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2005 Park University Fall Sports Guide Table of Contents Introduction/Quick Facts........................................................................... 1 Welcome Letter From Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts........................................ 2 Athletic Staff................................................................................................ 3 Men’s Soccer Season Preview, Coaches, Honors and Awards.................... 4 Men’s Soccer Schedule, Roster.................................................................... 5 Meet the Men’s Soccer Team....................................................................... 6 Men’s Soccer 2004 In Review..................................................................... 7 Women’s Soccer Season Preview, Coaches................................................. 8 Women’s Soccer Schedule, Roster, Honors and Awards............................ 9 Meet the Women’s Soccer Team................................................................10 Women’s Soccer 2004 In Review...............................................................11 Women’s Volleyball Season Preview, Coaches, Honors and Awards........12 Women’s Volleyball Schedule, Roster........................................................13 Meet the Women’s Volleyball Team...........................................................14 Women’s Volleyball 2004 In Review......................................................... 15 Cross Country Season Preview, Coaches, Honors and Awards.................16 Cross Country Schedule, Roster, 2004 In Review.....................................17 Meet the Cross Country Teams..................................................................18 The Breckon Sports Center........................................................................19 Pirate Athletic Facilities............................................................................. 20

Sports Information The 2005 Park University Fall Sports Guide is designed to assist members of the media in their coverage of Pirate Athletics. Your sports information contact for the 2005 season is Sports Information Director Jerod Dahlgren. All interviews with coaches and student-athletes must be coordinated through the SID (Phone: 816-584-6490, E-mail: jerod.dahlgren@park.edu) at least a day in advance. Photographs, feature ideas and statistics are available through the sports information office. Updated news, results and statistics are also available on the Internet at www.park.edu/athletic.

Primary Media Outlets Kansas City Star........................................................................816-234-4355 8320 North Oak, Suite 201, Kansas City, MO 64118...... Fax: 816-234-4360 David Boyce....................................................................dboyce@kcstar.com Platte Sun Gazette..................................................................... 816-781-1044 963 West Liberty, Liberty, MO 64068..............................Fax: 816-781-1755 Joe Cook...........................................................jcook@sunpublications.com Press Dispatch...........................................................................816-454-9660 7007 NW Parvin Road, Kansas City, MO 64117.............. Fax: 816-414-3331 Kevin Goodwin..........................................kgoodwin@dispatchtribune.com Ben McClanahan................................. bmcclanahan@dispatchtribune.com WDAF Fox 4.............................................................................816-753-4567 3030 Summit, Kansas City, MO 64108............................ Fax: 816-561-4181 Frank Boal ................................................................... frboal@wdaftv4.com

Quick Facts Location................................................................................... Parkville, Mo. Founded..................................................................................................1875 Nationwide Enrollment.......................................................................24,272 President................................................................Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts Affiliation............................................................................ NAIA Division I Region........................................................................................................ IV Conference...................................Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Nickname.............................................................................................Pirates Colors................................................................................ Canary and Wine Basketball/Volleyball Facility........................Breckon Sports Center (1,500) Soccer Facility................................................................. Julian Field (1,360) Baseball Facility....................................................................... Comfort Field Softball Facility.................................................................Park Softball Field Director of Athletics..............................................................Claude English Faculty Athletic Representative...................................... Dr. Brian Hoffman Sports Information Director..................................................Jerod Dahlgren Office Phone.............................................................................816-584-6490 Office Fax.................................................................................. 816-584-6751 E-mail.....................................................................jerod.dahlgren@park.edu Athletics Phone.........................................................................816-584-6425 Athletics Web Site......................................................www.park.edu/athletic

Athletic Phone Directory Office of Intercollegiate Athletics.............................................816-584-6425 Director of Athletics.................................................................816-584-6492 Sports Information...................................................................816-584-6490 Athletic Training.......................................................................816-584-6353 Baseball..................................................................................... 816-584-6746 Cross Country..........................................................................816-584-6488 Men’s Basketball.......................................................................816-584-6438 Men’s Soccer.............................................................................816-584-6487 Men’s Volleyball........................................................................ 816-584-6763 Softball......................................................................................816-584-6443 Track & Field............................................................................816-584-6488 Women’s Basketball.................................................................. 816-584-6491 Women’s Golf...........................................................................816-584-6238 Women’s Soccer.......................................................................816-584-6408 Women’s Volleyball..................................................................816-584-6493

Credits The 2005 Park University Fall Sports Guide was designed, written and edited by Sports Information Director Jerod Dahlgren, with editing assistance from the Park athletic staff. The guide was printed by ProPrint of North Kansas City, Mo. On the cover (L-R): Maria Ruiz (Women’s Soccer), Gabriela Carvalho (Women’s Volleyball), Chriss Allred (Cross Country) and Henok Belayneh (Men’s Soccer).

KCTV CBS 5............................................................................913-677-5555 PO Box 5555, Kansas City, MO 64109.............................Fax: 913-677-7243 Leif Lisec......................................................................newsdesk@kctv5.com KMBC ABC 9........................................................................... 816-221-9999 1049 Central, Kansas City, MO 64105............................. Fax: 816-421-4163 Len Dawson......................................... ldawson@thekansascitychannel.com KSHB NBC 41...........................................................................816-753-4141 4720 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64112.........................Fax: 816-932-4145 Jack Harry...........................................................harry@nbcactionnews.com

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Introduction

Welcome to Park University

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    I am pleased you have shown interest in Park University athletics. Your support of Pirate athletics is integral to our success. As proud participants in the NAIA Champions of Character initiative, our athletic staff, coaches and student-athletes place a strong emphasis on the true spirit of competition through respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and exemplary sportsmanship. By way of these values, Park athletics will continue to strive for athletic achievement and academic excellence by its Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts outstanding student-athletes. President Academically, Park University celebrates 130 years of excellence in educating students. We are recognized as an innovative, progressive higher learning institution because of our historical academic reputation and our delivery of education through both face-to-face and Online instruction. We are proud of our liberal learning emphasis and the ever-expanding diversity of professional study programs in business, information technology, broadcasting and communications, nursing, sports medicine and education, as well as our graduate programs. Park University’s international student learner population continues to expand, which creates a valuable, multicultural learning environment. Park University’s educational strength is accomplished through our vision to prepare our students to improve the future in a rapidly changing global economy. Park University’s motto is as real to us today as it was to student learners 130 years ago: Fides et Labor (faith and labor). We promote faith in self and a willingness to work. We will never expect more out of our students than we expect from ourselves. With that willingness to work instilled in our student-athletes, I know they will continue to excel on and off the field. I look forward to seeing you this season to join me in saying, “Go Pirates!”

Kindest regards,

Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts, President

University Facts Founded: 1875 Location: Parkville, Mo. An historic town on the Missouri River, 15 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., 20 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. Nationwide Enrollment: 24,272 Freshman Class Average: GPA 3.2, ACT 20.1, 83 percent in top half of their senior class. Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Diverse Population: Students represent 49 states and over 106 countries. Financial Aid: More than 85 percent of undergraduate students who qualify receive some form of financial aid. These include loans, grants, and work-study positions. Accreditation: Commission on the Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Missouri State Board of Nursing have accredited the Nursing Department.

Park University’s most recognizable landmark, Mackay Hall, was constructed in 1893. Interestingly, all labor was performed by students.

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Introduction

Athletic Staff and Head Coaches

Claude English

Jerod Dahlgren

Kelly DeFeo

Vice President of Student Services

Director of Athletics

Sports Information Director

Women’s Golf

Pat Fayard

Cory Frederick

Michael Frey

Ken Hefner

Men’s Volleyball

Head Athletic Trainer

Women’s Soccer

Clarinda Creighton

Office Manager

Patty Dinges Assistant Athletic Trainer

Jason Kline Men’s Basketball

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Cary Lundy

Joe C. Meriweather

Brian Renshaw

Baseball

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country Track & Field

Efrem Shimlis

Peggy Tuter

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Volleyball

Right to Know -- Enrollment of Students Receiving AthleticallyRelated Aid in 2004-05 In accordance with the federal Right to Know Act, the following chart outlines the number of recipients of athletic grants in each program. The number of athletes is broken down by sex and race. The chart represents the number of students in each area; it does not reflect the dollar amounts of aid granted. Also, those receiving grants for more than one sport are only counted once. N-R A

Amy Reif Softball

M

W

BL M

IN

W

M

AS

W

M

HI

W

M

WH

W

UN

M

W

M

Total

W

M

W

Baseball/Softball

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

2

0

14

13

4

0

22

14

Basketball

5

0

7

11

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

4

0

1

16

17

0

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Golf

--

0

Soccer

--

1

--

0

--

0

--

1

--

3

--

5

11

6

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

4

5

0

1

20

14

Track/CC

1

2

8

5

0

0

0

0

1

0

8

10

2

1

20

18

Volleyball

8

2

0

2

0

0

0

1

0

1

4

10

0

0

12

16

N-R A: Non-Resident Alien; BL: Black, non-Hispanic; IN: Indian/Alaskan Native; AS: Asian/Pacific Islander; HI: Hispanic; WH: White, non-Hispanic; UN: Race/Ethnicity Unknown.

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Season Preview

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The Park University men’s soccer team has a tough act to follow, but head coach Efrem Shimlis is optimistic his squad can continue the excellence in 2005. The Pirates posted a 20-3-1 record in 2004, finishing the regular season ranked No. 4 in the country before advancing to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament. With the graduation of former AllAmericans Justin Boersma, Enock Odede and Chris Lisaka, Shimlis knows his players need to step it up this season to fill the void left by the senior class. “I think the starters that are back will need to take their play to the next level,” Shimlis said. “Players that were on the bench and were waiting for an opportunity, they will now get it. Most importantly, we have some new players coming in that will need to step in and fill the shoes of the guys who left.” The 2005 senior class of Henok Belayneh, Simon Mulama, Felix Makachia and Ross Stride highlights Park’s returning starters. Belayneh, a native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was a second-team allconference selection in 2004, scoring five goals and assisting on four others. Mulama (Kisii, Kenya) earned second-team All-America honors as a junior, starting 20 games in the midfield with three goals and six assists. Makachia (Nairobi, Kenya) returns to lead the defenders after starting 22 games in 2004. Stride, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, scored seven goals and had six assists from the forward position. “This senior class is going to be the group that everyone on the team is going to feed off of,” Shimlis said. Junior Paul McLaughlin is Park’s top returning scorer with 13 goals and 10 assists in 2004. A native of Ballymoney, North Ireland, he was tabbed a second-team All-MCAC selection last season. Junior David Waithaka (Nairobi, Kenya) started 10 games as a sophomore with four goals and five assists, while sophomore Fethalew Ayalew (Toronto, Ontario) rounds out the returning starters. The speedy Ayalew started eight games and had three assists as a midfielder last season. Other returnees include junior Andrew Merrill (Leavenworth, Kan.), sophomore Tatek Teferi (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and sophomore Selvir Abidovic (Zvornik, Bosnia). According to Shimlis, several newcomers are going to be looked upon to step in right away, including freshman goalkeeper Stefan Hirschmann (Ingolstadt, Germany). “In our preseason practices, Stefan has been a vocal leader in the back for us,” Shimlis said. “He is becoming everyone’s favorite because of the energy he brings the team.” Shimlis also noted that he expects senior Daniel Jiregna (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia), sophomore Mirsad Dzilic (Zvornik, Bosnia), as well as local products Matt Semkin (Kansas City, Mo.) and Scott Fields (Kansas City, Mo.) to make immediate contributions as newcomers to the program. Other newcomers include junior Brian Leach (Union, Mo.), junior Gene Wilson (Kearney, Mo.), freshmen Sean Kosedner (Overland Park, Kan.), freshman Daniel Tamerat (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) and Senior Felix Makachia started 22 freshman Milan Ivanovic (Belgrade, Serbia). games as a defender in 2004.

Efrem Shimlis -- Head Coach -- Fifth Season -- 47-41-2 Record Efrem Shimlis enters his fifth season as head coach of the Park University men’s soccer team. He accepted the head coaching position after three years as an assistant coach in the program. Last season, Shimlis led the Pirates to a 20-3-1 record and a No. 4 national ranking in the final poll of the year. En route to guiding Park to the second round of the NAIA National Tournament in 2004, Shimlis’ squad captured the MCAC regular season crown, MCAC tournament title and the NAIA Region IV tournament championship. Over his career, Shimlis has compiled a 47-41-2 record. Before his appointment at Park, Shimlis collected a wide range of coaching and professional playing experience. Originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Shimlis also played for the Pirates from 1992-1996. His extensive experience includes playing professionally for the 1997 World Champion Kansas City Attack of the National Professional Soccer League, as well as the Daytona Speed Kings and the Columbus Comets. He has also served as head coach for U-13, U-14 and U-15 Kansas City Blaze teams and in 1997 he served as the Director of Coaching and Programs for Soccer in the Streets in Kansas City, Mo. Shimlis, who resides in Parkville, Mo., earned a bachelor’s degree from Park in history in 1997.

Timothy Kibune -- Assistant Coach -- Third Season Timothy Kibune is in his third season as an assistant soccer coach for the men’s soccer program at Park University. Before coming to Park, Kibune served as a student assistant coach at St. Gregory’s University. As a teenager, he played in the Kenyan Premier League and won a national championship. As a representative of Kenya, Kibune played in the Champions League and in the East and Central Africa Regional Tournaments. A 2002 graduate of St. Gregory’s, Kibune is working toward a Master’s in Business Administration at Park.

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2005 Men’s Soccer Schedule Day Sat Fri Sun Tue Sat Wed Tue Sat Wed Sat Mon Thu Sat Mon Wed Thu Sat Fri Sat Tue Fri Sat Wed-Tue

Date Aug. 27 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept.10 Sept.14 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 8 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 20 Oct. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov. 16-22

Opponent Hastings College Morningside College Lindsey Wilson College Doane College Northwestern College William Jewell College Graceland University John Brown University Lindenwood University York College Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bellevue University Newman University Central Christian College Grand View College Baker University Southern Nazarene University MCAC Tournament (Semifinals) MCAC Tournament (Final) Region IV Tournament (Quarterfinals) Region IV Tournament (Semifinals) Region IV Tournament (Finals) NAIA National Tournament

Location Hastings, Neb. Julian Field St. Charles, Mo. Crete, Neb. Orange City, Iowa Julian Field Lamoni, Iowa Siloam Springs, Ark. St. Charles, Mo. York, Neb. Bartlesville, Okla. Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field Des Moines, Iowa Julian Field Julian Field TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Daytona Beach, Fla.

2005 Men’s Soccer Roster No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 17 18 20 22 23 24

Name Sean Kosedner Stefan Hirschmann James Katajwa Matt Semkin Andrew Merrill Felix Makachia Daniel Jiregna Fethalew Ayalew Tatek Teferi Mirsad Dzilic Milan Ivanovic Ross Stride Gene Wilson Brian Leach David Waithaka Henok Belayneh Paul McLaughlin Simon Mulama Daniel Tamerat Scott Fields Selvir Abidovic

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

Ht. 5-11 6-1 5-7 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-7 5-8 6-1 5-9 5-5 5-8 6-0 6-1 5-9 5-11 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-5

Wt. 195 190 150 145 170 180 160 150 160 190 155 140 155 160 165 150 170 180 150 140 185

Pos. GK GK MF D D D D F MF F MF F D MF MF MF F MF MF D D

2004 Honors and Awards Ricardo Avalos: First-Team All-MCAC; Two-Time MCAC Defensive Player of the Week. Henok Belayneh: Second-Team All-MCAC. Justin Boersma: NAIA Honorable Mention All-American; NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; First-Team All-Region IV; First-Team AllMCAC; MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Oleseh Chuks: First-Team All-MCAC. Saidi Isaac: NAIA Honorable Mention All-American; Region IV Player of the Year; First-Team All-Region IV; MCAC Offensive Player of the Year; First-Team All-MCAC; Two-Time Region IV Player of the Week; TwoTime MCAC Player of the Week.

Previous School Blue Valley H.S. Ludwig Maximilians University Kibuli Secondary School Mesa C.C. Johnson County C.C. Masii H.S. Johnson County C.C. Toronto H.S. Faseledes H.S. Gesamtschule Breddin H.S. Sportska Gimnazija Trinity H.S. Kansas City, Kan. C.C. East Central College Upper Hill H.S. Ethiopia Tikedem H.S. Our Lady of Lourdes H.S. Kisii H.S. Ethiopia Tikedem H.S. Park Hill South H.S. North Kansas City H.S.

Time 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Hometown Overland Park, Kan. Ingolstadt, Germany Kampala, Uganda Kansas City, Mo. Leavenworth, Kan. Nairobi Kenya Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Toronto, Ontario Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Zvornik, Bosnia Belgrade, Serbia Glasgow, Scotland Kearney, Mo. Union, Mo. Nairobi, Kenya Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Ballymoney, N. Ireland Kisii, Kenya Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Kansas City, Mo. Zvornik, Bosnia

Chris Lisaka: NAIA Honorable Mention All-American; First-Team AllRegion IV; First-Team All-MCAC; MCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 4). Paul McLaughlin: Second-Team All-MCAC; MCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 13). Simon Mulama: NAIA Second-Team All-American, First-Team AllRegion IV; Second-Team All-MCAC. Enock Odede: First-Team All-MCAC. David Waithaka: MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Efrem Shimlis: Region IV Coach of the Year; MCAC Coach of the Year.

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Meet the Pirates

#3 Matt Semkin

#4 Andrew Merrill

Fr., 5-9, 145, D Kansas City, Mo.

Jr., 6-1, 170, D Leavenworth, Kan.

#8 Tatek Teferi

#9 Mirsad Dzilic

So., 5-8, 160, MF Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

So., 6-1, 190, F Zvornik, Bosnia

#14 Brian Leach

#15 David Waithaka

Jr., 6-0, 160, MF Union, Mo.

Jr., 6-1, 165, MF Nairobi, Kenya

#0 Sean Kosedner

#1 Stefan Hirschmann

#2 James Katajwa

Fr., 5-11, 195, GK Overland Park, Kan.

Fr., 6-1, 190, GK Ingolstadt, Germany

Fr., 5-7, 150, MF Kampala, Uganda

#5 Felix Makachia

#6 Daniel Jiregna

#7 Fethalew Ayalew

Sr., 6-0, 180, D Nairobi, Kenya

Sr., 5-10, 160, D Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

So., 5-7, 150, MF Toronto, Ontario

#10 Milan Ivanovic

#11 Ross Stride

#12 Gene Wilson

Sr., 5-5, 140, F Glasgow, Scotland

Jr., 5-8, 155, D Kearney, Mo.

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Fr., 5-9, 155, MF Belgrade, Serbia

#17 Henok Belayneh

#18 Paul McLaughlin

Sr., 5-9, 150, MF Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Jr., 5-11, 170, F Balleymoney, N. Ireland

#22 Daniel Tamerat

#23 Scott Fields

Fr., 6-1, 150, MF Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Fr., 5-8, 140, D Kansas City, Mo.

#24 Selvir Abidovic So., 6-5, 185, D Zvornik, Bosnia

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#20 Simon Mulama Sr., 6-0, 180, MF Kisii, Kenya


Men’s Soccer

2004 Men’s Soccer Statistics No. 0 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 00 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 23 24

Player Talcott, Derek Avalos, Ricardo Stride, Ross Merrill, Andrew Makachia, Felix Odede, Enock Ayalew, Fethalew Teferi, Tatek Porter, Shawn Ali, Khalid Dzilic, Admir Isaac, Saidi Chuks, Oleseh Boersma, Justin Waithaka, David Gashaw, Mekete Belayneh, Henok McLaughlin, Paul Mulama, Simon Lisaka, Chris Abidovic, Selvir TEAM Total Opponents

GP GS 3 2 22 22 22 9 10 2 23 22 21 20 16 8 11 4 14 3 3 0 0 0 24 23 23 23 20 20 17 10 24 21 15 12 19 17 22 22 24 23 10 0 24 24 24 24

No. 00 0 1

Player Ali, Khalid Talcott, Derek Avalos, Ricardo TEAM Total Opponents

GP GS 3 0 3 2 22 22 24 24 24 24

G 0 0 7 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 36 4 0 4 1 5 13 3 10 3 0 92 24

A 0 0 6 0 1 10 3 2 8 0 0 5 2 2 5 5 4 10 6 7 1 0 77 19

Min 30:00 241:09 1972:05 0:00 2243:14 2243:14

Pts 0 0 20 0 1 18 5 2 10 0 0 77 10 2 13 7 14 36 12 27 7 0 261 67

G/SH 0.000 0.000 0.152 0.000 0.000 0.167 0.056 0.000 0.100 0.000 0.000 0.350 0.182 0.000 0.250 0.038 0.152 0.206 0.091 0.097 0.429 0.000 0.178 0.121

GOALS GA GAAvg 0 0.000 7 2.612 17 0.776 0 0.000 24 0.963 77 3.628

SH 0 0 46 4 1 24 18 7 10 0 0 103 22 1 16 26 33 63 33 103 7 0 517 199

SOG 0 0 26 2 0 13 11 2 3 0 0 64 9 0 9 11 17 32 14 40 6 0 259 110

SAVES SV Pct 2 1.000 16 0.696 67 0.798 1 1.000 86 0.782 167 0.660

SOG/SH 0.000 0.000 0.565 0.500 0.000 0.542 0.611 0.286 0.300 0.000 0.000 0.621 0.409 0.000 0.563 0.423 0.515 0.508 0.424 0.388 0.857 0.000 0.501 0.553

W 0 2 18 0 20 3

YC 0 0 2 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 2 4 2 2 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 30 30

L 0 1 2 0 3 20

RC 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0

PKM PKA 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 2

T 0 0 1 0 1 1

SHO 0.00 0.00 11.00 0.00 11.00 1.00

2004 Men’s Soccer Results (20-3-1) Day Date Sat Aug. 28 Tue Aug. 31 Sat Sept. 4 Thu Sept. 9 Tue Sept. 14 Thu Sept. 16 Sun Sept. 19 Wed Sept. 22 Sat Sept. 25 Wed Sept. 29 Sat Oct. 2 Fri Oct. 8 Tue Oct. 12 Thu Oct. 14 Sat Oct. 16 Tue Oct. 26 Sat Oct. 30 Fri Nov. 5 Sat Nov. 6 Tue Nov. 9 Fri Nov. 12 Sat Nov. 13 Wed-Tue Nov. 17-23

Opponent Location Record Southern Nazarene University Bethany, Okla. 0-1 Graceland University Julian Field 1-1 Doane College Julian Field 2-1 Benedictine College Atchison, Kan. 3-1 University of St. Mary Leavenworth, Kan. 4-1 Avila University Julian Field 5-1 Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. 6-1 Central Christian College McPherson, Kan. 7-1 Baker University Baldwin City, Kan. 7-1-1 Lindenwood University Julian Field 8-1-1 Newman University Wichita, Kan. 9-1-1 Morningside College Julian Field 10-1-1 York College Julian Field 11-1-1 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Julian Field 12-1-1 William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. 13-1-1 Hastings College Julian Field 14-1-1 Lindsey Wilson College Columbia, Ky. 14-2-1 MCAC Conference Tournament--Semifinals Julian Field #1 Park vs. #4 Central Christian 15-2-1 MCAC Conference Tournament--Final Julian Field #1 Park vs. #2 Newman 16-2-1 NAIA Region IV Tournament--First Round Julian Field #1 Park vs. #8 Ottawa 17-2-1 NAIA Region IV Tournament--Semifinals Julian Field #1 Park vs. #5 Bellevue 18-2-1 NAIA Region IV Tournament--Finals Julian Field #1 Park vs. #2 Morningside 19-2-1 NAIA National Championships Olathe, Kan. First Round--#13 Park vs. #20 Si Tanka 20-2-1 Second Round--#13 Park vs. #4 Auburn Univ. Montgomery 20-3-1

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Time/Results L, 1-4 W, 3-2 (OT) W, 3-0 W, 3-2 (2 OT) W, 3-0 W, 12-0 W, 2-1 W, 6-0 T, 1-1 W, 1-0 W, 1-0 (2 OT) W, 7-1 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 1-0 (2 OT) W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 9-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-1 W, 4-2 W, 8-0 W, 6-1 L, 2-5

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Women’s Soccer

Season Preview

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With a ticket already punched to the NAIA National Tournament, the Park University women’s soccer team has its sights set on bigger goals. Along with the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, Park University will cohost the 2005 and 2006 NAIA National Women’s Soccer Tournaments at the College Boulevard Activities Center in Olathe, Kan. By serving as the host institution, Park earns an automatic bid to each tournament, which will extend the Pirates’ streak of consecutive national tournaments to four and five over the next two years. “I don’t want us to be satisfied with just being in the tournament,” said first-year head coach Ken Hefner. “We know that we will be playing until the end of the season, but our team still has goals to accomplish along the way like winning the conference, region and then chasing a national championship.” Ready to lead that charge is a strong returning class, which led the 2004 Pirates (13-7 overall record) on a 10-game winning streak at the end of the season to capture the MCAC Tournament Title, Region IV Tournament Title and earned a berth in the national tournament. Highlighting the eight returnees is sophomore Maria Ruiz (Madrid, Spain), who in 2004 scored 33 goals, which ranked third in the nation. An Honorable Mention All-American, Ruiz also ranked second on the team with 12 assists. “Anytime you have somebody that is a pure scorer like Maria, your team is enhanced,” Hefner said. “With some of the new players we have added, Maria and our forwards are going to be a very hard group to defend.” In addition to the leadership provided by Ruiz, Hefner will also have the luxury of an experienced senior duo of Kesiann Francis and Kate Johnson. “Kesiann and Kate are three-year starters and have been to the conference, region and national tournament in each of their previous three seasons,” Hefner said. “Their experience in those tournaments will be invaluable to our team.” Francis, a native of Chaguanas, Trinidad, ranked third on the team in scoring in 2004 with 10 goals, starting all 20 games in the midfield. A second-team all-region selection, Francis also had eight assists as a junior. Johnson (Kansas City, Mo.), who was named a Daktronics/NAIA AllAmerica Scholar-Athlete for her efforts in the classroom in 2004, scored three goals and had two assists during her junior season. Returning to play in the midfield are senior Akeela Woods (Toco, Trinidad) and sophomore Laura Baeza (Madrid, Spain). Woods started all 20 games last season, assisting on two goals, while Baeza scored three and assisted on six. “Our midfield is a very hard-working group,” Hefner said. “They look to generate a lot of ball activity and hate losing it. This group might be unnoticeable, but will be very involved.” Junior Amber Pacheco (Kansas City, Mo.) and sophomore Kristin Steiner (St. Louis, Mo.) will bring experience to Park’s core of defenders. Pacheco played in just 10 games in 2004 for the Pirates after suffering an early-season knee injury, but returned in time to play a key role in the conference, region and national tournaments. Steiner started all 20 games and scored two goals and had one assist as a defender. “Our defenders will be more positioned dimensionally than they were before,” Hefner said. “As a cohesive unit, they will be able to control matches and what is going on around them.” Leading a talented group of newcomers are senior Alex Williams (Olathe, Kan.) and junior Michelle Egler (Valley, Neb.), who both transferred to Park from Baker University. “Alex will be an explosive player up top for us and Michelle is going to a vocal leader for us from the back as our keeper,” Hefner said. Other newcomers expected to make immediate impacts are junior Janice Jn Baptiste (Castries, St. Lucia), freshman Meghan Blackmore (Kearney, Mo.), freshman Kitti Katona (Szeged, Hungary), freshman Melissa Gardner (Lake Lotawana, Mo.), freshman Dena Pires (Kelowna, British Columbia) and freshman Ashley McDowell (Tarpon Springs, Fla.).

Ken Hefner -- Head Coach -- First Season, 15th Overall -- 140-120-7 Career Record

Ken Hefner enters his first season at the helm of the Park University women’s soccer program. Hefner ranks as one of the winningest coaches in NAIA history, owning a career NAIA women’s coaching record of 12166-6 in seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson College (1993-1999) and three seasons at Tennessee Wesleyan College (1990-93). His 121 NAIA women’s victories ranked 11th all-time heading into the 2004 season, while his .637 NAIA women’s winning percentage ranked 16th in NAIA history before 2004. Hefner most recently served as the head women’s soccer coach at Arkansas State University for four seasons from 1999-2003. Under his leadership, the Indians posted a four-year record of 19-54-1, including a 7-12 mark in his final season in 2003. Hefner owns an overall women’s career coaching record of 140-120-7 (.537) in 14 seasons. Combined with a 29-18-2 record while coaching the men’s program at Tennessee Wesleyan from 1990-93, he owns an overall coaching record of 169-138-9 (.549). While at Lindsey Wilson, Hefner’s teams advanced to the national tournament twice (1998, 1999) and achieved a final national ranking of fifth following the 1999 season. In seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson, he posted a 93-46-5 record and had 11 players earn NAIA All-America honors. In 1999, Hefner was tabbed to lead a start-up soccer program at Arkansas State, which began play in 2000. His teams qualified for the Sun Belt Conference tournament four years in a row under his guidance and had three players named to the all-conference team from 2000-2003. In addition to Hefner’s success on the field, his players have enjoyed success in the classroom. At Lindsey Wilson, he had 18 academic allconference selections and eight NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes. During his time at Arkansas State, his team owned an overall GPA of 3.0 or better in six of seven semesters while he was at ASU. Hefner, who owns a United States Soccer Federation National “B” License, earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from West Georgia College in 1987. He and his wife, Dawn, have three children, Matthew (19), Megan (18) and Mackenzie (14).

Lynnsey Kimball -- Assistant Coach -- First Season Lynnsey Kimball is in her first season as an assistant women’s soccer coach at Park University. Kimball played three seasons at NCAA Division I University of Utah from 2000-02, taking over the starting goalkeeper role in 2001. As a senior, she ranked sixth in the country in goals against average (.049). Before moving to the Kansas City area, Kimball spent one season as the goalkeeper coach at Lehi High School in Lehi, Utah. Kimball earned her bachelor’s from Utah in exercise and sport science in 2002. Lynnsey and her husband, Stan, have one son, Garrett.

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2005 Women’s Soccer Schedule

Day Sat Tue Fri Tue Thu Sat Wed Tue Sat Wed Fri Sat Mon Sat Wed Fri Fri Sat Tue Fri Sat

Date Aug. 27 Aug. 30 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 8 Sept. 10 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Sept. 30 Oct. 1 Oct. 3 Oct. 8 Oct. 12 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 Nov. 4 Nov. 5

Opponent Hastings College Baker University Morningside College Doane College College of St. Mary Northwestern College William Jewell College Northwest Oklahoma State University John Brown University Newman University Bellevue University York College Oklahoma Wesleyan University Central Christian College Benedictine College Missouri Western State College MCAC Tournament (Semifinals) MCAC Tournament (Final) Region IV Tournament (Quarterfinals) Region IV Tournament (Semifinals) Region IV Tournament (Final)

Location Hastings, Neb. Julian Field Julian Field Crete, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Orange City, Iowa Julian Field Alva, Okla. Siloam Springs, Ark. Julian Field Julian Field York, Neb. Bartlesville, Okla. Julian Field Julian Field St. Joseph, Mo. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Time 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Wed-Tue

Nov. 16-22

NAIA National Tournament

Olathe, Kan.

TBA

2005 Women’s Soccer Roster

No. 0 1 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23

Name Meghan Blackmore Michelle Egler Janice Jn Baptiste Kitti Katona Laura Baeza Kristen Steiner Akeela Woods Alex Williams Virginia Hansen Megan Shmigelsky Melissa Gardner Kesiann Francis Dena Pires Tiana Flewellen Ashley McDowell Maria Ruiz Kate Johnson Amber Pacheco Julia Eshikumo

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

Ht. 5-3 5-9 5-7 5-7 5-7 5-2 5-7 5-7 5-3 5-7 5-1 5-6 5-2 5-5 5-7 5-8 5-5 4-10 5-6

Pos. GK GK D D MF D D F F MF D MF MF MF MF F MF D F

2004 Honors and Awards Sophie Chapman: Second-Team All-Region IV, First-Team All-MCAC. Haley Daniel: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC ScholarAthlete. Julia Eshikumo: Second-Team All-MCAC. Kesiann Francis: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete, Second-Team AllRegion IV; Second-Team All-MCAC. Kate Johnson: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC Scholar-

Previous School Liberty H.S. Baker University Virginia Intermont College Deak Ferenc H.S. Ies Alameda de Osuna Hazelwood Central H.S. Toco Composite Baker University Van Horn H.S. Johnson and Wales University Lee’s Summit North H.S. Chaguanas Senior Comprehensive Ruland Senior Secondary Perris H.S. East Lake H.S. Lordes H.S. Winnetonka H.S. North Kansas City H.S. Nile Road H.S.

Hometown Kearney, Mo. Valley, Neb. Castries, St. Lucia Szeged, Hungary Madrid, Spain St. Louis, Mo. Toco, Trinidad Olathe, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Lake Lotawana, Mo. Chagaunas, Trinidad Kelowna, B.C. Perris, Calif. Tarpon Springs, Fla. Madrid, Spain Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Nairobi, Kenya

Athlete. Maria Ruiz: NAIA Honorable Mention All-American; First-Team All-Region IV; MCAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year; First-Team AllMCAC; Two-Time Region IV Player of the Week; Three-Time MCAC Player of the Week. Akeela Woods: Second-Team All-Region IV. Wes Wade: NAIA Region IV Coach of the Year.

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Women’s Soccer

Meet The Pirates

#0 Meghan Blackmore

#1 Michelle Egler

Fr., 5-3, GK Kearney, Mo.

#3 Janice Jn Baptiste

#4 Kitti Katona

#5 Laura Baeza

Jr., 5-9, GK Valley, Neb.

Jr., 5-7, D Castries, St. Lucia

Fr., 5-7, D Szeged, Hungary

So., 5-7, MF Madrid, Spain

#8 Kristen Steiner

#9 Akeela Woods

So., 5-2, D St. Louis, Mo.

#10 Alex Williams

#11 Virginia Hansen

#13 Megan Shmigelsky

Sr., 5-7, D Toco, Trinidad

Sr., 5-7, F Olathe, Kan.

So., 5-3, F Kansas City, Mo.

Fr., 5-7, MF Kansas City, Mo.

#14 Melissa Gardner

#15 Kesiann Francis

#16 Dena Pires

Sr., 5-6, MF Chagaunas, Trinidad

#17 Tiana Flewellen

#18 Ashley McDowell

Fr., 5-2, MF Kelowna, B.C.

Fr., 5-5, MF Perris, Calif.

Fr., 5-7, MF Tarpon Springs, Fla.

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Fr., 5-1, D Lake Lotawana, Mo.

#19 Maria Ruiz So., 5-8, F Madrid, Spain

#20 Kate Johnson

#21 Amber Pacheco

Sr., 5-5, MF Kansas City, Mo.

#23 Julia Eshikumo

Jr., 4-10, D Kansas City, Mo.

Jr., 5-6, F Nairobi, Kenya

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2004 Women’s Soccer Statistics No 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 15 20 21 22 23

Player Holcomb, Jade Ruiz, Maria Daniel, Haley Baeza, Laura Chapman, Sophie Gardner, Angie Steiner, Kristen Woods, Akeela Hansen, Virginia Francis, Kesiann Johnson, Kate Pacheco, Amber Hogan, Kat Eshikumo, Julia TEAM Total Opponents:

No Player 1 Holcomb, Jade Total: Opponents:

GP GS 20 20 17 17 20 20 17 17 19 19 18 8 20 20 20 20 15 0 20 20 20 18 10 5 18 16 20 18 19 19 20 20

GP GS 20 20 20 20

G 0 33 1 3 8 1 2 0 0 10 3 0 3 14 0 78 39

Min 1820:03 1820:03 1820:03

A 0 12 2 6 2 0 1 2 0 8 2 0 1 13 0 49 19

Pts 0 78 4 12 18 2 5 2 0 28 8 0 7 41 0 205 97

G/SH 0.000 0.344 0.100 0.115 0.211 0.143 0.222 0.000 0.000 0.164 0.158 0.000 0.300 0.359 0.000 0.239 0.147

GOALS GA GAAvg 39 1.929 39 1.929 54 2.835

SH 0 96 10 26 38 7 9 5 2 61 19 5 10 39 0 327 265

SOG 0 61 5 17 22 3 6 2 1 36 7 2 8 25 0 195 141

SAVES SV Pct 102 0.723 102 0.723 117 0.684

SOG/SH 0.000 0.635 0.500 0.654 0.579 0.429 0.667 0.400 0.500 0.590 0.368 0.400 0.800 0.641 0.000 0.596 0.532

YC 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 2 1 0 11 11

RC 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

W 13 13 7

L 7 7 10

T 0 0 0

PKM 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

PKA 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

SHO 3.00 3.00 1.00

2004 Women’s Soccer Results (13-7) Day Date Sat Aug. 28 Wed Sept. 1 Sat Sept. 4 Sat Sept. 11 Thu Sept. 16 Sun Sept. 19 Wed Sept. 22 Sun Sept. 26 Fri Oct. 1 Tue Oct. 5 Fri Oct. 8 Tue Oct. 12 Thu Oct. 14 Sat Oct. 23 Fri Oct. 29 Sat Oct. 30 Sat Nov. 6 Tue Nov. 9 Wed Nov. 10 Wed Nov. 17

Opponent Location John Brown University Julian Field Graceland University Julian Field Doane College Julian Field Lindenwood University Julian Field Benedictine College Atchison, Kan. College of St. Mary Julian Field Central Christian College McPherson, Kan. Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. Newman University Wichita, Kan. Morningside College Julian Field York College Julian Field Oklahoma Wesleyan University Julian Field Baker University Baldwin City, Kan. MCAC Conference Tournament--Newman Omaha, Neb. MCAC Conference Tournament--CSM Omaha, Neb. NAIA Region IV Tournament--First Round Hastings, Neb. #1 Hastings vs. #8 Park NAIA Region IV Tournament--Semifinals Sioux Center, Iowa #8 Park vs. #4 Ottawa NAIA Region IV Tournament--Final Sioux Center, Iowa #8 Park vs. #2 Dordt NAIA National Championship--First Round Santa Barbara, Calif. #19 Park vs. #14 Bethel College

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Record 0-1 0-2 0-3 1-3 1-4 1-5 2-5 3-5 3-6 4-6 5-6 6-6 7-6 8-6 9-6 10-6

Time/Results L, 1-2 (2 OT) L, 0-8 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 (2 OT) W, 9-1 L, 1-6 W, 3-1 W, 5-1 W, 12-0 W, 18-1 W, 6-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-1

11-6

W, 2-0

12-6

W, 3-1

13-6

W, 5-0

13-7

L, 1-2

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Women’s Volleyball

Season Preview

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Coming off one of the best seasons in school history, expectations are high for the 2005 Park University women’s volleyball team. Despite losing four starters and a total of 10 letterwinners from last season’s squad that posted a 25-13 record and advanced to the MCAC Postseason Tournament, Head Coach Peggy Tuter returns a talented nucleus of players for 2005. “We don’t have a lot of depth heading into the season, but we have a solid core of players ready to be leaders,” Tuter said. “We will be a different team this season since we lost such an outstanding hitting group to graduation. This year, we will be more of a defensive oriented team that doesn’t let the ball hit the floor and strives not to make mistakes.” Highlighting the returnees is the sophomore combo of Gabriela Carvalho (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Anna Pfeifer (Kansas City, Mo.). Carvalho, who was named the MCAC Freshman of the Year in 2004, directed the Park offense from the setter position, averaging 11.56 assists and 3.03 digs per game last season. “Gabriela is our quarterback on the court,” Tuter said. “She had a great freshman year and we need her to keep moving forward by continuing to lead our offense and by playing good defense.” Pfeifer is the Pirates’ top returning hitter from a year ago, averaging 2.58 kills per game (.332 hitting percentage) as a freshman. From the middle hitter position, she ranked second on the squad with 0.83 blocks per game. “Anna has definitely improved from last season and will be helped by her off-season shoulder surgery,” Tuter said. “She has become a lot more vocal on the court and is much stronger. I believe if she continues to improve on her offensive positioning, she has the ability to be an all-conference performer for us in the middle.” Other returnees expected to make significant contributions this season include senior Francesca Chavez (Defensive Specialist; Quemado, N.M.), sophomore Brynne Musser (Defensive Specialist; St. Joseph, Mo.) and sophomore Lavinia Vaitai (Outside Hitter; Euless, Texas). Leading the class of five newcomers is NCAA Division II transfer Colleen Mahoney. Mahoney, a native of Overland Park, Kan., played the previous two seasons at Pittsburg State University. As a sophomore in 2004, she ranked second on the Gorilla squad with 3.81 digs per game, as well as averaging 1.72 kills per game. “Colleen’s passing skills and her defense are her strengths, but she will also be a solid, smart hitter for us,” Tuter said. “What she brings to the table talent-wise will make the rest of the players better and raise the bar for the entire team.” Rounding out Park’s newcomers are junior Aigline Yoke (Middle Hitter; Paris, France), freshman Milena Borojevic (Defensive Specialist, Belgrade, Yugoslavia), freshman Mariana Cruz (Rightside Hitter; Sao Paulo, Brazil) and freshman Alison Joens Senior Francesca Chavez averaged 1.4 digs per (Defensive Specialist; Overland Park, Kan.). game in 2004.

Peggy Tuter -- Head Coach -- Sixth Season, 20th Overall -- 460-377 Career Record Peggy Tuter enters her sixth season as the head women’s volleyball coach at Park University. She has compiled a 72-103 record at the helm of the Pirate volleyball program since 2000. Tuter guided the Pirates to one of the best seasons in school history in 2004, posting a 25-13 record en route to qualifying for the MCAC Tournament. The conference coaches honored Tuter following the season as the MCAC Coach of the Year. Her players also succeeded off the court in 2004, with three players earning NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors. In her first season at Park, Tuter notched her 400th career win, which earned recognition by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Tuter came to Park after coaching at the junior college level for Longview Community College in Lee’s Summit, Mo., since 1985. In those 15 years, Tuter acquired a career record of 387-274. Tuter also served as Physical Education Department Coordinator and Instructor at Blue River College in Blue Springs, Mo., during that time. Tuter also has worked as a committee and polling representative for NJCAA District 16. Her professional memberships include the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and the United States Volleyball Association (USA-VB). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State University in 1977 and earned a master’s from CMSU in 1985. Peggy and her husband, Danny, have two children, Jennifer and Jeff.

Melissa Quint -- Assistant Coach -- First Season Melissa Quint enters her first season of her second stint as an assistant women’s volleyball coach at Park University. She previous served in the same capacity during the 2001 season. During her playing days, Quint played for Park head coach Peggy Tuter at Longview Community College, before trasferring and finishing her career at Missouri Western State College. Currently a Special Education Teaching Assistant for the Park Hill School District, Quint earned her bachelor’s in history from Missouri Western in 2003. She is currently pursuing a master of arts in teaching at Park. A native of Kansas City, Mo., Melissa is married to Jason Quint.

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2005 Women’s Volleyball Schedule Day Fri Sat Tue Wed Fri Sat Tue Fri Sat Mon Tue Sat Tue Thu Tue Fri Tue Wed Fri Sat Fri Sat Tue Thu Sat Tue Thu Fri Fri Sat Thu Fri Sat

Date Aug. 26 Aug. 27 Aug. 30 Sept. 7 Sept. 9 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 15 Oct. 21 Oct. 22 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Oct. 29 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 17 Nov. 18 Nov. 19

Opponent Iowa Wesleyan College Tournament Iowa Wesleyan College Tournament Graceland University William Penn University Southwestern College Tournament Southwestern College Tournament Haskell Indian Nations University Bellevue University College of St. Mary Ottawa University Central Christian College College of the Ozarks Newman University Oklahoma Wesleyan University Benedictine College Bellevue University Haskell Indian Nations University William Jewell College Grandview University Tournament Grandview University Tournament MCAC Classic MCAC Classic Oklahoma Wesleyan University University of Saint Mary College of the Ozarks College of St. Mary Peru State College York College MCAC Tournament (Semifinals) MCAC Tournament (Final) Region IV Tournament (Quarterfinals) Region IV Tournament (Semifinals) Region IV Tournament (Final)

Location Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Mt. Pleasant, Iowa Lamoni, Iowa Oskaloosa, Iowa Winfield, Kan. Winfield, Kan. Breckon Sports Center Bellevue, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Breckon Sports Center McPherson, Kan. Breckon Sports Center Wichita, Kan. Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Lawrence, Kan. Liberty, Mo. Des Moines, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence, Kan. Bartlesville, Okla. Breckon Sports Center Point Lookout, Mo. Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Time 3 p.m. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 11 a.m. 9 a.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 11:30 a.m. TBA TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

2005 Women’s Volleyball Roster # 2 3 6 8 9 10 11 18 20 21 24

Name Milena Borojevic Mariana Cruz Brynne Musser Gabriela Carvalho Lavinia Vaitai Colleen Mahoney Francesca Chavez Anna Pfeifer Jessica Pallette Alison Joens Aigline Yoke

Ht. Fr. Fr. So. So. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Yr. 5-5 5-7 5-7 5-8 5-7 5-10 5-6 6-0 6-0 5-6 6-2

Pos. DS RSH/Setter DS Setter OH OH DS MH MH DS MH

2004 Honors and Awards Whitney Abramson: MCAC Scholar-Athlete; MCAC Setter of the Week (Oct.4). Tenysha Brown: Second-Team All-MCAC. Gabriela Carvalho: MCAC Freshmen of the Year; MCAC Setter of the Week (Nov.1). Sugglis Chinchilla: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; Second-Team All-Region IV; First-Team All-MCAC; Region IV Player of the Week (Sept. 7); Two-Time MCAC Player of the Week.

Previous School Southern Arkansas University Colegio Italio Benton H.S. Santanna H.S. Trinity H.S. Pittsburg State University Quemado H.S. St. Pius X H.S. Graceland University Home School Efpo H.S.

Hometown Belgrade, Yugoslavia Sao Paulo, Brazil St. Joseph, Mo. Sao Paulo, Brazil Euless, Texas Overland Park, Kan. Quemado, N.M. Liberty, Mo. Odessa, Mo. Lenexa, Kan. Paris, France

Jilian Creighton: First-Team All-MCAC. Meghaan Fountain: MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Michelle Terry: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC ScholarAthlete. Terra Van Duine: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC ScholarAthlete; MCAC Setter of the Week (Sept. 7); NAIA Region IV Setter of the Week (Sept. 7) Coach Peggy Tuter: MCAC Coach of the Year.

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Women’s Volleyball

Meet The Pirates

#2 Milena Borojevic

#3 Marianna Cruz

Fr., 5-5, DS Belgrade, Yugoslavia

#6 Brynne Musser

#8 Gabriela Carvalho

#9 Lavinia Vaitai

Fr., 5-7, RSH Sao Paulo, Brazil

So, 5-7, DS St. Joseph, Mo.

So., 5-8, Setter Sao Paulo, Brazil

So., 5-7, OH Euless, Texas

#10 Colleen Mahoney

#11 Francesca Chavez

Jr., 5-10, OH Overland Park, Kan.

#18 Anna Pfeifer

Sr., 5-6, DS Quemado, N.M.

So., 6-0, MH Liberty, Mo.

#21 Alison Joens

#24 Aigline Yoke

Fr., 5-6, DS Lenexa, Mo.

Jr., 6-2, MH Paris, France

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Sophomore Anna Pfiefer ranked second on the team in 2004 with 0.83 blocks per game.

Sophomore Lavinia Vaitai averaged 0.44 kills and 0.74 digs per game as a freshman in 2004.

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2004 Women’s Volleyball Statistics ATTACK SET SERVE PASS

#

Player

GP MP

2 Michelle Terry 78 3 Jessica Silliman 125 6 Whitney Abramson 97 7 Tenysha Brown 134 8 Terra Van Duine 129 9 Jilian Creighton 120 10 Gabriela Carvalho 62 11 Francesca Chavez 49 16 Stephanie Blake 11 18 Anna Pfeifer 133 20 Lavinia Vaitai 39 21 Nicci Ward 105 22 Brynne Musser 12 23 Mallory Super 6 24 Meghaan Fountain 3 33 Sugglis Chinchilla 131

TOTALS

K

27 1 36 224 30 14 38 370 37 33 36 360 18 19 21 0 6 6 38 343 16 17 33 0 7 0 4 1 2 1 38 547

K/GM E

TA Pct

0.01 1 6 1.79 91 658 0.14 7 41 2.76 136 798 0.26 6 76 3.00 180 904 0.31 8 69 0.00 0 3 0.55 4 17 2.58 88 769 0.44 10 75 0.00 1 3 0.00 2 2 0.17 0 1 0.33 1 7 4.18 161 1309

135 38 1936 14.34 696 4738

A A/GM TA Pct SA A/GM SE TA Pct

.000 2 .202 49 .171 431 .293 15 .355 466 .199 7 .159 717 .000 0 .118 1 .332 33 .093 12 -0.333 3 -1.000 1 1.000 0 .000 0 .295 22

0.03 21 .000 31 0.39 491 .000 58 4.44 4311 .000 51 0.11 151 .000 0 3.61 4661 .000 45 0.06 71 .000 27 11.56 7171 .000 22 0.00 0 .000 4 0.09 11 .000 0 0.25 331 .000 27 0.31 121 .000 1 0.03 31 .000 27 0.08 11 .000 7 0.00 0 .000 1 0.00 0 .000 1 0.17 221 .000 58

0.40 16 0.46 49 0.53 92 0.00 2 0.35 40 0.23 31 0.35 34 0.08 4 0.00 0 0.20 39 0.03 2 0.26 37 0.58 3 0.17 1 0.33 0 0.44 65

360 479 417 2 564 187 293 59 0 323 6 394 47 14 5 542

RE

TA

.956 24 .898 56 .779 3 .000 8 .929 57 .834 1 .884 2 .932 25 .000 2 .879 11 .667 1 .906 53 .936 2 .929 1 1.000 0 .880 65

212 543 31 50 586 7 2 137 4 64 11 376 14 6 1 803

.262 1759 13.03 1759 1.000 360 2.67 415 3692 .888

311 2847

DEF Pct

.887 185 .897 387 .903 84 .840 81 .903 486 .857 135 .000 188 .818 61 .500 2 .828 113 .909 29 .859 226 .857 18 .833 4 1.000 2 .919 476 .891

BLOCK

DIG D/GM BS BA TOT

2.37 3.10 0.87 0.60 3.77 1.13 3.03 1.24 0.18 0.85 0.74 2.15 1.50 0.67 0.67 3.63

0 7 1 53 2 14 3 0 0 40 2 4 0 0 0 21

GEN B/GM BE BHE

0 0 33 40 9 10 96 149 5 7 36 50 15 18 0 0 1 1 71 111 12 14 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 51 72

0.00 0 0.32 61 0.10 9 1.11 90 0.05 12 0.42 20 0.29 10 0.00 0 0.09 0 0.83 104 0.36 6 0.06 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.33 0 0.55 62

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2477 18.35 147 332 313.0

2.32 374

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2004 Women’s Volleyball Results (25-13) Day Date Thu Sept. 2 Fri Sept. 3 Sat Sept. 4 Wed Sept. 8 Fri Sept. 10 Sat Sept. 11 Wed Sept. 15 Fri Sept. 17 Sat Sept. 18 Wed Sept. 22 Fri Sept. 24 Sat Sept. 25 Tue Sept. 28 Fri Oct. 1 Tue Oct. 5 Fri Oct. 8 Sat Oct. 9 Wed Oct. 13 Fri Oct. 15 Sat Oct. 16 Tue Oct. 19 Thu Oct. 21 Tue Oct. 26 Fri Oct. 29 Sat Oct. 30 Tue Nov. 2 Thu Nov. 4 Frid Nov. 12

Opponent Location Graceland University Breckon Sports Center McPherson College Invitational McPherson, Kan. Oklahoma Wesleyan University McPherson College Invitational McPherson, Kan. South Dakota Tech University Bacone College Bethany College Avila University Kansas City, Mo. Briar Cliff Tournament Sioux City, Iowa Midland Lutheran College MidAmerica Nazarene University Briar Cliff Tournament Sioux City, Iowa Si Tanka University Briar Cliff University Haskell University Lawrence, Kan. Bellevue University Breckon Sports Center College of St. Mary Breckon Sports Center Central Methodist College Fayette, Mo. Culver-Stockton Tournament Canton, Mo. William Penn College Graceland University Culver-Stockton Tournament Canton, Mo. Franciscan University Culver-Stockton College Oklahoma Wesleyan University Bartlesville, Okla. William Jewell College Breckon Sports Center Peru State College Breckon Sports Center MCAC Classic Lawrence, Kan. Bellevue University Central Christian College MCAC Classic Lawrence, Kan. College of the Ozarks Newman University Haskell University Breckon Sports Center St. Mary Tournament Leavenworth, Kan. Lindenwood University Hastings College St. Mary Tournament Leavenworth, Kan. William Jewell College Avila University Newman University Wichita, Kan. Central Christian College McPherson, Kan. Peru State College Peru, Neb. Oklahoma Wesleyan University Breckon Sports Center College of the Ozarks Breckon Sports Center College of St. Mary Omaha, Neb. Benedictine College Atchison, Kan. MCAC Tournament--Semifinals Omaha, Neb. #1 College of St. Mary vs. #4 Park

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Time/Results W, 3-1 (30-24, 30-28, 23-30, 30-25)

2-0

W, 3-0 (30-12, 30-13, 30-19)

3-0 4-0 5-0 6-0

W, 3-0 (30-18, 30-12, 30-10) W, 3-0 (30-16, 30-9, 30-21) W, 3-0 (30-20, 30-16, 30-20) W, 3-1 (31-29, 30-28, 28-30, 30-22)

6-1 7-1

L, 0-3 (22-30, 24-30, 25-30) W, 3-1 (22-30, 30-24, 30-28, 30-25)

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

L, 0-3 (30-32, 20-30, 30-32) L, 1-3 (20-30, 30-23, 25-30, 21-30) W, 3-0 (30-19, 30-9, 30-18) L, 0-3 (30-23, 30-25, 30-27) L, 0-3 (30-21, 30-25, 32-30) W, 3-1 (31-29, 30-24, 28-30, 30-28)

9-6 10-6

L, 2-3 (30-18, 16-30, 30-25, 24-30, 15-7) W, 3-2 (26-30, 30-20, 28-30, 30-22, 15-12)

11-6 11-7 12-7 13-7 14-7

W, 3-0 (30-23, 30-17, 30-25) L, 0-3 (30-17, 30-26, 30-25) W, 3-0 (30-11, 30-11, 30-13) W, 3-1 (30-25, 26-30, 30-26, 30-25) W, 3-0 (30-21, 30-25, 30-19)

15-7 16-7

W, 3-1 (30-22, 30-27, 24-30, 30-27) W, 3-0 (30-15, 30-13, 30-21)

17-7 17-8 18-8

W, 3-1 (30-24, 30-28, 18-30, 30-25) L, 0-3 (30-25, 30-26, 31-29) W, 3-0 (30-8, 30-17, 30-27)

19-8 19-9

W, 3-1 (30-21, 30-22, 26-30, 30-26) L, 1-3 (18-30, 30-23, 30-28, 30-27)

20-9 21-9 22-9 23-9 23-10 24-10 25-10 25-11 25-12

W, 3-1 (30-12, 30-20, 23-30, 30-23) W, 3-0 (30-23, 30-15, 30-26) W, 3-0 (30-23, 30-23, 30-16) W, 3-2 (30-20, 30-15, 29-31, 27-30, 15-12) L, 2-3 (27-30, 18-30, 30-20, 30-28, 15-11) W, 3-0 (30-10, 30-15, 30-21) W, 3-0 (30-23, 30-25, 35-33) L, 0-3 (30-21, 30-19, 30-20) L, 1-3 (30-21, 30-24, 22-30, 30-28)

25-13

L, 0-3 (30-25, 31-29, 30-24)

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Cross Country

Season Preview

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With just three upperclassmen on a squad featuring 19 student-athletes, most coaches would label the 2005 Park University cross country team inexperienced. Head cross country coach Brian Renshaw knows that’s not the case as he returns four talented all-conference performers from Park’s men’s and women’s squads that each finished second at the 2004 MCAC Championships. “With the work ethic of this young team, we will be much improved this year,” Renshaw said. “There is great leadership from our returnee’s, which has translated into a will to succeed from the freshmen.” Sophomore Chris Allred (Hollister, Mo.) will pace the men’s squad after finishing second at last season’s MCAC Championship, earning first-team all-conference honors. Fellow sophomore Crispin Rea (Independence, Mo.) also returns after posting a 14th-place finish at the conference meet, which was good enough for second-team all-conference laurels. Senior Keith Longuski (Ubly, Mich.), who captured 2004 MCAC Individual Medallist honors and qualified for last season’s national meet, will redshirt this season to concentrate on academics. Longuski, who earned NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete honors last season, will still be counted on to provide important leadership during practice and training, according to Renshaw. On the women’s side, junior Becky Tackett (Marshfield, Mo.) returns after earning first-team All-MCAC honors last season with a third-place finish at the conference meet. Tackett was also the Pirates’ highest finisher on the women’s side at the Region IV meet, finishing 19th. Sophomore Sara Pitia (Kansas City, Mo.) rounds out Park’s all-conference returnees as a second-team honoree with a 10th-place finish. In addition to Park’s returnees, Renshaw will welcome 11 freshmen to the squad in 2005. Highlighting the women’s class of newcomers are freshmen Rachel Fessenden (Holt, Mich.) and freshman Dina Yakata (North Kansas City, Mo.). For the men, freshmen Jamie Chatman (Independence, Mo.), James Jensen (Kansas City, Mo.) and Endashaw Yimer (Shashamane, Ethiopia) are all expected to make an immediate impact for the Pirates. Yimer, who competed for Park track and field squad last spring, gained valuable experience by qualifying for the NAIA National Outdoor Championships in the 10,000 meters, posting a 14th-place finish.

Brian Renshaw -- Head Coach -- 15th Season Brian Renshaw enters his 15th season as the head coach of the cross country and track & field programs at Park. In that time, Renshaw has sustained Park’s reputation as a perennial contender in running sports since the early 1980s. Under Renshaw, Park’s teams have placed high at the conference and regional levels and have regularly received top-20 national rankings from the NAIA. Along the way, the Pirates have broken more than 100 school records in Renshaw’s term as head coach. Before coaching at Park, Renshaw coached at Tarkio College where he also directed a winning program. In four years at Tarkio, Renshaw won four consecutive conference titles. Renshaw has coached more than 100 All-Americans. His peers have recognized him by voting him conference, district, or regional coach of the year 25 times. Renshaw is a graduate of Baker University and lives in Platte City, Mo., with his wife Candi.

Ron Pearl -- Assistant Coach -- Second Season Ron Pearl enters the second year of his second stint as an assistant coach with the track & field and cross country programs at Park University. Pearl previously served as an assistant at Park in the early 1980s. A 1982 graduate of Park in economics and business administration, Pearl qualified for the 1980 indoor nationals semifinals in the 60-yard dash. In addition to his track & field career, he had a short playing career with the Ottawa Roughriders of the Canadian Football League. Pearl resides in Parkville, Mo., and works as a customer service agent for Continental Airlines.

2004 Men’s Honors and Awards Chris Allred: First-Team All-MCAC. Keith Longuski: NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC Most Valuable Performer; First-Team All-MCAC. Crispen Rea: Second-Team All-MCAC.

2004 Women’s Honors and Awards

Helen Franchon: MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Amy Musil: MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Sara Pitia: Second-Team All-MCAC. Becky Tackett: First-Team All-MCAC.

Sophomore Sara Pitia earned second-team All-MCAC honors as a freshman in 2004.

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2005 Cross Country Schedule Day Sat Fri Sat Fri Sat Sat Sat Sat

Date Sept. 3 Sept. 9 Sept. 17 Sept. 30 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 19

Meet Baker University Invitational CMSU Invitational Southern Stampede Emporia State University Invitational NAIA Mid-States MCAC Championships NAIA Region IV Championships NAIA National Championships

Site Baldwin City, Kan. Warrensburg, Mo. Joplin, Mo. Emporia, Kan. Winfield, Kan. TBA Lincoln, Neb. Louisville, Ky.

Time 10 a.m. 6 p.m. 8 a.m. 5 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m.

2005 Men’s Cross Country Roster Name Chris Allred Leon Bowman Jamie Chatman Lenes Chery Levi Chettle Devin Haddix James Jensen Crispin Rea Endashaw Yimer

Yr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr.

Ht. 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-8 5-10

Previous School Hollister H.S. Rancho Verde H.S. Truman H.S. Northeast H.S. Park Hill South H.S. Oak Park H.S. Raytown H.S. St. Mary’s H.S. Shashamane H.S.

Hometown Hollister, Mo. Moreno Valley, Calif Independence, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Parkville, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Independence, Mo. Shashamane, Ethiopia

2005 Women’s Cross Country Roster

Name Erycka Fisher Rachel Fessenden Keyon Harrison Melinda Jansen Reagan Mackey Sara Pitia Becky Tackett Rosalie Watkins Dina Yakata

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

Ht. 5-2 5-4 5-4 5-7 5-5 5-6 5-3 5-6 5-6

Previous School Hickman Mills H.S. Holt H.S. Turner H.S. Branson H.S. C.I. Gibson H.S. St. Mary’s H.S. Marshfield H.S. Perris H.S. North Kansas City H.S.

Hometown Kansas City, Mo. Holt, Mich. Kansas City, Kan. Branson, Mo. Nassau, Bahamas Independence, Mo. Marshfield, Mo. Perris, Calif. North Kansas City, Mo

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2004 Cross Country Meet Results NAME

9/4/2004 KU Invitational

9/18/2004 Southern Stampede

10/1/2004 Emporia State Invite

10/9/2004 Haskell Invitational

10/15/2004 NAIA Midstates

10/30/2004 MCAC Championships

11/6/2004 NAIA Region IV

Chris Allred

(40) 28:30.84

(95) 27:23.44

Keith Longuski

(17) 27:04.75

(31) 25:48.74

(19) 26:55.00

(4) 27:47.23

(6) 25:36.00

(2) 26:12.80

(37) 27:11.00

(2) 27:54.85

(25) 27:46.58

(7) 25:56.00

(1) 26:16.95

Travis Mauzey

DNR

DNR

DNR

(2) 25:51.21

DNR

DNR

DNR

Justin Moss

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

11/20/2004 NAIA Nationals

Men

Crispin Rea

(71) 31:33.71

(186) 29:23.95

(39) 28:57.00

(15) 30:03.34

(111) 29:21.00

(12) 29:50.92

(124) 31:54.02

James Shatto

(84) 34:06.53

(229) 32:30.53

DNR

(25) 31:51.77

(153) 31:49.00

(17) 21:35.42

(134) 32:20.17

Calvin Tate

DNR

DNR

DNR

(19) 30:55.08

(141) 30:36.00

DNR

DNR

Robert Warner

(77) 32:32.03

DNR

(47) 30:00.00

(18) 30:51.99

(138) 30:27.00

DNR

DNR

Roger White

(82) 33:28.40

(235) 33:31.03

DNR

(32) 34:30.16

(161) 32:39.00

(18) 31:40.35

(120) 31:44.29

Women Helen Frachon

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

(38) 25:35.40

DNR

Melinda Jansen

DNR

(149) 21:23.55

DNR

DNR

DNR

DNR

(102) 22:52.08

Reagan Mackey

(52) 22:52.64

(135) 21:04.99

(19) 20:42.00

(4) 21:18.55

(63) 21:03.08

(13) 21:51.75

(58) 21:35.04

Amy Musil

DNR

DNR

(31) 21:10.00

(7) 21:33.26

(73) 21:21.51

(17) 22:16.94

DNR

Sara Pitia

DNR

(114) 20:39.79

(28) 21:00.00

(5) 21:21.15

(51) 20:48.60

(10) 21:34.96

DNR

Jill Prather

(57) 23:52.73

(143) 21:13.58

(48) 22:20.00

(16) 22:18.22

DNR

(18) 22:33.06

(92) 22:33.90

Adhel Riak

(58) 24:24.37

(163) 21:41.32

(32) 21:17.00

(8) 21:37.06

(80) 21:34.62

(16) 22:12.00

(79) 22:08.17

Jill Richardson

(60) 24:29.25

(175) 22:02.35

DNR

DNR

DNR

(27) 23:17.66

(108) 23:13.58

Becky Tackett

(42) 21:50.39

(69) 19:48.08

(6) 19:41.00

(1) 20:44.23

(17) 20:01.25

(3) 20:46.44

(19) 20:25.11

A. Williams

DNR

DNR

(50) 22:32.00

(19) 22:42.94

(104) 22:09.00

(24) 22:51.83

(99) 22:44.09

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Meet The Pirate Men

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Chris Allred

Leon Bowman

Jamie Chatman

Levi Chettle

So., 5-11 Hollister, Mo.

Sr., 5-10 Moreno Valley, Calif.

Fr., 6-0 Independence, Mo.

Fr., 6-0 Parkville, Mo.

James Jensen

Crispin Rea

Endashaw Yimer

Fr., 6-0 Kansas City, Mo.

So., 5-8 Independence, Mo.

Fr., 5-10 Shashamane, Ethiopia

Devin Haddix Fr., 5-10 Kansas City, Mo.

Meet The Pirate Women

Erycka Fisher

Rachel Fessenden

Fr., 5-2 Kansas City, Mo.

Keyon Harrison

Melinda Jansen

Reagan Mackey

Fr., 5-4 Holt, Mich.

Fr., 5-4 Kansas City, Mo.

So., 5-7 Branson, Mo.

Sr., 5-5 Nassau, Bahamas

Sara Pitia

Becky Tackett

So., 5-6 Independence, Mo.

Rosalie Watkins

Jr., 5-3 Marshfield, Mo.

Rosalie Watkins

So., 5-6 Perris, Calif.

Fr., 5-6 North Kansas City, Mo.

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Park University Athleitcs

The Breckon Sports Center

The 1,000-seat capacity arena in the west dome plays host to men’s and women’s basketball (left) and men’s and women’s volleyball games (below). The east dome (bottom left) serves as practice facility for not only the volleyball teams, but also is a year-round indoor home to the soccer, baseball and softball programs.

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Named after longtime Park University President Donald Breckon, the Breckon Sports Center was built in 2000 and houses the Park University athletic department offices.

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Park University Athletics

Pirate Athletic Facilities One of the premier soccer facilities in the NAIA, Julian Field (right) is home to Pirate men’s and women’s soccer games.

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Park’s weight room (above) located in the Field House next to the Breckon Sports Center was built in the summer of 2005 and features brand new free weights, weighttraining machines and cardio equipment. The athlete training facility (right), which is also located in the Field House, also received upgrades over the summer.

The Pirate softball field (right) overlooks Park University’s campus. Comfort Field (above) is home to Pirate baseball.

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