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Release Date: 11/25/2010
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No. 24 OREGON VOLLEYBALL ACTION – WEEK #13
- vs. No. 13 Washington (19-8, 8-8), Seattle, Wash., Friday, November 26, 7 p.m. – www.GoHuskies.com
- vs. Washington State (6-20, 0-16), Pullman, Wash., Saturday, November 27, 7 p.m. – www.WSUcougars.com

 

WHAT’S UP THIS WEEK
EUGENE – The No. 24 Oregon volleyball team (18-10, 6-10) wraps up its regular season for the second straight season at the Washington schools and is bidding for its fifth straight postseason bid for the first time in school history.

In their first meetings this season in Eugene in late September, UO ended a 10-year home drought in its rivalry with then-No. 7 Washington (12-1) thanks to a 3-1 win (25-20, 13-25, 25-20, 30-28). The victory also ended UW's season run of 12 straight sweeps, and marked Oregon’s second straight win in the series for the first time since 1989-90. Oregon’s 3-0 victory vs. Washington State the night before was its ninth straight in the series and seventh via sweep.

Afterwards, redshirt sophomore outside hitter Alaina Bergsma was also rewarded with AVCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors for her efforts vs. UW (a team season high in kills (21) and .559 hitting mark) and WSU (12 kills, .417).

On Sunday, November 28, volleyball fans can watch the NCAA Tournament selection show from 12-12:30 p.m. Pacific Time on ESPNEWS.

Oregon’s postseason chances look optimistic since every league team that has scored at least 17 wins since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1998 has been selected, and only one team has not made the tourney with a +.500 record (Arizona, 2008, 16-14).


RECENT DUCK STARTERS
# Player, Year, Position, Hometown - Notable 2010 Season Stats (Career Match Highs)
#2 Alaina Bergsma, RSo., OH, Chandler, Ariz. - .277, 3.21 kills/set (.559, 21 kills, 23 points, 4 blocks)
#3 Kellie Kawasaki, So., DS, West Linn, Ore. – 2.09 digs/s, 0.18 aces/s (22 digs, 3 aces)
#4 Lauren Plum, Fr., S, Poway, Calif. – 11.83 assists/s, 0.41 blocks/s (66 assists, 12 digs, 9 kills, 5 aces)
#9 Haley Jacob, So., L, Canyon City, Texas – 4.17 digs/s, 0.17 aces/s (24 digs, 3 aces)
#10 Heather Meyers, Sr., OH, Temecula, Calif. – .302, 3.70 k/s, 0.58 sa/s, 1.86 d/s, 0.54 b/s (.737, 25K, 29P, 6SA, 9B, 19D)
#11 Jocelyn Levig, So., OH, Sumner, Wash. – 0.84 blocks/s, 0.21 aces/s (.615, 11K, 15.5P, 3SA, 9B)
#12 Katherine Fischer, So., OH, Los Altos, Calif. – .212, 3.47 kills/s, 0.28 aces/s, 2.71 digs/s (.647, 24K, 24P, 14D, 6SA, 5B)

 
FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
Next week, the NCAA Tournament first and second rounds will be staged at 16, four-team sites from Thursday-Saturday, December 2-4.

The four, four-team NCAA Regional third and fourth rounds are held the next weekend on Thursday-Saturday, November 9-11 in Austin, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Seattle, Wash; and State College, Pa.

The NCAA semifinals and final follow on Thursday and Saturday, December 16 and 18 in Kansas City, Mo., and more information on the NCAA tourney is available at the www.NCAAsports.com website.


POSTSEASON PROWESS
In 2009, UO made its fourth straight NCAA tournament appearance for the first time ever and was seeded 14th in the 64-team field - its third straight top-16 seed. Sixth-year Duck head coach Jim Moore now sports a 5-4 NCAA tourney record thanks to the Ducks’ NCAA Third Round ‘Sweet 16’ trips in 2007 and ‘08, compared to Oregon’s 1-4 mark in its four prior NCAA tourney trips in 1984, ’86, ’87 and ’89.

UO’s postseason wins under Moore have come against Missouri State (3-0) and at No. 11 seed Kansas State (3-2) in 2007, Delaware (3-0) and North Carolina in ’08 (3-1) and Clemson in ’09 (3-0); and its losses came against then-No. 12 Hawai’i in ‘06 (0-3), then-No. 8 UCLA (1-3) in ‘07, Iowa State (2-3) in ’08 and then-No. 13 Kentucky (0-3).


WEEKEND REWIND
Last weekend, the Ducks dropped a pair of hard-fought matches to its top-10 ranked L.A. rivals in its final action at McArthur Court.

Then-No. 23 UO came back from an 0-2 deficit to push No. 6 USC to five sets for the second time this campaign. The night before, then-No. 10 UCLA ended a three-match McArthur Court losing streak with a 3-1 win over UO.

Against the Trojans, Oregon featured four hitters with at least 15 kills for the first time in 2010 – redshrt sophomore Alaina Bergsma (19, .279), sophomore Katherine Fischer (18, .286), senior Heather Meyers (17 kills, .244) and freshman Ariana Williams (15, .370). Freshman Lauren Plum added a career-high 66 assists and tied the league’s second-highest mark in a match this year. Sophomore Haley Jacob posted a career high in digs (26), and Fischer's career-high 19 digs rounded out her 14th double-double of the season.

In its 3-1 loss to No. 10 UCLA, Meyers led in kills (17) and hitting (.245); Fischer (14 kills, 12 digs) and Plum (41 assists, 10 digs) posted double-doubles; and Jacob ended with 24 digs.


FAB FROSH
Next week, the Pac-10 announces its All-Freshman Team, and several newcomers have played key roles in helping Oregon to another outstanding season.

This week, setter Lauren Plum ranked ninth nationally overall in assists (11.83) and tops among freshmen, and is one of only two frosh with Pepperdine’s Kellie Woolever (25th, 11.12) directing a top-25 offense (UO is 22nd at .263 and Pepperdine is 20th at .264). Middle blocker Ariana Williams stood 18th nationally among frosh in hitting (.305), second among frosh in the Pac-10 and second overall for Oregon. Other Duck freshmen ranked top 25 nationally in their class included senior Heather Meyers (points, 17th, 4.58 p/s) and sophomore Katherine Fischer (points, 24th, 4.01 p/s; kills, 25th, 3.47 p/s).

On the all-time Oregon lists, Plum’s assist per set average (11.83) ranks fifth-best in school history and second in the modern scoring format (25-point, rally scoring). For comparison’s sake, Plum is not far off then-senior Nevena Djordjevic’s total (12.38) last year that ranked second nationally and third all-time for UO. Williams’ hitting mark (.305) also stands ninth all-time among Ducks and fourth-best among UO frosh all-time behind Heather Meyers (.347, 2007), Stephanie Martin (.311, 2001) and Tanja Nikolic (.307, 1998).

In this week’s Pac-10 stats, Williams owned the top frosh hitting mark in a match and third-best overall in the league this year – her .722 total  (14K-1E-18A) against returning NCAA qualifier Florida International.

Plum topped Pac-10 frosh at all positions in double-doubles (7), and owned the best freshman aces mark (5) and fifth-best overall (behind four teammates’ efforts) from the five-set win at PSU. The Poway, Calif., native posted the second- and fourth -most assists overall among all players this season vs. No. 6 USC (66) and at ASU (65). Her 48 against frequent NCAA qualifier Santa Clara in her collegiate debut is the most in the league in a three-set match this year.


NATIONAL CLASS
This week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers ranked top six nationally in service aces per set for the eighth straight edition (sixth, 0.58), only .09 behind national leader Zoe Bowens of Maryland-Eastern Shore (first, 0.67).

For comparison’s sake, the Temecula, Calif., native led the nation for five weeks last year and ended the campaign ranked 32nd nationally with her 0.43 per set average, while last year’s national leader Ashley Herman of Delaware State logged a 0.63 average.

In other national categories in the top 50, freshman setter Lauren Plum stood ninth nationally this week in assists (11.83 per set), and Meyers ranked 34th in points (4.58 p/s).

Team-wise, UO ranked 21st nationally in kills (14.23 per set), and also stood top 25 in hitting (22nd, .263), and assists (23rdt, 13.28 p/s) and aces (25th, 1.69).

Updated every Monday afternoon, NCAA stats are available via the http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/ranksummary?sportCode=WVB  URL address, and all of Oregon’s national team and individual rankings follow:  
 
UO - NCAA Team Rankings
Aces – 25th, 1.61 p/s (leader Md.-Eastern Shore, 2.08)
Kills – 21st, 14.23 (leader San Diego, 15.22)
Assists – 23rd,  13.28 p/s (leader San Diego, 14.41)
Hitting – 22nd,.263 (leader Stanford, .315)
Blocks – 217th, 1.79 (leader Ohio, 3.09)
Digs – 218th, 13.92 (leader Yale, 19.34)
 
UO - NCAA Individual Rankings
Heather Meyers, Aces, 6th, 0.58 (Bowens, Md-ES, 0.67)
Lauren Plum, Assists, 9th, 11.79 (Clampitt, Tulsa, 13.11)
Heather Meyers, Points, 34th, 4.58 (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.74)
Heather Meyers, Kills, 80th, 3.70 (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.26)
Katherine Fischer, Points, 116th, 4.01 (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.74)
Katherine Fischer, Kills, 124th, 3.47 p/s (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.26)
Haley Jacob, Digs, 139th, 4.17 (Root, Valpo, 5.90)
Ariana Williams, Hitting, 187th,.305 (Williams, USC, .435)
Heather Meyers, Hitting, 197th, .302 (Williams, USC, .435)
 

PACING THE PAC-10
In the Pac-10 rankings this week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers continued to lead in service aces (0.58 per set), and ranked sixth in points (4.58 p/s), and sophomore Katherine Fischer stood second in double-doubles (14-tied) and fourth in aces (0.28 p/s), respectively, among UO’s seven, top-10 individual sightings.

Not surprisingly, Meyers has been a frequent sighting in past years in the aces category and led the league as a freshman in ’07 (0.41 p/s) and ranked second as a junior in ’09 (0.43 p/s). In past years, she also ranked top-10 in hitting (2007, fourth, .347), kills (2009, ninth, 3.49 p/s) and points (2009, eighth, 4.25 p/s).

Among 2010 season highs, Meyers led the Pac-10 in most aces in a match (6) with her three efforts vs. American, Arizona State and PSU, as did Fischer with her six against WSU, while Plum was tied for fifth with her five at PSU. Oregon’s 17 aces vs. Portland State was tops among teams in the Pac-10 this year - three more than the next best tally - and tied for eighth-best all-time in Pac-10 history.

Other Ducks ranked top-10 in best match totals this year include freshman Ariana Williams (hitting, third, .722 vs. FIU), Fischer (hitting, sixth, .647 vs. American) and sophomore Jocelyn Levig (blocks, sixth-tie, 9 at Seattle)

In team categories, Oregon led the conference in service aces for the eighth straight week (1.61) over Washington (second-tied, 1.41 per set), and a complete list of Duck team and individual Pac-10 rankings follow:
 
UO - Pac-10 Team Rankings
Aces - 1st, 1.69 aces/set (UW, 2nd, 1.44)
Kills – 4th, 14.19 k/s (leader Stanford 15.06)
Assists – 5th, 13.26 a/s (leader Stanford 14.26)
Hitting – 5th, .263 (leader Stanford, .321)
Digs – 5th, 13.83 d/s (leader UCLA 15.61)
Opponent Hitting – 8th, .232 (leader UW .169)
Blocks – 10th, 1.84 b/s (leader Cal 3.02)
 
UO - Pac-10 Individual Rankings
Heather Meyers, Aces, 1st, 0.58 a/s (2nd, Jupiter, USC, 0.36)
Katherine Fischer, Double-Doubles, 2nd-t, 12 (Owens, UA, 18)
Lauren Plum, Assists, 4th 11.83 a/s (leader, Bateman, USC, 12.31)
Katherine Fischer, Aces, 4th, 0.29 (leader Meyers, UO, 0.58)
Haley Jacob, Digs, 5th, 4.17 d/s (leader Gera, UCLA., 5.17)
Heather Meyers, Points, 6th, 4.58 p/s (leader Klineman, Stan, 6.14)
Lauren Plum, Double-Doubles, 12th-t, 7 (Owens, UA, 18)


MILESTONE WATCH
Last week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers moved up position on the Oregon career kills chart (fifth, 1,368), and sophomore libero Haley Jacob jumped four spots on the season digs chart (sixth, 430). Here are their current standings and improvements to watch for:
 
- Career Service Aces – 2nd, 172 (1st is 200)
- Career Points – 2nd, 1,677.5 (1st is 1,852)
- Career Attack Pct. - 3rd, .291 (2nd is .316)
- Career Service Aces Per Set – 4th-t, 0.40 (3rd is 0.48)
- Career Kills – 5th, 1,368 (4th is 1,580)
- Career Attack Attempts – 9th, 3,040 (8th is 3,075)
- Season Service Aces Per Set – 2nd, 0.63 (1st is 0.78)
- Season Service Aces – 4th,-t, 59 (3rd is 60, 2nd is 61, 1st is 65)
- Season Points Per Set – 7th, 4.58 (5th-t is 4.71)
- Season Hitting – 12th, .302 (10th is .303, 9th–t is .305)
 
In other UO season categories, here are Ducks and their current standings:
 
Haley Jacob – Digs, 6th, 430 (5th is 448, 4th is 452)
Haley Jacob – Digs Per Set, 6th, 4.17 (5th is 4.65)
Ariana Williams – Hitting, 9th-t, .305 (8th is .307)
Lauren Plum – Assists Per Set, 5th, 11.83 (4th is 12.08)
 

ACES WILD
After landing four more aces at Oregon State two weekends ago, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers handily leads active players in the Pac-10 Conference in career service aces (172) - 53 ahead of Arizona’s Paige Weber (119) – and stands fifth in career kills (1,368) and 10th in career total blocks (260).

Glancing at the Pac-10 record books, Meyers stands second all-time in career service aces (168) – tops in the modern 25-point, rally-scoring era, and only 26 behind  former UCLA player Daiva Tomkus (198, 1986-89). Season-wise, her career-high 59 aces in 102 sets of play in 2010 is tied for eighth all-time in Pac-10 history with four players including former Moore pupil Mira Djuric (107 sets, 2005), and only eight shy of the fourth-best mark (66).
 
Pac-10 Most Service Aces - Career
1. 198 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1986-89
*2. 172 Heather Meyers, ORE, 2007-present
3. 171 Logan Tom, STAN, 1999-2002
4. 165 Elaine Youngs, UCLA, 1988-92
5t. 162 Kim Glass, ARIZ, 2002-05
5t. 162 Brook Coulter, CAL, 1996-99
7. 161 April Ross, USC, 2000-03
8. 159 Natalie Williams, UCLA, 1989-92
9. 156 Sanja Tomasevic, WASH, 2002-05
10. 154 Terry Lauchner, ARIZ, 1987-90
 
Pac-10 Most Service Aces - Season
1. 91 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1987 (134)
2. 87 Teresa Smith, STAN, 1986 (126)
3. 80 Kiyomi Morino, ARIZ, 1987 (100)
4t. 66 Logan Tom, STAN, 2001 (122)
4t. 66 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1988 (114)
6. 63 Ashley Ivy, STAN, 2002 (122)
7. 61 Julie Jeffery, ORE, 1990 (107)
*8t. 59 Heather Meyers, Oregon, 2010 (102)
8t. 59 Mira Djuric, Oregon, 2005 (107)
8t .59 April Ross, USC, 2003 (113)
8t. 59 Nancy Hillman, USC, 1988 (125)
 

BALANCE IS BETTER
After 28 matches, Oregon continues to flex its balance in all phases of the game, especially in the hitting and blocking categories. The Ducks have featured three or more hitters with +.300 attack marks and/or +10 kills in seven and 15 matches, respectively; and five different players have posted five or more blocks in a contest.
 
2010 Matches – Multiple +.300 Hitters
- Santa Clara (Fischer .483, Bergsma .474, Meyers .452)
- UC Riverside (Williams .667, Bergsma .308)
- @Fresno State (Williams, .500, Bergsma .360)
- @PSU (Williams .348, Meyers .317)
- American (Fischer .647, Williams .438)
- Siena (Meyers .533, Fischer .345)
- Portland (Meyers .440, Fischer .414, Williams .353)
- @Tulane (Bergsma .471, Meyers .400, Williams .353)
- SHSU (Fischer .447, Bergsma .351, Williams, .333)
- WSU (Bergsma .417, Fischer .364, Meyers .333)
- Arizona State (Bergsma .342, Williams .304)
- Arizona (Bergsma .395, Meyers .317)
- OSU (Meyers .520, Bergsma .500, Williams, .500, Fischer .367)
- #3 Cal (Williams .462, Bergsma .444, Gross .333)

2010 Matches With +3 Hitters With +10 Kills
- @Fresno State (Meyer 16, Fischer 15, Williams 13, Bergsma 11)
- @Seattle (Meyers 17, Bergsma 13, Fischer 13)
- @PSU (Meyers 17, Fischer 16, Bergsma 13, Williams 11)
- FIU (Fischer 15, Williams 14, Bergsma 13, Meyers 13)
- SHSU (Fischer 19, Bergsma 16, Meyers 10)
- #7 UW (Bergsma 21, Fischer 15, Meyers 14)
- ASU (Bergsma 19, Meyers 15, Fischer 14, Williams 12)
- Ariz. (Bergsma 20, Meyers 18, Fischer 15, Williams 10)
- OSU (Meyers 14, Fischer 13, Bergsma 11)
- @#8 USC (Meyers 25, Bergsma 13, Fischer 11)
- @#3 California (Fischer 14, Bergsma 11, Meyers 10)
- @ASU (Fischer 24, Meyers 23, Bergsma 14)
- @OSU (Meyers 20, Bergsma 18, Fischer 13)
- #10 UCLA (Meyers 17, Fischer 14, Bergsma 12)
- #6 USC (Bergsma 19, Fischer 18, Meyers 17, Williams 15)

And, here is a breakdown of match leaders in each category this year.

Duck 2010 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Meyers 13, Fischer 10, Bergsma 6, Williams 1)
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players (Williams 9, Meyers 8, Bergsma 5, Fischer 4, Levig 1)
- Blocks – 7 players (Levig 14, Williams 13, Meyers 5, Fischer 3, Plum 4, Bergsma 3, Tooker 2)
- Points – 4 players (Meyers 18, Fischer 7, Bergsma 3, Williams 1)
- Digs – 4 players (Jacob 24, Fischer 3, Plum 2, Kawasaki 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 28)
- Service Aces – 8 players (Meyers 16, Plum 5, Fischer 3, Kawasaki 3, Fischer 2, Levig 2, Jacob 1, Williams 1)


BERGSMA GOES NATIONAL
In late September, redshirt sophomore outside hitter Alaina Bergsma became the fourth Duck to claim AVCA National Player of the Week honors the last four seasons.

The Chandler, Ariz., native helped then-No. 15 Oregon start the season atop the Pac-10 after a sweep of returning NCAA qualifier Washington State and a 3-1 victory over then-No. 7 Washington that was its first vs. the latter in Eugene in 10 years and ended the unbeaten Huskies’ 36-set season win streak.

Against UW, she connected on season highs in kills (21), points (23) and hitting (.559); her kill tally was a team season high; and her hitting mark (.559) was third-best for UO in ‘10 and tops among efforts of 15 kills or more. Coming into the match, only one opposing hitter has posted +10 kills against UW – Eastern Illinois’ Kelsey Orr the week before (11K, .222) – and Bergsma nearly doubled that total. She also led UO in blocks (4) and points (23) for the first time in ‘10, and the latter tally was a team best in a non-five-set contest.

The night before vs. the Cougars, she again led the team in kills (12) – her first honor of the season. She hit .417 – one of four +.400 hitting totals on the campaign (and eight +.300).

Just as impressive was a comparison of her weekend averages (vs. her prior season marks in ( )): kills 4.71 (2.79), hitting .500 (.299), points 5.07 (2.96), blocks 0.71 (0.29) and digs 0.43 (0.38).

All-American Sonja Newcombe picked up similar honors in 2009 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. All-American Gorana Maricic was likewise tabbed in ’07 after wins vs. then-No. 6 USC and then-No. 9 UCLA at Mac Court.

That same week in late September, Bergsma picked up Oregon’s 16th Pac-10 Player of the Week in school history, and the seventh honor in the tenure of sixth-year head coach Jim Moore.


No. 13 WASHINGTON (19-8, 8-8) SCOUTING REPORT
Senior setter and two-time All-American Jenna Hagglund ranks sixth this season nationally in assists (11.94 per set), and others ranked top 100 include All-America junior middle blocker Bianca Rowland (hitting, 12th, .400), senior All-America outside hitter Kindra Carlson (kills, 34th, 4.04 p/s; points, 23rd, 4.78 p/s) and All-Pac-10 pick and senior outside hitter Becky Perry (points, 47th, 4.42 p/s; kills, 68th, 3.80 p/s). Team-wise this week, UW ranks 12th team-wise nationally in hitting (.288), 34th in assists (13.04 a/s), 34th in blocks (2.50 p/s) and 38th in kills (38th, 13.88). 10th-year Husky head coach Jim McLaughlin led UW to a national title in ’05, NCAA semifinal appearances in 2004 and ’06 and regional final trips in 2003 and ’08. In the Pac-10, UW has finished second four straight years after winning the league title in 2004 and ‘05. More team information is available at the www.GoHuskies.com website.

Husky Stat Leaders
Kindra Carlson, Sr., OH - 4.04 k/s, .310, 0.85 b/s, 0.31 sa/s
Becky Perry, Sr., OH - 3.80 k/s, .255, 0.71 b/s, 0.21 sa/s
Bianca Rowland, Jr., MB - 2.69 k/s, .400, 1.10 b/s
Jenna Hagglund, Sr., S - 11.94 a/s
Jenna Orlandi, RFr., L - 4.68 d/s  

 
WASHINGTON STATE (6-20, 0-16) SCOUTING REPORT
Junior outside hitter Maegan Ganzer ranks seventh nationally and third in the Pac-10 in kills (4.82 per set) and points (5.42 per set). Sophomore libero Oceana Bush was a Pac-10 All-Freshman Team pick last year after she ranked fourth in the league in digs (4.78 per set), and is averaging 3.37 this season. Sophomore right side hitter Rachel Todorovich was also a Pac-10 All-Freshman honorable mention last year, and freshman setter Sara Biondi ranks eighth in the Pac-10 in assists (9.43 per set). Team-wise, WSU’s highest NCAA ranking is in hitting (194th, .188). Last year, the Cougars graduated a pair of All-Pac-10 honorable mentions, setter Renee Bordelon and middle blocker Cassie Robbins, from a squad that advanced to the NCAA tourney for the first time since 2002. After he led the Cougars to an 18-13 mark overall in '09, current third-year head coach Andrew Palileo was tabbed the Pac-10 Coach of the Year.  More information is available at the www.WSUcougars.com website.

Cougar Stat Leaders
Meagan Ganzer, Jr., OH -  4.71 k/s, .209, 1.59 d/s, 0.66 b/s
Brittany Tillman, Sr., MB - .168, 1.94 k/s, 0.62 b/s
Rachel Todorovich, So., RS - 2.18 k/s, 0.23 sa/s
Sara Biondi, Fr., S - 9.31 a/s
Ocean Bush, So., L -  3.71 d/s
 
 
SEASON/SERIES NOTES - DUCKS, COUGARS AND HUSKIES
The Ducks have won nine straight over the Cougars via seven sweeps (2006-08, ’10) and in 3-1 fashion twice in 2009. WSU’s last win in the series came in Moore’s first season (3-2), while UO took the first match that year, 3-0, in Eugene.

Before last November’s Duck upset, UW had won 18 in a row in the series dating back to 1974, although three of the previous seven meetings had gone five sets, and three others have gone four sets.

After last year’s regular season ending sweep on the road, then-senior outside hitter and All-American Sonja Newcombe was named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the fourth time in her career for her league season high in kills vs. UW (36, .382, 21 digs) and her other double-double at WSU (17 kills, 12 digs).


RECENT OREGON - WSU/UW RESULTS

Vs. Washington (All-Time Series Record: UW leads 55-21 (UW leads 9-2 vs. Jim Moore since ‘05))

2010
Eugene (9/25) - #15 Oregon 3, #7 UW 1 (25-20, 13-25, 25-20, 30-28)
2009
Eugene (9/25) - #3 UW 3, #7 Oregon 0 (25-18, 26-24, 25-19)
Seattle (11/27) – #18 UO 3, #4 UW (15-25, 21-25, 25-23, 31-29, 15-13)

2008
Seattle (10/17) - #7 UW 3, #6 Oregon 2 (25-27, 25-23, 25-14, 21-25, 15-8)
Eugene (11/16) - #5 UW 3, #8 Oregon 1 (25-22, 22-25, 31-29, 25-20)

2007
Eugene (9/21) - #8 UW 3, #24 Oregon 2 (28-30, 26-30, 30-16, 30-25, 15-11)
Seattle (11/23) - #6 UW 3, #13 Oregon 1 (27-30, 30-27, 30-25, 30-16)

2006
Seattle (10/6) - #5 UW 3, Oregon 1 (26-30, 30-22, 30-23, 30-27)
Eugene (11/3) - #4 UW 3, #24 Oregon 2 (30-15, 28-30, 30-25, 29-31, 16-14)

2005
Eugene (10/22) – Oregon 3, WSU 0 (30-25, 30-24, 31-29)
Pullman (11/17) – WSU 3, Oregon 2 (30-21, 28-30, 30-19, 36-38, 15-6)


Vs. WSU (All-Time Series Record: UO leads 41-32-1 (UO leads 10-1 under Jim Moore since 2005))

2010
Eugene (9/24) - #15 Oregon 3, WSU 0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-15)

2009
Eugene (9/27) – #7 Oregon 3, WSU 1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-21)
Pullman (11/25) - #18 Oregon 3, WSU 1 (25-16, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20)

2008
Pullman (10/19) - #6 Oregon 3, WSU 0 (25-17, 25-20, 25-12)
Eugene (11/14) - #8 Oregon 3, WSU 0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-18)

2007
Eugene (9/22) - #24 Oregon 3, WSU 0 (30-24, 30-24, 30-22)
Pullman (11/21) - #13 Oregon 3, WSU 0 (30-24, 34-32, 30-22)

2006
Pullman (10/7) – Oregon 3, WSU 0 (30-25, 30-21, 30-25)
Eugene (11/2) - #24 Oregon 3, WSU 0 (34-32, 30-12, 30-22)

2005
Eugene (10/22) - Oregon 3, WSU 0 (30-25, 30-24, 31-29)
Pullman (11/17) – WSU 3, UO 2 (21-30, 30-28, 19-30, 38-36, 6-15)


RIDING HIGH IN THE RPI
In this week’s sixth NCAA RPI rankings of the season, UO ranked 48th nationally – one of seven Pac-10 teams ranked top 50 with Stanford (fifth), California (seventh), USC (eighth), UCLA (22nd), Arizona (32nd) and Washington (38th).

The entire listing is available at this website ( http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2010WVBrpi1.html ).

Volleyball pundit Rick Kerns has UO ranked 48th in his RPI index that is very similar this week to the NCAA’s, and it’s available at the http://www.richkern.com/vb/rankings/CompRKPI-RPI.asp?sort=RKPI URL address.


MOORE’S MENDOZA LINE
Head Coach Jim Moore normally emphasizes especially in the preseason that the Ducks should aim to hit .300 as a squad each match, and defensively limit opponents to a .100 mark or less. Here were matches that UO achieved the feat:
- vs. Florida Gulf Coast (.387 / .072)
- vs. American (.349 / .112)
- vs. Portland (.319 / .080)
 
And, here were other matches that UO was in the same neighborhood:
- vs. Santa Clara (.434 / .216)
- at Fresno State (.303 / .163)
- vs. Sam Houston State (.336 / .157)
- vs. Washington State (.354 / .157)
- vs. Oregon State (.433 / .128)
- at Oregon State (.291 / .188)


SWEET 17
With its 17th win of the season in early November at ASU, UO has claimed +17 wins for five straight years for the first the first time since 1983-87. All five have come under the guidance of sixth-year mentor Jim Moore (20-’09; 25-’08; 22-’07; 17-’06), and only one other Duck head coach has achieved the feat (Karla Rice 1973-77), and one other turned the trick three consecutive seasons (Chris Voelz 1983-85, 1978-80).


MOORE PASSES CENTURY MARK
In the team’s home opener vs. Florida Gulf Coast in early September, head coach Jim Moore became the fourth Duck mentor to post +100 wins. He now sports a 114-70 UO coaching mark and 466-226 overall record in his 22nd season. The Long Beach, Calif., native trails only Karla Rice (196-67, 1967-77), Chris Voelz (186-168, 1978-85) and Gerry Gregory (115-143, 1986-94) on the Duck all-time victory list.


UPSET SPECIAL
One of the most historic weekends in the record-setting run for the Ducks under sixth-year head coach Jim Moore came three years ago when then-No. 20 Oregon upended then-No. 6 USC (3-1) and then-No. 9 UCLA (3-0) in Eugene on November 8-9, 2007.

That weekend marked UO’s first wins against the two teams since 1990 and 1987, respectively, and its first-ever same-weekend victories vs. top-25 teams (a feat it replicated vs. the same teams ranked No. 4 and No. 5 in Eugene in ’08, and vs. No. 5 Stanford and then-No. 14 California in Eugene in ’09).

Including that weekend, Oregon has 15 wins in 41 matches vs. top-25 teams since then (and 12 wins in 30 matches vs. top-10 squads). Even more impressive is UO’s win totals in that stretch when it’s ranked below its opponent – 11 of 28 matches vs. top 10 teams and 12 of 31 matches against top-25 programs.

For comparison’s sake beforehand, Moore and his Ducks were 3-37 vs. top 25 teams (and 1-19 vs. top 10 teams) in his first 2 1/2 years rebuilding the Oregon program.

Before his arrival, the once-conference doormat Ducks had lost 58 straight matches vs. top-25 foes dating back to a 3-2 win over then-No. 16 Arizona in 1998, while their last win over a top-10 team was a 3-2 victory at then-No. 6 Stanford in 1989.

Altogether since the AVCA weekly rankings began in 1982, Moore owns exactly half of UO’s 34 wins vs. top-25 teams (17), and 10 of its 16 wins over top-10 squads.


YOUTH REVOLT
The Oregon roster is one of head coach Jim Moore’s youngest ever and features one senior (Heather Meyers), one junior (Rhiannon Tooker), six sophomores (Alaina Bergsma, Katherine Fischer, Lauren Gross, Kellie Kawasaki, Haley Jacob, Jocelyn Levig) and five freshmen (Camryn Irwin, Lauren Plum, Courtney Vaccarello, Jaklyn Wheeler, Ariana Williams).


2010 SEASON RECAP
Picked 20th in the AVCA preseason poll and sixth in the Pac-10 coaches poll, the talented yet young Oregon squad rattled off a school record 14-match win streak to start the season.

Key wins in that non-conference unbeaten run included victories over returning NCAA tourney qualifiers Tulane (3-0) and Florida International (3-1), and it staked other wins over a quartet of other recent NCAA tourney qualifiers in American (3-0), Santa Clara (3-0), Siena (3-0) and at Portland State (3-2). Other Duck preseason wins came vs. UC Riverside (3-0), Fresno State (3-1), Florida Gulf Coast (3-0), Seattle (3-2), Portland (3-0) and Sam Houston State (3-1).

At September’s end, Oregon opened Pac-10 play with its second straight pair of wins over then then-No. 7 Washington (3-1) and fellow NCAA returnee Washington State (3-0) for the first time since 1989-90, and reached a season-high national ranking of 11th. In its first league road trip, it dropped a pair of 3-0 contests in the Bay Area to the nation’s last unbeaten teams, then-No. 1 Stanford and then-No. 8 California. In the Bay Area stops, UO logged the second-highest hitting mark vs. Cardinal at that point of the season, and held the Bears to a hitting mark (.300) that was .057 below its national-leading average.

UO opened October at home with its sixth straight win over ASU (3-1) before Arizona came back from a 2-1 deficit to win 3-2 to punch its ticket back into the national rankings. In mid-October, the Ducks came out firing in a sweep over Oregon State. After losing first sets in its four previous matches, UO posted its sixth Civil War sweep (and eighth series win in 11 tries under head coach Jim Moore) after it hit .433, its second-highest of the year and also the highest by a Beaver foe (and only third over .300 at that point). In its following weekend trip to then-No. 8 USC and then-No. 11 UCLA – UO came back from an 0-2 deficit to fall in five sets at Troy for the third time in five seasons, while UCLA staked only its second win the last six regular-season meetings with Oregon by a 3-0 count. In the final weekend of October, then-No. 18 UO dropped only its second and third home matches of the season by 3-0 scores to then-No. 4 Stanford and then-No. 3 California. Oregon logged its then-third-highest hitting mark in league play (.278) against Cal, the nation’s second best blocking team. The night before, the Cardinal was held to its second-lowest hitting total of the season (.242), and its kill average (11.33 p/s) was also noticeably lower than its second-best mark nationally (15.41).

The Ducks split their November openers in the desert, as then-No. 23 Arizona out-hit UO .344-.103 for a 3-0 win and its four straight win in the series. The next night, ASU also topped UO in hitting (.310-.289), but UO won 3-2 over the Sun Devils for the sixth straight time. In their third straight road match, UO beat Oregon State, 3-1, to polish off its fourth Civil War season sweep of Oregon State the last five years, and outhit the Beavers .291-.188. In its first home matches ever at McArthur Court dropped a pair of hard-fought matches to its top-10 ranked L.A. rivals. Then-No. 23 UO came back from an 0-2 deficit to push No. 6 USC to five sets for the second time this campaign. The night before, then-No. 10 UCLA ended a three-match McArthur Court losing streak with a 3-1 win over UO.


ON THE TUBE
In mid-November, the Ducks enjoyed their 12th televised appearances in Jim Moore’s tenure in their Fox Sports road tilt at Corvallis. UO already had a Fox Sports-televised match in mid-October, a hard-fought 3-2 loss at No. 8 USC, and Moore sports a 6-6 record in televised Duck tilts.

Last year, Oregon topped Oregon State, 3-1, in October and lost 3-1 at Cal’s Senior Day in mid-November.

In UO’s three home TV appearances in 2008, the Ducks won a Fox Sports-televised three-set contest over the Beavers; lost 3-1 in front of a school record crowd (3,817) in its FSN match vs. then-No. 5 Washington; and topped WSU, 3-0, in a Comcast match.

In 2007, UO lost to Cal, 3-1, in a FSN event in Mac Court. In 2006, UO topped OSU, 3-1, on FSN in Eugene, and WSU, 3-0, on a Comcast-broadcast home event. In ‘05, Cal again topped UO, 3-1, in a FSN event in Eugene.
 

DUCK SEASON PREVIEW
Ranked top 20 nationally in the preseason for the third straight year (and first three-run honor in school history), the Ducks graduated a pair of All-Americans and another school career record holder, yet will chase their fifth straight NCAA trip thanks to a new-look squad that offers plenty of talent.

Senior outside hitter Heather Meyers is a two-time All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (’07, ’09) and 2008 NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team pick. The team’s active leader in double-doubles (19) ranks top-10 all-time for UO career-wise in aces (second, 172), points (second, 1,677.5), attack percentage (third, .291), aces per set (fourth, 0.40) and kills (fifth, 1,368).

Sophomore outside hitter Katherine Fischer was a 2009 All-Pac-10 Freshman Team choice has racked up 18 career double-doubles already (including 14 in ’10 that is tied for second-most in the Pac-10), while her four as a freshman came against Oregon State and NCAA qualifiers Stanford, UCLA and Washington.

Another pair of returning starters, sophomores Haley Jacob and Kellie Kawasaki, manned the libero position last year. Junior middle blocker Rhiannon Tooker, and sophomore hitters Lauren Gross and Jocelyn Levig are also key returnees and played in several of the team’s biggest matches last season.

The team’s talented and deep newcomer class is headlined by redshirt sophomore transfer Alaina Bergsma who ranked nationally for Loyola Marymount in 2009 in points (ninth, 5.24 per set), kills (14th, 4.47 p/s) and aces (45th, 0.40 p/s), and was an All-West Coast Conference honoree and WCC Freshman of the Year.

Oregon’s other additions include redshirt freshman libero Courtney Vaccarello (San Jose, Calif.), freshman setters Camryn Irwin (Brush Prairie, Wash.) and Lauren Plum (Poway, Calif.), outside hitter Jaklyn Wheeler (Red Bluff, Calif.) and middle blocker Ariana Williams (Riverside, Calif.).

Among the freshman class’s numerous honors, Irwin was a two-time Washington all-state pick, Plum and Williams were Prepvolleyball Senior Ace picks, Wheeler was an Under Armour All-America honorable mention; and Vaccarello was a former Junior Olympic All-American in the tourney’s 16-U division.


PICK OF THE POLLS
In this week’s 13th AVCA Coaches Poll of the season, the Ducks enjoyed their 58th straight week and were one of seven Pac-10 teams sighted in the national rankings released Monday.

In the 13th edition of the season, No. 24 UO was one of seven Pac-10 teams sighted, and overall has been ranked between 11th and 24th in 2010.

Compared to last week, No. 2 California and No. 20 Arizona climbed two spots; No. 9 UCLA improved one position; No. 6 USC held steady; and No. 4 Stanford and No. 13 Washington dropped two spots.

Among other poll notes, No. 1 Florida (26-1) remained atop the rankings for the seventh straight week, and No. 3 Hawai’i (27-1) and No. 5 Nebraska (25-2) also held steady. The other change in the top 10 was that No. 10 Illinois (22-6) swapped positions with UCLA.

The Ducks have been ranked consecutively for more than three seasons, a stretch that has included 14 combined top-10 appearances in 2007, ’08 and ’09, and an all-time high position of sixth.

Before the arrival of sixth-year head coach Jim Moore, Oregon’s previous longest poll streak was a 28-week run from 1986-88 (with a previous program high of 11th three times in that span).

A complete listing of the Ducks' string of top-25 rankings under Moore follows: *2010: 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: 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: 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: 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.

Before the current run, UO was also ranked 24th twice the season before in 2006 – Moore’s second in Eugene – in late October and early November.

More information on the AVCA and its polls are available at the www.AVCA.org website at the http://www.avca.org/divisions/division-one-women/polls URL address.


ALL-TOURNAMENT QUEEN
With her Fresno State Classic tourney MVP honor in late August and Oregon Classic all-tourney and Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic nods in early September, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers has been tabbed to nine different preseason all-tournament teams, and another NCAA Regional all-tourney squad. Here is a list of her career honors:
 
- 2010 Fresno Bulldog Classic, Tournament MVP
- 2010 Oregon Classic, All-Tournament
- 2010 Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, All-Tournament
- 2009 Pioneer Classic, Tournament MVP
- 2009 Oregon Classic, All-Tournament
- 2008 NCAA Austin Regional All-Tournament
- 2008 Kansas Invitational, All-Tournament
- 2007 Oregon Classic, All-Tournament
- 2007 Baylor Invitational, Tournament MVP
- 2007 Big 10-Pac-10 Challenge, All-Tournament Team / Top Server Award

Five other Ducks – four of whom are newcomers - have been busy adding all-tourney awards and their accolades follow:

Alaina Bergsma (OH) – Tournament MVP: Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic
Katherine Fischer (OH) – Tournament MVP: Oregon Classic
Haley Jacob (L) - All-Tournament Team: Oregon Classic
Lauren Plum (S) – All-Tournament Team (2): Bulldog Classic, Oregon Classic
Ariana Williams (MB) – All-Tournament Team (2): Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, Oregon Classic


2009 SEASON REVIEW
Last year, 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 (after placing fourth in ’08, fifth (tie) in ’07 and sixth (tie) in ’06).

UO ended the season with two of its five wins over top-20 teams the final two weekends, thanks to 0-2 comebacks vs. then-No. 7 UCLA, and at then-No. 4 Washington. Earlier in the campaign, UO topped No. 5 Stanford (3-2), No. 9 Minnesota (3-2) and No. 14 California (3-0) – and the last stood as the first sweep of the Golden Bears since ‘90. UO’s three other wins against NCAA advancers came vs./and at Washington State and vs. Clemson in the NCAA opening round.

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.

Among other rivalry notes in the Jim Moore era, UO entered the season having:
- won four of the last five regular season meetings vs. UCLA (compared to a 1-41 all-time ledger before his arrival).
- claimed four straight wins vs. Arizona State for the first time ever.
- topped Cal three of the last four seasons to end a 15-match losing streak in the series.
- notched its third win over Stanford ever in 2009.
- beat USC twice the last three seasons for its only wins over the Trojans since 1991.
- staked four wins the last four years vs. Arizona for its first victories over the Wildcats since 1998.
- beaten Washington State in nine straight contests.
- scored seven wins in the last eight meetings vs. Oregon State.


MAC COURT MAGIC
In mid-October, a crowd of 2,346 passed through the McArthur Court doors for UO’s sweep of Oregon State – UO’s 2010 season high at home. The attendance figure marked the 11th-biggest in program history, and meant that head coach Jim Moore and the Ducks have now played in front of 12 of the 18 largest home volleyball crowds at Mac Court.

Oregon’s burgeoning fan support has helped the program to a 30-0 non-conference home record under Moore, thanks to its perfect marks in 2005 (5-0), ’06 (4-0), ‘07 (6-0), ‘08 (6-0), ’09 (5-0) and ’10 (4-0).

Last season, UO added two more of its top-10 biggest crowds with its Pac-10 opener in September vs. No. 3 Washington (#3, 3,564) and the late October tilt vs. Oregon State (#8, 2,518).

In November 2008, UO broke its attendance record vs. then-No. 5 Washington (3,817) and reset the former mark (3,716) from its win vs. Oregon State in 1996. The Ducks had another +3,000 total two nights before vs. Washington State (3,169), now its fourth-largest attendance ever.

A complete list of the top-17 ranked crowds during the Moore era follows:
- 3,817 (#1, vs. Washington, 11/16/08)
- 3,564 (#3, vs. Washington 9/25/09)
- 3,169 (#4, vs. Washington State, 11/14/08)
- 2,777 (#5, vs. OSU, 11/16/07)
- 3,672 (#6, vs. Washington, 11/3/06)
- 2,518 (#8, vs. OSU, 10/27/09)
- 2,375 (#10, vs. Washington, 9/21/07)
- 2,346 (#11, vs. Oregon State, 10/15/10)
- 2,260 (#12, vs. Oregon State, 9/29/06)
- 2,159 (#13, vs. Oregon State, 10/12/08)
- 1,935 (#15 vs. USC, 11/20/10)
- 1,842 (#18, vs. California, 11/16/06)

Season-wise, UO's overall average in 2009 (1,433) ranked 27th among the 369 Division 1 teams, while its nine-match conference average in 2008 (2,393) was almost a 1,000 better than its 2007 average (1,412).


OTHER MAC COURT / MOORE NOTES
Overall in non-conference preseason action, Oregon has been nearly flawless since Moore's arrival, and has racked up a 63-3 record thanks to its three perfect marks in 2010 (12-0), ‘09 (10-0) and ’06 (10-0), and one-loss stretches in 2008 (11-1), ’07 (10-1) and ’05 (10-1).

Factoring in conference play the last three seasons, UO is equally impressive at home with a 31-10 overall home ledger and 17-10 league mark.

Oregon’s overall year-by-year home records (and Pac-10 marks) in Moore’s tenure follow: 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).


SIZING UP THE 2010 SCHEDULE
Oregon faces another national-caliber slate in 2010, and 16 of its 30 regular season matches were against returning NCAA tournament qualifiers from 2009.

Duck fans caught seven of those contests in Eugene against Elite Eight returnee California, NCAA Regional advancer Stanford, the Round of 32 trio of UCLA, USC and Washington, and two others that competed in the NCAA opening round – Arizona and Washington State.

Two other teams on the Duck slate received votes in the preseason polls – Florida International and Santa Clara – on the road, and FIU and Tulane were NCAA tourney qualifiers in ’09. Santa Clara has earned NCAA tourney bids 11 of the last 12 years (but missed in ’09), and American and Siena have combined for 11 NCAA trips (7/4) the last eight seasons.

Last year, UO stood 21st and 26th nationally in the Rich Kerns and NCAA’s final RPI standings, respectively, and ranked fifth and sixth, respectively among Pac-10 teams.

NCAA RPI rankings are released in the second half of the season at this website ( http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2010WVBrpi1.html ), and Rich Kern RPI ratings are available at http://www.richkern.com/vb/rankings/CompRKPI-RPI.asp?sort=RKPI .


PAC-10 PREVIEW
The Pacific-10 Conference welcomed back a host of the nation’s top teams after all 10 programs were ranked top 25 or received votes last season, and a record-tying eight squads advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

In the 2010 AVCA preseason poll, the Pac-10 had seven teams ranked top 20 – almost twice as many as the next best leagues (the Big Ten (4), SEC (4) and Big 12 (3)).

Four Pac-10 teams ranked top 11 nationally - No. 4 Stanford, No. 8 Washington, No. 10 USC and No. 11 California – and three others stood top 20 - No. 16 UCLA, No. 18 Arizona and No. 20 UO.

In the Pac-10 head coaches preseason poll, Oregon was tabbed sixth and matched its best pick in recent memory. In Moore’s previous five seasons, UO was tabbed sixth in ’08 and ’09, seventh in ‘07, eighth in ’06 and ninth in ’05.

Stanford was tabbed the conference favorite and received six of the 10 first-place votes. Washington and USC followed in second and third place, respectively, and each picked up two first-place votes. The rest of the Pac-10 positions follow: Arizona - 4th; California - 5th, Oregon - 6th, UCLA – 7th, Arizona State – 8th, Washington State – 9th, and Oregon State - 10th.

To read up more on the Pac-10 Conference and its history, visit the www.Pac-10.org website at the http://www.pac-10.org/Sports/Volleyball/2010MediaGuide.aspx URL link.


BRAINS AND BRAWN
In November, the Oregon volleyball rewarded for its hard work in the classroom as six different Ducks were sighted on Pac-10 All-Academic and ESPN Academic All-District lists.

Six Ducks received first academic all-league distinctions, and sophomore outside hitters Katherine Fischer and Lauren Gross led the way with first- and second-team honors, respectively.

Four other Ducks – junior middle blocker Rhiannon Tooker, sophomore liberos Haley Jacob and Kellie Kawasaki, and outside hitter Jocelyn Levig – received honorable mention nods.

Fischer, a pre-business administration major, was the only league honoree that sported a 4.00 cumulative grade point average, while Gross was close behind with a 3.80 GPA in psychology.

Overall, UO has racked up 25 Pac-10 league all-academic honors in six years under head coach Jim Moore after UO received at least three honors in 2008 (4), ‘07 (4), '06 (4) and '05 (5), and two in ‘09.

To be eligible, players must sport a 3.00 minimum GPA, be a returnee, at least a sophomore academically, and be a starter or significant contributor.

Two weeks before, Fischer and Kawasaki were also accorded ESPN Academic First and Third-Team All-District honors.

Fischer was tabbed to the six-person first team, and the Pre-business administration major was one of two honorees with 4.0 cumulative GPA’s, and the general science major Kawasaki was picked to the six-member third team, and owns a 3.72 GPA.

The Duck duo’s honors were the fourth and fifth district nods under Moore after former setter Nevena Djordjevic picked up similar second- and third-team honors in 2008 and ’09, and former middle blocker Kristin Bitter was a first-team choice in ’06.

Prior to Moore’s arrival, only one other Duck had picked up academic all-district honors – former setter Casey Crisler in 1995, ’96 and ’97.

The duo helped the team receive the AVCA Team Academic Award last year based on its combined grade point average for the academic year. Oregon was one of three Pac-10 programs that maintained a 3.30 minimum cumulative team grade point average (on a 4.0 scale). The Ducks had also received the award in head coach Jim Moore’s first season in 2005-06, and also the season prior to his arrival.


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-10 Conference Coach of the Year.

Last year, 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.

In 2009, the Ducks (20-10, 9-9) 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 last season, 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 22nd 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 fifth-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.

With his 3-1 victory over Oregon State in November 2007, he picked up the 400th win of his coaching career, and now owns an overall record of 466-226 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 (5)       114-70        43-63         5-4 (.555) NCAA I
           2005           12-18 (.400)   1-17 (.056)        ---
           2006           17-12 (.586)   7-11 (.389) 0-1 (.000) NCAA I
           2007           22-11 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2008           25-9 (.736)   11-7 (.636)  2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2009           20-10 (.667)   9-9   ---   1-1 (.500) NCAA I
           2010           18-10          6-11   ---                
TOTALS   22 YEARS        466-226       241-151       25-13 (.658)


THE CONFERENCE OF CHAMPIONS
The Pac-10’s status as the nation’s premier volleyball league goes back to the first NCAA Championship in 1981 when USC beat UCLA for the national title – one of five times that the Pac-10 has swept the top two places nationally.

Altogether, four league teams have combined for 13 of the 29 national championships held in that stretch - Stanford (6 - 1992, '94, '96, '97, 2001, '04), UCLA (3 - 1984, '90, '91), USC (3 - 1981, '2002, '03) and Washington (1 - 2005), and the Pac-10 has also claimed 13 runner-up nods.

In the national semifinals, the Pac-10 has had at least one team every year except twice, including 12 tourneys with two teams and thee years with three of the four teams.

Pac-10 Conference in the NCAA Tournament
Courtesy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Women%27s_Volleyball_Championship

Top Two Teams (5) - 1981, 84, 92, 94, 2002
One Team in Final (16) – 1982, 83, 85, 87, 90, 91, 96, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Multiple Teams in Top Four (12) - 1981 (2), 82 (2), 83 (2), 84 (2), 85 (3), 92 (2), 94 (2), 2001 (2), 02 (2), 04 (3), 06 (3), 07 (3),
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 (13): 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

National Runners-up (13); 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

Other NCAA Tourney Semifinalists (16): 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


2010 University of Oregon Ducks Numerical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    EXP    Hometown/Previous School(s)
2    Alaina Bergsma    OH    6-2    RSo.    TR    Chandler, Ariz./Valley Christian HS/Loyola Marymount
3    Kellie Kawasaki    L    5-5    So.    1L    West Linn, Ore./West Linn HS
4    Lauren Plum    S    5-9    Fr.    HS    Poway, Calif./Poway HS
5    Jaklyn Wheeler    OH    6-0    Fr.    HS    Red Bluff, Calif./Red Bluff HS
7    Ariana Williams    MB    6-2    Fr.    HS    Riverside, Calif./Poly
8    Courtney Vaccarello    L    5-5    RFr.    HS    San Jose, Calif./Presentation HS
9    Haley Jacob    L    5-2    So.    1L    League City, Texas/Clear Creek HS
10    Heather Meyers    OH    5-11    Sr.    2L    Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS
11    Jocelyn Levig    OH    6-1    So.    1L    Sumner, Wash./Sumner HS
12    Katherine Fischer    OH    5-10    So.    1L    Los Altos, Calif./Homestead HS
15    Lauren Gross    OH    6-2    So.    SQ    Orange, Calif./El Modena HS
16    Camryn Irwin    S    5-11    Fr.    HS    Brush Prairie, Wash./Prairie HS
17    Rhiannon Tooker    OH    6-5    Jr.    1L    Gladstone, Australia/Gladstone HS


2010 University of Oregon Ducks Alphabetical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    EXP    Hometown/Previous School(s)
2    Alaina Bergsma    OH    6-2    RSo.    TR    Chandler, Ariz./Valley Christian HS/Loyola Marymount
12    Katherine Fischer    OH    5-10    So.    1L    Los Altos, Calif./Homestead HS
15    Lauren Gross    OH    6-2    So.    SQ    Orange, Calif./El Modena HS
16    Camryn Irwin    S    5-11    Fr.    HS    Brush Prairie, Wash./Prairie HS
9    Haley Jacob    L    5-2    So.    1L    League City, Texas/Clear Creek HS
3    Kellie Kawasaki    L    5-5    So.    1L    West Linn, Ore./West Linn HS
11    Jocelyn Levig    OH    6-1    So.    1L    Sumner, Wash./Sumner HS
10    Heather Meyers    OH    5-11    Sr.    2L    Temecula, Calif./Great Oak HS
4    Lauren Plum    S    5-9    Fr.    HS    Poway, Calif./Poway HS
17    Rhiannon Tooker    OH    6-5    Jr.    1L    Gladstone, Australia/Gladstone HS
8    Courtney Vaccarello    L    5-5    RFr.    HS    San Jose, Calif./Presentation HS
5    Jaklyn Wheeler    OH    6-0    Fr.    HS    Red Bluff, Calif./Red Bluff HS
7    Ariana Williams    MB    6-2    Fr.    HS    Riverside, Calif./Poly

Head Coach: Jim Moore (Sixth Year)
Assistant Coaches: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Sixth Year), Stacy Metro (Sixth Year)
Volunteer Coach: Kristen Rott (First Year)


PLAYER PRONUNCIATIONS: Alaina Bergsma (ah-LANE-ah), Jocelyn Levig (JOSS-ah-lynn LEH-vig), Lauren Plum (PLUMB), Rhiannon Tooker (ree-ANN-un TOOK-er), Courtney Vaccarello (VACK-ah-rell-oh), Arianna Williams (R-ee-ah-nah); CITIES: Meyers - Temecula (teh-MECK-you-lah), POSITION: lee-BARE-oh.
 
 
NOTABLE DUCK STATISTICS / NOTES

THE LAST TIME OREGON VOLLEYBALL:
Won a road match: at Oregon State, 3-1, in Corvallis (11/12/10)
Won at home: vs. Oregon State, 3-0, in Eugene (10/15/10)
Won on the road (Neutral): vs. Sam Houston State, 3-1, New Orleans (9/18/10)
Lost a match; vs. #6 USC in Eugene, 3-2 (11/20/10
Lost at home: vs. #3 Cal in Eugene, 3-0 (10/30/10)
Lost a match on the road: at #23 Arizona, 3-0, in Tucson (11/5/10)
Lost on the road (Neutral): vs. Iowa State, 3-2 (12/12/08)
Current Streak: Lost 2 matches
Longest Season Win Streak: 14 matches (*school record)
Longest Season Losing Streak: 5 matches
Won 3-0: vs. Oregon State, 3-0, in Eugene (10/15/10)
Won 3-0 on the road: at Tulane, 3-0, New Orleans (9/17/10)
Lost 3-0: at #23 Arizona, 3-0, in Tucson (11/5/10)
Lost 3-0 at home: vs. #3 Cal in Eugene, 3-0 (10/30/10)
Won in four sets at home: ASU, in Eugene (10/8/10)
Won in four sets on the road: at Oregon State (11/12/10)
Lost in four sets on the road: at #12 California (11/15/09)
Lost in four sets at home: vs. # 10 UCLA (11/19/10)
Won in five sets: at Arizona State, 3-2, in Tempe (11/6/10)
Won in five sets at home: vs. #7 UCLA (11/21/09)
Lost in five sets on the road: at #8 USC, in L.A. (10/22/10)
Lost in five sets at home:  #6 USC (11/20/10)
Beat a Pac-10 opponent: at Oregon State, 3-1, in Corvallis (11/12/10)
Beat a top-25/top-10 opponent: #7 Washington, 3-2, Eugene (9/25/10)
Beat a top-25/ top-10 opponent on the road: at #4 Washington (11/27/09)
Lost to a Pac-10 opponent: vs. #6 USC, Eugene (11/20/10)
Lost to a top-10/top-25 opponent: vs. #6 USC, Eugene (11/20/10)
Lost to a top-10 opponent on the road: at #8 USC, 3-2, in L.A. (10/22/10)
Lost to a top-25 opponent on the road: at #23 Arizona, 3-0, in Tucson (11/5/10)

 
UO's 2010 RECORD WHEN:
Up 1-0: 15-0
Up 2-0: 11-0
Up 2-1: 7-1
Tied 1-1: 7-1
Tied 2-2: 3-3
Down 0-1: 3-10
Down 2-0: 0-9
Down 2-1: 2-2

UO’S 2010 RECORD IN:
3-set matches: 9-6
4-set matches: 6-1
5-set matches: 3-3

UO’S 2010 RECORD WHEN:
Hitting .300: 10-0
Opponent hitting .300: 1-7

Leading in Kills: 18-3
Trailing in Kills: 0-7

Leading in Hitting: 15-0
Trailing in Hitting: 3-10

Leading in Aces: 12-3
Tied in Aces: 6-2
Trailing in Aces: 0-5

Leading in Blocks: 9-0
Trailing in Blocks: 9-10
 
 
DOUBLE-DOUBLES


Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (19)

2010 (6)
16 kills, 10 digs at Fresno State (4s) (8/28)
17 kills, 15 digs at PSU (5s) (9/7)
12 kills, 10 digs at Tulane (3s) (9/17)
13 kills, 10 digs vs. FIU (4s) (9/18)
14 kills, 12 digs vs. #7 UW (4s) (9/25)
18 kills, 10 digs vs. Arizona (5s) (10/10)

2009 (9)
19 kills, 10 digs vs No. 9 Minn. (5s) (9/18)
20 kills, 14 digs at OSU (5s) (10/2)
15 kills, 19 digs at #13 UCLA (5s) (10/23)
13 kills, 13 digs at #18 USC (3s) (10/24)
13 kills, 11 digs at #12 Cal (4s) (11/15)
17 kills, 10 digs vs #7 UCLA (5s) (11/21)
18 kills, 13 digs at WSU (4s) (11/25)
20 kills, 17 digs at #4 Wash. (5s) (11/27)
11 kills, 14 digs vs. Clemson (3s) (12/4)

2008 (4)
11 kills, 14 digs at No. 9 UCLA (5s) (11/ 1)
13 kills, 11 digs vs No. 5 UW (4s) (11/16)
10 kills, 10 digs at ASU (3s) (11/22)
13 kills, 17 digs vs. Iowa State (5s) (12/12)


Katherine Fischer, So., OH (18)

2010 (14)
16 kills, 10 digs vs. Santa Clara (3s) (8/27)
13 kills, 11 digs at Seattle (5s) (9/6)
14 kills, 12 digs (3s) vs. Siena (9/12)
15 kills, 14 digs (3s) vs. Portland (9/15)
15 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18)
19 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. SHSU (9/18)
11 kills, 10 digs (3s) vs. WSU (9/24)
15 kills, 15 digs (4s) vs. #7 UW (9/25)
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 kllls, 19 digs 95s) vs. #6 USC (11/20/10)

2009 (4)
10 kills, 12 digs at OSU (5s) (10/ 2)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. No. 5 Stan.(5s) (10/17)
15 kills, 13 digs at #13 UCLA (5s), (10/23)
13 kills, 16 digs at #4 Wash. (5s), (11/27)


Lauren Plum, Fr., S (7)

2010 (7)
53 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18)
54 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8)
44 assists, 12 digs (3s) vs. OSU (10/15)
51 assists, 10 digs (5s) at #8 USC (10/22)
38 assists, 11 digs (3s) vs. #3 Cal (10/30)
65 assists, 10 digs (5s)  at ASU (11/6)
41 assists, 10 digs (4s) vs. #6 UCLA (11/19)


+20 KILLS

Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (5)

2010 (3)
25 at #8 USC, 5 sets (10/22)
23 at ASU, 5 sets (11/6)
20 at OSU, 4 sets (11/12)

2009 (2)
20 at Washington, 5 sets (11/27)
20 at Oregon State, 5 sets (10/2)


Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (2)

2010
21 vs #7 Washington, 4 sets (9/25)
20 vs. Arizona, 5 sets (10/9)


Katherine Fischer, So., OH (1)

2010 (1)
24 at ASU, 5 sets (11/6)


.500 HITTING

Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (17)

2010 (2)
.533 (8K, 0E, 15 A) vs. Siena (9/12)
.520 (14K, 1E, 25A) vs. OSU (10/15)

2009 (3)
.667 (11K, 1E, 15A) at PSU (9/6)
.524 (13K, 2E, 21 A) vs. San Fran. (8/28)
.500 (5K, 0 E, 10 A) vs. Mo.State (8/29/09)

2008 (7)
.643 (11K, 2E, 14A) 3s, vs. USC (10/4/08)
.600 (9K, 0E, 15A), 3s, vs. Seattle (9/14)
.571 (9K, 1 E, 14A) 3s, vs. Del. (12/5)
.571 (9K, 1E, 14A), 3s, vs. EWU (9/13)
.538 (9K, 2E, 13A) at UC Irvine (9/10)
.529 (10K, 1E, 17A), 3s at Kansas (9/5)
.524 (12K, 1E, 21A), 4s vs. Utah (10/27)

2007 (5)
.737 (15K, 1E, 19A) vs. SF Austin (9/1)
.733 (11K, 0E, 15A) vs. Arizona (10/25)
.625 (18K, 3E, 24A) vs. OSU (11/16)
.600 (10K-1E-15A) vs. Idaho State (8/24)
.533 (10K, 2E, 15A) vs. Rutgers (9/8)


Katherine Fischer, So., OH (2)

2010 (2)
.722 (14k-1e-18a) vs. Florida Int. (9/18)
.647 (12K-1E-17A) vs. Siena (9/10)

Alaina Bergsma, RSo., OH (2)

2010 (2)
.559 (21K, 2E, 34A), 4s, vs #7 UW (9/25)
.500 (11K, 2E, 18A), 3s, vs. OSU (10/15)


Ariana Williams, Fr., MB (3)

2010 (3)
.722 (14- 1-18), 4s, vs FIU (9/18/10)
.500 (13K, 3E, 20A), 4s, at Fresno (8/28)
.500 (7K, 1E, 12A), 3s, vs. OSU (10/15)


+20 POINTS

Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (15)

2010 (10)
29 (25K, 3SA, 2BA), 5s at #8 USC (10/22)
27 (23K, 2SA, 4BA), 5s at ASU (11/6)
25.5 (20K,4SA,1BS,1BA), at OSU (11/12)
25 (17K, 6SA, 2BA), 5s at PSU (9/7)
23 (18K, 4SA, 2BA), 5 s vs. Arizona (10/9)
22.5 (17K, 3SA, 5 BA), 5s at Seattle (9/6)
22 (19K, 1SA) 4s vs. Sam Houston (9/18)
21.5 (15K, 6 SA, 1 BA) 4s vs. ASU (10/8)
20.5 (16K, 2A, 3BA), 4s at Fresno (9/28)
20.0 (17K, 1 SA, 3B), 3s vs. S.Clara (8/27)

2009 (2)
25.0, 5s (20K, 3 SA, 2 B) at OSU (10/2)
21.5, 5s (20K, 1 SA, 0.5 B), 5s, at #4 UW(11/27)

2007 (3)
21, 5s (19K, 0SA, 2B), at K-State (12/1)
21, 4s (18, 3SA, 0B) vs. OSU (11/16)
21, 4s (15K, 4SA, 2B) vs. USC (11/8)


Katherine Fischer, So., OH (2)

2010 (2)
24 (24K, 0SA, 0B), 5s at ASU (11/6)
21.5 (16K, 3SA, 2.5BA), 5s at PSU (9/7)

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (2)

2010 (2)
23, 4s (21K, 4BA), 4s vs. #7 UW (9/25)
21, 5s (20K, 2BA), 5s vs. Arizona (10/9)


+45 ASSISTS

Lauren Plum, Fr., S

2010 (12)
66, 5s vs. #6 USC (11/20)
65, 5s at ASU (11/7)
56, 5s vs. Arizona (10/9)
55, 5s at Portland State (9/7)
54, 4s vs. Arizona State (10/8)
53, 5s at Seattle (9/6)
51, 4s at Oregon State (11/12)
51, 5s at #8 USC (10/22)
49, 4s vs. Sam Houston (9/18)
49, 4s vs. #7 Washington (9/25)
48, 3s vs. Santa Clara (8/27)
48, 4s at Fresno (8/28)


+20 DIGS

Haley Jacob, So., L (6)

2010 (6)
26, 5s, vs. #6 USC (10/20)
24, 4s, vs. #10 UCLA (11/19)
24, 5s, at Seattle (9/6)
23, 5s at ASU (11/6)
22, 4s, vs. ASU (10/8)
22, 5s at #8 USC (10/22)


Kellie Kawasaki, So., L/DS  (2)

2009 (2)
22, 5s, at Washington (11/27)
20, 3s, vs. Arizona State (11/7)


+6 BLOCKS

Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (2)

2009 (1)
7 (7 BA) vs. ASU (11/7)

2008 (1)
9 (9 BA) at USC (10/31)


Jocelyn Levig, So., OH (4)

2010 (4)
9 (9 BA), 5s, at Seattle (9/6)
7 (2 BS-5BA), 3s vs. WSU (9/24)
6 (6 BA), 3s, vs. Florida G.C. (9/1)
6 (6BA), 3s vs. American (9/10)


+4 ACES

Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (12)

2010 (6)
6, 3s, vs. American (9/10)
6, 5s, at Portland State (9/7)
6, 4s, vs. ASU (10/8)
5, 3s, vs. Siena (9/12)
4, 5s, vs. Arizona (10/9)
4, 4s, at OSU (11/12)

2009 (5)
5, 3s, vs. Eastern Washington (8/29)
5, 4s, vs. Portland State (9/8)
5, 3s, vs. San Francisco (8/28)
5, 3s, at Portland (9/6)
4, 3s, vs. Clemson (12/4)

2007 (1)
4, at USC (10/12)


Lauren Plum, Fr., S  (1)

2010 (1)
5, 5s, at Portland State (9/7)


Katherine Fischer, So., OH (1)

2010 (1)
6, 3s vs. WSU (9/24)
 
 
 
THIS WEEK’S PAC-10 STANDINGS
Team    Conf.    Overall    H    A    N    L10    Strk
#2 Cal    14-3    24-3    12-2    11-1    1-0    8-2    L1
#4 Stanford    14-3    23-3    9-1    10-2    4-0    8-2    W1
#6 USC    13-4    24-4    11-1    8-3    5-0    9-1    W4
#9 UCLA    11-6    21-7    8-1    8-6    5-0    8-2    W4
#20 UA    9-8    20-10    11-4    7-4    2-2    6-4    L1
#13 UW    8-8    19-8    7-2    6-6    6-0    4-6    L1
ASU    7-10    13-17    8-10    4-6    1-1    4-6    W2
#24    UO    6-10    18-10    8-5    6-5    4-0    3-7    L2
OSU    1-15    8-22    3-12    3-8    2-2    0-10    L14
WSU    0-16    6-20    5-9    1-9    0-2    0-10    L16


AVCA COACHES POLL #132 (11/23)
Rk    School (1st Pl.)    Points    W-L    Prev
1    Florida (50)    1480    26-1    1
*2    California (9)    1418    24-2    4
3    Hawai’i (1)    1359    27-1    3
*4    Stanford    1319    22-3    2
5    Nebraska     1273    25-2    5
*6    USC    1196    24-4    6
7    Penn State    1156    25-4    7
8    Texas    1097    21-5    8
*9    UCLA    996    21-7    10
10    Illinois    900    22-6    9
11    Northern Iowa    867    29-2    12
12    Dayton    762    26-3    13
*13    Washington    748    18-8    11
14    Colorado State    666    24-3    15
15    Minnesota    614    22-8    19
16    Iowa State    571    19-7    T-16
17    LSU    546    24-4    T-16
18    San Diego    483    23-5    14
19    Michigan    392    23-7    20
*20    Arizona    376    20-9    22
21    Tennessee    289    23-6    21
22    Cincinnati    271    28-5    18
23    Tulsa    170    29-2    24
24    Oregon    142    18-10    23
25    CSFullerton    88    26-5    NR

Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): St. Mary's (Calif.) 58; Duke 57; Oklahoma 53; Purdue 29; Pepperdine 26; Northwestern 17; Long Beach State 16; Cal Poly 15; Ohio State 14; Louisville 10; Missouri 10; Middle Tennessee 7; North Carolina 3; Wichita State 3

Dropped Out: Northwestern (25)

Next poll: November 29, 2010

 
2010 PAC-10 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
                      2009 Record             2009 NCAA
Preaseason Prediction Overall Pac-10     Tourney Finish
1.    Stanford (6)      23-8   14-4 (1st)        3rd Round
2.    USC (2)           22-10   10-8 (5th)       2nd Round
3.    Washington (2)    24-6   13-5 (2nd-t)      2nd Round
4.    Arizona           19-11   8-10 (7th)       1st Round
5.    California        21-11   11-7 (4th)  Regional Final
6.    OREGON            20-10   9-9 (6th)        2nd Round
7.    UCLA              24-9    13-5 (2nd-t)     2nd Round
8.    Arizona State     13-17   3-15 (9th-t)          ————
9.    Washington State  18-13   6-12 (8th)       2nd Round
10.    Oregon State      12-18   3-15 (9th-t)          ————


OREGON VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
First Season / Postseason Appearances: 1968 / 17
All-Time Overall / Conference Record: 697-653-21 / 163-389
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ‘80)
Career Record / at UO: 466-226, 22nd year / 114-70, 6th year
Assistant Coach: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Sixth Year, Houston, ‘90)
Assistant Coach: Stacy Metro (Sixth Year, Northern Michigan, ‘94)
Volunteer Coach: Kristen Rott (First Year)
Team Manager / Video Coordinator: Devin Curran  / Joe Skinner
Athletic Trainer / Physician: Katie Forsyth / Dr. Greg Skaggs
Strength Coach / Nutritionist: Joel Favor / James Harris
2009 Overall / Pac-10 Record: 20-10 / 9-9 (6th) / NCAA 2nd Round
Final 2009 / Highest AVCA National Ranking: 18 / 7
Starters Returning / Lost:  2 / 4 + libero (letterwinners r/l: 7/6)
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-10 Conference - www.Pac-10.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/2008WVBrpi1.html
NCAA Record Book - http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/stats/volleyball/index.html

 
 
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