Oct. 2, 2000
BERKELEY, CA -
THIS WEEK: Fri. Oct. 6 Washington, RSF Fieldhouse, Berkeley, CA 7 p.m. Sat. Oct. 7 Washington State, RSF Fieldhouse, Berkeley, CA 7 p.m.
HEAD COACH RICH FELLER: Rich Feller (19-21 at Cal, career 318-188, .628) is in his second season as the head coach of Cal's women's volleyball program. Feller took over the Bears coaching reins when he was hired in December 1998. He comes to Cal after a stint as an assistant coach on the USA National Team and 14 successful years as head coach at Colorado State (1983-96) where he led the Rams to eight NCAA Tournament appearances and 12 Top 25 national rankings. Feller earned his 300th career victory when the Bears defeated Denver, 3-1, Sept. 4, 1999.
BEAR NOTES: The 2000 Cal volleyball team (6-6, 2-4) hosts Washington and Washington State this weekend at the RSF Fieldhouse. Last weekend, the Bears defeated host Arizona State, 3-1 (15-8, 12-15, 16-14, 15-11), at Tempe and fell to No. 8 Arizona 3-0 (15-6, 15-9, 15-8), in Tucson. It was the first time Cal had defeated the Sun Devils in women's volleyball since Nov. 8, 1997 (in Tempe). ASU had won five-straight against the Bears and 13 of the last 14 contests. In the fourth and deciding game against the Sun Devils, Cal was down 11-8 when a kill by senior Laurel Kokaska got the Bears within 11-9 and started their comeback. A kill by freshman middle blocker Heather Diers tied the contest, 11-11, followed by a Candace McNamee kill, a block by Alicia Perry and Diers, and a kill by Diers. Finally, ASU had an errant kill attempt to give Cal both the game and match victory, 15-11. Senior outside hitter Perry led the Bears with a team-high 23 kills and 25 digs, while McNamee and sophomore middle blocker Reena Pardiwala added 11 kills a piece. Kokaska came off the bench to record four kills and 11 digs. Diers finished with seven kills off the bench and freshman Ashleigh Turner had a team-high three service aces. Against Arizona, Perry and Pardiwala led Cal with team-high 11 kills. Pardiwala also had the Bears top hitting percentage (.625, 11 kills, one error, 16 attempts). Pardiwala currently has the Bears top hitting percentage for starters at .341 (99 kills, 28 errors and 208 attempts). She also tops the Bears in total blocks (49) and is second in service aces (13). Alicia Perry is leading Cal this season in kills (213) and digs (180) and is now fifth on the Bears all-time career kill list (1113) and fifth on the Cal all-time career attempt list (3114). Perry is currently second in the Pac-10 in digs per game (3.91) and third in kills per game (4.63). She has led the Bears in both kills and digs in eight of the team's 12 matches. Perry is also second among active Pac-10 player in career digs (918) and third in career kills (1113). McNamee is fifth among active Pac-10 players in career assists (2320).
CAL VS. THE OPPONENTS: Cal has a 14-19 all-time record against Washington (4-8, 0-5), last season defeating the Huskies, 3-1 Sept. 17 in Seattle and 3-2 Nov. 20 in Berkeley. In Washington's last match it was defeated by Washington State, 3-0 (15-2, 15-7, 15-13) Sept. 29 in Seattle. The Huskies are led by 6-3 senior Emily Seacat (135 kills). The Bears have a 16-18 all-time record against Washington State (10-4, 1-4), last year losing to the Cougars, 3-1, Sept. 18 in Pullman and defeating WSU, 3-2, Nov. 19 in Berkeley. The Cougars are led by 5-7 sophomore outside hitter LaToya Harris (175 kills, 137 digs).
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 1233 1994-97 5. Alicia Perry 1113 1997-
GABRIELLE ABERNATHY: Is second on the team with 148 kills...had a career-high 28 kills Sept. 15 at Oregon and had a career-high 14 digs Sept. 16 at Oregon State...recorded 18 kills and five block assists Sept. 9 versus Florida...finished the Golden Bear Classic with a team-high 28 kills...had a team-high 17 kills and 13 digs Sept. 1 at Nevada...also had a service ace, a block solo and three block assists versus the Wolf Pack...was named Silver Legacy/Ray Wersching Invitational all-tournament...finished the three tournament matches with 34 kills, a team-leading 23 digs and eight total blocks.
REENA PARDIWALA: Leads the Bear starters with a .341 hitting percentage (99 kills, 28 errors, 208 attempts) and is second with 13 service aces...also has 92 digs and a team-high eight block solos and 49 total blocks...had a career-high .625 hitting percentage (11 kills, one error, 16 attempts) Sept. 30 at Arizona...had a career-high 17 kills and 16 digs Sept. 15 at Oregon...had a career-high four service aces Sept. 8 versus McNeese State...Sept. 1 at Nevada had a career-high four block solos and eight total blocks.
CANDACE MCNAMEE: Was named all-tournament at the Golden Bear Classic, recording 52 assists and 11 digs...recorded her second career triple-double Sept. 1 at Nevada with 11 kills, 11 digs and 37 assists...had a career-high 73 assists Sept. 16 at Oregon State...also had a career-high three service aces Sept. 15 at Oregon and Sept. 16 at Oregon State...had a career-high 18 digs Sept. 16 at OSU...had a team-high 12 kills Sept. 2 versus Minnesota...leads the team with 401 assists...currently has 2320 career assists, which is third on the Cal career assist list...her 2320 career assists ranks her fifth among current Pac-10 players.
LEAH YOUNG: Had a career-high 14 kills and 40 attempts Sept. 16 at Oregon State...had a solid match Sept. 1 at Nevada with 12 kills, 32 attempts and five digs...Sept. 2 versus Minnesota had a career-high two block solos, and Sept. 2 versus Kent State had four block assists and a career-high five total blocks...had 10 kills in the two matches of the Golden Bear Classic and had three block assists Sept. 9 versus Florida.
ALICIA PERRY: Was selected to both the Silver Legacy/Ray Wersching Invitational all-tournament team and the Golden Bear Classic all-tournament team...had a career-high 30 kills and 26 digs Sept. 15 at Oregon, including knocking down the match-winning kill...followed with a team-high 27 kills and 21 digs Sept. 16 at Oregon State...during the Golden Bear Classic recorded 27 kills and a team-high 33 digs and four service aces...at the Silver Legacy Invite led Cal with a team-high 37 kills and recorded 21 digs...had an impressive .481 hitting percentage (15 kills, two errors, 27 attempts) Sept. 2 versus Kent State...is currently fifth on the Cal all-time career kill list (1113) and fifth on the Cal all-time kill attempt list (3114)...among active Pac-10 players she is second in career digs (918) and third in career kills (1113)...has led the Bears in both kills and digs in eight of the team's 12 matches.
JESSICA ZATICA: Had a career-high two block solos Sept. 16 at Oregon State...had five kills with no errors in 10 attemps Sept. 8 versus McNeese State...joined Abernathy as one of two true freshmen to start the season opener Sept. 1 at Nevada...had one block solo and eight block assists versus the Wolf Pack...also recorded four kills Sept. 2 versus Kent State...leads the team with 32 total blocks and has a .318 hitting percentage (18 kills, four errors, 44 attempts) this season.
CAITY NOONAN: Sophomore setter is second on the team with 218 assists and 113 digs...also has seven service aces...had a season-high 28 assists Sept. 29 at ASU...had a career-high 22 digs Sept. 19 versus San Jose State...had three service aces Sept. 8 versus McNeese State...had nine digs and 26 assists in the season-opener Sept. 1 at Nevada.
HEATHER DIERS: Has a .429 hitting percentage (41 kills, eight errors, 77 attempts)...had a career-high 12 kills and a .500 hitting percentage (12 kills, two errors, 20 attempts) Sept. 16 at Oregon State...had six kills, no errors and 10 attempts (.600 hitting percentage) Sept. 15 at Oregon...Sept. 9 versus Florida had a career-high one block solo and five block assists...had the game-winning block in the Bears 17-15 game three victory over Florida.
2000 University of California Volleyball Season Highs Career highs in italics
INDIVIDUAL Kills 30 by Alicia Perry at Oregon, 9/15 Attempts 82 by Alicia Perry at Oregon, 9/15, at OSU, 9/16 Hitting Pct. .625 by Reena Pardiwala at UA, 9/30 (11k-1e-16att) Assists 73 by Candace McNamee at Oregon State, 9/16 Service Aces 4 by Reena Pardiwala vs. McNeese State, 9/8 Digs 26 by Alicia Perry at Oregon, 9/15 Block Solos 4 by Reena Pardiwala at Nevada, 9/1 Block Assists 7 by Zatica at Nev. 9/1, Pardiwala vs. KSU, 9/2 Total Blocks 8 by Jessica Zatica at Nevada, 9/1