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WCC Women's Volleyball Weekly Notes

Sept. 23, 2008

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PEPPERDINE CONTINUES TO ROLL UNBEATEN AT 12-0

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Cal State Bakersfield at Loyola Marymount Los Angeles, CA
7:00 PM
Seattle University at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
7:00 PM
Penn at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Penn at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
7:00 PM
Seattle University a San Francisco San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM

AROUND THE WCC

WCC Player of the Week
Cmaylo led the Broncos to sweeps over Sacramento State and at then-No. 22 Long Beach State. Cmaylo was particularly dominant in the Broncos' win over Long Beach State, tallying a match-high 12 kills on a blistering .647 hitting percentage. The senior middle blocker controlled the nets, registering 10 total blocks (1 solo, 9 assists) to help limit Long Beach State to a .038 hitting percentage for the match. On the week, Cmaylo averaged 3.22 kpg, 1.67 bpg, while hitting a solid .396.

Two WCC Teams Ranked Among The Nation's Best
Two West Coast Conference women's volleyball teams are ranked in national polls. The University of San Diego is ranked No. 15 in the CSTV/AVCA Coaches Poll, while Pepperdine University is ranked No. 13 in the Volleyball Magazine Poll and just recently broke into the top 20 CSTV/AVCA Poll at No. 16, which is five spots up from last week. At 12-0, Pepperdine is one of only six teams in the country to remain undefeated.

National Leaders Among the WCC
Several players in the WCC rank among the nation's best in several categories. Notable leaders are Jessica Nyrop (USD) and Kapua Kamana'o (SMC), who are ninth and 13th in assists per game, while Julie Rubenstein (PEP) and Amy DeGroot (USD) are eighth and 12th in kills per game. As a team, San Diego ranks first in assists per game and in kills per game.

1,000 Kill and Dig Club
The WCC welcomes back several players who are on pace to eclipse the 1,000 kill and dig mark.


NAMECAREER KILLSCAREER DIGS
Emily Day, LMU:         1,236           993Brittany Lowe, SCU:     1,247           1,007Julie Rubenstein, PEP:  1,471           814


WCC TEAM NOTES

SCHOOL TEAM NOTES
UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Overall Record: 6-9-0
WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Bulldogs went 2-2 beating Idaho, before heading to the Pitt Invitational where they lost to host Pittsburgh and Virginia Commonwealth, before defeating Eastern Michigan.

  • Denise Van de Mortel is third on the WCC double-doubles list with six for the season. Her most recent one came in the match against VCU, where she had 20 digs and 54 assists. Van de Mortel continues to pace the conference with 626 assists on the season.

  • In the win against Idaho, Michelle Boevers tied her season-high with 16 kills.

  • Elaina Renius continues to lead the conference with 76.0 total blocks and 209 total kills. She had a career-high 22 kills last week against Washington State.

  • Gonzaga will take this week off before starting conference play next week, when it travels to face San Diego (10/2) and San Francisco (10/4).
  • Oct. 2
    at San Diego - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 4
    at San Francisco - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 9-4-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Lions went 2-1, beating UCSB, before hosting the LMU Tournament and beating UC Riverside and losing to Arizona in the championship.

  • Emily Day led the way for the Lions over the week, registering 48 kills, 20 of which came in the win over UCSB. Day is second in the conference in total kills with 199 on the season and in points with 228.5.

  • In the loss against Arizona, Megan Nash had a match-high .364 hitting percentage for the Lions and is currently fourth on the conference list, hitting .368 for the season.

  • As a team, the Lions lead the conference in digs per game (14.83).

  • This week, the Lions end non-conference play by taking on Cal State Bakersfield at home (9/26), before beginning conference play at Santa Clara (10/2).
  • Sep. 26
    vs. Cal State Bakersfield - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 2
    at Santa Clara - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 12-0-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves once again went undefeated, winning their Pepperdine Asics Classic, beating UCSB, Cal State Northridge, and Texas State.

  • The Waves placed three players on the all-tournament team in Cassi Chamberlain, Rachel Lumsden, and Julie Rubenstein, who collected her fourth straight tournament MVP honor.

  • Rubenstein currently leads the conference in two categories: points per game (5.33) and kills per game (4.46). She is also second in aces per game (.41) and third in hitting percentage (.370)

  • The Waves (12-0) are one win away from tying their best start in school history when they started 13-0 in 1997. Pepperdine has lost a total of only three sets this year.

  • Pepperdine takes this week off before starting conference play at Saint Mary's (10/2).
  • Oct. 2
    at Saint Mary's - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-10-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Portland went 1-3, losing at Oregon, before going to the Hawkeye Holiday Inn Challenge, losing to host Iowa and Tulsa, before beating DePaul.

  • Marissa Plummer made the all-tournament team, leading the way for the Pilots with 10 blocks over the tournament and had a .288 hitting percentage.

  • Jessica Clemens currently leads the conference in service aces with 22 of the team's 69 and also has the conference match-high with 10 against South Florida.

  • Clemens had a double-double (16 kills, 13 digs) in the win over De Paul and is fourth in the conference with five total double-doubles.

  • Portland will take this week off, before starting conference play next week where it will head down to face San Francisco (10/2) and San Diego (10/4).
  • Oct. 2
    at San Francisco - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 4
    at San Diego - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Gaels went 1-1 at the Cal Poly Invitational, beating No. 19 host Cal Poly before losing to No. 6 Stanford.

  • In the match against Cal Poly, Taylor Groess posted a team-high 19 kills with a .333 hitting percentage.

  • Kapua Kamana'o regained the top spot on the league's assists leader board as she is averaging 11.23 assists per game.

  • Megan York had a double-double (16 kills, 20 digs) in the win against Cal Poly. York is second in the conference with seven double-doubles, one behind the conference leader.

  • This week, the Gaels continue in non-conference play, taking on Seattle University (9/26) and Pennsylvania (9/27).
  • Sep. 26
    vs. Seattle University - 7:00 PM

    Sep. 27
    vs. Pennsylvania - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 10-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Toreros went 2-1, beating UC Riverside, before heading to the University of Washington Tournament, losing to host Washington, before beating Seattle University.

  • In the win against Seattle, Amy DeGroot recorded a double-double with 11 kills and 13 digs. DeGroot is third in the league in kills average at 4.30 kpg.

  • In the match against Washington, Jessica Nyrop led the team with 16 assists and is second in the league with 11.21 apg.

  • The Toreros lead the conference in assists average (14.07 apg) and kills average (15.18).

  • San Diego is idle this week off before heading into conference play, where the Toreros will take on Gonzaga (10/2) and Portland (10/4) at home.
  • Oct. 2
    vs. Gonzaga - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 4
    vs. Portland - 1:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-4-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Dons went 2-1 at the Fullerton Classic, beating host Cal State Fullerton, before losing to No. 9 Cal and beating Central Connecticut State.

  • The Dons had two players make the all-tournament team in Sarah Mandala and Darcy Carroll. Mandala averaged 4.55 kills on .344 hitting, while Carroll averaged 10.55 assists and 1.91 digs.

  • Mandala is fifth in the conference in kills (3.89 kpg), while Carroll leads the league in digs (4.58 dpg).

  • Alix Gombos (.398) and Carly Babin (.388) are one-two in the conference in hitting percentage.

  • This week, the Dons take on Pennsylvania (9/26) and Seattle University (9/27) at home.
  • Sep. 26
    vs. Pennsylvania - 7:00 PM

    Sep. 27
    vs. Seattle University - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Santa Clara went 2-1, beating Sacramento State, before splitting a pair of games at No. 22 Long Beach State.

  • In the win over Long Beach State, Anna Cmaylo led the way with match-highs of 12 kills and 10 total blocks.

  • In the win over the 49ers, Brittany Lowe had a double-double (11k, 11 d). Lowe has now passed the 1,000 career dig mark and is the only current Bronco with both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.

  • The Broncos are tied for league lead in service aces with a total of 63, with freshman Libby Morrison leading the way with 13.

  • The Broncos take this week off before entering conference play, where they will take on Loyola Marymount (10/2) and Pepperdine (10/4) at home.
  • Oct. 2
    vs. Loyola Marymount - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 4 vs. Pepperdine - 1:00 PM