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WESTERN ILLINOIS SOFTBALL


WELCOME TO WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

WESTERN ILLINOIS Softball Jamie Goss

2012 Quick Facts

Ashley Campbell

2012 Roster OFFICIAL Leatherneck athletics WEBSITE 2012 schedule HISTORY OF THE LEATHERNECK NAME 2012 preview COLONEL ROCK 2011 overall stats LEATHERNECK TRADITIONS Record book

Hailey Bickford

Megan Kelly


President of Western Illinois University

Director of Western Illinois Athletics

Dr. Jack Thomas

Dr. Tim Van Alstine

Board of Trustees

Dr. Gary Biller Vice President Student Services

Brad Bainter Dr. Kennth S. Hawkinson Dr. Joseph A. Rives Julie DeWeese, Vice President Provost & Academic Interim Vice President for Quad Advancement and Vice President Vice President Cities, Planning & Public Services Administrative Services Technology

Athletic Department Staff Directory


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There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Briana Williams

Emma Jarrell

Teagan Walsh

KC Dunne

Sammy Marshall

Lia Romeo


There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Holly Van Vlymen HEAD COACH 7th YEAR

• Three-time coach of the year • three regular season titles • 2008 league tournament title • LED Western TO ITS first-ever ncaa win

EDUCATION:

THE COACH VAN VLYMEN FILE COACHING RESUME:

• Western Illinois Head Coach - 2006-present (6) Record at Western: 148-154-1 2011: Overall- 19-27, Conference- 14-10 (T4th) 2010: Overall- 35-19, Conference- 19-2 (1st) COACHING HONORS: 2009: Overall- 34-19, Conference- 21-2 (1st) • 2007, 2009, and 2010 Summit League ‘Coach of 2008: Overall- 15-33, Conference- 9-10 (5th) the Year’ 2007: Overall- 23-23, Conference- 11-2 (1st) 2006: Overall- 22-33-1, Conference- 12-9 (3rd) • Three-time Regular Season Champions • Augustana • 2008 Conference Tournament Champions Assistant Coach - 2004-05 (1) • Led Western to its first NCAA Tournament Record at Augustana: 33-12 victory • Bachelor’s Degree in Education Western Illinois, 2000 • Master’s Degree in Education Western Illinois, 2008

• Iowa Assistant Coach - 2000-04 (5) Record at Iowa: 168-73

PLAYING CAREER: • Western Illinois- 1997-2000 Four-time All-Summit League Set records at Western Career wins (74) Strikeouts (880) Strikeouts per inning (1.09) Appearances (137) Complete games (97) Innings pitched (809.1)


Beth Golitko Assistant Coach 1ST YEAR

Liz Young Assistant COACH 2nd YEAR

THE COACH YOUNG FILE EDUCATION:

• Bachelor’s Degree in: American Sign Language Interpreting and Intercultural Communications New Mexico, 2009

COACHING RESUME:

• Western Illinois Assistant Coach - 2011-present (2) • Nordonia High School (Macedonia, Ohio) Head Coach - 2010 (1)

• New Mexico Assistant Coach - 2007-09 (3)

PLAYING CAREER:

• Akron Racers (National Pro Fastpitch League) 2010 • New Mexico 2007-09 • Kent 2004

THE COACH GOLITKO FILE Beth Golitko enters her first year as an assistant softball coach in the 2012 season after a stellar playing career at Western Illinois. Golitko played for the Fighting Leathernecks from 2008-11 where she appeared in 160 games and made 133 starts in the outfield. Golitko ended her four-year career with a .326 average, 70 runs scored, 143 hits, 33 doubles, nine home runs and 81 RBIs.


Erin Schlotfeldt VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH 1st YEAR

ERICA POST Athletic trainer

DREW KRAMER strength/conditioning

Diane Bruns Director of athletic equipment operations


There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Hailey Bickford #5 Sophomore Pitcher/Utility

Ashley Campbell #24 Senior Outfielder/Pitcher

KC Dunne #7

Freshman Shortstop/Outfielder

There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

jAMIE gOSS #33 Senior Infielder

Emma Jerrell #14 Sophomore Infielder

Bria Jones #22 Sophomore Utility


There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Julia Katsaros #23 Junior Outfielder

MEGAN KELLY #11 Sophomore Infielder

Sammy Marshall #10 Freshman Shortstop/Outfielder

There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Kelsey Michelini #21 Junior Pitcher/Infielder

ALex pflieger #18 Junior Catcher

Lia Romeo #8

Freshman Catcher/Infielder


There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Monica Rondón #15 Sophomore Catcher/Utility

Ryleigh Sears #4 Sophomore Outfielder

There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

Teagan Walsh #6 Freshman Pitcher/Utility

Briana Williams #20 Sophomore Utility


There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

There is Only ONE…Leatherneck Softball

2012 FIGHTING LEATHERNECKS

2012 senior class

(Front Row L to R): Briana Williams, Julia Katsaros, Megan Kelly, Jamie Goss, Ryleigh Sears and Lia Romeo. (Middle Row L to R): Bria Jones, Monica Rondón, Amanda Daly (no longer on team), KC Dunne, Sammy Marshall, Emma Jarrell and Hailey Bickford. (Back Row L to R): Ashley Campbell, Kelsey Michelini, assistant coach Beth Golitko, head coach Holly Van Vlymen, assistant coach Liz Young, athletic trainer Erica Post, Teagan Walsh and Alex Pflieger.

Ashley Campbell

Jamie Goss


March 10-11 Indianapolis, Ind.

February 11-12

ISU Tournament • Ames, Iowa

March 13 Lexington, Ky.

March 14

Evansville, Ind.

March 16-17 Macomb, Ill.

March 21 Macomb, Ill.

March 23-24 Macomb, Ill.

March 28 Macomb, Ill.

March 30-31 Rochester, Mich.

February 17-19

Georgia Tournament • Athens, Ga.

The Summit League Tournament May 10-12

Kansas City, Mo.

April 3

February 24-26

Memphis Tournament • Dayton, Ohio

March 3-4

Southern Illinois Tournament • Carbondale, Ill.

Macomb, Ill.

April 6-7 Fargo, N.D.

April 10

Madison, Wis.

April 17

Champaign, Ill.

April 18

Columbia, Mo.

April 20-21 Macomb, Ill.

April 27-28 Vermillion, S.D.

May 5-6 Macomb, Ill.


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