No. 17 Women's Volleyball Hosts Arizona Schools This Weekend
Oct. 24, 2000
CARDINAL HOSTS ARIZONA SCHOOLS THIS WEEKEND: The 17th-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team (11-8, 5-6 Pac-10), will try to extend their four-match home winning streak this weekend against No. 5 Arizona (17-2, 10-1 Pac-10) and Arizona State (14-7, 6-5 Pac-10), in Stanford, as conference action continues.
LAST WEEK: The Cardinal snapped a four-match winning streak with losses at No. 8 UCLA (3-0) and No. 4 USC (3-2). Stanford hit only .120 as a team vs. UCLA with only one player hitting over .300 for the match. Although the Cardinal took the loss at USC, the numbers favored Stanford in almost every category. SU outblocked (11 to 5) and outhit (.269 to .234) the Trojans and were only only six digs behind USC (80 to 86) as a team. Logan Tom recorded a career-high 27 kills while freshman Sara McGee also posted a career high with 14 kills.
A LOOK AT STANFORD'S OPPONENTS: Stanford will take on Arizona and Arizona State this week:
ARIZONA WILDCATS: Enter this week's matches with a 17-2 overall record, 10-1 Pac-10 ... they are coached by head coach Dave Rubio (in his 9th season at the helm) ... MB Marissa DaLee tied her own school record in the match vs. Washington with a .750 hitting percentage (13-1-16) ... the Wildcats recorded wins over Washington (3-0) and Washington State (3-1) last week ... earlier this season, Arizona defeated Stanford in the McKale Center, 3-0 ... The Carindal leads the all-time series with the `Cats, 38-2 ... MB Erin Sebbas hit .400 in UA's two matches last week (13-3-25) ... DaLee ranks fifth among the active Pac-10 kill leaders with 1,093 and fourth in total blocks (361).
ARIZONA STATE SUN DEVILS: Enter this week's match with a 14-7 overall record, 6-5 Pac-10 ... they are coached by head coach Patti Snyder-Park, now in her 12th year at the helm ... senior OH Amanda Burbridge was honored as Pac-10 Player of the Week last week ... ASU recorded wins over Washington State (3-2) and UW (3-1) last weekend ... Burbridge notched 39 kills vs. WSU and 38 vs. Washington ... Stanford leads the all-time series with the Sun Devils, 37-4 ... earlier this year, in Wells Fargo Arena, Arizona State defeated Stanford, 3-1 ... OH Jami Coughlin recorded her 1,000 digs of her career last week.
TOM SETS CAREER HIGH WITH 27 KILLS VS. USC: Sophomore All-American outside hitter Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, UT/Highland HS) set a career high when she notched 27 kills in Stanford 3-2 loss to USC on Friday night. Tom also had a match-high 12 kills vs. UCLA the night before. For the weekend, she averaged 4.88 kills, 1.07 blocks per game as well as 2.75 digs. Since her return, Tom is averaging 4.93 kills while hitting at a.319 clip. The team is 2-2 in the four matches she has played. Tom helped lead the U.S. Women's National Team to a fourth-place finish at the 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney. She missed the first month and a half of the 2000 collegiate season while with the national team.
DETMER DOMINATES AT THE NET: Senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer (Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks) has become a dominate force at the net for the Cardinal. She is currently second in the conference in blocks per game with 1.51 (Pac-10 matches only) and is third in hitting percentage at .383 (Pac-10 matches only). The 6-3 middle leads the squad in blocks (1.55 bpg) and hitting percentage (.393) and is third in kills (2.90 kpg). Detmer went over the 400 mark for total blocks over the weekend and now has 403 for her career. She needs just 23 blocks to move into fifth on the Stanford career total blocks list.
FRESHMAN McGEE NOTCHES CAREER HIGH 14 KILLS VS. USC: Freshman middle blocker Sara McGee (Davis, CA/Davis HS) had another solid weekend for the Cardinal while posting a career-high 14 kills on Friday night vs. the Trojans. The 2000 Junior National Team member hit .565 (14-1-23) for the match and tied a career high with eight digs. McGee has started in nine of the last 10 matches and has recorded double digits in kills in four out of the last six matches. She is averaging almost two kills per game (1.96) as well as 1.16 digs and 0.85 blocks.
NATIONAL ATTENDANCE NUMBERS: The Stanford Cardinal volleyball team ranks 9th in home attendance this season, averaging 1,811 fans per match. Here's a look at the top 10 nationally: 1. Hawaii, 6,901, 2. Nebraska, 3,576, 3. Wisconsin, 2,557, 4. Minnesota, 2,300, 5. Illinois State, 2,264, 6. Penn State, 2,250, 7. Long Beach State, 1,917, 8. Colorado State, 1,861, 9. Stanford, 1,811 and 10. Pacific, 1,731.
ATTENDANCE AROUND THE LEAGUE: Stanford as been involved in four of the top five matches in attendance around the league this season. Three of the four matches were in the friendly confines of Maples Pavilion.
THE ROAD AHEAD: Looking ahead for the Cardinal, Stanford will play three more matches vs. ranked opponents (No. 5 Arizona, No. 12 Pacific and No. 15 Santa Clara) to bring the season total to 11 matches. The team has played five matches vs. top 10 opponents.
ODDS AND ENDS: The Cardinal are on a four-match home winning streak, overall they are trying to break a two-match slide ... Stanford's four-match losing streak was the longest in school history ... the team will play its fourth ranked opponent in as many matches this Thursday when they take on Arizona ... the most conference losses in a single season by the Cardinal is six in 1979 when Stanford posted a 6-6 record (NorCal) ... they have won 39 of 69 games played this season and have outscored opponents 844-755 ... the Cardinal are 2-2 in five game matches in 2000 ... Stanford opponents are only hitting .185 against them ... the last time Stanford posted six losses during the conference season was in 1979 when they went 6-6 (NorCal).
DUKES TIES CAREER HIGH VS. TROJANS: Freshman outside hitter Sara Dukes (Danville, CA/Carondelet) tied her career high with nine kills in Friday's match vs. USC. The 6-1 hitter also tallied six digs and two blocks in four games played. On the year, Dukes has posted 79 kills (1.76 kpg), 84 digs (1.87 dpg) and 22 blocks (0.49 bpg). She has played in 45 of Stanford's 69 games this season and made three starts in 16 matches.
1999 IN REVIEW: Stanford finished the campaign with a 31-3 overall mark and won a share of its sixth consecutive Pacific-10 championship. The Cardinal qualified for its 19th straight NCAA Tournament and was victorious in the first and second rounds over Florida Atlantic (3-0) and Santa Clara (3-1). The four-time NCAA champions cruised through the Sweet 16 with wins over Arizona (3-1) and UC Santa Barbara (3-0). Stanford then met Long Beach State in the semifinals and swept the 49ers, 3-0. The Cardinal fell to Penn State (0-3) in the final to end their season. The loss snapped a 20-game winning streak for Stanford, however senior Kerri Walsh was named Co-National Player of the Year while freshman Logan Tom was honored as National Freshman of the Year. The Cardinal won 30 of its last 32 matches in 1999 and brought a 45-game home winning streak into the 2000 season.
STRONG SCHEDULE: Stanford will play nine matches against six opponents ranked in the top 15 nationally (preseason USA Today/AVCA) during the regular season. Four Pac-10 schools are ranked in the preseason top 10 (UCLA, Stanford, USC and Arizona). The Cardinal will play three matches versus top five opponents (UCLA and Long Beach State). Stanford went 9-3 vs. ranked teams last year and did not drop a match to an unranked opponent.
KAGAWA CALLS THE SHOTS: Senior setter Lindsay Kagawa (Albany, CA/Albany HS) remains steady as the captain and starting setter for Stanford. She is currently averaging 12.29 assists per game (ranks sixth in the league) as well as 2.27 digs per game. Kagawa posted 70 assists on Friday night vs. USC, just five shy of her career high. Against the Trojans, Kagawa also tallied four blocks and 13 digs during the five game match. She sits in fourth on the Stanford career assists list with 2,828. Kagawa set a career-high this year with 75 assists vs. Oregon State. Kagawa had a stellar season in 1999, earning honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors as well as AVCA All-District 8 honors. She ranked second in the Pac-10 and #28 in the nation with a 13.18 assist per game average. Kagawa compiled a total of 1,358 assists last season - the fourth highest single-season total ever by a Cardinal setter.
TEAM OF THE DECADE: The Cardinal has been one of the nation's top teams last decade with four NCAA and seven Pac-10 titles (includes co-title in 1999). The Cardinal racked up an overall record of 291-30 (.909) in the decade. Stanford was also 167-13 (.928) in the Pac-10 and 140-7 (.952) at Maples Pavilion. The Cardinal captured national titles in 1992, `94, `96 and `97, and is 33-6 (.857) in the NCAA Tournament since 1990. Stanford won the Pac-10 on seven occasions (1991, `94, `95, `96, `97, `98, `99 co-title) and finished second three times. The Cardinal lost more than twice in a season in the Pac-10 just once last decade (13-5, 1993). Individually, Stanford produced 10 All-Americans and a total of 23 All-American honors during the 1990's.
UP NEXT: The Cardinal host St. Mary's in a non-conference matchup on Monday, October 30 at 7 p.m. in Maples Pavilion before traveling to the Washington schools next weekend. Stanford will face Washington on Thursday, November 2 and WSU on Friday, November 3.
ON THE AIRWAVES: All Stanford women's volleyball matches can be heard live at www.gostanford.com and on KZSU 90.1 FM. Rory Berry handles the play-by-play duties.
THE AIR UP THERE: Stanford's starting lineup will have some serious height this season, averaging 6-1. The middle blockers are both 6-3 while the shortest player on the court will be 5-9 setter, Lindsay Kagawa. The average height of the 14-member team this year is 6-0. Freshman Jenn Harvey is the tallest at 6-5 while defensive specialists Emily Lawrence and Jamie Brownell are the shortest at 5-8.
INTERIM HEAD COACH DENISE CORLETT: Denise Corlett will take over as Stanford's interim head coach for the 2000 campaign after serving for the past 11 seasons as an assistant coach and associate head coach on The Farm. A former U.S. National Team player and one of the nation's most respected assistants, Corlett will be debuting as a collegiate head coach this season. Prior to coming to The Farm, she served as an assistant at San Jose State from 1987-1988 as the Spartans went 42-24 and reached the NCAA Tournament both years. Prior to that experience, Corlett served as an assistant at her alma mater for two years, helping UCLA to the 1985 Final Four. While a Bruin, Corlett played three varsity sports and was named the All-University Athlete of the Year in 1979. She was a three-time All-American in volleyball and played on the Bruins' national champion women's basketball team. She played for the U.S. National Team in 1982 and 1983. In 1997, she was selected as one of the top 25 players in UCLA women's volleyball history.
FORMER STANFORD STANDOUT JOINS COACHING STAFF: Kim Oden, a former U.S. National Team and Stanford standout, enters her first season with the Stanford women's volleyball coaching staff as an assistant coach. Oden, who graduated from Stanford in 1986 with a degree in Public Policy, was a three-time All-American during her time on The Farm. She was honored as the National Player of the Year in 1984 and '85 and won the Honda/Broderick Award in '85.Oden was a four-time all-conference selection as well as Pac-10 Player of the Year in 1983, '84 and '85. She excelled in the classroom as well, earning Academic All-America honors in 1984. In 1990, she was named Player of the Decade on the AVCA's All-Decade Team (1980's). She holds the Cardinal single-match record for most blocks (16) and is ranked among the top five in several other career and single-season categories.
CARDINAL SEASON HIGHS
Service Aces:3, Jenn Harvey at OSU (9/15)3, Emily Lawrence at Oregon (9/14)
Team BestsAttack Percentage:.384 (48-15-86) vs. Portland St. (9/1).349 (52-15-106) Long Beach St. (10/14).336 (67-23-131) California (10/10)
Kills:92, at Oregon State (9/15)84, at USC (10/20)79, Washington State (10/6)
Total Attempts:246, at Oregon State (9/15)237, at Utah (9/5)219, at USC (10/20)
Assists:81, at Oregon State (9/15)74, at USC (10/20)72, twice
Digs:92, Washington (10/7)86, at Oregon State (9/15)85, at Utah (9/5)
Blocks:23.0 vs. Washington State (10/6)18.0 vs. Washington (10/7)15.0, three times
Aces:7, at Oregon (9/14)6, at Oregon State (9/15)
USA Today/AVCA(10/23/00)1. Nebraska2. Hawaii3. Colorado State4. USC5. Arizona6. Wisconsin7. Minnesota8. UCLA9. Pepperdine10. Florida11. Penn State12. Pacific13. Ohio State14. UC Santa Barbara15. Santa Clara16. BYU17. STANFORD18. Long Beach State19. Utah State20. Utah21. Texas A&M22. Loyola Marymount23. Michigan State24. Notre Dame25. Missouri
Volleyball Magazine(10/23/00)1. Hawaii2. Nebraska3. Colorado State4. Arizona5. USC6. Wisconsin7. Minnesota8. Penn State9. Pacific10. Florida11. UCLA12. Pepperdine13. Ohio State14. UC Santa Barbara15. STANFORD16. Long Beach State17. Santa Clara18. Brigham Young19. Utah20. Kansas State
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