Volleyball On The Oregon Trail

Sept. 24, 2001

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ON THE ROAD - LITERALLY: The Washington State volleyball team takes its record of 6-3 overall, 1-1 in Pac-10, on the road this weekend with matches at Corvallis and Eugene, Oregon...the Cougars, faced with uncertainty in speedy air travel, will hit the Oregon Trail via chartered bus and is expecting to arrive in Corvallis earlier than if traveling via air...Cougs face the Beavers Friday night at Gill Coliseum and meet the Ducks Saturday night at McArthur Court...both matches begin at 7 p.m.

OREGON STATE BEAVERS (7-3, 1-1, pending 9/27 vs. Washington) - Oregon State began Pac-10 play with a split in the desert - losing to Arizona but defeating Arizona State 3-2...the Arizona Wildcats are the only ranked team the Beavers have faced...led by the 3.88 kpg (9th, Pac-10) and 3.27 dpg (2nd, Pac-10) of senior OH Gina Schmidt...junior MB Michelle Solomon brings 2.73 kpg and a team-leading 0.98 bpg...coach Nancy Somera (31-37, 3rd year)...WSU leads the series 35-24 overall and 25-5 in Pac-10 contests...WSU also leads in the series played at Gill Coliseum, 12-3...OSU's last win over the Cougs came in Corvallis in 1999, a three-game sweep.

OREGON DUCKS (8-3, 0-2, pending 9/28 vs. Washington) - Oregon is led by senior OH Monique Tobbagi with 4.05 kpg (5th, Pac-10) and 2.36 dpg...two junior transfers are having an impact on the Ducks...6-3 MB Stephanie Martin is blocking 1.18 per game (10th, Pac-10) and averaging 3.10 kpg...Lindsay Closs is a 6-1 MB from Spokane, who the Cougs faced last year when she played at Fresno State...Closs brings 2.87 kpg, 1.31 bpg (6th, Pac-10), and 0.41 aces per game (6th, Pac-10) to the court for UO...coach Carl Ferreira (18-22, 2nd year at Oregon, 164-78, 8th year career)...WSU leads the series with Oregon 28-27...Cougs have a current streak of 20 consecutive wins over the Ducks...in Pac-10 matches, WSU leads 23-7 overall and when playing at Eugene holds an 11-4 lead...UO's last win over WSU: 1990 (3-2) at Eugene.

RADIO BROADCASTS ARE BACK: The local LIVE and Internet accessible radio broadcasts of the WSU Volleyball Pac-10 road matches are back...in the Palouse, the broadcasts can be heard on KRPL-AM, 1400...for the internet connection, go to www.wsucougars.com for the link.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (thru 9/23)	    Conference	Overall	Streak(Natl. Ranking)	Stanford (4)	        2-0	8-0	Won 8	        Arizona (3)	        2-0	7-0	Won 7	        USC (5)	                1-0	6-1	Won 5	        Oregon State	        1-1	7-3	Won 1	        Washington	        1-1	6-3	Lost 1	        Washington State	1-1	6-3	Won 1	        Arizona State	        1-1	5-4	Lost 1	        UCLA (8)	        0-1	5-2	Lost 2	        Oregon	                0-2	8-3	Lost 3	        California	        0-2	3-4	Lost 3

NATIONAL POLLS: The USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (9/24/01) shows WSU listed 31st...in the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (9/24) WSU was listed among the 'Others' at 29th.

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: After two good crowds last weekend, WSU is 24th on the national attendance with an average of 921 fans per home match...Hawai's leads with an average of 6,580 while the top Pac-10 school is Arizona, 17th with 2,230 fans.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 233-155 (.601) while her overall collegiate record is 319-215 (.597)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).

HOW ABOUT THOSE COUGS? Washington State leads the Pac-10 Conference in service aces (64 in 29 games for 2.21 apg) and digs (16.90 gpg).

#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Sr., MH, Boise, Idaho) - Named to the Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...had a career-high 11 blocks (13 kills, hit .632) in the California win...leads the team in blocking with 1.00 bpg...contributing 2.04 kpg, fifth on team.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/S, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...averaging 11.72 assists per game (7th Pac-10)...hitting percentage of .337 is tops for Cougs...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attacks...total assists of 1,697 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...during spring 2001 practice, went to block a ball and hyper-extended her right elbow, popping an existing bone chip into the wrong place...needed surgery to repair but successfully rehabbed through summer.

#4 Kristin Purscelley (6-3, Fr., OH, Springfield, Ore.) - Using 2001 as a red-shirt season.

#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-7 Jr., DS, Orinda, Calif.) - Two year back row starter...averaging 2.65 dpg, third on team...had 18 digs vs. Arkansas...tallied 7 kills in WSU tournament including career high 4 versus Pacific...this season's 14 kills come to close to her career total of 19 kills for the first two years as a Coug.

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, So., OH, Riga, Latvia) - Named to the 2000 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...averaging 2.46 kpg and 2.32 dpg, fourth and fifth on team respectively.

#8 Brittney Diaz (5-11, RS-Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) used 2000 as redshirt season to rehabilitate from ACL surgery in November 1999.

#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, Jr., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...has taken starting spot away from 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention Chelsie Schafer for season opening matches...leads Pac-10 with 0.66 service aces per game (19 aces in 29 games) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas...3.00 kpg is second best on team...adds 2.59 dpg.

#11 Alison Billingsley (DS, Fr., 5-3, Walla Walla, Wash.) - Invited walk-on...served and had one dig versus Cal.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, Jr., MH, Sandy, Utah) - Named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...second on team with 0.90 blocks per game average...has 186 career block assists, 10th-best in WSU history...needs 26 more to move into 9th place...6 more block solos will move her to 10th on WSU all-time list...28 total blocks will move her to 10th in that category...also contributing 2.69 kpg, third best on team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, Jr., RS/LS, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) - Starter as freshman and sophomore, now battling to regain spot...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...stepped in to set all spring...played last October through April with a broken finger.

#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Sr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) - WSU's only three-year letterwinner...was awarded a full scholarship summer 2001 after three seasons as walk-on...tough server off the bench.

#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in seven games this season.

#17 Kathleen Monda (5-11, Fr., OH, Woodinville, Wash.) - Invited walk-on.

#21 LaToya Harris (5-7, Jr., OH, Portland, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...All-Pac-10 First team selection in 2000...also earned Pac-10 Player of the Week last year...sixth in Pac-10 in digs with 3.10 digs per game average...leads team in kills at 3.03 kpg...third on team in blocks at 0.72 bpg...tied career high with 7 blocks against Cal.

TELEVISION: WSU will have four matches televised this season, all on a tape-delayed basis...check with your local FOX Sports Net channel for dates and times...WSU matches scheduled for TV are Stanford at WSU (Sept. 20), USC at WSU (Oct. 4), Oregon at WSU (Oct. 26), and WSU at Washington (Nov. 16).

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL
2001 SEASON AND CAREER SUPERLATIVES

Active Players Stats Through Sept. 21, 2001

#1 MELISSA BOYLE, Sr., MHSeason Highs [Career]Kills:  13 (California, 9/21) [17 - 2000]H.Pct:  .632 (California, 9/21)Service Aces:  0 [1, 2000]Digs:  4 (Pacific, 9/1) [7 - 2000]Total Blocks:  11 (California, 9/21)

#3 KALI SURPLUS, Sr., SetterSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 8 (Arkansas, 9/8) [10 - 2000]H.Pct: .615 (Arkansas, 9/8)Assists: 51 (Pacific, 9/1)Service Aces: 1 (three times)Digs: 17 (Pacific, 9/1)Total Blocks: 4 (Houston, 9/8)

#6 KORTNEY JAMTAAS, Jr., DSSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 4 (Pacific, 9/1)H.Pct: .600 (Stanford, 9/20)Service Aces: 3 (Gonzaga, 9/1) [4 - 1999]Digs: 18 (Arkansas, 9/8) [19 - 2000]

#7 ZANDRA BAUTRE, So., MHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 12 (Pacific, 9/1) [21 - 2000]H.Pct: .400 (Stanford, 9/20)Service Aces: 2 (twice) [3 - 2000]Digs: 11 (Gonzaga, 9/1) [18 - 2000]Total Blocks: 3 (Stanford, 9/20) [3 - 2000]

#10 ADRIAN HANKOFF, Jr., OHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 15 (Pacific, 9/1) [20 - 2000]H.Pct: .318 (Gonzaga, 9/1)Service Aces: 5 (Arkansas, 9/8)Digs: 14 (Kansas State, 9/8)Total Blocks: 4 (California, 9/21) [5 - 2000]

#12 HOLLY HARRIS, Jr., MBSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 15 (Houston, 9/7) [20 - 1999]H.Pct: .545 (California, 9/21)Service Aces: 2 (Pacific, 9/8)Digs: 8 (Boise State, 8/31) [20 - 2000]Total Blocks: 5 (Houston, 9/7) [13 - 2000]

#13 CHELSIE SCHAFER, Jr., RSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 5 (Kansas State, 9/8) [27 -2000]H.Pct: .222 (Pacific, 9/1)Service Aces: 0 [3 - 1999, 2000]Digs: 5 (Bradley, 8/31) [24 - 2000]Total Blocks: 1 (four times) [6 - 2000]

#14 KERRY LEWIS, Jr., DSSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 0 [1 - 2000]Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 6 (Bradley, 8/31) [12 - 2000]

#16 VICTORIA PRINCE, Fr., MHSeason HighsKills: 3 (Twice)H.Pct: .333 (Arkansas, 9/8)Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 1 (Arkansas, 9/8)Total Blocks: 2 (Boise State, 8/31)

#21 LATOYA HARRIS, Jr., RS/LSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 18 (Pacific, 9/8) [24 - 2000]H.Pct: .346 (California, 9/21)Service Aces: 2 (Twice) [5 - 2000]Digs: 17 (Gonzaga, 9/1) [26 - 2000]Total Blocks: 7 (California, 9/21) [7 - 1999]

WSU TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 69 (Pacific, 9/1)Hitting Pct: .343 (California, 9/21)Assists: 64 (Pacific, 9/8)Service Aces: 12 (Boise State, 8/31)Digs: 82 (Pacific, 9/1)Total Blocks: 14 (California, 9/21)

OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 68, Pacific, 9/1Hitting Pct: .309, Stanford, 9/20Assists: 64, Pacific, 9/1Service Aces: 11, Houston, 9/7Digs: 75, Kansas State, 9/8Total Blocks: 16, Pacific, 9/1

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