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2010 VOLLEYBALL

WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY


The Place for Scholars & Champions


General Information Table of Contents General Information.........................................................1 Season Outlook . ...............................................................2 2010 Bearcat Volleyball Roster .......................................3 WU Athletic Facilities ......................................................4 Bearcat Team Photo & Where They Are From . .........5 Head Coach Tom Shoji.....................................................6 Assistant Coach Becky Horn...........................................7 Player Profiles............................................................... 8-13 2009 Willamette Statistics...............................................14 WU Volleyball Honors . .................................................15 Bearcat Volleyball Records.............................................16 Willamette Athletic Trainers .........................................17 Willamette Administrators ............................................18 Conference and National Affiliations...........................19 About Willamette................................................... 20/IBC 2010 Willamette Schedule..........................................OBC

Bearcat Volleyball Quick Facts

Head Coach...................................................Tom Shoji Willamette Record.............................. 17-33 (3rd year) Career Seasons................................................ 27th year Alma Mater.........................UC-Santa Barbara (1971) Office Phone.........................................(503) 370-6230 Assistant Coach.........................................Becky Horn Conference Championships....................................... 6 Years Won......................................... 1979, 1992, 1993 1994, 1995, 1996 2009 Overall Record............................................ 11-13 2009 NWC Record................................8-8 (5th place) Players Returning/Lost.........................................12/3 Starters Returning/Lost..........................................4/2 Starting Libero Returning/Lost.............................0/1

Willamette General Information

Junior Annika Moffett served 22 aces during the 2009 season. Moffett is one of three returning upperclassmen.

Location....................................................... Salem, Oregon Founded......................................................................... 1842 Enrollment..............1,801 Undergraduate; 2,606 Overall President.................................................Dr. M. Lee Pelton Dean of Campus Life...................... Dr. David Douglass Faculty Athletic Rep....................Dr. Julianne Abendroth Director of Athletics....................................Mark Majeski Nickname................................................................Bearcats Colors.............................................Cardinal and Old Gold National Affiliation............................NCAA Division III Conference......................Northwest Conference (NWC) Arena (Capacity)...................... Cone Field House (2,500) Associate Athletic Director.............Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer Assistant Athletic Director.......................... Judy Gordon Administrative Assistant............................ Leslie Berning Head Athletic Trainer.....................................Shane Wibel Assistant Athletic Trainer............................. Erin Scharer Assistant Athletic Trainer.................................Ken Smith Athletics Comm. Director...................Robert McKinney Assistant Comm. Director..............................Sara Elcano Athletics Comm. Phone............................(503) 370-6110 Athletics Comm. E-mail....... rmckinne@willamette.edu Athletics Department Phone................... (503) 370-6420 Athletics Department FAX......................(503) 370-6379 Athletics Web Site.............www.willamette.edu/athletics

The 2010 Willamette University Volleyball Media Guide was written, designed and edited by Sara Elcano, assistant comm. director, with assistance from Robert McKinney, athletics comm. director. The cover and back cover were designed by the Willamette Office of Marketing Communications. Cover Photo: Molly Blankenship (Photo by Frank Miller). Inside Photos by Naomi Stukey, Elcano, Christopher Sabato and the Willamette Office of Marketing Communications. Back Cover Photo: Left: The sophomore class. Right: Blankenship (Photos by Miller). Printing by K/P Corporation. Page 1


2010 Season Outlook The Willamette University volleyball team enters the 2010 season looking to build on the late success of the 2009 season. Last year’s team won six of its last eight games to climb to an 11-13 overall record and 8-8 in the Northwest Conference to claim fifth place. Returning to lead the way for the Bearcats is senior Molly Blankenship (OH, Spokane, WA/Spokane Falls CC). Blankenship was named Honorable Mention All-NWC after accumulating 236 kills and a team-high 25 serving aces last season. She recorded double-digit kills 13 times, including a season-high 22 kills against Whitman College on Oct. 17, 2009. Head Coach Tom Shoji has steadily improved the team since his arrival in 2008. Shoji added six freshmen to his roster to increase the team total to 19 members. The team is young on paper but the ten sophomores on the roster earned valuable playing experience as freshmen last season. There were four freshmen who started more than half of Willamette’s matches. Jaci Abeloe (Medford, OR/North Medford HS) registered 129 kills and will look to contribute again from the outside hitter and opposite positions. Brigit Miller (Olympia, WA/Olympia HS) started 23 of 24 matches at setter for the Bearcats. She recorded 865 assists, good for 9.51 assists per game. Josephine Johnston (Florence, MT/ Florence-Carlton HS) and Madisyn Leenstra (Bellingham, WA/Sehome HS) both return at the middle hitter position after starting in 15 matches as freshmen. Overall, Willamette increased its height with the addition of the 2010 freshman class. The team now boasts eleven players that are 5’11” or taller. That height, combined with

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depth at the setter and libero positions, will give Shoji more options to work with this season. The team was picked to finish fifth in the NWC Preseason Coaches Poll. Pacific Lutheran University and the University of Puget Sound are early favorites in the battle for the 2010 NWC Championship, according to the preseason poll. Willamette opens the season at Western Oregon University in Monmouth, Ore. Following the WOU match, the Bearcats will participate in the Boxer Kickoff Volleyball Invitational in Forest Grove, Ore., and the California Lutheran Tournament in Thousand Oaks, Calif. Northwest Conference play begins in mid-September and the team will play all eight opponents twice.

Sophomore Brigit Miller led the team with 865 assists as a freshman in 2009.

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2010 Roster No. Name

Pos. Yr.

1 Molly Blankenship OH 6’ 0” 2 Brigit Miller S 5’ 6” 3 Kellie Menghini L/DS 5’ 3” 4 Danica Reed OH 5’ 7” 5 Taylor Ottomano OH 5’10” 6 Emily Michelsen MH 5’11” 7 Carly Hargrave MH 6’ 1” 8 Annika Moffett OP 5’ 8” 9 Jaci Abeloe OH/OP 5’10” 10 Josephine Johnston MH 6’ 1” 11 Nicole Mertens OH 5’10” 12 Kathy Lee Glenn L/DS 5’ 5” 13 Madisyn Leenstra M/OH 6’ 0” 14 Shannon Waltz MH 6’ 0” 15 Kirsten Brehmer M/OP 6’ 0” 16 Emily Compton S 5’ 7” 17 Sydney Smith M/OP 6’ 0” 18 Chelsea Mow S/DS 5’ 6” 24 Elizabeth Balding L/DS 5’ 3” Head Coach: Tom Shoji (3rd year) Assistant Coach: Becky Horn (2nd year)

Ht. Hometown (Previous School) Sr. So. Jr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. So. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr.

The Bearcats enjoyed success late in the 2009 season, winning six of their final eight games.

Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Falls CC) Olympia, Wash. (Olympia High School) Anchorage, Alaska (South Anchorage H.S.) Arvada, Colo. (Palston Valley High School) Poulsbo, Wash. (North Kitsap High School) Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva High School) Happy Valley, Ore. (Clackamas High School) Portland, Ore. (Lincoln High School) Medford, Ore. (North Medford High School) Florence, Mont. (Florence-Carlton H.S.) Olympia, Wash. (Olympia High School) Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta High School) Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome High School) Honolulu, Hawaii (La Pietra High School) Evergreen, Colo. (Evergreen High School) Portola, Calif. (Boise State University) Salem, Ore. (West Salem High School) Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii Baptist Academy) Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou School)

Danica Reed (left) and Madisyn Leenstra (right) are two of the nine sophomores on the roster.

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Athletic Facilities Cone Field House is the home court for the WU volleyball, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams. The arena holds 2,500 fans, with plenty of seating on each side of the court. The floor was redone in 2010 to add the Bearcat logo at center court. The court will be officially named after former men’s basketball coach Gordie James later this fall. The WU court is connected to the Lestle J. Sparks Center, which houses offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science. The building has basketball, handball and racquetball courts, a weight lifting and fitness center, classrooms, and locker rooms. Also connected to the Sparks Center is the WU natatorium, home of Bearcat swimming. The natatorium, with space for 200 fans, also can be seen from a viewing area in the lobby. The Willamette University soccer teams play home games at Sparks Field, an artificial turf facility next to the Sparks Center. The Field is equipped with lights for night games and seats 500 spectactors. It also has seating for both teams and a public address systen. Close to the Sparks Center and Sparks Field are six outdoor tennis courts. The men’s and women’s tennis teams host meets during the spring each year. Willamette’s football team plays home games at McCulloch Stadium, located two blocks from campus. The stadium seats 2,400 and features a state-of-the-art scoreboard with a video display. The stadium has lights to allow for night games.

The Sparks Center includes offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science.

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McCulloch Stadium is a quality facility with a FieldTurf playing surface, along with spacious locker rooms, meeting rooms and an athletic training room. It has the atmosphere of an old stadium, but also includes a variety of modern conveniences for the coaches, players and fans. The Charles Bowles Track, located inside McCulloch Stadium, is an all-weather facility

Cone Field House is the home court for the Willamette volleyball and basketball teams.

that showcases Willamette’s track and field and cross country teams, which host meets each year. This fall WU will host the NCAA Division III West Regional in cross country. Located near McCulloch Stadium is Roy S. “Spec” Keene Stadium at John Lewis Field, the home of Bearcat baseball. The stadium features chairback seating in part of the grandstand and an overall capacity of 1,000. The entire football, track, cross country and baseball complex is at Bush’s Pasture Park. The park hosts cross country meets on its wide paths and is known for its art exhibits and rose garden. On the east side of campus is the Willamette Softball Complex. It includes covered dugouts, batting cages, a scoreboard and bleachers. The WU men’s and women’s golf teams usually practice at Illahe Hills Country Club or Creekside Golf Club. Members of the men’s and women’s rowing teams have their own boathouse and hold workouts on the Willamette River in downtown Salem.

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Where They Are From

Front Row (L to R): Kathy Lee Glenn, Chelsea Mow, Kellie Menghini, Elizabeth Balding, Emily Compton. Middle Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Becky Horn, Brigit Miller, Taylor Ottomano, Nicole Mertens, Jaci Abeloe, Annika Moffett, Danica Reed, Kirsten Brehmer. Back Row (L to R): Madisyn Leenstra, Carly Hargrave, Sydney Smith, Shannon Waltz, Josephine Johnston, Molly Blankenship, Emily Michelsen, Kirsten Brehmer, Head Coach Tom Shoji. Alaska — 1 Anchorage: Kellie Meghini (South Anchorage) California — 2 Murrieta: Kathy Lee Glenn (Vista Murrieta) Portola: Emily Compton (Portola) Colorado — 2 Arvada: Danica Reed (Arvada) Evergreen: Kirsten Brehmer (Evergreen) Hawaii — 3 Honolulu: Elizabeth Balding (Punahou) Honolulu: Chelsie Mow (Hawaii Baptist) Honolulu: Shannon Waltz (La Pietra) Montana — 1 Florence: Josephine Johnston (Florence-Carlton) New Mexico — 1 Albuquerque: Emily Michelsen (La Cueva) Oregon — 4 Happy Valley: Carly Hargrave (Clackamas) Medford: Jaci Abeloe (North Medford) Portland: Annika Moffett (Lincoln) Salem: Sydney Smith (West Salem) Washington — 4 Bellingham: Madisyn Leenstra (Sehome) Olympia: Nicole Mertens (Olympia) Olympia: Brigit Miller (Olympia) Poulsbo: Taylor Ottomano (North Kitsap) Spokane: Molly Blankenship (Priest River Lamanna)

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Coaching Staff Tom Shoji (3rd year) 27th year as a Head Coach

Tom Shoji begins his third season at Willamette University. Last season, he coached the Bearcats to a .500 conference record. Under his guidance, the Bearcats went 6-2 in the second half of conference play and finished at 8-8 in the NWC. It was the most successful season since 2004 for Willamette volleyball. Shoji has developed a long and respected career as a volleyball coach. His head coaching experience in women’s volleyball covers 27 seasons, including six years at New Mexico State University and six seasons at Indiana University. He was at Westmar University in Iowa for one year and coached at Colorado State UniversityPueblo for 11 years. Coach Shoji completed work on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees

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at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He earned a B.A. degree with a major in Ergonomics and Physical Education in 1971 and received an M.A. degree in Ergonomics and Physical Education in 1978. In 1996, he was chosen as the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Northwest Region Coach of the Year for NCAA Division II and was named Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) Coach of the Year. He has worked with the NCAA Division I West Region Committee and chaired the AVCA All-America Committee for NCAA Division I. Shoji is originally from Hawaii. He lives in Salem with his wife, Chris. They have a daughter, Malia, who graduated from UC-San Diego. Tom’s brother, Dave Shoji, has been the head women’s volleyball coach at the University of Hawaii since 1975. Contact Coach Shoji Office Phone: (503) 370-6230 E-Mail: tshoji@willamette.edu

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Becky Horn Assistant Coach (2nd year)

Becky Horn is in her second year as an assistant volleyball coach at Willamette University. Horn also works as the business operations assistant for the Athletics Department. This position is funded by an NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women’s Internship Grant. Horn is responsible for managing day-to-day accounting processes. As a player, Horn was an outside hitter

at Clackamas Community College. Her team won the NWAACC Championship her sophomore season and finished second place her freshman season. Following CCC, Horn transferred to Corban College where she played as their libero. She still holds the record for most digs per game, most digs in a match and most digs in a season. Horn has worked as an assistant coach at Corban and as a club coach for Salem Volleyball Club and YC Cats Volleyball Club. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Health Science/Human Performance from Corban in December of 2007.

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Meet the Bearcats

Molly Blankenship Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Falls CC) 6’0” • Senior • Outside Hitter/Opposite Major: History

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Was named Honorable Mention All-NWC in 2009 ... Led the team with 25 serving aces as a junior ... Accumulated 236 kills in 2009... Had double-digit kills 13 times last season, including a season-high 22 kills against Whitman on Oct. 17, 2009 ... Majoring in History at Willamette ... Born on August 9. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA 80/23 236 2.95 129 691 G RE DIG DIG/G BS 80 38 180 2.25 3

PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE .155 10 0.12 25 0.31 23 BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 35 38 0.47 2 1

Kellie Menghini

Anchorage, Alaska (South Anchorage HS)

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5’3” • Junior • Libero Major: Spanish and Psychology

Has played in 54 sets for the Bearcats ... Career total of 16 aces in her career ... Had 2.95 digs per game in 2009 ... Played on the volleyball team at South Anchorage High School in Alaska ... Was a member of the 2008 State Championship Team ... Is majoring in Spanish and Psychology ... Born on Aug. 6.

YEAR 2008 2009 TOTAL YEAR 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 33/14 0 0.00 1 9 -.111 2 0.06 11 0.33 10 21/9 0 0.00 0 1 .000 5 0.24 5 0.24 8 54/23 0 0.00 1 10 .000 7 0.13 16 0.30 18 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 33 6 65 1.97 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 21 21 62 2.95 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 54 27 127 2.35 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

Annika Moffett

Portland, Ore. (Lincoln HS) 5’8” • Junior • Opposite Major: Biology Minor: Chemistry and German

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Was third on the team with 22 aces as a sophomore ... Has played in 144 sets at Willamette ... Recorded 89 kills and 96 digs during her freshman season ... Had a season-high 4 aces against Whitworth on Oct. 16, 2009 .... Is on a Pre-Medicine track and majoring in Biology .... Born on October 22.

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YEAR 2008 2009 TOTAL YEAR 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 66/22 89 1.35 52 381 .097 27 0.41 9 0.14 14 78/24 41 0.53 35 206 .029 12 0.15 22 0.28 31 144/46 130 0.90 87 587 .073 39 0.27 31 0.22 45 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 66 3 96 1.45 0 14 14 0.21 5 4 78 9 138 1.77 0 6 6 0.08 1 1 144 12 234 1.63 0 20 20 0.14 6 5


Meet the Bearcats

Jaci Abeloe

Medford, Ore. (North Medford HS) 5’10” • Sophomore • Outside Hitter Major: Undecided

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Tallied 129 kills in 2009 ... Was fourth on the team in attacks and kills as a freshman ... Started in 16 matchs during her first season ... Had a season-high 14 kills against George Fox on Oct. 9, 2009 and 13 kills against Linfield on Oct. 28, 2009 ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on February 13. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA 74/21 129 1.74 67 348 G RE DIG DIG/G BS 74 1 47 0.64 1

PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE .178 16 0.22 2 0.03 10 BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 29 30 0.41 4 3

Kathy Lee Glenn

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Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta HS) 5’5” • Sophomore • Libero Major: Undecided

Finished second on the team in digs (3.22 avg.) during her first season ... Had a season-high 19 digs against Linfield on Oct. 28, 2009 ... Played libero and defensive specialist for four seasons at Vista Murrieta High School ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on July 15. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 73/21 6 0.08 4 33 .061 20 0.27 22 0.30 15 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 73 33 235 3.22 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

Josephine Johnston

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Florence, Mont. (Florence-Carlton HS) 6’1” • Sophomore • Middle Hitter Major: Undecided Had her freshman season cut short due to injury ... Earned a season-high 10 kills against Whitman on Sept. 18, 2009 ... Had a season-high six blocks against George Fox on Oct. 9, 2009 ... Was named Honorable Mention All-State in volleyball and Academic All-State at Florence-Carlton HS ... Born on August 15. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 59/18 71 1.20 23 171 .281 1 0.02 0 0.00 2 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 59 1 3 0.05 3 38 41 0.69 2 1

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Meet the Bearcats

Madisyn Leenstra

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Bellingham, Wash. (Sehome HS) 6’0” • Sophomore • Outside Hitter Major: Undecided

Finished second on the team in blocks (0.67 avg.) as a freshman ... Had a season-high seven blocks against Linfield on Sept. 5, 2009 ...Was named Most Valuable Player and Most Inspirational at Sehome High School ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on June 25. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA 63/21 67 1.06 21 169 G RE DIG DIG/G BS 63 1 26 0.41 2

PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE .272 4 0.06 7 0.11 23 BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 40 42 0.67 5 1

Nicole Mertens

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Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS) 5’10” • Sophomore • Outside Hitter Major: Undecided Played in 20 games as a freshman ... Recorded a season-high five kills against Corban on Sept. 19, 2009 ... Played four seasons as an outside hitter at Olympia High School ... Named First Team All-League and First Team All-State in volleyball ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on November 1. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 20/12 12 0.60 16 63 -.063 5 0.25 2 0.10 7 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 20 5 27 1.35 1 4 5 0.25 2 0

Emily Michelsen

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Albuquerque, N.M. (La Cueva HS) 5’11” • Sophomore • Middle Blocker Major: Undecided Returns for her second season as a Bearcat ... Named team captain as a middle hitter at La Cueva High School ... Grand Prize Winner at the New Mexico Youth Poetry Jam ... Earned a Thespian letter twice ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on August 24. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

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GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 4/0 2 0.50 0 5 .400 0 0.00 0 0.00 1 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 4 0 0 0.00 0 2 2 0.50 0 0

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Meet the Bearcats

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Brigit Miller

Olympia, Wash. (Olympia HS) 5’6” • Sophomore • Setter Major: Undecided Recorded a season-high 61 assists against Linfield on Oct. 28, 2009 ... Led the team with 865 assists ... Was second on the team in aces last season with 24 ... Named First Team All-State as a setter in 2008 at Olympia HS ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on January 19. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA 91/24 26 0.29 8 96 G RE DIG DIG/G BS 91 0 174 1.91 1

PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE .188 865 9.51 24 0.26 22 BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 21 22 0.24 3 9

Chelsie Mow

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Honolulu, Hawaii (Hawaii Baptist) 5’6” • Sophomore • Setter/Defensive Specialist Major: Undecided Will serve as the team manager and a practice player for the 2010 season ... Was a member of the 2008 and 2009 Division II ILH championship teams ... Named to the National Honor Society in high school ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on August 24. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 6/4 1 0.17 0 7 .143 33 5.50 0 0.00 1 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 6 0 0 0.00 0 1 1 0.17 2 2

Danica Reed

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Arvada, Colo. (Ralston Valley HS) 5’7” • Sophomore • Outside Hitter Major: Undecided Recorded 14 kills and 14 digs, both season-highs, against Wartburg on Sept. 6 ... Played in 59 sets as a freshman ... Finished the season with 123 digs and 80 kills ... Lettered twice in volleyball at Ralston Valley High School ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on June 14. YEAR 2009 YEAR 2009

GP/MP K K/GAME E TA PCT A A/GAME SA SA/GM SE 59/21 80 1.36 61 326 .058 9 0.15 14 0.24 17 G RE DIG DIG/G BS BA TOTAL B/GAME BE BHE 59 28 123 2.08 2 6 8 0.14 2 2

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Meet the Bearcats

Elizabeth Balding Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou School) 5’3” • Freshman • Libero Major: Undecided

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Was named most inspirational at Punahou School ... Received Academic Recognition in biology and social studies ... Dances hula in her spare time ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on March 25. THE HONOLULU NATIVE DANCES HULA

Kirsten Brehmer

Evergreen, Colo. (Evergreen HS) 6’0” • Freshman • Middle Hitter/Opposite Major: Undecided

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Played four season at Evergreen HS ... Also played singles and doubles tennis in high school ... Was a member of the Honor Roll ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on March 12. ALSO PLAYED TENNIS AT EVERGREEN HS

Emily Compton

Portola, Calif. (Boise State University) 5’8” • Freshman • Setter Major: Undecided

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Was named League MVP following her senior season at Portola HS ... Selected as All-Conference three times ... Was a member of the Gold Honor Roll ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on May 17. WAS ALL-CONFERENCE AT PORTOLA HS

Carly Hargrave

Happy Valley, Ore. (Clackamas HS) 6’1” • Freshman • Middle Hitter Major: Undecided

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Was a middle blocker for four years at Clackamas HS ... Named First Team All-League as a junior and senior ... Volunteered as a mentor at Sunnyside Elementary School ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on January 17.

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Meet the Bearcats

Taylor Ottomano

Poulsbo, Wash. (North Kitsap HS) 5’10” • Freshman • Outside Hitter/Opposite Major: Undecided

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Three-year varsity starter at North Kitsap HS ... Named First Team All-League twice ... Served as ASB Public Relations Officer ... Member of the Honor Roll ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on March 27. WAS FIRST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE AT NORTH KITSAP HS

Sydney Smith

Salem, Ore. (West Salem HS) 6’0” • Freshman • Middle Hitter/Opposite Major: Undecided

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Participated in volleyball, basketball and track & field at West Salem HS ... Was a co-captain her senior year ... Was a member of the National Honor Society ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on April 16. WAS A THREE SPORT ATHLETE IN HIGH SCHOOL

Shannon Waltz

Honolulu, Hawaii (La Pietra School for Girls) 6’1” • Freshman • Middle Hitter Major: Undecided

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Was Honorable Mention All-State as a middle blocker in high school ... Was named to the Headmaster’s List and Scholar Athlete of the Year ... Also played basketball in high school ... Is undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Born on January 15. PLAYED VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL IN HIGH SCHOOL

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2009 Bearcat Statistics No. 24 1 15 9 4 10 13 8 2 11 12 7 6 5 3

No. 24 1 15 9 4 10 13 8 2 11 12 7 6 5 3

Name Jessica McGraw Molly Blankenship Julie Stutzman Jaci Abeloe Danica Reed Josephine Johnston Madisyn Leenstra Annika Moffett Brigit Miller Nicole Mertens Kathy Lee Glenn Natalee Uhlich Emily Michelsen Chelsie Mow Kellie Menghini

SP MP-MS Kills 82 23-22 271 80 23-20 236 74 21-18 133 74 21-16 129 59 21-6 80 59 18-15 71 63 21-15 67 78 24-6 41 91 24-23 26 20 12-1 12 73 21-0 6 14 3-1 2 4 4-0 2 6 4-1 1 21 9-0 0

Willamette Opponents

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24-24 24-24

Name Jessica McGraw Molly Blankenship Julie Stutzman Jaci Abeloe Danica Reed Josephine Johnston Madisyn Leenstra Annika Moffett Brigit Moffett Nicole Mertens Kathy Lee Glenn Natalee Uhlich Emily Michelsen Chelsie Mow Kellie Menghini

SP 82 80 74 74 59 59 63 78 91 20 73 4 4 6 21

RE 19 38 0 1 28 1 1 9 0 5 33 0 0 0 21

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183 164

Pct. AST Avg. SA .227 14 0.17 22 .155 10 0.12 25 .277 7 0.09 19 .178 16 0.22 2 .058 9 0.15 14 .281 1 0.02 0 .272 4 0.06 7 .029 12 0.15 22 .188 865 9.51 24 -.063 5 0.25 2 .061 20 0.27 22 .250 0 0.00 0 .400 0 0.00 0 .143 33 5.50 0 .000 5 0.24 5

Avg. SE 0.27 19 0.31 23 0.26 14 0.03 10 0.24 17 0.00 2 0.11 23 0.28 31 0.26 22 0.10 7 0.30 15 0.00 0 0.00 1 0.00 1 0.24 8

1077 11.58 510 3190 .178 1001 10.76 164 1050 11.29 480 3146 .181 975 10.48 183

1.76 193 1.97 169

Dig 303 180 35 47 123 3 26 138 174 27 235 2 0 0 62

Avg. 3.30 2.95 1.80 1.74 1.36 1.20 1.06 0.53 0.29 0.60 0.08 0.50 0.50 0.17 0.00

Avg. 3.70 2.25 0.47 0.64 2.08 0.05 0.41 1.77 1.91 1.35 3.22 0.50 0.00 0.00 2.95

1355 14.57 1306 14.04

E 101 129 44 67 61 23 21 35 8 16 4 1 0 0 0

TA 749 691 321 348 326 171 169 206 96 63 33 4 5 7 1

BS BA 1 30 3 35 6 46 1 29 2 6 3 38 2 40 0 6 1 21 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

TB 31 38 52 30 8 41 42 6 22 5 0 1 2 1 0

Avg. 0.38 0.47 0.70 0.41 0.14 0.69 0.67 0.08 0.24 0.25 0.00 0.25 0.50 0.17 0.00

20 259 149.5 1.61 31 292 177.0 1.90

BE BHE 3 0 2 1 3 0 4 3 2 2 2 1 5 1 1 1 3 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 29 32

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Season Results (11-13 Overall, 8-8 Northwest Conference) Date

Opponent

Result

Sept. 1 NW Christian 3-0 W 25-20, 25-16, 25-19 Sept. 5 vs. Linfield 0-3 L 15-25, 22-25, 23-25 Sept. 5 vs. Schreiner 0-3 L 21-25, 23-25, 19-25 Sept. 6 vs. Central 2-3 L 25-22, 26-24, 12-25, 7-25, 13-15 Sept. 6 vs. Wartburg 1-3 L 27-29, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25 Sept. 7 @ Evergreen St. 3-0 W 25-18, 25-12, 25-17 Sept. 12 Warner Pacific 2-3 L 19-25, 25-15, 13-25, 25-20, 12-15 Sept. 15 @ Corban 3-2 W 21-25, 23-25, 25-23, 25-18, 15-13

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Date

Sept. 18 Sept. 19 Sept. 25 Sept. 26 Sept. 30 Oct. 3 Oct. 9 Oct. 10 Oct. 16

Opponent

Result

@ Whitman 1-3 L 22-25, 26-24, 20-25, 28-30 @ Whitworth 3-1 W 25-10, 25-21, 18-25, 25-15 @ Pacific 1-3 L 25-18, 11-25, 28-30, 13-25 Puget Sound 1-3 L 16-25, 15-25, 25-21, 21-25 @ Linfield 3-1 W 25-19, 19-25, 25-17, 25-22 Lewis & Clark 0-3 L 21-25, 20-25, 20-25 @ George Fox 2-3 L 15-25, 26-28, 25-18, 25-22, 11-15 @ Pac. Lutheran 0-3 L 22-25, 22-25, 17-25 Whitworth 3-0 W 25-20, 25-17, 27-25

Date

Oct. 17 Oct. 23 Oct. 24 Oct. 28 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 7

Opponent

Result

Whitman 3-1 W 23-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 @ Puget Sound 0-3 L 21-25, 21-25, 19-25 Pacific 3-0 W 25-13, 25-17, 25-16 Linfield 3-2 W 25-23, 23-25, 21-25, 25-18, 15-13 @ Lewis & Clark 3-2 W 11-25, 25-21, 25-20, 18-25, 15-11 Pac. Lutheran 2-3 L 25-19, 14-25, 25-20, 23-25, 9-15 George Fox 3-0 W 25-18, 25-23, 25-18

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Athletic Postseason Awards

Willamette Volleyball Honors NCIC/NWC Player of the Year Brandi Row 1994, 1995 Alicia Wright 1996 AVCA and NAIA All-Region Team Kathy Fisher 1996, 1998 Renee Purdy 1998, 1999 Devon Bakken 1998 Brandi Row 1994, 1995 Alicia Wright 1995, 1996 Kristin Halleck 2003 Angie Sammons 2004 NCAA and NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete Amberly Glidewell 1992 Brandi Row 1994 Alicia Wright 1995, 1996 1997 Aspen Phelps 1996, 1997 Brandi Row 1995 Rosie Allen 1997 Kathryn Maier 1997 Kristen Halleck 2003, 2004 First Team All-Conference Tracy Sanguras 1990 Amberly Glidewell 1991 1992 Alicia Wright 1994 Kathy Fisher 1996 Renee Purdy 1998,1999 Kelly Sorenson 2000 Jenni Linden 2003 Kristin Halleck 2003, 2004 Angie Sammons 2004

Second Team All-Conference Cary Mooney 1987 Stephanie Payne 1987, 1988 Tara Johnson 1988 Khris Looney 1991 Mea Frantz 1992 Shirlee Harrsch 1992 Brandi Row 1992 Kathy Fisher 1994 Aspen Phelps 1994 Kelly Sorenson 1999 Jenni Linden 2000, 2002 Angie Sammons 2003 Lauren Thompson 2004 Roni Schneider 2005 Jessica Durham 2008 Jessica McGraw 2009 Honorable Mention All-Conference Shannon Skirvin 1989 Khris Looney 1989 Tracy Sanguras 1989 Mea Frantz 1991 Claudine Barrett 1991 Wendy Kyle 1992 Kathy Fisher 1997, 1998 Rosie Allen 1998 Shannon Pun 1999 Jenni Linden 2001 Mary Butler 2006 Kelley Lindstrom 2007 Jessica McGraw 2008 Julie Stutzman 2009 Molly Blankenship 2009

Second Team All-District Brandi Row 1993 Wendy Kyle 1993 Shirlee Harsch 1993 AVCA Team Academic Award: Willamette University 1998-99 Players were: Sophie Allen Tamarah Allen Sabrina Andrus Sarah Brands Andrea Cruickshank Kathryn Fisher Melissa Hanson Hillary Harper Erica Henry Marisa Lown Kimi Maag Kelli Middal Rashayna Moore Nicole Pavel LeeAnn Price Shannon Pun Renee Purdy Emily Rusch Shannon Savelich Kelly Sorenson Helen Thigpen Kelli Truax

Some of the most rewarding moments happen on the sidelines. Whether it’s a crowd of hundreds doing “The Wave” or a couple of parents holding a sign, this is the part of any game that hits home for us — people supporting people. In fact, it’s exactly why at American Family, we’re happy and proud to join the cheering section.

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Willamette Records Championships and Postseason Play

Bearcat Team History

Year Overall Conference Coach 1979 31-9 N/A* Linda Garrett 1980 19-15 5-5 Linda Garrett 1981 17-18 N/A Jane Ellis 1982 8-22 0-10 Jane Ellis 1983 5-23 2-8 Jane Ellis 1984 1-9 N/A Jane Ellis 1985 5-19 2-8 Debbie Adams 1986 3-23 1-9 Debbie Adams 1987 10-21 2-8 Kenny Hise 1988 14-18 2-10 Kenny Hise 1989 19-1 6-6 Kenny Hise 1990 21-19 7-5 Kenny Hise 1991 21-18 7-5 Chris Wells 1992 40-15 12-0* Chris Wells 1993 37-13 11-1* Chris Wells 1994 30-5 12-0* Marlene Piper 1995 29-11 12-2* Marlene Piper 1996 26-8 16-2* Marlene Piper 1997 13-14 11-5 Marlene Piper 1998 14-8 12-4 Marlene Piper 1999 17-9 12-4 Marlene Piper 2000 10-14 7-9 Marlene Piper 2001 7-14 4-12 Marlene Piper 2002 11-15 7-9 Tricia Wright 2003 18-8 10-6 Tricia Wright 2004 19-6 13-3 Tricia Wright 2005 1-19 1-15 Tricia Wright 2006 4-22 0-16 Tricia Wright 2007 4-22 0-16 Tricia Wright 2008 6-20 4-12 Tom Shoji 2009 11-13 8-8 Tom Shoji Totals 481-451 186-182 31 seasons (.516) (.505)

1979: Third place at Regional Tournament 1992: Conference Champions 1993: Conference Champions 1994: Conference Champions Fifth place at Regional Tournament (1-2) 1995: Conference Champions Second place at Regional Tournament (2-1) Qualified for NAIA National tournament (1-3) 1996: Conference Champions Sixth place at Regional Tournament (0-2) 1998: Advanced to NCAA Division III West Regional (1-1)

Conf. Champs

Individual Records Conf. Champs Conf. Champs Conf. Champs Conf. Champs Conf. Champs

* Conference Champion (1979, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996)

Team Records

Record Season Year Single Match Year Kills 1861 1995 88 WOSC 1995 Hitting % .334 1992 .667 Oregon Tech 1992 Attempts 4487 1993 273 Lewis & Clark 2005 Assists 2081 1993 79 Pacific Lutheran 1991 Service Aces 376 1992 18 Western Baptist 1991 18 UC-Santa Cruz 2007 Digs 2918 1993 152 Digs 2005 Solo Blocks 484 1993 33 Southern Oregon 1993 Block Assists 704 1993 64 George Fox 1993 Total Blocks 1188 1993 74 George Fox 1993

Miscellaneous Records

Win-Loss Percentage Most Matches Won/Season Consecutive Matches Won Consecutive Games Won Bearcat Honors

.857, 1994 (30-5) 40, 1992 (40-15) 13, 1994 16, 1994

NCIC and NWC Player of the Year................................3 AVCA and NAIA All-Region Team.............................. 11 NCAA/NAIA All-America Scholar-Athlete............... 12 First Team All-Conference............................................. 12 Second Team All-Conference........................................ 18 Honorable Mention All-Conference............................. 16 All-District Second Team..................................................3 AVCA Team Academic Award................................... 1998

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Kills Career 1986, Brandi Row, 1992-95 Season 658, Brandi Row, 1995 Average Per Game 5.22 Brandi Row, 1995 Match 39, Brandi Row, vs. WOSC, Nov. 18, 1995 Hitting Percentage Season .461, Mea Frantz, 1992 Match (min. 15 att.) .765, Mea Frantz, vs. UPS, 1992 Total Attempts Career 3738, Brandi Row, 1992-95 Season 1469, Brandi Row, 1995 Average Per Game 11.66, Brandi Row, 1995 Match 88, Brandi Row, vs. WOSC, Nov. 18, 1995 Assists Season 1838, Shirlee Harrsch, 1992 Average Per Game 25.30, Shirlee Harrsch, 1992 Match 141, Shirlee Harrsch, vs. GFC, 1992 Service Aces Career 231, Brandi Row, 1992-95 Season 69, Alicia Wright, 1995 Average Per Game 0.59, Alicia Wright, 1994 Match 12, Wendy Kyle, vs. Linfield, 1992 12, Dana Newsom, vs. GFC, 1993 Digs Career 1889, Brandi Row, 1992-95 Season 603, Alicia Wright, 1995 Average Per Game 4.79, Alicia Wright, 1995 Match 43, Roni Schneider, vs. Gustavus, 2005 Solo Blocks Career 260, Mea Frantz, 1990-93 Season 129, Mea Frantz, 1993 Average Per Game 0.89, Mea Frantz, 1993 Match 13, Mea Frantz, vs. SOSC, 1993 Block Assists Career 430, Mea Frantz, 1990-93 Season 175, Mea Frantz, 1993 Average Per Game 1.34, Mea Frantz, 1993 Match 21, Mea Frantz, vs. GFC, 1993 Total Blocks Career 690, Mea Frantz, 1990-93 Season 304, Mea Frantz, 1993 Average Per Game 2.32, Mea Frantz, 1993 Match 27, Mea Frantz, vs. GFC, 1993 Games Played Career 485, Brandi Row, 1992-95 Season 141, Wendy Kyle, 1992

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Athletic Trainers Willamette University Sports Medicine

Shane Wibel, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer

Dylan Borden, ATC PT Northwest

Erin Scharer, ATC

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Dr. Daniel Schweigert WU Team Physician

Ken Smith, ATC

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Dr. David Thorsett WU Team Physician

NCAA Division III Volleyball Championships 2010 Championship

2011 Championship

Regionals: Nov. 11-13 Finals: Nov. 18-20 Washington Field House St. Louis, Mo. Host: Washington Univ.

Regionals: Nov. 10-12 Finals: Nov. 17-19 Washington Field House St. Louis, Mo. Host: Washington Univ.

2012 Championship

Regionals: Nov. 9-11 Finals: Nov. 16-18 Homer E. Woodling Gym Site: Cleveland, Ohio Host: Cleveland State

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Willamette Administration

Dr. M. Lee Pelton

President

Dr. M. Lee Pelton was appointed the 22nd president of Willamette University in July, 1999. Under Pelton’s leadership, the University has increased its academic profile, successfully employing strategies to attract the best faculty and the brightest students from the state, the nation and the world. Since 2001, Willamette University has been ranked a top tier liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report. President Pelton holds a doctorate from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in English and psychology from Wichita State University, where he graduated magna cum laude in 1974. His area of academic focus is 19th century British prose and poetry. He served as dean of the college at Colgate University (1988-91) and Dartmouth College (1991-98). At Harvard, he taught in the English Department and was the dean of one of Harvard’s 13 undergraduate colleges. He teaches at Willamette in subjects ranging from 1st century Athens to post-apartheid South Africa.

Mark Majeski

Director of Athletics

Mark Majeski began his tenure with Willamette University in October of 2000, following five years as athletic director at the University of California, Santa Cruz and four years as assistant athletic director at Menlo College. He has been a past chairman of the NCAA Division III membership committee, which provides oversight of the Division III provisional member program. Majeski previously served on the NCAA Division III men’s tennis committee, overseeing championships in that sport. A former basketball, track and softball coach, Majeski also worked venue management and operations for the 1994 FIFA Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. At WU, Majeski oversees 20 varsity teams, with the Bearcats competing in NCAA Division III, the Northwest Conference and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association. He also is the swimming liaison between the NWC coaches and athletic directors. Majeski received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Menlo College and a master’s degree in higher education administration from San Jose State University. He lives in Salem with his wife, Denise, and their son, Jack Henry, age 6.

Athletics Administrative Staff

Dean of Campus Life.................Dr. David Douglass Faculty Athletic Rep.................Dr. Julianne Abendroth Associate Athletic Director.......Dr. R. Skip Kenitzer Assistant Athletic Director.....................Judy Gordon Head Athletic Trainer...............................Shane Wibel

Assistant Athletic Trainer........................Erin Scharer Assistant Athletic Trainer...........................Ken Smith Athletics Comm. Director.............Robert McKinney Assistant Comm. Director........................Sara Elcano Administrative Assistant.......................Leslie Berning

Head Coaching Staff Baseball Aaron Swick............. (503) 370-6011 Men’s Basketball Kip Ioane.................. (503) 370-6063 Women’s Basketball Anne Lapray............. (503) 370-6132 Cross Country/Track & Field Matt McGuirk.......... (503) 370-6898 Football Mark Speckman....... (503) 375-5350

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Golf (M/W) Noah Horstman...... (503) 370-6876 Rowing (M/W) Susan Parkman........ (503) 370-6655 Men’s Soccer Nelson Larson......... (503) 375-5428 Women’s Soccer Hillary Arthur.......... (503) 370-6657 Softball Damian Williams..... (503) 370-6656

Swimming (M/W) Leslie Shevlin........... (503) 370-6601 Men’s Tennis Toby Krauel............. (503) 370-6841 Women’s Tennis Becky Roberts.......... (503) 370-6804 Volleyball Tom Shoji................. (503) 370-6230

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Conference and National Affiliations

The nine private colleges and universities in Oregon and Washington that form the Northwest Conference are building a reputation as one of the top NCAA Division III leagues in the nation. The NWC is nationally competitive in a broad spectrum of sports. Formed in 1926, the NWC is 84 years old and is one of the oldest conferences in the western United States. The NWC’s current members in Oregon are Willamette, George Fox, Linfield, Lewis and Clark, and Pacific. Members located in Washington are Pacific Lutheran, Puget Sound, Whitman and Whitworth. Charter members included Willamette, the College of Idaho, Linfield, Pacific and Puget Sound. Albany College was added in 1931, remained for seven years, and then returned in 1949 as Lewis & Clark College. Pacific Lutheran joined in 1965 and was followed by Whitworth in 1970. The College of Idaho withdrew from the conference in 1978. Whitworth dropped out in 1984 and returned in 1988. Menlo joined in 2006 as a member in football only and dropped out in 2009. The NWC originally sponsored athletic competition for men’s sports only, but joined forces with the Women’s Conference of Independent Colleges in 1984 to form the Northwest Conference of Independent Colleges. The name was shortened back to the original Northwest Conference in 1998. Also in 1998, all nine NWC members shifted affiliation from the NAIA to the NCAA. Members knew the move would foster equity, sportsmanship and a genuine concern for all student-athletes.

Willamette is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and competes in Division III, which has 447 members and is the largest NCAA division. Division III is about following your passions and discovering your potential. The college experience is a time of learning and growth. For student-athletes in Division III, this happens in the classroom, through athletics and, ultimately, by earning an academic degree. The Division III experience provides student-athletes with the opportunity to participate in a competitive athletic environment, where they can push themselves to excellence. At Willamette, student-athletes are encouraged to pursue their full passions and find their potential through a comprehensive educational experience. Athletes in Division III do not receive financial aid related to athletic ability. Willamette and other NCAA Division III members encourage students to participate by maximizing the variety of athletic opportunities. Primary emphasis is placed on conference and regional play. WU often sends its teams to California, Idaho, Washington and Texas for in-region games. NCAA Division III members establish an environment with cultural diversity and gender equity among student-athletes and staff. In Division III, faculty and staff focus on the well-being of student-athletes.


About Willamette

Willamette University educates 2,500 enterprising,

high-achieving students in a premier undergraduate college of arts and sciences, and graduate schools of law, management and education. Willamette is recognized nationally for leadership in sustainability and civic engagement, and the professors are celebrated teachers and noted scholars who are committed to helping students cultivate their creativity, critical thinking and global perspective for a lifetime of success.

SALEM FACTS ● Capital of Oregon ● Total population: 154,510 ● Located in the heart of Oregon ● 45 minutes to Portland ● 1 hour to Eugene ● 1.5 hours to the Oregon Coast ● 2 hours to Mount Hood

NEARBY ATTRACTIONS & RECREATION

● Oregon Coast ● Hiking ● Skiing & Snowboarding ● Bush’s Pasture Park ● Capitol Building ● Camping ● Wineries/Vineyards ● Oregon Museum of Science & Industry ● Whitewater Rafting ● Mountain Biking ● Reed Opera House ● Mt. Hood ● Cascade Mts. ● Oregon Zoo ● Silver Creek Falls ● Woodburn Company Stores Page 20

ACADEMIC FACTS ● 49 academic programs ● Total enrollment: 2,606 ● Students from 47 states and 27 countries ● Study abroad in 40 countries on 6 continents ● 10:1 Student-Faculty ratio ● Average class size: 14

ATHLETIC FACTS

● Member of NCAA Division III and Northwest Conference ● 20 varsity teams ● Student-Athletes are more than 1/4 of the student body ● 175 Conference Team Championships ● 24 Individual National Championships ● 1 Team National Championship ● Seven Olympians, including Nick Symmonds ‘06 (Track & Field 800m)

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About Willamette Willamette University is a top-ranked private liberal arts university located directly across the street from Oregon’s Capitol. It is home to 1,801 undergraduates and 805 graduate students in law, management and education. The campus is centered around the Mill Stream and is home to numerous ancient trees and open green spaces. The beauty of the Pacific Northwest is accurately reflected on Willamette’s 61- acre campus. Guided and inspired since 1842 by its motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” Willamette fosters community and values service. At Willamette, students can be locally involved in social and environmental issues or study abroad. Willamette is ranked third in the nation among colleges its size with more than 270 alumni having joined the Peace Corps since its inception in 1961. The National Wildlife Federation recognized WU as the nation’s higher education leader in sustainability activities. This achievement, a direct result of studentled initiatives, is further evidence that Willamette lives by its motto, producing responsible citizens of the world who are prepared to live with intention and integrity.

The clock tower and Jackson Plaza are located outside the Hatfield Library.

At Willamette, the student-faculty ratio of 10:1 allows faculty members to maintain ample office hours and serve as advisors. The professors are engaged in scholarly research and publish their findings, but they are primarily focused on teaching. The Willamette endowment is consistently among the largest in the Northwest and compares favorably on a national basis. The campus features 42 buildings, plus the Campus Quad and athletic fields. Ford Hall, the newest academic building, was completed in 2009 and houses Rhetoric and Media Studies, Computer Science, Math, Digital Art, Film Studies and Music Technology. Funds for the 46,000-square-foot building included an $8 million gift from Hallie Ford. Willamette benefits from its location across the street from the Oregon State Capitol. In particular, Willamette students are often chosen for internships with government organizations.

Students gather to study and relax by the Mill Steam.

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2010 SCHEDULE Sept. 2

Western Oregon University

Sept. 4 Sept. 4 Sept. 5

Boxer Kickoff Tournament Forest Grove, OR Bethel University State University of New York Nebraska-Wesleyan University

11 a.m. 5 p.m. 3:45 p.m.

Sept. 8

Warner Pacific College

Portland, OR

7 p.m.

Sept. 10 Sept. 10 Sept. 11 Sept. 11

Cal Lutheran Tournament Chapman University Whittier College Occidental College Claremont Mudd

Thousand Oaks, CA

Sept. 17

Linfield College*

Salem, OR

Sept. 18

George Fox University*

Newberg, OR

7 p.m.

Sept. 24

Pacific University*1

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Sept. 25

University of Puget Sound* 1

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Sept. 29

Lewis & Clark College*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 1

Pacific Lutheran University*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 8

Whitworth University*

Spokane, WA

7 p.m.

Oct. 9

Whitman College*

Walla Walla, WA

5 p.m.

Oct. 15

Linfield College*

McMinnville, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 16

George Fox University*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 22

Pacific University*

Forest Grove, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 23

University of Puget Sound*

Tacoma, WA

7 p.m.

Oct. 27

Lewis & Clark College*

Portland, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 29

Pacific Lutheran University*

Tacoma, WA

7 p.m.

Nov. 5

Whitworth University*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Nov. 6

Whitman College* 2 3

Salem, OR

6 p.m.

Nov. 12-13 NCAA Regionals

2

Monmouth, OR

* Northwest Conference Match Alumni Weekend (tentative) Senior Night

3

department of athletics willamette.edu/athletics

12:30 p.m. 5 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 7 p.m.

TBA 1

7 p.m.

TBA 2

Parent Weekend


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