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  • About Thiel CollegeLocation...................................Greenville, Pa.Founded .......................................................1866Enrollment ................................................. 1,279President .................Troy Van Aken, Ph. DAthletics Director ......Jack Leipheimer 74Nickname ............................................TomcatsColors ..................... Navy Blue & Old GoldAffiliation .........................NCAA Division IIIConference ..................Presidents Athletic

    Coaching StaffHead Coach ............Steve Brewer (7th Season)Alma Mater ......................Robert Morris 00Record at Thiel .........................................95-98Career Record..........................................SameAssistant Coach ................ Amanda BrewerVolleyball Office Phone.......... 724-589-2078

    Volleyball Home GamesHome Court .............Beeghly GymnasiumLocation...................................Greenville, Pa.Capacity ..........................................................680

    2011 Team Information2011 Overall Record ...............................19-11 Home / Away / Neutral ..... 8-2 / 5-6 / 6-32011 PAC Record .......................................13-5 Home / Away .......................................8-2 / 5-6Starters Returning / Lost ............................. 5/1Letterwinners Returning / Lost .............. 9 / 5Newcomers ......................................................11

    Program HistoryFirst Year of Varsity Competition ..........1974All-Time Record ................ 403-628-2 (.390)All-Time PAC Record .............94-178 (.345)

    2012 THIEL COLLEGE VOLLEYBALLSPORTS INFORMATION

    William Becque Phone..........................................724-589-2241 E-mail ...............................wbecque@thiel.edu

    Ed Topoleski Phone..........................................724-589-2187 E-mail ............................etopoleski@thiel.edu

    Fax ..................................................724-589-2880Web ...........................www.ThielAthletics.comTwitter ..................................... @ThielAthletics

    Contact Information

    C O N T E N T SQuick Facts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1This is Thiel College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2Coaching Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Athletics Administration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Season Preview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Roster and Team Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Player Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82011 in Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12Record Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13Year-by-Year Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Results Versus Opponent - All Tiime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    P R O G R A M I N F O R M A T I O N

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  • Thiel CollegeIf you are looking for just the right combina-tion of academic challenge, personal and social involvement, and exceptional value, it is time to discover ThIel College.

    Thiel is a liberal arts school with more than 60 undergraduate majors and areas of study, includ-ing cutting-edge programs in business entrepre-neurship, neuroscience, culinary management, and juvenile and criminal justice studies, just to name a few.

    Dedicated to helping students discover the knowl-edge and skills needed to take the next step in their life plans, Thiel is a place where professors are highly accessible and more involved in stu-dents growth and learning than at most colleges. Here you can carve out your own special place - both in and out of class. You can become a leader of one - or more - of our 24 intercollegiate sports teams or our more than 50 organizations, clubs and honor societies.

    At Thiel, we are committed to technology inte-gration in the learning environment through our technology-enhanced smart classrooms and facilities, wireless computing throughout the campus and notebook computers for every student.

    Students can handcraft an educational experi-ence that fits them perfectly and allows for highly customized majors and programs, close interaction with caring faculty, plenty of leadership and other special opportunities and a vibrant community atmosphere.

    Students are actively engaged outside of the classroom, as well. The Paul Bush 66 Memorial Fitness Center offers strength training, cardiovas-cular equipment, aerobics space and a social cen-ter. Our Howard Miller Student Center features a beautiful rotunda with a cafe snack bar, the cam-pus bookstore, post office, art gallery and various student services offices. Take in a game at our multi-sport complex Alumni Stadium, where our student-athletes compete on FieldTurf.

    Located on a 135-acre, tree-lined campus in western Pennsylvania, Thiel College, affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is only a 90-minute drive from Pittsburgh and Cleveland -close enough for ready access to the big city, yet distant enough to be safe and free from distractions.

    Schedule a campus visit today by calling 800-24-THIEL or visiting www.thiel.edu. Thiel College is open for individual campus visits Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Appointments are encouraged and walk-ins are welcomed.

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  • A Place to Discover . . .

    Thiel College, located in Greenville, Pennsylvania, was founded by German Lutheran pioneers who came to the western part of the state in the early decades of the 19th century. These hearty people had a common heritage of language, culture and religion. The influence of the church, particularly the newly formed Pittsburgh Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, had a profound effect on the early academies which flourished briefly and led to the founding of Thiel College.

    The start in 1866 of Thiel Hall, soon to become Thiel College, followed a meeting between the Rev. Dr. William A. Passavant and A. Louis Thiel. Passavant was educated at Jefferson College, a Presbyterian institution in Canonsburg, and at Gettysburg Seminary, and proved to be Gods man at the right time and right place. His zest for truth, beauty and mercy led to the establishment of numerous churches, educational institutions and hospitals in the midwest.

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  • Coaching Staff

    Veteran coach Steve Brewer enters his seventh season leading the Tomcat womens volleyball program and third as the mens coach. Brewer also serves as Director of the Bush Fitness Center and Compliance Coordinator for the Ath-letic Department.

    On the womens side Brewer has com-piled a Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC) record of 51-37 (.579), an overall record of 95-98 (.492), and has led Thiel to consecutive conference championship matches (2009, 2010) for the first time in school history. During Brewers five sea-sons at the helm 18 Tomcats have earned all-conference accolades. The womens program has also stood out in the class-room, winning the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Team Academic Award in 2009,2010,2011 and 2012 has had 32 student-athletes earn PAC Academic Honor Roll distinction.

    Prior to arriving at Thiel, Brewer served as first assistant at Hiram College during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, helping lead the Terriers to a 51-17 overall record.

    In 2005 Hiram finished 28-5 overall and won the North Coast Athletic Confer-ence (NCAC) championship with an 8-0 conference record. The team advanced to the National Collegiate Athletic As-sociation (NCAA) Division III Regional Tournament.

    Besides his stint as an assistant with Hiram, Brewer brings nearly 10 years of coaching experience. He was a co-founder and director of the Renaissance-Cleveland volleyball club before leaving to start the Hiram Volleyball Club. Prior to moving to Ohio, Brewer coached with the Pittsburgh branch of Renais-sance Volleyball Club for six seasons. Brewer also spent three seasons in the high school ranks as head coach at Bethel Park High School.

    Brewer earned a bachelors degree in social science from Robert Morris Uni-versity in 2000 where he also spent some time as a student assistant with the womens volleyball team. He then went on to receive a masters in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2004.

    Brewer started playing volleyball as a youth in Pittsburgh where as a senior at Upper St. Clair High School he helped his team win their first conference cham-pionship.

    Career SnapshotTHIEL COLLEGEYear Gms W L Pct.2006 28 8 20 .2862007 35 9 26 .2572008* 32 14 18 .4382009* 34 23 11 .6762010* 34 22 12 .6472011* 30 19 11 .633TOTAL 193 95 98 .492 * Qualified for PAC Tournament

    H E A D C O A C H

    Steve Brewer7th S e a s o n

    Amanda BrewerF I F T H S E A S O N

    Joining the Tomcats before the 2008 sea-son, Amanda Brewer has played and coached collegiate volleyball at the highest level. A 2008 alumnus of Youngstown State Uni-versity, Brewer played four years a