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2009 2 009 P PENGUINS SOCCER GENERAL INFORMATION TABLE OF CONTENTS 2009 Roster ...............................................................................................................................2 2009 Season Outlook ..........................................................................................................3-4 Head Coach Will Lemke ......................................................................................................... 5 Assistant Coaches ......................................................................................................................6 Support Staff .............................................................................................................................7 Athletic Department Staff .......................................................................................................8 Player Profiles..................................................................................................................... 9-23 2008 Season In Review ........................................................................................................ 24 All-Time Roster ........................................................................................................................ 25 Annual Statistics Leaders ...................................................................................................... 26 Team and Individual Record ................................................................................................ 27 All-Time Results .................................................................................................................28-29 All-Times Series Records .................................................................................................30-31 Horizon League ...................................................................................................................... 32 This Is Youngstown State .................................................................................................33-44



Location ........................Youngstown, Ohio Founded .............................................1908 Enrollment ...................................... 13,712 Nickname ......................................Penguins Colors ............................... Red and White Conference ..................... Horizon League Facility ..................... Stambaugh Stadium Stadium Capacity ........................ 20,630 President ........................Dr. David Sweet Director of Athletics ................Ron Strollo Assoc. Athletics Director ....Elaine Jacobs Assoc. Athletics Director ........... Rick Love Asst. Athletics Director ..... Emily Haynam Asst. Athletics Director .........Tom Morella Asst. Athletics Director ...... Robb Schmidt Faculty Representative ... Dr. Chet Cooper Athletic Development ..........Joe Cassese Ticket Coordinator ...................Tim Stuart Head Athletic Trainer .......John Doneyko Equipment Manager ... Carmine Cassese

Head Coach ............................Will Lemke Alma Mater .......... UW-LaCrosse (1996) Career Record ............................ 84-55-7 Record at YSU ...........................First Year Student Assistant ............Brian Stoddard Letterwinners Returning/Lost .......... 17/8 Starters Returning/Lost ......................6/5 2008 Record ..................................4-14-2 2007 HL Record (Finish) ........0-7-1 (9th)


SPORTS INFORMATION Director ..................................Trevor Parks Assistant ....................................Jamie Hall Assistant ................................... John Vogel Student Interns ....................Todd Mounce .......................................... Zach Humphries Office Phone ................ (330) 941-3192 Office Fax .................... (330) 941-3191 Soccer Contact.........................Jamie Hall Direct Line ..................... (330) 941-1581 Cell Phone .................... (330) 540-5417 Email League Contact ......................Matt Segal Email

NCAA PRINCIPLE OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND ETHICAL CONDUCT For intercollegiate athletics to promote the character development of participants, to enhance the integrity of higher education, and to promote civility in society, student-athletes, coaches and all others associated with these athletic programs and events should adhere to such fundamental values as respect, fairness, civility, honesty and responsibility. These values should be manifest not only in athletics participation but also in the broad spectrum of activities affecting these athletic programs. YSU ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at Youngstown State is to offer broad-based programs, which accommodate the needs and interests of the students. The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is committed to: welfare of student-athletes, academic integrity, sportsmanship and ethical integrity by student athletes, staff and boosters; fiscal integrity, diversity of student athletes and staff; gender equity and outreach. 2009 MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS The 2009 Soccer Media Guide is a production of the YSU Sports Information Office. This media guide was written, designed and edited by Assistant Sports Information Director Jamie Hall. Editorial and design assistance provided by Trevor Parks, John Vogel and Todd Mounce. Photography by Ron Garchar, Carl Leet and Ron Stevens.

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2009 PENGUINS SOCCER OCCER R 2009 ROSTERS NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 0 1/25 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 27 34

Name Nicole Kline Mariah Snyder Kelly Storkel Jessica McMurray Lydia Allen Rebecca Thomas Lea Byers Jordan Gapczynski Cori Stark Jodi Bowlen Taylor Pickens Olivia Dressler Lauren Brennan Brittany Dowd Katie Peterlin Shelby Parks Natalie Brady Kelsey Kempton Geneva Strelka Roechelle Boone Amanda Barch Kate Bonn Hannah Snyder Kara Cooper

Ht. Pos. 5-9 GK 5-5 GK/D 5-6 MF 5-10 MF 5-6 MF 5-10 MF 5-4 D 5-6 F 5-5 MF 5-3 F 5-9 F 5-7 F 5-2 F 5-6 D 5-5 MF 5-5 F 5-2 F 5-7 D 5-10 MF 5-10 MF 6-0 D 5-10 MF 5-4 F 5-5 F

Yr. So. Sr. So So Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So.

Hometown/High School Davie, Fla./Western Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline Poland, Ohio/Poland Seminary Economy, Pa./Ambridge La Crescent, Minn./La Crescent New Stanton, Pa./Hempfield Area Boardman, Ohio/Boardman Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny Belle Vernon, Pa./Belle Vernon Area Austintown, Ohio/Austintown Fitch Cleveland, Ohio/Cleveland Heights Garrettsville, Ohio/Garfield Springfield, Ill./Sacred Heart Griffin Lisbon, Ohio/Beaver Local Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville Russellton, Pa./Deer Lakes Cheshire, England/St. Peter and Paul Catholic Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville Strongsville, Ohio/Strongsville Stone Mountain, Ga./Columbia Grove City, Ohio/Bishop Ready Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park Youngstown, Ohio/Ursuline Youngstown, Ohio/Youngstown Christian

Head Coach: Will Lemke Student Assistant: Brian Stoddard

Pronunciation Guide

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 4 21 23 20 10 17 13 6 34 14 12 7 18 0 3 16 15 11 27 1/25 9 2 19 5

Name Lydia Allen Amanda Barch Kate Bonn Roechelle Boone Jodi Bowlen Natalie Brady Lauren Brennan Lea Byers Kara Cooper Brittany Dowd Olivia Dressler Jordan Gapczynski Kelsey Kempton Nicole Kline Jessica McMurray Shelby Parks Kate Peterlin Taylor Pickens Hannah Snyder Mariah Snyder Cori Stark Kelly Storkel Geneva Strelka Rebecca Thomas


Bowlen • Bo-len | Gapczynski • Gap-Chin-Skee | Lemke • Lem-key Storkel • Store-kel





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Will Lemke Era Begins with Optimism The 2009 season commences a new era in the 14-year history of the Youngstown State women’s soccer program as Head Coach Will Lemke takes over the reigns. Lemke, who has won 84 games in just eight seasons as a head coach, inherits a team that returns 17 letterwinners, six starters, five of its top six scorers, a school-record holding goalkeeper and an all-league defender. Coupled with seven talented newcomers, the Penguins enter the campaign seeking marked improvement. “We are looking to take the experience of the senior class, who has been through some ups and downs, and develop a sense of mental toughness and competitiveness,” Lemke said. “The team worked really hard in the

spring and really made some progress.” Although optimistic about the upcoming season with a multitude of returning talent, the Guins must also recoup the loss of five four-year starters - Brittny Humphrey, Alex Lee, Caitlin Lee, Keeley Rice and Carrie Wack. “We need to develop a sense of identity both offensively and defensively,” Lemke said. “I also want us to be the best conditioned team on the field. “The infusion of the young talent and scoring ability combined with the experience and toughness of the upperclassmen will definitely be beneficial for us.”

Goalkeepers The Penguins’ last line of defense for the second straight season is senior goalkeeper Mariah Snyder. Last season, Snyder set school records for most shutouts in a single season and lowest goals-against average of 1.51 in 2008. Snyder also led the team with careerbest 131 saves. Snyder, who is in just her second full season as a keeper, tallied at least 10 saves four times, including a career-high 16 against Butler. She also posted 10 saves in a 1-0 shutout against IPFW. Sophomore Nicole Klein also saw some game action, appearing in five games with two starts. Klein turned in an impressive outing collecting 12 saves in a shootout win over Valparaiso first round of the Horizon League Tournament. Klein totaled 23 saves last season.


Mariah Snyder set the school single-season record for most shutouts with four.


The defensive backfield suffer a major blow when Caitlin Lee, Rice and Wack exhausted their eligibility after the 2008 campaign. However, the Penguins return a key cog in their back line with Horizon League AllNewcomer Team selection Kelsey Kempton. The sophomore from Strongsville, Ohio, was one of four players to start every contest

Junior forward Lauren Brennan has scored 12 goals in her first two seasons. last year and scored two goals and assisted on another. Freshman Amanda Barch and Brittney Dowd is also be relied upon to shore up the defense. Barch was a four-year letterwinner at Bishop Ready High School and earned firstteam all-conference honors, while Dowd was a standout at Beaver Local High School.

Forwards The Penguins frontline is poised for a breakout campaign with three of team’s top goal scorers from a year ago returning up front. Leading the strikers are seniors Jodi Bowlen and Jordan Gapczynski and junior Lauren Brennan. Bowlen and Brennan tied for the team

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2009 PENGUINS SOCCER OCCER R 2009 SEASON OUTLOOK lead with fours each last season, while Brennan scored eight goals during her freshman campaign in 2007. Her eight goals is the second-highest single-season total in school history. Gapczynski, who has led the team in shots three straight years, tallied two goals and three assists last season. As a freshman in 2006, Gapczynski led the Penguins with five goals scored. Senior Natalie Brady is the fourth upperclassman returning up front for the Guins. Last season, Brady picked up an assist and took four shots on goal. Other returners to the frontline include junior Taylor Pickens and sophomores Kara Cooper and Hannah Snyder. Freshmen Olivia Dressler and Shelby Parks will also be counted on to infuse a scoring punch. Dressler, from Garrettsville, Ohio, set the school’s career record for most goals with 137, including a single-season mark of 45 in 2008. Parks, who hails from Russellton, Pa., also owns her prep school’s career record for most goals. She was also a four-time WPIAL AllSection pick.

Midfielders Like last season, the midfield will be the deepest position on the 2009 roster with nine players listed at that position. However, the Penguins have three big holes to fill with the loss of Alex Lee, Humphrey and Nina Pannoni to graduation. Looking to fill those voids are fifth-year senior Rochelle Boone, who started 12 games last season, senior Kate Bonn, junior Rebecca Thomas and sophomores Jessica McMurray, Kelly Storkel and Geneva Strelka. Strelka, who appeared in all 20 games, was one of the team’s top goal scorers with three last season. Three newcomers - Lydia Allen, Katie Peterlin and Cori Stark will also be asked to shore up the midfield. Allen was a two-time all-conference pick and Peterlin helped her prep squad to a state runners-up finish in 2008. Stark was named all-state as a senior and finished her career as Belle Vernon High School’s all-time leader with 124 goals and 53 assists.

Senior Jordan Gapczynski (below) has scored eight goals and recorded five assists in her career at Youngstown State.


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2009 2 009 P PENGUINS SOCCER HEAD COACH WILL LEMKE Will Lemke became the fifth head coach in the Youngstown State soccer program’s history in January 2009. Lemke comes to YSU after a successful tenure at NAIA Viterbo University where he won more than 80 games and was the winningest coach in the school’s history. Lemke posted an 84-55-7 mark in his eight seasons with the V-Hawks. He led the program to two NAIA Regional Tournament appearances and was the Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year in 2006. Off the field, Lemke’s charges annually posted one of the top team grade-point averages at the school. He will have nine student-athletes graduate this year alone from VU. He helped turn Viterbo into a perennial conference-title contender after the program had won just 24 games in the six years prior to his arrival. At Youngstown State, Lemke will face a similar task in turning a relatively new program -- 13 years -- into a contender in the highly-competitive Horizon League. Lemke took over the V-Hawks program in 2001 after spending three seasons as an assistant coach at Division II Winona State (1998-01). After posting a 3-12-1 mark his first season, Viterbo posted seven straight winning campaigns. His 12 wins in 2002 were a school best at the time. The school won MCC Championships in 2005 and 2006. The 2005 squad won a school-record 16 games and posted a .800 winning percentage. They finished 6-1-0 in the MCC that year and followed it the next season with a perfect 7-0-0 mark in 2006. The V-Hawks had the schools’ only two NAIA Regional Tournament appearances in 2005 and 2006 as well. The 2005 bid came after winning the conference’s postseason tournament. Lemke’s teams won at least 11 games in all but two of his seasons at the helm of the V-Hawks. After the squad finished fourth in the MCC for three straight campaigns, the program finished in the top three in each of his final four seasons. In 2008, the V-Hawks were 11-8-1 overall placing second in the conference at 6-2. During his time at Viterbo he served as the Athletic Department’s Event Management Coordinator. His duties included overseeing management support systems for all athletic events on campus as well as developing policies and management system procedures. Lemke was responsible for directing annual fundraising actives for soccer program that grossed more than the annual operating budget. While an assistant coach at Winona State, he worked with the head coach to help develop and maintain a Top 20 NCAA Division II program. Lemke was directly responsible for developing the goalkeepers who were voted all-conference each year. He helped with recruiting and worked as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. The Warriors won two conference championships and two tournament championships in a three-year span. Lemke served as the district select director and coach of the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Pro-


gram. He worked to create a new ODP district in Winona, Minn., and developed training programs. Lemke also served as a recruiter and trainer for 25 ODP District Select participants. Since 2004 Lemke worked as the technical director of the La Crescent Soccer Club in La Crescent, Minn. He created a training and certification program for all club coaches and year round youth training programs. He also coached a Minnesota state championship team and two runner-up teams. Lemke played basketball and soccer at the University of Wisconsin Rock County and soccer at the University of WisconsinLaCrosse. While at UW-Rock County, Lemke was a two-time allconference and all-regional performer as well as team captain. Lemke played for the LaCrosse United Premier Soccer Club from 1992-2001. In his free time Lemke is involved with Habitat for Humanity. He co-founded the UW-LaCrosse Collegiate Chapter for Habitat for Humanity and held the position of President for two years and vice president for a year. Lemke has stayed actively involved with the organization for more than 14 years. Lemke, an Edgerton, Wis., native, earned an Associate’s Degree from UW-Rock County in 1992. He furthered his education at the UW-LaCrosse where earned his bachelors in Education and History in 1996. Most recently Lemke completed his Masters of Educational Leadership from Winona State University in 2007. In soccer circles, Lemke holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, a NSCAA National Diploma and a NSCAA Level II Goalkeeping Diploma. Will and his wife, Anna, reside in Austintown.

Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 Total

Lemke’s Year-By-Year Record

School Viterbo Viterbo Viterbo Viterbo Viterbo Viterbo Viterbo Viterbo 8 Years

Record 11-8-1 9-8-1 11-5-2 16-4-0 12-4-1 10-6-1 12-8-0 3-12-1 84-55-7

Pct. .575 .528 .667 .800 .735 .618 .600 .218 .599

Conference Record 6-2-0 (2nd) 5-2-1 (T-3rd) 7-0-0 (1st) 6-1-0 (1st) 4-3-0 (4th) 4-3-0 (4th) 3-3-0 (4th) 2-5-0 37-19-1 (.658)

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Brian Stoddard

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

Student Assistant Coach

Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Liz Vlad is in her eighth year with the program. Vlad handles strength and conditioning workouts for men’s and women’s golf, soccer, swimming, men’s and women’s tennis and track and field. She joined the YSU staff in June 2002 under then coach Todd Burkey. Vlad is now the lone full-time assistant under Coach John Patrick. Besides her role in athletics, Vlad is also a Health and Human Performance and Exercise Science instructor on campus. Vlad also serves as a fitness specialist at the Youngstown YMCA. She has been with the YMCA since 1999 serving in such capacities as a spinning instructor, a civil service and senior weight training and fitness instructor and an aquatic exercise therapist. She has a background as a nuclear medicine technologist before moving into physical fitness. Vlad earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from YSU in 2002. She is a nuclear medicine technology graduate of The Ohio State University Hospitals (1981) and graduated from the Youngstown Hospital Association’s Radiotechnology Program in 1980. Vlad holds certifications as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association; as a Health Fitness Instructor from the American College of Sports Medicine and as a Physical Fitness Specialist from the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas.


Entering his first season as a student assitant coach on the YSU soccer staff is Brian Stoddard. Stoddard has a long resume of coaching experience to bring to the Penguins. He has been coaching in the club ranks throughout the Mahoning Valley as early as 1998. He has also spent time playing and coaching for the Beadling Soccer Club in Pittsburgh, Pa., one of the country’s most decorated soccer programs. Stoddard also was the head soccer coach at Beaver Local High School in Lisbon from 2004-08, and most recently has been serving as the Keystone Soccer Academy Director of Coaching. He has also acquired his USSF “B” coaching license and NSCAA State Goalkeeper license. Stoddard is an East Liverpool, Ohio, native and is currently a senior at Youngstown State University, majoring in Physical Education.

Susan Carfolo Academic Advisor

Susan Carfolo is in her 13th year as an academic advisor in the Youngstown State athletics department. In this role, she oversees the academic progress of studentathletes in the sports of men’s and women’s golf, soccer, men’s and women’s track and field. She also oversees the YSU Student-Athlete Advisory Council (S.A.A.C) and the Champs/Life Skills program. Susan and her husband, Robert reside in Mineral Ridge with their son, Jacob.

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Tom Morella

Assistant Sports Information Director Soccer Contact

Assistant Athletics Director Soccer Administrator

Entering his 13th year with the Youngstown State Athletics Department is Assistant Sports Information Director Jamie Hall. Hall serves as the primary media contact for the YSU men’s basketball, softball and women’s soccer programs and is also the secondary contact for football. During his first 11 years at YSU, Hall served as the SID for the volleyball and women’s basketball programs from 1997-2008, covering two NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament teams. He assists in the maintenance of the YSU athletics website - - and is a member of the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame Committee. During his time at Youngstown State, Hall has led publicity efforts for 12 academic all-district selections and two academic AllAmerica picks. Hall has also worked as the media contact for the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field, swimming and diving and men’s and women’s tennis programs while at Youngstown State. Prior to joining the YSU staff in 1997, Hall spent two years as a graduate assistant at Illinois State, where he served as the media relations contact for the Illinois State baseball and women’s soccer teams. An award-winning editor at Illinois State, Hall’s 1995-96 Illinois State men’s basketball game program was voted second in the nation by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) while the 1996 Illinois State football game program finished third in the nation for Division I-AA/FCS. His 1996 Illinois State Baseball Media Guide earned Best in the District honors. A member of CoSIDA and the United States Basketball Writers Association, Hall earned his bachelor’s degree in 1994 with a double major in sports management and business administration from Baldwin-Wallace (Ohio), where he played baseball for two seasons, and a master’s degree in sports administration from Illinois State in 1996. Hall resides in Canfield and has a 12-year-old daughter, Alison.


Tom Morella is in his 16th year as a member of the Youngstown State Athletics Department and his third as Assistant Athletics Director. Morella is responsible for maintaining and cultivating Penguin Club and Football Alumni Club memberships and events. He serves as the department’s liaison for university facilities and oversees athletic youth camps, concessions and information technology, and is the sports administrator for the baseball, soccer and swimming and diving programs. Prior to his promotion, Morella spent three years as the Director of Athletic Development from 2004-07, four years as the Director of Income Operations from 2000-04 and six years as Manager of Ticket Operations from 1994-2000. His tenure at YSU began in 1993 as a marketing assistant and was responsible for group ticket and advertising sales. Morella graduated magna cum laude from YSU in 1991 with a degree in business administration and earned a master’s degree in sports administration from Kent State in 1993. He resides in New Middletown.

Jenna Lesko Assistant Athletic Trainer

Entering her 11th year with the Youngstown State athletics department is Assistant Athletic Trainer Jenna Lesko. Lesko’s sports responsibilities include working with the Penguins soccer and softball teams and is the athletic training coordinator for summer youth camps. She also certifies all athletic department coaches in American Red Cross Sport Safety Training. Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association, Lesko is also an American Red Cross instructor and earned a bachelor’s degree in education specializing in athletic training from the University of Akron in 1993. She also earned a master’s degree in health and human services from Youngstown State in 2002. Jenna and her husband, Jay, reside in Salem with their son, Zander, and daughter, Muirin.

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Todd Burkey

Lynn Cadle

Mari Ann Cann

Carmine Cassese

Joe Cassese

Erica Chung

Jim Culcasi

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Football Secretary

Men’s & Women’s Basketball Secretary

Head Equipment Manager

Director of Athletic Development

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Penguin Club Treasurer

John Doneyko

Tim Gallo

Emily Haynam

Elaine Jacobs

Ken Layman

Rick Love

Michelle Markota

Head Athletic Trainer

Assistant Equipment Manager

Assistant Athletic Director

Assoc. Athletic Director for Compliance & Eligibility/SWA

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Associate Athletic Director for External Operations

Co-Head Coach Cheerleaders

Cher Marshall

Jim Morrison

Matt Morrone

Marilyn O’Bruba

Trevor Parks

John Patrick

Terry Samuels

Administration & Compliance Secretary

Associate Director of The Penguin Club

Business Manager

Coordinator of Academic Counseling

Sports Information Director

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Academic Counselor

Robb Schmidt

Ron Strollo

Tim Stuart

Deanna Theodore

Cheryl Traylor-Cowan

John Vogel

Jeffrey Wills

Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing & Promotions

Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics

Director of Ticket Operations

Co-Head Coach Cheerleaders

Ticket Office Accounting Clerk

Assistant Sports Information Director

Assistant Athletic Trainer


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MF|5-10|Sr. Bethel Park, Pa. Bethel Park H.S.


Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 2006 Totals

GP-GS 10-9 DNP 10-10 20-19






4 9

2 5

0 0

1 1

1 1

2008 Junior Season Played in a total of 10 games, including nine starts before missing the rest of the season due to an injury...attempted five shots, three of which were on goal...earned letter. 2007 Sophomore Season Did not play due to an injury...was named Co-Penguin of the Year. 2006 Freshman Season Started the first 10 games before missing remainder of season due to an injury...attempted a total of four shots, two of which were on goal...had one assist on Brittny Humphrey’s goal in season opener against Robert Morris...earned her first letter. High School/Club Four-year letterwinner and two-time team captain at Bethel Park...a twotime all-conference selection...holds the school’s defensive record for lowest percentage of goals against in 2005...was named to the Elite 11 at the end senior season…played her club soccer for the International Football Club (IFC) which were state champs in 2004. Personal Parents are Gary and Mary Kay Bonn…has two brothers (Kurt and Erik)... major is civil engineering…born July 8, 1988...received the 2009-10 Lester Donnell of Youngstown State’s two representatives on the 2009-10 Horizon League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.


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MF|5-10|Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga. Columbia H.S. Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 2006 2005 Totals

GP-GS 16-12 3-1 9-4 16-13 44-30

SHOTS 3 1 3 7 14

SOG 2 0 3 4 9

GOALS 0 0 0 0 0

ASSISTS 3 0 0 0 3

POINTS 3 0 0 0 3

2008 Redshirt Junior Season Played in a total of 16 games, making 12 starts...had two assists in the 8-0 shutout over Wheeling Jesuit on Lauren Brennan and Geneva Strelka’s goals...also assisted Carrie Wack’s goal in 4-0 win over Howard...took a total of three shots, all against IFPW... had two shots on goal...earned fourth letter. 2007 Junior Season Played against Pitt and Jacksonville State then missed the rest of the season due to an injury...received her third letter. 2006 Sophomore Season Appeared in nine games, including three starts...took three shots, all of which were on goal...earned her second letter. 2005 Freshman Season Played in 16 games, making 13 starts...took seven shots, including four shots on goal...earned her first letter. High School/Club Was a standout at Columbia High School...first-team all-area selection as a forward...also scored 26 goals that season...named team MVP all four years...led her club team, the Smysa Spirit, to a second-place finish in the Georgia State League. Personal Parents are Darold and Anita Boone...has two brothers and two sisters... major is biology-physical therapy...born Feb. 20, 1987.


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BOWLEN F|5-3|Sr.


Austintown, Ohio Austintown Fitch H.S. Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 2006 Totals

GP-GS 20-19 20-13 16-11 56-43

SHOTS 23 12 12 47

SOG 15 5 8 28

GOALS 4 0 1 5

ASSISTS 3 1 1 5

POINTS 11 1 3 15

2008 Junior Season Named the team’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year... Tied two teammates for most goals on the team with four...also tied Lauren Brennan for most points on the team with 11...three assists were the second most as well... played in all 20 games and started in all but one of the contests...took a total of 23 shots which were the third most on the team..had goals against Siena, Howard and two in the 8-0 shutout over Wheeling Jesuit...earned her third letter. 2007 Sophomore Season Played in 20 games and made 13 starts...took 12 shots, five of which were on goal...assisted Tara Morey’s goal against Cleveland State in the first round of the Horizon League Championship...earned her second letter. 2006 Freshman Season Appeared in 16 games, including making 11 starts...took a total of 12 shots, eight of which were on goal...tied for third on the team in shot attempts... was second in shots on goal...had a three-point effort against The Citadel... scored a goal and had an assist on Chirsti Williams’ goal, both against the Bulldogs...earned her first letter. High School/Club Four-year starter and two-time team captain…set school records at Austintown Fitch for career goals scored (86) and assists (30)…named team MVP as well as four-time offensive MVP… was named to the all-conference team and was also District Player of the Year…was YDSSCA Girls Division I player of the year…part of the 2003 district championship team…led her team to their first-ever conference championship in 2005…recognized as a High School All-American and was also named to the Ohio All-State second-team...played club soccer with the Cleveland Internationals for seven years...had a major role in their two state championships...also was a regional and state finalist. Personal Parents are George and Terri Bowlen…has two brothers (Nick and Nathan)…major is criminal justice…born Aug. 9, 1987...recipient of the Sigma Club Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year.


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F|5-2|Sr. Cheshire, England St. Peter and Paul Catholic Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 2006 Totals

GP-GS 18-6 14-9 16-9 48-24

SHOTS 8 9 5 22

SOG 4 6 2 12

GOALS 0 1 1 2

ASSISTS 1 1 0 2

POINTS 1 3 2 6

2008 Junior Season Played in 18 games, including six starts...took a total of eights shots, half of which were against Wheeling Jesuit...three of her shots were on goal... earned third letter. 2007 Sophomore Season Appeared in 14 games and started in nine of the contests...scored a goal against Butler in the final home game of the season...had an assist on Lauren Brennan’s goal against Milwaukee...took a total of nine shots, six of which were on goal...earned her second letter. 2006 Freshman Season Played in 16 games, including nine starts...attempted five shots, two of which were on goal...scored her first career goal against Cleveland State in 3-1 win...goal proved to the be the game winner...earned her first letter. High School Was a midfielder for the Everton Ladies reserve football team...named team’s Player of the Year on three won the Lancashire Cup in was also the runner up for the Lancashire Cup twice... squad also placed second in the Lancashire League three times...member of the English and Scottish national team pools...completed Advance Level Soccer Classes in England. Personal Parents are George and Jeannette Brady...has one brother (Stuart)...major is exercise science...born Oct. 24, 1989.


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GAPCZYNSKI F|5-6|Sr. Wexford, Pa. North Allegheny H.S


Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 2006 Totals

GP-GS 20-11 20-17 17-9 57-37

SHOTS 46 52 29 127

SOG 22 25 10 57

GOALS 2 1 5 8

ASSISTS 3 2 0 5

POINTS 7 4 10 21

2008 Junior Season Led the team for the third straight year in shots with 46, including 22 on goal...played in all 20 games, starting in 11 of the contests...tied three teammates for second most assists on the team with three...scored two goals in the 4-0 shutout over Howard...earned third letter 2007 Sophomore Season Led the team in shots with 52, including 25 on goal...had the fifth most shots in a season in school history...scored a goal against Howard in the Penguins 5-1 victory....appeared in 20 games and started in 17 of the contests... assisted Lauren Brennan’s goal against IUPUI and Erin Gilmour’s goal in the Green Bay game...earned her second letter. 2006 Freshman Season Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...led the team in shots with 29, including 10 on goal...scored a team-high five goals and 10 points for the season...had goals against Canisius, Francis Marion, The Citadel, Loyola and Cleveland State...credited with game-winner against Canisius... first Guin to score five goals in a season since 2003...earned her first letter. High School Was a two-time team captain and varsity letterwinner...led her team in goals and assists...named Female Athlete of the Year as a sophomore... was a two-time all-conference first-team selection and was voted to the All-Star team her senior year...was a standout member of her club soccer team, the International Football Club (IFC)...was a member of the Olympic Development Region I U-19 team where she was one of only three high school players to make the team in 2005. Personal Parents are Chet and Jo Gapczynski...has a brother (Chet) and two sisters (Taylor and Ryleigh)...major is fashion merchandising..born Nov. 24, 1987... Recipient of the Harry K Graebing Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year.


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SNYDER GK/D|5-5|Sr. Youngstown, Ohio Ursuline H.S


Career Statistics (Goalkeeper) Year 2008 2007 Totals

GP-GS MIN. SAVES 18-18 1,551:12 131 2-1 90:35 13 20-10 1,641:47 144

PCT. .834 .765 .828

GA 26 4 30

GAA SHO W-L-T 1.51 4 4-12-1 3.97 0 0-0-0 1.64 4 4-12-1

Career Statistics (Defender) Year 2007 2006 Totals

GP-GS 15-13 12-9 27-22

SHOTS 0 1 1

SOG 0 0 0

GOALS 0 0 0


POINTS 0 1 1

2008 Junior Season Played first season as goalkeeper...broke the school record for fewest goals allowed per game with a 1.51 average for the season...set the school record for most shutouts in a season with four...started as keeper in 18 games playing a total of 1551:12 minutes in the net...collected a total of 131 saves...tallied shutouts against Saint Francis (Pa.) (9/19), Howard (9/21), IPFW (10/5) and Green Bay (10/10)...recorded at least 10 saves four times, including a career-high 16 against Butler (9/28)...earned third letter. 2007 Sophomore Season Played in 15 games, including 12 starts...missed the final five contests due to an injury...filled in as goalkeeper for injured Caitlin Bodzioney during overtime of the IUPUI game...also played as goalkeeper against Bowling Green collecting 13 saves...earned her second letter. 2006 Freshman Season Played in 12 games, making nine starts...attempted a shot in the 1-0 victory over Canisius...had an assist on Natalie Brady’s goal against Cleveland State in the 3-1 win...earned her first letter. High School Named team MVP her junior year...had the most goals at Ursuline in 2004 with 14 and in 2005 with 15…was a second-team Division II All-Ohio selection…a four-time Steel Valley Conference pick…was named to the NSCAA/adidas All-Region II (Central) team…helped lead Ursuline to the District 2, Region 5 semifinals as a senior…third year starter for district finalist Ursuline in 2004…was sixth ranked soccer player in Ohio for scoring in 2005. Personal Parents are Thomas and Anna Marie Snyder...has a sister Hannah, who is also a member of the team…major is criminal justice…born Dec. 1, 1987.


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F|5-2|Jr. Springfield, Ill. Sacred Heart Griffin H.S Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 Totals

GP-GS 20-12 20-14 40-26

SHOTS 33 39 72

SOG 19 24 43

GOALS 4 8 12


POINTS 11 19 30

2008 Sophomore Season Named the team’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year...played in all 20 games and started in a total of 12 of the contests...tied two other teammates for most goals with four...her three assists also tied two on the team for the most for the season...tied Jodi Bowlen for most points with 11... took the second most shots on the team with 33...scored goals against Saint Francis (Pa.), IPFW, Wheeling Jesuit and Cleveland State...earned second letter. 2007 Freshman Season Tied the school record for most goals in a game with four against Howard...broke the school record for most points in a game with nine, also against Howard...named team offensive player of the year...finished the season with 19 points, which is the third most in school history....eight goals for the season ties the mark for third most in school history....played in all 20 games, including 14 starts...39 shots were the second best on the team...24 of her shots were on goal...earned her first letter. High School Started in every varsity game for four years...led the team in scoring in her sophomore, junior and senior year...was the second-leading scorer in Sacred Heart Griffin’s history with 69 goals...was named Illinois all-state first-team her senior year as well as all-sectional and all-conference for three years...chosen as Player of the Year in the Central State Conference in her senior year…named to the all-tournament team for four straight years in the Blazer Soccer Classic...was a four-year letterwinner and onetime team captain…also participated in cross country and basketball. Personal Parents are Patrick and Janet Brennan....has two brothers (Dugan and Nolan)...major is criminal justice...born Jan. 30 ,1989.


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F|5-9|Jr. Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland Heights H.S Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 Totals

GP-GS DNP 11-1 11-1






5 5

2 2

0 0

0 0

0 0

2008 Sophomore Season Did not play due to injury. 2007 Freshman Season Played in 11 games....made her first career start against IUPUI...took five shots, two of which were on goal...earned her first letter. High School Was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain...was Cleveland Heights leading goal scorer in 2005 and 2006...chosen for the Greater Cleveland Second Team in 2005 and 2006...named the Lake Erie League player of the year in 2005 and was the league’s leading goal scorer...part of the CASA team when they won the state cup in 2006...named to the Northeast Ohio All-Star team her senior year... also ran track. Personal Parents are Elvis and Lori Pickens...has one brother (Austin) and one sister (Jordan)...major is special education...born Aug. 1, 1989.


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THOMAS MF|5-10|Jr. New Stanton, Pa. Hempfield Area H.S


Career Statistics Year 2008 2007 Totals

GP-GS 6-0 4-0 10-0

SHOTS 1 0 1

SOG 0 0 0

GOALS 0 0 0


POINTS 1 0 1

2008 Sophomore Season Appeared in a total of six games...had an assist on Kara Cooper’s goal against Wheeling Jesuit...attempted a shot against Kent State... earned second letter. 2007 Freshman Season Played in four games during freshman campaign...earned her first letter. High School Was a four-time letterwinner in high school...named defensive MVP... played for the Foothills United Cup team...also lettered in track and lacrosse. Personal Parents are Roy Thomas and Bonnita Sell Thomas...major is biology... born Feb. 17, 1989.


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F|5-5|So. Youngstown, Ohio Youngstown Christian Career Statistics Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS 19-4 19-4


SOG 3 3




2008 Freshman Season Played in a total of 19 games...started against Detroit, Butler, Wright State and Cleveland State...scored first career goal in the 8-0 shutout over Wheeling Jesuit...took a total of seven shots, including three on goal...earned first letter. High School Was a four-time MVP at Youngstown Christian...holds all the school’s scoring records... two-time all-conference senior year was voted to the Ohio All-State team and was a WYTV’s Student Athlete of the Week...compiled a total of 139 goals in her four years of high school....also participated in basketball and cheerleading. Personal Parents are Larry and Arlene Cooper…has a brother (Kory) and sister (Kristi)…major is exercise science…born Sept. 5, 1989...recipient of the John Kerola Scholarship for the 200910 academic year.


KEMPTON D|5-7|So. Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville H.S. Career Statistics Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS 20-20 20-20

SHOTS 12 12

SOG 5 5




2008 Freshman Season Named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team...started in all 20 games...scored first career goal against Valparaiso in the regular season...also scored against Wheeling Jesuit in the 8-0 shutout...assisted Lauren Brennan’s goal in the 1-0 win over IPFW...finished with a total of five points...took a total of 12 shots, five of which were on goal... earned first letter. High School Three-time letterwinner and one-time team captain...high school soccer team was ranked number one in the state and number two in the 2005, Strongsville won the state championship...member of the Ohio Premier North Soccer Club, who were state club champions in 2005...was also part of the team in 2006 and 2007 when it finished as state finalist...was a four-year member of the Ohio North ODP program and was an All-Conference Selection Scholar-Athlete. Personal Parents are Richard and Donna Kempton…has two brothers (Brandt and Justin)…major is exercise science…born Oct. 6, 1989...recipient of the Lester Donnell Scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year.


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KLINE GK|5-9|So. Davie, Fla. Western H.S


Career Statistics (Goalkeeper) Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS MIN. SAVES 5-2 296:43 23 5-2 296:43 23

PCT. .676 .676

GA GAA SHO W-L-T 11 3.34 1 0-2-1 11 3.34 1 0-2-1

2008 Freshman Season Played in five games and started in two of the contests playing at total of 296:43 minutes....collected a total of 23 saves for the year...earned first career shutout against Valparaiso in the first round of the Horizon League Tournament after playing for two overtimes and stopping five shots in a shootout...was named Horizon League Player of the Game for her performance against Valparaiso collecting a personal-best 12 saves...also started agaisnt Loyola in the league tournament. High School Team MVP and captain..was selected to the All-Broward Conference team...played a pivotal role in her team being named the 2005 5A/6A District Champions and Regional Finalist in her freshman year...member of the Sunrise Flames FC U-17 soccer team.


McMURRAY MF|5-10|So. Economy, Pa. Ambridge H.S.


Career Statistics Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS 9-0 9-0


SOG 0 0




2008 Freshman Season Appeared in nine contests...earned first letter. High School Team captain and team MVP...chosen as a WPIAL All-Section was the PA West State Champions in 2003 and was a finalist in 2004 and 2005...also a six-year member of the PA West ODP state team...played an integral role in her club team being named the U.S. State Club Champion in was also a finalist in 2006...member of the Penns Forest Soccer Club Team...also competed in track. Personal Parents are Bud Haney and Diane McMurray…has five brothers (Joe, Jason and Mike Haney, Jim and Mike McMurray)…major is criminal justice…born April 15, 1990.

Personal Parents are David and Marie Kline…has one sister (Danielle)…major is undecided…born May 23, 1990.


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SNYDER F|5-4|So. Youngstown, Ohio Ursuline


Career Statistics Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS 5-0 5-0




STORKEL MF|5-6|So. Poland Poland Seminary Career Statistics

SOG 2 2




2008 Freshman Season Made five appearances...played against Albany, Howard, Butler, IFPW and Wheeling Jesuit...took three shots and two shots on goal. High School Lettered all four years at Ursuline…was named team captain twice…four-year starter…named second-team all-state… was named to the All-Mahoning County team…named firstteam all-district…was her high school’s MVP. Personal Parents are Tom and Annie Snyder…sister Mariah is also a member of the team…major is early childhood education… born May 15, 1990.

Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS 16-9 16-9


SOG 6 6




2008 Freshman Season Appeared in a total of 16 games making starts in nine of the contests...tallied nine shots, including six shots on goal... attempted two shots on goal against Robert Morris...took a team-high six shots against Wheeling Jesuit (10/17)...took a shot against Detroit. High School Was a four-year letter recipient at Poland…named team captain her senior year…member of her high schools district championship team in 2007…in 2007 was named alldistrict…also named first team all-county…named to second team 2006 was first team all-conference... also participated in track. Personal Parents are Bill and Teri Storkel…has two brothers (Matt and Ryan)…major is undecided…born March 24, 1989.


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MF|5-10|So. Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville H.S.


Career Statistics Year 2008 Totals

GP-GS 20-3 20-3

SHOTS 16 16

SOG 11 11




2008 Freshman Season Played in all 20 games, making three starts...took a total of 16 shots, including 11 shots on goal...scored the third most goals on the team with three...finished the season with a total of six points...scored goals against Akron, Wheeling Jesuit and Loyola. High School/Club Was named Rookie of the Year at Strongsville High and was one of the team’s top goal scorers...six-year Regional State Select Team member for Northern Ohio Select, Cleveland Internationals and Cleveland Area Soccer Academy Super Leagues...member of the club team the Cleveland Whitecaps. Personal Parents are Thomas and Diane Strelka…has two brothers (Damian and Paul) and two sisters (Marie and Katrina)… major is criminal justice…born Aug. 17, 1990.



MF|5-6|Fr. La Crescent, Minn. La Crescent H.S.


High School/Club Was a four-year letterwinner at La Crescent High School... earned first-team all-conference honors twice...helped lead La Crescent to the HVL conference championship. Personal Parents are Joyce and Brian Allen…has a two sister (Liesl)… major is undecided…born March 17, 1991.



D|6-0|Fr. Grove City, Ohio Bishop Ready H.S.


High School/Club Was a four-year letterwinner at Bishop Ready High School... named team captain as a senior...earned first-team all-conference honors...named to the Senior All-Star Game and selected as Team Captain for the game. Personal Parents are Kathy and Larry Barch…has two brothers (Brandon and Michael) and a two sister (Courtney)…major is engineering…born Sept. 4, 1990.


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D|5-4|Fr. Boardman, Ohio Boardman H.S.


High School/Club Was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain at Boardman High School...twice named first-team all-county... named first-team all-district and second-team all-district. Personal Daughter of Shannon and Lonnie Byers...has a sister (Lauren)...major is criminal justice...born October 1, 1990.




F|5-7|Fr. Garrettsville, Ohio James A. Garfield H.S.

High School/Club Four-year letterwinner and two-time captain at James A. Garfield High School...set the school’s career record for most goals with 137...set the single-season mark for most goals with 45 in 2008...finished career ranked third in the State of Ohio for most career goals and owns the Portage Trail Conference’s career goals mark...led Garfield to a 13-3-2 record as a senior...named second-team all-state and firstteam all-district as a senior. Personal Daughter of Sarah Wiczen...has two brothers (Devin and Jonathan)...major is early childhood education...born April 14, 1991.



D|5-7|Fr. Lisbon, Ohio Beaver Local H.S.


High School/Club Was a four-year letterwinner at Beaver Local High School... twice named team captain...earned all-conference four times...four-time all-district selection. Personal Daughter of Maxie and Glen Dowd...has a brother (Sam) and sister (Sabrina)...major is photography...born May 14, 1991.




F|5-5|Fr. Russellton, Pa. Deer Lakes H.S.


High School/Club Was a four-year letterwinner at Deer Lakes High School... holds the school record for most career goals...led Deer Lakes in goals scored four times and most assists three times...fourtime WPIAL All-Section pick and three-time WPIAL All-Star. Personal Daughter of Kathy and Rich Parks...has a sister (Tiffani)... major is nursing...born Nov. 8, 1990.

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MF|5-5|Fr. Strongsville, Ohio Strongsville H.S.

High School/Club Was a two-year letterwinner at Strongsville High School... named Greater Cleveland Honorable Mention...helped Strongsville to state runners-up finishes in 2007 and 2008. Personal Daughter of Charlene and Daniel Peterlin...has a sister (Jennifer)...major is marketing...born March 4, 1991.



MF|5-5|Fr. Belle Vernon, Pa. Belle Vernon Area H.S.


High School/Club Was a four-year letterwinner and two-time captain at Belle Vernon Area High School...set the school’s career records for most goals with 124 and most assists with 53...three-time allsection pick...named all-state as a senior...two-time All-WPIAL selection...led Belle Vernon Area to four straight undefeated sectional championships...was a member of PA West ODP for six years...named all-region in 2005 and 2008... played for the Region 1 Team in Portugal. Personal Daughter of Bernadette and Anthony Stark...has a brother (Dylan)...major is health science...born March 17, 1991.


Opponent Air Force Albany Akron American Arizona Ball State Binghamton Bowling Green Buffalo Butler Canisius Central Michigan The Citadel Cleveland State Colgate Creighton Delaware State Detroit Drury Duquesne East Tennessee Eastern Michigan Francis Marion Green Bay Hiram Howard Idaho State Iowa State IPFW IUPUI Jacksonville State Kent State Liberty Louisville Loyola Malone Manhattan Marshall Miami (Ohio) Milwaukee Morehead State Mount St. Mary’s Muskingum Niagara NC State Northern Michigan Oakland Ohio Ohio State Oral Roberts Pittsburgh Radford Robert Morris St. Bonaventure Saint Francis (Pa.) Siena Slippery Rock SE Missouri State Southern Utah Tiffin Toledo Towson UNC-Wilmington Utah State UTEP Valparaíso VCU Villanova VMI Weber State West Virginia Western Carolina Western Illinois Western Michigan Westminster Wheeling Jesuit Wright State

All-Time Series Records Won Lost 0 1 0 2 0 4 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 9 3 5 0 1 1 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 11 0 1 0 6 0 1 0 4 0 1 1 8 1 0 5 4 0 2 0 1 1 2 0 6 0 1 1 7 0 2 0 2 1 9 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 8 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 2 10 0 2 2 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 7 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 3 0 11

Tied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Last Meeting 8/29/2000 9/05/2008 9/14/2008 10/8/2003 10/4/2002 9/4/2005 10/29/2000 9/23/2007 9/7/1996 9/28/2008 9/30/2007 9/12/1998 9/17/2006 10/24/2008 9/14/2003 9/17/2004 9/5/2003 9/26/2008 10/17/1999 9/11/2008 9/09/2007 9/12/2000 9/15/2006 10/10/2008 10/9/1997 9/21/2008 10/6/2002 9/19/2004 10/05/2008 9/21/2007 9/07/2007 8/24/2008 9/9/2000 9/12/2003 11/03/2008 9/9/1998 9/9/2005 8/25/2000 9/19/2000 10/12/2008 9/4/1999 9/29/1996 9/3/1997 9/30/2005 9/12/2004 8/27/2006 9/27/2002 9/13/1998 9/21/2003 10/21/2000 8/31/2007 9/1/2002 8/28/2008 8/30/1997 9/19/2008 9/07/2008 10/28/1997 9/3/2000 9/30/2001 9/18/1996 10/17/2003 9/28/1996 9/10/2004 9/23/2000 9/24/2000 10/29/2008 9/21/2001 10/22/2004 9/11/2005 9/9/2001 10/7/1997 9/17/2003 10/13/2000 10/15/2004 9/1/1999 10/17/2008 10/19/2008

Result L, 0-14 L, 1-2 L, 2-3 L, 0-4 L, 0-7 L, 0-1 L, 0-6 L, 0-3 L, 0-6 L,0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L,1-2 (OT) L, 0-6 L, 1-8 W, 17-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 1-2 (OT) L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-1 T,0-0 (2 OT) W, 8-0 W, 4-0 L, 0-4 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 L, 2-3 (OT) L, 0-1 L, 0-1 L, 0-15 L, 1-5 L, 0-5 W, 1-0 L, 0-1 L, 0-8 L, 2-8 L, 0-3 W, 4-1 L, 2-4 W, 6-1 L, 0-4 L, 0-5 L, 0-1 L, 0-8 L, 0-6 L, 0-7 L, 0-11 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 0-2 L, 1-6 W, 1-0 L, 1-2 L, 4-5 L, 0-9 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-7 L, 0-6 L, 0-8 L, 2-7 L, 0-12 T, 0-0 (SO) L, 0-4 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 L, 1-9 L, 0-4 L, 0-2 L, 0-8 L, 1-4 W, 4-3 (OT) W, 0-8 L, 0-2

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2008 OVERALL STATISTICS Name Jordan Gapczynski Lauren Brennan Jodi Bowlen Carrie Wack Geneva Strelka Kelsey Kempton Brittny Humphrey Kelly Storkel Natalie Brady Kara Cooper Kate Bonn Ieysha Ollivierra Hannah Snyder Rochelle Boone Nina Pannoni Alex Lee Keeley Rice Rebecca Thomas Caitlin Lee Jessica McMurray Dominique Ward Amanda Polles Nicole Kline Mariah Snyder Total Opponents GOALKEEPER Mariah Snyder Nicole Kline Team Totals Opponents

GP-GS Goals Assists 20-11 2 3 20-12 4 3 20-19 4 3 20-19 4 0 20-3 3 0 20-20 2 1 15-12 1 0 16-9 0 0 18-6 0 1 19-4 1 0 10-9 0 0 4-0 0 0 5-0 0 0 16-12 0 3 15-4 0 1 20-20 1 5 20-20 1 0 6-0 0 1 20-20 0 0 9-0 0 0 1-0 0 1 5-0 0 0 5-2 0 0 18-18 0 0 20 23 22 20 37 37 GP-GS Minutes GA 18-18 1,551:12 26 5-2 296:43 11 0:00 0 20 1,847:55 37 20 1,847:55 23

Points 7 11 11 8 6 5 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 1 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 68 111 GAA 1.51 3.34 0.00 1.80 1.12

Shots 46 33 23 18 16 12 10 9 8 7 5 5 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 207 397 Saves 131 23 2 156 87

Shot % .043 .121 .174 .222 .188 .167 .100 .000 .000 .143 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 .500 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .111 .093 Pct. .834 .676 1.000 .808 .791

SOG 22 19 15 11 11 5 2 6 4 3 3 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110 193

Points Player 1. Lauren Brennan 1. Jodi Bowlen 3. Carrie Wackl 4. Jordan Gapczynski Goals Player 1. Lauren Brennan 1. Jodi Bowlen 1. Carrie Wack

Goals 4 4 4

Assists Player 1. Alex Lee 2. Rochelle Boone 2. Jodi Bowlen 2. Lauren Brennan 2. Jordan Gapczynski

Assists 5 3 3 3 3

Shots Player 1. Jordan Gapczynski 2. Lauren Brennan 3. Jodi Bowlen 4. Carrie Wack

Shots 46 33 23 18

2008 RESULTS Date Aug. 24 Aug. 28 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 11 Sept. 14 Sept. 19 Sept. 21 Sept. 26 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 29 Nov. 2

Carrie Wack tied for the team lead with four goals scored in 2008.


Points (G/A) 11 (4/3) 11 (4/3) 8 (4/0) 7 (2/3)

Opponent KENT STATE at Robert Morris at Albany at Siena at Duquesne AKRON at Saint Francis (Pa.) at Howard DETROIT* at Butler* at Valparaiso* at IPFW GREEN BAY* MILWAUKEE* WHEELING JESUIT at Cleveland State* at Loyola* at Valparaiso# at Loyola#

Score L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 L, 1-2 L, 2-3 W, 1-0 W, 4-0 L, 1-2 L, 0-3 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 T, 0-0 L, 0-3 W, 8-0 L, 1-2 L, 1-6 T, 0-0 L, 0-5

* - Horizon League game. # - Horizon League Tournament game.

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-AAmy Angelo Jennifer Argiro Lauren Ausmundson

1998-99 1996-99 2001-03

Christine Handte Shirley Hartness Joy Hollencamp Brittny Humphrey

1998-2001 2003 2005-2007 2004-08

-BSarah Bartholomew Melanie Berg Caitlin Bestard Joy Blasko Caitlin Bodzioney Katie Bollinger Kate Bonn Roechelle Boone Kacey Boros Jodi Bowlen Natalie Brady Lauren Brennan Sadie Brookman Tessa Brookman Stephanie Butcher

2001 2000-01 2002-05 1996 2006-07 2000-03 2006-Present 2005-Present 1996 2006-Present 2006-Present 2007-Present 2004-05 2004-07 1997 -C-

Corey Cardone Nicole Centofanti Kara Cooper Sarah Crafton Alisa Crocket Rachel Cubellis

2003-04 1997-2000 2008-Present 2005-06 2000 2003 -D-

Denise Dario Katie Deprey Mary Kate DeSalvo Casey Dick Natalie Dickson Susie Dormain Katie Duracky

1998 2002-03 1997 2001-05 1996-98 1996-97 2004 -E-

Chris Engelis Katie Etheredge

1996-99 1996 -F-

Diane Fellabaum Sarah Fennema Jenna Fink Bridget Frank

2001-05 1997-98 2005-07 1996

-ICerid Irvine


Mia Railing Andrea Rando Megan Reed Kelly Renninger Keeley Rice Lauren Roseman Brittany Ryan

2001-03 1996-97 2000-2001 1997 2005-08 1999-02 2005

-JLauren Jackson Jenny Jacobs Katie Jacobs Jennifer Jennings Roberta Johnson Kim Jugenheimer

2003 2000-01 2001 2002-05 2004-05 2001-03 -K-

Michelle Kaydo Kelsey Kempton Jennifer Ketchum Melanie Kiko Kelly Kirkwood Nicole Kline Brianne Kochunas

1997-99 2008-Present 1996-97 2007 1999 2008-Present 2002 -L-

Melissa Laforet Sierra Lawson Hannah Lawther Maddie Lawther Alex Lee Caitlin Lee Kristy Ludt

1996-99 2007 2001-03 2003-05 2005-08 2005-08 1996-99

-SLisa Schwartz Alicia Scopellite Heather Smolik Britta Snowberger Hannah Snyder Mariah Snyder Tammy Sos Kelly Storkel Geneva Strelka

1996 1996-99 1999 2004-2007 2008-Present 2006-Present 2002 2008-Present 2008-Present

-TLauren Tandazo-Kendera Jessica Tait Sade Tate Casey Taylor Elizabeth Testa Jenna Thomas Rebecca Thomas

2007 1999-02 2005-06 2004 1997-00 2001 2007-Present

-VKara Vezza Julie Virgalitte

2004-05 1996 -W-

-MLaura Mauer Kate McHugh Jessica McMurray Renee Merlo Kaitlin Messer Alicia Metz Erin Moehle Tracey Moore Tara Morey

2003 1999-02 2008-Present 2001 2005-06 1996-97 2002-03 1998 2007

Carrie Wack Dana Walker Dominique Ward Katy Wells Christi Williams Kara White Rachel Wilds

2005-08 1997-2000 2008-Present 2007 2005-07 2000-03 1999-02 -Y-

Jessica Yarter


-OIyesha Ollivierre

2008 -P-

-GMegan Gibson Kate Gigliotti Erin Gilmour Jamie Granata Chantel Grooms Sarah Gross


1999-02 2000-01 2007 2003 2001 1997

April Pankewicz Nina Pannoni Kelly Patrick Maura Patton Taylor Pickens Carrie Playforth Amanda Polles

1999-2001 2005-08 1997-98 2002-03 2007-Present 2000 2005-08

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2009 PENGUINS SOCCER OCCER R ANNUAL STAT LEADERS GOALS 1996 Melissa Laforet 1997 Alicia Metz 1998 Melissa Laforet 1999 Megan Gibson 2000 Nicole Centofanti 2001 Kara White 2002 Maura Patton 2003 Jessica Yarter 2004 Katie Duracky Sadie Brookman 2005 Brittny Humphrey 2006 Jordan Gapczynski 2007 Lauren Brennan 2008 Jodi Bowlen Lauren Brennan Carrie Wack

7 13 5 7 4 5 5 5 3 3 3 5 8 4 4 4


1996 Susie Dorman 1997 Melissa Laforet Susie Dorman 1998 Melissa Laforet 1999 Melissa Laforet 2000 Jenny Jacobs Kara White 2001 Chantel Grooms 2002 Kara White 2003 Corey Cardone 2004 Katie Duracky Maddie Lawther 2005 Four Players 2006 Seven Players 2007 Lauren Brennan Carrie Wack 2008 Alex Lee


3 5 5 3 6 2 2 5 4 3 2 2 1 1 3 3 5

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

LAFORET SHOTS 1996 Melissa Laforet 36 1997 Melissa Laforet 73 1998 Melissa Laforet 44 1999 Melissa Laforet 59 2000 Carrie Playforth 29 2001 Kara White 37 2002 Jessica Yarter 26 2003 Maddie Lawther 24 2004 Katie Duracky 55 2005 Kara Vezza 24 2006 Jordan Gapczynski 29 2007 Jordan Gapczynski 52 2008 Jordan Gapczynski 46 POINTS 1996 Melissa Laforet 1997 Alicia Metz 1998 Melissa Laforet 1999 Megan Gibson


14 29 13 16

Nicole Centoranti Kara White Maura Patton Jessica Yarter Katie Duracky Brittny Humphrey Jordan Gapczynski Lauren Brennan Jodi Bowlen Lauren Brennan

9 11 10 12 8 6 10 19 11 11

SHUTOUTS 1996 Bridget Frank 1997 Sarah Fennema 1998 Christine Handte 1999 Christine Handte 2000 None 2001 None 2002 Jennifer Jennings 2003 Mia Railing 2004 Caitlin Bestard 2005 Caitlin Bestard Jessica Yarter 2006 Catilin Bodzioney 2007 Caitlin Bodzioney 2008 Mariah Snyder

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4

SAVES 1996 Bridget Frank 1997 Sarah Fennema 1998 Christine Handte 1999 Christine Handte 2000 Christine Handte 2001 Christine Handte 2002 Caitlin Bestard 2003 Mia Railing 2004 Mia Railing 2005 Jessica Yarter 2006 Caitlin Bodzioney 2007 Caitlin Bodzioney 2008 Mariah Snyder

136 144 158 149 124 136 176 123 108 100 133 175 131

2 1 3 3

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Christine Handte 4.36 Caitlin Bestard 5.01 Mia Railing 3.98 Caitlin Bestard 2.62 Jessica Yarter 1.89 Caitlin Bodzioney 1.88 Caitlin Bodzioney 2.06 Mariah Snyder 1.51

GOALKEEPER MINUTES 1996 Bridget Frank 1,530 1997 Sarah Fennema 1,690 1998 Christine Handte 1,324 1999 Christine Handte 1,641 2000 Christine Handte 920 2001 Christine Handte1,444 2002 Caitlin Bestard 1,509 2003 Mia Railing 1,288 2004 Mia Railing 919 2005 Jessica Yarter 1,425 2006 Caitlin Bodzioney 1,528 2007 Caitlin Bodzioney 1,745 2008 Mariah Snyder 1,551


GOALS AGAINST AVERAGE 1996 Bridget Frank 3.80 1997 Sarah Fennema 2.45 1998 Christine Handte 1.97 1999 Christine Handte 2.08 2000 Christine Handte 8.94

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2009 2 009 P PENGUINS SOCCER RECORD BOOK TEAM SINGLE-GAME RECORDS Points Goals Assists Shots Fewest Shots

Saves Goals In a Half

41 vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 17 vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 8 vs. Delaware State (9/4/02) 53 vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 0 vs. Detroit (11/3/01) 0 vs. Oakland (9/27/01) 0 vs. Butler (11/3/02) 25 vs. UTEP (9/24/00) 10 vs. Delaware State (9/5/03)

TEAM SEASON RECORDS Most Wins Fewest Wins Most Losses Fewest Losses Most Goals Fewest Goals Most Assists Most Shots Most Saves Most Shutouts Most Times Shutout

6 (1997, 1999) 0 (2000) 19 (2000, 2001) 12 (1998) 40 (1997) 5 (2005) 25 (1997) 271 (1997) 223 (2000) 4 (2008) 16 (2005)

INDIVIDUAL GAME RECORDS Points 1. 9, Lauren Brennan vs. Howard (9/16/07) 2. 8, Kim Jugenheimer vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 3. 7, Corey Cardone vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 7, Jessica Yarter vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 5. 6, Hannah Lawther vs. Delaware State(9/5/02) 6, Missy Laforet vs. Westminster (9/1/99) Goals 1. 4, Lauren Brennan vs. Howard (9/16/07) 4, Kim Jugenheimer vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 3. 3, Katie Bollinger vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 3, Jessica Yarter vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 3, Hannah Lawther vs. Delaware State (9/5/02) 3, Missy Laforet vs. Westminster (9/1/99) 3, Missy Laforet vs. Howard (10/11/98) 3, Alicia Metz vs. Canisius (10/18/97) 3, Missy Laforet vs. W. Illinois (9/21/97) Assists 1. 3, Corey Cardone vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 3, Chantel Grooms vs. IUPUI (10/21/01) 3. 2, Rochelle Boone vs. Wheeling Jesuit (10/17/08) 2, Alex Lee vs. Howard (9/21/08) 2, Katie Deprey vs. Delaware State (9/5/02) 2, Kim Jugenheimer vs. Delaware State (9/5/02) 2, Hannah Lawther vs. Delaware State (9/5/02) 2, Kara White vs. Delaware State (9/5/02) 2, Susie Dorman vs. Western Illinois (9/21/99) 2, Missy Laforet vs. St. Francis (9/15/99) Shots 1. 12, Katie Duracky vs.Cleveland State (10/17/04) 12, Alicia Metz vs. Robert Morris (11/5/97) 3. 9, Kim Jugenheimer vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 9, Alicia Metz vs. Robert Morris (10/24/96) 5. 8, Corey Cardone vs. Delaware State (9/5/03) 8, Missy Laforet vs. Kent State (9/10/97) 8, Susie Dorman vs. Muskingum (9/3/97) 8, Missy Laforet vs. Muskingum (9/3/97)


Saves 1. 25, Kate Gigliotti vs. UTEP (9/24/00) 2. 18, Caitlin Bestard vs. Butler (11/3/02) 18, Chrstine Handte vs. Illinois (10/13/00) 4. 17, Caitlin Bestard vs. IUPUI (9/13/02) 5. 16, Caitlin Bodzioney vs. Loyola (10/29/06) 16, Christine Handte vs. Valparaiso (10/1/00)


INDIVIDUAL CAREER RECORDS Goals 1. Missy Laforet 2. Alicia Metz 3. Lauren Brennan 4. Nicole Centofani 5. Jordan Gapczynski Hannah Lawther Megan Gibson

Total 25 17 12 12 8 8 8

Years 1996-99 1996-98 2007-Pres. 1997-00 2006-Pres. 2001-03 1997-00

Assists 1. Missy Laforet 2. Susie Dorman Kim Jugenheimer Kara White 5. Jennifer Argiro

Total 14 8 8 8 7

Years 1996-99 1996-97 2001-04 2000-03 1996-99

Goals 1. Alicia Metz 2. Missy Laforet 3. Jen Argiro Lauren Brennan 5. Megan Gibson Missy Laforet

Total 13 9 8 8 7 7

Year 1997 1997 1997 2007 1999 1996

Assists 1. Missy Laforet 2. Alex Lee 2. Missy Laforet 2. Susie Dorman 5. Kara White Chantel Grooms

Total 6 5 5 5 4 4

Year 1999 2008 1997 1997 2002 2001

Points 1. Missy Laforet 2. Alicia Metz 3. Jennifer Argiro 4. Lauren Brennan 5. Nicole Centofani

Total 64 39 31 30 26

Years 1996-99 1996-98 1996-99 2007-Pres. 1997-00

Points 1. Alicia Metz 2. Missy Laforet 3. Lauren Brennan 4. Jennifer Argiro 5. Megan Gibson

Total 29 23 19 18 16

Year 1997 1999 2007 1997 1999

Shots 1. Missy Laforet 2. Jen Argiro 3. Jordan Gapczynski 4. Alicia Metz 5. Lauren Roseman

Total 212 129 127 96 75

Years 1996-99 1996-99 2006-Pres. 1996-98 1999-02

Shots 1. Missy Laforet 2. Alicia Metz 3. Missy Laforet 4. Katie Duracky 5. Jordan Gapczynski

Total 73 64 59 55 52

Year 1997 1997 1999 2004 2007

Shutouts 1. Christine Handte 2. Mariah Snyder 3. Bridget Frank Caitlin Bodzioney Caitlin Bestard

Total 6 4 2 2 2

Years 1998-01 2006-Pres. 1996 2006-07 2002-05

Saves 1. Caitlin Bestard 2. Caitlin Bodzioney 3. Christine Handte 4. Christine Handte 5. Sarah Fennema

Total 176 175 158 149 144

Year 2002 2006 1998 1999 1997

Saves 1. Christine Handte 2. Caitlin Bestard 3. Caitlin Bodzioney 4. Mia Railing 5. Sara Fennema

Total 567 329 270 308 165

Years 1998-00 2002-05 2006-07 2001-04 1996-97

Shutouts 1. Mariah Snyder 2. Christine Handte 2. Christine Handte 4. Bridget Frank 5. Sarah Fennema Caitlin Bodzioney Caitlin Bodzioney Caitlin Bestard Jessica Yarter

Total 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1

Year 2008 1998 1999 1996 1997 2006 2007 2005 2005

Games Played 1. Alex Lee 1. Caitlin Lee 3. Kim Jugenheimer 4. Carrie Wack 5. Lauren Roseman Chris Engelis Kristy Ludt Kara White

Total 77 77 76 74 71 71 71 71

Years 2005-08 2005-08 2001-04 2005-08 1999-02 1996-99 1996-99 2000-03

Goals Against Avg. 1. Mariah Snyder 2. Caitlin Bodzioney 3. Jessica Yarter 4. Christine Handte 5. Caitlin Bodzioney

GAA 1.51 1.88 1.89 1.97 2.06

Year 2008 2006 2005 1998 2007

Games Started 1. Caitlin Lee 2. Kristy Ludt 2. Jen Argiro 3. Missy Laforet Kara White 5. Alicia Scopelite

Total 76 71 69 67 67 65

Years 2005-08 1996-99 1996-99 1996-99 2000-03 1996-99

2009 Youngstown State Soccer

2009 PENGUINS SOCCER OCCER R ALL-TIME SCORES 1996 Record: 3-14 Coach: Joanie Murphy Date Opponent 8/31 Howard 9/7 at Buffalo 9/8 at Canisius 9/15 Pittsburgh 9/18 Tiffin 9/21 Wheeling Jesuit 9/25 at Duquesne 9/28 at Towson State 9/29 at Mount St. Mary’s 10/1 at West Virginia 10/6 at Wright State 10/9 at Eastern Michigan 10/14 St. Bonaventure 10/16 at Toledo 10/24 at Robert Morris 10/30 at Saint Francis (Pa.) 11/1 Slippery Rock

Score W, 3-0 L, 0-6 L, 0-6 W, 1-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-1 L, 0-4 L, 0-6 L, 2-4 L, 0-5 L, 0-9 L, 0-3 L, 1-6 L, 0-4 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1

1997 Record: 6-13 Coach: Joanie Murphy Date Opponent 8/29 Wright State 8/30 at St. Bonaventure 9/3 Muskingum 9/6 at Ohio 9/10 at Kent 9/17 Toledo 9/19 Miami (Ohio) 9/21 Western Illinois 10/1 Duquesne 10/4 at Eastern Michigan 10/7 at West Virginia 10/9 at Hiram 10/14 Saint Francis (Pa.) 10/16 at Wheeling Jesuit 10/18 at Canisius 10/28 at Slippery Rock 10/31 VCU 11/2 at Bowling Green 11/5 Robert Morris

Score L, 0-1 L, 1-6 W, 6-1 L, 0-2 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 W, 5-1 L, 0-5 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 0-4 W, 8-0 L, 1-2 L, 0-3 W, 6-1 L, 4-5 L, 0-1 L, 2-7 W, 3-2

1998 Record 5-12 Coach: Jen Zebroski Date Opponent 9/1 at Toledo 9/5 at Liberty 9/9 Malone 9/12 at Central Michigan 9/13 at Ohio 9/18 at Western Illinois 9/25 at Duquesne 9/30 Kent State 10/2 at Saint Francis (Pa.) 10/4 Green Bay 10/9 at VCU

Score L, 1-3 L, 2-4 W, 1-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-6 W, 1-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-2


10/11 10/14 10/21 10/24 10/25 10/31

at Howard at Eastern Michigan Oakland at Canisius at Robert Morris at Wheeling Jesuit

W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-4 L, 1-2 L, 1-5 L, 0-2

1999 Record: 6-11-1 Coach: Liz Bartley Date Opponent 9/1 Westminster 9/4 at Morehead State 9/7 at Kent State 9/10 at Ball State 9/11 Marshall 9/15 St. Francis (Pa.) 9/17 at Eastern Michigan 9/19 at Miami (Ohio) 9/25 at IUPUI# 9/29 at Niagara 10/3 at Wright State 10/10 Western Illinois# 10/12 Howard 10/15 at Oral Roberts# 10/17 at Drury 10/23 Oakland# 10/27 Robert Morris 10/30 at Valparaiso#

Score W, 4-3 (OT) W, 4-1 L, 0-6 W, 1-0 T, 0-0 (W, SO) L, 2-3 (OT) L, 0-3 L, 2-8 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 W, 3-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 OT L, 0-1 W, 1-0 L, 0-2

2000 Record: 0-19 Coach: Liz Bartley Date Opponent 8/25 at Marshall 8/29 vs. Air Force 9/1 at Ball State 9/3 vs. SE Missouri State 9/9 at Liberty 9/10 at VCU 9/15 Canisius 9/17 Niagara 9/23 vs. Utah State 9/24 at UTEP 9/28 Detroit 10/1 Valparaiso# 10/8 IUPUI# 10/13 at Western Illinois# 10/18 at Saint Francis (Pa.) 10/21 Oral Roberts# 10/25 at Robert Morris 10/27 at Oakland# 10/29 at Binghamton

Score L, 0-8 L, 0-14 L, 1-11 L, 0-9 L, 0-15 L, 1-17 L, 0-4 L, 1-5 L, 2-7 L, 0-12 L, 1-5 L, 2-6 L, 1-6 L, 0-8 L, 2-13 L, 0-11 L, 0-4 L, 2-12 L, 0-6

2001 Record: 1-19 Coach: Liz Bartley Date Opponent 8/31 at Akron 9/1 vs. Canisius 9/7 at Idaho State

Score L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-5

Kate McHugh (above) lettered for the Penguins between 1999-2002. 9/9 9/19 9/21 9/23 9/26 9/28 9/30 10/3 10/7 10/9 10/12 10/13 10/16 10/23 10/27 10/28 11/3 11/8

vs. Weber State Oakland VCU Howard at Niagara Butler* Southern Utah at Bowling Green at Milwaukee* at Green Bay* at IUPUI at Wright State* at Howard Robert Morris at Loyola* at Valparaiso at Detroit* vs. Butler^

2002 Record: 1-19 Coach: Liz Bartley Date Opponent 9/1 at Radford 9/4 at Delaware State 9/7 at Louisville 9/13 IUPUI 9/15 at Robert Morris 9/20 Milwaukee* 9/22 at Duquesne 9/27 at Oakland 9/29 at Wright State*

L, 1-9 L, 0-1 L, 0-4 L, 2-4 L, 1-9 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-10 L, 0-5 L, 1-7 L, 4-5 L, 0-4 L, 1-5 L, 1-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 L, 0-7 L, 0-2

Score L, 1-2 (OT) W, 14-0 L, 1-4 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 0-8 L, 0-2 L, 0-5 L, 0-8 L, 1-7

2009 Youngstown State Soccer

2009 2 009 P PENGUINS SOCCER ALL-TIME SCORES 10/4 10/6 10/9 10/13 10/18 10/20 10/25 10/27 11/1 11/3 11/8

at Arizona vs. Idaho State Howard Green Bay* Akron Toledo Detroit* Niagara at Loyola* at Butler* vs. Butler^

2003 Record: 2-17 Coach: Liz Bartley Date Opponent 8/29 at Niagara 8/31 Robert Morris 9/3 Duquesne 9/5 Delaware State 9/12 Louisville 9/14 at Colgate 9/17 at Western Carolina 9/21 at Ohio State 9/28 at Detroit* 10/1 at Howard 10/4 Butler* 10/8 at American 10/17 at Toledo 10/19 Wright State* 10/24 at Green Bay* 10/26 at Milwaukee* 10/30 Loyola* 11/2 at Akron 11/6 Green Bay^ 2004 Record: 1-16-1 Coach: Anthony James Date Opponent 8/27 at Robert Morris 8/29 at Kent State 9/3 Detroit* 9/10 vs. UNC-Wilmington 9/12 at NC State 9/17 vs. Creighton 9/19 at Iowa State 9/24 Niagara 9/26 at Loyola* 9/28 at Wright State* 10/1 Milwaukee* 10/3 Green Bay* 10/8 at Butler* 10/10 at IPFW 10/15 at Western Michigan 10/17 at Cleveland State* 10/22 Villanova 11/4 vs. Detroit^


L, 0-7 L, 0-4 L, 0-4 L, 0-1 L, 0-6 L, 0-6 L, 0-5 L, 1-5 L, 0-6 L, 0-3 L, 0-7

Score L, 0-5 L, 1-2 L, 0-3 W, 17-0 L, 1-5 L, 0-6 L, 0-2 L, 0-7 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-4 L, 0-4 L, 0-7 L, 1-3 L, 1-7 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 L, 0-8 L, 1-3

Score T, 0-0 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-8 L, 0-5 L, 1-8 L, 0-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-6 L, 0-5 L, 1-6 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 L, 1-4 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 2-1 (OT)

2005 Record: 1-18-1 Coach: Anthony James Date Opponent 8/26 at Northern Michigan 8/28 Robert Morris 9/2 at IUPUI 9/4 Ball State 9/9 Manhattan 9/11 VMI 9/16 Kent State 9/18 IPFW 9/23 Saint Francis (Pa.) 9/25 Wright State* 9/30 at Niagara 10/2 at Canisius 10/6 Loyola* 10/8 Butler* 10/14 at Milwaukee* 10/16 at Valparaiso 10/23 at Green Bay* 10/28 at Detroit* 10/30 at Cleveland State* 11/3 vs. Detroit^

Score L, 0-2 L, 1-3 L, 1-4 L, 0-1 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L ,0-1 L, 0-1 L, 0-1 L ,0-4 L ,0-2 L ,0-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-7 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 T, 0-0 (OT) L, 0-4

2006 Record: 3-14 Coach: Anthony James Date Opponent 8/25 at Robert Morris 8/27 Northern Michigan 9/1 Canisius 9/3 at Saint Francis (Pa.) 9/8 at Bowling Green 9/10 at Kent State 9/15 vs. Francis Marion 9/17 at The Citadel 9/29 Valparaiso 10/1 Green Bay* 10/6 Milwaukee* 10/13 Detroit* 10/15 at Loyola* 10/20 at Butler* 10/22 at Wright State* 10/25 at Cleveland State* 10/29 at Loyola^

Score L, 1-3 L, 0-1 W,1-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-1 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 W, 3-2 L ,0-3 L, 0-1 L, 0-1(OT) L ,0-3 L ,1-4 L ,0-2 L, 0-2 W, 3-1 L, 0-3

2007 Record: 1-18-1 Coach: Anthony James Date Opponent Score Aug. 31 at Pittsburgh L, 0-2 Sept. 7 at Jacksonville State L, 0-1 Sept. 9 vs. East Tennessee State L, 2-3 Sept. 12 Robert Morris L, 0-1 Sept. 14 Albany L, 1-2 Sept. 16 Howard W, 5-1 Sept. 19 at Kent State L, 0-2 Sept. 21 IUPUI L, 2-3(OT) Sept. 23 Bowling Green L, 0-3 Sept. 28 Saint Francis (Pa.) T, 0-0 (2OT)

Sept. 30 Oct. 5 Oct. 7 Oct. 12 Oct. 14 Oct. 19 Oct. 21 Oct. 26 Oct. 28 Oct. 30

at Canisius at Green Bay* at Milwaukee* Cleveland State* Wright State* Valparaiso* Loyola Butler* at Detroit* at Cleveland State^

L, 0-3 L, 2-4 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-1 L, 0-3 L, 1-2 L, 0-4 L, 1-2 (OT)

2008 Record: 4-14-2 Coach: Anthony James Date Opponent Score Aug. 24 Kent State L, 0-1 Aug. 28 at Robert Morris L, 0-2 Sept. 5 at Albany L, 1-2 Sept. 7 at Siena L, 1-2 Sept. 11 at Duquesne L, 1-2 (OT) Sept. 14 Akron L, 2-3 Sept. 19 at Saint Francis (Pa.) W, 1-0 Sept. 21 at Howard W, 4-0 Sept. 26 Detroit L, 1-2 Sept. 28 Butler L, 0-3 Oct. 3 at Valparaiso L, 1-2 Oct. 5 at IPFW W, 1-0 Oct. 10 Green Bay* T, 0-0 (2OT) Oct. 12 Milwaukee* L, 0-3 Oct. 17 Wheeling Jesuit W, 8-0 Oct. 19 at Wright State* L, 0-2 Oct. 24 at Cleveland State* L, 1-2 (OT) Oct. 26 at Loyola* L, 1-6 Oct. 29 at Valparaiso^ T, 0-0 (W, SO) Nov. 3 at Loyola^ L, 0-5 * - Horizon League Game ^ - Horizon League Tournament Game # - Mid-Continent Game (W, SO) - Win in a shootout

Alex Lee (above) led the Penguins with five assists in 2008.

2009 Youngstown State Soccer



L, 0-14

ALBANY (0-2) 9/14/2007 9/5/2008


L, 1-2 L, 1-2

AKRON (0-4) 8/31/2001 10/18/2002 11/2/2003 9/14/2008


L, 1-3 L, 0-6 L, 0-8 L, 2-3

AMERICAN (0-1) 10/8/2003


L, 0-4

ARIZONA (0-1) 10/4/2002


L, 0-7

BALL STATE (1-2) 9/1/1999 9/10/2000 9/4/2005


W, 1-0 L, 1-11 L, 0-1

BINGHAMTON (0-1) 10/29/2000 A

L, 0-6

BOWLING GREEN (0-4) 11/2/1997 A 10/3/2001 A 9/8/2006 A 9/23/2007 H

L, 2-7 L, 1-10 L, 0-1 L, 0-3

BUFFALO (0-1) 9/7/1996


L, 0-6

BUTLER (1-9) 9/28/2001 11/8/2001 11/3/2002 11/8/2002 11/4/2003 10/10/2004 10/8/2005 10/20/2006 10/26/2007 9/28/2008


L, 1-3 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-7 L, 0-4 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 L, 0-3

CANISIUS (3-5) 9/8/1996 10/18/1997 10/24/1998 9/15/2000 9/1/2001 10/2/2005 9/1/2006 9/30/2007


CENTRAL MICHIGAN (0-1) 9/12/1998 A THE CITADEL (1-0) 9/17/2006 A CLEVELAND STATE (2-3-1) 10/17/2004 A 10/30/2005 H 10/25/2006 A


L, 0-6 W, 6-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-4 W, 3-1 L, 0-1 W, 1-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 T, 0-0 W, 3-1

10/12/2007 10/31/2007 10/24/2008


L, 0-2 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 1-2 (OT)

COLGATE (0-1) 9/14/2003


L, 0-6

CREIGHTON (0-1) 9/17/2004 N

L, 1-8

DELAWARE STATE (2-0) 9/4/2002 A 9/5/2003 H

W, 14-0 W, 17-0

10/12/1999 9/23/2001 10/16/2001 10/9/2002 10/1/2003 9/16/2007 9/21/2008


W, 3-1 L, 2-4 L, 1-5 L, 0-4 L, 2-3 W, 5-1 W, 4-0

IDAHO STATE (0-2) 9/7/2001 A 10/6/2002 A

L, 0-5 L, 0-4

IOWA STATE (0-1) 9/19/2004 A

L, 0-1

DETROIT (0-11) 9/28/2000 11/3/2001 10/25/2002 9/28/2003 9/3/2004 11/4/2004 10/28/2005 11/03/2005 10/13/2006 10/28/2007 9/26/2008


L, 1-5 L, 0-7 L, 0-5 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 1-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-4 L, 0-3 L,0-4 L, 1-2

DRURY (0-1) 10/17/1999


L, 1-2 (OT)

DUQUESNE (0-6) 9/25/1996 10/1/1997 9/25/1998 9/22/2002 9/3/2003 9/11/2008



L, 0-4 L, 0-5 L, 0-2 L, 0-5 L, 0-3 L, 1-2 (OT)

KENT STATE (1-7) 9/10/1997 9/30/1998 9/7/1999 8/29/2004 9/16/2005 9/10/2006 9/19/2007 8/24/2008


W, 3-1 L, 0-1 L, 0-6 L ,0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 0-1

LIBERTY (0-2) 9/5/1998 9/9/2000


L, 2-4 L, 0-15

LOUISVILLE (0-2) 9/7/2002 9/12/2003


L, 1-4 L, 1-5

LOYOLA (1-8) 10/27/2001 11/1/2002 10/30/2003 9/26/2004 10/6/2005 10/15/2006 10/29/2006 10/21/2007 10/26/2008 11/3/2008


L, 0-1 L, 0-6 W, 1-0 L ,0-6 L, 0-1 L, 1-4 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-6 L, 0-5

MALONE (1-0) 9/9/1998


W, 1-0

MANHATTAN (0-2) 9/11/1999 H 9/9/2005 H

T. 0-0 L, 0-1

EAST TENNESSEE STATE (0-1) 9/9/2007 N EASTERN MICHIGAN (0-4) 10/9/1996 A 10/4/1997 A 10/14/1998 A 9/12/2000 A FRANCIS MARION (0-1) 9/15/2006 N GREEN BAY (1-8-1) 10/4/1998 10/9/2001 10/13/2002 10/24/2003 11/6/2003 10/3/2004 10/23/2005 10/1/2006 10/5/2007 10/10/2008 HIRAM (1-0) 10/9/1997 HOWARD (5-4) 8/31/1996 10/11/1998


L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-7 L, 0-1 L, 1-7 L, 1-3 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-1 L, 2-4 T, 0-0 W, 8-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2

IPFW (1-2) 10/10/2004 9/18/2005 10/5/2008


L, 1-2 L, 0-1 W, 1-0

IUPUI (0-6) 9/25/1999 10/8/2000 10/12/2001 9/13/2002 9/2/2005 9/21/2007


L, 1-3 L. 1-6 L ,4-5 L, 1-2 (OT) L, 1-4 L, 2-3 (OT) L, 0-1

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2009 2 009 P PENGUINS SOCCER ALL-SERIES RECORDS MARSHALL (0-1-1) 9/11/1999 H 8/25/2000 A

T, 0-0 L, 0-8

MIAMI (Ohio) (0-2) 9/19/1997 H 9/19/2000 A

L, 0-2 L, 2-8

MILWAUKEE (0-8) 10/7/2001 9/20/2002 10/26/2003 10/01/2004 10/14/2005 10/06/2006 10/07/2007 10/12/2008

L, 0-5 L, 0-2 L, 0-1 L, 1-6 L, 0-7 L, 0-1 L, 1-2 L, 0-3


MOREHEAD STATE (1-0) 9/4/1999 A MOUNT ST. MARY’S (0-1) 9/29/1996 A MUSKINGUM (1-0) 9/3/1997 H

W, 4-1 L, 2-4 W, 6-1

ROBERT MORRIS (2-10-1) 10/24/1996 A 11/15/1997 H 10/25/1998 A 10/27/1999 H 10/25/2000 A 10/23/2001 H 9/15/2002 A 8/31/2003 H 8/27/2004 A 8/28/2005 H 8/25/2006 A 9/12/2007 H 8/28/2008 A ST BONAVENTURE (0-2) 10/14/1996 H 8/30/1997 N SAINT FRANCIS (PA) (2-6-1) 10/30/1996 A 10/14/1997 H 10/2/1998 A 9/15/1999 H 10/18/2000 A 9/23/2005 H 9/3/2006 A 9/28/2007 H 9/19/2008 A

L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 1-5 W, 1-0 L, 0-4 L, 0-2 L, 0-8 L, 1-2 T, 0-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-6 L, 1-6 L, 1-3 L, 1-2 W, 1-0 L, 2-3 (OT) L, 2-13 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 T, 0-0 (OT) W, 1-0

10/28/2001 10/16/2005 9/29/2006 10/19/2007 10/3/2008 10/29/2008


L, 0-2 L, 1-3 L,0-3 L, 0-1 L, 1-2 T, 0-0 (SO)

VILLANOVA (0-1) 10/22/2004


L, 0-3

VCU (0-4) 10/31/1997 10/9/1998 9/10/2000 9/21/2001


L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-17 L, 0-4

VMI (0-1) 9/11/2005


L, 0-2

WEBER STATE (0-1) 9/9/2001 N

L, 1-9

WEST VIRGINIA (0-2) 10/1/1996 A 10/7/1997 A

L, 0-5 L, 0-4

WESTERN CAROLINA (0-1) 9/17/2003 A

L, 0-2

NIAGARA (0-7) 9/29/1999 9/17/2000 9/26/2001 10/27/2002 8/29/2003 9/24/2004 9/30/2005


L, 0-3 L, 1-5 L, 1-9 L, 1-5 L, 0-5 L ,1-2 L, 0-4

NC STATE (0-1) 9/12/2004


L, 0-5

SE MISSOURI STATE (0-1) 9/3/2000 N

L, 0-9

L, 0-2 L, 0-1

SOUTHERN UTAH (0-1) 9/30/2001 H

WESTMINSTER (1-0) 9/1/1999 H

L, 0-3

TIFFIN (0-1) 9/18/1996


L, 1-3

TOLEDO (0-5) 10/16/1996 9/17/1997 9/1/1998 10/20/2002 10/17/2003

WHEELING JESUIT (1-3) 9/21/1996 H 10/16/1997 A 10/31/1998 A 10/17/2008 H


L, 0-4 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-6 L, 0-7

TOWSON (0-1) 9/28/1996


L, 0-6

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (0-2) 8/26/2005 A 8/27/2006 H OAKLAND (0-5) 10/21/1998 10/23/1999 10/27/2000 9/19/2001 9/27/2002


L, 0-4 L, 0-1 L, 2-12 L, 0-1 L, 0-8

OHIO (0-2) 9/6/1997 9/13/1998


L, 0-2 L, 0-6

OHIO STATE (0-1) 9/21/2003 A

L, 0-7

ORAL ROBERTS (0-2) 10/15/1999 A 10/21/2000 H PITTSBURGH (1-1) 9/15/1996 H 8/31/2007 A RADFORD (0-1) 9/1/2002



L, 0-2 L, 0-11 W, 1-0 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 (OT)

SIENA (0-1) 9/0/2008


L, 1-2

SLIPPERY ROCK (1-1) 11/1/1996 H 10/28/1997 A

W, 3-1 L, 4-5

UNC-WILMINGTON (0-1) 9/10/2004 N

L, 0-8

UTAH STATE (0-1) 9/23/2000 N

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UTEP (0-2) 9/24/2000


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VALPARAISO (0-7-1) 10/30/1999 A 10/1/2000 H

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WESTERN ILLINOIS (3-1) 9/21/1997 H 9/18/1998 A 10/10/1999 H 10/13/2000 A WESTERN MICHIGAN (0-1) 10/15/2004 A

WRIGHT STATE (0-11) 10/1/1996 A 8/29/1997 H 10/3/1999 A 10/13/2001 A 9/29/2002 A 10/19/2003 H 9/28/2004 A 9/25/2005 H 10/22/2006 A 10/14/2007 H 10/19/2008 A

W, 5-1 W, 1-0 W, 2-1 L, 0-8 L, 1-4 W, 4-3 (OT) L, 0-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 W, 8-0 L, 0-9 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 0-4 L, 1-7 L, 1-3 L, 0-5 L, 0-1 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-2

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2009 PENGUINS SOCCER OCCER R HORIZON LEAGUE Entering its 31st season of operation in the 2009-10 academic year, the Horizon League continues to aspire toward its goal of being one of the nation’s leading athletics conferences while being recognized as a leader in the development of student-athletes as leaders and role models. The Horizon League membership features ten public and private institutions that have impressive academic reputations and a storied tradition of broad-based athletic programs. Current membership includes Butler University, Cleveland State University, the University of Detroit Mercy, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Valparaiso University, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wright State University and Youngstown State University. The Horizon League’s primary focus is on adding value to the educational experience through its four platforms: athletic performance, academic achievement, community outreach, and personal responsibility and accountability. It is the League’s belief that athletics is a powerful and visible resource tool that can be used to enhance student-athletes’ collegiate experience. The Horizon League’s goals are to enhance the holistic university experience for the student-athlete, to create an affiliation of institutions with similar athletic goals, and to adhere to the principals of integrity, diversity, excellence and growth. The Horizon League sponsors competition in 19 sports – nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field and tennis) and ten for women (basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, outdoor track and field, tennis and volleyball). The League receives automatic bids to NCAA championships in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball and for the first time in League history, women’s golf. The Horizon League is headquartered in Indianapolis, the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World,” with offices in the Pan American Plaza (201 S. Capitol Avenue), located a block from Lucas Oil Stadium and just minutes from Conseco Fieldhouse, the State Capitol Building, Victory Field (home of the Indianapolis Indians) and the NCAA national office. A PROUD HISTORY Founded on June 16, 1979, as the Midwestern City Conference with six charter members, the League changed its name to the Midwest-


ern Collegiate Conference in 1985 and added women’s sports for the 1986-87 academic year. Charter members of the conference included current members Butler and Loyola as well as the University of Evansville, Oklahoma City University, Oral Roberts University and Xavier University. Among other current members, Detroit joined in 1980, and Cleveland State, UIC, Green Bay, Milwaukee and Wright State came aboard in 1994 (along with Northern Illinois University) in the largest non-merger conference expansion in history. Youngstown State joining in 2001 and Valparaiso in 2007. On June 4, 2001, the Horizon League unveiled its current name and ushered in a new dynamic direction that has brought the League closer to its stated goal of being one of the nation’s top ten collegiate athletic conferences with a focus on enhancing the student-athletes’ experience by upgrading the League’s market and competitive positions.


ATHLETIC SUCCESS In the past few years, the Horizon League has enjoyed unprecedented success on the national stage, highlighted by three Sweet Sixteen appearances (Butler 2003, 2007; Milwaukee 2005) and nine wins in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship in the past seven seasons. In other sports, League teams have won at least one game in their respective NCAA Championships each of the last seven seasons in men’s soccer (Milwaukee 2002-05, UIC 2006-08), with UIC just one win away from the College Cup in 2007. In softball, League teams won a game in the national tournament four straight years earlier in the decade (UIC 2002, 2004; Wright State 2003; Green Bay 2005) while advancing into the second round in women’s soccer three of the last five seasons. Green Bay’s women’s basketball team added to that résumé with a victory in the 2007 NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship. Butler’s Victoria Mitchell became the League’s first NCAA individual champion when she won the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2005 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships.

COMMUNITY SERVICE In addition to its athletics success, the Horizon League has secured a well-earned reputation for its community service initiatives. Each January, member institutions partner with local elementary schools for an art, music and essay contest highlighting the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with winners recognized at League games on the weekend of MLK Day. The Horizon League Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) also has continued a tradition of working with youth in Indianapolis during its annual summer meeting. In addition, several League men’s basketball coaches coached barefoot to support Samaritan’s Feet, and the League’s schools and fans donate to Komen for the Cure for breast cancer awareness during its annual women’s basketball championship. On campus, student-athletes have raised money and awareness for such causes as breast cancer, diabetes and hurricane relief, while hosting blood drives, neighborhood clean-ups, Big Brother/Big Sister programs and more.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS Horizon League student-athletes also excel in the classroom as more than 500 have been named to the Academic Honor Roll each of the past seven semesters for carrying a grade-point average of 3.2 or better, including more than 600 for the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters. Twenty-five student-athletes were named to ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict teams in 2008-09, while eight earned Academic All-America honors.

SPORTSMANSHIP One of the Horizon League’s points of emphasis is fostering collegial environments for competition among student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans in a pro-active approach. Among the vehicles is the Ethical Conduct Pledge, which is signed each season by student-athletes, coaches, officials, and campus and League administrators. Its purpose is to make all the involved groups aware of the Horizon League expectations of behavior during conference events.

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Horizon League Members Butler Cleveland State Detroit Green Bay Loyola Milwaukee Valparaiso Wright State Youngstown State

2009 Youngstown State Soccer


The recent academic success of YSU’s student-athletes is unprecedented. During the 200809 academic year, 88 studentathletes earned a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. More than fifty percent of YSU’s studentathletes achieved at least a 3.0 GPA. Eleven of the 16 sponsored teams achieved a GPA of 3.0 or higher in either the spring or fall semesters. Most notably, 424 student-athletes have earned their degree since the Athletic Academic Advising Spring 2001 semester. Coordinator Marilyn O’Bruba Eleven YSU Student-Athletes oversees a talented and have earned Academic All-America dedicated five-person staff. accolades, including seven since 2001. A Penguin has been named Academic All-District 46 times, and there have been 252 academic all-league honorees.

„ Former Penguin diver and Female Athlete of the Year Kalyn Leveto accepting her degree at graduation.

Jermaine Hopkins Academics Center The Jermaine Hopkins Academics Center is a state-of-the-art learning area located in Stambaugh Stadium in Room 1099 on the first floor. The Academics Center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday though Friday. The Center has been completely refurbished and is one of the best learning facilities in the Horizon League and Missouri Valley Football Conference. The center features 19 private study cubicles, four study tables and 20 computer terminals. Student-athletes have access to the Internet as well as several other resources and multiple software packages on all systems within the lab. Youngstown State University is a teaching-centered university where the focus is on students and their professional development. Specializing in undergraduate education, there are more than 100 undergraduate majors, 35 master’s programs and doctoral programs in educational leadership and physical therapy. YSU is also a member of the Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM), which offers an accelerated sixyear B.S./M.D. The university was recently re-accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, and individual programs are accredited by national and international accrediting bodies, including AACSB (business); ABET (engineering); and NCATE (education). With accessible faculty members, 83 percent of whom hold the highest degree attainable in their field, YSU offers a smalluniversity feel to go along with opportunities typically available only at larger institutions. The average class size is 22 in lecture classes and 10 in labs. The student to faculty ratio is 19:1.

University Support Areas • The Center for Student Progress features special mentoring and support for first-year students, multicultural students and students with disabilities. • The Reading and Study Skills Center provides help in reading, studying, test-taking and time management. • The Writing Center and Mathematics Center offers tutorial assistance. • The Language Learning and Resource Center supports foreign-language learning. • Career and Counseling Services assists students and alumni in exploring career and future employment possibilities and developing plans to achieve academic and career goals.

Seven Academic Colleges School of Graduate Studies & Research Beeghly College of Education Williamson College of Business Administration College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Bitonte College of Health & Human Services College of Fine & Performing Arts College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics For a complete list of majors, visit

With the help of the Jermaine Hopkins Academics Center, 90 percent or more of YSU’s student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility have graduated with a four-year degree every year since 2002.

Sports Medicine YSU student-athletes have two recently upgraded sports medicine centers at their disposal to treat and prevent injuries. The Willard Webster Sports Medicine Center inside of Stambaugh Stadium is the main hub and serves the majority of YSU’s athletic teams. There is also a training and rehabilitation room in Beeghly Center that caters to the needs of the volleyball, swimming and diving and men’s and women’s basketball squads. The centers is well equipped to handle any needs with the Veteran John Doneyko has latest available and innovative equipment worked with student-athletes for more than 20 years. for the care and prevention of injuries. John Doneyko was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer in 2008 after serving in the department for 22 years. A licensed athletic trainer in Ohio and a nationally-certified Athletic Trainer, Doneyko is assisted by Erica Chung, Jenna Lesko, Jeff Wills, Todd Burkey and Kenny Layman. Also, numerous student assistants are on hand throughout the year and work closely with all teams attending games (home and away) and practices. The Penguins staff is assisted by a host of health care professionals in the Youngstown area, providing state-of-the-art care in prevention and treatment of athletic injuries. Dr. Ray Duffett, Dr. James Shina and Dr. Mike Miladore are on hand for all home football and basketball contests and work with all sports throughout the year.

„ YSU has strength and conditioning as well as Athletic Training facilities in both Stambaugh Stadium and the Beeghly Center.

Strength and Conditioning The Penguin Advantage Program is designed to promote student-athlete development in physical fitness and athletic ability. This comprehensive program incorporates some of the latest and basic methods to train the university’s full complement of athletic teams. The emphasis of the Advantage Program is on total physical development to improve performance and reduce the likelihood of injury. A variety of weight-training styles consistently challenges athletes to perform John Patrick returned to YSU better as well as understand how the in Spring 2008 to run the strength program. body adapts to training. Combined with nutritional education and consultation, the Advantage Program strives to prepare YSU athletes for success in and out of the sports arena. The Stambaugh Stadium Weight Room, which continues to be one of the best facilities in the FCS and Horizon League, features 28,000 pounds of free weights, 8,000 pounds of dumbbells, 14,000 pounds of machine weights and a number of cardiovascular machines. Strength and conditioning coach John Patrick is entering his second year overseeing the program. A Youngstown native, he is a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Association and is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, the International Sports Science Association and the United States Weightlifting Association. He is assisted by Liz Vlad along with undergraduate and graduate assistants. In addition, Dr. Mohammed Shayesteh, a licensed sports nutritionist, provides advice and counseling to athletes in conjunction with their training programs.

Few areas play a role as essential to the continued success of Youngstown State athletics as the athletic training staff.

The Beeghly Center weight room opened in 2008.

Stambaugh Stadium Is the home venue for Youngstown State’s soccer program and fourtime NCAA Football Championship Subdivision football team, is one of the top facilities in the entire Northeast. Nicknamed the “Ice Castle,” the stadium celebrated its 25th anniversary during the 2007 season. The tallest building in the city, Stambaugh Stadium has been defended well by the Penguins. The football team has won nearly 75 percent of its games at Stambaugh, including 14 straight playoff contests. The stadium seats 20,630 Penguins fans, and nine of the 10 all-time largest Missouri Valley Football Conference crowds have been at Stambaugh. Renovations since in recent years include a new concourse-level elevator, a new scoreboard and Mitsubishi DiamondVision videoboard and a state-of-the-art SprinTurf playing surface. Improvements have also been made to the football and administrative offices, locker rooms, athletic training room, weight room and seating areas.

„ Vytas Sulskis and the Penguins’ faithful celebrate a 64-60 win over Cleveland State in front of a nationally-televised crowd on ESPNU.

Beeghly Center Serves as the home for the Youngstown State University men's and women's basketball, volleyball and swimming and diving teams. Opened in the 1972-73 school year, the arena has seen a major facelift totaling more than $4 million this decade. The last two years have been especially busy as new basketball hoops were acquired, locker rooms were refurbished, a new basketball floor and weight room were installed. Since 2000, significant improvements have been made to lobbies, hallways, locker rooms, the sound system, scoreboards and press row seating. The Beeghly Natatorium, which is in the north end of the building, has received $300,000 in improvements since 2005. Beeghly Center has also served as a venue for presidential campaign rallies, World Wide Wrestling (WWE) events, the Harlem Globetrotters and concerts.

Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) Is set to break ground within the coming year, will provide a competitive advantage to YSU’s student-athletes, particularly those participating in baseball, football, soccer, softball and track programs. The indoor facility will also serve as a university and community resource, providing a large, climate–protected venue for events and a training facility for local youth organizations and high schools.

2008-09 Athletic Highlights • The women’s outdoor track and field team and the women’s golf team each won the 2009 Horizon League Championship. • Football player Brad Samsa was named AFCA All-American. • Women’s golfer Samantha Formeck won both the Newcomer- and Player-of-the-Year Awards after earning medalist honors at the 2009 Horizon League Women’s Golf Championship. • Five student-athletes were CoSIDA Academic All-District selections. • Eighteen student-athletes were named academic all-league during the fall and winter seasons. • Quarterback Brandon Summers was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Year. • YSU coaches were recognized as Coach of the Year twice. • Kiplangat Tisia finished the season as the top-ranked freshman in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the 2009 NCAA Mideast Regional.

„ Samantha Formeck led the Youngstown State women’s golf team to the 2009 Horizon League Championship and was named the Golfer and Newcomer of the Year.

Competing Against the Nation’s Elite • The Youngstown State football team played at Ohio State in 2008 and 2007. It opens the 2009 season at Pittsburgh, playing the Panthers at Heinz Field for the second time in five years. YSU has also played at Penn State (2006) and returns to Beaver Stadium in 2010. • In the last three years the men’s basketball team has played at Maryland, Charlotte, UCLA, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio State while the women’s squad has played at Cincinnati, Ohio State and Pittsburgh. • Since 2005, the baseball team has scheduled games at Georgia, Texas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Alabama, Cincinnati, Penn State and West Virginia. • The softball team has played against Michigan State, Penn State, George Mason, Purdue, Michigan and Kentucky since 2006. • The track and field teams have routinely competed at the Penn Relays and Sea Ray Relays, and in 2008-09 they traveled to New York City, Virginia Tech, Florida, Louisville and Arkansas.

Playing and Working Professionally • A large number of Penguins have gone on to play professionally in the United States or overseas in recent years. • Notable past YSU student-athletes who have played professionally are Ron Jaworski (current ESPN Analyst), Jeff Wilkins (NFL Pro Bowl kicker), Paul McFadden (NFL Rookie of the Year), Dave Dravecky (MLB all-star and World Series participant) and Brad Hennessey (current San Francisco Giants pitcher) • Football players are frequently invited to tryouts for NFL teams. Running back Marcus Mason made the Washington Redskins’ roster in 2006, and wide receiver Kyle Smith was in camp with the Minnesota Vikings in 2005. Other recent football players have played overseas or gone on to play in the Arena Football League. • Quin Humphrey played professional basketball in Europe and the NBDL after a successful playing career that ended in 2006. • YSU student-athletes have also gone on to work in athletic administration and in the front office of professional sports teams. • Outside of athletics, YSU student-athletes have been admitted to top-level medical and graduate schools, become police officers, engineers, teachers, coaches, financial planners, broadcasters, university developers, hotel executives and much more.

In 2009, the Youngstown State women’s outdoor track and field team won its fifth Horizon League title in the last six seasons.

The experience at Youngstown State was great for me. I would recommend Youngstown State to any player with pro aspirations, but more importantly, to get your education.

Ron Jaworski - ESPN Analyst Former YSU Student-Athlete

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Your Success is Our Story You have a story. Everyone does. It’s about where you come from, what you think about, what you value. It’s about your friends, your family, your language, your music, your school. It’s about your particular skills and interests, what you’ve learned so far in life, how you relate to the world and other people. Right now, you’re about to start a whole new chapter in your story. In the book called My Life—by you, of course—the theme of this chapter is “Where do I want to go, and who do I want to become?” You have options you want to explore, places you want to see, things you want to do, ideas you want to propose, a career you want to pursue. That’s one reason you’re planning to go to college—to get going on that next chapter of your life, to become who you want to be. Colleges and universities have stories, too. How they started, what traditions they maintain, the way they look, the students they serve, the things they offer academically and socially, the role they play in their communities, and the role they play in the generation of new knowledge. Youngstown State University’s story is all those things. YSU is about outstanding academic quality, diversity of people and programs, and broad access to opportunity. But it is, overall, a culmination of the stories of all the students who in the past 100 years graduated and went on to make a difference. Our students - while they are here and after they graduate - are what YSU is all about.

Campus Overview • Opened in 1908, YSU celebrated its centennial during the 200708 academic year. As part of the celebration, the university launched a $44 million campaign for campus improvements. In addition to endowments for students and colleges, the centennial plan calls for a new $34.3 million business building, improved engineering and science labs and an indoor athletics practice facility. • With enrollment at its highest in the last 13 years, the student population is 13,497, more than 12,000 of which are undergraduate students. Based on demographics, 44 percent are male, 56 percent are female; 17 percent are minority students and 1 percent are international students. 218 current YSU students were high school valedictorians, and there are more than 85,000 alumni. • YSU’s 145-acre urban campus is one of the nation’s most attractive and among Ohio’s safest. • The new $30-million Williamson College of Business Administration building broke ground in the spring of 2009.

Campus Housing • Four university residence halls house 1,000 students in comfortable, spacious rooms. • The $22 million University Courtyard Apartments, operated by the Ambling Corporation exclusively for YSU students, is one of the finest facilities of its kind in Ohio. Opened in 2003, Courtyard Apartments offer singles, doubles, and quads for 408 students. • Buechner Hall, a privately-run residence, accommodates 72 women on campus and includes a meal plan, weekly room-cleaning services and a stately European ambience. • All university-operated residence halls, as well as University Courtyard Apartments, have in-room high-speed Internet connections, cable and telephone terminals.

Library Resources • Six-story Maag Library on campus features 700,000 bound volumes, 300,000 government documents and 800,000 microforms. • A member of OhioLink research consortium, which provides access to over 39 million items. • The Youngstown Public Library is located across the street from the South end of campus.

The University Courtyard Apartments on the West end of campus houses many student-athletes.

Campus Recreation and Student Programming is the central hub for student life on campus. There are more than 40 intramural sports programs, fitness classes and workshops that are taught by certified student staff. The department organizes the Penguin Pre-Party every other Thursday, which features live entertainment on campus. The department also oversees Greek life and more than 120 student organizations ranging from the American Marketing Association to Fellowship of Christian Athletes to the Ski and Snowboarding Club. The 70,000 square foot Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center opened in 2005 and features the latest in recreation, fitness and wellness space. In the “rec” are more than 70 pieces of cardio equipment, 24 weight-training pieces and a combination of 40 plate-loaded and freeweight stations. There are four multi-purpose courts to play basketball, volleyball, badminton and many other activities; an aerobics studio; a meditation center and a five-story climbing wall. There is also a wellness resource center that offers comprehensive programming in areas of fitness, nutrition, mental and spiritual health and personal safety. Penguin Productions, a group of motivated students and advisers from campus, has helped bring popular musical artists such as Ludacris, Korn, Sugarland, Puddle of Mudd and Saliva to the area. The Kilcawley Student Center features amenities for student entertainment and academic wellness. The KC Food Court, Arby’s, candy counter, Peaberry’s Cafe and lounge areas are ideal places to mingle with friends. Kilcawley also has full copy and graphic centers, wireless hotspots, computer labs and ample meeting space. The YSU Bookstore and Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center are connected. The College of Fine & Performing Arts Series features talented YSU students in events ranging from art shows to plays to dance ensembles. The Dana School of Music is nationally renowned, and its students are showcased in weekly concerts at the Butler Institute of American Art and major performances both on and just off campus. The YSU Symphonic Wind Ensemble performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City in 2005.

Off-campus venues within walking distance also provide students with a wide variety of entertainment choices. The DeYor Performing Arts Center houses the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and popular performances such as Beauty and the Beast, Rent and High School Musical. Jerry Seinfeld and other comedians have performed at Stambaugh Auditorium. The Covelli Centre has been the venue for events ranging from boxing to 3 Doors Down and Carrie Underwood concerts to Disney on Ice to USHL hockey and arena football.

The Youngstown State student section at Stambaugh Stadium is a popular spot during Penguins’ football games. The Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center is a popular spot for students.


David C. Sweet became Youngstown State University’s sixth president in July 2000, he mapped out a course that included three priorities: enrollment, partnerships, and diversity. Now in his tenth year, the University has made great strides in all three areas. Enrollment has jumped more than 16 percent since fall 2000 and is now at its highest level in 14 years. Over the last nine years, the number of minority students has increased more than 60 percent. And the University has initiated partnerships with the city of Youngstown, the Youngstown city school district, business, government, and non-profit organizations throughout the region. The University has also expanded academic programs at the associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels, including a new doctor of physical therapy degree. YSU reorganized its academic structure to better address the growing importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the state and national levels. As a result, two new colleges were created: the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. In partnership with the Youngstown city schools, the University opened Youngstown Early College, a high school on the YSU campus aimed at helping city school students earn college credit and a high school degree at the same time. YSU has worked in collaboration with the city of Youngstown to complete a nationally-recognized urban development plan, Youngstown 2010, in conjunction with the Centennial Campus Master Plan. In addition, the University has been a leader in the development of Wick Neighbors, a non-profit community organization that is spearheading a major redevelopment project on the 70 acres of land that comprises the Smoky Hollow neighborhood. Since 2000, the University has opened the $22 million University Courtyard Apartments and the $12.1 million Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center. The campus has recently completed the YSU Centennial Capital Campaign that has raised more than $50 million, exceeding the original goal by 14 percent. It is the largest fund-raising effort in YSU’s history. A centerpiece of the campaign is the construction of the new $34.3 million building for the Williamson College of Business Administration, which is now underway. In partnership with federal, state and local agencies, major improvements have been made to corridors leading to the campus. Prior to coming to YSU, Dr. Sweet was dean and professor of the Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State from 1978 to 2000. His leadership resulted in national recognition for the college’s graduate studies and its city’s management/urban policy program. Prior to joining Cleveland State, Dr. Sweet held a number of state cabinet posts, including the director of the State Department of Development. He also served as commissioner of the Ohio Public Utilities Commission and head of the state’s first energy agency. Prior to state service, he was director of regional economic research at the Battelle Institute in Columbus.

He previously served as the chairman of the Northeast-Midwest Institute, a Washington, D.C. policy research institute, president of the American Economic Development Council; and has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Sweet holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, an M.A.from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from the University of Rochester. He and his wife, Pat, live in Liberty, Ohio, and have two daughters, two sons and seven grandchildren. After a decade of success and service, Dr. Sweet will retire from the presidency on June 30, 2010, and the Board of Trustees is undertaking a search for his replacement.


Millicent S. Counts

Larry D. DeJane

Dr. Sudershan Garg

Dr. John R. Jakubek

Harry Meshel

John L. Pogue

Scott R. Schulick

Carole S. Weimer

Daniel J. DeMaiolo Student Trustee


xecutive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo, a former Penguin student-athlete, has worked diligently to ensure that today’s student-athletes have the support system in place to succeed not only at Youngstown State, but also in their future. Now in his ninth year as Athletics Director and 14th as a member of the department, his vision for successful broad-based programs and providing student-athletes tools to succeed on and off the playing fields is coming to fruition. Strollo has concentrated his priorities on facility improvements; full compliance of NCAA regulations; fiscal management and budgetary maintenance; streamlining department organization; increasing visibility and fundraising efforts of the Penguin Club; and enhancing the overall experience and competitiveness of studentathletes and programs. Outside of YSU, Strollo is also very involved on the regional and national level serving on several prominent committees. He is in his first of four years on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Selection Committee; is on the NCAA Division I Football Issues Committee; serves as the Central Region Chair of the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee; is on the Executive Committee of the FCS Athletic Directors Association; and serves as the Chair of the Horizon League Executive Committee. During his tenure, Strollo has placed a priority on the construction and enhancements of athletic venues. Currently, he is leading the final phases of a capital campaign to construct the Watson and Tressel Training Site, a $10 million indoor athletic practice facility which will include an indoor track and football practice field. The Beeghly Center has undergone more than $4 million in renovations. In the past year, Youngstown State acquired the 2009 Men’s Final Four basketball hoops, new strobe lighting was installed and the volleyball and men’s basketball locker rooms were refurbished. Last year, a new Dom Rosselli Court was installed and a weight room was built for the men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball and swimming and diving programs. Within the past two years in Stambaugh Stadium, office space in the athletic marketing and ticket offices and football suite received an enhancement, the weight room and athletic training offices were renovated, and upgrades were made to the baseball, soccer and softball locker rooms. Other recent upgrades include new chair-back seating (2009), a new southstadium scoreboard (2009), a concourse-level elevator (2005), a scoreboard and a Mitsubishi DiamondVision videoboard (2004) and a state-of-the-art SprinTurf playing surface (2002). He has also secured agreements for Eastwood Field, the home of the Cleveland Indians’ Class-A affiliate, and Cene Park to be the baseball team’s home fields and McCune Park to serve as the softball team’s home venue. Thanks to the benevolence of the Andrews Trust and the priority Strollo places on academics, the academic counseling center underwent a significant renovation and expansion and continues to receive technology upgrades. In the past eight years, the department, which has been recognized as a national leader for its graduation rates, has had many successes on and off the playing field. Under his leadership, Youngstown State earned full NCAA certification in 2007. This review of governance and commitment to rules, academic integrity, and equity and student-athlete well-being showed YSU athletics

operates in substantial conformity with the operating principles adopted by the NCAA Division I membership. More than half of the current 300-plus student-athletes have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher while nine teams have an overall GPA of at least 3.0. YSU’s Academic Progress Rate is well above the national average for public institutions, and its 93 percent graduation rate is at an all-time high. Eleven student-athletes have captured Academic All-America accolades while a total of 46 have been named to Academic All-District teams. YSU has won 13 Horizon League titles, and it won back-to-back Gateway Football Conference (now the Missouri Valley Football Conference) championships in 2005 and 2006. Most recently, YSU added the 2009 Horizon League Women’s Outdoor Track and Field and Women’s Golf Championships to its trophy cases. In Strollo’s role as the Executive Director of the Penguin Club, the organization has increased athletic endowed scholarship contributions annually. Annual events keep improving every year, and the growth of the Football Alumni Club has had a positive impact on the department. Strollo returned to his alma mater in 1996 as athletic business manager. In March 2000, he was named the school’s Associate Executive Director of Athletics. In his short time in that capacity, he helped spearhead the transition into the Horizon League. He has strong ties to the local community and to the athletic department. He grew up in nearby Austintown and attended Fitch High School. He played football for YSU from 1988 through 1991 for Coach Jim Tressel and was named captain of the first Division I-AA National Championship team in 1991. He earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Youngstown State in June, 1993. Ron and his wife, Nicole, reside in Austintown with their two children, Ryan and Rachel. Nicole is a former YSU student-athlete who competed in track and cross country from 1989 through 1993.

Emily Haynam Assistant A.D.

Elaine Jacobs Associate A.D./SWA

Rick Love Associate A.D.

Tom Morella Assistant A.D.

Robb Schmidt Assistant A.D.

Dr. Chet Cooper NCAA Faculty Rep.

Penguin Nickname Legend Prior to 1933, Youngstown College had been referred to as "Y" College, YoCo, Wye Collegians and many times, simply the "Locals." There are two accounts of how the Penguin nickname came to be, and interestingly enough they come from the same evening on Jan. 30, 1933. But throughout the season prior to that contest, many of the members of the 1932-33 varsity men’s basketball team and their friends on campus spent idle moments in the cafeteria discussing suitable new names for our school sports combines, basketball, and fencing that year. The names considered covered every conceivable spectrum of animals, birds, and things associated with the steel city, but none seemed to fit. There was always someone who pointed out an inadequacy of some sort. The first account states that on a cold, freezing night at a men’s basketball game at West Liberty State Teachers College, in West Liberty, W. Va., a spectator watching the members of the team stomp on the floor and swing their arms made them look like Penguins and without a nickname, the fans took a liking to the word. The second account comes from the trip to West Liberty in which the road that evening had been YSU Alma Mater hit by a snowfall between one and two feet deep. All hail to thee O Youngstown, The passengers in two of the cars found it necessary Our Alma Mater fair; on several occasions to get out and help push their In sunlight and starshine vehicles out of snow drifts or road area with snow We see thee in all thy glory. ruts, difficult to drive through. The Red and White, thy glorious colors, During the trip, Bennett Kunicki recalls, the Ever we praise and hold them discussion of a nickname for the school was the High to the breeze as the symbol of our hot topic of conversation. In Kunicki’s car, the Most loyal allegiance. name Penguins came up and was well received by This anthem, O Youngstown, everyone in the car. Upon arrival at the West Liberty Our pledge of trust shall be gym, the name was mentioned to the members of That thy sons and daughters the team, who thought it was perfect. Shall keep faith with thee forever By the end of that school year, the nickname was unanimously accepted by the student body without YSU’s Fight Song the necessity of a formal polling vote. Plans were The Red and White are waving then made to introduce the new name during the Over the field 1933-34 basketball season. Our teams are fighting The nickname Penguins was formally introduced With a spirit that will not yield to the school in the "Jambar" (Vol. IV, No. 3) at the Rah-Rah-Rah beginning of the 1933-34 basketball season. Page Hail to thee O’Youngstown three of that issue was set up to cover YSU’s first game We’ll fight for you to introduce the members of that season’s team and Once again the Penguins to give the schedule for the season. The date of the Will win for YSU "Jambar" issue was Dec. 15, 1933. Within the next five or six weeks, Penguins became our newly accepted nickname both in the Jambar and on the sports pages of the then two local newspapers. The name was introduced after the first game with Slippery Rock in the Dec. 15, 1933 issue of the "Jambar". The Youngstown Telegram first used the nickname in a headline on Dec. 29, 1933 while The Vindicator first acknowledged the nickname in its Jan. 27, 1934 edition.

The City of Youngstown was incorporated in 1867 and named for John Young, who purchased approximately 15,000 acres (the entire township) for slightly more than $16,000 in 1797 from the United States Government. With its setting in the Mahoning Valley along the Mahoning River, Youngstown quickly grew to become a thriving city in the 1920s as part of the industrial belt that stretched from Massachusetts to the Mississippi River. The iron and steel industry created a strong blue-collar work ethic in the city and surrounding areas that is still very evident, even decades after the closing of the mills. At its peak, Youngstown was the third-largest steel producing city in the country. Today, with a new citywide revitalization plan coordinated between the city, Youngstown State University and nearly 200 volunteers, neighborhood organizations and businesses, a new vision for Youngstown Quick Facts exists. The award-winning plan, Population: 83,906 Youngstown 2010, calls for a more Area: 34.2 square miles diverse and vibrant economy Metropolitan: 586,939 founded on the current strengths with the city and region, such as YSU, the health care sector and Attractions • More than 50 area golf courses the arts community. Wick Neighbors, Inc., was • The 2,537 acre Mill Creek Park situated created from a broad-based within miles of downtown group of leaders from YSU and • Two large malls and shopping districts religious and cultural institutions within 20 minutes of campus along Wick Avenue, which borders • USHL hockey and arena football campus to the East. Its mission is franchises downtown and a nearby minor to redevelop the historically rich league baseball team Smoky Hollow neighborhood just • Several museums and auditoriums off campus and promote a place for creative living and working in Within 100 Miles the city. • The bright lights of both Pittsburgh and Youngstown is very well-known Cleveland for its dedication to the arts. • Lake Erie The Butler Institute of American • 24 state parks and three national parks Art, located within the confines • Pro Football Hall of Fame of campus, is one of the most • Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum unique and respected museums • Numerous professional sports franchises in the nation. There are also two auditoriums in the city, several museums and the Covelli Centre, a modern arena opened in 2005. Youngstown is also a hotbed for football. In addition to YSU’s four national championships in the 1990s, many coaches have ties to the city. Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel is formerly the head coach at YSU, and current college head coaches Bo Pelini (Nebraska), Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Mike Stoops (Arizona) and Mark Mangino (Kansas) are all from the Valley.

The view of Lake Glacier from Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Park is one of the most scenic areas in the Mahoning Valley.

Five boxing champions have their roots in Youngstown. The most recent champion, middleweight Kelly Pavlik, wore the Youngstown State “Y” and Pete the Penguin on his trunks when he beat Jermaine Taylor on HBO in 2008.

Built in 2005, the 5,700-seat Covelli Centre is a large part of the downtown revitalization project. It houses minor league hockey and arena football, concerts, ice shows and much more.

The amount of local media coverage dedicated to Youngstown State athletics ranks near the top in both the Horizon League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference. As the main sports attraction in the Mahoning Valley, the Penguins receive daily coverage from five television stations, two major newspapers and several radio stations. Regional media coverage extends to Akron, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. Missouri Valley Football Conference contests are frequently featured as nationally televised games of the week, and the Horizon League has a partnership with ESPN and its stations to broadcast men’s and women’s basketball games. Football and basketball games are broadcast locally on tape-delay.

Live Internet Coverage In addition to coverage provided by traditional media, the successes of Youngstown State studentathletes are regularly broadcast live across the world over the Internet. The Horizon League is a recognized leader in video streaming through the Horizon League Network (HLN) and produced more than 300 free, live events during the 2008-09 academic year. In addition to live games, HLN includes highlight vignettes of all-19 League championships, weekly highlight videos during the men’s and women’s basketball season and other special programming covering Horizon League institutions, coaches and student-athletes. Nearly every one of YSU’s home men’s and women’s basketball games and all league road contests are broadcast over the HLN. Video of several home volleyball and soccer games and audio of several baseball and softball games are When Cindy Martin (left) was named YSU’s women’s basketball coach, the news conference was streamed live over the Internet. broadcast live on AM 570 WKBN and the Horizon League Network. The hiring was also featured Broadcasts of Youngstown State’s home football as the top sports story on every local media outlet. games are also available over the Internet via paid subscriptions.

Weekly Coaches Shows Youngstown State head football coach Jon Heacock, head men’s basketball coach Jerry Slocum and head women’s basketball coach Cindy Martin are featured weekly on both radio and television coaches shows. Penguin Gameday, a production of the local NBC affiliate, showcases upcoming opponents, reviews past contests and provides an avenue for fans to become familiar with studentathletes. Penguin Playbook is an hour-long radio show broadcast on the high-power AM station 570 WKBN.

YSU received front-page coverage of its Horizon League track title in the Youngstown Vindicator.

Local exposure is also extended to Olympic sports.

2009 Youngstown State Women's Soccer Media Guide  

2009 Youngstown State Women's Soccer