Volleyball Heads to 'Zonas

Oct. 9, 2001

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL HEADS TO THE DESERT: The Washington State volleyball team, 8-6 overall, 3-4 in Pac-10 contests, travels to arid region of the conference to play #7 Arizona (9-3, 4-3) Friday night, Oct. 12, and at Arizona State (5-7, 1-4), Saturday night, Oct. 13...the WSU-UA match was moved to an 8 p.m. start by the host Wildcats to accommodate the fans attending the opening of basketball practice, the Wildcat version of Midnight Madness, at the McKale Center later that night...last year Arizona vs. USC volleyball match drew 7,298 fans in a Midnight Madness opener...the WSU-ASU match remains a 7 p.m. start at the Wells Fargo Arena.

#7 ARIZONA (9-3, 4-3) - The Wildcats have lost only road matches to ranked teams - at USC, at UCLA and at Stanford and all since Sept. 28...Arizona's team hitting percentage (.300) is second in the conference and top 15 nationally...two 6-2 junior outside hitters lead the team - Lisa Rutledge has 4.45 kills per game (3rd, Pac-10) and Shannon Torregrosa brings in 3.81 kpg (10th, Pac-10)...senior setter Dana Burkholder was Pac-10 Player of the Year and an All-American in 2000...she is third in Pac-10 assists at 12.59 apg...coach David Rubio (181-95, 10 years at UA, 301-160, 15 years career)...Arizona leads the series 22-8 and has won the past six contests...WSU's last victory over ASU was in Pullman in 1997 (3-1)...WSU's last win in Tucson was in 1995 (3-0).

ARIZONA STATE (5-7, 1-4, pending 10/12 vs. Washington) - The Sun Devils are riding a four-match losing streak - all on the road to ranked teams except for Oregon State at home (2-3)...ASU did not play at Stanford and Cal last week like travel partner Arizona, choosing instead to make up those mid-September matches in late November...in Pac-10 team stats, ASU is 5th in digs (15.28 dpg), 8th in kills (15.04 kpg), blocks (2.15 bpg) and assists (13.19 apg), and 9th in hitting percentage (.210)...6-0 senior OH Jami Coughlin leads the conference in digs (3.45 dpg) and leads the team in kills at 3.81 kpg (10th, Pac-10), and aces (0.36 apg)...Coughlin had over 1,000 digs and kills in her career by the end of her junior year...non-starter 6-3 MB Mandy Stephens has a 2.90 kpg average...coach Patti Snyder Park (196-160, 13 years)...ASU leads the series 18-13...the Sun Devils have won the last two matches and hold a 9-6 lead when played at Tempe...last WSU win at ASU, 1997 (3-1).

COUGS IN ACTION LAST WEEK: WSU gave #3 USC a tough battle event though the visitors claimed a 30-26, 32-30, 30-15 win...Katie Olsovsky led USC with 11 kills (.556) and 8 blocks...Trojan setter Toni Anderson had 23 assists and 15 digs...WSU was led by Adrian Hankoffs' 14 kills, Holly Harris' six blocks, and LaToya Harris' 12 digs...WSU hit .075 for the match while USC hit .231...the next night, #5 UCLA had little trouble downing the Cougs, 30-24, 30-21, 30-22...the Bruins had four players in double-figure kills - Kristee Porter and Lauren Fendrick had 13 kills each while Ashley Bowles and Angela Eckmier had 10 kills each...Fendrick led all players with 16 digs while Eckmier added 7 blocks...UCLA hit .354 to WSU's .181 and out-blocked the Cougars 10 to 3...LaToya Harris had 12 kills and 10 digs for WSU...the Cougars ended the long weekend (three matches in five days) with a 30-28, 30-10, 30-25 win over Washington...WSU's Zanda Bautre (.458) and LaToya Harris (.333) led all players with 13 kills each....Melissa Boyle added 11 kills (.450) and led both teams with 6 blocks...Adrian Hankoff, Kerry Lewis and Kortney Jamtaas contributed 11 digs each...setter Kali Surplus had 43 assists and 6 kills (.455)...Washington's Allison Richardson and Paige Benjamin each had 7 kills...Lisa Underhill had 4 blocks while Richardson and Gretchen Maurer had 11 digs each...the Cougars out-blocked the Huskies 12 to 5.5, and out-hit the Dawgs .305 to .072.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (thru 10/8)	Conference	Overall	Streak(Natl. Ranking)  Stanford (4)	        6-0	13-1	Won 5	        USC (3)	                 5-0	10-1	Won 9	        UCLA (5)	                 4-1	9-2	Won 4	        Oregon State	        4-2	10-4	Won 1	        Arizona (7)	        4-3	9-3	Won 1	        Washington State           3-4	8-6	Won 1	        Washington	                 2-5	8-7	Lost 3	        Arizona State              1-4	5-7	Lost 4	        California	                 1-5	5-7	Lost 2	        Oregon	                 0-6	8-7	Lost 7

NATIONAL POLLS: WSU fell out of both the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (10/8/01) and the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (10/8).

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: WSU is 28th on the national attendance with an average of 1,030 fans per home match...Hawai's leads with an average of 6,580 while the top Pac-10 school is Stanford, 14th with 1,485 fans per match.

NCAA DIV. I REGION RANKINGS: The top ten teams in each of the eight regions are selected on a biweekly basis by a committee of regional coaches and administrators in order to assist the NCAA Div. I Women's Volleyball Committee in the November selection process for the Championship Tournament...the first poll of the 2001 season was conducted Oct. 3 and here are the Pacific Region (Big Sky, Pac-10, and West Coast Conferences) rankings: 1. USC, 2. Stanford, 3. UCLA, 4. Arizona, 5. Pepperdine, 6. San Diego, 7. Santa Clara, 8. Oregon State, 9. Washington State, 10. Montana State.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 235-158 (.598) while her overall collegiate record is 321-218 (.596)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).

HOW ABOUT THOSE COUGS? In latest Pac-10 Conference team statistics, Washington State is second in service aces (84 in 42 games for 2.00 acepg) and digs (17.38 dpg), fifth in kills (16.00 kpg), sixth in assists (14.17 apg), seventh in hitting percentage (.212) and ninth in blocks (2.11 bpg).

#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 team in hitting percentage at .298...second on team in blocking with 0.90 bpg...top matchs - at Oregon had 10 kills, 0 errors on 15 attacks for .667 hitting percentage, vs. Cal had 13 kills, 1 error on 19 attacks for .632...2.29 kpg, fifth on team.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/LS, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...averaging 12.24 assists per game (5th Pac-10)...hits .281, second on team...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attack...total assists of 1,908 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 809 more assists move into fourth with Krista Beightol...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...providing some spectacular back row saves this season...averaging 2.71 digs per game, third on team...had 18 digs vs. Arkansas...tallied 7 kills in WSU tournament including career high 4 versus Pacific and again at Oregon State...this season's 22 kills surpassed to her two-year career total of 19 kills.

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, So., OH, Riga, Latvia) - Named to the 2000 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...at Oregon State had career-high 23 digs and season-high 16 kills...averaging 2.49 kills per game (third on team) and 2.77 digs per game (second on team)...hitting .228 (third on team).

#8 Brittney Diaz (5-11, RS-Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) - 2000 was redshirt season to rehab from ACL surgery.

#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 so far this season...leads Pac-10 with 0.60 service aces per game (25 aces in 42 games) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas...3.07 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.62 dpg, fifth on team...has had double-figure kills in seven of WSU's 14 matches.

#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...leads team with 0.98 blocks per game average...has 200 career block assists, 10th-best in WSU history...needs 12 more to move into 9th place...two more solo blocks will move her to 10th on WSU all-time list...10 total blocks will move her to 10th in that category...also contributing 2.42 kills per game, fourth 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...played in last two games at Oregon State and tallied 7 kills, 15 digs, a service ace and two blocks...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 with 9 aces this year.

#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in 14 games this season...racked up four kills and two blocks in two games at Oregon State.

#17 Kathleen Monda (5-11, Fr., OH, Woodinville, Wash.) - Invited walk-on...subbed in to serve at Oregon.

#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...fourth in Pac-10 in digs with 3.09 digs per game average...leads team in kills at 3.47 kpg...third on team in blocks at 0.71 bpg...tied career high with 7 blocks against Cal...season high 23 kills and 18 digs at Oregon State.

TELEVISION: WSU will have four matches televised this season, three 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)...the Oregon match, Oct. 26, will be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports Net Northwest and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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...Alex Webster calls all the action in his sixth season as the voice of Cougar volleyball.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL QUICKSETS DINNERS: Join Cougar Volleyball Head Coach Cindy Fredrick and visiting Pac-10 coaches as they give the inside scoop on the strategies of that evening's match...Quicksets dinners are held in Bohler Addition Rooms 184/186...the cost is $10 per person and includes dinner from Pete's Bar & Grill...RSVP the Tuesday prior by calling toll free to 877-462-2684 or locally at 509-335-0220...Quicksets are scheduled for the following remaining Fridays - Oct. 26, and Nov. 9.

2001 WSU Schedule/Results8/31	W  # Bradley 3-08/31	W  #Boise State 3-09/1	W  #Gonzaga 3-09/2	L  #(#12) Pacific 2-39/7	W  +Houston 3-09/8	W  +Arkansas 3-09/8	L  +Kansas State 0-39/20	L  *(#4) Stanford 0-39/21	W  *California 3-09/28	L  *Oregon State 1-39/29	W  *Oregon 3-010/4	L  *(#3) USC 0-310/5	L  *(#5) UCLA 0-310/8	W  *Washington 3-010/12	*(#7) Arizona 8 p.m.10/13	*Arizona State 7 p.m.10/19	*California 7 p.m.10/20	*Stanford 7 p.m.10/25	*Oregon State 7 p.m.10/26	*Oregon 7:30 p.m.10/30	  Idaho 7 p.m.11/2	*UCLA 7 p.m.11/3	*USC 7:30 p.m.11/9	*Arizona State 7 p.m.11/10	*Arizona 7 p.m.11/16	*Washington 7 p.m.11/23	^Rice 5 p.m.11/24	^UNLV or Wm&Mary

Home matches are Bold# Les Schwab Cougar Challenge+ Kansas State Tournament^ UNLV Tournament* Pac-10 Conferences matches

Active Players Stats Through October 8, 2001

#1 MELISSA BOYLE, Sr., MHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 13 (California 9/21) [17 - 2000]H.Pct: .667 (Oregon 9/29)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: 59 (Oregon State 9/28) [83 - 2000]Service Aces: 2 (Oregon 9/29) [3 - 2000]Digs: 26 (Oregon State 9/28)Total Blocks: 4 (Houston 9/8) [7 - 2000]

#6 KORTNEY JAMTAAS, Jr., DSSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 4 (Pacific 9/1, Oregon State 9/29)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: 16 (Oregon State 9/28) [21 - 2000]H.Pct: .458 (Washington 10/8)Service Aces: 2 (three times) [3 - 2000]Digs: 23 (Oregon State 9/29)Total Blocks: 3 (twice) [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: 6 (USC 10/4) [13 - 2000]

#13 CHELSIE SCHAFER, Jr., RSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 7 (twice) [27 -2000]H.Pct: .222 (Pacific 9/1)Service Aces: 1 (Oregon State 9/28) [3 - 1999, 2000]Digs: 15 (Oregon State 9/28) [24 - 2000]Total Blocks: 2 (Oregon State 9/28) [6 - 2000]

#14 KERRY LEWIS, Jr., DSSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 1 (UCLA 10/5) [1 - 2000]Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 11 (Washington 10/8) [12 - 2000]

#16 VICTORIA PRINCE, Fr., MHSeason HighsKills: 4 (Oregon State 9/28)H.Pct: .600 (Boise State 8/31)Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 1 (three times)Total Blocks: 2 (twice)

#21 LATOYA HARRIS, Jr., RS/LSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 23 (Oregon State 9/28) [24 - 2000]H.Pct: .346 (California, 9/21)Service Aces: 3 (Oregon 9/29) [5 - 2000]Digs: 18 (Oregon State 9/28) [26 - 2000]Total Blocks: 7 (California, 9/21) [7 - 1999]

WSU TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 77 (Oregon State 9/28)Hitting Pct: .343 (California, 9/21)Assists: 70 (Oregon State 9/28)Service Aces: 12 (Boise State 8/31, Oregon 9/29)Digs: 106 (Oregon State 9/28)Total Blocks: 14 (California, 9/21)

OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 78, Oregon State 9/28Hitting Pct: .354, UCLA 10/5Assists: 72, Oregon State 9/28Service Aces: 11, Houston 9/7Digs: 110, Oregon State 9/28Total Blocks: 16, Pacific, 9/1

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