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San Diego, Pepperdine Remain in AVCA Coaches Poll Top 20

Oct. 18, 2011

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- West Coast Conference women's volleyball will continue conference play this week on Thursday, October 20.


  • With her final kill of the match, senior Lilla Frederick becamePepperdine's 16th member of the 1,000 kills club inthe 3-1 win over San Francisco. She is the second Wave toreach the 1,000 career kills milestone this season, joiningfellow senior Kim Hill. With 982 career digs, Frederick isalso on pace to reach the 1,000 digs milestone.

  • San Diego moved up one spot to No. 16 in the latestAVCA top-25 poll after picking up a pair of WCC wins overSaint Mary's and Loyola Marymount. Both San Diego andNo. 17 Pepperdine are riding seven-match win streaks.

  • San Diego's Katie Hoekman currently leads the conferencein hitting percentage with a .412 clip on the seasonand .445 average in conference matches. BYU's JenniferHamson leads the conference in kills this season (299), whileSan Francisco's Vendula Strakova tops the charts for kills inWCC matches (101).

  • Conference play this week started yesterday with aMonday evening match between BYU and Gonzaga. Aftera 3-1 win at Portland last Saturday, the Cougars travelledto Gonzaga to pick up another WCC win in four sets witha final score of 25-23, 25-8, 25-27, 25-19. BYU is now 5-2in conference matches.

  • Entering the fifth week of conference play, Santa Clara andBYU will host "DigPink" matches to promote breast cancerawareness and education.

  • Senior Lilla Frederick Earns Pepperdine's Fourth Straight WCC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week Honor (full release)