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Release Date: 10/02/2012
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DUCK VOLLEYBALL ACTION – WEEK 7
- at California (8-6, 2-2),
Berkeley, Wed., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. – www.CalBears.com
    - Live Audio Link  Live Stats
- at No. 7 Stanford (12-2, 4-0), Stanford, Calif., Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. – www.GoStanford.com
    - Live Stats

* Pac-12 Network TV Notes: Wednesday’s match will be broadcast nationally (announcers are Krista Blunk and Jason Barnett); Friday’s tilt is set for a regional broadcast.


WHAT’S ON TAP
EUGENE – A match shy of tying its all-time longest win streak, the No. 2 University of Oregon volleyball team (13-0, 4-0) heads to the Bay Area this week hoping to repeat the results from last November’s wins at the then-returning Pac-12 co-champions California and Stanford.

One of two unbeaten teams left in the nation this week, the Ducks celebrated the 500th career win for eighth-year head coach Jim Moore last week vs. Utah. In his 24th year in the collegiate ranks, Moore now sports a 501-237 record, including a 149-81 mark at UO (third-best all-time among Duck mentors).

Last week, Oregon swept both Utah and Colorado at home for its second straight 4-0 league start. Altogether, UO has posted 10 sweeps this season, and has won 39 of its 43 sets played (including all 12 in Pac-12 action).

Riding a 10-match win streak, No.7 Stanford (12-2, 4-0) is tied for the league lead with UO and No. 2 Washington, and its only non-conference losses this season have come at then-No. 4 Penn State (3-2) and at then-No. 8 Hawaii (3-1). The Cardinal ranked top 12 nationally in blocks (ninth, 2.98 per set), hitting (10th, .289) and kills (12th, 14.59 p/s), and are led by All-American Carly Wopat and newcomer of the year candidate and middle blocker Inky Ajanaku.

In mid-August, California (8-6, 2-2) was tabbed No. 17 in the preseason national poll – three spots ahead of then-No. 20 Oregon – then followed with an early-September upset at then-No. 6 Hawai’i (3-2). The Bears were the NCAA runners-up two seasons ago, and have two senior hitters back from that squad - Kat Brown and Shannon Hawari – that rank top 100 nationally in NCAA categories in this week.

       
UPCOMING HOME MATCH TICKET PROMOTIONS
- Washington State (Fri., 10/12, 6 p.m.) – Matt Knight Madness / Student Night.
Kids get $1 G.A. tickets and adults G.A. tix are $3. Greek Night/O-Heroes competition. Duck students also get double points for the Rewards program. Free pizza for the first 100 UO students and raffle tickets for MKA prizes (shoes, jackets, etc.)

- Washington (Sat., 10/13, 7 p.m.) – Youth Night. Kids 12 and under, YMCA member youth and Scouts all get $1 G.A. tickets. Fans with tickets from the Washington football game can also use them for $1 GA volleyball tickets. 200 Free Mac to Matt T-shirts to the public. Also 1,000 trading cards will be available for the first time.

* Current Oregon Students get in FREE to all home matches with a valid UO student ID.


AROUND THE CORNER
Next week, UO returns home to host Washington State (10-6, 0-4) and No. 2 Washington (13-0, 4-0) on Friday-Saturday, Oct. 12-13 for 6 and 7 p.m. matches. The Cougar tilt will be televised regionally by Pac-12 Networks, while the Husky match features the nation’s other unbeaten team this week.

The Ducks then have two weekends on the road, at Arizona and Arizona State, Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20; and at Colorado and Utah, Fri.-Sun., Oct. 26-28.


RECENT DUCK HEROES
Last week vs. the Utes and Buffs, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma raised her season count of +.300 hitting efforts (12) with her .324 and .381 marks, respectively. The returning All-American led the team in kills both nights (15 / 12) and has paced the team in both kills and points seven times this year.

Junior middle blocker Ariana Williams also topped .300 in the Utah / Colorado contests (.308 / .643) and the latter was her sixth +.500 total of the season to move her atop the Pac-12 charts this week in hitting (.444).  

Sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner added her fifth +.300 mark of the season vs. Colorado (.375, 10K), and senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer added her eighth double-digit kill tally vs. Utah (10K, .280).

Senior libero Haley Jacob topped the team in digs in both matches (13 / 12), and junior setter Lauren Plum notched a season high in aces (3) vs. Colorado to help UO tie a team season high (8).

Two weeks ago, Fischer and Bergsma joined the Duck 1,000 career kill club (1,210.5 / 1,140), and Plum became the third Duck to notch +3,000 assists (3,104).


DUCK STARTER NOTES
- All-America Third-Team returnee and senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma offers one of the nation’s most impressive all-around resumes.  This week, she ranked top 10 nationally in two categories – points (seventh, 5.34 p/s) and kills (eighth, 4.71 p/s) – and also stood 41st in hitting (.379) and aces (83rd, 0.37 p/s). After her 74 career matches for the Ducks, she already ranks seventh all-time in career points (1140.0), and her 1,028 career kills is just shy of UO’s #10 mark (1,089). Off the court the past year, she picked up Miss Oregon USA honors last November, then claimed Most Photogenic acclaim in the national pageant in Las Vegas in May. In the classroom, the Lowes Senior Class Award nominee was a Pac-12 All-Academic Second-Team honoree and sports a 3.61 cumulative GPA, and will graduate with a business sports marketing degree after this term.

- Sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner was an All-Pac-12 Freshman Team choice last year, and this year has nine double-digit kill totals the last 11 matches (and nine-kill tallies the other two). Overall in 2012, she has led the team in hitting and points and kills in three matches each, and is one of the team’s key passers in serve receive. This week she ranked nationally in kills (79th, 3.79 per set) and points (106th, 4.14), and eighth in league play in kills (3.92 per set). The three-sport Duck star – UO’s first since Peg Rees (a basketball, softball, volleyball letterwinner from 1973-76) - also started for the basketball team last year, and also served as a catcher in softball last spring. As a prep, the Portland, Ore., native was an Oregon state player of the year in volleyball and basketball, a state champion in the shot put and runner-up in the javelin, and all-state catcher in softball.

- Senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer is one of the team’s most versatile players in every aspect. In 2012, she leads the Pac-12 in aces (0.40 per set), and ranks second on the team in digs (2.50 per set), third in kills (3.07 p/s), and fourth in hitting (.287). This week she stood 49th nationally in aces (0.40 p/s), and she also ranked 228th nationally in points (3.65 per set). The team’s active career double-double leader (31) also ranks top 10 all-time for UO in points (sixth, 1,210.5) and attempts (10th, 2,911), and her 99 aces is only four aces from Oregon’s #10 career mark (103). Off the court, she was tabbed a First-Team Academic All-American last year and a Third-Team pick in 2011 and sported +4.00 cumulative GPA’s each year.

- Thanks to her hard work the last three seasons, senior libero Haley Jacob was tabbed to the A2 National Team last spring, and is the team’s floor leader on defense. All-time for UO, the three-year starter ranks second career-wise in digs per set (3.83) and fifth in digs (1,198). In 2012, she stands first in the Pac-12 in digs per set in league action (5.11) and sixth for all matches combined (3.78). Her three-set season high in digs (21) in the win at then-No. 2 USC ranks fourth in the league this year.

- AVCA National Player of the Week and junior setter Lauren Plum again leads the nation this week in assists (12.88) and owns the Pac-12’s top two match totals this year (66, 61). In league play, her assists average is almost an assist per set higher (13.67), and she stands fifth-best in the Pac-12 in aces (0.42 p/s) in those four tilts combined. Career-wise, the returning All-Pac-12 pick leads UO in assists per set (11.89 avg.), and stands third in total assists (3,104). Under her direction, the Ducks also rank first team-wise in the nation this week in kills (15.72 per set) and fifth in hitting (.318) among sweeps.

- Head Coach Jim Moore has given the team’s most improved award the past two years to junior middle blocker Ariana Williams. The returning All-Pac-12 honorable mention pick moved up another two spots nationally to eighth overall this week in hitting (.444) and tops in the Pac-12 (while her average in Pac-12 matches only is even higher (.508)). After 13 matches this year, Williams has topped .300 12 times, .400 six times and.500 six times. Match-wise, she has topped the team a team-best seven times in hitting and five times in blocks. Her career hitting mark (.321 (619K-216E-1257A) stands second-best all-time for UO behind All-American Harbour (.333, 1981-85).

- The freshman pair of Canace Finley and Clelia DeFelice have ably manned the other middle blocker position and led the team in blocks in three and four matches, respectively. Three weeks ago, Finley logged a team-season high six blocks in the three-set win at Portland State, and also had five in a sweep of Western Carolina in late August. DeFelice had a pair of three-block matches vs. Western Carolina and Ohio the second week of the season.


TOPPING THE NATION
This week, the Ducks lead the nation in three team categories – win-loss percentage (1.000), kills (15.72 per set) and assists (14.65 p/s), and jumped 32 spots in aces to 30th overall (1.53 p/s).

On the individual front, junior setter Lauren Plum topped the nation in assists for the fourth straight week (12.88 per set).

Two other Ducks ranked top 10 nationally – redshirt senior Alaina Bergsma (points, seventh, 5.34; kills, eighth, 4.71) and junior middle blocker Ariana Williams (hitting, eighth, .444).

Bergsma also stood top 100 in hitting (41st, .376) and aces (83rd, 0.37 p/s), as did senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (49th, 0.40 p/s) and sophomore outside hitter Liz Brenner (kills, 79th, 3.79 p/s).

Other Ducks in the top 250 included Brenner (points, 106th, 4.14 p/s), senior libero Haley Jacob (digs, 207th, 3.84 p/s) and Fischer (points, 228th, 3.65 p/s).


ON THE PAC-12 CHARTS
This week, Oregon led the nation’s top volleyball conference in hitting (.318), assists (14.65 per set) and kills (15.72 p/s), and stood second in aces (1.53 p/s).

On the individual front, three Ducks stood atop the Pac-12 - junior middle blocker Ariana Williams (hitting, .439) and setter Lauren Plum (assists, 12.88 p/s) and senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (aces, 0.40 p/s).

Three other Ducks stood top 12 in league categories – redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma (kills, second, 4.71 p/s; points, second, 5.34 p/s; aces, fourth, 0.37 p/s; hitting, fifth, .376; double-doubles, 12th-tie, 3), senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (aces, fourth, 0.39 p/s; double-doubles, 12th-tie, 3), senior libero Haley Jacob (sixth, digs, 3.84 p/s).

Lauren Plum leads the Pac-12 with its top two assist totals of the season at Ohio (64) and at No. 24 Ohio State (61). Among other top league performances, notable Duck sightings came from Williams vs. Oregon State (hitting, fourth-tie, .667) and Fischer vs. Oregon State (aces, third-tie, 5).

Among top league team efforts, UO had top-10 marks vs. Kentucky (hitting, third, .500) and at Ohio (assists, fourth, 67; kills, sixth, 70).


REWRITING THE DUCK RECORD BOOKS
Last week, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma and senior libero Haley Jacob each moved up a spot on the career lists for hitting (sixth, .268) and digs (fifth, 1,198), respectively.

Three other Ducks easy to spot on various program career and season, and here are updates to watch for:
 
Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH
Career Points (p/s), 7th, 1140.0 (6th is 1163.5, 5th is 1217)
Career Hitting, (6th), .268 (6th is .267, 5th is .269)
Season Points 2nd, 578.5 (1st is 679.5)
Season Points (p/s), (2nd), 5.12, 2011 (1st is 6.07)
Season Kills, 7th, 510, 2011 (6th is 590)
Season Kills (p/s), (7th), 4.51, 2011 (6th is 4.67, 5th is 4.76)

Katherine Fischer, Sr., OH
Career Points, 6th, 1210.0 (5th is 1217.0, 4th is 1315.5)
Career Attacks, 10th, 2,911 (9th is 3,075; 8th is 3,090)

Haley Jacob, Sr., L
Career Digs, 5th, 1,198 (5th is 1,181, 4th is 1,233)
Career Digs (p/s), 2nd, 3.83 (1st is 5.11)
Season Digs, 4th, 500, 2011; 6th, 468, 2010 (3rd is 565, 2nd is 586)
Season Digs (p/s), 6th, 4.39, 7th, 4.13, 2010; 6th, 4.29, 2011 (5th is 4.65)
Match Digs, 7th, 35, 2011 (6th is 37, 5th is 39)

Lauren Plum, Jr., S
Career Assists Per Set, (1st), 11.89 (2nd is 10.95)
Career Assists, 3rd, 3,104 (2nd is 3,883, 1st is 4,400)
Season Assists, 6th, 1,330; 8th, 1,246, 2010 (5th is 1,362)
Season Assists (p/s), 5th, 11.75 , 2010; 6th, 11.67, 2011

Ariana Williams, Jr., MB
Career Hitting, 2nd, .321 (1st is .333)
Season Hitting, 8th, .307, 2011 (6th is .311, 5th is .324)


TEAM COMPARISONS – THIS WEEK’S PAC-12 (NCAA) TEAM RANKINGS
    UO    California     Stanford
Hitting:    1st, .318 (5)    8th, .237 (67)    4th, .289 (10)
Assists:    1st, 14.65 (1)    8th, 11.94 (130)    4th, 13.53 (16)
Blocks:    12th, 1.71 (223)    8th, 2.68 (33)    4th, 2.98 (9)
Opp. Hitting:    2nd, .163      12th, .199     5nd, .170
Kills    1st, 15.72 (1)    8th, 12.98 (122)    3rd, 14.59 (12)
Aces    2nd, 1.53 (30)    10th, 1.11 (221)    11th, 1.06 (246)
Digs    8th, 14.00 (223)    6th, 14.57 (179)    1st, 16.35 (65)


DUCK – CARDINAL / BEAR SERIES HISTORY
Last November UO staged its second-ever weekend sweep of its Bay Area rivals with its 0-2 comebacks at then-No. 3 California and then-No. 5 Stanford

Two years before, UO pulled the feat at home in October 2009, when the then-No. 15 Ducks swept then-No. 14 Bears, then beat then-No. 5 Stanford, 3-2

That same Stanford win was UO’s first over the Cardinal since ’89, and one of four all-time in the series. The night before’s triumph over Cal was its first 3-0 series win since 1990, and one of four Bear upsets by Moore’s teams that included a 3-1 wins in ’08 vs. the then-No.7 Cal in Eugene in ’08 and vs. then-No. 8 Cal in ’06 in Berkeley.

Before Jim Moore’s arrival UO also achieved the feat once before on the road in 1989 (3-0 over Stanford; 3-2 over Cal) and at home once in ’86 (3-2 victories vs. both).


CALIFORNIA (8-6, 2-2) SCOUTING REPORT – www.CalBears.com
The Bears return 10 letterwinners and three starters from last year’s team that went 26-7, placed third in the Pac-12, and were NCAA tourney first-round advancers. … Cal ranks top 70 nationally this week in two team categories – blocks (33rd, 2.68 per set) and hitting (67th, .237). … The Bears have four senior returnees who were former All-Pac-12 honorable mentions –  middle hitters Kat Brown and Shannon Hawari, opposite hitter Correy Johnson and libero Robin Rostratter. … This week, Brown ranked 43rd nationally in blocks (1.30 p/s), and Hawari also stood 62nd in hitting (.357). …  Tabbed No. 16 in the AVCA preseason national poll, Cal has two key non-conference wins at then-No. 6 Hawai’i (3-2) and vs. St. Mary’s, while its two league victories came at Arizona (3-1) and at Colorado (3-2). … Cal was tabbed sixth in the Pac-12 preseason poll after it has placed fifth or better the last nine seasons in league play, including a league co-title in 2010 with its rival Stanford. … Tabbed the 2010 AVCA Coach of the Year, head coach Rich Feller has directed the Bears to eight 20-win seasons and 10 NCAA appearances in his 14 years at the helm (including six round of 16 bids and another Final Four trip in ’07 that earned him Volleyball Magazine’s Coach of the Year).

2012 Golden Bear Stat Leaders
Shannon Hawari, RSr., MH – 2.38 k/s, .357, 1.09 b/s
Correy Johnson, Sr., MH/Opp. – 2.79 k/s, .289, 0.79 b/s
Christina Higgins, So., OH/Opp. – 2.38 k/s, 0.52 b/s
Adrienne Gehan, Jr., OH – 3.36 k/s, .187, 0.21 sa/s, 2.68 d/s
Joan Caloiaro, Jr., S – 9.61 a/s, 2.76 d/s, 0.47 b/s, 0.22 sa/s
Kat Brown, Sr., MH - 0.85 k/s, 1.30 b/s

 
RECENT OREGON-CALIFORNIA OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
All-Time Series Record: Cal leads 51-17 (Cal leads 10-4 vs. UO under Moore)

2011
#4 Cal 3, #15 Oregon 0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-12) – Eugene (10/7/11) – Bergsma 13K, 2 SA, 10D; Plum 19D, 26A ; Kawasaki 2SA, 7D; Jacob 12D
#15 Oregon 3, #3 Cal 2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-9) – Berkeley (11/19/11) – Fischer 17K, .412, 15D; Williams, 13K, .429; Bergsma 16K, .220, 9D; Plum 57 A, 4 SA, 14 D; Brenner 13K, 4B; Jacob 21D

2010
#8 Cal 3, #11 UO 0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-16) – Berkeley (10/1/10) - Meyers 11K, .219, 7D; Fischer 13D
#3 Cal 3, #18 UO 0 (25-22, 25-17, 26-24) - Eugene (10/30/11) – Fischer 14K, .273, 7D; Bergsma 11K, .444

2009
#15 UO 3, #14 Cal 0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-20) – Eugene (10/16/09) – Newcombe 13K, .545, 10D; Enesi 11K 3Bl
#12 Cal 3, #16 UO 1 (21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 16-15) – Berkeley (11/15/09) - Meyers 13K, 11D, .206

2008
#8 Cal 3, #11 UO 0 (20-25, 15-25, 15-25) - Berkeley (9/26/08) -
#8 Oregon 3, #7 Cal 1 (25-20, 25-27, 25-17, 26-24) – Eugene (11/28/08) - Newcombe 14K, 13D

2007
#10 Cal 3, #19 UO 1 (27-30, 29-31, 30-22, 24-30) – Eugene (10/4/07) - Enesi 6K, .308, 3SA
#8 Cal 3, #19 UO 0 (23-30, 28-30, 23-30) – Berkeley (11/2/07) - Newcombe 8K, .227, 8D

2006
UO 3, #8 Cal 1 (30-28, 13-30, 35-33, 30-25) – Berkeley (10/19/06) – Newcombe 12K, 16D; Enesi 13K, .273
#15 Cal 3, UO 1 (27-30, 31-29, 16-30, 27-30) – Eugene (10/20/06) – Newcombe 17K, 13D

2005
#14 Cal 3, UO 1 (25-30, 16-30, 30-28, 31-33) - Eugene (9/29/05)
#15 Cal 3, UO 0 (22-30, 21-30, 18-30) - Berkeley (10/28/05)

 

ALL-TIME BEAR-DUCK SERIES RESULTS
Series Record: California leads 52-16
*2011    California (H)    23-25, 22-25, 12-25
    *Oregon (A)    23-25, 19-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-9
2010    California (A)    16-25, 14-25, 16-25
    California (H)    22-25, 17-25, 24-26
2009    Oregon (H)    25-20, 25-19, 25-20
    California (A)    21-25, 21-25, 25-23, 16-25
*2008    California (A)    20-25, 15-25, 15-25
    *Oregon (H)    25-20, 25-27, 25-17, 26-24
2007    California (H)    27-30, 29-31, 30-22, 24-30
    California (A)    23-30, 28-30, 23-30
*2006    *Oregon (A)    30-28, 13-30, 35-33, 30-25
    California (H)    27-30, 31-29, 16-30, 27-30
2005    California (H)    22-30, 21-30, 18-30
    California (A)    25-30, 16-30, 30-28, 31-33
2004    California (A)    30-26, 23-30, 17-30, 23-30
    California (H)    23-30, 24-30, 14-30
2003    California (H)    19-30, 24-30, 26-30
    California (A)    30-27, 30-11, 30-13
2002    California (H)    28-30, 30-25, 30-27, 34-36, 11-15
    California (A)    30-28, 30-24, 23-30, 26-30, 10-15
2001    California (A)    23-30, 23-30, 30-32
    California (H)    21-30, 30-27, 28-30, 22-30
2000    California (H)    15-2, 15-6, 15-9
    California (A)    15-13, 11-15, 14-16, 15-13, 26-24
1999    California (A)    3-15, 12-15, 11-15
    California (H)    13-15, 7-15, 7-15
*1998    California (H)    18-8, 15-7, 4-15, 8-15, 9-15
    *Oregon (A)    13-15, 15-10, 15-8, 15-12
1997    California (A)    11-15, 8-15, 15-10, 13-15
    California (H)    10-15, 15-6, 5-15, 6-15
1996    California (H)    15-17, 15-8, 0-15, 6-15
    California (A)    10-15, 15-13, 12-15, 7-15
1995    California (A)    11-15, 15-2, 15-12, 7-15, 10-15
    California (H)    7-15, 15-11, 10-15, 15-12, 10-15
*1994    *Oregon (H)    15-6, 15-12, 7-15, 15-5
    California (A)    11-5, 10-15, 9-15
1993    California (A)    10-15, 9-15, 15-10, 10-15
    California (H)    12-15, 15-12, 7-15, 15-9, 17-19
1992    California (H)    9-15, 12-15, 7-15
    California (A)    15-5, 12-15, 4-15, 4-15
*1991    California (A)    15-5, 14-16, 13-15, 4-15
    *Oregon (H)    6-15, 15-1, 15-13, 15-7
*1990    California (H)    8-15, 12-15, 17-15, 11-15
    *Oregon (A)    15-9, 15-11, 15-5
*1989    *Oregon (A)    15-11, 18-20, 15-13, 14-16, 15-11
    *Oregon (H)    15-11, 15-13, 15-12
*1988    *Oregon (H)    15-8, 6-15, 15-1, 15-11
    California    11-15, 14-16, 15-13, 7-15
    California (A)    9-15, 15-12, 15-6, 10-15, 11-15
1987    California (H)    12-15, 13-15, 15-4, 15-3, 8-15
    California (A)    15-12, 7-15, 4-15, 4-15
*1986    *Oregon (H)    15-13, 13-15, 12-15, 15-9, 15-2
    *Oregon (A)    15-12, 15-12, 15-17, 15-8
*1985    *Oregon     15-7, 15-17, 16-14, 15-12
    *Oregon     15-7, 7-15, 15-9, 15-11
*1984    *Oregon     15-8, 7-15, 17-15, 15-9
1983    California     8-15, 3-15, 10-15
    California     13-15, 12-15, 15-9, 9-15
1982    California     6-15, 7-15, 13-15
1981    California (N)    11-15, 15-13, 11-15
    California (A)    5-15, 16-14, 15-5, 7-15, 7-15
    California (A)    5-15, 11-15
1980    California (A)    15-17, 3-15, 10-15
    California (H)    1-15, 16-14, 12-15
1979    California     8-11, 6-11
1978    California (A)    11-15, 5-15
1977    California     6-15, 12-15
    California (A)    5-15, 15-13, 8-15
 

STANFORD SCOUTING REPORT (12-2, 4-0) – www.GoStanford.com
After advancing to the NCAAA Tournament second round last year, the Cardinal return 10 letterwinners and five starters from last year’s team that went 22-8 and tied for fourth in the Pac-12 … In 2012, the Cardinal have ranked top 10 nationally each week and were pegged second in the preseason coaches conference poll … Sporting one of the nation’s top freshman classes, the Cardinal stand top 12 nationally team-wise in blocks (ninth, 2.98 per set), hitting (10th, .289) and kills (12th, 14.59 p/s). … Individually on the NCAA charts, two Cardinals ranked top 30 – All-American junior outside hitter Carly Wopat (blocks, third, 1.66 per set; hitting, 25th, .396) and freshman middle blocker Inky Ajanaku (29th, .393). Others in the top 250 include Morgan Boukather (hitting, 129th, .328), Madi Bugg (assists, 130th, 9.53 p/s) and Wopat (points, 96th, 4.22 p/s; kills, 24th, 3.11 p/s). … Jordan Burgess and Bugg have won Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors this season, and Burgess won similar defensive honors after her play vs. California and Utah. … Two other players received notable honors last year – All-Pac-12 and honorable mention All-America outside hitter Rachel Williams and All-Pac-12 honorable mention Karissa Cook … Earlier in 2012, Stanford has played three, top 20 teams – and beat then-No. 18 Florida (3-1), and lost at then-No. 4 Penn State (3-2) and then-No. 8 Hawai’i (3-1). … 12th-year head coach John Dunning has staked four national titles at Pacific (1985, ’86) and Stanford (2001, ‘04). The Cardinal has made four other NCAA championship match appearances in his tenure (2002, ’06, ’07, ’08).

2012 Cardinal Stat Leaders
Carly Wopat, Jr., MB – 3.11 k/s, .396, 0.23 sa/s, 1.66 b/s
Jordan Burgess, Fr., MB – 2.96 k/s, .255, 3.34 d/s
Inky Adanaku, Fr., MB  - 2.42 k/s, .393, 1.13 b/s
Morgan Boukather, So., OH – 2.16 k/s, .328
Madi Bugg, Fr., S – 9.53 a/s, 0.73 b/s, 2.53 d/s
Karissa Cook, Sr., S – 7.81 a/s, 2.57 d/s
 


RECENT OREGON-STANFORD OUTCOMES – Key Oregon Stats
All-Time Series Record: Stanford leads 53-4 (Stanford is 12-2 vs. UO under Jim Moore)

2011
#5 Stanford 3, #15 Oregon 1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-21, 25-23) – Eugene (10/8/11) – Bergsma 26K, .266, 8D, 3BA; Fischer 10K, 6D, 3B, 1 SA; Jacob 20D, Kawasaki 10D
#15 Oregon 3, #Stanford 2 (23-25, 19-25, 25-18, 26-24, 15-9) – Palo Alto (11/18/11) – Brenner .651, 31K, 3B, Bergsma 14K, .234, 2 SA, 4B; Williams, 14K, .194; Plum, 60A, 11D; Jacob 35D

2010
#1 Stanford 3, #11 Oregon 0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-21) – Palo Alto (10/2/10) - Meyers 12K, .440
#4 Stanford 3, #18 Oregon 0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-22) - Eugene (10/29/10) – Fischer 9K, 7D; Meyers 9K, 7D

2009
#15 UO 3, #5 Stanford 2 (25-23, 22-25, 30-32, 25-22, 15-11) – Eugene (10/17/09) – Newcombe 26K, .362, 24D; Enesi 21K, .514, 3Bl; Meyers 14K, 9D; Fischer 12K, 16D; Kawasaki 19D
#7 Stanford 3, #16 UO 0 – Palo Alto (11/13/09) - Meyers 14K, .481, 2 SA, Enesi 8K, .353, 4BA

2008
#6 Stanford 3, #11 UO 0 (21-25, 22-25, 20-25) – Palo Alto (9/27/08) - Meyers 12K, .286, 7D
#2 Stanford 3, #8 UO 1 (20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25) – Eugene (11/26/08) - Newcombe 18K, .359,9D; Enesi 11K,.273,5B

2007
#2 Stanford 3, UO 0 (27-30, 30-32, 20-30) – Eugene (10/5/07) - Newcombe 8K, 4D; Enesi 6K, .267
#5 Stanford 3, #19 UO 1 (24-30, 30-27, 19-30, 17-30) – Palo Alto (11/1/07) - Newcombe 13K,7D; Meyers 12K

2006
#3 Stanford 3, UO 0 (20-30, 18-30, 18-30) – Palo Alto (10/20/06) - Newcombe 7K
#3 Stanford 3, UO 0 (26-30, 34-36, 22-30) – Eugene (11/16/06) - Newcombe 16K, .211, 8D

2005
#3 Stanford 3, UO 0 (28-30, 15-30, 23-30) – Eugene (9/30/05)
#5 Stanford 3, UO 0 (20-30, 23-30, 20-30) – Palo Alto (10/27/05)


ALL-TIME CARDINAL-DUCK SERIES RESULTS
Series Record: Stanford leads 53-4
*2011    Stanford (H)    25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 23-25
    *Oregon (A)    23-25, 25-20, 25-14, 22-25, 15-9
2010    Stanford (A)    10-25, 16-25, 21-25
    Stanford (H)    17-25, 16-25, 22-25
*2009    *Oregon (H)    25-23, 22-25, 30-32, 25-22, 15-11
    Stanford (A)    23-25, 16-25, 23-25
2008    Stanford (A)    21-25, 22-25, 20-25
    Stanford (H)    20-25, 25-19, 22-25, 23-25
2007    Stanford (H)    27-30, 30-32, 20-30
    Stanford (A)    24-30, 30-27, 19-30, 17-30
2006    Stanford (A)    20-30, 18-30, 18-30
    Stanford (H)    26-30, 34-36, 22-30
2005    Stanford (H)    20-30, 23-30, 20-30
    Stanford (A)    28-30, 15-30, 23-30
2004    Stanford (A)    25-30, 17-30, 22-30
    Stanford (H)    22-30, 22-30, 27-30
2003     Stanford (H)    24-30, 31-33, 19-30
    Stanford (A)    10-30, 20-30, 20-30
2002    Stanford (H)    17-30, 9-30, 21-30
    Stanford (A)    21-30, 29-31, 21-30
2001    Stanford (A)    23-30, 22-30, 20-30
    Stanford (H)    25-30, 31-29, 13-30, 18-30
2000    Stanford (H)    6-15, 15-11, 8-15, 12-15, 5-15
    Stanford (A)    8-15, 12-15, 5-15
1999    Stanford (A)    1-15, 1-15, 5-15
    Stanford (H)    2-15, 6-15, 4-15
1998    Stanford (H)    11-15, 1-15, 14-16
    Stanford (A)    2-15, 3-15, 3-15
1997    Stanford (A)    3-15, 2-15, 5-15
    Stanford (H)    7-15, 7-15, 13-15
1996    Stanford (H)    4-15, 2-15, 15-9, 4-15
    Stanford (A)    8-15, 5-15, 3-15
1995    Stanford (A)    8-15, 4-15, 6-15
    Stanford (H)    1-15, 6-15, 3-15
1994    Stanford (H)    6-15, 10-15, 12-15
    Stanford (A)    2-15, 7-15, 9-15
1993    Stanford (A)    6-15, 8-15, 12-15
    Stanford (H)    14-16, 12-15, 10-15
1992    Stanford (H)    10-15, 8-15, 6-15
    Stanford (A)    7-15, 8-15, 6-15
1991    Stanford (A)    11-15, 2-15, 7-15
    Stanford (H)    5-15, 5-15, 7-15
1990    Stanford (H)    5-15, 7-15, 7-15
    Stanford (A)    14-16, 6-15, 11-15
*1989    Stanford (A)    6-15, 9-15, 9-15
    *Oregon (H)    3-15, 15-9, 9-15, 15-3, 15-8
1988    Stanford (H)    6-15, 5-15, 3-15
    Stanford (A)    7-15, 16-14, 15-5, 8-15, 6-15
1987    Stanford (H)    8-15, 17-19, 11-15
    Stanford (A)     10-15, 4-15, 12-15
    Stanford     6-15, 8-15, 4-15
*1986    *Oregon (H)    5-15, 10-15, 15-12, 16-14, 15-7
    Stanford (A)    4-15, 15-10, 3-15, 6-15
    Stanford    9-15, 7-15, 15-10, 4-15
1981    Stanford (N)    16-14, 10-15, 3-15
    Stanford (H)    12-15, 14-16
1979    Stanford     3-11, 13-11, 8-11


IN THE POLLS
Matching its best-ever ranking in school history, UO again stood second in this week’s sixth AVCA national poll of the season.

The nation’s biggest gainer since the preseason poll (and No. 20 position), UO is again four spots better than its all-time best (sixth) from four years ago on October 13, 2008.

The Ducks were one of five Pac-12 schools spotted in the top seven overall this week with returning national champion and No. 2 Washington, No. 5 USC, No. 6 UCLA and No. 7 Stanford.

Among those rankings, Washington improved three positions; USC and UCLA each dropped two spots; Stanford remained the same; and Oregon State received votes.

One other Ducks foe stood top 25 – No. 19 Ohio State – and California, Kentucky and St. Mary’s picked up votes in previous editions.

For comparison’s sake, last week’s Pac-12 rankings follow: No. 2 Oregon, No. 3 USC, No. 4 UCLA, No. 5 Washington and No. 7 Stanford.

Overall during head coach Jim Moore’s eight-year tenure, Oregon has been ranked top 25 for 81 editions (2012-7; 2011-14; ’10-13; ’09-16; ’08-16; ’07-13; ’06-2), including 45 in the top 15, and all 18 of the team’s ever top-10 honors.

Among other news among top five teams, No. 1 Penn State remained in the top spot for the second straight week after it swept then-No. 10 Minnesota and Wisconsin on the road. No. 4 Nebraska jumped two spots after it beat Michigan State (3-0) and Michigan (3-1) at home.

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

In this week’s other national polls, UO stood #2 in the Pablo Rankings, #2 in the ESPN Power Rankings, and #1 in the Volleyball Magazine Poll.

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

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

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

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

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

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


BALANCE IS BETTER
This year, Oregon has again flexed its balance in all phases of the game, especially in the hitting categories. The Ducks have featured three or more players with +.300 attack marks and/or +10 kills in seven matches each, and two matches with +10 digs. For comparison in 2011, UO featured three or more players with +.300 attack marks and/or +10 kills in 10 and 12 matches, respectively, and 15 matches with +10 digs.

Here are UO’s 2012 totals in those same categories.

2012 Matches – Multiple +.300 Hitters (10)
- Toledo - Bergsma .467 (8K), Fischer, .348 (12K)
- Houston - Williams, .500 (10K), Brenner .500 (9K), Fischer .429 (8K), Bergsma .357 (7K)
- @#24 Ohio State - Bergsma .333 (23K), Fischer .333 (12K), Williams .304 (12K)
- #10 Kentucky – Fischer .619 (14K), Williams .600 (7K), Bergsma .500 (14K)
- @ Ohio (4s) – Bergsma .400 (23K), Fischer .395 (20K), Williams .409 (12K)
- St. Mary’s (3s) – Brenner .538 (17K), Bergsma .310 (13K), Williams .316 (8K)
- vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) – Williams .667 (14K), Fischer .304 (11K)
- at #2 USC (3s) – Brenner .557 (16K), Bergsma .438 (18K), Williams 8K (.375)
- vs. Utah (3s) – Bergsma .324 (15K), Williams .308 (7K)
- vs. Colorado (3s) – Williams .643 (9K), Bergsma .381 (12K), Brenner .375 (10K)

2012 Matches With +3 Hitters With +10 Kills (7)
- @ #24 Ohio State (5s) - Bergsma 23, Brenner 14, Fischer 19, Williams 12
- #10 Kentucky (3s) – Bergsma 14, Fischer 14, Brenner 10
- @ Ohio (4s) – Bergsma 23, Fischer 20, Williams 12
- USCB (4s) – Brenner 15, Bergsma 14, Ficher 11
- at Portland State (3s) – Bergsma 16, Brenner 11, Williams 10
- vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) – Williams 14, Bergsma 13, Brenner 12, Fischer 11
- at #2 USC (3s) – Bergsma 18, Brenner 16, Fischer 12

2012 Matches With +3 Players With +10 Digs (2)
- @ Ohio (4s) – Bergsma (13), Jacob (12), Fischer (11)
- vs. #26 Oregon State – Kawasaki (18), Fischer (11), Bergsma (10)


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

Duck 2012 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Bergsma 7, Brenner 2, Fischer 2, Williams 2)
- Hitting Pct. – 4 players  (Williams 7, Brenner 3, Bergsma 2, Fischer 1)
- Blocks – 7 players (Williams 5, De Felice 4, Bergsma 3, Finley 3, Brenner 2, Fischer 1, Plum 1)
- Points – 4 players  (Bergsma 7, Brenner 3, Williams 2, Fischer 1)
- Digs – 5 players (Jacob 9, Fischer 2, Bergsma 1, Kawasaki 1, Norton 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 13)
- Service Aces – 7 players (Bergsma 7, Fischer 5, Plum 4, Brenner 2, Jacob 2, Kawasaki 2, Bookout Gonzalez 1)


PLUM & BERGSMA GO NATIONAL
Last week, Oregon picked up AVCA National Player of the Week honors for the sixth straight season after junior setter Lauren Plum led the team to a history-making, opening week of Pac-12 play.

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

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

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

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

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

The sweep of the Huskies was UO’s first since 1995 and its second of four wins the last 32 matches in the series.  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 then- season high in four sets vs. WSU (54).

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 Cougar match 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.

In 2010, redshirt senior 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

With the addition of the new Pac-12 networks, live online video broadcasts of various matches will soon be available via the www.Pac12.org website and various apps.  Streaming will start September 19th, and more details about available matches will be posted at the www.Pac.12.org website.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


MOORE COACHING NOTES
In 2011, Oregon’s 3-1 season-opening victory at then-No. 1 Penn State moved head coach Jim Moore to third all-time for UO in career wins past Gerry Gregory (fourth, 115-143, 1986-94)), and his current UO mark (149-81, 2005-) trails only Karla Rice (196-67, 1967-77) and Chris Voelz (186-168, 1978-85).

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

In 2012, UO logged 10 wins or more in its first 14 matches under Moore for the eighth straight year, and its victory totals in that span follow: 2012 (13), ‘11 (12), ‘10 (14), ’09 (12), ’08 (11), ’07 (12), ’06 (11) and ’05 (10). In contrast, Oregon had pulled the feat only three times before since the start of the NCAA volleyball era in 1981 under head coach Gerry Gregory in 1991 (10), ’90 (10) and ’89 (11).

With its 13 straight wins in 2012, Oregon has won nine or more straight matches each of the last seven years and their longest streaks each year follow – 2012 (13), ‘11 (10), 2010 (14 – Duck record since ‘81), '09 (10), '08 (9), '07 (10) and '06 (10).

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

Including conference play the last seven seasons, UO has staked an impressive 73-31 home record, and its overall year-by-year home marks under Moore (and conference) follow: 2012 (5-0), 2011 10-4 (7-4); 2010 8-5 (4-5); 2009: 11-3 (6-3); 2008 13-2 (7-2); 2007 11-4 (5-4); 2006 8-5 (4-5); and 2005 7-8 (1-8).

With its 21 wins in 2011, UO has claimed +17 wins for six straight years for the first time in the modern volleyball era in 1981. All six have come under Moore (21-’11; 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 five straight years in that same span.

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

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

In the national rankings, UO has ranked top 25 in 81 polls in his tenure, thanks to a 59 straight editions from 2007-10 - more than double its previous best (28, 1986-88) - and two weeks late in 2006. That stretch included an all-time high of No. 2 twice in late September and October this season among its nine weeks in the top 10 (and two in the top five).

Oregon has beaten 19, 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 nine of its victories since 2006, and 26 of its 46 all-time wins vs. top-25 teams (with 19 of those Moore-directed latter wins considered upsets based on that week’s national rankings).

Duck Victories vs. Top-25 Teams Since 2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Pac-10 match ^^NCAA Second Round


HOME COURT MAGIC
UO has added two more of its all-time biggest home crowds in school history this year vs. Oregon State (#13, 2,355) and Utah (#21, 1,864) - impressive considering it was a week before and first week of fall classes.

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

Altogether the last eight years under head coach Jim Moore, the Ducks have played in front of 16 of the 22 largest home volleyball crowds ever at Matthew Knight Arena and McArthur Court.

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

A complete list of the top-22 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)
- 3,065 (#6, vs. Oregon State, 11/25/11)
- 2,777 (#7, vs. Oregon State, 11/16/07)
- 2,672 (#8, vs. Washington, 11/3/06)
- 2,518 (#10, vs. OSU, 10/27/09)
- 2,375 (#12, vs. Washington, 9/21/07)
- 2,355 (#13, vs. Oregon State, 9/19/12)
- 2,346 (#14, vs. Oregon State, 10/15/10)
- 2,260 (#15, vs. Oregon State, 9/29/06)
- 2,159 (#16, vs. Oregon State, 10/12/08)
- 1,935 (#19, vs. USC, 11/20/10)
- 1,864 (#21, vs. Utah, 9/28/12)
- 1,842 (#22, vs. California, 11/16/06)
 

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He picked up his 400th and 500th overall career wins vs. Oregon State (11/16/07) and Utah (9/28/12), and now owns an overall record of 501-237 as a collegiate head coach.

JIM MOORE’S CAREER RECORD
Years   School           Overall       Conference    Postseason
1989-93 N. Michigan (5) 123-55 (.691)  62-20 (.756)  9-2 (.818) NCAA II
1994-96 Kansas State (3) 61-34 (.642)  21-23 (.477)  2-2 (.500) NCAA I
1997-00 Texas (4)        84-38 (.689)  58-22 (.725)  6-3 (.667) NCAA I
2001-02 Chico State (2)  34-21 (.618)  26-18 (.591   ---
2003-04 N. Michigan (2)  50-8 (.862)   31-5 (.861)   3-2 (.600) NCAA II
2005-   Oregon (8)       149-81 (.645)   62-72(.455) 5-5 (.555) NCAA I
           2005           12-18 (.400)   1-17 (.056)        ---
           2006           17-12 (.586)   7-11 (.389) 0-1 (.000) NCAA I
           2007           22-11 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2008           25- 9 (.736)   11-7 (.636) 2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2009           20-10 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  1-1 (.500) NCAA I
           2010           19-11 (.633)   7-11 (.389)               
           2011           21-10 (.677)  14-8 (.637)  0-1 (.000) NCAA I                   
           2012            13-0           4-0                            
TOTALS   24 YEARS        501-237(.677) 260-160(.615) 30-18 (.625)



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

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

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

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


THE LAST TIME OREGON VOLLEYBALL:
Largest Season Set Winning Margin:  19 (25-6), vs. WCU (8/31)
Largest Season Set Losing Margin: 8 (17-25) at #24 Ohio St.
Longest Season Scoring Run-Set: 14 pts (3rd set) vs. Houston (8/25)
Record in Sets #1: 12-1; #2: 11-2: #3: 12-1; #4 2-0: #5 1-0
Sets W/L in Extra-Regulation: 3-0
Record against top-25 opponents (Top 10/Top 5): 3-0 (2-0 / 1-0)
Current Streak: Won 13 matches
Longest Season Win Streak: 13 matches
Longest Season Losing Streak: 0 matches
Won a road match: at #2 USC, 3-0, (9/21/12)
Won at home: vs. Colorado (9/29/12)
Won on the road (Neutral): vs. #10 Kentucky, Athens (9/1/12)
Lost a match; vs. Colorado State, 2-3 (12/1/11)
Lost at home: vs. #4 USC, Eugene, 0-3 (11/13/11)
Lost an away match: Oregon State, 0-3 (11/22/11)
Lost on the road (Neutral): vs. Colorado State, 2-3 (12/1/11)
Won 3-0 at home: Colorado (9/29/12)
Won 3-0 on the road: at #2 USC, 3-0, (9/21/12)
Lost 3-0 at home: vs. #4 USC (11/13/11)
Lost 3-0 on the road: at Oregon State (11/22/11)
Won 3-1 at home: vs. UCSB, 3-1 (9/5/12)
Won 3-1 on the road: at Ohio (9/2/12)
Lost 3-1 at home: vs. # 10 UCLA (11/19/10)
Lost 3-1 on the road:  #6 UCLA, in Los Angeles, 1-3 (10/15/11)
Lost 3-1 at home: vs. #7 Stanford  (10/8/11)
Won 3-2 at home: vs. #1 UCLA, 3-2 (11/11/11)
Won 3-2 on the road: at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
Lost 3-2 on the road: vs. Colorado State, 2-3 (12/1/11)
Lost 3-2 at home:  vs. Utah, 2-3 (10/28/11)
Beat a Pac-12 opponent: vs. Colorado (9/29/12)
Lost to a Pac-12 opponent: at Oregon State, 0-3 (11/22/11)
Beat a top-5/top-10  team on the road: at #2 USC, 3-0, (9/21/12)
Beat a top-5/10/25  team at home: #1 UCLA, 3-2 (11/11/11)
Lost to a top-5 team at home: #4 California, 0-3 (10/7/11)
Lost to a top-10 team at home: vs. #4 USC, 0-3 (11/12/11)
Lost to a top-25 team at home: vs. #4 USC, 0-3 (11/12/11)
Lost to a top-5 team on the road: vs. #4 USC, 0-3 (11/12/11)
Lost to a top-10 team on the road: vs. #6 UCLA, 1-3 (10/15/11)


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

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

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

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


 
NOTABLE DUCK STATISTICS / NOTES
 
DOUBLE-DOUBLES

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

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH (31)    2012 (3)
*20 kills, 11 digs at Ohio (4s) (9/2/12)
*11 kills, 11 digs vs. #26 Oregon State (3s) (9/19/12)
*12 kills, 12 digs at #2 USC (3s) (9/21/12)
11 kills, 11 digs vs. Seattle, (3s) (9/2/11)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18/11)
14 kills, 11 digs at Colorado, (3s) (9/23/11)
11 kills, 13 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1/11/11)
10 kills, 20 digs at #3 USC, (4s) (10/14/11)
11 kills, 13 digs at #6 UCLA, (4s) (10/15/11)
10 kills, 18 digs vs. #7 Wash. (3s) (10/22/11)
12 kills, 20 digs vs. #1 UCLA (5s) (11/11/11)
17 kills, 15 digs at #3 Cal (5s) (11/19/11)
11 kills, 12 digs vs. OSU (3s) (11/25/11)
16 kills, 10 digs vs. Santa Clara (3s)(8/27/10)
13 kills, 11 digs at Seattle (5s) (9/6/10)
14 kills, 12 digs (3s) vs. Siena (9/12/10)
15 kills, 14 digs (3s) vs. Portland (9/15/10)
15 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18/10)
19 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. SHSU (9/18/10)
11 kills, 10 digs (3s) vs. WSU (9/24/10)
15 kills, 15 digs (4s) vs. #7 UW (9/25/10)
14 kills, 10 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8/10)
15 kills, 12 digs (5s) vs. UA (10/9/10)
24 kills, 13 digs (5s) at ASU (11/6/10)
13 kills, 12 digs (4s) at OSU (11/12/10)
14 kills, 12 digs (4s) vs. #10 UCLA (11/19/10)
18 kills, 19 digs (5s) vs. #6 USC (11/20/10)
10 kills, 12 digs at OSU (5s) (10/2/09)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. No. 5 Stan.(5s) (10/17/09)
15 kills, 13 digs at #13 UCLA (5s), (10/23/09)
13 kills, 16 digs at #4 Wash. (5s), (11/27/09)

Lauren Plum, So., S (20)     2012 (1)
*46 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. UCSB (9/5/12)
47 assists, 11 digs (5s) vs. #12 Minn. (9/1/11)
33 assists, 10 digs vs. Portland State (9/6/11)
53 assists, 10 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18)
54 assists, 10 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1)
26 assists, 19 digs vs. #4 Cal, (4s) (10/7/11)
47 assists, 17 digs vs #7 Stanf. (4s) (10/8/11)
45 assists, 10 digs vs. WSU (5s) (10/21/11)
52 assists, 12 digs vs. #7 UW (3s) (10/22/11)
57 assists, 12 digs vs. Utah (5s) (10/28/11)
32 assists, 10 digs at Arizona (3s) (11/6/11)
60 assists, 11 digs at #5 Stanford (5s) (11/18/11)
57 assists, 14 digs at #3 California (5s) (11/19/11)
53 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18/10)
54 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8/10)
44 assists, 12 digs (3s) vs. OSU (10/15/10)
51 assists, 10 digs (5s) at #8 USC (10/22/10)
38 assists, 11 digs (3s) vs. #3 Cal (10/30/10)
65 assists, 10 digs (5s)  at ASU (11/6/10)
41 assists, 10 digs (4s) vs. #6 UCLA (11/19/10)

+20 KILLS

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (12)    2012 (3)
23, at #24 Ohio State (5s) (8/25/12)
23, at Ohio (4s) (9/2/12)
30 vs. Colo. St., (5s), (12/1/11)
27 at Washington State, (4s), (10/1/11)
26 vs. #7 Stanford, (4s), (10/8/11)
25 vs. #1 UCLA, (5s), (11/11/11)
24 at Arizona State, (4s) (11/4/11)
23 vs. #12 Minnesota, (5s), (8/27/11)
22 vs. Arizona State, (4s), (9/18/11)
21 vs #7 Wash., 4 sets (9/25/10)
20 vs. #7 Washington (3s) (10/22/11)
20 vs. Arizona, 5 sets (10/9/10)

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

.500 HITTING (min. 12 kills)

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

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

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

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


+20 POINTS

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

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (16)     2012 (2)
32 (30K, 1 SA, 2 BA), 5s, vs Colorado State (12/1/11)
29 (25K, 2 SA, 1 BS, 1 BA), 5s vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
28.5 (27K, 1BS, 1BA), 4s at WSU (10/1/11)
28.5 (24K, 2SA, 2BS, 1 BA), 4s at ASU (11/4/11)
27.5 (26K, 3 BA), 4s vs. #7 Stan. (10/8/11)
*25.5 (23K, 1 SA, 1 BA), 4s at Ohio (9/2/12)
*24.5 (23K, 1 SA, 0.5 BA), 5s  at #24 Ohio St. (8/25/12)
24 (22K, 0 SA, 2 B), 4s vs. ASU (9/18/11)
24 (20K, 3 SA, 2 BA), 3s vs. #7 UW (10/22/11)
23.5 (23K, 0.5B), 5s vs. #12 Minn. (8/27/11)
21 (19K, 1 SA, 1B), at #1 Penn St. (8/26/11)
20.5 (17K, 2SA, 3BA), 5s vs. Utah (10/28/11)
20 (18K, 1 SA, 1 B), vs. Seattle (9/2/11)
1K, 4BA), 4s vs. #7 UW (9/25/10)
21, 5s (20K, 2BA), 5s vs. Arizona (10/9/10)

Liz Brenner, Fr., OH (1)    
32.5 (31K, 3BA), 5s at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)

+45 ASSISTS

Lauren Plum, So., S (32)     2012 (5)
66, 5s vs. #6 USC (11/20/10)
65, 5s at ASU (11/7/10)
*64, 4s, at Ohio (9/2/12)
*61, 5s, at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
60, 5s, at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
58, 4s, at ASU (11/4/11)
57, 5s, at #3 California (11/19/11)
57, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28/11)
56, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
56, 5s vs. Arizona (10/9/10)
55, 5s at Portland State (9/7/10)
55, 5s, vs. Colorado State (12/1/11)
54, 4s vs. Arizona State (10/8/10)
54, 4s, at Washington State (10/1/11)
53, 4s, vs. ASU (9/18/11)
53, 5s at Seattle (9/6/10)
52, 3s, vs. #7 Washington (10/22/11)
51, 4s at Oregon State (11/12/10)
51, 5s at #8 USC (10/22/10)
49, 4s vs. Sam Houston (9/18/10)
49, 4s vs. #7 Washington (9/25/10)
49, 4s, at #3 USC (10/14/11)
48, 4s, at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
48, 4s, at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)
48, 3s vs. Santa Clara (8/27/10)
48, 4s at Fresno (8/28/10)
47, 5s vs. #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
47, 4s vs. #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
*48, 3s, vs. #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
*46, 4s vs. UCSB (9/5/12)
*46, 3s at #2 USC (9/21/12)
45, 5s vs. Washington State (10/21/11)

+20 DIGS

Haley Jacob, So., L (16)     2012 (2)
35, 5s, at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
32, 5s, vs. Colorado St.(12/1/11)
26, 5s, vs. #6 USC (10/20/10)
25, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28/11)
24, 4s, vs. #10 UCLA (11/19/10)
24, 5s, at Seattle (9/6/10)
23, 5s at ASU (11/6/10)
23, 4s, at ASU (11/4/11)
22, 4s, vs. ASU (10/8/10)
22, 5s at #8 USC (10/22/10)
21, 3s, vs. Cal Poly (9/13/11)
21, 5s, at #3 California (11/19/11)
*21, 3s, at #2 USC (9/21/12)
*20, 5s, at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
20, 4s, vs. #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
20, 5s, vs. Washington State (10/21/11)

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

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

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

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

Kellie Kawasaki, Jr., DS  (1)    
4, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
 
 
UO’S 2012 RECORD WHEN:
Up 1-0: 12-0    Up 2-0: 11-0    Up 2-1: 1-0
Tied 1-1: 1-0    Tied 2-2: 1-0
Down 0-1: 1-0    Down 0-2: 1-0       Down 1-2: 1-0
3 sets: 10-0    4 sets: 2-0    5 sets: 1-0

Hitting .300: 8-0       Opponent hitting .300: 0-0
Leading in Kills: 13-0       Trailing in Kills: 0-0
Leading in Hitting: 13-0       Trailing in Hitting: 0-0
Leading in Aces: 11-0    Tied: 1-0       Trailing in Aces: 1-0
Leading in Blocks: 5-0    Tied: 1-0    Trailing in Blocks: 7-0


NATIONAL POLLS #6
Rk    School (1st Pl.)    Points    W-L    Prev
AVCA  Pab    RPI VBM
1    1    1    2    Penn State (42)    1466    14-1    1
T-2    2    8    1    Oregon (13)    1412    13-0    2
*T-2    6    6    3    Washington (5)    1412    13-0    5
4    3    3    4    Nebraska     1275    11-2    6
*5    9    11    6    USC    1243    14-2    3
*6    4    5    5    UCLA    1230    10-3    4
*7    5    2    7    Stanford     1169    12-2    7
8    12    21    9    Hawai’i    1056    12-2    8
9    11    15    8    Texas    1036    11-3    9
10    7    12    10    Minnesota    954    12-3    10
11    8    24    12    Florida    847    11-2    12
12    14    10    11    Purdue    788    13-2    13
13    18    30    13    Florida State    743    12-2    14
14    10    7    15    Kansas State    710    15-1    15
15    13    29    17    San Diego    688    12-2    16
16    15    13    16    BYU    607    15-1    11
17    19    4    14    Louisville    589    14-2    17
18    27    36    18    Dayton    402    12-4    20
*19    24    25    19    Ohio State    286    11-5    22
20    20    31    -    W. Kentucky    273    17-3    23
21    31    43    20    Illinois    250    8-6    21
22    32    44    -    Iowa State    218    8-5    19
23    42    38    -    Pepperdine    174    10-6    18
24    17    9    -    Kansas    156    14-2    NR
25    29    35    -    Michigan State    127    14-2    24

Others Receiving AVCA Votes (and appearing on two or more ballots): Oklahoma 54; *Oregon State 43; Kansas 23; Michigan 22; Miami (FL) 16; North Carolina 15; Texas A&M 15; Creighton 14; Arkansas 9; *California 7; Notre Dame 7; Marquette 6

Next poll: October 1, 2012

*indicates Duck opponents in 2012

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


OREGON VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
First Season / Postseason Appearances: 1968 / 17
All-Time Overall / Conference Record: 731-664-21 (45th)/ 182-398
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ’80, Eighth Year)
Career Record / at UO: 501-237, 24th year / 149-81, 7th year
Assistant Coach: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Eighth Year, Houston, ‘90)
Assistant Coach: Stacy Metro (Eighth Year, Northern Michigan, ‘94)
Volunteer Coach: Gary Meininger (First Year)
Director of Operations / Video Coordinator: Joe Skinner
Managers: Devin Curran, Hanna Ostlind
Athletic Trainer / Physician: Kate Kinney / Dr. Greg Skaggs
Nutritionist: James Harris, Rachel Stratton
2010 Overall / Pac-10 Record: 19-11 / 7-11 (7th)
Highest / Final 2010 AVCA National Ranking: 11 / --
Starters Returning / Lost:  4 + libero / 2 (letterwinners r/l: 7/3)
Transfer / Freshman Newcomers: 1 / 5

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


OTHER ONLINE VOLLEYBALL LINKS
NCAA - www.ncaa.com
Pacific-12 Conference - www.Pac-12.org
AVCA - www.avca.org
USA Volleyball - www.usavolleyball.org
Volleyball Magazine - www.volleyballmag.com
NCAA Statistics - http://web1.ncaa.org/stats/StatsSrv/rankings?sportCode=WVB
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2012 INDIVIDUAL SEASON MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills
 .667 (14- 2-18)    Williams, Ariana vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
 .619 (14- 1-21)    Fischer, Katherine vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
 .577 (16- 1-26)    Brenner, Liz at #2 USC (9/21/12)
 .538 (17- 3-26)    Brenner, Liz vs St. Marys (9/10/12)
 .500 (14- 2-24)    Bergsma, Alaina vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
 .438 (18- 4-32)    Bergsma, Alaina at #2 USC (9/21/12)
 .414 (16- 4-29)    Bergsma, Alaina at PSU (9/12/12)
 .409 (12- 3-22)    Williams, Ariana at Ohio (9/2/12)
 .400 (23- 5-45)    Bergsma, Alaina at Ohio (9/2/12)
 .395 (20- 5-38)    Fischer, Katherine at Ohio (9/2/12)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
23 (23- 5-45) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Ohio (9/2/12)
23 (23- 6-51) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
20 (20- 5-38) 4s    Fischer, Katherine at Ohio (9/2/12)
18 (18- 4-32) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina at #2 USC (9/21/12)
17 (17- 3-26) 3s    Brenner, Liz vs St. Marys (9/10/12)
16 (16- 4-29) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina at PSU (9/12/12)
16 (16- 1-26) 3s    Brenner, Liz at #2 USC (9/21/12)
15 (15- 6-32) 5s    Brenner, Liz at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
15 (15- 4-34) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Utah (9/28/12)
15 (15- 6-31) 4s    Brenner, Liz vs UCSB (9/5/12)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
51 (23- 6-51) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
45 (23- 5-45) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Ohio (9/2/12)
38 (20- 5-38) 4s    Fischer, Katherine at Ohio (9/2/12)
34 (15- 4-34) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Utah (9/28/12)
33 (12- 5-33) 3s    Fischer, Katherine at #2 USC (9/21/12)

POINTS
25.5 (23- 2- 0.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Ohio (9/2/12)
24.5 (23- 1- 0.5) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
21.0 (20- 1- 0.0) 4s    Fischer, Katherine at Ohio (9/2/12)
18.5 (17- 1- 0.5) 3s    Brenner, Liz vs St. Marys (9/10/12)
18.5 (18- 0- 0.5) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina at #2 USC (9/21/12)

ASSISTS
64 (4s)    Plum, Lauren at Ohio (9/2/12)
61 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
48 (3s)    Plum, Lauren vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
46 (3s)    Plum, Lauren at #2 USC (9/21/12)
46 (4s)    Plum, Lauren vs UCSB (9/5/12)

DIGS
21 (3s)    Jacob, Haley at #2 USC (9/21/12)
20 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
18 (3s)    Kawasaki, Kellie vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
15 (5s)    Bergsma, Alaina at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
13 (3s)    Jacob, Haley vs St. Marys (9/10/12)

ACES
5    Fischer, Katherine vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
3    Fischer, Katherine at PSU (9/12/12)
3    Plum, Lauren vs Colorado (9/29/12)
3    Fischer, Katherine vs Houston (8/25/12)
2    Bergsma, Alaina vs UCSB (9/5/12)

BLOCKS (BS-BA)
6 ( 1- 5)    Finley, Canace at PSU (9/12/12)
5 ( 1- 4)    Finley, Canace vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
5 ( 1- 4)    Brenner, Liz vs UCSB (9/5/12)
4 ( 3- 1)    Williams, Ariana vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
4 ( 1- 3)    Fischer, Katherine at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
3 ( 2- 1)    Finley, Canace vs Utah (9/28/12)
3 ( 1- 2)    Bergsma, Alaina vs Colorado (9/29/12)
3 ( 1- 2)    Finley, Canace at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
3 ( 1- 2)    Williams, Ariana vs Colorado (9/29/12)
3 ( 1- 2)    Bergsma, Alaina vs St. Marys (9/10/12)

2012 TEAM SEASON MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA)
 .500 (51-10- 82)    vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
 .368 (56-17-106)    vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
 .364 (42-14- 77)    vs Toledo (8/24/12)
 .360 (52-16-100)    vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)
 .357 (55-14-115)    at #2 USC (9/21/12)
 .344 (47-15- 93)    vs Houston (8/25/12)
 .308 (46-14-104)    vs St. Marys (9/10/12)
 .295 (48-20- 95)    at PSU (9/12/12)
 .291 (66-23-148)    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
 .289 (70-26-152)    at Ohio (9/2/12)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
70 (70-26-152) 4s    at Ohio (9/2/12)
66 (66-23-148) 5s    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
57 (57-24-134) 4s    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
56 (56-17-106) 3s    vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
55 (55-14-115) 3s    at #2 USC (9/21/12)
52 (52-16-100) 3s    vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)
51 (51-10- 82) 3s    vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
48 (48-20- 95) 3s    at PSU (9/12/12)
47 (47-15- 93) 3s    vs Houston (8/25/12)
47 (47-20-111) 3s    vs Utah (9/28/12)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
152 (70-26-152) 4s    at Ohio (9/2/12)
148 (66-23-148) 5s    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
134 (57-24-134) 4s    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
115 (55-14-115) 3s    at #2 USC (9/21/12)
111 (47-20-111) 3s    vs Utah (9/28/12)

ASSISTS
67 (4s)    at Ohio (9/2/12)
64 (5s)    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
54 (4s)    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
53 (3s)    vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)
52 (3s)    at #2 USC (9/21/12)

DIGS
65 (5s)    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
57 (4s)    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
57 (3s)    at #2 USC (9/21/12)
55 (4s)    at Ohio (9/2/12)
53 (3s)    vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)

ACES
8    vs Colorado (9/29/12)
8    vs Toledo (8/24/12)
7    vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)
7    vs Houston (8/25/12)
6    at Ohio (9/2/12)

BLOCKS
10.0    vs UCSB (9/5/12)
10.0    vs Colorado (9/29/12)
7.0    at PSU (9/12/12)
6.5    at #24 Ohio State (8/25/12)
6.0    vs #10 Kentucky (9/1/12)
6.0    vs St. Marys (9/10/12)
6.0    vs Western Carolina (8/31/12)
5.0    vs Utah (9/28/12)
5.0    vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12)

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