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Mary Baldwin College FIGHTING SQUIRRELS

2011 SOCCER MEDIA GUIDE


History of Athletics at Mary Baldwin College Mary Baldwin College has had a commitment to activity for women since its inception in 1842. The physical health of students has been a priority for the college since its founding. Early on there were required “promenades” in the afternoons, but in the 1870’s a structured physical education program began which was called calisthenics. Students bowled, participated in Swedish skills and played tennis and croquet. In 1891 the first swimming pool was added on campus. In the early 1900’s an athletic association was organized. All students were automatically members of the “white” and “yellow” teams which evolved into the Irish and Scots clans. This provided intramural and class contests for field hockey, basketball, track, hiking, swimming, golf, tennis, horseback riding, archery, softball and baseball. These sports each had a student leader and teams were chosen annually, there were also student-faculty games. In 1948 a Virginia Athletic Federation of Colleges for Women was formed and in 1949 the annual sports day of the association was held in Staunton. This allowed for competition with combined teams of students from all the women’s colleges. The intramural program continued and the clans were now called the Irish and the Scotch. The clan system for intramurals had been expanded to English, Welsh, Scotch, and Irish in 1962, but by 1969 ended and intramural competition was organized by class. By 1967 there was intercollegiate competition in Dance, Golf, Equitation, Swimming, Fencing, Basketball and Tennis. In 1981, as a NCAA member the college joined the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, where it stayed until 1993. From 1993 the college was an independent member of the NCAA Division III. In 1995 a group of women’s colleges joined to form the Atlantic Women’s Colleges Conference. All the member schools felt that competition in the coed conferences had benefited from the changed Title IX started in the late seventies, while athletic programs at women’s colleges had fallen behind. Mary Baldwin had a strong tenure in the AWCC, winning eleven conference championships and appearing at four NCAA post season tournaments. The AWCC dissolved in 2007, and Mary Baldwin joined the USA South Conference. Information about the early years of athletics at the College was taken from To Live In Time, 1992 by Patricia Menk.


Mary Baldwin College Quick Facts General Information Location Staunton, Virginia

Table of Contents History of Mary Baldwin Athletics

IFC

Table of Contents and Quick Facts

3

2011 Soccer Schedule/Coaches Bio

4

Soccer Player Profiles

5

Athletic Facilities

6

Founded Enrollment (2010-11) Mascot Colors Affiliation

Athletic Philosophy

7

Conference

Supporting Sponsors

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1842 2345 Fighting Squirrels Green, Gold NCAA Division III USA South

President

Dr. Pamela Fox

Athletic Director Athletic Dept Phone

Sharon Spalding 540-887-7161

Athletics Website

www.mbcathletics.com

Mailing Address

Mary Baldwin College PAC Staunton, VA 24401

Mary Baldwin Athletics received the USA South Conference Team Sportsmanship Award for 2009-10. Accepting the award is Sharon Spalding (right), Director of Athletics and Wellness, which is presented by USA South Commissioner Rita Wiggs (left).

Mary Baldwin College Athletics Quick Coach Info Soccer Head Coach

Homes Tehrani

Phone

540-887-7166

E-mail

htehrani@mbc.edu

2010 Record Assistant Coaches

2-12 Nathan Beck, Michael Radiou, Chad Shomo


MBC 2011 Soccer Team

Head Coach Homes Tehrani—2nd Season Coach Tehrani begins his sixth year with the Mary Baldwin College Soccer Program and second as the Head Coach. He is the former Head Coach for the Girl’s Varsity Soccer program at Riverheads High School. His team won four consecutive Shenandoah District Titles (2005-2008) with five Regional Tournament appearances, and he has been named Coach of the Year four times during this period. During 2007 season, his team achieved a perfect record of 15-0 regular season. He has coached area high schools in Augusta County for the past 9 years. He has been involved with the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in Augusta County since the fall of 1999. Since then he has coached numerous recreational and travel teams, with players ages 6 through 19. He holds the following certificate for Advanced Coach, Coaching Instructor and Advanced Referee which are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation Coaches Education (NCACE). In addition to these achievements, he holds United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Grade 8 Referee and Virginia High school Soccer League (VHSL) Referee badges. He began playing competitive soccer in middle school and continued through college in Tehran, Iran. Once he moved to the United States, he played in intramurals at Virginia Western Community College and Club Team at Virginia Tech. Since graduation from VA Tech, he has played with recreational leagues in San Jose, CA and here in Augusta County, Virginia. Coach Tehrani holds a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Virginia Tech and currently works for the Virginia Department of Transportation as Project Manager in the Location and Design Section. He resides in Staunton with his wife, Christine, son, Nick, and daughter, Moriah.

2011 Soccer Schedule 9/1/11

Wilson

H

PAC

4:00 PM

9/5/11

Randolph

H

PAC

4:00 PM

9/10/11

Trinity Tournament

A

Washington, DC

3:00 PM

9/11/11

Trinity Tournament

A

Washington, DC

12:30 PM

9/15/11

Christendom

A

Front Royal, VA

5:00 PM

9/17/11

Trinity (D.C)

H

PAC

10:00 AM

9/24/11

Christopher Newport

A

Newport News, VA

2:00 PM

9/25/11

NC Wesleyan

A

Rocky Mount, NC

2:00 PM

9/27/11

Valley Forge Christ.

A

Pheonixville, PA

4:00 PM

10/01/11

Greensboro

H

PAC

1:00 PM

10/02/11

Methodist

H

PAC

1:00 PM

10/08/11

Peace

A

Raleigh, NC

2:00 PM

10/09/11

Meredith

A

Raleigh, NC

1:00 PM

10/22/11

Averett

H

PAC

2:00 PM

10/23/11

Ferrum

H

PAC

2:00 PM

10/28/11

Shenandoah

A

Winchester, VA

6:00 PM

Assistant Coach Nathan Beck—1st Season Assistant Coach Michael Radiou— 1st Season Assistant Coach — Chad Somo


Meet the 2011 MBC Soccer Team

Erica Gaughan

Number

1

Number

3

Number

4

Year

SR

Year

JR

Year

SO

Position

Goal Keeper, Defender

Position

Defender, Mid-Fielder

Position

Defender, Mid-Field

Hometown

Springfield, VA

Hometown

Dinwiddie, VA

Hometown

Kensington, MD

5

Number

6

Number

7

Year

FR

Year

SO

Year

SO

Position

Mid-Field,

Position Position

Defender, Mid-Fielder

Mid-Fielder, Forward

Hometown

Woodbridge, VA Hometown

Rinoz, VA

Hometown

Staunton, VA

Number

9

Andie Dodge Number

8

Year

SO

Position

Mid-Fielder,

Hometown

Arlington, VA

April Pegg-Joplin

Anabel Montano

Jessica Glover

Number

10

Year

SR

Year

JR

Position

Mid-Fielder, Forward

Position

Defender, Mid-Fielder

Hometown

Greenville,

Hometown

Lexington, NC

Sarah Witherspoon

Number

11

Number

12

Number

13

Year

JR

Year

SO

Year

SO

Position

Defender,

Position

Defender,

Position

Goal Keeper

Hometown

Sebastian, FL

Hometown

Staunton, VA

Hometown

Salem, VA

Number

14

Number

15

Number

17

Year

FR

Year

FR

Year

SO

Position

Mid-Fielder, Forward

Position

Defender, Mid-Fielder

Position

Goal Keeper,

Hometown

Virginia Beach, VA

Hometown

Carrsville, VA

Hometown

Forestville, MD

Kadijah Jones

Stacy Stiles

Koshila Ratnayake

Number

Caitlin Novak

Samantha Thomas

Michelle Jones

Kali Johnson

Aisha Williams

Victoria Carr

Number

18

Number

19

Year

FR

Year

JF

Position

Defender, Mid-Fielder

Position

Forward

Hometown

Front Royal, VA

Hometown

Upper Mallboro, MD

Donika Lee

Amanda Keagley

GO MBC!

Rachel Schwarz Manager


Mary Baldwin Sports Facilities

The Cross Country team trains on various courses around Staunton including the local favorite – Bells Lane. The natural rolling hills of Staunton give our runners excellent preparation for any course they encounter.

The Soccer team competes on our home field here on the campus of Mary Baldwin College surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge and Allegheny

The Volleyball team competes at the Physical Activities Center on the Campus of MBC. The team plays volleyball in an electrifying environment where the fans are close to the action.


MBC ATHLETIC PHILOSOPHY Mary Baldwin College is committed to the education of today’s young women for tomorrow’s world. The athletic program is an integral part of the overall educational experience. It goes beyond the mere imparting of knowledge to the integration of knowledge and experiences from a variety of disciplines. The pursuit of excellence and success associated with competition serves as a model for goals set in academics and other endeavors. Intercollegiate athletics offers athletes the opportunity to represent MBC at a high level of competition. Faculty and staff, as well as the entire student body, benefits from competition through the strong sense of loyalty and community that is generated. Top priority for the Department is the student-athlete. The direction and administration of the program is focused on generating and maintaining a high standard of excellence both athletically and academically for all athletes. It is the responsibility of the entire Department to encourage and assist student-athletes in reaching their full potentials in all their endeavors. As such, administrators and coaches must have a strong commitment to provide them with the tools necessary for success. The health and physical well-being of MBC athletes is of utmost importance. A full-time certified athletic trainer is employed by the college to ensure the safety and health of all our participants. All concerns of this nature are held in the strictest of confidence.

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Department subscribes fully to all guidelines, principles, and regulations thereof. The letter and spirit of the rules and regulations as set forth by the NCAA are followed at all times.


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