* Click the link to the right to go directly to the Ohio State tournament home page.

 

UPCOMING DUCK VOLLEYBALL ACTION - WEEKS 1 & 2
D.C. Kohl Sports Import Classic, Columbus, Ohio
- www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com
- vs. Toledo, Fri., 8/24, 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time – www.UTrockets.com
- vs. Houston, Sat., 8/25, 10:30 a.m. PT – www.UHcougars.com
- vs. No. 24 Ohio State, Sat., 8/25, 4:30 p.m. PT – www.OhioStateBuckeyes.com

Baymont Invitational, Athens, Ohio - www.OhioBobcats.com
- vs. Western Carolina, Fri., 8/31, 1 p.m. Pacific Time – www.CatamountSports.com
- vs. No. 13 Kentucky, Sat., 9/1, 10 a.m. PT – www.UKathletics.com
- vs. Ohio, Athens, Sun., 9/2, 8 a.m. PT – www.OhioBobcats.com


WHAT’S ON TAP
Showcasing one of its most talented teams ever, the No. 20 University of Oregon volleyball team (0-0) kicks off its 45th season of play with six matches the next two weekends in the Buckeye State.

On Friday and Saturday in the D.C. Kohl Sports Import Classic, UO plays three matches at St. John Arena in Columbus in the span of 26 hours. UO opens against Toledo, including the tourney finale vs. returning NCAA Regional advancer and No. 24 Ohio State.

The following weekend in the Baymont Invitational, UO has single matches each day, Friday-Sunday, August 31-September 2 at Athens, Ohio. UO has another top-25 tilt vs. No. 13 Kentucky, and matches vs. Western Carolina and host Ohio.

Under the direction of eighth-year head coach Jim Moore, Oregon welcomes back six starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s squad that went 21-10 overall and placed sixth in the Pac-12 (14-8).

In 2011, UO was also rewarded with its fifth NCAA tournament trip the past six years, its sixth straight +19-win season, and its third, upper division league finish under Moore.

The future is even brighter, thanks to a freshman class ranked #14 nationally by PrepVolleyball.com.


AROUND THE CORNER
In two weeks, Ducks return home in September to kick off their 12-match home schedule with a pair of non-conference tilts vs. UC Santa Barbara (Wed., 9/5) and St. Mary's (Mon., 9/10). The Ducks then wrap the non-conference slate at Portland State (Wed., 9/12).

A week later, UO opens the Pac-12 season at home at Matthew Knight Arena vs. Oregon State, Wednesday, September 19 at 7 p.m. – the first Civil War match-up of 2012-13 and sponsored by PacificSource Health Plans and Northwest Dodge Dealers.


NON-CONFERENCE NOTORIETY
Overall in his tenure in Eugene, Moore has led UO to a 73-4 non-conference regular season mark, and his .948 non-conference winning percentage is easily the best of any Duck volleyball coach. 

Thanks to last year’s upset at No. 1 Penn State, Oregon is 7-0 in season openers in that span. Other wins in that stretch came over UC Irvine (2006, 3-0), Idaho State (2007, 3-0), No. 23 New Mexico State (2008, 3-1), San Francisco (2009, 3-0) and Santa Clara (2010, 3-0).


GET YOUR TICKETS
Looking ahead to one of the most exciting home slates ever, the Ducks’ 12-match home schedule will feature 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.


UPCOMING OPPONENT ALL-TIME SERIES
In the all-time series vs. the opening weekends’ opponents, UO owns advantages over Ohio State (2-1) and Ohio (1-0), while Kentucky sports a 2-0 ledger vs. the Ducks.

UO will meet Houston, Toledo and Western Carolina for the first time.

Oregon beat Ohio, 3-1, in their only meeting in 1997, and split its first two meetings with Ohio State in 1996 (2-1 win) and 1996 (3-2 loss). UO’s first meeting with Kentucky was in 1981 (a 2-1 UK decision).

During Jim Moore’s tenure, UO won at Ohio State, 3-0, in 2007 (30-17, 30-18, 30-27), and lost 3-0 at Kentucky in the NCAA Second Round in 2009 (20-25, 22-25, 17-25).

In that latter match, current Ducks that played included the senior trio of outside hitter Katherine Fischer (8 kills, 11 digs), and libero/defensive specialists Haley Jacob (1 dig) and Kellie Kawasaki (14 digs).


OPPONENT NOTES

Toledo: The Rockets were tabbed to finish fifth in the Conference USA preseason poll after they went 10-18 last year and finished fifth in the C-USA West Division (6-10). Fourth-year head coach Greg Smith sports a 40-47 record at the school and welcomes back five starters and 10 letterwinners from last season. The Rockets welcome back a veteran group of attackers - senior Sondra Parys and juniors Dakota Harkins, Jordan Kielty, Lauren Rafdal and Becca Reidy - who have seen extensive action but will be without Kassie Kadera. The three-time All-MAC Second Team setter graduated in ’11 after she ranked 36th nationally in assists (11.40 per set), and junior Adria Pryor will compete for the vacant starting slot with freshman Alex Hines.

Houston: The Cougars return eight players from last year’s squad that went 19-11 and 12-8 in Conference USA action. The senior duo of outside hitter Katie Norris and middle blocker Chandace Tryon were tabbed to the All-C-USA Second Team, and sophomore setter Caitlin Ogletree is a returning All-Freshman Team pick.  Among the team’s 10 newcomers, four transfers - senior Abby Simmons (Utah), junior Cortney Warren (Alabama) and sophomores Kaiti Waters (Houston Baptist) and Taylor Whileyman (Central Arkansas) - are joined by six freshmen. Under the direction of head coach Kaddie Platt, UH was tabbed fifth in the Conference USA preseason poll.  The first-year mentor served the prior 17 seasons as the head coach at Houston Baptist (499-157) and led the team to eight league championships, five regional titles and six NAIA national tournament trips (including a runner-up honor in ’02 when she was tabbed the NAIA Coach of the Year).

No. 24 Ohio State: The Buckeyes were tabbed sixth in the Big Ten Preseason poll and return five starters from last year’s squad that advanced to the NCAA Regional semifinal. The Buckeyes staked a 21-15 record in '11 and finished seventh in the Big Ten with a 9-11 record. Senior outside hitters Emily Danks and Mari Hole were returning All-America honorable mentions from 2011, and were starters last year with senior middle blocker Mariah Booth and senior setter Amanda Peterson. Fourth-year head coach Geoff Carlston (61-42) also guided the Buckeyes to the NCAA tourney in 2010 and lost in the second round at home to eventual NCAA runner-up California. In his prior stint at Ohio, he was a four-time MAC Coach of the Year and led the team to five NCAA tourneys in as many years, including a regional trip in ’05.

Western Carolina: The Catamounts returns nine players from last year’s squad (13-20, 8-8) that staked its most wins since ’03 (16), and earned second-year head coach Karen Glover Southern Conference Coach of the Year honors. Two WCU outside hitters were 2011 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team picks – Caitlin Piechota and Jordan Timmermann. Piechota led the team in kills (286) and stood second in double-doubles (12), while Timmermann ranked second on the squad in digs (355) and third in kills (251) and double-doubles (7). Junior libero Morgan Cochran has paced the team in digs the last two years and was a 2010 SoCon All-Freshman Team pick.

No. 13 Kentucky: The Wildcats topped the SEC in the preseason AVCA national rankings in 2012 with their third preseason top-25 ranking under head coach Craig Skinner. The eighth-year coach (158-65) has piloted UK to a school-record, seven straight NCAA tourneys, and a 28-6 record last year and 17-3 mark in SEC play. Among the team's six returning starters, senior Stephanie Klefot is a two-time SEC Libero of the Year and was a second-team All-American in 2011. Junior right side attacker Whitney Billings was an honorable mention All-American and All-SEC first-team pick last year after she averaged 2.44 kills and 2.58 digs and had a team-high six double-doubles.

Ohio: In 2011, fifth-year head coach Ryan Theis (96-38) led the Bobcats to 23-10 record and MAC East title (and 13-3 mark) after back-to-back NCAA second-round trips in 2009 and ‘10. Three players were tabbed to the All-MAC East Division Preseason Team in 2012 – Chelsea Bigger, Lexie Hartnett and Kelly Lamberti. Lamberti finished ’11 ranked second in the league in scoring (4.30 p/s) and kills (3.72 p/s) and fifth in service aces (0.24 p/s), and led the team in double-doubles (19). Hartnett also was an ’11 All-MAC pick after she ranked third in the league in blocks (1.04 p/s), and helped the squad rank 19th nationally (2.67 p/s). Bilger was an All-MAC Freshman Team choice last year after she notched 13 double-doubles and stood second in the team in kills (2.83 p/s) and third in points (3.17 p/s) and digs (2.60 p/s).


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.


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 seven-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.

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.


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: 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


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), First Round at Honolulu, Hawai'i 
2009 Clemson - W 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-20), First Round at Lexington, Kent.
2009 Kentucky - L, 0-3 (20-25, 22-25, 17-25), Second Round at Lexington, Kent.
2008 Delaware - W, 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-15), First Round at Washington, D.C.
2008 North Carolina - W, 3-1 (25-20, 24-26, 25-19, 25-19), Second 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), First Round at Manhattan, Kan.
2007 Kansas State - W, 3-2 (24-30, 20-30, 30-27, 36-34, 15-11), Second 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), First Round at Long Beach State


ON THE NCAA / PAC-12 CHARTS
In the final Pac-12 stat standings in 2011, Oregon ranked third in kills (14.44 per set) and assists (13.32 p/s), and stood top 60 nationally in four categories: kills (12th, 14.44 p/s), assists (15th, 13.32 p/s), win-loss percentage (65th, .677) and hitting (60th, .236).

On the individual front, junior setter Lauren Plum ranked second in the conference in assists and 10th nationally (11.67 per set). Similarly, redshirt senior outside hitter Alaina Bergsma stood third in points (5.12 p/s) and kills (4.51 p/s) and fifth in aces (0.26 p/s) in the league and 12th and 14th nationally, respectively, in the first two categories.

Two shy of the league season high, Brenner’s 31 kills tied her for third in the Pac-12, 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 fourth 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 30 and 27th kills vs. Colorado State and WSU is the sixth- and 10th-best overall, and the latter tied for the conference season best in a non-five set match. She also logged the Pac-12’s seventh, 10th-, and 11th-best point marks with her 30 vs. CSU, 29 in a five-set win vs. No. 1 UCLA and 28.5 in four-set wins at both ASU and WSU.

Plum sported 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 were the fifth-  ninth- and 12th-best overall. Senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer's, senior defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki’s and junior setter Lauren Plum’s team-high four aces tied for eighth-best in the league in 2012.

Junior middle blocker Ariana Williams ranked top 10 several weeks in the Pac-12 in the second half of the season, and was only .18 away from the 10th-best mark at season’s end with her team-season best mark (.307).

Duck Leader – Pac-12 Category, Ranking, Total    (Pac-12 Leader, Team, Total)
Lauren Plum - Assists, 2nd, 11.67 p/s    (Kendall Bateman, USC - Assists, 12.03)
Alaina Bergsma - Points, 4th, 5.12 p/s    (Alex Jupiter, USC - Points, 5.39 p/s)
Alaina Bergsma – Kills, 3rd 4.51 p/s    (Meagan Ganzer, WSU - Kills, 4.88 p/s)
Alaina Bergsma – Aces, 4th-t, 0.26 p/s    (Alex Jupiter, USC - Aces, 0.50 p/s)
Lauren Plum – Double-Doubles, 5th-t, 12    (Karissa Cook, ASU; Rachel Williams, Stanford – 20)
Haley Jacob – Digs, 7th  4.39 p/s    (Stephanie Preach, ASU - Digs, 5.26 p/s)
Katherine Fischer – Double-Doubles, 7th-t, 10    (Karissa Cook, ASU; Rachel Williams, Stanford – 20)
Alaina Bergsma – Double-Doubles, 16th-t, 7    (Karissa Cook, ASU; Rachel Williams, Stanford – 20)
Milica Krstojevic – Blocks, NR, 0.70 p/s    (Carly Wopat, Stanford – Blocks, 1.63 p/s)
Ariana Williams – Hitting, NR, .313    (Lauren Williams, USC – Hitting, .394)

UO NCAA Team Rankings (National Leader)
Kills: 12th, 14.44 p/s (Northern Illinois 15.02)
Assists: 15th, 13.32 p/s (Northern Illinois 13.99)
Win-Loss Pct.: 65th, .677 (UNI .943)
Hitting: 60th, .236 (Florida .309)
Digs: 125th, 15.41 p/s (S. Mississippi 18.75)
Aces: 170th, 1.15 p/s (South Carolina St. 2.10)
Blocks: 214th, 1.81 p/s (Stanford 3.18)
UO NCAA Individual Rankings (National Leader)
Assists: Lauren Plum, 10th, 11.67 p/s (K. Hoffman, NIU, 12.27)
Points: Alaina Bergsma, 12th, 5.12 (L. Wicinski, NIU, 6.18)
Kills: Alaina Bergsma, 17th, 4.51 p/s (L. Wicinski, NIU, 5.34)
Hitting: Ariana Williams, 163rd,.307 (Tindall Sewell, Davidson,.430)
Digs: Haley Jacob, 136th, 4.39 (Kim Maroon, Villanova, 6.87)


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, Chloe) and five freshmen (Martenne Bettendorf, Clelia DeFelice, Canace Finley, Maddie Magee, Tatum Norton).


ON THE CHARTS
Five Ducks were easy to spot on various program all-time lists at the end of the 2011 campaign, and here are updates to watch for in 2012.

Alaina Bergsma, RSr., OH
Career Points (p/s), 8th, 937.0 (7th is 991.5, 6th is 991.5)
Career Hitting, (7th), .250 (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, 1057.0 (5th is 1217.0, 4th is 1315.5)

Haley Jacob, Sr., L
Match Digs, 7th, 35, 2011 (6th is 37, 5th is 39)
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)
Career Digs, 8th, 1052 (7th is 1106, 6th is 1149)
Career Digs (p/s), 2nd, 3.83 (1st is 5.11)

Lauren Plum, Jr., S
Career Assists Per Set, (1st), 11.71 (2nd is 10.95)
Career Assists, 5th, 2,576 (4th is 2,673, 3rd is 2732)
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
Season Hitting, (8th), .307, 2011 (6th is .311, 5th is .324)


IN THE POLLS
In mid-August, Oregon continued it remarkable national rankings run with a No. 20 preseason pick in the AVCA Coaches Poll.

The Ducks received their 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 recent stretch – 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.

Overall during his tenure, Oregon has now been ranked top 25 for 75 editions (2011-14; ’10-13; ’09-16; ’08-16; ’07-13; ’06-2), including 40 in the top 15, and all 14 of the team’s ever top-10 honors.

The Ducks were one of six Pac-12 schools spotted in the top 20 with returning national champion and No. 1 UCLA, No. 5 USC, No. 6 Stanford, No. 14 Washington and No. 17 California. A seventh NCAA Tournament returnee from the league - Arizona - also received votes.

Overall in the poll, UCLA was joined in the top five by No. 2 Texas, No. 3 Penn State and No. 4 Nebraska. Last December, the Bruins defeated Illinois - No. 7 in Monday's edition - for the national title in four sets. Last year's other semifinalists included USC and Florida State (with the latter tabbed No. 12 Monday).

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/poll-8-13-12di/  URL address.

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).

Last fall, Oregon was tabbed No. 13 to end the regular season - its highest position of the season and its best since it stood 13th in early October 2010. Three weeks later in the year-end edition, it stood No. 24 overall.

In prior years under Moore, UO was ranked 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: *2012: Preseason – 20th. 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; 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
In 2011, Oregon flexed its balance in all phases of the game, especially in the hitting and blocking categories. The Ducks 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.
 
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 (15)
- 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)
- vs. Colorado St. (Jacob 32, Fischer 15, Kawasaki 11, Bergsma 10)

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

Duck 2011 Match Category Leaders
- Kills – 4 players (Bergsma 24, Fischer 4, Williams 4, Brenner 2)
- Hitting Pct. – 5 players (Williams 9, Bergsma 7, Brenner 7, Fischer 5, Krstojevic 3)
- Blocks – 8 players (Williams 13, Krstojevic 10, Bergsma 6, Brenner 4, Paffen 4, Fischer 3, Plum 3, Wheeler 1)
- Points – 4 players (Bergsma 24, Williams 3, Fischer 2, Brenner 2)
- Digs – 5 players (Jacob 21, Fischer 7, Plum 3, Bergsma 2, Kawasaki 1)
- Assists – 1 player (Plum 31)
- Service Aces – 10 players (Bergsma 12, Plum 10,  Jacob 6, Fischer 5, Ashen 3, Kawasaki 3, Kawasaki 2, Buckendahl 1, Jacob 1, Krstojevic 1)


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 (136-82, 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).

With its 10 straight wins earlier this year, Oregon has won nine or more straight matches each of the last six years 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 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 73 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
In 2011, Oregon picked up AVCA National Player of the Week honors for the fifth straight season after junior 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 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.


BRAINS & BRAWN
In 2012, senior outside hitter Katherine Fischer repeated as a Capital One Academic All-America First Team choice after she picked up Third-Team honors in 2011.

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).


HOME COURT MAGIC
Last 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-20 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)
- 2,346 (#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-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.

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 488-237 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 (7)       136-81 (.626)   58-72(.446) 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           21-10 (.677)   14-8 (.637) 0-1 (.000) NCAA I                  
TOTALS   23 YEARS        488-237(.673) 256-160(.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:
 
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; 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)
Current Streak: Lost 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: 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: 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)


2012 University of Oregon Ducks Numerical Roster
No.    Name    Pos.    HT    CL    Hometown/Previous School(s)
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 GEL), Poway (POW-ay), Sammamish (suh-MAM-ish); POSITION: lee-BARE-oh.


 
NOTABLE DUCK STATISTICS / NOTES
 
DOUBLE-DOUBLES
Alaina Bergsma, RJr., OH (8)    2011 (8)
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)
30 kills, 10 digs, vs. CSU (5) (12/1)

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 (10)    2011 (8)
30 vs. Colorado State, (5s), (12/1)
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 (13)    2011 (11)
32 (30K, 1 SA, 2 BA), 5s, vs Colorado State (12/1)
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 (27)    2011 (15)
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)
55, 5s, vs. Colorado State (12/1)
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 (14)    2011 (8)
35, 5s, at #5 Stanford (11/18)
32, 5s, vs. Colorado State (12/1)
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  (3)    2011 (2)
4, 5s, at #3 California (11/19)
4, 5s, vs. Colorado State (12/1)
    2010 (1)
5, 5s, at Portland State (9/7)

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

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

 
UO’S 2011 RECORD WHEN:
Up 1-0: 16-4    Up 2-0: 13-0    Up 2-1: 5-1
Tied 1-1: 5-6    Tied 2-2: 4-3
Down 0-1: 5-5    Down 0-2: 2-3       Down 1-2: 4-4
3 sets: 13-4    4 sets: 4-3    5 sets: 4-3

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


AVCA PRESEASON COACHES POLL

Rk    School (1st Pl.)    Points    W-L    Prev
*1    UCLA (54)    1485    30-6    1   
2    Texas (1)    1341    25-5    4   
3    Penn State    1302    25-8    9   
4    Nebraska (1)    1281    25-5    12   
*5    USC (1)    1233    29-5    3   
*6    Stanford (3)    1197    22-8    14   
7    Illinois    1163    30-5    2   
8    Hawai’i    989    31-2    5   
9    Purdue    935    29-5    10   
10    Iowa State    886    25-6    8   
11    Pepperdine    801    25-7    6   
12    Florida State    770    28-7    7   
*13    Kentucky    724    28-6    13   
*14    Washington    677    24-8    17   
15    Tennessee    652    28-4    19   
16    Minnesota    616    20-12    15   
*17    California    583    26-7    16   
18    Florida    543    27-6    11   
19    San Diego    476    28-5    T-20   
>20    Oregon    366    21-10    24   
21    Northern Iowa    286    33-2    18   
22    Kansas State    246    22-11    22   
23    Michigan    210    22-13    T-20
24    Ohio State    163    20-15    23   
25    Colorado State    136    24-6    25   

Others Receiving Votes: Long Beach State 66; North Carolina 57; Dayton 42; *St. Mary’s (Ca.) 33; Michigan State 30; Louisville 28; Tulsa 25; LSU 24; Western Kentucky 24; *Arizona 17; Texas A&M 15; Miami (FL) 13; BYU 12; Missouri 9; Cincinnati 6; Oklahoma 4; Wichita State 3

*indicates Duck opponents in 2012

2012 PAC-12 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
                      2011 Record            2011 NCAA
Preaseason Prediction Overall Pac-10    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)      1stt 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: 719-664-21 (45 years) / 178-398
Conference Championships: 1 (1973)


OREGON VOLLEYBALL TEAM INFORMATION
Head Coach: Jim Moore (Long Beach State ’80, Eighth Year)
Career Record / at UO: 488-238, 22nd year / 136-80, 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)
Team Manager / 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
Rich Kern - www.ncaa.www.richkern.com
NCAA RPI index - http://web1.ncaa.org/app_data/weeklyrpi/2011WVBrpi1.html
NCAA Record Book - http://www.ncaa.org/wps/wcm/connect/public/ncaa/resources/stats/volleyball/index.html

2011 INDIVIDUAL SEASON MATCH HIGHS

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 12 kills
 .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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