Oct. 31, 2011
WSU VOLLEYBALL GOES TO LOS ANGELES TO MEET PAC-12 TOP TEAMS
The Washington State University volleyball team (12-12 overall, 4-10 Pac-12) travels to Los Angeles to take on a pair of highly ranked teams that are fighting for the initial Pac-12 championship title...Cougars play at No. 4 USC (18-4, 13-2) Friday, Nov. 4 in a 7 p.m. match at the Galen Center...WSU will have a day off before meeting No. 1 UCLA (20-3, 13-2) for a Sunday, Nov. 6 match in the John Wooden Center at 1 p.m...Bruins are playing in the Wooden Center due to renovations in Pauley Pavilion...Cougars opened conference play this season against the Bruins and Women of Troy...both contests will be live on radio on KQQQ 1150 AM and on the Cougars All-Access subscription internet connection.
COUGAR COACHING STAFF
First year Head Coach Jen Stinson Greeny (12-12 at WSU, 124-36 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 12-12 = six more wins than in all of 2010 season
** Pac-12 record of 4-10 = four more wins than in 2010 season
** WSU has losses to nationally-ranked opponents - California (No. 4), UCLA (No. 6), Stanford (No. 7), USC (No. 13), Oregon (No. 15 and No. 18) Or to teams also receiving votes = Texas A&M, Arizona
** 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 4.91 kills per set and leads Pac-12 with 5.40 points per set/6th nationally.
WATCH COACH GREENY'S VIDEO INTERVIEWS
Watch Cougar Head Coach Jen Greeny's weekly interview every Tuesday afternoon...go to www.wsucougars.com, click on the Video button at the top of the front page.
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)...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.
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