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THIS WEEK IN DUCK VOLLEYBALL – WEEK 11
- Arizona State (5-18, 1-13), Tempe, Ariz., Ore., Fri., 11/4, 7 p.m. PT – www.TheSunDevils.com

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- Arizona (14-9, 6-8), Tucson, Ariz., Sun, 11/6, 11 a.m. PT / Noon MT – www.ArizonaAthletics.com


ON TAP THIS WEEK
EUGENE – The No. 20 University of Oregon volleyball team (15-7, 8-6) opens the final month of the regular season in the desert and plays at Arizona State (5-18, 1-13) and Arizona (14-9, 6-8) this Friday and Sunday, November 4-6.

The Wildcats stand seventh in the Pac-12 standings one place behind the Ducks, and UO's mid-September sweep ended UA’s five-match series win streak. ASU stood 11th in the league this week, and Oregon has won seven in a row in the series after its 3-1 win two days later.

After those most recent tilts, redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma picked up her second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor for her play vs. ASU (22 kills, .391, four blocks) and UA (16 kills, .353).

Most recently, then-No. 18 UO split at home against Colorado (3-0 win) and Utah (3-2 loss) – and the latter was its first defeat this year to a team outside the top 12 nationally. Also last weekend, Arizona split at then-No. 10 Washington (3-0 loss) and WSU (3-1 win), and ASU lost both road matches (3-0 at WSU, 3-2 at UW).

The Pac-12 race remains tight with No. 1 UCLA and No. 3 USC tied for the league lead at 13-2. No. 5 Stanford and No. 7 California are tied two matches back with 11-4 marks, and No. 10 Washington is another half-match back in fifth place at 10-4.


RECENT DUCK STARTERS
# Player, Year, Position, Hometown - Notable 2011 Season Stats (Career Match Highs)
#2 Alaina Bergsma, RJr., OH, Chandler, Ariz. - .236, 4.53 kills/set, 2.31 digs/s (.778, 27K, 28.5P, 14D, 8B)
#4 Lauren Plum, So., S, Poway, Calif. – 11.79 assists/s, 2.46 digs/s (66A, 19D, 9K, 5SA)
#6 Liz Brenner, Fr., OH, Portland, Ore. - .246, 2.61 kills/s (.579, 15K, 14.5P, 3B)
#7 Ariana Williams, So., MB, Riverside, Calif. - .311, 2.54 kills/s, 0.60 blocks/s (.571, 15K, 5B)
#17 Milica Krstojevic, Jr., MB, Gacko, Bosnia – .318, 1.21 k/s, 0.73 b/s (.583, 8K, 9P, 1SA, 6B)
#12 Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH, Los Altos, Calif. – 2.95 kills/s, 2.95 digs/s (.647, 24K, 24P, 20D, 6SA, 5B)
#9 Haley Jacob, Jr., L, Canyon City, Texas – 4.08 digs/s, 0.17 aces/s (25D, 3SA)


RECENT DUCK HEROES

- In last Friday’s five-setter vs. Utah, junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer paced the team in kills (18) with her second-highest tally of the year.

- Junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma was one kill behind (17), and then led the team vs. Colorado (13) and hit .379. The Chandler, Ariz., native added her sixth and seventh double-doubles of 2011 with her 10 and 11 digs vs. the Utes and Buffs.

- Freshman outside hitter Liz Brenner connected on 12 kills and a .529 hitting mark vs. the Buffs – UO’s fifth-best mark of the season – and posted 10 vs. Utah.

- Sophomore setter Lauren Plum upped her season high in assists vs. the Utes (57) and logged her eighth double-double of the year with her 12 digs.

- Junior libero Haley Jacob upped her season digs high vs. Utah to 25, then led the team again vs. CU (14).

Also vs. Utah, UO had four players with +10 kills and four +10 digs for the second time this season and in as many matches thanks to sophomore middle blocker Ariana Williams (10 kills) and junior defensive specialist (16 digs).


DUCK – SUN DEVIL / WILDCAT HISTORY
UO has won nine of the last 11 vs. the Sun Devils, including the last seven straight, while ASU’s last win came in Eugene in 2007.

In that same span, UO sports a 5-6 record against the Wildcats, and this year’s September sweep in Eugene ending a five-match series losing streak dating back to 2008. Oregon’s other wins under seventh-year head coach Jim Moore vs. UA came in 2006 at home (3-0), in 2007 (3-0 both home and away) and 2008 (3-0 at home).

Prior to those meetings, Oregon had lost 14 straight each to UA and ASU before it beat each team once in his second season in ’06. Overall in the stretch before his arrival from 1993-2004, UO was 1-23 vs. UA and 2-22 against ASU.

All-time in his tenure, UO is 8-5 in the ASU series, compared with a 7-30 mark prior to his arrival. Similarly, UO is 5-8 vs. UA in his Duck reign, and 5-31 beforehand.

In their prior meetings in Eugene, UO held noteworthy advantages vs. Arizona (hitting .299-.143; aces 4-0; blocks 8-4) and ASU (hitting .279-.161; aces 7-3; digs 59-46; kills 63-42).

Besides Bergsma’s Pac-12 Player of the Week efforts against the two teams, other noteworthy efforts included double-doubles vs. Arizona State by sophomore setter Lauren Plum (season high 53 assists, 10 digs) and junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (12 kills, 16 digs). Junior outside hitter Lauren Gross connected on a career highs vs. ASU in kills (12) and hitting (.345), junior libero Haley Jacob posted a then-team season high of three aces vs. ASU, and freshman setter Shellsy Ashen landed two aces vs. ASU.


FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
Next weekend, the Ducks return to Matthew Knight Arena for 7 p.m. matches vs. No. 1 UCLA and No. 4 USC on Friday-Saturday, November 11-12. UO then heads to the Bay Area to face the defending league co-champions - No. 3 Stanford and No. 7 California - Friday-Saturday, November 18-19. Oregon caps the regular season Thanksgiving week with 7 p.m. showdowns at Oregon State, Tuesday, November 22, and in Eugene. Friday, November 25. The NCAA selection show will follow on the afternoon of Sunday, November 27.


UPCOMING TICKET PROMOTIONS
In next weekend’s tilts vs. the L.A. school schools, fans that bring two non-perishable food items to donate to Food For Lane County either night get $3 admission.


AROUND THE LEAGUE
In other league action last weekend, then-No. 6 UCLA beat then-No. 3 Cal, 3-1, and swept then-No. 5 Stanford on the road; then-No. 4 USC swept then-No. 3 Cal in Berkeley, and was swept by then-No. 5 Stanford in Palo Alto; and Oregon State swept Utah and beat Colorado, 3-2, in Corvallis.


ON THE NCAA / PAC-12 CHARTS
In the Pac-12 this week, Oregon ranked second in kills (14.64 per set) and assists (13.51 p/s), and stood top 90 nationally in four categories: kills (seventh, 14.64 p/s), assists (eighth, 13.51 p/s), win-loss percentage (71st, .682) and hitting (71st, .231).

On the individual front, sophomore setter Lauren Plum ranked second in the conference in assists and sixth nationally (11.79 per set). Similarly, redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma stood third in kills (4.53 p/s) and fourth in points (5.05 p/s) in the league and 12th and 14th nationally, respectively.

Bergstrom's 27 kills in the four-setter WSU is a conference best in a non-five set match and fourth-best overall, and her 26 vs. Stanford is tied for fifth-best overall. Plum sports the league's best three-set assist total (52 vs. then-No. 7 UW), and junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer's four aces in the Utah sweep is sixth-best in the league this year.

A full list of Oregon sightings on the conference and national season charts follows:

Duck Leader – Pac-12 Category, Ranking, Total    (Pac-12 Leader, Team, Total)
Lauren Plum - Assists, 2nd, 11.79 p/s    (Kendall Bateman, USC - Assists, 1st 11.86)
Alaina Bergsma – Kills, 3rd, 4.53 p/s    (Meagan Ganzer, WSU - Kills, 4.91 p/s)
Alaina Bergsma - Points, 4th, 5.05 p/s    (Meagan Ganzer, WSU - Points, 5.46 p/s)
Haley Jacob – Digs, 9th  4.08 p/s    (Natalie Hagglund, USC - Digs, 5.25 p/s)
Katherine Fischer – Aces, NR, 0.22 p/s    (Alex Jupiter, USC - Aces, 0.48 p/s)
Ariana Williams – Hitting, NR, .306    (Lauren Williams, USC – Hitting, .387)
Milica Krstojevic/Savannah Paffen – Blocks, NR, .073 p/s    (Bianca Rowland, UW – Blocks, 1.67 p/s)

NCAA Team Rankings (National Leader)
Kills: 7th, 14.64 p/s (Northern Illinois 15.18)
Assists: 8th, 13.51 p/s (Western Michigan 14.11)
Win-Loss Pct.: 71st, .682 (Hawai’i, UNI .960)
Hitting: 71st, .231 (Hawai’i, .303)
Digs: 118th, 15.46 p/s (Duquesne 19.08)
Aces: 205th, 1.13 p/s (Miss. Valley 2.39)
Blocks: 222nd, 1.76 p/s (Washington 3.57)

NCAA Individual Rankings (National Leader)
Assists: Lauren Plum, 6th, 11.79 p/s (K. Hoffman, NIU, 12.34)
Kills: Alaina Bergsma, 12th, 4.53 p/s (L. Wicinski, NIU, 5.50)
Points: Alaina Bergsma, 14th, 5.05 (L. Wicinski, NIU, 6.44)
Hitting: Ariana Williams, 150th, .311 (L. Hutchinson, Samford, .449)
Digs: Haley Jacob, 183rd, 4.08 (Kim Maroon, Villanova, 6.85)


PAC-12 TEAM STAT COMPARISONS (Leader / Oregon / Arizona / ASU)
Kills    USC 1st, 14.90    UO 2nd, 14.64    UA 6th, 13.60    ASU 8th, 12.27
Assists    USC 1st, 13.69    UO 2nd, 13.51    UA 6th, 12.62    ASU 8th, 11.31
Hitting    USC 1st, .280    UO 6th, .231    UA 7th, .228    ASU 12th, .161
Opponent Hitting    UW 1st, .130    UO 7th, .189    UA 9th, .212    ASU 11th, .227
Aces    UW 1st, 1.64    UA 5th,.16    UO 6th, 1.13    ASU 10th, 0.99
Digs    Stanford 1st, 17.25    UO 5th, 15.46    UA 7th, 15.10    ASU 8th, 15.07
Blocks    UW 1st, 3.57    UO 11th, 1.76    ASU 7th, 2.07    UA 10th, 1.91


DUCK STARTER NOTES
-  Redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma continued to rank among the Pac-12’s top outside hitters this week with her top-four league rankings in kills (third, 4.53 p/s) and points (fourth, 5.05 per set), and top-15 national standings (12th / 14th). In mid-September, she picked up her second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week award in 2011 after she led the team in kills and points in all three wins vs. Cal Poly, Arizona and Arizona State, twice in hitting and once in blocks. She torched ASU for a then-Duck career high in points (25), 22 kills, a .391 hitting mark and match-high four blocks. Against the NCAA returnee Wildcats, she racked up 16 kills in the sweep and a .353 hitting mark. double-double of the season vs. Cal Poly with her UO digs best (14) and 14 kills Two weekends ago, she helped the team post same-weekend wins vs. WSU (18 kills, .277, 11 digs) and vs. then-No. 7 Washington (20 kills, .298, 3 aces). In earlier league action, she logged her two highest Duck career kill (27/26) and point totals (28.5/27.5) in four-set contests vs. Washington State and Stanford. She also hit .371 vs. the Cougars – her fourth +.350 total in league play this year. Afterwards, she added double-doubles in three sets vs. then-No. 4 Cal (13 kills, 10 digs) and four sets vs. then-No. 4 USC (11 kills, 11 digs). After the opening weekend, she was tabbed the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and AVCA Showcase All-Tournament pick after her first double-double of the year vs. then-No.12 Minnesota (23K, 11D) and incredible effort in the upset of then-No. 1 Penn State (19K, 9D). Overall in 2011, the USA Volleyball A2 National team member has led UO in kills and points in 17 and 16 of the team’s first 22 matches, respectively. A returning All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention, she logged 11 of the team’s top 13 kill totals this year (27, 26, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18 (x2), 17, 16, 15), and owns the team’s fourth-, seventh-, eighth-, ninth- and 10th-best hitting marks (.538 at American, .391 vs. ASU, .382 vs. Seattle, .379 vs. Colorado, .371 at WSU). She also owns the team’s top eight point totals (28.5 at WSU, 27.5 vs. then-No. 7 Stanford, 24 vs. ASU and then-No. 3 Washington, 23.5 vs. then-No. 12 Minnesota, 21 vs. then-No. 1 Penn State, 20.5 vs. Utah, 20 vs. Seattle).

- Arguably Oregon’s most versatile player, junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer ranks second on the team in aces (0.21 p/s), kills (2.95 p/s), points (3.34 p/s) and digs (2.84 p/s). She logged six double-doubles the last seven weeks vs. then-No. 7 Washington (10 kills, 18 digs), at then-No. 3 USC (10K, team season high 20 digs), at then-No. 6 UCLA (11K, 13 digs), vs. ASU (12 kills, 16 digs), at Colorado (14 kills, .542, 11 digs) and at Washington State (11 kills, 13 digs). In that same stretch, she logged the team’s season high in aces vs. Utah (4), and was just shy of another double-double (eight kills, nine digs). In the season opener at No. 1 Penn State, she claimed her season high in kills (19) and points (19.5), hit .317 against the four-time defending national champion, and fought through flu and dehydration the whole match in the 90-degree Exhibition Hall gym. In other non-conference tilts, she notched her first double-double of the campaign in the three-set win over Seattle (11K, 11D), and had another +10 kill effort vs. Utah (18), then-No. 12 Minnesota (10) and double-digit dig totals at Delaware (11), at American (13) and vs. Portland State (10).

- Sophomore middle blocker Ariana Williams has continued her offensive roll with .300 hitting marks in seven league matches (.700, 7 kills vs. Colorado; .556, match-high 13 kills at No. 3 Washington; .545, 8 kills vs. Arizona; .529, 11 kills vs. No. 7 Washington; .438, 9 kills vs. Colorado; .414, career high 15 kills at No. 3 USC; .353, match-high 9 kills vs. Utah), and four +.400 marks in non-conference play at Delaware (.571, 10 kills), vs. Liberty (.462, 8 kills), Seattle (.455, 6 kills) and then-No. 12 Minnesota (11K, .400). Among her 10 matches with +10 kills included others vs. Washington State (10), Portland State (10) and Arizona State (10). Her season highs in blocks came vs. the top-12 ranked Trojans (5) and Gophers (4), and has led the team in the category in eight matches, and in hitting five times.

- Sophomore setter Lauren Plum continues to rank among the nation’s top setters and directs the fast-paced Oregon offense. Her 11.79 assists per set average ranked sixth nationally and second in the league this week, and is in the neighborhood of last year’s pace (11.75) that ranked 12th nationally and tops among frosh. She posted her four  highest assist totals of the season in recent weeks en route to double-doubles in a five-setter vs. Utah (57 assists, 12 digs), four-set wins at Washington State (54, 10 digs) and vs. ASU (53, 10 digs) and a three-set victory vs. No. 7 Washington (52, 12 digs). Four weekends ago vs. the returning league co-champions she scored double-doubles thanks to her highest career digs totals vs. then-No. 4 California (19, 26 assists) and then-No. 7 Stanford (17, 47 assists). Her other double-doubles came in a three-set win over returning Big West champion Portland State (33 digs, 10 assists) and five-set loss to then-No. 12 Minnesota (47 assists, 11 digs), while she just missed another double-double in the sweep at Utah (39 assists, 9 digs). In the Pac-10 opener vs. Arizona, she connected on a season high three aces to help end a five-match series losing streak. Among league bests this year, her 57 assists vs. Utah ranks third-best overall, and her 52 vs. then-No. 7 Washington is its three-set season high. In early August before the season started, she helped the U.S. squad tie its best-ever finish (fourth, 4-4) in the 2011 FIVB World Junior Championships in Peru and started six matches. Last year she was an All-Pac-10 Freshman Team pick and was tabbed to the 36-person USA Volleyball A2 National Team.

- The team’s top offensive addition this year, freshman outside hitter Liz Brenner owns the team’s top hitting mark of the year in her collegiate debut at then-No. 1 Penn State (.579, 12K-1E-19A) and posted her personal high in digs (4). Last weekend, her .526 mark was Oregon’s fifth-best this year, and she added 12 kills and three digs. In other recent action, she had +10 kills vs. WSU (15), at No. 6 UCLA (13), vs. then-No. 7 Washington (12), at then-No. 3 Washington (10), WSU (10) and No. 3 USC (10) and vs. Utah (10), and her three blocks at WSU tied her season high. The prep All-American and two-time Oregon prep state player of the year has topped .300 in seven matches altogether, and others came at American (.636, 7K), and at Colorado (.467, 9K), against Liberty (.467, 9K), then-No. 12 Minnesota (.368, 10K) and Portland State (.375, 7K). Her season high in digs (6) came at then-No. 3 USC, and she had four the match before and after vs. No. 7 Stanford and at No. 6 UCLA. Her legacy as an impact player precedes with her Under Armour All-America honor last year and state prep player of the year honors the last two seasons. Off the volleyball court, the Portland, Ore., native was the state basketball of the year last year, won two state titles in the shot put and runner-up honors in the javelin, and also an 11-time world racquetball champion.

- The team’s starter at libero every match this year, junior Haley Jacob has logged both her’s and the team’s digs season best (25) in five sets vs. Utah. She posted its second-best mark in a sweep of Cal Poly (21), and its third- and fifth-best marks in four-setters vs. then-No. 7 Stanford (20) and at WSU (19) – and all just shy of her career high (26) that came in five sets at then-No. 6 USC last fall. On the year, she also owns the team’s sixth-, seventh- and ninth-best dig marks vs. Portland State (17), at Delaware (16) and vs. Seattle ( 15). She logged a career high three aces vs. ASU – second-most for UO this year - and also landed two vs. Seattle and Utah.

- Junior defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki has started 13 matches for the Ducks this season and is again one of its top servers with her 0.13 aces per set average. Her season high in aces (2) came in early September sweeps of Seattle and Portland State, and in a three-setter vs. then-No. 3 California, and led the team each night. She has seven +10-dig figures this year in a five-setter vs. Utah (16), in four sets at then-No. 1 Penn State (10) vs. then-No. 7 Stanford (10) and at No. 6 UCLA (12), and sweeps vs. Portland State (11), then-No. 7 Washington (10) and Liberty (10).

- Filling a key void in the lineup last year, junior transfer and middle blocker Milica Krstojevic has logged +2 blocks in 11 of the team’s last 17 matches. She posted a career high six in five- and four-setters vs. WSU and then-No. 7 Stanford, and her other multi-blocks counts came in a five-setter vs. Utah (3), in four-set matches at No. 4 UCLA (4) and vs. WSU (4) and ASU (3), and sweeps vs. Arizona (5), at Utah (4), vs. Cal Poly (2), Portland State (2) and Seattle (3). On offense, she had a then-season high in kills (8) and hitting (.583) at Delaware and added two blocks, and also logged single aces at then-No. 1 Penn State and vs. Liberty. Last weekend, she posted a career high in kills vs. Utah (9) and hit .412, then added a .714 mark vs. Colorado two days later. Altogether this year, she has topped .400 in 11 matches with other efforts vs. American (.750, 3K-0E-4A), vs. Colorado (.714, 5K-0E-7A), ASU (.625, 5K-0E-8A), at Delaware (.583, 8K-1E-12A), vs. Arizona (.500, 3K-0E-6A), WSU (.444, 4K-0E-9A), then-No. 7 Washington (.500, 1K-0E-2A), at then-No. 1 Penn State (.400, 3K-1E-5A) and No. 6 UCLA (.400, 3K-1E-5A). She has led the team in blocks 10 times in a five-setter vs. WSU (6) and Utah (3), four-setters vs. No. 7 Stanford (6) and at No. 6 UCLA (4), and in sweeps of Arizona (5), Utah (4), at WSU (4), vs. Seattle (3) and at No. 3 Washington (1) and vs. Colorado (1).



MORE DUCK PLAYER NOTES
- A month ago, freshman setter Shellsy Ashen came off the bench against Cal Poly and ASU in the final set of each to serve up two aces late and tie her personal high, then repeated the feat at then-No. 3 Utah. She also led the team in aces vs. Liberty (2), and owns the team’s second-best service ace percentage (0.21) and had ranked top-10 in the Pac-12 much of the season.

- Freshman defensive specialist Natalie Bookout Gonzalez has played in 17 of the team’s 22 matches, and recorded digs in 11 contests. She logged her season in a five-set match vs. then-No. 12 Minnesota (5), and she added multiple digs in wins against Arizona (3), Liberty (2) and Portland State (2).

- Freshman outside hitter Chloe Buckendahl has been one of the team’s top additions at the service line, and logged aces in two of her first three appearances of the year against No. 1 Penn State and Delaware. She added two digs in the sweep at Delaware, and logged her first collegiate kill the next week in a sweep of Seattle.

- Junior outside hitter Lauren Gross connected on a career high 12 kills, 12.5 points and .345 hitting mark vs. Arizona State the first weekend of the Pac-12. The day before, the team’s lone left-hander also logged a career high in blocks (3) vs. Arizona. Three weeks before, she set then-career bests in kills (6) and points (6) in her two sets of play in the sweep of Liberty.

- Freshman middle blocker Savannah Paffen has made the team’s biggest contributions among freshmen on defense. She has logged her season high in blocks (4) in two October matches in three- and four-sets vs. No. 7 Washington and at No. 3 USC. Against the Trojans, her seven kills and nine points doubled her previous career highs, and her .267 hitting mark and four blocks. Her four kills vs. the Huskies was her second-highest tally and she hit a season-high .500. On the year, she has led the team in blocks twice with the other contest at Colorado (3).

- Sophomore outside hitter Jaklyn Wheeler has played seven matches for the Ducks this year. She recorded a season high two kills in sweeps vs. Portland State and at Colorado and in a five-set win over WSU. She logged an ace vs. PSU, a block against WSU, and a season-high two digs vs. No. 4 California.


MOORE COACHING NOTES
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 (130-78, 2005-) trails only Karla Rice (196-67, 1967-77) and Chris Voelz (186-168, 1978-85).

That aforementioned win over the Nittany Lions marked UO’s first win in 19 all-time tilts against top-ranked teams, and also ended the longest-ever home win streak in the sport for the four-time defending national champions. 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).

Earlier this year, UO logged 10 wins or more in its first 14 matches under Moore for the seventh straight year and its victory totals in that span follow: 2011 (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).

Those early-season runs have helped him rack up a 73-4 non-conference record since his arrival, and that .948 non-conference winning percentage in those matches is easily the best of any UO volleyball coach.

With its 10 straight wins earlier this year, Oregon has won nine or more straight matches each of the last six years under Moore and their longest streaks each year follow - 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 33-0 at home in non-conference action under Moore, thanks to its perfect marks in 2005 (5-0), ‘06 (4-0), ‘07 (6-0), ‘08 (6-0), ‘09 (5-0), ‘10 (4-0) and ’11 (3-0).

Including conference play the last 6 1/2 seasons, UO has staked an impressive 65-22 home record, and its overall year-by-year home marks under Moore (and conference) follow: 2011 7-3 (4-3); 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 19th win of the season last November at ASU, UO claimed +17 wins for five straight years for the first the first time since 1983-87. All five have come under Moore (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 four straight years since the start of the NCAA volleyball modern era in 1981.

The dean of current Oregon head coaches, Moore guided UO to its first ever pair of NCAA Regional round of 16 trips in school history in 2007 and ’08, and sports a 5-4 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 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 71 polls in his tenure, thanks to a 59 straight editions from 2007-10 - more than double its previous best (28, 1986-88) - and two weeks late in 2006. That stretch included an all-time high of No. 6 in ’08 among its seven weeks in the top 10.

Oregon has beaten 11, top-10 ranked teams under Moore (compared with six in the 23 previous years in the modern volleyball era (1982-2004)). Considering matches vs. top-five teams since '82, UO has staked all four of its victories since 2006, and 20 of its 38 all-time wins vs. top-25 teams (with 15 of those Moore-directed wins considered upsets based on that week’s national rankings).

 
Duck Victories vs. Top-25 Teams Since 2006

2011 (#UO Ranking/Opponent)
8/26 - RV/#1 Penn State , State College: 3-1
10/22 - #18/#7 Washington , Eugene, 3-0

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
 

ARIZONA STATE TEAM NOTES (Overall: 5-18, Pac-12: 1-13 (11th))
The young Sun Devil squad started the season with a pair of wins vs. Denver (3-0) and Milwaukee (3-1), then added a win each of the next two weeks vs. Southern Mississippi (3-1) and Georgia Southern (3-1). However, since then it has lost 13 of its last 14 matches. Its only Pac-12 win came over Colorado (3-0), while it lost in five sets at OSU, vs. WSU and at No. 10 Washington.

Last year, the Sun Devils beat three, top-10 teams in California, USC and UCLA, but graduated two of its top players in outside hitter Sarah Reeves and libero Sarah Johnson, and also said farewell to last year's starting setter, Cat Highmark.

The team's new setter, sophomore and Metro State transfer Sarah McGaffin, stood sixth in the league this week in assists (10.30 p/s). Other Sun Devils ranked top 10 include sophomore libero Stephanie Preach (digs, third, 4.88 p/s), sophomore outside hitter Ashley Kastl (kills, ninth, 3.60 p/s; points, 10th, 4.01 p/s) and sophomore middle blocker Alexis Pinson (blocks, 10th, 1.02 blocks p/s). On the Pac-12 double-double charts, McGaffin and Kastle each have five, and are followed by freshman outside hitter Nora Tuioti-Mariner (4), freshman setter Shannan McCready (2) and Pinson (1).

On the national charts, ASU’s highest rankings are in blocks (135th, 2.07 p/s), digs (143rd, 15.07 p/s) and kills (181st, 12.27). Individuals spotted included Preach (digs, 57th, 4.88 p/s), Kastl (kills, 95th, 3.60 p/s; points, 119th, 4.01 p/s) and junior middle blocker Erica Wilson (120th, hitting, .321).

Fourth-year head coach Jason Watson took over the ASU helm in ’08 after guiding BYU to NCAA bids all three of his seasons in Provo, including a regional final trip in ’07.

Top Sun Devil Players (Notable 2011 Stats)
Stephanie Preach, So., L -  4.88 d/s
Erica Wilson, Jr., MB - 2.31 k/s, .321, 0.18 sa/s, 0.73 b/s
Sonja Markanovich, Sr., MB - 1.20 k/s, .123, 1.07 b/s
Ashley Kastl, RSo., OH - 3.60 k/s, .143, 2.04 d/s
Danica Mendivil, So., OH  – 2.58 k/s, .123, 1.04 d/s
Nora Tuioti-Mariner, Fr., OH - 2.15 k/s, .139, 0.17 sa/s
Sarah McGaffin, So., S - 10.30 a/s, 1.94 d/s

 
RECENT OREGON-ARIZONA STATE OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
All-Time Series Record: Arizona State leads 35-15 (Series, UO leads 8-5 under Jim Moore))

2011
#16 UO 3, ASU 1 – Eugene (9/18/11), 25-12, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23 – Bergsma 22K, .391, 4B; Gross 12K, .345; Plum 53A, 10D
 
2010
#13 UO 3, ASU 1 – Eugene (10/8/10), 19-25, 25-15, 28-26, 25-21 – Bergsma 19K, .342; Williams 12K, .304; Meyers 15K, .205, 6SA
#20 UO 3, ASU 2 – Tempe (11/6/10), 25-20, 25-12, 21-25, 16-25, 15-12 – Bergsma 14K, .256; Plum 65A, 10D, Meyers 23K, .370, 9D, 4B; Fischer 24K, .297, 13D; Jacob 23D

2009
#11 UO 3, ASU 0 - Tempe (10/9/09), 25-15, 25-14, 25-23 – Meyers .295, 14K, 8D, 2SA; Fischer 11K, 6D
#14 UO 3, ASU 0 - Eugene (11/7/09), 25-16, 25-16, 25-20 – Meyers 13K, .393, 7B; Newcombe .394, 14K, 10D

2008
#7 UO 3, ASU 0, - Eugene (10/24/09) (25-19, 25-23, 25-18) – Meyers .259, 12K, 3SA
#9 UO 3, ASU 0 - Tempe (11/22/08) (25-22, 25-13, 25-23) – Enesi .389, 10K, 5Bl; Newcombe .333, 12K, 12D; Meyers 10K, 10D

2007
#21 UO 3, ASU 1 - Tempe (9/27/07) (30-23, 40-42, 30-25, 32-30) – Newcombe 19K, 12D; Meyers .346, 11K, 6D; Enesi .438, 9K
ASU, 3, #16 UO 1 - Eugene (23-30, 28-30, 30-22, 24-30) – Meyers .357, 14K

2006
UO 3, ASU 1 - Eugene (10/12/06), (30-22, 25-30, 30-28, 30-24) – Newcombe 16K, 15D; Enesi 12K, 4B
ASU, 3, #24 UO 1 - Tempe (11/10/06), (30-23, 14-30, 27-30, 21-30) – Newcombe 12K, 14 D

2005
ASU 3, UO 1 - Eugene (9/23/05), (26-30, 26-30, 34-32, 27-30)
ASU 3, UO 0 - Tempe (11/26/05), (21-30, 20-30, 24-30)


ARIZONA TEAM NOTES (Overall: 14-9, Pac-12: 6-8 (7th))
Receiving votes in the AVCA national poll every week this year, Arizona is looking for its second upset of a ranked Pac-12 foe after it beat then-No. 2 UCLA at home in five sets in early October. Its other league wins have come against WSU (3-0, 3-1) at Colorado (3-0), at Utah (3-1) and at Oregon State (3-1). In the preseason, it went 8-1, and its lone loss was a sweep at then-No. 10 Hawai'i the opening weekend.

Wildcats ranked top-10 in the Pac-12 this week included senior middle blocker Cursty Jackson (hitting, sixth, .322), sophomore libero Candace Nicholson (digs, eighth, 4.10 p/s; aces, ninth, 0.24 p/s), freshman setter Chloe Mathis (assists, eighth, 9.62 p/s), senior outside hitter Courtney Karst (ninth, aces, 0.32 p/s) and freshman outside hitter Madison Kingdon (kills, 10th, 3.47 p/s).

On the NCAA charts, Arizona stands top 100 nationally in kills (57th, 13.60 p/s), assists (60th, 12.63 p/s) and hitting (79th, .228).

Twentieth-year head coach Dave Rubio has led the Wildcats to 10, 20-win seasons and 14 NCAA appearances, including a final four appearance in 2001 and a Pac-10 title in 2000.

Top Wildcat Players (Notable 2011 Stats)
Madison Kingdon, Fr., OH  - 3.47 k/s, .181, 2.11 d/s
Cursty Jackson, Sr., MB - 3.06 k/s, .322, 0.16 sa/s, 0.94 b/s
Marketa Hanzlova, Sr., OH - 1.39 k/s, 0.15 sa/s, 2.46 d/s
Courtney Karst, Sr., OH - .221, 2.92 k/s, 0.21 sa/s
Taylor Arizobal,Fr., OH – 1.66 k/s, .246, 0.43 b/s
Rachel Rhoades, Fr., MB – 0.92 k/s, .257, 0.58 b/s
Chloe Mathis, Fr., S - 9.62 a/s
Candace Nicholson, So., L - 4.10 d/s
 

RECENT OREGON-ARIZONA OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
(All-Time Series Record: Arizona leads 41-13 (UA leads 8-5 against Jim Moore))

2011
#16 UO 3, UA 0 – Eugene (9/16/11), 25-23, 25-10, 25-20 – Bergsma 16K, .353, 3B, Williams 8K, .545

2010
UA 3, #13 UO 2 – Eugene (10/9/10), 22-25, 28-26, 25-21, 19-25, 11-15 – Bergsma 20K, .395; Meyers 18K, .317, 4SA; Fischer 15K
#23 UA 3, #20 0 – Tucson (11/5/10), 12-25, 16-25, 25-27 – Bergsma 11K; Jacob 11D, Williams .250, 2 BA

2009
#22 UA 3, #11 UO 1 - Tucson (10/10/09), 20-25, 29-27, 18-25, 29-31 – Newcombe .271, 26K, 11D; Djordjevic 57A, 7D; Stephenson .263, 7K, 5B
#18 UA 3, #14 UO 1 - Eugene (11/6/09), 25-20, 21-25, 25-23, 25-17 – Meyers .243, 16K, 9D

2008
#7 UO, 3, UA 0 - Eugene (10/25/08), 25-20, 25-21, 25-20 – Meyers .360, 14K, 5D; Enesi .353, 10K, 5B
UA 3, #8 UO 1 - Tucson (11/21/08), 25-18, 20-25, 22-25, 12-25 – Enesi .750, 13K; Newcombe .238, 13K

2007
#21 UO 3, UA 0 - Tucson (9/28/07), 30-21, 31-29, 31-29 – Meyers .440, 14K, 3SA
#16 UO 3, UA 0 - Eugene (10/25/07), 30-20, 30-18, 31-29 – Newcombe .364, 15K, 6D; Meyers .733, 11K

2006
UO 3, UA 0 - Eugene (10/13/06), 30-24, 30-24, 30-26 – Newcombe .444, 17K, 14D
UA 3, #24 UO 2 - Tucson (11/9/06), 31-29, 25-30, 30-26, 23-30, 8-15) – Newcombe .296, 20K, 14D

2005
UA 3, UO 1 - Eugene (9/24/05), (25-30, 24-30, 31-29, 26-30)
#6 UA 3, UO 0 - Tucson (11/25/05), (20-30, 19-30, 25-30)


YOUTH REVOLT
The Oregon roster is one of head coach Jim Moore’s youngest ever and features no seniors, six juniors (Alaina Bergsma, Katherine Fischer, Lauren Gross, Haley Jacob, Kellie Kawasaki and Milica Krstojevic), three sophomores (Lauren Plum, Jaklyn Wheeler, Ariana Williams) and five freshmen (Shellsy Ashen, Natalie Bookout Gonzalez, Liz Brenner, Chloe Buckendahl, Savannah Paffen).


ON THE CHARTS
Last weekend, sophomore setter Lauren Plum moved up two spots on the Oregon all-time career assists list to sixth, 2,166) and is now 306 away from the fifth-best mark set by recent Duck alum Heather Madison (fifth, 2,472).

Last year, Plum and libero Haley Jacob made their debuts on the Duck all-time season lists, and are likely to repeat the feat this year with redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma. Here are their current standings on various all-time lists:
 
Lauren Plum, So., S
Career Assists Per Set, (1st), 11.77 (2nd is 10.95)
Career Assists, 6th, 2,166 (5th is 2,472)
Season Assists, 7th, 1,246, 2010
Season Assists (p/s), 5th, 11.75 , 2010; (5th), 11.79, 2011

Ariana Williams, So., MB
Season Hitting, (6th), .311, 2011
 
Haley Jacob, Jr., L
Season Digs, 5th, 450, 2010
Season Digs (p/s), 6th, 4.13, 2010; (7th), 4.08, 2011
Career Digs (p/s), 3rd, 3.64 (2nd is 3.75)

Alaina Bergsma, RJr., OH
Season Points (p/s), (3rd), 5.05, 2011 (2nd is 5.10)
Season Kills (p/s), (7th), 4.53, 2011 (6th is 4.67)


IN THE POLLS
For the 10th straight week, UO was one six Pac-12 teams spotted in the top 20 nationally, and in previous weeks had been ranked No. 16 five times, No. 15 three editions and No. 18 once.

Other league teams sighted Monday included No. 1 UCLA (20-3), No. 3 Stanford (17-4), No. 4 USC (18-4), No. 7 California (21-4) and No. 10 Washington (18-4).

Compared to last week, UCLA and Stanford jumped five and two spots, respectively; USC and Washington stayed the same; California fell four spots; and Arizona received votes for the 10th straight edition.

Among other teams in the top five, the former No. 1 - now No. 2 Nebraska (18-2) – lost at then-No. 8 Penn State, 3-1, and won 3-1 at Ohio State. The former No. 3 squad – No. 5 Illinois (21-2) – was swept by then-No. 15 Minnesota and won 3-1 over Wisconsin at home.

In league action last weekend, then-No. 6 UCLA beat then-No. 3 Cal, 3-1, and swept then-No. 5 Stanford on the road; then-No. 4 USC swept then-No. 3 Cal in Berkeley, and was swept by then-No. 5 Stanford in Palo Alto; then-No. 10 Washington beat ASU, 3-2, and swept Arizona at home; WSU swept ASU and lost 3-1 to Arizona at home; and Oregon State swept Utah and beat Colorado, 3-2, in Corvallis.

Under seventh-year head coach Jim Moore, the Ducks have been ranked top 25 in 71 polls, thanks to 59 straight editions from 2007-10 - more than double its previous best (28, 1986-88) - and two weeks late in 2006.

A complete listing of the Ducks' string of top-25 rankings under Moore follows: *2011: 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; *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.


BALANCE IS BETTER
In 2011, Oregon continues to flex its balance in all phases of the game, especially in the hitting and blocking categories. The Ducks featured multiple players with +.300 attack marks and three players with +10 kills in nine matches each, and a trio with +10 digs in 10 matches.
 
2011 Matches – Multiple +.300 Hitters (9)
- #1 Penn State (Brenner .579, Fischer .317, Krstojevic .400)
- #12 Minnesota (Williams .400, Brenner .368)
- at Delaware (Krstojevic .583, Williams .571)
- vs. Liberty (Bergsma .778, Brenner .467, Williams .462)
- at American (Brenner .636, Bergsma .538, Williams .350)
- vs. Seattle (Williams .455, Fischer .435, Bergsma .382)
- vs. Arizona (Williams .545, Bergsma .353, Gross .333, Krstojevic .500)
- at Colorado (Williams .700, Fischer .542, Brenner .467)
- vs. No. 7 Wash. (Williams .529, Krstojevic .500, Paffen .500)
 
2011 Matches With +3 Hitters With +10 Kills (9)
- @#1 Penn State (Bergsma 19, Fischer 19, Brenner 12)
- #12 Minnesota (Bergsma 23, Williams 11, Brenner 10, Fischer 10)
- ASU (Bergsma 22, Fischer 12, Gross 12, Williams 10)
- at WSU (Bergsma 27, Fischer 11, Brenner 10, Williams 10)
- at #3 USC (Williams 15, Bergsma 11, Brenner 10, Fischer 10)
- at #6 UCLA (Bergsma 14, Brenner 13, Fischer 11, Williams 11)
- vs. WSU (Bergsma 18, Brenner 15, Fischer 15)
- vs. #7 Wash. (Bergsma 20, Brenner 12, Williams 11, Fischer 10)
- vs. Utah (Fischer 18, Bergsma 17, Brenner 10, Williams 10)

2011 Matches With +3 Players With +10 Digs (10)
- vs. Portland State (Jacob 17, Kawasaki 11, Fischer 10, Plum 10)
- vs. ASU (Fischer 16, Jacob 15, Plum 10)
- at WSU (Jacob 19, Fischer 13, Plum 10)
- vs. #4 Cal (Plum 19, Jacob 12, Bergsma 10)
- vs. #7 Stanford (Paffen 20, Plum 17, Kawasaki 10)
- at #3 USC (Fischer 20, Jacob 16, Bergsma 11)
- at #6 UCLA (Jacob 17, Fischer 13, Kawasaki 12)
- vs. WSU (Jacob 20, Bergsma 11, Plum 10)
- vs. #7 Washington (Fischer 18, Jacob 15, Plum 12, Kawasaki 10)
- vs. Utah (Jacob 25, Kawasaki 16, Plum 12, Bergsma 10)
 
And, here is a breakdown of category leaders in UO’s matches this year.

Duck 2011 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Bergsma 16, Williams 4, Fischer 2, Brenner 1)
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players (Bergsma 7, Williams 5, Brenner 3, Fischer 3, Krstojevic 2)
- Blocks – 7 players (Williams 8, Krstojevic 8, Bergsma 4, Brenner 3, Fischer 2, Paffen 2, Plum 2)
- Points – 4 players (Bergsma 14, Williams 3, Fischer 2, Brenner 1)
- Digs – 4 players (Jacob 12, Fischer 5, Bergsma 2, Plum 2)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 20)
- Service Aces – 9 players (Plum 6, Bergsma 5, Ashen 3, Jacob 3, Kawasaki 3, Fischer 3, Buckendahl 1, Jacob 1, Krstojevic 1)


ALL-TOURNAMENT PROPS
Five current Ducks have been tabbed to all-tourney teams in their career, and their accolades follow:
Alaina Bergsma (OH) – Tournament MVP: Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, All-Tournament Team: AVCA Showcase
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


RIDING HIGH IN THE RPI
In this week’s NCAA RPI rankings of the season, UO was tabbed 41st nationally – one of seven Pac-10 teams spotted in the top 50 with Stanford (seventh), UCLA (ninth), USC (12th), California (27th), Washington (30th) and Arizona (39th).

The entire listing is available at this website ( http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2011WVBrpi1.html ).


PLUM & BERGSMA GO NATIONAL
For the fifth straight season, the No. 16 University of Oregon volleyball team picked up AVCA National Player of the Week honors after sophomore setter Lauren Plum directed UO to a mid-October sweep of then-No. 7 Washington and 3-2 comeback win over Washington State.

The sweep of the Huskies was UO’s first since 1995 and its second of four wins the last 32 matches.  The night before, she helped UO win its 12th straight match in the series vs. the Cougars (and the last four with her at setter).

Against No. 7 Washington, her 52 assists in three sets was a Pac-12 season high, and only two off her overall season high in four sets vs. WSU four weeks ago.

The Huskies came into the match leading the nation in blocks, and also ranked second in the league in opponent hitting percentage (.127). UO and Plum answered the challenge by staking the highest hitting mark by a UW foe this year (.283) – a full .040 higher than its previous opponent season best (UCLA, .243).

Her ability to evenly distribute the ball proved the difference and gave the balanced Duck offense four hitters with +10 kills for the fifth time this year, but first in three sets.

She also added 12 digs for her second double-double of the weekend and 15th career-wise. Her eighth double-doubles overall this year is tops among underclassmen and fourth-most in the league.

She entered the Fox/Root Sports-TV match vs. WSU midway through the first set, and still ended with 45 assists, and logged half of the team’s four aces. She also posted a double-double with her 10 digs, and ranked second on the squad with her blocks season high (4) that doubled her previous 2011 best.

Thanks to her weekend 12.12 assists/per set average, she improved to fifth nationally and first in the Pac-12 (11.80 per set), and a comparison of her other weekend vs. previous season averages follows: digs (2.75/2.44), aces (0.25/0.21), blocks (0.50/0.27) and points (1.06/0.81).

Last year, redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma picked up similar AVCA national honors after UO swept then-returning NCAA qualifier Washington State and ended the then-No. 7 Washington’s 36-set season win streak in 3-1 decision in Eugene.

Against UW, she connected on match 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. The night before vs. the Cougars, she again led the team in kills (12) – her first honor of the season – and hit .417.

In 2009, All-American Sonja Newcombe picked up similar 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.

 

2010 SEASON REVIEW
Sporting only one upperclassmen on its roster at the 2010 season’s end, the Ducks (19-11, 7-11) overachieved in many ways and nearly garnered their fifth straight postseason appearance under head coach Jim Moore.

Oregon started the season with a school record 14-match win streak en route to a season high ranking of 11th nationally, then opened the conference season with its first home sweep of the Washington schools since 1989.

The team added six more conference wins in the ensuing months to position themselves for a fifth straight postseason bid, but unfortunately was not invited when different at-large considerations were used than traditionally in the past. The tourney snub also ended UO’s record ranking run at 59 weeks after UO had been ranked between 11th and 24th all season long.

The Ducks combined for a host of individual awards, led by senior outside hitter Heather Meyers. The All-Pac-10 First Team choice ended her career ranked second in league history in service aces and top-10 for Oregon in nearly every career all-time category.

Then-freshman Lauren Plum was tabbed to the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team, while sophomore outside hitter Alaina Bergsma claimed her first All-Pac-10 honorable mention nod.

Meyers’ honor was the seventh in head coach Jim Moore’s tenure and raised Oregon’s overall tally to 14. Plum was Moore’s fifth All-Pac-10 Freshman Team honoree and 11th in school history since the origin of the Pacific-10 Conference in 1986.

Earlier during the year, Bergsma became the fourth Duck in a many years to claim AVCA National Player of the Week honors after her efforts in early September home wins vs. UW (a team season high in kills (21) and .559 hitting mark) and WSU (12 kills, .417).

Sophomore outside hitter Katherine Fischer was the only underclassmen to receive ESPN Academic All-America honors with her third-team nod based on her stats and 4.0 cumulative GPA.


2010 PAC-12 POSTSEASON RUNDOWN
Conference co-champion and #7 NCAA tourney seed California ended the 2010 campaign as the national runner-up after a 3-0 loss to top-seeded Penn State. The Bears advanced to their first final after it swept both #6 seed USC in the semifinals and Washington in the regional finals.

The Trojans also beat a league rival, #3 seed and conference co-champion Stanford in a dramatic 3-2 match, after wins over Indiana (3-0), San Diego (3-1) and New Mexico (3-0).

Two other conference teams made the field as UCLA lost in the second round to #9 seed Texas, 3-1, and beat American, 3-2 in the opener, while Arizona lost its opener, 3-1, to Northwestern.
 
The Pac-12’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-12 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.

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

More information on the NCAA tourney is available at the www.NCAAsports.com website.


BRAINS & BRAWN
Last November, outside hitter Katherine Fischer added another honor to her already crowded mantle as the only volleyball underclassmen to receive 2010 ESPN Academic All-America honors.

The pre-business administration major from Los Altos, Calif., was tabbed to the six-person third team, and was one of six players combined on the three teams that sported 4.0 cumulative GPA’s. Fischer was also one of four Pac-10 players recognized with the Stanford trio of Alix Klineman (first team), Cassidy Lichtman (second team) and Stephanie Browne (third team).

Fischer became the fourth Duck to receive national Academic All-America honors, and joined Kristen Bitter (Third Team - 2006), Casey Crisler (Third Team - 1997) and four-time recipient Sue Harbor (First Team - 1984, '85); Second Team – 1982, ‘83).

To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale); be a sophomore or older; and played at least one full calendar year at her current institution.

A month earlier, Fischer and defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki were tabbed to the Academic All-District First and Third Teams, respectively, and were the fourth and fifth honorees during Jim Moore’s tenure. Former setter Nevena Djordjevic picked up similar second- and third-team honors in 2008 and ’09, and 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.

Fischer and Kawasaki were also among six Ducks that landed on Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic Teams two weeks before. Fischer and outside hitter Lauren Gross were first- and second-team honorees, respectively, and four others were honorable mentions - middle blocker Rhiannon Tooker, libero Haley Jacob, Kawasaki and outside hitter Jocelyn Levig.

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


HOME COURT MAGIC
In early October, the Ducks welcomed a record home volleyball crowd of 6,210 to a Matthew Knight Arena match vs. returning league co-champion and No. 4 California.

In November 2008, UO set its previous 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.

Overall in his seventh season at the helm, head coach Jim Moore and the Ducks have now played in front of 13 of the 19 largest home volleyball crowds at Matthew Knight Arena and Ma Arthur Court.

Oregon’s burgeoning fan support has helped the program to a 33-0 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,)’10 (4-0) and ‘11 (3-0).

A complete list of the top-19 ranked crowds during the Moore era follows:
 
- 6,210 (#1, vs. California, 10/7/11)
- 3,817 (#2, vs. Washington, 11/16/08)
- 3,564 (#4, vs. Washington 9/25/09)
- 3,169 (#5, vs. Washington State, 11/14/08)
- 2,777 (#6, vs. OSU, 11/16/07)
- 3,672 (#7, vs. Washington, 11/3/06)
- 2,518 (#9, vs. OSU, 10/27/09)
- 2,375 (#11, vs. Washington, 9/21/07)
- 2,346 (#12, vs. Oregon State, 10/15/10)
- 2,260 (#13, vs. Oregon State, 9/29/06)
- 2,159 (#14, vs. Oregon State, 10/12/08)
- 1,935 (#17 vs. USC, 11/20/10)
- 1,842 (#19, vs. California, 11/16/06)
 
Season-wise, UO's overall average in 2010 (1,295) and 2009 (1,433) both 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).


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.

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 last year, 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 23rd 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 482-234 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 (7)       130-78        51-69         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 (.500)  1-1 (.500) NCAA I
           2010           19-11 (.633)   7-11 (.389)               
           2011            15-7        8-6                           
TOTALS   22 YEARS        482-234       250-158      25-13 (.658)



THE LAST TIME OREGON VOLLEYBALL:
 
Won a road match: at WSU, 3-1, in Pullman (10/1/11)
Won at home: vs. Colorado, 3-0 in Eugene (10/30/11)
Won on the road (Neutral): vs. Liberty, 3-0, D.C. (8/30/11)
Lost a match; vs. Utah, Eugene, 2-3 (10/28/11)
Lost at home: vs. Utah, Eugene, 2-3 (10/28/11)
Lost an away match: vs. #6 UCLA, in Los Angeles, 1-3 (10/15/11)
Lost on the road (Neutral): vs. #12 Minn., in D.C., 3-0 (8/27/11)
Current Streak: Won 1 match
Longest Season Win Streak: 10 matches
Longest Season Losing Streak: 4 matches
Won 3-0 at home: Colorado, 3-0 (10/30/11)
Won 3-0 on the road: at Utah, SLC (9/24/11)
Lost 3-0 at home: vs. #4 Cal (10/7/11)
Lost 3-0 on the road: at #13 Washington, in Seattle (11/26/10)
Won 3-1 at home: ASU, in Eugene (9/18/11)
Won 3-1 on the road: at WSU (10/1/11)
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. WSU (10/21/11)
Won 3-2 on the road: at Arizona State, 3-2, in Tempe (11/6/10)
Lost 3-2 on the road: #8 Minn., in State College (8/27/11)
Lost 3-2 at home:  vs. Utah, 2-3 (10/28/11)
Beat a Pac-12 opponent: vs. Colorado, 3-0 in Eugene (10/30/11)
Lost to a Pac-12 opponent: vs. Utah, 2-3, Eugene (10/28/11)
Beat a top-10 team at home: #7 Washington, 3-0 (10/21/11)
Beat a top-25 team at home: #7 Washington, 3-0 (10/21/11)
Beat a top-10 team on the road: at #1 Penn State, 3-1, (8/26/11)
Beat a top-25 team on the road: at #1 Penn State, 3-1, (8/26/11)
Lost to a top-10 team at home: vs. #7 Stanford, 1-3 (10/8/11)
Lost to a top-25 team at home: vs. #7 Stanford, 1-3 (10/8/11)
Lost to a top-10 team on the road: vs. #6 UCLA, in Los Angeles, 1-3 (10/15/11)

 

2011 University of Oregon Ducks Numerical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    Hometown/Previous School(s)
1       Natalie Bookout Gonzalez     DS     5-1     Fr.     Riverside, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
2       Alaina Bergsma    OH     6-3     RJr.     Chandler, Ariz. (Valley Christian)
3       Kellie Kawasaki     L     5-5     Jr.     West Linn, Ore. (West Linn)
4       Lauren Plum    S     5-9     So.     Poway, Calif. (Poway)
5       Jaklyn Wheeler    OH     6-0     So.     Red Bluff, Calif. (Red Bluff)
6       Liz Brenner    OH     6-1     Fr.     Portland, Ore. (Jesuit )
7       Ariana Williams    MB     6-2     So.     Riverside, Calif. (Poly)
8       Chloe Buckendahl    OH     6-0     Fr.     Vista, Calif. (Rancho Buena Vista)
9       Haley Jacob    L     5-2     Jr.     League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
10   Savannah Paffen    MB     6-2     Fr.     Mountain View, Calif. (St. Francis)
12   Katherine Fischer    OH     5-10     Jr.     Los Altos, Calif. (Homestead)
15   Lauren Gross    OH     6-2     Jr.     Orange, Calif. (El Modena)
16   Shellsy Ashen    S     5-10     Fr.     Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills)
17   Milica Krstojevic    MB     6-3     Jr.     Gacko, Bosnia (Florida State College) (HSC Pero Slijepcevic Gacko)

2011 University of Oregon Ducks Alphabetical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    Hometown/Previous School(s)
16   Shellsy Ashen    S     5-10     Fr.     Laguna Niguel, Calif. (Dana Hills)
2       Alaina Bergsma    OH     6-3     RJr.     Chandler, Ariz. (Valley Christian)
1       Natalie Bookout Gonzalez     DS     5-1     Fr.     Riverside, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
6       Liz Brenner    OH     6-1     Fr.     Portland, Ore. (Jesuit )
8       Chloe Buckendahl    OH     6-0     Fr.     Vista, Calif. (Rancho Buena Vista)
12   Katherine Fischer    OH     5-10     Jr.     Los Altos, Calif. (Homestead)
15   Lauren Gross    OH     6-2     Jr.     Orange, Calif. (El Modena)
9       Haley Jacob    L     5-2     Jr.     League City, Texas (Clear Creek)
3       Kellie Kawasaki     L     5-5     Jr.     West Linn, Ore. (West Linn)
17   Milica Krstojevic    MB     6-3     Jr.     Gacko, Bosnia (Florida State College) (HSC Pero Slijepcevic Gacko)
10   Savannah Paffen    MB     6-2     Fr.     Mountain View, Calif. (St. Francis)
4       Lauren Plum    S     5-9     So.     Poway, Calif. (Poway)
5       Jaklyn Wheeler    OH     6-0     So.     Red Bluff, Calif. (Red Bluff)
7       Ariana Williams    MB     6-2     So.     Riverside, Calif. (Poly)

Head Coach: Jim Moore (Seventh Year);
Assistant Coaches: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Seventh Year), Stacy Metro (Seventh Year);

PLAYER PRONUNCIATIONS: Alaina Bergsma (ah-LANE-ah), Kellie Kawasaki (COW-ah-sock-ee),Milica Krstojevic (muh-leetz-ah kris-tohyeah-veetch), Lauren Plum (PLUMB), Ariana Williams (AR-ee-ahn-ah), CITIES: Gacko (GATZ-KO), Laguna Nigel (lah-GOO-nah nih-GHEL), Poway (POW-way), POSITION: lee-BARE-oh.


 
NOTABLE DUCK STATISTICS / NOTES
 
UO's 2011 RECORD WHEN:
Up 1-0: 13-3
   Up 2-0: 11-0
   Up 2-1: 3-1
Tied 1-1: 3-5
   Tied 2-2: 1-2
Down 0-1: 2-4
   Down 0-2: 0-2
   Down 1-2: 1-3
3-set matches: 11-2
4-set matches: 3-3
5-set matches: 1-2

Hitting .300: 5-0
   Opponent hitting .300: 1-1
Leading in Kills: 15-2
   Trailing in Kills: 0-5
Leading in Hitting: 13-1
   Trailing in Hitting: 2-6
Leading in Aces: 13-2
   Tied in Aces: 1-1
   Trailing in Aces: 1-4
Leading in Blocks: 6-1
   Tied in Blocks: 1-0
   Trailing in Blocks: 8-6


DOUBLE-DOUBLES

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (7)   
    2011 (7)
23 kills, 11 digs, vs. #12 Minn, (5s) (8/27)
14 kills, 14 digs, vs. Cal Poly, (3s) (9/13)
13 kills, 10 digs, vs. #4 Cal, (3s) (10/7)
11 kills, 11 digs, at #3 USC, (4s) (10/14)
18 kills, 11 digs, vs. #7 Wash. (3s) (10/22)
17 kills, 10 digs, vs. Utah, (5s) (10/28)
13 kills, 11 digs, vs. Colo. (3s) (10/30)

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH (25)   
    2011 (7)
11 kills, 11 digs vs. Seattle, (3s) (9/2)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18)
14 kills, 11 digs at Colorado, (3s) (9/23)
11 kills, 13 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1/11)
10 kills, 20 digs at #3 USC, (4s) (10/14)
11 kills, 13 digs at #6 UCLA, (4s) (10/15)
10 kills, 18 digs vs. #7 Wash. (3s) (10/22)
    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 (5s) 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, So., S (16)   
    2011 (9)
47 assists, 11 digs (5s) vs. #12 Minn. (9/1)
33 assists, 10 digs vs. Portland State (9/6)
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)
47 assists, 17 digs vs #7 Stanf. (4s) (10/8)
45 assists, 10 digs vs. WSU (5s) (10/21)
52 assists, 12 digs vs. #7 UW (3s) (10/22)
57 assists, 12 digs vs. Utah (5s) (10/28)

    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

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (7)   
    2011 (5)
27 at Washington State, (4s), (10/1)
26 vs. #7 Stanford, (4s), (10/8)
23 vs. #12 Minnesota, (5s), (8/27)
22 vs. Arizona State, (4s), (9//18)
20 vs. #7 Washington (3s) (10/22)
    2010 (2)
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 (min. 12 att.)

Katherine Fischer, So., OH (3)   
    2011 (1)
.542 (14K-1E-24A) at Colorado (9/23)

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

Alaina Bergsma, RJr., OH (3)   
    2011 (1)
.538 (17K-3E-26A) at American (8/31/11)

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


Liz Brenner, Fr., OH (2)   
    2011 (2)
.538 (17K-3E-26A), 3s at Amer. (8/31/11)
.526 (12K-2E-19A), 3s vs. Colo. (10/30/11)


Milica Krstojevic, Jr., MB (1)   
    2011 (1)
.583 (8K-1E-12A), 3s at Del. (8/30/11)


Ariana Williams, So., MB (6)   
    2011 (3)
.571 (10K-2E-14A), 3s at Del. (8/30)
.556 (13K-3E-18A), 3s at #3 UW (9/30)
.529 (11K-2E-17A), 3s vs. #3 UW (10/22)
    2010 (3)
.722 (14K- 1E-18A), 4s, vs FIU (9/18)
.500 (13K, 3E, 20A), 4s, at Fresno (8/28)
.500 (7K, 1E, 12A), 3s, vs. OSU (10/15)


+20 POINTS

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 (9)   
    2011 (7)
28.5 (27K, 1BS, 1BA), 4s at WSU (10/1)
27.5 (26K, 3 BA), 4s vs. #7 Stan. (10/8)
24 (22K, 0 SA, 2 B), 4s vs. ASU (9/18)
24 (20K, 3 SA, 2 BA), 3s vs. #7 UW (10/22)
23.5 (23K, 0.5B), 5s vs. #12 Minn. (8/27)
21 (19K, 1 SA, 1B), at #1 Penn St. (8/26)
20.5 (17K, 2SA, 3BA), 5s vs. Utah (10/28)
20 (18K, 1 SA, 1 B), vs. Seattle (9/2)
    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, So., S (22)   
    2011 (10)
57, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28)
54, 4s, at Washington State (10/1)
53, 4s, vs. ASU (9/18)
52, 3s, vs. #7 Washington (10/22)
49, 4s, at #3 USC (10/14)
48, 4s, at #1 Penn State (8/26)
48, 4s, at #6 UCLA (10/15)
47, 5s vs. #12 Minnesota (8/27)
47, 4s vs. #7 Stanford (10/8)
45, 5s vs. Washington State (10/21)
    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 (10)   
    2011 (4)
25, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28)
21, 3s, vs. Cal Poly (9/13)
20, 4s, vs. #7 Stanford (10/8)
20, 5s, vs. Washington State (10/21)
    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, Jr., L/DS  (2)   
    2009 (2)
22, 5s, at Washington (11/27)
20, 3s, vs. Arizona State (11/7)

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH  (1)   
    2011 (1)
20, 4s, at #3 USC (10/14)

+4 ACES

Lauren Plum, So., S  (1)   
    2010 (1)
5, 5s, at Portland State (9/7)


Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH (2)
    2011 (1)
4, 3s, at Utah (9/24)
    2010 (1)
6, 3s vs. WSU (9/24)
 
 
THIS WEEK’S PAC-12 STANDINGS
Team    Conf.    Overall    H    A    N    L10    Strk
#1 UCLA    13-2    20-3    7-0    9-3    4-0    9-1    W6
#4 USC    13-2    18-4    6-1    9-2    3-1    9-1    W1
#7 Cal    11-4    21-4    14-2    5-2    2-0    8-2    L2
#3 Stanford    11-4    17-4    11-1    5-3    1-0    9-1    L1
#10 Wash.    10-4    18-4    9-1    5-3    4-0    7-3    W2
#20 Oregon    8-6    15-7    8-3    6-3    1-1    4-6    W1
Arizona    6-8    14-9    6-4    6-5    2-0    4-6    L1
OSU    6-8    14-10    7-4    4-4    3-2    3-7    W3
WSU    4-10    12-12    6-5    3-5    3-2    3-7    W1
Utah    4-11    9-15    4-8    4-6    1-1    3-7    L1
ASU    1-13    5-18    2-7    1-9    2-2    1-9    L4
Colorado    0-15    5-18    2-7    1-8    2-3    0-10    L15


AVCA COACHES POLL – #10 (10/31)
Rk    School (1st Pl.)    Points    W-L    Prev
*1    UCLA (41)    1457    20-3    6
2    Nebraska (9)    1386    18-2    1
*3    Stanford (1)    1323    17-4    5
*4    USC (5)    1306    18-4    4
5    Illinois (1)    1245    21-2    3
*6    Penn State (1)    1218    17-5    8
*7    California    1179    21-4    2
8    Hawai’i (2)    1112    24-1    7
9    Texas    1027    15-4    9
*10    Washington    941    18-4    10
11    Purdue    893    20-3    11
12    Northern Iowa    843    24-1    12
13    Iowa State    735    17-4    14
14    Pepperdine    655    17-5    18
*15    Minnesota    630    13-8    15
16    Tennessee    578    20-3    20
17    Florida    542    17-5    13
18    Florida State    460    19-4    19
19    Kentucky    390    21-4    24
>20    Oregon    372    14-7    16
21    San Diego    327    23-3    17
22    Ohio State    170    16-9    23
23    Michigan    146    16-8    22
24    Colorado State    133    17-4    25
25    Oklahoma    105    19-6    21

Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): Miami (FL) 83; Dayton 60; Long Beach State 43; Texas A&M 25; Western Kentucky 22; Tulsa 18; Michigan State 13; *Arizona 12; North Carolina 10; Kansas State 9; Ball State 8; Duke 7

*indicates Duck opponents in 2011

 
2011 PAC-12 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
                      2010 Record            2010 NCAA
Preaseason Prediction Overall Pac-10    Tourney Finish
1.  USC (11)          22-10  14-4 (3rd)       Semifinal
2.  California (1)    30-4   15-3 (1st-t)      Finalist
3.  Stanford          27-4   15-3 (1s-t) Regional Final
4.  Washington        24-9   10-8 (5th)  Regional Final
5.  UCLA              22-9   11-7 (4th)       2nd Round
6.  OREGON            19-11  7-11 (7th)            ————
7.  Arizona           20-12  9-9  (6th)       1st Round
8.  Arizona State     13-18  7-11 (7th-t)          ————
9.  Oregon State      9-23   2-15 (9th)            ————
10. Utah              17-14  11-5 (Mtn West-3rd)   ————
11. Colorado          6-20   3-17 (Big 12-11th)    ————
12. Washington State  6-22   0-18 (10th)           ————


OREGON VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
F
irst Season / Postseason Appearances: 1968 / 17
All-Time Overall / Conference Record: 713-661-21 / 172-396
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ‘80)
Career Record / at UO: 482-234, 22nd year / 130-78, 7th year
Assistant Coach: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Seventh Year, Houston, ‘90)
Assistant Coach: Stacy Metro (Seventh Year, Northern Michigan, ‘94)
Video Technician: Justin Denham (Second Year)
Team Manager / Video Coordinator: Devin Curran  / Joe Skinner
Athletic Trainer / Physician: Katie Forsyth / Dr. Greg Skaggs
Strength Coach / Nutritionist: Joel Favor / James Harris
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

 

2011 INDIVIDUAL SEASON MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills
 .579 (12- 1-19)    Brenner, Liz at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
 .556 (13- 3-18)    Williams, Ariana at #7 Washington (9/30/11)
 .542 (14- 1-24)    Fischer, Katherine at Colorado (9/23/11)
 .538 (17- 3-26)    Bergsma, Alaina at American (8/31/11)
 .526 (12- 2-19)    Brenner, Liz vs Colorado (10/30/11)
 .414 (15- 3-29)    Williams, Ariana at #3 USC (10/14/11)
 .391 (22- 4-46)    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
 .382 (18- 5-34)    Bergsma, Alaina vs Seattle (9/2/11)
 .379 (13- 2-29)    Bergsma, Alaina vs Colorado (10/30/11)
 .371 (27- 4-62)    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
27 (27- 4-62) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)
26 (26- 9-64) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
23 (23- 6-63) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
22 (22- 4-46) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
20 (20- 6-47) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
19 (19- 6-41) 4s    Fischer, Katherine at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
19 (19- 8-46) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
18 (18- 5-47) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Washington State (10/21/11)
18 (18- 5-34) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Seattle (9/2/11)
18 (18- 9-45) 5s    Fischer, Katherine vs Utah (10/28/11)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
64 (17-12-64) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Utah (10/28/11)
64 (26- 9-64) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
63 (23- 6-63) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
62 (27- 4-62) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)
56 (14-12-56) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)

POINTS
28.5 (27- 0- 1.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)
27.5 (26- 0- 1.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
24.0 (22- 0- 2.0) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
24.0 (20- 3- 1.0) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
23.5 (23- 0- 0.5) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)

ASSISTS
57 (5s)    Plum, Lauren vs Utah (10/28/11)
54 (4s)    Plum, Lauren at Washington State (10/1/11)
53 (4s)    Plum, Lauren vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
52 (3s)    Plum, Lauren vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
49 (4s)    Plum, Lauren at #3 USC (10/14/11)

DIGS
25 (5s)    Jacob, Haley vs Utah (10/28/11)
21 (3s)    Jacob, Haley vs Cal Poly (9/13/11)
20 (4s)    Fischer, Katherine at #3 USC (10/14/11)
20 (5s)    Jacob, Haley vs Washington State (10/21/11)
20 (4s)    Jacob, Haley vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)

ACES
4    Fischer, Katherine at Utah (9/24/11)
3    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
3    Plum, Lauren vs Arizona (9/16/11)
3    Jacob, Haley vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
3    Fischer, Katherine at Washington State (10/1/11)

BLOCKS (BS-BA)
8 ( 1- 7)    Bergsma, Alaina at #3 USC (10/14/11)
6 ( 1- 5)    Krstojevic, Milica vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
6 ( 0- 6)    Krstojevic, Milica vs Washington State (10/21/11)
5 ( 0- 5)    Krstojevic, Milica vs Arizona (9/16/11)
5 ( 0- 5)    Williams, Ariana at #3 USC (10/14/11)
4 ( 1- 3)    Krstojevic, Milica at Utah (9/24/11)
4 ( 1- 3)    Plum, Lauren vs Washington State (10/21/11)
4 ( 0- 4)    Krstojevic, Milica at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)
4 ( 0- 4)    Paffen, Savannah vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
4 ( 0- 4)    Krstojevic, Milica at Washington State (10/1/11)

 
2011 TEAM SEASON MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA)
 .398 (46- 9- 93)    at American (8/31/11)
 .385 (46- 9- 96)    at Colorado (9/23/11)
 .360 (52-12-111)    vs Colorado (10/30/11)
 .355 (46-13- 93)    vs Liberty (8/31/11)
 .327 (49-14-107)    vs Seattle (9/2/11)
 .299 (38-12- 87)    vs Arizona (9/16/11)
 .283 (61-22-138)    vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
 .279 (63-22-147)    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
 .277 (62-23-141)    at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
 .248 (46-17-117)    at Delaware (8/30/11)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
71 (71-35-184) 5s    vs Utah (10/28/11)
65 (65-27-161) 4s    at Washington State (10/1/11)
64 (64-25-160) 5s    vs Washington State (10/21/11)
63 (63-22-147) 4s    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
62 (62-23-141) 4s    at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
61 (61-22-138) 3s    vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
57 (57-27-158) 5s    vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
57 (57-31-168) 4s    at #3 USC (10/14/11)
55 (55-25-159) 4s    vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
54 (54-32-170) 4s    at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
184 (71-35-184) 5s    vs Utah (10/28/11)
170 (54-32-170) 4s    at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)
168 (57-31-168) 4s    at #3 USC (10/14/11)
161 (65-27-161) 4s    at Washington State (10/1/11)
160 (64-25-160) 5s    vs Washington State (10/21/11)

ASSISTS
64 (5s)    vs Utah (10/28/11)
61 (4s)    at Washington State (10/1/11)
58 (4s)    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
57 (3s)    vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
57 (5s)    vs Washington State (10/21/11)

DIGS
77 (5s)    vs Utah (10/28/11)
75 (4s)    at #3 USC (10/14/11)
66 (3s)    vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
66 (4s)    vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
64 (4s)    at Washington State (10/1/11)

ACES
7    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
6    at Washington State (10/1/11)
6    vs Utah (10/28/11)
6    vs Seattle (9/2/11)
6    at Utah (9/24/11)

BLOCKS
11.0    vs #7 Stanford(10/8/11)
11.0    at #3 USC (10/14/11)
10.5    vs Washington State (10/21/11)
8.0    at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)
8.0    vs Arizona (9/16/11)
7.5    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
7.0    at Delaware (8/30/11)
7.0    vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
7.0    at Washington State (10/1/11)
7.0    at Utah (9/24/11)




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