Nov. 20, 2000
BERKELEY, CA -
Fri. Nov. 24 vs. Northern Arizona, Johnson Center, Albuquerque, NM 5 p.m. Sat. Nov. 25 Consolation/Championship, Johnson Center, Albuquerque, NM 5/7 p.m.
HEAD COACH RICH FELLER: Rich Feller (24-30 at Cal, career 323-197, .621) 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 Cal women's volleyball team, 11-15 overall and 6-12 in the Pac-10, will conclude the 2000 season when it travels to Albuquerque, NM for the UNM-Dominos Pizza Albuturkey Tournament, Nov. 24-25 at the Johnson Center. The Bears will be attempting to equal last season's overall mark of 13-15 as they face Northern Arizona at 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and then play either in the 5 p.m. consolation match or the 7 p.m. championship match versus the winner of the New Mexico-San Francisco contest Nov. 25. Despite losing to Oregon State in five games Nov. 16, the Bears received strong performances from senior outside hitter Alicia Perry, junior Candace McNamee, sophomores Leah Young and Reena Pardiwala, and freshman Gabrielle Abernathy. Perry led Cal with a team-high 23 kills and 17 digs and McNamee had her second triple double of the season (third of her career) with 11 kills, 41 assists and 14 digs. Young had a career-high 15 kills and a .481 hitting percentage, Pardiwala had 10 kills and a .450 hitting percentage and Abernathy had 16 kills and a .333 hitting percentage. The following night in a 3-0 victory over Oregon, Perry led the Bears with 14 kills, McNamee had 11 kills and a .833 hitting percentage (11 kills, one error, 12 atttempts), and Young tallied 11 kills and a .471 hitting percentage (11 kills, three errors, 17 attempts). Perry, the Oct. 9 Pac-10 Player of the Week, has two matches left in her outstanding college career. She currently has 1320 career kills (fourth-best all-time Cal mark, only 13 kills short of the No. 3 spot) and 1103 career digs (eighth-best all-time Cal mark, only 19 digs short of the No. 6 spot). Perry is only the fourth player in Cal history to record over 1000 kills and 1000 digs. She currently has a team-high 420 kills and 365 digs and has led Cal in both kills and digs in 14 of the Bears 26 matches this season. Among active Pac-10 players, Perry is first in career digs and third in career kills. She is also first in the Pac-10 in digs per game (3.97) and third in kills per game (4.57). Other Bears among the conference leaders include McNamee, eighth in assists per game (8.19) and freshman Ashleigh Turner, sixth in service aces per game (0.34).
CAL VS. THE OPPONENTS: Cal will face Northern Arizona (17-6, lost to Eastern Washington, 3-0, Nov. 17 in the Big Sky Tourney) for the first time in school history. The Lumberjacks are led by 6-1 junior middle blocker Maggie Barrera (353 kills, .288 hitting percentage). The Bears have a 31-0 all-time record against San Francisco (12-13, lost to Loyola Marymount, 3-0, Nov. 18 at USF), last defeating the Dons, 3-0, Sept. 8, 1998 in Berkeley. San Francisco is led by 6-1 senior middle blocker Laura Tinetti (353 kills, 235 digs). Cal has a 2-3 all-time record against New Mexico (9-16, losing to San Diego State, 3-2, Nov. 16 in the Mountain West Tournament), last falling to the Lobos, 3-2, Sept. 20, 1997 at the Notre Dame Tournament of Champions in Norte Dame, IN. New Mexico is led by 6-0 junior outside hitter Jessie Goffard (323 kills, 255 digs).
2000 Player Notes
CAL CAREER LEADERS Kills Name Total Years 1. Tiffany Rochelle1814 1986-89 2. Lisa Arce 1806 1987-90 3. Cara Dane 1332 1990-93 4. Alicia Perry 1320 1997-
GABRIELLE ABERNATHY: Is second on the team with 305 kills...had a career-high 29 kills Oct. 6 versus Washington...had 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: Has a .282 hitting percentage (201 kills, 77 errors, 439 attempts) and is second with 21 service aces...also has 174 digs and a team-high 12 block solos and 85 total blocks...against the Washington schools Oct. 6-7 had 20 kills, only two errors in 35 attempts (.514)...had a career-high nine total blocks Oct. 7 versus WSU...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.
CANDACE MCNAMEE: Was named all-tournament at the Golden Bear Classic, recording 52 assists and 11 digs...recorded a triple-double Sept. 1 at Nevada with 11 kills, 11 digs and 37 assists and Nov. 16 versus Oregon State with 11 kills, 41 assists and 14 digs...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 680 assists...currently has 2599 career assists, which is third on the Cal career assist list (2599 career assists ranks fifth among current Pac-10 players).
LEAH YOUNG: Had a career-high 15 kills Nov. 16 versus Oregon State...had 14 kills and a career-high 40 attempts Sept. 16 at OSU...had a career-high six total blocks Oct. 7 versus WSU...had a career-high nine digs Oct. 28 versus ASU...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 three block assists Sept. 9 versus Florida.
ALICIA PERRY: Oct. 20 at UCLA became the fourth player in Cal history to record career 1000 kills and 1000 digs...was Pac-10 Player of the Week with 44 kills and 44 digs Oct. 6-7 against the Washington schools...had a career-high 30 digs Oct. 6 versus UW...selected to all-tournament teams for the Silver Legacy/Ray Wersching Invitational and the Golden Bear Classic...had career-high 30 kills Sept. 15 at Oregon, including the match-winning kill...followed with team-high 27 kills and 21 digs Sept. 16 at Oregon State...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 fourth on the Cal all-time career kill list (1320), third on the Cal all-time kill attempt list (3671) and eighth on the Cal all-time digs list (1103)...among active Pac-10 players is first in career digs and third in career kills...has led the Bears in kills and digs in 14 of 26 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...is second on the team with 41 total blocks.
CAITY NOONAN: Sophomore setter is second on the team with 523 assists and 210 digs...also has 17 service aces...had a career-high 54 assists Oct. 6 versus UW...followed with 44 assists Oct. 7 versus WSU...had a career-high 22 digs Sept. 19 versus San Jose State...had three service aces Sept. 8 versus McNeese State.
HEATHER DIERS: Has a .287 hitting percentage (69 kills, 24 errors, 157 attempts)...Nov. 3 at UW had a career-high seven total blocks (two solo blocks, five block assists) and had a .462 (eight kills, two errors, 13 attempts) hitting percentage...had a career-high 12 kills and a .500 hitting percentage (12 kills, two errors, 20 attempts) Sept. 16 at Oregon State...Sept. 9 versus Florida had a 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