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Julie Ward Dayton, Ohio

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Katherine Stachowski Springboro, Ohio

Emma Oliver Louisville, Ky.

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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 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 48 conference championships, more than 30 NCAA tournament appearances, 47 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

QUICK FACTS

The 2017 women’s lacrosse media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Justin Sweeney and Assistant Director of Sports Information Neal Settle

Season Outlook and Review

2016 Record..........................................................................13-4 2016 ORLC Record................................................................7-1 Lettermen Returning..............................................................12 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................5 Newcomers.................................................................................6 Starters Returning/Lost........................................................7/4

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.

Women’s Lacrosse Staff

Head Coach.....................................................Lauren Bickford Record..................................................................................48-42 Assistant Coach...................................................Katie Vautier Strength and Conditioning....................................Mike Caro Women’s Lacrosse Office Phone.................(859)-281-3562 Twitter.................................................................@TransyWLax

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Credits

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.

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

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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 Athletics Mission Statement Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 The Transylvania intercollegiate athletics program is Website.................................................www.transysports.com 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 Athletic Administration VP of Enrollment and Student Life..........Dr. Holly Sheilley Association (NCAA) Division III.


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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’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.

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 medcine staff and his first as the 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. 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

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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Pioneers Coaching Staff

Lauren Bickford Head Coach Lauren Bickford is in her third season at the helm of the Transylvania women’s lacrosse program. In her second season, the Pioneers experienced the winningest season in program history, going 13-4 overall and finishing in second place in the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference with a record of 7-1. The Pioneers against clinched a postseason berth, advancing to the ORLC semifinals. Among other achievements in the 201516 season, Bickford has overseen the emergence of ORLC Player of the Year and two-time ORLC First Team All-Conference player Rachel Harrison, twotime ORLC First Team All-Conference player Julie Ward, and ORLC Second Team All-Conference and Newcomer of the Year player Emma Oliver. In 2015-16, the Pioneers improved from a fourthplace finish to a second-place finish, marking the Pioneers’ highest finish in ORLC conference regular season play. In her first season, Bickford guided the Pioneers to a 6-3 record in Ohio River Women’s Lacrosse Conference play, giving Transy the first postseason berth in program history. Bickford also serves as Co-Advisor to Transylvania Athletics’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).

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Prior to joining Transylvania, Bickford 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, Bickford 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 post season berth in program history. 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, Bickford 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.


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Additionally, Vautier has served as a coach for the Chesapeake Club Lacrosse program in Annapolis for the past four years. “Katie shares the same vision and winning drive as our staff to bring Transylvania women’s lacrosse to the next level,” says Transylvania women’s lacrosse head coach Lauren Bickford of Vautier’s addition. Vautier completed a decorated career at Division III York College (Pa.) of the Capital Athletic Conference in 2013. During her four-year career with the Spartans, the former defender was a 2013 IWLCA second-team All-American, and was named to the All-Capital Athletic Conference First Team in her last three seasons with York.

Vautier brings a defensive pedigree to the program to help bolster a Pioneers team which led the Ohio River Lacrosse Conference in goalsagainst average in 2016 with 7.98 goals allowed per game. Over her playing career, Vautier led York during her final two years in ground balls and caused turnovers, and ranked second on the team in draw controls. She stands atop the York record books in career caused turnovers. The defender played a key part in York’s annual success as the Spartans were a top-20 ranked team for her final two years, culminating in the Spartans reaching the Sweet 2016 in her senior season. The former York standout attained her Master’s Degree in Forensic Science from Towson University in Maryland in the spring of 2016.

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Katie Vautier joined the Women’s Lacrosse coaching staff in August 2016. Vautier comes to the Pioneers program from Annapolis, Maryland, where she most recently served as both an assistant coach at Annapolis High School and head Junior Varsity coach for the program.

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Assistant Coach

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Katie Vautier


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2016 Women’s Lacrosse Roster NO.

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Julia Ward Attack Katie Smith Midfielder Kate Winkelmeyer Attack Katherine Stachowski Defender Emily Jackson Defender McKayla Madden Defender Brianna McCulley Midfielder Emma Oliver Midfielder Maddie Lefler Midfielder Alexis Rubin Attack Harper Zeitz Defender Kelsey McCoy Attack Natalie Hendrix Attack Sarah Schultz Defender Lindsey Jenkins Attack Hannah Fouts Attack Bailee Stevens Midfielder Mackenzie Dent Goalkeeper

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HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

Dayton, Ohio / Chaminade-Julienne Louisville, Ky / Ballard Pasadena, Md. / Old Mill Springboro, Ohio / Springboro Lakeside Park, Ky / Notre Dame Academy Maineville, Ohio / Kings Milford, Ohio / Milford Louisville, Ky. / Ballard Shelbyville, Ky. / Collins Louisville, Ky. / Atherton Louisville, Ky. / Eastern Cordsville, Ind / Bishop Chatard Louisville, Ky. / Ballard Harrison, Ohio / Mother of Mercy Marietta, Ga. / Sprayberry Louisville, Ky. / Assumption Cloverdale, IN / Cloverdale Alpharetta, Ga. / Johns Creek


4 Kate Winkelmeyer Junior Attack Pasadena, Md. / Old Mill

6 Katherine Stachowski Junior Defender Springboro, Ohio / Springboro

8 Emily Jackson Freshman Defender Lakeside Park, Ky. / Notre Dame Academy

11 McKayla Madden Freshman Defender Maineville, Ohio / Kings

12 Brianna McCulley Freshman Midfielder Milford, Ohio / Milford

13 Emma Oliver Sophomore Midfielder Louisville, Ky. / Ballard

14 Maddie Lefler Sophomore Midfielder Shelbyville, Ky. / Collins

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3 Katie Smith Freshman Midfielder Louisvile, Ky. / Ballard

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2 Julia Ward Junior Attack Dayton, Ohio / Chaminade-Julienne

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15 Alexis Rubin Sophomore Attack Louisville, Ky. / Atherton

16 Harper Zeitz Freshman Defender Louisville, Ky. / Eastern

17 Kelsey McCoy Junior Attack Cordsville, Ind. / Bishop Chatard

19 Natalie Hendrix Senior Attack Louisville, Ky. / Ballard

20 Sarah Schultz Sophomore Defender Harrison, Ohio / Mother of Mercy

21 Lindsey Jenkins Sophomore Attack Marietta, Ga. / Sprayberry

22 Hannah Fouts Freshman Attack Louisville, Ky. / Assumption

33 Bailee Stevens Sophomore Midfielder Cloverdale, Ind. / Cloverdale

57 Mackenzie Dent Sophomore Goalkeeper Alpharetta, Ga. / Johns Creek

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