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General Information

Bulldog Coaching Staff

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

Head Coach...................................................... Michelle Demko

Season Preview

Overall/years .................................................. 5-31-1/Third Year

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

.............................................................................(Maryland, 1996) at Asheville ...................................................... 5-31-1/Third Year


Assistant Coach ........................................................Mary Casey

Elizabeth Keil .............................................................................................................................6 Mary Beale .................................................................................................................................7 Hannah Jeske .............................................................................................................................8 Ferriss Roberts .........................................................................................................................9 Amanda Knapp .......................................................................................................................10 Tarrah Tate ...............................................................................................................................11 Erin Ryan ..................................................................................................................................12 Kristen Lawson .......................................................................................................................13 Heather Muller .......................................................................................................................14 Amanda Dailor........................................................................................................................15 Kaitlyn Eckert..........................................................................................................................16 Megan Foster...........................................................................................................................17 Newcomers ......................................................................................................................18-23

.............................................................................(Maryland, 2009)

2011 Team Information 2011 Record....................................................................... 4-15-1 2011 Big South Record/Finish ................................... 3-7-0/8th Starters Returning/Lost ........................................................ 7/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost ............................................ 11/7

Soccer Support Staff Athletic Trainer ................................................Jim Wallace, ATC Athletics Communication ........................................Mike Gore

Coaching Staff Head Coach Michelle Demko ............................................................................................24 Assistant Coach Mary Casey .............................................................................................25


Records Section 2011 Season Stats .................................................................................................................26 2011 Big South Final Standings ..........................................................................................27 Big South Tournament History ..........................................................................................28 2006 Big South Champions..................................................................................................29 Game Records ........................................................................................................................30 Team Records .........................................................................................................................31 Year-by-Year Leaders .............................................................................................................32 All-Time Letterwinners ........................................................................................................33 Year-by-Year Results ........................................................................................................34-35 All-Time Results .....................................................................................................................36 UNC Asheville Hall of Fame ................................................................................................37 The Big South Conference.............................................................................................38-39

Press Box Phone ...............................................(828) 575-6649

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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

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 Pellegrin or Mike Gore in the Athletics Communication


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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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Momentum Building For UNC Asheville Soccer Third-year coach Michelle Demko has been steadily rebuilding the UNC “We’re glad to have Megan healthy this year,” stated Demko. “She sees the whole game quite well.” Asheville women’s soccer program and progress should continue in 2012. Last year the Bulldogs improved from one win in 2010 to four victories.Three of those wins came in Big South Conference play and allowed Asheville to qualify for the Big South Tournament for the first time in three seasons. The Bulldogs were preseason picks to finish last in 2011 but that didn’t come close to happening as Asheville came in eighth place out of 11 teams. Demko’s club showed it wasn’t just happy to be there as it top took topseeded Radford to penalty kicks before the Highlanders survived the Bulldog challenge. RU would win its next two matches easily to advance to the NCAA Tournament. “I thought we became more competitive as the season rolled on,” commented Demko. “We closed the gap on our opponents and gained confidence. We even found a way to win a few matches.”


Asheville was a young team in 2011 and will be even younger in 2012. Demko has brought in 10 freshmen, many of whom could play right away. The Bulldog coach believes her team will be better this year but preaches patience. “I think we’re going to be a much more athletic and dynamic squad this year,” admitted Demko. “Also, for the time since I’ve been here, we’re going to have some real depth. Injuries have really crippled us the past two years. We don’t want injuries this year, but we’ll be able to absorb some injuries a little better.

Hannah Jeske “However, we’re going to be an extremely young team,” added Demko. “I like the recruits we’ve brought in but there’s a real learning curve going from Five freshmen will all vie for playing time in 2012. Start with 5-4 rookie high school to the college game. We’re all going to have to be patient with Kelsey Palmer, who has a little more experience than the other freshmen. this year’s club.” “Kelsey graduated early and was able to join us in January,” said Demko. “She played in the spring and trained with us. We can use her in the back or in GOALKEEPER midfield. Kelsey is an attacking player who can play with both feet. We look Sophomore Heather Muller was Asheville’s goalkeeper last year for every for big things from her at UNC Asheville.” minute of every match. Like the Bulldog team, she improved as the season Rachel Kish comes to Asheville from Reagan HS in Winston-Salem. went on, earning All-Tournament honors for her play against Radford. “Heather learned a great deal last season and should settle in even more as “Rachel will be a big presence in the back,” stated Demko. “She’s very smart a sophomore,” declared Demko. “She’s very athletic and really helps us when tactically and knows how to organize in the run of play.We expect Rachel to make an immediate impact on the backline starting with this season.” we want to go on a counter-attack. “ Junior Kristen Lawson is a versatile player who will compete for the starting Melanie Cusi is a player who can play both in midfield and in the back. spot in goal. She also has the ability to play midfield, as well. “Melanie is a good passer and solves pressure easily,” admitted Demko. “She “We really like Kristen’s versatility,” said Demko. “She’ll make a run at play- comes from a great club program and is used to a high caliber of play.” ing time as our starting goalkeeper. And we like the fact we could use her on Wake Forest native Alex Stradford is another newcomer who can also play the field. She can really strike the ball with power.” both in the back and in midfield. DEFENSE “Alex is another player who comes from a really good club program,” Asheville’s defense will be anchored by junior Erin Ryan. She’s been a starter commented Demko. “She has excellent speed and knows how to play the game.” in the back for the Bulldogs the past two seasons. “Erin may be the hardest worker on our team,” explained Demko. “She uses A teammate of Rachel Kish’s at Reagan HS, Allie Jacobius, joins the Asheville her body well and is physical when she needs to be. Erin has the mentality to program in the back. always look to go forward which is what we’re looking for.” “Allie is a hard worker who played with Rachel in high school,” said Demko. Senior Elizabeth Keil missed last year due to studying abroad. She started for “She will provide depth in the back this season.” half the season in 2010 before injuries slowed her down. MIDFIELD “We’re glad to have Elizabeth back,” commented Demko. “She’s a good organizer and was a real spark for us two years ago. We’re glad that we’ll have Asheville returns some experience and has added some talented newcomers to the midfield. her senior leadership this season.” Sophomore Megan Foster missed the first part of the 2011 season with a Senior Ferriss Roberts enjoyed a breakout season in 2011. She was Asheville’s fourth leading scorer with five goals and 12 points. knee injury before recovering to play in the final part of the year.


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“Ferriss had a huge impact last season. We can play her up top or at wide midfield,” explained Demko. “She’s a good one-on-one player who really strikes the ball hard. Ferriss will be a key player for us this year.” Senior Hannah Jeske has started and played in all of the Bulldogs’ 53 matches in her career. “Hannah is one of our toughest players,” declared Demko. “She’s great at winning balls in the air and keeping us balanced on offense and defense. Hannah is always there and has been a consistent force for our program.” Junior Tarrah Tate was slowed last season with a shoulder injury that caused her to miss the second half of the year. She should be 100 percent in 2012. “We missed Tarrah when she couldn’t play last year,” explained Demko.“She’s one of our best technical players and has great vision with good feet.” The Bulldogs will have two freshmen competing for playing time in midfield this season. Both could make an immediate impact. Local product Shenny Lenhart enjoyed a spectacular career at Reynolds HS. She scored 106 goals in her career. “Shenny can play anywhere on the field,” commented Demko. “She obviously has the ability to score goals in a lot of different ways, but she’s also an excellent playmaker. Shenny will provide a spark for our team this year. She’s a real competitor.”

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Sophomore Amanda Dailor was one of five players to start and play in all 20 Michigan native Bria West has outstanding credentials, and Demko is excited matches for Asheville in 2011. She scored a goal and added two assists. about her potential. “Amanda is the total package as she’s one of our best players,” stated Dem“Bria is very creative on offense and will play center-midfield,” stated Dem- ko. “She’s doesn’t get rattled and really likes to get forward. What we need ko. “She’s a soccer junkie who knows the game really well.” for Amanda to do more this year is to take more shots and score more goals. She’s more than capable.” FORWARDS Sophomore Kaitlyn Eckert enjoyed a strong freshman campaign. She finished Asheville returns most of its forwards from last season, and all of the return- the year tied for the team lead in goals with six and was second in points ees should be even better with a year of experience under their belts. Like with 15. everywhere else, Demko believes the newcomers will play a major role up front, too. “Kaitlyn is a dangerous player that everyone one of our opponents will have to account for,” explained Demko. “She’s one of our more crafty players and The Bulldogs return leading scorer Amanda Knapp to the roster in 2012.The is very good at baiting defenders. When Kaitlyn is at her best, we’re a pretty junior forward really blossomed last year with six goals and 14 points. Three good soccer team.” of her goals were game-winners. Senior Mary Beale has been a key contributor for the Bulldogs the past two “Amanda is one of our most dynamic forwards,” declared Demko. “She’s seasons. not afraid to get physical and has the speed to get forward and behind the defense. Amanda is tough to defend and has the ability to score a lot of goals “What’s great about Mary is she is always ready to play,” said Demko. “She’s for us this season.” relentless in her pursuit when we attack. Mary has a high work rate, and we’re glad we have her around for one more year.” Three talented freshmen will have a chance to make an impact up front in 2012. Start with Kennedy Garrett from Cary, N.C. “Kennedy will be one of our biggest competitors,” stated Demko. “She’s a very strong player who does whatever it takes to win. Kennedy comes from a great club program in Cary and will be someone who will compete for playing time as a freshman.” Paige Trent is a striker from Winston-Salem. “Paige is a tremendous forward who has dangerous speed,” said Demko. “Her first instinct is go toward the goal at all times. She’s quite comfortable playing up front, and we’re anxious to see her perform this season.” Bethany Spano rounds out Asheville’s rookie forwards. She’ll join the Bulldog family from Huntersville, N.C. “Bethany is a player who provides immediate pressure on the defense,” commented Demko. “She’s a player who our opponents will have to account for when she’s on the field.”

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D • 5-7 • SR • ASHEVILLE, N.C.


Overview: Local product from Asheville HS who earned her way into the starting line-up in the back in 2010...did not play last season as she was attending school in Spain... two-sport athlete at Asheville HS and excelled in field hockey...mother Rebecca Keil works in the Athletic Deparment’s as Director of Student-Athlete Affairs...will provide Bulldogs with experienced depth in the back this year. 2011: Did not play. 2010: Played in 11 matches and started seven times... slowed by injuries in latter part of the season. 2009: Played in one match during the year. Before UNC Asheville: Three-year starter in the back at Asheville HS...played forward for field hockey team at Asheville and led the state in goals scored junior and senior year...played club soccer for Highlands Football Club and helped them win Savannah Cup and Riverside tournement in 2006-2007 season.

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MARY BEALE F • 5-5 • SR • ARDEN, N.C. Overview: One of four seniors on this year’s roster... gives the Bulldogs some experienced depth up front and in midfield...can also play in goal if the need arises...grew up and played high school soccer in Virginia before her family moved to Asheville area prior to her freshman year.

2010: Emerged as a key player for the Bulldogs...scored first career goal vs. Francis Marion (9-19) that tied the match as Asheville would go on to record a 2-1 victory...also tallied goal vs.VMI (10-3)...took 11 shots on the season with three coming vs.VMI (10-3). 2009: Played in one match and played the final three minutes as a goalkeeper in 3-0 victory over Presbyterian College (10-10).


2011: Gave Asheville a real lift off the bench...played in 15 matches and earned a start...had four shots on the season.

Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout career at Halifax County HS in South Boston, Va....earned first team all-district honors as a junior and second team all-district honors as a sophomore and senior...was captain of team senior year...four-year starter at Halifax for head coach Sid Young...also lettered in cross country and basketball... played for Danville Blasts Club team.

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MF • 5-7 • SR • CEDARBURG, WI Overview: Has been a starter for the Bulldogs her entire career and will be a real leader this season...earned Big South All-Rookie honors in 2009...went with Gina Beer in January of 2011 to Nicarauga to teach soccer in Soccer Without Borders Program...excellent student who earned a spot on Big South All Academic team in 2011...has started and played in all 53 matches of her career. 2011: Started and played in every one of Asheville’s 20 matches...fired five shots during the season. 2010: Played and started in all 17 matches for the Bulldogs...finished the year with three points...scored goal at South Carolina State (9-27)...picked up an assist vs. Wofford (9-10)...took six shots on the year. 2009: Started and played in all 16 matches for Asheville and did a great job for the Bulldogs in the midfield...has 12 shots on the year, including two at Presbyterian College (10-10) and two at Winthrop (10-23). Before UNC Asheville: Played one year of high school soccer at Cedarburg HS in Wisconsin...played as a freshman and earned second team all-conference honors...played club soccer for FC Milwaukee and helped team get to regional finals.


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FERRISS ROBERTS MF • 5-5 • SR • LEAWOOD, KS Overview: Senior midfielder who turned into one of the most dangerous scorers in the Big South in 2011...will compete for Big South All-Conference honors as a senior... comes to Asheville from Leawood, Kansas.

2010: Started 12 times and played in 15 matches...tied for third on team in scoring with two goals and four points... scored first career goal at Tennessee Tech (9-5) and tallied again at Coastal Carolina (10-18)...had nine shots during the season with season-high two at Charleston Southern (10-15).


2011: Tied for second on Bulldog squad in goals scored (5) and fourth in points (12)...scored first goal of the year in key road win at VMI (9-29)...tallied goal in 3-0 home win over PC (10-4)...also scored against Charleston Southern (10-15), at Gardner-Webb (10-20) and at Winthrop (1022)...fifth on team in shots taken with 38...earned an assist vs. S.C. State (9-18) and vs. Gardner-Webb (10-20).

2009: Played in nine matches and gave the Bulldogs some real energy off the bench. Before UNC Asheville: Attended high school at Blue Valley North in Leawood, Kansas...three-year starter at Blue Valley where she led the team in assists throughout her career...helped lead school to 6-A state championship as a sophomore and three straight regional titles...Honorable Mention All-Conference as a junior and senior...played for club team KC Metro Dynamos...led club team to State Cup championships in 2008 and earned #15 national ranking...excellent student who made Academic-Principal’s Honor Roll for eight semesters...member of National High School Scholar Hall of Fame...member of Kansas Regional Ballet and American Dance Center for 12 years.

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F • 5-4 • JR • YOUNGSVILLE, N.C. Overview: One of Asheville’s top strikers and should compete for Big South All-Conference honors as as junior... really came into her own in 2011 and ended up leading the Bulldogs in scoring...enjoyed a spectacular high school career at Franklinton. 2011: One of five players to start and play in all of Asheville’s 20 matches...tied for team lead in goals scored (6)...led Bulldogs in assists (4) and points (16)...second in shots taken (52)...26 of her 52 shots were on goal...three of her goals were game-winners...scored first goal of season in near upset of Georgia State (9-16)...tallied twice, including gamewinner vs. South Carolina State (9-18)...also had game-winning goal in 3-0 BSC win over Presbyterian College (10-4)... scored twice in 5-0 victory over Charleston Southern (1015)...named Attacking Player of the Week on Sept. 20 after scoring three goals in two matches...picked up two assists vs. S.C. State (9-18)...also had assist vs. Charleston Southern (10-15). 2010: Played in 16 matches and earned 11 starts...finished the season as Asheville’s second leading scorer with three goals, two assists and 11 points...scored at least one goal in last two games of the season at Liberty (10-27) and near upset of Big South champion High Point (10-29)...tallied first career goal vs. VMI (10-3)...also had an assist against Keydets (10-3) and at Liberty (10-27)...second on team in shots taken with 27...had two matches with four shots and five matches with three shots taken. Before UNC Asheville: Attended Franklinton HS where she was the team MVP all four years she played...scored an amazing 165 goals in her career...first-team all-conference all four years she played...served as captain as a sophomore, junior and goal scoring year was junior year when she scored 51 goals...tallied 49 goals as a sophomore...senior year scored 38 goals with 24 assists...


all-region performer as a sophomore, junior and senior... was named Northern Carolina Conference Player of the Year following senior campaign...earned Wendy’s Heisman Award as junior...member of North squad in North Carolina State games in 2008 & 2009...was named as 2010 U.S. Army National Scholar Athlete...named to All-State team as a senior...led Franklinton to conference championship as a senior and helped team advance to third round of state playoffs...also led school to Brassfield Commercial Classic Tournament title for four straight years...played club for CASL 91 Spartan finished first in Premier Division in 2010 and #5 ranking in North Carolina...played in East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro in July of 2010.

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TARRAH TATE MF • 5-5 • JR • CASTLE ROCK, CO Overview: One Junior forward who will compete for playing time up front in to a good start in 2011 before injuries caused her to miss the rest of the year after just seven matches.

2010: Played in 15 matches and started 13 times...registered 10 shots...had three shots vs. VMI (10-3) and two shots at Furman (9-15)...started the last seven matches of the year. Before UNC Asheville: Attended Rock Canyon HS in Castle Rock, Colo....led team in scoring in both her junior and senior seasons...served as team captain as a senior...earned All-Conference honors senior campaign...played for club team Colorado Rush Nike that was ranked fifth in country at one point...played for Colorado ODP until 2008 and attended Region IV camp.

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2011: Played in seven matches and started five times early in the year but injuries caused her to miss the second half of the season...took four shots during the season.




Overview: Junior defender who has gotten better with each season and will be key contributor for the Bulldogs in 2012...versatile player who can play all over the field, including in goal.


2011: Played in 16 matches and earned 11 starts...took five shots during the year. 2010: Started all 17 matches for the Bulldogs, including one as a goalkeeper at Charleston Southern (10-15)...played most of the season as a defender...took 14 shots during the year with three at Presbyterian College (10-9)...made five saves in the CSU match as she played the first half against the Buccaneers. Before UNC Asheville: Four-year starter at Sanderson HS...earned all-conference honors for four straight years... named to all-regional team sophomore through senior captain as a senior and scored three goals with two assists from central defender spot...was named team MVP following senior year...helped lead Sanderson to 13-54 overall record and berth in conference and state tournament...excellent student who was academic all-conference for four years...received the Sportsmanship Award at Brittany Tournament...played club soccer for ‘91 Triangle Futbol Club Navy Girls and team compiled 38-12-7 overall record last team advanced to State Cup finals and earned a regional berth...helped lead state cup team to state championship in 2008 and went unbeaten in Premier League.

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KRISTEN LAWSON GK • 5-8 • JR • CHARLOTTE, N.C. Overview: Came to UNC Asheville as a goalkeeper but due to injuries ended up playing the majority of the season in the field in her freshman season in 2010...member of UNC Asheville Honors Program...will battle for playing time both as a goalkeeeper and as a midfielder this season.

2010: Played in 14 matches with four of them being in goal... picked up an assist at Liberty (10-27) and fired a shot on goal at South Carolina State (9-27)...started as goalkeeper in two matches with one being at Coastal Carolina (10-18) and the second against Gardner-Webb (10-24) at home. Before UNC Asheville: Attended Providence HS in Charlotte...earned all-conference and all-region honors as a senior...was team captain and was given the Panther Pride Award following senior MVP as a junior and also named to all-conference and all-region teams... helped lead Providence to #8 ranking in state...named Best Team Player as a sophomore and was picked to go to North Carolina State Games...lettered in basketball at Providence and was captain of team as senior...played club soccer for Charlotte United Gold 91G...helped lead team to #3 ranking in state in 2008 and finalist in Southern Soccer Showcase...selected to play in North Carolina EastWest All-Star Game in Greensboro...also selected to play in North Carolina-South Clash of the Carolinas.

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2011: Played once in match vs. Liberty (10-29).




GK • 5-10 • SO • CARY, N.C.


Overview: Came in as a freshman and became the Bulldgos starter in goal and was there the entire season...played very well in Big South Tournament and helped Asheville take eventual champion Radford to PK’s...named to All-Tournament team...attended Apex HS in Apex...played in prestigious East-West High School All-Star game in Greensboro in July. 2011: Started in goal for every one of Asheville’s 20 matches and was there for every minute of the season...posted shutouts vs. PC (10-4) and Charleston Southern (10-15)... made 120 saves on the year. Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed a standout prep career for head coach Kevin Todd at Apex...senior year posted seven shutouts and allowed just 14 goals...helped lead Apex to 15-3-1 overall record...named first team All-Conference following senior season...was team MVP as a junior and senior...junior year had six shutouts...played in prestigious East-West High School All-Star game in Greensboro in July of 2011...also lettered in basketball at Apex.

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AMANDA DAILOR F • 5-4 • SO • CASTAIC, CA Overview: Midfielder from California who did a great job as a freshman...will compete for Big South All-Conference honors in 2012...first player from California on Bulldog roster since 1999.

Before UNC Asheville: Played prep soccer at West Ranch HS in Stevenson Ranch, Calif....high school coach was Cami Hidding...named Rookie of the Year freshman season... earned top Offensive Player as a freshman, sophomore and MVP sophomore year...made first team All-Conference as a sophomore and second team as a junior...U18 club team won Far West Regionals...U17 squad reached San Diego Surf Cups Finals of the Super Group... U15 team won Cal South National Cup...U10-U18 club team ranked top 20 nationally.

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2011: One of five players to start and play in all 20 matches for the Bulldogs...scored one goal and added two assists... fired 44 shots with 19 on goal...tallied first career goal in first collegiate match vs. Davidson (8-20)...picked up an assist vs. Presbyterian College (9-18) and Charleston Southern (10-15).




F • 5-5 • SO • KNIGHTDALE, N.C. Overview: Gifted scorer who only played three years of high school soccer before joining UNC Asheville program in January of 2011 after graduating early from Knightdale HS in Knightdale, N.C....enjoyed an excellent rookie season with the Bulldogs and earned a spot on Big South AllFreshman team. 2011: Asheville’s second leading scorer with six goals and 15 points...tied for the team lead in goals with Amanda Knapp (6)...second on team in assists (3)...scored first career goal on PK vs. Tennessee Tech (8-28)...tallied goal in first win of the year over South Carolina State (9-18)... scored the game-winning goal in Big South 3-1 road victory at VMI (9-29)...also scored vs. Presbyterian College (10-4), at Campbell (10-6) and against Radford in Big South Tournament (11-3)....tied for team lead in shots taken with 56... had assist vs. Georgia State (9-16),VMI (9-29) and GardnerWebb (10-20). Before UNC Asheville: Completed her three-year career at Knightdale with an amazing 105 goals...junior season compiled 63 goals and 32 assists, the eighth highest scoring total in state history...earned All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honors...averaged three goals per game... helped lead team to third round of state playoffs.


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MEGAN FOSTER D • 5-5 • SO • GAINESVILLE, FL Overview: Midfielder from Florida who earned valuable experience as a freshman in 2011 and should have a chance to play more this season.

Before UNC Asheville: Attended Gainesville HS and was the region’s leading goal scorer as a senior with 29 goals and eight assists...named to All-Conference and All-Area team.

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2011: Played in eight matches and earned one start...took three shots during the year wtih two on target.



ALEX STRADFORD D • 5-5 • FR • WAKE FOREST, N.C. Before UNC Asheville: Played for CASL, one of the top club teams in the country...earned a spot with ODP captain at Wakefield where she earned AllState and All-Conference honors as a senior.


Overview: Rookie defender from Wakefield HS in Wake Forest, N.C.


KELSEY PALMER D • 5-4 • FR • MOORESVILLE, N.C. Overview: Versatile freshman who can play anywhere on the field...enjoyed great prep and club career at Lake Norman HS and Lake Norman Soccer Club...graduated from Lake Norman early and entered school in January 2012.


Before UNC Asheville: Named to All-Region and All-Conference team as a junior at Lake Norman HS...earned spot on Region III ODP team in 2011...was invited to the U19 National ODP Camp in 2011...ran track at Lake Norman and was regional qualifier in the 200.

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KRISTEN PHELPS F • 5-4 • FR • SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. Overview: Joined the team in August just as training began…will provide depth up front.

Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed an excellent career at Pinecrest HS in Southern Pines…earned All-Conference and All-Region honors…helped lead Pinecrest to conference championship as a senior.



KENNEDY GARRETT F • 5-6 • FR • CARY, N.C. Overview: Talented freshman striker who will have a chance to play in her rookie season.

Before UNC Asheville: Attended Panther Creek HS in Cary...named to All-Conference team following senior season...served as team captain...played club soccer for CSAL.

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Overview: Rookie striker from Huntersville who played at Southlake Christian Academy and for Lake Norman Soccer Club.

Before UNC Asheville: Earned All-State and All-Conference honors senior season at Southlake...led team in scoring and was named team MVP.


ALLIE JACOBIUS D • 5-4 • FR • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Overview: One of two incoming freshmen to come from Reagan HS as she’ll join teammate Rachel Kish with the Bulldogs in 2012...will work hard for playing time as a defender.


Before UNC Asheville: Four-year starter at Reagan... named Player of the Week as a senior...earned MVP honors for 93’ Lady Twins White club team...also served as team captain of club squad.

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SHENNY LENHART MF • 5-6 • FR • ASHEVILLE, N.C. Overview: Local product from nearby Reynolds HS...midfielder who was a dominant player for Reynolds during her prep career...could make an immediate impact with the Bulldogs as a freshman.



Before UNC Asheville: Finished her career at Reynolds as the program’s all-time leading goal scorer with 106...senior year set a school record for goals with 41...was the 2011

and 2012 Asheville Citizen-Times Player of the Year...Mountain Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year for two straight seasons...earned All-State and All-Conference honors for four consecutive years...played in the East-West All-Star Game in Greensboro and Clash of the Carolinas in Charleston, soccer team was Highland Football Club.

PAIGE TRENT F • 5-6 • FR • WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Overview: Freshman forward from Winston-Salem...attended Mount Tabor HS...could make an impact in 2012.

Before UNC Asheville: Led Mount Tabor as a senior with 11 goals and was second in assists...four-year starter...senior year named to All-State and All-Region team...served as team captain.

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Overview: One of two incoming freshmen from Reagan HS in Winston-Salem...central defender who should have a chance to play and make an impact in 2012.

Before UNC Asheville: Earned All-Conference and AllRegion honor senior year at Reagan...played for NC Fusion Elite club program.


BRIA WEST MF • 5-4 • FR • WEST OLIVE, MI Overview: One of 10 freshmen on 2012 roster...freshman midfielder from West Olive, Michigan.


Before UNC Asheville: Three-year starter at West Ottawa HS where she earned All-Conference honors for three consecutive years...named team captain as a senior...played club soccer for West Michigan Hawks.

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MELANIE CUSI D • 5-4 • FR • FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. Overview: Freshman defender from Fayetteville, N.C.... should have a chance to play in 2012.

Before UNC Asheville: Excellent student-athlete at Terry Sanford HS where she lettered in soccer, basketball, tennis and track and field...played soccer for four years and was named All-Conference three times...served as team captain as a senior...played club soccer for Triangle Football Club.



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Michelle Demko is in her third year as head coach of the UNC Asheville women’s soccer program. The former Maryland star is steadily rebuilding the Bulldog program and determined to get it back to the top of the Big South Conference. After winning only one match in her first season as head coach in 2010, Asheville was the most improved team in the Big South a year ago. The Bulldogs won four matches and qualified for the Big South Tournament for the first time in three seasons. Asheville took eventual Big South champion and NCAA participant Radford to a shoot-out before falling to the Highlanders in the quarterfinals of the league tourney.

Before her stint at N.C. State, Demko played professionally with the Philadelphia Charge. She was selected in the eighth round (63rd overall) by the Charge and played two seasons in the WUSA, leading Philadelphia into the WUSA Founders Cup semifinals twice. Demko also had a successful professional career overseas, spending three years in Germany in the competitive Frauen Bundesliga for the SC Klinge Seckah, FSV Frankfurt and Bayern Munich.

She was a starter for all three teams and led Bayern This past spring, she was selected to work with U.S. Munich to a league championship. In addition, Demko capUnder-20 Women’s National team as they began prepara- tured a national title while playing with the W-League’s tions for FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup. Maryland Pride from 1994 to 1996. Demko, a former standout at the University of Maryland, came to Asheville after working at the University of Nebraska as an assistant coach. She replaced Michele Cornish, the Big South’s and UNC Asheville’s all-time winningest coach. “When we began to look at the applicants for this position, we were determined to find a Champion in Athletics and a Leader in Life,” declared Director of Athletics Janet R. Cone upon Demko’s hiring. “Michelle fit our vision perfectly. She has been a champion on the field both collegiately and professionally. Michelle has also coached at two outstanding universities. We believe she will do an exemplary job leading our women’s soccer program.” Demko had been at Nebraska for three years and served as the Huskers recruiting coordinator. Nebraska posted three straight winning seasons and improved its win total each year.


Before going to Nebraska, Demko spent four years with North Carolina State, helping to improve the Pack from a record of 9-9-1 in 2003 to 11-9-1 in 2006.

Demko, who played soccer at the University of Maryland under former U.S. National Team Coach April Heinrichs, was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 50th Anniversary Women’s Soccer Team. While playing at Maryland, she served as a two-year captain and was voted MVP by her team. She also earned first-team All-ACC honors. Demko played in three Olympic Festivals (1994-96), as well as being called into national team training camps in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Demko also owns a cap with the U.S. Women’s National Team while playing against Germany in 1997. A native of Largo, Fla., Demko received a bachelor’s degree of science-kinesiology from Maryland in 1996. Prior to her arrival at Maryland, she played soccer at Barry University in Miami, Fla. She helped lead Barry to the 1992 NCAA Division II national title as she scored in the championship match against Adelphi.

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MARY CASEY THIRD SEASON • MARYLAND, 2009 Former Maryland standout Mary Casey is in her third year as an assistant coach with the UNC Asheville women’s soccer program.


Casey was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer for Maryland and played professionally for the Northern Virginia Majestics of the United Soccer Leagues’ W-League and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sol of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS). Casey played both defender and goalkeeper during her playing career and was an All-ACC first team selection in 2008. She was named a team captain at Maryland her senior season and helped lead the Terrapins to an appearance in the Sweet 16 of the 2009 NCAA Tournament. That season Casey anchored a defense that posted nine shutouts, including five of the Terps’ first seven games. Maryland went 14-6-2 in 2009 as Casey posted 76 saves in goal while only allowing 22 goals over the course of the season. For her career with the Terrapins she played in 74 contests, recording 136 saves and 13 shutouts. She excelled academically as well, earning a spot on the 2008 All-ACC Academic team. Casey was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar All-American second team and the NSCAA All-East Scholar first team.

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Mary Casey at Maryland






## Name 6 KNAPP, Amanda 4 ECKERT, Kaitlyn 12 HALKIOTIS, Leilani 22 ROBERTS, Ferriss 2 DAILOR, Amanda 9 STAELIN, Frances 16 FLEWELLING, Margo 17 TUCKER, Mary Kate 8 O’BRIEN, Carolyn 18 RYAN, Erin 10 JESKE, Hannah 7 BEALE, Mary 5 TATE, Tarrah 15 FOSTER, Megan 21 BEER, Gina 24 LAWSON, Kristen 20 GOODHAND-SELL, Emma Total Opponents

## GOALTENDERS 0 MULLER, Heather TM TEAM Total Opponents

OVERALL BIG SOUTH HOME 4-15-1 3-7-0 3-6-0

GP-GS 20-20 19-18 20-20 19-15 20-20 20-20 18-17 19-18 18-13 16-11 20-20 15-1 7-5 8-1 4-0 1-0 6-1 20 20

G 6 6 5 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 53

A Pts Sh 4 16 52 3 15 56 3 13 56 2 12 38 2 4 44 1 3 11 1 3 4 3 3 2 1 1 3 0 0 5 0 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 72 288 34 140 308

|-GOAL AVERAGE-| |-SAVES-| GP Minutes GA Avg Sv Pct 20-20 1840:00 53 2.59 120 .694 0-0 0:00 0 0.00 2 1.000 20 1840:00 53 2.59 122 .697 20 1840:00 26 1.27 105 .802

GOALS BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 2nd 12 14 25 27

OT 0 1

SHOTS BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 2nd 143 140 136 166

OT OT2 3 2 3 3

SAVES BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 52 61

OT OT2 2 1 2 1

2nd 67 41

Sh% GW PK-ATT .115 3 0-0 .107 1 1-1 .089 0 0-0 .132 0 0-0 .023 0 0-0 .091 0 0-0 .250 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 .090 4 1-1 .172 14 1-2

W L 3 15 0 0 3 15 15 3

T 1 0 1 1

Sho 2 0 2 9

AWAY NEUTRAL 1-9-0 0-0-1

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 Aug 20 Aug 28 Sep 02 Sep 04 Sep 09 Sep 11 Sep 16 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 29 Oct 01 Oct 04 Oct 06 Oct 13 Oct 15 Oct 20 Oct 22 Oct 27 Oct 29 Nov 03

OPPONENT at Davidson Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky at Wofford at Western Carolina at Appalachian State Georgia State South Carolina State at ETSU at VMI* at Radford* Presbyterian College* at Campbell* Coastal Carolina* Charleston Southern* at Gardner-Webb* at Winthrop* High Point* Liberty* Radford*

Total 26 53

CORNERS BY PRD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 28 41

OT3 0 0

Total 288 308

FOULS BY PERIOD UNC Asheville Opponents

1st 2nd 52 68 66 73

OT3 0 0

Total 122 105

OT2 OT3 0 0 0 0

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2nd 40 53



26-288 1.30 .090 131-288 .455 14.4 20 68 1-1

53-308 2.65 .172 175-308 .568 15.4 34 95 1-2

7 0

9 0

1716 9/191 1/0

3206 10/321

W/L SCORE ATT L 1-8 1072 L 1-4 249 L 0-4 487 L 0-5 127 L 0-4 456 L 0-1 297 L 2-3 187 W 5-1 109 L 0-3 261 W 3-1 103 L 0-1 101 W 3-0 109 L 1-2 276 L 0-1 123 W 5-0 137 L OT 3-4 148 L 1-3 365 L 0-4 137 L 0-3 178 T OT3 1-1

OT OT2 0 0 0 1 OT 0 4

OT3 0 0

Total 68 95

OT2 OT3 2 0 0 0

Total 122 143

2011 BIG SOUTH STANDINGS Team xy-Radford x-Winthrop Campbell High Point Liberty Gardner-Webb Charleston Southern UNC Asheville Presbyterian College ** Coastal Carolina VMI

W 8 8 7 6 5 4 4 3 2 2 0

BIG SOUTH L T Pts 2 0 24 2 0 24 1 2 23 2 2 20 4 1 16 4 2 14 5 1 13 7 0 9 6 2 8 7 1 7 9 1 1

Pct .800 .800 .800 .700 .550 .500 .450 .300 .300 .250 .050

W 15 12 15 8 9 6 9 4 4 2 3

OVERALL L T Pct 6 1 .705 7 1 .625 5 2 .727 10 3 .452 8 3 .525 8 5 .447 8 2 .526 15 1 .225 13 2 .263 15 2 .158 13 2 .222

Home 8-2-0 8-1-0 7-1-0 4-2-2 4-3-2 4-2-3 6-3-0 3-6-0 3-6-1 1-4-2 3-6-1

Road 5-4-0 4-5-0 5-2-2 4-7-1 4-4-1 2-5-2 3-5-1 1-9-0 1-6-1 1-6-0 0-7-0

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

L10 7-2-1 7-2-1 6-2-2 5-3-2 5-4-1 4-4-2 4-4-2 3-6-1 2-6-2 2-7-1 0-9-1

Streak L1 L1 L1 L2 L1 L1 L2 T1 W1 L3 L8

x - Big South regular-season co-champion y - Big South Tournament champion ** - Presbyterian is not eligible for the postseason tournament

SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Silvia Betancourt F Sr. Liberty Dawn Rollyson F Sr. Gardner-Webb Julie Ruh’e F So. Radford Toni Lashley F So. Charleston Southern Becca Hemby MF So. High Point Megan Curan MF Fr. Gardner-Webb Katie Taber MF Sr. High Point Sarah Strand MF Sr.VMI Megan Pritts D So. Winthrop Sammy Vercellino D So. High Point Lauren Stell D Jr. Liberty Alyssa Clark D So. Coastal Carolina Andrea Ritchie GK Sr. High Point ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM Krystyna Freda F Winthrop Ashley Clark F Campbell Maddie Boone MF Liberty Jacky Kessler F High Point Stephanie Herb D Radford Ashley Herndon D Winthrop Stephanie Hand D Charleston Southern Megan Curan MF Gardner-Webb Kara Nay MF Radford Kaitlyn Eckert F Asheville Gracie Boswell F Presbyterian College


ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE Taylor Brown Campbell Allison Lewis Charleston Southern Jessie Benchley Coastal Carolina Megan Tremblay Gardner-Webb Brielle Spencer High Point Karen Blocker Liberty Emily Boggus Presbyterian College Megan Rhodes Radford Hannah Jeske Asheville Simone Jimenez VMI Rachel Webster Winthrop ATTACKING PLAYER OF THE YEAR Courtney Durbin, F, Sr., Winthrop DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Tyler Drake, D, Soph., Radford FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Krystyna Freda, F, Winthrop COACH OF THE YEAR Ben Sohrabi, Radford SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Brielle Spencer, High Point

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Thursday, Nov. 3 - Quarterfinals #5 Liberty 2 .........................#4 High Point 1 (Overtime) #1 Radford 1 ...............#8 UNC Asheville 1 (OT2 - Radford advanced 3-2 on PK’s) #3 Campbell 3 ............#6 Gardner-Webb 1 #2 Winthrop 0 .#7 Charleston Southern 0 (OT2 - Winthrop advanced 5-3 on PK’s) Friday, Nov. 5 - Semifinals #1 Radford 4...............................#5 Liberty 1 #3 Campbell 3 ......................#2 Winthrop 2 Sunday, Nov. 7 - Championship #1 Radford 1 .........................#3 Campbell 0


FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE Courtney Durbin F Sr. Winthrop Krystyna Freda F Fr. Winthrop Ashley Clark F Fr. Campbell Pirjo Leppikangas F Sr. Campbell Kelli Joline MF So. High Point Kirsty Meyer MF R-Jr. Campbell Leilani Halkiotis MF Sr. Asheville Allie VandeWater MF Jr. Winthrop Tyler Drake * D So. Radford Janay Whittaker D Jr. High Point Taylor Brown D Jr. Campbell Casey Bolduc D Sr. Charleston Southern Che’ Brown GK So. Radford

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM SAHAR AFLAKI, F (MVP) .............. Radford MARYELLEN DERENDA, MF ....... Radford SYDNEY GOLDEN, D................... Radford RACHEL CONWAY, MF/D ........... Radford PIRJO LEPPIKANGAS, MF/F ...... Campbell ANNABELLE GIBNEY, F ............ Campbell TAYLOR BROWN, D .................. Campbell COURTNEY DURBIN, F ........... Winthrop ALLIE VANDEWATER, MF ........ Winthrop HELENA PEREIRA, M.......................Liberty KELLY HENION, D/F .......................Liberty KELLI JOLINE, F ......................... High Point HEATHER MULLER, G ..... Asheville MEGAN REIMER, MF/F .....Gardner-Webb STEPHANIE HAND, D ........................ CSU



Regular Season Championships

The 1995 UNC Asheville team won the Big South Conference championship and set a school record for wins with 16. The Bulldogs won the title by upsetting nationallyranked UNC Greensboro, 1-0 in the championship match.

2004, 2005

Tournament Championships

Big South Tournament Record By Opponent

1995, 2006


Tournament Runners-Up


1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005 Big South tournament Record By Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals

Win 5 6 1

Loss 6 3 3

Tie 3 1 3

Pct .435 .650 .357

Big South Tournament Results Year Opponent 1992 UMBC 1994 Radford 1995 UMBC 1995 UNC Greensboro 1996 UMBC 1996 UNC Greensboro 1997 Charleston Southern 1997 South Alabama 1998 Charleston Southern 1998 Radford 1999 Elon 2000 Liberty 2001 Charleston Southern 2002 Elon 2002 Liberty 2002 Radford 2003 Winthrop 2003 Charleston Southern 2003 High Point 2004 Winthrop 2004 High Point 2005 Winthrop 2005 Charleston Southern 2005 Liberty 2006 Birmingham-Southern 2006 Winthrop 2006 Liberty 2007 Charleston Southern 2007 High Point 2008 Radford 2011 Radford

Round Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Semifinals Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Semifinals Finals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals Quarterfinals Semifinals Quarterfinals Quarterfinals

Birmingham-Southern Charleston Southern Elon High Point Liberty Radford South Alabama UMBC UNC Greensboro Winthrop Totals Score 0-7 0-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 1-1 (3-4, PK’s) 3-0 1-2 2-1 (OT) 0-1 0-0 (4-5, PK’s) 1-3 0-2 1-1 (4-3, PK’s) 1-1 (4-2, PK’s) 0-2 2-1 3-0 0-0 (2-3, PK’s) 1-0 1-3 1-0 3-1 0-3 1-0 (2 OT) 2-1 0-0 (4-2, PK’s) 1-1 (4-2, PK’s) 0-1 1-2 (OT) 1-1 (3-2, PK’S)

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Win 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 12 W/L L L W W W L W L W L L L L W W L W W L W L W W L W W W W L L L

Loss 0 1 0 2 2 5 1 1 0 0 12

Tie 0 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 7

.Pct 1.000 .750 .500 .200 .250 .000 .000 .667 .750 1.000 .500

Site Baltimore, Md Baltimore, Md. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Radford,Va. Radford,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Lynchburg,Va. Radford,Va. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. High Point, N.C. High Point, N.C. High Point, N.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Conway, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. High Point, N.C. Charleston, S.C.

2006 BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONS When the 2006 season started for the UNC Asheville women’s soccer team, Michele Cornish’s club would not carry the role of favorite for the first time in two seasons. The Bulldogs were coming off back-to-back regular season championships in 2006.The 2004 and 2005 teams had been expected to be good and accomplished a great deal with their titles. Only one thing was missing from those teams and that was a Big South Conference tournament championship and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. There wasn’t much hope that the Bulldogs would be able to get that tournament title and trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2006. UNC Asheville was a preseason pick to finish in fifth place and had graduated the core of its championship teams. There were some key players returning but a lot of younger players were going to have to step up for the Bulldogs to have a winning season. Asheville entered the Big South Conference Tournament as the fifth seed and without the pressure of being the top seed from the previous two seasons. The Bulldogs were 8-6-2 and had a nice year considering they lost their starting goalkeeper early in the season and at times were struggling to score goals.

A strong Asheville defense led by senior Sara Pahl and junior Kate Barrow kept the Panthers at bay. But the Panthers’ defense was tough as well and kept the Bulldogs off the scoreboard. The match moved into a second overtime period and it looked like penalty kicks would decide the match. However, Robyn Busha had other ideas. She took a pass from Juliana Duncan and headed the ball into the back of the goal in the 107th minute to send the Bulldogs to the semifinals for the fifth straight year.

It would stay scoreless as each team’s defense would not allow a goal. The Bulldogs’ dream of a trip to the NCAA Tournament would come down to Penalty Kicks. Lazar stopped two of the Flames tries, while Duncan, Carter and Busha gave Asheville a 3-2 lead. The freshman goalkeeper stopped one more Liberty attempt and now the Bulldogs were one made PK away from a championship. Freshman Meagan Bradham would be the Asheville player to take the kick. She buried it into the back of the goal for a 4-2 PK win and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. The MVP of the tournament was midfielder Ashleigh Carter. She was the heart and soul of the Bulldogs. Carter had a solid freshman year but had been sidelined for much of the next two years with injuries. She was never close to 100 percent during her senior season but played on and helped get the Bulldogs a championship. Also making the all-tournament team were defenders Sara Pahl and Kate Barrow plus midfielder Juliana Duncan. The Bulldogs’ defense allowed just one goal in 307 minutes of play in the tournament. Asheville then wondered who it would play in its first NCAA Tournament appearance. The Bulldogs found out the next day that they would take on eventual national champion and national power UNC Chapel Hill later in the week.

The semifinals would be a match with top-seeded Winthrop. The Lady Eagles were gunning for revenge against Asheville. The Bulldogs had ended Winthrop’s season the past three years and it had never beaten UNC Asheville. The regular-season champs scored early and began to dominate the match in the first half before settling for a 1-0 lead.


The first game in the tournament would be a tough one as fourthseeded Birmingham-Southern would be the opponent. The Panthers were in their final year of Division I and wanted to go out a winner.They had beaten the Bulldogs, 1-0 early in the season at Greenwood Field.

The Big South Championship match had been a real source of frustration for Cornish and the Bulldog program.This was the sixth time Asheville had advanced to the title game and only had one victory to show. The Bulldogs would face Liberty once again for the title and once again Asheville’s defense was up to the task. The Flames would control play but could not get a shot past Lazar. The match would go through regulation tied at 0-0 before heading to overtime.

But again Asheville’s defense would tighten up and keep Winthrop off the scoreboard.The Bulldogs began to play better and then got a big break to tie the game early in the second half. On a corner kick, the ball was knocked into the goal by an Eagle player to knot the match at 1-1. The Bulldogs were then able to strike again late. Busha sent a perfect pass to Joy Haynes. The junior forward used her speed to get loose for a breakaway. She was able to push the ball into the back of the net and suddenly the Bulldogs led 2-1 with four minutes left. Asheville was able to hold off one more Winthrop charge and the Bulldogs were in the title game for the second straight year and fourth time in the last five seasons.

The 2006 Big South Conference Champions

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RECORDS SECTION Game Records Goals:

Assists: Points: Shots: Saves:

4, Kristi Cummings vs. Charleston (1993) 4, Lynae King vs. UNC Wilmington (1995) 4, Megan Harris vs. SC State (2000) 4, Olivia Korman vs. The Citadel (2001) 9, Kristi Cummings vs. Charleston (1993) 9, Lynae King vs. UNC Wilmington (1995) 10, Kristi Cummings vs. Charleston (1993) 20, Tracy Brainard vs. UMBC (1992)

Season Records

Goals: 21, Hilary McKay (2001) GW Goals: 4, Emily Langill (2004) Assists: 8, Amanda Wilkinson (2000) 8, Megan Harris (2000) 8, Kelsey Dawson (2002) Points: 48, Hilary McKay (2003) Shots: 96, Hilary McKay (2005) Saves: 125, Tracy Brianard (1992) Shutouts: 12, Jill Young (1995)


Goals: 53, Hilary McKay (2002-05) GW Goals: 13, Hilary McKay (2002-05) Assists: 22, Hilary McKay (2002-05) Points: 128, Hilary McKay (2002-05) Shots: 302, Hilary McKay (2002-05) Saves: 297, Jill Young (1993-96) Shutouts: 25, Jill Young (1993-96)

Season Top 10

Assists: 1. Amanda Wilkinson Megan Harris Kelsey Dawson 2. Hilary McKay Robyn Busha 5. Mackenzie Miller Lynae King Alison Gehringer Alison Gehringer Hilary McKay Kelsey Dawson Stephanie Feltis Points: 1. Hilary McKay 2. Hilary McKay 3. Mackenzie Miller 4. Robyn Busha 5. Kelsey Dawson 6. Mackenzie Miller 7. Kristi Cummings 30

Alison Gehringer Mackenzie Miller Robyn Busha Saves: 1. Tracy Brainard 2. Heather Muller 3. Caroline Jacobsen 4. Christine Geske 5. Jill Young 6. Veronica Lazar 7. Michelle Mattos 8. Megan Dent 9. Veronica Lazar 10. Michelle Mattos

22 21 21

1996 1998 2006

125 120 119 113 112 111 88 84 82 81

1992 2011 2000 1999 1994 2008 2002 2010 2006 2004

Career Top 10

Career Records

Goals: 1. Hilary McKay 2. Hilary McKay 3. Mackenzie Miller 4. Robyn Busha 5. Kristi Cummings Mackenzie Miller 7. Mackenzie Miller Kelsey Dawson Hilary McKay 10. Becky Frankwicz Alison Gehringer Kelsey Dawson Kelsey Dawson Ellen Sims Robyn Busha

8. 9.

21 17 13 12 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 8 8 8 8

2003 2005 1995 2005 1993 1997 1998 2002 2002 1994 1996 2000 2001 2001 2006

8 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

2000 2000 2002 2005 2005 1995 1995 1996 1997 2003 2003 2005

48 41 32 31 26 25 23

2003 2005 1995 2005 2002 1997 1993

Goals: 1. Hilary McKay 2. Mackenzie Miller 3. Kelsey Dawson Kristi Cummings 4. Robyn Busha 5. Ashley Hart 6. Lynae King Alison Gehringer 7. Joy Haynes 8. Ellen Sims 9. Leilani Halkiotis 10. McKenna Stockhausen

53 39 36 36 35 20 19 19 16 14 11 10

2002-05 1995-98 2000-03 1993-96 2005-08 1995-98 1993-96 1995-97 2004-07 2001-02 2008-11 2006-09

Assists: 1. Hilary McKay 2. Kelsey Dawson Lynae King 3. Amanda Wilkinson Alison Gehringer Mackenzie Miller 4. Ashley Hart 5. Robyn Busha 6. McKenna Stockhausen Juliana Duncan 7. Megan Harris 8. Stephanie Feltis 9. Katrin Casey 10. Amanda Knapp

22 18 18 17 17 17 13 11 9 9 8 7 6 6

2002-05 2000-03 1993-96 1997-2000 1995-97 1995-98 1995-98 2005-08 2006-09 2005-08 2000 2001-05 1995-98 2010-

Points: 1. Hilary McKay 2. Mackenzie Miller 3. Kelsey Dawson 4. Robyn Busha 5. Kristi Cummings 6. Lynae King 7. Alison Gehringer 8. Ashley Hart 9. Joy Haynes 10. Ellen Sims McKenna Stockhausen Leilani Halkiotis

122 95 90 85 83 56 55 53 39 29 29 29

2002-05 1995-98 2000-03 2005-08 1993-96 1993-96 1995-97 1995-98 2004-07 2001-02 2006-09 2008-11

Saves: 1. Jill Young 2. Michelle Matos 3. Veronica Lazar 4. Christine Geske 5. Tracy Brainard 6. Caroline Jacobsen 7 Megan Dent 8. Mary Scherger 9. Dawn McDonald 10. Shanna Brown

297 292 267 238 125 119 84 59 49 40

1993-96 2002-05 2006-09 1996-99 1992-93 2000 2010 2001-02 1993 2005-07

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Shutouts: 1. Jill Young 2. Michelle Matos 3. Christine Geske 4. Veronica Lazar 5. Rebecca Bostian

25 20 16 10 5

Miscellaneous Records Shutouts in a Season 12, 1995 Largest Margin of Victory 11, vs. Lenior-Rhyne, Oct. 14, 1996 Largest Margin of Defeat 0-9, vs. Clemson, 1999 Fastest Goal Scored :05, Kristi Cummings, vs. Furman, 1995 (Standing NCAA Record) Consecutive Shutout Minutes 530, Michelle Mattos, 9/18- 10/9, 2004 Longest Unbeaten Streak 7, 1996, 2004 Most Consecutive Home Wins 9, 1995-97 Most Consecutive Conference Wins 4, 11/26-10/9, 2004

Leilani Halkiotis was named to the 2011 Big South Conference’s All-Conference First Team, and is ninth in career goals and 10th in career points.

Most Consecutive Shutouts 5, 1995 and 2004 Most Improved Win-Loss Record 7-10-2 in 1994 to 16-5-0 in 1995 Best Goals Against Average 0.75, 1995 Most Overtime Games Played 5, 1997, 1998, and 2008 Most Overtime Wins 4, 1998 Most Overtime Losses 2, 1997 and 2008 Record in Penalty Kicks 3 wins, 4 losses Last Penalty Kick Win Nov. 9, 2007 4-2 at Charleston Southern (BSC quarters) Last Penalty Kick Loss Nov. 8, 2003, 2-3, vs. High Point (BSC Final)


Goals Game: 11, vs. Lenior-Rhyne, Oct. 14, 1996 Season: 60, 2010 Assists Game: 11, vs. Lenior-Rhyne, Oct. 14, 1996 Season: 42, 1995 Points Game: 33, vs. Lenior-Rhyne, Oct. 14, 1996 Season: 144, 1995 Shots Game: 36, vs. Lenior-Rhyne, Oct. 14, 1996 Wins Season: 16, 1995 Consecutive: 6, 1996, 2005 Conference: 6, 2004, 2005 Consecutive: 5, 2005 Losses Season: 14, 2007 Consecutive: 8, 1992 Conference: 7, 1992 Consecutive: 7, 1992 Ties 3, 1999, 2003, 2006 Season Winning Percentage .762, (16-5) 1995 Fewest Goals Allowed Season: 16, 1995 and 1996 Most Goals Allowed Game: 9, vs. Clemson, 1999 Season: 52, 1992

1993-96 2002-05 1996-99 2006-09 2001-04

GoalKeeper Records Season Most Minutes: 1,840, Heather Muller, 2011 Most Shots Faced: 308, Heather Muller, 2011 Most Saves: 125, Traci Brainard, 1992 Best Goals Against Avg.: 0.75, Jill Young, 1995 Most Shutouts: 12, Jill Young, 1995 Career Most Minutes: 5,957, Michelle Mattos (2002-05) Most Shots Faced: 570, Jill Young (1993-96) Most Saves: 297, Jill Young (1993-96) Best Goals Against Avg.: 1.19, Michelle Mattos (2002-05) Most Shutouts: 25, Jill Young (1993-96)

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Year By Year Leaders Year


1992 1993 1994 1995

Candi Enneking (2) Kristi Cummings (10) Becky Frankwicz (8) Mackenzie Miller (13)

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Alison Gehringer (8) Mackenzie Miller (10) Mackenzie Miller (9) Joanna Stocking (5) Kelsey Dawson (8) Kelsey Dawson (8) Ellen Sims (8) Kelsey Dawson (9) Hilary McKay (9) Hilary McKay (21)

2002 2003


2004 2005

Hilary McKay (6) Emily Langill (6) Hilary McKay (17)

2006 2007 2008

Robyn Busha (8) Robyn Busha (8) Robyn Busha (8)

2009 2010 2011

Chloe McCleary-Small (4) Leilani Halkiotis (4) Amanda Knapp (6) Kaitlyn Eckert (6)

Big South All-Conference Performers First Team Kristi Cummings (1995, 1996) Kelsey Dawson (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) Alison Gehringer (1995, 1996, 1997) Christine Geske (1998, 1999) Amanda Hutson (1997) Kirstin Kiphardt (1999) Mary Milligan (1994, 1996) Mackenzie Miller (1998) Joanna Stocking (1999) Jill Young (1994, 1995, 1996) Hilary McKay (2002, 2003, 2005) Robyn Busha (2005, 2008) Emily Langill (2005) Michelle Mattos (2005) Sara Pahl (2006) Ashleigh Carter (2006) Leilani Halkiotis (2011) Second Team Katrin Casey (1997, 1998) Kristi Cummings (1993, 1994) Sandi Dror (1993) Kerry Gaschler (1998) Christine Geske (1997) Megan Harris (2000) Ashley Hart (1995, 1998) Caroline Jacobsen (2000) Emily Langill (2002, 2003) Lynae King (1996) Dawn McDonald (1993) Mary Milligan (1993, 1995)





Candi Enneking (4) Kristi Cummings (23) Becky Franwicz (19) Mackenzie Miller (32)

Tracy Brainard (125) Dawn McDonald (49) Jill Young (112) Jill Young (77)

Alison Gehringer (22) Mackenzie Miller (25) Mackenzie Miller (21) Joanna Stocking (10) Kelsey Dawson (19) Kelsey Dawson (17) Ellen Sims (17) Kelsey Dawson (26)

Jill Young (60) Christine Geske (58) Christine Geske (61) Christine Geske (113) Caroline Jacobsen (119) Mary Scherger (59)

Hilary McKay (6) Kelsey Dawson (6) Hilary McKay (4)

Hilary McKay (48)

Mich Mattos (48)

Hilary McKay (16)

Mich Mattos (81)

Hilary McKay (7) Robyn Busha (7) Robyn Busha (5) Robyn Busha (3) Juliana Duncan (5) McKenna Stockhausen (5) Meagan Bradham (2) Leilani Halkiotis (3) Amanda Knapp (4)

Hilary McKay (41)

Mich Mattos (75)

Robyn Busha (21) Robyn Busha (19) Robyn Busha (14)

Veronica Lazar (82) Veronica Lazar (74) Vernoica Lazar (111)

Chloe McCleary-Small (9) Leilani Halkiotis (11) Amanda Knapp (16)

Veronica Lazar (59) Megan Dent (84) Heather Muller (120)

Kristi Cummings (3) Jodi Winterton (4) Mackenzie Miller (6) Lynae King (6) Alison Gehringer (6) Alison Gehringer (6) Kara Strehle (5) Amanda Wilkinson (5) Amanda Wilkinson (8) Olivia Korman (4) Kelsey Dawson (8)

Mackenzie Miller (1996, 1997) Brita Nordgren (2003) Kelly Ratterman (1999) Sharon Sawdowski (1997) Jodi Winterton (1995) Joanna Stocking (1998) Sara Pahl (2005) Robyn Busha (2006, 2007) Veronica Lazar (2006) Kate Barrow (2007) McKenna Stockhausen (2008) Chloe McCleary-Small (2009) Mary Kate Tucker (2009) All-Freshman (Big South) Veronica Lazar (2006) Keri Skelton (2006) Mary Kate Tucker (2008) Hannah Jeske (2009) Kaitlyn Eckert (2011) All-Tournament (Big South) Kristi Cummings (1995) Jodi Winterton (1995) Jill Young (1995) Kerry Gaschler (1995, 1996, 1998) Alison Gehringer (1995, 1996, 1997) Mackenzie Miller (1995, 1996, 1997) Ashley Hart (1995) Mary Milligan (1995) Amanda Hutson (1998) Joanna Stocking (1998) Christine Geske (1999)

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Mich Mattos (88)

Keri Caneveri (2000) Mary Sparks (2001) Emily Langill (2002, 2003, 2005) Erin Trigonoplos (2002) Michelle Mattos (2002) Kate Barrow (2003, 2006, 2007) Hilary McKay (2003) Shoshana Fried (2005) Sara Pahl (2005, 2006) Ashleigh Carter (2006) Juliana Duncan (2006) Veronica Lazar (2007) Robyn Busha (2008) Heather Muller (2011) Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year Alison Gehringer (1997) Mackenzie Miller (1998) Big South Coach of the Year Michele Cornish (1995, 2005) Big South Tournament MVP Alison Gehringer, Jill Young (1995) Ashleigh Carter (2006) Big South Rookie of the Year Hilary McKay (2002) Big South Player of the Year Emily Langill (2004) Hilary McKay (2005)

ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS A Sally Averett, 2000 B Kate Barrow, 2003-07 Mary Beale, 2009Christina Beam, 1993 Katy Beeler, 2007-10 Gina Beer, 2010-11 Rebecca Bostian, 2001-04 Cindi Bradford, 1992 Lindsey Bragg, 2007-08 Meagan Bradham, 2006-09 Traci Brainard, 1992-94 Shanna Brown, 2005-07 Robyn Busha, 2005-08

D Lauren Danielik 1997 Amelia Davis, 2005-08 Kelsey Dawson, 2000-03 Megan Dent, 2009-10 Jennifer Donish, 1994 Sandi Dror, 1993-97 Adriane Dufty, 2000-03 Juliana Duncan, 2005-08 E Emily Elliot, 2009 Evin Ellis, 1998-01 Emily Elstrom, 2006Candi Enneking, 1992-94 F Stephanie Feltis, 2001-05 Samia Fercha, 1998-01 Susan Fletcher, 1994 Kersten Flink, 1997 Becky Frankwicz, 1993-94 Shoshana Fried, 2004-07 G Heather Gallagher, 1998-99 Kerry Gaschler, 1995-98 Alison Gerhlinger, 1995-97 Christine Geske, 1996-99 Bridget Goss, 1999-2002 Sharon Goss, 2002 Erin Graham, 2005 Ashley Gray, 2003 Mary Guerrero, 1992 Pamela Gutbier, 1993-96

J Caroline Jacobsen, 2000 Hannah Jeske, 2009Erin Jordan, 1997-98 K Erin Kelly, 1992 Elizabeth Keil, 2009Lynae King, 1993-96 Kirsin Kiphardt, 1996-99 Amanda Knapp, 2010Olivia Korman, 2001-04 L Emily Langill, 2002-05 Jenny Larson, 1992 Kristen Lawson, 2010Veronica Lazar, 2006-09 Hannah Lee, 1999-00 Katie Lilley, 2006-08 Heather Lynch, 1993-94 M Kim Maddox, 1993 Christine Martin, 2000 Tanell Martin, 1993 Nicole Matters, 1995-96 Michelle Mattos, 2002-05 Chloe McCleary-Small, 2009 Mary Ashley McCullough, 2004-07 Dawn McDonald, 1993 Hilary McKay, 2002-05 Mackenzie Miller, 1995-98 Meredith Miller, 1992 Mary Milligan, 1993-96 Kristini Montuori, 2006-09

S Sharon Sawdowski, 1997 Mary Elizabeth Scherger, 1999, 2001-02 Tracy Schmidt, 1998-99 Bailey Schultz, 2000-03 Emma Sell-Goodhand, 2010-11 Ellen Sims, 2001-2002 Janet Singletary, 1992 Keri Skelton, 2006-09 Angelina Smith, 2006 Amber Snipes, 1998 Mary Sparks, 1999-2002 Dana Sroka, 2007-10 Francis Staelin, 2010-11 Joann Stephenson, 2003 McKenna Stockhausen, 2006 Jessica Stocking, 1997 Joanna Stocking, 1997-00 Kara Strehle, 1995-98 Jennifer Supko, 2003 Allison Svenstrup, 2009 T Tarrah Tate, 2010-11 Bethany Teague, 2008-10 Sara Thorp, 2001 Mary Kate Tucker, 2008-11 Lauren Turnburke, 2006-10 Erin Trigonoplos, 2001-04 V Sara Vank, 1995-98 W Diane Walton, 1992 Emily Weld, 1998-01 Carly West, 2006 Amanda Wilkinson, 1997-00 Lauren Wingo, 2003-06 Jodi Winterton, 1993-96 Elsa Wright, 1992


C Becky Call, 2002-03 Keri Caneveri, 2000 Ashleigh Carter, 2003-06 Katrin Casey, 1995-98 Ceclia Chan, 1992 Chesa Cofini, 1993-96 Shannon Constello, 2000 Dawn Cothran, 1993-94 Natasha Creticos, 2002-05

H Leilani Halkiotis, 2008-11 Kelly Hall, 2006-07 Megan Harris, 2000 Melissa Harris, 2009-10 Ashley Hart, 1995-98 Joy Haynes, 2004-07 Sara Marie Holland, 2005-09 Meredith Horne, 1994 Amanda Hutson, 1995-98

Y Jill Young, 1993-96 Current players in Bold

N Laura Nagle, 1992 Brita Nordgren, 2002-05 O Carolyn O’Brien, 2008-11 P Sara Pahl, 2003-06 Emily Pifer, 1993 R Kelly Ratterman, 1996-99 Ferriss Roberts, 2009Cecily Rogers, 2000-2002 Erin Ryan, 2010-

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS SINCE 1993 1993 • Overall: 6-12-0 Big South: 2-4-0 9/4 Charleston 9/5 at Radford* 9/7 Catawba 9/10 at UMBC* 9/11 at Towson State* 9/14 at Lenoir-Rhyne 9/18 at Campbell* 9/21 at Virginia Tech 9/24 at Tusculum 9/26 Vanderbilt 9/28 UNC Greensboro 10/2 Charleston Sou.* 10/5 Davidson 10/9 at Mercer 10/10 vs. Centenary 10/14 Georgia Southern 10/20 Liberty* 10/23 Kentucky *Big South Matches

W 5-2 OT L 1-2 OT L 0-2 L 0-4 L 0-4 L 0-2 L 1-5 W 2-1 W 4-0 L 0-3 L 0-3 W 2-1 L 0-4 L 1-5 L 0-2 W 4-0 W 2-1 OT L 0-3


1994 • Overall: 7-10-2 Big South: 2-4-0 9/3 at Louisville 9/4 at Kentucky 9/6 South Alabama 9/10 St. Francis 9/11 UNC Charlotte 9/16 at Charleston Sou.* 9/18 at UNC Wilmington 9/20 at Furman 9/24 Towson State* 9/25 UMBC* 9/28 at UNCG* 10/1 at Davidson 10/4 at Clemson 10/11 at Charleston 10/15 at Liberty* 10/18 at Georgia Southern 10/22 Appalachian State 10/23 Radford* 10/28 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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

1995 • Overall: 16-5-0 Big South: 4-1-0 • Big South Champions •

9/2 UNC Wilmington 9/3 Davidson 9/7 Furman 9/9 at Wake Forest 9/12 Catawba 9/15 at Lenoir-Rhyne 9/19 Wofford 9/23 Liberty* 9/26 UNC Greensboro* 9/29 at Radford* 9/30 vs. Louisville 10/7 Charleston Sou.* 10/11 at Appalachian St. 10/14 at UMBC* 10/15 at American 10/17 at Clemson 10/20 at Wofford 10/26 at UNC Charlotte 10/28 Charleston 11 vs. UMBC^ 11 vs. UNCG^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match



5-0 2-1 5-0 0-2 1-0 9-0 3-0 2-0 2-3 2-0 3-0 3-1 2-0 3-2 0-1 0-5 3-0 0-3 3-1 3-0 1-0

1996 • Overall: 10-3-1 Big South: 4-1-0 • Big South Runner-Up • 9/1 at Clemson 9/13 Radford* 9/21 UMBC* 9/24 at UNC Greensboro* 9/29 Appalachian State 10/5 at Charleston Sou.* 10/9 at Tennessee 10/12 at Liberty* 10/14 Lenoir-Rhyne 10/18 at Davidson 10/26 Wofford 10/29 Wake Forest 11/8 vs. UMBC^ 11/10 vs. UNCG^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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

1997 • Overall: 9-8-2 Big South: 2-3-0 • Big South Runner-Up • 9/5 at South Carolina 9/7 at Georgia Southern 9/13 at Tennessee Tech 9/16 East Tennessee St. 9/20 at Richmond 9/21 at East Carolina 9/27 Liberty* 9/28 Davidson 10/3 at Appalachian State 10/4 Middle Tennessee 10/8 at Elon 10/11 at UMBC* 10/12 at Howard 10/17 South Alabama* 10/22 at Wofford 10/25 Charleston Southern* 11/1 at Radford* 11/6 Charleston Sou.^ 11/7 South Alabama^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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

1998 • Overall 11-7-1 Big South 3-1-1 • Big South Runner-Up • 9/2 Appalachian State 9/4 Mars Hill 9/11 Tennessee Tech 9/13 Howard* 9/18 Tennessee 9/22 Richmond 9/26 Radford* 10/3 at Charleston Sou.* 10/4 at South Carolina 10/8 at Wofford 10/10 at Clemson 10/17 Elon 10/20 High Point 10/24 at Liberty* 10/27 at East Tennessee St. 10/29 at Davidson 11/1 at South Alabama* 11/6 vs. Charleston Sou.^ 11/7 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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1999 • Overall 5-10-3 Big South: 2-4-0 8/27 at Clemson 9/1 Western Carolina 9/4 Liberty* 9/7 East Tennessee State 9/11 Davidson 9/13 Tusculum 9/17 vs. Xavier 9/22 Wofford 9/25 at Elon* 9/28 at Tennessee 10/2 vs.VCU 10/3 at Richmond 10/9 at Radford* 10/12 at High Point* 10/16 at Charleston Sou.* 10/27 at Appalachian State 10/29 at Howard 11/4 vs. Elon^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-9 3-0 0-1 1-0 0-2 3-0 0-5 2-3 0-2 0-6 0-0 (OT) 0-4 1-2 (OT) 1-0 2-1 0-0 (OT) 0-1 0-0 (PK)

2000 • Overall: 4-12-1 Big South: 1-4-1 8/30 at Davidson 9/2 Union 9/8 High Point* 9/10 at Tennessee 9/14 at Western Carolina 9/20 at East Tennessee St. 9/22 at Clemson 9/23 vs. N.C. State 9/27 Radford* 9/30 S.C. State 10/3 at Mars Hill 10/7 Elon* 10/9 at Coastal Carolina* 10/14 at Liberty* 10/21 at Charleston Sou.* 10/24 Appalachian State 10/26 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


2-7 4-2 0-0 (OT) 0-7 1-2 1-4 0-5 1-3 2-1 8-0 10-1 0-1 0-2 0-2 0-1 1-2 1-3

2001 • Overall: 5-11-0 Big South: 1-4-0 1-0 (OT) 7-0 2-0 4-1 1-8 0-2 1-0 1-1 (OT) 1-6 0-3 0-5 2-1 (OT) 3-1 3-0 5-0 2-1 (OT) 0-1 2-1 (OT) 0-1

9/5 Western Carolina 9/9 at Radford* 9/18 at Appalachian State 9/22 Liberty* 9/25 East Tennessee State 9/29 at Wofford 10/3 Tennessee Tech 10/6 at Elon* 10/9 at Gardner-Webb 10/12 Coastal Carolina* 10/17 The Citadel 10/20 Charleston Southern* 10/24 at Clemson 10/27 at Birmingham-Sou. 11/3 at High Point* 11/8 vs Charleston Sou.^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


0-5 2-4 0-2 1-2 4-2 3-1 2-1 (OT) 0-4 0-1 2-1 10-2 0-2 0-5 0-2 0-4 0-2

2002 • Overall 7-8-3 Big South: 2-4-0 • Big South Runner-Up • 9/2 at East Tennessee St. 9/7 Campbell 9/11 at Tennessee Tech 9/20 at Coastal Carolina* 9/22 at UNC Wilmington 9/25 S.C. State 9/28 High Point* 10/2 Appalachian State 10/5 Elon* 10/9 Gardner-Webb 10/12 at Liberty* 10/23 at Charleston Sou.* 10/26 Radford* 11/2 Birmingham-Sou. 11/4 at Western Carolina 11/7 vs. Elon^ 11/8 vs. Liberty^ 11/9 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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

2003 • Overall: 11-6-3 Big South: 4-3-1 • Big South Runner-Up • L L W W W W W L L T T W W W W L L W W T

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


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

2005 • Overall: 13-6-0 Big South: 6-2-0 • Big South Regular Season Champs • 8/26 9/2

East Tennessee St. Tennessee Tech

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

2006 • Overall: 10-7-3 Big South: 4-2-2 • Big South Champions • 9/3 Austin Peay 9/8 at Tennessee Tech 9/14 Appalachian State 9/16 Radford* 9/20 at Winthrop* 9/23 Longwood 9/26 at Western Carolina 9/30 at Liberty* 10/2 Birmingham-Southern* 10/6 High Point* 10/15 VMI* 10/18 at Furman 10/21 at Coastal Carolina* 10/25 at East Tennessee State 10/28 at Charleston Southern* 10/30 at Campbell 11/2 vs. Birmingham-Sou.^ 11/3 vs.Winthrop^ 11/5 vs. Liberty^ 11/10 at North Carolina# *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match #NCAA College Cup Matach

W 3-0 L 0-2 W 2-1 W 2-0 T 1-1 (OT) L 0-2 L 0-3 T 0-0 (OT) L 0-1 W 1-0 W 4-0 L 1-3 L 0-1 W 2-1 W 2-1 W 2-0 W 1-0 (OT) W 2-1 T 0-0 (PK) L 0-7

2007 • Overall: 3-14-1 Big South: 1-6-0

2004 • Overall: 11-6-2 Big South: 6-0-2 • Big South Regular Season Champs • 8/27 vs. Kennesaw State 8/29 at Tennessee Tech 9/3 at Western Carolina 9/6 at East Tennessee St. 9/14 Gardner-Webb 9/18 at Coastal Carolina* 9/22 Appalachian State 9/26 Birmingham-Sou.* 9/29 at Davidson 10/2 High Point* 10/6 at Winthrop* 10/9 at Charleston Sou.* 10/12 at Clemson 10/15 Radford* 10/23 at Liberty* 10/26 at S.C. State 10/20 VMI* 11/4 vs.Winthrop^ 11/5 vs. High Point^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match



3-0 4-0

9/2 Tennessee Tech 9/5 Western Carolina 9/7 ar Gardner-Webb 9/9 vs. Birmingham-Sou. 9/11 at Appalachian State 9/16 at Austin Peay 9/20 Furman 9/23 Chattanooga 9/26 Francis Marion 10/6 Coastal Carolina* 10/13 at Radford* 10/17 Winthrop* 10/20 Charleston Southern* 10/24 at High Point* 10/28 at VMI* 10/31 Liberty* 11/9 vs. Charleston Sou.^ 11/10 vs. High Point^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


1-0 (OT) 1-2 1-5 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-5 6-1 0-2 0-2 2-3 0-1 0-1 0-2 5-0 1-2 1-1 (PK) 0-1

2008 • Overall: 5-13-1 Big South: 3-6-0 8/24 8/31 9/5 9/7 9/10 9/12 9/14 9/17

East Tennessee State at Clemson at Murray State vs. UT-Martin at Furman vs. Georgia State at Jacksonville Presbyterian*


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

9/21 at Tennessee Tech 9/23 Appalachian State 9/27 at Winthrop* 10/1 High Point* 10/4 at Gardner-Webb* 10/7 at Coastal Carolina* 10/11 at Liberty* 10/21 VMI* 10/25 at Charleston Southern* 11/1 Radford* 11/6 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


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

2009 • Overall: 5-10-1 Big South: 2-7-0 8/30 at Appalachian State 9/3 at Wofford 9/6 at East Tennessee State 9/9 Furman 9/13 Tennessee Tech 9/18 vs. Elon 9?20 at Western Carolina 10/2 at Radford* 10/4 at VMI* 10/10 Presbyterian* 10/16 Charleston Southern* 10/18 Coastal Carolina* 10/23 at Winthrop* 10/25 at Gardner-Webb* 10/30 Liberty* 11/1 High Point* *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match


2010 • Overall: 1-16-0 Big South: 0-9-0 8/20 8/26 9/5 9/09 9/10 9/15 9/19 9/27 10/1 10/3 10/9 10/15 10/18 10/22 10/24 10/27 10/29

ETSU Western Carolina at Tennessee Tech at Elon Wofford College at Furman Francis Marion at South Carolina State Radford* VMI* at Presbyterian College* at Charleston Southern* at Coastal Carolina* Winthrop* Gardner-Webb* at Liberty* at High Point*


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

1-4 0-4 1-3 0-3 2-3 1-4 2-1 1-3 0-2 2-3 0-3 0-8 1-4 0-4 0-3 3-6 1-2 (OT)


8/31 Davidson 9/2 at VCU 9/6 at Gardner-Webb 9/10 South Carolina State 9/13 at Campbell 9/15 East Tennessee State 9/19 UNC Wilmington 9/26 Coastal Carolina* 10/1 at Appalachian State 10/6 Western Carolina 10/11 at Radford* 10/12 at VMI* 10/15 at High Point* 10/20 Charleston Southern* 10/24 Winthrop* 10/27 Liberty* 11/1 at Birmingham-Sou.* 11/6 vs.Winthrop^ 11/7 vs. Charleston Sou.^ 11/8 vs. High Point^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

9/10 South Carolina State 9/13 Western Carolina 9/18 Coastal Carolina* 9/20 at Appalachian State 9/24 Charleston Southern* 9/30 at Birmingham-Sou.* 10/4 Winthrop* 10/10 Liberty* 10/15 at Radford* 10/18 at Francis Marion 10/22 at VMI* 10/23 at Longwood 10/26 at High Point* 10/29 Campbell 11/3 at Winthrop^ 11/4 vs. Charleston Sou.^ 11/6 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

*Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

2011 • Overall: 1-16-0 Big South: 0-9-0 8/20 8/28 9/02 9/04 9/09 9/11 9/16 9/18 9/25 9/29 10/01 10/04 10/06 10/13 10/15 10/20 10/22 10/27 10/29 11/03

at Davidson Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky at Wofford at Western Carolina at Appalachian State Georgia State South Carolina State at ETSU at VMI* at Radford* Presbyterian College* at Campbell* Coastal Carolina* Charleston Southern* at Gardner-Webb* at Winthrop* High Point* Liberty* Radford*


1-8 1-4 0-4 0-5 0-4 0-1 2-3 5-1 0-3 3-1 0-1 3-0 1-2 0-1 5-0 3-4 1-3 0-4 0-3 1-1

*Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match





American Appalachian State Austin Peay Birmingham-Southern Campbell Catawba Centenary Charleston, College of Charleston Southern Charlotte Chattanooga Citadel Clemson Coastal Carolina Davidson East Carolina East Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Elon Francis Marion Furman Gardner-Webb Georgia Southern Georgia State High Point Howard University Jacksonville Kennesaw State Kentucky Lenior-Rhyne Liberty Longwood Louisville Mars Hill Mercer Middle Tennessee Murray State North Carolina State Presbyterian College Radford Richmond Saint Francis South Alabama South Carolina South Carolina State Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech Towson State Tusculum UMBC UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington Union College Vanderbilt Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech VMI Wake Forest Western Carolina Winthrop Wofford Xavier


0 6 1 4 4 1 0 2 14 0 1 1 0 2 4 0 8 0 2 2 2 3 1 0 7 2 1 0 0 2 7 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 1 0 0 6 0 0 7 1 2 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 6 1 2 8 5 0


1 8 1 4 3 1 1 0 9 1 0 0 4 9 7 1 6 1 6 1 5 6 1 2 7 1 0 1 2 1 13 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 15 3 0 4 2 1 4 0 5 1 0 2 4 1 0 2 1 0 3 1 7 4 4 1


0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 1 1 0

Last Meeting

Oct. 15, 1995 Sept. 11, 2011 Sept. 16, 2007 Sept. 9, 2007 Oct. 6, 2011 Sept. 12, 1995 Oct. 10, 1993 Oct. 11, 1994 Oct. 15, 2011 Oct. 26, 1995 Sept. 23, 2007 Oct. 17, 2001 Oct. 12, 2004 Oct. 13, 2011 Aug. 20, 2011 Sept. 21, 1997 Sept. 25, 2011 Sept. 2, 2011 Sept. 9, 2010 Sept. 19, 2010 Sept. 15, 2010 Oct. 20, 2011 Sept. 7, 1997 Sept. 16, 2011 Oct. 27, 2011 Oct. 29, 1999 Sept. 14, 2008 Aug. 27, 2004 Sept. 4, 1994 Oct. 14, 1996 Oct. 29, 2011 Sept. 23, 2006 Sept. 30, 1995 Oct. 3, 2000 Oct. 9, 1993 Oct. 4, 1997 Sept. 5, 2008 Sept. 23, 2000 Oct. 4, 2011 Nov. 3, 2011 Oct. 3, 1999 Sept. 10, 1994 Nov. 1, 1998 Oct. 4, 1998 Sept. 18, 2011 Sept. 10, 2000 Sept. 7, 2008 Aug. 28, 2011 Sept. 24, 1994 Sept. 13, 1999 Oct. 11, 1997 Nov. 10, 1996 Sept. 19, 2003 Sept. 2, 2000 Sept. 26, 1993 Sept. 2, 2003 Sept. 21, 1993 Sept. 29, 2011 Oct. 29, 1996 Sept 9, 2011 Oct. 22, 2011 Sept. 4, 2011 Sept. 17, 1999

Bold indicates 2011 Opponents


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Jill Young Booth was a three-time first team allconference goalkeeper for the Bulldog women’s soccer program. She was the Co-MVP of the 1995 Big South Conference Tournament and is the holder of most career shutouts at UNC Asheville with 25.

Mackenzie McCoy (1995-98) Inducted in 2011 Mackenzie McCoy played for UNC Asheville from 1995 through 1998. She is the second leading goal scorer in school history with 39 and second in career points with 86. Mackenzie led the Bulldogs in goals and scoring in three of her four seasons. She helped lead UNC Asheville to the Big South Conference championship game three times in her career. In 1995, Mackenzie led the Bulldogs to the Big South Conference championship with a 1-0 upset victory over nationally-ranked UNC Greensboro. She was a first team all-conference performer three different times in her career. In 1998, Mackenzie was named Big South Scholar Athlete of the Year and was nominated as an Academic All-American three times.

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UNC Asheville’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and has had five classes inducted. A total of 33 athletes and administrators have been enshrined. Of those 33 inductees, two are former women’s soccer players: Jill Booth Young and Mackenzie McCoy

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 Lisa Rhodes, Volleyball Tony Bumphus, Men’s Basketball



Jill Young Booth (1993-96) Inducted in 2007




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. 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 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 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. 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. 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

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


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

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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2012 SCHEDULE Aug. 08 Aug. 17 Aug. 19 Aug. 26 Aug. 30 Sept. 02 Sept. 06 Sept. 09 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Sept. 29 Oct. 04 Oct. 06 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 23 ALL CAPS - HOME GAMES

@ Charlotte @ Eastern Kentucky ETSU @ UNCG @ USC Upstate ALBANY @ Furman WOFFORD APPALACHIAN STATE @ Longwood* @ Liberty* VMI* RADFORD* @ Campbell* @ High Point* COASTAL CAROLINA* @ Charleston Southern* GARDNER-WEBB* WINTHROP* @ Presbyterian College * - BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE GAME

2 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. Noon 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 3 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. ALL TIMES EASTERN

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