Dec. 23, 2012
COUGAR VOLLEYBALL MAKES STRIDES IN 2012
In the second season of the Jen Greeny coaching era at Washington State University, the Cougar volleyball team finished the 2012 season going 3-5 in final eight conference matches of the season finishing with an overall record of 13-19, one win more than the previous year...in addition to working through a season of improvement on the court, the WSU coaches made great strides on the recruiting trail signing six outstanding prep players including three high school All-Americans (2013 class info on page 2).
COUGAR COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Jen Stinson Greeny (25-39 at WSU, 2 years; 137-63 in career, 6th year) - complete Greeny bio on page 4...assistant coaches Pat Stangle (former head coach at Wyoming, former asst. coach at Washington) and Burdette Greeny (former asst. coach at LCSC)...Katie Hinrichs, coordinator of operations (former player at LCSC)...volunteer coach Shannon Wyckoff Hunt was the first WSU player to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career.
COUGAR VOLLEYBALL 2012 HIGHLIGHTS
School Record: Team Hitting Percentage - .516 vs. Alabama State
All-time Single Season Leaders: Total Attacks - 2. Jaicee Harris 1,386
Hitting Percentage - 8. Ver'Lee Hardaway .318
Digs - 6. Kate Sommer 459
Block Assists - 10. Marcelina Glab 121
All-time Career Leaders: Assists - 6. Camryn Irwin, 2011-12 2,323
Jaicee Harris was named All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, the second consecutive year a Greeny-coached player made the All-Pac-12 team.
Marcelina Glab was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of Week (9/10-16)...Glab's 1.59 bps was first in the Pac-12 and 6th nationally...after 5 weeks of play, WSU led the nation with 3.28 bps.
**WSU tallied under 10 errors in three 2012 matches: vs. Alabama State (5), vs. Seattle Univ. (7), and vs. Colorado (8 - lowest error total in conference matches since 1995).
**WSU's 2012 overall team stats improved in six of seven areas over 2011: hitting percentage, opponent hitting percentage, assists, kills, blocks and digs...in conference only matches, WSU's 2012 team stats improved in opponent stats, assists, kills, blocks and digs.
**Team hitting percentage (.209) second highest for WSU in 10 years.
**WSU took No.2 Stanford to five sets with a 5th set tie at 7-7 before falling 15-10.
FIVE COUGARS NAMED TO PAC-12 ALL-ACADEMIC TEAMS
Five Cougars were named to the 2012 Pac-12 Volleyball All-Academic teams...junior Camryn Irwin (3.97 GPA, journalism and media production) was one of seven women named to the First Team...redshirt freshman Stephanie Logan (3.97 GPA, undeclared) was one of seven players named to the Second Team...earning honorable mention team accolades were: sophomore Chelsey Bettinson (3.14 GPA, undeclared), sophomore Shawna Lum (3.39 GPA, undeclared), and senior Rachel Todorovich (3.18 GPA, communication).
COUGAR VOLLEYBALL CLASS OF 2013 ANNOUNCED
Six exceptional high school senior volleyball players will play at Washington State next season, Cougar Head Coach Jen Greeny announced Nov. 14...the Cougar volleyball class of 2013 includes:
Emmy Allen, a 6-2 outside hitter from Mill Creek, Wash. - One of 24 seniors nationally named to the 2012 Under Armour High School All-America First Team...named one of PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100 players...MVP of winning Team West and Best Server at the 2012 Under Armour Volleyball Match & Skills Competition...two-time All-Area Player of the Year...led Jackson HS team to third place at 2012 state 4A championships after winning a title in 2010, plus eighth and fourth place finishes.
Hailey Bethune, a 6-0 outside hitter from Stockton, Calif. - named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace...her 5.5 kills per set led Lincoln HS to an undefeated 2012 season and the San Joaquin Athletic Association championship, the third title in four years.
Taylor Ellingsen, a 5-7 defensive specialist from Spokane, Wash. - Mead HS won three Greater Spokane League championships and competed in three 4A state tournaments was a runner-up finish in 2012, and third place in 2010...Valedictorian of the 440 students in Mead Class of 2013.
Kyra Holt (pronounced kai-rah), a 6-1 outside hitter from Hercules, Calif. - named to the 2012 Under Armour High School national All-America honorable mention team...ranked 44th in PrepVolleyball.com's Top 100 players in the nation...named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace...one of 15 players selected to the USAV Junior National All-Tournament Team...three-time MVP of the Bay Shore Athletic League and led Albany HS to two BSAL titles.is a two-time East Bay Sports Player of the Year.
Haley MacDonald, a 5-11 setter from Bothell, Wash. - named to the 2012 Under Armour High School national All-America honorable mention team...named a PrepVolleyball.com's Senior Ace...led Jackson HS team to third place at 2012 state 4A championships after winning a title in 2010, plus eighth and fourth place finishes...All-Area first team selection.
Tani Stephens, a 5-7 defensive specialist from Albany, Ore. - Gatorade State Player of the Year for the state of Oregon...led West Albany HS to 2012 Oregon 5A state championships after being runners-up in 2011, and third and fourth place her freshman and sophomore years...named co-MVP of 2011 and 2012 state championship matches as well as being named to the All-State Tournament first team twice and the second team once.
COUGAR VOLLEYBALL WELCOMES THE PAC-12 TV NETWORKS
The Pac-12 Conference launched the Pac-12 Networks Aug. 15, 2012...friends, family and avid volleyball fans around the country were treated to five home matches and seven Cougar volleyball road contests in 2012. "We are thrilled with the amount of television coverage we will have with the new Pac-12 Network this year," WSU Head Coach Jen Greeny said. "It is sensational to see the Pac-12 make such a strong commitment to televise the sport of volleyball."
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