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Pac-12 Women's Volleyball Weekly Rundown - Oct. 19, 2022

Oct 19, 2022
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  • Pac-12 women's volleyball will hit the halfway point of its 20-match league slate with a dozen contests on this weekend's calendar.
  • The two teams tied atop the Conference standings will conclude the weekend when No. 7 Stanford (12-4, 7-1) hosts USC (15-4, 7-1) on Sunday, Oct. 23 at 1 p.m. PT on Pac-12 Insider. Both squads have won six straight.
  • No. 15 Washington (14-4, 6-2), just a game back of the Cardinal and Trojans, returns home to host Arizona State (9-11, 3-5) and Arizona (12-7, 2-6) on Friday and Sunday for a pair of matches broadcast on Pac-12 Washington. The Huskies have won 12 consecutive Pac-12 games inside Alaska Airlines Arena.
  • Behind UW, three squads are tied for fourth with identical 5-3 league marks in No. 20 Oregon (11-5, 5-3), Colorado (13-5, 5-3) and Washington State (13-6, 5-3). The Ducks and Buffs will meet at noon PT on Sunday for a matchup broadcast via Oregon Live Stream.
  • In addition to Arizona State at Washington, four other Friday contests will be televised - Arizona at Washington State (Pac-12 Arizona), Colorado at Oregon State (Pac-12 Mountain), USC at California (Pac-12 Bay Area) and UCLA at Stanford (Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Los Angeles).
  • On Sunday, the league's television package includes Arizona at Washington and UCLA at California (Pac-12 Network, Pac-12 Bay Area, Pac-12 Los Angeles) in addition to the Stanford/USC match on Pac-12 Insider.


  • Stanford and USC continued their winning ways with a pair of weekend victories, the Cardinal over the Arizona schools and the Trojans over the Oregon schools.
  • Their six-match winning streaks are tied for the fifth-longest in the country among Power 5 teams, trailing No. 1 Texas (14), No. 2 Louisville (12), No. 8 Pittsburgh (11) and No. 3 Nebraska (9). USC's winning streak is its longest since 2016 (8).
  • Eight of the Conference's other squads split their matchups last weekend - Arizona (L Stanford; W California), Arizona State (W California, L Stanford), Colorado (W Washington State; L Washington), Oregon (L USC, W UCLA), UCLA (W Oregon State, L Oregon), Utah (W Washington, L Washington State), Washington (L Utah, W Colorado), Washington State (L Colorado, W Utah).
  • Utah's sweep of No. 15 Washington last Friday was its first win over a ranked opponent this season in six tries.


  • Stanford is sixth in the most recent NCAA RPI report from Oct. 16, with USC 15th, Oregon 20th and Washington 21st. 
  • With Colorado at No. 33 and Utah at No. 34, the Pac-12 also boasts six total teams in the RPI top 35, which is second among all conferences (Big Ten - 7; SEC - 4; ACC/Big 12 - 3).
  • Stanford is 10-1 on the road this season and the only school in the country with double-digit road victories.
  • The NCAA DI women's volleyball committee revealed its first top 10 on Sunday, Oct. 2 and included a pair of Pac-12 teams in Oregon (7th) and Stanford (8th).
  • The Pac-12 is one of three leagues with multiple programs in the initial reveal along with the Big Ten (4) and ACC (2).


  • Three Pac-12 women’s volleyball teams remain in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Coaches Top 25 revealed on Oct. 10 in No. 7 Stanford, No. 15 Washington and No. 20 Oregon.
  • Following its unbeaten run, USC is just outside the rankings and first among teams receiving votes with 101 points, 10 behind No. 25 Michigan (111). Washington State is also among the group of six teams receiving votes (10 points).
  • Washington is in the rankings for the 58th consecutive poll (not including fall 2020), a stretch dating back to Nov. 5, 2018.


  • The Trojans' Skylar Fields (Offensive) and Gala Trubint (Defensive) and the Carinal's Elia Rubin (Freshman) won their respective Pac-12 weekly awards for the second consecutive week on Monday. Since multiple awards started being announced in 2011, it's the first time all winners have remained the same in back-to-back weeks.
  • A winner of three straight Offensive Player of the Week honors, Fields is the first Pac-12 player to win three consecutive of that award since Washington's Kara Bajema from Sept. 16-30, 2019.
  • Fields was also named GameChanger/AVCA National Player of the Week by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Oct. 11, the first for the Conference this season. Last year, the Pac-12 lead all leagues with four national players of the week.
  • Fields is sixth nationally in kills per set (5.04), eighth in points per set (5.44) and leads the Pac-12 in both categories.


  • Five of the nation's 25 toughest schedules belong to Pac-12 programs in Stanford (fourth), Utah (12th), Oregon (13th), USC (20th), UCLA (22nd), a total which is second among all leagues (Big Ten - 6, ACC/SEC - 4, Big 12 - 3).
  • The Cardinal went 3-3 in both Top 25 and Power 5 matches during a gauntlet nonconference slate with those six matches in succession from Aug. 30-Sept. 17. Other ranked victories for the Conference came from Colorado (3-0) and Washington (3-1) against then-No. 19 Illinois.
  • Stanford's three ranked nonconference wins all came on the road - at then-No. 13 Florida (3-2), at then-No. 3 Minnesota (3-1), at then-No. 2 Nebraska (3-1).
  • All of Stanford's losses have come against teams currently in the AVCA rankings (No. 1 Texas, No. 2 Louisville, No. 13 Penn State, No. 20 Oregon)


  • Washington's Ella May Powell, the NCAA's active leader in career assists, is currently sixth in Pac-12 history with 5,698 career assists. It's the most career assists for a Pac-12 player in 14 years, since UCLA's Nellie Spicer collected 6,000 from 2005-08. California's Samantha Carter is next in front of Powell and fifth in the league's record book (5,777).
  • Oregon State's Izzi Szulczewski is one of 12 players in the country this season with multiple triple doubles. She had 11 kills, 12 assists and 22 digs on Sept. 10 against Portland and 12 kills, 22 assists and 13 digs on Sept. 16 against LSU. Szulczewski is the first in Pac-12 history with multiple triple-doubles in a season since Oregon's August Raskie in 2018 (2).
  • Against Colorado on Sept. 30, USC's Mia Tuaniga put up 37 assists, had 10 digs, and served a USC-record 10 aces for her first career triple-double and first for the Trojans since Raquel Lázaro on Sept. 7, 2019 against Northern Iowa (36 assists, 16 digs, 11 blocks).
  • The Pac-12 is one of two Power 5 leagues to have multiple players with triple-doubles this season (ACC).
  • Tuaniga's 10 aces are the most in the NCAA season and tied with Stanford's Teresa Smith (vs. Illinois State, Oct. 19, 1986) for the second-most in Pac-12 history. Oregon's Lauren Westendorf has the league record of 12 from a match against Seton Hall on Sept. 18, 2004. It's a Pac-12 record for a Conference match, surpassing the nine from California's Gabrielle Abernathy (vs. Arizona State, Sept. 23, 2004) and Brook Coulter (at Oregon, Oct. 16, 1998).
  • Oregon's Mimi Colyer has collected five of the first eight Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards this season. She's the fifth in Conference history to win five Freshman of the Week awards and first since 2015 (Hayley Hodson, STAN - 2015). USC's Ebony Nwanebu won the honor a record six times in 2013.


  • Washington (.301) is one of seven DI programs with a hitting percentage over .300, while Oregon is eighth nationally in that category (.291) and USC 12th (.283). The Pac-12 is the only league with multiple teams in the top 12.
  • The Pac-12 also has two of the NCAA's top 10 when it comes to blocks per set in Colorado (2.83, 6th) and Stanford (2.79, 8th).
  • In assists per set, Washington is eighth nationally (13.24), Stanford is 10th (13.17), Oregon is 13th (13.11) and USC is 19th (12.96).
  • Washington (14.27, 7th), Oregon (13.98, 16th) and Stanford (13.98, 17th) are also three of the best when it comes to kills per set. The Pac-12's three in the top 20 lead all leagues.


  • Colorado's Meegan Hart is sixth (.425) and Washington's Marin Grote (.425) seventh in the country in hitting percentage (.442), two of just 10 players at .420 or better.
  • The Conference also boasts two of the nation's top 10 in both assists per set - USC's Mia Tuaniga (11.08, 9th), Washington's Ella May Powell (11.08, 10th) - and blocks per set - UCLA's Francesca Alupei (1.53, 6th), Stanford's Sami Francis (1.49, 9th). Stanford's Kami Miner is also 12th in assists per set (11.05).
  • USC's Skylar Fields is sixth in kills per set (5.04) and in points per set she is eighth (5.44), just ahead of Stanford's Kendall Kipp in 12th (5.11).


  • As league play continues, a reminder of the Pac-12 Preseason Coaches Poll order, which had the Huskies on top for the fifth time (2021, 2017, 2009, 2005).
  • The preseason favorite has gone on to win the league title 21 times in the 36 years of Pac-12 women’s volleyball, including UW last season and in the Huskies' national championship season of 2005.


  • Pac-12 programs closed nonconference play at 84-37 (.694), fourth-best among all leagues (Big Ten .729; Big 12 .726; ACC .706), and an improvement over last season's 78-36 mark (.684).
  • With Stanford's victory at then-No. 2 Nebraska on Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Pac-12 moved to a combined 5-18 versus Top 25 opponents and 16-16 against Power 5 foes in non-league play in 2022 (8-5 vs. Big Ten; 4-4 vs. SEC; 3-3 vs. ACC; 1-4 vs. Big 12).
  • The Pac-12 is one of four leagues with .500 or better nonconference records against Power 5 opponents (Big 12 .643; ACC .538; Big Ten .500).
  • The Conference went 8-5 against the Big Ten in August and September, one of six winning records one Power 5 league had against another (ACC 7-4 vs. Big Ten; ACC 10-8 vs. SEC; Big 12 6-1 vs. ACC; Big 12 4-1 vs. Pac-12; Big Ten 10-1 vs. SEC).


  • Pac-12 institutions have won 17 of the 41 all-time NCAA championships in women’s volleyball, four more than the next closest conference (Big Ten), and four of the past 11.
  • The Conference has had at least five teams earn NCAA Tournament bids in 23 consecutive seasons and eight postseason berths in five of the past nine tournaments.
  • Four different Pac-12 teams have won at least one NCAA title (UCLA, USC, Stanford, Washington), double any other conference. The Big Ten (Nebraska, Penn State) and Big West (Hawaii, Long Beach State) are the only other leagues with multiple NCAA champions.
  • Seven different Pac-12 programs have made NCAA semifinal appearances since 2001 and 14 of the past 21 NCAA championship matches have included at least one Pac-12 program.
  • At least one Pac-12 team has played in 27 of the 41 NCAA title matches all-time, the most of any league. At least one Big Ten team has been in 22 NCAA finals all-time and a Big West team has played in the title match nine times.
  • Five NCAA title matches have been between two Pac-12 teams (2002, 1994, 1992, 1984, 1981). The only other conference to have an all-conference NCAA title match is the Big Ten, which has done so three times (2021, 2013, 2000).
  • A Pac-12 team has been one of the final four teams in all but five years of the NCAA tournament.
  • Since 2010, the Pac-12 has the second-most NCAA Tournament berths of any league with 88.
  • The Pac-12 has had 10 or more first, second and third-team All-America selections in 13 of the last 17 seasons. Thirteen former Pac-12 players have earned first, second or third-team All-America honors four times, while 27 players have earned All-America honors three times, with Ella May Powell (Washington) garnering her third nod last season.
  • Since 1990, Pac-12 players garnered AVCA Player of the Year honors 15 times, including the seven of the last 12  - California’s Carli Lloyd (2010), USC’s Alex Jupiter (2011), Oregon’s Alaina Bergsma (2012), Washington’s Krista Vansant (2013), USC’s Samantha Bricio (2015) and Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer (2017 and 2018). Overall, the Pac-12 has produced 16 student-athletes that have won AVCA Player of the Year, the most of any league. Thirteen Big Ten student-athletes have earned the honor, along with 10 from the Big West and one each from the Big 12 and WCC.
  • The Honda Sports Award for volleyball has been bestowed upon a Pac-12 athlete 21 times in its 46 years of existence, including eight of the past 11. The Big Ten has had 11 student-athletes earn the honor, the Big West seven, the SEC two and the Big 12, WCC, A-10 and MWC each one.


Teams Pac-12 Record Overall Record
USC 7-1 15-4
#7 Stanford 7-1 12-4
#15 Washington 6-2 14-4
Colorado 5-3 13-5
#20 Oregon 5-3 11-5
Washington State 5-3 13-6
Utah 4-4 11-8
UCLA 3-5 9-8
Arizona State 3-5 9-11
Arizona 2-6 12-7
Oregon State 1-7 6-12
California 0-8 7-11


Friday, Oct. 21    
Arizona State at #15 Washington Pac-12 Washington 6 p.m. PT
Utah at #20 Oregon Oregon Live Stream 6 p.m. PT
Arizona at Washington State Pac-12 Arizona 7 p.m. PT
Colorado at Oregon State Pac-12 Mountain 7 p.m. PT
USC at California Pac-12 Bay Area 7 p.m. PT
UCLA at #7 Stanford Pac-12 Network
Pac-12 Los Angeles
8 p.m. PT
Sunday, Oct. 23    
Arizona State at Washington State WSU Live Stream 11 a.m. PT
Arizona at #15 Washington Pac-12 Washington noon PT
Colorado at #20 Oregon Oregon Live Stream noon PT
Utah at Oregon State OSU Live Stream noon PT
UCLA at California Pac-12 Network
Pac-12 Bay Area
Pac-12 Los Angeles
1 p.m. PT
USC at #7 Stanford Pac-12 Insider
Stanford Live Stream
1 p.m. PT


 Date Offensive Defensive Freshman
Aug. 29 Brooke Nuneviller, ORE Alexia Kuehl, COLO Mimi Colyer, ORE
Sept. 5 Madelyn Robinson, UTAH Alexia Kuehl, COLO Mimi Colyer, ORE
Sept. 12 Kendall Kipp, STAN Izzi Szulczewski, OSU Elia Rubin, STAN
Sept. 19 Hannah Pukis, ORE Elena Oglivie, STAN Mimi Colyer, ORE
Sept. 26 Ella May Powell, WASH Meegan Hart, COLO Mimi Colyer, ORE
Oct. 3 Skylar Fields, USC Magda Jehlarova, WSU Mimi Colyer, ORE
Oct. 10 Skylar Fields, USC Gala Trubint, USC Elia Rubin, STAN
Oct. 17 Skylar Fields, USC Gala Trubint, USC Elia Rubin, STAN


 Date Player
Oct. 11 Skylar Fields, USC