No. 6 DUCK VOLLEYBALL ACTION – WEEK 14
- vs. No. 7 UCLA (21-6, 13-5), Eugene, Tue., Nov. 19, 8 p.m. – www.UCLAbruins.com

- at Oregon State (14-16, 4-14), Corvallis, Fri., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. – www.OSUbeavers.com

* TV Broadcast: Both matches will be broadcast live by the Pac-12 Oregon TV network.



WHAT’S ON TAP
EUGENE – This week, the No. 6 University of Oregon volleyball team (23-4, 14-4) opens the final week of the regular season with a Senior Day home tilt vs. No. 7 UCLA (21-6, 13-5). Before the 8 p.m. Tuesday evening match vs. returning national champion, the Ducks will honor one of its greatest senior classes.


UO then wraps the campaign with a Civil War clash at Oregon State (23-4, 14-4) Friday night.

Fans can tune in to watch both the Bruin and Beaver matches live on the Pac-12 Oregon TV Network.

Two days after the Civil War, the 64-team NCAA tournament will be announced on Sunday, November 25 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time by ESPNU.

Sixteen sites will host the four-team NCAA First and Second Rounds next Thursday-Sunday, November 30–December 2.


WEEKEND PREVIEW
The Ducks still lead the nation in kills this week (15.90 per set), nearly a full kill ahead of the second-ranked Bruins (14.91 p/s) who are led by All-Americans Rachael Kidder and Tabi Love. Oregon State’s top national ranking is in blocks (26th, 2.67 per set) with two individuals ranked top 100 (Arica Nassar, 77th; Haley Clarke, 99th).

In their last meeting, Oregon beat then-No. 1 UCLA last November in Eugene, 3-2 – its second top-ranked upset of the campaign (and ever). Two months ago, UO swept OSU in Eugene for its 11th win in the last 13 series meetings.

On Monday, All-America and senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma won her sixth Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor after the then-No. 4 Ducks split at Washington State (3-1 win) and then-No. 6 Washington (3-2 loss). The Cougars win was its 14th straight in the series, while the marathon Husky battle evened the series at 4-4 the last four years.

Tied for fourth in the league a match behind Oregon, UCLA comes off a home split with California (3-0 win) and then-No. 1 Stanford (3-1 loss). The Beavers won last week at Washington State, 3-1, and ended an eight-match losing streak, then fell at No. 6 Washington, 3-0. 

With its 23 wins this year, Oregon has eclipsed 20 wins at record pace after it also achieved the feat four times before under eighth-year head coach Jim Moore in 2007 (22), '08 (25), '09 (20) and '11 (21). For comparison’s sake, UO achieved the feat once before ('89 – 21) in the other 19 years of Pac-12 play starting in '86.

Seeking its best-ever league finish in the 27th year of Pac-12 play, UO’s all-time highest finish - fourth – came once under Jim Moore (2008) and three times under Gerry Gregory (1986, 87 (tie) and ’89 (tie)).

 

RECENT DUCK STARTERS (Notable 2012 Stats)
Alaina Bergsma, Sr., OH – 4.91 k/s, .343, 0.22 sa/s; 2.08 d/s
Liz Brenner, So., OH – 3.95 k/s, .309, 2.32 d/s
Katherine Fischer, Sr. OH – 2.61 k/s, 2.54 d/s, 0.30 sa/s
Lauren Plum, Jr., S – 13.27 a/s, 2.09 d/s, 0.23 sa/s
Ariana Williams, Jr., MB – 2.51 k/s, .339, 0.64 b/s
Canace Finley, Fr., MB – 1.03 k/s, 0.73 b/s
Haley Jacob, Sr., L – 4.30 d/s


ONE LAST WEEK TO VOTE FOR BERGSMA!
Duck fans will have their last chance to vote this week for redshirt senior outside Alaina Bergsma for the nation’s top volleyball student-athlete, based on her accomplishments on the court, and in the classroom and community.

The All-America outside hitter from Chandler, Ariz., is one of 10 finalists from the 330 Division 1 volleyball teams, and an
ONLINE BALLOT IS AVAILABLE HERE or at the http://www.seniorclassaward.com/athletes/alaina_bergsma URL address.

Fan votes will be combined with media and head coaches’ votes to determine the winner that will be announced at the NCAA Championship, December 13-15 in Louisville, Kent.


Off the court, Bergsma has served more than 100 community hours the past 12 months with a host of local organizations. Besides helping with fund-raising for the Children's Miracle Network in Oregon, KIDSPORTS, Oregon Medical Group and Homeless Connect, she has made numerous appearances at local junior and high schools, and helped with open prep gyms last spring.


In the classroom, she was a Pac-12 All-Academic Second-Team choice in 2011, thanks to her 3.60 cumulative GPA in business administration.


 
TAKE THE TICKET EXPRESS LANE
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AROUND THE CORNER

The NCAA first and second rounds will be hosted next weekend (Thursday-Sunday, November 29-December 2) at 16 yet-to-be-announced sites nationally.

In two weeks, the 16 second-round advancers will advance to play in the NCAA Regional third and fourth rounds, Thursday-Saturday, December 6-8. California, Nebraska, Purdue and Texas will host those regional matches, and all will be televised by ESPNU and ESPN3.com.


A week later the NCAA Semifinals will be staged in the Louisville, Thursday, December 13 and shown at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT by ESPN2 / ESPN3.com. The national championship match follows two days later on Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m. PT on ESPN2 / ESPN3.com.



SENIOR SEND-OFF

Before Tuesday’s regular season home finale, the Ducks will honor one of their greatest senior classes in school history. All four have received Academic All-District and/or Academic All-Pac-12 honors and are easy to spot in the record books.

Defensive specialist
Kellie Kawasaki (West Linn, Ore.) has led the Ducks in aces 15 times and digs 12 times in her career. The general science major landed a career-high four aces came in a win over No. 1 UCLA, and her digs best of 26 came at USC as a freshman.

Libero
Haley Jacob (League City, Texas) is a USA A2 National Team member, and ranks third all-time for Oregon in digs with 1,443. Last year, she won Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honors after her 35 digs in the win at No. 5 Stanford. An education major and three-year starter, she has led the team in digs in 69 matches career-wise.

Outside hitter
Katherine Fischer (Los Altos, Calif.) is the Pac-12 active career aces leader with 110, and ranks eighth all-time for the Ducks. A former All-Pac-12 Freshman Team honoree, the four-year starter has missed only two sets in her career and started every match but two. A two-time Academic All-American and accounting major, she sports career bests of 24 kills, 20 digs and six aces.

All-America returnee and outside hitter
Alaina Bergsma (Chandler, Ariz.) ranks fifth nationally in kills and in points this week and tops in the Pac-12 in both. A six-time league player of the week, the business major is equally accomplished off the court as a Miss Oregon USA winner and NCAA Senior CLASS Award Finalist.


OUT OF THE BLOCKS AT RECORD PACE

After 2012’s 27 matches, Oregon’s 23-4 start is the best in school history, and bettered its previous best of 21-6 that it notched under current head coach Jim Moore in 2008.

UO’s next best mark (20-7) came last season and in 1984 and 1976. Its fifth-best starts (19-8) came in 1975-77-86-87.



LAST WEEK’S TEAM/PLAYER NOTES

Last weekend in Pullman, UO logged its 13th +.300 total (.327) of the season.The Ducks owned advantages in hitting (.327-.293), kills (73-56), assists (68-51), aces (6-4), digs (69-56); and WSU sported edges in blocks (12.0-7.0) and fewer service errors (5-7).

The night before, Oregon posted team season highs in kills (88) and digs (83) vs. the then-No. 6 Huskies in the overtime contest that featured three extra-regulation sets. The Ducks lost for the first time in its 24 matches this year when it has led the hitting comparison (.287-.255). UO also held advantages in kills (88-70), assists (87-70), aces (6-5) and digs (83-54), while the Huskies - who ranked first nationally in blocks
- held a 19-6 edge on the night.

- Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and redshirt senior outside hitter
Alaina Bergsma posted Pac-12 season and personal career highs vs. WSU/UW in points (33.5/33/5) and kills (32/31). Her .452 and .302 hitting marks stood as her ninth +.400 and 21st +.300 totals, and her career-high 15 and 11 digs gives her five double-doubles this year.

-  Sophomore outside hitter
Liz Brenner notched her second-highest season kill tally vs. UW (22) and her ninth +.400 hitting percentage of the season. Her career-high 20 digs was the first time she has ever led team in the category, and she added her sixth double-double of ’12 vs. WSU (15 kills, 12 digs).

- Senior outside hitter
Katherine Fischer notched her sixth double-double of the campaign in Seattle with her 15 kills and career-high 14 digs, and is the team’s active leader with 34 in her career.

- Junior setter
Lauren Plum’s 75 assists vs. Washington was a career high and eighth-best all-time for UO (and best since the start of rally scoring in 2001). She also moved to eighth all-time for UO for assists in a season (1,247), and tied for team lead in aces vs. UW (2) with Bergsma.

- Likewise, senior defensive specialist
Kellie Kawasaki tied Brenner for the team lead in aces at WSU, and the former Duck led UO for the sixth time this season. Haley Jacob logged her 21st +20-dig effort of her career at WSU (22), and led UO for the 21st time in ’12.

- Junior middle blocker
Ariana Williams posted her 13th +.400 total of the season at WSU (.462, 8 kills), and her 11 kills vs. UW was her 12th double-digit tally of the season.


DUCK STARTER NOTES

- Pac-12 Player of the Year candidate Alaina Bergsma offers one of the nation’s most impressive all-around resumes.  This week, the All-America outside hitter ranked fifth nationally in kills (4.91p/s) and in points (5.39 p/s) and leads the nation’s top conference in both categories. After her 88 career matches for the Ducks, she already ranks fourth all-time in career points (1,427.5), fifth in career hitting (.278) and seventh in career kills (1,296). This season she has led the team in kills and points in a team-high 18 and 17 matches each, and like-wise in aces 10 times. Among her 27 matches on the season, she has 20 +.300 hitting totals (and nine +.400), including a season-high .500 mark in the three-set win at then-No. 10 Kentucky (14K-2E-24A). She has landed double-digit kill totals in the last 22 matches, including a recent Pac-12 season high 32 in a four-setter at Washington State and 31 in a five-setter at then-No. 6 Washington. She also has four other +20-kill totals vs. Arizona State (5 sets, 28, .333), vs. California (5 sets, 25K, .404), at then-No. 24 Ohio State (5s, 23K, .333), at Ohio (4s, 23K, .400) and vs. then-No. 2 Washington (4s, 23K, .348). Her best kill per set average this year came in the mid-November trip at Washington / Washington State (63 kills, 7.0 per set, .376) and earned her a school-best sixth Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor. She also won similar league weekly honors earlier this year. The first honor came after she was tabbed the tourney MVP in the season-opening D.C. Kohl Classic State after wins at then-No. 24 Ohio State (5 sets – 23 kills, 15 digs, .333), and vs. Toledo (2s, .467) and Houston (2s, .357, 7 kills, 5 digs). She repeated the honor again in mid-October after UO’s home wins over then-No. 2 Washington (4s, 23K, .348) and Washington State (3s, .435, 11 kills, 4 blocks). Off the court, she picked up Miss Oregon USA honors last November, then claimed Most Photogenic acclaim in the national pageant in Las Vegas in May. In the classroom, the NCAA’s Senior CLASS Award top-10 finalist is a 2012 Capital One Academic All-District First-Team pick, and a 2011 Pac-12 All-Academic Second-Team honoree. She sports a 3.60 cumulative GPA, and will graduate with a business sports marketing degree after this term.

- Sophomore outside hitter
Liz Brenner was an All-Pac-12 Freshman Team choice in 2011, and this year has 22 double-digit kill totals the last 25 matches (and nine-kill tallies the other three). Overall in 2012, she has led the team in hitting in 10 matches, and points and kills seven times, and is one of the team’s key passers in serve receive. This week she was stood top 75 nationally in kills (69th, 3.95 per set) and points (75th, 4.37 ps), and 10th in the Pac-12 in kills and points. She posted a team season highs in kills (26) and points (27.5) in five-set match vs. California. She also logged her next five-highest kill totals this year against potential NCAA qualifiers – at No. 6 Washington (22 (5s), .410), at No. 7 Stanford (19 (5s)), at No. 2 USC (16 (3s), .577), vs. St. Mary’s (17 (3s), .538) and at Cal (16 (4s)). Among her 11 +.300 totals on the season, seven have been +.500, including a season high at USC (.577, 16 kills). Three other of those totals have come in Pac-12 play in three-set wins vs. Arizona (.516, 18K), Washington State (.500, 12K) and at Utah (.571, 9 kills). She won her first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor in early November for her play in three- and five-set wins vs. Arizona (18K, .516, career high 4 aces) and ASU (17K, .297, 11 digs) – and the latter was one of five double-doubles on the season (and all of which have come in league action).  In her first year serving for UO, she logged a career four high aces vs. Arizona in early November among her four, multi-ace matches. The three-sport Duck star – UO’s first female since Peg Rees (a basketball, softball, volleyball letterwinner from 1973-76) - also started at forward for the basketball team last year, and served as a back-up catcher in softball last spring. As a prep senior, the Portland, Ore., native was an Oregon state player of the year in volleyball and basketball, a state champion in the shot put and runner-up in the javelin, and an all-state catcher in softball as a sophomore.

- Senior outside hitter
Katherine Fischer is one of the team’s most versatile players in every aspect. In 2012, she ranks fourth in the Pac-12 and 175th nationally in aces (0.30 per set), and second on the team in digs (2.54 per set), third in kills (2.61 p/s), and fourth in hitting (.234). The team’s active career double-double leader (34) also ranks top 10 all-time for UO in points (fifth, 1,342.5), aces (eighth, 110) and attempts (eighth, 3,264). She has posted eight +.300 hitting marks, including a season high (.619) at Kentucky that ranks second-best for the team this season. She has paced UO in aces in nine matches and three times in digs and hitting, and twice in kills. The Pac-12 career aces leader among active players (110) has led the team in the category 26 times in her career, and her # of match highs for other categories follows: kills (18), digs (17), hitting (12), points (11) and blocks (9). Her five aces in the sweep of Oregon State is the team season high, and is one shy of her career high (6) that came in three sets at WSU as a sophomore. Career-wise, she has played every set except two the last four years, and started every match in that span except two. Off the court, the accounting major picked up her third Academic All-District First Team honor in early November, and was tabbed a First-Team Academic All-American last year and a Third-Team pick in 2010 and has sported +4.00 cumulative GPA’s each year.

- Thanks to her hard work the last three seasons, senior libero
Haley Jacob was tabbed to the USA Volleyball A2 National Team last spring, and is the team’s floor leader on defense. All-time for UO, the three-year starter ranks second career-wise in digs per set (3.94) and third in digs (1,443). In 2012, she stands second in the Pac-12 in digs per set in league action (4.71 p/s) and fifth for all matches combined (4.30 p/s). Her 21 digs in the sweep of then-No. 2 USC is her best per-set average this season (7.0). Among her 21 career +20-dig matches, six others have come this year vs. No. 2 Washington (26, 4 sets), at No. 7 Stanford (26, 5 sets), vs. California (25, 5s), at WSU (22, 4s), at Cal (20, 4s) and at No. 24 Ohio State (20, 5s). This season she has paced the squad in digs a team-high 21 matches to give her 70 career honors the last four seasons.

- All-Pac-12 returnee and junior setter
Lauren Plum again tops the nation this week in assists (13.27) and owns the Pac-12’s first- and fourth-best assist totals of the season at No. 6 Washington (75) and vs. California (66). In league play, her assists per set average is even higher (13.42), and she stands ninth-best in Pac-12-only play in aces (0.27 p/s). She picked up her second AVCA National Player of the Week honor in as many years in late September after she led UO to sweeps at then-No. 2 USC and at home vs. then-No. 26 Oregon. She directed the offense to .357 and .368 hitting marks vs. the Trojans and Beavers, and her 48 and 46 assists vs. OSU and USC are the team’s season highs for three-set matches. Career-wise, the returning All-Pac-12 pick leads UO all-time in assists per set (12.18 avg.), and stands third in total assists (3,823). Her season assists total (1,247) and average (13.27) rank eighth- and third-best for UO, and she already ranks top 10 with her totals as a sophomore (1,330 (#6); 11.67 (#7)) and freshman (1,246 (#9); 11.75 (#5)). Her career high 75 assists at then-No. 6 Washington in early November is Oregon’s best since the start of rally scoring in 2001 and ninth all-time (and best since 1998). Under her direction, the Ducks again rank first team-wise in the nation this week in kills (15.90 per set) and eighth in hitting (.293). Among her 24 career double-doubles, five have come this year at Arizona (3 sets – 10 digs, 40 assists), vs. UC Santa Barbara (4s - 12 digs, 46 assists), at California (3s - 15D, 54A), at No. 7 Stanford (5s - 16D, 59A) and vs. No. 2 Washington (4s - 10D, 57A). Off the court, she was a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention last year.

- Head Coach
Jim Moore has given the team’s most improved award the past two years to junior middle blocker Ariana Williams for good reason. This week, the returning All-Pac-12 honorable mention choice stood 79th nationally in hitting (.339), 10th in the Pac-12, and sixth all-time for Oregon in a season. After 27 matches this year, she has eclipsed .300 19 times, .400 13 times and .500 six times. Match-wise, she has topped Oregon in hitting a team-best 12 times and 10 times in blocks. Her five blocks in the five-setter at then-No. 7 Stanford is her season best, and one shy of the team season best, while she added four in a sweep of then-No. 26 Oregon State and four-set win at WSU. Her career hitting percentage (.310 (740K-269E-1,519A)) stands third-best all-time for UO behind All-American Sue Harbour (.333, 1981-85) and Kristen Forristall (.316, 2007-08).

- Freshman
Canace Finley has made 21 starts at middle blocker, and paces the team in blocks per set average (0.73 p/s). In early September, the team’s top freshman addition logged a team-season high six blocks in the three-set win at Portland State. The team leader in blocks in eight matches, she also had five in sweeps of Western Carolina and Arizona State, and four-set win at California. She has logged two .500 hitting marks in sweeps vs. Western Carolina (9 kills) and WSU (7 kills). She added three +.400 totals at WSU (.625, 6 kills), and in same-weekend sweeps at Colorado (.455, 5K) and Utah (.462, 8K), and a +.300 total in a five-setter vs. Arizona State (.357, 7 kills).


TOPPING THE NATION

This week, the Ducks led the nation in two team categories – kills (15.90 per set) and assists (14.89 p/s) – and also stood top 70 in hitting (eighth, .293), win-loss percentage (15th, .852) and aces (64th, 1.38 p/s).

On the individual front, junior setter
Lauren Plum topped the nation in assists for the 11th straight week (13.27 per set) – and is 0.91 ahead of Aubrey Kriven of Towson (second, 12.36).

Redshirt senior and All-America outside hitter redshirt senior
Alaina Bergsma also stood fifth in two categories (kills, 4.91; points, 5.39).

Other Ducks in the area of top-100 rankings included junior middle blocker
Ariana Williams (hitting, 79th, .343), Bergsma (hitting, 72nd,.343), sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (kills, 69th, 3.95 p/s; points, 75th, 4.37 p/s) and senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (aces, 175th, 0.30 p/s).

Senior libero
Haley Jacob (digs, 152nd, 4.30) climbed 50 positions in October and just missed a fourth top-150 ranking this season.


ON THE PAC-12 CHARTS

This week, Oregon led the nation’s top volleyball conference in kills (15.90 p/s) and assists (14.89 per set), and stood second in aces (1.38 p/s) and hitting (.293) and fifth in opponent hitting (.202).

On the individual front, two Ducks remain first in three of the seven categories - junior setter
Lauren Plum (assists, 13.27 p/s) and redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma (kills, 4.91 p/s; points, 5.39 p/s) – and senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer ranked fourth in aces (0.30 p/s).

Ducks stood top 10 in four other league categories – senior libero
Haley Jacob (digs, fifth, 4.30 p/s), Bergsma (hitting, eighth, .343) junior Ariana Williams (hitting, ninth, .339), and sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (kills, 10th, 3.95 p/s; points, 10th, 4.37 p/s). Brenner and Fischer were tied for 16th in double-doubles (6); and Bergsma and Plum and followed in a tie for 21st (5).

Bergsma’s career high kills weekend at WSU (32) and No. 6 Washington rank her first and second in league this week, and her 33.5 point efforts each night also paced the Pac-12.


Plum has logged the Pac-12’s first- and fourth -best assist totals of the season at No. 6 Washington (75) and vs. California (66).


Among other top league performances, notable Duck sightings came from Bergsma vs. ASU (kills, fifth, 28; points, eighth, 29.0), Brenner vs. California (kills, 10th, 26) and Williams vs. Oregon State (hitting, ninth-tie, .667).


The Ducks’ team totals in kills (88) and assists (87) at the No. 6 Huskies paces the Pac-12 this season.


Among top league team efforts, UO sports top-10 marks vs. California (kills, fourth, 77), vs. Kentucky (hitting, fifth, .500) and vs. Arizona State (kills, sixth, 75).


On the Pac-12 active career charts this week, Ducks lead three of the five categories – Bergsma (kills, 1,649), Fischer (aces, 109) and Plum (assists, 3,684). Others ranked top 15 include Jacob (digs, third, 1,402), Fischer (kills, third, 1,123; digs, ninth, 1,100), Williams (kills, 14th, 721), and senior defensive specialist
Kellie Kawasaki (digs, 12th, 823).


REWRITING THE DUCK RECORD BOOKS

Last week, senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma moved up two spots on the career kills chart (seventh, 1,296) past Kelly Russell and Dawnn Charroin (1,283, eighth-tied) .

On season lists, Bergsma and Plumb jumped to eighth on lists for points (490.5) and assists (1,247), and here are current Ducks’ rankings in various categories and improvements to watch for:

 
Alaina Bergsma
, RSr., OH
Career Points (p/s), 4th, 1427.5 (3rd is 1,523; 2nd is 1,704.5)
Career Hitting, (5th), .278 (4th is .291)
Career Kills – 7th, 1,296 (6th is 1,353, 5th is 1,393)
Season Points 2nd, 578.5, 2011
Season Points (p/s), 2nd, 5.12, 2011; *8th, 490.5, 2012 (7th is . 494)
Season Kills, 7th, 510, 2011
Season Kills (p/s), (7th), 4.51, 2011

Katherine Fischer
, Sr., OH
Career Points, 5th, 1,342 ( 4th is 1,427.5)
Career Attacks, 7th, 3,264 (6th is 3,449; 5th is 3,449)
Career Aces, 8th, 110 (7th is 119, 6th is 125)

Haley Jacob
, Sr., L
Career Digs, 3th, 1,443 (2nd is 1,481; 1st is 2,198)
Career Digs (p/s), 2nd, 3.94 (1st is 5.11)
Season Digs, 4th, 500, 2011; 6th, 468, 2010 (3rd is 565, 2nd is 586)
Season Digs (p/s), 6th, 4.39, 7th, 4.13, 2010; 6th, 4.29
Match Digs, 7th, 35, 2011 (6th is 37, 5th is 39)

Lauren Plum
, Jr., S
Career Assists Per Set, (1st), 12.18 (2nd is 10.95)
Career Assists, 3rd, 3,823 (2nd is 3,883, 1st is 4,400)
Season Assists (p/s), 5th, 11.75 , 2010; 6th, 11.67, 2011
Season Assists, 6th, 1,330; 8th, 1,246, 2010; *8th 1,247, 2012

Ariana Williams
, Jr., MB
Career Hitting, 3nd, .310 (2nd is .316; 1st is .333)
Season Hitting, 8th, .307, 2011 


DUCK – BRUIN / BEAVER SERIES HISTORY

Oregon has won five of its last 10 regular season meetings with four-time national champion UCLA after it topped the Bruins once before in their 55 meetings since 1976.

Last year, the Ducks came back from an 0-2 deficit vs. UCLA was its second-ever over a top-ranked foe (and that season including its 3-1 victory at Penn State to open the campaign).


UO’s home wins in 2008 over the then-No. 5 UCLA and then-No. 4 USC in 2008 were its first-ever vs. top-five-ranked teams. That same year, Oregon’s win in L.A. gave its first season sweep of the Bruins ever, while it also won a five-set home thriller in ’09 thanks to a 17-15 last-set victory.


In the Civil War series that dates back to 1973, the Ducks have won 11 of their last 13 matches under eighth-year head coach
Jim Moore. In his tenure, OSU won only the first two showdowns in 2005 (3-2, 3-0) and once in 2009 (3-2 in Corvallis) and ’11 (3-0 in Corvallis).


RECENT DUCK HEROES VS. THE BRUINS & BEAVERS

In the team’s sweep of Oregon State in September ...

The balanced Oregon offense featured four hitters with +11 kills that .296 or better for the first time this season (
Ariana Williams 14K, .667; Alaina Bergsma, 13K, .292; Katherine Fischer, 11K, .304; Liz Brenner, 12K, .296).

At the service line, Fischer’s five aces is the team’s season high, and senior
Kellie Kawasaki’s 18 digs was a season high. That total was also her second-highest career tally for a three-set match behind her 20 vs. Arizona State as a frosh in 2009.

In last November’s win at home vs. the eventual NCAA champion and No. 1-ranked Bruins,
Alaina Bergsma’s 25 kills and 29 points were UCLA then-opponent season highs, and she ranked second for Oregon in aces (2) and third in blocks (3).

Other notable efforts came from outside hitter
Katherine Fischer (eighth double-double - career high 20 digs, 12 kills), libero Haley Jacob (19 digs) and defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki (team season high 4 aces), setter Lauren Plum (56 assists – two off her season high), and middle blocker Ariana Williams (9 kills, .333, 5 blocks).

In the team’s 3-1 road loss at UCLA in 2011, sophomore middle blocker
Ariana Williams landed 11 kills and led UO in hitting (.280), and was one of four hitters with +10 kills with outside hitters Alaina Bergsma (14) and Katherine Fischer (11) and freshman outside hitter Liz Brenner (13). Fischer added a double-double with her 13 digs.

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TEAM COMPARISONS – THIS WEEK’S PAC-12 (NCAA) TEAM RANKINGS
    UO    UCLA    Oregon State
Kills    1st, 15.90 (1st)    2nd, 14.91 (2nd)    11th, 12.29 (207th)
Assists:    1st, 14.89 (1st)    2nd, 13.93 (3rd)    11th, 11.14 (234th)
Aces    2nd, 1.38 (64th)    11th, 1.05 (243rd)    3rd, 1.27 (115th)
Hitting:    2nd, .293 (8th)    1st, .302 (5th)    12th, .189 (195th)
Opp. Hitting:    5th, .202      6th,.202     8th, .215
Digs    6th, 14.73 (192nd)    8th, 13.96 (251st)    3rd, 15.08 (166th)
Blocks:    12th, 1.68 (265th)    6tht, 2.64 (29th)    5th, 2.67 (26th)


THIS WEEK’S PAC-12 INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Hitting % (Min. 3.0 TA/set)    S    K    E        TA    Pct.
1.    Wopat, Carly-STAN    Jr    98    287    58    571    .401
4.    Nightingale, Zoe-UCLA, So    98    146    34    298    .376
6.    Lowe, Karsta-UCLA, So    71    148    46    287    .355
8.    Bergsma, Alaina-ORE, Sr    91    447    126    935    .343
9.    Williams, Ariana-ORE, Jr    94    236    80    460    .339

Kills            S    No.    Avg/S
1.    Bergsma, Alaina-ORE, Sr    91    447    4.91
2.    Love, Tabi-UCLA, Sr        98    445    4.54
7.    Kidder, Rachael-UCLA, Sr    96    386    4.02
10.    Brenner, Liz-ORE, So        92    363    3.95

Assists        S    No.    Avg/S
1.    Plum, Lauren-ORE, Jr        94    1247    13.27
4.    Strehlow, Becca-UCLA, Fr    59    628    10.64
7.    Moenoa, Megan-UCLA, So    54    550    10.19
10.    McBride, Megan-OSU, Sr.    95    696    7.33

Service Aces        S    No.    Avg/S
1.    Bricio, Samantha-USC, Fr    102    35    0.34
5.    Fischer, Katherine-ORE, Sr    94    28    0.30
8.    Saxton, Camille-OSU, Sr    111    31    0.28
9.    O'Neil, Alyssa-OSU, Sr        112    29    0.26

Blocks        S    BS    BA    Total    Avg/S
1.    Gil, Amanda-WASH, Sr    91    5    153    158    1.74
5.    Nightingale, Zoe-UCLA, So    98    15    113    128    1.31
9.    Nassar, Arica-OSU, So    111    30    100    130    1.17

Digs            S    No.    Avg/S
1.    Hagglund, Natalie-USC, Jr    103    516    5.01
2.    Defoe, Becky-OSU, Jr        111    554    4.99
5.    Jacob, Haley-ORE, Sr        91    391    4.30
8.    Todorovic, Bojana-UCLA, Sr    94    372    3.96

Points        S    K-SA-BS-BA    Pts    Avg/S
1.    Bergsma, Alaina-ORE, Sr    91    447-20-4-39    490.5    5.39
2.    Love, Tabi-UCLA, Sr    98    445-6-15-36    484.0    4.94
7.    Kidder, Rachael-UCLA, Sr    96    386-8-17-41    431.5    4.49
10.    Brenner, Liz-ORE, So    92    363-16-9-28    402.0    4.37


UCLA (15-4, Pac-12: 13-5 (4th)) SCOUTING REPORT – www.UCLAbruins.com
Last year, the NCAA tourney ninth-seeded Bruins won their fourth national title, and first in 20 years after previous titles in 1984, 90, 91 … The Bruins return five starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s Pac-12 runner-up squad but graduated its starting setter Lauren Van Orden and libero Lainey Gera. … This year, UCLA owns a 2-6 mark vs. top-25 foes with wins over No. 5 Washington (3-1) and No. 18 Pepperdine (3-0) and losses at No. 1/4 Stanford (1-3, 2-3), No. 2 USC (1-3), at No. 4 Nebraska (2-3), at No. 5 Washington (2-3) and No. 9 Hawai’i (1-3). .. Four Bruins rank top 100 in the NCAA this week –  the All-America senior outside hitter pair of Tabi Love (kills, 11th, 4.54 p/s; points, 25th, 4.94 p/s) and Rachael Kidder (kills, 59th, 4.01 p/s; points, 64th, 4.48 p/s), sophomore middle blocker Zoe Nightengale (blocks, 34th, 1.31 p/s) and sophomore outside hitter Karsta Lowe (hitting, 55th, .355). … Last year’s NCAA Coach of the Year Michael Sealy is in his third year at the helm, and the former All-America Bruin replaced the all-time winningest women’s volleyball coach, Andy Banachowski (1,060-281, 1970-2009).

Top Bruin Players (Notable 2012 Stats)
Tabi Love, Sr., OH – 4.54 k/s, .308, 0.52 b/s
Rachael Kidder, Sr., OH – 4.02 k/s, .249, 0.60 b/s
Karsta Lowe, So., OH – 2.08 k/s, .355, 0.45 b/s
Zoe Nightingale, So., MB – 1.49 k/s, .376, 1.31 b/s
Kelly Reeves, Jr., OH – 1.43 k/s, .285, 2.36 d/s, 0.20 sa/s
Mariana Aquino, Jr., MB – 1.10 k/s, .333,0.23 sa/s,0.92 b/s
Becca Strehlow, Fr., S – 11.27 a/s, 1.90 d/s, 0.49 b/s
Megan Moenoa, So., S – 10.50 a/s, 0.53 b/s, 2.12 d/s
Bojana Todorvic, Sr., L – 4.02 d/s, 0.14 sa/s


RECENT OREGON-UCLA STATE OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats

All-Time Series Record: UCLA leads 51-6 (UCLA leads 10-5 vs. Moore)

2011
- Los Angeles (10/15/11) – No. 6 UCLA 3, No. 16 UO 1 (21-25, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25) – Bergsma 14K; Brenner 13K; Williams 11K, .280; Fischer 11K, 13D
- Eugene (11/11/11) – No. 20 Oregon 3, No. 1 UCLA (20-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18, 15-9) – Bergsma 25K, .290, 2 SA, 3 B; Fischer 12K, .250, 20D, 4BA; Williams 9K, .333, 5B; Plum 56A, 8D; Jacob 19D.

2010
- Los Angeles (10/23/10) – No. 11 UCLA 3, No. 16 UO 0 (23-25, 17-25, 18-25) – Meyers 10K, .233, 1 SA; Jacob 14D
- Eugene (11/19/10) – No. 10 UCLA 3, No. 23 UO 1 (15-25, 20-25, 25-19, 20-25) – Meyers 17K, .245; Fischer 14K, 12D; Bergsma 12K, Plum 2SA, 10D, 41 A; Jacob 24D

2009
- Los Angeles (10/23/09) – No. 13 UCLA 3, No. 12 UO 1 (24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 25-22, 9-15) – Meyers 15K, 19D, 4B; Newcombe 22K, 23D, .242; Fischer 15K, .237, 13D
- Eugene (11/21/09) – No. 18 UO 3, No. 7 UCLA 2 (23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 27-25, 17-15) – Meyers 17K, 10D, 2SA; Newcombe 27K, 27D, .286; Enesi 14K, .500, 3B

2008
- Eugene (10/3/08) – No. 11 UO 3, No. 5 UCLA 1 (25-22, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21) – Maricic 22K, .260; Newcombe 199K, 18D, .326
- Los Angeles (11/1/08) – No. 7 UO, No. 9 UCLA 2 (26-24, 26-24, 18-25, 21-25, 15-13) – Newcombe 22K, 18D, .327; Enesi 17K, .452; Maricic 17K, 16D

2007
- Los Angeles (10/11/07) – No. 4 UCLA 3, No. 19 UO 1 (23-30, 19-30, 30-28, 24-30) – Newcombe 24K, 14D, .310; Maricic 21K, 12D, .226
- Eugene (11/9/07) – No. 20 UO, No. 9 UCLA 0 (30-24, 30-28, 30-24) – Maricic 25K, 12D, .327; Newcombe 9K, 12D
- Palo Alto (12/7/07) - Postseason (Regional – NCAA 3rd Round) No. 8 UCLA 3, No. 9 UO 1 (29-31, 30-22, 24-30, 34-36) – Meyers 13K, 3SA

2006
- Eugene (9/21/06) – No. 3 UCLA 3, UO 0 (25-30, 26-30, 20-30) – Djuric 12K, .267; Enesi 9K, 263
- Los Angeles (11/25/06) – No. 4 UCLA 3, UO 0 (22-30, 13-30, 20-30) – Newcombe 13K, 7D; Djuric 12K, 3SA, .391

2005
- Los Angeles (10/7/05) – No. 21 UCLA 3, UO 0 (15-30, 23-30, 24-30)
- Eugene (11/4/05) – No. 21 UCLA 3, UO 2 (35-33, 15-30, 30-24, 16-30, 12-15)


ALL-TIME DUCK-BRUIN SERIES RESULTS

Series Record: UCLA leads 51-6
*2011    UCLA (A)    21-25, 25-22, 23-25, 19-25
    Oregon (H)    20-25, 23-25, 25-15, 25-18, 15-9
2010    UCLA (A)    23-25, 17-25, 18-25
    UCLA (H)    15-25, 20-25, 25-19, 20-25
*2009    UCLA (A)    24-26, 18-25, 25-22, 2-22, 9-15
    Oregon (H)    23-25, 18-25, 25-22, 27-25, 17-15
*2008    Oregon (H)    25-22, 23-25, 25-17, 25-21
    Oregon (A)    26-24, 26-24, 18-25, 21-25, 15-13
*2007    UCLA (A)    23-30, 19-30, 30-28, 24-30
    Oregon (H)    30-24, 30-28, 30-24
    UCLA (N)    29-31, 30-22, 24-30, 34-36
2006    UCLA (H)    22-30, 13-30, 20-30
    UCLA (A)    25-30, 26-30, 20-30
2005    UCLA (A)    35-33, 15-30, 30-24, 16-30, 12-15
    UCLA (H)    15-30, 23-30, 24-30
2004    UCLA (H)    16-30, 18-30, 18-30
    UCLA (A)    16-30, 22-30, 27-30
2003    UCLA (A)    20-30, 21-30, 34-36
    UCLA (H)    23-30, 20-30, 31-29, 22-30
2002    UCLA (A)    28-30, 24-30, 20-30
    UCLA (H)    24-30, 25-30, 30-28, 27-30
2001    UCLA (A)    23-30, 18-30, 22-30
    UCLA (H)    19-30, 30-25, 16-30, 18-30
2000    UCLA (A)    15-9, 15-10, 15-7
    UCLA (H)    15-6, 15-6, 15-1
1999    UCLA (H)    5-15, 4-15, 5-15
    UCLA (A)    0-15, 4-15, 2-15
1998    UCLA (A)    9-15, 8-15, 15-8, 7-15
    UCLA (H)    15-12, 12-15, 15-12, 4-15, 12-15
1997    UCLA (H)    3-15, 8-15, 13-15
    UCLA (A)    7-15, 7-15, 10-15
1996    UCLA (A)    4-15, 3-15, 14-16
    UCLA (H)    16-14, 12-15, 15-17, 5-15
1995    UCLA (H)    2-15, 15-12, 3-15, 10-15
    UCLA (A)    6-15, 4-15, 8-15
1994    UCLA (A)    10-15, 4-15, 8-15
    UCLA (H)    6-15, 6-15, 9-15
1993    UCLA (H)    13-15, 10-15, 15-13, 8-15
    UCLA (A)    4-15, 7-15, 8-15
1992    UCLA (A)    3-15, 5-15, 8-15
    UCLA (H)    4-15, 7-15, 8-15
1991    UCLA (H)    3-15, 7-15, 8-15
    UCLA (A)    12-15, 6-15, 4-15
1990    UCLA (A)    5-15, 8-15, 8-15
    UCLA (H)    3-15, 2-15, 3-15
1989    UCLA (H)    6-15, 4-15, 7-15
    UCLA (A)    18-16, 13-15, 6-15, 9-15
1988    UCLA (A)    2-15, 2-15, 7-15
    UCLA (H)    3-15, 16-14, 10-15, 7-15
*1987    Oregon (H)    15-11, 12-15, 15-4, 15-6
    UCLA (A)    3-15, 5-15, 8-15
1986    UCLA (H)    12-15, 15-9, 11-15, 11-15
    UCLA (A)    9-15, 7-15, 15-12, 9-15
1984    UCLA (A)    10-15, 10-15
1983    UCLA (A)    2-15, 13-15
1981    UCLA (A)    2-15, 3-15
1976    UCLA     1-15, 3-15
 

OREGON STATE SCOUTING REPORT (14-16, 4-14) – www.OSUbeavers.com
The Beavers return 11 letterwinners and four starters from their 2011 squad that went 16-16 overall and placed eighth in the Pac-12 (8-14). … In early September, OSU staked its biggest upset in school history with a 3-2 victory vs. then-No. 2 Penn State, but has dropped its other tilts six vs. top-25 tilts this year. … In NCAA rankings this week, Oregon State stood 26th in blocks (2.67 p/s) and 115th in aces (1.27 p/s), and four individuals ranked top 100 overall - Becky Defoe (digs, 62nd, 4.99 p/s), Arica Nassar (blocks, 77th, 1.17 p/s), Camille Saxton (points, 94th, 4.19 p/s) and Haley Clarke (99th, 1.13 p/s). … The first month of the campaign, Nassar picked up her second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor, while Defoe and Saxton picked up Defensive and Offensive nods. … Eighth-year head coach Taras Liskeyvich is one of the nation’s most well-known collegiate coaches. Early in his career, he led Pacific to fifth-place or better finishes all nine of his seasons, including a national runner-up effort in 1980. Afterwards, the national team head coach guided the U.S to a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics and seventh-place finishes in the 1988 and ’96 Olympics.

2012 Beaver Stat Leaders
Camille Saxton, Sr., OH – 3.62 k/s, 0.28 sa/s, 1.72 d/s, 0.49 b/s
Arica Nassar, So., OH/MB – 2.38 k/s, .300, 1.17 b/s
Laura Schaudt, So., Opp. - 1.67 k/s, .125
Ashley Eneliko, Sr., OH/MB - 1.84 k/s, 0.81 b/s
Allie Rogers, So., MB - 1.48 k/s, 0.21 sa/s, 0.86 b/s
Megan McBride, Sr., S – 7.33 a/s, 1.21 k/s, .297, 0.58 b/s
Tayla Woods, So., S - 5.88 a/s, 0.17 sa/s, 0.39 b/s
Becky Defoe, So., L – 4.99 d/s
 

RECENT OREGON-OSU OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
- Oregon leads series, 65-42-1 (UO is 11-4 under head coach Jim Moore since 2005).

2012
#8 Oregon 3, #26 OSU 0 (Eugene, 9/19/12) – Williams 14K, .667, 4B; Bergsma 13K, .292, 10D; Brenner 12K, .296, 7D; Fischer 11K, .304, 5SA, 11D; Kawasaki 18D; Plum 48A

2011
OSU 3, #13 Oregon 0 (Corvallis, 11/22/11) - 18-25, 21-25, 19-25 - Bergsma 14K, .243; Fischer 7K, .286, 7D
#13 Oregon 3, OSU 0 (Eugene, 11/25/12) - 25-22, 25-16, 25-17 - Bergsma 12K, 3 SA; Fischer 11K, .226; Williams 8K, .538

2010
#17 Oregon 3, OSU 0 (Eugene, 10/15/10) – 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 – Meyers 14K, .520; Fischer 13K, .367; Bergsma 11K, .500; Plum 44A, 12D
#23 Oregon 3, OSU 1 (Corvallis, 11/12/10) – 23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-19 – Meyers 20K, .395, 4SA; Bergsma 18K, .297; Fischer 13K, 12D; Jacob 18D, Kawasaki 13D

2009
OSU 3, #7 Oregon 2 (Corvallis, 10/2) – 25-21, 21-25, 10-25, 25-22, 16-14 – Meyers 20K, 3SA, .400; Stephenson 13K, .423; Westrick 4SA
#15 Oregon 3, OSU 1 (Eugene, 10/27) – 29-27, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21 – Newcombe 29K, 14D, .364; Meyers 12K

2008
#7 Oregon 3, #24 OSU 0 (Eugene, 10/12) - 25-20, 25-23, 25-14 – Maricic 20K, .389; Newcombe 10K, .400, Meyers 9K, 2SA, 7D
#8 Oregon 3, OSU 0 (Corvallis, 11/7) - 25-16, 25-21, 25-21 – Marici 13K, .458; Newcombe 13K, 9D, .296, Forristall 9K, .643

2007
#19 Oregon 3, OSU 0 (Corvallis, 10/19) - 30-23, 30-21, 30-20 – Maricic 15K, .387; Newcombe 15K, .433; Meyers 13K, .417
#14 Oregon 3, OSU 1 (Eugene, 11/16) - 30-19, 25-30, 30-16, 30-19 – Meyers 18K, 3SA, .625, 3SA; Maricic 18K, 15D, .268

2006
Oregon 3, OSU 1 (Eugene, 9/29) - 0-25, 30-25, 24-30, 30-16 – Newcombe 19K, .289; Little 10K, 15D, .391
Oregon 3, OSU 0 (Corvallis, 10/27) - 30-24, 30-22, 30-21 – Newcombe 21K, 13D, .543

2005
OSU 3, Oregon 0 (Corvallis, 10/14) - 16-30, 24-30, 29-31
OSU 3, Oregon 2 (Eugene, 11/10) - 28-30, 22-30, 32-30, 30-21, 15-17


ALL-TIME DUCK-BEAVER SERIES RESULTS
Series Record: Oregon leads 65-42-1
*2012    Oregon (H)    25-12, 26-24, 25-15
*2011    OSU (A)    18-25, 21-25, 19-25
    Oregon (H)    25-22, 25-16, 25-17
*2010    Oregon (H)    25-15, 25-12, 25-16
    Oregon (A)    23-25, 25-18, 25-14, 25-19
*2009    OSU (A)    21-25, 25-21, 25-10, 22-25, 14-16
    Oregon (H)    39-37, 21-25, 25-22, 25-21
*2008    Oregon (H)    25-20, 25-23, 25-14
    Oregon (A)    25-16, 25-21, 25-21
*2007    Oregon (A)    30-23, 30-21, 30-20
    Oregon (H)    30-19, 25-30, 30-16, 30-19
*2006    Oregon (H)    30-25, 30-25, 24-30, 30-16
    Oregon (A)    30-24, 30-22, 30-21
2005    OSU (A)    28-30, 22-30, 32-30, 30-21, 15-17
    OSU (H)    16-30, 24-30, 29-31
2004    OSU (H)    29-31, 25-30, 30-26, 21-30
    OSU (A)    23-30, 18-30, 25-30
2003    OSU (A)    26-30, 27-30, 28-30
    OSU (H)    23-30, 30-27, 29-31, 24-30
*2002    OSU* (H)    22-30, 25-30, 25-30
    Oregon (A)    30-24, 27-30, 30-26, 33-31
2001    OSU (A)    25-30, 30-23, 18-30, 21-30
    OSU (H)    29-31, 22-30, 27-30
*2000    Oregon (H)    15-10, 15-13, 15-3
    OSU (A)    15-12, 15-2, 11-15, 10-15, 12-15
*1999    OSU (A)    11-15, 4-15, 5-15
    Oregon (H)    13-15, 15-10, 15-5, 15-7
*1998    Oregon (H)    15-12, 15-13, 15-11
    OSU (A)    15-10, 5-15, 10-15, 13-15
1997    OSU (A)    5-15, 9-15, 15-6, 4-15
    OSU (H)    13-15, 9-15, 5-15
*1996    Oregon (H)    15-9, 16-14, 12-15, 11-15, 15-10
    Oregon (A)    15-2, 15-5, 15-9
1995    OSU (A)    7-15, 15-8, 15-10, 7-15, 12-15
    OSU (H)    12-15, 4-15, 7-15
1994    OSU (H)    13-15, 3-15, 6-15
    OSU (A)    7-15, 9-15, 13-15
*1993    Oregon (A)    15-13, 15-7, 15-17, 7-15, 15-13
    OSU (H)    15-9, 13-15, 13-15, 5-15
*1992    OSU (H)    16-14, 15-17, 14-16, 16-14, 11-15
    Oregon (A)    17-15, 15-9, 15-4
*1991    Oregon  (N)    4-15, 15-11, 8-15, 15-13, 17-15
    OSU (A)    10-15, 0-15, 3-15
    Oregon (H)    10-15, 15-10, 5-15, 16-14, 15-8
*1990    OSU     8-15, 12-15, 6-15
    Oregon (H)    7-15, 15-13, 6-15, 15-13, 15-10
    OSU (A)    9-15, 11-15, 16-14, 9-15
*1989    Oregon (N)    15-13, 15-4, 4-15, 17-15
    Oregon (A)    15-8, 15-13, 15-9
    Oregon (H)    15-5, 16-14, 10-15, 15-4
*1988    OSU (H)    10-15, 9-15, 15-10, 15-4, 9-15
    Oregon (A)    14-16, 15-9, 15-4, 9-15, 15-4
*1987    Oregon (A)    15-8, 8-15, 15-11, 15-11
    Oregon (H)    15-5, 15-9, 15-10
*1986    Oregon (H)    15-4, 15-7, 15-6
    Oregon (A)    15-9, 15-9, 15-11
*1985    Oregon (A)     15-4, 15-10, 15-7
    Oregon (H)    15-10, 15-9, 15-4
*1984    Oregon  (N)    15-9, 15-4, 10-15, 15-9
    Oregon (N)    15-8, 15-2, 17-15
    Oregon (N)    15-4, 8-15, 15-10, 15-9
1983    OSU (A)    6-15, 15-6, 6-15
    OSU (A)    15-13, 6-15, 12-15, 13-15
    OSU (N)    13-15, 12-15 (12-15, 14-16)
    OSU (N)    15-13, 2-15, 15-13, 10-15, 4-15
    OSU (N)    15-8, 16-14, 8-15, 4-15, 13-15
1982    OSU (A)    14-16, 5-15, 15-17
    OSU (H)    10-15, 9-15, 14-16
1981    OSU (N)    15-11, 10-15, 15-13, 10-15, 11-15
    OSU (A)    12-15, 5-15, 9-15
*1980    Oregon (N)    4-15, 17-15, 15-8
    Oregon (N)    15-12, 16-14, 15-11
    Oregon (N)    15-12, 13-15, 15-5
    Oregon (H)    15-9, 10-15, 15-11
    Oregon (H)    17-15, 8-15, 15-11, 9-15, 15-1
    Oregon (N)    10-15, 15-4, 10-15, 15-11, 17-15
*1979    OSU (N)    8-15, 7-15, 14-16
    Oregon (N)    15-13, 12-15, 15-13, 15-10
    Oregon (N)    15-3, 15-10
    Oregon (H)    15-9, 7-15, 15-12
    Oregon (H)    15-7, 15-5
    OSU     7-15, 9-15, 15-7, 15-10, 8-15
    Oregon    16-14, 15-6, 15-1
    Oregon    15-7, 15-12, 15-7
*1978    Tie     15-12, 7-15
    Oregon     15-2, 15-11
    Oregon     8-15, 7-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-11
    OSU (H)    4-15, 14-16
    Oregon (A)    15-1, 15-5
    OSU (A)    14-16, 14-16
    OSU    3-15, 13-15, 13-15
    Oregon    15-4, 15-10, 14-16, 15-8
*1977    Oregon (N)    5-15, 15-6, 15-9, 15-7
    Oregon (N)    15-6, 10-15, 15-13, 15-11
    OSU     17-15, 6-15, 9-15, 16-14, 9-15
*1976    Oregon     15-8, 15-7, 8-15, 15-1 (15-7)
    Oregon    15-10, 15-6, 5-15, 15-9
    OSU    15-9, 11-15, 8-15
    Oregon    15-12, 15-3
*1975    Oregon (N)    15-7, 15-10
    Oregon    15-11, 15-5
    Oregon    17-15, 15-8
*1974    Oregon    6-15, 15-8, 15-0
    Oregon    15-6, 15-8
    Oregon    9-15, 15-7, 15-11
*1973    Oregon    unknown
    Oregon    unknown
    Oregon    15-9, 15-8

 
IN THE POLLS
This week, No. 4 Oregon sports its 11tth straight top-10 ranking in the 13th and final AVCA national poll of the regular season.

UO was one of five Pac-12 schools spotted in the top seven overall this week with No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 USC, No. 5 Washington and No. 7 UCLA.

Among those five teams, USC and Washington climbed four and one positions, respectively; Stanford fell one spot; and Oregon and UCLA dropped two positions.

For comparison’s sake, last week’s Pac-12 rankings follow: No. 1 Stanford, No. 5 UCLA, No. 6 Washington and No. 8 USC.

One other Duck foe stood top 25 – No. 14 Ohio State – and California, Kentucky, Oregon State and St. Mary’s have picked up votes in current or previous editions.

Overall during head coach Jim Moore’s eight-year tenure, Oregon has now been ranked top 25 for 88 editions (2012-14; 2011-14; ’10-13; ’09-16; ’08-16; ’07-13; ’06-2), including 52 in the top 15, and all 25 of the team’s ever top-10 honors. UO has also scored eight, top-five rankings this fall with its No. 2 rankings in the fifth, sixth and 10th editions of the year; No. 3 pollings in the eighth and ninth editions and No. 4 pick in the 11th and 12th editions, and No. 5 in the seventh edition.

Among other poll news:
- No. 1 Penn State posted its sixth No. 1 ranking this year (and first in a month) after it won 3-0 at Indiana and 3-1 at then-No. 21 Purdue.
- No. 2 Stanford dropped one position after it lost 3-1 at then-No. 8 USC and won 3-1 at then-No. 6 UCLA.
- No. 3 Texas held steady after it won 3-0 at home vs. Texas Tech and West Virginia.
- No. 8 Hawai’i fell one spot after it won 3-2 at Pacific and 3-0 at UC Davis.
- No. 9 Louisville climbed one spot after it won 3-0 at home vs. both Marquette and Cincinnati.
- No. 10 Nebraska was tabbed one position lower after it lost 3-2 at then-No. 14 Minnesota and won 3-0 at Wisconsin.

The complete poll follows at the bottom of this article, and is also available at the AVCA website at the http://www.avca.org/divisions/division-one-women/polls/ URL address.

In this week’s other national polls, UO again stood #8 in the Pablo Rankings, #6 in the Volleyball Magazine Poll. Last week, UO stood #6 in the Pablo Rankings, #5 in the ESPN Power Rankings and #4 in the Volleyball Magazine Poll.

UO was tabbed 11th in the eighth NCAA RPI ratings released this week. To view the weekly NCAA RPI updates, visit the http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/volleyball-women/d1/ncaa_womens_volleyball_rpi URL address.

Earlier this season, Oregon’s No. 20 preseason pick in the AVCA Coaches Poll was its fourth top-20 preseason pick the last five years – an accomplishment the program had notched only twice before current head coach Jim Moore’s arrival (1985 - 15th / 1990 - 20th).

The eighth-year mentor and his squad also picked up a No. 11 preseason nod in 2008, and No. 14 and No. 20 selections in 2009 and ’10, respectively.

The only missing year in that span – 2011 – saw Oregon upset then-four-time defending national champion Penn State two weeks later, and end its NCAA-record 94-match home win streak.

Among other related poll notes, UO was picked a best-ever fourth in the Pac-12 Coaches Preseason Poll behind UCLA (first), Stanford (second) and USC (third), and ahead of Washington (fifth), California (sixth) and Arizona (seventh).

A complete listing of the Ducks' string of top-25 rankings under Moore follows: *2012 (8 weeks): Preseason – 20th; 8/27 – 17th; 9/4 -13th; 9/10 – 9th; 9/17 – 8th; 9/23 – 2nd; 10/2 – 2nd; 10/9 – 5th; 10/16 – 3rd; 10/23 – 3rd; 10/30 – 2nd; 11/5 – 4th; 11/12 – 4th; 11/19 – 6th;  2011 (14): 8/29 – 16th; 9/5 – 16th; 9/12 – 16th; 9/19 – 15th; 9/26 – 15th; 10/3 – 15th; 10/10 – 16th; 10/17 – 18th; 10/24 – 16th; 10/31 – 20th; 11/7 – 20th; 11/14 - 15th; 11/21 – 13th; 12/20 – 24th. *2010 (13): Preseason – 20th, 8/30 – 18th; 9/6 – 19th; 9/13 – 16th; 9/20 – 15th; 9/27 – 11th; 10/4 – 13th; 10/11 – 17th; 10/18 – 16th; 10/25 – 18th; 11/1 – 20th; 11/15 – 23rd; 11/22 – 24th.  *2009 (16): Preseason - 14th, 8/31 - 14th, 9/7 - 12th, 9/14 - 14th; 9/21 - 7th; 9/28 – 7th; 10/5 – 11th; 10/12 - 15th; 10/19 – 12th; 10/26 – 15th; 11/2 – 14th; 11/9 – 16th; 11/16 – 18th; 11/23 – 18th; 11/30 – 17th; 12/22 – 18th.  *2008 (16): Preseason - 11th; 9/2 - 13th; 9/9 - 12th; 9/17 - 12th; 9/24 - 11th; 9/30 - 11th; 10/6 - 7th; 10/13 - 6th; 10/20 - 7th; 10/27 - 7th; 11/3 - 8th; 11/10 - 8th; 11/17 - 8th; 11/24 - 8th; 12/1 - 7th; 12/23 - 9th. *2007 (13): 9/18 24th; 9/25 21st; 10/1 – 19th; 10/8 – 19th; 10/15 – 19th; 10/22 – 19th; 10/29 - 19th; 11/5 – 20th; 11/12 - 14th; 11/19 - 13th; 11/26 - 13th; 12/3 - ninth; 12/10 - ninth. *2006 (2): 10/30 24th; 11/6 24th.


BALANCE IS BETTER
This year, Oregon has again flexed its balance in all phases of the game, especially in the hitting categories. The Ducks have featured three or more players with +.300 attack marks and/or +10 kills in 11 and 12 matches, respectively, and seven matches with three players racking up +10 digs.

For comparison in 2011, UO featured three or more players with +.300 attack marks and/or +10 kills in 10 and 12 matches, respectively, and 15 matches with +10 digs.

Here are UO’s 2012 totals in those categories.
 
2012 Matches – Multiple +.300 Hitters (16)
- Toledo - Bergsma .467 (8K), Fischer, .348 (12K)
- Houston - Williams, .500 (10K), Brenner .500 (9K), Fischer .429 (8K), Bergsma .357 (7K)
- @#24 Ohio State - Bergsma .333 (23K), Fischer .333 (12K), Williams .304 (12K)
- #10 Kentucky – Fischer .619 (14K), Williams .600 (7K), Bergsma .500 (14K)
- @ Ohio (4s) – Bergsma .400 (23K), Fischer .395 (20K), Williams .409 (12K)
- St. Mary’s (3s) – Brenner .538 (17K), Bergsma .310 (13K), Williams .316 (8K)
- vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) – Williams .667 (14K), Fischer .304 (11K)
- at #2 USC (3s) – Brenner .557 (16K), Bergsma .438 (18K), Williams 8K (.375)
- vs. Utah (3s) – Bergsma .324 (15K), Williams .308 (7K)
- vs. Colorado (3s) – Williams .643 (9K), Bergsma .381 (12K), Brenner .375 (10K)
- vs. WSU (3s) – Brener .500 (12K), Finley .500 (7K), Bergsma .435 (11K), Williams .400 (7K)
- at Arizona (3s) – Fischer .450 (9K), Williams .438 (9K), Brenner .357 (13K)
- at Colorado (3s) – Finley .455 (5K), Williams .421 (11K)
- at Utah (3s) – Brenner .571 (9K), Finley .462 (8K)
- vs California (5s) – Brenner .455 (26K), Bergsma .404 (25K), Fischer .355 (11K)
- vs. ASU (5s) – Bergsma .333 (28K), Williams .421 (10K)
- at WSU (4s) – Finley .625 (6K), Williams .462 (8K), Bergsma .452 (32K)

2012 Matches With +3 Hitters With +10 Kills (12)
- @ #24 Ohio State (5s) - Bergsma 23, Brenner 14, Fischer 19, Williams 12
- #10 Kentucky (3s) – Bergsma 14, Fischer 14, Brenner 10
- @ Ohio (4s) – Bergsma 23, Fischer 20, Williams 12
- USCB (4s) – Brenner 15, Bergsma 14, Fischer 11
- at Portland State (3s) – Bergsma 16, Brenner 11, Williams 10
- vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) – Williams 14, Bergsma 13, Brenner 12, Fischer 11
- at #2 USC (3s) – Bergsma 18, Brenner 16, Fischer 12
- at Cal (4s) – Bergsma 18, Brenner 16, Fischer 10, Williams 10
- vs. #2 Wash. (4s) – Bergsma 23, Brenner 14, Williams 12, Fischer 12
- at Colorado (3s) – Bergsma 11, Williams 11, Brenner 10
- vs. California (5s) – Brenner 26, Bergsma 25, Fischer 11, Williams 10
- at #6 Washington (5s) – Bergsma 31, Brenner 22, Fischer 15, Williams 11

2012 Matches With +3 Players With +10 Digs (7)
- @ Ohio (4s) – Bergsma (13), Jacob (12), Fischer (11)
- vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) – Kawasaki (18), Fischer (11), Bergsma (10)
- at Cal (4s) – Jacob 20, Plum 15, Fischer 12
- at #7 Stanford (5s) – Jacob 26, Brenner 17, Plum 16
- vs. ASU (5s) – Jacob 24,Fischer 13, Brenner 11
- at #6 Washington (5s) – Brenner 20, Jacob 19, Fischer 14, Bergsma 11
- at WSU (4s) – Jacob 22, Bergsma 15, Brenner 12, Fischer 11

And, here is a breakdown of individual match leader stat category leaders in UO’s matches this year.

Duck 2012 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Bergsma 18, Brenner 7, Williams 3, Fischer 2)    
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players  (Williams 12, Brenner 10, Bergsma 4, Fischer 3, Finley 1)
- Blocks – 7 players (Williams 10, Finley 8, Bergsma 7, Brenner 4, De Felice 4, Plum 2, Fischer 1)
- Points – 4 players  (Bergsma 17, Brenner 7, Williams 3, Fischer 1)
- Digs – 6 players (Jacob 21, Fischer 3, Bergsma 2, Brenner 1, Kawasaki 1, Norton 1, Plum 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 27)
- Aces – 7 players (Bergsma 10, Plum 10, Fischer 9, Kawasaki 6, Jacob 6, Brenner 5, Bookout Gonzalez 1)


PLUM & BERGSMA GO NATIONAL
Thanks to the team’s best start in school history, the Ducks have continued to pile up Pac-12 and AVCA National Player of the week honors this season.

This fall, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma has won three Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors to give her a school-record six in her career.

In early November, she logged Pac-12 leading and career-high kill totals in Pullman (32) and Seattle (31). She also posted Pac-12 season bests of 33.5 points in both matches, and those point/kill tallies were Oregon’s best since 2009.

Her .302 hitting mark vs. the Huskies is one of 21 +.300 totals on the season, and her .452 total vs. the Cougars is one of nine +.400. With her 11 and 15 digs at UW / WSU, she added her fourth and fifth double-doubles of ‘12, and the latter was a Duck career high.

Her weekend per set kill average (7.00 p/s) was a season best for the Chandler, Ariz., native, and she also led the team in aces vs. UW (2).

In mid-October, she led the Ducks to a home upset of the nation’s last unbeaten team – then-No. 2 Washington. The returning All-American led the squad vs. UW in kills (23) and tied her team season high. The Huskies ranked second nationally in blocks entering the week, but that didn’t stop Bergsma from becoming the first UW foe to top .300 with +15 kills this year (.348, 23).

The night before, her 11 kills was one shy of the team high vs. the Cougars; and she hit .435 and topped the team in blocks (4).

In late August, Bergsma picked up similar honors after she was named the D.C. Kohl Sports Impact Classic Tournament MVP. She helped then-No. 20 Oregon open the season with sweeps of Toledo and Houston, then rally from an 0-2 deficit at then-No. 24 Ohio State for a 3-2 win. In the latter match at the returning NCAA Regional advancer Buckeyes, she landed 23 kills and 15 digs, and hit .333.

She also won a pair of honors in 2011 after her play in September home wins vs. Cal Poly (14K, 14D), Arizona (.353, 16K) and ASU (.391, 22K), and the team’s August upset of then-No. 1 Penn State (19K) and 3-2 loss to then-No. 12 Minnesota (23K, 11D).

Her first Pac-12 (and national) weekly honor in September 2010 came after UO swept then-returning NCAA qualifier WSU and ended the then-No. 7 Washington’s 36-set season win streak in a 3-1 decision in Eugene.

In late-September, the Ducks picked up AVCA National Player of the Week honors for the sixth straight season after junior setter Lauren Plum led the team to a history-making, opening week of Pac-12 play.

The returning All-Pac-12 player directed the Duck offense to .357 and .368 hitting marks vs. the then-No. 2 Trojans and Beavers. Both marks were the teams’ then-opponent season highs (and easily bettered the next-best respective marks of .297 and .305 by returning national champion and then-No. 1 UCLA last week).

Her 48 and 46 assists vs. OSU and USC were the team’s season high for three-set matches, and third- and fourth-best overall behind other four- and five-set match totals (64, 61).

The Duck offense again smacked of balance as four hitters posted +10 kills and +.290 marks vs. the Beavers, and three hitters with +8 kills topped .375 vs. the Trojans.

Her weekend 15.67 assists per set average easily topped her season average (13.09) that led the nation that week.

Last year, Plum earned her first national weekly honor after she directed UO to a mid-October sweep of then-No. 7 Washington and 3-2 comeback win over Washington State.

In 2009, All-American Sonja Newcombe picked up similar national and league honors after the team’s wins against then-No. 5 Stanford and then-No. 14 California in Eugene, and in ’08 after home victories vs. then-No. 4 USC and then-No. 5 UCLA. In ’07, All-American Gorana Maricic was likewise tabbed after wins vs. then-No. 6 USC and then-No. 9 UCLA in Eugene.


GET YOUR TICKETS
Fans this year have another money-saving option to catch many of the nation’s top volleyball teams at Matthew Knight Arena. The two new mini-plans each feature three of the team’s top Pac-12 tilts, and are available for purchase online or in-person at the Duck ticket office.

Each three-match Reserved and G.A. ticket plan costs only $18 and $15, respectively, and gives fans a chance to get their tickets early and bypass ticket lines at the door.

‘The Pancake’ Mini-Plan offers tickets for three more of the team’s top league showdowns  in September, October and early November - Oregon State (9/19), Washington (10/13) and California (11/2). The Civil War match vs. the Beavers is always one of the team’s most exciting matches, and the Huskies the Bears were tabbed No. 14 and No. 17 in the preseason national poll.

 ‘The Roof’ Mini-Plan includes tickets for three key tilts vs. returning NCAA tournament qualifiers – UCLA (11/20), Stanford (11/14) and Arizona (11/1). The returning national champion Bruins and Cardinal ranked No. 1 and No. 6 in the preseason poll, and Arizona has made 15 NCAA trips the last 20 years.

A link to order mini-plan tickets and information is available at the www.GoDucks.com ticket link or at this URL address

http://ev10.evenue.net/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/SEGetEventList?groupCode=VB&linkID=uoregon&shopperContext=&caller=&appCode=

With the addition of new ticket/ID scanning equipment at the arena, current UO students must present a valid ID to be scanned for free admission. Fans trying to enter with a staff or inactive student ID will be required to purchase a ticket for the game. Each match earns students 250 points in the Fan Reward Program, and a link to a leaderboard and more program info is available www.RewardsGoDucks.com .

Overall, the Ducks’ 12-match home schedule is one of UO’s most exciting ever, and features last year’s national champion (UCLA), two more NCAA second-round qualifiers (Stanford, Washington), and two other postseason first-round advancers (Arizona, California).

Fans can purchase season ticket packages and single match tickets via www.GoDucks.com or in person at the Duck ticket office (1-800-WEB-FOOT) during normal weekday business hours.

Prices for the season and single-game tickets are similar to last year and follow:

SEASON // SINGLE MATCH TICKETS
Reserved - $100 // $10
Adult GA –  $60 // $6
*Child & Senior GA  – $26 // $5
Group (10 or more and arranged in advance) – Single Game = $3

* = children ages 2-17, and seniors 62 and older.

Families that support the Ducks can also save money on season tickets by purchasing a general admission family plan. The package is available for $50 per adult ticket and $25 per child ticket (and two tickets or more of each age category must be purchased for this rate).


2012 DUCK TEAM PREVIEW
Among the team's six returning starters and nine letterwinners, the Ducks welcome back a pair of All-Pac-12 picks in All-American and senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma and junior setter Lauren Plum.

UO also returns a host of other starters in All-Pac-12 Freshman Team choice and outside hitter Liz Brenner, All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and junior middle blocker Ariana Williams, senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer, A2 National Team member and senior libero Haley Jacob and senior defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki.

Oregon’s other returnees include sophomore setter Shellsy Ashen and defensive specialist Natalie Bookout Gonzalez who played 28 and 23 matches of the team’s 31 matches last fall.

The Ducks also welcome one of their top newcomer classes ever – ranked No. 14 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com. The five-person freshman group is composed of Italian product and middle blocker Clelia DeFelice, prep All-America outside hitter Martenne Bettendorf, Senior Ace middle blocker Canace Finley, Senior Ace 150 outside hitter Madison Magee and All-CIF libero Tatum Norton.

UO also added one transfer in senior outside hitter Bethany (Wray) Bair - a two-time All-Big Sky honorable mention for Weber State in 2010 and '11.

Under the direction of eighth-year head coach Jim Moore, Oregon comes off a 21-10 campaign in 2011. Oregon was rewarded with its fifth NCAA tournament trip the past six years, its sixth straight +19-win season, and its third, upper division league finish in his tenure.


YOUTH REVOLT
The Oregon roster is one of head coach Jim Moore’s most balanced in recent memory with five seniors (Bethany Bair, Alaina Bergsma, Katherine Fischer, Haley Jacob, Kellie Kawasaki), two juniors (Lauren Plum, Ariana Williams), three sophomores (Shellsy Ashen, Natalie Bookout Gonzalez, Liz Brenner) and five freshmen (Martenne Bettendorf, Clelia DeFelice, Canace Finley, Maddie Magee, Tatum Norton).


ALL-TOURNAMENT PROPS
Five current Ducks have been tabbed to regular season all-tourney teams in their career, and their accolades follow:
Alaina Bergsma (OH) – Tournament MVP (3): Baymont Invitational (2012), Sports Import DC Koehl Classic (2012), Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic (2010), All-Tournament Team (3): AVCA Showcase (2011)
Katherine Fischer (OH) – Tournament MVP (1): Oregon Classic (2010); All-Tournament Team (2): Baymont Invitational (2012)
Haley Jacob (L) - All-Tournament Team (1): Oregon Classic (2010)
Lauren Plum (S) – All-Tournament Team (2): Bulldog Classic (2010), Oregon Classic (2010)
Ariana Williams (MB) – All-Tournament Team (3): Sports Import DC Koehl Classic (2012), Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic (2010), Oregon Classic (2010)


DUCK HONOR ROLL
Last fall, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma was rewarded with Oregon’s seventh all-time All-America honor with her nod on the 14-person AVCA All-America Third Team, while junior setter Lauren Plum received her first All-America Honorable Mention nod.

Bergsma became the fifth Duck ever to stake honors in program history, with three others coming in the seven-year tenure of Oregon head coach Jim Moore - Neticia Enesi (3rd-2009; 2nd-‘10; Sonja Newcombe (2nd-2009) and Gorana Maricic (2nd-2008, 2nd-‘07). Oregon’s only other recipient, Sue Harbour, was a first-team pick in 1984.

Bergsma was also an All-Region honoree on the 14-person team, and Plum was an honorable mention for the squad composed of players from the Pac-12, Big Sky and West Coast Conferences.

Bergsma and Plum were also tabbed to the All-Pac-12 First Team, junior middle blocker Ariana Williams was an honorable mention, and outside hitter Liz Brenner was tabbed to the All-Pac-12 Freshman Team.

Bergsma’s and Plum’s honors were the eighth and ninth in head coach Jim Moore’s eight-year tenure and raised Oregon’s overall tally to 18 (while Plum was UO’s first-ever setter honoree). Likewise, Brenner was Moore’s sixth All-Pac-12 Freshman Team honoree and 13th in school history since the origin of the conference in 1986.

After the season, junior libero Haley Jacob was tabbed to the USA Volleyball A2 National Team for her play in the national team tryouts in January in Colorado Springs. She followed the lead of Bergsma and Plum who were chosen to the 2011 squad, and the latter player was a 2011 U.S. Junior National Team player and started six of the team's eight matches in the FIVB World Junior Championships.

Among other noteworthy honors, Bergsma won the Miss Oregon title in the Miss America USA pageant in November and won the Miss Photogenic Award in the event held last spring.


LISTEN TO DUCK HOME MATCHES ONLINE AT THE O-ZONE
Home match audio broadcasts will be streamed live online at the www.GoDucks.com O-Zone for $14.95 for the season, and some matches will be also on the KWVA Eugene student radio station.

With the addition of the new Pac-12 TV networks, live online video broadcasts of various matches will be available via the www.Pac12.org website and various apps for every televised event.

For the rest of the regular season, non-Pac-12 Network-televised Duck matches will be streamed online for free at the Pac-12 website via the http://pac-12.com/live/goducks.aspx link.


2011 SEASON RECAP
Last season, UO staked one of its greatest seasons and celebrated its first-ever wins against top-ranked foes. 

Oregon opened the campaign with a 3-1 win at the then-four-time defending Penn State in the AVCA Showcase and ended its NCAA record 94-match home winning streak. In November, Oregon’s comeback from an 0-2 deficit at home to UCLA was barely a month before the Bruins won the NCAA title.

The following week in November, Oregon beat the then-returning league champions – No. 3 California and No. 5 Stanford – by 3-1 and 3-2 counts. The Stanford win was its second-ever in Palo Alto, and first in Berkeley  since ’06. It had been more than 20 years since UO had beaten both teams on the road in 1986 and ’89, and once in Eugene under Moore in ’09.

Oregon’s fifth upset of a top-10 team in 2011 was a 3-0 October sweep of then-No. 7 Washington – its first blanking of the Huskies since 1995.

Other wins vs. NCAA advancers came via sweeps against Arizona (twice), and American, Delaware and Liberty in its September East Coast trip.

In December, UO wrapped the season in the NCAA tournament first with a hard-fought five-set loss to Mountain West champion Colorado State in Honolulu.

Overall, UO played 12 teams that were selected for the 64-team NCAA tournament, and owned a 10-8 record en route to a national RPI rating of #30.

Six other league teams stood top 50 in the final RPI standings - USC (eighth), UCLA (15th), Stanford (18th), California (29th), Washington (35th) and Arizona (49th). Other Pac-12 teams’ ratings follow: Oregon State (103rd), Utah (138th), Arizona State (141st), Washington State (156th) and Colorado (183rd).

The entire listing is available at this website ( http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2011WVBrpi1.html ), and 2012’s rankings will begin in October.


2011 NCAA TOURNEY / PAC-12 NOTES
The Ducks were one of seven conference teams selected for the 2011 NCAA tournament – the sixth straight year the league has advanced six or more teams.

With its 3-2 win over #3 seed Illinois in San Antonio, No. 9 seed/No. 4-ranked UCLA (30-6, 17-5 (2nd)) won its fourth national title, and first since 1991.

Fellow semifinalist and Pac-12 champion USC (29-5, 20-2 (1st)) received the league’s highest NCAA tourney seeding – seventh – after it ranked first nationally the last three weeks and stood top five nationally since the start of October.

A third league team received a top-16 seeding - #11 Stanford (22-8, 15-7 (4th-t)) – and the Cardinal advanced to the round of 16 with Washington (24-8, 15-7 (4th-t)), while Arizona (19-13, 11-11 (7th) and California (26-7, 16-6 (3rd)) lost in the first round.

Overall, Texas received the tourney’s #1 seed although its highest AVCA national ranking of the year – fifth – came the final two weeks of the regular season. The Bruins beat the Longhorns, 3-1 in the regional final, while the tourney’s #2 seed - Nebraska - lost in the second round at home to unseeded Kansas State, 3-2.

Oregon’s sixth-place Pac-12 finish was its third upper-division league effort under Moore after fourth- and fifth-place efforts in 2008 and '07. Other Moore-led squads took sixth in the 10-team Pac-10 standings in '06 and seventh in '10 against the nation's top volleyball league. Before Moore’s arrival, UO stood in the top half of the Pac-10/12 that started in 1986 with its fourth-place finishes in 1986, ’87 and ’89.


POSTSEASON SUCCESS
Oregon has made NCAA Tournament trips in five of the last six years under Jim Moore, including its first-ever pair of NCAA Regional trips in 2007 and ‘08.

UO is 5-5 in postseason play under Moore, compared to a 1-5 mark in its four other NCAA appearances since the first tourney in 1981 (1984, ’86, ’87, ’89) that expanded to 64 teams in ‘98.

A list of NCAA appearances in his tenure follows:
2011 Colorado State - L, 2-3 (26-24, 21-25, 21-25, 25-15, 10-15), 1st Round at Honolulu, Hawai'i 
2009 Clemson - W 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-20), 1st Round at Lexington, Kent.
2009 Kentucky - L, 0-3 (20-25, 22-25, 17-25), 2nd Round at Lexington, Kent.
2008 Delaware - W, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-15), 1st Round at Washington, D.C.
2008 North Carolina - W, 3-1 (25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19), 2nd Round at Washington D.C.
2008 Iowa State - L, 2-3 (25-17, 25-11, 22-25, 22-25, 8-15), Regional at Austin, Texas
2007 Missouri State - W, 3-0 (31-29, 30-20, 31-29), 1st Round at Manhattan, Kan.
2007 Kansas State - W, 3-2 (24-30, 20-30, 30-27, 36-34, 15-11), 2nd Round at Manhattan, Kan.
2007 UCLA - L, 1-3 (23-30, 19-30, 30-28, 24-30), Regional at Stanford, Calif.
2006 Hawai’i - L, 0-3 (17-30, 17-30, 18-30), 1st Round at Long Beach State

This season’s NCAA tournament announcement will be broadcast on Sunday, November 25 at 1 p.m. Pacific Time live by ESPNU.

The top 16 seeds will then host four-team first- and second-round matches Thursday-Sunday, November 29-December 2.

The following weekend, the remaining 16 teams will play in four, four-team regionals hosted in Austin, Texas, Gainesville, Fla., Omaha, Neb., and West Lafayette,  Ind., on Friday-Sunday, December 7-8, with all matches broadcast on Friday by ESPN3 and Saturday by ESPNU.

The national semifinal and final will then be held hosted in Louisville, Kent., on Thu., and Friday, December 13 and 15, and will be broadcast by ESPN2.


MOORE COACHING NOTES
In 2011, Oregon’s 3-1 season-opening victory at then-No. 1 Penn State moved head coach Jim Moore to third all-time for UO in career wins past Gerry Gregory (fourth, 115-143, 1986-94)), and his current UO mark (159-85, 2005-present) trails only Karla Rice (196-67, 1967-77) and Chris Voelz (186-168, 1978-85).

That aforementioned win over the Nittany Lions and November’s 0-2 comeback victory over then-No. 1 UCLA marked UO’s first and second wins in 20 all-time tilts against top-ranked teams. Oregon’s August victory in State College, Pa., also ended the longest-ever home win streak in the sport for the four-time defending national champions (94 matches). Before Moore’s arrival, Oregon’s previous highest-ranked victim were three No. 7 teams three decades before – Stanford (1986), Hawai’i (‘84) and Texas (‘82).

In 2012, UO logged 10 wins or more in its first 15 matches under Moore for the eighth straight year, and its victory totals in that span follow: 2012 (14), ‘11 (12), ‘10 (14), ’09 (12), ’08 (11), ’07 (12), ’06 (11) and ’05 (10). In contrast, Oregon had pulled the feat only three times before since the start of the NCAA volleyball era in 1981 under head coach Gerry Gregory in 1991 (10), ’90 (10) and ’89 (11).

With its school-record-tying 14 straight wins in 2012, Oregon has won nine or more straight matches each of the last seven years and their longest streaks each year follow – 2012 (14* –a Duck record since NCAA volleyball play started in ‘81), ‘11 (10), 2010 (14*), '09 (10), '08 (9), '07 (10) and '06 (10).

UO’s prowess at home, especially in the non-conference slate, is well documented. The Ducks are 37-0 at home in non-conference action under Moore, thanks to its perfect marks in 2005 (5-0), ‘06 (4-0), ‘07 (6-0), ‘08 (6-0), ‘09 (5-0), ‘10 (4-0,)’11 (3-0) and ’12 (4-0).

Including conference play the last eight seasons, UO has staked an impressive 77-33 home record, and its overall year-by-year home marks under Moore (and conference) follow: 2012 (9-2), 2011 10-4 (7-4); 2010 8-5 (4-5); 2009: 11-3 (6-3); 2008 13-2 (7-2); 2007 11-4 (5-4); 2006 8-5 (4-5); and 2005 7-8 (1-8).

With its 23 wins in 2012, UO has claimed +17 wins for seven straight years for the first time in the modern volleyball era in 1981. All seven have come under Moore (23-’12, 21-’11; 19-‘10; 20-’09; 25-’08; 22-’07; 17-’06), and no other Oregon mentor has ever won +20 matches three straight seasons or +19 wins in six straight years in a similar span. Since the start of the Pac-12 in 1986, Moore’s teams own five of the team’s 20-win seasons (with the others coming in ’89 (21) and ’86 (22)).

The dean of current Oregon head coaches, Moore guided UO to its first ever pair of NCAA Regional round of 16 trips in school history in 2007 and ’08, and sports a 5-5 record in his five Duck NCAA trips (compared with a 1-5 mark in its five prior NCAA appearances).

One of only two Duck mentors to beat every conference foe, he led the team to three straight of .500 or better conference marks (9-9 ’09; 11-7 ’08; 9-9 ’07) for the first time since 1986-88, and four straight top-six finishes for the first time in school history (fourth in ’08, fifth (tie) in ’07 and sixth (tie) in ’06).

In the national rankings, UO has ranked top 25 in 88 polls in his tenure, thanks to a 59 straight editions from 2007-10 - more than double its previous best (28, 1986-88) - and two weeks late in 2006. That stretch included an all-time high of No. 2 three times in September and October this season among its 14 combined weeks in the top 10 (and all eight of its all-time top-five pollings in September, October and November).

Oregon has beaten 20, top-10 ranked teams under Moore (compared with six in the 23 previous years of the modern volleyball era (1981-2004)). Considering matches vs. top-five teams since '82, UO has staked all 10 of its victories since 2006, and 27 of its 47 all-time wins vs. top-25 teams (with 20 of those Moore-directed latter wins considered upsets based on that week’s national rankings).

Duck Victories vs. Top-25 Teams Since 2006

2012 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
8/25 - #20/#24 Ohio State, Columbus: 3-1
9/1 - #17/#10 Kentucky, Athens: 3-0
9/21 - #8/#2 USC, Los Angeles, 3-0
10/13 - #5/#2 Washington, Eugene, 3-1

2011 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
8/26 - RV/#1 Penn State , State College: 3-1
10/22 - #18/#7 Washington *, Eugene, 3-0
11/11 - #20/#1 UCLA *, Eugene, 3-2
11/18 - #15/#5 Stanford*, Palo Alto, 3-2
11/19 - #15/#3 California*, Berkeley, 3-2

2010 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
9/25 - #15/#7 Washington*, Eugene: 3-1

2009 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
9/18 - #12/#9 Minnesota, at Denver: 3-2
10/16 - #15/#14 California * , Eugene: 3-0
10/17 - #15/#5 Stanford * , Eugene: 3-2
11/21 - #18/#7 UCLA *, Eugene: 3-2
11/27 - #18/#4 Washington *, at Seattle, 3-2

2008 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
8/29 - #11/#23  NMSU, at Champaign: 3-1
10/3-#11/#5 UCLA *, Eugene: 3-1
10/4 - #11/#4 USC *, Eugene: 3-0
10/12 - #7/#24 Oregon State *, Eugene: 3-0
11/1 - #7/#9 UCLA *, at Los Angeles: 3-2
11/28 - #8/#7 California *, Eugene: 3-1

2007 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
9/15 - NR/#20 Ohio State, at Columbus: 3-0
11/8 - #20/#6 USC *, Eugene: 3-1
11/9 - #20/#9 UCLA *, Eugene: 3-0
12/1 - #13/#11 Kansas State^^, Manhattan: 3-2

2006 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
8/30  -/#17 LBSU, Long Beach: 3-1
10/19  -/#8 California *, Berkeley: 3-1

*Pac-10 match ^^NCAA Second Round


HOME COURT MAGIC
With its second-best attendance mark ever (5,007) vs. No. 1 Stanford in late November, UO has welcomed five of its top-25 all-time biggest home crowds in league tilts this year. Others have come vs. then-No. 2 Washington (#3, 3,978), Washington State (#9, 2928), Oregon State (#16, 2,355), California (#2, 2,011) and Utah (#25, 1,864).

In October 2011, the Ducks welcomed a home record volleyball crowd of 6,210 to Matthew Knight Arena for the match vs. returning league co-champion and No. 4 California. A month later it added its eighth-best mark (3,065) in its regular season finale vs. Oregon State.

Altogether the last eight years under head coach Jim Moore, the Ducks have played in front of 20 of the 26 largest home volleyball crowds ever at Matthew Knight Arena and McArthur Court.

Oregon’s burgeoning fan support has helped the program to a 35-0 non-conference home record under Moore, thanks to perfect marks in 2005 (5-0), ’06 (4-0), ‘07 (6-0), ‘08 (6-0), ’09 (5-0,)’10 (4-0), ‘11 (3-0) and ’12 (2-0).

A complete list of the top-26 ranked crowds during the Moore era follows:
 
- 6,210 (#1, vs. California, 10/7/11)
- 5,007 (#2, vs. Stanford, 11/4/12)
- 3,978 (#3, vs. Washington, 10/13/12)
- 3,817 (#4, vs. Washington, 11/16/08)
- 3,564 (#6, vs. Washington 9/25/09)
- 3,169 (#7, vs. Washington State, 11/14/08)
- 3,065 (#8, vs. Oregon State, 11/25/11)
- 2,928 (#9, vs. Washington State, 10/12/12)
- 2,777 (#10, vs. Oregon State, 11/16/07)
- 2,672 (#11, vs. Washington, 11/3/06)
- 2,518 (#13, vs. OSU, 10/27/09)
- 2,375 (#15, vs. Washington, 9/21/07)
- 2,355 (#16, vs. Oregon State, 9/19/12)
- 2,346 (#17, vs. Oregon State, 10/15/10)
- 2,260 (#18, vs. Oregon State, 9/29/06)
- 2,159 (#19, vs. Oregon State, 10/12/08)
- 2,011 (#20, vs. California, 11/2/12)
- 1,935 (#23, vs. USC, 11/20/10)
- 1,864 (#25, vs. Utah, 9/28/12)
- 1,842 (#26, vs. California, 11/16/06)
 
Season-wise, Oregon jumped four spots this week to 14th nationally this week in average home crowd attendance (2,341), even after its first three home dates were played before the start of the fall academic term.

For comparison’s sake, the Ducks’ UO's 2011 home average (1,704) ranked 20th nationally among the 330 Division 1 teams after it ranked 27th in both 2010 (1,295) and 2009 (1,433). In 2008, its nine-match conference average (2,393) was almost a 1,000 better than its 2007 average (1,412).

For more information on NCAA attendance rankings, visit the http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/stats/womens+volleyball/attendance/attendance.html  URL address.


BRAINS & BRAWN
In 2011, senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer repeated as a Capital One Academic All-America First Team choice after she picked up Third-Team honors in 2010.

The accounting major from Los Altos, Calif., sported a 4.02 cumulative GPA before last fall – the highest among the three teams nationally – and became the second Duck to ever repeat honors with four-time recipient Sue Harbor (First Team - 1984, '85); Second Team – 1982, ‘83).

Two other Ducks have received third-team honors once before - Kristen Bitter (2006) and Casey Crisler (1997).

Fischer also received her second academic all-district honor, and was one of five Ducks honored to Pacific-12 Conference All-Academic Teams.

Fischer repeated on the conference academic first team, and other honorees included second-team honorees and outside hitters Lauren Gross and Alaina Bergsma, and honorable mentions and defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki and setter Lauren Plum.

UO has now racked up 30 conference all-academic honors in seven years under head coach Jim Moore. In prior years, UO received at least three honors in 2010 (6), ‘08 (4), ‘07 (4), '06 (4) and '05 (5), to go along with two in ’09.

In the summer, the team picked up its second AVCA Team Academic Award after it maintained a +3.30 team GPA for the 2011-12 academic year. UO received similar honors twice before under Moore in 2005-06 and 2009-10, and also the season prior to his arrival (2004-05).


JIM MOORE - HEAD COACH PROFILE
Oregon's mercurial rise into the national elite has been charted by Jim Moore, the 2007 Collegiate Volleyball Update Coach of the Year and 2006 Pac-12 Conference Coach of the Year.

In 2010, he guided arguably his youngest team ever to a season-high 11th place national ranking and a 19-11 record. Oregon ran its AVCA ranking streak to 59 straight weeks, thanks to a school-record 14-match win streak to open the season en route to its fifth straight season with +17 wins (20-’09; 25-’08; 22-’07; 17-’06) for the first time since 1983-87.

The youthful Duck squad sported only one upperclassmen on its roster at season’s end, senior Heather Meyers who graduated ranked second all-time in the Pac-10 in career service aces (173). The All-Pac-10 First Team outside hitter also led the Pac-10 (0.56 p/s) and ranked sixth in the league in points (4.57 p/s) with the fourth- and sixth-best marks all-time for UO, and graduated top-10 ranked in nearly every school career category. All-Pac-10 Freshman team setter Lauren Plum ranked 12th nationally in assists (11.75) – tops among freshmen - and was later picked to the A2 National Team with All-Pac-10 honorable mention and outside hitter Alaina Bergsma. Sophomore outside hitter Katherine Fischer logged the highest double-double totals (14) among non-seniors, and topped the league in most aces in a match (6) with Meyers who recorded the feat three times.

Team-wise in ‘10, UO also ranked top 30 nationally in aces (24th, 1.61 p/s), assists (25th, 13.23 p/s), kills (29th, 14.12) and hitting (30th, .256).

In 2009, UO again spent the entire season ranked top 20 and climbed as high seventh nationally – its second highest polling ever. At season’s end, UO notched its third straight 20-win season (20-10) for the first time since 1978-80, a 14th-place NCAA tourney seeding and 17th-place final national ranking.

Oregon’s 9-9 Pac-10 mark was its third straight of .500 or better (9-9 ’09; 11-7 ’08; 9-9 ’07) for the first time since 1986-88, and its sixth-place finish marked its fourth straight top-six finish (fourth in ’08, fifth (tie) in ’07 and sixth (tie) in ’06).

UO claimed five wins over top-20 teams, including a pair of 0-2 comebacks vs. then-No. 7 UCLA, and at then-No. 4 Washington, and 3-2 wins over No. 5 Stanford and No. 9 Minnesota (3-2) and its first blanking of No. 14 California since ‘90. Oregon’s first victories over the Cardinal and Huskies since 1989 and 2000, respectively, also meant that Moore is the second mentor ever to lead UO to wins over all nine Pac-10 rivals in his career.

The Ducks were rewarded with a No. 14 NCAA Tournament seed – its third straight top-16 seed after it posted four wins against top-10 teams, including a pair of 0-2 November comebacks that resulted in 3-2 upsets of then-No. 7 UCLA and at then-No. 4 Washington.

In October, Oregon’s 3-2 win over then-No. 5 Stanford and 3-0 blanking of then-No. 14 Cal marked its first weekend sweep of the Bay Area rivals since ‘89, and the Stanford and Washington victories positioned Moore as the second Duck mentor to defeat every Pac-10 opponent.

Early in the season, UO climbed as high as No. 7 in the AVCA national poll its 42nd straight top-20 ranking (and among 14, top-10 appearances). That second-highest-ever ranking – just shy of its sixth-place ranking in ‘08 – came after a victory vs. then-No. 9 Minnesota that extended its third, school record start (10-0) the last four years. McArthur Court roared in approval countless times as UO went 11-2 at home, while its third-biggest-ever attendance of 3,564 in the Pac-10 opener marked another of the 10 crowds in Moore’s short tenure that rank among the 16 biggest in school history.

Fueling Oregon’s success again in ‘09 was the record-setting senior trio from his first Duck recruiting class – the All-America pair of outside hitter Sonja Newcombe (1,852 points) and middle blocker Neticia Enesi (389 block assists) and setter Nevena Djordjevic (4,400). Enesi and Newcombe were repeat All-Pac-10 picks and the latter player picked up her second AVCA National Player of the Week and third and fourth Pac-10 Player of the Week nods. Djordjevic, a All-Pac-10 honorable mention choice, ended the regular season ranked second nationally in assists (12.38), and Newcombe stood 20th in points (4.89) and kills (4.35) as did Enesi ranked 16th in hitting (0.374).

UO enjoyed another record-breaking campaign in 2008 under the Long Beach, Calif., native when it racked up its most overall wins (25) since 1984, scored its second straight (and ever) trip to the third round of the 64-team NCAA tournament, and its best Pac-10 finish and record (fourth, 11-7) since '87. During the regular season, Oregon enjoyed a school record 15-match home winning streak and its highest ever ranking (No. 6) among a string of top-15 rankings all season long that included a season-ending ninth-place position. Other highlights included a new school record crowd (3,817) and #3-biggest mark vs. Washington State (3,169), and its first pair of upsets vs. top-five ranked rivals (No. 4 USC (3-0) and No. 5 UCLA (3-1)).

In return for the team’s success in 2008, UO celebrated its first pair of same season All-Americans (Neticia Enesi, Gorana Maricic), first All-Pac-10 and All-Region trio (Enesi, Maricic, Newcombe); its second National Player of the Week honoree (Newcombe) after Maricic claimed similar honors in 2007; and new school and individual hitting records (.289 / .389 by Neticia Enesi).

2007 proved another storybook season when Oregon sprinted out to a 10-0 start, then advanced to the 64-team NCA Tournament third round for the first time after wins over Missouri State (3-0) and 11th-seeded Kansas State (3-2). The latter of those wins was a memorable one for Moore when UO battled back from a 2-0 deficit to upset No. 11 seed Kansas State on its home floor -  a program he had also resurrected a decade prior. The Ducks flashed similar instincts a month before at home when it beat its first pair of top-10 ranked foes (No. 6 USC and No. 9 UCLA) en route to a 9-9 league record and fifth-place finish (its best since 1989), while its 22-11 record featured its most overall wins since 1986. 

On the individual front in ‘07, outside hitter Gorana Maricic was tabbed UO’s second-ever All-American and a first-team Pac-10 and All-Region pick; Heather Meyers, Sonja Newcombe and Katie Swoboda were Pac-10 honorable mention choices; and Meyers was a Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team selection.

In his 24th year as a collegiate head coach, Moore began UO's transformation in 2005 by leading the Ducks to their then-highest win total (12) and winning percentage (.400) in 14 seasons. The next year in '06, he led the Ducks to their then-best overall (17-12) and conference (7-11) marks in nearly two decades, and Oregon was rewarded with its first postseason invitation since 1989. Sonja Newcombe was tabbed to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, and Neticia Enesi and Nevena Djordjevic were chosen as honorable mentions.

For comparison's sake, Oregon amassed a 24-64 record the three seasons prior to Moore's arrival, and registered just two Pac-10 wins. Since his arrival, UO has gone 95-59, won 37 Pac-10 matches and made three consecutive NCAA tournament trips for the first time in school history.

The eighth-year Duck mentor initially staked his reputation as a master program rebuilder at Northern Michigan (1989-94, 03-04), Kansas State (1994-97), Texas (1997-01) and Chico State (2001-03).

Those programs combined for a 143-228 (.385) mark before his arrival and improved to 268-118 (.694) the first season under his tutelage. That first stop included the 1993 national championship at Northern Michigan - part of a run that included two championship trips and three quarterfinal appearances.

In the Big 12 Conference, he took a Kansas State program that had gone 24-68 overall and 0-36 in Big 12 play and produced three straight winning seasons, a 26-9 mark in '96 and the team's first NCAA trip. At Texas, he guided the legendary program to the Big 12 title, three NCAA appearances, one Player of the Year honor, seven All-America selections and eight All-Big 12 honors. His Chico State squads went from a 15-75 record the three seasons before his arrival to 16-13 and 18-8 marks, and his subsequent Northern Michigan teams produced a sparkling 50-8 record.

He picked up his 400th and 500th overall career wins vs. Oregon State (11/16/07) and Utah (9/28/12), and now owns an overall record of 511-241 as a collegiate head coach.


JIM MOORE’S CAREER RECORD
Years   School           Overall       Conference    Postseason
1989-93 N. Michigan (5) 123-55 (.691)  62-20 (.756)  9-2 (.818) NCAA II
1994-96 Kansas State (3) 61-34 (.642)  21-23 (.477)  2-2 (.500) NCAA I
1997-00 Texas (4)        84-38 (.689)  58-22 (.725)  6-3 (.667) NCAA I
2001-02 Chico State (2)  34-21 (.618)  26-18 (.591   ---
2003-04 N. Michigan (2)  50-8 (.862)   31-5 (.861)   3-2 (.600) NCAA II
2005-   Oregon (8)       159-85 (.653)  72-76(.486)  5-5 (.555) NCAA I
           2005           12-18 (.400)   1-17 (.056)        ---
           2006           17-12 (.586)   7-11 (.389) 0-1 (.000) NCAA I
           2007           22-11 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2008           25- 9 (.736)   11-7 (.636) 2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2009           20-10 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  1-1 (.500) NCAA I
           2010           19-11 (.633)   7-11 (.389)              
           2011           21-10 (.677)  14-8 (.637)  0-1 (.000) NCAA I                  
           2012           23-4          14-4                           
TOTALS   24 YEARS        511-241(.680) 270-164(.623) 30-18 (.625)


THE PAC-12 CONFERENCE’S NCAA TOURNAMENT LEGACY
Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Women%27s_Volleyball_Championship

Top Two Teams in Final (5) - 1981, 84, 92, 94, 2002
One Team in Final (18) – 1982, 83, 85, 87, 90, 91, 96, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10, 11
Multiple Teams in Top Four (14) - 1981 (2), 82 (2), 83 (2), 84 (2), 85 (3), 92 (2), 94 (2), 2001 (2), 02 (2), 04 (3), 06 (3), 07 (3), 10 (2), 11 (2)
One Team In Top Four (15) - 1986, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 2000, 03, 05, 08
None in Top Four (2) - 1993, 2009

National Champions (14): USC, 1981; UCLA, 1984; UCLA, 1990; UCLA, 1991; Stanford, 1992; Stanford, 1994; Stanford, 1996; Stanford, 1997; Stanford, 2001; USC, 2002; USC, 2003; Stanford, 2004; Washington, 2005; UCLA, 2011
National Runners-up (14); UCLA, 1981; USC, 1982; UCLA, 1983; Stanford, 1984; Stanford, 1985; Stanford, 1987; UCLA, 1992; UCLA, 1994; Stanford, 1999; Stanford, 2002; Stanford, 2006; Stanford, 2007; Stanford, 2008; California 2010

Other NCAA Tourney Semifinalists (17): Stanford, 1982; Stanford, 1983; UCLA, 1985; USC, 1985; Stanford, 1986; UCLA, 1988; UCLA, 1989; Stanford, 1995; USC, 2000; Arizona, 2001; USC, 2004; Washington 2004; UCLA, 2006; Washington, 2006; California, 2007; USC, 2007; USC, 2010; USC, 2011

 
THE LAST TIME OREGON VOLLEYBALL:
Largest Season Set Winning Margin:  19 (25-6), vs. WCU (8/31)
Largest Season Set Losing Margin: 8 (17-25) at #24 Ohio St., vs. California (17-25), vs. Arizona State (17-25)
Longest Season Scoring Run-Set: 14 pts (3rd set) vs. Houston (8/25); 14 pts (1st set) at Arizona (10/19)
Record in Sets #1: 21-6; #2: 21-6; #3: 24-3; #4 7-3: #5 2-3
Sets W/L in Extra-Regulation: 5-2
Record against top-25 opponents (Top 10/Top 5): 4-1 (3-3 / 2-1)
Current Streak: Won 1 matches
Longest Season Win Streak: 14 matches
Longest Season Losing Streak: 2 matches
Won a road match: at WSU, 3-1 (11/17/12)
Won at home: vs. Arizona (11/10/12)
Won on the road (Neutral): vs. #10 Kentucky, Athens (9/1/12)
Lost a match: at #6 Washington, 2-3 (11/16/12)
Lost at home: vs. California, 2-3 (11/2/12)
Lost an away match: at #6 Washington, 2-3 (11/16/12)
Lost on the road (Neutral): vs. Colorado State, 2-3 (12/1/11)
Won 3-0 at home: vs. Arizona (11/10/12)
Won 3-0 on the road: at Utah, 3-0 (10/28/12)
Lost 3-0 at home: vs. #1 Stanford (11/4/12)
Lost 3-0 on the road: at Oregon State (11/22/11)
Won 3-1 at home: vs. #2 Washington (10/13/12)
Won 3-1 on the road: at WSU, 3-1 (11/17/12)
Lost 3-1 at home: vs. # 10 UCLA (11/19/10)
Lost 3-1 on the road:  #6 UCLA, in Los Angeles, 1-3 (10/15/11)
Lost 3-1 at home: vs. #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
Won 3-2 at home: vs. Arizona State (11/9/12)
Won 3-2 on the road: at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
Lost 3-2 on the road: at #6 Washington, 2-3 (11/16/12))
Lost 3-2 at home: vs. California (11/2/12)
Beat a Pac-12 opponent: at WSU, 3-1 (11/17/12))
Lost to a Pac-12 opponent: vs. #1 Stanford, 0-3 (11/4/12)
Beat a top-5/top-10 team on the road: at #2 USC, 3-0, (9/21/12)
Beat a top-5/10/25 team at home: vs. #2 Washington (10/13/12)
Lost to a top-5/-10/-25 team at home: #1 Stanford, 0-3 (11/4/12)
Lost to a top-5 team on the road: vs. #4 USC, 0-3 (11/12/11)
Lost to a top-10 team on the road: vs. #6 Wash., 2-3 (11/16/12)


2012 University of Oregon Ducks Numerical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    EXP    Hometown/Previous School(s)
1    Natalie Bookout Gonzalez    DS    5-1    So.    1L    Riverside, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
2    Alaina Bergsma    OH    6-3    RSr.    2L    Chandler, Ariz. (Valley Christian)
3    Kellie Kawasaki    DS    5-5    Sr.    3L    West Linn, Ore. (West Linn)
4    Lauren Plum    S    5-9    Jr.    2L    Poway, Calif. (Poway)
5    Canace Finley    MB    6-2    Fr.    HS    Fort Collins, Colo. (Poudre)
6    Liz Brenner    OH    6-1    So.    1L    Portland, Ore. (Jesuit)
7    Ariana Williams    MB    6-2    Jr.    2L    Riverside, Calif. (Poly)
9    Haley Jacob    L    5-2    Sr.    3L    League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
10    Bethany Bair    OH    6-0    Sr.    TR    West Haven, Utah. (Fremont HS / Weber State)
11    Maddie Magee    OH    6-1    Fr.    HS    Sammamish, Wash. (Skyline)
12    Katherine Fischer    OH    5-10    Sr.    3L    Los Altos, Calif. (Homestead)
15    Clelia DeFelice    MB    6-2    Fr.    HS    Milan, Italy
16    Shellsy Ashen    S    5-10    So.    1L    Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills)
17    Tatum Norton    DS    5-6    Fr.    HS    Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Harbor)
18    Martenne Bettendorf    OH    6-2    Fr.    HS    Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic)

2012 University of Oregon Ducks Alphabetical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    EXP    Hometown/Previous School(s)
16    Shellsy Ashen    S    5-10    So.    1L    Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills)
10    Bethany Bair    OH    6-0    Sr.    TR    West Haven, Utah. (Fremont HS/Weber State)
2    Alaina Bergsma    OH    6-3    RSr.    2L    Chandler, Ariz. (Valley Christian)
18    Martenne Bettendorf    OH    6-2    Fr.    HS    Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic)
6    Liz Brenner    OH    6-1    So.    1L    Portland, Ore. (Jesuit)
1    Natalie Bookout Gonzalez    DS    5-1    So.    1L    Riverside, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
15    Clelia DeFelice    MB    6-2    Fr.    HS    Milan, Italy
5    Canace Finley    MB    6-2    Fr.    HS    Fort Collins, Colo. (Poudre)
12    Katherine Fischer    OH    5-10    Sr.    3L    Los Altos, Calif. (Homestead)
9    Haley Jacob    L    5-2    Sr.    3L    League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
3    Kellie Kawasaki    DS    5-5    Sr.    3L    West Linn, Ore. (West Linn)
11    Maddie Magee    OH    6-1    Fr.    HS    Sammamish, Wash. (Skyline)
17    Tatum Norton    DS    5-6    Fr.    HS    Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Harbor)
4    Lauren Plum    S    5-9    Jr.    2L    Poway, Calif. (Poway)
7    Ariana Williams    MB    6-2    Jr.    2L    Riverside, Calif. (Poly)

Head Coach: Jim Moore (Eighth Year)
Assistant Coaches: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Eighth Year), Stacy Metro (Eighth Year)
Volunter Coach: Gary Meininger (First Year)
Director of Operations/Video Coordinator: Joe Skinner
Managers: Devin Curran, Hanna Ostlind

PLAYER PRONUNCIATIONS: Alaina Bergsma (ah-LANE-ah), Martenne Bettendorf  (mar-TEEN BET-in-dorf), Clelia DeFelice (clay-lee-yah day-fay-lee-chay), Canace Finley (cah-NASE), Lauren Plum (PLUMB), Ariana Williams (R-ee-ah-nah); CITIES: Laguna Niguel (lah-GOO-nah nih GHEL), Poway (POW-ay), Sammamish (suh-MAM-ish); POSITION: lee-BARE-oh.


 
NOTABLE DUCK CAREER / SEASON STATISTICS & NOTES

 
DOUBLE-DOUBLES

Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH (13)    2012 (*5)
*23 kills, 15 digs, at #24 Ohio St.(5s) (8/25/12)
*23 kills, 13 digs, at Ohio (4s) (9/2/12)
*13 kills, 10 digs, vs. #26 Oregon St. (3s) (9/19/12)
*31 kills, 11 digs, at #6 Washington (5s) (11/16/12)
*32 kills, 15 digs, at Washington St. (4s) (11/17/12)
23 kills, 11 digs, vs. #12 Minn, (5s) (8/27/11)
14 kills, 14 digs, vs. Cal Poly, (3s) (9/13/11)
13 kills, 10 digs, vs. #4 Cal, (3s) (10/7/11)
11 kills, 11 digs, at #3 USC, (4s) (10/14/11)
18 kills, 11 digs, vs. #7 Wash. (3s) (10/22/11)
17 kills, 10 digs, vs. Utah, (5s) (10/28/11)
13 kills, 11 digs, vs. Colo. (3s) (10/30/11)
30 kills, 10 digs, vs. CSU (5) (12/1/11)

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH (34)    2012 (*6)
*20 kills, 11 digs at Ohio (4s) (9/2/12)
*11 kills, 11 digs vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) (9/19/12)
*12 kills, 12 digs at #2 USC (3s) (9/21/12)
*10 kills, 12 digs at California (4s) (10/3/12)
*11 kills, 12 digs vs. Cal (5s) (11/2/12)
*15 kills, 14 digs at #6 Wash. (5s) (11/17/12)
11 kills, 11 digs vs. Seattle, (3s) (9/2/11)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18/11)
14 kills, 11 digs at Colorado, (3s) (9/23/11)
11 kills, 13 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1/11/11)
10 kills, 20 digs at #3 USC, (4s) (10/14/11)
11 kills, 13 digs at #6 UCLA, (4s) (10/15/11)
10 kills, 18 digs vs. #7 Wash. (3s) (10/22/11)
12 kills, 20 digs vs. #1 UCLA (5s) (11/11/11)
17 kills, 15 digs at #3 Cal (5s) (11/19/11)
11 kills, 12 digs vs. OSU (3s) (11/25/11)
16 kills, 10 digs vs. Santa Clara (3s)(8/27/10)
13 kills, 11 digs at Seattle (5s) (9/6/10)
14 kills, 12 digs (3s) vs. Siena (9/12/10)
15 kills, 14 digs (3s) vs. Portland (9/15/10)
15 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18/10)
19 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. SHSU (9/18/10)
11 kills, 10 digs (3s) vs. WSU (9/24/10)
15 kills, 15 digs (4s) vs. #7 UW (9/25/10)
14 kills, 10 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8/10)
15 kills, 12 digs (5s) vs. UA (10/9/10)
24 kills, 13 digs (5s) at ASU (11/6/10)
13 kills, 12 digs (4s) at OSU (11/12/10)
14 kills, 12 digs (4s) vs. #10 UCLA (11/19/10)
18 kills, 19 digs (5s) vs. #6 USC (11/20/10)
10 kills, 12 digs at OSU (5s) (10/2/09)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. No. 5 Stan.(5s) (10/17/09)
15 kills, 13 digs at #13 UCLA (5s), (10/23/09)
13 kills, 16 digs at #4 Wash. (5s), (11/27/09)

Lauren Plum, Jr., S (24)     2012 (*5)
*59 assists, 16 digs (5s) #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
*54 assists, 15 digs (4s) at Cal (10/3/12)
*46 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. UCSB (9/5/12)
*57 assists, 10 digs (4s) vs. #2 Wash. (10/13/12)
*40 assists, 10 digs at Arizona (10/19/12))
47 assists, 11 digs (5s) vs. #12 Minn. (9/1/11)
33 assists, 10 digs vs. Portland State (9/6/11)
53 assists, 10 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18)
54 assists, 10 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1)
26 assists, 19 digs vs. #4 Cal, (4s) (10/7/11)
47 assists, 17 digs vs #7 Stanf. (4s) (10/8/11)
45 assists, 10 digs vs. WSU (5s) (10/21/11)
52 assists, 12 digs vs. #7 UW (3s) (10/22/11)
57 assists, 12 digs vs. Utah (5s) (10/28/11)
32 assists, 10 digs at Arizona (3s) (11/6/11)
60 assists, 11 digs at #5 Stanford (5s) (11/18/11)
57 assists, 14 digs at #3 California (5s) (11/19/11)
53 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18/10)
54 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8/10)
44 assists, 12 digs (3s) vs. OSU (10/15/10)
51 assists, 10 digs (5s) at #8 USC (10/22/10)
38 assists, 11 digs (3s) vs. #3 Cal (10/30/10)
65 assists, 10 digs (5s)  at ASU (11/6/10)
41 assists, 10 digs (4s) vs. #6 UCLA (11/19/10)

Liz Brenner, So., OH (*6)    2012 (*6)
*19 kills, 17 digs at #7 Stanford (5s) (10/8/12)
*13 kills, 12 digs, at ASU (10/20/12)
*26 kills, 12 digs, vs. California (5s) (11/2/12)
*17 kills, 11 digs, vs. ASU (5s) (11/9/12)
*22 kills, 20 digs, at #6 Wash. (5s) (11/16/12)
*15 kills, 12 digs at WSU (4s) (11/17/12)


+20 KILLS

Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH (17)    2012 (*7)
*32, at WSU (4s) (11/17/12)
*31, at #6 Washington (5s) (11/16/12)
30 vs. Colo. St., (5s), (12/1/11)
*28 vs. ASU (5s) (11/9/12)
27 at Washington State, (4s), (10/1/11)
26 vs. #7 Stanford, (4s), (10/8/11)
*25, vs. California (5s) (11/2/12)
25 vs. #1 UCLA, (5s), (11/11/11)
24 at Arizona State, (4s) (11/4/11)
*23, at Ohio (4s) (9/2/12)
*23 vs. #2 Washington (4s) (10/13/12)
*23, at #24 Ohio State (5s) (8/25/12)
23 vs. #12 Minnesota, (5s), (8/27/11)
22 vs. Arizona State, (4s), (9/18/11)
21 vs #7 Wash., 4 sets (9/25/10)
20 vs. #7 Washington (3s) (10/22/11)
20 vs. Arizona, 5 sets (10/9/10)

Liz Brenner, So., OH (3)    2012 (*3)
31 at #5 Stanford, 5 sets (11/18/11)
*26 vs. Cal, 5 sets (11/2/12)
*22 at #6 Washington (5s) (11/16/12)

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH (2)     2012 (1)
20 at Ohio, 4 sets (9/2/12)
24 at ASU, 5 sets (11/6/10)

.500 HITTING (min. 12 kills)

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH (4)    2012 (*1)
.722 (14K-1E-18A) vs. Florida Int. (9/18/10)
*.619 (14K-1E-21A) vs. #10 Kent. (9/1/12)
.542 (14K-1E-24A) at Colorado (9/23/11)
.647 (12K-1E-17A) vs. Siena (9/10/10)

Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH (4)    2011 (*1)
.559 (21K, 2E, 34A), 4s, vs #7 UW (9/25/10)
.538 (17K-3E-26A) at American (8/31/11)
*.500 (14K-2E-24A) vs. #10 Kent. (9/1/12)
.500 (11K, 2E, 18A), 3s, vs. OSU (10/15/10)

Liz Brenner, So., OH (8)     2012 (*5)
.651 (31K-3E-43A), 5s at #5 Stanford (11/18)
*.577 (16K-1E-26A), 3s, vs. #26 OSU (9/19/12)
*.538 (17K-3E-26A), 3s vs. St. Mary’s (9/10/12)
.538 (17K-3E-26A), 3s at Amer. (8/31/11)
.526 (12K-2E-19A), 3s vs. Colo. (10/30/11)
*.516 (18k-2e-31a), 3S VS. Arizona (11/10/12)
.500 (12K-2E-20A), 3s, vs WSU (10/12/12)
*.500 (9K-1E-16A), 3s vs. Houston (8/25/12)

Ariana Williams, Jr., MB (5)    2012 (*1)
.722 (14K- 1E-18A), 4s, vs FIU (9/18/10)
*.667 (14K-2E-18A), 3s, vs. #26 OSU (9/19/12)
.556 (13K-3E-18A), 3s at #3 UW (9/30/11)
.556 (13K-3E-18A), 3s at #3 UW (9/30/11)
.500 (13K, 3E, 20A), 4s, at Fresno (8/28/10)

+20 POINTS

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH (4)     2012 (*2)
24 (24K, 0SA, 0B), 5s at ASU (11/6/10)
21.5 (16K, 3SA, 2.5BA), 5s at PSU (9/7/10)
*21 (20K, 1 SA), 4s at Ohio (9/2/12)
*21 (18K, 0 SA), 4s at California (10/3/12)

Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH (19)     2012 (*6)
32 (30K, 1 SA, 2 BA), 5s, vs Colorado State (12/1/11)
*29 (28K-2 BA), 5s, vs. ASU (11/9/12)
29 (25K, 2 SA, 1 BS, 1 BA), 5s vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
28.5 (27K, 1BS, 1BA), 4s at WSU (10/1/11)
28.5 (24K, 2SA, 2BS, 1 BA), 4s at ASU (11/4/11)
27.5 (26K, 3 BA), 4s vs. #7 Stan. (10/8/11)
*25.5 (25K, 1BA), 5s vs. California (11/2/12)
*25.5 (23K, 1 SA, 1 BA), 4s at Ohio (9/2/12)
*24.5 (23K, 1 SA, 0.5 BA), 5s  at #24 Ohio St. (8/25/12)
*23 (23K), 4s, vs. #2 Washington (10/13/12)
24 (22K, 0 SA, 2 B), 4s vs. ASU (9/18/11)
24 (20K, 3 SA, 2 BA), 3s vs. #7 UW (10/22/11)
23.5 (23K, 0.5B), 5s vs. #12 Minn. (8/27/11)
*21.0 (18K, 6 BA), 4s at California (10/3/12)
21 (19K, 1 SA, 1B), at #1 Penn St. (8/26/11)
21, 5s (20K, 2BA), 5s vs. Arizona (10/9/10)
20.5 (17K, 2SA, 3BA), 5s vs. Utah (10/28/11)
20 (18K, 1 SA, 1 B), vs. Seattle (9/2/11)
1K, 4BA), 4s vs. #7 UW (9/25/10)

Liz Brenner, So., OH (4)    (*4)
32.5 (31K, 3BA), 5s at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
*27.5 (26K, 1 SA, 1BA), 5s vs. California (11/2/12)
*24. (19K, 2 SA, 2BS, 3BA) at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
*23.5 (18K-4 SA-1 BS-1 BA) vs. Arizona (11/10/12))
 
+50 ASSISTS

Lauren Plum, Jr., S (25)     2012 (*8)
*75 (5s), at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
66 (5s), vs. #6 USC (11/20/10)
65 (5s), at ASU (11/7/10)
*64 (4s), at Washington State (11/17/12)
*64 (4s), at Ohio (9/2/12)
*63 (5s), vs. California (11/2/12)
*63 (5s) vs. ASU (11/9/12)
*61 (5s), at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
60 (5s), at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
59 (5s), at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
58 (4s), at ASU (11/4/11)
*57 (4s), vs. #2 Washington (10/13/12)
57 (5s), at #3 California (11/19/11)
57 5s), vs. Utah (10/28/11)
56 5s), vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
56 5s), vs. Arizona (10/9/10)
55 5s), at Portland State (9/7/10)
55 (5s, vs. Colorado State (12/1/11)
*48 (4s), at Cal (10/3/12)
54 (4s), vs. Arizona State (10/8/10)
54 (4s), at Washington State (10/1/11)
53 (4s), vs. ASU (9/18/11)
53 (5s), at Seattle (9/6/10)
52 (3s), vs. #7 Washington (10/22/11)
51 (4s), at Oregon State (11/12/10)
51 (5s), at #8 USC (10/22/10)

+20 DIGS

Haley Jacob, Sr., L (21)     2012 (*7)
35, 5s, at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
32, 5s, vs. Colorado St.(12/1/11)
*25, 5s, vs. California (11/2/12)
*26, 4s, vs. #2 Washington (10/13/12)
*26, 5s, at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
26, 5s, vs. #6 USC (10/20/10)
25, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28/11)
24, 4s, vs. #10 UCLA (11/19/10)
*24, 5s vs. ASU (1/9/12)
24, 5s, at Seattle (9/6/10)
23, 5s at ASU (11/6/10)
*22, 4s, at Washington State, 11/17/12
23, 4s, at ASU (11/4/11)
22, 4s, vs. ASU (10/8/10)
22, 5s at #8 USC (10/22/10)
21, 3s, vs. Cal Poly (9/13/11)
21, 5s, at #3 California (11/19/11)
*21, 3s, at #2 USC (9/21/12)
*20, 4s at Cal (10/3/12)
*20, 5s, at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
20, 4s, vs. #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
20, 5s, vs. Washington State (10/21/11)

Kellie Kawasaki, Sr., L/DS  (2)
22, 5s, at Washington (11/27/09)
20, 3s, vs. Arizona State (11/7/09)

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH  (2)    
20, 4s, at #3 USC (10/14/11)
20, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)

Liz Brenner, So., OH (1)     2012 (*1)
*20, 5s at #6 Washington (11/16/12)

+4 ACES
Lauren Plum, Jr., S  (3)   
5, 5s, at Portland State (9/7/10)
4, 5s, at #3 California (11/19/11)
4, 5s, vs. Colorado State (12/1/11)

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH (3)    2012 (*1)
6, 3s vs. WSU (9/24/10)
*5, 3s, vs. #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
4, 3s, at Utah (9/24/11)

Liz Brenner, So., OH (1)    2012 (*1)
4, 3s, vs. Arizona (11/10/12)

Kellie Kawasaki, Sr., DS  (1)   
4, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
 
 
UO’S 2012 RECORD WHEN:
Up 1-0: 21-0    Up 2-0: 18-0    Up 2-1: 5-2
Tied 1-1: 4-2    Tied 2-2: 2-3
Down 0-1: 2-4    Down 0-2: 1-1       Down 1-2: 1-1
3 sets: 12-1    4 sets: 4-0    5 sets: 2-2

Hitting .300: 13-1       Opponent hitting .300: 0-2
Leading in Kills: 23-4       Trailing in Kills: 0-0
Leading in Hitting: 23-1       Trailing in Hitting: 0-3
Leading in Aces: 16-4    Tied: 4-0       Trailing in Aces: 3-0
Leading in Blocks: 6-0    Tied: 2-0    Trailing in Blocks: 15-4


PAC-12 STANDINGS (11/19/12)
Team           Pac-12 Overall    H    A    N    L10    Strk
#2 Stanford    17-1    25-3    13-0    9-3    3-0    9-1    W1
#4 USC    14-4    26-4    15-1    7-3    4-0    9-1    W5
#6 Oregon    14-4    23-4    9-2    10-2    4-0    7-3    W1
#5 Wash.    13-5    22-5    13-1    7-4    2-0    6-4    W2
#7 UCLA    13-5    21-6    9-1    8-5    4-0    8-2    L1
Arizona    8-10    16-13    12-7    3-6    1-0    5-5    W2
California    8-10    14-14    5-5    6-7    3-2    5-5    L2
Arizona    State    7-11    18-13    9-4    5-8    4-1    5-5    W1
Oregon    State    4-14    14-16    3-5    3-10    8-1    1-9    L1
Colorado    4-14    14-16    7-8    3-8    4-0    1-9    L6
Utah    4-14    13-18    6-6    3-9    4-3    2-8    L1
WSU    2-16    12-18    5-6    2-11    5-1    2-8    L4


NATIONAL POLLS #13
Rankings            School (1st Place) W-L    Prev
AVCA  Pab    RPI VBM            AVCA #
1    1    2    1    Penn State (56)        27-2    2
*2    2    1    2    Stanford (4)         25-3    1
3    3    3    3    Texas        23-3    3
*4    5    10    4    USC        26-4    8
*5    9    12    5    Washington        22-5    6
>6    8    11    7    Oregon        23-4    4
*7    4    8    6    UCLA        21-6    5
8    16    16    7    Hawai’i        24-2    7
9    15    4    8    Louisville        27-3    10
10    13    5    10    Nebraska        21-6    9
11    11    7    11    Minnesota        22-7    14
12    14    9    12    Florida State        26-3    11
13    20    22    15    Dayton        25-4    12
*14    18    20    13    Ohio State        22-8    15
15    7    14    14    Florida        23-4    16
16    6    13    16    BYU        25-3    13
17    27    28    17    W. Kentucky        32-3    17
18    12    23    19    Iowa State        18-7    19
19    26    25    18    San Diego        21-6    18
20    29    6    RV    Kansas         23-6    22
21    31    29    RV    Creighton        26-3    23
22    28    26    RV    Purdue        19-10    21
23    23    21    20    Miami (FL)        25-4    24
24    22    19    -    North Carolina        24-5    25
25    43    17    RV    Kansas State        21-7    20
RV    19    15    RV    Tennessee        21-6    -
RV    17    18    -    Texas A&M        22-5    -
RV    25    24    -    Kentucky        18-10    -

Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): *St. Mary’s (CA) 68; Tennessee 60; Michigan State 36; Texas A&M 36; Marquette 26; Pepperdine 22; *Kentucky 9; Michigan 4; Colorado State 2

Next poll: December 18, 2012

*indicates Duck opponents in 2012
 

2012 PAC-12 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
Preaseason            2011 Record             2011 NCAA
Prediction          Overall Pac-12       Tourney Finish
1. UCLA (10)          30-6   17-5 (2nd)   NCAA Champion
2. Stanford (2)       22-8   15-7 (4th-t)     2nd Round
3. USC                29-5   20-2 (1st)       Semifinal
4. Oregon             21-10  14-8 (6th)       1st Round
5. Washington         24-8   15-7 (4th-t)     2nd Round
6. California         26-7   16-6 (3rd)       1st Round
7. Arizona            19-13  11-11 (7th)      1st Round
8. Arizona State       9-22   5-17 (10th)
9. Oregon State       16-16   8-14 (8th)   
10. Utah              11-20   6-16 (9th) 
11. Washington State  12-20   4-18 (11th)
12. Colorado           6-24   1-21 (12th)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL HISTORY

First Season / Postseason Appearances: 1968 / 17
All-Time Overall / Conference Record: 740-667-21 (45th)/ 192-402
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ’80, Eighth Year)
Career Record / at UO: 511-241, 24th year / 158-86, 7th year
Assistant Coach: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Eighth Year, Houston, ‘90)
Assistant Coach: Stacy Metro (Eighth Year, Northern Michigan, ‘94)
Volunteer Coach: Gary Meininger (First Year)
Director of Operations / Video Coordinator: Joe Skinner
Managers: Devin Curran, Hanna Ostlind
Athletic Trainer / Physician: Kate Kinney / Dr. Greg Skaggs
Nutritionist: James Harris, Rachel Stratton
2010 Overall / Pac-10 Record: 19-11 / 7-11 (7th)
Highest / Final 2010 AVCA National Ranking: 11 / --
Starters Returning / Lost:  4 + libero / 2 (letterwinners r/l: 7/3)
Transfer / Freshman Newcomers: 1 / 5


OREGON VOLLEYBALL MEDIA
Jerry Allen Internet Show: www.GoDucks.tv
TV: www.KVAL.com , www.KEZI.com , www.kmtr.com
Newspapers: Register Guard - www.registerguard.com
Daily Emerald - www.dailyemerald.com
Oregonian - www.OregonLive.com
Online: Duck News - www.ducknews.com
Duck Sports News - www.ducksportsnews.com
Radio: www.KWVA.org , www.KUGN.com


OTHER ONLINE VOLLEYBALL LINKS
NCAA - www.ncaa.com
Pacific-12 Conference - www.Pac-12.org
AVCA - www.avca.org
USA Volleyball - www.usavolleyball.org
Volleyball Magazine - www.volleyballmag.com
NCAA Statistics - http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/rankings?sportCode=WVB
Rich Kern - www.ncaa.www.richkern.com
NCAA RPI index - http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2011WVBrpi1.html
NCAA Record Book - http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/stats/volleyball/index.html
 

2012 OREGON INDIVIDUAL MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills
 .667 (14- 2-18)    Williams, Ariana vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
 .619 (14- 1-21)    Fischer, Katherine vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
 .577 (16- 1-26)    Brenner, Liz at #2 USC (9/21/12)
 .538 (17- 3-26)    Brenner, Liz vs St. Marys (9/10/12)
 .516 (18- 2-31)    Brenner, Liz vs Arizona (11/10/12)
 .500 (12- 2-20)    Brenner, Liz vs #2 Washington (10/12/12)
 .500 (14- 2-24)    Bergsma, Alaina vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
 .455 (26- 6-44)    Brenner, Liz vs California (11/2/12)
 >.452 (32- 4-62)    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (11/17/12)
 .444 (12- 4-18)    Williams, Ariana vs #2 Washington (10/13/12)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
> 32 (32- 4-62) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (11/17/12)
> 31 (31-12-63) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
28 (28- 6-66) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
26 (26- 6-44) 5s    Brenner, Liz vs California (11/2/12)
25 (25- 6-47) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs California (11/2/12)
23 (23- 6-51) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
23 (23- 5-45) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Ohio (9/2/12)
23 (23- 7-46) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #2 Washington (10/13/12)
> 22 (22- 6-39) 5s    Brenner, Liz at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
20 (20- 5-38) 4s    Fischer, Katherine at Ohio (9/2/12)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
66 (28- 6-66) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
> 63 (31-12-63) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
> 62 (32- 4-62) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (11/17/12)
53 (19- 7-53) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
51 (23- 6-51) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)

POINTS
> 33.5 (31- 2- 0.5) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
> 33.5 (32- 1- 0.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (11/17/12)
29.0 (28- 0- 1.0) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
27.5 (26- 1- 0.5) 5s    Brenner, Liz vs California (11/2/12)
25.5 (25- 0- 0.5) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs California (11/2/12)

ASSISTS
> 75 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
66 (5s)    Plum, Lauren vs California (11/2/12)
64 (4s)    Plum, Lauren at Ohio (9/2/12)
> 64 (4s)    Plum, Lauren at Washington State (11/17/12)
63 (5s)    Plum, Lauren vs Arizona State (11/9/12)

DIGS
26 (4s)    Jacob, Haley vs #2 Washington (10/13/12)
26 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
25 (5s)    Jacob, Haley vs California (11/2/12)
24 (5s)    Jacob, Haley vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
> 22 (4s)    Jacob, Haley at Washington State (11/17/12)

ACES
5    Fischer, Katherine vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
4    Brenner, Liz vs Arizona (11/10/12)
3    Fischer, Katherine at PSU (9/12/12)
3    Jacob, Haley at Arizona State (10/20/12)
3    Fischer, Katherine vs Houston (8/25/12)

BLOCKS (BS-BA)
6 ( 1- 5)    Finley, Canace at PSU (9/12/12)
6 ( 0- 6)    Bergsma, Alaina at California (10/3/12)
5 ( 2- 3)    Brenner, Liz at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
5 ( 1- 4)    Finley, Canace vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
5 ( 1- 4)    Finley, Canace at Arizona State (10/20/12)
5 ( 1- 4)    Brenner, Liz vs UCSB (9/5/12)
5 ( 0- 5)    Williams, Ariana at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
5 ( 0- 5)    Finley, Canace at California (10/3/12)
4 ( 3- 1)    Williams, Ariana vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
> 4 ( 2- 2)    Finley, Canace at #6 Washington (11/16/12)

 
2012 OREGON TEAM MATCH HIGHS


ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA)
 .500 (51-10- 82)    vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
 .411 (52- 8-107)    vs #2 Washington (10/12/12)
 .368 (56-17-106)    vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
 .364 (42-14- 77)    vs Toledo (8/24/12)
 .360 (52-16-100)    vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)
 .357 (55-14-115)    at #2 USC (9/21/12)
 .344 (47-15- 93)    vs Houston (8/25/12)
 .337 (48-13-104)    at Arizona (10/19/12)
 > .327 (73-20-162)    at Washington State (11/17/12)
 .319 (77-25-163)    vs California (11/2/12)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
> 88 (88-34-188) 5s    at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
77 (77-25-163) 5s    vs California (11/2/12)
75 (75-21-171) 5s    vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
> 73 (73-20-162) 4s    at Washington State (11/17/12)
73 (73-39-202) 5s    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
70 (70-26-152) 4s    at Ohio (9/2/12)
66 (66-23-148) 5s    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
66 (66-24-146) 4s    vs #2 Washington (10/13/12)
64 (64-31-161) 4s    at California (10/3/12)
57 (57-24-134) 4s    vs UCSB (9/5/12)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
202 (73-39-202) 5s    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
> 188 (88-34-188) 5s    at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
171 (75-21-171) 5s    vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
163 (77-25-163) 5s    vs California (11/2/12)
>162 (73-20-162) 4s    at Washington State (11/17/12)
161 (64-31-161) 4s    at California (10/3/12)

ASSISTS
> 87 (5s)    at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
71 (5s)    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
69 (5s)    vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
68 (5s)    vs California (11/2/12)
> 68 (4s)    at Washington State (11/17/12)

DIGS
> 83 (5s)    at #6 Washington (11/16/12)
83 (5s)    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
> 69 (4s)    at Washington State (11/17/12)
66 (5s)    vs California (11/2/12)
66 (4s)    vs #2 Washington (10/13/12)

ACES
11    vs Arizona (11/10/12)
8    vs Toledo (8/24/12)
8    vs Colorado (9/29/12)
8    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
7    vs Houston (8/25/12)

BLOCKS
10.0    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
10.0    vs Colorado (9/29/12)
10.0    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
8.0    at Arizona State (10/20/12)
8.0    at California (10/3/12)
7.5    vs Arizona State (11/9/12)
7.5    at Coloradorado (10/26/12)
> 7.0    at Washington State (11/17/12)
7.0    at Utah (10/28/12)
7.0    at PSU (9/12/12)

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