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Introduction

2006 Park University Spring Sports Guide Table of Contents Quick Facts and Media Outlets................................................................... 1 Welcome Letter From Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts........................................ 2 Athletic Staff................................................................................................ 3 Men’s Volleyball Season Preview and Coaches........................................... 4 Men’s Volleyball Schedule and Roster........................................................ 5 Meet the Men’s Volleyball Team................................................................. 6 Men’s Volleyball 2005 In Review................................................................ 7 Softball Season Preview and Coaches......................................................... 8 Softball Schedule and Roster....................................................................... 9 Meet the Softball Team...............................................................................10 Softball 2005 In Review.............................................................................11 Baseball Season Preview and Coaches........................................................12 Baseball Schedule and Roster.....................................................................13 Meet the Baseball Team.........................................................................14-15 Baseball 2005 In Review............................................................................ 15 Track and Field Season Preview and Coaches...........................................16 Track and Field Schedule and Roster.........................................................17 Meet the Women’s Track and Field Team.................................................18 Meet the Men’s Track and Field Team.......................................................19 Women’s Golf Season Preview and Coach............................................... 20 Meet the Women’s Golf Team, Schedule and Roster................................21 Right to Know Act Information................................................................ 22 The Breckon Sports Center/Pirate Athletic Facilities..........................23-24

Sports Information The 2006 Park University Spring Sports Guide is designed to assist members of the media in their coverage of Pirate Athletics. Your sports information contact for the 2006 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 Sun Tribune Newspapers..........................................................816-454-9660 310 NW Englewood, Suite 200, Gladstone, MO 64188... 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 KCTV CBS 5............................................................................ 913-677-5555 PO Box 5555, Kansas City, MO 64109.............................Fax: 913-677-7243 Leif Lisec......................................................................newsdesk@kctv5.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 (1,000) 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 2006 Park University Spring Sports Guide was designed, written and edited by Sports Information Director Jerod Dahlgren, with assistance from SID student assistant Jill Prather and SID Interns Corey Gupton and Chris Gaston. The guide was printed by ProPrint of North Kansas City, Mo.

On the Cover (Top Row L-R): Senior Tommy Bennett, junior Katie Johnson and senior Cristian Maciel. (Bottom Row L-R): Senior Brooke Harrison and senior Leon Bowman.

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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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

John Harms

Ken Hefner

Men’s Volleyball

Head Athletic Trainer

Spirit Squad

Women’s Soccer

Clarinda Creighton

Office Manager

Patty Dinges Assistant Athletic Trainer

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Jason Kline

Cary Lundy

Joe C. Meriweather

Brian Renshaw

Amy Reif

Men’s Basketball

Baseball

Women’s Basketball

Cross Country Track & Field

Softball

Park University would like to thank the U.S. Army for its support of the Pirates. Efrem Shimlis

Peggy Tuter

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Volleyball

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Season Preview

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With five of six starters returning from a team that posted a 22-4 record a year ago, expectations are obviously high for the 2006 Park University men’s volleyball team. Park, which captured the regular season MAMVIC conference championship in 2005, enters this season as the No. 2 team in the nation, according to the Tachikara-NAIA Men’s Volleyball Preseason Top 10 Poll. Leading the group of eight returning letterwinners and seven newcomers is the senior trio of Marco Rabello (Sao Paulo, Brazil), Cristian Maciel (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Walker Swan (Norfolk, Neb.). “I’m looking for more leadership from our seniors,” said Head Coach Cory Frederick. “They are three great players and have a lot of experience to offer their new teammates.” Rabello, who was a second-team all-conference selection in 2005, averaged 3.33 kills and a team-high 2.35 digs per game last year. “Marco has been training hard all off-season,” Frederick said. “His extensive court experience make him a natural leader.” Maciel, a member of the 2005 NAIA National Invitational AllTournament team last season, led the Pirates offensively with 4.09 kills per game in 2005. “Cristian is great ball control player,” Frederick said. “We’ll look for him to lead our team in passing and offense again this season.” A two-time MAMVIC Scholar-Athlete, Swan earned first-team all-conference honors after leading the nation with a .501 hitting percentage as a junior. “Walker is a great leader on and off the court,” Frederick said. “In leading the nation in hitting last season and maintaining a 4.0 GPA through out his college career, he has earned the respect of the entire team.” Sophomores J.P. da Silva (Minas Gerais, Brazil) and Ryan Stafford (San Ramon, Calif.) round out the returning starters. Da Silva, who earned NAIA National Player of the Week honors last season, averaged 12.39 assists per game in 2005, while Stafford ranked third on the team with 2.94 kills per game as a freshman. Other returning letterwinners include junior Daniel Joens (Overland Park, Kan.), sophomore Caio Maciel (Sao Paulo, Brazil) and sophomore Brett Ferguson (Kansas City, Mo.). Highlighting the group of talented newcomers are junior Jeremy Scharf (Simi Valley, Calif.), and the freshman trio of Darko Bojovic (Belgrade, Serbia), Nikola Bursac (Belgrade, Serbia) and Henry Uribe (Marisco Gonnell, Venezuela. “There will be many new faces on the roster this year and several of these players will be in the hunt to earn a starting role,” Frederick said. “The increased depth will make for more competition for playing time. “This healthy competition will provide us with intense practices and a desire to improve everyday,” Frederick added. “If our team can take on this mentality and play together, we will be sure to have a successful season.”

Cory Frederick -- Head Coach -- Second Season

Cory Frederick enters his second season as the head men’s volleyball coach at Park University. In his first campaign with the Pirates, he led his 2005 squad to a 22-4 record and a MAMVIC Regular Season Championship. Frederick came to Park following a three-year stay as an assistant women’s volleyball coach at Missouri Western State College in St. Joseph, Mo. At Missouri Western, he contributed to scouting, recruiting and practice management. Before his stint at Missouri Western, Frederick spent a year in the high school ranks coaching the girl’s program at Fridley (Minn.) High School in 2000. He has extensive experience working camps during the summer, including serving at the University of Minnesota and Stanford University camps. Frederick earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1998, where competed in NIRSA Div. I Club Volleyball. In addition, he completed his formal certification in cytotechnology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in 2000. He and his wife Becky reside in Parkville, Mo., and have two dogs, Izzy and Chaos.

Mladen Bundalo -- Assistant Coach -- Second Season Mladan Bundalo enters his second season as an assistant men’s volleyball coach at Park University. A two-year letterwinner at Park, Bundalo was a reserve on the 2003 National Invitational Championship team. As a senior in 2004, he averaged 0.93 kills and 0.54 digs per game. A native of Belgrade, Serbia, Bundalo earned his bachelor’s degree in business management from Park in December 2004.

2005 Honors and Awards Joao Paulo da Silva: NAIA National Player of the Week (Mar. 26); Two-Time MAMVIC Conference Setter of the Week. Simon Golola: Honorable Mention All-MAMVIC. Cristian Maciel: NAIA National Invitational All-Tournament Team; First-Team All-MAMVIC. Wilfredo Ponce: Academic All-MAMVIC; MAMVIC Setter of the Week (Feb. 7). Marco Rabello: Second-Team All-MAMVIC; All-MAMVIC Conference Tournament Team. Walker Swan: First-Team All-MAMVIC; Academic All-MAMVIC; MCAC Scholar-Athlete; MAMVIC Player of the Week (Feb. 28).

Senior Walker Swan led the MAMVIC with a .501 hitting percentage in 2005.

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2006 Schedule Day

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Sat Sat Sun Tue Fri Wed Fri-Sat Sat Wed Fri-Sat Fri Sat Tue Sat Sat Wed Tue Fri Wed Fri Thu-Sat

Jan. 21 Jan. 21 Jan. 22 Jan. 24 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 3-4 Feb. 11 Feb. 15 Feb. 17-18 Feb. 24 Feb. 25 Feb. 28 March 4 March 4 March 8 March 14 March 24 March 29 April 7-8 April 20-22

Moody Bible Institute St. Ambrose University Quincy University Peru State College California Baptist University Graceland University Lindenwood University Tournament Missouri Valley College Peru State College Homewood Suites Invitational Johnson and Wales University Johnson and Wales University Lindenwood University Missouri Baptist University Holy Names University Newman University Graceland University Missouri Valley College Newman University MAMVIC Conference Tournament NAIA National Invitational Tournament

Davenport, Iowa Davenport, Iowa Quincy, Ill. Peru, Neb. Quincy, Ill. Breckon Sports Center St. Charles, Mo. Marshall, Mo. Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center St. Louis, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Breckon Sports Center Lamoni, Iowa Breckon Sports Center Wichita, Kan. Lamoni, Iowa Riverside, Calif.

Noon 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. All Day 3 p.m. 7 p.m. All Day 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA

2006 Roster No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Ht.

Previous School

Hometown

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Cristian Maciel

Sr.

OH

6-5

Mackenzie University

Sao Paulo, Brazil

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Marco Rabello

Sr.

MH

6-5

Colegio Integrado de Guarulhos

Sao Paulo, Brazil

3

Caio Maciel

So.

MH

6-6

Americo de Moura

Sao Paulo, Brazil

4

Ryan Stafford

So.

OPP

6-5

California H.S.

San Ramon, Calif.

5

J.P. da Silva

So.

S

6-1

Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira

Minas Gerais, Brazil

6

Derrick Benitz

Jr.

D

5-6

Blinn J.C.

Dallas, Texas

7

Jeremy Scharf

Jr.

S

5-11

Moorpark J.C.

Simi Valley, Calif.

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Brett Ferguson

So.

D

5-7

Oak Park H.S.

Kansas City, Mo.

9

Darko Bojovic

Fr.

OH

6-6

Sen Sava H.S.

Belgrade, Serbia

10

Daniel Joens

Jr.

D

5-9

Home School

Overland Park, Kan.

12

Walker Swan

Sr.

MH

6-7

Norfolk H.S.

Norfolk, Neb.

13

Dragomir Katanic

Fr.

MH

6-6

Megatrend University

Belgrade, Serbia

14

Nikola Bursac

Fr.

OH

6-1

Faculty of Sports and P.E.

Belgrade, Serbia

15

Henry Uribe

Fr.

OH

6-2

La Guaira H.S.

Marisco Gonell, Venezuela

16

Joseph Mponzi

Fr.

D

5-8

Richland C.C.

Plainsboro, N.J.

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Men’s Volleyball

Meet The Pirates

#1 Cristian Maciel

#2 Marco Rabello

Sr., 6-5, OH Sao Paulo, Brazil

#3 Caio Maciel

Sr., 6-5, MH Sao Paulo, Brazil

So., 6-6, MH Sao Paulo, Brazil

#4 Ryan Stafford So., 6-5, OPP San Ramon, Calif.

So., 6-1, Setter Minas Gerais, Brazil

#6 Derrick Benitz

#7 Jeremy Sharf

#8 Brett Ferguson

#9 Darko Bojovic

#10 Daniel Joens

Jr., 5-6, D Dallas, Texas

Jr., 5-11, Setter Simi Valley, Calif.

So., 5-7, D Kansas City, Mo.

Fr., 6-6, OH Belgrade, Serbia

#13 Dragomir Katanic

#14 Nikola Bursac

#15 Henry Uribe

Fr., 6-6, MH Belgrade, Serbia

Fr., 6-1, OH Belgrade, Serbia

#5 J.P da Silva

Jr., 5-9, D Overland Park, Kan.

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#12 Walker Swan Sr., 6-7, MH Norfolk, Neb.

Fr., 6-2, OH Marisco Gonell, Venezuela

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#16 Joseph Mponzi Fr., 5-8, D Plainsboro, N.J.


Men’s Volleyball

2005 Statistics ATTACK SET SERVE

PASS

DEF BLOCK

GEN

# Player

GP MP K K/GM E TA Pct A A/GM TA Pct SA A/GM SE TA Pct RE TA Pct DIGD/GM BS BA TOTB/GM BE BHE

1 Cristian Maciel

92 25 376 4.09 167 780 .268 32 0.35 50 .640 33 0.36 81 380 .787 58 571 .898 169 1.84 22 35

57 0.62 16 1

2 Marco Rabello

92 26 306 3.33 107 594 .335 32 0.35 43 .744 26 0.28 74 334 .778 66 646 .898 216 2.35 30 40

70 0.76 11 0

3 Caio Maciel

11 5

22 2.00 4 33 .545

3 0.27 3 1.000 2 0.18 8 3 7 .784 2 17 .882 11 1.00 4 12

16 1.45 1 0

4 Henry Kiggundu 20 9

54 2.70 12 85 .494

4 0.20 4 1.000 6 0.30 12 52 .769 5 38 .868 26 1.30 1 7

8 0.40 3 0

6 Simon Golola

82 25 169 2.06 36 268 .496 10 0.12 14 .714 26 0.32 57 329 .827 3 24 .875 41 0.50 24 58

82 1.00 12 1

7 Ronald Kabaale

19 10

9 Joao Paulo da Silva 49 16

30 1.58 16 59 .237

2 0.11 4 .500 9 0.47 10 64 .844 1 13 .923 22 1.16 2 6

8 0.42 1 0

33 0.67 12 63 .333 607 12.39 617 .984 1 8 0.37 50 207 .758 0 1 1 .000 96 1.96 10 24

34 0.69 11 6

10 Daniel Joens

75 22

11 Will Ponce

51 17

1 1.000 18 137 .869 86 1.15 0 1

1 0.01 0 0

14 0.27 5 22 .409 576 11.29 610 .944 8 0.16 24 167 .856 0 1 1 .000 63 1.24 5 20

0 0.00 0

25 0.49 8 0

12 Walker Swan

94 26 224 2.38 51 345 .501

13 Ryan Stafford

78 25 229 2.94 101 433 .296 15 0.19 21 .714 15 0.19 28 324 .914 3 9

17 Brett Ferguson

8 4

TOTALS:

96 26 1457 15.18 511 2682 .353 1294 13.48 1384 .935 1 611.68 3912189 .821 1 68 1566 .893 961 10.01149 3 03 300.5 3.13 72 8

0 0.00 0

0 .000

0 .000

3 0.04 4 .750 0 0.00 0

9 0.10 13 .692 18 0.19 47 294 .840 10 98 .898 112 1.19 42 74 1 0.13 1 1.000 0 0.00 0

.667 112 1.44 9 26

0 .000 2 11 .818

7 0.88 0 0

116 1.23 5 0 35 0.45 4 0 0 0.00 0 0

2005 Schedule and Results (22-4)

Day Date Tue Jan. 25 Fri Jan. 28 Sat Jan. 29 Wed Feb. 2 Tue Feb. 8 Fri Feb. 11 Wed Feb. 23 Sat Feb. 26 Sat Feb. 26 Tue March 1 Fri March 4 Tue March 8 Fri March 11 Sat March 12 Tue March 15 Sat March 19 Tue March 22 Fri March 25 Fri April 8 Sat April 9 Fri April 22

Opponent Site (Attendance) Record Peru State College Peru, Neb. 1-0, 1-0 Lindenwood Tournament St. Charles, Mo. Warner Southern College 2-0 Cardinal Stritch University 3-0 Lindenwood Tournament St. Charles, Mo. Johnson and Wales College 4-0, 2-0 Graceland University 5-0 Graceland University Breckon Sports Center 6-0, 3-0 Missouri Baptist University St. Louis, Mo. 6-1, 3-1 William Woods University Fulton, Mo. 7-1, 4-1 Peru State College Breckon Sports Center 8-1, 5-1 Missouri Valley College Breckon Sports Center 9-1, 6-1 St. Ambrose College Breckon Sports Center 10-1 Newman University Breckon Sports Center 11-1, 7-1 Johnson and Wales College St. Charles, Mo. 12-1, 8-1 University of Findlay Breckon Sports Center 13-1 Homewood Suites Invitational vs. Lindenwood 14-1, 9-1 vs. Cardinal Stritch 15-1 Homewood Suites Invitational vs. William Woods 16-1, 10-1 vs. Missouri Baptist 17-1, 11-1 Graceland University Lamoni, Iowa 18-1, 12-1 Lindenwood University St. Charles, Mo. 19-1, 13-1 Newman University Wichita, Kan. 20-1, 14-1 Missouri Valley College Marshall, Mo. 20-2, 14-2 MAMVIC Conference Tournament Breckon Sports Center vs. Johnson and Wales 21-2 MAMVIC Conference Tournament Breckon Sports Center vs. Missouri Baptist 21-3 NAIA National Invitational Tournament St. Charles, Mo. vs. Lindenwood University 22-3 vs. Missouri Baptist University 22-4 vs. Missouri Baptist University (Pool Play Tiebreaker)

Result W, 3-0 (30-27, 30-23, 30-28) W, 3-0 (30-12, 30-17, 30-19) W, 3-0 (30-19, 30-27, 30-19)

W, 3-0 (30-22, 30-19, 30-22) W, 3-1 (31-29, 30-27, 27-30, 30-24) W, 3-1 (30-21, 20-30, 30-25, 30-16) L, 2-3 (26-30, 31-29, 18-30, 30-25, 13-15) W, 3-1 (26-30, 30-24, 31-29, 30-27) W, 3-0 (30-16, 30-24, 30-27) W, 3-2 (26-30, 30-27, 21-30, 30-25, 15-9) W, 3-0 (30-19, 31-29, 30-18) W, 3-2 (30-25, 18-30, 27-30, 30-26, 15-11) W, 3-0 (30-20, 30-21, 30-23) W, 3-2 (30-26, 19-30, 30-25, 25-30, 18-16) W, 3-0 (30-21, 30-24, 30-24) W, 3-0 (30-25, 30-26, 30-19) W, 3-0 (30-17, 30-24, 30-28) W, 3-0 (30-23, 40-38, 30-28) W, 3-0 (30-22, 30-28, 30-26) W, 3-1 (21-30, 30-24, 30-27, 30-22) W, 3-1 (29-31, 30-28, 30-20, 30-28) L, 2-3 (31-33, 35-33, 30-21, 27-30, 13-15) W, 3-0 (30-20, 30-25, 30-26) L, 1-3 (30-26, 45-47, 26-30, 24-30) W, 3-1 (19-30, 30-28, 30-26, 30-25) L, 1-3 (28-30, 21-30, 30-18, 26-30) L, 22-30

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Softball

Season Preview

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By SID Intern Corey Gupton It’s not often you would expect a team to be looking to improve on an 11-5 conference record when they come into a season with a new coach. Especially when it’s a first-time head coach. But for the Park University softball team, that is just the case. The Pirates enter the 2006 campaign under the direction of first-year head coach Amy Reif. And while the deliverer may be different, the message is still the same: win the conference championship. With seven returning seniors, of the 12 total players on the roster, there is little doubt that last year’s impressive conference record is the measuring stick being held to this year’s team. “I want to exceed last year’s accomplishments and get to the conference championship,” Reif said. “We have good pitchers, including two who have performed at an all-conference level, and a lot of experience throughout our line-up. I see no reason why (the conference title) can’t be an attainable goal.” The two conference-honoree pitchers are seniors Brooke Harrison and Holly Gentry. Harrison, who was named First-Team All MCAC last season, posted a 10-9 record with a 2.59 ERA in 2005. “It’s exciting (looking at our chances this season) because we only lost a couple of people from last year,” said Harrison, who among her accomplishments a year ago, threw a no-hitter against York. “With our experience playing together, I think there’s a comfort level that comes with that and it will only help us (be successful).” Gentry, who was 9-13 last season with a 2.77 ERA, and freshman newcomer Jaime Garman, a semester transfer out of Cowley County Community College, help round out the pitching staff. In the infield, the Pirates are set with seniors at four of the five positions. Catcher, and four-year starter Trista Tomasek is back, along with Adeile Ahmu, who moves from shortstop to third base. Whitney Macdonald, who earned conference honorable mention last year, will play first base. Casey Fry will play shortstop, while the lone junior of the group, Brittany Plandor, will handle second base duties. Tomasek led the Pirates last season with 17 RBI and earned First-Team All MCAC honors. “Trista, Whitney, and Adeile will make up the heart of our lineup,” Reif said. “We will count on them for the majority of our RBI. In a lot of respects, how (those three) go, we will go offensively.” Leading the outfield is First-Team All-MCAC centerfielder Katie Immele. Along with her defense, Immele (Grandview, Mo.) is the lead-off hitter and the catalyst for the Pirate offense. “Our offense will also depend a lot on Katie,” said Reif. “With her speed and ability to at least make contact every at-bat, she’ll be the spark to our offense. We need her to consistently get on base.” Rounding out Park’s outfield are sophomores Nicole Betz (Maysville, Mo.) and Jill Prather (Kansas City, Mo.) and senior Kate Johnson (Kansas City, Mo.), who was an honorable mention all-conference pick a year ago.

Amy Reif -- Head Coach -- First Season Amy Reif enters her first season as the head softball coach at Park University. Reif comes to Park with more than seven years of experience as a player and assistant coach at NCAA Division I Auburn University. She served as a full-time assistant coach at Auburn for three and a half seasons, including the 2002 campaign when she was a member of the NCAA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. In 2002, Auburn qualified for the school’s first NCAA Regional with a 37-28 overall record and a 15-15 mark in the Southeastern Conference. During Reif’s tenure at AU as a full-time assistant (2000-04) and one season as a graduate assistant (1999-2000), the Tigers reached the 30-win plateau on three occasions.As a player, Reif spent three seasons as an infielder at Auburn for head coach Tina Deese (1996-99) and still ranks among the school’s career leaders in sacrifice hits (2nd, 28) and games started (10th, 173). As a junior, she was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her efforts in the classroom. A native of Kansas City, Kan., she started her playing career at Johnson County (Kan.) Community College in 1994, where she played one season, earning first-team all-conference honors. Reif, who worked at ESPN as a production assistant before coming to Park, received her bachelor’s degree in communications from Auburn in 1998, before obtaining her master’s degree in communications from AU in 2000. Amy and her husband, Derek, who played baseball at Auburn from 1997-2000, have a two-year-old son, Storm.

Sara Dean -- Assistant Coach -- First Season Sara Dean begins her first season as an assistant softball coach at Park University. Dean brings a wealth of softball knowledge to her position with the Pirates. A four-year member of the Auburn University softball team, she was a third-team All-American in 2004 and twice was named First-Team All-SEC. Dean led Auburn to three Regional appearances during her career. Last summer, she competed in the Inaugural World University Softball Championships, helping the United States to a gold medal by posting a .375 batting average, the second highest on the team. A native of Valencia, Calif., Dean graduated from Auburn University in December 2005 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She is the daughter of Ellen and Jim Dean. Her father played baseball at Arizona State University, while her aunt Anne Dean Gardner is in the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame as a former women’s basketball player.

2005 Honors and Awards

Senior Trista Tomasek led Park with 17 RBI in 2005, earning FirstTeam All-MCAC honors.

Holly Gentry: Honorable Mention All-MCAC Brooke Harrison: First-Team All-MCAC; MCAC Co-Pitcher of the Week (Apr.11). Katie Immele: First-Team All-MCAC. Kate Johnson: Daktronics-NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; Honorable Mention All-MCAC; MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Shannon Leap: Daktronics-NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Whitney MacDonald: Honorable Mention All-MCAC. Racheal Stoops: Second-Team All-MCAC. Trista Tomasek: First-Team All-MCAC.

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2006 Schedule Day

Date

Opponent

Location

Time

Thu Wed Thu Fri Fri Sat Mon Sat Sun Fri Sat Sun Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun Wed Tue Fri Sat Tue Sat Thu-Sat Wed-Fri Fri-Wed

March 2 March 8 March 9

Kansas City (Kan.) C.C. (Exh.) Reinhardt College Savannah (Ga.) Tournament vs. Purdue University North Central vs. Walsh University vs. Saint Vincent College Savannah (Ga.) Tournament vs. Reinhardt College Evangel University Waldorf College Mid-America Nazarene University Avlia University Tournament vs. Rogers State University vs. Avila University vs. Central Methodist University Avlia University Tournament vs. St. Gregory’s University vs. Kansas Wesleyan University Newman University Morningside College Tournament vs. Minnesota-Crookston University vs. Doane College Morningside College Tournament vs. Dana College vs. University of Sioux Falls Oklahoma Wesleyan University Friends University Washburn University Peru State College York College William Jewell College Haskell Indian Nations University College of St. Mary Bellevue University Benedictine College Central Christian College MCAC Tournament Region IV Tournament NAIA National Tournament

Park Softball Field Waleska, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Savannah, Ga. Park Softball Field Park Softball Field Olathe, Kan. Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs, Mo. Park Softball Field Sioux City, Iowa Sioux City, Iowa Park Softball Field Park Softball Field Topeka, Kan. Peru, Neb. York, Neb. Park Softball Field Park Softball Field Park Softball Field Park Softball Field Park Softball Field McPherson, Kan. TBA TBA TBA

1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m.

March 10 March 17 March 18 March 20 March 25

March 26

March 31 April 1

April 2

April 4 April 5 April 6 April 8 April 9 April 12 April 18 April 21 April 22 April 25 April 29 May 4-6 May 10-12 May 19-24

2006 Roster No. 1 3 4 5 7 9 12 15 19 21 33 44

Name Jill Prather Nicole Betz Kate Johnson Brittany Plandor Casey Fry Holly Gentry Katie Immele Jamie Garman Brooke Harrison Trista Tomasek Whitney Macdonald Adeile Ahmu

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

Pos. UTL LF 2B/OF INF C/INF P/1B CF P P C/1B/3B 1B INF

B/T R/R S/R R/R R/R S/R R/R S/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R

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

Previous School Platte County R-3 H.S. Maysvillle R-1 H.S. Winnetonka H.S. Mesa College San Diego City College Fort Scott C.C. Grandview H.S. Cowley County C.C. Hutchison C.C. Ankeny H.S. San Diego City College San Diego City College

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10 a.m. Noon 4 p.m. 10 a.m. 4 p.m. 2, 4 p.m. 3, 5 p.m. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 10 a.m. Noon 2, 4 p.m. 3, 5 p.m. 2, 4 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 2, 4 p.m. 3, 5 p.m. 3, 5 p.m. 3, 5 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 3, 5 p.m. 11 a.m., 1 p.m. TBA TBA TBA

Hometown Kansas City, Mo. Maysville, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Spring Valley, Calif. Phoenix, Ariz. Rossville, Kan. Grandview, Mo. Smithville, Mo. Augusta, Kan. Ankeny, Iowa San Diego, Calif. San Diego, Calif.

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Softball

Meet The Pirates

#1 Jill Prather

#3 Nicole Betz

#4 Kate Johnson

#5 Brittany Plandor

#7 Casey Fry

So., 5-7, R/R, UTL Kansas City, Mo.

So., 5-3, S/R, LF Maysville, Mo.

Sr., 5-5, R/R, 2B/OF Kansas City, Mo.

Jr., 5-2, R/R, INF Spring Valley, Calif.

Sr., 5-2, S/R, C/INF Phoenix, Ariz.

#9 Holly Gentry

#12 Katie Immele

#15 Jamie Garman

#19 Brooke Harrison

#21 Trista Tomasek

Sr., 5-9, R/R, P/1B Rossville, Kan.

Jr., 5-9, S/R, CF Grandview, Mo.

Fr., 5-7, R/R, P Smithville, Mo.

Sr., 5-6, R/R, P Augusta, Kan.

Sr., 5-7, R/R, C/1B/3B Ankeny, Iowa

#33 Whitney Macdonald

#44 Adeile Ahmu

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Sr., 5-10, R/R, 1B San Diego, Calif.

Sr., 5-8, R/R, 3B San Diego, Calif.

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2005 Statistics Batting Stoops, Rachel Immele, Katie Ryherd, Stephanie Betz, Nicole Sharp, Lindsay Macdonald, Whitney Fry, Casey Tomasek, Trista Leap, Shannon Johnson, Kathleen Ahmu, Adeile Gentry, Holly Waters, Margaret Harrison, Brooke Total: Opponents: Pitching Harrison, Brooke Gentry, Holly Total: Opponents:

GP GS 26 23 41 39 11 11 19 15 30 27 40 36 41 39 38 35 41 38 39 36 39 34 27 22 14 7 22 19 41 41

ERA 2.59 2.77 2.68 1.08

W 10 9 19 1

L 9 13 22 1

AVG 0.347 0.338 0.308 0.278 0.250 0.237 0.234 0.224 0.189 0.185 0.172 0.149 0.143 0.050 0.232 4.034

AB 72 139 13 36 84 93 124 116 111 108 99 67 21 20 1103 59 1

GP GS 20 19 25 22 41 41

CG 15 19 34 1

R 14 22 1 11 4 7 24 7 14 12 9 5 4 1 135 58

H 25 47 4 10 21 22 29 26 21 20 17 10 3 1 256 238

2B 2 1 1 3 2 2 4 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 25 1

SHO CBO SV 2 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0

3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 0

HR RBI 0 6 0 8 0 0 0 6 0 11 1 9 0 9 1 17 0 8 0 13 0 7 0 3 0 1 0 1 2 99 0 10

TB 35 48 5 13 23 27 33 33 24 25 18 11 3 1 299 239

IP H R ER 135.1 115 81 50 144.0 134 78 57 279.1 249 159 107 13.0 13 7 2

SLG% 0.486 0.345 0.385 0.361 0.274 0.290 0.266 0.284 0.216 0.231 0.182 0.164 0.143 0.050 0.271 4.051

BB 49 56 105 5

BB 0 9 0 7 5 8 11 5 12 3 4 3 0 1 68 5

SO 95 85 180 6

2B 30 22 52 1

HBP SO 0 6 3 12 0 0 0 4 0 6 1 15 1 8 2 19 0 7 0 17 1 4 0 4 0 6 0 5 8 113 3 3 3B 4 1 5 0

GDP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

HR TBF 3 618 6 638 9 1256 0 57

OB% 0.347 0.391 0.308 0.395 0.289 0.304 0.301 0.264 0.268 0.205 0.212 0.186 0.143 0.095 0.281 3.618

B/Avg 0.208 0.238 0.223 0.260

2005 Schedule and Results (19-22)

Day Date Feb. 19 Sat Fri Feb. 25 Sun Feb. 27 Tue March 1 Thu March 3 Thu March 3 Mon March 7 Mon March 7 Tue March 8 Tue March 8 Thu March 10 Thu March 10 Fri March 11 Tue March 15 Tue March 15 Sat March 19 Sat March 19 Thu March 31 Fri April 1 Fri April 1 Wed April 6 Wed April 6 Sat April 9 Sat April 9 Sun April 10 Sun April 10 Tue April 12 Tue April 12 Thu April 14 Thu April 14 Tue April 19 Tue April 19 Sat April 23 Sat April 23 Sun April 24 Sun April 24 Tue April 26 Tue April 26 Fri April 29 Fri April 29 Sat April 30 Sat April 30 Thu May 5

Opponent Site Record JCCC Triangular W/JCCC & MANU Overland Park, Kan. Kansas City (Kan.) C.C. (Exhibition) Park Softball Field -- Avila University Kansas City, Mo. 0-1 Central Missouri State University Warrensburg, Mo. Central Methodist College Park Softball Field 0-2 Central Methodist College Park Softball Field 0-3 Tucson Invitational vs. William Penn Tucson, Ariz. 0-4 Tucson Invitational vs. Dakota State Tucson, Ariz. 1-4 Tucson Invitational vs. Trevecca Nazarene Tucson, Ariz. 1-5 Tucson Invitational vs. Mount Marty Tucson, Ariz. 2-5 Tucson Invitational vs. Judson Tucson, Ariz. 3-5 Tucson Invitational vs. DeSales Tucson, Ariz. 4-5 Tucson Invitational vs. Northwestern Tucson, Ariz. 4-6 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Mo. 4-7 Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, Mo. 4-8 Rockhurst University Park Softball Field 5-8 Rockhurst University Park Softball Field 6-8 McPherson College McPherson, Kan. 7-8 Newman University Wichita, Kan. 7-9 Newman University Wichita, Kan. 8-9 Friends University Wichita, Kan. 8-10 Friends University Wichita, Kan. 8-11 Peru State College Park Softball Field 9-11 Peru State College Park Softball Field 10-11 York College Park Softball Field 11-11 York College Park Softball Field 12-11 MidAmerica Nazarene University Park Softball Field 12-12 MidAmerica Nazarene University Park Softball Field 12-13 Washburn University Park Softball Field 13-13 Washburn University Park Softball Field 13-14 Haskell University Lawrence, Kan. 14-14 Haskell University Lawrence, Kan. 14-15 Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. 15-15 Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. 15-16 College of St. Mary Omaha, Neb. 15-17 College of St. Mary Omaha, Neb. 15-18 William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. 15-19 William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. 15-20 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Park Softball Field 16-20 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Park Softball Field 17-20 Park Softball Field 18-20 Central Christian College Central Christian College Park Softball Field 19-20 MCAC Tournament Omaha, Neb. Bellevue University 19-21 Newman University 19-22

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SF 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 1

WP 0 1 1 4

SH 1 2 1 1 2 1 4 1 3 26 2 1 0 2 47 0

SB 0 19 0 2 1 0 9 0 1 5 1 0 0 1 39 6

SBA 0 22 0 2 2 0 9 1 1 6 1 0 0 1 45 6

FLD% .938 .986 .906 .438 1.000 .982 .918 .965 .914 .838 .853 .940 .556 .914 .928 .392

HBP 5 6 11 0

BK 0 1 1 0

SFA 0 1 1 0

SHA 12 12 24 2

Result Canceled--Rain L, 1-2; L 3-5 L, 1-6 Canceled L, 1-3 L, 3-10 L, 1-8 W, 6-4 L, 0-11 W, 8-3 W, 3-2 (10) W, 7-6 (8) L, 5-6 L, 0-5 L, 0-5 W, 4-2 W, 9-2 W, 8-1 L, 2-3 (11) W, 3-1 L, 0-11 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 W, 4-3 W, 3-0 W, 1-0 (9) L, 1-3 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 (8) L, 2-3 W, 16-0 L, 1-3 W, 5-3 L, 2-10 L, 0-8 L, 7-8 L, 1-2 L, 1-7 W, 2-0 W, 5-2 W, 8-2 W, 9-4 L, 1-2 L, 1-3

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Baseball

Season Preview

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By SID Intern Chris Gaston Coming off a 22-28 record, the Park University baseball team will be looking to improve on that mark in 2006. Head Coach Cary Lundy is optimistic heading into his fourth campaign at the helm of the Pirate program. “With our deep pitching staff and experience at the plate, we have a chance to compete at a high level,” Lundy said. Eight starters return for Park, led by the experienced group of seniors Aaron Courter, John O’Rourke, Moe Mohammad, Tommy Bennett and junior Ross McCoy. Courter (Kansas City, Mo.), who was an All-America Scholar-Athlete and an Honorable Mention All-MCAC pick in 2005, has started every game in the infield since his freshman season. As a junior, he hit .388 with 24 RBI, along with team-highs of 36 runs scored and nine doubles Projected as Park’s starting second baseman, O’Rourke (Charleston, Mo.) hit .333 in 2005 with four homers and a team-best 38 RBI. Mohammad (Kansas City, Mo.), who will start in center field, hit .301 in 2005 with 18 RBI. Both were honorable mention all-conference picks last season. Also an honorable mention All-MCAC selection and an All-America Scholar-Athlete, Bennett will move to first base this season after serving as the team’s DH for much of the 2005 season. A native of Kansas City, Mo., Bennett hit .319 with five homers and 25 RBI last season. McCoy (Basehor, Kan.) led the team in hitting in 2005 with a .390 batting average. Other returning starters include senior Jason Miller (Kansas City, Mo.), senior Dusty Hylton (Platte City, Mo.) and junior Vince Sola (Kansas City, Mo.). On the mound, Lundy returns four regulars from the 2005 rotation, including Miller, senior Kevin Scobee (Kansas City, Mo.), junior Ryne Mendez (Kansas City, Kan.) and sophomore Michel Scavuzzo (Kansas City, Mo. In addition to last year’s starters, senior Kenny Theerman (Macon, Mo.) returns after sitting out 2005 with an injury. Two seasons ago, Theerman started 11 games for the Pirates, compiling a 5-3 record and a 2.52 ERA en route to receiving honorable mention all-conference laurels. The Pirates will also be counting on a talented group of newcomers to make immediate impacts in the lineup this season. Junior catcher Jon Sobbe (Jr., Kansas City, Mo.) and sophomore lefthander Bo Prather (Platte City, Mo.) both come to Park from nationallyranked Kansas City (Kan.) Community College and are expected to see significant action this spring. Other transfers who are expected to contribute include junior first baseman Mike Gomez (Kansas City, Mo.) and junior right-hander Richard Scott (Tucson, Ariz.), while freshmen outfielders Ryan Weedin (Platte City, Mo.) and Jordan Henderson (Liberty, Mo.) will likely see significant playing time. Despite a tough non-conference and MCAC schedule, Lundy has high hopes heading into the year. “The conference is going to be very tough,” Lundy said. “Bellevue is ranked fifth in the nation, while Ottawa, York and William Jewell will be difficult games as well. Our pitching staff should help out a lot. If we stay healthy, we have a chance to be very good.”

Cary Lundy -- Head Coach -- Fourth Season Cary Lundy enters his fourth season as the head baseball coach at Park University. Lundy owns a 80-69 record over his first three seasons at Park, including leading his 2003 squad to a 30-16 record. Before taking over the program in 2003, he served for three seasons as an assistant coach at Park, starting when the program was reinstated in 2000. During the summer months, Lundy coaches UMB Bank in Kansas City’s prestigious Ban Johnson League, leading his squads to seven league championships. In addition, he has also served as a recommending scout for the Cincinnati Reds organization. A 1982 graduate of Park, Lundy played baseball, basketball and ran cross country as a Pirate. A native of Kansas City, Mo., he has two children, J.D. and Kiely.

Brian Scheetz -- Assistant Coach -- First Season A former member of the Texas Rangers’ farm system, Brian Scheetz enters his first season as an assistant baseball coach at Park University. Scheetz, a graduate of Oak Park High School, pitched for the Ranger organization from 1989-91, before an elbow injury ended his career. He played college baseball at William Jewell College (1986-88) and University of Illinois-Chicago (1988-89). For the past 15 years, Scheetz has worked all over the country as an instructor and coach. He most recently ran Pro Level Sports, a baseball academy in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

2005 Honors and Awards Tommy Bennett: Daktronics-NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; Honorable Mention All-MCAC. Adam Clay: Honorable Mention All-MCAC. Aaron Courter: Daktronics-NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete; MCAC Scholar-Athlete; Honorable Mention All-MCAC. Luke Johnson: Honorable Mention All-MCAC. Ross McCoy: MCAC Scholar-Athlete. Mohammad Mohammad: Honorable Mention All-MCAC. John O’Rourke: Honorable Mention All-MCAC.

Senior Aaron Courter was an NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete in 2005.

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2006 Schedule Day Fri Sun Tue Fri Sun Thu Fri Sun Tue Wed Sat Sun Mon Fri Sat Sun Tue Fri Sat Tue Fri Sat Tue Tue Fri Sat Fri Sat Thu-Sat Wed-Sat Thu-Sat Fri-Fri

Date Feb. 24 Feb. 26 Feb. 28 March 3 March 5 March 9 March 10 March 12 March 14 March 15 March 18 March 19 March 20 March 24 March 25 March 26 March28 March 31 April 1 April 4 April 7 April 8 April 11 April 18 April 21 April22 April 28 April 29 May 4-6 May 10-13 May 18-20 May 26-June 2

Opponent Evangel University Baker University Ottawa University University of Saint Mary Baker University Friends University Ottawa University Central Methodist University Mid-America Christian University Mid-America Christian University University of Sioux Falls University of Sioux Falls William Jewell College Bellevue University Bellevue University Graceland University Peru State College York College York College College of the Ozarks Point Central Christian College Central Christian College Peru State College College of the Ozarks Newman University Newman University Oklahoma Wesleyan University Oklahoma Wesleyan University MCAC Tournament Region IV Tournament Super Regional Tournament NAIA National Tournament

2006 Roster

No. 1 2 3 4 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 33 34 35 42 44

Name Aaron Courter Greg Frost Arturo Garcia Chad Farris Jason Miller Dusty Hylton Vince Sola John Angell Jake Russell Ross McCoy Ted Cox Kenny Theerman Kevin Scobee Jon Sobbe Bo Prather Ryan Weedin Jacob Moore John O’Rourke Moe Mohammad Michel Scavuzzo Ryne Mendez Joe Germano Brett Hoddick Eric Roberts Jordan Henderson Tommy Bennett Bryan Williams Mike Gomez Ryan Kinney Ryan Woolam Richard Scott Chase Keeler Daniel Redman

Yr. 5-11 5-8 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-11 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-5 6-1 6-4 5-11 5-5 5-8 6-5 5-6 6-1 5-11 6-4 6-5 5-10 6-4

Location Springfield, Mo. Baldwin City, Kan. Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Wichita, Kan. Wichita, Kan. Fayette, Mo. Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Lamoni, Iowa Peru, Neb. York, Neb. York, Neb. Lookout, Mo. Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Comfort Field Wichita, Kan. Wichita, Kan. Comfort Field Comfort Field TBA TBA TBA Lewiston, Idaho

Time Noon, 2 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. Noon, 2 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 2, 4 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 5, 7 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. 1, 3 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA

13 Pos. 175 170 205 185 185 165 200 205 185 240 200 210 205 225 200 195 185 195 180 240 240 215 175 185 160 245 150 250 210 185 230 170 235

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

Pos. IF C/OF IF/P OF/C OF/P IF/OF C OF/P P IF/P OF P P C/IF P OF IF IF OF/P P P IF P IF OF IF/P IF IF IF P P OF IF/P

B/T R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/L L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R L/R L/L S/R R/R R/R

Previous School Winnetonka H.S. St. Pius X H.S. Sumner Academy Savannah H.S. North Kansas City H.S. Platte County H.S. North Kansas City H.S. Sumner Academy North Kansas City H.S. Basehor-Linwood H.S. William Chrisman H.S. Maple Woods C.C. Winnetonka H.S. Kansas City, Kan. C.C. Kansas City, Kan. C.C. Platte County H.S. North Kansas City H.S. Saint Louis University North Kansas City H.S. Park Hill H.S. Sumner Academy Rockhurst University Park Hill H.S. Southwestern C.C. Liberty H.S. Maple Woods C.C. Liberty H.S. Independence C.C. Johnson County C.C. Park Hill H.S. Pima C.C. Liberty H.S. Fort Osage H.S.

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Hometown Kansas City, Mo. Gladstone, Mo. Kansas City, Kan. Savannah, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Platte City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Basehor, Kan. Independence, Mo. Macon, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Platte City, Mo. Platte City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Charleston, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Kan. Blue Springs, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Bonita, Kan. Liberty, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Topeka, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Tucson, Ariz. Liberty, Mo. Independence, Mo.


Baseball

Meet the Pirates

#1 Aaron Courter Sr., 5-11, R/R, INF Kansas City, Mo.

#4 Chad Farris Fr., 5-10, R/R, OF/C Savannah, Mo.

#2 Greg Frost So., 5-8, R/R, C/OF Gladstone, Mo.

#3 Arturo Garcia Fr., 6-1, R/R, IF/P Kansas City, Kan.

#5 Jason Miller

#7 Dusty Hylton

#8 Vince Sola

Sr., 5-10, L/L, OF/P Kansas City, Mo.

Jr., 5-9, R/R, INF Platte City, Mo.

So., 6-1, R/R, C Kansas City, Mo.

Fr.., 5-11, L/L, OF/P Kansas City, Kan.

#9 John Angell

14 #10 Jake Russell

#11 Ross McCoy

#12 Ted Cox

#13 Kenny Theerman

#15 Kevin Scobee

Fr., 6-4, R/R, P Kansas City, Mo.

So., 6-2, R/R, INF/P Basehor, Kan.

Fr., 6-2, R/R, OF Independence, Mo.

Sr., 6-2, R/R, P Macon, Mo.

Sr., 6-0, R/R, P Kansas City, Mo.

#16 Jon Sobbe

#17 Bo Prather

#18 Ryan Weedin

#19 Jacob Moore

#20 John O’Rourke

Fr., 6-0, L/L, OF Platte City, Mo.

So., 5-11, R/R, IF Kansas City, Mo.

Sr., 5-11, R/R, INF Charleston, Mo.

Jr., 6-3, R/R, C/IF Kansas City, Mo.

So., 6-3, R/L, P Kansas City, Mo.

#21 Moe Mohammad

#22 Michel Scavuzzo

Sr., 5-11, R/R, OF/P Kansas City, Kan.

So., 6-5, R/R, P Kansas City, Mo.

#23 Ryne Mendez

#24 Joe Germano

Jr., 6-1, R/R, P Kansas City, Kan.

Jr., 6-4, R/R, IF Blue Springs, Mo.

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#25 Brett Hoddick Jr., 5-11, L/R, P Kansas City, Mo.


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#29 Tommy Bennett

#30 Bryan Williams

#31 Mike Gomez

Fr., 5-8, L/L, OF Liberty, Mo.

Sr., 6-5, R/R, IF Kansas City, Mo.

Fr.., 5-6, R/R, IF Liberty, Mo.

Jr., 6-1, R/R, INF Kansas City, Mo.

#33 Ryan Kinney

#34 Ryan Woolam

#44 Daniel Redman

Fr., 6-4, L/L, P Kansas City, Mo.

#35 Richard Scott

#42 Chase Keeler

Jr., 5-11, L/R, IF Topeka, Kan.

#26 Eric Roberts Jr., 5-5, R/R, IF Bonita, Kan.

#27 Jordan Henderson

Jr., 6-5, S/R, P Tucson, Ariz.

Fr., 5-10, R/R, OF Liberty, Mo.

Jr., 6-4, R/R, IF/P Independence, Mo.

2005 Statistics (22-28 Overall, 12-14 MCAC)

BATTING Batting GP AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB SBA McCoy, Ross 41 0.390 77 14 30 6 0 2 16 42 0.545 3 2 10 0 0.427 0 0 0 0 Courter, Aaron 50 0.388 170 36 66 9 1 1 24 80 0.471 12 7 16 0 0.445 2 2 5 10 O’Rourke, John 47 0.333 147 27 49 9 2 4 38 74 0.503 14 1 12 0 0.390 2 7 0 2 Johnson, Luke 47 0.324 148 29 48 6 2 11 41 91 0.615 13 2 31 0 0.387 0 1 0 1 Miller, Jason 48 0.324 105 21 34 7 1 2 22 49 0.467 16 4 18 1 0.429 1 8 6 7 Bennett, Tommy 43 0.319 119 22 38 7 0 5 25 60 0.504 9 7 19 2 0.394 2 2 0 0 Mohammad, Mohammad 50 0.301 136 23 41 5 2 2 18 56 0.412 12 2 36 0 0.362 2 1 2 6 Hylton, Dustin 50 0.291 127 21 37 8 0 0 18 45 0.354 12 11 27 0 0.397 1 6 3 4 0 0 Redman, Daniel 12 0.267 15 2 4 1 0 0 0 5 0.333 1 2 2 0 0.389 0 0 Moore, Jacob 22 0.255 55 9 14 0 0 0 6 14 0.255 4 0 3 0 0.300 1 0 0 0 Avalos, Ricardo 10 0.250 4 2 1 0 1 0 1 3 0.750 0 0 1 0 0.250 0 0 0 0 Wilson, Jeremy 36 0.241 54 10 13 1 0 0 3 14 0.259 12 1 16 0 0.388 0 5 4 7 Mendez, Ryne 20 0.235 17 2 4 1 0 1 8 8 0.471 2 1 2 0 0.350 0 0 0 0 Sola, Vince 39 0.211 71 13 15 3 0 1 5 21 0.296 10 0 25 1 0.309 0 1 0 0 Pryor, Aaron 25 0.182 44 13 8 1 1 1 9 14 0.318 7 5 11 0 0.357 0 0 0 1 Kinney, Ryan 18 0.172 29 1 5 2 0 1 4 10 0.345 0 2 7 0 0.226 0 0 0 0 Frost, Greg 27 0.088 34 10 3 0 0 0 3 3 0.088 7 2 5 0 0.273 1 1 1 1 Scavuzzo, Michel 13 0.083 12 1 1 0 1 0 2 3 0.250 1 0 7 0 0.154 0 0 0 0 Clay, Adam 22 0.000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 1 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 Thresher, Stanley 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 Rush, Roy 12 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 Johnson, Michael 18 0.000 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 2 0 0.000 0 0 1 1 Scobee, Kevin 14 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 Total: 50 0.301 1367 258 411 66 11 31 243 592 0.433 135 49 251 4 0.381 12 34 22 40 PITCHING Pitching ERA W L GP GS CG SHO CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR TBF B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA Clay, Adam 2.50 7 6 21 12 6 3 0 3 79.1 71 33 22 21 76 12 0 4 339 0.241 0 10 0 0 13 Mendez, Ryne 3.38 3 2 8 4 1 0 0 0 32.0 32 24 12 18 30 4 0 1 156 0.260 4 6 0 2 7 Johnson, Michael 5.76 1 3 12 1 0 0 0 1 25.0 35 22 16 6 12 5 0 2 123 0.315 1 3 0 0 3 Scobee, Kevin 5.92 2 4 14 11 3 1 0 0 62.1 71 49 41 21 55 25 1 4 286 0.285 2 7 0 1 8 Miller, Jason 6.64 2 4 7 7 4 0 0 0 40.2 47 36 30 17 32 13 0 4 182 0.305 3 6 0 0 5 Rush, Roy 7.62 3 3 10 8 1 0 0 0 41.1 61 47 35 16 34 10 0 4 218 0.328 2 11 0 1 4 Scavuzzo, Michel 7.92 1 2 7 6 1 0 0 0 30.2 45 29 27 10 33 5 2 5 155 0.321 2 3 1 0 2 McCoy, Ross 8.22 3 4 12 1 0 0 0 0 23.0 28 23 21 12 10 5 1 0 103 0.341 4 8 0 1 0 Frost, Greg 16.88 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 3 5 5 6 2 1 0 0 19 0.250 3 0 0 1 0 Mohammad, Mohammad 20.25 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 4 3 3 1 3 2 0 0 9 0.500 0 0 0 0 0 Total: 5.64 22 28 50 16 4 0 4 338.1 397 271 212 128 287 82 4 24 1590 0.292 21 54 1 6 42

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Track and Field

Season Preview

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Head Park University track and field coach Brian Renshaw has high hopes heading into the 2006 season, despite having a 34-person roster that features 28 freshmen and sophomores. Even with the abundance of youth in the program, the Pirates are not running short on experience. Park’s women’s squad is coming off a fall cross country season in which it captured the Region IV Championship and qualified for the national meet. Leading the team were freshman Dina Yakata (Kansas City, Mo.), sophomore Sara Pitia (Independence, Mo.) and freshman Rachel Fessenden (Holt, Mich.), who finished second, third and fifth, respectively, at the region meet. Along with senior Reagan Mackey (Nassau, Bahamas), sophomore Keyon Harrison (Kansas City, Kan.) and freshman Erycka Fisher (Kansas City, Mo.), the Pirate women carried over the success into the 2006 indoor season as the 4x400 relay squad qualified for the national meet where it set a school record of time of 3:56.85. While the women will be strongest in the distance events, the Park men are expected to excel in the sprints and jumps. Talented newcomers Arries Scott (Kansas City, Mo.) and Jeramie Burns (Perris, Calif.) will be counted on to be immediate contributors in the sprints and hurdles for Park, while senior Leon Bowman (Moreno Valley, Calif.) and sophomore Charles Parker (Kansas City, Mo.) return with experience in middle-distance and sprints, respectively. Sophomore Lawrence Butler (Kansas City, Mo.), sophomore Kyle Conkling (Hamilton, Mo.) and freshman Odis Smith (Kansas City, Mo.) will represent the Pirates in the jumps. In the distance events, sophomores Chris Allred (Hollister, Mo.) and Endashaw Yimer (Shashamane, Ethiopia) will be strong competitors after the duo both qualified for the national cross country meet last fall. Yimer posted the highest finish in school history at the NAIA National Cross Country Championships in 2005, taking third. Looking toward the outdoor season, Renshaw hopes his team can stay focused. “The keys for our team this season are to train hard, stay relaxed at meets, stay healthy and most importantly, enjoy the ride,” Renshaw said. “If our returners can help our newcomers buy into that, we will have a successful season.”

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 and 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.

Women’s Track & Field Liza Ruud: MCAC Scholar-Athlete.

Men’s Track & Field Roger White: Two-Time NAIA All-American.

Sophomore Keyon Harrison qualified for the 2006 NAIA National Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 400-meter dash.

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2006 Schedule Indoor Day Fri Sat Sun Fri Thu-Sat

Date Jan. 13 Jan. 28 Feb. 12 Feb. 17 March 9-11

Event Graceland University Open Jayhawk Invitational Graceland University Mini-Open CMSU Classic NAIA Indoor National Championships

Location Lamoni, Iowa Lawrence, Kan. Lamoni, Iowa Warrensburg, Mo. Johnson City, Tenn.

Time Results 9 a.m. 10 a.m. 1 p.m. All Day

Outdoor Day Thu Sat Tue Sat Sat Thu-Sat Sat Sat Thu-Sat

Date March 16 April 1 April 4 April 8 April 15 April 20-22 April 29 May 13 May 25-27

Event Emporia State University Twilite Northwest Missouri State University Invitational Benedictine College Quad Yellow Jacket Classic William Jewell College Relays KU Relays MCAC Championships Emporia State University Last Chance Meet NAIA Outdoor National Championships

Location Emporia, Kan. Maryville, Mo. Atchison, Kan. Lamoni, Iowa Liberty, Mo. Lawrence, Kan. Lawrence, Kan. Emporia, Kan. Fresno, Calif.

Time 2:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 2:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 10 a.m. All Day All Day TBA All Day

2006 Roster Women Name Lacey Brookshier Kimberly Broswell Viviane Chery Rachel Fessenden Erycka Fisher Keyon Harrison Sara Hulett Melinda Jansen Monique Kazee Reagan Mackey Sara Pitia Aneika Robinson Roseta Ross Becky Tackett Rosalie Watkins Dina Yakata

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

Event Throws Distance Distance Mid-Distance Hurdles/Sprints Sprints/Jumps Throws Mid-Distance Hurdles/Sprints Sprint C.I. Mid-Distance Sprints/Jumps Throws Distance Hurdles/Sprints Mid-Distance

High School SW Livingston H.S. Ashland H.S. Northeast H.S. Holt H.S. Hickman Mills H.S. Turner H.S. Oak Park H.S. Branson H.S. Winnetonka H.S. Gibson H.S. St. Mary’s H.S. Virginia Intermont College St. Ruskin H.S. Marshfield H.S. Perris H.S. North Kansas City H.S.

Hometown Mooresville, Mo. Ashland, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Holt, Mich. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. Branson, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Nassau, Bahamas Independence, Mo. Catherine, Jamaica Kansas City, Mo. Marshfield, Mo. Perris, Calif. Kansas City, Mo.

Men Name Chris Allred Leon Bowman Sean Bueford Jeramie Burns Lawrence Butler Jamie Chatman Lenes Chery Levi Chettle Kyle Conkling Aaron French Devin Haddix James Jensen Keith Longuski Charles Parker Crispin Rea Arries Scott Odis Smith Endashaw Yimer

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

Event Distance Mid-Distance Sprints/Jumps Hurdles/Sprints Sprint/Jumps Mid-Distance Mid-Distance Mid-Distance Sprints/Jumps Sprints/Jumps Sprints Distance Distance Sprints Distance Sprints Sprints/Jumps Distance

High School Hollister H.S. Rancho Verde H.S. Hutchinson C.C. Perris H.S. Westport H.S. Truman H.S. Northeast H.S. Park Hill South H.S. Penny H.S. Fayetteville H.S. Oak Park H.S. Raytown H.S. Ubly H.S. Raytown South H.S. St. Mary’s H.S. Central H.S. Center H.S. Shashamane H.S.

Hometown Hollister, Mo. Moreno Valley, Calif. Hutchinson, Kan. Perris, Calif. Kansas City, Mo. Independence, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Parkville, Mo. Hamilton, Mo. Fayetteville, Ark. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Ubly, Mich. Kansas City, Mo. Independence, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Shashamane, Ethiopia

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Track and Field

Meet The Pirate Women

Lacey Brookshier So., Throws Mooresville, Mo.

Kimberly Broswell Fr., Distance Ashland, Mo.

Viviane Chery

Rachel Fessenden

Fr., Distance Kansas City, Mo.

Fr., Mid-Distance Holt, Mich.

Keyon Harrison

Sara Hulett

Melinda Jansen

Monique Kazee

So., Sprints/Jumps Kansas City, Kan.

So., Throws Kansas City, Mo.

So., Mid-Distance Branson, Mo.

So., Hurdles/Sprints Liberty, Mo.

Erycka Fisher Fr., Hurdles/Sprints Kansas City, Mo.

Reagan Mackey Sr., Sprints Nassau, Bahamas

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Sara Pitia So., Mid-Distance Independence, Mo.

Aneika Robinson

Roseta Ross

Jr., Sprints/Jumps St. Catherine, Jamaica

Fr., Throws Kansas City, Mo.

Rosalie Watkins So., Hurdles/Sprints Perris, Calif.

Dina Yakata Fr., Mid-Distance Kansas City, Mo.

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Becky Tackett Jr., Distance Marshfield, Mo.


Track and Field

Meet The Pirate Men

Chris Allred

Leon Bowman

So., Distance Hollister, Mo.

Sean Bueford

Jeramie Burns

Lawrence Butler

Sr., Mid-Distance Moreno Valley, Calif.

Jr., Sprints/Jumps Hutchinson, Kan.

Fr., Hurdles/Sprints Perris, Calif.

So., Sprints/Jumps Kansas City, Mo.

Jamie Chatman

Lenes Chery

Fr., Mid-Distance Independence, Mo.

Levi Chettle

Kyle Conkiling

Aaron French

So., Mid-Distance Kansas City, Mo.

Fr., Mid-Distance Parkville, Mo.

So., Sprints/Jumps Hamilton, Mo.

So., Sprints/Jumps Fayetteville, Ark.

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Devin Haddix Fr., Sprints Kansas City, Mo.

James Jensen Fr., Distance Kansas City, Mo.

Keith Longuski Jr., Distance Ubly, Mich.

Arries Scott

Odis Smith

Fr., Sprints Kansas City, Mo.

Fr., Sprints/Jumps Kansas City, Mo.

Charles Parker So., Sprints Kansas City, Mo.

Endashaw Yimer So., Distance Shashamane, Ethiopia

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Crispin Rea So., Distance Independence, Mo.


Women’s Golf

Season Preview After winning two of its four tournaments during the fall season, the Park University women’s golf team will try to carryover that success as it enters its 2006 spring campaign. The Pirates, who are guided by third-year Head Coach Kelly DeFeo, return all four starters from last season’s squad, which took second place at the 2005 MCAC Championships and qualified for the Region IV Championships. This season, Park has already captured tournament titles at William Jewell College’s and Avila University’s fall invitationals. Individually, the Pirates are paced by junior Katie Johnson (Bonner Springs, Kan.) and sophomore Ashley Nicks (St. Louis, Mo.). Both Johnson and Nicks are former MCAC Players of the Year as each claimed individual medalist honors at the conference championships in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Nicks, who won the MCAC meet as a freshman last season, was also Park highest finisher at the 2005 Region IV Championships, taking fifth. The 2004 conference player of the year, Johnson took second at the 2005 MCAC Championships, just two shots off the pace of Nicks. Rounding out the returning starters are junior Sarah Molina (Kansas City, Mo.) and sophomore Amy Hollander (Piper, Kan.), who took 10th at the 2005 conference championships. Joining the team this season is freshman Nichole Wessel (Spring Hill, Kan.). Wessel became the first player in the history of the Spring Hill High School girl’s golf program to qualify for the state tournament last year. “I’m looking forward to the spring season,” DeFeo said. “The girls have been a lot more focused this year than they have been in past seasons,” DeFeo said. “Because of that, I believe they will be up to the challenge. We should have a great spring.”

Kelly DeFeo -- Head Coach -- Third Season Kelly DeFeo is entering her third season as the head women’s golf coach at Park University. In the program’s first season of existence in 2003-04, DeFeo guided then-freshman Katie Johnson to an MCAC Individual Championship en route to being named the conference’s Player of the Year. Last season, she did the same for then-freshman Ashley Nicks, who also was named MCAC Player of the Year. As a team in 2004-05, the Pirates took second place at the MCAC Championships. A Class A PGA member with the Midwest Section since 1995, DeFeo’s impressive work record includes having been a teaching professional at the Robin Nigro Golf Academy in Kansas City, Mo. She has also served seasonally as a teaching professional at the Eldorado Country Club in Indian Wells, Calif., as an assistant professional at Tiffany Greens in Kansas City, Mo., and as the assistant/head golf professional at Mission Hills Country Club in Mission Hills, Kan. DeFeo’s vast professional golf experience includes workshops with the PGA and USGA on rules and tournament administration, fitting seminars and short game seminars. She conducted clinics and individual lessons for the UMKC women’s golf program in 1997 and served as the chairperson for Sectional Junior Girls’ Events in 1991. DeFeo is a contributing writer for Tee Times monthly magazine. DeFeo and her husband, Chuck, reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Sophomore Amy Hollander finished in 10th place at the 2005 MCAC Championships.

Sophomore Ashley Nicks was named MCAC Player of the Year in 2005 after taking individual medalist honors at the conference meet.

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Meet The Pirates

Amy Hollander

Katie Johnson

So., 5-9 Piper, Kan.

Sarah Molina

Ashley Nicks

Jr., 5-10 Bonner Springs, Kan.

Jr., 5-6 Kansas City, Mo.

So., 5-3 St. Louis, Mo.

Nichole Wessel Fr., 5-9 Spring Hill, Kan.

2006 Schedule Day Tue Wed Fri 3 Fri Sat Mon Tue Mon Tue Fri Mon Tue Mon Tue Sat Sun Mon Tue Mon Tue Tue Wed Thu Fri

Date Sep. 13 Sep. 14 Sep. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 8 Oct. 17 Oct. 18 March 27 March 28 March 31 April 3 April 4 April 10 April 11 April 15 April 16 April 24 April 25 May 8 May 9 May 23 May 24 May 25 May 26

Tournament Rockhurst Invitational Rockhurst Invitational Avila Invitational William Jewell Invitational William Jewell Invitational UMKC Invitational UMKC Invitational Evangel University Invitational Evangel University Invitational Avila University Invitational William Woods Invitational William Woods Invitational Park University Spring Invitational Park University Spring Invitational McKendree College Invitational McKendree College Invitational MCAC Championships MCAC Championships Region IV Championships Region IV Championships NAIA Championships NAIA Championships NAIA Championships NAIA Championships

Site Liberty, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Springfield, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Fulton, Mo. Fulton, Mo. The National G.C. of K.C. The National G.C. of K.C. O’Fallon, Mo. O’Fallon, Mo. Bartlesville, Okla. Bartlesville, Okla. Wichita, Kan. Wichita, Kan. South Bend, Ind. South Bend, Ind. South Bend, Ind. South Bend, Ind.

Time Noon Noon 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. 9 a.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

2006 Roster Name Amy Hollander Katie Johnson Sarah Molina Ashley Nicks Nichole Wessel

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

Ht. 5-9 5-10 5-6 5-3 5-9

Previous School Piper Bishop Miege Maple Woods CC Gateway Spring Hill

Hometown Piper, Kan. Bonner Springs, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Spring Hill, Kan.

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Proud Sponsor of the 2006 Homewood Suites Men’s Volleyball Invitational Feb. 17-18 Parkville, Mo.

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 M Baseball/Softball Basketball

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W 0

BL M

IN

W

1

0

M 0

AS

W 0

M 0

HI

W 1

M 2

WH

W 0

UN

M

W

14

13

M 4

Total

W 0

M

W

22

14

5

0

7

11

0

0

0

0

0

1

4

4

0

1

16

17

Golf

na

0

na

1

na

0

na

0

na

1

na

3

na

0

na

5

Soccer

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

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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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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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Pirate Athletic Facilities One of the premier soccer facilities in the NAIA, Julian Field (left) 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 (left), 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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Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Women's Golf, Men's Volleyball

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