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2013 VOLLEYBALL WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY


Juniors


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Willamette University is proud to provide opportunities for student-athletes to attain great accomplishments in athletics and in the classroom. Bearcat athletes excel on their respective teams throughout the year. Several teams have attained postseason success during recent seasons, continuing a history of excellence in Willamette Athletics.

About Willamette Athletics......................... 1 Head Coach Tom Shoji . ............................... 2 Assistant Coaches ...................................... 3 2013 Bearcat Volleyball Roster .................... 5 Bearcat Team Photo...................................... 6 Where They’re From . .................................. 6 Season Review . ............................................ 7 Season Outlook ............................................ 7 Player Profiles ......................................... 8-13 Willamette Sports Medicine ...................... 15 2012 Willamette Statistics ......................... 16 WU Volleyball Awards ............................... 16 Bearcat Volleyball Records ........................ 16 Willamette University ........................... 18-19 City of Salem .............................................. 19 WU Athletic Facilities ................................. 20 Northwest Conference/NCAA Division III..... 21 Willamette Administration . ....................... 22 2013 Willamette Schedule .................... OBC

These teams and athletes also shine in the classroom. From Academic All-District and Academic All-America selections to several Fulbright, Kemper and NCAA Postgraduate scholarship winners, WU athletes have been honored for their academic achievements. It is this combination, along with a strong commitment to community service and Willamette’s motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born,” that makes Bearcat Athletics great. The 2013 Willamette University Volleyball Media Guide was written and edited by Brandon Chinn, student assistant sports information director, and designed by Christopher Sabato, graphic design specialist. Help provided by athletics communications director Robert McKinney. Cover Photo: The 2013 Willamette Seniors — Top Row (L to R): Emily Compton, Kirsten Brehmer, Lizzy Balding; Bottom Row (L to R): Carly Hargrave, Shannon Waltz (Photo by Sabato). Inside Photos by Sabato, Naomi Stukey and the Willamette Office of Marketing Communications. Back Cover Photo: The 2013 WU volleyball team (Photo by Sabato).

Willamette University Volleyball

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Tom Shoji

Head Coach - 6th Year Email: tshoji@willamette.edu Office Phone: (503) 370-6230

Head Coach Tom Shoji is in his 30th year as a college head coach. He previously coached at New Mexico State, Indiana University, Westmar University, and Colorado State-Pueblo. Head Coach Tom Shoji begins his sixth season at Willamette University. Last year, WU had a veteran balanced team, with four seniors and five juniors on the squad. This year, the team remains balanced with five seniors, three juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen on the 15-player squad. In 2011, Shoji coached the Bearcats to their most successful season since 2004. Under his guidance, the team finished at 8-8 in the NWC. Shoji has developed a long and respected career as a volleyball coach. His head coaching experience in women’s volleyball covers 30 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. Shoji completed work on his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of California-Santa Barbara. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Ergonomics and Physical Education from UCSB in 1971 and received a Master of Arts degree in Ergonomics and Physical Education in 1978. In 1996, Shoji 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, who is originally from Hawaii, lives in Salem with his wife, Chris. They have a daughter, Malia, who is a graduate assistant coach for the volleyball team at nearby Western Oregon University. Tom’s brother, Dave Shoji, has been the head women’s volleyball coach at the University of Hawaii since 1975.

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HEAD COACH


Una JapundZa

Assistant Coach - 1st Year Email: ujapundz@willamette.edu

Una Japundza is in her first year as an assistant volleyball coach at Willamette University. Japundza is joining the Bearcats coaching staff after graduating from Robert Morris University last spring with a degree in Business Administration. A member of RMU’s volleyball team, Japundza played in 56 career matches for the Colonials. During her three years with the program (2010-2012), Japundza helped the Colonials achieve an overall Northeast Conference record of 36-12. While earning a full ride scholarship to compete in volleyball at RMU, Japundza finished her collegiate career with a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade point average. She also graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. Japundza’s excellence in the classroom allowed her to take away several awards and accolades. She was named RMU International Student of the Year, RMU Outstanding Management Student of the Year and RMU Athletics Highest Grade Point Average during her senior year. Additionally, Japundza was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at RMU, while also being involved with United Way and the RMU Center for Student Success.

Peter Balding

Assistant Coach - 1st Year

Peter Balding joins the Bearcats coaching staff as an assistant coach after spending a total of 13 years as a head volleyball coach at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Balding has coached both the men’s and women’s teams at Punahou, serving most recently as the head coach of the girls’ team from 2010-12. Balding has achieved great success throughout his coaching career. He has won 14 Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) State Championships and garnered Coach of the Year honors on eight separate occasions. Balding’s volleyball experience expands back to his own playing days as well. He was a member of the Pepperdine University 1978 NCAA National Championship team and has also participated in the 1983 Pan American Games and 1983 World University Games. Originally residing in Hawaii, Balding is living in Salem with his wife, Mary while coaching at Willamette. Their daughter, Lizzy Balding, is a senior libero on the team.

ASSISTANT COACHES

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2013 VOLLEYBALL


2013 Willamette roster No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. 1 Elisa Ahern OPP 6’ 2” Jr. 2 Bailey Kray S 6’ 0” Jr. 4 Riley Fawcett OH 5’ 8” Fr. 5 Alexa Dowdell M/OP 5’11 Fr. 6 Alida Holt OH 5’ 8” Fr. 7 Carly Hargrave MH 6’ 1” Sr. 8 Taylor Gee MH/OH 5’ 9” Jr. 9 Macy Hayashi OH 5‘ 9“ So. 10 Sarah Fincher OH 5’ 9” So. 11 Lindsey Compton OH/S 5’10” So. 12 Taylor Lum MH/OH 5’11” Fr. 14 Shannon Waltz MH 6’ 0” Sr. 15 Kirsten Brehmer MH/OPP 5’11” Sr. 16 Emily Compton S 5’ 8” Sr. 24 Lizzy Balding LIB/DS 5’ 3” Sr.

Hometown (Previous School) Lake Forest Park, Wash. (Shorecrest HS) Corona Del Mar, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) Normandy Park, Wash. (John F. Kennedy HS) Mililani, Hawaii (Maryknoll HS) Honolulu, Hawaii (Roosevelt HS) Happy Valley, Ore. (Clackamas HS) San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo HS) Hilo, Hawaii (Waiakea HS) Reno, Nev. (Southwest Baptist Univ.) Portola, Calif. (Portola HS/U. of Hartford) Honolulu, Hawaii (Maryknoll High School) Honolulu, Hawaii (La Pietra High School) Evergreen, Colo. (Evergreen High School) Portola, Calif. (Portola HS/Boise St. Univ) Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou School)

Head Coach: Tom Shoji (5th year) Assistant Coach: Una Japundza (1st year), Peter Balding (1st year)

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2013 Bearcat Volleyball Team

Front Row (L to R): Lindsey Compton, Alexa Dowdell, Taylor Lum, Macy Hayashi, Riley Fawcett, Lizzy Balding, Emily Compton, Sarah Fincher, Alida Holt. Back Row (L to R): Assistant Coach Peter Balding, Assistant Coach Una Japundza, Elisa Ahern, Bailey Kray, Carly Hargrave, Shannon Waltz, Kirsten Brehmer, Taylor Gee, Head Coach Tom Shoji.

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Season Review After dropping 10 of their first 13 games to start the 2012 season, the Bearcats rallied back to win six of their final 10. That late-season surge brought Willamette’s overall record to 9-14, 7-9 in the NWC. Among those late season wins, none was bigger than their victory on Sept. 28 when Willamette upended #10 Puget Soung 3-2 after dropping the first two sets of the match. In her final season as a Bearcat, Madisyn Leenstra led Willamette with 284 kills and a 3.30 kills per set average. She recorded double digit kills in 14 of Willamette’s 23 matches.

Season Outlook Despite the loss of four productive seniors from the 2012 roster, Willamette remains rich in talent and is in a good position to compete in its sixth season under Head Coach Tom Shoji. With a combination of experience and talent, the inside unit will likely be the focal point of the WU attack. Senior’s Shannon Waltz and Carly Hargrave remain in the middle for the Bearcats while fellow senior Kirsten Brehmer and juniors Elisa Ahern and Taylor Gee are sure to get on the action as well. Emily Compton is starting her fourth year as the Bearcat setter. So far in her WU career, Compton has tallied 2213 assists, for an average of 8.61 assists per set.

Leenstra’s highlight game came on Oct. 5 against Lewis & Clark when she notched a career high 28 kills in the victory. For her efforts, Leenstra became the first Bearcat since 2004 to earn First Team All-NWC recognition.

Senior libero/defensive specialist Lizzy Balding will look to lead the Bearcats defensively. Splitting time through her junior year, Balding has recorded an even 600 digs to lead the Willamette active roster.

Junior Shannon Waltz was the only other Bearcat to earn conference recognition, being named Honorable Mention NWC for the second consecutive season. Waltz provided Willamette with 125 kills and 72 total blocks while leading the conference with a .301 hitting percentage.

With six newcomers on board in 2013, the Bearcats have added what coach Shoji thinks might be his strongest recruiting class yet.

Junior Carly Hargrave led the team in blocks with 103. She ranked third in the conference with a 1.20 blocks per set average. Hargrave also finished with 192 kills and a .276 hitting percentage. Junior setter Emily Compton notched 846 assists. Her 9.51 assists per set average ranked third in the Northwest Conference. Defensively, the Bearcats were led by senior Kathy Lee Glenn, who achieved 326 digs (4.79 avg.). She also finished second on the team with 29 assists.

Sophomore transfers Lindsey Compton and Sarah Fincher, along with true freshmen Riley Fawcett, Alida Holt and Taylor Lum are all expected to immediately help fill the void at the outside hitter position. Alexa Dowdell will also be counted on to provide depth at both the opposite and middle hitter positions. Willamette’s 2013 schedule kicks off on Aug. 30 in California for the Pacific Coast Classic. The pre-season schedule also includes a trip to the Colorado College Molten Classic (Sept. 6-7). The Northwest Conference schedule gets underway on Sept. 20 against Whitworth University. Willamette’s first home game will be eight days later against Pacific Lutheran, the defending NWC champions.

2012 Review and 2013 P review

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Lizzy Balding

Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou School) 5’3” • Senior • Libero

Played in a total of 59 matches and 192 sets at Willamette ... Recorded 202 digs in 2012 to put her at a team-leading 600 for her career ... Averaged 3.81 digs per set last season ... Set a career high with 24 digs at Redlands on Sept. 10 ... Led team with 232 digs in 2010 ... Played volleyball for four years at Punahou School ... Majoring in Psychology ... Parents are Peter and Mary Balding. YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/s E TA Pct Asst Asst/s SA SA/S SE 57/17 1 0.02 5 10 -.400 15 0.26 0 0.00 0 82/25 0 0.00 1 11 -.091 22 0.27 13 0.16 9 53/17 1 0.02 2 7 -.143 19 0.36 7 0.13 20 192/59 2 0.01 8 28 -.214 56 0.29 20 0.10 29 SP RE DIG Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 57 39 232 4.07 0 0 0 0.00 0 2 82 32 166 2.02 0 0 0 0.00 0 3 53 17 202 3.81 0 0 0 0.00 0 3 192 88 600 3.12 0 0 0 0.00 0 8

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kirsten brehmer Evergreen, Colo. (Evergreen HS) 6’0” • Senior • Middle Hitter/Opposite

Has played in 66 matches and 166 sets over three seasons ... Tallied a career high of 36 blocks in 2012 ... Achieved 14 digs in three different matches in 2010 ... Second Team All-Conference at Evergreen HS ... Also played tennis at Evergreen and competed at State ... Graduated with honors ... Studied in Italy this past fall ... Majoring in Studio Art ... Parents are Todd and Wanda Brehmer. YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/S 71/24 73 1.03 37/18 37 1.00 58/20 46 0.79 166/62 156 0.93

YEAR sp 2010 71 2011 37 2012 58 Totals 166

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RE 22 13 2 37

DIG 137 63 59 259

E 62 20 23 105

TA 282 140 145 567

Pct .039 .121 .159 .089

A 7 7 8 22

Asst/s 0.10 0.19 0.14 NA

SA 8 7 4 19

SA/s SE 0.11 26 0.19 7 0.07 9 0.11 42

Digs/s BS BA Total Bl/S BE BHE 1.30 3 31 34 0.48 4 1 1.70 1 9 10 0.27 6 0 1.02 3 33 36 0.62 1 2 1.56 7 73 80 0.48 11 3

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Emily Compton Portola, Calif. (Boisie State Univ.) 5’7” • Senior • Setter

Leads the team with 71 matches played in her career ... Contributed a team-high 846 assists in 2012 ... Had season-high 51 assists against Lewis & Clark in 2011 ... Earned 643 assists as a freshman, including a career-high of 55 assists versus Chapman in 2010 ... Played basektball and volleyball at Portola HS ... Majoring in Economics with a minor in Environmental Science ... Parents are Matt and Brenda Compton. YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/s 76/23 12 0.16 92/25 30 0.33 89/23 26 0.29 257/71 68 0.26 SP 76 92 89 257

RE 1 0 0 1

DIG 176 177 214 567

E 9 15 9 33

TA 65 107 109 281

Pct Asst Asst/s .046 643 8.46 .140 724 7.87 .156 846 9.51 .124 2213 8.61

SA 15 14 8 37

SA/S SE 0.20 15 0.15 10 0.09 12 0.14 37

Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 2.32 1 16 17 0.22 5 28 1.92 2 26 28 0.30 4 26 2.40 0 26 26 0.29 1 21 2.20 3 68 71 0.27 10 75

Carly Hargrave Happy Valley, Ore. (Clackamas HS) 6’1” • Senior • Middle Hitter

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Has appeared in 66 matches and 241 sets ... Achieved career highs in kills (192) and blocks (103) in 2012 ... Honorable Mention All-NWC as a freshman ... Led the Bearcats with 84 blocks in 2010 ... Earned a career-high 16 kills twice in 2010 ... First Team All-League as a senior at Clackamas HS ... Studied in London this past Spring ... Is majoring in Rhetoric and Media Studies ... Parents are Bill and Debbie Hargrave. YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/s E TA Pct Asst Asst/s SA SA/S SE 86/24 166 1.93 56 450 .244 6 0.07 11 0.13 10 69/19 121 1.75 48 336 .217 2 0.03 0 0.00 2 86/23 192 2.23 58 485 .276 2 0.02 0 0.00 0 241/66 479 1.98 162 1271 .249 10 0.04 11 0.04 12 SP RE DIG Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 86 0 23 0.27 18 66 84 0.98 13 2 69 0 7 0.10 10 52 62 0.90 9 1 86 4 4 0.05 7 96 103 1.20 6 0 241 4 34 0.14 25 214 249 1.03 28 3

Shannon Waltz Honolulu, Hawaii (La Pietra School) 6’0” • Senior • Middle Hitter

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Earned Honorable Mention All-NWC in 2011 and 2012 ... Has played in 67 matches over the past three seasons ... Produced 125 kills in 2012 and led the NWC with a .301 hitting percentage ... Led Willamette with 63 blocks (0.79 avg.) in 2011 ... Honorable Mention All-State at La Pietra School ... Studied in Washington D.C. this past Spring ...Majoring in Economics at Willamette ... Parents are Craig and Gretchen Waltz. YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals YEAR 2010 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/s E TA Pct Asst Asst/s SA SA/S SE 69/25 103 1.49 33 263 .266 2 0.03 14 0.20 9 80/25 119 1.49 48 322 .220 2 0.03 20 0.25 6 62/17 125 2.02 30 316 .301 5 0.08 19 0.31 9 211/67 347 1.64 111 901 .261 9 0.04 53 .251 24 SP RE DIG Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 69 1 34 0.49 10 41 51 0.74 5 0 80 0 33 0.41 7 56 63 0.79 7 0 62 1 48 0.77 7 65 72 1.16 2 0 211 2 115 .54 24 162 186 0.88 14 0

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Elisa Ahern

Lake Forest Park, Wash. (Shorecrest HS) 6’2” • Junior • Opposite

Appeared in 19 matches in 2012 ... Finished last season with 51 kills and 1.11 kills per set ... Achieved a career-high 14 kills at Redlands as a freshman in 2011 ... Also competes for the WU track and field team ... Won the NWC triple jump title in 2011 ... Is majoring in Physics with a minor in Math ... Daughter of Timothy Ahern. YEAR 2011 2012 Totals YEAR 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/s 59/22 80 1.36 46/19 51 1.11 105/41 131 1.24 SP 59 46 105

RE 12 4 16

DIG 83 77 160

E 48 28 76

TA 300 200 500

Pct Asst Asst/s .107 5 0.08 .115 11 0.24 .111 16 0.15

SA 4 1 5

SA/S SE 0.07 12 0.02 12 0.04 24

Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 1.41 8 36 44 0.75 4 1 1.67 1 27 28 0.61 3 1 1.52 9 63 72 0.68 7 2

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Taylor Gee

San Diego, Calif. (Rancho Bernardo HS) 5’9” • Junior • Outside Hitter

Has played in 30 matches and 69 sets during her two years at Willamette ... Achieved 81 digs, with 15 digs against Whitman in 2011 ... Second Team All-League as a senior at Rancho Bernardo HS ... CIF track and field finalist (throwing) in 2009 ... Majoring in Chemistry (Biochemistry track) ... Daughter of Missie Gee. YEAR 2011 2012 Totals YEAR 2011 2012 Totals

SP/MP K Kills/s 55/20 25 0.45 14/10 10 0.71 69/30 35 0.50 SP 55 14 69

RE 13 1 14

DIG 81 13 94

E 41 9 50

TA 139 46 185

Pct Asst Asst/s -.115 1 0.02 .022 1 0.07 -.081 2 0.02

SA 5 1 6

SA/S SE 0.09 6 0.07 1 0.08 7

Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 1.47 2 6 8 0.15 1 1 0.93 0 2 2 0.14 0 0 1.36 2 8 10 0.14 1 1

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Bailey Kray

Corona Del Mar, Calif. (Mater Dei HS) 6’0” • Junior • Setter

Has played in a total of 10 matches for Willamette while recording 23 career assists ... Provides the Bearcats with important depth at the setter position ... Played volleyball at Mater Dei HS ... Captain of her club team for three years ... Majoring in Sociology at Willamette ... Daughter of David and Lisa Kray. YEAR SP/MP K Kills/s 2011 8/8 0 0.00 2012 2/2 0 0.00 Totals 10/10 0 0.00 YEAR 2011 2012 Totals

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SP 8 2 10

RE 0 0 0

DIG 3 0 3

E 1 0 1

TA 2 0 2

Pct Asst Asst/s -.500 23 2.88 .000 0 0.00 -.500 23 2.30

SA 0 0 0

SA/S SE 0.00 1 0.00 0 0.00 1

Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 0.38 2 2 4 0.50 1 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.30 2 2 4 0.40 1 0

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Lindsey Compton Portola, Calif. (Univ. of Hartford) 5’10” • Sophomore • Outside Hitter/Setter

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Came to Willamette after spending a semester at the U of Hartford ... Three sport athlete at Portola HS ... Earned MVP honors in volleyball from 2009-11 ... Majoring in Chemistry at Willamette ... Is the sister of teammate Emily Compton ... Daughter of Matt and Brenda Compton.

Sarah Fincher

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Spent her freshman year at Southwest Baptist University, where she started in 16 matches and notched 89 kills ... Will fill one of the outside hitter positions at Willamette ... Double majoring in Computer Science and Mathematics ... Her parents are Neal and Ellen Fincher.

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Macy Hayashi

Hilo, Hawaii (Waiakea HS) 5’9” • Sophomore • Outside Hitter

Played in four matches and eight set for the Bearcats in 2012 ... Was a varsity player for two years at Waiakea HS ... Key Club International ... Served as Senior Class treasurer ... Majoring in Biology ... Her parents are Dale Hayashi and Diane Noda. YEAR SP/MP K Kills/s 2012 8/4 0 0.00 YEAR 2012

SP 8

RE 4

DIG 5

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TA Pct Asst Asst/s 4 -.500 0 0.00

SA SA/S SE 0 0.00 2

Digs/S BS BA Total BL/s BE BHE 0.62 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

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Alexa Dowdell

Mililani, Hawaii (Maryknoll HS) 5’11” • Freshman • Middle Hitter/Opposite

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Has the ability to play multiple positions and will provide the Bearcats with plenty of depth ... Named MVP of the OC16 Senior Invitational as a senior at Maryknoll HS ... Majoring in Mathematics with a minor in Environmental Science ... Daughter of William and Mary Kay Dowdell.

riley Fawcett

Normandy Park, Wash. (John F Kennedy HS) 5’8” • Freshman • Outside Hitter

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Will bring a great deal of athleticism to the Willamette roster ... Along with volleyball, she played softball and participated in the 4 x 400 relay team in track at John F. Kennedy HS ... Undecided regarding her major ... Her parents are Shannon and Roxanne Fawcett.

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Alida Holt

Honolulu, Hawaii (Roosevelt HS) 5’8” • Freshman • Outside Hitter Will challenge to play at the outside hitter position ... Selected as an HHSAA Eastern Division First-Team All-Star in 2011 ... Was named to the Senior Invitational All-Star Team in 2012 ... Undecided regarding her major at Willamette ... Daughter of Steven and Deanna Holt.

Taylor Lum

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Can contribute for Willamette at both the middle hitter and opposite positions ... Qualified for the Principal’s List and was an Honor Roll Scholar-Athlete all four years at Maryknoll High School ... Majoring in Psychology at Willamette ... Her parents are Ross and Erin Lum.

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Willamette Sports Medicine

Ken Smith, ATC

Head Athletic Trainer

Erin Scharer, ATC

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Dylan Borden, ATC Asst. Athletic Trainer

Silverton Hospital

Dr. David Thorsett WU Team Physician

Dr. Daniel Schweigert WU Team Physician

The Willamette University sports medicine program provides medical support to our varsity athletes. Athletic trainers focus on two components: service and education. Service includes the evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries suffered by our athletes. It also involves referrals to medical personnel when athletes become injured or ill. The education component is designed for any student interested in athletic training or other medical fields to gain valuable experience working in a clinical setting.

Students achieve experience by covering practices and games, and by working in the treatment centers where they help Willamette’s certified athletic trainers with rehabilitation of injuries. Our athletic training staff works closely with our team physicians from Silverton Hospital, the physical therapist from PT Northwest and the staff at the Bisohop Wellness Center on the WU campus to provide care for our varsity athletes. For information call: (503) 370-6672

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2012 Offensive Statistics

No. Name 13 Madisyn Leenstra 7 Carly Hargrave 4 Danica Reed 14 Shannon Waltz 11 Nicole Mertens 1 Elisa Ahern 15 Kirsten Brehmer 10 Mandara Hogarth 16 Emily Compton 8 Taylor Gee 6 Kathrin Miracle 24 Elizabeth Balding 12 Kathy Lee Glenn 2 Bailey Kray 9 Macy Hayashi 3 Alyssa Workman

SP MP-MS Kills Avg. 86 23-22 284 3.30 86 23-22 192 2.23 79 22-20 186 2.35 62 17-14 125 2.02 74 22-14 87 1.18 46 19-6 51 1.11 58 20-10 46 0.79 41 15-2 36 0.88 89 23-22 26 0.29 14 10-0 10 0.71 2 2-0 2 1.00 53 17-0 1 0.02 68 20-0 1 0.01 2 2-0 0 0.00 8 4-0 0 0.00 12 10-0 0 0.00

E TA Pct. AST Avg. SA Avg. SE 93 829 .230 6 0.07 25 0.29 31 58 485 .276 2 0.02 0 0.00 0 98 653 .135 9 0.11 17 0.22 30 30 316 .301 5 0.08 19 0.31 9 70 395 .043 14 0.19 8 0.11 24 28 200 .115 11 0.24 1 0.02 12 23 145 .159 8 0.14 4 0.07 9 24 159 .075 7 0.17 4 0.10 8 9 109 .156 846 9.51 8 0.09 12 9 46 .022 1 0.07 1 0.07 1 0 2 1.000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 2 7 -.143 19 0.36 7 0.13 20 0 12 .083 29 0.43 9 0.13 5 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 2 4 -.500 0 0.00 0 0.00 2 0 2 .000 23 1.92 1 0.08 1

Willamette Opponents

89 23-23 1047 11.76 446 3364 .179 980 11.01 104 1.17 164 89 23-23 1052 11.82 579 3486 .136 995 11.18 141 1.58 123

2012 Defensive Statistics

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Name SP RE Dig Madisyn Leenstra 86 19 182 Carly Hargrave 86 4 4 Danica Reed 79 25 189 Shannon Waltz 62 1 48 Nicole Mertens 74 17 187 Elisa Ahern 46 4 77 Kirsten Brehmer 58 2 59 Mandara Hogarth 41 15 76 Emily Compton 89 0 214 Taylor Gee 14 1 13 Kathrin Miracle 2 0 1 Kathy Lee Glenn 68 19 326 Elizabeth Balding 53 17 202 Alyssa Workman 12 0 7 Macy Hayashi 8 4 5 Bailey Kray 2 0 0 Team 22 Willamette 89 141 1590 Opponents 89 104 1626

Avg. BS BA TB 2.12 0 42 42 0.05 7 96 103 2.39 0 22 22 0.77 7 65 72 2.53 1 36 37 1.67 1 27 28 1.02 3 33 36 1.85 1 5 6 2.40 0 26 26 0.93 0 2 2 0.50 0 1 1 4.79 0 0 0 3.81 0 0 0 0.58 0 1 1 0.62 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0

Avg. 0.49 1.20 0.28 1.16 0.50 0.61 0.62 0.15 0.29 0.14 0.50 0.00 0.00 0.08 0.00 0.00

17.87 20 356 198.0 2.22 18.27 29 256 157.0 1.76

BE BHE 2 1 6 0 0 0 2 0 7 1 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 21 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 22 31

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Awards 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

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 Molly Blankenship 2010

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 First Team Shannon Pun 1999 All-Conference Jenni Linden 2001 Tracy Sanguras 1990 Amberly Glidewell 1991, Mary Butler 2006 Kelley Lindstrom 2007 1992 Jessica McGraw 2008 Alicia Wright 1994 Julie Stutzman 2009 Kathy Fisher 1996 Molly Blankenship 2009 Renee Purdy 1998,1999 Carly Hargrave 2010 Kelly Sorenson 2000 Madisyn Leenstra 2011 Jenni Linden 2003 Kristin Halleck 2003, 2004 Shannon Waltz 2011, 2012 Angie Sammons 2004 Second Team Madisyn Leenstra 2012 All-District Second Team All-Conference Cary Mooney 1987

Brandi Row 1993 Wendy Kyle 1993 Shirlee Harsch 1993

Season Results (9-14 Overall, 7-9 NWC) Date

Opponent

Result

Sept. 2 vs Occidental 0-3 L 24-26, 21-25, 20-25 Sept. 4 at Northwest Christian 1-3 L 19-25, 25-22, 23-25, 15-25 Sept. 7 vs. Dominican (Calif.) 2-3 L 25-23, 21-25, 17-25, 26-24, 13-15 Sept. 7 vs. Lakeland (Wisc.) 3-0 W 25-13, 25-13, 25-23 Sept. 8 vs. Greenville (Ill.) 3-0 W 25-15, 25-20, 25-19 Sept. 8 vs. Dominican (Calif.) 2-3 L 21-25, 25-23, 20-25, 27-25, 9-15 Sept. 12 at Western Oregon 0-3 L 12-25, 18-25, 25-27 Sept. 14 at Linfield* 2-3 L 19-25, 25-23, 19-25, 25-12, 12-15

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Date Opponent

Result

Sept. 15 Pacific* 2-3 L 25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 22-25, 11-15 Sept. 21 at Whitman* 0-3 L 25-27, 20-25, 18-25 Sept. 22 at Whitworth* 1-3 L 19-25, 21-25, 25-9, 23-25 Sept. 28 Puget Sound* 3-2 W 22-25, 9-25, 25-7, 25-23, 15-12 Sept. 29 Pacific Lutheran* 0-3 L 24-26, 17-25, 25-27 Oct. 5 Lewis & Clark* 3-1 W 23-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-23 Oct. 6 at George Fox* 1-3 L 25-17, 19-25, 20-25, 20-25 Oct. 12 Linfield* 3-2 W 25-8, 18-25, 25-20, 24-26, 15-11

2012 Statistics

Date Opponent Result Oct. 13 at Pacific* 3-0 W 25-15, 25-17, 25-14 Oct. 19 Whitman* 0-3 L 18-25, 21-25, 20-25 Oct. 20 Whitworth* 3-1 W 25-15, 25-11, 21-25, 25-14 Oct. 26 at Puget Sound* 0-3 L 24-26, 23-25, 23-25 Oct. 27 at Pacific Lutheran* 2-3 L 19-25, 23-25, 25-12, 25-18, 6-15 Nov. 2 Lewis & Clark* 3-0 W 25-22, 25-17, 25-14 Nov. 3 George Fox* 3-1 W 25-19, 21-25, 25-19, 25-17 * Northwest Conference match


Team History

Yea r 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Totals

Individual Records

O v e r a l l C o n f e re n c e Coach 31-9 19-15 17-18 8-22 5-23 1-9 5-19 3-23 10-21 14-18 19-1 21-19 21-18 40-15 37-13 30-5 29-11 26-8 13-14 14-8 17-9 10-14 7-14 11-15 18-8 19-6 1-19 4-22 4-22 6-20 11-13 9-16 8-17 9-14

507-498 (.504)

N/A * 5-5 N/A 0-10 2-8 N/A 2-8 1-9 2-8 2-10 6-6 7-5 7-5 12-0 * 11-1 * 12-0 * 12-2 * 16-2 * 11-5 12-4 12-4 7-9 4-12 7-9 10-6 13-3 1-15 0-16 0-16 4-12 8-8 5-11 5-11 7-9

203-213 (.487)

Linda Garrett Linda Garrett Jane Ellis Jane Ellis Jane Ellis Jane Ellis Debbie Adams Debbie Adams Kenny Hise Kenny Hise Kenny Hise Kenny Hise Chris Wells Chris Wells Chris Wells Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Marlene Piper Tricia Wright Tricia Wright Tricia Wright Tricia Wright Tricia Wright Tricia Wright Tom Shoji Tom Shoji Tom Shoji Tom Shoji Tom Shoji 34 seasons

* Conference Champions - 1979, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996

Honors

Kills

Career Season Set Avg. Match

1986 658 5.22 39

Hitting Percentage Season Match

.461 Mea Frantz, .765 Mea Frantz, vs. UPS

Career Season Set Avg. Match

Assists Season Set Avg. Match

3738 1469 11.66 88

Career Season Set Avg. Match

Digs

Career Season Set Avg. Match

Brandi Row Brandi Row Brandi Row Brandi Row, vs. WOSC

1838 Shirlee Harrsch 25.30 Shirlee Harrsch 141 Shirlee Harrsch, vs. GFC

S ervice Aces

Career Season Set Avg. Match

1992-95 1995 1994 1992 1993

1889 603 4.79 49

Brandi Row Alicia Wright Alicia Wright Kathy Lee Glenn, vs. Pomona

1992-95 1995 1995 Sept. 2, 2011

260 Mea Frantz 129 Mea Frantz 0.89 Mea Frantz 13 Mea Frantz, vs. SOSC 430 175 1.34 21 690 304 2.32 27

1990-93 1993 1993 1993

Mea Frantz Mea Frantz Mea Frantz Mea Frantz, vs. GFC

1990-93 1993 1993 1993

Mea Frantz Mea Frantz Mea Frantz Mea Frantz, vs. GFC

1990-93 1993 1993 1993

S ets Played Career Season

1992 1992 1992

Brandi Row Alicia Wright Alicia Wright Wendy Kyle, vs. Linfield Dana Newsom, vs. GFC

Block Assists Career Season Set Avg. Match

1992-95 1995 1995 Nov. 18, 1995

231 69 0.59 12 12

S olo Blocks Career Season Set Avg. Match

1992-95 1995 1995 Nov. 18, 1995 1992 1992

Total Attempts

Total Blocks

3 NCIC or NWC Players of the Year 11 AVCA and NAIA All-Region Teams 12 NCAA/NAIA All-America Scholar-Athletes 13 First Team All-Conference Athletes 19 Second Team All-Conference Athletes 20 Honorable Mention All-Conference Athletes 3 All-District Second Team Athletes 1998 AVCA Team Academic Award

Brandi Row, Brandi Row, Brandi Row, Brandi Row, vs. WOSC

485 Brandi Row 141 Wendy Kyle

1992-95 1992

Team Records

Record Season Year Kills 1861 1995 Hitting % .334 1992 Attempts 4487 1993 Assists 2081 1993 Service Aces 376 1992 Digs 2918 1993 Solo Blocks 484 1993 Block Assists 704 1993 Total Blocks 1188 1993

Single Match Year 88 WOSC 1995 .667 Oregon Tech 1992 273 Lewis & Clark 2005 79 Pacific Lutheran 1991 18 Western Baptist 1991 18 UC-Santa Cruz 2007 152 Lewis & Clark 2005 33 Southern Oregon 1993 64 George Fox 1993 74 George Fox 1993

WIN/loss RECORDS Highest Win-Loss Percentage Most Matches Won/Season Consecutive Matches Won Consecutive Sets Won

VOLLEYB ALL Records

.857 40 13 16

1994 (30-5) 1992 (40-15) 1994 1994

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The First University in the West Willamette’s curriculum and collaborative learning environment allow you to explore a wide variety of subjects that are critical to helping you navigate the world around you.

and collaborative learning environment for their students. They engage in scholarly research and publication, but they are also fundamentally committed to teaching and serving as mentors and advisors.

Whether working one-on-one with a professor, studying abroad, pursuing innovative research, interning with a business or nonprofit, or leading a campus organization, you can hone your creativity, global perspective and critical thinking for a lifetime of success.

Since 1990, 10 Willamette faculty members have been named Oregon Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation. They have been honored among the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country for excelling in teaching and positively influencing the lives and careers of their students.

Willamette professors contribute a wide range of expertise to create a dynamic

Why Willamette? NCAA and Northwest Conference competition Supportive coaching staff and team environment 25% of students are intercollegiate athletes 24% of students are multicultural Quality academics with highly engaged professors Student-faculty ratio of 10:1 Average class size of 14 50% of students study abroad 68% of students complete 1 or more internships Career development program

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WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY


With an average class size of 14 and a student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, Willamette provides a personal classroom experience where professors get to know you well, making it easy to find individualized help or ask questions. The life of the Willamette student is active, thought-provoking and focused on community — in the classroom and out. More than 100 student organizations, in addition to numerous athletic, leadership and service opportunities, help you develop your character in addition to your intellect — and have fun, too. Our students are engaged in communities locally and around the world. About 50% earn study abroad credit before they graduate, and 68% of students complete at least one internship while at Willamette. Academics come first at Willamette, but you still have time to compete. Our athletes, both formal and informal, have an enthusiastic network of supporters. Willamette’s NCAA Division III athletics program includes 10 men’s and 10 women’s sports and about 25% of students are DIII student-athletes. Our alumni say their time at Willamette was life-changing, and they credit their education with providing them the expertise they needed for a successful career and life — whether they went on to a job, prestigious graduate program, national fellowship or public service.

Salem, Oregon

Located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, the university is situated ideally to access all the benefits of the Pacific Northwest. Gorgeous forests, rivers, mountains and ocean beaches nearby. A relaxed and creative culture. Vibrant arts and music scenes. And, coffee shops on almost every block. Willamette University is in the heart of downtown Salem, Oregon’s capital, a community that is large enough to provide plenty of entertainment, yet personal enough that you’ll usually run into someone you know. When you want to enjoy some of Oregon’s attractions outside Salem, it’s not hard to find a university organized trip or an informal group of friends to join you — whether you plan to snowboard on Mount Hood, catch a concert in Portland or build a bonfire at the coast.

SALEM, OREGON

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CONE FIELD HOUSE Cone Field House is the home of Willamette’s volleyball team, plus the men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams. The arena includes Gordie James Court, which holds 2,500 fans, with plenty of seating on both sides of the playing surface.The court was redone in 2010 with the Bearcat logo added at center court. The WU volleyball court is connected to the Lestle J. Sparks Center. The Sparks Center includes the Fitness Center, which his available for use by the volleyball team. The Currey Classroom in the Sparks Center is a great location for team meetings and to evaluate player performances on video. Other facilities at WU include Sparks Field, where the men’s and women’s soccer teams play, McCulloch Stadium for football and track and field, John Lewis Field for baseball, the WU Natatorium for swimming, plus the WU Tennis Courts and the WU Softball Field. The Bearcats host cross country meets in Bush’s Pasture Park, the rowing teams practice on the Willamette River, and golfers practice at both Illahe Country Club and Creekside Golf Club.

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athletic Facilities

sparks CENTER Cone Field House is located in the Lestle J. Sparks Center. The Sparks Center also has offices for the Department of Athletics and the Department of Exercise Science. There are extra courts on the lower level for basketball and volleyball, plus handball and racquetball courts. There is a weight lifting and fitness center, as well as classrooms and locker rooms.


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. Willamette has won 28 NWC team titles since 2003. Current coaches at WU have achieved NWC Coach of the Year honors 24 times. 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.

NCAA Division III is where the true student-athlete studies and competes. The National Collegiate Athletic Association is the main governing body of collegiate sports, dividing levels of classification into three divisions. D3 institutions are largely regarded as leading academic institutions and do not offer athletic scholarships. Still, athletics in D3 is highly competitive. There are over 136,000 athletes at over 430 D3 colleges and universities and each one is studying to earn a valuable degree in preparation for the workplace while playing the sport that he or she loves. For D3 athletes, sports have been an integral part of our lives since our youth. From elementary school through high school, sports have complemented our educational experience. And as college looms, we want to continue playing the sport we love while receiving an education from a first-rate college. A D3 school is that fit.

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.

NORTHWEST C ONFERENCE and THE NCAA

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Coaching Staff Baseball

Aaron Swick Men’s Basketball

Kip Ioane

About Willamette

Location.................................................Salem, Oregon Founded................................................................1842 Enrollment........... 2,027 Undergraduate; 2,827 Overall Nickname........................................................ Bearcats Colors....................................... Cardinal and Old Gold National Affiliation............................. NCAA Division III Conference.................... Northwest Conference (NWC) Arena (Capacity)................... Cone Field House (2,500)

Administration

Dean of Campus Life...................... Dr. David Douglass Interim Faculty Athletic Rep........... Dr. David Goodney Associate Athletic Director.......................Judy Gordon Assistant A.D./Facilities & Operations...... Rob Passage Head Athletic Trainer............................Ken Smith, ATC Asst. Trainer/Coord. of Operations... Erin Scharer, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer................ Dylan Borden, ATC Athletics Comm. Director.................. Robert McKinney Creative Projects Specialist............Christopher Sabato Administrative Assistant.............................Kelli Snyder

Contact

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

Women’s Basketball

Peg Swadener Cross Country / Track & Field

Matt McGuirk Football

Glen Fowles Men’s & Women’s Golf

Patrick Daugherty Men’s & Women’s Rowing

Reba Knickerbocker Men’s Soccer

Lloyd Fobi Women’s Soccer

Hillary Arthur Softball

Damian Williams Swimming

Leslie Shevlin Men’s Tennis

Rick Wood Women’s Tennis

Becky Roberts Volleyball

Tom Shoji

Dr. Stephen Thorsett

Willamette University President Stephen Thorsett became the 25th president of Willamette University and professor of physics in Willamette’s College of Liberal Arts on July 1, 2011. Thorsett served previously as the dean of the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences at University of California, Santa Cruz. He joined UC-Santa Cruz as an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics in 1999. He was appointed to professor of astronomy and astrophysics and chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics in 2003.

David Rigsby

Willamette University Director of Athletics David Rigsby is in his third year as the director of athletics at Willamette University. He previously served in several positions in the campus life division, most recently as associate dean of campus life. Rigsby was a member of the baseball team at WU for two years before his career was shortened by an arm injury. He earned a B.A. degree from Willamette in 2000 with a major in Chemistry, and later added an M.S. from Duquesne University.

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Administration and Staff


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2013 SCHEDULE Aug. 30

UC-Santa Cruz

La Verne, CA

Aug. 30

University of La Verne

La Verne, CA

10 a.m. 12:15 p.m.

Aug. 31

Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Claremont, CA

12:15 p.m.

Aug. 31

Pomona-Pitzer

Claremont, CA

4:30 p.m.

Sept. 6 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 7

Colorado College Molten Classic* Colorado Springs, Colorado Bridgewater College (Va.) Lakeland College (Wis.) Colorado College vs. Consolation/Championship

1 p.m. MDT 3 p.m. MDT 12 p.m. MDT 2/4 p.m. MDT

Sept. 11

at Western Oregon*

Monmouth, OR

Sept. 20

at Whitworth University*

Spokane, WA

7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sept. 21

at Whitman University*

Walla Walla, WA

6 p.m.

Sept. 27

at Linfield College*

McMinnville, OR

7 p.m.

Sept. 28

Pacific Lutheran University*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 2

Lewis & Clark College*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 4

Pacific University*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 11

at University of Puget Sound*

Tacoma, WA

7 p.m.

Oct. 12

George Fox University*+

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 18

Whitworth University*

Salem, OR

5 p.m.

Oct. 19

Whitman University*

Salem, OR

6 p.m.

Oct. 25

Linfield College*

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Oct. 26

at Pacific Lutheran University*

Parkland, WA

7 p.m.

Oct. 30

at Lewis & Clark College*

Portland, OR

7 p.m.

Nov. 1

at Pacific University*

Forest Grove, OR

7 p.m.

Nov. 8

University of Puget Sound*^

Salem, OR

7 p.m.

Nov. 9

at George Fox University*

Newberg, OR

7 p.m.

TBA

TBA

Nov. 15-16 NCAA Regionals * Northwest Conference Match

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Family Weekend

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Senior Night

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