Women's Volleyball

    Oct. 14, 1997

    No. 5 USC WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL FACES SOUTHLAND TEST:


    Hosts No. 14 Pepperdine before playing at No. 22 UCLA

    THIS WEEK --
    The USC women's volleyball team (13-2 overall, 6-2 in the Pacific-10 Conference, in second place), faces a pair of Southern California powers, hosting Pepperdine (14-1) on Wednesday (Oct. 15) at the North Gym at 7 p.m. before heading to Westwood on Friday (Oct. 17) to face UCLA (9-5, 4-4, in sixth place in the Pac-10) at 7:30 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion. The match against UCLA will complete the first half of the Pac-10 schedule for USC.

    RANKINGS --
    USC is ranked No. 5 in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. Pepperdine is ranked No. 14 and UCLA is No. 22. USC, which was ranked No. 15 in the preseason USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll, has moved up in 6 of the 7 weekly polls.

    RADIO --
    The USC-UCLA match on Friday (Oct. 17) will be broadcast live on KIEV Radio (870 AM).

    SERIES --
    USC is 25-7 against Pepperdine and has won 5 in a row against the Waves, including a 3-1 win in Malibu, Calif., last year. USC last lost to Pepperdine on Sept. 1, 1990, at the North Gym. USC is 31-36 against UCLA. The Bruins are 1 of only 2 Pac-10 schools to hold an advantage against the Women of Troy. The teams split last year with UCLA winning, 3-2, at the North Gym and USC winning, 3-0, at Pauley Pavilion in the rematch. It was USC's first sweep at UCLA since 1987.

    LAST WEEK --
    USC swept Oregon (10/9) and Oregon State (10/10) last week. The Women of Troy beat the Ducks, 15-3, 15-8, 15-8. Junior middle blocker Jasmina Marinkovic had 12 kills and freshmen outside hitters Antoinette Polk and Kashi Cormier had 9 kills apiece. It was the Women of Troy's 14th consecutive win over the Ducks. Junior outside hitter Sara Stephen had a match-high 12 digs and junior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy had 8 kills and 3 service aces. Marinkovic hit .524 (12-1-21) for the match. USC outhit Oregon .320 to .055 and outblocked the Ducks, 9-4.

    A day later, USC downed the Beavers, 15-11, 15-5, 15-8. Kessy's 18 kills and 15 digs led USC to the Women of Troy's first win in Corvallis since 1993. Marinkovic had 15 kills (hitting .448) and fellow junior middle blocker Alaina Kipps added 10 kills (hitting .667) and 7 blocks. USC outhit Oregon State, .318 to .156, and outblocked the Beavers, 11-5. Junior setter Janice Mounts had 55 assists in the 3-game match and had 12 digs.

    NOTES, MILESTONES, ETC. --
    With 40 assists against Oregon last week, junior setter Janice Mounts become only the fifth Trojan ever to reach 2,000 career assists. She now has 2,057. Junior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy needs just 5 kills to become the eighth Trojan ever to reach 1,000 kills. Junior middle blocker Jasmina Marinkovic needs just 28 kills to join the same list. The pair are currently eighth and ninth, respectively, on USC's all-time kills chart. Kessy is eighth on USC's all-time attacks list with 2,538 and is 10th in digs with 769. Marinkovic (1,983 career attacks) is fifth in solo blocks with 94, is seventh all time on USC's career total blocking list with 348 and is tied for seventh on the career block assists list with 254 . . .

    USC allowed only a combined 19 points in its sweeps of Arizona State (15-4, 15-3, 15-4) and Arizona (15-1, 15-4, 15-3) on Sept. 19-20, its lowest point total allowed in back-to-back 3-game matches since 1977. The 1977 USC team, which went 38-0 and won the AIAW national championship, gave up a combined 14 points in back-to-back matches. . . USC's 10-1 start was its best since 1991 when it opened 14-1 . . . USC is outhitting opponents .286 to .140 . . .

    USC freshman outside hitter Janae Henry made her network television debut recently in a dubious manner. Playing at San Diego State in the final game of a sweep on Sept. 11, Henry ripped a ball that looked like a sure kill. Aztec junior outside hitter Michaela Paz had other ideas, however. Covering the deep right court, Paz stabbed at the ball with her foot (a legal play) and sent the ball into USC's backcourt where it landed safely for a kill. The play made numerous highlight reels, including CNN's, where it was Play of the Day. USC had the last laugh, though, beating the Aztecs in 3 games.

    COACH LISA LOVE --
    One of the nation's most successful collegiate coaches and a program builder everywhere she has been, Lisa Love has added another title. She has been USC's women's volleyball head coach since 1989 and was named associate athletic director in June of 1991. But leave room on the resume for this: President of the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Her term runs through 1998. Meanwhile, Love, 40, continues her duties as one of the nation's top volleyball coaches as she begins her ninth year as head coach at USC.

    Love has posted an outstanding 171-83 (.673) record with the Women of Troy and an impressive 370-161 (.697) mark in 14-plus seasons as a collegiate head coach. Love's teams have been nationally ranked in the final Top 20 in 10 of those years and have made 8 NCAA regional appearances and 11 overall NCAA trips. In 1996, Love led USC to a 21-9 record (12-6 in the Pac-10, tied for third) and to the NCAA Regionals for the third consecutive year. USC got to the NCAA Pacific Regional Semifinals, where it fell to eventual NCAA champion Stanford.

    JASMINA MARINKOVIC --
    One of the nation's top blockers and most exciting players, junior middle blocker and All-American candidate Jasmina Marinkovic has become a major force for USC. The 1996 KAEPA/AVCA All-District 8 and All-Pac-10 first teamer has been on fire all season, hitting an NCAA-high .475 (209-35-366). She has led the nation in overall hitting percentage for 4 consecutive weeks (through Oct. 4). She was named AVCA National and Pac-10 Player of the Week on Sept. 22 for her flawless performance in USC's sweeps against Arizona State (9/19) and Arizona (9/20). In the 2 matches, she had 23 kills in 30 attempts without an error, good for a hitting percentage of .767. She also had 9 blocks. They were her first AVCA and Pac-10 Player of the Week honors, USC's second Pac-10 Player of the Week honor this year (Jennifer Kessy was the other) and the 17th for the program.

    Against the Sun Devils, Marinkovic went 13-0-17 for a percentage of .765, the second-highest match hitting percentage in school history (min. 15 attempts). On the year for USC, Marinkovic is second in service aces (13), kills per game (4.22) and blocks per game (1.43). In the loss to Washington State (9/26), Marinkovic tied a career high with 26 kills and she followed it up with 17 kills and 11 blocks at Washington (9/27). In USC's 3 wins at the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30) at Michigan State, Marinkovic had 41 kills in 77 attacks with only 4 errors, good for a hitting percentage of .481, earning All-Tournament honors. In USC's road sweep of the Oregon schools (10/9-10), she hit .480 (27-3-50).

    JENNIFER KESSY --
    Another standout junior, All-American candidate Jennifer Kessy began her third season as a starting outside hitter with a bang, earning the Pac-10's first Player of the Week honor in 1997. It was the third of her career and is among 17 that USC has won. She leads USC in kills (227), kills per game (4.45) and digs (149). The 1996 All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick earned MVP honors at the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30) with 54 kills in USC's 3 wins. Kessy had 12, 17 and 25 kills, respectively, at the tournament, saving the best for last against then-No. 6 Michigan State. She hit .361 on the weekend with 32 digs and 10 blocks.

    Kessy had back-to-back double-doubles at Washington State (9/26) and at Washington (9/27) with 22 kills and 17 digs and 21 kills and 14 digs, respectively. She posted 18 kills and 14 digs in the win over Colorado (9/7) and had a match-high 16 kills against Arizona State (9/19), hitting a career-high .591 in the match. Her 18 kills and 15 digs at Oregon State (10/10) marked her eighth double-double this season and was the 29th for her career. She had 16 kills and 11 digs against California (10/4). Kessy is 1 of only 2 USC players to win the Pac-10 Player of the Week award 3 times. Former All-American Kelly Kuebler is the other.

    JANICE MOUNTS --
    A rising star in the Pac-10, junior All-American candidate Janice Mounts is starting at setter for the second consecutive season. She leads USC with 616 assists and an average of 13.11 per game. Last weekend, she notched her 2,000th career assist against Oregon (10/9) and her 55 assists against Oregon State (10/10) gives her 2,057. In her first weekend of action this season, she garnered All-Tournament honors at the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30) with 121 assists while helping lead USC to the tournament title. She had 52 assists against Michigan State (8/30) and also had 21 digs and 8 blocks overall for the tournament.

    Mounts put together her 2 highest assist totals of the season back-to-back at Washington State (9/26) and at Washington (9/27) with 74 and 71, respectively. The 74 assists against the Cougars was the 10th-highest total in USC history. An All-Pac-10 honorable mention selection as a 1996 sophomore, Mounts led the Women of Troy with 1,318 assists and a 13.31 assist average last year, both good for third all-time on USC's season record lists.

    ALAINA KIPPS -- After growing as a reserve her freshman and sophomore years, middle blocker Alaina Kipps has stepped into the starting lineup quite smoothly as a 1997 junior. She leads USC with 82 blocks, averaging 1.58 per game. One of USC's steadiest players, Kipps is the only member of the team who has appeared in all 52 games. She hit a career-high .667 (10-0-15) at Oregon State (10/10) and also added 7 blocks. Kipps was a standout in USC's season-opening weekend with 20 blocks and 21 kills at the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30). She posted a career-high 11 blocks (10 assists) in USC's upset win over Michigan State (8/30) and she posted her first double-figure kill showing with 10 against Duke in a morning match before facing the Spartans.

    She had a career-high 12 kills and 6 blocks at Washington (9/27), had 11 kills and 9 blocks against Colorado (9/7) in the 5-game win, had 8 blocks vs. Stanford (10/3) and had 9 kills and 6 blocks at San Diego State (9/11). Kipps, who carries a 4.0 GPA, was honored during the Academic Salute at the USC-Washington State football game at the Coliseum (9/13).

    ANTOINETTE POLK --
    Starting as a redshirt freshman, outside hitter Antoinette Polk is already turning heads. Possibly the most athletic player and best leaper on the team (at 5-10, she can dunk on a regulation basketball hoop), Polk posted her first double-double in only her third career match. She had 11 kills and 14 digs against Michigan State in the finale of the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30). She had her second double-double at Washington State (9/26) with career highs in kills (13) and digs (18). Polk is second on the team with 115 digs and tied for third in kills with 111. She hit a career-high .429 with 8 kills against Arizona (9/20). She had 12 kills and hit .321 against Colorado (9/7), had 10 kills and 8 digs against Cal State Northridge (9/9) and had 9 kills and 10 digs at Oregon (10/9). Polk also played basketball last year, seeing time in 9 games and averaging 2.1 points as a guard. She has since decided to concentrate on volleyball.

    JEANNE VETTER --
    The only senior on the team, Jeanne Vetter has started 6 matches, but a recent knee injury will keep her out indefinitely. She posted season highs with 14 kills and 20 digs at Washington (9/27) for her first double-double of the season. She also had 10 digs at Washington State (9/26). Vetter started her first match of the year against Arizona State (9/19) and had 6 kills in 7 attempts without an error. She also had 3 aces and 4 assists. Hampered by a nagging shoulder injury, Vetter saw action in only 1 match in USC's opening weekend at the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30), but she made it count. Getting in as a reserve against the Spartans in the title game, Vetter had 8 big digs in the upset win. She played again against Colorado (9/7), providing a spark off the bench with 3 kills and 6 digs, jump starting the Women of Troy like she has so often in her career. She had 7 kills in 8 attempts against Cal State Northridge (9/9), hitting .750.

    SARA STEPHEN --
    USC's shortest outside hitter at 5-8, junior Sara Stephen is one of the Women of Troy's hardest hitters. As a reserve, Stephen saw time in all 3 of USC's matches at the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30), mainly as a defensive specialist. She had 25 digs in 3 matches (2.5 per game), including 13 vs. Duke and 10 against Michigan State. Recently, Stephen had 12 digs at Oregon (10/9). She is tied for third-high in service aces with 12, including 4 against Villanova (9/5). She is fourth on the team in digs with 79.

    KASHI CORMIER --
    True freshman Kashi Cormier, a 2-time USA Youth National team member (1996-97), has seen the most action thus far of any of USC's 7 newcomers, starting 9 matches at opposite hitter. She had 13 and 11 kills, respectively, at Washington State (9/26) and Washington (9/27), hitting .407 against the Cougars. She had 9 kills and hit .333 at Oregon (10/9). She has 8 aces, 72 digs and 31 blocks. At the GOFF/MSU Classic (8/29-30), she came up with 25 digs, including 11 in USC's upset of then-No. 6 Michigan State.

    FRESHMEN --
    Including Cormier, Coach Lisa Love welcomed 7 freshmen to this year's squad. Outside hitters Janae Henry, the 1996 Volleyball Magazine Player of the Year, and Cormier will both compete for time throughout the season. Setter Heidi Munneke, a 2-time All-CIF Southern Section Division IV first team selection in 1995-96, will be Mounts' back-up. The other 4 freshmen, all walk-ons, are defensive specialist Cynthia Corpuz, outside hitters Christine Bohle and Shannon Redfern and middle blocker Sara Peterson. Redfern started her first match of her career against Villanova (9/5), filling in at middle blocker for Jasmina Marinkovic. She came through with 6 kills in 13 attempts and often works her way into Coach Love's rotation. Against Arizona, Redfern had a USC season-high 7 aces, 1 short of tying USC's 3-game match record. Bohle has seen action in 11 games as a back-row specialist. Henry has 15 kills and 22 digs in 11 games as a reserve and Munneke has 75 assists in 8 games. Corpuz has played in 4 games, Peterson in 1.

    AMBER OLIVER --
    Sophomore Amber Oliver, expected to be a major contributor at middle blocker in 1997, will miss the season because of a shoulder injury suffered this spring.

    TOUGH SCHEDULE --
    As usual, USC faces one of the toughest schedules in the nation, featuring 8 schools that have been ranked in the USA Today/AVCA Top 25: Stanford, Michigan State, Washington State, Washington, Arizona, UCLA, Pepperdine and Colorado. USC also faces 4 teams that received votes in the preseason poll: Duke, San Diego State, Oregon State and Arizona State. USC is 3-2 against ranked teams so far with wins over No. 6 Michigan State, No. 22 Colorado and No. 15 Arizona and losses to No. 6 Washington State and No. 4 Stanford (rankings at the time of the match).

    IN THE PAC-10 --
    Jasmina Marinkovic leads the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.475), is sixth in kill average (4.27) and seventh in block average (1.43). Janice Mounts is second in assist average (13.11). Jennifer Kessy is third in kill average (4.45) and seventh in digs (2.92). Alaina Kipps is fourth in block average (1.58). As a team, USC leads the conference in service aces (1.81), is second in hitting percentage (.286) and fifth in blocks (3.21). The Women of Troy are first in the following opponent categories: service aces (0.96), digs (10.92), kills (12.35) and assists (11.02). USC is tied for second in opponent hitting percentage (.140) and third in blocks by opponents (2.11). Shannon Redfern's 7 aces are a high for the Pac-10.

    PEPPERDINE --
    The Waves, under 15th-year coach Nina Matthies, opened the season with a school-record 13 consecutive wins and are now 14-1 overall, 3-1 in the West Coast Conference. Pepperdine, which has lost only to San Diego, already boasts a handful of impressive wins over the likes of Hawai'i, Pacific and UC Santa Barbara. The Waves are led by senior outside hitter Nicole Sanderson's team-high 244 kills and sophomore middle blocker Jamie Hill's 224 kills and team-high 50 kills. Senior setter Becci Roehl has a team-high 177 digs.

    UCLA --
    The Bruins, led by 31st-year coach Andy Banachowski (the all-time winningest coach in women's volleyball history), have had an up-and-down season but have won their last 3 matches and stand at 9-5 overall, 4-4 in the Pac-10. Senior setter Kim Coleman is leading the Pac-10 with 15.18 assists per game and senior outside hitter Kara Milling has handled the bulk of the UCLA offense with a team-high 304 kills. Freshman middle blocker Amy Nihipali leads UCLA with 73 blocks and Coleman has 67. Coleman and senior outside hitter Tanisha Larkin each have 154 digs, leading the Bruins.

    PRESEASON POLLS --
    USC was ranked No. 15 in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll and No. 14 in Volleyball Magazine.

    PAC-10 PRESEASON COACHES POLL -- 
    1. Stanford 2. USC 3. UCLA 4. Washington State 5. Washington 6. Arizona 7. Oregon State 8. California 9. Oregon 10.Arizona State.

    LOVE NOTES --
    "We went up to Oregon and did what we needed to do and that was get 2 wins on the road, which is never easy in the Pac-10. But we don't really have a breather. We come home and face a really strong Pepperdine team that has beaten great teams all year. We then head over to UCLA for what is always a war. The Bruins are a big and talented team and we'll have to be at the top of our game when we take them on."

    USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll
    1.  Penn State (60)
    2.  Long Beach State
    3.  Florida
    4.  Stanford
    5.  USC
    6.  BYU
    7.  UC Santa Barbara
    8.  Wisconsin
    9.  Nebraska
    10. Washington State
    11. Texas
    12. Texas A&M
    13. Pacific
    14. Pepperdine
    15. Arizona
    16. Hawai'i
    17. Maryland
    18. Colorado State
    19. Colorado
    20. Loyola Marymount
    21. Washington
    22. UCLA
    23. U. San Diego
    24. Arkansas
    25. Michigan State
    
    1997 Pac-10 Standings   
    Team            Pac-10  Overall
    Stanford        7-0     16-2
    USC             6-2     13-2
    Wash. St.       5-2     17-2
    Washington      5-2     10-6
    Arizona         4-3     12-3    
    UCLA            4-4     9-5
    Arizona St.     2-5     11-7
    Oregon St.      2-5     10-9
    California      1-6     6-10
    Oregon          0-7     7-11
    
    1997 Women of Troy among USC's Career Leaders
    KILLS
    1.  1680    Tracy Clark, '82-'85
    2.  1636    Lonise Norfleet, '87-'90
    3.  1534    Nancy Hillman, '85-'88
    4.  1528    Katie Haller, '90-'93
    5.  1472    Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    6.  1416    Kelly Kuebler, '92-'95
    7.  1269    Meika Wagner, '91-'93
    8.  995     Jennifer Kessy, '95-'97
    9.  972     Jasmina Marinkovic, '95-'97
    10. 971     Dana Smith, '81-'83     
    ATTACKS
    1.  4253    Katie Haller, '90-'93
    2.  3984    Nancy Hillman, '85-'88
    3.  3692    Lonise Norfleet, '87-'90
    4.  3666    Tracy Clark, '82-'85
    5.  3620    Kelly Kuebler, '92-'95
    6.  3471    Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    7.  2575    Meika Wagner, '91-'94
    8.  2557    Jennifer Kessy, '95-'97
    9.  2378    Yleana Carrasco, '86-'89
    10. 2321    Dana Smith, '81-'83 
    ASSISTS
    1.  3691    Christine Brigman, '87-'89
    2.  3319    Missy McCaw, '90-'93
    3.  2747    Monika Cavaliere, '93-'95
    4.  2544    Sue Peters, '89-'92
    5.  2057    Janice Mounts, '95-'97
    DIGS
    1.  1702    Katie Haller, '90-'93
    2.  1536    Nancy Hillman, '85-'88
    3.  1471    Kelly Kuebler, '92-'95
    4.  1050    Yleana Carrasco, '86-'89
    5.  1029    Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    6.   896    Stefanie Bodison, '88-'91
    7.   856    Meika Wagner, '91-'94
    8.   810    Christine Brigman, '87-'89
    9.   786    Tracy Clark, '82-'85
    10.  769    Jennifer Kessy, '95-'97
        
    SOLO BLOCKS
    1.  145 Lauri Yust, '91-'94
    2.  123 Leslie Devereaux, '82-'85
    3.  108 Stefanie Bodison, '88-'91
    4.  105 Janice Johnson, '82-'85
    5.   94 Jasmina Marinkovic, '95-'97
    6.   89 Meika Wagner, '91-'94
         89 Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    8.   83 Lonise Norfleet, '87-'90
    9.   82 Jamie Hatchett, '85-'88
    10.  77 Tracy Clark, '82-'85
    BLOCK ASSISTS
    1.  379 Lauri Yust, '91-'94
    2.  362 Leslie Devereaux, '82-'85
    3.  337 Stefanie Bodison, '88-'91
    4.  311 Meika Wagner, '91-'94
    5.  301 Jamie Hatchett, '85-'88
    6.  286 Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    7.  254 Lonise Norfleet, '87-'90
    8.  254 Jasmina Marinkovic, '95-'97
    9.  242 Kim Ruddins, '81-'82, '84-'85
    10. 227 Janice Johnson, '82-'85
    TOTAL BLOCKS
    1.  524 Lauri Yust, '91-'94
    2.  485 Leslie Devereaux, '82-'85
    3.  445 Stefanie Bodison, '88-'91
    4.  400 Meika Wagner, '91-'94
    5.  383 Jamie Hatchett, '85-'88
    6.  375 Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    7.  348 Jasmina Marinkovic, '95-'97
    8.  337 Lonise Norfleet, '87-'90
    9.  332 Janice Johnson, '82-'85
    10. 283 Kim Ruddins, '81-'82, '84-'85
    
    1997 Women of Troy Volleyball Numerical Roster
    No. Name                Pos.        Ht.     Yr.     Hometown (High School)
     3  Antoinette Polk     OH          5-10    Fr.*    Sacramento, CA (El Camino HS)
     4  Cynthia Corpuz      DS          5-2     Fr.     Long Beach, CA (Long Beach Poly HS)
     7  Heidi Munneke       S           5-10    Fr.     Solvang, CA (Santa Ynez HS)
     8  Sara Peterson       MB          6-1     Fr.     Redondo Beach, CA (Redondo Union HS)
     9  Janice Mounts       S           5-10    Jr.     Bakersfield, CA (Highland HS)
    10  Jasmina Marinkovic  MB          6-0     Jr.     Uzice, Serbia (Miodrag Milovanovic HS)
    11  Sara Stephen        OH          5-8     Jr.     Porterville, CA (Monache HS)
    12  Alaina Kipps        MB          6-3     Jr.     Santa Cruz, CA (Santa Cruz HS)
    14  Shannon Redfern     OH/S        6-0     Fr.     Coto de Caza, CA (Santa Margarita HS)
    15  Jennifer Kessy      OH          6-0     Jr.     San Juan Capistrano, CA (Dana Hills HS)
    16  Amber Oliver        MB          6-6     So.     La Mirada, CA (Valley Christian HS)
    17  Jeanne Vetter       OH          5-11    Sr.     San Juan Capistrano, CA (Dana Hills HS)
    21  Kashi Cormier       OH          6-0     Fr.     Fresno, CA (Bullard HS)
    22  Janae Henry         OH          6-0     Fr.     Bakersfield, CA (Centennial HS)
    32  Christine Bohle     OH          5-10    Fr.     Sherman Oaks, CA (Harvard-Westlake HS)
    *Redshirt
    Head Coach          Lisa Love (ninth year), Texas Tech '78
    Assistant Coach     Nancy Hillman-Somera (seventh year), USC '89
    Assistant Coach     Jerritt Elliott (third year), CS Northridge '91
    Assistant Coach     Paula Weishoff (first year), USC
    1997 Women of Troy Volleyball Alphabetical Roster
    No.     Name            Pos.    Ht.     Yr.     Hometown (High School)
    32  Christine Bohle     OH      5-10    Fr.     Sherman Oaks, CA (Harvard-Westlake HS)
    21  Kashi Cormier       OH      6-0     Fr.     Fresno, CA (Bullard HS)
     4  Cynthia Corpuz      DS      5-2     Fr.     Long Beach, CA (Long Beach Poly HS)
    22  Janae Henry         OH      6-0     Fr.     Bakersfield, CA (Centennial HS)
    15  Jennifer Kessy      OH      6-0     Jr.     San Juan Capistrano, CA (Dana Hills HS)
    12  Alaina Kipps        MB      6-3     Jr.     Santa Cruz, CA (Santa Cruz HS)
    10  Jasmina Marinkovic  MB      6-0     Jr.     Uzice, Serbia (Miodrag Milovanovic HS)
     9  Janice Mounts       S       5-10    Jr.     Bakersfield, CA (Highland HS)
     7  Heidi Munneke       S       5-10    Fr.     Solvang, CA (Santa Ynez HS)
    16  Amber Oliver        MB      6-6     So.     La Mirada, CA (Valley Christian HS)
     8  Sara Peterson       MB      6-1     Fr.     Redondo Beach, CA (Redondo Union HS)
     3  Antoinette Polk     OH      5-10    Fr.*    Sacramento, CA (El Camino HS)
    14  Shannon Redfern     OH/S    6-0     Fr.     Coto de Caza, CA (Santa Margarita HS)
    11  Sara Stephen        OH      5-8     Jr.     Porterville, CA (Monache HS)
    17  Jeanne Vetter       OH      5-11    Sr.     San Juan Capistrano, CA (Dana Hills HS)
    *Redshirt
    
    1997 USC Women's Volleyball Season Highs
    Christine Bohle -- #32
    Att.:   1       (vs. Xavier, 8/29)
    Kills:  0
    Pct.:   .000    (vs. Xavier, 8/29)
    Ast.:   0
    Aces:   1       (twice, last vs. Duke, 8/30)
    Digs:   7       vs. Duke, 8/30)
    BS:     0
    BA:     0
    TB:     0
    Kashi Cormier -- #21
    Att.:   28   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Kills:  13   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Pct.:   .407 (13-3-27)  (vs. WSU, 9/26)
    Ast.:    3   (twice, last vs. WSU, 9/26)
    Aces:    3   (vs. Xavier, 8/29)
    Digs:   11   (vs. Michigan State, 8/30)
    BS:      1   (3 times, last vs. Oregon, 10/9)
    BA:      4   (4 times, last vs. OSU, 10/10)
    TB:      4   (4 times, last vs. OSU, 10/10)
    Cynthia Corpuz -- #4
    Att.:   0
    Kills:  0
    Pct.:   0
    Ast.:   0
    Aces:   0
    Digs:   1   (twice, last vs. California, 10/4)
    BS:     0
    BA:     0
    TB:     0
    Janae Henry -- #22
    Att.:   10   (vs. Cal State Northridge, 9/9)
    Kills:  4    (twice, last vs. CSUN, 9/9)
    Pct.:   .300 (4-1-10)   (vs. CSUN, 9/9)
    Ast.:   0
    Aces:   0
    Digs:   7    (vs. Cal State Northridge, 9/9)
    BS:     0
    BA:     1    (4 times, last vs. California, 10/4)
    TB:     1    (4 times, last vs. California, 10/4)
    Jennifer Kessy -- #15
    Att.:   54   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Kills:  25  (vs. Michigan State, 8/30)
    Pct.:   .591 (16-3-22)  (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Ast.:    3  (vs. California, 10/4)
    Aces:    3  (vs. Oregon, 10/9)
    Digs:   17  (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BS:      1  (twice, last vs. WSU, 9/26)
    BA:      6  (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    TB:      6  (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    Alaina Kipps -- #12
    Att.:   25   (twice, last vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Kills:  12   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Pct.:   .667 (10-0-15)  (vs. OSU, 10/15)
    Ast.:   1    (twice, last vs. WSU, 9/26)
    Aces:   1    (3 times, last vs. OSU, 10/10)
    Digs:   5    (vs. Oregon State, 10/10)
    BS:     2    (vs. Oregon State, 10/10)
    BA:     10   (vs. Michigan State, 8/30)
    TB:     11   (vs. Michigan State, 8/30)
    Jasmina Marinkovic -- #10
    Att.:   44   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Kills:  26   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Pct.:   .769 (10-0-13)  (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Ast.:    2   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Aces:    4   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Digs:    8   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    BS:      3   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BA:     11   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    TB:     11   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Janice Mounts -- #9
    Att.:   7     (twice, last vs. Stanford, 10/3)
    Kills:  4     (vs. Stanford, 10/3)
    Pct.:   1.000 (3-0-3)   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Ast.:   74    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Aces:   1     (7 times, last vs. OSU, 10/10)
    Digs:   13    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BS:      1    (twice, last vs. Michigan St., 8/30)
    BA:      7    (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    TB:      7    (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Heidi Munneke -- #7
    Att.:   2      (3 times, last vs. California, 10/4)
    Kills:  1      (3 times, last vs. Caifornia, 10/4)
    Pct.:   1.000  (1-0-1)  (twice, last vs. CO, 9/7)
    Ast.:   22     (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    Aces:   1      (vs. California, 10/4)
    Digs:   3      (twice, last vs. California, 10/4)
    BS:     0
    BA:     2      (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    TB:     2      (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    Sara Peterson -- #8
    Att.:   1      (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    Kills:  0
    Pct.:   0
    Ast.:   0
    Aces:   0
    Digs:   0
    BS:     0
    BA:     0
    TB:     0
    Antoinette Polk -- #3
    Att.:   33    (vs. Michigan State, 8/30)
    Kills:  13    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Pct.:   .429  (8-2-14)  (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Ast.:   2     (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    Aces:   3     (vs. Michigan State, 8/30)
    Digs:   18    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BS:     1     (twice, last vs. California, 10/4)
    BA:     2     (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    TB:     2    (twice, last vs. CSUN, 9/9)
    Shannon Redfern -- #14
    Att.:   13  (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    Kills:  6   (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    Pct.:   .385 (6-1-13)   (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    Ast.:   2   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Aces:   7   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Digs:   8   (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BS:     0
    BA:     2   (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    TB:     2   (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    Sara Stephen -- #11
    Att.:   2      (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    Kills:  1      (twice, last vs. WSU, 9/26)
    Pct.:   1.000  (1-0-1)  (last vs. WSU, 9/26)
    Ast.:   2      (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Aces:   4      (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    Digs:   13     (vs. Duke, 8/30)
    BS:     0
    BA:     1      (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    TB:     1      (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Jeanne Vetter -- #17
    Att.:   35   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Kills:  14   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Pct.:   .257 (14-5-35)  (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Ast.:   4    (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Aces:   3    (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Digs:   20   (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    BS:     1    (twice, last vs. ASU, 9/19)
    BA:     4    (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    TB:     4    (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    USC Team Highs
    Att.:   197  (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    Kills:   86  (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Pct.:   .447    (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Ast.:    84  (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Aces:    10  (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Digs:    76  (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BS:       5  (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BA:      35  (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    TB:      18  (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    USC Team Lows
    Att.:   65   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Kills:  36   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Pct.:   .071    (vs. Stanford, 10/3)
    Ast.:   32   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Aces:    3   (twice, last vs. OSU, 10/10)
    Digs:   23   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    BS:      0   (vs. Colorado, 9/7)
    BA:     10   (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    TB:      6   (vs. Villanova, 9/5)
    USC Individual Highs
    Att.:   54   (Kessy)
    Kills:  26   (Marinkovic)
    Pct.:   .769 (10-0-13)  (Marinkovic)
    Ast.:   74   (Mounts)
    Aces:    7   (Redfern)
    Digs:   20   (Vetter)
    BS:      3   (Marinkovic)
    BA:     11   (Marinkovic)
    TB:     11   (Kipps, Marinkovic)
    Opponent Team Highs
    Att.:   205     (Washington, 9/27)
    Kills:  74      (Washington, 9/27)
    Pct.:   .254    (Stanford, 10/3)
    Ast.:   67      (Colorado, 9/7)
    Aces:   8       (Colorado, 9/7)
    Digs:   63      (Washington, 9/27)
    BS:     4       (Washington State, 9/26)
    BA:     32      (Washington, 9/27)
    TB:     19      (Washington, 9/27)
    Opponent Team Lows
    Att.:   69   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Kills:  18   (Villanova, 9/5)
    Pct.:-.014   (Arizona State, 9/19)
    Ast.:   17   (Villanova, 9/5)
    Aces:    0   (Villanova, 9/5)
    Digs:   13   (Arizona State, 9/19)
    BS:      0   (4 times, last California, 10/4)
    BA:      2   (Xavier, 8/29)
    TB:      2   (Cal State Northridge, 9/9)
    Individual Opponent Highs
    Att.:   63   (Sarah Lodge, Colorado, 9/7)
    Kills:  29   (Sarah Lodge, Colorado, 9/7)
    Pct.: .588   (Barbara Ifejika, Stanford, 10/3)
    Ast.:   58   (Kelly Campbell, Colorado, 9/7)
    Aces:    4   (Courtney Owens, Colorado, 9/7)
    Digs:   17   (Magan Prieto, OSU, 10/10)
    BS:      2   (six times)
    BA:     11   (Leslie Tuiasosopo, Wash., 9/27)
    TB:     11   (Leslie Tuiasosopo, Wash., 9/27)