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July 12, 2010

2010 Season - 2010 VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

The 2010 Augustana volleyball team will be under the direction of new head coach Jamie Walters when the season commences.

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
ARENA: Roy J. Carver (1971)
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: NCAA Division III
RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls (University of Iowa, 1971)
DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS: Mike Zapolski (Pepperdine, 1985)
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521
      
VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF VOLLEYBALL: 1977
OVERALL VOLLEYBALL RECORD: 565-562 (.501)
CCIW RECORD SINCE 1986: 93-106 (.467)
CCIW CHAMPIONSHIPS: 1996 & 2001
NCAA APPEARANCE: (One) 2001 - lost to Colorado College 1-3 (30-28; 23-30; 27-30; 21-30) in first round of West Regional in Hayward, CA.

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
WRATH’S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
INTERNET ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath, Sports Information Director, Carver PE Center, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Jamie Walters (Benedictine University)—First season at Augustana...34-59 in three seasons as a collegiate head coach.
WALTER’S OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7839
BEST TIME TO REACH WALTERS: Late mornings
ASSISTANT COACH: TBA
TRAINER: Rochel Rittgers (Northern Iowa 1981)

TEAM INFORMATION
2009 RECORD: 11-21 overall and 2-5 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, tying for fifth place...Lost to North Central in four games in the first round of the CCIW tournament.
 
LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: Eight/Nine
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Three/Three

KEY LOSSES:
Allison Bailey (Libertyville HS, Green Oaks, Ill.), 5-7, S...Team-high 798 assists...15 aces...182 digs...10 blocks.

Allyson Martinez (Air Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.), 5-10, R...72 kills...10 assists...60 digs...13 blocks.

Bridget Reich (Pleasant Valley HS, Bettendorf, Iowa), 5-11, RS...Team co-MVP...67 kills...13 assists...Nine aces...37 digs...20 blocks...Academic All-CCIW.

Mallory Thelander (Evanston HS, Evanston, Ill.), 5-10, OH...182 kills...11 aces...215 digs...49 blocks...Ninth on Augustana career digs list with 1,128... Academic All-CCIW.

Rachel Uhrig (Wheaton North HS, Winfield, Ill.), 5-5, DS...28 aces...242 digs...Second on Augustana career digs list with 1,541...Sixth in career aces with 140... Academic All-CCIW.

 


KEY RETURNEES:
Courtney Jungnickel (Naperville Central HS, Naperville, Ill.), 5-8, OH, Senior…Team co-MVP...2nd team All-CCIW...Team leader with 424 kills and 52 aces...Second with 409 digs...Third on Augustana’s career aces list with 157...Eighth in career kills (1,065) and digs (1,180)...Academic All-CCIW.

Erin Hollandsworth (Marian Catholic HS, Flossmoor, Ill.), 5-6, DS/L, Senior...24 digs.

Casey Komel (Kaneland HS, Elburn, Ill.), 5-8, MB, Sophomore...59 kills...33 blocks...Academic All-CCIW.

Jenna Loncar (Marist HS, Chicago, Ill.), 5-9, RS, Senior...110 kills...13 assists...15 aces...121 digs...11 blocks.

Jenna Luck (Hall HS, Spring Valley, Ill.), 5-7, OH, Senior...44 kills...24 digs.

Kelsey Mikula (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.),5-6, S, Sophomore...Second on the team with 161 assists...35 digs...Academic All-CCIW.

Brianna Skeens (Vernon Hills HS, Libertyville, Ill.), 5-10, MB, Junior...Team-best 82 blocks...Second with 212 kills.

Shannon Slick (Hononegah HS, Roscoe, Ill.), 5-5, DS, Sophomore...Augie Award winner...Team-high 533 digs...Academic All-CCIW.

2009 AUGUSTANA VOLLEYBALL SUPERLATIVES
CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Courtney Jungnickel (2nd)
CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Bridget Reich, Mallory Thelander, Rachel Uhrig, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Courtney Jungnickel, Katie Devore, Nicole Jones, Jessica Scott, Casey Komel, Kelsey Mikula, Shannon Slick
ALL TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS
Courtney Jungnickel at UW-Oshkosh Invitational on 09/11-12 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin…Courtney Jungnickel & Brianna Skeens at Grinnell Tournament on 09/25-26 in Grinnell, Iowa…Brianna Skeens at Mabel Lee Invitational on 10/09-10 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa…Courtney Jungnickel at Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on 10/30-31 in Bloomington, Illinois.
CCIW STATICSTICAL LEADERS – INDIVIDUAL
Kills – Courtney Jungnickel, 3.89 kills per game (424 kills in 109 games) – overall
Service Aces – Courtney Jungnickel, 0.48 service aces per game (52 service aces in 109 games) – overall

2009 TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER – Bridget Reich & Courtney Jungnickel
AUGIE AWARD – Shannon Slick (varsity) & Sarah Williams (junior varsity)
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER – Katie Devore

TOP TEN LISTS
CAREER TOP TEN LISTINGS (additions from 2009)
Kills – 1,065, Courtney Jungnickel moves into eighth place.
Service Aces – 157, Courtney Jungnickel moves into third place and 140, Rachel Uhrig moves into sixth place.
Digs – 1,541, Rachel Uhrig moves into second place…1,180, Courtney Jungnickel moves into eighth place and 1,128, Mallory Thelander moves into ninth place.

SINGLE SEASON TOP TEN LISTINGS (additions from 2009)
Kills per game –3.89 (424 kills in 109 games), Courtney Jungnickel, 3rd
Aces per game –0.48 (89 service aces in 109 games), Courtney Jungnickel, 7th
Digs per game –4.56 (533 digs in 117 games), Shannon Slick, 6th