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ASHEVILLE VOLLEYBALL ROSTER X 2013 UNCUNC ASHEVILLE NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15

Name Meredith Foster Taylor Sauer Catherine Fischer Anna Moore Katie Davis Bryn Pfeiffer Emily Bare Jaimie Dorfman Rachel Wells Lisa Riggsbee Christine Lakatos Alex Stewart Madison Vaughn Shelby Erickson

Pos. MB OH RS MB S L RS S DS S OH L MB OH

Ht. 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-7 6-1 5-8 5-7 5-8 5-11 5-6 6-3 6-1

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

Hometown Hendersonville, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Miami, Fla. Raleigh, N.C. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Raleigh, N.C. Asheville, N.C. Durham, N.C. Statesville, N.C. Clemmons, N.C. Lauderhill, Fla. Hendersonville, N.C. Statesville, N.C. Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Previous School West Henderson Enka Miami Palmetto N.C. State Carolina Forest Wakefield Roberson C.E. Jordan North Iredell West Forsyth Calvary Christian West Henderson North Iredell William T. Dwyer

Head Coach: Frederico Santos (UNC Asheville, 2007), third season Assistant Coach: Lydee Benoit (Eckerd, 2011), second season

Pronunciation Guide Sauer - Sour Pfeiffer - FYE-furr Lakatos - La-KAY-toess

Bulldogs By State: Bulldogs By Class: Seniors: 5 North Carolina: 10 Juniors: 1 Florida: 3 Sophomores: 5 South Carolina: 1 Freshmen: 3

Bulldogs By Position: Middle Blockers: 3 Outside Hitters: 3 Setters: 3 Rightside Hitters: 2 Liberos: 2 Defensive Specialist: 1

Bulldog Quick Facts

Justice Center

Head Coach..................................................... Frederico Santos

Capacity................................................................................. 1,100

.................................................................. (UNC Asheville, 2007)

Press Table Phone..............................................(828) 251-6931

Overall/years ................................................... 73-65/Four years at Asheville ........................................................27-34/Two years

Message To Media

Assistant Coach ..................................................... Lydee Benoit

This edition of the 2013 UNC Asheville Volleyball media guide has

................................................................................. (Eckerd, 2011)

been prepared for you as you cover the Bulldogs during the season. For additional information, photographs, interviews with players and

2012 Team Information

coaches, please contact Matt Pellegrin or Mike Gore in the Athletics

2012 Record.........................................................................12-20

Communication Office.

2012 Big South Record/Finish ....................................... 7-7/6th Starters Returning/Lost ........................................................ 5/2

Credits

Letterwinners Returning/Lost ............................................ 11/4

Designer: Matt Pellegrin

Volleyball Support Sta

Editor

Athletic Trainer .........................................Heather Muller, ATC

Mike Gore

Athletics Communication .................................. Matt Pellegrin

Photographers: Brett Whitsell, Blake Madden, Todd Drexler

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X UNC ASHEVILLE MEDIA INFORMATION General Information Media Information .......................................................................................... 2-2 Primary Media Outlets ...................................................................................... 4

Season Preview Outlook ............................................................................................................. 5-7

Players Meredith Foster.................................................................................................... 8 Anna Moore .......................................................................................................... 9 Jaimie Dorfman ...................................................................................................10 Rachel Wells ........................................................................................................11 Alex Stewart .......................................................................................................12 Lisa Riggsbee .......................................................................................................13 Catherine Fischer...............................................................................................14 Katie Davis...........................................................................................................15 Bryn Pfeiffer.........................................................................................................16 Emily Bare ............................................................................................................17 Christine Lakatos ...............................................................................................18 Newcomers ..................................................................................................19-20

Coaching Staff Head Coach Frederico Santos ........................................................................21 Assistant Coach Lydee Benoit ........................................................................22

Records Section 2012 Season Overview ..............................................................................23-25 2012 Big South Final Standings ......................................................................26 By The Numbers ................................................................................................27 Big South Tournament History ......................................................................28 Season Records ..................................................................................................29 Career Records ............................................................................................30-31 Year-by-Year Results ....................................................................................32-35 All-Time Results .................................................................................................35 UNC Asheville Hall of Fame ............................................................................36 All-Time Letterwinners ....................................................................................37 The Big South Conference.........................................................................38-39

UNC Asheville The University of North Carolina Asheville .........................................40-52 Dr. Anne Ponder, Chancellor ...........................................................................53 Janet R. Cone, Director of Athletics ........................................................54-55 Support Staff ................................................................................................56-58 The Bulldog Athletics Association .................................................................59

COVERING THE BULLDOGS The Office of Athletics Communication produces stories, pertinent notes about upcoming games, and cumulative statistics, all of which are available at www.uncabulldogs.com, the on-line home of Bulldog athletics. Press Passes: Please contact the UNC Asheville Athletics Communication Office as early as possible for press passes. Passes will be mailed if time permits. 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 volleyball match. After the contest, each media member will receive a box score of the game. Interview Policy: The UNCAsheville Office ofAthletics Communication and the volleyball 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 Communication 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 Communication Office will provide the same material it has in the past through on-line supplements and enhanced notes packages.

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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X UNC ASHEVILLE MEDIA OUTLETS NEWSPAPERS

TELEVISION

Asheville Citizen-Times PO Box 2090 Asheville, NC 28802 828/232-5867 800/800-4204 Fax: 828/251-0585

WLOS-TV 110 Technology Drive Asheville, NC 28803 828/651-4563 Fax: 828/651-4618

Hendersonville Times-News PO Box 490 Hendersonville, NC 28739 828/692-0505 Fax: 828/692-2319 The Mountaineer PO Box 129 Waynesville, NC 28786 828/452-0661 Fax: 828/452-0665 The Charlotte Observer PO Box 32188 Charlotte, NC 28232 704/379-6448 Fax: 704/379-6506 WIRE SERVICE Associated Press 219 South McDowell St. Raleigh, NC 27602 800/662-7075 Fax: 919/834-1078

WSPA-TV PO Box 1717 Spartanburg, SC 29304 864/576-7777 Fax: 864/587-5430 WYFF-TV 505 Rutherford Rd. Greenville, SC 29602 864/242-4404 Fax: 864/240-5305 RADIO STATIONS 1310 WISE Radio 1190 Patton Ave. Asheville, NC 28804 828/253-1310 WWNC Radio PO Box 6447 Asheville, NC 28816 828/253-3835 WCQS Radio 70 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801 828/253-6875

Location: Asheville, North Carolina Enrollment: 3,700 Founded: 1927 Nickname: Bulldogs Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Big South Colors: Royal Blue and White Facility: Karl Strauss Track 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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X Bulldogs Looking To Bounce Back The UNC Asheville volleyball program looks to get back to its winning ways in 2013. A young Asheville squad, faced with a difficult non-conference schedule, struggled at times in 2012 but still managed to go .500 in Big South Conference play (7-7) and advance to the semifinals of the Big South Tournament for the seventh time in the last eight years. The Bulldogs finished with a 12-20 overall record, their first season below .500 in five years. However, Frederico Santos’ second Asheville squad battled through a lot of challenges last year that should pave the way for success in the future.

“But to our team’s credit, we kept working hard, and it began to pay off in conference play,” added Santos. “We had some great wins and were able to advance to the semifinals of the tournament.” Despite being such a young team, the Bulldogs learned to win close matches. Asheville was 5-1 in five-set affairs in 2012 with four of those wins against league foes. Now it’s time to take the next step in 2013. The Bulldogs’ roster is an interesting mix this season. Five seniors and one junior make up the upper class. Asheville’s eight remaining players are either freshmen or sophomores.

“We want to be more consistent this season,” commented Santos. “We’ve added some talented new players to the mix but hopefully they’ll “We knew last season with so many young players that it would take time to develop chemistry that you need to have,” explained Santos. jell with our returners quickly. “I’m excited about the potential of this team,” added Santos. “This “Throw in a tough non-conference schedule, and we had some growing pains. may be the tallest team we’ve ever had here at UNC Asheville. We enjoyed a good spring and everyone appears to be on the same page.” The Bulldogs will be led this year by their five seniors, and all should make key contributions to the Asheville effort. “We’ve got five seniors who know this is their final year of playing,” admitted Santos. “They want to go out winners and are determined to accomplish as much as they can.” Middle blocker Anna Moore should be one of the top players in the Big South this season. She’s a two-time second team All-Conference selection and made the league’s preseason All-Conference team. The N.C. State transfer led Asheville in blocks (0.94), service aces (0.22) and hitting percentage (.267) and was second on the club in kills (2.62).

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“Jaimie really helped us at the end of the season last year,” explained Santos. “Her serving is very tough to stop and she has embraced her role in the back. We believe she can help us as a setter if we need her.” There’s just one junior on this year’s club, and that’s setter Lisa Riggsbee. “We really like Lisa’s work ethic,” commented Santos. “She is a player who continues to improve and will compete for playing time during the year.” Asheville’s sophomore class is headed up by setter Katie Davis. The Myrtle Beach, S.C. native was one of the top freshmen in the Big South in 2012 and earned a spot on the All-Freshman team as she averaged 9.07 assists per set. This summer, Davis was placed on the Junior National team and played in Europe this past July. “Katie did a nice job coming in and getting synched with the rest of the team which is not easy for a freshman,” explained Santos. “She had a great year as a freshman and is only going to get better. Like all of our freshmen last season, Katie grew under fire and learned a lot during the year. She’ll be prepared for this year and be one of the top setters in the Big South.”

Rachel Wells “Anna is the glue that holds our team together,” declared Santos. “She is a great offensive player and an excellent blocker on defense. Anna is a hard worker who brings a lot of leadership. She’s a calming influence on everyone and brings us some real stability. I’m looking for her to have a great senior season.” Senior middle blocker Meredith Foster joins Moore along the front row. Foster, a two-sport athlete who also excels as a high jumper on the track and field squad, was second on the club in hitting percentage (.242) and blocks (0.66). “I’m looking for Meredith to have a big senior season,” stated Santos. “She has great quickness and is really focused for the year. When Meredith gets going, she’s tough to stop.” Senior libero Rachel Wells has been a great story for the Bulldog program. She came to Asheville as a walk-on and has turned into one of the best liberos in the league. Wells earned Big South All-Tournament honors for her play in last season’s event. She led Asheville in digs (3.65) and will compete for AllConference honors this year. “Rachel constantly pushes the envelope to be better and is doing everything to make sure we have a great season,” explained Santos. “She keeps getting better and could be the top defender in the Big South this year.” Senior Alex Stewart joined the 1,000-dig club last year and brings a lot of experience to the back row. She can be a libero or a defensive specialist. “We believe Alex and Rachel can form a pretty good defensive back row,” said Santos. “Alex is an experienced player who can provide a lot of things on defense for us this year.” Senior Jaimie Dorfman is a versatile player who can be a setter and play in the back row. She’s an excellent server and was among the league’s leaders in service aces in 2011.

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Sophomore outside hitter Christine Lakatos came on strong as the year progressed in 2012. She finished the year third in kills (2.18) for the Bulldogs. “Once Christine started to figure out that she could put the ball away, she began to really contribute,” commented Santos. “Christine was a key reason for our second-half surge, and she’s only going to better for it this season.” Catherine Fischer, a sophomore right side, didn’t play much as a rookie due to ankle injury. She was healthy in the spring, enjoyed a fabulous season and was a key part of a Bulldog spring tournament title at Tennessee that included wins over Appalachian State and the Lady Volunteers. “Catherine is a versatile player who can play on the right side and in the back row,” admitted Santos. “She’s a good passer who really showed how good a player she could be in the spring. We’re anxious to see her on the court this season.” Local player Emily Bare can play either on the right side or as an outside hitter. The former Roberson standout was another Bulldog who played well in the spring. “We believe Emily could challenge for playing time in 2013,” declared Santos. “She has worked extremely hard to improve, and that was evident in the spring when she really played well.” Sophomore Bryn Pfeiffer played in the back row for the Bulldogs a year ago and also has the ability to be a libero. “Bryn made a lot of good defensive plays last year,” admitted Santos. “Her serving improved as the year continued. She did a solid job in the spring and could give Rachel a battle this fall at the libero spot.” Santos and his staff have brought in three freshmen who could help right away. Start with local player Taylor Sauer from nearby Enka HS in Candler. She’s an outside hitter who set state-wide records for kills in her senior season.


“We’re excited about Taylor’s potential,” stated Santos. “She’s had a great prep and club career and is physically ready for the college game. Taylor just needs the experience.” A 6-1 outside hitter, Taylor Erickson, comes to Asheville from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “Taylor can play anywhere along the front row. She can be used as a middle blocker, outside hitter or on the right side,” explained Santos. “Taylor is quite strong for someone 6-,1 and we’re looking forward to seeing where she can play.” Asheville’s final signee is 6-3 middle blocker Madison Vaughn from North Iredell HS in Statesville. “Madison is going to push Anna and Meredith,” declared Santos. “She is prepared to play and isn’t shy about putting the ball down. Madison is a tremendous prospect who has a lot of potential.” OVERALL COMMENTS “The biggest thing we need in the preseason is to develop chemistry.You’re always concerned about how chemistry will come together. “One of our biggest strengths this year is going to be our depth. It’s been a while since we’ve had this kind of depth at Asheville. We have a deep bench, which gives us options throughout the year. Our starters are going to have to work hard all the time to keep their spot. When you have that kind of depth, everyone gets better and you become a better team. “The Big South will be quite challenging this year.You have a lot of coaching turnover, which means new coaches with new systems and renewed enthusiasm. Liberty remains the favorite until someone knocks them off.

Meredith Foster

Katie Davis

“We hope to be challenging for a conference championship and to be playing our best volleyball at the end of the season.”

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locker

Meredith Foster #1 • 6-0 • Sr. • Hendersonville, N.C. Overview: Talented middle blocker who is one of five seniors on this year’s club…will push for All-Conference and All-Region honors…twosport athlete who is on the track and field squad and one of the top high jumpers in the Big South Conference. 2012: Second on team in blocks with 0.66 per set mark…fourth in kills with 2.08 average…second on club in hitting percentage at .242…posted season-high 16 kills in home loss to Gardner-Webb (10-12)…had 15 kills with just one error and hit .500 (15-1-28) during thrilling five-set win over Presbyterian College (11-2)…registered 13 kills at hit .429 in road win at Campbell (10-27)…also had 13 kills with four blocks in five-set win at UNC Greensboro (9-7)…delivered 11 kills with five blocks in five-set win over Coastal Carolina (10-20)…had 12 kills at Charlotte (9-15) and 10 at USC Upstate (9-11) and at High Point (10-26). 2011: Enjoyed an excellent season and led Bulldogs in hitting percentage (.314)...fourth on team in kills (2.24 per set)...second in blocks at (0.70)... only player on UNC Asheville to have more than 20 kills in one match when she recorded 24 and hit. 460 in late-season match vs. Liberty (1112)...registered 15 kills and hit .650 during Big South Tournament match vs. Campbell (11-17)...finished the season vs. Liberty in semifinals of tournament with 11 kills and hit .429 (11-18)...earned spot on Comfort Suites Invitational All-Tournament team at Chattanooga as she posted 14 kills vs. Chattanooga, plus nine kills and six blocks vs. Tennessee Tech (9-9-10)... had 12 kills with three blocks vs. Winthrop (10-8) and knocked down 14 kills later in the season against the Eagles (11-4)...had nine kills with no errors vs.Western Carolina (10-4)...registered six blocks during home victory over Presbyterian College (10-7)...posted 16 kills with three blocks vs. Gardner-Webb (9-3)...named to Big South All-Tournament team. 2010: Second on team in blocks with 0.88 per game average...led Bulldogs in total blocks with 79...fourth on club in kills (1.24) and attack percentage (.229)...posted career-best 10 blocks with eight kills in road victory at Radford (10-1)...registered 11 kills in 21 swings in home victory over eventual Big South champion High Point (10-29)...had seven blocks in road win at Western Carolina (9-18)...garnered three service aces at Mercer (9-28).

3x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 24, Liberty, Nov 12, 2011 Attacks: 50, Liberty, Nov 12, 2011 Attack pct: .650, vs CAMPBELL, Nov 17, 2011 (15-2-20) Assists: 2, at Winthrop, Nov 04, 2011; LIBERTY, Sep 29, 2012 Serve aces: 2, vs East Tennessee St., Sep 09, 2011; at Western Carolina, Sep 13, 2011 Digs: 9, Winthrop, Oct 08, 2011 Blocks: 6, 4 times Block solo: 3, Campbell, Oct 28, 2011 Block assist: 6, Presbyterian College, Nov 02, 2012; Presbyterian College, Oct 07, 2011

Before UNC Asheville: Helped lead West Henderson program to 1064 overall record during her career...led team in blocks all four of her years playing...earned all-conference honors as sophomore, junior and senior... made the All-Region team her final three years at West...played for legendary coach Jan Stanley...helped Falcons win state championship as a junior and advance to state title game as a freshman and senior...helped lead club team to third-place finish in AAU tournament at Orlando...was the state high jump champion her junior year...was the regional champion in the long jump as a sophomore and junior.

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Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

2010 2011 2012 TOTAL

99-29 105-29 117-32 321-90

123 235 243 601

1.24 2.24 2.08 1.87

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A

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

43 349 61 554 90 632 194 1535

.229 .314 .242 .265

9 9 7 25

0.09 0.09 0.06 0.08

20 11 1 32

0.20 0.10 0.01 0.10

37 18 0 55

49 48 25 122

0.49 0.46 0.21 0.38

0 8 1 9

8 15 11 34

79 58 66 203

87 73 77 237

0.88 0.70 0.66 0.74

3 9 16 28

0 0 2 2

190.5 290.0 288.0 768.5

1.92 2.76 2.46 2.39


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itter

Anna Moore #4 • 6-1 • Sr. • Raleigh, N.C. Overview: Transfer from N.C. State who has made a big impact with the Bulldogs during her career…played for Wolfpack in fall of 2010 before coming to Asheville…earned second team All-Conference honors in 2011 and 2012…could be a Big South Player of the Year candidate as a senior. 2012: Enjoyed a sensational junior campaign…led team in blocks (0.94), service aces (0.22) and hitting percentage (.267)…second on club in kills (2.62)…registered double-figures in kills in 16 matches…was seventh in the Big South blocks and eighth in kills…named to All-Tournament teams at Spartan-Aggie Tourney (Greensboro) and 49er Invitational (Charlotte)…tied career-high in kills with 18 at UNC Greensboro, also had five blocks against the Spartans (9-7)…delivered 17 kills and six blocks in five-set win over Big South champ Liberty (9-29)…registered 15 kills and career-high 10 blocks during home win over Presbyterian College (112)…posted 15 kills and six blocks in road triumph at Winthrop (10-5)… opened the season with 14 kills and eight blocks vs. ETSU (8-24)…had 14 kills and hit .565 at Charlotte (9-15).

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2011: Second on team in kills (2.57 per set) and in hitting percentage (.236)...led Asheville in blocks (86) with 0.81 per set average and that was 10th in the Big South...named Big South Player of the Week on Oct 24 as she posted 26 kills in road victories at Coastal Carolina (10-21) and Charleston Southern (10-22)...registered career-high 18 kills and four blocks at Winthrop (11-4)...had 15 kills vs. Troy (8-26) and Radford (1111)...season-high 11 blocks during home victory over Presbyterian College (10-7)...season high of 14 digs came vs. Troy (8-26)...second doubledouble came vs.Winthrop (10-8) with 11 kills and 10 digs...had 13 kills and hit .370 in Big South Tournament victory vs. Campbell (11-17)...posted 14 kills and hit .429 in key road win at Radford (10-1)...season-best three service aces came in home win vs. High Point (10-29). N.C. State: Played in 17 matches and 60 sets...recorded 104 kills and 30 blocks during the year. Enloe HS: Played at Enloe High School under coach Branden Green ... recorded 236 kills senior year and earned 23 service aces during her senior campaign ... helped lead Enloe to a NCHSAA 4A playoff third round appearence for the first time in program history in 2009... received firstteam all-district honors in 2009 ... won conference championship in 2007 and 2008 ... earned all-conference honors all four years ... named 2008 Cap 7 Player of the Year ... honored as team captain for two years ... Academic all-conference all four years ... also lettered two years in basketball.

Season

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k

k/s

2011 2012 TOTAL

106-29 117-32 223-61

272 307 579

2.57 2.62 2.60

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2x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 18, at Winthrop, Nov 04, 2011; at UNCG, Sep 07, 2012 Attacks: 43, at Winthrop, Nov 04, 2011 Attack pct: .565, vs Towson, 09/14/12 (14-1-23) Assists: 3, at North Carolina A&T, Sep 08, 2012 Serve aces: 3, at Gardner-Webb, 09-21-12; High Point, Oct 29, 2011; vs SUU, Sep 01, 2012 Digs: 14, vs Troy, Aug 26, 2011 Blocks: 11, Presbyterian College, Oct 07, 2011 Block solo: 3, vs Coastal Carolina, 11-16-12; Presbyterian College, Nov 02, 2012 Block assist: 10, Presbyterian College, Oct 07, 2011

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

108 695 115 719 223 1414

.236 .267 .252

10 15 25

0.09 0.13 0.11

12 26 38

0.11 0.22 0.17

20 29 49

88 77 165

0.83 0.66 0.74

4 3 7

14 16 30

72 94 166

86 110 196

0.81 0.94 0.88

10 4 14

bhe

pts

pts/s

1 334.0 0 396.0 1 730.0

3.15 3.38 3.27

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Jaimie Dorfman #8 • 5-8 • Sr. • Durham, N.C. Overview: Versatile player who can play in the back row and also be a setter…has one of the best serves in the Big South…one of four seniors on this year’s club. 2012: Season-high of 10 digs came vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (9-1)… also had seven digs at Savannah State (9-1)…posted 10 assists vs. Temple (8-25)…served well at Big South Tournament with three service aces vs. Coastal Carolina (11-16)…really played well for the Bulldogs down the stretch. 2011: Led Asheville with 36 service aces and her 0.36 per set average was second in the Big South Conference...second on team in assists with 61... fifth on club in digs with 1.51 mark...career-high five service aces came vs. Gardner-Webb (9-3) and helped Bulldogs win five-set match...posted four aces at Presbyterian College (11-5)...had three in two different matches... career-high of 14 digs in five-set match vs. Liberty (11-12)...career-best 11 assists at North Carolina Central (9-20)...posted nine digs vs. Winthrop (10-8).

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2010: Played in seven matches and eight sets...earned two assists in victory over Southeastern La. (9-3)...had three digs in win over Alabama State (9-4). Before UNC Asheville: All-Conference setter at C.E. Jordan both as a junior and senior...named team MVP following her senior campaign... named to Carolina Region 17 Platinum All-Tournament team...was selected to the Carolina Region High Performance team.

3x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 1, at Samford, Aug 26, 2011; at Radford, Oct 01, 2011 Attacks: 2, 8 times Assists: 11, at N.C. Central, Sep 20, 2011; vs Davidson, Sept 2, 2011 Serve aces: 5, vs Gardner-Webb, Sept 3, 2011 Digs: 14, Liberty, Nov 12, 2011 Blocks: 1, vs Temple, 8/25/2012 Block assist: 1, vs Temple, 8/25/2012

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Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

2010 2011 2012 TOTAL

8-7 100-28 39-16 147-51

0 2 0 2

0.00 0.02 0.00 0.01

0 2 2 4

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

3 .000 25 .000 6 -.333 34 -.059

2 61 30 93

0.25 0.61 0.77 0.63

0 36 8 44

0.00 0.36 0.21 0.30

3 40 9 52

4 151 33 188

0.50 1.51 0.85 1.28

1 1 0 2

0 0 0 0

0 0 1 1

0 0 1 1

0.00 0.00 0.03 0.01

0 0 0 0

0 3 1 4

0.0 38.0 8.5 46.5

0.00 0.38 0.21 0.31


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pecialist

Rachel Wells #9 • 5-7 • Sr. • Statesville, N.C. Overview: One of the top liberos in the Big South Conference…hardworking player who has improved with each season and will compete for All-Conference honors as a senior…very good student who made Dean’s List in spring semester and has been member of Big South Presidential Honor Roll for three straight years. 2012: Led Bulldogs in digs with 3.65 per set…posted double-figure digs in 14 of Asheville’s final 15 matches…had 29 digs with three service aces in Bulldogs’ Big South Tournament quarterfinal win over High Point (1115)…registered 15 digs and three services aces the next day vs. Coastal Carolina (11-16) in semifinals…earned spot on Big South All-Tournament team for her play…career-high of 35 digs with three service aces came in home win over Charleston Southern (10-19)…posted 33 digs in fiveset victory over Presbyterian College (11-2)…had double figures in digs during 20 matches…second on team in service aces (0.18)…eighth in the Big South in digs.

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2011: Third on team in digs with 265 (2.50 per set)...second on club in service aces with 28...played outside hitter due to injuries vs. Winthrop (10-8) and delivered solid performance with six kills...had career-best six service aces with 19 digs in home win over Presbyterian College (10-7)... career-best 20 digs came vs. Liberty (11-12)...posted 18 digs and four aces in road win at Coastal Carolina (10-21)...had 13 digs and three aces in first match of the year vs. Troy (8-26)...registered at least 10 kills in 12 different matches. 2010: Second on team in service aces with 26 and 0.23 per set average...fourth on club in digs with a 2.56 mark...posted double-figure digs in 13 different matches...career-best 21 digs came in home victory over Big South champion High Point (10-29)...had 20 digs at Winthrop (10-9)... had season-high three services aces in home win against Coastal Carolina (9-24)...had 15 digs during home victory vs. Winthrop. Before UNC Asheville: Part of a great program at North Iredell...led school to unbeaten season and 3-A state championship as a junior...senior season was honored as the County Player of the Year, Conference Player of the Year and Piedmont Player of the Year...also named team MVP... named first team All-Conference and All-County following junior year... played club for IC Stars.

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k

k/s

e

2010 2011 2012 TOTAL

112-31 106-29 117-32 335-92

1 27 15 43

0.01 0.25 0.13 0.13

6 26 13 45

ta

3x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 6, Winthrop, Oct 08, 2011 Attacks: 23, Winthrop, Oct 08, 2011 Attack pct: .087, Winthrop, Oct 08, 2011 (6-4-23) Assists: 4, High Point, Oct 29, 2011 Serve aces: 6, Presbyterian College, Oct 07, 2011 Digs: 35, Charleston Southern, Oct 19, 2012 Blocks: 3, at Chattanooga, Sep 10, 2011 Block solo: 1, at Chattanooga, Sep 10, 2011 Block assist: 2, at Chattanooga, Sep 10, 2011

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

43 -.116 148 .007 99 .020 290 -.007

37 26 25 88

0.33 0.25 0.21 0.26

26 28 21 75

0.23 0.26 0.18 0.22

18 30 13 61

287 265 427 979

2.56 2.50 3.65 2.92

19 18 17 54

0 1 0 1

0 3 0 3

0 4 0 4

0.00 0.04 0.00 0.01

0 2 0 2

bhe

pts

pts/s

0 27.0 1 57.5 0 36.0 1 120.5

0.24 0.54 0.31 0.36

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Alex Stewart #13 • 5-6 • Sr. • Hendersonville, N.C. Overview: Earned her 1,000th career dig as a junior and enters senior season with 1191 career digs…one of five seniors on this year’s club…has been one of the top liberos in the Big South during her career…played with current teammate Meredith Foster at prep power West Henderson for Hall of Fame Coach Jan Stanley. 2012: Second on team in digs with 2.46 per set average…had 12 matches of 10 digs or more…season-high of 22 digs came in five-set win over Western Carolina (9-4)…came back in next match at UNC Greensboro with 21 digs in another five-set victory…posted 17 digs at UNC Upstate (9-11)…had 16 digs against Kennesaw State (9-15)…registered 14 digs vs. Presbyterian College (11-2…had at last 10 digs in 12 different matches… had only two kills on the year but one was a key one in fifth set victory over Western Carolina (9-4) 2011: Third in the Big South and led team in digs with 413 (4.35 per set)... fifth on team in service aces with 14...missed three matches in middle of season with injury...was in double figures in digs in 22 of 26 matches played...had season-high 32 digs during victory at Chattanooga (9-10)... posted six matches with at least 20 digs...registered 26 digs at Western Carolina (9-13)...accumulated 25 digs in opening night victory over Troy (8-26)...had career-best three service aces at Presbyterian College (115)...posted at least 13 digs in 14 of the last 15 matches of the season... named Big South Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 12.

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2010: Led Bulldogs in digs with 4.33 average...was in double figures in digs in 28 matches...posted a career-high 40 digs during home victory vs. Radford (10-30)...had 26 digs in three different matches...was named Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 1...had at least 20 digs in eight different contests...selected to Big South All-Freshman team.

Before UNC Asheville: Four-year starter for legendary coach Jan Stanley at West Henderson...earned all-conference honors as a freshman, junior and senior...Falcon program went 106-4 during her career...named to All-Region team as a junior and senior...helped lead school to state title as a junior and runner-up in freshman and senior seasons.

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Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

2010 2011 2012 TOTAL

116-31 95-26 112-31 323-88

3 3 2 8

0.03 0.03 0.02 0.02

6 1 5 12

ta

3x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 1, 5 times Attacks: 5, at Coastal Carolina, Oct 21, 2011; at UNCG, Sep 07, 2012 Assists: 3, vs CAMPBELL, Nov 17, 2011; at Coastal Carolina, Oct 21, Serve aces: 3, at Presbyterian College, Nov 05, 2011 Digs: 32, at Chattanooga, Sep 10, 2011

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

28 -.107 28 .071 33 -.091 89 -.045

57 28 18 103

0.49 0.29 0.16 0.32

13 14 8 35

0.11 0.15 0.07 0.11

12 502 6 413 14 276 32 1191

4.33 4.35 2.46 3.69

44 25 31 100

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

0 0 1 1

1 0 0 1

16.0 17.0 10.0 43.0

0.14 0.18 0.09 0.13


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Lisa Riggsbee #10 • 5-8 • Jr. • Clemmons, N.C. Overview: Back-up setter who is a hard worker and a great leader... enjoyed great prep career at West Forsyth HS. 2012: Played in two matches vs. Akron (8-24) and Kennesaw State (915). 2011: Played in one match against Presbyterian College (10-7). Before UNC Asheville: Was named the West Forsyth Athlete of the Year as a senior...earned All-Conference honors as a junior and senior... named to All-County team following senior season...served as team captain senior year and was also selected as team MVP...excellent athlete who also lettered in basketball, softball and track and field.

A 2x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 1, at Western Carolina, Sep 13, 2011 Attacks: 2, at Western Carolina, Sep 13, 2011 Digs: 1, vs Troy, Aug 26, 2011; at Western Carolina, Sep 13, 2011

Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

2011 2012 TOTAL

4-3 2-2 6-5

1 0 1

0.25 0.00 0.17

1 0 1

2 1 3

.000 .000 .000

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

1 0 1

2 0 2

0.50 0.00 0.33

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

0.00 0.00 0.00

0 0 0

0 0 0

1.0 0.0 1.0

0.25 0.00 0.17

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Catherine Fischer #3 • 6-2 • So. • Miami, Fla. Overview: Slowed by injuries in 2012 but is healthy and should be ready to have an impact on the right side this season. 2012: Played in six matches and posted four kills in limited action…had two kills vs. American (9-8) and two vs. Radford (9-28). Before UNC Asheville: Attended Miami Palmetto HS and played club for South Florida Volleyball...three-year letter-winner at Palmetto where she earned first team All Dade County honors as a junior and senior... named Player of the Week by the Miami Herald twice in her senior season and once as a junior...helped lead team to Final Four in the state as a senior, three conference championships and four district titles...was captain of club teams for four straight years.

A 1x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 2, vs AMERICAN, Sep 08, 2012; Radford, Sep 28, 2012 Attacks: 6, vs AMERICAN, Sep 08, 2012 Assists: 2, Radford, Sep 28, 2012 Serve aces: 1, at High Point, 10-26-12 Digs: 1, at Presbyterian College, Oct 06, 2012 Blocks: 1, vs AMERICAN, Sep 08, 2012 Block assist: 1, vs AMERICAN, Sep 08, 2012

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Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

2012 TOTAL

11-6 11-6

4 4

0.36 0.36

2 2

19 19

.105 .105

3 3

0.27 0.27

1 1

0.09 0.09

0 0

1 1

0.09 0.09

0 0

0 0

1 1

1 1

0.09 0.09

0 0

0 0

5.5 5.5

0.45 0.45


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Katie Davis #5 • 6-0 • So. • Myrtle Beach, S.C. Overview: Became Asheville’s starting setter as a freshman and enjoyed an excellent rookie campaign…very talented and will only get better… earned spot on Big South All-Freshman team...father Jody Davis used to coach women’s tennis at Coastal Carolina...named to USA Volleyball Women’s Junior A1 National Team this past summer and played in Croatia. 2012: Averaged 9.07 assists per set which was fifth in the Big South Conference…third on team in digs with 2.05 average…also third in blocks with 0.46 per set mark…named Big South Freshman of the Week twice... career-high 58 assists came in five-set win at UNC Greensboro (9-7)… also had 15 digs vs. Spartans…registered 54 assists vs. PC (11-2) and 53 against Western Carolina (9-4)…posted 41 assists and 15 digs in Big South Tournament victory over High Point (10-26)…career-high of six kills with 14 assists and 48 assists in home triumph against Coastal Carolina (1020)…had two service aces in six different matches…52 assists and six blocks in five-set win over Big South champ Liberty (9-29).

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Before UNC Asheville: Enjoyed an excellent prep career at Carolina Forest HS...led school to Class 4A Region 6 Championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011...finished her career as the school’s all-time leader in assists (1,080) and second in total kills (558)...named to All-State team in 2009, 2010, 2011...selected to All-Region squad 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011....played club volleyball for Grand Strand Juniors and was picked as a USVA High Performance selection of A-3 program...named Toast of the Coast in 2009 and 2010...earned Best of the Beach All-Tournament team in 2009, 2010, 2011 and Palmetto Regional All Tournament squad in 2010 and 2011.

1x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 6, Coastal Carolina, Oct 20, 2012 Attacks: 16, vs UMES, Sep 01, 2012 Assists: 58, at UNCG, Sep 07, 2012 Serve aces: 2, 6 times Digs: 15, vs High Point, 11-15-12; at UNCG, Sep 07, 2012 Blocks: 6, LIBERTY, Sep 29, 2012 Block solo: 1, 4 times Block assist: 6, LIBERTY, Sep 29, 2012

Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

ta

2012 TOTAL

117-32 117-32

70 70

0.60 0.60

37 37

247 247

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

.134 1061 .134 1061

pct

9.07 9.07

18 18

0.15 0.15

26 26

240 240

2.05 2.05

3 3

4 4

50 50

54 54

0.46 0.46

12 12

bhe

pts

pts/s

32 117.0 32 117.0

1.00 1.00

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Bryn Pfeiffer #6 • 5-7 • So. • Raleigh, N.C. Overview: Sophomore libero who gave Asheville some real energy in the back row…played at Wakefield HS in Raleigh. 2012: Did a solid job in the back row as a freshman…fifth on team in digs at 1.77 per set…career-high 18 digs came in thrilling four-set victory at Winthrop (10-5)…had 17 at USC Upstate (9-11)…registered 14 digs with two service aces in five-set win over Liberty (9-29)…posted 12 digs during five-set triumph over Western Carolina (9-4)...had nine digs in three other matches. Before UNC Asheville: Helped lead Wakefield to 24-2 record as a senior and was named Honorable Mention All-Conference...led team in digs as a junior and senior...played club volleyball for N.C. Elite 18 Black.

A 1x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 1, vs East Tennessee State, 8/24/2012; vs SUU, Sep 01, 2012 Attacks: 5, vs East Tennessee State, 8/24/2012; vs NM, Aug 31, 2012; Assists: 3, at Winthrop, 10/5/12 Serve aces: 2, LIBERTY, Sep 29, 2012 Digs: 18, at Winthrop, 10/5/12

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Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

2012 TOTAL

116-32 116-32

2 2

0.02 0.02

6 6

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

42 -.095 42 -.095

ta

25 25

0.22 0.22

13 13

0.11 0.11

12 12

205 205

1.77 1.77

27 27

0 0

0 0

0 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

2 2

15.0 15.0

0.13 0.13


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Emily Bare #7 • 6-1 • So. • Asheville, N.C. Overview: Local product from T.C. Roberson HS…sophomore right side who has worked hard in the off-season…will compete for playing time in 2013. 2012: Played in six matches and picked up two assists vs. Temple (8-25)… also played at South Carolina (8-25), Western Carolina (9-4), Kennesaw State (9-15), Coastal Carolina (10-20) and Presbyterian College (11-2). Before UNC Asheville: All-Conference at Roberson senior year...also played for Biltmore Volleyball Academy.

A 1x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Attacks: 3, vs Temple, 8/25/2012 Assists: 2, vs Temple, 8/25/2012

Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

bhe

pts

pts/s

2012 TOTAL

7-6 7-6

0 0

0.00 0.00

1 1

4 -.250 4 -.250

2 2

0.29 0.29

0 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

0 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0.00 0.00

0 0

0 0

0.0 0.0

0.00 0.00

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itter

Christine Lakatos #11 • 5-11 • So. • Lauderhill, Fla. Overview: Sophomore outside hitter who enjoyed an excellent rookie season with the Bulldogs in 2012…could complete for Big South All-Conference honors in 2013…very good student who made Big South Presidential Honor Roll and earned spot on Dean’s List in spring semester. 2012: Third on team in kills (2.18) and hit .144…averaged 1.19 digs per set and added 14 service aces…posted team-high and career-best 16 kills in Big South Tournament victory over High Point (11-15)…registered double figures in kills during 10 matches…had 15 kills and hit .394 in home win over Winthrop (11-3)…also had 13 kills in five-set win at UNC Greensboro (9-7) and at Winthrop (10-5)...had 12 kills vs. Charleston Southern (10-19)…season-high of 12 digs came in two matches against Savannah State (8-31) and Presbyterian College (11-2)…posted three service aces vs. ETSU (8-24), Akron (8-24) and New Mexico (8-31). Before UNC Asheville: Attended Calvary Christian Academy in Lauderhill, Fla....three-year letter-winner...named team MVP as a junior and senior...named to All-County junior and senior seasons and was Honorable Mention as a sophomore...captain of team junior and senior seasons...helped lead CCA to conference championship as a senior...played club for Tribe Volleyball.

A 1x Letterman

SINGLE-MATCH HIGHS: Kills: 16, vs High Point, 11-15-12 Attacks: 51, Presbyterian College, Nov 02, 2012 Attack pct: .450, at Campbell, Oct 27, 2012 (10-1-20) Assists: 2, vs NM, Aug 31, 2012 Serve aces: 3, vs Akron, 8/24/2012; vs East Tennessee State, 8/24/2012; vs NM, Digs: 12, at Savannah State, Aug 31, 2012; Presbyterian College, Nov 02, 2012 Blocks: 3, 5 times Block solo: 1, 6 times Block assist: 3, 4 times

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Season

sp-mp

k

k/s

e

ta

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

dig

d/s

re

bs

ba

tb

b/s

be

2012 TOTAL

116-32 116-32

253 253

2.18 2.18

126 126

885 885

.144 .144

5 5

0.04 0.04

14 14

0.12 0.12

16 16

138 138

1.19 1.19

31 31

6 6

33 33

39 39

0.34 0.34

8 8

bhe

pts

pts/s

0 289.5 0 289.5

2.49 2.49


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Taylor Sauer

Madison Vaughn

#2 • 6-1 • Fr. • Lauderhill, Fla.

#14 • 6-3 • Fr. • Statesville, N.C.

Overview: Talented local product who could help Bulldogs right off the Overview: Will be the tallest player on Bulldog roster at 6-3...middle hitbat as a freshman...outside hitter who enjoyed an incredible prep career ter from Statesville...enjoyed great prep career at North Iredell and club at nearby Enka HS. career for I.C. Stars...played at same high school as senior Rachel Wells. Before UNC Asheville: Four-year starter at Enka...as a senior set a state record for single-season number of kills with 602 and kills per match at 21.5...led Sugar Jets to 25-2 overall record, third round of state playoffs and Mountain Athletic Conference title...named Conference Player of Year and Asheville Citizen-Times Player of the Year...was All-Conference all four years of her carer and was MAC Player of the Year as a junior...played club ball for Biltmore Volleyball Academy.

Before UNC Asheville: First-team All-Conference and All-County as a junior and senior...helped lead North Iredell to state championship game as a junior...led school to two consecutive conference championships... while playing for I.C. Stars, she was named to four different Carolina Region All-Tournament teams.

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Shelby Erickson #15 • 6-1 • Fr. • Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Overview: Outside hitter from William T, Dwyer HS in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla....didn’t play last season due to knee injury but has tremendous potential and could make an impact right away for the Bulldogs in 2013. Before UNC Asheville: Three-year starter at Dwyer...earned All-Conference honors as a freshman, sophomore and junior...named to All-County team as a sophomore and junior...team MVP following junior season... played club ball fo Ocean Breeze Volleyball in Boca Raton.

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Frederico Santos Third Year • UNC Asheville, 2007 Frederico Santos begins his third year as head coach of the UNC Asheville volleyball program. The former Bulldog assistant came back home in June of 2011 after serving as head coach at Barry University in Miami for three seasons. Santos quickly showed that the winning tradition of UNC Asheville volleyball would continue under his guidance. In 2011, despite only having 10 players and being picked to finish in seventh place in the Big South Preseason poll, the Bulldogs finished 15-14 overall and fourth in the league.Asheville advanced to the semifinals of the conference tournament and finished runner-up in two in-season tournaments. Last season, the Bulldogs had a 12-20 overall record and 7-7 league mark. A young Asheville squad battled through a tough schedule and some injuries to advance to the semifinals of the Big South Championship for the seventh time in the last eight years. Despite being seeded sixth, the Bulldogs upset third-seeded High Point and just missed advancing to the championship with a close loss to second-seeded Coastal Carolina in the semifinals. Along the way, Asheville thrilled its fans with exciting volleyball as the Bulldogs went 5-1 in five-set matches, including a perfect 4-0 mark at Justice Center.

Santos coached the Biltmore Juniors for more than five years, leading the club to national finishes in each of the past five years andchampionships at the Asheville Hi Neighbor tournament in 2003 and 2004.

Santos has been playing volleyball all his life beginning with club teams in Rio de Janeiro. He moved to Reno, Nev. in 1990 and starred for the University of Nevada-Reno club team from 1992-1996 where he was a setter. His club team was ranked fifth nationally by USA Today. In 1998, Santos In three seasons as head coach at Barry, Santos led the Buccaneers to played for the Reno Volleyball Club team as both a setter and outside hita 46-31 overall record and an appearance in the NCAA Division II South ter, leading the club to the USAV Nationals in Tucson, Ariz. Regional Tournament in 2010. In 2010, Santos led Barry to a solid year as the Buccaneers posted a 16-7 overall record and an 11-5 mark in Sunshine State Conference. The Bucs picked up important wins over #22 Saint Leo and #25 Rollins in the regular season. Propelled by their conference play, the Bucs returned to the NCAA South Regional Tournament for the first time since 2006. Julia Teixeira earned Sunshine State Conference player of the Year, Daktronics South Region Player of the Year and First-Team All-America recognition by Daktronics and the AVCA.

His coaching experience includes stops in Brazil, Iceland, Poland, Switzerland and Reno. Santos coached the Stjarnan Club team in Reykjavik, Iceland. He led the club to a 7-3 record in 2000 and a first place finish in the fall tournament. The team also finished runner-up in the Icelandic Cup and Icelandic Championships.

Santos has also worked with the men’s and women’s Brazilian national teams, which are among the best in the world. He earned his degree In 2009, the Bucs posted a 15-12 overall mark and went 6-10 in in the spring of 2007 from UNC Asheville. conference. In 2008, Santos’ first season, the Bucs went 15-12, an improvement over 2007.The Bucs improved their conference record as well, going Santos is married to the former Nathalie Steffen. Nathalie played vol5-11 for the season. leyball for the Bulldogs from 1993 through 1996 and is a 1997 graduate of A native of Brazil, Santos has more than 20 years of international UNC Asheville. Nathalie’s sister Elissa also played for the Bulldogs and is a playing and coaching experience at all levels of the sport. He spent eight member of the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame. Frederico and Nathalie are seasons at UNC Asheville, including the last three as associate head coach the proud parents of two children, Gabriel and Tatiana. under former head coach Julie Torbett. Santos assisted in all phases of the Bulldog program, including recruiting, on-court coaching, travel and pregame setup. While at Asheville, Santos helped the Bulldogs to a 135-124 overall record. The Bulldogs reached the Big South Conference Championship match three times during his tenure and won the regular-season championship in 2002. The 2002 team was the most improved team in the country that season as Asheville finished with a 26-8 record.

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Lydee Benoit Second Year • Eckerd, 2011 Former Eckerd All-American Lydee Benoit is in her second year as an assistant coach with the UNC Asheville volleyball program. Benoit came to Asheville after serving as an assistant coach at Valdosta State in 2011. She enjoyed a tremendous career at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla. “We are delighted to have Lydee in our program,” declared Bulldog head coach Frederico Santos. “She brings a lot of enthusiasm and energy to our team. Lydee was a great player who I got a chance to watch firsthand when I was at Barry University and coached against her. She was a tremendous player who always made her team better.” Benoit did an outstanding job in her first coaching stop at Valdosta. She helped lead the Blazers to the best season in Head Coach Sia Poyer’s tenure with a 21-11 record and 7-3 record in the All-Gulf South Conference. Four players earned All-Conference honors as VSU went 9-2 on the road and 4-1 in five-set matches. While at Eckerd, Benoit starred for the Triton volleyball team, earning a number of awards in four seasons at EC. She was an All-American, a team captain and a three-time team most valuable player. From the outside hitter position, Benoit set the record for career kills at Eckerd. As a player, she made an immediate impact in the Sunshine State Conference when she was named Sunshine State Conference Freshman of the Year. Benoit continued her success throughout her collegiate career, earning all-conference honors all four seasons. During her playing days, Benoit not only made time for class (fourtime athletic director’s honor roll honoree), but also coaching. As a student, she served as a camp counselor for multiple volleyball camps as well as a student assistant on the Eckerd coaching staff. Benoit also worked as the head coach for the St. Pete Hurricanes, a club team for 15 year-olds. Benoit attended Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Fla. where she lettered in varsity volleyball for four seasons. She helped lead the school to the 2006 Class 4A State Championship. Benoit was named Player of the Year, first team All-State, All-Country and All-Conference following her senior campaign. In addition, Benoit also served on the staff of Boston College’s Summer Volleyball Camp during the summer of 2011. Learning new philosophies under BC Head Coach Chris Campbell and Assistant Coach Edgard Da Gama E Silva, Benoit worked with a reputable staff from a combination of Division I and Division II programs across the country. The camp welcomed players throughout the United States as well as across the globe, including Africa and Germany.

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OVERALL RECORD 12-20 BIG SOUTH RECORD 7-7

2012 SEASON OVERVIEW

HOME MATCH RECORD 6-2 AWAY MATCH RECORD 5-8

Katie DAVIS - All Freshman Team

NEUTRAL MATCH RECORD 1-10 BIG SOUTH TOURNAMENT RECORD 1-1 ALL BIG SOUTH HONOREES 4

Anna MOORE - 2nd Team All Big South

Katie Davis All Freshman Anna Moore Second Team All Conference Chelsie Kenley All Academic Rachel Wells All Tournament

Chelsie KENLEY - All Academic Team 23


2012 Overall Statistics Overall record: 12-20 Conf: 7-7 Home: 6-2 Away: 5-8 Neutral: 1-10

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MOORE, Anna FOSTER, Meredith SHELTON, Holly LAKATOS, Christine DAVIS, Katie KENLEY, Chelsie FISCHER, Catherine WELLS, Rachel RIGGSBEE, Lisa SIMS, Jenny STEWART, Alex PFEIFFER, Bryn BARE, Emily DORFMAN, Jaimie UNC ASHEVILLE Opponents

Team Statistics ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Assists/Set SERVE Aces Errors Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Errors Errors/Set DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak

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ta

307 2.62 115 243 2.08 90 353 3.02 174 253 2.18 126 70 0.60 37 66 0.57 38 4 0.36 2 15 0.13 13 0 0.00 0 6 0.40 7 2 0.02 5 2 0.02 6 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 2 1321 11.29 616 1605 13.72 644

719 632 1167 885 247 254 19 99 1 20 33 42 4 6 4128 4209

sp

117 117 117 116 117 116 11 117 2 15 112 116 7 39 117 117

k

ASH

k/s

OPP

1321 616 4128 .171 11.3

1605 644 4209 .228 13.7

1225 10.5

1487 12.7

125 163 1.1

183 235 1.6

184 1.6

125 1.1

1689 14.4

1911 16.3

54 322 215.0 1.8 59 37

74 325 236.5 2.0 53 44

3432 8/429 11/67 0 4

4435 13/341 -

pct

Set a a/s

sa

Serve se sa/s

.267 15 0.13 26 29 .242 7 0.06 1 0 .153 10 0.09 14 43 .144 5 0.04 14 16 .134 1061 9.07 18 26 .110 23 0.20 0 0 .105 3 0.27 1 0 .020 25 0.21 21 13 .000 0 0.00 0 0 -.050 0 0.00 1 1 -.091 18 0.16 8 14 -.095 25 0.22 13 12 -.250 2 0.29 0 0 -.333 30 0.77 8 9 .171 1225 10.47 125 163 .228 1487 12.71 183 235 Date 8/24/2012 8/24/2012 8/25/2012 8/25/2012 Aug 31 Aug 31 Sep 01 Sep 01 Sep 04 Sep 07 Sep 08 Sep 08 Sep 11 09/14/12 ^09/15/12 09/15/12 *09-21-12 *Sep 28 *Sep 29 *10/5/12 *Oct 06 *Oct 12 *Oct 19 *Oct 20 *10-26-12 *Oct 27 *Nov 02 *Nov 03 *11-09-12 *11/10/2012 11-15-12 11-16-12

re

Dig dig dig/s

0.22 3 77 0.66 0.01 1 25 0.21 0.12 41 219 1.87 0.12 31 138 1.19 0.15 3 240 2.05 0.00 0 42 0.36 0.09 0 1 0.09 0.18 17 427 3.65 0.00 0 0 0.00 0.07 0 6 0.40 0.07 31 276 2.46 0.11 27 205 1.77 0.00 0 0 0.00 0.21 0 33 0.85 1.07 184 1689 14.44 1.56 125 1911 16.33

Opponent vs East Tennessee State vs Akron vs Temple at South Carolina vs NM at Savannah State vs UMES vs SUU WESTERN CAROLINA at UNCG vs AMERICAN at North Carolina A&T at USC Upstate vs Towson at Charlotte vs Kennesaw State at Gardner-Webb RADFORD LIBERTY at Winthrop at Presbyterian College GARDNER-WEBB CHARLESTON SOUTHERN COASTAL CAROLINA at High Point at Campbell PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE WINTHROP at LIBERTY at Radford vs High Point vs Coastal Carolina

L L L L L W L L W W L W L L L L L L W W L L W W L W W W L L W L

Score 2-3 1-3 0-3 0-3 0-3 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-2 3-2 0-3 3-0 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-3 3-2 3-1 0-3 1-3 3-1 3-2 0-3 3-0 3-2 3-0 0-3 0-3 3-1 1-3

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

16 94 110 11 66 77 2 37 39 6 33 39 4 50 54 15 36 51 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 54 322 215.0 74 325 236.5

0.94 0.66 0.33 0.34 0.46 0.44 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 1.84 2.02

4 16 10 8 12 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 59 53

0 2 0 0 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 37 44

Score by set 25-17,25-14,17-25,21-25,10-15 23-25,17-25,25-20,21-25 16-25,21-25,20-25 16-25,22-25,16-25 22-25,20-25,14-25 25-7,25-10,25-12 25-27,15-25,21-25 20-25,20-25,13-25 23-25,18-25,25-23,25-21,15-12 33-31,18-25,25-23,24-26,15-13 22-25,12-25,18-25 25-14,25-15,25-20 20-25,25-20,28-30,15-25 18-25,16-25,22-25 24-26,11-25,25-21,20-25 18-25,22-25,13-25 22-25,20-25,25-23,14-25 21-25,14-25,21-25 20-25,25-20,22-25,25-18,15-11 16-25,26-24,25-20,28-26 24-26,21-25,21-25 21-25,23-25,25-21,21-25 25-20,25-14,13-25,25-19 25-14,20-25,25-23,15-25,15-9 22-25,14-25,20-25 25-22,25-22,25-19 25-22,25-18,22-25,23-25,16-14 25-23,26-24,25-20 12-25,14-25,23-25 15-25,8-25,12-25 25-22,25-22,22-25,25-16 25-22,13-25,24-26,21-25

Record in 3-set matches:4-13 • Record in 4-set matches:3-6 • Record in 5-set matches:5-1

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points

Att. 0 0 0 667 0 150 78 83 494 356 97 0 393 0 824 102 258 327 538 341 112 354 462 358 322 132 327 572 564 316 143 237


2012 Statistical Leaders # ATTACK (by K)

SHELTON, Holly 4 MOORE, Anna 11 LAKATOS, Christine 1 FOSTER, Meredith 5 DAVIS, Katie 14 KENLEY, Chelsie 9 WELLS, Rachel 2 SIMS, Jenny 15 FISCHER, Catherine 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 13 STEWART, Alex 7 BARE, Emily 8 DORFMAN, Jaimie 10 RIGGSBEE, Lisa 3

# SET (by A)

DAVIS, Katie 8 DORFMAN, Jaimie 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 9 WELLS, Rachel 14 KENLEY, Chelsie 13 STEWART, Alex 4 MOORE, Anna 3 SHELTON, Holly 1 FOSTER, Meredith 11 LAKATOS, Christine 15 FISCHER, Catherine 7 BARE, Emily 2 SIMS, Jenny 5

S

K

117 117 116 117 117 116 117 15 11 116 112 7 39 2

353 307 253 243 70 66 15 6 4 2 2 0 0 0

S

A

117 1061 39 30 116 25 117 25 116 23 112 18 117 15 117 10 117 7 116 5 11 3 7 2 15 0

K/S

E

TA

Pct

3.02 174 1167 .153 2.62 115 719 .267 2.18 126 885 .144 2.08 90 632 .242 0.60 37 247 .134 0.57 38 254 .110 0.13 13 99 .020 0.40 7 20 -.050 0.36 2 19 .105 0.02 6 42 -.095 0.02 5 33 -.091 0.00 1 4 -.250 0.00 2 6 -.333 0.00 0 1 .000 A/S

9.07 0.77 0.22 0.21 0.20 0.16 0.13 0.09 0.06 0.04 0.27 0.29 0.00

TA

-

Pct

-

# KILL (by K)

SHELTON, Holly 4 MOORE, Anna 11 LAKATOS, Christine 1 FOSTER, Meredith 5 DAVIS, Katie 14 KENLEY, Chelsie 9 WELLS, Rachel 2 SIMS, Jenny 15 FISCHER, Catherine 13 STEWART, Alex 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 10 RIGGSBEE, Lisa 8 DORFMAN, Jaimie 7 BARE, Emily 3

# SERVE (by SA)

MOORE, Anna 9 WELLS, Rachel 5 DAVIS, Katie 3 SHELTON, Holly 11 LAKATOS, Christine 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 8 DORFMAN, Jaimie 13 STEWART, Alex 2 SIMS, Jenny 1 FOSTER, Meredith 15 FISCHER, Catherine 14 KENLEY, Chelsie 4

# DEFENSE (by Dig) # BLOCK (by Total)

MOORE, Anna 1 FOSTER, Meredith 5 DAVIS, Katie 14 KENLEY, Chelsie 3 SHELTON, Holly 11 LAKATOS, Christine 2 SIMS, Jenny 8 DORFMAN, Jaimie 15 FISCHER, Catherine 9 WELLS, Rachel 13 STEWART, Alex 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 4

S

117 117 117 116 117 116 15 39 11 117 112 116

BS

16 11 4 15 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

BA

94 66 50 36 37 33 4 1 1 0 0 0

Total

110.0 77.0 54.0 51.0 39.0 39.0 4.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Blk/S

0.94 0.66 0.46 0.44 0.33 0.34 0.27 0.03 0.09 0.00 0.00 0.00

WELLS, Rachel 13 STEWART, Alex 5 DAVIS, Katie 3 SHELTON, Holly 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 11 LAKATOS, Christine 4 MOORE, Anna 14 KENLEY, Chelsie 8 DORFMAN, Jaimie 1 FOSTER, Meredith 2 SIMS, Jenny 15 FISCHER, Catherine 7 BARE, Emily 10 RIGGSBEE, Lisa 9

# RECEPT (by TA) TM Team

WELLS, Rachel 13 STEWART, Alex 6 PFEIFFER, Bryn 11 LAKATOS, Christine 3 SHELTON, Holly 1 FOSTER, Meredith 4 MOORE, Anna 5 DAVIS, Katie 2 SIMS, Jenny 9

S

117 117 116 117 117 116 117 15 11 112 116 2 39 7 S

117 117 117 117 116 116 39 112 15 117 11 116 S

117 112 117 117 116 116 117 116 39 117 15 11 7 2 S

117 112 116 116 117 117 117 117 15

K

K/S

353 307 253 243 70 66 15 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 SA

3.02 2.62 2.18 2.08 0.60 0.57 0.13 0.40 0.36 0.02 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00

SE SA/S

26 21 18 14 14 13 8 8 1 1 1 0

29 13 26 43 16 12 9 14 1 0 0 0 Dig

427 276 240 219 205 138 77 42 33 25 6 1 0 0

0.22 0.18 0.15 0.12 0.12 0.11 0.21 0.07 0.07 0.01 0.09 0.00

-

Dig/S

0.26 0.15 0.28 0.23 0.27 0.35 0.01 0.03 0.03 0.00

Pct

-

BHE

3.65 2.46 2.05 1.87 1.77 1.19 0.66 0.36 0.85 0.21 0.40 0.09 0.00 0.00

RE RE/S

30 17 31 27 31 41 1 3 3 0

TA

0 0 32 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0

TA

-

Pct

-

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2012 Big South Conference Standings 2012 BIG SOUTH VOLLEYBALL STANDINGS Team xy-Liberty Coastal Carolina High Point Presbyterian College Winthrop UNC Asheville Radford Charleston Southern Gardner-Webb Campbell

W 12 10 9 9 8 7 6 5 4 0

Big South L PCT 2 .857 4 .714 5 .643 5 .643 6 .571 7 .500 8 .429 9 .357 10 .286 14 .000

W 25 14 21 13 14 12 16 13 9 7

Overall L 8 14 11 18 16 20 16 21 22 24

PCT .758 .500 .659 .419 .467 .375 .500 .382 .290 .226

Home 9-0 6-2 10-3 5-3 8-5 6-2 6-6 8-9 4-9 2-7

2012 BIG SOUTH VOLLEYBALL YEARLY AWARDS Road 9-5 5-6 7-5 4-9 5-5 5-8 6-7 3-8 2-10 2-11

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

L10 10-0 7-3 6-4 5-5 5-5 6-4 4-6 4-6 2-8 0-10

Streak L1 L1 L2 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L5 L14

x - Tournament Champions; y - Regular-Season Champions

NCAA TOURNAMENT Friday, Nov. 30 - NCAA 1st Round at Minnesota 3, Liberty 0

BIG SOUTH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP Thursday, Nov. 15 - Quarterfinals MATCH 1: No. 1 Liberty 3 ....... No. 8 Charleston Southern 0 MATCH 2: No. 4 Presbyterian 3 .............. No. 5 Winthrop 2 MATCH 3: No. 2 Coastal Carolina 3 .......... No. 7 Radford 2 MATCH 4: No. 6 UNC Asheville 3........... No. 3 High Point 2 Friday, Nov. 16 - Semifinals MATCH 5: No. 1 Liberty 3 ................. No. 4 Presbyterian 0 MATCH 6: No. 2 Coastal Carolina 3 ....No. 6 UNC Asheville 1 Sunday, Nov. 18 - Championship MATCH 7: No. 1 Liberty 3.............No. 2 Coastal Carolina 1

All-Tournament Team Jade Craycraft, S, Jr., Liberty (Tournament MVP) Rachel Wells, DS/L, Jr., UNC Asheville Eszter Nagy, MB, Fr., Coastal Carolina Caroline Douglas, OH, R-Fr., Liberty Jenna Orner, Libero, So., Coastal Carolina Loren Thomas, MB, Sr., Liberty Presley Mabrey, OH, Sr., Presbyterian College

First Team All-Conference Caroline Douglas, OH, Liberty Presley Mabrey, OH, Presbyterian Jade Craycraft, S, Liberty Courtney Johnk, RS, High Point Loren Thomas, MB, Liberty Kindra Bailey, MB, Coastal Carolina Mary Trimpe, Libero, Presbyterian Second Team All-Conference Anna Moore, MB, UNC Asheville Jamie McDonald, MB, High Point Kristin Heldt, OH, High Point Ashtin Frank, S, Presbyterian Jennica Mullins, MB, Winthrop Lillie Happel, OH, Liberty Stephanie Palmer, S, Winthrop Annemarie Chin, Libero, High Point All-Freshman Team Caroline Douglas, OH, Liberty Eszter Nagy, MB, Coastal Carolina Meredith Parrott, MB, Charleston So. Annemarie Chin, Libero, High Piont Katie Davis, S, UNC Asheville Rachel Lenz, MB, Winthrop Gabreilla Horvath, OH, Coastal Carolina All-Academic Team Heather Wilson, Campbell Wynter Davis, Charleston So. Lauren Alejo, Coastal Carolina Heather Feldman, Gardner-Webb Molly Barlow, High Point Becca Haraf, Liberty Andrea Barman, Presbyterian JEsse Miedema, Radford Chelsie Kenley, UNC Asheville Kristin Cruse, Winthrop Player of the Year Caroline Douglas, OH, Liberty Freshman of the Year Caroline Douglas, OH, Liberty Coach of the Year Shane Pinder, Liberty Co-Scholar-Athlete of the Year Molly Barlow, High Point Becca Haraf, Liberty

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X UNC ASHEVILLE VOLLEYBALL By the Numbers:

-Big South Regular Season Championships: 5 (1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2009)

-Big South Tournament Championships: 2 (1991, 1992)

-Big South Tournament Runners-Up: (2003, 2005, 2006)

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-Big South Player Of The Year: 1 (Ilona Fekete, 1990)

-Big South First Team All Conference Honors: 28 -Big South Second Team All Conference Honors: 19

-Big South All Tournament Honors: 16

-Big South Tournament MVP: 1 -Big South Rookie

of the Year: 2 -Big South All Rookie Team: 11

-Big South Coach of the Year: 1 27


Big South Conference Volleyball Records

Regular Season Championships 1990, 1991, 1992, 2002, 2009 Tournament Championships 1991, 1992 NIVC Tournament 1991 Tournament Runners-Up 2003, 2005, 2006

The 2009 Big South Conference Regular Season Champion Bulldogs

• All-Time Big South Tournament Results • Year 1986 1988 1990 1990 1991 1991 1991 1992 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1998 1999 1999 2000 2001 2001 2002

Opponent Winthrop Winthrop Augusta Radford Winthrop Radford Davidson CSU UNC Greensboro Liberty Radford Towson State Winthrop Liberty Coastal Carolina Winthrop Liberty Elon Radford Winthrop CSU Radford High Point

Round Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Quarters Quarters Quarters Quarters Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Quarters Semifinals Quarters

Score W/L Site 1-3 L Radford 0-3 L Asheville 3-0 W Charleston 1-3 L Charleston 3-0 W Asheville 3-0 W Asheville 3-1 W Asheville 3-1 W Conway 3-1 W Conway 3-2 W Conway 1-3 L Rock Hill 0-3 L Greensboro 2-3 L Greensboro 2-3 L Baltimore 2-3 L Asheville 3-1 W Asheville 0-3 L Asheville 3-1 W Charleston 0-3 L Charleston 0-3 L High Point 3-0 W Lynchburg 0-3 L Lynchburg 3-1 W Rock Hill

Tournament Record by Opponent Augusta Birmingham-Southern Campbell Charleston Southern Coastal Carolina Elon Davidson High Point Liberty Radford Towson State UNC Greensboro Winthrop Totals

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Win 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 3 3 0 1 3 20

Loss 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 6 4 1 0 8 21

.Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 .667 .400 1.000 1.000 1.000 .333 .429 .000 1.000 .273 .488

Year 2002 2003 2003 2003 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2006 2007 2007 2008 2008 2009 2009 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012

Opponent Liberty BSC Liberty Winthrop Liberty Liberty Coastal Carolina Winthrop Radford Coastal Carolina Winthrop High Point Winthrop Winthrop Liberty Radford Coastal Carolina Charleston Southern Campbell Liberty High Point Coastal Carolina

Round Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Semifinals Finals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals Quarters Quarters Semifinals Quarters Semifinals

Score W/L Site 0-3 L Rock Hill 3-1 W Birmingham 3-2 W Birmingham 2-3 L Birmingham 0-3 L Asheville 3-0 W Asheville 3-0 W Conway 0-3 L Conway 3-0 W Asheville 3-2 W High Point 3-0 L High Point 3-2 W Lynchburg 1-3 L Lynchburg 3-1 W Asheville 0-3 L Asheville 3-0 W Radford 0-3 L Radford 0-3 L Rock Hill 3-0 W Charleston 0-3 L Charleston 3-2 W Boiling Springs 1-3 L Boiling Springs

Big South Tournament Record By Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals

Win 15 5 2

Loss 9 11 3

Pct .625 .313 .400


X UNC ASHEVILLE SEASON RECORDS Attempts 1. Gina Golkiewicz 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Kelsey Benorden 4. Kelsey Benorden 5. Kim Osborne 6. Elif Unlu 7. Courtney Tucker 8. Kim Osborne 9. Kelsey Benorden 10. Gina Golkiewicz

1,980 1,539 1,452 1,448 1,413 1,376 1,351 1,325 1,320 1,295

1992 1992 2007 2008 1996 2006 1996 1993 2010 1991

Assists: 1. Lorelee Smith 2. Danielle Meyer 3. Amanda Wiles 4. Amanda Wiles 5. Lorelee Smith 6. Kaitlyn McDaniel 7. Amanda Wiles 8. Lorelee Smith 9. Danielle Meyer 10. Jessica Beal

Kills: 1. Gina Golkiewicz 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Kim Osborne 4. Elif Unlu 5. Cally Geiger 6. Kelsey Benorden 7. Elissa Steffen 8. Courtney Tucker 9. Cally Geiger Elif Unlu

623 550 538 512 510 500 489 480 476 476

1992 1992 1996 2006 1996 2007 1994 1996 1997 2005

Service Aces: 1. Raquel Miotto 2. Frida Sigurdardottir 3. Gina Golkiewicz 4. Sandi Potter 5. Courtney Tucker 6. Gina Golkiewicz 7. Cally Geiger 8. Kim Osborne 9. Missy Allen 10. Courtney Tucker

Attack Percentage: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Lauren Ficker 3. Ilona Fekete 4. Rose Butler Jennifer Hutchins 6. Ilona Fekete 7. Meredith Foster 8. Amanda Wiles 9. Jessica Jones 10. Lauren Ficker

.385 .350 .335 325 .325 .321 .314 .309 .306 .304

1991 2009 1990 2005 1993 1992 2011 2004 2000 2008

Block Solos: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Ilona Fekete 3. Ilona Fekete 4. Jennifer Hutchins 5. Beth Cole 6. Jennifer Hutchins 7. Tina Bell 8. Beth Cole 9. Jennifer Hutchins 10. Jennifer Hutchins

1,852 1,591 1,524 1,506 1,436 1,409 1,374 1,343 1,306 1,295

1996 1992 2002 2004 1995 2006 2005 1997 1991 1998

Block Assists: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Beth Cole 3. Ashley Wrightenberry Heather Burns 5. Ilona Fekete 6. Beth Cole 7. Allison Lambert 8. Allison Lambert 9. Rose Butler 10. Ashley Wrightenberry

133 127 116 116 114 113 105 104 99 97

1990 1989 2005 2008 1992 1986 2004 2005 2004 2007

65 62 60 58 58 55 54 53 52 51

2009 2002 1991 1998 1996 1992 1996 1995 1989 1995

Total Blocks: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Ilona Fekete 3. Ilona Fekete 4. Beth Cole 5. Beth Cole 6. Jennifer Hutchins 7. Jennifer Hutchins 8. Jennifer Hutchins 9. Ashley Wrightenberry 10. Heather Burns

331 288 241 197 176 152 147 134 132 121

1990 1991 1992 1987 1986 1990 1993 1991 2005 2008

198 196 127 76 70 68 64 63 57 41

1990 1991 1992 1993 1987 1991 1989 1986 1990 1992

Digs: 1. Leslie Whitfield 2. Gina Golkiewicz 3. Raquel Miotto 4. Raquel Miotto 5. Raquel Miotto 6. Elissa Steffen 7. Raquel Miotto 8. Gina Golkiewicz 9. Elissa Steffen 10. Courtney Tucker Elissa Steffen

763 739 721 718 667 656 582 544 528 509 509

2002 1992 2006 2009 2008 1992 2007 1991 1994 1996 1993

Big South Conference Honors First Team Cindi Miller (2010, 2011) Kelsey Benorden (2008, 2009) Raquel Miotto (2006, 2008, 2009) Lauren Ficker (2009) Elif Unlu (2005, 2006) Amanda Wiles (2004) Frida Sigurdardottir (2002, 2003) Kelly Budnik (2002) Chandra Hicks (1999) Cally Geiger (1998) Lorelee Smith (1995, 1996, 1997) Kim Osborne (1995) Elissa Steffen (1994) Danielle Meyer (1993) Gina Golkiewicz (1991, 1992) Ilona Fekete (1990, 1991, 1992) Sandra Potter (1989) Holly Van Wagner (1987)

Big South Player of The Year Ilona Fekete (1990) Second Team Anna Moore (2011, 2012) Raquel Miotto (2007) Kelsey Benorden (2007, 2010) Amanda Wiles (2005) Elif Unlu (2004) Amanda Wiles (2003) Leslie Whitfield (2002) Kelly Budnik (2000, 2001) Jennifer Baker (1999) Chandra Hicks (1998) Cally Geiger (1995, 1997) Elissa Steffen (1993) Kim Osborne (1993, 1994, 1996)

All-Tournament (Big South) Meredith Foster (2011) Kelsey Benorden (2007, 2008) Raquel Miotto (2006) Emily Palma (2006) Allison Lambert (2005) Elif Unlu (2003, 2005) Amanda Wiles (2002) Rose Butler (2002) Bonny Sneed (2001) Kelly Budnik (2001) Kristie Brinkley (2000) Jennifer Baker (1999) Chandra Hicks (1998) Kim Osborne (1993) Big South Tournament MVP Danielle Meyer (1992)

Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year Lorelee Smith (1997) Big South Rookie of the Year Kelly Budnik (2000) Kim Osborne (1993) Big South All-Rookie Team Katie Davis (2012) Alex Stewart (2010) Kelsey Benorden (2007) Cindi Miller (2008) Raquel Miotto (2006) Elif Unlu (2003) Amanda Wiles (2002) Rose Butler (2002) Bonny Sneed (2001) Kelly Budnik (2000) Kim Osborne (1993) Big South Coach of the Year Julie Torbett (2009)

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X UNC ASHEVILLE CAREER RECORDS Attempts 1. Kelsey Benorden 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Kim Osborne 4. Elif Unlu 5. Gina Golkiewicz 6. Cindi Miller 7. Cally Geiger 8. Kelly Budnik 9. Rose Butler 10. Courtney Tucker

5,263 4,993 4,727 4,546 4,408 4,213 4,204 3,755 3,630 3,333

2007-10 1991-94 1993-96 2003-06 1990-92 2008-11 1995-98 2000-03 2002-05 1994-96

Kills: 1. Elissa Steffen 2. Cally Geiger 3. Kim Osborne 4. Kelsey Benorden 5. Elif Unlu 6. Cindi Miller 7. Gina Golkiewicz 8. Kelly Budnik 9. Rose Butler 10. Courtney Tucker Jennifer Baker

1,775 1,761 1,733 1,731 1,709 1,436 1,511 1,317 1,270 1,196 1,196

1991-94 1995-98 1993-96 2007-10 2003-06 2008-11 1990-92 2000-03 2002-05 1994-96 1996-99

Attack Percentage: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Jennifer Hutchins 3. Cally Geiger 4. Frida Sigurdardottir 5. Lorelee Smith 6. Amanda Wiles 7. Gina Golkiewicz 8. Elissa Steffen 9. Elif Unlu 10. AshleyWrightenberry

.347 .292 .266 .265 .263 .257 .242 .233 .231 .229

1990-92 1990-93 1995-98 2000-03 1994-97 2002-05 1990-92 1991-94 2003-06 2004-07

5,904 5,613 5,187 3,466 2,822 2,658 1,406 1,076 1,061 1,014

1994-97 2002-05 1990-93 2007-10 1998-00 2006-09 2010-11 2001-02 20121999-00

Block Assists: 1. AshleyWrightenberry 2. Ilona Fekete 3. Cally Geiger Jennifer Hutchins 5. Rose Butler 6. Beth Cole 7. Heather Burns 8. Chandra Hicks 9. Allison Lambert 10. Suzanne Aubel

351 339 290 290 248 240 229 227 209 208

2004-07 1990-92 1995-98 1990-93 2002-05 1985-88 2005-08 1996-99 2004-05 1999-03

Service Aces: 1. Cally Geiger 2. Raquel Miotto 3. Gina Golkiewicz 4. Kim Osborne Courtney Tucker 6. Mellie Durham 7. Khristine Ambrose 8. Kelly Budnik 9. Danielle Meyer 10. Elissa Steffen

198 164 150 142 142 134 133 130 126 121

1995-98 2006-09 1990-92 1993-96 1994-96 1992-95 1997-00 2000-03 1990-93 1991-94

Total Blocks: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Jennifer Hutchins 3. Cally Geiger 4. AshleyWrightenberry 5. Beth Cole 6. Jenni Reynolds 7. Rose Butler 8. Chandra Hicks 9. Jessica Jones 10. Suzanne Aubel

860 632 421 403 373 307 289 287 278 257

1990-92 1990-93 1995-98 2004-07 1985-88 1994-97 2002-05 1996-99 1999-02 1999-03

Block Solos: 1. Ilona Fekete 2. Jennifer Hutchins 3. Beth Cole 4. Cally Geiger 5. Jenni Reynolds 6. Jessica Jones 7. Chandra Hicks 8. Tina Bell 9. Ursula Carswell Elizabeth Rodriguez

521 242 133 131 101 71 70 64 57 57

1990-92 1990-93 1985-88 1995-98 1994-97 1999-02 1996-99 1989-90 1994-95 1998-01

Digs: 1. Raquel Miotto 2. Elissa Steffen 3. Gina Golkiewicz 4. Kelsey Benorden 5. Mellie Durham 6. Kelly Budnik 7. Jennifer Baker 8. Kim Osborne 9. Leslie Whitfield 10. Krysti Havens

2,688 2,179 1,674 1,535 1,532 1,460 1,446 1,396 1,357 1,319

2006-09 1991-94 1990-92 2007-10 1992-95 2000-03 1996-99 1993-96 1999-02 2002-05

515 514 509 505 504 502 501 498 497 496

1990-93 1994-97 1993-96 1992-95 2002-05 1988-92 1991-94 2002-05 1990-03 1995-98

Assists: 1. Lorelee Smith 2. Amanda Wiles 3. Danielle Meyer 4. Rachel Guinane 5. Jessica Beal 6. Kaitlyn McDaniel 7. Hallie Morse 8. Bonnie Sneed 9. Katie Davis 10. Katie Meindl

TEAM HONORS Big South Champions 1991, 1992 Big South Regular Season Champions 1990, 1991 (tie), 1992, 2002, 2009 Big South Tournament Runner-Up 2003, 2005, 2006 National Invitational Volleyball Championship 1991 (Dayton, Ohio) NAIA District 26 Playoff 1984

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Games Played: 1. Danielle Meyer 2. Lorelee Smith 3. Kim Osborne 4. Mellie Durham 5. Amanda Wiles 6. Amber Mendenhall 7. Elissa Steffen 8. Krysti Havens 9. Jennifer Hutchins 10. Cally Geiger


X UNC ASHEVILLE INDIVIDUAL / TEAM RECORDS • Individual •

• Team •

Kills Match: 34, Kelsey Benorden vs. High Point, 11/15/07 Season: 623, Gina Golkiewicz, 1992 Career: 1,775, Elissa Steffen, 1991-94

Most Wins Season: 32, 1992 Most Matches Season: 56, 1982 (29-27)

Attempts Match: 83, Kelsey Benorden vs. High Point, 11/15/07 Season: 1,980, Gina Golkiewicz, 1992 Career: 4,993, Elissa Steffen, 1991-94

Consecutive Wins Season: 17, 1992

Attack Percentage (minimum 10 kills) Match: .688 (12-1-16), Lauren Ficker vs. Southern 11/15/07 Season: .385, Ilona Fekete, 1991 Career: .347, Ilona Fekete, 1990-92 Assists Match: 83, Danielle Meyer, vs. Davidson, 1991 Season: 1,852, Lorelee Smith, 1996 Career: 5,904, Lorelee Smith, 1994-97

Winning Percentage Season: .846 (32-6 in 1992) Kills Match: 92 vs. Winthrop, Nov. 20, 1998 Attempts Match: 237, vs. Duquesne, Aug. 27, 2006 Digs Match: 122, vs. Western Carolina, Oct. 22, 2005 Season: 2,370, 2002

Service Aces Match: 7, Kelly Budnik vs. Elon, 10/20/01 and Elif Unlu, vs. Montreat, 10/15/03 Season: 65, Raquel Miotto, 2009 Career: 198, Cally Geiger, 1995-98 Digs Match: 50, Leslie Whitfield vs. Western, 10/22/02 Season: 763, Leslie Whitfield, 2002 Career: 2,688, Raquel Miotto, 2006-09 Block Solos Match: 10, Ilona Fekete, vs. Davidson, 1991 Season: 198, Ilona Fekete, 1990 Career: 521, Ilona Fekete, 1990-92 Block Assists Match: 9, Ilona Fekete, vs. Davidson, 1991 and Heather Burns, vs. Liberty, 11/7/08 Season: 133, Ilona Fekete, 1990 Career: 339, Ilona Fekete, 1990

HEAD COACHES Coach

W

L

Pct.

Suzanne Patterson (1984-87) Art Faura (1988) Lisa Rhodes (1989-93) Julie Torbett (1994-2010) Frederico Santos (2011-Pres)

60 69 .465 13 18 .419 97 77 .557 304 261 .538 27 34 .443

Raquel Miotto (2006-09) holds the Big South record for most career digs with 2,688

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X UNC ASHEVILLE YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1994 Overall Record: 12-23 Big South Record: 3-5 9/1 Tennessee-Martin 9/2 UNC Wilmington 9/3 Appalachian State 9/3 UNC Charlotte 9/6 at Tennessee Tech 9/7 at Clemson 9/13 at East Tennessee State 9/15 Montana State 9/16 vs. Howard 9/16 at VCU 9/17 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/20 at Mars Hill 9/23 Georgia Southern 9/24 Georgia State 9/24 Charleston 9/26 at North Carolina A&T 10/1 UMBC* 10/4 at UNC Greensboro* 10/8 at Winthrop 10/8 vs. Bucknell 10/8 vs. Howard 10/12 North Carolina A&T 10/15 at Liberty* 10/16 at Radford* 10/22 vs. Fla. International 10/22 at Georgia State 10/22 at Mercer 10/23 at Georgia Southern 10/25 at Winthrop* 10/28 Charleston Southern* 10/29 Coastal Carolina* 11/2 at UNC Charlotte 11/6 Towson State* 11/9 East Tennessee State 11/11 vs. Towson State^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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

W W W W W W W W L L W W L W W W L L W W L L W W W W W W W L W W L

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

1995

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Overall Record: 24-11 Big South Record: 4-3 9/1 vs. UNC Wilmington 9/2 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/2 at UNC Charlotte 9/6 Mars Hill 9/8 vs. UAB 9/8 vs. Samford 9/8 vs. Charleston Southern 9/9 Wofford 9/9 vs. UAB 9/12 at Tennessee 9/15 Florida A&M 9/16 Tennessee State 9/16 Appalachian State 9/20 Wofford 9/23 at Davidson 9/26 South Carolina State 9/29 vs. UCF 9/30 vs. Troy State 9/30 at Georgia State 10/4 East Tennessee State 10/8 at UNC Greensboro* 10/11 at Appalachian State 10/14 Liberty* 10/15 Radford* 10/18 at Wofford 10/21 at Western Carolina 10/24 Winthrop* 10/26 Furman 10/27 at Charleston Southern* 10/28 at Coastal Carolina* 11/1 UNC Charlotte 11/2 North Carolina A&T 11/4 at UMBC*

11/7 at East Tennessee State 11/10 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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1-3 2-3

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

1996 Overall Record: 21-16 Big South Record: 8-6 8/30 vs. UNC Wilmington 8/31 vs. Western Carolina 8/31 at UNC Charlotte 9/6 vs. Georgia Tech 9/6 vs. Charleston 9/6 vs. Jacksonville State 9/7 vs. Western Carolina 9/7 at Furman 9/7 vs. Georgia Tech 9/11 Wofford 9/11 Appalachian State 9/20 vs. James Madison 9/20 vs. East Carolina 9/21 at Campbell 9/21 vs. Mercer 9/24 at East Tennessee State 9/28 Liberty* 9/29 Radford* 10/1 at North Carolina 10/2 at UNC Greensboro* 10/6 at UMBC* 10/8 at Wofford 10/12 at Coastal Carolina* 10/13 at Charleston Southern* 10/16 at UNC Charlotte 10/20 Coastal Carolina* 10/23 Davidson 10/26 Charleston Southern* 10/27 at Winthrop* 10/29 East Tennessee State 11/2 at Liberty* 11/3 at Radford* 11/6 Winthrop* 11/7 UNC Greensboro* 11/10 UMBC* 11/12 Tennessee 11/15 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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

L L W L L W W L L W W W W L L L W W W W W W L L W W W W L W L

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

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

1998 Overall Record: 18-13 Big South Record: 3-5 9/1 at East Tennessee State 9/8 Appalachian State 9/11 UNC Wilmington 9/12 UNC Charlotte 9/12 Western Carolina 9/18 at UNC Wilmington 9/19 vs. High Point 9/19 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/22 at Tennessee 9/25 vs. The Citadel 9/26 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/26 vs. Stetson 9/26 at Coll. Of Charleston 10/3 Liberty* 10/4 Radford* 10/6 at Winthrop* 10/9 at High Point 10/10 at Elon 10/17 Charleston Southern* 10/18 Coastal Carolina* 10/20 East Tennessee State 10/25 Winthrop* 10/31 at Liberty* 11/1 at Radford* 11/6 Elon 11/7 High Point 11/10 North Carolina A&T 11/13 at Charleston Southern 11/14 at Coastal Carolina 11/20 vs. Winthrop^ 11/21 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

1999

1997 Overall Record: 16-17 Big South Record: 5-7 8/29 vs. Western Carolina 8/30 vs. Appalachian State 8/30 at Wake Forest 9/3 at East Tennessee State 9/5 vs. UNC Charlotte 9/6 at UNC Wilmington 9/6 vs. Western Carolina 9/9 High Point 9/12 vs. Massachusetts 9/13 at Penn State 9/13 vs. West Virginia 9/16 Appalachian State 9/19 Providence 9/20 Samford 9/20 Belmont 9/23 UNC Charlotte 9/26 at Charleston Southern* 9/27 at Coastal Carolina* 9/30 at Davidson 10/4 Liberty* 10/5 Coastal Carolina* 10/11 UMBC* 10/17 at Liberty* 10/18 at Radford* 10/21 East Tennessee State 10/25 at UM-Eastern Shore

10/25 at UMBC* 10/27 Winthrop* 11/1 Tennessee 11/4 at Winthrop* 11/8 Charleston Southern* 11/9 Radford* 11/14 Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

W W L L L W W W L L L L L W W W W L W L L W L L W W

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

Overall Record: 16-17 Big South Record: 8-6 9/3 vs. LaSalle 9/3 vs. Evansville 9/4 at Middle Tennessee 9/4 vs. Coll. Of Charleston 9/7 at Western Carolina 9/11 Montreat 9/14 East Tennessee State 9/17 vs. Wofford 9/18 at Mercer 9/18 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/24 vs. Bethune-Cookman 9/24 at UCF 9/25 vs. Rice 9/25 vs. St. John’s 9/28 at Appalachian State 10/1 High Point* 10/2 Elon* 10/5 at Winthrop* 10/8 at Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Coastal Carolina* 10/12 Tennessee 10/15 Liberty* 10/16 Radford* 10/24 Winthrop* 10/29 at High Point* 10/30 at Elon* 11/6 Charleston Southern*


X UNC ASHEVILLE YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 11/7 Coastal Carolina* 11/9 at East Tennessee State 11/12 at Radford* 11/13 at Liberty* 11/19 vs. Elon^ 11/20 vs. Radford^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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

2000 Overall Record: 13-21 Big South Record: 5-9 9/1 at Georgia Southern 9/2 vs. Florida International 9/2 vs. Jacksonville 9/8 vs. Drexel 9/9 vs. Bucknell 9/9 at Youngstown State 9/12 East Tennessee State 9/15 vs. Wofford 9/15 at Mercer 9/16 vs. Middle Tennessee 9/19 at Tennessee 9/22 Campbell 9/22 Loyola (MD) 9/23 Pittsburgh 9/23 North Carolina A&T 9/30 Charleston Southern* 10/1 Coastal Carolina* 10/4 Winthrop* 10/7 at Liberty* 10/8 at Radford* 10/13 Elon* 10/14 High Point* 10/18 at East Tennessee State 10/25 Western Carolina 10/28 Liberty* 10/29 Radford* 10/31 Wofford 11/3 at Charleston Southern* 11/4 at Coastal Carolina* 11/8 at Winthrop* 10/10 at Elon* 10/11 at High Point* 11/14 Gardner-Webb 11/17 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

L L L W W L L W W L L L W L W W W L L L L W L L L L W W L L L W W L

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

0-3 3-0 0-3

2002 Overall Record: 26-8 Big South Record: 12-2 8/30 vs. UNC Wilmington 8/30 vs. Mercer 8/31 vs. Appalachian State 8/31 at High Point 9/6 vs. UMBC 9/7 at Navy 9/7 vs. Albany 9/10 at Morris Brown 9/13 vs. Wofford 9/13 at Mercer 9/14 vs. High Point 9/17 High Point* 9/24 at North Carolina A&T 9/27 Liberty* 9/28 Radford* 10/1 at East Tennessee State 10/3 Elon* 10/11 at Charleston Southern* 10/12 at Coastal Carolina* 10/15 at Winthrop* 10/16 Mars Hill 10/16 Montreat 10/19 Birmingham-Southern 10/22 Western Carolina 10/25 at Liberty* 10/26 at Radford* 11/1 at Elon* 11/2 at High Point* 11/8 Charleston Southern* 11/9 Coastal Carolina* 11/12 Winthrop* 11/15 at Birmingham-Southern 11/21 vs. High Point^ 11/22 vs. Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

W W L W L L W W W W W W L W W W W W L L W W W L W W W W W W W W W L

L L L L L L L L W L W W W L L L L W W L L L L L L

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

Overall Record: 18-10 Big South Record: 9-5 9/5 vs. Elon W 9/5 vs. Mercer W 9/6 at UNC Wilmington L 9/12 vs. Loyola (MD) W 9/13 at VCU W 9/13 vs. Albany L 9/16 at Western Carolina L 9/26 Liberty* L 9/27 Birmingham-Southern* W 10/1 at Furman L 10/4 at Winthrop* L 10/7 at High Point* W 10/12 Charleston Southern* W 10/15 Montreat W 10/15 Mars Hill W 10/18 Coastal Carolina* W 10/25 at Birmingham-Southern* W 10/28 Radford* W 10/31 at Charleston Southern* W 11/1 at Coastal Carolina* L 11/4 High Point* W 11/7 Winthrop* L 11/11 North Carolina A&T W 11/14 at Liberty* L 11/15 at Radford* W 11/21 vs. Birmingham-Southern^ W 11/22 vs. Liberty^ W 11/23 vs. Winthrop^ L

*Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

2004

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

Overall Record: 19-17 Big South Record: 8-6 9/1 at Appalachian State 9/2 Lipscomb 9/3 vs. Elon 9/3 at North Carolina State 9/4 vs. UNC Wilmington 9/4 vs. Wofford 9/10 at Campbell 9/11 vs. Wofford 9/11 vs. Western Carolina 9/14 Charleston Southern* 9/21 Furman 9/24 vs. Memphis 9/24 at UNC Greensboro 9/25 vs. Florida Atlantic 9/25 vs. Morgan State 9/28 at North Carolina A&T 10/1 vs. St. John’s 10/1 at UMES 10/2 vs. Delaware State 10/2 vs. Niagara 10/5 at Liberty* 10/8 at Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Coastal Carolina* 10/15 Winthrop* 10/16 Coastal Carolina* 10/19 Western Carolina 10/22 Liberty* 10/23 Birmingham-Southern* 10/26 at Radford* 10/28 East Tennessee State 11/2 at High Point* 11/5 at Winthrop* 11/9 High Point* 11/11 Radford* 11/13 at Birmingham-Southern* 11/16 Liberty^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

L W L L L W L W L W L L W L W W L W W W W L W L L W L W W W W L W W L L

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

L W W L W W W W W W W W W W W L L W W W W L W L W W W W W

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

2005

2003

2001 Overall Record: 7-21 Big South Record: 5-9 8/31 Memphis 9/1 South Alabama 9/1 Morehead State 9/4 at Gardner-Webb 9/7 vs. Rutgers 9/8 at Penn State 9/8 vs. George Mason 9/19 at Wofford 9/21 at High Point* 9/22 at Elon* 9/25 at Coastal Carolina* 9/29 Birmingham-Southern 10/2 Charleston Southern* 10/5 Liberty* 10/6 Radford* 10/14 Winthrop* 10/17 at Western Carolina 10/19 High Point* 10/20 Elon* 10/23 Coastal Carolina* 10/26 at Samford 10/27 at Birmingham-Southern 10/30 at Charleston Southern* 11/2 at Radford* 11/3 at Liberty*

11/9 at Winthrop* L 11/15 vs. Charleston Southern^ W 11/16 vs. Radford^ L *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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

Overall Record: 25-7 Big South Record: 10-4 8/27 Appalachian State 9/2 vs. Chattanooga 9/3 vs. UNC Wilmington 9/3 at North Carolina A&T 9/9 vs. Memphis 9/9 vs. Louisiana Tech 9/10 vs. Flordia International 9/10 at Mercer 9/16 Samford 9/17 Elon 9/17 Western Carolina 9/22 at Lipscomb 9/24 at Birmingham-Southern* 9/27 at Gardner-Webb 9/30 Charleston Southern* 10/2 Coastal Carolina* 10/7 at Winthrop* 10/8 at High Point* 10/14 at Liberty* 10/15 at Radford* 10/21 High Point* 10/23 Winthrop* 10/28 at Charleston Southern* 10/29 at Coastal Carolina* 11/1 at East Tennessee State 11/4 Radford* 11/6 Liberty* 11/10 at Western Carolina 11/12 Birmingham-Southern*

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X UNC ASHEVILLE YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 11/15 Liberty^ 11/19 at Coastal Carolina^ 11/20 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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3-0 3-0 0-3

2006 Overall Record: 15-18 Big South Record: 10-4 8/25 vs. Canisius 8/25 vs. Rutgers 8/26 at James Madison 8/26 vs. Duquesne 8/29 at Elon 9/1 Cleveland State 9/2 UNC Greensboro 9/2 East Tennessee State 9/8 at Mercer 9/8 vs. UAB 9/9 vs. Nicholls State 9/15 vs. Louisiana-Monroe 9/16 vs. Charlotte 9/16 at Samford 9/23 Birmingham-Southern* 9/29 Liberty* 10/1 Radford* 10/3 at High Point* 10/6 at Winthrop* 10/13 Coastal Carolina* 10/15 Charleston Southern* 10/20 Winthrop* 10/22 High Point* 10/24 Montreat 10/27 at Liberty* 10/28 at Radford 11/3 at Charleston Southern* 11/4 at Coastal Carolina* 11/7 Gardner-Webb 11/11 at Birmingham-Southern* 11/14 Radford^ 11/17 vs. Coastal Carolina^ 11/18 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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L W W W L

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

L L L L W L L L L L L W L L W W W W L W W L W W L W W L L W W W L

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

Overall Record: 18-14 Big South Record: 8-8 8/29 vs. Elon 8/29 vs. Florida Gulf Coast 8/30 vs. Maine 9/5 vs. Hampton 9/6 vs. Wofford 9/6 at USC Upstate 9/12 vs. William & Mary 9/12 vs. Norfolk State 9/13 at N.C. State 9/16 at Western Carolina 9/20 vs. Virginia Tech 9/20 at UNC Wilmington 9/23 North Carolina A&T 9/26 High Point* 10/4 at Winthrop* 10/7 Presbyterian* 10/10 at Radford* 10/11 at Liberty* 10/14 at Gardner-Webb* 10/17 Charleston Southern* 10/18 Coastal Carolina* 10/25 at High Point* 11/1 Winthrop* 11/4 Gardner-Webb* 11/7 Liberty* 11/8 Radford* 11/11 at Presbyterian* 11/14 at Coastal Carolina* 11/15 at Charleston Southern* 11/21 Winthrop^ 11/22 Liberty^ 11/25 Wofford

L W L W L W L W W W L W W L L L L L W W L W W W W W W L L W L W

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

L L L L L W L L L W W W W W L L L L L L L L L L L W W L W

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

W L W W L

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

Overall Record: 19-12 Big South Record: 11-5 8/27 vs. Davidson 8/28 at James Madison 9/3 vs. Stetson 9/3 at South Alabama 9/4 vs. Alabama State 9/4 vs. Alabama A&M 9/10 vs. UNC Greensboro 9/11 vs. Austin Peay 9/11 at ETSU 9/18 vs. NC A&T 9/18 at Western Carolina 9/20 Gardner-Webb* 9/24 Coastal Carolina* 9/28 at Mercer 10/1 at Radford* 10/2 at High Point* 10/5 at Presbyterian* 10/8 at Charleston Southern* 10/9 at Winthrop* 10/16 Liberty* 10/23 at Coastal Carolina* 10/26 Mercer 10/29 High Point* 10/30 Radford* 11/2 Presbyterian* 11/5 Winthrop* 11/6 Charleston Southern* 11/9 at Gardner-Webb* 11/13 at Liberty* 11/18 vs. Charleston Southern^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

L L W W W L L L L W W W W W W L W W L L L W W W W W W W L L

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

W L L W L W L L W W L W W L W W W L L W W W W L L L L W L

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

2011

2009 Overall Record: 25-10 Big South Record: 13-3 8/28 vs. UNC Wilmington 8/28 vs. South Carolina State 8/29 vs. Elon 8/29 vs. The Citadel 9/2 Western Carolina 9/4 vs. N.C. State 9/5 vs. The Citadel 9/5 at USC Upstate 9/11 vs. Savannah State 9/11 vs. East Carolina 9/12 vs. Wofford 9/12 vs. Winston-Salem State 9/18 vs. Winston-Salem State 9/18 vs. Hampton 9/19 vs. Providence 9/19 vs. Wofford 9/22 Gardner-Webb* 9/25 at Radford* 10/2 Charleston Southern* 10/6 at Presbyterian* 10/9 High Point* 10/10 Liberty* 10/16 at Winthrop* 10/17 at Coastal Carolina* 10/20 East Tennessee State 10/24 Radford* 10/27 Presbyterian* 10/31 at Charleston Southern* 11/3 at Gardner-Webb* 11/6 at Liberty*

11/7 at High Point* 11/13 Coastal Carolina* 11/14 Winthrop* 11/19 at Radford^ 11/20 vs. Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

2010

2008

2007 Overall Record: 12-22 Big South Record: 2-10 8/24 vs. TCU 8/25 at Florida State 8/25 vs. Florida Gulf Coast 8/31 Western Carolina 9/1 Kennesaw State 9/1 USC Upstate 9/7 vs. Missouri State 9/8 at Chattanooga 9/8 vs. Tennessee Tech 9/11 North Carolina Central 9/14 at Alabama State 9/14 vs. Mississippi Valley State 9/15 vs. Southern 9/15 vs. Alabama A&M 9/19 at East Tennessee State 9/22 at Presbyterian 9/23 Jacksonville 9/28 at Coastal Carolina* 9/29 at Charleston Southern* 10/5 High Point* 10/6 Winthrop* 10/12 at Radford* 10/14 at Liberty* 10/19 at Winthrop* 10/20 at High Point* 10/23 at Gardner-Webb 10/26 Charleston Southern* 10/27 Coastal Carolina* 11/2 Radford*

11/3 Liberty* 11/8 at USC Upstate 11/10 Prebyterian 11/15 vs. High Point^ 11/16 vs. Winthrop^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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

Overall Record: 15-14 Big South Record: 7-7 8/26 vs Troy 8/26 at Samford 8/27 vs UAB 9/2 vs Elon 9/2 vs Davidson 9/3 vs Gardner-Webb 9/3 at South Carolina 9/9 vs East Tennessee St. 9/9 vs Tennessee Tech 9/10 at Chattanooga 9/13 at Western Carolina 9/20 at N.C. Central 9/23 GARDNER-WEBB* 9/30 at Liberty* 10/1 at Radford* 10/4 WESTERN CAROLINA 10/7 PRESBYTERIAN* 10/8 WINTHROP* 10/14 at Gardner-Webb* 10/21 at Coastal Carolina* 10/22 at Charleston Southern* 10/8 CAMPBELL* 10/29 HIGH POINT* 11/4 at Winthrop* 11/5 at Presbyterian* 11/11 RADFORD* 11/12 LIBERTY* 11/17 vs CAMPBELL^ 11/18 vs Liberty^


X UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME RESULTS (Since 1994) *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

2012 Overall Record: 12-20 Big South Record: 7-7 8/24 vs East Tennessee State 8/24 vs Akron 8/25 vs Temple 8/25 at South Carolina 8/31 vs New Mexico 8/31 at Savannah State 9/1 vs UMES 9/1 vs Southern Utah 9/4 Western Carolina 9/7 at UNCG 9/8 vs American 9/8 at North Carolina A&T 9/11 at USC Upstate 9/14 vs Towson 9/15 at Charlotte 9/15 vs Kennesaw State 9/21 at Gardner-Webb* 9/28 Radford* 9/29 Liberty* 10/5 at Winthrop* 10/6 at Presbyterian College* 10/12 Gardner-Webb* 10/19 Charleston Southern* 10/20 Coastal Carolina* 10/26 at High Point* 10/27 at Campbell* 11/2 Presbyterian College* 11/3 Winthrop* 11/9 at Liberty* 11/10 at Radford* 11/15 vs High Point^ 11/16 vs Coastal Carolina^ *Big South Matches ^Big South Tournament Match

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

Team Akron Alabama A&M Alabama State Albany American Appalachian State Austin Peay Belmont Bethune-Cookman Birmingham-Southern Bucknell Campbell Canisius Charleston, College of Charleston Southern Charlotte Chattanooga Citadel Clemson Cleveland State Coastal Carolina Davidson Delaware State Drexel Duquesne East Carolina East Tennessee State Elon Evansville Florida Atlantic Florida A&M Florida Gulf Coast Florida International Florida State Furman Gardner-Webb George Mason Georgia Southern Georgia State Georgia Tech Hampton High Point Howard University Jacksonville Jacksonville State James Madison Kennesaw State LaSalle Liberty Lipscomb Louisiana-Monroe Louisiana Tech Loyola (Md) Maine Massachusetts Mars Hill Maryland-Eastern Shore Memphis Mercer Middle Tennessee

W 0 1 2 1 0 3 0 1 1 11 1 2 0 3 29 4 1 3 0 0 12 1 1 0 0 1 7 10 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 9 0 0 1 0 2 29 2 0 0 0 0 1 14 2 1 1 2 0 0 4 2 1 9 0

L 1 1 0 1 1 8 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 7 7 1 0 1 1 23 2 0 1 1 1 14 7 1 1 0 1 2 1 2 4 1 3 2 2 0 5 0 2 1 2 2 0 26 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 2

Team Mississippi Valley State Missouri State Montana State Montreat Morehead State Morgan State Morris Brown Navy New Mexico Niagara Nicholls State Norfolk State North Carolina North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central North Carolina State Penn State Pittsburgh Presbyterian Providence Radford Rice Rutgers Samford Savannah State South Alabama South Carolina South Carolina State South Carolina Upstate Southeastern La. Southern Southern Utah St. John’s Stetson Temple Tennessee Tennessee-Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Texas Christian Towson Troy UAB UCF UMBC UNC Greensboro UNC Wilmington Virginia Commonwealth Virginia Tech Wake Forest West Virginia Western Carolina William & Mary Winston-Salem State Winthrop Wofford Youngstown State

W 1 0 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 14 1 2 0 0 7 1 23 0 0 3 2 1 0 2 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 8 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 15 12 0

L 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 2 1 3 1 14 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 6 0 0 2 1 3 1 2 2 6 7 4 1 1 1 1 8 1 0 25 4 1

All-Time Results Since 1994

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X UNC ASHEVILLE HALL OF FAME UNC Asheville’s Athletics Hall of Fame was established in 2003 and has had nine classes inducted. A total of 22 athletes and administrators have been enshrined. Of those 22 inductees, four are former volleyball players: Ilona Fekete, Danielle Meyer, Elissa Steffen and Loralee Smith. One is a former coach, Lisa Rhodes (inducted in 2012).

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Ilona Fekete Thimmer (1990-92) Inducted in 2003

Danielle Meyer Harrison (1990-93) Inducted in 2007

Elissa Steffen Mount (1991-94) Inducted in 2008

Ilona Fekete Thimmer established a tradition of great volleyball at UNC Asheville from 1990-92. She led the Bulldogs to three straight Big South Conference regularseason titles and two straight tournament crowns. She also led the nation in blocks as a sophomore in 1990 and was among the nation’s leaders in that category the next two seasons. The Pembroke Pines, Fla., native was the Big South Player of the Year in 1990 and was an all-conference and all-tournament selection for three seasons. She is the school’s all-time leader in total blocks and block solos. Thimmer was inducted into the inaugural class of the Big South Conference Hall of Fame. She and her family reside in Vero Beach, Fla.

Danielle Meyer Harrison was the Bulldogs’ starting setter for four years and is third all-time on the career assist list with 5,187. She helped lead UNC Asheville to three straight Big South Conference regularseason championships and two tournament titles. She was the Co-MVP of the 1992 Big South Conference Tournament. The Bulldogs were 35-6 against Big South opponents during her career. She was an allconference selection twice and was part of the 1991 UNC Asheville team that was selected to the National Invitational Volleyball Championships in Dayton, Ohio. She and her family reside in Illionis.

Elissa Steffen Mount enjoyed a sensational career for the Bulldogs. She is UNC Asheville’s all-time career leader in three different categories. Elissa is the all-time leader in kills (1,775), digs (2,179) and attempts (4,993). She was an all-conference performer as a junior and senior and was a part of two Big South Conference championship teams as a freshman and sophomore. Elissa helped lead UNC Asheville to its first ever post-season tournament as a Division I school when the Bulldogs were selected to participate in the 1991 National Invitational Volleyball Championships. She and her husband Jeremy live in Hawaii with their two children.

Loralee Smith (1994-97) Inducted in 2009

Lisa Rhodes (1989-93) Inducted in 2009

Lorelee Smith was a three-time first team Big South All-Conference selection. She completed her career as UNC Asheville and the Big South’s all-time leader in assists with 5,904 and that record still stands today. Lorelee also holds the school and Big South record for most assists in a season with 1,852 set in 1996. She was the 1997 Big South Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year and twice earned All-Region All-Academic honors.

Lisa Rhodescoached the Bulldog volleyball program from 1989-1993 and led the Asheville program to three Big South Conference regular-season championships, two tournament titles and the school’s first ever postseason trip in the Division I era. The Bulldogs won the 1990, 1991 and 1992 regular-season titles and compiled a 22-1 Big South regular-season record during those years. Counting Big South Tournament play, Rhodes teams were 29-2. In 1991,Asheville was awarded a berth to the National Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Dayton, Ohio. The Bulldogs were the first volleyball program in Big South history to go to a post-season tournament. In 1992, Asheville finished with a 32-6 record and became the first team in league history to go unbeaten in the regular season and in the league tournament.


X UNC ASHEVILLE ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS

•A • Missy Allen, 1989-90 Khristine Ambrose, 1997-00 Suzanne Aubel, 1999-2003 Kim Ayscue, 1990-91 •B• Shannen Bagge, 2006-07 Jennifer Baker, 1996-99 Suzanne Barca, 2001-02 Emily Bare, 2012Aretha Barnes, 1990 Jessica Beal, 1998-2000 Tina Bell, 1989-90 Pat Bembry, 1983-84 Kelsey Benorden, 2007-10 Tricia Bivens, 1990 Angie Boyte, 1987-88 Amy Breitenstein, 1989 Kristy Brinkley, 1999-2001 Beth Brown, 1996-98 Mellisa Brumbaugh, 1991 Kelly Budnik, 2000-03 Judy Burgess, 1983-84 Heather Burns, 2005-08 Rose Butler, 2002-05 •C• Kim Camby, 1986-88 Cindy Carswell, 1984 Ursula Carswell, 1994-95 Kim Cass, 1988-92 Tracy Clark, 1985 Rebecca Clausen, 1998-99 Beth Cole, 1985-88 Tonya Collins, 1994 Jonette Corn, 1990 Laura Cowart, 1996 Karie Crisp, 1995-96 •D• Kelly Danielson, 1996-97 Katie Davis, 2012Belinda Deyton, 1995 Jaimie Dorfman, 2010Jenna Dover, 2007-10 Mellie Durham, 1992-95

•F• Ilona Fekete, 1990-92 Samia Fercha, 1997 Lauren Ficker, 2006-09 Catherine Fischer, 2012Meredith Foster, 2010Fonda Frady, 1985,1987-88 Pam Freeman, 1992-93

Neecole King, 1991 Anne Kuester, 1994-97

•G• Paige Garland, 1998 Cally Geiger, 1995-98 Tina Gilbert, 1988-89 Laura Glass, 1984 Gina Golkiewicz, 1990-92 Allison Green, 1998-2000 Sherri Green, 1986 Alysha Greer, 2006-07 Karen Griffiths, 1983-84 Kathy Griffiths, 1986 Kim Groendel, 1984-85 Rachel Guinane, 2007-10

•M• Angela Martin, 1986-87 Kaitlyn McDaniel, 2006-09 Katie Meindl, 1999-2000 Amber Mendenhall, 1988-92 Danielle Meyer, 1990-93 Marie Meyer, 1983-85 Cindi Miller, 2008-11 Raquel Miotto, 2006-09 Adrienne Moore, 1999-2001 Anna Moore, 2011Hallie Morse, 2010-11 Kim Mosteller, 1985 Angie Mulkin, 1986-87 Megan Murphy, 2002-05

•H• Sabrina Harrison, 1996-97 Danielle Hartman, 2004 Krysti Havens, 2002-05 Tiffanie Hazel, 1997 Chandra Hicks, 1996-99 Brenda Hollingsworth, 1986 Bridget Holliday, 2006-09 Brooke Holliday, 2006-09 Jennifer Hutchins, 1990-93 •J• Jennifer Jackson, 1988 Alexa Jacobs, 2005 Emily Jacobs, 2002-03 Una Japundze, 2009 Linwood Jaycocks, 1997-00 Jessica Jones, 1999-2002 •K• Chelsie Kenley, 2009-12 Rory Kelly, 2003-04 Jessica Keys, 1998 Samantha King, 1997

•L• Jenna Lahmayer, 2000 Christine Lakatos, 2012Allison Lambert, 2004-05 Melinda Lee, 2004

•N• Hannah Neal, 2001 Karen Noffsinger, 1984-85 Ryan Norman, 2002-03 •O• Kelly O’Grady, 1988-90 Talia Ogle, 2003-05 Rachel Olivo, 2008-10 Sara Orozco, 1983-84 Kim Osborne, 1993-96 •P• Emily Palma, 2006 Anna Beth Parlier, 2009-10 Robin Pentz, 1986 Joy Perez, 1998 Bryn Pfeiffer, 2012Sandra Potter, 1987-89 •R• Carrie Ramsey, 1999

Jenni Reynolds, 1994-97 Lisa Riggsbee, 2011Lisa Roberts, 1983 Elizabeth Rodriguez, 1998-2001 •S• Jessica Salyers, 2003-04 Lia Scott, 2008 Stephanie Scott, 1994 Mallory Schaffert, 2005-06 Holly Shelton, 2009-12 Frida Sigurdardottir, 2000-03 Regan Simpson, 2008 Courtney Skillman, 1997 Tammy Sluder, 1985-86 Lorelee Smith, 1994-97 Bonny Sneed, 2001 Elissa Steffen, 1991-94 Joan Sterk, 1983-84 Alex Stewart, 2010Tracy Stradling, 1986 •T • Heather Terrell, 1998-2001 Courtney Tucker, 1994-96 •U• Elif Unlu, 2003-06 •V • Holly VanWagner 1986-87 •W • Angela Ward, 1999 Rachel Wells, 2010Monica White, 1988 Leslie Whitfield, 1999-2002 Kim Wieters, 1987-90 Amanda Wiles, 2002-05 Nikki Williams, 1985 Dana Wilson, 1994 Tracy Winfree, 1986 Mary Wortas, 1986-87 Ashley Wrightenberry, 2004-07 *Current players in BOLD

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The Big South Conference Embarking on its 30th year in 2013-14, 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 notable 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 full-fledged 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 against 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 17 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 his tenure, as he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and women’s lacrosse 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 38

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 and women’s lacrosse in 2013. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 12 member institutions comprise the 30-year old League. Recent additions include High Point, Gardner-Webb, Presbyterian College and Longwood, plus the return of charter member Campbell University. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live video streaming event in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 900 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. Since 2000, 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, has had more than 300 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 seven 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, had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, has received two at-large playoff berths in the Football Championship Subdivision since 2006, has had six NFL Draft picks, and has had two institutions finish in the top 10 in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships -- including the Conference’s highest-ever team finish in an NCAA event (fifth in 2007). 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 times -- 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. In 2010-11, 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,


The Big South Conference 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. In 2011-12, the Big South had a record five individuals selected for the NCAA Men’s Golf Regionals -- the most of any Division I conference, as well as a record 42 All-Americans. This past season, the Big South had 32 student-athletes earn All-America distinction, while another 12 were named Academic All-Americans. The Conference also had two football playoff teams – and two playoff wins -- for the first time, had a women’s basketball team win a postseason game for the first time since 2005, had a League-record four men’s basketball teams selected for postseason play, had two men’s soccer teams reach the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive season, and had two men’s and women’s golf programs selected for NCAA Regional play. Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the U.S. Olympic Team in 2008 and 2012, and was one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the 2008 Games; High Point’s Tamas Kovacs qualified for the 2012 London 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 seven PGA Tour events since departing the Big South Conference in 2007. Three former Big South baseball players made their major league debuts in 2012, while Avery Warley became the third Big South women’s basketball player to play in the WNBA two years ago. 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 1996-2007 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. For the past four years, nearly 50 percent of Conference’s studentathletes were named to the Big South’s Presidential Honor Roll for maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average for the academic year, and the League has had more than 110 Academic All-Americans in its history. Furthermore, the Big South has recorded double figure totals in NCAA Public Recognition Awards for APR progress the last four years. As part of this year’s 30th anniversary celebration, the League will recognize All-Decade Teams for each sport spanning the Conference’s first three decades of existence.

Member Institutions (12): Campbell University, Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Presbyterian College, Radford University, UNC Asheville,Virginia Military Institute, Winthrop University Geographical Breakdown (3 states): North Carolina (4) – Campbell University, Gardner-Webb University, High Point University, UNC Asheville; South Carolina (4) – Charleston Southern University, Coastal Carolina University, Presbyterian College, Winthrop University; Virginia (4) – Liberty University, Longwood University, Radford University, Virginia Military Institute Associate Members: 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; W. Taylor Reveley IV, Longwood; Claude Lilly, Presbyterian College, Penelope W. Kyle, Radford;Anne Ponder, UNC Asheville; J.H. Binford Peay III, VMI; Jayne Marie Comstock, Winthrop. 39


f All About UNC Asheville UNC Asheville is the state’s designated public liberal arts campus where a purposefully personal learning environment encourages students to explore the connections between disciplines.

3,700 students 330 full- and part-time faculty More than 30 majors

60 clubs and service organizations 37 Fulbright Scholars Undergraduate research with 60 percent of student participating Study Abroad

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f All About UNC Asheville Nationally ranked Forbes magazine ranks UNC Asheville the 2nd highest “Best Buy” college in North Carolina (surpassed only by UNC Chapel Hill) and 21st in the nation. U.S. News and World Report lists UNC Asheville as 7th in the nation among public liberal arts colleges.

Princeton Review lists UNC Asheville in the

By the Numbers

top 75 public “Best Value Colleges” and “The Best 377 Colleges,” with distinctions as a “Top Green College” and “Top College Town.”

Average Weighted GPA:

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks UNC

Half of incoming freshmen were in the top of their high-school graduating classes

Asheville as one of the nation’s 100 best values in public colleges, and the 6th lowest in average debt among graduates.

Our students represent counties of N.C., and states, plus Washington, D.C

Average SAT:

1194

(up from 1174 in 2011)

4.09 20%

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f All About UNC Asheville Stellar Programs In addition to the tradition Liberal Arts disciplines that encourage a broad-based curriculum, UNC Asheville offers nationally ranked programs in: Chemistry f Biochemistry f Biology f Environmental Science f Computer Science f Mechatronics Engineering f Health and Wellness f New Media f Management f And Many Others f

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f All About UNC Asheville Our Alumni fMore than 17,500 alumni—12,000 live in the South, 6,000 live in WNC. f Within 10 years of graduation, 97 percent have been employed or have enrolled in graduate school.

Wiley Cash ’04

Jennifer Mayer ’04

Wasim Al-Abed ’01

He majored in literature, but it was his history classes and the magic of the mountains of nearby Madison County that inspired Wiley Cash’s first novel, “A Land More Kind Than Home.”

As a businessperson, she’s a local leader. As a philanthropist, she is a force of nature. And Jennifer Mayer’s achievements are far more inspiring when you know her backstory.

Degrees from UNC Asheville have launched thousands of successful careers, like that of Wasim Al-Abed, sales manager for FLS Energy of Asheville, one of the nation’s fastestgrowing solar energy firms.

Cash’s novel debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list last year and promptly won praise by reviewers in USA Today, Vanity Fair and O Magazine. “My Appalachian history professor at UNC Asheville, Dan Pierce, made the mountains come alive for me, their history, their people, culture and mystery.”

By the age of 16, Mayer already had lived a hard life. She was waitressing double shifts to support herself, and she could only read at the secondgrade level. But at the urging of a close friend, she enrolled in a literacy program and eventually earned a high school GED. Later, Mayer enrolled at UNC Asheville where she pursued a degree in psychology. Today, she is the owner and CEO of Charlotte Street Computers, one of Asheville’s busiest independent computer shops.

This rapidly evolving industry needs employees who can think critically and solve problems that have never been encountered before. So when FLS Energy needed a team leader who could make the links between economics, science, policy and environmental impact, they turned to this UNC Asheville business and marketing graduate. That’s the power of the liberal arts. “At UNC Asheville,” says Al-Abed, “I learned with students whose creativity and passion were out of this world.”

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f All About Asheville

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sheville’s prime location in the spectacular mountains of Western North Carolina and the high quality of life enjoyed by residents make it a place where lifestyle complements business opportunity. The area shows consistent and steady growth with approximately 244,000 people in Buncombe County, The metro unemployment rate at 8.4 percent is the third lowest of the 14 North Carolina metros, following Durham-Chapel Hill and Raleigh-Cary Metros. Average income—$59,943 in the Asheville Metro area.

Culture and Environment The cultural accolades for Asheville complement the dramatic scenery that sets the region apart. Western North Carolina enjoys elevations ranging from 1,500 feet in the valleys to 6,684 feet at Mount

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Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. The 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway winds along the Blue Ridge Mountains, through Asheville, and enters the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area’s mountain location doesn’t mean that it isn’t accessible to many major cities. Charlotte, N.C. is an hour and a half away and Atlanta, Ga. is a about four hours from Asheville.

Downtown Asheville Artists and street musicians, more than 30 galleries and boutiques, fine dining, Art Deco architecture, coffee shops and live music give Asheville a vibrancy rarely found in a city of its size. Little wonder Asheville, and its edgy energy, is one of the South’s biggest tourist destinations.


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New York 690 miles Washington, D.C. 471 miles Nashville 288 miles Raleigh 231 miles

Atlanta 188 miles

Charlotte 122 miles Charleston 259 miles

Wilmington 318 miles

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f All About UNC Asheville Athletics With the tenacity of its Bulldog mascot, UNC Asheville athletics is a perennial competitor in 15 NCAA Division I sports.

In the classroom: UNC Asheville has a tradition of academic excellence with an overall NCAA academic progress rate of 983.

In the game: UNC Asheville currently ďŹ elds 15 division I sports. With 13 Big South regular season championships, 17 tournament championships, 10 post-season appearances, and 1 NAIA national championship, the Bulldogs are proven winners.

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fAll About UNC Asheville Athletics By the Numbers: Total student-athletes ........................................................ 196 International student-athletes ................................................ 5 Minority student-athletes..................................................... 34 In-state student-athletes ..................................................... 115 Out-of-state student-athletes .............................................. 81 2012-13 student-athlete graduates................................31

NCAA-Allowed Full Scholarships..........................................................132.7

Bulldogs in the Classroom:

Total of Equivalent Full Scholarships, UNC Asheville Student-Athletes...........................78

f61% of student-athletes have GPAs of 3.0 or higher

51 student-athletes made the Dean's List f Student-athletes earned an overall f GPA of 3.17 cumulative

11 of 14 teams received a 1000 f Academic Progress Rate

And the Community: fBulldog student-athletes contributed more than 2000 hours of Community Service, including: Rocky's Readers Boofest 2012 Citizen-Times Half Marathon I Have a Dream Toy Drive Manna Food Bank Breast Cancer Awareness/Coaches vs. Cancer Eliada Homes Girls on the Run Ten Thousand Villages

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fAll About UNC Asheville Athletics Competitive Spirit Men’s BasketballfThe best program in the Big South Conference over the past six seasons. Asheville has gone to post-season play three times during that period. The Bulldogs have gone to the NIT (2008) once and twice gone to the NCAA Tournament (2011, 2012). Asheville’s overall record during that time is 113-82 (.579). Our record inside the Big South Conference is 68-34 (.667). We own wins over four BCS schools—South Carolina, Auburn, Utah and St. John’s in the last six years. The men’s basketball program has a legacy of strong coaches including Bob Hartman, Jerry Green, Don Doucette, Randy Wiel and Eddie Biedenbach who led the Bulldogs to four Big South Conference Championship Titles.

VolleyballfOne of the most consistent programs in the Big South over the last 11 years. From 2002 through last year, Asheville has posted eight winning seasons and never finished lower than sixth place in the Big South Conference during that period. We have two Big South regularseason championships and been to the league title game three times. The overall record during the past 11 seasons is 194-142 (.577). In league play, the record is 104-61 (.631). Coach Fredrico Santos leads the team. A UNC Asheville graduate, Santos has extensive international coaching experience with stops in Brazil, Iceland, Poland and Switzerland before returning home to his alma mater.

Women’s SoccerfAnother consistent program over the years. From 1995 through last season, our women’s soccer program has won two Big South Conference championships (1995 & 2006), two regular-season

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championships (2004 & 2005) and advanced to the league championship game seven different times (1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006). This season team won three of its final four matches and had two players recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association for their work in the classroom. The team is led by Michelle Demko, an outstanding coach, who was selected in the spring of 2012 to help train the U.S. Under-20 Women’s National team and as an assistant coach for the Under-23 Women’s National Team.

Men’s TennisfThe Bulldog men’s tennis program has enjoyed its best success in more than a decade the past two seasons. Last season we finished in second place in the Big South, the highest regular-season finish the Bulldogs have ever had. On the academic side, they have been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association three times in the last four years. Under the direction of Coach Lise Gregory and former LSU standout Tom Hand, we have recorded winning seasons the past two years and will be competing for a Big South Conference championship this year

Women’s TennisfOur women’s tennis team will enjoy its third winning season in the last five years this season. Head Coach Lise Gregory is one of the top coaches in the country and has rebuilt the program two different times. Our team this season is made up of sophomores and freshmen and won more matches than last season at the half-way point of the year. On the academic side, this program has been recognized for its work in the classroom by the ITA for five consecutive years.


fAll About UNC Asheville Athletics Competitive Spirit Men’s & Women’s Cross CountryfBoth cross country programs have been steadily improving under the direction of Western Carolina graduate Jesse Norman. This past year had both teams finishing in fifth place in the 12-team Big South Conference. It marked the best finish for both squads in eight years.

Track and FieldfBoth programs have had some great individual performers over the past three years and are slowly building solid programs. Jesse Norman is the coach for these programs as well. Natalie Pearson went to the NCAA Outdoor Championships in 2010 and 2011 in the 200 meters and earned Honorable Mention AllAmerican honors. She just missed qualifying for the Great Britain Olympic team last summer. This past year saw Milan Ristic qualify for the NCAA Indoor Track Championships in the hurdles and finished 13th overall. Coach Jesse Norman’s excellent leadership led him to be named Big South Coach of the year in 2011.

BaseballfUNC Asheville Bulldogs Baseball has improved steadily under the leadership of head coach Tom Smith. Last year, we won 25 games and finished in fourth place in the Big South Conference after being a preseason pick to finish in last place. Highlights included winning a series at College of Charleston late in the season and 12 conference victories. We presently have one player in the major leagues in Ty Wigginton and one who went to spring training with the Florida Marlins in Kevin Mattison. We have two other players – Ryan Dull and Justin Schumer – who are in the minor leagues.

Women’s BasketballfWe are going through a rebuilding phase after winning the Big South Championship in 2007. We have hired former Florida assistant and Waynesville native Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick as our head coach. She inherited a tough situation this past year and then had five potential starters suffer season-ending injuries. However, our team battled hard to the end without anyone quitting the team. We believe our program is in great shape and will be turning the corner immediately as she and her staff signed four excellent recruits in the fall.

Women’s SwimmingfWe brought women’s swimming back after having a co-ed program in the mid-70s. We are members of the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association. In our first year with just eight swimmers, we finished in ninth place at the championship meet as we finished in front of four others teams with a full roster. In the fall semester, the team was honored by College Swim Coaches Association of America for a 3.22 GPA. Former College of Charleston MVP Elizabeth Lykins leads the team.

Men’s SoccerfWe expect to be better in men’s soccer this fall than we have been the past few years. They have certainly done the work in the classroom. Junior Bobby Castro was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 Men's Soccer Division I team by the College Sports Information Directors of America last fall. In addition, they were given a NSCAA Team Academic Award last fall with a 3.16 GPA. Matt Kern is in his third year as head coach. He enjoyed a standout career at Hartwick college including 2 trips to the NCAA ���nal four.

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fAll About UNC Asheville Athletics Athletic Facilities

State of the art facilities including the $42 million Wilma Sherrill Center and Kimmel Arena. Kimmel Arena serves as the premier location for Division I NCAA basketball games (Big South Men’s Basketball Championship and Southern Conference Women’s Basketball Championships).

The Justice Center is home to the UNC Asheville Women’s volleyball team. With a capacity of 1,100 this is a great venue to cheer on the women Bulldogs. The facility was renovated in 2011 including a completely new floor.

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fAll About UNC Asheville Athletics Athletic Facilities

The Justice Center Pool was completely renovated in June 2012 to welcome the return of the UNC Asheville women’s swim team. The six-lane 25-yard pool has been completely outfitted to host home competitions.

Home to the UNC Asheville men’s and women’s tennis team, the

Asheville Racket Club Downtown is located just five minutes from campus. With indoor and outdoor courts, the ARC gives the Bulldog teams one of the best facilities in the Southeast.

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fAll About UNC Asheville Athletics Athletic Facilities The 1,200-square-foot

Bulldog Strength Center is equipped with seven double sided half racks fully equipped, including 6'x8' oak Olympic lifting platforms. The room also includes dumbbells ranging from 10-110 lbs, six glute-ham machines, two lat pull downs, a reverse hyper machine and various sizes of plyo boxes and medicine balls.

Future Athletic Facilities The Karl Straus Track serves as the training and competition

Greenwood Baseball Field:

site for the UNC Asheville NCAA Division I men and women’s track programs. Improvements to the facility will include grandstand seating, restrooms, press box, concessions and upgrades to the lighting. Resurfacing of the track has already been completed.

Updates will include a press box with seating dugouts, restrooms, lights, field tarp, scoreboard upgrades, seating for at least 500, batting cages, and high speed Internet with streaming video.

Greenwood Soccer Field: Our growing and successful men’s and women’s soccer programs will have a permanent soccer stadium at Greenwood Field that will include: lights, additional seating, press box, ticket booth, concessions and fencing.

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UNC ASHEVILLE CHANCELLOR - DR. ANNE PONDER Dr. Anne Ponder became the sixth Chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Asheville in October 2005 after serving for 10 years as president of Colby-Sawyer College in New London, N.H. A nationally known expert on strategic planning, she began her UNC Asheville tenure by leading a campus-wide collaboration to create a dynamic and viable strategic plan and revised mission statement; she then established a dashboard that measures UNC Asheville’s progress toward the strategic plan goals, with a continued emphasis on quality and sustainability. With this focus, UNC Asheville has made major strides as a national leader in the liberal arts and has become one of the top choices for students seeking a rigorous and multi-faceted educational experience.

American Council on Education’s book Leading America’s Branch Campuses.

During Chancellor Ponder’s tenure, the university was chosen as the first national headquarters for the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges. Several new majors from anthropology to religious studies, art history to jazz and contemporary music have been added to the curriculum.The academic profile and diversity of the student body, as well as the proportion of students living on campus, increased to their highest levels during this time. The university received its 10-year re-affirmation of accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 2012 with no major findings, one recommendation, and high praise from the assessment committee.

In 2011, UNC Asheville celebrated the dedication of the Wilma M. Sherrill Center, which houses academic and outreach programs focused on disease prevention and healthy living, as well as the 3,800-seat Kimmel Arena.This $41 million project was funded through a $35-million state appropriation in 2004 and an additional $6 million in private gifts and grants. It is the largest construction project ever undertaken at UNC Asheville.

A hallmark of Chancellor Ponder’s tenure at UNC Asheville is her commitment to strengthening the university’s outreach and partnerships with Western North Carolina communities and businesses, as well as with sister UNC institutions. She has encouraged innovative collaboration that resulted in a UNC-Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy satellite program in Asheville. New partnerships with local governments, scientific agencies and nonprofit organizations have resulted in agreements with Mission Health System, the City of Asheville, the Renaissance Computing Institute and others for enhanced learning and research opportunities for students and faculty. The university is a founding member of the AshevilleBuncombe Regional Sports Commission, a major contributor to the region’s economic development. This emphasis on collaboration also led to the cultivation, with other campus and community leaders, of some of the largest multi-million dollar donations in the university’s history. An Economic Impact Study completed for 2012 revealed that UNC Asheville’s economic impact on the region was $268 million.

Chancellor Ponder has overseen the largest building program in UNC Asheville’s history – most recently Overlook Hall, home to more than 300 students. The new residence hall boosts the number of students living on campus from 35 percent to more than 40 percent and is one of the “greenest” buildings on campus with cutting-edge sustainability features including geothermal heating and cooling. Other major building projects have included the 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 Kimmel Arena. Major renovations have been made to Rhoades Hall and several residence halls. These efforts, combined with countless others across campus, have earned the university repeated recognition as a model of sustainability among UNC institutions and across the state. In 2010, the university opened the Janice W. Brumit Pisgah House, which serves as a location for university-sponsored events, meetings receptions and dinners, and also is the Chancellor’s residence. The $2.9-million multi-purpose building, required of all UNC campuses, was funded by private donations.

The university also expanded its campus boundaries under Chancellor Ponder’s leadership, purchasing several nearby properties including the 10-acre Rhoades property in 2008, which was the first major gift/ purchase of property for the campus since moving to its current location in 1961. The property now hosts a community garden and residence for the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, both of which are favorite gathering places for students. Other acquisitions have included a 10-acre parcel adjacent to campus on Broadway Avenue which is being developed as a part of Asheville’s greenway to link campus and downtown. In 2013, UNC Asheville acquired adjacent acreage and the health facility formerly owned by MAHEC on W.T.Weaver Boulevard, which will house an expanded Student Health and Counseling Center and the offices for University Advancement and Alumni Relations. Chancellor Ponder earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was the first woman and first pre-tenure professor at Elon University to receive the Daniels-Danieley Award for Excellence in Teaching. During her nine years at Elon, she taught English and communications. She then held faculty and administrative posts at Guilford College in North Carolina, where she was an associate professor of English and interdisciplinary studies and served as associate academic dean. In her next appointment at Kenyon College in Ohio, she served as professor of English and drama, academic dean, and vice president for information technology. In 1995, she was selected to become president at Colby-Sawyer College, a private liberal arts college in New Hampshire.

Chancellor Ponder is a national leader in higher education garnering accolades for her athletic administration and academic leadership as well. In 2013, she received the inaugural Van Ummersen Presidential Leadership Award from the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators, in recognition of her demonstrated leadership and promotion of women’s opportunities in athletics administration and In addition to serving UNC Asheville, Chancellor Ponder is a memcoaching. Under her tenure, UNC Asheville added a women’s swimming team, bringing the university’s total to 15 Division I athletic teams, with an ber of the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Mission Health Systems Audit Committee, and the Asheville Children’s Welfare League. average academic progress rate of 983 out of a possible 1,000. She also serves as a member of the HUB Community Economic DevelopIn 2012, Chancellor Ponder was named a fellow by the National Col- ment Alliance. legiate Honors Council, a national professional association of colleges and A native of Asheville, Chancellor Ponder is the daughter of the late universities with honors programs. She is a past president of the organization, and she founded and directed Elon University’s Honors Program Eleanor and Herschel Ponder, both of whom traced their Asheville family during her first faculty appointment. She is a former faculty member of roots to the 1780s. She is married to award-winning writer and publisher Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, is past president of the Southern Christopher Brookhouse. University Conference, and wrote the chapter on strategic planning in the

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS - JANET CONE Janet R. Cone is in her 10th year as Director of Athletics at UNCAsheville. She also serves the school as Senior Administrator for University Enterprises. In June, she was one of just 28 Directors of Athletics to be named as Under Armour AD of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics. This past year saw many accomplishments under Cone’s leadership. The school revived women’s swimming at UNC Asheville. It marked the first time the athletics department had added a sport in 20 years.Her leadership helped bring the Charlotte Bobcats NBA basketball team to the Sherrill Center and Kimmel Arena for their fall training camp. More than 60 percent of UNC Asheville’s student-athletes in the 2012-13 academic year had a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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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. Four 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. 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 starting in March of 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 achieve a 3.0 or better grade-point average each semester. More than 1,000 studentathletes have made the club during Cone’s nine years.

The 2011-12 year was highlighted by the men’s basketball team’s winning the Big South Conference championship for During that same time period, more than 900 student-athletes the second year in a row. The Bulldogs set a school record for were named to the Big South Presidential Honor Roll. conference and overall wins. Asheville advanced to the NCAA Tournament where it nearly pulled off one of the greatest upsets Cone has overseen construction projects that have dramatically in NCAA history when the 16th-seeded Bulldogs lost a close game improved the facilities in which UNC Asheville’s Bulldog studentto top-seeded Syracuse. athletes compete and train. (1) The Wilma Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena was completed in the spring of 2011. Funded partly through In addition, the school successfully hosted the Big South a $35 million state appropriation, Cone helped raise more than $ Conference men’s basketball tournament with a national television 7 million dollars in private funds to construct the Kimmel Arena, audience and sellout crowd watching the championship game in a major convocation space that will accommodate larger group the school’s brand-new Kimmel Arena. events than the campus has been able to host before.Among other things, this will allow the university to host its own graduation, Cone oversaw the successful opening of the Wilma Sherrill attract major speakers and performances, and have a new home Center which houses the Kimmel Arena. She worked to bring for the men’s and women’s basketball teams. (2) Renovation and the top-ranked UNC Chapel Hill men’s basketball team to open repairs to the Karl Straus Track began in the spring of 2009. Cone Kimmel against the Bulldogs in a game that was nationally televised. helped raised more than one million dollars in private funding for That game was also sold out. the track project. (3) Cone negotiated a partnership with Crowne Plaza Hotel and Resort for construction of a new Bulldog tennis The Sherrill Center had more than 100,000 visitors in its first facility which has indoor courts, composition courts and six hard year as its hosted various events from concerts to graduation. 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 Other successes included the men’s tennis team’s finishing in seasons, and this past spring hosted the Big South Conference second place in the Big South Conference, its highest league finish men’s and women’s tennis championships for the first time in ever, the volleyball team’s advancing to the semifinals of the Big school history. 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 Highlights of the 2007-08 year included the men’s basketball team teams being honored for their work in the classroom. being co-regular season champions of the Big South Conference and earning a bid to the National Invitational Tournament, making Cone guided the athletic department through a successful UNC Asheville the first men’s basketball team in Big South history certification process by the NCAA. In addition, she brought back to receive a bid to the NIT. Cone helped the department successfully women’s swimming as a varsity sport for the first time in more host the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament and than 35 years. Women’s Basketball Tournament in back-to-back weekends.


SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR FOR UNIVERSITY ENTERPRISES 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 19992000, 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 four-year letterwinner on the basketball team and was an allconference 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. 55


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MIKE GORE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FOR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS Mike Gore is in his 28th 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. 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. 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.

TERRI BRNE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR Terri Brne is in her eighth 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.

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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.


UNC ASHEVILLE SUPPORT STAFF

Omar Ahmad Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Daniel Barber Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Lydee Benoit Assistant Volleyball Coach

Betsy Blose Staff Assistant

Judith Bohan Business Manager

Honey Brown Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Brady Burresh Director of Facilities

Brett Carey Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach

Janell Crayton Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Zack Frabitore Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Russ Gardiner Marketing Director

Dr. Herman Holt Faculty Athletics Representative

Heather Mohler Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Rebecca Nelms-Keil Director of Student Athlete Affairs

Donna Peek Administrative Assistant

Matt Pellegrin Director of Athletics Media Communications

Adam Puett Assistant Cross Country Coach

Aaron Sanders Director of Bulldog Athletic Association

Joey Sasvari Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach

Erin Punter-Spence Director of Marketing and Promotions

Pauline Thrash Business Assistant

Harmon Turner Ticket Manager

James Westfall Assistant Athletic Trainer, ATC

Tim White Head Athletic Trainer, ATC

Joel Williams Assistant Track & Field Coach

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UNC ASHEVILLE HEAD COACHES

Nick McDevitt Men’s Basketball 1st year as head coach

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Brenda Mock Kirkpatrick Women’s Basketball 2nd year as head coach

Michele Demko Women’s Soccer 4th year as head coach

Tom Hand Men’s Tennis 1st year as head coach

Matt Kern Men’s Soccer 4th year as head coach

Elizabeth Lykins Women’s Swimming 2nd year as head coach

Jesse Norman Cross Country/Track 7th year as head coach

Lise Gregory Women’s Tennis 7th year as head coach

Tom Smith Baseball 5th year as head coach

Frederico Santos Volleyball 3rd year as head coach


UNC ASHEVILLE BULLDOG ATHLETICS ASSOCIATION Bulldog Athletic Association (BAA) The mission of the Bulldog Athletic Association is to provide the scholarship funds necessary to support UNC Asheville Athletics and annually ďŹ ll our NCAA-allowed scholarships.

412 members | Total Revenue $86,469 | Average Donation: $209.87

2012-13 BAA Special Events Eddie Biedenbach Golf Tournament-August f Scholarship Car Raffle-March f Our Turn to Play-April f Total Revenue: $222,324

Bulldog Athletic Association Board Members 2012-13 Wilma Sherrill, President Juli Dave Ron Payne, Vice President Darlene Davis Al Whitesides, Jr., Past President Randy Davis Anne Payne, Secretary Junius Grimes Bruce Goforth, Treasurer Ben Lewis Greg Mosher Bill Newman Parker Spears 59


College of Charleston Invitational

UNC Wilmington Invitational

Chattanooga Invitational

Western Carolina Invitational

2013 UNC ASHEVILLE VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE

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DATE 8/30 8/31 8/31 9/3 9/6 9/6 9/7 9/7 9/13 9/14 9/14 9/20 9/21 9/21 9/27 10/1 10/4 10/5 10/11 10/12 10/17 10/18 10/25 10/26 11/1 11/2 11/8 11/9 11/15 11/16

OPPONENT vs. Wright State vs. Boston College at Western Carolina NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL vs. Tennessee vs. UT-Martin vs. Charlotte at Chattanooga at UNC Wilmington vs. Mercer vs. North Carolina A&T vs. Ball State vs. Alabama A&M at College of Charleston GARDNER-WEBB* USC UPSTATE at Radford* at Liberty* WINTHROP* PRESBYTERIAN* NORTH CAROLINA A&T at Gardner-Webb* at Charleston Southern* at Coastal Carolina* HIGH POINT* CAMPBELL* at Presbyterian* at Winthrop* LIBERTY* RADFORD*

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TIME 4:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Noon 8 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 4:30 p.m. Noon 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 4 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. * - Big South Conference Match


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