Volleyball Travels To Pacific Northwest For Pac-10 Match-Ups

Sept. 30, 2003

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THIS WEEK
Friday, Oct. 3, at Washington State at 7 p.m.

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Saturday, Oct. 4, at Washington at 7 p.m.

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The Facts
The top-ranked USC women's volleyball team (12-0, 3-0 Pac-10) - the defending NCAA and Pac-10 champion - hits the road this week to face Washington State (5-7, 2-1 Pac-10) and 13th-ranked Washington (11-2, 2-2 Pac-10). The Women of Troy play the Cougars on Friday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. in Pullman, Wash., then travel to Seattle to face the Huskies on Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. Fans can follow the USC-Washington match with Live Stats at www.gohuskies.com. USC is coming off two 3-0 victories last week over Oregon State and Oregon.

The Rankings
After entering the season at No. 1, the Women of Troy are holding on to the top spot. USC earned all 65 first-place votes to remain No. 1 on this week's USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 poll. The Women of Troy also hold the top spot in the Volleyball magazine poll.

Charting the Streaks
USC has won its last 24 consecutive matches, 10 consecutive home matches and 68 of its last 71 consecutive games (and 37 of its last 38). The Trojans have also not dropped a road match since the 2001 season (a 3-1 loss at Stanford, 11/10/01). That's 23 consecutive wins on the road.

Losing to the Trojans Is A Good Thing?!?!
So far this season opponents have found that losing to USC is not necessarily a bad thing. Of the five ranked opponents the Women of Troy have faced and beaten, two teams held on to their rankings the following week (#2 Hawai'i and #3 Florida) and three teams moved up in the polls (Northern Iowa went from #8 to #6, Pepperdine jumped from #8 to #7 and UCLA moved from #9 to #8). The theory will be put to the test again this week when the Trojans face No. 13 Washington on Saturday.

Knocking Down The Top 10
The Women of Troy have faced five top 10 opponents this season and swept four of the five. With arguably the nation's toughest schedule, USC beat No. 2 Hawai'i (Aug. 22), No. 3 Florida (Aug. 21), No. 8 Northern Iowa (Aug. 30) and No. 8 Pepperdine (Sept. 3), all by 3-0 scores, and are coming off a 3-1 win over No. 9 UCLA (Sept. 19). USC will face its sixth ranked opponent of the season when it takes on No. 13 Washington on Saturday, Oct. 4.

And Then There were Four...
Only four Division I women's volleyball teams remain unbeaten so far this season, and two of the four are Pac-10 teams. The teams include San Francisco (15-0), Georgia Tech (13-0), California (12-0) and USC (12-0).

Pac-10 Dominance
The Pac-10 continues to show why it is the most competitive volleyball conference in the nation. Five of the 10 Pac-10 teams are ranked among the top 15 in the AVCA poll this week, including No. 1 USC, No. 4 Stanford, No. 8 UCLA, No. 9 California and No. 13 Washington. The West Coast Conference (Pepperdine, LMU, Santa Clara, San Diego, San Francisco) is next on the list with five teams ranked in the top 25.

Outstanding Numbers
USC is currently leading the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.338), opponent hitting percentage (.110), kills (17.65) and assists per game (16.22). The Women of Try also rank second nationally in assists, third in kills and blocks, and fourth in hitting percentage.

It's All About The Team
Just like last season, USC relies on a true 'team' effort to win matches. There is not just one go-to player for the Trojans, there's a team full of standouts all sharing responsibility. Currently, three players are averaging more than 3.35 kills per game (Emily Adams - 3.86, Keao Burdine - 3.61, April Ross - 3.35), two average nearly 1.0 block per game (Adams-1.43, Bibiana Candelas-1.33, Katie Olsovsky-0.90), three average more than 2.73 digs per game (Nicole Davis - 3.82, Ross - 2.86, Burdine - 2.73) and four players are hitting above .400 (Adams - .466, Staci Venski - .410, Olsovsky - .404, Candelas - .402).

Washington State/Washington Connections
* Second-year Washington head coach Jim McLaughlin is a former USC men's volleyball coach. McLaughlin coached the Trojans from 1990 through 1996 and accumulated a 142-75 (.654) overall record. He led USC to its fourth NCAA title in 1990 and a NCAA runner-up finish in 1991.
* The Huskies boast two California players on their roster - junior Alexis McDonald (Long Beach) and sophomore Jessica Veris (Manhattan Beach).
* Washington State has three California natives on its roster - freshman Shiela Gluzer (Oak Park), sophomore Brenn Larson (Westlake) and junior Stacey Holbrook (Newhall).

Oregon State/Oregon Recap
vs. Oregon State
- April Ross contributed 13.5 points as USC defeated Oregon State, 3-0 (30-19, 30-25, 30-13), on Sept. 26. OSU committed 10 attack errors and three service errors in game one as USC captured a 30-19 victory to start the night. The Beavers reduced their errors and displayed an improved performance in the following game, matching the Women of Troy point-for-point. At 16-16, the Women of Troy slowly began to pull away and eventually earned the 30-25 win. The Trojans' blocking helped them collect a 30-13 win in the final game. USC posted five of its nine total blocks, tallied a .378 attack percentage and held the Beavers to a -.143 hitting mark in the set.
vs. Oregon - Emily Adams registered 18.5 points on Sept. 27, as USC defeated Oregon, 3-0 (30-14, 30-20, 30-16). Adams led the Trojans with 16 kills on the night, along with three blocks, one service ace and a team-high .714 attack percentage. The Women of Troy used a 17-6 run to win the first game as the Ducks hit .000 in the set. Oregon held a 13-9 advantage in the second game, but a 5-1 run by the Trojans, thanks to three straight kills by Bibiana Candelas and two by Katie Olsovsky, tied the game. Adams' kill gave the Trojans the 16-15 advantage and they did not relinquish the lead. In the final game, the Women of Troy used a torrid .545 hitting clip to build a 21-9 advantage and close out the match.

News To Note
* Emily Adams was named Pac-10 Player of the Week after leading the Women of Troy to a 3-1 win over UCLA with a career-high 23 kills, no errors and a .579 attack percentage.
* Setter Toni Anderson surpassed her personal best with 55 assists against UCLA (Sept. 19). Ironically, her previous career high (54) was also set against the Bruins at Pauley Pavilion in 2001.
* Bibiana Candelas set a new career mark with 13 kills against UCLA (Sept. 19).
* Sophomore Staci Venski collected a career-high seven kills and three digs versus Centenary on Sept. 12. The day after she posted a career-high three blocks against Southwest Missouri State (Sept. 13).
* April Ross served up a career high seven aces against Centenary on Sept. 12.
* Bibiana Candelas set a career high with four aces against Centenary on Sept. 12 and Florida on Aug. 22.
* It took USC just one hour to defeat Centenary (Sept. 12), USC's shortest match this season.
* USC held Centenary to only six points in the opening game, the lowest opponent point total ever compiled against the Women of Troy in a single 30-point game.
* Emily Adams compiled a career-high .750 hitting percentage (15-0-20) against Ball State on Aug. 29.
* Bibiana Candelas had a career-high eight total blocks and seven block assists against Pepperdine (Sept. 3).

Head Coach Mick Haley
Mick Haley is in his third season as head coach of the Women of Troy. In 2002, he collected his fifth career national title (three NCAA Division I titles, two JC titles) just two years after arriving at Troy. Haley guided the Women of Troy to the program's first NCAA championship in more than 20 years and became just the second coach in NCAA history to win a national title at two universities (John Dunning is the other). Though hired in 1999 to replace former head coach Lisa Love, Haley completed his term as head coach of the U.S.A. Women's National Team before joining the Trojans in 2001. At the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, he led the United States to an unexpected fourth-place finish. Haley coached Texas for 17 seasons (1980-1996) and led the Longhorns to two national championships. He boasts a 841-193-1 (.813) overall record, 590-142 (.806) NCAA Division I record and a 186-13 (.935) career conference mark.

Opponent Notes

Washington State (5-8, 2-2 Pac-10) -- Washington State has undergone some growing pains this season as it has had to replace five starters and integrate nine newcomers. Last season, WSU advanced to the NCAA Regional Final (a best-ever for the program) and compiled a 24-8 overall record and 11-7 mark in the Pac-10 (tied for third place). So far this season, the Cougars are 5-8 overall and 2-2 in the Pac-10. The team is being led by senior outside hitter Zanda Bautre, who is averaging 3.49 kills per game, freshman middle blocker Jennifer Todd, who is averaging 1.30 blocks per game, and freshman outside hitter Kristen Carlson, who is averaging 3.36 digs per game. Head coach Cindy Fredrick is in her 15th season at the helm of the Cougar program.

USC-Washington State Series Record -- USC owns a 25-10 (.714) all-time record against Washington State and has won the last nine consecutive meetings (last WSU victory was a 3-1 win in Pullman in 1998). The Women of Troy defeated the Cougars twice last season, both by 3-0 scores.

Opponent Comparisons	Kpg	Pct.	Apg	SApg	Dpg	Bpg
Washington State 13.75 .169 12.33 1.46 15.69 2.83
USC 17.65 .338 16.22 1.86 15.62 3.16

#13 Washington (11-2, 2-2 Pac-10) -- Washington began the season with a school-record 11-match win streak (which included a 3-0 upset victory over then-No. 17 Wisconsin) and its No. 13 ranking marks the second highest-ever for the Huskies. But the outstanding start was clouded by two 3-0 losses last week at California and Stanford, ranked ninth and fourth, respectively. Despite the setbacks, the Huskies, under third-year head coach Jim McLaughlin, maintained their No. 13 ranking this week. The team is being led by junior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic, who is averaging a team-leading 5.65 kills and 0.63 aces per game. Junior middle blocker Alexis McDonald leads the team with 1.05 blocks per game. Last year's squad advanced to the NCAA second round and finished the season with a 20-11 overall record and 9-9 mark in the Pac-10 (fifth place). The team returned four starters and 12 total letterwinners from last year's squad.

USC-Washington Series Record -- USC owns a 28-9 (.757) all-time record against Washington and is riding a 10-match win streak going into this week's match (the Huskies last victory was a 3-2 win in Los Angeles in 1997 and their last win in Seattle was also a 3-2 victory in 1995). The Women of Troy swept the Huskies twice last season.

Opponent Comparisons	Kpg	Pct.	Apg	SApg	Dpg	Bpg
Washington 16.43 .324 14.95 2.05 14.93 2.49
USC 17.65 .338 16.22 1.86 15.62 3.16

Player Profiles

#1 Kimi Freeburg Setter * Freshman
This Season (12 matches played): vs. Florida (8/22): 11 assists, 3 digs... at Hawai'i (8/23): 4 assists, 3 digs... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 14 assists, 3 digs... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 12 assists, 1 dig... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 12 assists, 3digs... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 16 assists, 4 digs... vs. Centenary (9/12): 11 assists, 3 digs... vs. SMS (9/13): 11 assists, 1 ace, 4 digs... at Texas A&M (9/13): 16 assists, 3 digs... at UCLA (9/19): 6 assists, 1 dig... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 20 assists, 3 digs... vs. Oregon (9/27): 8 assists...

#2 Debora Seilhamer Defensive Specialist * Freshmen
Did You Know?
Debora Seilhamer prepped at Colegio Ponce�o in Puerto Rico and was a teammate of sophomore Bibiana Candelas for one year (2001-02). *** Seilhamer and Candelas are the first international players to play at USC since Jasmina Marinkovic (1995-98).
This Season (12 matches played): vs. Florida (8/22): played two games... at Hawai'i (8/23): 1 ace... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 4 digs... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 3 digs... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 1 dig... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 1 dig... vs. Centenary (9/12): 8 digs... vs. SMS (9/13): 2 digs... at Texas A&M (9/13): 5 digs... at UCLA (9/19): 1 assist, 2 digs... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 3 digs... vs. Oregon (9/27): 1 ace, 6 digs, 1.0 point...

#3 Toni Anderson Setter * Senior
Did You Know?
Upon entering the season, Toni Anderson ranked sixth on USC's career record list with 2,612 career assists.
This Season (12 matches played, 12 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 29 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig, 1 block... at Hawai'i (8/23): 38 assists, 6 digs, 1 block... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 30 assists, 4 digs... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): tied career high with 3 kills and 1.000 attack pct., 35 assists, 3 digs... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 33 assists, 2 aces, 9 digs, 1 block... Named to USC-Holiday Inns All-Tournament team... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 28 assists, 2 kills, 1 ace, 8 digs, 3.0 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): 31 assists, 1 kill, 7 digs, 1 block, 1.5 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 36 assists, 1 kill, 2 aces, 6 digs, 1 block, 3.5 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 31 assists, 1 kill, 8 digs, 1.0 point... at UCLA (9/19): career-high 55 assists, 1 kill, 6 digs, 1 block, 1.5 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 21 assists, 1 ace, 4 digs, 1 block, 1.5 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 32 assists, 4 digs...

#4 Nicole Davis Libero * Senior
Did You Know?
A black-belt in karate, Nicole Davis will always be known as the first women's player to ever play the position of libero at USC.
This Season (12 matches played, 12 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 6 digs... at Hawai'i (8/23): 18 digs, 3 assists... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 4 digs... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 2 assists, 17 digs... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 8 digs... Named to USC-Holiday Inns All-Tournament team... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 10 digs, 1 assist... vs. Centenary (9/12): 5 digs (played only one game)... vs. SMS (9/13): 11 digs, 2 assists... at Texas A&M (9/13): 4 digs... at UCLA (9/19): 23 digs... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 1 kill, 1 assist, 11 digs, 1.0 point... vs. Oregon (9/27): 13 digs...

#5 Anne Montgomery Defensive Specialist * Freshman
Did You Know?
Anne Montgomery's father, Mike Montgomery, is the men's basketball head coach at Stanford.
This Season (5 matches played): vs. Florida (8/22): DNP... at Hawai'i (8/23): DNP... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 2 digs... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): played 1 game... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): DNP... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): DNP... vs. Centenary (9/12): 1 ace, 2 digs, 1.0 point... vs. SMS (9/13): DNP... at Texas A&M (9/13): DNP... at UCLA (9/19): played 1 game... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): played 1 game... vs. Oregon (9/27): 1 dig...

#7 Bibiana Candelas Middle Blocker * Sophomore
Did You Know?
A standout and seven-year member of the Mexican National Team, Bibiana Candelas is the tallest and regarded as the most-dominant player in Mexico. *** She and teammate Debora Seilhamer prepped at Colegio Ponce�o in Puerto Rico, where Candelas attended for one season (2001-02). *** Candelas and Seilhamer are the first international players to play at USC since Jasmina Marinkovic (1995-98).
This Season (12 matches played, 12 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 6 kills, .455 (6-1-11), 2 assists, career-high 4 aces, 3 blocks, 12.5 points... at Hawai'i (8/23): 12 kills, .524 (12-1-21), 2 assists, 1 dig, 5 blocks, 15.0 points... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 9 kills (.615), 5 blocks, 12.0 points... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 9 kills (.471), 1 ace, 1 dig, 4 blocks, 12.5 points ... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 6 kills (.462), 2 assists, 5 blocks, 9.0 points... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 7 kills (.385), 2 assists, 1 ace, 2 digs, career-high 7 blocks, 12.5 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): 5 kills (.444), career-high 4 aces, 4 digs, 2 blocks, 10.5 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 11 kills (.471), 1 ace, 3 digs, 3 blocks, 14.0 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 5 kills (.333), 1 ace, 2 digs, 3 blocks, 7.5 points... at UCLA (9/19): career-high 13 kills (.167), 3 digs, 4 blocks, 15.5 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 8 kills (.500, no errors), 1 assist, 1 dig, 4 blocks, 10.0 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 4 kills (.167), 1 dig, 2 blocks, 5.0 points...

#8 Keao Burdine Outside Hitter * Junior
Did You Know?
Keao Burdine made her presence known last season when she combined for 3.9 kills, 0.5 aces, 3.0 digs and 4.6 points per game in the final two rounds of the NCAA Tournament to be named NCAA Championship MVP - the third USC player to ever earn the honor, along with Tracy Clark in 1982 and Cathy Stukel in 1981).
This Season (11 matches played, 11 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 12 kills, .200 (12-6-30), 2 assists, 1 ace, 7 digs, 1 block, 13.5 points... at Hawai'i (8/23): 13 kills, .163 (13-6-43), 1 ace, 8 digs, 2 blocks, 15.5 points... Named NACWAA/State Farm Volleyball Classic All-Tournament... vs. Ball St. (8/29): did not play, resting sore elbow... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 6 kills (.130), 2 aces, 6 digs, 8.0 points... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 18 kills (.289), 9 digs, 4 blocks, 20.5 points... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 11 kills (.367), 6 digs, 3 blocks, 12.5 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): 6 kills (.333), 1 ace, 9 digs, 1 block, 7.5 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 10 kills (.261), 10 digs, 10.0 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 13 kills (.480), 1 ace, 6 digs, 2 blocks, 15.5 points... Named McDonald's-Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament... at UCLA (9/19): 13 kills (.189), 1 ace, 1 assist, 13 digs, 1 blocks, 14.5 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 6 kills (.267), 6 digs, 6.0 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 11 kills (.409), 10 digs, 3 blocks, 12.5 points...

#9 Emily Adams Middle Blocker * Junior
Did You Know?
At 6-foot-6, Emily Adams is the tallest player to ever play for the Women of Troy. *** Adams is also the daughter of NBA 13-year veteran Alvan Adams (a three-year Phoenix Suns teammate of Truck Robinson). Adams and Alicia Robinson have known each other since elementary school.
This Season (12 matches played, 12 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 7 kills, .400 (7-1-15), 4 digs, 5 blocks, 9.5 points... at Hawai'i (8/23): 9 kills, .148 (9-5-27), 3 digs, 7 blocks, 13.5 points... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 15 kills with no error for a career-high .500 attack percentage - a mark which ties for fourth place among USC's all-time individual match records, 1 dig, 6 blocks, 18.0 points... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 12 kills (.524), 2 aces, 4 digs, 5 blocks, 18.0 points... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 6 kills (.200), 1 ace, 3 digs, 5 blocks, 10.0 points... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 9 kills (.304), 2 assists, 1 ace, 2 digs, 2 blocks, 11.0 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): 13 kills (.476), 6 digs, 3 blocks, 15.5 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 15 kills and no errors (.577), 1 ace, 7 blocks, 20.5 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 11 kills (.318), 2 aces, 1 dig, 2 block, 14.0 points... Named McDonald's-Texas A&M Invitational All-Tournament... at UCLA (9/19): career-high 23 kills (.579 with only one error), 1 assist, 1 ace, 7 digs, 4 blocks, 26.5 points... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Sept. 22)... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 7 kills (.700, no errors), 4 blocks, 9.0 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 16 kills (.714), 2 assists, 1 ace, 1 dig, 3 blocks, 18.5 points...

#10 Alex Dunphy Setter * Freshman
Did You Know?
Alex Dunphy's father, Marv Dunphy, is the men's volleyball head coach at Pepperdine and a Volleyball Hall of Fame inductee who has guided the Waves to three national titles in 20 seasons. He was also the former head coach of the U.S. Men's Volleyball National Team (1985-88). His U.S. team captured the gold medal at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Korea.
This Season: Has yet to play or travel this season while rehabilitating a back injury.

#12 Kelli Lantz Middle Blocker * Senior
This Season:
Has yet to play or travel this season while rehabilitating a back injury.

#13 Alicia Robinson Outside Hitter * Junior
Did You Know?
Alicia Robinson is the daughter of NBA 10-year veteran Truck Robinson (a three-year Phoenix Suns teammate of Alvan Adams, Emily's father). Alicia Robinson and Emily Adams have known each other since elementary school.
This Season (12 matches played): vs. Florida (8/22): 2 kills, -.222 (2-4-9), 1 dig, 2.0 points... at Hawai'i (8/23): 1 kill, -.182 (1-3-11), 2 blocks, 2.0 points... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 9 kills, career-high .818 attack percentage (9-0-11), 1 ace, 7 digs, 4 blocks, 12.5 points ... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 4 kills (.083), 3 blocks, 6.0 points... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 2 kills (-.111), 1 dig, 2 blocks, 3.0 points... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 6 kills (.462, no errors), 1 dig, 1 block, 6.5 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): 8 kills (.429), 3 digs, 8.0 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 2 digs, 1 block, 0.5 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 2 kills (-.111), 2.0 points... at UCLA (9/19): 2 kills (.111), 2 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 5 kills (.000), 2 digs, 1 block, 5.5 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 6 kills (.300), 1 ace, 2 digs, 7.0 points...

#14 April Ross Outside Hitter * Senior
Did You Know?
Upon entering the season, April Ross ranked among USC's top 10 career leaders in kills per game (3.75), attacks (2855), service aces (102), service aces per game (0.25), digs (940) and digs per game (3.03). As a three-year starter, Ross will leave USC as one of its all-time greatest players. Last season she earned her first AVCA All-America first team honor and third consecutive All-Pac-10 first team honor.
This Season (12 matches played, 12 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 10 kills, .364 (10-2-22), 1 ace, 9 digs, 2 blocks, 12.0 points... at Hawai'i (8/23): 10 kills, .308 (10-2-26), 16 digs, 3 blocks, 12.0 points... Named NACWAA/State Farm Volleyball Classic MVP... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 9 kills (.381), 3 aces, 3 digs, 1 block, 12.5 points... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 15 kills (.400), 1 assist, 4 digs, 1 block, 16.5 points... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 10 kills (.231), 1 ace, 7 digs, 2 blocks 13.0 points... Named USC-Holiday Inns Tournament MVP... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 10 kills (.129), 2 aces, 9 digs, 2 blocks, 13.5 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): 12 kills (.375), career-high 7 aces, 7 digs, 1 block, 19.5 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 8 kills (.148), 3 assists, 10 digs, 1 block, 9.0 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 10 kills (.308), 2 assists, 5 aces, 10 digs, 1 block, 15.5 points... Named McDonald's-Texas A&M Invitational MVP... at UCLA (9/19): 10 kills (.027), 1 assist, 3 aces, 17 digs, 4 blocks, 15.5 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 11 kills (.400), 1 ace, 9 digs, 2 blocks, 13.5 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 9 kills (.643, no errors), 4 assists, 2 aces, 5 digs, 11.0 points...

#21 Staci Venski Middle Blocker * Sophomore
This Season (11 matches played):
vs. Florida (8/22): 4 kills, career-high .800 (4-0-5), 4.0 points... at Hawai'i (8/23): DNP... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 3 kills (.600), 1 assist, 3.0 points... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): 4 kills (.429), 1 dig, 2 blocks... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 1 kill (-.167), 1 point... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): played one game... vs. Centenary (9/12): career-high 7 kills (no errors, .538), 3 digs, 1 block, 7.5 points... vs. SMS (9/13): 2 kills (no errors, .400), career-high 3 blocks, 3.5 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 1 block, 0.5 points... at UCLA (9/19): 1 kill (.200), 1 blocks, 2 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 4 kills (.667, no errors), 1 assist, 1 block, 4.5 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 3 kills (.600, no errors), 1 block, 3.5 points...

#33 Katie Olsovsky Outside Hitter * Senior
Did You Know?
Upon entering the season, Katie Olsovsky ranked among USC's career leaders in attack percentage (first, .367), solo blocks (eighth, 83), block assists (seventh, 292), total blocks (seventh, 375) and blocks per game (1.26, tied with teammate Emily Adams for fifth).
This Season (11 matches played, 11 starts): vs. Florida (8/22): 7 kills, .375 (7-1-16), 10 digs, 4 blocks, 9.0 points... vs. Hawai'i (8/23): 7 kills, .375 (7-1-16), 1 dig, 3 blocks, 8.5 points... vs. Ball St. (8/29): 6 kills (.400), 5 digs, 4 blocks, 8.0 points... vs. S. Carolina (8/30): did not play games 2 and 3 after twisting left ankle, 2 kills, 1 assist, 1 ace, 3 digs, 3.0 points... vs. N. Iowa (8/30): 8 kills (.500), 1 assist, 4 digs, 2 blocks, 9 points... vs. Pepperdine (9/3): 7 kills (.312), 3 digs, 5 blocks, 10.0 points... vs. Centenary (9/12): DNP due to illness... vs. SMS (9/13): 10 kills (.533), 1 dig, 2 blocks, 11.0 points... at Texas A&M (9/13): 16 kills (16-1-21, .714), 1 dig, 2 blocks, 17.0 points... at UCLA (9/19): 10 kills (.320), 1 assist, 1 ace, 7 digs, 1 block, 11.5 points... vs. Oregon St. (9/26): 8 kills (.438), 1 dig, 4 blocks, 10.0 points... vs. Oregon (9/27): 5 kills (.133), 4 digs, 1 block, 5.5 points...

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