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Oct. 22, 2001

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WSU VOLLEYBALL HOSTS THREE NEIGHBORS: The Washington State volleyball team brings home a record of 10-8 overall, 5-6 in conference contests...the Cougars host their third Thursday/Friday contests of the season (due to the Pac-10 ruling against Saturday conference football and volleyball matches on same day)...Oregon State (13-5, 6-3) visits Thursday, Oct. 25 (7 p.m.) and Oregon (8-11, 0-9) comes to Pullman Friday, Oct. 26 (7:30 p.m.)...the Oregon match will be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports Net Northwest...Bud Nameck and Nancy Youlden will be the announcers for the Cougar-Duck contest...Idaho will visit Bohler Gym Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a 7 p.m. non-conference match...the Vandal contest was originally scheduled for Oct. 9, but was rescheduled to accommodate moving the Washington match.

OREGON STATE BEAVERS (13-5, 6-3) - LAST TIME - OSU defeated WSU 30-23, 30-26, 27-30, 33-31 at Corvallis...the Beavers' three losses in Pac-10 have come at the hands of Stanford, and twice to Arizona...they have not played the highly-ranked LA schools yet...led by Gina Schmidt with 3.78 kpg (7th Pac-10) and 3.24 dpg (3rd, Pac-10)...Michele Solomon brings 2.59 kpg and hauls in 1.09 blocks per game (10th, Pac-10)...setter Laura Collins gets 12.03 assists per game (6th, Pac-10)...coach Nancy Somera (37-39, 3rd year)...WSU leads the series 35-25 overall and 25-6 in Pac-10 contests...WSU also leads in the series played at Pullman, 13-2...OSU's last win over the Cougs at Pullman came in 1990, a 3-0 contest.

OREGON DUCKS (8-11, 0-9, pending 10/23 at Gonzaga) - LAST TIME - WSU swept Oregon 30-24, 30-21, 30-22 at Eugene...Ducks are on a 10-match losing streak and winless in the Pac-10...UO is led by a pair of junior transfers...6-3 MB Stephanie Martin has 3.32 kpg and 1.20 blocks per game (6th, Pac-10)...Lindsay Closs, a 6-1 MB from Spokane, adds 2.74 kpg, and 1.17 bpg (8th, Pac-10)...top hitter for Oregon is senior Monique Tobbagi with 3.50 kpg...she has over 1,000 kills in her Duck career...coach Carl Ferreira (18-30, 2nd year at Oregon, 166-86, 8th year career)...WSU leads the series with Oregon 29-27...Cougs have a current streak of 21 consecutive wins over the Ducks...in Pac-10 matches, WSU leads 24-7 overall and when playing in Pullman, hold a 12-3 lead...UO's last win over WSU was in 1987 (3-0).

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.

PAC-10 STANDINGS

(Natl. Ranking) (thru 10/21) Conference Overall Streak
USC (3) 8-0 14-1 Won 13
Stanford (4) 9-1 16-2 Won 3
Arizona (7) 8-3 13-3 Won 5
Oregon State 6-3 13-5 Lost 1
UCLA (6) 5-3 10-4 Lost 1
Washington State 5-6 10-8 Lost 1
Washington 3-8 10-10 Lost 2
Arizona State 2-7 6-10 Lost 1
California 2-8 6-11 Won 1
Oregon 0-9 8-11 Lost 11

COUGS IN ACTION LAST WEEK: WSU grabbed a 30-22, 27-30, 30-27, 30-23 win over a tough California Friday night at Haas Pavilion...Cal suffered its sixth consecutive loss and fell to 5-11 overall, 1-8 in league action...Cougars were led by the 16 kills of LaToya Harris with Adrian Hankoff and Holly Harris adding 12 kills each...Zanda Bautre led all players with 17 digs while Kali Surplus had 47 assists...Melissa Boyle blocked six with Holly Harris stopping five at the net...down the stretch, LaToya Harris' five service aces was a deciding factor as the Cougs had 11 total...the Bears' Croatian sensation, 6-3 freshman Mia Jerkov, led all players with 20 kills while digging 14...Camille Leffall had six blocks and nine kills, hitting .615...Reena Pardiwala added nine kills and five blocks...the next night, the fourth-ranked Stanford Cardinal defeated WSU 30-21, 30-28, 30-23, at Maples Pavilion before 1,592 fans...Stanford's Olympian and All-American, Logan Tom, led all players with 16 points and added 10 digs...Sara McGee added 14 kills and freshman sensation Ogonna Nnamani had 12 kills...Tara Conrad had a match-high eight blocks and Anna Robinson gave out 46 assists...Stanford hit .328 while holding WSU to .167, and out-blocked the Cougs 12 to 7...LaToya Harris provided WSU with 14 kills and 11 blocks and Adrian Hankoff had 11 kills and 14 digs...in the middle, Holly Harris had four blocks and Melissa Boyle had three...setter Kali Surplus dished out 36 assists.

NATIONAL POLLS: WSU is not listed in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (10/22/01) or in the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (10/22).

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: WSU is 26th 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 second poll of the 2001 season was conducted Oct. 17 and all teams remained the same as the Oct. 3 poll except for Weber State taking over 10th from Montana State...the Pacific Region (Big Sky, Pac-10, and West Coast Conferences) rankings are: 1. USC, 2. Stanford, 3. UCLA, 4. Arizona, 5. Pepperdine, 6. San Diego, 7. Santa Clara, 8. Oregon State, 9. Washington State, 10. Weber...the next poll is slated for Oct. 31.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 237-160 (.597) while her overall collegiate record is 323-220 (.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 (111 in 59 games for 1.88 sapg) and digs (17.14 dpg), fourth in kills (16.15 kpg), sixth in assists (14.32 apg), eighth in hitting percentage (.214) and blocks (2.25 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 .307...has had three matches hitting .600 or better this season...second on team in blocking with 0.93 bpg...top matches - 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...in conference only matches, has 1.15 bpg, fourth best in league.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/LS, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...averaging 12.25 assists per game (5th Pac-10)...hits .272, second on team...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attack...total assists of 2,080 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 637 more assists to move into fourth with Krista Beightol...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team.

#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 2.61 digs per game, fifth 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 29 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 2.38 kills per game (third on team) and 2.89 digs per game (2nd on team, 9th in Pac-10)...in Pac-10 matches only stats, averaging 3.15 digs per game, fifth-best.

#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...4th in Pac-10 with 0.50 service aces per game (28 aces in 56 games) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas...3.21 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.75 dpg, third on team...has had double-figure kills in 10 of WSU's 18 matches...at 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 0.97 blocks per game average...has 210 career block assists, and 244 total blocks, both 10th-best in WSU history...tied with Keren Oigman (1994-97) with 34 solo blocks, 10th on WSU's all-time list...needs 2 more block assists to move into 9th place...needs 15 more total blocks for eighth on that list...also contributing 2.36 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 2000 First Team...currently fifth in Pac-10 in digs with 3.02 digs per game average...career digs of 915 is ninth in WSU all-time records...leads team in kills at 3.51 kpg...third on team in blocks at 0.68 bpg...tied career high with 7 blocks against Cal...season high 23 kills and 18 digs at Oregon State...fifth in WSU history with 99 service aces...nailed five service aces at Cal...average of 0.39 (23 aces in 59 games) is eighth best in Pac-10...needs only 17 more kills (currently at 955) to make the WSU all-time kills list at 10th...has provided 4.56 points per game in Pac-10 matches this season - eighth best in conference standings.

COUGAR ALL-TIME CAREER RECORDS:

Kills

1. Sarah Silvernail (1993-96) 1848
9. Carla Reyes (1986-89) 987
10. Carrie Gilley (1990-93) 972
LaToya Harris (1999-01) 955

Assists

1. Keri Killebrew (1990-92) 4553
4. Krista Beightol (1990, 92-94) 2717
5. Kali Surplus (2000-01) 2080

Service Aces

1. Beth Welch (1987-89) 133
4. Keren Oigman (1994-97) 115
5. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 99

Digs

1. Shannon Wyckoff (1994-97) 1254
8. Kristin Hovde (1989-92) 931
9. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 915

Solo Blocks

1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 196
9. Carla Reyes (1986-89) 36
10. Keren Oigman (1994-97) 34
Holly Harris (1999-01) 34

Block Assists

1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 617
9. Becky Howlett (1992-93) 212
10. Holly Harris (1999-01) 210

Total Blocks

1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 617
9. Kelly Hankins (1990-91) 259
10. Holly Harris (1999-01) 244

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL QUICKSETS DINNERS: Cougar Volleyball Head Coach Cindy Fredrick and visiting Pac-10 coaches give the inside scoop on the strategies of that evening's match at the Quicksets dinners, held in Bohler Addition 186...$10 per person for Pete's Bar & Grill dinner...RSVP at 877-462-2684 or locally at 509-335-0220...Quicksets are scheduled for the following remaining Fridays - Oct. 26, and Nov. 9.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL2001 SEASON AND CAREER SUPERLATIVESActive Players Stats Through October 21, 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 (four 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 (twice) [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: .440 (Stanford 10/20)Service Aces: 5 (California 10/19) [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

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