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No. 13 Ducks Kick off Big Dance Hawaiian Style
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Release Date: 11/29/2011
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THIS WEEK IN DUCK VOLLEYBALL – WEEK 15

- NCAA 1st Round - Thursday (12/1)
vs. Colorado State (22-5, 12-2), 7 p.m. Pacific Time
#10 Hawai’i (29-1, 14-0) vs. Northern Colorado (21-8, 13-3), 9:30 p.m. PT

- NCAA 2nd Round  - Friday (12/2)
UO/CSU vs. #10 Hawai’i (29-1, 14-0) / N. Colo. (21-8, 13-3), 9 p.m. PT

NCAA Tourney / Host Websites: www.NCAAsports.com/ www.HawaiiAthletics.com

* Times listed are Pacific Time (Hawaii is two hours earlier local time).

 

ON TAP THIS WEEK
EUGENE – The No. 13 University of Oregon volleyball team (21-9, 14-8) hits the road for its fifth postseason trip the last six years after one of its most impressive regular seasons.

UO travels to Honolulu to face Mountain West Conference champion Colorado State in the first round, Tuesday at 7 p.m. PT. The winner of the Duck/Ram tilt then plays Friday against the winner of Northern Colorado and host and No. 3-ranked and #10-seeded Hawai’i.

Oregon’s draw is arguably one of the nation’s toughest, having to open against the preseason No. 15-ranked Rams. The winner then may have to play the No. 3-ranked Rainbows in one of the nation’s most hostile environments. Things won’t get easier next weekend, as the quartet’s winner could face both No. 1 USC, then No. 2 Nebraska – the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions - in the NCAA Regional just to advance to the Final Four.

Overall, UO has played 11 teams that were selected for the 64-team NCAA tournament, and owns a 10-7 record. Other wins came via sweeps against Arizona (twice), and American, Delaware and Liberty in its September East Coast trip.

Last week, the Ducks capped the Pac-12 slate in sixth place –its third upper division placing under seventh-year Jim Moore after fourth- and fifth-place efforts in 2008 and '07. UO also took sixth in the 10-team standings in '06 and seventh in '10 against the nation's top volleyball league.

All-time in NCAA play, UO is 5-4 under Moore after NCAA Regional runs in 2007 and ’08, and second- and first-round trips in 2009 and ’06. For comparison’s sake, Oregon was 1-5 in its four other NCAA appearances since the first tourney in 1981 (1984, ’86, ’87, ’89) before the event expanded to 64 teams in ‘98.


RECENT DUCK STARTERS
# Player, Year, Position, Hometown - Notable 2011 Season Stats (Career Match Highs)
#2 Alaina Bergsma, RJr., OH, Chandler, Ariz. - .240, 4.44 kills/s, 2.15 digs/s (.778, 27K, 29P, 14D, 3 SA, 8B)
#3 Kellie Kawasaki, Jr., DS, Portland, Ore. – 2.09 digs/s, 0.16 aces/s (22D, 4SA)
#4 Lauren Plum, So., S, Poway, Calif. – 11.70 assists/s, 2.42 digs/s (66A, 19D, 9K, 5SA)
#6 Liz Brenner, Fr., OH, Portland, Ore. - .242, 2.77 kills/s (.651, 31K, 32.5P, 4B)
#7 Ariana Williams, So., MB, Riverside, Calif. - .313, 2.52 kills/s, 0.61 blocks/s (.571, 15K, 5B)
#17 Milica Krstojevic, Jr., MB, Gacko, Bosnia – .309, 1.04 k/s, 0.70 b/s (.583, 8K, 9P, 1SA, 6B)
#12 Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH, Los Altos, Calif. – 2.80 kills/s, 2.94 digs/s (.647, 24K, 24P, 20D, 6SA, 5B)
#9 Haley Jacob, Jr., L, Canyon City, Texas – 4.29 digs/s, 0.14 aces/s (35D, 3SA)

 

FURTHER UP DOWN THE ROAD
Next weekend, the 16 second-round advancers will advance to play in the NCAA Regional third and fourth rounds, Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10. Florida, Hawai’i, Kentucky and Minnesota will host those regional matches, and all will be televised by ESPN-U and ESPN3.com.

A week later the NCAA Semifinals will be staged in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Thursday, December 15 and broadcast at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT by ESPN2 / ESPN3.com. The national championship match follows two days later on Saturday, December 17 at 5:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2 / ESPN3.com.


SIZING UP THE HAWAI’I FIELD
The quartet of teams headed to the Stan Sheriff Center is arguably the deepest of the 16 nationally this week. The Rainbows boast the nation’s best average attendance figure (6,497) – almost 2,000 better than the second-best school nationally (Nebraska, 4,572).

This regional is the only with two teams ranked top 15 nationally this week – No. 3 Hawai’i and No. 13 Oregon – while the other three that have two top-20 ranked teams all have a Pac-12 program (No. 4 UCLA, and No. 10 California and No. 11 Washington) .

Colorado State (22-5, 12-2) has ranked between 15th-23rd in 10 of the 14 national polls this year, and received the most national poll votes of any team outside the top 25 in the most recent edition.

Fifteenth-year head coach Tom Hilbert has directed CSU to its 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this season and 23rd overall.  The Rams are 21-22 in NCAA play thanks to first-round wins each of the last four years, and has advanced to the ‘Sweet 16’ five times.

Earlier this year it played all of its matches against NCAA advancers the first three weekends. The following weekend at home, it swept Middle Tennessee State in Fayetteville, Ark, then beat Nebraska (3-0) and Albany (3-0)  and lost to Oklahoma (0-3). It also swept Northern Colorado at home in early September

No. 3-ranked / #10 seeded Hawai’i (29-1, 14-0) is riding a 24-match win streak, and last week won its 11th Western Athletic Conference tournament.  The three-time national champion Rainbows are making their 30th NCAA appearance, and are hosting the first round for the first time since 2003. This year, their only loss came to UCLA in early September at home, 3-1. It has logged all four of its wins this year against NCAA qualifiers at home vs. Ohio State (3-0), Cincinnati (3-0) and Pepperdine (3-1, 3-0).

Northern Colorado (21-8, 13-3) won the Big Sky Conference tournament after it swept Portland State last weekend in the Rose City. Among other tourney advancers, the Bears also staked a 3-1 win early-season win over Wichita State, before it was swept the next night at then-No. 15 Colorado State.

 

NCAA TOURNEY / PAC-12 NOTES
In Sunday’s announcement, the Ducks were one of seven conference teams selected – the sixth straight year the league has advanced six or more teams.

Pac-12 champion USC 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.

Two other league teams received top-16 seedings - #9 UCLA and #11 Stanford. Other Pac-12 teams selected included last year’s NCAA runner-up California, fellow Elite 8 returnee Washington, and Arizona.

Overall, Texas received the #1 seed although its highest AVCA national ranking of the year – fifth – came the last two weeks.

Other top-six seeds went to Nebraska (2), Illinois (3), Iowa State (4), Purdue (5) and Northern Iowa (6), which ranked second, third, 14th, seventh and 12th last week, respectively, in the AVCA Coaches Poll.

For comparison’s sake in the most recent national poll last week, UCLA ranked fourth nationally just behind No. 3 Hawai’i, and other Pac-12 sightings included No. 6 Stanford, No. 10 California and No. 11 Washington.

In Pac-12 action last weekend, No. 1 USC (20-2) validated its status as the preseason coaches favorite with its 3-1 win at No. 4 UCLA (second, 17-5).

Among other results around the league, No. 10 California won 3-1 at No. 6 Stanford to finish third in the league; No. 11 Washington came back from an 0-2 deficit to win 3-2 at Washington State and tie the Cardinal for fourth place in the Pac-12 - one match ahead of Oregon; Arizona lost 3-1 at ASU and finished seventh in the league; and Utah won 3-0 over Colorado at home.


RECENT DUCK HEROES
Last weekend, the Ducks split their first pair of same-week matches vs. Oregon State in the Civil War series sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans and Northwest Ford Dealers.

UO capped the regular season Friday with a 3-0 decision - its 10th win in the last 12 series meetings (and its fifth sweep in the stretch). The Ducks limited the Beavers to a .090 hitting mark - the lowest by a conference opponent in 2011 - and not far off the team opposing season low of .045 by Liberty.

Three nights earlier in its sweep in Corvallis, Oregon State staked the highest hitting mark this year vs. the Ducks (.381) - .022 better than then-No. 4 USC's .359 mark in early November. In contrast, Oregon hit nearly half that (.194).

Both matches, redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma led the Ducks in kills (12/14) and points (15.0/15.5), and her three aces the first meeting was her season high and one off the team season best.

Junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer added her 10th double-double of the season in the finale (12 kills, 11 digs) and led the team in blocks (3). In the first match, she led the team in hitting (.286, 7K) for the fifth time this year.

Sophomore setter Lauren Plum was just shy of double-doubles both Tuesday (28 assists, 7 digs) and Friday (35 assists, 8 digs), and her two blocks in the first match tied the team high that night with sophomore middle blocker Ariana Williams. The latter native of Riverside, Calif., topped .500 in the finale for the sixth time this year (.538, 8K).

Also on defense, junior libero Haley Jacob topped the team in digs each night (7/18), and tied for top honors the first match with Fischer, Plum and junior defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki (7).


DUCK– RAM - RAINBOW - BEARS HISTORY
All-time in the Duck-Ram series, UO owns a 1-0 advantage based on its sweep in their NCAA tourney meeting in 1984.

Among potential second-round foes, UO has played Hawai’i eight times before, and most recently in Jim Moore’s second season in Eugene in 2006. That  3-0 Duck loss was in the NCAA First Round vs.  the #12-seeded Wahine in Long Beach, Calif.

Oregon has also played Northern Colorado once before, and won 3-1, in the Portland State Tournament the second week of the 2004 campaign.


NCAA TEAM STAT COMPARISONS (Oregon / Colorado State / Hawai’i / Northern Colorado)
Kills    UO 8th, 14.50     Hawai’i,13th, 14.38    UNC, 17th, 14.25    CSU, 85th, 13.29
Assists    UO 14th, 13.38     Hawai’i,24th, 13.19    CSU, 109th, 12.08    UNC, 12th, 13.44
Digs    UNC, 23rd, 17.59    UO 131st, 15.35     Hawai’i,205th, 14.44    CSU, 226th, 14.15
Hitting    Hawai’i, 2nd, .298    CSU, 8th, .279    UNC, 52nd, .241    UO 61st, .238
Aces    Hawai’i, 40th, 14.7    CSU, 89th, 1.36    UO 185th, 1.15    UNC, 236th, 1.06
Blocks    CSU, 2nd, 3.15    Hawai’i, 17th, 2.72    UNC, 165th, 1.96    UO 209th, 1.83

 

2011 Colorado State Stat Leaders
Katelyn Steffan, RSr., Opp. – 3.66 k/s, .256, 0.23 sa/s, 1.82 d/s, 0.88 b/s
Dana Cranston, Jr., Opp.  – 2.44 k/s, .242, 0.34 sa/s
Megan Plourde, RJr., MB – 2.38 k/s, .300, 1.68 b/s
Brieon Paige, RJr., MB – 2.22 k/s, .355, 1.01 b/s
Tori Brummett, RSo., MB – 1.49 k/s, .294, 0.76 b/s
Kelsey Snider, RFr., Opp. – 1.25 k/s, 0.73 b/s
Deedra Foss, RFr., S – 0.83 b/s, 0.28 sa/s
Izzy Gaulia, Jr., DS – 4.59 d/s

2011 Hawai'i Stat Leaders
Kanani Danielson, Sr., OH – 4.04 k/s, .295, 0.17 sa/s, 2.95 d/s
Jane Croson, Fr., OH – 3.54 k/s, 0.35 sa/s, 2.84 d/s
Emily Hartong, So., MB – 2.21 k/s, .373, 0.25 sa/s, 0.83 b/s
Chanteal Satele, Sr., OH – 2.16 k/s, .353, 0.20 sa/s
Brittany Hewitt, Jr., MB – 1.35 b/s, 1.95 k/s, .337
Kalei Adolpho, Fr., MB – 1.22 b/s, 1.15 k/s, .267
Mita Uiato, So., S – 11.10 a/s, 0.17 sa/s
Emily Maeda, Jr., DS – 2.38 d/s

2011 Northern Colorado Stat Leaders
Kelley Arnold, Jr., OH – 3.85 k/s, .291, 0.22 sa/s, 0.83 b/s
Andrea Spaustat, Fr., MB – 2.66 k/s, .347, 0.90 b/s
Tambre Haddock, Fr., OH – 2.46 k/s, .197, 1.22 d/s
Alyssa Wilson, So., OH – 2.28 k/s, .286
Amanda Arterburn, Sr., DS – 5.16 d/s
Marissa Hughes, Jr., S – 11.07 a/s, 0.21 sa/s, 1.17 k/s, 2.15 d/s

 

ON THE NCAA / PAC-12 CHARTS
In the Pac-12 this week, Oregon ranked second in kills (14.50 per set) and third in assists (13.38 p/s), and stood top 60 nationally in four categories: kills (seventh, 14.59 p/s), assists (11th, 13.43 p/s), win-loss percentage (55th, .714) and hitting (54th, .239).

On the individual front, sophomore setter Lauren Plum ranked second in the conference in assists and 10th nationally (11.70 per set). Similarly, redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma stood fourth in points (5.13 p/s), kills (4.44 p/s) and aces (0.26 p/s) in the league and 14th and 17th nationally, respectively, in the first two categories.

Brenner’s 31 kills tied her for first in the Pac-12 with Meagan Ganzer for the season high, and her .651 hitting mark (31-K-3E-43A) was the best in the league of performances with 20 kills or more and ninth-best overall. Her 32.5 points in the five-set contest also put her fifth on the conference list, and for comparison’s sake the only other two league frosh with +20 kill totals are Arizona’s Madison Kingdon (20, .255 at Oregon State) and Utah’s Chelsey Schofield (21, .167 at Arizona State).

Bergsma's 27 kills in the four-setter WSU is tied for a conference season best in a non-five set match and seventh-best overall, and her 26 vs. Stanford is tied for 10th-best overall. She also logged the Pac-12’s eighth-, and ninth-best point marks with her 29 in a five-set win vs. No. 1 UCLA and 28.5 in four-set wins at both ASU and WSU.

Plum sports the league's best three-set assist total (52 vs. then-No. 7 UW) and her 60 assists at No. 5 Stanford, 58 at ASU and 56 vs. Utah are the fourth-  eighth- and 11th-best overall. Junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer's, junior defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki’s and sophomore setter Lauren Plum’s team-high four aces are tied for seventh-best in the league this year.

Sophomore middle blocker Ariana Williams ranked top 10 several weeks in the Pac-12 in the second half of the season, and was only .12 away this week with her team-season best mark (.313).

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

Duck Leader – Pac-12 Category, Ranking, Total    (Pac-12 Leader, Team, Total)
Lauren Plum - Assists, 2nd, 11.70 p/s    (Kendall Bateman, USC - Assists, 12.09)
Alaina Bergsma - Points, 4th, 5.13 p/s    (Ganzer, WSU / Jupiter, USC - Points, 5.38 p/s)
Alaina Bergsma – Kills, 4th, 4.44 p/s    (Meagan Ganzer, WSU - Kills, 4.88 p/s)
Alaina Bergsma – Aces, 4th-t, 0.26 p/s    (Alex Jupiter, USC - Aces, 0.51 p/s)
Lauren Plum – Double-Doubles, 5th-t, 12    (Rachel Williams, Stanford – 19)
Haley Jacob – Digs, 7th  4.29 p/s    (Stephanie Preach, ASU - Digs, 5.26 p/s)
Katherine Fischer – Double-Doubles, 7th-t, 10    (Rachel Williams, Stanford – 19)
Alaina Bergsma – Double-Doubles, 16th-t, 7    (Rachel Williams, Stanford – 19)
Milica Krstojevic – Blocks, NR, 0.70 p/s    (Carly Wopat, Stanford – Block9s, 1.59 p/s)
Ariana Williams – Hitting, NR, .313    (Lauren Williams, USC – Hitting, .402)

Duck NCAA Team Rankings (National Leader)
Kills: 7th, 14.59 p/s (Northern Illinois 15.08)
Assists: 11th, 13.43 p/s (Tulsa14.10)
Win-Loss Pct.: 55th, .714 (UNI .968)
Hitting: 54th, .239 (Florida .308)
Digs: 123rd, 15.39 p/s (S.Mississippi 18.76)
Aces: 206th, 1.13 p/s (South Carolina St. 2.10)
Blocks: 210th, 1.83 p/s (Washington 3.26)

Duck NCAA Individual Rankings (National Leader)
Assists: Lauren Plum, 9th, 11.77 p/s (K. Hoffman, NIU, 12.32)
Points: Alaina Bergsma, 15th, 5.06 (L. Wicinski, NIU, 6.22)
Kills: Alaina Bergsma, 16th, 4.45 p/s (L. Wicinski, NIU, 5.36)
Hitting: Ariana Williams, 164th, .309 (L. Hutchinson, Samford, .435)
Digs: Haley Jacob, 143rd, 4.30 (Kim Maroon, Villanova, 6.87)


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


ON THE CHARTS
Last weekend, Ducks that made improvements on the all-time lists included junior libero Haley Jacob (digs in a season/career), redshirt junior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma (points in a season/career) and sophomore setter Lauren Plum (career/season assists).

Here are current sightings on various Duck all-time lists, and updates to watch for:
 
Alaina Bergsma, RJr., OH
Career Points (p/s), 7th, 905.0 (6th is 991.5, 5th is 1048.0)
Career Hitting, (7th), .252 (6th is .267, 5th is .269)
Season Points 2nd, 546.5 (1st is 679.5)
Season Points (p/s), (3rd), 5.06, 2011 (2nd is 5.10, 1st is 6.07)
Season Kills (p/s), (7th), 4.52, 2011 (6th is 4.67, 5th is 4.76)

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH
Career Points, 6th, 1048.0 (5th is 1217.0, 4th is 1315.5)

Haley Jacob, Jr., L
Match Digs, 7th, 35, 2011 (6th is 37, 5th is 39)
Season Digs, 4th, 468, 2010 (3rd is 565, 2nd is 586)
Season Digs (p/s), 6th, 4.13, 2010; (6th), 4.29, 2011 (5th is 4.65)
Career Digs, 8th, 1020 (7th is 1106, 6th is 1149)
Career Digs (p/s), 2nd, 3.78 (1st is 5.11)

Lauren Plum, So., S
Career Assists Per Set, (1st), 11.76 (2nd is 10.95)
Career Assists, 5th, 2,521 (4th is 2,673, 3rd is 2732)
Season Assists, 7th, 1,275; 8th, 1,246, 2010 (6th is 1,293)
Season Assists (p/s), 5th, 11.75 , 2010; (6th), 11.70, 2011

Ariana Williams, So., MB
Season Hitting, (6th), .313, 2011 (5th is .324, 4th is .347)


IN THE POLLS
In the most current AVCA national rankings last week, No. 13 Oregon staked its highest position of the season and its best since it stood 13th in early October 2010. UO was one of six Pac-12 teams spotted in the top 13 nationally in the 13th edition of the season, and in previous weeks had been ranked No. 16 five times, No. 15 four editions, No. 18 once and No. 20 twice.

The Pac-12 featured four teams ranked top 10 for the 14th straight edition – No. 1 USC (24-4), No. 4 UCLA (24-5), No. 6 Stanford (21-6) and No. 10 California (25-6). No. 11 Washington followed just behind, and Arizona received votes for the 14th straight edition.

Compared to the previous week, USC repeated at No. 1 – its first appearances atop the poll since 2004; Oregon improved two spots; and four teams dropped – positions Stanford (-1), Washington (-1), UCLA (-2) and California (-7).

Among other teams in the top five, the former No. 4 team – now No. 2 Nebraska – improved two spots after it won 3-1 vs. Minnesota and Wisconsin at home last weekend. No. 3 Hawai’i climbed three spots after it swept Louisiana Tech and New Mexico State at home. No. 5 Texas made its first appearance in the top five this season after it won 3-0 at home vs. Baylor and 3-1 at Missouri.

Under seventh-year head coach Jim Moore, the Ducks have been ranked top 25 in 73 polls, thanks to 59 straight editions from 2007-10 - more than double its previous best (28, 1986-88) - and two weeks late in 2006.

A complete listing of the Ducks' string of top-25 rankings under Moore follows: *2011 (13 weeks): 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. *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
In 2011, Oregon continues to flex its balance in all phases of the game, especially in the hitting and blocking categories. The Ducks featured three or more player with +.300 attack marks and/or +10 kills in 10 and 12 matches, respectively, and 14 matches with +10 digs.

2011 Matches – Multiple +.300 Hitters (10)
- #1 Penn State (Brenner .579, Fischer .317, Krstojevic .400)
- #12 Minnesota (Williams .400, Brenner .368)
- at Delaware (Krstojevic .583, Williams .571)
- vs. Liberty (Bergsma .778, Brenner .467, Williams .462)
- at American (Brenner .636, Bergsma .538, Williams .350)
- vs. Seattle (Williams .455, Fischer .435, Bergsma .382)
- vs. Arizona (Williams .545, Bergsma .353, Gross .333, Krstojevic .500)
- at Colorado (Williams .700, Fischer .542, Brenner .467)
- vs. No. 7 Wash. (Williams .529, Krstojevic .500, Paffen .500)
- at No. 3 Cal (Williams .429, Fischer .412, Paffen .400)

2011 Matches With +3 Hitters With +10 Kills (12)
- @#1 Penn State (Bergsma 19, Fischer 19, Brenner 12)
- #12 Minnesota (Bergsma 23, Williams 11, Brenner 10, Fischer 10)
- ASU (Bergsma 22, Fischer 12, Gross 12, Williams 10)
- at WSU (Bergsma 27, Fischer 11, Brenner 10, Williams 10)
- at #3 USC (Williams 15, Bergsma 11, Brenner 10, Fischer 10)
- at #6 UCLA (Bergsma 14, Brenner 13, Fischer 11, Williams 11)
- vs. WSU (Bergsma 18, Brenner 15, Fischer 15)
- vs. #7 Wash. (Bergsma 20, Brenner 12, Williams 11, Fischer 10)
- vs. Utah (Fischer 18, Bergsma 17, Brenner 10, Williams 10)
- at ASU (Bergsma 24, Brenner 18, Williams 12)
- at #5 Stanford (Brenner 31, Bergsma 14, Williams 14)
- at #3 California (Fischer 17, Bergsma 16, Brenner 13, Williams 13)

2011 Matches With +3 Hitters With +10 Digs (14)
- vs. Portland State (Jacob 17, Kawasaki 11, Fischer 10, Plum 10)
- vs. ASU (Fischer 16, Jacob 15, Plum 10)
- at WSU (Jacob 19, Fischer 13, Plum 10)
- vs. #4 Cal (Plum 19, Jacob 12, Bergsma 10)
- vs. #7 Stanford (Paffen 20, Plum 17, Kawasaki 10)
- at #3 USC (Fischer 20, Jacob 16, Bergsma 11)
- at #6 UCLA (Jacob 17, Fischer 13, Kawasaki 12)
- vs. WSU (Jacob 20, Bergsma 11, Plum 10)
- vs. #7 Washington (Fischer 18, Jacob 15, Plum 12, Kawasaki 10)
- vs. Utah (Jacob 25, Kawasaki 16, Plum 12, Bergsma 10)
- at Arizona State (Jacob 23, Fischer 17, Kawasaki 11)
- vs. #1 UCLA (Fischer 20, Jacob 19, Kawasaki 10)
- at #5 Stanford (Jacob 35, Fischer 16, Plum 11)
- at #3 California (Jacob 21, Fischer 14, Plum 14)
 
And, here is a breakdown of category leaders in UO’s matches this year.

Duck 2011 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Bergsma 23, Fischer 4, Williams 4, Brenner 2)
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players (Williams 9, Bergsma 7, Brenner 6, Fischer 5, Krstojevic 3)
- Blocks – 8 players (Williams 12, Krstojevic 10, Bergsma 6, Brenner 4, Paffen 4, Fischer 3, Plum 3, Wheeler 1)
- Points – 4 players (Bergsma 23, Williams 3, Fischer 2, Brenner 2)
- Digs – 5 players (Jacob 20, Fischer 7, Plum 3, Bergsma 2, Kawasaki 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 30)
- Service Aces – 10 players (Bergsma 12, Plum 9,  Jacob 6, Fischer 5, Ashen 3, Kawasaki 3, Kawasaki 2, Buckendahl 1, Jacob 1, Krstojevic 1)


ALL-TOURNAMENT PROPS
Five current Ducks have been tabbed to all-tourney teams in their career, and their accolades follow:
Alaina Bergsma (OH) – Tournament MVP: Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, All-Tournament Team: AVCA Showcase
Katherine Fischer (OH) – Tournament MVP: Oregon Classic
Haley Jacob (L) - All-Tournament Team: Oregon Classic
Lauren Plum (S) – All-Tournament Team (2): Bulldog Classic, Oregon Classic
Ariana Williams (MB) – All-Tournament Team (2): Allstate Sugar Bowl Collegiate Classic, Oregon Classic


RIDING HIGH IN THE RPI
In this week’s final NCAA RPI rankings of the season, UO dropped five spots to 30th nationally. Oregon was the fifth-highest rated Pac-12 team and one seven spotted in the top 50 with USC (8th), UCLA (15th), Stanford (18th), California (29th), Washington (35th) and Arizona (49th).

Among those teams, Cal (+5), USC (+1) and Arizona (+1) improved slightly, UCLA stayed the same, and Stanford (-2) and Washington (-5) dropped positions.

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 ).


MOORE COACHING NOTES
Oregon’s 3-1 season-opening victory at then-No. 1 Penn State moved head coach Jim Moore to third all-time for UO in career wins past Gerry Gregory (fourth, 115-143, 1986-94)), and his current UO mark (136-80, 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).

Earlier this year, UO logged 10 wins or more in its first 14 matches under Moore for the seventh straight year and its victory totals in that span follow: 2011 (12), ‘10 (14), ’09 (12), ’08 (11), ’07 (12), ’06 (11) and ’05 (10). In contrast, Oregon had pulled the feat only three times before since the start of the NCAA volleyball era in 1981 under head coach Gerry Gregory in 1991 (10), ’90 (10) and ’89 (11).

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

With its 10 straight wins earlier this year, Oregon has won nine or more straight matches each of the last six years under Moore and their longest streaks each year follow - 2010 (14), '09 (10), '08 (9), '07 (10) and '06 (10).

UO’s prowess at home, especially in the non-conference slate, is well documented. The Ducks are 33-0 at home in non-conference action under Moore, thanks to its perfect marks in 2005 (5-0), ‘06 (4-0), ‘07 (6-0), ‘08 (6-0), ‘09 (5-0), ‘10 (4-0) and ’11 (3-0).

Including conference play the last seven seasons, UO has staked an impressive 68-31 home record, and its overall year-by-year home marks under Moore (and conference) follow: 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 20th win of the season in November at No. 3 California, 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 six 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 5-4 record in his five Duck NCAA trips (compared with a 1-5 mark in its five prior NCAA appearances).

One of only two Duck mentors to beat every conference foe, he led the team to three straight of .500 or better 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 74 polls in his tenure, thanks to a 59 straight editions from 2007-10 - more than double its previous best (28, 1986-88) - and two weeks late in 2006. That stretch included an all-time high of No. 6 in ’08 among its seven weeks in the top 10.

Oregon has beaten 17, 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 eight of its victories since 2006, and 23 of its 41 all-time wins vs. top-25 teams (with 17 of those Moore-directed latter wins considered upsets based on that week’s national rankings).

 
Duck Victories vs. Top-25 Teams Since 2006

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

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

The sweep of the Huskies was UO’s first since 1995 and its second of four wins the last 32 matches 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 Fox/Root Sports-TV match vs. WSU midway through the first set, and still ended with 45 assists, and logged half of the team’s four aces. She also posted a double-double with her 10 digs, and ranked second on the squad with her blocks season high (4) that doubled her previous 2011 best.

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

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

Against UW, she connected on match highs in kills (21), points (23) and hitting (.559); her kill tally was a team season high; and her hitting mark (.559) was third-best for UO in ‘10 and tops among efforts of 15 kills or more. The night before vs. the Cougars, she again led the team in kills (12) – her first honor of the season – and hit .417.

In 2009, All-American Sonja Newcombe picked up similar honors after the team’s wins against then-No. 5 Stanford and then-No. 14 California in Eugene, and in ’08 after home victories vs. then-No. 4 USC and then-No. 5 UCLA. In ’07, All-American Gorana Maricic was likewise tabbed after wins vs. then-No. 6 USC and then-No. 9 UCLA in Eugene.


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

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

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

Since the debut of the 64-team tourney format in 1998, UO became the first Pac-10 program not to receive an NCAA bid that posted at least 17 wins, while only twice before had teams with 16 wins not qualified (Arizona, 16-14, 2008; Oregon State, 16-16, 2003).

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Two other conference teams made the field as UCLA lost in the second round to #9 seed Texas, 3-1, and beat American, 3-2 in the opener, while Arizona lost its opener, 3-1, to Northwestern.
 
The Pac-12’s status as the nation’s premier volleyball league goes back to the first NCAA Championship in 1981 when USC beat UCLA for the national title – one of five times that the Pac-12 has swept the top two places nationally.

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

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

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


BRAINS & BRAWN
This month, outside hitter Katherine Fischer repeated as an Academic All-District First-Team choice, less than a year after she was tabbed a Third-Team Academic All-American.

The accounting major from Los Altos, Calif., entered the fall with a 4.02 cumulative GPA – the highest among the two teams – and is the fourth Duck all-time to receive national Academic All-America honors with Kristen Bitter (Third Team - 2006), Casey Crisler (Third Team - 1997) and four-time recipient Sue Harbor (First Team - 1984, '85); Second Team – 1982, ‘83).

The Los Altos, Calif., native Fischer became the third Duck ever to win multiple first-team honors, and followed the lead of Kristin Bitter (2004, ’05, ’06) and Casey Crisler (, 1995, ’96, ’97).

Last fall, defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki also was tabbed to the Academic All-District Third Team, and is one of six honorees in Jim Moore’s tenure. Former setter Nevena Djordjevic picked up similar second- and third-team honors in 2008 and ’09, and Bitter was a first-team choice in ’06.

Fischer also landed repeat Pac-12 All-Academic honors, and was part of a Duck trio of junior outside hitters honored. Lauren Gross and Alaina Bergsma picked up their second and first second-team honors and tied the Ducks for the most league honors among the two teams with Oregon State.

Gross and Bergsma owned 3.83 and 3.70 GPA’s and are psychology and business majors, respectively (while GPA’s were not released for the honorable mention selections).

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), and two in ‘09.


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

Overall in his seventh season at the helm, head coach Jim Moore and the Ducks have now played in front of 14 of the 20 largest home volleyball crowds at Matthew Knight Arena and Ma Arthur Court.

Oregon’s burgeoning fan support has helped the program to a 33-0 non-conference home record under Moore, thanks to perfect marks in 2005 (5-0), ’06 (4-0), ‘07 (6-0), ‘08 (6-0), ’09 (5-0,)’10 (4-0) and ‘11 (3-0).

A complete list of the top-19 ranked crowds during the Moore era follows:
 
- 6,210 (#1, vs. California, 10/7/11)
- 3,817 (#2, vs. Washington, 11/16/08)
- 3,564 (#4, vs. Washington 9/25/09)
- 3,169 (#5, vs. Washington State, 11/14/08)
- 3,065 (#6, vs. Oregon State, 11/25/11)
- 2,777 (#7, vs. OSU, 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)
- 2,346 (#13, vs. Oregon State, 10/15/10)
- 2,260 (#14, vs. Oregon State, 9/29/06)
- 2,159 (#15, vs. Oregon State, 10/12/08)
- 1,935 (#18, vs. USC, 11/20/10)
- 1,842 (#20, vs. California, 11/16/06)

Season-wise, UO's overall average in 2010 (1,295) and 2009 (1,433) both ranked 27th among the 369 Division 1 teams, while its nine-match conference average in 2008 (2,393) was almost a 1,000 better than its 2007 average (1,412).


JIM MOORE - HEAD COACH PROFILE
Oregon's mercurial rise into the national elite has been charted by Jim Moore, the 2007 Collegiate Volleyball Update Coach of the Year and 2006 Pac-10 Conference Coach of the Year.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In his 23rd year as a collegiate head coach, Moore began UO's transformation in 2005 by leading the Ducks to their then-highest win total (12) and winning percentage (.400) in 14 seasons. The next year in '06, he led the Ducks to their then-best overall (17-12) and conference (7-11) marks in nearly two decades, and Oregon was rewarded with its first postseason invitation since 1989. Sonja Newcombe was tabbed to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, and Neticia Enesi and Nevena Djordjevic were chosen as honorable mentions.

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

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

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

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

With his 3-1 victory over Oregon State in November 2007, he picked up the 400th win of his coaching career, and now owns an overall record of 488-236 as a collegiate head coach.

 
JIM MOORE’S CAREER RECORD
Years   School           Overall       Conference    Postseason
1989-93 N. Michigan (5) 123-55 (.691)  62-20 (.756)  9-2 (.818) NCAA II
1994-96 Kansas State (3) 61-34 (.642)  21-23 (.477)  2-2 (.500) NCAA I
1997-00 Texas (4)        84-38 (.689)  58-22 (.725)  6-3 (.667) NCAA I
2001-02 Chico State (2)  34-21 (.618)  26-18 (.591   ---
2003-04 N. Michigan (2)  50-8 (.862)   31-5 (.861)   3-2 (.600) NCAA II
2005-   Oregon (7)       136-80        57-71         5-4 (.555) NCAA I
           2005           12-18 (.400)   1-17 (.056)        ---
           2006           17-12 (.586)   7-11 (.389) 0-1 (.000) NCAA I
           2007           22-11 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2008           25-9 (.736)   11-7 (.636)  2-1 (.667) NCAA I
           2009           20-10 (.667)   9-9 (.500)  1-1 (.500) NCAA I
           2010           19-11 (.633)   7-11 (.389)               
           2011            21-9         14-8                           
TOTALS   22 YEARS        488-236       256-160      25-13 (.658)



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 (17) – 1982, 83, 85, 87, 90, 91, 96, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 10
Multiple Teams in Top Four (13) - 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)
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 (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 (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; USC, 2010


NCAA TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS / FINAL FOUR NOTES
 
Total NCAA Titles
Stanford - 6
Penn State - 5
Hawaii - 3
Long Beach State - 3
Nebraska - 3
UCLA - 3
USC - 3
Pacific - 2
Texas - 1
Washington - 1

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

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


THE LAST TIME OREGON VOLLEYBALL:
Won a road match: at #3 California, 3-2, in Berkeley (11/19/11)
Won at home: vs. Oregon State, 3-0 (11/25/11)
Won on the road (Neutral): vs. Liberty, 3-0, D.C. (8/30/11)
Lost a match; at Oregon State, 0-3 (11/22/11)
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. #12 Minn., in D.C., 3-0 (8/27/11)
Current Streak: Won 1 match
Longest Season Win Streak: 10 matches
Longest Season Losing Streak: 4 matches
Won 3-0 at home: Oregon State, 3-0 (11/25/11)
Won 3-0 on the road: at Arizona (11/6/11)
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: ASU, in Eugene (9/18/11)
Won 3-1 on the road: at ASU (11/4/11)
Lost 3-1 at home: vs. # 10 UCLA (11/19/10)
Lost 3-1 on the road:  #6 UCLA, in Los Angeles, 1-3 (10/15/11)
Lost 3-1 at home: vs. #7 Stanford  (10/8/11)
Won 3-2 at home: vs. #1 UCLA, 3-2 (11/11/11)
Won 3-2 on the road: at #3 California, 3-2 (11/19/11)
Lost 3-2 on the road: #8 Minn., in State College (8/27/11)
Lost 3-2 at home:  vs. Utah, 2-3 (10/28/11)
Beat a Pac-12 opponent: Oregon State, 3-0, Eugene (11/25/11)
Lost to a Pac-12 opponent: at Oregon State, 0-3 (11/22/11)
Beat a top-10 team at home: vs. #1 UCLA, 3-2 (11/11/11)
Beat a top-25 team at home: vs. #1 UCLA, 3-2 (11/11/11)
Beat a top-10 team on the road: at #3 California, 3-2, (11/19/11)
Beat a top-25 team on the road: at #3 California, 3-2, (11/19/11)
Lost to a top-10 team at home: vs. #4 USC, 0-3 (11/13/11)
Lost to a top-25 team at home: vs. #4 USC, 0-3 (11/13/11)
Lost to a top-10 team on the road: vs. #6 UCLA, 1-3 (10/15/11)

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

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

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

PRONUNCIATIONS: Shellsy Ashen (SHELL-see), Alaina Bergsma (ah-LANE-ah), Chloe Buckendahl (CHLOE-ee BUCK-in-doll), Kellie Kawasaki (COW-ah-sock-ee),Milica Krstojevic (muh-leetz-ah kris-tohyeah-veetch), Savannah Paffen (PAFF-in), Lauren Plum (PLUMB), Ariana Williams (AR-ee-ahn-ah), CITIES: Gacko (GATZ-KO), Laguna Nigel (lah-GOO-nah nih-GHEL), Poway (POW-way), POSITION: lee-BARE-oh.
 

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

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH (28)    2011 (10)
11 kills, 11 digs vs. Seattle, (3s) (9/2)
12 kills, 16 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18)
14 kills, 11 digs at Colorado, (3s) (9/23)
11 kills, 13 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1/11)
10 kills, 20 digs at #3 USC, (4s) (10/14)
11 kills, 13 digs at #6 UCLA, (4s) (10/15)
10 kills, 18 digs vs. #7 Wash. (3s) (10/22)
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)
    2010 (14)
16 kills, 10 digs vs. Santa Clara (3s) (8/27)
13 kills, 11 digs at Seattle (5s) (9/6)
14 kills, 12 digs (3s) vs. Siena (9/12)
15 kills, 14 digs (3s) vs. Portland (9/15)
15 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18)
19 kills, 14 digs (4s) vs. SHSU (9/18)
11 kills, 10 digs (3s) vs. WSU (9/24)
15 kills, 15 digs (4s) vs. #7 UW (9/25)
14 kills, 10 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8/10)
15 kills, 12 digs (5s) vs. UA (10/9/10)
24 kills, 13 digs (5s) at ASU (11/6/10)
13 kills, 12 digs (4s) at OSU (11/12/10)
14 kills, 12 digs (4s) vs. #10 UCLA (11/19/10)
18 kllls, 19 digs (5s) vs. #6 USC (11/20/10)

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

Lauren Plum, So., S (19)   
    2011 (12)
47 assists, 11 digs (5s) vs. #12 Minn. (9/1)
33 assists, 10 digs vs. Portland State (9/6)
53 assists, 10 digs vs. ASU, (4s) (9/18)
54 assists, 10 digs at WSU, (4s) (10/1)
26 assists, 19 digs vs. #4 Cal, (4s) (10/7)
47 assists, 17 digs vs #7 Stanf. (4s) (10/8)
45 assists, 10 digs vs. WSU (5s) (10/21)
52 assists, 12 digs vs. #7 UW (3s) (10/22)
57 assists, 12 digs vs. Utah (5s) (10/28)
32 assists, 10 digs at Arizona (3s) (11/6)
60 assists, 11 digs at #5 Stanford (5s) (11/18)
57 assists, 14 digs at #3 California (5s) (11/19)
    2010 (7)
53 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. FIU (9/18)
54 assists, 12 digs (4s) vs. ASU (10/8)
44 assists, 12 digs (3s) vs. OSU (10/15)
51 assists, 10 digs (5s) at #8 USC (10/22)
38 assists, 11 digs (3s) vs. #3 Cal (10/30)
65 assists, 10 digs (5s)  at ASU (11/6)
41 assists, 10 digs (4s) vs. #6 UCLA (11/19)

+20 KILLS

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (9)    2011 (7)
27 at Washington State, (4s), (10/1)
26 vs. #7 Stanford, (4s), (10/8)
25 vs. #1 UCLA, (5s), (11/11)
24 at Arizona State, (4s) (11/4)
23 vs. #12 Minnesota, (5s), (8/27)
22 vs. Arizona State, (4s), (9/18)
20 vs. #7 Washington (3s) (10/22)
    2010 (2)
21 vs #7 Washington, 4 sets (9/25)
20 vs. Arizona, 5 sets (10/9)

Katherine Fischer, So., OH (1)    2010 (1)
24 at ASU, 5 sets (11/6)

.500 HITTING (min. 12 att.)

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

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

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

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


Liz Brenner, Fr., OH (3)   
    2011 (3)
.651 (31K-3E-43A), 5s at #5 Stanford (11/18)
.538 (17K-3E-26A), 3s at Amer. (8/31/11)
.526 (12K-2E-19A), 3s vs. Colo. (10/30/11)


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


Ariana Williams, So., MB (7)    2011 (4)
.571 (10K-2E-14A), 3s at Del. (8/30)
.556 (13K-3E-18A), 3s at #3 UW (9/30)
.538 (8K-1E-13A), 3s vs. OSU (11/22)
.529 (11K-2E-17A), 3s vs. #3 UW (10/22)
    2010 (3)
.722 (14K- 1E-18A), 4s, vs FIU (9/18)
.500 (13K, 3E, 20A), 4s, at Fresno (8/28)
.500 (7K, 1E, 12A), 3s, vs. OSU (10/15)

+20 POINTS

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

Alaina Bergsma, So., OH (12)   
    2011 (10)
29 (25K, 2 SA, 1 BS, 1 BA), 5s vs. #1 UCLA (11/11)
28.5 (27K, 1BS, 1BA), 4s at WSU (10/1)
28.5 (24K, 2SA, 2BS, 1 BA), 4s at ASU (11/4)
27.5 (26K, 3 BA), 4s vs. #7 Stan. (10/8)
24 (22K, 0 SA, 2 B), 4s vs. ASU (9/18)
24 (20K, 3 SA, 2 BA), 3s vs. #7 UW (10/22)
23.5 (23K, 0.5B), 5s vs. #12 Minn. (8/27)
21 (19K, 1 SA, 1B), at #1 Penn St. (8/26)
20.5 (17K, 2SA, 3BA), 5s vs. Utah (10/28)
20 (18K, 1 SA, 1 B), vs. Seattle (9/2)
    2010 (2)
23, 4s (21K, 4BA), 4s vs. #7 UW (9/25)
21, 5s (20K, 2BA), 5s vs. Arizona (10/9)

Liz Brenner, Fr., OH (1)   
    2011 (1)
32.5 (31K, 3BA), 5s at #5 Stanford (11/18)

+45 ASSISTS

Lauren Plum, So., S (26)   
    2011 (14)
60, 5s, at #5 Stanford (11/18)
58, 4s, at ASU (11/4)
57, 5s,  at #3 California (11/19)
57, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28)
56, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11)
54, 4s, at Washington State (10/1)
53, 4s, vs. ASU (9/18)
52, 3s, vs. #7 Washington (10/22)
49, 4s, at #3 USC (10/14)
48, 4s, at #1 Penn State (8/26)
48, 4s, at #6 UCLA (10/15)
47, 5s vs. #12 Minnesota (8/27)
47, 4s vs. #7 Stanford (10/8)
45, 5s vs. Washington State (10/21)
    2010 (12)
66, 5s vs. #6 USC (11/20)
65, 5s at ASU (11/7)
56, 5s vs. Arizona (10/9)
55, 5s at Portland State (9/7)
54, 4s vs. Arizona State (10/8)
53, 5s at Seattle (9/6)
51, 4s at Oregon State (11/12)
51, 5s at #8 USC (10/22)
49, 4s vs. Sam Houston (9/18)
49, 4s vs. #7 Washington (9/25)
48, 3s vs. Santa Clara (8/27)
48, 4s at Fresno (8/28)


+20 DIGS

Haley Jacob, So., L (13)   
    2011 (7)
35, 5s, at #5 Stanford (11/18)
25, 5s, vs. Utah (10/28)
23, 4s, at ASU (11/4)
21, 3s, vs. Cal Poly (9/13)
21, 5s, at #3 California (11/19)
20, 4s, vs. #7 Stanford (10/8)
20, 5s, vs. Washington State (10/21)
    2010 (6)
26, 5s, vs. #6 USC (10/20)
24, 4s, vs. #10 UCLA (11/19)
24, 5s, at Seattle (9/6)
23, 5s at ASU (11/6)
22, 4s, vs. ASU (10/8)
22, 5s at #8 USC (10/22)

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

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH  (2)   
    2011 (2)
20, 4s, at #3 USC (10/14)
20, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11)


+4 ACES

Lauren Plum, So., S  (2)   
    2011 (1)
4, 5s, at #3 California (11/19)
    2010 (1)
5, 5s, at Portland State (9/7)

Katherine Fischer, Jr., OH (2)   
    2011 (1)
4, 3s, at Utah (9/24)
    2010 (1)
6, 3s vs. WSU (9/24)

Kellie Kawasaki, Jr., DS  (1)   
    2011 (1)
4, 5s, vs. #1 UCLA (11/11)

 
UO’S RECORD WHEN:
Up 1-0: 16-3    Up 2-0: 13-0    Up 2-1: 5-1
Tied 1-1: 5-5    Tied 2-2: 4-2
Down 0-1: 5-5    Down 0-2: 2-3       Down 1-2: 4-3
3 sets: 13-4    4 sets: 4-3    5 sets: 4-2

Hitting .300: 5-1       Opponent hitting .300: 2-3
Leading in Kills: 21-2       Trailing in Kills: 0-7
Leading in Hitting: 18-1       Trailing in Hitting: 3-8
Leading in Aces: 19-3    Tied: 1-1       Trailing: 1-5
Leading in Blocks: 8-2    Tied: 1-0    Trailing: 12-7


THIS WEEK’S PAC-12 STANDINGS
Team    Conf.    Overall    H    A    N    L10    Strk
USC    20-2    25-4    10-1    12-2    3-1    9-1    W8
UCLA    17-5    24-6    10-2    10-4    4-0    7-3    L1
California    16-6    26-6    14-4    10-2    2-0    6-4    W1
Washington    15-7    23-7    11-2    8-5    4-0    7-3    W4
Stanford    15-7    21-7    12-3    8-4    1-0    6-4    L1
Oregon    14-8    21-9    10-4    10-4    1-1    7-3    W1
Arizona    11-11    19-12    10-5    7-7    2-0    6-4    L1
OSU    8-14    16-16    8-6    5-8    3-2    4-6    W1
Utah    6-16    11-20    6-11    4-8    1-1    3-7    W2
ASU    5-17    9-22    6-8    1-12    2-2    4-6    W1
WSU    4-18    12-20    6-8    3-10    3-2    1-9    L8
Colorado    1-21    6-24    3-10    1-11    2-3    1-9    L2


AVCA COACHES POLL – #13 (11/21)
Rk    School (1st Pl.)    Points    W-L    Prev
*1     USC (53)     1488     24-4     1        
2     Nebraska(2)     1424     23-3     4        
3     Hawai’i (5)     1289     26-1     6        
*4     UCLA     1229     24-5     2        
5     Texas     1215     20-4     9        
*6     Stanford     1180     21-6     5        
7     Illinois     1062     25-4     7        
8     Purdue     1041     25-4     8        
*9     Penn State     1023     21-7     12        
*10     California     987     25-6     3        
*11     Washington     934     21-7     10        
12     Northern Iowa     878     30-1     11        
>13     Oregon     807     20-8     15        
14     Iowa State     763     22-4     13        
15     Tennessee     686     26-3     14        
16     Kentucky     560     26-4     16        
17     Florida     541     23-5     17        
18     Pepperdine     519     21-6     18        
*19     Minnesota     364     16-11     19        
20     San Diego     328     27-4     20        
21     Florida State     297     24-5     21        
22     Michigan     201     19-11     23        
23     LBSU    174     20-6     24        
24     W. Kentucky     108     31-3     NR        
25     Miami (FL)     75     24-4     22

Others Receiving Votes: Colorado State 58; Texas A&M 52; Ohio State 42; Dayton 29; Michigan State 29; Tulsa 29; *Arizona 24; Northern Illinois 15; Duke 13; Cincinnati 11; Kansas State 11; *Oregon State 5.

Dropped Out: Ohio State 25

*indicates Duck opponents in 2011
 

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


OREGON VOLLEYBALL HISTORY
First Season / Postseason Appearances: 1968 / 17
All-Time Overall / Conference Record: 719-663-21 / 178-398
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ‘80)
Career Record / at UO: 488-236, 22nd year / 136-80, 7th year
Assistant Coach: Tina Johnson-Lockhart (Seventh Year, Houston, ‘90)
Assistant Coach: Stacy Metro (Seventh Year, Northern Michigan, ‘94)
Video Technician: Justin Denham (Second Year)
Team Manager / Video Coordinator: Devin Curran  / Joe Skinner
Athletic Trainer / Physician: Katie Forsyth / Dr. Greg Skaggs
Strength Coach / Nutritionist: Joel Favor / James Harris
2010 Overall / Pac-10 Record: 19-11 / 7-11 (7th)
Highest / Final 2010 AVCA National Ranking: 11 / --
Starters Returning / Lost:  4 + libero / 2 (letterwinners r/l: 7/3)
Transfer / Freshman Newcomers: 1 / 5


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


OTHER ONLINE VOLLEYBALL LINKS
NCAA - www.ncaa.com
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2011 INDIVIDUAL SEASON MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills
 .651 (31- 3-43)    Brenner, Liz at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
 .579 (12- 1-19)    Brenner, Liz at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
 .556 (13- 3-18)    Williams, Ariana at #3 Washington (9/30/11)
 .542 (14- 1-24)    Fischer, Katherine at Colorado (9/23/11)
 .538 (17- 3-26)    Bergsma, Alaina at American (8/31/11)
 .526 (12- 2-19)    Brenner, Liz vs Colorado (10/30/11)
 .429 (13- 4-21)    Williams, Ariana at #3 California (11/19/11)
 .414 (15- 3-29)    Williams, Ariana at #3 USC (10/14/11)
 .412 (17- 3-34)    Fischer, Katherine at #3 California (11/19/11)
 .391 (22- 4-46)    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (9/18/11)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
31 (31- 3-43) 5s    Brenner, Liz at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
27 (27- 4-62) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)
26 (26- 9-64) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
25 (25- 7-62) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
24 (24- 5-60) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Arizona State (11/4/11)
23 (23- 6-63) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
22 (22- 4-46) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
20 (20- 6-47) 3s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
19 (19- 8-46) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
19 (19- 6-41) 4s    Fischer, Katherine at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
64 (17-12-64) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs Utah (10/28/11)
64 (26- 9-64) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
63 (23- 6-63) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #12 Minnesota (8/27/11)
62 (25- 7-62) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
62 (27- 4-62) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)

POINTS
32.5 (31- 0- 1.5) 5s    Brenner, Liz at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
29.0 (25- 2- 2.0) 5s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
28.5 (27- 0- 1.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Washington State (10/1/11)
28.5 (24- 2- 2.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina at Arizona State (11/4/11)
27.5 (26- 0- 1.5) 4s    Bergsma, Alaina vs #7 Stanford (10/8/11)

ASSISTS
60 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
58 (4s)    Plum, Lauren at Arizona State (11/4/11)
57 (5s)    Plum, Lauren at #3 California (11/19/11)
57 (5s)    Plum, Lauren vs Utah (10/28/11)
56 (5s)    Plum, Lauren vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)

DIGS
35 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
25 (5s)    Jacob, Haley vs Utah (10/28/11)
23 (4s)    Jacob, Haley at Arizona State (11/4/11)
21 (3s)    Jacob, Haley vs Cal Poly (9/13/11)
21 (5s)    Jacob, Haley at #3 California (11/19/11)

ACES
4    Plum, Lauren at #3 California (11/19/11)
4    Kawasaki, Kellie vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
4    Fischer, Katherine at Utah (9/24/11)
3    Bergsma, Alaina vs #4 USC (11/12/11)
3    Bergsma, Alaina vs Oregon State (11/25/11)

BLOCKS (BS-BA)
8 ( 1- 7)    Bergsma, Alaina at #3 USC (10/14/11)
6 ( 1- 5)    Krstojevic, Milica vs #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
6 ( 0- 6)    Krstojevic, Milica vs Washington State (10/21/11)
5 ( 3- 2)    Williams, Ariana vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
5 ( 2- 3)    Paffen, Savannah vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
5 ( 0- 5)    Krstojevic, Milica vs Arizona (9/16/11)
5 ( 0- 5)    Paffen, Savannah at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
5 ( 0- 5)    Williams, Ariana at #3 USC (10/14/11)
4 ( 2- 2)    Brenner, Liz at #3 California (11/19/11)
4 ( 1- 3)    Williams, Ariana vs #4 USC (11/12/11)


 
2011 TEAM SEASON MATCH HIGHS


ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA)
 .398 (46- 9- 93)    at American (8/31/11)
 .385 (46- 9- 96)    at Colorado (9/23/11)
 .360 (52-12-111)    vs Colorado (10/30/11)
 .355 (46-13- 93)    vs Liberty (8/31/11)
 .327 (49-14-107)    vs Seattle (9/2/11)
 .307 (36- 9- 88)    vs #4 USC (11/12/11)
 .299 (38-12- 87)    vs Arizona (9/16/11)
 .292 (71-21-171)    at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
 .283 (61-22-138)    vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)
 .279 (63-22-147)    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)

KILLS (K-E-TA)
74 (74-29-184) 5s    at #3 California (11/19/11)
71 (71-21-171) 5s    at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
71 (71-35-184) 5s    vs Utah (10/28/11)
68 (68-24-169) 4s    at Arizona State (11/4/11)
68 (68-22-182) 5s    vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
65 (65-27-161) 4s    at Washington State (10/1/11)
64 (64-25-160) 5s    vs Washington State (10/21/11)
63 (63-22-147) 4s    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
62 (62-23-141) 4s    at #1 Penn State (8/26/11)
61 (61-22-138) 3s    vs #7 Washington (10/22/11)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA)
184 (74-29-184) 5s    at #3 California (11/19/11)
184 (71-35-184) 5s    vs Utah (10/28/11)
182 (68-22-182) 5s    vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
171 (71-21-171) 5s    at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
170 (54-32-170) 4s    at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)

ASSISTS
68 (5s)    at #3 California (11/19/11)
67 (5s)    at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
64 (5s)    vs Utah (10/28/11)
63 (5s)    vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
62 (4s)    at Arizona State (11/4/11)

DIGS
80 (5s)    at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
77 (5s)    vs Utah (10/28/11)
75 (4s)    at #3 USC (10/14/11)
72 (5s)    at #3 California (11/19/11)
71 (4s)    at Arizona State (11/4/11)

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

BLOCKS
12.0    vs #1 UCLA (11/11/11)
11.0    at #3 USC (10/14/11)
11.0    vs #7 Stanford (10/8/11)
11.0    at #5 Stanford (11/18/11)
10.5    vs Washington State (10/21/11)
9.5    vs #4 USC (11/12/11)
8.0    at #3 California (11/19/11)
8.0    at #6 UCLA (10/15/11)
8.0    vs Arizona (9/16/11)
7.5    vs Arizona State (9/18/11)
 


 
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