Cougar Volleyball Treks to the Desert For ASU, UA Series

2000 WSU Schedule/Results

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL READY FOR PAC-10 SECOND HALF: The Washington State volleyball team travels to the desert to begin the second half of the Pac-10 Conference playthe Cougars finished the first half of the league schedule with two wins at home but did not move up in the standingsWSU travels to Tempe for the Friday match with Arizona State and hits the road again for Tucson and #5 Arizona Saturday nightearlier in the season, Arizona swept WSU while ASU squeaked by with a 3-2 win in Pullmanwith no non-conference matches left for the Cougs, the outcome of these next nine contests will have NCAA implications.

PAC-10 STANDINGS (Natl. Ranking): Conference Overall Streak


USC (4) 8-1 14-1 Lost 1
Arizona (5) 8-1 15-2 Won 1
UCLA (8) 7-2 12-5 Won 2
Oregon State 5-4 12-6 Won 1
Stanford (17) 5-4 11-6
Arizona State 4-5 12-7 Lost 3
California 4-5 9-7 Won 1
Washington State 3-6 12-6 Won 2
Washington 1-8 5-11 Lost 1
Oregon 0-9 7-10 Lost 6

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: Head coach Cindy Fredrick has compiled a 221-148 (.599) record in her 12 years on the Palouseher overall collegiate record is 307-208 (.596) in 16 yearsFredrick has a 100-107 (.483) record in Pac-10 conference matches, fourth-best among league coachesshe is joined by assistant coaches, her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (12th year) and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (first year).

ABOUT THE COUGAR OPPONENTS:ARIZONA STATE (12-7, 4-5) - The Sun Devils are coming off tough losses at home last weekend - to USC (3-1) and to UCLA (3-2) after being upset by Oregon State (3-1) the week beforeOH Amanda Burbridge (senior, 6-2) is second in Pac-10 with 5.27 kpg (10th nationally)junior OH Jami Coughlin brings in 3.65 kpg (10th Pac-10) and 3.99 digs per game (2nd Pac-10)freshman Cheryl Anglin sets 13.12 apg (4th Pac-10)coached by Patti Snyder-Park (185-148, 8 years)ASU leads the series with WSU 17-13 and stopped the Cougs in Pullman with game scores of 8-15, 15-9, 15-12, 12-15, 15-12the Sun Devils lead the series 8-6 in Tempe where WSU last won in 1997 (3-0)ASU leads the Pac-10 in digs with 18.95 with WSU second at 17.06 dpg.

#5 ARIZONA (15-2, 8-1 pending 10/20 match vs. Washington) - The Wildcats have pulled together a very impressive season to date with loses to only #14 UC Santa Barbara (3-2) to open the season and #10 UCLA last weekend (3-2) and wins over five ranked teams including #4 USC (3-0)Arizona hits .326 as a team and holds its opponents to .180 hpct (WSU is hitting .231)Marisa DaLee (senior, 6-3, MB) leads the Pac-10 (also the nation last week) with a .441 hitting percentage and hits 3.83 kpg (6th Pac-10)setter Dana Burkholder leads the Pac-10 with 14.31 assists per game (also in top 10 nationally)coached by Dave Rubio (279-152, 14 years career, 159-89, 9 years at UA)Arizona defeated WSU 15-8, 15-4, 15-5 in Pullman this year and leads the series 21-9 with wins in the past five matchesin Tucson, UA is 11-3 with WSU's last win in 1997 (3-1).

LAST WEEK: Washington State returned home after 20 days on the road and came away with two conference winsWSU defeated Oregon State 8-15, 15-6, 15-7, 15-11 Friday nightthe Cougs had four players with double-figure kills led by the career-high of 27 by Chelsie Schaefer (13 digs, 5 blocks, hit .512)LaToya Harris had 21 kills and 16 digs, Melissa Boyle, playing middle blocker, had 17 kills (.432) and 8 blocks, and Zanda Bautre bettered her career-high with 18 kills (.485)Kali Surplus just missed the WSU record of 85 assists with 83 (13 digs, 3 blocks) and defensive specialist Kerry Lewis had a career-high 12 digsOSU's Gina Schmidt had a match-high 25 kills, adding 14 digs while Joscelyn Hannaford added 20 kills while Brandi Bonnarens had 82 assists (11 digs, 5 blocksSaturday night, WSU downed Oregon 15-7, 15-5, 15-10 with LaToya Harris having a match-high 13 kills and 3acesKortney Jamtaas led the Cougars with nine digsMelissa Boyle had eight kills (.500) as did Holly Harris (.462) and Zanda Bautrethe Ducks were led by the 10 kills of Halie Mazza while Amy Banducci had 11 digs and Julie Gerlach had five blocksSydney Chute (14 assists) and Gerlach (12 assists) shared setting dutiesOregon out-blocked WSU 8 to 4 but WSU out-hit the Ducks .248 to .183.

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE STANDINGS: Washington State is 22nd on the national attendance standings with an average of 947 fans in eight home matches (7,572 total attendance)Hawai'i leads with a 6,987 average (12 matches)Arizona is the top Pac-10 school (1,893 fans, 8th nationally) after drawing 7,298 for the pre-midnight madness basketball celebration match against USC on Oct. 13.

FROM A (Adrian Hankoff) TO Z (Zanda Bautre) HERE COME THE COUGS:

Brittney Diaz (5-11, Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) will redshirt this seasonDiaz, the Gatorade Player of the Year for New Mexico, had ACL surgery last November and will utilize the Fall to complete her recovery.

#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Jr., OH, Boise, Idaho) transferred in January 2000 from Utah Valley Statepracticed only with team in springmoved from OH sub to starter at MB prior to California where she had 8 kills, hit .273, and had 3 blocksin OSU/UO series had 25 kills (.451) and 10 blocksplayed in 11 matches - started three.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Jr., RS/S, Gresham, Ore.) transferred from Salt Lake CCNJCAA All-American setter...selected to Cougar Challenge and Fresno State Invitational All-Tournament teamsunflappable setter12.05 assists per game average is fifth in Pac-10 rankingscareer-high 7 blocks at California.

#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-6, So., OH/DS, Orinda, Calif.) second year as back row starter...averages 2.39 digs per game on a team that is second in Pac-10 (WSU 16.82 dpg)played front row rotation at Cal - 3 kills.

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, Fr., OH, Riga, Latvia) Fredrick calls her WSU's International Secret Weaponmoved into starting spot versus Washingtonbest efforts to date include vs. Oregon State (18 kills - .485, 17 digs) and at Stanford (14 kills 18 digs)third on team in digs at 2.44 dpg and fifth in kills at 2.37 kpg.

#8 Trina Kightlinger (6-1, Sr., MH, Yorba Linda, Calif.) transferred from Loyola Marymount as a juniorleads team and seventh in Pac-10 with 1.15 blocks per game averagetallied 10 blocks and 17 kills versus ASU.

#9 Camila Schmitz Rower (6-0, Jr., OH, Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil) transferred from Arizona Western Collegemarried to Cougar basketball center 7-1, 310-pound Paulo Rowerplayed in seven matches.

#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, So., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) start first 14 matches on left side, now subs in for Bautretallied career-high 20 kills at Idahothis season 2.63 kpg is fourth on team.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, So., MB, Sandy, Utah) was freshman starter at MB, now alternates in front row...named to Cougar Challenge and Fresno State Invite All-Tournament teamsnarrowly missed a triple double with 13 kills, 14 digs and 9 blocks against 17th ranked Kansas Stateversus Arizona State had 17 kills, 13 blocks and 6 digs1.08 blocks per game is second on team, 9th in Pac-10her .285 hitting percentage leads Cougs.

#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, So., RS/S, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) spent spring drills and competition at settersets when WSU runs a 6-2 offensesecond on team as server with 19 aces, 0.37 apg., 5th-best in conferencesecond on team with 2.87 digs per gamehammered career-high 27 kills and hit .512 (13 digs, five blocks) in win over Oregon State.

#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Jr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) contributes to back row defense and servingstarted past five matchesWSU's only two-year letterwinnerseen action in 15 of WSU 's 18 matcheshad career-high 12 digs in Oregon State winaverages 1.74 digs per game.

#21 LaToya Harris (5-7, So., OH, Portland, Ore.) talented left-hander with vertical jump of over 30'earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention and first team Pac-10 All-Freshman honors last yearnamed MVP of Cougar Challenge and to Fresno State Invite all-tournament teamleads team with 3.98 kills per game (5th in Pac-10), and digs with 3.06 digs per game (7th in Pac-10), and 0.40 serving (4th in Pac-10)had double-figure kills in 14 of 16 matches and double-figure digs in 8 of those 14 matches (double-doubles)career highs of 24 kills, 26 digs at Stanfordhit .704 with 21 kills in win at Washington.

#22 Nohea Tano (5-10, Fr., MH, Honolulu, Hawai'i) key member of national championship Kamehameha Secondary teamseen action in six Cougar matchescontributed 2 blocks versus Arizona State.

NOTEABLE: Washington State is second in the Pac-10 per game team averages in digs with 17.06 (ASU leads at 18.95), fourth in assists (15.63) and service aces (1.50), fifth in both kills (17.13), sixth in blocks (2.73) and seventh in hitting percentage (.231).www.wsucougars.com

2000 SEASON AND CAREER SUPERLATIVESRevision: October 16, 2000

#1 MELISSA BOYLE
Jr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 17 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Service Aces: 1 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Digs: 7 (Gonzaga, 9/1)
Total Blocks: 8 (Oregon State, 10/13)

#3 KALI SURPLUS
Jr. Right Side Hitter/Setter
Season Highs
Kills: 9 (Gonzaga, 9/1, Utah State, 9/2)
Assists: 83 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Service Aces: 2 (Stanford, 10/6)
Digs: 17 (Idaho, 9/19)
Total Blocks: 7 (California, 10/7)

#6 KORTNEY JAMTAAS
So. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 3 (California, 10.7)
Service Aces: 3 (Idaho, 9/19)
Digs: 19 (Kansas State, 9/2)
Career Highs
Kills: 3 (2000)
Service Aces: 4 (1999)
Digs: 19 (1999, 2000)

#7 ZANDRA BAUTRE
Fr. Middle Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 18 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Service Aces: 2 (Oregon, 10/14)
Digs: 18 (Stanford, 10/6)
Total Blocks: 3 (Arizona State, 9/23)

#8 TRINA KIGHTLINGER
Sr. Middle Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 17 (Arizona State, 9/23)
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 3 (Utah State, 9/2)
Total Blocks: 10 (Arizona State, 9/23)
Career Highs
Kills: 17 (2000)
Service Aces: 3 (1999)
Digs: 13 (1999)
Total Blocks: 10 (2000)

#9 CAMILA SCHMITZ ROWER
Jr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 3 (Rhode Island, 9/1)
Service Aces: 2 (UC Riverside, 9/8)
Digs: 5 (UC Riverside, 9/8)
Total Blocks: 4 (UC Riverside, 9/8)

#10 ADRIAN HANKOFF
So. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 20 (Idaho, 9/19)
Service Aces: 2 (twice)
Digs: 11 (three times)
Total Blocks: 5 (Northern Iowa, (9/9)
Career Highs
Kills: 20 (2000)
Service Aces: 2 (2000)
Digs: 13 (1999)
Total Blocks: 5 (2000)

#12 HOLLY HARRIS
So. Middle Blocker
Season Highs
Kills: 17 (Arizona State, 9/23)
Service Aces: 2 (Northern Iowa, 9/9)
Digs: 14 (Kansas State, 9/2, Northern Iowa, 9/9)
Total Blocks: 13 (Arizona State, 9/23)
Career Highs
Kills: 20 (1999)
Service Aces: 2 (1999, 2000)
Digs: 20 (1999)
Total Blocks: 13 (2000)

#13 CHELSIE SCHAFER
So. Right Side Hitter/Setter
Season Highs
Kills: 27 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Service Aces: 3 (Northern Iowa, 9/9)
Digs: 24 (Utah State 9/2)
Total Blocks: 6 (Arizona State, 9/23)
Career Highs
Kills: 27 (2000)
Service Aces: 3 (1999, 2000)
Digs: 24 (2000)
Total Blocks: 6 (2000)

#14 KERRY LEWIS
Jr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 1 (UC Riverside, 9/8)
Service Aces: 2 (Washington, 9/29. Stanford, 10/6)
Digs: 12 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Career Highs
Kills: 1 (2000)
Service Aces: 2 (1999, 2000)
Digs: 12 (2000)

#21 LATOYA HARRIS
So. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 24 (Stanford, 10/6)
Service Aces: 3 (four times)
Digs: 26 (Stanford, 10/6)
Total Blocks: 5 (Utah State, 9/2)
Career Highs
Kills: 24 (2000)
Service Aces: 3 (1999, 2000)
Digs: 26 (2000)
Total Blocks: 7 (1999)

#22 NOHEA TANO
Jr. Middle Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 2 (Rhode Island, 9/1, UC Riverside, 9/8)
Service Aces: 1 (UC Riverside, 9/8)
Digs: 5 (UC Riverside, 9/8)
Total Blocks: 2 (Arizona, 9/22)

WSU TEAM HIGHS 2000:
Kills: 98 (Oregon State, 10/13)
Hitting Pct: .426 (Rhode Island, 9/1)
Assists: 79 (Arizona State, 9/23)
Service Aces: 10 (CS Fullerton, 9/8)
Digs: 100 (Utah State, 9/2)
Total Blocks: 23 (Arizona State, 9/23)

OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 2000:
Kills: 93, Oregon State, 10/13
Hitting Pct: .365, Arizona, 9/22
Assists: 88, Oregon State, 10.13
Service Aces: 9, Gonzaga, 9/1
Digs: 99, Arizona State, 9/23
Total Blocks: 23, Stanford, 10/6

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