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Ducks Stand Out in NCAA & Pac-10 Stat Categories
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Release Date: 11/09/2010
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EUGENE - Heading into Friday's Civil War volleyball rematch at Oregon State, several Ducks are climbing up all-time team season and career categories after frequenting Pac-10 / NCAA charts all season long.

Last week, senior outside hitter Heather Meyers moved up a position on the Oregon all-time season aces chart. Here are her current standings and improvements to watch for:

- Career Service Aces – 2nd, 168 (1st is 200)
- Career Attack Pct. - 3rd, .291 (2nd is .316)
- Career Points – 3rd, 1,615 (1st is 1,852)
- Career Service Aces Per Set – 4th-t, 0.40 (3rd is 0.48)
- Career Kills – 6th, 1,314 (5th is 1,353)
- Career Attack Attempts – 9th, 2,912 (8th is 3,075)
- Season Service Aces – 6th, 55 (4th-t is 59, 3rd is 60)
 
In other UO all-time season categories, here are several other Ducks' current standings:
 
- Haley Jacob – Digs, 11th, 362 (10th is 379)
- Haley Jacob – Digs Per Set, 7th, 4.02 (6th is 4.03)
- Ariana Williams – Hitting, 11th, .303 (10th is .304)
- Lauren Plum – Assists Per Set, 5th, 11.78 (4th is 12.08)

 

NATIONAL CLASS
On the national charts this week, Meyers ranked top five nationally in service aces per set for the seventh straight edition (fifth, 0.62), only .08 behind Emily Danks of Ohio State (first, 0.70).

For comparison’s sake, the Temecula, Calif., native led the nation for five weeks last year and ended the campaign ranked 32nd nationally with her 0.43 per set average, while last year’s national leader Ashley Herman of Delaware State logged a 0.63 average.

In other national categories in the top 50, freshman setter Lauren Plum climbed two spots nationally this week in assists (11.78 per set), and Meyers stood 34th in points (4.55 p/s).

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

A complete list of Oregon's team / individual rankings follow:

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

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

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

Pac-10 Most Service Aces - Career
1. 198 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1986-89
2. 171 Logan Tom, STAN, 1999-2002
*3t. 168 Heather Meyers, ORE, 2007-present
3t. 165 Elaine Youngs, UCLA, 1988-92
5t. 162 Kim Glass, ARIZ, 2002-05
5t. 162 Brook Coulter, CAL, 1996-99
7. 161 April Ross, USC, 2000-03
8. 159 Natalie Williams, UCLA, 1989-92
9. 156 Sanja Tomasevic, WASH, 2002-05
10. 154 Terry Lauchner, ARIZ, 1987-90
 
Pac-10 Most Service Aces - Season
1. 91 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1987 (134)
2. 87 Teresa Smith, STAN, 1986 (126)
3. 80 Kiyomi Morino, ARIZ, 1987 (100)
4t. 66 Logan Tom, STAN, 2001 (122)
4t. 66 Daiva Tomkus, UCLA, 1988 (114)
6. 63 Ashley Ivy, STAN, 2002 (122)
7. 61 Julie Jeffery, ORE, 1990 (107)
8. 59 Mira Djuric, ORE, 2005 (107)
8 .59 April Ross, USC, 2003 (113)
8. 59 Nancy Hillman, USC, 1988 (125)
-  55 Heather Meyers, Oregon, 2010 (75)


FAB FROSH
With three weeks to go before the Pac-10 announces its All-Freshman Team, several newcomers have been busy proving their worth among their nations' top newcomers.

This week, setter Lauren Plum ranked seventh nationally overall in assists (11.78) and tops among freshmen, and is one of only two frosh with Pepperdine’s Kellie Woolever (19th, 11.37) directing a top-25 offense (UO is 24th at .262 and Pepperdine is 18th at .273).

Middle blocker Ariana Williams stood 15th nationally among frosh in hitting (.303), second among frosh in the Pac-10 and second overall for Oregon. Other Duck frosh ranked top 25 nationally in their class included Meyers (points, 17th, 4.55 p/s) and Fischer (points, 20th, 4.05 p/s; kills, 23rd, 3.47 p/s).

On the all-time Oregon lists, Plum’s assist per set average (11.78) ranks fifth-best in school history and second in the modern scoring format (25-point, rally scoring). For comparison’s sake, Plum is not far off then-senior Nevena Djordjevic’s total (12.38) last year that ranked second nationally and third all-time for UO.

Williams’ hitting mark also stands sixth all-time among Ducks and fourth-best among UO frosh all-time behind Meyers (.347, 2007), Stephanie Martin (.311, 2001) and Tanja Nikolic (.307, 1998).

In this week’s Pac-10 stats, Williams owned the top frosh hitting mark in a match and second-best overall in the league this year – her .722 total  (14K-1E-18A) against returning NCAA qualifier Florida International.

Plum topped Pac-10 frosh at all positions in doubles-doubles (6), and owned the best freshman aces mark (5) and fifth-best overall (behind four teammates’ efforts) from the five-set win at PSU. The Poway, Calif., native posted the most assists among all league players in a three-set match (48) in 2010 from her collegiate debut against frequent NCAA qualifier Santa Clara, and her 65 in five sets at ASU is third-most overall among all players.

 

PACING THE PAC-10
In this week's Pac-10 stats, Meyers continued to lead in service aces (0.62 per set), and ranked seventh in points (4.55 p/s), and Fischer stood third in double-doubles (11-tied) and aces (0.31 p/s), respectively, among UO’s nine, top-10 individual sightings.

Not surprisingly, Meyers has been a frequent sighting in past years in the aces category and led the league as a freshman in ’07 (0.41 p/s) and ranked second as a junior in ’09 (0.43 p/s). In past years, she also ranked top-10 in hitting (2007, fourth, .347), kills (2009, ninth, 3.49 p/s) and points (2009, eighth, 4.25 p/s).

Among 2010 season highs, Meyers led the Pac-10 in most aces in a match (6) with her three efforts vs. American, Arizona State and PSU, as did Fischer with her six against WSU, while Plum was tied for fifth with her five at PSU. Oregon’s 17 aces vs. Portland State was tops among teams in the Pac-10 this year - three more than the next best tally - and tied for eighth-best all-time in Pac-10 history.

Other Ducks ranked top-10 in best match totals this year include Williams (hitting, second, .722 vs. FIU), Fischer (hitting, fifth, .647 vs. American) and sophomore Jocelyn Levig (blocks, sixth-tie, 9 at Seattle)

In team categories, Oregon led the conference in service aces for the seventh straight week (1.72) over Oregon State and Washington (second-tied, 1.43 per set), and a complete list of Duck team and individual Pac-10 rankings follow:

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

 

 

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