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Mary Baldwin College FIGHTING SQUIRRELS

2011 VOLLEYBALL 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

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2011 Volleyball Schedule/Coaches Bio

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Volleyball Player Profiles

5

Athletic Facilities

6

Founded Enrollment (2008) Nickname Colors Affiliation

Athletic Philosophy

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Conference

Supporting Sponsors

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1842 2206 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.mbc.edu/athletics

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

Volleyball Head Coach

Paul Yee

Phone

540-887-7153

E-mail

pyee@mbc.edu

2010 Record Assistant Coach

1-31 Jason Axford


MBC 2011 Volleyball Team

2011 Volleyball Schedule 9/1/11

Randolph

H

PAC

7:00 PM

9/2/11

EMU Tournament

A

Harrisonburg, VA

3:00/5:00

9/3/11

EMU Tournament

A

Harrisonburg, VA

12:00/4:00

Head Coach for Mary Baldwin and

9/7/11

EMU

H

Harrisonburg, VA

7:00 PM

looks to continue to improve the pro-

9/9/11

Hollins University

A

Roanoke, VA

6:30 PM

9/10/11

Hollins University

A

Roanoke, VA

2:00 PM

9/17/11

NCWC/Greensboro

H

PAC

1:00/5:00

ball was given the Team Sportsmanship award by the USA

9/18/11

Meredith/Averett

H

PAC

12:00/4:00

South in 2008 and 2009. We want each member of our

9/20/11

Shenandoah

H

PAC

6:00 PM

9/25/11

Methodist/Peace

A

Fayetteville, NC

1:00/3:00

athletes to make positive decisions at all times. “The play-

9/28/11

Ferrum

A

Ferrum, VA

7:00 PM

ers are learning and competing each day to make this pro-

9/30/11

Randolph

A

Lynchburg, VA

7:00 PM

10/1/11

Meredith/Averett

A

Raleigh, NC

12:00/2:00

10/11/11

CNU (DH)

H

Newport News, VA

5:00 PM

10/15/11

EMU

A

Harrisonburg, VA

12:00 PM

10/18/11

Shenandoah

A

Winchester, VA

6:00 PM

10/22/11

Greensboro/NCWC

A

Greensboro, NC

12:00/2:00

10/26/11

Ferrum

H

PAC

7:00 PM

10/29/11

Peace/Methodist

A

Raleigh, NC

12:00/2:00

Head Coach Paul Yee—5th Season Paul Yee enters his fifth season as the

gram, not only on the court, but as positive individuals, in the classroom and in the community. MBC Volley-

team to be a great volleyball player and Student-Athlete at MBC. Making good decisions is essential and we want

gram better,” stated Coach Yee who is excited about making MBC’s volleyball program competitive in the USA Assistant Coach Jason Axford—3rd Season Jason was first the assistant coach for EMU Men's Volleyball for 2 years and went on to become the head coach of the Men's team for the next 3 years. He coached this team to the Final Four in 2004. Jason then came to the women’s side of volleyball to be the assistant at Bridgewater College until 2008. After a one year hiatus from coaching, Jason joins the staff of Mary Baldwin College in an effort to help build our program.


Meet the 2011 MBC Volleyball Team Number Year

Hometown

Paige Babb

High

Number

7

5

Year

Senior

Position

Setter

Outside Hitter

Position Hometown

Arlington, VA

Defensive Specialist

Plymouth, IN

Hometown

High School

Bishop O’Connell

Stuarts Draft, Va

High School

Ridgeview Christian

Year

Sara Valdivieso

Candace Proffitt

Number

9

Junior

Year

Freshman

Position

Setter

Position

Outside Hitter

Hometown

Goldsboro, NC Hometown

Springdale,

High School

Charles Herbert Flower

High School

Rosewood

Mary Conteh

11

Number

12

Year

Freshman

Year

Freshman

Position

Middle Hitter

Position

Outside Hitter

Hometown

Chesapeake, VA

High School

Deep Creek

Hometown

Latoya Diggs

High School

Amanda Miller

Waynesboro, VA Waynesboro

Number

10

Year

Senior

Position

Outside Hitter

Home-

Staunton, VA

High School

Riverheads

Number

14

Year

Freshman

Position

Middle Blocker

Hometown

Charlottesville, VA

High School

Charlottesville

Brittany James

Number

15

Number

16

Number

17

Year

Freshman

Year

Sophomore

Year

Freshman

Position

Outside Hitter

Position

Middle Blocker

Position

Outside Hitter

Hometown

Williamsburg, VA

High School

Warhill

Hometown

Jonquil Brown

Number

Freshman

Plymouth

Number

Kharla Bethea

3

Year Freshman

Position

Meagan Barron

Number

1

High School

Waynesboro, VA

Waynesboro

Tiffany Flesher

Hometown

Staunton, VA

High School

Riverheads

Rachel Fischer


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.


www.mbcathletics.com


2011 Volleyball Media Guide