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University Information Location..............................................................................................................Parkville, Mo. Founded..............................................................................................................................1875 Conference..................................................Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conference Affiliation.........................................................................................................NAIA Division I National Enrollment....................................................................................................26,402 Nickname........................................................................................................................Pirates School Colors.................................................................................................Wine & Canary President....................................................................................Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts Athletic Director......................................................................................Claude W. English Men’s Soccer Head Coach ...........................................................................Efrem Shimlis (8th Season) Alma Mater.....................................................................................................Park University Record at Park (Seasons).................................................................................107-37-9 (7) Overall Coaching Record.............................................................................................Same Assistant Coach...............................................................................................Enock Odede Home Field............................................................................................................Julian Field Capacity..............................................................................................................................1,500 Pirate Team Information 2007 Record....................................................................................................................13-6-0 Home.......................................................................................................................................9-2 On the Road..........................................................................................................................3-2 Neutral Sites..........................................................................................................................1-2 2007 MCAC Record (Finish)....................................................................................4-0 (1st) 2007 National Tournament Play............................0-1 (1-0 loss to #5 Simon Fraser) Letterwinners Returning/Lost...................................................................................12/10 Goalkeepers Returning/Lost...........................................................................................3/0 Newcomers.............................................................................................................................10 Women’s Soccer Head Coach.................................................................................Ken Hefner (5th Season) Alma Mater........................................................................................West Georgia College Record at Park (Seasons)...................................................................................49-26-5 (3) Overall Coaching Record.................................................................................189-152-14 Assistant Coach...........................................................................................Kesiann Francis Home Field............................................................................................................Julian Field Capacity..............................................................................................................................1,500 Pirate Team Information 2007 Record....................................................................................................................12-5-2 Home.......................................................................................................................................8-2 On the Road......................................................................................................................3-3-2 Neutral Sites..........................................................................................................................1-0 2007 MCAC Record (Finish)....................................................................................4-1 (1st) Letterwinners Returning/Lost......................................................................................13/5 Goalkeepers Returning/Lost...........................................................................................2/0 Newcomers...............................................................................................................................7 Women’s Volleyball Head Coach............................................................................Peggy Tutter (10th Season) Alma Mater.......................................................................................Central Missouri State Record at Park (Seasons)..................................................................................143-142 (9) Overall Coaching Record.............................................................................................Same Assistant Coach........................................................................................Marco A. Rabello Home Field......................................................................................Breckon Sports Center Capacity..............................................................................................................................1,200 Pirate Team Information 2007 Record.....................................................................................................................18-14 Home.......................................................................................................................................6-2 On the Road..........................................................................................................................2-5 Neutral Sites.......................................................................................................................10-6 2007 MCAC Record (Finish)...................................................................................7-7 (5th) Letterwinners Returning/Lost .......................................................................................5/7 Liberos Returning/Lost.....................................................................................................1/0 Newcomers...............................................................................................................................7 Sports information department Women’s Volleyball & Women’s Soccer Sports Information Director.........................................................................Steve Wilson Alma Mater...............................................................................................Kansas State 2004 Phone...............................................................................................................(816) 584-6490 Email..........................................................................................Stephen.wilson@park.edu Cross Country & Men’s Soccer Assistant Sports Information Director...........................................................Tyler Price Alma Mater...............................................................................................Kansas State 2008 Phone...............................................................................................................(816) 584-6751 Email.....................................................................................................Tyler.price@park.edu Fax.....................................................................................................................(816) 505-5448 Mailing Address: Park Athletics – Sports Information 8700 NW River Park Drive Box 123 Parkville, Mo. 64152

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2008 Park University Fall Sports Media Guide

Welcome to Park University Park University................................................................................................. 2 Park University................................................................................................. 3 President............................................................................................................ 4 Athletic Director.............................................................................................. 5 Head Coaches and Staff............................................................................... 6 Facilities............................................................................................................. 7 Athletic Media Services................................................................................ 8 Parkville & Greater Kansas City.................................................................. 9 Parkville & Greater Kansas City................................................................10 Men’s Soccer 2008 Season Preview..................................................................................12 Heach Coach..................................................................................................14 2008 Team Roster.........................................................................................15 Meet the Pirates Al-Tagba/Arrum/Boger/Carrion........................................................15 Cosme/Dagnachaw/Eade/Gebremariam/Gaetno/Heiman....16 Juma/Katajwa/Kosednar/Mergen.......................................................... 17 Mulonzi/Ndour/Nsereko/Palmer/Palmer/Qumiseh..................18 Ross/Saarna/Senfuka/Smith/Tayani......................................................19 2007 Season Review....................................................................................20 2007 Season Stats........................................................................................21 Men’s Soccer History...................................................................................22 Women’s Soccer 2008 Season Preview..................................................................................24 Head Coach....................................................................................................26 2008 Team Roster.........................................................................................27 Meet the Pirates AldermanBrazill/Buzzotta/Cassie/Chapin.....................................28 ChapmanGardner/Gedei/Gross/Katona/Lambrecht.................29 Maxwell/McDowell/Newland/Parker/Pires...................................30 Sa Teles/Sheffer/Stoiber/Tovar/Tietjens.........................................31 2007 Season Review....................................................................................32 2007 Season Stats........................................................................................33 Women’s Soccer History.............................................................................34 Women’s Volleyball 2008 Season Preview..................................................................................36 Head Coach....................................................................................................38 2008 Team Roster.........................................................................................39 Meet the Pirates Block/Bloodgood/Chaves/Cole.........................................................40 Faria/Garcia/Joens.................................................................................41 Martin/Martins/Reinhart.....................................................................42 Rennack/Theus-Downey/Vogado....................................................43 2007 Season Review....................................................................................44 2007 Season Stats........................................................................................45 Women’s Volleyball History.......................................................................46 Park Student-Athletes in the Community...........................................47 Pirate Club.......................................................................................................48

2008 Park University Fall Sports Media Guide Credits

The 2008 Park University Spring Media Guide is a production of the Park University Department of Athletics, Claude W. English, Athletic Director. The Guide was written, edited and designed by former Assistant SID Brooke Orcutt, with editorial assistance from SID Steve Wilson and Assistant SID Tyler Price. Cover designed by Brooke Orcutt. Photography courtesy of Park University, Nancy Jo Block, Mike Kosednar, the City of KCMO, UMKC, the Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs.


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Founded

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

Present

Park has developed into a comprehensive, independent, institution, accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The University is a national leader in higher education and is a growing entrepreneurial institution with 43 campus centers in 21 states, including our extensive Online program. Park continues to increase access to higher education by offering the quality undergraduate and graduate degrees students desire at locations, times and delivery formats that best serve their needs.

Location

The flagship campus of Park University is located on a historic site in Parkville, Mo., situated on a bluff above the scenic Missouri River. The Parkville Campus is 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, 15 minutes from Kansas City International Airport, and is part of the KCI Business Corridor. The School for Extended Learning has established campus centers

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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 at our Downtown Kansas City, Mo., Campus Center. Park also serves the Kansas City metropolitan area with campuses in Independence and Lexington, Mo. In addition to our military campus centers, Park also has a campus in Austin, Texas.

STUDENTS

Park has developed considerable diversity among its student population, including more than 630 international students from 112 countries. Nearly 42 percent of Park’s students are represented by racial, ethnic and cultural groups typically underrepresented in colleges and universities. The University has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top 100 American colleges/universities in the nation graduating black, Hispanic and AmericanIndian students. In addition, approximately 60 percent of Park University students are active duty military, active duty dependents, retired military or members of the Department of Defense.


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Parkville Campus

• Founded: 1875 • Location: Parkville, Mo., A historic town on the Missouri River, 10 minutes from downtown Kansas City, Mo., and 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: Undergraduate 15:1; Graduate 9:1. • Diverse Population: Students represent all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 112 foreign countries. • Athletics: Park University is a member of the 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; Mabee Learning Center (academic underground, including the McAfee Memorial Library); limitless

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internship opportunities; Academic Support Center for tutoring, testing, and writing labs; Career Development Center, Breckon Sports Center, state-of-the-art fitness facility; International Center for Music and the Youth Conservatory of Music; Campanella Art Gallery; David Theatre.

Accreditation

Park University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education 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 and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Department of Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The Department of Social Work is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

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.


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ark University www.parkathletics.com Park University University President Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts Park University www.parkathletics.com www.parka

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dr. beverley byers-pevitts

University President » Kentucky Wesleyan

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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 131-year 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 University. 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

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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.

Dr. Beverley Byers-Pevitts celebrating with the Park Men’s Soccer Team following their 2007 Region IV Tournament win.


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ark University www.parkathletics.com Park University Director of Athletics Claude W. English Park University www.parkathletics.com www.parka

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claude w. english Athletic Director » 13th Year »

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laude W. English is in his 13th year as Park University’s Director of Athletics, serving as Park’s AD since January 1996. English also coached the Pirate men’s basketball squad for 13 seasons, retiring from coaching at the end of the 200405 season. Through English’s tenure as athletics director, Park athletics has undergone vast improvements, including the addition of women’s golf and baseball as intercollegiate sports. Additionally, English has overseen numerous facility improvements, including the 1,500-seat Julian Field, home to Park University men’s and women’s soccer, as well as Breckon Sports Center, which houses Park’s men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball and administrative offices. Breckon Sports Center, named after Dr. Donald J. Breckon, also houses an indoor practice facility for fall and spring sports. As athletics director, English has seen 112 student-athletes earn All-America Scholar-Athlete honors, while 77 individuals were named NAIA All-Americans. In addition, Park has won 26 conference championships, 14 region championships, and the Pirates have advanced to 25 national tournaments since 2002. During the 2007-08 season, Park made history under English’s watch, winning its second men’s volleyball National Invitational Tournament title in April, followed by the school’s first-ever regular-season conference championship in softball. Women’s golf also advanced to its first-ever national tournament after winning its first-ever Region IV championship, accomplishing the feat in the program’s fifth year of varsity status. In addition to the nine Park squads that advanced to national competition, three more sports – women’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball – were within one game of qualifying for national tournaments.

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. 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 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

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ark University www.parkathletics.com Park University 2008 Park University Athletic Staff & Head Coaches Park University www.parkathletics.com www.parka

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Darrell Cooper Athletic Trainer

Ken Hefner

Kelly DeFeo

Office Manager

Jason Kline

Cary Lundy

Women’s Soccer

Men’s Basketball

Brian Renshaw

Efrem Shimlis

Cross Country/Track

Pat Fayard

Women’s Golf

Men’s Soccer

Men’s Volleyball

Michael Frey

Christy Grimes

Tyler Price

Amy Reif

Head Athletic Trainer

Joe C. Meriweather

Baseball

Women’s Basketball

Assistant SID

Peggy Tuter

Krystal Webb

Dr. Don Williams

Women’s Volleyball

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/Track and Field.......................584-6488 Men’s Basketball..................................................584-6438 Men’s Soccer.........................................................584-6487 Men’s Volleyball...................................................584-6763 Softball...................................................................584-6443 Women’s Basketball...........................................584-6491 Women’s Golf.......................................................584-6238 Women’s Soccer..................................................584-6408 Women’s Volleyball............................................584-6493

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Spirit Squad

Faculty Rep.

Athletic Trainer

Softball

Steve Wilson

Sports Information

park university Executive Staff

Top Row (L to R): Marilyn Bartels, Clarinda Creighton, Michael Droge, Paul Gault. Middle Row (L to R): Roger Hershey, Laurie McCormack, Thomas Peterman, Dorla Watkins Bottom Row: Rita Weighill


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Comfort Field

Julian Field Park University facilities had a busy 2007-08 season, serving as the host site for:

The Deuce at The National

» Men’s & Women’s MCAC Soccer Tournaments » Men’s Region IV Soccer Tournament » NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament » Women’s Spring Invitational Golf Tournament at the Deuce at the National » Men’s and Women’s Region IV Golf Tournament at Sunflower Hills Golf Course » MCAC Softball Tournament Park University is already set to be the host site for the 2009 NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament, to be held inside Breckon Sports Center.

Breckon Sports Center

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Steve Wilson Sports Information Director

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teve Wilson begins his second year as the Director of Sports Information, overseeing publicity and operational efforts for all 15 sports at Park University. Wilson is the primary contact for both women’s soccer and women’s volleyball in the fall, men’s basketball and men’s volleyball in the winter, and baseball and women’s golf in the spring. He is also responsible for overseeing all publications and online efforts within the department, including www.parkathletics.com, the official Web site of Pirate athletics. Additionally, Wilson supervises game-day staff at all home events as well as other administrative duties within the Department of Athletics. He also serves as the play-by-play voice of the Pirates at select events. A 2004 graduate of Kansas State University, Wilson began his career in sports information as a Graduate Assistant at Kansas Wesleyan University during the 2004-05 school year, assisting with the Coyote football, men’s basketball, baseball and women’s basketball programs. In 2005, he joined the athletic media relations staff at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, where he was the primary contact for women’s volleyball, women’s basketball and baseball, while also assisting with publicity efforts in the Bobcat football program. While at Texas State, Wilson also provided basketball and baseball playby-play on KTSW-FM. Away from San Marcos, Wilson assisted on the game-day staffs of the 2005 United States Basketball League Championship, the 2006 NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional in San Antonio and the 2006 NCAA Baseball Regional in Austin, Texas. During the 2005 football season, he also assisted the game-day efforts of the New Orleans Saints, who were relocated to San Antonio by Hurricane Katrina. Prior to his work in sports information, Wilson was a play-by-play voice and account manager for KSAL-AM in Salina, Kan., as well as a contributing writer and assistant editor for Rivals.com College Baseball. He received top honors in the student-intern play-by-play category by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 2003. Wilson and his wife, Sarah, reside in Roeland Park, Kan.

Tyler Price Assistant Sports Information Director

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yler Price enters his first year as the Assistant Sports Information Director at Park. Price is the primary contact for both men’s soccer and cross country in the fall, women’s basketball and indoor track and field in the winter, as well as softball and outdoor track and field in the spring. Price will join SID Steve Wilson as the primary liaison between Park’s athletics programs and the public. The two will be responsible for serving the needs of not only the media, but also coaches, student-athletes, supporters and fans. A 2008 graduate of Kansas State University, Price spent three years in the Sports Information Department from 2005-08 as a Student Assistant. Along with assisting in the promotion of all 12 varsity sports at K-State, Price’s main responsibility was serving as the primary contact for the women’s equestrian program. After graduation, Price joined the Sports Information staff at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). After a few months promoting the NAIA, Price made the trek a few miles north to Parkville. The Olathe, Kan. native also worked in sports broadcasting early in his career. Price spent two summers working at KSHB-TV in Kansas City as an Associate Sports Producer for the 38 Sport Spot television program and all evening newscasts. Price is an avid Kansas City sports fan and enjoys watching all Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and Kansas State football games. Price and his wife, Jenny, also a graduate of Kansas State, reside in Olathe, Kan.

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MEDIA & PHOTO CREDENTIALS Credentials for Park home basketball games are issued for working media only and must be requested through the sports information office, preferably in advance. Credentials are issued on a game-by-game basis and a formal request must be issued to the Park University Sports Information Office. Only photographers on assignment from an accredited media agency will be issued credentials. Photographers are required to abide by the guidelines set forth by the NCAA and NAIA on shooting limitations from the sidelines. Those not complying with the guidelines may be removed. MEDIA SERVICES Pregame packets including notes, statistics, media guides and gameday programs will be available. Final statistics and a complete recap of each contest, home and away, will be faxed via Park’s broadcast system following the game. In-game questions or concerns can be addressed in the press area. INTERVIEWS Park University players and coach-

es are available following the conclusion of each contest after a brief cooling off period of approximately 10 minutes. Please locate members of the Park sports information staff to secure interviews following home contests. On the road, the host sports information director will help to facilitate all interviews, and when present, the Park sports information staff will aid in the post-game process. TELEPHONES A limited number of telephone lines are available for use in Park University’s athletics facilities. There will be one courtesy line available for visiting teams’ “official” broadcast radio station. Stations and writers wishing to have another line installed should contact Park University sports information at (816) 584-6490 to make arrangements. ‘PU’ & ‘PARK COLLEGE’ In editorial references to Park University Athletics, media outlets are asked to refrain from the use of the ‘PU’ acronym. Print and broadcast outlets are asked to use ‘Park University”, “Park” and “Pirates. Additionally, please do not use Park College.

PRINT MEDIA Associated Press 215 W. Pershing Rd., Suite 221 Kansas City, Mo. 64108-4300 T: 816.421.4844 F: 816.421.3590

Olathe Daily News Andy Marso 514 South Kansas Ave. Olathe, Kan. 66061 T: 913.764.2211 F: 913.764.2251 www.theolathenews.com

Kansas City Star David Boyce 1729 Grand Blvd Kansas City, Mo. 64108-1458 T: 816.234.4355 F: 816.234.4360 www.kansascity.com

Sun Gazette Bill Knust 963 West Liberty Liberty, MO 64068 T: (816) 781-1044 F: (816) 781-1755 billknust@npgco.com

Independence Examiner Jeff Fox 410 South Liberty Independence, Mo. 64050 T: 816.350.6313 www.examiner.net

TELEVISION & RADIO KSHB NBC 41 Justin Unell 4720 Oak Street Kansas City, Mo. T: 816.932.0716 F: 816.932.4145 www.nbcactionnews.com

Kansas City Kansan Jeremy Banks 7815 Parallel Parkway Kansas City, Kan. 66112 T: 913.371.4300 F: 913.342.8620 www.kansascitykansan.com Lee’s Summit Journal Steve Bubalo 415 South Douglas Lee’s Summit, Mo. 64063 T: 816.282.7015 F: 816.524.5136 www.lsjournal.com

WDAF FOX 4 Frank Boal 3030 Summit Kansas City, Mo. 64108 T: (816) 753-4567 F: (816) 561-4181 www.wdaftv4.com Sports Radio 810 WHB Todd Leabo Union Broadcasting, Inc. 6721 W. 121st Street Overland Park, Kan. 66209 T: 913.344.1500 F: 913-469-8488 www.810whb.com 610 Sports Radio KJ Turner 7000 Squibb Mission, Kan. 66222 T: 913.744.3600 www.61sports.net

Metro Sports Shawn Beldin 6550 Winchester Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64133 T: 816.358.5367 F: 816.358.5479 www.kcmetrosports.com

NATIONAL MEDIA Victory Sports Network PO Box 5384 Grand Island, NE 68802 T: (308) 383-1431 E: mail@victorysportsnetwork.com www.victorysportsnetwork.com

KMBC ABC 9 John Crumley 6455 Winchester Ave. Kansas City, Mo. 64133 T: 816.221.9999 F: 816.421.4163 www.kmbc.com

NAIA Media Services Chad Waller 1200 Grand Ave. Kansas City, MO 64105 T: (816) 595-8000 F: (816) 595-8200 E: cwaller@naia.org www.naia.org


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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 of just more than 4,000, Parkville allows students the small-town 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 en-

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tertainment 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.

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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 opened last fall and has quickly turned into one of the region’s top entertainment districts. The Sprint Center also houses the College Basketball Experience, which includes the College Basketball Hall of Fame.

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

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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. Additionally, the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics moved its offices downtown in the summer of 2007. In the 2006-07 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 motorvehicle 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.


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3 MCAC Scholar-Athletes 3 Region IV First-Team Athletes 2007 Region IV Coach of the Year 2007 MCAC Coach of t Sportsmanship Award 1 NAIA All-American Third-Team 2007 MCAC Regular Season Champions 3 MCAC Offensive P

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ktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete 1 MCAC Second-Team Athlete

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fter a second round appearance in the NAIA national tournament and a 13-6 overall record in 2007, the No. 13 preseason ranked Park men’s soccer team has a lot of success to carry with them into the 2008 season. But with the loss of some key players and a grueling schedule ahead of them, the Pirates must depend on some of its solid returners and some new faces to lead the way. Park will take the field this season without three key players from the 2007 squad including third team NAIA All-America forward Mirsad Dzilic. Dzilic, finished the 2007 season with 13 goals scored and seven assists. The Zvornik, Bosnia native finished his career with 51 goals scored and 19 assists. Along with Dzilic, the Pirates will look to rebound without the services of second team All Conference recipients Milan Ivanovic and Desmand Yankey. “We have a very young team,” head coach Efrem Shimlis said. “We will probably have a few freshman starting this season. We feel like they can handle themselves. But it will take some time for them to get there feet wet, because we probably have one of the toughest schedules we have ever had here. The players will have to step up to the challenge.” Two freshman who may get a look to start for the Pirates are Ramon and Robert Palmer from Jamaica. Ramon, a skilled offensive player, may get a starting nod at the midfielder position, while Robert has showed great strength at the defender position. The Pirates will also return some fire power offensively and defensively from the 2007 squad. Second team All-America winner, James Katajwa will look to add to his 13 goals scored from last year, while Simon Senfuka, a sophomore midfielder from Kampala, Uganda will return for Park with

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his five goals scored and four assists in 2007. Defensively, goalkeeper Matt Heiman returns to the Pirates for the 2008 tilt. Heimann, started 11 games for Park last season and collected 35 saves. One of Park’s top defenders, Oscar Juma, also returns to Park in 2008. Juma, a senior from Nairobi, Kenya earned a spot on the NAIA All America Honorable mention squad for 2007. “In the first six games this season if we are not on our toes we could have a rough start to our season,” Shimlis said. “But at

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the same time I know that it will help us grow toward the end of the season and eventually the playoffs.” Four of Park’s first six opponents are ranked nationally including its first opponent Lindsey Wilson, who is ranked No. 6 in the preseason poll and will face Park on August 30. Park’s second opponent one day later is Lee University who holds the preseason No. 17 spot in the NAIA national Rankings. Park will take on No. 8 ranked Graceland on September 13 and No. 21 ranked Benedictine on the road on September 17. “My expectations for this season are to compete to win every game,” Shimlis said. “We are going to play exciting, attractive soccer and we want to create a lot of opportunities with all of the speed on our team. In the end our goal is to play the best we can every game.” OPPONENTS Three games against 2007 NAIA National Tournament teams, three more against teams who finished the season in the Top 25 and a Sept. 10 match at annual rival William Jewell highlight the 15-game regular season schedule for the 2008 Park University men’s soccer team. The season begins for the Pirates – who finished last year 13-5 in the NAIA National Tournament – on Aug. 30 in St. Charles, Mo., for the first of two games in the Lindenwood Classic against last season’s No. 2 ranked team, Lindsey Wilson. After the match with LWC, a 2007 NAIA quarterfinalist, the Pirates will conclude play in St. Charles on Aug. 31, taking on last year’s No. 17 team at year’s end, Lee University. Park’s home opener is scheduled for Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. against perennial NAIA power Oklahoma Christian, and on Sept. 10, the Pirates travel to Liberty, Mo., to take on Townsend Cup rival William Jewell. The Cardinals entered last year’s game on Sept. 12 ranked No. 1, but then 14th-ranked Park spoiled it for Jewell 3-2 at Julian Field. The 2008 rematch is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m. on Jewell’s Patterson Field at Greene Stadium. After the rivalry tilt with the Cards, Park returns home for another date on the pitch with an NAIA tournament team, taking on last year’s No. 7 ranked squad at season’s end, Graceland University on Sept. 13. Following the contest with the Yellow Jackets, Park travels for its next two matches, taking on Benedictine Sept. 17 and Columbia Sept. 20, and on Sept. 24, Park closes out the month

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of September against Grand View, a team that missed the NAIA tournament last year but did finish the season ranked No. 24 in the NAIA. October begins with a rematch of last season’s Region IV Championship when Kansas Wesleyan travels to Julian Field on Oct. 1 for a 5 p.m. contest, and conference play begins in the MCAC on Oct. 4, as Park hosts York at 3 p.m. in Parkville. Oct. 7 sends the Pirates back to the road for three more matches, beginning at Baker and continuing Oct. 11 at Bellevue in a rematch of last season’s MCAC title game. Park concludes the road stretch Oct. 18 at Oklahoma Wesleyan before returning home to conclude the regular season, starting Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. against Southern Nazarene. SNU is the third NAIA tournament team on the schedule for Park, and the Pirates conclude the regular season and the MCAC portion of the regular-season schedule on Oct. 25, hosting Central Christian at 3 p.m. Postseason play begins Nov. 8 with the MCAC Semifinals, and a week later, on Nov. 15, the MCAC will decide its men’s soccer tournament champion. Locations and times will be announced according to league standings at season’s end. The NAIA tournament begins Nov. 22 with first-round play on campus sites, and the championship tournament begins Dec. 1, in Fresno, Calif. All Park University home matches will be played at Julian Field, on the northwest corner of the Parkville Campus.

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Aug. 30 Lindsey Wilson College (at St. Charles, Mo.) Aug. 31 Lee University (at St. Charles, Mo.) Sept. 6 Oklahoma Christian University Sept. 10 William Jewell College Sept. 13 Graceland University Sept. 17 Benedictine College Sept. 20 Columbia College Sept. 24 Grand View College Oct. 1 Kansas Wesleyan University Oct. 4 York College * Oct. 7 Baker University Oct. 11 Bellevue University * Oct. 18 Oklahoma Wesleyan University * Oct. 21 Southern nazarene university Oct. 25 Central Christian College * Nov. 8-15 NAIA National Qualifying Tournament Nov. 22 NAIA National Tournament First Round Dec. 1-6 NAIA National Tournament (Fresno, Calif.) * - Denotes MCAC Match. Home games in BOLD

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frem Shimlis enters his eighth 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, and a four-year career as a player for the Pirates. In 2007, Shimlis led the Pirates to a 13-6 overall record and finished 4-0 in the MCAC. The men were crowned MCAC Regular

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The Pirates also spent the entire 2007 season nationally ranked on the NAIA Top-25. Park was a preseason No. 15 pick and peaked at No. 14 twice throughout the season. The Pirates finished the 2006 season at 13-8-1 and Shimlis took the Pirates to Daytona Beach, Fla. for the NAIA Tournament in 2006. 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 his seven seasons as head coach, Shimlis has compiled a 107-37-9 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. In the spring of 2008, Shimlis co-founded the youth soccer club Harambe Futbol Club. Harambe F.C. is based in the Kansas City metro area and has 14 boys and girls soccer teams. Shimlis is the head coach of U-11 girls Harambe F.C. Fury and U-15 boys Harambe F.C. United.

Season Champs and Region IV Tournament Champions. Park took second in the MCAC Conference Tournament, falling 1-0 in overtime to Bellevue University. Shimlis was recognized by both the MCAC and Region IV as Coach of the Year. Shimlis took the Pirates down south to Olathe, Kan. for the 2007 NAIA National Tournament. Park was knocked out in the first round of the tournament by No. 5 Simon Fraser (B.C.), 1-0. The Pirates didn’t leave the tournament empty handed and were recognized with the 2007 NELS Dahlquist Team Sportsmanship Award. Shimlis had four athletes recognized as All-Americans, and eight athletes were named to Region IV and MCAC teams.

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No. Player Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown Previous School Pronunciation 0 Sean Kosednar GK 5-11 195 Sr. Overland Park, Kan. Blue Valley HS Ko-sed-nar 1 Matt Heiman GK 6-1 210 Jr. Liberty, Mo. Liberty HS High-man 2 James Katajwa F 5-7 150 Sr. Kampala, Uganda Kibuli Secondary Kuh-taj-wa 3 Simonella Gaetano F 5-11 165 So. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Lycee Guebre Mariam HS Cy-mon-ella Gey-tonn-o 4 Dawit Gebremariam MF 5-6 130 Fr. Alexandria, Va. Medehuiealem Dah-wit Geb-ruh-mar-ee-uhm 5 Oscar Juma D 6-1 205 Jr. Nairobi, Kenya Lindsey Wilson College Joo-mah 6 James Ross MF 5-10 165 Jr. Parkville, Mo. Park Hill South HS 7 Ramon Palmer MF 5-6 130 Fr. Kingston, Jamaica Calabar HS Rah-mon Palmer 8 Simon Senfuka MF 6-0 170 So. Kampala, Uganda St. Mary’s HS Sen-foo-kuh 9 Jason Cosme MF 5-4 150 Jr. Houston, Texas Cinco Ranch HS Coz-may 10 Tazou Ali Tagba F 5-8 140 Jr. Lome, Togo Maple Woods CC Tah-zoo All-ee Tog-bah 11 Kiefer Mergen D 5-9 150 So. Kansas City, Mo. Hastings College Key-fer Mer-gun 12 Robert Palmer D 5-7 170 Fr. Kingston, Jamaica Calabar HS 13 Kyle Boger D 5-11 150 Fr. Columbia, Mo. Hickman HS Boh-ger 14 Adam Tayani MF 5-11 155 Jr. Kansas City, Mo. Olathe East HS Tey-on-ee 15 Sibhat Dagnachaw MF 5-7 150 Fr. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Abiot Kirse Seb-ott Dog-nuh-shaw 16 El Hadji Ndour D 6-5 180 Fr. Dakar, Senegal LTSNT/Seydoy Nourou Tall Hi-ge Duhr 17 Kalev Saarna MF 5-7 170 Fr. Tokyo, Japan Sumner Academy Kah-leave Sar-nuh 18 Michael Arrum D 5-9 170 Jr. Nairobi, Kenya Miu Boys Secondary Ah-room 19 Todd Smith MF 5-8 130 Fr. Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill HS 20 Stephen Mulonzi MF 5-11 175 So. Nairobi, Kenya Tala HS Mul-own-ze 21 Raad Qumsieh MF 5-10 165 Sr. Bethlehem, Palestine Catholic HS Come-see-ya 23 Roberto Carrion MF 5-10 160 So. Guayaquil, Ecuador Javier Car-ee-yahn 25 Yusuf Nsereko D 6-0 170 So. Kampala, Uganda Kawanda HS Yoo-seph Ner-ecko 27 Michael Eade GK 6-0 210 So. London, England Roding Valley HS 28 Anthony Hardwick GK 5-11 180 Sr. Kansas City, Mo. Hickman Mills HS

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Personal— Tazou E. Ali-Tagba was born May 19 in Sokode, Togo…parents are Moderano and Awa…attended Goshen High School in Accra, Ghana…played high school soccer for AngeVerts…earned All-region honors at Maple Woods CC…chose Park for its academics…nickname is Togo…enjoys to cook and play volleyball in his spare time…is majoring in computer science.

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» Freshman » 5-11 » Columbia, Mo. » Hickman HS Personal— Kyle Boger was born Sept. 20 in Columbia…son of Kim and Buddy Boger…has one sibling, Ryan (10)…attended high school at Hickman…played for head coaches Larry Thornburg and Jon Strodman…earned all-district accolades…chose Park because he enjoyed the campus…likes to run and was a part of the Columbia Soccer Club Pride…is planning to major in graphic design.

2007— In his sophomore season, Arrum started in 15 games, appearing in 17 total games for the Pirate defense…recorded four shots on the season…placed one of those shots on goal for a .250 shot-on-goal percentage. PERSONAL—Michael Arrum was born Nov. 5…guardian is Lulde Arrum, who is a cargo manager…has one sibling named Marika…attended MIU Boys Secondary School in Miu Machakos…played for Mathare Youth soccer club under head coach Jacob Oguda…voted best defender and most valuable player in 2000-2001…team were crowned champions in their respective division…also attended Rubicon Computer Training… enjoys to listen to genge and reggae music, play soccer and eat chapatti in his spare time…nicknamed Arrum PaPa…is majoring in journalism.

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» Alexandria, Va.

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» Sophomore » 6-0 » London, England » Roding Valley HS 2007— Earned Region IV Player of the Week honors on Oct. 8…a back-to-back MCAC Defensive Player of the Week in October, acknowledged on the 8th and 15th…clocked in 805 minutes in net… played in ten games and started in eight as a freshman…allowed nine goals, earning a 1.01 goals against average…recorded 25 total saves on the year for a .735 save percentage…finished the season at 5-3. PERSONAL—Michael Ian Eade was born Aug. 5…parents are Geoffrey and Elaine…father is a surveyor and mother is a secretary…has two brothers, John (20) and Richard (18)… attended Roding Valley High School in Loughton, Essex… played for head coaches Mr. Bailey at Roding Valley and Marvin Johnson at Luton Town…nicknamed Mad Mick or “E”…chose to attend Park for the soccer program…spent the 2008 summer coaching for Challenger Sports Over the Midwest…is majoring in business administration and finance.

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Red-shirted the 2007 season. PERSONAL—Simonella Gaetano was born Nov. 23 in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia…parent is Italo Simonella, who is in business…played high school soccer in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in the Addis Ababa League…nickname is Aymen and likesto listen to music and read in spare time…chose Park because of the people…is majoring in business administration and management.

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» Liberty, Mo. » Liberty HS 2007— A 2007 NAIA All-American Honorable Mention…picked First-Team in Region IV and MCAC at the goalkeeper position… was named Region IV Player of the Week on Sept. 3 and 17th…a four-time MCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3, Sept. 17, Oct. 1, and Oct. 22…started and appeared in 11 games in net… allowed only nine goals for a .093 goals against average…recorded 31 saves for a .775 save percentage…finished season with 6-2 record. 2006—As a freshman, played 527:07 minutes in the goal… appeared in 11 games...finished 2-3 on the year…notched 24 saves. PERSONAL—Matt Heiman was born on Sept. 9…son of Tim and Carlene…father is a builder and mother is a teacher…attended Liberty High School…graduated with a 3.8 G.P.A…was all-conference, all-district, all-metro and all-western region at the goalkeeper position…played for head coach Tom Rottjakob…enjoys playing soccer and Xbox…nickname is Heimaster…is majoring in criminal justice.


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PASL Indoor Soccer Tournament with the Kansas City Kings in Fredericksburg, Virginia…also played for the U-19 National Team for Uganda…chose to attend Park because of its nice environment... likes to watch movies in spare time…majoring in international business.

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2007— As a junior was named to the NAIA All-American Honorable Mention team…finished with Region IV and MCAC First-Team honors as a defender…also recognized by the MCAC as Defensive Player of the Year…started and appeared 18 total games at the right fullback position…aided Park in the 3-0 shutout against Sterling College (Oct. 6) with a made penalty kick for his only goal of the season, recording two points…recorded 11 shots on the year, placing two on frame…most noteworthy goal attempt came in a last shot effort to tie Simon Fraser in the 2007 NAIA Men’s Soccer Tournament, with a midfield shot just sailing over the crossbar with 1:37 left to go. 2006—Second-team All-MCAC and MCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11 as a sophomore…started in 15 games, appearing in 16…scored one goal…took 13 shots with six of them on frame...Transferred from Lindsey Wilson College. Personal—Oscar Juma was born on August 13…parents are James Juma and Alice Akinyi, both parents are farmers…attended St. Teresa Boys Secondary School in Kenya…is majoring in business administration.

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» 5-11 » Overland Park, Kan. » Blue Valley HS 2007— A 2007 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and MCAC Scholar-Athlete…played in three games in goal as a junior…logged in 60 minutes…gave up two goals for a 3.00 goals against average. 2006—Started in four games, appearing in seven as a sophomore…logged in 503:41 minutes at the goalkeeper position…had 16 saves and posted a 4-0 record…led the Park goalkeepers with a .715 goals against average. 2005—As a freshman, played in seven games and started in five…had eight saves in 395:28 minutes in goal. Personal—Sean Kosednar was born on Oct. 24…parents are Mike and Kathy…has one sister, Sarah (15)…graduated from Blue Valley High School in Stilwell, Kan…is majoring in broadcasting.

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» Kansas City, Mo.

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2007— A 2007 NAIA All-American Second-Team pick…awarded First-Team honors by both Region IV and MCAC at the midfielder position…also named MCAC Offensive Player of the Year… recognized as MCAC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17… Katajwa started and played in all 19 games in the 2007 season… scored 13 goals on the season, recording two of those goals against then-ranked No. 1 William Jewell (Sept. 12) in Park’s 3-2 victory… added seven assists for a team high 33 points…took over 70 shots, placing 30 on net for a .429 shot-on-goal percentage. 2006—Honorable Mention All-American, First-Team All-Region IV, First-Team All-MCAC and MCAC Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 23… started in all 22 games as a sophomore…scored 12 goals with six assists...totaled 30 points on the year…earned a .485 shot-on-goal percentage with 66 shots, 32 of them on goal. 2005—Played in 19 games, starting in 16 as a freshman…score nine goals, two of those being game winners and had two assists, earning 20 points… placed 27 shots on frame, taking 62 total. PERSONAL—James Katajwa was born Oct. 24…attended Kibuli High School and played for head coach Mike Mhtebi…team won the Coca-Cola National Tournament in 2001, also voted Player of the Year…played in the

Personal— Kiefer Mergen was born Dec. 22 in Kansas City, Mo… parents are David and Kelli…has one sister, Madison (15)…attended Liberty High School and played for head coach Tom Rottjakob… spent freshman year at Hastings College, played for Chris Kranjc… chose Park because of the men’s soccer program.

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Personal— Stephen Mulonzi was born Nov. 5 in Nairobi, Kenya…son of Paul and Winnie, who are self employed…nicknamed Caesar…played for head coach Mansa and Bob Oyogi…team took first place in Mysa over-18…voted best player and top scorer in Mysa over-18 League…in high school was a student leader for Milele Kenya at Park UN…enjoys swimming and socializing…plans to major in criminal justice while attending Park University.

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Personal— Ramon Palmer was born Jan. 27 in Kingston, Jamaica…son of Michelle Grant…played for head coach David Hunt and Alfred Henry…played for Calabar High School and Jamaica College…team accomplishments included Manning Cup Champions and Olivier Shield Champions at Calabar High School and Jamaica College in 2005 and 2007…was a junior national player and leading goal scorer…enjoys to watch television and hang out with friends in spare time…nicknamed Palma…chose Park to further his studies and play soccer…plans to major in sports journalism.

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» Kingston, Jamaica » Calabar High School

Personal— El Hadji Balle Ndour was born Nov. 2 in Dakar, Sengal…son of Sidy and Soda…nickname is Leba...likes to listen to music in free time…chose to attend Park University for its well recognized academic programs…plans to major in finance and economics.

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» Sophomore » 6-0 » Kampala, Uganda » Kawanda HS Personal— Yusuf Nsereko was born Jan. 10 in Mulago…son of Norah Namusis…attended high school and played at Kawanda… team was the 2003 regional runner-up…enjoys to play soccer, travel and make friends…is nicknamed Yakeen…chose Park for the school…plans to major in accounting.

Personal— Robert Palmer was born Jan. 15…son of Levi and Donna Palmer…played for head coaches David Hunt and Alfred Henry… team accomplishments included Manning Cup Champions at the Disney Tournament as a U-15 and Olivier Shield Champions at Calabar High School and Jamaica College in 2005 and 2007… voted most valuable player and best defender…has appeared in a Premier League play-off, crowned champions of youth age group league as a U-13, U-15, U-17 and U-20 (Jamaica)…team earned champions of all schools (Jamaica) against Trinidad and Tobago… nicknamed Berto and Dunga…likes to listen to music and socialize…chose Park to further education and play soccer…plans to major in business management.

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raad qumsieh » Midfielder » Senior » 5-10 » Bethlehem, Palestine » Liberty University

2007— Appeared in 13 games and started in four at the outside midfield position…recorded one assist against Grand View College (Sept. 29)…took nine total shots and placed three on goal, for a .333 shot-on-goal percentage…Transferred from Goshen College

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and Liberty University. PERSONAL—Raad Qumsieh was born on March 18…son of Munther and Iman…has three siblings Zaid (20), Ward (18) and Ghaid (12)…attended Terra Santa High School in Bethlehem…played for head coach Emily Hlol…team took first place two years in a row…while at Goshen, voted fan favorite player and also MVP in 2005…also awarded Best Team Player in Israel/

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points on the season…took 38 total shots on the year, placing 18 on frame for a .474 shot-on-goal percentage. Personal—Simon Senfuka is the son of Godfrey Mukasa Kirumira, who is a teacher… born March 3 in Uganda…attended St. Mary’s Kitehde High School in Kampala…was All-East African Team Under-19 and MVP in East African Tournament…is majoring in athletic training.

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» Kansas City, Mo. » Olathe East HS

Personal— Kalev Jung Saarna was born Oct. 24 in Topeka, Kan. …son of Peeter and Mieko…father works in real estate and mother for a non-profit organization…has three siblings, Chris, Milvi and Mikito…attended high school at Summer Academy in Kansas City, Kan…played soccer for head coach Eric Jenkins…soccer team were league champions…also played football at Summer Academy… earned Second-Team All-Kansan in football and first team allleague…chose Park for its variety of international students…enjoys to lift weights, play video games and poker…is currently undecided on his major.

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2007— Was named a 2007 MCAC Scholar-Athlete as a sophomore…appeared in 17 games on the season, starting six in the midfield…scored three goals on the year, recording two of those in the 9-0 shutout over Central Christian (Oct. 10)…locked in two assists, for eight total points…took ten shots on the year, placing six on frame for a .600 shot-on-goal percentage. 2006—Started in seven games and appeared in 17 as a freshman…scored four goals and had two assists…ended the season with ten points…taking 18 total shots, going .500 on shots-on-goal. Personal—Adam Tayani was born on Oct. 5…son of Imad and Jane Tayani…has three siblings, Joseph (14), Khalid (12) and Hannah (10)…attended Olathe East High School…earned All-city and All-state awards under head coach Terry Hair…was a Presidential Scholar…is majoring in international business.

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he Park University Men’s Soccer Team’s 2007 season ended in the second half of the NAIA National Tournament in Olathe, Kan. at the hands of No. five-seeded Simon Fraser (B.C.). The Pirates lost out in the first round of the National Tournament despite having several opportunities to tie up the game, including one shot taken by defender Oscar Juma from half field just sailing over the cross bar with 1:37 left. While the Pirates didn’t advance to the next round, they did walk away from the National Tournament with the 2007 NELS Dahlquist Team Sportsmanship Award. Despite the heartbreaking loss, the Pirates still had plenty of successes in the 2007 season. In front of a home crowd at Julian Field, the Pirates were crowned Region IV champs posting a 2-1 win over Kansas Wesleyan. The Pirates earned a shot at the Region IV title with a 2-1 overtime victory over Friends University in the semi-final match. The Pirates felt they had something to prove entering the Region IV Tournament after a disappointing MCAC Tournament championship game loss to Bellevue University. The Pirates, the 2007 MCAC Regular Season Champs, dropped a 0-1 overtime loss to the Bruins on October 27. Bellevue University broke a six-game winning streak fir Park, a streak that started on Sept. 29 with a 3-0 over Grand View College. The six-game streak also highlighted the Pirates strong defensive efforts, as the Pirates did not give up a goal in that time. The Pirates also spent the entire 2007 season on the NAIA top25 poll. They were a preseason No. 15 pick and peaked at No. 14 twice throughout the year. Park spent most the 2007 season ranked No. 18 on the NAIA top-25 poll. The 2007 Park Men’s Soccer team also produced one NAIA Second-Team All-American, a Third-Team All-American and two All-American honorable mentions. The Pirates had eight AllRegion Region IV players and eight All-MCAC athletes recognized. Park defender Oscar Juma was the MCAC Defensive Player of the Year and midfielder James Katajwa earned MCAC Offensive Player of the Year. Tough “D” The offensive success of the Park University Men’s Soccer Team was balanced out by the tough

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players on the 2007 Park University Men’s Soccer team to have started and played in all 19 games. • The Pirates were 4-for-4 in penalty kicks, with Mirsad Dzilic making two of those shots. • Toward the end of the regular season, the Pirates went on a five-game shutout streak. The shutout streak began at Julian Field against Sterling College on Oct. 6 and lasted until Oct. 26 with a 4-0 win over York College in the MCAC semi-final game. • Park University went on a seven-game winning streak that was spoiled by Bellevue University on Oct. 27 in the MCAC Championship game. • The final NAIA Top-25 rating placed the Pirates as the No. 16 team in the country. The highest ranking the Pirates received in the 2007 season was at the No. 14 spot.

2007 NAIA Men’s Top 25 Poll

Aug. 15 (preseason) No. 15 Sept. 5 No. 14 Sept. 12 No. 20 Sept. 19 No. 17 Sept. 26 No. 18 Oct. 3 No. 16 Oct. 10 No. 18 Oct. 17 No. 18 Oct. 24 No. 14 Oct. 31 No.16

2007 Individual Awards Mirsad Dzilic MCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24) MCAC First-Team (Forward) Region IV All-Region First-Team NAIA All-American Third-Team Michael Eade MCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 8, 15) Region IV Player of the Week (Oct. 8) Matt Heiman MCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 3, 17; Oct. 1, 22) Region IV Player of the Week (Sept. 3, 17) MCAC First-Team (Goalie) Region IV All-Region First-Team NAIA All-American Honorable Mention Milan Ivanovic MCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 24) MCAC First-Team (Defender) Region IV All-Region Second-Team Oscar Juma MCAC First-Team (Defender) MCAC Defensive Player of the Year Region IV All-Region First-Team NAIA All-American Honorable Mention James Katajwa MCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17) MCAC First-Team (Midfielder) MCAC Offensive Player of the Year Region IV All-Region First-Team NAIA All-American Second-Team

Sean Kosednar Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete MCAC Scholar-Athlete Raad Qumisieh MCAC Scholar-Athlete Matt Semkin MCAC Second-Team (Defender) Region IV All-Region Honorable Mention Simon Senfuka Region IV All-Region Honorable Mention Adam Tayani MCAC Scholar-Athlete Desmand Yankey MCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 22) Region IV Player of the Week (Oct. 22) MCAC First-Team (Forward) Region IV All-Region Second-Team Nebeye Zemedu MCAC First-Team (Midfielder) Head Coach Efrem Shimlis MCAC Coach of the Year Region IV Coach of the Year

Team Awards 2007 NELS Dahlquist Team Sportsmanship Award (NAIA National Soccer Tournament) 2007 Region IV Tournament Champions Ranked No. 1 entire season in Region IV No. 1 seed in Region Tournament MCAC Tournament Runner-Up MCAC Regular Season Champions No. 1 seed in MCAC Tournament


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Overall Home Away Neutral 12-5-2 8-2-0 3-3-2 1-0-0

2007 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Player GP GS MIN 9 Mirsad Dzilic 18 18 2 James Katajwa 19 19 7 Desmand Yankey 19 17 8 Simon Senfuka 19 19 10 Milan Ivanovic 19 19 17 Nebeye Zemedu 17 13 5 Oscar Juma 18 18 14 Adam Tayani 17 6 21 Raad Quimisieh 13 4 22 Aleksander Bisevac 15 14 12 Bryan Evans 10 2 4 Elias Jiregna 6 2 18 Mike Arrum 17 15 11 Selvir Abidovic 5 1 20 Alexander Lima 7 0 16 Brian Scheier 10 3 6 Matt Semkin 17 17 25 Yusuf Nsereko 1 0 13 Felipe Guinaraes 8 3 26 Brandon Resch 2 0 Total 19 Opponents 19 Player 1 Matt Heiman 27 Michael Eade 0 Sean Kosednar Total Opponents:

G A PTS 13 7 33 13 7 33 12 2 26 5 4 14 1 4 6 2 1 5 1 0 2 3 2 8 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50 31 131 20 13 53

GP GS MIN 11 11 871:22 10 7 805:00 2 0 60:01 19 1736:23 19 1736:23

2007 Game Results

Date Aug. 25 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 8 Sept. 12 Sept. 15 Sept. 19 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 3 Oct. 6 Oct. 10 Oct. 16 Oct. 20 Oct. 26 Oct. 27 Nov. 7 Nov. 8 Nov. 16

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Opponent Baker University vs. Dakota Wesleyan vs. Lindsey Wilson Midland Lutheran #1 William Jewell at Hastings College Benedictine College #3 Graceland University at #19 Grand View College Oklahoma Wesleyan Sterling College at Central Christian College at York College Bellevue University York College Bellevue University Friends University Kansas Wesleyan Univ. Simon Fraser (B.C.)

G/SH 0.160 0.186 0.214 0.132 0.038 0.087 0.091 0.300 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.140 0.120

SH 81 70 56 38 26 5 11 10 9 6 6 4 4 3 3 3 2 1 1 0 357 167

GA AVG 9 0.93 9 1.01 2 3.00 20 1.04 50 2.59 Score W, 3-2 W, 2-0 L, 2-3 OT L, 0-1 W, 3-2 L, 0-1 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 5-2 W, 3-0 W, 9-0 W, 5-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 L, 0-1 OT W, 2-1 OT W, 2-1 L, 0-1

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SOG SOG/SH YC RC 42 0.519 0 1 30 0.429 2 0 32 0.571 1 0 18 0.474 1 0 12 0.462 0 0 7 0.304 1 0 2 0.182 3 1 6 0.600 0 0 3 0.333 2 0 2 0.333 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 1 0.250 1 0 1 0.250 2 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000 1 0 0 0.000 1 0 1 0.500 2 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 158 0.443 20 3 77 0.461 21 3

Non-Conf. 6-4-2 GW PKM PKA 1 2 2 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 4 4 4 2 2

SV PCT W L T 31 0.775 6 2 0 25 0.735 5 3 0 0 0.000 2 0 0 58 0.744 13 5 0 108 0.684 5 13 0

Goals by Period Park University Opponents

1st 27 7

2nd 2 11

OT TOT 1 50 2 20

Corner Kicks by Period 1st Park University 53 Opponents 25

2nd 54 42

OT TOT 1 108 0 67

Fouls by Period Park University Opponents

1st 103 110

2nd 114 123

OT TOT 0 214 2 235

Shots by Period Park University Opponents

1st 170 67

2nd 185 99

OT TOT 6 361 3 169

Saves by Period Park University Opponents

1st 21 56

2nd 36 50

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Coach Years Wins Losses Ties Pct.% Worth Noting Terry Dennis 79-80 10 3 2 66.67% 7-0-1 at home in first season Pat Hogan 80-81 11 7 1 57.89% Pete Thomson 81-82 9 6 1 56.25% Tom Koontz 82-83 4 8 0 33.33% Ben Popoola 83-84 8 7 0 53.33% Ben Popoola 84-85 19 2 1 86.36% NAIA National Tournament Ben Popoola 85-86 13 2 3 72.22% Ben Popoola 86-87 14 3 0 82.35% Ben Popoola 87-88 14 4 0 77.78% Ben Popoola 88-89 10 5 1 62.50% Ben Popoola 89-90 11 3 1 73.33% Ben Popoola 90-91 16 5 1 72.73% Ben Popoola 91-92 11 11 0 50.00% Ben Popoola 92-93 13 7 0 65.00% Ben Popoola 93-94 16 6 1 69.57% Ben Popoola 94-95 9 12 0 42.86% Ben Popoola 95-96 11 8 1 55.00% Popoola record 165-75-9 (.663) Matt Clark 96-97 10 9 1 50.00% Matt Clark 97-98 11 9 1 52.38% Clark record 21-16-2 (.538) Roger Bongaerts 98-99 12 7 1 60.00% Roger Bongaerts 99-00 10 8 1 52.63% Third in AMC (3-3) Roger Bongaerts 00-01 10 7 1 55.56% Bongaerts record 32-22-3 (.561) Efrem Shimlis 01-02 11 6 2 57.89% Advanced to region semifinal Efrem Shimlis 02-03^ 21 2 2 84.00% NAIA Tourney Finalists Efrem Shimlis 03-04 14 8 1 60.87% NAIA Tourney Quarterfinalists Efrem Shimlis 04-05 20 3 1 85.42% NAIA Second Round Appearance Efrem Shimlis 05-06 15 4 2 76.19% NAIA First Round Appearance Efrem Shimlis 06-07 13 8 1 63.64% NAIA Second Round Appearance Efrem Shimlis 07-08 13 6 0 68.42% NAIA First Round Appearance TOTAL 29 Years 359 174 27 64.10% All-Time Coaching Records Coach Years Wins Losses Ties Pct Rank (W) Rank (Pct) Terry Dennis 1 10 3 2 66.67% 6th 2nd Pat Hogan 1 11 7 1 57.89% 5th 4th Pete Thomson 1 9 6 1 56.25% 7th 5th Tom Koontz 1 4 8 0 33.3% 8th 8th Ben Popoola 13 165 75 9 66.3% 1st 3rd Matt Clark 2 21 16 2 53.8% 4th 7th Roger Bongaerts 3 32 22 3 56.1% 3rd 6th Efrem Shimlis 7 107 37 9 69.93% 2nd 1st

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2007 Region IV Tournament Runner-Up 3 MCAC Second-Tea Season Champions 2007 MCAC Tournament Champions

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fter falling just one game short of qualifying for the NAIA national tournament in 2007, the Park University women’s soccer squad looks to focus on the upcoming season and look to return to national prominence. Park, who finished 12-5-2 in 2007, ended its season with a loss to Kansas Wesleyan, 3-0, in the Region IV Tournament Final. Park has reached the NAIA tournament five of the last six seasons and hopes to make the trip back to Daytona Beach, Fla. “Our team still has a bad taste in their mouth from losing in the regional finals last year,” head coach Ken Hefner said. “But a lot of our players have tasted the national tournament as well. So there are some expectations for our returners this season. They are passing that along very well to everyone else.” The Pirates return three All-Conference second team players including Natalie Parker, a junior forward who scored ten goals and added 14 assists for the Park in 2007. Also, Dena Pires, a solid junior midfielder who has great range on the field and Sophie Champman returns for the Pirates and will the take the reigns as team captain in 2008. Monika Stoiber of Hungary has also impressed coach Hefner in the offseason and has solidified herself as the number one goalkeeper. In 2007, Stoiber started eight games and collected 33 saves. “The new players we have coming in are fitting in magnificently,” Hefner said. “We may be more talented overall than we have ever been in quite a while. Right now we are finding the right 11 players that fit together on the field.” Two newcomers this season have already stepped up to the challenge to join that eleven. Nori Gedei a freshman from Hungary, can play both the midfielder and forward position and freshman Ashley Maxwell, a freshman from Park Hill South High School, looks to find some playing time at the forward spot. Four of Park’s first five opponents are ranked nationally

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including its first opponent, John Brown, who is ranked No. 20 in the preseason poll and will face Park on August 29. Park’s second opponent one day later is Bethel (Tenn.), who holds the preseason No. 18 spot in the NAIA national Rankings. Park will take on No. 14 ranked William Jewell on September 10 and No. 10 ranked Graceland at home on September 13. The Pirates landed No. 26 in the 2008 NAIA Top 25 Coaches Preseason voting, just five points shy of No. 25 Spring Arbor. “I think we play as competitive a schedule as anybody around,” Hefner said. “We definitely have our work cut out for us.

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We have to come out ready to play from the start. If we don’t, then we will have to reshape some things as we prepare for conference play. Ultimately, I think the schedule is set up to be very successful for us. “ OPPONENTS The Park women’s soccer schedule is highlighted by two matches against NAIA national tournament qualifiers and another two against emerging NCAA Division I opponents in a neutral field Division I tournament at the University of Northern Iowa. The season begins Aug. 29, in Siloam Springs, Ark., when the Pirates take on tournament host John Brown University, followed by an Aug. 30 battle with Bethel (Tenn.). Park comes home on Sept. 6 for a 1 p.m. home opener – the first of six home games in 2008 – against Oklahoma Christian before traveling across the metro area to Liberty, Mo., to play William Jewell at 5 p.m. The Cardinals were a national tournament qualifier last season, finishing the year ranked No. 10 in the NAIA Top 25 coaches’ poll. The Pirates will take on a second-straight ranked team from a season ago on Sept. 13, when No. 17 Graceland University visits Julian Field, and on Sept. 17, Park travels to Atchison, Kan., and Benedictine College, where the Ravens finished last season receiving votes in the poll. Nine days off precedes one of the season’s biggest tests, beginning Sept. 26 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where Park will open the UNI Classic against the University of North Dakota, an opponent that is transitioning from NCAA Division II status to Division I ranks. Two days later, the Pirates take on a second transitioning school, playing the University of South Dakota to close out play at Northern Iowa. Park opens the month of October in a rematch of last sea-

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son’s Region IV final, hosting Kansas Wesleyan in a 7 p.m. contest on Oct. 1 at Julian Field, and conference play begins Oct. 4 in Parkville when York travels to Park at 1 p.m., beginning a streak of four-straight within the MCAC. The Pirates travel to Bellevue on Oct. 11 and Oklahoma Wesleyan on Oct. 18, before coming home to close out the conference stretch on Oct. 25 against Central Christian at 1 p.m. A trip to MidAmerica Nazarene on Oct. 29 interrupts the conference slate in Olathe at 3 p.m., and on Nov. 1, Park closes its regular-season and MCAC schedules at home against the College of St. Mary at Noon. The MCAC Semifinal is scheduled for Nov. 8 and the conference champion will be crowned Nov. 15, with NAIA first-round play getting underway Nov. 22 on campus sites. The NAIA season comes to a close Dec. 1-6 in Daytona Beach, Fla., with the NAIA National Tournament.

2008 SCHEDULE

Aug. 29 John Brown University 5:00 pm Aug. 30 Bethel University (at John Brown) 5:00 pm Sept. 6 Oklahoma Christian University 1:00 pm Sept. 10 William Jewell College 5:00 pm Sept. 13 Graceland University 1:00 pm Sept. 17 Benedictine College 5:00 pm Sept. 26 University of North Dakota (at UNI) 5:00 pm Sept. 28 University of South Dakota (at UNI) 11:00 am Oct. 1 Kansas Wesleyan University 7:00 pm Oct. 4 York College * 1:00 pm Oct. 11 Bellevue University * Noon Oct. 18 Oklahoma Wesleyan University * Noon Oct. 25 Central Christian College * 1:00 pm Oct. 29 MidAmerica Nazarene University 3:00 pm Nov. 1 College of Saint Mary * Noon Nov. 8-15 MCAC Tournament TBA Nov. 22 NAIA National Tournament First Round TBA Dec. 1-6 NAIA National Tournament (Daytona Beach, Fla.) TBA * - Denotes MCAC Match. Home games in BOLD.

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en Hefner is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Park University women’s soccer program, entering the season with a mark of 36-19-5 at Park, while his overall record, including 29 wins as a men’s head coach, is 189152-14. In 2007, Hefner had the Pirates within one win of a trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., and the NAIA tournament, but a loss to Kansas Wesleyan in the Region IV final ended the season at 125-2. The Pirates were MCAC regular-season tri-champions and MCAC tournament champions, while also producing an hononrable mention All-American during the year. In 2006, Hefner led the Pirates to a regular season MCAC championship, going 5-0 in conference play. Park dropped the tournament final to Bellevue, 1-0 but beat Kansas Wesleyan in the Region IV Tournament, advancing to the school’s 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 ranks as the eighth winningest coaches in NAIA history, owning 160 career women’s wins in two seasons at Park, seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson College (1993-1999) and three seasons at Tennessee Wesleyan College (1990-93). Additionally, Hefner posted 19 wins as the head coach at NCAA Division I Arkansas State, helping his career coaching wins total to eighth all-time among NAIA women’s coaches. He also has 29 men’s wins from his time at Tennessee Wesleyan to push his overall career total to 189 wins. While at Lindsey Wilson, Hefner’s teams advanced to the national tournament twice (1998, 1999) and achieved a final national ranking of fifth following the 1999 season. In seven seasons at Lindsey Wilson, he posted a 93-46-5 record and had 11 players earn NAIA All-America honors. In 1999, Hefner was tabbed to lead a start-up soccer program at Arkansas State, which began play in 2000. His teams qualified for the Sun Belt Conference tournament four years in a row under his guidance and had three players named to the all-conference team from 2000-2003. In addition to Hefner’s success on the field, his players have enjoyed success in the classroom. At Lindsey Wilson, he had 18 academic all-conference selections and eight NAIA All-America

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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, an 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 (22), Megan (21) and Mackenzie (17).

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No. Player Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown Previous School Pronunciation 00 Megan Newland GK 5-8 Sr. Lees Summit, Mo. Northwest Missouri State Univ. 1 Monika Stoiber GK 5-5 So. Janossomorja, Hungary Szentgyorgyi Albert HS Stoy-buhr 2 Angelica Tovar MF 5-2 So. North Kansas City, Mo. North Kansas City HS 3 Lisa Buzzotta MF 5-7 So. Chesterfield, Mo. Parkway West HS Buzz-ah-tah 4 Kitti Katona D 5-6 Jr. Szeged, Hungary Deak Ferenc HS 6 Dena Pires MF 5-3 Jr. Kelowna, B.C. Rutland Senior Secondary Pie-uhrs 7 Natalie Parker F 5-8 Jr. Durham, England Risedale College 8 Nori Gedei F/MF 5-6 Fr. Szeged, Hungary Deak Ferenc HS Ged-ee 9 Aliesha Cassie MF/D 5-8 So. Banff, Scotland University of Texas-Brownsville 10 Ashley McDowell F 5-7 Jr. Tarpon Springs, Fla. East Lake HS 11 Sophie Chapman MF 5-7 Sr. London, England Addey and Stanhope School 12 Gabriella Sa Teles D 5-1 Sr. Brasilia, Brazil Feather River College 13 Ivy Chapin MF 5-8 Jr. Independence, Mo. Fort Osage HS 14 Samantha Gross D 5-3 So. Adelaide, Australia Sacred Heart College 15 Melissa Gardner MF 5-2 Sr. Lake Lotawana, Mo. Lees Summit North HS 16 Kelsy Tietjens D 5-4 Fr. Smithville, Mo. Smithville HS 17 Katelyn Alderman D 5-5 Fr. McMasterville, Quebec College Francais 19 Ashley Maxwell F 5-10 Fr. Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill HS 21 Maegan Lambrecht D 5-3 Sr. Independence, Mo. Neosho County CC Lamb-rect 22 Shea Brazill D 5-5 Jr. Kansas City, Mo. Maple Woods CC 23 Emilia Sheffer MF 5-4 So. Kansas City, Mo. Park Hill South HS

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KATELYN ALDERMAN » Defender

» Freshman » 5-5 �� McMasterville, Quebec » College Francais Personal—Katelyn Andrea Alderman was born in Montreal and is the daughter of Glyn Alderman...Has two siblings...Chose Park University for its diverse educational options...Was also recruited by Middle Tennessee State University, Mercer University and The Citadel...Played high school soccer at College Francais in McMasterville, Quebec for coaches Rudy Dofiscat, Cindy Walsh and Lyonel Joseph... Was on League elite du Quebec’s U-14 and U-16 All-Star teams.

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shea brazill » Defender » Senior » 5-4 » Kansas City, Mo. » Maple Wodds CC

Personal—Shea Brazill was born April 28 in Woodbridge, Va. … parents are Bill and Teri…played high school soccer for head coach Carl Calcara at Park Hill…senior year went 22-2-2, winning conference and district in 2005…individual accomplishments included: team captain, two years junior varsity most valuable player and two years varsity most valuable player…was student council president…played two seasons at Maple Woods Community College for head coach Timo Kibune…was First-Team all-region, second leading scorer, team captain, and was awarded the Outstanding Student Award for women’s soccer…played one spring soccer season for Fredonia State University in Fredonia, N.Y. …chose to attend Park because of its location and credible University…hobbies include gardening, photography and dog walking…plans to major in photojournalism at Park.

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» Sophomore » 5-7 » Chesterfield, Mo. » Park West HS 2007— As a freshman, appeared in 17 games and started in 16 as a outside wing…logged in 1,293 minutes…scored one goal and had two assists for four points…took 15 shots and placed 6 on goal for a .400 shot-on-goal percentage. Personal—Lisa Buzzotta was born on Jan. 17 in St. Louis, Mo. …daughter of Mike and Gail…

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has three sisters…played soccer and graduated high school from Parkway West High School…team was conference champs all four years…individual honors include Second-Team all-conference as a junior and First-Team all-conference as a senior…played for head coach Annie Wayland…chose to attend Park to play soccer…is a social work major.

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aliesha cassie » Midfielder/Defender » Sophomore » 5-9 » Banff, Scotland » UT Brownsville

Personal— Aliesha Cassie was born July 21 in Banff, Scotland… mother is Tracy Cassie, who is a teacher…has one brother and one sister…attended high school at Banff Academy…attended UT Brownsville for one semester…was on the coaches honor roll, earned first-team all-conference and second-team all-region honors…chose to attend Park because of the soccer program and school…plans to major in international business.

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» Independence, Mo. » Fort Osage HS 2007— An MCAC First-Team selection as a midfielder and an MCAC Scholar-Athlete…started in all 19 games in sophomore outing… scored five goals and produced two assists for 12 points…took 16 shots on the year and earned a .625 shot-on-goal percentage by placing ten on frame. 2006—As a freshman, played in 21 games and earned 14 starts at the midfield position…had two goals and one assist for five points…took 14 total shots, placing six of them on frame…finished the year with a .429 shot percentage. Personal—Ivy Chapin was born Nov. 26…daughter of Allan and Jennifer Chapin…father is a network manager and mother is a secretary…has three siblings, Sydney (19), Ian (17) and Kai (12)… went to Fort Osage High School, played under head coach RaDel Hinckley…was a part of the Elite 11 and an all-district player… hobbies include drawing, dancing, and attending church…played club coach for Rich Wolf with KC United…chose Park for the soccer program and location…is a fine arts education major.


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» Sacred Heart College HS 2007— Appeared in 18 games, earning the starting nod in 17... tallied over 1,400 minutes on the field…took two shots on the year. Personal—Samantha Gross was born in Australia…parents are Christopher and Karina Gross…has one brother, David (25) and two sisters Amy (23) and Hannah (21)…attended Sacred Heart College for high school…is majoring in psychology.

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» Lake Lotawana, Mo. » Lee’s Summit North HS 2007— A 2007 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and an MCAC Scholar-Athlete…appeared in 16 total games in junior year and started in three…tallied one assist and took two shots, placing one on frame. 2006—As a sophomore, started in five games and saw action in 20 games…took eight shots and placed four on goal for a .500 shot percentage. 2005—Saw action in 19 games, earning the starting nod in 18…had one assist and earned one point as a freshman. Personal—Melissa Garnder was born Jan. 9…parents are Jon and Jennifer Garnder…has three brothers Drew (20), Austin (17) and Cooper (13) and one sister Ashley (16)…hobbies include waterskiing…chose Park because of the community and the people.

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Samantha gross

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2007— A Region IV All-Region Second-Team member…honored by the MCAC both on and off the field…earned MCAC First-Team honors and was a MCAC Scholar-Athlete…appeared in all 19 games and logged more than 1,500 minutes…scored five goals for 10 points…took 46 total shots, placing 22 on frame for a .478 shot-on-goal percentage. 2006—In sophomore outing, played and started in 16 games…totaled 14 points, scoring six goals and posting two assists…had a .632 shot percentage…took 38 total shots and placed 24 of them on goal…was Second-Team All-MCAC. Personal—Sophie Chapman was born June 15…daughter of Frederick and Gnette Chapman…parents are self employed…attended Addey and Stanhope High School in London, England… played for Charlton and Fulham club teams…chose to attend Park for the women’s soccer program…is an interior design major.

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nori gedei » Forward/Midfielder » Freshman » 5-6 » Szeged, Hungary » Sacvari Endre HS

Personal—Nori Gedei was born Dec. 1 in Szeged…chose Park for the soccer program…plans to major in international business.

2007— Red-shirted the 2007 season after a torn ACL. 2006— Started in 20 games and played in 21…scored one goal and had one assist…earned three points on the year…took seven shots and landed one of them on goal. 2005—Started and played in 20 games…had three goals and one assist for seven points…earned a .636 shot percentage…taking 11 total shots and placing seven of them on goal. Personal—Kitti Katona was born Dec. 27…parents are Katona Jozsef and Katona Jozsefa...chose to attend Park for the soccer program…is majoring in international business.

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maegan lambrecht

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» Independence, Mo. » Neosho County (Kan.) 2007— Appeared in 18 games on the season and started in six… logged in over 850 minutes…scored one goal and had one assist… placed five shots on the frame, taking nine total for a .556 shot-ongoal percentage. 2006—Transferred from Neosho County Community College…played for head coach Nathan Mason. Personal— Maegan Lambrecht was born Dec. 20…mother is Kathy Baxter… has three siblings, Sarah Lambrecht (25), Russell Houerton (18) and Ciara Houerton (15)…received a two year business certificate… played high school soccer for head coach John Straub…team was conference champions in 2003 and 2004…voted most valuable player three years…is majoring in marketing.

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ashley maxwell » Forward

» Freshman » 5-8 » Kansas City, Mo. » Park Hill HS Personal— Ashley Maxwell was born Oct. 9…parents are Connie and Terry…played for head coaches Carl Calcara and Manny Catano…was first-team all-conference and all-district…likes to play soccer and run…chose to attend Park for the women’s soccer program…plans to major in education.

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natalie parker

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» Tarpoon Springs, Fla. » East Lake HS 2007— As a sophomore, appeared in all 19 games and started in three games…scored five goals on the season…took 25 shots on the year…earned a .520 shot-on-goal percentage by placing 13 shots on net. 2006—As a freshman, earned 12 starts and appeared in 20 games…had four assists for four points…took 16 total shots, placing three of them on goal. Personal—Ashley McDowell was born Aug. 5…daughter of Elaine and Tony McDowell…attended East Lake High School…played club soccer for Adrain Bush…was in competitive soccer for 12 years…a part of ODP State soccer team from 1998-2001…is majoring in management.

megan newland » Goalkeeper » Senior » 5-8 » Lee’s Summit, Mo. » Northwest Missouri State

2007— Region IV Player of the Week for the week ending Sept. 3… two-time MCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 3 and 17… finished the season 6-2-1, starting in nine games and appearing in 12…logged in more than 850 minutes in net, giving up eight goals…earned a 0.81 goals-against-average…faced 84 shots and recorded 42 saves for a .840 save percentage…currently tied for fourth in the NAIA in career goals-against-average with April Fulker of Park…also in the NAIA, in top-ten in career goals and fourth all-time for fewest goals allowed with 1800 or more minutes…2006 —Started and played in all 21 games in the net as a sophomore…

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logged 1772:35 minutes in net…had 86 saves on the year for a .896 save percentage…posted a 15-4 record…was Honorable mention All-American, First-Team All-Region IV, First-Team All-MCAC and Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 11. Northwest Missouri State— played freshman year. Personal—Megan Newland was born Jan. 18…parents are Allen and Donna Newland…has four siblings, Stacey, John, Ryan and Stephanie…brother Ryan played football for Northwest Missouri State…attended Lee’s Summit North High School…played club soccer for Raul Cobbos and Mike Saif…is a marketing major.

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dena pires » Midfielder » Junior » 5-3 » Durham, England » Risedale College

2007— A Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete and MCAC ScholarAthlete…on the field, was a Region IV All-Region Second-Team selection and MCAC Second-Team at the midfielder position… started in all 19 games, logging in over 1,500 minutes…scored one goal and added one assist…took 29 shots, placing 17 on frame for a .586 shot-on-goal percentage. 2006—Played in 21 games, earning the starting nod in 20 of those games…scored seven goals and had three assists…earning 17 total points on the year…took 28 shots, placing 14 of them on net…three of seven goals were game winners…earned Honorable Mention All-American, DaktronicsNAIA All-American Scholar-Athlete, First-Team All-MCAC, MCAC Scholar Athlete and MCAC Defensive Player of the Week of Oct. 23.


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2005—Transferred from Risedale College. Personal—Dena Pires was born Nov. 9…daughter of Joe and Lora Pires…has two sisters, Nicole (26) and Danielle (22)…attended Rutland Senior Secondary for High School in Kelowna, B.C… is majoring in athletic training/ sports medicine…chose to attend Park because of its diversity… favorite hobbies include wakeboarding and snowboarding.

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» Brasilia, Brazil » Feather River College (Calif.) 2007— In junior outing appeared in 10 games…recorded over 200 minutes on the field…had one assist on the year, earning one point on the season. 2006—Transferred from Feather River College… team were conference champions…was first-team all-conference in the Golden Valley Conference. Personal—Gabriela Sa Teles, nicknamed Gabi, was born March 3…parent is Raimundo and Maria Sa Teles, father is a even coordinator…has two siblings, Caetano (25) and Gustavo (23)…graduated from Colegio Galois high school in Brazil…decided to attend Park for its smaller campus, location and diversity among students…likes to play guitar and write…is majoring in communication arts and public relations.

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» Sophomore » 5-4 » Kansas City, Mo. » Park Hill South HS 2007— Appeared in 14 games as a true freshman…logged in over 200 minutes on the field…took three shots, placing all three on net. Personal—Emilia Sheffer was born Jan. 1…parents are Richard and Nancy Sheffer…has one sister, Elizabeth (16)…took college credit courses from Maple Woods Community College in high school…academically lettered three years…played high school soccer for Joe Toigo…was Second-Team All-District in 2006, Honorable Mention All-Conference 2006, First-Team All-Conference in 2007 and Honorable Mention All-District…is majoring in elementary education.

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2007— Voted Region IV Player of the Week and MCAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 15…appeared in 12 games while starting in eight…out of 89 shots faced recorded 33 saves for a .673 save percentage…allowed 16 goals for a 1.62 goals-against average…finished the season at 5-3-1. Personal— Monika Stoiber was born Sept. 11…parents are Stoiber Sandor and Fordos Anna…played high school soccer for head coach Liszkai Dezso and club soccer for Siska Attila…likes to watch movies and hang out with friends…nicknamed Moni...majoring in finance.

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angelica tovar

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» Sophomore » 5-2 » Kansas City, Mo. » Hickman Mills HS 2006—Saw action in 21 games, earning the starting nod in four… scored one goal on the year, the game-winner against York College on Oct. 17…finished season with two assists…took 21 total shots and placed eight of them on frame from the back. Personal— Angelica Tovar was born on Jan. 4…parents are Ponce Tovar and Ann Pavis…father is an engineer and mother is a cosmetologist… has one brother, Manny (20)…brother Manny currently plays soccer for William Jewell…played high school soccer at Hickman for head coach Brad Matigne…also played tennis in high school…chose to attend Park for its diversity…is a elementary education major.

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kelsey tietjens

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» Freshman » 5-2 » Smithville, Mo. » Smithville HS Personal— Kelsy Tietjens was born Dec. 19 in Kansas City… parents are Missy and Ryan…played high school soccer for John Reed…team was four-time conference champions and district champions one year…earned conference and district honors all four years…a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council…decided to attend Park for its wonderful atmosphere… likes to swim and read in spare time…is undecided on a major.

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ark University finished the 2007 season one win shy of national tournament competition, but the momentum gained from the 2007 campaign could still boost the Pirates to a new level during the 2008 season. Park ended the conference season tied with Bellevue and College of Saint Mary at 4-1 to share the regular season MCAC crown, but in the MCAC tournament, the Pirates beat Central Christian 5-0 in the semifinals before taking care of Bellevue 2-0 to earn the tournament title. The loss in the NAIA Region IV final dropped the Pirates to 12-5-2 on the season. Park had one honorable mention NAIA All-American, Maria Ruiz, and four players that landed on All-NAIA Region IV teams. The Pirates also had seven All-MCAC performers and two Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes. Ruiz was also named MCAC Offensive Player of the Year at the end of the 2007 season. The Pirates spent much of the year in and out of the NAIA Coaches Top 25, beginning the season ranked No. 12, and Park opened the year with a 5-4 win at Julian Field over John Brown University. Park slipped in the second game of the year, falling 2-1 to Baker RUIZ CRACKS 100-GOAL MARK University on Sept. 5, but a momentum-boost came on Sept. 8 when MCAC Offensive Player of the Year Maria Ruiz scored 28 goals on the Park traveled to NCAA Division II Missouri Western State University, and season, pushing her career mark past the 100-goal mark to 109, which is the Pirates came away with a 2-1 victory in overtime against the Grifgood for seventh all-time in the NAIA. fons. Ruiz is two spots behind Leah Snider, who ended her career with The Pirates then went on a two-game skid without a win, falling 3-1 119 goals to land fifth on the NAIA’s list. Snider played at Park between to No. 23 William Jewell, followed by a 1-1 tie at Hastings before getting 1992 and 1995. Ruiz also led the team in points, with 65, adding nine back on track at home with a 2-1 win on Sept. 19 over No. 22 Benedicassists while her 106 shots were a team-high as well as a team-high 65 tine. shots on goal. Park would then lose to Graceland, followed by a shut-out of MidAmerica Nazarene and then a two-overtime tie at Oklahoma Christian on Sept. 29. The Pirates turned it on in conference play, however, beginning the MCAC season with a 7-0 win at Brittany Young home against Oklahoma Wesleyan, followed by a non-conferMCAC Second-Team (Defender) ence 6-0 belting of Sterling. Dena Pires Central Christian was next in the streak of what would be MCAC Scholoar-Athlete four shut-outs, as Park topped the Tigers 8-0 before blasting Maria Ruiz MCAC Second-Team (Midfielder) York 11-0 on the road. MCAC Scholar-Athlete Region IV All-Region Second Team Bellevue touched Park for two goals on Oct. 20, but MCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 22, Oct. 15, Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete Oct. 8, Sept. 24, Sept. 3) the Pirates came away with the win, 4-2, setting up a league Region IV Player of the Week (Oct. 8, Sept. 3) title match with College of Saint Mary on Oct. 22, which was Melissa Gardner MCAC First-Team (Forward) a make-up of a rained-out game in Nebraska earlier in the MCAC Scholar-Athlete MCAC Offensive Player of the Year Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete season. Region IV All-Region First Team CSM got the better of the Pirates to close the regular NAIA All-American Honorable Mention Kristen Steiner season, though, creating the three-way title tie with a 3-2 MCAC Scholar-Athlete two-overtime victory in Omaha. Megan Newland The MCAC tournament would still land in Parkville MCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 17, Sept. 3) Angelica Tovar Region IV Player of the Week (Sept. 3) through Longo tie-breaking procedures, and Park took advanMCAC Scholar-Athlete tage by winning a pair of games to earn the season’s second Monika Stoiber MCAC crown. 2007 Team Awards MCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 15) Region IV Tournament Runner-Up Park then lined up at Salina Stadium in Salina, Kan., to Region IV Player of the Week (Oct. 15) MCAC Tournament Champions play Bellevue in the first round of the NAIA Region IV tournaNo. one seed MCAC Tournament ment, beating the Bruins for the third time in the season, 4-0, Sophie Chapman MCAC Regular Season Champions to advance to the region final. MCAC Scholar-Athlete

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TOUGH IN GOAL Park utilized two goal keepers during the 2007 season, as Monika Stoiber played in 12 games as a freshman, allowing 16 goals and posting 33 saves in 890 minutes played. Megan Newland also saw nearly 885 minutes in goal for the Pirates last season, giving up 8 goals and posting 42 saves on the year. Pirate goal keepers gave up 24 goals on the season for an average of 1.22 per game, while scoring 3.44 per game as a team. The Pirates also pitched eight shut-outs on the year.

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MCAC First-Team (Midfielder) Region IV All-Region Second Team Ivy Chapin MCAC Scholar-Athlete MCAC First-Team (Midfielder) Natalie Parker MCAC First-Team (Forward) Region IV All-Region Second Team Jemma Parr MCAC Second-Team (Defender)

Region IV Rankings Aug. 13 - #1 preseason Sept. 3 - #1 Sept. 10 - #2 Sept. 17 - #3 Sept. 24 - #3 Oct. 1 - #3 Oct. 8 - #3 Oct. 15 - #2 Oct. 22 - #2 Oct. 29 - #2 (final)


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Record: All Games

Overall Home Away Neutral 12-5-2 8-2-0 3-3-2 1-0-0

2007 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Player GP GS MIN 19 Maria Ruiz 19 19 1606 7 Natalie Parker 18 13 1147 5 Laura Baeza 16 16 1307 13 Ivy Chapin 19 19 1420 10 Ashley McDowell 19 3 501 11 Sophie Chapman 19 19 1519 2 Jemma Parr 18 18 1376 6 Dena Pires 19 19 1554 21 Maegan Lambrecht 18 6 878 3 Lisa Buzzotta 17 16 1293 14 Samantha Gross 18 17 1401 12 Gabriella Teles 10 0 213 23 Emilia Sheffer 14 0 214 15 Melissa Gardner 16 3 377 9 Brittany Young 18 18 1543 8 Kristen Steiner 12 4 403 Total 19 Opponents 19

Player 00 Newland, Megan 1 Monika Stoiber Total Opponents:

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GP GS MIN 12 9 884:50 12 8 890:00 19 1774:50 19 1774:50

2007 Game Results

Date Opponent Sept. 1 John Brown University Sept. 5 Baker University Sept. 8 at Missouri Western Sept. 12 #23 William Jewell Sept. 15 at Hastings College Sept. 19 #22 Benedictine College Sept. 22 at Graceland University Sept. 25 MidAmerica Nazarene Sept. 29 at Oklahoma Christian Oct. 3 Oklahoma Wesleyan Oct. 6 Sterling College Oct. 10 at Central Christian College Oct. 16 at York College Oct. 20 Bellevue University Oct. 22 at College of St. Mary Oct.26 Central Christian College Oct. 27 Bellevue University Nov. 2 Bellevue University Nove. 3 Kansas Wesleyan Univ.

G/SH 0.264 0.169 0.310 0.312 0.200 0.109 0.500 0.034 0.111 0.067 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.197 0.126

SH 106 59 29 16 25 46 4 29 9 15 2 0 3 2 0 1 346 190

SOG SOG/SH YC RC 65 0.613 2 0 29 0.492 4 0 14 0.483 0 0 10 0.625 1 0 13 0.520 1 0 22 0.478 1 0 3 0.750 4 0 17 0.586 0 0 5 0.111 2 0 6 0.400 0 0 0 0.000 1 0 0 0.000 0 0 3 1.000 0 0 1 0.500 0 0 0 0.000 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 190 0.549 17 0 89 0.468 15 0

GA AVG 8 0.81 16 1.62 24 1.22 67 3.40

Score W, 5-4 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 1-3 TO2, 1-1 W, 2-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 TO2, 1-1 W, 7-0 W, 6-0 W, 8-0 W, 11-0 W, 4-2 L, 2-3 OT W, 5-0 W, 2-0 W, 4-0 L, 1-3

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SV PCT 42 0.840 33 0.673 75 0.758 150 0.691

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Non-Conf. 6-4-2 GW PKM PKA 6 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 2 3 1 2

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OT TOT 1 67 1 24

Corner Kicks by Period 1st Park University 62 Opponents 37

2nd 44 25

OT TOT 4 110 6 68

Fouls by Period Park University Opponents

1st 88 92

2nd 93 89

OT TOT 4 185 5 186

Shots by Period Park University Opponents

1st 188 95

2nd 156 90

OT TOT 8 352 4 189

Saves by Period Park University Opponents

1st 38 85

2nd 35 60

OT TOT 2 75 3 148

Offsides by Period Park University Opponents

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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 Ken Hefner 07-08 TOTAL 20 Years

Wins Losses Ties Pct.% 9 5 0 64.29% 10 6 0 62.50% 16 3 1 80.00% 17 2 1 85.00% 14 4 0 77.78% 17 2 0 89.47% 25 4 0 86.21% 22 1 1 91.67% 16 7 1 66.67% 18 6 0 75.00% 16 6 2 66.67% 7 12 0 36.84% 10 5 1 62.50% 15 3 0 83.33% 18 4 1 78.26% 15 5 1 71.42% 13 7 0 65.00% 8 9 3 47.50% 16 5 0 76.19% 12 5 2 36.29% 294 101 14 71.88%

Worth Noting First year of Park Women’s Soccer

All-Time Coaching Records Coach Years Ben Popoola 8 Matt Clark 2 Jamie Hemingway 3 Scott Bowen 3 Ken Hefner 4

Wins Losses Ties Pct Rank (W) Rank (Pct) 130 27 3 82.2% 1st 1st 34 13 1 71.9% 4th 3rd 33 23 3 58.5% 5th 5th 48 12 2 79.0% 3rd 2nd 49 26 5 61.2% 2nd 4th

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


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nder ninth year head coach Peggy Tuter, the Park University women’s volleyball team looks to capture its fifth straight winning season this year, but with seven new players on a squad that lost an All-American and other senior leadership, the Pirates will need many new players to become impact players from the start. “We’ve added lots of new talent and helped our outside hitters a little bit more than last year,” Tuter said. “We are still trying to find a middle hitter to step up and solidify that spot.” Filling that middle hitter position will be key to Park’s success this year as Aigline Yoke, who was third in the country in hitting efficiency and an Honorable Mention All-American in 2007 has graduated from Park. There are a number of new players who are looking to take over that spot on the floor including Stephanie Bloodgood a freshman from Franklin, Tenn. Also, Shareikka Theus-Downey, a transfer from Independence Community College (Kan.) could see action in the open middle spot. “We are deep everyone on the court except for the middle area,” Tuter said. “We have a chance to surprise some people if we can get the middle hitter spot filled. If everyone stays healthy, we have a chance to be successful.” Park’s women’s volleyball team also features a unique set of players on their squad. Five members of the team hail from Brazil including three freshman, Mariana Vogado, a solid outside hitter, Rafaella Chaves, a quality right setter who could see an abundance of playing time this season and Gabriela Garcia, a setter from Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil. Daniela Martins, a senior right side hitter, made the move from the Pirate women’s basketball program and now solely plays for the women’s volleyball team. Martins looks to help out Park improve in its number of kills and blocks. Finally, sophomore Carolina Faria of Jundiai, Brazil will look for playing time in the all important libero position. Faria was the 2007 MCAC Libero of the Year, leading the team with better than 3.5 digs per game. The Pirates also named its two team captains for the 2008 season, senior Allison Block and senior Alison Joens were voted in by their teammates to lead the squad this season. Park will enter the season with a tough schedule on the horizon, highlighted by 12 opponents and 14 matches against teams with more than 20 wins from the 2007 season, including two against national tournament qualifier Bellevue University. “Last year we didn’t have any glaring injuries and that was very promising,” Tuter said. “So this year we hope to continue to stay healthy. The last four years we have had a winning record, now it’s the time to step it up this year and move forward.” OPPONENTS Park University has uncovered its 2008 Women’s Volleyball Schedule, highlighted by 12 opponents and 14 matches against teams with more than 20 wins from the 2007 season, including two against national tournament qualifier Bellevue University, who also won crowns in both the MCAC and Region IV.

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The season begins for the Pirates - who were 18-14 last season and 7-7 in the MCAC - with a set of exhibition tune-ups on Aug. 20 at Breckon Sports Center, followed by a road contest at Kansas Wesleyan and four neutral-floor games in the C of O Mazzio’s Classic against Freed Hardeman, Harris-Stowe State, Bethany and Bethel. It marks the second-straight year to see the Pirates open against the Coyotes, who were 27-8 last season including one of the nation’s best winning streaks at 18-straight before an NAIA Region IV championship loss to Bellevue. Park won the season opener last year, 3-1. Freed Hardeman poses a challenge in the year’s second match after beginning last season with 15-straight on the way to a 30-5 campaign and a TranSouth Athletic Conference Championship. After the C of O event, the Pirates open conference play against Central Christian College on Sept. 9 at Breckon Sports Center, followed by four more neutral-floor contests in the Hastings Invitational. Park opens the event against Oklahoma City, who was a semifinalist in Region VI last season before losing to 18th-ranked Texas-Brownsville. The Stars were 34-10 last season and 8-4 in the Sooner Athletic Conference, finishing second in the league. The Pirates finish day one against Dordt, who was 32-9 last season, tying for fourth in the GPAC with a conference mark of 11-5. Day two in Hastings begins with Doane and ends with Concordia University. Graceland visits Breckon Sports Center on Sept. 15 for the season’s second home match, followed by a two-match road swing in Nebraska that puts the conference schedule into full swing. Haskell Indian Nations University visits Parkville on Sept. 23 before an Oct. 1 break in the conference slate that sends the

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Sept. 2 Kansas Wesleyan University 7:00 pm Sept. 5 Freed Hardeman University (at C of O) 5:00 pm Sept. 5 Harris-Stowe State University (at C of O) 7:00 pm Sept. 6 Bethany College (at C of O) 9:00 am Sept. 6 Bethel College (at C of O) 1:00 pm Sept. 9 Central Christian College * 7:00 pm Sept. 12 Oklahoma City University (at Hastings) 10:00 am Sept. 12 Dordt College (at Hastings) 2:00 pm Sept. 13 Doane College (at Hastings) 8:00 am Sept. 13 Saint Xavier University (at Hastings) Noon Sept. 15 Graceland University 7:00 pm Sept. 19 Bellevue University * 7:00 pm Sept. 20 Peru State College * 1:00 pm Sept. 23 Haskell Indian Nations University 7:00 pm Sept. 26 College of the Ozarks * 7:00 pm Sept. 27 Oklahoma Wesleyan University * 1:00 pm Oct. 1 Baker University 7:00 pm Oct. 7 MidAmerica Nazarene University 7:00 pm Oct. 10 Saint Ambrose University 4:00 pm Oct. 10 Ashford College (at St. Ambrose) 6:00 pm Oct. 11 Calumet College of St. Joseph (at St. Ambrose) 9:00 am Oct. 11 Illinois Institute of Technology (at St. Ambrose) 1:00 pm Oct. 14 Central Christian College * 7:00 pm Oct. 17 Bellevue University * 7:00 pm Oct. 18 College of Saint Mary * 1:00 pm Oct. 22 Avila University 7:00 pm Oct. 24 College of the Ozarks * 7:00 pm Oct. 25 Oklahoma Wesleyan University * Noon Oct. 28 Haskell Indian Nations University * 7:00 pm Oct. 30 Peru State College * 7:00 pm Nov. 5 William Jewell College 7:00 pm Nov. 8 College of Saint Mary * 1:00 pm Nov. 13-15 Midlands Collegiate Athletic Conf. Tournament TBA Dec. 2-6 NAIA National Tournament (Sioux City, Iowa) TBA * - Denotes MCAC Match. Home games in BOLD

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eggy Tuter enters her ninth season as the head women’s volleyball coach at Park University. She has compiled a 143-142 record at the helm of the Pirate volleyball program since 2000. In 2007, Tuter led the Pirates to an overall mark of 18-14 with a 7-7 finish in conference play, ending the year in the Region IV tournament. Tuter also added another All-American, as Aigline Yoke was an honorable mention honoree after staying in the NAIA’s top 10 in hitting efficiency during the season. Additionally, Park University women’s volleyball was awarded with a pair of academic honors in 2007 after landing two Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athletes at season’s end. The team was named an NAIA Scholar team in July, and later in the month, Park women’s volleyball earned its first ever Academic Team distinction from the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA), making Park one of 22 NAIA schools and one of 353 schools overall to earn the academic distinction. In each of the three seasons prior to 2007, Tuter guided the Pirates to 25-win seasons, posting a 25-13 mark in 2004 and a 25-14 record in 2005, followed by a 27-11 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.

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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.

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No. Player Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown Previous School Pronunciation 2 Carolina Faria L 5-2 So. Jundiai, Brazil Prof. Jose Vilagelin Neto Fah-ree-uh 3 Ashley Reinhart DS 5-4 Jr. North Kansas City, Mo. North Kansas City HS Rine-hart 6 Jessica Martin S/RS 5-8 Fr. Glenwood, Iowa Glenwood HS 7 Mariana Vogado OH 5-10 Fr. Brasilia, Brazil University do Distrito Federal Voh-gah-doh 8 Rafaella Chaves OH/RS 5-9 Fr. Porto Alegre, Brazil PUCRS 9 Gabriela Garcia S 5-8 Fr. Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil Universidade Estadual Paulista 10 Shareikka Theus-Downey OH 5-10 Jr. Joplin, Mo. Independence CC Thee-us 11 Daniela Martins RS 6-5 Sr. Belem, Brazil Crowder CC 16 Stephanie Bloodgood MH 6-0 Fr. Franklin, Tenn. Centennial HS 18 Allison Block OH 5-8 Sr. Excelsior Springs, Mo. State Fair CC 20 Crystal Cole S 5-7 So. Kearney, Mo. Kearny HS 21 Alison Joens DS 5-6 Sr. Overland Park, Kan. Home School Jenz 22 Sydney Rennack DS 5-7 Jr. Kearney, Mo. Kearney HS Reh-nack

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2007—Appeared in all 32 matches as a junior, playing in 116 games…Had 238 kills and a .141 hitting percentage, averaging 2.05 kills per game…Posted 21 service aces and had an 82.3 service accuracy percentage…Had the team’s second-best defensive mark with 382 digs and 3.29 digs per game…Earned two solo blocks, helping her season blocking total to 33 total blocks…Scored 276.5 total points and 2.38 per game…Season’s best offensive night came against Peru State on Sept. 28, putting down 13 kills on 51 attempts…Also had 51 attempts against Northwestern and had two 12-kill outings – against Haskell Indian Nations on Oct. 23 and Dakota Wesleyan on Sept. 15…Top defensive showing came on the road with 24 digs at William Jewell on Oct. 18…Had 23 digs against Grace in the Illinois-Springfield tournament on Oct. 27… Posted four aces against College of the Ozarks in the NAIA Region IV first round on Nov. 15…Career-high three blocks occurred on Oct. 13 against Oklahoma Wesleyan. PERSONAL - Allison Block played junior college volleyball at State Fair Community College after completing her high school career with Excelsior Springs High School.

Personal—Rafaella C. Chaves was born in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil…Parents are Luiz A. Chaves and Eliane C. Chaves…Has two siblings…Played high school volleyball at Leonardo da Vinci High School in Porto Alegre for head coach Helga Sasso…Played for Sogipa Volleyball Club, helping the team to three Rio Grande do Sul championships and three Porto Alegre Cup titles…Team also placed third at the Hercosul Championships… Enjoys playing guitar, reading and watching television when away from the volleyball court.

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Crystal Cole

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stephanie bloodgood » Middle Hitter » Freshman » 6-0 » Franklin, Tenn. » Centennial HS

Personal— Stephanie Paige Bloodgood was born in Dallas, Texas, later moving to her home town of Franklin, Tenn. …Is the daughter of Faye Bloodgood…Played high school volleyball for Centennial High School in Franklin, competing for head coach Sharon Rhinehart…Team placed third in the Tennessee Class 3A Division I state tournament…Was named to the all-region team and was the team’s most important player…Was also in the Tennessee 100-Block Club…Played club volleyball for Select 18 Elite Volleyball Club in Williamson County, Tenn. … Club coach, Dawn Barnes, was named Williamson County Club Volleyball Coach of the Year in 2005…In her spare time, enjoys art and photography.

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2007—Saw limited playing time as a freshman, appearing in 10 matches and 18 games, posting eight assists and three digs on the season…Also had three aces, two of which came on Sept. 8 in a 3-0 win over Robert Morris in the 2007 C of O/Mazzio’s Classic…Posted three assists against the University of Saint Mary on Sept. 20… PERSONAL – Crystal Marie Cole was born in Kansas City, Kan., and attended high school in her home town, Kearney, Mo. …Has four siblings and is the daughter of Anna and Brett LaVigne…Father, Butch Cole, played professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates and Kansas City Royals organizations...Chose Park for its volleyball program and was recruited by Avila, Missouri S&T and Highland Community College…Played high school volleyball for head coach Peter Smart at Kearny High, winning a conference title as a senior in 2006…Received Best Setter awards in 2005 and 2006 as well as second-team all-conference honors as a senior…Carried a 3.9 GPA through high school, landing in the top 10 percent in her class and on the “A” Honor Roll…Played club volleyball for Club North under head coach Matt Striegel, and in high school, posted 97 percent serving consistency and had 565 assists from the setting position… Volunteers her time in the community as a math tutor.


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2007—Played in 32 matches and 118 games as a sophomore in her first season at Park…Recorded six kills on the year and led the team in digs from the libero position, averaging 4.61 digs per game and totaling a team-high 544 on the season… Posted double-digit digs in all but two matches on the year, going for 20 or more on 11 occasions including a career-high 28 on Sept. 28 at Peru State College…Committed only one back-row ball handling error on the year, and posted an 83.2 percent service reception percentage, making only 54 errors on opponent serves in a teambest 321 tries…Was also effective at the service line, knocking down 36 aces on the year, including a career-best five in a 3-0 win at home against Central Christian College. PERSONAL – Carolina Freire de Faria was born in Jundiaia, Sau Paulo, Brazil, and is the daughter of Mariana K.F. Faria and Joao Pimentia de Faria, who teach Portuguese and Philosophy… Has five siblings…Attended Prof. Jose Vilagelin Neto High School, graduating in 2003…Chose Park University at a friend’s suggestion…Enjoys swimming as a hobby.

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» Freshman » 5-8 » Sao Jose do Rio Preto, Brazil » Universidade Estadual Paulista

2007—Played in 118 games and recorded 229 digs, averaging 1.94 per game…Posted an 86.7-percent mark in service receptions, while also recording 21 service aces…Had four blocks on the season, three of which came against Baker on Oct. 19 inside Breckon Sports Center…Turned in a season-best 18 digs in a neutral-court win over Grace College on Oct. 27 at the Illinois-Springfield tournament and also had 11 digs in a road loss to William Jewell…Passed out a pair of set assists in a 3-0 win at Central Christian on Oct. 2 and a week later, against Haskell, had a season-high five service aces…2006 – Appeared in 102 games, digging 255 balls for an average of 2.5 digs per game…Had 27 service aces and posted a 90.4 service reception percentage…Had her first of two 20-dig outings on Sept. 8, recording 22 against Trinity International…Later in the month, had 20 digs against Ottawa on Sept. 21…Recorded three service aces on three occasions… 2005 – As a freshman, played in 135 games with a career-best a 490 digs, ranking No. 34 in the NAIA with 3.63 digs per game…Also had 33 service aces to mark her best collegiate single-season total, thanks in part to a career-high eight aces on Sept. 10 against Southwestern College…Recorded a pair of blocks a month later, on Oct. 12, at William Jewell…Established a career-high for digs on Oct. 4 at Benedictine with 27, later bettering her career-high total by one with 28 digs on Oct. 29 in conference play at College of the Ozarks…PERSONAL – Alison “Ali” Joens was born in Overland Park, Kan., and is the daughter of Jamie Moncrief and Steve Joens…Has four siblings, Jeff (31), Sarah (26), Daniel (24) and Alex (17)…Brother, Daniel, played men’s volleyball at Park from 2004-2007…Was a 2002 Home School graduate, playing high school volleyball for Pam Sullivan…Played club volleyball for KC Metro Volleyball Club… Enjoys reading and tennis when away from volleyball…Chose Park because her brother was playing for the Pirates.

PERSONAL—Gabriela Garcia was born in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil…Parents are Suely (teacher) and Silvio (basketball coach) Garcia…In her spare time, enjoys watching movies…Played high school volleyball at Universidade Estadual Paulista.

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Jessica Martin » Setter/Right Side » Freshman » 5-8 » Glenwood, Iowa » Glenwood HS

Personal—Jessica Anne Martin was born in Omaha, Neb., and is the daughter of Jeff and Lorrie Martin…Father is a real estate agent and computer programmer, mother is a nurse…Has one sibling… Played high school volleyball at Glenwood High School in Glenwood, Iowa, in the Omaha area…Played both volleyball and tennis for the Glenwood High Rams, coached by Kimberly Brehm, Tim Stanton and Kathy Koningsmark…Qualified for the Iowa Class 3-A state tennis tournament…High school teammate, Christa Stewart, will play basketball in 2008-09 for Briar Cliff University…Chose Park over MidAmerica Nazarene and Central (Iowa)…Chose Park for its small campus and community atmosphere…Away from the court, enjoys playing tennis, video games and working out.

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daniella Martins » Right Side » Senior » 6-5 » Belem, Brazil » Crowder CC

2007-08— Played in 11 games for the Pirate women’s basketball team, logging 44 minutes and scoring four points on the season… Made one start, playing a seasonhigh nine minutes in the season opener at Columbia College on Nov. 11…Scored a season-best two points on Jan. 7 against Judson, going 2-for-2 from the foul line… Had seven rebounds on the season, including two in the win over Judson…Blocked three shots, one each against MidAmerica Nazarene, Peru State and Langston…Was 4-of-6 from the foul line on the year…PERSONAL – Daniella Oliveria Martins was born in Goiania, Goias, Brazil… Parents are Joao Virgilio Martins and Vera Lucia de Oliveria Martins…Has two siblings, Paula Lucia Martins-Fortinho (26) and Adriana Martins (22)…Father is a public worker…Family resides in Belem, Para, Brazil…Began her collegiate career in Southeastern Oklahoma

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State’s basketball program under head coach Darin Grover before transferring to Crowder College where she played for head coach Cletus Green…Played high school basketball at Grupo Educacional IDEA in Brazil…Head high school coaches were Beto Gaucho and Flavio Chiavelli…Hobbies include listening to music and surfing the Internet…Will be the tallest player on the Pirate roster, standing at 6-foot-5...Volunteers her time to the YMCA Youth Leader program and Habitat for Humanity…Chose Park University from a friend’s reference and for its athletics program.

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Ashley reinhart » Defensive Specialist » Freshman » 5-4 » North Kansas City, Mo. » North Kansas City HS

Personal—Ashley Reinhart was born in Kansas City, Mo., and has four siblings…Is the daughter of John Reinert of Kansas City… Graduated in 2008 from North Kansas City High School where she was a volleyball letterwinner for the Hornets under head coach Katie Dowden…Chose Park University for its volleyball program… Hobbies include the game of volleyball and drawing.


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» Junior

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2007—Appeared in limited action, playing 23 games with nine kills and a .109 attacking percentage…Posted 17 digs and 14 service receptions…Had four kills in the Mazzio’s Classic at C of O against Bethel (Kan.) and three in conference play on Sept. 11 against Central Christian in a 3-0 win at home…Season-high three digs came Sept. 29 at Bellevue and her only ace came four days earlier, at home, against College of Saint Mary…2006 – Played in 79 games with 27 service aces and 3.78 service receptions per game…Was also a team leader defensively, posting 199 digs, an average of 2.52 per game…Career high for digs (17) came against Peru State on Oct. 20, and on Oct. 27, she posted 14 digs against Culver-Stockton…Had a pair of 10-dig outings, notching 10 against Walsh on Sept. 9 and 10 more in the season’s only other meeting with Peru State on Oct. 13…Had five aces against York (Oct. 21)…PERSONAL – Sydney Elyse Rennack is the daughter of Terry and JoAnn Rennack and was born in Kansas City, Mo. …Has one sibling, Shelby (23)… Played high school volleyball in her home town, Kearney, for Amy Calton and Peter Smart…Also ran track under coaches Jeff Roberts and Herb Webster…High school team was a conference co-champion…Was named team captain and second-team all-conference as a senior…Finished high school ranked No. 1 academically in her class at Kearny High…Chose Park for its academic scholarships and small class sizes, as well as its proximity to home…Was also recruited by Northland College, Ashland College and Cornell College…Hobbies include music, movies and spending time with friends and family.

Personal— Shariekka Theus-Downey was born in Joplin, Mo., and is the daughter of Sherry and Dave Jackson…Father is a Union worker, mother is a nurse…Is a two-sport athlete for the Pirates, playing both volleyball and basketball…Chose to attend Park after being recruited by Emporia State, Texas College and Bacone… Was also a Pirate at Independence Community College in Independence, Kan., where she played both volleyball and basketball…In high school, lettered in volleyball, basketball and track, where she was a four-year qualifier in track and also the team’s newcomer of the year…On the basketball court, earned the team’s Hustle Award and was selected for the area All-Star game in 2006…Was named the volleyball team’s Offensive Player of the Year as a senior and helped the team to district and conference titles in 2006.

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Mariana Vogado

» Outside Hitter » Freshman » 5-10

» Brasilia, Brazil » University do Distrito Federal Personal— Mariana de Oliveira Vogado was born in Brasilia, Brazil…Parents are Cardlos Olbes Vogado and Cassia hellen de Oliveira Vogado…Has two siblings…Father is a public worker in Brasilia… Chose to attend Park University because of its International Student Program and for the volleyball program…Played high school volleyball through 2006 in Brasilia…Away from the court, enjoys listening to music, shopping, travel and motion pictures.

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ark University wasn’t able to get its fourth-straight 25-win season in 2007, but the Pirates were still one of the area’s most competitive collegiate volleyball squads, going 18-14 on the year with a 7-7 mark through a tough MCAC schedule. The Pirates had an NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in Aigline Yoke, who was also a Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete along with fellow senior Lavinia Vaitai. Park also had three All-NAIA Region IV performers and five All-MCAC team members during the year. Perhaps the team’s greatest accomplishment, though, came in the classroom, where the Pirate volleyball squad was one of three Park University teams named an NAIA Scholar Team at season’s end, and for the first time in school history, Park received the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award in June 2008.

THE SEASON

Kansas Wesleyan University visited Breckon Sports Center to open the 2007 campaign, and Park opened the year with a bang, winning 3-1. However, the record would even quickly, as Park traveled to Graceland to close out the month of August, falling 3-1 to the Yellow Jackets in Lamoni, Iowa. Park’s largest winning streak of the year followed through the next six matches, beginning with a 3-1 decision over Missouri Valley College in the second home contest of the season. That win was followed by four-straight victories in the C of O Mazzio’s Classic, as Park dropped only two games in beating Harris-Stowe State, Bethel, Robert Morris and Tabor in Point Lookout. The Pirates then opened conference play at home with a 3-0 win over Central Christian College, bringing the win streak to six and improving to 7-1 on the year. Park lost 3-of-4 matches in tournament play at Hastings College, followed by back-to-back road losses in conference play at Peru State and Bellevue. The Pirates were back on track with three-straight in conference play, going on the road to beat Central Christian and returning home for wins over Haskell Indian Nations University and Oklahoma Wesleyan. The MCAC mid-season classic, which will not return to the 2008 schedule, followed, and after losing to C of O on its home floor in the first match, Park got shut-out victories over College of Saint Mary and Oklahoma Wesleyan to finish 2-1 in the three-match in-season conference tournament. William Jewell took the annual Townsend Cup match on Oct. 18 in Liberty, but the Pirates rebounded against another HAAC opponent a night later, getting a five-game win over Baker University that sparked a four-match winning streak, including three-straight shut-outs of Haskell, Purdue-North Central and Grace University. A loss to Illinois-Springfield ended the non-conference slate and also started a season-ending skid, as Park fell in back-to-back conference matches in the regular season to Peru State and Bellevue, followed by a 3-0 loss to College of the Ozarks in the NAIA Region IV Tournament at Bellevue University.

AN ALL-AMERICAN EFFORT

Aigline Yoke’s All-American effort in 2007 helped Park to its fourthconsecutinve winning season, placing the senior on both the MCAC and Region IV first teams. Yoke was No. 3 in the NAIA in hitting efficiency, posting a .438 hitting percentage with 4.51 kills per game, which also ranked No. 23 in the NAIA. She was also the team’s leading blocker, recording 116 total blocks on the season.

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Gabriela Carvalho was also a key statistical leader for the Pirates, passing out 10.5 assists per game to total 1,223 assists for the season from her setting position. Carolina Faria led the defensive effort as the only Pirate with more than 500 digs, getting 544 to average 4.6 per game. For her efforts, Faria was named MCAC Libero of the Year, while Allison Block was second defensively for the Pirates with 382 digs, 3.3 per game.

2007 SEASON RESULTS

Date Opponent Place 8/28 Kansas Wesleyan University Breckon Sports Center 8/30 Graceland University Lamoni, Iowa 9/5 Missouri Valley College Breckon Sports Center 9/7 Harris Stowe State University Point Lookout, Mo. 9/7 Bethel College Point Lookout, Mo. 9/8 Robert Morris College Point Lookout, Mo. 9/8 Tabor College Point Lookout, Mo. 9/11 Central Christian College Breckon Sports Center 9/14 Northwestern College Hastings, Neb. 9/14 Doane College Hastings, Neb. 9/15 Dakota Wesleyan University Hastings, Neb. 9/15 Concordia University Hastings, Neb. 9/18 College of the Ozarks Breckon Sports Center 9/20 University of St. Mary Breckon Sports Center 9/25 College of Saint Mary Breckon Sports Center 9/28 Peru State College Peru, Neb. 9/29 Bellevue University Bellevue, Neb. 10/2 Central Christian College McPherson, Kan. 10/5 Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ. Breckon Sports Center 10/9 Haskell Indian Nations Univ. Breckon Sports Center 10/12 College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, Mo. 10/13 College of Saint Mary Point Lookout, Mo. 10/13 Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ. Point Lookout, Mo. 10/18 William Jewell College Liberty, Mo. 10/19 Baker University Breckon Sports Center 10/23 Haskell Indian Nations Univ. Lawrence, Kan. 10/26 Purdue Univ.-North Central Springfield, Ill. 10/27 Grace University Springfield, Ill. 10/27 Univ. of Illinois-Springfield Springfield, Ill. 11/2 Peru State College Breckon Sports Center 11/3 Bellevue University Breckon Sports Center 11/15 College of the Ozarks Bellevue, Neb.

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2007 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Player MP GP K K/GM E TA PCT A A/GM 2 Carolina Faria 32 118 6 0.05 8 51 -.039 10 0.08 3 Dragana Pupovac 32 119 219 1.84 108 643 .173 23 0.19 6 Brynne Musser 31 106 6 0.06 3 24 .125 2 0.02 7 Kelly Reed 3 4 0 .000 0 1 .000 0 0.00 8 Gabriela Carvalho 32 117 157 1.34 38 380 .313 1223 10.45 9 Lavinia Vaitai 32 116 233 2.01 100 816 .163 20 0.17 10 Maria LaCapra 27 76 100 1.32 53 406 .116 12 0.16 11 Christy Gray 15 20 5 0.25 6 25 -.040 2 0.10 16 Rosanna Torres 18 63 61 0.97 13 181 .265 17 0.27 18 Allison Block 32 116 238 2.05 108 921 .141 16 0.14 20 Crystal Cole 10 18 0 0.00 0 0 .000 8 0.44 21 Alison Joens 32 118 0 0.00 1 6 -.167 4 0.03 22 Sydney Rennack 16 23 9 0.39 4 46 .109 0 0.00 24 Aigline Yoke 32 118 532 4.51 76 1041 .438 14 0.12 TOTALS 32 119 1556 13.62 518 4542 .231 1351 11.75

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Player MP GP RE DIG D/GM 2 Carolina Faria 32 118 54 544 4.61 3 Dragana Pupovac 32 119 6 93 0.78 6 Brynne Musser 31 106 30 231 2.18 7 Kelly Reed 3 4 2 3 0.75 8 Gabriela Carvalho 32 117 5 331 2.83 9 Lavinia Vaitai 32 116 10 102 0.88 10 Maria LaCapra 27 76 3 89 1.17 11 Christy Gray 15 20 3 12 0.60 16 Rosanna Torres 18 63 0 22 0.35 18 Allison Block 32 116 42 382 3.29 20 Crystal Cole 10 18 0 3 0.17 21 Alison Joens 32 118 15 229 1.94 22 Sydney Rennack 16 23 4 17 0.74 24 Aigline Yoke 32 118 2 26 0.22 TOTALS 32 119 188 2085 18.13

BE 0 14 0 0 12 8 4 2 11 6 1 0 0 22 80

BS 0 14 0 0 18 9 3 0 3 2 0 1 0 33 83

BA TOT 0 0 38 52 0 0 0 0 43 61 22 21 4 7 3 3 17 20 31 33 0 0 3 4 0 0 83 116 244 205

B/GM 0.00 0.44 0.00 0.00 0.52 0.27 0.09 0.15 0.32 0.28 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.98 1.78

SA/GM 0.31 0.22 0.21 0.00 0.34 0.00 0.24 0.05 0.08 0.18 0.17 0.18 0.04 0.01 1.70

SE 59 37 24 0 40 0 17 1 0 37 1 4 3 2 225

BHE PTS 1 42.0 0 278.0 0 28.0 0 0.0 2 236.5 4 253.0 0 123.0 0 7.5 0 77.5 4 276.5 0 3.0 0 23.5 0 10.0 2 607.5 13 1996

2007 TEAM STATISTICS ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Game

1556 518 4542 .231 13.6

SET Assists Attempts Assist Pct Assists/Game

1351 1351 1.000 11.75

SERVE Aces Errors Attempts Serve Pct Aces/Game

195 225 1394 .839 1.7

SERVE RECEPTION Errors Errors/Game Attempts Reception Pct

188 1.6 986 .809

DEFENSE Digs Digs/Game

2085 18.13

BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks Per Game Block Errors

83 244 205.0 1.78 80

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Coach Years Susan Harris 80-81 Larry Hurshman 81-82 Larry Hurshman 82-83 Larry Hurshman 83-84 Larry Hurshman 84-85 Larry Hurshman 85-86 Larry Hurshman 86-87 Mike Waller 87-88 Mike Waller 88-89 Terry Flynn 89-90 Terry Flynn 90-91 Terry Flynn 91-92 Ronda Miles 92-93 Ronda Miles 93-94 Ronda Miles 94-95 Ronda Miles 95-96 Ronda Miles 96-97 Ronda Miles 97-98 Ronda Miles 98-99 Ronda Miles 99-00 Peggy Tuter 00-01 Peggy Tuter 01-02 Peggy Tuter 02-03 Peggy Tuter 03-04 Peggy Tuter 04-05 Peggy Tuter 05-06 Peggy Tuter 06-07 Peggy Tuter 07-08 TOTAL 28 Seasons All-Time Coaching Records Coach Years Susan Harris 1 Larry Hurshman 6 Mike Waller 2 Terry Flynn 3 Rhonda Miles 8 Peggy Tuter 9

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Wins Losses Pct.% 4 15 21.05% 14 9 60.87% 23 8 74.19% -- -- -- 17 24 41.46% 17 22 43.59% 11 22 33.33% -- -- -- 28 11 71.79% -- -- -- 27 34 44.26% 24 30 44.44% 30 27 52.63% 45 26 63.38% 25 31 44.64% 21 26 44.68% 22 22 50.00% 31 21 59.62% 15 25 37.50% 14 30 31.82% 18 18 50.00% 7 29 19.44% 9 22 29.03% 14 21 40.0 % 25 13 65.79% 25 14 64.1% 27 11 71.05% 18 14 56.25% 346 168 67.31%

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

Top percentage under Peggy Tuter (3rd best)

Wins Losses Pct Rank (W) Rank (Pct) 4 15 21.1% 6th 6th 82 85 49.1% 3rd 4th 28 11 71.8% 5th 1st 51 64 44.3% 4th 5th 203 208 49.4% 1st 3rd 143 142 50.2% 2nd 2nd


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CHAMPIONS OF CHARACTER ACTIVITIES • Park Athletics participated in Habitat for Humanity in a department-wide public-service effort. • Park University Athletic programs participated in the DeSoto (Kan.) School District’s YouthFriends in the spring semester of 2008 • Two current student-athletes, a former student-athlete and a coach spent a day in June moving 4,000 books from the home of the late Dr. Jerzy Hauptmann to the Park University library. • The Park men’s and women’s basketball teams read to elementary students at Prairie Point Elementary School during the season. • Park baseball volunteered its time to the Ironman Youth Baseball Academy, conducting a holiday clinic in December and scoring hitting leagues in January. Head coach Cary Lundy also conducted six fundamental camps and talked with two little league teams about college education. • Women’s Volleyball donated the gate proceeds from one of its matches to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, participated in the KC Aids Walk in the spring, and volunteered its time to the Friends of the Parkville Animal Shelter. Additionally, men’s and women’s soccer gate proceeds from an October match with William Jewell were donated to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, as well. • In April the Spirit Squad each collected items for the Kansas City Rescue Mission. Items varied from canned food, toilet paper, and bath/shower supplies. • Several Park University student-athletes and staff members donated time throughout the year to Special Olympics of both Kansas and Missouri.

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women’s volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time BSC 4:00 p.m. 8/20 Exhibition 9/2 Kansas Wesleyan Salina, Kan. 7:00 p.m. 9/5 Freed Hardeman Point Lookout, Mo. 5:00 p.m. 9/5 Harris-Stowe State Point Lookout, Mo. 7:00 p.m. 9/6 Bethany (Kan.) Point Lookout, Mo. 9:00 a.m. 9/6 Bethel (Kan.) Point Lookout, Mo. 1:00 p.m. 9/9 Central Christian Bsc 7:00 p.m. 9/12 Oklahoma City Hastings, Neb. 10:00 a.m. 9/12 Dordt Hastings, Neb. 2:00 p.m. 9/13 Doane Hastings, Neb. 8:00 a.m. 9/13 Saint Xavier Hastings, Neb. Noon 9/15 Graceland Bsc 7:00 p.m. 9/19 Bellevue Bellevue, Neb. 7:00 p.m. 9/20 Peru State Peru, Neb. 1:00 p.m. 9/23 Haskell Indian Nations BSC 7:00 p.m. 9/26 Coll. of the Ozarks Point Lookout, Mo. 7:00 p.m. 9/27 Oklahoma Wesleyan Bartlesville, Okla. 1:00 p.m. 10/1 Baker Baldwin City, Kan. 7:00 p.m. 10/7 MidAmerica Nazarene BSC 7:00 p.m. 10/10 SAU Fall Classic Davenport, Iowa TBA 10/11 SAU Fall Classic Davenport, Iowa TBA 10/14 Central Christian McPherson, Kan. 7:00 p.m. 10/17 Bellevue BSC 7:00 p.m. 10/18 Coll. of Saint Mary BSC Noon 10/22 Avila Kansas City, Mo. 7:00 p.m. 10/24 Coll. of the Ozarks BSC 7:00 p.m. 10/25 Okla. Wesleyan BSC 1:00 p.m. 10/28 Haskell Indian Nations Lawrence, Kan. 7:00 p.m. 10/30 Peru State BSC 7:00 p.m. 11/4 William Jewell Bsc 7:00 p.m. 11/8 Coll. of Saint Mary Omaha, Neb. 1:00 p.m. 11/13-15 MCAC Tournament TBA TBA NAIA Championships Sioux City, Iowa TBA 12/2-6 (BSC-BRECKON SPORTS CENTER)

Men’s Soccer Schedule Date Opponent 8/23 Alumni Game 8/30 Lindsey Wilson 8/31 Lee 9/6 Okla. Christian 9/10 William Jewell 9/13 Graceland 9/17 Benedictine 9/20 Columbia 9/24 Grand View 10/1 Kansas Wesleyan 10/4 York 10/7 Baker 10/11 Bellevue 10/18 Oklahoma Wesleyan 10/21 Southern Nazarene 10/25 Central Christian 11/8 MCAC Semifinal 11/15 MCAC Championship 11/22 NAIA First Round 12/1 NAIA Championship 12/2 NAIA Championship 12/3 NAIA Championship 12/4 NAIA Championship 12/5 NAIA Championship 12/6 NAIA Championship

Location Julian Field St. Charles, Mo. St. Charles, Mo. Julian Field Liberty, Mo. Julian Field Atchison, Kan. Columbia, Mo. Julian Field Julian Field Julian Field Baldwin City, Kan. Bellevue, Neb. Bartlesville, Okla. Julian Field Julian Field TBA TBA TBA Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif. Fresno, Calif.

woMen’s Soccer Schedule Time 3:oo p.m. 6:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. TBA TBA 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. TBA 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. TBA 3:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA

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8/29

John Brown

Siloam Springs, Ark. 5:00 p.m.

Time

8/30

Bethel (Tenn.)

Siloam Springs, Ark. 5:00 p.m.

9/6

Okla. Christian

Julian Field

9/10

William Jewell

Liberty, Mo.

5:00 p.m.

9/13

Graceland

Julian Field

1:00 p.m.

9/17

Benedictine

Atchison, Kan.

2:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m.

9/26 North Dakota

Cedar Falls, Iowa 5:00 p.m.

9/28

Cedar Falls, Iowa 11:00 a.m.

South Dakota

10/1 Kansas Wesleyan Julian Field

5:00 p.m.

10/4 York

Julian Field

1:00 p.m.

10/11

Bellevue, Neb. Noon

Bellevue

10/18

Oklahoma Wesleyan Bartlesville, Okla. TBA

10/25

Central Christian Julian Field

1:00 p.m.

10/29

MidAmerica Nazarene Olathe, Kan.

3:00 p.m.

11/1

Coll. of Saint Mary Julian Field

11/8 MCAC Semifinal 11/15

MCAC Championship

11/22 NAIA First Round

1:00 p.m.

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

TBA

12/1 NAIA Championship Daytona Beach, Fla TBA 12/2 NAIA Championship Daytona Beach, Fla TBA 12/3 NAIA Championship Daytona Beach, Fla TBA 12/4 NAIA Championship Daytona Beach, Fla TBA 12/5 NAIA Championship Daytona Beach, Fla TBA

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2008 Official Fall Sports Media Guide


2008 Park Fall Media Guide