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Release Date: 11/11/2010
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No. 23 OREGON VOLLEYBALL ACTION – WEEK #11
- vs. Oregon State (8-19, 1-12), Corvallis, Ore., Friday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. – www.OSUbeavers.com


WHAT’S UP THIS WEEK
EUGENE – With three weeks left in the regular season, the No. 23 University of Oregon volleyball team (17-8, 5-8) looks ahead to its second Civil War test of the campaign after winning the first meeting, 3-0, in Eugene last month.

The match will be televised tape delay locally by Fox Sports Northwest on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 15 at 11 a.m.

UO sports a 52-41-1 all-time series edge, thanks to an 8-3 mark under head coach Jim Moore that includes an 8-1 run the last five years. Oregon’s only losses under the sixth-year Duck mentor came in Corvallis last year, 3-2, and in 2005 when OSU won 3-2 and 3-0.

Last weekend in the desert, UO topped ASU, 3-2, to end a five-match losing streak that all came to ranked opponents (and four of which stood top 10 nationally again this week). OSU dropped both matches via a sweep at ASU and a 3-1 decision at then-No. 23 UA.


RECENT DUCK STARTERS
# Player, Year, Position, Hometown - Notable 2010 Season Stats (Career Match Highs)
#2 Alaina Bergsma, RSo., OH, Chandler, Ariz. - .2835, 3.12 kills/set (.559, 21 kills, 23 points, 4 blocks)
#3 Kellie Kawasaki, So., DS, West Linn, Ore. – 1.99 digs/s, 0.18 aces/s (22 digs, 3 aces)
#4 Lauren Plum, Fr., S, Poway, Calif. – 11.78 assists/s, 0.43 blocks/s (65 assists, 12 digs, 9 kills, 5 aces)
#9 Haley Jacob, So., L, Canyon City, Texas – 4.02 digs/s, 0.19 aces/s (24 digs, 3 aces)
#10 Heather Meyers, Sr., OH, Temecula, Calif. – .304, 3.63 k/s, 0.62 sa/s, 2.00 d/s, 0.55 b/s (.737, 25K, 29P, 6SA, 9B, 19D)
#11 Jocelyn Levig, So., OH, Sumner, Wash. – 0.84 blocks/s, 0.24 aces/s (.615, 11K, 15.5P, 3SA, 9B)
#12 Katherine Fischer, So., OH, Los Altos, Calif. – .211, 3.47 kills/s, 0.31 aces/s, 2.62 digs/s (.647, 24K, 24P, 14D, 6SA, 5B)

 
WEEKEND REWIND
Last Saturday in its sixth straight series win over ASU, Oregon finished with a season-high 75 kills, and its third-highest hitting mark in league play (.289) to overcome a spirited Sun Devil team that hit .310 – the first time UO won a match this year when an opponent hit .300.

Individually in Tempe, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers posted her second +20-kill effort of the season with her 24 kills – one off her career high – and hit +.300 (.370) for the 12th time this slate.

Sophomore outside hitter Katherine Fischer posted similar numbers with a career-high 24 kills and .297 hitting mark. Her 13 digs rounded out her 11th double-double of the season – third-most in the Pac-10 this season.

Freshman setter Lauren Plum registered a career high 65 assists – third-most in the Pac-10 this season - and added 10 digs for her sixth career double-double – tops among all Pac-10 freshmen.

Among other noteworthy Duck stats vs. ASU, redshirt sophomore outside hitter Alaina Bergsma added 14 kills and hit .256; sophomore outside hitter Jocelyn Levig’s five blocks was her seventh tally this year of five or more, and led the team in the category for the 11th time this season; and sophomore libero Haley Jacob’s 23 digs led the squad for the 21st time this campaign and was one off her career high.

In Tucson the night before, the No. 23 Wildcats ended a four-match home losing streak that came against top-10 teams and out-hit UO .344-.103. Bergsma led Oregon in kills (11) for the fifth time this campaign and had one of 15th double-digit kill figures this season. Freshman middle blocker Ariana Williams led the team in hitting (.250) and blocks (2) for the team-leading eighth and 12th times this season, respectively, and added seven kills


FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
Next week, UO returns home for its Senior Day weekend against No. 10 UCLA and No. 6 USC (Fri.-Sat., Nov. 19-20). The team then wraps up the regular season Thanksgiving weekend at No. 11 Washington and Washington State (Fri.-Sat., Nov. 26-27).


UPCOMING TICKET PROMOTIONS
Looking ahead a week, the UCLA match on Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. is a Go ‘O’ T-Shirt Night, and fans that wear their 2010-11 Oregon Spirit T-shirt will receive a G.A. ticket for $2. The next night’s Senior Night match vs. USC on Saturday November 20 at 7 p.m. is a Dads & Daughters Night, and fans that buy an adult G.A. ticket will receive a child G.A. ticket for free.


FAB FROSH
With three weeks to go before the Pac-10 announces its All-Freshman Team, several newcomers have been busy helping Oregon to another outstanding season.

This week, setter Lauren Plum ranked seventh nationally overall in assists (11.78) and tops among freshmen, and is one of only two frosh with with Pepperdine’s Kellie Woolever (19th, 11.37) directing a top-25 offense (UO is 24th at .262 and Pepperdine is 18th at .273). Middle blocker Ariana Williams stood 15th nationally among frosh in hitting (.303), second among frosh in the Pac-10 and second overall for Oregon. Other Duck frosh ranked top 25 nationally in their class included senior Heather Meyers (points, 17th, 4.55 p/s) and sophomore Katherine Fischer (points, 20th, 4.05 p/s; kills, 23rd, 3.47 p/s).

On the all-time Oregon lists, Plum’s assist per set average (11.78) 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 also stands sixth 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 second-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 doubles-doubles (6), 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 most assists among all league players in a three-set match (48) in 2010 from her collegiate debut against frequent NCAA qualifier Santa Clara, and her 65 in five sets at ASU is third-most overall among all players.


DUCK STARTER NOTES
- Two-time All-Pac-10 honorable mention and senior Heather Meyers has connected on her two highest career kill totals the last three weeks at then-No. 8 USC (25, .417) and at ASU (23, .297). The former effort was her eighth +.400 total of 2010 – the fourth straight season she has led Oregon outside hitters in the category (2009-6 matches; ’08-8; ’07-11). The weekend before, she staked her second +.500 hitting mark of 2010 (and 17th of career) vs. Oregon State (.520, 14K) and overall has led the team in kills and hitting 11 and six times this season, respectively. The week before, she claimed her 19th career double-double vs. Arizona (18K, 10D, .317), and posted 15 kills against ASU to give her eight +15 kill tallies of 2010 - second-most on the team behind Katherine Fischer (9) (while Alaina Bergsma has four). Among her six double-doubles this year, others have come against then-No. 7 Washington (14K, 12D), Florida International (13K, 10D), Tulane (12K, 10D), PSU (17K, 15D) and Fresno State (16K, 10D). She served up six aces in a three-set match vs. American, four-set contest vs. ASU and five-set match at Portland State – all the fifth-most in school history and a Pac-10 season high – and five vs. Tulane in another sweep. She also owns the team’s three best point totals at USC (29), at ASU (27), at PSU (25) and its fifth- and sixth-best marks vs. Arizona (23) at Seattle (22.5) – and all came in five-set matches. In the non-conference slate in ’10, she picked up her third career tourney MVP award at the Fresno Bulldog Classic and her ninth and 10th all-tourney team nods in the Oregon Classic and Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic. On the season, she stands fifth nationally in aces per set (0.62) and 34th in points (4.55) per set with averages that stand first and seventh this week in the league, respectively. Her lengthy preseason resume includes two All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention nods (2009, ’07) and an NCAA Regional All-Tournament selection (2008).

- Sophomore Katherine Fischer ranks third in the Pac-10 in double-doubles (11) and tops among underclassmen. Last weekend at ASU, she posted a new career high in kills (24), hit .297, and posted her 11th double-double of the year with her 13 digs to give her 15 double-doubles career-wise. Last month she added another pair of double-doubles at home vs. the desert schools - Arizona (15 kills, 12 digs) and ASU (14K, 10D; 24K; 13D). The next week vs. OSU, she ranked second for UO in kills (13), and her .367 mark was her seventh +.300 total of the season and first since the opening weekend of Pac-10 play vs. WSU (.364). She rang up six aces vs. the Cougars the opening week of Pac-10 play – twice her previous career high and the fifth-most all-time in a match for UO – in the three-set win, with five of the aces coming in a seven-serve stretch to open the second set. Her .647 hitting mark vs. American is the team’s second-best this year, and her 19 kills vs. Sam Houston State is its sixth-best. She picked up her first tourney MVP honor in the Oregon Classic in September for her efforts in three-set wins over Siena (14 kills, 12 digs, .345, 4 blocks) and American (12 kills, .647, 4 blocks). In September she had 10 straight matches with +10 kills, five +.300 matches, and seven double-digit dig contests. On the season she ranks top 150 nationally in points (110th, 4.05 p/s) and kills (114th, 3.47 p/s), and third in the Pac-10 in the aces (0.31 p/s). Last season, Fischer was an All-Pac-10 Freshman Team choice after she logged four double-doubles, started every match and played all 110 sets.

- Sophomore Alaina Bergsma is on a run of 11 double-digit kill totals the last 15 matches, including three of UO’s top four totals of the season vs. No. 7 Washington (21, .559), Arizona (20, .395) and ASU (19, .342). Overall on the season, the first-year Duck has posted 11 +.300 hitting marks in a match (including four +.400 that have come in Pac-10 action) and 15 double-digit kill tallies. In late September, she became UO’s fourth AVCA National Player of the Week in as many years after Oregon’s sweep of its Washington rivals. In UO’s 3-1 win vs. then-No. 7 Washington, she staked season highs in kills (21), points (23) and hitting percentage (.559). The first-year Duck's kill tally was a then-team season high; her hitting mark was tops among team performances of 15 kills or more; and she led Oregon in blocks (4) and points for the first time in 2010. In the sweep of returning NCAA qualifier Washington State the night before, the Chandler, Ariz., native led UO in kills (12) for the first time this season, and hit .417. On the season, she ranks third on the team in hitting (.283) and kills (3.12 p/s). Last year at Loyola Marymount, the All-West Coast Conference Team pick and WCC Freshman of the Year ranked ninth nationally in points (5.24 per set), 14th overall (and second among freshman) in kills (4.47 per set) and 45th in service aces (0.40). She led the WCC in double-doubles (11, including six in WCC action), and ranked second in the WCC in kills, points and service aces.

- Ranked seventh nationally this week in assists (11.78), freshman setter Lauren Plum leads freshman setters nationally and is one of two frosh Pepperdine’s Kellie Woolever that’s directing a top-25 ranked offense (UO stands 24th with its .262 mark). Plum has registered seven +50-assist totals in five-setters at Arizona State (65), vs. Arizona (56), at PSU (55), at Seattle (53) and at No. 8 USC (51); and in four sets against Arizona State (54) and Florida International (53). Her 48 in her collegiate debut vs. Santa Clara is the league high this year in three-set matches. Last week at ASU, she logged her first +60-assist match (65), and her 10 digs marked her sixth double-double in the league and most among all Pac-10 frosh. The week before vs. No. 3 Cal, she posted her second three-set double-double (38 assists, 11 digs) and led the team in the latter category for the second time in ’10. The week before in a five-set loss at No. 8 USC, her career-high nine kills were one shy of her first triple-double (since she added 51 assists, 10 digs). Her other double-doubles came in victories vs. Oregon State in three sets (44 assists and a match-high 12 digs) and in four-setters vs. FIU and ASU (54 assists) after she logged a season-high 12 digs in both. She has led UO in blocks three times at PSU (5) and vs. Riverside (4) and Stanford (1), and her season high in aces (5) came at PSU – tied for fifth-best in the Pac-10 in 2010 - and one shy of the fifth-best mark all-time for UO. She picked up all-tourney nods in the first two preseason tourneys in the Oregon Classic and (12.40 assists/set, 1.20 blocks/set) and Fresno Classic (13.11 assists/s, 2.00 digs/s and 0.67 blocks/s).

- Freshman middle blocker Ariana Williams logged.462 hitting marks vs. No. 3 Cal and No. 11 UCLA – among her four +.400 marks in league play after she also hit .500 vs. Oregon State, to go along with 14 +.300 marks on the season. The weekend before, she logged her fourth and fifth double-digit kill totals of the season vs. both UA (10, .286) and ASU (12, .304). The final weekend of non-conference play vs. Florida International, she posted a team-season high hitting mark (.722) and personal kill high (14), and the former mark ranks second in the Pac-10 this season. Altogether, she has led the team in hitting in a team-best eight matches; and claimed five +10-kill efforts with the others at Fresno State (13, .500) and PSU (11, .348). The Riverside, Calif,. native has logged multiple blocks in 16 matches, including a season high (5) vs. Siena and Portland State and has led the team in the category a Duck-best 12 times. She has also led the team one match each in kills, points and aces. This week, she ranks second on the team and 196th nationally in hitting (.303) – with the team’s 11th-best mark in school history.

- Sophomore outside hitter Jocelyn Levig has led Oregon in blocks in 11 matches this season – second-most on the team - including six of the last nine at ASU (5), vs. UCLA (3), OSU (3), Arizona (5), ASU (2) and Stanford (1). She has posted +5 blocks in seven matches this season – one more than the rest of the team combined (courtesy of Williams (2), Meyers (1), Fischer (1), Plum (1) and Tooker (1)). She owns the top four blocks marks of the campaign – vs. Seattle (career high 9), WSU (7), American and Florida Gulf Coast (6) – and her other +5 total came at PSU (5) – after she entered the season with a prior career best of three vs. Utah in September 2009. At Seattle, she logged her season high in kills (8) and career highs in aces (3), hitting (.615) and points (15.5), and added three more aces later in the week vs. Siena. This week, she is one of three Ducks ranked top 10 in the Pac-10 in aces per set (10th, 0.24) with Heather Meyers (first, 0.62) and Katherine Fischer (third, 0.31).

- Sophomore libero Haley Jacob’s 22 digs in four sets vs. ASU and 23 in five sets at Tempe the last month were just shy of her team season high (24) in five sets at Seattle. The League City, Texas native has paced the team in the category 21 times in 2010, including 11 of its 13 Pac-10 matches. This week she is ranked fifth in the Pac-10 in digs per set (4.02 avg.) – more than double last year’s average (1.96) - and has logged double-digit dig totals in 21 contests in ‘10 (including 19 of the last 21). Her career aces high (3) came in three sets vs. Riverside, and her 0.19 aces per set average is one of six that are 0.18 or better this week for UO who led the Pac-10 and ranked 13th nationally (1.72 per set) this week.

- Sophomore defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki has led the team in digs once in 2010 when she tied Jacobs vs. then-No. 7 Washington (12) and added 11 vs. Arizona and Fresno State. After serving five aces altogether in 2009, she has led the team in aces three times in 2010 and has five, multi-ace matches vs. Florida International (3), Arizona State (2), Siena (2), PSU (2) and Santa Clara (2).


NATIONAL CLASS
This week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers ranked top five nationally in service aces per set for the seventh straight edition (fifth, 0.62), only .08 behind Emily Danks of Ohio State (first, 0.70).

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 climbed two spots nationally this week in assists (11.78 per set), and Meyers stood 34th in points (4.55 p/s).

Team-wise, UO ranked 15th nationally in aces per set (1.72), and also stood top 25 in assists (23rd, 13.19 p/s), hitting (24th, .262) and kills (25th, 14.10 p/s).

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 – 15th, 1.72 p/s (leader Md.-Eastern Shore, 2.09)
Kills – 25th, 14.10 (leader Tulsa, 15.27)
Assists – 23rd, 13.19 p/s (leader Tulsa, 14.29)
Hitting – 24th, .262 (leader Stanford, .319)
Blocks – 202nd, 1.84 (leader Nebraska 3.10)
Digs – 234th, 13.72 (leader Yale, 19.07)
 
UO - NCAA Individual Rankings
Heather Meyers, Aces, 5th, 0.62 (Danks, Ohio St., 1st, 0.70)
Lauren Plum, Assists, 7th, 11.78 (Clampitt, Tulsa, 13.30)
Heather Meyers, Points, 34th, 4.55 (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.89)
Heather Meyers, Kills, 91st, 3.63 (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.39)
Katherine Fischer, Points, 110th, 4.05 (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.89)
Ariana Williams, Hitting, 196th,.303 (Delano, Nebraska, .437)
Katherine Fischer, Kills, 114th, 3.47 p/s (Henderson, Tulsa, 6.39)
Heather Meyers, Hitting, 192nd, .304 (Delano, Neb., .437)
Haley Jacob, Digs, 168th, 4.02 (Root, Valpo, 5.83)


PACING THE PAC-10
In the Pac-10 rankings this week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers continued to lead in service aces (0.62 per set), and ranked seventh in points (4.55 p/s), and sophomore Katherine Fischer stood third in double-doubles (11-tied) and aces (0.31 p/s), respectively, among UO’s eight, 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, second, .722 vs. FIU), Fischer (hitting, fifth, .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 seventh straight week (1.72) over Oregon State and Washington (second-tied, 1.43 per set), and a complete list of Duck team and individual Pac-10 rankings follow:

UO - Pac-10 Team Rankings
Aces - 1st, 1.72 aces/set (OSU/UW, 2nd, 1.43)
Assists – 4th, 13.19 a/s (leader Stanford 14.07)
Kills – 4th, 14.10 k/s (leader Stanford 14.93)
Hitting – 5th, .262 (leader Stanford, .319)
Digs – 5th, 13.72 d/s (leader UCLA 15.34)
Opponent Hitting – 9th, .234 (leader UW .158)
Blocks – 10th, 1.84 b/s (leader Cal 3.06)
 
UO - Pac-10 Individual Rankings
Heather Meyers, Aces, 1st, 0.62 a/s (2nd, Jupiter, USC, 0.40)
Lauren Plum, Assists, 3rd, 11.78 a/s (leader, Bateman, USC, 12.44)
Katherine Fischer, Aces, 3rd, 0.31 (leader Meyers, UO, 0.62)
Katherine Fischer, Double-Doubles, 3rd-t, 11 (Owens, UA, 14)
Haley Jacob, Digs, 5th, 4.02 d/s (leader Ailes, Stan., 4.62)
Heather Meyers, Points, 6th, 4.55 p/s (leader Klineman, Stan, 6.26)
Heather Meyers, Double-Doubles, 10th-t, 6 (Owens, UA, 14)
Jocelyn Levig, Aces, 10th, 0.24 (leader Meyers, UO, 0.62)


MILESTONE WATCH
Last week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers moved up a position on the Oregon all-time season aces chart. Here are her current standings and improvements to watch for:
 
- Career Service Aces – 2nd, 168 (1st is 200)
- Career Attack Pct. - 3rd, .291 (2nd is .316)
- Career Points – 3rd, 1,615 (1st is 1,852)
- Career Service Aces Per Set – 4th-t, 0.40 (3rd is 0.48)
- Career Kills – 6th, 1,314 (5th is 1,353)
- Career Attack Attempts – 9th, 2,912 (8th is 3,075)
- Season Service Aces Per Set – 2nd, 0.62 (1st is 0.78)
- Season Service Aces – 6th, 55 (4th–t is 59, 3rd is 60)
- Season Points Per Set – 7th, 4.55 (5th-t is 4.71)
- Season Hitting – 10th, .304 (9th is .305; 8th is .307)
 
In other UO season categories, here are Ducks and their current standings:
 
Haley Jacob – Digs, 11th, 362 (10th is 379)
Haley Jacob – Digs Per Set, 7th, 4.02 (6th is 4.03)
Ariana Williams – Hitting, 11th, .303 (10th is .304)
Lauren Plum – Assists Per Set, 5th, 11.78 (4th is 12.08)
 

ACES WILD
After landing three more aces at then-No. 23 Arizona and ASU last weekend, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers handily leads active players in the Pac-10 Conference in career service aces (168) - 52 ahead of Arizona’s Paige Weber (116) – and stands fifth in career kills (1,314) and ninth in career total blocks (254).

Glancing at the Pac-10 record books, Meyers stands third all-time in career service aces (168), and is only three away from the second-best mark in league history by Logan Tom of Stanford (171, 1999-2002). Season-wise, her career-high 55 aces in 89 sets of play in 2010 are four shy of a three-way tie for the eighth-best mark in league history that includes former Moore pupil Mira Djuric (59, 107 sets) in ’05.

Pac-10 Most Service Aces - Career
1. 198 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1986-89
2. 171 Logan Tom, STAN, 1999-2002
*3. 168 Heather Meyers, ORE, 2007-present
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)
8. 59 Mira Djuric, ORE, 2005 (107)
8 .59 April Ross, USC, 2003 (113)
8. 59 Nancy Hillman, USC, 1988 (125)
-  55 Heather Meyers, Oregon, 2010 (75)

 

BALANCE IS BETTER
After 25 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 12 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)

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

Duck 2010 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Meyers 11, Fischer 10, Bergsma 5, Williams 1)
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players (Williams 8, Meyers 6, Bergsma 5, Fischer 4, Levig 1)
- Blocks – 7 players (Williams 12, Levig 11, Meyers 4, Fischer 3, Plum 3, Tooker 2, Bergsma 2)
- Points – 4 players (Meyers 16, Fischer 7, Bergsma 2, Williams 1)
- Digs – 4 players (Jacob 21, Fischer 3, Plum 2, Kawasaki 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 25)
- Service Aces – 8 players (Meyers 15, Fischer 3, Kawasaki 3, Plum 3, Fischer 2, Levig 2, Jacob 1, Williams 1)

 

OREGON STATE (8-19, 1-12) SCOUTING REPORT
Sixth-year head coach Taras Liskeyvich is one of the nation’s most established collegiate coaches. Early in his career, he led Pacific to fifth-place or better finishes all nine of his seasons, including a national runner-up effort in 1980. Afterwards, the American national team head coach guided the U.S to a bronze medal in the 1992 Olympics and seventh-place finishes in the 1988 and ’96 Olympics. This season, OSU overcame an 0-3 start to finish 7-7 in non-conference action. Since then, its lone Pac-10 win came in a 3-1 decision vs. WSU in early October. The Beavers graduated AVCA Second-Team All-American and outside hitter Rachel Rourke last year, but still return four starters and its libero. Senior Jill Sawatzky has been an all-tourney team pick four times this year and ranks top 80 nationally in points (33rd, 4.55 per set) and kills (55th, 3.89 p/s), as does freshman middle blocker Mona Kressl (blocks, 76th, 1.13 p/s). On the school all-time career lists, Sawatzky stands fourth in kills (1,424) and points (1,627) and sophomore Megan McBride is ninth all-time in assists (1,029). Team-wise, the Beavers rank second in the Pac-10 in blocks (2.56 p/s) and aces (1.43 p/s) and 29th and 72nd nationally, respectively. More team information is available at the www.OSUbeavers.com website.

2010 Beaver Stat Leaders
Jill Sawatzky, Sr., OH – 3.89 k/s, 2.29 d/s,0.27 sa/s
Mona Kressl, Fr., MB – 1.80 k/s, .290, 1.13 b/s
Camille Saxton, So., OH – 1.97 k/s
Megan McBride, So., S – 8.87 a/s, 1.52 k/s, .267
Ashley Eneliko, So., Opp. - 1.32 k/s, 1.00 b/s
Becky Defoe, Fr., L – 3.064 d/s


RECENT OREGON-OSU OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
Oregon leads series, 62-41-1 (8-3 under head coach Jim Moore since 2005).

2010
#17 UO 3, OSU 0 (Eugene 10/15/10) – 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 – Meyers 14K, .520; Fischer 13k, .367; Bergsma 11k, .500; Plum 44A, 12D

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

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

2007
#19 UO3, OSU 0 (Corvallis, 10/19) - 30-23, 30-21, 30-20 – Maricic 15K, .387; Newcombe 15K, .433; Meyers 13K, .417
#14 UO 3, OSU 1 (Eugene, 11/16) - 30-19, 25-30, 30-16, 30-19 – Meyers 18K, 3SA, .625, 3SA; Maricic 18K, 15D, .268

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

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


RIDING HIGH IN THE RPI
In this week’s fifth NCAA RPI rankings of the season, UO ranked 47th nationally – one of seven Pac-10 teams ranked top 50 with Stanford (fourth), USC (seventh), California (11th), UCLA (26th) and Washington (35th) and Arizona (28th).

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

Volleyball pundit Rick Kerns has UO ranked 47th 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)
 

SWEET 17
With its 17th win of the season last weekend 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 113-68 UO coaching mark and 465-224 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 39 matches vs. top-25 teams since then (and 12 wins in 28 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 26 matches vs. top 10 teams and 12 of 29 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 opener 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.


ON THE TUBE
This week, the Ducks look ahead to 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 that put head coach Jim Moore’s record at 5-6 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, 168), points (second, 1,615.5), attack percentage (third, .291), aces per set (fourth, 0.40) and kills (sixth, 1,314).

Sophomore outside hitter Katherine Fischer was a 2009 All-Pac-10 Freshman Team choice has racked up 15 career double-doubles already (including 11 in ’10 that is tied for third-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 11th AVCA Coaches Poll of the season, the Ducks enjoyed their 57th straight week and were one of seven Pac-10 teams sighted in the national rankings released Monday.

Compared to last week, No. 2 California (20-1), No. 3 Stanford (18-2), No. 7 USC (19-3) and No. 10 UCLA (17-5) all improved a position; No. 11 Washington and No. 20 Oregon dropped four and two spots, respectively; and No. 23 Arizona remained the same.

Compared to last week, No. 20 Arizona improved three spots; No. 2 Stanford (20-1) and No. 6 USC (20-3) improved one and two spots, respectively; No. 10 UCLA (17-7) and No. 11 Washington (17-5) remained the same; No. 4 California (21-2) and No. 23 Oregon (17-8) dropped two and three positions.

Among other poll notes, No. 1 Florida (22-1) remained atop the rankings for the fifth straight week. The former fourth-ranked team, No. 3 Hawai’i (23-1) improved a position, and No.5 Nebraska remained the same.

The Ducks have been ranked between 11th and 23rd in 2010 to extend its three-year streak, 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. *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


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.


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.


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).

Fans can watch this year’s NCAA tournament selection show on Sunday, November 28 from 12-12:30 p.m. on ESPNEWS.


GET YOUR TICKETS
Season and individual match tickets are available online at www.GoDucks.com , by stopping by the Duck Casanova Center ticket office or by calling at 1-800-WEB-FOOT (541.346.4461 locally) during normal weekday business hours.

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

SEASON // SINGLE GAME
Reserved - $109 // $10
Adult GA –  $60 // $5
Child & Sr. GA  – $30 // $3
Group (10 or more) – Single Game = $2


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 or on the road. 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 11 of the 17 largest home crowds in program history.

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)
- 1,842 (#17, 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 31-8 overall home ledger and 17-8 league mark.

Oregon’s overall year-by-year home records (and Pac-10 marks) in Moore’s tenure follow: 2010 8-3 (4-3); 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 will be against returning NCAA tournament qualifiers from 2009.

Duck fans can catch 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 welcomes 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
Last week, sophomores Katherine Fischer and Kellie Kawasaki were rewarded for their excellence in the classroom and on the court with ESPN Academic All-District volleyball team honors in an announcement by CoSIDA.

Fischer, an outside hitter from Los Altos, Calif., 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.

Kawasaki, a defensive specialist from West Linn, Ore., was picked to the six-member third team, and the general science major owns a 3.72 cumulative grade point average.

The Duck duo’s honors were the fourth and fifth under sixth-year head coach Jim Moore. 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.

On the individual front last year, the senior pair of setter Nevena Djordjevic and outside hitter Sonja Newcombe were tabbed to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second-Team and Honorable Mention squads, respectively.

Their honors raised UO's tally of league all-academic honors to 18 in five years under head coach Jim Moore  after UO received at least three honors in 2008 (3), '07 (4), '06 (4) and '05 (5). To be eligible, players must sport a 3.00 minimum grade point average, be a returnee, at least a sophomore academically, and be a starter or significant contributor.


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 465-224 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)       113-68        42-61         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           17-8           5-8   ---
TOTALS   22 YEARS        465-224       240-149       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 match: at Arizona State, 3-2, in Tempe (11/6/10)
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: at #23 Arizona, 3-0, in Tucson (11/5/10)
Lost at home: vs. #3 Cal in Eugene, 3-0 (10/30/10)
Lost on the road (Neutral): vs. Iowa State, 3-2 (12/12/08)
Current Streak: Won 1 match
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: ASU, in Eugene (10/8/10)
Won in four sets on the road: at Fresno State (8/28/10)
Lost in four sets: at #12 California (11/15/09)
Lost in four sets at home: vs. Oregon State (10/27/09)
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: at #8 USC, in L.A. (10/22/10)
Lost in five sets at home:  Arizona (10/9/10)
Beat a Pac-10 opponent: at Arizona State, 3-2, in Tempe (11/6/10)
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: at #23 Arizona, 3-0, in Tucson (11/5/10)
Lost to a top-10/top-25 opponent: vs. #3 Cal in Eugene, 3-0 (10/30/10)
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: 6-1
Tied 1-1: 6-1
Tied 2-2: 3-2
Down 0-1: 2-8
Down 2-0: 0-7
Down 2-1: 2-1


UO’S 2010 RECORD IN:
3-set matches: 9-6
4-set matches: 5-0
5-set matches: 3-2


UO’S 2010 RECORD WHEN:
Hitting .300: 10-0
Opponent hitting .300: 1-5

Leading in Kills: 17-2
Trailing in Kills: 0-6

Leading in Hitting: 14-0
Trailing in Hitting: 3-8

Leading in Aces: 12-3
Tied in Aces: 5-1
Trailing in Aces: 0-4

Leading in Blocks: 9-0
Trailing in Blocks: 8-8
 
 
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 (15)  

2010 (11)
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)

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 (6)  

2010 (6)
65 assists, 10 digs (5s)  at ASU (11/6)
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)


+20 KILLS

Heather Meyers, Sr., OH (4)  

2010 (2)
25 at #8 USC, 5 sets (10/22)
23 at ASU, 5 sets (11/6) 

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 (14)  

2010 (9)
29 (25K, 3SA, 2BA), 5s at #8 USC (10/22)
27 (23K, 2SA, 4BA), 5s at ASU (11/6)
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 (10)
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, 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 (4)  

2010 (4)
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 (11)  

2010 (5)
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)

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

#4 California   11-2    21-2      11-1  9-1    1-0    8-2     W1
#2 Stanford    11-2    20-2      8-1    8-1    4-0    8-2     W4
#6 USC         9-4      20-4      9-1    6-3    5-0    7-3      L1
#11 Wash.     7-5      18-5      7-0    5-5    6-0    6-4     W1
#20 Arizona    7-5      18-7      9-4    7-1    2-2    7-3     W4
#10 UCLA      7-6      17-7      6-1    6-6    5-0    6-4      L2
ASU              5-7      11-14    7-9    3-4    1-1    6-4      L1
Oregon         5-8      17-8      8-3    5-5    4-0    3-7     W1

OSU             1-12    8-19      3-9    3-8    2-2    0-10   L11
WSU             0-12    6-16      5-7    1-7    0-2    0-10   L12



AVCA COACHES POLL #11 (11/8)

Rk    School (1st Pl.)    Points    W-L    Prev
1    Florida (48)    1483    22-1    1
2    Stanford (9)    1431    20-1    3
3    Hawai’i (1)    1349    23-1    4
4    California (1)    1312    21-2    2
5    Nebraska (1)    1276    22-2    5
6    USC    1197    20-3    7
7    Texas    1100    17-5    8
8    Penn State    1090    21-4    9
9    Illinois    1031    20-4    6
10    UCLA    923    17-7    10
11    Washington    896    17-5    11
12    Northern Iowa    795    25-2    13
13    Colorado State    763    21-2    14
14    Iowa State    645    17-6    12
15    LSU    623    21-2    16
16    Michigan    606    21-5    15
17    Dayton    544    22-3    17
18    San Diego    524    20-4    18
19    Cincinnati    348    24-4    21
20    Arizona    288    18-7    23
21    Tennessee    279    21-5    22
22    Minnesota    240    18-8    19
23    Oregon    192    17-8    20
24    Northwestern    159    17-8    24
25    Tulsa    115    25-2    25

Others Receiving Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): Duke 55; Long Beach State 47; Cal
State Fullerton 40; St. Mary's (Calif.) 34; Indiana 20; Ohio State 18; Purdue 16; Missouri 12; Pepperdine 9; Cal
Poly 7; North Carolina 7; Louisville 6; Oklahoma 4; Wichita State 4

Dropped Out: None

Next poll: November 15, 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: 696-651-21 / 162-387
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ‘80)
Career Record / at UO: 465-224, 22nd year / 113-68, 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

 

2010 INDIVIDUAL SEASON MATCH HIGHS


ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills
 .722 (14- 1-18)    Williams, Ariana vs Florida Int. (9/18/10)
 .647 (12- 1-17)    Fischer, Katherine vs American (9/10/10)
 .559 (21- 2-34)    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Washington (9/25/10)
 .520 (14- 1-25)    Meyers, Heather vs Oregon State (10/15/10)
 .500 (13- 3-20)    Williams, Ariana at Fresno State (8/28/10)
 .483 (16- 2-29)    Fischer, Katherine vs Santa Clara (8/27/10)
 .452 (17- 3-31)    Meyers, Heather vs Santa Clara (8/27/10)
 .447 (19- 2-38)    Fischer, Katherine vs Sam Houston State (9/18/10)
 .440 (13- 2-25)    Meyers, Heather vs Portland (9/15/10)
 .440 (12- 1-25)    Meyers, Heather at #1 Stanford (10/2/10)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
25 (25- 5-48) 5s    Meyers, Heather at #8 USC (10/22/10)
24 (24- 5-64) 5s    Fischer, Katherine at Arizona State (11/6/10)
23 (23- 6-46) 5s    Meyers, Heather at Arizona State (11/6/10)
21 (21- 2-34) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Washington (9/25/10)
20 (20- 5-38) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona (10/9/10)
19 (19- 6-38) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (10/8/10)
19 (19- 2-38) 4s    Fischer, Katherine vs Sam Houston State (9/18/10)
18 (18- 5-41) 5s    Meyers, Heather vs Arizona (10/9/10)
17 (17- 7-42) 5s    Meyers, Heather at Seattle (9/6/10)
17 (17- 3-31) 3s    Meyers, Heather vs Santa Clara (8/27/10)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
64 (24- 5-64) 5s    Fischer, Katherine at Arizona State (11/6/10)
63 (15-11-63) 5s    Fischer, Katherine vs Arizona (10/9/10)
50 (15- 8-50) 4s    Fischer, Katherine vs #7 Washington (9/25/10)

POINTS
29.0 (25- 3- 1.0) 5s    Meyers, Heather at #8 USC (10/22/10)
27.0 (23- 2- 2.0) 5s    Meyers, Heather at Arizona State (11/6/10)
25.0 (17- 6- 2.0) 5s    Meyers, Heather at Portland State (9/7/10)
24.0 (24- 0- 0.0) 5s    Fischer, Katherine at Arizona State (11/6/10)
23.0 (18- 4- 1.0) 5s    Meyers, Heather vs Arizona (10/9/10)

ASSISTS
65 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at Arizona State (11/6/10)
56 (5s)    Plum, Lauren vs Arizona (10/9/10)
55 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at Portland State (9/7/10)
54 (4s)    Plum, Lauren vs Arizona State (10/8/10)
53 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at Seattle (9/6/10)

DIGS
24 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at Seattle (9/6/10)
23 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at Arizona State (11/6/10)
22 (4s)    Jacob, Haley vs Arizona State (10/8/10)
22 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at #8 USC (10/22/10)
19 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at Portland State (9/7/10)

ACES
6    Fischer, Katherine vs Washington State (9/24/10)
6    Meyers, Heather vs American (9/10/10)
6    Meyers, Heather at Portland State (9/7/10)
6    Meyers, Heather vs Arizona State (10/8/10)
5    Plum, Lauren at Portland State (9/7/10)

BLOCKS (BS-BA)
9 ( 0- 9)    Levig, Jocelyn at Seattle (9/6/10)
7 ( 2- 5)    Levig, Jocelyn vs Washington State (9/24/10)
6 ( 0- 6)    Levig, Jocelyn vs American (9/10/10)
6 ( 0- 6)    Levig, Jocelyn vs Florida Gulf Coast (9/1/10)
5 ( 1- 4)    Levig, Jocelyn at Arizona State (11/6/10)
5 ( 1- 4)    Tooker, Rhiannon at Portland State (9/7/10)
5 ( 0- 5)    Levig, Jocelyn at Portland State (9/7/10)
5 ( 0- 5)    Meyers, Heather at Seattle (9/6/10)
5 ( 0- 5)    Williams, Ariana vs Siena (9/12/10)
5 ( 0- 5)    Fischer, Katherine at Portland State (9/7/10)

 

2010 TEAM SEASON MATCH HIGHS


ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA)
 .434 (54-11- 99)    vs Santa Clara (8/27/10)
 .433 (46- 7- 90)    vs Oregon State (10/15/10)
 .387 (38- 9- 75)    vs Florida Gulf Coast (9/1/10)
 .354 (46-12- 96)    vs Washington State (9/24/10)
 .349 (43-13- 86)    vs American (9/10/10)
 .336 (59-15-131)    vs Sam Houston State (9/18/10)
 .319 (49-13-113)    vs Portland (9/15/10)
 .313 (64-18-147)    vs Florida Int. (9/18/10)
 .306 (44-11-108)    at Tulane (9/17/10)
 .303 (60-20-132)    at Fresno State (8/28/10)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
75 (75-21-187) 5s    at Arizona State (11/6/10)
69 (69-29-183) 5s    vs Arizona (10/9/10)
68 (68-29-160) 5s    at #8 USC (10/22/10)
66 (66-19-159) 5s    at Portland State (9/7/10)
65 (65-32-172) 4s    vs Arizona State (10/8/10)
64 (64-18-147) 4s    vs Florida Int. (9/18/10)
63 (63-26-154) 5s    at Seattle (9/6/10)
60 (60-21-142) 4s    vs #7 Washington (9/25/10)
60 (60-20-132) 4s    at Fresno State (8/28/10)
59 (59-15-131) 4s    vs Sam Houston State (9/18/10)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
187 (75-21-187) 5s    at Arizona State (11/6/10)
183 (69-29-183) 5s    vs Arizona (10/9/10)
172 (65-32-172) 4s    vs Arizona State (10/8/10)

ASSISTS
69 (5s)    at Arizona State (11/6/10)
64 (5s)    at #8 USC (10/22/10)
63 (5s)    vs Arizona (10/9/10)
62 (4s)    vs Florida Int. (9/18/10)
60 (5s)    at Seattle (9/6/10)

DIGS
72 (5s)    at Arizona State (11/6/10)
65 (5s)    at Seattle (9/6/10)
65 (4s)    vs #7 Washington (9/25/10)
63 (4s)    vs Florida Int. (9/18/10)
63 (4s)    vs Arizona State (10/8/10)

ACES
17    at Portland State (9/7/10)
11    vs Siena (9/12/10)
11    vs American (9/10/10)
11    vs Florida Int. (9/18/10)
10    vs Arizona State (10/8/10)

BLOCKS
16.0    at Portland State (9/7/10)
13.5    at Seattle (9/6/10)
9.0    vs Arizona (10/9/10)
9.0    vs Sam Houston State (9/18/10)
9.0    at Fresno State (8/28/10)
8.5    vs Siena (9/12/10)
8.5    vs Florida Gulf Coast (9/1/10)
8.0    vs Washington State (9/24/10)
7.0    at #8 USC (10/22/10)
7.0    vs American (9/10/10)






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