Final 2001 Cal Volleyball Release
Dec. 18, 2001
BERKELEY, CA - Cal Volleyball Finishes 2001 Season 10-18, 3-15 in Pac-10
2001 SEASON: The California women's volleyball team finished the 2001 season 10-18 overall and 3-15 (ninth) in the Pac-10. The Bears concluded the 2001 campaign winning two of their last three matches, defeating San Francisco, 3-0 Nov. 20 in San Francisco, defeating Auburn, 3-0 Nov. 24 and falling to Arizona State, 3-2, Nov. 25 in Haas Pavilion. Against the Dons, Cal broke a school record with a .467 team hitting percentage, surpassing the former record of .462 versus Gonzaga Sept. 4 1993 in Berkeley.
SENIOR CANDACE MCNAMEE: The Bears lone senior for the 2001 season was 6-0 setter/outside hitter Candace McNamee. In McNamee's final match against Arizona State, she recorded 56 assists and had two service aces. She concluded her career at Cal having played in 110 match and 375 games. McNamee is third on the Bears all-time assist list (3,622), tied for sixth on Cal's all-time service ace list (102) and ninth on Cal's all-time total block list (236). This season, she led the Bears with 958 assists and 36 service aces, and was sixth in the Pac-10 in service aces per game (0.38) and eighth in assists per game (10.08). McNamee also had three triple-doubles during her college career and was featured on the Nov. 1, 1999 issue of Sports Illustrated's Faces in the Crowd. She has been selected to train this January with the United States National Volleyball Team in Colorado Springs, CO.
CAMILLE LEFFALL NAMED TO PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: Cal freshman middle blocker Camille Leffall was named to the 2001 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. Leffall is the first Bear freshman to make the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team since Kelli Alva earned the honor in 1996. Leffall, a 6-0 middle blocker from Upland, CA, led the Bears and was fifth in the Pac-10 with a school record .381 hitting percentage (163 kills, 44 errors, 312 attempts). The old Cal record for single season hitting percentage was .298 set by junior Reena Pardiwala last season. Leffall was also tops among Pac-10 freshman with her .381 hitting percentage and led Cal with 88 total blocks. Earlier this season she tied a school record with 11 total blocks (three solo blocks and eight block assists) in the Bears Oct. 23, 3-2 upset of No. 19 ranked Santa Clara. Leffall joined Keao Burdine of USC, Brynn Murphy of UCLA, Ogonna Nnamani of Stanford, Alicia Robinson of USC and Chrissie Zartman of UCLA on the Pac-10 All-Freshman squad.
FOUR BEARS NAMED ON PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC LIST: Cal volleball had four players on the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention list - junior Reena Pardiwala and sophomores Lisa Collette, Heather Diers and Jenna Grigsby.
OTHER BEAR NOTABLES: Junior Reena Pardiwala had a .316 hitting percentage, led the Bears with 254 digs and was second on the team with 27 service aces and 57 total blocks. Last season she broke a school record with .298 single-season hitting percentage and is currently second on the school's career hitting percentage list (.276). Junior Leah Young was second on the team in kills (251) and was third on the team in kills per game (2.61). Young had a career-high 19 kills and 12 digs in Cal's Oct. 23, 3-2, upset of No. 19 ranked Santa Clara. Freshman Mia Jerkov only competed in 10 matches and 33 games for the Bears this season due to playing for the Croatian National team and strained tendons in her left foot. Jerkov still led Cal in kills per game (3.36) and was the team leader in kills in six of the 10 matches she played. Sophomore Gabrielle Abernathy led the Bears in total kills with 288 and recorded 3.16 kills per game.
HEAD COACH RICH FELLER: Rich Feller (36-48 at Cal, career 335-215, .609) concluded 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.
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
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 .276 1998- 3. Wei Meng .256 1985-86
GABRIELLE ABERNATHY: Led the Bears in kills with 288...had a team-leading 18 kills Nov. 17 at ASU...had team-high 21 kills and a career-high five service aces Nov. 1 at Oregon...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...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 11 assists and two service aces Oct. 6 v. OSU.
CAMILLE LEFFALL: Was first on the team and fifth in the Pac-10 with a school-record .381 hitting percentage...also led Cal in total blocks (88) and blocks per game (0.96)...had 11 kills and a .600 hitting percentage (11 kills, two errors, 15 attempts) Nov. 17 at ASU...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 .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: Had the team lead in kills per game (3.36)...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...led Cal and was sixth in the Pac-10 in service aces per game (36, 0.38)...was also eighth in the Pac-10 in assists per game (958, 10.08)...had a career-high six service aces Nov. 24 vs. Auburn 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 60 assists and four service aces Sept. 2 vs. UConn...had three triple-doubles in her college career...had 3,622 career assists, third on the Cal career assist list, 102 service aces, sixth on the Bears career service ace list and 236 total blocks, eighth on the Cal career list.
REENA PARDIWALA: Had a .316 hitting percentage...led the team with 254 digs and was second with 27 service aces and 64 total blocks...had a team-high 12 kills and a .500 hitting percentage Nov. 9 vs. USC...had a team-high 15 digs Nov. 1 at Oregon...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, eight service aces, 33 digs and had a .441 hitting percentage at the IKON Husky 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 .276 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...was honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic...
ASHLEIGH TURNER: Had a career-high 16 digs Nov. 25 vs. ASU and 15 digs Oct. 6 vs. Oregon State...tallied 13 digs Nov. 8 vs. UCLA...had a team-high 12 digs Sept. 28 vs. Stanford...was second on the team with 222 digs and had 20 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.
LEAH YOUNG: Was second on team with 251 kills...had a career-high 19 kills and 12 digs Oct. 23 vs. Santa Clara...had a team-high 14 kills Sept. 21 at WSU...recorded 15 kills (.361 hitting percentage) Nov. 1 at Oregon...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.
Final 2001 University of California Volleyball Season HighsCareer highs in italics
TEAMKills 71 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 190 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Hitting Pct. .467 at San Francisco, 11/20Assists 63 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 13 vs. Oregon, 11/1Digs 85 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Block Solos 4 vs. four teamsBlock Assists 26 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Team Blocks 17 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23
GABRIELLE ABERNATHYKills 22 at Connecticut, 9/2Attempts 48 at Arizona State, 11/17Service Aces 5 at Oregon, 11/1Digs 14 vs. UW, 10/20, at ASU, 11/17Block 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 6 vs. Auburn, 11/24Digs 13 vs. Washington State, 10/19Block Solos 1 vs. seven teamsBlock Assists 5 vs. Washington, 10/20, at USF, 11/20Total Blocks 5 vs. Washington, 10/20, at USF, 11/20
REENA PARDIWALAKills 15 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 39 at Oregon State, 11/2Service Aces 3 vs. three teamsDigs 24 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Block Solos 2 at UConn, 9/2, vs. Oregon, 10/5Block Assists 6 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Total Blocks 6 vs. Oregon State, 10/6, vs. ASU, 11/25
LEAH YOUNGKills 19 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Attempts 47 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23Service Aces 3 vs. Auburn, 11/24Digs 14 vs. Arizona State, 11/24Block Solos 1 vs. Saint Mary's, 10/2, vs. USC 11/9Block Assists 4 vs. OSU, 10/6, at SJS, 10/16Total Blocks 4 vs. OSU, 10/6, at SJS, 10/16
CAMILLE LEFFALLKills 15 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Attempts 25 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Service Aces 0Digs 3 vs. Stanford, 9/28Block Solos 3 vs. Santa Clara, 10/23, at USF, 11/20Block 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 3 vs. three teamsDigs 17 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Block Solos 0Block Assists 1 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1Total Blocks 1 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1
ASHLEIGH TURNERKills 8 at San Francisco, 11/20Attempts 33 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Service Aces 3 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Digs 16 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Block Solos 0Block Assists 2 vs. Arizona State, 11/25Total Blocks 2 vs. Arizona State, 11/25