Volleyball Hosts UCS & UCLA In Pac-10 Finale

Nov. 23, 2004

THIS WEEK: The No. 3 Washington volleyball team (23-1, 15-1 Pac-10) plays its final two matches of the regular season this week when it hosts No. 6 USC and No. 16 UCLA. The Huskies will face USC on Friday, Nov. 26 and UCLA on Saturday, Nov. 27 with both matches slated for 7 p.m. starts. The USC match will be televised by FSN and will air on a tape-delayed basis on Saturday. Check your local listings. LIVE STATS will be available at gohuskies.com for both matches.

WASHINGTON CLINCHES AT LEAST SHARE OF PAC-10 TITLE: With a 3-1 victory over No. 14 California on Nov. 20, Washington clinched at least a share of its first-ever Pac-10 title. The Huskies are in first place of the Pac-10 with a 15-1 mark and hold a two-match lead over USC and Stanford (13-3). Washington will win the title outright with one more victory.

HUSKIES FIGHT FOR AUTOMATIC QUALIFIER: If Washington wins either match this weekend, it wins the Pac-10 Conference title outright and receives the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. If Washington does not win one of its matches and finds itself in a three-way tie (Washington, USC, Stanford), the Huskies would need to win one game vs. USC to get the automatic bid. In a two-team tie with Stanford, the Huskies capture the tie breaker based on games won (5-3) in head-to-head competition with the Cardinal. In a two-team tie with USC, the Huskies would need to win at least two games against the Women of Troy and finish with a head-to-head point total greater than USC. (Washington won the first meeting with USC, 3-2. However, USC leads in points 127-120.)

NCAA SELECTION SHOW: The NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee will select the 64-team field, including at least one team from each of the eight districts. A total of 31 conferences have been granted automatic qualification, including the Pac-10 Champion, and the remaining teams will be selected at large. The selection show will be televised live on ESPN News on Sunday, Nov. 28, at 3:45 p.m. PST. Sixteen sites will be chosen as hosts for the first and second rounds. Washington has already been selected to host the NCAA Regional, Dec. 10-11.

TOMASEVIC'S STATUS UNKNOWN: Senior All-American Sanja Tomasevic made her first appearance since breaking her hand on Oct. 14 in game four against Stanford on Nov. 19. Tomasevic had two kills and three blocks but did not play in game five of that match or in the match against California on Nov. 20. It is unknown if she will play in either match this weekend.

HUSKIES SET PROGRAM RECORD FOR BEST START/ MOST CONSECUTIVE WINS: Washington opened the season with 22-straight victories to set school records for best start and most consecutive wins. The previous record was a 21-0 start set by the 1977 volleyball team.

UW TALLIES BEST PAC-10 RECORD EVER: Washington is 15-1 in the Pac-10, marking the most conference wins by UW in a single-season. 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. In 1988, Washington advanced to its first Elite Eight, while the 1997 squad made it to the Sweet 16.

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/ TIES SEASON 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 1,309, which ranks 17th on the Pac-10 all-time list. Lee's season total stands at 467, tying her own school record set last season. She also averages 5.63 dpg, which is well on pace to break the Pac-10 season record of 4.89 dpg, 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 158-80 (eight seasons) and he is 77-37 at Washington (four seasons).

THREE HUSKIES RECEIVE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT 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.

FIVE PLAYERS NAMED TO PAC-10 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS: Five Washington players earned Pac-10 All-Academic honors, including first team selection Candace Lee. Courtney Thompson and Sanja Tomasevic were second team picks and Kaitlin Leck and Danka Danicic were named to the honorable mention team.

UW RANKED NO. 3 IN AVCA POLL: With its first loss of the season to No. 9 Stanford on Nov. 19, the Huskies lost their No. 1 ranking in the USA Today/ CSTV Top 25 poll and dipped to third. Washington held the No. 1 ranking for seven weeks and became just the sixth Washington program to hold top-billing. 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). The Huskies received 1,505 points this week, including five first-place votes to take the No. 3 spot. Undefeated Hawaii (26-0) moves into the No. 1 spot with 1,570 points and 37 first-place votes, while Nebraska (25-1) improved one spot to No. 2 with 1,559 total points and 23 first-place votes.

SCOUTING USC: No. 6 USC (18-4, 13-3 Pac-10) is coming off a pair of 3-0 victories vs. the Oregon schools last week. The Women of Troy are led by Keao Burdine with 3.82 kpg and Emily Adams with 3.16 kpg. Allison Dillon and Kimi Freeburg share setting duties, averaging 7.20 and 6.50 apg, respectively. Debora Seilhamer anchors the defense with 5.17 dpg, while Keao adds 3.05 dpg.

SCOUTING UCLA: No. 16 UCLA (17-9, 10-6 Pac-10) won both of its matches against the Oregon schools last week in 3-0 sweeps. The team is led by Brynn Murphy with 3.06 kpg and Brittany Ringel with 2.84 kpg. Nana Meriwether leads the squad with a .305 hitting percentage and 1.55 bpg. Krystal McFarland paces the Bruin offense with 12.13 apg and ranks second on the team with 23 aces this season. Chrisse Zartman leads the defense with 5.59 dpg.

ALL-TIME SERIES: Washington trails USC and UCLA in the all-time series record by a considerable margin. The Huskies trail USC 10-30 but won a five-game match in L.A. earlier this season. UW trails UCLA 7-38 all-time but defeated the Bruins, 3-1, in L.A. in Sept.

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 3.72 kpg. She has also increased her defensive contributions from 1.00 dpg to 1.92 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 1.85 kpg and is second on the team with a .342 hitting percentage over the last 10 matches. She has also tallied 13 aces and 37 blocks. Veris has notched eight or more kills in eight of the last nine matches, including 11 vs. Stanford (Oct. 23).

HUSKIES LEAD PAC-10: Washington leads the Pac-10 in nearly every statistical category, including hitting percentage (.304), opponent hitting percentage (.146), assists (16.22), kills (17.45) and digs (17.94). The only categories UW does not pace the Pac-10 in are services aces (2nd- 1.57) and blocks (6th- 2.61). Sophomore setter Courtney Thompson leads the Pac-10 with 14.82 apg and junior libero Candace Lee leads the league with 5.63 dpg. Freshman Christal Morrison ranks second in the Pac-10 with 4.98 ppg and 4.39 kpg.

UW SHUTS THEM OUT: Washington has tallied 3-0 victories in 17 of 24 matches this season. Washington holds the 71-12 edge in game victories over its opponents with one game going to UCLA, Arizona and California and two games going to USC, Oregon State and Washington State. UW lost three games to Stanford in its only loss of the season.

2,500 ASSIST CLUB: Sophomore setter Courtney Thompson has tallied 2,820 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 1,230 assists this season rank seventh-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 14.82 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 1,178 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 77-37 (.675) at UW and his 14 year coaching career boasts a record of 301-155 (.660) 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 83 games and 24 matches, making 11 starts ...ranks fourth on the team with 2.80 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 0.25 sapg to rank third on the team ...selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention 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 80 games and 23 matches, making 12 starts ...ranks third on the team with 4.11 kpg and 4.44 ppg with a .299 hitting percentage ...ranks third in the Pac-10 in kills per game and sixth in points per game ...has 20 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) ...selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

# 14 Candace Lee

2004 (JUNIOR): Has played in all 83 games and 24 matches ...leads the Pac-10 with 5.63 dpg, which also ranks 16th 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 1,309 career digs, which ranks 17th on the Pac-10 all-time list ...her 467 digs this season ti her own school record set last season ...has tallied double-figure digs in 22 matches and 20 or more digs 10 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 and Pac-10 All-Academic 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 82 games and 24 matches, making 22 starts ...averages 4.39 kpg, 2.82 dpg, 0.77 bpg and 4.98 ppg ...ranks second in the Pac-10 in kpg and ppg ... has 21 double-digit kill performances, including the last 16 matches in a row ...has 11 double-doubles, including in nine of the last 11 matches ...has tallied 20 or more kills five times, including in matches vs. Michigan State (Sept. 11), at Arizona (Oct. 16), at Oregon State (Oct. 28), at Washington State (Nov. 5) and at Stanford (Nov. 19) ...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 81 games and 24 matches, making 23 starts ...averages 2.01 kpg and 2.84 ppg ...leads team and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 with 1.44 bpg ...also ranks fifth in the Pac-10 with a .377 hitting percentage ...has five double-figure kill performances, including 12 kills at Stanford (Nov. 19) ... had 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 10 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 83 games, starting all 24 matches ...leads the Pac-10 and ranks second nationally with 14.82 apg ... averages 2.24 dpg, 0.27 bpg and 0.25 sapg ...maintains a .456 hitting percentage to lead the team ...has dished 50 or more assists 13 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 seven times, including 14 at USC (Sept. 25), at Oregon State (Oct. 28) and at Stanford (Nov. 19) ...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 and Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

# 21 Sanja Tomasevic

2004 (SENIOR): Has played in 42 games and 14 matches with 13 starts ...has missed five weeks of the Pac-10 season due to a broken hand ...averages a team-leading 4.62 kpg and 5.57 ppg ...also averages 2.82 dpg, 0.90 bpg and 0.40 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 and Pac-10 All-Academic second team.

# 19 Jessica Veris

2004 (JUNIOR): Has appeared in 79 games and 24 matches, making 22 starts ...ranks fourth on team with a .338 hitting percentage, which also ranks seventh-best in the Pac-10 ...averages 1.85 kpg, 0.81 bpg and 2.62 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 10 kills at Stanford (Nov. 19), 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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