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CHAMPIONS By its very nature, athletics is goal-oriented, and at Stevenson University our goal is to win national championships. That’s why we build first-class quality facilities, hire experienced coaches, and provide competitive opportunities through the nation’s best NCAA Division III conferences. We anticipate following the success of our nationally ranked men’s and women’s lacrosse programs as the model for each of our sports, including our new football and women’s ice hockey programs. In addition to our varsity programs, Stevenson will begin offering many club level programs and has hired a Director of Club Sports to make sure that our student-athletes are developed into national caliber contenders. All of this and more make Stevenson University the place to pursue both athletic and academic excellence.


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3 // Stevenson University Athletics 6 // First-Class Facilities 12 // Athletics Director 13 // Baseball 14 // Men’s Basketball 15 // Women’s Basketball 16 // Men’s & Women’s Cross Country 17 // Field Hockey 18 // Football 19 // Men’s & Women’s Golf 20 // Women’s Ice Hockey 21 // Men’s Lacrosse 22 // Women’s Lacrosse 23 // Softball

24 // Men’s Soccer 25 // Women’s Soccer 26 // Men’s & Women’s Tennis 27 // Men’s & Women’s Track & Field 28 // Men’s Volleyball 29 // Women’s Volleyball 30 // Competitive Cheer 31 // Dance 32 // Club Sports 33 // Intramural Sports 34 // Stevenson Spirit 35 // Marching Band 36 // About Stevenson University 40 // Contact Information


ATHLETICS Stevenson University participates in NCAA Division III as a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) with the exception of men’s volleyball, which competes in the Continental Volleyball Conference (CVC), and women’s ice hockey, which will begin its inaugural season in 2012-13 as an independent. The MAC sponsors 23 conference sports and includes Albright College, Alvernia University, Arcadia University, Delaware Valley College, DeSales University, Eastern University, Elizabethtown College, Fairleigh Dickinson University-The College at Florham, Hood College, King’s College, Lebanon Valley College, Lycoming College, Manhattanville College, Messiah College, Misericordia University, Widener University, and Wilkes University. The Mustangs are also affiliated with the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

MEN’S SPORTS Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Lacrosse Soccer Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Volleyball

WOMEN’S SPORTS Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Golf Ice Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Tennis Track & Field (Indoor & Outdoor) Volleyball Stevenson University also sponsors a competitive cheer and dance team. // 3


NUMBERS 1994 // 291 // 800+ // 37 // 4 //

First Year of Athletics

All-Conference Selections

Student- Athletes


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Intercollegiate Sports Players of the Year NCAA Championship Appearances Coaches of the Year Conference Championships Rookies of the Year CoSIDA Academic All-Americans


“ “ “ I chose Stevenson because of their commitment to excellence. On my visit, it didn’t take long for me realize how supportive Stevenson, then Villa Julie, was from administration, to the faculty and staff and down throughout the entire athletic department. It may seem a bit rare, but I valued my academic experience at Stevenson just as much as I did my athletic career. In retrospect, attending Stevenson proved to be a great decision and one that I will always value.

I knew that career preparation was my top priority and that I would greatly benefit from the personalized education that SU had to offer. Being a four year student-athlete has truly molded the person that I am today. I was provided with exceptional opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom and on the field in practical experience through internships and community service projects.

Jimmy Dailey ’11 // Men’s Lacrosse 2011 USILA and CAC Player of the Year

Allison Humphries ’11 // Women’s Soccer 2010 CAC Player of the Year

Stevenson University gave me the opportunity to play collegiate baseball while earning a degree from a University with a well-respected name in the community. Many colleges and universities brag that they provide their students with individualized attention, but I can honestly say that Stevenson goes above and beyond for its students. Casey Davis ’02 // Baseball Founder of

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FACILITIES Stevenson’s athletic facilities are among the best in Division III. To accommodate its growth and expansion, the University opened its Owings Mills campus in 2004. Two years later, it acquired the former headquarters and practice facility for both the NFL’s former Baltimore Colts and Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens. Caves Athletics Complex is a modern facility serving the needs of the University’s 800-plus student-athletes as well as the general student body. Facilities include the Caves Sports and Wellness Center, Owings Mills Gymnasium, and Mustang Stadium. 6 //

MUSTANG STADIUM The two-story press box features a club level with president’s suite and an outdoor patio as well as one of the best media facilities in Division III that boasts home and visiting coaches’ boxes, home and visiting radio booths, television and video suites as well as space for general media and game day administration.

One of the best facilities in Division III, Mustang Stadium was opened in September 2011 and serves as the home for the University’s football, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and nationally ranked men’s and women’s lacrosse teams. The 3,500-seat stadium was designed by Curry Architects of Towson and built by Howard S. Brown Enterprises.

The field boasts a synthetic, environmentally responsible, eco-friendly FieldTurf surface and state-of-the-art scoreboard.

The concourse level has a full-service ticket office and concession stand as well as spacious restroom facilities, team store and security office. The third floor is a 6,400-square foot fitness center overlooking Owings Mills Boulevard complete with state-of-the-art workout equipment, sound system, and LCD televisions with cable. There are also restroom and shower facilities as well as office space for a strength and conditioning coach.


The stadium features a field level with team rooms for football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s lacrosse and women’s lacrosse, as well offices for football and men’s lacrosse. Each team room is equipped with their own restroom and shower facilities, LCD televisions with cable, scoreboard clocks, and Internet access. They also feature custom built, hand-stained, wooden lockers personalized for each student-athlete.

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OWINGS MILLS GYMNASIUM After 13 seasons in the Student Union Gymnasium on the Greenspring campus (from 1997-2010), Stevenson opened the Owings Mills Gymnasium in August 2010. Connected to the Caves Sports and Wellness Center, the 38,000-square-foot facility provides a combined practice and game venue with 1,250 seats for Stevenson’s men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as the men’s and women’s volleyball teams. Designed by J.T. Fishman and Associates and built by David S. Brown Enterprises, the two8 //

story, “pit” style building features a main arena that allows fans to enter and exit from the top of the gymnasium, avoiding the need for them to walk on the court before, during, or after a game. The state-of-the-art arena features a shockabsorbing wooden gym floor; and Daktronics LED shot clocks, backboard light strips, and scoreboards with customizable DSTI player stats displays for basketball and volleyball. There are also two press areas atop both concourses complete with phone and Internet for radio broadcasts and webcasts.

The building also includes team rooms for the four men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball teams complete with their own restroom and shower facilities, LCD televisions with cable, whiteboards, scoreboard clocks and telephone, and both hard-wired and wireless Internet access. Each team room features custom built, hand-stained wooden lockers that are personalized for each student-athlete. There are also two sets of visiting team locker rooms, a ticket office, concessions, public restrooms, athletic department offices, and storage space.

CAVES SPORTS AND WELLNESS CENTER The former headquarters of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens is now home to Stevenson University athletics. Opened in fall 2006, the Caves Sports and Wellness Center is a 60,000-square-foot facility serving the needs of the University’s 800-plus student-athletes. The first floor features a fully equipped fitness center, racquetball court, athletic offices, athletic training room, and team rooms. The second floor is dedicated to classrooms, a commuter lounge, The John L. Stasiak Academic

Link—an academic support center—and a student computer lab as well as faculty and staff offices. It also houses the Wellness Center, which employs a licensed clinical professional and national certified counselor, physician, nurse-practitioner, and nurse. Built in the late 1970s as the Baltimore Colts’ practice facilty, the building was inherited by the Ravens after they came to Baltimore in 1996. The Ravens used the facilty as their headquarters before constructing a new facility in 2004.

GREENSPRING CAMPUS Stevenson University’s Greenspring campus also features ample athletic facilities, including an NCAA-approved Bermuda rye grass game field, six tennis courts, cross country course, and Manuszak Student Union which houses an auxiliary gymnasium, fitness center, baseball team room, and coaches’ offices. In 2012, Stevenson opened Park Field, which serves as home to the baseball team.

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plays a key role in helping to prepare studentathletes mentally for the demands they will face during competition. Stevenson University student-athletes utilize a wide variety of training methods, from Olympicstyle lifting and powerlifting to the use of chains and tires, all of which serve to produce a higher level of athletic performance.


The primary objective for the Stevenson University Strength and Conditioning program is to help our athletes be the best they can be. To reach this goal, we target several components— including speed, power, agility, and strength— that must be met for every student-athlete. Moreover, functional training is used to meet the athletes’ specific needs based on their sport and position. Lastly, the psychological component

ATHLETIC TRAINING The Stevenson University athletic training staff works closely with members of the sports medicine team to provide the best injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and appropriate education to all varsity studentathletes competing in intercollegiate athletics. The athletic training staff is housed in the newly renovated athletic training room located in the Caves Sports and Wellness Center on the Owings Mills campus. Stevenson’s athletic training facilities were expanded from 1,500 square feet to 4,000 square feet in summer 2011 and are among the best in the nation among any NCAA school. In addition to the main training room and offices, the area features a rehab room, a hydrotherapy room that features a SwimEx model 700T for non-weight bearing rehabilitation, and a Polar Plunge tub for cold-immersion treatments. A satellite athletic training room is also located on the Greenspring campus which services practices and games. The University’s athletic training staff has more than 35 years of experience that is combined with an excellent group of team physicians featuring an orthopedic surgeon, an optometrist, and a neurologist.

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ATHLETICS DIRECTOR // 443-352-4250 The first full-time Athletic Director in Stevenson’s history, Brett Adams arrived at the start of the 1994-95 academic year—the same time that the Mustangs moved to the NCAA Division III. That year, Adams oversaw an 11-sport department and quickly committed himself to growth in order to provide students with the opportunity to compete. Since then, Stevenson has added 12 more sports and now boasts 23 intercollegiate sports with women’s ice hockey being the latest. Adams has also been instrumental in the Mustangs’ move from the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) for men’s lacrosse and North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) to its membership in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) and its current membership in the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC). Adams played a major role in launching the NEAC, serving as the first chair of the Athletic Directors’ Committee and as the Executive

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Committee’s chair from 2004-06. In its three years in the NEAC, Stevenson won the conference’s President’s Cup all three seasons. Following the 2006-07 academic year, Stevenson moved to the highly competitive CAC. In July 2012, the Mustangs moved to the MAC for 21 of its 23 NCAA Division III sports as a member of the Commonwealth Conference. Adams’ career in intercollegiate athletics began shortly after his graduation from York College (Pa.) in 1989. He was a three-year member of the Spartan men’s basketball program, serving as co-captain during the 1989-90 season. Following his graduation, he remained at his alma mater as an assistant coach from 1989-94, during which York was regionally ranked in four of his five seasons and nationally ranked for two. In addition to coaching basketball, Adams also took on the position of head women’s tennis coach, receiving CAC Coach of the Year honors in 1994 after leading the Spartans to a couple of regional rankings for the team and a national ranking for two of its players. In addition to his responsibilities as athletics director at Stevenson, Adams served as the head men’s basketball coach from 1994-2010.


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4280 Jason Tawney enters his 11th season as the head baseball coach at Stevenson in 2013 after leading the team to a CAC championship appearance a year ago. The Mustangs also advanced to the CAC championship in 2009.

BASEBALL Stevenson has posted five 20-win seasons over the last seven years, including a school record 29 in 2006. The Mustangs played in two CAC championship games in 2009 and 2012 and advanced to the program’s first NCAA Division III Baseball Championship in 2007. Since then, the team has had 18 all-conference, six all-region selections, and two Gold Glove winners.

Under Tawney, Stevenson has won at least 24 games in four of the last seven seasons, including a school record 29 in 2006. The Mustangs have amassed two regular-season conference championships and posted 16 victories over nationally-ranked teams. As a player, Tawney played three seasons at Division II Wingate where he was a member of three nationally-ranked teams. He graduated with honors and earned his bachelor’s degree in finance in 1999. In addition to his role as head coach at Stevenson, Tawney is also a financial advisor and operates Edward Jones Investments in Catonsville. He earned his Accredited Asset Management Specialist designation from Stevenson for financial planning. // 13


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4053


BASKETBALL The men’s basketball team is one of only three teams at Stevenson with multiple appearances in the NCAA tournament, having advanced to the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship in 2006 and 2007 after back-toback 20-win seasons. The team captured the inaugural Pride of Maryland Championship in 2005 and the NEAC title in 2007.

Gary Stewart returns for his second season as the head men’s basketball coach at Stevenson for the 2012-13 season. Last year, he was selected to the NABC Board of Directors for the second time in his coaching career while he and his coaching staff served as assistant coaches at the Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, site of the 2012 Final Four. In 26 years as a highly-respected college coach, Stewart has the distinction of having served as a coach at each NCAA level, including 11 at Division I, six at Division II, and nine at Division III. He boasts 236 career victories as a head coach, totaling four conference championships and six postseason appearances. Prior to Stevenson, Stewart was the head coach at UC Davis where he led the program’s fouryear reclassification from Division II to Division I. From 1980-84, Stewart earned four All-SCIAC selections as a player at Division III La Verne, serving as team captain for three years.

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HEAD COACH // 443-352-4048


BASKETBALL Stevenson won the 100th game in school history on Jan. 20, 2010, with a 55-52 victory over rival Salisbury. The Mustangs won 39 games during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons, advancing to the NEAC championship game and the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2007. The team won a school record 20 games in 200506 and 19 in 2006-07. In 2012, the Mustangs advanced to the CAC Women’s Basketball Championship for the first time since 2008.

The 2012-13 season marks Jackie Boswell’s second at Stevenson after she led the Mustangs to their first appearance in the CAC Women’s Basketball Championship since 2008. She earned her first victory in her first collegiate game on Nov. 15, 2011, as the Mustangs defeated Arcadia on the road, 65-42. She also led the team to its first victory over perennial power Marymount (Va.) on Jan. 14, 2012. Prior to Stevenson, Boswell spent 10 highly successful seasons at Seton Keough High School from where she led the Gators to a 235-82 record, six IAAM title games and an “A” conference championship in 2009. She earned three Baltimore City Coach of the Year honors in 2006, 2007, and 2009 and was named Metro Coach of the Year in 2009. She was also named WBCA District 3 Coach of the Year in 2008. A 1995 graduate of Division III Virginia Wesleyan, Boswell earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology while playing four seasons for the Marlins. She also serves as Assistant Director of Compliance at Stevenson. // 15


CROSS COUNTRY Both teams had student-athletes earn second team all-conference honors in 2008 and 2009. The men’s team posted its first team score at the CAC Cross Country Championship in 2010. In 2009, Avior Zynda earned All-CAC Second Team honors with a 13th-place finish at the conference championship. The women’s squad has two top five finishes in four appearances at the CAC Cross Country Championship, and has also competed at the last four NCAA Mideast Region Championships, placing 39th in 2008. Danielle Riley earned All-CAC Second Team honors after finishing 11th at the CAC Championship is 2008. 16 //


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4272

FIELD HOCKEY Stevenson made six-straight appearances in the CAC Field Hockey Championship from 20062012. In 2008, the team won a school record 10 games while advancing to the semifinals of the conference tournament. Since 2006, the Mustangs have had 10 players earn allconference honors and four receive NFHCA AllSouth Region selections. Off the field, Stevenson has been the recipient of the NFHCA National Academic Team Award every year since 2009.

Laurel Martin returns for her second season as the head coach at Stevenson in 2012 after guiding the Mustangs to their sixthstraight appearance in the CAC Field Hockey Championship. Prior to coming to Stevenson, Martin spent 10 seasons as the head coach at Lebanon Valley where she compiled a 169-50 record, leading the Dutchmen to six NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship appearances, including two semifinals and four quarterfinals. A two-time NFCA Regional Coach of the Year, Martin has mentored 28 All-Region and 15 All-America selections as well as three Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year recipients and three Rookie of the Year winners. Martin is a 1991 graduate of North Carolina where she was a three-time All-American and played on the Tar Heels’ 1989 national championship team. She was a member of the United States Olympic Team in Atlanta in 1996 and was inducted into the USFHA Hall of Fame in 2004. // 17


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4267

FOOTBALL After a developmental season in 2010, Stevenson took the field for its inaugural season in 2011. The team posted the first win in school history on Sept. 3, 2011, with a thrilling 46-43 double overtime victory over Christopher Newport in the first game at Mustang Stadium. The team boasted two sellout crowds during its inaugural season, three all-conference selections and one honorable mention All-American.

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The first head football coach in school history, Ed Hottle returns for his second season at Stevenson in 2012. He led the Mustangs to their first win in program history, a 46-43 double overtime victory over Christopher Newport on Sept. 10, 2011, in front of a sellout crowd of 3,500 fans in the inaugural game at Mustang Stadium. Prior to Stevenson, Hottle served as the head football coach at Gallaudet, amassing a 27-20 record in five seasons and leading the Bison back to NCAA Division III status in 2007. Hottle was selected as the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference Coach of the Year in 2009 after leading Gallaudet to a 6-4 record and a second-place finish. The Bison ranked ninth in the nation in rushing offense and 10th in total defense. Hottle earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Frostburg State in 1999 and a master’s in education in 2001.


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The men’s golf team has boasted 18 allconference selections over the past eight seasons while winning the 2011 CAC championship, posting two second-place finishes and making the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship in 2007. Stevenson officially added women’s golf as an intercollegiate sport in the fall of 2009 and the team has competed in two-straight Middle Atlantic Conference Championships. Piney Branch Golf Club in Hampstead serves as the home course for both teams.

Chris Ramer has been leading the golf program at Stevenson for nearly a decade. During that time, he guided the Mustangs to the CAC Men’s Championship in 2011 and the program’s first NCAA Division III Men’s Golf Championship appearance in 2007. The team has also finished in the top two at the conference championship five times. Under Ramer, the Mustangs have had 22 allconference selections, two Rookie of the Year honorees, and one Player of the Year. He was also named the CAC Coach of the Year in 2008 and 2011. Off the course, Stevenson has been honored as an All-Academic Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) in 2010 and 2011 for having a team grade point average of 3.00 or higher during the academic year. A 1971 graduate of Towson, Ramer will begin his first season as the head women’s golf coach at Stevenson in 2012-13. He spent 16 seasons as the head women’s basketball coach from 1994-2011. // 19


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4057 Shera Vis, a former assistant coach at Elmira College and four-year letter winner at Division I Minnesota State, is the first head women’s ice hockey coach at Stevenson and will lead the team during its inaugural season in 2012-13.


ICE HOCKEY Women’s ice hockey will be the 23rd intercollegiate sport at Stevenson beginning with its inaugural season in 2012-13. The Mustangs, who will compete as an independent in Division III, are one of only 88 schools in the NCAA and the 50th in Division III to sponsor women’s ice hockey. Stevenson will also be the only school south of Pennsylvania to have a collegiate women’s ice hockey team. The team will practice and play its home games at Reisterstown SportsPlex located just five miles from the Owings Mills campus. 20 //

Vis comes to Stevenson from Division III Elmira where she spent two seasons as an assistant coach and head junior varsity coach from 200911. During that time, the Soaring Eagles had a record of 40-13-3 and won the 2010 ECAC West Championship. A native of Thunder Bay, Ontario, Vis was a fouryear letter winner at Division I Minnesota State where she ranks sixth in school history with 136 career games. She totaled 48 points on 23 goals and 25 assists from 2003-07 and was a threetime WCHA All-Academic Team member, team captain as a senior, and recipient of the team’s Most Improved Player Award in 2006. Vis is a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She received her master’s in education from Elmira in 2011.



LACROSSE Stevenson has advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship in three of the past four seasons while finishing as the nation’s No. 1-ranked team in 2009 and 2010. The Mustangs won their first conference championship in 2010 and have been ranked in the top-10 for 44-straight weeks since Feb. 23, 2009. The team has boasted 29 All-America selections, including the nation’s Outstanding Player of the Year in 2011.

Paul Cantabene returns for his ninth season as the head men’s lacrosse coach at Stevenson in 2013. He has led the Mustangs to four straight NCAA Division III Men’s Lacrosse Championship appearances, advancing to the national semifinals three times, the 2010 CAC championship, and the 2006 ECAC Division III Metro/South Championship. Under Cantabene, Stevenson has also boasted 32 All-America selections, eight USILA Scholar All-Americans, two USILA Attackman of the Year awards, and the 2011 USILA Outstanding Player and Defensive Player of the Year. A long-time assistant coach at the Division I level, Cantabene spent nine combined seasons at Maryland, Towson, and Johns Hopkins before coming to Stevenson. He played 11 seasons in the National Lacrosse League and six in Major League Lacrosse (MLL), winning three championships. He was named to the MLL’s 10-Year Anniversary Team and inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2012 and the Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame in 2003. Cantabene is a 1993 graduate of Loyola (Md.).

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HEAD COACH // 443-352-4255 With 22 years of collegiate coaching experience, Kathy Railey begins her eighth as head coach at Stevenson, where she also serves as an associate athletics director, senior woman’s administrator, and compliance director.


LACROSSE The Mustangs became the first women’s team at Stevenson to be nationally ranked when they debuted at No. 19 in the IWLCA Division III Poll on March 8, 2010. The team achieved its highestever ranking at No. 17 on April 5, 2010, while finishing the season with 11 wins. The Mustangs have won at least 10 games in four of the last five seasons, including a record 12 in 2008. They have had 19 all-conference and 13 all-region selections since 2008.

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Railey has led the Mustangs to at least 10 wins in four of the last five seasons. Stevenson has been nationally ranked in each of the last three years, climbing as high as No. 17 in the IWLCA Division III Coaches’ Poll. Under Railey, Stevenson has boasted 20 allconference selections and 13 IWLCA all-region selections. Railey was inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse Greater Baltimore Chapter Hall of Fame in 2007. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1991 from Gettysburg, where she was a four-year letterwinner and team captain in both field hockey and lacrosse. She earned a master’s degree from McDaniel in 1993.


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4455 Joey Lye returns for her second season at Stevenson in 2013 after leading the Mustangs to the semifinals of the CAC Softball Championship a year ago.

SOFTBALL Stevenson has combined for 64 wins during the past three seasons, including a school-record 23 in 2010. During that time, the Mustangs advanced to the semifinals of the CAC Softball Championship twice in 2010 and 2012 as well as the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2011. The team has boasted six all-conference selections, including the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

Lye earned her first collegiate head coaching victory on Feb. 25, 2012 with a 2-1 win in eight innings over Emory & Henry. Stevenson finished the season with four-straight victories, including a sweep of Centennial Conference champion and 2012 NCAA Division III Softball Championship participant McDaniel. A member of the Canadian national team, Lye came to Owings Mills from Williams College where she spent two seasons as an assistant softball coach. A 2009 graduate of Williams with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, Lye was a four-year letter winner in both softball and women’s ice hockey. Lye was a four-time All-NESCAC and NFCA New England Region First Team selection at shortstop for the Ephs and set five school records.

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HEAD COACH // 443-352-4256 John Plevyak enters his sixth season at Stevenson in 2012 with 26 years of coaching experience and more than 400 career games to his credit.


SOCCER Stevenson has posted 33 wins over the last three seasons while making two postseason appearances in 2009 and 2010. The Mustangs won the ECAC Division III South Championship in 2010, finishing one win shy of the school record with 14 after advancing to the ECAC semifinals and posting 12 wins in 2009. Since 2007, Stevenson has totaled nine all-conference and two Rookie of the Year selections as well as one Player of the Year and one Coach of the Year.

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In 2009, Plevyak was named CAC Co-Coach of the Year after leading the Mustangs to the CAC Men’s Soccer Championship title game and the semifinals of the ECAC South Region Championship. Plevyak led the Mustangs to a 14-5-3 record in 2010, the second most wins in school history, as well as a victory in the ECAC South Region Championship game. In his five seasons at Stevenson, Plevyak has had eight All-CAC selections, two CAC Rookie of the Years, one CAC Player of the Year, and one AllAmerican. The winningest head coach in the history of the men’s soccer program at McDaniel, Plevyak came to Stevenson in 2007. Plevyak is a 1977 graduate of the University of Baltimore with a degree in criminal justice.


HEAD COACH // 443-352-4252 Graeme Millar begins his sixth season as the head women’s soccer coach. He also serves as the Athletics Department’s Game Day Manager.


SOCCER Stevenson made its third appearance in the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship after winning the CAC championship in 2010. The Mustangs have posted four-straight seasons with at least 10 wins, including a school record 15 in 2009. During that time, the team has had two CAC Player and Rookie of the Year selections as well as 15 all-conference and four NSCAA allregion selections.

A native of Scotland, Millar came to Stevenson in 2006 as an assistant coach before being promoted to head coach in June 2007. The 2009 and 2010 CAC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year, Millar has led the Mustangs to a 41-17-6 record over the last three seasons, including three postseason appearances. Stevenson has won one conference championship while advancing to two conference championship games, one ECAC South Championship game, and one NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. During the 2009 season, Millar led the Mustangs to 15 wins, tying a school record. In the past four seasons, Stevenson has posted at least 10 wins, including a 24-4-4 conference record. Millar also has served as the head coach of the Maryland Olympic Development Program 1995 girls’ team since 2006. // 25

JASON GOLDMANPETRI HEAD COACH // 410-382-8889 After serving as the assistant men’s and women’s tennis coach at Stevenson for three years, Jason Goldman-Petri was named the head coach prior to the 2012 spring season.



The Stevenson men’s tennis team made five consecutive CAC Men’s Tennis Championship appearances from 2008-12 and had two players earn all-conference honors in 2008 and 2010. Prior to joining the CAC, the Mustangs won backto-back NEAC Men’s Tennis Championships in 2006 and 2007. Meanwhile, the women made two appearances in the CAC Women’s Tennis Championship in 2008 and 2009 and two in the ITA Southeast Region Championship in 2009 and 2010.

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Goldman-Petri graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He has been a registered United States Tennis Association professional and teaching pro since 2003 and is a member of the United States Professional Tennis Registry. As a player, Goldman-Petri was a member of the men’s team from Wilmington, Del., that captured the national title at the 2011 USTA League 4.5 Adult National Championship held at the Jim Reffkin Tennis Center in Tucson, Ariz. He was also a member of the Green Spring Racquet Club’s Men’s USTA Tri-Level Yellow Team that won the Mid-Atlantic Sectional championship on Jan. 23, 2011. Goldman-Petri is ranked in the top 150 of the Mid-Atlantic USTA Open rankings and in the top 50 players in Maryland through the Men’s Open Ranking. He was the runner-up in 2010 for the Maryland State Men’s Indoor Championship.


TRACK & FIELD After a five-year absence, Stevenson brought back the track and field program in fall 2010. The Mustangs now field men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor teams. In 2012, the men’s 4x100 meter relay team placed second at the CAC Outdoor Championship to earn All-CAC Second Team honors. The team was selected to compete at the 2012 ECAC Division III Outdoor Championship where it finished 14th. On the women’s side, Stevenson boasted the first 60-meter individual championship at the inaugural CAC Indoor Championship in 2011.

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HEAD COACH // 443-416-1322 Joe Tagye, who served as an assistant coach for the past four seasons, will begin his first season as the head coach of the men’s volleyball team for the 2012-13 season.


VOLLEYBALL One of only 57 schools in NCAA Division III that sponsor men’s volleyball, Stevenson has experienced success since adding the sport in 2003. The Mustangs won a school record 26 wins in 2011 and led the nation in digs in 2009. In 2011, the team joined the newly formed Centennial Volleyball Conference. Stevenson advanced to the NECVA Western Division Tournament from 2009-11 and in 2009 finished second in the ECAC Division III South Championship. Also in 2011, the Mustangs captured the ECAC Division III South Championship. 28 //

As an assistant coach, Tagye worked with the middles and setters and helped the Mustangs post a 77-48 record while boasting eight all-conference selections and a NECVA Rookie of the Year. The team also received votes in the AVCA Division III Men’s Coaches Top 15 Poll for the first time in program history on March 27, 2012. Tagye graduated from Stevenson in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and played two seasons for the Mustangs after tranferring from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Tagye was a starting middle on the first Stevenson team to qualify for the NECVA championship in 2006 before serving as the team’s starting setter in 2007. That year, he led the team with 929 assists and 182 digs while earning AllNEAC Second Team honors. He was also named NEAC Player of the Week on Feb. 27, 2007.


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VOLLEYBALL In five seasons under head coach Dave Trumbo, Stevenson has totaled 122 wins, six All-CAC selections, one Rookie of the Year, and three postseason appearances, including the program’s first time in the NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship in 2011. The team has also set the school record for number of wins in a season twice. Also in the 2011 season, the team finished second in the CAC Women’s Volleyball Championship. In 2010, Stevenson started the season with 14 wins in its first 15 games and won its first eight games at home.

Dave Trumbo, the 2011 CAC Coach of the Year, enters his sixth season as the head women’s volleyball coach at Stevenson in 2012. In five previous seasons, Stevenson has totaled 122 wins as well as three postseason appearances, including the program’s first NCAA Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship appearance in 2011. During that time, the Mustangs have also boasted one All-American, two all-region selections, six All-CAC honorees and the 2011 CAC Rookie of the Year. On Sept. 13, 2011, Trumbo earned his 100th career victory in a 3-0 win at Marymount (Va.). This past season, the team finished second in the CAC and made an appearance in the CAC Women’s Volleyball Championship game. Prior to Stevenson, Trumbo started the girls’ volleyball program at Liberty High School in Sykesville. During his tenure, Trumbo led the Lions to Class 2A state titles in 2003 and 2004, as well as nine county championships and six regional titles in 11 seasons. // 29



HEAD COACH // 410-259-4733 Julie Franey begins her eighth season as a member of the cheer team coaching staff at Stevenson in 2012-13 and her fourth as the head coach. She also spent four seasons as an assistant coach from 2005-09.



For the first time in school history, the Stevenson competitive cheer team qualified for the finals of the NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship in 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Competing in the All-Girl Division III, the Mustangs placed seventh out of 14 teams and were the only squad from Maryland to qualify for the finals. The team also won its third consecutive CAC Cheer Competition in 2011. The Mustangs won the event every year since its inception in 2009.

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As the head coach, Franey has led Stevenson to three-straight CAC Cheer Competitions from 2009-11 and an appearance at the 2010 NCA/ NDA College Nationals. A year ago, she led the Mustangs to the finals of the 2012 NCA Collegiate Cheer Championship for the first time in school history where they finished seventh out of 14 teams in the All-Girl Division III. Franey graduated from Stevenson in 2005, with a bachelor of science in business communication and was a four-year member of the cheer team. In addition to her head coaching duties at Stevenson, Franey is an IT Recruitment Specialist for the Social Security Administration.


HEAD COACH // 410-707-6119 Regina Kroll enters her seventh season as a member of the dance team coaching staff in 2012-13 and her fourth as the head coach.

DANCE Stevenson sponsors a nationally competitive Dance team that performs at home basketball games and other events as well as the UDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships. The team competed in the 2012 UDA Collegiate National Competition held at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida, advancing to the semifinals of the Open Jazz category while also competing in the Open Hip Hop category. The Mustangs were one of 23 teams that advanced to the semifinals in the Open Jazz category.

A year ago, Kroll led Stevenson to the UDA Collegiate National Competition where the team advanced to the semifinals of the Open Jazz category while also competing in the Open Hip Hop category. In 2011, Stevenson competed at the NCA/NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championships for the first time in school history, placing fourth in the open division and 12th in Hip Hop II. In over two decades of dance experience, Kroll has studied ballet, jazz, modern, and hip-hop under the instruction of many famous choreographers. She was a back-up dancer in the motion picture Step Up 2. A 2005 graduate of Stevenson with a bachelor of science in early childhood education, Kroll spent four seasons on the dance team. She was a two-time team MVP, voted Stevenson’s Most Outstanding Female Athlete in 2005, and received the Elizabeth McWethy Award. // 31

CLUB SPORTS Club sports have been established to promote and develop students’ interests and skills in a particular sport. Club sports will feature organized and competitive teams that will compete against other universities to enhance team members’ collegiate experience and provide a vehicle for a well-rounded education through physical, social, and leadership development. Members have the opportunity to become involved in the leadership and decisionmaking for their clubs. Club sports are open to all from the beginner to the advanced player.

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Club sports are different from varsity teams, which must follow NCAA and MAC rules and regulations. Some teams allow walk-on tryouts while others recruit members. Club sports are different from intramural sports, which are competitive sports played at Stevenson among other Stevenson students. No travel or practice is required for intramural sports.



The Intramural Sports and Recreation program at Stevenson University is committed to improving the quality of life on campus, fostering personal growth for all who participate. The program accomplishes this by encouraging the Stevenson community to participate in innovative and diverse recreational activities.

The intramural program is a part of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association organization and provides both competitive and non-competitive sports. The program is open to all students, faculty, and staff at Stevenson who are interested in friendly, competitive, and on-campus recreational play. Activities offered include basketball, dodge ball, flag football, ping pong, racquetball, and soccer.


COORDINATOR OF INTRAMURALS // 443-352-4309 // 33


FIGHT SONG Fight for the Mustangs, Cheer for the Mustangs! Onward to vic’try, winning tonight! Raise up your voices: M – U – S – T – A – N – G Honor is ours for green and for white. March on for Stevenson pride, Roll down the field with might on our side! Raise up your voices: M – U – S – T – A – N – G Mustangs to victory. Music by Robert J. Suggs, D.M.A. Lyrics by Chip Rouse (2011)

MUSTANG MANIACS Regardless of the sport, you’ll find that there are always fans to cheer on the Mustangs. Whether it’s sitting in the stands with “M-U-S-T-A-N-G-S” painted on their chests or singing the fight song, Stevenson’s students, faculty, and staff go out of their way to show their Mustang pride.

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DIRECTOR OF BANDS // 443-492-8055 Mark Lortz returns for his second year as Director of Bands and Music Arranger for the Stevenson University Marching Band.



The Stevenson University Marching Band debuted in fall 2012. Since then, it has grown to be one of Stevenson’s largest student organizations. Led by Director of Bands Mark Lortz, the band plays at events throughout the academic year, from football games and the University’s Convocation to pep rallies and high school marching band exhibitions. The band’s rousing performances include both contemporary and traditional marching band music.

Lortz came to Stevenson from Westminster High School where he was the band and orchestra director. He has been recognized as one of the “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” by School Band & Orchestra magazine. He arranges music for the Reading Buccaneers Drum and Bugle Corps and the Towson University Marching Band. He has performed with such leading ensembles as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Opera, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. He has also appeared as a guest soloist with the New York Pops Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony, and the Cedar Rapids Symphony. Lortz earned both his bachelor’s and master’s from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University, majoring in percussion performance, music education, and composition. // 35




of Maryland with more than 4,000 students pursuing bachelor’s, master’s,

Enrollment: 4,294

and adult accelerated degrees at two campus locations in Stevenson and

Total Faculty: 645

Owings Mills.

Total Staff: 530

On June 11, 2008, the Board of Trustees voted to change the name of Villa Julie College to Stevenson University. However, the Villa Julie name is proudly remembered through the Villa Julie College of Arts and Sciences, designed to house the schools of design, education, and the humanities and social sciences. Stevenson University has two beautiful campuses located in suburban Baltimore in Stevenson and Owings Mills, Maryland. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors have the best of both worlds—the history and beauty of a rural campus (the Greenspring campus) and the convenience and liveliness of a more urban location (the Owings Mills campus). Classes are held on both campuses and the University provides a free shuttle service that runs between locations throughout the day and into the evening. Stevenson’s founding campus, the Greenspring campus, is in the scenic Greenspring Valley. Although surrounded by horse farms and estate homes, the 60-acre wooded campus is just 12 miles from downtown Baltimore. Home to the

University’s contemporary science laboratories, video and art studios, art galleries, the Menning Meditation Center and Labyrinth, and the 330seat Inscape Theatre, the Greenspring campus is one of the academic hubs of the University community. Located just six miles (and about 12 minutes) from the Greenspring campus, the Owings Mills campus includes 13 residential buildings; classrooms and study lounges; the 10,000-square-foot Ratcliffe Community Center; Caves Sports and Wellness Center; Owings Mills Gymnasium; the School of Graduate and Professional Studies; and the Brown School of Business and Leadership. The campus also includes The Rockland Center, which offers a variety of food stations and seating options as well as meeting areas for gatherings of student clubs and organizations. The Brown School of Business and Leadership houses the business, legal studies, and information technology departments and the Francis X. Pugh Courtroom, a sophisticated mock trial courtroom.

Student/Faculty ratio : 16:1 Average class size: 17 Male/Female: 35%/65% Financial Aid & Scholarship Recipients: 95% Bachelor’s Degree Programs: 25 Accelerated Bachelor’s Degree Programs: 8 Master’s Degree Programs: 6 Student Clubs: 45+


Stevenson University is the third-largest independent university in the state

Job and Graduate Program Placement Rate: 95% Year Founded: 1947 President: Kevin J. Manning, Ph.D. School Colors: Forest Green and Black Nickname: Mustangs Mascot: Wild Stang

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES The Office of Academic Support Services and the Department of Athletics have developed a strong partnership and both offices are committed to helping our student-athletes achieve academic success. While the University does not offer services that are unique to student-athletes, both offices communicate on a regular basis to discuss individual student issues and to strategize how to best support student-athletes who may be experiencing academic difficulties. As with all of Stevenson’s students, studentathletes can benefit from academic support services at The Academic Link, through which peer-to-peer tutoring is available for most 38 //

subjects taught at the University. The Academic Link is proud to have a location on each campus, and the John L. Stasiak Academic Link on the Owings Mills campus is conveniently located in the Caves Sports and Wellness Center. In addition to tutorial services, SU students can benefit from a wide range of academic support services including a Director of First-Year Experience, our Director of Sophomore and Transfer Experiences, and Academic Advising. Each of these support services was designed to help students make a successful transition to Stevenson University and ultimately continue on to graduation.


UNDERGRADUATE MAJORS Accounting Applied Mathematics Biology Biotechnology Business Administration Business Communication Business Information Systems Chemistry Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Early Childhood Education Elementary Education English Language and Literature Fashion Design Fashion Merchandising Film, Video, and Theatre Human Services Interdisciplinary Studies Medical Technology Middle School Education Nursing Paralegal Studies Psychology Public History Visual Communication Design


Business and Technology Management Cyber Forensics Forensic Science Forensic Studies Healthcare Management Nursing



Downtown Baltimore, located just 14 miles southeast of Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus, is home to countless restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues. The nation’s 20th largest city, Baltimore is commonly known as “Charm City” and is famous for its Inner Harbor, National Aquarium, and Fort McHenry, subject of Francis Scott Key’s “Star Spangled Banner” in 1814 that later was set to music and became the country’s national anthem.

The nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., is located just 45 miles from Stevenson’s Owings Mills campus. Known for its tidal basin, national monuments, and cherry blossoms, the city is home to the White House, U.S. Capitol, and the Smithsonian Institution.

In the sports world, Baltimore is home to the Ravens (NFL) and Orioles (MLB). It also is often regarded as the national headquarters of lacrosse because it’s the proud home of US Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body and the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Baltimore has also played host to several international soccer matches between some of the world’s best clubs, including Chelsea, AC Milan, Manchester City, and Inter Milan.

Some of the city’s top attractions include the Air and Space Museum, Natural History Museum, American History Museum, National Gallery of Art, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and Washington Monument, among many others. Washington, D.C., is also home to four major sporting venues—RFK Stadium, FedEx Field, Nationals Park, and Verizon Center—that host professional teams from all major sports including the Redskins (NFL), Wizards (NBA), Mystics (WNBA), Nationals (MLB), Capitals (NHL), and D.C. United (MLS). // 39


CONTACT INFO KEY CONTACTS Director of Athletics Brett Adams 443-352-4251 Associate Athletic Director/ Head of Men’s Sports Paul Cantabene 443-352-4254 Associate Athletic Director/ Head of Women’s Sports Kathy Railey 443-352-4255

Associate Athletic Director/ Sports Information Director Jason Eichelberger 443-352-4253 Director of Athletic Recruitment John Plevyak 443-352-4256 Assistant Director of Admissions/ Athletic Liaison Elizabeth Fitzgerald 443-352-4432

Admissions Office 410-486-7001 (Local) 1-877-468-6852 (Toll Free) Financial Aid Office 443-334-3500

CAMPUSES Owings Mills Campus 100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 Greenspring Campus 1525 Greenspring Valley Road Stevenson, Maryland 21153

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C Stevenson University Athletics 100 Campus Circle Owings Mills, Maryland 21117 P // 443-352-4251 F // 443-352-4278

2012 Stevenson University Athletics Viewbook  
2012 Stevenson University Athletics Viewbook  

Stevenson has 23 varsity programs competing in NCAA Division III. In addition, the University fields several club sports to further provide...