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WCC Women's Volleyball Weekly Notes

Sept. 30, 2008

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ALL EIGHT SCHOOLS OPEN UP CONFERENCE PLAY THIS WEEK

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Pepperdine at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
7:00 PM
Portland at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM
Gonzaga at San Diego San Diego, CA
7:00 PM
Loyola Marymount at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
7:00 PM
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
TEAMS LOCATION
TIME
RECAP
Loyola Marymount at Saint Mary's Moraga, CA
7:00 PM
Portland at San Diego San Diego, CA
7:00 PM
Gonzaga at San Francisco San Francisco, CA
7:00 PM
Pepperdine at Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
7:00 PM

AROUND THE WCC

WCC Player of the Week
Emily Day led the Lions to a sweep of Cal State Bakersfield on Friday in LMU's only match of the week. She collected a match-best 17 kills at a match-high .680 clip (17-0/25). The hitting percentage was the best of her career. The native of Torrance, Calif. also posted an assist, a match-high three service aces, a block solo, a block assist and six digs. She has now accumulated 999 career digs and needs only one dig to become the seventh player in LMU history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

Three WCC Teams Ranked Among The Nation's Best
Three West Coast Conference women's volleyball teams are ranked in national polls. With its unbeaten record still intact, Pepperdine took the top national ranking for the WCC coming in at No. 15 in the most recent AVCA Poll, followed closely behind by San Diego, who comes in at No. 16. Breaking into the top 25 for the first time this season is Santa Clara, who currently ranks No. 23.

National Leaders Among the WCC
Several players in the WCC rank among the nation's best in several categories. Notable leaders are Kapua Kamana'o (SMC) and Jessica Nyrop (USD), who are sixth and 17th in assists per game, while Julie Rubenstein (PEP) and Emily Day (LMU) are 10th and 12th in kills per game. As a team, San Diego ranks fifth in assists per game and 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:         1,253           999Brittany 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
  • As a team, the Bulldogs currently rank third in the conference in blocks averaging 2.22 blocks per game.

  • 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.

  • Paige Dillingham leads the Bulldogs in digs with 220 and is currently ranked second in the conference.

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

  • After taking last week off, the Zags begin conference play by traveling 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: 10-4-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • In their lone game of the week, the Lions swept Cal State Bakerfield 3-0.

  • Emily Day led the way for the Lions over the Roadrunners, registering a match-high17 kills, hitting at a .680 clip. Day now leads the conference in total kills with 216 on the season and is second in points with 250.

  • Wtih 999 career digs, Day is only one away from being one of two active WCC players to have 1,000 digs and 1,000 kills and will be the seventh player in school history to reach that mark.

  • As a team, the Lions lead the conference in digs per game (14.45).

  • This week, the Lions begin conference play by traveling to play at Santa Clara (10/2) and Saint Mary's (10/4).
  • Oct. 2
    at Santa Clara - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 2
    at Saint Mary's - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 12-0-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Waves have two freshman among league leaders as Stevi Robinson is second in digs (4.28 dpg) and Kim Hill is second in blocks (1.15 bpg).

  • The Waves lead the league in three categories: hitting percentage (.301), opponent hitting percentage (.111), and blocks average (2.40).

  • Julie Rubenstein currently leads the conference in two categories: points per game (5.33) and kills per game (4.46). She is also third in aces per game (.41) and 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 begins conference play at Saint Mary's (10/2), followed by a match at Santa Clara (10/4).
  • Oct. 2
    at Saint Mary's - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 2
    at Santa Clara - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 5-10-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Jennifer Sheedy leads the team in blocks with 35.0 and is second in kills at 145.

  • Ashley Grayson leads the team in kills with 153 and is second in blocks with 27.0. She is also eighth in the conference in total kills.

  • Jessica Clemens currently is second in the conference in service aces with 26 of the team's 69 and also has the conference match-high with 10 against South Florida.

  • Clemens is among the team leaders in three categories: kills (third at 110), aces (first at 26), and digs (40.0).

  • Portland starts conference play this 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: 10-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Gaels went undefeated at home sweeping Pennsylvania and Seattle University.

  • Kapua Kamana'o's 46 assists against Seattle is now the conference match-high for a three game match.

  • Kamana'o regained the top spot on the league's assists leader board as she is averaging 11.58 assists per game.

  • Megan York is second in the conference with seven double-doubles, one behind the conference leader and is also fourth in the conference in total kills with 184.

  • This week, the Gaels begins conference play at home taking on Pepperdine (10/2) and Loyola Marymount (10/4).
  • Oct. 2
    vs. Pepperdine - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 4
    vs. Loyola Marymount - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 10-2-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Andrea Csaszi leads the team in digs with 153 and ranks third in the conference.

  • Amy DeGroot leads the team in kills with 159 and ranks third in the conference in kills per game averaging 4.30. DeGroot also ranks among league leaders in total points per game averaging 5.04.

  • Jessica Nyrop leads the team with 370 assists and is second in the league with 11.21 apg.

  • The Toreros lead the conference in assists average (13.62 apg) and kills average (14.65).

  • San Diego begins conference play this week, 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: 10-4-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • The Dons went undefeated at home beating Pennsylvania and Seattle University.

  • The Dons' 20.0 block performance against Pennsylvania is now a match-high for the conference.

  • Haley Carroll leads the conference in two categories: service aces with 29 and total digs with 245.

  • Carly Babin (.412) and Alix Gombos (.398) are one-two in the conference in hitting percentage.

  • The Dons begin conference play this week at home, taking on Portland (10/2) and Gonzaga (10/4).
  • Oct. 2
    vs. Portland - 7:00 PM

    Oct. 4
    vs. Gonzaga - 7:00 PM

    Overall Record: 8-3-0
    WCC Record: 0-0-0
  • Santa Clara leads the league in service aces with 63 and is second in blocks per game averaging 2.38 bpg.

  • Anna Cmaylo leads the team in blocks with 44.0 and is third in the conference in blocks per game averaging 1.13 bpg.

  • In last week's win over the 49ers, Brittany Lowe had 11 digs. 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.

  • Libby Morrison leads the team in service aces with 13 and is fourth in the league in aces per game averaging .35 apg.

  • The Broncos begin conference play this week, 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