Bay Area Trip Next for Cougar Volleyball

Oct. 15, 2001

WSU VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA: At the halfway point of the Pac-10 schedule, the Washington State volleyball team is 9-7 overall, 4-5 in conference contests...the Cougars travel to the San Francisco Bay area to take on California (5-9, 1-7) Friday night match at Haas Pavilion and meets #4 Stanford (14-2, 7-1) Saturday night at Maples Pavilion...both matches start at 7 p.m....this is WSU's second weekend on the road and considering a volleyball match with the new rally scoring format can be played in half the time the team spends in an airport, three matches at home the following week looks good.

CALIFORNIA GOLDEN BEARS (5-9, 1-7 pending 10/16 at San Jose State) - LAST TIME - WSU defeated Cal 30-26, 30-14, 30-11, at Pullman...Cal's sole win in conference play is a 3-0 victory over Oregon...the Bears have dropped their last four matches, three to ranked teams...6-3 freshman OH Mia Jerkov, has only played in four complete matches for Cal, after playing on the Croatian Junior National team in the World Junior Champs (Dominican Republic) and European Champs (Bulgaria)...Jerkov leads the team with 3.56 kills per game...Gabrielle Abernathy (So., OH) adds 3.41 kpg...junior Reena Pardiwala leads the team with 2.57 digs per Rich Feller (31-39, 3 years at Cal, 330-206, 17 years overall)...WSU leads the series with Cal, 20-17 overall and 20-11 in Pac-10 matches...the Bears hold a slim lead in the series at home, 8-7...Cougs have been victorious the past two meetings.

#4 STANFORD CARDINAL (14-2, 7-1 pending 10/19 vs. UW) - LAST TIME - Stanford swept WSU 30-28, 30-26, 30-22, at Pullman...the Cardinal's two losses came at top-ranked Long Beach State and at USC...the loss at SC was last Friday night (3-1)...junior All-American OH Logan Tom leads the way with 4.72 kpg (2nd Pac-10) and 3.29 dpg (2nd Pac-10)...freshman OH Ogonna Nnamami is making a strong bid for conference rookie of the year with 3.66 kpg (10th Pac-10) and 2.21 dpg...Stanford puts up a big block (3.83 bpg) with Sara McGee (1.77 bpg, 1st Pac-10), Tara Conrad (1.32 bpg, 3rd Pac-10), Jennifer Harvey (1.11. bpg), and Ivy Ashley (1.06 bpg, 10th Pac-10) coach John Dunning coached for 16 years at Pacific and has a career record of 451-104, 17 years...Stanford leads the series, 30-2 overall, 29-2 in Pac-10 matches...Stanford leads the series with WSU 15-0 when played at Stanford.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL RADIO BROADCASTS: The local LIVE and Internet accessible radio broadcasts of the WSU Volleyball Pac-10 road matches are the Palouse, the broadcasts can be heard on KRPL-AM, 1400...for the internet connection, go to for the link...Alex Webster calls all the action in his sixth season as the voice of Cougar volleyball...the pre-game report begins at 6:45 p.m.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (thru 10/8)	Conference	Overall	Streak(Natl. Ranking)  USC (3)	                 7-0	12-1	Won 11	        Stanford (4)	        7-1	14-2	Won 1	        UCLA (5)	                 5-2	10-3	Won 1	        Oregon State	        5-2	12-4	Won 3	        Arizona (7)	        6-3	11-3	Won 3	        Washington State           4-5	9-7	Won 1	        Washington	                 3-6	9-8	Lost 1	        Arizona State              1-6	5-9	Lost 6	        California	                 1-7	5-9	Lost 4	        Oregon	                 0-7	8-9	Lost 9

COUGS IN ACTION LAST WEEK: WSU fell at #7 Arizona Friday night, 30-19, 30-26, 30-24...Shannon Torregrosa led all players with 18 kills, and Lisa Rutledge was the only other player in the match with double-figure kills at 13 (.407)...Dana Burkholder tallied eight kills with no errors, had 41 assists, 12 digs and led Arizona with three blocks...Arizona hit .411 on the night...WSU's Adrian Hankoff and Melissa Boyle each had eight kills...Boyle made no errors in 13 attacks for a .615 hitting percentage...Kortney Jamtaas led the Cougs with 10 digs and LaToya Harris had the team-high four blocks...Saturday night, the Cougars defeated Arizona State 30-27, 30-26, 27-30, 30-22, at Tempe, for the first time since 1997...Adrian Hankoff led all players with 20 kills, 17 digs and three blocks...others with double-figure kills for the Cougs were LaToya Harris (15), Melissa Boyle (13) and Zanda Bautre (11)...Bautre added 19 digs while Harris had four service aces...setter Kali Surplus added 58 assists and 17 digs...ASU's Kim Mehlhorn had 19 kills and 17 digs while Julia Leddy led the match with five blocks and added 11 kills...Jami Coughlin had 21 digs and 15 kills.

NATIONAL POLLS: WSU is not listed in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (10/15/01)...the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (10/15) lists WSU among 'Others' at 30th.

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: WSU is 27th on the national attendance with an average of 1,019 fans per home match...Hawai'i leads with an average of 6,513 fans per match while the top Pac-10 school is Arizona, 12th with 1,794 fans per match...the Arizona-WSU match had 3,711 fans in a pre-Midnight Madness night Oct. 12.

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...the next poll is slated for Oct. 17.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 236-159 (.597) while her overall collegiate record is 322-219 (.595)...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 (99 in 52 games for 1.90 acepg) and digs (17.25 dpg), fourth in kills (16.27 kpg), fifth in assists (14.37 apg), seventh in hitting percentage (.220) and ninth in blocks (2.20 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 .332...has had three matches hitting .600 or better this season...second on team in blocking with 0.88 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 12.31 assists per game (4th Pac-10)...hits .270, second on team...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 assists of 1,997 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 720 more assists to move into fourth with Krista Beightol...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...during spring 2001 practice, 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 2.65 digs per game, fourth 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 26 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 Oregon State had career-high 23 digs and season-high 16 kills...averaging 2.44 kills per game (third on team) and 2.82 digs per game (second on team, 10th in Pac-10)...hitting .236 (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...4th in Pac-10 with 0.51 service aces per game (25 aces in 49 games) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas...3.20 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.69 dpg, third on team...has had double-figure kills in eight of WSU's 16 ASU, tied career high of 20 kills and had career-best of 17 digs.

#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 0.92 blocks per game average...has 202 career block assists, 10th-best in WSU history...needs 10 more to move into 9th more solo blocks will move her to 10th on WSU all-time list...7 total blocks will move her to 10th in that category...also contributing 2.39 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 11 aces this year.

#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in 17 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 3.08 digs per game average...leads team in kills at 3.40 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.

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.

Active Players Stats Through October 15, 2001

#1 MELISSA BOYLE, Sr., MHSeason Highs [Career]Kills:  13 (twice) [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: 20 (Arizona State 10/13) [20 - 2000]H.Pct: .340 (Arizona State 10/13)Service Aces: 5 (Arkansas 9/8)Digs: 17 (Arizona State 10/13)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: .375 (Arizona 10/12)Service Aces: 2 (Arizona 10/12) [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 (twice) [1 - 2000]Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 11 (Washington 10/8) [12 - 2000]

#16 VICTORIA PRINCE, Fr., MHSeason HighsKills: 4 (twice)H.Pct: .600 (Boise State 8/31)Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 1 (three times)Total Blocks: 3 (Arizona 10/12)

#21 LATOYA HARRIS, Jr., RS/LSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 23 (Oregon State 9/28) [24 - 2000]H.Pct: .346 (California, 9/21)Service Aces: 4 (Arizona State 10/13) [5 - 2000]Digs: 18 (Oregon State 9/28) [26 - 2000]Total Blocks: 7 (California, 9/21) [7 - 1999]

WSU TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 78 (Arizona State 10/13)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: .411, Arizona 10/12Assists: 72, Oregon State 9/28Service Aces: 11, Houston 9/7Digs: 110, Oregon State 9/28Total Blocks: 16, Pacific, 9/1

2001 WSU Schedule/Results
Currently: 9-7, 4-5 Pac-10

8/31 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 L *(#7) Arizona 0-310/13 W *Arizona State 3-110/19 *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

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