Volleyball Hosts Idaho; Travels to No. 8 UCLA, No. 5 USC

Oct. 29, 2001

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WSU VOLLEYBALL PLAYS THREE THIS WEEK: The Washington State volleyball team, 12-8 overall, 7-6 in conference contests, hosts Idaho Tuesday, Oct. 30, for a 7 p.m. non-conference match at Bohler Gym...the Vandal contest was originally scheduled for Oct. 9, but was rescheduled to accommodate moving the Washington match, moved from Sept. 14 to Oct. 8...then it's off to LA to meet #8 UCLA (11-5, 6-4) Friday night, Nov. 2 (7 p.m.), at Pauley Pavilion, and #5 USC (15-2, 9-1) Saturday night, Nov. 3 (7:30 p.m.), at the Lyon Center...the Cougs return to Bohler for the final home regular season contests, Nov. 9-10, for Arizona State and #4 Arizona.

IDAHO VANDALS (7-12) - Idaho has a 2-8 record in the Big West...coming off three consecutive losses to Utah State and at UC Santa Barbara and at Cal Poly...led by the 3.49 kpg and 1.41 bpg of 6-2, So., MB Anna Marie Hammond...5-10 redshirt freshman OH Brooke Haeberle brings 3.13 kpg...coach Debbie Buchanan (23-25, 2nd year)...WSU leads the series 25-13 including the last five at home...Idaho's last win was in 1994, in Moscow (3-1).

#8 UCLA (11-5, 6-4, pending 10/30 at #14 Pepperdine) - LAST TIME - UCLA swept WSU 30-24, 30-21, 30-22, at Pullman...the Bruins are 1-2 since senior OH Kristee Porter was declared ineligible (10/19) due to possible inadvertently accepting NCAA defined 'extra benefits'...Porter, a two-time All-American and three sport letterwinner, leads the Pac-10 with 5.81 kpg and 0.56 aces per game...Lauren Fendrick adds 3.98 kps (6th, Pac-10) and Ashley Bowles brings 3.83 kpg (8th, Pac-10)...coach Andy Banachowski (909-217, 35 years)...UCLA leads the series 25-6 with a 13-2 advantage in Westwood...WSU's last win at UCLA came in 1997 (3-1).

#5 USC (15-2, 9-1, pending 11/2 vs. Washington) - LAST TIME - USC swept the Cougs 30-26, 32-30, 30-15, at Pullman...first Pac-10 loss and second loss of season came in three games last Thursday at #7 Arizona...All-American April Ross (6-1 OH), leads the team with 3.89 kpg (7th Pac-10) and 2.84 dpg...soph. MB Katie Olsovsky averages 1.26 (4th Pac-10) and Jennifer Pahl brings down 1.19 bpg (7th Pac-10)...coach Mick Haley (1st year)...USC leads the series 21-10 (last six contests), 13-2 at home...WSU's last win at USC was in 1998 (3-1).

HARRIS & HARRIS - ESTABLISHING NAMES IN THE WSU RECORD BOOK:LaToya Harris, junior right side/left side hitter, needs just 22 more kills to become the eighth Cougar in school history to reach 1,000 kills...the 5-7 Portland, Oregon, native only needs 76 digs to be the fifth Cougar to reach 1,000 career digs...she will join Shannon Wyckoff (1994-97) and Keren Oigman (1994-97) as members of the exclusive 1,000 kills and digs club.

Holly Harris, junior middle hitter from Sandy, Utah, set a school match record with 10 kills on 11 attacks with no errors for a .909 hitting percentage in WSU's 3-0 win over Oregon, Oct. 26...the 6-2 Harris was the only player in the match with double-figure kills and she also tallied three blocks...the previous WSU match hitting percentage record of .900 (9 kills, no errors, 10 attacks) was set in 1989 by Beth Welch playing Texas A&M at the Houston Tournament.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 240-160 (.600) while her overall collegiate record is 326-220 (.597)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).


PAC-10 STANDINGS

(Natl. Ranking) (thru 10/27) Conference Overall Streak
Stanford (3) 10-1 18-2 Won 5
USC (5) 9-1 15-2 Won 1
Arizona (4) 10-3 15-3 Won 7
Oregon State 7-4 14-6 Won 1
UCLA (8) 6-4 11-5 Lost 1
Washington State 7-6 12-8 Won 2
Washington 4-9 11-11 Won 1
Arizona State 2-9 7-12 Lost 2
California 2-9 7-12 Lost 1
Oregon 0-11 8-14 Lost 13

COUGS IN ACTION LAST WEEK: WSU needed just 77 minutes to defeat OSU 30-21, 30-13, 30-21, Thursday night...Cougar junior outside hitters Adrian Hankoff and LaToya Harris led the way with 31 of WSU's 53 kills...Hankoff led the match with 16 kills, hitting .387, collected 11 digs and served four aces...Harris had 15 kills and only two errors in 24 attacks for a .542 hitting percentage...setter Kali Surplus had 37 assists and the match-high 15 digs...Zanda Bautre added eight kills and 14 digs and Melissa Boyle had four blocks...Gina Schmidt was the only Oregon State player in double-figures with 10 kills...Nikki Neuburger had 12 digs while Megan McMillian and Katrina Nelson each had two blocks...Friday night, WSU swept Oregon, 30-18, 30-23, 30-21, before 1,379 fans at Bohler Gym and a regional television audience...junior Holly Harris set a school match record with 10 kills on 11 attacks with no errors for a .909 hitting percentage..Harris, the only player in the match with double-figure kills, also had three blocks...Surplus just missed a triple double with nine kills (.667), 35 assists and 12 digs...Boyle, who sang the national anthem prior to the game with Cougar football players Tupo Tuupo, Tai Tupai, and Junior Tupai, led the Cougars with five blocks...Oregon's Monique Tobbagi led the Ducks with nine kills and 13 digs...Stephanie Martin had seven blocks and eight kills...WSU hit .298 to Oregon's .142, but the Ducks nudged the Cougs in blocking 9.5 to 9.

NATIONAL POLLS: WSU is listed in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (10/29/01) at 35th (among 'Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots')...WSU is not listed in the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (10/29).

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: WSU is 25th on the national attendance with an average of 1,044 fans per home match...Hawai'i leads with an average of 6,488 fans per match while the top Pac-10 school is Arizona, 10th with 1,840 fans per match...WSU averages 1,256 for its seven home Pac-10 contests.

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.

CURRENT PAC-10 CONFERENCE STATISTICS:

Team Overall (Leader)Kills - 4th with 16.28 kpg (USC 17.62 kpg)Hitting Percentage - 7th at .223 (Arizona .316)Assists - 6th at 14.46 apg (USC 16.07 apg)Service Aces - 1st at 1.98 sapgDigs - 2nd at 17.15 dpg (OSU 17.25 dpg)Blocks - 8th at 2.25 bpg (Stanford 3.71 bpg)

Team Conference Only (Leader)Kills - 3rd with 16.43 kpg (USC 17.76 kpg)Hitting Percentage - 5th at .225 (Arizona .314)Assists - 4th at 14.81 apg (USC 16.27 apg)Service Aces - 2nd at 1.81 sapg (Arizona 1.83 sapg)Digs - 3rd at 17.02 dpg (OSU 17.38 dpg)Blocks - 5th at 2.42 bpg (Stanford 3.56 bpg)

Individual Overall (Leader)Kills - (Kristee Porter UCLA 5.81 kpg)Hitting Percentage - (Jill Talbot UA .456)Assists - 5th Kali Surplus 12.23 apg (Erika Selsor UCLA 13.87 apg)Service Aces - 3rd Adrian Hankoff 0.55 sapg, 6th LaToya Harris 0.38 sapg (Kristee Porter UCLA 0.56)Digs - 9th Zanda Bautre 2.92 dpg, 10th LaToya Harris 2.88 dpg (Jami Coughlin ASU 3.65 dpg)Blocks - (Sara McGee Stanford 1.64 bpg)

Individual Conference Only (Leader)Kills - 9th LaToya Harris 3.79 kpg (Kristee Porter UCLA 5.75 kpg)Hitting Percentage - (Jill Talbot Arizona .453)Assists - 3rd Kali Surplus 12.48 apg (Erika Selsor UCLA 13.17 apg)Service Aces - 4th Adrian Hankoff 0.41 sapg, 5th La Toya Harris 0.40 sapg, 9th Zanda Bautre 0.35 sapg (Kristee Porter UCLA 0.75 sapg)Digs - 6th Zanda Bautre 3.15 dpg, 10th Kali Surplus 3.02 dpg (Jami Coughlin ASU 4.05 dpg)Blocks - 5th Melissa Boyle 1.20 bpg (Sara McGee Stanford 1.68 bpg)

HOW ABOUT THOSE COUGS?

#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...has had three matches hitting .600 or better this season...second on team in hitting percentage at .286...leads 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...2.21 kpg, fifth on team...sang national anthem prior to Oregon game accompanied only by football players Tupo Tuupo, Tai Tupai, and Junior Tupai.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/LS, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...leads team with .300 hitting percentage...vs. Oregon, had 9 kills, 1 error in 12 attacks for .667...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attack...total assists of 2,152 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 565 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.) - Three year back row starter...providing some spectacular back row saves this season...averaging 2.62 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 32 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 2.39kills per game (fourth on team) and leads team in digs at 2.92 per game (9th in Pac-10)...in Pac-10 matches only stats, averaging 3.15 digs per game, sixth-best.

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

#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...3rd in Pac-10 with 0.55 service aces per game (33 aces in 60 games) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas, four against Oregon State...3.30 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.80 dpg, fourth on team...has had double-figure kills in 11 of WSU's 20 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...also grabbed a dig vs. Oregon.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, Jr., MH, Sandy, Utah) - Named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...second on team with 0.94 blocks per game average...placing her name on all blocking categories on WSU's all-time list...set school match record with a .909 hitting percentage (10 kills, 0 errors, 11 attacks) in match vs. Oregon...also contributing 2.39 kills per game, 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...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 12 aces this year.

#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in 20 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 10th in Pac-10 in digs with 2.88 digs per game average...leads team in kills at 3.54 kpg...third on team in blocks at 0.69 bpg...tied career high with 7 blocks against Cal...season high 23 kills and 18 digs at Oregon State...nailed five service aces at Cal...average of 0.38 (25 aces in 65 games) is sixth best in Pac-10...has provided 4.56 points per game in Pac-10 matches this season - seventh best in conference standings.

COUGAR ALL-TIME CAREER RECORDS:

Kills1.  Sarah Silvernail (1993-96)        18489.  Carla Reyes (1986-89)              98710. LaToya Harris (1999-01)            978

Assists1. Keri Killebrew (1990-92) 45534. Krista Beightol (1990, 92-94) 27175. Kali Surplus (2000-01) 2152

Service Aces1. Beth Welch (1987-89) 1334. Keren Oigman (1994-97) 1155. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 91 Keri Killebrew (1990-92) 91Digs1. Shannon Wyckoff (1994-97) 12548. Kristin Hovde (1989-92) 9319. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 924

Solo Blocks1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 1969. Carla Reyes (1986-89) 3610. Holly Harris (1999-01) 34 Keren Oigman (1994-97) 34

Block Assists1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 6177. Carrie Gilley (1990-93) 3118. Holly Harris (1999-01) 214

Total Blocks1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 6178. Kelly Hankins (1990-91) 2599. Holly Harris (1999-01) 248

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.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL2001 SEASON AND CAREER SUPERLATIVESActive Players Stats Through October 27, 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 (twice) [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 (twice) [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: .387 (Oregon State 10/25)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: .541 (Oregon State 10/25)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: .345 (Oregon State 10/25)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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