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WINTer | 2013-14 The Woods Magazine
The 2002 men’s volleyball team;
women’s soccer player Erin Jewell;
softball player Ashley Windmiller;
and women’s basketball player Patty
Wilderman make up the 2014
William Woods University Athletics
Hall of Fame Class.
The William Woods athletics
department has a long, rich history,”
said Athletic Director Jason Vittone.
We talk to our student-athletes about
leaving behind a legacy for others to
follow; this group certainly
accomplished that.”
The 2014 inductees join the 2013
class: Fulton native and Olympic
champion Helen Stephens; former
athletic director Roger Ternes; and
all-time leading scorer for women's
basketball Lana Unnewehr-Brooks.
The induction ceremony will be the
morning of Jan. 25, and the members
will be announced again during the
basketball games against Freed-
Hardeman University in the afternoon.
All of these athletes) accomplished
some great things while they were at
William Woods,” Vittone said. “We
look forward to bringing them back
to campus.”
The 17 members of the men’s
volleyball team were Buddy Smith,
Kevin Goff, Nick Ptaschinski, Luke
Olczyk, Chris Gilbert, Brad Evans,
B.J. Lightvoet, Kevin Frantz,
Braxton Spangle, Jerry Stevens,
Tom Lightvoet, Jesse Burg, Kenny
Wright, Brady Starr, K.C. Andrews,
Dan Headley, and Andy Long.The
team was coached by Mark Jones and
assisted by Christopher Ornee.
The team went an astounding 31-4
on the season and 9-1 in the MAMVIC
Mid-America Men’s Volleyball
Intercollegiate Conference).They went
on to win the 2002 Tachikara NAIA
Men's Volleyball National Invitational
Tournament, and became the first
William Woods team to win a
national championship.
Jewell played soccer 1999-2002,
when the Owls went 56-21-2, won
the American Midwest Conference
regular season (1999), and the
tournament championship twice
(’99, ’01).
She compiled 70 goals, 28
assists, and 104 points, placing her in
the top five in school history in each
category, and her 70 goals still stand
atop the school records.
She also was a two-time AMC
Most Valuable Player Award winner
(’01, ’02),
a four-time All-AMC
First Team honoree, and a two-
time NAIA All-Region V First
Team (’01, ’02).
Windmiller, a catcher, played on the
Owls softball team 2004-2007 and
compiled numerous awards and records.
She ranks first in the record books in
most runners picked-off (22), caught
stealing (35), home runs (43), runs-
batted-in (198), and total bases (447).
She also was 2004 AMC Freshman
of the Year, 2006 Player of the Year,
four-time First Team All-AMC
winner, NAIA All-American First-
Team in 2005 and 2007, and 2007
NAIA Region V Player of the Year. She
also ranks in the top 10 of 14 different
career statistical categories for the Owls.
Wilderman was a four-year standout
on the women’s basketball team, and her
name continues to stand near the top of
the record books. From 1988 to 1992,
she totaled 1,941 points, placing her in
second place all time behind last year’s
inductee, Lana Unnewehr-Brooks.
She ranks first in school history in
steals (278) and free throw percentage
while ranking in the top five in
rebounds (839), assists (388), field goals
and free throws made (526).
During the 1991-92 season,
Wilderman was NAIA All-District
Player of the Year and was named
to the NAIA All-American honorable
mention team.
Hall of
fame class
By Ben Mizera, Sports Information Director
The 2002 men's volleyball team wins the 2002 Tachikara NAIA Men's
Volleyball National Invitational Tournament and becomes the first
WilliamWoods team to win a national championship.
Photo courtesy of athletics department)