Oct. 11, 2010
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COUGARS TRAVEL TO BAY AREA FOR TOP 10 FOES
The Washington State University volleyball team (6-9 overall, 0-5 Pac-10) travels to the San Francisco Bay area to take on No. 6 California (15-1, 5-1) Friday, Oct. 15, and No. 2 Stanford (14-1, 5-1) Saturday, Oct. 16...both Cal and Stanford are coming off their first losses of the season...Cal dropped a 3-2 match at No. 8 USC and Stanford lost at No. 12 UCLA, also 3-2...both squads are tied for first place in the Pacific-10 Conference...WSU last won at Berkeley in 2002 and has never won at Stanford.
TUNE IN FOR COUGAR VOLLEYBALL ON RADIO
WSU volleyball fans can listen to all the road contests this season LIVE in the Palouse on KQQQ-AM radio (1150 on the AM dial), or Border 104 (KHTR, 104.3 on the FM dial)...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 the Cougars All-Access button on the wsucougars.com website.
GANZER IS COUGS' OFFENSIVE WEAPON
Junior outside hitter Meagan Ganzer (Black Diamond, Wash.) is second in the Pac-10 with a 5.44 kills per set average (3rd nationally) and 6.13 points per set (4th nationally)...Ganzer has tallied three 30-point matches this season...tallied double-digit kills in all 15 matches this season and ended 2009 season with four double-figure matches...has 752 career kills...Ganzer and the Cougars have seen the NCAA No. 1 offensive player, Tulsa's Tyler Henderson (6.69 kps and 7.29 pps) and will face the No. 2 player in Stanford's Alix Klineman (5.63 kps).
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 34-41 overall record at WSU, and a 14-year career record of 273-182...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.