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Women’s Soccer Quick Facts Table of Contents

PAGE 2 2011 UMKC Women’s Soccer Roster PAGES 3-4 2011 Roster Breakdown PAGE 5 2011 Schedule PAGE 6 Home of the Kangaroos

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach Chris Cissell Assistant Coach Miguel Rodrigues Support Staff

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2011 PLAYER PROFILES

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2010 Season Recap

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Season Results The Summit League

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OPPONENT PREVIEW

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General

Location » Kansas City, Mo. Founded » 1933 Nickname » Kangaroos Colors » Blue & Gold Home Field » Durwood Soccer Stadium & Recreational Field Press Box Phone » (816) 235-5096 Capacity » 850 Enrollment » 14,221 Affiliation » NCAA Division I Conference » The Summit League Chancellor » Leo Morton Director of Athletics » Tim Hall Senior Associate AD/SWA » Carla Wilson Faculty Athletics Representative » Ken Ferguson Athletics Dept. Phone » (816) 235-1036 History First Year of Soccer » 2009 Overall All-time record » 2-31-4

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History

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Recap of First Season Records

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ABOUT UMKC

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The Evolution of the Kangaroo Chancellor Leo Morton Director of Athletics Tim Hall Senior Staff UMKC Athletic Facilities Head Coaches & KASF The Summit League UMKC Academics Cowtown Shmowtown Kangaroos in the Community

2011 Credits The 2011 UMKC women’s soccer media guide is a publication of the UMKC Athletics Department. This media guide was designed, written and edited by Brooke Orcutt, Assistant Sports Information Director. Editorial contributions provided by James Allan, Sports Information Director and Nik Busch, Sports Information Graduate Assistant. Front and back covers designed by Benjamin Bullock, Sports Information (Graduate Assistant). Photography provided by Matthew S. Hicks Photography, Stanley Chandler, Matt Potter/OnGoal, LLC., Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, UMKC Athletics, UMKC University Communications, Place Properties and Google Maps. UMKC Athletics must grant permission prior to the use of any licensed/trademarked logos or symbols. Implied license is granted for accredited media use. For more information, or to obtain licensed marks and usage guidelines, please contact Jessica Dickson, Assistant AD for External Operations at (816) 235-5475. UMKC Nondiscrimination Statement The Board of Curators and UMKC are committed to the policy of no discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or Vietnam era veteran status. The Affirmative Action Office, 354 Administrative Center, 5115 Oak St., Kansas City, Mo., is responsible for all relevant programs. Call 816-235-1323 for information. People with speech or hearing impairments may contact the University by using Relay Missouri, 800-735-2966 (TT) or 800-735-2466 (voice). NCAA Principle of Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education and to promote civility in society, student-athletes, coaches, and all others associated with these athletics programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation, but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting the athletics program. It is the responsibility of each institution to: (revised 1/9/96): a.) establish policies for sportsmanship and ethical conduct in intercollegiate athletics consistent with the educational mission and goals of the institution; and (adopted: 1/9/96) b.) educate, on a continuing basis, all constituencies about the policies in Constitution 2.4-(a). (adopted: 1/9/96)

Coaching Staff Head Coach » Chris Cissell Season » First Alma Mater (year) » William Jewell (1994) School Record » 0-0-0 Career Record (years) » 165-43-11 (11) Phone » (816) 235-5309 Email » ccissellc@umkc.edu Assistant Coach » Miguel Rodrigues Season » First Alma Mater (year) » UMKC (2009) Phone » (816) 235-1696 Email » mgr9vd@umkc.edu Team Information 2010 Overall Record » 1-15-2 2010 Conference Record » 0-7-2 Starters Returning/Lost » 9/2 Letterwinners Returning/Lost » 13/6 Newcomers » 15 Sports Information Women’s Soccer Contact » Benjamin Bullock » Sports Information (Graduate Assistant) Email » bebvg5@mail.umkc.edu Office Phone » (816) 235-1053 Cell Phone » (816) 830-4088 Sports Information Director » Rob McClutcheon Email » mcclutcheonrb@umkc.com Office Phone » (816) 235-1034 SID Fax » (816) 235-1035 Mailing Address 5100 Rockhill Road, SRC 201 Kansas City, Mo. 64110

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GK GK D F F MF D D MF MF MF MF MF MF MF MF MF D D D D MF MF D MF F D MF

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

Norton, Ohio (Chippewa HS) Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest HS) Parkville, Mo. (Maple Woods CC) (Park Hill South HS) Kansas City, Mo. (Maple Woods) (Winnetonka HS) Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln North Star HS) Claremore, Okla. (Claremore High School) Green, Ohio (Green HS) Lino Lakes, Minn. (Centennial HS) Bromley, England (Hayes HS) Scotts, Mich. (Climax-Scotts HS) Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood Richmond Heights HS) Branson, Mo. (Blue Valley HS) Kansas City, Mo. (Maple Woods CC) (Winnetonka HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Maple Woods CC) (Winnetonka HS) Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS) Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley HS) Davenport, Iowa (Pleasant Valley Community HS) Blue Springs, Mo. (Missouri Southern State) (Blue Springs HS) St. Charles, Mo. (St. Charles West HS) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit HS) Wind Lake, Wisc. (Waterford Union HS) Anoka, Minn. (Anoka HS) Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst Univ.) (St. Pius X HS) St. Louis, Mo. (Ursuline Academy)

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5-6 5-2 5-7 5-6 5-7 5-2 5-2 5-4 5-10 5-10 5-9 5-8 5-5 5-6 5-2 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-3 5-7 5-7 5-8 5-8 5-7 5-7 5-4 5-4

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

Davenport, Iowa (Pleasant Valley Community HS) St. Charles, Mo. (St. Charles West HS) Anoka, Minn. (Anoka HS) Tulsa, Okla. (Union HS) Green, Ohio (Green HS) Kansas City, Mo. (Maple Woods CC) (Winnetonka HS) Kansas City, Mo. (Maple Woods CC) (Winnetonka HS) Overland Park, KS. (Blue Valley HS) Claremore, Okla. (Claremore High School) Blue Springs , Mo. (Missouri Southern State) (Blue Springs HS) St. Louis, Mo. (Ursuline Academy) Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest HS) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit HS) Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln Southwest HS) Parkville, Mo. (Maple Woods CC) (Park Hill South HS) Lee’s Summit, Mo. (Lee’s Summit HS) Lincoln, Neb. (Lincoln North Star HS) Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst Univ.) (St. Pius X HS) Bromley, England (Hayes HS) Lino Lakes, Minn. (Centennial HS) Scotts, Mich. (Climax-Scotts HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley Northwest HS) Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS) Norton, Ohio (Chippewa HS) Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood Richmond Heights HS) Overland Park, Kan. (Blue Valley HS) Liberty, Mo. (Liberty HS) Wind Lake, Wisc. (Waterford Union HS)

Meagan Shipley Jami Finnell Kortni Kellogg Tara Chavez Cecilee Burdge Zaina Mayer Mackenzie Cooper Amanda Casalinuovo Jenny Ranallo Sophie Rackham Allison Schau Randi Simmons Presley Chrisco Kara Chavez Klorissa Kavan Sarah Shaughnessy Ashley Gann Kaely Tott Abby Shimota Sarah Todd Britta Alpen Laura Creason Jordan Andrzejewski Meagan Malloy Jackie Wade Taylor Bare Alex Monachino Isabella Fassi

Alphabetical roster 20 22 25 4 7 13 3 12 6 21 27 1 16 14 2 23 5 26 9 8 10 15 18 0 11 19 17 24

Alpen, Britta Andrzejewski, Jordan Bare, Taylor Burdge, Cecilee Casalinuovo, Amanda Chavez, Kara Chavez, Tara Chrisco, Presley Cooper, Mackenzie Creason, Laura Fassi, Isabella Finnell, Jami Gann, Ashley Kavan, Klorissa Kellogg, Kortni Malloy, Meagan Mayer, Zaina Monachino, Alex Rackham, Sophie Ranallo, Jenny Schau, Allison Shaughnessy, Sarah Shimota, Abby Shipley, Meagan Simmons, Randi Todd, Sarah Tott, Kaely Wade, Jackie

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2011 UMKC Women’s Soccer The Forwards With only three forwards on the roster, this group consists of sophomore Taylor Bare, junior Tara Chavez, and freshman Cecilee Burdge. With a young and large roster, the positions will surely change for each of the field players on the roster. In her freshman year, Bare started all 18 games and tallied three goals along with two assists for eight points. She ended the year being named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League Team. For Chavez and Burdge, they both are entering their first season as members of UMKC. Chavez is a transfer from Maple Woods Community College where she was the team’s leading scorer and earned first-team all-conference honors. Whereas Burdge, a Tulsa, Okla. native, starred at Union High School where she as an all-conference selection and an all-state sprinter in track.

The Midfielders This position group features the deepest portion of the ‘Roos roster with 14. However, eight of them are newcomers. Laura Creason, who is one of two seniors and longest tenured player on the team, will lead this young crop of players with the help of sophomore’s Ashley Gann and Sarah Shaughnessy. Gann started 13 games as a freshman and scored two goals along with two assists for six points. She also was named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. As for Shaughnessy, she is looking to build off a successful freshman year where she started all 18 games as a defender and was named to The Summit League all-Freshman squad.

The Defenders Like the midfielders, this is a deep and young group spear-headed by a senior. Starting in all 18 games last season, senior Amanda Casalinuovo recorded a .800 shot-on-goal percentage. She was also named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. This crop of freshman is headed by Mackenzie Cooper, Kaely Tott, and Sarah Todd who plan to be huge contributors this season. Transfers junior Kortni Kellogg (Maple Woods CC) and Sophomore Alex Monachino (Rockhurst) will assist Casalinuovo as they look to lead this young group in a positive direction.

The Goalkeepers Last but not least, the goalkeepers led by statistically the best goalie in the Summit League the past two years, junior Jami Finnell. In 18 games, Finnell logged over 1,600 minutes and led the league for the second straight season in saves (125) and saves-per-game (6.94). Backing up Finnell is junior Meagan Shipley in what is her first season as a full-time goalie. The last two years, Shipley played forward and appeared 36 games totaling one goal and two points. In addition, she was named to The Summit League Fall Academic two years in a row and was the UMKC Scholar Athlete in 2009.

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BY CLASS

Jordan Andrzejewski Amanda Casalinuovo Isabella Fassi Jami Finnell Klorissa Kavan Meagan Malloy Zaina Mayer Alex Monachino Allison Schau Sarah Shaughnessy Abby Shimota

Seniors..........................................2

ANDREW-je-SKEE Cas-a-lin-NO-vo FAH-see Fin-ELL KAH-van MAH-loy ZAY-nah, MAY-er Mon-chi-ANO Shaw SHAWN-essy She-MO-tah

Juniors..........................................9 Sophomores.................................6 Freshmen...................................11

BY STATE/PROVINCE

BY POSITION/NAME

Missouri.....................................11

Goalkeepers (2) - Finnell, Shipley

Defenders (9) - Alpen, Casalinuovo, Cooper, Kel- logg, Malloy, Monachino, Shimota, Todd, Tott

Midfielders (14) - Andrzejewski, K. Chavez, Chris- co, Creason, Fassi, Gann, Kavan, Mayer, Rackham, Minnesota....................................3 Ranallo, Schau, Shaughnessy, Simmons, Wade Oklahoma....................................2 Forwards (3) - Bare, Burdge, T. Chavez

Kansas..........................................3 Nebraska......................................3

Ohio.............................................2

BY HEIGHT

5-2- Andrezejewski, K. Chavez, T. Chavzez, Kellog, Iowa..............................................1 Mall Michigan......................................1 5-3- Jenny Ranallo

5-4- Chrisco, Mayer, Tott, Wade

Wisconsin....................................1

5-5- Gann, Monachino, Rackham,

Bromley (England).....................1

5-6- Alpen, Burdge, Kavan

5-7- Bare, Casalinuovo, Schau, Shaughnessy, Simmons, Todd

5-8- Finnell, Shimota, Shipley

5-9- Fassi

5-10- Cooper, Creason

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2011 UMKC Women’s Soccer the Schedule Date Opponent Location Time Aug. 16 Maple Woods C.C. Kansas City, Mo. (DSSFR) 5 p.m. Aug. 19 Rockhurst Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21 Youngstown State Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 12 p.m. Aug. 25 Creighton Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Florida International Miami, Fla. 8 p.m. Sept. 4 at Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, Fla. 1 p.m. Sept. 8 Drake Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at St. Louis St. Louis, Mo. 5 p.m. Sept. 16 at Missouri State Springfield, Mo. 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 1 p.m. Sept. 24 Nebraska-Omaha Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7 p.m. Sept. 30 *IUPUI Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 4 p.m. Oct. 2 *Western Ill. Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 1 p.m. Oct. 7 *at IPFW Fort Wayne, Ind. 8 p.m. Oct. 9 *at Oakland Rochester, Mich. 2 p.m. Oct. 15 *South Dakota Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7 p.m. Oct. 21 *North Dakota State Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7 p.m. Oct. 23 *South Dakota State Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 1 p.m. Oct. 27 at *Oral Roberts Tulsa, Okla. 7 p.m. Oct. 29 at *Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah 1 p.m. Nov. 4-6 The Summit League Championship TBA TBA *Summit League Match All times Central and subject to change.

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HOME OF THE KANGAROOS

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he Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium & Recreational Field serves as the official home of the Kangaroos and provides student-athletes, students and community groups with one of the top soccer facilities in The Summit League and the Midwest. The $9 million dollar addition adds to the growing residential feel of the UMKC campus. DSSRF provides seating for 850 fans and a separate addition hosts locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer, softball and track & field, as well as offices for the respective coaching staffs and concession areas. UMKC officially dedicated Durwood Soccer Stadium & Recreational Field on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009 prior to the men’s soccer game against Western Illinois. The men’s soccer team played in front of a record-high at the time, 1,241 fans on August, 23, 2009, battling it out against Rockhurst in an exhibition match. The UMKC women’s team hosted 409 fans for its home opener with Rockhurst this season on August 19, 2009.

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the Director of Coaching for Premier Youth Soccer Club since July 2000. Cissell was the first-ever Director of Youth Development for the Kansas City Wizards Junior Soccer Club, while coaching a William Jewell.

Cissell was elected as the NAIA Region V chair, regional and nation rater, serving from 2005 to the present. He was also a member of the NAIA all-American selection committee from 2005-2011.

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hris Cissell was hired as the new head coach for the UMKC women’s soccer program in April of 2011.

Prior to his appointment at William Jewell, Cissell worked as the Youth Soccer Sales Manager for the Wizards and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Cissell spent a combined 20 seasons at William Jewell as the head coach for the men’s and women ‘s soccer programs, he also served as the director of the soccer programs for the past 11 seasons. While at William Jewell, Cissell compiled a 279-92-21 overall record in his 20 seasons as head coach. In that time, he has achieved top-10 national rankings with both the men’s and women’s soccer programs and compiled three Final Four appearances, two with the men and one with the women. Cissell has had eight squads make NAIA National Tournament appearances.

Cissell earned his B.A. in Communications with an emphasis in business administration from William Jewell in 1994. He is a CLicensed, United States Soccer Federation coach and holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Diploma.

Cissell was named the NSCAA/adidas NAIA Men’s National Coach of the Year in 2006 and was a 2010 National Coach of the Year finalist. He has coached 37 all-Americans and mentored 45 Academic all-Americans. Cissell coached the women’s program to a 165-43-11 overall record in 11 seasons. The Cardinals earned three conference championships, four NSCAA Team Academic Awards and three NSCAA Team Ethics Awards. The 2003 squad finished ranked third in the nation in the top-25 poll and the 2004 squad was the NAIA Region Champions. Cissell was a four-time Heart of America Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and was the 2003 NAIA Region Coach of the Year and NSCAA/adidas Midwest Coach of the Year. He served as the men’s head coach for nine seasons, compiling a 114-49-10 overall record. The Cardinals were the 2006 NAIA Region Champions, earned two conference championships and earned four NSCAA Team Academic Awards. The squad was ranked No. 1 in the National rankings poll for two weeks in 2007 and have consistently been in the top-25 during his time. Cissell was a three-time Conference Coach of the Year and a two-time NAIA Region Coach of the Year. Cissell has served as the Director of the William Jewell College all-Star Soccer Camps and Clinics since 1999. He has also been

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Former UMKC men’s soccer student-athlete Miguel Rodrigues is entering his first season the Interim Assistant Coach with the Kangaroo women’s soccer program. He served the previous year as the Director of Soccer Operations for the men’s program. Rodrigues returns to the sidelines in the coaching capacity after playing for Coach Benben from 2006-08, where he competed in 59 matches with 57 starts. The midfielder netted four career goals and added seven assists for 15 points during his time in Blue and Gold. During his senior campaign in 2008, Rodrigues helped the ‘Roos claim The Summit League Tournament title and earn an NCAA Tournament berth. He finished that season with five assists and a single goal, which was the game-winner against Central Arkansas. Prior to transferring to UMKC, Rodrigues played his freshman season at Stetson University in 2005. He saw action in five contests for the Hatters. In the classroom, Rodrigues was an exceptional student, as he was a four-time academic all-league honoree. He earned Atlantic Sun Academic all-Conference honors in 2005 before being named to The Summit League Academic all-League squads from 2006-08. Additionally, Rodrigues was also a two-time Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence honoree. During his junior season, Rodrigues earned ESPN/CoSIDA First Team Academic all-District honors, while also being selected to the NSCAA Scholar Athlete all-Region team.

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Shelby Brown was named the Head Athletic Trainer in June 2011. She joined the UMKC staff in Sept. 2009, as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. Prior to coming to UMKC, Brown served as the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Furman University from 2007-09. While at Furman, Brown worked with the volleyball program and assisted with home, conference and NCAA events. She also aided the Sports Medicine Center in consultations to the general student population, staff, faculty and community. Prior to working at Furman, Brown was the Assistant Athletic Trainer at South Carolina State from March 2006 to July 2007. She oversaw the volleyball, women’s basketball and softball programs in addition to assisting and evaluating all studentathletes. Brown began working in sports medicine at the University of South Carolina, where she was a graduate assistant for the Gamecock men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. Brown holds two associate’s degrees, one in physical therapy from Penn Valley Community College and another is a liberal arts degree from Johnson County Community College. She also earned her bachelor’s degree in athletic training and kinesiology from Kansas State in December 2003 before receiving her master’s degree in physical education from South Carolina in May 2006. Brown is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association and is certified as a CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer through the American Red Cross.

Rodrigues, a native of Miami, Fla., graduated from UMKC in 2008 with a degree in liberal arts.

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Hired in August of 2011, Benjamin is entering his first year as a graduate assistant in the Sports Information department at UMKC. Before coming to Kansas City, Benjamin was employed by ESPN as a production assistant where he produced highlights for various shows along with other numerous production duties. In college at Delaware State University, Benjamin was very active enhancing his sports media skills. During that time, he had a sports talk radio show, wrote for the school newspaper, and served as a color commentator for the athletic website. In May of 2010, he received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism. Benjamin has also done internships at Metro Sports (Kansas City), Playerpress.com (New York), Jetsfan.com (New York), and the Heritage Sports Radio Network (Delaware).

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eanne Rankin was named UMKC’s Assistant Director of JKangaroos Strength & Conditioning in June 2009. Rankin joined the after serving as the Assistant Strength & Condition-

ing Coach at the University of Arkansas during the 2008-09 school year. While at Arkansas, Rankin worked directly with the women’s tennis, women’s golf and women’s cross country teams. She also assisted with women’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming and diving, softball, men’s baseball and track and field teams. Rankin designed and directed the strength program for the 2009 women’s tennis team that advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championships. She worked with two players and two sets of doubles teams that were ranked nationally including Aurelilja Miseviciute. Miseviciute was the SEC Athlete of the Year in 2009 and was a two-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association Indoor National Champion and all-American. Rankin ran the strength program for the women’s cross country squad that finished 11th in the nation and claimed the 2009 SEC Championship. She worked in the weight room with Catherine White who was the SEC individual champion in 2008 and Christin Wurth-Thomas who currently runs for Nike. Rankin also designed the strength program for the women’s golf team that finished 16th in the country in the 2009 season. Prior to working with the Razorbacks, Rankin served as the strength & conditioning intern at Oklahoma State University in 2007-2008. Rankin worked under coach Rob Glass and assisted in designing strength and conditioning programs for the women’s soccer, softball and equestrian teams. As an athlete, Rankin was a member of the Oklahoma State women’s soccer program from 2004-06 and the University of Colorado women’s soccer program from 2002-03. She recorded 81 career saves, ranking fourth in the OSU record books. In 2006, she helped her team make it to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and earned First Team Academic all-Big 12 honors in 2005. Rankin earned her bachelor’s degree in university studies with a concentration in health promotions from Oklahoma State in May 2006. She went on to receive her master’s in health and human performance in applied exercise science in May 2008. Rankin received certification from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2008.

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2010 -- Appeared in 17 games, while starting in 15 in the midfield... took one shot at Centenary (Oct. 22) and one shot at Oral Roberts (Oct. 24). 2009 -- Started in 17 games in the midfield as a sophomore... took nine shots, placing five on frame for a .556 shot-on-goal percentage... named to The Summit League Fall Academic allLeague team. Missouri Southern State -- Played one year as a central defender... started in 18 games while appearing in 19 contests. High School -- Served as captain her senior year and was the offensive player of the year at Blue Springs High School... was an Examiner’s all-area team member two years in a row... team was the conference and district champions, as well as a state quarterfinalist her freshman year... played for head coach Doug McLagan... earned the Academic Excellence award from 200508... Personal -- Born on Dec. 6, 1989, in Princeton, New Jersey... daughter of Dennis and Beth Creason... has one sister, Sandra and two brothers, Mark and Matthew... played club soccer for head coach Derek Shore for the KC Metro Dynamos... team earned back-to-back Kansas State Champion titles in 2008 and 2009... was a Region 2 semifiCareer Statistics nalist in 2009... is a pre-pharmacy major. Year 2009-10 GP-Gs 34-32 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 Sh.-Sh.% 11-.000 SOG-SOG% 5-.556 GW 0 PK-PKA 0-0

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amanda Position: Midfielder Height: 5-7 Year: Senior Hometown: Green, Ohio High School: Green HS

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Position: Defender/Midfielder Height: 5-10 Year:: Senior Hometown: Blue Springs, Mo. Previous School: Missouri Southern State High School: Blue Springs HS

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2010 -- Started and played in all 18 games... scored first collegiate goal in 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois (Sept. 12)... recorded an .800 shot-on-goal percentage... tallied three shots against Centenary (Oct. 22), placed two of them on goal... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League squad. 2009 -- Started 16 games and appeared in 17 contests as a freshman... recorded one assist against Drake (Sept. 24) for one point... took four shots as a center midfielder... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team... UMKC Scholar Athlete. High School -- Earned all-conference honors, was voted team captain and was an all-star player following her senior season... guided her team to the district championship as a freshman, sophomore and senior... also won the regional championship as a sophomore... played high school soccer under Amanda Gamble... earned the Academic Team Award from 2005-08... was a State of Ohio Scholar Athlete and an Ohio Distinguished Scholar... also earned an Ohio Honors Diploma and the Ohio Award of Merit... recognized for volunteer efforts, earning the Dorthy Rice Volunteer Award in 2008 and the Ohio Reads Volunteer Service Award. Personal -- Born on July 9, 1990... daughter of Tony and Ruth Casalinuovo... has two older sibCareer Statistics lings, Danny and Catie... majoring in political science. Year 2009-10 GP-Gs 35-34 G 1 A 1 Pts 3 Sh.-Sh.% 9- .111 SOG-SOG% 4-.800 GW 1 PK-PKA 0-0


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Hometown: Davenport, Iowa High School: Pleasant Valley Community HS

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2010 -- Started in 13 games and appeared in 14 before suffering a season-ending injury against South Dakota State (Oct. 16)... recorded a .667 shot-on-goal percentage as a defender... took three shots total, tallied two on frame.

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High School -- A two-time first-team all-conference selection at Winnetonka High School for head coach David Flynn... she also earned first-team all-district as a junior, scoring 20 goals... tallied 20 goals again as a senior... a three sport athlete, she was also the setter for the volleyball team, earning first-team all-conference and all-district... she also ran track for four years, and holds four school records... was a member of the Principal’s Honor Roll as well. Personal -- Born November 8, 1990... daughter of Paul Chavez... has six siblings, including twin sister Tara (20), Jason (29), Kasey (27), Tony (24), Joe (22) and Kelsey (18)... majoring in business administration. Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer

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tara Position: Midfielder Height: 5-2 Year:: Forward Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Previous School: Maple Woods CC High School: Winnetonka HS

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Personal -- Born on April 12, 1991... daughter of Dr. Scott Alpen and Deb Alpen... has one younger brother, Ben... cousin, Robin Pingeton, is the current basketball coach at Illinois State University... cousin, Mike Boddicker, played professional baseball for the Baltimore Orioles (1980-88), where he was voted World SeCareer Statistics ries MVP, the Boston Red Sox (1988-1990), the Kansas City Year 2009-10 Royals (1991-92) and the MilGP-Gs 32-30 waukee Brewers (1993)... was a G 0 member of the QC United club soccer team and the Geneseo A 0 Explosion... majoring in biolPts 0 ogy (pre-med).

Position: Midfielder Height: 5-2 Year:: Junior Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Previous School: Maple Woods CC High School: Winnetonka HS

2009-10 (Maple Woods C.C.) -- Played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Maple Woods, earning second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore at defender.

2009 -- Started 17 games, while appearing in 18 contests as a freshman... finished the season with a perfect 1.000 shoton-goal percentage as a defender... lone shot was taken at Oakland (Oct. 2)... named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. High School -- Two-year letterwinner at Pleasant Valley Community High School... served as team captain as a junior... earned all-conference second team, all-state honorable mention, and academic all-conference honors as a junior... helped lead team to a pair of state tournament appearances... guided PVCHS to a 2A conference runner-up finish in 2007 and to the 2A conference championship in 2008... a member of Academic Excellence from 2006-09... also earned three varsity basketball letters.

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Position: Defender

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2009 -10 (Maple Woods C.C.) -- Played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Maple Woods, earning second-team all-conference honors as a sophomore at defender.

High School -- A two-time first-team all-conference selection at Winnetonka High School for head coach David Flynn... she also earned first-team all-district as a junior, scoring 20 goals... tallied 20 goals again as a senior... a three sport athlete, she was also the setter for the volleyball team, earning first-team all-conference and all-district... she also ran track for four years, and holds four school records... was a member of the Principal’s Honor Roll as well.

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Personal -- Born November 8, 1990... daughter of Paul Chavez... has six siblings, including twin sister Tara (20), Jason (29), Kasey (27), Tony (24), Joe (22) and Kelsey (18)... majoring in business administration.

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2009-10 (Maple Woods C.C.) -- Played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Maple Woods, earning first-team allregion honors during her final season there in 2010. High School -- A second-team all-state selection and team captain as a senior at Park Hill South High School for coach Joe Toigo, she also earned first-team all-conference and alldistrict... as a junior she was named the Defensive Player of the Year, as well as first-team all-conference and all-district... she was also an all-conference honorable mention pick as a sophomore. Club Soccer -- Played for the KC Heat for eight years... Coached by Honka Zlitni. Personal -- Born October 1, 1990... daughter of Kim and Rick Kellogg... has three siblings, Kayla (20), Kasey (17), and Ryan (13)... majoring in early childhood education.

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jami Position: Goalkeeper Height: 5-8 Year: Junior Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. High School: Lincoln Southwest HS

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2010 -- Started in all 18 games at the goalkeeper position... logged in over 1,600 minutes in the back of the net... led The Summit League for the second straight season in saves (125) and saves-per-game (6.94)... recorded a season-high 11 saves at Cleveland State (Sept. 3), at Drake (Sept. 17), at Creighton (Sept. 22) and at Southern Utah (Oct. 9)... finished the season with a 1.98 goals-against-average mark... recorded three shutouts during the season in the 1-0 win at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 12) and with a pair of ties against North Dakota State (Oct. 14) and IPFW (Oct. 28)... recorded the program’s first win in school history against the Panthers on Sept. 12... faced over 150 shots. 2009 -- Started in all 19 games at the goalkeeper position as a freshman... recorded the program’s first save in the first game in school history against Rockhurst (Aug. 22)... went on to lead The Summit League with 159 saves... also led the league in saves-per-game with 8.37... finished with a careerhigh 16 saves at North Dakota State (Oct. 25)... finished 13th in the NCAA for saves in a single game... helped record the first program win and shutout against Southern Utah on Oct. 16 (11 saves)... logged over 1,700 minutes... was named The Summit League’s Co-Defensive Player of the Week after recording 24 saves against South Dakota and Missouri State... High School -- A four-year letterwinner... earned all-city goalkeeper, allHeartland Conference goalkeeper, all-state honorable mention honors and served as a captain as a sophomore and junior... team was the city champions, Heartland Conference champions and district champions her junior and senior year... earned all-state goalkeeper honors as a senior... Career Statistics recorded 10 shutouts and a .50 goals against average... holds school record Year 2009-10 for most career shutouts (33), lowest GP-Gs 37-37 goals-against-average on the season (.47) and career (.65), and fewest Min. 3435:50 goals allowed in one season (6)... on Ga 91 the honor roll from 2006-09 and acagaA 2.38 demic all-conference from 2006-09... Sog 227 also served as the yearbook editor, a Sv-sv% 284 - .757 member of the American Heart Assow 2 ciation and American Red Cross, and a youth soccer coach. l 32

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Personal -- Born on May 17, 1991... daughter of Mary Finnell and John Coutts... has one older brother, John... a member of the ODP team for six years and a five-time Nebraska State champion... majoring in psychology.


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Height: 5-4 Year: Junior Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. High School: Lincoln North Star HS

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2010 -- Started in all 18 games... recorded two assists for two points... tallied first assist at Youngstown State (Sept. 5) and second at IUPUI (Oct. 3)... took 12 shots, placing six of them on goal... recorded a season-high three shots at South Dakota (Aug. 27)... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League squad. 2009 -- Started 16 games and appeared in 18 contests as a freshman... scored the program’s first goal against Northern Iowa on Sept. 4... led the `Roos in goals (5), points (11), shots (18) and shots-on-goal (10)... recorded a .556 shot-on-goal percentage... recorded one assist against Murray State (Sept. 13)... scored back-to-back goals in the Panther Invitational... named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team... recipient of UMKC’s Sam Davidson Award, which is presented annually to a student-athlete who best exemplifies the ideals of scholarship, sportsmanship and goodwill.

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Position: Defender Height: 5-2 Year: Junior Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Mo. High School: Lee’s Summit HS

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2010 -- Started in all 18 games as a forward... scored three goals for six points... scored career-first goal at Youngstown State (Sept. 5)... scored again at IUPUI (Oct. 3) and at Centenary (Oct. 22)... placed 14 shots on frame and took 28 total for a .500 shoton-goal percentage... recorded a career-high four shots in three games... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. 2009 -- Started in all 19 games as a freshman... took nine total shots and placed four on frame... recorded a career-high two shots-on-goal against Centenary (Oct. 31)... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic allLeague team... UMKC Scholar Athlete. High School -- Was a first team all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior under head coach Dave Wiebenga... member of the Principal’s Honor Roll (2005-08) and the Academic Honor Roll (2005-08)... also earned an academic letter in 2007 and 2008, and was a member of the National Honor Society from 2008 to 2009... earned second team all-conference honors in cross country, where she helped her team to a conference championship in 2007.

High School -- Two-time all-city, all-Heartland Conference and Class A all-State honorable mention honoree... also earned Nebraska State Activities Association Academic All-State honors... holds five records at Lincoln North Star High School, including single game goals (5), single season goals (11), career goals (20), single season points (28) and career points (54)... played Personal -- Born on July 23, 1991... daughter of Sheryl Malloy for head coach Matt Avery... on the honor roll, a convocation and Phil Malloy... has two siblings, Ashley and Nick... majoring in recipient and a scholar athlete Career Statistics civil engineering. Career Statistics award winner all four years... reYear 2009-10 ceived an academic letter for a Year 2009-10 weighted 4.18 GPA in 2009... a GP-Gs 37-37 GP-Gs 36-34 member of the National Honors G 3 Society in 2008-09... G 5 A 0 A 3 Personal -- Born on March Pts 6 20, 1991, in Galveston, Texas... PTS 13 Sh.-Sh.% 37-.081 daughter of Robert and Marcy Sh.-Sh.% 30-.167 Mayer... has one younger sister, SOG-SOG% 18-.486 SOG-SOG% 16-.553 Elaina... a member and team capGW 0 tain of the Region II ODP ChamGW 0 pionship team, which was the PK-PKA 0-0 PK-PKA 0-0 first team (boys or girls) out of the state of Nebraska to win the championship... majoring in dentistry.

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Height: 5-8 Year: Jurnior Hometown: Norton, Ohio High School: Chippewa HS

SHIPLEY

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2010 -- Earned ESPN Academic District 7 Second Team honors... Appeared in 17 games, started at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 12)... took four shots during the season... recorded two shots at Centenary (Oct. 22)... named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. 2009 -- Appeared in all 19 games as a freshman, earning the starting nod in 13 contests... scored first and only collegiate goal against Drake (9/24)... finished with two points... took 12 total shots, placing nine on frame for a .750 shot-on-goal percentage... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team... UMKC Scholar Athlete. High School -- Earned WCAL Goalie of the Year honors in backto-back years... was First Team Tri-county, first team all-district and an all-Ohio second team selection as a senior... also earned the coaches award as a senior and was a four-year letterwinner... team was the conference champion all four years... earned the academic award from 2005-08 and was an all-Ohio academic selection in 2008... also lettered in track and field. Personal -- Born on Jan. 15, 1991, in Akron, Ohio... daughter of Richard and Jeanne Shipley... has two siblings, Josh and Heather... majoring in criminal justice and criminology.

Career Statistics

Year 2009-10 GP-Gs 36-14 G 1 A 0 Pts 2 Sh.-Sh.% 16-.062 SOG-SOG% 10-.625 GW 0 PK-PKA 0-0

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rANDI Position: Midfielder/Forward Height: 5-7 Year: Junior Hometown: Maplewood, Mo. High School: Maplewood Richmond Heights HS

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2010 -- Appeared in all 18 games, earned the starting nod in six... took 12 shots total, placed five of them on-frame... named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. 2009 -- Started 14 games as a freshman, while appearing in 16 contests... recorded the program’s first assist on Sept. 4 against Northern Iowa... led the Kangaroos in assists with two... recorded two points on the year... took 12 shots and placed four on goal... named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. High School -- Three-time first team all-conference selection... also earned offensive player of the year honors as a freshman... scored a career-high 29 goals and recorded 10 assists as a junior... team was a 2007 district finalist, and the 2007 and 2008 conference champions... holds the school record for single season scoring and the career record for goals scored... head coach was Amber Godfrey... also earned four letters in basketball... was a first team all-conference selection twice and the offensive player of the year and team captain for three years... a member of the honor roll all four years... also was a member of the student council, drama Career Statistics club, investment club and a Year 2009 member of Women Who Look GP-Gs 34-20 Ahead. G 0 Personal -- Born on Oct. 5, A 2 1990, in St. Louis, Mo... daughPts 2 ter of Anthony and Juliet Simmons... has one younger sister, Sh.-Sh.% 24-.000 Race... played club soccer with SOG-SOG% 9-.375 Iron Kids Premiere for head GW 0 coach Tony Sztukowski... majoring in communication studPK-PKA 0-0 ies.


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Height: 5-7 Year: Freshamn Hometown: Anoka, Minn. High School: Anoka HS

bare

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2010 -- Started in all 18 games as a freshman... scored three goals and recorded two assists for eight points... scored first career-goal in season opener against Valparaiso (Aug. 21)... scored second goal at Indiana State on Sept. 10... followed that with an assist in the gamewinning goal at Eastern Illinois (Sept. 12)... recorded a goal and assist at IUPUI (Oct. 3)... took 28 shots, placing 13 of them on-goal for a .464 shot-on-frame percentage... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. High School -- Was a two-time all-metro, all-conference and all-state player at Anoka High School... earned all-state tournament team honors and was voted top player in conference as a senior... scored 34 goals over three years, 17 as a senior... also recorded 16 assists as a senior, 36 over three years... in 2009, team was 7AA sectional champions and placed second at conference... coached by Paul Anderla... earned two varsity letters in basketball and track... was a two-year starter as a point guard... was a member of the 4x100 and 4x200-meter relay teams that were section 4AAA champions... was also all-conference in the 4x100-meter relay.

Career Statistics

Year 2010

GP-Gs 18-18 G 3 A 2 Pts 8 Sh.-Sh.% 28-.107 SOG-SOG% 13-.464 GW 0 PK-PKA 1-2

Personal -- Born on Nov. 25, 1991, in Robinsdale, Minn... daughter of Tracy Bare and David Smith... has a cousin who is a diver at the University of Minnesota... played club soccer for The Rush for one year and TC Fire for one year, serving as team captain... scored 52 goals and had 36 assists in the summer of 2009... majoring in business.

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jordan Position: Defender/Midfielder Height: 5-2 Year: Freshman Hometown: St. Charles, Mo. High School: St. Charles West HS

andrzejewski

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2010 -- Appeared in 10 games as a freshman... took two shots against IPFW (Oct. 28), placing one on-frame... was named to The Summit League Academic all-League team. High School -- Was a two-time first team all-conference selection and team captain at St. Charles West High School... played for head coach Mark Olwig... earned letters in softball and basketball... was a member of the honor roll all four years and graduated with High Academic Honors... a member of the National Honor Society and was a student council senior representative. Personal -- Born on Jan. 10, 1992... daughter of Brian and Jenny Andrzejewski... has three siblings, Taylor, Hannah and Audrey... father played college football at Air Force Academy and Missouri S&T... played club soccer for seven years... majoring in biological sciences.

Career Statistics

Year 2010

GP-Gs 10-0 G 0 A 0 Pts 0 Sh.-Sh.% 2-.000 SOG-SOG% 1-.500 GW 0 PK-PKA 0

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Height: 5-5 Year: Freshman Hometown: Lee’s Summit, Mo. High School: Lee’s Summit HS

gann

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2010 -- Appeared in 15 games, while starting in 13 as a freshman... scored two goals and tallied two assists for six points... scored first collegiate goal and recorded an assist in season opener against Valparaiso (Aug. 21)... scored again against Missouri State (Sept. 26)... recorded an assist at IUPUI (Oct. 3)... finished with a .429 shot-on-goal percentage... took 28 shots, placing 12 on frame... took a career-high seven shots against the Jaguars... placed at least on shot-on-goal in five consecutive games... recorded a career-high three shots-on-goal against Valparaiso and at South Dakota... named to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League team. High School -- Was second team all-conference, first team alldistrict and all-western region honorable mention as a junior... served as team captain for the district champions as a junior... scored 14 goals and recorded three assists as a junior... played for head coach Dave Wiebenga... team was conference champions in 2008 and placed third in 2009... was an academic letterman all four years... also was an IB Diploma candidate and completed the A+ program... also involved in FCA and the National Honor Society. Personal -- Born on April 11, 1992 in Kansas City, Mo... daughter of Jon and Tammy Gann... has Career Statistics two siblings, Sean and Alyssa... Year 2010 played club soccer for two GP-Gs 18-13 years for head coach Neil Kelly with the KC Comets... majoring G 2 in business administration. A 2 Pts 6 Sh.-Sh.% 28-.071 SOG-SOG% 12-.429 GW 0 PK-PKA 0

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alex Position: Defender Height: 5-5 Year: Sophomore Hometown: Kansas City, Mo. Previous School: Rockhurst Univ. High School: St. Pius X HS

monachino

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ashley

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Rockhurst -- Played defender at Rockhurst for one season as a freshman. High School -- A two-time all-district selection at St. Pius X High School for head coach Todd Ashby... the team captain as a senior, she was also a first-team all-district selection as a junior and a second-team all-conference and all-district pick as a freshman... finished her career with 12 goals, and led her team to a fourth place finish in the state in 2009... also competed in cross country, lettering four years and helping her team to a 13th place finish... played basketball one year as well... she earned academic letters all four years, including NHS, the Citizenship Award in 2007 and 2010, and class awards each year... Monachino was the Student Council President three years, and a representative all four years. Club Team -- a member of KC United for one season, and NKC Legends for one year, she also played for LP United... coached by Jay Dittman. Personal -- Born November 7, 1991... daughter of Penny and Tim Monachino... has three siblings, Sam (16), Ben (14) and Gabby (14)... majoring in chemistry.


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Year: Sophmore Hometown: Overland Park, Kan. High School: Blue Valley Northwest HS

shaughnessy

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2010 -- Was named to The Summit League all-Freshman squad at the defender position... started in all 18 games... took four shots, placing one of them on-goal... finished with a careerhigh two shots at Centenary (Oct. 22)... named a Distinguished Scholar and to The Summit League Fall Academic all-League squad. High School -- As a junior was named to the EKL second team and Kansas Sun Times second team defender... in 2008 the squad was the 6A regional champions... a four-year letterwinner for the soccer team... also lettered in cross country and basketball... coached by Rick Pribyl... a member of the student government, National Honor Society, choir and the Ascension Youth Group... was a three-year EKL Scholar Athlete... on the honor roll. Personal -- Born on June 8, 1992, in St. Louis, Mo... daughter of Tom and Susan Shaughnessy... has two brothers, Andrew and Brendan and two sisters, Megan and Anna... played club soccer for the KCFC Revolution in 2008 and 2009, where they won the Midwest Regional League Red Division U18 championship and were a State Cup finalist... on the Kansas ODP State team that placed fourth at the ODP National Championship in 2009... majoring in nursing.

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Position: Defender Height: 5-8 Year: Sophomore Hometown: Rosemount, Minn. High School: Rosemount HS

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sarah

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2010 -- Played in 18 games as a freshman, earned the starting nod in nine... started in five consecutive games as a defender towards the end of the season... recorded lone assist of the season at Centenary (10/22)... took two shots, tallied one on frame against the Ladies. High School -- Played high school soccer at Forest Lake High School as a sophomore and junior, closed out senior season at Rosemount High School... was team captain for Forest Lake and team MVP... Rosemount took third in the Lakes Conference... was third on the team as a senior with seven points off of seven assists... coached in high school by Kevin Adams... an academic letterman all four years. Personal -- Born on Sept. 11, 1992, in Burnsville, Minn... daughter of Tom Shimota and Jo Ann Shimota... has one sister, Gabrielle... played club soccer for Bangu Tsunami for three years, where they were state finalists every year... played for Twin Cities Fire Soccer Club, serving as team captain for one year... club coach was Cameron O’Malley... majoring in biology (pre-med).

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Height: 5-6 Year: Freshman Hometown: Tulsa, Okla. High School: Union HS

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High School -- An all-conference selection at Union High School in Tulsa, Okla... she also competed in track, earning allstate as a sprinter. Personal -- Born November 24, 1992... daughter of Leonda Meriue... has three siblings, Jeff (25), Kendall (13), and Emma (6)... majoring in communications. Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer

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presley Position: Midfiedler Height: 5-4 Year: Freshman Hometown: Overland Park, KS. High School: Blue Valley

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High School -- Was a four-time varsity letterwinner... served as captain as a senior... a three-time EKI honorable mention student-athlete... played for head coach K. Dean Snell... also played for the basketball team... was an EKI Scholar-Athlete. Club -- From 2006-10 was a Kansas State finalist as a member of the Blue Valley Soccer Club... played for head coach Jon Parry. Personal -- Born Jan. 13, 1993... mother is Phyllis Eastham... has four sisters, Brittney, Lindsey, Jacey and Hailey... majoring in elementary education.

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cooper Position: Forward Height: 5-6 Year: Freshman Hometown: Tulsa, Okla. High School: Union HS

mackenzie

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High School -- Three-year varsity letterwinner for Claremore High School... scored 55 goals and recorded 40 assists in three years... holds school record for most goals scored and assists... three-time all-district selection and was voted Best Offensive Player of the Year following her sophomore and junior years... aided squad to back-to-back runner-up finishes at the 2009 and 2010 conference tournament... letterwinner on the volleyball and track and field teams... holds the high jump record... was the conference champion and placed fourth at the state meet in the event... a member of the honor roll and was active in the Young Republicans. Club -- Played club soccer for the Hurricane Club that won six state championships and were three-time regional finalists. Personal -- Born Sept. 15, 1992... parents are Scott and Jill Cooper... father played volleyball for Ohio State and mother played for Missouri State... has one brother Cody... major is engineering.


PLAYER BIOS

Height: 5-9 Year: Freshman Hometown: St. Louis, Mo. High School: Ursuline

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sophie Position: Midfiedler Height: 5-5 Year: Freshman Hometown: Bromley, England High School: Hayes

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High School -- A four-year member of the varsity team at Ursuline Academy for head coach Joe Morgan... earned all-conference honors while helping her team to a district title and a top 10 state ranking (18-5 record) as a senior... was the class Valedictorian, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete, National Merit Commended Student, and won the Missouri Bright Flight Award... also the vicepresident of Mu Alpha Theta.

School Team -- Played for head coach Joe Healey at Hayes School... Served as the team captain and led her team to the Kent Cup Final... As a senior she was named the Manager’s Player, and was the Player’s Player honoree during her final two seasons... Also participated in tennis, rounders, table tennis, and indoor rowing, and represented her district in the London Youth Games.

Club Team -- Played for JB Marine, helping the club to the state final in 2009... also led the team to a semifinal appearance at the Disney Showcase in 2008... head coach was Mike Costello.

Club Team -- Played for the Millwall Lionesses Football Club for coaches Daniel Mlinar and Aidan Boxall... also played in the Women’s National Premier League during her final year.

Personal -- Born August 27, 1991... daughter of Gail and Vince Fassi... her father Vince played soccer at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, winning the national title in 1972... has one sibling, Emily (22)... majoring in sociology.

Personal -- Born July 13, 1992... daughter of Gilliam Rackham and Michael Rackham... Has two siblings, William (23) and Emily (20)... undecided on a major.

Height: 5-6 Year: Freshman Hometown: Lincoln, Neb. High School: Lincoln Southwest

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jenny

Position: Midfiedler Height: 5-3 Year: Freshman Hometown: Lino Lakes, Minn. High School: Centennial HS

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High School -- A four-year member of the varsity team at Ursuline Academy for head coach Joe Morgan... earned all-conference honors while helping her team to a district title and a top 10 state ranking (18-5 record) as a senior... was the class Valedictorian, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Scholar Athlete, National Merit Commended Student, and won the Missouri Bright Flight Award... also the vicepresident of Mu Alpha Theta.

High School -- Was a four-year varsity letterwinner at Centennial High School... team was conference champions in 2007, 2009 and 2010...earned all-conference honorable mention honors as a senior... was a three-team academic letterwinner... scored six goals and added six assists as senior... led squad to a 17-1 overall record in 2010... played for head coach Ginger Flohaug.

Club Team -- Played for JB Marine, helping the club to the state final in 2009... also led the team to a semifinal appearance at the Disney Showcase in 2008... head coach was Mike Costello.

Club -- Played with the St. Croix Spurs from 2008-09... squad placed second in the Minnesota State Cup... from 2009-10 was with the St. Croix Storm... coached by Mike Huber.

Personal -- Born August 27, 1991... daughter of Gail and Vince Fassi... her father Vince played soccer at Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, winning the national title in 1972... has one sibling, Emily (22)... majoring in sociology.

Personal -- Born May 13, 1993... parents are Bob Ranallo and Peggy Ranallo... has two siblings, Bobby and Rachel... major is undecided.

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Height: 5-7 Year: Freshman Hometown: Scott, Mich. High School: Centennial HS

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Position: Defender Height: 5-4 Year: Freshman Hometown: Liberty, Mo. High School: Liberty HS

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High School -- Was a member of the football team as the kicker... scored an extra point in the playoffs... earned varsity letters in basketball, softball and track and field... was a member of the National Honor Society and was the November Student of the Month... also involved in the FCA and was a member of the Student Council.

Year: Freshman Hometown: Overland Park, Kan. High School: Blue Valley HS

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High School -- A four-year starter for Blue Valley High School, she earned All-EKL each of her four seasons, three times being named to the first-team... Played for head coach K. Dean Snell, winning the regional title as a senior... Also earned All-Sun honors three times, grabbing first-team as a senior... team had winning records all four seasons, and posted 28 shoutouts during her career on defense... also scored nine goals and had three assists in her career... earned Principals Honor Roll all four years, as well as All-EKL Academic Scholar... was a member of the Spanish National Honors Society, as well as NHS, and earned the Presidential Community Service Award.

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Position: Midfielder Height: 5-4 Year: Freshman Hometown: Wind Lake, Wisc. High School: Waterford HS

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High School -- Helped Liberty High School to back-to-back Missouri Class 3 State Championships as a junior and senior... As a junior she led the team to a 20-3 overall record, and earned all-district and second-team all-conference honors... During her senior season she was a team captain and helped the club to a 27-3 overall record... The team also won three conference titles Club -- Played club soccer for six years with the Kingdom Reserves... in her four years... coached by Tom Rotjakob... also competed was a state cup finalist in 2007... went to the USL Super Y League for the basketball team and the swimming and diving team. North American Finals in 2008... team was the Premier I League Champions in 2008... trained in the summer with the TKO Premier Club Team -- Played for KC Select Scream, winning six state boys club for two years... played for head coach Rich Labadie. titles and advancing to regionals each time... Played for head coach Timo Kibune... also played for the Missouri State ODP Personal -- Born Sept. 25, 1993... parents are Richard Schau and team, winning three regional crowns and advancing to nationDebbie Schau... has two brothers, Alec and Andrew... major is un- als each time. decided. Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Personal -- Born November 20, 1992... daughter of Shelly and Bill Tott... has three siblings, Nicky (25), Josh (23), and Kari (10)... 19 majoring in physical therapy.

High School -- The team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year at Waterford Union High School as a senior for head coach Rob Blascoe... also the team captain as a senior, she earned secondteam all-conference and all-county, scoring six goals and handing out six assists... finished her career with 18 goals and 16 assists, and helped the team to conference titles in both 2008 and 2010... also competed for the volleyball team, playing setter... earned the Academic Achievement Award and was named to the Honor Roll all four years as well.

Club Team -- Played for the Blue Valley Stars Real for coaches Jon Parry, Chris Duke, and Peter Vermes... helped the team to the state Club Team -- Played for FC United. championship game five years in a row from 2007-2011. Personal -- Born November 5, 1992... daughter of Jeannette Personal -- Born November 25, 1992... daughter of Jeanna and and David Wade... has two siblings, Michelle (21) and Jessica Rodney Todd... has three siblings, Alex (20), Emily (15) and Anna (23)... sister Michelle plays soccer at Univ. of Wisconsin-Park(10)... her brother Alex plays soccer at Johnson County C.C... ma- side... undecided on a major. joring in nursing.

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2010 SEASON RESULTS Date Opponent Score Overall Conf Att. Goals scored Aug. 21 Valparasio L, 2-3 0-1-0 0-0-0 242 Ashley Gann Taylor Bare (Ashley Gann) Aug. 27 at South Dakota L, 0-2 0-2-0 0-0-0 143 Sept. 03 at Cleveland State L, 0-2 0-3-0 0-0-0 120 - Sept. 05 at Youngstown State L, 1-2 0-4-0 0-0-0 68 Meagan Malloy (Zaina Mayer) Sept. 10 at Indiana State L, 1-2 0-5-0 0-0-0 119 Taylor Bare (PK) Sept. 12 at Eastern Illinois W, 1-0 1-5-0 0-0-0 163 Amanda Casalinuovo Sept. 17 at Drake L, 0-5 1-6-0 0-0-0 426 Sept. 22 at Creighton L, 0-3 1-7-0 0-0-0 336 - Sept. 26 Missouri State L, 1-2 (OT) 1-8-0 0-0-0 425 Ashley Gann * Oct. 01 at Western Illinois L, 0-1 1-9-0 0-1-0 520 * Oct. 03 at IUPUI L, 2-3 1-10-0 0-2-0 398 * Oct. 09 at Southern Utah L, 0-2 1-11-0 0-3-0 84 * Oct. 14 North Dakota State T, 0-0 (2-OT) 1-11-1 0-3-1 67 * Oct. 16 South Dakota State L, 0-3 1-12-1 0-4-1 223 - * Oct. 22 at Centenary L, 1-2 1-13-1 0-5-1 332 Meagan Malloy (Abby Shimota) * Oct. 24 at Oral Roberts L, 0-3 1-14-1 0-6-1 380 * Oct. 28 IPFW T, 0-0 (2-OT) 1-14-2 0-6-2 127 - * Oct. 30 Oakland L, 1-2 (OT) 1-15-2 0-7-2 146 Alyssa D’Egidio * Summit League

Team Record Win-Loss-Tie Attendance Dates Total Avg. Overall: 1-15-2 Total: 18 4351 198 Conference: 0-7-2 Home: 6 1240 207 Home: 0-4-2 Away: 12 3111 259 Away: 1-11-0 Overtime: 0-2-1

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OVERALL & SUMMIT LEAGUE RESULTS UMKC Combined Team Statistics (as of Nov 01, 2010) All games RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE Date

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OVERALL 1-15-2 0-7-2 1-8

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Aug 21 VALPARAISO Aug 27 at South Dakota Sep 05 at Youngstown State 09-10-10 at Indiana State Sep 12 at Eastern Illinois 09/17/201 at Drake 09-22-10 at Creighton Sep 26 MISSOURI STATE Sep 03 at Cleveland State Oct 1 at Western Illinois Oct 03 at IUPUI Oct 09 at Southern Utah Oct 14 NDSU Oct 16 SDSU Oct 22 at Centenary Oct 24 at Oral Roberts Oct 28 IPFW Oct 30 OAKLAND

TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS OFFSIDES PENALTIES Fouls Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

L L L L W L L L ot L L L L T o2 L L L T o2 L ot

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

HOME 0-4-2 0-2-2 0-2 Player

Att. 242 143 68 119 163 426 336 425 120 106 398 520 67 233 332 380 127 146

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Meagan Malloy Taylor Bare Ashley Gann Zaina Mayer Randi Simmons Amanda Casalinuovo Alyssa D'Egidio Sarah Shaughnessy Meagan Shipley Britta Alpen Amber Hull Jordan Andrzejewski Audrey Barnard Abby Shimota Alyson Russell Laura Creason Total Opponents

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OPP

10-141 0.56 . 071 66-141 . 468 7.8 34 1-3 29

37-326 2.06 . 113 162-326 . 497 18.1 132 3-3 51

216 14 0

190 11 0

1240 6/207 0/0

3111 12/259

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NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

gp g a pts sh sh% sog sog% gw pk-att 18 3 0 6 28 .107 14 .500 0 0-0 18 3 2 8 28 .107 13 .464 0 1-2 15 2 2 6 28 .071 12 .429 0 0-0 18 0 2 2 12 .000 6 .500 0 0-0 18 0 0 0 12 .000 5 .417 0 0-0 18 1 0 2 5 .200 4 .800 1 0-0 18 1 1 3 4 .250 3 .750 0 0-0 18 0 0 0 4 .000 1 .250 0 0-0 17 0 0 0 4 .000 1 .250 0 0-0 14 0 0 0 3 .000 2 .667 0 0-0 17 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0-0 10 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 14 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 18 0 1 1 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-0 3 0 0 0 2 .000 1 .500 0 0-1 17 0 0 0 2 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 18 10 8 28 141 .071 66 .468 1 1-3 18 37 27 101 326 .113 162 .497 15 3-3 GP 18 18 18

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GAAvg Saves

37 37 10

1.98 1.98 0.54

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 10 37

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 141 326

Saves by Period UMKC Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 125 56

Corners by Period UMKC Opponents

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 34 132

1st

2nd

OT

OT2

Total 216 190

Goals by Period UMKC Opponents

4 16

Shots by Period UMKC Opponents

6 19

57 77 150 170 61 20

61 35

11 70

Fouls by Period UMKC Opponents

21 58

103 107 81 101

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125 .772 1-15-2 125 .772 1-15-2 56 .848 15-1-2

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Opponent at Western Illinois at IUPUI at Southern Utah NDSU SDSU at Centenary at Oral Roberts IPFW OAKLAND

TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS OFFSIDES PENALTIES Fouls Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

OVERALL 0-7-2 0-7-2 0-0

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Att. 106 398 520 67 233 332 380 127 146

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4-76 0.44 . 053 33-76 . 434 8.4 18 0-1 17

16-140 1.78 . 114 73-140 . 521 15.6 69 1-1 18

109 7 0

92 6 0

573 4/143 0/0

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AWAY 0-5 0-5 0-0

NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

gp g a 9 2 0 9 1 1 9 0 1 9 0 0 9 0 1 9 0 0 9 1 0 9 0 0 9 0 0 9 0 1 6 0 0 8 0 0 6 0 0 9 0 0 5 0 0 9 4 4 9 16 13 GP 9 9 9

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.125 .077 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .053 .114

10 .625 4 .308 3 .231 4 .500 3 .500 2 .667 2 .667 1 .333 1 .333 1 .500 1 .500 0 .000 1 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 33 .434 73 .521

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1.68 1.68 0.42

Goals by Period UMKC Opponents

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OT

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Total 4 16

Shots by Period UMKC Opponents

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OT

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Total 76 140

Saves by Period UMKC Opponents

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OT

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Total 57 29

Corners by Period UMKC Opponents

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OT

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Total 18 69

Fouls by Period UMKC Opponents

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OT

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Total 109 92

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SUMMIT LEAGUE FINAL STANDINGS 2010 WOMEN’S SOCCER STANDINGS SUMMIT LEAGUE W L T Pts. Pct. W xz-Oakland 8 0 1 0 .944 12 xy-North Dakota State 6 2 1 0 .722 12 x-South Dakota State 6 2 1 0 .722 11 x-Western Illinois 6 2 1 0 .722 10 Oral Roberts 4 4 1 0 .500 9 IPFW 4 4 1 0 .500 7 IUPUI 4 5 0 0 .444 8 Southern Utah 2 7 0 0 .222 5 Centenary 1 8 0 3 .111 4 UMKC 0 7 2 0 .111 1

OVERALL L T 5 3 5 6 3 5 6 5 8 1 9 1 11 0 11 1 14 0 15 2

Pct. .675 .652 .711 .595 .528 .441 .421 .324 .222 .079

x-school had made the playoffs y-clinched regular season title z-won Summit League Championship and NCAA Tournament automatic bid

2010 ALL-LEAGUE TEAMS/AWARDS FIRST TEAM Laura Atkinson WIU GK Nicole DeLuca OU M Jenny Green WIU D Dani Haelewyn OU M Danni Healy SDSU F Megan Hock IUPUI F Kaitlin Justice SDSU M Sarah Lynch OU M Quin Ryan NDSU F Abbey Stratton NDSU D Kara Weber OU D SECOND TEAM Jennifer Abernathy ORU Margaret Allgeier IUPUI Cori Bonte SDSU Kelly Diershow WIU Michelle Gaffaney NDSU Tara O’Toole IPFW Lauren Parks ORU Steph Peterson SDSU Serena San Cartier OU Elisa Stamatakis SDSU Lisa Underwood IPFW

M D M F M F D D F GK F

FRESHMEN TEAM Jennifer Abernathy ORU Kristen Becker WIU Sarah Colby IUPUI Sammi Deer IUPUI Darci Miller SDSU Payj O’Shea OU Jordan Penz OU Serena San Cartier OU Sarah Shaughnessy UMKC Jordan Spaciel WIU Sarah Wong IUPUI

M D F D M GK D F D F M

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Danni Healy, South Dakota State DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Jenny Green, Western Illinois FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Jennifer Abernathy, Oral Roberts

2010 Summit League Women’s Soccer Tournament Fishback Soccer Park • Brookings, S.D. Friday, Nov. 6 #1 South Dakota State 1, #4 Western Illinois 0 (2OT) #2 IUPUI 1, #3 North Dakota State 0 Sunday, Nov. 8 #2 IUPUI 4, #1 South Dakota State 1 2010 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK Aug. 23 Aug. 30 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 2 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1

OFFENSIVE Lorena Soto, M/F, Oral Roberts Riley Bassett, M, Southern Utah Danni Healy, F, South Dakota State Whitney Brannan, M, Oral Roberts Sarah Lynch, M, Oakland Kayla Braffet, F, South Dakota State Sarah Colby, F, IUPUI Jennifer Abernathy, M, Oral Roberts Megan Hock, F, IUPUI Holden Penney, F, Centenary Shelby Ostler, F, Southern Utah Dani Haelewyn, M, Oakland

DEFENSIVE Aug. 23 Amanda Wheeler, GK, Oral Roberts Aug. 30 Charly Booth, GK, Southern Utah Abbey Stratton, D, North Dakota State Sept. 7 Abbey Stratton, D, North Dakota State Sept. 13 Abbey Stratton, D, North Dakota State Sept. 20 Erin Nayler, GK, IPFW Sept. 27 Kara Weber, D, Oakland Oct. 4 Laura Atkinson, GK, Western Illinois Oct. 11 Abbey Stratton, D, North Dakota State Oct. 18 Marissa Wolfgram, D, North Dakota State Oct. 25 Kara Weber, D, Oakland Nov. 1 Marissa Wolfgram, D, North Dakota State

COACH OF THE YEAR Nick O’Shea, Oakland

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2011 OPPONENTS 2011 UMKC Women’s Soccer Schedule

Day Date Opponent Location Time Friday Aug. 19 Rockhurst Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 21 Youngstown State Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 12:00 p.m. Thursday Aug. 25 Creighton Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:00 p.m. Friday Sept. 2 at Florida International Miami, Fla. 8:00 p.m. Sunday Sept. 4 at Florida Atlantic Boca Raton, Fla. 1:00 p.m. Thursday Sept. 8 Drake Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:00 p.m. Sunday Sept. 11 at Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo. 5:00 p.m. Friday Sept. 16 at Missouri State Springfield, Mo. 7:00 p.m. Sunday Sept. 18 at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 1:00 p.m. Saturday Sept. 24 Nebraska-Omaha Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:00 p.m. Friday Sept. 30 *IUPUI Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 4:00 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2 *Western Illinois Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 1:00 p.m. Friday Oct. 7 *at IPFW Fort Wayne, Ind. 8:00 p.m. Sunday Oct. 9 *at Oakland Rochester, Mich. 8:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 15 *South Dakota Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:00 p.m. Friday Oct. 21 *North Dakota State Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 7:00 p.m. Sunday Oct. 23 *South Dakota State Kansas City, Mo. (DSSRF) 1:00 p.m. Thursday Oct. 27 at *Oral Roberts Tulsa, Okla. 1:00 p.m. Saturday Oct. 29 at *Southern Utah Cedar City, Utah 1:00 p.m. Friday-Sunday Nov. 4-6 The Summit League Championship TBA TBA *Summit League Match All times Central and subject to change.

Rockhurst

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Youngstown state

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Location: Kansas City, Mo. Founded: 1910 Enrollment: 3,000 Nickname: Hawks School Colors: Blue & White Home Field: Upper Bourke Field Affiliation: NCAA Division II Conference: Great Lakes Valley President: Thomas Curran Athletic Dir.: Richard Konzem

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Greg Herdlick Overall Record (yrs.): 117-84-14 (12th) 2010 Review Overall Record: 9-8-1 Conf. Record: 7-6

Sports Information SID: John Dodderidge Office Phone: (816)-501-4850 Email: john.dodderridge@rockhurst.edu

creighton

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Match

FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL

Match

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Location: Omaha, NE. Founded: 1878 Enrollment: 7,000 Nickname: Bluejays School Colors: Blue & White Home Field: Morrison Stadium Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Missorui Valley President: Timothy R. Lannon Athletic Dir.: Bruce Rasmussen

Location: Youngstown, Ohio Founded: 1908 Enrollment: 15,058 Nickname: Penguins School Colors: Red & White Home Field: Beede Field Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Horizon League President: Cynthia E. Anderson Athletic Dir.: Ron Strollo

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Location: Miami, FL. Founded: 1972 Enrollment: 44,880 Nickname: Panthers School Colors: Blue & Gold Home Field: FIU Soccer Stadium Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Sun Belt President: Mark B. Rosenberg Athletic Dir. Pete Garcia

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Bruce Erickson Overall Record (yrs.): 117-84-14 (12th)

Head Coach: Thomas Chestnutt Overall Record (yrs.): 29-38-4 (Fourth)

Assistant Coach: Jennifer Montogmery 2010 Review

Assistant Coach: Digger Hawkins

Assistant Coach: Kyle Schroeder

Overall Record: 3-13-1

Overall Record: 9-8-1

Overall Record: 10-8-1

Conf. Record: 1-6-1

Conf. Record: 7-6

Conf. Record: 1-6-1

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Wil Lemke Overall Record (yrs.): (Third)

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Sports Information

SID: Trevor Parks Office Phone: (330)-941-3192 Email: tparks@ysu.edu

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Sports Information SID: Paul Dodson Office Phone: (305)-348-3164 Email: pdodson@fiu.edu


2011 OPPONENTS Florida Atlantic

Match

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Saint louis

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Location: Des Moines, IA. Founded: 1881 Enrollment: 5,668 Nickname: Bulldogs School Colors: Blue & White Home Field: Cownie Soccer Comlex Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Missouri Valley President: Dr. David Maxwell

Athletic Dir.: Craig Angelos

Athletic Dir.: Sandy Hartfield Clubb Coaching Staff Head Coach: Lindsey Horner

Coaching Staff

2010 Review Conf. Record: 5-6

Sports Information SID: Katrina McCormack Office Phone: (516)-297-3163 Email: kmccormi@fau.edu

MISSOURI

Overall Record (yrs.): 27-25-7 (fourth) Assistant Coach: Dainelle OswaldThole

Overall Record: 6-13

Match

2010 Review Overall Record:10-6-3 Conf. Record: 3-3 Sports Information SID: Paul Kirk Office Phone: (515)-271-3014 Email: paul.kirk@drake.edu

Location: St. Louis, Mo. Founded: 1818 Enrollment: 13,600 Nickname: Billikens School Colors: Blue & White Home Field: Hermann Stadium Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Atlantic 10 President: Lawrence Biondi Athletic Dir.: Chris May

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Location: Springfield, Mo. Founded: 1905 Enrollment: 22,938 Nickname: Bears School Colors: Maroon & White Home Field: Plaster Field Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Missouri Valley President: Clif Smart Athletic Dir. Kyle Moats

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Rob Brewer Overall Record (yrs.): 141-122-33 (16th)

Assistant Coaches: Rob LaMear & Emily Kryzer

Assistant Coach: Drew Fitzgerald

2010 Review

2010 Review Overall Record: 13-6-3 Conf. Record: 4-1-1

Conf. Record: 3-4-1

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Head Coach: Tim Champion Overall Record (yrs.): 171-97-36 (16th)

Overall Record: 2-6-6

Nebraska-Omaha

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Location: Bacon Raton, FL. Founded: 1955 Enrollment: 28,000 Nickname: Owls School Colors: Blue & Red Home Field: FAU Soccer Complex Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Sun Belt President: Dr. Mary Jane Saunders

Head Coach: Brian Dooley Overall Record (yrs.): 175-90-20 (11th)

Match

Sports Information SID: Chuck Yahng Office Phone: (314)-977-2524 Email: yahngc@slu.edu

Sports Information SID: Rick Kindhart Office Phone: (417)-836-4585 Email: RKindhurt@missouristate. edu

IUPUI

WEstern Illinois

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Location: Columbia, Mo. Founded: 1839 Enrollment: 32,000 Nickname: Tigers School Colors: Black & Gold Home Field: Walton Stadium Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big 12 President: Brady J. Deaton

Location: Omaha, NE. Founded: 1869 Enrollment: 9,500 Nickname: Mavericks School Colors: Red & White Home Field: UNO Soccer Field Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Independant President: John Christensen

Location: Indianapolis, Ind. Founded: 1969 Enrollment: 30,383 Nickname: Jaguars School Colors: Red, Gold, & Black Home Field: Kuntz Stadium Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Charles Bantz

Location: Macomb, Ill. Founded: 1899 Enrollment: 13,331 Nickname: Fighting Leathernecks School Colors: Purple & Gold Home Field: MacKenzie Alumni Field Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. Jack Thomas

Athletic Dir.: Mike Alden

Athletic Dir.: Trev Alberts

Athletic Dir.: Michael Moore

Athletic Dir.: Dr. Tim Van Alstine

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Bryan Blitz Overall Record (yrs.): 154-125-15 (15th)

Head Coach: Don Klosterman Overall Record (yrs.): 196-55-12 (13th)

Head Coach: Chris Johnson Overall Record (yrs.): 61-73-12 (Eighth)

Head Coach: Tony Guinn Overall Record (yrs.): 42-25-10 (Fourth)

Assistant Coaches: Todd Shulenberger & Shaunna Daugherty

Assistant Coaches: Ted Anderson

Assistant Coaches: Lisa Gebhard & Bryan Michel

Assistant Coaches: Mariana Sanchez and Keeley Murray

2010 Review Overall Record: 7-10-2 Conf. Record: 5-5

Sports Information SID: Chad Moller Office Phone: (573)-882-7826 Email: mollerc@missouri.edu

2010 Review

2010 Review

Overall Record: 7-10-2 Conf. Record: 5-5

Sports Information SID: Dave Ahlers Office Phone: (402)-554-3387 Email: dahlers@unomaha.edu

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2010 Review

Overall Record: 8-11

Overall Record: 10-6-5

Conf. Record: 4-5

Conf. Record: 6-2-1

Sports Information SID: Ed Holdaway Office Phone: (317)-908-2645 Email: eholdawa@iupui.edu

Sports Information SID: Patrick Osterman Office Phone: (309)-298-1133 Email: eholdawa@iupui.edu

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2011 OPPONENTS IPFW

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Location: Fort Wayne, Ind. Founded: 1964 Enrollment: 13,675 Nickname: Mastodons School Colors: Royal Blue & White Home Field: Heffer Soccer Complex Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. Michael A. Wartell

Location: Rochester, Mich. Founded: 1957 Enrollment: 19,053 Nickname: Golden Grizzlies School Colors: Gold & Black Home Field: OU Soccer Field Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. Gary D. Russi

Location: Vermillion, S.D. Founded: 1862 Enrollment: 10,151 Nickname: Coyotes School Colors: Red & White Home Field: USD Soccer Field Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: James W. Abbott

Location: Fargo, N.D. Founded: 1890 Enrollment: 14,407 Nickname: Bison School Colors: Green & Gold Home Field: Ellig Sports Complex Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. Dean L. Bresciani

Athletic Dir.: Tommy Bell

Athletic Dir.: Tracy Huth

Athletic Dir.: David Sayler

Athletic Dir.: Gene Taylor

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Margaret Saurin Overall Record (yrs.):12-54-3 (Fourth)

Head Coach: Nick O’Shea Overall Record (yrs.): 191-110-19 (17th)

Head Coach: Mandy Green Overall Record (yrs.): 4-12-2 (Fourth)

Head Coach: Pete Cuadrado Overall Record (yrs.): 78-58-16 (Eighth)

Assistant Coach: Joe DeMay

Assistant Coaches: Dave Morgan & Gordon Gardiner

Assistant Coach: Josh Green

Assistant Coaches: John Ross & Christie Chappell

2010 Review

2010 Review

Overall Record: 10-6-5

Sports Information SID: Rudy Yovich Office Phone: (260)-481-6646 Email: yovichr@ipfw.edu

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Location: Brookings, N.D. Founded: 1881 Enrollment: 12,816 Nickname: Jackrabbits School Colors: Blue & Yellow Home Field: Fishback Soccer Park Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. David L. Chicoine Athletic Dir.: Justin Sell

Coaching Staff Head Coach: Lang Wedemeyer Overall Record (yrs.): 100-82-24 (12th) Assistant Coaches: Brock Thompson

2010 Review Overall Record: 11-3-5 Conf. Record: 6-2-1

Sports Information SID: Jason Hove Office Phone: 605-688-4623 Email: Jason.Hove@sdstate.edu

Sports Information SID: Kit Strief Office Phone: (605)-677-5309 Email: kit.strief@usd.edu

Sports Information SID: Scott McDonald Office Phone: (248)-370-3123 Email: yovichr@ipfw.edu

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Location: Cedar City, UT. Founded: 1897 Enrollment: 8,066 Nickname: Thunderbirds School Colors: Red & White Home Field: Thunderbird Park Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. Michael T. Benson

Location: Tulsa, Okla. Founded: 1963 Enrollment: 3,259 Nickname: Golden Eagles School Colors: Blue & Gold Home Field: ORU Soccer Complex Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Summit League President: Dr. Mark Rutland

Athletic Dir.: Ken Beazer

Athletic Dir.: Mike Carter

Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Brian Stock Overall Record (yrs.): 100-82-24 (12th)

Head Coach: Ryan Bush Overall Record (yrs.): 23-27-2 (Fourth)

Assistant Coaches: Jessica Brown & Sven Rasmussen

Assistant Coach: Roger Rush

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2010 Review

Overall Record: 11-3-5

Overall Record: 9-8-1

Conf. Record: 6-2-1

Conf. Record: 4-4-1

Sports Information SID: Jason Hove Office Phone: 605-688-4623 Email: Jason.Hove@sdstate.edu

Sports Information SID: Blake Freeland Office Phone: 918-495-7181 Email: bfreeland@oru.edu

2011 UMKC Women’s Soccer Media Guide

Overall Record: 12-5-6

Conf. Record: 1-5-0

Conf. Record: 8-0-1

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2010 Review

Overall Record: 4-12-2

Overall Record: 12-5-3

Conf. Record: 6-2-1

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Conf. Record: 6-2-1

Sports Information SID: Jeff Schwartz Office Phone: (701)-231-8332 Email: Jeff.Schwartz@ndsu.edu


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history

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KANGAROOS 2009 INAUGURAL SEASON

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he UMKC women’s soccer team competed in its inaugural season in 2009 and added to the pages of the UMKC Athletics history books. The Kangaroos notched the first goal in program history at the University of Northern Iowa on Sept. 4, 2009, courtesy of a Zaina Mayer strike with an assist from Randi Simmons. UMKC recorded its first program win on Oct. 16 against Southern Utah. Ariel Rank scored the game-winner off of a free kick and Mayer tacked on an insurance goal late in the match to seal the win at Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field. The Kangaroos battled tough throughout the season, playing in three overtime games. The team also dropped single goal contests to Missouri Valley Conference foes Missouri State, Drake and Indiana State. Jami Finnell was a strong force for the `Roos in the back of the net, leading The Summit League with 159 saves. Finnell also led the league in saves per game, with 8.37 a match. She was the first and only UMKC women’s soccer player during the 2009 season to be recognized as Co-Defensive Player of the Week for recording 24 saves against Missouri State and South Dakota. The first women’s soccer team consisted of nine freshman, three sophomores and four juniors. In 2009, the Kangaroos were led by current head coach Anita Rodriguez and assistant coach Nikki Champe.

Statistical Leaders for the First Season Goals Year 2009

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Player Zaina Mayer

Assists Year Ast Player 2009 3 Randi Simmons Points Year 2009

Pts Player 11 Zaina Mayer

Shots Year 2009

Sh Player 18 Zaina Mayer

Saves Year 2009

S 159

Player Jami Finnell

Goals Against Average Year GAA Player 2009 2.77 Jami Finnell Shutouts Year 2009 2011 UMKC Women’s Soccer Media Guide

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SHO Player 1 Jami Finnell


Goals 1. 1 Assists 1. 1 Points 1. 3 3. 2 Shots 1. 7 2. 5 5. 4 10. 3 Saves 1. 16 2. 14 3. 11 9. 10

Single Match Records Zaina Mayer at UNI (9/4/09) Zaina Mayer vs. SEMO (9/6/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Murray State (9/13/09) Alyson Russell vs. Murray State (9/13/09) Zaina Mayer vs. South Dakota (9/20/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Western Illinois (10/10/09) Zaina Mayer vs. Southern Utah (10/16/09) Ariel Rank vs. Southern Utah (10/16/09) Alyson Russell vs. Oral Roberts (10/29/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Centenary (10/31/09) Ashley Gann vs. Valparaiso (8/21/10) Taylor Bare vs. Valparaiso (8/21/10) Meagan Malloy vs. Youngstown State (9/5/10) Taylor Bare vs. Indiana State (9/10/10) Amanda Casalinuovo vs. Eastern Illinois (9/12/10) Ashley Gann vs. Missouri State (9/26/10) Meagan Malloy vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Taylor Bare vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Meagan Malloy vs. Centenary (10/22/10) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Oakland (10/30/10) Randi Simmons at UNI (9/4/09) Randi Simmons vs. SEMO (9/6/09) Zaina Mayer vs. Murray State (9/13/09) Ariel Rank vs. South Dakota (9/20/09) Amanda Casalinuovo vs. Drake (9/24/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Missouri State (9/26/09) Ashley Gann vs. Valparaiso (8/21/10) Zaina Mayer vs. Youngstown State (9/5/10) Taylor Bare vs. Eastern Illinois (9/12/10) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Missouri State (9/26/10) Taylor Bare vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Abby Shimota vs. Centenary (10/22/10) Ashley Gann vs. Valparaiso (8/21/10) Taylor Bare vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Zaina Mayer at UNI (9/4/09) Zaina Mayer vs. SEMO (9/6/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Murray State (9/13/09) Alyson Russell vs. Murray State (9/13/09) Zaina Mayer vs. South Dakota (9/20/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Western Illinois (10/10/09) Zaina Mayer vs. Southern Utah (10/16/09) Ariel Rank vs. Southern Utah (10/16/09) Alyson Russell vs. Oral Roberts (10/29/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Centenary (10/31/09) Taylor Bare vs. Valparaiso (8/21/10) Meagan Malloy vs. Youngstown State (9/5/10) Taylor Bare vs. Indiana State (9/10/10) Amanda Casalinuovo vs. Eastern Illinois (9/12/10) Ashley Gann vs. Missouri State (9/26/10) Meagan Malloy vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Meagan Malloy vs. Centenary (10/22/10) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Oakland (10/30/10) Ashley Gann vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Randi Simmons at IFPW (10/4/09) Ashley Gann vs. Valparaiso (8/21/10) Ashley Gann vs. South Dakota (8/27/10) Zaina Mayer at North Dakota State (10/25/09) Alyson Russell vs. Oral Roberts (10/29/09) Meagan Malloy vs. South Dakota (8/27/10) Meagan Malloy vs. IUPUI (10/3/10) Meagan Malloy vs. Centenary (10/22/10) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. South Dakota (9/20/09) Zaina Mayer at Oakland (10/2/09) Randi Simmons at South Dakota State (10/23/09) Alyssa D’Egidio vs. Centenary (10/31/09) Zaina Mayer vs. South Dakota (8/27/10) Taylor Bare vs. South Dakota (8/27/10) Meagan Malloy vs. Drake (9/17/10) Taylor Bare vs. Western Illinois (10/1/10) Amanda Casalinuovo vs. Centenary (10/22/10) Jami Finnell at North Dakota State (10/25/09) Jami Finnell vs. South Dakota (9/20/09) Jami Finnell at Oakland (10/2/09) Jami Finnell vs. Southern Utah (10/16/09) Jami Finnell vs. Drake (9/17/10) Jami Finnell vs. Creighton (9/22/10) Jami Finnell vs. Cleveland State (9/3/10) Jami Finnell vs. Southern Utah (10/9/10) Jami Finnell vs. Creighton (8/30/09) Jami Finnell at Missouri State (9/16/09) Jami Finnell vs. Eastern Illinois (9/12/10)

SINGLE MATCH & SINGLE SEASON RECORDS Goals 1. 2. 5. 7.

Single Season Records 5 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 1 1

Zaina Mayer (2009) Alyssa D’Egidio (2009) Meagan Malloy (2010) Taylor Bare (2010) Alyson Russell (2009) Ashley Gann (2010) Meagan Shipley (2009) Ariel Rank (2009) Alyssa D’Egidio (2010) Amanda Casalinuovo (2010)

Assists 1. 2 Randi Simmons (2009) 2 Taylor Bare (2010) 2 Ashley Gann (2010) 2 Zaina Mayer (2010) 5. 1 Zaina Mayer (2009) 1 Ariel Rank (2009) 1 Amanda Casalinuovo (2009) 1 Abby Shimota (2010) 1 Alyssa D’Egidio (2010) Points 1. 11 Zaina Mayer (2009) 2. 8 Taylor Bare (2010) 3. 6 Alyssa D’Egidio (2009) 6 Meagan Malloy (2010) 6 Ashley Gann (2010) 6. 4 Alyson Russell (2009) 7. 3 Ariel Rank (2009) 3 Alyssa D’Egidio (2010) 9. 2 Meagan Shipley (2009) 2 Randi Simmons (2009) 2 Amanda Casalinuovo (2010) 2 Zaina Mayer (2010) Shots 1. 4. 5. 6. 7.

28 28 28 18 16 15 12 12 12 12

Meagan Malloy (2010) Taylor Bare (2010) Ashley Gann (2010) Zaina Mayer (2009) Alyssa D’Egidio (2009) Alyson Russell (2009) Meagan Shipley (2009) Randi Simmons (2009) Zaina Mayer (2010) Randi Simmons (2010)

Minutes Played 1. 1756 3. 1692 4. 1679 5. 1631 6. 1617 7. 1610 8. 1550 9. 1501

Jami Finnell (2009) Ariel Rank (2009) Meagan Malloy (2009) Jami Finnell (2010) Alyssa D’Egidio (2010) Britta Alpen (2009) Mary Jane Chandler (2009) Amanda Casalinuovo (2010) Zaina Mayer (2009)

Saves 1.

159 125

Jami Finnell (2009) Jami Finnell (2010)

Wins 1.

1 1

Jami Finnell (2009) Jame Finnell (2010)

Goals Against Average 1. 1.98 Jami Finnell (2010) 2. 2.77 Jami Finnell (2009) Shutouts 1. 3 2. 1

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Jami Finnell (2010) Jami Finnell (2009)

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ALL-TIME RECORDS

Record vs. 2011 Opponents

vs. Rockhurst: 0-1

vs. Youngstown State: 0-1

vs. Creighton: 0-2

Centenary…………….............................0-2 Sept. 4, 2009 (A), L (1-6), Coach Rodriguez

vs. Florida International: 0-0

Oct. 31, 2009 (H), L (1OT, 1-2), Coach Rodriguez

vs. Florida Atlantic: 0-0

vs. Drake: 0-2

vs. St. Louis University: 0-0

vs. Missouri State: 0-2

Oral Roberts…………..........................0-2

vs. Missouri: 0-0

vs. Nebraska-Omaha: 0-0

vs. IUPUI: 0-2

vs. Western Ill.: 0-2

vs. IPFW: 0-1-1

vs. Oakland: 0-2

vs. South Dakota: 0-1-1

Eastern Illinois………............................1-0 Aug. 27, 2010 (A), L (0-2), Coach Rodriguez

vs. North Dakota State: 0-1-1

Sept. 12, 2010, (A) W (1-0), Coach Rodriguez

vs. South Dakota State: 0-2

vs. Oral Roberts: 0-2

vs. Southern Utah: 1-0

all-time series results Northern Iowa………...........................0-1

Oct. 22, 2010 (A), L (1-2), Coach Rodriguez

Oakland……………….........................0-2

Oct. 2, 2009 (A), L (0-8), Coach Rodriguez

Cleveland State……................................0-1 Oct. 30, 2010 (H), L (1-2) OT, Coach Rodriguez Sept. 3, 2010 (A), L (0-2), Coach Rodriguez

Creigton…………….............................0-2 Oct. 29, 2009 (H), L (1-3), Coach Rodriguez Aug. 30, 2009 (H), L (0-3), Coach Rodriguez

Oct. 24, 2010 (A), L (0-3), Coach Rodriguez

Sept. 22, 2010 (A), L (0-3), Coach Rodriguez Rockhurst…………............................0-1 Drake…………………...........................0-2 Aug. 22, 2009 (H), L (0-1), Coach Rodriguez Sept. 24, 2009 (H), L (1-2), Coach Rodriguez Sept. 17, 2010 (A), L (0-5), Coach Rodriguez

South Dakota………..........................0-1-1 Sept. 20, 2009 (H), T (2OT, 1-1), Coach Rodriguez

South Dakota State……........................0-2 Indiana State…………............................0-2 Oct. 23, 2009 (A), L (0-5), Coach Rodriguez Sept. 27, 2009 (H), L (0-1), Coach Rodriguez Oct. 16, 2009 (H), L (0-3), Coach Rodriguez Sept. 5, 2010 (A), L (1-2), Coach Rodriguez Southeast Missouri State…...................0-1 IPFW…………………........................0-1-1 Sept. 6, 2009 (A), L (1-3), Coach Rodriguez Oct. 4, 2009 (A), L (0-1), Coach Rodriguez Oct. 28, 2010 (H), T (0-0, 2OT), Coach Rodriguez

Southern Utah……………...................1-1

Oct. 16, 2009 (H), W (2-0), Coach Rodriguez

IUPUI……………….............................0-2

Oct. 9, 2010 (A), L (0-2), Coach Rodriguez

Oct. 8, 2009 (H), L (0-3), Coach Rodriguez Oct. 3, 2010 (A), L (2-3), Coach Rodriguez

Tennessee-Martin………......................0-1 Sept. 11, 2009 (A), L (0-3), Coach Rodriguez

Missouri State………............................0-2 Sept. 16, 2009 (A), L (0-1), Coach Rodriguez

Valparaiso………………......................0-1

Sept. 26, 2010 (H), L (1-2), Coach Rodriguez Aug. 21, 2010 (H), L (2-3), Coach Rodriguez Murray State…………..........................0-1 Western Illinois………….......................0-2 Sept. 13, 2009 (A), L (2-3), Coach Rodriguez

Oct. 10, 2009 (H), L (1OT, 1-2), Coach Rodriguez Oct. 2, 2010 (A), L (0-1), Coach Rodriguez

North Dakota St.…...........................0-1-1 Oct. 25, 2009 (A), L (1-5), Coach Rodriguez

Youngstown State…………................0-1

Oct. 14, 2010 (H), T (0-0) 2OT, Coach Rodriguez Sept. 5, 2010 (A), L (1-2), Coach Rodriguez

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all-time roster

Britta Alpen #20 Jordan Andrzejewski #22 Taylor Bare #25 Audrey Barnard #14 Amanda Casalinuovo #7 Mary Jane Chandler #8 Laura Creason #21 Alyssa D’Egidio #9 Jami Finnell #00 Ashley Gann #16 Jordie Harris #00 Amber Hull #13 Meagan Malloy #23 Valerie Martin #3 Zaina Mayer #5 Katie Miller #2 Lauren Niswander #10 Ariel Rank #6 Alyson Russell #17 Sarah Schultehenrich #18 Sarah Shaughnessy #15 Abby Shimota #18 Meagan Shipley #1/24 Randi Simmons #11

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about umkc

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Insert photo credits: Matthew S. Hicks Photography, Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association, UMKC Athletics, UMKC University Communications, Google Maps, and White’s Construction.


The Evolution of the Kangaroo

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hen choosing a mascot, the discussion usually starts with three main categories - predatory animals, historical or regional figures, or humans that represent power and strength - and ends with a collection of the usual suspects. Thanks to Walt Disney, The Kansas City Star and the Kansas City Zoo, UMKC has a very unique mascot, but how exactly does the Kangaroo fit? As it turns out, quite well. In 1936, the issue of a mascot was first brought up by the editors of The University - the campus newspaper for Kansas City University. Although there were no organized intercollegiate athletics teams at the time, the newspaper staff felt that KCU’s debate team - and more importantly the school itself - deserved a unique identity. During that same year, the Kansas City Zoo purchased a pair of baby Kangaroos, and The Kansas City Star lit the fire with an article titled “Kangaroo May Go To KCU ... Student Editors Believe University Should Have A Symbol.” Others on campus were not as enthusiastic. The editors of The Crataegus - the University’s yearbook - thought that a Kangaroo was not an The first appropriate symbol for KCU. A proposed feature page in the 1936- incarnation of Kasey 37 yearbook for the Kangaroo emblem was deleted, sparking a Kangaroo tremendous amount of debate.

was inked by Marceline,

As the debate wore on, interest from the campus community began Mo., native to wane. It looked as if KCU would not adopt a mascot after all. But Walt Disney, in 1937, two events would combine to indelibly link the Kangaroo and featured the KCU with the University and give the mascot a name.

mascot alongside a somewhat more famous rodent.

During the student government elections in the spring semester, the CO-OP Party adopted the Kangaroo as its official mascot, naming him Kasey. With a landslide victory in April behind the slogan “Kasey fits KC”, the first part of the foundation was laid. During the same month the first issue of KCU’s humor magazine - The Kangaroo - was published, with a kangaroo gracing the cover. Six months later, a kangaroo made another appearance on the cover of The Kangaroo, and although it wasn’t a solo appearance, it put a quick end to the debate over whether a kangaroo was an appropriate mascot for KCU. Missouri native and famed cartoonist Walt Disney provided the artwork for the cover illustration, which featured Mickey Mouse shaking hands with Kasey Kangaroo. In a matter of a few years, The Kangaroo thrived while The Crataegus floundered, with the latter eventually folding. The Kangaroo became the University’s yearbook and the Kangaroo became the official mascot of Kansas City University. Kasey has undergone several changes over the years, with the most recent metamorphosis led by UMKC Director of Athletics Tim Hall. With the help of local advertising agency Bernstein-Rein, UMKC developed a set of new athletics marks in the spring of 2008. After a community vote, the new Kangaroo logo was unveiled in May. With its aggressive snarl, the new Kangaroo capitalizes on UMKC’s mission to be an outstanding urban

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Chancellor Leo E. Morton

Leo E. Morton Chancellor

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eo E. Morton was named Chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City on December 15, 2008. Prior to assuming the Chancellorship, Leo was employed by Aquila, Inc, joining the firm in January 1994 as vice president, performance management. He was named senior vice president in 1996 with responsibility for re-engineering, corporate procurement and environmental services. Morton assumed additional duties for the management of human resources in 1997 and information technology in 1998. He was named senior vice president and chief administrative officer in 2000 as he also assumed responsibility for additional corporate services. UMKC Vision Statement Prior to joining Aquila, Morton’s management career UMKC will become a model urban research university spanned 26 years in a wide range of engineering and mancharacterized by signature graduate and professional ufacturing positions with AT&T Microelectronics, Bell Laboprograms, a dynamic undergraduate population, a ratories, General Motors, Rust Engineering Company and highly diverse faculty, staff and student body, and active Corning Glass. engagement with its city and region. Morton has been a University of Missouri-Kansas City trustee since 2000 and was in his third year as chairman of the Board of Trustees when he stepped down to serve as the university’s interim chancellor. Previously, he was a member on UMKC’s Center for the City board and chaired the community relations committee of the Trustees. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Menorah Medical Center and chairman of the advisory board of Prep-KC, a major regional youth educational development organization. Morton also serves as 2nd vice chairman of the board of Swope Community Enterprises. In addition, he serves on the Board of Trustees for MRI, the Economic Development Corporation, the Kansas City Area Development Council, the Starlight Theatre, the independent advisory commission on racial profiling for the Overland Park Police Department, the Ironhorse Golf committee and as a commissioner for the Local Investment Commission.

UMKC Mission Statement UMKC’s mission is to lead in life and health sciences; to deepen and expand strength in the visual and performing arts; to develop a professional workforce and collaborate in urban issues and education; and to create a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

Goals - Strengthen resource base and financial capacity - Strengthen core academic mission - Increase student success - Improve the racial climate and increase campus diversity

Morton has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tuskegee University, and a master’s degree in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Director of Athletics Tim Hall

tim hall

Director of Athletics

Tim Hall was named the UMKC Director of Athletics on Feb. 14, 2007. In this role, he serves as a member of the Chancellor’s executive cabinet, and is responsible for leading the strategic direction in growing the university’s intercollegiate athletics program. In Hall’s first three full years in Kansas City, UMKC has enjoyed a record amount of success on the fields of competition, in the classroom, and in the Kansas City community. These successes were reinforced by the NCAA in 2009, as UMKC Athletics received full NCAA certification without condition. The certification showed that the University is operating its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the NCAA Division I membership and is valid for the next 10 years. From an athletics standpoint, Hall led the ‘Roos to their most successful year since 2000 in 2008-09 and the ‘Roos continued excelling in 2009-10. UMKC claimed a pair of Summit League titles in men’s soccer and men’s tennis, while also earning the runner-up nod in both men’s and women’s golf, which led to a record 2009 finish in the annual Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. During the 2010 campaign, the men’s tennis team won The Summit League regular season title and the men’s golf program was the league runner-up. This helped the men’s teams finish fourth in the Dr. William Steinbrecher Men’s All Sports Award standings, the best showing since 2001-02. Overall, the ‘Roos moved up to sixth place in the Commissioner’s Cup standings, which was the highest finish since 2006-07. In the classroom, the department posted a 3.10 cumulative grade point as of the spring 2010 semester and eight programs finished with at least a 3.0 GPA. Additionally, UMKC finished with a 958.7 APR average and the volleyball team received the NCAA public recognition award. Internally, Hall has been hard at work to align the department with peer institutions and the NCAA. He restructured the rules compliance office to be more in line with NCAA rules and the Student-Athlete Support Services Office to better assist and prepare Kangaroo studentathletes. He also continues to work with new UMKC Chancellor Leo Morton to craft the athletics’ strategic plan in concert with the University’s new strategic goals. From a fund raising standpoint, Kangaroo Athletics have never been better. In 2008, UMKC received a $5 million pledge from the Stanley H. Durwood Foundation, the largest gift in Athletics’ and the fourth-largest gift in University history. The resulting Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field opened in August 2009 and is among the premier soccer facilities in the Midwest region. Additional facility improvements have included revamped locker rooms and lounges for men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball and the retro-fitting of Old Swinney Gymnasium, which provides the basketball and volleyball programs with a first-class practice facility. The project was funded through $500,000 of private support. Hall also was instrumental in the renovation of the Swinney Recreation Center with the installation of new seatback bleachers and new scoreboards, which enhances the venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. The renovation allows the men’s basketball squad to move its games back on campus full-time for the 2010-11 season. Hall is also in the midst of a partnership with the Kansas City Parks Department to build a sports complex that will house both indoor and outdoor tennis courts, a 200-meter indoor track and a softball field. On an annual basis, the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, which was rebranded prior to the 2007-08 school year, has posted three straight years of 50 percent growth, while donor participation is up over 200 percent. He also increased the department’s total sponsorships and gift-in-kind assistance to over $1.5 million and cash and trade sponsorships have increased 265 percent since 2008. Additionally, Hall has increased UMKC’s external support by 45 percent over fiscal year 2009 from $1.6 to $2.4 million. Hall also has also reconnected with over 200 former ‘Roos with the former student-athlete association. In the community, Hall has been active in an effort to get more community leaders involved in the Athletics Department. Hall restructured the Athletics Foundation Board in 2009 by adding representatives from a number of Kansas City-based businesses such as Cerner, Kansas City Southern Railways, Lathrop Gage LLC, and Mark One Electric. New partnerships have come quickly to Kangaroo Athletics, including television (Niles Media Group) and radio (810 WHB) agreements that ensure a continued presence within the Kansas City region. Renowned local advertising firm Bernstein-Rein produced a redesigned athletics logo and graphics set, while additional contractual agreements have also been signed with adidas, Truman Medical Centers, Pepsi, T-Mobile and JumpTV to better serve the department’s student-athletes. Hall continues to bring leadership to UMKC and The Summit League. In addition to his role on the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet, Hall serves on The Summit League Joint Council leadership

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committee and sits on the league’s men’s basketball scheduling committee and the men’s and women’s soccer coaches committees. Additionally, Hall is also in the second of a three-year term on the NACDA Division 1-AAA Executive Committee and serves on the NCAA volleyball rules committee. Hall came to Kansas City after serving as the Associate Athletics Director for Development at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, from 2003-07. While at KSU, he was a member of the athletics senior administrative staff, working in all phases of departmental management including game and personnel contracts, scheduling, budget, policy and strategic planning. In this role, Hall created and implemented a comprehensive restructuring of the athletic advancement unit, resulting in the creation of the Office of Athletic Advancement. He increased fundraising by more than 33 percent, helped secure the largest gift to date in the history of KSU athletics, a $1.53 million gift for the baseball stadium renovation, and raised more than $16.1 million. Prior to moving back to Ohio, Hall worked at Eastern Kentucky University from 2000-03. Hall began work as the collegiate Director for Development in 2000 before being promoted to the Director of Major Gifts and Special Projects in 2001. In this capacity, he raised over $4.6 million for the university, including $1.3 million for athletics. Hall also served as the Assistant Director of Development at Saint Xavier University in Chicago from September 1999 through October 2000. At Saint Xavier, Hall managed fundraising efforts for a $13 million Athletic and Convention Center. He also managed the President’s Club, and developed and implemented the Cougar Club, an athletics affinity group. Before moving to Chicago, Hall worked at Youngstown State University as an Assistant Director of Athletic Development from 1997-99. In this role, he helped the university complete its successful $26 million capital campaign. Hall also began his collegiate career at YSU, serving in the school’s athletic marketing and promotions office. Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from the University of Toledo in 1994. He then received his master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State University in 1998. Hall and his wife, Beth, have four children, Aidan, Aislin, Donovan and Landon, and they reside in Kansas City, Mo.


Senior Administrative Staff Carla Wilson

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business and Finance/Senior Woman Administrator A 12-year veteran of UMKC Athletics, Wilson is responsible for the human resources and business operations of the department, as well as day-to-day operations in the absence of the Director of Athletics. She is responsible for the preparation and supervision of the budgets for each of UMKC’s 16 sports and nine administrative areas and serves as the sports supervisor for men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s track and field & cross country and softball. Wilson is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, the College Athletic Business Management Association and the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association. Wilson is a 2009 NACWAA HERS East graduate, as well as a member of the 2009-10 NCAA Fellows Leadership Development Program class. The 18-month NCAA Fellows Program was developed with the specific goal of enhancing the employment and leadership opportunities for racial/ethnic minorities and women at the senior management level of intercollegiate athletics administration. From 2004-2007, she served on the Division I NCAA Men’s and Women’s Tennis Committee. Wilson earned her bachelor’s degree in accounting from UMKC in 1988. She and her husband Kevin reside in Olathe, KS. They have four children - Shae, Tristan, Kevin Jr., and Kylan.

josh synder

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and Compliance Josh Snyder was hired on as the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance on May 31, 2011. Snyder comes to UMKC from Boise State University, where he served as the Executive Director for NCAA Compliance. Prior to his appointment at Boise State, Snyder spent seven years at Iowa State in several different leadership roles. While at Boise State, Snyder served as a senior staff member for the Compliance Department. He was responsible for all compliance operations and efforts. He began his appointment with the Cyclones in 2003 as the Director of Compliance and moved up the ranks to be named an Assistant Athletics Director in two years. Snyder received a bachelor’s of science in exercise and sports sciences from Iowa State University in 1995. He went on to graduate Cum Laude from Creighton University School of Law in 2001, ranking in the top-15 in his class. Snyder was admitted to practice before all Nebraska state and federal courts.

ursula gurney

Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Services Gurney joined the UMKC Athletics staff in August 2008, following a highly successful six-year tenure at The Ohio State University, where she worked in the StudentAthlete Support Services Office. At UMKC, Gurney is currently overseeing the athletics academic unit with a combined GPA of 3.09, a graduation success rate of 83 percent and a comprehensive academic progress rate of 966, which is the highest in The Summit League. For the Buckeyes, she assisted in the academic support of 949 student-athletes in 36 varsity sports, specializing in preparing football student-athletes to meet educational requirements and traveling with the team to the 2008 BCS National Championship game to monitor academic development. Alongside her work in the athletics department at OSU, she has also served as an undergraduate instructor in the history department and assisted in the organization of several international conferences for the Mershon Center for International Security Studies from 2005-08. Gurney, who swam competitively on the national level in Canada, earned her bachelor of arts degree in history from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 2000. She also earned her master’s degree in history at SFU in 2002 and is a candidate for a doctorate in history from Ohio State. She and her husband reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Scott turek

Associate Athletics Director for Advancement Scott Turek became the Associate Athletics Director for Development on June 13, 2011. Turek joins the UMKC Athletics Department from the University of Nevada, where he served as the Assistant Athletics Director/Major Gifts for five years. While at the University of Nevada, Turek was responsible for all facets of fundraising, including the solicitation of major gifts, facility enhancement projects and corporate development. He served as the Chief Development Officer and Athletics liaison to University’s Central Development and the University of Nevada Foundation. Turek also established a $1 million trade program with Northern Nevada businesses. Prior to being the Assistant Athletics Director, Turek was the Director of Annual Fund and Corporate Development for four years.

Turek received a Bachelor of Science and business administration degree from University of Nevada, Reno in 1987.

jessica dickson

Assistant Athletics Director for External Relations Dickson joined UMKC in August 2006 following a successful tenure at Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports, and was named to her current position in July 2007. She oversees all of the marketing, promotions and ticketing efforts for UMKC, also serving as the sport supervisor for women’s soccer. While at TWC, she was responsible for educating Time Warner sales departments nationwide on network programming as well as creating promotional material and advertising packages for TWC’s client networks. Additionally, she coordinated the highly successful www.beepbeep.com, an automotive marketplace website in Kansas City that averaged 30 participating dealerships under her oversight. Dickson has also served in a volunteer capacity for the Kansas City Sports Commission and WIN for KC since 2005. Dickson earned a bachelor of science degree in public relations with a minor in photography from Central Missouri State University in May 2002 and was a four-year letterwinner for the women’s soccer team. She and her husband Ryan reside in Kansas City, Mo.

ron aulet

Assistant Athletics Director for Operations/Facilities Aulet, who began his duties at UMKC in May 2007, oversees game operations for each of UMKC’s 16 intercollegiate sports and serves as point person for construction of new athletic facilities for the Kangaroos. Additionally, he serves as the coordinator for the strength and conditioning departments, and is the sports supervisor for men’s soccer and volleyball. Prior to his tenure at UMKC, he served as equipment manager at the University of Kansas, where he was responsible for maintenance and inventory of all equipment for KU’s Olympic sports programs. He was also the departmental contact for Coca-Cola and served as the chair of the KUAC Staff Advisory Committee during the 2003-04 school year. Aulet received his bachelor of arts degree in management from Hiram College in 1995, earning a master of arts degree with a sports administration concentration from Kent State University in 1999. He and his wife Kerrianne have two daughters - Danielle and Samantha - and reside in Lawrence, Kan.

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UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field

Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field will serve as the official home of the Kangaroos and will provide student-athletes, students and community groups with one of the top soccer facilities in The Summit League and the Midwest. The $9 million addition adds to the growing residential feel of the UMKC campus. The gift from the Durwood Foundation and its trustees to construct this stadium is another in their long history of supporting a variety of UMKC initiatives. Durwood will provide seating for 850 fans and a separate addition will host locker rooms, offices and concession areas. Stanley H. Durwood was one of the University’s and the athletic program’s most ardent supporters. His affiliation with UMKC began when NCAA Division I participation was a pipe dream. Durwood also helped establish an endowed scholarship for UMKC student-athletes.

Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility The Victor F. Swyden Athletics Training Facility continues UMKC’s commitment to the total care of each student-athlete. Under the guidance of Head Athletics Trainer Ted Ferris, the UMKC Sports Medicine staff prioritizes prevention, treatment and rehabilitiation in working with Kangaroo student-athletes. Built in 1999, the Swyden Athletics Training Facility honors the memory of former Kansas City councilman and longtime UMKC Athletics supporter Victor F. Swyden, who headed the taskforce that guided the Kangaroos from NAIA to NCAA Division I. A lifetime resident of Kansas City and a graduate of Paseo High School, Swyden was honored in 1993 with the Golden Torch Award, one of the highest honors bestowed by UMKC upon an individual. For the 2009-10 season, the UMKC Athletics Department is teaming up with the UMKC School of Medicine Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, under the direction of Dr. Russell D. White. The Fellowship Program will provide health care for the student-athletes by staffing the training room 3-4 days per week and will also be available to see student-athletes in need of urgent care. Members of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program will also be present at all major home sporting events and tournaments, in addition to providing assistance with any specific athletic events. Dr. George D. Harris, Dr. Meg Gibson, Dr. Billy Irons, Dr. Matt John and Dr. Emily Lott will all be serving the needs of UMKC student-athletes. Dr. Dan Gurley, meanwhile, is entering is eighth year as the Kangaroos primary orthopedic surgeon, and Dr. Grant Smith serves as the team dentist for the Kangaroos.

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UMKC Athletic Facilities & Departments Swinney Recreation Center The home of UMKC Athletics, Swinney Recreation Center is also one of the finest fitness centers in all of Kansas City. Created through a $14.5 million addition to the old Swinney Gymnasium, the center includes five basketball courts, four racquet ball courts, a 25meter indoor/outdoor pool and three exercise rooms - two weight rooms and a cardio room. The competition court serves as the home venue for UMKC volleyball in the fall, UMKC women’s basketball and select men’s basketball contests during the winter. It is also the main practice venue for the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams. Kangaroo student-athletes enjoy some of the finest locker room facilities in The Summit League courtesy of a major renovation undertaken prior to the 2007-08 school year. Along with providing each student-athlete their own individual locker space, the facility also features a player’s lounge that includes leather couches and a big screen television. In addition, the lounge is equipped with a computer workstation with a high-speed internet connection.

Old Swinney Original Old Swinney Gymnasium, affectionately known as “Old Swinney”, which is part of the Swinney Recreation Center received a face lift in the summer of 2010. The renovation transforms the Old Swinney Gymnasium into a modern, collegiate practice facility that will better serve the student body, faculty and staff members and community members, as well as provide outstanding training opportunities for ‘Roo student-athletes. The $500,000 renovation plan calls for new basketball/volleyball court flooring and basketball standards and volleyball nets to be installed in the existing facility. The current skylights in the building will also be altered, which will allow for modified lighting to be put into place. The entire Old Swinney interior will be updated and scoreboards will be installed.

Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center The Dutton Brookfield Strength and Conditioning Center at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center was officially dedicated on Sept. 22, 2004. Led by Director of Strength, Conditioning and Sports Enhancement Trumain Carroll, the Brookfield Center is designed to help enhance UMKC student-athletes’ levels of performance while significantly reducing the chances for injuries. The benefit of performing structured strength and power training throughout the entire year will give student-athletes the opportunity to reach new levels of physical development. The center contains free weights, plus platforms, benches and machines and the latest cardiovascular equipment. In the summer of 2006, the area purchased the latest Sports Motion system to give student-athletes the video analysis needed to improve their techniques.

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UMKC Head Coaches & the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund

Kangaroo Head Coaches T

he Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund (KASF) supports the studentathletes of UMKC through the offsetting of expenses such as scholarships, travel, recruiting, and equipment. As costs continue to rise, support for our student-athletes through the KASF becomes more crucial as we continue to build an elite Summit League athletics department.

rick benben Men’s Soccer

brianna broderick Women’s Golf

For the 2010-11 academic year, student-athlete scholarship expenses are expected to include: • Tuition (out-of-state): $17,692 • Room and Board: $10,130 • Tuition (in-state): $6,876 • Books and Fees: $1,612

matt brown Men’s Basketball

In addition, over the past year it has become extremely difficult for budgets to keep pace with rising travel and food costs. While athletics must be vigilant in cost containment, we must continue to provide for the best possible student-athlete experience. That is where the KASF donors can play such a tremendous role.

Christi Posey Volleyball

Donors to the KASF enjoy a number of benefits based on their donor level, including Priority Seating, access to the pre-game Kangaroo Club hospitality parties at men’s basketball games, invitations to a number of events, complimentary media guides and gifts, and exclusive opportunities to meet the student-athletes, staff, coaches, and University leadership.

kendell hale Men’s & Women’s Tennis

shameika mcfield

For more information on the Kangaroo Athletics Scholarship Fund, please contact Steve Stroud, Associate AD for Advancement at 816-235-6018.

Track and Field/Cross Country

Chris Cissell Women’s Soccer

Meredith smith Softball

j.w. vandenborn

Donor Level

Minimum

Benefits

Boxing Roo

$100

Tax Deduction, Membership Decal, Recognition Opportunities, Priority Status for season tickets and postseason tickets, and invitations to special events

Young Alumni

$35

A special introductory level for recent UMKC grads. If you’ve earned an undergraduate degree from UMKC within the past five years, get all the benefits of the Boxing Roo donor level for a reduced price.

Blue Kangaroo

$250

Gold Kangaroo

$500

Access for two to the “Kangaroo Club” hospitality room at men’s basketball games plus all above benefits Complimentary men’s and women’s basketball media guides and special UMKC gift plus all above benefits Access for two additional guests in the “Kangaroo Club” hospitality room plus all above benefits Complementary Parking for men’s basketball plus all above benefits

Swope Circle $1,000

Director of Golf/Men’s Golf

Captain’s $1,500 Circle All-American $2,500 Circle

candace whitaker Women’s Basketball

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Kangaroo Champions

$5,000

Director’s Circle

$10,000

Premium UMKC gift, invitation to a special basketball reception plus all above benefits Invitation to the Champions’ Reception with coaches and studentathletes plus all above benefits Annual men’s basketball trip including team travel and tickets plus all above benefits


The Summit League

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE “Ascending” and “improving” are adjectives frequently y used in media coverage of The Summit mmit League as it continues a renaissance ssance on the playing eld and in the classroom. As The Summit League celebrates its 30th anniversary season as an NCAA Division I athletics conference, the level of performance and achievement among the 11 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes in 19 championship sports continues to grow. Since 2007, The Summit League has produced 39 All-Americans and 28 Academic All-America selections along with three NCAA Champions, two NBA Draft choices and one Olympic Silver medalist. Headlining The Summit League’s most recent history were the additions of the University of South Dakota and the University of Nebraska Omaha to its membership. USD joined in 2009 and the 2011-12 academic year marks its rst year of full league competition. UNO’s membership took effect on July 1, 2011 and it will begin league competition in 2012-13. The Summit League’s visibility continues to expand on several fronts. The 2011 Baseball Championship drew a record number of fans after another successful Summit League Basketball Championship totaled the second-highest attendance gure in league history. Television exposure also increased with the broadcasts of four Summit League sport championships in 2010-11, including the second consecutive season that all 14 men’s and women’s basketball tournament games were televised live. Additionally, The Summit League Outdoor Track and Field Championships were televised for the rst time and the league’s entire Baseball Tournament was carried live, marking another rst. National reach of The Summit League was furthered when three member institutions hosted 2010-11 NCAA Championship events. IUPUI was a quad-host for the Women’s Basketball Final Four, UMKC co-hosted the Volleyball Championship and Oakland hosted the Great Lakes Cross Country Regional Championship. In men’s basketball, The Summit League ranked No. 18 in the Sagarin Ratings, placing four teams among the top 150 and six in the top 200. In the Mid-Major Top 25 poll, league champion Oakland ranked No. 5 with two rst-place votes entering the NCAA Tournament, putting them ahead of two Final Four participants, including the national runner-up. Women’s basketball joined the men in sending multiple teams to the postseason with three teams advancing for the secondstraight year, including Oral Roberts, which reached the WNIT’s round of 16 to match the league’s deepest run in that tournament. Individually on the hardwood, Oakland’s Keith Benson was selected in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Atlanta Hawks and on the women’s side, Oral Roberts’ Kevi Luper became the rst player in history to lead the NCAA in both points per game and steals per game in the same season. Several teams continued impressive championship streaks within the league in 2010-11. Oral Roberts, which nished the season nationally-ranked, won its 14th-straight baseball title, tying for the second-longest streak in NCAA history. Oakland captured its 12thconsecutive men’s and women’s swimming and diving titles while North Dakota State won its fourth-straight men’s and women’s indoor track and eld championships and its third softball crown in a row. South Dakota State became the rst women’s basketball team to win three consecutive league championships. The Summit League enjoyed a successful track and eld season with eight All-Americans, including six at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Oral Roberts’ Jack Whitt led the way by nishing as runner-up in the pole vault at the Outdoor Championships after placing third indoors. Two Summit Leaguers, North Dakota State’s Amy Anderson and Whitney Carlson, each received the prestigious NCAA Elite 88 Award, given to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative gradepoint average participating at the nals site for each of the NCAA championships. Anderson went on to earn All-America status after recording the league’s highest NCAA golf nish and Carlson became the rst female athlete in league history to earn All-America honors in two events at both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships during the same year.

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The accomplishments of 2010-11 came on the heels of exceptional success the previous two years. In 2009-10, IUPUI’s Chen Ni became The Summit League’s rst female NCAA Champion when she took  rst in the platform dive. rst dive Oakland’s Keith Benson was named the Lou Henson Award winner as the men’s basketball Mid-Major Player of the Year. The preceding year, Oral Roberts track star Andretti Bain won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a member of the Bahamas’ 4x400-meter relay team after winning both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor 400-meter titles and IUPUI’s George Hill became The Summit League’s second NBA rst round draft pick. Originally formed in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities and later known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League is in its fth year of rebranding that followed its 25th anniversary and coincided with the Summit Plan, a strategic plan that places a renewed emphasis on improving the academic and athletic performances of all league student-athletes. The Summit League has a combined enrollment of over 135,000 at 11 universities, ve of which are located in the top 76 U.S. media markets (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Tulsa and Omaha). Member institutions include: IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City), the University of Nebraska Omaha (which begins league competition in 2012-13), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota (in its rst year as a full member), South Dakota State University, Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University. Eastern Illinois University is an associate member in swimming and diving and men’s soccer. League champions receive an automatic NCAA Tournament bid in all applicable sports. Since its inception in 1982, The Summit League has had several transcendent moments on the national stage. In 1986, Cleveland State upset third-seeded Indiana in the rst round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament on its way to a berth in the Sweet 16. A decade later, Valparaiso captured the nation’s attention when Bryce Drew hit “the shot” to defeat No. 4 seed Mississippi in an NCAA rstround game and spark its Sweet 16 run. More recently, Oral Roberts’ baseball program nished the 2004 campaign with a national-ranking and became the rst Summit League school to reach an NCAA Super Regional in 2006. Three years later, North Dakota State’s 2009 softball team became the rst to advance to the Super Regional round. During the 2008-09 basketball season, South Dakota State’s women’s team was nationally-ranked throughout the year and recorded an NCAA Tournament victory. The Summit League has produced ve NCAA champions, four Olympic athletes and several All-Americans in the sports of track and eld, swimming and diving and cross country. Numerous professional players and several draft choices have come directly from The Summit League, including three Major League Baseball rst round picks, a pair of NBA rst rounders, and one WNBA selection. Former Summit Leaguer Kevin Duckworth (NBA) was a two-time all-star during his professional career. Recent and historical success coupled with an increased growth among its membership base gives The Summit League a promising future on the landscape of college athletics.

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

340 W. Buttereld Rd., Suite 3D Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone: (630) 516-0661 Fax: (630) 516-0673

www.thesummitleague.org

Tom Douple Commissioner

Commissioner .................................................................Tom Douple Associate Commissioner .....................................Myndee Kay Larsen Assistant Commissioner .................................................Angie Torain Director of Communications .......................................... David Brauer Director of Marketing ..............................................Vanessa Quimpo Associate Director of Communications ............................ Greg Mette Assistant Director of Compliance & Administration ....Matthew Boyer Communications Assistant .............................. Stephanie Sabaduquia


Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Office

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he Student-Athlete Academic Support Services Office (SASSO) provides a variety of support services to ensure student-athletes acquire the tools to meet their academic, professional and personal goals. SASSO integrates its services within the mission of the University of Missouri–Kansas City and the Athletics Department to promote the overall development of the student-athletes. To foster the positive development of student-athletes, SASSO provides a comprehensive support unit which includes: academic counseling, degree progress monitoring, assessment, tutoring, computer access, academic and individual skill development, mentoring, individualized study plans and knowledge of on-campus resources. The Student-Athlete Support Services Office was founded in 1987 in conjunction with the UMKC Center for Academic Development (CAD). Located in the Swinney Recreation Center, SASSO was renovated and expanded in 2005 and updated in 2008. The academic unit includes a study and computer room, quiet tutor spaces and several offices for personnel.

2009-10 ACADEMIC YEAR

Top-Majors Among UMKC Student-Athletes Business Administration Liberal Arts Communication Studies Nursing Education Biology

- Overall cumulative GPA was 3.10 - Top three highest GPAs after 2009-10 were: women’s cross country with 3.48, men’s golf with 3.31, and women’s tennis 3.30 - Eight teams boosted a team GPA of 3.0 or above - UMKC’s cumulative GPA is fourth highest in The Summit League - Graduation Success Rate is 83%, above NCAA Division I average of 79% - Academic Progress Rate is 964, top-three in The Summit League and above Division I average - 48 UMKC Scholar-Athletes for 2009

FALL SEMESTER - Cumulative GPA 3.01 - Highest GPA was women’s cross country with 3.61, women’s Soccer and women’s Tennis at 3.39

2009-10 UMKC Student-Athlete Award RecipiMEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S SOCCER

• 5 Academic all-League • 3 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 4 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 1 League Distinguished Scholar

• 14 Academic all-League • 5 UMKC Scholar Athletes

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL • 6 Academic all-League • 3 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 1 UMKC Scholar Athlete • 2 League Distinguished Scholars CHEER/DANCE • 15 UMKC Scholar Athletes

SOFTBALL • 11 Academic all-League • 8 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 9 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 7 League Distinguished Scholars

MEN’S TENNIS • 8 Academic all-League • 5 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 3 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 1 League Distinguished Scholar

CROSS COUNTRY •9 Academic all-League • 1 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 4 UMKC Scholar Athletes MEN’S GOLF • 7 Academic all-League • 4 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 3 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 3 League Distinguished Scholars WOMEN’S GOLF • 4 Academic all-League • 3 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 2 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 2 League Distinguished Scholars

MEN’S SOCCER • NSCAA Team Academic Award • ESPN The Magazine Academic all-District Matt Kopsky • 7 Academic all-League • 5 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 3 UMKC Scholar Athletes

WOMEN’S TENNIS • 6 Academic all-League • 4 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 2 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 2 League Distinguished Scholars

TRACK AND FIELD •20 Academic all-League • 7 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 9 UMKC Scholar Athletes • 10 League Distinguished Scholars VOLLEYBALL • 11 Academic all-League • 7 Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence • 7 UMKC Scholar Athletes (Academic all-league selections must have a 3.0 GPA in the semester in which they compete and be a letterwinner.) (Commissioner’s List of Academic Excellence must have a cumulative 3.0 grade point average at the end of the school year and be a letterwinner.) (UMKC Scholar Athletes must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 during the calendar year.) (League Distinguished Scholars must have a 3.60 GPA in the semester in which they compete and be a letterwinner.)

SPRING SEMESTER

- Cummulative was 3.08 - Highest GPA was women’s cross country at 3.51, men’s golf at 3.49 and men’s tennis 3.37

SASSO is committed to providing student-athletes with a well rounded and diverse education.

STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC) Two members of each team are selected to serve on SAAC, the members represent the student leaders for the department. SAAC meets every three weeks during the academic year to discuss a variety of issues including student-athlete welfare, NCAA issues and UMKC issues. Additionally, SAAC is engaged in community and UMKC outreach. Under the direction of the Associate AD for Student-Athlete Services, SAAC students have been involved in many community and UMKC events such as: Walk A Mile in Her Shoes, Harvesters and Children’s TLC.

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About UMKC

F

or 77 years, the University and Kansas City have been partners and neighbors, a relationship that has enhanced the growth of both. A part of Kansas City’s thriving urban core, UMKC brings together its students and the city it calls home. The University offers an amazing education experience with top-notch faculty and skills that go directly from the classroom to the real world.

► Location ► Study What You Want ► Research Right Now ► Internships and Job Opportunities ► Diversity ► First-rate Faculty ► Campus Life ► National Recognition ► Affordability ► Home Away From Home

With 125 academic programs in 13 schools, UMKC is bound to have the one thing (or more than one thing) you want to continue learning about. Whether you have an idea of what you want to study or not, UMKC is a great place to explore your potential, putting different classes together to define what you know and who you are.

Why

choose UMKC?

UMKC By The Numbers Enrollment: 13,433 (Fall 2010)

undergraduate graduate & professional students

Enrollment breakdown: 8,015 undergraduate 5,418 graduate & professional students

RESIDENTIAL LIFE AT UMKC

Student housing at UMKC is about more than just offering you a place to eat and sleep - it’s about your total educational experience. Whether it’s continuing a classroom discussion over pizza, or attending a discussion with faculty outside of class, we know that having a home away from home is important. Residence Life offers you a place where you can hang out with friends, learn about others and most importantly, learn about yourself. That’s why all housing is conveniently located on the west side of campus, near the University Center (and cafeteria), Swinney Recreation Center, and within easy walking distance to all other Volker campus buildings. Nearby are the Country Club Plaza and museums, and other local attractions. Downtown Kansas City, Mo., is approximately 10 minutes away by automobile (or bus).

Enrollment diversity: 78 American Indian/Alaskan native 553 Hispanic 967 Non-resident International 13 Asian/Pacific Islander 1,610 Black, non-Hispanic 1,628 not available 9,315 White

Health Sciences Build-

Where students come from: 47 states and 67 countries Number of internastudents: 908 (2010 data)

tional

Haag Hall

Where students live:

The NEW Student UNION

UMKC opened a new 109,000-square-foot Student Union in August 2010. The new Union offers a bird’s eye view of Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, a new 329-seat theater, a two-story bookstore, new restaurants (Chick-fil-A Express, Baja Fresh Mexican Grill, SubConnection and Jazzman’s Café & Bakery) and 10,000 square-feet of space dedicated to student organizations. Located near UMKC’s residential halls at 51st and Cherry Streets, the $38.3 million Student Union features a green roof terrace and wide floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Plaza, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and UMKC’s Stanley H. Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field.

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Student Union


Kansas City

Cowtown Shmowtown Although Kansas City’s reputation outside the Midwest may be that of an agricultural cowtown, its residents know the truth. UMKC is in the middle of it all, with history, culture and entertainment options on all sides and within just a short walk or drive. Here’s just a few of the options that students at UMKC have at their disposal. The Legends at Village West boasts 1.1 million square feet of retail space and is home to more than 100 shops and restaurants. This northern shopping mecca is also located by the Kansas Speedway and Community America Ballpark. The Kansas Speedway hosts major league racing events like NASCAR’s Nextel and Busch series and Indy Racing League. Community America Ballpark is home to the Kansas City T-Bones and serves as the temporary site for the Kansas City Wizards. The Wizards are currently constructing a new $160 million state-of-the-art stadium at Legends.

The Country Club Plaza offers 14 blocks of shopping amid beautiful Spanish architecture, fountains and statues.

Located within a short walk from the Volker Campus, The NelsonAtkins Museum of Art includes works of art from some of the great masters. The lawn of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art resembles a badminton court with 18-ft.-tall sculptures, titled “Shuttlecocks.”

More than 80 miles of lights outline every building, dome and tower on the Country Club Plaza each holiday season. The Plaza is within a short walking distance from the Volker Campus.

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Kansas City is known as the City of Fountains with more than 200 fountains on the Plaza and in downtown KC.


Kansas City The $850 million Power & Light District is the largest new development project in the Midwest. Just steps from the Convention Center and a short drive from the Volker Campus, the Power & Light District features eight blocks of dining, nightlife and entertainment venues. Located next to the Power & Light District, the Sprint Center opened in downtown Kansas City in October 2007. The Sprint Center is a state-of-the-art, 18,500-seat arena offering marquee concerts and sporting events. Located in the Sprint Center, the College Basketball Experience celebrates college basketball by placing visitors in electrifying, game-like situations. Home to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame as well, UMKC had the honor of opening the CBE and held its first practice of the 2007-08 season.

Municipal Auditorium has hosted more NCAA Tournament games and more Final Fours than any other venue in the country. The UMKC men’s and women’s basketball teams will also play a doubleheader at this historical venue during the 2010-11 season.

The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum chronicles the history and heroes of the Negro Leagues from their founding after the Civil War to their demise in the 1960s. The first professional Negro Leagues were founded in Kansas City in 1920, just two blocks from the museum.

Arrowhead Stadium, home of the Kansas City Chiefs, seats more than 79,000 on game day. The Kansas City Royals play in Kauffman Stadium, which just wrapped up a $250 million renovation. Kauffman Stadium’s unique features include a 322-foot-wide water spectacular. The water spectacular is the largest privately funded fountain in the world. Both teams play at the Truman Sports Complex.

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Kangaroos Out In The Community

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s a member of the Kansas City community, the UMKC Athletics Department takes great pride in giving back to its neighbors and friends. The Kangaroos outdid themselves during the 2010-11 school year by hosting a plethora of successful events and volunteering their time. Here is a short list of the community service projects that UMKC teams and student-athletes took part in: ► The UMKC Athletics Department assisted students by helping them move their personal belongings into their new homes as a part of Student Move-In Day 2011. Student-athletes, coaches and administrators from all 16 athletics teams helped their fellow students move into the Oak Street Residence Hall. ► UMKC men’s basketball head coach Matt Brown coached barefoot against Western

Illinois back in January in an effort to collect shoes for the non-profit organization Samaritan’s Feet. Over the past two basketball seasons, UMKC supporters have brought in over 150 pairs of kid shoes for the cause. Coach Brown joined 300 basketball coaches from across the country teaming up to support this initiative.

► UMKC teamed up with The Summit League during the 2009-10 season and

participated in The Summit League’s Students Team Up To Fight Hunger (STUFH). The league designated 20 “Food Fight” games during the basketball season as part of a league-wide food drive initiative. The Kangaroos hosted “White Out” night where fans donned white t-shirts and donated over 900 pounds of food!

► UMKC administrators, staff members and student-athletes all partcipated in UMKC’s

“Walk A Mile In Her Shoes” event on campus. The event was an International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.

► The volleyball, women’s basketball and softball teams all participated in Think Pink events to raise breast cancer awareness. The volleyball team wore pink shoelaces, while the women’s basketball joined over 700 other institutions in taking part in the WBCA “Think Pink” week. Softball paired up with Summit League foe South Dakota State in their ongoing tradition, donning commemorative pink uniforms for the final game of the league series between the teams. The softball team also competed in the Missouri Coaches Against Cancer Tournament.

Other events during the 20010-11 year: - Children’s TLC October Pumpkin Patch - Thanksgiving Can Collection for Harvesters - Call-A-Thon - Children’s TLC Groundhog Day Run - UMKC Winter Warm-Up - UMKC Career Services Etiquette Dinner - Relay for Life - UMKC Career Services Mock Interviews - Children’s TLC Duck Race on the Plaza - Blue and Gold Games - CHAMPS Challenge - Toys for Tots Toy Collection - First Downs for Down Syndrome - Go Red With the ROOS & the American Heart Association - Kansas City Head Start Book Drive - Project Perfect – rewarded elementary schools students for grades and attendance - Girls Scouts Fitness Day - Boy Scouts Fill It Up Campaign - Sports Day at Spectrum Station - UMKC’s Hispanic Youth Day 48 - Animal Haven


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