2000 Cougar Volleyball: Return to Bohler Gym, NCAAs

Jan. 31, 2001

2000 WSU Volleyball Results
19-10 overall, 9-9 Pac-10 (tied 5th)

9/1	W	^Gonzaga 3-09/1	W	^Rhode Island 3-09/2	W	^Utah State 3-19/2	W	^#17 Kansas St. 3-29/8	W	+UC Riverside 3-09/8	W	+Cal St. Fullerton 3-09/9	W	+#22 N. Iowa 3-09/9	W	+Fresno State 3-09/14	L	*#6 USC 0-39/15	L	*#7 UCLA 0-39/19	W	Idaho 3-19/22	L	*#10 Arizona 0-39/23	L	*Arizona State 2-39/29	W	*Washington 3-010/6	L	*#21 Stanford 1-310/7	L	*California 0-310/13	W	*Oregon State 3-110/14	W	*Oregon 3-010/20	L	*Arizona State 2-310/21	L	*#5 Arizona 1-310/27	W	*Washington 3-111/2	W	*California 3-011/3	W	*#17 Stanford 3-111/10	W	*Oregon 3-011/11	W	*Oregon State 3-111/16	W	*#7 UCLA 3-111/17	L	*#3 USC 1-312/1	W	$ Tennessee 3-012/2	L	$$ #8 Penn State 1-3

Home matches are Bold^ Les Schwab Cougar Challenge+ Fresno State Tournament* Pac-10 Conferences matches$ NCAA First Round$$ NCAA Second Round

COUGARS EARN ALL-PAC-10 HONORS FOR 2000 SEASON:LaToya Harris - First Team All-Pac-10Chelsie Schafer - Honorable Mention All-Pac-10Kali Surplus - Honorable Mention All-Pac-10Zanda Bautre - Pac-10 All-Freshman First Team

COUGARS EARN PAC-10 ACADEMIC HONORS FOR 2000 SEASON:Melissa Boyle - Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team (3.58 GPA/Communications)Holly Harris - Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable MentionKortney Jamtaas - Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable MentionTrina Kightlinger - Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable MentionChelsie Schafer - Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention

FINAL PAC-10 STANDINGS (Natl. Ranking)          	     Conference	Overall	Streak$$$ Arizona (5)	       *16-2	28-5	Lost 1^ USC (4)	        16-2	29-3	Lost 1$$$$ UCLA (7)	        14-4	25-8	Lost 1$$ Stanford (19)	10-8	19-12	Lost 1$$ Washington State	9-9	19-10	Lost 1$$ Arizona State	9-9	18-12	Lost 1Oregon State	        6-12	16-16	Lost 3California	        6-12	13-15	Won 3Oregon	                2-16	10-19	Lost 5Washington	        2-16	  8-19	Won 1

* Arizona wins league's auto bid to NCAA based on Pac-10 tie-breaker.$ First Round NCAA participants. $$ Second Round NCAA participants.$$$ Regional semi-finals. $$$$ Regional final. ^NCAA Final Four.

NATIONAL STATISTICAL RANKINGS: In the final NCAA national team statistical rankings Washington State was 11th in kills with 17.63 kills per game (1. Santa Clara 19.33), and 11th in assists with 15.81 assists per game (1. Santa Clara 17.87).

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE STANDINGS: Washington State was 21st on the national attendance standings with an average of 1,086 fans in 13 home matches (14,116 total attendance)...Hawai'i leads with a 6,986 average (22 matches)...Stanford is the top Pac-10 school (1,651 fans, 10th nationally) followed by Arizona (1,635, 11th)...WSU averaged 1,263 fans for the nine home Pac-10 matches this season.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: Head coach Cindy Fredrick has compiled a 228-152 (.600) record in her 12 years on the Palouse...her overall collegiate record is 314-212 (.597) in 16 years...Fredrick has a 106-110 (.491) record in Pac-10 conference matches, fourth-best among league coaches...she was joined by assistant coaches, her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (12th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (first year).

NOTEABLE: WSU won nine of its final 13 matches, losing only to NCAA tournament teams...triumphant return to playing in Bohler Gym with a 6-3 record of conference matches only...scored second victory all-time over Stanford...also defeated #7 UCLA.

Washington State Volleyball NCAA Championships HistoryYear	Event	        Results1991	First Round	New Mexico def. WSU 3-1, at Albuquerque, NM1993	First Round	WSU def. San Diego 3-1, at Pullman, Wash.	Second Round	BYU def. WSU 3-0, at Provo, Utah1994	First Round	New Mexico def. WSU 3-2, at Albuquerque, NM1995	Second Round	Oral Roberts def. WSU 3-0, at Pullman, Wash.1996	Second Round	WSU def. Kansas State 3-1, at Pullman, Wash.	Pacific Regional Semifinals at Stanford, Calif.  WSU def. Loyola Marymount 3-1	Pacific Regional Finals at Stanford, Calif.  Stanford def. WSU 3-01997	First Round	WSU def. Lehigh 3-0, at Pullman, Wash.	Second Round	WSU def. Colorado State 3-1, at Pullman, Wash.2000	First Round	WSU def. Tennessee 3-0 at State College, Penn.	Second Round	Penn State def. WSU 3-1 at State College, Penn.

TEAM HONORS FOR 2000 SEASON: At the end of the year banquet, the following awards were presented: Most Valuable Player - LaToya Harris, Most Improved - Melissa Boyle, Strength and Conditioning - Chelsie Schafer, and Academic - Kortney Jamtaas.

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

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

#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Jr., MB/OH, Boise, Idaho) transferred in January 2000 from Utah Valley State...practiced only with team last spring...moved from OH sub to starter at MB for California (8 kills, hit .273, 3 blocks)...in OSU/UO series had 25 kills (.451) and 10 blocks...tallied 16 kills, 9 blocks at ASU...seventh in Pac-10 standings with 1.11 blocks per game in conference matches...supplied 2.20 kpg...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Jr., RS/S, Gresham, Ore.) transferred from Salt Lake CC...NJCAA All-American setter...selected to Cougar Challenge and Fresno State Invitational All-Tournament teams...unflappable setter...13.05 assists per game average is fourth in Pac-10 rankings but 14.12 apg is second in Pac-10 only stats...total assists of 1,357 is 5th among WSU all-time career leaders...hit .583 at Oregon with 7 kills and no errors in 12 attacks...nailed three service aces at Oregon State...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team.

#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-6, So., OH/DS, Orinda, Calif.) second year as back row starter...averages 2.55 digs per game which is third on team...played front row at Cal (3 kills) and at Arizona (2 kills)...19 digs versus Kansas State is career-best...nailed three service aces at Idaho...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, Fr., OH, Riga, Latvia) WSU's International Secret Weapon...moved into starting spot end of September, but finished season sharing with Adrian Hankoff...best efforts include vs. Washington (21 kills, .419, 10 digs), vs. Oregon State (18 kills, .485, 17 digs), at Stanford (14 kills 18 digs), and at ASU (20 kills, 10 digs)...third on team in hitting percentage at .248...had seven double-doubles in Pac-10 contests (kills, digs)...named to the 2000 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.

#8 Trina Kightlinger (6-1, Sr., MH, Yorba Linda, Calif.) transferred from Loyola Marymount as a junior...starter earlier in season, then subbed in at middle...1.03 blocks per game average in 64 of WSU's 1-4 games...tallied 10 blocks and 17 kills versus ASU...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

#9 Camila Schmitz Rower (6-0, Jr., OH, Novo Hamburgo, RS, Brazil) transferred from Arizona Western College...married to Cougar basketball center 7-1, 301-pound Paulo Rower...played in eight games this year.

#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, So., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) shared left side with Bautre after starting first 14 matches...a spark plug off the bench...subbed in at Oregon and OSU for 14 kills (.387) and four blocks...tallied career-high 20 kills at Idaho...2.44 kpg is fifth on team.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, So., MB, Sandy, Utah) two-year starter at MB...named to Cougar Challenge and Fresno State Invite All-Tournament teams...narrowly missed a triple double with 13 kills, 14 digs and 9 blocks against 17th ranked Kansas State...versus Arizona State had 17 kills, 13 blocks and 6 digs...1.06 blocks per game is tops on team and 8th in Pac-10...her .266 hitting percentage leads Cougs and 2.74 kills per game is third on team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, So., RS/S, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) spent spring drills and competition at setter...sets when WSU runs a 6-2 offense...second on team as server with 28 aces, 0.31 apg., (9th, Pac-10)...second on team with 3.35 kills per game and 2.97 digs per game (9th, Pac-10)...hammered career-high 27 kills and hit .512 (13 digs, five blocks) in win over Oregon State...slammed home 24 kills (.265) and 17 digs in Stanford win...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Jr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) contributes to back row defense and provided on the mark serving...started five matches...WSU's only two-year letterwinner...saw action in 18 of WSU 's 29 matches...had career-high 12 digs in Oregon State win...averages 1.60 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 year...named MVP of Cougar Challenge and to Fresno State Invite all-tournament team...named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 for her spectacular play in wins over Cal and #17 Stanford (29 kills, .303, 20 digs, 9 blocks, 3 aces)...lead team with 4.13 kills per game (5th, Pac-10), 3.14 digs per game (7th, Pac-10), and 0.42 serving (2nd, Pac-10)...had double-figure kills in 25 of 29 matches...15 double-doubles (kills/digs) this season...career highs of 24 kills, 26 digs at Stanford...hit .704 with 21 kills in win at Washington...also tagged 24 kills, 23 digs, 5 blocks at ASU...20 kills, .320, 13 digs were instrumental in win over #7 UCLA...career-high of 5 aces at Oregon State...has seven matches with 20 or more kills...needs only 6 kills to break into WSU single-season all-time kills list (currently 430)...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 first team...nominated for Inland Northwest Sportswriters and Broadcasters' Amateur Female Athlete of the Year.

#22 Nohea Tano (5-10, Fr., MH, Honolulu, Hawai'i) key member of national championship Kamehameha Secondary team...seen action in seven Cougar matches...contributed 2 blocks versus Arizona State...transferred at semester to University of Hawaii.

2001 SEASON AWAITS: Washington State volleyball will spike the 2001 season with the Cougar Challenge Tournament, August 31 - September 1...teams participating in this year's tourney include University of Pacific, an NCAA regional semi-final team in 2000, Boise State, Gonzaga, and Bradley.

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