Cal Volleyball Travels to San Jose State, Hosts Washington State and Washington

Oct. 15, 2001


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Oct. 16 at San Jose State The Event Center, San Jose, CA 7 p.m.Oct. 19 vs. Washingon State Haas Pavilion, Berkeley,CA 7 p.m.Oct. 20 vs. Washington Haas Pavilion, Berkeley, CA 7 p.m.

BEARS TRAVEL TO SAN JOSE STATE, HOST WASHINGTON SCHOOLS: The Cal women's volleyball team (5-9, 1-7 in the Pac-10) will attempt to snap a four-match losing streak when it travels to San Jose State, Tuesday, Oct. 16 and then hosts Washington State Friday, Oct. 19 and Washington, Saturday, Oct. 20. The Bears will try to avenge earlier loses this season to the Cougars and Huskies, as Cal fell to both teams, 3-0, Sept. 20 and 21 in Seattle and Pullman. Last weekend, Cal fell to both No. 5 ranked UCLA and No. 3 ranked USC by the score of 3-0, yet were competitive against two of the top teams in the nation. The Bears took to Bruins to extra points in game one before losing 31-29, and lost by scores of 30-25 and 30-26 in the first two games against the Trojans.

MIA JERKOV LEADS THE BEARS: Cal's 6-3 freshman standout Mia Jerkov (YAIR-cove) led the Bears in kills against both UCLA and USC last weekend. Against the Bruins Jerkov recorded 12 kills and had 13 kills against the Trojans. In only four complete matches this season, she has already tallied 57 kills with 39 digs, six service aces and two block solos. Jerkov also leads the Bears in kills per game at 3.56. In her collegiate debut Oct. 5 versus Oregon, Jerkov only played half the match, still recuperating from playing at the European Championship in Bulgaria the week before, but finished with seven kills, seven digs and one block solo after coming into the match midway through game two. Against Oregon State Oct. 6, she led the Bears with 15 kills and had three service aces and 12 digs. Jerkov then recorded 10 kills with two service aces and eight digs Oct. 8 versus then No. 7 ranked Arizona.

LAST WEEK'S TOP PLAYERS: The Bears, who have never defeated UCLA in women's volleyball (0-41), were led by Mia Jerkov's 12 kills, while sophomore Gabrielle Abernathy added 11 kills and a .300 hitting percentage (11 kills, two errors, 30 attempts), and junior Reena Pardiwala had a team-high 14 digs. Redshirt freshman Astrid Gonzalez had a career-high 13 assists against the Bruins as well. At USC, Cal was led by Jerkov's 13 kills, while Pardiwala also had a strong night, recording nine kills, a team-high .615 hitting percentage (nine kills, one error, 13 attempts) and a team-high 11 digs. Statistically, senior setter/outside hitter Candace McNamee leads the Bears and is fifth in the Pac-10 in service aces per game (22, .48) and is eighth in assists per game (468, 10.17). As a team, Cal is fourth in the conference in service aces (85, 1.81) and sixth in digs (685, 14.57).

HEAD COACH RICH FELLER: Rich Feller (31-39 at Cal, career 330-206, .616) is in his third season as the head coach of Cal's women's volleyball program. Feller came to Cal after a stint as an assistant coach on the USA National Team and 14 years as head coach at Colorado State (1983-96) where he led the Rams to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 Top 25 national rankings. Feller earned his 300th career victory when the Bears defeated Denver, 3-1, Sept. 4, 1999.

CAL VS. THE OPPONENTS: The Bears have a 12-26 all-time record against San Jose State (15-3, 6-1 in the Western Athletic Conference) defeating the Spartans last season, 3-2 (Cal was down 2-0) Sept. 19 in Berkeley. San Jose State is led by 5-10 senior outside hitter Brianna Blair (316 kills). Cal has a 17-20 all-time record versus Washington State (9-8, 3-6), falling to the Cougars earlier this season, 3-0 Sept. 21 in Pullman. The last time Cal defeated Washington State was 3-0, Oct. 7, 2000 in Berkeley. The Cougars are led by 5-7 junior outside hitter LaToya Harris (177 kills, 160 digs). The Bears have a 16-20 all-time record against Washington (9-8, 3-6, at Stanford Oct. 19), losing to the Huskies earlier this year, 3-0, Sept. 20 in Seattle. Prior to that loss, Cal had a four-match winning streak versus Washington. The Huskies are led by 6-1 senior outside hitter Allison Richardson (241 kills, 171 digs, 22 service aces).

2001 Player Notes

CAL CAREER LEADERSKills Name Total Years 1. Tiffany Rochelle 1814 1986-89 2. Lisa Arce 1806 1987-90 3. Alicia Perry 1348 1997-00

Attempts Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 4801 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 4772 1986-89 3. Alicia Perry 3729 1997-00

Assists Name Total Years 1. Sienna Curci 4008 89,91-93 2. Holly McPeak 3819 1987-89 3. Candace McNamee 3132 1998- 10. Caity Noonan 835 1999-

Digs Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 1602 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 1406 1986-89 3. Jessica Dinaberg 1238 1994-97

Hitting Percentage Name Total Years 1. Sylvie Monnet .293 1983 2. Reena Pardiwala .269 1998- 3. Wei Meng .256 1985-86

GABRIELLE ABERNATHY: Leads the Bears in kills with 157...had 11 kills Oct. 12 at UCLA...had a team-high 12 kills Sept. 20 at UW...was named to the Golden Bear Classic All-Tournament team after tallying 24 kills in the two matches...had a career-high four service aces Sept. 8 vs. Tennessee...was named to the IKON Husky Classic All-Tournament team Aug. 31-Sept. 2... has led Cal in kills in seven of the team's 14 matches...had a season-high 22 kills in the IKON Husky Classic final vs. UConn.

ASTRID GONZALEZ: Had a career-high 13 assists Oct. 12 at first collegiate match had a team-high 17 digs Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire...recorded nine kills Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire and Sept. 2 vs. Connecticut...had a career-high 11 assists and two service aces Oct. 6 v. OSU.

CAMILLE LEFFALL: Is first on the team with a .340 hitting percentage...also leads Cal in total blocks (31) and blocks per game (0.67)...hit .538 (seven kills, no errors, 13 attempts) Oct. 5 vs. Oregon...had an impressive .833 hitting percentage (10 kills, no errors, 12 attempts) Sept. 7 vs. Florida Atlantic...also had a career-high eight total blocks vs. first collegiate match Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire, had a .667 hitting percentage (11 kills, one error, 15 attempts) and four total blocks...had a .438 hitting percentage (nine kills, two errors, 16 attempts) with seven total blocks Sept. 2 vs. UConn.

MIA JERKOV: Has the team lead in kills per game (3.56)...led the Bears with 12 kills Oct. 12 at UCLA and 13 kills Oct. 13 at first collegiate action Oct. 5 vs. Oregon, had seven kills, seven digs, a service ace and a block solo in half a match...had a team-high 15 kills with three service aces and 12 digs Oct. 6 vs. Oregon State...recorded 10 kills with two service aces and eight digs Oct. 8 vs. Arizona.

CANDACE MCNAMEE: Tallied 73 assists and was a member of the Golden Bear Classic (Sept. 7-8) all-tournament team for the second year in a row...leads Cal and is fifth in the Pac-10 in service aces (22, 0.48) also eighth in the Pac-10 in assists (468, 10.17)...had a career-high five service aces Oct. 2 vs. Saint Mary's and a season-high 12 kills Oct. 6 vs. OSU...was named all-tournament at the UConn IKON Husky Classic, finishing three matches with 164 assists, seven service aces and 10 kills...had a .556 hitting percentage (five kills, no errors, nine attempts) with 54 assists Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire...had 60 assists and four service aces Sept. 2 vs. UConn...has had three triple-doubles in her college career...has 3132 career assists, third on the Cal career assist list.

REENA PARDIWALA: Leads Cal in service aces per game (16, 0.34) and has a .326 hitting percentage...also leads the team with 121 digs and is second with 29 total blocks...led the Bears with 14 digs Oct. 12 at UCLA and hit .615 (nine kills, one error, 13 attempts) with 11 digs Oct. 13 at USC...hit .455 Oct. 8 vs. Arizona (11 kills, one error, 22 attempts)...had 16 kills and four service aces Sept. 7-8 at the Golden Bear Classic, including a .714 hitting percentage (10 kills, no errors, 14 attempts) Sept. 7 vs. Florida Atlantic...recorded 39 kills and had a .441 hitting percentage at the IKON Husky Classic...also led the Bears with eight service aces and recorded 33 digs at UConn Classic...had a team-high 15 kills Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire and a team-high 19 digs and .591 hitting percentage (14 kills, one error, 22 attempts) Sept. 1 vs. currently second on the Cal career hitting percentage list with a .269 hitting percentage...had a school record single season .298 hitting percentage (219 kills, 80 errors, 466 attempts) and had a team-high 95 total blocks last season.

ASHLEIGH TURNER: Had a career-high 15 digs Oct. 6 vs. Oregon State...had a team-high 12 digs Sept. 28 versus second on the team lwith 117 digs and has 13 service aces...had 25 digs and recorded three service aces during the IKON Husky Classic...had two service aces Aug. 31 vs. New Hampshire and had 11 digs Sept. 2 versus UConn...led the Bears with 31 service aces last season as a freshman.

LEAH YOUNG: Had a team-high 14 kills Sept. 21 at WSU...was named to the Golden Bear Classic All-Tournament team after recording 16 kills, including 10 kills and a .400 hitting percentage (10 kills, two errors, 20 attempts) in the championship match against was the first all-tournament honor of her college career...had 39 kills and 23 digs at the IKON Husky Classic...recorded 14 kills with a .423 hitting percentage (14 kills, three errors, 26 attempts) Sept. 1 against UMass...also had 14 kills and a career-high two service aces and 11 digs Sept. 2 vs. UConn.

2001 University of California Volleyball Season HighsCareer highs in italics

TEAM INDIVIDUALKills 71 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 189 at Connecticut, 9/2Hitting Pct. .354 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1Assists 63 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 12 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Digs 78 at Connecticut, 9/2Block Solos 4 at UConn, 9/2, vs. UO, 10/5Block Assists 12 vs. three teamsTeam Blocks 10 at Connecticut, 9/2


GABRIELLE ABERNATHYKills 22 at Connecticut, 9/2Attempts 43 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 4 vs. Tennessee, 9/8Digs 10 vs. Arizona, 10/8Block Solos 1 vs. UMass, 9/1, vs, Oregon, 10/5Block Assists 3 vs. three teamsTotal Blocks 3 vs. three teams

CANDACE MCNAMEEKills 12 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Attempts 32 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Assists 60 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 5 vs. Saint Mary's, 10/2Digs 10 at Connecticut, 9/2Block Solos 1 vs. four teamsBlock Assists 3 at Washington State, 9/21Total Blocks 3 vs. three teams

REENA PARDIWALAKills 15 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 24 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Service Aces 3 vs. three teamsDigs 19 at Connecticut, 9/2Block Solos 2 at UConn, 9/2, vs. Oregon, 10/5Block Assists 6 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Total Blocks 6 vs. Oregon State, 10/6

LEAH YOUNGKills 14 vs. three teamsAttempts 41 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 2 at Connecticut, 9/2Digs 11 at Connecticut, 9/2Block Solos 1 vs. Saint Mary's, 10/2Block Assists 4 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Total Blocks 4 vs. Oregon State, 10/6

CAMILLE LEFFALLKills 11 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 16 at Connecticut, 9/2Service Aces 0Digs 3 vs. Stanford, 9/28Block Solos 2 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31, at UConn, 9/2Block Assists 5 at Connecticut, 9/2Total Blocks 8 vs. Florida Atlantic, 9/7

MIA JERKOVKills 15 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Attempts 52 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Service Aces 3 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Digs 12 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Block Solos 1 vs. Oregon, 10/5, at USC, 10/13Block Assists 0Total Blocks 1 vs. Oregon, 10/5, at USC, 10/13

ASTRID GONZALEZKills 9 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31, at UConn, 9/2Attempts 36 at Connecticut, 9/2Assists 13 at UCLA, 10/12Service Aces 2 vs. NHU, 8/31, vs. Oregon, 10/5Digs 17 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Block Solos 0Block Assists 1 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1Total Blocks 1 vs. Massachusetts, 9/1

ASHLEIGH TURNERKills 2 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Attempts 7 vs. New Hampshire, 8/31Service Aces 3 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Digs 15 vs. Oregon State, 10/6Block Solos 0Block Assists 0Total Blocks 0

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