Volleyball Rolls The Dice At Vegas Tournament

Nov. 19, 2001

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2001 WSU Schedule/ResultsCurrently: 15-11, 9-9 Pac-10

8/31 W # Bradley 3-08/31 W #Boise State 3-09/1 W #Gonzaga 3-09/2 L #(#12) Pacific 2-39/7 W +Houston 3-09/8 W +Arkansas 3-09/8 L +Kansas State 0-39/20 L *(#4) Stanford 0-39/21 W *California 3-09/28 L *Oregon State 1-39/29 W *Oregon 3-010/4 L *(#3) USC 0-310/5 L *(#5) UCLA 0-310/8 W *Washington 3-010/12 L *(#7) Arizona 0-310/13 W *Arizona State 3-110/19 W *California 3-110/20 L *Stanford 3-010/25 W *Oregon State 3-010/26 W *Oregon 3-010/30 W Idaho 7 p.m.11/2 L *#8 UCLA 2-311/3 L * #5 USC 1-311/9 W *Arizona State 3-011/10 L * #4 Arizona 0-311/16 W *Washington 3-011/23 ^Rice 5 p.m.11/24 ^UNLV or Wm&Mary 2:30 p.m. or 5 p.m.Home matches are Bold# Les Schwab Cougar Challenge+ Kansas State Tournament^ UNLV Tournament* Pac-10 Conferences matches

COUGS END REGULAR SEASON AT UNLV TOURNAMENT: The Washington State volleyball team, 15-11 overall, 9-9 in conference contests, wraps up the regular season schedule this weekend at the UNLV Thanksgiving Classic Tournament...WSU opens against Rice Friday, Nov. 23, in a 5 p.m. match and will play either William & Mary or host Nevada-Las Vegas Saturday afternoon or early evening...the Cougar team is spending this week practicing and resting at Las Vegas, as WSU has a one-week Thanksgiving break.


RICE OWLS (16-8 overall) - Rice won the Western Athletic Conference Eastern Division title with a 10-3 league record...at the WAC tournament, fell to Fresno State 3-2, and broke a nine-match win streak...had six five-game matches this year (4-2)...located in Houston, Texas...the Owls are led by WAC Freshman of the Year, 5-11 OH Rebeca Pazo (4.26 kills per game) and second team All-WAC 5-9 OH senior Leigh Leman (3.66 kpg, 3.67 dpg)...Coach Julio Morales (90-100, six years, career 146-107, 12 years).

UNLV REBELS (10-14 overall) - UNLV finished fifth in the Mountain West Conference with a record of 6-8 record ...the Rebels lost to Colorado State 3-0 in the MWC quarterfinals...6-5 MB Sheila Ocasio-Clemente (Puerto Rico) was MWC Freshman of the Year...she has led the nation in blocks per game, averaging 1.94 bpg but played sparingly in the MWC tournament...6-3 junior MB Blair Wilkes was All-MWC (2.93 kpg)...Patricia Assuncao (soph., 6-0 OH) adds 2.93 kpg while Michelle Johnson (soph., 6-2, OH) has 1.37 bpg...coach Deitre Collins (65-97, six years).

WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE (21-4 overall) - William & Mary posted a 10-1 record in the Colonial Athletic Association...the Tribe upset George Mason to win the CAA tournament and get the automatic berth to the NCAA tournament...it will be W&M's first NCAA appearance...located in Williamsburg, Va...seniors Tara Tobias (3.14 kpg) and Laurel Witt (2.96 kpg) were named All-CAA and Carly Huffman was named Freshman of the Year...coach Debbie Hill (487-314, 24 years) named CAA Coach of the Year.

COUGAR VOLLEYBALL RADIO BROADCASTS: The local LIVE and Internet accessible radio broadcasts of the WSU Volleyball Pac-10 road matches are back...in the Palouse, the broadcasts can be heard on KRPL-AM, 1400...for the internet connection, go to www.wsucougars.com for the link...Alex Webster, in is sixth season on the mike, will call all the action of the UNLV Tournament...pre-game report for Friday, Nov. 23, begins at 4:45 p.m.

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT ON THE BRINK: The last two matches are must-wins for the Cougars who are vying for a return trip to the NCAA Championship Tournament...tournament selections will be announced Monday, Nov. 26, at noon Pacific Time...the Pac-10 champion receives one of the 31 automatic berths and WSU is looking to be among as many as five additional Pac-10 squads to receive one of the at-large berths...a total of 64 teams participate in the tournament.

COUGAR COACHING STAFF: This is Head Coach Cindy Fredrick's 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 243-163 (.599) while her overall collegiate record is 329-223 (.596)...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13th year), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (second year).

COUGS IN ACTION LAST WEEK: WSU wrapped up the Pacific-10 Conference season with a dominating 30-18, 30-25, 30-22 win over cross-state rival Washington before 1,351 mostly Cougar fans Friday night at the Bank of America Arena at Hec Edmundson...the Cougars were led by the 14 kills (.462 hitting percentage) and two service aces of Adrian Hankoff...Chelsie Schafter added 11 kills with LaToya Harris contributing 10 kills and three blocks...Kortney Jamtaas and Kerry Lewis each had 11 digs with Lewis tagging two aces...setter Kali Surplus had 41 assists...Allison Richardson, playing in her final match at UW, led the Huskies with 14 kills and reached the 1,000 career kills club...Paige Benjamin had 11 digs...WSU hit .359 for the night and held UW to .204...this was the final match for the Dawgs this season.

NATIONAL POLLS: WSU is listed at 36th in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll (11/19/01) but is not listed in the Volleyball Magazine Top 20 Poll (11/19).

NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: WSU is 29th on the national attendance with an average of 1,023 fans per home match...Hawai'i leads with an average of 6,514 fans per match while the top Pac-10 school is Stanford at eighth with 1,999 fans per match...WSU averaged 1,203 for its nine home Pac-10 contests.

NCAA DIV. I REGION RANKINGS: 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 final of the 2001 season was conducted Nov. 14...the Pacific Region (Big Sky, Pac-10, and West Coast Conferences) rankings are: 1. Stanford, 2. USC, 3. Arizona, 4. Pepperdine, 5. UCLA, 6. Santa Clara, 7. Oregon State, 8. San Diego, 9. Washington State, 10. Sacramento State...the NCAA Championship Tournament selections will be announced Monday, Nov. 26.


Team Overall (Leader)Kills - 4th with 16.49 kpg (USC 17.54 kpg)Hitting Percentage - 6th at .225 (USC .309)Assists - 5th at 14.63 apg (USC 16.09 apg)Service Aces - 1st at 1.84 sapgDigs - 3rd at 17.07 dpg (ASU 17.68 dpg)Blocks - 8th at 2.25 bpg (Stanford 3.62 bpg)

Team Conference Only (Leader)Kills - 4th with 16.58 kpg (USC 17.58 kpg)Hitting Percentage - 5th at .224 (Stanford .323)Assists - 5th at 14.85 apg (USC 16.22 apg)Service Aces - 2nd at 1.70 sapg (Arizona 1.72 sapg)Digs - 3rd at 16.95 dpg (ASU 18.52 dpg)Blocks - 7th at 2.30 bpg (Stanford 3.55 bpg)

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 1,047 kills and is sixth in career standings...her 97 service aces is fifth-best and 982 digs is sixth on WSU's career list...she needs only 18 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 (40), eighth in block assists (225) and eighth in total blocks (265).

CURRENT PAC-10 CONFERENCE STATISTICS (TOP 10):Individual Overall (Leader)Kills - No WSU player (Logan Tom Stanford 4.93 kpg)Hitting Percentage -  No WSU player (Jill Talbot UA .439)Assists - 4th Kali Surplus 12.29 apg (Erika Selsor UCLA 13.73 apg)Service Aces - T2nd Adrian Hankoff 0.50 sapg, 4th LaToya Harris 0.37 sapg (Logan Tom Stanford 0.52)Digs - 8th LaToya Harris 2.95 dpg (Jami Coughlin ASU 3.93 dpg)Blocks - No WSU player (Sara McGee Stanford 1.57 bpg)

Individual Conference Only (Leader)Kills - 10th LaToya Harris 3.80 kpg (Logan Tom Stanford 5.07 kpg)Hitting Percentage - No WSU player (Sara McGee Stanford .442)Assists - 3rd Kali Surplus 12.45 apg (Dana Burkholder Arizona 13.06 apg)Service Aces - 3rd Adrian Hankoff 0.41 sapg, 5th La Toya Harris 0.38 sapg, 10th Zanda Bautre 0.30 sapg (Logan Tom Stanford 0.51 sapg)Digs - 10th Zanda Bautre 2.94 dpg (Jami Coughlin ASU 4.38 dpg)Blocks - 6th Melissa Boyle 1.02 bpg (Sara McGee Stanford 1.62 bpg)

HOW ABOUT THOSE COUGS?#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 .286...leads team in blocking with 0.95 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...2.20 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 .294 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 2,414 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders but needs 303 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 2.79 digs per game, second on team...had 18 digs vs. Arkansas and again at UCLA...tallied career high 4 versus Pacific and again at Oregon State...11 double-digit digs in 25 matches...this season's 37 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 2.35 kills per game (fifth on team) and third in digs at 2.75 per game...in Pac-10 matches only stats, averaging 2.94 digs per game...saw limited play at UCLA and USC due to sinus infection...last two weekends subbed in for Schafer.

#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...40 aces this season is tied for eighth on WSU's single season all-time standings...powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas, four at Oregon and against Oregon State...3.30 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.66 dpg, fifth on team...has had double-figure kills in 15 of WSU's 26 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 0.94 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 2.38 kills per game, fourth on team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.

#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, Jr., RS/LS, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) - Starter as freshman and sophomore...saw significant playing time at UCLA and USC, subbing in for an ailing Bautre...kept spot last weekend against ASU and UA...led team in kills both nights (25 kills)...started again at Washington...2.67 kpg is third-best on team...named to 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention team...named to 2000 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team...stepped in to set all spring...played last October through April with a broken finger.

#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Sr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) - WSU's only three-year letterwinner...was awarded a full scholarship summer 2001 after three seasons as walk-on...tough server off the bench with 17 aces this year...tagged 11 digs in each Washington matches.

#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in 24 games this season...racked up four kills and two blocks in two games at Oregon State, five kills versus Idaho.

#17 Kathleen Monda (5-11, Fr., OH, Woodinville, Wash.) - Invited walk-on...subbed in to serve at Oregon.

#21 LaToya Harris (5-7, Jr., OH, Portland, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...All-Pac-10 2000 First Team...leads team in kills at 3.60 kpg and digs at 2.95 dpg...second on team in aces at 0.37 sapg...tied career high with 7 blocks against Cal...season high 23 kills and 18 digs at Oregon State...nailed five service aces at Cal...tallied 15 matches with double-figure kills and 11 with two-digit digs...nine matches with double kills and digs...has provided 4.47 points per game in Pac-10 matches this season - 8th best in conference standings...reached her 1,000th kill at UCLA (11/2)...should reach 1,000 career digs this weekend at Las Vegas.


Kills1. Sarah Silvernail (1993-96) 18485. Shannon Wyckoff (1994-97) 10516. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 1047

Assists1. Keri Killebrew (1990-92) 45534. Krista Beightol (1990, 92-94) 27175. Kali Surplus (2000-01) 2414

Service Aces1. Beth Welch (1987-89) 1334. Keren Oigman (1994-97) 1155. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 97

Digs1. Shannon Wyckoff (1994-97) 12545. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 9896. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 982

Solo Blocks1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 1967. Carrie Gilley (1990-93) 508. Holly Harris (1999-01) 40

Block Assists1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 6177. Carrie Gilley (1990-93) 3118. Holly Harris (1999-01) 225

Total Blocks1. Carrie Couturier (1988-91) 6177. Carrie Gilley (1990-93) 3618. Holly Harris (1999-01) 265


#1 MELISSA BOYLE, Sr., MHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 13 (twice) [17 - 2000]H.Pct: .667 (Oregon 9/29)Service Aces: 0 [1, 2000]Digs: 4 (twice) [7 - 2000]Total Blocks: 11 (California 9/21)

#3 KALI SURPLUS, Sr., SetterSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 9 (Oregon 10/26) [10 - 2000]H.Pct: .667 (Oregon 10/26)Assists: 61 (UCLA 11/2) [83 - 2000]Service Aces: 2 (twice) [3 - 2000]Digs: 26 (Oregon State 9/28)Total Blocks: 4 (twice) [7 - 2000]

#6 KORTNEY JAMTAAS, Jr., DSSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 4 (Pacific 9/1, Oregon State 9/29)H.Pct: .600 (Stanford 9/20)Service Aces: 3 (Gonzaga 9/1) [4 - 1999]Digs: 18 (twice) [19 - 2000]

#7 ZANDRA BAUTRE, So., MHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 16 (Oregon State 9/28) [21 - 2000]H.Pct: .458 (Washington 10/8)Service Aces: 2 (five times) [3 - 2000]Digs: 23 (Oregon State 9/29)Total Blocks: 3 (twice) [3 - 2000]

#10 ADRIAN HANKOFF, Jr., OHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 20 (Arizona State 10/13) [20 - 2000]H.Pct: .471 (Idaho 10/30)Service Aces: 5 (Arkansas 9/8)Digs: 17 (Arizona State 10/13)Total Blocks: 5 (Idaho 10/30) [5 - 2000]

#12 HOLLY HARRIS, Jr., MBSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 15 (Houston 9/7) [20 - 1999]H.Pct: .909 (Oregon 10/26)Service Aces: 2 (Pacific 9/8)Digs: 8 (twice) [20 - 2000]Total Blocks: 7 (UCLA 11/2) [13 - 2000]

#13 CHELSIE SCHAFER, Jr., RSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 14 (twice) [27 -2000]H.Pct: .462 (Oregon 10/26)Service Aces: 2 (twice) [3 - 1999, 2000]Digs: 15 (Oregon State 9/28) [24 - 2000]Total Blocks: 4 (twice) [6 - 2000]

#14 KERRY LEWIS, Jr., DSSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 1 (five times) [1 - 2000]Service Aces: 2 (four times)Digs: 11 (twice) [12 - 2000]

#16 VICTORIA PRINCE, Fr., MHSeason HighsKills: 5 (Idaho 10/30)H.Pct: .600 (Boise State 8/31)Service Aces: 2 (twice)Digs: 7 (Idaho 10/30)Total Blocks: 4 (Idaho 10/30)

#21 LATOYA HARRIS, Jr., RS/LSHSeason Highs [Career]Kills: 23 (twice) [24 - 2000]H.Pct: .542 (Oregon State 10/25)Service Aces: 5 (California 10/19) [5 - 2000]Digs: 18 (Oregon State 9/28) [26 - 2000]Total Blocks: 7 (California, 9/21) [7 - 1999]

WSU TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 78 (Arizona State 10/13)Hitting Pct: .371 (Washington 11/16)Assists: 70 (Oregon State 9/28)Service Aces: 12 (Boise State 8/31, Oregon 9/29)Digs: 106 (Oregon State 9/28)Total Blocks: 14.5 (UCLA 11/2)

OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 2001Kills: 78, Oregon State 9/28, USC 11/3Hitting Pct: .411, Arizona 10/12Assists: 74, UCLA 11/2Service Aces: 11, Houston 9/7Digs: 110, Oregon State 9/28Total Blocks: 16, Pacific, 9/1

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