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TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY

LEXINGTON, KY

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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, 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 38 Heartland Conference championships, more than 30 NCAA tournament appearances, 41 Coach of the Year awards and 46 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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QUICK FACTS

General Information

Athletic Administration

The 2015-16 women’s soccer media guide was designed and compiled by Sports Information Director Brandon Johnson and Assistant Director of Sports Information Shelby Dixon with photography by Chris Campbell, John Friedlein, Rey Au et. al.

Season Outlook and Review

2014-15 Record................................................................7-12-0 2014-15 HCAC Record.....................................................5-4-0 Lettermen Returning.............................................................13 Lettermen Lost..........................................................................7 Newcomers..............................................................................10 Starters Returning/Lost........................................................9/2

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.

Women’s Soccer Staff

Head Coach.......................................................Michael Fulton Record...........................................................138-61-15 HCAC Record................................................................72-16-2 Assistant Coach................................................Sydney Golden Strength and Conditioning....................................Mike Caro Soccer Office Phone........................................(859) 223-8194 Twitter..............................................................@transywsoccer

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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...............................Holly Sheilley Asst. AD of Compliance........................................Keith Cecil Assist. AD of Marketing...................................Kyle Dunaway Asst. AD of External Ops............................Parviz Zartoshty Sports Information Director......................Brandon Johnson Asst. Director of Sports Information..............Shelby Dixon Faculty Athletics Representative...........................Judy Jones Athletics Secretary....................................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..............................................................Seamus Carey Vice President of Athletics...............................Holly Sheilley Athletics Secretary....................................Diana Whitehouse Athletic Department Phone...........................(859 )233-8270 Address...................300 N. Broadway, Lexington, Ky. 40508 Website................................................www.transysports.com Twitter................................................................@TransySports


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 to4 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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Accounting Anthropology Art Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Chemistry:

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

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Classics Computer Science Economics Edu. Elementary: P-5 Edu. Middle Grades: 5-9 Educational Studies English Exercise Science French Language and Literature German Studies History International Affairs

Mathematics Music (Applied) Music Education 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

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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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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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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.

Nick 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.

LIBBY COLE 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 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.

Alaina White is in her tenth season as a member of the athletic training staff. She served five years as an assistant trainer before being named the head trainer in 2011. White holds a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Ohio University and a Master of Science in physical education with an emphasis in sports administration from Eastern Kentucky University. White has a special interest in soft tissue mobilization and hands-on rehabilitation, holding a certification in Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.

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Sports MEDICINE

ALAINA WHITE HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Libby Cole begins her second year with the Transylvania sports medicine staff in 2015-16 after two years at Division I Wight 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 master’s degree in physical education and sports management from Wright State in 2014

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Michael

Fulton

Head Coach

Michael Fulton is entering his 12th season as head coach at Transylvania University. Fulton has established the Transy women’s soccer program as one of the top programs in the Great Lakes Region. Since the Kentucky native came to Transy in 2004, the program has averaged 14 wins each season and qualified for the NCAA National Tournament five times. Prior to arriving at Transy, Fulton was the athletic director and head soccer coach at Midway College. His duties included managing the athletic department that fielded seven sports, as well as, coaching soccer. Fulton also served on the Executive Committee that governed the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC). Prior to becoming the athletic director and head soccer coach, he was the assistant coach from 1999-2000. Since becoming an NCAA DIII Institution, Fulton has compiled a 138-61-15 record overall and a 72-16-2 record in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) play. Transy has won three regular season championships and four HCAC tournament championships since 2004. Fulton became the first coach to reach 100 career wins with the program in 2011.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS • • • •

Winningest coach in Transylvania history 3 HCAC regular season championships 4 HCAC tournament championships 2006 HCAC Coach of the Yaer

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Since Fulton’s arrival the Pioneers have had 64 AllHCAC selections, 3 HCAC Freshmen of the year, one HCAC Defensive MVP, one HCAC Offensive MVP, four HCAC Tournament MVPs, 47 Academic All-HCAC selections, 15 Great Lakes All-Region selections, two Academic All-Americans, and two NSCAA All-Americans. Transy has also played in nine HCAC tournament championships. Fulton’s Pioneers made their fifth trip, in an eightyear span, to the NCAA Tournament in 2013. This was the programs first at-large bid, which they earned by going undefeated in Great Lakes Region play. From 2009-2012 Transy won three HCAC tournament championships and made three NCAA tournament appearances in four years. This remarkable run earned them conference, regional, and national honors on the field and in the classroom. Prior to 2009, the Pioneers won two HCAC regular season championships, and two HCAC tournament championships. In 2006, Fulton led Transy to a 16-2 record while earning HCAC Coach of the Year Honors and advancing to its first NCAA tournament appearance. Among his regular duties, Fulton has been coaching club soccer in Lexington since 1999. He also has coached for KY ODP, and been a Region II ODP Staff Coach. Fulton has served on regional committees and currently serves on the DIII National Committee for Women’s Soccer. Fulton graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor’s degree in sports management. In addition, Fulton holds a USSF A License, NSCAA National Diploma, and NSCAA GK Diplomas I and II.


Big South First Team honors in 2014. Golden was a four year starter for Paul L. Dunbar High School where she earned All-Region and All-City honors in each of her four seasons. Golden earned a degree in communication sciences and disorders with a minor in psychology from Radford in 2014.

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A four-year starter as a central defender, Golden helped the Highlanders to three Big South regular season conference championships and two conference tournament championships. She was an integral part of a defense that posted 46 shutouts during her career. Golden earned Big South Conference Tournament Team honors in her final three seasons, while also earning

Sydney

Golden Asst. Coach

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Golden is returning for her second season as an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team. Golden, a Lexington native, returned to her hometown after a successful playing career at Radford University.

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MEET the

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HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL

Union, Ky. / St. Henry Bowling Green, Ky. / Bowling Green Versailles, Ky. / Woodford Co. Knoxville, Tenn. / West Keller, Texas / Keller Central Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek Louisville, Ky. / Eastern Bardstown, Ky. / Nelson Co. Pee Wee Valley, Ky. / South Oldham Lebanon, Ky. / Marion County Cincinnati, Ohio / Clark Montessori Georgetown, Ky. / Scott County Knoxville, Tenn. / Bearden Lexington, Ky. / Tates Creek Lenoir City, Tenn. / Lenior City Fort Thomas, Ky. / Highlands Louisville, Ky. / Atherton Louisville, Ky. / Eastern Lexington, Ky. / Lexington Christian Lexington, Ky. / Henry Clay Edgewood, Ky. / Dixie Heights Knoxville, Tenn. / Knoxville Catholic Independence, Ky. / Holy Cross


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