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Deuel Named Assistant Volleyball Coach
06/24/2003

FROSTBURG, MD — Frostburg State University has named Sarah Deuel its assistant women's volleyball coach, Bobcat head coach Jeff Billington announced recently.

Deuel comes to Frostburg after a standout career at Elmira (N.Y.) College, where she played both volleyball and softball all four years.

As a setter, Deuel helped the Soaring Eagles volleyball team to a stellar 111-36 overall record, three NCAA Tournament appearances and one ECAC Tournament berth in her four seasons. She graduated as Elmira's career leader with 3,725 assists.

As a sophomore, Deuel was named to the New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association All-Tournament team, and, as a senior, she earned NCAA All-Region and Elmira College Female Athlete of the Year honors.

Deuel, who was also a three-year starter in the outfield for the Soaring Eagles softball team, earned numerous academic honors while completing her bachelor's degree in education in 2001.

Deuel then served as Elmira's graduate assistant volleyball coach from 2001-03 while earning her master's degree in general education. The Soaring Eagles went 44-22 and won an ECAC championship during her coaching tenure.

Deuel will pursue a second master's degree — in school counseling — at Frostburg State as well.

"Sarah is a perfect fit for our program," said Bobcat head coach Jeff Billington, who led FSU to 25-10 overall and 12-0 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference marks and a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season. "She brings great playing and assistant coaching experience, and she will relate well to our players."

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu