Women's Volleyball

    Oct. 28, 1997

    No. 7 Trojans Head up to Bay Area

    USC Prepares for California and Stanford

    USC Volleyball
    USC looks to block No. 4 Stanford from victory with the help of Jasmina Marinkovic and Janice Mounts. (file photo)

    THIS WEEK -- The USC women's volleyball team (16-3 overall, 8-3 in the Pacific-10 Conference, tied for second place), travels up to the Bay Area for a pair of matches at California (7-13, 2-9) on Friday (Oct. 31) at 7:30 p.m. and at Stanford (20-2, 11-0) on Sunday (Nov. 1) at 1 p.m.

    RANKINGS -- USC is tied for No. 7 with Wisconsin in the USA Today/AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. Stanford is No. 4. and California is not ranked.

    LAST WEEK -- USC posted a convincing 15-13, 15-9, 15-12 win over No. 10 Washington State on Oct. 23 but was upset in a marathon match by No. 21 Washington the next night, 11-15, 14-16, 15-13, 15-13, 11-15. Against the Cougars, junior outside hitter Jennifer Kessy had 25 kills and junior middle blocker Jasmina Marinkovic had a triple-double with 21 kills, 12 digs and 10 blocks. Freshman outside hitter Antoinette Polk had a career-high 14 kills and freshman opposite hitter Kashi Cormier had 10 kills. USC courageously battled back against the Huskies from a 0-2 deficit, only to fall in a point-per-play fifth game. Kessy posted career highs with 27 kills and 28 digs, Marinkovic had 18 kills and junior setter Janice Mounts had a career-high 79 assists. The Huskies' Makare Desilets was too much, however, with 37 kills, 12 digs and 13 blocks, leading Washington to the grueling win. Records set in the Washington match, which took 3 hours, 21 minutes to complete, included: USC's 269 attacks -- a home match record regardless of site; USC's 90 assists as a team -- a Lyon Center record (and the second-highest total in school history); Marinkovic's 65 attacks -- a Lyon Center record.

    CALIFORNIA -- USC defeated the Bears, 15-6, 15-6, 12-15, 15-13, in the first match this year in Los Angeles on Oct. 4. Jennifer Kessy led USC with 16 kills and Brook Coulter led Cal with 13 kills. Since the first meeting, Cal has gone 1-5, losing 5 straight before snapping the streak at Oregon. Third-year coach Sue Woodstra's Bears are led by senior outside hitter Jessica Dinaberg, who has a team-high 184 kills. Sophomore middle blocker Kellie Alva has a team-high 54 blocks. Woodstra is a former USC All-American and a 2-time U.S. Olympian who played at Troy in 1977.

    STANFORD -- The Cardinal (20-2, 8-0), under 14th-year coach Don Shaw, beat USC in the first meeting, 15-13, 15-0, 15-3, in Los Angeles on Oct. 3. Kessy and Jasmina Marinkovic each had a team-high 10 kills for USC and Kristin Folkl led Stanford with 14 kills. Since the match, Stanford has won 7 in a row. The defending national champions are led by Folkl at middle blocker, senior Lisa Sharpley at setter and sophomore Kerri Walsh at middle blocker/outside hitter. Folkl has a team-high 370 kills (5.36 per game) and is hitting .370. Sharpley is averaging 13.27 assists per game and Walsh is averaging 1.37 blocks per game.

    NOTES, MILESTONES, ETC. -- USC's 16-2 start was Lisa Love's best mark through 18 matches in her 9-year career at USC . . . Juniors Jennifer Kessy and Jasmina Marinkovic became the eighth and ninth players, respectively, to surpass 1,000 kills at USC this year. Kessy, an outside hitter, was the first, getting 22 kills against Pepperdine (10/15). She now has 1,088. Marinkovic did it against UCLA (10/17) with 31 kills and now has 1,056. Kessy is seventh on USC's career attacks list with 2,753 and is eighth in digs with 832. Marinkovic (2,179 career attacks) is fifth in solo blocks with 99, is sixth on USC's career total blocking list (382) and is seventh on the career block assists list (283) . . . Junior setter Janice Mounts recently became only the fifth Trojan ever to reach 2,000 career assists and she now has 2,311 . . . USC's win over UCLA on Oct. 17 and its win last year in the series finale gives the Women of Troy 2 consecutive wins over the Bruins for the first time since 1987. USC has also won 3 straight at Pauley Pavilion . . . 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 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 174-84 (.674) record with the Women of Troy and an impressive 373-162 (.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 is 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 a team-high .422 (293-56-562). She led the nation in overall hitting percentage for 6 consecutive weeks (through Oct. 19). She is a 2-time Pac-10 Player of the week honoree (Sept. 22 and Oct. 20) and was named AVCA National Player of the Week on Sept. 22. She was honored in September 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. For the second award, Marinkovic had a combined 45 kills and 6 errors in 88 swings, hitting .443 against No. 14 Pepperdine (Oct. 15) and No. 22 UCLA. (Oct. 17). She has won the Pac-10 award twice in her career and the AVCA award once (USC has won the Pac-10 award 18 times). 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). Against Washington State (10/23), Marinkovic posted her first career triple-double with 21 kills, 12 digs and 10 blocks. She had a career-high 31 kills (tied for the seventh-best match effort ever at USC) and hit .500 (31-3-56) at UCLA (10/17). On the year for USC, Marinkovic is second in kills per game (4.44) and blocks per game (1.58). In the loss to Washington State (9/26), Marinkovic had 26 kills and she followed it up with 17 kills and 11 blocks at Washington (9/27). She had 14 kills and tied a season high with 11 blocks vs. Pepperdine (10/15). 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 18 that USC has won. Her 22 kills against Pepperdine (10/15) made her the eighth player ever at USC to reach 1,000 kills. This season, she leads USC in kills (320), kills per game (4.71), digs (212) and aces (17). Most recently vs. Washington (10/24), Kessy had career highs with 27 kills and 28 digs, posting her 11th double-double of the season and 32nd for her career. Against Washington State (10/23), she had 25 kills, adding 13 digs. 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. She had 19 kills and 16 digs at UCLA (10/17). She had 18 kills and 15 digs at Oregon State (10/10) and had 16 kills and 11 digs against California (10/4). 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 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 870 assists and an average of 13.59 per game. She has also proved effective at the net and is third on the team with 68 blocks. Mounts, who became only the fifth player in USC history to surpass 2,000 assists, had a career-high 79 vs. Washington (10/24). It was the fourth-highest assist total in USC history. Mounts put together a huge weekend at Washington State (9/26) and at Washington (9/27) with 74 and 71 assists, respectively. She had 63 assists in the rematch vs. Washington State (10/23) to go along with 16 digs. She had 59 assists and 12 digs at UCLA (10/17) and had 55 assists against Oregon State (10/10). Mounts had 53 assists and a career-high 12 blocks against Pepperdine (10/15). 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. 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 blossomed as a 1997 junior. She leads USC with 112 blocks, averaging 1.62 per game (fifth-best nationally as of 10/19). One of USC's steadiest players, Kipps is the only member of the team who has appeared in all 69 games. She posted a career-high 14 blocks at UCLA (10/17), joining a tie for the sixth-best single-match blocking performance in school history. She hit a career-high .667 (10-0-15) at Oregon State (10/10) and also added 7 blocks. She had a career-high 12 kills and 6 blocks at Washington (9/27) and tied the mark in the rematch vs. the Huskies (10/24). She 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 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 11 blocks 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. 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 turning heads despite her inexperience. 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 (8/30). She had her second double-double at Washington State (9/26) with 13 kills and a career-high 18 digs. She had her third against Pepperdine (10/15) with 12 kills and 12 digs. Polk is second on the team in digs (148) and third in kills (147). She hit a career-high .429 with 8 kills against Arizona (9/20) and had a career-high 14 kills vs. Washington State (10/23). 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 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 has limited her play. She saw her most action since Oct. 4 when she played against Washington (10/24). She tied a career-high with 18 kills and added 23 digs, nursing a sore knee the entire match. She had 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. Against Colorado (9/7), she provided 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) and 11 digs vs. Washington (10/24). She is third in service aces with 15, including 4 against Villanova (9/5). She is fourth on the team in digs with 101.

    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 11 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 10 kills vs. the Cougars at home and had 9 kills and hit .333 at Oregon (10/9). She has 9 aces, 88 digs and 38 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 have competed for time throughout the season. Setter Heidi Munneke, a 2-time All-CIF Southern Section Division IV first team selection in 1995-96, is 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. She also started at UCLA (10/17) and played a solid match. Against Arizona, Redfern had a USC season-high 7 aces, 1 short of tying USC's 3-game match record. She had 10 digs vs. Pepperdine (10/15). Henry saw her most significant action of the year vs. Washington (10/24), getting 7 kills in 32 attacks to go along with 12 digs, all career highs. On the year, she has 22 kills and 36 digs in 17 games as a reserve and Munneke has 75 assists in 13 games. Bohle has seen action in 12 games as a back-row specialist. 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 6-3 against ranked teams so far with wins over No. 6 Michigan State, No. 22 Colorado, No. 15 Arizona, No. 14 Pepperdine, No. 22 UCLA and No. 10 Washington State (second meeting). Losses are to No. 6 Washington State (first meeting), No. 4 Stanford and No. 21 Washington. Rankings are at the time of the match.

    IN THE PAC-10 -- Jasmina Marinkovic leads the Pac-10 in hitting percentage (.422), is fifth in block average (1.58) and sixth in kill average (4.44). Janice Mounts is second in assist average (13.59) and Alaina Kipps is fourth in block average (1.62). Jennifer Kessy is third in kill average (4.71) and third in digs (3.12). Shannon Redfern is sixth in aces (0.33). As a team, USC leads the conference in service aces (1.62), is second in hitting percentage (.263), third in blocks (3.39) and fourth in assists (15.10). The Women of Troy are second in the following opponent categories: digs (12.49), kills (13.61) and assists (12.32). Redfern's 7 aces are a high for the Pac-10, as are Kipps' 14 total blocks and 12 block assists (tied). USC's 269 attacks vs. Washington (10/24) are also a Pac-10 high.

    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 -- "Stanford is sitting on top of the mountain right now. It appears to be a very interesting race for second behind them, a race that could have national implications. Every match, like it's been all year, is still a critical match. We need to go have a great weekend, first against California and then against Stanford. We need to step up and play tough. We need to come off the Washington loss with a vengeance."

    1997 Results and Game Recaps
    USA Today/AVCA Coaches Poll
    as of 10/28/97
    1.  Penn State (59)
    2.  Long Beach State
    3.  Florida
    4.  Stanford
    5.  BYU
    6.  UC Santa Barbara
    7t. USC
    7t. Wisconsin
    9.  Texas
    10. Washington State
    11. Nebraska
    12. Pepperdine
    13. Arizona
    14. Hawai'i
    15. Texas A&M
    16. Maryland
    17. Pacific
    18. Washington
    19. Colorado State
    20. Loyola Marymount
    21. U. San Diego
    22. Arkansas
    23. Colorado
    24. UCLA
    25. Michigan State
    
    1997 Pac-10 Standings
    Team        Pac-10  Overall
    Stanford    11-0    20-2
    USC         8-3     16-3
    Washington  8-3     13-7
    Arizona     7-3     15-3        
    Wash. St.   7-4     19-4
    Oregon St.  4-7     12-11
    UCLA        4-7     9-9
    Arizona St. 3-7     12-9
    California  2-9     7-13
    Oregon      0-11    8-15

    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.  1088    Jennifer Kessy, '95-'97
    9.  1056    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.  2753    Jennifer Kessy, '95-'97
    8.  2575    Meika Wagner, '91-'94
    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.  2311    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.  832     Jennifer Kessy, '95-'97
    9.  810     Christine Brigman, '87-'89
    10. 786     Tracy Clark, '82-'85
        
    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.  99  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.  283 Jasmina Marinkovic, '95-'97
    8.  254 Lonise Norfleet, '87-'90
    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.  382 Jasmina Marinkovic, '95-'97
    7.  375 Megan McCallister, '87-'90
    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 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
    
    Pronunciation Guide
    Christine Bohle     BOH-luh
    Kashi Cormier       KAH-shee KORE-meer
    Cynthia Corpuz      KORE-pus
    Janae Henry         Juh-NAY
    Alaina Kipps        Ah-LAY-nah
    Jasmina Marinkovic  Yaz-MEE-nah, Ma-RINK-o-VICH
    Heidi Munneke       MUNN-ih-kee
    Antoinette Polk     ANN-twah-NET 
    Sara Stephen        STEE-vin
    Jeanne Vetter       JEEN 
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    Player Statistics

    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    (3 times, last vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    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.:   32   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  7    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Pct.:   .300 (4-1-10)   (vs. CSUN, 9/9)
    Ast.:   1    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Aces:   0
    Digs:   12   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    BS:     0
    BA:     2    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    TB:     2    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    
    Jennifer Kessy -- #15
    Att.:   62   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  27   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Pct.:   .591 (16-3-22)  (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Ast.:   3    (vs. California, 10/4)
    Aces:   3    (vs. Oregon, 10/9)
    Digs:   28   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    BS:     1    (twice, last vs. WSU, 9/26)
    BA:     7    (vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    TB:     7    (vs. UCLA, 10/17)
     
    Alaina Kipps -- #12
    Att.:   25   (3 times, last vs. Wash., 10/24)
    Kills:  12   (twice, last vs. Wash., 10/24)
    Pct.:   .667 (10-0-15)  (vs. OSU, 10/15)
    Ast.:   2    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Aces:   1    (4 times, last vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    Digs:   8    (vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    BS:     2    (twice, last vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    BA:     12   (vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    TB:     14   (vs. UCLA, 10/17)
     
    Jasmina Marinkovic -- #10
    Att.:   65   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  31   (vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    Pct.:   .769 (10-0-13)  (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Ast.:   2    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Aces:   4    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    Digs:   12   (vs. Washington State, 10/23)
    BS:     3    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BA:     11   (twice, last vs. Pep., 10/15)
    TB:     11   (twice, last vs. Pep., 10/15)
    
    Janice Mounts -- #9
    Att.:   12    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  4     (twice, last vs. Wash., 10/24)
    Pct.:   1.000 (3-0-3)   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Ast.:   79    (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Aces:   2     (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Digs:   16    (twice, last vs. Wash., 10/24)
    BS:     1     (3 times, last vs. Pep., 10/15)
    BA:     11    (vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    TB:     12    (vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    
    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     (twice, last vs. Wash., 10/24)
    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.:   34   (twice, last vs. WSU, 10/23)
    Kills:  14   (vs. Washington State, 10/23)
    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    (3 times, last vs. Wash., 10/24)
    BA:     3    (twice, last vs. WSU, 10/23)
    TB:     3    (twice, last vs. WSU, 10/23)
         
    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.:   3    (twice, last vs. WSU, 10/23)
    Aces:   7    (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Digs:   10   (vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    BS:     0
    BA:     2    (twice, last vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    TB:     2    (twice, last vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    
    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     (twice, last vs. WSU, 10/23)
    TB:     1     (twice, last vs. WSU, 10/23)
    
    Jeanne Vetter -- #17
    Att.:   42   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  18   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Pct.:   .310 (18-5-42)  (vs. Wash., 10/24)
    Ast.:   4    (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Aces:   3    (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Digs:   23   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    BS:     1    (twice, last vs. ASU, 9/19)
    BA:     4    (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    TB:     4    (vs. Washington, 9/27)
    
    USC Team Highs
    Att.:   269  (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  91   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Pct.:   .447 (vs. ASU, 9/19)
    Ast.:   90   (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    Aces:   10   (vs. Arizona, 9/20)
    Digs:   110  (vs. Washington, 10/24)
    BS:     5    (vs. Washington State, 9/26)
    BA:     38   (vs. Pepperdine, 10/15)
    TB:     21   (vs. UCLA, 10/17)
    
    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   (3 times)
    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.:   65   (Marinkovic)
    Kills:  27   (Kessy)
    Pct.:   .769 (10-0-13)  (Marinkovic)
    Ast.:   79   (Mounts)
    Aces:   7    (Redfern)
    Digs:   28   (Kessy)
    BS:     3    (Marinkovic)
    BA:     12   (Kipps)
    TB:     14   (Kipps)
     
    Opponent Team Highs
    Att.:   262  (Washington, 10/24)
    Kills:  97   (Washington, 10/24)
    Pct.:   .254 (Stanford, 10/3)
    Ast.:   91   (Washington, 10/24)
    Aces:   9    (Pepperdine, 10/15)
    Digs:   116  (Washington, 10/24)
    BS:     5    (Washington, 10/24)
    BA:     34   (Washington, 10/24)
    TB:     22   (Washington, 10/24)
     
    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.:   75    (Makare Desilets, Wash., 10/24)
    Kills:  37    (Makare Desilets, Wash., 10/24)
    Pct.:   .588  (Barbara Ifejika, Stanford, 10/3)
    Ast.:   85    (Michelle Patton, Wash., 10/24)
    Aces:   4     (Courtney Owens, Colorado, 9/7)
    Digs:   31    (Michelle Patton, Wash., 10/24)
    BS:     3     (Makare Desilets, Wash., 10/24)
    BA:     11    (Leslie Tuiasosopo, Wash., 9/27)
    TB:     13    (Makare Desilets, Wash., 10/24)
    
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