Sophomore Outside Hitter
6-3 Senior Middle Blocker • Severna Park H.S. • Severna Park, Md. • Biology Major
Fourth-year performer for the Tigers ... tallest player on the team ... kills ... posted a career-high 19 kills
has made tremendous improvement throughout career ... red-shirted with five blocks in win over West Virginia ... also had a .531 hitting
her freshman year in 2002 ... has a solid work ethic ... enters the final percentage against the Mountaineers ... had 10 or more kills in a
season fifth all-time on Towson’s career block list (325). match 10 times ... had five kills and three blocks in season-opening
win over Stony Brook ... had 12 kills and two blocks in loss at Dayton
2005 Season: All-CAA Second Team ... CoSIDA Academic All-Dis-
... helped Tigers win the Towson Invitational ... named to the Towson
trict II First Team ... Appeared in 34 matches, checking into 125 games
Invitational All-Tournament team after helping the Tigers beat St.
... led CAA in hitting (.356) and total blocks (160) ... was second in
John’s with 12 kills and three blocks ... also posted 15 kills and two
the CAA in blocks per game (1.28)
blocks in win over VCU in Towson Invitational ... tallied 13 kills, five
Career Game Highs ... was second on team with 316 kills
Kills . . . . . . . . . 19, at West Va. (9/6/03) (2.53/g) ... had eight kills and seven
digs and three blocks in CAA victory over Hofstra ... added 12 kills
Digs . . . . . . . . . . 5, v. Hofstra (10/17/03) blocks in CAA finals against VCU ... in three-game sweep at VCU ... recorded a career-high five service
Assists . . . . . . . 2, at Mason (10/8/05) aces in CAA win over William & Mary ... led Tigers to win at UNCW
Aces . . . . . . . . . . 5, at W&M (10/24/03) had 11 kills in CAA quarterfinals with 11 kills and seven blocks ... had 10 kills in loss at Villanova that
Blocks. . . . . . . ,10, at Mason (10/8/05) against JMU ... had 12 kills on .579
Hit % . . . . . . . .700, v. UNCW (10/8/04) hitting with six blocks against George ended the Tigers’ 19-game win streak ... had eight kills and five blocks
in three-game sweep at Hofstra ... had 12 kills and four blocks in loss
Mason ... recorded 15 kills against
to Hofstra in CAA semifinals.
JMU ... posted 12 kills at Northeast-
ern ... had 13 kills and four blocks at Hofstra ... recorded 11 kills and 2002 Season: Sat out as a red-shirt.
six blocks at Delaware ... had 15 kills on .483 hitting and four blocks
Background: Named first team All-Anne Arundel County as a senior
against VCU ... notched 17 kills on .448 hitting and nine blocks against
... helped Severna Park post a 20-1 record ... led Falcons to number
William & Mary ... recorded 15 kills and seven blocks at UNCW ...
one ranking in Baltimore area and the Anne Arundel County cham-
posted eight kills and a career-high 10 blocks at George Mason ...
pionship ... key performer for the Falcons’ state finalist team ... led team
had nine kills on .643 hitting and seven blocks at JMU ... notched
with 75 blocks as a senior ... second on the team with 143 kills ...
nine blocks against Northeastern ... posted 11 kills against Delaware
named honorable mention All-County as a junior ... three-year starter
... had 10 kills in win at William & Mary ... recorded 11 kills on .556
for Coach Julie Allen ... also competed for track & field team ... four-
hitting at VCU ... ranked 17th in the nation in hitting percentage
year member of honor roll ... won the President’s Award for Acade-
(.438) on Sept. 13 ... recorded 14 kills on .571 hitting against UNCW
mic Excellence ... named to Falcon Pride All-Academic team as a
... posted nine blocks against St. John’s ... named to the George Wash-
ington Invitational All-Tournament Team ... had 11 kills against GWU
... had 10 kills and four blocks at Temple ... registered 11 kills and six Personal: Has one younger brother ... hobbies include arts and crafts
blocks on .643 hitting against Rutgers. ... also enjoys reading ... very active volunteer with Habitat for Human-
ity ... earned Gold Award from the Girl Scouts ... father is an electri-
2004 Season: Played in 32 matches ... ranked second on the team
cal engineer who graduated from Johns Hopkins ... mother is a
with a .338 hitting percentage ... also ranked second on the team with
SUNY-Brockport graduate ... daughter of Charles and Barbara Grem-
0.96 blocks per game ... sat fourth in the CAA in hitting percentage
pler ... born June 16, 1984 in Baltimore, Md.
... stood tenth in the CAA in blocks ... named to all-tournament team
at St. John’s Classic ... averaged 2.05 kills per game ... had 13 kills Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks
and hit .545 in win over St. Francis (N.Y.) ... had 11 kills and eight
2005 34/125 316/2.53 .356 14/0.11 29/0.23 0 34 126 160
blocks against Rutgers ... had eight blocks and five kills in win at 2004 32/90 184/2.05 .338 1/0.01 8/0.09 0 16 70 86
Delaware ... had eight kills and hit .700 in win at UNCW ... had 10 2003 31/107 237/2.21 .303 6/0.06 50/0.47 25 20 59 79
kills and a .529 hitting percentage in win over Stony Brook ... con-
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Career 97/322 737/2.29 .334 21/0.7 87/0.27 25 70 255 325
tributed 12 kills and seven blocks to the Tigers’ two match effort in
the CAA Championship Tournament ... had five kills and hit .444 in
win over Wake Forest ... had ten kills in loss to 12th-ranked Florida
at St. John’s Tournament ... had six kills and three blocks and hit .365
in NCAA Tournament loss to Maryland.
2003 Season: CAA Commissioner’s List ... started all 31 matches
as a freshman ... played in 107 games ... finished fourth on the team
with 237 kills ... finished with the second highest hitting percentage
12 on the team (.303) ... was third in the CAA in hitting percentage ....
honored as the CAA Rookie of the Week three times, including back-
to-back weeks in September ... added 25 service aces and 50 digs ...
second on the team with 79 blocks ... averaged 2.17 kills during CAA
games (.308) ... led Tigers to win at JMU with eight blocks and eight
6-3 Senior Middle Blocker • CCBC-Catonsville • Ellicott City, Md. • Photography Major
One of the tallest players on the team ... good jumping ability ... very
athletic ... can provide tremendous offense ... transferred from CCBC-
2005 Season: Appeared in 23 matches, checking into 71 games ...
finished the season with a 117 kills, a .300 attack percentage, 62 blocks
and 39 digs ... had career-high 11 kills in CAA Championship game
against VCU ... posted nine kills in
Career Game Highs CAA semifinals against William &
Kills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, v. VCU (11/29/05) Mary ... had five kills and three blocks
Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, at W&M (9/17/05)
Assists . . . . . . . . . 4, at W&M (9/17/05)
against George Mason ... had nine
Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, twice blocks, seven kills and three digs at
Hit %. . . . . . . . .714, at Penn (9/24/05) Northeastern ... had nine kills on .316
hitting in win against Northeastern ...
posted six blocks against Canisius ...
had nine blocks against William &
Mary ... made Towson debut against Lehigh with seven kills.
At CCBC-Catonsville: Led the NJCAA Division II in kills with 5.67
kills per game in 2004 ... had 346 kills on the season ... named #2
NJCAA Division II Region XX All-America nominee ... named to first
team and All-Tournament team of NJCAA Division II Region XX ...
led the Lady Cardinals to second place in the NJCAA Division II Region
XX Volleyball Championships.
Background: Led the Covenant Community School to the 2002 Mary-
land Private School Tournament and National Homeschool Tourna-
ment Championships ... was 2001 and 2002 All-Star and
All-Tournament team member at the National Homeschool Tourna-
ment ... also played softball and basketball.
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks
2005 23/71 117/1.65 .300 26/0.37 39/0.55 0 4 58 62
Career 23/71 117/1.65 .300 26/0.37 39/0.55 0 4 58 62
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Birthplace: Born on June 23, 1984 in Baltimore, Md. 2006 Player Profiles
Family: Daughter of Brian and Sue Happel … father is a field engineer …
mother is a homemaker ... one of six children ... older sister, Stephanie, played
softball at UMBC ... younger sister, Faith, plays basketball at Howard Commu-
Pre-match song: “Eye of the Tiger”
Pre-match ritual: Saying a prayer for safety and for us to play to the best
of our ability
One word to descibe yourself: Vivacious
Nicknames: Tanny, Betty Lou, Dernets, Pookie and Nessa D.
Favorite quote: “I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the 13
What you will take away from Towson: Playing with and getting to know
some amazing volleyball players
Future plans: To become a professional photographer, travel all over, get
6-0 Junior Setter • Hebron H.S. • Carrolton, Texas • Sports Management Major
Sat out 2004 as a red-shirt ... holds Towson record for assists in a blocks in win against Northeastern ...
season with 1,477 in 2005 ... named ECAC Player of the Week in had 48 assists, 14 digs and five kills at William & Mary ... had five aces
2005. in win against Georgia State ... posted 49 assists and 10 digs against
UNCW ... recorded 12 digs, five blocks and 45 assists at Georgetown
2005 Season: All-CAA second team ... CAA All-Tournament team
... had 11 digs against Delaware State .... recorded 50 assists, 11 digs,
... appeared in 125 games ... led CAA in assists (1,477) and assists per
six kills, five aces and five total blocks at Temple ... posted 12 digs, 47
game (11.82) ... also ranked fifth in CAA in aces per game (0.38) ...
assists and five block assists versus Rutgers.
posted 140 kills (1.12/g), a .302
hitting percentage, 97 blocks and 47 Career Game Highs 2004 Season: Sat out the season as a red-shirt.
aces ... recorded her 20th double- Kills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, twice
2003 Season: Played in 24 games as a freshman ... had 16 assists
double (45 assists, 14 digs) along Digs . . . . . . 18, at Ga. State (10/14/05)
Assists . . . . . 64, at Hofstra (11/4/05) and eight service aces ... contributed 40 digs and a pair of block assists
with four blocks, three kills and two Aces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, twice
... had eight assists against Wright State ... served a pair of aces in wins
aces in CAA final against VCU ... Blocks . . . . . . . . . . 6, v. W&M (11/19/05)
over Stony Brook and Coppin ... helped the Tigers defeat Northeast-
posted double-double (52 assists, 11 Hit % . . . . . . . . .833, v. UDel (9/20/05)
ern with eight digs ... also had eight digs against Harvard ... was injured
digs) along with
during the Towson Invitational and had to sit out rest of season.
and five kills in CAA semifinals against Background: Named volleyball team’s Most Valuable Player for two
William & Mary ... notched double-double straight years … led Hebron High School to district and bi-district
of the season (61 assists, 13 digs) in CAA area championships in 2002 … member of team that was Regional
quarterfinals against JMU ... posted double- Quarter finalists in 2002, under Coach Karin Keeney … honored as
double (33 assists, 11 digs) against George All-District MVP in 2002 … also played basketball … named to the
Mason ... notched 62 assists, seven digs and All-District Second Team … helped her basketball team finish second
three blocks against JMU ... named CAA Co- in the district.
Player of the Week on Nov. 7 ... had 55
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks.
assists, a career-high 27 digs and eight kills
at Northeastern for double-double ... 2005 34/125 .302 1477/11.82 345/2.76
140/1.12 47 14 83 97
recorded triple-double (10 kills, 64 2004 Sat out as a red-shirt
assists, 15 digs) on .588 hitting at 2003 9/24 3/0.12 .000 16/0.67 40/1.67 16 0 2 2
Hofstra ... posted double- Career 43/149 143/0.94 .293 1493/10.02 385/2.58 63 14 85 99
double (50 assists, 10
kills) along with six
digs and four blocks at
Delaware ... recorded
double-double (45 assists,
11 digs) against VCU ...
posted a double-double (50
assists, 10 digs) along with GETTING TO KNOW KIM...
seven kills and five blocks Birthplace: Born on July 19, 1984 in Houston, Texas
against William & Mary ... Family: Daughter of Patrick and Dana Snider ... father graduated from
nearly missed a triple-double the University of Houston ... mother played volleyball and softball at
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at UNCW with 47 assists, nine digs Wichita State where she was named the Female Athlete of the Year in
and eight kills ... had double-double (44 1975 ... has younger twin sisters, Michelle and Monica.
assists, 18 digs) at Georgia State and added Major: Sports Management, with a minor in business
eight kills, nearly missing a triple-double ... Favorite meal: My mom’s ribs
One word to describe yourself: Realistic
named CAA and ECAC Players of the Week
Favorite quote: “Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how
on Oct. 11 ... recorded double-double (47 you will go about achieving and staying with that plan.”
assists, 13 digs) at George Mason ... posted Favorite class: Anything to do with history
double-double (51 assists, 17 digs) at JMU Favorite place on campus: The weight room because I am always
... notched ninth double-double of the there
season with 35 assists and 10 digs at Favorite city: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Loyola ... had a double-double with 52 Favorite color: Blue
assists and 12 digs against Hofstra ...
recorded 12 digs, 29 assists and five
5-11 Junior Libero/DS • Centennial H.S. • Ellicott City, Md. • Physical Education Major
Has tremendous potential ... saw limited time in 2005 serving as a
2005 Season: Appeared in 15 matches and 35 games ... finished the
season with 50 digs (1.43/g) and seven aces ... had two aces and two
digs in CAA Championship game against VCU ... recorded six digs
against James Madison ... notched 13
Career Game Highs digs and two aces against VCU ... had
Digs. . . . . . . . . . . 13, vs. VCU (10/22/05) eight digs in five games against
Assists. . . . . . . . 3, vs. VCU (10/22/05) William & Mary ... posted eight digs
Aces. . . . . . . . . . . 4, vs. VCU (10/22/05)
against St. Francis ... recorded three
digs at UMBC.
2004 Season: Appeared in 10 matches as a reserve ... had four assists
and three service aces ... averaged 2.0 digs per game ... had two assists
and 11 digs against Appalachian State ... had 12 digs in season opener
against Lehigh ... had four digs against South Carolina.
Background: Named first team All-Metro as a senior at Centennial
High School ... three-year starter and four-year varsity performer who
helped the Eagles reach the Maryland state finals in 2003 ... led her team
with 167 kills and 179 digs as senior ... helped the Eagles post a 17-3
record her last year for Coach Michael Bossom ... member of Mary-
land state championship team as a freshman ... two-time selection as
first team All-Howard County ... two-year standout for Columbia
Eclipse, a USAV club team ... four-time winner of Minds In Motion
Scholar-Athlete award ... two-time winner of AVCA/Molten Team
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks.
2005 15/35 0/0.00 .000 7/0.20 50/1.43 7 0 0 0
2004 10/16 0/0.00 .000 4/0.25 32/2.00 3 0 1 1
Career 25/51 0/0.00 .000 11/0.25 82/1.83 10 0 1 1
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Birthplace: Born on December 30, 1985 in Columbia, Md.
Family: Daughter of Anita Marino and Donald Swan ... mother is a Towson
alumnae who works in family child care ... father played football at the
University of Maryland and works as a sales representative ... has an
older brother and a younger sister ... uncle, Kenneth Marino, ran track at
Fairleigh Dickinson ... cousin, David DeRocher, played volleyball at USC.
Nicknames: Swannie, E, or E-Money
Hobbies: Volleyball, listening to music and going to the beach
Hidden talent: Gymnastics
One word to describe yourself: Goofy 15
Pre-match rituals: Listen to music and visualize
Favorite place on campus: Towson Center
Favorite Quote: “The regrets you have are the chances you don’t take.”
6-0 Sophomore • Outside Hitter
5-10 Sophomore Setter
Crystal Lake South H.S. · Crystal Lake, Ill. Ponderosa H.S. (Colo.) • Lakeside, Mont.
Undeclared Major Family Studies Major
Very explosive ... capable right side hitter who can play the middle ... Very experienced ... vocal, determined player.
2005 Season: Appeared in 64 games ... finished the season with
2005 Season: Appeared in 77 games ... finished the season with 100 digs (1.56/g) and 91 assists (1.42/g) ... registered five digs and a
156 kills (2.03/g), 47 blocks, 43 digs and 31 assists ... stood 10th in pair of aces at Delaware ... tallied six digs against Hofstra ... recorded
the CAA in hitting percentage (.300) a career-high 41 assists, 10 digs and four kills against St. Francis ...
... posted seven kills on .583 hitting posted 10 digs at VCU ... notched 12
Career Game Highs in CAA quarterfinals against JMU digs at UMBC ... posted three aces Career Game Highs
Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, four times
... recorded six kills against James at Georgetown ... recorded 15 assists Kills . . . . . . . 4, v. St. Francis (9/23/05)
Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, twice Digs. . . . . . . . . . . 12, at UMBC (9/13/05)
Assists . . . . . . . . . 4, at JMU (10/8/05) Madison ... had six kills and four digs against Delaware State ... made col- Assists . . 41, v. St. Francis (9/23/05)
Aces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, v. GWU (9/3/05) at Northeastern ... posted 11 kills and legiate debut against Rutgers posting Aces . . . . . 3, at Georgetown (9/3/05)
Blocks . . . . . . . . . . 6, at JMU (10/8/05) four blocks against VCU ... recorded seven assists. Hit %. . .500, v. St. Francis (9/23/05)
Hit %. . . . . . . .632, v. Lehigh (8/27/05)
10 kills and a block against William
Background: Played varsity volley-
& Mary ... had four blocks and four
ball for four years at Ponderosa High School and was named first
kills at UNCW ... posted 10 kills and five blocks at George Mason ...
team All-League each year ... named team’s Most Valuable Player as
had a career day at James Madison with 12 kills, six blocks and four
a freshman ... averaged eight assists and 0.8 aces in 2004 ... finished
assists ... tied career high with 12 kills at Loyola, while hitting .409
second in the state in aces as a senior ... made the “Best of the Best”
... posted 12 kills and six digs against St. Francis... recorded five kills
Setters list twice in high school ... played club volleyball for the Col-
and four digs against St. John’s ... posted four block assists and four
kills against George Washington ... registered 12 kills against Lehigh
on .632 hitting ... made collegiate debut against Rutgers recording Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks
eight kills and six digs. 2005 21/64 4/0.06 -.059 91/1.42 100/1.56 14 0 1 1
Background: Named First Team All-Conference as a senior at Crystal Career 21/64 4/0.06 -.059 91/1.42 100/1.56 14 0 1 1
Lake South High School ... helped team to three consecutive Regional
Championships ... led her team to the Fox Valley Conference Cham-
pionship with an undefeated conference record as a senior ... named
to All-Area First Team by Northwest Herald and Daily Herald ... was
listed as a member of the All-Area also played basketball and track
... was named Most Valuable Player as a freshman for basketball team GETTING TO KNOW ERIN...
... lettered in track as a freshman and sophomore. Birthplace: Born on November 15, 1986 in Dallas, Texas
Family: Daughter of Glenn Dunn and George Anna Miller ... stepdaughter
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks of Michael Miller ... stepfather, Michael, played professional baseball with
2005 27/77 156/2.03 .300 31/0.40 43/0.56 5 4 43 47 the Atlanta Braves organization ... mother is an alumnae of Oral Roberts
Career 27/77 156/2.03 .300 31/0.40 43/0.56 5 4 43 47 University where she played volleyball ... oldest of three girls.
Pre-match rituals: Putting on make-up and doing hair the same way.
One word to describe yourself: Likeable
Favorite color: Purple
Favorite song before a match: “I’m a Player” by Tech 9
One thing you can’t live without: Family
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Favorite quote: “Even the life you have borrowed, cause you’re not
promised tomorrow, so live your life as if everyday is going to be your last.”
GETTING TO KNOW VAL...
Birthplace: Born on September 24, 1986 in Grand Forks, North Dakota
Family: Daughter of Greg and Sheree Chromy ... both parents gradu-
ated from the University of North Dakota ... father is a business owner
... mother works as a counselor ... older brother, Matt, plays hockey at
16 the University of Michigan-Deerborn.
Hobbies: Listening to music, reading and shopping
Most memorable experience: Winning first place in a fishing tourna-
ment when I was seven years old.
Person you admire most: My brother
5-11 Sophomore Libero
5-11 Sophomore Outside Hitter
Lincoln S.W. H.S. • Lincoln, Neb. Nerinx Hall H.S. • St. Louis, Mo.
Business Management Major Business Major
Has strong passing and defending abilities ... possesses good ball Extremely good athlete ... possesses good jumping ability.
2005 Season: Appeared in 129 of Towson’s 130 games ... stood
2005 Season: CAA All-Rookie Team ... appeared in 111 games ... 10th in the CAA in aces per game (0.32) ... finished the season with
fourth in the CAA in digs per game (4.70) ... finished the season with 307 digs, 180 kills, 41 aces, 37 assists and 19 blocks ... tallied 10 digs,
a team-high 522 digs, 28 aces and 36 assists ... recorded career-high six kills, three assists and two blocks in CAA final against VCU ...
30 digs in CAA Championship game notched 14 digs and three aces in
Career Game Highs against VCU ... had 20 digs and two CAA semifinal against W&M ... Career Game Highs
Kills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, twice aces in CAA semifinals against recorded seven digs, nine kills and Kills . . . . . . . . . 18, v. Rutgers (8/26/05)
Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, v. VCU (11/20/05) Digs. . . . . . . . . . . 18, at UDel (10/29/05)
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, twice W&M ... notched 22 digs and two four aces against JMU ... posted 15 Assists. . . . . . . 4, at Temple (8/27/05)
Aces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, several times aces in CAA quarterfinals against digs at Hofstra ... registered career- Aces. . . . . . . . . . 4, at Temple (8/27/05)
Hit % . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1.000 twice JMU ... recorded 21 digs against high 18 digs at Delaware ... recorded Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, twice
James Madison ... had 22 digs at 11 digs and four kills and three Hit %. . . . . . . .583, at Loyola(10/4/05)
Northeastern ... posted 24 digs at blocks against William & Mary ...
Hofstra ... recorded 26 digs and four assists in win at UNCW ... had notched double-double (16 kills, 11 digs) at UNCW ... tallied 15 digs
20 digs at Georgia State ... had 21 digs against Hofstra ... named to at George Mason ... had 11 digs against Hofstra ... posted double-
the Penn-Sheraton Invitational All-Tournament Team ... notched 22 double against Penn with 11 kills and 12 digs ... had 16 kills against
digs against Pepperdine ... named CAA Rookie of the Week ... posted St. Francis ... had 10 digs against Delaware ... had five aces, six digs
20 digs against William & Mary ... recorded 21 digs against UNCW and six kills at William & Mary ... recorded 12 digs against UNCW
... posted 19 digs at Georgetown ... named to the George Washing- ... posted 15 digs at Georgetown ... tallied 13 digs against GWU ...
ton Invitational All-Tournament Team ... registered 18 digs at George recorded 11 digs against Iona ... had 12 kills, 10 digs, four assists and
Washington ... recorded 17 digs at Temple ... made collegiate debut four aces at Temple ... made collegiate debut against Rutgers, record-
against Rutgers posting 17 digs. ing 18 kills and 11 digs.
Background: Four-year letterwinner in volleyball for Coach Mary Background: Played volleyball and basketball for Nerinx Hall High
Schropfer and the Silver Hawks ... high school team appeared in the School ... led the Markers, under Coach Helen Buckley, to the dis-
state tournament for three years and won both districts and the con- trict championship twice and the sectional championship once ...
ference twice ... senior co-captain who was a two-time All-Confer- named captain and was the team’s MVP for two years ... won awards
ence and two-time first team All-City award winner ... named second for Most Offensive, Defensive and Best Attitude ... had career serving
team All-State as a senior ... made honorable mention All-State as a percentage of .860 and career serve receive percentage of .920 ... aver-
junior ... earned Academic All-Conference honors ... named to the aged 3.91 kills per game ... totalled 45 service aces ... made the All-
All Star team ... selected as third-team Super State ... won the Sertoma Tournament team at Nationals ... captain and MVP of the basketball
Outstanding Athlete and KFOR Sportscaster awards ... ranked fifth in team ... also earned Best Defensive Player honors in basketball ...
the conference for hitting percentage as a senior ... had 273 kills (3.1/per served as the Spanish Club treasurer.
game) ... ranked second in the league in digs per game with 5.1 ...
named to Lincoln Southwest’s honor roll for seven of eight semesters. Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks
2005 35/129 180/1.40 .132 37/0.29 307/2.38 41 1 18 19
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks Career 35/129 180/1.40 .132 37/0.29 307/2.38 41 1 18 19
2005 35/111 3/0.03 -.048 36/0.32 522/4.07 28 0 0 0
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GETTING TO KNOW MADDIE...
GETTING TO KNOW ALI...
Birthplace: Born on October 10, 1986 in St. Louis, Missouri
Birthplace: Born on September 29, 1986 in Lincoln, Nebraska Family: Daughter of Steve and Terri Haseltine ... father played football at
Family: Daughter of Tim and Wanda Essink ... father is a graduate of the Northeastern Oklahoma and works in transportation ... mother played
University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is an accountant ... mother is a dental volleyball at St. Louis University and works in real estate ... brother, Louie,
assistant ... has two older sisters and one younger brother ... sister, Erin, plays baseball at Southeast Missouri State ... aunt, Sam Politte, played
was a four-year starter in volleyball at Arkansas Tech. volleyball at Tulsa ... uncle, Jimmy Buford, played basketball at UMSC ... 17
Hidden Talent: I can play the flute and the piano oldest of four children.
Former teammates that play collegiately: Samantha Eley, Wyoming Nicknames: Mimi or Niner
Favorite quote: “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and being certain Former teammates that play collegiately: Erin Walter, Stanford
of what we do not see.” Hebrews 1:1 Favorite quote: “You control your own destiny.”
Favorite volleyball moment: Being in the CAA Finals against VCU
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Heritage Hills H.S. • Santa Claus, Ind. Notre Dame-Cath. Latin H.S. • Kirtland, OH
Business-Marketing Major Law & American Civilization Major
Strong defensive player ... very good athletic ability ... has the poten- Dominating offensive player ... possesses solid all-around game.
tial to become very valuable over her career.
2005 Season: Appeared in 102 games ... finished the season with
2005 Season: Appeared in 66 games ... finished the season with 210 kills (2.06/g), 84 digs and 35 blocks ... posted 10 kills in CAA semi-
133 digs (2.02/g) ... tallied eight digs and four assists in CAA semifi- final against W&M ... had 10 kills and
nal against W&M ... Had six digs against George Mason ... recorded five blocks in CAA quarterfinal
16 digs at Northeastern ... posted 16 against JMU ... tallied 10 kills against Career Game Highs
Kills . . . . . . . . . . 14, at Hofstra (11/4/05)
Career Game Highs digs at Hofstra ... had nine digs and George Mason ... had nine kills at Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7, v. VCU (10/22/05)
Kills . . . . . . . 8, v. St. Francis (9/23/05) an ace in four games against VCU ... Northeastern ... posted career-high Assists. . . . . . . . 3, at W&M (10/21/05)
Digs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, three times
Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, twice posted 13 digs and four assists 14 kills and three blocks at Hofstra Blocks. . . . . . . . . . . 5, v. JMU (11/18/05)
Aces. . . . . . . 2,v. St. Francis (9/23/05) against William & Mary ... recorded ... had seven digs and three kills Hit % . . . .533, v. Ga. State (9/10/05)
Blocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, twice 10 digs and an ace at UNCW ... set against VCU ... registered six kills
Hit %. . . .182, v. St. Francis (9/23/05)
a career high with 16 digs and three and two digs against William & Mary ... had seven kills, four digs
assists at George Mason ... recorded and two blocks against Georgia State ... recorded six kills on .385
eight digs and eight kills in win against St. Francis ... made collegiate hitting at Loyola ... had eight kills against Hofstra ... notched 12 kills
debut against Rutgers. against Pepperdine ... had 12 kills against Delaware ... recorded 12
kills, two blocks and five digs at VCU ... made collegiate debut against
Background: Named to the Who’s Who Among American High
Rutgers, registering 10 kills.
School Students ... a member of the honor roll all four years ... a
Science Merit Award winner. Background: Member of District Championship team as a senior ...
earned first team All-League honors twice ... also named first team All-
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks District ... named Most Valuable Player of North Coast League as a
2005 22/66 9/0.14 .000 15/0.23 133/2.02 6 0 2 2 senior ... named 2005 New Herald Player of the Year ... was three-
Career 22/66 9/0.14 .000 15/0.23 133/2.02 6 0 2 2 time league leader in kills ... as a senior, recorded 596 kills, a state
record ... had 44 kills in a match, also a state record ... also excelled
in the classroom and was named to the honor roll.
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks
2005 35/10 210/2.06 .149 19/0.19 84/0.82 0 6 29 35
Career 35/10 210/2.06 .149 19/0.19 84/0.82 0 6 29 35
GETTING TO KNOW ALLY...
Birthplace: Born on June 19, 1987 in Euclid, Ohio
GETTING TO KNOW LINDSEY... Family: Daughter of Neil and JoAnne Perko ... both parents graduated
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from the Ohio State University ... father is an optometrist ... mother
Birthplace: Born on December 25, 1986 in Evansville, Indiana works in home health care ... has one younger brother ... cousin, Alan
Family: Daughter of Stan and Debra Neighbors ... mother works as Bock, plays basketball for Mount Vernon Nazarene University.
bookkeeper ... has one older sister ... brother-in-law, Jon Goldsberry, Nickname: The Perkolater
plays in the NFL for the Buffalo Bills. Hidden talent: Waterskiing
Nicknames: Nabes, Linz Favorite city: Cleveland
Best friends/former teammates involved in collegiate athletics: Favorite vacation spot: Cancun
Jordan Bradfield, member of the dance team at the University of Favorite color: Yellow
Arizona If you could eat only one thing it would be: Qdoba
Person most admired: Her father Favorite quote: “Now go and get after it.” - high school coach, Dino
18 Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers
Favorite vacation spot: South Beach, Miami, Florida
Favorite volleyball moment: When Jaclyn used her head to dig a ball
and it flew over the net and landed in the back corner to score a point.
Favorite quote: “Play like you’re number one, train like you’re number
5-9 Sophomore Libero/DS
5-5 Sophomore Libero/DS
Bowie H.S. • Poolesville, Md. Huntingtown H.S. • Huntingtown, Md.
Undeclared Major Undeclared Major
Established defensive player ... brings depth to the libero/defensive Very good defensive player ... brings a toughness that makes the whole
specialist position. team better.
2005 Season: Appeared in seven games ... totaled nine digs ... 2005 Season: Appeared in 19 games ... finished the season with 25
recorded a dig against VCU ... had three digs and two aces in win digs (1.32/g) ... notched four digs at George Mason ... posted seven
against St. Francis ... made collegiate debut against Rutgers. digs and a service ace against St. Francis ... recorded five digs at UMBC
... made collegiate debut against
Background: Three-time member
Career Game Highs Rutgers, recording six digs. Career Game Highs
of 1A Region Championship team Digs . . . . . . . 7, v. St. Francis (9/23/05)
Digs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3, twice
Assists. . . . 1, v. St. Francis (9/23/05) under coach Fran DeVall ... went to Background: Helped Cavaliers to Aces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, twice
Aces . . . . . . 2, v. St. Francis (9/23/05) state finals sophomore and junior Southern Maryland Athletic Confer- Assists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, twice
years ... member of the National ence Championship all four years ...
Honor Society ... honor roll student State and Regional Champs as a
all four years ... earned the Sportsmanship Award as a sophomore junior ... also had a .937 serving percentage ... second team All-Con-
and a junior ... also earned the prestigious Falcon Award as a senior ference in 2003 and 2004 ... earned Volleyball Honorable Mention
... participated in JV Soccer, JV Basketball and Varsity co-ed Volley- All-Extra in 2003 ... missed senior season because of torn ACL ...
ball. earned Captain’s award on both volleyball and lacrosse team ... 2004
Wendy’s High School Heisman National Nominee ... honor roll
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks student.
2005 5/7 0/0.00 .000 1/0.14 9/1.29 2 0 0 0
Career 5/7 0/0.00 .000 1/0.14 9/1.29 2 0 0 0
Season MP/GP Kills/Avg. Pct. Ast./Avg. Digs/Avg. Aces BS BA Blks
2005 13/19 0/0.00 .000 2/0.11 25/1.32 2 0 0 0
Career 13/19 0/0.00 .000 2/0.11 25/1.32 2 0 0 0
GETTING TO KNOW JACLYN...
Birthplace: Born on December 29, 1987 in Washington, D.C.
Family: DaughterJohn C. Rosenburg and Rosemary Ferrigno ... father
attended Wheeling University ... mother attended Georgetown ... has two
younger sisters ... uncle, Charles Rosenberg, played basketball at James
Hobbies: Sports, painting, photography and design
Favorite book: “The Great Gatsby”
Favorite meal: Steak and baked potatoes
Most memorable moment: Winning the regional finals in high school
and making it into the state finals for the program’s first time
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GETTING TO KNOW KRISTINA...
Birthplace: Born on December 10, 1986 in Prince Frederick, Maryland
Family: Daughter of Jeff and Terry Shannon ... father attended the Uni-
versity of Maryland and is a bank manager ... mother attended York
College where she played field hockey ... has one younger sister ...
cousin, April Shields, plays volleyball at High Point University.
Nickname: Bina 19
Warm-up song: “Eye of the Tiger”
Pre-match ritual: Hitting the ceiling
Favorite quote: “This is the best day of my life ... just livin’ the dream.”
Most memorable experience: Winning the Maryland State Champi-
onship in 2003 because my senior season was cut short by a torn ACL
6-0 Freshman Middle Blocker 5-6 Freshman L/DS
Hendrick Hudson • Buchanan, N.Y.. Susquehannock H.S. • Railroad, Pa.
Undeclared Major Undeclared Major
Strong athletic ability ... brings height to the middle ... has the poten- Adds depth to the defensive unit ... possesses solid all-around skills.
tial to be an outstanding blocker.
Background: Member of the Susquehannock High School volley-
Background: Played volleyball at Hendrick Hudson High School ball team coached by Mick Gilbert ... as a senior, led the Warriors to
under Coach Diane Swertfager ... helped the Sailors to back-to-back a YAIAA Championship and to Division I and District III titles ... an
state finals and regional championship and four straight sectional all-district and all-state honoree ... Wendy’s High School Heisman
titles ... ranked first in the section in blocks and kills as a senior ... nominee ... named the York County Player of the Year in 2005 ...
two-time first team all-state, all-league and all-section honoree ... two- member of the National Honor Society and the District Honor Roll.
time North County Newspaper All-Star pick ... two-time Journal
News first team selection ... was also the Journal News’ Player of the
Year in 2005 ... received the ConEdison Sports Athletic Award in
2005 ... also played basketball ... a member of the high honor roll.
GETTING TO KNOW ALYSHA... GETTING TO KNOW MISSY...
Birthplace: Born August 15, 1988 in Mount Kisco, N.Y. Birthplace: Born on February 5, 1988 in York, Pa.
Family: Daughter of Mark and Mary Fanning ... father attended SUNY- Family: Daughter of Phil and Flo Rohrbaugh ... father is an electrical main-
Farmingdale and works as an electrical contractor ... mother attended tenance mechanic ... mother is an LPN ... has two older sisters ... oldest
SUNY-Brockport and is a teacher ... has two brothers and a sister ... sister, sister, Jennie, plays volleyball at Millersville University ... other sister,
Caitlin, runs track at SUNY-Oneonta. Becky, plays volleyball at Widener University.
Nicknames: Lysh, Shaq Hobbies: Listening to music and reading
Hobbies: Playing volleyball, hanging out with friends and shopping Pre-match rituals: Tie my shoes the same way
Word to describe yourself: Determined Former teammates that play collegiately: Dianna Hefner, Appalachian
Favorite vacation spot: Bermuda State, and Trisha Reese, Lees McRae University
Favorite quote: “Life throws you curves, but you learn to swerve” Favorite quote: “Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising
- Rascal Flatts every time we fall.” - Confucius
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GETTING TO KNOW CLAUDIA...
5-9 Freshman Outside Hitter
Birthplace: Born on July 3, 1987 in Grobenhain, Sachsen, Germany.
Geschwister-Scholl Schule Tuebingen
Family: Daughter of Andrea Schneider-Wolf and step-daughter of Chris-
Tuebingen, Germany • Undeclared tian Wolf ... mother is a teacher ... has an older brother, Stefan, who
Major played volleyball in the first league in Germany.
Hobbies: Sports, traveling and cooking
Brings international playing experience at a high level ... a valuable Pre-match song: “Everything” by Red Hot Chili Peppers
asset on the outside. Favorite athlete: Dirk Nowitski
Favorite book: “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
20 Background: Member of the German Youth National Team ... placed
Favorite movie: “Love Actually”
fifth in the Second German League ... captured many youth champi- Favorite city: Berlin
onships under the tutelage of Clemens Kracke and Alexnader Waibal Favorite vacation spot: Biarritz (South France)
... also a member of TSV Allianz Stuttgart. Favorite volleyball moment: Hearing name called at the Germany
Youth National Team tryouts