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TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                                     NCAA Tournament Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/A
                                                                                                                      Lettermen Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9/4
Team Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1        Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3+libero
T.V./Radio Spot Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2           Newcomers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2007 Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2007 Season Outlook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-9      MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS
Meet the Hurricanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-20           The 2007 University of Miami Media Guide was written and edited by Rob
Alumni Update - “Where Are They Now” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21                           Dunning and Jasmine Yearwood, with assistance by Etta Schaller.
Volleyball Timeline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23          Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Etta Schaller
Team Results and Highlights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24               Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APrinters Inc.
Individual and ACC Statistics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25               Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J.C. Ridley and Richard Fraginals
2006 Category Leaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
2006 Superlatives and Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
All-Time Series Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
                                                                                                                      COVERING THE HURRICANES
Year-by-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-31        Media Relations and Support Staff
Individual Match Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32             Assistant A.D./Communications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Pray
Individual Season Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33              Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-3231
Individual Career Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34             Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mpray@miami.edu
Team Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35       Assistant SID/Volleyball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rob Dunning
Athletic Department Success . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-37                 Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-3230
Atlantic Coast Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38              Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . rdunning@miami.edu
Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39       Sports Media Relations Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-3244
Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40     Sports Media Relations Fax. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-2807
Academic Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41        Assistant A.D./SWA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Nickel
Athletic Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42      Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelly Donahue
Strength and Conditioning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43               Strength and Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mac Calloway
The University of Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-45               Athletic Website. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.hurricanesports.com
Welcome to Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46-47            Mailing Address. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hecht Athletic Center
Hurricanes On and Off the Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48                                                                 5821 San Amaro Dr., Coral Gables, FL 33146

QUICK FACTS                                                                                                           MEDIA SERVICES
University Information                                                                                                   Updated statistics, results, profiles and photographs can be obtained by
Name of School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . University of Miami                    contacting the UM Sports Media Relations Department at 305-284-3244.
Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Gables, Fla.
Founded. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1926     INTERVIEW POLICY
Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,250
Nickname. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hurricanes              Players and coaches are available for interviews throughout the week
Mascot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sebastian the Ibis         except on game days. All interview requests must be arranged through the UM
School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Orange, Green and White                       Media Relations Department, preferably with a 24-hour notice. On game days,
Home Court . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knight Sports Complex                      interviews will take place only at the conclusion of the match.
    Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,200
Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Division I             GETTING TO “THE KNIGHT”
Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Atlantic Coast Conference                        From the City & Points North: Take I-95 South until it becomes U.S. 1.
President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Donna E. Shalala              Continue south about 5.5 miles to SW 57th Ave. (Red Road). Turn right onto
    Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western College for Women (1962)                                  SW 57th Ave. and make another immediate right turn onto Ponce de Leon
Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Dee          Blvd. At the first light, turn left onto San Amaro Dr. (Hurricane Drive). The
    Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Florida (1970)                  Mark Light Field, Convocation Center, Cobb Stadium for Soccer, Track and
Athletic Department Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-3822                        Field, Hecht Athletic Center and Greentree Practice Fields are 1/4 mile on
Ticket Office Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-GO-CANES                       the right.
                                                                                                                          From Rt. 826 (A.K.A. Palmetto Expwy) & Points West: Take Rt. 826
Coaching Staff                                                                                                        and exit Miller Dr. (SW 56th St.). Turn left and continue until it dead ends at
Head Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Lantagne Welch                     the University and San Amaro Drive. Turn right onto San Amaro. Make A U-
    Alma Mater (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland (1994)                     turn across the median at Corniche and the Hecht Athletic Center will be in
    Record at Miami (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111-64 (7th)                   front of you.
    Career Record (Year) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111-64 (7th)                     From Miami Airport: Take exit marked Coral Gables/LeJeune Rd. Exit
    Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-5765          onto LeJeune and head south until it intersects Ponce de Leon Blvd. (just
    Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . volleyball@miami.edu                before the Metrorail). Turn right and go 1.7 miles to San Amaro Dr.
Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matthew Botsford                  (Hurricane Dr.). The Mark Light Field, Convocation Center, Cobb Stadium
    Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tri-State University (1998)                    for Soccer, Track and Field, Hecht Athletic Center and Greentree Practice
    Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-4532           Fields are 1/4 mile on the right.
Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yasmin Ortiz
    Alma Mater. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sacred Heart-Puerto Rico (2003)
    Phone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305-284-5076           HURRICANES ON THE WEB
                                                                                                                          Visit Hurricanesports.com for complete coverage of Hurricane volleyball,
Team Information                                                                                                      including scores, statistics, schedules, exclusive features, photos and up-to-date
2006 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-19       news.
   Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-9         Hurricanesports.com will also feature live stats for every home match. Now
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   Neutral . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-3
2006 ACC Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13
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    VOLLEYBALL TV/RADIO SPOT CHART




    #                         #                       #                        #                       #
        2                         3                       4                        5                       6
          Michelle Bruin           Tatiana Alvarez         Ariell Cooke              Ciara Michel           Maria Andersson
          L/DS, 5-11, SR            DS, 5-1, FR            MB, 6-0, FR               MB, 6-5, R-SR           OH, 5-10, FR
         Chapel Hill, N.C.          Miami, Fla.           Oakland, Calif.             Miami, Fla.          Angelholm, Sweden




    #                         #                       #                        #                       #
        7                         8                       9                        11                      16
         Bridget Bomhack            Angelica Ellis        Katie Gallagher           Genny Mayhew            Griffin Udelson
             S, 6-0, JR             MB, 6-0, JR             S, 5-11, FR              OH, 5-11, SO             DS, 5-7, SO
         Waukesha, Wis.            Houston, Texas         Winter Park, Fla.          Clovis, Calif.         Attleboro, Mass.




     #                        #                       #                        #
         17                       32                      36                       77
      Christine Williamson          Lici McGee           Cassie Loessberg            Ashley Woods
         OH, 5-11, FR             MB/OH, 6-3, SO          L/DS, 5-7, SO              OH, 6-2, R-JR
      Tampa, Fla./Plant HS        Warr Acres, Okla.   Rancho Cordova, Calif.       Round Rock, Texas




          Head Coach               Assistant Coach        Assistant Coach          Student Manager
     Nicole Lantagne Welch        Matthew Botsford         Yasmin Ortiz            Kelley Schoonover
        Seventh Season             Fourth Season          Second Season




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2007 Miami Volleyball Roster
Numerical Roster                                                                                                  CLASS BREAKDOWN
NO    NAME                            POS           HT         CL      HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL                   Seniors (2)
2     Michelle Bruin                  L/DS          5-11       SR           Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill HS      5         Ciara Michel                                MB
3     Tatiana Alvarez                 DS            5-1        FR                Miami, Fla./Florida Christian    2         Michelle Bruin                              L/DS
4     Ariell Cooke                    MB            6-0        FR         Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd HS        Juniors (3)
5     Ciara Michel                    MB            6-5        R-SR             Miami, Fla./Palmer Trinity HS     7          Bridget Bomhack                            S
6     Maria Andersson                 OH            5-10       FR      Angelholm, Sweden/Allebergsgymnasiet       8          Angelica Ellis                             MB
7     Bridget Bomhack                 S             6-0        JR      Waukesha, Wis./Catholic Memorial HS        77         Ashley Woods                               OH
8     Angelica Ellis                  MB            6-0        JR              Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor HS
                                                                                                                  Sophomores (4)
9     Katie Gallagher                 S             5-11       FR         Winter Park, Fla./Lake Highland HS      36      Cassie Loessburg                              L
11    Genny Mayhew                    OH            5-11       SO                      Clovis, Calif./Clovis HS   11      Genny Mayhew                                  OH
16    Griffin Udelson                 DS            5-7        SO         Attleboro, Mass./Bishop Feehan HS       32      Lici McGee                                    MB/OH
17    Christine Williamson            OH            5-11       FR                        Tampa, Fla./Plant HS     16      Griffin Udelson                               DS
32    Lici McGee                      MB/OH         6-3        SO Warr Acres, Okla./Putnam County Original HS     Freshman (5)
36    Cassie Loessberg                L/DS          5-7        SO      Rancho Cordova, Calif./St. Francis HS      9        Katie Gallagher                              S
77    Ashley Woods                    OH            6-2        R-JR        Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point HS       4        Ariell Cooke                                 MB
                                                                                                                  17       Christine Williamson                         OH
                                                                                                                  3        Tatiana Alvarez                              DS
Alphabetical Roster                                                                                               6        Maria Andersson                              OH
NO    NAME                            POS           HT         CL      HOMETOWN/PREVIOUS SCHOOL
3     Tatiana Alvarez                 DS            5-1        FR                Miami, Fla./Florida Christian
6     Maria Andersson                 OH            5-10       FR      Angelholm, Sweden/Allebergsgymnasiet
                                                                                                                  POSITION BREAKDOWN
7     Bridget Bomhack                 S             6-0        JR      Waukesha, Wis./Catholic Memorial HS
                                                                                                                  Defensive Specialists (4)
2     Michelle Bruin                  L/DS          5-11       SR           Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill HS      2         Michelle Bruin                              L/DS
4     Ariell Cooke                    MB            6-0        FR         Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd HS        36        Cassie Loessberg                            L/DS
8     Angelica Ellis                  MB            6-0        JR              Houston, Texas/Alief Taylor HS     3         Tatiana Alvarez                             DS
9     Katie Gallagher                 S             5-11       FR         Winter Park, Fla./Lake Highland HS      16        Griffin Udelson                             DS
36    Cassie Loessberg                L/DS          5-7        SO      Rancho Cordova, Calif./St. Francis HS
                                                                                                                  Middle Blockers (4)
11    Genny Mayhew                    OH            5-11       SO                      Clovis, Calif./Clovis HS   5         Ciara Michel                                MB
32    Lici McGee                      MB/OH         6-3        SO Warr Acres, Okla./Putnam County Original HS     4         Ariell Cooke                                MB
5     Ciara Michel                    MB            6-5        R-SR             Miami, Fla./Palmer Trinity HS     8         Angelica Ellis                              MB
16    Griffin Udelson                 DS            5-7        SO         Attleboro, Mass./Bishop Feehan HS       32        Lici McGee                                  MB/OH
17    Christine Williamson            OH            5-11       FR                        Tampa, Fla./Plant HS     Setters (2)
77    Ashley Woods                    OH            6-2        R-JR        Round Rock, Texas/Stony Point HS       7           Bridget Bomhack                           S
                                                                                                                  9           Katie Gallagher                           S
Head Coach – Nicole Lantagne Welch (Maryland, 1994), seventh season
                                                                                                                  Outside Hitters (4)
Assistant Coach – Matthew Botsford (Tri-State University, 1998), fourth season
                                                                                                                  6         Maria Andersson                             OH
Assistant Coach – Yasmin Ortiz (Sacred Heart – P.R., 2003), second season                                         11        Genny Mayhew                                OH
Student Manager – Kelley Schoonover                                                                               17        Christine Williamson                        OH
                                                                                                                  77        Ashley Woods                                OH
DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN
California (3)                                             Oklahoma (1)
4
36
           Ariell Cooke
           Cassie Loessberg
                                          MB
                                          L/DS
                                                           32      Lici McGee                      MB/OH             PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
11         Genny Mayhew                   OH               Sweden (1)                                                Lantagne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lan-TANE
                                                           6        Maria Andersson                OH                Yasmin Ortiz . . . . . . Jazz-MEAN or-TEEZ
Florida (4)                                                                                                          Ciara Michel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Key-R-a
3           Tatiana Alvarez               DS               Texas (2)                                                 Ariell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . r-E-l
9           Katie Gallagher               S                8         Angelica Ellis                MB                Udelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . You-DEL-son
5           Ciara Michel                  MB               77        Ashley Woods                  OH                Loessberg. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loss-berg
17          Christine Williamson          OH                                                                         Schoonover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scoon-over
                                                           Wisconsin (1)
Massachusetts (1)                                          7         Bridget Bomhack               S
16       Griffin Udelson                  DS

North Carolina (1)
2        Michelle Bruin                   L/DS




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    2007 Season Outlook
    University of Miami Volleyball enters the 2007 season looking to bounce back    with a 1.41 blocks per game average, while also setting single-season UM
    after a disappointing 2006 campaign in which the Hurricanes finished below      records for solo blocks (39) and total blocks (168). She also leads all returning
    .500 for the first time in Nicole Lantagne Welch’s six-year tenure. Despite     players with 336 kills and a .299 hitting percentage.
    returning nine letterwinners, the Hurricanes have a young squad this season
    with nine of the team’s 14 players comprised of freshmen and sophomores.        After Michel, Lantagne Welch also expects junior Angelica Ellis to have a
                                                                                    breakout season in the middle. Ellis, who finished with 83 kills and 50 blocks
    “We feel being young has a lot of advantages,” Lantagne                                               in 2006, has enough experience to compliment Michel.
    Welch said. “And we are led by a couple of very strong
    seniors in Ciara Michel and Michelle Bruin.”                    “I really like this                    “She is a very dynamic athlete,” Lantagne Welch said.

    In addition to Michel and Bruin, redshirt junior Ashley
                                                                 group of players. I think                 “Her strength is going behind the center, going off one
                                                                                                           foot. As she gets a little stronger with the blocking side
    Woods, a co-captain along with Michel, provides crucial      that we have a lot of                     of the ball, she will really do some great things.”
    leadership heading into the 2007 season.                     great team chemistry,
    “Ciara and Ashley were very serious about creating a
                                                                 and we are bringing out                   Behind Michel and Ellis is newcomer Ariell Cooke, a
                                                                                                           highly-touted freshman from Oakland, Calif. Cooke, a
    new environment for our program and raising our              a new level of competi-                   top-50 recruit according to Prepvolleyball.com, could
    team’s expectations for this year,” said Lantagne Welch.     tiveness in each other.                   find her way onto the court early in the 2007 season.

    Whether or not the leadership from the upperclassmen
                                                                 We are excited to see                     “She is smooth, she can hit a variety of sets and she has
    translates into the Hurricanes getting back towards the      how it all fits together.”                the great ability to close a block, which is difficult to do
    top of the ACC standings, Lantagne Welch feels this                                                    in that position,” Lantagne Welch said.
    team has the potential to make some noise in ’07.                  -Head Coach
    “I really like this group of players. I think that we have
                                                                                                     Hitters
                                                                   Nicole Lantagne Welch Outsidestart on the right side is Woods, a south-
                                                                                         Expected to
    a lot of great team chemistry, and we are bringing out a                                               paw from Round Rock, Texas. After collecting 225 kills
    new level of competitiveness in each other. We are excit-                       and 76 blocks last season, Woods will be relied on even more so this season to
    ed to see how it all fits together.”                                            provide a spark to the Hurricane offense.

    Middle Blockers                                                                 “She brings great leadership, great court energy and has a lot of court savvy
    Michel, a member of the 2007 Preseason All-ACC Team, is not only the top        moving the ball around with different types of shots,” said Lantagne Welch.
    middle blocker on the team, but the most tenured Hurricane and the unques-      “Being a lefty on the right side, it is such an advantage for her to be able to
    tioned leader of this year’s squad. Last season, she ranked fourth in the ACC   find those areas of the court.”




       SENIOR CIARA MICHEL WILL LEAD MIAMI’S CORPS OF                                  REDSHIRT JUNIOR ASHLEY WOODS WILL BE MIAMI’S
       MIDDLE BLOCKERS IN 2007.                                                        GO-TO HITTER IN 2007.



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The left side rotation remains up for grabs heading into fall practice with           Schedule
freshmen Christine Williamson and Maria Andersson joining sophomores                  Miami's 2007 slate will feature three early season tournaments, including two
Genny Mayhew and Lici McGee. Mayhew brings the most experience of the                 at home, and an Atlantic Coast Conference schedule that will have Miami play
group, having played in 73 games last year, while McGee brings great athleti-         every team in the conference both at home and away.
cism and upside into the position, with a strong ability to hit over blocks.
Andersson, who gained valuable experience playing internationally in Sweden,          The Hurricanes open the season at home where they will host the Green and
brings more finesse to the position, and Williamson offers versatility having         Orange Challenge, August 24-25. Miami welcomes 2006 Colonial Athletic
spent time at every front row position during her prep career.                        Association Champions Hofstra University, Atlantic Sun Championship run-
                                                                                      ner-up Jacksonville University, and Butler University to the Knight Sports
Liberos                                                                               Complex.
Both Bruin and sophomore Cassie Loessberg will spend time at the libero spot
in 2007. Loessberg has the ability to make plays all over the court with her ath-     The next weekend, Miami travels to Milwaukee to play in the Marquette Kick-
leticism, while Bruin offers phenomenal passing ability with a disciplined pass-      Off Tournament at the Al McGuire Center, where they will face tournament-
ing form. The coaching staff plans on keeping both players on the court at            host Marquette on the opening night, Aug. 31. The following day, the
once, with one at libero and the other in as a defensive specialist.                  Hurricanes will match-up against the University of Texas-Arlington in the
                                                                                      morning, and then take on Oakland University that afternoon.
Defensive Specialists
Freshman Tatiana Alvarez, a Miami native, and sophomore Griffin Udelson               UM will compete in another full weekend of volleyball, Sept. 7-8, when it hosts
will join Loessberg and Bruin defensively, adding depth and solidifying the           the Seventh Annual Hurricane Invitational in Coral Gables. The Hurricanes
Hurricane defense.                                                                    will welcome Loyola University-Chicago, whom they face the opening night,
                                                                                      Brown University and the University of Delaware.
Setters                                                                               “It’s certainly an advantage for us to play at home for two of the three tour-
With the loss of four-year starter and UM record-holder Jill Robinson, the
                                                                                      naments, especially with a young team,” said Lantagne Welch. “It minimizes
Hurricanes will likely turn to two players to fill the void at the setter position.
                                                                                      our travel, we’ll miss less class time and we’ll be able to sleep in our own beds.
Junior Bridget Bomhack and freshman Katie Gallagher are both capable of
                                                                                      I think that is something we will definitely take advantage of, not to mention
running the offense and give the coaching staff two solid options heading into
                                                                                      being on our home court in front of our home fans.”
the 2007 season.
                                                                                      Miami will start Atlantic Coast Conference action with a trip to Tallahasee to
Bomhack has more experience in the system, after running the offense in the
                                                                                      take on in-state rival Florida State on Sept. 14. This season marks the second
spring and having played the past two years behind Robinson. Gallagher
                                                                                      consecutive year that Miami will open conference action against the
brings a excellent skill-set with a lot of experience on winning teams in her
                                                                                      Seminoles.
prep career.
                                                                                      “Our matches with FSU are always high level and very tightly contested. We
                                                                                      tend to bring the best out of each other. I suspect that will be much of the
                                                                                      same this season.”

                                                                                      Miami will remain on the road for two more games, at Virginia Tech and at
                                                                                      Virginia, before returning home for a four-match homestand. The Hurricanes
                                                                                      will welcome Wake Forest, Duke, Clemson and Georgia Tech in a 10-day span
                                                                                      from Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 before hitting the road again for four more matches.

                                                                                      “The ACC is such a competitive conference,” said Lantagne Welch. “It is a
                                                                                      very exciting and fun conference to be a part of because there is very little dif-
                                                                                      ference from top to bottom. Every night you have to bring your best game and
                                                                                      if you don’t, you are going home a loser.”

                                                                                      Trips to Boston College, Maryland, N.C. State and North Carolina in the mid-
                                                                                      dle of October will start the second-half of the Hurricanes’ season before a
                                                                                      three-match week at home against FSU, Virginia and Virginia Tech closes out
                                                                                      October.

                                                                                      Miami will then travel to reigning ACC Champion Duke on Nov. 2 before a
                                                                                      short trip to Wake Forest a day later. After two games at home against
                                                                                      Maryland and Boston College Nov. 9 and 11, the Hurricanes play at Clemson
                                                                                      and Georgia Tech before closing out the season at home Nov. 21 and 23
                                                                                      against UNC and N.C. State respectively.




   HEAD COACH NICOLE LANTAGNE WELCH RECORDED HER
   100TH CAREER VICTORY IN THE 2006 SEASON-OPENER



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                                     Head Coach
                                     Nicole Lantagne Welch
                                     Maryland (1994)
                                     Seventh Season
        Nicole Lantagne Welch enters her seventh season at the helm of the                the BIG EAST Preseason Player of the Year and, along with junior setter
    University of Miami women's volleyball program. Under her guidance since              Mallorey James, was selected to the preseason All-BIG EAST First Team.
    2001, the team has posted winning records in five of the last six seasons,            Tipiana would go on to receive All-BIG EAST Second Team honors with
    including a second-place finish in the team’s first year in ACC play in 2004.         teammate Leyre Santaella Sante.
        In the 2006 season-opener, Lantagne Welch recorded her 100th career win               In 2002, the Miami volleyball program's second year of competitive play,
    with a 3-2 victory over Alabama. UM went on to finish 12-19 overall and 9-13          Lantagne Welch led the Hurricanes to their first-ever Sweet 16 appearance in
    in ACC play last season, pushing Lantagne Welch’s career record to 111-64             the NCAA Tournament after a second-round upset over Wisconsin, a 27-6
    overall in six seasons as a head coach, all at Miami.                                 record and a final ranking in the top 25.
        Her career at UM is highlighted by two consecutive seasons with at least              The Hurricanes were competitive against some of the top programs in the
    20 wins (2003, 2004) and a trip to the Sweet 16 in the Hurricanes' first-ever         nation in 2002, recording wins over five of the six NCAA Tournament-quali-
    appearance at the NCAA Tournament in 2002. In her six seasons at the helm,            fying teams they faced.
    the Hurricanes have averaged 18.5 wins per season.                                        Lantagne Welch also coached the 2002 BIG EAST Player of the Year
                                                                                          Valeria Tipiana as well as the BIG EAST Setter of the Year Mallorey James.
    Proven Record                                                                         Both James and Tipiana, as well as Marcela Gamarra, earned spots on the
        Several school records were broken during the 2006 season, including All-         AVCA All-Northeast Regional Team, while Lantagne Welch was selected as
    ACC Second Team performer Ciara Michel’s 39 block solos and 168 total                 the AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year.
    blocks. In addition to Michel’s top single-season marks, setter Jill Robinson             Among the Hurricanes' other highlights that season was a home victory
    added to her career assist mark, pushing her own record to 4,937 assists from         over a Notre Dame team that hadn't lost to a conference opponent in 43
    2003-06.                                                                              matches and a 26-match win streak that began in the 2001 season. UM also
        Francheska Savage led the 2006 squad with 415 kills in her senior season          claimed a dramatic five-game victory over Virginia Tech in the BIG EAST
    while fellow senior Ann Gallo finished with a team-best 338 digs. In addition         Conference semifinal.
    to her record-breaking blocks, Michel also led the team with a .299 hitting per-
    centage while ranking second on the club with 336 kills.                              Pioneering the First Season
        In addition to their accomplishments on the court, Michel, Robinson and               On Feb. 28, 2000, University of Miami Athletic Director Paul Dee pro-
    Michelle Bruin were all named to the All-ACC Academic team while Bruin                claimed the return of women's volleyball as the Hurricanes newest fully fund-
    was also named to ESPN The Magazine’s Academic All-District III Third                 ed varsity sport at UM. On Sept. 12, 2000, Dee took the next major step in
    Team.                                                                                 the evolution of the program by announcing the hiring of Lantagne Welch as
        After graduating five seniors, including four starters from the 2004 season,      head coach of the Hurricanes.
    the Hurricanes relied heavily on underclassmen in 2005. Miami finished with
    a 16-14 overall record and an 11-11 mark in ACC play for a sixth-place finish.
        The Hurricanes swept perennial power Georgia Tech, and posted a stun-
    ning five-game victory over eventual conference champion North Carolina.
        Lantagne Welch saw Karla Johnson become Miami's most prolific outside
    hitter, setting the career kills mark (1,484) and the records for kills in a season
    (616) and kills in a match (31). Johnson was named to the All-ACC First Team.
        Johnson and Francheska Savage, were named AVCA Honorable Mention
    All-Americans and AVCA All-East Region selections. Savage was also named
    to the All-ACC Second Team.
        In 2005, Lantagne Welch saw many of her players permanently etch their
    names into UM's record books. Valeria Tipiana was honored as an All-ACC
    and AVCA All-East Region First Team selection after becoming the first
    Miami player to register over 1,000 career kills. For accomplishing such a feat,
    as well as averaging 4.44 kills per game, Tipiana became Miami's first-ever
    AVCA Honorable Mention All-American.
        In 2004, Lantagne Welch added another chapter to her legacy at Miami
    when she led her most experienced team to date to a 17-9 record. Under her
    guidance, the Hurricanes finished second in the ACC with an 11-5 mark in
    only their first season in the league.
        Some of the highlights of the 2004 campaign include piecing together a
    season-high five-match winning streak, defeating conference rivals Florida
    State and North Carolina twice to complete season sweeps and winning their
    final four regular season matches to claim the No. 2 seed at the ACC
    Tournament.
         In addition, the 2004 team set nine team and eight individual season
    records.
        In 2003, the Hurricanes posted an overall record of 22-9 with a third-place
    finish in BIG EAST play behind a conference mark of 9-3 while making their
    second consecutive BIG EAST Tournament appearance.
        Entering the 2003 season, junior outside hitter Valeria Tipiana was named


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A Winning History
    A native of Encinitas, Calif., Lantagne Welch grew up in a family where
volleyball had been a major part of their livelihood. Her parents, Joe and           The Lantagne Welch File
JoAnn, owned and operated a highly regarded volleyball scouting service that
evaluated high school players, covering the regions of California, Nevada and        Born . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 3, 1972
Arizona. Lantagne Welch's sister, Jenelle Duvall, was an All-American at the         Hometown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Encinitas, California
University of Pittsburgh and served as an assistant coach at Northern Arizona        Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maryland (1994)
and Northern Illinois. She also served as head coach at Metro State College of       Season at UM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seventh
Denver.                                                                              Record at UM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111-64
    Lantagne Welch played at the University of Maryland from 1990-1993. As           Overall Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .111-64
a four-year starting setter, she guided the Terrapins to their first-ever Atlantic
Coast Conference Championship and an automatic berth to the NCAA                     Coaching Experience
Tournament in 1990. As a top collegiate setter, Lantagne Welch garnered first-       2000-Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach, University of Miami
team All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors in 1992 and 1993, and earned sec-                                                                              (Coral Gables, Fla.)
ond-team honors in 1991. She was also named AVCA National Player of the              1997-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Asst. Coach, Texas A&M
Week (Oct. 12, 1993) following an upset victory over Florida State.                                                                                 (College Station, Texas)
    As team captain her final two seasons, Lantagne Welch finished her out-          1995-96 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Graduate Assistant Coach, Ohio University
standing collegiate career as Maryland's all-time assists, digs and matches                                                                               (Coral Gables, Fla.)
played leader. Throughout her career at Maryland, Lantagne Welch accumu-             1996 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Head Coach, Athens Volleyball Program
lated various academic honors including ACC Honor Roll and district aca-                                                                                     (Athens, Ohio)
demic All-America as a senior. She graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of              1994-95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Volunteer Assistant, University of Maryland
Science degree in business marketing. For her accomplishments as a student-                                                                              (College Park, Md.)
athlete, Lantagne Welch was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference 50th
Anniversary Volleyball Team along with five other Terrapins from teams of the        Playing Experience
1990s.                                                                               1990-93 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setter, University of Maryland
    Lantagne Welch began her coaching career in 1994 as an assistant coach                                                                              (College Park, Md.)
on the Maryland staff before becoming a graduate assistant coach at Ohio
University in 1995. At Ohio, she developed training sessions for setters and         Coaching Highlights
assisted in the scouting of opponents and in the development of game plans.             Recorded her 100th-career win in the 2006 season-opener, defeat-
    Lantagne Welch arrived at Miami after serving as an assistant coach at              ing Alabama, 3-2, on Aug. 25, 2006
Texas A&M. During her three seasons there, the Aggies finished ranked in the            Picked up her first win Sept. 1, 2001. with a 3-0 victory over
top 20 and qualified for the NCAA Tournament each season (1997-99). In                  Coastal Carolina
1999, Texas A&M advanced to the elite eight of the NCAA Tournament, com-                Recorded her 50th win Sept. 11, 2003. with a 3-0 win over George
piling a 28-6 record and a No. 9 final ranking.                                         Mason
    Under Lantagne Welch's training, Aggie setter Jenna Moscovic was named              Led the Hurricanes to the NCAA Central Regional Semifinals in
the 1999 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year and named to the All-                   2002
American Freshman Team by Volleyball Magazine. As a sophomore, Moscovic                 AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year (2002)
was selected to the 2000 All-Big 12 Team and All-District 5 Team. Lantagne              Led Miami to a second-place finish in the ACC standings in the
Welch also played a major role in bringing the Aggies two consecutive Top 10            Canes’ first season in the conference
recruiting classes. The 1999 recruiting class was ranked in the Top 10 by
Student Sports Magazine and the 1998 recruiting class was ranked sixth in the        Player Highlights Under Lantagne Welch
nation by Volleyball Magazine.                                                           Valeria Tipiana named the BIG EAST Player of the Year (2002)
    In 2002, she married Wesley Paul Welch of Denver City, Texas, in her                 Mallorey James named BIG EAST Setter of the Year (2002)
hometown of Encinitas, Calif. On Dec. 7th, 2004, the couple celebrated the               Valeria Tipiana and Mallorey James selected to the All-BIG EAST
birth of their daughter, Riley Jaye and on April 8, 2007, son Ayden Fletcher             First Team (2002)
was born. Lantagne Welch and her family reside in Miami.                                 Valeria Tipiana, Mallorey James and Marcela Gamarra named to
                                                                                         the AVCA All-Northeast Region Team (2002)
                                                                                         Valeria Tipiana named BIG EAST Preseason Player of the
                                                                                         Year (2003)
                                                                                         Mallorey James and Valeria Tipiana named to the preseason All-
                                                                                         BIG EAST First Team (2003)
                                                                                         Valeria Tipiana and Leyre Santaella Sante selected to the All-
                                                                                         BIG EAST Second Team (2003)
                                                                                         Valeria Tipiana named to the Preseason All-ACC Team (2004)
                                                                                         Valeria Tipiana named to the First Team All-ACC Team (2004)
                                                                                         Valeria Tipiana named to the AVCA All-East Region Team (2004)
                                                                                         Valeria Tipiana named AVCA Honorable Mention
                                                                                         All-American (2004)
                                                                                         Karla Johnson named to the Preseason All-ACC Team (2005)
                                                                                         Karla Johnson named All-ACC First Team (2005) and Francheska
                                                                                         Savage named All-ACC Second Team (2005)
                                                                                         Karla Johnson and Francheska Savage named to the AVCA All-
                                                                                         East Region Team (2005)
                                                                                         Karla Johnson and Francheska Savage named AVCA Honorable
                                                                                         Mention All-American (2005)
                                                                                         Jill Robinson and Francheska Savage named to Preseason All-ACC
                                                                                         Team (2006)
                                                                                         Ciara Michel named to All-ACC Second Team (2006)
                                                                                         Ciara Michel named to Preseason All-ACC Team (2007)

   NICOLE LANTAGNE WELCH WITH HUSBAND WESLEY
   AND CHILDREN AYDEN AND RILEY.



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                                     Assistant Coach
                                     Matthew Botsford
                                     Tri-State University (1998)
                                     Fourth Season
        Matthew Botsford enters his fourth season as an assistant coach with the
    Miami volleyball program. His primary coaching responsibilities include work-
    ing with the outside hitters and middle blockers, as well as coordinating off-       The Botsford File
    campus recruiting and scouting.
        “Matt brings great energy into our program,” said head coach Nicole              Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tri-State (1998)
    Lantagne Welch. “He is passionate about volleyball and will put in whatever          Season at UM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4th
    time and effort to make us be the best. On the court, he is the primary coach
    for our outside hitters.”                                                            Coaching Experience
        “Off the court, Matt is key in all of our recruiting efforts.”                   2004-Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach, University of Miami
        Botsford came to Miami from IUPUI where he spent three seasons as an                                                                                 (Coral Gables, Fla.)
    assistant coach with the Jaguars. As part of the IUPUI coaching staff, Botsford      2007 . . . . . . .Assistant Coach, USA Volleyball Girls Select A1 Team
    helped lead a number of players to success on the court, including two-time          2001-2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach, IUPUI
    Mid-Continent Conference Player of the Year Rebekah Pallikan.                                                                                            (Indianapolis, Ind.)
        Prior his three-year tenure with IUPUI, Botsford served as the head coach        1999-2000 . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach, University of Indianapolis
    for both the men’s and women’s teams at his alma mater Tri-State University                                                                              (Indianapolis, Ind.)
    in 1998-99 before moving on to the University of Indianapolis where he was           1998-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Coach, Tri-State University
    an assistant coach during the 1999-2000 season. He has also spent time as a                                                                                   (Angola, Ind.)
    coach with Circle City Volleyball Club and Prairie Heights High School.              1998-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Circle City Volleyball Club
        Botsford’s coaching ability is a direct reflection on his success as a player.   1998-1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Prairie Heights High School
    In the spring of 2004 he played professionally in Sweden with the Vingaker
    Volleyball Club. As one of the team’s most dominant players, leading the team
    in blocking and hitting percentage throughout the playoffs, Botsford helped
    guide Vingaker to the finals of the Swedish Elite Series, qualifying for the
    European CEV Cup for the first time in the team’s 30-year history.
        He spent three years on the Midwest Professional Volleyball Association
    (MPVA) beach volleyball tour. In 2001, Botsford was named to the MPVA
    “Dream Team” consisting of the top six players on the tour. He also spent time
    on the Extreme Volleyball Professionals (EVP) Amstel Light Tour and was
    named the EVP Rookie of the Year in 2000. In 2002, he won a bronze medal
    at at the USAV Open Championships in Dallas, Texas, and was named all-
    tournament at the event while competing for the Surf City Volleyball Club.
        In July, Botsford served on the coaching staff of the USA Volleyball Girls
    Select A1 Team for the 2007 USA Volleyball High Performance
    Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
        Botsford graduated from Tri-State University in 1998 with a degree in
    social studies education. As a player at Tri-State, he led the school to its first
    NAIA/MIVA Championship in 1998 and was an all-conference and academ-
    ic all-conference selection all four years, while finishing his career as the
    school’s all-time leader in kills, blocks and digs. He received his master’s in
    business administration from the University of Indianapolis in 2004.




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                                Assistant Coach
                                Yasmin Ortiz
                                Sacred Heart–P.R. (2003)
                                Second Season
    Yasmin Ortiz begins her second season as an assistant coach with the
Miami volleyball program. In addition to coaching, Yasmin handles day-to-day
administrative duties, travel coordination and recruiting responsibilities.        The Ortiz File
    “We are fortunate to have such a high-caliber staff for our program,” head
coach Nicole Lantagne Welch said. “Yasmin has great passion for the game as        Alma Mater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sacred Heart-Puerto Rico (2003)
she’s been around it much of her life. She has a stellar playing background that   Season at UM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2nd
adds to her expertise.
    “For the program, she also does a lot of the behind the scenes work for us     Coaching Experience
to make sure things go smoothly. Yasmin has a great work ethic and wants           2006-Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach, University of Miami
nothing more than to help Miami Volleyball reach new heights.”                                                                                (Coral Gables, Fla.)
    Ortiz’s coaching career began as an assistant coach for the 15 Red North       2004-2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . .Assistant Coach, Dallas Baptist University
Dallas Juniors. In 2005, Ortiz became the assistant coach for the TAV 18-3                                                                         (Dallas, Texas)
Advantage team. After taking over head coaching duties midseason, Ortiz led        2005-2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Coach, TAV 17-2 Molten team
her team to Top 10 finish at the SoCal and Lonestar Tournaments.                                                                                   (Dallas, Texas)
    While assisting at Dallas Baptist University, Ortiz also served as the head    2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Head Coach, TAV 18-3 Advantage team
coach of the TAV 17-2 Molten team. They took first place at the President’s                                                                        (Dallas, Texas)
Classic in Omaha, Neb. and the Northeast Qualifier (NEQ) in Baltimore,
Md., which qualified the team for the 2006 National Junior Olympics.
    Ortiz was also selected as a coach for the USA High Performance Program
over the summer.
    In addition to Ortiz’s coaching background, she also had a decorated play-
ing career. Ortiz began playing volleyball in 1986 in her native Puerto Rico.
After moving to Florida, she played volleyball at Taravella High School and led
the team to its first state championship in 1990.
    In 1992, Ortiz returned to Puerto Rico where she played four seasons at
the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan. In 1996, after three consecu-
tive runner-up finishes, Ortiz was part of Sacred Heart’s first Intercollegiate
Athletic League (LAI) Championship.
    From 1992 until 1997, Ortiz played for the Women’s Professional
Volleyball League in Puerto Rico. In 1995, while playing as a middle blocker
with the Volleygirls of Guayanilla, Ortiz was selected as a Top 10 Leader in
Blocks and Top 10 Leader in Service Aces. Ortiz was also selected to Puerto
Rico’s National Team in 1995, participating in the Pan American Games in
Argentina.
    Ortiz also competed in beach volleyball for three years while participating
in the professional league and with the National Team.
    She graduated from Sacred Heart in 2003 with a degree in biology and is
currently in graduate school working towards a master’s in education.




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     #2 Michelle Bruin
     SR         Libero/DS                    5-11             Chapel Hill, N.C.                                 Chapel Hill HS
                                         The Hurricanes’ best passer with strong
                                     ball control skills…a veteran player expected
                                     to have an outstanding senior season.                   Bruin’s Favorites
                                                                                             Favorite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Fresh Prince
                                                                                             Nobody Can Believe I Watch: NBA, all day long
                                     2006 (Junior)                                           Favorite Movies: Love and Basketball, The Little Mermaid
                                         Appeared in all of Miami’s 31 matches and           Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
                                     played in a career-high 115 games…registered            Favorite Magazine: ESPN The Magazine
                                     10+ digs in six matches…averaged 1.90 digs per          Favorite Meals: Sushi, Pizza & Fruit
                                     game…recorded a career-high 219 total                   Favorite Place In Miami: The beach
                                     digs…posted two aces in three matches…                  Favorite Thing At UM: Knight Sports Complex
                                     named to the ACC All-Academic Team and to               Most Prized Possession:Obviously my teammates!
                                     the ESPN the Magazine All-District Team for             Biggest Influence On My Life: Parents and my high school volley-
                                     the second-straight year andnamed to the                   ball coach
                                     Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.                         Advice To Youngsters: “Do what you want and say what you will
                                                                                                because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter
     2005 (Sophomore)                                                                           don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss
         Played in 111 games while appearing in all 30 of Miami’s matches…record-            I Chose My Jersey Number Because: I’ve been wearing it since my
     ed 204 total digs for a 1.84 digs per game average…tallied a career-high 19 digs           freshman year in high school and it is my lucky number
     against Georgia Tech…recorded a career-best seven kills against Xavier at the           To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to music, dance with the team
     Hurricane Invitational…posted a career-best three service aces against Wake                and pray
     Forest…named to the ACC All-Academic Team, the ESPN the Magazine
     Academic All-District 3 Second Team andto the Athletic Director’s Honor
     Roll.

     2004 (Freshman)
          Appeared in 11 games in seven matches as a true freshman…made her col-
     legiate debut against Washington State, recording a season-high four kills and
     posting her only block assist of the season…registered a season-high four digs
     at Clemson…named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.

     High School (Chapel Hill)
          Named to the Prepvolleyball.com All-America First Team during her sen-
     ior season…led Chapel Hill High School to the North Carolina state title with
     an overall record of 31-2 and was named the state championship MVP, in
     2003…was an all-conference selection all four years of high school and the con-
     ference Player of the Year as a senior…a two-time all-conference selection in
     basketball.

     Club (Triangle)
         Competed in the junior nationals in 2004, in addition to the Las Vegas         Bruin’s Career Statistics
     Invitational, Tampa Bay Qualifier and Crossroads Qualifier…in 2003, com-           Yr.     GP    MP   K    K/G    E    TA    Pct     A    A/G    SA   SA/G   DIG D/G    BS   BA   TB   B/G
     peted at the junior nationals and Baltimore National Qualifier.                    2004    11    8    11   1.00   14   42    -.071   0    0.00   0    0.00   8   0.73   0    1    1    0.09
                                                                                        2005    111   30   22   0.20   28   101   -.059   27   0.24   10   0.09   204 1.84   0    0    0    0.00
     Personal                                                                           2006    115   31   4    0.03   13   36    -.250   51   0.44   13   0.11   219 1.90   0    0    0    0.00
        Earned a degree in sport administration in May and is currently working         Total   237   69   37   0.16   55   179   -.101   78   0.33   23   0.10   431 1.82   0    1    1    0.00
     on a second degree in arts and sciences.
                                                                                        Bruin’s Career Match Highs
                                                                                        Attack Percent       .136 (7-4-22)               vs. Xavier                               9/10/05
                                                                                        Kills                7                           vs. Xavier                               9/10/05
                                                                                        Attempts             22                          vs. Xavier                               9/10/05
                                                                                        Assists              6                           vs. NC State                             10/6/06
                                                                                        Digs                 19                          vs. Georgia Tech                         10/2/05
                                                                                        Aces                 3                           vs. Wake Forest                         11/23/05
                                                                                        Total Blocks         1 (0 BS–1 BA)               vs. Washington St.                       9/11/04
                                                                                        * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed

                                                                                        Lantagne Welch on Bruin
                                                                                        “MICHELLE IS AN ANCHOR IN OUR BACK COURT AND CAN
                                                                                        ALWAYS BE COUNTED ON TO PUT UP A GREAT PASS. HER
                                                                                        DEFENSE IMPROVED TO A NEW LEVEL THIS SPRING.
                                                                                        MICHELLE’S EXPERIENCE SHOULD ALLOW HER TO ALWAYS
                                                                                        PLAY CONFIDENT AND JUST LET HER SKILL AND DISCIPLINE
                                                                                        TAKE OVER.”


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#5 Ciara Michel
RS-SR              Middle Blocker                          6-5           Miami, Fla.                            Palmer Trinity HS
                                    Team Captain...coming off her best season               Club (Boomers 17’s)
                                as a Hurricane…is an intimidating blocker and                    OVA Invitational Champions, Florida Regional Runners-Up, the
                                effective hitter...named to the 2007 Preseason              Power League Champions and the Florida Fest Champions…Also par-
                                All-ACC Team.                                               ticipated in Florida High Performance 17’s team and South Florida
                                                                                            Volleyball Club 16’s while 14 years old and 17’s while 15. (South
                                                                                            Florida Volleyball Club): 2000 AAU Champions...the Peachtree
                                2006 (RS-Junior)                                            Classic Champions (2000)...Early Bird Extravaganza Runner-Up
                                  Named to the 2006 All-ACC Second                          (2001) …won AAU and Peachtree Championships (2000) and placed
                              Team…played in all of Miami’s 119 games…led                   second in Early Bird Extravaganza (2001) with South Florida
                              the team with a career-high 168 total                         Volleyball Club.
                              blocks…ended the season ranked fourth in the
                              ACC in blocks, averaging 1.41 per
                              game…recorded at least eight blocks in six                    Personal
                              matches…led the team in blocks in 18 match-                      Majoring in psychology.
es…tied her single-match Miami record for total blocks with 12 against Florida
A&M… tied the Miami three-game match record for blocks with nine against
Maryland…led the team with a career-high .299 season hitting percentage,                    Michel’s Favorites
placing her ninth in the ACC…had a career- high 22-kill match at                            Favorite TV Show: Scrubs
Clemson…recorded 14+ kills in eight matches…also led the team in kills in                   Nobody Can Believe I Watch: HGTV
eight matches…averaged 2.82 kills per game for the season…added a career-                   Favorite Movie: The Notebook
high three aces against Florida A&M…garnered All-ACC Academic Team                          Favorite Comedian: Dane Cook
honors…named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.                                         Favorite Meal: Stone Crabs
                                                                                            Favorite Place In Miami: My bed
2005 (RS-Sophomore)                                                                         Favorite Thing At UM: Soft serve ice cream in the caf
    Appeared in 28 matches and played in 107 games…set a Miami record for                   Most Prized Possession: My panda stuffed animal
solo blocks in a season (27)…tallied a career-best 209 kills for 1.95 kills per             Biggest Influence On My Life: My cats
game…set a Miami match record with 12 total blocks against Florida                          Advice To Youngsters: Drink milk
State…fifth in the ACC with a team-high 133 total blocks (27 BS–106 BA) for                 I Chose My Jersey Number Because: It’s super sweet
1.24 blocks per game…led the team in total blocks 13 times during the sea-                  To Get Ready For Matches I: Meditate
son…turned in seven double-digit kill performances…set a Miami match
record with five solo blocks against Clemson…turned in six eight-plus block
performances…recorded a career-best 18 kills against Georgia Tech, while also
adding eight total blocks…went 8-of-9 while committing only one error for a
.778 hitting percentage in Miami’s season finale against Duke...named to the
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

2004 (RS-Freshman)
    Became a dominant force in the middle for the Hurricanes after redshirt-
ing her freshman season…appeared in 91 games…was the team leader in solo
blocks (23), block assists (109), total blocks (132) and blocks per game
                                                                                    Michel’s Career Statistics
                                                                                    Yr.      GP    MP   K     K/G    E     TA Pct      A    A/G    SA   SA/G   DIG   D/G    BS   BA    TB    B/G
(1.45)…her 1.45 blocks per game placed her third in the Atlantic Coast
                                                                                    2004     91    25   136   1.49   61    309 .243    0    0.03   0    0.00   11    0.12   23   109   132   1.45
Conference and 35th in the nation…set a new UM match record with 11 block
assists against Virginia Tech, also matching their record for total blocks in a     2005     107   28   209   1.95   99    442 .249    5    0.05   0    0.00   11    0.10   27   106   133   1.24
match…after only one season, is the all-time blocks per game leader                 2006     119   31   336   2.82   124   710 .299    8    0.07   7    0.06   17    0.14   39   129   168   1.41
(1.45)…registered 139 kills during the season for a 1.49 kills per game aver-       Total    317   84   681   2.15   284   1461 .272   16   0.05   7    0.02   39    0.12   89   344   433   1.37
age…registered double-digit kill efforts against SMU (11), Duke (10) and
Virginia (10)…recorded a .714 attacking percentage after tallying a season-high     Michel’s Career Match Highs
11 kills on 14 attempts while committing no errors against SMU…her .714             Attack Percent       .714 (11-1-14)              at SMU                                   9/17/04
attacking percentage against SMU placed her second on the all-time individ-         Kills                22                          vs. Clemson                              9/29/06
ual match records list…posted a season-high four digs against                       Attempts             38**                        vs. Clemson                              11/5/06
Cincinnati…went five-of-eight for a .625 attacking percentage with seven total      Assists              1**************             vs. Clemson                              11/5/06
blocks (1 BS–6 BA) against Virginia…had a season-high four solo blocks at           Digs                 4**                         vs. Wake Forest                         11/22/06
North Carolina, also adding four block assists for eight total blocks and record-   Aces                 3                           vs. Florida State                        9/19/06
ed eight kills...was honored as the team’s Most Improved Player…named to the        Total Blocks         12 (2 BS - 10 BA)           vs. Florida A&M                          9/15/06
2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll.                                                    * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed

2003 (Redshirt)                                                                     Lantagne Welch on Michel
    Granted a redshirt during her freshman year.
                                                                                    “CIARA HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE FIRST DAY SHE
                                                                                    ARRIVED IN CORAL GABLES. SHE NOW HAS THE ABILITY TO BE
High School (Palmer Trinity)                                                        ONE OF THE MOST DOMINATING MIDDLE BLOCKERS IN THE
    Honors include selection for the SFISAA All Conference Team (2001/02),          CONFERENCE. TEAMS KEYED IN ON HER LAST YEAR, AND SHE
the Westminster Christian School All-Tournament Team (2001), Palmer                 ONLY TOOK THAT CHALLENGE TO RAISE HER GAME TO A NEW
Trinity School’s Most Valuable Player (2001) and Crusader Invitational All -        LEVEL.”
Tournament Team (2002).




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     #7 Bridget Bomhack
     JR        Setter              6-0          Waukesha, Wis.                           Catholic Memorial HS
                                         Ran the offense for the team all spring and
                                     will vie for starting setting position…has a       Bomhack’s Career Statistics
                                     strong court sense and can run a great offense.    Yr.     GP   MP   K    K/G    E   TA   Pct     A    A/G SA SA/G DIG    D/G    BS   BA   TB   B/G
                                                                                        2005    23   17   2    0.09   3   9    -.111   11   0.48 0 0.00 14     0.61   0    2    2    0.09
                                     2006 (Sophomore)                                   2006    42   22   10   0.24   3   21   .333    65   1.55 4 0.10 21     0.50   1    3    4    0.10
                                         Appeared in 22 matches, playing in 42          Total   65   39   12   0.18   6   30   .200    76   1.17 4 0.06 35     0.54   1    5    6    0.09
                                     games…posted a career-high 26 assists and two
                                     service aces against Jacksonville…finished the     Bomhack’s Career Match Highs
                                     season with 1.55 assists per game, placing her     Attack Percent       .667(2-2-3)                 at Boston College                       10/29/06
                                     second on the team…recorded four total             Kills                5                           vs. Jacksonville                         9/16/06
                                     blocks and 21 digs.                                Attempts             8                           vs. Jacksonville                         9/16/06
                                                                                        Assists              26                          vs. Jacksonville                         9/16/06
                                     2005 (Freshman)                                    Digs                 5                           vs. Virginia Tech                       10/16/05
         Played a reserve roll in 23 games during the season…appeared in 17 match-      Aces                 2                           vs. Jacksonville                         9/16/06
     es… recorded a season-high five assists against Sam Houston State…tallied a        Total Blocks         2 (2 BA)                    vs. Alabama A&M                          8/26/06
     season-high five digs against NC State…posted a block against Michigan State       * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed
     and NC State.
                                                                                        Lantagne Welch on Bomhack
     High School (Catholic Memorial)                                                    “BRIDGET TOOK ADVANTAGE OF GETTING EVERY SETTING REP
          School record holder at Catholic Memorial High School where she set the       THIS SPRING AND HER CONFIDENCE, TOUCH, CONSISTENCY
     career assists record with 2,987 assists…finished her career with 113 aces, 477    AND EXPERIENCE ALL GREW TREMENDOUSLY. SHE ADDS ONE
     kills and 188 blocks…as a senior, earned first team all-state, Milwaukee Journal   OF THE MOST FEARED SERVES ON THE TEAM TO HER GAME.”
     Sentinel All-Area First Team and Classic 8 Conference Player of the Year hon-
     ors…named a Prepvolleyball.com High School All-American as a senior…won
     the conference championship at Catholic Memorial in 2004…garnered
     Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Athlete of the Week and Preps Plus Athlete of the
     Week (WTMJ Channel 4) honors…named one of the Top 50 Recruits in the
     U. S. by Prepvolleyball.com in 2003…member of the National Honor Society
     and a student ambassador.

     Club (Milwaukee Sting)
         Competed in the Junior Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah where her team
     took third in the 15 Open in 2002 and she garnered all-tournament team hon-
     ors…placed second in the 16 Open at the Junior Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia
     in 2004.

     Personal
         Majoring in broadcasting and psychology…brother Pat played volleyball at
     Stanford and sister Marci played volleyball at Notre Dame and is now the head
     coach at Loyola University of Chicago.



         Bomhack’s Favorites
         Favorite TV Show: Oprah
         Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Top Chef
         Favorite Movie: Dirty Dancing
         Favorite Actor: Patrick Dempsey
         Favorite Magazine: US Weekly
         Favorite Meal: Dad’s grill-out and grandma’s cookies
         Favorite Place In Miami: Westin Diplomat
         Favorite Thing At UM: The swingy chairs by the lake
         Biggest Influence On My Life: My family
         Advice To Youngsters: Join a team, not a gang
         I Chose My Jersey Number Because: I wanted it
         To Get Ready For Matches I: Warm up




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#8 Angelica Ellis
JR        Middle Blocker                           6-0           Houston, Texas                                     Alief Taylor HS
                                     Specialty is her effectiveness to score off
                                one foot…a dynamic athlete expected to solid-
                                ify the middle attack.


                                2006 (Sophomore)
                                    Played in 25 matches and 63 games for the
                                Hurricanes…posted a season-high eight blocks
                                against Jacksonville…recorded 50 total blocks
                                for the season…averaged 1.32 kills per
                                game…had a season-high nine kills at Wake
                                Forest…finished the season with three aces
                                and 23 digs.

2005 (Freshman)
     Named the team’s Most Improved Player…played in 66 games…moved
into the starting lineup after opening the season on the bench…tallied 1.58
kills and 1.08 blocks per game…posted a team-best nine total blocks (1
BS/8BA) against Wake Forest…tied a Miami all-time match record with five
solo blocks against Virginia Tech.…tallied a season-best 12 kills against Florida
State…led the team in total blocks in six matches during the season.

High School (Alief Taylor HS)
     Named team captain as a senior…garnered first team all-district honors
and was named team Offensive MVP her junior and senior seasons…as a sen-
ior, was named to the Santa Fe and Sealy All-Tournament Teams…tallied 193
total blocks in 2004...earned all-district academic honors as a sophomore, jun-
ior and senior…named team Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and Most
Improved Player as a sophomore…was on the ”A” and “B” Honor Roll for five
semesters...graduated cum laude.

Club (Spike Sport)
    Named Most Improved Player of the Year in 2004…competed in the AAU
Nationals at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and in the Las Vegas Lone Star
and Tour of Texas tournaments.

Personal
    Majoring in sociology…likes to play classical piano and create websites in
her spare time…chose UM for its outstanding academics, diversity and repu-
tation as a place for elite athletes.


                                                                                    Ellis’ Career Statistics
    Ellis’ Favorites                                                                Yr.     GP    MP   K     K/G    E    TA    Pct    A   A/G    SA   SA/G DIG   D/G    BS   BA    TB    B/G
    Favorite TV Show: I Love New York                                               2005    66    23   104   1.58   47   246   .232   3   0.05    4   0.06 27    0.41   13   58    71    1.08
    Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Maury                                               2006    63    25   83    1.32   34   186   .263   1   0.02   3    0.05 23    0.37   6    44    50    0.79
    Favorite Movie: Dreamgirls
                                                                                    Total   129   48   187   1.45   81   432   .245   4   0.03   7    0.05 50    0.39   19   102   121   0.94
    Favorite Actress: Halle Berry
    Favorite Magazines: US Weekly and Life & Style
    Favorite Meal: Thanksgiving Dinner                                              Ellis’ Career Match Highs
    Favorite Place In Miami: My new apartment                                       Attack Percent       .667 (3-2-3)                vs. Eastern Michigan University            9/1/06
    Favorite Thing At UM: The student-athlete lounge                                Kills                12                          vs. Florida State                       11/15/05
    Most Prized Possession: My life                                                 Attempts             24                          at Clemson                               11/5/05
    Biggest Influence On My Life: My mother and father                              Assists              1**                         vs. Boston College                       9/22/06
    Advice To Youngsters: Don’t do drugs                                            Digs                 5                           at Virginia Tech                        11/11/05
    I Chose My Jersey Number Because: It looks pretty on my back                    Aces                 1****                       vs. Virginia                            11/11/06
    To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to crunk music                               Total Blocks         9 (1 BS–8 BA)               at Wake Forest                          10/22/05
                                                                                    * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed

                                                                                    Lantagne Welch on Ellis
                                                                                    “ANGELICA IS A NATURAL SCORER, ESPECIALLY BEHIND THE
                                                                                    SETTER. SHE HAS WORKED EXTREMELY HARD TO IMPROVE
                                                                                    HER BLOCKING. CONSISTENCY WILL BE THE KEY FOR HER TO
                                                                                    MAKE A HUGE IMPACT IN OUR SUCCESS.”



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     # 77 Ashley Woods
     RS-JR            Outside Hitter                        6-2           Round Rock, Texas                                                Stony Point HS
                                         Team captain...was a consistent force for
                                    the Hurricanes last season…hard worker who          Woods’ Career Statistics
                                    will be a pivotal scoring presence…has ability to   Yr.     GP    MP   K     K/G    E     TA    Pct    A    A/G    SA   SA/G   DIG   D/G    BS   BA    TB    B/G
                                    see the court and find the open shot with her       2005    77    27   104   1.35   46    289   .201   40   0.52   0    0.00   37    0.48   5    37    42    0.55
                                    court savvy.                                        2006    109   31   225   2.06   78    582   .253   41   .038   1    0.01   44    0.40   8    68    76    0.70
                                                                                        Total   186   58   329   1.77   124   871   .235   81   0.44   1    0.01   81    0.44   13   105   118   0.63

                                    2006 (Redshirt Sophomore)
                                       Appeared in all of Miami’s 31                    Woods’ Career Match Highs
                                   matches…recorded 10+ kills in 10                     Attack Percent       .583 (8-1-12)               vs. Georgia Tech                         10/2/05
                                   matches…averaged 2.06 kills per game...posted        Kills                13**                        at Clemson                               11/5/06
                                   a hitting percentage over .350 in eight match-       Attempts             36                          at Virginia Tech                        10/14/06
                                   es…tied a career high with 13 kills against          Assists              7                           vs. NC State                            11/20/05
                                   Clemson…finished the season with a .258 hit-         Digs                 9                           at Duke                                 10/21/05
     ting percentage…registered 76 total blocks…set a career high with nine total       Aces                 1                           at Maryland                             10/27/06
     blocks against Villanova…averaged .70 blocks per game…given the team’s 100         Total Blocks         9 (2BS - 7BA)               vs Villanova                               9/2/06
     Percent Award.                                                                     * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed


     2005 (Redshirt Freshman)                                                           Lantagne Welch on Woods
         Played in 77 games while appearing in 27 matches…recorded 1.3 kills per        “WOODS WILL SCORE FOR US BECAUSE SHE NOT ONLY CAN
     game and posted 0.55 blocks per game…recorded a .583 hitting percentage            SEE THE COURT WELL, SHE CAN PUT THE BALL DOWN ON ANY
     against Georgia Tech with eight kills on 12 attempts and only one                  POINT ON THE COURT. SHE’S PRIMED TO HAVE HER BLOCKING
     error…recorded a personal-best 13 kills at Florida State…led the team with five    NUMBERS REACH NEW HEIGHTS. SHE IS A HARDWORKING
     total blocks against NC State...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.       LEADER WHOSE ENERGY IS CONTAGIOUS AND IMPORTANT TO
                                                                                        OUR SUCCESS.”
     2004 (Redshirt)
        Granted a redshirt during her freshman year.

     High School (Stony Point)
         Rated one of the best 70 players overall in the nation in the 2004 recruit-
     ing class by Prepvolleyball.com…regarded as one of the best blockers in the
     state of Texas coming out of high school…a four-year letterwinner and starter
     at Stony Point, Woods was an all-district selection in her junior and senior
     years and earned honorable mention honors as a sophomore…named the
     team’s offensive MVP during her sophomore and junior seasons and served as
     the team co-captain as a junior and senior…a four-year letterwinner in basket-
     ball, Woods was named the team MVP during her senior season.

     Club (Austin Metro)
         Competed at the Lone Star Qualifier, Las Vegas Invitational and
     Baltimore National Qualifier in 2004…competed at the Junior Olympic
     National Championships along with the Lone Star National Qualifier,
     Hoosier Mideast Qualifier and Tampa Bay Qualifier in 2003.

     Personal
        Nicknamed “Woods”...majoring in sports administration.




         Woods’ Favorites
         Favorite TV Show: The Hills
         Nobody Can Believe I Watch: A Baby Story
         Favorite Movie: 300
         Favorite Actress: Nicholas Cage
         Favorite Magazines: Cosmo
         Favorite Meal: Vaca Frita from Las Culebrinas
         Favorite Place In Miami: My bed
         Favorite Thing At UM: The hammocks on campus during finals
         Most Prized Possession: My dog, Penny
         Biggest Influence On My Life: My grandmother
         Advice To Youngsters: Try a lot of things when you are young, find
            something you are passionate about and work hard at it
         To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to 50 Cent




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#11 Genny Mayhew
SO         Outside Hitter                        5-11            Clovis, Calif.                        Clovis HS
                                  Gained valuable collegiate experience in
                               her freshman campaign…has a strong all-
                               around game.


                               2006 (Freshman)
                                   Appeared in 27 of Miami’s 31 matches,
                              including 15 starts…played in 73 games…made
                              her collegiate debut with a 17-kill performance
                              in a win at Alabama…tallied a personal-best 18
                              kills against Villanova…averaged 1.53 kills per
                              game…posted a season-best 18 digs against
                              Florida A&M…registered 84 digs for an aver-
                              age of 1.15 digs per game…recorded four aces
against Virginia Tech…had 14 total blocks and 11 aces for the season.

High School (Clovis)
    Named the Fresno Bee's 2005 Player of the Year after leading Clovis to a
Central Section Championship...a Prepvolleyball.com Honorable Mention
All-American in 2005…the team captain her junior and senior seasons…
named both an all-city and all-conference selection in 2003, 2004 and
2005...selected as the High Performance Classic Best Attacker in 2003...in
2004, named a Fresno Bee All-Star, Clovis High Schools' Most Outstanding
Player and a Prepvolleyball.com Senior Ace.

Club (Redwave Extreme)
   Finished among the Top 10 in the 18 National Division at the 2006 Junior
Olympics.

Personal
   Major is undecided…has two younger brothers.



   Mayhew’s Favorites                                                           Mayhew’s Career Statistics
                                                                                Yr. GP MP K K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G
   Favorite TV Show: Law & Order                                                2006 73 27 112 1.53 73 382 .102 8 0.11 11 0.15 84 1.15 1 13 14 0.19
   Nobody Can Believe I Watch: HGTV                                             Total 73 27 112 1.53 73 382 .102 8 0.11 11 0.15 84 1.15 1 13 14 0.19
   Favorite Movie: Garden State
   Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
   Favorite Magazine: Cosmopolitan                                              Mayhew’s Career Match Highs
   Favorite Meal: Sushi                                                         Attack Percent       .271 (17-4-48)              at Alabama                               8/25/06
   Favorite Place In Miami: Key Biscayne                                        Kills                18                          vs. Villanova                              9/2/06
   Favorite Thing At UM: Starbucks                                              Attempts             48                          at Alabama                               8/25/06
   Biggest Influence On My Life: Parents                                        Assists              2**                         at Virginia Tech                        10/14/06
   Advice To Youngsters: If you can’t laugh at yourself, life is going to       Digs                 18                          vs. Florida A&M                          9/15/06
      seem a whole lot longer than you’d like                                   Aces                 4                           at Virginia Tech                        10/14/06
   I Chose My Jersey Number Because: I’ve had it since middle school            Total Blocks         3 (0BS-3BA)                 vs Villanova                               9/2/06
   To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to music                                  * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed


                                                                                Lantagne Welch on Mayhew
                                                                                “GENNY BRINGS A GREAT COMPLETE GAME TO THE COURT.
                                                                                SHE ALREADY ATTACKS WITH SUCH GREAT FORCE AND CON-
                                                                                TINUING TO ADVANCE HER FINESSE GAME WILL REALLY
                                                                                INCREASE HER ABILITY TO SCORE. SHE’S A STRONG PASSER
                                                                                AND DEFENDER WHICH ALLOWS HER TO CONTRIBUTE IN SO
                                                                                MANY WAYS.”




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     #32 Lici McGee
     SO          MB/OH                  6-3           Warr Acres, Okla.                                Putnam County Original HS
                                          Extremely gifted athletically, touches
                                      10’5”…has the ability to hit over blocks…will
                                      be looked to for termination of plays with her
                                      attacking and blocking.

                                      2006 (Freshman)
                                           Appeared in 13 matches and 30 games
                                      during her freshman season...averaged 1.13
                                      kills per game, with a season-high nine kills
                                      against Georgia Tech…registered 19 total
                                      blocks for the season…recorded a personal best
                                      of five blocks at Boston College…earned the
                                      team’s Most Improved Award.

     High School (Putnam County Original)
          Selected as one of the Top High School Players to Watch by the Daily
     Oklahoman in 2005…named the All-Tribune Player of the Year...McGee ranked
     among Top 100 senior recruits of the 2006 class by Prepvolleyball.com—the
     national on-line publication said, "At 6-3, long and lean, McGee oozes ath-
     leticism. She touches 10-4 easily and has the frame to add several more inches
     to that leap. Her arm is super fast and her lateral quickness second to none.
     She can play D-I ball at the highest levels if she has the mindset to be
     great."...an all-conference, all-district and all-city selection in 2005…named the
     team’s MVP as a senior…named to the Bethany Tribune First Pick Volleyball
     Team…chosen as the Gatorade Rookie of the Year in 2003...named to the all-
     conference second team and all-district runner-up...also selected the KOKH
     FOX-25 Star Athlete of the Week and Putnam City Original Most Valuable
     Player and to the All-Tribune Volleyball team.

     Club (Sooner Volleyball Club)
         2005 Regional Champs in Girl’s 18.

     Personal
         Majoring in sport administration…has three siblings.


                                                                                          McGee’s Career Statistics
         McGee’s Favorites                                                                Yr. GP MP K           K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G
         Favorite TV Show: Family Guy                                                     2006 30 13 34         1.13 26 99 .081 5 0.17 0 0.00 12 0.40 3 16 19 0.63
         Nobody Can Believe I Watch: The Biggest Loser                                    Total 30 13 34        1.13 26 99 .081 5 0.17 0 0.00 12 0.40 3 16 19 0.63
         Favorite Movie: Kings of Comedy
         Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
         Favorite Magazine: Cosmo                                                         McGee’s Career Match Highs
         Favorite Meal: Chicken chimi with rice and beans                                 Attack Percent       .533 (9-1-15)               vs. Georgia Tech                         11/2/06
         Favorite Place In Miami: My bed                                                  Kills                9                           vs. Georgia Tech                         11/2/06
         Favorite Thing At UM: Starbucks                                                  Attempts             17                          at Clemson                               11/5/06
         Most Prized Possession: My stuffed animal                                        Assists              2                           at Duke                                 11/24/06
         Biggest Influence On My Life: My niece, Ariana                                   Digs                 3**                         vs. Georgia Tech                         11/2/06
         Advice To Youngsters: Stay in school                                             Aces                 N/A
         I Chose My Jersey Number Because: I’ve had it since I have been                  Total Blocks         5 (0BS-5BA)                 at Boston College                       10/29/06
            playing                                                                       * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed
         To Get Ready For Matches I: Dance
                                                                                          Lantagne Welch on McGee
                                                                                          “LICI IMPROVED RAPIDLY THROUGHOUT THE SPRING. SHE CAN
                                                                                          BE A DOMINATING ATTACKER AND FEARED BLOCKER. HER
                                                                                          UPSIDE IS HUGE AND WILL BE REALIZED AS SHE CONTINUES
                                                                                          TO GAIN EXPERIENCE EVERY DAY IN THE GYM.”




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#36 Cassie Loessberg
SO          Libero/DS                   5-7          Rancho Cordova, Calif.                                           St. Francis HS
                                   Competitive player…brings quickness and
                               aggressiveness to the back court…great
                               defender.


                               2006 (Freshman)
                                    Played in 29 of Miami’s 31 matches, start-
                                ing 14 matches at libero…set a new Miami
                                record for most digs in a four-game match
                                and ranks second overall with a career-high
                                28 digs against Clemson…led the team in digs
                                in ten matches…recorded 15+ digs in eight
                                matches…tallied 318 digs for the season…led
                                Miami with 2.94 digs per game…posted a sea-
son-high 10 kills with a .364 hitting percentage against Virginia…served up
two aces in three matches…finished the season with 18 aces.

High School (St. Francis)
    High school squad was ranked 11th in the nation during the season and
went on to win the California State Championship...named one of the Top
100 players in the nation and one of the Top 23 back row players as a sen-
ior….named team captain as a senior…Archbishop Mitty Invitational and state
championship all-tournament selection...selected to the Sacramento All-Metro
First Team...as a junior, named to the Sacramento All-Metro Second Team.

Club (Team Force)
     Finished second at the 2004 Junior Olympics where she was named to the
all-tournament team...selected to the Mitty National Invitational All-
Tournament Team in 2005…club squad competed in the Reno Qualifier,
Northern Lights Qualifier and Cal Finals…at the 2006 Junior Olympics, fin-
ished among the Top 10 in the 18 American Division.

Personal
   Majoring in criminology.



                                                                                 Loessberg’s Career Statistics
    Loessberg’s Favorites                                                        Yr. GP MP K           K/G E TA Pct A A/G SA SA/G DIG D/G BS BA TB B/G
    Favorite TV Show: Reno 911                                                   2006 108 29 25        0.23 17 94 .085 44 0.41 18 0.17 318 2.94 0 5 5 0.05
    Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Planet Earth                                     Total 108 29 25       0.23 17 94 .085 44 0.41 18 0.17 318 2.94 0 5 5 0.05
    Favorite Movie: Super Troopers
    Favorite Meal: Sushi and Diet Coke
    Favorite Place In Miami: South Beach!                                        Loessberg’s Career Match Highs
    Favorite Thing At UM: The student-athlete lounge                             Attack Percent       .364 (10-2-22)              vs. Virginia                            11/11/06
    Most Prized Possession: Grandma’s Rosary                                     Kills                10                          vs. Virginia                            11/11/06
    Biggest Influence On My Life: Griff Joyce                                    Attempts             22                          vs. Virginia                            11/11/06
    I Chose My Jersey Number Because: It was my brother’s football               Assists              6                           vs. Georgia Tech                         11/2/06
       number                                                                    Digs                 28                          vs. Clemson                              11/5/06
    To Get Ready For Matches I: Get crunk with my team in the locker             Aces                 2***                        at Wake Forest                          11/22/06
       room!                                                                     Total Blocks         2 (0BS-2BA)**               at North Carolina                       11/17/06
    Favorite Quote: “I almost drowned myself in my peach juice.” -Ciara          * Indicates the number of times a player has recorded a statistic with the most recent listed
       Michel
                                                                                 Lantagne Welch on Loessberg
                                                                                 “CASSIE IS VERY GIFTED ATHLETICALLY. SHE WILL BE A KEY
                                                                                 COMPONENT TO OUR BACK COURT, SHOULDERING THE LOAD
                                                                                 OF PASSING AND DEFENSE. SHE IS WORKING TO ADD A LITTLE
                                                                                 MORE DISCIPLINE TO HER GAME. SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO
                                                                                 MAKE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE OUTCOME OF A MATCH WHEN
                                                                                 SHE PUTS IT ALL TOGETHER.”




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     #16                                                                                #4
     Griffin Udelson                                                                    Ariell Cooke
     SO, 5-7, Defensive Specialist                                                      FR, 6-0, Middle Blocker
     Attleboro, Mass.                                                                   Oakland, Calif.
     (Bishop Feehan High School)                                                        (Bishop O’Dowd High School)
     Club Team: Rhode Island Juniors                                                    Club Team: Golden Bear Volleyball Club
                                    High School (Bishop                                                                High School (Bishop
                                    Feehan High School)                                                                O’Dowd High School)
                                        Was a three-year varsity letterwinner, lead-                                       Was a four-year varsity letterwinner and
                                    ing Bishop Feehan to a 20-4 record and                                             three-time first-team all-league player…led her
                                    Eastern Athletic Conference championship as                                        team to four championships in the Hayward
                                    a team captain her senior season...led the EAC                                     Athletic Association League (HAAL)…has
                                    in assists and service aces, while ranking in the                                  been regarded as one of the top recruits in the
                                    top five in blocks and the top 10 in both digs                                     country since her freshman season…earned
                                    and kills...named an EAC All-Star by The Sun                                       such honors as Prepvolleyball.com’s Top 50
                                    Chronicle and to the Massachusetts Division II                                     high school freshmen of 2003 and top High
                                    All-State First Team by The Boston Globe after                                     School sophomores of 2004…was named a
                                    her senior campaign...also played on confer-                                       Top 50 recruit for the class of 2007 by
                                    ence championship teams her sophomore and                                          Prepvolleyball.com as she appeared on their
                                    junior seasons.                                                                    “senior aces” list this fall at No. 53.

     Club (Rhode Island Juniors)                                                        Club (Golden Bear Volleyball Club)
        Team competed in the Las Vegas Classic, Colorado Crossroads, Northeast             Was selected to the US A3 High Performance team in 2003 and 2004, and
     National qualifier and the Junior Olympic National Championships in                most recently a member of the 2005 Junior National A2 program.
     2006...squad finished 11th in the New England Region Power League in 2006.
                                                                                        Personal
     Personal                                                                              Plans to major in architecture...has one sibling.
        Majoring in biology...has one sibling.



        Udelson’s Favorites                                                                Cooke’s Favorites
        Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy                                                   Favorite TV Shows: Grey’s Anatomy, Heroes
        Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Iron Chef                                              Favorite Movies: Finding Nemo, Save The Last Dance
        Favorite Movie: Happy Feet                                                         Favorite Actor: Morgan Freeman
        Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts                                                    Favorite Magazines: Seventeen, Cosmo Girl
        Favorite Magazine: Cosmopolitan                                                    Favorite Meal: Pizza
        Favorite Meal: Maine lobster & crab                                                Favorite Place in Miami: South Beach
        Favorite Place In Miami: The beach                                                 Favorite Thing at UM: Paradise atmosphere/environment
        Favorite Thing At UM: The student-athlete lounge                                   Biggest Influence in My Life: Mom
        Most Prized Possession: My boat                                                    Advice to Youngsters: Believe in yourself and you will succeed
        Biggest Influence On My Life: My parents                                           Chose My Jersey Number Because: 4x4=16, my favorite number
        Advice To Youngsters: Never give up                                                To Get Ready For Matches I: Listening to my pump-up music
        To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to music




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#9                                                                              #17
Katie Gallagher                                                                 Christine Williamson
FR, 5-11, Setter                                                                FR, 5-11, Outside Hitter
Winter Park, Fla.                                                               Tampa, Fla.
(Lake Highland Preparatory School)                                              (Plant High School)
Club Team: Orlando Volleyball Academy                                           Club Team: Tampa Bay Juniors
                               High School (Lake                                                              High School (Plant High
                               Highland Preparatory                                                           School)
                               School)                                                                            Finished with an outstanding high school
                                   Helped lead the team to three consecutive                                  career that included three state champi-
                               state championships and four-straight final                                    onships, over 900 kills and all-state selections
                               four appearances…has proven to be one of the                                   in 2004, 2005 and 2006…was named to both
                               state’s most consistent and successful set-                                    the 5A and 1A all-state first teams…earned all-
                               ters…accumulated a total record of 108-                                        conference honors every year since 2003. was
                               16...Gallagher finished her high school career                                 ranked 80th on Prepvolleyball.com’s “senior
                               as Lake Highland’s all-time assists leader…was                                 aces” list of the Top 100 senior recruits…was
                               named to AVCA’s first annual High School                                       also named the St. Pete Times All-Suncoast
                               All-America Team for girls’ volleyball.                                        Player of the Year and Hillsborough County
                                                                                                              Player of the Year.
Club (Orlando Volleyball Academy)                                               Club (Tampa Bay Juniors)
   Helped the program advance to a number of tournament titles as well as
runner-up finishes at the US Junior Olympics and the AAU National                   Named an AAU All-American in 2005…earned USAV Junior Olympics
Championship…was selected to the US National High Performance Second            All-Tournament honors…was a member of the Youth National Training Team
Team and was named an AAU All-American.                                         in 2004.


Personal                                                                        Personal
   Major is undecided...has three siblings.                                        Plans to major in broadcast journalism...has one sibling.




   Gallagher’s Favorites                                                           Williamson’s Favorites
   Favorite TV Show: The Hills                                                     Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
   Nobody Can Believe I Watch: Deadliest Catch                                     Nobody Can Believe I Watch: HGTV
   Favorite Movie: Wedding Crashers                                                Favorite Movie: Rent
   Favorite Actor: Ashton Kutcher                                                  Favorite Actor: Johnny Depp
   Favorite Magazine: People                                                       Favorite Magazine: Cosmo
   Favorite Meal: Fettucini                                                        Favorite Meal: Mac & Cheese
   Favorite Place In Miami: The beach                                              Favorite Place in Miami: South Beach
   Favorite Thing At UM: The campus                                                Favorite Thing at UM: The lake
   Most Prized Possession: My three state championship rings                       Most Prized Possession: Childhood teddy bear ,“Holly”
   Biggest Influence On My Life: My parents                                        Biggest Influence in My Life: My dad
   Advice To Youngsters: Work hard because in the end, it pays off                 Advice to Youngsters: Love your enemies
   I Chose My Jersey Number Because: I’ve had the same number                      Chose My Jersey Number Because: It was my high school number
      since my freshman year and it’s my lucky number                              To Get Ready For Matches I: Dance crazily
   To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to music and make goals for
      myself




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     #3                                                                              #6
     Tatiana Alvarez                                                                 Maria Andersson
     FR, 5-1, Defensive Specialist                                                   FR, 5-10, Outside Hitter
     Miami, Fla.                                                                     Angelholm, Sweden
     (Florida Christian School)                                                      (Allebergsgymnasiet)
     Club Team: South Florida Volleyball Club
                                   High School (Florida                                                            High School
                                   Christian School)                                                               (Allebergsgymnasiet)
                                       Helped the Patriots advance to the District                                     Played outside hitter in 50 matches on the
                                   15-3A championship semifinals…registered an                                     Junior National Team and 27 matches on the
                                   impressive 23 digs at the state champi-                                         Senior National Team...named team captain
                                   onships…wrapped up the season with 325 digs                                     her junior year...won gold medal at the 2004-
                                   and 35 aces…named Defensive MVP, All-Dade                                       05 Swedish Championships before earning
                                   First Team and all-state honorable mention….                                    bronze her final two seasons...won Grand Prix
                                   was also named to the 2005 All-Dade Second                                      gold her senior season after winning silver in
                                   Team.                                                                           2004-05...was an all-star team player at the
                                                                                                                   Swedish Junior Championships in 2002 and
                                   Club (South Florida                                                             2003.

                                   Vollyball Club)                                   Personal
         Team finished first on the silver level of the Cloverleaf while placing
     second at the gold level of the Disney Classic her senior year.                   Plans to major in business...has one sibling.


     Personal
        Plans to major in vocal performance...has two siblings.



        Alvarez’s Favorites                                                            Andersson’s Favorites
        Favorite TV Show: Nip/Tuck                                                     Favorite TV Shows: The O.C., Seinfeld
        Nobody Can Believe I Watch: PBS (Classical concerts)                           Favorite Movie: The Holiday
        Favorite Movie: Pursuit of Happyness                                           Favorite Actress: Julia Roberts
        Favorite Actress: Ashley Judd                                                  Favorite Magazine: Elle
        Favorite Magazine: Eastbay                                                     Favorite Meal: Sushi
        Favorite Meal: Any type of Cuban food                                          Favorite Place in Miami: South Beach
        Favorite Place In Miami: South Beach                                           Favorite Thing at UM: The weather
        Favorite Thing At UM: The Wellness Center                                      Biggest Influence in My Life: My sister, Anna
        Most Prized Possession: My current cellphone                                   Advice to Youngsters: Believe in yourself
        Biggest Influence On My Life: My parents and siblings                          To Get Ready For Matches I: Listen to good music
        Advice To Youngsters: Strive for excellence in academics and you
           will have open doors of opportunity ahead
        Chose My Jersey Number Because: I like odd numbers
        To Get Ready For Matches I: Primarily prepare myself mentally and
           focus on the tasks at hand in order to be successful




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Alumni Update
“Where Are They Now?”
Sara Duncan resides in Miami, Fla.                                               Jill Robinson resides in Okeechobee, Fla.
    Employed as an Assistant Media Planner at Crispin Porter + Bogusky                Employed as an ESE inclusion teacher focusing on reading and algebra,
                                                                                      and also works as a freshman volleyball coach and varsity assistant at
Ann Gallo resides in Chicago, Ill.                                                    Okeechobee High School
  Employed in transportation sales for CH Robinson
                                                                                 Leyre Santaella Sante resides in Puerto Rico
Marcela Gamarra resides in Miami, Fla.                                              Currently in third year of law school at Pontifica Universidad Catolica de
   Employed as an architect                                                         Puerto Rico
   Other notes: married, plays in the Florida beach volleyball circuit              Member of Las Criollas de Caguas volleyball team in the Superior
                                                                                    League
Jamie Grass resides in Manhattan Beach, Calif.
                                                                                 Francheska Savage resides in Miami, Fla.
Carrie Frash resides in Coconut Grove, Fla.
   Employed as an Assistant Content Manager for Crispin Porter + Bogusky         Kristi Sprinkel resides in Boston, Mass.
                                                                                    Employed as public relations manager for CBT Architects
Christina Hernandez resides in Chicago, Ill.
   Employed as a team lead managing 10 sales reps at Careerbuilder.com           Valeria Tipiana resides in North Carolina
                                                                                     Played professional volleyball in the Canary Islands for the last two sea-
Mallory James resides in Denver, Colo.                                               sons
   Employed as a nanny
   Future plans: culinary school, own restaurant                                 Biz Tyson resides in Washington, DC
                                                                                     Employed by the Department of Defense, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.,
Karla Johnson resides in Miami, Fla.                                                 as the Presidential Appointee, Schedule C, Confidential Assistant to the
   Employed as a process validation engineer for Boston Scientific                   Army General Counsel, Honorable Benedict Cohen
   Future plans: include moving back to Houston                                      Future plans: will be attending law school this fall either in D.C. or
                                                                                     Florida
Kaitlin Kozak resides in Springfield, Mass.
   Graduate student and assistant women’s volleyball coach at Springfield        Margie Young resides in Calif.
   College, pursuing a master’s degree in higher education: counseling psy-         Studying business Finace at Cal State Northridge and coaching volleyball
   chology, looking for a career in athletic counseling or collegiate coaching      at her alma mater Marymount High School

Robin Lewullis resides in Philadelphia, Penn.                                    Ashley Youngs resides in Fayetteville, Ark.
   Employed as a medical sales associate for Biomet, Inc.                           Assistant sports producer KNWA Nothwest Arkansas News




   FORMER UM VOLLEYBALL STANDOUT AND HONORABLE
   MENTION ALL-AMERICAN VALERIA TIPIANA CURRENTLY
   PLAYS PROFESSIONALLY AS A RIGHTSIDE HITTER FOR
   MASPALOMAS IN THE CANARY ISLANDS IN SPAIN.



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     UM Volleyball Timeline
     1979-1982                1980-81                        2000                           2001                           2002
       Head Coach: Cheryl        Southeastern Regional        9/12/2000 Nicole               8/31/2001 President            Joined the BIG EAST
       Holt                      Champions                    Lantagne hired as head         Shalala and Athletic           Conference, placing
                                 Front Row: Lori Beckley      coach.                         Director Paul Dee              second
                                 (6), Cheryl Smith (13),      11/10/2000 Lantagne            attend the first volleyball    The program earned a
                                 Julie Wogomon (15).          inks first recruiting class    match                          27-6 record
                                 Second Row: Sandy                                           Finished 17-7 as an            Held the nation’s
                                 Huffer (14), Joyce Taylor                                   independent in its first       longest winning streak
                                 (5), Sue Gillie (11),                                       season since 1981              at 26 matches
                                 Shari Haan (8), Barb                                                                       The Hurricanes went to
                                 Bierman (7). Third                                                                         NCAA Tournament,
                                 Row: Mildred Palomino                                                                      advancing to the
                                 (1), Marissa Cakmakci                                                                      Regional Semifinal
                                                                                                                            (“Sweet 16”) by defeat-
                                                                                                                            ing Big 10 powerhouse
                                                                                                                            Wisconsin
                                                                                                                            Ranked No. 23 in the
                                                                                                                            final USA Today/AVCA
                                                                                                                            poll




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2003                       2004                         2005                          2006                         2007
 Hurricanes finished the    Joined the Atlantic          Jill Robinson becomes         Lantagne Welch earns         Recruiting class ranked
 season with an overall     Coast Conference             the first Hurricane to        100th career victory in a    No.26 nationally
 record of 22-9             Hurricane squad              surpass 3,000 assists         win over Alabama             Ciara Michel named
 Defeated Central           finished ACC play with       Karla Johnson sets a          Team participated in         Preseason All-ACC
 Florida in the first       an 11-5 record and a         school record for 31 kills    breast cancer fundraiser
 match ever held at the     second-place finish in       in a match, 616 kills in a    “Dig for the Cure” rais-
 University of Miami’s      the final standings          season and 1,484 career       ing $1,712 in a four-
 Convocation Center         Hurricanes overpowered       kills                         game win over Wake
                            Florida State in their       Johnson and Frannie           Forest
                            first meeting as             Savage both named             Hurricanes picked up
                            members of the same          AVCA Honorable                some big road match
                            conference                   Mention All-Americans         wins, including
                            Valeria Tipiana became                                     Alabama, Florida State
                            the first player in the                                    and Georgia Tech
                            program’s history to
                            record 1,000 career kills
                            Tipiana was named
                            AVCA Honorable
                            Mention All-American,
                            a first in the program’s
                            history




                                                                                                   2007 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI VOLLEYBALL        23
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     2006 RESULTS
     Record: 12-19 (9-13 ACC)                                                   Miami opened the season by defeating tournament-host
     Head Coach: Nicole Lantagne Welch                                          Alabama at the Academy Sports Invitational at the
                                                                                Coleman Coliseum. The win marked the 100th victory for
                                                                                sixth-year head coach Nicole Lantagne Welch. Freshman
     8/25     at Alabama!           W 3-2   25-30, 30-20, 30-21, 21-30, 17-15   outside hitter Genny Mayhew led the Hurricanes with a
     8/26      vs. Kansas!          L 1-3   30-23, 28-30, 25-30, 23-30          match-high 17 kills.
     8/26      vs. Alabama A&M!     W 3-0   30-12, 30-26, 30-17
     9/1       Eastern Michigan#    L 0-3   19-30, 25-30, 24-30
     9/2       at Michigan State#   L 0-3   15-30, 27-30, 12-30
                                                                                Senior setter Jill Robinson surpassed the 4,000 career-assist
     9/2       vs Villanova#        L 2-3   30-28, 28-30, 30-28, 29-31, 8-15    mark against Jacksonville, becoming the first Miami player
     9/15     Florida A&M@          L 2-3   30-24, 29-31, 30-20, 24-30, 8-15    to accomplish the feat.
     9/16     Jacksonville@         W 3-1   30-22, 26-30, 31-29, 30-23
     9/17     Loyola Marymount@     L 0-3   29-31, 27-30, 24-30                 Senior outside hitter Frannie Savage earned all-tournament
     9/19     Florida State         L 2-3   30-27, 24-30, 30-22, 12-30, 12-15   honors at the Sixth Annual Hurricane Invitational.
     9/22     Boston College        L 2-3   24-30, 30-25, 22-30, 31-29, 9-15
     9/24     Maryland              W 3-0   30-24, 30-27, 30-14
     9/29     at Clemson            L 1-3   40-38, 24-30, 23-30, 20-30          The Hurricanes snapped a three-match skid earning their
     9/30     at Georgia Tech       W 3-1   27-30, 30-21, 30-27, 30-28          first ACC win of the season with a 3-0 sweep over visiting
     10/6    NC State               W 3-1   27-30, 30-18, 30-19, 30-16          Atlantic Coast Conference foe Maryland. Freshman libero
                                                                                Cassie Loessberg led the match defensively with 16 digs,
     10/8    North Carolina         L 0-3   28-30, 23-30, 14-30                 marking her third consecutive match leading the
     10/13   at Virginia            L 0-3   29-31, 24-30, 15-30                 Hurricanes in digs.
     10/14   at Virginia Tech       L 1-3   23-30, 30-28, 19-30, 28-30
     10/17   at Florida State       W 3-2   27-30,16-30, 30-22, 30-28, 15-9     Miami overcame a two-game deficit to knock off in-state
     10/20   Duke                   L 0-3   22-30, 20-30, 28-30                 rival Florida State in Tallahassee. The Hurricanes snapped
     10/22    Wake Forest           W 3-1   30-23, 30-27, 30-32, 30-23          the Seminoles’ four-match win streak.
     10/27    at Maryland           L 0-3   24-30, 24-30, 27-30
     10/29    at Boston College     W 3-1   20-30, 30-21, 30-25, 30-28
     11/2     Georgia Tech          L 2-3   30-18, 23-30, 16-30, 32-30, 16-18   Freshman libero Cassie Loessberg led the Hurricanes with
     11/5    Clemson                L 1-3   18-30, 30-23, 27-30, 28-30          a career-high 28 digs, bringing her season total to 257 digs.
                                                                                Jill Robinson posted 48 assists to surpass the 1,000 assist
     11/10   Virginia Tech          W 3-0   30-25, 30-24, 30-27                 mark.
     11/11    Virginia              L 1-3   30-26, 24-30, 20-30, 26-30
     11/17    at North Carolina     L 1-3   12-30, 30-24, 28-30, 26-30
                                                                                The Hurricanes swept Virginia Tech, avenging a four-game
     11/18    at NC State           W 3-0   30-23, 30-22, 30-26                 loss earlier in the season.
     11/22    at Wake Forest        W 3-1   13-30, 32-30, 31-29, 30-23
     11/24    at Duke               L 0-3   23-30, 23-30, 15-30

     ! Alabama Tornament (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
     # Michigan State Tournament (East Lansing, Mich.)
     @ Hurricane Invitational (Coral Gables, Fla.)


                                                                                                       2006 Senior Night
                                                                                                       Seniors Frannie Savage, Jill
                                                                                                       Robinson, Ann Gallo and Sara
                                                                                                       Duncan play their final home game
                                                                                                       at the Knight Sports Complex.




       2006 SENIORS AT YEAR-END BANQUET (L-R): SARA DUNCAN, FRANCHESKA SAVAGE,
       JILL ROBINSON, ANN GALLO



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