2010 Ferris State Women's Volleyball Quick Facts

GENERAL
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 13,151
Nickname: Bulldogs
Colors: Crimson and Gold
Affiliation: NCAA Division I
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler (Michigan, 1972)
Athletics Director (Interim): Keri Becker (Saginaw Valley State, 1995)
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 437-0027/beckerk@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director: Jon Coles (Valparaiso, 1999)
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 250-4082/colesj@ferris.edu
Senior Women's Administrator: Keri Becker
Coordinator of Records and NCAA: Robin J. Carter
Office/E-Mail: (231) 591-2799/RobinCarter@ferris.edu
Faculty Athletics Representative: Dr. Terry Nerbonne
Athletics Department Office/FAX: (231) 591-2860/591-2869
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 250-7931/luceyd@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 591-2990/glovert@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletic Trainer (Women's Volleyball): Joe Fox, ATC
Office/E-Mail: (231) 250-2088/foxj@ferris.edu
Equipment Manager: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 250-2773/mumahb@ferris.edu
Ticket Manager: Linda Bomar
    Office/E-Mail: (231) 591-2888/bomarl@ferris.edu

 ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director (Women's Volleyball): Joe Gorby
Office/E-Mail: (231) 591-2336/gorbyj@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Communications Director: Rob Bentley
Office/E-Mail: (231) 591-3821/bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, Sports Complex 002, Big Rapids, MI. 49307-2741
Athletics Website: www.ferrisstatebulldogs.com

HISTORY
First Year of Volleyball: 1972
Overall All-Time Record: 790-451 (.636)
Conference All-Time Record: 340-183 (.650)
NCAA Tournament Appearances: 15 (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009)  
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 7-16 (.304)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Lewis @ NCAA Midwest Regional in Indianapolis, Ind.
Result: Lost 3-0 (20-25, 17-25, 21-25)
Number Years In GLIAC Tourney/Last: 12/2009
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: at Hillsdale
Result: Lost 3-1 (25-22, 15-25, 15-25, 15-25) 

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm
    Alma Mater: Alma, 1990
    Year Entering At FSU: 15th
    Record at FSU (Years): 288-150 (.658)/14 yrs.
    Career Record (Years): 406-170 (.705)/17 yrs.
 Record vs. the GLIAC (all matches): 179-100 (.642)
 Office Phone/E-Mail: (231) 591-2871/brandelt@ferris.edu
 Best time/day to reach Brandel-Wilhelm: M-F 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (ET) 
Assistant Coach:
Theresa Beeckman (Saginaw Valley State, 2005)
Year Entering At FSU: 6th
Office/E-Mail: (231) 591-2871/beeckmt@ferris.edu
Volunteer Assistant Coach:
Dale Wilhelm (Ferris State, 1988)
Year Entering At FSU: 7th

TEAM INFORMATION
2009 Overall Record: 19-12
Conference Record/Finish: 10-6/4thT - North Division
2009 Non-Conference Record: 9-6
2009 Record At Home/Conference: 10-5/6-3
2009 Record Away/Conference: 4-4/4-3
2009 Record on Neutral Courts: 5-3
Final 2009 Ranking (poll): Not Ranked
Starters Returning/Lost: 3 + libero/3
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 12/6

Starters Returning:
Arielle Goodson, MH, 6-2, Sr. - 2009 AVCA All-Midwest Region Team, 2009 All-GLIAC First Team, 2009 NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament Team
Ashley Huntey, OH, 5-10, Jr.
Samantha Fordyce, S, 5-11, So. - 2009 FSU Most Improved Player Award co-recipient 

Other Returning Letterwinners:
Lisa Tobiczyk, LIB, 5-8, Jr. - 2009 All-GLIAC Honorable Mention, 2009 FSU Bulldog Award tri-recipient
Dana Ruttle, LIB, 5-7, Sr. - 2009 FSU Bulldog Award tri-recipient
Anne Sutton, MH, 6-2, So.
Aly Brecht, OH, 5-10, So. - 2009 FSU Most Improved Player Award co-recipient
Danielle Hamilton, MH, 6-0, Sr.
Paige Wyers, S, 5-9, So.
Lindsey Miller, MH, 6-2, So.
Mallory Kopa, MH, 5-11, Jr.
Brianna Grover, OH, 5-9, So.

Starters Lost:
Kristy Gilchrist, MH - 2009 All-GLIAC First Team, 2009 FSU Most Valuable Player
Sarah Lark, MH - 2009 FSU Coaches Award co-recipient
Katie Edwards, OH  

Newcomers:
Angi Kent, MH, 6-2, RFr. - Redshirted 2009 season
Kara Hess, OH, 5-11, Fr.
Stephanie DeYoung, OH, 5-9, Fr.

2010 SEASON PREVIEW NOTES:

* The 2010 campaign will represent Ferris State's 38th season of intercollegiate women's volleyball.

* Ferris State recorded its 12th consecutive winning season in 2009 with a 19-12 overall mark.  The Bulldogs also made their 12th straight Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament appearance.

* FSU made its 15th all-time appearance in NCAA Division II Tournament play at the 2009 Midwest Regional in Indianapolis, Ind.   

*Senior middle hitter Arielle Goodson presently ranks sixth among Ferris State's all-time leaders in block solos (81), 18th in total blocks (302), 21st in both kills (784) and block assists (221), and 29th in attack percentage (.224).

*Setter Samantha Fordyce's 1,243 assists last season in 31 matches represents the 12th best single-season output ever at Ferris State.  Her assists total is already 13th most among the program's all-time leaders.

* Ferris State has compiled a 281-78 (.783) record to date in 29 season of action (1981-present) at FSU's Ewigleben Sports Arena.  The Bulldogs are 123-31 (.799) in home matches since 1998, which includes a 10-5 mark a season ago.

 

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