Nov. 10, 1997
Bears Close Out Home Season Hosting No. 10 WSU, No. 19 UW
SPIKERS WRAP UP HOME SEASON: The Cal women's volleyball team (8-16, 3-12) returns home to close out the 1997 home season this weekend, hosting the 10th-ranked Washington State Cougars on Friday, Nov. 14 and the 19th-ranked Washington Huskies on Saturday, Nov. 15. Both matches begin at 7:30 p.m. in the RSF Fieldhouse. The Bears wrap up the regular season at 4th-ranked Stanford on Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7:00 p.m.
PAC-10 STANDINGS: 1. Stanford, 15-0 Pac-10, 24-2 overall; 2. USC, 11-4, 19-4; 3. Washington, 10-4, 15-8; 4t. Washington State, 9-5, 21-5; 4t. Arizona, 9-5, 17-5; 6. UCLA, 7-8, 12-10; 7. Oregon State, 5-9, 14-13; 8. Arizona State, 3-11, 12-13; 9. California, 3-12, 8-16; 10. Oregon, 0-14, 8-18.
ABOUT THE OPPONENTS: Washington State is 21-5 overall, and is tied for fourth place in the Pac-10 with a 9-5 conference record. The Cougars, ranked #10 nationally before last weekend's action, lost to #19 Washington in Seattle in three straight games. Washington is 15-8 overall and sits in third place in the Pac-10 with a 10-4 conference mark. The Huskies, ranked #19 nationally before last weekend's action, defeated #10 Washington State in three straight games in Seattle last weekend.
CAL vs. THE OPPONENTS: Cal leads the series with Washington State 15-14, although the Cougars have won the last 11 meetings. The last Cal victory over WSU was a five-game win Oct. 25, 1991 in Berkeley. Washington leads the series with Cal, 16-12, including four straight victories. The last Cal win over the Huskies was Oct. 6, 1995 in Seattle, when the Bears scored a five-game upset over the then-18th ranked Huskies. The last Cal win over Washington in Berkeley was Oct. 30, 1993.
LAST MEETING: The Bears lost to #21 Washington and #10 Washington State earlier this season in the Pacific Northwest, both in three-game matches. Senior Jessica Dinaberg, the team's top hitter, did not play in either match due to a sprained ankle but she is back in action this weekend. Against the Huskies, freshman hitter Alicia Perry led the Bears with nine kills, while sophomore blocker Kellie Alva recorded eight kills and 10 digs to lead Cal against the Cougars.
LAST WEEK: The Bears traveled to the desert and came back with a split, defeating Arizona State in five games, and falling to #13 Arizona in three games. Against the Sun Devils, the Bears and senior hitter Jessica Dinaberg avenged a five-game loss in Berkeley earlier this season. In that match, the Bears were cruising to an apparent three-game win over ASU when Dinaberg suffered a sprained ankle, and the Sun Devils came back to win in five games. Dinaberg ended up missing the next four matches, breaking her 99-consecutive match playing streak. But last weekend, Dinaberg made up for lost time and pounded a season-high 25 kills and added 14 digs against ASU, giving Cal its second win in the last five matches. Freshman Alicia Perry added 14 kills and 15 digs, while junior Elena Berman contributed 11 kills and six blocks to the victory. Sophomore Brook Coulter also turned in a strong performance, with nine kills, 11 digs, three blocks and five service aces, and sophomore Kellie Alva added 11 kills and four blocks.
DINABERG'S DOUBLE: When senior hitter Jessica Dinaberg put down her 18th kill of the Illinois State Classic during the Tulsa match, she became just the third player in Cal history to record 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. The other two Bears in the 1,000-1,000 club are Lisa Arce (1987-90) and Tiffany Rochelle (1986-89). Dinaberg now ranks fourth in all-time kills (1189), and third in kill attempts (3430) and digs (1218) at Cal.
SENIOR SALUTE: Six Cal volleyball players will play their final home match as Golden Bears this weekend - hitters Jessica Dinaberg and Brooke Weaver, hitter/setter Michelle Wickman, defensive specialists Debbie Walery and Sara Waltman, and setter Carrie Musolff. Dinaberg and Wickman have been starters their entire four-year careers at Cal, and both have left their mark in many categories of the Cal record books. Weaver and Walery are also four-year letterwinners for the Bears, Waltman wraps a two-year career , and Musolff finishes her one season with the Bears, after transferring from Cuesta College. All six seniors will be honored in a pre-game ceremony prior to Saturday's match against the Washington Huskies.
HEAD COACH SUE WOODSTRA: Sue Woodstra is in her third year at the helm of the Golden Bears, with a record of 28-50 at Cal. A two-time U.S. Olympic team member and one of nine Olympians to currently head a women's collegiate volleyball team, Woodstra has posted a 138-89 record in six seasons as a collegiate head coach, including four years at Pittsburgh. Her assistant coaches are Oscar Crespo, Stephanie Shrieve and Ed Cohen.
Cal Career Leaders
Kills Name Total Years 1. Tiffany Rochelle 1814 1986-89 2. Lisa Arce 1806 1987-90 3. Cara Dane 1332 1990-93 4. Jessica Dinaberg 1189 1994-97 5. Morgan Cecil 1053 1989-91 6. Kelly Moomaw 979 1984-87 7. Shaney Fink 931 1990-93 8. Michelle Wickman 926 1994-97 Attempts Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 4801 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 4772 1986-89 3. Jessica Dinaberg 3430 1994-97 4. Cara Dane 3394 1990-93 5. Kelly Moomaw 2864 1984-87 6. Morgan Cecil 2740 1989-91 7. Michelle Wickman 2685 1994-97 Assists Name Total Years 1. Sienna Curci 4008 89,91-93 2. Holly McPeak 3819 1987-89 3. Kelly Bates 1301 1985 Lynn Guevara 1301 1995-96 5. Sara Allison 1275 1987-90 6. Teri Donohue 1265 1983-85 7. Heidi Henkle 1192 1986-87 8. Jennifer Kriste 1155 1996-97 Service Aces Name Total Years 1. Sienna Curci 136 89, 91-93 Tiffany Rochelle 136 1986-89 3. Lisa Arce 128 1987-90 4. Teri Donohue 126 1983-85 5. Sue Belina 102 1981-84 6. Holly McPeak 98 1987-89 7. Judy Chow 96 1984-86 8. Michelle Wickman 93 1994-97 Digs Name Total Years 1. Lisa Arce 1602 1987-90 2. Tiffany Rochelle 1406 1986-89 3. Jessica Dinaberg 1218 1994-97 4. Holly McPeak 1184 1987-89 5. Tosha Comendant 1168 1990-93 6. Sienna Curci 1121 1989-93 7. Kelly Moomaw 993 1984-87 8. Danielle Mashy 970 1992-95 9. Michelle Wickman 884 1994-97 Total Blocks Name Total Years 1. Cara Dane 434 1990-93 2. Carolyn Kempker 368 1986-89 3. Lisa Arce 364 1987-90 4. Diana Yovino-Young 358 1984-87 5. Morgan Cecil 248 1989-91 6. Jill Schneider 241 1990-93 7. Tiffany Rochelle 238 1986-89 8. Jenny Swart 230 1992-95 9. Sylvie Monnet 216 1983 10. Michelle Wickman 204 1994-97
JESSICA DINABERG: The senior hitter returned to the lineup against Oregon Oct. 25 after missing four matches with a sprained ankle, and contributed a team-high 15 digs...prior to the injury, Dinaberg had not missed a match in her four-year career, breaking a 99-match streak...she leads the Bears in kill average (3.22 kpg) and dig average (2.66 dpg)...named tournament MVP at the Illinois State Classic and to the all-tournament team at the Colorado State tournament...earlier this season, became the third player in Cal history to post 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs...ranks third in career digs and kill attempts, and fourth in career kills at Cal...had a season-high 25 kills at Arizona State Nov. 8, 24 kills against OSU Sept. 27 and 23 kills vs. New Mexico.
MICHELLE WICKMAN: The four-year starter has alternated between hitter and setter this season...ranks second on the team in service aces (19)...ranks third on the team in dig average (2.42)...had a career-high 64 assists vs. Illinois State...slammed a career-high 25 kills against UCLA Oct. 3...has an outside chance to reach the 1,000 career kill/1,000 career dig club, needing 74 kills and 116 digs in her final three matches.
ELENA BERMAN: The junior middle blocker has played in 90 of the team's 91 games this season...ranks third on the team in hitting percentage (.193), kill average (2.14 kpg) and blocking average (0.69 bpg)...had a career high 18 kills vs. New Mexico and hit a season-high .405 (18k-3e-37att)...recorded a season-high seven blocks along with 12 kills against Oregon State Sept. 27.
KELLIE ALVA: The sophomore middle blocker ranks second on the team in blocking average (0.76 bpg) and fourth in hitting percentage (.188)...averaging 1.93 kills per game...recorded a season-high 16 kills along with seven blocks vs. New Mexico...posted a career-high eight blocks against Oregon State Sept. 27.
BROOK COULTER: The sophomore hitter leads the Bears in service aces (32) and ranks fourth in the Pac-10 in ace average (0.36 apg)...recorded a career-high six service aces against Tulsa and five aces against ASU Nov. 8...posted season-high 16 kills and 24 digs against New Mexico...named to the all-tournament team at the Notre Dame Tournament...posted career high two block solos and four total blocks against Oregon Sept. 26...has played in 89 of the team's 91 games, averaging 1.89 kills and 2.35 digs per game, third-best on the team.
JENNIFER KRISTE: The sophomore setter is averaging 10.28 assists per game...recorded a career-high 74 assists vs. New Mexico...had 68 assists at UCLA Oct. 3...has 10 service aces and 24 blocks on the season.
AMANDA SELBY: The sophomore middle blocker leads the team in hitting percentage (.290) and blocking average (1.22 bpg)... recorded career-high 10 blocks against Illinois State...averaging 2.11 kills per game, fourth best on team...has been sidelined since Sept. 16 with a stress fracture.
ALICIA PERRY: A redshirt freshman, she ranks second on the team in dig average (2.47 dpg) and kill average (2.50 kpg)...slammed a career-high 23 kills along with 18 digs and four blocks against Illinois State... recorded 14 kills and 12 digs against Oregon State Sept. 27...has 19 service aces, second-best on the team...has five double-doubles, including 14 kills and 15 digs at Arizona State Nov. 8.
KELLY MEYER: A freshman middle blocker, she recorded a career high five kills and three block assists at #21 Washington Oct. 17...at #10 Washington State, she had a career high three digs and three block solos...fourth on the team in blocking average (0.65) and is averaging 1.15 kills per game.