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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, KY NCAA DIVISION III

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2016-17 Media Guide 1


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, 42 percent of our students participate in our 26 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 41 Heartland Conference championships, more than 30 NCAA tournament appearances, 44 Coach of the Year awards and 47 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 2016 men’s soccer media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information Neal Settle

Season Outlook and Review

2015 Record.........................................................................8-4-7 2016 HCAC Record...........................................................5-1-3 Lettermen Returning..............................................................23 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................3 Newcomers...............................................................................14 Starters Returning/Lost........................................................9/3

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, Ohio Athletic Conference, Ohio River Lacrosse Conference and Southern Athletics Association. All activities hold paramount the academic, personal and physical welfare of the student-athlete and emphasize physical fitness, self-discipline, 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.

Men’s Soccer Staff

Head Coach..............................................................Matt Vogel Record.............................................................................20-10-8 HCAC Record...................................................................12-2-4 Assistant Coach.......................................................John Greer Strength and Conditioning....................................Mike Caro Soccer Office Phone........................................(859)-281-3510 Twitter...........................................................@TransyMSoccer

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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 of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Senior Associate AD.................................... Mary Struckhoff Asst. AD of Compliance........................................Keith Cecil Assist. AD of Marketing...................................Kyle Dunaway Executive Assistant.......................................Parviz Zartoshty Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst. Sports Information Director.......................Neal Settle Faculty Athletics Representative...........................Judy Jones Business Manager......................................Diana Whitehouse Title IX Coordinator.........................Ashley Hinton-Moncer

Athletics Mission Statement

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Location...............................................................Lexington, Ky. Founded................................................................................1780 Affiliation....................................................NCAA Division III Conference.................................................Heartland (HCAC) Colors........................................................Crimson and White Mascot...........................................................................Pioneers President.......................................................Dr. Seamus Carey VP of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Business Manager......................................Diana Whitehouse 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 Hone your critical thinking and writing skills—abilities employers and grad schools prize—and challenge your mind and imagination through a liberal arts education.

GET PREPPED 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.

LIVE BIG

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 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 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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BACK TO BACK ORLC CHAMPIONS


Transylvania’s athletic training staff strives to provide the highest quality healthcare to its studentathletes. 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.

LIBBY COLE ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

Libby Cole begins her third year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2016-17 after two years at Division I Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. At Wright State, Cole worked as a graduate assistant and certified athletic trainer. She received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Miami (Ohio) University before earning a masters degree in physical education and sports management from Wright State.

KYLE SUTTON ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

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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.

Nick Reuss begins his sixth year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff and his first as Director of Sports Medicine for the 2016-17 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. Reuss is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and is certified by the Kinesio Taping Association as a Kinesio Taping Practitioner.

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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.

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Sports MEDICINE

NICK REUSS DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE

Kyle Sutton joined the Transylvania Athletics Sports Medicine Staff as Assistant Athletic Trainer in 2016. Sutton brings over seven 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.

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Vogel Head Coach Transylvania alum, Matt Vogel, will enter his third season at the helm of the program in the 2016 season. In his first season, Vogel led the Pioneers to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference regular season title and fell just short of a NCAA tournament bid falling in double overtime in the HCAC championship. Under Vogel, the Transy offense was the most potent in the conference, averaging 2.5 goals per contest and tallying 31 assists. The Pioneer defense was just as effective, limiting opponents to a mere 0.94 goals per contest. The defensive unit recorded six shutouts, tying an HCAC record. Seven Pioneers earned All-Conference honors following the 2014 season, including freshman Riley Calhoon winning Freshman of the Year honors. Vogel is a 2008 Transylvania graduate in exercise science and business administration and was a former Pioneer varsity student-athlete for three seasons.

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Vogel received the prestigous 2008 Transylvania Male Athlete of the Year award, while also being a two-time All-American selection by NSCAA and D3Kicks.com, the 2007 Heartland conference Player of the Year, a three-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region selection, a three-time All HCAC selection, a three-Time Transylvania Soccer MVP, and led the team to its first ever NCAA tournament “Sweet 16” appearance in 2007. He also earned a varsity letter in 2004 from the University of Kentucky. Vogel also excelled in the classroom while at Transylvania, maintaining an overall 3.7 GPA, receiving Dean’s list honors on three separate occasions. Using his knowledge and experience from his time at Transylvania, Vogel went on to earn a Master’s of Education in Health Promotion and Kinesiology (Exercise Physiology) with a perfect 4.0 GPA at the University of Kentucky in 2012. Vogel also has a distinguished coaching resume. In his young coaching career, Matt has earned such honors as 2012 NSCAA Div. II KY State Coach of the Year, 2012 KHSAA High School Boys Small Schools Coach of the Year, 2011 Region II Boys Competitive Coach of the Year, and the 2011 Kentucky Boys Competitive Coach of the Year. He has earned these honors as the Head Coach at Mercer County High School, Head Coach at Lexington FC, and Staff Coach with the Kentucky Olympic Development Program. In addition, Vogel earned valuable knowledge as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Kentucky, overseeing several athletics teams during his time there.


In his first season in Lexington, Greer helped guide the Pioneers to a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference title and saw seven members of the 2014 squad earn HCAC honors.

Greer played collegiately at Asbury University where he was a four-year starter. Greer helped the Eagles to their first KIAC conference championship in school history his sophomore season, the first of three titles in three years. Greer earned All Mid-East Region selection for the NCCAA and was named captain during his senior year. Greer earned a bachelor’s in physical and health education from Asbury.

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Greer has an established coaching career in Lexington serving as a head coach for the Commonwealth Soccer Club for five seasons. Prior to joining Alma, Greer spent the 2011-12 season as an assistant coach for the Lexington Christian Academy girls’ soccer program.

Assistant Coach

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Greer served as an assistant coach at NCAA Division III member, Alma College (Mich.), since 2012. While at Alma, Greer helped the Scots to their first winning season since 2000 and led two of his players to All-MIAA honors.

John Greer

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John Greer is entering his third season as an assistant in 2016 under head coach Matt Vogel.

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NCAA DIVISION III

2016-2017 Men’s Soccer Roster

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NO. NAME. POS. CLASS. HOMETOWN. HIGH SCHOOL.

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Drew Grisham Goalkeeper Fr. Mason, Ohio. Chandler Gaunce Goalkeeper Fr. Winchester, Ky. Riley Calhoon Midfielder Jr. Lexington, Ky. Caswell Fuller Midfielder Fr. Mt. Sterling, Ky. Jacob Gantt Midfielder Jr. Louisville, Ky. Josh Morgan Midfielder Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. Alex Shkraba Forward Fr. Mt. Sterling, Ky Freddie Siegelman Midfielder Sr. Versailles, Ky. Wilson Martin Defender Jr. Winchester, Ky. Charlie Wend Forward Fr. Hebron, Ky. Matt Melzer Midfielder Sr. Florence, Ky. Andrew Carter Midfielder Jr. Lexington, Ky. Braxton Burton Midfielder/Forward Fr. Lexington, Ky. Cubaka Mutayongwa Midfielder/Forward Fr. Lexington, Ky. Kent Maidens Midfielder So. Novi, Mich. Blake Shelton Midfielder/Forward Fr. Shelbyville, Ky. Blake Chidester Forward Sr. Brentwood, Tenn. Emon Daneshmand Midfielder Fr. Louisville, Ky. Drew Angel Midfielder Fr. Harrodsburg, Ky. Jonathan Rase Midfielder So. Georgetown, Ky. Tyler Joy-Brandon Forward/Midfielder So. Lexington, Ky. Thomas Shellenberg Midfielder/Defender So. Louisville, Ky. Nick Favaro Defender Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. Jevic Bosele Midfielder So. Lexington, Ky. Tristan Thielmeier Defender So. Louisville, Ky. Jason Murillo Defender Fr. Versailles, Ky. Edis Sinanovic Forward Fr. Bowling Green, Ky. Jackson Benitez Defender So. Louisville, Ky. Austen Lebanion Midfielder/Defender Jr. El Paso, Texas Jose Espinoza Midfielder So. Louisville, Ky. Hunter Overstreet Defender Jr. Danville, Ky. Cole Lancaster Midfielder/Forward So. Louisville, Ky. Will Campbell Forward Fr. Villa Hills, Ky. Nick Breslin Goalkeeper So. Fort Thomas, Ky. Nathan Tippenhauer Goalkeeper Jr. Fort Thomas, Ky. Jacob Hill Midfielder Jr. Mt. Sterling, Ky. Ryan Hughes Goalkeeper Fr. Bowling Green, Ky. 12

Mason George Rogers Clark Dunbar Montgomery Co. Trinity Christian Academy of Knoxville

Montgomery Co. Woodford Co. George Rogers Clark Conner Boone Co. Tates Creek Henry Clay Tates Creek Novi Collins Brentwood Male Mercer Co. Scott Co. Paul Laurence Dunbar Trinity Webb School of Knoxville Henry Clay Trinity Woodford Co. Bowling Green Ballard Franklin Trinity Boyle Co. Louisville Collegiate Villa Madonna Academy Highlands Highlands Montgomery Co. Bowling Green


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2016-17 Schedule Fri., Sept. 2 vs. Berea 5:00 p.m. Sun., Sept. 4 vs. Wooster 3:30 p.m. Fri., Sept. 9 vs. Trine 5:00 p.m. Sun., Sept. 11 vs. Alma 12:00 p.m. Wed., Sept. 14 at Wilmington 8:00 p.m. Thu., Sept. 22 at Thomas More 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tue., Sept. 27 at Centre Sat., Oct. 1 at Rose-Hulman* 3:30 p.m. Wed., Oct. 5 vs. Mt. St. Joseph* 7:00 p.m. 18

Sat., Oct. 8 vs. DeďŹ ance* Wed., Oct. 12 vs. Hanover* Sat., Oct. 15 vs. Manchester * Wed., Oct. 19 at Franklin* Sat., Oct. 22 vs. Anderson* Wed., Oct. 26 at Earlham* Sat., Oct. 29 at Bluffton* Wed., Nov. 2 HCAC Tournament First Round

* Denotes HCAC Conference Game

3:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

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