Stanford Volleyball Season Wrapup
Dec. 20, 2000
2000 WRAPUP: The Stanford women's volleyball team finished the 2000 season with a 19-12 overall record, 10-8 Pac-10. After placing fourth in the conference standings and receiving an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, Stanford won its first round match against No. 22 Loyola Marymount, 3-0. The Cardinal then lost a heartbreaker to No. 14 UC-Santa Barbara, 3-2, in Santa Barbara, Calif. Stanford finished outside the top 16 nationally for the first time in the history of the program. Since joining the Pac-10, the Cardinal is 57-17 (.770) in the NCAA Tournament. Stanford is one of only four teams to have appeared in all 20 NCAA Championships (UCSB, Penn State, Pacific).
POSTSEASON RECAP: The Cardinal took a four-match winning streak into the postseason, facing Loyola Marymount in the first round. Stanford dominated the Lions, sweeping the match, 3-0. Game scores were 15-11, 15-6, 15-9. Sophomore Logan Tom led the match with 16 kills while posting a .419 hitting percentage. Senior middle blocker JenniferDetmer added seven kills and seven blocks to the Cardinal effort. Stanford faced UC-Santa Barbara in second round action in the Thunderdome. The Cardinal fell to the Gauchos in a grueling five game match. Game scores were 15-9, 14-16, 8-15, 16-14, 14-16. Tom set a career high with 39 kills (.339 hitting percentage) - two shy of the school record. Senior setter Lindsay Kagawa notched a career high 80 assists - three shy of the school record for a single match. Senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer led all blockers with 12 on the night.
TOM EARNS ALL-AMERICAN HONORS: Sophomore outside hitter Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, UT) was selected as a first-team AVCA All-American for the second consecutive season. Tom led the Cardinal with 5.86 kills and 3.20 digs per game in 2000. She is a two-time first-team Pac-10 All-Conference selection as well.
ALL-REGION TEAM ANNOUNCED: Sophomore sensation Logan Tom garnered more postseason accolades as she was named to the first-team Pacific All-Region team last month. It is the second year Tom has been a first team selection.
TOM AND DETMER ALL-CONFERENCE SELECTIONS: Sophomore outside hitter Logan Tom and senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer were named first-team All-Pac-10 last week. It is Detmer's third consecutive first-team all-conference honor while Tom's second. Freshman Sara McGee was an All-Pac-10 All-Freshman selection as well.
SIX CARDINALS LAND ON CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS: Stanford's Jennifer Detmer was a first-team All-Pac-10 All-Academic pick while teammate Sara Sandrik was a second-team selection as the Cardinal landed six players on the league all-academic teams. Setter Lindsay Kagawa, middle blocker Tara Conrad, outside hitter Ashley Ivy and defensive specialist Emily Lawrence were honorable mention selections.
TOM TALLIES DOUBLE DIGITS IN KILLS IN 16 CONSECUTIVE MATCHES: Sophomore All-American outside hitter Logan Tom (Salt Lake City, UT/Highland HS) impressed both offensively and defensively in 2000. She notched tallied 16 kills vs. LMU and 39 vs. UCSB to run her streak to 16 consecutive matches reaching double digits in kills. Tom notched her eighth double-double in 2000 with 39 kills and 23 digs vs. the Gauchos. She had 20 or more kills in seven of 16 matches and 15 or more kills in 13 of 16 matches she played in this year. Since her return from the Summer Olympic Games, Tom is averaged 5.86 kills and a team-leading 3.20 digs while hitting at a.350 clip. Her 23 service aces led the squad. The team went 10-6 since her return. She was honored as a first-team all-conference, all-region and all-American selection (the second of her career) this year. 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 ENDS CAREER RANKED FIFTH IN CAREER BLOCKS: Senior middle blocker Jennifer Detmer (Thousand Oaks, CA) closed out her career against UCSB in second round NCAA action with 12 blocks, tying her career high. On the year, Detmer led the squad with 123 total blocks, averaging 1.73 per game. Her 2.75 kills per game average ranked third on the team while her .368 hitting percentage was tops. For her career, she ranks fifth all-time at Stanford with 461 blocks from 1997-2000. She was named a first-team All-Pac-10 selection for the third consecutive season.
ODDS AND ENDS: The Cardinal won their last five home matches and take that winning streak into the 2001 season ... Stanford's four-match losing streak was the longest in school history ... Stanford's eight conference losses in 2000 was the most in the history of the program ... they won 66 of 112 games played this season and outscored opponents 1425-1229 ... the Cardinal went 3-3 in five game matches in 2000 ... Stanford opponents only hit .190 on the year ... Stanford led the league in blocks, averaging 3.33 per game - this marks the third consecutive season, the Cardinal topped the Pac-10 in this category ... Stanford's fourth place finish in the conference was it's lowest since 1979 when it finished 5th (6-6) in the Norcal Conference ... it marked the first time the Cardinal had not finished first or second in the Pac-10 ... Stanford's 3.33 blocks per game ranked in the top 10 nationally ... the Cardinal went 7-3 in its last 10 matches ... Stanford's longest winning streak of the year was five matches.
NATIONAL ATTENDANCE NUMBERS: The Stanford volleyball program ranked 10th nationally in average attendance in 2000 (1,640 per game). Once again, Hawaii led the nation, averaging 6,759. Rounding out the top 10 are: 2. Nebraska (4,277), 3. Wisconsin (2,856), 4. Minnesota (2,570), 5. Penn State (2,460), 6. Illinois State (2,287), 7. Long Beach State (2,011), 8. Colorado State(1,972), 9. Pacific (1,888), 10. Stanford (1,640).
KAGAWA PUTS UP FOURTH BEST SINGLE-SEASON ASSISTS RECORD: Senior setter Lindsay Kagawa (Albany, CA/Albany HS) ended the 2000 season with 1,390 assists - the fourth highest total in school history. Against UC-Santa Barbara, Kagawa set a career high with 80 assists in the five-game loss (three assists shy of the school record held by Carrie Feldman - 10/19/90). Kagawa started in all 31 matches on the year and reached 1,000 assists for the second consecutive season. Kagawa also surpassed the 3,000 assists mark for her career (just the fourth Cardinal to do it). She finishes her four year career in fourth on the Stanford career assists list with 3,407. 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.
CONRAD ENDS SEASON WITH CAREER-HIGH 25 KILLS: Junior Tara Conrad (Torrance, CA) notched a career-high 25 kills in the Cardinal's 3-2 loss to UCSB in the second round of the NCAA tournament. For the year, Conrad notched 294 kills, averaging 2.97 per game while hitting at a .221 clip. She saw action at both the outside hitter and middle blocker positions in 2000. Conrad had four double-doubles during the season (kills-digs) and tallied double figures in kills in four of the last six matches for the Cardinal.
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.
McGEE HAS SOLID FIRST SEASON FOR THE CARDINAL: Freshman middle blocker Sara McGee (Davis, CA) had a solid freshman campaign for Stanford in 2000. McGee worked her way into the starting lineup, getting the starting nod in 18 of 30 matches played for the Cardinal. For the year, McGee averaged 1.91 kills, 1.15 digs and 0.88 blocks. Her 75 block assists ranked second on the team behind Jennifer Detmer. McGee hit .275 for 2000 and notched a career high 14 kills vs. Southern California (10/20). Her career high in digs came against Washington State (11/4) when she had 13.
BEV ODEN AND KERRI WALSH NAMED TO NCAA 20TH ANNIVERSARY ALL-TIME VOLLEYBALL TEAM: In conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the Division I Women's Volleyball Championship, NCAA Productions and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) have selected the six all-time NCAA women's volleyball players of the past two decades. A poll of past and current Division I Women's Volleyball Head Coaches was conducted to select the best six players who will be featured in the highlight video 'Diggin' It', the official NCAA Women's Volleyball Highlight Video. The top six all-time players, in alphabetical order are: Tara Cross, LBSU (1986-89), Misty May, LBSU (1995-98), Bev Oden, Stanford (1989-92), Danielle Scott, LBSU (1990-93), Kerri Walsh, Stanford (1996-99), Natalie Williams, UCLA (1989-92).
IVY DIGS IT: Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Ivy (Arlington, TX) finished the 2000 campaign with 215 digs, ranking second on the team. Her 2.31 dpg average was also second behind fellow hitter Logan Tom. Ivy was one of five players to average over 2.50 kills per game over the season (Tom, Conrad, Detmer, Sandrik) and was one of six players to tally over 10 service aces during the year (Tom, Conrad, Harvey, Kagawa, Lawrence).
STATS ON SANDRIK: Junior Sara Sandrik (Pelham, AL/Pelham) notched 262 kills in 2000, averaging a solid 2.62 per game (fourth on the team). Sandrik set career highs this year in hitting attempts with 47 vs. Utah (9/5) and digs with 15 against Fairfield (9/7) after moving from a middle blocker to the outside hitting postion. She notched a season high 19 kills on two occassions and had three double-doubles on the year.
INTERIM HEAD COACH DENISE CORLETT: Denise Corlett took 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 made her debut 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, completed 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
Individual BestsAttack Percentage (minimum 12 kills):.636 (17-3-22), Logan Tom (11/16).636 (17-3-22), Sara Sandrik (9/1).619 (14-1-21), Jennifer Detmer (10/26)
Service Aces:5, Logan Tom at Washington (11/2)
Blocks:12, J. Detmer vs. WSU (10/6) & UCSB (12/1)11, Jenn Harvey vs. Portland St. (9/1)11, Jennifer Detmer at WSU (11/3)
Team BestsAttack Percentage:.416 (64-17-113) vs. Oregon State (11/17).384 (48-15-86) vs. Portland St. (9/1).384 (51-13-99) at California (11/10)
Kills:94, at UCSB (12/1)92, at Oregon State (9/15)88, at Washington (11/2)
Total Attempts:251, at UC-Santa Barbara (12/1)246, at Oregon State (9/15)237, at Utah (9/5)
Assists:83, at UC-Santa Barbara (12/1)82, at Washington (11/2)81, at Oregon State (9/15)
Digs:92, at UCSB (12/1)92, Washington (10/7)86, at Oregon State (9/15)
Blocks:23.0, vs. Washington State (10/6)21.5, at UCSB (12/1)21.0, at Washington State (11/3)
Aces:10, at Washington (11/2)9, vs. Arizona State (10/27)7, at Oregon (9/14)
Stanford Record When ....
Non-Conference Matches: 9-4Conference Matches: 10-8Vs. Ranked Teams: 3-9Vs. Unranked Teams: 16-3Three Games: 12-6Four Games: 4-3Five Games: 3-3On the Road: 5-9At Home: 9-3Neutral Site: 5-0Win First Game: 16-2Lose First Game: 3-10Last Five Matches: 4-1Last 10 Matches: 7-3
Pac-10 Volleyball Best Performances
Most Kills: 39, Logan Tom, STAN 39, Amanda Burbridge, ASUMost Block Assists: 12, Jennifer Detmer, STAN (twice) 12, Holly Harris, WSU 10, Jennifer Harvey, STANTotal Blocks: 23, Stanford (10/6) 23, Washington State (9/23) 21.5, Stanford (12/1) 21, Stanford (11/3)