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Schedule

 


Date   Opponent Recap
Nov
8 -6pm @ Univ of Rio Grande L 59-75
10 - 1pm vs Bluefield College L 43-69
MVNU Homecoming Game
12 - 6pm vs Univ of Akron Wayne W 112-31
16 - 8pm vs (RV) Point Park Univ L 62-73
20 - 7pm vs Grace College L 68-68
24 - 2pm @ Dennison Univ L 47-74
26 - 7:30pm @ Kenyon Univ L 73-87
28 - 7pm @ Taylor Univ W 79-77 (2OT)
20 - 7pm @ Grace College L 51-78
27 - 7pm vs Taylor Univ L 48-61
Dec
1 - 1pm vs Indiana Wesleyan Univ L 50-57
7 - 7pm @ Point Park Univ L 50-52
14 - 8:30pm vs Univ of Rio Grande L 60-66
15 - 4pm @ Cedarville Univ L 40-76
18 - 6pm @ Florida Memorial College W 61-51
20 - 4pm @ Webber International W 64-58
Jan
2 - 7pm vs Bethel College  
5 - 1pm vs Huntington Univ  
8 - 5pm vs Univ of St Franics  
10 - 7pm vs Spring Arbor Univ  
12 - 1pm vs Marian Univ  
16 - 7pm @ Goshen College  
19 - 1pm @ Grace College  
23 - 7pm vs Taylor Univ  
26 - 1pm @ Indiana Wesleyan Univ  
30 - 5pm @ Bethel College  
Feb
2 - 1pm @ Huntington Univ  
6 - 7pm vs Goshen College  
Senior Day
9 - 1pm @ Marian Univ  
13 - 7pm @ Spring Arbor Univ  
16 - 1pm @ Univ of St Francis  

 

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Roster

 


# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
4 Shelby Booth FR GF 5' 9" Canal Fulton
5 Courtney Christie SO G 5' 6" Miamisburg
10 Ainsleigh Krause SO F 5' 10" Dayton
13 Mary Echemann FR F 5-10 Downers Grove, Ill.
15 Emily Steveley SR G/F 6-0 Wapakoneta
20 Rachel Peelman SR G 5-6 Twinsburg
22 Sarah Shirey SO G 5-7 Plymouth
23 Erica Cramer SO G 5-7 New Washington
24 Amy Daniels JR F/C 6-0 Marion,
30 Ashley Jessie SR G 5-2 Long Beach, Calif.
32 Melissa Eickholt SR G 5-4 Van Wert
34 Camaranne Myles SR G 5-7 Centerburg
40 Courtney Swart SR F/C 6-0 Grove City
42 Stephanie Imes FR F 5-10 Zanesville
44 Elizabetd Stoll FR G 5-7 Marietta, Ohio
54 Ashley Jackson FR C 6-0 Woodmere Heights, Ohio

 

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Stats

 


Ranks Number 24 in Division II in Total Steals (148)
Ranks Number 35 in Division II in Field Goal Pct Defense (0.365)
Ranks Number 39 in Division II in Steals per Game (10.571)
Ranks Number 47 in Division II in Total Total Rebound Offense (545)
Ranks Number 49 in Division II in Total Blocks (36)
Ranks Number 49 in Division II in Field Goal Pct (0.399)

 

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Thank you for your interest in Mount Vernon Nazarene University and our athletic programs.  For more information about our school as a whole, feel free to check out our Admissions page at www.gotomvnu.com.

Please select the sport that you are interested in below and fill out the form to the best of your ability.  When you hit submit, your information will go to the coach of the sport that you selected.  We also encourage you to set up a campus visit through the Admissions office and let them know that you are interested in meeting with the coach of the sport that interests you.

If you have any specific questions, feel free to contact Paul Swanson, MVNU's director of athletics, or Dave Parsons, MVNU's sports information director.  We look forward to getting to know more about you!

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Jason Foster

 


Jason Foster
Head Coach - 2nd Season

Jason Foster is entering his second season as the head coach of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's basketball team.  He guided the Lady Cougars to an 18-15 overall record in his first season.

Foster came to MVNU after four seasons as the head coach at Bethany University, an NAIA Division II school in Santa Cruz, Calif. where he also taught course in Sports Management and Physical Education. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as the assistant women's basketball coach at William Jessup (Calif.) University and two other seasons as the assistant women's basketball coach at Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) University. In between the two stops, he also had four years of coaching experience as an assistant at the high school level.

Foster earned his bachelor of arts degree in Physical Education from Point Loma Nazarene and his master of arts in sports sciences degree in Pedagogy from the University of the Pacific (Calif.) where he also served as a graduate assistant.

Foster took over a program that had posted a successful run that included three straight 20-win seasons for the first time and an 87-40 overall mark over the previous four years (.685 winning percentage). The Lady Cougars went 21-9 in 2010-2011, finished No. 24 in the final NAIA Division II poll, and earned the program's first-ever trip to the NAIA Division II National Tournament. MVNU also captured the National Christian College Athletic Association national title in 2001 and 2009.

Foster and his wife, Bonnie, reside in Mount Vernon with their four sons - Brodie, Chase, Seth, and Tobin.  In addition to coaching, Foster also serves as the Physical Education department chair and teaches several classes.

To contact Coach Foster, you can e-mail him at jason.foster@mvnu.edu.

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Jerry Smith

 


Jerry Smith
Assistant Coach - 4th Season

Jerry Smith brings 30 years of coaching experience to the MVNU sideline as he begins his fourth season on the bench for the Lady Cougars.  Smith previously spent 10 seasons with the highly successful MVNU men's basketball team where he helped the program make seven trips to the NAIA Division II National Tournament and earn one NCCAA national title.  His coaching resume includes high school and college experience, including two seasons as the head men's basketball coach at MVNU (1979-1981) and two more seasons as an assistant (1977-1979).

Smith's responsibilities will include all on-floor coaching, individual workouts, and recruiting.  He is a 1964 graduate of Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) University before going on to do graduate work at LaVerne (Calif.) College.  He is married to Dr. Sonja Smith, who recently retired after serving as the Graduate Education Department Chair and NCATE Coordinator at MVNU.  The Smiths, who have three grown children and seven grandchildren, reside in Mount Vernon.

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Schedule

 


Date   Opponent Recap
Nov
2 -8pm vs Ohio State Newark W 76-62
A+ Autobrokers Invitational - 1st Rd
3 -8pm vs Ohio Chrisitain Univ W 77-75
A+ Autobrokers Invitational - Championship
7 -7pm @ (RV) Madonna Univ L 59-79
10 -3pm vs Lawrence Tech Univ W 64-54
12 -8pm vs Univ of Akron-Wayne W 86-76
16 -8pm @ Brescia Univ W 60-45
Marian Univ (Ind.) Tournamentl - 1st Rd
17 4pm @ Wilberforce Univ L 69-77
Marian Univ (Ind.) Tournamentl - 2nd Rd
20 7pm @ Grace College L 51-78
27 7pm vs Taylor Univ L 48-61
Dec
1 3pm @ Indiana Wesleyan Univ L 68-78
4 8pm @ Ohio Chrisitan Univ W 72-64
7 6pm @ Tenn. Wesleyan L 73-83
Bryan College (Tenn) Tournamentl - 1st Rd
8 4pm @ Bryan College W 83-64
Bryan College (Tenn) Tournamentl - 2nd Rd
14 7pm @ Trine Univ L 65-82
15 6pm @ Grace Bible College W 75-73
28 7pm vs Univ of Windsor  
Jan
2 7pm vs (RV) Bethel College  
5 3pm @ Huntington Univ  
8 7pm vs Univ of St Francis  
10 7pm @ Spring Arbor Univ  
12 3pm @ Marian Univ  
15 7pm vs Goshen College  
19 3pm vs Grace College  
22 7pm @ Taylor Univ  
26 3pm vs Indiana Wesleyan Univ  
30 7pm @ Bethel College  
Feb
2 3pm vs Huntington Univ  
5 7pm @ Goshen College  
9 3pm vs Marian Univ  
12 7pm vs Spring Arbor Univ  
Senior Day
16 3pm @ Univ of St Francis  

 

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Rooster

 


# Name Cl. Pos. Ht. Hometown
1 Mark Lieberman FR G 6-1 Lebanon, Ohio
2 Malcolm Pittman FR C 6-7 Huber Heights, Ohio
4 Jacob Starinsky FR G 6-3 Columbus, Ohio
5 Caleb Williams JR C 6-9 New Bremen, Ohio
10 Troy Williams FR F 6-6 New Bremen, Ohio
11 Xavier Holland FR G 5-10 Fork Union, Va.
13 Josh Gonzales SO G 5-8 Indianapolis, Ind.
15 Luke Shetler FR G 6-1 Plain City, Ohio
21 Jonathan Roby FR F 6-5 Plain City, Ohio
22 Jason Dawson SR G 6-0 Columbus, Ohio
23 Matt Anglea JR G 6-4 Columbus, Ohio
24 Zach Zeltman SR F 6-5 Lancaster, Ohio
32 Julian Henderson FR F 6-4 Columbus, Ohio

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Stats

 


Ranks Number 3 in Division II in Total Blocks (65)
Ranks Number 8 in Division II in Blocks per Game (4.333)
Ranks Number 20 in Division II in Total Total Rebound Offense (566)
Ranks Number 25 in Division II in Total Steals (127)
Ranks Number 35 in Division II in Free Throw Pct (0.705)
Ranks Number 42 in Division II in Total 3-Pt FG Made (95)
Ranks Number 43 in Division II in Total Scoring Offense (1026)
Ranks Number 44 in Division II in Steals per Game (8.467)

 

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Coaches

 


Matt MoorePat SayreSteve Kaufman

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Matt Moore

 


Matt Moore
Head Coach - 4th Season

Matt Moore is entering his fourth season at the helm of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team. The Cougars have posted a 38-52 overall record during his previous three years including a 16-15 mark in his second season in 2010-2011 when MVNU posted a 9-9 mark in the American Mideast Conference.  He had the most wins of any coach in program history after his first two seasons (29) and he enters his fourth season just six wins from being the third-winningest MVNU coach.

Prior to coming to MVNU, Moore spent four seasons as the top assistant coach at Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind. During Moore's time with the Lancers, the program posted a 95-44 record and made back-to-back trips to the Elite Eight in the NAIA National Tournament in 2008 and 2009. In addition, the team posted three consecutive 20-win seasons during that span and also finished as the National Christian College Athletic Association National Tournament runner-up twice in 2003 and 2007.

Besides coaching at Grace, Moore was an assistant varsity coach at Logansport High School from 2003-2006 where he worked under Indiana High School Hall of Fame Coach Al Rhodes, and he served as an assistant coach for the McDonald's All-American Team in 2005 when the game was played in South Bend, Ind. He has also taken his knowledge of the game of basketball overseas and has worked with players and coaches in France, Germany, and Kenya as part of missions trips that he has taken.

Moore graduated from Grace in 2002 with a degree in Secondary Education. As a four-year starter for the Lancers, he dished out 660 career assists, which still ranks fourth in program history. He also compiled the fifth-highest single-season assist total with 242 for an average of 7.2 per game. He went on to get a master's degree in Physical Education at Ball State University.

Moore took over a program that had posted a 297-125 record (.704) over the previous 13 seasons while topping the 20-win mark 12 times. The Cougars earned eight berths in the NAIA Division II National Tournament during that span including four in a row for the first time ever from 2006-2009. MVNU captured the NCCAA national title in 2002 and finished as the NCCAA runner-up in 2004. The Cougars also won three AMC Tournament titles and the program's only two regular-season conference titles during that span.

Moore and his wife, Anna, reside in Mount Vernon. The couple has two daughters, Makenna and Mya. In addition to coaching, Moore also teaches in the Physical Education Department and serves as an assistant to the athletic director.

To contact Coach Moore, you can e-mail him at matt.moore@mvnu.edu.

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Pat Sayre

 


Pat Sayre
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Pat Sayre is entering his first season as an assistant coach at Mount Vernon Nazarene University following two years as the top assistant coach at Goshen (Ind.) College.  During the 2011-2012 campaign, he helped lead the Maple Leafs to a 13-1 record to start the year.  Goshen also achieved a No. 12 ranking in the NAIA Division II poll - the highest in program history.  The Maple Leafs ranked No. 1 in the Mid-Central College Conference in defensive field goal percentage, total rebounds per game, and assists.

Sayre also served as the assistant camp director at the McCracken Basketball Camps for five years.

A graduate of Bowling Green State University, Sayre currently resides in Mount Vernon.

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Steve Kaufman

 


Steve Kaufman
Grad Assistant - 2nd Season

Steve Kaufman is in his second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team.

Prior to coming to MVNU, Kaufman was a four-year player at Grace (Ind.) College where he was a member of two NAIA Division II Elite Eight teams in 2008 and 2009.

Kaufman is graduate of Mansfield Christian High School.  He is currently working towards his master's degree in Education and lives in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

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