Women's Volleyball Travels To No. 10 Pacific and California
Nov. 6, 2000
CARDINAL TRAVEL TO NO. 10 PACIFIC AND CALIFORNIA THIS WEEK: The 20th-ranked Stanford women's volleyball team (14-10, 7-8 Pac-10), continue their road swing with a trip to Stockton on Tuesday to play No. 10 Pacific (20-3, 12-1 Big West) at 7 p.m in a non-conference match. The Cardinal make the trek across the Bay to take on California (10-12, 5-10 Pac-10) on Friday at 7 p.m in continued league play.
TIME CHANGE FOR NEXT WEEK'S MATCH WITH OREGON STATE: FOX Sports Net has selected the Oregon State at Stanford match as it's Pac-10 Game of the Week for Friday, November 17 in Maples Pavilion. The match time has been changed to 7:30 p.m. due to television.
LAST WEEK: The Cardinal split two matches last week, beating Washington, 3-2, on Thursday night and losing to Washington State, 3-1, on Friday in Pullman, Wash. Outside hitter Logan Tom has a solid weekend, notching 52 kills (5.78 kpg), 35 digs (3.89 dpg) five aces (0.56 sapg) and 10 blocks (1.11 bpg). Middle blocker Jennifer Detmer averaged 3.11 kills and 2.00 blocks per game for the weekend as well. Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Ivy added 2.60 kills and 2.00 digs per game to the Cardinal effort. The last time the Huskies forced a game five vs. the Cardinal was in 1988 (UW def. Stanford, 3-2 in NCAA West Regional). Stanford's loss to WSU was it's first since 1996 when the Cougars defeated SU in Pullman, 3-1.
A LOOK AT STANFORD'S OPPONENTS: Stanford will take on Pacific and California this week:
PACIFIC TIGERS: Enter this week's matches with a 20-3 overall record, 12-1 Big West ... they are coached by John Dunning (in his 16th season at the helm) ... last week, the Tigers won two conference matches, defeating Utah State, 3-0 and Boise State, 3-0 ... they are led by Jennifer Joines (4.01 kpg) and Danielle Shinn (4.06 kpg) ... setter Kara Gormsen is contributing 3.33 digs, 14.03 assist ... Stanford leads the all-time series with the Tigers, 24-22 ... last year, Pacific lost 3-2 to Stanford ... the Tigers enter the match with a 12-game winning streak ... they did not drop a match or a game in the month of October.
CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS: Enter this week's match with a 10-12 overall record, 5-10 Pac-10 ... they are coached Rich Feller, now in his 2nd year at the helm ... last week Cal split with the Washington schools, losing to WSU, 3-0 and beating Washington, 3-0 ... OH Alicia Perry leads the team averaging 4.96 kills and 4.33 digs per game ... Freshman Gabrielle Abernathy is second on the squad with 3.49 kills ... Stanford leads the all-time series with the Golden Bears, 46-3 ... earlier this year, in Maples Pavilion, Stanford defeated California, 3-0 ... Cal is 1-4 in its last five matches, 3-7 in its last 10 matches.
TOM TALLIES TWO DOUBLE-DOUBLES OVER WEEKEND: Sophomore All-American outside hitter Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, UT/Highland HS) notched 26 kills versus both Washington and Washington State over the weekend to bring her season total to nine consecutive matches with kills in double figures (every match since her return). Tom averaged 5.78 kills for the weekend as well as 3.89 digs and 1.11 blocks. She has tallied 20 or more kills in four of the nine matches she has played in this year. Since her return, Tom is averaging 5.47 kills and a team-leading 3.06 digs while hitting at a.304 clip. She has recorded four double-doubles this season (kills-digs) in nine matches. The team is 5-4 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 MOVES INTO FIFTH IN CAREER BLOCKS: Senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer (Thousand Oaks, CA/Thousand Oaks) recorded 18 blocks this weekend to move into fifth on Stanford career blocks list. She now has 437 career blocks at Stanford, passing Barbara Ifejika (425). She currently leads the league in blocks (1.68 bpg) and is tied for second in hitting percentage (.385). The 6-3 middle leads the squad in blocks (1.68 bpg) and hitting percentage (.385) and is third in kills (2.97 kpg). Detmer had a solid weekend for the Cardinal averaging 3.11 kills and 2.00 blocks per game, notching 11 blocks vs. WSU on Saturday night.
DUKES NOTCHES CAREER HIGH IN BLOCKS VS. WSU: Freshman outside hitter Sara Dukes (Danville, CA/Carondelet HS) set a career high in blocks on Saturday night vs. WSU when she had seven for the match. Dukes previous high was five vs. Washington (10/7). She hit .353 vs. the Cougars with six kills and 10 digs. The 6-1 OH has played in 57 games this season, averaging 1.72 kills and 1.84 digs per game. For the weekend, Dukes had 12 kills (1.71 kpg), 15 digs (2.14 dpg) and eight blocks (1.14 bpg).
CONRAD COMES UP BIG VS. WASHINGTON: Junior Tara Conrad (Torrance, CA/West) recorded 17 kills and 15 digs vs. Washington to notch her third double-double of the season (kills-digs). Conrad has reached double figures in kills nine times in 2000 and is averaging 2.75 kills per game as well as 1.59 digs. Her 17 kills against the Huskies is the most since Oct. 6 when she had 24 against Washington State. The outside hitter has hit double figures in kills in two of her last three matches for the Cardinal.
HARVEY BLOCKS THE HUSKIES: Freshman middle blocker Jenn Harvey (Denver, CO/Kent Denver School) had nine blocks vs. Washington on Thursday night - the most since she set a career high with 11 vs. Portland State back in early September. Harvey had six kills, eight blocks and nine blocks vs. the Huskies to help Stanford to a 3-2 victory. She has played in 52 games this season, averaging 1.75 kills and 1.08 blocks per game.
ODDS AND ENDS: The Cardinal try to snap a one-match losing streak heading into tomorrow's match with Pacific ... Stanford's four-match losing streak was the longest in school history ... Stanford's eight conference losses this season is the most in the history of the program ... they have won 49 of 88 games played this season and have outscored opponents 1095-985 ... the Cardinal are 3-2 in five game matches in 2000 ... Stanford opponents are only hitting .189 against them ... Stanford is currently leading the league in blocks, averaging 3.40 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 HAS 73 ASSISTS IN WIN OVER WASHINGTON: Senior setter Lindsay Kagawa (Albany, CA/Albany HS) almost eclipsed her career high when she tallied 73 assists (just two assists short) in Stanford 3-2 win over Washington on Thursday night. Kagawa has started in all 24 matches this season and has reached 1,000 assists for the second consecutive year (she has 1,033 assists in 2000). Kagawa has also surpassed the 3,000 assists mark for her career (just the fourth Cardinal to do it). She sits in fourth on the Stanford career assists list with 3,050. 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 close out Pac-10 play at home in Maples Pavilion, hosting the Oregon schools, November 16 (Oregon) and 17 (Oregon State) at 7 p.m.
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:5, Logan Tom at Washington (11/2)
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)88, at Washington (11/2)84, at USC (10/20)
Total Attempts:246, at Oregon State (9/15)237, at Utah (9/5)219, at USC (10/20)
Assists:82, at Washington (11/2)81, at Oregon State (9/15)74, at USC (10/20)
Digs:92, Washington (10/7)86, at Oregon State (9/15)85, at Utah (9/5)
Blocks:23.0 vs. Washington State (10/6)21.0 at Washington State (11/3)18.0 vs. Washington (10/7)
Aces:10, at Washington (11/2)9, vs. Arizona State (10/27)7, at Oregon (9/14)
USA Today/AVCA(11/6/00)1. Nebraska2. Hawaii3. Arizona4. Wisconsin5. Colorado State6. USC7. UCLA8. Minnesota9. Florida10. Pacific11. Penn State12. Pepperdine13. Ohio State14. BYU15. UC Santa Barbara16. Santa Clara17. Long Beach State18. Utah State19. Utah20. STANFORD21. Notre Dame22. Loyola Marymount23. Missouri24. Texas A&M25. Michigan State
Volleyball Magazine(11/6/00)1. Hawaii2. Nebraska3. Arizona4. Wisconsin5. Colorado State6. Pacific7. Minnesota8. Florida9. UCLA10. USC11. Penn State12. Pepperdine13. Ohio State14. UC Santa Barbara15. Brigham Young16. Santa Clara17. Long Beach State18. STANFORD19. Notre Dame20. Missouri
TeamBlocks: 1st, Stanford (3.38)Hitting %: 5th, Stanford (.234)Assists: 8th, Stanford (14.41)Kills: 7th, Stanford (16.07)Digs: 8th, Stanford (14.42)SA: T9th, Stanford (1.09)