Oct. 19, 2009
IT'S CATS VERSUS DAWGS THIS WEEK IN BOHLER: The Washington State volleyball team (15-4, 4-4) takes on No. 4 and Pacific-10 Conference leader Washington (17-1, 7-1) Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Bohler Gym...this match is the Attacking Breast Cancer Pink Campaign match...all fans who wear pink receive $2 admission...the first 20 fans to the contest area receive a pink Cougar hat and the first 100 fans to the contest area receive a ABC Pink Campaign shirt....pink Ribbon tattoos will be available at the contest area...this match can be seen via live webcast viewing on the Cougar All-Access, a subscription service at www.wsucougars.com.
COUGAR COACHING STAFF: Head Coach Andrew Palileo is in his second season at WSU after a highly successful tenure at South Dakota State...Palileo has a 25-23 overall record at WSU, and a 13-year career record of 255-164...associate head coach Brian Lamppa and assistant coach TeAna Tramel complete the coaching staff...Kara Kiefer is the coordinator of operations.
AVCA TOP 25 POLL: Washington State moved up to 26th in the Oct. 19 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Div. I Coaches Top 25 Poll...the Pac-10 schools ranked this week include No. 4 Washington, No. 6 Stanford, No. 12 Oregon, No. 13 UCLA, No. 15 California, No. 16 Arizona and No. 18 USC...Utah was ranked No. 17 when Washington State swept the Utes Sept. 5...also receiving votes in this week's poll is Washington State (26th) and Oregon State (t-33rd)...defending national champion Penn State is ranked No. 1...for the weekly poll, go to www.avca.org.
PAC-10 2009 STANDINGS (as of 10/19/09) (Nat. Ranking) Conference Overall Streak Washington (4) 7-1 17-1 Won 2 Stanford (6) 5-2 12-5 Lost 1 Arizona (16) 4-3 15-3 Won 3 Oregon (12) 4-3 14-3 Won 2 UCLA (13) 4-3 14-6 Won 1 Washington State 4-4 15-4 Lost 1 California (15) 3-4 10-7 Won 1 Oregon State 2-5 11-8 Lost 2 USC (18) 2-5 13-6 Lost 4 Arizona State 1-6 11-8 Lost 6
ABC PINK CAMPAIGN & BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MATCH: For the eighth consecutive year, the Washington State University women's volleyball team is conducting the Attacking Breast Cancer (ABC) Pink Campaign Pledge Drive to raise fund for the Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse, known as the Bosom Buddies...players are gathering pledges for WSU team kills landed during the home matches in the month of October...donors may pledge an amount per kill or a flat amount...the WSU volleyball team has raised $9,119.15 in the first seven years of the ABC Campaign with all the money going to the Breast Cancer Support Group of the Palouse and its educational programs...Washington State versus Washington match, Friday, October 23, will be part of the Pacific-10 Conference Breast Cancer Awareness month of matches where the players, coaches, staff, spirit groups and even Butch, the WSU mascot, wear pink...donations will be accepted at the WSU vs. Washington match Oct. 23 in Bohler Gym...if you can't attend and wish to donate to the 2009 ABC Pink Campaign, contact WSU Volleyball Assistant Coach TeAna Tramel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 509-335-0275.
MEET THIS WEEK'S WSU VOLLEYBALL OPPONENT: ABOUT THE NO. 4 WASHINGTON HUSKIES (17-1, 7-1): The Dawgs' sole loss was at No. 7 Stanford, a 3-2 match...UW has defeated seven top 25 teams this year...leaders include 6-1 Jr. MB/OH Kindra Carlson (3.61 kps - 8th Pac-10), 4.18 pps - 7th Pac-10), 5-10 Sr. OH Jill Collymore (3.33 kps, 0.53 aces per set - 2nd Pac-10, 12th NCAA), 6-0 So. MB/OH Bianca Rowland (.502 hpct - 1st Pac-10 & 3rd NCAA, 1.05 bps - 7th Pac-10), 5-7 Sr. libero Tamari Miyashiro (5.12 dps - 1st Pac-10), and 5-9 Jr. setter Jenna Hagglund (10.86 assists per set - 5th Pac-10, 2nd NCAA)...in NCAA team standings - 3rd in hitting percentage, 11th in assists per set, 14th in kills per set, 15th in aces per set...Head Coach Jim McLaughlin (214-55 in 9 years at UW; 428-173 in 19 years career)...LAST TIME: Nov. 21, 2008, UW won 3-1 in Pullman...SERIES RECORD: Washington leads the series 52-21 (WSU streak -12)...last WSU win came Nov. 18, 2002, in Pullman (3-0)...at WSU, UW leads 14-9.
WSU VOLLEYBALL WEBCASTS: Seven WSU home matches will have live-streaming webcasts this season...these webcasts will be available for the cost of a subscription to Cougar All-Access on the official WSU website, www.wsucougars.com...the remaining webcasts will take place Oct. 23 (UW), Nov. 6 (Cal) and Nov. 7 (Stanford)...webcasts also feature exclusive audio play-by-play and color commentary from students at the renowned Edward R. Murrow College of Communication...Cougar All-Access subscribers will also be able to hear the radio broadcasts of all Cougar road matches online.
COUGARS 38TH IN LATEST NCAA VOLLEYBALL RPI: In the NCAA Ratings Performance Index (RPI) for matches through Oct. 19, Washington State is ranked 38th...among Pac-10 schools listed in the top 40 are: Washington 5th, Arizon 8th, Oregon 9th, California 13th, Stanford 14th, UCLA 25th, USC 27th, and Oregon State 35th...Texas has the No. 1 ranking...RPI comes from a combination of a team's winning percentage, its opponents' winning percentages, and it's opponents' opponents' winning percentages, with home and road contests figured into the formula.
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