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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Transylvania

WELCOME TO

President Seamus Carey

As a former college athlete, I understand the value of participating in competitive athletics while pursuing a degree at an institution that embraces academic rigor. The things you learn about yourself and the principles of discipline, teamwork, commitment and resilience will gird you for a lifetime of challenges. You’ll also make lifelong friends and find valuable mentors among your coaches and the athletics staff. As a member of NCAA Division III, Transylvania is committed to the student-athlete ideal. In fact, 41 percent of our students participate in our 27 intercollegiate teams. We challenge our student-athletes to demonstrate high standards of character and achievement both in the classroom and on the field. Since Transylvania’s transition to the NCAA in 2001, the Pioneers have earned 50 conference championships, more than 57 NCAA tournament appearances, 53 Coach of the Year awards and 78 All-American athlete awards.

Transylvania occupies a unique and historic position in American higher education. Founded in 1780 as the first college west of the Allegheny Mountains, Transylvania was a pioneer in bringing the light of learning to what was then the nation’s frontier. Today, the university is a highly regarded liberal arts college with a reputation for the quality of our academics and the personal approach we bring to teaching and learning. With 40 majors and a number of pre-professional programs, Transylvania offers excellent preparation for graduate and professional school as well as a variety of careers immediately following graduation. Our athletic teams are called the Pioneers, and that’s not only a tribute to our honored past—it’s a way of thinking that pervades our vision of the future. Our liberal arts program emphasizes questioning and creative thinking, and that’s what leads to pioneering discoveries and notable contributions to society. Couple that with athletic competition and community spirit is amplified. We hope you’ll join us as we enthusiastically support our student-athletes—our Pioneers and the community’s future leaders.

Seamus Carey President Transylvania University

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General Information

Athletic Administration

The 2019 Women’s Lacrosse media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Sports Information Director Neal Settle. Special thanks to Transylvania Communications Graphic Designer Sam Cooper.

The Department of Athletics provides equitable opportunities and support for male and female students to participate in intercollegiate athletics and to compete successfully in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference and Southern Athletic Association. All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete and emphasize physical fitness, selfdiscipline, teamwork, leadership and the highest standards of ethics, sportsmanship and personal performance. Student-athletes are representative of the general student population and are afforded similar opportunities and treatment. Programs, staff and facilities reflect the excellence of the institution and contribute to the quality of campus life.

Season Outlook and Review

Lettermen Returning..............................................................17 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................5 Newcomers.................................................................................5

Women’s Lacrosse Staff

Head Coach............Lauren Bickford Wentworth (5th Year) Assistant Coach...................................Clara Bissell (1st Year) Strength and Conditioning.................................Zach Turner Women’s Lacrosse Office Phone..................(859)-281-3562 Twitter.................................................................@TransyWLax

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NCAA DIVISION III

Credits

The Transylvania intercollegiate athletics program is integral to the university’s educational mission and operates under the principles of amateur athletics and fair play, as established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III.

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VP for Enrollment and Student Life........Dr. Holly Sheilley Assist. AD of Compliance.....................................Jeff Chaney Assist. AD of Facilities.......................................Leigh Oakley Assist. AD of Outdoor Facilities........................Terry Justice Assist. AD of Sport Administration.............Kevin Calhoun Executive Assistant to VP............................Parviz Zartoshty for Enrollment and Student Life Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst. Director of Sports Information...................Neal Settle Strength and Conditioning Coach....................Zach Turner Faculty Athletics Representative...................Dr. Jeff Hopper Title IX Coordinator.......................................Amber Morgan

Athletics Mission Statement

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Location...............................................................Lexington, Ky. Founded................................................................................1780 Affiliation....................................................NCAA Division III Conference.................................................Heartland (HCAC) Colors........................................................Crimson and White Nickname.......................................................................Pioneers Mascot........................................................................Raf the Bat President.......................................................Dr. Seamus Carey VP for Enrollment and Student Life........Dr. Holly Sheilley Athletic Department Phone...........................(859) 233-8270 Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 Website................................................www.transysports.com Twitter................................................................@TransySports

QUICK FACTS


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

STAND OUT

GET PREPPED

Hone your critical thinking and writing skills—abilities employers and grad schools prize—and challenge your mind and imagination through a liberal arts education.

Immerse yourself in a supportive community, intimate enough for professors to really know you, with peers who believe you’re capable of more than you ever dreamed.

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CONNECT FOREVER

Make the most of living and learning in the heart of Lexington, a friendly and creative city, with easy access to internships, jobs and infinite opportunities to build your future.

Become a part of the large and welcoming Transylvania network where lifetime friendships are made and career networking opportunities thrive.

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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, KY

Accounting Anthropology Art Art History Biology Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Track Biology: Molecular and Cellular Biology Track Business Administration Business Administration: Finance Track Business Administration: Management Track Business Administration: Marketing Track Business Administration: Hospitality and Tourism Track Chemistry Chemistry: Biochemistry Track Classics Computer Science Digital Arts and Media Economics Education—Elementary: P-5 Education—Middle Grades: 5-9 Educational Studies English Exercise Science

NCAA DIVISION III

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE OFFERED IN:

MINORS AVAILABLE IN MOST MAJORS AND: French Language and Literature German Studies History International Affairs Mathematics Music Studies Music Education Music Performance Music Technology Neuroscience Philosophy Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Physics Political Science Psychology Religion Sociology Sociology/Anthropology Spanish Language and Literature Teaching Art Teaching Chemistry Theater Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication

Asian Studies Classical Studies Communication Creative Writing Education Minor for Secondary Certification (8-12) Environmental Studies Latin American and Caribbean Studies Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

PREPROFESSIONAL PREPARATION IN: Health Professions: dentistry, medicine, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, nursing

Engineering Law

SELF-DESIGNED MAJORS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR EXAMPLE:

Sports Management Biopsychology International Security Criminal Behavioral Studies Social Justice

Child Study Intercultural Communication Political Communication Nutrition and Sustainability Historical Rhetoric

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

L exington WELCOME TO

Transylvania University is in the heart of downtown Lexington, a city with all the excitement and entertainment of a

bustling metropolis while maintaining a small-town feel. Located in the heart of the Bluegrass regions and the second largest city in Kentucky, Lexington features something for everyone to enjoy, whether it’s Third Street Stuff, recently voted the best coffee shop in Kentucky, right around the corner from campus, the Lexington Farmer’s Market; Thursday Night Live featuring local bands and vendors at the 5/3 Pavilion; a concert or basketball game at the world famous Rupp Arena; a day at the track in the horse capital of the world at Keeneland; or a hike at Raven’s Run Nature Preserve.

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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Transylvania has enjoyed more than a decade of success since joining the NCAA Division III in 2004. The athletics community has excelled both on and off the field, with student-athletes thriving in the classroom and in competition.

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ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

ALL-AMERICANS

NCAA POSTSEASON APPEARANCES

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PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK AWARD WINNERS IN 2017-18


Transylvania’s athletic training staff strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to its student-athletes. The Certified Athletic Trainers are highly qualified and trained medical professionals with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences.

Transylvania has two athletic training rooms for its student-athletes. The main athletic training room is on the performance floor of the Beck Center with the secondary training room located in the field house at the Athletics Complex and both are open daily. Each training room is equipped with state-of-the-art injury prevention and rehabilitation equipment.

Kyle Sutton joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. Sutton brings eight years of experience in athletic training to his role at Transylvania. Sutton has previously worked at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington as Head Athletic Trainer from 2015-16 and as Head Athletic Trainer at Westerville Central High School from 2008-15. Sutton received a Master of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Oklahoma State University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Science in Allied Medical Professions from The Ohio State University in 2006.

CHRISTA HENDLEY ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER Christa Hendley joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as an Assistant Athletic Trainer in November 2017. Hendley carries over five years of experience in the athletic training realm to Transylvania. Prior to her time at Transy, Hendley served as the Head Athletic Trainer at the University of the Cumberlands from 2014 through 2017, overseeing men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cheerleading, softball, track and field, and dance during her tenure at Cumberlands. Previous stints for Hendley include working at Lemak Sports Medicine and Orthopedics as a Head Athletic Trainer and at Chowan University.

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Transylvania partners with Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center to provide our student-athlete healthcare. Lexington Clinic orthopedic surgeons David Dome, Peter Hester, Ben Kibler and Trevor Wilkes serve as team doctors for the university and make weekly campus visits, eliminating the need to travel off-campus.

KYLE SUTTON ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

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The sports medicine staff is fully accredited by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The staff specializes in the prevention, assessment and rehabilitation of injuries to our student-athletes. Athletic trainers have been recognized by the American Medical Association as allied healthcare professionals since 1990.

Nick Reuss begins his eighth year with the Transylvania sports medcine staff and his third as the Director of Sports Medicine for the 2018-19 season. Reuss joined the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2011. He holds a Master of Science in recreation and sport sciences from Ohio University and a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Ohio University. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified by the Kinesio Taping Association as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Sports Medicine

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE


Lauren Bickford Wentworth HEAD COACH

Lauren Bickford Wentworth enters her fifth season as head coach of the Transylvania women’s lacrosse team for the 2019 campaign.

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

Pioneers Coaching Staff

During her tenure as the head coach of Transylvania, the Pioneers women’s lacrosse team has solidified a winning tradition by producing All-Region talent and traversing into the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Arriving at Transylvania in 2015, Wentworth has elevated the Pioneers to incremental postseason success. In each of her first four seasons, the Pioneers reached Ohio River Lacrosse Conference postseason play, breaking through to the NCAA Tournament in 2018 by winning the ORLC regular-season and tournament crowns. In each of the last three seasons, the Pioneers women’s lacrosse program has set new records for wins in a season. Under Wentworth’s direction, the Pioneers enjoyed their greatest season in 2018, reeling off a program-record 16-game win streak and winning their first-ever ORLC regular season and tournament championships by going 11-0 in regular-season conference play and defeating Washington and Jefferson, 21-2 in the tournament title game. By winning the conference tournament, the Pioneers clinched an NCAA Tournament berth for the first time ever, advancing to the second round. The 2018 season contained a collection of team and individual triumphs; Wentworth was named the 2018 ORLC Coach of the Year for women’s lacrosse while junior Emma Oliver and freshman Shelby Wuest were each selected to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team, both becoming the first players in program history to earn All-Region honors. Wuest was also named the ORLC Freshman of the Year in 2018. The women’s lacrosse team’s success was also noticed internally as Transy women’s lacrosse was named the Transylvania Athletics Team of the Year for the 2017-2018 calendar. In the 2017 season, the Pioneers put together a 14-3 overall record, along with an 8-1 record in the ORLC for their second straight top-two finish in conference. The 14 wins marked the second consecutive season in which the Pioneers set a new program standard for total wins. In the process, the Pioneers netted three players onto the AllORLC First Team as attacker Julia Ward, midfielder Emma Oliver, and goalie Mackenzie Dent were all chosen. In all, seven players were recipients of All-ORLC honors in the 2017 season. The 2017 season was one marked by offensive proficiency as the Pioneers led the ORLC in total goals (280) and goals per game (16.47). Under Wentworth, Transylvania forged a 13-4 run through in 2016, culminating in another advancement to the ORLC semis. In 2016, the Pioneers improved from a fourth-place finish to a second-place finish, marking the Pioneers’ highest finish in ORLC regular season play. During 2016, Wentworth oversaw the emergence of ORLC Player of the Year and two-time ORLC First Team AllConference player Rachel Harrison, two-time ORLC First Team All-Conference player Julie Ward, and ORLC Second Team All-Conference and Newcomer of the Year player Emma Oliver. In her first season at Transylvania, Wentworth guided the Pioneers to a 6-3 record in ORLC play as Transy clinched its first postseason berth in program history. Prior to joining Transylvania, Wentworth spent four years as the head women’s lacrosse and tennis coach at Thomas College, an NCAA Division III institution located in Waterville, Maine. During her time with Thomas College, Wentworth led the Terriers to back-to-back North Atlantic Conference lacrosse championship appearances in 2013 and 2014. In 2013 she was named NAC Coach of the Year after leading her lacrosse team to an 11-5 record and going 5-1 in conference play. In 2012 she was named NAC Coach of the Year after leading her tennis team to its first postseason berth in program history.

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Pioneers Coaching Staff Both her lacrosse and tennis programs were recognized by the school as elite academic teams on campus, winning the President’s Council Academic Challenge in 2011 and 2012. She served as the women’s lacrosse representative for the NAC in the spring of 2013 and worked with the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee from 2012 until 2014. Prior to her coaching career, Wentworth was a successful player at New England College and received her bachelor of arts in May 2010 with a double major in sport and recreation management and in business administration. Twice she was named to the Commonwealth Coast Conference All-Academic team (2008, 2009). She was named a captain for her senior season in 2010. While working as a coach, she also earned her MBA from Thomas College in May 2013. In addition to her coaching duties at Transylvania, Wentworth is the representative for the newly-formed Heartland Collegiate Lacrosse Conference and also serves as a mentor for both the HCAC and the IWLCA.

ASSISTANT COACH

Clara Bissell joins the Transylvania women’s lacrosse staff for her first season as assistant coach in 2019.

NCAA DIVISION III

Bissell comes to Lexington after most recently spending two seasons as a women’s lacrosse graduate assistant coach at NCAA Division II University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia.

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Clara Bissell

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Wentworth bio (cont.)

“I’m incredibly excited about the hiring of Clara Bissell,” says Transylvania women’s lacrosse head coach Lauren Bickford. “She embodies the values and mission of our program, Transylvania University, and D-III athletics.” A 2016 graduate of Division III Berry College in Rome, Georgia, Bissell lettered three seasons in women’s lacrosse for the Vikings prior to embarking upon a diverse coaching career spanning an array of collegiate and youth coaching experiences. “I am so excited to be joining the Pioneers coaching staff and continuing to build the culture that Coach Bickford has established,” says Bissell of her appointment as assistant coach. “There is a special athlete on a Division III team and a special kind of student at Transylvania, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it all.” The Naples, Florida native carries experience in rapid program-building to a Transylvania squad which continues a steady rise through the Division III hierarchy. Bissell joined a first-year Charleston program in 2017 coming off a 1-11 season, assisting in engineering a threegame improvement in her first season with the Golden Eagles and a four-game improvement in her second season. In addition to creating a culture of tradition and winning at Charleston, Bissell oversaw recruiting operations for the budding program, resulting in five players earning all-conference recognition in 2018. Along with her duties at University of Charleston, Bissell has served as a coach for Nike Girls’ Lacrosse Camps for the past three summers at Berry College and at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. “Clara is ready to hit the ground running with her experience in collegiate coaching and history as a Division III student-athlete,” added Bickford. “I cannot wait to bring Transylvania women’s lacrosse to new heights with Clara as my counterpart.”

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2019 Women’s Lacrosse Roster No.

Name

Pos.

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Cheyanne Baze

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Cl.

Hometown/High School

Defender

Fr.

Buckner, Ky. / Oldham County

Courtney Pontious

Midfielder

So.

Caledonia, Mich. / Caledonia

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Lindy Walker

Attack

Fr.

Loveland, Ohio / Loveland

6

Madie Denman

Defender

Fr.

Dayton, Ohio / Chaminade Julienne

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Cate Caperton

Defender

Sr.

Louisville, Ky. / Brown

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Avery East

Defender

So.

Pineville, N.C. / Mecklenburg

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Hannah Maroni

Defender

So.

Bainbridge Island, Wash. / Bainbridge

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Olivia Livingston

Midfielder

So.

Huber Heights, Ohio / Chaminade Julienne

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Salem Carlow

Midfielder

So.

West Chester, Pa. / Unionville

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Brianna McCulley

Midfielder

Jr.

Milford, Ohio / Milford Sr. HS

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Emma Oliver

Midfielder

Sr.

Louisville, Ky. / Ballard

15

Alexis Rubin

Attack

Sr.

Louisville, Ky. / Atherton

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Harper Zeitz

Defender

Jr.

Louisville, Ky. / Eastern

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Rachel Johnston

Midfielder

So.

Franklin, Tenn. / Franklin

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Hayle Hall

Goalkeeper

So.

Versailles, Ky. / Woodford Co.

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Kerigan Davis

Defender

Sr.

Richmond, Ky. / Henry Clay

21

Lindsey Jenkins

Attack

Sr.

Marietta, Ga. / Sprayberry

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Hannah Fouts

Attack

Jr.

Louisville, Ky. / Assumption

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Kyndra Miller-Greene Goalkeeper

Fr.

Chapel Hill, N.C. / East Chapel Hill

33

Bailee Stevens

Midfielder

Sr.

Cloverdale, Ind. / Cloverdale

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Mackenzie Dent

Goalkeeper

Sr.

Alpharetta, Ga. / Johns Creek

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#5 Lindy Walker Freshman Loveland, Ohio Loveland

#6 Madie Denman Freshman Dayton, Ohio Chaminade Julienne

#7 Cate Caperton Senior Louisville, Ky. Brown

#8 Avery East Sophomore Pineville, N.C. Mecklenburg

#9 Hannah Maroni Sophomore Bainbridge Island, Wash. Bainbridge

#10 Olivia Livingston Sophomore Huber Heights, Ohio Chaminade Julienne

#11 Salem Carlow Sophomore West Chester, Pa. Unionville

#12 Brianna McCulley Junior Milford, Ohio Milford Sr. HS

#13 Emma Oliver Senior Louisville, Ky. Ballard

#15 Alexis Rubin Senior Louisville, Ky. Atherton

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#3 Courtney Pontious Sophomore Caledonia, Mich. Caledonia

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#2 Cheyanne Baze Freshman Buckner, Ky. Oldham County

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#16 Harper Zeitz Junior Louisville, Ky. Eastern

#17 Rachel Johnston Sophomore Franklin, Tenn. Franklin

#18 Hayle Hall Sophomore Versailles, Ky. Woodford Co.

#19 Kerigan Davis Senior Richmond, Ky. Henry Clay

#21 Lindsey Jenkins Senior Marietta, Ga. Sprayberry

#22 Hannah Fouts Junior Louisville, Ky. Assumption

#28 Kyndra Miller-Greene Freshman Chapel Hill, N.C. East Chapel Hill

#33 Bailee Stevens Senior Cloverdale, Ind. Cloverdale

#57 Mackenzie Dent Senior Alpharetta, Ga. Johns Creek

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2018-19

TRANSYLVANIA WOMEN’S LACROSSE SCHEDULE FEBRUARY Wed. 6 Sat. 9 Sat. 16 Sun. 17

at Georgetown (KY) # Berry at Capital at Marietta

4:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 11:00 AM

MARCH Sat. 2 Tue. 5 Sun. 10 Tue. 12 Thu. 14 Sat. 23 Wed. 27

Otterbein Aurora Hendrix at Roanoke at Bridgewater (Va.) St. Vincent at Centre

11:00 AM 7:00 PM 11:00 AM 7:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM

APRIL Tue. 2 Sat. 6 Wed. 10 Sat. 13 Sat. 20 Wed. 24 Sat. 27

at Anderson * at Kenyon at Hanover * Franklin * at Thomas More * Earlham * Mt. St. Joseph * Lexington, KY Senior Day

6:00 PM 1:00 PM 4:00 PM 1:00 PM 12:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM

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