Women's Volleyball Travel To Pacific Northwest In Conference Action
Oct. 30, 2000
CARDINAL HOST ST MARY'S BEFORE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON SCHOOLS: The 17th-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team (12-9, 6-7 Pac-10), take on St. Mary's College (9-10, 5-3 WCC) in a non conference match tonight at Maples Pavilion before traveling to the Washington schools on Thursday and Friday.
LAST WEEK: The Cardinal split two matches last week, losing to fifth-ranked Arizona, 3-0 (14-16, 14-16, 5-15) on Thursday and beating Arizona State, 3-1 on Friday. Logan Tom notched a match-high 19 kills vs. theWildcats and Jennifer Detmer posted a match-high eight blocks in the loss. Versus the Sun Devils, Tom once again led both teams with 24 kills, followed by teammate Ashley Ivy's 11 kills. Detmer added seven blocks on the night. Freshman Sara McGee added nine kills and five blocks while hitting .438. Stanford hit .289 for the match while ASU was held to a .068 hitting percentage.
A LOOK AT STANFORD'S OPPONENTS: Stanford will take on St. Mary's, Washington and Washington State this week:
ST. MARYS GAELS: The Gaels enter tonight's matchup with a 9-10, 5-3 WCC ... they are coached by Ron Twomey, now in his fifth year at the helm of the program ... last week St. Mary's notched an upset win over Loyola Marymount, 3-0 in Moraga ... Meghan Coolbaugh and Heather Dill led the Gaels with 13 kills each while Whitney Hoover led all player defensively with 20 digs ... Stanford leads the all-time series with St. Mary's 1-0 ... the Cardinal won the only meeting between the two teams, 3-0 (10/11/90).
WASHINGTON HUSKIES: Enter this week's matches with a 6-14 overall record, 1-11 Pac-10 ... they are coached by Bill Neville (in his 10th season at the helm) ... last week, the Huskies split their matches, losing to WSU, 1-3 and defeating Idaho State, 3-0 ... they are led by Paige Benjamin (3.07 kpg) and Emily Seacat (3.16 kpg) ... earlier this season, the Cardinal defeated UW, 3-0 in Stanford ... Stanford leads the all-time series with the Huskies, 31-2 ... Washington's last win over the Cardinal was a 3-1 victory in 1989 ... UW is 2-8 in its last 10 matches.
WASHINGTON STATE COUGARS: Enter this week's match with a 13-8 overall record, 4-8 Pac-10 ... they are coached Cindy Fredrick, now in her 12th year at the helm ... last week WSU defeated Washington, 3-1, in league play ... Zanda Bautre notched a match-high 21 kills in the win ... OH LaToya Harris (4.04 kpg) and Chelsie Schafer (3.05 kpg) lead the Cougars ... Stanford leads the all-time series with the Cougars, 29-1 ... earlier this year, in Maples Pavilion, Stanford defeated Washington State, 3-1 ... WSU is 4-6 in its last 10 matches, 3-2 in its last five.
TOM TALLIES SIXTH CONSECUTIVE MATCH IN DOUBLE DIGITS IN KILLS: Sophomore All-American outside hitter Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, UT/Highland HS) has notched double figures in kills in six consecutive matches (every match since her return). Tom had 19 kills vs. Arizona and 24 kills vs. ASU last weekend to keep the streak going. For the weekend, she averaged 6.14 kills and 3.29 digs while hitting at a .333 clip. Since her return, Tom is averaging 5.33 kills and a team-leading 2.83 digs while hitting at a.325 clip. The team is 3-3 since her return. 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 KEEPS CLOSING IN ON TOP FIVE IN CAREER BLOCKS: Senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer (Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks) only needs seven blocks to move into fifth for career total blocks at Stanford. She notched 15 blocks last weekend in two matches vs. the Arizona schools. She is currently first in the conference in blocks per game with 1.61 (Pac-10 matches only) and is third in hitting percentage at .399 (Pac-10 matches only). The 6-3 middle leads the squad in blocks (1.63 bpg) and hitting percentage (.406) and is third in kills (2.94 kpg). Detmer now has 418 total blocks for her career.
FRESHMAN McGEE HITS .438 VS. A-STATE: Freshman middle blocker Sara McGee (Davis, CA/Davis HS) posted nine kills (9-2-16) five blocks and three digs in the Cardinal`s 3-1 win over Arizona State on Friday night. The 6-3 MB is averaging 2.07 kills in conference matches this season while hitting .272. She has started in 11 of 20 matches this season for Stanford.
NATIONAL ATTENDANCE NUMBERS: The Stanford Cardinal volleyball team ranks 10th in home attendance this season, averaging 1,713 fans per match. Here's a look at the top 10 nationally: 1. Hawaii, 6,901, 2. Nebraska, 3,603, 3. Wisconsin, 2,778, 4. Minnesota, 2,300, 5. Illinois State, 2,242, 6. Penn State, 2,232, 7. Long Beach State, 1,958, 8. Colorado State, 1,861, 9. Pacific, 1,731 and 10. Stanford, 1,713.
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 two more matches vs. ranked opponents (No. 12 Pacific and No. 15 Santa Clara) to bring the season total to 11 matches. The team has played six matches vs. top 10 opponents.
ODDS AND ENDS: Stanford's four-match losing streak was the longest in school history ... Stanford's seven conference losses this season is the most in the history of the program ... they have won 42 of 76 games played this season and have outscored opponents 935-834 ... the Cardinal are 2-2 in five game matches in 2000 ... Stanford opponents are only hitting .187 against them ... Stanford is currently leading the league in blocks, averaging 3.30 per game - this marks the third consecutive season, the Cardinal has topped the Pac-10 in this category.
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 12.23 assists per game (ranks sixth in the league) as well as 2.21 digs per game. Kagawa has started in all 21 matches this season and is on pace to reach 1,000 assists for the second consecutive year. She sits in fourth on the Stanford career assists list with 2,910. 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 travel to Stockton, Calif. to face Pacific in a non conference match up on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 p.m. Stanford will then head to Berkeley to take on California on Friday, November 10 at 7 p.m. in a conference match.
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, five players, last time, Logan Tom vs. Arizona State (10/27)
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, last vs. WSU (10/6)
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, four times, last vs. ASU (10/27)
Aces:9, vs. Arizona State (10/27)7, at Oregon (9/14)
Stanford in the Pac-10 Rankings
IndividualAssists: 6th, Lindsay Kagawa (12.23)TeamBlocks: 1st, Stanford (3.30)Hitting %: T4th, Stanford (.237)Assists: 8th, Stanford (14.33)Kills: 7th, Stanford (16.04)Digs: 8th, Stanford (14.11)SA: T9th, Stanford (1.07)
USA Today/AVCA(10/30/00)1. Nebraska2. Hawaii3. USC4. Arizona5. Wisconsin6. Colorado State7. Minnesota8. UCLA9. Pepperdine10. Florida11. Penn State12. Pacific13. Ohio State14. BYU15. UC Santa Barbara16. Santa Clara17. STANFORD18. Long Beach State19. Utah State20. Utah21. Texas A&M22. Michigan State23. Notre Dame24. Missouri25. Loyola Marymount