Sept. 28, 2010
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COUGARS HOME FOR NATIONALLY-RANKED CONFERENCE DUO
The Washington State University volleyball team (6-6, 0-2) hosts a pair of ranked Pacific-10 Conference teams this week...Cougars take on No. 12 UCLA (10-2, 0-1) Friday, Oct. 1 and No. 5 USC (11-0, 1-0) Saturday, Oct. 2...both matches begin at 7 p.m. in Bohler Gym...the UCLA match is the WSECU Faculty/Staff Free Friday: free admission with WSU staff ID card...Saturday is Residence Halls Challenge with the hall with the highest attendance winning ice cream...also, kids age 12 and under get vouchers for free popcorn.
WSU VOLLEYBALL WEBCASTS
For the second year, several WSU home matches will have live-streaming webcasts this season...these eight webcasts are available for the cost of a subscription to Cougar All-Access on the official WSU website, www.wsucougars.com...selected webcasts featured exclusive audio play-by-play and color commentary from broadcast major 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...webcast schedule is:
9/14 Gonzaga 10/22 Arizona State 11/12 Stanford
10/1 UCLA 10/23 Arizona 11/13 California
10/2 USC 11/5 Washington
GANZER IS COUGS' OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Junior outside hitter Meagan Ganzer (Black Diamond, Wash.) leads the Pac-10 with a 5.60 kills per set average (2nd nationally) and 6.24 points per set...Ganzer has tallied three 30-point matches this season...has 710 career kills...Ganzer and the Cougars have seen the NCAA No. 1 offensive player, Tulsa's Tyler Henderson (6.41 kps and 7.05 pps).
ANOTHER TOUGH SCHEDULE FOR COUGS
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Div. I Coaches Top 25 Poll (Sept. 27), has six of WSU's opponents ranked in the top 25, all Pac-10 schools so the Cougs will play each twice...conference teams include No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 USC, No. 8 California, No. 10 Washington, No. 11 Oregon, and No. 12 UCLA...Arizona (28th) "also received votes" in the current poll...complete poll is on the second page of this release or go to www.avca.org for the weekly Coaches Top 25 poll.
COUGAR COACHING STAFF
Head Coach Andrew Palileo is in his third season at WSU...returned Cougars to NCAA Championship tournament in 2009...Palileo has a 34-38 overall record at WSU, and a 14-year career record of 273-179...named 2009 Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year after guiding the Cougars to their first winning season (18-13) since 2002, with six league wins, the most since 2002...only one loss came to unranked team. associate head coach Brian Lamppa (third season)...assistant coach Jennifer Fry (first season)...Kara Kiefer, coordinator of operations (second season)...Tina Martin, volunteer coach (second season).
LISTEN TO COACH PALILEO PODCAST
Hear Cougar Head Coach Andrew Palileo's weekly comments every Tuesday afternoon...go to www.wsucougars.com, click on the Multimedia pull-down link, click on Podcasts.
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