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Table of Contents & Credits In the Spotlight WVU on the National Scene Big 12 Conference Facilities Strength and Conditioning Athletic Training Mountaineer Family Mountaineers In The Community Student-Athlete Services Campus Life Mountaineer Excellence

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COACHING STAFF

Head Coach Jill Kramer One-on-One with Coach Kramer Assistant Coach Ted Wade Assistant Coach Sarah Kidd Support Staff

MOUNTAINEER PROFILES

Rosters Arielle Allen Nikki Attea Liz Gulick Monique Kemp Elzbieta Klein Kendall LaVine Evyn McCoy Anna Panagiotakopoulos Karly Rasmussen Hannah Sackett Brittany Sample Caleah Wells

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Preseason Notebook Schedule Opponent Information

Credits: The 2012 West Virginia University volleyball guide has been published by the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Managing Editor: Joe Swan Editor: Tim Goodenow Author: Abby Norman Page Layout & Cover Design: BlaineTurner Advertising, Inc., Tim Goodenow Photographers: All-Pro Photography by Dale Sparks, Bill Barrett, Bob Beverly, John Bright, M.G. Ellis, Pete Emerson, Dan Friend, Jeff Geissler, Tim Goodenow, David Green, Mike Hardy, Julia Lucas, Dan Nagy, Brian Persinger, Steven M. Prunty, Chuck Scheer, Steve Smith, Martin Valent, WVU Athletic

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT Choosing to become a Mountaineer student-athlete is special. Without a professional sports team in the state, folks across the state and throughout the region love West Virginia University athletics. Mountaineers have the unique opportunity to represent themselves, their teammates and their university to news media, alumni, friends, family and the general public. Your interaction with these groups is also part of your educational process. If you take advantage of these opportunities, it can have a positive effect, not only on your career as a student-athlete at West Virginia, but also on your life after you have donned the Old Gold and Blue.

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NO SCHOOL HELPS ITS STUDENT-ATHLETES MORE THAN THE PEOPLE AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY.

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WVU ON THE NATIONAL SCENE USA Volleyball is the National Governing Body for the sport of volleyball in the United States and is recognized as such by the Federation International de Volleyball and the United States Olympic Committee. The mission of the USAV High Performance Program is to build a national pipeline of junior volleyball athletes and coaches, creating broad opportunities for advancing the level of play, competition and skill development  throughout the sport.  Coaches Jill Kramer and Ted Wade have both coached for over six years with USA Volleyball Youth and Junior National teams that have posted a combined 45-6 record. Most recently, Kramer was an assistant coach for the 2011 U.S. Women’s Junior National team that finished fourth at the 2011 FIVB Women’s Junior (U-20) World Championships in Lima, Peru. Wade has been an assistant for over 30 international matches at two NORCECA Championships and two Under-18 World Championships. In 2004 and 2006, Wade was an assistant for teams that won a gold medal at the Under-18 and Under-20 NORCECA Championships, respectively. Both teams went on to finish fourth at the World Championships. Current freshman Anna Panagiotakopoulos was a member of the USAV High Performance Select Team from Arizona Region in 2008 and 2009. She was also selected to the U.S. Girls Select A2 team in 2009 and the U.S. Girls’ Youth National Training Team in 2010.

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KRAMER HAS WON A GOLD MEDAL WITH FOUR OF HER FIVE TEAMS INCLUDING THE TOP PRIZE AT THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE IN PULA, CROATIA WITH THE USA JUNIOR A-2 TEAM. 2012 VOLLEYBALL


BIG 12 CONFERENCE Beginning in 2012-13, the Big 12 Conference will be comprised of 10 institutions, with many having shared traditional rivalries throughout their histories. Member universities will include – Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech and West Virginia. Oklahoma State, however, does not field a women’s volleyball program. In 2011, the Big 12 finished for the first time in league history first in the final conference NCAA RPI rankings. The league also had eight of the nine teams finish in the top 50-also a league first. The final AVCA poll has included at least three Big 12 team in its final Top 25 poll every year since the conference’s inception. The Big 12 sent seven of nine teams to the 2011 NCAA Championships, with three of those teams receiving national seeds. The conference office is headquartered in Irving, Texas.

THE BIG 12 IS A STRONG CONFERENCE THAT, LIKE WVU, VALUES QUALITY ACADEMIC AND ATHLETIC PROGRAMS, AND HAS A GREAT TRADITION OF SUCCESS.

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WVU FACILITIES Stunning in its spacious yet simplistic structure and versatile in its myriad uses, the WVU Coliseum is one of the nation’s supreme showcases for college basketball, gymnastics, volleyball and wrestling. Whether it is during the day, when the sun shines down on the massive structure, or at night, when its golden lights make it an evening showcase, the Coliseum stands as one of the most striking facilities on the WVU campus. Several upgrades have taken place recently in order to be competitive in the Big 12 Conference. Items such as expansion of the strength and conditioning center, equipment room and training room, and refurbishment of the Coliseum roof were completed. The Coliseum features a club seating area, complete with private space for concessions, hospitality areas and rest rooms under the lower level seats. In 2008, new, state-of-the-art score/video boards, complete with high resolution video and expanded messaging capabilities, became part of the fan experience at the Coliseum. Panasonic, together with WVU, used the new video board systems as a showcase to feature the latest state-of-the-art video and audio technology. A new state-of-the-art directional sound system and lighting system was also installed in the Coliseum. The 14,000-seat domed arena has been the home of Mountaineer athletics for the past quarter of a century, but its many uses include commencement, concerts, conferences, floor shows and a host of educational and athletic events. The Coliseum ranks second only to the Mountainlair (WVU’s student union building) in everyday activity.

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STRENGTH & CONDITIONING WVU’s strength and conditioning staff ensures all student athletes are on year-long programs designed to continue improving the fitness capabilities needed in their sports To keep athletes in peak physical condition, West Virginia offers a variety of training areas and an array of strength programs designed to increase performance. All student-athletes will also have their own program individually calculated and updated throughout the year. Equipped with excellent amenities and staffed by some of the finest strength coaches in the nation, athletes who come to West Virginia know that they are in good hands when it comes to their athletic capacity. The main training area focuses for the volleyball team are anaerobic conditioning, aerobic conditioning, total body power and explosiveness, agility and quickness, speed, core strength, neural recruitment, balance and proprioception. Each athlete is educated on correct dietary habits and essential vitamins and minerals necessary to be an elite athlete. The athletes have the opportunity to meet with nutritionists, go on guided grocery store tours and receive diets designed specifically for them.

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ALL STUDENT-ATHLETES WILL ALSO HAVE THEIR OWN PROGRAM INDIVIDUALLY CALCULATED AND UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. 2012 VOLLEYBALL


ATHLETIC TRAINING

The West Virginia athletic training program looks to get its student-athletes back on the field in a timely manner while providing quality health care for its student-athletes and coaches.

The scope of the athletic training services encompass various domains including injury recognition, treatment, rehabilitation, prevention, education, and counseling that will enable the athlete to maintain an optimal quality of life beyond the span of athletic competition. Multiple athletic training rooms are available for studentathletes furnished with the latest in technology and equipment.

THE ATHLETIC TRAINING STAFF WILL WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE TEAM PHYSICIANS AND ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION TO ASSURE THE STUDENTATHLETES RECEIVE QUALITY CARE THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREERS AT WVU.

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MOUNTAINEER FAMILY

Coach Jill Kramer has created a family-type atmosphere for her student-athletes, coaching staff and fan base. WVU teammates are victorious on the field and members of a tightly knit circle of friends.

Possessing both a competitive spirit and the warmth of a family, the Mountaineer volleyball program is destined to continue its success.

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MOUNTAINEERS IN THE COMMUNITY

THE MOUNTAINEERS ARE FREQUENT VISITORS TO THE WVU CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL AND HAVE SENT VALENTINES DAY CARDS TO THE TROOPS IN IRAQ THE LAST FEW YEARS.

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Winning and working hard are important to the West Virginia University volleyball team. But becoming successful and positive role models on and off the court is just as significant to them. The Mountaineers give back to the Morgantown and surrounding communities every chance they get. The team regularly donates its time and volleyball knowledge by hosting and teaching free clinics for local children to learn the fundamentals of the sport. Along with strengthening the youngsters’ volleyball skills they also teach the participants the importance of good sportsmanship, courage, determination and hard work. Mountaineer coaches and players also take part in Relay For Life of Monongalia County, the American Cancer Society’s signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES West Virginia University offers a variety of services and programs to help student-athletes maximize their academic potential. Department staff members work with coaches, on campus student service providers and faculty to help student-athletes meet the unique demands of the classroom, the sporting arena and the personal-social challenges they face as developing adults. While many of the headlines center on the Mountaineers’ accomplishments on the playing field, West Virginia athletes have also made some noteworthy strides in the classroom. Some of those strides include a string of nine consecutive years where the department has had at least one first team Academic All-American. To help its student athletes achieve academic success, one of the nation’s finest facilities resides in the WVU Coliseum – The Athletic Academic Performance Center. The 8,000-square foot facility provides individual and group study areas, a plethora of computer stations and the latest in fingerprint technology used when signing in.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SERVICES

West Virginia University’s graduation rate for student-athletes has been impressive, to say the least, over the past eight years. The ratio of student-athletes graduating to the general student body has increased almost every year. WVU’s combined varsity athletic teams have an Academic Progress Rate (APR) score of 975 according to data released today by the NCAA. The APR is based upon eligibility and retention of student-athletes over a four-year period, used as an assessment of real-time academic success. WVU’s average APR score of 975 is up one point from last year’s average is higher than the NCAA’s overall four-year APR average score of 973. For the 2010-11 academic year, West Virginia had three teams with perfect 1,000 scores: gymnastics, rowing and men’s soccer. The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) provides a forum for the “voice of the student-athlete” on WVU’s campus. SAAC membership provides feedback to administration about how to better WVU athletic programs. They offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

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Character: Public, land-grant institution, founded in 1867.

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Research Classification: Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Research Funding: Faculty conduct $174 million annually in sponsored contracts and research grants. Combined WVU Expense Budget: Approximately $955 million. Accreditations: North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and dozens of specialized academic accrediting agencies. Governance: WVU is governed by the WVU Board of Governors and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Location: Morgantown, W.Va., population 28,654, rated “No. 1 Small City in America” by BizJournals.com for its exceptional quality of life. Within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C., to the east, Pittsburgh, Pa., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the northwest. Other recent rankings: One of “Best Sports Cities” by Sporting News; 5th “Best Small Metro” by Forbes; 12th overall “Hottest Small City by Inc.; one of “50 Smartest Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s; one of the “Best Cities for Jobs” by MSN Careers; one of the 50 best places to launch a small business by CNNMoney. com; and the second-ranking “Best College Town for Jobs” by Forbes. Student Profile: Fall 2011 enrollment was 29,617 (15,294 West Virginia residents, 14,323 nonresidents). Academic Excellence: WVU ranks nationally for prestigious scholarships – 25 Rhodes Scholars, 22 Truman Scholars, 35 Goldwater Scholars, two British Marshall Scholars, two Morris K. Udall Scholars, five USA Today All-USA College Academic First Team Members (and 11 academic team honorees), nine Boren Scholars, five Gilman Scholars, 30 Fulbright Scholars and one Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholar. Degrees Granted: In 2010-11, WVU awarded 6,289 degrees, over 35% of which were graduate or professional level. Faculty & Staff Profile: Excellent faculty—18 of whom have been named Carnegie Foundation Professors of the Year—guide and mentor students. Academics: 13 colleges and schools offering 191 bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree programs in agriculture, natural resources and design; arts and sciences; business and economics; creative arts; dentistry; engineering and mineral resources; human resources and education; journalism; law; medicine; nursing; pharmacy; physical activity and sport sciences.

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Student Living Experience: The First-Year Experience—unique among state universities—helps students navigate their first year at WVU. A sampling of services: Lincoln Hall, a residential college; Resident Faculty Leaders, faculty couples who live in the halls to mentor and guide students; and Adventure West Virginia, an outdoor freshman orientation program. All WVU students benefit from a vibrant array of student life programs, including a Festival of Ideas lecture series, bringing the world’s top minds to campus to share their experiences and knowledge; WVUp All Night, a weekend package of safe, fun, and healthy activities; an award-winning Student Recreation Center. Transportation: University buses operate free on a year-round basis as does the Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system—a computer-directed system that glides along 8.7 miles of guideway between Downtown, Evansdale, and Health Sciences Center campuses. In addition, Morgantown’s expanded MountainLine bus service offers free rides to students and employees. WVU ID required for all services. Safety: WVU has one of the safest college campuses in America, with 24-hour police protection and 37 outdoor emergency phones. Student Organizations: Choose from over 300 student organizations, or participate in an active intramural program and a variety of club sports. Study Abroad: More than 900 students participate in University-led study abroad programs and international exchanges. Civic Engagement: The Center for Civic Engagement develops and organizes service learning and volunteer opportunities for students and faculty and consults with academic units on incorporating civic engagement into the curriculum. Last year, about 15,726 WVU students contributed 204,000 hours of service to the community. Scholarships & Aid: Approximately $10 million a year is awarded by the WVU Scholars Program; more than 5,000 students benefit from this program annually. In addition, there are many different types of scholarships available based on academic record, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. Parents Club: The Mountaineer Parents Club, with more than 20,000 members in clubs across the state and nation, fosters success by connecting parents and family members with the student experience. The organization sponsors events on and off-campus, has a newsletter, a toll-free helpline (1-800-WVU-0096), parent electronic news, and a “Parent Perk” program. Membership is free.

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE

Team Record Baseball: 23-32, 9-18 Big East Cross Country: 8th place at the NCAA Championships Men’s Basketball: 19-14, 9-9 Big East; NCAA Second Round Women’s Basketball: 24-10, 11-5 Big East; NCAA Second Round Football: 10-3, 5-2 Big East; Big East Champions; 2012 Discover Orange Bowl Champions Gymnastics: 21-5, 12-1 EAGL; EAGL Champions; NCAA Regionals Rifle: 12-2, 5-1 GARC; GARC Champions; 6th place at NCAA Championships Rowing: 7th Big East Men’s Soccer: 11-8-1, 6-3 Big East, NCAA Second Round

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Women’s Soccer: 17-5-0, 10-1-0 Big East; Big East Division Champions, Big East Tournament Champions, NCAA First Round Men’s Swimming and Diving: 4th Big East (1 NCAA Qualifier) Women’s Swimming and Diving: 3rd Big East; 5 NCAA Qualifiers – 26th at NCAA Championships Women’s Tennis: 4-16, 1-6 Big East Women’s Track: Indoor: 11th Big East; Outdoor: 5th Big East (10 NCAA Regional Qualifiers, 2 NCAA National Qualifiers –34th at NCAA Outdoor Championships) Volleyball: 7-19, 5-9 Big East Wrestling: 9-4, 4-2 EWL (6 NCAA Qualifiers) Team Conference Champions Football, Big East Regular-Season Champions Gymnastics, EAGL Champions Women’s Soccer, Big East regular season and Tournament Champions Rifle, GARC Champions Individual Conference Champions Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: 500 free, 200 free, 800 free relay, 1,650 free Big East Champion Chelsea Carrier-Eades women’s track: 100-meter hurdles

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Beth Deal, gymnastics: EAGL Champion balance beam Kata Fodor, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Mike Morales, wrestling: EWL 141 Mandie Nugent, women’s swimming: 100 fly, 200 fly, 800 free relay Big East Champion Matt Ryan, wrestling: EWL 184 Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Champion - all-around, vault, uneven bars Danielle Smith, women’s swimming: 800 free relay Brandon Williamson, wrestling: EWL 285 Petra Zublasing, rifle: GARC air rifle, smallbore, combined score champion NCAA Champions Petra Zublasing, rifle: air rifle First Team All-Americans Tavon Austin, football: Associated Press, CBSSports.com College Football, Phil Steele’s Chelsea Carrier-Eades, women’s track: 100-meter hurdles and heptathlon Kaitlyn Gillespie, women’s cross country Kate Harrison, women’s cross country Erica Henderson, women’s soccer: NSCA Kevin Jones, men’s basketball: John R. Wooden Petra Zublasing, rifle: NRA smallbore and air rifle


Academic All-Americans Kaylyn Christopher, track/cc, third team Kaitlyn Gillespie (Track/Cross Country), first team Kate Harrison (Track/Cross Country), first team Ahna Lewis, track/cc, third team Petra Zublasing, rifle, second team Conference Major Awards Tavon Austin, football: Big East Special Teams Player of the Year Rachael Burnett, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Andy Bevin, men’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Thomas Kyanko: GARC Rookie of the Year, GARC Scholar Athlete Tina Maloney, gymnastics: EAGL MVP Bry McCarthy, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Defensive Player Blake Miller, women’s soccer: Big East Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player Kate Schwindel, women’s soccer: Big East Rookie of the Year Hope Sloanhoffer, gymnastics: EAGL Gymnast of the Year Petra Zublasing: GARC Shooter of the Year

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MOUNTAINEER EXCELLENCE Coaching Awards Jon Hammond, rifle: NRA Distinguished College Coach Dana Holgorsen, football: FWAA First Year Coach of the Year Nikki Izzo-Brown, women’s soccer: 2011 Frontier Field Walk of Fame inductee Vic Riggs, women’s swimming: Big East Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year

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30................................... Head Coach Jill Kramer 32.......................One-on-One with Coach Kramer 34............................... Assistant Coach Ted Wade 35.............................Assistant Coach Sarah Kidd 36.....................................................Support Staff

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Jill Kramer Head Coach Third Season (22-34)

Jill Kramer was named West Virginia University’s third volleyball coach on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, a day before the start of fall training camp. In her first two years, Kramer has hit the ground running as WVU began the 2010 season with its best start since 1987, posting a 4-0 record at the WVU Classic with senior captain Lauren Evans named the tournament’s most valuable player and high point scorer. In 2010, the Mountaineers defeated Marshall for the first time since 2001 with a dominating 3-0 win in the WVU Coliseum. Under Kramer’s guidance, WVU also went on to defeat USF, 3-1, for the first time since 2005. The Mountaineers also shutdown Pitt, 3-2, in 2010 and 2011 for the second and third wins in program history and the first series wins in more than 40 years. Also in her inaugural year, the Mountaineers closed out the season just one match shy of a Big East Tournament appearance, finishing 15-15. Kramer’s influence on defensive play was seen when WVU ranked as high as No. 1 in the Big East and nationally for digs per set in 2010 and 2011. In 2011, Kramer coached first-time libero Serinna Russo to a final ranking of No. 7 in the nation and No. 2 in the Big East ranking in digs per set.

Kramer came to West Virginia after spending two seasons as an assistant at Virginia, where she made an immediate impact on the Cavaliers’ volleyball program. In her first season, where she coordinated all recruiting efforts, Kramer helped coach Lee Maes bring the program its first-ever nationally ranked recruiting class, posting a No. 15 ranking by PrepVolleyball.com. She followed that up in her second year with a class that was tabbed No. 9 by PrepVolleyball.com. Prior to her stint at Virginia, Kramer spent two seasons (2006-07) as an assistant at Alabama, helping the Crimson Tide reach the NCAA tournament in consecutive years. At Alabama, she was involved in all aspects of the program, including on-court training and opponent scouting and recruiting, while also tutoring two-time All-American Crystal Hudson. In her second

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season with the Crimson Tide, Kramer served as the recruiting coordinator, bringing in the first ranked recruiting class in Tide volleyball history, a No. 27 ranking by PrepVolleyball.com. Kramer began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant at Texas San Antonio from 2003-05. UTSA advanced to the Southland Conference tournament in each of her three seasons, including a championship berth in 2005. While coaching at UTSA, Kramer also was the co-director for the Alamo Volleyball Club, coaching the 17-and-under team. She oversaw all player and coach development while Alamo grew to 26 teams and over 250 athletes. During her time there, 17 teams qualified for the Junior Olympics, and six of those teams earned medals and 12 players earned All-America awards.


Kramer also has been involved with USA Volleyball for the past five years. Kramer’s teams have posted a 27-1 record during her time with USA Volleyball. In 2006 as an assistant with the USA Junior A-2 training camp and Red team, the squad won Gold at the High Performance Championship. As an assistant in 2007, the USA Junior A-2 team won the Gold medal at the Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia. As a co-coach in 2009, Kramer led the USA Youth A-2 team to a Gold medal at the High Performance Championships. In the summer of 2010, as an assistant on the USA Senior A-2 Blue team, Kramer helped her team to a gold medal at the USA Open National Championships. From 2007-09, Kramer coached at the USA Women’s National Team tryouts in Colorado Springs, Colo. Her coaching career began in 1998 as an assistant for the 16-and-under national team of the Metroplex Volleyball Club, currently Texas Advantage, in Fort Worth, Texas. Kramer, formerly Jill Pape, was a four-year letterwinner and team captain at Texas Christian from 1996-99. She was a member of TCU’s inaugural volleyball team and a part of the first graduating class. Her 1999 senior class was TCU’s first four-year group of volleyball studentathletes. A native of San Antonio, Kramer earned a bachelor of business administration degree in marketing from TCU in 2000 and is currently completing USA CAP Level I and II certification. She is married to Willem Kramer of The Netherlands.

Kramer Year-By-Year at WVU Year Record 2010 2011 Totals

15-15, 5-9 Big East 7-19, 5-9 Big East 22-34, 10-18 Big East

Teams Kramer Has Beaten As WVU Head Coach Akron Army Buffalo Campbell DePaul

East Carolina

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volleyball, it automatically puts our players in a driver’s seat to be a role model for them. Getting them into the gym and interacting with youth in the community is really important for our player’s development as well as the development of youth in the community. We would eventually love to have kids from this club and from Morgantown on our team. It is going to take awhile, but we would like to develop some talent within. It is a good opportunity for us to try and create some great volleyball players.

Q&A With Jill Kramer A sit down with WVU’s third-year coach What is your coaching philosophy and how has it evolved over the past couple of years? My coaching philosophy hasn’t changed since I have been here. I do think it has evolved a bit, but it still has the same core principles where we do our best to put the players first. We focus on helping them become their best rather than the outcome of the match. The academic part of it is really big for us, and that has really started to pay off. We keep a really positive environment in the gym and around our entire team in general in everything we do. We have created a lot of ownership with the players on the team. They understand that they are in control, so to speak, of their own destiny with what is going on. What we have been able to create the past couple of years is a culture of trust, ownership, discipline, strong work ethic and just thoughtfulness and mindfulness in general which, is exactly where we want to be. I believe that consistency with the group is really important in all facets. It is important to get everyone on the same page to realize that their performance in the classroom affects their performance on the court. It is also important for our team to take care of one another off the court. Being a student-athlete is not easy. It takes a lot of discipline to manage your time and make good decisions. Our team is doing a good job of helping one another prioritize what is most important, which are our academic and athletic success.

There seems to be a lot of hype building around the volleyball team here at WVU. How important has it been to have so much support from President James P. Clements and Director of Athletics Oliver Luck? President Clements actually sent me an e-mail the day I accepted the position, which I thought was fabulous. President Clements and Oliver have been extremely supportive of our program since my arrival. They both attend matches regularly and have actually encouraged the Mountaineer Maniacs to support our program more, which is really paying off for us. They make themselves very available with recruiting and with our current players when they need them. I know President Clements and Oliver have both written recommendation letters for former athletes. Things like that are really big but they also understand the level of volleyball in the Big 12 and where we are starting in the whole scheme of things, and where we need to be to be able to compete at a high level. Just their knowledge and awareness of the environment in the Big 12, and in volleyball in general helps us to be able to take steps in the right direction. When the men at the top are supporting us, things definitely fall into place much easier. Recently you began the very first Mountaineer Volleyball Club. Why is this important for the growth of volleyball in the state of West Virginia? We feel like it is important for kids to get a volleyball in their hands as early as possible since a lot of it has to do with just touch on the ball and hand/eye coordination. The earlier kids can start playing, the greater their potential is to become better in the future. I also think that as soon as a kid gets involved with

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There is music played throughout practice. Is this to help the energy level or is it to help in learning to deal with distractions during matches? It is a little bit of both. We have to learn to deal with distractions all of the time during matches, so I don’t see why it would be any different in practice. For the most part, I really like listening to upbeat music or music that just makes you feel good – I want my players to feel good. I think that players deal with enough adversity in competition from other teams and fans, and I want them to feel when they are in our gym that everyone that is there is behind them 100 percent. That is the kind of culture I like to create. At the same time, we are going to go to places that have a pretty rowdy and hostile atmosphere, so those weeks preceding those games we will use the music in practice to create a similar environment. The players are not only athletes, but they are also students. How do you stress the importance of academics on a daily basis to the players? To put an emphasis on academics, the girls actually put together an academic plan for our staff. Our staff has become much more hands on in academics. Academics are important and crucial for every one of our athletes’ future. We also wanted to make sure they understood how important their academics are to our success. If we were in town, our staff was there. It is important that the girls know that we are invested in their academics and that we think it is important. Those are some things we have done to make sure it is going in the right direction. We will have study hall where we are all involved in the fall. The girls have study hall on the road with study buddies, so that they have people they will study with. We have times when we are on the bus, and the televisions and music are off so that they get an hour to study. We try to do it in smaller blocks so that they can actually take some time and get some stuff done. We make sure that they understand that their success in the classroom or in their academic field is going to affect them as they enter the work force and when they stop playing volleyball which, eventually will happen.


The way our team presents itself as a whole is important. We actually have study hall as a team on a daily basis. They understand that what they do in the classroom will affect them on the court whether they want it to or not. If you procrastinate and you don’t get your stuff done in the classroom, you are going to bring stress into every part of your life and we make sure that they understand that. What goals do you have for the future of the program? My first goal would be to have the highest team GPA on campus. I know that we have some great programs academically that we are competing against, but I would like to get us there. We strive to be a top-25 program. It doesn’t happen overnight, but with hard work and dedication from everyone involved, it is a realistic and attainable goal. Our entire department has been very supportive of our efforts to be successful on and off the court. Our immediate goal going into this season is to become the best team we can be this season and to make sure that we are playing every point. We are as physical as we can be every point, we are playing mindful and our head is in it the whole time. In a league like the Big 12, you don’t necessarily have to win a conference championship to make the NCAA Tournament. My next goal would be to make the NCAA Tournament for a program first. What type of players are you looking for to not only build the program, but also bring it to a more nationally known level? Mountaineers are young women who know what they want, who are confident, comfortable in their own skin, have something to prove and want to build something special

at West Virginia University. We are building a foundation from the ground up, so we need people that are going to be our foundation – our rock to build on. Mountaineers manage their time well with school, their social life and with volleyball. They are willing to put a lot of their own extra time and effort in the gym, on the sand, working out and being driven and having that type of mentality. Mountaineers want to be the one to make it happen. My goal is when we bring new Mountaineers in and say ‘gosh she has so much potential. She is such a great athlete,’ that she doesn’t stay potential, but becomes that volleyball player that she wants to be. That’s what we are looking for. We have a lot of confidence in our staff’s ability to create a very positive and productive environment for student-athletes to thrive in both academically and athletically. The team is now entering a new realm of volleyball with the Big 12. How does this impact the program? It impacts the program in a lot of positive ways. It automatically gives our program notoriety, especially in states like Texas, Kansas and Iowa where there is some really great volleyball talent. We have already been able to pull kids from that area, but I think now it is going to help even more. I am confident that we would have gotten our program to a substantially stronger level in the Big East as well but what this does in the Big 12 is it automatically gives us a boost and puts volleyball a little more in the forefront because it is such a highly recognized sport in the Big 12 conference. I think high school athletes that want to become great

college players and want to play against the best teams in the country are going to get an opportunity to do that every time they play a Big 12 match here. That has been a huge selling point for us. It has helped with staffing and I think we have been able to secure a really strong staff. We have one of the best in the country when it comes to a staff that kids would want come play for and have as mentors in their life. We have all trained players as young athletes and helped develop skill which is an important part of the game. You are not just rolling out a volleyball and playing; you have a plan and you are trying to take the tools that a player has and kind of hone them into the best that they can be. I am confident that we can do that here. This year, for the first time in program history, you will be playing a full round robin schedule in conference play. You will be playing every Big 12 team at home. How will you use this to create your own home environment and welcome them to Morgantown? We are tapping into every single aspect that we can. We are going to try and collaborate with some of the other sports here and kind of piggy back off of one another. Especially the teams that compete in the spring to where they will come and be a little bit more involved in our match promotion and build some camaraderie between sports. We also will have a pep band at all the Big 12 volleyball matches which we are really excited about. We think that will create a great home environment that will put us on par with the rest of the Big 12 teams since most of them have bands at most matches. We are really pushing to get a stronger following of the WVU Maniacs then what we have had in the past because those guys have been great for us. Now that you are entering the Big 12, how are you going to get the student body more involved in volleyball on campus? We will start by hosting our first, and we are hoping to be annual, Volleypalooza during welcome week. Immediately following convocation of welcome week, the students will be bused over to the fields between Towers and the Rec Center. We will be hosting a grass tournament where there will be 10 to 15 volleyball courts set up. We will be on teams and the men’s and women’s club volleyball team, Rec sports, WVU Maniacs and residence life will be involved. There will be live music, free food and a free t-shirt. It is a great opportunity for the students to learn about the sport of volleyball and how difficult it actually is to be great at it.

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Ted Wade Assistant Coach First Season

Ted Wade enters his first season as assistant coach for the Mountaineer volleyball program. Wade comes to Morgantown after spending the last four seasons at Virginia as an assistant coach. His responsibilities with the Cavaliers included team training, recruiting, organizing travel, maintaining the budget, running the Virginia summer volleyball camps and working with the defense and middle blockers. While at Virginia, Wade saw Simone Asque and McKenzie Adams selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team and Asque named to the All-ACC First Team. Wade coached Adams who earned two ACC Freshman of the Week honors and garnered ACC Freshman of the Year, AVCA East Region Freshman of the Year and VaSID All-State Player of the Year. In his time with the Cavaliers, Wade mentored five student-athletes to the All-ACC Academic Team and nine student-athletes to the All-ACC Academic Honor Roll. Wade came to Virginia from the Junior Volleyball Association of Austin, where he was the associate director and also a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Texas. Wade has also been an assistant coach with the USA Youth and Junior National Teams for over six years, where he has posted an 18-5 overall record. For five summers, he has been

an assistant for 30 international matches at two NORCECA Championship and two Under-18 World Championship. As an assistant coach on the 2006 U.S. Women’s Junior National Team, Wade saw the team win Gold at the NORCECA Under-20 Championship in Monterrey, Mexico, and then take fourth at the World Championship in Nakhonratchasima, Thailand. His 2004 squad won the Gold medal at the NORCECA Under-18 Championship in Puerto Rico, before finishing fourth at World Championship in Macau, China. He was also a part of the 2003 Under-18 team that took fourth at the World Championships in Pila, Poland. His responsibilities as an assistant coach included developing and implementing training programs, in addition to running drills, evaluating team talent and roster selections and managing team travel. He scouted opponents, kept statistics and taped practices. As a CAP Level II certified coach, Wade has served on the USA Junior Olympic Championships computer staff for nine years. He has also been a member of USAV High Performance Tryouts since 1998. Each December from 2002-06, Wade coached at the USAV High Performance Holiday Camp. He was also selected

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as a two-time guest coach with the Senior National Team, under head coach Toshi Yoshida. In his time with the Longhorns, he saw the team win the 1997 Big 12 Championship and share the 2007 title with Nebraska, in addition to reaching the NCAA Regional Finals both years. He was a two-year head of Texas’ men’s club volleyball team, leading them to a fifthplace finish at nationals in 1995. Wade also has been a member of the Austin Junior Volleyball Board of Directors since 1994. A graduate of the University of Texas in 1995, Wade earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with minors in economics, English and philosophy. He and his wife, Catherine, have a daughter Cameron, and a son, Ethan.


Sara Kidd Assistant Coach First Season

Sara Kidd became a part of the Mountain-

eer volleyball staff as assistant coach in June 2012.

Kidd joins the Mountaineers from Coast

Volleyball Club in San Diego, Calif., where she coached from 2010-12.

Before joining the Coast staff, Kidd was

the director of operations for the USC women’s volleyball program from 2008-10. In her time

vantage Volleyball. Kidd led four different teams

to the USAV Junior Olympics, with three of those

Team honors in 2000 and earned Jayhawk

teams qualifying in the open division and her

Scholar honors in 1999

17-1’s Austin Juniors team capturing gold in

2008.

sport management from Kansas in 2002

and a master’s degree in communications

A native of San Diego, Kidd played four

years at the collegiate level. Her first two seasons were at James Madison (1997-98), where she was an all-conference standout and conference Player of the Week selection. Kidd transferred to Kansas for her final two seasons (1999-2000), where she was a member of the Dean’s List and team captain for the Jayhawks in her senior season.

with the Trojans, the team posted a 68-17 record, qualified for the NCAA championships all three years and made it to the Final Four in 2010. Her duties included overseeing the program’s budget, organizing team travel, arranging recruiting visits, organizing Mick Haley’s annual volleyball camps and assisting in the day-to-day operations of the program.

Prior to USC, Kidd worked as a consultant

for the Austin (Texas) Sports Center. As an events director and programs coordinator, she planned and organized tournaments throughout the state.

While in Austin, Kidd coached at the

Austin Juniors Volleyball Club alongside current WVU assistant Ted Wade. She also served as an assistant coach for the Austin Juniors Europe Global Challenge team, in addition to Texas Ad-

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Kidd earned Big 12 All-Academic First

She earned her bachelor’s degree in

management from USC in 2010.


Will Cornell Volunteer Assistant

Hannah Roudebush Athletic Training Graduate Assistant

Abby Norman Sports Communications GA

Dr. Matt

Nick Presley Strength and Conditioning

Dr. Matt Lively Medical Director

Mackenzie Keenan Student Manager

Bubba Schmidt Varsity Sports Equipment Manager

Raymond Prior Sports Psychology Consultant

Joshua Saunders Student Manager

Jen Butler Athletic Trainer

Kelli Hinton Academic Advisor

Christopher Ferguson Student Manager

Katie Kane Associate Sports Information Director

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Alphabetical Roster No. Name Position Height Class Hometown 13 Arielle Allen OH 6-0 Jr. Lewistown, Mont. 2 Nikki Attea OH 6-3 Fr. East Amherst, N.Y. 17 Liz Gulick DS 5-9 Jr. Wheaton, Ill. 12 Monique Kemp MB 6-2 Fr. Pembroke Pines, Fla. 9 Elzbieta Klein OH 6-1 Jr. Gdynia, Poland 8 Kendall LaVine MB 6-3 Fr. Boulder, Colo. 14 Evyn McCoy MB 6-2 So. Clare, Ill. 10 Anna Panagiotakopoulos L 5-6 Fr. Phoenix, Ariz. 11 Karly Rasmussen S 5-6 Sr. San Marcos, Calif. 5 Hannah Sackett OH 6-0 Fr. Somers, Mont. 1 Brittany Sample S 5-7 Fr. Lewisville, Texas 7 Caleah Wells MB 6-1 Fr. Red Oak, Texas Head Coach: Jill Kramer (Third Season) Assistant Coach: Ted Wade (First Season) Assistant Coach: Sara Kidd (First Season)

High School/Junior College Fergus/Western Wyoming Williamsville North Wheaton North Dade Christian Colby CC Fairview Sycamore Xavier College Preparatory San Marcos Flathead Hebron Red Oak

Numerical Roster No. 1 2 5 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17

Name Brittany Sample Nikki Attea Hannah Sackett Caleah Wells Kendall LaVine Elzbieta Klein Anna Panagiotakopoulos Karly Rasmussen Monique Kemp Arielle Allen Evyn McCoy Liz Gulick

Position S OH OH MB MB OH L S MB OH MB DS

Height 5-7 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 5-6 5-6 6-2 6-0 6-3 5-9

Class Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr.

Hometown Lewisville, Texas East Amherst, N.Y. Somers, Mont. Red Oak, Texas Boulder, Colo. Gdynia, Poland Phoenix, Ariz. San Marcos, Calif. Pembroke Pines, Fla. Lewistown, Mont. Clare, Ill. Wheaton, Ill.

By Class Freshmen: 7 Sophomores: 1 Juniors: 3 Seniors: 1

By Position Outside Hitter: 4 Middle Blocker: 4 Setter: 2 Defensive Specialist: 1 Libero: 1

Pronunciation Guide Liz Gulick Goo-lick Karly Rasmussen Rass-moo-sin Evyn McCoy EV-an Anna Panagiotakopoulos On-a Pana-yota-ko-poh-los Caleah Wells Ka-lee-a Nikki Attea A-tea-a Elzbieta Klein Els-b-eta

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High School/Junior College Hebron Williamsville North Flathead Red Oak Fairview Colby CC Xavier College Preparatory San Marcos Dade Christian Fergus/Western Wyoming Sycamore Wheaton North


1 7 10 13

Brittany Sample 5-7 | Fr. | Setter Lewisville, Texas

Caleah Wells 6-1 | Fr. | Middle Blocker Red Oak, Texas

Anna Panagiotakopoulos 5-6 | Fr. | Libero Phoenix, Ariz.

Arielle Allen 6-0 | Jr. | Middle Blocker Lewistown, Mont.

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Nikki Attea 6-3 | Fr. | Outside Hitter East Amherst, N.Y.

Kendall LaVine 6-3 | Fr. | Middle Blocker Boulder, Colo.

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Karly Rasmussen 5-6 | Sr. | Setter San Marcos, Calif.

Evyn McCoy 6-2 | So. | Middle Blocker Clare, Ill.

Jill Kramer Head Coach Third Season

Tedd Wade Assistant Coach First Season

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Hannah Sackett 6-0 | Fr. | Outside Hitter Somers, Mont.

Elzbieta Klein 6-2 | Junior | Outside Hitter Gdynia, Poland

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Monique Kemp 6-2 | Fr. | Middle Blocker Pembroke Pines, Fla.

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Liz Gulick 5-9 | Jr. | Defensive Specialist Wheaton, Ill.

Sara Kidd Assistant Coach First Season


• 2011-12 academic all-conference • 2011-12 all-region • 2011-12 Region IX All-Region Team

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Prep • Four-year letterwinner at Fergus High • First team all-conference selection from 2006-08 • All-state selection from 2006-07 • Academic all-state selection from 2005-08 • Led Fergus to a Divisional Championship crown from 2006-08 • Also led the Golden Eagles to a state championship title in 2007 and 2008 • 2007 State Class A Tournament MVP • 2007 Montana Superstate selection

Arielle Allen 6-0 | Junior | Middle Blocker Lewistown, Mont.

At Western Wyoming Community College • Two-year letterwinner for the Mustangs • Played in 261 sets and recorded 537 kills and 226 blocks in two seasons

• Helped lead her team to a second- and third-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in 2011 and 2010, respectively • 2011 first team all-conference • 2011-12 AVCA Second Team All-America • 2011-12 NJCAA Second Team All-America

2 Nikki Attea 6-3 | Freshman | Outside Hitter East Amherst, N.Y.

Prep • 2011-12 AVCA Preseason All-America • Named to the Prepvolleyball.com 2012 Senior Aces 150 list • One of four finalists for New York Gatorade Player of the Year • A three-sport athlete at Williamsville North High

• A four-year letterwinner in volleyball, basketball and softball • Broke the single season and career record in kills and blocks for volleyball • Holds the single-season record in rebounds • Led the Lady Spartans volleyball team to the first ECIC Division Championship and undefeated record in 2011 • Channel 7 News Super Seven Athlete of the Week

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Personal • Daughter of Lyle and Jan Allen • Birthday is Nov. 10 • Majoring in marketing • Brother, Jesse, competed on the track and field team at Montana State and brother, Joey, competed on the track and field team at North Dakota • Has four brothers

• Helped Williamsville North receive its first sectional championship in school history for volleyball (2011), basketball (2010) and softball (2009) • First team All-ECIC selection from 2009-11 for volleyball • First team All-Western New York selection from 2010-11 for volleyball • All-state selection from 2010-11 for volleyball and for basketball in 2011 • Named first team All-ECIC in 2010-11 and an All-Western New York selection in 2011 for basketball • Led the Lady Spartan softball and basketball teams to the ECIC Division Championship in 2009-10 • Member of the 2010 ASA Eastern National Championship runner-up softball team • Won a gold medal in volleyball at the 2010 Empire State Games Personal • Daughter of John and Maria Attea • Has one brother and one sister • Birthday is July 2 • Majoring in pre-computer science • Dad played football at Canisius College


At West Virginia in 2010 • Saw action in nine matches and 17 sets • Started and played all five sets in her first Big East match against Georgetown and recorded a career- and season-high nine digs and one service ace • Posted 17 digs for the season

17 Liz Gulick 5-9 | Junior | Defensive Specialist Wheaton, Ill.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Played in 16 matches and 44 sets • Saw action in every Big East match while earning a starting position in three • Recorded a season-high eight digs against DePaul and Louisville • Posted one service ace against Rutgers,

which helped the Mountaineers record a season-high 10 service aces • Finished the season with 52 digs, two service aces and five assists • Recipient of the inaugural Female StudentAthlete Community Service Outreach Award

Prep: • Three-year starter and two-year captain from Wheaton North High • Named all-conference first team and to the Downers Grove All-Tournament Team • Played for the Sports Performance Volleyball club team that finished first at the Sugar Bowl JVA World Challenge Championships in New Orleans • Team also won the 2009 Junior Volleyball Directors Association National Championship Personal: • Daughter of Steve and Lise Gulick • Has two sisters • Birthday is Aug. 30 • Majoring in elementary education • Member of WVU Honors College • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll • Dean’s List

Gulick’s Career Statistics Year GP Kills E Atts Pct. Aces Digs Blocks Assists 2010 17 1 3 6 -.333 1 17 0 0 2011 44 0 3 7 -.429 2 52 0 5 Total 61 1 6 13 -.381 3 69 0 5

12 Monique Kemp 6-2 | Freshman | Middle Blocker Pembroke Pines, Fla.

Prep • Two-year letterwinner at Dade Christian • Miami Herald honorable mention from 2008-09 • All-Dade County Third Team in 2010

• Miami Herald Athlete of the Week on Sept. 13, 2011 • Also participated in basketball Personal • Daughter of Maurice and Valerie Kemp • Birthday is March 16

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• Majoring in pre-biology • Dad played basketball at Allen University, brother, Maurice, currently plays basketball at East Carolina and brother, Ryan, plays basketball at State College of Florida • Has three brothers


9 Elzbieta Klein 6-2 | Junior | Outside Hitter Gdynia, Poland

At Colby Community College • One-year letterwinner for the Trojans • Played in 126 sets and recorded 514 kills, 255 digs, 61 service aces and 35.5 blocks • Nationally ranked in the NJCCA at No. 5 in kills per set (4.08) and No. 23 in aces per set (0.48)

• All-tournament team member at North Platte, Colby Classic and Southeastern Community College •Named AVSR Player of the Week on Oct. 31, 2011 • Week #2 KJCCC Player of the week • Named NJCAA Player of the Week on Sept. 7, 2011 • 2011-12 all-region

8 Kendall LaVine 6-3 | Freshman | Middle Blocker Boulder, Colo. Personal • Daughter of Nils LaVine and Margee Prep

Sullivan-Watkins

• Two-year letterwinner at Fairview

• Birthday is Feb. 23

• Captain of the varsity volleyball team in 2011 • Varsity Athlete of the Week for Fairview on

• Majoring in pre-physical therapy • Has one brother and one sister

Oct. 9, 2011 • Named team’s most improved player in 2010

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• 2011-12 Kansas Jayhawk Conference First Team selection Personal • Daughter of Jan and Jadwiga Klein • Has two brothers and three sisters • Birthday is June 17 • Majoring in communications


14 Evyn McCoy 6-2 | Sophomore | Middle Blocker Clare, Ill.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Started and played in every set and match in her first season as a Mountaineer • Recorded a season- and career-high 10 kills twice against Robert Morris and Seton Hall • Put down six kills with only one error for a season- and career-high hitting percentage of .500 against St. John’s • Led the team with 82 total blocks • Posted a season- and career-high four block assists in seven different games • Finished fourth on the team in kills with 138 and third on the team in service aces with 12

Prep • Led Sycamore High to an IHSA State AAA Regional Championship title in 2010 • A Northern Illinois Big 12 All-Conference First Feam and All-Area player • Tabbed Honorable Mention All-State and AllConference First Team in 2009 • Team finished third in the state tournament in 2009 • Named team’s Best Blocker in 2009 • Served as team captain for Club Fusion • Named PrepVolleyball.com Classic 17’s tournament MVP

Personal • Daughter of Dwight and Dawn McCoy • Has one brother and one sister • Dad played football at U.C. Davis, basketball at Northern Illinois and rugby at Palmer • Birthday is Oct. 7 • Majoring in biology • Member of WVU Honors College

McCoy’s Career Statistics Year

GP

Kills

2011

91

138 75 449 .140 12 44 82

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Aces Digs Blocks Assists 2


• Won a Bronze medal at the USAV High Performance Championships in 2010 • Named to the U.S. Girls Select A2 team in 2009 • Chosen for the USAV High Performance Select Team from Arizona Region in 2008-09 • Led Spiral club team to 2010 Arizona Region 16 Open Championship and was a 2011 Arizona Region 18 Open Finalist • Qualified and participated in the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championship from 2007-2012

10 Anna Panagiotakopoulos 5-6 | Freshman | Libero Phoenix, Ariz.

Prep • 2011 AVCA All-America nominee • Four-year letterwinner at nationally ranked Xavier College Preparatory • 2011 Goldwater Tournament Champions

• 2011 Westwood Invitational Champions and member of the all-tournament team • Led the Gators to the 2010 Arizona High School State Volleyball 5A-1 Championship and was named Arizona 5A-1 all-region • Member of the USA Volleyball Youth National Training Team in 2010

At West Virginia in 2009 • Saw limited action as a freshman • Played one set against DePaul

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Prep • Three-year starter and captain at San Marcos High • Named team MVP during junior and senior seasons • Holds school record for most assists • First team all-league and second team all-section • Named San Marcos High female scholarathlete of the year in 2009 • Also played for 951 Elite Volleyball club team

Karly Rasmussen 5-6 | Senior | Setter San Marcos, Calif.

At West Virginia in 2011 • Came off the bench and ran the offense in five matches for the Mountaineers • Subbed in against DePaul and recorded a career-high three assistss • Stepped in against UTSA and St. John’s and recorded two assists • Finished the season with seven assists and one dig

Personal • Daughter of Christo and Connie Panagiotakopoulos • Birthday is April 7 • Majoring in pre-nursing • Dad played soccer at Nathaniel Hawthorne College and brother, Thanasi, played basketball at Northern Colorado before playing professionally in Europe with Iraklis in Thessaloniki, Greece • Has three brothers

At West Virginia in 2010 • Played in one set against Youngstown State and had six assists, four digs and one service ace

Personal • Daughter of Bryan and Brooke Rasmussen • Has one brother • Birthday is Oct. 14 • Majoring in marketing • Big East Academic All-Star • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

Rasmussen’s Career Statistics Year GP Kills E Atts Pct. Aces Digs Blocks Assists 2009 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2010 1 0 0 0 .000 1 4 0 6 2011 5 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 7 Total 7 0 0 0 .000 1 5 0 13

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5 Hannah Sackett 6-0 | Freshman | Outside Hitter Somers, Mont.

Prep • A four-year starter and two-year captain at Flathead, where she played in a school-record 428 sets • 2010-11 and 2011-12 Montana Class AA First Team All-State • 2011 Flathead Player of the Year

• Western AA All-Conference First-Team selection from 2009-11 • 2010 Montana Gatorade Player of the Year finalist • 2009-10 Montana Class AA Second Team All-State • Led the state of Montana in kills with 473 in 2009 • Received academic all-state honors all four years of high school

1 Brittany Sample 5-7 | Freshman | Setter Lewisville, Texas

Prep • 2011-12 AVCA Under Armour Honorable Mention All-American • 2011-12 Prepvolleyball.com Special Mention High School All-American • Named to the Prepvolleyball.com 2012 Senior Aces 150 list • 2011-12 Lonestarvolleyball.com All-Texas Team Special Recognition

• One of 73 finalists for the Andi Collins Award, which is given to the nation’s top prep setter • All-tournament team member at the 2011 Grapevine Tournament and 2011 Pearland Tournament • Transferred to Hebron High at the start of her junior year and led the Lady Hawks to the 2010 Texas 5A state championships and was named to the 5A State all-tournament team and TGCA 5A all-state team • 2010 District 8-5A Setter of the Year and 2010 Lonestarvolleyball.com Outstanding Setter

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• Set 16 different school records while at Flathead Personal • Daughter of Dean and Vivian Sackett • Has one brother • Birthday is November 17 • Enrolled in general studies

• 2010 Prepvolleyball.com High School AllAmerican • All-tournament team member at the 2010 Grapevine Tournament, 2010 Allen Tournament and 2010 Pearland Tournament • 2010 Pearland Tournament Most Outstanding Setter • 2010 District 8-5A Setter of the Year • Started prep career at Brandeis High, where she was a two-year letterwinner • Max Preps/AVCA Player of the Week on Aug. 25, 2009, and Nov. 7, 2010 • San Antonio Express News Player of the Week on Sept. 1, 2009 • 2009 All-District 28-5A First Team • All-tournament team member at the 2009 Seguin Tournament, 2009 NE Tournament and 2009 NS Tournament • Awarded the San Antonio Express News Game Ball on Oct. 28, 2008 • 2008 Brandeis High Volleyball Offensive MVP • 2008 San Antonio Express News Newcomer of the Year • All-tournament team member at the 2008 South San Antonio Tournament and 2008 Alamo Heights Tournament Personal • Daughter of Glen and Jessica Sample • Has three sisters • Birthday is Jan. 3 • Majoring in pre-civil engineering


7 Caleah Wells 6-1 | Freshman | Middle Blocker Red Oak, Texas

Prep • Named to the Prepvolleyball.com 2012 Senior Aces 150 list • 2011-12 Texas Sports Writers 4A Honorable Mention All-State • 2011-12 Texas Girls Coaches Association 4A All-State Team • 2011-12 Lonestarvolleyball.com All-Texas Team Honorable Mention

• Lettered two years at Red Oak, where she helped her team reach the regional finals in 2010 and the regional semifinals in 2011 • District 15-4A 2011 Hitter of the Year • District 15-4A 2010 Newcomer of the Year • Red Oak Student of the Month in Oct. 2011 • Received the recognition of Red Oak Hawk of the Month in April 2012

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Personal • Daughter of Samuel and Calinda Wells • Has two brothers • Birthday is August 1 • Majoring in psychology


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Caleah Wells

2012 Season Preview West Virginia enters the inaugural Big 12 season Season Preview The 2012 season is all about embarking on a new era for the West Virginia University volleyball team as its enters the inaugural season in the Big 12 Conference under the direction of third-year head coach Jill Kramer. Expectations In her first two seasons with the Mountaineers, Kramer led the team to back-to-back five-set victories over rival Pitt and has seen the team rank as high as No. 1 nationally in digs per set. With her influence on defense, Kramer has set her expectations high as the Mountaineers enter one of the premier conferences in the country. ”My expectations are for us to come out and play solid team volleyball. That is really what we are going to be focused on,” Kramer says. ”Our preseason is important to us because we need to enter the Big 12 in a good standing. My expectations are for us to have a solid preseason and get all of our systems and kinks worked out before the Big 12 season starts.” Rasmussen Chosen as a Leader Lone senior setter Karly Rasmussen will

lead a young squad that returns only one starter and welcomes nine newcomers, including two junior college transfers. ”I know that Karly is going to be someone that all the girls go to,” Kramer says. ”She is easy to talk to and understanding, but she also is good at holding all players to high standards, which is important of a great leader.” With the jump to a new conference, Kramer is expecting this young team to make an impact in the growing program. ”I am not worried about any particular person making an impact; the group needs to make an impact as a whole,” Kramer says. ”If they are bought into what we are doing, they trust us and they make the right decisions as a student-athlete, they are all going to make a great impact. That is what I am looking most forward to.” The Sole Returning Starter Sophomore Evyn McCoy will be anchoring the load of the Mountaineer offense as the only returning starter. McCoy was one of only four players last year to start and play in every set and match for WVU. The Clare, Ill., native finished first on the team with 82 blocks, third in service aces with 12 and fourth in kills with 138. ”Evyn’s actions are going to speak much louder than anything else,” Kramer says. ”She is going to need to come in and work hard in the gym every single day. She will have a lot of young kids looking up to her.

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”The jobs are open to anyone so she is going to have to work hard in the gym to be a role model, and she is also going to have to work hard in the gym to keep her role on the court.” Middle Blocker Newcomers Helping shoulder the offensive load at the middle blocker position, McCoy is joined by newcomers Monique Kemp, Kendall LaVine and Caleah Wells. ”Kendall, Caleah and Mo all have different strengths,” Kramer says. ”However we can utilize them to bring out their strengths is going to be what we do. It is going to be awesome to see which one of them is going to step up, and I am sure they all will. They all have an opportunity to make an impact this season.” Sample to Take the Setting Lead After losing four-year starter Kari Post to graduation, the Mountaineers filled the setter void with incoming freshman Brittany Sample. Sample, an AVCA Under Armour honorable mention All-American and a Prepvolleyball. com special mention High School All-American, graduated high school early and has been training with the team since January. ”The benefits of Brittany coming in early are that when fall starts, she knows what to expect,” Kramer says. ”We have such a large group of freshmen coming so it is nice when your setter just naturally becomes your leader on the court because of the way the position is


run. It is going to be really easy for her to step into the mother hen role with that group. She knows the ropes, she connected with the older players on the team and she will also be connected with the younger players on the team. I think you will see that is just going to speak volumes for our group when she comes in. She is comfortable with me, we have a great relationship and we were able to build that through the spring and the summer.” Offensive Role Given to Allen With the bulk of the offense lost to graduation, Kramer looks to junior college transfer Arielle Allen to take on the lead offensive role on the outside for the Mountaineers. Allen comes from Western Wyoming Community College where she helped lead her team to a second and third place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship in 2011 and 2010, respectively. For her efforts, Allen was named an AVCA and NJCAA second team All-American. ”Arielle is going to take a lot of swings,” Kramer says. ”She will be big for us on the pin and she has the stamina to get it done. She has the physicalness to get it done and is a well-seasoned player to be able to get it done.” Newcomers to the Outside Also filling a void at the net and at the outside hitter position for WVU will be newcomers Nikki Attea, Elzbieta Klein and Hannah Sackett. Klein joins the Mountaineers from Colby Community College. ”Nikki is coming off of an injury, but has the physical presence on the court to have a

great impact in the Big 12,” Kramer says. ”It is just a matter of how soon we can get her on the court and get her going. Ela is also an outside and will probably play outside and right side. She has nice size and is pretty physical, but overall she is just a smart player. ”Hannah is blue collar on the court. She transitions so well to get ready out of system and that is huge for an outside hitter. I think once we get to spend some time with her and kind of teach her the ropes of some different shots we want her to have and how she is going to be able to get it done on the outside, she is going to be great for us.” Defensive Specialists WVU finished the last two seasons under Kramer ranked nationally in the top 50 in digs per set. After losing digs per set school record holder Serinna Russo to graduation, Kramer looks to keep the tough defensive tradition alive when choosing a new libero. ”One thing about a libero is that I think it is great when we have a great defender at libero, but I think it is even better when we have a very solid passer at libero,” Kramer says. ”Typically when you look at numbers, serving and passing rather than digging is a much

Arielle Allen more important aspect of the game. That will be our key component as to who plays libero.” Junior captain Liz Gulick and newcomer Anna Panagiotakopoulos will be looked upon to fill the libero role. Gulick has played in 61 sets and recorded 69 digs and three service aces the past two seasons for WVU. Panagiotakopoulos comes from nationally ranked Xavier College Preparatory where she led the Gators to a state championship in 2010 and was a 2011 AVCA All-American nominee. ”Liz has played for us as a defensive specialist in the past and played as an outside hitter in the spring at six rotations,” Kramer says. ”I like to call her ‘Ice’ because I think she is a really great server and is awesome under pressure. We also have Anna who is coming in and was recruited as a defensive specialist or libero. That doesn’t mean that it is automatically her. She has to come in and she and Liz are who I think will be going after it. ”They are very different. Liz is calm, composed and leads by example in all realms of our team. Anna is just going to be stepping onto campus. She is a fireball and a sparkplug and can really fire people up. She is a really intense competitor and just makes people around her better and they will both be on the court in some capacity.” The Schedule The 2012 season is full of new beginnings for the Mountaineers as they face nine different opponents from six different conferences in the three home preseason tournaments including two first-time opponents in Central Connecticut and 2011 NCAA tournament participant Maryland-Eastern Shore.

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2012 Schedule West Virginia will face Texas in the school’s first-ever Big 12 event Date Opponent

Time

Date Opponent

Aug. 18

Noon

Oct. 6

Duquesne

4:00 p.m.

at Iowa State*

7:30 p.m.

Gold/Blue Scrimmage

Time

Aug. 24

St. Francis, Pa.#

2:00 p.m.

Oct. 10

Aug. 24

Central Connecticut#

7:00 p.m.

Oct. 13

Texas Tech*

5:00 p.m.

Aug. 25

Loyola-Maryland#

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 20

at Baylor*

6:00 p.m.

Aug. 29

Texas*

6:30 p.m.

Oct. 24

Kansas State*

6:30 p.m.

at Texas Tech*

7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 31

vs. South Carolina!

1:00 p.m.

Oct. 27

Aug. 31

vs. Navy !

5:00 p.m.

Oct. 29

at Kansas*

Sept. 1

at George Mason !

1:00 p.m.

Nov. 3

Oklahoma*

Sept. 7

Maryland-Eastern Shore&

3:00 p.m.

Nov. 10

Baylor*

5:00 p.m.

7:30 p.m.

Nov. 17

at Texas*

2:00 p.m.

Noon

Nov. 21

Iowa State*

6:30 p.m.

at TCU*

2:00 p.m.

Sept. 7

St. Peter’s, N.J.&

Sept. 8

Radford&

Sept. 8

Wright State&

6:30 p.m.

Nov. 24

Sept. 11

at Robert Morris

7:00 p.m.

Nov. 29-Dec.15 NCAA Tournament

All times are Eastern and subject to change

Sept. 15

Cleveland State%

5:00 p.m.

Sept. 16

Murray State %

2:00 p.m.

Sept. 22

TCU*

5:00 p.m.

Sept. 27

at Kansas State*

8:00 p.m.

Sept. 29

at Oklahoma*

8:00 p.m.

Oct. 3

Kansas*

6:30 p.m.

TBA

* Big 12 Conference match # Mountaineer Invitational ! The Mason Inn Patriot Invitational at George Mason University & West Virginia Golden Horseshoe Challenge % Gold and Blue Classic

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TBA


2012 Opponent Information

St. Francis (Pa.): Home | Aug. 24 | 2:00 p.m.

The 2012 season is full of new beginnings for the Mountaineers as

they face nine different opponents from six different conferences in the three home preseason tournaments including two first-time opponents in Central Connecticut and 2011 NCAA tournament participant Maryland-Eastern Shore. WVU will also be playing a full round-robin Big 12 Conference schedule for the first time in program history.

”The great thing about playing in the Big 12 is that you get to play

home and away,” Kramer says. ”This is going to be everybody’s first time coming to Morgantown. We want to really welcome them to our community and we want to show them what being a Mountaineer is all about. I think it is really important that we set a precedent that this is what you can expect when you come to the Coliseum to play.”

With no conference tournament and their sights set on the

NCAA Tournament, the second half of Big 12 play could determine the

Location: Loretto, Pa. Enrollment: 1,832 Conference: Northeast Nickname: Red Flash SID Contact: Dann Whitmore SID Phone: 814-472-3196 E-Mail: dew103@francis.edu Website: www.SFUathletics.com Head Coach: Chuck Mullen (IUP, ‘02), fifth season Starters Returning/Lost: 6+libero/0 2011 Record: 10-21

Mountaineer’s postseason chances.

Central Connecticut: Home | Aug. 24 | 7:00 p.m.

Loyola-Maryland: Home | Aug. 25 | 5:00 p.m.

Location: New Britain, Conn. Enrollment: 12,315 Conference: Northeast Nickname: Blue Devils

Location: Baltimore, Maryland Enrollment: 6,531 Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Nickname: Greyhounds

SID Contact: Tommy Meade SID Phone: 860-832-3057 E-Mail: St_MeadeT@ccsu.edu Website: www.CCSUbluedevils.com

SID Contact: Ryan Eigenbrode SID Phone: 410-617-2337 E-Mail: rceigenbrode@loyola.edu Website: www.loyolagreyhounds.com

Head Coach: Linda Sagnelli (Long Island University, C.W. Post, ’83), 13th season Starters Returning/Lost: 4+libero/2 2011 Record: 20-11

Head Coach: Jake Lawrence (Xavier, ’06), second season Starters Returning/Lost: 6+libero/0 2011 Record: 8-23

South Carolina: Neutral | Aug. 31 | 1:00 p.m.

Texas: Home | Aug. 29 | 6:30 p.m. Texas: Away | Nov. 17 | 2:00 p.m.

Location: Columbia, S.C. Enrollment: 31,928 Conference: Southeastern Nickname: Gamecocks

Location: Austin, Texas Enrollment: 38,463 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Longhorns

SID Contact: Koby Padgett SID Phone: 803-777-5204 E-Mail: padgetmk@mailbox.sc.edu Website: www.gamecocksonline.com

SID Contact: Jason Pommier SID Phone: 512-232-9438 E-Mail: jason.pommier@athletics.utexas.edu Website: www.TexasSports.com

Head Coach: Scott Swanson (Arizona State, ’95), second season Starters Returning/Lost: 5+libero/1 2011 Record: 14-16

Head Coach: Jerritt Elliott (Cal State Northridge, ’91), 12th season Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1+libero 2011 Record: 25-5

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Navy: Neutral | Aug. 31 | 5:00 p.m.

George Mason: Home | Sept. 1 | 1:00 p.m.

Location: Annapolis, Md. Enrollment: 4,400 Conference: Patriot League Nickname: Midshipmen

Location: Fairfax, Va. Enrollment: 33,320 Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Nickname: Patriots

SID Contact: Justin Kischefsky SID Phone: 410-293-8772 E-Mail: kischefs@usna.edu Website: www.NavySports.com

SID Contact: Dan Reisig SID Phone: 703-993-3268 E-Mail: dreisig@gmu.edu Website: www.GoMason.com

Head Coach: Larry Bock (Penn State, ’71), second season Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1+libero 2011 Record: 6-23

Head Coach: Pat Kendrick (George Mason, ’82), 28th season Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2+libero 2011 Record: 7-19

Maryland-Eastern Shore: Home | Sept. 7 | 3:00 p.m.

St. Peter’s: Home | Sept. 7 | 7:30 p.m.

Location: Princess Anne, Md. Enrollment: 3,922 Conference: Mid-Eastern Athletic Nickname: Hawks

Location: Jersey City, N.J. Enrollment: 3,700 Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Nickname: Peahens

SID Contact: Dave Vatz SID Phone: 410-621-1108 E-Mail: drvatz@umes.edu Website: www.umeshawks.com

SID Contact: Lily Rodriguez SID Phone: 201-761-7322 E-Mail: lrodriguez2@mail.spc.edu Website: www.saintpeterspeacocks.com

Head Coach: Don Metil (University of Calif., Pa., ’96), sixth season Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1+libero 2011 Record: 24-7

Head Coach: Andrew Brown, first season Starters Returning/Lost: 6+libero/0 2011 Record: 0-31

Radford: Home | Sept. 8 | 12:00 p.m.

Wright State: Home | Sept. 8 | 6:30 p.m.

Location: Radford, Va. Enrollment: 8,878 Conference: Big South Nickname: Highlanders

Location: Fairborn, Ohio Enrollment: 18,304 Conference: Horizon League Nickname: Raiders

SID Contact: Brian Stanley SID Phone: 540-831-6884 E-Mail: bmstanley@radford.edu Website: www.ruhighlanders.com

SID Contact: Bob Noss SID Phone: 937-775-2816 E-Mail: robert.noss@wright.edu Website: www.wsuraiders.com

Head Coach: Marci Jenkins (Virginia Union, 96), fifth season Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3+libero 2011 Record: 17-15

Head Coach: Susan Clements (Georgetown, ’02), first season Starters Returning/Lost: 4+libero/2 2011 Record: 6-23

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Robert Morris: Away | Sept. 11 | 7:00 p.m.

Cleveland State: Home | Sept. 15 | 5:00 p.m.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 5,100 Conference: Northeast Nickname: Colonials

Location: Cleveland, Ohio Enrollment: 17,204 Conference: Horizon League Nickname: Vikings

SID Contact: Spencer Kowitz SID Phone: 412-397-4950 E-Mail: sidga02@rmu.edu Website: www.rumcolonials.com

SID Contact: Renee Adam SID Phone: 216-687-5529 E-Mail: r.adam@csuohio.edu Website: www.csuvikings.com

Head Coach: Dale Starr (Northern Colorado, ‘95), third season Starters Returning/Lost: 5+libero/1 2011 Record: 15-17

Head Coach: Chuck Voss (Ohio State, ’94), 13th season Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2+libero 2011 Record: 21-7

Murray State: Home | Sept. 16 | 2:00 p.m.

TCU: Home | Sept. 22 | 5:00 p.m. TCU: Away | Nov. 24 | 2:00 p.m.

Location: Murray, Ky. Enrollment: 10,623 Conference: Ohio Valley Nickname: Racers

Location: Fort Worth, Texas Enrollment: 9,518 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Horned Frogs

SID Contact: Parker Griffith SID Phone: 270-809-3351 E-Mail: pgriffith2@murraystate.edu Website: www.GoRacers.com

SID Contact: Chris Perry SID Phone: 817-257-5379 E-Mail: c.perry@tcu.edu Website: www.GoFrogs.com

Head Coach: David Schwepker (Southeast Missouri State, ’87) Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3+libero 2011 Record: 8-23

Head Coach: Prentice Lewis (Long Beach State, 95), 11th season Starters Returning/Lost: 4+libero/2 2011 Record: 25-7

Kansas State: Away | Sept. 27 | 8:00 p.m.

Oklahoma: Away | Sept. 29 | 8:00 p.m.

Kansas State: Home | Oct. 24 | 6:30 p.m.

Oklahoma: Home | Nov. 4 | TBD

Location: Manhattan, Kan. Enrollment: 23,863 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Wildcats

Location: Norman, Okla. Enrollment: 30,303 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Sooners

SID Contact: David Wiechmann SID Phone: 785-532-7976 E-Mail: dwiech@ksu.edu Website: www.kstatesports.com

SID Contact: Jenn Mereby SID Phone: 405-325-8372 E-Mail: jennmereby@ou.edu Website: www.SoonerSports.com

Head Coach: Suzie Fritz (Florida Atlantic, ‘94), 12th season Starters Returning/Lost: 6+libero/0 2011 Record: 22-11

Head Coach: Santiago Restrepo (East Stroudsburg, ’82), ninth season Starters Returning/Lost: 2+libero/4 2011 Record: 21-12

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Duquesne: Home | Oct. 6 | 4:00 p.m.

Kansas: Home | Oct. 3 | 6:30 p.m. Kansas: Away | Oct. 29 | 7:30 p.m.

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 10,363 Conference: Atlantic 10 Nickname: Dukes

Location: Lawrence, Kan. Enrollment: 29,462 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Jayhawks

SID Contact: Ryan Gavatorta SID Phone: 412-396-6560 E-Mail: gavatortar@duq.edu Website: www.GoDuquesne.com

SID Contact: Alyssa Bauer SID Phone: 785-864-7947 E-Mail: anbauer@ku.edu Website: www.kuathletics.com

Head Coach: Steve Opperman (Ohio State, ’87), 15th season Starters Returning/Lost: 3+libero/3 2011 Record: 19-13

Head Coach: Ray Bechard (Fort Hays State, ’80), 15th season Starters Returning/Lost: 3+libero/3 2011 Record: 15-14

Iowa State: Away | Oct. 10 | 7:30 p.m.

Texas Tech: Home | Oct. 13 | 5:00 p.m.

Iowa State: Home | Nov. 21 | 6:30 p.m.

Texas Tech: Away | Oct. 27 | 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ames, Iowa Enrollment: 29,887 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Cyclones

Location: Lubbock, Texas Enrollment: 32,327 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Red Raiders

SID Contact: Meaghan Hayden SID Phone: 515-294-3372 E-Mail: mhayden@iastate.edu Website: www.Cyclones.com

SID Contact: Matt Dowdy SID Phone: 806-742-2770 E-Mail: matthew.dowdy@ttu.edu Website: www.texastech.com

Head Coach: Christy Johnson-Lynch (Nebraska, ’96), eighth season Starters Returning/Lost: 4+libero/2 2011 Record: 25-6

Head Coach: Dan Flora (La Verne, ’90), second season Starters Returning/Lost: 4+libero/2 2011 Record: 15-17

Baylor: Away | Oct. 20 | 8:00 p.m. Baylor: Home | Nov. 10 | 5:00 p.m. Location: Waco, Texas Enrollment: 15,195 Conference: Big 12 Nickname: Bears SID Contact: Todd Zeidler SID Phone: 254-710-4049 E-Mail: todd_zeidler@baylor.edu Website: www.BaylorBears.com Head Coach: Jim Barnes (McNeese State, ’96), ninth season Starters Returning/Lost: 5/1+libero 2011 Record: 18-15

NCAA Tournament: Home | Oct. 6 | 4:00 p.m. NCAA Division I Volleyball Championship Nov. 30: NCAA First Round (Campus sites) Dec. 2: NCAA Second Round (Campus sites) Dec. 7: NCAA Regional Semifinals (Selected sites) Dec. 8: NCAA Regional Final (Selected sites) Dec. 13: NCAA Semifinals (Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center) Dec. 15: NCAA Championship (Louisville, Ky., KFC Yum! Center)

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56.................................................................. Season Review 57............................................................................ Statistics 57...........................................................................Standings 58............................................................................... Results

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Kylie Armbruster

Serinna Russo

2011 Season Review WVU wins program’s 600th match in 2011 Starting with 600 The Mountaineers began the 2011 season with a bang as the team recorded the program’s 600th win in the 3-0 match over New Hampshire on Friday, Aug. 22, at the WVU Coliseum. Senior Kari Post recorded her first doubledouble of the season with 30 assists and 17 digs, while senior outside hitters Michelle Kopecky and Kylie Armbruster chipped in 13 and 12 kills, respectively. WVU closed out the season with a 7-19, 5-9 Big East record in 2011. Russo Joins Elite Club In only her fifth game as libero, senior Serinna Russo joined the AVCA 30-Dig Club. In a 3-1 victory over Robert Morris, Russo posted 30 digs and 7.50 digs per set. Russo also solidified her membership when she recorded 33 digs and 6.60 digs per set in a 3-2 win over Backyard Brawl rival Pitt. Russo recorded over 30 digs three times in her career at WVU with the first coming in a 3-1 victory over Yale in 2010, where the Riverside, Calif., native recorded a career-high 36 digs. McCoy-A Freshman Stud Freshman Evyn McCoy made an immediate impact in her first season as a Mountaineer. McCoy stepped into the middle blocker posi-

Michelle Kopecky tion and started every set and match for the Mountaineers. She led the team in conference play with 41 total blocks, finished tied for third on the team with eight service aces and fourth on the team in kills with 74. The Clare, Ill., native finished fourth on the team in kills with 136 and first in total blocks with 78. Defensive Leaders Even with her switch to outside hitter for one weekend, Serinna Russo made great strides on the defensive side of the ball. As libero, Russo recorded 102 digs and five service aces at the WVU Volleyball Mountaineer Invitational. For her efforts, Russo was named to the all-tournament team. Russo finished the 2011 season No. 2 in the Big East and No. 7 in the nation with 5.82 digs per set. Sophomore Liz Gulick stepped up her game for WVU in 2011. Gulick, who saw limited action as a freshman, stepped in and filled a void for the Mountaineers defensively as a sophomore. Gulick checked in for the team in 44 sets and re¬corded 52 digs, five assists and two service aces. Pitt Goes Down Again Tied 12-12 in the fifth set, West Virginia used kills from senior outside hitter Michelle Kopecky and senior middle blocker Abby Monson to seal the win as the Mountaineers defeated Pitt 3-2 (19-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12) for the second year in a row at the WVU Coliseum. The Mountaineers defeated the Panthers after recording a season-high 100 digs. Kopecky led the Mountaineers with 15 kills

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while Monson, junior outside hit¬ter Anke de Jong, senior setter Kari Post and senior outside hitter Kylie Armbruster each chipped in eight kills. Post also recorded a double-double with 39 assists and 10 digs. Senior libero Serinna Russo recorded a season-high 33 digs and 6.60 digs per set. For her efforts, Russo earned a spot on the Big East Weekly Honor Roll for the first time on Oct. 17. Double-Doubles Senior Kari Post recorded nine doubledoubles in the team’s 26 matches in 2011. The setter from Yuba City, Calif., had double-doubles against New Hamp¬shire (30 assists, 17 digs), Valparaiso (44 assists, 19 digs), Towson (34 assists, 10 digs), Robert Morris (36 assists, 11 digs), Houston (21 assists, 12 digs), Villanova (22 assists, 10 digs), Pitt (39 assits, 10 digs), Connecticut (40 assists, 12 digs) and USF (45 assists, 11 digs). Post finished her career with 46 double-doubles. Also joining the double-double club in 2011 was senior outside hitter Kylie Armbruster. The Murrieta, Calif., native posted doubledoubles against Valparaiso (16 kills, 16 digs) Towson (14 kills, 10 digs), Connecticut (14 kills, 13 digs), USF (13 kills, 10 digs) and Marshall (12 kills, 17 digs). Armbruster finished her career with 20 double-doubles. Pink October With one in eight women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, the West Virginia University volleyball team did its part to promote Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October.


Starting with its match against DePaul, the team wore pink uniforms the entire month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness and in support of senior Abby Monson who lost her mom Linda to an eight-year battle with triple negative breast cancer in April 2011. A Strong Finish for Kopecky Third on the team in kills with 81 and recording eight service aces in preseason tournament play, senior Michelle Kopecky emerged as an offensive threat in Big East play. The Schaumburg, Ill., native led the team in kills for 10 of the 14 matches, recorded 21 service aces in the team’s 14 Big East matches and aver¬aged 3.27 kills per set. She finished ranked No. 10 in the Big East in service aces per set with 0.32. Kopecky led the team with 264 kills, 2.93 kills per set and 29 service aces. Consistent Seniors In Big East play, seniors Kylie Armbruster, Michelle Kopecky, Abby Monson, Kari Post and Serinna Russo dominated the stats for the Moun¬taineers. The five seniors combined for 62.8% of the team’s kills and points, 73.3% of the team’s service aces and 66.2% of the team’s digs. Four of the five seniors played in every Big East set and their experi¬ence helped lead the Mountaineers to a No. 41 ranking nationally in digs per set. Putting Their Names in the Record Book After recording 45 assists against Marshall, senior setter Kari Post cracked the top three in WVU’s all-time assists record book. Post led the team in assists all four years she was

in Morgantown and finished her career with 3,384 assists. Post is also tied with Michelle Taylor for No. 10 in assists in a single season after recording 1,034 in 2009. In only her first year as libero, senior Serinna Russo took the back row by storm and led the Mountaineer defense. After finishing 2010 with 437 digs and finding a place at No. 9 on digs in a single-season list, Russo recorded 530 digs in 2011 and moved herself up to No.3 in the record book. Russo also set the WVU record for digs per set in a single season in 2011 with 5.82. Academically Strong The WVU volleyball team closed out the 2011-12 year with academic success. Senior Abby Monson, who graduated with a double major in business administration and Spanish, was honored as the inaugural Advisor’s Award recipient at the Garrett Ford Acadmic Honor Roll Banquet and was one of three student athletes inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Monson and former WVU volleyball player Andrea Miller were both honored as WVU Foundation Outstanding Seniors, which honors less than one percent of the graduating seniors. Established in 1995 to signify the 40th anniversary of the WVU Foundation, the Outstanding Seniors Award recognizes students for their contributions and achievements in scholarship, leadership and service. Junior Liz Gulick was also recognized for her work outside the classroom when she was awarded the inaugural Female StudentAthlete Community Service Outreach Award at the Garrett Ford Academic Banquet.

Kari Post

2011 Individual Statistics

2011 Big East Standings

No. Name

GP

K

E

TA

Pct.

A SA Digs BS BA

Big East Overall

Pct.

4

Abby Monson

91

69

44

233

.107

5

0

27

2

48

Louisville

13-1

.727

6

Halle Kearney

51

123

75

350

.137

3

0

16

1

29

Cincinnati

12-2 27-10 .730

8

Kylie Armbruster

85

211

128 843

.098

13

10

189 1

20

Marquette

12-2

24-11

.686

9

Bridget Carey

43

0

0

5

.000

3

0

56

0

0

Syracuse

8-6

19-12

.613

11

Karly Rasmussen

5

0

0

0

.000

7

0

1

0

0

Notre Dame

8-6

17-13

.567

17-13

.567

24-9

14 Evyn McCoy

91 138 75 449 .140 2 12 44 13 69

Seton Hall

8-6

16

71

Villanova

8-6 17-13 .567

Stephanie Mock

0

1

3

-.333

14

2

135 0

0

17 Liz Gulick

44 0 3 7

-.429 5 2 52 0 0

19

Anke de Jong

71

152

86

505

.131

3

Pitt

7-7 18-15 .545

5

18

USF

7-7 12-16 .429

20

Kari Post

91

70

39

204

.152

21

Courtney Robison

59

9

7

22

.091

787 11

216 4

25

Georgetown

6-8 14-13 .519

68

9

111 0

0

West Virginia

5-9

22

Serinna Russo

91

13

13

71

31

Michelle Kopecky

90

264

117 849

.000

52

16

530 0

0

Connecticut

4-10 14-15 .483

.173

2

29

112 3

26

Rutgers

3-11 10-21 .323

DePaul

3-11 7-22 .241

St. John’s

1-13

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7-19

10-21

.269

.323


Michelle Kopecky, Kylie Armbruster and Evyn McCoy celebrate a Mountaineer point.

2011 Results (7-9 Overall, 5-9 Big East) Opponent

W/L

Score

New Hampshire

W

3-0

26-24, 25-12, 27-25

Game Scores

Valparaiso

L

2-3

16-25, 25-21, 25-19, 24-26, 12-15

Ohio State

L

0-3

20-25, 16-25, 20-25

Towson

L

1-3

22-25, 25-12, 23-25, 20-25

Robert Morris

W

3-1

27-25, 25-13, 21-25, 25-14

UTSA

L

0-3

21-25, 10-25, 14-25

Texas State

L

0-3

16-25, 21-25, 19-25

Baylor

L

0-3

14-25, 19-25, 20-25

Houston

L

1-3

20-25, 25-20, 19-25, 18-25

Loyola Marymount

L

0-3

15-25, 15-25, 19-25

Kentucky

L

0-3

18-25, 22-25, 24-26

Rutgers

W

3-0

25-17, 25-23, 25-19

Seton Hall

L

1-3

19-25, 25-20, 16-25, 20-25

Villanova

L

0-3

14-25, 23-25, 23-25

Georgetown

L

0-3

26-28, 23-25, 23-25

DePaul

W

3-0

25-19, 25-19, 25-13

Notre Dame

L

0-3

18-25, 19-25, 12-25

Pitt

W

3-2

19-25, 25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 15-12

Louisville

L

1-3

14-25, 25-22, 17-25, 16-25

Cincinnati

L

0-3

19-25, 20-25, 20-25

Syracuse

W

3-0

25-15, 25-20, 28-26

Marquette

L

0-3

14-25, 23-25, 15-25

Connecticut

L

1-3

23-25, 25-16, 17-25, 18-25

St. John’s

W

3-0

25-19, 25-18, 25-16

USF

L

2-3

15-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-23, 11-15

Marshall

L

1-3

19-25, 27-25, 22-25, 23-25

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60............................................... Individual Season Records 61................................................ Individual Career Records 62........................................................... Honors and Awards 63.........................................................Year-by-Year Records 64.................................................................... Letterwinners 66.................................................................. Series Records 67.................................................................. All-Time Scores

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Individual Season Records Sets Played 1. Beth Hoffman Nancy Merkle 3. Sharon Steel 4. Cathy Folger 5 Michelle Domas Beth Hoffman 7. Sharon Miller 8. Jeanne Pause 9. Nancy Merkle Nicole Geraci

No. 142 142 138 136 135 135 133 132 131 131

Year 1983 1983 1983 1991 1991 1985 1991 1983 1985 1991

Most Kills 1. Beth Hoffman 2. Cathy Folger 3. Lisa Scott 4. Abby Tevis 5. Michelle Miller 6. Kyle Palmer 7. Stephanie Zolna 8. Kyle Palmer 9. Nikki Hardy Megan Porter

No. 547 532 475 442 439 407 403 401 400 400

Year 1985 1991 1988 2007 1988 1996 2004 1995 1998 1996

Kills Per Set 1. Beth Hoffman 2. Nikki Hardy 3. Stephanie Zolna 4. Lisa Scott 5. Cathy Folger 6. Abby Tevis 7. Nikki Hardy Stephanie Zolna Stephanie Zolna 10. Stephanie Zolna

P/Set 4.05 4.04 4.01 3.99 3.91 3.81 3.80 3.80 3.80 3.67

Year 1985 1998 2002 1988 1991 2007 1997 2004 2005 2003

Total Attempts 1. Stephanie Zolna 2. Abby Tevis 3. Beth Hoffman 4. Megan Porter 5. Nikki Hardy 6. Kyle Palmer 7. Kyle Palmer 8. Cathy Folger 9. Stephanie Zolna 10. Michelle Miller

No. 1,324 1,296 1,257 1,247 1,244 1,221 1,210 1,202 1,141 1,130

Year 2004 2007 1985 1996 1998 1995 1996 1991 2002 1988

Hitting Percentage Pct. Year 1. Beth Hoffman .358 1984 2. Tammy Wolf .350 2007 3. Cathy Folger .341 1990 4. Jen McCuen .340 1992 5. Cathy Folger .330 1991 6. Lisa Scott .321 1988 7. Nancy Merkle .318 1984 8. Jen McCuen .312 1991 9. Alison Zemanski .305 2004 10. Lauren Evans .297 2010 * minimum 300 attempts on the season Assists 1. Ellie Bastida 2. Tracey Thompson 3. Kailee Goold 4. Nicole Geraci 5. Michelle Taylor 6. Brandice Studnicka

Total Year 1,329 1994 1,251 1988 1,225 2007 1,207 1991 1,189 1996 1,180 2004

7. 8. 9. 10.

Kailee Goold Michelle Taylor Tracey Thompson Michelle Taylor Kari Post

1,111 1,086 1,046 1,034 1,034

2005 1997 1987 1995 2009

Assists Per Set 1. Brandice Studnicka 2. Maureen Ferris 3. Michelle Taylor 4. Tracy Thompson 5. Kailee Goold 6. Kailee Goold 7. Tracy Thompson 8. Ellie Bastida 9. Michelle Taylor 10. Michelle Taylor

P/Set 11.46 11.09 11.08 10.60 10.58 10.56 10.46 10.38 10.35 10.08

Year 2004 2000 1997 1988 2005 2007 1987 1994 1998 1996

Service Aces 1. Michelle Domas 2. Jeanne Pause 3. Beth Hoffman 4. Kara Crismond 5. Jill Raschiatore 6. Marty Hensler 7. Marty Hensler 8. Cathy Folger 9. Kyle Palmer 10. Jeanne Pause Jill Raschiatore Michelle Miller Michelle Domas

Total 85 78 77 67 63 62 60 58 57 55 55 55 55

Year 1991 1983 1985 1990 1985 1983 1984 1991 1994 1984 1984 1987 1990

Service Aces Per Set 1. Michelle Domas 2. Jill Raschiatore 3. Kara Crismond Jeanne Pause 5. Beth Hoffman 6. Marci Lewandowski Michelle Miller 8. Elizabeth Gillespie 9. Marty Hensler 10. Becky Plank

P/Set 0.63 0.61 0.59 0.59 0.57 0.56 0.56 0.55 0.51 0.49

Year 1991 1985 1990 1983 1985 1987 1987 1985 1984 1987

Digs 1. Michelle Domas 2. Bonnie West 3. Serinna Russo 4. Aurora Ebert-Santos 5. Bonnie West 6. Bonnie West 7. Cathy Folger 8. Beth Hoffman 9. Michelle Domas 10. Sandy Shumate

Total 536 534 530 500 495 492 480 461 455 451

Year 1991 2007 2011 2005 2010 2009 1991 1983 1989 1994

Digs Per Set 1. Serinna Russo 2. Aurora Ebert-Santos 3. Bonnie West 4. Aurora Ebert-Santos 5. Bonnie West 6. Aurora Ebert-Santos 7. Bonnie West 8. Serinna Russo 9. Stacey Avitt 10. Michelle Domas

P/Set 5.82 5.10 4.67 4.65 4.60 4.58 4.47 4.33 4.00 3.97

Year 2011 2005 2010 2006 2007 2004 2009 2010 1993 1991

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Block Solos 1. Nancy Merkle 2. Sally Fries 3. Nancy Merkle 4. Lisa Scott 5. Nancy Merkle 6. Jennifer McCuen 7. Jennifer McCuen 8. Lori Filipich Jennifer McCuen 10. Catherine Anderson

Total 73 72 59 56 54 53 52 46 46 45

Year 1984 1983 1985 1988 1983 1991 1989 1987 1988 1984

Block Assists 1. Jennifer McCuen 2. Alison Zemanski 3. Nancy Merkle Sarah Evers 5. Wendy Mills 6. Shawn Wiesepape 7. Wendy Mills 8. Jennifer McCuen 9. Jennifer McCuen 10. Sarah Evers

Total 157 138 126 126 117 116 113 106 101 98

Year 1992 2004 1985 1993 1992 1992 1991 1991 1989 1994

Total Blocks 1. Jennifer McCuen 2. Nancy Merkle 3. Sarah Evers 4. Alison Zemanski Jen McCuen 6. Wendy Mills 7. Jen McCuen Wendy Mills 9. Lisa Scott 10. Sarah Evers

Total 200 185 162 159 159 155 153 153 151 140

Year 1992 1985 1993 2004 1991 1991 1989 1992 1988 1994

Blocks Per Set 1. Jennifer McCuen 2. Sarah Evers 3. Lori Filipich 4. Alison Zemanski 5. Nancy Merkle 6. Sally Fries 7. Lori Filipich 8. Lisa Scott 9. Wendy Mills 10. Jennifer McCuen

P/Set 1.61 1.53 1.50 1.46 1.41 1.36 1.29 1.27 1.26 1.25

Year 1992 1993 1985 2004 1985 1983 1987 1988 1991 1991

Points 1. Abby Tevis 2. Alison Zemanski 3. Stephanie Zolna 4. Stephanie Zolna 5. Stephanie Zolna 6. Julie Hockenson 7. Michelle Kopecky 8. Alison Zemanski 9. Julie Hockenson 10. Kelly Mullins

Set 116 109 106 93 90 102 90 98 98 103

Pts 483 464 462 436 397 396 309 328 313 328

Pts/S Year 4.16 2007 4.26 2004 4.36 2004 4.69 2002 4.27 2005 3.77 2005 3.43 2011 3.35 2003 3.19 2002 3.18 2005


Single Season Records Sets Played 1. Michelle Domas 2. Sharon Miller 3. Wendy Mills 4. Kyle Palmer 5. Jen McCuen 6. Nicole Geraci 7. Lori Biesecker 8. Cathy Folger 9. Michelle Miller 10. Bonnie West

No. 490 482 477 475 470 465 463 447 441 439

Year 1988-91 1989-92 1989-92 1993-96 1988-92 1989-92 1994-97 1988-91 1985-88 2007-10

Kills 1. Stephanie Zolna 2. Nikki Hardy 3. Lisa Scott 4. Cathy Folger 5. Kyle Palmer 6. Beth Hoffman 7. Michelle Miller 8. Megan Porter 9. Julie Hockenson 10. Sarah Evers

No. 1,404 1,317 1,315 1,310 1,280 1,229 1,227 1,164 1,081 1,058

Year 2002-05 1997-00 1985-88 1988-91 1993-96 1982-85 1985-88 1996-99 2002-05 1993-96

Kills Per Set 1. Stephanie Zolna 2. Nikki Hardy 3. Lisa Scott 4. Beth Hoffman 5. Lisa Scott 6. Abby Tevis 7. Cathy Folger 8. Megan Porter 9. Kyle Palmer 10. Julie Hockenson

No. 3.83 3.48 3.20 3.12 3.08 3.03 2.93 2.81 2.69 2.63

Year 2002-05 1997-00 1985-88 1983-85 1985-88 2004-07 1988-91 1996-99 1993-96 2002-05

Total Attempts 1. Stephanie Zolna 2. Nikki Hardy 3. Kyle Palmer 4. Megan Porter 5. Michelle Miller 6. Kylie Armbruster 7. Cathy Folger 8. Michelle Domas 9. Abby Tevis 10. Beth Hoffman

No. 4,415 4,233 3,939 3,468 3,356 3,218 3,159 3,146 3,145 2,870

Year 2002-05 1997-00 1993-96 1996-99 1985-88 2008-11 1988-91 1988-91 2004-07 1982-85

Hitting Efficiency 1. Lisa Scott 2. Beth Hoffman 3. Lauren Evans 4. Cathy Folger 5. Jen McCuen 6. Tammy Wolf 7. Nancy Merkle Wendy Mills 9. Julie Hockenson 10. Alison Zemanski

No. .303 .300 .294 .285 .283 .256 .252 .252 .251 .242

Year 1985-88 1982-85 2009-10 1988-91 1989-92 2005-08 1982-85 1989-92 2002-05 2001-04

Assists 1. Michelle Taylor 2. Brandice Studnicka 3. Kari Post 4. Tracey Thompson 5. Kailee Goold 6. Nicole Geraci 7. Jen Boeddeker 8. Maureen Ferris 9. Ellie Bastida 10. Jill Raschiatore

No. Year 4,178 1995-98 3,518 2001-04 3,384 2008-11 3,359 1985-88 3,338 2004-07 3,116 1989-92 2,060 1990-93 1,913 1997-00 1,741 1992-95 1,706 1984-87

Assists Per Set 1. Michelle Taylor 2. Tracey Thompson 3. Maureen Ferris 4. Kailee Goold 5. Kari Post 6. Brandice Studnicka 7. Nicole Geraci 8. Jen Boeddeker 9. Ellie Bastida 10. Jill Raschiatore

No. 10.32 10.12 10.02 9.85 8.95 8.88 6.70 6.62 5.76 5.21

Year 1995-98 1985-88 1998-00 2004-07 2008-11 2001-04 1989-92 1990-93 1993-95 1984-87

Service Aces 1. Michelle Domas 2. Michelle Miller 3. Cathy Folger 4. Beth Hoffman 5. Jell Raschiatore 6. Kyle Palmer 7. Nicole Geraci Bonnie West 9. Sharon Miller 10. Kellie Kubiak

No. 221 168 161 160 159 158 143 143 148 141

Year 1988-91 1985-88 1988-91 1982-85 1984-87 1993-96 1989-92 2007-10 1989-92 1984-87

Service Aces Per Set 1. Jeanne Pause 2. Marty Hensler 3. Jell Raschiatore 4. Michelle Domas 5. Kara Crismond 6. Beth Hoffman Mary Jane Rakowich 8. Andrea Riley 9. Kellie Kubiak Michelle Miller

No. 0.54 0.50 0.48 0.45 0.42 0.41 0.41 0.40 0.38 0.38

Year 1981-84 1981-84 1984-87 1988-91 1987-90 1982-85 1982-84 1998-00 1984-87 1985-88

Digs 1. Bonnie West 2. Michelle Domas 3. Aurora Ebert-Santos 4. Cathy Folger 5. Nikki Hardy 6. Kristi King 7. Sharon Miller 8. Michelle Miller 9. Kyle Palmer 10. Lori Biesecker

No. 1,945 1,630 1,461 1,284 1,237 1,218 1,143 1,127 1,119 1,118

Year 2007-10 1988-91 2003-06 1988-91 1997-00 2000-03 1989-92 1985-88 1993-96 1994-97

Digs Per Set 1. Serinna Russo 2. Bonnie West 3. Aurora Ebert-Santos 4. Dimitra Havriluk 5. Michelle Domas 6. Kristi King 7. Nikki Hardy 8. Cathy Folger 9. Stephanie Zolna 10. Kailee Goold

No. 5.04 4.43 4.26 3.56 3.33 3.27 3.27 2.87 2.83 2.73

Year 2010-11 2007-10 2003-06 2000-03 1988-91 2000-03 1997-00 1988-91 2002-05 2004-07

Block Solo 1. Jen McCuen 2. Nancy Merkle 3. Wendy Mills 4. Sarah Evers 5. Lisa Scott 6. Lori Filipich 7. Cathy Folger 8. Julie Hockenson 9. Sally Fries 10. Jennifer Hoffman

No. 193 186 152 135 134 114 76 74 72 69

Year 1988-92 1983-85 1989-92 1993-96 1985-88 1984-87 1988-91 2002-05 1981-83 1992-95

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Aurora Ebert-Santos Block Assist 1. Jen McCuen 2. Sarah Evers 3. Wendy Mills 4. Julie Hockenson 5. Lisa Scott 6. Nancy Merkle 7. Kyle Palmer 8. Alison Zemanski 9. Brooke Hudson Lisa Hough

No. 417 403 373 305 264 262 256 243 242 242

Year 1988-92 1993-96 1989-92 2002-05 1985-88 1983-85 1993-96 2001-04 1996-99 2005-08

Total Blocks 1. Jen McCuen 2. Sarah Evers 3. Wendy Mills 4. Nancy Merkle 5. Lisa Scott 6. Alison Zemanski 7. Julie Hockenson 8. Lori Filipich 9. Brooke Hudson 10. Jen Hoffman

No. 613 538 533 448 413 402 379 337 309 308

Year 1988-92 1993-96 1989-92 1982-85 1985-88 2001-04 2002-05 1984-87 1996-99 1992-95

Blocks Per Set 1. Jen McCuen 2. Lori Filipich 3. Sarah Evers 4. Nancy Merkle 5. Wendy Mills 6. Alison Zemanski 7. Lisa Scott 8. Lauren Evans 9. Julie Hockenson 10. Shawn Wiesepape

No. 1.30 1.25 1.23 1.14 1.11 1.10 1.00 0.99 0.92 0.83

Year 1988-92 1993-96 1989-92 1982-85 2002-05 2001-04 1984-87 1996-99 1992-95 1991-92

1000 Kill/1000 Dig Club (alphabetical) Kills Digs Year 1. Michelle Domas 1,016 1,630 1988-91 2. Cathy Folger 1,310 1,284 1988-91 3. Nikki Hardy 1,317 1,237 1997-00 4. Beth Hoffman 1,229 1,052 1982-85 5. Michelle Miller 1,127 1,139 1985-88 6. Kyle Palmer 1,280 1,119 1993-96 7. Megan Porter 1,161 1,039 1996-99 8. Lisa Scott 1,315 1,052 1985-88 9. Stephanie Zolna 1,404 1,038 2002-05 1000 Kill/500 Block Club (chronological) Kills Blocks Year 1. Jen McCuen 1,000 613 1988-92 2. Sarah Evers 1,058 538 1993-96


Athletic Honors

Academic Honors

All-Big East Second Team 2004 Alison Zemanski 2005 Julie Hockenson 2009 Lauren Evans

District II Academic All-America 1986 Marcia Lewandowski 1990 Michelle Domas Kara Crismond 1991 Michelle Domas Cathy Folger Jen McCuen 1992 Jen McCuen 2000 Krista Smith 2001 Krista Smith

Big East All-Rookie Team 1996 Megan Porter All-East 1987 1988

Marcia Lewandowski Lisa Scott Lisa Scott

All-Atlantic 10 First Team 1984 Beth Hoffman 1985 Beth Hoffman 1986 Lisa Scott 1987 Lisa Scott 1988 Lisa Scott Michelle Miller 1991 Cathy Folger Michelle Domas 1992 Jen McCuen 1994 Sarah Evers All-Atlantic 10 Second Team 1984 Nancy Merkle 1985 Nancy Merkle 1987 Lori Filipich 1989 Jen McCuen 1990 Cathy Folger 1991 Jen McCuen 1992 Wendy Mills 1993 Jen Hoffman

ESPN The Magazine District II Academic All-American Team 2005 Kailee Goold 2006 Kailee Goold 2007 Kailee Goold Verizon Academic All-America 2001 Krista Smith (third-team) Atlantic 10 Post-Graduate Scholarship Recipient 1992 Michelle Domas Big East/Aeropostale Female Scholar-Athlete Award 2000 Krista Smith

Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team 1985 Beth Hoffman 1987 Lisa Scott Michelle Millear 1988 Lisa Scott 1989 Jen McCuen 1990 Cathy Folger 1991 Cathy Folger Jen McCuen 1992 Shawn Wiesepape

Team Season Records Kills 1. 1,711 2. 1,656 3. 1,626 4. 1,599 5. 1,582 6. 1,565 7. 1,556 8. 1,513 9. 1,505 10. 1,433

1991 1986 2004 2007 1988 1994 1996 1992 2005 1989

Kills Per Set 1. 14.92 2. 14.33 3. 14.18 4. 13.81 5. 13.78

2004 2005 2000 2003 2007

6. 13.69 7. 13.42 8. 13.38 9. 13.26 10. 12.86

2002 1998 1997 1999 1988

Total Attempts 1. 4,764 2004 2. 4,664 1996 3. 4,587 1994 4. 4,522 2005 5. 4,462 2007 6. 4,377 2006 7. 4,353 1989 8. 4,333 1991 9. 4,313 1986 10. 4,298 1998 Hitting Percentage 1. .268 1984 2. .259 1991

3. .251 4. .234 5. .229 6. .219 7. .214 8. .201 9. .199 10. .190

1990 1987 1988 1986 1985 1983 1992 1989

Assists 1. 1,613 2. 1,466 3. 1,453 4. 1,415 5. 1,411 6. 1,402 7. 1,385 8. 1,384 9. 1,383 10. 1,261

1991 2004 2007 1994 1992 1986 2005 1996 1988 2000

Kristi King Outstanding Athlete Award 1974 Debbie Thorpe 1975 Sally Dorward 1976 Debbie Thorpe 1977 Judy Onks 1978 Mary Jo Hensler 1979 Diane Berkebile 1980 Mary Jo Hensler 1981 Mary Jo Hensler 1982 Nancy Gambill 1983 Beth Hoffman 1984 Beth Hoffman 1985 Beth Hoffman 1986 Marci Lewandowski 1987 Lisa Scott 1988 Lisa Scott 1989 Michelle Domas 1990 Cathy Folger 1991 Cathy Folger

Assists Per Set 1. 13.45 2004 2. 13.19 2005 3. 12.87 2000 4. 12.53 2007 5. 12.46 2002 6. 12.43 2003 7. 11.94 1998 8. 11.90 1997 9. 11.86 1991 10. 11.76 1999 Service Aces 1. 384 2. 366 3. 339 4. 299 5. 294 6. 286 7. 260 8. 259

1986 1983 1991 1987 1984 1990 1985 1989

9. 252 10. 226

1988 1994

Service Aces Per Set 1. 2.99 1987 2. 2.84 1986 3. 2.51 1983 4. 2.49 1991 5. 2.47 1984 6. 2.44 1990 7. 2.34 1985 8. 2.05 1988 9. 1.99 1989 10. 1.89 1993 Digs 1. 2,551 2. 2,389 3. 2,076 4. 2,056 5. 2,001

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1991 1983 1992 1989 1988

1992 Jennifer McCuen 1993 Lauren Montgomery 1994 Ellie Bastida 1995 Kyle Palmer 1996 Michelle Taylor 1997 Lauren Barrett 1998 Brooke Hudson 1999 Megan Porter 2000 Lauren Blough 2001 Dimitra Havriluk 2002 Stephanie Zolna 2003 Alison Zemanski 2004 Alison Zemanski 2005 Kailee Goold 2006 Abby Tevis 2007 Tammy Wolf 2008 Tammy Wolf 2009 Lauren Evans *Discontinued after 2009 season

6. 1,975 7. 1,903 8. 1,836 9. 1,813 10. 1,773

2004 1994 2010 2005 2007

Digs Per Set 1. 18.76 2. 18.12 3. 17.74 4. 17.32 5. 17.27 6. 17.22 7. 17.01 8. 16.80 9. 16.74 10. 16.45

1991 2004 2000 2010 2005 2001 2011 2003 1992 2002

Total Blocks 1. 409 1992 2. 404 1991

3. 403 4. 389 5. 383 6. 352 7. 307 8. 296 9. 280 10. 272.5

1985 1988 1983 1989 1993 1984 2004 1994

Total Blocks Per Set 1. 3.30 1992 2. 3.16 1988 3. 2.99 1985 4. 2.97 1991 5. 2.72 1993 6. 2.71 1989 7. 2.62 1983 8. 2.61 1987 9. 2.57 2004 10. 2.49 1984


Year-by-Year Records Year Coach Captain 1974 Judy Thomas None 1975 Veronica Hammersmith Sally Dowart 1976 Veronica Hammersmith Debbie Thorpe 1977 Veronica Hammersmith Debbie Thorpe 1978 Veronica Hammersmith Bobbie Cox 1979 Veronica Hammersmith Mary Jo Hensler 1980 Veronica Hammersmith Mary Jo Hensler 1981 Veronica Hammersmith Mary Jo Hensler 1982 Veronica Hammersmith Nancy Gambill 1983 Veronica Hammersmith Marty Hensler 1984 Veronica Hammersmith Marty Hensler 1985 Veronica Hammersmith Beth Hoffman, Nancy Merkle 1986 Veronica Hammersmith Liz Gillespie, Jill Raschiatore 1987 Veronica Hammersmith Jill Raschiatore, Lisa Scott 1988 Veronica Hammersmith Lisa Scott, Tracey Thompson 1989 Veronica Hammersmith Becky Plank 1990 Veronica Hammersmith Cathy Folger 1991 Veronica Hammersmith Cathy Folger, Jen McCuen 1992 Veronica Hammersmith Jen McCuen, Wendy Mills 1993 Veronica Hammersmith Lauren Montgomery, Jen Boeddeker 1994 Veronica Hammersmith Jen Hoffman, Sandy Shumate 1995 Veronica Hammersmith Jen Hoffman, Sandy Shumate, Christy Jones 1996 Veronica Hammersmith Kyle Palmer 1997 Veronica Hammersmith Lori Biesecker, Michelle Taylor 1998 Veronica Hammersmith Lauren Barrett, Michelle Taylor 1999 Veronica Hammersmith Brooke Hudson, Megan Porter 2000 Veronica Hammersmith Jamie Boardman, Nikki Hardy, Lauren Blough 2001 Veronica Hammersmith Krista Smith 2002 Veronica Hammersmith Dimitra Havriluk, Erica Montana 2003 Veronica Hammersmith Jennifer Hayhurst 2004 Veronica Hammersmith Brandice Studnicka, Alison Zemanski 2005 Veronica Hammersmith Julie Hockenson, Stephanie Zolna 2006 Veronica Hammersmith Kailee Goold 2007 Veronica Hammersmith Kailee Goold, Abby Tevis, Ashley Pappas 2008 Veronica Hammersmith Tammy Wolf, Lisa Hough 2009 Veronica Hammersmith T.J. De Angelis, Kari Post, Kylie Armbruster 2010 Jill Kramer Lauren Evans, Bonnie West 2011 Jill Kramer None Totals

Yearly Leaders (since 1983) Kills No. Year Sharon Steele 291 1983 Beth Hoffman 399 1984 Beth Hoffman 547 1985 Lisa Scott 320 1986 Michelle Miller 321 1987 Lisa Scott 475 1988 Michelle Domas 347 1989 Cathy Folger 377 1990 Cathy Folger 532 1991 Jennifer McCuen 341 1992 Jennifer Hoffman 285 1993 Sarah Evers 344 1994 Kyle Palmer 401 1995 Kyle Palmer 407 1996 Nikki Hardy 369 1997 Nikki Hardy 400 1998 Brooke Hudson 309 1999 Jamie Boardman 335 2000 Dimitra Havriluk 316 2001 Stephanie Zolna 373 2002 Stephanie Zolna 275 2003

Stephanie Zolna 403 Stephanie Zolna 353 Abby Tevis 297 Abby Tevis 442 Kylie Armbruster 229 Lauren Evans 270 Lauren Evans 270 Michelle Kopecky 264

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Assists No. Year Marty Hensler 779 1983 Marty Hensler 477 1984 Jill Raschiatore 781 1985 Tracy Thompson 570 1986 Tracy Thompson 1,046 1987 Tracy Thompson 1,251 1988 Nicole Geraci 565 1989 Nicole Geraci 940 1990 Nicole Geraci 1,207 1991 Jen Boeddeker 880 1992 Jen Boeddeker 809 1993 Ellie Bastida 1,329 1994 Michelle Taylor 1,034 1995 Michelle Taylor 1,189 1996 Michelle Taylor 1,086 1997

Michelle Taylor 869 1998 Maureen Ferris 836 1999 Maureen Ferris 821 2000 Brandice Studnicka 838 2001 Brandice Studnicka 610 2002 Brandice Studnicka 890 2003 Brandice Studnicka 1,180 2004 Kailee Goold 1,111 2005 Kailee Goold 879 2006 Kailee Goold 1,225 2007 Kari Post 564 2008 Kari Post 1,034 2009 Kari Post 999 2010 Kari Post 787 2011 Total Blocks Sally Fries Nancy Merkle Nancy Merkle Lori Filipich Lori Filipich Lisa Scott Jennifer McCuen Wendy Mills Jennifer McCuen

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Year 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

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Record 4 11 15 13 21 17 32-7 12 15 35 12 25 16 Judy Thomas Veronica Hammersmith Jill Kramer 18 25 1974 1975-2009 2010-present 15 23 27 18 23 13 25 14 17 15 22 7 21-13 16-19 14-21 26-11 15-17 11-20 11-23 14-16 17-16 15-13 13-15 12-16 8-17 8-20 9-19 6-21 18-13 16-13 3-28 16-14 7-21 17-13 15-15 7-19 Gina Cusanelli 606-619 Jennifer McCuen 200 Sarah Evers 162 Sarah Evers 140 Sarah Evers 134 Sarah Evers 102 Lauren Barrett 72 Brooke Hudson 92 Brooke Hudson 70 Jamie Boardman 68 Krista Smith 109 Alison Zemanski 109 Alison Zemanski 84 Alison Zemanski 159 Julie Hockenson 116 Lisa Hough 75 Lisa Hough 101 Abby Norman 60 Lauren Evans 121 Lauren Evans 90 Evyn McCoy 82 Digs Beth Hoffman Beth Hoffman Beth Hoffman Michelle Miller

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

No. Year 461 1983 199 1984 392 1985 192 1986

Michelle Miller Michelle Miller Michelle Domas Michelle Domas Michelle Domas Sharon Miller Stacey Avitt Sandy Shumate Kyle Palmer Kyle Palmer Michelle Taylor Nikki Hardy Nikki Hardy Adriana Hardy Dimitra Havriluk Kristi King Kristi King A. Ebert-Santos A. Ebert-Santos A. Ebert-Santos Bonnie West Bonnie West Bonnie West Bonnie West Serinna Russo

313 419 455 377 536 382 408 451 284 325 269 373 283 328 339 375 351 412 500 432 534 424 492 495 530

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


Letterwinners A

Catherine Anderson (MB) Kylie Armbruster (OH) Kathy Austin (MB) Stacey Avitt (OH)

B

Catherine Barboza (OPP) Carolyn Barnhart (OH) Lauren Barrett (MB) Ellie Bastida (S) Lori Bedick (OH) Jeanna Bellen (MB) Nada Beneke (OH) Diane Berkebile (OH) Christina Bhanos (OH) Lori Biesecker (OH) Lauren Blough (OH) Jamie Boardman (MB) Jen Boeddeker (S) Barbara Born (DS) Susan Boyd Jodi Boysza (OH)

C

Bridget Carey (DS) Lauri Carpenter (DS) Megan Carroll (L) Trish Corl (OH) Bobbie Cox (S) Kara Crismond (MB) Gina Cusanelli (S)

D

Lynn Davis (OH) Tamara De Angelis (DS) Anke de Jong (OH) Shanon DeWitt (OH) Michelle Domas (OH) Sally Dorwart (OH) Debbie Durstein (MB)

E La Plata, Md. Murietta, Calif. Bridgeport, W.Va. Knoxville, Iowa Galena, Ohio Stoystown, Pa. Thousand Oaks, Calif. St. Louis, Mo. Pittsburgh, Pa. Thousand Oaks, Calif. Wheeling, W.Va. Johnstown, Pa. Towson, Md. Waynesboro, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Bellevue, Neb. Santa Barbara, Calif. Rochester, N.Y. Allison Park, Pa. Windsor, Pa.

1983-84 2008-09-10-11 1984 1993 1996 1983-84 1995-96-97-98 1993-94-95 1979-80-81-82 2001 1975-76-77 1977-78-79-80 1993 1994-95-96-97 1997-98-99-2000 1997-98-99-2000 1990-91-92-93 1978 1974 1982

Jacksonville, Fla. Battle Creek, Mich. Woodbridge, Va. N.Huntingdon, Pa. Parkersburg, W.Va. Boca Raton, Fla. Collinsville, Ill.

2010-11 1996-97-98 2004 1984-85-86 1976-77-78 1987-88-89-90 2003-04-05-06

Charleston, W.Va. Lone Tree, Colo. Groningen, Netherlands Long Beach, Calif. Boca Raton, Fla. Lancaster, Pa. Allison Park, Pa.

1974-75 2006-07-08-09 2011 1996 1988-89-90-91 1974-75 1976

Aurora Ebert-Santos (L) Lauren Evans (MB) Sarah Evers (MB)

F

Maureen Ferris (S) Pat Fey (OH) Mary Ann Fiedler (OH) Lori Filipich (MB) Sue Ann Findo (OH) Katie Fitz (DS) Dana Flummer (S) Cathy Folger (OH) Sally Fries (MB)

Frisco, Colo. Canyon Lake, Calif. Cincinnati, Ohio

2003-04-05-06 2009-2010 1993-94-95-96

Reynoldsburg, Ohio Valencia, Pa. Commack, N.Y. Pittsburgh, Pa. Morgantown, W.Va. Dallastown, Pa. Cincinnati, Ohio Clemmons, N.C. Lothian, Md.

1998-99-00 1974 1976-77-78-79 1984-85-86-87 1975 1996-97-98 1992-93 1988-89-90-91 1981-82-83

G

Kristina Gallahan (OH) Mooresville, N.C. Nancy Gambill (MB) Pittsburgh, Pa. Nicole Geraci (S) Amherst, N.Y. Elizabeth Gillespie (OH/MB) Irwin, Pa. Cynthia Goff Parkersburg, W.V. Kailee Goold (S) Avon Lake, Ohio Melinda Gormann (OH) West Seneca, N.Y. Lesly Gottel (OH) Great Neck, N.Y. Lisa Greenlee (MB) Johnstown, Pa. Liz Gulick (DS) Wheaton, Ill

H

Elizabeth Harding (OH) Nikki Hardy (OH) Dimitra Havriluk (OH) Jennifer Hayhurst (MB) Marcy Hays (OH) Marty Hensler (S) Mary Jo Hensler (S) Julie Hockenson (MB) Beth Hoffman (OH) Jennifer Hoffman (MB) Lisa Hough (MB) Carol Houser (S) Brooke Hudson (MB)

I

Linda Innocenti (MB)

J

Megan Jackson (OH) Christie Jones (OH) Nicole Jones (S)

K

Halle Kearney (OH) Kristi King (OH) Michelle Kopecky (OH) Rebecca Kosnac (MB) Kellie Kubiak (DS)

L

Katie LaWall (OH) Audra Lawless (DS) Whitney Lee (MB) Marcia Lewandowski (OH) Sondra Lima (DS/S) Laurie Lokash (S)

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Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Warrenville, Ill. Newport Beach, Calif. Parkersburg, W.Va. Elizabeth, Pa. North Huntingdon, Pa. North Huntingdon, Pa. Garden Valley, Calif. Johnstown, Pa. Getzille, N.Y. Venice, Fla. Pine Bank, Pa. Battle Creek, Mich. Pittsburgh, Pa. River Forest, Ill. Greensboro, N.C. Racine, Wis.

2006-07-08-09 1979-80-81-82 1989-90-91-92 1983-84-85-86 1974 2004-05-06-07 1974 1976-77-78-79 1990-91 2010-11 1975 1997-98-99-2000 2000-01-02-03 2000-01-02-03 1976-77-78-79 1981-82-83-84 1978-79-80-81 2002-03-04-05 1982-83-84-85 1992-93-94-95 2005-06-07-08 1974-75-76 1996-97-98-99 1978-79 1997-98 1992-93-94-95 2007-08

Cleveland, Ohio 2011 Phoenix, Ariz. 2000-01-02-03 Schaumburg, Ill. 2008-09-10-11 Conneaut Lake, Pa. 1999-2000-01-02 North Tonawanda, N.Y. 1984-85-86-87 Tonawanda, N.Y. Davidsonville, Md. Live Oak, Calif Mount Pleasant, Pa. Nebraska City, Neb. Pittsburgh, Pa.

1980-81-82-83 1989-90 2009-10 1984-85-86-87 1999 1979


R Abby Raines(MB/OH) Mary Jane Rakowich (S) Jill Raschiatore (S) Karly Rasmussen (S) Lisa Riedel (S) Andrea Riley (MB) Diana Roberson (S/OPP) Arlene Roberts (OH) Courtney Robison (S) Cindy Rogers (OH) Jill Ruskowski (OH) Serinna Russo (OH/L)

S

Sidney Sauter (MB) Lisa Scott (MB) Sandy Shumate (OH) Cheryl Smith (S) Krista Smith (MB) Lindsay Spieler (S) Shawnna Stahl (MB) Sharon Steele (OH) Brandice Studnicka (S) Tammy Sutton (OH)

Kelly Mullins M

Jacelyn Macedo (OH) Monique Marier (OH) Delie Marsonek (MB) Joan Matalavage (MB) Marsha McCaslin (OH) Colleen McCormley (OH) Evyn McCoy (MB) Jen McCuen (MB) Lee McElwain (MB) Nancy Merkle (MB) Marissa Meyers (OH) Luanne Mihalov (MB) Andrea Miller (OH) Michelle Miller (OH) Sharon Miller (OH) Wendy Mills (MB) Stephanie Mock (DS) Abby Monson (MB) Erica Montana (OH) Lauren Montgomery (OH) Jo Mosier (OH) Kelly Mullins (OH) Connie Myers

N

Tamae Nishimura (DS) Gabriela Nadal (DS) Abby Norman (MB)

O

Julie O’Brien (DS) Judy Onks (OH) Shelly Ostrowski (MB)

P

Kyle Palmer (OH) Ashley Pappas (OH) Gina Paolini (S) Jeanne Pause (OH) Becky Plank (OH) Danylle Popp (MB) Megan Porter (OH/OPP) Kari Post (S)

Manteca, Calif. Clearwater, Fla. Lutz, Fla. Downsville, N.Y. Corry, Pa. McKeesport, Pa. Clare, Ill. Baltimore, Md. Rush, N.Y. Washington, Pa. Crystal Lake, Ill. Rochester, N.Y. Huntingtown, Md. Hamburg, N.Y. Ames, Iowa Fairpoint, N.Y. Renfrew, Pa. Centennial, Colo. Delray Beach, Fla. Penfield, N.Y. Johnstown, Pa. Scottsdale, Ariz. York, Pa.

1995-96 1998 2006 1974-75 1975 1976-77-78 2011 1988-89-91-92 1978-79 1982-83-84-85 2006-07-08 1980-81-82-83 2007-08-09-10 1985-86-87-88 1989-90-91-92 1989-90-91-92 2009-10-11 2008-09-10-11 1999-2000-01-02 1990-91-92-93 1982-83-84 2002-03-04-05 1974

Kawasaki, Japan Bakersfield, Calif. Indianapolis, Ind.

1991-92 2010 2007-08-09-10

Pittsburgh, Pa. St. Albans, W.Va. Martinsburg, W.Va.

1984 1974-75-76-77 1976-77

Woodstock, Ill. Lisle, Ill. Pittsburgh, Pa. Tonawanda, N.Y. Glen Ellyn, Ill. Weston, W.Va. Bellevue, Neb. Yuba City, Calif.

1993-94-95-96 2004-05-06-07 1977-78-79-80 1981-82-83-84 1986-87-88-89 1994-95 1996-97-98-99 2008-09-10-11

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Michelle Taylor (S) Abby Tevis (OH) Janet Thomas (MB) Tracey Thompson (S) Debbie Thorpe (S) Amy Throckmorton (DS) Amanda Tranqillo (OH)

W

Brandy Walter (OH) Anna Watson (MB) Bonnie West (L) Kim Whigham (OH) Shawn Wiesepape (MB) Kim Wilson (S) Tammy Wolf (MB) Dana Worden (OH)

Z

Alison Zemanski (MB) Stephanie Zolna (OH)

Lake Sherwood, Mo. Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. San Marcos, Calif. Potsdam, Germany Romney, W.Va. Laurel, Md. St. Albans, W.Va. Shepherdsville, Ky. Hamilton, Ohio Richmond, Texas Riverside, Calif.

2006-07-08-09 1982-83-84 1984-85-86-87 2009-10-11 2010 1998-99-00 1987-88-89 1975-76 2011 1974-75 2000-01 2010-11

Woodridge, Ill. Cuba, N.Y. Charleston, W.Va. Greensburg, Pa. Auburn, Mich. Pittsburgh, Pa. Wheeling, W.Va. Johnstown, Pa. Clay Center, Neb. Chevy Chase, Md.

2010 1985-86-87-88 1992-93-94-95 1976-77-78-79 1998-99-00-01 1999-00-01-02 1989-90-91 1980-81-82-83 2001-02-03-04 1987-88

Ambridge, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Belle, W.Va. Cincinnati, Ohio Sewickley, Pa. Glen Ellyn, Ill. Virginville, Pa.

1995-96-97-98 2004-05-06-07 1975-76-77-78 1985-86-87-88 1974-75-76-77 1988-89 2001-02

Altoona, Pa. Lombard, Ill. Wildomar, Calif. Pittsburgh, Pa. Acampo, Calif. Wellsville, Ohio Lakeland, Fla. Parkersburg, W.Va.

1998 1993 2007-08-09-10 1979 1991-92 1981 2005-06-07-08 1977-78-79-80

Perrysburg, Ohio Mission Viejo, Calif.

2001-02-03-04 2002-03-04-05

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George Washington Glenville State Grove City First Last High Point Opponent Meeting Meeting W-L Hofstra Air Force 2009 2009 1-0 Houston Akron 1983 2010 11-9 Howard Alabama 2002 2002 0-1 Idaho Alabama-Birmingham 1996 1996 1-0 Illinois Albany 2007 2007 1-0 Illinois State American 1993 1993 1-0 Indiana Appalachian State 1982 1982 0-1 Indiana, Pa. Arizona State 1989 1989 0-1 Indiana State Arkansas State 1991 1991 0-1 Iowa State Army 1991 2010 2-0 James Madison Ashland 1977 1983 1-2 Juniata Auburn 1988 1988 1-0 Kansas Austin Peay State 2006 2006 0-1 Kansas State Baylor 1986 2011 0-3 Kean Belmont 2006 2006 0-1 Kent State Boston College 1992 2008 8-4 Kentucky Bowling Green 1987 2003 0-8 Lewis College BYU-Hawaii 1992 1992 0-1 Liberty Bucknell 2009 2009 1-0 Louisiana State Buffalo 1992 2010 8-0 Louisville Butler 2007 2007 0-1 Loyola, Ill. California 1991 1991 0-1 Loyola, Md. California-Irvine 1992 2003 0-2 Loyola Marymount California, Pa. 1974 1980 8-0 Manhattan College California Poly SLO 1997 1997 0-1 Mansfield State California St. Fullerton 1988 2010 1-1 Marietta California St. Sacramento 1992 1992 0-1 Marquette Canisius 2007 2007 1-0 Marshall Carnegie Mellon 1975 1975 1-0 Maryland Catawba 1979 1979 1-0 Md. Baltimore County Catholic 1977 1981 1-2 Md. Eastern Shore Central Connecticut 2012 First Meeting Massachusetts Central Florida 1988 1988 1-0 McNeese State Central Michigan 1990 1990 0-1 Memphis Charleston, College of 1997 1997 1-0 Miami Charleston, W.Va. 1974 1980 9-1 Miami, Ohio Cincinnati 1983 2011 2-12 Michigan Clarion 1976 1980 5-2 Michigan Dearborn Clemson 1986 1986 1-0 Michigan State Cleveland State 1978 1996 19-6 Midway Coastal Carolina 2004 2004 0-1 Minnesota Colgate 1979 2008 0-2 Mississippi Concord 1974 1977 4-5 Mississippi State Connecticut 1989 2011 3-16 Missouri Coppin State 2005 2005 1-0 Morehead State Dayton 1978 2004 0-2 Morris Harvey Delaware 1978 1999 1-4 Montana State Denver 2006 2009 0-2 Mount Union DePaul 1989 2011 6-2 Murray State Drake 1983 1983 0-1 Navy Drexel 1979 1995 7-0 Nebraska Duke 1978 2006 1-7 UNLV Duquesne 1975 2010 27-17 New Hampshire East Carolina 1983 2010 2-2 New Haven East Tennessee State 1979 2007 6-0 New York Tech Eastern Illinois 1987 2009 3-1 Niagara Eastern Kentucky 1981 2006 2-3 North Carolina Edinboro State 1975 1984 2-3 North Carolina-Asheville Elon 1979 2005 2-1 North Carolina Central Emory & Henry 1977 1977 1-0 N. Carolina-Greensboro Fairleigh Dickinson 1982 1982 2-2 North Carolina State Fairfield 2000 2000 0-1 North Park Fairmont State 1974 1977 5-3 Northeastern Florida 1988 1988 0-1 Northwestern Florida State 1988 1988 0-1 Northern Arizona Furman 2000 2000 0-1 Northern Illinois Franklin & Marshall 1975 1977 3-0 Notre Dame Fredonia State 1976 1976 1-0 Oakland Geneva 1978 1979 2-0 Ohio Georgetown 1978 2011 11-18 Ohio State George Mason 1985 2010 4-5 Oklahoma

All-Time Series Records

1983 2008 7-17 1975 1975 1-0 1977 1979 3-0 1979 2004 2-1 1983 1992 2-4 1987 2011 0-2 1979 2010 3-0 2005 2005 0-1 1977 1977 0-1 1978 1978 0-1 2006 2006 0-1 1974 1984 8-4 1985 2007 2-1 1994 2003 1-2 1974 2001 3-3 1983 1984 2-0 1999 2000 0-2 2012 First Meeting 1976 1976 1-0 1979 2008 9-4 1977 2011 2-2 1983 1983 1-0 1989 2010 6-4 1995 1999 0-2 1981 2011 0-8 1996 1996 1-0 1981 1981 0-1 2011 2011 0-1 2002 2002 0-1 1980 1982 0-2 1975 1976 2-0 1989 2011 4-5 1974 2011 28-17 1983 1991 3-10 1979 2008 7-1 2012 First Meeting 1980 1997 6-8 2002 2002 0-1 2005 2005 1-0 2002 2003 0-2 1979 1989 0-3 1989 1989 1-0 1983 1983 1-0 1985 1996 0-2 1982 1982 1-0 1983 1983 0-1 1997 2000 1-1 1989 1989 1-0 2001 2002 0-2 1985 2008 5-4 1974 1974 0-1 2000 2000 0-1 1976 1983 2-0 1994 2003 0-2 1979 1979 1-0 1993 1993 0-1 2003 2003 0-1 2002 2011 1-1 1979 1979 1-0 1984 1985 2-0 1996 1996 1-0 1978 1992 0-5 1997 1997 1-0 2008 2008 1-0 2001 2001 1-0 1979 1986 2-4 1983 1983 1-0 1985 1988 0-2 1999 1999 0-1 1992 1993 0-2 1997 1997 0-1 1991 2011 3-16 1998 2009 4-1 1976 2005 15-11 1978 2011 0-3 1999 1999 0-1

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Penn 1980 2010 1-2 Penn State 1976 2006 0-27 Penn State Fayette 1974 1975 2-0 Pepperdine 2007 2007 0-1 Pitt 1975 2011 3-38 Princeton 1983 2009 5-6 Providence 1983 2004 7-9 Radford 1975 2000 2-2 Rhode Island 1979 1999 8-19 Roanoke 1975 1975 1-0 Robert Morris 1982 2011 17-3 Rutgers 1983 2011 24-17 Sacramento State 1999 2003 1-1 Sacred Heart 1999 1999 1-0 Saint Peter’s 2002 2002 1-0 St. Bonaventure 1987 1994 12-0 St. Francis, Pa. 1997 2009 8-1 St. John’s 1995 2011 5-12 Salem 1974 1977 4-2 Salisbury State 1976 1979 2-0 San Jose State 1999 1999 0-1 Scranton 1977 1977 1-0 Seton Hall 1985 2011 11-12 Seton Hill 1974 1975 2-0 Shepherd 1975 1977 4-2 Slippery Rock 1975 1982 7-3 Stony Brook 1999 1999 1-0 South Carolina 1983 1988 1-4 Southern Illinois 1990 2007 0-5 SE Missouri State 1994 1998 0-2 SW Missouri State 1986 1986 0-1 Southern Utah 2009 2009 1-0 Syracuse 1985 2011 14-12 Temple 1979 2002 16-13 Tennessee-Martin 2005 2005 1-0 Tennessee Tech 1982 2004 2-1 Texas 2012 First Meeting Texas Christian 2009 2009 0-1 Texas San Antonio 2011 2011 0-1 Texas State 2011 2011 0-1 Texas Tech 1985 1995 0-2 Toledo 1983 1985 4-1 Towson 1979 2011 6-2 Trenton State 1976 1976 1-0 UNC-Charlotte 2010 2010 0-1 UNC-Greensboro 2008 2008 1-0 Upsala 1977 1977 1-0 USF 2005 2011 2-5 Valparaiso 1994 2011 2-1 Villanova 1984 2011 7-14 Virginia 1983 1996 4-3 Virginia Commonwealth 1979 1996 9-1 Virginia Tech 1979 2003 2-5 Wagner 2001 2001 1-0 Wake Forest 1983 2010 2-2 Washington 1995 1995 0-1 Washington College, Md. 1977 1977 1-0 Waynesburg 1974 1980 3-0 West Liberty 1974 1977 5-2 Western Illinois 1998 2002 2-0 Western Kentucky 1996 1996 1-0 Western Maryland 1979 1979 1-0 Western Michigan 1995 1998 1-1 Westminster, Pa. 1983 1983 1-0 William & Mary 1988 1996 1-3 Winthrop 2008 2008 1-0 Wisconsin Madison 1976 1976 0-1 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1995 1995 0-1 Wittenburg 1976 1976 0-1 Wooster 1977 1977 1-0 Wright State 1982 2009 2-5 Xavier 1984 1996 3-3 Yale 1979 2010 2-1 Youngstown State 1976 2010 16-4


All-Time Scores 1974 (4-11) – Judy Thomas 2-0 L Concord 2-0 L Marshall 2-0 W Waynesburg 2-0 W California, Pa. 2-1 L West Liberty 2-1 L Fairmont State 2-0 W Seton Hill 2-1 L Fairmont State 2-0 L Salem 2-0 L West Liberty 2-0 L Indiana, Pa. 2-0 W Penn State-Fayette West Virginia State Tournament (5th) 2-1 L Fairmont State 2-0 L Morris Harvey 2-0 L Concord 1975 (15-13) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 W Waynesburg 2-1 W Waynesburg 2-0 W Penn State-Fayette 2-0 W Carnegie Mellon 2-1 W Morris Harvey 2-0 L Shepherd 2-0 L Radford 2-1 W Roanoke 2-1 L Concord 2-0 L Pitt 2-0 L Pitt 2-0 L Edinboro 2-0 L Slippery Rock 2-0 W Franklin & Marshall 2-0 W Glenville State 2-0 L Concord 2-0 L Marshall 2-0 W Seton Hill 2-1 W West Liberty 2-0 L Salem 2-0 W California, Pa. 2-1 L Indiana, Pa. 2-0 W Fairmont State 2-0 W Duquesne W Marietta* West Virginia State Tournament (3rd) 2-0 W Morris Harvey 2-0 W West Liberty 2-0 L Shepherd 2-1 W Marshall *forfeit 1976 (21-17) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-1 L Radford 2-1 W Marshall 2-0 W Morris Harvey 2-0 L Slippery Rock 2-1 W Fredonia State 2-0 L Edinboro 2-0 W Fairmont State 2-0 W Youngstown State 2-1 L Duquesne 2-0 W Mount Union 2-1 L Duquesne 2-0 L Pitt 2-0 L Clarion 2-0 W Salem 2-0 W West Liberty 2-0 W California, Pa. 2-0 L Indiana, Pa. 2-0 W Marietta 2-1 L Whittenburg 2-0 L Ohio Games Missing% 2-0 L Wisconsin* 2-0 L Illinois State* 2-0 L Ohio State* % West Virginia State Tournament Games Missing * AIAW Regional Tournament Game (Ohio State)

1977 (34-7) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 W Upsala 2-0 W Washington College 2-0 W Franklin & Marshall 2-0 W Scranton 2-0 W Franklin & Marshall (JV) 2-0 L Pitt 2-1 L Duquesne 2-1 L Clarion 2-1 W Kent State 2-0 W Grove City 2-0 W Kent State 2-0 W Duquesne 2-0 W at Concord 2-0 W Marshall 2-0 W Radford 2-0 W Emory & Henry 2-0 W Morris Harvey 3-0 L Slippery Rock 3-2 L Slippery Rock 2-0 W West Liberty 2-0 W Salem 2-0 W Fairmont State 2-0 W Concord 2-0 W Shepherd 2-0 W Morris Harvey 2-1 L Ashland 2-0 W at Ohio 2-0 W Wooster 2-0 W California, Pa. 2-0 W at Duquesne 2-1 L Catholic 2-0 W Shepherd 2-0 W Indiana, Pa. 2-0 W California, Pa. 2-0 W Alderson-Broaddus 2-0 W Youngstown State West Virginia State Tournament (3rd) 2-0 W West Liberty 2-0 W Fairmont State 2-0 W Salem 2-0 W Glenville 2-0 L Marshall 2-0 W Salem 1978 (12-13) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 L Pitt 2-0 L Cleveland State 2-0 L at Dayton 2-0 L Ohio 3-0 W Clarion 2-0 W Duquesne 2-0 W Geneva 0-2 L James Madison 2-0 W Waynesburg 2-0 W at Slippery Rock 2-0 W at Indiana, Pa. 2-0 W at Marshall 2-0 W at Clarion State 2-0 W Ohio 2-0 W at California, Pa. 2-0 L at Indiana, Pa. Maryland Invitational 3-0 L Delaware 2-0 L Pitt 2-0 L Duke 2-0 L Georgetown 2-0 L North Carolina 2-0 W at Youngstown State 2-0 L Ashland College 2-0 L George Washington 2-0 W Marshall 1979 (35-12) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 W Cleveland State 2-0 L Colgate 2-1 L Penn State 2-0 W Navy 2-0 W Virginia Tech 2-0 L George Washington 2-0 W James Madison

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2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-1 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-1 L 2-0 L 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-0 L 2-1 W 2-0 L 2-0 L 2-0 L 2-0 L 2-1 L 2-0 L 2-1 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-1 W 3-1 L 3-0 W 3-1 W

Grove City Clarion Geneva Slippery Rock Grove City Trenton State Salisbury State Yale New Haven Maryland-Baltimore Co. Western Maryland High Point Howard VCU Towson State High Point Howard Clarion Slippery Rock Ohio Miami, Ohio Kent State Cleveland State Pitt N.C. State Rhode Island George Washington Catholic California, Pa. Indiana, Pa. Marshall Catawba Elon East Tennessee State Charleston Marshall Virginia Commonwealth Temple Drexel Duquesne

1980 (25-16) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-1 L Cleveland State 2-1 W Fairleigh Dickinson 2-0 W Robert Morris 2-0 W Duquesne 2-1 L Georgetown 3-2 L Kent State 2-0 W Slippery Rock 2-0 W Charleston 2-1 W Waynesburg 2-0 W Youngstown State 2-0 W Marshall 2-0 W Princeton 2-0 W Cleveland State 2-0 L Mount Saint Joseph 2-1 W Ohio 2-1 W Mount Saint Jospeh 3-0 L Cleveland State 3-0 W Clarion 3-2 L Slippery Rock 2-1 L Rhode Island 2-1 L Fairleigh Dickinson 2-0 L Penn State 2-0 W Temple 2-0 L Fairleigh Dickinson 2-0 L George Washington 2-1 L South Carolina 2-0 L Maryland 2-0 W Duke 2-0 W Massachusetts 2-1 L East Carolina 2-0 W California, Pa. 2-1 W Indiana, Pa. 2-0 W Midway 2-0 W Toledo 2-0 L Wright State 2-0 W Tennessee Tech 2-0 L Appalachian State 2-0 W Marshall 3-1 W Robert Morris 3-0 W Drexel 3-1 W Temple


1981 (12-13) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 L Eastern Kentucky 2-1 L Edinboro 2-0 L Penn State 2-0 L Loyola, Md. 2-0 L Rutgers 2-0 W Marshall 2-0 W Slippery Rock 3-1 L Cleveland State 2-0 L Rutgers 2-0 W Providence 2-0 W Princeton 2-0 L Georgetown 2-0 W Kent State 2-1 L Louisville 2-0 L Maryland 2-0 L Cincinnati 2-0 L Princeton 2-0 L Delaware 3-0 W Pitt 3-2 W Cleveland State 3-2 W Ohio 2-1 W Toledo 2-0 W Catholic 2-0 W Robert Morris 3-0 W Duquesne 1982 (15-21) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 W Slippery Rock 2-1 L Mansfield State 3-1 W Princeton 2-1 L Maryland 2-0 L Hofstra 2-1 L Penn 2-0 W Georgetown 2-0 W Rhode Island 2-0 L Pitt 2-1 L Temple 2-0 W Kent State 2-0 W Marshall 2-0 W Rio Grande 2-0 W Ohio 2-1 W Cleveland State 2-0 W Maryland-Baltimore Co. 2-0 W Georgetown 2-0 L Rhode Island 2-0 W Delaware 2-0 L Providence 2-0 W Princeton 2-0 W Indiana, Pa. 2-1 L Temple 2-1 L South Carolina 2-1 L Maryland 2-0 L Georgetown 2-0 L Appalachian State Rutgers Invitational 2-0 L Rutgers 2-1 L George Washington 2-0 L Temple 2-1 L Mansfield State 2-0 L Princeton 2-0 W Fairleigh Dickinson 2-1 L Pitt 1983 (27-18) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-1 L Minnesota 2-1 W Duquesne 2-1 W Juniata 2-1 W at Indiana, Pa. 3-2 W Maryland 3-1 W Ohio 2-1 L Pitt 2-0 W Westminster 2-0 W Indiana, Pa. 2-1 W Youngstown State 2-0 W Mount Union 2-0 W Ashland 2-1 W Toledo 2-0 W Akron 2-0 W Michigan-Dearborn 2-0 L Toledo

3-0 W North Park 3-1 W Lewis College 3-1 W Loyola, Ill. 3-0 L Cincinnati 3-0 L Drake 3-1 L Pitt 2-0 W Virginia 2-0 L Providence 2-0 L Temple 2-0 L Princeton 2-1 W Maryland 2-1 W Edinboro 3-1 W Virginia Commonwealth 3-2 L George Washington 3-2 L Rutgers 3-2 W Duquesne 3-2 W Hofstra 3-1 L Duke 3-1 W George Washington 3-0 L Hofstra 3-1 W Ohio 3-1 W East Carolina 3-0 W Wake Forest Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-0 L Rhode Island 3-0 L Rutgers 3-0 L Penn State 3-1 L George Washington 3-2 W Temple

3-0 W Akron 3-0 W Temple 3-1 L North Carolina 3-0 W Duquesne 2-0 W Marshall 2-1 W Morehead State 3-0 W Toledo 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-1 W Kent State 3-0 L Penn State 3-0 W George Washington 3-2 L George Mason 3-1 W Youngstown State 3-0 W Rutgers 3-1 W New York Tech 3-0 W Rutgers 3-2 L Northeastern 3-0 W Seton Hall 3-1 W Syracuse 3-0 W Robert Morris 3-0 L Virginia Commonwealth 3-1 W Virginia 3-0 W Virginia Tech 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-2 L Maryland 3-0 W Akron Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-0 W Rutgers 3-0 L Rhode Island

1984 (23-13) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-2 W Kent State 3-0 W Robert Morris 3-1 W Marshall 3-1 L Akron 3-0 W Duquesne 3-0 W Juniata 3-1 W New York Tech 3-0 W Princeton 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-0 W Duquesne 3-0 W Georgetown 3-1 L Xavier 3-1 L Pitt 3-0 L Penn State 3-1 W Temple 2-0 W Ohio 2-0 W Marshall 3-0 W Virginia 3-2 W Georgetown 3-0 L Hofstra 3-0 L Maryland 3-0 W Edinboro 3-0 W Rutgers 3-1 W Temple 3-0 W Indiana, Pa. 3-1 W Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 L Providence 3-1 L George Washington 3-1 W Villanova 3-0 L Cleveland State 3-0 W Youngstown State 3-0 L Princeton 3-0 W Virginia 3-2 L Virginia Tech Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-2 W Temple 3-0 L Penn State

1986 (17-13) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 W Kent State 3-1 W Ohio 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-1 L Massachusetts 3-0 L Providence 3-1 W Syracuse 3-2 W Drexel 3-1 W Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 L Maryland 3-0 L Baylor 3-0 W Youngstown State 3-0 W Temple 3-2 W Rhode Island 3-0 L Miami, Ohio 3-0 L S.W. Missouri 3-0 L Massachusetts 3-2 W Duquesne 3-0 L Pitt 3-0 L Penn State 3-0 L George Washington 3-1 W Akron 3-0 W Marshall 3-1 W Rutgers 3-0 W George Mason 3-0 W Virginia Commonwealth 3-2 W Cleveland State 3-0 L North Carolina 3-0 W Clemson 3-0 L South Carolina 3-2 L North Carolina State

1985 (25-14) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 L Ohio 3-0 L Eastern Kentucky 3-0 L Texas Tech 3-1 L Indiana State 3-1 L Michigan State 3-0 W Cincinnati 3-2 W Xavier 3-1 W Marshall 3-1 L Pitt 3-0 W Villanova 3-0 W Seton Hall

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1987 (22-7) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-0 W Xavier 3-0 W Akron 3-0 W Kent State 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-0 W Maryland 3-1 W Ohio 3-0 L Bowling Green 3-1 W Eastern Illinois 3-1 W Loyola 3-0 W Youngstown State 3-2 W Temple 3-0 W Duquesne 3-0 W Massachusetts 3-1 W Rhode Island 3-1 L Houston 3-2 L Penn State 3-0 W St. Bonaventure 3-0 W Marshall


3-1 L George Washington 3-0 W George Mason 3-0 W Hofstra 3-0 W Rutgers 3-0 W Georgetown 3-0 W Virginia Commonwealth 3-2 L North Carolina State 3-0 L Duke Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-1 W Temple 3-0 W Rhode Island 3-0 L Penn State 1988 (21-13) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 W Auburn 3-0 W Virginia 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-1 W California-Fullerton 3-1 W Syracuse 3-1 W Akron 3-0 L William & Mary 3-0 W North Carolina State 3-1 W South Carolina 3-0 W Indiana State 3-0 W Drexel 3-0 L Pitt 3-1 W Duquesne 3-0 L Pitt 3-0 W Marshall 3-0 W Rutgers 3-0 W Temple 3-1 W Robert Morris 3-2 L Massachusetts 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-0 W Ohio 3-2 L George Washington 3-1 L Penn State 3-0 W St. Bonaventure 3-2 L Florida State 3-0 W Central Florida 3-0 L Florida 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-1 L Northeastern 3-2 W Providence 3-1 W Syracuse Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-0 W Massachusetts 3-0 L Penn State 1989 (16-19) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 L Virginia 3-2 L Liberty 3-1 L Virginia Tech 3-1 W East Tennessee State 3-0 L Cincinnati 3-2 W George Washington 3-0 W Robert Morris 3-1 W Michigan 3-0 L Bowling Green 3-1 W Marshall 3-0 L Syracuse 3-2 L Liberty 3-0 L Miami, Ohio 3-1 W Rutgers 3-1 W Temple 3-0 W Massachusetts 3-2 L Rhode Island 3-0 W Ohio 3-2 L George Washington 3-2 L Maryland 3-0 L Penn State 3-1 W St. Bonaventure 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-0 W Duquesne 3-0 L Arizona State 3-1 L Loyola, Ill. 3-2 W Marquette 3-0 L DePaul 3-0 L Akron 3-1 L Wright State

3-0 L 3-1 W 3-1 W Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-1 W 3-0 L

Eastern Illinois Mississippi State Connecticut Temple Penn State

1990 (14-21) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-0 L Kentucky 3-1 L Central Michigan 3-1 W Tennessee Tech 3-1 W N.C. State 3-0 L Duke 3-1 W Robert Morris 3-0 L Bowling Green 3-0 W Eastern Illinois 3-2 W Liberty 3-2 W Liberty 3-0 W Virginia Commonwealth 3-0 L William & Mary 3-0 W Massachusetts 3-0 L Rhode Island 3-0 W Marshall 3-0 L George Washington 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-0 L Pitt 3-0 L Penn State 3-0 W St. Bonaventure 3-0 L Duke 3-0 W Duquesne 3-0 L Ohio 3-2 L Rutgers 3-0 W Temple 3-0 L Southern Illinois 3-0 L Virginia 3-0 L Syracuse 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-0 L Georgetown 3-0 L Maryland 3-0 L Liberty 3-0 L Pitt Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-1 W Rutgers 3-0 L Penn State 1991 (26-11) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 W George Mason 3-1 W Liberty 3-2 W Maryland-Baltimore Co. 3-1 W East Tennessee State 3-0 L Bowling Green 3-0 W Kent 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-0 W Army 3-2 L Georgetown

3-0 L Penn State 3-1 W Marshall 3-0 W Penn 3-0 W Drexel 3-0 W Seton Hall 3-0 W Robert Morris 3-2 L Ohio 3-1 W George Washington 3-1 L Maryland 3-1 L Pitt 3-1 W St. Bonaventure 3-0 W Duquesne 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-2 W Temple 3-0 W Rutgers 3-0 W Syracuse 3-2 W Rhode Island 3-0 L Villanova 3-1 W Akron 3-0 L Pitt 3-1 W Wright State 3-0 W Cincinnati Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-1 W Temple 3-1 L Rhode Island National Invitational Tournament 3-2 W Notre Dame 3-0 L California 3-2 W Drexel 3-0 L Arkansas State 1992 (15-17) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 W Boston College 3-2 L James Madison 3-0 L Ohio State 3-2 L Northern Arizona 3-1 L California-Sacramento 3-0 L California-Irvine 3-2 W Villanova 3-0 L Penn State 3-0 L BYU-Hawaii 3-2 W Marshall 3-2 W Duquesne 3-2 W Cleveland State 3-1 L Rhode Island 3-0 W Rutgers 3-1 W St. Bonaventure 3-0 W Buffalo 3-0 L Temple 3-0 L George Washington 3-0 W Rutgers 3-0 L Rhode Island 3-1 W Xavier 3-0 W St. Bonaventure 3-1 W Seton Hall

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3-0 L 3-1 W 3-2 L 3-2 L 3-0 L 3-1 L 3-2 W Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-0 W 3-2 L

Pitt George Washington Temple Duquesne North Carolina Hofstra Syracuse St. Bonaventure George Washington

1993 (11-20) – Veronica Hammersmith 3-1 L Southern Illinois 3-0 L Nebraska 3-2 L Penn State 3-1 L Bowling Green 3-2 W William & Mary 3-0 L Northern Arizona 3-0 L Ohio 3-1 W American 3-0 L N.C. State 3-2 L Cincinnati 3-1 W St. Bonaventure 3-1 W Buffalo 3-0 W Marshall 3-1 W Rhode Island 3-0 W Massachusetts 3-2 L Temple 3-1 W Rutgers 3-0 L Seton Hall 3-1 L Duquesne 3-0 L George Washington 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-0 W Rutgers 3-2 L Temple 3-0 L Pitt 3-0 L George Mason 3-0 L George Washington 3-0 L Massachusetts 3-0 L Rhode Island 3-1 L Duquesne 3-0 W St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-1 L Duquesne 1994 (11-23) – Veronica Hammersmith 2-0 L Iowa State 2-0 L Southeast Missouri State 3-1 W Marquette 3-1 W Valapariso 3-1 L Notre Dame 3-0 W Buffalo 3-2 L Georgetown 3-2 W Ohio 3-0 L Xavier 3-0 L Murray State 3-0 L Wright State 3-0 W Cleveland State 3-0 L George Washington 3-2 L Delaware 3-2 W James Madison 3-1 L Marshall 3-0 W Rutgers 3-1 L Temple 3-2 L Liberty 3-0 W St. Bonavneture 3-0 L Duquesne 3-0 L Seton Hall 3-2 L Rhode Island 3-1 L Massachusetts 3-0 L George Washington 3-1 L Pitt 3-1 L Duquesne 3-0 W St. Bonaventure 3-0 L Massachusetts 3-2 W Rhode Island 3-1 L Temple 3-1 W Rutgers Atlantic 10 Tournament 3-2 L Massachusetts

1995 (14-16, 4-7 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 3-0 L Washington 3-0 L Louisiana State 3-0 L Penn State 3-2 L Cincinnati 3-0 W Western Michigan 3-1 L Wisconsin-Milwaukee 3-0 W Liberty 3-1 W Drexel 3-2 W American 3-0 W Duquesne 3-1 L Texas Tech 3-1 W Marshall 3-1 W East Tennessee State 3-2 W Maryland-Baltimore Co. 3-0 W Robert Morris 3-0 L Notre Dame 3-0 L Bowling Green 3-1 W Cleveland State 3-2 L Georgetown 3-0 L Villanova 3-0 L Akron 3-1 L Pitt 3-1 W Syracuse 3-1 L Seton Hall 3-2 W Rutgers 3-0 L Ohio 3-1 L Connecticut 3-2 L St. John’s 3-1 W Boston College 3-1 W Providence

3-0 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-2 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 0-3 L BIG EAST Championships 0-3 L

Wake Forest Charleston, College of Rutgers Akron Villanova Georgetown Rutgers Seton Hall Buffalo Pitt St. Francis, Pa. Boston College Providence Notre Dame Syracuse St. John’s Connecticut Connecticut

1998 (13-15, 6-5 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 1-3 L Kent State 3-0 W James Madison 3-2 W Towson 3-0 W Eastern Kentucky 0-3 L Penn State 0-3 L George Washington 2-3 L Maryland-Baltimore Co. 3-0 W Oakland 3-0 W Western Illinois 3-2 W Iowa State 0-3 L Western Michigan 1996 (17-16, 5-6 BIG EAST) 3-0 W Duquesne Veronica Hammersmith 1-3 L Connecticut 3-2 L Xavier 3-0 W St.John’s 3-2 W Towson State 1-3 L Marshall 3-0 W East Carolina 0-3 L Georgetown 3-1 L Kent State 3-2 W Villanova 3-1 L Ohio 1-3 L Southern Illinois 3-0 L Wake Forest 0-3 L Syracuse 3-2 W Valparaiso 0-3 L Southeast Missouri State 3-0 W Marshall 3-1 W Seton Hall 3-0 L Michigan State 2-3 L Rutgers 3-1 W Loyola-Chicago 2-3 L Pitt 3-1 L Cleveland State 0-3 L Providence 3-0 W Niagra 3-1 W Boston College 3-1 W Alabama-Birmingham 3-1 W Syracuse 3-1 W Buffalo 3-0 W Notre Dame 3-1 W Western Kentucky 0-3 L Rutgers 3-0 W East Tennessee State 3-2 L Duquesne 1999 (12-16, 4-7 BIG EAST) 3-0 W Virginia Commonwealth Veronica Hammersmith 3-0 W Youngstown State 3-0 W Ohio 3-2 W Villanova 3-0 W Oakland 3-1 L Georgetown 3-1 W Maryland-Baltimore Co. 3-1 W Boston College 1-3 L Kansas 3-0 W Providence 0-3 L Penn State 3-0 L Notre Dame 0-3 L Rhode Island 3-2 L Akron 0-3 L Sacramento State 3-0 L William & Mary 0-3 L Oklahoma 3-0 L Virginia 1-3 L Louisiana State 3-2 L Syracuse 3-1 W Northwestern 3-1 L Pitt 0-3 L San Jose State 3-0 W Seton Hall 3-2 W Morehead State 3-0 W Rutgers 3-0 W Stony Brook 3-0 L St. John’s 1-3 L Delaware 3-1 L Connecticut 3-0 W Sacred Heart 0-3 L Princeton 1997 (15-13, 5-6 BIG EAST) 3-0 W Duquesne Veronica Hammersmith 0-3 L Notre Dame 3-1 W Marshall 3-2 W Syracuse 3-0 W Cleveland 0-3 L St. John’s 3-2 W Duquesne 1-3 L Connecticut 0-3 L Cal-Poly SLO 3-0 W Villanova 1-3 L Baylor 0-3 L Georgetown 0-3 L Northern Illinois 0-3 L Rutgers 0-3 L Penn State 3-1 W Seton Hall 2-3 L Massachusetts 1-3 L Pitt 3-0 W UNC-Asheville 3-1 W Boston College 3-1 W Mississippi 0-3 L Providence

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2000 (8-17, 2-9 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 1-3 L 2-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 2-3 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 2-3 L 2-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2-3 L 1-3 L

Montana State Radford Towson East Carolina Furman Kansas Mississippi Penn State Fairfield Eastern Kentucky Robert Morris St. Francis, Pa. Boston College Providence Notre Dame Syracuse Morehead Marshall St.John’s Connecticut Villanova Georgetown Rutgers Seton Hall Pittsburgh

2001 (8-20, 3-9 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-0 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-1 W 2-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2-3 L 2-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-1 W 3-1 W 2-3 L 1-3 L

Akron Missouri Temple Wagner UNC-Greensboro Duquesne Duke Marshall Morehead State Providence St.John’s Seton Hall Virginia Tech Georgetown Robert Morris Boston College Connecticut Pittsburgh George Mason James Madison Youngstown State St. Francis (Pa.) Ohio Notre Dame Syracuse Kent State Villanova Rutgers

2002 (9-19, 3-10 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 3-0 W 3-0 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-1 W 3-0 W 2-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L

Western Illinois Liberty Duquesne Alabama Missouri McNeese State New Hampshire Temple St. Peter’s Morehead State Marshall Youngstown State Villanova Georgetown Connecticut Manhattan St. John’s

3-0 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-2 W 3-2 W 1-3 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 2-3 L

Robert Morris Providence Boston College Ohio Syracuse Notre Dame Seton Hall Rutgers Virginia Tech Miami Pitt

2003 (6-21, 2-10 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2-3 L 3-1 W 2-3 L 2-3 L 2-3 L 3-0 W 1-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 3-1 W 3-2 W 0-3 L 2-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2004 (18-13, 4-6 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 2-3 L 0-3 L Carolina 0-3 L 3-1 W 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 3-2 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 2-3 L 3-0 W 2-3 L 3-2 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L

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Tennessee Tech Coastal Dayton High Point Delaware State Bowling Green Robert Morris Yale UMBC Penn State Columbia Marist Hartford Duquesne Binghamton Canisius St. Francis (Pa.) Marshall St. Peter’s St. John’s Providence Pitt Villanova Georgetown Connecticut Boston College Youngstown State Seton Hall Rutgers Syracuse Notre Dame

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2005 (16-13, 4-10 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 1-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-2 W 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 2-3 L 1-3 L 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-1 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L

Idaho UT-Martin Ohio Elon Akron Oakland Marshall Coppin State Morehead State Robert Morris Buffalo Duquesne Memphis Rutgers Villanova Georgetown USF St. Francis (Pa.) Marquette Syracuse Pitt Youngstown State Cincinnati Louisville Seton Hall Notre Dame DePaul St. John’s Connecticut

2006 (3-28, 2-12 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 3-2 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 1-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L

Oakland Akron Indiana Duke Penn State Eastern Kentucky St. Francis (Pa.) Belmont Austin Peay Southern Illinois Wright State Denver Akron Marshall Connecticut St. John’s Villanova Rutgers Robert Morris USF Georgetown Pitt Youngstown St. Syracuse Marquette Duquesne Seton Hall Louisville Cincinnati DePaul Notre Dame


WVU’s 2007 squad won 16 matches 2007 (16-14, 5-9 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 1-3 L Southern Illinois 3-2 W Morehead State 3-0 W Towson 3-1 W Albany 3-0 W Buffalo 3-2 W Canisius 3-0 W Indiana State 0-3 L Butler 3-1 W East Tennessee State 1-3 L Marshall 3-2 W Akron 1-3 L Pepperdine 3-2 W Depaul 1-3 L Notre Dame 0-3 L Connecticut 0-3 L St. John’s 3-0 W Robert Morris 2-3 L Villanova 3-2 W Seton Hall 1-3 L USF 3-0 W Georgetown 0-3 L Pitt 3-2 L Youngstown State 0-3 L Syracuse 3-2 W Marquette 0-3 L Louisville 0-3 L Cincinnati 3-1 W St. Francis 3-0 W Rutgers 3-2 W Duquesne 2008 (7-21, 0-14 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 0-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 3-2 W 1-3 L 3-1 W 2-3 L 1-3 L 3-2 W 3-0 W 3-2 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 2-3 L 3-2 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-0 W

Boston College Colgate Kent State Winthrop Morehead State NC Central Marshall Youngstown State UNC Greensboro UMBC George Washington Seton Hall Villanova Georgetown USF Robert Morris Notre Dame DePaul Pitt Duquesne St. John’s UConn St. Francis (Pa.)

1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2009 (17-13, 6-8 BIG EAST) Veronica Hammersmith 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 2-3 L 3-0 W 3-2 W 0-3 L 3-2 W 1-3 L 3-1 W 3-2 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 3-2 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-2 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-1 W 1-3 L 3-1 W 3-1 W 3-0 W 1-3 L

Rutgers Cincinnati Louisville Marquette Syracuse

Oakland Towson Saint Francis (Pa.) Eastern Illinois Air Force Southern Utah Denver Bucknell Akron TCU Wright State Duquesne Princeton George Mason Marshall Syracuse Marquette Louisville Cincinnati USF Georgetown DePaul Notre Dame Pitt Connecticut St. John’s Villanova Youngstown State Rutgers Seton Hall

2010 (15-15, 5-9 BIG EAST) Jill Kramer 3-1 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-0 W 3-1 W 0-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 1-3 L 3-0 W 2-3 L 3-1 W 3-2 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 2-3 L 2-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 2-3 L

Buffalo Howard Youngstown Akron Charlotte George Mason Army Wake Forest East Carolina Campbell Marshall Liberty Cal State Fullerton Yale Penn Notre Dame DePaul Seton Hall Rutgers Georgetown USF Pitt Duquesne Villanova Marquette Syracuse Cincinnati Louisville St. John’s Connecticut

2011 (7-19, 5-9 BIG EAST) Jill Kramer 3-0 W 2-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-1 W 0-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 3-2 W 1-3 L 0-3 L 3-0 W 0-3 L 1-3 L 3-0 W 2-3 L 1-3 L

New Hampshire Valparaiso Ohio State Towson Robert Morris UTSA Texas State Baylor Houston Loyola Marymount Kentucky Rutgers Seton Hall Villanova Georgetown DePaul Notre Dame Pittsburgh Louisville Cincinnati Syracuse Marquette Connecticut St. John’s USF Marshall

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James P. Clements, Ph.D. President Jim Clements is West Virginia University’s 23rd president. WVU is the flagship university of West Virginia, with an internationally diverse student body of more than 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students across approximately 200 degree programs in the University’s 13 constituent colleges, two divisional colleges, and multiple healthcare sites. Dr. Clements chairs the boards of the West Virginia United Health System, the WVU Hospitals, and the WVU Research Corporation. In total, WVU and its affiliates represent a $2.3 billion enterprise and employ more than 18,000 people. WVU and its affiliates are currently in the midst of more than $600 million of capital improvements. Regionally, he is a board member of the National Energy Technology Laboratory Regional University Alliance. He chairs the Implementation Committee of the Power of

32, a visioning initiative across 32 counties in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In the state, he recently co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s Diversity Initiative Council, and co-chaired the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission’s College Completion Task Force. In addition, he serves on the board of the West Virginia Business Roundtable. On a national level, he is active with national higher education organizations such as the Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the American Council on Education (ACE). He is currently co-chair of the APLU Energy Forum and is the chair of the ACE Commission on Leadership. Dr. Clements was the only university president selected to join a 15-member Innovation Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce. He was also nominated and participated in the 81st Joint Civilian Orientation Conference through the U.S. Department of Defense. Before coming to WVU, Dr. Clements served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Towson University, the secondlargest public university in Maryland. Prior to becoming provost, he served as Towson’s vice president for economic and community

outreach, and as the Robert W. Deutsch Distinguished Professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences. Dr. Clements earned a B.S. in computer science and an M.S. and Ph.D. in operations analysis from the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), as well as an M.S. in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. The fourth edition of his project management textbook was published in four languages and used in multiple countries; the fifth edition was released in spring 2012. At WVU, Dr. Clements is a tenured professor in the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources’ Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering. He is married to Beth Clements, and they have four children – Tyler, twin daughters Hannah and Maggie, and Grace.

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Oliver Luck Director of Athletics Successful at each of his previous career stops, Oliver Luck continues that streak at West Virginia University. A former Mountaineer quarterback, Luck, appointed the University’s 11th Director of Athletics by President James P. Clements on June 9, 2010, has made significant strides in his first two years to enhance WVU’s role as a major player in the collegiate world. In his first year, Luck hired four head coaches, while maintaining WVU’s superior level of success. In addition to new hires, Luck oversaw the progress of major capital projects, such as the $25 million WVU basketball practice facility for men’s and women’s basketball and the women’s soccer training complex. He also fostered an atmosphere for achievement and triumph in the classroom and on the field. In year two, Luck led WVU into the Big 12 Conference, oversaw the best fundraising year in school history, implemented several safety and crowd enhancements at Mountaineer sporting events, increased overall department revenue, continued a master plan for facility upgrades and watched his football program gain its third BCS bowl victory with a recordsetting 70-33 win in the Orange Bowl. Luck’s athletic and professional career has been the epitome of success, first as a recordsetting quarterback for the Mountaineers from 1978-81, then as a professional quarterback for the National Football League’s Houston Oilers, and later as a professional sports executive. Luck’s journey to the big chair at WVU began in his native Cleveland, where in 1977 he was named the Cleveland Touchdown Club Player of the Year at St. Ignatius High. Luck chose WVU over Ivy League schools Harvard and Yale, embarking upon a career that saw him establish school records for touchdown passes and completions during his playing days, while also leading the Mountaineers to a 26-6 upset victory over Florida in the 1981 Peach Bowl. His best season came as a senior in 1981 when he completed 216 of 394 passes for 2,448 yards and 16 touchdowns. He passed for a career-high 360 yards in a 27-24 loss to Syracuse at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of his career. Luck ended his college career with 5,765 yards and 43 touchdown passes, both figures still ranking among the best in school history. Luck was a two-time team MVP in 1980 and

Oliver Luck was a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-American quarterback at WVU. 1981, and also received the Louis D. Meisel Award for the WVU football student-athlete with the highest grade point average. The two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American was the recipient of Today’s Top Five, presented for scholastics by the NCAA and was selected by the National Football Foundation as one of its 10 scholar-athletes to make a keynote speech at its annual banquet in 1982. Selected in the second round of the NFL draft by the Houston Oilers (44th overall pick), Luck spent four years with the Oilers from 1982-86. His most extended action came in 1983 when he started six games and finished the season completing 124-of-217 passes for 1,375 yards and eight touchdowns. After retiring from football, Luck became vice president of business development for the NFL and later was appointed general manager of the Frankfurt Galaxy of the newly created World League of American Football. He spent the ’95 season as general manager of the Rhein Fire before being named President and CEO of NFL Europe in 1996. Luck totaled more than 10 years with the NFL, before becoming chief executive officer of the Harris CountyHouston Sports Authority in 2001. In that role, Luck oversaw the development and management of a $1 billion professional sports and entertainment complex for the city of Houston that included Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Reliant Stadium, home of the Houston Texans, the Toyota Center, home of the Houston Rockets, Comets and Aeros and the Livestock Show and Rodeo. In 2005, Luck was appointed as the first president of Major League Soccer’s Houston Dynamos, helping that organization to a pair

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of MLS Cup titles in his first two years at the helm. Luck secured the funding for an $80 million soccer complex to house the Dynamos when the call came to return to his alma mater. BBVA Compass Stadium was built and opened in 2012 adding to Luck’s legacy with the professional soccer team, and the overall Houston sports facility complexes. He returned in May, 2012 for the opening ceremony of the soccer stadium that he fought so hard for. Prior to his current position at WVU, Luck was appointed by then Gov. Joe Manchin in 2008 to a four-year term on the West Virginia University Board of Governors, a spot he relinquished to become director of athletics. The Rhodes Scholar finalist graduated Phi Betta Kappa from WVU in 1982. He also earned a law degree from Texas, graduating cum laude in 1987. In 1997, Luck was inducted into the West Virginia University Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2008, he was inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame. ”It’s an incredible honor for me to be the athletic director at my alma mater,” said Luck. ”I care deeply about this school, and WVU is truly one of the outstanding land-grant universities in the country. I am so pleased to be a part of the leadership team assembled under President Clements at a dynamic and strategic time in its history.” He is married to the former Kathy Wilson. They have two sons and two daughters: Andrew, a former All-American quarterback and two-time Heisman Trophy finalist at Stanford and No. 1 overall pick of the 2012 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts; Mary Ellen, a junior volleyball player at Stanford; Emily, a freshman at Stanford and Addison, who attends Morgantown High.


Senior Staff Athletic Department Personnel Mike Parsons Deputy Director of Athletics

Michael Szul

Keli Cunningham

Terri Howes

Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director

Compliance/Governance

Sports Administration, SWA

Matt Borman

Michael Fragale

Associate Athletic Director Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club

Associate Athletic Director Business Operations

Assistant Athletic Director Communications

Curtis Jones

Matt Wells

Assistant Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Academic Services

Marketing and Sales

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Head Coaches WVU Fields 17 Varsity Sports Programs Jason Butts

Mike Carey

Women’s Soccer

Gymnastics

Women’s Basketball

Sean Cleary

Jon Hammond

Dana Holgorsen

Cross Country/Track

Rifle

Football

Bob Huggins

Jimmy King

Jill Kramer

Men’s Basketball

Rowing

Volleyball

Marlon LeBlanc

Randy Mazey

Men’s Soccer

Baseball

Vic Riggs

Tina Samara

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Nikki Izzo-Brown

Craig Turnbull Wrestling

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Athletic Facilities Train Like A Champion

Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Caperton Indoor Facility

Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium

Dreamswork Field

Cary Gym

WVU Wrestling Pavilion

Mountaineer Track

WVU Rifle Range

WVU Boathouse

WVU Coliseum

Basketball Practice Facility

WVU Natatorium

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Computer-generated statistics will be available during and at the match’s conclusion. Press seating and wireless internet access is available for working media members. Credentials Photographers and media members who wish to cover a match at the WVU Coliseum should contact volleyball contact Abby Norman, via email (abby.norman@ mail.wvu.edu) or by phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. During the Week Any member of the media wishing to interview a player or member of the coaching staff during the week should contact Abby Norman or Katie Kane, via email (abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu, katie.kane@mail.wvu.edu) or phone (304-293-2821), at least 24 hours in advance. Cell phone numbers will not be made available and all WVU student-athletes have been instructed to not conduct interviews without prior approval of the sports communications staff.

Media Information What To Know When Covering WVU Media Services The West Virginia University sports communications office will be available throughout the entire 2011 volleyball season to accommodate any media requests. The following are some guidelines that should make it easy for media members to cover the West Virginia volleyball team. Any additional questions should be directed to volleyball contacts Katie Kane or Abby Norman. Gameday Parking is free in the WVU Coliseum parking lots. Complete statistics are provided to all working media during and following games. Requested team members and coach Jill Kramer will be available for interviews following a 10minute grace period. Game Services The sports communications staff will be at your service throughout the match. All working media will be provided with game rosters and other pertinent information.

Receiving Information Media members may receive volleyball press releases, notes and more via email. To receive such press releases, game recaps and more, simply email your requests to abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu. WVUsports.com WVUsports.com is the place for media and fans to go for the latest on Mountaineer volleyball. In 2012, streamed audio and video broadcasts will be available on WVU’s official athletic website. Live stats are also available to keep track of every point. Game releases are made available in PDF format one day prior to gameday. Player and coaching staff bios are available at the click of a finger by going to WVUsports. com. Updated following each game, WVUsports.com is your place to find the latest statistics for Mountaineer volleyball. Not only will you find this season’s stats, but you will also be able to find the WVU record book for some historical perspective.

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Directions to the Coliseum From I-68 (East/West) • Take the Pierpont Road/Airport exit (7) • Follow signs to the stadium. At the second traffic light off the interstate, turn left and travel up Easton Hill. • Count two more traffic lights and turn right on Route 705 and stay on this highway as it becomes Chestnut Ridge Road (through two more traffic lights). • To proceed to the Coliseum, go through the second light on 705 and two more traffic lights. Turn left at the third light. Follow this road around and go through three lights. The WVU Coliseum is located straight ahead. • The approximate distance from I-68 to the WVU Coliseum is 6.5 miles.

From I-79 (North/South) • Take the Star City/WVU exit (155) and follow signs to Morgantown • Cross the Star City bridge and proceed up Monongahela Boulevard toward the Coliseum. • The WVU Coliseum, is located on the right. • The approximate distance from I-79 to the Coliseum is 1.5 miles.


WVU Sports Communications Sports Information The West Virginia University sports communication office is located in the WVU Coliseum near the Red Gate in room 107. Additional offices are located on the second floor of the Coliseum in room 217. Mailing Address Sports Communications Office West Virginia University P.O. Box 0877 Morgantown, WV 26507-0877 Overnight Shipping Address WVU Sports Communications 3450 Monongahela Blvd., Room 107 Morgantown, WV 26506

Volleyball Contact Abby Norman Sports Communications Graduate Assistant e-mail: abby.norman@mail.wvu.edu

Staff Michael Fragale Bryan Messerly Joe Swan John Antonik Mike Montoro Katie Kane Shannon McNamara Tim Goodenow Lisa Ammons Cheryl Maust Amy Prunty Eva Buchman Grant Dovey Abby Norman Brian Kuppelweiser

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications Sports Information Director Sports Publications Director Director of New Media Director of Football Communications Associate Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Information Director Assistant Sports Publications Director Business Manager Program Assistant Program Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant

Phone Information Office: 304-293-2821 Fax: 304-293-4105 Press Box: 304-293-6480

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