Cal Volleyball Travels to the Oregon Schools

Oct. 29, 2001

BERKELEY, CA -

Nov. 1 at Oregon McArthur Court 7 p.m.Nov. 2 at OSU	 Gill Coliseum	7 p.m.

BEARS TRAVEL TO THE OREGON SCHOOLS: The Cal women's volleyball team (7-12, 2-9 in the Pac-10), winners of two of its last three matches, will try to keep its momentum going as the Bears travel to Oregon and Oregon State this week. Cal will try to extend its five-match winning streak over the Ducks and avenge a 3-1 loss to the Beavers earlier this season (Oct. 6) at Haas Pavilion. The Bears match at Oregon on Thursday will be shown on Fox Sports on Saturday, Nov. 3 (time TBA). Last week, Cal was able to upset No. 19 ranked Santa Clara, 3-2, Oct. 23 at Haas Pavilion, before falling to No. 4 ranked Stanford, 3-0, Oct. 26 at Maples Pavilion.

LAST WEEK'S HIGHLIGHTS: The Bears upset win over Santa Clara avenged a 3-0 loss to the Broncos last season. Cal led by junior outside hitter Leah Young, who had a career-high 19 kills, 12 digs and a .319 hitting percentage (19 kills, four errors, 47 attempts). The Bears were also paced by sophomore Gabrielle Abernathy's 17 kills and junior Reena Pardiwala had a solid night, finishing with 10 kills, a .360 hitting percentage (10 kills, one error, 25 attempts) and had a team-high 15 digs. As a team, the Bears had their best blocking night of the year, tallying four solo blocks, 26 block assists and a season-high 17 team blocks. Freshman middle blocker Camille Leffall was especially effective in Cal's blocking scheme, finishing the match with a career-high three block solos and eight block assists, tying a school record with 11 total blocks (last accomplished by Jenny Swart versus Oregon, Sept. 15, 1995). Cal has been receiving steady play from Pardiwala all season long, as the 5-11 middle blocker is hitting .326 with a team-leading 171 digs. She is also second on the squad with 21 service aces and 44 total blocks. Senior setter/outside hitter Candace McNamee leads the Bears with 632 assists and 23 service aces, while Leffall is hitting a team-best .342 with 58 total blocks.

MIA JERKOV HELPS LEAD THE BEARS: Cal's 6-3 freshman standout Mia Jerkov (YAIR-cove) sat out both the Santa Clara and Stanford matches with a strained tendon in her left foot, but should be ready to play against the Oregon schools. Jerkov has led the Bears in kills in six of the eight matches she has played in this season and leads the team in kills per game (4.27). She had a career-high 20 kills and 14 digs Oct. 19 versus WSU and led Cal in its victory over UW Oct. 20 with 19 kills and two service aces. In her collegiate debut Oct. 5 versus Oregon, she was still recuperating from playing at the European Championship in Bulgaria the week before, but finished with seven kills, seven digs and one block solo after coming into the match midway through game two.

HEAD COACH RICH FELLER: Rich Feller (33-42 at Cal, career 332-209, .614) is in his third season as the head coach of Cal's women's volleyball program. Feller came to Cal after a stint as an assistant coach on the USA National Team and 14 years as head coach at Colorado State (1983-96) where he led the Rams to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 Top 25 national rankings. Feller earned his 300th career victory when the Bears defeated Denver, 3-1, Sept. 4, 1999.

CAL VS. THE OPPONENTS: The Bears have a 33-12 all-time record against Oregon (8-14, 0-11) defeating the Ducks, 3-0 (30-23, 30-23, 32-30) Oct. 5 at Haas Pavilion. Oregon is led by 6-0 senior outside hitter Monique Tobbagi (1,057 career kills). Cal has a 25-14 all-time record versus Oregon State (14-6, 7-4, hosts No. 4 ranked Stanford Nov. 1), falling to the Beavers earlier this season, 3-1 (30-22, 26-30, 30-25, 30-28) Oct. 6 at Haas Pavilion. The last time the Bears defeated Oregon State was 3-0, Oct. 29, 1999 at Cal's Recreational Sports Facility. The Beavers are led by 5-11 senior outside hitter Gina Schmidt (team-leading 286 kills and 248 digs).

2001 Player Notes

CAL CAREER LEADERSKills Name Total Years 1. Tiffany Rochelle 1814 1986-89 2. Lisa Arce 1806 1987-90 3. Alicia Perry 1348 1997-00

Attempts Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 4801 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 4772 1986-89 3. Alicia Perry 3729 1997-00

Assists Name Total Years 1. Sienna Curci 4008 89,91-93 2. Holly McPeak 3819 1987-89 3. Candace McNamee 3296 1998- 10. Caity Noonan 835 1999-

Digs Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 1602 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 1406 1986-89 3. Jessica Dinaberg 1238 1994-97

Hitting Percentage Name Total Years 1. Sylvie Monnet .293 1983 2. Reena Pardiwala .273 1998- 3. Wei Meng .256 1985-86

GABRIELLE ABERNATHY: Leads the Bears in kills with 198...had 17 kills Oct. 23 vs. Santa Clara...had a career-high 14 digs Oct. 20 vs. UW...recorded a team-high 12 kills Sept. 20 at UW...was named to the Golden Bear Classic All-Tournament team after tallying 24 kills in the two matches...had a career-high four service aces Sept. 8 vs. Tennessee...was named to the IKON Husky Classic All-Tournament team Aug. 31-Sept. 2...had a season-high 22 kills in the IKON Husky Classic final Sept. 2 vs. UConn.

ASTRID GONZALEZ: Had a career-high 16 assists Oct. 23 vs. Santa Clara...had 13 assists Oct. 12 at UCLA...in first collegiate match had a team-high 17 digs Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire...recorded nine kills Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire and Sept. 2 vs. Connecticut...had a career-high 11 assists and two service aces Oct. 6 v. OSU.

CAMILLE LEFFALL: Is first on the team and eighth in the Pac-10 with a .342 hitting percentage...also leads Cal in total blocks (58) and blocks per game (0.95)...had a career-high three block solos and eight block assists Oct. 23 vs. Santa Clara, tying a school record with 11 total blocks in a single match...hit .615 Oct. 19 vs. WSU (nine kills, one error, 13 attempts)...hit .538 (seven kills, no errors, 13 attempts) Oct. 5 vs. Oregon...had an impressive .833 hitting percentage (10 kills, no errors, 12 attempts) Sept. 7 vs. Florida Atlantic...in first collegiate match Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire, had a .667 hitting percentage (11 kills, one error, 15 attempts) and four total blocks...had a .438 hitting percentage (nine kills, two errors, 16 attempts) with seven total blocks Sept. 2 vs. UConn.

MIA JERKOV: Has the team lead in kills per game (4.27)...has led the Bears in kills in six of the eight matches she has played...had a career-high 20 kills and 14 digs Oct. 19 vs. WSU...followed with a team-high 19 kills Oct. and two service aces Oct. 20 vs. UW...led the Bears with 12 kills Oct. 12 at UCLA and 13 kills Oct. 13 at USC...in first collegiate action Oct. 5 vs. Oregon, had seven kills, seven digs, a service ace and a block solo in half a match...had a team-high 15 kills with three service aces and 12 digs Oct. 6 vs. Oregon State...recorded 10 kills with two service aces and eight digs Oct. 8 vs. Arizona.

CANDACE MCNAMEE: Tallied 73 assists and was a member of the Golden Bear Classic (Sept. 7-8) all-tournament team for the second year in a row...leads Cal and is fifth in the Pac-10 in service aces (23, 0.36)...is also eighth in the Pac-10 in assists (632, 9.88)...had a career-high five service aces Oct. 2 vs. Saint Mary's and a season-high 12 kills Oct. 6 vs. OSU...was named all-tournament at the UConn IKON Husky Classic, finishing three matches with 164 assists, seven service aces and 10 kills...had a .556 hitting percentage (five kills, no errors, nine attempts) with 54 assists Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire...had 60 assists and four service aces Sept. 2 vs. UConn...has had three triple-doubles in her college career...has 3296 career assists, third on the Cal career assist list.

REENA PARDIWALA: Has a .326 hitting percentage...leads the team with 171 digs and is second with 21 service aces and 44 total blocks...had 10 kills, two service aces and a team-high 15 digs Oct. 23 vs. Santa Clara...led the Bears with 14 digs Oct. 12 at UCLA and hit .615 (nine kills, one error, 13 attempts) with 11 digs Oct. 13 at USC...hit .455 Oct. 8 vs. Arizona (11 kills, one error, 22 attempts)...had 16 kills and four service aces Sept. 7-8 at the Golden Bear Classic, including a .714 hitting percentage (10 kills, no errors, 14 attempts) Sept. 7 vs. Florida Atlantic...recorded 39 kills and had a .441 hitting percentage at the IKON Husky Classic...also led the Bears with eight service aces and recorded 33 digs at UConn Classic...had a team-high 15 kills Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire and a team-high 19 digs and .591 hitting percentage (14 kills, one error, 22 attempts) Sept. 1 vs. UMass...is currently second on the Cal career hitting percentage list with a .273 hitting percentage...had a school record single season .298 hitting percentage (219 kills, 80 errors, 466 attempts) and had a team-high 95 total blocks last season.

ASHLEIGH TURNER: Had a career-high 15 digs Oct. 6 vs. Oregon State...had a team-high 12 digs Sept. 28 versus Stanford...is second on the team with 145 digs and has 15 service aces...had 25 digs and recorded three service aces during the IKON Husky Classic...had two service aces Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire and had 11 digs Sept. 2 versus UConn...led the Bears with 31 service aces last season as a freshman.

LEAH YOUNG: Had a career-high 19 kills and 12 digs Oct. 23 vs. Santa Clara...had a team-high 14 kills Sept. 21 at WSU...was named to the Golden Bear Classic All-Tournament team after recording 16 kills, including 10 kills and a .400 hitting percentage (10 kills, two errors, 20 attempts) in the championship match Sept. 8 against Tennessee...it was the first all-tournament honor of her college career...had 39 kills and 23 digs at the IKON Husky Classic...recorded 14 kills with a .423 hitting percentage (14 kills, three errors, 26 attempts) Sept. 1 against UMass...also had 14 kills and a career-high two service aces with 11 digs Sept. 2 vs. UConn.

2001 University of California Volleyball Season HighsCareer highs in italics

TEAMKills 71 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 189 at Connecticut, 9/2 AttemptsHitting Pct. .354 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1Assists 63 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 12 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Digs 78 at Connecticut, 9/2Block Solos 4 vs. three teamsBlock Assists 26 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Team Blocks 17 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23

INDIVIDUAL

GABRIELLE ABERNATHYKills 22 at Connecticut, 9/2Attempts 43 at UConn, 9/2, vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Service Aces 4 vs. Tennessee, 9/8Digs 14 vs. Washington, 10/20Block Solos 1 vs. UMass, 9/1, vs, Oregon, 10/5Block Assists 4 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Total Blocks 4 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23

CANDACE MCNAMEEKills 12 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Attempts 32 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Assists 60 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 5 vs. Saint Mary's, 10/2Digs 13 vs. Washington State, 10/19Block Solos 1 vs. four teamsBlock Assists 5 vs. Washington, 10/20Total Blocks 5 vs. Washington, 10/20

REENA PARDIWALAKills 15 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 25 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Service Aces 3 vs. three teamsDigs 19 at Connecticut, 9/2Block Solos 2 at UConn, 9/2, vs. Oregon, 10/5Block Assists 6 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Total Blocks 6 vs. Oregon State, 10/6

LEAH YOUNGKills 19 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Attempts 47 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Service Aces 2 at UConn, 9/2, vs. UW, 10/20Digs 12 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Block Solos 1 vs. Saint Mary's, 10/2Block Assists 4 vs. OSU, 10/6, at SJS, 10/16Total Blocks 4 vs. OSU, 10/6, at SJS, 10/16

CAMILLE LEFFALLKills 11 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 16 at UConn, 9/2, vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Service Aces 0Digs 3 vs. Stanford, 9/28Block Solos 3 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Block Assists 8 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Total Blocks 11 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23

MIA JERKOVKills 20 vs. Washington State, 10/19Attempts 56 vs. Washington State, 10/19Service Aces 3 vs. OSU, 10/6, vs.WSU, 10/19Digs 14 vs. Washington State, 10/19Block Solos 1 vs. three teamsBlock Assists 2 vs. Washington State, 10/19Total Blocks 2 vs. WSU, 10/19, vs. UW, 10/20

ASTRID GONZALEZKills 9 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31, at UConn, 9/2Attempts 36 at Connecticut, 9/2Assists 16 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Service Aces 2 vs. NHU, 8/31, vs. Oregon, 10/5Digs 17 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Block Solos 0Block Assists 1 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1Total Blocks 1 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1

ASHLEIGH TURNERKills 2 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 7 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Service Aces 3 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Digs 15 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Block Solos 0Block Assists 0Total Blocks 0

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