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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

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NCAA DIVISION III TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

Year In Review

1. The Transylvania men’s soccer team earned its second consecutive HCAC Tournament Championship with a win at Hanover College on penalty kicks to advance to the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year. 2. The Transylvania women’s basketball team produced its best season in program history with a 27-3 record. The Pioneers went 15-1 in HCAC regular season play on the way to winning the conference regular season and tournament titles before advancing all the way to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament. 3. The Transylvania men’s golf team won its 13th straight HCAC Conference Crown in qualifying for its 13th consecutive NCAA Championship berth. Transylvania University hosted the D-III Men’s Golf National Championships in May 2019 at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky. 4. The Transylvania women’s golf team won its second consecutive conference tournament championship in Fall 2018 behind HCAC Most Valuable Player Rachel Fine to clinch its second straight NCAA Tournament berth. The Pioneers tied their program best with a 15th-place finish at the National Championships 5. The Transylvania volleyball team, under first-year head coach Amy Barmore, won its first outright HCAC regular-season title with an 8-1 record. Junior Jordan Horne was named the conference’s Offensive Player of the Year. 6. Senior Abby Blackburn of the Transylvania eventing team earned the USEA Intercollegiate Novice Champion title in becoming the top rider in the country at the Novice level, beating out all other university teams across Division I, II, and III college eventing. Blackburn was named the Pioneer Female Athlete of the Year at sesaon’s end. 7. Senior Graham Smith finished his career on a high note, becoming the first male All-American in Transylvania track and field history by finishing as the national runner-up in the men’s javelin at the 2019 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. 8. The Transylvania softball team qualified for its third straight NCAA Tournament, a program record by winning the 2019 HCAC Softball Tournament. 9. The Transylvania women’s lacrosse team won the HCLC regular season and tournament championship for the second-consecutive year to clinch their second straight trip to the NCAA Tournament. 10. The Transylvania men’s lacrosse team won its fifth straight conference tournament championship to clinch its third straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.

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General Information

Athletic Administration

The 2019 volleyball media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information 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

2018 Record.......................................................................15-11 2018 HCAC Record...............................................................8-1 Lettermen Returning..............................................................12 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................2 Newcomers.................................................................................8 Starters Returning/Lost........................................................5/1

Volleyball Staff

Head Coach....................................Amy Barmore (2nd Year) Record..................................................................................15-11 Assistant Coach....................................Tyler Wills (2nd Year) Volunteer Assistant.......................Maddie Kunkel (1st Year) Volunteer Assistant......................Darby Bourdon (1st Year)

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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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Vice President of Athletics.........................Dr. Holly Sheilley Assistant AD - Compliance..................................Jeff Chaney Assistant AD - Facilities.....................................Leigh Oakley Assistant AD - Sport Administration..........Kevin Calhoun Assistant AD - Outdoor Facilities.....................Terry Justice Assistant AD - Business Operations.........Parviz Zartoshty Senior Woman Administrator..................................Juli Fulks Sports Information Director..........................Justin Sweeney Asst. Director of Sports Information...................Neal Settle Strength and Conditioning Coach....................Zach Turner Faculty Athletics Representative.........................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. John N. Williams Vice President of Athletics.........................Dr. Holly Sheilley Athletic Department Phone...........................(859) 233-8270 Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 Website................................................www.transysports.com Twitter.................................................................@TransySports

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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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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 2018-19


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 ASST. ATHLETIC TRAINER

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

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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 William Grantham serve as team doctors for the university and make weekly campus visits, eliminating the need to travel off-campus.

Nick Reuss begins his ninth year with the Transylvania sports medcine staff and his third as the Director of Sports Medicine for the 2019-20 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.

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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

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 UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

Pioneers Coaching Staff

Amy Barmore Head Coach

Year billing while three student-athletes from the 2018 squad earned All-HCAC First Team Honors. A native of Louisville, Barmore became the fourth Transylvania head coach in program history after spending four years as the lead assistant for a Transylvania volleyball team which increased its win total in each of those four seasons. In 2017, Barmore helped direct the Pioneers to their first 20-win season in four years while finishing second in the HCAC and making an appearance in the conference tournament semifinals.

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Amy Barmore became the fourth head coach in Transylvania volleyball program history on February 1, 2018 As Transylvania’s lead assistant from 2014 through and enters her second season 2017, Barmore was instrumental in orchestrating as head coach. three consecutive strong recruiting classes, highlighted by the achievements of Talkers, a sophoDuring her six-year tenure at more, and Stiggers. Barmore assisted in bringing in Transylvania on the volleya 2016 recruiting class comprising 10 student-athball coaching staff, Barmore letes who have served as the foundation of the has guided the rise of a team Pioneer volleyball resurgence. emerging on the national landscape for Division III Prior to joining Transylvania, Barmore began

In her first year as head coach, Barmore proceeded to lead the Transylvania volleyball team to its first appearance in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship match in six years. The Pioneers’ landmark 2018 season followed a regular season in which Transylvania marched through the HCAC on the way to an 8-1 record and its first-ever outright regular-season title. The Pioneers tested their mettle by facing off against seven teams ranked in the top 25, including the eventual national champions. The grueling gauntlet refined the Pioneers for their most successful run in program history through HCAC conference play. In Barmore’s first season as head coach, individual accolades complemented team success; junior outside hitter Jordan Horne became the second straight Pioneer to capture HCAC Offensive Player of the 10

her collegiate coaching career at her alma mater, Georgetown College (Ky.), a NAIA Division I school in Georgetown, Kentucky where she served as the volleyball assistant coach from 2012 through 2014. Her role at Georgetown involved duties as the recruiting coordinator and designing strength and conditioning programs. Barmore also served as a volleyball assistant coach at Tates Creek High School in Lexington and Scott County High School in Georgetown. Barmore competed collegiately at Georgetown College from 2006 through 2010 as the team’s starting libero, culminating in Georgetown finishing as the national runner-up during her senior season in which she received All-American Honorable Mention honors. She holds the Georgetown program records for digs and aces. Barmore was a three-time All-District and Second Team All-State player at Louisville Male High School.


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Tyler Wills Assistant Coach

A native of Dubuque, Iowa, Wills joined Barmore as part of the Transylvania coaching staff in the summer of 2018.

Wills comes to Transylvania from NCAA Division III Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa, where he spent the past season as an assistant coach for the Beavers women’s volleyball team. In his role at Buena Vista, Wills served as recruiting coordinator, spearheading scouting operations, and assisting with player development. During the 2017 season with Buena Vista, the Beavers went 22-10, finishing as the runner-up in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament. Three players from his Buena Vista squad earned All-Conference honors in 2017. Prior to his tenure with Buena Vista, Wills spent two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the University of Louisville’s volleyball team under head coach Anne Kordes. While at Louisville, Wills was part of a coaching staff that led the Cardinals to a 2015 Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, and produced ACC Player of the Year, Setter of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and Coach of the Year honorees. During his first season at Louisville, the Cardinals went 24-7, advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. During his time in Louisville, Wills additionally coached for KIVA (Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Association), coaching U-17 teams for two seasons. Under Wills, those teams placed third and second, respectively at the AAU National Tournament in 2016 and 2017. Before embarking upon his volleyball coaching career, Wills was a standout volleyball player at NAIA Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, becoming a four-time AVCA All-American, a four-time All-Conference First Team selection, and a two-time conference player of the year. In 2014, Wills led Clarke to a third-place finish at the NAIA National Tournament. 11

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“Tyler has a bright future ahead of him in this profession and I am thrilled knowing what he will bring to this program,” adds Barmore.

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Tyler Wills is in his second season as the Transylvania Volleyball assistant coach.


TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

NCAA DIVISION III

Pioneers Coaching Staff

Maddie Kunkel Volunteer Assistant Coach Maddie Kunkel joins the Transylvania volleyball program for her first season as a Volunteer Assistant Coach for the 2019 season. Kunkel comes to Transylvania after recently completing a successful collegiate playing career at nearby NAIA Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, where she was part of a team which advanced to the national tournament in each year she played and included a trip to the Elite 8 round. Since graduating from Georgetown, Kunkel has continued to develop her all-around coaching credentials. She has served as a volleyball coach for the Kentucky Ohana Volleyball Academy (KOVA) since December 2017.

Darby Bourdon Volunteer Assistant Coach Darby Bourdon is in her first year on the Transylvania coaching staff for the 2019 season as a Volunteer Assistant. A four-year player for the Transylvania volleyball team from 2015 through 2018, Bourdon brings a winning pedigree as she joins the Pioneers in a new role. Along with her collegiate playing perspective, Bourdon brings an assortment of coaching experience to the Pioneers. Since November 2015, Bourdon has served as a National Team Volleyball Coach with the local Lexington United Volleyball Club. In this role, Bourdon has managed and coached a competitive travel team for eight-month spans. 12


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HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

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Danielle Puckett Alexis Schumann Hannah Talkers Kori Rudolph Karrington Jackson Abby Wills Joie Porter Taryn Glass Madie Buys Hadley Trenaman Sylvie Miller Lauren Herbert Sarah Shivley Jordan Horne Kailey Campbell Ellie Stigger Emmie Bender Addy Tonn Rian Boelter

Middle Blocker Libero Setter Libero Middle Blocker Defensive Specialist Outside Hitter MB/OH Setter Defensive Specialist Outside Hitter/DS Setter Defensive Specialist Right Side Hitter DS/L Middle Blocker Outside Hitter Middle Blocker DS/S

Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Soph. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr.

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Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station Union, Ky. / Beechwood Villa Hills, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy Cincinnati, Ohio / Seton Louisville, Ky. / Manual Waddy, Ky. / Shelby County Madisonville, Ky. / Hopkins Co. Central Louisville, Ky. / Central Burlington, Ky. / Cooper Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy Louisville, Ky. / Oldham Co. Florence, Ky. / Ryle Brighton, Co. / Brighton Louisville, Ky. / Male Louisville, Ky. / Butler Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart Academy Bowling Green, Ky. / Greenwood Crestwood, Ky. / South Oldham Hebron, Ky. / Conner

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2019 Volleyball Roster


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0 Danielle Puckett Fr. / Middle Blocker Lexington, Ky. / Bryan Station

5 Karrington Jackson Fr. / Outside Hitter Louisville, Ky. / Manual

8 Taryn Glass Sr. / MB - OH Louisville, Ky. / Central

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1 Alexis Schumann Jr. / Libero Union, Ky. / Beechwood

2 Hannah Talkers Sr. / Setter Villa Hills, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy

6 Abby Wills Sr. / Def. Specialist Waddy, Ky. / Shelby Co.

9 Madie Buys Fr. / Setter Burlington, Ky. / Cooper

3 Kori Rudolph Jr. / Def. Specialist Cincinnati, Ohio / Seton

7 Joie Porter Fr. / Outside Hitter Madisonville, Ky. / Hopkins Co. Central

12 Hadley Trenaman Sr. / Def. Specialist Louisville, Ky. / Christian Academy


14 Lauren Herbert Soph. / Def. Specialist Florence, Ky. / Ryle

15 Sarah Shivley Sr. / Def. Specialist - L Brighton, Colo. / Brighton

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13 Sylvie Miller Fr. / Def. Specialist - OH Louisville, Ky. / Oldham Co.

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17 Kailey Campbell Fr. / Def. Specialist- L Louisville, Ky. / Butler

20 Emmie Bender Fr. / Outside Hitter Bowling Green, Ky. / Greenwood

21 Addy Tonn Sr. / Middle Blocker Crestwood, Ky. / South Oldham

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16 Jordan Horne Sr. / Right Side Hitter Louisville, Ky. / Male

18 Ellie Stigger Jr. / Middle Blocker Louisville, Ky. / Sacred Heart Academy

22 Rian Boelter Sr. / Def. Specialist Hebron, Ky. / Conner

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2019

TRANSYLVANIA VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE AUGUST Fri. 30 Sat. 31 SEPTEMBER Tue. 3 Fri. 6 Sat. 7 Fri. 13 Sat. 14 Wed. 18 Sat. 21 Wed. 25 Sat. 28

vs Wittenberg @ Ohio Northern at Calvin at Ohio Northern

12:30 PM 1:00 PM 11:30 AM

Center 7:00 PM vs Covenent @ Berry 5:00 PM vs Rhodes @ Berry 7:00 PM vs Mary Hardin-Baylor @ Berry 11:00 AM vs Rhodes @ Berry 3:00 PM at Colorado Col (Pikes Peak) 5:00 PM vs Whitworth (Pikes Peak) 7:00 PM vs Birmingham So. (Pikes Peak) 1:00 PM Spalding 7:00 PM Ohio Weslyan 10:00 AM Marietta 2:00 PM at Maryville (Tenn.) 7:00 PM vs. Mount-Union @ Westerville, Oh. 2:00 PM

Sat. 28 Sun. 29

at Otterbein at Muskingum

4:00 PM 11:00 AM

OCTOBER Wed. 2 wSat. 5 Wed. 9 Sat. 12 Wed. 16 Sat. 19 Wed. 23 Sat. 26 Wed. 30

at Spalding Anderson (Ind.) * Earlham * at Bluffton * Hanover * Rose-Hulman * Franklin * at Defiance * vs Olivet @ Defiance Mt St Joseph*

7:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 5:30 PM 7:00 PM 2:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM

Manchester * HCAC Tournament

2:00 PM TBD

NOVEMBER Sat. 2 Tue. 5- Sun. 10

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