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INTRODUCTION Table of Contents

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Quick Facts

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2011 Schedule

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MEET THE TEAM Head Coach Marc Reeves

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Assistant Coach Maciej Sliwinski

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2011 Roster

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Returning Player Profiles

8-21

Newcomer Player Profiles

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2011 Men’s Soccer Table of Contents

26-27

President Penelope Kyle

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Campus Life

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Athletics Director Robert Lineburg

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Radford Athletics

31

The New River Valley

32-33

Cupp Stadium Facilities

34-35

Strength and Conditioning

36-37

The Big South Conference

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CREDITS The 2011 Radford University Men’s Soccer Guide was written and edited by Joey Beeler and designed by the Radford University Office of Athletic Communications. The Publication was designed using InDesign and Photoshop CS4. Additional editing and historical research provided by The Big South Conference and Gene Hyde, archivist at Radford University’s McConnell Library.

MEN’S SOCCER Photography: Tim Cowie, Lora Gordon, WG Sports Photos, Radford Athletic Communications and Joey Beeler.

2011 Table of Contents

THE RADFORD EXPERIENCE This is Radford University

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RADFORD

UNIVERSITY FACTS

2011 Quick Facts

Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Affiliation Conference President Director of Athletics Facility/Capacity Playing Surface Website

Radford, Va. 1910 9,230 Highlanders Red and White NCAA Division I Big South Penelope W. Kyle (Guilford College) Robert Lineburg (Roanoke, 1991) Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium/5,000 Bermuda Grass www.RadfordAthletics.com

SOCCER HISTORY

First Year (Division 1) All-Time Record Big South Record Big South Regular Season Titles Big South Tournament Titles NCAA Appearances All-Americas Big South Players of the Year First Team All-Big South Honorees

Quick Facts

1975 (Joined Division I in 1984) 310-292-62 104-66-15 3 (1988, 1991, 1998) 3 (1988, 1999, 2000) 2 (1999, 2000) 1 (Dante Washington -1990) 4 38

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Marc Reeves Alma Mater, Year Brunel University, England (‘97) / St. John’s (‘98) Record at Radford (Years) 7-9-3 (1) Career Record (Years) Same Big South Regular Season Record 4-3-1 Big South Tournament Record 1-1-0 Assistant Coach Maciej Sliwinski Alma Mater, Year Iona, 2007 Goalkeeping Coach Chris Barrett Alma Mater, Year Radford, 1996 Soccer Office Phone (540) 831-7822

2011 TEAM FACTS Starters Returning/Lost Letterwinners Returning/Lost Newcomers 2010 Overall Record 2010 Conference Record (Finish)

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2011 Men’s Soccer

8/3 14/8 12 7-9-3 4-3-1 (5th)

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the Radford University Intercollegiate Athletic Program is to provide an environment in which studentathletes may build character and strive for the highest ideals in life through education and participation in intercollegiate athletics. Central to this mission are the following core principles: Intercollegiate athletic participation is an integral part of the educational mission of the University and athletic competition is offered to enhance the total development of the student. Through the Intercollegiate Athletic Program, the University endeavors to provide student-athletes with proper direction and motivation to help them grow academically, athletically, morally and socially. Radford University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program supports equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and staff, including women and minorities, and is committed to establishing and maintaining an environment that values cultural diversity. The University strives for excellence in all athletic programs within the boundaries of integrity and honesty, and adheres to the principles of fair play and amateur athletic competition as defined by the NCAA. The Intercollegiate Athletic Program at Radford University endeavors to maintain a strong and competitive NCAA Division I Program in all sponsored sports. Intercollegiate athletic competition aims not only to enhance the total development of the student-athlete, but also to benefit and enhance spirit and school pride among the entire student body, the University, the surrounding community, and the Commonwealth. Radford University’s Intercollegiate Athletic Program embraces the NCAA’s principle of sportsmanship and ethical conduct through promoting the characteristics of courtesy, fairness, and respect.


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DAY SATURDAY TUESDAY Saturday

OPPONENT LEES MCRAE (Exh.) WAKE FOREST (Exh.) at Appalachian State

LOCATION RADFORD RADFORD Boone, N.C.

TIME 4:00 2:00 2:00

9/ 2 4

Friday Sunday

at Georgetown at Maryland

Washington, D.C. College Park, Md.

9 11

Friday Sunday

vs. St. Bonaventure vs. Stony Brook

High Point, N.C. High Point, N.C.

20 24 28

Tuesday SATURDAY Wednesday

at Virginia ELON at Campbell*

Charlottesville, Va. RADFORD Buies Creek, N.C.

7:00 6:00 7:00

10/ 1 5 9 12 15 19 22 25 29

SATURDAY Wednesday Sunday WEDNESDAY SATURDAY Wednesday Saturday TUESDAY SATURDAY

UNC ASHEVILLE* at Longwood at Coastal Carolina* VMI* HIGH POINT* at Winthrop* at Presbyterian* VIRGINIA TECH GARDNER-WEBB*

RADFORD Farmville, Va. Conway, S.C. RADFORD RADFORD Rock Hill, S.C. Clinton, S.C. RADFORD RADFORD

2:00 7:00 2:00 6:00 6:00 7:00 6:00 6:00 6:00

11/ 2

Wednesday

at Liberty*

Lynchburg, Va.

4:00

4:00 7:00

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY TOURNAMENT

Schedule

4:00 12:00

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2011 BIG SOUTH MEN’S SOCCER TOURNAMENT Date – TBD ~ Boiling Springs, N.C. (Hosted by Gardner-Webb)

2011 Men’s Soccer

* Denotes Big South Conference Opponents ALL CAPS Denotes Home Contests All Times Eastern Standard (Subject to Change)

MEN’S SOCCER


Head Coach Marc Reeves

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In his first season at the helm, Marc Reeves guided the Highlander men’s soccer team to a feat that had never been accomplished in the program’s 35-year history. Along with ranking among National leaders in attendance, Reeves’ 2010 club posted the first undefeated mark at home in school history. Among those triumphs were three shutouts and a pair of five-goal performances against league competition. Reeves’ first season as a collegiate head coach featured significant improvements from previous years in three major categories. Radford, which advanced to the semifinals of the Big South Tournament, posted two more wins than the year before, its first winning campaign in conference play since 2006 and the most goals scored in eight years. Individually, four Highlanders (Iyiola Awosika, James Leith, Luis Grande, Bernardo Ulmo) garnered all-conference honors, while Awosika and Leith also earned a spot on the all-state team. Reeves’ program also excelled in the classroom, putting together the department’s second highest GPA while collecting their fourth straight NSCAA College Team Academic Award. In addition to the efforts on the field and in the classroom, the Highlanders are very active on campus and in the area with a 2nd Season number of community service projects. “We want our players to experience all aspects of being a Student-Athlete at Radford,” commented Reeves. “It is important our team is visible and interacts with RU students and the Radford community.” The seventh head coach in the Radford men’s soccer history, Reeves came to the New River Valley after 11 seasons at St. John’s, including the last four (2006-09) as the program’s associate head coach alongside Dr. Dave Masur. “We are thrilled to have Marc Reeves as our new head soccer coach,” Lineburg said. “Marc has a great background, having played a huge role in the tremendous success of St. John’s University soccer, one of the premier programs in America. There is no doubt in my mind that with Marc’s leadership that the future is extremely bright for Radford University soccer.” The Gillingham Dorset, England, native has been part of an extraordinary run of success at the Queens, N.Y. school. The Red Storm reached the NCAA Tournament Round of 16 in eight of his ten seasons, including a national championship appearance in 2003, three trips to the national semifinals (2001, 2003, 2008), and four national quarterfinal appearances (2001, 2003, 2004, 2008). In 2009, the Red Storm finished 9-3-9 (6-1-4, Big East), winning the Big East Tournament title with a penalty kick shootout win over Notre Dame on the way to a NCAA Tournament first-round bye. St. John’s was ranked ntionally as high as 14th in 2009. Following a 19-3-3 campaign and an NCAA final four appearance in

Head Coach Marc Reeves


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PERSONAL

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT REEVES...

“I’ve spoken with numerous people in the soccer community and have heard nothing but good things about Marc Reeves. I’m excited about what he’ll bring to Radford. When he was at St. John’s, he was instrumental in not only the program’s success, but the success of his players beyond St. John’s. I think that will continue at RU, I’m very excited about the future.” Dante Washington RADFORD’S ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER / FORMER MLS ALL-STAR “Marc has been an integral part of our success the past ten years. His professionalism, honesty, integrity and overall leadership skills will make him a major asset to Radford University.” Dr. Dave Masur HEAD MEN’S SOCCER COACH / ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY “St. John’s has been one of the top college soccer teams in the highly competitive Big East conference and, for the last decade, Marc Reeves has been a major part of this success, and it is wonderful that he now has the opportunity to show his knowledge, work ethic and personality as the new head coach at Radford University.” Bobby Clark HEAD MEN’S SOCCER COACH / UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME “As a player, graduate assistant, assistant coach and associate head coach, Marc has displayed a history of excellence. He is a diligent worker, and extremely committed. I know Marc will be a successful and great representative of Radford University.” John Diffley SR. ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR / ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

THE MARC REEVES FILE

Hometown Undergraduate Degree Master’s Degree Playing Experience

BY THE NUMBERS

Big East Tournament Championships NCAA Tournament Appearances NCAA Round of 16 Appearances NCAA Final Four Appearances Aflac National Assistant Coach of the Year NSCAA East Region Assistant Coach of the Year

Gillingham Dorset, England Brunel University, England (‘97) St. John’s (‘98) St. John’s (1998) NY Pancyprian Freedoms (2001-2010) Three (last in 2009) 10 Five Three (2001, 2003, 2008) 2002 2008

MEN’S SOCCER COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER 2010-Current 2006-08 1999-2005

Head Coach, Radford Associate Head Coach, St. John’s Assistant Coach, St. John’s

Head Coach Marc Reeves

2008, Reeves earned National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) East Region Assistant Coach of the Year honors. Reeves was named the National Assistant Coach of the Year by Aflac in 2002, a season after helping guide the Red Storm to the national semifinal game. “I thought that were are a lot similarities between St. John’s and Radford in terms of campus size, class size and a small family-like athletic department, all things that are important to me,” Reeves said. “I think the people are the important part. Listening to the search committee, I was very enlightened by their vision for Radford athletics and the men’s soccer program.” As a player with the Red Storm, Reeves was part of the 1998 squad that won the Big East Championship and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight. St. John’s won three Big East tournament championships and racked up at least 10 wins in nine of the 11 seasons during Reeves’ tenure. The Red Storm had a No. 1 ranking for five consecutive weeks in 2002 and a No. 2 ranking during the 2005 season. In Reeves’ first season as associate head coach in 2006, he helped lead St. John’s in a ambassador tour to Vietnam that summer, becoming the first American sports team to visit the country following the Vietnam War. Reeves and the St. John’s program took part in cultural experiences and lended volunteer work to impoverished areas while playing four games in Vietnam. Before being promoted to the associate head coaches’ position, Reeves spent five seasons as Masur’s top assistant, contributing in all aspects of the Red Storm program with an emphasis on recruiting, scouting and team preparation. A midfielder for St. John’s in 1998, Reeves went on to earn a masters degree in secondary education and began his coaching career in 1999. Prior to arriving at St. John’s, Reeves graduated from Brunel University (Middlesex, England) in 1997 with an upper second degree in sports science. Reeves has a USSF A National License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Reeves and his wife Susanne have two children: Robert and Olivia.


Assistant Coach Maciej Sliwinski

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Maciej Sliwinski is in his second season as an assistant coach with the Radford University men’s soccer program. At Radford, Sliwinski assists with all aspects of the Highlander program, with a special emphasis on recruiting and team preparation. Sliwinski, a former two-year assistant alongside Reeves at St. John’s, was an assistant at Lafayette before joining the Radford staff in May of 2010. “Maciej is an enthusiastic young coach who I am excited to have on our men’s soccer staff,” Reeves said. “Maciej brings a variety of experiences from varying levels of coaching and has a real desire to impact our program.” Sliwinski worked under Dennis Bohn at Lafayette in 2009, helping the Leopards to a 10-7-2 overall record and a trip to the Patriot League semifinals. While at Lafayette, his duties included goalkeeper training – Sliwinski guided Phillip Nelson to Patriot League Goalie of the Year honors, along with a spot on the All-ECAC First Team and the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team. Sliwinski spent the two seasons prior to his arrival at Lafayette as an assistant at St. John’s, where he assisted with multiple aspects of the program, including recruiting, team preparation, camps and alumni communications. He worked under head coach 2nd Season Dr. Dave Masur, the 2008 Big East Coach of the Year, and with Reeves, who was named the NSCAA East Regional College Assistant Coach of the Year. In 2008, the Red Storm earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and advanced to the national semifinals, en route to an overall record of 19-3-3. Sliwinski, a native of Poland, enjoyed a four-year playing career at Iona, where he was a two-year captain and was named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team in all four of his seasons. As a senior, Sliwinski netted a career-high seven goals. He graduated in 2007 with a degree in finance. During his time at Iona, Sliwinski interned with the New York Red Bulls of MLS, with responsibilities in team operations and game preparation. In 2009, Sliwinski earned his master’s degree in sports management from St. John’s University. In January 2009, he was appointed the Director of Coaching with the Brooklyn Italians, in charge of the coaching staff and in charge of the coaching staff and education programs. Slwinski’s younger brother is a member of the Philadelphia University men’s soccer squad, while his father served as a coach in Poland. Slwinski is single and resides in Blacksburg.

Assistant Coach Maciej Sliwinski


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Name Dane Wilson Ryan Taylor Aldo Macias Davis Weidow Myles Jones Brian Gwanzura Jambaar Stills Bernardo Ulmo Carter Mills James Jordan Iyiola Awosika Ramzi Dridi Vittorio Lauretano Nicholas Valencia Anthony Payne Matt Janssen Ryan Stinnett Chel Ho Kim Park Luis Grande Jacob Weiss Johan Forsberg Stephen Hudgens Andreas Dahl Kevin Fleming Dario Redondo Daniel O’Keefe RJ Best Austin Fiedler Joey Dennis Kyle Beach

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

Ht. 6-3 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-11 5-9 5-7 6-0 5-11 5-7 5-11 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-0 5-8 6-2 5-8 6-2 5-8 6-5 6-2 5-9

Wt. 190 180 160 145 190 175 170 165 175 160 161 190 160 140 180 175 150 170 170 180 165 160 155 175 160 175 135 200 180 160

Cl. R-So. R-Jr. R-Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. R-So. So. Sr. R-So. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. Fr.

Hometown/High School Cincinnati, Ohio / Princeton Midlothian, Va. / Midlothian Dumfries, Va. / Edison McKinney, Texas / McKinney Redditch, England / Studley Harare, Zimbabwe / Harare Waterloo, Belgium / Inter. School of Bus. Sao Paulo, Brazil / South Kent Culpeper, Va. / Culpeper County Dartford, England / Dartford Grammar London, England / Aylesbury Grammar Falls Church, Va. / JEB Stuart Chester, Va. / Thomas Dale Springfield, Va. / Robert E. Lee Manassas, Va. / Osbourn Park McLean, Va. / McLean Woodbridge, Va. / Woodbridge Santander, Spain / Universidad Europea De Madrid Caracas, Venezuela / U.E. Colegio Los Arcos Arlington, Va. / Yorktown Timmele, Sweden / Sven Erikson Academy Alpharetta, Ga. / Fellowship Christian Skara, Sweden / SvenEriksson Academy Centreville, Va. / Westfield Woodbridge, Va. / Garfield Alexandria, Va. / Bishop Ireton Lorton, Va. / South County Secondary Boyds, Md. / Clarksburg Manassas, Va. / Osbourn Park Haymarket, Va. / Battlefield

Roster

2011 Roster

No. 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 31

2011 Men’s Soccer

MEN’S SOCCER Head Coach: Marc Reeves (2nd Season) Assistant Coach: Maciej Sliwinski (2nd Season) Volunteer Student Assistant Coach: Mike Handlin (1st Season)


Iyiola AWOSIKA Senior • Forward

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Led the team with 23 total points (10 G, 3 A) - Ranked among league leaders in goals (T-4th/10), goals per game (T-4th/0.53), shots (7th/46) total points (T-6th) and points per game (T-5th/1.21) - Named Big South Player of the Week on Sept. 21 - Paced the club in shots on goal and shots on goal percentage, while adding game-winning goals against league-foes Liberty (Nov. 11) and Winthrop (Oct. 16) - Recorded a pair of goals in Radford’s 5-1 win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2)

Returning Player Profiles

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Had his first career assist on an insurance goal in the 84th minute of a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 6) - Finished the season strong, scoring three goals in the final six games to finish second in points on the team - Had a multi-goal effort in a home win over VMI (Oct. 21) - Scored the game-winner in the Big South semifinal win over High Point (Nov. 13)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

HEIGHT 5-10 WEIGHT 160

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HOMETOWN London, England HIGH SCHOOL Aylesbury Grammer

#11 8

- Big South Freshman of the Year and Second Team All-Big South Selection - The only Radford freshman to start in each game - First freshman to lead the Highlanders in scoring since 1999 - Scored his first career goal in a loss at UNLV (Sept. 1) - Netted the equalizer with less than four minutes remaining in regulation in Radford’s tie at Clemson (Sept. 7) - Scored the game-winner in the 77th minute of a home win over Liberty (Sept. 12) - Buried the game-winning goal at UNC Asheville (Oct. 11)

2010 All-Conference 1st Team 2010 VaSID All-State 2008 Big South Freshman of the Year 2008 All-Conference 2nd Team

- Member of the English Schools’ Football Association U-18 National Team during his final year at Aylesbury Grammar in 2007-08 - English team finished second to Republic of Ireland in the U-18 Centenary Shield standings - Played at historic Wembley Stadium in 2008 against Scotland - Was a district champion in the 100-meter dash in high school

PERSONAL

- Born Jan. 25, 1990 - Son of Tola and Ayo Awosika and has four siblings: Ronke, Ifedayo, Iti and Lydin - Double-majoring in business management and finance

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

GP-GS 19-18 17-10 19-17 55-45

Discipline w Determination w Detail

G 6 3 10 19

A 0 1 3 4

PTS 12 7 23 42

SH 25 33 46 104

GW 2 1 3 6


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Brian GWANZURA Senior • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Started 18 of the 19 games he played - Recorded a goal on five shot attempts in Radford’s season-opening win at Mt. St. Mary’s (Sept. 4) - Set up the eventual game-winning goal in the Highlander’s 2-1 victory over Liberty (Nov. 11) in the Big South quarterfinals

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Competed on Zimbabwe’s U17 National Team as a junior in high school - National School Select player at the U13, U15 and U17 levels

PERSONAL HEIGHT 6-3 WEIGHT 175

- Born Oct. 24, 1987 - Majoring in accounting

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009 2010 Total

HOMETOWN Harare, Zimbabwe HIGH SCHOOL Harare

#5 www.RadfordAthletics.com

GP-GS 17-16 19-18 36-34

G 4 1 5

A 0 1 1

PTS 8 3 11

SH 20 23 43

GW 0 0 0

Returning Player Profiles

- Started in 16 games; finished as the team’s scoring leader (4 G, 8 PTS) - Scored his first collegiate goal, giving Radford a 2-1 lead, in the 34th minute of the season-opening win over Appalachian State (Sept. 4) - Netted the first goal in Big South play for the Highlanders, an 18th minute tally at Winthrop - Had two goals against High Point in separate matches – scored the 75th minute equalizer with a man down at home (Nov. 3), and in the second half of the Big South tournament quarterfinal win (Nov. 13)


Aldo MACIAS Senior • Defender

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Started 18 of the 19 games he played - Set up Radford’s lone goal at nationally-ranked North Carolina (Oct. 5) - An integral part of a Radford defense that posted three shutouts and recorded its first unbeaten season at home in school history

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

Returning Player Profiles

- Started in six of Radford’s final eight games, including both Big South tournament matches - Scored his first career goal in the 84th minute of Radford’s 3-1 home win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 6) - Assisted on Brian Gwanzura’s 18th-minute goal at Winthrop (Oct. 17)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

- Made his first career start in a home win over Xavier (Sept. 5) - Assisted on the game winning goal in the 77th minute of Radford’s home win over Liberty (Sept. 12)

2007 HIGHLIGHTS

- Redshirted in 2007 for Radford

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Named First Team All-National District at Edison High School as a senior - Earned second team all-district as a junior and a sophomore - Part of a National District championship team as a freshman - Played on the Edison varsity team all four years

HEIGHT 5-10

PERSONAL

- Born March 4, 1989 in Aquascalientes, Mexico - Became a U.S. citizen on Aug. 18, 2007 - Son of Ernestina and Santiago Macias and has one brother, Omar - Majoring in finance

WEIGHT 160 HOMETOWN Dumfries, Va.

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 2008 2008 Total

HIGH SCHOOL Edison

#2

GP-GS 14-1 13-6 19-18 46-25

2011 Team Captain 10

Discipline w Determination w Detail

G 0 1 0 1

A 1 1 1 3

PTS 1 3 1 5

SH 3 8 2 13

GW 0 0 0 0


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Carter MILLS Senior • Forward

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Appeared in 18 contests, including a career-high 14 starts - Recorded multiple shots in three games

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Made his first career start and peppered the goal with four first half shots against Presbyterian (Oct. 3) - Started in three games, including Radford’s home win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 6)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

- Played his first minutes for the Highlanders in a Big South win over Presbyterian (Oct. 3) - Four of his five appearances were in Big South action - Named First Team All-Cedar Run District as a senior captain at Culpeper County - Earned his team’s Best Offensive Player award as a junior and senior - A second team all-district pick as a freshman, sophomore and junior - Free Lance Star All-Area as a junior and senior - Named team MVP in his junior and senior years - Was a varsity starter all four years at Culpeper County - His club team, SOCA Lightning, won a 2006 Super Clubs U-17 National Championship

HEIGHT 6-1 WEIGHT 175 HOMETOWN Culpeper, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Culpeper County

PERSONAL

- Born Feb. 9, 1990 - Son of Robie and Butch Mills - Majoring in sports administration

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

#8 www.RadfordAthletics.com

GP-GS 5-0 8-3 18-14 31-17

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0 0

SH 5 4 10 19

GW 0 0 0 0

Returning Player Profiles

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB


Anthony PAYNE Senior • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Selected to the Big South All-Academic Team - Appeared in all 19 contests, including 10 starts at midfield - Led the team and ranked ninth in the Big South with five assists - Recorded his lone goal and two assists in Radford’s 5-0 win over Winthrop (Oct. 16) - Also set up goals in the Highlanders’ 5-1 victory over Presbyterian (10/2)

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

Returning Player Profiles

- Had his first career collegiate start at Presbyterian on Oct. 3, made four starts for the season - Played in each of Radford’s nine Big South matches

2008 HIGHLIGHTS (MOUNT OLIVE)

- First Team All-Conference Carolinas selection; first Mount Olive freshman since 2003 to be named all-conference - Led Mount Olive in goals, assists and points as a substitute in 18 games, and finished second in Conference Carolinas in assists and fifth in points - Scored in the 55th minute of his first collegiate start Nov. 4 in a conference tournament game at Anderson (S.C.) - Twice posted two-goal games, including a pair of goals and assists in the Trojans’ 5-1 win over St. Andrews, which clinched their spot in the Conference Carolinas Tournament Oct. 30

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB HEIGHT 6-0 WEIGHT 180 HOMETOWN Manassas, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Osbourn Park

#15 12

- First Team All-Cedar Run District, First Team All-Northwest Region and all-area selection as a senior at Osbourn Park - High school teammate of Joey Dennis

PERSONAL

- Born June 10, 1990 - Son of Antoinette and John Payne - Undecided on a major

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

GP-GS 19-1 13-4 19-10 51-15

Discipline w Determination w Detail

G 7 0 1 8

A 8 0 5 13

PTS 22 0 7 29

SH 26 10 24 60

GW 1 0 0 1


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Ryan STINNETT Senior • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Appeared in all 19 contests, including 13 starts - Lone assist came in Radford’s 5-1 win over Presbyterian (10/2)

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Saw action in six games as a substitute for the Highlanders - Logged minutes in three Big South games, including a Big South tournament win over High Point (Nov. 13)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS (UCONN)

- Played as a substitute in three games for Connecticut - Made his first Big East appearance at St. John’s Sept. 26

2007 HIGHLIGHTS (UCONN)

- Redshirted as a true freshman at UConn - Lettered three years at Woodbridge - Served as a team captain as a junior and senior - Earned second team all-district honors as a sophomore - Captured three Virginia State Championships with club team, PWSI Courage 88 Red, in 2002, 2005 and 2006

PERSONAL

HEIGHT 5-7 WEIGHT 150 HOMETOWN Woodbridge, Va.

- Born Sept. 1, 1988 - Son of Donna Bond, Mike Stinnett and Beth Stinnett, and has two brothers: Paul and Zac - Undecided on a major

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

HIGH SCHOOL Woodbridge

#17 www.RadfordAthletics.com

GP-GS 19-1 13-4 19-10 51-15

G 7 0 1 8

A 8 0 5 13

PTS 22 0 7 29

SH 26 10 24 60

GW 1 0 0 1

Returning Player Profiles

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB


Joey DENNIS

Red-Shirt Junior • Goalkeeper

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Took over in goal after Ryan Taylor’s season-ending injury - Recorded his first career shutout in Radford’s 5-0 win over Winthrop (10/16) - Helped lead Radford to its first unbeaten season at home in school history - Finished with five or more saves in a contest six times - Charted a career-high six saves in the Highlanders’ 2-1 win over Liberty in the Big South quarterfinals

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

Returning Player Profiles

- Made his first collegiate appearance, playing the second half and making two saves against Davidson (Sept. 16)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

- Redshirted as a true freshman at Mount Olive College

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Northwest Region Player of the Year, Washington Post First Team All-Met selection, Journal Messenger Player of the Year, and first team all-state pick as a senior - Two-time first team all district selection (junior, senior seasons) - High school teammate of Anthony Payne at Osbourn Park

PERSONAL

HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 180

- Born May 4, 1990 - Son of Kathleen and Rusty Dennis - Majoring in exercise, sport and health education

CAREER STATISTICS

Year 2009 2010 Total

GP-GS 1-0 14-12 15-12

HOMETOWN Manassas, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Osbourn Park

#30 14

Discipline w Determination w Detail

GA 1 27 28

GAA 2.00 1.94 1.95

SV 2 46 48

W-L-T SHO 0-0-0 0 2-6-1 1 2-6-1 1


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Kevin FLEMING Senior • Defender

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Appeared in all 19 contests, including 13 starts - Lone assist came in Radford’s 5-1 win over Presbyterian (10/2)

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Saw action in six games as a substitute for the Highlanders - Logged minutes in three Big South games, including a Big South tournament win over High Point (Nov. 13)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS (UCONN)

- Played as a substitute in three games for Connecticut - Made his first Big East appearance at St. John’s Sept. 26

2007 HIGHLIGHTS (UCONN)

- Redshirted as a true freshman at UConn - Lettered three years at Woodbridge - Served as a team captain as a junior and senior - Earned second team all-district honors as a sophomore - Captured three Virginia State Championships with club team, PWSI Courage 88 Red, in 2002, 2005 and 2006

PERSONAL

HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 175 HOMETOWN Centreville, Va.

- Born Sept. 1, 1988 - Son of Donna Bond, Mike Stinnett and Beth Stinnett, and has two brothers: Paul and Zac - Undecided on a major

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

HIGH SCHOOL Westfield

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GP-GS 0-0 0-0 9-4 9-4

G 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 0 0 0

SH 0 0 3 3

GW 0 0 0 0

Returning Player Profiles

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB


Myles JONES Returning Player Profiles

Junior • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Appeared in 11 contests (8 starts) before suffering a seasonending knee injury - Three of his five shot attempts were on frame

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Second Team All-Big South selection and all-freshman team performer - NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team - Started in 15 games as a defender, leading all Radford true freshmen - Picked up his first multi-point game with two first half assists in a 2-2 double overtime tie at Winthrop (Oct. 17)

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Twice named a team captain at Studley

PERSONAL

- Born Sept. 8, 1990 - Son of Cynthia and Dean Jones, and has a sister, Shannon - Majoring in marketing

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2009 2010 Total

GP-GS 15-15 11-8 26-23

HEIGHT 6-3 WEIGHT 190 HOMETOWN Redditch England HIGH SCHOOL Studley

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Discipline w Determination w Detail

G 0 0 0

A 2 0 2

PTS 2 0 2

SH 5 5 10

GW 0 0 0


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James JORDAN

Red-Shirt Sophomore • Forward

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Sat out with a knee injury

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Big South all-freshman team member - Finished second on the team in scoring as a true freshman (3G, 1A) - Netted the game-winner, his first collegiate goal, in the 74th minute of Radford’s 3-2 season-opening win at Appalachian State (Sept. 4) - Snapped Radford’s record scoreless drought of 594 minutes by burying the equalizer in the 54th minute of a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech on Oct. 6 - Opened the scoring for the Highlanders in a Big South tournament semifinal win over High Point (Nov. 13) - Played for a Kent Youth Cup championship squad in 2008-09 - West Ham United academy player as a freshman and sophomore

PERSONAL

- Born Jan. 6, 1991 - Son of Julia and Ken Jordan, and has a brother, Nick - Majoring in business management

CAREER STATISTICS HEIGHT 6-0

Year 2009 Total

WEIGHT 160 HOMETOWN Dartford, England HIGH SCHOOL Dartford Grammar

#10 www.RadfordAthletics.com

GP-GS 15-12 15-12

G 3 3

A 1 1

PTS 7 7

SH 28 28

GW 1 1

Returning Player Profiles

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB


Ryan TAYLOR Returning Player Profiles

Red-Shirt Junior • Goalkeeper

- Appeared in just six contests before suffering a season-ending injury against Longwood - Tied his career high with seven saves at Marshall (Sept. 6) - Recorded his first career shutout in Radford’s 1-0 win over league-rival Liberty (Sept. 18)

2009 HIGHLIGHTS

- Started in all 17 games in his first season as the full-time goalkeeper; stopped five or more shots in eight games - Finished fourth in the Big South in goals-against average and saves - Made two saves in the final five minutes of play to preserve Radford’s 3-2 season-opening win at Appalachian State (Sept. 4) - Made five saves in each of Radford’s first three Big South games - Stopped seven shots, including four after Radford’s equalizer, in a 3-1 win over Virginia Tech (Oct. 6)

2008 HIGHLIGHTS

- Started in five games for the Highlanders - Saw his first collegiate minutes in the Highlanders’ Big South win over Presbyterian (Oct. 3) - Made his first career start, replacing an injured Zach Roszel, in a 1-0 loss at Virginia Tech and held the Hokies scoreless for 89 minutes while recording six saves (Oct. 7) - Picked up his first career win and made six saves in his first Big South start at UNC Asheville (Oct. 11)

HEIGHT 6-1 WEIGHT 180 HOMETOWN Midlothian, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Midlothian

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2010 HIGHLIGHTS

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- First Team All-Dominion District, and a Second Team All-Central Region and All-Metro pick as a senior at Midlothian - Participated in the VHSCA All-Star Game for the East Team as a senior - Earned the Midlothian High School Captain’s Award as a junior

PERSONAL

- Born June 15, 1990 - Son of Cindy and Doug Taylor and has a brother, Shaun - Majoring in sports medicine

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2008 2009 2010 Total

GP-GS 6-5 17-17 6-6 29-28

Discipline w Determination w Detail

GA 8 24 9 43

GAA 1.47 1.40 1.55 1.47

SV 20 68 22 110

W-L-T SHO 1-4-0 0 5-9-3 3 2-2-1 1 8-15-4 4


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Luis GRANDE

Sophomore • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Ranked second on the team with four assists - Appeared in 18 contests, including 13 starts - Charted seven multiple shot games - Recorded goals in Radford’s victories over Presbyterian (10/2), UNC Asheville (10/9) and Liberty (Nov. 11)

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Team MVP 2007-08 - Led team to AYSE Championship

PERSONAL

- Born July 12, 1991 - Son of Francisco and Luisa Grande and has one brother, Javier - Majoring in Business Management

Year 2010 Total

HEIGHT 6-0 WEIGHT 170 HOMETOWN Caracas, Venezuela HIGH SCHOOL U.E. Colegio Los Arcos

#19 2011 Big South All-Freshman Team www.RadfordAthletics.com

GP-GS 18-13 18-13

G 3 3

A 4 4

PTS 10 10

SH 27 27

GW 0 0

Returning Player Profiles

CAREER STATISTICS


Vittorio LAURETANO Sophomore • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Appeared in 13 contests - Recorded an assist in Radford’s 5-1 win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2)

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- First team all-district, first team all-region and second team allstate as a senior - Led Thomas Dale to the district title all four years and the region title his sophomore year

Returning Player Profiles

PERSONAL

- Born December 18, 1991 in El Paso, Texas - Son of Daniel and Luz Lauretano and has two siblings: Daniel Lauretano II and Veronica Lauretano

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Total

GP-GS 13-0 13-0

HEIGHT 5-9 WEIGHT 160 HOMETOWN Chester, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Thomas Dale

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Discipline w Determination w Detail

G 0 0

A 1 1

PTS 1 1

SH 2 2

GW 0 0


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Bernardo ULMO Sophomore • Midfielder

2010 HIGHLIGHTS

- Tied for the team lead with three game-winning goals - Tied for second on the team in goals scored (4) and total points (11) - Also finished his freshman campaign with three assists - Converted both of the Highlanders’ penalty kicks - First collegiate strike was a golden goal in Radford’s 3-2 seasonopening win at Mt. St. Mary’s (Sept. 4) - Also netted game winners against Longwood (Sept. 25) and Presbyterian (Oct. 2)

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Named NEPSSA All-Star

PERSONAL

CAREER STATISTICS Year 2010 Total

HEIGHT 5-9 WEIGHT 165 HOMETOWN Sao Paulo, Brazil HIGH SCHOOL South Kent

#7 2011 Big South All-Freshman Team www.RadfordAthletics.com

GP-GS 19-9 19-5

G 4 4

A 3 3

PTS 11 11

SH 39 39

GW 3 3

Returning Player Profiles

- Born January 27, 1992 - Son of Mario de Almerda and Jacqueline Ulmo and has one brother, Joau Victor - Majoring in Business Management


Jambaar STILLS

Matt JANSSEN

R-Sophomore • Midfielder

Sophomore • Defender

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

AT FERRUM (2010)

- A two-time I.S.S.T. All-Tournament Team selection - Also named to the All-Europe squad following his junior and senior seasons

- Named to the Ferrum Invitational All-Tournament Team - Started 16 of the Panthers’ 17 contests - Led the team in assists - Ranked second in total points

PERSONAL

PERSONAL

Newcomer Profiles

- Born Jan. 23, 1991 - Son of Wendell and Rhonda Stills - Has two siblings, Sohane (17) and Sunjata (15) - Majoring in political science with a minor in international studies

HEIGHT 5-10 WEIGHT 170

Dane WILSON

R-Sophomore • Goalkeeper

AT MARSHALL (2009-10)

HOMETOWN Waterloo, Belgium

- Served as a backup goalie in 2010 - Redshirted his freshman season

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

PREVIOUS SCHOOL Old Dominion

- Holds the Princeton HS record for save percentage in a season (.920) and save percentage in a career (.883) - Coaches award for leadership - Academic all-conference in soccer and football - Backstopped his club team to the Buckeye Premier League championship in 2007 and 2008 - Member of National Honors Society; Student Leadership Forum; TOPS soccer program (soccer for children with disabilites) - Recipient ofthe Greater Cincinnati Youth Character Award

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HEIGHT 6-3 WEIGHT 190 HOMETOWN Cincinnati, Ohio PREVIOUS SCHOOL Marshall

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PERSONAL

- Son of Michael and Laurie Wilson - Father played baseball at the University of Kentucky - Born April 21, 1991 - One younger sibling, Skyler (16) - Majoring in Physical Therapy

- Born March 3, 1992 - Son of Scot and Mary Janssen - Has one brother, Mike

HEIGHT 5-11 WEIGHT 175

Chel Ho KIM PARK Sophomore • Midfielder

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HOMETOWN McLean, Va.

- Member of the Korea Republic U-17 & U-19 National Team - Also played for the Olympic National Team

HIGH SCHOOL McLean

PERSONAL

#16

- Son of Jae Kwan and Chang Hee - Has one sister, Kyong Mi (23) - Plans to major in sports medicine

HEIGHT 5-11 WEIGHT 170 HOMETOWN Santander, Spain HIGH SCHOOL Universidad Europea

#18

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Ramzi DRIDI

Kyle BEACH

Freshman • Midfielder/Forward

Freshman • Midfielder

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Four-year letterwinner - A two-time all-district performer - Led the squad in goals as a sophomore and senior

- Two-time all-district and all-region performer - Earned all-state recognition as a junior - Served as team captain during his senior campaign

PERSONAL

- Born May 25, 1993 - Son of Raouf and Mary Dridi - Has one sibling, Sami (16) - An accounting major at Radford University

PERSONAL

- Born Aug. 6 1992 - Son of Brett and Marinda Beach - Has a younger brother, Ethan (15) - Majoring in business

WEIGHT 160

HEIGHT 5-11

RJ BEST

WEIGHT 190

Freshman • Defender

PERSONAL

HOMETOWN Haymarket, Va.

- Born August 11, 1992 - Son of Frankie and Marnelle Flowers - Undecided on his academic major

Austin FIEDLER Freshman • Goalkeeper

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HOMETOWN Falls Church, Va.

- Helped lead Clarksburg to the AAA State Championship as a junior - A two-time all-state and all-county selection - Served as team captain as a junior and senior - A Dean’s Scholarship recipient at Radford University

HIGH SCHOOL JEB Stuart

HIGH SCHOOL Battlefield

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PERSONAL

HEIGHT 5-8

HEIGHT 6-5

WEIGHT 135

WEIGHT 200

HOMETOWN Lorton, Va.

HOMETOWN Boyds, Md.

HIGH SCHOOL South County Secondary

HIGH SCHOOL Clarksburg

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- Born Jan. 31, 1993 - Son of Douglas and Lisa Fiedler - Has two sisters, Sarah (21) and Julia (14) - Majoring in sports medicine at Radford

Newcomer Profiles

HEIGHT 5-9


Dario REDONDO

Stephen HUDGENS

Freshman • Midfielder/Forward

Freshman • Midfielder

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- A two-time all-area selection at Fellowship Christian High School - Named team MVP following his junior and senior campaigns - Recipient of both the Dean’s and Presidential Scholarship at Radford

- Three-time all-district performer at Garfield - Served as team captain his junior campaign

PERSONAL

- Born May 29, 1993 - Son of Dario Redondo and Jamie Vives - Has four siblings, Nadia (9), Ean (4), Eva (3) and Joslyn (7 months) - Undecided on his academic major

PERSONAL

Newcomer Profiles

- Born August 17, 1993 - Son of Tim and Sheri Hudgens - Has two siblings, Robert (20) and Megan (13) - Planning to major in business finance

HEIGHT 6-0 WEIGHT 160

HEIGHT 5-8

Daniel O’KEEFE

WEIGHT 160

Freshman • Midfielder/Forward

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HOMETOWN Alpharetta, Ga.

- Named team MVP following his junior and senior seasons - Also earned All-WCAC honors his final two seasons at Bishop Ireton

HIGH SCHOOL Fellowship Christian

#22

HOMETOWN Woodbridge, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Garfield

PERSONAL

- Born Aug. 23, 1993 - Son of Denis and Barbara O’Keefe - Has an older brother, Kevin (21) - Majoring in communications at Radford

HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 175 HOMETOWN Alexandria, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Bishop Ireton

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Jacob WEISS

Nicholas VALENCIA

Freshman • Defender

Freshman • Midfielder

PERSONAL

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

- Born Oct. 31, 1992 - Son of Stephen Weiss and Lisa Gunther - Has two siblings, Victor (17) and Tessa (10)

- Named to the all-district, all-region and all-metro squads following his senior campaign

PERSONAL

- Born Oct. 2, 1992 - Son of Jaime Valencia and Nanette Stanley

WEIGHT 140

Davis WEIDOW Freshman • Defender

HIGH SCHOOL / CLUB

HOMETOWN Springfield, Va.

- Four-time letterwinner at McKinney - Named District Newcomer of the Year following his freshman season - A two-time all-district performer

HIGH SCHOOL Robert E. Lee

#14

PERSONAL

HEIGHT 5-8

- Born Aug. 3, 1991 - Son of Edward and Leslie Wiedow - Has two sisters, Ashley (23) and Taylor (18) - Majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry at Radford

WEIGHT 145 HOMETOWN McKinney, Texas HIGH SCHOOL McKinney

#3

www.RadfordAthletics.com

HEIGHT 6-2 WEIGHT 180 HOMETOWN Arlington, Va. HIGH SCHOOL Yorktown

#20

Newcomer Profiles

HEIGHT 5-7


RADFORD This is Radford University

This is Radford University

Radford University blends the rich, diverse curriculum of a major university with a small-town atmosphere conducive to learning and personal enrichment. By emphasizing student learning as the core of its mission, Radford challenges students and helps them develop academically, socially, physically, culturally and morally. The university recognizes that in our rapidly changing global society today’s technology is tomorrow’s history and what endures is the ability to learn, think logically and communicate clearly. Radford is a successful, popular university that has quickly grown in stature as an innovator in higher education. Its growth in reputation has been paralleled by a growth in numbers and diversity. The school enrolls some 9,230 students from throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, from 45 other states and from 47 foreign countries. A state-supported institution founded in 1910, Radford offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in seven colleges. The institution offers Bachelor of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Music Therapy, Master of Science, Arts and Educational Specialists degrees. Army ROTC is available. Radford is, and will continue to be, a community in which all members participate actively and communicate openly. It is a community that values diversity and is responsive to change and new ideas. Most importantly, it is a community that is committed to the teaching and learning process and maintains service to students as its highest priority and most enduring value.

Fast Facts

- Located in the in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia - 177-acre main campus; 78-acre RU West campus - 9,230 Students (60% female, 40% male) - Students originate from 45 states and Washington D.C.; 47 countries - Student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 - 83% of faculty hold doctorate or terminal degrees in their fields - 93% of RU students obtain employment or continue education within 3-8 months of graduation

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UNIVERSITY


RADFORD

University President

Radford University President Penelope Kyle

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Penelope Ward Kyle became Radford University’s sixth, and first female, president when she took office on June 1, 2005. She came to RU with more than 30 years of experience in state government, the corporate and legal worlds, and higher education. Upon assuming the presidency, President Kyle immediately focused on leading the university’s initiative to become one of the top 50 masters universities in the nation. The Radford University strategic plan “7-17”, completed in 2007 at her direction, identifies four strategic directives -- the investment in people, programs, global and local society and the future of Radford University. Under President Kyle’s leadership, the university also added its first doctoral program with an emphasis in rural mental health and launched an initiative to grow graduate college student enrollment by offering additional doctoral and masters level programs. She hired the university’s first provost and created two new vice presidential areas of responsibility, Information Technology and University Relations. The Radford University Board of Visitors, at President Kyle’s request, has increased its membership by four positions to provide an opportunity for more diversity and leadership innovation within the governing body. A native of southwest Virginia, President Kyle is a product of the Galax public schools system. She graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina

and did her postgraduate studies in English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and later earned her MBA from the College of William and Mary. President Kyle served as Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery for 11 years, under three successive governors. First appointed by Governor George Allen in 1994, she was reappointed by Governor James Gilmore, and then reappointed once again by Governor Mark Warner. Previously, Ms. Kyle was employed by CSX Corporation, an international transportation company, where she became the company’s first female officer. Before joining CSX Corporation, she was an attorney with McGuire, Woods, LLP in Richmond. She also taught English for six years at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. President Kyle serves in leadership positions on numerous educational, civic, cultural, professional, financial and volunteer organizations. She served on the Board of Visitors at James Madison University from 1984 until 1992 and on the JMU Foundation Board 1992 until 1994. She also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation Board from 1994 until 2000 and on the Board of Governors of Saint Christopher’s School from 1999 until 2005. President Kyle is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors of PRA, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Kyle is married to Charles L. Menges, an attorney and partner with McGuire, Woods, LLC. They are the parents of three children, son, Kyle Ward Menges, and two daughters, Penelope Whitley Menges, and Patricia Lee Menges.


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Want to get involved? You can start with more than 200 clubs and organizations, including academic clubs, outdoor clubs, national honor fraternities and Greek associations. Join a team -- RU has club and intramural sports and NCAA Division I athletics, which includes eight men’s and 11 women’s sports. If that’s not enough, there’s campus lectures, movies, performances, festivals (pictured below) and concerts from big names like Third Eye Blind (pictured below) Outkast, Matchbox 20 and Fuel.

THIRD EYE BLIND

CAMPUS LIFE HIGHLANDER FESTIVAL


RADFORD

Director of Athletics

Director of Athletics Robert Lineburg

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Since being introduced as Radford University’s Director of Athletics in the fall of 2007, Radford native Robert Lineburg has helped usher in a new era of Highlander athletics, marked by unprecedented on-and off-field improvements and successes. In his short time with the department, Lineburg has been the catalyst for a number of changes, particularly in areas such as facilities, personnel and strategic planning. His most visible influences to date have been on the Dedmon Center and Radford University’s new 700-seat baseball stadium. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the Dedmon Center, the centerpiece of Highlander athletics, underwent transformations to the arena, including a new steel-supported roof, a new basketball floor, renovated athletic offices, a new-look natatorium, and improved athletic locker, training, and medical facilities. Along with the initial upgrades to the Dedmon Center, an improved state-of-the-art strength and conditioning room, new ticket office and Learning Enhancement Center (LEC), which houses student-athlete academic support, were completed/added in 2009. In 2010, facility upgrades included a new high-tech videoboard / sound system to the Dedmon Center as well as a new playing surface / irrigation system and dugouts to the Radford University Baseball Field. This past spring, Radford transformed its baseball program in April of 2011 by opening a brand-new stadium and making the first significant adjustment to its home park since opening in 1986. For the first time ever, the Highlanders have the capability to host night games. The stadium features lighting standards that meet the requirements of NCAA Regional Tournament host sites. In June, Robert Lineburg introduced Mike Jones as Radford University’s 7th head men’s basketball coach. Lineburg has also overseen the hires of six new head coaches as well as seven new athletic administrators. His hires include men’s basketball head coach Mike Jones, women’s basketball head coach Taj Njongba, head volleyball coach Marci Jenkins, women’s head golf coach Jeff Beeler, head men’s soccer coach Marc Reeves and the promotion of track and field interim director Brent Chumbley to head coaches’ status. Among the administrators added in Lineburg’s tenure are executive associate A.D. Randy Butt, head athletic trainer Chad Hyatt, assistant A.D. for communications Joey Beeler, director of student-athlete support services/senior women’s administrator Stephanie Ballein and Director of Facilities Brad Epperley. As a result of the changes, Radford achieved a banner year in 2008-09: women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and softball claimed Big South conference crowns and advanced to NCAA Tournament play. Women’s soccer advanced to its fourth tournament, men’s basketball won the Big South regular-season and tournament title to advance to the NCAAs for the first time since 1998, men’s tennis made its thirdstraight appearance, and softball appeared for the first time and won Radford’s firstever NCAA tournament game in any sport. Lineburg and the Highlanders backed their success in 2008-09 with a men’s tennis and softball Big South regular season title in 2009-10. Mickey Dean’s softball team went on to win their second straight conference tournament crown before advancing to the Athens, Georgia Regional final with two more NCAA Tournament victories. The successes on the field continued in 2010-11 as Radford captured three more Big South titles. Women’s soccer and softball claimed regular season crowns, while men’s tennis advanced to the NCAA Tournament with their fourth league tournament champi-

onship in five years. Along with their competitive success, the Highlanders have defined the true meaning of “student-athlete” during Lineburg’s tenure. For the second consecutive year, Radford led all Big South institutions by placing 58.3 percent of its student-athletes on the conference’s Presidential Honor Roll. In 2008-09, the Highlanders had 57.9 percent of their students on the list. He and his staff have also been responsible for creating a five-year strategic plan for the Radford athletic department and building an athletics facilities master plan. Additional achievements include ushering in a new athletics Internet site (RadfordAthletics. com), and helping implement a new ticket system (Ticket Return). Lineburg and his staff have also hosted top-level competition, with five Big South championships taking place on the Radford campus from 2008-11 (men’s basketball, track & field, softball, men’s tennis and volleyball). In addition to making an impact on Radford athletics, Lineburg is also involved in a number of different organizations and committees. He is the chairman of the Big South Conference Subcommittee on Basketball Improvement, a member of the Big South ad-hoc Committee on Basketball Issues, a member of the selection committee to select Radford University’s Vice President for Advancement, and most recently, was selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee Prior to becoming Radford’s third Director of Athletics, Lineburg’s corporate knowledge was groomed as a marketing associate with Peloton Real Estate Partners in Dallas, Texas. Along with his business experience, Lineburg spent 15 seasons as a college basketball coach, including time as Southern Methodist’s (Dallas, Texas) interim head coach. Prior to serving as the Mustangs interim head coach, Lineburg spent eight years as an assistant coach at SMU. Following his interim tenure, he served two more seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Methodist. Lineburg’s coaching resume also includes assistant coaching positions with the men’s basketball programs at James Madison University and Emory & Henry College, as well as with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team. His coaching experience also took him through the Big South, as he spent time on the sideline at UNC Greensboro. A 1991 graduate of Roanoke College, Lineburg started his collegiate basketball career as a Radford Highlander, where he was a two-year letterman before transferring to nearby Roanoke College to play his final two years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in history. In 1995, he received a Master’s Degree in education from Virginia Tech, where he was also a graduate assistant on the men’s basketball staff. Lineburg is the son of retired Radford High School football coach and athletic director Norman Lineburg and the brother of Dr. Mark Lineburg, the Superintendent of Bristol City Schools, Paul Lineburg, the Assistant Principal at William Byrd H.S. and Wayne Lineburg, who is the interim head football coach at the University of Richmond. He is married to the former Mary Parish, also a native of Radford.


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HIGHLANDERS


The New River Valley

NEW RIVER New River Valley Facts

The NRV is home to one of the oldest rivers in the world the New River. It’s also one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north. The NRV hosts the largest research park in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NRV is comprised of the following counties- Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Giles and the Independent City of Radford. The NRV is home to approximately 165,145 residents. The NRV hosts Radford University, Virginia Tech, and New River Community College.

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BISSET PARK

VALLEY

The New River Valley

DOWNTOWN RADFORD


Patrick D. Cupp Stadium

HOME OF THE

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Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium

Patrick D. Cupp Memorial Stadium was completed in 2003 and quickly became one of the premier soccer and track and field stadiums in the Southeast.

The facility also includes a large, fully functional press box with dedicated storage and restrooms. Standard phone lines wireless and hard-wired internet connections were installed to serve all possible media needs. In addition the press box houses the stadiums leading edge scoreboard controls and sound system. In addition to the game-day amenities, Cupp Stadium serves the day-to-day needs of the soccer and track and field programs, all of which have offices inside the complex. The stadium also incorporates offices for RU’s field hockey, men’s and women’s tennis and golf programs. The soccer surface is a Bermuda blend natural grass field. A state-of-the-art drainage system was recently added to assist in keeping the field in top shape year-round. The track is a synthetic surface divided into eight lanes. The stadium also includes jumping and vaulting pits.

Patrick D. Cupp Stadium

The largest soccer/track facility in the Big South Conference, Cupp Stadium has seating for 5,000 spectators. Four large locker rooms, an on-site athletic training room, and a dedicated laundry room highlight the amenities for student-athletes and teams.

HIGHLANDERS


Strength & Conditioning

STRENGTH Strength & Conditioning A component that is vital to the Radford athletic program is the strength and conditioning program directed by Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Shumaker. Highlander Athletics have long been recognized as one of the leaders among Mid- Atlantic schools in its conditioning and strength training. It has been an instrumental part in the success of Radford University sports through the years. Under the direction of Shumaker and assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brigid Hamill, the program is designed to help each student-athlete reach his or her full potential in their respective sport. Each Radford University student-athlete has strength and conditioning programs unique to their goals as a player. This program, developed by Shumaker, helps prepare RADFORD student-athletes for the long and rigorous in-season schedule. The Strength and Conditioning staff at Radford University is committed to excellence in competition and in life.

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BIG SOUTH

The Big South Conference

The Big South Conference

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Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted full-fledged NCAA Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid – receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the third Commissioner, and in his 14 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new levels. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first longrange strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and has solidified Conference membership with the additions of High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian, and in 2011-12, the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 600 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. In the last 16 years, the Big South has experienced monumental growth and suc-

cess in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had three individual National Champions, more than 200 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship four times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team three consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships – the highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 1996-2007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference student-athletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, and the League has had more than 95 Academic All-Americans in its quarter-century of existence.

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