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2010 LEATHERNECK VOLLEYBALL


TABLE OF CONTENTS

2010 WESTERN ILLINOIS VOLLEYBALL VIEWBOOK 4

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Meet the Coaching Staff

Meet the Leathernecks

2010 Preview

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The Summit League

2009 In Review

This is Western Illinois University

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University Administration

Facilities

Traditions

2010 Western Illinois Volleyball Viewbook Credits The 2010 Western Illinois Volleyball Viewbook is a production of the Western Illinois University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. It was written, edited and designed by Katie Kane, Assistant Director for Athletics Media Services. Photography Photos by Larry Dean (WIU Visual Production Center). Additional photo credits include Katie Kane and Luke Toczek.



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2010 QUICK FACTS

General Location.......................................Macomb, IL 61455 Founded...........................................................1899 Enrollment.....................................................13,331 Nickname................................. Fighting Leathernecks Colors............... Purple (PMS 2607) & Gold (PMS 116) Home arena..........................Brophy Hall/Western Hall Capacity...................................................800/5,139 Conference.................................. The Summit League Affiliation........................................... NCAA Division I President........................................ Dr. Alvin Goldfarb Alma mater...............................Queens College, 1972 Director of Athletics........................Dr. Tim Van Alstine Alma mater..........................St. Norbert College, 1982 Athletics department phone............... (309) 298-1190 Coaching Staff Head coach..............................................Kym McKay Alma mater..................................... St. Francis, 1996 Western Illinois/career record...........88-153 (.365)/9th Office phone.................................... (309) 298-1855 Best time to reach...........................weekday mornings Assistant coach.................... Eric Lazowski, 1st season Alma mater................ Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 2010 Assistant coach................... Kayani Turner, 2nd season Alma mater........................................... Illinois, 2008 Athletic trainer......................................... Lori Buresh Strength coach.................................... Chris Anderson Alma mater........................ Cal State Stanislaus, 1996 Team Information First year.........................1976 (2010 is 34th season) All-time record............................... 443-576-8 (.433) Overall record last year........10-21 (H 4-7/A 6-9/N 0-5) Summit League record last year....................5-13(9th) Letterwinners returning/lost...................................8/4 Starters returning/lost................................ 5+Libero/1 Sports Information/Media Services Director........................................... Patrick Osterman Volleyball contact......... Brad Taylor, Graduate Assistant E-Mail............................................bc-taylor@wiu.edu Office phone/fax..... (309) 298-1133/ (309) 298-2060 Cell phone....................................... (630) 940-5971 Mailing address....... 1 University Circle • 213 Western Hall ...................................................Macomb, IL 61455

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MEET THE COACHING STAFF

KYM McKAY

Head Coach • Ninth Season

The McKay File Coaching Experience Western Illinois, head coach.................... 2002-pr. Joliet Junior College, head coach.............1999-02 Unlimited Volleyball Club, head coach..............1996-02

Playing Experience University of St. Francis..........................1992-96 Batavia High School................................1989-92

Education Batavia High School.....................................1992 University of St. Francis, bachelor’s degree....1996

Personal Born............................................... June 1, 1974 Hometown......................................... Batavia, Ill.

Record as a Head Coach Year 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total

Overall 3-26 7-22 13-17 17-14 14-15 15-16 9-22 10-21 88-153

Conference 3-9 (6th) 5-9 (T-5th) 9-5 (3rd) 11-3 (3rd) 9-3 (2nd) 11-5 (T-4th) 5-11 (T-6th) 5-13 (9th) 58-58

Coaching Highlights • • • • • • • •



School W. Illinois W. Illinois W. Illinois W. Illinois W. Illinois W. Illinois W. Illinois W. Illinois 8 Seasons

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2005 Mid-Con Coach of the Year 2007 Summit League Championship Appearance 2006 Mid-Con Tournament Appearance 2005 Mid-Con Tournament Appearance 2004 Mid-Con Tournament Appearance Recruited Ashley Baker, 2006 Mid-Con co-Player of the Year Recruited Three Mid-Con Freshman of the Year Winners (2002, 2003, 2005) Recruited Jennifer Alexander, 2005 Mid-Con Defensive Player of the Year Coached 12 all-conference team members Coached eight conference all-freshman team members Ranks second on the Western charts for career wins (88) Ranks first on Western’s charts for years as coach

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“The goal of the Leatherneck volleyball fully utilize the opportunities and expe athletics creates. The coaching staff is player’s academic, athletic and persona into each student-athlete, which revels accomplishments. Each player leaves th sharing this journey with them.”


Assistant Coach • First Season

l program is for each student-athlete to eriences that participation in Division I s dedicated to the development of each al growth. The staff invests a lot of time in their improvements, maturation, and heir mark on the program and we enjoy - Kym McKay Head Coach

The Lazowski File Coaching Experience Western Illinois, assistant coach............... 2010-pr. Austin Juniors, head coach/recruiting.......2009-10 Texas A&M Corpus Christi, asst. coach......2006-09 UTEP Volleyball, volunteer asst. coach......2005-06 Florida Gulf Coast, asst. coach.................2004-05 Barry University, asst. coach....................2001-03 South Florida VBC, head coach/asst. club dir... 2001-03

Playing Experience AVP/FIVB/MPVA Pro Beach Tours.............1994-99 Michigan State.......................................1994-95 Central Michigan....................................1992-93

Education Texas A&M Corpus Christi, bachelor’s degree.....2010

Personal Born.................................... September 11, 1973 Hometown................................. Birch Run, Mich.

KAYANI TURNER

Assistant Coach • Second Season The Turner File

MEET THE COACHING STAFF

ERIC LAZOWSKI

Coaching Experience Western Illinois, assistant coach............... 2009-pr. Precision Volleyball Camp, instructor.............2009 Prime Time VBC, head coach...................2008-09 Illinois Volleyball Camp, instructor...........2005-08

Playing Experience Illinois.........................................2005-06, 2008

Education Illinois, bachelor’s degree.............................2008 Western Illinois, master’s degree.............. pursuing

Personal Born....................................... November 3, 1986 Hometown................................. Bel Air, Maryland

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MEET THE LEATHERNECKS

Alphabetical Roster No. 3 15 13 14 19 8 12 6 1 5 11 4 9

Name Krissy Bergquist Alaina DiGiorgio-Verdin Cait Egan Allison Gilbert Alyssa Holum Katie Hosteng Jessie Lantz Ellen Miller Bridget Murphy Meghan Ross Heather Smith Brooke Stittleburg Megan Toczek

Pos. Ht. Yr. RS 5-11 Jr. MH 6-0 Fr. MH 6-1 Jr. LS 6-2 Jr. S 5-8 Jr. MH 6-1 So. DS 5-5 Fr. S 5-7 Sr. DS 5-7 So. DS 5-8 Fr. S 5-8 Fr. LS 5-8 Jr. MH 6-3 Jr.

Hometown (Previous School) Algonquin, Ill. (Huntley) Lannon, Wis. (Hamilton) Evergreen Park, Ill. (Evergreen Park) West Salem, Wis. (West Salem) Westmont, Ill. (Montini Catholic) Galesburg, Ill. (Galesburg) Rockford, Ill. (Rockford East) Chicago, Ill. (Marist) New Lenox, Ill. (Providence Catholic) Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield Central) LaSalle, Ill. (LaSalle-Peru) Black River Falls, Wis. (Black River Falls) Antioch, Ill. (Antioch)

Coaching Staff Head coach: Kym McKay (9th season) Assistant coach: Eric Lazowski (1st season) Assistant coach: Kayani Turner (2nd season)



Pronunciation Guide Krissy Bergquist............ BURG-kwist Megan Toczek.................. TOE-check Alyssa Holum.......................HA-lum Kayani Turner............... kay-YAH-nee Katie Hosteng................. HOSS-ting Alaina DiGiorgio-Verdin......ver-DEEN

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3 | Krissy Bergquist

4 | Brooke Stittleburg

5 | Meghan Ross

6 | Ellen Miller

8 | Katie Hosteng

9 | Megan Toczek

11 | Heather Smith

12 | Jessie Lantz

13 | Cait Egan

14 | Allison Gilbert

15 | Alaina DiGiorgio-Verdin

Lori Buresh

Joe Waropay

Athletic Trainer

Student Manager

19 | Alyssa Holum

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MEET THE LEATHERNECKS

1 | Bridget Murphy




MEET THE RETURNERS

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Ellen Miller

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Brooke Stittleburg

Left Side • 5-8 • Jr. Black River Falls, Wis. (Black River Falls)



Krissy Bergquist

Setter • 5-7 • Sr. Chicago, Ill. (Marist)

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Right Side • 5-11 • Jr. Algonquin, Ill. (Huntley)

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Megan Toczek

Middle Hitter • 6-3 • Jr. Antioch, Ill. (Antioch)


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Cait Egan

Middle Hitter • 6-1 • Jr. Evergreen Park, Ill. (Evergreen Park)

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Allison Gilbert

Left Side • 6-2 • Jr. West Salem, Wis. (West Salem)

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Katie Hosteng

Middle Hitter • 6-1 • So. Galesburg, Ill. (Galesburg)

MEET THE RETURNERS

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Bridget Murphy

Defensive Specialist • 5-7 • So. New Lenox, Ill. (Providence Catholic)

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2010 SCHEDULE 10

Date Aug. 27 Aug. 28 Aug. 28

Opponent Bradley Braves Kickoff Classic at Bradley vs. Southeast Missouri State vs. South Carolina-Upstate

Sept. 4 Sept. 5 Sept. 5

Troy University Spiketacular at Troy vs. Evansville vs. McNeese

Location

Time

Peoria, Ill. Peoria, Ill. Peoria, Ill.

7 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m.

Troy, Ala. Troy, Ala. Troy, Ala.

10 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 2 p.m.

Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 14

at Centenary* at Oral Roberts* Chicago State

Shreveport, La. Tulsa, Okla. Macomb, Ill.

7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 30 Oct. 2 Oct. 8 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 15 Oct. 16 Oct. 22 Oct. 23 Oct. 29 Oct. 30 Nov. 1 Nov. 5 Nov. 6 Nov. 8 Nov. 10 Nov. 13

IPFW* Oakland* Eastern Illinois IUPUI* at Southern Utah* at UMKC* South Dakota State* North Dakota State* at SIU-Edwardsville UMKC* Southern Utah* at North Dakota State* at South Dakota State* Oral Roberts* Centenary* at Chicago State at IPFW* at Oakland* Illinois-Chicago SIU-Edwardsville at IUPUI*

Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Cedar City, Utah Kansas City, Mo. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Edwardsville, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Fargo, N.D. Brookings, S.D. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Chicago, Ill. Fort Wayne, Ind. Rochester, Mich. Macomb, Ill. Macomb, Ill. Indianapolis, Ind.

7 5 7 7 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 6 4 7 7 6

Nov. 19-20

at Summit League Tournament Fargo, N.D.

Purple and Gold denotes all home matches * denotes Summit League matches All home league matches held in Brophy Hall All home non-league matches held in Western Hall

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p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. TBD


Once play concludes at the season-opening tournament at Bradley, the Leathernecks host Southern Illinois-Edwardsville Aug. 31 for the team’s home opener at Western Hall. Next, the Leathernecks hit the road for a tournament at Troy, Sept. 4-5, in Troy, Ala. our competitive toughness,” McKay said. “We dropped some matches where we were up 2-1 last season and not being able to finish when we’re in a position to win is a sign of a young team. The girls have worked really hard on “For the second year in a row, Summit League understanding the importance of competitive play will start earlier than any other conference maturity.” in the country as conference play starts on the third weekend of the season,” ninth year head Lone senior Ellen Miller (pictured left) took coach Kym McKay said. “With this type of on Western’s starting setter role in the 2009 timing, we need to play as much volleyball as season as she led the Summit League and possible in September.” recorded the fourth-highest single season assists in program history with 1,134. The Fighting Leathernecks will play 30 matches with 12 matches scheduled against Junior Cait Egan returns in the middle as the nonconference opponents from seven different Leathernecks’ kill leader. Egan accounted conferences. The Leathernecks will play 17 for roughly 25 percent of Western’s kills as matches on the road with nine home conference she tallied 351 for a .268 attack percentage matches scheduled at Brophy Hall and four last season. Egan also returns a majority of home nonconference matches scheduled at Western’s blocking game as she recorded 86 Western Hall. total blocks. Beside Egan, sophomore Katie Hosteng assisted with 58 blocks for 66 total last season. Western concludes the road swing with Summit League-opening matches at Centenary Sept. 10 and Oral Roberts Sept. 11.

2010 preview

Schedule Highlights The Western Illinois volleyball schedule features seven nonconference matches against in-state opponents in addition to a full Summit League slate.

Others who proved aggressive at the net with at least 100 kills last season were Hosteng, Allison Gilbert, Krissy Bergquist, Megan Toczek and Brooke Stittleburg. The Newcomers Four freshman have been added depth to Miller the 2010 roster in Alaina DiGiorgio-Verdin, Jessie Lantz, Meghan Ross and Heather The Returners Smith. DiGiorgio-Verdin will follow the lead of Losing only one starter from last season to Egan and Hosteng in the middle. Lantz and graduation, the Leathernecks return five and Ross will compete for time at the defensive the libero for the 2010 season. specialist role, while Smith will learn from the examples of Miller and Holum at setter. “This season we want to play more consistent, execute when the pressure is on and increase

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THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

As The Summit League concludes its third decade as an NCAA Division I athletics conference, the ascending level of performance among the 10 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes in 19 championship sports continues. Now in its 29th year, The Summit League is in the midst of a renaissance, both on the playing field and in the classroom. During the 2009-10 academic year, the League produced a national champion, 11 All-Americans, eight Academic All-Americans and 33 Academic All-District honorees. During the 2009-10 campaign North Dakota State’s volleyball team set a new mark with its 37th consecutive League win en route to its second straight undefeated season. Southern Utah joined the league in volleyball for the 2009 season, expanding the competition to 10 teams. Academically, six Summit League teams were bestowed with the NCAA Public Recognition Award, an honor given to teams that have a Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. IPFW led with three teams on the list, including men’s cross country, women’s golf and volleyball, while another trio of teams, UMKC volleyball, North Dakota State women’s golf and Oakland women’s golf, also received accolades. Originally formed in 1982 as the Association of Mid-Continent Universities and later known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League is in its fourth year of a rebranding that followed its 25th anniversary and coincided with the Summit Plan, a strategic plan that places a renewed emphasis on improving the academic

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The Summit League has a combined enrollment of over 125,000 at 10 member institutions: Centenary College of Louisiana, IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), UMKC (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Oral Roberts University, South Dakota State University, Southern Utah University and Western Illinois University. In April 2009, the University of South Dakota accepted an invitation to join the league with full membership beginning in 2011-12 and currently serves as an associate member for swimming and diving. The League has one additional associate member in Eastern Illinois University, which currently competes in swimming and diving and will join in men’s soccer in 2011. These member institutions pride themselves on providing quality athletic, academic and social experiences for their student-athletes.

THE SUMMIT LEAGUE

and athletic performances of all league student-athletes. Included in the plan was the league’s new name, the creation of a new image and the addition of three member institutions.

The Summit League sponsors 19 championship sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s tennis, and volleyball. The league champion receives automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament in all applicable sports.

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2009 in review

The Western Illinois volleyball team’s 2009 season saw the Fighting Leathernecks set some milestones and make strides as a program in coach Kym McKay’s recordsetting eighth season at the helm. The W Column Western improved upon its record from the previous season with a 10-21 overall record and the Leathernecks finished ninth with a 5-13 record in a balanced Summit League. Throughout the year, the Leathernecks recorded wins over teams from the Big East (DePaul), Missouri Valley (Bradley), Horizon League (Illinois-Chicago) and Ohio Valley (SIU-Edwardsville) Conferences and came back from a 0-2 deficit for a thrilling 3-2 win over eventual Summit League Tournament champion IPFW on the road. McKay in the Record Book Not only did McKay become the longesttenured coach in program history in 2009, but the Leathernecks’ five-set win over Bradley Sept. 15 helped her pick up her 81st coaching win to move past Connie Truelove (1976-81) for the second-most in Western’s volleyball history. McKay currently has 88 wins, sitting behind only legendary Western coach Juli Kartel who led the program to 112 wins from 1986-92. Players Changing the Books In addition to McKay, several Leatherneck volleyball players made moves in the Western Illinois record book during the 2009 season. Senior defensive specialist Elise Crnjak recorded 288 digs throughout the 2009 season to finish her career with 1,548 digs, which ranks as the third-highest career digs total in team history. Crnjak also ranks sixth in school history with a career average of 3.87 digs per set.

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McKay

Crnjak Egan

Frick

Western players Cait Egan and Ellen Miller also made it into the school annals for their record-setting single-season efforts. Egan recorded a team-leading 351 kills in 2009 to take over the ninth spot on the Western Illinois single-season kills chart. The sophomore also had 935 attack attempts throughout the season, which is the 10thmost in program history.

Egan also entered the Western Illinois record Senior Erin Frick also finished her career in books after recording 11 blocks (all block record fashion as the middle hitter posted assists) against Bradley. The mark ranked as 11 total blocks (2 block solos, 9 block the second-most block assists in a match in assists) in 2009 to move into a tie for fourth school history and tied for the fourth-highest in school history in career block assists with mark in total blocks. Egan led the team with 281 and a tie for fifth in career total blocks 86 total blocks on 19 block solos and 67 with 317. block assists for the season.

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Miller’s breakout season not only included record-setting offensive numbers, but she also led the defense with 377 digs for an average of 3.19 digs per set. Her 31 digs against UMKC were not only the most by any Western player in a match this season, but also ranked as the second-most digs by a Summit League player in a four-set match in 2009. Her efforts against the Kangaroos earned Miller the Summit League defensive player of the week honor Sept. 21. Miller recorded a double-double (assists-digs) in 21 out of Western’s 31 matches and ended the season on a streak of 11-consecutive matches with double-doubles.

Gilbert

Hosteng

100-Kill Club While Egan was the primary beneficiary of Miller’s sets throughout the year, Western also had five other players record at least 100 kills throughout the season. Allison Gilbert was second on the team with 253 kills (2.39/set), Katie Hosteng had 198 kills (1.89/set), Krissy Bergquist had 189 kills (1.93/set), Megan Toczek had 136 kills (2.03/set) and Brooke Stittleburg had 134 kills (1.54/set).

Miller

Murphy

Leathernecks Dig It Freshman Bridget Murphy ranked second on the team with 366 digs for an average of 3.10 digs per set. Murphy split libero duties throughout the season with Crnjak and senior Lindsay Muehlbauer. Muehlbauer recorded 311 digs for the season for an average of 2.66 digs per set. Stittleburg came on strong for the Leatherneck defense late in the season to finish with the team’s best digs average at 3.49 digs per set (304 total digs).

2009 in review

Miller’s Breakout Season at Setter In her first year as the team’s full-time setter, Miller recorded 1,134 assists to take over the No. 4 spot in Western’s single-season assists chart. Miller led the Summit League in total assists and ranked fourth in the conference with an average of 9.49 assists per set. Her season-high 55 assists against Southern Illinois-Carbondale ranked as the most by a Summit League player in a fourset match in 2009.

Academic Success The Leatherneck volleyball team also continued a tradition of excellence in the classroom as senior Emily Harrison earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine academic allDistrict V second team honors for the second consecutive season. As a team, the squad turned in the highest grade point average of any Western Illinois athletic team in the spring as it posted a 3.71 GPA. It helped the entire department achieve its highest overall GPA of 3.19 in athletics history.

Bergquist

Muehlbauer

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The Automated ScoreBook Western Illinois Combined Team Statistics (as of Jul 01, 2010) All matches

2009 SEASON STATS

RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

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Player

11 13 6 12 17 8 9 3 14 4 33 1 15

Erin Frick Cait Egan Ellen Miller Emily Harrison Lindsay Muehlbauer Katie Hosteng Megan Toczek Krissy Bergquist Allison Gilbert Brooke Stittleburg #33 Bridget Murphy Elise Crnjak TEAM WESTERN ILLINOIS Opponents

Team Statistics ATTACK Ki l l s Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Ki l l s / Se t SET As s i s t s 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

sp

24 116 118 26 117 105 67 98 106 87 1 118 112 118 118

k

OVERALL 10-21 5-13 5-8

k/s

Attack e

41 1.71 11 351 3.03 100 96 0.81 22 39 1.50 15 4 0.03 0 198 1.89 106 136 2.03 79 189 1.93 116 253 2.39 153 134 1.54 103 0 0.00 0 1 0.01 2 4 0.04 5 1446 12.25 712 1595 13.52 622

WIU

ta

1595 622 4485 .217 13.5

1358 11.5

1483 12.6

113 149 1.0

155 237 1.3

155 1.3

113 1.0

1955 16.6

2014 17.1

50 264 182.0 1.5 54 21

61 389 255.5 2.2 42 27

2970 11/270 5/65 0 0

5688 15/379

Set a a/s

sa

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Date Aug 28 Aug 28 Aug 29 Aug 29 Sep 01 Sep 04 Sep 05 Sep 05 09-09-09 *Sep 12 09-15-09 *Sep 18 *Sep 19 *Sep 25 *Sep 26 *Oct 02 *Oct 03 Oct 05 *Oct 09 *Oct 10 *Oct 15 *Oct 17 Oct 20 *Oct 23 *Oct 24 *Oct 30 *Oct 31 *Nov 06 *Nov. 7 Nov 10 *Nov 14

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Dig dig dig/s

0.04 2 10 0.42 0.14 1 66 0.57 0.15 2 377 3.19 0.00 0 14 0.54 0.08 42 311 2.66 0.09 6 35 0.33 0.00 3 15 0.22 0.11 4 121 1.23 0.00 0 48 0.45 0.15 19 304 3.49 0.00 0 0 0.00 0.21 30 366 3.10 0.10 39 288 2.57 7 0.96 155 1955 16.57 1.31 113 2014 17.07

Opponent at Northern Illinois vs Illinois Chicago vs Stephen F. Austin vs Southern Illinois SIUE at DePaul vs Clemson vs Loyola-Chicago at Northern Iowa at IUPUI at Bradley SUU UMKC at South Dakota St. at North Dakota State CENTENARY ORU at SIUE at IPFW at Oakland University at UMKC at SUU DU NORTH DAKOTA STATE SOUTH DAKOTA ST. at ORU at Centenary OAKLAND UNIVERSITY IPFW at Illinois Chicago IUPUI

Record in 3-set matches: 4-10 Record in 4-set matches: 3-6 Record in 5-set matches: 3-5

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AWAY 6-9 2-7 4-2

Serve se sa/s

107 .280 2 0.08 1 2 935 .268 7 0.06 16 24 330 .224 1134 9.61 18 9 128 .188 1 0.04 0 0 24 .167 27 0.23 9 14 583 .158 11 0.10 9 16 436 .131 1 0.01 0 0 618 .118 41 0.42 11 11 860 .116 13 0.12 0 0 489 .063 66 0.76 13 36 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 41 -.024 34 0.29 25 24 24 -.042 21 0.19 11 13 4575 .160 1358 11.51 113 149 4485 .217 1483 12.57 155 237

OPP

1446 712 4575 .160 12.3

pct

HOME 4-7 3-6 1-1

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

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

NEUTRAL 0-5 0-0 0-5

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

2 9 11 19 67 86 2 28 30 0 2 2 0 0 0 8 58 66 4 18 22 5 24 29 6 26 32 4 31 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 50 264 182.0 61 389 255.5

0.46 0.74 0.25 0.08 0.00 0.63 0.33 0.30 0.30 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.01 1.54 2.17

1 11 4 0 0 12 6 6 2 12 0 0 0 54 42

0 0 8 0 1 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 21 27

Score by set 13-25,24-26,18-25 25-20,25-27,25-17,23-25,6-15 25-18,19-25,22-25,12-25 25-18,25-27,21-25,27-29 25-16,20-25,25-20,25-22 15-25,25-19,25-22,19-25,15-12 17-25,16-25,17-25 19-25,21-25,23-25 14-25,16-25,10-25 13-25,21-25,16-25 25-17,28-26,22-25,18-25,15-12 25-21,25-19,25-18 28-26,22-25,33-31,27-25 20-25,26-24,26-24,23-25,12-15 25-23,19-25,17-25,20-25 25-14,25-18,25-12 25-23,27-29,30-28,16-25,9-15 25-18,25-21,27-25 14-25,15-25,31-29,25-22,15-8 16-25,23-25,22-25 23-25,22-25,22-25 23-25,24-26,25-23,18-25 17-25,20-25,23-25 25-23,12-25,20-25,21-25 19-25,24-26,25-21,23-25 14-25,19-25,18-25 25-19,25-14,28-26 25-20,20-25,18-25,25-20,7-15 23-25,20-25,22-25 21-25,25-20,25-22,25-22 25-22,20-25,26-24,20-25,11-15

points

Att. 167 101 73 152 385 418 0 0 1025 213 231 368 168 618 1162 276 124 241 239 262 151 525 321 302 245 126 103 184 328 207 269


The Automated ScoreBook Western Illinois Combined Team Statistics (as of Jul 01, 2010) Conference matches

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Player

sp

11 13 12 6 8 3 14 17 4 9 33 1 15

Erin Frick Cait Egan Emily Harrison Ellen Miller Katie Hosteng Krissy Bergquist Allison Gilbert Lindsay Muehlbauer Brooke Stittleburg Megan Toczek #33 Bridget Murphy Elise Crnjak TEAM WESTERN ILLINOIS Opponents

19 68 21 69 59 56 57 69 63 26 1 69 63 69 69

Team Statistics ATTACK Ki l l s Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Ki l l s / Se t SET As s i s t s 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

k

OVERALL 5-13 5-13 0-0

k/s

Attack e

40 2.11 7 218 3.21 71 38 1.81 14 55 0.80 15 99 1.68 61 121 2.16 76 125 2.19 83 1 0.01 0 108 1.71 78 47 1.81 35 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 2 1 0.02 5 853 12.36 447 916 13.28 372

WIU

OPP

853 447 2832 .143 12.4

916 372 2784 .195 13.3

802 11.6

848 12.3

57 76 0.8

90 149 1.3

90 1.3

57 0.8

1312 19.0

1285 18.6

29 152 105.0 1.5 29 11

38 237 156.5 2.3 20 16

2264 9/252 0/0 0 0

3399 9/378

ta

pct

HOME 3-6 3-6 0-0 Set a a/s

94 .351 2 0.11 614 .239 4 0.06 123 .195 1 0.05 208 .192 666 9.65 324 .117 6 0.10 388 .116 19 0.34 459 .092 10 0.18 12 .083 16 0.23 396 .076 50 0.79 165 .073 1 0.04 0 .000 0 0.00 34 -.059 18 0.26 15 -.267 9 0.14 2832 .143 802 11.62 2784 .195 848 12.29 Date *Sep 12 *Sep 18 *Sep 19 *Sep 25 *Sep 26 *Oct 02 *Oct 03 *Oct 09 *Oct 10 *Oct 15 *Oct 17 *Oct 23 *Oct 24 *Oct 30 *Oct 31 *Nov 06 *Nov. 7 *Nov 14

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AWAY 2-7 2-7 0-0

Serve se sa/s

1 2 13 18 0 0 6 5 0 0 2 3 0 0 6 4 9 25 0 0 0 0 15 16 5 3 57 76 90 149

0.05 0.19 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.04 0.00 0.09 0.14 0.00 0.00 0.22 0.08 0.83 1.30

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Dig dig dig/s

1 1 0 1 4 0 0 24 16 2 0 22 15 4 90 57

9 0.47 48 0.71 13 0.62 255 3.70 20 0.34 60 1.07 30 0.53 222 3.22 249 3.95 7 0.27 0 0.00 246 3.57 153 2.43 1312 19.01 1285 18.62 L W W L L W L W L L L L L L W L L L

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

NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

2 9 11 11 37 48 0 2 2 1 18 19 1 32 33 2 13 15 4 12 16 0 0 0 4 25 29 4 4 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 152 105.0 38 237 156.5

0.58 1 0.71 7 0.10 0 0.28 2 0.56 4 0.27 3 0.28 0 0.00 0 0.46 9 0.31 3 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 - 1.52 29 2.27 20

points

0 0 0 4 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 11 16

Score by set 13-25,21-25,16-25 25-21,25-19,25-18 28-26,22-25,33-31,27-25 20-25,26-24,26-24,23-25,12-15 25-23,19-25,17-25,20-25 25-14,25-18,25-12 25-23,27-29,30-28,16-25,9-15 14-25,15-25,31-29,25-22,15-8 16-25,23-25,22-25 23-25,22-25,22-25 23-25,24-26,25-23,18-25 25-23,12-25,20-25,21-25 19-25,24-26,25-21,23-25 14-25,19-25,18-25 25-19,25-14,28-26 25-20,20-25,18-25,25-20,7-15 23-25,20-25,22-25 25-22,20-25,26-24,20-25,11-15

Att. 213 368 168 618 1162 276 124 239 262 151 525 302 245 126 103 184 328 269

Record in 3-set matches: 3-5 Record in 4-set matches: 1-4 Record in 5-set matches: 1-4

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2009 SUMMIT LEAGUE ONLY STATS

RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

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ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE HIGHER VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION 18

• Western Illinois University student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom, recording a spring 2010 semester GPA of 3.19, the third-straight semester posting at least a 3.0 and the highest semester cumulative GPA in Athletics Department history. • In addition to increasing the overall GPA from the previous all-time high of 3.15 GPA set in fall 2009, the Leathernecks also increased the number of perfect 4.0 averages from 53 in the fall to 64 (16.45 percent of student-athlete body) in the spring. • Posting a GPA of 3.6 or better, 109 student athletes earned Semester Honors and 229, or more than half (58.87 percent of student-athlete body) of the student-athletes, earned a 3.0 or better.

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Volleyball alum Elise Crnjak earned a degree in exercise science in spring 2010.

PERSONAL GROWTH

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Western Illinois University student-athletes tallied 2,950 hours of community service and ed $14,825 to benefit local and national organizations during the 2009-10 academic year. Student-athletes representing all 20 Western Illinois athletic teams participated in Rocky’s ch and the Shaymus Relays. Others were also involved in Bowl for Kids Sake. Held at Western’s track at Hanson Field, The Shaymus Relays enjoyed success for the ond-straight year as it raised just over $11,000 for Shaymus Guinn and his family [pictured ve]. ationally, Western’s sport teams and department staff participated and raised money toward ast cancer awareness benefits through efforts in Big Pink Volleyball and Pink Zone.

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HIGHER VALUES IN HIGHER EDUCATION

estern’s volleyball team led the entire department’s academic efforts in the spring 2010 mester as it posted a 3.71 team GPA.

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

Dr. Al Goldfarb President

Since Al Goldfarb, Western Illinois University’s 10th president, officially took office July 1, 2002, the University has outlined goals and values within the framework of a strategic plan, expanded the University’s operations in the Quad Cities through a gift from Deere and Company of facilities and land which will become a riverfront campus, which is scheduled to open in Spring 2012, and designated the southwest section of the Macomb campus as a fine arts quadrant and location for a new Performing Arts Center.

Under his leadership the University has expanded its Cost Guarantee program to include graduate degree students, making Western the only public university in the state which guarantees tuition, fees, and room and board at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Goldfarb oversees the University’s current comprehensive campaign, “Set the Standard: Higher Values in Higher Education,” which to date, has raised just over $30 million of the campaign’s $60 million goal. University fundraising efforts resulted in $8.2 million in Fiscal Year 2009, the highest annual total on record.

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Board of Trustees

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J. Michael Houston Chair

Carolyn Ehlert Fuller Vice Chair

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William L. Epperly Secretary

Donald W. “Bill” Griffin

Steven L. Nelson

Christopher Bronson Student Trustee


Vice President for Student Services

W. Garry Johnson was named vice president for student services in 1998. In this capacity, Johnson provides administrative leadership for the educational and service activities and programs provided by 26 different areas of campus, to include athletics.

Johnson has 38 years of professional experience in higher educaiton including administrative positions at Southern Colorado State (1969-70), University of MissouriColumbia (1970-80) and WIU (1980-present).

He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and history from Southern Colorado State College in 1970, his master’s degree in counseling and personnel services at Missouri-Columbia in 1972, and his doctorate in counseling psychology from MissouriColumbia in 1982.

put the support our student-athletes receive from our upper administration up against that of ution across the country. It is very common to see our President and vice-presidents at a variety events. In addition, they are extremely generous with their financial support. Both of these go y toward assuring that our student-athletes receive the best experience possible.” - Dr. Tim M. Van Alstine Director of Athletics

Vice Presidents

Brad Bainter Vice President for Advancement and Public Services

Dr. Joseph A. Rives Vice President for Quad Cities, Planning & Technology

Dr. Jack Thomas Provost & Academic Vice President

Jackie Thompson Vice President for Administrative Services

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION

Dr. W. Garry Johnson

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION 22

Dr. Tim M. Van Alstine Director of Athletics

• In nine years at Western Illinois, Dr. Tim M. Van Alstine has instilled a commitment to developing a broad-based genderneutral, yet competitive NCAA Division I athletics program. •

Western has won 23 conference championships under Van Alstine, winning three Mid-Continent Conference Commissioner’s Cups, 2003, 2004, 2005 and finishing second the following three years.

Twenty Western Illinois teams have advanced to NCAA postseason competition and 58 student-athletes have competed as individuals representing Western at the NCAA’s. Further, since 2001, Western coaches have earned 26 “Coach of the Year” accolades.

Football attendance during the 2003 season reached a total of 77,426 - the highest attendance figure in school history - and an average of 12,904 fans per game - the second highest mark in the program’s 108 years. Each of the average football attendances during Van Alstine’s first three years rank among the top 15 marks.

Van Alstine has increased the academic expectations as well. For the first time in program history, Western Illinois student athletes exceeded the 3.0 grade point average in consecutive semesters (spring 2009 and fall 2009) with a then-alltime high 3.15 GPA after the 2009 fall semester. In spring 2010 athletics had its third-straight semester with at least a 3.0 GPA as the student-athletes achieved an unprecedented 3.19 GPA. Student-athletes have had a steady 76 percent graduation success rate (1999-2002 cohort).

The competitive nature and success of most athletics programs is measured and evaluated on a daily basis, primarily on the scoreboards, newscasts, and newspapers. Often times the basis of a sport program’s competitiveness and ultimate success extends behind the headlines deep into the support offered by its administration.

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Head Coaches

Chris Kane Tennis

Mel Blasi Men’s Golf

Lia Biehl-Lukkarinen Kym McKay Women’s Golf Volleyball

Leslie Crane Tony Guinn Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer

Jim Molinari Men’s Basketball

Mark Hendrickson Eric Johnson Football Men’s Soccer

Greg Naumann Mike Villano Swimming & Diving Baseball

Holly Van Vlymen Softball

Athletic Support Staff

Corey Burke Molly Anderson Alan Arvin Amy Beckman John Biernbaum Laurie Black Diane Bruns Dir. of Sports Medicine Equipment Manager Asst. Ath. Trainer Facilities Director Registrar’s Office Equipment Supervisor Equipment Manager

Chad Cerullo Lacy Chapel Head Ath. Trainer Asst. Ath. Trainer

Dr. Tom Cody NCAA Faculty Rep.

Sue Danner Larry Dean CHAMPS/Life Skills Coordinator Photographer

Lisa Melz Josh Moon Ath. Academic Coord./SWA Associate A.D.

Carla Oliver Patrick Osterman John Quigle Administrative Asst. Dir. Media Services Equip. Manager

ATHLETICS DIRECTORY

Chris Anderson David Beachum Strength & Conditioning Track & Field/CC

Katie Kane Sean McDonough Asst. Dir. Media Services Asst. A.D. Development

Annie Shepard Nancy Sprout Dir. of Compliance Assistant A.D.

Dr. Tim Van Alstine Terry Wallick Susan Welsh Brock Wissmiller Asst. V.P./Dir. of Athletics Administrative Asst. FB Administrative Asst. Marketing Director

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FACILITIES

Target Western Forward Completed Projects Football: East side of Hanson Field, concession stands, bathrooms Women’s Basketball: Coaches’ office suites Baseball: New stadium, dugouts & batting facility Football: New broadcast quality lights Volleyball: New practice net system Tennis: Courts resurfaced Track & Field: Track resurfaced Women’s Basketball: Locker room renovated Volleyball: Locker room renovated Men’s Basketball: Locker room renovated Softball: Locker room renovated Men’s Soccer: Locker room renovated Volleyball: Sport Court installation Softball: Backstop, netting additions Baseball: Outfield drainage system

Completed Facility Improvements All sports: Renovation and expansion of the studentathlete academic support facility Other projects: Brophy Hall weight room, coaches’ and administrative office, lighting in Western Hall

Future Projects Football: West side of stadium, press box, seating, offices, meeting and classroom space Men’s & Women’s Soccer: Press box, team benches, permanent seating, lights Softball: Lights, practice field Volleyball: Installation of new scoreboard

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Strength & Conditioning

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Western Hall

FACILITIES

The Sport Court in Brophy Hall

The national and regional yardstick by which a program’s support base is measured is in its facilities. The coaches and staff at Western Illinois are vigilant in monitoring the successes, failures, resources, and facilities of their peers and rival institutions. These comparisons are provident because in intercollegiate athletics, just as with other components of the University, most often there is a direct relationship between the facilities and resources and the competitive success of the program. In July 2008, the Leatherneck Volleyball program unveiled Sport Court flooring, the NCAA official volleyball playing surface. Western is the only school in The Summit League to host all conference matches on the surface.

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WOMEN’S HISTORY IN ATHLETICS 26

Women’s Athletics at Western Illinois • Western Illinois Athletics began participating in NCAA Division I Volleyball in 1976. In July 1977 a county-wide nickname contest was held to establish an identity for Western’s female student-athletes. From more than 100 entries, women athletes and coaches voted for the nickname “Westerwinds,” helping fuel an increasingly popular national climate of women’s intercollegiate athletics. • The 1992 team stands as the only Western Illinois Volleyball squad to appear in the conference championship match. Western competed to the semifinals in 1998 and the again in 2004. The squad in 2004 ended the team’s six-year absence from the tournament, sparking four consecutive seasons in attendance (2004-07). • After the turn of the century, with the number of sports offered for men and women being equal, attention turned to creating a gender neutral athletics environment. Significant improvements have been made in recent years to marketing and publicity efforts, salaries, facilities and other resources. In 2009, the men and women again began using a unified nickname, “The Fighting Leathernecks.”

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The Leathernecks & Rock Hanson • Western Illinois University holds the distinction of being the only non-military institution to officially have its nickname derived from a branch of the military service. • The school began use of the Marine Corps’ official nickname, “The Fighting Leathernecks,” in 1927 when then-athletic director and head baseball, basketball and football coach Ray “Rock” Hanson was granted permission by the U.S. Navy, based on his status as a Marine hero, to use the Marine’s official seal and bulldog mascot along with their nickname. • Hanson coached Leatherneck football for 16 years (1926-41) and was Western’s all-time winningest coach until 1998. In 1950, Western’s football stadium, Hanson Field, was dedicated in his honor. Rock retired in 1964 after serving at Western Illinois for 38 years. He passed away in 1982, at the age of 86.

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TRADITIONS

Rocky l Rock III made his ck debut on May 15, ding a 37-year hiatus of dog mascot at Western The English bulldog ditional mascot of the ne Corps. umed version of Rocky oped in 1973. He has hree “groomings” since appearance, the most Feb. 15, 1997. Rocky ortalized in the form -pound cement statue which now sits at the of Hanson Field.

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2010 Western Illinois Volleyball Viewbook