Weekly Poll: For the first time in nine weeks the Wildcats did not maintain, nor improve their ranking in the AVCA/USA Today weekly poll. Despite playing three top 10 teams and beating two of them, the Wildcats fell two spots to fifth in the lastest edition. Volleyball Magazine dropped the Cats three spots to sixth. Undefeated Nebraska and Hawaii continue to lead both polls.
A Look at the Cats: The Wildcats, playing in one of the most brutal weeks in school history, returned to Tucson with the Pac-10 championship clearly in sight. Arizona faced three teams ranked in the top 10, defeating both No. 9 Florida and No. 7 UCLA, while falling to No. 6 USC. The split with the Los Angeles schools allowed the Wildcats to maintain a share of the Pac-10 lead with one match remaining. The Cats will wrap up the conference season the way the started it, a match against intrastate rival ASU.
A Look and the Sun Devils: Arizona State was swept by Southern California and UCLA last week, losing 3-1 to the Women of Troy and 3-0 to the Bruins. The Sun Devils are currently fourth in the Pac-10 race at 9-8, a half-game ahead of Washington State and Stanford. As a team, ASU leads the conference in digs with 18.87 DPG. They are fourth in kills (17.32), fifth in hitting percentage (.239) and assists (15.27), tied for fifth in aces (1.38) and seventh in blocks (2.58). Individually, senior Amanda Burbridge is second in the Pac-10, averaging 5.59 kills per game and ranks third in digs (3.88) and sixth in service aces (0.34). Teammate Jami Coughlin is second in the Pac-10 in digs (3.93), while Julia Leddy and Michelle Mortensen are eighth and ninth in hitting percentage, respectively. Setter Cheryl Anglin is fourth with 13.06 assists per game. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 3-2 in their first encounter this season, a Sept. 13 match in Tempe. ASU holds a 31-27 record in the all-time series that began in 1977.
The Senario: Since Pac-10 volleyball play started in 1986 only two schools have won or shared the Pac-10 title. With a victory over Arizona State on Saturday the Wildcats would change that, becoming the first school other than UCLA (seven titles) or Stanford (eight titles) to win at least a share of the Pac-10 Conference title. The Wildcats are currently a half-game ahead of Southern California in the standings, having played one more match than the Women of Troy. USC travels to Washington on Friday and Washington State on Saturday.
UA-ASU Rivalry: When the Wildcats and Sun Devils meet, anything can happen. In fact, 10 of the last 13 matches played in Tucson between the two schools have gone five games with each school winning five of those matches. The Sun Devils nearly dealt Arizona a Pac-10 Conference opening loss in Tempe earlier in the season, winning the first two games before a school record setting performance brought the Cats back. In the September win, Arizona set a team record for kills in a five-game match (102) and setter Dana Burkholder broke Heather McCormack's school mark in assists, dishing out 84.
All Tied Up: If Arizona and USC win their remaining matches and tie for the conference championship, the Wildcats would receive the Pac-10's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament by virtue of the conference tie breaking rules. Since neither team won the season series, splitting it 1-1, the tie-breaker goes to games won between the two schools. Arizona won four games in the head-to-head match-up to USC's three.
West Wins: In a match between two of the top teams in the their respective regions, Arizona and No. 9 Florida battled it out in McKale Center last Tuesday night with East-West bragging rights on the line. The five-game, hard fought match went in favor of the Wildcats, who rallied back from an early 2-0 deficit to quash the upset minded Gators, stopping UF's season-best win streak at 15 matches in the process. The match was Arizona's fourth five-game match of the season and just the first for Florida. Arizona now has victories over eight top 25 teams this season and own a 4-2 record against teams in the top 10, with UA's losses coming to then 10th-ranked UCLA and No. 6 USC.
And The Hits Just Keep on Rolling: Arizona broke a 16-year old school record with its .441 hitting percentage against the Bruins last week. Arizona collected 64 kills on 118 attempts while committing 12 errors against UCLA. The Wildcats markmanship bettered the school record for attack percentage in a four-game match. The previous record, set in 1984, was .421 (63-15-114) against Pittsburgh.
Ranked Opponents: The Wildcats are 8-3 this season against teams ranked in the top 25, including 4-2 against top 10 opponents. UA has picked up victories over No. 4 USC, No.7 UCLA, No. 9 Florida, No. 10 BYU, No. 15 and No. 17 Stanford, No. 18 Utah and No. 19 Baylor (Only UCLA, BYU and Florida went more than three games). UA's win over No.4 USC was the highest ranked opponent the Wildcats had beaten since they upended top-ranked UCLA in 1993. Arizona's three loses this season have come at the hands of No. 6 USC, No. 10 UCLA and No. 14 UC Santa Barbara.
Arizona in the Pac-10: The Wildcats remain atop the conference in a number of statistical categories. With an 18.11 kills per game average and a .324 team hitting percentage, both conference bests, the Wildcats are the top hitting school in the Pac-10. Individually, Arizona holds three of the top four spots in hitting. Marisa DaLee and Jill Talbot rank first and third, respectively, with percentages of .440 and .363. Sophomore Stefani Saragosa is fourth at .352. Senior Allison Napier is seventhwith 3.74 kills per game while DaLee comes in at 3.63 kpg, good enough for ninth. The Cats are second, behind UCLA, with a 16.02 assist per game and are also second with 3.09 blocks per game. Setter Dana Burkholder is second in the Pac-10 with 13.85 APG while Saragosa is top-Cat in blocks, the sophomore is third in the Pac with 1.20 BPG, DaLee is eighth with 1.08.
Match by Match: Previous to this season, the Arizona volleyball team's record had never reached above .500 in the Pac-10. With a sweep over the Oregon schools Nov. 3-4, the 2000 team brought the program's record one match over .500. The split with UCLA and USC leaves the Cats 135-134 all-time in the conference.
On the Mark: Arizona has been deadly accurate so far this season. UA has failed to hit over .300 as a team in just sixof its 25 matches this season. Six players have hit .500 or better in 17 matches thus far, including 11by senior Marisa DaLee alone (See list to the left).
Keep It Down!!:Oregon's 11 total points against Arizona ties for second on the all-time list for the least total points scored against a UA team. The Wildcats held Cal-State Fullerton to a school record 10 total points in a 1983 match.
And Make It Snappy: Arizona's 55-minute victory over Oregon last week was the fifth shortest match in school history. The 3-0 victory trails only UA's matches against College of Sante Fe (1984, 45 minutes), Northern Arizona (1984, 50 minutes), Bowling Green (1988, 50 minutes) and Texas Tech (1993, 52 minutes).
You're in Good Hands: Setter Dana Burkholder is now second on Arizona's all-time assists list. Her ninth assist against California (10/27) gave her 3,518 for her career and moved her past Heather McCormack for second at Arizona. Burkholder, who has 3,780 assists in her three seasons at Arizona, now trails only Laura Bartsch and the 4,024 assists she dished out from 1992-95.
Making a Clean Sweep: For the first time in school history, Arizona swept the season series from the two Pac-10 schools in the Bay Area. The Wildcats downed California 3-0 September 30 and October 27, and also went the minimum against Stanford Septmber 29 and scored a school-first Maples Pavilion win on October 26. As a team, the Wildcats hit .333 with 249 kills against the Bears and Cardinal while limiting the two schools to a .192 kill percentage. Senior Marisa DaLee put an impressive exclamation point on her career against the two, hitting an outstanding .528 in the four matches with 53 kills on 89 swings and only six errors. She also tied with Allison Napier for a team high 11 blocks.
1000 Kill Club: Senior Marisa DaLee's second kill in game two of Arizona's 3-0 win over Stanford (9/29) made her just the ninth player in Arizona history with 1,000 kills.
Arizona's 1000 Kill Club 1. Barb Bell (1993-96) 1,859 2. Terry Lauchner (1987-90) 1,636 3. Melissa Ferris (1991-94) 1,273 4. Melissa McLinden (1982-85) 1,213 5. Marisa DaLee (1997-Current) 1,175 6. Charita Johnson (1991-94) 1,134 7. Kristi Colson (1988-91) 1,044 8. Anita Moss (1980-83) 1,036 9. Kiyomi Morino (1984-87) 1,016
A Full House: The Arizona-USC match brought the largest amount of spectators ever for an Arizona home volleyball match. The 7,298 fans on hand represented the sixth largest crowd nationally for a match this season and the largest group on the mainland. Up to that contest, Hawaii had five matches with a greater attendance. The huge crowd was also a Pac-10 Conference record.
20/20 vision: Allison Napier recorded just the 17th 20 kill-20 dig match in Arizona history against UCLA (10/12). The senior outside hitter had 29 kills against the Bruins and 21 digs. The 20-20 match was the first for an Arizona player since Keisha Johnson Demps tallied 21 kills and 20 digs against Arizona State in 1998.
Making a Case For Deja Vu: Senior Marisa DaLee tied her own school hitting percentage record against Washington Oct. 20. Her 13 kills and one error on 16 attempts, a .750 htting percentage, against the Huksies were the exact same numbers she put up in Arizona's 3-0 win vs. UTEP last November. DaLee shares the record with three other players Beth Grupenhoff (1982), Tamika Denis (1994) and Michelle Fanger (1997).
Making a Case For Deja Vu II: Junior setter Dana Burkholder collected her third career triple-double in Arizona's five-game loss to UCLA Oct. 12. Her 15 kill, 67 assist, 22 dig performance came almost exactly one year to the day that she recorded her first career triple-double. In what appears to be a strange twist of fate, the Bakersfield, Calif., native posted 11 kills, 70 assists and 14 digs Oct. 11, 1999, in a five game loss to..... UCLA. This season's triple-double was the second of the year for Burkholder, having recorded 10 kills, 54 assists and 10 digs Sept. 2, against San Diego.
School Records: The Arizona volleyball team has matched or bettered a number of school records this season. Arizona won a school record 14 matches in-a-row from Sept.1 to Oct.10. After it's opening five-game loss to UC Santa Barbara on Sept. 1, Arizona reeled off 11 three-game wins (including the last seven straight), two four-game victories and a five-game defeat of Arizona State, to break the previous best of 10 in-a-row the 1998 squad started the season with. Impressively, the Cats were able to accomplish much of their success away from the confines of McKale Center, eight of the 12 matches were played on the road and one in a neutral site. Arizona knocked off four nationally ranked schools during the streak (No.10 BYU, No. 15 Stanford, No. 18 Utah and No. 19 Baylor), of which, only one match went more than three games. As a team, Arizona outscored its opponents 676-371 and hit .354 with 879 kills on 1778 attempts, meanwhile Wildcat opponents were limited to a .169 attack percentage. Senior middle blocker Marisa DaLee was impressive during the winning streak, hitting an outstanding .462 with a team-leading 185 kills. She failed to hit over .300 in a match only twice during the streak. Junior setter Dana Burkholder tallied 668 assists, a 14.52 assist per game average.
School Records II: Arizona's 7-0 start to the conference season was the best beginning for the school ever. The 1998 squad held the previous best, winning its seventh match in its ninth conference contest. In Arizona's victory over Arizona State on Sept. 13, the Wildcats had 101 kills, breaking the previous school best for a five game match of 96 set in 1986 against Oklahoma. The 91 assists in that same match tied Arizona's best team effort set in 1987, again, against Oklahoma. Junior Dana Burkholder had 84 of the 91 assists to take over the top spot in the record book, breaking Heather McCormack's 1991 mark of 77. Arizona's team hitting percentage of .483 in its win at San Diego State, Sept. 2, set a school record for accuracy in a three game match. The Cats had 52 kills on 89 attempts while committing only nine errors. The previous mark was held by the 1994 squad who hit .461 against California.
Career Records: Senior Marisa DaLee's ongoing streak of 315 games played is the third-best run in Arizona history. She trails Barb Bell's 383 and current Arizona Associate Head Coach Charita Johnson's 348. Junior Dana Burkholder has started 80 career matches, 14th-best at Arizona and tops among current team members. Her 13.03 career assist per game average is the best all-time at Arizona.
Wildcat Pac-10 Players of the Week: Junior setter Dana Burkholder was named the Sept. 11 Pac-10 Player of the Week by the conference for her performance at the Wildcat Classic Sept. 8-9. The Classic MVP had an impressive tournament, posting 126 assists, 22 digs and seven block assists in the Wildcats' three match sweep of New Mexico State, No. 19 Baylor and Santa Clara. She chipped in with 22 kills, including a career-high 13 against Santa Clara, and hit an impressive .606 for the weekend. It was Burkholder's second Player of the Week honor in her Arizona career, having garnered the award last season for her efforts against the Washington schools in November.
A week later, fifth-year senior Marisa DaLee garnered the award. The Phoenix, Ariz., native had 47 kills on 79 attempts with only 10 errors against Arizona State, 10th-ranked Brigham Young and 18th-ranked Utah. Her .468 hitting percentage helped Arizona go 3-0 for the week and extend its win streak to eight matches. She also led UA with 17 total blocks for the week. She tallied four block solos and 13 block assists. In the Wildcats' five game victory at Arizona State on Sept. 13, she tallied 20 kills on 37 attempts with only five errors. She also collected six blocks and four digs. At 10th-ranked BYU, DaLee hit a game-high .462 with 16 kills on 26 attempts and three errors. She led both teams with six blocks. At Utah, she hit a season-high .625. She rapped home 11 kills on 16 attempts with only a single error.
Allison Napier was the third Arizona player to earn the Player of the Week (Oct. 2) honor this season. The senior from Santa Ana, Calif., led the Wildcats to two, 3-0 sweeps over 15th-ranked Stanford and California Sept. 29-30. She recorded a team-high 37 total kills (6.17 KPG) on 73 attempts with eight errors (a .397 hitting percentage) in the Wildcat wins. Against Stanford she had a match-high 16 kills, a .419 hitting percentage, four digs and four blocks. A night later, she posted a career-high tying 21 kills while hitting .381 against the Golden Bears. She chipped in with four more digs and three more blocks. It is Napier's first conference honor in her career.
In an encore performance, senior middle blocker Marisa DaLee was named the Oct. 30 Pac-10 Player of the Week. Her second weekly honor this season made her just the second Wildcat to earn the honor twice in a season. Barb Bell won the award twice during the 1993 season. DaLee also becomes the first Arizona player to be named four times in a career to the honor (she won the award once in 1998 and 99). The Phoenix, Ariz., native hit .556 in Arizona's first road sweep of Stanford and California. She had 27 kills (4.50 kpg) with only two errors on 45 attempts and three blocks. Against 17th-ranked Stanford on Oct. 26, DaLee had 15 kills on 24 attempts and one error for a team-high .583 hitting percentage. She also added two blocks in the Wildcats' first season sweep over the Cardinal. One night later, DaLee had 12 kills on 21 attempts, again with only one error for a match-high .524 hitting percentage in a victory over California.
Talbot's Tally: Junior Jill Talbot's .737 hitting percentage (15-1-19) against Stanford ranks as the second best single match performance for a Wildcat player ever (five attempts per game min.). Her tally trails only the .750 percentage put up by Beth Grupenhoff (1982), Tamika Denis (1994), Michelle Fanger (1997) and Marisa DaLee (1999 and 2000).
All-Tournament Awards: Arizona's three match sweep through the Wildcat Classic Sept. 8-9, earned four Wildcat players all-tournament honors. Joining Dana Burkholder, who earned top honors as Classic MVP, were all-tournament selections Lisa Rutledge, Jill Talbot and Marisa DaLee. Rutledge knocked home 26 kills for the weekend on 54 attempts while committing just six errors (a .444 hitting percentage). Talbot averaged 2.33 kills and 2.46 digs per game for Arizona, while DaLee rapped out 29 kills on 49 swings and only four errors for a .510 hitting percentage. Burkholder and DaLee were both named to SDSU's Diggin' It 2000 All-Tournament team Sept. 1-2.
Lauren Benward * 6-0 * Jr. * S
Starts: 0 Games: 10
Ranks 10th on the Arizona career assists list with 312 ... Picked up 10 assists in three games at the Wildcat Classic ... Collected eight assists in three games at SDSU Diggin It tournament ... Set a career high in assists in 1999 with 51 against Sacramento State (9/4).
Dana Burkholder * 5-8 * Jr. * S
Starts: 26 Games: 92
Starting setter ... Second in the Pac-10 with a 13.85 assists per game average ... Broke Heather McCormacks nine-year-old school record with an 84 assist performance at Arizona State (9/13) ... Had third career triple-double in Arizonas five-game loss to UCLA (10/12). Finished with a career-high15 kills, 67 assists and 22 digs ... Recorded second career triple-double on Sept. 2 with a 10 kill, 54 assist, 10 dig performance in Arizonas four game win over San Diego (9/2) ... Against No. 9 Florida, No. 6 USC and No. 7 UCLA had 172 assists (13.23 apg) ... Had nine kills, 62 assists and 12 digs vs. No.9 Florida (11/7) ... Narrowly missed third triple-double of the season with 57 assist, 11 dig and nine kill performance at Stanford (10/26) ... Had 194 assists (16.17 apg) over a three match stretch Sept. 13-16 (84 at ASU, 65 at BYU, 45 at Utah) ... September 5-11 Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Named Wildcat Classic MVP for her 126 assist, 22 dig, 22 kill, .606 hitting percentage performance in the three match tournament ... Had a then-career-high 13 kills against Santa Clara (9/9) ... Garnered all-tournament honors at SDSUs Diggin It 2000 Tournament Sept. 1-2 ... Arizonas all-time leader in assists per game, averaging 13.03 ... Third on Arizonas career assist list with 3,608 ... 1999 AVCA All-District 8 and All-Pac-10 honoree ... 1998 and 99 Junior National team member ... Has started 75 career matches, tied for 14th all-time at Arizona and most among current team members.
Elvina Clark * 5-6 * Sr. * DS
Starts: 13 Games: 70
Primary defensive specialist ... Has 147 digs, fifth for Arizona ... Recorded a career-high four aces at UCLA (11/11) ... Had a career high 11 digs at Arizona State (9/13), BYU (9/15) and Washington State (10/21) ... Redshirted in 1998 with a dislocated shoulder.
Marisa DaLee * 6-3 * Sr. * MB
Starts: 19 Games: 92
Starting middle blocker ... Leads the Pac-10 with a .440 hitting percentage ... Is secondon the team with a 3.63 kills per game average, ninth-best in the Pac-10 ... Recorded 1000th career kill against Stanford (9/29) ... Oct. 30 Pac-10 Player of the Week for her perfomrances against Claifornia (12-1-21, .524) and Stanford (15-1-24, .583) ... Tied school hitting percentage record for a single match with 13 kills and one error on 16 attempts (.750) against Washington (10/20) ... Led Arizona with 16 kills at Oregon (10/7) ...Hit .650 (14-1-20) against California (9/30) ... Led Arizona with 13 kills and .632 hitting percentage at Washington (9/23) ... Had a .500 hitting percentage and 11 kills at Washington State ... Hit .462 with 16 kills at BYU (9/15) ... Had 20 kills on 37 attempts and a .405 hitting percentage at Arizona State (9/13) ... Named to all-tournament team at Wildcat Classic Sept. 8-9, with a .510 hitting percentage and 29 kills in three matches ... Had a career high 24 kills while hitting .500 (24-5-38) in Arizonas four game victory over San Diego (9/2) ... Hit .586 (19-2-29) against 14th-ranked UC Santa Barbara (9/1) ... Garnered all-tournament honors at SDSUs Diggin It 2000 Tournament Sept. 1-2, with 52 kills and a .471 hitting percentage in three matches ... Has appeared in 302 consecutive games, third-most in Arizona history ... Has hit .400 or better in a match an Arizona record 42 times ... Holds top two spots on UA single-season hitting percentage list ... Is the only Wildcat player to earn All-Pac-10 honors four times (1998 99, twice in 2000) in a career.
Christina Frost * 5-10 * R-Fr. * OH
Starts: 6 Games: 36
Redshirted in 1999 ... Made first career start at BYU (9/15) ... Recorded first career kill in Arizonas three-game sweep of San Diego State ... Had a career-high two kills against New Mexico State (9/8), UCLA (10/12).
Cathy Garbacz * 6-1 * Fr. * OH
Linda McCullagh * 5-8 * So. * DS
Transferd from Oregon State where she did not particpate in volleyball ... will sit out 2000 season due to transfer rules.
Allison Napier * 6-2 * Sr. * OH
Starts: 26 Games: 86
Ranks seventh in the Pac-10 with team-leading 3.86 kills per game ... Has led the Wildcats in kills in a team-high 13matches ... Against No. 9 Florida, No. 6 USC and No. 7 UCLA she recorded 59 kills on .302 hitting (4.54 KPG) ... Recorded 18 kills vs. Oregon State (11/4) ... Had 21 kills against Washington State (10/21) ... Recorded just the 17th 20-20 match in school history with a career-high 29 kill-22 dig performance against UCLA (10/12) ... Oct. 2 Pac-10 Player of the Week ... Tied a then-career-high with 21 kills against California (9/30) ... Against Stanford and Cal (9/29-30) averaged 6.17 kills per game ... Recorded a career-high .462 hitting percentage with 15 kills on 26 attempts and three errors at No. 10 BYU (9/15) ... Had a team-high 12 kills at No. 18 Utah (9/16) ... Had seven kills on 16 attempts and one error in UAs win over Santa Clara (9/9) ... Hit .444 (5-1-9) against No. 19 Baylor (9/8) ... Hit .409 (11-2-22) against 14th-ranked UC Santa Barbara (9/1) ... 1997 honorable mention Freshman All-Pac-10 selection.
Lindsay Rogers * 6-2 * Fr. * MB
First-team East Valley and second-team all-state her senior year at Mountain Veiw High School in Phoenix.
Lisa Rutledge * 6-2 * So. * OH
Starts: 26 Games: 90
Has 12 matches with double figure kills ... Against No. 9 Florida, No. 6 USC and No. 7 UCLA recorded 45 kills, 28 digs and five blocks ... Had 13 kills on 21 attempts and one error (.571) vs. Oregon State (11/4) ... Hit .471 (10-2-17) against California (10/27) ... Recorded 16 kills on .484 hitting and nine digs vs. Washington State ... Had 10 kills and eight digs against Washington (10/20) ... Recorded double-doubles against UCLA; 13 kills-15 digs (10/12) and USC 11 kills-12digs (10/13) ... Had a team-high 23 kills, 15 digs and hit .352 for her third double-double of the season at Arizona State (9/13) ... Named to all-tournament team at Wildcat Classic Sept. 8-9 with three-game totals of 26 kills and a .444 hitting percentage ... Hit .667 (13-1-18) at San Diego State (9/2), tied for ninth-best on Arizonas single-match list ... Recorded double-doubles vs. San Diego (12 kills-14 digs) and UC Santa Barbara (10 kills-10 digs) ... 1999 Freshman All-Pac-10 and honorable mention All-Pac-10 honoree.
Stefani Saragosa * 6-2 * So. * MB
Starts: 8 Games: 75
Missed three matches due to shoulder tendonitis ... Had a career-high 10 total blocks and 13 kills (on .500 hitting) in Arizonas 3-0 sweep of No.4 USC (10/13) ... Finished with 10 kills on 15 attempts and two errors (.533)at Washington (9/23) ... Had 13 kills and a team-high .429 attack percentage at Arizona State (9/13) ... Led Arizona with a career-high 16 kills and had a .609 hitting percentage in the Wildcats win over New Mexico State (9/8) ... Tied a career high seven block assists against No. 14 UC Santa Barbara (9/1) and No. 19 Baylor (9/8) ... hit .833 (5-0-6) in two games at San Diego State (9/2) ... 1999 honorable mention Freshman All-Pac-10 honoree.
Erin Sebbas * 6-2 * Jr. * MB
Starts: 0 Games: 38
Notched a season-high eight kills on .467 hitting and had a match-high six blocks against Washington State (10/21) ... Had five kills on .300 hitting vs. Washington (10/20) ... Had three kills on five attempts with no errors (.600) against New Mexico State (9/8) ... Hit .500 (3-0-6) and recorded five blocks in one game at San Diego State ... Recorded two kills against UCLA (10/12) ... 1999 honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10 honoree.
Jill Talbot * 6-0 * Jr. * OH
Starts: 26 Games: 92
Against No. 9 Florida, No. 6 USC and No. 7 UCLA tallied 42 kills on .385 hitting (3.23 kpg), 35 digs and 11 total blocks ... Had seven kills and 12 digs vs. Oregon State (11/4) ... Recorded 11 kills, six assists and nine digs at Stanford (10/26) ... Against Washington State (10/21) had 10 kills and 12 digs for her sixth double-double of the season ... Had nine kills vs. Washington (10/20) ... Recorded her fifth double-double of the season with a 14 kill-16 dig effort vs. No. 4 USC (10/13) ... Had a career-high 25 digs and 13 kills vs. UCLA (10/12) ... Had match-high 13 kills on .458 hitting and 10 digs at Oregon State (10/6) ... Recorded Arizonas second-best single-match hitting percentage ever with .737 (15-1-19) against Stanford (9/29) ... Had eight kills and 10 digs at Utah (9/16) ... Chipped in with 10 kills and eight digs at BYU (9/15) ... Recorded her second double-double of the season with a 13 kill-14 dig performance at Arizona State (9/13) ... Named to Wildcat Classic all-tournament team after leading Arizona with 2.22 digs per game ... had 10 kills (.381 hitting) and nine digs against Santa Clara (9/9) ... Hit .556 (11-1-18) with seven digs vs. No. 14 UC Santa Barbara ... recorded a double-double (11 kills-11 digs) vs. San Diego ... hit .417 (6-1-12) in three-game sweep of San Diego State ... leads team with 20 service aces.
Shannon Torregrosa * 6-2 * So. * OH
Starts: 0 Games: 50
Picked up her first double-double of the season with 16 kills and 10 digs at Arizona State (9/13) ... Had 25 kills in three matches at Wildcat Classic Sept. 8-9 ... Had 12 kills on 18 attempts with one error (.611) in UAs win over New Mexico State (9/8) ... Hit .727 (9-1-11) at San Diego State (9/2) ... had 10 kills vs. San Diego (9/2) ... Was just the fifth freshman to start her first career match under head coach David Rubio in 1999.
Rachel Williams * 5-5 * So. * DS
Starts: 4 Games: 85
Tied a season high with 11 digs vs. USC (10/13) ... Picked up a season-high 11 digs at Arizona State (9/13) while playing with a broken thumb ... Third on the team with 15 service aces.