NCAA REGIONAL VOLLEYBALL 3rd/4th ROUND ACTION – WEEK 16

Friday, December 7 - NCAA 3rd Round
- 2 p.m. PT – ESPN3.com - #5 Oregon (27-4) vs. #12 BYU (28-3)
- 4 p.m. PT - ESPN3.com - #4 Nebraska (24-6) vs. #13 Washington (25-6)

Saturday, December 8 - NCAA 4th Round
- 3:30 p.m. PT – ESPNU-TV / ESPN3.com - 3rd-Round Winners (Oregon-BYU vs. Neb.-Wash.)




WHAT’S ON TAP
EUGENE – This weekend, the #5-seeded University of Oregon volleyball team (27-4, 16-4) looks ahead to its fourth-ever NCAA Round of 16 appearance (and third under head coach Jim Moore).

Sporting their highest-ever NCAA seeding, the Ducks are riding a 15-set win streak and come off their first home postseason play since ‘86 (and third ever).

Under Moore, UO also advanced to NCAA Regional play in 2007 and ’08, and now aims for its first-ever NCAA Regional final appearance. The Ducks sport a 7-5 postseason mark in Moore’s eight-year tenure, compared to a 1-5 ledger in their four other trips  (1984, ’86, ’87, ’89) since the first tourney in 1981.

Oregon opens regional action Friday against the West Coast Conference co-champion BYU (28-3, 13-3). Making their first NCAA trip since ’07, the Cougars won both NCAA matches last weekend in Provo by 3-0 counts over NMSU and Oklahoma. Led by WCC Player of the Year Jen Hamson, the Cougars rank second nationally in hitting (.313) and fifth in blocks (3.02 per set).

With a win, UO would face the winner of Friday’s match between #4 seed Nebraska and #13 Washington. Last weekend, the Huskers swept both Maryland-Eastern Shore and Northern Iowa in Lincoln, and UW won 3-0 over Central Arkansas and 3-2 over Hawai’i in Seattle.


THE ROAD TO LOUISVILLE
Next week, the four regional champions from Austin, Berkeley, Omaha and West Lafayette will play in the NCAA Semifinals in Louisville, Thursday, December 13 at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT.

The 32nd NCAA championship match follows two days later on Saturday, December 15 at 4 p.m. PT. All three matches from Louisville will be televised live by ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.

 

RECENT DUCK STARTERS (Notable 2012 Stats)
Alaina Bergsma, Sr., OH – 4.92 k/s, .338, 0.22 sa/s; 2.05 d/s
Liz Brenner, So., OH – 3.86 k/s, .302, 2.44 d/s
Katherine Fischer, Sr. OH – 2.66 k/s, 2.49 d/s, 0.28 sa/s
Lauren Plum, Jr., S – 13.26 a/s, 2.09 d/s, 0.22 sa/s
Ariana Williams, Jr., MB – 2.52 k/s, .344, 0.69 b/s
Canace Finley, Fr., MB – 1.02 k/s, 0.72 b/s
Haley Jacob, Sr., L – 4.37 d/s, 0.21 sa/s


A RECORD-BREAKING RUN
With its second-place Pac-12 finish, Oregon celebrated its best-ever league placing in 27 years of Pac-12 play. UO’s previous all-time highest finish - fourth – came once under Jim Moore (2008) and three times under Gerry Gregory (1986, 87 (tie) and ’89 (tie)).

En route to 27 wins this year, Oregon eclipsed 20 victories 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 conference play that started in 1986.

Oregon’s regular-season win tally (27) ties its best since to the start of the NCAA volleyball era in 1981 with 1984’s 27-12 mark.

UO owns a 9-4 record against 2012 NCAA advancers, including a 4-3 mark vs. top 16 seeds (with sweeps of #4 USC, #7 UCLA and #16 Kentucky and 3-1 victory over #13 Washington, and losses to #2 Stanford (twice) and #13 UW). Remaining wins over non-seeded teams came vs. Ohio State, St. Mary’s, California and Arizona State (twice), and the loss was to California.


HIGH-FLYING OFFENSE
The Ducks still lead the nation in kills this week (15.94 per set), and also rank first in assists (14.89) and ninth in hitting (.295).

Oregon’s hitting mark (.295) is .006 ahead of its school record (.289) that it set in 2008. Not surprisingly, the Ducks have 16 +.300 hitting marks in matches in 2012 compared with just two by their opponents. UO has led the kills team comparison in all 31 contests this year and in hitting 30 times.

*TEAM COMPARISONS – THIS WEEK’S NCAA TEAM RANKINGS (*as of 12/3/12)
    UO    BYU    Nebraska    Washington
Kills    1st, 15.94 p/s    31st, 14.17    44th, 14.03    105th, 13.16
Assists:    1st, 14.89 p/s    46th, 13.06    40th, 13.11    106th, 12.30
Hitting:    9th, .295    2nd, .313    6th, .296    28th, .255
Aces    59th, 1.37 p/s    98th, 1.29    192nd, 1.15    22nd, 1.54
Digs    182nd, 14.85 p/s    195, 14.67    238th, 14.16    285th, 13.16
Blocks:    240th, 1.77 p/s    5th, 3.02    31st, 2.63    1st, 3.36

 

THIS WEEK’S NCAA INDIVIDUAL RANKINGS

Aces Per Set
1.    Christine Edwards, Jackson St    0.95
116.    Kylin Munoz, Washington    0.32
142.    Jennifer Hamson, BYU    0.31
207.    Gina Mancuso, Nebraska    0.28
213.    Katherine Fischer, Oregon    0.28
240.    Cassie Strickland, Wash.    0.28

Assists Per Set
1.    Lauren Plum, Oregon    13.26
33.    Lauren Cook, Nebraska    11.12

Blocks Per Set
1.    Amanda Gil, Wash.    1.81
46.    Jennifer Hamson, BYU    1.27
59.    Kylin Munoz, Washington    1.22
70.    Hayley Thramer, Nebraska    1.19
157.    Kathryn LeCheminant, Wash.    1.04
227.    Meghan Haggerty, Nebraska    0.96

Digs
1.    Dani Shepherd, Penn    6.56
141.    Haley Jacob, Oregon    4.37
171.    Jenna Orlandini, Washington    4.13

Hitting
1.    Chloe Mann, Fla.    .442
28.    Kathryn LeCheminant, BYU    .375
43.    Jennifer Hamson, BYU    .362
69.    Meghan Haggerty, Nebraska    .345
70.    Ariana Williams, Oregon    .344
81.    Alaina Bergsma, Oregon    .338
149.    Alexa Gray, BYU    .312
162.    Hayley Thramer, Nebraska    .308
185.    Liz Brenner, Oregon    .302
207. Kaleigh Nelson, Washington    .296
225.    Hannah Werth, Nebraska    .292
234.    Morgan Broekhuis, Nebraska    .290

Kills Per Set
1.    Tyler Henderson, Tulsa    5.22
5.    Alaina Bergsma, Oregon    4.92
51.    Jennifer Hamson, BYU    4.07
58.    Krista Vansant, Washington    4.00
74.    Liz Brenner, Oregon    3.86
149.    Gina Manucso, Nebraska    3.43

Points Per Set
1.    Tyler Henderson, Tulsa    5.79
5.    Alaina Bergsma, Oregon    5.44
18.    Jennifer Hamson, BYU    5.03
51.    Krista Vansant, Washington    4.63
77.    Liz Brenner, Oregon    4.32
142.    Gina Mancuso, Nebraska    3.98


DUCK-COUGAR-HUSKER-HUSKY SERIES HISTORY
The Ducks meet the Cougars for the first time in 25 years (1988, a 3-0 loss). BYU owns a 9-1 mark in the series that started in 1975, and UO’s only win in the series came in 1984 (3-1).

Nebraska won the last contest with the Ducks 27 years ago (1986, 3-2), and the Huskers won their other meeting the year before in 1985 (3-0).

All-time against Washington, the Huskies sport a 58-22 mark vs. the Ducks (and 12-4 mark vs. Jim Moore). Oregon has won one match each of the last four years in the Husky series – and its four wins in that span give Moore a 4-4 mark since ’09. Prior to that, UW had won a series-best 17 straight matches from 2001-09, while a Duck win in 2000 ended another nine-match Husky streak from 1996-99.


ALL-TIME COUGAR-DUCK SERIES RESULTS
Series Record: BYU leads 9-1
1988    BYU (H)    8-15, 11-15, 7-15
1985    BYU (N)    3-15, 2-15, 15-17
    BYU (N)    6-15, 15-13, 8-15
*1984    BYU (N)    11-15, 10-15, 15-12, 15-12, 10-15
    BYU (N)    15-13, 15-13, 10-15, 10-15, 13-15
    Oregon (A)    15-11, 4-15, 15-7, 15-3
1983    BYU (N)    15-7, 5-15, 13-15
1982    BYU (A)    3-15, 4-15, 14-16
1980    BYU (N)    15-9, 13-15, 4-15
1975    BYU     15-4, 15-8
 

ALL-TIME HUSKER-DUCK SERIES RESULTS

Series Record: NU leads 2-0
1986    Nebraska* (H)    5-15, 15-13, 5-15, 15-11, 3-15
1985    Nebraska (A)    4-15, 3-15, 3-15
 

ALL-TIME HUSKY-DUCK SERIES RESULTS

Series Record: UW leads 58-22
*2012    Oregon (H)    26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-17
    UW (A)    24-26, 25-16, 25-21, 30-32, 23-25
*2011    UW (A)    23-25, 17-25, 26-28
    Oregon (H)    27-25, 30-28, 25-18
*2010    Oregon (H)    25-20, 13-25, 25-20, 30-28
    UW (A)    20-25, 20-25, 10-25
*2009    UW (H)    18-25, 24-26, 19-25
    Oregon (A)    15-25, 21-25, 25-23, 31-29, 15-13
2008    UW (A)    27-25, 23-25, 14-25, 25-21, 8-15
    UW (H)    22-25, 25-22, 29-31, 20-25
2007    UW (H)    30-27, 27-30, 25-30, 16-30
    UW (A)    30-28, 30-26, 16-30, 25-30, 11-15
2006    UW (A)    30-26, 22-30, 23-30, 27-30
    UW (H)    15-30, 30-28, 25-30, 31-29, 14-16
2005    UW (H)    18-30, 17-30, 22-30
    UW (A)    17-30, 16-30, 14-30
2004    UW (A)    19-30, 15-30, 25-30
    UW (H)    27-30, 19-30, 20-30
2003    UW (H)    20-30, 24-30, 19-30
    UW (A)    14-30, 19-30, 16-30
2002    UW (A)    19-30, 27-30, 21-30
    UW (H)    18-30, 18-30, 19-30
2001    UW (H)    20-30, 23-30, 22-30
    UW (A)    28-30, 25-30, 26-30
*2000    Oregon (A)    11-15, 15-12, 16-14, 15-8
    UW (H)    15-6, 11-15, 15-13, 15-6
1999    UW (H)    15-12, 5-15, 11-15, 4-15
    UW (A)    8-15, 8-15, 8-15
1998    UW (A)    16-18, 14-16, 15-10, 8-15
    UW (H)    9-15, 15-12, 12-15, 10-15
1997    UW (H)    10-15, 9-15, 9-15
    UW (A)    4-15, 2-15, 6-15
1996    UW (A)    3-15, 2-15, 8-15
    UW (H)    6-15, 4-15, 4-15
*1995    UW (H)    5-15, 9-15, 4-15
    Oregon (A)    16-14, 15-10, 15-12
1994    UW (A)    8-15, 5-15, 9-15
    UW (H)    17-15, 2-15, 14-15, 12-15
*1993    UW (H)    16-18, 9-15, 15-11, 15-9, 12-15
    Oregon (A)    15-4, 15-10, 15-9
1992    UW (A)    9-15, 15-13, 13-15, 13-15
    UW (H)    10-15, 6-15, 7-15
1991    UW (H)    10-15, 9-15, 7-15
    UW (A)    8-15, 15-6, 11-15, 2-15
*1990    UW (A)    12-15, 15-13, 10-15, 15-11, 12-15
    Oregon (H)    15-8, 15-11, 15-13
*1989    Oregon (H)    4-15, 4-15, 15-11, 15-12, 15-11
    UW (A)    15-9, 15-6, 4-15, 12-15, 8-15
1988    UW (A)    11-15, 15-6, 9-15, 9-15
    UW (H)    15-12, 16-14, 5-15, 11-15, 3-15
*1987    Oregon (A)    9-15, 15-6, 15-12, 16-18, 15-11
    Oregon (H)    15-6, 15-10, 15-10
1986    UW (A)    11-15, 15-4, 6-15, 9-15
    UW (H)    15-9, 10-15, 4-15, 11-15
*1985    Oregon (N)    15-13, 15-8, 15-11
    Oregon    15-8, 15-11, 15-13
*1984    Oregon    15-6, 15-5, 15-6
    Oregon (N)    15-9, 15-11, 15-9
*1983    Oregon (N)    15-11, 15-4
    UW    10-15, 15-3, 11-15, 15-5, 12-15
    Oregon    15-10, 15-13, 8-15, 8-15, 16-14
*1982    UW    9-15, 13-15, 7-15
    Oregon    15-4, 15-13, 15-4
1981    UW    16-14, 13-15, 12-15, 18-16, 14-16
    UW    13-15, 15-6,  15-9, 10-15, 7-15
1980    UW    6-15, 6-15, 7-15
    UW    4-15, 12-15, 5-15
    UW    9-15, 6-15, 7-15
1979    UW (N)    9-15, 15-17, 12-15
    UW    3-15, 15-12, 0-15, 11-15
    UW    15-9, 15-13, 3-15, 7-15, 2-1
1978    UW    12-15, 16-14, 8-15
    UW    13-15, 7-15
    UW    4-15, 19-17, 8-15
    UW    0-15, 11-15
*1977    UW    10-15, 9-15, 10-15
    Oregon    13-15, 15-9, 15-8
*1976    Oregon    15-8, 15-12
*1975    Oregon    15-12, 15-0
*1974    Oregon    15-5, 15-7
    Oregon    15-5, 15-7


SIZING UP THIS WEEKEND’S FIELD
This weekend’s four-team Omaha bracket is arguably the nation’s toughest with three teams on hand having ranked second or better in the AVCA national polls this season. Nebraska ranked No. 1 three of the first four weeks of the season among its 10 top-five national rankings (and top-10 pollings all 14 editions). Washington stood second one week in mid-October among its seven, top-five rankings (and 12 top-10 rankings). Oregon stood No. 2 three weeks among its eight, top-five sightings and 11, top-10 rankings. BYU ranked a season-high 11th in late September and has stood top 15 four weeks (among its 11, top-25 rankings).

Here are each regional teams’ season high/current rankings and # of appearances in this season’s top 5/10/15/25 in AVCA national polls.

#Seed Team (High AVCA Ranking / Current AVCA Ranking / Weeks in National Poll (Top 5/10/15/25))    Location
#4 Nebraska (1/10 - 10/14/14/14)    #5 Oregon (2/6 – 8/11/12/14)    #12 BYU (11/16 –  -/-/4/12)    #13 Wash. (2/5 – 9/12/14/14)    Omaha
#3 Texas (2/3 – 7/14/14/14)    #6 USC (2/4 - 8/14/14/14)    #14 Florida (11/15 – - -/-/10/14)    Wich. St. (NR/NR - -/-/-/-)    Austin
#2 Stanford (1/2 - 7/14/14/14)    #15 Iowa St. (10/18 - -/-/1/14)    Michigan (22/NR - -/-/-/3)    Mich. St. (24/RV – -/-/-/3)    Berkeley
#1 Penn St. (1/1 – 14/14/14/14)    #8 Minnesota (10/11 - -/8/13/14)    #16 Kentucky (10/RV - -/1/1/3)    Purdue (7/22 – - -/1/5/14)    W. Lafayette

Here are further breakdowns of each team playing in Omaha this weekend:

#12 seed BYU Cougars (28-3, West Coast Conference 13-3 (1st-tie)), www.BYUcougars.com
The Cougars tied with San Diego for top regular season honors in the West Coast Conference with San Diego, and earned the automatic bid based on their head-to-head results. … BYU’s only losses this year were in five sets at Santa Clara and San Diego and in four sets at Saint Mary’s. … Standing 6-7, junior opposite hitter Jennifer Hamson was honored as the WCC Player of the Year, and this week ranks 18th nationally in points (5.03 p/s), and top 60 in hitting (43rd, .362) and kills (51st, 4.07 p/s). … Other Cougars that received top league honors included senior middle blocker Nicole Warner (one of three Defensive Players of the Year) and middle blocker Alexa Gray (Freshman of the Year). … Among other league honors, senior setter Heather Hannemann was an all-league honorable mention, Gray was an All-WCC honoree, and outside hitter Kimberly Dahl was an All-WCC Freshman Team pick … Second-year head coach Shawn Olmstead received WCC Coach of the Year laurels in 2012, and is a former libero for Cougar men's teams that won national championships in 2001 and ’04.

2012 Cougar Stat Leaders
Jennifer Hamson, Jr. Opp. - .362, 4.07 k/s, 0.31 sa/s, 1.27 b/s, 1.83 d/s
Alexa Gray, Fr., MB – .312, 3.31 k/s, 0.59 b/s
Kimberly Dahl, Fr., OH – 2.16 k/s, 0.51 b/s
Kathry LeCheminant, Jr., MB – 1.8 5k/s, 1.04 b/s
Heather Hannemann, Sr., S – 11.19 a/s, 0.29 sa/s, 2.39 d/s
Ciara Parker, Fr., L – 3.46 d/s, 0.24 sa/s


#4 seed Nebraska Huskers (25-6, Big Ten: 15-5 (2nd-tie)), www.Huskers.com
The second-winningest program in NCAA history (with 1,163 wins), the Huskers are making their 31st NCAA tourney trip and have 85 postseason wins. … In 2012, the Huskers’ only losses were in five sets at then-No. 14 Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State, and in four sets at Iowa and then-No. 1 Penn State. … The squad returns six starters and eight letterwinners from last year’s team that went 25-5. … In late November, three Huskers were named to the All-Big Ten Team – the senior trio of setter Lauren Cook, and outside hitters Gina Mancuso and Hannah Werth – while middle blocker Meghan Haggerty was an All-Freshman Team selection. … In 2011, Mancuso won Nebraska’s NCAA-record 71st All-America honor, and the team has claimed at least one award every year since ’83. … The Huskers have 10 players on the roster that were Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selections, and its recruiting classes have been ranked top five in five of the last seven years. …Twelfth-year head coach John Cook (385-39) has guided the team to two NCAA titles, five semifinal trips, nine Big 12 titles and one Big Ten championship.

2012 Husker Stat Leaders
Meghan Haggerty, Fr., MB – .346, 1.96 k/s, 0.98 b/s
Hannah Werth, Sr., OH – .291, .307 k/s, 3.20 d/s, 0.60 b/s
Hayley Thramer, Jr., MB - .301, 1.65 k/s, 1.20 b/s
Gina Macuso, Sr., OH - .280, 3.44 k/s, 2.36 d/s, 0.28 sa/s
Lauren Cook, Sr., S – 11.04 a/s, 0.25 sa/s
Lara Dykstra, So., L – 2.99 d/s, 0.19 sa/s
 

#13 seed Washington Huskies (25-6, Pac-12: 14-6 (4th-tie)),  www.GoHuskies.com 
Leading UW to its seventh NCAA Regional trip the last 10 years, sophomore outside hitter Krista Vansant was tabbed to the All-Pac-12 Team in November. Two other players - senior outside hitter Kylin Munoz and senior middle blocker Kelcey Dunaway - were All-Pac-12 honorable mentions. … The trio are among eight letterwinners and five starters from last year’s squad that went 24-8 overall, tied for fourth in the Pac-12 (15-7), and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round … All six of the Huskies’ losses this year came to NCAA qualifiers – Oregon (3-1), USC (3-2), UCLA (3-1), Stanford (3-1, 3-2) and Arizona State (3-1). … Twelfth-year Husky head coach Jim McLaughlin claimed his 500th career win earlier this year after prior coaching stops with the USC men’s team and Kansas State women’s program … With the Huskies, he led UW to a national title in ’05, NCAA semifinal appearances in 2004 and ’06 and regional final trips in 2003, ’08 and '10. In the conference, Washington finished second four straight years after winning the league title in 2004 and ‘05.

2012 Husky Stat Leaders
Krista Vansant, So., OH – 4.08 k/s, .265, 2.33 d/s, 0.75 b/s, 0.21 sa/s
Amanda Gil, Sr., MB - .249, 1.04 k/s, 1.81 b/s
Kylin Munoz, Sr., OH - .265, 2.29 k/s, 1.22 b/s
Kelcey Dunaway, Sr., MB – 1.20 b/s, 0.18 sa/s
Kaleigh Nelson, So., OH – 2.45 k/s, .396, 0.85 b/s
Gabbi Parker, Jr., OH – 1.74 k/s, .193, 0.46 b/s
Jenni Nogueras, Jr., S – 5.40 a/s
Katy Beals, Fr., S – 5.74 a/s
Jenna Orlandini, Jr., L – 4.13 d/s


RECENT OREGON-WASHINGTON OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
All-Time Series Record: UW leads 58-22 (UW leads 12-4 vs. Jim Moore since ‘05)

2012
#2 Oregon 3, #2 UW (26-24, 20-25, 25-22, 25-17), Eugene (10/13) – Alaina Bergsma 23K, .348, 8D; Ariana Williams, 12K, .444, 2B; Liz Brenner 14K, 3B; Katherine Fischer 12K, .270, 9D
#6 UW 3, #4 Oregon 2 (24-26, 25-15, 25-21, 30-32, 23-25), Seattle (11/16) – Alaina Bergsma 31K, .302, 11D, 2SA; Liz Brenner, 22K, .410, 20D, 3BA; Katherine Fischer, 15K, 14D; Ariana Williams, 11K; Lauren Plum, 75A, 2SA, 9D; Haley Jacob, 193

2011
#3 UW 3, #15 Oregon (25-23, 25-17, 28-26), Seattle (9/3) - Ariana Williams 13K, .556; Alaina Bergsma 12K, 1 SA; Liz Brenner 10K
#18 Oregon 3, #7 UW (27-25, 30-28, 25-18), Eugene (10/22) – Alaina Bergsma 20K, .298, 7D; Ariana Williams 11K, .529; Katherine Fischer 10K, 18D; Lauren Plum 52A, 12D; Haley Jacob, 15D

2010
#15 Oregon 3, #7 UW 1 (25-20, 13-25, 25-20, 30-28), Eugene (9/25) - Alaina Bergsma - 21K, .559, 4B; Katherine Fischer 15K, 14D; Heather Meyers 14K, 12D, 3SA
#13 UW 3, #24 Oregon 0 (20-25, 20-25, 10-25), Seattle (11/26) - Heather Meyers 9K, .125, 1SA; Haley Jacob 10D

2009
#3 UW 3, #7 Oregon 0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-19), Eugene (9/25) – Sonja Newcombe, 17K, .300, 11D; Neticia Enesi, 13K, .565
#18 Oregon 3, #4 UW (15-25, 21-25, 25-23, 31-29, 15-13), Seattle (11/27) – Sonja Newcombe 36K, .382, 21D; Heather Meyers 20K, .298, 17D; Katherine Fischer 13K, 16D

2008
#7 UW 3, #6 Oregon 2 (25-27, 25-23, 25-14, 21-25, 15-8), Seattle (10/17) – Gorana Maricic 32K, .319, 16D
#5 UW 3, #8 Oregon 1 (25-22, 22-25, 31-29, 25-20), Eugene (11/16) – Gorana Maricic 19K, .261, 16D; Sonja Newcombe 15K, .256, 12D; Heather Meyers 13K, 11D; Neticia Enesi 11K, .348, 7B

2007
#8 UW 3, #24 Oregon 2 (28-30, 26-30, 30-16, 30-25, 15-11), Eugene (9/21) – Gorana Maricic 33K, .227, 20D, 4B; Sonja Newcombe 15K, 15D; Heather Meyers 15K, .357
#6 UW 3, #13 Oregon 1 (27-30, 30-27, 30-25, 30-16), Seattle (11/23) – Gorana Maricic 21K; Heather Meyers 17K; Heather Meyers 17K, .393; Sonja Newcombe 14K, 11D

2006
#5 UW 3, Oregon 1 (26-30, 30-22, 30-23, 30-27), Seattle (10/6) – Mira Djuric 19K, 5B; Sonja Newcombe 11K, 11D
#4 UW 3, #24 Oregon 2 (30-15, 28-30, 30-25, 29-31, 16-14), Eugene (11/3) – Sonja Newcombe 22K, 16D; Neticia Enesi 12K; Mira Djuric 12K; Kristen Bitter 10K

2005
#2 UW 3, Oregon 0 (17-30, 16-30, 14-30), Eugene (10/21) – Mira Djuric 13K, .308; Kelly Russell 8K, 8D, 3B
#3 UW 3, Oregon 0 (18-30, 17-30, 22-30), Seattle (11/18) - Mira Djuric 10K, .143, 1 SA; Katie Swoboda 17D, Krsten Bitter 4B, Kelly Russell 4B


POSTSEASON PRIDE
Oregon has received NCAA Tournament bids in five of the last six years under head coach Jim Moore, including its first-ever pair of NCAA Regional trips in 2007 and ’08, and then again in 2012.

UO is 7-5 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:
2012 Northern Colorado – W 3-0 (25-14, 25-19, 25-18), 1st Round at Eugene, Ore.
2012 Dayton – W 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-21), 2nd Round at Eugene, Ore.
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


2012 NCAA TOURNEY / PAC-12 NOTES
#5 seed Oregon is one of four Pac-12 teams among the 16 regional advancers with #2 Stanford, #6 USC and #13 Washington.

The Big Ten has six teams still alive - #1 Penn State, #4 Nebraska, #8 Minnesota, Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue – and other conference tallies follow: Big 12 (2 - #3 Texas, #15 Iowa State), SEC (2 #14 Florida, #16 Kentucky), Missouri Valley (1 - Wichita State), WCC (1 - #12 BYU)).

The Ducks were one of seven teams selected for the 2012 NCAA Tournament from the nation’s top volleyball league – the seventh straight year that the league has advanced six or more teams. In the most recent AVCA national poll from late November, the Pac-12 featured five of the nation’s top seven teams (No. 2 Stanford, No. 4 USC, No. 5 Washington, No. 6 Oregon and No. 7 UCLA)

Among the top 16 tourney seeds doled out by the NCAA committee, UO was one of five Pac-12 teams sighted with #2 Stanford, #6 USC, #7 UCLA and #13 Washington - and the two other league invitees among the 64-team field were Arizona State and California.

Among the remaining 11 tourney seeds, two other conferences had three picks each - the Big Ten (#1 Penn State, #4 Nebraska, #8 Minnesota) and Big 12 (#3 Texas, #11 Kansas, #15 Iowa State) – while the SEC had two (#14 Florida, #16 Kentucky). The three other seeds and conferences represented included #9 Florida State (ACC), #10 Louisville (Big East) and #12 BYU (West Coast Conference).

In last year’s 31th NCAA Tournament, the Pac-12 won its 14th national title, courtesy of No. 9 seed/No. 4-ranked UCLA (30-6, 17-5 (2nd)). The Bruins won 3-2 over #3 seed Illinois in the championship in San Antonio for its fourth national title and first since 1991.

Going back 11 years to 2001, four different Pac-12 teams have combined for six national titles, thanks to Stanford (2001, ’04), USC (2002, ’03), Washington (2005) and UCLA (2011).

All-time since the first NCAA tourney in 1981, Stanford leads the nation in NCAA titles (6) and Final Four appearances (18). Other teams with national titles include Penn State (5), UCLA (4), Hawai’i (3), Long Beach State (3), Nebraska (3), USC (3), Pacific (2), Texas (1) and Washington (1).


RECENT TEAM NOTES / DUCK HEROES
Thanks to its best-ever NCAA seeding, Oregon hosted opening round action last weekend for the third time ever and first time since 1986 (with the other coming in 1984).

The Ducks opened with a 3-0 victory over Big Sky tourney champion Northern Colorado, and raised their record in NCAA First-Round action to 4-2 under Jim Moore (and 5-5 overall since its first NCAA trip in 1984).

The next night, Oregon also swept No. 13-AVCA ranked Dayton to end the Atlantic-10 champion’s 19-match win streak in the team’s first-ever meeting.

UO outblocked both UNC (8-3) and Dayton (10-5) and the latter tally equaled its season best for the fourth time this year. The defense limited both teams to under .200 totals (.107 / .173) – a feat it has accomplished 20 times on the campaign.

Junior setter Lauren Plum directed UO to +.300 totals in both contests (.318 / .350) to raise its season tally to 15 on the season. The Pac-12 Setter of the Year logged her sixth double-double of the season (and third in a three-setter) with her 41 assists and 12 digs.

Redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma led the team vs. both UNC and Dayton in kills (15 / 16) and points (17 / 19.5) for the 21st and 20th times this year, respectively.

Against the Flyers, sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner topped the team in hitting (.458) with her ninth +.400 total of the season, while she was just shy of her seventh double-double of the season vs. UNC (9 kills, 13 digs).

Oregon’s balanced offense attack was rounded out by senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer who notched her 10th +.300 mark vs. Dayton (.350, 8 kills, 7 digs).

At middle blocker, freshman Canace Finley led in blocks vs. Dayton (5) for the ninth time this season and was one shy of her team season high (6) vs. Portland State. Offensively, she raised her # of +.400 tallies to seven this year with her marks vs. UNC (.444, 6 kills) and Dayton (.636, 7 kills).

Junior middle blocker Ariana Williams paced the Duck hitting column vs. UNC (.500) for the 14th time in ’12, thanks to her seventh +.500 tally of the season. She added four blocks vs. Northern Colorado and three against Dayton.

Senior libero Haley Jacob topped the team in digs vs. Dayton (16) and added her 27th double-digit dig tally vs. UNC (10).

Senior libero Kellie Kawasaki logged a match-high three aces vs. Northern Colorado – one shy of her career high – and topped the team in the category for the seventh time in 2012.


DUCK STARTER SEASON NOTES
- Oregon’s first Pac-12 Player of the Year – senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma - offers one of the nation’s most impressive all-around resumes.  This week, the All-America returnee ranked fifth nationally in kills (4.92 p/s) and in points (5.44 p/s) and leads the nation’s top conference in both categories. Similarly in hitting, she stands eighth in the Pac-12 in hitting (.338) with her best season average. After her 92 career matches for the Ducks, she already ranks fourth all-time in career points (1,497.5), fifth in career hitting (.279) and sixth in career kills (1,356),and top 10 on UO all-time season rolls in points per set (second, 5.44 p/s), points (third, 560.5), points per set (fifth, 4.92), hitting (sixth, .338) and kills (eighth, 507). This season she has led the team in kills and points in a team-high 21 and 20 matches each, and like-wise in aces 11 times. Among her 31 matches on the season, she has 23 +.300 hitting totals (and 10 +.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 27 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 in mid-November. She also has five 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 (9 sets, 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 twice 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 in late November 2011, then claimed Most Photogenic acclaim in the national pageant in Las Vegas last May. In the classroom, the NCAA 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.

- All-Pac-12 outside hitter and sophomore Liz Brenner has 23 double-digit kill totals the last 29 matches (and nine-kill tallies in five of the other six). Overall in 2012, she has led the team in hitting in 11 matches, and points and kills seven times, and is one of the team’s key passers in serve receive. This week she stood top 80 nationally in kills (74th, 3.86 per set) and points (77th, 4.32 p/s), and 10th in the Pac-12 in kills and points. She posted the team’s fourth-highest totals in kills (26) and points (27.5) in a 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 12 +.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 six 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-best four high aces in a three-set win vs. Arizona in early November among her five, 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 (21 GP, 8 GS, 5.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg), 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 213th nationally in aces (0.28 per set), and second on the team in digs (2.49 per set), third in kills (2.66 p/s), and fourth in hitting (.247). The team’s active career double-double leader (34) also ranks top 10 all-time for UO in points (fifth, 1,383.5), digs (seventh, 1,150), attempts (seventh, 3,350), aces (eighth, 112) and kills (10th, 1,182). In late November, she won her first career Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor after she posted a career-high hitting mark at Oregon State (.652, 15K). Among her 10 +.300 hitting marks, she had another +.600 mark at then-No. 10 Kentucky (.619, 14K), and those latter two marks rank second- and third-best for the team this season. In 2012, she has paced UO in aces in nine matches, four times in hitting, and three times in digs and kills. The Pac-12 career aces leader among active players (112) has led the team in the category 26 times in her career, and her # of match highs for other categories follows: kills (19), digs (17), hitting (13), points (12) 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 (437/439), and started every match (120/122) 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 in 2011and a Third-Team pick in 2010. This year’s Pac-12 Senior Scholar-Athlete Award winner, she 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 (1,502) and digs per set (3.97). In 2012, the All-Pac-12 honorable mention stands third in the Pac-12 in digs per set in league action (4.76 p/s) and fifth for all matches combined (4.37 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 22 career +20-dig matches, seven others have come this year vs. No. 2 Washington (26, 4 sets), at No. 7 Stanford (26, 5 sets), vs. California (25, 5s) and ASU (24, 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 24 matches to give her 73 career honors the last four seasons.

- All-Pac-12 returnee and junior setter Lauren Plum again tops the nation this week in assists (13.26) and owns the Pac-12’s first- and third-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 (13.54), and she stands 10th-best in Pac-12-only play in aces (0.25 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 (12.21 avg.), and stands second in total assists (3,982). Her season assists total (1,406) and average (13.26) rank third- and second-best for UO, and she already ranks top 10 with her totals as a sophomore (1,330 (#7); 11.67 (#7)) and freshman (1,246 (#9); 11.75 (#6)). 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, ninth all-time overall, and best since 1998. Under her direction, the Ducks again rank first team-wise in the nation this week in kills (15.94 per set) and ninth in hitting (.295). Among other category matches, she has paced the team in aces a team-best 11 times to give her 26 honors in her career. Among her 25 career double-doubles, six 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), vs. No. 2 Washington (4s - 10D, 57A) and Dayton (3s – 12D, 41A). Off the court, she was a Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention the last two years.

- 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 two-time All-Pac-12 honorable mention choice stood 70th nationally in hitting (.344), seventh in the Pac-12, and fifth all-time for Oregon in a season. She also stands second on the team in blocks (0.69 per set), third in kills (2.52 per set), and fourth in points (2.93 p/s). After 31 matches this year, she has eclipsed .300 22 times, .400 14 times and .500 six times. Match-wise, she has topped Oregon in hitting a team-best 14 times and 12 times in blocks. Her season high in hitting (.667, 14 kills) leads the team and ranks ninth in the Pac-12 in 2012. 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 both sweeps of Oregon State and Northern Colorado and four-set win at WSU. Her career hitting percentage (.313 (765K-275E-1,551A)) stands third-best all-time for UO, and her career points total also ranks top 10 (ninth, 895).

- Freshman Canace Finley has made 24 starts at middle blocker, and paces the team in blocks per set average (0.76 p/s). The team leader in blocks in nine matches, she logged a team-season high six blocks in the three-set win at Portland State. She also had five blocks in sweeps of No. 13 Dayton, Western Carolina and Arizona State, and four-set win at California. She has logged four .500 hitting marks in sweeps vs. No. 13 Dayton (.636, 7 kills), Western Carolina (.500, 9 kills) and WSU (.500, 7 kills) and four-setter at WSU (.625, 6 kills). She added +.400 totals, vs. Northern Colorado (.444, 6 kills), and same-weekend sweeps at Colorado (.455, 5K) and Utah (.462, 8K), and +.300 totals in a five-setter vs. Arizona State (.357, 7 kills) and three-set win at Oregon State (.375).


TOPPING THE NATION
This week, the Ducks led the nation in two team categories – kills (15.94 per set) and assists (14.89 p/s) – and also stood top 70 in hitting (ninth, .295), win-loss percentage (ninth, .871) and aces (59th, 1.38 p/s).

On the individual front, junior setter Lauren Plum topped the nation in assists for the 13th straight week (13.26 per set) – and was 1.00 ahead of Aubrey Kirven of Towson (second, 12.26).

Redshirt senior and All-America outside hitter redshirt senior Alaina Bergsma also stood fifth in two categories (kills, 4.92; points, 5.44).

Other Ducks in the area of top-100 rankings included junior middle blocker Ariana Williams (hitting, 70th, .344), Bergsma (hitting, 81st,.338), sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (kills, 74th, 3.86 p/s; points, 77th, 4.32 p/s) and senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (aces, 213th, 0.28 p/s).

Senior libero Haley Jacob (digs, 141st, 4.37) notched her fifth top-150 ranking this season.


ON THE PAC-12 CHARTS
Earlier this week, Oregon led the nation’s top volleyball conference in kills (15.94 p/s), assists (14.89 per set) and hitting (.295), and stood second in aces (1.38 p/s) and fourth in opponent hitting (.197).

On the individual front, two Ducks remain first in three of the seven categories - junior setter Lauren Plum (assists, 13.26 p/s) and redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma (kills, 4.92 p/s; points, 5.44 p/s) – and senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer ranked fourth in aces (0.28 p/s).

Ducks stood top 10 in four other league categories – senior libero Haley Jacob (digs, fifth, 4.37 p/s), junior Ariana Williams (hitting, seventh, .344), Bergsma (hitting, eighth, .338), and sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (kills, 10th, 3.86 p/s; points, 10th, 4.32 p/s). Brenner, Fischer and Plum were tied for 17th in double-doubles (6); and Bergsma followed in a tie for 23rd (5).

Bergsma’s career high kills weekend at WSU (32) and No. 6 Washington (31) rank her first and second in league this week, and her 33.5 point efforts each night also pace the Pac-12.

Plum has logged the Pac-12’s first- and third-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), Williams vs. Oregon State (hitting, ninth-tie, .667) and Brenner vs. California (kills, 10th, 26).

Team-wise, the Ducks’ 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. No. 10 Kentucky (hitting, fifth, .500) and vs. Arizona State (kills, fifth, 75).

On the Pac-12 active career charts this week, Ducks lead three of the five categories – Bergsma (kills, 1,741), Fischer (aces, 112) and Plum (assists, 3,982). Others ranked top 15 include Jacob (digs, third, 1,502), Fischer (kills, third, 1,182; digs, seventh, 1,150), Williams (kills, 14th, 771), and senior defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki (digs, 12th, 841).


REWRITING THE DUCK RECORD BOOKS

Last week, redshirt senior Alaina Bergsma moved up a place on the Oregon all-time career list in kills (sixth, 1,356), and senior Katherine Fischer made her debut on the same chart (10th, 1,182). Senior Haley Jacob and junior setter Lauren Plum also climbed to second all-time in career digs (1,502) and career assists (3,982), respectively, and junior middle blocker Ariana Williams made her debut in the category for career points (ninth, 895.0).

Other improvements last week on Duck season lists came from Bergsma (points, third, 560.5 kills, eighth, 507), Plum (assists, third, 1,406) and Jacob (digs, sixth, 450).

Here are Ducks’ rankings in various categories and improvements to watch for:
 
Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH
Career Points (p/s), 4th, 1497.0 (3rd is 1,523; 2nd is 1,704.5)
Career Hitting, (5th), .279 (4th is .291)
Career Kills – 6th, 1,356 (5th is 1,393, 4th is 1,580)
Career Attempts, 8th, 3,242 (7th is 3,350)
Season Points 2nd, 578.5, 2011; 3rd, 560.5, 2012 (2nd is 578.5)
Season Points (p/s), 2nd, 5.12, 2011
Season Kills, 7th, 510, 2011
Season Kills (p/s), (7th), 4.51, 2011

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH
Career Points, 5th, 1,383.5 ( 4th is 1,497)
Career Kills, 10th, 1, 182 (8th is 1,283)
Career Attacks, 7th, 3,350 (6th is 3,449; 5th is 3,449)
Career Digs, 7th, 1,150 (6th is 1,181; 5th is 1,233)
Career Aces, 8th, 112 (7th is 119, 6th is 125)

Haley Jacob, Sr., L
Career Digs, 2nd, 1,502 (2nd is 1,481; 1st is 2,198)
Career Digs (p/s), 2nd, 3.97 (1st is 5.11)
Season Digs, 4th, 500, 2011; 6th, 468, 2010, *6th, 450, 2012
Season Digs (p/s), 6th, 4.39, 7th, 4.13, 2010;
Match Digs, 7th, 35, 2011 (6th is 37, 5th is 39)

Lauren Plum, Jr., S
Career Assists Per Set, (1st), 12.29 (2nd is 10.95)
Career Assists, 2nd, 3,982 (1st is 4,400)
Season Assists (p/s), , 2nd, 13.26, ’12; 5th, 11.75,‘10; 6th, 11.67, ‘11
Season Assists, 3rd, 1,406, ’12; 6th, 1,330; 8th, 1,246, 2010

Ariana Williams, Jr., MB
Career Hitting, 3nd, .311 (2nd is .316; 1st is .333)
Career Points, 9th, 895 (8th is 991.5)
Season Hitting, 8th, .307, 2011 

IN THE POLLS
In late November’s 13th and final AVCA national poll of the regular season, No. 4 Oregon sported its 11th straight top-10 ranking.

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

Based on the previous edition, USC and Washington climbed four and one positions, respectively; Stanford fell one spot; and Oregon and UCLA dropped two positions. For comparison’s sake, those former week’s 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 picks 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 last week’s other national polls, UO stood #4 in the Pablo Rankings, #3 in the Volleyball Magazine Poll. In the previous edition, UO stood #8 in the Pablo Rankings, #5 in the ESPN Power Rankings and #7 in the Volleyball Magazine Poll.

UO was tabbed 10th in the ninth NCAA RPI ratings released to cap the regular season. To view 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 13 and 12 matches, respectively, and seven matches with three players racking up +10 digs.

Here are UO’s 2012 totals in those categories.
 
2012 Matches – Multiple +.300 Hitters (21)
- 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)
- vs. #7 UCLA (3s) – Williams .350 (9K), Bergsma .342 (18K)
- at Oregon State (3s) – Fischer .652 (15K), Williams .417 (7K), Finley .375 (5K)
- vs. N. Colorado (3s) – Bergsma .483 (15K), Williams .500 (9K)
- vs. #13 Dayton (3s) – Finley .636 (7K), Brenner .458 (13K), Fischer .350 (8K)
 
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 21, Brenner 7, Williams 3, Fischer 3)     
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players  (Williams 14, Brenner 11, Bergsma 4, Fischer 4, Finley 1)
- Blocks – 7 players (Williams 12, Finley 9, Bergsma 8, Brenner 4, De Felice 4, Plum 2, Fischer 1)
- Points – 4 players  (Bergsma 20, Brenner 7, Williams 3, Fischer 2)
- Digs – 6 players (Jacob 24, Fischer 3, Bergsma 2, Brenner 2, Kawasaki 1, Norton 1, Plum 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 31)
- Aces – 7 players (Bergsma 11, Plum 11, Fischer 9, Jacob 7, Kawasaki 7, Brenner 6, Bookout Gonzalez 1)


DUCK HONOR ROLL
In late November, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma was rewarded with Pac-12 Volleyball Player of the Year honors in a vote by conference head coaches.

The Chandler, Ariz., native became the first Duck to score the league’s top volleyball honor in 27 years of Pac-12 play.  Similarly, junior Lauren Plum won the Pac-12 Setter of the Year award, and the pair was joined on the 14-person All-Pac-12 Team by sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner.

Two other Ducks – senior libero Haley Jacob and junior middle blocker Ariana Williams – were tabbed as honorable mentions to the All-Pac-12 Team.

Bergsma and Plum repeated All-Pac-12 honors from 2011, as did Williams in the honorable mention category.

This season’s All-Pac-12 honors raised head coach Jim Moore’s eight-year tally to 12 (and 19 overall for the program since 1986). In that same span, his pupils have scored five of the program’s 11 all-time All-Pac-12 Freshman Team accolades.

In early December, all three players also landed on the 14-person All-Pacific Region Team comprised of players from the Pac-12, Big Sky and West Coast Conferences.

Giving UO three all-region honors for the second time ever, Bergsma was a repeat selection, and Plum and Brenner received their first honors, while Jacob was an honorable mention choice. 

Team-wise, Oregon tied for most honors with USC (3), and three other Pac-12 programs boasted honorees - Stanford (2), UCLA (1) and Washington (1).

All-time under Moore, nine Ducks have now combined for 14 all-region honors the last six seasons to give the program 25 honors all-time since 1978. Other recent all-region nods went to All-Americans Neticia Enesi (2008, '09), Gorana Maricic (2007, '08) and Sonja Newcombe (2008, '09). Two other of his pupils - Nevena Djordjevic and Heather Meyers - were honorable mention choices in 2009 and '10, respectively.

After last season, 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 2011-12 Miss Oregon USA title and won the Miss Photogenic Award in the 2012 Miss America USA pageant held in Las Vegas last May.


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

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 season-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 22 +.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.

Among the team’s six conference-leading offensive Pac-12 honors this year, other nods went the final three weeks of the regular season to senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (Nov. 26) and sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (Nov. 12).

Fischer posted a career-high hitting mark vs. Oregon State (.652) that was Oregon’s second-best of 2012, and her 15 was her three-set season best and second-best overall. It was also the second contest that she was error-free on a +20-hitting attempt night after she also pulled the feat at Arizona in October (9K-0E-20A). Against UCLA, she ranked second in kills (9) and added seven digs, two assists and one block.

En route to UO's fourth straight 3-0 win over Arizona, Brenner posted team three-set season highs in kills (18) and points (23.5), and she topped the team in hitting (.516). Her match high in aces (4) also stood as a career high. The night before in the Ducks’ 10th straight win over Arizona State, she ranked second on the team in kills (17) and points (17), and her 11 digs marked her fourth double-double of the season.


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)


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.


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 (163-85, 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 21 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 regular-season 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). Oregon also won both of its home postseason tilts in that stretch in 2012.

Including conference and postseason play the last eight seasons, UO has staked an impressive 80-33 home record, and its overall year-by-year home marks under Moore (and conference) follow: 2012 (12-2), 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 27 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 (27-’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 7-5 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 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 21, 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 29 of its 49 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
11/20 - #6/#7 UCLA, Eugene, 3-0
12/1 - #6/#13 Dayton, Eugene, 3-0

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 eight of its top-25 all-time biggest home crowds in league or postseason tilts this year. Others have come vs. then-No. 2 Washington (#3, 3,978), Northern Colorado (#9, 3,038), Washington State (#10, 2,928), No. 13 Dayton (#12, 2,696), Oregon State (#17, 2,355), California (#22, 2,011) and UCLA (#23, 1,964).

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 23 of the 29 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)
- 3,038 (#9, vs. Northern Colorado, 11/30/12)
- 2,928 (#10, vs. Washington State, 10/12/12)
- 2,777 (#11, vs. Oregon State, 11/16/07)
- 2,696 (#12, vs. Dayton, 12/1/12)
- 2,672 (#13, vs. Washington, 11/3/06)
- 2,518 (#15, vs. OSU, 10/27/09)
- 2,375 (#17, vs. Washington, 9/21/07)
- 2,355 (#18, vs. Oregon State, 9/19/12)
- 2,346 (#19, vs. Oregon State, 10/15/10)
- 2,260 (#20, vs. Oregon State, 9/29/06)
- 2,159 (#21, vs. Oregon State, 10/12/08)
- 2,011 (#22, vs. California, 11/2/12)
- 1,964 (#23, UCLA, 11/20/12)
- 1,935 (#27, vs. USC, 11/20/10)
- 1,864 (#28, vs. Utah, 9/28/12)
- 1,842 (#29, vs. California, 11/16/06)

At the end of the regular season, Oregon stood 17th nationally in average home crowd attendance (2,102), 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 515-241 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)       163-85 (.657)  74-76(.493)  7-5 (.583) 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           27-4          16-4         2-0 (1.000) NCAA 1
TOTALS   24 YEARS        515-241(.681) 272-164(.624) 32-18 (.640)



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: 25-6; #2: 25-6; #3: 27-3; #4 7-3: #5 2-3
Sets W/L in Extra-Regulation: 6-2
Record against top-25 opponents (Top 10/Top 5): 6-3 (4-3 / 2-1)
Current Streak: Won 5 matches
Longest Season Win Streak: 14 matches
Longest Season Losing Streak: 2 matches
Won a road match: at Oregon State, 3-0 (11/23/12)
Won at home: vs. #13 Dayton (12/2/12)
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. #13 Dayton (12/2/12)
Won 3-0 on the road: at Oregon State, 3-0 (11/23/12)
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 Oregon State, 3-0 (11/23/12)
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 team at home: vs. #2 Washington (10/13/12)
Beat a top-10 team at home: vs. #7 UCLA (11/20/12)
Beat a top-25 team at home: vs. #13 Dayton (12/2/12)
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)

NCAA VOLLEYBALL POSTSEASON HISTORY
 
Total NCAA Titles
Stanford - 6
Penn State - 5
UCLA - 4
Hawaii - 3
Long Beach State - 3
Nebraska - 3
USC - 3
Pacific - 2
Texas - 1
Washington - 1

NCAA Final Four Appearances
Stanford - 18
Nebraska - 11
UCLA - 11
USC - 10
Hawaii - 9
Penn State - 9
Long Beach State - 8
Florida - 7
Pacific - 7
Texas - 7
Illinois - 3
Washington - 3
Minnesota - 3
Cal - 2
LSU - 2
Ohio State - 2
San Diego State - 2
Arizona - 1
BYU - 1
Florida State 1
Michigan State - 1
Santa Clara - 1
San Jose State - 1
Tennessee - 1
Texas-Arlington - 1
Wisconsin - 1

NCAA Championship Match Results
2011 – UCLA, def. Illinois, 3-2
2010 - Penn State, def. California, 3-0
2009 - Penn State def. Texas, 3-2
2008 - Penn State def. Stanford, 3-0
2007 - Penn State def. Stanford, 3-2
2006 - Nebraska def. Stanford, 3-1
2005 - Washington def. Nebraska, 3-0
2004 - Stanford def. Minnesota, 3-0
2003 - USC def. Florida, 3-1
2002 - USC def. Stanford, 3-1
2001 - Stanford def. LBSU, 3-0
2000 - Nebraska def. Wisconsin, 3-2
1999 - Penn State def. Stanford, 3-0
1998 – LBSU def. Penn State, 3-2
1997 - Stanford def. Penn State, 3-2
1996 - Stanford def. Hawaii, 3-0
1995 - Nebraska def. Texas, 3-1
1994 - Stanford def. UCLA, 3-1
1993 – LBSU def. Penn State, 3-1
1992 - Stanford def. UCLA, 3-1
1991 - UCLA def. LBSU, 3-2
1990 - UCLA def. Pacific, 3-0
1989 - LBSU def. Nebraska, 3-0
1988 - Texas def. Hawaii, 3-0
1987 - Hawaii def. Stanford, 3-1
1986 - Pacific def. Nebraska, 3-0
1985 - Pacific def. Stanford, 3-1
1984 - UCLA def. Stanford, 3-2
1983 - Hawaii def. UCLA, 3-0
1982 - Hawaii def. USC, 3-2
1981 - USC def. UCLA, 3-2

 
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. 

 

DUCK VOLLEYBALL POSTSEASON HISTORY

 
NCAA TOURNAMENT     W/L    SCORE
2012    NCAA First Round – Eugene, Ore.
        Northern Colorado    W    25-14, 25-19, 25-18
    NCAA Second Round – Eugene, Ore.
        Dayton    W    25-15, 25-20, 25-21

2011    NCAA First Round -     at Honolulu, Hawai’i
        Colorado State    L     26-24, 21-25, 25-21, 15-25, 10-15

2009    NCAA First Round -     at Lexington, Kent.
        Clemson    W     25-17, 25-21, 25-20
    NCAA Second Round - at Lexington, Kent.
        Kentucky    L     20-25, 22-25, 17-25

2008    NCAA First Round - at Washington, D.C.
        Delaware    W     25-16, 25-18, 25-15
    NCAA Second Round - at Washington D.C.
        North Carolina    W     25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19
    NCAA Regional - Austin, Texas
        Iowa State    L     25-17, 25-11, 22-25, 22-25, 8-15

2007    NCAA First Round  -at Manhattan, Kan.
         Missouri State    W     31-29, 30-20, 31-29    
    NCAA Second Round  -  at Manhattan, Kan.
        Kansas State    W     24-30, 20-30, 30-27, 36-34, 15-11    
    NCAA Regional - at Stanford, Calif.
        UCLA    L    23-30, 19-30, 30-28, 24-30

2006    NCAA First Round - at Long Beach State
    Hawai’i    L    17-30, 17-30, 18-30

1989    NCAA Regional - at Tucson, Ariz.
    Arizona    L    9-15, 7-15, 12-15
   
1987    NCAA Regional - at Stanford, Calif.
    Stanford    L    6-15, 8-15, 4-15

1986     NCAA Regional - at Eugene, Ore.
    Stanford    L    9-15, 7-15, 15-10, 4-15

1984    NCAA Regional - at Eugene, Ore.
        Hawaii    W    15-9, 16-14, 14-16, 3-15, 15-9
    NCAA Regional - at San Jose, Calif.
        San Jose State    L    4-15, 7-15, 12-15

1980    AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Montana    W    15-12, 15-11, 15-10    
        Washington    L    9-15, 6-15, 7-15
        Oregon State    W    10-15, 15-4, 10-15, 15-11, 17-15

1979     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Oregon State    W    15-7, 15-12, 15-7
        Washington    L    15-9, 15-13, 3-15, 7-15, 2-15
        Montana    W    15-9, 15-1, 16-14
        Montana State    L    9-15, 5-15, 7-15

1978     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Washington    L    0-15, 11-15
        Washington State    W    6-15, 15-9, 15-13
        W. Washington    W    15-8, 15-8
        Portland State    L    1-15, 8-15, 11-15
        Oregon State    W    15-4, 15-10, 14-16, 15-8
        Pittsburgh    L    14-16, 11-15
        Alabama    L    15-17, 8-15
        San Jose State    L    8-15, 3-15
        Hawaii    L    0-15, 8-15
        Texas-Arlington    L    6-15, 10-15

1977     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Pacific Lutheran    W    15-8, 15-7
        E. Washington    W    15-12, 15-4
        Portland State    L    7-15, 15-9, 9-15
        Washington    W    13-15, 15-9, 15-8
        Portland State    L    11-15, 4-15

 1976     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Montana    W    15-5, 15-5
        E. Washington    W    14-16, 15-4, 15-10
        C. Washington    W    15-4, 15-3
        Oregon COE    W    15-4, 15-10
        Oregon State    W    15-12, 15-3
        Washington    W    15-8, 15-12
        Portland State    L    8-15, 6-15
        Washington State    W    16-14, 15-12
    AIAW NATIONALS    W/L    SCORE
        UCLA    L    1-15, 3-15
        Houston    L    10-15, 15-13, 3-15
        Ohio State    W    15-10, 10-15, 15-13
        Alabama    L    10-15, 15-17
        Lamar    L    7-15, 15-12, 6-15

1975     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        W. Washington    W    15-13, 16-14
        Montana State    W    15-2, 15-5
        Washington State    W    15-1, 15-13
        Oregon State    W    17-15, 15-8
        Oregon COE    W    15-6, 10-15, 15-9
        Portland State    L    2-15, 6-15
    NATIONALS    W/L    SCORE
        Houston    L    9-15, 6-15
        North Carolina    W    15-4, 15-6
        Brigham Young    L    4-15, 8-15
        SW Missouri State    L    10-15, 5-15
        Princeton    W    15-3, 15-4

1974     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Washington    W    15-5, 15-7
        Montana State    W    15-5, 15-6
        W. Washington    W    15-6, 15-11
        Oregon State    W    9-15, 15-7, 15-11
        Eastern Oregon    W    15-5, 15-12
        Portland State    L    2-15, 3-15
    NATIONALS    W/L    SCORE
        Long Beach State    L    1-15, 10-15
        Texas Woman’s    L    13-15, 2-15
        Brooklyn College    W    15-10, 11-15, 15-4
        Illinois State    W    11-15, 15-9, 16-14
        Florida State    W    12-15, 15-6, 15-6

1973     AIAW REGIONALS    W/L    SCORE    
        Eastern Oregon    W    16-14, 6-15, 15-9
        Portland State    L    15-11, 7-15, 13-15
        Oregon State    W    15-9, 15-8
        W. Washington    W    15-5, 15-4
        Washington State    W    15-9, 15-11
        Oregon COE    W    15-3, 15-12
        Portland State    W    17-15, 16-14
        Long Beach State    L    1-15, 9-15
    NATIONALS    W/L    SCORE
        Illinois-Chicago    W    15-3, 14-16, 15-12
        Tennessee    W    15-11, 15-0
        Cinncinnati    W    15-8, 15-0
        Houston    L    14-16, 10-15    

1970    Results not available

TOTALS:    18 appearances    50-35 (.588)
 

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 (25)     2012 (*6)
*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))
*41 assists, 12 digs (3s) vs. Dayton (12/1/12))
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 (*2)
*.652 (15K-0E-23A) vs Oregon St. (11/23/12)
*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)
23 (21K, 4BA), 4s vs. #7 UW (9/25/10)
*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)
*21.0 (18K, 4 BA), vs. #7 UCLA (11/20/12)

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: 25-0    Up 2-0: 22-0    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: 19-1    4 sets: 5-0    5 sets: 2-3

Hitting .300: 16-1       Opponent hitting .300: 0-2
Leading in Kills: 27-4       Trailing in Kills: 0-0
Leading in Hitting: 27-1       Trailing in Hitting: 0-3
Leading in Aces: 18-4    Tied: 5-0       Trailing in Aces:4-0
Leading in Blocks: 8-0    Tied: 2-0    Trailing in Blocks: 17-4


PAC-12 STANDINGS (12/2/12)
Sd. Team      Pac-12 Overall    H    A    N    L10    Strk
#2 Stanford    19-1    29-3    16-0    10-3    3-0    9-1    W5
#5 Oregon    16-4    27-4    12-2    11-2    4-0    7-3    W5
#6 USC    15-5    29-5    17-1    8-4    4-0    8-2    W2
#13 Wash.    14-6    25-6    15-2    8-4    2-0    8-2    W3
#7 UCLA    14-6    23-8    11-2    8-6    4-0    6-4    L1
Arizona St.    9-11    20-14    10-4    6-8    4-2    6-4    L1
California    9-11    15-16    6-6    6-7    3-3    4-6    L2
Arizona    8-12    16-15    12-7    3-8    1-0    4-6    L2
Utah    5-15    14-19    7-6    3-10    4-3    3-7    W1
Colorado    4-16    14-18    7-8    3-10    4-0    1-9    L8
Oregon State    4-16    14-18    3-7    3-10    8-1    1-9    L3
Wash. State    3-17    13-19    6-7    2-11    5-1    3-7    L1

NATIONAL POLLS (11/23)
Rankings      NCAA    School (1st Place) W-L    Prev
AVCA  Pab    RPI  Seed            AVCA #
1    1    2    1    Penn State (56)        31-2    2
*2    2    1    2    Stanford (4)         29-3    1
3    7    3    3    Texas        25-4    3
*4    6    13    6    USC        29-5    8
*5    12    16    13    Washington        25-6    6
>6    4    10    5    Oregon        27-4    4
*7    3    6    7    UCLA        23-8    5
8    16    17    -    Hawai’i        27-3    7
9    22    4    10    Louisville        28-4    10
10    14    5    4    Nebraska        23-6    9
11    10    9    8    Minnesota        24-7    14
12    9    8    9    Florida State        27-4    11
13    15    20    -    Dayton        26-5    12
*14    25    25    -    Ohio State        23-9    15
15    5    12    14    Florida        25-4    16
16    7    11    12    BYU        27-3    13
17    26    28    -    W. Kentucky        33-4    17
18    13    18    15    Iowa State        20-7    19
19    26    24    -    San Diego        21-7    18
20    36    7    11    Kansas         24-7    22
21    24    26    -    Creighton        27-4    23
22    28    29    V    Purdue        21-10    21
23    29    22    -    Miami (FL)        25-5    24
24    18    14    -    North Carolina        25-6    25
25    59    23    -    Kansas State        21-8    20
RV    21    32    -    St. Mary’s        18-11    -
RV    19    21    -    Tennessee        21-7    -
RV    11    15    -    Texas A&M        23-6    -
RV    17    19    16    Kentucky        20-10    -
RV    45    33    -    Marquette        27-7    -
RV    32    34    -    Colorado State        21-8    -
RV    19    36    -    Michigan State        25-9    -
RV    23    31    -    Michigan        25-11    -
-    46    27    -    Oklahoma        22-11    -
-    33    30    -    Arkansas        22-10    -
-    28    39        California        15-16    -
-    30    42    -    Arizona State        20-14    -

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: 744-667-21 (45th)/ 194-402
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION (as of 11/23)
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ’80, Eighth Year)
Career Record / at UO: 515-241, 24th year / 160-86, 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)
 >.652 (15- 0-23)    Fischer, Katherine at Oregon State (11/23/12)
 .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)
> .483 (15- 1-29)    Bergsma, Alaina vs N. Colorado (11/30/12)
> .458 (13- 2-24)    Brenner, Liz vs #13 Dayton (12/1/12)
 .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    Brenner, Liz at Oregon State (11/23/12)
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 ( 1- 4)    Finley, Canace vs #13 Dayton (12/1/12)
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)

 
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)
> .350 (53-11-120)    vs #13 Dayton (12/1/12)
 .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    at Oregon State (11/23/12)
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    vs #13 Dayton (12/1/12)
10.0    at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)
10.0    vs Colorado (9/29/12)
10.0    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
> 8.0    vs N. Colorado (11/30/12)
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 Oregon State (11/23/12)
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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