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Charlotte Armstead

Nicole Kessner

Tracey Copley

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Quick Facts................................................ 3 Athletics Department Directory .......... 4 Coaching staff .......................................... 5 nsU season outlook ............................... 6 2010 Rosters ............................................. 8 Players ........................................................ 9

University Information Location: Founded: Enrollment: Mascot: School Colors: Affiliation: Conference: Home Arena: Capacity: Acting President: Athletics Director: Athletics Phone: Athletics Fax: Ticket Office:

Norfolk, Va. 1935 Nearly 7,000 Spartans Green & Gold NCAA Division I Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Echols Hall 6,191 Kim Luckes, J.D. Marty L. Miller (757) 823-8152 (757) 823-2566 (757) 823-9009

Coaching Staff Interim Head Coach: Record at NSU: Career Record: Assistant Coach: Office Phone: Office Fax:

Brandon Duvall (Old Dominion) 1st season 1st season Dave Albaugh (Shippensburg, ’94) (757) 823-2804 (757) 823-2566

Team Information 9-22 3-5/4th Southern Division Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/5 Starters Returning/Lost: 4/3 (includes libero) Key Returnees (Per-Game Averages): Sr. Tracy Copley (1.80 digs, 0.94 kills), Jr. Nicole Kessner (7.30 assists, 1.24 digs), So. Charlotte Armstead (1.86 kills, 0.58 blocks) Number of Newcomers: 7 First Year of Volleyball: 1981 All-Time MEAC Record: 18-105 MEAC Regular-Season Titles: N/A MEAC Championship Titles: N/A MEAC Tournament Record: 2-10 2009 Overall Record: 2009 MEAC Record/Finish:

Sports Information SID: Phone: Fax: Email: Volleyball Contact: Phone: Fax: Email: Mailing Address:

Website:

Matt Michalec (757) 823-2628 (757) 823-8218 mmichalec@nsu.edu Mike Bello (757) 823-2628 (757) 823-8218 mjbello@nsu.edu NSU Office of Sports Information, 700 Park Ave. Norfolk, VA 23504 www.nsuspartans.com

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2010 norfolk state University Volleyball Quick Facts

2009 season statistics and Results... 15 nsU Administration................................ 16 nsU Athletics Highlights....................... 18 meAC ......................................................... 20 meAC Preseason Predictions ............... 21 nsU Volleyball Records ........................ 22

The 2010 Women’s Volleyball Media Guide was written, edited and produced by the NSU Sports Information Office, director Matt Michalec and assistant Mike Bello. Editorial assistance was provided by Craig Cotton and Marty Miller. Photography was provided by Dominion Photography, Mark’s Digital Photography, Jerry S. Altares, NSU Marketing Services and 2nd Chance Productions. Printing services were provided by Signature Printing of Norfolk, Va.

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ATHLETICS DIRECTORY Athletics Directory (Area Code 757) Administration and Support Staff Director of Athletics: Marty Miller...........................................................................................................................................823-8152 Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Delanyard Robinson .........................................................................................823-8993 Assoc. AD for Internal Operations/SWA: Sherie Cornish ............................................................................................823-8404 Assoc. AD for External Operations/NSUAF Executive Director: Craig Cotton....................................................823-2667 Assoc. AD for Development: Karen Holmes......................................................................................................................823-8645 Assoc. AD for Student Services: Alisha Tucker ................................................................................................................823-2337 Asst. AD for Sports Medicine: Meghan Antinarelli ..............................................................................................823-9547/8997 Asst. AD for Business Operations: Jamar Ross.................................................................................................................823-2105 Asst. AD/Strength & Conditioning: Reese Bridgman......................................................................................................823-2187 Sports Information Director: Matt Michalec ......................................................................................................................823-2628 Asst. Sports Information Director: Mike Bello...................................................................................................................823-2628 Compliance Coordinator: Derrick Coles ..............................................................................................................................823-2337 Head Assistant Athletic Trainer: Jessica Cole .......................................................................................................823-9547/8997 Assistant Athletic Trainer: Nicole Dietrich ..............................................................................................................823-9547/8997 Administrative Specialist: Shirley Whitaker ........................................................................................................................823-8152 Athletics Academic Coordinator: Jacqueline Nicholson................................................................................................823-8751 Equipment Manager: William Wright...................................................................................................................................823-2022 Asst. Equipment Manager: Nate Bell....................................................................................................................................823-2022 Cheerleading Coach: Carmen Harris ...................................................................................................................................823-8200 Administrative Specialist/Football: Shirley Brooks ........................................................................................................823-8824 NSUAF Administrative Specialist: Chelsea Hall ...............................................................................................................823-8642 Men’s Coaches Baseball: Claudell Clark, Head Coach ...................................................................................................................................823-8196 Asst. Coaches: A.J. Corbin/Quentin Jones.....................................................................................................................823-9533 Basketball: Anthony Evans, Head Coach............................................................................................................................823-8934 Asst. Coaches: Robert Jones/Larry Vickers.......................................................................................................823-9192/2840 Cross Country: Kenneth Giles, Head Coach .......................................................................................................................823-8169 Asst. Coaches: Wycliffe Rotich/Harry Freeman............................................................................................................823-8169 Football: Pete Adrian, Head Coach.......................................................................................................................................823-8824 Asst. Head Coach/Offensive Line: Rod Holder .............................................................................................................823-8779 Asst. Coach/Offensive Coordinator: Kirk Mastromatteo .........................................................................................823-8533 Asst. Coach/Defensive Coordinator: Mark DeBastiani .............................................................................................823-2582 Asst. Coach/Defensive Backs: Marco Butler..................................................................................................................823-2495 Asst. Coach/Defensive Line: Mark Thurston ..................................................................................................................823-8758 Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks: Steve Canter .......................................................................................................................823-2570 Asst. Coach/Wide Receivers: Paul Macklin ....................................................................................................................823-8824 Asst. Coach/Tight Ends: Joe Blackwell ...........................................................................................................................823-8824 Asst. Coach/Defensive Assistant: C.J. Fayton ..............................................................................................................823-8824 Tennis: Matthew Halfpenny, Head Coach.............................................................................................................................823-8821 Asst. Coach: Torrie Browning ...............................................................................................................................................823-8821 Track and Field: Kenneth Giles, Head Coach .....................................................................................................................823-8801 Asst. Coaches: Serge Bengono/Harry Freeman/Wycliffe Rotich/Brandon Tynes..........................................823-2104 Women’s Coaches Basketball: Debra Clark, Head Coach ...................................................................................................................................823-8441 Asst. Coaches: Lashondra Dixon-Gordon/Kenny Edwards .........................................................................823-2132/8456 Bowling: Wilhelmenia Harrison, Head Coach.....................................................................................................................823-2105 Asst. Coach: Aundray Darden .............................................................................................................................................823-2105 Cross Country: Ronda Berard, Head Coach .......................................................................................................................823-2104 Asst. Coaches: Wycliffe Rotich/Harry Freeman ...........................................................................................................823-2104 Softball: Heidi Cavallo, Interim Head Coach......................................................................................................................823-8343 Tennis: Matthew Halfpenny, Head Coach.............................................................................................................................823-8821 Asst. Coach: Torrie Browning ...............................................................................................................................................823-8821 Track and Field: Ronda Berard, Head Coach .....................................................................................................................823-2104 Asst. Coaches: Serge Bengono/Harry Freeman/Wycliffe Rotich/Brandon Tynes .........................................823-2104 Volleyball: Brandon Duvall, Interim Head Coach.............................................................................................................823-2804 Asst. Coach: Dave Albaugh .................................................................................................................................................823-2804 Miscellaneous Football Press Box.......................................................................................................................................................................823-2628 Basketball Press Row ..................................................................................................................................................................823-8195 Softball Press Box .......................................................................................................................................................................823-0056 Baseball Press Box .......................................................................................................................................................................823-8196 Ticket Office..................................................................................................................................................................................823-9009

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COACHING STAFF

Interim Head Coach

Dave Albaugh Assistant Coach

Dave Albaugh enters his first year as an assistant coach with Norfolk State in 2010. He comes to the Spartan program with numerous years of experience in the high school and junior Olympic levels in the Hampton Roads area following a successful collegiate career. Albaugh comes to NSU after spending more than a decade at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake. He first coached the girls’ varsity team, leading them to a fifth-place finish at the state championships in 1999 during his first season there. To this day, Albaugh still holds the school record for most wins in a season. After three seasons with the girls’ team, Albaugh was named the head coach for the boys’ team in 2002. During his eight years with the program, he won five Southeastern District Championships and two Eastern Regional Championships while posting an overall record of 168-28. Albaugh was named the Virginia State Coach of the Year in 2008 and also won Coach of the Year honors for the Southeastern District in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009. Beginning his coaching career in Currituck County, N.C., Albaugh eventually made his way north to Virginia Beach. While there, he led Kellam High School to its highest winning percentage in the

school’s history prior to his departure. In addition to his high school exploits, Albaugh has also been very active in the USA Junior Olympic program in the local area. He started his career with the Tidewater Volleyball Association (TVA), and is currently coaching for the Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club. During his time with those junior programs, Albaugh has won local tournaments and also competed on a national level. His 2001 girls’ U-18 National Team remains the only team in Virginia ever to win a national qualifier event and is still annually ranked among the nation’s best. Throughout his Junior Olympic coaching career Albaugh has been instrumental in the promotion of local athletes to college programs, an accomplishment he feels is his most fulfilling at the junior volleyball level. In the last 12 years, Albaugh has been directly involved in the recruiting process with more than 80 players from the Hampton Roads area. Following a successful high school career, Albaugh competed for Shippensburg University. He earned his bachelor’s in secondary education social studies in 1994. Albaugh currently lives and teaches in Chesapeake as a European history teacher.

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Brandon Duvall

Brandon Duvall enters his first season as interim head volleyball coach at Norfolk State University in 2010 and his third year overall working with the Spartans' volleyball program. Duval previously served as an assistant coach the last two seasons before being named the interim head coach in August 2010. Prior to arriving at NSU, Duvall served as an assistant at Virginia Wesleyan College in 2006 where he helped lead the women’s team to a 19-9 overall record and a thirdplace finish in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference Tournament. From 2003-06, Duvall was the assistant boys volleyball coach at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, Va. He led the Wildcats to the 2004 and 2005 Southeastern District regular-season titles. Duvall also had assistant coach stints with the girls teams at Ocean Lakes High School (1998) and Tallwood High School (2002), and served as the girls head coach at Ocean Lakes in 1999. Duvall has also worked with the Coastal Virginia Volleyball Club as an assistant under former Great Bridge High School boys coach and current NSU assistant coach Dave Albaugh. Duvall has assisted the nationally ranked girls’ U-18 team since 2003 and was the head coach of the U-15 girls team from 2006-07. As an assistant, Duvall handles the travel arrangements, conducts practices and does individual skills work with members of the U-18 team. He also worked with the Tidewater Volleyball Club (TVC) from 2001-03, assisting with the girls U-18 team and leading the U-15 team. Duvall was the defensive specialist on the club team while attending Old Dominion. He continues to play in several indoor and outdoor competitions and participates in both men’s and co-ed matches at the open level.

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NSU SEASON OUTLOOK

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A New Era, A New Identity As Spartans Begin Youth Movement in 2010

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The 2010 edition of Norfolk State volleyball team will have a new look with the addition of seven new players and a new head coach in interim head-man Brandon Duvall. After serving as an assistant at NSU the last two seasons, Duvall returns seven athletes from the 2009 season. Included among them is junior setter Nicole Kessner, the Spartans’ 2009 All-MEAC second-team pick. The 2009 squad finished 9-22 overall and 3-5 in MEAC play and advanced to the opening round of the MEAC Tournament. Duvall inherits a young team, with just one senior in Tracey Copley and two juniors – Kessner and WinstonSalem State transfer Jasmine Frazier (Fredericksburg, Va./Winston-Salem State). Kessner and redshirt sophomore Paige Gary-Canty are the only two players who were with the Burt Kristen team just two seasons ago. “Even though we only have one senior on the team, we have a good core group of returners,” said Duvall. “All went through a lot last year learning how to lead a team and be a more positive influence on the floor.” With such a young team and with several youngsters expected to contribute early, Duvall knows that the opportunity is there to build something at NSU and give the program a new identity. “We’re trying to bring in kids who’ve great experience and played at a decently high level,” said Duvall. “They’re coming into a program where they have a chance to build it from the ground up, especially combined with the upperclassmen and their collegiate experience. “They all know how to win. That’s the big thing. We have a new face to the program, and now we can build our own tradition.” The Spartans lost five players from the 2009 season, including seniors Solange Honore, Angie Clewis and Aurelia Isham along with sophomores Breanna Allums and Elayne Greer. Those five players combined to make 76 match starts and were responsible for 44 percent of NSU’s total kills, 47 percent of its digs and 52 percent of the team’s blocks. Joining Duvall on the bench for the 2010 season will be assistant coach Dave Albaugh, a veteran Hampton Roads high school and junior Olympic coach. Prior to his arrival at NSU, Albaugh spent more than a decade coaching the boys’ and girls’ volleyball teams at Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake. A team leader on and off the court, Kessner will be the main setter for the Spartans in 2010. En route to being named NSU’s Most Valuable Player in 2009,

Kessner led the team and ranked seventh in the MEAC with 767 assists. She also recorded 193 digs, 130 kills, 22 aces, 20 total blocks and a team-high .276 hitting percentage in 105 sets. Kessner ranks fourth all-time on the NSU assists list after just two seasons with 1,285 and is within striking distance of the all-time record of 1,971 set by Honore. Sophomore Kristen Burt will see time as the setter along with Kessner, as Duvall looks to run a 6-2 with both setters in the back row. In 2009, Burt had 74 assists in reserve action for Kessner and also added 123 digs (1.74 per set, ranking fifth on the team), 17 kills and 10 aces in 83 sets. “Both are wellimproved from last year and from what we’ve run in practice, both will come in and set a really good ball,” said Duvall. Returning to the team from last season at the outside hitter position are sophomores Ellica Morris and Chynna Blaker and GaryEllica Morris Canty. Morris finished fourth on the team with 1.58 kills per set in 71 sets as a freshman with 36 digs and 10 blocks. “One of the heaviest arms on the team,” explained Duvall about Morris. “Needs a lot more game experience, but skill wise having time off during the summer to get healthy has really helped her.” Blaker tallied slightly less than one kill per set in 61 sets last season to go along with 33 digs and five blocks. “Definitely a vocal leader,” he said. “She came in and said she wanted to help guide the freshmen through the transition into college, thinking she’d take a back seat, but she’s done some very good things as practices have progressed hitting the ball. She’s a very positive influence on the floor.” Gary-Canty suffered the second season-ending injury of her college career three matches into the 2009 season when she went down with concussion symptoms, but she is expected to be at full strength to start 2010. “Paige is going to be great. She put in a lot of work over the summer,” Duval said. “She has a lot to prove. She’s back on track to where we would want her to be.” The Spartans lost Isham to graduation and Allums left the team prior to conference play, and NSU will also have


NSU SEASON OUTLOOK Thiim arrives all the way from Hawaii, where she was a member of the 2006 state championship team. “She has an extremely high volleyball IQ,” Duvall continued. “She knows the court very well. She finds open spots. She’ll be more of a control player and a big block for us.” Copley and sophomore Maatra Henderson will share the libero duties to start the season. Copley is second among the returnees with 189 digs, finishing third overall on the team in 2009. She also topped all teammates with 31 service aces and also showed some offensive flash, totaling 99 kills on the year. “Tracey had to hit outside for us last year, but she will be assuming a defensive role for us this year,” Duvall said. Henderson played sparingly, totaling 29 digs in 53 sets, but should have an expanded roll come 2010. “She’s been quite a surprise for us,” Duvall said. “Ball control was an issue last year, but she told me at the end of the year she’d come back and make sure she will improve and that I’d see she put the work in. She’s absolutely right. Her ball control is much better than it was last year.” Freshman Noelle Eagles (Richmond, Ind./New Castle Chrysler HS) will vie for playing time at the libero position. Eagles was a three-time all-conference Maatra Henderson member in high school and set the single season record for digs her senior year. “She’s from one of the top clubs in the nation, and right now she’s on fire for us,” said Duvall. “She’s been playing tremendous. She’ll end up playing a significant role at that position.” The schedule will be favorable for the Spartans early on, as the team will kick things off at home Aug. 27-28 when they host the Spartan Classic with Providence, Navy, UNC Greensboro and Kent State. “We’re getting these good mid-major programs in that we are really going to have to compete against if we want to come out with a few wins right off the bat,” said Duvall. NSU will also play in tournaments hosted by Radford, Coastal Carolina, UNC Greensboro and Maryland Eastern Shore along with another home tournament, the Spartan Invitational, on Sept. 25 against Davidson and Delaware State. “With our schedule this year, we should be competing at a high level with these teams,” Duvall declared. The team kicks off the conference schedule Oct. 4 at home against Florida A&M, as the Spartans play seven of eight matches at home during the middle of October. Other non-conference home matches include dates with Savannah State, James Madison, North Carolina Central and Hampton. The Spartans play each of the MEAC southern division teams at home and on the road, and play on the road at Savannah State, NCCU and Hampton.

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to make up for the offensive loss of Clewis and Greer. Clewis was third on the team in kills per set in 2009, while Greer was the top offensive threat, averaging 1.98 kills per set. Newcomers Arielle Knafel (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove HS), Tiana Patterson (Dumfries, Va./Potomac HS) and Mykal Vailu’u (Tustin, Calif./Arnold Beckman HS) will add depth to the outside hitter position. Knafel was an AAU All-American as a senior and led Center Grove HS to the final four at the state championship that year as well on her way to being named the Johnson County Athlete of the Year. “Even at 5-9, she is probably our highest jumper and most explosive hitter right now,” said Duvall. “She’s very quick on the floor and will be one of our best ball-control players on the floor, front row and back row.” Patterson was a first-team allregion honoree her senior year as well as team MVP her junior and senior seasons and has the physical tools to take a step up at NSU. “She hasn’t had the same kind of experience the other players have had, but physically she can play,” said Duvall. “Physically, she’s exactly what we want her to be. She just needs more game experience.” Vailu’u was a standout on both the volleyball and track and field teams during her high school days and also hails from a nationallyranked club team, said Duvall. “Mykal is very, very good with her feet with a very quick arm,” he continued. “She puts a lot of heat on the ball.” Sophomore Charlotte Armstead is the only Spartan middle blocker back from last season. NSU lost Clewis to graduation and Greer left the team at the end of the season. Armstead, NSU’s Rookie of the Year, led the team with 60 total blocks (47 assists, 13 solo) and leads the returnees in kills (192), kills per set (1.86) and total attacks (475), ranking second on the team in 2009 in all three categories to Greer. “The height that she hits the ball is a very big asset,” said Albaugh. “She has a very long arm and hits the ball at a very high point. Her foot speed is very good, and she is one of our quicker blockers out there.” Backing up Armstead at middle blocker will be Frazier and freshman Kylee Thiim (Honolulu, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy). Frazier comes north to Norfolk after two years at Winston-Salem State, as she led the team in total blocks both years, including 73 last season. She also added 91 kills and 64 digs in 2009. “We were fortunate to have Jazmine transfer in last spring,” said Duvall. “It’s hard to consider her new, because she’s been part of our team chemistry since the spring. She feels that she is a returner, even though she hasn’t played one match for us yet. “Charlotte and Jazmine are really bringing it to the middle blocker position.”

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2010 ROSTERS

NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY 2010 VOLLEYBALL ROSTER NUMERICAL No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

Name Paige Gary-Canty Charlotte Armstead Tracey Copley Tiana Patterson Arielle Knafel Noelle Eagles Maatra Henderson Chynna Blaker Kristen Burt Nicole Kessner Jasmine Frazier Omolayo Dada Ellica Morris Kylee Thiim Mykal Vailu’u

Pos. OH/RS MB/RS DS/Lib. OH/RS OH/RS DS/Lib. DS/Lib. OH/RS S/RS S/RS MB/RS DS/Lib. OH/RS MB/RS OH/RS

Ht. 6-0 6-0 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-2 5-7 5-9 5-9 5-8 6-0 5-6 5-9 6-0 5-9

Yr. RSo. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor HS Williamsburg, Va./Warhill HS Virginia Beach, Va./Lees McRae College Dumfries, Va./Potomac HS Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove HS Richmond, Ind./New Castle Chrysler HS Houston, Texas/Lamar HS Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich HS Ashburn, Va./Broad Run HS Blacksburg, Va./Rancho Cucamonga HS Fredericksburg, Va./Winston-Salem State Aurora, Colo./Overland HS Bedford, Texas/L.D. Bell HS Honolulu, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy Tustin, Calif./Arnold Beckman HS

Pos. MB/RS OH/RS S/RS DS/Lib. DS/Lib. DS/Lib. MB/RS OH/RS DS/Lib. S/RS OH/RS OH/RS OH/RS MB/RS OH/RS

Ht. 6-0 5-9 5-9 5-9 5-6 5-2 6-0 6-0 5-7 5-8 5-9 5-9 5-11 6-0 5-9

Yr. So. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. RSo. So. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School Williamsburg, Va./Warhill HS Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich HS Ashburn, Va./Broad Run HS Virginia Beach, Va./Lees McRae College Aurora, Colo./Overland HS Richmond, Ind./New Castle Chrysler HS Fredericksburg, Va./Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor HS Houston, Texas/Lamar HS Blacksburg, Va./Rancho Cucamonga HS Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove HS Bedford, Texas/L.D. Bell HS Dumfries, Va./Potomac HS Honolulu, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy Tustin, Calif./Arnold Beckman HS

ALPHABETICAL No. 2 8 10 3 13 6 12 1 7 11 5 14 4 15 16

Name Charlotte Armstead Chynna Blaker Kristen Burt Tracey Copley Omolayo Dada Noelle Eagles Jasmine Frazier Paige Gary-Canty Maatra Henderson Nicole Kessner Arielle Knafel Ellica Morris Tiana Patterson Kylee Thiim Mykal Vailu’u

Interim Head Coach: Brandon Duvall (Old Dominion/Third Season Overall/First as Interim Coach) Assistant Coach: Dave Albaugh (Shippensburg ‘94/First Season)

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PLAYERS

Paige Gary-Canty 1 6-0 Redshirt Sophomore Outside Hitter/Right Side Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor HS

GARY-CANTY’S CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E TA 2009 3 0 0 0 2008 5 4 4 15 Totals 8 4 4 15

PCT .000 .000 .000

A 0 0 0

SA 0 0 0

SE 0 1 1

RE 0 0 0

DIG 0 2 2

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 1 1

BHE 0 1 1

Charlotte Armstead 2 6-0 Sophomore Middle Blocker/Right Side Williamsburg, Va./Warhill HS

2009: Earned Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week honors on Nov. 2 and Oct. 5 … Team’s Rookie of the Year … Competed in 30 matches, starting 18 … Led the team with 60 blocks in 103 sets, including 13 solo blocks and 47 block assists, averaging 0.58 blocks per set … Finished second on the team with 192 kills (1.86 per set), while finishing with the second-best hitting percentage at .181 … Also contributed 19 digs, 13 service aces and nine assists on the season … Totaled double-digits in kills on six occasions … Added 15 kills with just three errors on a .414 attack percentage in a tough 3-2 loss at South Carolina State Oct. 28 … Posted 12 kills and a season-high six blocks in a 3-1 win at North Carolina A&T Oct. 23 … Also had six blocks with 13 kills against North Carolina Central Oct. 3, hitting .455 in the 3-2 loss … Had four service aces Oct. 7 against Alabama State. High School: Played three years of varsity volleyball … Tallied 297 kills, 177 digs and 122 blocks as a senior en route to making the All-Bay Rivers District First Team … Was a twoyear letterwinner at Warhill and a Region 1 honorable mention pick as a senior … Became the first student in Warhill’s two-year history to earn an athletic scholarship when she signed with NSU. Personal: Full name is Charlotte Victoria Armstead … Born on Aug. 11, 1991 … Daughter of Levi and Christine Armstead … Has one older brother, Alex … Majoring in kinesiotherapy … Wants to become a pediatric physical therapist.

ARMSTEAD’S CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E TA 2009 103 192 106 475 Totals 103 192 106 475

PCT .181 .181

A 9 9

SA 13 13

SE 21 21

RE 1 1

DIG 19 19

BS 13 13

BA 47 47

BHE 2 2

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2009: Competed in three matches before concussions symptoms forced her to miss the rest of the season … Did not tally any statistics in three sets played. 2008: Played in three matches and started two before suffering a season-ending knee injury … Tallied four kills, two digs and one block assist in five sets … Redshirted the remainder of the season. High School: Played two years of varsity volleyball for coach Robyn Wessalman … Led the Mount Tabor Spartans to the 2007 Forsyth County Volleyball Tournament title and a 262 record … Spent her freshman and sophomore years playing varsity basketball. Personal: Full name is Paige LaJoi Gary-Canty … Born on June 25, 1990 … Daughter of LaTonya Young and Curtis and Valerie Canty … Has four older siblings and three younger ones … Majoring in English-theater … Undecided on career plans.

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PLAYERS Tracey Copley 3 5-9 Senior

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Defensive Specialist/Libero Virginia Beach, Va./Lees McRae College/Kellam HS

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2009: Played in all 31 matches, getting the starting nod in 14 … Led the team with 31 service aces in 105 sets played (0.30 aces per set) … Finished third on the team in digs with 189, an average of 1.80 per set … Contributed 99 kills, averaging 0.94 per set, on a .069 attack percentage … Also added 29 assists and five blocks … Had double-digits in kills in three matches on the year, all within a four-match stretch from Oct. 23-Nov. 1 … Also posted 10 or more digs in six matches … Had her best match Oct. 28 at South Carolina State, posting 14 kills and seven digs in a 3-2 loss … Also had 12 kills at North Carolina A&T Oct. 23 and Nov. 1 against Bethune-Cookman … Had 12 digs and a season-high six service aces against Alabama State Oct. 7 in a 3-0 win … Had a season-high 15 digs Oct. 16 against South Carolina State … Added four service aces Oct. 9 against North Carolina A&T. At LMC: Played in 30 matches with one start as a sophomore in 2008 … Tallied 165 digs, 53 kills and 24 aces that season … Played in 37 matches and had 313 digs, 33 kills and 42 aces during her freshman season in 2007. High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball at Kellam for coach Janice Johnson. Personal: Full name is Tracey Ann Copley … Born on Feb. 3, 1989 … Daughter of Joseph and Marilyn Copley … Has two siblings, Andy and K.C. … Majoring in biology … Wants to pursue a career in either dentistry or pharmacy.

COPLEY’S CAREER STATISTICS (NSU ONLY) Year SP K E TA PCT 2009 105 99 76 333 .069 Totals 105 99 76 333 .069

A 29 29

SA 31 31

SE 42 42

RE 27 27

DIG 189 189

BS 1 1

BA 4 4

BHE 1 1

Tiana Patterson 4

Arielle Knafel 5

5-11 Freshman

5-9 Freshman

Outside Hitter/Right Side Dumfries, Va./Potomac HS

Outside Hitter/Right Side Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove HS

High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball at Potomac Senior High for coach Audrey Shutte … Earned first-team all-region honors senior year … Earned first-team all-district accolades junior and senior year … Also named to the all-district second team as a sophomore … Team MVP junior and senior years … Posted 300 kills and 190 digs senior year. Personal: Full name is Tiana Shineal Patterson … Born on Sept. 3, 1992 … Daughter of Neal and Annette Patterson … Has one older sibling, Taurean … Mother, Annette, is a 1979 NSU graduate … Majoring in business management with a minor in criminal justice … Plans on pursuing a career with the federal government.

High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball at Center Grove High School for coach Deb McClurg … Also competed in track freshman, junior and senior years … Named the Johnson County Athlete of the Year senior season … Earned all-county firstteam honors … An AAU All-American senior year as well … Led team to the final four at the state championship as a senior … Was also a state qualifier in track that year. Personal: Full name is Arielle Grace Knafel … Born on July 30, 1991 … Daughter of Raymond and Karla Knafel … Has two younger siblings, Trayce and Tayven … Majoring in chemistry-premed … Wants to eventually become an ER physician.


PLAYERS all-conference honors in volleyball freshman, junior and senior years … Earned AllAmerican accolades at volleyball nationals sophomore year … Set the school’s season record in digs as a senior … All-Conference member in softball freshman year. Personal: Full name is Noelle Justine Eagles … Born on Dec. 31, 1991 … Daughter of Nicole Eagles … Majoring in physical therapy … Wants to pursue a career in physical therapy post-grad.

Noelle eagles 6 5-2 Freshman Defensive Specialist/Libero Richmond, Ind./New Castle Chrysler HS

High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball at New Castle Chrysler High School for coach Alan Davis … Also a fouryear member of the softball team … Earned

Maatra Henderson 7 Defensive Specialist/Libero Houston, Texas/Lamar HS

2009: Competed in 19 matches, starting in two … Appeared in 53 sets, posting a total of 29 digs on the year … Also added nine assists, seven kills and five service aces … Posted a season-high seven digs against South Carolina State Oct. 16 … Had two kills and two service aces against North Carolina A&T Oct. 9.

HENDERSON’S CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E TA 2009 53 7 8 24 Totals 53 7 8 24

PCT -.042 -.042

A 9 9

Chynna blaker 8 5-9 Sophomore Outside Hitter/Right Side Goodrich, Mich./Goodrich HS

2009: Competed in 24 matches, starting one … Appeared in 61 sets, compiling 57 kills (0.93 per set) and 33 digs … Also added eight assists, five blocks and five service aces … Had her best match of the year at Delaware State Sept. 11, posting a season-high 12 kills with five digs … Had a season high in digs with seven against Winston-Salem State Nov. 8 … Had eight kills Oct. 16 against South Carolina State. BLAKER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E TA 2009 61 57 32 156 Totals 61 57 32 156

PCT .160 .160

A 8 8

SA 5 5

SE 9 9

RE 5 5

DIG 29 29

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

BHE 2 2

High School: Played two years of varsity volleyball for coach Robin Batterbee … Led Goodrich to a 39-104 record and the 2008 Genesee Area Conference Red Division Tournament title as a senior … Tallied 150 kills, 209 digs, 49 assists, 51 total blocks (19 solo) and 34 aces in 2008 … Was on the power lifting and track and field teams at Goodrich … Earned first-team all-conference honors in the discus and second-team honors in the shot put her senior year … Had personal bests of 97 feet, four inches in the discus and 31-11 in the shot put … Set the Michigan state record in the squat as a junior when she lifted 200 pounds. Personal: Full name is Chynna Pearl Blaker … Born on Dec. 17, 1990 … Daughter of Brad and Darlene Blaker … Has two younger siblings, Gage and Colt … Majoring in physics-premed with a minor in chemistry … Wants to be an emergency room physician then volunteer with DOCARE International or Doctors Without Borders, organizations that provide much-needed medical care around the world.

SA 5 5

SE 15 15

RE 5 5

DIG 33 33

BS 0 0

BA 5 5

BHE 1 1

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5-7 Sophomore

High School: Played two years of varsity volleyball for coach Alexia McWhinney … Earned District 21-5A first-team honors as a junior and senior … Was the team MVP and named Lamar’s Most Athletic Girl in 2008 … Tallied 173 kills, 148 digs, 42 assists and 31 aces as a senior … Had 142 kills, 101 digs, 32 assists and 22 aces her junior year. Personal: Full name is Maatra A. Henderson … Born Dec. 21, 1990 … Daughter of Dedra Shealy and Ricky Henderson … Has one older sibling, Takiyah, and two younger ones, Malik and Elijah … Majoring in biology … Wants to pursue a Ph.D in physical therapy and ultimately be a physical therapist in one of the major professional sports leagues.

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PLAYERS Kristen burt 10 5-9 Sophomore

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Setter/Right Side Ashburn, Va./Broad Run HS

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2009: Appeared in 24 matches, getting the starting nod in 14 … Saw action in 83 sets, finishing second on the team in assists with 74, an average of 0.89 per set … Fifth on the team with 123 digs (1.48 per set) … Added 17 kills on a .125 attack percentage … Totaled 10 service aces and eight blocks … Posted a season-high 24 assists at Delaware State Sept. 11 with six digs … Also reached double digits with 18 assists vs. BURT’S CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E 2009 83 17 10 Totals 83 17 10

TA 56 56

PCT .125 .125

A 74 74

Nicole Kessner 11 5-8 Junior Setter/Right Side Blacksburg, Va./Rancho Cucamonga HS (Calif.)

2009: Named to the All-MidEastern Athletic Conference Second Team … Team’s primary setter, ranked seventh in the MEAC with 7.30 assists per set … Named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row … Competed in all 31 matches with a team-leading 27 starts … Appeared in 105 sets, totaling 767 assists … Also finished fourth on the team with 130 kills, averaging 1.24 per set while hitting a team-leading .276 … Also ranked second on the team with 1.84 digs per set (193 total) and 22 service aces … Totaled 20 blocks … Reached 30 or more assists eight times … Had a season and career high with 50 assists at South Carolina State Oct. 28 with 11 digs and six kills … One of five double-doubles on the year … Had 43 assists and a career-high 15 digs against Bethune-Cookman Nov. 1 along with seven kills and four service aces … Tied her career high in service aces with four the very next match Nov. 8 against Winston-Salem State … Reached a new career high in kills with 10 against North Carolina A&T Oct. 9 to go along with 24 assists … Also had double-doubles with assists and digs on two other occasions … Nearly missed out on a triple-double with 23 assists, 11 digs and nine kills KESSNER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E TA 2009 105 130 38 333 2008 89 65 17 200 Totals 194 195 55 533

PCT .276 .240 .263

A 767 518 1285

LaSalle the same day with five digs and two service aces … Had a season-best five kills the next day against Maryland Eastern Shore … Posted 10 digs against Winston-Salem State Nov. 8 for a season high … Against Sacred Heart Sept. 26, had nine digs and a season-best four blocks. High School: Lettered four years for the Broad Run Spartans and was a three-time AA All-Dulles District pick … Had 277 assists, 43 service aces, 14 total blocks and averaged 4.0 assists per set as a senior in 2008. Personal: Full name is Kristen Jennine Burt … Born June 25, 1991 … Daughter of Darlene Canady and Clinton Burt … Majoring in mass communications … Wants to obtain a master’s degree and pursue a career as a lobbyist.

SA 10 10

SE 20 20

RE 10 10

DIG 123 123

BS 1 1

BA 7 7

BHE 5 5

Oct. 13 at James Madison. 2008: Named the team’s Most Valuable Player … Played in 27 matches and started 15 … Led the team in hitting percentage (.240) and assists (518) … Had 65 kills, 16 aces, 148 digs and eight total blocks on the season … Ranked ninth in the MEAC with 5.82 assists per set … Had a career-high 46 assists in the 3-1 win over Hampton Nov. 5 … Had a double-double of 43 assists and 11 digs in the Sept. 9 win over Hampton … Had 11 matches where she passed out 20 or more assists, including four of 30 or more … Had a career-high six kills on two occasions, first against Youngstown State Sept. 5 and then against Maryland Eastern Shore in the first round of the MEAC Tournament on Nov. 14 … Had a season-best 14 digs and added 28 assists, five kills and two aces in the 3-1 win over Winston-Salem State Oct. 19 … Posted three double-doubles in assists and digs for the season … Held a positive hitting percentage in 25 of the 27 matches in which she played. High School: Played two years of varsity volleyball for coach Brandon Blevins … Named to the All-Baseline Conference First Team as a junior and senior … Tallied 910 assists, 205 digs, 102 kills, 24 aces and 30 blocks (11 solo) her senior year … Had 707 assists, 158 digs, 95 kills, 36 blocks (14 solo) and 17 aces as a junior … Was also a scholar athlete at RCHS … Named to the Ayala and Los Osos High School all-tournament teams her junior and senior years. Personal: Full name is Nicole Marie Kessner … Born on Dec. 28, 1989 … Daughter of Janice and David Kessner … Has four younger siblings: Chelsea, Eli, Matt and Aubrey … Majoring in pre-med biology with a minor in kinesiology … Wants to become an athletic trainer for an NFL team.

SA 22 16 38

SE 14 23 37

RE 2 1 3

DIG 193 148 341

BS 1 1 2

BA 19 7 26

BHE 19 15 34


PLAYERS Jasmine Frazier 12 6-0 Junior Middle Blocker/Right Side Fredericksburg, Va./Winston-Salem State/Chancellor HS

FRAZIER’S CAREER STATISTICS (AT WINSTON-SALEM STATE) Year SP K E TA PCT A SA 2009 124 91 70 286 .073 3 18 2008 102 82 69 280 .046 10 18 Totals 226 173 139 566 .060 13 36

SE 33 28 61

RE 0 1 1

DIG 64 34 98

BS 24 15 39

Omolayo Dada 13 5-9 Sophomore Defensive Specialist/Libero Aurora, Colo./Overland HS

High School: Four-year member of the varsity volleyball team under Coach Carlson … Also competed in basketball all four years and ran track her freshman and sophomore years. Personal: Full name is Omolayo Oluwadamilola Dada … Born Jan. 16, 1991 … Daughter of Kolawole and Anne Dada … Has three older siblings: Gbotewi, Dare and Yetunde … Majoring in pre-med biology … Plans on continuing her education in medical school to become a pediatrician.

BA 49 42 91

BHE 2 0 2

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2009 (Winston-Salem State): Finished the season ranked second on the team in total blocks … She saw time in all 36 matches and 102 total sets … Improved in nearly every category with 91 kills and 18 service aces … Was also one of the team’s top defensive players with 73 total blocks and 64 digs … Best offensive match of the season came against North Carolina A&T with a season-best eight kills … Was a staunch defender against Hampton with six blocks … Repeated the feat at Delaware State.

2008 (Winston-Salem State): Made an immediate impact, seeing time in 102 sets, the most on the team … Finished the season as the team’s leader in total blocks (57) … Also added 82 kills with a .046 attack percentage … Added 10 assists with 34 digs … Best effort of the season came against St. Augustine’s with a career-high eight kills … Repeated the effort with eight kills vs. North Carolina A&T … Twice had a career-high five blocks against St. Augustine’s, once in WinstonSalem, N.C., and once in Raleigh, N.C. … Recognized as the Freshman of the Year following the season. High School: Played four years of varsity volleyball for head coach Rod Crooks at Chancellor High … Graduated in 2008 … Team’s Most Improved Player in 2004 … Earned first-team all-district honors senior year … Led team to district championship all four years Personal: Full name is Jamine Mone’t Frazier … Born on Jan. 16, 1990 … Daughter of George and Deborah Frazier … Has one younger sibling, Janay … Majoring in finance … Wants to become either a financial advisor or a corporate attorney post-grad.

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PLAYERS

Ellica morris 14 5-9 Sophomore

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Outside Hitter/Right Side Bedford, Texas/L.D. Bell HS

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2009: Played in 26 matches, starting 10 … Saw action in 71 sets … Finished fourth on the team with 1.58 kills per set … Totaled 112 kills on the year … Added 36 digs, 10 blocks, six service aces and four assists … Had her best match against North Carolina Central Oct. 3, posting season highs in kills with 13 and digs with six … Reached double digits in kills one other time on the season with 12 against Navy Sept. 19 at the Delaware State Hornet Invitational. High School: Played three years of varsity volleyball at L.D. Bell. Personal: Full name is Ellica S. Morris … Born on June 24, 1991 … Daughter of Eric and Samantha Morris … Has one older sibling, Casey, and three younger siblings: Emmani, Evalli and Entani … Majoring in kinesiology … Wants to become a personal trainer and a movie critic.

MORRIS’ CAREER STATISTICS Year SP K E 2009 71 112 101 Totals 71 112 101

TA 378 378

PCT .029 .029

A 4 4

SA 6 6

SE 19 19

RE 5 5

DIG 36 36

BS 3 3

BA 7 7

BHE 1 1

Kylee Thiim 15

Mykal Vailu’u 16

6-0 Freshman

5-9 Freshman

Middle Blocker/Right Side Honolulu, Hawaii/Sacred Hearts Academy

Outside Hitter/Right Side Tustin, Calif./Arnold Beckman HS

High School: Played varsity volleyball all four years at Sacred Hearts Academy under coach Derwin Tsutsui … Member of the 2006 Hawaii High School Athletic Association (HHSAA) State Championship team for Division 2 … Also led the team to a runnerup finish at the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Championship. Personal: Full name is Kylee Kealohilani Thiim … Born March 30, 1992 … Daughter of Larry and Maile Tuileta … One of eight siblings … Has two older siblings: Keila Ah Mow and Mabeleen Reid, and five younger ones: Larry, Kiani, Larson Larae and Nive … Undecided on a major.

High School: Competed all four years on the varsity volleyball team for coach Dann McBain … Also competed in track and field freshman, junior and senior seasons … Earned second-team all-league honors in volleyball sophomore and junior years … Patriot Award winner for track and field as a junior … Set the school record in the discus as a junior and then again as a senior. Personal: Full name is Mykal Meeschealle Tepora Vailu’u … Born Dec. 15, 1991 … Daughter of Sylvia Serrato and Kilisi Vailu’u … One of 11 siblings … Has eight older siblings: Leinani, Genesis, David, Adonis, Khahni, Karen, Savalani and Daniel and two younger siblings: Mo and Kaella … Undecided on a major.


2009 SEASON STATS

The Automated ScoreBook Norfolk State Combined Team Statistics (as of Aug 12, 2010) All matches RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

Player

6 2 9 14 8 11 3 5 4 10 12 7 1

GREER,Elayne ARMSTEAD,Charlotte ALLUMS,Breanna MORRIS,Ellica CLEWIS,Angie KESSNER,Nicole COPLEY,Tracy BLAKER,Chynna ISHAM,Aurelia BURT,Kristen HENDERSON,Maatra HONORE,Solange GARY-CANTY,Paige TEAM NORFOLK STATE Opponents

Team Statistics ATTACK Kli ls Er r or s Total Attacks Attack Pct KillsS / et SET Assists Assists/Set SERVE Aces Errors Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Er r or s Errors/Set DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak

sp

101 103 27 71 105 105 105 61 93 83 53 102 3 107 107

k

k/s

Attack e

200 1.98 136 192 1.86 106 49 1.81 42 112 1.58 101 160 1.52 85 130 1.24 38 99 0.94 76 57 0.93 32 73 0.78 78 17 0.20 10 7 0.13 8 9 0.09 11 0 0.00 0 1105 10.33 723 1177 11.00 556

NSU

OPP

1105 723 3284 .116 10.3

1177 556 3148 .197 11.0

995 9.3

1055 9.9

160 247 1.5

184 246 1.7

184 1.7

160 1.5

1183 11.1

1171 10.9

35 198 134.0 1.3 37 38

39 254 166.0 1.6 36 41

801 8/100 10/125 0 2

2926 13/225 -

ta

pct

HOME 5-3 2-2 3-1 Set a a/s

538 .119 13 475 .181 9 200 .035 10 378 .029 4 446 .168 10 333 .276 767 333 .069 29 156 .160 8 293 -.017 16 56 .125 74 24 -.042 9 52 -.038 46 0 .000 0 3284 .116 995 3148 .197 1055 Date

&Aug 28 &Aug 29 &Aug 29

Sep 02 %Sep 04 %Sep 05 %Sep 05 Sep 11 Sep 11 Sep 12 Sep 12 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep 19 @Sep 26 @Sep 26 Oct 03 *Oct 09 *Oct 11 Oct 07 Oct 13 *Oct 16 *Oct 23 Oct 25 *Oct 28 *Nov 01 Nov 08 *Nov 13 *Nov 15 Nov 18 #Nov 20

sa

Serve se

0.13 14 30 0.09 13 21 0.37 10 5 0.06 6 19 0.10 14 28 7.30 22 14 0.28 31 42 0.13 5 15 0.17 12 28 0.89 10 20 0.17 5 9 0.45 18 16 0.00 0 0 9.30 160 247 9.86 184 246

AWAY 3-10 1-3 2-7

sa/s

re

Dig dig dig/s

0.14 2 30 0.30 0.13 1 19 0.18 0.37 9 41 1.52 0.08 5 36 0.51 0.13 5 68 0.65 0.21 2 193 1.84 0.30 27 189 1.80 0.08 5 33 0.54 0.13 33 151 1.62 0.12 10 123 1.48 0.09 5 29 0.55 0.18 40 271 2.66 0.00 0 0 0.00 - 40 1.50 184 1183 11.06 1.72 160 1171 10.94

Opponent vs TAMUCC vs TX Southern at UTEP HAM vs Arkansas at Virginia Tech vs East Carolina vs LaSalle at Delaware St vs NAVY at UMES at Elon vs NAVY vs Georgia State vs SHU at UMES NCCU NCAT FAMU ALST at James Madison SCSU at NCAT at Winston-Salem State at SCSU BCU WINSTON-SALEM STATE at BCU at FAMU at HAM vs UMES

L W L W L L L L L L L L L L L L L W L W L L W W L W W L L W

& - UTEP Sun Bowl Invitational % - Virginia Tech Tournament @ - Maryland Eastern Shore Volleyball Tournament # - MEAC Volleyball Tournament

L

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

NEUTRAL 1-9 0-0 1-9

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

8 43 51 13 47 60 3 7 10 3 7 10 5 40 45 1 19 20 1 4 5 0 5 5 0 19 19 1 7 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 35 198 134.0 39 254 166.0

0.50 3 0.58 8 0.37 2 0.14 1 0.43 13 0.19 5 0.05 1 0.08 0 0.20 2 0.10 2 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 - 1.25 37 1.55 36

4 2 0 1 2 19 1 1 0 5 2 1 0 38 41

Score by set 25-22,19-25,16-25,13-25 25-14,25-11,25-15 20-25,8-25,10-25 25-22,25-18,18-25,25-16 8-25,11-25,17-25 11-25,18-25,15-25 14-25,21-25,18-25 17-25,25-21,23-25,13-25 22-25,21-25,15-25 12-25,24-26,19-25 18-25,15-25,14-25 18-25,20-25,14-25 22-25,25-23,22-25,20-25 19-25,23-25,22-25 15-25,17-25,20-25 23-25,20-25,12-25 22-25,25-21,26-24,19-25,14-16 25-21,25-11,26-24 15-25,22-25,16-25 25-21,25-15,25-9 17-25,13-25,25-21,7-25 25-22,24-26,25-27,23-25 25-9,23-25,25-18,25-13 25-17,25-16,25-18 21-25,24-26,25-20,25-19,13-15 25-17,27-25,22-25,26-24 25-17,17-25,25-20,25-14 21-25,18-25,20-25 26-28,18-25,15-25 22-25,25-22,27-25,25-16 14-25,11-25,18-25

points

Att. 238 204 801 213 25 239 25 81 142 62 0 89 30 33 417 417 93 126 77 83 520 73 72 58 83 62 74 258 129 118 137

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OVERALL 9-22 3-5 6-17

Record in 3-set matches: 4-15 Record in 4-set matches: 5-5 Record in 5-set matches: 0-2

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NSU ADMINISTRATION

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Kim Luckes, J.D.

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Acting President

Kim Luckes (LEW-kus), J.D., the acting president of Norfolk State University, previously served as the liaison to the NSU Board of Visitors and assistant to the president. Luckes holds a bachelor’s degree from Elizabeth City State University and a juris doctor degree from North Carolina Central University’s School of Law. Additionally, she is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina, Class XII (2005) and has participated in the Mabel Parker McLean Women’s Leadership Development Forum of the United Negro College Fund, Inc. (April 2004). A native of Newport News, Va., Luckes brings more than 20 years of administrative experience in higher education to Norfolk State. Prior to NSU, she served as executive vice president at Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, N.C. As executive vice president, she was responsible for the areas of institutional effectiveness, personnel management, and strategic planning and assessment. Additionally, Luckes was responsible for the day-to-day operations at Saint Augustine’s College. Before assuming the position of executive vice president, she held the position of provost and vice president for academic affairs at St. Augustine’s. In that role, Luckes was responsible for the oversight and execution of education policy; supervision of programs of instruction of faculty and instructional budgets, and faculty and staff effectiveness and development. Luckes has also held several higher education administration positions at Hampton University, serving as the director of Human Resources and Executive Assistant to the Executive Vice President and Provost. She serves and takes great pride in her volunteer work as a peer evaluator with the Commission on Colleges, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (2005-2009). Highlights from her career include the following: • Member, Cooperating Raleigh Colleges Operations Committee, Raleigh, N.C. • Member, Society of Human Resource Management • Member, Chief Academic Officers’ Task Force, Council of Independent Colleges • Member, College and University Personnel Association • Member, Association of College Administration Professionals • Member, Kid’s Voting North Carolina Wake County Board of Directors • Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. • Recipient of the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education Distinguished Alumni Award (2009) • Recipient of the Outstanding Leadership Award from the City of Newport News (1995) • Recipient, Outstanding Educational Support Award from the City of Hampton (1994) • Nominee, Governor’s Emergency Medical Services Award, Commonwealth of Virginia, Office of Emergency Medical Services (1993) • Recipient, Distinguished Leadership Award, The United Negro College Fund, Inc. (1990)


NSU ADMINISTRATION All-American. Miller was an All-CIAA baseball selection in 1967 and 1968, and led the nation in doubles in 1968. Miller graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1969. An ROTC member in college, Miller was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army after he graduated. While on active duty, Miller was signed by the Minnesota Twins. Miller returned to his alma mater in 1972 as an assistant to baseball coach Bob Andrews. The next season, Miller inherited the head-coaching job, which he held until early in 2005. Miller is the winningest baseball coach in CIAA history, having led the Spartans to a 584-374-3 record in their years in the league. Miller’s ledger in the CIAA includes 17 conference championships, including seven in a row from 1987-93; 12 post-season appearances; 15 CIAA Coach of the Year awards; six All-Americans and 22 players signed to pro contracts. He also won the 1980 NAIA District 19 Coach of the Year award after his team won the District 19 title. Between 1993-97, Miller won five consecutive Louisville Slugger Awards, given to championship coaches. He was one of a select few baseball coaches to receive the award for five consecutive years. In 1997, NSU honored Miller by building the Marty L. Miller Baseball Field. One year later, Miller led NSU to the MEAC Tournament championship round in the Spartans’ first year in the league. He was named the MEAC Coach of the Year in 2000, and NSU reached the championship round again in 2001. The year 2003 was also a special one for Miller. In February, Miller was inducted into the CIAA’s John B. McLendon Hall of Fame. In May, Miller earned his 700th career win with the Spartans when sixth-seeded NSU upset No. 2 Delaware State in the MEAC tournament. In August, Miller the player was honored as one of eight inductees into the Norfolk State University Athletics Foundation Sports Hall of Fame. Miller, a native of Danville, Va., serves on the Norfolk Sports Club Board of Directors and is scheduled to become its president for 2011. Miller was also elected to serve on the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame Honors Court beginning in 2009. He and his wife Liz have one son, Marty Eric, a former NSU outfielder.

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Marty Miller has been called many things during his tenure at Norfolk State University. Some have called him a rock. Others have referred to him as one of Norfolk State’s greatest ambassadors. Regardless of the label, what’s clear is that Miller has served his alma mater in various capacities for nearly 40 years, providing NSU with stability in times of need. His professional career at Norfolk State has Marty Miller included stints in the areas Director of Athletics of financial aid, career services, student affairs and athletics. After winning more than 700 games as the school’s baseball coach, Miller was named NSU’s acting athletics director on December 16, 2004. He was appointed to the permanent athletics director post on March 18, 2005. Early in Miller’s tenure, he was confronted with many challenges, the biggest one being the hiring of a football coach. Miller and his search committee worked during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays to find a football coach. The hard work paid off when the decision was made to hire Pete Adrian from Bethune-Cookman. With approval of then-President Dr. Marie V. McDemmond, Adrian became the first white head coach in any major sport at NSU and the second ever in MEAC football history. Shortly thereafter, with help from alumni, fans, friends and the Department of Facilities Management, the athletics department was able to raise funds to renovate and purchase new equipment for the weight room. In 2007, the school completed a major renovation of the NSU Softball Field, which included the installation of new team dugouts and a press box. Bleacher renovations to Joseph Echols Hall were completed for the 2008-09 basketball season. A new track surface is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2010. Another highlight of his tenure as athletics director includes NSU capturing the last six Talmadge Layman Hill awards, given annually to the top men’s sports program in the conference. NSU has received a total of $145,000 for winning the awards. Miller was also presented in March 2006 with the Tom Fergusson Memorial Award, given annually to the area’s top sportsman by the Norfolk Sports Club. Miller is no stranger to winning. His career record as baseball coach was 718-543-3. Miller first started making a name for himself as a player at NSU from 1965-68. He hit .380 as a sophomore; .438 with eight doubles, two triples, three homers and 27 RBI as a junior; and .406 as a senior, when he became the first Spartan player to be named an NCAA College Division

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NSU ATHLETIC HIGHLIGHTS

NSU Athletics Five-Year Highlights

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(2005-Present)

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The Norfolk State University intercollegiate athletics program has experienced unprecedented success at the NCAA Division I level during the past five years (2005-10). This period of progress has been highlighted by improvements in virtually every area critical to transforming the NSU athletics program into a highly competitive program that will consistently challenge for Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) and NCAA Division I championships. The catalyst for these advancements has been Marty Miller, who was appointed athletics director at NSU in December 2004. Miller believes that the mission of the athletics program is an extension of the mission of Norfolk State University. He places an emphasis on areas that impact the welfare of student-athletes. Improving graduation rates, gender equity, and the retention of student-athletes are equally, if not more important, than winning conference and national championships. However, the initiatives designed to enhance the student-athlete experience and improve the overall administrative process have been successful due to the achievements of the teams and individual athletes. Perhaps the biggest achievement came in early 2009, when the athletics department was recertified to receive NCAA accreditation for the next 10 years. By achieving certification status, NSU is considered to be operating its athletics program in substantial conformity with operating principles adopted by the NCAA’s Division I membership. Numerous staff and coaching hires have been made to enhance the department’s efficacy. New personnel have been hired in the areas of academic support, compliance, business operations and development to meet the growing demand in those departments. A host of new head coaches joined the staff signaling new beginnings in several sports. They included Pete Adrian (Football), Claudell Clark (Baseball), Anthony Evans (Men’s Basketball), Heidi Cavallo (Softball), and Wilhelmenia Harrison (Bowling). Kenneth Giles (Men’s Track) and Ronda Berard (Women’s Track) were promoted from interim to full-time head coaches in their respective sports. Giles’ cross country and track teams have dominated the MEAC. Adrian has orchestrated the steady progress of the football team, which came within a game of capturing its first MEAC title in 2007. Evans led the Spartans to the MEAC Tournament championship game in his second year. Clark and Cavallo helped guide their teams to runner-up finishes at the MEAC championships in their respective sports in 2008. Harrison guided the bowling team to its first MEAC Southern Division regular-season championship in 2008-09 and the No. 19 national ranking in 2009-10. The accomplishments of NSU student-athletes in the classroom since 2005 have been equally impressive.

The number of athletes annually named to the MEAC Commissioner’s All-Academic Team has steadily increased, and now numbers 40 or more each year. The following is a list of accomplishments and improvements the NSU athletics program has experienced since 2005.

Tennis player Stepanka Velebova (left) is presented with the 2009 Scholar Athlete of the Year Award by NSU Professor Dr. Norma Brumage. Velebova was one of 42 NSU members of the 2009 MEAC All-Academic Team.

Academics • Had 36 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2005-06 • Had 34 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2006-07 • Had 42 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2007-08 and 2008-09 • Had 40 student-athletes (sophomores or higher) named to MEAC All-Academic team (min. GPA: 3.0) in 2009-10 • Increased student-athlete graduation success rate from 40% to 60% • Won the inaugural Division I Football Championship Subdivision Academic Progress Rate Award for having the MEAC’s highest cumulative APR for the 2008-09 school year • David Kemboi was one of 50 student-athletes nationwide named to the 2006-07 Division I Men’s Cross Country All-Academic team as selected by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Administrative • Hired a full-time assistant sports information director (January 2007) • Hired a full-time athletics academic coordinator (March 2008) • Hired a full-time strength and conditioning coach (August 2008) • Hired an associate athletics director for development (August 2009) • Hired an assistant athletics director for academic services, an assistant compliance coordinator and an additional athletic trainer (August 2010) • Developed comprehensive gender-equity and catastrophic incident guideline plans


Football Attendance • Ranked 20th in Division I FCS (I-AA) in 2005 • Ranked 23rd in Division I FCS (I-AA) in 2006 • Ranked 7th in Division I FCS (I-AA) in 2007 • Had the 2nd and 3rd-largest crowds in Dick Price Stadium history in 2007: vs. Hampton (27,756) and vs. Virginia State (26,970) • Set a stadium record in average attendance in 2007 (17,220 average for 6 games) Men’s Basketball • Won 16 games in 2007-08, a five-win improvement over the previous year • Competed in the conference championship game in 2009 for the first time since joining the MEAC Cross Country • Won nine of the last 10 MEAC men’s titles, including a conference-record seven straight from 2000-06 • Sent a runner to the NCAA Division I National Cross Country Championship for the first time in school and MEAC history in 2006 (David Kemboi) • Won the school’s first-ever MEAC women’s title in 2009

Track & Field • Became first MEAC men’s track program to win both the indoor and outdoor conference championships for five consecutive academic years (2006-10) • Had two athletes (Marlon Woods, Corey Vinston) earn NCAA Division I All-American status in the same championship meet for the first time in school history in 2009 • Won the school’s first MEAC women’s indoor championship in 10 years in 2010

Facilities • Renovated weight room in Gill Gymnasium in 2005, increasing size of existing room and purchasing new equipment • Completed softball field renovations in 2007-08, including construction of a press box, dugouts and restrooms • Replaced the outfield wall at Marty L. Miller Baseball Field (summer 2007) • Completed refurbishing of women’s sports locker rooms in Gill Gymnasium (fall 2008) • Renovated the Joseph G. Echols Memorial Hall basketball arena to add new chair-back seating (August 2008 and 2009) • Renovated and resurfaced the Dick Price Stadium track (summer 2010) Program Awards • Won the last six MEAC men’s all-sports awards (Talmadge ` Layman Hill Award) and earned the NSU Athletics Department $145,000 from 2005-10 • Had the baseball, men’s basketball and football teams all post winning records in 2007-08 for the first time in the Division I era Media Exposure • Transitioned the department’s web site from the www.nsu.edu domain to a new and improved web site, www.nsuspartans.com, in the fall of 2007 • Hosted the school’s first two nationally-televised softball games in 2007 and 2008 • Had six sporting events televised on ESPN networks (thee football games, two men’s basketball, one softball) in 2007-08, most in school history • Had five sporting events televised on ESPN networks (three football games, two men’s basketball) in 2008-09 • Began airing a weekly radio show, Inside Spartan Sports, on Fox Sports affiliate WXTG 102.1 FM in January 2009 • Conducted live video streaming for the first time in 2009-10, broadcasting 16 athletic events on the department’s web site • Had two men’s basketball plays featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays on February 22, 2010 • Redesigned the school’s current web site again in the summer of 2010

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Football • Matched 2005 and 2006 win total (8-14) in 2007 with a record of (8-3) • Record 10 NSU players named All-MEAC in 2007 • Pete Adrian named NSU’s first MEAC Football Coach of the Year in 2007 • Earned school’s first-ever national FCS national ranking in 2007, reaching as high as 23rd • Had its first NFL draftee since 1996 when Don Carey was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the sixth round of the 2009 draft • Had three members of the 2009 team sign professional contracts – Chris Bell (New Orleans Saints), Terrell Whitehead (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Dennis Brown (CFL’s Calgary Stampeders)

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MEAC

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) enters its 41st year of operation heading into the 2010-11 academic school year. The MEAC is made up of 13 outstanding historically black institutions across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman University, Coppin State University, Delaware State University, Florida A&M University, Hampton University, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, Norfolk State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, Savannah State University and South Carolina State University.

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HISTORY

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In 1969, a bold ad hoc group of innovators long associated with intercollegiate athletics met in Durham, N.C., to discuss the feasibility of organizing a new conference. Dissected from these discussions, a steering and planning committee was formed to fully investigate the idea, present a detailed report with recommendations to interested collegiate institutions, and then construct a workshop to outline proposals. After adopting a program, seven institutions (Delaware State College, Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina Central University and South Carolina State College) agreed to become the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Its major objective was to establish, organize and supervise an intercollegiate athletic program among a compact group of educational institutions of high academic standards and with a sound philosophy of co-curricular activities. The conference agreed to seek Division I status for its sports. The conference was confirmed in 1970, kicking off its first season of competition in football in 1971. In 1978, a milestone was reached when the MEAC selected Kenneth A. Free to be its first full-time commissioner. Free served the conference for 18 years before stepping down in May of 1996. In July of 1996, Charles S. Harris was named commissioner and served in the capacity until April 2002. On September 1, 2002, Dr. Dennis E. Thomas was named the commissioner and has served in the position for nine years. The conference’s first expansion occurred in October 1979 when BethuneCookman College and Florida A&M University were voted into the MEAC as new members. Original members Morgan State, North Carolina Central and Maryland Eastern Shore withdrew from the conference at the end of the 1979-80 fiscal year. Maryland Eastern Shore was readmitted in 1981 and Morgan State returned in 1984. Florida A&M opted to resign in 1984 but rejoined the conference in 1986. Coppin State College was granted admittance in 1985, becoming the ninth member institution. The MEAC expanded again in the 1990’s with the inclusion of Hampton University (1995) and Norfolk State University (1997). The conference expanded in 2007 adding Winston-Salem State University. Following the 2009-10 academic/athletic season Winston-Salem State withdrew from the conference and returned to Division II. On July 1, 2010 the MEAC made its final expansion with the admittance of North Carolina Central and Savannah State University. On June 8, 1980, the MEAC was classified as a Division I conference by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Prior to that year the conference operated as a Division II conference. The following month the MEAC received an automatic qualification to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. Currently, the conference has automatic qualifying bids for NCAA postseason play in baseball (since 1994), men’s basketball (since 1981), women’s basketball (since 1982), football (since 1996), softball (since 1995), men and women’s tennis (since 1998), and volleyball (since 1994). The MEAC initiated cross country in 1980 and North Carolina A&T earned the inaugural men’s crown. The first women’s cross country championship took place a year later with Howard winning the first of its seven titles. Indoor Track and Field was also added in 1981 with South Carolina State capturing the men’s title and Howard winning the women’s crown. Tennis and golf returned as MEAC governed sports in 1981, after a five-year hiatus. South Carolina State won all seven of the conference’s golf championships from 1972-1983 before the sport was discontinued after the 1983 championship. Morgan State dominated the conference in wrestling winning 13 of 24 conference championships during the sports tenure (1972-1995). Baseball, which began in 1972, was discontinued following the 1977 season. It was brought back as a MEAC governed sport along with women’s volleyball in 1983. Women’s softball became a MEAC sanctioned sport in 1992. Bowling was officially sanctioned as a MEAC sport in 1999. Before that season, the MEAC was the first conference to secure NCAA sanctioning for women’s bowling by adopting the club sport prior to the 1996-97 school year.

SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS The MEAC has enjoyed tremendous athletic success over the years. In 2008, Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) defeated Arkansas State 4-2 to win the NCAA Women’s Bowling National Championship, a first for the conference and institution. With the victory, Lady Hawks’ head coach Sharon Brummell became the first female head coach to win a NCAA bowling title. In men’s basketball, UMES became the first historical black college/university to participate in the 1974 National Invitational Tournament (NIT). The Hawks defeated Manhattan, 84-81, in the first round before falling to Jacksonville by two points in the second round. Before the Jacksonville loss UMES had the best record in the nation at 27-1. That same year, Morgan State won the NCAA College Division II National Championship and junior Marvin “The Human Eraser” Webster was named the Division II Player of the Year. The 1981 tournament champion Howard Bison became the first MEAC team to play in the NCAA Division I Basketball Championship. Coppin State and Hampton made history in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament with first-round victories. The No. 15 seeded Coppin State defeated No. 2 South Carolina in 1997 and No. 15 seeded Hampton defeated No. 2 Iowa State in 2001. Both victories ranked among the Top 10 greatest tournament upsets of all-time by ESPN’s SportsCenter.

In women’s basketball, South Carolina State won the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Division II National Championship in 1979. In 1982, Howard became the first MEAC women’s team to participate in the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. South Carolina State earned the conference’s bid in 1983 and became the first MEAC team, men or women, to win an opening-round game in the NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament. The No. 14 North Carolina A&T Lady Aggies faced No.3 Florida State in the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. The 14th seed was the highest seed earned by a MEAC women’s basketball program since the inception of the 64-team bracket in 1994. The Lady Aggies defeated Wake Forest and Charlotte before falling to Miami in the third round of the 2010 Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT). North Carolina A&T became the first MEAC team and historical black college/university to win two consecutive basketball games in a national postseason tournament. In football, the MEAC was instrumental in constructing the Freedom Bowl AllStar Classic, the Heritage Bowl, and the Gold Bowl. Prior to Division I competition, the MEAC competed in the Gold Bowl held in Richmond, Va., which matched the MEAC champion against the champion of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA). South Carolina State represented the MEAC in 1976 and 1979, winning both outings over Winston-Salem State and Norfolk State respectively. In addition to the 1976 and 1979 crowns, South Carolina State won MEAC football titles in 1974-78, 1980-83, 1994, 2004, 2008 and 2009. During the 1981 and 1982 seasons they reached the second round of the I-AA championships. In outdoor track and field, North Carolina Central won the first three MEAC outdoor titles and finished fourth in the 1974 NCAA Division I Men’s Outdoor Track and Field Championship. NCCU’s Larry Black was a member of the 1972 Olympic 400-meter relay team that won the gold medal. He won the silver medal in the 200-meter dash. MEAC women began outdoor track and field conference competition in 1980. In 1982, South Carolina State won the AIAW Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championship. The MEAC has showcased over 27 athletes in the Olympics and 11 have earned medals during the Summer Games. In 2003, Florida A&M became the first MEAC school to win a volleyball match in the NCAA Championship, with a first-round win over Winthrop. In 2004, the Lady Rattlers became the first historically black college/university to rank in the Top 25 of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national poll. South Carolina State’s women’s tennis team earned the conference’s first Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) ranking in a 2005 final poll reaching a No. 72 ranking. In softball, Bethune-Cookman earned the conference’s first-ever at-large bid to the NCAA Softball Championship in 2005. The Lady Wildcats defeated Florida, Central Florida and South Florida in the Florida Regional to become the first MEAC school to win a NCAA Division I Softball Regional. Bethune-Cookman ended the 2005 season with the conferences’ first-ever rankings in the final softball polls, reaching No. 18 in the NFCA/USA Today Coaches poll and No. 23 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Poll. Florida A&M was the first MEAC baseball team to advance to NCAA postseason play in 1994. The Rattlers took on Southeastern Louisiana in a best of three play-in series, falling after two games, 11-10 and 8-7. During the 2002 campaign, the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats advanced to the Gainesville Regional and became the first MEAC team to win in the NCAA Tournament with a 7-4 victory over Florida International. The Wildcats had previously lost to Florida in their first game 13-1 and were eliminated from the regional with a 21-10 loss in their second matchup against the Gators.

MEAC Volleyball Champions >>ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS Year 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Champion Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Morgan State Florida A&M Morgan State Morgan State Florida A&M Florida A&M Howard Howard Morgan State Howard S.C. State Howard Howard Delaware St. Howard Delaware St. Howard

Outstanding Coach Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Tony Trifonov Ramona Riley-Bozier Tony Trifonov Ramona Riley-Bozier Ramona Riley-Bozier Pamela Riley Pamela Riley Linda Spencer Linda Spencer Ramona Riley Linda Spencer Charlene Myers Linda Spencer Linda Spencer Mary Lamb Cynthia Debnam Mary Lamb Cynthia Debnam

Runner-Up Md. Eastern Shore Md. Eastern Shore Md. Eastern Shore Morgan State North Carolina A&T Morgan State Md. Eastern Shore Morgan State Morgan State Florida A&M Morgan State North Carolina A&T Florida A&M Morgan State Morgan State Morgan State Florida A&M Florida A&M Morgan State Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M Md. Eastern Shore North Carolina A&T Md. Eastern Shore North Carolina A&T


MEAC PRESEASON PREDICTIONS 2010 MEAC Volleyball Preseason Predicted Order of Finish (First Place Votes in Parenthesis) Pts.

1. Maryland Eastern Shore (20) 2. Delaware State (2) 3. Morgan State 4. Howard 5. Hampton 6. Coppin State

258 pts. 198 pts. 166 pts. 151 pts. 148 pts. 113 pts.

Southern Division

Pts.

1. Florida A&M (18) 2. Bethune-Cookman (2) 3. South Carolina State (2) 4. Norfolk State 5. North Carolina A&T

251 pts. 189 pts. 186 pts. 161 pts. 143 pts.

2010 MEAC Volleyball Preseason Team Preseason Player of the Year: Gazelle d’Artois, Howard Name

Pos.

Cl.

School

Hometown

Christine Edwards Gazelle d’Artois Erica Tajchman Samantha Chukwura Bella Jade Romero Susan Egoavil

OH OH OH MB S L

Jr. Sr. Sr. RSr. So. Sr.

UMES HOW DSU UMES UMES FAMU

Lakewood, Calif. Newhall, Calif. Omaha, Neb. Brooklyn, N.Y. Arlington, Texas Lima, Peru

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NSU VOLLEYBALL RECORDS Individual Records Kills Match: 26 (5 sets) – Amanda Johnson vs. Howard, 10/17/03 Season: 307 – April Johnson, 1996 Career: 879 – Kim Mumford, 1992-95

Kill Attempts

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Match: 69 (4 sets) – Stacey Williams vs. Coppin Sate, 9/26/03 Season: 902 – April Johnson, 1996 Career: 2,533 – Yolanda Roberts, 2005-2008

Block Assists

11. Allison Millette (1989-92) 12. Kim Mumford (1992-95) 13. Kristen Burt (2009-present) 14. Breanna Allums (2008-09) 15. Regina Youkin (1993-96)

Match: 36 vs. Delaware State, 11/1/97 Season: 234, 2006

Blocks Solo

Digs Match: 129 vs. St. Augustine’s, 9/29/96 Season: 2,025, 1996

Service Aces

Career Leaders

Match: 10 – Yolanda Roberts vs. Winston-Salem State, 9/29/06 Season: 55 – Regina Younkin, 1996 Career: 243 – Dianne Harris, 1992-95

Kills

Assists Match: 55 – (5 sets) Afreya Allen vs. Howard, 10/17/03 Season: 818 – Solange Honore, 2008 Career: 1,971 – Solange Honore, 2006-09

Blocks Solo Match: 9 – Jennell Holloman vs. Maryland Eastern Shore, 9/7/97 Season: 63 – Dianne Harris, 1993 Career: 117 – Dianne Harris, 1992-95 Block Assists Match: 11 – Samoria Kelsey vs. Delaware State, 11/1/97 Season: 69 – Karina Moore, 2005 Career: 133 – Chanel Barnes, 2003-06

1. Kim Mumford (1992-95) 2. Yolanda Roberts (2005-08) 3. Kami Jackson (1991-94) 4. Holly Gray (1993-95) 5. Dianne Harris (1992-95) 6. Chanel Barnes (2003-06) 7. Regina Younkin (1993-96) 8. Shea Kersey (2003-06) 9. April Johnson (1995-98) 10. Elayne Greer (2008-09) 11. Afreya Allen (2003-06) 12. Angie Clewis (2008-09) 13. Chantel Cherry (2005-2007) 14. Breanna Allums (2008-09) 15. Shardonay Blueford (2005-08)

Kill Attempts Match: 230 vs. Fayetteville State 11/3/96 Season: 4,196, 1996

Assists

Team Records Kills Match: 72 vs. Howard, 10/17/03 Season: 1,314, 1993

Service Aces Match: 32, recorded twice Season: 385, 1995

Match: 60 vs. Coppin State, 11/15/03 Season: 1,084, 1993

879 786 719 668 607 437 425 417 403 388 373 361 343 319 292

Service Aces 1. Dianne Harris (1992-95) 2. Regina Youkin (1993-96) 3. Kim Mumford (1992-95) 4. Holly Gray (1993-95) 5. Yolanda Roberts (2005-08) 6. Kami Jackson (1991-94) 7. Solange Honore (2006-09) 8. Aricka Spellman (1991-94) 9. Annette Burris (1990-93) 10. April Johnson (1995-98) 11. Afreya Allen (2003-06) 12. Shea Kersey (2003-06) 13. Donnetta Fisher (1993-96) 14. Lisa Roach (1990-93) 15. Chanel Barnes (2003-06)

Digs Match: 29 – April Johnson vs. Virginia Union, 10/23/96 Season: 449 – April Johnson, 1996 Career: 810 – Kim Mumford, 1992-95

Assists

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Blocks Solo Match: 27 vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore, 9/7/97 Season: 267, 1993

1. Solange Honore (2006-09) 2. Dianne Harris (1992-95) 3. Afreya Allen (2003-06) 4. Nicole Kessner (2008-present) 5. Holly Gray (1993-95) 6. Cicely Hocker (1994-97) 7. Natasha Harvey 8. Angie Moretto (1988-91) 9. Janelle Ross (1996-99) 10. Shea Kersey (2003-06)

243 192 191 151 136 130 129 111 100 85 84 78 74 69 58

1,971 1,514 1,447 1,285 1,087 552 411 165 161 107

Note: Statistics prior to 1991 and for the 1998 and 2000 seasons are unavailable.

1. Dianne Harris (1992-95) 2. Holly Gray (1993-95) 3. Kim Mumford (1992-95) 4. Afreya Allen (2003-06) 5. Karina Moore (2005-2006) 6. Regina Younkin (1993-96) 7. Lisa Roach (1990-93) 8. Annette Burris (1990-93) 9. Kami Jackson (1991-94) 10. Jennell Holloman (1996-99) 11. Vanessa Blyden (1995-96) 12. April Johnson (1995-98)

102 95 74 69 59

117 107 91 84 78 52 47 38 35 31 28 27

Block Assists 1. Chanel Barnes (2003-06) 2. Karina Moore (2005-2006) 3. Shea Kersey (2003-06) 4. Dianne Harris (1992-95) 5. Yolanda Roberts (2005-08) 6. Elayne Greer (2008-09) 7. Angie Clewis (2008-09) 8. Holly Gray (1993-95) 9. Solange Honore (2006-09) 10. Afreya Allen (2003-06) 11. Lisa Roach (1990-93) 12. Regina Youkin (1993-96) 13. Kim Mumford (1992-95) 14. Breanna Allums (2008-09) 15. Charlotte Armstead (2009-p)

133 122 100 102 98 94 93 85 79 76 74 65 56 52 47

Digs 1. Kim Mumford (1992-95) 2. Solange Honore (2006-09) 3. Regina Youkin (1993-96) 4. Yolanda Roberts (2005-08) 5. Shea Kersey (2003-06) 6. April Johnson (1995-98) 7. Abaina Farrell (2005-2007) 8. Afreya Allen (2003-06) 9. Cicely Hocker (1994-97) 10. Dianne Harris (1992-95) 11. Kami Jackson (1991-94) 12. Aricka Spellman (1991-94) 13. Shardonay Blueford (2005-08) 14. Nicole Kessner (2008-present) 15. Holly Gray (1993-95) Bold: Indicates active players.

810 803 754 726 610 593 584 502 429 386 380 354 350 341 335


Women’s VolleybAll 2010 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE DAY

DATE

AUGUST Sat. 24 Fri. 27 Sat.

28

Tues.

31

SEPTEMBER Fri. 3 Sat. 4 Fri. Sat.

10 11

Fri. Sat.

17 18

Sat.

25

OCTOBER Sat. 2

Charlotte Armstead

Mon. Fri. Mon. Wed. Sun. Tues. Fri. Sun. Wed. Thurs.

4 8 11 13 17 19 22 24 27 28

NOVEMBER Sun. 7 Wed. 10 Fri. 12 Sun. 14 Fri.-Sun.19-21

OPPONENT

LOCATION

GREEN & GOLD SCRIMMAGE PROVIDENCE ! NAVY ! UNC GREENSBORO ! KENT STATE ! at Hampton

Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Hampton, Va.

at Radford @ vs. Canisius @ vs. East Tennessee State @ vs. USC Upstate $ at Coastal Carolina $ vs. The Citadel $ vs. Gardner-Webb # at UNC Greensboro # vs. Morgan State # DAVIDSON % DELAWARE STATE %

Radford, Va. Radford, Va. Radford, Va. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va.

vs. Coppin State ^ at Maryland Eastern Shore ^ FLORIDA A&M* at North Carolina A&T* SAVANNAH STATE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* BETHUNE-COOKMAN* JAMES MADISON NORTH CAROLINA A&T* NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL at South Carolina State* at Savannah State

Princess Anne, Md. Princess Anne, Md. Norfolk, Va. Greensboro, N.C. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Norfolk, Va. Orangeburg, S.C. Savannah, S.C.

2 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.

at North Carolina Central HAMPTON at Bethune-Cookman* at Florida A&M* MEAC Championship

Durham, N.C. Norfolk, Va. Daytona Beach, Fla. Tallahassee, Fla. Baltimore, Md.

3 p.m. 6 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA

Home match in BOLD played at Joseph Echols Hall All times Eastern * – Denotes MEAC match ! – Spartan Classic @ - Radford University Invitational # - UNC Greensboro Spartan Spiketacular $ - Coastal Carolina Classic % - Spartan Invitational ^ - UMES Invitational

TIME 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 4 p.m. 6 p.m.

5 p.m. Noon 5 p.m. 4 p.m. Noon 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

2010 NSU Volleyball Media Guide  

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