No. 13 Cal Volleyball to Face No. 2 Stanford in NCAA Regional in Austin, Texas

Dec. 5, 2006

BERKELEY, CALIF. -

Fri., Dec. 8 California vs. Stanford, Gregory Gymnasium,Austin, Texas 5 p.m.Wisconsin at Texas, Gregory Gymnasium,Austin, Texas 7 p.m.Sat., Dec. 9 NCAA Regional Final, Gregory Gymnasium,Austin, Texas 5:30 p.m.

BEAR NCAA TOURNAMENT NOTES: The 13th-ranked California women's volleyball team, winner of last week's NCAA first and second rounds at San Luis Obispo, has advanced to the NCAA round of 16 for the second time in school history as a result of 3-1 victories over then No. 16-ranked LSU, and then No. 14-ranked Cal Poly. The Golden Bears (22-9) will now face No. 2-ranked and Bay Area rival Stanford (27-3) Friday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m. at Gregory Gymnasium on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin. If the Bears, who received an at-large selection to the postseason for the fifth consecutive year, defeat the Cardinal, they would play the winner of the No. 10-ranked Wisconsin (26-6)-No. 8-ranked Texas (23-6) match in the regional final at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Cal started the 2006 season 11-0 and captured the Cal Molten Classic, the Florida International Invitational and the Golden Bear Invitational. Of Cal's nine losses this season, eight have come against teams ranked higher in the AVCA national poll. The Bears' 22 victories this season mark only the sixth time in school history Cal has captured 20 or more matches. Head coach Rich Feller now has an overall Cal record of 139-99 (.584 winning percentage) in eight years in Berkeley, including being selected the Pac-10 and Pacific Region Coach of the Year in 2003, and now leading the Bears to the NCAA round of 16 for the second time (2003, 2006). Several Bears have had standout performances this year. Junior outside hitter Angie Pressey leads Cal with 475 kills and 4.40 kills per game, was tournament MVP of the Cal Molten Classic and the Golden Bear Invitational, and was the Aug. 28 Pac-10 Player of the Week. Senior setter Samantha Carter is Cal's all-time assist leader with 5,738 assists and is only the fifth Pac-10 player to ever reach 5,000 career assists. Senior libero Jillian Davis is the school's all-time digs leader with 1,801 career digs. Junior middle hitter Ellen Orchard is hitting .311 and leads the Bears with 163 total blocks, the second-most single-season blocks in school history. Sophomore outside hitter Morgan Beck is second on the team with 127 blocks and third with 297 kills, while freshman standout Hana Cutura is second on the team with 385 kills and was Co-MVP of the Cal Molten Classic, and was the MVP of the Florida International Invitational.

CAL'S POSTSEASON HISTORY: Cal is competing in the NCAA postseason for the 10th time and the fifth time in the last five years. In each of the past five seasons, the Bears have advanced to the NCAA second round, including a round of 16 appearance in Honolulu in 2003. Cal hosted the NCAA first and second rounds at Haas Pavilion in 2003 and 2004. Prior to 2002, Cal's last NCAA visit was 1989 when it defeated Florida State, 3-1, in Tallahassee, before falling to Texas, 3-0, in Austin. The Bears also participated in the NCAAs in 1982, 1983, 1987 and 1988, finishing tied for ninth in the nation three times (1982 out of 28 teams, 1983 out of 28 teams and 1989 out of 32 teams). Cal has a 10-9 all-time record in NCAA postseason.

BEARS GATHER PAC-10 HONORS: The Bears had five players earn 2006 Pac-10 accolades. Angie Pressey was selected as a member of the All-Pac-10 team for the third year in a row - the first player in school history to be All-Pac-10 three straight years. Jillian Davis was selected Pac-10 honorable mention for the second time, and junior Ellen Orchard and sophomore Morgan Beck were named honorable mention All-Pac-10 for the first time in their careers. Hana Cutura was selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team - the sixth straight year Cal has had a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

CAL'S AVCA RANKING: Proving the Pac-10's strength, four of the nation's Top 10 teams are from the Pac-10 (Stanford 2nd, Washington 3rd, UCLA 4th, USC 6th). The Bears' No. 17 preseason ranking was the sixth time the Bears had been preseason ranked, and the fourth time since Rich Feller became head coach in 1999. Cal was ranked 19th at the start of 2005, No. 10 in 2004, No. 24 in 2003, No. 9 in 1989 and No. 12 in 1983. The Bears have been ranked 96 times since 1982, reaching as high as No. 5 on Oct. 13, 2003. The highest ranking this season is 7th, and the highest season-ending ranking was 10th in 1982.

HEAD COACH Rich Feller: The most successful volleyball coach in Cal history, Rich Feller (139-99, .584 at Cal; career 438-266, .622) is in his eighth season in Berkeley. Feller won his 400th career match and 100th Cal contest last season and is the only coach in school history to lead the Bears to five consecutive NCAA appearances. In 2003, he was named Pacific Region Co-Coach of the Year and Pac-10 Coach of the Year after leading Cal to the NCAA Round of 16 for the first time in school history. Feller was an assistant for the USA National Team from 1997-98, and head coach at Colorado State for 14 years (1983-96) prior to taking over the Bears' coaching reins in 1999.

CAL VERSUS NCAA OPPONENTS: Cal will play No. 2 Stanford (27-3) for the third time this season. The Bears have a 6-58 all-time record against the Cardinal, falling twice this season, 3-0 (30-20, 30-22, 30-21) Oct. 6 at Maples Pavilion and 3-1 (30-26, 30-21, 28-30, 30-28) Nov. 3 at Haas Pavilion. The Bears and the Cardinal have never met in NCAA tournament play. In 2003, Cal broke a streak of 40-straight losses to Stanford with a 3-2 win at Haas Pavilion. The Bears also defeated the Cardinal, 3-2, in Haas Pavilion in 2004 when Stanford went on to win the national title. The Cardinal is coached by John Dunning (sixth year at Stanford) and is led by 6-0 sophomore outside hitter Cynthia Barboza (411 kills, 4.28kpg). The Cardinal advanced to the round of 16 by defeating Sacramento State, 3-0, and Missouri, 3-2, last weekend at Maples Pavilion. The Bears have a 0-2 all-time record versus No. 10 Wisconsin (26-6), including losing to the Badgers, 3-0, in the 2005 NCAA second round, Dec. 3, 2005, in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin, coached by Pete Waite (eighth year at UW), is led by 6-0 freshman outside hitter Brittney Dolgner (432 kills, 4.15kpg). The Wolverines defeated Notre Dame, 3-0, and Iowa State, 3-0, last week in the NCAA first and second rounds in Madison, Wis. Cal is 0-9 all-time versus host and No. 8 Texas (23-6). In the last meeting, the Bears fell to the Longhorns, 3-1, Sept. 12, 1992, in Austin. Cal also fell to Texas, 3-0, in the 1989 NCAA South Regional, Dec. 8, 1989, in Austin. The Longhorns, coached by Jerritt Elliott (sixth year at UT), are led by 6-3 freshman outside hitter Ashley Engle (433 kills, 3.97kpg). Texas advanced by defeating both Prairie View A&M and Stephen F. Austin, 3-0, last weekend in the NCAA first and second rounds in Austin.

IMPRESSIVE PRESSEY: Angie Pressey is the Bears' most decorated player. In 2004, Pressey became the first Cal player in history to be both an All-Pac-10 selection and a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team. Her Pac-10 Player of the Week distinction on Aug. 28 was the third of her career, after she finished the Cal Molten Classic with 47 kills, five aces, 14 digs and a .430 hitting percentage. She was named MVP of the Golden Bear Invitational with 38 kills, a .380 hitting percentage (38k, 8e, 79att) and 23 digs; earning all-tournament for the sixth consecutive time. Pressey has recorded 1,250 career kills, third-most among current Pac-10 players, and the 11th player in Cal history to record over 1,000 kills.

BEAR SENIOR RECORD-HOLDERS: As a freshman in 2003, Samantha Carter set the Cal single-season mark of 1,555 assists. She became the school's all-time assist leader last season and now has 5,738 career assists, only the fifth Pac-10 player to ever reach 5,000 career assists. Jillian Davis' 1,801 career digs rank first on the Cal all-time list. Davis, a starter in 2003 as well, has a school-record 539 single-season digs this year; and on Oct. 1, 2004, her 33 digs at Stanford set a Cal single-match record. Carter and Davis are the only two players in Cal volleyball history to play in two NCAA rounds of 16.

CUTURA SHINES: In what might be the most spectacular debut in Cal history, 6-3 freshman outside hitter Hana Cutura (Zagreb, Croatia) earned Co-MVP at the Cal Molten Classic, MVP honors at the Florida International Tournament, and all-tournament recognition at the Golden Bear Invitational. During the Cal Molten Classic, Cutura finished with 45 kills, four service aces, 19 digs and a .407 hitting percentage. The following week at Florida International, she recorded 39 kills with a .314 hitting percentage in the three matches, including 15 kills with no errors in 26 attempts (.577) versus Xavier. Despite sitting out the home ASU and Arizona matches with a sore right foot, Cutura is second on the team with 385 kills and 3.89 kills per game.

BECK AND ORCHARD CONTRIBUTIONS: Two more key returning starters for the 2006 Bears are 6-3 sophomore outside hitter Morgan Beck and 6-3 junior middle hitter Ellen Orchard. Beck was a member of the 2005 Pac-10 All-Freshman Team after finishing second on the team with 342 kills and 380.0 points. She had her best match last year against national champion Washington, tallying a career-high 19 kills on Oct. 7, 2005, at Haas Pavilion. This season, Beck earned all-tournament honors at the Golden Bear Invitational, recording 27 kills and a team-high 12 total blocks. She is second on the team with 127 total blocks, and third with 297 kills. Beck was impressive in the home series versus Oregon and Oregon State, Oct. 19-20, finishing with 26 kills, and a .381 hitting percentage and a career-high three service aces versus OSU. Orchard led the Bears with 129 blocks last season while hitting .266 and recording 234 kills. This season, Orchard leads the team with 163 total blocks (second most single-season blocks in Cal history) and a .311 hitting percentage. Versus Cal Poly in the NCAA second round Dec. 2, she tied a school-record with 11 total blocks, including three solo blocks.

CAL AMONG PAC-10 STAT LEADERS: In the Pac-10 stat rankings, Pressey is third in kills (475, 4.40pg) and fifth in points (538.0, 4.98pg) per game. Carter is third in assists per game (1,411, 13.31pg). Cutura is eighth in kills (385, 3.89pg) and ninth in points (448.5, 4.53pg) per game. Orchard is third in blocks per game (163, 1.51pg), seventh in hitting percentage (.311) and 10 th in service aces (29, 0.27pg). Finally, Davis is sixth in the Pac-10 in digs per game (539, 4.99pg) and Beck is eighth in blocks (127, 1.19pg). As a team, the Bears are third in the Pac-10 with 3.20 blocks per game and opponents hitting percentage (.159); and fifth in hitting percentage (.245), assists (15.14pg) and kills (16.37pg); and seventh in service aces (1.35pg).

DID YOU KNOW?: The Bears were televised five times this season (Sept. 30 versus Arizona on Comcast, Oct. 6 at Stanford on Fox, Nov. 10 versus UCLA on Fox, Nov. 11 versus USC on Comcast, Nov. 25 versus Washington on Comcast). Cal had seven players named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic: Samantha Carter, Vivian Cheung, Jillian Davis, Bryte Nielson, Angie Pressey, Natalie Smart and Am'ra Solomon. Pressey was also named CoSIDA District 8 third-team all-academic. The Golden Bears featured Holly McPeak, the 1987 National Freshman of the Year, and Lisa Arce, Cal teammates from 1987-89. Both went on to be standout beach volleyball players. Angie Pressey's father, Paul, is a former NBA player (Milwaukee, San Antonio, Golden State) and assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors from 1992-94. Hana Cutura's father, Zoran, is a former Olympic basketball star for Yugoslavia.

2006 University of California Volleyball Season Highs 12-4

TEAMKills 73 vs. UCLA, 11/10Attempts 197 at Cal Poly, 12/2Hitting Pct. .430 vs. Yale, 9/16Assists 69vs.UCLA,11/10;atCP,12/2Service Aces 11 vs. Oregon State, 10/20Digs 95 at Oregon, 11/17Block Solos 6 at USC,10/13;at ASU,10/28Block Assists 30atUSC,10/13;vs.UO,10/19Team Blocks 21.0 at USC, 10/13

INDIVIDUAL

Morgan BeckKills 16 at UCLA, 10/12Attempts 37 vs. Oregon, 10/19Service Aces 3 vs. Oregon State, 10/20Digs 14 vs. UC Davis, 8/26Block Solos 3 vs. UC Davis, 8/26Block Assists 7 vs. three teamsTotal Blocks 8 vs. UC Davis, 8/26; vs. Oregon, 10/19

Samantha CarterKills 6 at WSU, 9/22; vs. LSU, 12/1Attempts 14 at Washington State, 9/22Assists 65 at Arizona State, 10/28Service Aces 4 vs. Montana, 8/25; vs. Oregon, 10/19Digs 14 vs. ASU, 9/29; at Arizona, 10/27Block Solos 2 at USC, 10/13Block Assists 4 at UOP,9/14;vs.UA,9/30;vs.UCLA,11/10Total Blocks 4 vs. four teams

Vivian CheungService Aces 1 vs. Oregon, 10/19Digs 4 vs. Washington State, 11/24

Hana CuturaKills 28 at Oregon, 11/17Attempts 57 at Oregon, 10/13Service Aces 3 vs. three teamsDigs 10 vs. Oral Roberts, 9/2Block Solos 2 at USC, 10/13Block Assists 5 vs. Oregon, 10/19; at Oregon, 11/17Total Blocks 6 at Oregon, 11/17

Cat DaileyKills 19 vs. Arizona State, 9/29Attempts 56 vs. Arizona State, 9/29Service Aces 1 vs. seven teamsDigs 17 vs. Arizona State, 9/29Block Solos 1 vs. Arizona State, 9/29Block Assists 3 vs. ASU, 9/29; vs. Arizona, 9/30Total Blocks 4 vs. Arizona State, 9/29

Jillian DavisService Aces 2 vs. four teamsDigs 31 at Cal Poly, 12/2

Kristen KathanKills 1 vs. UCLA, 11/10; vs. LSU, 12/1Attempts 1 vs. three teamsAssists 3 vs. UCLA, 11/10; vs. UW, 11/25Service Aces 2 vs. four teamsDigs 15 vs. UCLA, 11/10; vs. UW, 11/25Block Solos 0Block Assists 0Total Blocks 0

Ellen OrchardKills 16 at Arizona, 10/27Attempts 37 at Cal Poly, 12/2Service Aces 3 vs. Baylor, 8/26Digs 6 at Oregon, 11/17Block Solos 3 at ASU, 10/28; at CP, 12/2Block Assists 9 vs. Arizona State, 9/29Total Blocks 11 at Cal Poly, 12/2

Angie PresseyKills 25 at Arizona State, 10/28Attempts 58 vs. UCLA, 11/10; vs. UW, 11/25Service Aces 3 vs. UC Davis, 8/26Digs 18 at USC, 10/13Block Solos 3 at Washington State, 9/22Block Assists 5 vs. ASU, 9/29; at USC, 10/13Total Blocks 6 at FIU, 9/2; vs. ASU, 9/29

Natalie SmartKills 12 vs. Colorado State, 9/8Attempts 18 vs. Colorado State, 9/8Service Aces 0Digs 2 vs. five teamsBlock Solos 1 vs. three teamsBlock Assists 7 at USC, 10/13Total Blocks 7 at USC, 10/13

Player Bios

SENIORS

2	Samantha Carter6-0 - SeniorSetter - 3VOrlando, Fla. (Bishop Moore HS)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Has 1,411 assists (13.31pg, 3rd in Pac-10) and is second on the squad with 26 service aces, and third with 251 digs...had 62 assists and 13 digs at Cal Poly Dec. 2 and a season-high six kills and 51 assists vs. LSU Dec. 1...had 61 assists and 12 digs vs. UCLA Nov. 10...had a season-high 14 digs at Arizona Oct. 27 and 65 assists at Arizona State Oct. 28...had four service aces vs. Oregon Oct. 19...had a career-high two solo blocks at USC Oct. 13...had a season-high 14 digs vs. Arizona State Sept. 29...had a season-high six kills at Washington State Sept. 22...tallied 61 assists and four total blocks at Pacific Sept. 14...was selected all-tournament at the Cal Molten Classic, the FIU Tournament and the Golden Bear Invitational...has been all-tournament in six consecutive tournament competitions...is second among current Pac-10 players and first on Cal's all-time list with 5,738 career assists...is also second among Pac-10 players in service aces (115, 6th on Cal list) and seventh in digs (979)...set a school record as a freshman with 1,555 single-season assists...was a member of the 2003 Pac-10 All-Freshman team, was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2004 and 2005, and is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 9 at Houston, 9/5/04Attempts: 17 vs. Stanford, 10/21/05Assists: 71 vs. Saint Mary's, 12/3/04Service Aces: 9 vs. Morgan State, 9/3/05Digs: 23 vs. Arizona State, 11/11/05Block Solos: 2 at USC, 10/9/04; vs. Washington State, 11/18/04; at USC, 10/13/06Block Assists: 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03Total Blocks: 8 at Long Beach State, 11/29/03

CARTER'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2003 32 116 62 30 175 .183 1555 22 246 8 58 662004 28 99 80 20 195 .308 1349 29 202 9 42 512005 30 112 96 42 241 .224 1423 38 280 3 57 602006 31 106 88 31 210 .271 1411 26 251 7 51 58TOTAL 121 433 326 123 821 .247 5738 115 979 27 208 235

15	Vivian Cheung5-1 - SeniorDefensive Specialist - 2VSan Francisco, Calif.(St. Ignatius College Prep)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Has competed in 16 matches and 23 games this season, registering 17 digs with a service ace vs. Oregon Oct. 19...had three digs vs. Pepperdine Sept. 9...had a career-high four digs vs. Washington State Nov. 24...was selected Pac-10 All-Academic.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 0Attempts: 1 vs. UC Davis, 8/26/06Service Aces: 1 vs. Oregon, 10/19/06Digs: 4 vs. Washington State, 11/24/06Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

CHEUNG'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2004 7 7 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 0 0 02005 5 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 2 0 0 02006 16 23 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 17 0 0 0TOTAL 28 35 0 1 1 -1.000 1 1 20 0 0 0

1	Jillian Davis5-9 - SeniorLibero - 3VLa Canada, Calif. (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Has 539 digs (6th in Pac-10, 4.99pg, Cal single-season record) and 22 service aces...recorded a season-high 31 digs at Cal Poly Dec. 2...had 29 digs vs. UCLA Nov. 10...tallied 19 digs vs. Stanford Nov. 3...notched 19 digs at Arizona State Oct. 27 and 25 digs at Arizona Oct. 28 to become the all-time school record-holder for career digs (now at 1,801, second among current Pac-10 players)...had 28 digs vs. Oregon Oct. 19...had 24 digs vs. Oral Roberts Sept. 2 and UC Davis Aug. 26...named defensive standout/all-tournament at Cal Molten Classic...averages 17.4 digs per match...set school record with 538 single-season digs in 2005, but surpassed that last weekend at Cal Poly...set a single-match record with 33 digs Oct. 1, 2004 at Stanford...was named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Freshman in 2003, was honorable mention All-Pac-10 in 2005 and 2006, and is a three-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 2 at Oregon, 9/18/03; vs. USC, 10/18/03; vs. Texas A&M, 9/11/04Attempts: 3 at Oregon, 9/18/03Service Aces: 3 vs. Morgan State, 9/3/05Digs: 33 at Stanford, 10/1/04Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

DAVIS' Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2003 32 116 7 1 10 .600 23 0 398 0 0 02004 18 60 4 0 4 1.000 23 6 326 0 0 02005 30 112 2 3 6 -.167 39 15 538 0 0 02006 31 108 1 3 6 -.333 58 22 539 0 0 0TOTAL 111 396 14 7 26 .269 143 43 1801 0 0 0

13	Natalie Smart6-3 - SeniorMiddle Hitter - 3VLas Vegas, Nev. (Durango HS)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Has started all 31 matches this season...is third on the team with 86 total blocks (0.83pg)...had 10 kills and six total blocks during the NCAA first and second rounds...hit .571 (9k, 1e, 14att) vs. USC Nov. 11...had a career-high seven blocks at USC Oct. 13...notched eight kills with a .429 hitting percentage Oct. 6 at Stanford...had a career-high 12 kills vs. Colorado State Sept. 8...is a 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 12 vs. Colorado State, 9/8/06Attempts: 18 vs. Colorado State, 9/8/06Service Aces: 0Digs: 2 vs. six teamsBlock Solos: 1 vs. three teamsBlock Assists: 7 at USC, 10/13/06Total Blocks: 7 at USC, 10/13/06

SMART'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2003 9 12 14 5 25 .360 0 0 1 0 6 62004 10 15 18 10 51 .157 0 0 4 0 13 132005 12 17 26 9 55 .309 0 0 1 0 9 92006 31 104 141 86 358 .154 33 0 23 3 83 86TOTAL 62 148 199 110 489 .182 33 0 29 3 111 114

JUNIORS

11	Ellen Orchard6-3 - JuniorMiddle Hitter - 2VHouston, Texas(Cypress Springs High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Leads Cal in total blocks (163, 1.51pg, 3rd in Pac-10, second-best single-season mark in Cal history), hitting percentage (.311, 7th in Pac-10) and service aces (29, 0.27pg, 10th in Pac-10)...is fourth in kills (294, 2.72pg)...had 14 kills and tied a school-record with 11 total blocks (three solo) at Cal Poly Dec. 2...hit .522 (14k, 2e, 23att) with two service aces vs. LSU Dec. 1...hit .435 with 13 kills vs. Washington State Nov. 24...notched 14 kills and nine total blocks vs. UCLA Nov. 10...had a career-high 16 kills at Arizona Oct. 27, and a career-high three block solos at Arizona State Oct. 28...notched 14 kills and had nine total blocks at USC Oct. 13...had a career-high nine block assists vs. Arizona State Sept. 29, and hit .412 with eight block assists vs. Arizona Sept. 30...recorded eight total blocks with seven block assists at Pacific Sept. 14...had a season-high three service aces vs. Baylor Aug. 26...as a freshman in 2004, had 14 kills in the Bears' NCAA first round victory over UOP...is second on the school's all-time career hitting percentage list (.287)...was 2006 honorable mention All-Pac-10.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 16 at Arizona, 10/27/06Attempts: 37 at Cal Poly, 12/2/06Service Aces: 4 vs. Pacific, 12/2/04Digs: 6 vs. Saint Mary's, 12/3/04; at Oregon, 11/17/06Block Solos: 3 at Washington, 11/4/05; at Arizona State, 10/28/06; at Cal Poly, 12/2/06Block Assists: 9 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06Total Blocks: 11 at Cal Poly, 12/2/06

ORCHARD'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2004 13 25 47 17 114 .263 3 4 17 2 13 152005 30 102 234 79 583 .266 3 2 14 16 113 1292006 31 108 294 91 653 .311 5 29 63 20 143 163TOTAL 74 235 575 187 1350 .287 11 35 94 38 269 307

6	Angie Pressey5-8 - JuniorOutside Hitter - 2VHeathrow, Fla.(Lake Mary High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Leads the Bears in kills (475), kills per game (4.40, 3rd in Pac-10), and points (538.0, 4.98pg, 5th in Pac-10)...is second on the team with 295 digs...has 16 kills with 15 digs at Cal Poly Dec. 2, and 13 kills with 10 digs vs. LSU Dec. 1...had 20 kills and a career-high 58 attempts vs. UCLA Nov. 10...had 16 kills vs. Stanford Nov. 3...tied a career-high with 25 kills at Arizona State Oct. 28...recorded 17 kills and 17 digs vs. Oregon Oct. 19...had a career-high five block assists and a season-high 18 digs at USC Oct. 13...had 17 kills and 12 digs with a career-high five block assists vs. Arizona State Sept. 29...followed with 18 kills and 15 digs vs. Arizona Sept. 30...recorded 22 kills and 15 digs at Washington State Sept. 22...also had a season-high three block solos vs. the Cougars...had a team-high 14 kills at Washington Sept. 21...had 23 kills with 17 digs at Pacific Sept. 14...was named this season's first Pac-10 Player of the Week on Aug. 28 after being Co-MVP of the Cal Molten Classic with Hana Cutura...was also all-tournament at the FIU Tournament and MVP of the Golden Bear Invitational...has been all-tournament in six consecutive tournament competitions...is third among current Pac-10 players in career kills (1,250, 6th on Cal all-time list)...is also seventh on the Cal list with a .237 career hitting percentage and eighth for career kill attempts (3,114)...was first-team All-Pac-10 (first Cal freshman named first-team all-league) and a member of the Pac-10 All-Freshman team in 2004, and first-team All-Pac-10 in 2005 and 2006...is a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection.

CAREER HIIGHSKills: 25 vs. Stanford, 10/31/04; at Nevada, 9/16/05; at Arizona State, 10/28/06Attempts: 58 vs. UCLA, 11/10/06; vs. Washington, 11/25/06Service Aces: 6 vs. UC Davis, 8/27/05Digs: 25 vs. Santa Clara, 11/15/05Block Solos: 5 at Washington, 11/4/05Block Assists: 5 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06; at USC, 10/13/06Total Blocks: 7 at Washington, 11/4/05

PRESSEY'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2004 27 88 329 166 875 .186 13 7 257 10 40 502005 29 108 446 176 1077 .251 20 28 307 14 59 732006 31 108 475 170 1162 .262 16 11 295 20 64 84TOTAL 87 304 1250 512 3114 .237 49 46 859 44 163 207

SOPHOMORES

3	Morgan Beck6-3 - SophomoreOutside Hitter - 1VCoto De Caza, Calif.(San Clemente High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Is second on the team in blocks (127, 1.19pg, 5th on the Cal single-season list), and third in kills (297, 2.78pg)...had 15 kills with a .444 hitting percentage (15k, 3e, 27att) and five total blocks at Cal Poly Dec. 2, and 11 kills with a .412 hitting percentage (11k, 4e, 17att) and five total blocks vs. LSU Dec. 1...recorded double figures in kills in eight straight matches from Oct. 12-Nov. 10, including 15 kills vs. Oregon Oct. 19 and at Arizona Oct. 27...had a career-high three service aces vs. Oregon State Oct. 20...had a season-high 16 kills with a .467 hitting percentage at UCLA Oct. 12...hit .409 (11k, 2e, 22att) with six total blocks vs. Arizona Sept. 30...had a career-high 14 digs, three block solos and eight total blocks vs. UC Davis Aug. 26...recorded a career-high seven block assists vs. Xavier Sept. 1 and Pepperdine Sept. 9...was Golden Bear Invitational All-Tournament...was named 2006 honorable mention All-Pac-10.

CAREER HIGHSKills 19 vs. Washington, 10/7/05Attempts 59 vs. Washington, 10/7/05Service Aces 3 vs. Oregon State, 10/20/06Digs 14 vs. UC Davis, 8/26/06Block Solos 3 vs. UC Davis, 8/26/06Block Assists 7 vs. Xavier, 9/1/06; vs. Pepperdine, 9/9/06; vs. Oregon, 10/19/06Total Blocks 8 vs. UC Davis, 8/26/06; vs. Oregon, 10/19/06

BECK'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2005 29 105 342 202 961 .146 5 6 88 9 46 552006 31 107 297 117 670 .269 49 12 200 16 111 127TOTAL 60 212 639 319 1631 .196 54 18 288 25 157 182

4	Bryte Nielson5-11 - SophomoreSetter - 1VSaratoga, Calif.(Los Gatos High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Came off the bench to record a career-high 24 assists with a career-best eight digs vs. defending national champion Washington Nov. 25...also recorded block assists at Oregon State Nov. 16 and vs. Washington Nov. 25...is 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 1 vs. six teamsAttempts: 3 vs. Washington, 11/25/06Assists: 24 vs. Washington, 11/25/06Service Aces: 1 vs. four teamsDigs: 8 vs. Washington, 11/25/06Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 1 at Oregon State, 11/16/06; vs. Washington, 11/25/06Total Blocks: 1 at Oregon State, 11/16/06; vs. Washington, 11/25/06

NIELSON'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2005 26 60 5 2 12 .250 21 3 51 0 0 02006 7 9 1 1 6 .000 36 1 11 0 2 2TOTAL 33 69 6 3 18 .167 57 4 62 0 2 2

10	Kat Reilly6-2 - SophomoreMiddle Hitter - 1VPlano, Texas(Plano East Senior High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Redshirting in 2006 after suffering a left knee injury in preseason practice.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 7 vs. Morgan State, 9/3/05Attempts: 9 vs. Morgan State, 9/3/05Service Aces: 0Digs: 1 vs. Akron, 9/17/05Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 4 vs. UC Davis, 8/27/05; vs. Akron, 9/17/05Total Blocks: 4 vs. UC Davis, 8/27/05; vs. Akron, 9/17/05

REILLY'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2005 12 16 25 3 49 .449 0 0 1 0 17 172006 Redshirt

8	Am'ra Solomon6-1 - SophomoreOutside Hitter - 1VLos Angeles, Calif.(St. Bernard High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Has competed in eight matches and 11 games, recording 15 kills with a .250 hitting percentage (15k, 5e, 40att)...had a season-high six kills with a .750 hitting percentage (6k, 0e, 8att) vs. Oregon State Oct. 20...was Pac-10 All-Academic.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 13 at Arizona State, 10/13/05Attempts: 29 vs. Washington State, 10/8/05Service Aces: 0Digs: 2 at Nevada, 9/16/05; vs. WSU, 10/8/05Block Solos: 2 at Arizona State, 10/13/05Block Assists: 2 vs. three teamsTotal Blocks: 4 at Arizona State, 10/13/05

SOLOMON'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2005 17 25 40 23 121 .140 0 0 11 4 7 112006 8 11 15 5 40 .250 1 0 4 0 3 3TOTAL 25 36 55 28 161 .168 1 0 15 4 10 14

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12	Carly Bouza5-10 - FreshmanDefensive Specialist/Outside Hitter - HSLafayette, Calif.(Acalanes High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: As a true freshman, saw action against Yale Sept. 16.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 0Attempts: 0Service Aces: 0Digs: 0Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

BOUZA'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2006 1 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

16	Jill Brunswick5-7 - FreshmanDefensive Specialist - HSLaguna Beach, Calif.(St. Margaret's High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: As a true freshman saw action against American University Sept. 9.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 0Attempts: 0Service Aces: 0Digs: 0Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

BRUNSWICK'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2006 1 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

26	Hana Cutura6-3 - FreshmanOutside Hitter - HSZagreb, Croatia(Sportska Gimnazija)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Is second on the team in kills (385, 3.89pg, 8th in Pac-10) and points (448.5, 4.53pg, 9th in Pac-10) and fourth in service aces (21, 0.21pg)...had a team-high 18 kills at Cal Poly Dec. 2, and a team-high 15 kills vs. LSU Dec. 1...recorded a career-high 28 kills and six total blocks, with a .386 hitting percentage (28k, 6e, 57att), at Oregon Nov. 17...had 17 kills vs. UCLA Nov. 10...notched 16 kills vs. Stanford Nov. 3...had 17 kills at Arizona Oct. 27...had 12 kills and three service aces vs. Oregon State Oct. 20 and 15 kills with five block assists vs. Oregon Oct. 19...recorded 15 kills and five blocks at USC Oct. 13...had 20 kills at Pacific Sept. 14...recorded three service aces vs. Montana Aug. 25 and Colorado State Sept. 8...had a career-high 10 digs vs. Oral Roberts Sept. 2...was Co-MVP of the Cal Molten Classic Aug. 26, MVP of the FIU Tournament Sept. 2 and all-tournament at the Golden Bear Invitational Sept. 9...was a member of the 2006 Pac-10 All-Freshman team.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 28 at Oregon, 11/17/06Attempts: 57 at Oregon, 11/17/06Service Aces: 3 vs. Montana, 8/25/06; vs. Colorado State, 9/8/06; vs. Oregon State, 10/20/06Digs: 10 vs. Oral Roberts, 9/2/06Block Solos: 2 vs. USC, 10/13/06Block Assists: 5 vs. Oregon, 10/19/06; at Oregon, 11/17/06Total Blocks: 6 at Oregon, 11/17/06

CUTURA'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2006 29 99 385 182 926 .219 5 21 123 10 65 75

7	Cat Dailey6-1 - FreshmanOutside Hitter - HSNewport Beach, Calif.(Sage Hill High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Had a service ace and nine digs at Cal Poly Dec. 2...in her first collegiate start, led Cal with 19 kills and 17 digs vs. Arizona State Sept. 29...followed with 15 kills vs. Arizona Sept. 30...missed the first 12 matches with a broken little finger in her left hand...has recorded seven service aces and 86 digs.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 19 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06Attempts: 56 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06Service Aces: 1 vs. six teamsDigs: 17 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06Block Solos: 1 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06Block Assists: 3 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06; vs. Arizona, 9/30/06Total Blocks: 4 vs. Arizona State, 9/29/06

DAILEY'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2006 19 52 49 33 166 .096 6 7 86 1 6 7

14	Kristen Kathan5-6 - FreshmanDefensive Specialist - HSMoraga, Calif.(Campolindo High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: One of the Bears' top defensive specialists as a true freshman, competing in 28 matches with 114 digs and 16 service aces...had six digs at Cal Poly Dec. 2, and seven digs and a service ace vs. LSU Dec. 1...had career-high 15 digs vs. UCLA Nov. 10 and vs. Washington Nov. 25...has recorded two service aces in four different matches this season - Sept. 1 vs. Xavier, Sept. 14 at Pacific, Nov. 10 vs. UCLA and Nov. 17 at Oregon.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 1 vs. UCLA, 11/10/06Attempts: 1 vs. UCLA, 11/10/06Service Aces: 2 vs. Xavier, 9/1/06; at Pacific, 9/14/06; vs. UCLA, 11/10/06; at Oregon, 11/17/06Digs: 15 vs. UCLA, 11/10/06; vs. Washington, 11/25/06Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 0Total Blocks: 0

KATHAN'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2006 28 72 2 0 3 .667 11 16 114 0 0 0

21	Mindi Wiley6-3 - FreshmanMiddle Hitter - HSSonoma, Calif.(Sonoma Valley High School)

CALIFORNIA 2006: Missed the first 19 matches of the season with a broken right thumb...has competed in nine matches and 14 games, recording 19 kills with a .289 hitting percentage (19k, 8e, 38att)...also has nine block assists...had an impressive nine kills with no errors in 13 attempts (.692 hitting percentage) at Oregon State Nov. 16.

CAREER HIGHSKills: 9 at Oregon State, 11/16/06Attempts: 13 at Oregon State, 11/16/06Service Aces: 0Digs: 2 at Oregon State, 11/16/06Block Solos: 0Block Assists: 2 at Oregon State, 11/16/06Total Blocks: 2 at Oregon State, 11/16/06

WILEY'S Career StatisticsYear M G K E TA PCT AST SA DIG BS BA TB2006 9 14 19 8 38 .289 3 0 3 0 9 9

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