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2007 Official Fall Sports Media Guide

Mirsad Mirsad Dzilic Dzilic 2006 2006 NAIA NAIA All-American All-American

Maria Maria Ruiz Ruiz 2006 2006 NAIA NAIA All-American All-American

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2007 men’s Soccer Schedule

James Katawja 2006 Honorable Mention All-American

Date Opponent Location Time 8/25 Baker University Julian Field 1:00 pm 9/1 Dakota Wesleyan U. Springfield, Ill. 5:00 pm 9/2 Lindsey Wilson College Springfield, Ill. 5:00 pm 9/8 Midland Lutheran Julian Field 1:00 pm 9/12 William Jewell Julian Field 7:30 pm 9/15 Hastings College Hastings, Neb. 7:30 pm 9/19 Benedictine College Julian Field 5:00 pm 9/22 Graceland University Lamoni, Iowa 7:00 pm 9/29 Grand View College Des Moines, Iowa 2:00 pm 10/3 Oklahoma Wesleyan Julian Field 5:30 pm 10/6 Sterling College Julian Field 3:30 pm 10/10 Central Christian College McPherson, Kan. 4:30 pm 10/16 York College York, Neb. 4:30 pm 10/20 Bellevue University Julian Field 2:30 pm 10/26 MCAC Tournament TBA TBA 10/27 MCAC Tournament TBA TBA 10/31 Region IV Tournament TBA TBA 11/2 Region IV Tournament TBA TBA 11/3 Region IV Tournament TBA TBA 11/14 NAIA Tournament Olathe, Kan. TBA 11/15 NAIA Tournament Olathe, Kan. TBA 11/16 NAIA Tournament Olathe, Kan. TBA 11/17 NAIA Tournament Olathe, Kan. TBA 11/19 NAIA Tournament Olathe, Kan. TBA

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4PARK UNIVERSITY (1-10) Park Athletics Information Park University University President Athletic Director Park Athletics Staff Parkville & Greater Kansas City MCAC NAIA

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4MEN’S SOCCER (11-18) Men’s Soccer Schedule Season Preview CoachingStaff Roster Breakdown 2006 Season Review 2006 Schedule & Results 2006 Statistics Men’s Soccer History

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4WOMEN’S SOCCER (19-26) PARK UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS QUICK FACTS

Location............................................................................................................................ Parkville, Mo. Founded............................................................................................................................................1875 Nationwide Enrollment............................................................................................................ 26,402 President................................................................................................... Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts Affiliation................................................................................................NAIA Division I (Region IV) Conference................................................................ Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Nickname...................................................................................................................................... Pirates Colors...............................................................................................................................Canary & Wine Basketball/Volleyball Facility.................................................... Breckon Sports Center (1,000) Soccer Facility.......................................................................................................Julian Field (1,500) Baseball Facility............................................................................................................. Comfort Field Softball Facility......................................................................................................Park Softball Field Director of Athletics...................................................................................................Claude English Faculty Athletics Representative.......................................................................Dr. Don Williams Sports Information Director............Steve Wilson (Women’s Volleyball & Cross Country) Office Phone.................................................................................................................(816) 584-6490 Office Fax.......................................................................................................................(816) 505-5448 E-Mail........................................................................................................stephen.wilson@park.edu Assistant SID.............................................................. Brooke Orcutt (Men’s & Women’s Soccer) Office Phone.................................................................................................................(816) 584-6751 E-Mail...........................................................................................................brooke.orcutt@park.edu Athletics Phone...........................................................................................................(816) 584-6425 Athletics Web Site.................................................................................... www.parkathletics.com

Women’s Soccer Schedule Season Preview Coaching Staff Roster Breakdown 2006 Season Review 2006 Schedule & Results 2006 Statistics Women’s Soccer History

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4WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL (27-34) Women’s Volleyball Schedule Season Preview CoachingStaff Roster Breakdown 2006 Season Review 2006 Schedule & Results 2006 Statistics Women’s Volleyball History

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FALL MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS

The 2007 Park University Fall Sports Media Guide is a production of the Park Department of Athletics, Claude English, Athletic Director. The guide was written, edited and designed by Sports Information Director Steve Wilson, with editorial contributions from Assistant SID Brooke Orcutt. Printed by Pro Print, Gladstone, Mo. The guide is an all-inclusive media resource to Park’s fall athletics programs. Photography courtesy Park University, UMKC, Kansas City Royals, Kansas City Chiefs, Country Club Plaza, Midlands Collegiate Athletic Confrerence, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. All media interview requests for Park University coaches and student- athletes must go through Park University Sports Information. The SID’s office can be reached by phone at (816) 584-6490 or by email at stephen.wilson@park.edu. Photographs, feature ideas and statistics are available through the SID’s office, while news, results and statistics can also be found online at www. parkathletics.com.

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PARK UNIVERSITY Founded

Park University was founded in 1875 as an independent, liberal arts, fouryear coeducational, residential Christian institution.

Present

An independent, private institution, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Park University currently enjoys a distinguished position in higher education as a growing entrepreneurial institution with 43 campus centers in 21 states including our extensive Online program.

Location

The “main” flagship campus of Park is located on its historic site in Parkville, Missouri (founded 1875) high on the bluff above the scenic Missouri River. Our Parkville Campus is 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, 15 minutes from the Kansas City International Airport, and part of the KCI Business Corridor. The School for Extended Learning has established campus centers on military installations across the United States and Online. The School for Extended Learning has served the non-traditional, working adult student since 1972 by offering undergraduate programs in an accelerated format. Our Graduate School is located in Downtown Kansas City. We also have a campus in Independence, Mo., and a new stand-alone Park University Austin Campus in Austin, Texas.

STUDENTS

Approximately 60 percent of our students are active duty military, active duty dependents, retired military, or Department of Defense. Fifty-three percent of our undergraduate students are upper division;

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four percent of our students are graduate students in six growing graduate programs (with major growth Online.) More than 50 percent of our total student population took at least one Online course in AY 2004. The students in Online and extended campuses study in an accelerated eight-week format throughout the year (five terms). During AY 2004, we had more than 42,000 separate Online enrollments and we serve students in all military branches (Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, and Navy) throughout the world. Park’s traditional campus in Parkville is host to two-thirds of our more than 500 international students from more than 100 countries and our substantial and growing globalization program. Internationalization counts for much of our Online growth and our focus on global education. We are happy to report that we are an institution selected by ACE to participate in its Internationalization Collaboration during 2004-2005. Our multi-cultural and international programs are growing and impact all of our student learners throughout the world.

Parkville Campus

• Founded: 1875 • Location: Parkville, Missouri. An historic town on the Missouri River, 10 minutes to downtown Kansas City, Missouri, 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport. • Tuition: Our fiscal initiatives provide varying revenue streams which allow Park to maintain our tuition at approximately the same level as students attending state universities in Missouri (our tuition benchmark). • Freshman Class Average: GPA 3.09, ACT 19.3, 80% in top half of their senior class. • Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1 • Diverse Population: Students represent 30 states and more than 50 foreign countries. • Athletics: Park University is a member of the


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NAIA: Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Track and Field, Cross-Country, Soccer, Men’s & Women’s Volleyball, Women’s Softball, and Men’s Baseball. • 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. • Special Programs and Facilities: Parkville Commercial Underground, Underground Library, Limitless Internship Opportunities, Academic Support Center for tutoring, testing, and writing labs, Career Development Center, Sports Event Center, State of the Art Fitness Facility, the Park Theatre, and the Campenella Art Gallery.

Box 480, Jefferson City, MO. 65102 (573-7513469) has officially approved the academic standards of Park University for teacher education. The Department of Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, 61 Broadway, New York, NY. 10006 (212363-5555, ext. 153) and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Department of Athletic Training is accredited by CAATE, Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education, 2201 Double Creek Drive, Suite 5006, Round Rock, TX 78664. The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work

Education (CSWE), 1725 Duke Street, Suite 500, Alexandria, VA 22314.

Vision Statement

Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.

Mission Statement

The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.

Library Resources

• More than 130,000 Volumes • Computerized card-catalog system • CD-ROM Resources • 775 Periodical subscriptions • Inter-Library Loan System

Accreditation

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, (KAN214F), 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL. 60602 (312-263-0456). The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O.

Julian Field is home to both the men’s and women’s soccer teams at Park University and is part of a seven-facility complex on the University’s North side. Equipped with lights, a fully accomodating press box and a newly installed scoreboard, Julian Field hosts multiple events, including MCAC and NAIA post-season games as well as Park Hill South High School Events.

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UNVIERSITY PRESIDENT DR. BEVERLEY BYERS-PEVITTS Dr. BeverlEy

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everley Byers-Pevitts, Ph.D., is President and CEO of Park University in Kansas City, Mo. and the university’s first woman president in its 131year history. Previous to coming to Park University in 2001, she served as Interim President and as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Texas Woman’s University. Her previous administrative and faculty experiences include Dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at the University of Northern Iowa; and as Chair and Director of Graduate Studies of the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Nevada. Dr. Byers-Pevitts is active locally and nationally. Her belief that the role of higher education is to be an active participant and contributor to the community and the profession is apparent in her activities. She served as founding President of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE); as President of the Women’s Program of the American Theatre Association, and as the first editor of the ATHE Journal, Theatre Topics. Dr. Byers-Pevitts founded the first national conference for Women in Theatre and co-coordinated the first three conferences with funding from the Ford Foundation. She serves on the Council of Presidents for the NAIA; the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Missouri Colleges Fund; the governing boards of the Liberty Memorial Association in which she chairs the Education Committee, KCPT (Kansas City Public Television) and KCREACHE (Kansas City Regional Access Consortium for Higher Education). She is a member of the Board of Directors for the Platte County Economic Development Council, a member of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Kansas City and Independence Chambers of Commerce and a Rotarian. In April 2005, Ingram’s Magazine named her one of the Power Elite of Kansas City in recognition of the results of her leadership at Park Univer-

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sity. Nationally, she is on the board of the Women’s Museum, a member of the American Council on Education’s Leadership Network for International Education and a commissioner for the Office of Women in Higher Education for ACE. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre and the National Theatre Conference. President Byers-Pevitts is a professionally produced and published playwright. Additionally, she has had numerous articles published in educational journals and books, and has lectured widely on leadership, access and equity in higher education, women’s health, academic restructuring, faculty roles, distance learning, and the future of universities. President Byers-Pevitts received her Ph.D., an interdisciplinary degree in English, Philosophy, Speech Communication and Theatre, and an M.A. in Theatre from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She received a B.A. in English from Kentucky Wesleyan. Her postdoctoral study was conducted at the Institutes for Higher Education at Harvard University. In May 2003, Dr. Byers-Pevitts was presented the degree of Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Kentucky Wesleyan College. In the past four years at Park, under her leadership the University budget has doubled, the endowment has increased 54 percent, and enrollment has improved by 29 percent. Park is a leader in delivering education to the military, with campus centers in 23 states at 39 military installations, and has three campuses in Kansas City and one in Austin, Texas. Park also is a national leader in Online education, with students across the United States and overseas who are enrolled in Online courses. President Byers-Pevitts’ vision is to make the world a better place through education by maximizing individuals’ creative, educational, and entrepreneurial potential; to prepare global learners through cultural awareness to lead, to communicate, and to conduct business in a world marketplace. She is honored to represent Park University’s diverse community of learners and scholars.

TOP ROW, L-R

Michael Droge, Ph.D., Provost & Senior Vice President; Marilyn Bartels, Ph.D., Associate Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Roger Hershey, Vice President and General Counsel; Clarinda H. Creighton, Vice President of Student Services; Caren Handleman, Vice President for University Advancement.

BOTTOM ROW, L-R

Thomas W. Peterman, Ph.D., Vice President for Distance Learning; Dorla Watkins, Vice President for Finance and Administration; Rita Weighill, Associate Vice President for Communication; Paul H. Gault, Special Assistant for Administration.

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR CLAUDE ENGLISH Claude

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HISTORY

Park Athletic Director 41996-Present Park Head Men’s Basketball Coach 41992-2005 Rhode Island Men’s Basketball Coach 41981-84 Rhode Island Assistant Coach 41972-1980

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

Christian College (Dallas, Texas) 41966-68 University of Rhode Island 41968-70 Portland Trail Blazers 41970-71 Hartford Capitals 41971-74

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Portland Trail Blazers Draft Pick 41970

laude English enters his 12th year as Park University’s Director of Athletics. Park’s A.D. since January of 1996, English coached men’s basketball for 13 standout seasons before retiring from coaching at the conclusion of the 200405 season. Park University athletics has undergone drastic improvements under English. Women’s golf and men’s baseball have been added as intercollegiate sports since his appointment to A.D. In addition, English has overseen numerous facility improvements, such as Park soccer’s 1,500-seat Julian Field and the construction of the Breckon Sports Center. Under English’s watch as A.D., 116 students have earned All-America Scholar-Athlete honors, while 66 individuals were named athletic All-Americans. Since 2002, Park athletic teams have won 23 conference titles, 14 region championships and advanced to 23 national tournaments. English’s term as A.D. has also seen the inception of the Pirate Club, Park’s Support organization. In 2006-07, Park made its third trip to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, marking one of seven sports to advance and represent the Pirates in national compeition within the NAIA ranks (men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s and women’s outdoor track & field). Additionally, Park University served as the host institution for the 2006 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship at the College Boulevard

Athletic Complex in Olathe, Kan. The Pirate men’s volleyball program also advanced to the NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament, and Park will host the event in the 2008 season. The winningest coach in Park men’s basketball history with a record of 182-207, English’s coaching tenure was highlighted by the Pirates’ run to the NAIA Final Four in 1997-98, which ended with a school-record mark of 27-8. English was honored at the national tournament with the Charles A. Krigel Award for outstanding sportsmanship, while his team was awarded the Dr. James Naismith-Emil S. Liston Sportsmanship Award for the team recognized as most sportsmanlike at the tourney. After playing basketball for Christian College in Dallas, Texas, and the University of Rhode Island, English was selected in the NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers where he played the 1970-71 season. English also played in the Eastern Basketball Association for the Hartford Capitals, the affiliate team for the Philadelphia 76ers. In 1973-74, English won the Eastern Basketball Association Championship with the Capitals. He was a three-year captain at Hartford. He joined the coaching staff at the University of Rhode Island in 1972 where he remained for 12 years, including four seasons as the head coach from 1981-84. English was named Coach of the Year in the Atlantic 10 Conference in 1981. Overall, he owns a 227-277 career record in 17 seasons as a head coach.

Hartford Capitals Team Captain 41971-74 Eastern Basketball Association Champion 41973-74 Atlantic-10 Coach of the Year 41981 NAIA Charles A. Krigel Award 41998 Naismith-Liston Sportsmanship Award 41998 Winningest Coach in Park History 4227 Wins (1992-2005)

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PARK UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS STAFF & Head coaches

Darrell Cooper Athletic Trainer

Kelly DeFeo Women’s Golf

Pat Fayard Office Manager

Cory Frederick Men’s Volleyball

Michael Frey Head Athletic Trainer

Christy Grimes Athletic Trainer

Ken Hefner Women’s Soccer

Jason Kline Men’s Basketball

Cary Lundy Baseball

Joe C. Meriweather Women’s Basketball

Brooke Orcutt Assistant SID

Amy Reif Softball

Brian Renshaw Cross Country/Track

Efrem Shimlis Men’s Soccer

Peggy Tuter Women’s Volleyball

Krystal Webb Spirit Squad

Dr. Don Williams Faculty Representative

Steve Wilson Sports Information

ATHLETICS PHONE DIRECTORY (Area Code 816)

Office of Intercollegiate Athletics..............................................................................................................................................584-6425 Director of Athletics........................................................................................................................................................................584-6492 Sports Information Director........................................................................................................................................................584-6490 Assistant Sports Information Director.....................................................................................................................................584-6751 Athletic Training...............................................................................................................................................................................584-6353 Baseball...............................................................................................................................................................................................584-6746 Cross Country...................................................................................................................................................................................584-6488 Men’s Basketball...............................................................................................................................................................................584-6438 Men’s Soccer......................................................................................................................................................................................584-6487 Men’s Volleyball................................................................................................................................................................................584-6763 Softball................................................................................................................................................................................................584-6443 Track & Field......................................................................................................................................................................................584-6488 Women’s Basketball........................................................................................................................................................................584-6491 Women’s Golf....................................................................................................................................................................................584-6238 Women’s Soccer...............................................................................................................................................................................584-6408 Women’s Volleyball.........................................................................................................................................................................584-6493

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PARKVILLE & THE GREATER KANSAS CITY AREA

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ark University calls Parkville, Mo., and the Greater Kansas City Area home, offering students the features of both small-town life and the flashing lights of the big city. With a population just more than 4,000, Parkville allows students the smalltown lifestyle and tightly knit community often times associated with small college athletics and the NAIA. Originally a trading post on the Missouri River, Parkville grew as Kansas City boomed in the late 1800s, which included the founding of Park University. Both the University and the city get their names from Col. George S. Park, who played a key role in the early development of the area. Today, Parkville’s historic downtown district coupled with new shopping areas to the north and east of Park University’s Parkville Campus gives Park University students two great entertainment opportunities within the area. Parkville sits within the Northland of the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area,

which encompasses 15 counties, nine of which are in Missouri and six across the state line in Kansas. The Northland is locally referred to as “north of the river”. Contained wholly within Missouri, it encompasses portions of Clay County including the northern half of Kansas City, Mo., and the cities of Parkville, Liberty, North Kansas City and Gladstone. As a whole, the Kansas City Metropolitan Area is situated at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers, often referred to as Kaw Point, straddling the state border between Missouri and Kansas. The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, anchored by Kansas City, Mo., is the 27th largest in the United States, with an estimated population just shy of 2 million. A tradition-rich city known for its barbecue and rich sports history, Kansas City is currently home to Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals, the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL, Major League Soccer’s Kansas City Wizards, and the Kansas Speedway, which is host to several NASCAR events

throughout the year including one Nextel Cup Series event in the fall. Kansas City is home to the Kansas City T-Bones minor league baseball franchise, the Kansas City Brigade of the Arena Football League, and the Kansas City Explorers of World Team Tennis. Kansas City is also home to the Sprint Center and Kansas City Power & Light District, which is scheduled for a Fall 2007 opening. The Sprint Center also houses the College Basketball Experience, which will include the College Basketball Hall of Fame. Blocks from the Power & Light District and the Sprint Center sits Municipal Auditorium, home to the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Last season, Park advanced to the tournament’s sweet 16, marking the deepest run in more than a decade by a Kansas City-area team. Kansas City is also known for its historic shopping districts, including Westport and the Country Club Plaza, which is one of the world’s largest outdoor shopping areas designed for motor-vehicle traffic. Commonly referred to as “The Plaza”, the Country Club Plaza is home to one of the nation’s largest holiday light displays between the Thanksgiving Holiday and midway through January.

Kauffman Stadium (above), home of the Kansas City Royals, is part of the two-stadium Truman Sports Complex on the metropolitan area’s east side. The complex is also home to the Kansas City Chiefs and Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City third baseman Alex Gordon (right), is the brother of Park University infielder Brett Gordon. (Photos courtesy Kansas City Royals). Above: Parkville, Mo., is located north and west of downtown Kansas City in the Northland, which is the area north of the Missouri River. Downtown Kansas City provides a scenic skyline for residents of the two-state area and is located just north of the Country Club Plaza, one of the world’s largest outdoor shopping areas designed for vehicle traffic.

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MCAC MCAC OPPONENTS

BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY Location: Bellevue, Neb. Founded: 1966 President: John Muller Athletic Director: Jerry Mosser Nickname: Bruins Colors: Purple & Gold Enrollment: 5500 Web Site: http://www.bellevue.edu/bruins/ Sports Information: Brian Dunn E-Mail: brian.dunn@bellevue.edu Phone: 402-557-7052 Fax: 402-293-2086

2006 Fall Sports Recap Cross Country Men’s Team Finishes 1. Park (15) 2. Oklahoma Wesleyan (50)

Women’s Team Finishes 1. Park (15) 2. College of Saint Mary (49) 3. Peru State (93) 4. Oklahoma Wesleyan (109) Men’s Soccer School Bellevue Park York Central Christian Okla. Wesleyan

MCAC Overall 4-0 1.000 15-6 3-1 .750 13-8-1 2-2 .500 7-10-2 1-3 .250 5-12-1 0-4 .000 4-13-1

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Postseason Tournament Semifinals Park def. York, 2-0 Bellevue def. Central Christian, 8-0 Championship Bellevue def. Park, 3-2 OT Women’s Soccer School MCAC Overall Park 5-0 1.000 16-5 Coll. of Saint Mary 4-1 .800 12-7-2 Bellevue 3-2 .600 16-4-1 Central Christian 2-3 .400 9-11 York 1-4 .200 4-13-1 Okla. Wesleyan 0-5 .000 5-12-1

.762 .619 .786 .450 .250 .306

Postseason Tournament Semifinals Park def. Central Christian, 3-0 Bellevue def. Saint Mary, 1-0 Championship Bellevue def. Park, 1-0 Women’s Volleyball School MCAC Overall Coll. of Saint Mary 15-1 .938 37-9 Bellevue 13-3 .813 31-9 Park 12-4 .750 27-11 Coll. of the Ozarks 12-4 .750 27-13 Peru 8-8 .500 11-23 York 5-11 .313 11-22 Okla. Wesleyan 4-12 .250 6-22 Central Christian 3-13 .188 5-25 Haskell 0-16 .000 0-23

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Postseason Tournament Semifinals Bellevue def. #3 Park, 3-0 Saint Mary def. Ozarks, 3-1 Final Bellevue University def. Saint Mary, 3-0

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CENTRAL CHRISTIAN COLLEGE Location: McPherson, Kan. Founded: 1884 President: Dwight Reimer Athletic Director: Jared Hamilton Nickname: Tigers Colors: Blue and Gold Enrollment: 335 Web Site: http://www.centralchristian.edu/athletics/ Sports Information: Jared Hamilton E-Mail: jared.hamilton@centralchristian.edu Phone: 620-241-0723 ext 344 Fax: 620-241-6032

President: Dr. Wayne Baker, York College Commissioner: Al Waller (waller@cofo.edu) Faculty Athletics Rep.: Tom Smith SID: Jerod Dahlgren (sid@mcac-naia.org) Supervisor of Officials: Mike Trader Eligibility Chair: Joyce Pigge

COLLEGE OF SAINT MARY Location: Omaha, Neb. Founded: 1923 President: Sister Maryanne Stevens Athletic Director: Kevin Lein Nickname: Flames Colors: Royal Blue/Gold Enrollment: 1100 Web Site: http://csmweb.csm.edu/cfp/athletics/ Sports Information: Kevin Lein E-Mail: klein@csm.edu Phone: 402-399-2332 Fax: 402-399-2381

OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY Location: Bartlesville, Okla. Founded: 1909 President: Dr. Everett Piper Athletic Director: Chris Reese Nickname: Eagles Colors: Red/White/Blue Enrollment: 700 Web Site: http://www.okwu.edu/athletics Sports Information: Chris Reese E-Mail: creese@okwu.edu Phone: 918-335-6843 ext 843 Fax: 918-335-6246

COLLEGE OF THE OZARKS Location: Point Lookout, Mo. Founded: 1906 President: Dr. Jerry Davis Athletic Director: Al Waller Nickname: Bobcats Colors: Maroon and White Enrollment: 1500 Web Site: http://www.cofo.edu/athletics.asp?page=8 Sports Information: Candace Sullinger E-Mail: sullinge@cofo.edu Phone: 417-334-6411ext 4565 Fax: 417-348-1432

PERU STATE COLLEGE Location: Peru, Neb. Founded: 1867 President: Dr. Ben Johnson Athletic Director: Richard Speas Nickname: Bobcats Colors: Blue and White Enrollment: 1700 Athletic Web Site: http://athletics.peru.edu/ Sports Information: Dave Walker E-Mail: dwalker@oakmail.peru.edu Phone: 402-872-2441 Fax: 402-872-2302

HASKELL INDIAN NATIONS UNIVERSITY Location: Lawrence, Kan. Founded: 1884 President: Karen Swisher Athletic Director: Dwight M. Pickering Nickname: Indians Colors: Purple and Gold Enrollment: 1000 Web Site: http://www.haskell.edu/athletics/ Sports Information: Dwight M. Pickering E-Mail: dpickering@haskell.edu Phone: 785-749-8481 Fax: 785-832-6632

YORK COLLEGE Location: York, Neb. Founded: 1890 President: Dr. Wayne Baker Athletic Director: Chris Luther Nickname: Panthers Colors: Royal Blue and White Enrollment: 500 Web Site: http://www.york.edu/athletics/ Sports Information: Trent Hinton E-Mail: thinton@york.edu Phone: 402-363-5698 Fax: 402-363-5738

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he first general session of the `Organizing Convention’ of the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball (NAIB) was held in the Phillips Hotel, Kansas City, Missouri, at 10 a.m., Sunday, March 10, 1940. But the seed from which the NAIB sprouted was planted two blocks away at Municipal Auditorium. It was there in 1937 that a men’s basketball tournament tipped off which has become the longest continuous national collegiate tournament in any sport. The tournament was the brainchild of Emil S. Liston, Dr. James Naismith, Frank Cramer, and a group of Kansas City business leaders who wanted to provide Kansas City-area fans with exciting amateur competition and to provide a framework for small colleges and universities to determine a national basketball champion. In 1948, the NAIB affirmed its commitment to equality by becoming the first national organization to offer intercollegiate postseason opportunities to black student-athletes. Unprecedented action was taken in 1953 when historically black institutions were voted into membership. One year previous to the inclusion of historically black institutions, another form of expansion occurred. In 1952, as a result of the expressed desires of the member institutions, appropriate steps were taken by which the NAIB was transformed into the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), and the first all-encompassing set of rules and standards was adopted. Recommendations to take this important action were made by the National Executive Committee at the annual meeting after determining the move was desirable and feasible. The recommendation was later approved by a mail vote of the entire membership. With the Association’s new name came

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS the addition of national championships in golf, tennis and outdoor track and field. Football, cross country, baseball and swimming and diving were added to the championships calendar in 1956. Wrestling (1958), soccer (1959), bowling (1962-78), gymnastics (196484), indoor track and field (1966) and men’s volleyball (1969-80) were later additions. Two major changes were made during the 1970s. An extensive study was completed in 1970 which paved the way for two divisions of football. Four teams qualified for the playoffs in each division at the outset and, later, 16 teams were selected for postseason play. In 1997, football was consolidated to one division again as the Football Coaches Association cited a narrowing gap between enrollment size and philosophy of the two divisions. As the NAIA moved into its second halfcentury in the 1980s, it revolutionized national collegiate athletics with the establishment of athletics programs for women on August 1, 1980. Official notice on that date followed a mail vote by the membership on May 1 that supported becoming the first organization to offer collegiate athletics to both men and women. The championship calendar for women began that year with basketball, cross country, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track and field, softball, tennis and volleyball. Soccer was added in 1984, and golf was included in 1995. Gymnastics was discontinued after the 1988 championship. Another important chapter in the history of the NAIA unfolded in 1992 when the Association voted to move its headquarters from Kansas City to Tulsa. Moving with the national office was the Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship which had been held in Kansas City for 56 years. In 1993, the waves of change once again washed over the Association. The membership

2006 Region IV Fall Results

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Team Champion - Park - 2:12:31.06 - 37 points Individual - Denise Mokaya, Friends - 25:02.42 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Team Champion - Park - 1:36:01.23 - 33 points Individual - Jolene Mick - KWU - 18.08.02 MEN’S SOCCER First Round Kansas Wesleyan def. McPherson, 3-2 (3 OT) Sterling def. Friends, 4-3 Semifinals Bellevue def. Kansas Wesleyan, 4-1 Park def. Sterling, 1-0 (OT) Championship Park def. Bellevue, 2-1 WOMEN’S SOCCER Quarterfinals Saint Mary (Neb.) def. Sterling, 3-0 Kansas Wesleyan def. St. Mary (Kan.), 5-0 Semifinals Park def. Saint Mary (Neb.), 2-1 OT Kansas Wesleyan def. Bellevue, 5-1 Championship Park def. Kansas Wesleyan, 3-1 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Semifinals Ozarks def. Tabor, 3-1 Park def. Bethel, 3-2 Bellevue def. McPherson, 3-0 St. Mary def. Kansas Wesleyan, 3-0 Semifinals Bellevue def. Ozarks, 3-1 St. Mary def. Park, 3-0 Championship St. Mary def. Bellevue, 3-0

naia national championships

CROSS COUNTRY (LOUISVILLE, KY.) Men’s Cross Country - 23rd Place Team Finish Women’s Cross Country - 17th Place Team Finish MEN’S SOCCER (DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.) Park ties Goshen, 2-2 (Park advances on PK’s) Webber International def. Park, 3-2

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics relocated to 12th & Grand, blocks from the Sprint Center, in July of 2007.

WOMEN’S SOCCER (OLATHE, KAN.) Park def. College of the Southwest, 2-0 Houghton def. Park, 2-1

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS voted to discontinue the use of district play as a means of qualification for national championships, marking the first time since the NAIA’s creation that district competition would not be used. In 1999, the NAIA restructured to include 14 regions to better serve its membership. Each region is governed by a regional management committee comprised of various conference and independent representatives. In 2000, the NAIA reaffirmed its purpose to enhance the character-building aspects of sport. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator is committed to the true spirit of competition through five tenets: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship. This program will educate and create awareness of the positive characterbuilding traits afforded by sports and return integrity to competition at the collegiate and youth levels while impacting all of society. Everything has come full circle. The NAIA relocated its National Office in July of 2001 to Olathe, Kansas, just miles from Gardner where the idea for the small-college basketball tournament gave rise to the NAIA. Now, nearly 65 years after that initial tournament, the Buffalo Funds-NAIA Division I Men’s Basketball National Championship has returned to historic Municipal Auditorium, the arena that was home to so many memories from 1927-74. Last season, Park made its third appearance in the NAIA’s signature event and the first since the tournament returned to Kansas City, as the Pirates advanced to the NAIA’s Sweet 16 to close the 2006-07 season. In Summer 2007, the NAIA relocated its National Office to downtown Kansas City, Mo., bringing more NAIA tradition to the downtown area, with the national headquarters now sitting blocks from Kansas City’s newest attraction, the Sprint Center, in the heart of the Kansas City Power and Light District. The NAIA has 50,000 studentathletes participating at nearly 300 member colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. Divided into 14 regions, the NAIA offers 23 championships in 13 sports. Since 1937, the NAIA has continued a long tradition of pushing the envelope and making a positive difference in the lives of students, coaches and parents. The Champions of Character program is the latest cutting-edge addition to the

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NAIA’s proud history of innovation. Through Champions of Character, the NAIA seeks to create an environment in which every student-athlete, coach, official and spectator are committed to the true spirit of competition through the five core values: respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship.

2007 NAIA Fall Championships 4Cross Country • Nov. 17 • Kenosha, Wisc. Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course 4Men’s Soccer • Nov. 14-20 • Olathe, Kan. College Boulevard Activity Center 4Women’s Soccer • Nov. 14-20 • Daytona Beach, Fla. Embry-Riddle Soccer Stadium

4Women’s Volleyball • Nov. 28-Dec. 1 • Columbia, Mo. CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER Southwell Complex Champions of Character is a program 4Football • Dec. 15 • Hardin County, Tenn. of the NAIA designed to promote Jim Carroll Stadium (non-MCAC sport) character development in youth and change the culture of sport. practical tools for student-athletes, coaches The NAIA developed the Champions of Character program in response to the and parents to use in modeling exemplary growing problem of deteriorating standards character traits. The NAIA also provides of integrity in sports and society. At a time character training and resources through when all of sport has experienced increasingly campus-based Program Centers for teams of abhorrent behavior by athletes, coaches, fans all sorts - from youth sports programs to high and parents, NAIA Champions of Character school yearbook staffs, as well as business and raises the standards for positive youth community groups. Since its inception in 1937, the NAIA has development in athletics and academics. long been an innovator in youth sports and The NAIA has been informally teaching academics. The NAIA has a history of leadership character development through athletics and innovation with initiatives such as racial for decades. Now our core values of respect, and gender integration, and a proven ability responsibility, integrity, servant leadership and to affect positive outcomes in educational sportsmanship are addressed comprehensively settings. Today, the Champions of Character in the Champions of Character program. program’s emphasis on character development The NAIA sees a tremendous need to supplement character development in younger is educating youth to make better choices students from the elementary through high throughout their lives. For decades, the NAIA has upheld the school level. Lessons on character and integrity highest standards of academic achievement through sports are a natural extension of along with athletic excellence. In competitions classroom learning. among member colleges and universities, With nearly 300 colleges and universities the NAIA maintains the expectation of ethical around the U.S. and Canada, the NAIA can bring behavior and commitment to scholarship, Champions of Character into communities sportsmanship and leadership. throughout North America. The program shares


2007 Pirate men’s SOCCER

Day Date Opponent Sat Aug. 25 Baker University Sat Sept. 1 Dakota Wesleyan University Sun Sept. 2 Lindsey Wilson College Sat Sept. 8 Midland Lutheran College Wed Sept. 12 William Jewell College Sat Sept. 15 Hastings College Wed Sept. 19 Benedictine College Sat Sept. 22 Graceland University Sat Sept. 29 Grand View College Wed Oct. 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Sat Oct. 6 Sterling College Wed Oct. 10 Central Christian College Tue Oct. 16 York College Sat Oct. 20 Bellevue University Tue Oct. 23 Oklahoma Christian University Fri Oct. 26 MCAC Tournament Sat Oct. 27 MCAC Tournament Wed Oct. 31 Region IV Tournament Fri Nov. 2 Region IV Tournament Sat Nov. 3 Region IV Tournament Wed Nov. 14 NAIA National Tournament Thu Nov. 15 NAIA National Tournament Fri Nov. 16 NAIA National Tournament Sat Nov. 17 NAIA National Tournament Mon Nov. 19 NAIA National Tournament Tue Nov. 20 NAIA National Tournament Home Matches in Bold. * - Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Match.

Location Julian Field Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill. Julian Field Julian Field Hastings, Neb. Julian Field Lamoni, Iowa Des Moines, Iowa Julian Field Julian Field McPherson, Kan. York, Neb. Julian Field Oklahoma City, Okla. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Olathe, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Olathe, Kan. Olathe, Kan.

Time 1 p.m 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 6 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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2007 SEASON PREVIEW

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he Pirates enter the 2007 Men’s Soccer season looking to continue where they left off in 2006, appearing in the 2006 NAIA Tournament in Daytona Beach, Fla., where Park advanced in the first round on penalty kicks before bowing out in round two to Webber International. Park returns leading scorer Mirsad Dzilic from last season’s squad, as Dzilic scored 24 goals on 87 shots last season, 54 of which were shots on goal. James Katajwa also returns from the 2006 squad, starting in all 22 matches played last season and scoring 12 goals on 66 shots, 32 on goal. Gone from a year ago are Paul McLaughlin (22 starts, 13 goals, 73 shots, 38 on goal) and goal keeper Stefan Hirschmann, who played the most minutes in goal for the Pirates last season with 905:51. Hirschmann had 27 saves a year ago while allowing 17 goals, going 5-4 in 13 starts. Park returns two goal keepers that saw time last season, as Matt Heiman played nearly 573 minutes with 24 saves and 11 goals allowed in nine games played and five starts, while Sean Kosednar started four of his seven games played with 16 saves and four goals allowed, playing 503:41 minutes last season. Park comes in picked to win the MCAC to begin the season.

THE SCHEDULE

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ix matches against 2006 NAIA Men’s Soccer Tournament qualifiers and seven at Julian Field highlight Park’s 15-contest Men’s Soccer Schedule for the 2007 season. The Pirates take on five teams that finished the 2006 season in the NAIA Top 25 coaches poll, including a home match against Top 10 finisher William Jewell College on Sept. 12. The season begins at home on Aug. 25 against Baker University at 1 p.m., followed by a two-game road-swing that sends the Pirates to Springfield, Ill., to take on Dakota Wesleyan and Lindsey Wilson College, who finished last season ranked No. 11. LWC ended its season in Daytona Beach at the national tournament. Park returns home for a two-match homestand beginning Sept. 8 against Midland Lutheran, followed by the Sept. 12 match with William Jewell, which is part of a five-match stretch that includes four national qualifiers from a year ago. The Pirates play at Hastings College Sept. 15, followed by a home match against Benedictine that precedes two road contests in Iowa against Graceland (Sept. 22) and Grand View (Sept. 29).

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Park opens the MCAC portion of its schedule Oct. 3 against Oklahoma Wesleyan at Julian Field and on Oct. 6, the Pirates step back out of MCAC play for a home match against Sterling College at 3:30 p.m. A pair of MCAC road matches follow at Central Christian College (Oct. 10) and York College (Oct. 16), and the Pirates close the MCAC schedule as well as the home portion of the 2007 schedule Oct. 20 on Senior Day against Bellevue University at 2:30. The Pirates close the regular season Oct. 23 at Oklahoma Christian, marking the sixth game against a 2006 national qualifier in the 2007 season. Post-season play begins Oct. 26-27 with the MCAC Tournament, followed by Region IV Tournament play which gets underway Oct. 31 and runs through Nov. 3. The NAIA National Tournament is slated for Nov. 1420 at the College Boulevard Activities Center in Olathe, Kan.


PARK COACHING STAFF EFREM

SHIMLIS E

head men's soccer coach4park university

HISTORY

Park University Men’s Soccer Coach 42001-Present Park University Assistant Coach 41998-2000 U-13, U-14, U-15 Kansas City Blaze Soccer in the Streets (Director of Coaching and Programs, Kansas City, Mo.)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE Park University 41992-1996

Kansas City Attack, NPSL 41997 Daytona Speed Columbus Comets

frem Shimlis enters his seventh 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 13-8-1 overall record and a 3-1-0 MCAC record. Park finished second in the conference and then fell to Bellevue in overtime, 3-2 in the MCAC tournament. The Pirates got their revenge in the Region IV Tournament, posting a 2-1 win over the Bruins. Shimlis took the Pirates to Daytona Beach, Fla., for the NAIA Tournament. Park defeated Goshen College out of Indiana in penalty kicks, advancing to Round Two of the tournament. Their quest for the NAIA title ended in Round Two for a second year in a row, falling 3-2 to No. 3 Webber International (Fla.). In 2005, Shimlis led the Pirates to a 15-42 record and a No. 9 national ranking in the final poll of the year. Shimlis’ squad captured the MCAC regular season crown and the NAIA Region IV tournament championship. In his six seasons as head coach, Shimlis has compiled a 94-31-9 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 U13, 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.

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2007 MEN’S SOCCER ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 16 17 18 20 21 22 24 25 26 27

Player Sean Kosedner Matt Heiman James Katajwa Simonella Gaetano Elias Jiregna Oscar Juma Matt Semkin Desmand Yankey Simon Senfuka Mirsad Dzilic Milan Ivanovic Selvir Abidovic Felipe Guinaraes Adam Tayani Brian Scheier Nebeye Zemedu Mike Arrum Alexander Lima Raad Quimisieh Aleksandar Bisevac Bryan Evans Yusuf Nsereko Brandon Resch Michael Eade

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

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 11 18 22 9 27 24 3 13 1 10 4 5 2 0 20 25 21 26 16 6 8 14 7 17

Player Selvir Abidovic Mike Arrum Aleksandar Bisevac Mirsad Dzilic Michael Eade Bryan Evans Simonella Gaetano Felipe Guinaraes Matt Heiman Milan Ivanovic Elias Jiregna Oscar Juma James Katajwa Sean Kosedner Alexander Lima Yusuf Nsereko Raad Quimisieh Brandon Resch Brian Scheier Matt Semkin Simon Senfuka Adam Tayani Desmand Yankey Nebeye Zemedu

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

Ht. 5’11 6’1 5’7 5’10 5’11 6’1 5’9 6’0 6’0 6’2 5’10 6’5 5’9 5’11 6’2 5’8 5’9 6’1 5’10 6’0 5’10 6’0 6’1 6’0

Wt. 195 200 150 150 150 205 145 175 170 185 160 180 140 155 170 140 170 195 165 160 150 170 175 210

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

Hometown Overland Park, Kan. Liberty, Mo. Kampala, Uganda Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nairobi, Kenya Kansas City, Mo. Wichita, Kan. Kampala, Uganda Zvornik, Bosnia Belgrade, Serbia Zvornik, Bosnia Sao Paulo, Brazil Kansas City, Mo. Smithville, Mo. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nairobi, Kenya Balneario-Camborio, Brazil Bethlehem, Palestine Belgrade, Serbia Kansas City, Mo. Kampala, Uganda Independence, Mo. London, England

Previous School Blue Valley HS Liberty HS Kibuli Secondary Lycee Guebra Maria HS Shawnee Mission NW HS Lindsey Wilson College Mesa CC Wichita Southeast HS St. Mary’s HS Gesamtschule Breddin HS Sportska Gimnazija North Kansas City HS Indipendcia HS Olathe East HS Smithville HS Ottawa University Miu Boys Secondary Unificas HS Catholic HS Dakiech HS Winnetonka HS Kawanda HS Fort Osage HS Roding Valley HS

Ht. 6’5 5’9 6’0 6’2 6’0 5’10 5’10 5’9 6’1 5’10 5’11 6’1 5’7 5’11 6’1 6’0 5’10 6’1 6’2 5’9 6’0 5’11 6’0 5’8

Wt. 180 170 160 185 210 150 150 140 200 160 150 205 150 195 195 170 165 175 170 145 170 155 175 140

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

Hometown Zvornik, Bosnia Nairobi, Kenya Belgrade, Serbia Zvornik, Bosnia London, England Kansas City, Mo. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sao Paulo, Brazil Liberty, Mo. Belgrade, Serbia Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Nairobi, Kenya Kampala, Uganda Overland Park, Kan. Balneario-Camborio, Brazil Kampala, Uganda Bethlehem, Palestine Independence, Mo. Smithville, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Kampala, Uganda Kansas City, Mo. Wichita, Kan. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Previous School North Kansas City HS Miu Boys Secondary Dakiech HS Gesamtschule Breddin HS Roding Valley HS Winnetonka HS Lycee Guebra Maria HS Indipendcia HS Liberty HS Sportska Gimnazija Shawnee Mission NW HS Lindsey Wilson College Kibuli Secondary Blue Valley HS Unificas HS Kawanda HS Catholic HS Fort Osage HS Smithville HS Mesa CC St. Mary’s HS Olathe East HS Wichita Southeast HS Ottawa University

BREAKDOWN

By Class (8 | Fr., 4 | So., 7 | Jr., 5 | Sr.); By Position (3 | Goal Keepers, 8 | Defenders, 8 | Midfielders, 5 | Forwards); By State (2 | Kansas, 6 | Missouri, 3 | Uganda, 3 | Ethiopia, 2 | Kenya, 2 | Serbia, 2 | Bosnia, 2 | Brazil, 1 | England, 1 | Palestine)

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2006 SEASON IN REVIEW 2006 PARK SOCCER IN REVIEW MCAC Standings School MCAC Bellevue 4-0 1.000 Park 3-1 .750 York 2-2 .500 CCC 1-3 .250 OWU 0-4 .000

Overall 15-6 13-8-1 7-10-2 5-12-1 4-13-1

.714 .614 .421 .306 .250

Postseason Tournament Semifinals Park def. York, 2-0 Bellevue def. Central Christian, 8-0 Championship Bellevue def. Park, 3-2 OT

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ark University opened the 2006 season with five-straight wins, including three at home over Northwestern College, John Brown University and Hasting College. The Pirates first loss of the 2006 season came on Sept. 13 against nationally ranked rival William Jewell, sparking a four game losing streak that ended with a Sept. 27 win over Central Christian College, 8-0. After an overtime loss to Southern Nazarene, the Pirates rattled off fourstraight, including a combined score of 18-0 to start the streak in wins over Ottawa University and Oklahoma Wesleyan. Park lost its season finale to Bellevue University but opened MCAC tournament play with a win over York, falling again to the Bruins in the MCAC Tournament Final, 3-2, in overtime. The Pirates topped Sterling College to open Region IV play, and Park avenged its earlier losses to Bellevue by knocking off the Bruins 2-1 to win the Region IV Tournament and an automatic bid to the nation-

al tournament in Olathe, Kan. Park won its national tournament opener, advancing on penalty kicks in a 2-2 tie with Goshen College, but the run would end with a 3-2 loss to No. 3 Webber International University, finishing the Pirates’ season at 13-8-1. Park finished the year second in the MCAC at 3-1, led by Mirsad Dzilic’s 24 goals on 54 shots on goal. Senior Paul McLaughlin had 13 goals on the year, while James Katajwa found the back of the net 12 times in 2006. Stefan Hirschman led the team in minutes played in the net with 950:51 and 27 saves, while Matt Heiman played 572:07 and recorded 24 saves. Sean Kosednar had 16 saves in 503:41.

Park National Statistical Leaders Team Rankings - Number 6 in Shutouts per Game (0.320) - Number 9 in Goals per Game (2.820) - Number 10 in Shots per Game (16.270) - Number 12 in Assists per Game (1.910) - Number 13 in SOG per Game (8.680) - Number 25 in GA per Game (1.450) - Number 33 in Saves per Game (3.230) Individual Rankings Mirsad Dzilic - Number 1 in Game Winning Goals per Game (0.380) - Number 7 in Goals per Game (1.140) - Number 8 in Points per Game (2.480) - Number 9 in Shots on Goal per Game (2.570) - Number 13 in Shots per Game (4.140) Paul McLaughlin - Number 22 in Shots per Game (3.320) - Number 32 in Points per Game (1.500) - Number 36 in Goals per Game (0.590) - Number 36 in Shots on Goal per Game (1.730) - Number 44 in Assists per Game (0.320) James Katajwa - Number 29 in Shots per Game (3.000) - Number 37 in Goals per Game (0.550) - Number 39 in Points per Game (1.360) Adam Tayani - Number 47 in Game Winning Goals per Game (0.060) Borja Uriguen - Number 33 in Assists per Game (0.330)

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS 2006 Record, Results & Attendance Summary Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference Date Aug. 23 Aug. 26 Sept. 2 Sept. 4 Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 20 Sept. 23 Sept. 27 Oct. 3 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 11 Nov. 15 Nov. 16

Time 4:00 pm 3:30 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:30 pm 2:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:35 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 7:00 pm 4:00 pm 7:30 pm 7:30 pm 5:00 pm 7:30 pm 5:00 am 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

Overall 13-8-1 3-1 10-7-1

Home 7-2 2-0 5-2

Away 4-5 1-1 3-4

Opponent Score at Midland Lutheran College 5-0 Northwestern College 3-0 John Brown University 1-0 Lindsey Wilson College 1-0 Hastings College 3-1 at William Jewell College 1-2 at Bethel College 3-4 (2OT) Grand View College 0-2 Graceland University 0-3 at Central Christian College 8-0 at Southern Nazarene 2-3 (OT) Ottawa University 10-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan 8-0 at Newman University 2-1 York College 3-1 at Bellevue University 1-3 vs. York College 2-0 at Bellevue University 2-3 (OT) Sterling College 1-0 (OT) at Bellevue University 2-1 vs. Goshen 2-2 (2OT) vs. Webber International 2-3

Attendance Summary Home Away Neutral Total

Dates 9 9 4 22

Totals 1655 300* 50* 2005*

Neutral 2-1-1 0-0 2-1-1

W-L-T Record Worth Noting W 1-0 2 goals and an assist for Dzilic W 2-0 Katajwa scores 2 goals in second win W 3-0 Third-straight shut-out to open 2006 W (f ) 4-0 Forfeit win after trailing late W 5-0 Season-best 5th-straight win L 5-1 WJC scores both goals in 1st half L 5-2 Bethel scores final 3 goals in OT win L 5-3 GVC scores 7:47 into first half L 5-4 Season-long 4-match losing streak W 6-4 MCAC opener; 4 record 2 goals L 6-5 SNU scores in 95th minute to win W 7-5 Most goals scored in 2006 W 8-5 Second 8-0 win in an MCAC match W 9-5 Only non-NAIA opponent in 2006 W 10-5 Katajwa strikes twice in MCAC win L 10-6 3 first-half goals seal win for Bruins W 11-6 MCAC tournament first round L 11-7 Second-straight loss to Bellevue W 12-7 First overtime win in 2006 W 13-7 Region IV Championship Game T 13-7-1 Pirates advance on PK’s L 13-8-1 Second Round of NAIA Tournament

Avg. 183 33* 12* 91*

* Noted figures take into account matches in which attendance was not reported. These contests are reflected as 0 attendance for designated contests. at - Designates Away matches vs. - Designates Neutral Field matches

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS 2006 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Player GP GS 0 Kosednar, Sean 7 4 1 Hirschmann, Stefan 13 13 2 Katajwa, James 22 22 3 Semkin, Matt 19 19 4 Merrill, Andrew 17 5 5 Juma, Oscar 16 15 6 Uriguen, Borja 21 21 7 Stokich, Stefan 15 13 8 Tatek, Teferi 19 18 9 Dzilic, Mirsad 21 21 10 Ivanovic, Milan 22 22 11 Abidovic, Selvir 13 6 14 Tayani, Adam 17 7 15 Waithaka, David 22 22 17 Zemedu, Nebeye 11 7 18 McLaughlin, Paul 22 22 20 Andonovski, Vlatko 1 0 27 Heiman, Matt 9 5 TEAM 22 19 Total: 22 Opponents: 22 Player GP GS TEAM 0 0 1 Hirschmann, Stefan 0 0 27 Heiman, Matt 0 0 0 Kosednar, Sean 0 0 Total 22 Opponents 22

G 0 0 12 0 0 1 1 5 1 24 0 0 4 0 0 13 0 0 1 62 31

A PTS G/SH 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 6 30 0.182 0 0 0.000 2 2 0.000 0 2 0.077 7 9 0.029 5 15 0.278 3 5 0.100 4 52 0.276 4 4 0.000 0 0 0.000 2 10 0.222 1 1 0.000 1 1 0.000 7 33 0.178 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 0 2 1.000 42 166 0.173 13 75 0.155

MIN 0:00 950:51 572:07 503:41 2026:39 2026:39

GA 0 17 11 4 32 59

Corner Kicks by Period 1st Park University 52 Opponents 42

2nd 59 33

OT 2 2

OT2 1 0

TOT 114 77

Fouls by Period Park University Opponents

1st 122 128

2nd 133 146

OT 4 0

OT2 1 1

TOT 260 275

Shots by Period Park University Opponents

1st 180 96

2nd 168 96

OT 7 4

OT2 2 4

TOT 357 200

Saves by Period Park University Opponents

1st 23 71

2nd 45 56

OT 1 2

OT2 2 0

TOT 71 129

SH SOG SOG/SH 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 66 32 0.485 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 13 6 0.462 35 14 0.400 18 11 0.611 10 6 0.600 87 54 0.621 12 7 0.583 10 4 0.400 18 9 0.500 9 6 0.667 6 3 0.500 73 38 0.521 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 1 1 1.000 358 191 0.534 200 102 0.510 GA/AVG 0.000 1.609 1.730 0.715 1.421 2.620

YC 0 0 1 5 2 6 4 0 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 5 0 0 1 33 23

RC GW PKM PKA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 1 1 3 9 0 0

SV PCT W 4 1.000 1 27 0.614 5 24 0.686 2 16 0.800 4 71 0.689 12 129 0.686 6

L 0 4 3 0 7 9

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

SHO 0.00 4.00 1.00 2.00 7.00 2.00

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MEN’S SOCCER HISTORY Coach Years Terry Dennis 79-80 Pat Hogan 80-81 Pete Thomson 81-82 Tom Koontz 82-83 Ben Popoola 83-84 Ben Popoola 84-85 Ben Popoola 85-86 Ben Popoola 86-87 Ben Popoola 87-88 Ben Popoola 88-89 Ben Popoola 89-90 Ben Popoola 90-91 Ben Popoola 91-92 Ben Popoola 92-93 Ben Popoola 93-94 Ben Popoola 94-95 Ben Popoola 95-96 Matt Clark 96-97 Matt Clark 97-98 Roger Bongaerts 98-99 Roger Bongaerts 99-00 Roger Bongaerts 00-01 Efrem Shimlis 01-02 Efrem Shimlis 02-03^ Efrem Shimlis 03-04 Efrem Shimlis 04-05 Efrem Shimlis 05-06 Efrem Shimlis 06-07 TOTAL 28 Years

Wins 10 11 9 4 8 19 13 14 14 10 11 16 11 13 16 9 11 10 11 12 10 10 11 21 14 20 15 13 346

Losses 3 7 6 8 7 2 2 3 4 5 3 5 11 7 6 12 8 9 9 7 8 7 6 2 8 3 4 8 168

Ties 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 27

Pct.% 66.67% 57.89% 56.25% 33.33% 53.33% 86.36% 72.22% 82.35% 77.78% 62.50% 73.33% 72.73% 50.00% 65.00% 69.57% 42.86% 55.00% 50.00% 52.38% 60.00% 52.63% 55.56% 57.89% 84.00% 60.87% 85.42% 76.19% 63.64% 66.45%

All-Time Coaching Records Coach Years Terry Dennis 1 Pat Hogan 1 Pete Thomson 1 Tom Koontz 1 Ben Popoola 13 Matt Clark 2 Roger Bongaerts 3 Efrem Shimlis 6

Wins 10 11 9 4 165 21 32 94

Losses 3 7 6 8 75 16 22 31

Ties 2 1 1 0 9 2 3 9

Pct 66.67% 57.89% 56.25% 33.3% 66.3% 53.8% 56.1% 74.25%

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Worth Noting 7-0-1 at home in first season

NAIA National Tournament

Popoola record 165-75-9 (.663) Clark record 21-16-2 (.538) Third in AMC (3-3) Bongaerts record 32-22-3 (.561) Advanced to region semifinal NAIA Tourney Finalists NAIA Tourney Quarterfinalists NAIA Second Round Appearance NAIA First Round Appearance NAIA Second Round Appearance

Rank (W) 6th 5th 7th 8th 1st 4th 3rd 2nd

Rank (Pct) 2nd 4th 5th 8th 3rd 7th 6th 1st


2007 Pirate Women’s SOCCER Day Sat Sat Wed Sat Wed Sat Wed Sat Tue Sat Wed Sat Wed Sat Tue Sat Fri Sat Wed Fri Sat Wed Thu Fri Sat Mon Tue

Date Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 25 Sept. 29 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 16 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Oct. 31 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 14 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Nov. 20

Opponent KC Strikers (Exh.) John Brown University Baker University Missouri Western State University William Jewell College Hastings College Benedictine College Graceland University MidAmerica Nazarene University Oklahoma Christian University Oklahoma Wesleyan University * Sterling College Central Christian College * College of Saint Mary * York College * Bellevue University * MCAC Tournament MCAC Tournament Region IV Tournament Region IV Tournament Region IV Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament

Location Hemingway Field Julian Field Julian Field St. Joseph, Mo. Julian Field Hastings, Neb. Julian Field Lamoni, Iowa Julian Field Oklahoma City, Okla. Julian Field Julian Field McPherson, Kan. Omaha, Neb. York, Neb. Julian Field TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla.

Time 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. Noon 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. Noon TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Home Matches in Bold. * - Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Match.

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2007 SEASON PREVIEW

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ark enters the 2007 season looking to again qualify for the NAIA Tournament, which moves from Olathe, Kan., to Daytona Beach, Fla., this season. The Pirates are led into the year by senior Maria Ruiz, who led the team last year with 22 goals. Junior captain Dena Pires scored seven goals last season and also returns to the 2007 squad. Laura Baeza returns six goals and six assists from last season to the 2007 team, while Ivy Chapin and Sophie Chapman will also provide stability for the Pirate attack. Park will get added help on the offensive side from newcomer Natalie Parker, while Jemma Parr comes to Park looking to help the Park defense, which is anchored by returning goal keeper Megan Newland who had 86 saves and went 15-4 last season. The Pirates will also get help in goal from Monika Soiber in 2007, as Park is picked atop the MCAC to begin the year.

THE SCHEDULE

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ight home matches plus an exhibition contest at Julian Field highlight a 15-match regular-season schedule for the Park Women’s Soccer program in the 2007 season. Park plays 14 NAIA opponents and one NCAA Division II foe, taking on three teams that finished 2006 in the NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll and another that received votes to end the year. The Pirates entertain the KC Strikers in exhibition play on Aug. 25 before Sept. 1’s season opener against John Brown University. Park completes the two-match regular-season opening homestand Sept. 5 by taking on Baker University at 5 p.m. NCAA Division II opponent Missouri Western State appears on the schedule Sept. 8 in St. Joseph, Mo., and Sept. 12 the Pirates return to Julian Field to play crosstown rival William Jewell College. An away game against Hastings College

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in Hastings, Neb., follows on Sept. 15 before the Pirates play Benedictine College Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Parkville. Park travels to Graceland University on Sept. 22 to take on the Yellow Jackets, who finished the season ranked No. 15 in the NAIA, and MidAmerica Nazarene University visits Julian Field Sept. 25. NAIA Tournament qualifier Oklahoma Christian appears Sept. 29 on the Pirates’ 15-game slate, and MCAC play opens in Parkville Oct. 3 against Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 3 p.m. Three-straight trips on the road follow, beginning with an Oct. 10 date with Central Christian in McPherson, Kan., and an Oct. 13 trip to the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Neb. The MCAC road schedule ends Oct. 16 at York, and the Pirates close the regular season Oct. 20 (Senior Day) against Bellevue University, who ended last year ranked No. 20 in the NAIA Coaches Poll. The MCAC Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 26-27, followed by Region IV play which is slated for Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. The NAIA National Tournament gets underway Nov. 14 in Daytona Beach, Fla., ending with the championship game on Nov. 20.


PARK COACHING STAFF KEN

HEFNER

head women's soccer coach4west georgia college

HISTORY

Park University Men’s Soccer Coach 42005-Present Arkansas State Univ. Head Coach 41999-2003 Lindsey Wilson College Head Coach 41999-2003 Tennessee Wesleyan Head Coach 41990-1993

CERTIFICATIONS

4United States Soccer Federation National “B” License 4Advanced National License 4NSCAA National Diploma

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en Hefner enters his third season at the helm of the Park University women’s soccer program. Hefner led the Pirates to a regular season MCAC championship, going 5-0 in conference play last season. Park dropped the tournament final to Bellevue, 1-0 but beat Kansas Wesleyan in the Region IV Tournament, advancing to their fifth consecutive appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. Hefner led the women past College of the Southwest in Round One but then fell to No. 4 Houghton College out of New York in Round Two. Hefner was honored as the Region IV Coach of the Year and MCAC Co-Coach of the Year. Hefner posts a 24-14-3 career record in two years at Park. Hefner ranks as the eighth winningest coaches in NAIA history, owning 159 career wins in two seasons at Park, seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson College (1993-1999) and three seasons at Tennessee Wesleyan College (1990-93). His .637 NAIA women’s winning percentage ranked 16th in NAIA history before 2004. Hefner 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 19-541, including a 7-12 mark in his final season in 2003. Hefner owns an overall women’s career coaching record of 148-129-10 (.533) in 15 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 177-147-12 (.545). 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 startup 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, a Advanced National License and an NSCAA National Diploma, earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from West Georgia College in 1987. He and his wife, Dawn, have three children, Matthew (21), Megan (20) and Mackenzie (16).

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2007 WOMEN’S SOCCER ROSTER NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 00 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 19 21 23 RS RS

Player Megan Newland Monika Stoiber Jemma Parr Lisa Buzzotta Laura Baeza Dena Pires Natalie Parker Kristen Steiner Brittany Young Ashley McDowell Sophie Chapman Gabriella Teles Ivy Chapin Samantha Gross Melissa Gardner Maria Ruiz Maegan Lambrecht Emilia Sheffer Kitti Katona Angelica Tobar

Yr. GK GK D MF MF MF F D D MF MF D F D D F D MF D MF

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 5 3 13 11 15 14 RS 21 10 00 7 2 6 19 23 8 1 12 RS 9

Player Laura Baeza Lisa Buzzotta Ivy Chapin Sophie Chapman Melissa Gardner Samantha Gross Kitti Katona Maegan Lambrecht Ashley McDowell Megan Newland Natalie Parker Jemma Parr Dena Pires Maria Ruiz Emilia Sheffer Kristen Steiner Monika Stoiber Gabriella Teles Angelica Tobar Brittany Young

Yr. MF MF F MF D D D D MF GK F D MF F MF D GK D MF D

BREAKDOWN

Ht. 5’8 5’5 5’2 5’7 5’7 5’3 5’8 5’2 5’5 5’7 5’7 5’1 5’8 5’3 5’2 5’8 5’3 5’4 5’6 5’2

Pos. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Rs. Rs.

Hometown Lee’s Summit, Mo. Janossomorja, Hungary Liverpool, England Chesterfield, Mo. Madrid, Spain Kelowna, B.C. Durham, England St. Louis, Mo. St. Charles, Mo. Tarpon Springs, Fla. London, England Brasilia, Brazil Independence, Mo. Adelaide, Australia Lake Lotawana, Mo. Madrid, Spain Independence, Mo. Kansas City, Mo. Szeged, Hungary North Kansas City, Mo.

Previous School Northwest Missouri State Szentgyorgyi Albert HS Virginia Intermont University Parkway West HS Ies Alameda de Osuna Rutland Senior Secondary Risedale College Hazelwood Central HS Johnson County (Kan.) East Lake HS Addey and Stanhope School Feather River College (Calif.) Fort Osage HS Sacred Heart College Lee’s Summit North HS Lourdes HS Neosho County (Kan.) Park Hill South HS Deak Ferenc HS North Kansas City HS

Ht. 5’7 5’7 5’8 5’7 5’2 5’3 5’6 5’3 5’7 5’8 5’8 5’2 5’3 5’8 5’4 5’2 5’5 5’1 5’2 5’5

Pos. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Rs. Jr. So. Jr. So. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Rs. Sr.

Hometown Madrid, Spain Chesterfield, Mo. Independence, Mo. London, England Lake Lotawana, Mo. Adelaide, Australia Szeged, Hungary Independence, Mo. Tarpon Springs, Fla. Lee’s Summit, Mo. Durham, England Liverpool, England Kelowna, B.C. Madrid, Spain Kansas City, Mo. St. Louis, Mo. Janossomorja, Hungary Brasilia, Brazil North Kansas City, Mo. St. Charles, Mo.

Previous School Ies Alameda de Osuna Parkway West HS Fort Osage HS Addey and Stanhope School Lee’s Summit North HS Sacred Heart College Deak Ferenc HS Neosho County (Kan.) East Lake HS Northwest Missouri State Risedale College Virginia Intermont University Rutland Senior Secondary Lourdes HS Park Hill South HS Hazelwood Central HS Szentgyorgyi Albert HS Feather River College (Calif.) North Kansas City HS Johnson County (Kan.)

By Class (4 | Fr., 4 | So., 6 | Jr., 4 | Sr., 2 | RS); By Position (2 | Goal Keepers, 8 | Defenders, 7 | Midfielders, 3 | Forwards); By State (9 | Missouri, 1 | Florida, 2 | Hungary, 3 | England, 2 | Spain, 1 | Australia, 1 | British Columbia, 1 | Brazil

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2006 PARK SOCCER IN REVIEW MCAC Standings School MCAC Park 5-0 1.000 CSM 4-1 .800 Bellevue 3-2 .600 CCC 2-3 .400 York 1-4 .200 OWU 0-5 .000

Overall 16-5 12-7-2 16-4-1 9-11 4-13-1 5-12-1

.762 .619 .786 .450 .250 .306

Postseason Tournament Semifinals Park def. Central Christian, 3-0 Bellevue def. Saint Mary, 1-0 Championship Bellevue def. Park, 1-0 Park National Statistical Leaders Team Rankings - Number 2 in Shutouts per Game (0.570) - Number 13 in Shots per Game (17.430) - Number 14 in Assists per Game (1.900) - Number 17 in Goals per Game (2.670) - Number 17 in SOG per Game (8.710) - Number 27 in Saves per Game (4.240) - Number 36 in GA per Game (0.480) Individual Rankings Maria Ruiz - Number 4 in Game Winning Goals per Game (0.290) - Number 6 in Points per Game (2.710) - Number 7 in Assists per Game (0.620) - Number 7 in Goals per Game (1.050) - Number 9 in Shots on Goal per Game (2.710) - Number 12 in Shots per Game (4.190) Dena Pires - Number 21 in Game Winning Goals per Game (0.140) Sophie Chapman - Number 22 in Game Winning Goals per Game (0.130) - Number 40 in Shots on Goal per Game (1.500)

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2006 SEASON IN REVIEW

ark University started the 2006 season with three-straight wins, including two shut-outs of Northwestern College at home and at Avila University on the road. Park’s first loss came in overtime to Baker University, which marked a stretch of four games in which the Pirates lost three games. Park rebounded in a big way, rolling up nine-straight wins, all of which were shut-outs, beginning with a 1-0 win at Central Christian College in the Pirates’ MCAC opener. Park then stayed home for fourstraight, shutting-out the College of Saint Mary, Missouri Baptist, Ottawa University and closing the home stand with a 9-0 win over Oklahoma Wesleyan University. NCAA Division II Newman was next on the schedule and Park recorded a 2-0 triumph, followed by a 3-0 win in conference play over York and a 2-0 win at Bellevue. The MCAC Tournament’s first round continued the shutout streak for the Pirates, who topped Central Christian 3-0 at Julian Field, but Bellevue avenged its earlier loss in the title game, beating the Pirates 1-0. Park won its opening round game in the Region IV opener over Saint Mary 2-1 in overtime, and the Pirates advanced to national tournament play with a

5-1 win in the Region IV Championship Game. Park opened the national tournament with a 2-0 win over the College of the Southwest, and the Pirates were eliminated from the 2006 post-season in the second round, falling to Houghton College 2-1. Statistically, Maria Ruiz led the Pirates in goals with 22 to go with 13 assists in 2006, while Dena Pires had seven goals, with Laura Baeza and Sophie Chapman each accounting for six goals on the year. Baeza also had six assists during the 2006 campaign. In the net, Megan Newland played 1772:35 with 86 saves and a 15-4 record, posting 12 shut outs on the year for the Pirates.

Amy Zahirski - Number 29 in Shots per Game (3.100) - Number 33 in Game Winning Goals per Game (0.100) Megan Newland - Number 25 in Saves per Game (4.100) - Number 7 in Goals Against per Game (0.510)

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS 2006 Record, Results & Attendance Summary Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference Date Aug. 26 Aug. 29 Sept. 2 Sept. 6 Sept. 9 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Sept. 30 Oct. 4 Oct. 7 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 19 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 15 Nov. 16

Time 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm 3:30 pm 5:30 pm 4:00 pm 4:30 pm 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 1:30 pm 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 2:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 10:00 am 10:00 am

Overall 16-5 5-0 11-5

Home 10-1 3-0 7-1

Away 5-3 2-0 3-3

Opponent Score Northwestern College 4-0 at MidAmerica Nazarene 7-1 at Avila University 2-0 at Baker University 0-1 (OT) Hastings College 1-0 at William Jewell College 0-1 at Benedictine College 1-2 at Central Christian College 1-0 College of Saint Mary 4-0 Missouri Baptist Univ. 2-0 Ottawa University 7-0 Oklahoma Wesleyan 9-0 at Newman University 2-0 York College 3-0 at Bellevue University 2-0 Central Christian College 3-0 Bellevue University 0-1 College of Saint Mary 2-1 (OT) Kansas Wesleyan Univ. 3-1 vs. College of the Southwest 2-0 vs. Houghton College 1-2 (OT)

Attendance Summary Home Away Neutral Total

Dates 11 8 2 21

Totals 1499 0* 0* 1499*

Neutral 1-1 0-0 1-1

W-L-T Record Worth Noting W 1-0 Chapman scores 2 goals in opener W 2-0 Ruiz notches 3 goals in 7-goal outing W 3-0 Pirates start 2006 season 3-0 L 3-1 Baker wins with goal in 95th minute W 4-1 Chapman scores in 60th minute L 4-2 WJC scores 6:22 into first half L 4-3 First back-to-back losses in 2006 W 5-3 Ruiz goal in 45th minute W 6-3 Ruiz scores 3 of Park’s 4 goals W 7-3 Roberts posts 8 saves W 8-3 Second 7-goal outing in 2006 W 9-3 Most goals scored in 2006 season W 10-3 Pirates beat only non-NAIA opponent W 11-3 Park scores 5:37 into first half W 12-3 8th shut-out in string of nine W 13-3 Season-best 9 match winning streak L 13-4 MCAC Championship Game W 14-4 First overtime win in 2006 W 15-4 Region IV Championship Game W 16-4 NAIA Tournament First Round L 16-5 No. 4 Houghton wins in 93rd minute

Avg. 136 0* 0* 71*

* Noted figures take into account matches in which attendance was not reported. These contests are reflected as 0 attendance for designated contests. at - Designates Away matches vs. - Designates Neutral Field matches

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS 2006 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Player GP GS 1 Blackmore, Meghan 5 0 2 Tovar, Angelica 21 4 3 Jn Baptiste, Janice 12 2 4 Katona, Kitti 21 20 5 Baeza, Laura 20 18 6 Pires, Dena 21 20 7 Parker, Natalie 13 7 8 Steiner, Kristen 2 0 9 Young, Brittany 21 20 00 Newland, Megan 21 21 10 McDowell, Ashley 20 12 11 Chapman, Sophie 16 16 12 Morris, Natasha 19 11 13 Chapin, Ivy 21 14 14 Gardner, Melissa 20 5 15 Francis, Kesiann 3 0 17 Bodelson, Ingrid 16 8 18 Zahirski, Amy 20 20 19 Ruiz, Maria 21 20 21 Pacheco, Amber 19 12 TEAM 21 19 Total 21 Opponents 21 Player GP GS 00 Newland, Megan 2 2 1 Blackmore, Meghan 0 0 Total 21 Opponents: 21

G 0 1 1 1 6 7 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 2 0 0 0 6 22 0 2 56 10

A PTS G/SH 0 0 0.000 2 4 0.048 1 3 0.143 1 3 0.143 6 18 0.200 3 17 0.250 2 6 0.056 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 4 4 0.000 2 14 0.158 1 1 0.000 1 5 0.143 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 0 0 0.000 4 16 0.097 13 57 0.250 0 0 0.000 0 4 0.000 40 152 0.153 5 25 0.052

MIN 1772:35 130:00 1902:35 1902:35

GA 10 0 10 57

Corner Kicks by Period 1st Park University 49 Opponents 41

2nd 48 32

OT 2 1

TOT 99 74

Fouls by Period Park University Opponents

1st 91 -

2nd 84 -

OT 0 -

TOT 175 ---

Shots by Period Park University Opponents

1st 179 93

2nd 179 93

OT 8 4

TOT 366 190

Saves by Period Park University Opponents

1st 46 66

2nd 42 61

OT 1 2

TOT 89 129

SH SOG SOG/SH 0 0 0.000 21 8 0.381 7 2 0.286 7 1 0.143 30 17 0.567 28 14 0.500 36 17 0.472 0 0 0.000 1 1 1.000 0 0 0.000 16 3 0.188 38 24 0.632 3 2 0.667 14 6 0.429 8 4 0.500 1 0 0.000 5 1 0.200 62 25 0.403 88 57 0.648 1 1 1.000 0 0 0.000 366 183 0.500 191 97 0.508 GA/AVG 0.508 0.000 0.473 2.696

YC 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 2 0 15 17

RC GW PKM PKA 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 16 2 3 2 5 0 0

SV PCT W 86 0.896 15 3 1.000 0 89 0.899 15 129 0.694 4

L 4 0 4 14

T 0 0 0 0

SHO 12.00 0.00 12.00 2.00

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WOMEN’S SOCCER HISTORY Coach Year Ben Popoola 88-89 Ben Popoola 89-90 Ben Popoola 90-91 Ben Popoola 91-92 Ben Popoola 92-93 Ben Popoola 93-94 Ben Popoola 94-95 Ben Popoola 95-96 Matt Clark 96-97 Matt Clark 97-98 Jamie Hemingway 98-99 Jamie Hemingway 99-00 Jamie Hemingway 00-01 Scott Bowen 01-02 Scott Bowen 02-03 Scott Bowen 03-04 Ken Hefner 04-05 Ken Hefner 05-06 Ken Hefner 06-07 TOTAL 19 Years

Wins 9 10 16 17 14 17 25 22 16 18 16 7 10 15 18 15 13 8 16 282

Losses 5 6 3 2 4 2 4 1 7 6 6 12 5 3 4 5 7 9 5 96

Ties 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 0 12

Pct.% 64.29% 62.50% 80.00% 85.00% 77.78% 89.47% 86.21% 91.67% 66.67% 75.00% 66.67% 36.84% 62.50% 83.33% 78.26% 71.42% 65.00% 47.50% 76.19% 73.85%

All-Time Coaching Records Coach Years Ben Popoola 8 Matt Clark 2 Jamie Hemingway 3 Scott Bowen 3 Ken Hefner 3

Wins 130 34 33 48 37

Losses 27 13 23 12 21

Ties 3 1 3 2 3

Pct 82.2% 71.9% 58.5% 79.0% 63.1%

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Worth Noting First year of Park Women’s Soccer

NAIA Tourney; School Record 25 Wins Popoola record: 130-27-3 (.822) NAIA Tournament Appearance Clark record: 34-13-1 (.719) Hemingway record: 33-23-3 (.585) NAIA Tournament Appearance Bowen record: 48-12-2 (.790) NAIA Tournament First Round NAIA Tournament First Round NAIA Tournament Second Round

Rank (W) 1st 3rd 5th 2nd 4th

Rank (Pct) 1st 3rd 5th 2nd 4th


2007 Pirate Women’s Volleyball Day Wed Wed Tue Thu Wed Fri Fri Sat Sat Tue Fri Sat Fri Sat Tue Thu Tue Fri Sat Tue Fri Tue Fri Sat Thu Fri Tue Fri Sat. Sat Fri Sat Fri Sat Thu Fri Sat Wed Thu Fri Sat

Date Aug. 22 Aug. 22 Aug. 28 Aug. 30 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 14 Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 25 Sept. 28 Sept. 29 Oct. 2 Oct. 5 Oct. 9 Oct. 12 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Oct. 23 Oct. 26 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 9 Nov. 10 Nov. 15 Nov. 16 Nov. 17 Nov. 28 Nov. 29 Nov. 20 Dec. 1

Opponent Longview C.C. (Exh.) Missouri Western State Univ. (Exh.) Kansas Wesleyan University Graceland University Missouri Valley College Harris Stowe State University Bethel College Robert Morris College Tabor College Central Christian College * Northwestern College Doane College Dakota Wesleyan University Concordia University College of the Ozarks * University of St. Mary College of Saint Mary * Peru State College * Bellevue University * Central Christian College * Oklahoma Wesleyan University * Haskell Indian Nations University * MCAC Mid-Season Classic MCAC Mid-Season Classic William Jewell College Baker University Haskell Indian Nations University * Purdue-North Central Grace University Univ. of Illinois-Springfield Peru State College * Bellevue University * MCAC Tournament MCAC Tournament Region IV Tournament Region IV Tournament Region IV Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament

Location Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Lamoni, Iowa Breckon Sports Center Point Lookout, Mo. Point Lookout, Mo. Point Lookout, Mo. Point Lookout, Mo. Breckon Sports Center Hastings, Neb. Hastings, Neb. Hastings, Neb. Hastings, Neb. Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Peru, Neb. Bellevue, Neb. McPherson, Kan. Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center Point Lookout, Mo. Point Lookout, Mo. Liberty, Mo. Breckon Sports Center Lawrence, Kan. Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill. Springfield, Ill. Breckon Sports Center Breckon Sports Center TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Columbia, Mo. Columbia, Mo. Columbia, Mo. Columbia, Mo.

Time 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 9 a.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 6 p.m. 9 a.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. TBA TBA 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

Home Matches in Bold. * - Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Match.

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2007 SEASON PREVIEW

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ark University comes into 2007 after one of its most successful campaigns in school history, going 27-11 to finish the 2006 season. Park must replace outside hitter Colleen Mahoney off of last year’s squad, as the senior averaged nearly four kills per game a year ago in helping the Pirates to a top-three finishin the MCAC. The Pirates will return the services of Aigline Yoke, who averaged 3.38 kills per game a year ago as well as setter Gabriela Carvalho, who averaged nearly 14 assists per game last season from the court’s quarterbacking position. Park also returns senior Lavinia Vaitai, who will take on an additional role as captain this season after providing depth at the outside hitter position and on the right side last season for the Pirates. Rossanna Torres also provides depth on the right side, while the back line will be led by returning senior Brynne Musser, and the libero position will be filled by incoming sophomore Carolina Faria. Allison Block should help the Park attack as well as the back line, while Dragana Pupovac provides depth in the middle of the floor and Alison Joens gives the Pirates an attacking element from the service line.

THE SCHEDULE

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Park University’s 25-match regular-season women’s volleyball schedule begins Aug. 28 in Parkville, when the Pirates take on Kansas Wesleyan University at 7 p.m. inside Breckon Sports Center. Fans will have two previews of the Pirates, how- e v e r , as exhibition matches against Longview Community College and Missouri Western State are scheduled for Aug. 22. Following the season-opener against KWU, the Pirates travel to Lamoni, Iowa, for a 7 p.m. first serve against Graceland University before coming home to resume the 11-match home slate on Sept. 5 against Missouri Valley College at 7 p.m. in Parkville. The Pirates travel to College of the Ozarks for their first taste of tournament play Sept. 7-8, with a pair of matches scheduled against opponents that are still to be determined. Central Christian College opens Park’s Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference schedule on Sept. 11 at Breckon Sports Center, and the Pirates return to tournament play at Hastings College Sept. 14-15. Hastings finished last season ranked No. 12 in the NAIA and

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qualified for the NAIA Tournament in Columbia, Mo. A three-match homestand follows the Hastings tournament, beginning with College of the Ozarks Sept. 18 and the University of St. Mary (Kan.) on Sept. 20. Nationally ranked College of St. Mary (Neb.), who also qualified for last season’s NAIA Tournament, rounds out the homestand Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Three MCAC road matches follow on Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 2, when Park travels to Peru State, Bellevue and Central Christian, and on Oct. 5, the Pirates return home to take on Oklahoma Wesleyan in an MCAC match. The two-match home stretch concludes Oct. 9 against Haskell Indian Nations University at 7 p.m. The MCAC mid-season classic is scheduled for Oct. 12-13 in Point Lookout, Mo., followed by non-conference matches against William Jewell and Baker before the road portion of the MCAC schedule concludes at Haskell on Oct. 23. The Illinois-Springfield Tournament rounds out regularseason tournament play Oct. 26-27, and the Pirates finish the MCAC slate at Home Nov. 2-3 against Peru State and Bellevue. The Bruins enter the year after finishing 2006 ranked No. 19 in the final NAIA Top 25 Coaches Poll. The MCAC post-season tournament will take place Nov. 9-10, with the Region IV tournament scheduled for Nov. 1517. The NAIA volleyball season ends with the NAIA National Tournament in Columbia, Mo., which is scheduled to begin Nov. 28 with the championship match slated for Dec. 1.


PARK COACHING STAFF PEGGY

tuter

head women's volleyball coach4central missouri state

HISTORY

Park Women’s Volleyball Coach 42000-Present Longview Community College 41985-1999 Physical Education Instructor Longview Community College 41985-1999 Physical Education Department Coordinator and Instructor 4Blue River College

ASSOCIATIONS

4American Volleyball Coaches Association 4United States Volleyball Association 4NAIA, MCAC, Region IV, NJCAA Volleyball Coaches’ Panels

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eggy Tuter enters her eigth season as the head women’s volleyball coach at Park University. She has compiled a 125-128 record at the helm of the Pirate volleyball program since 2000. In each of the last three seasons, Tuter has guided the Pirates to 25-win seasons, posting a 25-13 mark in 2004 and a 25-14 record in 2005, followed by a 2711 overall mark in 2006. Following the 2004 season, the conference coaches honored Tuter as the MCAC Coach of the Year. In 2005, the Pirates qualified for both the MCAC and Region IV postseason tournaments, and in 2006, Park made it to the Region IV semifinals before losing to eventual NAIA tournament qualifier College of Saint Mary. 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 as well as holding various titles within the coaching ranks in the NAIA, MCAC and Region IV. 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.

SUGGLIS

CHINCHILLA DE MORANTE ASSISTANT volleyball coach4PARK UNIVERSITY

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2007 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ROSTER 2007 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NUMERIC ROSTER No. 2 3 6 7 8 9 10 11 16 18 20 21 22 24 33

Player Carolina Faria Dragana Pupovac Brynne Musser Kelly Reed Gabriela Carvalho Lavinia Vaitai Maria LaCapra Christy Gray Rossana Torres Allison Block Crystal Cole Alison Joens Sydney Rennack Aigline Yoke Cassandra Claxton

Pos. L MH DS OH S OH OH/DS OH/DS RS OH S DS DS MH DS

Ht. 5’2 6’0 5’7 5’7 5’7 5’8 5’7 5’7 6’0 5’8 5’7 5’6 5’7 6’3 5’1

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

Hometown Sao Paulo, Brazil North Kansas City, Mo. St. Joseph, Mo. Edgerton, Mo. Sao Paulo, Brazil Euless, Texas Kansas City, Mo. Purdy, Mo. Barquisimeto, Venezuela Excelsior Springs, Mo. Kearney, Mo. Overland Park, Kan. Kearney, Mo. Paris, France Kansas City, Mo.

Previous School Prof. Jose Vilagelin Neto City North Kansas City HS Benton HS North Platte HS Santanna HS Trinity HS Liberty HS Purdy HS Liceo Caracus HS Excelsior Springs HS Kearney HS Home School Kearney HS Efpo HS Culver Academies

2007 WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL ALPHABETIC ROSTER No. 18 8 33 20 2 11 21 10 6 3 7 22 16 9 24

Player Allison Block Gabriela Carvalho Cassandra Claxton Crystal Cole Carolina Faria Christy Gray Alison Joens Maria LaCapra Brynne Musser Dragana Pupovac Kelly Reed Sydney Rennack Rossana Torres Lavinia Vaitai Aigline Yoke

Pos. OH S DS S L DS DS OH DS MH OH DS RS OH MH

THE 2007 PIRATES...

By Class Seniors.........................................................................4 Juniors.........................................................................2 Sophomores..............................................................5 Freshmen....................................................................4 By State/Country Brazil.............................................................................2 France..........................................................................1 Missouri.......................................................................9 Kansas..........................................................................1 Texas.............................................................................1 Venezuela...................................................................1 By Height Under 5’7....................................................................3 5’7 to 5’11...................................................................9 6’0 and Over..............................................................3 By Height Outside Hitters / Right Side.................................5 Middle Hitters...........................................................2 Setters..........................................................................2 Defensive Specialist / Libero...............................6

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Ht. 5’8 5’7 5’1 5’7 5’2 5’7 5’6 5’7 5’7 6’0 5’7 5’7 6’0 5’8 6’3

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

Hometown Excelsior Springs, Mo. Sao Paulo, Brazil Kansas City, Mo. Kearney, Mo. Sao Paulo, Brazil Purdy, Mo. Overland Park, Kan. Kansas City, Mo. St. Joseph, Mo. North Kansas City, Mo. Edgerton, Mo. Kearney, Mo. Barquisimeto, Venezuela Euless, Texas Paris, France

Previous School Excelsior Springs HS Santanna HS Culver Academies Kearney HS Prof. Jose Vilagelin Neto City Purdy HS Home School Liberty HS Benton HS North Kansas City HS North Platte HS Kearney HS Liceo Caracus HS Trinity HS Efpo HS


2006 SEASON IN REVIEW 2006 VOLLEYBALL IN REVIEW MCAC Standings School MCAC Saint Mary 15-1 .938 Bellevue 13-3 .813 Park 12-4 .750 Ozarks 12-4 .750 Peru 8-8 .500 York 5-11 .313 OWU 4-12 .250 Central Chr. 3-13 .188 Haskell 0-16 .000

Overall 37-9 31-9 27-11 27-13 11-23 11-22 6-22 5-25 0-23

.804 .775 .711 .675 .324 .333 .214 .167 .000

Postseason Tournament Semifinals Bellevue def. Park, 3-0 Saint Mary def. Ozarks, 3-1 Final Bellevue University def. Saint Mary, 3-0

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he 2006 Park University Women’s Volleyball season began with a pair of road wins, with the Pirates defeating the University of Saint Mary 3-0, followed by a 3-0 win at Oklahoma Wesleyan which also opened the Pirates’ MCAC season with a 1-0 start. Park then traveled to Chicago, Ill., for the Saint Xavier University Invitational, falling in three of the four matches during the tournament before heading to Central Christian, where the Pirates got back on track with a 3-0 win in conference play over the Tigers. Tournament play in Point Lookout, Mo., came next on the schedule for Park, and the Pirates took three of four matches at College of the Ozarks. The final win at C of O, a 3-0 decision over Tabor, sparked an eight-match winning streak that included victories over NCAA Division II Newman University and NAIA Tournament participant College of Saint Mary. The eight-match streak

was not the longest of the year for Park, however, as four matches later the Pirates went on a 12-match tear that began in the MCAC Mid-Season Classic at Bellevue. The Pirates opened the streak with wins over Central Christian and Peru State, and the dozen-match stretch included nine shut-out wins, including the last win in the streak which came over the University of IllinoisSpringfield at the McKendree Tournament in Lebanon, Ill. Park lost its next three heading into post-season play, but a Region IV quarterfinal victory over Bethel College got the Pirates back on track before a loss to Saint Mary ended the season in the Region IV semifinals. Statistically, Colleen Mahoney led Park at 3.97 kills per game and more than four digs per game, while Aigline Yoke hit a team-best .386 on the season. Gabriela Carvalho averaged 12.86 assists per game to earn All-America consideration, and Lavinia Vaitai had the team’s second-best defensive average at 4.04 digs per game.

Park National Statistical Leaders Team Rankings - Number 4 in Assists per Game (13.820) - Number 8 in Digs per Game (21.080) - Number 12 in Kills per Game (14.480) - Number 22 in Hitting Percentage (0.229) - Number 34 in Blocks per Game (2.270) Individual Rankings Gabriela Carvalho - Number 4 in Assists per Game (12.840) Colleen Mahoney - Number 24 in Kills per Game (3.990) - Number 43 in Digs per Game (4.370) Aigline Yoke - Number 10 in Hitting Percentage (0.373) - Number 30 in Blocks per Game (1.080)

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2006 SEASON STATISTICS 2006 Record, Results & Attendance Summary Record: All Games Conference Non-Conference Date Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 8 Sept. 8 Sept. 9 Sept. 9 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 15 Sept. 16 Sept. 16 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 29 Sept. 30 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 7 Oct. 10 Oct. 13 Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 14 Oct. 17 Oct. 20 Oct. 21 Oct. 24 Oct. 27 Oct. 27 Oct. 28 Oct. 28 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 10 Nov. 16 Nov. 17

Overall 27-11 12-4 15-7

Home 6-3 3-2 2-1

Opponent Score W/L at Univ. of Saint Mary 3-0 W at Oklahoma Wesleyan 3-0 W vs. Saint Francis 2-3 L vs. Trinity International 3-1 W at Saint Xavier Univ. 0-3 L vs. Walsh University 2-3 L Central Christian Coll. 3-0 W vs. Bethel College 3-0 W vs. Ottawa University 3-0 W vs. Freed-Hardeman 2-3 L vs. Tabor College 3-0 W Newman University 3-0 W vs. Baker University 3-2 W at Ottawa University 3-1 W Graceland University 3-1 W College of Saint Mary 3-0 W Bellevue University 1-3 L at Haskell Indian Nations 3-0 W College of the Ozarks 2-3 L Oklahoma Weslyan 3-0 W William Jewell College 2-3 L vs. Central Christian 3-0 W vs. Peru State College 3-2 W vs. York College 3-0 W vs. Newman University 3-0 W at College of the Ozarks 3-0 W at Peru State College 3-1 W at York College 3-0 W Haskell Indian Nations 3-0 W vs. Culver-Stockton 3-0 W vs. Illinois-Springfield 3-0 W vs. McKendree 3-2 W vs. Illinois-Springfield 3-0 W at College of Saint Mary 0-3 L at Bellevue University 1-3 L vs. Bellevue University 0-3 L vs. Bethel College 3-2 W at College of Saint Mary 0-3 L

2006 Home Attendance Summary Dates 9

Totals 1,393

Average 154

vs. - Designates netural floor contests at - Designates away contests

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Away 7-4 4-2 3-2

Neutral 14-4 5-0 9-4

Score-by-Game Record Worth Noting 30-17, 30-28, 30-12 1-0 Cavalho 32 assists, 1 ace 30-16, 30-19, 30-22 2-0 Back-to-back shut outs 30-23, 23-30, 30-21, 26-30, 14-16 2-1 USF scores final two in gm. 5 30-27, 23-30, 30-17, 30-14 3-1 Mahoney kills/digs (19/16) 26-30, 24-30, 26-30 3-2 Yoke 10 kills on .444 hitting 28-30, 30-27, 30-23, 28-30, 7-15 3-3 1-3 in Saint Xavier Tourney 30-17, 30-13, 30-26 4-3 Yoke 15 kills on .500 hitting 30-22, 30-17, 30-20 5-3 Mahoney 11 kills on .435 30-16, 33-31, 30-14 6-3 3rd-straight shut out sweep 30-27, 21-30, 30-24, 30-32, 9-15 6-4 Mahoney, Vaitai doub.-double 30-25, 30-14, 30-17 7-4 Mahoney kills/digs (17/14) 30-27, 30-17, 30-18 8-4 Yoke 10 kills on .409 hitting 20-30, 30-23, 16-30, 30-26, 17-15 9-4 Mahoney, Vaitai doub.-double 24-30, 30-22, 30-13, 30-28 10-4 Mahoney, Vaitai doub.-double 27-30, 30-20, 30-22, 30-15 11-4 Mahoney, Vaitai doub.-double 30-25, 30-21, 30-26 12-4 2nd best win streak of ‘06 19-30, 30-27, 26-30, 30-32 12-5 Vaitai 29 digs 30-11, 30-20, 30-19 13-5 Vaitai kills/digs (26/13) 30-23, 30-23, 27-30, 25-30, 10-15 13-6 Mahoney kills/digs (16/31) 30-13, 30-19, 30-17 14-6 Carvalho 49 assists, 3 aces 30-23, 33-31, 18-30, 19-30, 12-15 14-7 Yoke 18 kills, 4 blocks (1/3) 30-12, 30-12, 30-15 15-7 Carvalho K-A-D (10/46/13) 27-30, 30-17, 22-30, 30-27, 15-10 16-7 Mahoney kills/digs (20/22) 30-26, 30-19, 32-30 17-7 Mahoney kills/digs (19/20) 30-22, 30-26, 30-26 18-7 Mahoney 20 kills, .543 pct 30-27, 32-30, 32-30 19-7 Carvalho asst./digs (41/23) 24-30, 30-25, 30-20, 30-21 20-7 Yoke 20 kills, .500 hitting 30-19, 30-15, 30-21 21-7 Yoke 16 kills, .565 hitting 30-13, 30-13, 30-15 22-7 Mahoney 16 kills, .533 pct 30-18, 30-18, 30-26 23-7 Yoke 15 kills, .444 hitting 30-28, 30-24, 31-29 24-7 Carvalho 42 ass’t., 13 digs 30-17, 32-34, 25-30, 30-25, 15-4 25-7 Mahoney 24 kills, 24 digs 30-23, 30-28, 30-15 26-7 12-match winning streak 22-30, 23-30, 16-30 26-8 1st shut-out loss since 9/9 24-30, 30-25, 27-30, 23-30 26-9 1st back-to-back loss since 9/9 22-30, 25-30, 27-30 26-10 Back-to-back losses to BU 29-31, 30-23, 30-19, 29-31, 15-11 27-10 Carvalho K-A-D, 10-70-21 21-30, 29-31, 28-30 27-11 CSM advanced to NAIA


2006 SEASON STATISTICS 2006 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Player 3 Dragana Pupovac 6 Brynne Musser 8 Gabriela Carvalho 9 Lavinia Vaitai 10 Colleen Mahoney 11 Christie Gray 16 Rossanna Torres 18 Anna Pfeifer 21 Alison Joens 22 Sydney Rennack 24 Aigline Yoke 33 Christy Bohmann TOTALS

MP 77 109 138 132 138 72 105 133 110 87 138 18 147

GP 33 37 38 37 38 24 34 38 35 31 38 9 38

K K/GM E 84 1.09 48 1 0.01 2 157 1.14 40 339 2.57 167 548 3.97 147 2 0.03 0 125 1.19 54 257 1.93 100 3 0.03 2 1 0.01 0 467 3.38 120 11 0.61 10 1995 13.57 690

Player 3 Dragana Pupovac 6 Brynne Musser 8 Gabriela Carvalho 9 Lavinia Vaitai 10 Colleen Mahoney 11 Christie Gray 16 Rossanna Torres 18 Anna Pfeifer 21 Alison Joens 22 Sydney Rennack 24 Aigline Yoke 33 Christy Bohmann TOTALS

GP 77 109 138 132 138 72 105 133 110 87 138 18 147

MP 33 37 38 37 38 24 34 38 35 31 38 9 38

RE 4 49 3 60 29 14 2 1 46 30 3 0 241

2006 TEAM STATISTICS ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Game SET Assists Attempts Assist Pct Assists/Game SERVE Aces Errors Attempts Serve Pct Aces/Game

1995 690 5654 .231 13.6 1908 1918 .995 13.0 232 270 3534 .924 1.6

TA PCT A A/GM SA SA/GM SE 316 .114 12 0.16 9 0.12 11 26 -0.038 3 0.03 27 0.25 44 520 .225 1774 12.86 38 0.28 28 1106 .156 31 0.23 23 0.17 50 1511 .265 1 0.01 38 0.28 26 6 .333 9 0.13 25 0.35 32 381 .186 40 0.38 0 0.00 5 754 .208 25 0.19 12 0.09 30 37 .027 3 0.03 29 0.26 6 14 .071 0 0.00 28 0.32 25 942 .368 10 0.07 3 0.02 13 41 .024 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 5654 .231 1908 12.98 232 1.58 270

DIG D/GM BS 106 1.38 0 316 2.90 0 532 3.86 10 533 4.04 7 593 4.30 12 130 1.81 0 37 0.35 5 116 0.87 30 273 2.48 0 200 2.30 0 55 0.40 47 2 0.11 4 2893 19.68 115

SERVE RECEPTION Errors 241 Errors/Game 1.6 Attempts 2885 Reception Pct .916 DEFENSE Digs 2893 Digs/Game 19.7 BLOCKING Block Solo 115 Block Assist 394 Total Blocks 312.0 Blocks Per Game 2.1 Block Errors 67 BALL HANDLING ERR. 85

BA TOT 20 20 0 0 44 54 34 41 49 61 0 0 49 54 91 121 0 0 0 0 100 147 7 11 394 312.0

B/GM 0.26 0.00 0.39 0.31 0.44 0.00 0.51 0.91 0.00 0.00 1.07 0.61 2.12

BE 7 0 6 5 8 0 7 19 0 0 14 1 67

BHE 4 2 29 12 5 2 6 4 1 5 15 0 85

MATCH WINS BY GAME 1 2 3 4 5 Park 0 0 19 4 4 Opp. 0 0 4 2 5 GAMES WON BY GAME 1 2 3 4 5 Park 25 30 27 7 4 Opp. 13 8 11 8 5 POINTS BY GAME 1 2 3 4 5 Park 1063 1108 1073 420 114 Opp. 908 892 887 401 116

Tot. 27 11 Tot. 93 45 Tot. 3778 3204

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL HISTORY Coach Susan Harris Larry Hurshman Larry Hurshman Larry Hurshman Larry Hurshman Larry Hurshman Larry Hurshman Mike Waller Mike Waller Terry Flynn Terry Flynn Terry Flynn Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Ronda Miles Peggy Tuter Peggy Tuter Peggy Tuter Peggy Tuter Peggy Tuter Peggy Tuter Peggy Tuter TOTAL

Years 80-81 81-82 82-83 83-84 84-85 85-86 86-87 87-88 88-89 89-90 90-91 91-92 92-93 93-94 94-95 95-96 96-97 97-98 98-99 99-00 00-01 01-02 02-03 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 27 Years

Wins 4 14 23 -- 17 17 11 -- 28 -- 27 24 30 45 25 21 22 31 15 14 18 7 9 14 25 25 27 346

Losses 15 9 8 -- 24 22 22 -- 11 -- 34 30 27 26 31 26 22 21 25 30 18 29 22 21 13 14 11 168

Pct.% 21.05% 60.87% 74.19% -- 41.46% 43.59% 33.33% -- 71.79% -- 44.26% 44.44% 52.63% 63.38% 44.64% 44.68% 50.00% 59.62% 37.50% 31.82% 50.00% 19.44% 29.03% 40.0 % 65.79% 64.1% 71.05%

All-Time Coaching Records Coach Years Susan Harris 1 Larry Hurshman 6 Mike Waller 2 Terry Flynn 3 Rhonda Miles 8 Peggy Tuter 7

Wins 4 82 28 51 203 125

Losses 15 85 11 64 208 128

Pct 21.1% 49.1% 71.79% 44.3% 49.4% 49.4%

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Worth Noting First year of women’s volleyball at Park First winning season in program’s history Best Pct., Fewest losses in program’s history Won-Lost Totals unknown Hurshman record: 82-85 (.491) Won-Lost Totals unknown 2nd-ever winning percentage above 70% Won-Lost Totals unknown Flynn record: 51-64 (.443) Most wins in school history, topping 1992

Miles record: 203-208 (.494) Lowest win total in program’s history

Top percentage under Peggy Tuter (3rd best)

Rank (W) 6th 3rd 5th 4th 1st 2nd

Rank (Pct) 6th 4th 1st 5th T-2nd T-2nd


PARK UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC FACILITIES

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, weight-training machines and cardio equipment. One of the premier soccer facilities in the NAIA, Julian Field is home to Pirate men’s and women’s soccer games.

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

Named after longtime Park University President Donald Breckon, the Breckon Sports Center was built in 2000 and houses the Park University athletic department offices. The 1,000-seat capacity arena in the west dome plays host to men’s and women’s basketball and men’s and women’s volleyball games. The east dome 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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PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATE CLUB

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he Pirate Club promotes the rich tradition of Park University and its athletics by supporting, encouraging, and developing the studentathlete. The primary purpose of the Pirate Club is to cultivate financial support and interest in Park University Athletics. The organization also strives to continue the University’s tradition by assisting student-athletes in achieving academic and athletic success. The Pirate Club is overseen by a 21-member board, led by Park University Board of Trustee member Jinny McCoy. As a result of the board members’ efforts, Athletic Director Claude English believes that the Pirate Club will help Park University student-athletes excel. “In my 17 years at Park, I have always felt that there was a large void without the presence of a booster

PARK UNIVERSITY PIRATE CLUB

Support Park University Athletics by joining the Park University Pirate Club today. The Club promotes the rich tradition of Park Athletics and serves to increase necessary revenue to help support the athletics budget in areas of recruitment, enhancement and scholarship. For information, contact Mike Edwards at 816.584.6866 or email mike.edwards@park.edu.

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2007 FALL MEDIA OUTLETS

PRINT MEDIA Kansas City Star Independence Examiner Platte Sun Gazette Press Dispatch Southern Platte Co. Press Kansas City Kansan Lee’s Summit Journal Olathe Daily News Kansas City Call Platte Citizen Parkville Luminary Sun Tribune Park University Stylus

Metro Sports (Time Warner) Sports Radio 810 WHB 610 Sports KMBZ 980 AM Pirate Radio 90.3 FM

NATIONAL MEDIA Associated Press (K.C.) Victory Sports Network Soccer Buzz NSCAA AVCA NAIA (www.naia.org) MCAC (www.mcac-naia.org)

TELEVISION & RADIO KSHB (NBC) 41 KMBC (ABC) 9 KCTV (CBS) 5 WDAF (Fox) 4 Metro Networks

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organization,” English said. “Now that it is established, I am confident that Pirate Club will support the athletic department in reaching our goal of providing one of the top intercollegiate athletic experiences in the country for our student-athletes.” To meet the growing demands of competition at a higher level, the Athletic Department will receive private contributions to augment its operational funds. The club will serve to increase necessary revenue to help support the athletic budget in areas of recruitment, program enhancement, and scholarships. All contributions are tax deductible. For more information about the Park University Pirate Club, please contact Mike Edwards, development officer at (816) 584-6866 or e-mail mike.edwards@park. edu.


Megan Newland 2006 Honorable Mention All-American

Date 9/1 9/5 9/8 9/12 9/15 9/19 9/22 9/25 9/29 10/3 10/6 10/10 10/13 10/16 10/20 10/26 10/27 10/31 11/2 11/3 11/14 11/15 11/16 11/17 11/19 11/20

Opponent JOHN BROWN UNIVERSITY BAKER UNIVERSITY Missouri Western State WILLIAM JEWELL COLLEGE Hastings College BENEDICTINE COLLEGE Graceland University MIDAMERICA NAZARENE U. Oklahoma Christian U. OKLAHOMA WESLEYAN U. STERLING COLLEGE Central Christian College College of Saint Mary York College BELLEVUE UNIVERSITY MCAC Tournament MCAC Tournament Region IV Tournament Region IV Tournament Region IV Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament NAIA National Tournament

Location JULIAN FIELD JULIAN FIELD St. Joseph, Mo. JULIAN FIELD Hasting, Neb. JULIAN FIELD Lamoni, Iowa JULIAN FIELD Oklahoma City, Okla. JULIAN FIELD JULIAN FIELD McPherson, Kan. Omaha, Neb. York, Neb. JULIAN FIELD TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Beach, Fla.

Time 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 pm 5:00 PM 5:30 pm 7:30 PM 5:00 pm 5:00 PM 1:00 pm 3:00 PM NOON 2:00 pm 2:00 pm 2:00 pm NOON TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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Women’s Volleyball

2007 2007Women’s Women’sVolleyball Volleyball Schedule Schedule Day Date Tue

Thu Wed Fri Fri Sat Sat Tue Fri Fri Sat Sat Tue Thu Tue Fri Sat Tue Fri Tue Fri Sat Thu Fri Tue Fri Sat Fri Sat Fri Thu Wed

8/28/2007

Opponent

Location Time

Kansas Wesleyan University Breckon Sports Center

7 p.m.

8/30/2007 Graceland University Lamoni, Iowa 7 p.m. 9/5/2007 Missouri Valley College Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 9/7/2007 Harris Stowe State University Point Lookout, Mo. 1 p.m. 9/7/2007 Bethel College Point Lookout, Mo. 5 p.m. 9/8/2007 Robert Morris College Point Lookout, Mo. 9 a.m. 9/8/2007 Tabor College Point Lookout, Mo. 1 p.m. 9/11/2007 Central Christian College Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 9/14/2007 Northwestern College Hastings, Neb. Noon 9/14/2007 Doane College Hastings, Neb. 6 p.m. 9/15/2007 Dakota Wesleyan University Hastings, Neb. 9 a.m. 9/15/2007 Concordia University Hastings, Neb. 3 p.m. 9/18/2007 College of the Ozarks Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 9/20/2007 University of St. Mary Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 9/25/2007 College of Saint Mary Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 9/28/2007 Peru State College Peru, Neb. 7 p.m. 9/29/2007 Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. Noon 10/2/2007 Central Christian College McPherson, Kan. 7 p.m. 10/5/2007 Oklahoma Wesleyan University Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 10/9/2007 Haskell Indian Nations University Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 10/12/2007 MCAC Mid-Season Classic Point Lookout, Mo. TBA 10/13/2007 MCAC Mid-Season Classic Point Lookout, Mo. TBA 10/18/2007 William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. 7 p.m. 10/19/2007 Baker University Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. Haskell Indian Nations University Lawrence, Kan. 7 p.m. 10/23/2007 10/26/2007 U. of Ill.-Springfield Tournament Springfield, Ill. 5 p.m. 10/27/2007 U. of Ill.-Springfield Tournament Springfield, Ill. 1 p.m. 11/2/2007 Peru State College Breckon Sports Center 7 p.m. 11/3/2007 Bellevue University Breckon Sports Center Noon 11/9-11/10 MCAC Tournament TBA TBA 11/1-11/17 Region IV Tournament TBA TBA 11/28-12/1 NAIA National Tournament Columbia, Mo. TBA

Gabriela Carvalho Carvalho Gabriela 2006 NAIA NAIA 2006 Athletic All-American All-American Athletic

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