Volleyball 2001 Season Wrap-up
Jan. 28, 2002
Washington State University's volleyball program had a successful season in 2001, receiving an at-large berth to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the eighth time, hosting the first and second rounds of play, placing sixth in the Pac-10, and having many student-athletes honored for their performances on the court and in the classroom.
2001 ALL-PAC-10 HONORS
LaToya Harris - First Team All-Pac-10 (second year) Adrian Hankoff - Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 Kali Surplus - Honorable Mention All-Pac-10
COUGAR COACHING STAFF: Head Coach Cindy Fredrick completed her 13th season on the Palouse...her record at WSU is 245-164 (.599) while her overall collegiate record in 17 years is 331-224 (.596)...Fredrick has compiled 115 Pac-10 wins in her 13 years at WSU, second best in the conference...assistant coaches are her husband, Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh (13 years), and former Cougar standout, Jennifer Stinson Greeny (two years).
FINAL PAC-10 STANDINGS Conference Overall Streak Stanford (1) ** 17-1 33-2 Won 19 USC (5) $$ 16-2 25-4 Lost 1 Arizona (4) * 14-4 25-5 Lost 1 UCLA (9) $$ 12-6 21-9 Lost 1 Oregon State $ 10-8 17-12 Lost 3 Washington State $ 9-9 17-12 Lost 1 Arizona State 5-13 10-16 Won 1 Washington 4-14 11-16 Lost 5 California 3-15 10-18 Lost 1 Oregon 0-18 9-21 Lost 5(AVCA Final Ranking) ** NCAA Div. I Champions * NCAA Final Four $$ NCAA Regional Final $ NCAA First Round
COUGARS AMONG NCAA STATS: Washington State is listed in two categories in the final NCAA women's volleyball Division I national standings...the Cougars were 22nd in kills per game with a team average of 16.61 kpg...the national leader in kills per game was Pepperdine with 17.65 kpg while USC was the top Pac-10 school with 17.26 kpg...WSU was also 23rd in assists per game with a team average of 14.82 apg...the national leader was Hawai`i (16.17) while USC was sixth at 15.77 apg.
HARRIS & HARRIS ADD NAME(S) TO WSU RECORDS: LaToya Harris, junior right side/left side hitter became the eighth player in WSU history to reach 1,000 kills...the 5-7, Portland, Oregon, native has 1,078 kills, fourth in career standings...her 103 service aces is fifth on WSU's career list...next season she should becomd the fifth Cougar to reach 1,000 career digs after totaling 873 in the last three seasons...Holly Harris, junior middle hitter from Sandy, Utah, set a school match record with 10 kills on 11 attacks with no errors for a .909 hitting percentage in WSU's 3-0 win over Oregon, Oct. 26...the 6-2 Harris was the only player in the match with double-figure kills and she also tallied three blocks...in WSU career records, this Harris is eighth in solo blocks (41), eighth in block assists (234) and eighth in total blocks (275).
NATIONAL ATTENDANCE: WSU finished 25th in national attendance with an average of 1,090 fans per home match...the Cougar fans totaled 16,354 in the 15 home matches in 2001...Hawai'i was the national leader with an average of 6,514 fans per match which was 104,222 fans at 16 matches...among Pac-10 schools, Stanford was 10th with 1,915 fans per match, Arizona was 12th with 1,788 fans per match, and WSU 25th...WSU averaged 1,203 for its nine home Pac-10 contests.
Washington State Volleyball NCAA Championships History Year Event Results 1991 NCAA First Round New Mexico def. WSU 3-1, at Albuquerque, NM 1993 NCAA First Round WSU def. San Diego 3-1, at Pullman, Wash. NCAA Second Round BYU def. WSU 3-0, at Provo, Utah 1994 NCAA First Round New Mexico def. WSU 3-2, at Albuquerque, NM 1995 NCAA Second Round Oral Roberts def. WSU 3-0, at Pullman, Wash. 1996 NCAA Second Round WSU def. Kansas State 3-1, at Pullman, Wash. NCAA Pacific Regional Semifinals WSU def. Loyola Marymount 3-1, at Stanford, Calif. NCAA Pacific Regional Finals Stanford def. WSU 3-0, at Stanford, Calif. 1997 NCAA First Round WSU def. Lehigh 3-0, at Pullman, Wash. NCAA Second Round WSU def. Colorado State 3-1, at Pullman, Wash. 2000 NCAA First Round WSU def. Tennessee 3-0, at University Park, Penn. NCAA Second Round Penn State def. WSU 3-1, at University Park, Penn. 2001 NCAA First Round Hawai`i def. WSU 3-0, at Pullman, Wash.WSU'S 2001 NCAA WRAP-UP: Sophomore Kim Willoughby registered a match-high 22 kills to lead ninth-seeded Hawai'i to a 34-32, 30-26, 30-23 win over WSU in the first round of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament, Nov. 30, at Bohler Gym. WSU was led by 11 kills and 15 digs from junior LaToya Harris. The first game featured a dozen ties and neither team led by more than four points. WSU led 19-15 before kills by Willoughby and Maja Gustin and a service ace by Willoughby brought the Rainbow Wahine to within one, 19-18. Hawai'i eventually tied the game 23-23 and there were four ties after that until a kill by Harris and an attack error by Hawai'i sophomore Lauren Duggins put the Cougars in front 29-27. UH came back with a pair of kills by Gustin sandwiched around an attack error by Chelsie Schafer to take a 30-29 advantage. The Cougars staved off three games points with kills by Holly Harris, Schafer and LaToya Harris. With the game tied 32-32, Willoughby and Duggins recorded kills to give Hawai'i the victory. The island visitors raced to a 15-5 lead in game two and led 21-12 before WSU reeled off seven straight points. LaToya Harris, junior Adrian Hankoff and sophomore Zanda Bautre tallied kills during the spurt. The Cougars closed to within one twice, the latter at 27-26 before two kills by Willoughby and an attack error by LaToya Harris ended the game. Hawai'i broke open game three with an 8-0 run to take a commanding 19-10 lead. Junior Nohealani Tano's three kills and four attack errors by the Cougars fueled the rally. From there, WSU got no closer than six points, that coming at 29-23 before a kill by Duggins ended the match. Hawai`i (28-5) went on to defeat Eastern Washington 3-2 in the second round match, Dec. 1, at Bohler Gym.
WSU STANDINGS IN FINAL PAC-10 CONFERENCE STATISTICS:
Team Overall Matches (Leader) Kills - 4th with 16.61 kpg (USC 17.26 kpg) Hitting Percentage - 5th at .229 (Stanford .310) Opponent Hitting Pct - 4th at .195 (Stanford .162) Assists - 5th at 14.82 apg (USC 15.77 apg) Service Aces - 1st at 1.81 sapg Digs - T2nd at 17.31 dpg (ASU 17.40 dpg) Blocks - 7th at 2.31 bpg (Stanford 3.59 bpg)
HOW ABOUT THOSE COUGS?
#1 Melissa Boyle (6-1, Sr., MH, Boise, Idaho) - Named to the Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...had a career-high 11 blocks (13 kills, hit .632) and 18.5 points in the California win...had three matches hitting .600 or better this season...second on team in hitting percentage at .283...lead team and 10th in Pac-10 in blocking with 1.02 bpg...additional top matches - at Oregon had 10 kills, 0 errors on 15 attacks for .667 hitting percentage, at ASU had 13 kills, 2 error on 23 attacks for .478...2.14 kpg, sixth on team...sang national anthem prior to Oregon game accompanied only by football players Tupo Tuupo, Tai Tupai, and Junior Tupai...named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
#3 Kali Surplus (6-0, Sr., RS/LS, Gresham, Ore.) - Named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...2001 team co-captain...lead team with .285 hitting percentage...vs. Oregon, had 9 kills, 1 error in 12 attacks for .667...vs. Houston and Arkansas had 14 kills, no errors in 23 attacks (.609)...total assists of 2,540 is fifth among WSU all-time career leaders after two-year career at WSU...named to 2000 and 2001 All-Pac-10 honorable mention teams.
#4 Kristin Purscelley (6-3, Fr., OH, Springfield, Ore.) - Using 2001 as a red-shirt season.
#6 Kortney Jamtaas (5-7 Jr., DS, Orinda, Calif.) - Three year back row starter...provided some spectacular back row saves...averaged 2.84 digs per game, tied with Surplus for second on team...had 18 digs vs. Arkansas and again at UCLA...tallied career high four kills versus Pacific and again at Oregon State...13 double-digit digs in 29 matches...season's 41 kills doubled her two-year career total of 19 kills...named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
#7 Zanda Bautre (5-9, So., OH, Riga, Latvia) - No sophomore slump season...at Oregon State had career-high 23 digs and season-high 16 kills...averaged 2.43 kills per game (fifth on team) and fourth in digs at 2.73 per game...in Pac-10 matches only stats, averaging 2.94 digs per game...saw limited play at UCLA and USC due to sinus infection...last six matches came off the bench...at UNLV tourney had 11 kills in 20 attacks with no errors in three games...named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
#8 Brittney Diaz (5-11, RS-Fr., MH, Las Cruces, NM) - 2000 was redshirt season to rehab from ACL surgery...played in four matches (four games)...no kills on five attacks, two digs, one block assist.
#10 Adrian Hankoff (5-11, Jr., OH, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) - Honorable mention All-Pac-10 for 2001...named to Cougar Challenge All-Tournament Team...took starting spot away from 2000 All-Pac-10 honorable mention Chelsie Schafer...43 aces this season is seventh on WSU's single season all-time standings...powerful jump serve...had five service aces vs. Arkansas, four at Oregon and against Oregon State...3.21 kills per game is second best on team...adds 2.58 dpg, fifth on team...has had double-figure kills in 16 of WSU's 29 matches...at ASU, tied career high of 20 kills and had career-best of 17 digs...4.06 points per game is second-best on team...named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
#11 Alison Billingsley (DS, Fr., 5-3, Walla Walla, Wash.) - Invited walk-on...served and had one dig versus Cal...also grabbed a dig vs. Oregon...played in four matches (four games)
#12 Holly Harris (6-2, Jr., MH, Sandy, Utah) - Named to Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Team...second on team with 0.96 blocks per game average...placed her name on all blocking categories on WSU's career all-time list - 8th in solo blocks (41), block assists (234) and total blocks (275)...set school match record with a .909 hitting percentage (10 kills, 0 errors, 11 attacks) in match vs. Oregon...also contributed 2.44 kills per game, fourth on team...third on team in total points (279) and fourth with 3.07 ppg...named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
#13 Chelsie Schafer (5-10, Jr., RS/LS, Saskatoon, Sak., Canada) - Named to UNLV Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team...starter as freshman and sophomore and came on strong end of junior season...saw significant playing time at UCLA and USC, subbing in for an ailing Bautre...led team in kills at both ASU and Arizona (25 kills)...started again at Washington...2.89 kpg is third-best on team...3.23 points per game is third-best...ended season with double-figure kills in seven of eight matches...named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team.
#14 Kerry Lewis (5-8, Sr., DS, West Linn, Ore.) - WSU's only four-year letterwinner...was awarded a full scholarship summer 2001 after three seasons as walk-on...tough server off the bench with 18 aces this year...tagged 11 digs in both matches against Washington.
#16 Victoria Prince (6-0, Fr., MH, Kennewick, Wash.) - Highly decorated prep and USVA player...played in 18 matches (26 games) this season...racked up four kills and two blocks in two games at Oregon State, five kills versus Idaho.
#17 Kathleen Monda (5-11, Fr., OH, Woodinville, Wash.) - Invited walk-on...played in three matches (three games)...tallied one kill and one dig vs. Oregon, two digs against Idaho.
#21 LaToya Harris (5-7, Jr., OH, Portland, Ore.) - Repeated as All-Pac-10 First team selection...voted MVP at UNLV Thanksgiving Classic...named to Cougar Challenge and Kansas State Wildcat Classic All-Tournament Teams...2001 team co-captain...team leader with 3.59 kills per game and 2.99 digs per game...second on team in aces at 0.40 sapg...tied career high with seven blocks against Cal...season high 23 kills and 18 digs at Oregon State...nailed five service aces at Cal...tallied 18 matches with double-figure kills and 13 with two-digit digs...10 matches with double kills and digs...has provided 4.47 points per game in Pac-10 matches this season - 7th best in conference standings...reached her 1,000th kill at UCLA (11/2)...career total of 1,078 kills is fourth best at WSU all-time...103 service aces is ranked fifth-best in school history...has career total of 873 digs.
COUGAR ALL-TIME CAREER RECORDS:
Kills 1. Sarah Silvernail (1993-96) 1848 3. Kristen Hovde (1989-92) 1395 4. LaToya Harris (1999-01) 1078
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VOLLEYBALL
#1 MELISSA BOYLE, Sr., MH Season Highs [Career] Kills: 13 (twice) [17 - 2000] H.Pct: .667 (Oregon 9/29) Service Aces: 0 [1 - 2000] Digs: 4 (Pacific 9/1) [7 - 2000] Total Blocks: 11 (California 9/21)
2001 WSU Results 17-12, 9-9 Pac-10
8/31 W # Bradley 3-0 8/31 W #Boise State 3-0 9/1 W #Gonzaga 3-0 9/2 L #(#12) Pacific 2-3 9/7 W +Houston 3-0 9/8 W +Arkansas 3-0 9/8 L +Kansas State 0-3 9/20 L *(#4) Stanford 0-3 9/21 W *California 3-0 9/28 L *Oregon State 1-3 9/29 W *Oregon 3-0 10/4 L *(#3) USC 0-3 10/5 L *(#5) UCLA 0-3 10/8 W *Washington 3-0 10/12 L *(#7) Arizona 0-3 10/13 W *Arizona State 3-1 10/19 W *California 3-1 10/20 L *Stanford 3-0 10/25 W *Oregon State 3-0 10/26 W *Oregon 3-0 10/30 W Idaho 3-0 11/2 L *#8 UCLA 2-3 11/3 L * #5 USC 1-3 11/9 W *Arizona State 3-0 11/10 L * #4 Arizona 0-3 11/16 W *Washington 3-0 11/23 W ^Rice 3-0 11/24 W ^ Wm&Mary 3-0 11/30 L $ #11 Hawai`i 0-3
Home matches are Bold
# Les Schwab Cougar Challenge
+ Kansas State Tournament
^ UNLV Tournament
* Pac-10 Conferences matches
$ NCAA First Round Match
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