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<ul><li><p>12011-12 Mens and Womens Game Day Program $1</p></li><li><p>222www.lindenwoodlions.com</p><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p></li><li><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p><p>www.lindenwoodlions.com1</p><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p><p>wwwww.w.lilindndenenwowoododlilionons.s.cocomm11</p><p>Whats Inside</p><p>Location ...................................................... St. Charles, Mo.Founded ..........................................................................1827Enrollment ....................................................................8,787Affi liation............................NCAA Division II CandidacyConference .......................................................IndependentNickname ..................................................................... LionsColors ...........................................................Black and GoldArena ...............................................................Hyland Arena Capacity ....................................................................3,000 President .............................................Dr. James D. EvansAthletics Director ............................................... John Creer</p><p>Head Womens Coach.................................... Tony Francis Alma Mater .......................................... Culver-Stockton Career Record .................................21-10 (2nd season) Record at LU ...................................21-10 (2nd season)Assistant Coach .........................................Melanie SchmittGraduate Assistant .......................................... Kelly AlbersStudent Assistant ............................................Jeremy Leake 2010-11 Record ........................................................... 21-102010-11 Conference Record ........................................ 15-5</p><p>Head Mens Coach .....................................Brad Soderberg Alma Mater .......................... Wisconson-Stevens Point Career Record ........................... 263-163 (16th season) Record at LU ....................................52-16 (3rd season)Assistant Coach .........................................Terry HollanderAssistant Coach .....................................Marshall NewmanStudent Manager ......................................... Dave Paluczak2010-11 Record ............................................................. 29-62010-11 Conference Record ........................................ 17-3</p><p>Table of Contents Quick Facts</p><p>Presidents Letter ......................................... 5Womens Coaching Staff ............................ 6Mens Coaching Staff ................................. 7Womens Roster ........................................... 8Mens Roster ................................................. 9</p><p>11/12 Lincoln (Mo.) 6 p.m. 11/16 at Kentucky Wesleyan 6 p.m. 11/22 Illinois at Springfi eld 7 p.m. 11/25 vs. S.D. School of Mines &amp; Tech.* 6 p.m.11/26 vs. Black Hills State (S.D.)* 1 p.m. 11/29 Drury (Mo.) 7 p.m. 12/3 at Southeast Missouri State 5 p.m. 12/13 at Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 7 p.m. 12/16 vs. William Woods (Mo.)^ 5 p.m. 12/17 vs. Robert Morris (Ill.)^ 5 p.m. 12/29 at Hawaii at Hilo 5:30 p.m. 12/30 at Chaminade (Hawaii) 5 p.m. 1/7 at New Orleans (La.) 2 p.m. 1/12 at McKendree (Ill.) 7 p.m. 1/14 Urbana (Ohio) 1 p.m. 1/19 Central Oklahoma 5 p.m. </p><p>Lindenwood Scorecard ....................... 10Visitor Scorecard ................................. 11Womens Photos .................................. 13Mens Photos ................................. 14Feature Story ................................. 15</p><p>11/11 vs. Union (Tenn.)* 5 p.m.11/12 vs. Logan* 5 p.m.11/17 vs. Tiffi n (Ohio)^ 5:15 p.m.11/18 vs. Southwest Baptist (Mo.)^ 3 p.m.11/19 at Alaska Fairbanks^ 5:15 p.m.11/30 at Urbana (Ohio) 7:30 p.m.12/2 at Central State (Ohio)# 8 p.m.12/3 vs. Wilberforce (Ohio)# 5 p.m.12/13 Concordia 7 p.m.12/17 at Lincoln (Mo.) 3 p.m.12/19 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 7 p.m.12/28 vs. La Sierra% 2 p.m.12/29 vs. Menlo (Calif.)% 4 p.m.12/30 vs. Daemen (N.Y.)% 8 p.m.1/5 Central Bible (Mo.) 7 p.m.1/10 at Mid-Continent (Ky.) 7 p.m.1/13 Central Christian (Mo.)&amp; 8 p.m.1/14 Central State&amp; 5 p.m.</p><p>1/19 Central Oklahoma 7 p.m.1/21 Northeastern State 4 p.m.1/23 Webster (Mo.) 7 p.m.1/25 at McKendree (Ill.) TBA1/28 Lincoln (Mo.) 4 p.m.1/31 Culver-Stockton (Mo.) 7 p.m.2/11 Urbana (Ohio) 4 p.m.2/14 Victory 7 p.m.2/16 at Central Oklahoma TBA2/18 at Northeastern State 4 p.m.2/20 McKendree 7 p.m.3/1-3 Independent National Championship in Spearfi sh, S.D.</p><p>* - McKendree Classic (Lebanon, Ill.)^ - Alaska Invitational (Fairbanks, Alaska)# - Central State Classic (Wilberforce, Ohio)% - Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.)&amp; - Texas Roadhouse (St. Charles, Mo.)All Game Times are Local Time</p><p>1/21 Northeastern State (Okla.) 2 p.m. 1/24 Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) 7 p.m.1/26 at Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 5 p.m. 1/28 at Oakland City (Ind.) 1 p.m. 2/2 Central State 7 p.m. 2/4 Urbana (Ohio) 12 p.m. 2/9 McKendree (Ill.) 7 p.m.2/16 at Central Oklahoma 5 p.m.2/18 at Northeastern State (Okla.) 2 p.m. 2/23 Lindenwood-Belleville (Ill.) 7 p.m.2/28 Oakland City (Ind.) 7 p.m.</p><p>* - S.D. School of Mines &amp; Technology Thanksgiving Classic (Rapid City, S.D)^ - MidAmerica Naz Classic (Olathe, Kan.)</p><p>Womens Basketball Schedule</p><p>mens Basketball Schedule</p><p>Advertisers IndexBook-X-Change ...................................................... IFCQdoba ............................................................................ 4Lange Insurance ........................................................... 8Lions Den ................................................................... 12BMG ............................................................................ 16Hogan ....................................................................... IBCSt. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau ........BC</p></li><li><p>www.lindenwoodlions.com</p><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p><p>2</p></li><li><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p><p>www.lindenwoodlions.com3</p><p>Welcome to todays game at Hyland Arena</p><p>Lindenwood University is celebrating 184 years of educating young people. This new academic term began with nearly 4,000 students living on the this beautiful 500-acre campus. We are continuing to construct modern facilities and hire the very best faculty members to provide a college education of the highest quality. </p><p>Many examples of our expansion are near the Hyland Arena. Just to the south of the Hyland Arena, the 119,000 square-foot Evans Commons student center is open for business. To the north of the arena is our new School of Business and Entrepreneurship, housed in Harmon Hall, which was recently doubled in size. And just outside of Hunter Stadium, we </p><p>are constructing a 43,000 square foot Student-Athlete Center that will house an academic success center, new locker rooms, athletic training facilities, a Champions Room, and </p><p>coaches offi ces. Completion of that building is expected in late 2012. Lindenwoods athletics facilities are fi rst-class and ensure a competitive training and recruiting </p><p>environment. </p><p>Lindenwoods doctoral program in education is thriving, and additional doctoral programs are under consideration. We are busy planning a new apartment-style student </p><p>residential facility, and other wonderful changes are on the horizon. We are proudly transitioning 26 sports into the NCAA Division II, many of which will be joining in Fall 2012 the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA), the fi nest Division II athletics conference in the country. </p><p>Please take the time to drive around campus. Our pursuit of fi rst-class performance is evident in everything we do. Lindenwoods vibrant mission, beautiful campus and other </p><p>outstanding characteristics make it one of the regions leaders in higher education. </p><p>Sincerely,</p><p>James D. Evans, Ph.D.President</p><p>Lindenwood Universwith nearly 4,000 stmodern facilities aquality. </p><p>Many examArena,the noHarmo</p><p>are csu</p><p>Lpro</p><p>residetransiti2012 thathletic</p><p>Pleaseid</p><p>Presidents Letter</p></li><li><p>www.lindenwoodlions.com</p><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p><p>4</p><p>Tony Francis is entering his second season as the head coach of the Lindenwood Lady Lions basketball program.</p><p>In 2010, Francis led one of the top turnarounds in the country when he took the Lindenwood program back to the upper echelon of the HAAC. The Lady Lions went from nine wins in 2009 to 21 in 2010. The program also fi nished in second place in the HAAC Conference. Lindenwood put together two six game winning streaks during the season. The Lions compiled </p><p>a home record of 12-4 and conference mark of 15-5. Under Francis guidance, the team placed in the top fi ve in numerous school records. Three Lady Lions were named to the All-HAAC squad and Morgan Harrington was named to the NAIA All-American team. Coach Francis was also named the Conference Coach of the Year.</p><p>Before accepting the head coaching posistion at Lindenwood, Francis spent eight seasons as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I, St. Louis. At Saint Louis, Francis was the recruiting coordinator and he helped the Billikens land some of the top talent in the St. Louis area and beyond. He was also in charge of developing the teams post players. The past couple of seasons, he was a mentor to center Amanda Kemezys, who earned Atlantic 10 all-conference honors the past two seasons. He also signed Theresa Lisch, who was a fi rst-team all-conference and Academic All-American at Saint Louis.</p><p>Melanie Schmit is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the womens basketball team.</p><p>In her fi rst season, Schmit helped turn around the Lindenwood program. The Lady Lions went from nine wins in 2009-10 to 21 wins in 2010-11. Lindenwood fi nished second in the HAAC, had three all-conference performers, and one All-American.</p><p>Schmit comes to Lindenwood after spending the 20 years as a high school coach. She spent 17 years at New Haven </p><p>High School and the last three years at Troy High School.While the head coach at New Haven, Schmit helped start the </p><p>womens basketball program in 1994 and compiled an overall record of 177-69. She also led the Shamrocks to the 1A state championship in 2002, fi ve conference titles, four district championships, and was named the 1A coach of the year in 2002.</p><p>For the past three years, Schmit was the head coach at Troy High School where the Trojans went 50-32 and played in the district title game for three straight seasons. Schmit was named Coach of the Year by the Lincoln County Journal.</p><p>Womens Head Coach - Tony FrancisFrancis helped the Billikens win 82 games. He was a member of </p><p>the staff in 2002-03 when the team fi nished fi fth in the Atlantic-10 and advanced to the WNIT. That squad had the second-best winning percentage at Saint Louis over the last 23 years.</p><p>Prior to coaching at Saint Louis, Francis was a successful head coach at Silex (Mo.) High School from 1994-2002. In eight years, he led the Owls to a 159-67 record and won fi ve district and fi ve conference championships. His top team came in 2001 when Silex won the Class 1A Missouri state championship. Francis coached fi ve All-State players and nine players earned college basketball scholarships. He was named the 1A Coach of the Year after his state championship season. He was the Lincoln County Coach of the Year fi ve times and District Coach of the Year once.</p><p>Francis played basketball at Culver-Stockton College. He began his coaching career there as a mens student assistant, helping the team win the 1991 HAAC Championship. He graduated from Culver-Stockton in 1991 with a bachelors degree in physical education.</p><p>Francis and his wife, Rhonda, have two daughters, Lexis and Arianna.</p><p>Assistant Coach - Melanie Schmit Assistant Coaches</p><p>Kelly Albers is in her fi rst season on the coaching staff for the Lady Lions. Albers will be a graduate assistant for Coach Tony Francis after playing for Lindenwood the previous two season. </p><p>During her playing days at Lindenwood she averaged over 10 points a game and seven rebounds. She was named to the third team all-conference her senior season. Recorded 16 double-doubles over her career as a Lady Lion.</p><p>Jeremy Leake is in his fi rst season as a student assistant on the womens basketball staff. </p><p>Leake was a standout high school basketball player for Mark Twain. After high school Leake attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, Mo. </p><p>He has been involved in many areas of basketball including assisting at clinics, and coaching an AAU girls team. </p><p>He and his wife, Tanya, have three daughters, Skylyr, Sydny, and Shayly. </p></li><li><p>2011-12 Basketball Game Day Program</p><p>www.lindenwoodlions.com5</p><p>Marshall Newman returns to the sidelines for his seventh year as an assistant coach with the Lions basketball team and his third year on head coach Brad Soderbergs staff. Newman assists in all aspects in the program including recruiting, and on-court coaching.</p><p>Newman has been a part of the top two Lindenwood teams in program history. In his fi rst season at the school in 2005-06, he helped the Lions win a school record 26 games. That squad won the fi rst HAAC Championship in school history, </p><p>and it advanced to the NAIA Division II Tournament Final Four. In 2010-11, he was a part of the coaching staff on the Lindenwood team which broke the 2005-06 record for wins. Lindenwood won 29 games that year, won its second HAAC Championship, and advanced to the second round of the NAIA Division I National Tournament.</p><p>Newman completed his playing career for Webster University in 2005. He earned all-St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference honors for the Gorloks. Prior to playing at Webster, Newman was an all-conference performer at Illinois Central College, where he averaged 13 points and six rebounds per game.</p><p>A native of St. Louis and a 2000 graduate of Lindbergh High School, Newman graduated from Webster University in May of 2005 with a degree in media communications, and received his Master of Arts in Teaching in May of 2007.</p><p>Terry Hollander is entering his second season as an assistant coach for the Lindenwood Lions basketball team. He came to Lindenwood after 30 years as head coach of St. Charles West High School.</p><p>In his fi rst year at Lindenwood, he was part of the coaching staff for the top team in program history. The Lions went 29-6 overall, won a share of the HAAC Championship, participated in the HAAC Tournament Championship game, and advanced to the second round of the NAIA Division I National Tournament.</p><p>During his time at St. Charles West, he compiled a record of 549-279. He led the Warriors to the schools only state championship in 1995, a second place fi nish in 2008, and fi nished third in 1994 and 2003. His teams were also district champions 12 times.</p><p>Hollander was inducted into the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2008. During his coaching career in high school athletics he has also been a football, baseball and golf coach.</p><p>Hollander graduated from Truman State Unive...</p></li></ul>