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2008 RESULTS & FINAL STATISTICS

2008 Final Results

2008 Team Highs Kills

Overall 12-20 + MVC 5-13 Home 3-8 z Away 5-9 z Neutral 5-3 Date 8/29 8/29 8/30 8/30 9/2 9/5 9/6 9/6 9/12 9/13 9/13 9/19 9/20 9/26 9/27 10/3 10/10 10/11 10/14 10/17 10/18 10/20 10/24 10/25 10/29 10/31 11/7 11/8 11/14 11/15 11/20 11/21

Opponent vs. Centenary $ vs. Ball State $ vs. Sam Houston State $ vs. Green Bay $ WESTERN ILLINOIS at Green Bay % vs. Northern Arizona % vs. Fresno State % vs. Xavier & at Iowa State & vs. Iowa & at Northern Iowa * at Bradley * WICHITA STATE * MISSOURI STATE * at Creighton * at Indiana State * at Illinois State * SOUTH DAKOTA SOUTHERN ILLINOIS * EVANSVILLE * at South Dakota State at Missouri State * at Wichita State * UMKC CREIGHTON * ILLINOIS STATE * INDIANA STATE * at Evansville * at Southern Illinois * NORTHERN IOWA * BRADLEY *

W/L W W W W W W L W L L L L W L L L W L L L L L L L L L L W W L L W

67 at Indiana State (10/10) Total Attempts 181 vs. Southern Illinois (10/17) Attack Percentage .319 vs. Indiana State (11/8) .319 vs. Bradley (11/21) Assists 63 at Indiana State (10/10) Aces 9 vs. Fresno State (9/6) 9 at Bradley (9/20) Digs 84 vs. South Dakota (10/14) Blocks 15 vs. Fresno State (9/6)

Game Scores 28-26,25-17,25-14 22-25,17-25,25-14,25-20,15-8 25-23,25-16,25-17 25-15,28-26,21-25,25-13 25-11,15-25,25-14,25-15 33-31,25-17,25-22 25-23,25-20,28-26 18-25,25-18,25-19,20-25,15-9 17-25,25-17,25-18,25-22 25-10,25-13,25-15 25-18,25-11,25-16 21-25,25-19,28-26,25-17 25-22,15-25,25-17,20-25,15-8 25-17,25-21,25-21 23-25,25-21,25-16,28-26 25-15,25-14,25-9 17-25,25-23,22-25,25-19,15-13 25-17,25-16,25-15 25-20,25-20,20-25,25-18 25-22,22-25,25-16,25-27,15-7 25-22,25-23,25-13 25-19,16-25,20-25,25-22,16-14 25-12,25-16,25-23 25-14,25-12,26-28,23-25,15-8 13-25,13-25,25-20,25-19,15-8 25-17,25-20,24-26,25-18 25-19,25-20,24-26,25-18 25-12,25-17,25-23 25-22,28-26,25-9 25-18,25-17,25-10 25-21,25-18,20-25,25-22 25-15,25-17,25-21

5 Sets 5 Sets 3 Sets 3 Sets 5 Sets 5 Sets 5 Sets 4 sets 5 Sets

2008 Individual Highs Kills 23 Angela Bys vs. Southern Illinois (10/17) Total Attempts 52 Angela Bys vs. Southern Illinois (10/17) Attack Percentage .550 Emily Madden at Sam Houston State (8/30) Assists 51 Chelsea Lauersdorf at Indiana State (10/10) Aces 4 Angela Bys vs. Western Illinois (9/2) 4 Emily Madden at Wichita State (10/25) Digs 34 Alana Wittenburg vs. South Dakota (10/14) Blocks 9 (1-8) Nicole Brown at Evansville (11/14) 9 (0-9) Michelle Reidy vs. Fresno State (9/6)

$ Comfort Suites Sam Houston St. Invitational (Huntsville Texas) % Green Bay Country Inn & Suites Classic (Green Bay Wis.) & Iowa State Tournament (Ames Iowa) * Missouri Valley Conference

5 Sets 5 Sets 3 Sets 5 Sets 4 Sets 5 Sets 4 Sets 3 Sets 5 sets

2008 Statistics Player

MP-MS

K. Word C. Johnson M. Reidy M. Sims A. Bys A. Roth A. Jarek C. Lauersdorf E. Price E. Madden A. Wittenburg N. Brown L. Schryver S. Clausen Drake Opponents

26-0 1 0.02 0 2 20-0 11 0.23 2 21 29-29 190 1.73 76 499 25-21 184 2.33 70 531 32-32 397 3.31 171 1,117 32-24 216 1.79 101 616 27-10 42 0.67 18 134 32-31 76 0.63 41 228 19-1 23 0.68 15 75 32-32 236 2.00 138 972 32-0 2 0.02 1 18 20-8 36 0.71 30 132 32-4 5 0.04 4 35 18-0 0 0.00 0 2 32-32 1,419 11.73 667 4,382 32-32 1,581 13.07 645 4,477

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K/G

E

TA

Pct.

Ast.

.500 1 .429 153 .228 6 .215 17 .202 17 .187 15 .179 3 .154 1,003 .107 1 .101 15 .056 47 .045 3 .029 17 .000 15 .172 1,313 .209 1,451

A/G 0.02 3.19 0.05 0.22 0.14 0.12 0.05 8.29 0.03 0.13 0.39 0.06 0.15 0.37 10.85 11.99

SA

SA/G

SE

RE

Dig

D/G

BS

BA

B/G

BE

BHE

1 0.02 2 7 0.15 12 13 0.12 12 0 0.0 0 26 0.22 27 0 0.0 5 3 0.05 8 32 0.26 27 1 0.03 3 15 0.13 25 15 0.12 14 0 0.0 0 21 0.18 23 7 0.17 7 141 1.17 165 165 1.36 205

9 0 3 1 31 1 2 1 3 55 34 1 9 0 165 141

27 57 57 27 239 25 19 267 29 298 603 9 215 19 1,891 1,966

0.60 1.19 0.52 0.34 1.99 0.21 0.30 2.21 0.85 2.53 4.98 0.18 1.84 0.46 15.63 16.25

0 0 8 3 5 11 5 5 0 8 0 3 0 0 48 48

0 0.0 0 0.0 91 0.90 44 0.59 32 0.31 67 0.64 33 0.60 35 0.33 3 0.09 50 0.49 0 0.0 44 0.92 0 0.0 0 0.0 399 2.05 320 1.72

0 0 4 3 3 20 4 4 0 3 0 4 0 0 45 20

0 2 2 2 1 1 2 9 0 0 3 0 2 0 24 31

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2008 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

VOLLEYBALL | 09 registered 0.90, 0.64, 0.59 and 0.49 blocks per set, respectively. The headliner of the group was Reidy, a walkon, who led the squad with 99 total blocks, including a team-best 91 block assists. She finished nationally ranked in blocks, while sitting eighth in the MVC.

Sophomore libero Alana Wittenburg set the single-season record with 603 digs last season and moved into fourth with 1,026 career digs.

A season of change is never easy on any program and for the Drake volleyball squad under the direction of first year head coach Phil McDaniel, the 2008 campaign was one filled with many chapters defined by a full gamut of emotions. In raw numbers alone in terms of won-loss ratio this past season was one which critics will either view as glass half-full or glass half-empty. On the positive side, the Bulldogs finished with a 12-20 mark to post their highest victory output since 1998, while their five Missouri Valley Conference triumphs were Drake’s most since 2000. The 12 wins represented a new ceiling for victories among the Bulldogs, as the previous highwater mark for the current Drake roster was eight triumphs in 2006. The negatives were tangible as despite finishing with their 12th consecutive nonwinning season, the Bulldogs clearly improved as the season progressed, but the squad still left many victories on the table as evidenced by Drake’s 4-4 record in five-set matches. Leading the defensive resurgence on the back row was the play of sophomore libero Alana Wittenburg, who shattered the singleseason Drake record for digs with 603 and sits fourth in school history with 1,026 career digs. She finished fourth in the MVC in digs (4.98), while ranking 28th nationally helping the Bulldogs finish 70th (among 250 schools) in the country. In league-only affairs she ranked fifth in digs (4.70). Sparking the defensive corps on the front line was the play of freshman middle blocker Michelle Reidy, sophomore outside hitter Alisa DeBerg Roth, redshirt freshman outside hitter Mikayla Sims and junior outside hitter Emily Madden as the quartet

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DeBerg Roth was strong in her own right, posting a team-high 11 solo blocks en route to 78 total blocks, while Madden, Sims and sophomore middle blocker Nicole Brown chipped in 58, 47 and 47 total blocks, respectively. Sophomore outside hitter Angela Bys turned in another strong campaign for Drake, leading the team in kills (397), kills per set (3.31) and total attempts (1,117), while ranking second in service aces (26) and aces per set (0.22). She finished the year ranked sixth, eighth and 15th, respectively in the league in kills, points (3.70) and aces per frame. In league-only tilts, she was seventh and 10th in kills (3.18) and points (3.46). Her 397 kills and 1,117 attack attempts represented the seventhbest single-season marks in school history. On the strength of her team-high 1,003 assists this season, junior setter Chelsea Lauersdorf moved into third place in career assists for the Bulldogs with 2,150. Her 1,003 assists this past season represented the 10th-best single-season output in school history and sparked her to rank ninth in the league in assists. She proved to be equally adept serving the ball, registering a team-best 0.26 service aces per set, the sixth-best mark in the MVC. As a team, the Bulldogs posted 18 individual double-doubles this season. Lauersdorf led

The coaching staff led the Bulldogs to 12 wins last season, the highest mark since the 1998 season.

the way with eight, including a triple-double at UMKC, while Bys contributed seven and Madden added three. The Bulldogs got strong play from their freshmen core of Reidy, setter Caitlin Johnson and defensive specialist Erika Price. Registering 1.73 kills and team-highs in blocks and hitting percentage (.228) was Reidy, while Johnson contributed 3.19 assists and Price 0.85 digs and 0.68 kills per set. Elevating the Bulldogs’ arsenal in their second seasons were Bys, DeBerg Roth and Sims. DeBerg Roth evolved as a force for the Blue and White, averaging 1.79 kills and the 24th-best block mark (0.64) in the league. Despite being hampered by injuries, Sims posted 2.33 kills a set en route to netting the second-highest hitting percentage (.215) on the team. She ranked 24th in the conference in kills and 25th in points (2.65). Making the most of their on-court time as juniors were Madden, middle blocker Ashley Jarek and defensive specialists Lindsay Schryver and Kristen Word. Madden turned in a stellar campaign registering 2.53 digs, 2.00 kills and 0.49 blocks. She finished 24th in the MVC in digs. Schryver collected 21 service aces to rank third on the team and 25th in the conference, while Word recorded 0.60 digs per set. Jarek made the most of her playing time, averaging 0.67 kills and 0.60 blocks. Her block mark stood as the fourth-best mark on the roster.

Chelsea Lauersdorf led the Bulldogs in assists (1,003) and service aces (32) in 2008.

Sophomore setter Susan Clausen netted 0.46 digs and 0.37 assists in limited action in her first campaign at Drake.

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Drake Volleyball 2008 Year In Review