Shumaker pushes past 200-win mark

Shumaker pushes past 200-win mark

Coach Dave Shumaker has cleared the milestone 200-win threshold in leading the BBC Lady Defenders Women's Volleyball team.

The Lady Defenders, winners of four straight and eight of their last nine contests, next take on the University of Scranton in a non-conference away matchup on Tuesday, October 5 at 7 p.m.

Coach Shumaker hit the 200-win mark October 1 in a victory over Rutgers-Camden. His 201st win came the next day in a win over the College of Notre Dame in Baltimore, MD.

The win pushed his career record to 201-136 (.596).

Baptist Bible College & SeminaryWith the score tied at 10 in the first game against the College of Notre Dame, BBC went on a 10-2 run to roll to a 25-18 victory. The second game was tighter, as the Lady Defenders were down 14-13, but eight straight points put them up and in place for a 25-19 win. The Lady Defenders won the third game 25-19 and the match 3-0.

Leading the offense was senior Marlie Kneifel (Kouts, IN) and sophomore Emily Gordon (Grand Blanc, MI). Kneifel put down 9 kills while Gordon added 7. Laura Hodupp (St. Petersburg, FL) dug up 15 balls, followed by Courntie Kneifel (Kouts, IN) and Katelin Broughton (Mansfield, PA) with 10 digs each.

Read more about the Lady Defenders team here.

The achievement was recognized during chapel on Monday, October 4 by BBC&S President Jim Jeffery and Athletic Director Mike Show.

Coach Shumaker took over as head coach in 2001. He has recorded at least 23 wins in each of his first six seasons, including a 29-11 record in 2005. In 2006, he led the first BBC team in any sport to a NCAA Division III National Tournament.

His teams have won two NCAA conference championships in the North Eastern Athletic Conference and four National Christian College Athletic Association II East Region titles.

Coach Shumaker has coached two conference MVPs and 10 all-conference first-team players in the NEAC and the Colonial States Athletic Conference, which BBC joined in 2008.

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Posted on: 10/4/2010 8:38:45 AM

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