Nov. 21, 2011
The Washington State University volleyball team (12-18 overall, 4-16 Pac-12) meets in-state and Pac-12 rival No. 11 Washington twice this week...Tues., Nov. 22 at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, and Fri., Nov. 25 in Bohler Gym, Pullman...both matches begin at 7 p.m...WSU at UW Nov. 22 match will be broadcast live on KQQQ 1150 AM radio in the Pullman area, and on Cougars All-Access subscription internet connection...Washington will also provide live web streaming video of the Nov. 22 for free at www.gohuskies.com.
COUGAR COACHING STAFF
First year Head Coach Jen Stinson Greeny (12-18 at WSU, 124-42 in 5-year career) is no stranger to Washington State volleyball...an outstanding student and athlete at WSU, Greeny was an All-Pac-10 player and member of three NCAA teams including the 1996 Elite Eight team...also an assistant coach for three more NCAA appearances including the 2002 Elite Eight team...had highly successful NAIA coaching career at Lewis-Clark State College (LCSC) with four-year record of 112-24 (.824)...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.
REBUILDING THE COUGAR VOLLEYBALL PROGRAM
** Overall record of 12-18 = six more wins than in all of 2010 season
** Pac-12 record of 4-16 = four more wins than in 2010 season
** 2011 Cougars = 1 senior, four returning letterwinners, 11 newcomers,only one player on 2011 team recruited by Greeny
** Senior Meagan Ganzer leads Pac-12/ 4th nationally with 4.84 kills per set and leads Pac-12 with 5.36 points per set/ 5th nationally.
** 2012 WSU Recruit signee: Kate Sommer, 5-4 defensive specialist from Pacific Palisades, Calif., will join 2012 Cougars' team...senior at Lighthouse Christian Academy...three-time All-Coastal League selection...league MVP as a junior...2010 All-CIF accolades...named one of the top liberos on prepvolleyball.com's Senior Aces (top 150 prep players nationally).
TUNE IN FOR COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ROAD MATCHES ON RADIO
Cougar volleyball fans can listen to all the road contests during the 2011 season LIVE in the Palouse on KQQQ-AM radio (1150 AM), or on Border 104 (KHTR 104.3 FM)...veteran area broadcaster Steve Grubbs is the voice of Cougar volleyball for the sixth season...these road matches are also available for listening on the internet by purchasing a subscription through Cougar All-Access on the wsucougars.com website.
GANZER REACHES MILESTONE
Outside hitter Meagan Ganzer (Black Diamond, Wash.), became the 11th Cougar to score 1,000 kills in a career 8/27 at Seattle U...her career 1,488 kills places her third in WSU's all-time records, ahead of her coach, Jen Stinson Greeny, who tallied 1,006 kills in her 1995-98 career, and volunteer coach Shannon Wyckoff Hunt's 1,051 kills 1994-97...Ganzer has 51 solo blocks for ninth on the WSU career list.
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