San Jose State University Women’s Water Polo

2006 San Jose State University Spartans Front Row (left to right): Jessie Oshann, Jennie Darling, Alexis Higlett, Angela Riddle, Deanna Lowry, Julia Moruza. Middle Row: Brianna Lindsey, Tanya Torres, Sarah Hovland, Geraldine Hazlett, Kendra Adama, Tarin Gambello, Elise Schuetz, Brooke Eisner. Back Row: Head coach Lou Tully, assistant coach Fana Fuqua, Juliet Moss, Beth Harberts, Krissy Hansell, Kelly Pearce, Rachel Rhodes, Katie Morgan, Kelly Kennison, Sara Natalizio, Annmarie Scott, volunteer assistant Doug Robinson.

Team Roster
No. 1 1A 1B 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 RS RS Name Krissy Hansell Kendra Adama Kelly Kennison Kelly Pearce Sarah Hovland Beth Harberts Tanya Torres Alexis Higlett Sara Natalizio Angela Riddle Geraldine Hazlett Brooke Eisner Juliet Moss Jennie Darling Katie Morgan Tarin Gambello Brianna Lindsey Annmarie Scott Julia Moruza Rachel Rhodes Jessie Oshann Elise Schuetz Pos. GK GK GK D 2M 2M UT A D A UT A 2M A D UT D UT A UT A A Ht. 5-11 5-9 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-0 5-8 5-5 5-10 5-6 5-9 5-6 6-0 5-4 5-10 5-8 5-9 5-9 5-5 5-10 5-2 5-6 Class SR SO FR SO SO JR FR SO JR JR SO JR FR SR SR FR SO FR FR JR JR JR Hometown/Last School San Bruno, Calif./St. Ignatius HS Redlands, Calif./Redlands HS Tehachapi, Calif./St. Joseph HS Concord, Calif./Carondelet HS Cupertino, Calif./Cupertino HS Redlands, Calif./Redlands HS Alta Loma, Calif./Rancho Cucamonga HS Balmain, Australia/University of Technology Sydney Irvine, Calif./Orange Coast College San Bernardino, Calif./San Bernardino HS Modesto, Calif./U. of Michigan Lodi, Calif./Merced College San Jose, Calif./Mt. Pleasant HS Lompoc, Calif./Cabrillo HS Antioch, Calif./Carondelet HS Soquel, Calif./Soquel HS Upland, Calif./U. of California Danville, Calif./San Ramon Valley HS Livermore, Calif./Granada HS San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach City College Stockton, Calif./Merced College

Head Coach: Lou Tully (10th Season, San Jose State, 1967) Assistant Coach: Fana Fuqua (1st season, California, 2001) Volunteer Assistant Coach: Doug Robinson (7th season, Cal Poly, 1988)
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Season Outlook/Quick Facts
The San Jose State University women’s water polo team has high expectations in 2006. They’re looking to improve upon a 2005 season in which they finished with an 11-19 overall record and a 12th place finish at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Championships. “We expect to perform well nationally and be in the top-10 ,” head coach Lou Tully says about his team that returns its two goalkeepers and seven other letterwinners from last season. GOALKEEPERS Senior co-captain Krissy Hansell and sophomore Kendra Adama will split time in the net. Freshman Kelly Kennison is the team’s third goalkeeper. “Krissy has a fantastic work ethic,” says goalkeeper coach Fana Fuqua. “She has the respect of her teammates and is a leader in and out of the water.” Adama saw considerable action as a freshman in 2005 and is expected to be one of the Spartans’ strongest players. “With her age and experience, she’s showing that she’s capable of being one of the strongest goalkeepers in the MPSF,” Fuqua says. “She and Krissy push each other to be better.” ATTACKERS Junior Angela Riddle tops the team’s attackers. Tully says that she is one of the team’s fastest players and “is very creative and intense.” Alexis Higlett, who has played competitively in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States, joins the Spartans. “Lex is also very creative and has a great understanding of the game,” says the Spartans’ head coach. “She’s a great counter-attacker as well.” Freshman Julia Moruza, junior college transfer Brooke Eisner, and senior Jennie Darling are three more attackers seeking playing time this season. Moruza has good speed and strength. Eisner was impressive in preseason practice. Junior college transfers Jessie Oshann and Elise Schuetz begin the season as redshirt candidates. 2-METER PLAYERS Co-captain Beth Harberts, a junior, and sophomore Sarah Hovland top the Junior college transfer Sara Natalizio, left-handed sophomore Kelly Pearce and transfer Brianna Lindsey are two more good shooters and good swimmers who are expected to earn significant playing time. UTILITY PLAYERS Redshirt junior Rachel Rhodes is expected to be one of team’s top allaround players. “Rachel is good at several positions and has been one of our top performers throughout her first two seasons,” the Spartans’ coach says. Left-handed freshman Tanya Torres is another of the Spartans’ best utility players. “Tanya’s got a great work ethic and she’s showing that she’s ready to be a star here,” describes Tully. “She’s extremely strong in the weight room and that carries over to her performance in the pool.” Sophomore transfer Geraldine Hazlett, redshirt freshman Tarin Gambello, and freshman Annmarie Scott round out the team’s utility players. list of 2-meter players. Along with freshman Juliet Moss, they all have good size and speed. “Beth is a very strong outside shooter,” says Tully. “She’s ready to play and make things happen on this team.” DEFENDERS Katie Morgan is expected to be one of the team’s defensive leader. “Katie is a good outside shooter and she’s been a standout for us all three of her years here,” Tully says about his three-time letterwinner who begins the season with 93 career goals. UNIVERSITY INFORMATION School: San Jose State University Location: San Jose, Calif. Enrollment: 30,068 Founded: 1857 President: Don. W. Kassing Affiliation: NCAA Division I Conference: Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Nickname: Spartans Colors: Gold, White, & Blue Director of Athletics: Tom Bowen Department Phone: (408) 924-1200 Home Pool: The Aquatics Center Water Polo SID: Amy Pflughaupt Office Phone: (408) 924-1208 FAX: (408) 924-1291 Email: TEAM INFORMATION Head Coach: Lou Tully (San Jose State, 1967) Office Phone: (408) 924-1523 Email: Record, Yrs. at SJSU: 136-152, (10) Overall Record, Yrs.: 136-152, (10) Assistant Coach: Fana Fuqua (California, 2001) Email: Volunteer Assistant: Doug Robinson (Cal Poly, 1988) 2005 Record: 11-19 2005 MPSF Record: 3-9 2005 Conference Finish: 12th Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/5 Hazlett practiced well during the preseason workouts and is getting stronger. Gambello is another Spartan with a strong outside shot. CONFERENCE OUTLOOK Tully expects 2005’s top four teams, UCLA, USC, Stanford and Hawai’i to be the frontrunners again in 2006. Early-season tournament competitions at Stanford, February 11-12, and at UC Santa Barbara, February 25-26, will let the Spartans know quickly where they stand on a national level. “Our performance at the Santa Barbara Tournament will give us a good indication of where we are and how we’re doing as a team,” Tully says.

Senior Katie Morgan has averaged 31 goals scored a season from her defender position.


San Jose State University Women’s Water Polo

Coaching Staff
Lou Tully
Head Coach 10th Season

Fana Fuqua
Assistant Coach 1st Season

LouTully is in his tenth season as San Jose State University’s women’s water polo head coach. As the only coach of the Spartans, he has taken a program from infancy and developed a national-caliber team that finishes regularly in the top-20 of the final national poll. Four times in the last eight seasons, San Jose State has produced a .500 or better win-loss record. Tully has a major college coaching record of 136-152 in his first nine seasons at the Spartans’ helm. San Jose State players have earned All-American recognition eight times under his leadership. Successful at the high school, community college and club levels, he joined San Jose State in 1996 after coaching the boys and girls teams at Leland High School in San Jose. Tully began his coaching career in 1966 at Menlo Junior College where he coached water polo and swimming. He spent 11 years coaching at various local high schools including a league championship at Mt. Pleasant High School in 1977 and at Leland High School in 1997. Tully has coached high school AllAmericans including Mike Castaneda, Steve Lynn, Norman Villanueva, Tres Threatt and Brent Vanderkam. In addition to coaching the Spartans, Tully has overseen and coached the San Jose Splash for 12 years, a club team for local junior women’s players that he started. A long-time water polo official, Tully has officiated at every level including the Junior Olympic Nationals, U. S. Senior Men’s and Women’s National Championships, community college state championships and NCAA Division I men’s and women’s matches. Tully currently serves on the board of the Peninsula Referees Association. The 1967 San Jose State graduate majored in physical education and played four seasons of collegiate water polo. He went on to earn his master’s degree in physical education from San Jose State in 1972. Tully also holds a California Life Teaching Credential. He and his wife, Susan, have two adult children, Megan and Ian. The Tullys reside in San Jose.

Fana Fuqua, a member of the United States women's water polo national team, is in her first year as the assistant women’s water polo coach at San Jose State. She will concentrate on coaching the team's defense and oversee recruiting. “Fana brings a tremendous wealth of experience both nationally and internationally to the Spartan water polo program,” says head coach Lou Tully. “She is incredibly focused and her work ethic will provide a fabulous role model for everyone associated with our program.” Fuqua was an all-star goalkeeper for the 1998 through 2001 University of California water polo teams. She helped the Golden Bears to Final Four appearances in four straight seasons. California was second in 1998 and 1999 and fourth in 2000 and 2001. Fuqua was named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation's "Goalie of the Year" in 2000 and her team's "Most Valuable Player" in 2000 and 2001. The 2001 University of California graduate majored in early childhood development. A member of the U.S. national team since 2000, she played overseas from 2002 through 2005 for the University of New South Wales team in Australia. "I played against Lou [Tully] at Cal and I've admired his teams and their professionalism," says Fuqua, a Menlo Park, Calif., native who founded the Atherton (Calif.) High School women’s water polo program. "It was never an easy game when we played them. I'm really excited for the opportunity to make this program better.”

Doug Robinson
Volunteer Assistant 7th Season

Doug Robinson is in his seventh season as the Spartans’ volunteer assistant. He has coached high school water polo at several area schools and is in his 17th year as a middle school alternative schools teacher for the Santa Clara Country Office of Education. He played water polo at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. and continues to compete as member of the Bay Area Masters’ Water Polo Club. The 1988 graduate of Cal Poly resides in Campbell.


The Spartans
1A Kendra Adama
5-9, SO, 1V Goalkeeper Redlands, Calif. Kinesiology Major
AT SJSU: In her second season at San Jose State...expected to split time with Krissy Hansell as the starting goalkeeper. 2005: Appeared in 14 games and played in 54 quarters...second on the team in saves with 102...complete games included a 7-6 win over Indiana on February 25 and a 10-4 victory over UC Irvine on March 6. AT REDLANDS HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years each in water polo (Coach Matt Fry) and in swimming (Coach Eric Dahuke) at Redlands (Calif.) High AllCitrus Belt League selection in 2003 and 2004. PERSONAL: Played for the club team CHAWP (Coach Greg Salvinski)...a kinesiology major…enjoys watching movies and dancing…has an older sister, Kristin, and a younger brother, Kyle…daughter of Dale and Raeann Adama…Kendra Eileen Adama was born in Redlands, Calif., on March 15, 1986. 2003: Saw action as a reserve utility player...was not credited with any goals scored. AT CABRILLO HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four times in swimming and twice in water polo (Coaches Joel Jory, Bob Lawrence, and Scott Alvarez) at Cabrillo High School in Lompoc, Calif...named all-Los Padres league and all-state in water all-league selection in swimming...multiple-time state Sportsmanship and Citizenship honoree...state scholar athlete. PERSONAL: A recreation and leisure studies major with an emphasis in leadership and administration and minors in music and business...would like to own or direct a kids summer camp …member of the Spartan marching and pep bands…enjoys music, reading, and going to the beach…has two brothers, Richard and Jim, who is a Los Angeles county lifeguard …daughter of Richard and Carrie Darling…Jeannette Marie Darling was born in Grand Forks, North Dakota on April 27, 1984.

10 Brooke Eisner
5-6, JR, JC Attacker Lodi, Calif. Liberal Studies Major
AT SJSU: In her second season at San Jose State...redshirted the 2005 season...a 2005 San Jose State University “Scholar-Athlete” Award honoree. AT MERCED COLLEGE: Lettered in water polo (Coach Bill Halpin) and swimming at Merced College...was an all-conference selection in water polo. AT LODI HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Dan Christy) three times and swimming (Coach John Griffin) four times at Lodi (Calif.) High School. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for Coach Dan Christy...a liberal studies major…would like to become an elementary school teacher...has one sister, Jennifer Weaver…daughter of Frank and Donna Eisner…Brooke Susan Eisner was born in Lodi, Calif ., on February 14, 1984.

13 Jennie Darling
5-4, SR, SQ Attacker Lompoc, Calif. Recreation Major
AT SJSU: In her fourth season at San Jose State. 2005: Saw action as a reserve utility player...was not credited with any goals scored. 2004: Saw action as a reserve attacker...scored two goals.


San Jose State University Women’s Water Polo

The Spartans
15 Tarin Gambello
5-8, FR, HS Utility Soquel, Calif. Kinesiology Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT SOQUEL HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo, swimming (Coach Mark Garrett), and basketball (Coach John Wilson) two times each at Soquel High School in Santa Cruz, Calif...her water polo team was undefeated 2002-04...was an all-league water polo selection. PERSONAL: Played two years for the Surf City and two years for the San Jose Splash club teams...a kinesiology major with an emphasis in athletic training… would like to become an athletic trainer…enjoys wake boarding and drawing…has three younger siblings Corey, Erica and Dana…daughter of John and Shari Gambello…Tarin Whitney Gambello was born in Santa Cruz, Calif., on March 20, 1986. 2003: Letterwinner in water polo. AT ST. IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo, basketball and track at St. Ignatius High School (Coach Paul Felton and Coach Dan Lang) in San Francisco, Calif. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Burlingame Water Polo Club...a liberal studies major with a minor in biology…enjoys reading and cooking…has two siblings named Melissa and Jillian…daughter of Dave and Kerry Hansell…Kristina Marie Hansell was born in Daly City, Calif., on December 27, 1983.

4 Beth Harberts
6-0, JR, 1V 2M Player Redlands, Calif. Kinesiology Major
At SJSU: In her fourth season at San Jose State...tied for 20th all-time in career goals scored with 26...a two-time San Jose State University “ScholarAthlete” Award honoree. 2005: Was a member of the team, but did not see any game action while recovering from a preseason injury. 2004: Saw action early in the season and scored one goal in the UC Santa Barbara Tournament...ended up redshirting the season. 2003: Third on the team in scoring, with 25 goals...scored a career-high four goals at Arizona State on April 5...was the team’s leading scorer or shared team-high scoring honors seven times during the season. AT REDLANDS HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Matt Fry) and swimming at Redlands (Calif.) High School. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Outsiders (Coach Doug Drury) based in San Bernardino, Calif...a kinesiology major with an emphasis in teaching…would like to become a physical education teacher and/or a coach…has seen 11 concerts featuring the group 311…daughter of Tom Harberts and Sue Colon…Beth Catherine Harberts was born in Redlands, Calif., on October 17, 1983.

1 Krissy Hansell
5-11, SR, 3V Goalkeeper San Bruno, Calif. Liberal Studies Major
At SJSU: In her fourth season at San Jose State. 2005: Played in 18 games...was credited with 139 saves in 68 quarters ...recipient of the Adriane Riddle Award as the team’s “Most Inspirational Player” at the annual awards banquet. 2004: Played in eight games... was credited with 11 saves in 11 quarters.


The Spartans
9 Geraldine Hazlett
5-9, SO, TR Utility Modesto, Calif. Kinesiology Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT MICHIGAN: Played in 21 games for the 2005 Big Ten Conference champion and sixth-place finisher at the NCAA Championships...was credited with eight goals...had a two-goal game against Wheaton College (3/19). AT JOHANSEN HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Brent Bohlender) and swimming at Johansen High School in Modesto, Calif...2004 NISCIA first-team AllAmerican...scored 264 goals (143 as a senior and 121 as a junior) her last two seasons...named the Modesto Bee, Central California Conference “Player of the Year” and team “Most Valuable Player” twice...honored three years in a row by the California Scholastic Federation. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the ModestoStanislaus team (Coach Brent Bohlender)...named a Junior Olympic 18-and-under honorable mention player...a kinesiology with an emphasis in sport management… plans to attend graduate school…daughter of Gerardo Hazlett…Geraldine Marie Hazlett was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on January 14, 1986. freestyle races and competed in the backstroke for the swimming team. PERSONAL: Played club water polo in the Australian National League for the Balmain Tigers (Coach Phil Bower) from 1999 through 2005...from 1999 through 2003, played for the Balmain Tigers Open team...moved up to Balmain’s Division I team for the 2004 and 2005 seasons...has played competitive water polo in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States...was a member of the Australian School Girls Under-17 team...a radio/television/film major…enjoys the beach, surfing, skiing and watching movies…has an older sister named Marnie and a younger brother named Dan...daughter of Russell and Kelly Higlett…Alexis Lea Higlett was born on October 10, 1983 in Sydney, Australia.

3 Sarah Hovland
5-10, SO, 1V 2-Meter Cupertino, Calif. Social Sciences Major
AT SJSU: In her second season at San Jose State...tied for 31st all-time in career goals scored with 13...a 2005 San Jose State University “Scholar-Athlete” Award winner. 2005: Played in 13 matches...sixth on the team in scoring with 13 goals...had four multi-goal games...scored a career-high four goals in a 13-7 loss to Southern California (3/25)...had two-goal efforts in the wins over UC Davis and Michigan in the Fluid Five Tournament in Bloomington, Ind., and in the San Diego State victory (4/9). AT CUPERTINO HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Jennie Schwehr) four times, swimming four times, and basketball once at Cupertino (Calif.) High School...set a school water polo record for most career goals scored...a four-time allleague selection and a two-time league “Most Valuable Player.” PERSONAL: A social sciences major…would like to become a history teacher…has one older sister - Jenifer…daughter of Larry and Christine Hovland…Sarah Elizabeth Hovland was born in Mountain View, Calif., on June 13, 1986.

6 Alexis Higlett
5-6, SO, TR Attacker Balmain, Australia Radio/TV/Film Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT SYDNEY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL: Participated in water polo and swimming at Sydney Girls High School in New South Wales (Coach Nick Hume)...named to the Aussie Schoolgirls Team from 2000-01...named to the New South Wales combined high school first-team from 1999-2002...a four-time, first-team New South Wales all schools selection...a three-time team “Most Valuable Player” and team captain...specialized in the sprint


San Jose State University Women’s Water Polo

The Spartans
1B Kelly Kennison
5-10, FR, HS Goalkeeper Tehachapi, Calif. Biology Major
At SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT SAINT JOSEPH HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Jennie Charlesworth) four seasons at Saint Joseph High School in Lakewood, Calif...a 2005 first-team and two-time second-team All-Serra League selection...set the school record for most saves in a game with 17 and most saves in a single season with 287...finished second in school history in steals with 168...named her team’s “Most Valuable Player” her sophomore through senior seasons. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Long Beach Shore (Coach Ricardo Azevedo)...a biology major…plans to become a nurse…her four older brothers are Greg, Brian, Matt and Andy…brother, Matt, plays baseball for UC San Diego…daughter of David and Teresa Kennison…Kelly Alycee Kennison was born in Long Beach, Calif., on July 4, 1987.

14 Katie Morgan
5-10, SR, 3V Defender Antioch, Calif. Business Marketing Major
AT SJSU: In her fourth season at San Jose’s top returning goal scorer...ranks seventh all-time at the university in career goals with 93... her 46 goals in 2005 is seventh best at San Jose State...has 17 multi-goal games at the major college level. 2005: Played in 30 matches for the Spartans...finished second on the team in scoring with 46 goals...was the team’s top goal scorer in nine games..had a streak of three games (CS Northridge, CS San Bernardino and Indiana) in which he scored at least two goals and led the Spartans in scoring... scored a career-high five goals in a 12-6 against San Diego State (4/9)...had a second four-goal game against Big Ten Conference champion Michigan (4/2). 2004: Third on the Spartans in scoring with 32 goals...was the team’s high scorer in four games...scored seven goals in a doubleheader victory - a season-high four goals over Redlands and three against Arizona State (3/6). 2003: Fifth on the team in scoring with 15 goals...tied as the team’s high scorer in three games...scored a season-high three goals against Indiana. AT CARONDOLET HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach Steve Allard) four years at Carondolet High School in Concord, Calif...2002 high school all-American...named to the Contra Costa Times “Top-100 Athletes” in 2002...two-time firstteam All-North Coast Section selection...was named the team’s “Most Valuable Player” in 2001 and 2002. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Oakland Water Polo club team (Coaches Eileen Finney and Bill Gaebler)...a business marketing major…has three siblings – Shannon, Erin and Megan…daughter of Brian and Bonnie Morgan…Kaileen Michelle Noel Morgan was born in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 1984.

16 Brianna Lindsey
5-9, SO, TR Defender Upland, Calif. Nursing Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA: Was a member of the 2005 water polo team. AT UPLAND HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the 2004 C.I.F. Division V and 2003 C.I.F. Division III championship teams (Coach Terry Kimerling)...first-team all-league choice... second team All-C.I.F. selection in 2003 and 2004. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the CHAWP team that was third at the 2004 Junior Olympics...a nursing major...daughter of Doug and Lori Lindsey...twin sister Vanessa, is a sophomore on the University of California women’s water polo team...Brianna Mae Lindsey was born in Pomona, Calif., on April 8, 1986.


The Spartans
18 Julia Moruza
5-5, FR, HS Attacker Livermore, Calif. Major - Undeclared
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT GRANADA HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coaches Leslie Entwisle, Brian Divizich, and Mary Moruza) and swimming at Granada High School in Livermore, Calif...named first-team all-league’s as a junior...a second team all-league selection her sophomore and senior years. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Oakland Water Polo team...undecided on her major but leaning towards nursing…enjoys backpacking, surfing, playing the guitar and piano…has three siblings – Ana, Mary and Michael…daughter of Scott and Christine Moruza…Julia Teresa Moruza was born in Walnut Creek, Calif., on September 27, 1987.

7 Sara Natalizio
5-10, JR, TR Defender Irvine, Calif. Occupational Therapy Major
AT SJSU: In her second season at San Jose State...redshirted in 2005...a 2005 San Jose State University “Scholar-Athlete” award winner. AT ORANGE COAST COLLEGE: Lettered in water polo (Coaches Jeff Cotton and Mike Giles) and swimming (Coach Don Watson) at Orange Coast College...a first-team All-Orange Empire Conference selection in water polo and swimming as a sophomore...member of Orange Coast College’s 2003 state swimming championship team...won the 100 individual medley at the 2003 California Community College Championships. AT IRVINE HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo and swimming four times each (Coach Scott Hinman) at Irvine (Calif.) High School...a first-team all Sea View League selection and second-team Division I All-C.I.F. pick in water polo as a senior...earned high school All-American honors as a relay racer and helped her team win four C.I.F. swim championships. PERSONAL: An occupational therapy major…would like to become an occupational therapist after…brother, Jeff, swam for the University of California men’s team as an individual medley specialist during the 2001 through 2004 seasons... brother, Danny, is in his second season on the UC Santa Barbara men’s water polo team...daughter of Frank and Sue Natalizio…Sara Lynn Natalizio was born in Santa Ana, Calif., on April 2, 1984.

12 Juliet Moss
6-0, FR, HS 2M Player San Jose, Calif. Major - Undeclared
AT SJSU: In her first year at San Jose State. AT MT. PLEASANT HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo four times (Coaches Corrie Howard and Stan Weiss) and swimming three times at Mt. Pleasant High School in San Jose, Calif...named the Blossom Valley Aquatics League “Senior of the Year” in 2005 “Junior of the Year” in 2004...three-time team “Most Valuable Player” and in swimming. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the San Jose Splash (Coach Lou Tully)...mother Cheryll Moss swims in masters competitions…has one older sister, Lauren…daughter of Thomas and Cheryll Moss...Juliet Nicole Moss was born in San Jose, Calif., on May 1, 1987.

Jessie Oshann
5-2, JR, TR Utility Player Long Beach, Calif. Psychology Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE: Received All-American and all-conference honors playing for the 2004 and 2005 Long Beach City College (Coach Chris Oeding) state champions. AT EDISON HIGH SCHOOL: Named her team’s “Most Valuable Player” in 2003 (Coach Matt Whitmore)...a four-time all-league selection.


San Jose State University Women’s Water Polo

The Spartans
PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Vikings (Coach Chris Oeding)...a psychology major...has two sisters, Jackee and Joeyza...daughter of Cindee Oshann...Jessie Francis Oshann was born on August 17, 1985. AT ARCHBISHOP MITTY HIGH SCHOOL:

2 Kelly Pearce
5-10, SO, 1V Defender Concord, Calif. Major - Undeclared
AT SJSU: In her second season at San Jose State. 2005: Earned her first letter at the major college level...was not credited with any goals scored. AT CARONDOLET HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coaches Megan Hernandez and Aileen Finey) and swimming at Carondolet High School in Concord, Calif...received high school All-America water polo recognition...a first-team allBlossom Valley Aquatics League water polo selection. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Oakland Water Polo team (Coach Aileen Finey)...enjoys snowboarding and learning to play the guitar…has five siblings, Dusty, Michelle, Emily, Mike and Suzy…daughter of Marshall and Gloria Pearce…Kelly Lynn Pearce was born in Walnut Creek, Calif., on May 24, 1986. PERSONAL: An art major…enjoys watching baseball…has three siblings, Beau, Paige, and Mickey…daughter of Marvin and Mary Jane Rhodes…Rachel Anne Rhodes was born in Los Gatos, Calif., on August 31, 1984. Lettered in water polo and swimming four times each (Coaches Dave Towell and Doug Jones) at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif...named her team’s “Most Valuable Player” four times...a four-time All-Central Coast Section selection.

8 Angela Riddle
5-6, JR, 2V Attacker San Bernardino, Calif. Radio/TV/Film Major
AT SJSU: In her fourth year at San Jose State...11th all-time in career goals scored with 49...2004 total of 37 goals ties her for 13th on the Spartans’ single-season list...has scored two or more goals in a game 10 times heading into the 2006 season. 2005: Finished the season eighth in scoring with seven goals in seven matches...scored a season-high three goals against Santa Clara (1/29)...granted a redshirt year. 2004: Second on the team in scoring with 37 goals...was the team’s high scorer 10 times...scored two or more goals on nine occasions...scored a season-high four goals in each of the team’s two

20 Rachel Rhodes
5-10, JR, 2V Utility San Jose, Calif. Art Major
AT SJSU: In her third season at San Jose State...begins the season tied for 15th in career goals scored with 34...has scored 10 or more goals in each of her first two seasons. 2005: Fourth on the team in scoring with 24 goals in 30 matches played...was the team’s high scorer in the Santa Clara win (1/29) and against UC Santa Barbara (2/26) when she scored a season-high three goals in each contest. 2004: Eighth on the team in scoring with 10 goals...tied for the team’s high scorer against Southern California when she scored a season-high two goals.


The Spartans
contests against Pacific (4/9 & 5/1) ...had a streak of four straight games from March 31 through April 9 ((Hawaii, USC, Pacific, UC Santa Cruz) in which she was the team’s leading scorer, scored at least two goals in each of those games and totaled 11 Spartan scores. 2003: Tied for tenth on the team in scoring with five goals. AT SAN BERNARDINO HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coach David Smith) and swimming at San Bernardino (Calif.) High School in San Bernardino, Calif...a first-team AllC.I.F. selection. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Outsiders and Golden West club teams...a radio television and film major with a minor in recreation…her sister, Alison, plays water polo for USC…sister, Adriane, lettered in water polo at San Jose State in 2001 before succumbing to lung cancer in 2003....daughter of Bruce and Anita Riddle…Angela Bernice Riddle was born in San Bernardino, Calif., on January 8, 1984.

17 Annmarie Scott
5-9, FR, HS Utility Danville, Calif. Art Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT SAN RAMON VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo four times and swimming three times (Coach John Leach). PERSONAL: An art major with an emphasis in illustration and animation…has one older half-sister, Allison…daughter of Allen Scott and Britt Lundgren…Annmarie Caroline Scott was born in San Francisco, Calif., on October 20, 1986.

Elise Schuetz
5-6, JR, JC Attacker Stockton, Calif. Psychology Major
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT MERCED COLLEGE: Lettered in water polo (Coaches Bill Halpin and Bill Dossett) and swimming (Coach Scott McCall) at Merced College...All-American in both sports...first-team All NorCal Conference water polo selection. AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in swimming (Coach Christy Hosmer) and water polo (Coach Scott Avely) at Lincoln High School in Stockton, Calif...named her water polo team’s “Most Valuable Player” in 2002 and 2003. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the Ramit and Lincoln Pacific teams...a psychology major with a minor in photography…enjoys surfing and photography...has two siblings, Eric and Alex…daughter of Sid and Deanna Schuetz…Elise Ann Schuetz was born in Stockton, Calif., on November 8, 1984.

5 Tanya Torres
5-8, FR, HS Utility Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Major - Undeclared
AT SJSU: In her first season at San Jose State. AT RANCHO CUCAMONGA HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in water polo (Coaches Ty Hudson and Michael Erickson) four times and swimming three times...Baseline League “Most Valuable Player” in 2004 and 2005...a first-team All-Baseline League selection in 2002 and 2003. PERSONAL: Played club water polo for the El Rancho club team (Coach Marcelo Leonardi)...has one older sister named Tina and a younger brother named Frank…daughter of Frank and Jeanne Torres…Tanya Jeanne Torres was born in West Covina, Calif., on January 26, 1987.


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Adama, Kendra 2005 Andueza, Elisa 1998, 99 Charlesworth, Jennie 1998 Corcoran, Meghan 2004 Corgiat, Caroline 1998 Cox, Mary Beth 2002, 03, 04, 05 Craig, Sean 1998 Del Real, Faviola 2003, 04, 05 Fachner, Erika 2003 Fedoseyeva, Inna 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Garcia, Liz 1998, 99, 2000 Giles, Mary 1998 Govett, Laurel 1998 Greenfield, Lisa 1998 Grewal, Jessamyn 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Hansell, Krissy 2003, 04, 05 Harberts, Beth 2003 Garza, Beckie 1999, 2000 Haugen, Katie 2000 Heisel, Paula 1998 Hernandez, Catherine 1998 Holtz, Elizabeth 1999 Hovland, Sarah 2005 Hughes, Suzanne 1998 Hunt, Sara 1999-2000 Hyrne, Sharon 2002, 03, 04, 05 Johnson, Delores 2003 Kelly, Erin 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Kiene, Allison 2002 Kurvers, Allison 2000, 01, 02 Le Sueur, Stefanie 2001, 02 Levin, Jessica 2002, 03 Lipman, Nichole 2001, 02, 03 Lowry, Deanna 2003, 04 Machado, Monica 2004, 05 Morgan, Katie 2003, 04, 05 Nichols, Melanie 1999, 2000, 01 Nippert, Nicole 1998 Pearce, Kelly 2005 Rawdin, Cassie 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Rhodes, Rachel 2004, 05 Taylor, Christy 1998, 99, 2000, 01 Riddle, Adriane 2001 Riddle, Angela 2003, 04 Rozzen, Michelle 2002, 04 Schmidt, Julie 2000, 01, 03 Schneider, Jamie 2002, 03, 04, 05 Scott, Christine 1999, 2000, 01, 02 Scott, Laura 2002, 03, 04, 05 Snow, Sarah 1998 Strader, Angela 2004, 05 Turner, Monica 1998, 1999, 2000, 01 Welsh, Christine 2001, 02, 03 West, Dottie 1999, 2000 West, Neva 1999, 2000, 01, 02 White, Abbey 2004 Young-Heisel, Natasha 1999 2005 2004 2002 2001 2000 1999

Laura Scott Laura Scott Neva West Inna Fedoseyeva Inna Fedoseyeva Neva West Neva West Liz Garcia Honorable Mention Honorable Mention Third Team Honorable Mention First Team Honorable Mention Third Team Honorable Mention

All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 Laura Scott Jessica Levin Neva West Inna Fedoseyeva Inna Fedoseyeva Neva West Inna Fedoseyeva Neva West Liz Garcia Inna Fedoseyeva Liz Garcia First Team Honorable Mention Second Team Honorable Mention Second Team Honorable Mention Second Team Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention

All-Tournament Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
2002 2001 2000 Neva West Inna Fedoseyeva Inna Fedoseyeva Second Team Second Team Second Team

All-American Liz Garcia

Three-time All-American Neva West

Two-time All-American Inna Fedoseyeva

Two-time All-American Laura Scott


2005 Results/Statistics
2005 Season Results (11-19, 3-9 MPSF)
Date 29-Jan 29-Jan 10-Feb 12-Feb 12-Feb 13-Feb 13-Feb 18-Feb 25-Feb 25-Feb 26-Feb 26-Feb 27-Feb 5-Mar 6-Mar 25-Mar 26-Mar 2-Apr 2-Apr 3-Apr 3-Apr 9-Apr 10-Apr 16-Apr 17-Apr 22-Apr 23-Apr 28-Apr 30-Apr 1-May W/L W W L L W L L L W W L L L L W L L W W W L W L L L L W L L L Opponent UC DAVIS SANTA CLARA #HAWAI’I #Stanford #UC DAVIS #UCLA #California *CS NORTHRIDGE $CS San Bernardino $Indiana $Stanford $UC Santa Barbara $Loyola Marymount *at Long Beach State *at UC Irvine *USC *UC SANTA BARBARA %UC Davis %Michigan %Colorado State %Indiana *at San Diego State *at Arizona State *UCLA *CALIFORNIA *at Stanford *at Pacific &California &UC Santa Barbara &UC Irvine Score 10-9 (OT) 10-6 5-4 9-3 8-7 9-4 13-9 6-4 11-2 7-6 9-1 6-5 9-8 6-3 10-4 13-7 10-9 (OT) 12-8 10-9 (OT) 10-3 14-9 12-6 7-1 8-3 9-8 (OT) 13-5 13-4 7-5 7-6 (OT) 15-11 High Scorer, Goals Cox, 3 Riddle, Rhodes, 3 Four with 1 Morgan, 2 Scott, 3 Cox, 3 Scott, 3 Morgan, 2 Morgan, 3 Morgan, 4 Scott, 1 Rhodes, 3 Scott, Cox, 3 Scott, 2 Cox, Schneider, 3 Hovland, 4 Cox, 4 Cox, 4 Morgan, 4 Scott, 3 Scott, 4 Morgan, 5 Morgan, 1 Three with 1 Three with 2 Cox, 2 Schneider, 3 Morgan, 2 Morgan, Scott, 2 Scott, 6

2005 Goal Scorers
Name Laura Scott Katie Morgan Mary Beth Cox Rachel Rhodes Jamie Schneider Sarah Hovland Faviola Del Real Angela Riddle Sharon Hyrne Monica Machado SAN JOSE STATE OPPONENTS Matches Played 30 30 30 30 30 13 29 7 15 13 Goals 52 46 44 24 15 13 10 7 5 2 218 239

Name Krissy Hansell Kendra Adama Michelle Rozzen

Goalkeepers Games/Quarters 18/68 14/54 1/1

Saves 139 102 1

Score by Periods 1 2 3 4 OT1 OT2 Total San Jose State 48 56 53 53 4 3 218 Opponents 64 61 57 52 4 4 239

Goal Scoring
Most goals scored by a player in a game: 6, by Laura Scott, vs. UC Irvine, 5/1/05 6, by Christine Welsh, vs. UC San Diego, 3/9/03 5, by Katie Morgan, vs. San Diego State, 4/9/05 5, by Christine Welsh, vs. UC Santa Cruz, 1/26/02 5, by Inna Fedoseyeva, vs. Pacific, 2/26/00 5, by Erin Kelly, v s. CS Bakersfield, 4/25/99 5, by Liz Garcia, vs. Long Beach State, 3/27/98 Most goals scored by the team in a game: 18, vs. Santa Clara, 1/26/02 18, vs. UC Santa Cruz, 1/29/00 18, vs. Cal State Hayward, 2/1/98 16, vs. UC Santa Cruz, 1/26/02 16, vs. Santa Clara, 1/29/00

# – Stanford Invitational $ – Gaucho Tournament, Santa Barbara, Calif. (8th) % – Fluid Five, Bloomington, Ind. (2nd) * – Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Match & – Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament Home: 2-6 (0-6 MPSF) Away: 3-5 (3-3 MPSF) Neutral: 6-8

Year-by-Year Records
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Coach Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Lou Tully Overall Record 4-17 14-22 19-21 22-18 16-11 19-12 15-16 16-16 11-19 MPSF Record 2-7 2-7 4-5 5-5 5-6 3-7 4-7 3-9 MPSF Finish 9th 8th 7th 5th 6th 10th 9th 12th National Ranking 14th 9th 11th 5th 6th 9th 10th 12th Goals Scored 218 243 288 194 248 196 232 218


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The Record Book
Career Goal-Scoring Leaders
Name 1. Inna Fedoseyeva 2. Liz Garcia 3. Neva West 4. Laura Scott 5. Christy Taylor 6. Christine Welsh 7. Katie Morgan 8. Mary Beth Cox 8. Christine Scott 10. Jessamyn Grewal 11. Angela Riddle 12. Erin Kelly 13. Deanna Lowry Julie (Schmidt) Cahill 15. Rachel Rhodes 16. Jessica Levin 17. Jamie Schneider 18. Faviola Del Real Allison Kurvers 20. Cassie Rawdin 21. Beth Harberts Laurel Govett 23. Dottie West 24. Jennie Charlesworth 25. Stefanie LeSueur 26. Monica Machado Sharon Hyrne Caroline Corgiat 29. Natasha Young-Heisel 30. Monica Turner Seasons 1999-2002 1998-2000 1999-2002 2002-2005 1998-2001 2001-2003 2003-2005 2002-2005 1999-2002 1999-2002 2003-2005 1999-2002 2003-2004 2000-2001 2004-2005 2002-2003 2002-2005 2003-2005 2000-2002 1998-2001 2003-2005 1998-1999 1999-2000 1998-2001 2002 2002-2005 2002-2005 1998 1999 1998-2001 Goals 198 155 154 141 124 113 93 85 57 56 49 41 36 36 34 32 31 27 27 26 25 25 23 22 19 18 18 18 17 15

Single-Season Goal-Scoring Leaders
Name 1. Liz Garcia 2. Inna Fedoseyeva 3. Laura Scott 4. Inna Fedoseyeva 5. Laura Scott 6. Christine Welsh 7. Katie Morgan Neva West 9. Inna Fedoseyeva Liz Garcia 11. Mary Beth Cox 12. Liz Garcia 13. Angela Riddle Neva West 15. Neva West 16. Christine Welsh Neva West 18. Inna Fedoseyeva Christy Taylor 20. Christy Taylor 21. Katie Morgan 22. Christine Welsh 23. Mary Beth Cox 24. Jessica Levin 25. Beth Harberts 26. Rachel Rhodes Laura Scott Christy Taylor Laurel Govett 30. Deanna Lowry Season 1998 2000 2005 1999 2004 2002 2005 2000 2001 2000 2005 1999 2004 2001 1999 2003 2002 2002 2000 1999 2004 2001 2004 2003 2003 2005 2002 2001 1998 2004 Goals 71 69 52 51 49 48 46 46 45 45 44 39 37 37 36 35 35 34 34 33 32 30 29 28 25 24 24 24 24 23

All-Academic Mountain Pacific Sports Federation
2005 2004 2003 2002 Mary Beth Cox Mary Beth Cox Mary Beth Cox Inna Fedoseyeva Faviola Del Real Faviola Del Real Sharon Hyme Allison Kurvers Sharon Hyrne Sharon Hyrne Jessica Levin Nichole Lipman Laura Scott Angela Riddle Nichole Lipman Christine Scott Laura Scott Laura Scott

San Jose State University Scholar-Athletes
2005 2004 2002 Mary Beth Cox Faviola Del Real Sharon Hyrne Sara Natalizio Faviola Del Real Erika Fachner Abbey White Meghan Corcoran Lisa Covey Allison Kiene Allison Kurvers Laura Scott Abbey White Lindsey Failing Inna Fedoseyeva Melanie Nichols Cassie Rawdin Inna Fedoseyeva Liz Garcia Melanie Nichols Cassie Rawdin Inna Fedoseyeva Liz Garcia Erin Jonasson Ellen Kenny Natasha Young-Heisel Kim Caldwell Amy Fletcher Mary McDonough Nicole Nippert Brooke Eisner Angela Riddle Beth Harberts Mary Beth Cox Jessica Levine Alene White Xina Gleason Christine Scott Sara Hunt Christine Scott Laurel Govett Erin Matteucci Liz Garcia Rachelle Sentak Tarin Gambello Laura Scott Sharon Hyrne Inna Fedoseyeva Nichole Lipman Alison Kurvers Alison Kurvers Beth Harberts Brianna Wilson Monica Machado Sarah Hovland Laura Scott

Katherine Hansen Sharon Hyrne Monica Machado Christine Scott Nichole Lipman Katherine Mercer Kendall Mercer Michelle Moore Suzanne Hughes Christine Scott Suzanne Hughes

2001 2000 1999

Paula Heisel Elizabeth Holtz Mary McDonough Melanie Nichols Laurel Govett Paula Heisel Natasha Young-Heisel



San Jose State University
San José State University, Silicon Valley's metropolitan university, is the largest source of engineering, science and business graduates for the world’s most exciting technology center. San José State offers its students: o an exceptional learning environment o a cultural crossroads o talented and imaginative colleagues o a place to hone professional skills o the intellectual vitality of the Bay Area A nationally-acclaimed university: o 4th best regional public university in the western United States – 2003 U.S. News & World Report, "America’s Best Colleges" o 15th most popular college or university in America for the transfer student – 2003 U.S. News & World Report, "America’s Best Colleges" o 10th nationally for the greatest number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to minority students – 2004 Black Issues in Higher Education, "Top 100" o 27th nationally for the greatest number of Hispanic bachelor’s degree graduates – Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, "Top 100 Colleges for Hispanics," May 5, 2003 A personable, large and diverse university: Founded in 1857, San Jose State was the first public institution of higher education on the West Coast. From its beginnings as a normal school to train teachers for the developing frontier, it has matured into a master's university offering 150 bachelor's and master's degrees. San José State University finds strength in its diversity. For many first-generation students, it is a gateway to economic independence and social mobility. It is an center of cultural and intellectual development and an opportunity for lifelong learning. Students range in age from first-time freshmen to college transfers to professionals seeking additional education. Student demographics –– with ethnic pluralism –– provide the benefits of multiple cultures and diverse student interests and activities. The university's 30,000 students study in eight fully accredited colleges: Applied Sciences and Arts, Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities and the Arts, Science, Social Sciences and Social Work. Academic strength also is seen in the university's nationally-recognized programs. Examples include the School of Music, the School of Art and Design, the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, the School of Nursing and the School of Library and Information Science. Learning facilities include computer-equipped classrooms and the Western world's only undergraduate nuclear science facility. Focusing on applied research, faculty members are exploring everything from the depths of the ocean to the surface of Mars. Graduation, employment opportunities, success and leadership: Graduating 6,000 students annually, San José State provides the professional infrastructure for the region –– from teachers to social workers to artists to law enforcement officers to nurses. In the California State University system, San José State University ranks first among 23 campuses for an all-time number of employment listings. More than 355,000 jobs are available through the campus Career Center. o An average of 13 employment opportunities per student. The terms, "leaders and professionals," describe not just the types of graduates who earn their degrees at San José State, but the roles they assume in their communities and in their fields of endeavor.


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Don W. Kassing was appointed president of San José State University in May 2005, after serving eight months as interim president. He will serve as the permanent president until 2007, when a search will be undertaken for his successor. Kassing had served San José State as vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer since November 1993. As vice president for administration and finance, he was responsible for six major administrative units on campus: Administrative Systems and Finance, Facilities Development and operations, Human Resources, University Police Department, University Computing and Telecommunications and Spartan Shops, Inc. As Chief Financial Officer, he had overall responsibility for all business and financial affairs of the campus. He is responsible for the financing and construction of the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library and the Campus Village Project (student and faculty housing). He served as Treasurer of the University Foundation and provided administrative oversight to all auxiliaries.

Don W. Kassing President

Kassing's 25 years experience in higher education includes service as: * Vice President for University Relations and Administrative Services - Murray State University (Kentucky) * Vice President for Development and Public Affairs - Western State College of Colorado From 1975 to 1986 he served at Belleville Area College, in Belleville, Illinois, where he taught management and marketing, served as department chair, and for two years was president of the Granite City Campus. Before that, he worked for 11 years in private industry, including eight years in corporate finance and operations management for Brown Group Inc. and three years with General Motors Corporation. His professional contributions include: * San José Sports Authority Board * United Way Silicon Valley Board * United Way Community Impact Committee * San José Downtown Association * Western Athletic Conference In its July 2005 issue, San Jose magazine named him to its "Power 100" - an annual list of the most influential people in Silicon Valley. Kassing holds a master's degree in business administration and a B.S. in economics from St. Louis University. He is married with three children and five grandchildren. tion in the community. San Francisco was the first NFL franchise to implement an annual giving program. As an assistant and associate director of athletics at the University of California from July 2000 through September 2002, he was responsible for all athletic fundraising. Bowen was credited with developing the first comprehensive planned giving program for the Golden Bears. At Saint Mary's College, he was the Director of Foundations and Corporate Relations from May 1995 to January 1997 before being appointed an associate director of athletics position by the president of the college. His grant proposal acumen helped raise $6.1-million in academic funding for the institution. From January 1997 through April 2000, he managed the athletics department's budget, directed a corporate sponsorship program and interacted with the academic senate, faculty and university personnel on student-athlete issues. The 1983 graduate of the University of Notre Dame played high school football at Moreau High in Hayward, Calif. He majored in theology/sociology and spent six years studying for the priesthood with the Holy Cross Fathers. Bowen went on to earn a master's degree in administration/education from the University of San Francisco in 1990. His first professional leadership appointment in athletics was at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif. From 1987 through 1995, he held the positions of assistant football coach and athletics director. He is a Level 2 certified member of the College Athletic Business Management Association (CABMA), the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Society of Fund Raising Executives and an associate member of the Indiana University School of Philanthropy. Bowen currently is an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Sports Management. He has been a guest lecturer at several Bay Area university campuses. The Denver, Colo., native was born on May 27, 1961. He and his wife, Mia, are the parents of three children. In 2006, Andrew will be eight-years-old; Peter, four; and, daughter, McKenna, three.

Tom Bowen was named San Jose State University's director of intercollegiate athletics on December 20, 2004. His leadership positions at the professional, collegiate and high school levels have prepared him to effectively deal with the complexities, intricacies and nuances of managing and operating a NCAA Division I-A program. In his first year leading the Spartans, Bowen has overhauled the department's infrastructure, invested resources both in external and internal operations, initiated an enhanced website presence, appointed new head coaches in football, men's basketball, men's golf and women's golf and named interim head coach in women's swimming and diving. Under his watch, the Spartan Foundation, the department's fund-raising component, had its most-successful annual drive in many years raising $1.1-million. For the first time in two decades, San Jose State University athletics has a local play-by-play broadcast package for Spartan football and basketball. As an integral member of the University's presidential staff, he has created new short and long-term revenue streams for intercollegiate athletics and many other campus extra-curricular activities. His initiatives and leadership have created new energy department -wide and throughout the university. His vision for student-athlete success and excellence led to the creation of a Student Success Services component. Above all, his goal for San Jose State University athletics is building a "Culture of Champions" academically, in the fields of competition and in the community. Bowen came to San Jose State after serving three years as the director of community affairs and the executive director of the 49ers Foundation for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He directed all of the team's fund-raising activities and was responsible for alumni and current player participa-

Tom Bowen Director of Athletics


Athletics Facilities

The Student Success Services personnel, the Scott Gadway Academic Center and the football offices are in the Simpkins Stadium Center, which is located between Spartan Stadium and the Koret Athletic Training Center.

The 10,000 square-foot Koret Athletic Training Center is a state-of-theart facility that also contains a rehabilitation and training room and the Jeff Garcia Hall of Champions.

The Aquatics Center, opened in May 1988, is home to San Jose State University water polo matches and swimming and diving meets. The pool is one of the largest ever constructed in California. Dimensions are 200-feet long and 75-feet wide. Two movable bulkheads divide the pool into diving, lap swimming and recreational swimming areas.


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