Women's Volleyball Quick Facts


Updated for 2013 (Aug. 19, 2013)

University Quick Facts

Location:  Harrisonburg, Va.

Founded:  1908

Enrollment: 19,800

President:  Jonathan Alger (Swarthmore ‘87)

Director of Athletics:  Jeff Bourne (Bridgewater '81)

Senior Woman Administrator:  Jennifer Phillips, Associate AD for Compliance

Affiliation:  NCAA Division I

Conference:  Colonial Athletic Association

Colors:  Purple, Gold

Nickname:  Dukes

Home Arena (Capacity):  Sinclair Gym/Godwin Hall (5,000)

Athletics Phone: (540) 568-6164

Athletics Website: JMUSports.com


Head Coach:  Lauren Steinbrecher (Georgia Tech 2005)

Coach's Record at School:  55-35 (fourth season)                                          

Coach's Career Record:  55-35 (fourth season)

Coach's Office Telephone:  Media calls should be arranged through Athletics Communications (540) 568-6154

Assistant Coach: Casey Steinbrecher (Ball State '02)

Assistant Coach: Brett Versen (Ohio State '09)

Volunteer Assistant Coach: Kenzie Tonn (Robert Morris) 

2012 Record Overall/Conference:  13-16/5-7 (T-5th)

2012 NCAA Postseason:  None                                                                  

Starters Returning/Lost: 3+libero/3

Letterwinners Returning/Lost:  11/5


Volleyball SID: BrianHansen                                                                      

Office Telephone Number:  (540) 568-6154

Cell Telephone Number:  (540) 578-6496

Fax Number:  (540) 568-3703                                                                      

E-mail Address:  hansenbj@jmu.edu                                                          

Office Mailing Address

  380 University Blvd.,  MSC 0404

  James Madison University

  Harrisonburg, VA  22807

Physical Address  380 University Blvd., Room 1004


Top Returning Players (*starter; statistics are from last season unless otherwise indicated)

*Katie Daorai, Sr., DS, 25MP-0MS, 27 aces, 425 digs, 4.67 d/s, CAA All-Rookie Team in 2010

*Lizzy Briones, Jr., MB, 28MP-27MS, 17 aces, 2.61 k/s, 0.91 b/s, 340.5 points

*Meghan Niski, So., OH, 29MP-29MS, 8 aces, 2.32 k/s, 2.54 d/s, CAA All-Rookie Team in 2012

Key Losses (*starter; statistics are from last season unless otherwise indicated)

*Danielle Erb, OH, 29MP-29MS, 25 aces, 3.34 k/s, 3.09 d/s, Four-time All-CAA selection
*Natalie Abel, OH, 23MP-21MS, 11 aces, 2.99 k/s, 2.11 d/s, Two-time All-CAA selection
*Megan Wiechmann, S, 29 MP-22 MS, 863 assists, 7.99 a/s, 4 aces