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General Information

Bulldog Coaching Staff

Media Information ..................................................................................................................2 Primary Media Outlets ..........................................................................................................3

Head Coach..................................................................Matt Kern

Season Preview

Overall/years .................................................. 8-25-4/Third Year

Outlook ................................................................................................................................. 4-5

............................................................................ (Hartwick, 1988) at Asheville .................................................157-102-23/20 years


Conference ............................................................................2-6-0

David Parra ................................................................................................................................6 Bobby Castro ............................................................................................................................7 Sam Rossabi ...............................................................................................................................8 Rob May .....................................................................................................................................9 Kenneth Lingerfelt..................................................................................................................10 Hans Lohmeyer ......................................................................................................................11 Dan Jackson/Alex Chu ..........................................................................................................12 Stabler Cochrane/Quentin Reynolds.................................................................................13 Joey Cutting/A.J. Iiames .........................................................................................................14 Paul Egle/Patrick Phillip .........................................................................................................15 Mick Giordano/Zak Davis ....................................................................................................16 Newcomers ......................................................................................................................17-20

Assistant Coach ........................................................ Joe Burnett ............................................................(UNC Greensboro, 2009)

2011 Team Information 2011 Record....................................................................... 4-12-3 2011 Big South Record/Finish ................................... 3-5-1/8th Starters Returning/Lost ........................................................ 6/5 Letterwinners Returning/Lost .......................................... 12/10

Soccer Support Staff

Coaching Staff Head Coach Matt Kern .......................................................................................................21 Assistant Coach Joe Burnette ............................................................................................22 Assistant Coach Shane Weems ...........................................................................................23

Athletic Trainer .......................................... James Westfall, ATC Athletics Communication ........................................Mike Gore

2011 Season Stats .................................................................................................................24 2011 Big South Final Standings ..........................................................................................25 Big South Tournament History ..........................................................................................26 Game Records ........................................................................................................................27 Team Records .........................................................................................................................28 Year-by-Year Leaders .............................................................................................................29 All-Time Letterwinners ..................................................................................................30-31 All-Time Results ...............................................................................................................32-33 UNC Asheville Hall of Fame ................................................................................................36 The Big South Conference.............................................................................................37-38 The Big South Network .......................................................................................................39

Capacity................................................................................. 1,000

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The University of North Carolina Asheville .............................................................40-43 Dr. Anne Ponder, Chancellor ...............................................................................................44 Janet R. Cone Director of Athletics/Senior Administrator for University Enterprises .............45-46 Support Staff ....................................................................................................................47-48 Head Coaches .......................................................................................................................49 Rocky .......................................................................................................................................50 NCAA .....................................................................................................................................51 The Bulldog Athletics Association .....................................................................................52

Press Box Phone ...............................................(828) 545-1121

Message To Media This edition of the 2012 UNC Asheville Soccer media guide has been prepared for you as you cover the Bulldogs during the season. For additional information, photographs, interviews with players and coaches, please contact Matt


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Credits Designer: Matt Pellegrin Editor Mike Gore Photographers: Brett Whitsell, Blake Madden, Todd Drexler

UNC ASHEVILLE MISSION STATEMENT UNC Asheville is a selective, public liberal arts institution. UNC Asheville’s Intercollegiate Athletics Program reflects the attitudes and values underlying the University’s overall mission: academic excellence, diversity, equity, integrity, service, and accomplishment. The UNC Asheville athletics program contributes to this liberal arts culture in two ways. First, athletics programs foster a sense of community and pride by fielding NCAA Division I teams and developing talented student-athletes who successfully represent UNC Asheville in competition and reflect the University’s commitment to overall excellence. Accordingly, the athletics program encourages an atmosphere of respect for self and others through the development of ethical conduct, sportsmanship, leadership, and citizenship and provides equitable opportunities for all students and staff, including women, minorities and indivduals of all sexual identities. Second, the program provides an additional campus experience for capable students to grow and develop academically, personally, socially, and athletically. This experience promotes institutional commitment and pride on the part of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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MEDIA INFORMATION COVERING THE BULLDOGS The Office of Athletics Communication produces stories, pertinent notes about upcoming games, and cumulative statistics, all of which are available at, the on-line home of Bulldog athletics.

Interview Policy:The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication and the women’s soccer coaching staff are eager to assist the media with player and coach interview requests. Please contact the Office of Athletics Communication for all player interviews. On the road, please make coach interview arrangements through the Athletics Commincation representative for that sport. Players will not be available for interviews on days of games until the completion of the contest. Your cooperation is appreciated. Media Guides: UNC Asheville will not print media guides to assist in the department’s cost-containment efforts. The Athletics Communications Office will provide the same material it has in the past through on-line supplements and enhanced notes packages.


Video Streaming: UNC Asheville will once again video stream all of its home soccer matches live on This is a pay per view service. Archives of each broadcast will be available the day after each match. For match highlights or more information video of matches please contact Matt Pellegrin

Press Passes: Please contact the UNC Asheville Athletics Communication Office as early as possible for press passes. Passes will be mailed if time permits. Broadcasts: There are no phone lines at the Greenwood Field for radio and internet broadcasts. If you would like to broadcast a game please call well in advance to see what arrangements can be made. Photographers: Photo passes are limited to working press photographers. All photo requests should be made as early as possible to the Office of Athletics Communication. Services: The UNC Asheville Office of Athletics Communication will provide programs, notes and updated statistics at every home soccer match. After the match, each media member will receive a box score of the match.

Athletics Media Communications Mike Gore Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs / Soccer Contact Office Phone: (828) 251-6923 Cell Phone: (828) 215-6387 Email:

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communication Office Phone: (828) 251-6931 Cell Phone: (828) 545-1121 Email: Office Fax: (828) 251-6386 Web Site: Mailing Address: One University Heights Justice Center, CPO #2600 Asheville, N.C. 28804


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Location: Asheville, North Carolina Enrollment: 3,700 Founded: 1927 Nickname: Bulldogs Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big South Colors: Royal Blue and White Arena (Capacity): Greenwood Field (300) Chancellor: Dr. Anne Ponder Faculty Representative: Dr. Herman Holt Director of Athletics: Janet R. Cone Associate Athletics Director of Internal Affairs and Compliance: Terri Brne Associate Athletics Director of External Affairs: Mike Gore Athletics Business Manager: Judith Bohan Director of Marketing: Erin Punter Spence Ticket Manager: Harmon Turner Ticket Office Phone: (828) 251-6904



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Young Bulldog Squad Looking To Make A Name The UNC Asheville men’s soccer team played 10 one-goal matches in 2011 DEFENSE and only won three of them. The Bulldogs hope to reverse that trend in 2012. The Bulldogs were hit hard by graduation in the back but return some talented returnees and have some newcomers who could make an impact. Asheville was a very competitive team a year ago but finished with a 4-12-3 overall record. The Bulldogs took top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill to overtime before falling and earned road wins over Big South Conference foes Radford and Winthrop.Throw in three ties, and Matt Kern’s club was so close to having a winning season. “We were close to having a pretty good season,” admitted Kern. “We had 10 one-goal matches and three ties. A goal here, a goal there, and the record is a lot better. “What we’re looking for in 2012 is simply to score a few more goals and give up a few less goals,” added Kern. “We want to score around 25 goals and only give up on average a goal a match. If we can do that, then I believe we can have a pretty good season.”


Asheville will have some work to do to replace the scoring it produced in 2011. The Bulldogs’ top two goal scorers – Jake Hagedorn (8) and Bryan George (5) – accounted for 13 of the Blue & White’s 21 goals. Both have graduated along with All-Conference goalkeeper Lassi Hurskainen. Kern’s club graduated eight seniors from last year. “We graduated a great deal of skill on the field along with leadership,” declared Kern. “The cupboard isn’t bare, but we’re going to need our returning players and newcomers to step up and make a difference right away. “And I’m confident we can be better this year,” added Kern. “We have a nice core of leadership returning, plus we believe we have some talented newcomers coming into the program who are ready to make an impact.” GOALKEEPER

Bobby Castro Junior Bobby Castro will anchor Asheville’s defense in the back in 2012. Castro will serve as the Bulldogs’ captain this season and after enjoying an excellent summer playing club soccer.

The Bulldogs will miss Hurskainen, who was a four-year starter for Asheville and completed his career as the Big South’s all-time leader in saves with 408. “Bobby is quite versatile and can play anywhere,” admitted Kern. “He’ll play His 11 shutouts are second best in school history. In three of his four years in the center of our defense and will be a big presence for us this year.” with the Bulldogs, Hurskainen played every minute of every match during that particular season. Joining Castro in the back will be junior Hans Lohmeyer. He has improved with each season and will be counted on more in 2012. But Asheville has some options in 2012. Start with sophomore Dan Jackson. He backed up Hurskainen last season and played in the Bulldogs exhibition “Hans is a good simple player who always seems to find his way in the matches. Jackson was Asheville’s starter in the spring. lineup,” declared Kern. “He’s someone who can play in the midfield or as a central defender.” “Dan had a good spring for us,” explained Kern. “He is a good communicator and has quick reflexes. Dan has the potential to be an excellent goal- Sophomore Quentin Reynolds earned some experience last season and will keeper.” be counted on this year.

Colgate transfer Zak Davis is one of two newcomers who will compete for “Quentin is another player who can play multiple positions,” explained Kern. playing time in goal. Davis is a native of Baltimore who didn’t play at Colgate “He’s a great athlete who plays hard when he’s in the game.” last year but was part of a program that went to the NCAA Tournament. Sophomore Alex Chu didn’t play last season but will get a chance to be on “Zak is 6-1 and is quite strong,” commented Kern. “He comes from a great the pitch in 2012. club program in Baltimore. Zak may have not played at Colgate last year but he was a part of a team that won a championship and played in the NCAA “Alex played every minute in the spring and proved to be a good communiTournament. He’ll battle for playing time this year.” cator,” said Kern. “He just needs some more game experience, and he’ll be able to make a big contribution.” Freshman Jaron Bradley enjoyed a spectacular prep and club career in Charlotte. Sophomore A.J. Iiames played 14 matches and started 10 times as a freshman. He did a solid job in the back but his status is questionable for this year. “Jaron is used to playing at a high level of soccer,” admitted Kern. “He’s good Iiames suffered an injury and may not be back this year. with his feet and has soft hands. Jaron will push for time along with Dan and Zak.” “We’re just going to have to see if A.J. can play this year,” admitted Kern. “He played well as a freshman last season.” Kern believes the goalkeeper spot is in good shape for 2012. The newcomers start with junior transfer Mick Giordano. The Greenville, “You can’t replace Lassi. He was a tremendous player and leader,” said Kern. N.C., native played at Greensboro College in 2009 before moving to Char“However, I think we’re going to be fine here this season. The three goal- lotte in 2010. Giordano didn’t play for the 49ers before coming to Asheville keepers we have are talented and going to do a great job.We have some real last year. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he had to sit out last season. options here this season.” “We’re glad to have Mick,” declared Kern. “He didn’t play in the spring, but he trained with us and we liked what we saw from him. Mick will play as an outside back this season. He’s a player who does a good job keeping the ball 4

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and then knows when to make a pass.” Asheville has two freshmen who will get serious looks from the coaching staff for playing time this year. Erik Casterline joins the Blue & White after a stellar club and prep career in High Point. “Erik is a great two-way player who is quite comfortable playing in the back,” stated Kern. “We’re looking at him as a right back and someone who can make an immediate impact.” Cole Schwietering will be Asheville’s tallest player this year at 6-3. He’s from Fuquay-Varina, N.C. “Cole is another player we’ve signed with great high school and club experience,” said Kern. “His height (6-3) is a real asset, and we’re confident he’ll compete for a starting spot right away as a freshman.” MIDFIELD The Bulldogs return a nice mixture of experience and newcomers in the midfield. Start with junior Rob May. The Asheville native transferred to the Bulldog program last year after spending a year at national power Charlotte. He started for Asheville in the midfield, and Kern expects even more this year from the former Roberson standout.

David Parra

Junior Sam Rossabi has been a steady player for the Blue & White during Andrew Sotak enjoyed a great prep and club career in Fuquay-Varina, N.C. his career. as a high school teammate of classmate Cole Schwietering. “We were really pleased with Sam this spring as he did a great job in our “Andrew has a lot to offer,” admitted Kern. “He’s had a superb youth career matches,” explained Kern. “He is one of the hardest-working players I’ve and is used to playing at a high level of competition. Andrew is a good server, ever been associated with. We think Sam is ready to have a big junior year.” but he’s quite capable of scoring a lot of goals, as well.” Stabler Cochrane didn’t play last season due to injuries. He did play in the FORWARD spring and made an impression on Kern. The Bulldogs appear to have some good talent returning up front plus some “Stabler played well for us in the spring and scored some goals,” said Kern. dynamic newcomers who could make this area a position of strength for “We’re looking for similar production from him this year.” Asheville in 2012. Senior David Parra has enjoyed some solid moments for the Bulldogs during Asheville native Kenneth Lingerfelt produced a solid sophomore campaign in his career and should be one of Asheville’s senior leaders this year. However, 2011 with two goals and two assists. The Bulldogs hope for more in 2012. he’s dealing with some injuries, and his health will be an ongoing concern in 2012. “We’re looking for Kenneth to have a breakout season this year,” explained Kern. “He has a knack for putting the ball into the back of the net. We just “If David is healthy and ready to go, he’ll be a key player for us this season,” need to keep him healthy this season.” admitted Kern. “He’s a versatile player who we can play anywhere on the field and be effective. But David didn’t play in the spring, and we just have to Sophomore Paul Egle can play as a central midfielder or as a striker. He see how healthy he is this season.” played in 15 matches last season and started in all of them.


Kyle Lohn comes to Asheville via Union Academy in Indian Trail, N.C. “Rob is only going to be better this season after a year under his belt,” declared Kern. “We’re going to look to him to score more this year and be on “Kyle is physically quite strong and a hard worker,” said Kern. “He has the the attack more.” engine to always look to move forward and get into an attack mode.”

Patrick Phillip didn’t play much last fall as he appeared in four matches. In the “Paul will see playing time in both places this year,” said Kern. “He’s our best spring, Phillip played much more and impressed the Bulldog coaching staff. true passer and is fantastic in the open field. We’re looking for a big season from Paul.” “Patrick showed his potential last spring and performed quite well,” said Kern. “He plays well in tight spaces and is strong with the ball. We just need The Bulldogs have added a local high school All-American to the mix up to get Patrick some game experience, and he’ll help us.” front in Trey Hemphill.The Roberson HS product enjoyed an amazing career for the Rams. He earned All-American status last season by scoring 30 goals Joey Cutting is a sophomore who played in six matches in 2011. as a senior. “Joey is a good possession player,” stated Kern. “He played as a central mid- “We’re pretty excited that Trey chose UNC Asheville to continue his playing fielder last year, and we expect him to play there this season, as well.” career,” commented Kern. “He’s a fun player to watch. Trey can score goals, and he can also set up goals as a passer. He’s very crafty and creative with Three talented freshmen will jockey for playing time in 2012. the ball.” Texas native Emil Gonzalvez comes to Asheville via an old Bulldog friend. He Rayon Gibbs is a freshman striker from Mississippi whom Kern is excited played at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota for long-time Bulldog head coach about. Steve Cornish. Shattuck is one of the top prep programs in the nation. “Rayon is an excellent attacker,” said Kern. “He’s a player who likes to run “We’re really excited about Emil coming into our program,” declared Kern. at other players and will have good chemistry teaming up with Kenneth “He’ll be our only left-footed player and can play in the back, as well. Emil Lingerfelt.” played for Steve Cornish on a very high level. He is very, very good with the ball, and he’ll see some playing time this season.”

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MF • 6-1 • SR • THE WOODLANDS, TX Overview: Talented senior midfielder from Houston who made an immediate impact for the Bulldogs in 2009...earned a spot on the Big South All-Freshman team...attended the same high school, The Woodlands, as former Bulldog assistant coach Greg Garrison...first name is pronounced Duhvead 2011: Earned 15 starts on the year and played in 17 matches...scored in close loss to Campbell (10-22)...took 11 shots. 2010: Played in six matches and started one time...started first match of season vs. IUPUI (9-3). 2009: Played in all 20 matches and started 17 times...scored goal vs. High Point (10-3)...fired 15 shots on the season. Before UNC Asheville: Earned second team all-district honors as a junior and senior at Woodlands...led team to district and area championship plus berth in regional title game as a senior...also played for Texas Rush Soccer Club where he was captain of the team last season...helped lead Texas Rush to three championships during his career.


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BOBBY CASTRO D • 5-8 • JR • CARY, N.C. Overview: Talented junior defender from Cary, N.C...Bobby is a player who has really improved with each season... should be a key player for the Bulldogs in 2012.

2010: Earned eight starts and appeared in 18 matches... took 16 shots...tallied first career goal vs.VMI (10-23)...had three shots at Longwood (10-2)...started final five matches of the season. Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout career for Middle Creek where he was named All-Conference and AllRegion as a MVP as a senior...scored seven goals and had two assists senior season...earned All-Conference honors as a sophomore...helped lead Middle Creek to state playoffs three times during his career...helped lead club team to 32-5-6 record in 2009-10...92 TFC Navy was a North Carolina finalist in the spring and was the regular-season champion in the Premier League...ranked sixth in the Premier League in scoring with five goals and 13 points.

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2011: Played in all 19 matches and earned 18 starts...fixture in the back and helped lead a defense that posted three shutouts with two in Big South Conference play...took four shots on the season and picked up one assist on game-tying goal at Appalachian State (9-27).




Overview: Hard-working junior midfielder who could be an impact player for UNC Asheville in 2012.


2011: Started twice and competed in 14 matches...fired four shots durng the season...picked up his first collegiate point on an assist vs. College of Charleston (9-11). 2010: Played in 14 matches and earned 11 starts...took three shots on the season with one against Belmont (919), USC Upstate (9-22) and one in home loss to Wofford (10-30). Before UNC Asheville: Attended Green Hope HS and as a senior helped lead team to state championship game... played club ball for TFC Navy and that team advanced to state finals last spring.

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ROB MAY MF • 5-9 • JR • ASHEVILLE, N.C. Overview: Talented transfer from Charlotte who stepped in and made an impact for the UNC Asheville program right away...will be a key player for the Bulldogs in 2012 and should compete for Big South All-Conference honors.

Charlotte: Played in just two matches for the 49ers...played the two matches in 2010 and red-shirted in 2009. T.C. Roberson: Earned All-State honors as a junior and a senior...three-time All-Region selection as he scored 50 goals and dished out 43 assists in his career...three-time All-MAC Conference selection who earned league Player of the Year honors as a senior...played an integral role in helping TC Roberson win 83 games and two MAC Conference championships during his four-year career...ODP Regional Pool Player...played club soccer for the Highland Football Club.

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2011: Earned 17 starts and played in all 19 matches...fourth on club in shots taken with 19...scored one goal and had one assist...first collegiate goal came at Winthrop (10-12) that sealed 2-0 victory over the Eagles...picked up assist in 3-0 victory over Brevard (9-19).




Overview: Junior from Asheville who has stepped up and become a key player the Bulldogs up front...named to Big South All-Freshman team in 2010...should compete for AllConference honors in 2012. 2011: Stated in eight matches and played in 15 games...finished the year third on the club in scoring with two goals, two assists and six points...scored first goal of the year in 3-0 win over Brevard (9-19)...tallied game-winning goal in Bulldog triumph at Winthrop (10-12)...earned first career assist vs. Campbell (10-22)...also had assist in 4-2 victory over Presbyterian College (11-5)...had 13 shots on the season with five on target. 2010: Played in all 18 matches and started 11 times...scored game-tying goal at ETSU (9-25)...fired 19 shots on the season...had two shots in five different matches. Before UNC Asheville: Earned all-conference honors in 2009 for Asheville after scoring 20 goals and dishing out 14 assists...helped lead the Cougars to 17 wins and berth in the 3-A state playoffs...named to all-state and all-region team...was the 2008 Asheville-Citizen Times Player of the Year.


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HANS LOHMEYER D • 5-11 • JR • GIBSONVILLE, N.C. Overview: Versatile player who can play in the back or as a midfielder...earned valuable playing experience in 2010 and became a starter for the Bulldogs as a sophomore.

2010: Appeared in six matches and started final three games of the season...took two shots during the year. Before UNC Asheville: Played at Page HS where he helped lead school to 4-A state championship as a senior...tallied seven goals and had 13 assists senior season...earned allconference honors...junior year played in back and scored seven goals...played club soccer for Developmental Academy in Greensboro where he scored five goals in 2010... led Development Academy to state championship game in 2009.

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2011: Played in 17 matches and earned 14 starts..took one shot on the season.




GK • 5-11 • SO • CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Overview: Did not play as a freshman as he backed up AllConference goalkeeper Lassi Hurskainen who played every minute of every match for the Bulldogs...played in exhibition games and in the spring...will compete for starting job in 2012. 2011: Did not play

Before UNC Asheville: Went to East Chapel Hill HS and played for head coach Zach Haines... All Conference player his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons...earned AllRegion honors junior and senior seasons...played his club soccer for Jeff Negalha and the Triangle United 93 Gold team...was selected to play in the East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro and the Clash of the Carolinas in Charleston, S.C.


ALEX CHU D • 5-11 • SO • CHARLOTTE, N.C. Overview: Did not play last year but should compete for playing time in the back this season...enjoyed great prep and club career in Charlotte. 2011: Did not play.


Before UNC Asheville: Played his soccer at South Mecklenburg High School under head coach Jim Lynch...named to the SW 4A All-Conference team and the All-Region team in his senior season...played for Charlie McGinty and the Charlotte Soccer Academy.

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STABLER COCHRANE MF • 5-11 • SO • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Overview: Midfielder from Winston-Salem who did not play in 2011 but should compete for playing time this year. 2011: Did not play

Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout career at West Forsyth HS where he played for head coach Scott Bilton... earned All-Conference, All-Region and All-County honors his senior year...played his club soccer for Scott Brittsan and a successful NC Fusion Elite team.



QUENTIN REYNOLDS D • 6-0 • SO • APEX, N.C. Overview: Sophomore defender who should compete for starting spot in the back this year...played for very good prep and club program in Raleigh area.

Before UNC Asheville: Joined the Asheville program from Holly Springs HS where he played for head coach Davi Lanuti...played for the highly competitive FVAA Flash and Henry Gutierrez at the club level.

2011: Played in eight matches and started twice.

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Overview: Local product from Tuscola High School... worked hard last season and in the spring and should give Bulldogs some depth in the midfield.

Before UNC Asheville: Played under head coach Erik Melville and was the team MVP and Haywood County Player of the Year in 2010..voted to the AAC All-Conference team and All Region WNC team his junior and senior seasons.

2011: Came off the bench in six different matches for Asheville.


A.J. IIAMES D • 6-0 • SO • RALEIGH, N.C. Overview: Sophomore defender who worked hard and became a starter for much of his freshman season...enjoyed standout prep career at Broughton HS in Ben played at Big South school Campbell. 2011: Earned 10 starts for the Blue & White and played in 14 contests...took four shots with one on goal.


Before UNC Asheville: Played for Izzy Hernandez at Broughton...senior year scored eight goals and had 10 assists...junior campaign had four goals and eight assists... helped lead Broughton to four consecutive conference tournament championships and three straight regular-season titles...led team to 16-8-2 record.

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F • 6-1 • SO • ASHEVILLE, N.C. Overview: Sophomore striker from local prep power T.C. Roberson...showed real promise as a freshman and should be one of the Bulldogs most dangerous forwards as a sophomore.



2011: Started and played in 15 matches...took eight shots on the year with five on goal...earned first collegiate point vs. Brevard (9-19) when he assisted on a goal by Kenneth Lingerfelt.

Before UNC Asheville: Played for four years at Roberson under head coach Rob Wilcher...named Asheville CitizenTimes All-WNC Soccer Player of the Year in 2009...also named to the NCSCA All Region and All State teams three out of four years of his high school career, once with a 3A school (2008) and twice with a 4A school (2009, 2010)... played for Craig Conger and the North Mecklenburg U.S. Development Academy Team.

PATRICK PHILLIP MF • 5-10 • SO • DRIPPING SPRINGS, TX Overview: Sophomore midfielder from Texas who picked up experience as a freshman and should get more playing time in 2012. 2011: Competed in four matches as a freshman.

Before UNC Asheville: A three-year varsity player at Dripping Springs HS in Texas..earned honorable mention All-District honors as a junior, and was named to the AllDistrict Second Team and the Academic All-District Team as a senior.

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MF • 5-9 • JR • GREENVILLE, N.C. Overview: Transfer who had to sit out last season due to NCAA transfer rules...began college career at Greensboro College before transferring to Charlotte where he did not play...played for the Bulldogs last spring...talented midfielder who could make a difference for UNC Asheville in 2012.

Before UNC Asheville: Played one season at Greensboro College (2009) where he played both as a midfielder and defender...played four years of soccer at D.H. Conley HS where he was an All-Conference selection for three consecutive years...also played wide receiver and kicker on the football team...played on the 90 OCSA Coastal Crew Club team.


GK • 6-1 • SO • BALTIMORE, MD Overview: Sophomore goalkeeper who transfers into UNC Asheville from Colgate...will compete for playing time in goal...did not play at Colgate but was a member of a team that won the Patriot League and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Before UNC Asheville: Attended Boys Latin School in Baltimore...was a two-year captain in his junior and senior seasons...recorded 21 shutouts in his career, seven of which were his senior season...named his team’s Most 16

Valuable Player in 2009...his team won the MIAA B Conference Championship his sophomore year...was selected to the 2009 and 2010 All-MIAA B Conference teams...played in the U.S. Soccer Developmental Academy with Baltimore Bays Chelsea...also lettered in hockey and team won the MIAA B Conference Championship his freshman year...participated in the Coaches Cup for Teamwork and Leadership...member of the National Honor Society, the Laker Corps and was the Student Body President.

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TREY HEMPHILL F • 5-9 • FR • ASHEVILLE, N.C. Overview: Local player from prep power T.C. Roberson... striker who could make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs in Mark played soccer at Appalachian State with brother Mike playing at UNC Greensboro...father David played baseball at Florida State.

Before UNC Asheville: Senior year named as NSCAA High School All-American, All-South, All-Region, All-State and Asheville Citizen-Times WNC Player of the Year... played club soccer for North Meck Soccer Academy.




MF • 5-11 • FR • INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. Overview: Freshman midfielder from Indian Trail, N.C.... played club soccer for Charlotte United Futbol and played high school soccer at Union Academy.

Before UNC Asheville: Named All-Conference and All-Region in 2010...tabbed as the Charlotte United Player of the Year in 2010...also earned a spot on Region III pool team.

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Overview: Texas native who played for former Bulldog men’s coach Steve Cornish at Shattuck-St. Mary’s School in Minneosta...can play in the back and in midfield.

Before UNC Asheville: Helped lead Shattuck to 2011 Minnesota State championship...named to Region III Pool tea, in 2010...earned Forza FC Player of the Year honors in 2009 while playing in Austin, Texas.


ANDREW SOTAK MF • 5-8 • FR • FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. Overview: Joins Bulldog program along with high school and club teammate Cole Schwietering...can play both up front and in midfield...father John Sotak played college football at Clemson.


Before UNC Asheville: Attended high school at Fuquay Varina where he earned All-State honors as a senior and was named Offensive MVP...played club soccer for USSDA NC Fusion.

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JARON BRADLEY GK • 6-0 • FR • CHARLOTTE, N.C. Overview: Freshman goalkeeper from Charlotte who will compete for starting spot right away.



Before UNC Asheville: Senior year attended Hough HS in Charlotte and prior to that, went to North Mecklenburg HS for three years...selected to play in 2012 Carolinas Clash Game in Charleston, S.C. which pits the top prep players from North and South Carolina...named to All-State team in 2011 and earned All-Conference and All-Region honors from 2009-11...played club soccer for USSDA Charlotte Soccer Academy.

COLE SCHWIETERING D • 6-3 • FR • FUQUAY-VARINA, N.C. Overview: Freshman defender from Fuquay-Varina, N.C.... joins Bulldogs roster along with high school teammate Andrew Sotak.

Before UNC Asheville: Played at Fuquay-Varina HS and was named to All-Conference and All-Region team as a junior and senior...excellent student...played club soccer for USSDA NC Fusion.

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Overview: Freshman defender from High Point, N.C. who will have a chance to play right away for the Bulldogs.

Before UNC Asheville: Played at Southwest Guilford in High Point and was a member of the USSDA N.C. Fusion team...named team defensive MVP at Southwest and served as co-captain senior year...earned All-Conference, All-Region honors...named Honorable Mention All-State... during club ball, he helped his team qualify for Finals Week 2011 in Milwaukee on the way to a final national ranking of sixth.


RAYON GIBBS F • 5-11 • FR • LAUREL, MS Overview: Mississippi product who can play either up front or in midfield.


Before UNC Asheville: Attended West Jones HS in Laurel, Miss....All-Star selection as a senior...named to All-District team and District MVP following senior year...earned AllDistrict honors all four years he played in high school... excellent student...played club soccer for Central Jackson Soccer Organization

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MATT KERN HEAD COACH • THIRD SEASON • HARTWICK, 1988 Matt Kern, a former assistant coach for the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s soccer programs, is in his third year as head coach of the Bulldog men’s program.

His wife Chapman is the Director of Athletics at Asheville School. They have two children, Brooks (17) and Emerson (13).

He succeeded long-time men’s head coach Steve Cornish, who stepped down in the spring of 2010 to accept a coaching and teaching position at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Academy in Minnesota.


Kern, who has worked as a head coach at the University of the South and Wofford College, was hired in June 2010 after spending two years working in Asheville. He assisted both the Bulldog men’s and women’s soccer teams as their Goalkeeper Coach and was the Special Programs Director of Coaching with the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association.

He enjoyed a standout collegiate career at Hartwick College from 1984-87. Kern was a four-year starter and helped lead the school to two Final Fours, three Elite Eight appearances and four Sweet 16’s. He graduated from Hartwick in 1988.

Kern coached at Wofford College for six seasons from 2002 through 2007. The Terrier program steadily improved under his guidance and set a school record for wins in Division I in 2007. He left the program in good hands as Wofford won the Southern Conference championship in 2009. All 11 starters for the Terriers’ championship team were players Kern brought into the program. He coached for 11 years at The University of The South (Sewanee) before going to Wofford. He was named Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year after the 2000 and 2001 seasons. Kern led the school to the 2001 SCAC championship and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Tigers went 31-6-1 under Kern in his final two years at Sewanee. He also coached the golf team and was Director of Intramurals during his tenure. The Maryland native was an assistant coach at Springfield College for one year and helped the program set a school record for wins and a national ranking.

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Former UNC Greensboro standout Joe Burnett is in his third year as an assistant soccer coach with the UNC Asheville men’s program.

Joe and his wife Tiffany reside in Asheville.

Burnett, a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., helped lead the Spartans to three appearances in the NCAA Tournament and was named the 2008 Southern Conference Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “We are really fortunate to have Joe Burnett as part of the UNC Asheville soccer family,” said Kern. “He has been a real asset to our program the past two seasons.” The Spartans won three SoCon Tournament titles during Burnett’s tenure (2005, 2006, 2008), along with two regular season titles in 2005 and 2006. UNCG reached the SoCon Tournament final in 2007, but fell to Furman in overtime of the championship game. During Burnett’s senior season he started in 22 of 23 contests, logging 1,713 minutes of playing time. That season the Spartans defeated Duke University 2-0 to advance past the first round of the NCAA Tournament. UNCG then defeated Loyola (Md.) 2-1 to advance to the Final 16 before falling to South Florida on penalty kicks. In his first two seasons, UNCG finished ranked 18th in the country by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, compiling a 32-14-2 record over those two years. During his career the Spartans amassed 53 victories overall with a 16-10-1 record in conference. Burnett spent the 2009 season as an assistant coach at West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, N.C.


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Joe Burnett at UNC Greensboro

SHANE WEEMS THIRD SEASON • COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON, 1994 Shane Weems, the Director of Coaching for AshevilleBuncombe Recreation Soccer Association, enters his third season as a volunteer assistant coach with Matt Kern and the Bulldogs’ men’s soccer program.

He is a 1994 graduate of the College Charleston.

He started his coaching career with the Hungryneck Soccer club while also working with the Mount Pleasant Youth Soccer Association, all while attending CofC. Weems came to Asheville in 1998 and began coaching with the Highland Football Club (HFC).


Weems, a former College of Charleston team captain, started four years for the Cougars and earned All-TransAtlantic Conference honors during his junior and senior campaigns. After finishing his collegiate career, Weems played professionally for the Charleston Battery and the Hampton Roads Mariners before suffering a career-ending injury. The Battery reached the Sizzling Nine Championships in 1994, his first season with the club.

In 2005, the HFC and ABYSA merged and Weems was named to his current position with the association. Currently he oversees the recreation soccer program, coaches competitive level youth teams in various age groups and works with the academy program. Weems also coaches the 97 Boys for the North Carolina Olympic Development Program. He has previous experience working with South Carolina’s ODP as well. As a youth he was selected to the United States Youth Soccer Association’s Region III ODP team in 1987. He currently holds a United States Soccer Federation Class A coaching license, a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National Diploma and a USSF National Youth License.

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## Name 20 HAGEDORN, Jake 23 BARTELS, Bryan 10 LINGERFELT, Kenneth 9 LASSEN, Branden 5 MAY, Rob 7 WOOD, David 21 PARRA, David 11 GEORGE, Bryan 19 EGLE, Paul 3 ROSSABI, Sam 2 CASTRO, Bobby 14 MORROW, J.J. 1 HURSKAINEN, Lassi 24 KYNAST, Tim 6 GROOMS, Kye 15 IIAMES, A.J. 22 LOHMYER, Hans 27 PHILLIP, Patrick 26 REYNOLDS, Quentin 25 MORROW, Eli 16 CUTTING, Joey 4 STEMKOWSKI, Nick Total Opponents

OVERALL BIG SOUTH HOME 4-12-3 3-5-1 2-3-2

GP-GS 19-18 18-15 15-8 18-13 19-17 16-2 17-15 18-9 15-15 14-2 19-18 16-13 19-18 10-3 13-4 14-10 17-14 4-0 8-2 1-1 6-0 2-1 19 19

## GOALTENDERS GP 1 HURSKAINEN, Lassi 19 TM TEAM 0-0 Total 19 Opponents 19

G 8 5 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 34

A Pts Sh 1 17 31 3 13 40 2 6 13 0 4 20 1 3 19 1 3 12 0 2 11 2 2 13 1 1 8 1 1 4 1 1 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 57 192 29 97 346

|-GOAL AVERAGE-| |-SAVES-| Minutes GA Avg Sv Pct 1797:04 34 1.70 127 .789 0:00 0 0.00 0 .000 1797:04 34 1.70 127 .789 1797:04 21 1.05 62 .747

Sh% GW PK-ATT .258 2 0-0 .125 1 0-0 .154 1 0-0 .100 0 0-0 .053 0 0-0 .083 0 0-0 .091 0 0-1 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 0-0 .109 4 0-1 .098 12 0-2

W L 3 12 1 0 4 12 12 4

T 3 0 3 3

Sho 3.0 0.0 3 6

AWAY NEUTRAL 2-6-1 0-3-0

TEAM STATISTICS SHOT STATISTICS Goals-Shot attempts Goals scored per game Shot pct. Shots on goal-Attempts SOG pct. Shots/Game Assists CORNER KICKS PENALTY KICKS PENALTIES Yellow cards Red cards ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral Site #/Avg

2011 RESULTS DATE 8/27 9/2 9/4 9/9 9/11 9/19 *9/25 9/27 *10/1 10/4 *10/8 *10/12 *10/15 * 10/19 * 10/22 10/25 *10/29 *11/5 11/10

OPPONENT MERCER vs St. Bonaventure at James Madison at Furman vs Coll. of Charleston BREVARD COLLEGE at VMI at Appalachian State at Radford at #3 North Carolina HIGH POINT at WINTHROP COASTAL CAROLINA at Gardner-Webb CAMPBELL at Duke University LIBERTY PRESBYTERIAN vs #9 Coastal Carolina



21-192 1.11 .109 83-192 .432 10.1 15 76 0-1

34-346 1.79 .098 161-346 .465 18.2 29 146 0-2

19 1

22 1

1794 7/256 3/159

4146 9/461

W/L SCORE ATT T 1-1 321 L 0-1 100 L 1-4 367 L 2-3 1345 L 1-2 181 W 3-0 234 L 1-2 231 T 1-1 727 WOT 1-0 271 L 1-2 325 T 1-1 220 W 2-0 303 L 0-3 321 L 0-1 215 L 2-3 237 L 0-3 362 L 0-3 196 W 4-2 265 L 0-2 195

GOALS BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 2nd 4 16 9 23

OT OT2 Total 1 0 21 1 1 34

CORNER KICKS UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 30 68

2nd 40 70

OT OT2 Total 3 3 76 4 4 146

SHOTS BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 2nd 68 116 153 172

OT OT2 Total 5 3 192 14 7 346

FOULS UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 75 83

2nd 106 99

OT 3 6

SAVES BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 63 19

OT OT2 Total 5 1 127 2 0 62

2nd 58 41

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OT2 Total 9 193 2 190

2011 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team W x-#12 Coastal Carolina 9 Gardner-Webb 5 Campbell 5 y-Liberty 4 Radford 4 High Point 4 Winthrop 4 UNC Asheville 3 Presbyterian College 3 VMI 1 x-Regular Season Champion y-Tournament Champion

BIG SOUTH L T Pts 0 0 27 3 1 16 4 0 15 4 1 13 4 1 13 4 1 13 5 0 12 5 1 10 6 0 9 7 1 4

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE F - Chris Davis, Gardner-Webb F - Karo Okiomah, High Point F - Bryan Bartels, UNC Asheville MF - Justin Franz, Campbell MF - John Sargent, Gardner-Webb MF - Adam Sewell, High Point MF - Luis Grande, Radford D - Travis Golden, Campbell D - Jovan Ivanovich, Gardner-Webb D - Fejiro Okiomah, High Point D - Alex Isern, Winthrop GK - Lassi Hurskainen, UNC Asheville AL - Aldo Macias, Radford ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Ricky Garbanzo, Coastal Carolina Henrick Robstad, Coastal Carolina Kjartan Sigurdsson, Coastal Carolina Denzel Clark, Gardner-Webb Eric Yeager, Gardner-Webb Josh Pacella, Liberty Scott Sutarik, Liberty Jonathan Ray, Campbell Jhuvon Francis, Campbell Dario Redondo, Radford Melo Matutu, Winthrop Grady Tremble, Winthrop

W 18 9 9 11 9 9 7 4 3 1

OVERALL L T Pct 4 0 .818 8 4 .524 9 2 .500 6 3 .625 8 2 .526 9 3 .500 12 0 .368 12 3 .289 14 0 .176 15 2 .111

Home 9-2-0 5-2-1 4-3-1 5-1-1 4-1-1 6-5-0 4-4-0 2-3-2 3-5-0 1-6-1

Road 6-1-0 2-5-1 3-5-1 5-5-1 3-7-0 2-3-3 3-7-0 2-6-1 0-9-0 0-8-1

Neu 3-1-0 2-1-2 2-1-0 1-0-1 2-0-1 1-1-0 0-1-0 0-3-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

L10 8-2-0 6-2-2 5-4-1 5-3-2 4-4-2 5-4-1 4-6-0 2-7-1 3-7-0 1-7-2

Streak L1 L1 L3 U3 U2 U5 L2 L1 L3 L3


ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE Shawn Sloan, High Point Matt Horn, Winthrop Bobby Keskey, Presbyterian College Ryan Taylor, Radford Phillip Aseweh, Liberty J.J. Morrow, UNC Asheville Cyprian Hedrick, Coastal Carolina Ethan Hall, Campbell Kyle Farmer,VMI Chris Davis, Gardner-Webb ATTACKING PLAYER OF THE YEAR Ashton Bennett, F, Coastal Carolina FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Kjartan Sigurdsson, D, Coastal Carolina DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Cyprian Hedrick, D, Coastal Carolina SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Shawn Sloan, High Point COACH OF THE YEAR Shaun Docking, Coastal Carolina

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Thursday, Nov. 10 - Quarterfinals #4 Liberty 0 ............................. #5 Radford 0 (LU advances 5-4 PKs) #1 Coastal Carolina 2 .......... #8 Asheville 0 #6 High Point 3 .....................#3 Campbell 1 #2 Gardner-Webb 2 ........... #7 Winthrop 1 Friday, Nov. 12 Semifinals #4 Liberty 2 .............#1 Coastal Carolina 1 #2 Gardner-Webb 0 ..........#6 High Point 0 (GWU advances 4-3 PKs) Sunday, Nov. 14 Finals #4 LIBERTY 3 ......#2 GARDNER-WEBB 1


FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE F - Ashton Bennett, Coastal Carolina F - Darren Amoo, Liberty F - Iyiola Awosika, Radford MF - Mitchell Cardenas, Campbell MF - Luis Faz, Coastal Carolina MF - Shawn Sloan, High Point MF - Phillip Aseweh, Liberty D - Cyprian Hedrick, Coastal Carolina D - Pedro Ribeiro, Coastal Carolina D - Jon Ole Reinhardsen, GWU D - Uriah Bentick, Liberty GK - Scott Angevine, Coastal Carolina T-AL - Kjartan Sigurdsson, Coastal T-AL - Justin Portillo, Coastal

Pct 1.000 .611 .556 .500 .500 .500 .444 .389 .333 .167

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM Chris Phillips, Liberty (MVP) Juan F. Nino, Liberty Greg White, Liberty Scott Sutarik, Liberty Scott Krotee, Gardner-Webb Eric Asanin-Miroux, Gardner-Webb Jon Ole Reinhardsen, Gardner-webb Adam Sewell, High Point Karo Okiomah, High Point Pedro Ribeiro, Coastal Carolina Kjarten Sigurdsson, Coastal Carolina Alex Isern, Winthrop Mitchell Cardenas, Campbell Lassi Hurskainan, UNC Asheville



Regular Season Championships



Big South Tournament Results

Year 1984 1985 1986 1988 1989 1990 1990 1991 1991 1992 1995 1996 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2008 2009 2010 2011

Opponent Radford Winthrop Winthrop Radford Coastal Carolina Augusta Coastal Carolina Davidson Winthrop Charleston Southern UMBC Liberty Liberty Coastal Carolina Radford Radford High Point Radford Winthrop Winthrop Coastal Carolina Birmingham-Southern Coastal Carolina Liberty Gardner-Webb Coastal Carolina Liberty High Point #9 Coastal Carolina

The 2001 Big South Conference Regular-Season Champion, UNC Asheville Bulldogs compiled a 5-2-0 conference record.

Round Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Semifinals First Round Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals

Score 0-9 1-3 2-3 (OT) 0-2 1-2 5-0 1-2 (OT) 1-0 1-1 (9-10, PK) 0-3 1-3 0-1 0-4 0-0 (4-2, PK) 0-1 2-3 0-2 3-4 1-5 2-1 0-1 0-2 1-2 1-2 4-2 0-1 0-1 0-2 0-2

Big South Tournament Record By Round First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals


Win 0 4 0 0

Loss 1 15 6 0

Tie 0 1 1 0


Site Radford,Va. Conway, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Buies Creek, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Davidson, N.C. Conway, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Conway, S.C. Greensboro, N.C. Radford,Va. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Lynchburg,Va. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Radford,Va. Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, Ala. High Point, N.C. Radford,Va. Rock Hill, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Lynchburg,Va. High Point, N.C. Conway, N.C.

Big South Tournament Record By Opponent Pct .000 .225 .000 .000

Augusta Birmingham-Southern Charleston Southern Coastal Carolina Gardner-Webb Davidson High Point Liberty Radford UMBC Winthrop Totals

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Win 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 4

Loss 0 1 1 6 0 0 2 4 5 1 3 22

Tie 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2

.Pct 1.00 .000 .000 .100 1.00 1.00 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 .231

UNC ASHEVILLE RECORDS Game Records Goals: Assists: Points: Shots:

4, Mike Kachan vs. Warren Wilson, (8/30/02) 4, Mark Magee vs. Carson Newman (1988) 10, Mark Magee vs. Carson Newman (1988) 11, Mat Lis vs. Toccoa Falls (1982) 11, Aytekin Yildiz vs. King (1982)

Season Records Goals: Assists: Points: Saves: Shutouts:

20, Aytekin Yildiz (1982) 16, Mark Magee (1987) 46, Aytekin Yildiz (1982) 233, Todd Cecchini (1977 10, Larry Cook (1983) 10, Sean Kelly (1982)


233 127 126 125 107 106 101 101 96 94

1977 2011 1986 1987 1994 1984 1982 1989 2005 1988

Career Top 10

Career Records Goals: Assists: Points: Shots: Saves:

Saves: 1. Todd Cecchini 2. Lassi Hurskainen 3. Larry Cook 4. Al Winston 5. Sean Gorbell 6. Larry Cook 7. Sean Kelly Bill Owen 9. Michael Pereira 10. Al Winston

53, Aytekin Yildiz (1981-84) 42, Mark Magee (1985-88) 126, Aytekin Yildiz (1981-84) 269, Mark Magee (1985-88) 408, Larry Cook (1983-86) 408, Lassi Hurskainen (2008-11) 20, Larry Cook (1983)

Season Top 10

20 16 16 15 15 14 11 11 9 8 8 8 8 8 8

1982 1983 1988 1984 1990 1989 1986 1987 2007 1991 1995 2000 2001 2002 2011

Assists: 1. Mark Magee 2. Jonathan Alexander 3. Jimmy O’Neill Craig Kwiatkowski 5. Ulrich Dietrich Mark Magee Jon Alexander 8. Mike Eichner Dan Dougherty 10. Colin Barnes Greg Yelverton

16 15 11 11 9 9 9 8 8 7 7

1987 1989 1983 1988 1984 1985 1991 1986 1990 2000 2004

Points: 1. Ayetkin Yildiz 2. Ayetkin Yildiz 3. Pat Britz 4. Dan Dougherty 5. Dan Dougherty 6. Jimmy O’Neill 7. Mark Magee 8. Mark Magee 9. Scott Mosier 10. Mark Aquista Kane Lawson Barrett Locke

46 40 39 38 37 36 32 29 23 22 22 22

1982 1983 1988 1990 1989 1984 1987 1986 1991 1995 2000 2002

53 37 35 29 25 25 24 23 23 23

1981-84 1987-90 1985-88 1989-90 1983-84 1997-2000 1993-96 2000-03 2002-06 2005-08

Assists: 1. Mark Magee 2. Ulrich Dietrich 3. Jonathan Alexander 4. Patrick Britz 5. Chip Pensa 6. Aytekin Yildiz 7. Matt Lis 8. Jimmy O’Neill Dan Dougherty 10. Mike Eichner

42 37 30 28 25 20 18 17 17 16

1985-88 1981-84 1989-92 1987-90 1982-85 1981-20 1982-83 1983-84 1989-90 1985-88

Points: 1. Aytekin Yildiz 2. Mark Magee 3. Patrick Britz 4. Dan Dougherty 5. Jimmy O’Neill 6. Mark Aquista Kane Lawson 8. Chip Pensa 9. Mike Kachan 10. Mike Nielsen

126 112 102 75 67 62 62 53 52 51

1981-84 1985-88 1987-90 1989-90 1983-84 1993-96 1997-2000 1982-85 2000-03 1985-87

Saves: 1. Larry Cook Lassi Hurskainen 3. Sean Gorbell 4. Al Winston 5. Andrew Heath 6. Todd Cecchini 7. Michael Pereira 8. Phillip Horner 9. Mark Robinson

408 408 269 260 249 233 178 127 123

1983-86 2008-11 1993-95 1985-88 1999-2002 1977-80 2004-07 2004-07 1993-96

Shutouts: 1. Larry Cook 2. Andrew Heath 3. Lassi Hurskainen 4. Sean Kelly 5. Al Winston 6. Ben Betsalel 7. Sean Gorbell 8. Mark Robinson 9. Michael Pereira

20 12 11 10 8 7 6 5 4

1983-86 1999-2002 2008-11 1980-82 1985-88 2000-03 1993-95 1993-96 2004-07

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Goals: 1. Aytekin Yildiz 2. Aytekin Yildiz Pat Britz 4. Jimmy O’Neill Dan Dougherty 6. Dan Dougherty 7. Mark Magee Mike Neilson 9. Scott Szymanski 9. Scott Mosier Mark Aquista Kane Lawson Mike Kachan Barrett Locke Jake Hagedorn

Goals: 1. Aytekin Yildiz 2. Patrick Britz 3. Mark Magee 4. Dan Dougherty 5. Jimmy O’Neill Kane Lawson 7. Mark Aquista 8. Mike Kachan Barrett Locke Scott Szymanski


UNC ASHEVILLE TEAM RECORDS Goals Game: 4, (3x) last by Mike Kachan vs. Warren Wilson, 8/30/02 Season: 64, 1983

Assists Game: 4, (3x) last by Mark Magee vs. Carson Newman, 1988 Season: 97, 1983


11, 1983

Largest Margin of Victory 15-0, vs. Mars Hill, 2003

Largest Margin of Defeat 17-0, vs. Central Wesleyan, 1979

Game: 10, Mark Magee vs. Carson Newman, 1988 Season: 46, Aytekin Yildiz, 1982

Consecutive Games With At Least One Goal 14 games, 1984

Shots Game: 11, (2x) Mat Lis vs. Toccoa Falls, 1982, Aytekin Yildiz vs. King, 1982 Season: 80, Aytekin Yildiz, 1982

Wins Season: 14, 1984 Consecutive: 5, 5x last 1996 Conference: 5, 2001 Consecutive: 3, 2001 and 2004



Miscellaneous Records Shutouts in a Season

Season: 16, 1989, 1992 Consecutive: 10, 2005 Conference: 8, 1998 Consecutive: 8, 1998

Ties 4, 1974, 2008 Season Winning Percentage.682 (14-6-2), 1984

Fewest Goals Allowed Season: 15, 1982

Consecutive Shutout Minutes 670, 1982

Longest Unbeaten Streak 10, 1984

Most Consecutive Home Wins 7, 2000-01

Most Consecutive Shutouts 7, 1982

Best Goals Against Average 0.67, 1983

GoalKeeper Records Season Most Minutes: 2,012, Larry Cook (1984) Most Saves: 233, Todd Cocchini (1977) Best Goals Against Avg.: 0.70, Larry Cook (1983) Most Shutouts: 10, Sean Kelly (1982) & Larry Cook (1983)


Most Goals Allowed Game: 17, vs. Central Wesleyan, 1979 Season: 84, 1981

Most Minutes: 7,035, Larry Cook (1983-86) Most Saves: 408, Larry Cook (1983-86) 408, Lassi Hurskainen (2008-11) Best Goals Against Avg.: 1.47, Larry Cook (1983-86) Most Shutouts: 20, Larry Cook (1983-86)

Pat Britz (left) is UNC Asheville’s all-time DI leading scorer and was inducted into the UNC Asheville Hall of Fame in 2007.


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Goals Aytekin Yildiz (20) Aytekin Yildiz (16) Jimmy O’Neill (15) Mark Magee (6) Mark Magee (11) Mike Neilson (11) Pat Britz (16) Dan Dougherty (14) Dan Dougherty (15) Scott Mosier (8) Tony Kuster (5)

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002

Glenn Nocik (7) Mark Acquista (5) Mark Acquista (8) Joe Granack (6) Kane Lawson (7) Kane Lawson (4) Kane Lawson (6) Kane Lawson (8) Mike Kachan (8) Barrett Locke (8)


Mike Kachan (5)

2004 2005 2006 2007

Jordan Holthouser (5) Scott Szymanski (5) Barrett Locke (6) Scott Szymanski (9)


Scott Szymanski (5)


Jake Hagedorn (3) Connor Holzinger (3) Zachary Odum (3) Jake Hagedorn (3) Colton Paschall (3) Jake Hagedorn (8)

2010 2011

YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS Assists Matt Lis (9) Jimmy O’Neill (11) Ulrich Dietrich (9) Mark Magee (9) Mike Eichner (11) Mark Magee (16) Craig Kwiatkowski (11) Jonathan Alexander (15) Dan Dougherty (8) Jonathan Alexander (9) Jonathan Alexander (3) Greg Ives (3) Glen Nocik (6) Brad Northington (5) Mark Acquista (6) Joe Granack (5) Kyle Payne (4) Colin Barnes (3) six players tied (2) Colin Barnes (7) Colin Barnes (5) Jordan Holthouser (5) Greg Yelverton (5) Greg Garrison (4) Jordan Holthouser (4) Greg Yelverton (4) Greg Yelverton (7) Daniel Bandoly (6) Andrew Klerekoper (3) Ryan Haupt (3) J.W. Gallagher (3) Caleb Alexander (3) Nate Neal (3) Connor Holzinger (4)

Connor Holzinger (5) Bryan Bartels (3)

Points Aytekin Yildiz (46) Aytekin Yildiz (40) Jimmy O’Neill (36) Mark Magee (21) Mark Magee (29) Mark Magee (32) Pat Britz (39) Dan Dougherty (37) Dan Dougherty (38) Scott Mosier (23) Tony Kuster (10)

Saves Sean Kelly (101) Larry Cook (84) Larry Cook (106) Larry Cook (92) Larry Cook (126) Al Winston (125) Al Winston (94) Bill Owen (101) Eric Partin (90) Steve McCullough (89) Chris Williams (93)

Glen Nocik (20) Mark Acquista (12) Mark Acquista 22) Joe Granack (17) Kane Lawson (17) Kane Lawson (10) Kane Lawson (13) Kane Lawson (22) Mike Kachan (18) Barrett Locke (22)

Sean Gorbell (86) Sean Gorbell (107) Sean Gorbell (75) Mark Robinson (72) Jerry Hancock (73) Jerry Hancock (81) Andrew Heath (57) Andrew Heath (56) Andrew Heath (63) Andrew Heath (73)

Mike Kachan (12)

Ben Betsalel (87)

Jordan Holthouser (12) Daniel Bandoly (12) Barrett Locke (13) Scott Szymanski (20)

Michael Pereira (65) Michael Pereira (96) Phillip Horner (67) Phillip Horner (68)

Scott Szymanski (11)

Lassi Hurskainen (77)

Connor Holzinger (10)

Lassi Hurskainen (108)

Connor Holzinger (7) Jake Hagedorn (17)

Lassi Hurskainen (96) Lassi Hurskainen (127)

All-Conference Performers

Kane Lawson (1997, 1998, 1999)

All-Tournament (Big South)

Big South Coach of the Year

First Team

Barrett Locke (2003)

Dan Dougherty (1989, 1990)

Steve Cornish (1995, 2001)

Jonathan Alexander (1990)

Mike Mosley (1987)

Joe Granack (1998)

Colin Barnes (2000, 2001)

Brad Patterson (2003)

Andrew Heath (1999)

Big South Rookie of the Year

Kyle Britton (2001)

Bernd Reichart (1998)

Craig Kwiatkowski (1990)

Joe Granack (1996)

Andrew Delizio (1991)

Nick Sands (2001)

Kane Lawson (1999, 2000)

Kyle Britton (2001)

Dan Dougherty (1989, 1990)

Jeremy Shrader (2002)

Barrett Locke (2002)

All-District Academic All-American

Greg Garrison (2001)

Adam Stein (1996)

Rodney Levy (1996)

Mike Roach (2001)

Arin Glass (1999)

Jeremy Wisdo (1999, 2000)

Scott Mosier (1991)

Sean Gorbell (1995)

Greg Yelverton (2002)

Mike Kachan (2001)

Edwin Wotortsi (2006)

Kane Lawson (2000)

Barrett Locke (2006)

Mark Magee (1986, 1988)

Scott Szymanski (2007, 2008)

Adam Stein (1995)

Edwin Wotortsi (2007)

Greg Yelverton (2003, 2004)

Patrick Tate (2008)

Michael Pereira (2004) Joe Srebalus (2004) Grant Gilmore (2005) Scott Szymanski (2007) Patrick Tate (2008) Alex Morrow (2008) Lassi Hurskainen (2010)

Lassi Hurskainen (2010, 11) Second Team Anthony Cameron (1993) Andrew Heath (2001)

Bryan Bartels (2011)


Year 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

First Team Academic All-American Mike Roach (2001) Big South All-Rookie Team Michael Periera (2004) Daniel Bandoly (2004) Scott Szymanski (2005) Lassi Hurskaine (2008)

Big South Scholar Athlete Of The Year J.J. Morrow (2008) Mike Roach (2001) David Parra (2009) Jeremy Shrader (2002) Zachery Odum (2009) Kenneth Lingerfelt (2010)

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•A• Mark Acquista 1993-96 Caleb Alexander 2005-08 Jonathan Alexander 1989-92 Cameron Allison 2003-05 J. Bruce Anderson 1978 •B• Daniel Bandoly 2004-07 Mike Balsamides 1984 Frank Balentine 2000 Colin Barnes 1998-01 Gilbert Barrus 1976 Bryan Bartels 2008-11 David Basile 1997-98 David Bass 1987-88 Ben Batsalel 2000-04 Tony Becvinovski Jaime Belmont 1993 Bryan Benak 1985 Jason Blanton 1993 Mike Blanton 1976 Robert Booth 1993-96 John Boshart 1986-88 John Bowman 1987 David Boyd 1994-96 Tim Branson 1980 Enrique Breceda 1988 Brett Breitschwerdt 2000-03 Kyle Britton 2001 Pat Britz 1987-90 Weston Brown 2008-11 Andrew Bumgarner 2008 Christopher Burn 2005-06 Judson Byers 1998-99 Nicholas Baud 2004-07 •C• Ken Cagle 1980,84 Anthony Cameron 1993-94 Barry Campbell 1985 Bobby Castro 2010David Cave 1994-96 Todd F. C. Cecchini 1978 Sean Chambers 1993-94 William Chamberlain 1978 John Chapuis 2003-04 Scott Chesna 1993 Mark Collins 1997 Brent Connor 1978 Larry Cook 1983-86 John M. Councell 1976-78 Shawn Culbertson 1994-96 •D• Jeff Dean 1988-89 Mark DelPezzo 1982 Ulrich Dietrich 1982-84 Andrew DiLizio 1991 Brian Domby 1998-2000 J.J. Dore 2001-02 30

Dan Dougherty 1989-90 Derick Dubard 1991-92 •E• Amyt Eckstein 1979 Mike Eichner 1985-88 Scott Eisenbraun 1990-91 Austin Englert 2001 Josh Epstein 1999-00 Rick Evans 1993-95 Brandon Eagle 2002-03 •F• Brian Fairchild 1996-99 Brad Falk 2000 Hassan Farazian 1976 David Farren 1990-93 Craig Fiore 1987-90 Doug Fleck 1976 •G• Robert E. Gach 1976 J.W. Gallagher 2006-08 Greg Garrison 2000-03 Jimmy Gentry 1987-89 Bryan George 2008-11 Shelby Gibson 1990,92 James Gisborne 1997 Arin Glass 1997-00 Aaron Glugover 1987 Nick Goodman 1998 Sean Gorbell 1993-95 Joe Granack 1996-99 Blake Griffin 1998-2000 Jim Grigsby 1976 Grant Gilmore 2002-05 Toby Grohne 1992 Kye Grooms 2008Karl Gunther 1984-85 •H• Jake Hagedorn 2008-11 Wondwossen Haile 1978 Mike Hammett 1983 Pete Hammett 1982-84 Jerry Hancock 1997-98 Marc Harding 1987 Keith Harris 1976 Aaron Harcz 2005 Josh Hartmann 1997-00 Ryan Haupt 2005-08 John Hillman 2004-07 Reagan Havens 1986 Andrew Heath 1999-02 Ryan Henry 1990 John Heppler 1988-91 Spencer Hines 1999 Danny Holcomb 1989,91 Walker Holcomb 1982 Norman Holland 1976 Ben Hoskin 1989

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Kevin Howard 1989-92 George Hudson 1980 Rodman Hughes 1978-80 Lassi Hurskainen 2008-11 Jeff Husel 1992 Russell Hutchins 1976 Jordan Holthouser 2002-04 Conner Holzinger 2008-10 Phillip Horner 2004-07 •I• Hasan Inan 1980-83 Greg Ives 1991-95 •J• Reid Jackson 1992-94 Matt Jacobs 2001-02 Alex James 1983-85 Cory Jarrett 1999 Eric Johnson 1986 Maynard Johnson 1978 Harry Johnston 1978 J.J. Jones 1982 Nathan Jones 2006-07 •K• Mike Kachan 2000-03 Frank Keller 1976-78 Max Keller 1994 Seth Keller 1993 Sean Kelly 1982 Andrew Klerekoper 2004-06 Alex Koslick 2010 Joe Kuhn 1983-86 Dan Kurtz 1987-88 Tony Kuster 1992 Steve Kurzer 1982 Chris Kwiatkowski 1989-92 Craig Kwiatkowski 1988-91 D.J. Kwiatkowski 1994 Ryan Kohler 2003 Tim Kynast 2010-11 •L• Yon Joseba Larrea 1976 Branden Lassen 2008-11 Chris Lawrence 1995-96 Judd Lawrence 2006 Kane Lawson 1997-00 Kelsey Lenhardt 2005 George Lepper 1976 Rodney Levy 1995-96 Kenneth Lingerfelt 2010Andrew Linton 1978 John Linton 1978 Matt Lis 1982-83 Jonathan London 2005 Jonathon Long 2000-03 Brad Lopez 1997-98 Chance Lord 2005 Cal Lovin 1990-93

Barrett Locke 2002-06 Hans Lohmeyer 2010-

•N• Michael Neilson 1985-87 Andy Nicolson 1983-84 Swan Nicolson 1984-86 Patrick Noblitt 1992 Glen Nocik 1993 Brad Northington 1994-97 Nathan Neal 2004-08 Joseph Nixon 2002-03 •O• Zachary Odum 2009-10 Robert Oetting 1989-91 Jimmy O’Neill 1983-84 Bill Owen 1989-90 •P• Keith Painter 1999-02 Francisco Palalez 1987-89 Paul Parce 1976-78 Chris Parham 1992-94 David Parra 2009Eric Partin 1990-91 Colton Paschall 2008-10 Pete Paschall 1992-93 Brad Patterson 2000-03 Kyle Payne 1997-98 Chip Pensa 1982-85 Michael Pereira 2004-07 David Pieniazkewicz 1996-97 James Platt 1992 John Pope 1982, 1984 Jenkins Powell 1995-97 Douglas Price 1978-80 Kyle Proctor 2005

•S• Gregg Sadelson 1982-83 Nick Sands 1998-01 Trent Savidge 1987 Ben Saylor 2000-04 Steve Scheidon 1980 Jeremy Schrader 1999-01 Adam Schwartz 2003-04 Matt Scovil 2002-04 Frank Seidle 1982-84 Tieg Selburg 1995-97 Taylor Shanklin 2006-07 David Sharpe 1976 Jake Sides 2008-10 Clay Sills 1995-97 Jose Siqueira 1983 Steve Sloan 1982-84 Alex Smith 1982 Collin Smith 1986-88 Robbie Smith 1992 Andy Smitley 1989-92 Dennis Snyder 1978-80 Jim Spratling 1987-88 John Spratling 1983-86 Joe Srebalus 2002-04 Jim Stahl 1978 Brian Stamey 1992 Adam Stein 1993-96 Nick Stemkowski 2008-11 Jeff Stewart 1976 Shane Sullins 1986 Scott Szymanski 2005-08

•V• Pablo Vaca 1982 David Verga 2004-07 Marc Villegas 1995-99 Damir Vrbljancevic 1995 •W• Brian Wade 1985 Neal Wagner 1985-88 Hardy Ward 1983-84 Tye Warren 1991 Brendan Wilbur 1994-96 Chris Williams 1992-93 Todd Williams 1997-98 Ian Willmot 2005-06 Al Winston 1985-88 Jeremy Wisdo 1999-00 Stephen Wiseman 1985 David Wood 2009-11 Steve Woody 1982-84 Edwin Wotortsi 2006-07 Greg Wynn 1982-83 •Y• Sho Yamagishi 2005-06 Yenigan 1980 Aytekin Yildiz 1982-84 C. Rick Young 1978 Greg Yelverton 2002-04 Current players in BOLD


•M• Mark Magee 1985-88 Steve Magoon 1982-85 Keith Maney 1985 Ed Manning-Tano 1992-93 Rico Martin 1992 Alex Martin-Smith 2009 Will Matthews 2000-03 Mark Mays 1985 1987-89 Benjamin Meyer 2005-08 Tom C. McCartney 1978 Steve McCullough 1991 Doug McCurry 1976-78 Thomas McMahon 1978 Colby Miller 1993 Alex Morrow 2006-08 Eli Morrow 2010-11 J.J. Morrow 2008-11 Scott Mosier 1989-91 Mike Mosley 1984-87 James Mulder 1993-95 John Murdoch 1982-84

•R• Bobby C. Ransey 1978 Chris Ramsey 1976 Bernt Reichart 1998 Tom Reynolds 1982 Neal Rhoades 1982-84 Tyler Ridout 1996-97 Mike Roach 1999-01 Matt Robbins 1999 Mark Robinson 1993-96 Scott Rodriguez 1991 Markus Roeders 1987-88 Chad Roland 1993 Sam Rossabi 2010Andy Rouse 1989 John Rudel 1993-96

•T• Patrick Tate 2006-08 Mike Taylor 1990 Trent Thomas 1978 Lance Thompson 1976 Tracy Tymko 1993-96

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1988 • Overall: 8-11-1 Big South: 3-3-0 9/1 at Duke 9/3 at Winthrop* 9/7 at Clemson 9/10 at VMI 9/17 Gardner-Webb 9/18 Lenoir-Rhyne 9/22 at Appalachian State 9/24 Campbell* 9/28 Milligan 10/1 at Furman 10/2 Jacksonville 10/5 Warren Wilson 10/8 Carson-Newman 10/11 at Augusta* 10/15 at North Georgia 10/17 at The Citadel 10/19 at Baptist* 10/22 at Coastal Carolina* 10/27 Radford* 11/3 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-8 1-3 1-8 2-5 9-1 2-2 (OT) 0-2 1-0 3-1 1-5 0-1 (OT) 3-0 7-0 2-1 4-0 1-3 2-1 0-1 (OT) 0-4 0-2


1989 • Overall: 6-16-0 Big South: 3-3-0 9/2 at Furman 9/4 at Georgia State 9/9 Catawba 9/13 at UNC Greensboro 9/16 at Davidson 9/23 at USC Spartanburg 9/24 Wofford 9/30 at Western Kentucky 10/1 vs. Central Michigan 10/4 Appalachian State 10/7 Coastal Carolina* 10/10 at Mars Hill 10/14 VMI 10/15 Winthrop* 10/18 at Campbell* 10/21 at Baptist* 10/22 The Citadel 10/25 at Augusta* 10/28 at Radford* 10/29 at James Madison 11/2 Coastal Carolina^ 11/16 at Charleston *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-3 2-5 0-4 1-7 1-3 1-2 0-3 1-5 0-2 3-4 0-3 3-0 6-1 3-0 1-2 5-1 1-0 3-2 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-2


9/7 at Erskine 9/9 Butler 9/11 at Furman 9/15 at Charleston 9/18 at Radford* 9/21 Liberty 9/27 District of Columbia 9/29 Winthrop* 10/2 Appalachian State 10/5 Coastal Carolina* 10/8 at Belmont-Abbey 10/10 at Gardner-Webb 10/12 at Charleston Sou.* 10/13 at The Citadel 10/19 at Davidson* 10//22 at Campbell* 10/26 at UNC Greensboro 10/28 at Georgia State 11/3 Western Kentucky 11/6 at Davidson^ 11/9 vs. Winthrop^ (Winthrop wins PK’s 10-9) *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-2 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 6-2 3-0 0-2 2-1 0-2 0-1 4-0 1-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 2-4 3-2 1-0 1-0 1-1

(OT) (OT) (OT) (OT)

1992 • Overall: 4-15 Big South: 0-8 9/5 UMBC* 9/7 Charleston 9/12 Furman 9/16 at Coastal Carolina* 9/19 Campbell* 9/23 at Appalachian State 9/27 at Winthrop* 10/1 Erskine 10/3 Gardner-Webb 10/4 vs. Georgia State 10/7 vs. South Alabama 10/10 Charleston Southern* 10/11 Radford* 10/16 Towson State* 10/18 at Vanderbilt 10/21 at Butler 10/24 at Mercer 10/28 at Liberty* 11/5 Marshall *Big South Matches


0-3 1-2 0-3 0-11 0-2 0-3 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-1 0-8 1-2 1-3 1-2 (OT) 0-4 1-3 1-4 0-4 3-1

1993 • Overall: 6-12-0 Big South: 1-8-0

1990 • Overall: 9-9-2 Big South: 4-2-0 9/1 at Catawba 9/2 Davidson 9/7 vs. Morehead State 9/8 at Liberty 9/12 Georgia State 9/15 Erskine 9/19 at Appalachian State 9/22 Campbell* 9/26 at Augusta* 9/30 at Winthrop* 10/3 at Coastal Carolina* 10/6 Baptist* 10/7 UNC Greensboro 10/10 at UNC Charlotte 10/17 Charleston 10/20 at Wofford 10/23 Radford* 10/24 Furman 10/30 Augusta^ 11/3 Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

1991 • Overall: 9-11-1 Big South: 1-5-0


1-2 2-1 7-1 0-1 0-2 1-4 2-1 1-6 6-3 2-1 0-3 2-0 2-3 1-0 2-2 (OT) 1-3 2-1 1-1 (OT) 5-0 1-2 (OT)

9/4 Appalachian State 9/6 at Erskine 9/11 UNC Greensboro* 9/15 The Citadel 9/18 at Georgia State 9/19 vs. Georgia Southern 9/26 Vanderbilt 9/29 at Campbell* 10/2 Mercer 10/6 at Charleston Sou.* 10/9 Liberty* 10/13 Coastal Carolina* 10/16 at Towson State* 10/18 at UMBC* 10/20 at Furman 10/23 vs. Kentucky 10/27 at Radford* 10/31 Winthrop* *Big South Matches


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1-0 3-4 0-3 5-1 3-0 2-1 2-1 2-4 0-2 4-0 0-2 1-3 0-1 0-6 0-7 1-3 0-1 2-3

1994 • Overall: 4-12-1 Big South: 1-6-1 9/3 at Appalachian State 9/5 Kentucky 9/10 at Liberty* 9/14 Georgia State 9/17 Stetson 9/21 Carson-Newman 9/28 at UNC Greensboro* 10/1 Towson State* 10/3 UMBC* 10/5 Charleston Southern* 10/8 at Coastal Carolina* 10/11 at North Carolina 10/15 Radford* 10/19 at N.C. State 10/23 Lenoir-Rhyne 10/26 at Clemson 10/29 at Winthrop* *Big South Matches


0-1 1-3 0-2 3-0 0-3 2-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 2-3 0-5 0-7 0-2 2-6 3-1 0-4 1-3

1995 • Overall: 9-11-0 Big South: 3-4-0 9/2 UNC Wilmington 9/4 at Kentucky 9/10 Wofford 9/16 Coastal Carolina* 9/20 Appalachian State 9/23 at Stetson 9/24 at Georgia Southern 9/27 UNC Greensboro* 9/30 at VCU 10/2 at UMBC* 10/7 at Radford* 10/9 at Charleston Sou.* 10/11 Liberty* 10/14 Marshall 10/16 at East Carolina 10/17 at North Carolina 10/21 Catawba 10/25 at Georgia State 10/28 Winthrop* 11/2 vs. UMBC^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


2-1 1-2 3-1 2-1 1-0 5-4 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-2 0-1 3-2 0-2 3-4 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-2 1-0 1-3

1996 • Overall: 8-7-3 Big South: 2-2-3 9/1 at Clemson 9/4 Georgia State 9/9 Montreat 9/15 Georgia Southern 9/18 at Citadel 9/20 East Carolina 9/25 at Wofford 9/28 at Coastal Carolina* 10/2 North Carolina 10/5 Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Appalachian State 10/11 Radford* 10/15 at UNC Greensboro* 10/19 UMBC* 10/23 at UNC Charlotte 10/27 at Winthrop* 11/2 at Liberty* 11/8 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


1-11 0-2 8-0 3-2 3-2 2-1 4-2 0-2 0-2 3-0 3-1 1-0 2-5 1-1 (OT) 0-1 3-3 (OT) 1-1 (OT) 0-1

1997 • Overall: 6-11-0 Big South: 2-5-0 8/29 9/2 9/6 9/7 9/13 9/16

at Georgia State at Wake Forest vs. Cleveland State vs. Bradley Mars Hill Citadel


2-1 0-1 0-4 2-3 (OT) 1-4 4-0

9/19 South Alabama* 9/27 Liberty* 10/1 at North Carolina 10/4 Coastal Carolina* 10/7 at Radford* 10/10 Appalachian State 10/13 Wofford 10/18 at UMBC* 10/22 at Charleston Sou.* 10/25 Winthrop* 10/29 at East Carolina *Big South Matches


2-4 1-3 0-2 2-1 (OT) 0-3 1-0 3-2 0-2 1-3 1-0 0-1

1998 • Overall 3-15-0 Big South 0-6-0 L L L L L L L W L L L W L L W L L L

0-3 0-3 2-3 0-1 2-4 0-5 0-3 1-0 1-2 (OT) 0-7 2-3 2-0 0-2 0-1 1-0 0-4 0-2 0-4

1999 • Overall: 5-11-3 Big South: 1-5-1 9/4 at Wofford 9/8 Warren Wilson 9/11 at Evansville 9/12 at Kentucky 9/15 Georgia State 9/22 Belmont-Abbey 9/15 at VMI 9/30 Appalachian State 10/2 at Elon* 10/6 High Point* 10/9 Liberty* 10/13 at Charleston Sou.* 10/16 Coastal Carolina* 10/20 North Carolina 10/23 East Carolina 10/27 Winthrop* 10/30 at Radford* 11/4 vs. Coastal Carolina^ 11/5 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


3-1 4-0 0-3 0-3 0-4 2-1 0-1 2-1 2-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-4 0-0 1-3 2-2 0-0 0-1

(OT) (OT) (OT) (OT)

(OT) (OT) (PK) (OT)

2000 • Overall: 8-11-0 Big South: 3-4-0 9/3 9/4 9/8 9/10 10/13 10/16 10/20 10/23 10/30 10/2 10/4 10/7 10/10 10/14

at East Carolina Kentucky Warren Wilson VMI at Georgia State Charleston Southern* Citadel at Coastal Carolina* Elon* Belmont-Abbey at High Point* at Liberty* at Wake Forest Gardner-Webb


1-2 (OT) 0-3 7-0 2-0 2-3 (OT) 0-1 0-3 1-2 3-0 4-1 0-1 1-0 0-7 4-1


2-1 3-4 (OT) 1-3 1-0 2-3 (OT)

2001 • Overall: 9-8-0 Big South: 5-2-0

• Big South Regular Season Champs • 8/31 Warren Wilson W 7-1 9/2 Evansville W 2-1 9/7 Army L 1-2 9/9 at Kentucky L 0-4 9/19 at Appalachian State L 0-5 9/25 at North Carolina L 0-3 9/29 BSC* W 6-1 10/3 at Wofford W 2-1 10/6 Liberty* W 2-1 10/9 at Gardner-Webb L 2-3 (OT) 10/13 Coastal Carolina* W 3-1 10/20 at Winthrop* L 3-4 (OT) 10/27 at Radford* W 2-0 10/31 High Point* W 4-0 11/3 at Charleston Sou.* W 1-0 11/6 at Elon* L 0-1 11/15 vs. High Point^ L 0-2 *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

2002 • Overall: 6-10-2 Big South: 3-4-1 8/30 Warren Wilson 9/1 at Evansville 9/6 vs. Western Kentucky 9/8 at Louisville 9/16 Gardner-Webb 9/28 at BSC* 10/4 at Liberty* 10/6 at VMI 10/9 at Furman 10/12 at Coastal Carolina* 10/14 Appalachian State 10/19 Winthrop* 10/23 at High Point* 10/26 Charleston Southern* 10/30 Elon* 11/2 Wofford 11/7 Radford* 11/14 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


6-1 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 3-4 2-1 2-0 0-2 1-2 0-3 2-3 1-0 2-2 2-0 1-0 1-3 3-4

(OT) (OT) (OT)


2003 • Overall: 8-9-2 Big South: 4-3-0

8/29 at Wofford 9/5 East Carolina 9/7 Kentucky 9/10 at Elon 9/16 at Appalachian State 9/19 Furman 9/24 at Winthrop* 9/27 at UNC Wilmington 10/1 Coastal Carolina* 10/4 at VMI* 10/7 at Radford* 10/10 BSC* 10/12 Belmont 10/18 Long Island 10/23 Longwood 10/29 Liberty* 11/5 High Point* 11/8 at Campbell 11/13 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches


2-0 1-1 0-3 3-1 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-2 2-1 3-2 1-0 0-3 0-1 2-1 1-0 1-2 1-0 2-3 1-5

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2004 • Overall: 7-10-2 Big South: 3-4-0 9/1 at Gardner-Webb 9/4 Elon 9/10 at Kentucky 9/15 Radford* 9/19 at East Carolina 9/22 at High Point* 9/26 UNC Wilmington 9/28 at Coastal Carolina* 10/6 at North Carolina 10/9 VMI* 10/16 at BSC* 10/20 at Duke 10/26 Winthrop* 10/29 at Liberty* 10/31 at Longwood 11/3 Wofford 11/6 Appalachian State 11/11 vs. Winthrop^ 11/13 vs. Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

W 2-0 T 1-1 L 1-3 W 3-2 L 0-3 W 3-1 L 0-2 W 2-1 L 0-3 L 0-2 L 1-2 L 0-2 L 0-4 L 1-3 W 1-0 W 4-1 T 1-1 W 2-1 L 0-1

2005 • Overall: 2-15-1 Big South: 1-6-0 9/9 Belmont 9/11 Lipscomb 9/18 at UNC Wilmington 9/21 at Appalachian State 9/25 Birmingham-Southern* 9/28 at Wofford 10/1 at Charlotte 10/5 High Point* 10/8 at Radford* 10/12 at Davidson* 10/15 at VMI* 10/17 Campbell 10/22 Coastal Carolina* 10/25 at Clemson 10/29 Liberty* 11/2 at Winthrop* 11/5 Gardner-Webb 11/10 vs. Birmingham-Sout.^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

T 2-2 (OT) L 1-2 L 3-6 L 2-3 L 1-3 W 1-0 L 0-3 W 3-0 L 1-3 L 1-2 L 1-2 (OT) L 1-3 L 0-1 (OT) L 0-5 L 0-2 L 0-4 L 0-2 L 0-2


9/1 North Carolina 9/5 at UNC Wilmington 9/8 at Citadel 9/16 at Appalachian State 9/18 South Alabama* 9/20 Georgia Southern 9/16 at Liberty* 9/30 East Carolina 10/3 Radford* 10/6 at Wake Forest 10/10 Charleston Southern* 10/13 Belmont-Abbey 10/17 at Coastal Carolina* 10/21 at High Point 10/24 Elon 10/28 at UNC Charlotte 10/31 at Winthrop* 11/5 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

10/18 Wofford 10/21 at Georgia Southern 10/25 at Winthrop* 10/28 Radford* 11/1 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

2006 • Overall: 5-13-0 Big South: 2-5-0 8/25 Charlotte 9/2 at Campbell 9/6 Wofford 9/9 Kentucky 9/15 at Belmont 9/17 at Lipscomb 9/20 Appalachian State 9/23 at Elon 9/26 at Coastal Carolina* 9/30 Radford* 10/4 Winthrop* 10/10 at High Point* 10/14 at Liberty* 10/18 at Clemson 10/21 VMI* 10/23 at Gardner-Webb 10/28 at Birmingham-Sou.* 11/2 vs. Coastal Carolina* *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


1-2 1-3 5-0 0-5 0-3 2-0 2-1 1-2 0-1 2-1 1-2 (OT) 2-3 (OT) 0-2 1-3 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-2

(OT) (OT) (OT) (OT)


2007 • Overall: 4-12-1 Big South: 0-6-0 8/31 vs. IUPUI 9/2 at Kentucky 9/16 at Furman 9/19 Elon 9/22 Campbell 9/25 Presbyterian 9/29 High Point* 10/3 Coastal Carolina* 10/6 at VMI* 10/9 Clemson 10/13 at Radford* 10/15 at Wofford 10/18 Liberty* 10/31 at Winthrop* 11/4 at Appalachian State 11/7 Gardner-Webb 11/15 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


4-3 0-3 0-5 0-2 1-2 (2OT) 3-3 (2OT) 0-1 (OT) 0-5 0-2 2-1 (2OT) 0-2 0-1 0-2 1-2 (OT) 2-1 4-0 1-2

2010 • Overall: 4-13-1 9/3 9/5 9/8 9/17 9/19 9/22 9/25 9/29 10/2 10/5 10/9 10/13 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/3 11/6 11/11

Big South: 2-6-0

vs IUPUI vs Eastern Illinois BREVARD COLLEGE at Lipscomb vs Belmont at USC Upstate at ETSU GARDNER-WEBB* at Longwood at Presbyterian College* RADFORD* at Coastal Carolina* at High Point* VMI* WOFFORD WINTHROP* at LIBERTY* vs High Point^


*Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

1-3 3-0 3-0 0-2 1-2 0-1 1-2 (2OT) 0-3 1-1 (2OT) 2-1 (OT) 1-4 0-1 (2OT) 0-3 1-2 0-2 1-0 0-2 0-2

2010 • Overall: 4-13-1 8/27 9/2 9/4 9/9 9/11 9/19 *9/25 9/27 *10/1 10/4 *10/8 *10/12 *10/15 * 10/19 * 10/22 10/25 *10/29 *11/5 ^11/10

Big South: 2-6-0

MERCER T 1-1 (2OT) vs St. Bonaventure L 0-1 at James Madison L 1-4 at Furman L 2-3 vs Coll. of Charleston L 1-2 BREVARD COLLEGE W 3-0 at VMI L 1-2 at Appalachian State T 1-1 (2OT) at Radford W 1-0 (OT) at #3 North Carolina L 1-2 HIGH POINT T 1-1 (2OT) at WINTHROP W 2-0 COASTAL CAROLINA L 0-3 at Gardner-Webb L 0-1 CAMPBELL L 2-3 at Duke University L 0-3 LIBERTY L 0-3 PRESBYTERIAN W 4-2 vs #9 Coastal Carolina L 0-2

*Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


2008 • Overall: 7-8-4 Big South: 3-3-2 9/6 Appalachian State 9/12 at Elon 9/14 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/16 Longwood 9/19 vs. Belmont 9/21 at Lipscomb 9/27 Kentucky 9/30 at North Carolina 10/4 VMI* 10/7 at Presbyterian* 10/11 Radford* 10/15 Gardner-Webb* 10/22 at Coastal Carolina* 10/25 Winthrop* 10/28 at High Point* 11/1 Wofford 11/8 at Liberty* 11/13 vs. Gardner-Webb^ 11/14 at Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches


0-1 0-1 (OT) 1-1 (2OT) 3-2 3-2 1-3 0-0 (2OT) 1-2 2-1 (OT) 2-1 1-2 1-2 0-1 1-0 1-1 (2OT) 2-1 0-0 (2OT) 4-2 0-1

^Big South Tournament Match

2009 • Overall: 6-12-2 Big South: 2-5-1 9/1 at #1 North Carolina 9/4 BREVARD 9/7 at Wofford 9/11 at Davidson 9/13 vs Georgetown 9/16 USC Upstate 9/18 vs Lipscomb 9/20 vs Belmont 9/27 at #20 Kentucky 9/29 ETSU 9/03 HIGH POINT* 10/6 PRESBYTERIAN* 10/10 at Radford* 10/17 at VMI Keydets* 10/24 at Winthrop* 10/28 at Gardner-Webb* 10/31 COASTAL CAROLINA* 11/3 at Appalachian State 11/7 LIBERTY* 11/13 vs LIBERTY^ *Big South Matches


0-5 3-0 0-0 (2OT) 0-2 0-2 1-2 2-1 2-2 (2OT) 1-3 1-0 1-2 2-2 (2OT) 1-0 2-1 1-3 1-2 1-2 0-2 1-2 0-1

^Big South Tournament Match

Lassi Hurskainen starred for the Bulldogs in goal from 2008-11 and is tied for first in career saves with 408. 34

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ALL-TIME RESULTS W 7 0 4 2 3 1 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 1 3 1 0 5 1 0 2 1 1 5 1 1 0 6 0 2 3 5 1 0 0 0

L 11 1 0 3 0 6 1 0 1 7 0 3 1 3 6 4 2 5 1 23 2 3 3 1 0 4 1 2 6 7 1 2 6 9 1 1 2 10

T 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1

Last Meeting Sept 27, 2011 Sept. 7, 2001 Nov. 1990 Sept. 19, 2010 Oct. 2, 2000 Oct. 28, 2006 Sept. 7, 1997 Sept. 19, 2011 Oct. 1992 Sept. 22, 2007 Sept. 21, 1994 Oct. 21, 1995 Oct. 1989 Sept. 11, 2011 Oct. 26, 2002 Aug. 25, 2006 Oct. 20, 2000 Oct. 9, 2007 Sept. 6, 1997 Nov. 10, 2011 Sept. 11, 2009 Oct. 25 2011 Sept. 19, 2004 Sept. 25, 2010 Sept. 5, 2010 Sept. 12, 2008 Oct 1, 1992 Sept. 1, 2002 Sept. 9, 2011 Oct. 19, 2011 Sept. 13, 2009 Oct. 21, 2000 Oct. 13, 2000 Oct. 8, 2011 Sept. 3, 2010 Oct. 2, 1988 Sept. 19, 2011 Sept. 27, 2009

Team Lenior-Rhyne Liberty Lipscomb Long Island Longwood Louisville Marshall Mars Hill Mercer Milligan Montreat Morehead State North Carolina North Carolina State North Georgia Presbyterian Radford St. Bonaventure South Alabama Stetson Towson State UMBC UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington USC Upstate^ Vanderbilt Va. Commonwealth VMI Wake Forest Warren Wilson Western Kentucky Winthrop Wofford Bold indicates 2009 Opponents *Formally Baptist College ^Formally USC Spartanburg

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W 1 3 2 1 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 3 9 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 5 0 8 11

L 0 18 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 16 1 3 1 1 4 5 3 3 1 0 6 3 0 2 15 4

T 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1

Last Meeting Oct. 23, 1994 Oct. 29, 2011 Sept. 17, 2010 Oct. 18, 2003 Oct. 2, 2010 Sept. 8, 2002 Oct. 14, 1995 Oct. 13, 1997 Aug. 17, 2011 Oct. 1988 Sept. 9, 1996 Sept. 1990 Oct. 4, 2011 Oct. 19, 1994 Oct. 1988 Nov. 5, 2011 Oct. 1, 2011 Sept. 2, 2011 Sept. 18, 1998 Sept. 23, 1995 Oct. 1, 1994 Oct. 18, 1997 Sept. 14, 2008 Sept. 26, 2004 Sept. 22, 2010 Oct. 1994 Sept. 30, 1995 Sept. 25, 2011 Oct. 10, 2000 Aug. 30, 2002 Sept. 6, 2002 Oct. 12, 2011 Oct. 30, 2010


Team Appalachian State Army Augusta Belmont Belmont Abbey Birmingham-Southern Bradley Brevard Butler Campbell Carson-Newman Catawba Central Michigan Charleston, College of Charleston Southern* Charlotte Citadel Clemson Cleveland State Coastal Carolina Davidson Duke East Carolina East Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Elon Erskine Evansville Furman Gardner-Webb Georgetown Georgia Southern Georgia State High Point IUPUI Jacksonville James Madison Kentucky




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Ulrich Dietrich (1981-84) Inducted in 2005 Ulrich Dietrich was a four-year letterman on the men’s soccer team from 1981-84. He was a starter in the midfield his entire career and helped lead the Bulldogs to three straight winning seasons. Dietrich was an All-South and All-District performer for three years and was a NAIA AllAmerican nominee. He finished his career second all-time in assists with 37 and ninth in points with 51.

Patrick Britz (1987-90) Inducted in 2007 Patrick Britz was a four-year letterman for the men’s soccer team and is UNC Asheville’s Division I leader in goals with 37 and points with 102. He was nationally ranked in goals scored (16) and points (39) in 1988. Britz was an all-conference selection as a sophomore and was a Big South All-Academic selection for four consecutive years. He was an Academic All-American nominee for three years. Britz is currently the commissioner of the South Atlantic Conference.

Aytekin Yildiz (1982-84) Inducted in 2008 Aytekin Yildiz is UNC Asheville’s all-time offensive leader for men’s soccer with 53 goals and 126 points. He holds the single-season record for goals with 20 and points with 46. He was an NAIA All-District selection in 1982 and 1983 and helped lead the Bulldogs to the District 26 title game in 1984. Yildiz is a Hotelier and Hospitality Specialist in the Charlotte area.

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UNC Asheville’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and has had five classes inducted. A total of 24 athletes and administrators have been enshrined. Of those 24 inductees, three are former men’s soccer players: Ulrich Dietrich, Patrick Britz, and Aytekin Yildiz.

UNC Asheville Hall of Fame Herb Coman, Football Coach/AD Bob Hartman, MBB Coach Jim McElhaney, Men’s Basketball Sheila Ford Duncan, WBB Basketball Ilona Fekete Thimmer, Volleyball Ed Harris, Men’s Basketball Coach Jerry Green, Men’s Basketball Coach Kim Duncan, Women’s Basketball Brian Shehan, Baseball Tom Hunnicutt, Athletics Director Jenee Cross Daniely, Women’s Tennis Ulrich Dietrich, Men’s Soccer Mickey Gibson, Men’s Basketball Mike Grace, Men’s Basketball Patrick Britz, Men’s Soccer Danielle Meyer Harrison, Volleyball Jill Young Booth , Women’s Soccer Paul Allen, Men’s Basketball Dave Hart, Contributor Elissa Mount, Volleyball Rebecca Gallaher, Track and Field Bamford Jones, Men’s Basketball Trish Wyatt, Women’s Basketball Aytekin Yildiz, Men’s Soccer Marc Rosenbalm, Baseball Josh Pittman, Men’s Basketball Lorelee Smith, Volleyball Helen Carroll, Women’s Basketball George Gilbert, Men’s Basketball Mackenzie McCoy, Women’s Soccer Ty Wiggington, Baseball

THE BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted fullfledged NCAA Division I status.

In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 15 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and unique television packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997. The Conference’s 19th championship sport -- women’s lacrosse, will begin play in 2012-13 with seven members. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 11 member institutions comprise the 28-year League in 2011-12. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian College, plus the return of charter member Campbell University this year. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 700 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms.

In 2006-07, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed four out of the last seven years - including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Championships (cross country, 10,000-meter run), Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reach the postseason for the first time in Conference history. Last season, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft.


During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F.“Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid -- receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation.

In the last 15 years alone, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had an individual National Champion six times, more than 240 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship six times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, has had four NFL Draft picks, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships - the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event.

Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team - one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams reached the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won four PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007 and tied for runner-up at the 2011 Open Championship. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 19962007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years. The Conference’s on-field accomplishments have been duplicated in the classroom. Annually, more than 40 percent of Conference student-athletes are named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average, and the League has had more than 95 Academic All-Americans in its 27 years of existence. Furthermore, the Big South has a record number of NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last two years.

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE 7233 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 100 Charlotte, NC 28226 Phone: (704) 341-7990 Fax: (704) 341-7991


Founded 1983 President Penelope W. Kyle, Radford University Vice President Dr. Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb University Secretary Dr. Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville Commissioner Kyle B. Kallander Associate Commissioner James Companion Associate Commissioner Dawn Turner Assistant Commissioner - Public Relations Mark Simpson Assistant Commissioner - Marketing Chad Cook Director of Multimedia Development Mark Bryant Office Manager Terri Ballard Assistant Director of Marketing Matt VanSandt Assistant Director of Public Relations Nic Bowman Assistant Director of Compliance Sherika McLean Marketing Assistant Melissa Estepp Public Relations Assistant Briana Mayes Administration/Multimedia Assistant Earl Laing Coordinator of Football Officials Doug Rhoads Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials Joe Forte Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Officials Charlene Curtis Coordinator of Baseball Umpires Tony Thompson Coordinator of Softball Umpires Betsy Kidd Coordinator of Men’s Soccer Officials Paul James Coordinator of Volleyball Officials Daniel Leake

Member Institutions (12): Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville, Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop University Geographical Breakdown (3 states): North Carolina (4) – Campbell University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, UNC Asheville; South Carolina (4) – Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University; Virginia (4) – Liberty University, Longwood University, Radford University,Virginia Military Institute Associate Members: Stony Brook University (football), Davidson College (women’s lacrosse) Championship Sports (19): Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Women’s Cross Country, Football, Men’s Golf,Women’s Golf,Women’s Lacrosse, Men’s Soccer,Women’s Soccer, Softball, Men’s Tennis, Women’s Tennis, Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field, Volleyball Council of Chief Executive Officers: Jerry Wallace, Campbell; Jairy C. Hunter, Jr., Charleston Southern; David DeCenzo, Coastal Carolina; Frank Bonner, Gardner-Webb; Nido Qubein, High Point; Jerry L. Falwell, Jr., Liberty; Marge Connelly, Longwood; Dr. Claude Lilly, Presbyterian; Penelope W. Kyle, Radford; Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville; J.H. Binford Peay III,VMI; Anthony J. DiGiorgio, Winthrop

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ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY As the University of North Carolina at Asheville celebrates eighty years of excellence in higher education, the campus community welcomes new challenges and greater successes as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. From its beginnings as Buncombe County Junior College, where 86 students enrolled in 1927 to further their educations beyond high school, the University has valued liberal arts ideals and community engagement. Its special commitment to student learning and undergraduate education was reaffirmed when it joined the University of North Carolina system in 1969 as the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The University maintains its liberal arts imperative, as the designated undergraduate liberal arts University of the 17-campus University of North Carolina system.

Vision UNC Asheville students, within a diverse and inclusive community, experience liberal arts education at its best.

Mission UNC Asheville is distinctive in the UNC system as its designated liberal arts university. Our practice of the liberal arts emphasizes the centrality of learning and discovery through exemplary teaching, innovative scholarship, creative expression, co-curricular activities, undergraduate research, engaged service, and practical experience. Primarily undergraduate, UNC Asheville offers a liberal arts education characterized by high quality faculty-student interaction.We offer this challenging educational experience to all promising students who are committed to liberal learning and personal growth.

At UNC Asheville, we respond to the conditions and concerns of the contemporary world both as individuals and as a university. We incorporate economic, social and environmental sustainability into our institutional practices and curriculum. With a range of associated centers, partnerships, and initiatives, we fulfill our public responsibility to address the needs of our community through a continuum of learning. We develop a commitment to continuing service characterized by an informed, responsible, and creative engagement with the Asheville area, the southern Appalachian region, the state of North Carolina, and a diverse and increasingly connected world.

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Our liberal arts educational approach emphasizes life skills including critical thinking, clear and thoughtful expression, and honest open inquiry. Students undertake concentrated study in one area while simultaneously developing an understanding of the connections among disciplines. We encourage students to clarify, develop and live their own values while respecting the views and beliefs of others. In addition, we cultivate an understanding of the dimensions of human diversity while recognizing the common humanity of all. We believe a quality liberal arts education enables our graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead successful, flourishing lives as leaders and contributors to their communities.

In 2000 the university community set about the task of writing a new Alma Mater—the official anthem of UNC Asheville, sung at all ceremonial events—to replace the one from the 1960s. In Latin, alma mater means “nourishing mother,” and it also refers to the school one attended. Hail Our Alma Mater, Hail UNCA. Learning be your watchword, Greatness be your way. High upon the mountains, In the Land of Sky, Stands our Alma Mater, Lift your voices high. Noble Alma Mater, Hear our words of praise. May we love and honor you, Until the end of days. /// FEAR THE DOG ///


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DR. ANNE PONDER CHANCELLOR - UNC ASHEVILLE Dr. Anne Ponder became the sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in October 2005. She began her tenure by leading a campuswide collaboration to create a dynamic and viable five- to seven-year strategic plan and revised mission statement.


With this focus, UNC Asheville has made major strides as a national leader in the liberal arts and has become a one of the top choices for students seeking a rigorous and multifaceted educational experience. During her tenure, the university was chosen as the first national headquarters for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and several majors in Religious Studies and Anthropology have been added to the curriculum. Dr. Ponder has encouraged innovative collaboration that resulted in a UNC-Chapel Hill satellite pharmacy education program. Building new partnerships with local governments, scientific agencies and non-profit organizations have resulted in agreements with Mission Hospital Systems, the City of Asheville, the Renaissance Computing Institute and others for enhanced learning and research opportunities for students and faculty.This emphasis on collaboration, one of Chancellor Ponder’s hallmark traits, also led to the cultivation, with other campus and community leaders, of some of the largest multi-million donations in the university’s history. Chancellor Ponder oversaw the largest building projects in UNC Asheville’s history, including New Hall classroom building; Sam Millar Facilities Management Complex; Zeis Science and Multimedia Building; and the Wilma M. Sherrill Center, which houses the North Carolina Center for Health & Wellness and the Kimmel Arena. In each of these projects, environmental sustainability has been a key feature, as dictated by the university’s strategic plan. These green efforts – combined with countless others across campus – have earned the university a host of awards, including repeated recognition as one of the lowest energy consuming agencies in the state. A strong advocate for community service, Dr. Ponder is a member of the Mission Hospitals Audit Committee, the Asheville Community and Economic Development Alliance, the Children’s Welfare League and the WNC Community Foundation’s Women for Women. She also is a board member for the non-profit Kendal Corporation. Before becoming Chancellor at UNC Asheville, Dr. Ponder served for 10 years as president of Colby-Sawyer College, a private liberal arts college in New Hampshire. Prior to that appointment, she held teaching and administrative posts at Elon College (now Elon University), Guilford College and Kenyon College. Chancellor Ponder, who holds a doctorate in English from UNC-Chapel Hill, is a nationally known expert on institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, and fundraising and resource development. She has been a frequent faculty member of Harvard University’s Institutes for Higher Education and wrote the chapter on strategic planning in the American Council on Education’s book “Leading America’s Branch Campuses.” A native of Asheville, Chancellor Ponder is the daughter of the late Eleanor and Herschel Ponder, both of whom trace their Asheville family roots to the 1780s. She is married to award-winning writer and publisher Christopher Brookhouse. 44

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JANET R. CONE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS • SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR FOR UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES Janet R. Cone is in her ninth year as Director of Athletics at UNC Asheville. She also serves the school as Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. This past year was highlighted by the men’s basketball team’s winning the Big South Conference championship for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs set a school record for conference and overall wins. Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament where it nearly pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NCAA history when the 16th-seeded Bulldogs lost a close game to top-seeded Syracuse. In addition, the school successfully hosted the Big South Conference men’s basketball tournament with a national television audience and sellout crowd watching the championship game in the school’s brand-new Kimmel Arena. Cone oversaw the successful opening of the Wilma Sherrill Center which houses the Kimmel Arena. She worked to bring the top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill men’s basketball team to open Kimmel against the Bulldogs in a game that was nationally televised. That game was also sold out. The Sherrill Center had more than 100,000 visitors the past year as its hosted various events from concerts to graduation.

Cone guided the athletic department through a successful certification process by the NCAA. In addition, she brought back women’s swimming as a varsity sport for the first time in more than 35 years. In the 2010-11 year, Cone saw the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team win the Big South Conference championship and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. In addition, the Bulldog women’s indoor track and field squad finished in third place, the highest finish in school history. Senior sprinter Natalie Pearson made her second appearance in the NCAA National Outdoor Track and Field meet. Three years ago, Chancellor Anne Ponder appointed Cone to the position of Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. In this position, Cone oversees the Sherrill Center, manages specific community relationships and serves as a member of UNC Asheville’s major gifts team. She is a member of the Chancellor’s Senior Staff.


Other successes included the men’s tennis team’s finishing in second place in the Big South Conference, its highest league finish ever, the volleyball team’s advancing to the semifinals of the Big South Tournament for the eighth time in the last nine years, and the women’s tennis, men’s tennis and women’s track and field teams being honored for their work in the classroom.

In 2009, Cone helped to create the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission to bring athletic events to the Asheville area. Her leadership helped secure the return of the Southern Conference men’s and women’s basketball tournament to Asheville in March 2012. Student-Athletes have excelled in the classroom under Cone’s leadership. In 2004, she created the Athletic Director’s 3.0 + Club which recognizes student-athletes who make a 3.0 or better grade point average each semester. More than 900 student-athletes have made the club during Cone’s nine years, and in 2009-10, a record number of student-athletes earned that distinction. During that same time period, more than 800 student-athletes have been named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll, and in 2009-10 more than 60 percent of UNC Asheville’s student-athletes earned this impressive academic distinction. Cone has overseen construction projects that have dramatically improved the facilities in which UNC Asheville’s Bulldog student-athletes compete and train. (1) The Wilma Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena was completed in the spring of 2011. Funded partly through a $35 million state appropriation, Cone helped raise more than $ 7 million dollars in private funds to construct the Kimmel Arena, a major convocation space that will accommodate larger group events than the campus has been able to host before. Among other things, this will allow the university to host its own graduation, attract major speakers and performances, and have a new home for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. (2) Renovation and repairs to the Karl Straus Track began in the spring of 2009. Cone helped raised more than one million dollars in private funding for the track project. (3) Cone negotiated a partnership with Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort for construction of a new Bulldog tennis facility which has indoor courts, composition courts and six hard courts that were completed in the fall of 2009.The facility has been the home of Bulldog men’s and women’s tennis for the past three seasons, and this past spring hosted the Big South Conference men’s and women’s tennis championships for the first time in school history.

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Highlights of the 2007-08 year included the men’s basketball team being co-regular season champions of the Big South Conference and earning a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, making UNC Asheville the first men’s basketball team in Big South history to receive a bid to the NIT. Cone helped the department successfully host the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament and Women’s Basketball Tournament in back-to-back weekends.


In October of 2007, Cone was named the 2007 Division I-AAA Administrator of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. Chancellor Anne Ponder was delighted to see Cone receive the award. “Janet Cone’s inspirational leadership has set a very high standard for our student-athletes and our coaches, all of whom continue to be winners both on and off the field,” stated Ponder. “We are thrilled that she is being recognized in this way for her vision, her energy, and her tenacity, qualities our University benefit from each and every day.” In 2006-07, three different UNC Asheville teams won Big South Conference championships and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. In May 2006, the baseball team completed an amazing run with its first ever championship and a trip to Clemson for the NCAA Regional. In the fall of 2006, the women’s soccer team became the first women’s team in school history to qualify for the NCAA Tournament when the Bulldogs won the league title and earned a spot against topseed UNC Chapel Hill in the College Cup. In March 2007, the UNC Asheville women’s basketball team won its first ever Big South Conference championship. Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time where it took on Final Four-bound LSU. The South Carolina native has promulgated a significant increase in corporate sponsorships and Bulldog Athletic Association donations, critical to an organization that is not allowed to receive state funds of any kind. She has also overseen a new partnership with the Asheville City and Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Departments, an improved Athletics website, and the implementation of internet broadcasts and video-streaming for six different sports. Cone has been tapped by the NCAA and the Big South Conference to serve on several key committees. In the Big South, she is on the committees for Budget, Compliance, Ad Hoc Committee on Publicity and Promotions, Baseball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s Soccer and Tennis. In the spring of 2006, Cone was named to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Issues Committee. In September of 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. In July 2006, the Summerville, S.C. native was one of just 14 female athletic administrators to be picked by the NCAA/NACWAA to attend The Institute of Athletics Executives in Denver. In September 2008, she began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Leadership Council. Other highlights of Cone’s tenure include the development of a new Athletics Logo and a partnership with the Asheville City and Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Departments. In the spring of 2006, she was named as an Outstanding Executive Manager by the Asheville-Buncombe Excellence in Public Service.


Cone is extremely active in the community, and in the summer of the 2006, she helped lead a group of community leaders to bring the Big South Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament to UNC Asheville’s Justice Center in 2007 and 2008. Cone also initiated the “Our Turn to Play” women’s luncheon for local business, civic, and community leaders the past two years. In addition, Cone was recognized as one of 10 Women to Know in Western North Carolina. Cone came to Asheville from Samford University where she served as the first head women’s basketball coach beginning in 1996. She coached the Bulldogs for five seasons and, in 1999-2000, the team posted a 19-10 record. Cone was named Assistant Athletics Director before being promoted to Associate Athletics Director in 2003. Prior to Samford, Cone served as the first full-time Assistant Athletics Director, and the head women’s basketball and volleyball coach at Saint Leo University in Florida. She also directed basketball programs at Western Carolina University and Mars Hill College. Cone began her career as a teacher and coach in Gilbert, South Carolina. She coached against UNC Asheville eight times in her career and had a 5-3 record against the Bulldogs. Cone was born and raised in Summerville, S.C. She was a fouryear letterwinner on the basketball team and was an all-conference performer at Summerville HS for two years. Cone was inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame in 2007. She graduated magna cum laude from Furman University in 1978 and was named Physical Education Student of the Year while lettering in basketball and field hockey as an undergraduate. While earning her Master’s from the University of South Carolina in 1986, she completed her studies with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. A life-long learner, Cone is a 2003 graduate of the NACWAA/ HERS Institute of Administrative Advancement. She is a member of NACDA, NACWAA, NCAA Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association, Women’s Sports Foundation, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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MIKE GORE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Mike Gore is in his 27th year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. He currently serves the school as an Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. In his post, Gore is the liaison with the media, handling all media-related activities concerning the athletic department. He also assists with game management and sport oversight. In 2004, Gore served as the school’s Interim Athletics Director for six months prior to the hiring of Janet Cone. He is the chairman of the school’s Athletics Department Hall of Fame and the Big South Conference Hall of Fame committee.

Gore is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications. His wife Lisa is an Assistant District Attorney for the 28th Judicial District.



The Buffalo native has been a longtime contributor to the Asheville Citizen-Times , Hendersonville Times-News and has written for Blue Ribbon Basketball Magazine. For the past 13 years, Gore has been the official scorer for the Class A Asheville Tourists baseball team. In 2005, Gore was honored with the first ever Mike Gore Bulldog Service Award at UNC Asheville’s Athletics Banquet.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR Terri Brne is in her seventh year of service to the UNC Asheville Athletics Department. She serves as Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Affairs and as Director of Compliance and Sport Oversight. She joined the UNC Asheville Athletic Department in the fall of 2006. In the summer of 2011, Terri became the school’s Senior Woman Administrator. Brne is responsible for the interpretation of rules by the NCAA and Big South Conference and is the department’s liaison with Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and the Big South Conference. She educates UNC Asheville’s student-athletes and staff on all of the NCAA rules and regulations. Brne serves as the Game Administrator for men’s and women’s basketball. Terri also oversees men’s and women’s soccer plus baseball and assists with men’s and women’s basketball. In addition, she works with the Big South Conference whenever UNC Asheville hosts a league tournament. This past year saw Brne help the athletic department pass its NCAA certification and host both the men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis Big South tournaments. The Illinois native was an assistant basketball coach at both South Dakota and St. Andrews Presbyterian College. While at St. Andrews, she assisted in NCAA Compliance for all sports. Brne earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from Illinois State. She earned her masters’s degree at Tarleton State in Exercise and Sports Studies and is currently completing a doctorate in Sports Administration.

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Omar Ahmad Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Lydee Benoit Assistant Volleyball Coach

Judith Bohan Business Manager

Honey Brown Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Joe Burnette Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

Brady Burresh Director of Facilities

Brett Carey Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Mary Casey Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Janell Crayton Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Russ Gardiner Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Tom Hand Assistant Tennis Coach

Dr. Herman Holt Faculty Athletics Representative

Rebecca Nelms-Keil Director of Student Athlete Affairs

Eric Linnell Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Nick McDevitt Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Donna Peek Administrative Assistant

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communications

Adam Puett Assistant Cross Country Coach

Aaron Sanders Director of Sherrill Center

Erin Punter-Spence Director of Marketing and Promotions

Harmon Turner Ticket Manager

Jim Wallace Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

James Westfall Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Tim White Head Athletic Trainer, ATC

Joel Williams Assistant Track & Field Coach

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Eddie Biedenbach Men’s Basketball 17th Year as head coach

Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick Women’s Basketball 1st year as head coach

Michele Demko Women’s Soccer 3rd year as head coach

Elizabeth Lykins Women’s Swimming 1st year as head coach

Jesse Norman Cross Country/Track 6th year as head coach

Lise Gregory Tennis 6th year as head coach

Tom Smith Baseball 4th year as head coach

Frederico Santos Volleyball 2nd year as head coach

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Matt Kern Men’s Soccer 3rd year as head coach


ROCKY Since UNC Asheville first fielded athletics teams in the 1930s (then known as Biltmore College), the bulldog has been its mascot. Early students chose the bulldog for its fierce and tenacious reputation. In the decades that have followed, the bulldog has become a beloved symbol of our University.


In 1948, “Puck,” arrived on campus and began a tradition of live bulldog mascots that lasted into the 1980s. Puck, named after the character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, was followed by Puck II and in the 1960s by Chuga-lug. In the 1980s the campus welcomed Winston, named after British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, both for his bulldogged resolve as well as his appearance.Winston appeared for only a year and the tradition of a live mascot fell out of use. In 2009 thanks to a group of student organizers, UNC Asheville welcomed a new bulldog mascot to the University community. “Rocky I” made his first public appearance at halftime of UNC Asheville’s homecoming basketball game on Feb. 21, 2009. Alumni couple, Alexis Johnson (’97) and Ed Johnson (’96), also a member of the math faculty, are his keepers. The name “Rocky” was suggested by staff member Nancy Williams during a naming contest sponsored by the Athletics Department in 1995. Though the rumor has often been that the name came from Sylvester Stallone’s famous character, Rocky Balboa, which is based on the American prize fighter Rocky Marciano, the name was chosen because it means steadfast, much like the mountains that surround campus. Ironically, the name “Rocky,” which is of English origin, is a derivation of the name “Roch” (also Rocco and Roque) after St. Roch, the Patron Saint of Dogs. In addition to the live bulldogs, the UNC Asheville mascot has also been depicted by an army of costumed students. Since the 1960s, students dressed as the bulldog have rallied the fans at thousands of games in support of Bulldog Athletics. The present incarnation of Rocky was introduced during the 2006-2007 season and is the first to accurately reflect the logo image of the bulldog used on signs and in print publications. That image, introduced during the 2004-05 season is the fifth official incarnation of the UNC Asheville bulldog logo. In the late 1990s, the image of the bulldog, or “Rocky,” was immortalized in aluminum through a gift by the Class of 1998. Sculpted by Matt West (‘00) and modeled after a canine friend of the University, Pete “Bubba” McGill, the statue of Rocky stands in front of the Justice Center as a sentinel over campus. Careful observers will note a chipped tooth and a torn ear, signs of his ferocity. Despite his tough outward appearance, the statue of Rocky is beloved by fans. Continuing a tradition begun by the Class of 1998, each year, during convocation and commencement, freshman and seniors rub his head for good luck before going to the ceremonies. Seniors are also often spotted getting their picture made riding Rocky in the days leading up to graduation. UNC Asheville is proud of its bulldog heritage. Today, Rocky, in all of his forms serves as a rallying point for fans far and wide.




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THE NCAA Dead period:

Important NCAA Terms A prospective student-athlete is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade. In addition, a student who has not started classes for the ninth grade becomes a prospective student-athlete if the institution provides such an individual (or the individual’s relatives or friends) any financial assistance or other benefits that the institution does not provide to prospective students generally. An individual remains a prospective student-athlete until one of the following occurs (whichever is earlier):

Contact: A contact is any face-to-face encounter between a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians and an institutional staff member or athletics representative during which any dialogue occurs in excess of an exchange of a greeting. Any such face-to-face encounter that is prearranged (e.g., staff member positions himself or herself in a location where contact is possible) or that takes place on the grounds of the prospective student-athlete’s educational institution or at the site of organized competition or practice involving the prospective student-athlete or the prospective studentathlete’s high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of whether any conversation occurs. However, an institutional staff member or athletics representative who is approached by a prospective student-athlete or the prospective student-athlete’s parents, relatives or legal guardians at any location shall not use a contact, provided the encounter was not prearranged and the staff member or athletics representative does not engage in any dialogue in excess of a greeting and takes appropriate steps to immediately terminate the encounter.

Contact Period: A contact period is that period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to make in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts and evaluations.

Evaluation: Evaluation is any off-campus activity designed to assess the academic qualifications or athletics ability of a prospective student-athlete, including any visit to a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution (during which no contact occurs) or the observation of a prospective student-athlete participating in any practice or competition at any site.

Evaluation Period: An evaluation period is a period of time when it is permissible for authorized athletics department staff members to be involved in off-campus activities designed to assess the academic qualifications and playing ability of prospective studentathletes. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts shall be made with the prospective student-athlete during an evaluation period.

Quiet Period: A quiet period is a period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts only on the institution’s campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be made during the quiet period.

Initial Eligibility: A student-athlete who enrolls in a member institution as an entering freshman with no previous full-time college attendance shall meet specific NCAA academic requirements, as certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center, as approved by the Executive Committee, and any applicable institutional and conference regulations, to be considered a qualifier and thus be eligible for financial aid, practice and competition during the first academic year in residence. For further information please visit,

Frequently Asked Questions What is the National Letter of Intent (NLI)? The NLI is a contract between a prospect and an institution. By signing a NLI, a prospect agrees to attend UNC Asheville for at least one academic year. In exchange, UNC Asheville must provide athletic financial aid for one academic year. The NLI early signing period for Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball is November 10-17, 2010.The regular signing period for Basketball is April 13 - May 18, 2011. The regular signing period for Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball is April 13August 1, 2011.The NLI signing period for Soccer and Track is February 2-August 1, 2011. The NLI regular signing period for all other sports is April 13-August 1 2011. For more information, visit the NLI website: wcm/connect/nli/nli. What is the difference between an official visit and unofficial visit? After opening day of classes of the prospect’s senior year, the prospect may take five official visits to different Division I or II schools. Before the visit, the prospect must present a high school transcript, proof of SAT, ACT, PACT, PSAT test to UNC Asheville, register with the NCAA Eligibility Center, and be placed on the Institution’s IRL. An official visit may not occur if the prospect is not registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Official visits are paid in part and extended by UNC Asheville coaches only. All visits must be comparable to normal student life.


(a) The individual officially registers and enrolls in a minimum full-time program of studies and attends classes in any term of a four-year collegiate institution’s regular academic year (excluding summer); or (b) The individual participates in a regular squad practice or competition at a four-year collegiate institution that occurs before the beginning of any term; or (Revised: 1/11/89, 1/10/90) (c) The individual officially registers and enrolls and attends classes during the summer prior to initial enrollment. (Adopted: 4/28/05, Revised: 1/17/09)

A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution’s campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by prospective student-athletes to the institution’s campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a prospective studentathlete during a dead period is prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw for a prospective student-athlete who visits an institution as part of a group. During a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at which prospective student-athletes are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw, and may not visit a prospective student-athlete’s educational institution. It remains permissible, however, for an institutional staff member to write or telephone a prospective student-athlete during a dead period.

Prospects may make unlimited number of unofficial visits and may visit UNC Asheville anytime except during a dead period. Prospects are solely responsible for all expenses of unofficial visits. However, prospects may receive three complimentary admissions to any home athletic contest, excluding Big South Conference Post Season Tournaments. What is the NCAA Eligibility Center? It is the agency that certifies both a prospect’s academic and amateur eligibility for Division I and II. A prospect should register with the NCAA Eligibility Center at the beginning of their senior year in high school. Visit the NCAA Eligibility Center website for registration information.

This is a brief summary of regulations which outlines the basic recruiting rules to help prospective student-athletes and parents better understand the recruiting process. UNC Asheville is committed to recruiting and conducting its athletics program with the highest level of integrity. If you have any questions about NCAA rules, please contact Terri Brne, Associate Athletics Director, at 828-251-6930.

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BULLDOG ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION For over 30 years, the Bulldog Athletics Association has been the athletics scholarship fundraising arm of the UNC Asheville Athletics Department, but in its simplest terms, the Bulldog Athletics Club is YOU. Construction workers, doctors, teachers, lawyers, bankers, manufacturers, brokers, and technicians who are friends, fans, alumni, and countless combinations of others from Asheville, Weaverville, Arden, Hendersonville, …and places all over North Carolina, the United States, and the world. They all have one thing in common—a passion for Bulldog Athletics. While we have high expectations for conference and NCAA competition, we also have high expectations for outstanding graduation rates, personal growth, and community involvement. As a member of the Bulldog Athletics Association, you become a critical part of a successful athletics program with a tradition of developing a student-athlete. We must raise funds not only to increase the amount of scholarship money we can offer but also to offset the rising costs of a college education. The confidence of knowing your investment will be maximized is one reason supporting UNC Asheville Bulldog Athletics is a great investment. UNC Asheville Athletics receives no state funding for scholarships, so 100 percent of your gift will enable UNC Asheville to recruit and retain student-athletes who will succeed in the classroom, athletics arena, and the community – following our motto:


Champions in Athletics, Leaders in Life.

“UNC Asheville is a point of pride for this community, as an alumnus and business owner. We are proud to support the athletics department and student-athletes as they represent our community and bring attention to WNC.” --Rich Davis ’93, Jan Davis Tire Store

“The athletics scholarship I received from UNC Asheville allowed me to focus solely on my academics and soccer, without being concerned about how to pay for school. I donate to the Bulldog Athletics Club now so that current and future student-athletes can enjoy the same experience I did. Being a student-athlete at UNC Asheville was one of the best experiences of my life and the values and lessons I learned have helped me in my professional career and my personal life. Go Bulldogs!” --Pat Britz ’90; former men’s soccer player

For more information about the Bulldog Athletics Association, please contact us: UNC Asheville Athletics Justice Center, CPO #2600 One University Heights Asheville, NC 28804 Phone: (828) 251-6459 Fax: (828) 251-6386


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@ Elon (Exhibition) DAVIDSON (Exhibition) BREVARD USC UPSTATE APPALACHIAN STATE UNCG LONGWOOD* vs. Marshall (RU Inv.) vs. Marist (RU Inv.) @ High Point* @ Mercer WINTHROP* @ Presbyterian College* @ Coastal Carolina* GARDNER-WEBB* RADFORD* VMI* @ Campbell* @ Liberty*



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UNC Asheville Men's Soccer Media Guide 2012  

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UNC Asheville Men's Soccer Media Guide 2012