miss # at Tulsa # Middle Tennessee # C-USA Championship

LOCATION Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville, Va. Charlottesville, Va. Richmond, Ky. Morehead, Ky. Chicago Chicago Chicago Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. Ann Arbor, Mich. Boca Raton, Fla. Miami Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Houston Denton, Texas Huntington, W. Va. Birmingham, Ala. Huntington, W. Va. Morgantown, W.Va. Huntington, W. Va. Huntington, W. Va. Hattiesburg, Miss. Tulsa, Okla. Huntington, W. Va. Murfreesboro, Tenn.

TIME (ET) 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Noon 7:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. TBA

Home matches are in Green | #= Conference USA Matches | *= Jefferson Cup ^= UIC Invitational | $= Thunder Invitational | &= Michigan Invitational


table of contents Contents Schedule....................................................... 3 Contents/Quck Facts.................................. 4 Roster............................................................ 5 Media........................................................ 6-7 Marshall University................................. 8-9 Cam Henderson Center...................... 10-11 Head Coach Mitch Jacobs.................. 12-13 Assistant Coaches................................ 14-15 Player Bios............................................ 16-35 Season Outlook................................... 36-37 2012 Season Review............................ 38-39 Marshall Excellence............................ 40-41 Strength and Conditioning...................... 42 Sports Medicine........................................ 43 Tradition/Record Book...................... 44-45 Conference USA.................................. 46-47

Quick Facts The University Location........................................... Huntington, W.Va. Founded.................................................................... 1837 Enrollment..............................................................13,971 Nickname...................... Thundering Herd or the Herd Colors....................................... Kelly Green and White Arena.......................... Cam Henderson Center (9,043) National Affiliation........................... NCAA Division I Conference.......................................... Conference USA President......................................... Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Director of Athletics.............................. Mike Hamrick FAR...................................................... Karen McComas SWA.......................................... Beatrice Crane Banford Coaching Staff Head Coach............................. Mitch Jacobs (Iowa ‘91) Record at Marshall...................... 207-144 (11 seasons) Career Record.............................. 389-255 (20 seasons)

Assistant Coach................. Taylor Strickland (Marshall ‘10) Graduate Assistant........... Matt Jackson (Oregon State (12)

Team Review 2012 Record............................................................ 18-13 Conference USA........................................................ 8-8 Home......................................................................... 11-2 Away............................................................................. 3-9 Neutral......................................................................... 4-2 Starters Returning/Lost............................... 5+Libero/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.................................. 7/7 Newcomers..................................................................... 8 Athletic Communications Volleyball SID............................................ Justin Austin E-mail.........................................austinju@marshall.edu Office Phone........................................... (304) 696-5276 Cell Phone.............................................. (859) 620-9049 Website..................................................... herdzone.com Twitter.................................................. @HerdVolleyball

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2013 roster 2013 Marshall Numerical Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 9 10 12 15 18 22 23 41

Name Dorothy Rahal Hannah Bailey Lauren Legge Laura Der Elyse Panick Ally Kiekover Taylor Riedel Sammie Bane Jacqueline Sites Allie Kellerman

Pos. L OH/DS MB/OH OH OPP MB S S DS/L L Sacha Byous-McConnell MB/OH Jillian Shemanski MB Cassie Weaver OH Mackenzie Hardin DS Ashely Arnold MB

Ht. 5-7 5-11 6-3 5-9 6-2 6-0 5-5 5-4 5-7 5-8 6-2 6-1 5-9 5-8 6-1

Cl. SR JR SO SR FR FR FR JR FR FR SR SO FR FR SO

Hometown/Previous School Venice, Fla./Venice HS Kenova, W.Va./Spring Valley HS Pliny, W.Va./Teays Valley Christian School Clarksville, Ind./Floyd Central HS Chicago/Marist HS Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern HS Huntington, W.Va./Cabell Midland HS Brownstown, Ind./Brownstown Central HS Huntington, W.Va./Huntington HS Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos HS Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter HS Huntington, W.Va./Cabell Midland HS Greensboro, N.C./Page HS Myrtle Beach, S.C./Winthrop University

Sizing up the

herd 6’3 6’2 6’1 6’0 5’11

Lauren Legge Elyse Panick Sacha ByousMcConnell Jillian Shemanski Ashley Arnold Ally Kiekover

Hannah Bailey

5’10 5’9

2013 Marshall Alphabetical Roster No. 41 2 9 4 23 12 6 3 15 5 1 8 18 10 22

Name Ashely Arnold Hannah Bailey Sammie Bane Laura Der Mackenzie Hardin Allie Kellerman Ally Kiekover Lauren Legge

Pos. MB OH/DS S OH DS L MB MB/OH Sacha Byous-McConnell MB/OH Elyse Panick OPP Dorothy Rahal L Taylor Riedel S Jillian Shemanski MB Jacqueline Sites DS/L Cassie Weaver OH

Ht. 6-1 5-11 5-4 5-9 5-8 5-8 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-2 5-7 5-5 6-1 5-7 5-9

Cl. SO JR JR SR FR FR FR SO SR FR SR FR SO FR FR

Hometown/Previous School Myrtle Beach, S.C./Winthrop University Kenova, W.Va./Spring Valley HS Brownstown, Ind./Brownstown Central HS Clarksville, Ind./Floyd Central HS Greensboro, N.C./Page HS Louisville, Ky./Sacred Heart Academy Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Northern HS Pliny, W.Va./Teays Valley Christian School Rancho Cucamonga, Calif./Los Osos HS Chicago/Marist HS Venice, Fla./Venice HS Huntington, W.Va./Cabell Midland HS Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter HS Huntington, W.Va./Huntington HS Huntington, W.Va./Cabell Midland HS

5’8 5’7 5’6 5’5

5’4

Laura Der Cassie Weaver Allie Kellerman Mackenzie Hardin Dorothy Rahal Jacqueline Sites

Taylor Riedel

Sammie Bane

By Class

By State

Pronunciation Guide

Seniors: Laura Der, Dorothy Rahal, Sacha Byous-McConnel Juniors: Hannah Bailey, Sammie Bane Sophomores: Ashley Arnold, Lauren Legg, Jillian Shemanski Freshman: Mackenzie Harden, Allie Kellerman, Ally Kiekover, Elyse Panick, Taylor Riedel, Jacqueline Sites, Cassie Weaver

California: Sacha Byous-McConnell Florida: Dorothy Rahal, Jillian Shemanski Indiana: Sammie Bane,Laura Der Illinois: Elyse Panick Kentucky: Allie Kellerman Michigan: Ally Kiekover North Carolina: Mackenzie Harden South Carolina: Ashley Arnold West Virginia: Hannah Bailey, Lauren Legge, Taylor Riedel, Jacqueline Sites, Cassie Weaver

Sacha Byous-McConnell BUY•use•MC•con•ul

Dorothy Rahal RAY • hall Ally Kiekover KEEK • over Lauren Legge LEG


Media Info Volleyball Media

Marshall Media Outlets Newspapers

Volleyball Media Contact:

Justin Austin (Morehead State, 2013)

Phone Number:

(859) 620-9049

Office Number:

(304) 696-4662 Email: austinju@marshall.edu Website: herdzone.com Twitter: @HerdVolleyball

Game Day

Updated statistics, scorecards and game notes will be provided. Coaches and players will be available for interviews after the match. Please make interview requests with the sports information representative near the end of the match. Marshall Sports Information The Marshall Sports Information department will provide updated statistics and quick facts with team rosters and notes prior to each match.

Huntington Herald-Dispatch (304) 526-2759/fax 526-2857 Rick McCann, Grant Traylor

Radio Stations

Televesion Stations

Thunding Herd Network (304) 696-2446/fax 696-2325 Steve Cotton

WSAZ-TV (NBC) (304) 523-5333/fax 696-4325 Keith Morehouse

The Parthenon WDGG-FM/WRVC-AM WCHS-TV (ABC) (304) 696-6696/fax 696-2519 (304) 523-8401/fax 523-4848 WVAH-TV (FOX) Paul Swann (304) 345-4115/fax 345-1849 Charleston Gazette Mark Martin, A.J. Good (304) 348-7948/fax 348-1740 WMUL-FM Mitch Vingle, Doug Smock Marshall University WOWK-TV (CBS) (304) 696-6640/fax696-3232 (304) 522-4581/fax 523-0545 Charleston Daily Mail Brandon Smith (304) 348-4807/fax 348-4847 WVHU-AM/WKEE-FM Derek Redd (304) 525-7788/fax 525-6281 Ashland Daily Independent (606) 326-2600/fax 324-8434 WTCR-AM/FM Rocky Stanley (606) 739-8427/fax 739-6009 Judy Eaton Ironton Tribune (614) 532-1441/fax 532-1506 Wire Services Jim Walker Associated Press (304) 346-0897/fax 345-5282 Beckley Register Herald John Raby (304) 255-4400/fax 255-4427 Gary Fauber The Herd Insider (304) 696-6525 Jack Bogaczyk

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Opposing Contact Info Virginia Tom Fenstermaker Office Phone: (434) 982-5500 Email: tf4n@virginia.edu

Illinois Chicago Robbin Cooley Office Phone: (312) 413-9340 Email: rcooley@uic.edu

Kent St.

Montana Joel Carlson Office Phone: (406) 243-5414 Email: joel.carlson@mso. umt.edu

Denver Nicole Bostel

Office Phone: (303) 871-4990 Cell Phone: (954) 478-2090 Email: nicole.bostel@du.edu

Michigan

Jay Fiorello

Kent Reichert

FIU

Tulane

Office Phone: (330) 672-2110 Email: jfiorel2@kent.edu

Maegan Azpiazu Office Phone: (305) 348-0261 Cell Phone: (786) 422-4066 Email: mazpiazu@fiu.edu

UTSA Tony Baldwin

Office Phone: (210) 458-6460 Cell Phone: (210) 501-6819 Email: anthony.baldwin@utsa. edu

East Carolina Lindy Zamora

Office Phone: (252) 737-4520 Cell Phone: (909) 557-4158 Email: zamorab@ecu.edu

Office Phone: (743) 647-1726 Email: kereiche@umich.edu

Curtis Akey

Office Phone: (504) 314-7271 Cell Phone: (504) 495-4073 Email: cakey@tulane.edu

UAB Norm Reilly

Office Phone: (205) 934-0725 Email: nreilly@uab.edu

Southern Miss Shirley Hill

Office Phone: (601) 266-4506 Cell Phone: (601) 520-3708 Email: shirley.jones-hill@usm. edu

James Madison Brian Hansen

Office Phone: (540) 568-6154 Email: hansenbj@jmu.edu

Chicago State Derrick Sloboda Office Phone: (773) 995-2217 Email: dsloboda@csu.edu

Ohio Mark LaFrance Office Phone: (740) 596-1837 Email: lafrance@ohio.edu

Louisana Tech Anna Claire Thomas Office Phone: (318) 257-5314 Cell Phone: (318) 331-3813 Email: acthomas@latech.edu

Charlotte Ryan Rose

Office Phone: (704) 687-1023 Cell Phone: (704) 425-8740 Email: ryan.rose@uncc.edu

Tulsa Will Toman

Office Phone: (918) 631-3720 Email: william-toman@utulsa. edu

Eastern Kentucky Kevin Britton

Office Phone: (859) 622-2006 Email: kevin.britton@eku.edu

East Tennessee St. Kevin Brown

Office Phone: (423) 439-5263 Email: brownk@etsu.edu

Maryland Matt Bertram

Office Phone: (301) 314-8093 Email: mbertram@umd.edu

Rice David Waxman

Office Phone: (713) 348-3929 Cell Phone: (823) 326-2863 Email: dwaxman@rice.edu

West Virginia Nick Arthur

Office Phone: (304) 293-2821 Cell Phone: (304) 542-2073 Email: nicholas.arthur.mail.wvu. edu

Middle Tennessee Miles McQuiggan

Office Phone: (615) 904-8209 Cell Phone (401) 207-8962 Email: mcquiggan@goblueraiders.com

Morehead St. Matt Schabert

Office Phone: (606) 783-2556 Email: m.schabert@ moreheadstate.edu

Southern Illinois Robin Thuringer Office Phone: (618) 453-5465 Email: rthuring@siu.edu

Florida Atlantic Justin Johnson Office Phone: N/A Cell Phone: (561) 302-0461 Email: jjohn218@fau.edu

North Texas Tim McNamara

Office Phone: (904) 565-3671 Cell Phone: (972) 890-7723 Email: tim.mcnamara@unt.edu

UTEP Denise Mata

Office Phone: (915) 747-6653 Cell Phone: (915) 820-2458 Email: mdmata@utep.edu

Conference USA Debbie Davis

Email: ddavis@c-usa.org


Cam Henderson center The Cam Henderson Center, located in the heart of the Marshall University campus, is the home of the Thundering Herd volleyball team. Since the arrival of head coach Mitch Jacobs in 2002, the volleyball team has posted an impressive 75-18 record at home. Within the 213,000 square-foot, fully-equipped arena, the team fins the tools necessary to achieve success. The Cam Henderson Center is a multi-purpose structure that houses much of the Marshall University athletic department. Inside the facility is a majority of the athletic department staff, the ticket office, an 800-seat natatorium, a state of the art training room, and a weight room. The Henderson Center received a $5 million renovation prior to the 1998-99 season that actually lowered the number of seats from 10,000+ to a more intimate 9,043. The lower half of the arena, which was originally built in 1981, was completely gutted and rebuilt with fan comfort in mind. Permanent, padded, chair back seating was installed along with walkways designed to allow fans to go from section to section without missing any of the game. The portable floor, which rested on top of a tarten surface, was also replaced with a permanent wooden floor that covers the entire arena base. In the fall of 2003, a refurbished floor and new scoreboard were also installed. Through the direction of ESPN, the arena also received state of the art wiring for television and radio broadcasts. The floor was again refurbished during the summer of 2009. Prior to the 2001-02 season, a new Big Green Room (Bob Hartley Room) for pregame parties, banquets and functions was opened. The Bob Hartley Room sits beneath the north side stands. The Hartley room includes meeting rooms utilized by the basketball team throughout the year. The summer of 2010 saw the facility receive new state-of-the art lighting that was part of a $3 million on-campus renovation project. The Herd volleyball has called the Henderson Center home since the 1994 season.

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Cam Henderson Center


Head Coach Name: Mitch Jacobs Position: Head Coach Experience: 12th Season Alma Mater: Iowa, 1991

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Mitch Jacobs The Marshall University volleyball team has been nothing short of spectacular since the arrival of head coach Mitch Jacobs in 2002. The two-time Conference USA Coach of the Year enters his twelfth year with the Marshall program after guiding the Thundering Herd to seven 20-plus winning seasons in his first eight campaigns. During the 2012 campaign, Jacobs notched his 389th career win as a head coach and crossed the 200th-victory milestone as the head coach for Marshall. The Herd finished the season 18-13 and 8-8 in conference.

Jacobs: Inside The Numbers

389 207 79 70 22 20 20 15 12 12 13 9 5 4 4 4 4 2 2 1

Career Coaching Victories Career Coaching Victories at Marshall* Career Conference USA Victories* Percentage of Games Won at Marshall* All-Conference Selections

Coach i ng C a re e r 2012 Marshall

18-13

2011 Marshall

10-21

2010 Marshall

12-20

2009 Marshall

22-9

2008 Marshall

13-15

2007 Marshall

23-9

2006 Marshall

20-12

2005 Marshall

26-6

2004 Marshall

22-11

2003 Marshall

21-16

2002 Marshall 20-12 10 Seasons 207-144

Seasons as Collegiate Volleyball Head Coach Conference Player’s of the Week Conference USA Victories in 2005 & 2007* Consecutive Match Wins, 2005* Conference Setter’s of the Week

2001 Fairfield

19-13

2000 Fairfield

26-7

1999 Fairfield 3 Seasons

30-4 75-24

Seasons as Thundering Herd Head Coach* Consecutive Match Wins to Open a Season, 2009*

1998 Florida Tech

19-10

Conference Player’s of the Year

1997 Florida Tech 20-15

NCAA Tournament Appearances

1996 Florida Tech

20-11

AVCA All-Americans

1995 Florida Tech

17-13

Conference Tournament Championships

1994 Florida Tech 14-22

Conference Regular Season Championships

1993 Florida Tech 17-16 6 Seasons 107-87

Conference USA Regular Season Championships* Conference USA Coach of the Year Awards* Conference USA Tournament Championship* *Marshall Record

Marshall 179-110 Fairfield

75-24

Florida Tech

107-87

20 Seasons

389-255


Assistant Coaches Name: Taylor Strickland Position: Assistant Coach Experience: 1st Season Alma Mater: Marshall, 2010 Taylor Strickland is a former Marshall volleyball player and River Cities Volleyball Club Coach. Strickland, who has a bachelor’s and masters’ degrees (biology, science, chemistry minor) from Marshall, played volleyball under current head coach Mitch Jacobs for two seasons, including the 2007 Conference USA regular-season champions. She has continued her connection with the MU head coach with the River Cities Volleyball Club, for which Jacobs is the director.

Name: mATT jACKSON Position: gRADUATE aSSISTANT cOACH Experience: 1st Season Alma Mater: oREGON sTATE, 2012 Matt Jackson is a native of Pleasanton, Calif., played volleyball at Amador Valley High School, and then was captain of the men’s club team at Oregon State University and student manager with the OSU women’s intercollegiate team. He also coached the OSU men for one year. He is a 2012 Oregon State graduate.

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Meet the team

#1 Dorothy Rahal Lib Senior / 5-7 Venice, Fla. Venice HS

#2 Hannah Bailey OH/DS Junior / 5-11 Kenova, W.Va. Spring Valley HS

#6 Ally Kiekover MB Freshman / 6-0

#8 Taylor Riedel S Freshman / 5-5 Huntington, W.Va. Cabell Midland HS

Brownstown Central

#18 Jillian Shemanski MB Sophomore / 6-1 Jupiter, Fla. Jupiter HS

#22 Cassie Weaver OH Freshman / 5-9 Huntington, W.Va. Cabell Midland HS

Grand Rapids, Mich. Forest Hills Northern

#15

Sacha Byous-McConnell

MB/OH Senior / 6-2

Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

Los Osos HS

#3 Lauren Legge MB/OH Sophomore / 6-3 Pliny, W.Va.

#4 Laura Der OH Senior / 5-9 Clarksville, Ind. Floyd Central HS

#5 Elyse Panick OPP Freshman / 6-2 Chicago, Ill. Marist HS

#9 Sammie Bane S Junior / 5-4 Brownstown, Ind.

#10 Jacqueline Sites DS/Lib Freshman / 5-7 Huntington, W.Va. Huntington HS

#12 Allie Kellerman Lib Freshman / 5-8 Louisville, Ky.

Teays Valley Christian

#23 Mackenzie Hardin DS Freshman / 5-8 Greensboro, N.C. Page HS

Sacred Heart Academy

#41 Ashley Arnold MB Sophomore / 6-1 Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Winthrop University


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Sacha Byous-Mcconnell

#15

Middle Blocker / Outside Hitter Senior / 6-2 Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Los Osos HS


Laura Der #4 Outside Hitter Clarksville, Ind.

Senior / 5-9 Floyd Central HS

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Dorothy Rahal #1

Libero Venice, Fla.

Senior / 5-7 venice hs


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Hannah Bailey

#2 Outside Hitter / defensive specialist Junior / 5-11

Kenova, W.Va. Spring Valley Hs


Sammie Bane #9

Setter Junior / 5-4 Brownstown, Ind. Brownstown Central HS

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Ashley Arnold #41 Middle Blocker Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Sophomore / 6-1 Winthrop University

• Spent one year at Winthrop University • Set a single-season record for kills her senior year at Socastee High School • Earned all-conference and all-region honors in 2010-2011

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Lauren Legge

#3 Middle blocker / Outside Hitter

Sophomore / 6-3

Pliny, W.Va. Teays Valley Christian School


Jillian Shemanski #18 Middle Blocker Jupiter, Fla.

Sophomore / 6-1 Jupiter HS

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Freshmen #23 Defensive Specialist Greensboro, N.C.

Freshman / 5-8 Page HS

• A two-year letterwinner at Page HS • Led her high school to 36 wins her last two years • Named team captain her senior season

#12 Libero

Freshman / 5-8 Louisville, Ky. Sacred Heart academy • Selected to the KHSAA All-Academic team the past three years • Led her team to the championship match at the Louisville Volleyball Invitational • Named to the 2012-13 Under Armour High School All-American Watch List

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Freshmen

#6 middle blocker Grand Rapids, Mich.

freshman / 6-0 forest hills northern hs

• Selected to the Michigan All-State team twice and to the all-conference team three times • Finished her high school career with 926 kills, 348 blocks, 109 service aces, and 253 digs • Led her club team to a fifth place finish in the 2012 AAU Nationals

#5 Opposite chicago, ill.

freshman / 6-2 Marist hs • An AAU All-American selection at the 2012 17-under National Championships • Tallied 183 kills, 65.0 blocks, 278 digs, and 21 service aces during her senior season • Named to the 2012-13 Under Armour High School All-American Watch List


Freshmen #8 setter freshman / 5-5 huntington, W.Va Cabell Midland HS • A two-time West Virginia All-State player • Tallied 9,953 assists and 855 digs in her four-year career at Cabell Midland • Named to the 2011 and 2012 First Team AllMSAC teams

#10 defensive specialist / Libero

freshman / 5-7 huntington, w.va. huntington hs • A four-year letterwinner at Huntington High School • Named all-conference as a senior • Helped her team make it to the USA Volleyball Junior National Championships, where they placed 33rd in the National Division

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Freshmen

#22 outside hitter freshman / 5-9 huntington, W.va.

Cabell Midland HS

• 2012 West Virginia AAA High School Player of the Year • Finished her high school career with 1,874 kills, 209 aces, 269.0 blocks, and 1,522 digs • Recognized as a 2011 and 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year nominee


2012 Season Review • • • • • • • • •

Finished with an 18-13 record 8-8 in Conference USA A berth in the C-USA Tournament Laura Der named to the AVCA All-Midwest Region Honorable Mention team First Team All-C-USA honors for Laura Der Jillian Shemanski named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team Two players on the C-USA All-Academic Team 12 players earned a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll Two players earned the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal

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Stats / Record Book


Sports Medicine T

he sports medicine department at Marshall looks after each and every student-athlete with the most up-to-date professional services available for prevention and treatment of injuries. The department is led by Tom Belmaggio, A.T.C. Belmaggio is entering his sixth year as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Herd. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer, Shae McPhaul is in-charge of volleyball at Marshall. She started at Marshall in July 2011. She has worked with multiple Olympic sport teams. McPhaul earned a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Kinesiology from Georgia McPhaul is pursuing a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Athletic Training while at Marshall.

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Strength and Conditioning Under the direction of Joe Varga, the head strength and conditioning coach for men’s basketball and Olympic sports, the program at Marshall helps student-athletes reach their peak potential.

Varga is certified as a USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach and a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is also a member of USA Weightlifting and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.



2013 Volleyball Media Guide