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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, KY NCAA DIVISION III

Nicole Dal Pozzo Lenoir City, Tenn.

Morgan Potts Union, Ky.

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, 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 2016 women’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........................................................................7-9-2 2015 HCAC Record...........................................................5-3-1 Lettermen Returning..............................................................17 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................2 Newcomers.................................................................................5 Starters Returning/Lost...................................................10/11

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 Soccer Staff

Head Coach..................................................................Luis Reis Record..........................................................................357-71-30 Assistant Coaches............Odie Guzman, Zach Meerkreebs Strength and Conditioning....................................Mike Caro Women’s Soccer Office Phone......................(859)-233-8194 Twitter...........................................................@TransyWSoccer

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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.......................................Parviz Zartoshty 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.


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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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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LEXINGTON,KY KY NCAA NCAADIVISION DIVISIONIII III LEXINGTON, TRANSYLVANIAUNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY TRANSYLVANIA

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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COACH OF THE YEAR AWARDS

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BACK TO BACK ORLC CHAMPIONS


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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NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Luis Reis

Pioneers Coaching Staff

Head Coach Luis Reis, one of the winningest active coaches in Division III women’s soccer, arrives to Transylvania for his first season as head coach in January 2017. Having spent the last 20 years of his coaching career lording over the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference with an annually extraordinary Lyons squad, Reis makes the big move to the Bluegrass aiming to bring his winning attitude to a Pioneers squad which has had a tradition of success. From 1997 through this past season, Reis guided his Wheaton squads to 357 wins and 30 draws against just 71 losses. Multiple editions of the Lyons experienced deep runs into the NCAA Postseason as Reis’s 2004 squad became his first team to reach the Final Four, capping off a string of three consecutive berths into the national quarterfinal round. Reis established a standard of excellence during his time in the NEWMAC as the Lyons qualified for the NCAA Tournament every season from 2000 through 2012. A native of Portugal who has made his home in the United States for now over 30 years, Reis has coupled his collegiate coaching experience with a collection of high-profile coaching endeavors in the New 10

England region at multiple levels. Reis was awarded the NSCAA New England Coach of the Year award after leading Wheaton to the Final Four in 2004; a year later, he served as the head coach of the Boston Renegades of the USL W-League which included USWMNT capholders Becky Sauerbrunn and Angela Hucles. In his time at Division III Wheaton, Reis pushed the Lyons to 13 NCAA Tournament appearances and seven conference championships. Other noteworthy numbers as a result of Reis’s handiwork include 19 consecutive postseason tournament appearances, eight seasons of 20 wins or better, and the second-longest conference unbeaten streak in NCAA history, either men’s or women’s. That particular streak spanned nine seasons and 91 matches from 2000 through 2008. Reis earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from California State University at East Bay, formerly known as California State University at Hayward, in 1991. In his junior season, he helped lead the 1989 team to the NCAA Division II Tournament Final Four. Reis was captain of the 1990 team. In 1995, he went on to play one season of professional soccer with the Boston Storm of the United States Interregional Soccer League (USISL). Born in Sao Miguel, Azores, Portugal, Reis attended Taunton High School,where he held the all-time goal scoring record (42 goals in three varsity seasons) for 11 years. Reis and his wife, Paula, reside in Lexington with son Samuel and twins Daniel and Natalie.


Pioneers Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach

Odie Guzman enters his first season as Transylvania women’s soccer assistant coach in 2016.

Goalkeepers Coach Zach Meerkreebs joins the Transylvania soccer programs for the 2016 season as goalkeeper coach. Meerkreebs specializes in developing and training goalkeepers for the Transylvania women’s and men’s soccer teams. Meerkreebs brings 20 years of playing experience to his goalkeeping specialist assignment for the Pioneers, including time spent in his playing days with the Colorado Soccer Association Olympic Development program. A native of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Meerkreebs played college soccer for NAIA Division II Indiana Wesleyan University.

Before his coaching tenure at Harding, Guzman spent three seasons at another Division II institution, Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, serving as an assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s soccer programs. In his final season in Lubbock, Guzman served as the assistant men’s soccer coach exclusively, while heading up the men’s junior varsity program. “What I bring to the Transylvania program is my ability to help the women’s team with their offensive movement and technical ability in the attack,” says Guzman. “Having played as a center midfielder my whole career, I will bring experience to help with the attacking third.” Guzman also holds a United States Soccer Federation National “C” coaching license.

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In his final season at Harding, Guzman’s Bisons ranked first in the Great American Conference in assists per game, total assists, overall goal differential, and second in shots, points, goals allowed, and goals against average.

Zach Meerkreebs

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Guzman comes to Lexington by way of Division II Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, his alma mater, where he served as head coach of the men’s soccer program for the last four years.

TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

Odie Guzman


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2016 Women’s Soccer Roster NO.

NAME.

POS.

CLASS.

HT.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 20

Sloan Cromwell Morgan Potts Cecilia Walton Kelli Padgett Megan Wall Brett Edwards Abby Van Bussum Darby Whelan Morgan Janes Erin Koch Noel Obata Bailey Browning Parrish Chew Danielle Blount Haley Blackburn Nicole Dal Pozzo Ellie New Charlotte Pruet Maddie Sjogren

GK GK D/M (L) D (L/R) D (R/C) D (C) D (C) M/F (R/L/C) DM (C) DM (C) AM/F (L/R/C) AM (R/L/C) D/M (L/R) D (L/R/C) D/M (L) D (C) F/AM (R/L/C) AM (L/R) F/M (L/R/C)

Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So. So. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So.

5-6 5-10 5-5 5-2 5-7 5-4 5-6 5-4 5-8 5-7 5-4 5-3 5-5 5-8 5-10 5-6 5-4 5-4 5-3

Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar Union, Ky. / St. Henry Bowling Green, Ky. / Bowling Green Waynesburg, Ky. / Boyle County Knoxville, Tenn. / West Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek Fishers, Ind. / Fishers Bardstown, Ky. / Nelson Co. Pee Wee Valley, Ky. / South Oldham Lebanon, Ky. / Marion County Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity Catholic Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek Lenoir City, Tenn. / Lenior City Fort Thomas, Ky. / Highlands Louisville, Ky. / Eastern Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Christian

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1 Morgan Potts Senior / Goalkeeper Union, Ky. / St. Henry

2 Cecilia Walton Sophomore / Defender Bowling Green, Ky. / Bowling Green

3 Kelli Padgett Sophomore / Defender Bowling Green, Ky. / Bowling Green

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0 Sloan Cromwell Freshman / Goalkeeper Lexington, Ky. / Dunbar

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8 Morgan Janes Junior / Midfielder Bardstown, Ky. / Nelson Co.

5 Brett Edwards Freshman / Defender Lexington, Ky. / Henry

9 Erin Koch Senior / Midfielder Pee Wee Valley, Ky. / South Oldham

6 Abby Van Bussum Junior / Defender Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek

10 Noel Obata Sophomore / Forward Lebanon, Ky. / Marion Co.

7 Darby Whelan Freshman / Defender Fishers, Ind. / Fishers

11 Bailey Browning Freshman / Midfielder Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Catholic

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4 Megan Wall Junior / Defender Knoxville, Tenn. / West


NCAA DIVISION III LEXINGTON, KY TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

12 Parrish Chew Sophomore / Defender Georgetown, Ky. / Scott Co.

16 Ellie New Junior / Forward Fort Thomas, Ky. / Highlands

13 Danielle Blount Freshman / Defender Atlanta, Ga. / Blessed Trinity Catholic

14 Haley Blackburn Sophomore / Defender Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek

15 Nicole Dal Pozzo Senior / Defender Lenoir City, Tenn. / Lenoir City

19 Charlotte Pruet Senior / Midfielder Louisville, Ky. / Eastern

20 Maddie Sjogren Sophomore / Forward Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Christian

21 Ally Barfield Sophomore / Goalkeeper Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay

22 Erin Snyder Senior / Forward Edgewood, Ky. / Dixie Heights

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23 Gabby Prevost Sophomore / Defender Knoxville, Tenn. / Knoxville Catholic

24 Brenna D’Amico Sophomore / Forward Independence, Ky. / Holy Cross


TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY LEXINGTON, KY NCAA DIVISION III

2016 Schedule Wed., Aug. 24 vs. Georgetown # Sat., Aug. 27 vs. Spalding # Fri., Sept. 2 at Carleton Sat., Sept. 3 at St. Catherine Wed., Sept. 7 vs. Centre Fri., Sept. 9 at Heidelberg Sat., Sept. 10 at Ohio Northern Sat., Sept. 17 at Sewanee Tue., Sept. 20 at Thomas More # Exhibition *HCAC Contest

5:00 pm 3:30 pm 1:00 pm 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 5:00 pm 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

Sat., Sept. 24 vs Ill. Wesleyan Sat., Oct. 1 at Rose-Hulman* Wed., Oct. 5 vs. Mt. St. Joseph* Sat., Oct. 8 vs. DeямБance* Wed., Oct. 12 at Hanover* Sat., Oct. 15 vs. Manchester* Wed., Oct. 19 vs. Franklin* Wed., Oct. 26 vs. Earlham* Sat., Oct. 29 at Bluffton*

2:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 1:00 pm 5:00 pm 1:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 15

Transylvania 2016-17 Women's Soccer Media Guide