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Last Home Stand For Cougar Volleyball
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Release: 06/21/1999
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November 10, 1998

WSU RESULTS 11-9, 8-6
9/4 W Utah 3-2
9/5 W Gonzaga 3-1
9/5 L Louisville 0-3
9/10 L #6 BYU 0-3
9/12 L #2 Long Beach State 0-3
9/18 L #21 *Arizona 0-3
9/20 W *Arizona State 3-1
9/22 W Idaho 3-0
9/25 L *Washington 2-3
10/2 L *Stanford 0-3
10/4 W *California 3-2
10/9 W *Oregon State 3-0
10/11 W *Oregon 3-0
10/16 W #8 *USC 3-1
10/18 L *UCLA 0-3
10/23 L *Washington 2-3
10/30 W *California 3-0
11/1 L #5 *Stanford 0-3
11/6 W *Oregon 3-1
11/8 W *Oregon State 3-1

Future Schedule
11/13 * UCLA 7:30 pm
11/15 * USC 1 pm
11/20 * Arizona State 7pm
11/22 * Arizona 1 m
11/27 ! South Carolina Noon EST
11/28 ! Florida 2 pm EST

Home matches are Bold
Les Schwab Cougar Challenge
* Pac-10 Conferences matches
! Disney World SEC-Pac-10 Conf. Challenge Tournament

THIS WEEK'S COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ACTION:
Friday, Nov. 13 #16 UCLA, Beasley Coliseum 7:30 p.m.
LIVE Telecast on FOX Sports Network
Sunday, Nov. 15 #11 USC, Beasley Coliseum 1 p.m.

COUGS WRAP UP HOME SEASON: The Washington State volleyball team meets UCLA and USC in the final home weekend of the 1998 regular season...the Bruins captured a three-game sweep of the Cougs last month in LA while WSU upset then 8th-ranked USC 3-1...five Cougar seniors will be saluted prior to the start of the Sunday match against Southern California...Heather Cox and Jim Watson will be the announcers for the FOX Sports Net LIVE telecast of the UCLA match Friday night.

PAC-10 STANDINGS as of 11/9 (current national rankings):

Conference

Overall

Stanford (4)

14-0

21-2

USC (11)

12-2

17-4

UCLA (16)

10-4

11-10

Arizona (19)

9-6

18-6

Washington State

8-6

11-9

Arizona State

7-8

10-12

Washington

6-8

7-11

California

2-12

6-19

Oregon

2-13

7-19

Oregon State

2-13

12-14

LAST WEEK: WSU downed Oregon 13-15, 15-5, 15-10, 15-11 in Eugene...career-high were recorded by Wendy Rouse (25 kills, .429), Colleen Smith (16 kills, .500) and Missy Blackshire (13 kills, .407)...the Cougs went on to defeat Oregon State in Corvallis 15-7, 15-13, 8-15, 15-5...Blackshire had another career day with 20 kills while Rouse recorded 15 kills, 11 digs and 9 blocks...Samantha Spink had 7 kills (.778), 58 assists and 18 digs.

ABOUT THIS WEEK'S COUGAR OPPONENTS:

#16 UCLA (11-10 overall, 10-4 Pac-10): UCLA pulled themselves together in time to make a run for one of the top spots in the Pac-10...the Bruins' only conference losses have come at Stanford, both times versus USC, and against Arizona...freshmen Kristee Porter leads the team with 5.22 kills per game (3rd Pac-10), followed by Ashley Bowles' 4.31 kpg (6th Pac-10)...Elisabeth Bachman earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for her play against the desert schools last week...she contributes 1.49 blocks per game (4th Pac-10)...coach Andy Banachowski has an 839-198 record for his 32 years at UCLA...the Bruins lead the series 20-5...UCLA won 15-8, 16-14, 15-9 in LA 10.18...WSU won the past two seasons in Pullman.

# 11 USC (17-4 overall, 12-2 Pac-10): The Women of Troy have six straight matches since losing to WSU 10/16 in LA (12-15, 10-15, 15-13, 15-6)...their other conference loss was 1-3 at Stanford...Jennifer Kessy leads the team and the Pac-10 with 5.52 kills per game...Jasmina Marinkovic adds 4.35 kpg and tallies 1.30 blocks per game (9th Pac-10)...USC setter Janice Mounts is atop the Pac-10 with 14.53 assists per game...coach Lisa Love has a 198-91 record in ten years at USC and a 397-169 career record in 17 seasons...USC leads the series 16-9...WSU has won six consecutive times at home...the last time USC won in Pullman was 1991.

ABOUT THE COUGAR COACHES: Cindy Fredrick has a 195-122 record in her 10th season at WSU (.615)Fredrick's overall collegiate record in her 14th season is 281-182 (.607)...assisting Fredrick is her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (tenth year), and Shannon Hoyt (first year).

ABOUT THE COUGARS:
Jennifer Stinson (6-1, senior, MB, Davenport, Wash.) dislocated her left ankle in practice 10/22 - had soft cast removed 10/29 and still in walking boot...leads WSU and is seventh in the Pac-10 with 4.22 kills per game...her 1.48 blocks per game is fifth in Pac-10, 19th nationallyhas a .318 hitting percentage (seventh in Pac-10)...became the seventh Cougar in school history to nail 1000 kills in a career with 16 at UCLA - career total 1,006 kills...MVP of the Cougar Challenge Tournament.

Wendy Rouse (6-3, senior, LS, Reno, Nev.) fifth-year seniormoved into Stinson's MB spot for Washington match...scored career-high 25 kills (.429) at Oregon...season-best nine blocks at Oregon State...Rouse is second on team with 3.53 kills per game and third with 2.38 digs per gamealso recorded 21 kills in USC upset win...hit .480 vs. Long Beach State and .370 in five-game win at Cal...named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament team. Colleen Smith (6-6, sophomore, RS, Albuquerque, NM) currently coming off the bench to replace Lucie Vratnickova in the Cougar lineupslammed career-high 16 kills at Oregon, hitting .500...Smith averages 2.25 kills per game and 0.87 blocks per game...scooped up season-high 7 digs at Oregon.

Samantha Spink (5-9, senior, Setter, Coeur d'Alene, Id.) 2.70 digs per game leads team (10th in Pac-10) and 0.85 blocks per game is third...tallies 12.30 assists per game (7th in Pac-10).her 22 digs against Gonzaga is a career-best...she had six blocks against Utah, Arizona State and #8 USC...very tough kid who plays through numerous injuries.

Kim Kleven (senior, DS, Spokane, Wash.) had a career-high 13 digs at Cal and 11 digs against #2 Long Beach State...became part of the Cougar starting six when Pac-10 competition started...drilled three services aces at Cal and next match versus Oregon.

Alicia Erickson (6-4, freshman, middle/outside hitter, Henderson, Nev.) averaging 1.24 blocks per game - tenth in Pac-10...had nine blocks at Idaho...tallied an impressive five blocks against #2 Long Beach State and stopped eight kills at the net against Arizona State...in five games at UW, had 6 kills in 11 attacks with no errors for .545 Hpct...also hit .500 at Cal...career-high 15 kills came against Cal where she hit .481...only plays front row as she subs in for DS starter, Kleven.

Joy Sperry (6-1, junior LS, Wallace, Id.) played match of her life at USC with 16 kills, 15 digs...also had 14 kills, .414 hpct, 13 digs and five blocks vs. Oregon...career-high 22 digs vs. Washington...hitting arm elbow taped for sensitive Ulnar nerve.

Lucie Vratnickova (6-1, senior, OH, Czech Republic) last eight matches started in front row in place of Colleen Smith...had career-highs of three service aces and 10 digs against Oregon...career-high seven kills at Stanford.

Missy Blackshire (5-10, freshman OH, Spokane, Wash.) subs on left side for Joy Sperry...tallied career-high 20 kills at Oregon State...had 13 kills and hit .407 at Oregon...lethal jump serve, second-best on team behind Rouse and tied with Spink.

Kristen Johnson (5-11, freshman, OH, Olympia, Wash.) subbed in at right side in Washington match when Rouse moved into Stinson's MB spot...tallied 17 kills and 11 digs against Washington.

Cougar All-Time Career Records

SOLO BLOCKS

1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91)

196

5. Joanne Johnson ('91-93)

69

6. Jen Stinson ('95-98)

59


BLOCK ASSISTS

1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91)

421

2. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96)

394

3. Jen Stinson ('95-98)

360


TOTAL BLOCKS

1. Carrie Couturier ('88-91)

617

3. Laurie VanDiest ('84-87)

440

4. Jen Stinson ('95-98)

419


KILLS

1. Sarah Silvernail ('93-96)

1848

6. Laurie VanDiest ('84-87)

1033

7. Jen Stinson ('95-98)

1006


NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: Washington State University has had 13,312 fans attend eight home matches this season for an average of 1,331 fans per match, 15th-best in the nation.

WSU VOLLEYBALL RADIO SCHEDULE: Alex Webster is the Cougar volleyball play-by-play announcer on KRPL-AM Radio (1400), Moscow, Idaho, broadcasting 10 matcheshere are the remaining radio dates:

Date

Day

Opponent

Air Time

Nov. 20

Fri.

at Arizona State

6:45 p.m.

Nov. 22

Sun.

at Arizona

12:45 p.m.

Nov. 27

Fri.

So. Carolina at Disney World

8:45 a.m.

Nov. 28

Sat.

Florida at Disney World

10:45 a.m.

NCAA Tournament matches

TBA

NEXT WEEK: Washington State travels to the desert for the final Pac-10 matches at Arizona State Friday, Nov. 20, and at Arizona Sunday, Nov. 22...WSU ends the season at the 1998 SEC-Pac-10 Conference Challenge at Disney World Nov. 27-28...UW and WSU meet Florida and SEC.

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL
1998 SEASON AND CAREER SUPERLATIVES
Revised: Nov. 2, 1998


#2 MISSY BLACKSHIRE
Fr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 20 (Oregon State 11/8)
Service Aces: 2 (Cal 10/30, Ore. 11/6)
Digs: 12 (Gonzaga 9/5, Stanford 11/1)
Total Blocks: 3 (Cal. 10/4, OSU 11/8)

#15 ALICIA ERICKSON
Fr. Middle Blocker/Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 15 (California 10/30)
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 2 (three times)
Total Blocks: 9 (Idaho 9/22)

#13 KRISTEN JOHNSON
Fr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 17 (Washington 10/23)
Service Aces: 2 (Washington 10/23)
Digs: 11 (Washington 10/23)
Total Blocks: 2 (Washington 10/23)

#16 KIM KLEVEN
Sr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 1 (three times)
Service Aces: 3 (three times)
Digs: 13 (California, 10/4)
Total Blocks: 0
Career Highs
Kills: 1 (California 1995, Idaho 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (three times 1998)
Digs: 13 (California 1998)
Total Blocks: 0

#14 KERRY LEWIS
Fr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 1 (BYU 9/10)
Total Blocks: 0

#8 MARY LUHRS
Jr. Defensive Specialist
Season Highs
Kills: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 0
Total Blocks: 0

#1 STACEY MILLER
Fr. Setter
Season Highs
Kills: 0
Service Aces: 0
Digs: 0
Total Blocks: 0

#6 WENDY ROUSE
Sr. Left Side Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 25 (Oregon 11/6)
Service Aces: 3 (Louisville 9/5)
Digs: 15 (Washington 9/25)
Total Blocks: 9 (Oregon State 11/8)
Career Highs
Kills: 25 (Oregon 11/6)
Service Aces: 3 (USC 1997, Louisville 1998)
Digs: 15 (Washington 1998)
Total Blocks: 10 (Oregon State 1997)

#11 COLLEEN SMITH
So. Right Side Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 16 (Oregon 11/6)
Service Aces: 3 (Utah 9/4)
Digs: 7 (Oregon 11/6)
Total Blocks: 8 (Utah 9/4)
Career Highs
Kills: 16 (Oregon 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Utah 1998)
Digs: 7 (Oregon 1998)
Total Blocks: 9 (California 1997)

#5 JOY SPERRY
Jr. Left Side Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 16 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 2 (USC 10/16, Oregon 11/6)
Digs: 22 (Washington 10/23)
Total Blocks: 5 (Oregon 10/11)

#9 SAMANTHA SPINK
Sr. Setter
Season Highs
Kills: 9 (USC 10/16)
Assists: 66 (USC 10/16)
Service Aces: 3 (Washington 10/23)
Digs: 22 (Gonzaga 9/5)
Total Blocks: 6 (Utah 9/4, ASU 9/20, USC 10/16)
WSU Career Highs
Kills: 7 (Arizona, ASU 1998)
Assists: 63 (Utah 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Washington 1998)
Digs: 22 (Gonzaga 1998)
Total Blocks: 6 (Utah, ASU, USC 1998)

#12 JENNIFER STINSON
Sr. Middle Blocker
Season Highs
Kills: 30 (Utah 9/4)
Service Aces: 2 (Louisville 9/5)
Digs: 11 (Gonzaga 9/5)
Total Blocks: 13 (USC 10/16)
Career Highs
Kills: 30 (Utah 1998)
Service Aces: 5 (Oregon State 1997)
Digs: 16 (USC 1996)
Total Blocks: 13 (USC 10/16)

#10 LUCIE VRATNICKOVA
Sr. Outside Hitter
Season Highs
Kills: 7 (Stanford 10/2)
Service Aces: 3 (Oregon 10/11)
Digs: 10 (Utah 9/4, Oregon 10/11)
Total Blocks: 4 (Oregon State 10/9)
Career Highs
Kills: 7 (Stanford 1998)
Service Aces: 3 (Oregon 1998)
Digs: 10 (Utah, Oregon 1998)
Total Blocks: 4 (Oregon State 1998)


WSU TEAM HIGHS 1998:
Kills: 83 (USC 10/16)
Hitting Pct: .376 (Oregon 11/6)
Assists: 76 (USC 10/16, Oregon 11/6)
Service Aces: 10 (Oregon 11/6)
Digs: 84 (Washington 10/23)
Total Blocks: 18 (Utah 9/4)


OPPONENT TEAM HIGHS 1998:
Kills: 89, USC 10/16
Hitting Pct: .390, Louisville 9/5
Assists: 81, USC 10/16
Service Aces: 11, Oregon 11/6
Digs: 81, Washington 10/23
Total Blocks: 21, Washington 9/25

Washington State Cougars Volleyball
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