Volleyball Travels To Bay Area For Final Pac-10 Road Trip

Nov. 16, 2004

THIS WEEK: The top-ranked Washington volleyball team (22-0, 14-0 Pac-10) makes its final road trip of the Pac-10 season with games at Stanford and California this Thursday and Friday. The Huskies open the week at No. 9 Stanford on Nov. 18 and face No. 14 California onNov. 19. Both matches are scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. California will provide LIVE STATS and Stanford will provide an internet radio broadcast.

HUSKIES OFF TO BEST START EVER: With a pair of 3-0 victories over the Arizona schools last week, Washington extends its win streak to 22 matches, marking its best start in school history. The previous record was a 21-0 start set by the 1977 volleyball team. Washington has also won 14 Pac-10 matches, the most conference wins in a single-season in Husky history. Washington's previous best conference record was 13-5, set in 1989 and again in 1997, when the team's placed second in the Pac-10. Washington volleyball has never won a Pac-10 Championship and is currently in first place with a three-match lead over USC and Stanford (11-3) with four matches to go in the regular season.

HOME 'SWEEP' HOME: The Huskies have played seven home matches this season, winning all seven in straight 3-0 sets. Washington has not lost a game at home since Nov. 21, 2003 when it lost three games to Arizona. UW's current home win streak stands at 10 matches, including a non-conference victory over Utah Valley State last year and first and second round victories against Northwestern and Utah in the 2003 NCAA tournament.

LEE SETS CAREER DIGS RECORD: Junior libero Candace Lee became the all-time digs leader at Washington against Arizona on Nov. 11, picking up 16 digs to surpass Lisa McCammond's 1,237 digs set from 1986-89. Lee's career total now stands at 1,264, which ranks 25th on the Pac-10 all-time list. Last season, Lee set school records with 467 digs and 4.17 dpg. This season, Lee is well on pace to break both of those records as she has 423 digs and is averaging 5.72 dpg. The Pac-10 season record for dpg is 4.89, set by Arizona State's Christy Nore in 1988.

MCLAUGHLIN GETS 300TH CAREER WIN: Head coach Jim McLaughlin tallied his 300th career win as a Division I coach (including stints with both men's and women's teams) with a 3-0 sweep over Arizona State on Nov. 12. His career record as a women's coach is 157-79 (eight seasons) and he is 76-36 at Washington (four seasons).

THREE HUSKIES RECEIVE ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS: The Washington volleyball team placed three players on the Academic All-District VIII University Division Volleyball Team. Senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic, junior libero Candace Lee and sophomore setter Courtney Thompson were named to the seven-member first team. Tomasevic, who was a second team Academic All-District selection last year, owns a 3.34 cumulative grade point average in Communications. Lee boasts a 3.78 grade point average in English with a minor in Italian, while Thompson has achieved a 3.63 grade point average in Business.

UW RANKED NO. 1 IN AVCA POLL: The Washington volleyball team (20-0, 12-0 Pac-10) maintained its No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/CSTV top 25 poll tabulated by the AVCA and released on Nov. 15. The Huskies, who have the top-billing for the seventh week in a row, received 1,622 points and 62 of 65 first-place votes this week. No. 2 Hawaii (23-0) picked up two first-place votes and 1,530 points, while No. 3 Nebraska (22-1) had one first-place vote and 1,514 points. The UW volleyball team is the sixth Washington program to hold a No. 1 ranking. Other Husky programs to hold the coveted top ranking include football (last on 11-7-92), softball (last on 5-10-00), men's soccer (last on 9-21-98), women's crew (last on 5-14-03) and men's crew (last on 5-6-02).

SCOUTING STANFORD: No. 9 Stanford (19-6, 11-3 Pac-10) has won its last four matches, including sweeps over No. 4 USC, Oregon and Oregon State. The Cardinal are currently tied with USC for second place in the conference behind the Huskies. They are led by Ogonna Nnamani with a league-leading 5.79 kills per game. Stanford also relies on Kristin Richards (3.78 kpg) and Jennifer Hucke (2.78 dpg) for its offensive numbers. Bryn Kehoe paces the Cardinal attack with 12.03 assists per game, while also chipping in 2.73 digs per game. Richards leads the defense with 3.65 dpg, while Lizzie Suiter averages 1.55 blocks per game.

SCOUTING CALIFORNIA: No. 14 California (14-9, 9-5 Pac-10) is coming off a pair of wins on the road last week against Oregon State and Oregon. The Golden Bears are led by Angie Pressey with 4.03 kpg, while Gabrielle Abernathy and Camille Leffall average 3.50 and 3.05 kpg, respectively. Samantha Carter runs Cal's offense with 13.71 apg and she is tied with Abernathy with a team-best 27 aces this season. Jillian Davis anchors the Golden Bear defense with 5.43 dpg, while Leffall averages 1.17 dpg.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Washington and California are tied in the all-time series at 21 matches apiece. The Huskies trail Stanford in the all-time series 5-37 but have won the last three matches in a row. Washington swept both Cal and Stanford in Seattle last month.

BEST PAC-10 START EVER: Washington has won all 14 of its Pac-10 matches this season, marking its best conference start in the program's history. UW's previous best Pac-10 start was 3-0 in 1988 and 1997. In 1988, Washington advanced to its first Elite Eight, while the 1997 squad made it to the Sweet 16.

AND THEN THERE WERE TWO: No. 1 Washington and No. 2 Hawaii are the only undefeated teams remaining in the nation. Washington is 22-0 (14-0 Pac-10), while Hawaii is 23-0 (13-0 Western Athletic). UW has six wins over teams ranked in the top-25, while the Rainbow Wahine have four. The Huskies have defeated No. 21/22 Arizona, No. 10 UCLA, No. 2 USC, No. 13 California and No. 11 Stanford. Hawaii has defeated No. 17 Arizona, No. 17 Santa Clara, No. 3 UCLA and No. 14 California.

RECORD ATTENDANCE: The Huskies have broken the school's home attendance record twice this season. UW first broke the record on Oct. 8 vs. Washington State with 3,673 fans, topping the previous record of 3,203 set last season vs. the Cougars. Washington shattered the record two weeks later, pulling in 5,712 fans vs. Stanford on Oct. 23, marking the fourth-highest attendance figure in Pac-10 history. UW currently ranks fifth in the nation with 2,794 fans per game. The Huskies have pulled 19,556 fans through its doors this season in seven home matches. Washington has the highest attendance average in the Pacific-10 Conference.

HAGERTY HITS HER MARK: Junior outside hitter Brie Hagerty has hit .500 or better four times this season and has produced four of Washington's top-five hitting performances. Hagerty hit .647 (12-1-17) at Butler, .607 vs. Oregon (19-2-28), .533 vs. California (18-2-30) and .500 at Northern Illinois (13-1-24). Sanja Tomasevic is the only other Husky to hit above .500 in a match this season (with a minimum 12 kills) with a .562 performance at Northern Illinois (19-1-32).

STEPPING UP: Since Sanja Tomasevic broke her hand on Oct. 14, the Huskies have asked senior Kaitlin Leck and junior Jessica Veris to pick up the scoring slack. Since Tomasevic's injury, Leck has increased her offensive output from 2.86 kpg to 3.69 kpg. She has also increased her defensive contributions from 1.00 dpg to 2.06 dpg. Leck had 27 kills and 16 digs vs. Oregon State (Oct. 28) and 12 kills and 10 digs vs. Oregon (Oct. 29) for her first double-doubles of the season. Veris has increased her offensive production from 1.39 kpg to 1.70 kpg and is leading all UW hitters with a .382 hitting percentage over the last seven matches. She has also tallied six aces and 23 blocks. Veris has notched eight or more kills in six of the last seven matches, including 11 vs. Stanford (Oct. 23).

TOMASEVIC OUT WITH HAND INJURY: Senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic suffered a hand injury during practice Oct. 14 and had surgery Oct. 15 to repair displaced fractures of her third and fourth metacarpal bones in her right hand. Tomasevic injured the hand when it struck a wall during a diving drill in the East Gym of Bank of American Arena. She is expected to return to practice in 4-6 weeks. At the time of the injury, Tomasevic led the Huskies in nearly every statistical category and ranked among the top three in the Pac-10 in kills, services aces and points. She was a second team All-America selection last season.

HUSKIES LEAD PAC-10: Washington leads the Pac-10 in nearly every statistical category, including hitting percentage (.310), opponent hitting percentage (.142), assists (16.27), kills (17.49) and digs (18.15). The only categories UW does not pace the Pac-10 in are services aces (2nd- 1.59) and blocks (7th- 2.53). Sophomore setter Courtney Thompson leads the Pac-10 with 14.89 apg and junior libero Candace Lee leads the league with 5.72 dpg. Freshman Christal Morrison ranks second in the Pac-10 with 5.03 ppg and 4.41 kpg.

UW SHUTS THEM OUT: Washington has tallied 3-0 victories in 17 of 22 matches this season. Washington holds the 66-8 edge in game victories over its opponents with one game going to UCLA and Arizona and two games going to USC, Oregon State and Washington State.

2,500 ASSIST CLUB: Sophomore setter Courtney Thompson has tallied 2,692 assists in her career and is just the sixth Husky to record 2,500 assists. She ranks third on the UW all-time career list, while her 1,102 assists this season rank 10th-best on the Husky single-season list. Thompson already set single-season records for assists (1,590) and assists per game (14.20) last year. She currently leads the Pac-10 with 14.89 apg, which ranks second nationally.

1,000 KILL CLUB: With 18 kills against Butler on Sept. 3, Sanja Tomasevic became just the 11th player in Husky history to tally 1,000 career kills. She currently ranks seventh on the Husky all-time chart with 1,176 kills.

COACH MCLAUGHLIN: Jim McLaughlin is in his fourth year as head coach of the Washington volleyball team and has helped catapult it to the No. 1 national ranking. After inheriting a program that finished last in the Pac-10 standings in 2000, McLaughlin has taken the Huskies to the postseason in each of the last two seasons, leading UW to an Elite Eight appearance last year. UW's record has improved in each season under McLaughlin's direction and the Huskies have reintroduced themselves as one of the country's top volleyball programs. A 14-year veteran head coach, McLaughlin has proven his ability to recruit talented student-athletes and cultivate championship programs. He has made 13 appearances in the NCAA postseason, including four with Kansas State, which advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2000. He also spent seven seasons as the men's head coach at USC, where he won a national championship in 1990 and finished as runner-up a year later. McLaughlin's record is 76-36 (.667) at UW and his 14 year coaching career boasts a record of 300-154 (.658) all-time (men's and women's record).

MORRISON NAMED PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Freshman outside hitter Christal Morrison was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 18 after leading the Huskies to wins at Arizona State and No. 22 Arizona. With an injury sidelining senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic, the seventh-most prolific offensive player in Washington history with 1,176 career kills, Morrison carried the Washington offense, collecting 38 kills on 86 attempts over the weekend. She also contributed 27 digs. Against the Sun Devils, Morrison tallied 18 kills and 15 digs for her third double-double of the season. The 15 digs fell one shy of her career-best. Morrison followed that up against the Wildcats with another double-double (her fourth) on a career-best-tying 20 kills and 12 digs. She also tied her career best for aces with two.

TOMASEVIC EARNS PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS: Senior outside hitter Sanja Tomasevic was named Pac-10 Volleyball Player of the Week for Sept. 20-26. Tomasevic, led Washington to wins at No. 10 UCLA and No. 2 USC, the Huskies' first road sweep of the Los Angeles schools since 1997 and second all-time. Against the Bruins, Tomasevic collected 27 kills, 12 digs and eight block assists, while hitting at a .453 clip. She followed that with 18 kills and 14 digs in the Huskies' five-game upset win over the Women of Troy. For the weekend, Tomasevic recorded 45 kills (5.00 kpg), 26 digs (2.89 dpg), nine blocks (1.00 bpg), and 50.5 points (5.61 ppg).

WASHINGTON WINS NORTHWEST CLASSIC: Washington defeated Montana (3-0) and host Boise State (3-0) to win the Northwest Classic, Sept. 18. Sophomore setter Courtney Thompson was named tournament MVP with 78 assists (13.00 apg) in six games. Brie Hagerty, Christal Morrison and Sanja Tomasevic were also named to the all-tournament team. Hagerty averaged 3.17 kpg with a .326 hitting percentage, while Tomasevic averaged 4.80 kpg and 1.00 bpg with a .396 hitting percentage. Morrison contributed 2.50 kpg and 1.67 bpg.

HUSKIES WIN GREEN MILL CLASSIC: The Huskies picked up their second-straight tournament title on Sept. 11, sweeping Wichita State, Arkansas and Michigan State in straight sets to win the Green Mill Classic. Washington held advantages in every statistical category including hitting percentage (.314 to .096), kills (16.56 to 11.11 kpg) and digs (17.89 to 13.11 dpg). Junior libero Candace Lee earned MVP honors after averaging 5.56 dpg, including a 26 dig performance against Wichita State. Freshman Christal Morrison and senior Sanja Tomasevic were also named to the all-tournament team for their efforts. Morrison led the team in kills in all three match with a career-best 20 kills against Michigan State. Tomasevic averaged 3.22 kpg, 2.33 dpg and 1.00 bpg. UW also received solid play from Courtney Thompson (14.22 apg) and Brie Hagerty (4.00 kpg).

HUSKIES WIN NIU INVITATIONAL: Washington opened the season with a 3-0 record to win the NIU Comfort Inn & Suites Invitational last week. The Huskies defeated Butler, Wisconsin-Milwaukee and host Northern Illinois, all by a 3-0 score, to earn the tournament title. Washington held its opponents to 20 or less points in six of nine games and out-hit its opponents .384 to .083. Senior All-American Sanja Tomasevic and junior Brie Hagerty were named to the all-tournament team for their performances. Tomasevic led the squad with 5.67 kills per game, a .450 hitting percentage (51-6-100) and 6.38 points per game. She tallied double figure kills in all three matches and had a double-double against Butler in the season opener. Hagerty ranked second on the team with 3.67 kpg and 3.89 ppg, while hitting at a .483 clip (33-5-58). She hit .647 (12-1-17) in the opener and .500 vs. NIU (13-1-24), with just one error in each match. Other players with strong outings included libero Candace Lee (6.11 dpg), outside hitter Christal Morrison (3.38 kpg/1.00 bpg) and middle blocker Darla Myhre (2.44 kpg, 1.56 bpg).

ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The 14-player Washington roster includes 10 returning letterwinners and four returning starters. The 2004 team includes three seniors, six juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. The team represents six states and three countries, including Washington (3), California (2), Hawaii (1), Oregon (2), Indiana (1), Nevada (1), Ohio (1), British Columbia (2) and Serbia & Montenegro (2).

HUSKIES PICKED TO FINISH THIRD IN PAC-10: Pac-10 head coaches predict that Washington will finish third in the Pacific-10 Conference. Southern California, the defending national champion, was picked to win its third-straight title with 89 points, while UCLA was picked to place second with 78 points. Washington picked up the third spot with 78 points and was followed by Stanford (71 points) and California (58 points) to round out the top five. The remaining Pac-10 teams were Arizona (55), Arizona State (38), Oregon State (36), while Oregon and Washington State (23) tied for the last slot.

2003 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: Last season, the Huskies placed fifth in the Pac-10 (10-8) before peaking in the postseason and defeating Utah, Northwestern and Stanford in the NCAA tournament to advance to the quarterfinals. Washington lost a five-game heartbreaker to Minnesota in the Elite Eight match to tie for its best NCAA finish in the program's history. The Huskies' 23-9 record was the second-best ever at Washington. The Huskies received multiple honors and awards, highlighted with Sanja Tomasevic being named a second team All-American. Washington also had five athletes named to the Pac-10 All-Conference teams, including Tomasevic to the first team, Kara Bjorklund, Darla Myhre and Candace Lee to the honorable mention team and Courtney Thompson to the All-Freshman and honorable mention teams.

PLAYER PROFILES

# 8 Ashley Aratani

2004 (FRESHMAN): Has appeared in three games and two matches for UW ...made her collegiate debut vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Sept. 4), picking up a dig ...also played in one game vs. Arkansas (Sept. 10).

# 15 Danka Danicic

2004 (JUNIOR): Has played in all 74 games and 22 matches, making 10 starts ...ranks second on the team with 2.93 dpg ...has had 12 double-digit dig performances, including a career-best 17 digs at UCLA (Sept. 24) ...had 16 digs vs. Washington State (Nov. 5) ...had 14 digs at USC (Sept. 25) and vs. Stanford (Oct. 23) ...had a career-best four services aces against Wisconsin-Milwaukee and had three aces against UCLA (Sept. 24) and USC (Sept. 25) ...averages 0.28 sapg to rank third on the team.

#2 Alesha Deesing

2004 (FRESHMAN): Has played in nine games and seven matches, making one start ...averages 0.89 kpg, 0.78 bpg, 1.28 ppg and a team-leading .417 hitting percentage ... had five kills and a .667 hitting percentage vs. Montana (Sept. 18) ... also had three blocks vs. Montana ...posted two kills on three swings vs. Oregon (Oct. 1) and collected two blocks ... also had a kill vs. Washington State (Oct. 8).

# 4 Carolyn Farny

2004 (SOPHOMORE); Has appeared in two games in two matches ...played vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Sept. 4) and Montana (Sept. 18).

# 10 Brie Hagerty

2004 (JUNIOR): Has played in 71 games and 21 matches, making 11 starts ...ranks third on the team with 4.11 kpg and 4.43 ppg with a .317 hitting percentage ...ranks third in the Pac-10 in kills per game, seventh in points per game and 10th in hitting percentage ...has 18 double-digit kill performances ... matched her career-high with 21 kills vs. Oregon (Oct. 29) ...has hit .400 or better seven times, including a .647 (12-1-17) performance vs. Butler and a .607 (19-2-28) performance vs. Oregon (Oct. 1) ...had 19 kills at Oregon State (Oct. 28), vs. Oregon (Oct. 1) and at Washington State (Nov. 5) ...had 18 kills at USC (Sept. 25) and vs. California (Oct. 22) ...named to the Northwest Classic and NIU Invitational all-tournament teams.

# 7 Kim Heys

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Has not seen action this season.

# 5 Kaitlin Leck

2004 (SENIOR): Has played in 41 games and 15 matches, making 12 starts ...ranks fourth on the team with 3.76 kpg and 4.38 ppg ...averages 2.05 dpg and 0.80 bpg ... posted double-figure kills seven times and had double-doubles in back-to-back matches at Oregon State (27 k, 16 d) and at Oregon (12 k, 10 d) ...her 27 kills vs. OSU were a career-high as were her 69 attacks and 16 digs in that match (Oct. 28) ...had 18 kills at Arizona (Oct. 16), 16 kills vs. Arizona State in Seattle (Nov. 12) and 14 kills vs. the Sun Devils in Tempe (Oct. 15) ...has tallied four or more blocks three times, including vs. Stanford (Oct. 23) at Oregon (Oct. 29) and vs. Arizona State (Nov. 12).

# 14 Candace Lee

2004 (JUNIOR): Has played in all 74 games and 22 matches ...leads the Pac-10 with 5.72 dpg, which also ranks 18th nationally ...became just the fourth player in Husky history to enter the 1,000 dig club with her 22 dig performance at USC (Sept. 25) ...set the school's career digs record vs. Arizona with her 1,237th dig ... currently has 1,264 career digs, which ranks 25th on the Pac-10 all-time list ...her 423 digs this season rank third on the UW all-time list ...has tallied double-figure digs in 20 matches and 20 or more digs eight times ...broke her own personal best with 34 digs in the three game season-opener vs. Butler (Sept. 3) ...broke her own record again at Oregon State (Oct. 28) with 35 digs in five-games ...named the Green Mill Classic MVP ... selected to the Academic All-District VIII University Division first team.

# 18 Erin Liu

2004 (JUNIOR): Has not seen action this season.

# 20 Egan Metcalf

2004 (SENIOR): Has played in 15 games and nine matches, making two starts ...averages 1.13 kpg and 9.47 bpg with a .289 hitting percentage ...had five kills and two blocks vs. Montana for a season-best six points (Sept. 18) ...had five kills on nine swings at USC for a .444 hitting percentage (Sept. 25) ... had three kills with a .400 hitting percentage vs. Oregon (Oct. 1).

# 9 Christal Morrison

2004 (FRESHMAN): Has played in 73 games and 22 matches, making 20 starts ...averages 4.41 kpg, 2.74 dpg, 0.81 bpg and 5.03 ppg ...ranks second in the Pac-10 in kpg and ppg ... has 19 double-digit kill performances, including the last 14 matches in a row ...has nine double-doubles, including in seven of the last nine matches ...has tallied 20 kills four times, including in matches vs. Michigan State (Sept. 11), at Arizona (Oct. 16), at Oregon State (Oct. 28) and at Washington State (Nov. 5) ...had a career-best 17 digs vs. Oregon State (Oct. 28), while adding 16 digs at USC (Sept. 25) and 15 at Arizona State (Oct. 15) and at Oregon (Oct. 29) ... was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 18 after leading the Huskies to a pair of road wins over the Arizona schools ...she had 38 kills and 27 digs in the two matches ...has hit .400 or better three times, including back-to-back .444 performances vs. Michigan State (20-4-36) and Montana (9-1-18) ...named to the Northwest Classic and Green Mill Classic all-tournament teams.

# 11 Darla Myhre

2004 (JUNIOR): Has played in 72 games and 22 matches, making 21 starts ...averages 1.99 kpg and 2.79 ppg ...leads team and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 with 1.40 bpg, which ranks 29th nationally ...also ranks fifth in the Pac-10 with a 366 hitting percentage ...has four double-figure kill performances, including 11 kills vs. Butler (Sept. 3), at USC (Sept. 25) and at Oregon State (Oct. 28) ... had 10 kills at UCLA with a career-high 11 blocks ...has hit .400 or better nine times, including a 1.000 hitting percentage (4-0-4) vs. Montana (Sept. 18) and a .667 hitting percentage (6-0-9) at Boise State (Sept. 18) ... has four service aces this season, including a pair over Oregon (Oct. 1).

# 3 Courtney Thompson

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Has played in all 74 games, starting all 22 matches ...leads the Pac-10 and ranks second nationally with 14.89 apg ... averages 2.24 dpg, 0.26 bpg and 0.27 sapg ...maintains a .441 hitting percentage to lead the team ...has dished 50 or more assists 11 times, including a career-best 78 assists at Oregon State (Oct. 28) ...had 73 assists at Washington State (Nov. 5) and 62 assists vs. USC (Sept. 25) ...has recorded 37 kills for a 0.50 kpg average ...had four kills vs. USC (Sept. 25) and three kills on four occasions ...has notched double-digit digs six times, including 14 at USC (Sept. 25) and at Oregon State (Oct. 28) ...received Washington's Top Dawg award (Oct. 25) for her performance vs. Stanford and California (Oct. 22-23) ... named the Northwest Classic MVP ... selected to the Academic All-District VIII University Division first team.

# 21 Sanja Tomasevic

2004 (SENIOR): Has played in 41 games and 13 matches with 13 starts ...has missed five weeks of the Pac-10 season due to a broken hand ...averages a team-leading 4.68 kpg and 5.62 ppg ...also averages 2.85 dpg, 0.85 bpg and 0.41 sapg ...at the time of the injury, she led the Huskies in nearly every statistical category and ranked among the top-three in the Pac-10 in kills, service aces and points ...became just the 11th player in Husky history to tally 1,000 career kills ...she currently ranks seventh on the Husky all-time career charts with 1,176 kills ...had 10 matches with double-digit kills and had five double-doubles ...had a season-best 27 kills and eight blocks vs. UCLA with a .453 hitting percentage and 12 digs (Sept. 24) ...followed up that performance with 18 kill and 14 digs over USC (Sept. 25) to earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors ...had 45 kills (5.00 kpg), 26 digs (2.89 dpg), nine blocks (1.00 bpg) and 50.5 points (5.61 ppg) in the UCLA and USC road series ...she had 19 kills vs. Washington State (Oct. 8) and at Northern Illinois (Sept. 4) ...hit .592 (19-1-32) vs. Northern Illinois ...hit .400 or better five times ...had four aces twice, including at UCLA (Sept. 24) and vs. Oregon State (Oct. 2) ...named to the Northwest Classic, Green Mill Classic and NIU Invitational all-tournament teams ... selected to the Academic All-District VIII University Division first team.

# 19 Jessica Veris

2004 (JUNIOR): Has appeared in 70 games and 22 matches, making 20 starts ...ranks fourth on team with a .358 hitting percentage, which also ranks sixth-best in the Pac-10 ...averages 1.81 kpg, 0.76 bpg and 2.54 ppg ...posted a season-best 11 kills vs. Stanford (Oct. 23) with a .600 hitting percentage (11-2-15) and 11 kills vs. Arizona (Nov. 11) ...had nine kills vs. California (Sept. 24) and eight at Arizona (Oct. 16), at Oregon State (Oct. 28) and at Oregon (Oct. 29) ... has hit .400 or better 11 times, including a .750 performance (6-0-8) against Northern Illinois (Sept. 4) ... leads team with 23 aces ... had three aces at Arizona State (Oct. 15 and Nov. 12) and vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 4) ... posted a career-best eight digs vs. Oregon State (Oct. 29).

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