Senior middle blocker and All-American candidate Jennifer Pahl enters her fourth season with the Women of Troy as a starter... Traveled to Saoluis, Brazil with Uncharted Waters (a Christian sports ministry organization) this summer... A returning starting middle blocker for the Trojans and All-American candidate.
2000 JUNIOR SEASON
Pahl played and started in 31 of 32 matches (104 games) as a junior... Named to the AVCA All-American second team and Asics/Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention team... Led the team and finished second in the conference with 1.27 blocks per game and a .405 attack percentage... Received her second straight All-Pac-10 first team honor... Named to the AVCA All-Pacific Region team... She hit above .500 in 11 matches, including five consecutive matches (Sept. 15-30)... Tied a career best with three aces against Washington (Sept. 15) and added nine kills (.500) and five blocks... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week (Sept. 25) after contributing six blocks and a then-career high .750 attack percentage (6 kills, no errors, 8 attacks) against Stanford (Sept. 22), then following with 10 kills (.556) and three blocks against Cal (Sept. 23)... Posted a career-high .769 hitting effort against Oregon (Sept. 30)... With a season-high 18 kills and 10 digs against the Gauchos (Oct. 24), she posted her first double-double of the season... Earned the team's first kill/block double-double of the season with 16 kills and a season-high 10 blocks against Washington State (Nov. 17)... Led with seven block assists and a .550 attack percentage (11-0-20) with no errors against Cal Poly (Dec. 2) in the second round of the NCAAs... Honored to the NCAA Pacific Regional all-tournament team after averaging a .472 attack percentage, 5.0 kills and 1.2 blocks per game against Florida (Dec. 7) and Penn State (Dec. 8).
1999 SOPHOMORE SEASON
As a starting middle blocker, Pahl played in 107 games and all 30 matches... She led the team and ranked 10th in the conference with a .293 attack percentage... With a career attack percentage of .304, she is fourth among USC's all-time leaders... She also finished 10th in the Pac-10 with a 0.30 service ace average and averaged 3.38 kills, 2.27 digs and 0.93 blocks per game last year... Named to the All-Pac-10 first team... Honored as a UNLV Invitational all-tournament selection after leading the team in blocks (12 total blocks / 1.7 bpg) and service aces (4)... Set career records in the tournament with three solo blocks versus Oral Roberts (Sept. 17) and three aces against UNLV (Sept. 18)... Named the USC Athlete of the Week after accounting for 18 kills and six blocks against Arizona State (Sept. 24), and leading the team with a .469 attack percentage against Arizona (Sept. 25)... Had a personal record-breaking performance against Washington State (Sept. 31) with 15 total blocks - a mark that ranks sixth among USC single match records... Broke three career-high marks against UCLA (Nov. 19) and Fairfield (Nov. 20), including three aces and 23 kills against the Bruins, and 18 digs against the Stags... Added nine double-doubles throughout the season, including 15 kills and 14 digs against Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (Dec. 4).
1998 FRESHMAN SEASON
In her first season Pahl made a name for herself as a middle blocker, earning Pac-10 All-Freshman team honors... She appeared in 29 matches (75 games) for the Women of Troy... On the season, she posted 139 kills and 57 blocks... Added a career-high 10 kills against both UCLA (Oct. 30) and Stanford (Sept. 18)... Recorded a career-high six blocks against UCLA (Oct. 2)... In the second round of the NCAA Tournament she collected seven kills with four blocks against Texas A&M (Dec. 5).
Pahl is a 1998 graduate of Linfield High in Temecula, Calif. ... She was named to Volleyball Magazine's Fab 50 list in 1997... Honored as the 1997 CIF Division V-AA Co-Player of the Year and earned All-CIF Division V-AA and All-Christian League first team honors three times (1995-97)... A 1997 All-Riverside County first team pick, she was also named the 1997 Christian League MVP and earned Valley Co-MVP honors... In addition, she was a three-year Linfield MVP... She played club volleyball with Saddleback under head coach Dave Flickenger... Also lettering in softball, she earned All-CIF Division V-AA and All-Christian League first team honors in 1996 and 1997 as a centerfielder... She was the leadoff hitter and broke the CIF record for stolen bases.
Jennifer Lyn Pahl was born on May 11, 1980, in Riverside, Calif. ... The daughter of Roger and Peggy Pahl, she has one brother, Garet, who played football at Northern Colorado (1995-96)... She is an active member of USC's Campus Crusade for Christ and Athletes in Action... She spent the summer of 2000 traveling with AIA to Sri Lanka, India and Hong Kong... Enjoys listening to music and camping with friends... An anthropology major who hopes to work as a primate curator.