Volleyball Home For Arizona State, No. 4 Arizona

Nov. 5, 2001

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The Washington State volleyball team, 13-10 overall, 7-8 in conference contests, wraps up the regular season home schedule this weekend...Arizona State comes to Pullman, Friday, Nov. 9, and #4 Arizona follows for a Saturday, Nov. 10 contest...both matches begin at 7 p.m. in Bohler Gym...Friday night, at the break between games two and three, the Little Spikers participants - boys and girls age 5-10 who have attended the five Saturday clinics put on by the Cougar volleyball program - will demonstrate their newly acquired volleyball skills...Saturday will be SENIOR NIGHT, honoring the three WSU senior volleyball players: Melissa Boyle, Kerry Lewis, and Kali Surplus.

- LAST TIME - WSU won 30-27, 30-26, 27-30, 30-22 at Tempe...the Sun Devils have struggled this season and are currently on a three-match losing streak, although all to top ranked teams...the two Pac-10 wins have come against Oregon...senior Jami Coughlin leads the team with 3.75 kills per game (10th Pac-10) and 3.80 digs per game (Pac-10 leader)...Kim Mehlhorn brings 3.25 kpg and 2.81 dpg (10th Pac-10) with Julia Leddy adding 2.79 kpg...coach Patti Snyder-Park (198-166, 13 years)...ASU leads the series 18-14 overall, and 17-14 in Pac-10 matches...the Sun Devils have an 8-7 record at Pullman, after last year's win.

(16-3, 11-3, pending 11/9 at Washington) - LAST TIME - Arizona swept the Cougs 30-19, 30-26, 30-24 at Tucson before 3,711 fans in a pre-Midnight Madness match...the Wildcats are riding an eight match win streak and they're all conference matches...three losses came on the road against USC, UCLA and Stanford...Lisa Rutledge leads the team with 4.39 kpg (2nd Pac-10) and is second in the league to Stanford's Logan Tom in points production (5.07 ppg)...Shannon Torregrosa adds 4.05 kpg (4th Pac-10) while setter Dana Burkholder averages 13.08 assists per game...Burkholder was the 2000 Pac-10 Player of the Year...coach David Rubio (188-95, 10 years at UA, 308-160, 15 years overall)...Arizona leads the series 23-8 and has a 10-5 lead when playing in Pullman...WSU's last win over the Wildcats came in 1997, in Pullman (3-1).

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 241-162 (.598) while her overall collegiate record is 327-222 (.596)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).

WSU began the week with an easy 30-16, 30-19, 30-26, win over Idaho Tuesday night at Bohler Gym...Adrian Hankoff led the Cougars with a match-high 19 kills and hit .471...Cougar coach Cindy Fredrick chose not to start LaToya Harris and Holly Harris in the non-conference contest because they missed a scheduled appointment...neither Harris came off the bench during the three games...Idaho was led by the eight kills of Laura McCaffrey...WSU out-hit the Vandals .317 to .025, and out-blocked Idaho 10.5 to 7.5...WSU dropped two matches in LA - losing at #8 UCLA in five games, and then lost at #5 USC in four games...Friday night, WSU fell to No. 8 UCLA 30-27, 25-30, 31-29, 28-30, 9-15, in spite of 23 kills and 22 digs from junior LaToya Harris...her 23 kills tied her season-best performance but also gave her 1,001 career kills, the eighth Cougar in school history to reach that mark...Harris' 22 digs was a season high...a total of four Cougs reach double-figure kills...WSU out-blocked UCLA 14.5 to 14 with Holly Harris blocking seven total and Melissa Boyle six...UCLA, playing without the services of All-America outside hitter Kristee Porter (NCAA inelgible) for the fifth consecutive match, was led by the 24 kills and 21 digs of Ashley Bowles...Brynn Murphy was the only other Bruin in double-digits with 12 kills but contributed seven blocks...Saturday night, USC stayed in first place in the conference race with a 30-23, 30-19, 27-30, 30-24 win...the Cougars were unable to overcome the play of USC's April Ross, who recorded a match-high 23 kills with only 4 errors for a .442 hitting percentage...for the match USC hit at a .341 clip...WSU was led by LaToya Harris' 16 kills, which led a contingent of four players that reached double figures in kills for WSU...Harris recorded her second straight double-double as she added 11 digs, joining Kali Surplus and Kortney Jamtaas who also tallied 11 digs.

WSU is listed in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (11/5/01) at 33rd (among 'Others receiving points and listed on two or more ballots')...WSU is not listed in the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (11/5).

WSU is 24th on the national attendance with an average of 1,044 fans per home match...Hawai'i leads with an average of 6,470 fans per match while the top Pac-10 school is Arizona, 10th with 1,840 fans per match...WSU averages 1,256 for its seven home Pac-10 contests.

The top ten teams in each of the eight regions are selected on a biweekly basis by a committee of regional coaches and administrators in order to assist the NCAA Div. I Women's Volleyball Committee in the November selection process for the Championship Tournament...the third poll of the 2001 season was conducted Oct. 31...the Pacific Region (Big Sky, Pac-10, and West Coast Conferences) rankings are: 1. USC, 2. Stanford, 3. UCLA, 4. Arizona, 5. Pepperdine, 6. Santa Clara, 7. San Diego, 8. Oregon State, 9. Washington State, 10. Sacramento State...the next poll is slated for Nov. 14.

NCAA STATISTICAL STANDINGS: In matches through Oct. 28, WSU was 29th in team kills at 16.28 kpg.

LaToya Harris, junior right side/left side hitter is the eighth player in WSU history to reach 1,000 kills...the 5-7, Portland, Oregon, native has 1,017 kills and is seventh in career standings...her 94 service aces is fifth-best and 957 digs is sixth on WSU's career list...she needs only 43 digs to be the fifth Cougar to reach 1,000 career digs. Holly Harris, junior middle hitter from Sandy, Utah, set a school match record with 10 kills on 11 attacks with no errors for a .909 hitting percentage in WSU's 3-0 win over Oregon, Oct. 26...the 6-2 Harris was the only player in the match with double-figure kills and she also tallied three blocks...the previous WSU match hitting percentage record of .900 (9 kills, no errors, 10 attacks) was set in 1989 by Beth Welch against Texas A&M...in WSU career records, this Harris is eighth in solo blocks (37), eighth in block assists (220) and ninth in total blocks (257).

Individual Overall (Leader)
Kills - No WSU player (Logan Tom Stanford 4.78 kpg)
Hitting Percentage - No WSU player (Jill Talbot UA .437)
Assists - 5th Kali Surplus 12.27 apg (Erika Selsor UCLA 13.63 apg)
Service Aces - 3rd Adrian Hankoff 0.49 sapg, 5th LaToya Harris 0.38 sapg (Logan Tom Stanford .54)
Digs - 8th LaToya Harris 2.97 dpg (Jami Coughlin ASU 3.80 dpg)
Blocks - 10th Melissa Boyle 1.00 bpg (Sara McGee Stanford 1.56 bpg)

Individual Conference Only (Leader)
Kills - 7th LaToya Harris 3.88 kpg (Logan Tom Stanford 4.85 kpg)
Hitting Percentage - No WSU player (Jill Talbot Arizona .429)
Assists - 4th Kali Surplus 12.45 apg (Dana Burkholder Arizona 13.20 apg)
Service Aces - 5th La Toya Harris 0.39 sapg, 7th Adrian Hankoff 0.37 sapg, 10th Zanda Bautre 0.32 sapg (Logan Tom Stanford 0.54 sapg)
Digs - 10th Zanda Bautre 3.02 dpg (Jami Coughlin ASU 4.29 dpg)
Blocks - 6th Melissa Boyle 1.14 bpg (Sara McGee Stanford 1.63 bpg)


#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Sr., MH, Boise, Idaho) - Named to the Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...had a career-high 11 blocks (13 kills, hit .632) and 18.5 points in the California win...has had three matches hitting .600 or better this season...second on team in hitting percentage at .272...leads team in blocking with 1.00 bpg...top matches - at Oregon had 10 kills, 0 errors on 15 attacks for .667 hitting percentage, vs. Cal had 13 kills, 1 error on 19 attacks for .632...2.11 kpg, sixth on team...sang national anthem prior to Oregon game accompanied only by football players Tupo Tuupo, Tai Tupai, and Junior Tupai.

#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/LS, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...leads team with .308 hitting percentage...vs. Oregon, had 9 kills, 1 error in 12 attacks for .667...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attack...total assists of 2,302 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 415 more assists to move into fourth with Krista Beightol...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team.

#4 Kristin Purscelley (6-3, Fr., OH, Springfield, Ore.) - Using 2001 as a red-shirt season.

#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-7 Jr., DS, Orinda, Calif.) - Three year back row starter...providing some spectacular back row saves this season...averaging 2.71 digs per game, fourth on team...had 18 digs vs. Arkansas and again at UCLA...tallied career high 4 versus Pacific and again at Oregon State...ten double-digit digs in 23 matches...this season's 36 kills surpassed to her two-year career total of 19 kills.

#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, So., OH, Riga, Latvia) - Named to the 2000 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team...at Oregon State had career-high 23 digs and season-high 16 kills...averaging 2.28 kills per game (fifth on team) and second in digs at 2.80 per game...in Pac-10 matches only stats, averaging 3.02 digs per game...suffering from sinus infection last weekend and saw limited play at UCLA and USC.

#8 Brittney Diaz (5-11, RS-Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) - 2000 was redshirt season to rehab from ACL surgery...saw first action of season vs. Oregon.

#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, Jr., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...for most of season has taken starting spot away from 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention Chelsie Schafer...3rd in Pac-10 with 0.49 service aces per game (35 aces in 72 games) with powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas, four at Oregon and against Oregon State...3.31 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.68 dpg, fifth on team...has had double-figure kills in 14 of WSU's 23 matches...at ASU, tied career high of 20 kills and had career-best of 17 digs.

#11 Alison Billingsley (DS, Fr., 5-3, Walla Walla, Wash.) - Invited walk-on...served and had one dig versus Cal...also grabbed a dig vs. Oregon.

#12 Holly Harris (6-2, Jr., MH, Sandy, Utah) - Named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...second on team with 0.95 blocks per game average...placing her name on all blocking categories on WSU's all-time list...set school match record with a .909 hitting percentage (10 kills, 0 errors, 11 attacks) in match vs. Oregon...also contributing 2.42 kills per game, third best on team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL QUICKSETS DINNERS: Cougar Volleyball Head Coach Cindy Fredrick and visiting Pac-10 coaches give the inside scoop on the strategies of that evening's match at the Quicksets dinners, held in Bohler Addition 186...$10 per person for Pete's Bar & Grill dinner...RSVP at 877-462-2684 or locally at 509-335-0220...the final Quicksets dinner of the year is this Friday, Nov. 9.

TELEVISION: WSU will have four matches televised this season, three on a tape-delayed basis...check with your local FOX Sports Net channel for dates and times...WSU matches scheduled for TV are Stanford at WSU (Sept. 20), USC at WSU (Oct. 4), Oregon at WSU (Oct. 26), and WSU at Washington (Nov. 16)...the Oregon match, Oct. 26, will be broadcast LIVE on FOX Sports Net Northwest and will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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