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July 1, 2013

2013 VOLLEYBALL PREVIEW

Junior Emily Leazer was the team's MVP and an all-conference selection during the 2012 season.

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: 606-616 (.496) CCIW RECORD SINCE 1986: 100-120 (.455)
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.athletics.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)-Third season at Augustana...41-54 in three seasons...75-113 in six seasons as a collegiate head coach.

WALTER'S OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7839
BEST TIME TO REACH WALTERS: Late mornings
ASSISTANT COACH: Roxanne Kammerman & Kelly Kelley

TRAINER: Denis Yoder (Augustana - 1989)   

TEAM INFORMATION
2012 RECORD: 20-11 overall and 2-5 in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, tied for sixth place...Lost to Carthage in five games in the CCIW tournament play-in round.  

LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST: 13/Two
STARTERS RETURNING/LOST: Five/One

KEY LOSSES: Sarah Williams (Rockford Lutheran HS, Loves Park, Ill.), 5-9, MB... All-Tournament at Augustana Invitational, Alverno Classic and Pumpkin Bash... Led team with 74 total blocks... Second with 12 solo blocks... Fourth with 115 kills... 31 digs... Academic All-Conference.  

KEY RETURNEES: Katrina Colclasure (Tri-Valley HS, Bloomington, Ill.), 5-5, DS-S, Senior... Second on the team with 99 assists... 176 digs... 19 aces... Academic All-Conference.   Dory Dudley (Tremont HS, Tremont, Ill.), 5-10, OH/RS, Junior... Third on the team with 211 kills and 47 total blocks.   Jordan Hampel (Hilliard Davidson HS, Hilliard, Ohio), 5-6, S, Sophomore... Led the team with 859 assists... Third with 222 digs and 37 aces... Academic All-Conference.   Samantha Kammerman (Sherrard HS, Milan, Ill.), 5-9, OH, Junior... 2012 Augie Award winner... Second on the team with 48 total blocks... Fifth in kills (110)... Fourth with 32 aces... Academic All-Conference.   Emily Leazer (St. Viator HS, Mt. Prospect, Ill.), 5-9, OH, Junior... 2nd team All-CCIW... Vikings' 2012 MVP... Alverno Classic MVP... Pumpkin Bash MVP... All-Tournament at Augustana Invitational... Sixth in the nation in service aces per set (0.91)...15th in the nation in points per set (4.77)... School records for aces in a match (nine) and per game (0.91)... Led Vikings in kills (397), aces (100) and solo blocks (16)... Second on the team with 317 digs... Capital One Academic All-District... Academic All-Conference.   Martha Murray (Evanston Township HS, Evanston, Ill.), 5-10, OH, Sophomore... Second on the team in kills (227)... Fourth in digs (217)... Fifth in aces (29).   Kylie Siebert (Kaneland HS, Sugar Grove, Ill.), 5-5, DS, Sophomore... Vikings' Freshman of the Year... Led the team with 475 digs... Second in aces (39)... Third in assists (79)... Academic All-Conference.  

2012 AUGUSTANA VOLLEYBALL SUPERLATIVES

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Emily Leazer, 2nd team

CAPITAL ONE ACDEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Emily Leazer

CCIW OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Emily Leazer, 09/18/12

CCIW ACADEMIC ALL-CONFERENCE: Katrina Colclasure, Amber Dalgaard, Jordan Hampel, Samantha Kammerman, Emily Leazer, Stephanie Petkovsek, Kylie Siebert, Blaire Theuerkauf, Sarah Williams

ALL TOURNAMENT SELECTIONS: Augustana Invitational - Emily Leazer, Sarah Williams; Alverno Classic - Emily Leazer (MVP), Sarah Williams; Pumpkin Bash - Emily Leazer (MVP), Sarah Williams

NATIONAL STATISTICAL TOP 25 - TEAM Service Aces - 25th @ 2.63 per set

NATIONAL STATISTICAL TOP 25 - INDIVIDUAL Service Aces - Emily Leazer, 6th @ 0.91 per set; Points - Emily Leazer, 15th @ 4.77 per set

CCIW STATISTICAL TOP 10 - INDIVIDUAL Kills - Emily Leazer, 2nd @ 3.72 per game; Assists - Jordan Hampel, 4th @ 8.00 per game; Service Aces - Emily Leazer, T-3rd @ 0.44 per game; Kylie Siebert, 9th @ 0.28 per game; Digs - Kylie Siebert, 5th @ 4.52 per game; Emily Leazer, 10th @ 3.36 per game    

2012 TEAM AWARDS

MVP - Emily Leazer MOST IMPROVED - Julee Morrison MVP JV - Katie Bindon JV MOST IMPROVED - Kayla Bushey AUGIE AWARD - Samantha Kammerman AUGIE AWARD JV - Paige Smith FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR - Kylie Siebert    

INDIVIDUAL TOP TEN LISTS

SINGLE MATCH Kills - 31 (T-2nd), Emily Leazer vs. Wheaton, 10/23/12 Service Aces - 9 (T-1st), Emily Leazer vs. Alverno, 09/14/12; 8 (T-4th), Emily Leazer vs. Knox 09/14/12; 7 (T-7th), Emily Leazer vs. Eureka, 10/05/12; 7 (T-7th), Martha Murray vs. Benedictine-Springfield, 9/22/12 Digs - 44 (T-5th), Kylie Siebert vs. Dubuque, 09/16/12    

SINGLE SEASON Kills per game - 3.61 (5th), Emily Leazer Aces per game - 0.91 (1st), Emily Leazer Digs per game - 4.44 (10th), Kylie Siebert     CAREER Service Aces - 136 (7th), Emily Leazer