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LOYOLA MARYMOUNT VOLLEYBALL

2008


MEDIA INFORMATION 2008 VOLLEYBALL QUICK FACTS

The University

Los Angeles, Calif. 1911 8,300 (5,300 Undergrad) Lions Crimson, Navy, Gray NCAA Division I West Coast Gersten Pavilion 4,156 Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J. Dr. William Husak

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LMU Mission Statements and Facts........................... 27 Education Experience................................................ 30 Academic Support.................................................... 32 LMU Sports Medicine................................................ 33 Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J......................................... 35 Dr. William S. Husak.................................................. 36 Compliance.............................................................. 37

The Year in Pictures..........................................39 2007 Statistics.................................................40 2007 Results....................................................42 2007 WCC Review...........................................43

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The 2008 Loyola Marymount volleyball media guide is a product of the LMU Athletics Media Relations Office… created by Tyler Geivett... special thanks to Dr. Michael Mulvihill for his editing efforts… photography provided by Glenn Cratty, Jeff Golden, Dave Hill, Dirk Dewachter, Scott Cunningham, Patrick Gee, Victor Decolongon, USA Volleyball, NORCECA and Christen Peterson… film and printing by West Coast Reproductions of Marina Del Rey… inside back cover photos courtesy of the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau… additional copies of the guide are available through the Athletics Media Relations Office for $10.00 each.

All-Time Series Records....................................66 Non-Conference Opponents............................67 West Coast Conference Opponents.................69 2008 Championship Bracket............................70

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CREDITS

All-Time Honors........................................................ 45 All-Time Roster......................................................... 46 All-Time Record Books.............................................. 47 Postseason Play......................................................... 51 LMU and Team USA.................................................. 53 LMU All-Americans................................................... 55 Retired Jerseys.......................................................... 57 Year-by-Year Results/Statistical Leaders...................... 58

HISTORY

Assistant Athletic Director of Media Services John Shaffer Office Phone (310) 338-7643 E-mail jshaffer@lmu.edu Assistant Media Relations Director (vb contact) Tyler Geivett Office Phone (310) 338-7638 Cell Phone (310) 345-6997 E-mail tgeivett@lmu.edu Assistant Media Relations Director Mark Dodson Office Phone (310) 338-5798 E-mail mark.dodson@lmu.edu SID Office Fax (310) 338-2703 Hotline/Tickets (310) 338-LION Website www.LMULions.com Mailing Address Athletic Media Relations Office Loyola Marymount University 1 LMU Drive - Gersten Pavilion Los Angeles, CA 90045-8235

Steve Stratos, Head Coach...............................13 Larry Smoot, Assistant Coach...........................15 Heather Collins, Assistant Coach......................15 David Cuthbert, Vol. Assistant Coach...............15 2008 Players....................................................16

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Media Relations

Rosters...............................................................5 Season Preview..................................................6 Gersten Pavilion...............................................10

UNIVERSITY

497-318 16-13 8-6 (4th) NA NR 8/6 4/3 8

Table of Contents...............................................1 Quick Facts........................................................1 Speed Chart.......................................................2 Media Outlets....................................................3 Media Information.............................................3

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All-Time Record 2007 Record 2007 WCC Record 2007 Postseason 2007 Final Ranking Letterwinners Returning/Lost Starters Returning/Lost Newcomers

HISTORY

Volleyball Facts

TABLE OF CONTENTS

UNIVERSITY

Steve Stratos (310) 338-2765 sstratos@lmu.edu San Diego State ‘75 359-178 (18 seasons) 359-178 (18 seasons) Larry Smoot (19th season) Long Beach State Heather Collins (12th season) UC Santa Barbara ‘96 David Cuthbert (first season) Bournemouth University

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Head Coach Stratos’ Office Stratos’ E-Mail Alma Mater Record at LMU Collegiate Career Record Assistant Coach Alma Mater Assistant Coach Alma Mater Assistant Coach Alma Mater

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Volleyball Staff

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Location Founded Enrollment Nickname Colors Affiliation Conference Home Court Capacity President Athletic Director




MEDIA INFORMATION

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Lauren DeGrandmont DS • 5-6 • FR Portland, Ore.

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Erin Downey MB • 6-1 • SR San Jose, Calif.

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Lauren Kirk DS • 5-8 • SR Redondo Beach, Calif.

Megan Nash MB • 6-1 • RS-SO Manhattan Beach, Calif.

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Christa Scholtz DS • 5-9 • FR Austin, Texas

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Whitney Leonard DS • 5-4 • SO Saratoga, Calif.

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Renee Horton S • 5-10 • SO Wildomar, Calif.

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Ariana Covington OH/MB • 5-11 • FR Carlsbad, Calif.

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Becky Stehling MB • 6-1 • RS-SO Austin, Texas

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Alesha Young S • 5-7 • FR Costa Mesa, Caif.

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Diana Hiromoto DS • 5-7 • FR Honolulu, Hawaii

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Morgan Kelly OH • 5-10 • JR Hermosa Beach, Calif.

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Emily Day OH • 6-1 • SR Torrance, Calif.

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Lindsay Banas MB • 5-10 • SR San Pedro, Calif.

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Emily Cheek OPP • 6-3 • FR Sequin, Texas

Alaina Bergsma OH/OPP • 6-3 • FR Chandler, Ariz.

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Jasmine Rankins OH/OPP • 6-0 • FR Vista, Calif.

Heather Collins Assistant Coach

Steve Stratos Head Coach

David Cuthbert Volunteer Assistant Coach

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Larry Smoot Assistant Coach

Steven Cortez Athletic Trainer

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MEDIA INFORMATION MEDIA OUTLETS

Interview Sessions

Fax: 310-338-2703 XTRA SPORTS 690/1150 610 S. Ardmore Los Angeles, CA 90005 Phone: 213-427-7257 Fax: 213-427-7905

cast every home match at www.LMULions. com. Various student-broadcasters will have the call as the Lions’ play-by-play announcers. LMU has joined CSTV to provide Lions’ All-Access, the improved audio/video network of Lion athletics. All-Access brings the excitement of the Lions directly to the LMU fan with comprehensive, easy-to-access multimedia coverage. Lions’ All-Access is a continuation of the Lions’ Audio Network, which began in 2003. Since its debut, the audio network has broadcast nearly 600 events, including all men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and baseball games, and selected events for volleyball, soccer, softball, water polo, and cross country.

ASSOCIATED PRESS 221 South Figueroa, Ste 300 Los Angeles, CA 90012 Phone: 213-626-1200 Fax: 213-346-0200

CBS 2 6121 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 Phone: 213-460-3252 Fax: 213-460-3316

FOX SPORTS (KAVL 610 AM) 352 E. Avenue K-4 Lancaster, CA 93535 Phone: 661-942-1121

GLENDALE NEWS-PRESS 111 W. Wilson Ave. Ste.200 Glendale, CA 91203 Phone: 818-637-3200 Fax: 818-241-1975

ESPN (Los Angeles) 962 N. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90069 Fax: 310-358-5333

ESPN RADIO (710 AM) 3321 S. La Cienega Los Angeles, CA 90016 Phone: 310-840-2400 Fax: 310-558-5691

FOX 11 1999 South Bundy Drive Los Angeles, CA 90025 Phone: 310-584-2348 Fax: 310-584-2450

KLAC SPORTS (570/690 AM) 3400 W. Olive Avenue, Ste. 55 Burbank, CA 91505 Phone: 818-559-2252 Fax: 213-427-7921

LMU Website

FOX SPORTS WEST 1100 S. Flower St. Ste.2200 Los Angeles, CA 90015 Phone: 213-763-4646 Fax: 213-763-4633

SPORTING NEWS (1540 AM) 2800 28th Street #308 Santa Monica, CA 90404 Phone: 310-452-7100

INLAND VALLEY BULLETIN 2041 East 4th Street Ontario, CA 91761 Phone: 909-782-7596 Fax: 909-948-9038

Visit the LMU Athletics website at www.LMULions.com for the latest scores and highlights of all Lion events.

LB PRESS-TELEGRAM 604 Pine Avenue Long Beach, CA 90844 Phone: 562-499-1338 Post-Match Interviews Fax: 562-437-8914 Following a 10-minute “cool-down” period afptsports@presstelegram.com

Practices

LOS ANGELES LOYOLAN 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045 Phone: 310-338-2879 Fax: 310-338-1901

LOS ANGELES TIMES 202 West First Street When referring to the university, please use its Los Angeles, CA 90012 full title, Loyola Marymount University or LMU. Phone: 213-237-7145 Please avoid using “Loyola” or “Marymount” Fax: 213-237-7876 alone. Also, no hyphens should be used be- sports@latimes.com

Reference to LMU

tween Loyola Marymount when spelling out the full name of the university.

NBC 4 3000 W. Alameda Ave. Burbank, CA 91523 Phone: 818-840-4444 Fax: 818-840-3076 SO. CAL SPORTS REPORT 1111 S. Figueroa St. Suite 108 Los Angeles, CA 90016 Phone: 213-763-4642 Fax: 213-763-4633

PASADENA STAR-NEWS 1210 North Azusa Canyon Rd West Covina, CA 91790 RADIO Phone: 626-578-6300 x2125 KXLU 88.9 FM Fax: 626-856-2758 1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA 90045 SOUTH BAY DAILY BREEZE Phone: 310-338-2886 West Coast Conference Fax: 310-338-5959 Scores, standings, stats, and updates from 5215 Torrance Boulevard around the WCC are available at www.wccs- Torrance, CA 90503 LIONS’ ALL-ACCESS ports.com. The volleyball contact at the WCC is Phone: 310-540-4201 1 LMU Drive Jae Wilson and he can be reached at jwilson@ Fax: 310-540-3067 sports@dailybreeze.com Los Angeles, CA 90045 westcoast.org. Phone: 310-338-7638

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MEGA SPORTS 50 Rockefeller Center New York, NY 10020 Phone: 800-393-3327 Fax: 212-621-7530 SPORTS TICKER Harborside Financial Center 600 Plaza Two Jersey City, NJ 07311 Phone: 800-367-8935 Scores: 213-687-4400 Fax: 800-336-0383 STATS, INC. 8130 Lehigh Avenue Morton Grove, IL 60053 Phone: 847-583-2162 Fax: 800-357-8525 USA TODAY – VOLLEYBALL 1000 Wilson Blvd., 21st Floor Arlington, VA 22229 Phone: 800-872-3410 Fax: 703-276-5527 VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE Mike Miazga, Editor and Chief MMiazga@madavor.com

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through the LMU Ticket Office at (310) 338LION. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 12:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please contact Lisa Binetti at (310) 338-4537 for information on group discounts. Tickets for all home matches may be purchased at the door.

KTLA 5 5800 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90028 Phone: 213-460-5500 Fax: 213-460-5333

COLLEGE VB UPDATE 9618 Newberry Drive Austin, TX 78729 Phone: 512-918-8527 Fax: 512-257-1738 pr@cvu.com

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ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER 625 North Grand Ave. Santa Ana, CA 92711 Tickets Phone: 714-953-7931 Seating capacity in Gersten Pavilion is 4,156. Fax: 714-796-6765 Tickets to all home matches are available sports@ocregister.com

KCOP 13 915 North LaBrea Los Angeles, CA 90038 Phone: 310-548-2000 Fax: 310-584-2024

AVCA 1227 Lake Plaza Drive, Suite B Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Phone: 719-576-7778 Fax: 719-576-7778 D1@avca.org

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With few exceptions, LMU practices are open to the media. All inquiries regarding the practice schedule and status of availability should be made through the Media Relations Office. Please notify the Media Relations Office at least 24 hours in advance to attend a practice.

LOS ANGELES DAILY NEWS 21221 Oxnard Street PO Box 4200 Woodland Hills, CA 91365 Phone: 818-713-3600 Fax: 818-713-3436 sports@dailynews.com

KCAL 9 5515 Melrose Avenue Hollywood, CA 90038 Phone: 213-460-3252 Fax: 213-460-3337

OTHER

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ter the end of the match, Head Coach Steve Stratos and requested players will make themselves available to members of the media for interviews. To request interviews, please see Tyler Geivett prior to the end of the match. The availability of the visiting team is subject to individual team policy.

ABC 7 500 Circle Seven Drive Glendale, CA 91201 Phone: 818-863-7777 Fax: 818-863-7677

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TELEVISION

THE ARGONAUT 5355 McConnell Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90066 Phone: 310-822-1629 Lions’ All-Access The audio home of LMU volleyball will broad- Fax: 310-823-0616

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PRINT

MEDIA

To arrange an interview with a coach or player, please contact Tyler Geivett, Assistant Director of Athletics Media Relations at (310) 3387638.




SEASON OUTLOOK


SEASON OUTLOOK 2008 LMU ROSTERS Numerical Roster Ht. 5-6 5-8 5-9 5-4 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-10 5-11 6-1 5-10 6-3 5-7 5-7 5-10 6-3 6-0

Yr-Exp. FR-HS SR-3V FR-HS SO-1V SR-3V SR-3V RS SO-1V SO-1V FR-HS RS SO-1V SR-3V FR-HS FR-HS FR-HS JR-2V FR-HS FR-HS

Hometown (Previous School) Portland, Ore. (Central Catholic HS) Redondo Beach, Calif. (Redondo Union HS) Austin, Texas (Westlake HS) Saratoga, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty HS) Torrance, Calif. (West Torrance HS) San Jose, Calif. (Archbishop Mitty HS) Manhattan Beach, Calif. (Notre Dame Academy) Wildomar, Calif. (Elsinore HS) Carlsbad, Calif. (Carlsbad HS) Austin, Texas (Bowie HS) San Pedro, Calif. (Mary Star HS) Sequin, Texas (Sequin HS) Costa Mesa, Calif. (Newport Harbor HS) Honolulu, Hawaii (Punahou School) Hermosa Beach, Calif. (Palos Verdes HS) Chandler, Ariz. (Valley Christian HS) Vista, Calif. (Vista HS)

By State

By Position

California

By Class

11 Middle Blocker

Lindsay Banas (San Pedro)

Ariana Covington (Carlsbad)

Emily Day (Torrance)

Erin Downey (San Jose)

Renee Horton (Wildomar)

4 No. Name

Lindsay Banas Ariana Covington Erin Downey Megan Nash Becky Stehling

Lindsay Banas Emily Day Erin Downey Lauren Kirk

5 Morgan Kelly (Hermosa Beach) Defensive Specialist Lauren DeGrandmont Juniors Lauren Kirk (Redondo Beach) Diana Hiromoto Whitney Leonard (Saratoga) Lauren Kirk Megan Nash (Manhattan Beach) Whitney Leonard Jasmine Rankins (Vista) Christa Scholtz Sophomores Alesha Young (Costa Mesa) Setter 3

Texas

Christa Scholtz (Austin)

Outside Hitter

Hawaii

1

Diana Hiromoto (Honolulu)

Oregon

Renee Horton Alesha Young

Whitney Leonard

Becky Stehling

6

Lindsay Banas Alaina Bergsma Ariana Covington Emily Day Morgan Kelly Jasmine Rankins

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Lauren DeGrandmont (Portland)

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Megan Nash

Freshmen

8

Alaina Bergsma

Emily Cheek

Opposite

4 Renee Horton

5

Alaina Bergsma Emily Cheek Erin Downey Megan Nash Jasmine Rankins

Pronunciation Guide

15 Lindsay Banas 1 Lauren DeGrandmont Lauren DeGrandmont 13 Becky Stehling Diana Hiromoto Ariana Covington

Jasmine Rankins Christa Scholtz

BAY-nis Duh-GRAND-mont STAY-ling

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Becky Stehling (Austin) Arizona 1 Alaina Bergsma (Chandler)

Morgan Kelly

Lindsay Banas Alaina Bergsma Emily Cheek Ariana Covington Emily Day

HISTORY

Emily Cheek (Sequin)

2

1

Po. Ht. Yr-Exp. MB/OH 5-10 SR-3V OH/OPP 6-3 FR-HS OPP 6-3 FR-HS OH/MB 5-11 FR-HS OH 6-1 SR-3V 1 Lauren DeGrandmont DS 5-6 FR-HS 7 Erin Downey MB/OPP 6-1 SR-3V 20 Diana Hiromoto DS 5-7 FR-HS 11 Renee Horton S 5-10 SO-1V 21 Morgan Kelly OH 5-10 JR-2V 3 Lauren Kirk DS 5-8 SR-3V 5 Whitney Leonard DS 5-4 SO-1V 8 Megan Nash MB/OPP 6-1 SO-1V* 23 Jasmine Rankins OH/OPP 6-0 FR-HS 4 Christa Scholtz DS 5-9 FR-HS 13 Becky Stehling MB 6-1 SO-1V* 19 Alesha Young S 5-7 FR-HS * - Has served redshirt season. 15 22 17 12 6

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Alphabetical Roster

5 Seniors

UNIVERSITY

Head Coach: Steve Stratos (San Diego State, ‘75) - 19th season Assistant Coach: Larry Smoot (Long Beach State) - 19th season Assistant Coach: Heather Collins (UC Santa Barbara, ‘96) – 12th season Assistant Coach: David Cuthbert (Bournemouth University) - first season

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Pos. DS DS DS DS OH MB/OPP MB/OPP S OH/MB MB MB/OH OPP S DS OH OH/OPP OH/OPP

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Name Lauren DeGrandmont Lauren Kirk Christa Scholtz Whitney Leonard Emily Day Erin Downey Megan Nash Renee Horton Ariana Covington Becky Stehling Lindsay Banas Emily Cheek Alesha Young Diana Hiromoto Morgan Kelly Alaina Bergsma Jasmine Rankins

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No. 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 13 15 17 19 20 21 22 23

Alesha Young

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SEASON PREVIEW

Following a 2007 campaign in which Loyola Marymount recorded its 18th consecutive winning season under Head Coach Steve Stratos and the Lions bid adieu to four-time All-West Coast Conference honoree Heather Hughes, LMU will look to return to the top of the competitive WCC en route to its first playoff appearance since 2005.

2007 Review

LMU finished the 2007 season with a 16-13 overall record and an 8-6 mark in the WCC, good for fourth-place in the conference, to record its 18th consecutive winning season. The Lions played well to start the year despite losing two of its first three matches, earning an 8-5 record headed into conference play. After posting a 5-6 mark over the first 11 conference matches, LMU rallied to win its final three conference showdowns resulting in its highest winning percentage of the season at 16-11, five games over .500. The three-match winning streak was the second of the season for LMU, earning victories over UC Irvine, Tulane and Columbia from September 4-8. The Lion downfall proved to be matches against ranked opponents, as the crimson and navy dropped all six contests, including the final two matches of the season at No. 11 Hawai’i. On the brighter side, LMU won its final four home matches of the year en route to a 9-4 record at Gersten Pavilion. With the 9-4 mark, LMU has yet to record a sub-.500 home record under Stratos in each of his 18 years at the helm of the program. For its work throughout the season, LMU was rewarded with various individual accolades. Twice in 2007, the Lions were awarded WCC Player of the Week honors, as Hughes took home the honor on September 3, and Emily Day received the award on November 19. Hughes also claimed Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week recognition for the same week of play. The selection was the first such honor for a Lion since Sarah Noriega (1994-97) was awarded the National Player of the Week distinction in 1997. Hughes and Day both earned further WCC accolades, being named to the WCC All-Conference first team. Freshman Renee Horton landed on the WCC AllConference honorable mention team and the WCC All-Freshman team, where she was joined by fellow freshman Whitney Leonard. Following what proved to be a record-setting four-year career at LMU, Hughes was named AVCA All-Region honorable mention, Collegiate Volleyball Update Stellar Spikers honorable mention, and LMU Female Athlete of the Year. She also finished the 2007 campaign ranked 18th in the nation in kills per game after leading all players in that category from September 9 through November 4.

Head Coach Steve Stratos

Stratos completed his 18th season at the helm of the program with an 18th straight winning year. In his tenure at LMU, Stratos has led the Lions to nine 20win seasons and 11 postseason appearances. He has posted a career record of 359-178, the most victories in LMU volleyball history and second-most among current WCC coaches. His .669 winning percentage places him in the top-50 (46th) among active Division I coaches. In conference play, he owns a record of 170-82, for a .675 winning percentage. With 170 career conference victories, Stratos again ranks second among active coaches in the WCC.

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HISTORY

Class of 2007



With the departure of seniors Hughes, Christianna Reneau, Jania Motton and Ashley Dutro, LMU will have some big shoes to fill this season. Most notably, the Lions will be without the leadership of Hughes, a two-time captain for LMU. Hughes had the best season of what proved to be a stellar four-year career in 2007, starting every game for the Lions and pacing the squad with 1,382 total attacks and 540 kills. She finished first in the WCC in kills and points with 5.00 and 5.56 per game, respectively. Reneau, who joined Hughes as a member of the 1,000 kill club on November 3 last year, also turned in an outstanding senior campaign. The native of Corona, Calif. finished the year with 324 kills on 897 total attempts while recording 18 service aces and 366 digs. With the departure of the seniors, the LMU record books have seen a few changes entering the 2008 campaign. Hughes now finds herself among the top-10 in eight career-record categories. She ranks tied for first in service aces (157), is second in kills (1,679), digs (1,261) and total attempts (4,435), fourth in games played (438) and kill average (3.83), seventh in service ace average (0.36) and ninth in dig average (2.88). Reneau ranks fourth in dig average (3.50), fifth in digs (1,156), seventh in total attempts (2,943), and ninth in kills THE HEART OF A LION

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SEASON OUTLOOK (1,100) and kill average (3.33). Lastly, Dutro completed her two-year career at LMU with 1,150 assists, good for 10th in the record books.

Newcomers

Coach Stratos and his staff have put together a roster that includes a whopping eight new options in freshmen Alaina Bergsma, Emily Cheek, Ariana Covington, Lauren DeGrandmont, Diana Hiromoto, Jasmine Rankins, Christa Scholtz and Alesha Young.

Cheek was a member of the Austin Juniors Club Team and was a three-year varsity letter winner at Sequin High School in Sequin, Texas. The 6’3” outside hitter was awarded All-League honors in each of the last three years, and led her team to the State Playoffs in 2005 and 2007. Cheek was named to Prep Volleyball’s 2008 “Senior Aces” list before garnering All-District first team honors and earning a spot on the Texas All-State Team following her senior campaign.

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Hiromoto, a 2007 All-State honorable mention selection, was a four-year varsity letter winner for Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Excelling at both the libero and outside hitter positions in high school and at the club level, Hiromoto was invited to train with the USA Volleyball High Performance Youth National A2 Team and at the USA Volleyball Holiday Camp in 2007. As a freshman at Punahou, Hiromoto helped lead the Buff n’ Blue to the Hawaii State Championship, followed by two more appearances in the Championship over the next three years. At the club level, her teams have made appearances at the Junior Olympic Championships in three of the last five years.

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Covington, a member of the Epic Volleyball Club Team in San Diego, Calif., was a three-year varsity letter winner at Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, Calif. An All-League selection in each year of play, she was named League MVP after both her junior and senior campaigns. In addition, Covington garnered All-Southern Section CIF honors in 2006 and 2007 and led her team to the Avocado League Championship in 2005, 2006 and 2007. The 5’11” outside hitter also guided her team to a 2007 CIF Southern Section Runner-Up finish and the CIF State Southern Section Semifinals that same year. DeGrandmont, a member of the Portland Volleyball Club Team and a threeyear varsity letter winner at Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore., was a three-time All-League selection as a defensive specialist. She was awarded All-State Tournament honorable mention honors in 2006, and All-State Tournament first team accolades in 2007 after leading her squad to second-place finishes at the State Tournament in 2005 and 2006, and a third-place finish in 2007. Following her senior season in 2007, DeGrandmont was named Mount Hood League Co-MVP.

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Bergsma, a 2007 Arizona High School All-American and member of the Arizona Juniors Club Team, was a four-year varsity letter winner for Valley Christian High School in Chandler, Ariz. and garnered All-League, All-Metro Region and AllState Tournament Team honors at the conclusion of her sophomore through senior seasons. The 6’3” outside hitter guided her team to the 2005 and 2007 Metro Region Championship and a runner-up finish in 2006. In addition, her teams reached the State Quarterfinals in 2005 and the State Semifinals in her junior and senior campaigns.

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“We as a coaching staff and team are very excited about the 2008 recruiting class,” Stratos said. “We feel that the group is potentially one of the finest recruiting classes we have ever had, and all eight girls are capable of having an impact early in their careers.”

OUTLOOK

This year, led by a group of experienced and talented returnees and a host of highly-touted newcomers, the Lions will try to improve upon a fourth-place finish in the WCC and return to the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in six years. LMU will rely heavily on senior and All-WCC selection Day to help guide the team to its 19th consecutive winning season. Day, who finished among the conference leaders in points per game (fifth, 4.84), kills per game (sixth, 4.00), service aces per game (eighth, 0.34) and digs per game (11th, 3.21), highlights a veteran squad that also features seniors Lindsay Banas, Erin Downey and Lauren Kirk. The team-leader in service aces (36), block solos (20), block assists (68) and total blocks (88) from last year, Day will also benefit from a trio of standout sophomores in Horton, Leonard and Becky Stehling.

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Rankins was a four-year varsity letter winner at Vista High School in Vista, Calif. The 6’0” outside hitter garnered All-Avocado League honors in 2005 and 2006 before earning an All-North San Diego County bid in 2006. In addition, as a member of the Epic Volleyball Club Team, she helped guide her team to a fifthplace showing at the Junior Olympics in the 18’s Open Division in 2007. Scholtz, a 2007-08 AVCA Senior All-American, was a team captain for the Austin Juniors Club Team and three-year varsity letter winner at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Selected to the USA Volleyball/Lone Star High Performance Team, Scholtz was also part of the USA Volleyball European Global Challenge team during the summer of 2007. Serving as the Westlake team captain and MVP in 2007, she guided her team to the championship match at the Duncanville Tournament of Champions, garnering All-Tournament honors at that tournament and at the 2007 Pearland Volleyball Classic. Young, a member of the Orange County Volleyball Club Team, was a four-year varsity letter winner at Newport Harbor High School in Costa Mesa, Calif. The talented setter garnered All-Sunset League honors in 2006 and 2007 while being named League MVP in 2007. Young led her team to the Sunset League Championship and the CIF Playoffs in all four years of high school play, with the squad reaching the CIF Semifinals in 2007. In addition to her accomplishments in her league, she also earned an All-CIF Southern Section nod after her senior campaign, and was an integral part of the 2007 Volleyball Festival Club Volleyball Champions in the 18’s Division.

The 2008 Lineup

The eight newcomers join a program that returns three starters plus the libero, losing senior starters in Hughes, Reneau and Motton. Although the loss of all three players seems large, the Lions have always had depth at several positions, and this year is no exception. A core of returnees anxious for their shot to lead the team to greatness, teamed with a handful of eager freshmen looking to showcase their talents at the next level, should result in competitive battles for starting positions and an exciting season in 2008. Outside Hitter Considered the team’s go-to player this year, Day returns to the outside hitter position this season. Entering her senior campaign in 2008, Day already places eighth in kill average (3.36), and 10th in kills (1,037), total attempts (2,868) and dig average (2.77) in the LMU record books. She managed to post 17 doubledoubles on the season in 2007, good for fourth overall in the conference. In addition, the Torrance, Calif. native notched a double-double in nine of the final 12 matches to close the year. The WCC All-Conference and All-Academic selection is not alone in the hunt for swings from the outside. A trio of freshmen in Bergsma, Covington and Rankins, along with junior Morgan Kelly, provide the coaching staff with strong options at the position. Opposite In one of many battles to be won throughout the season at various positions in the starting lineup, senior Downey and sophomore Megan Nash will compete for time playing opposite the setter. Last year, Downey played in 25 matches and 69 games en route to 85 kills on 244 attempts. Nash, who did not play due to injury last season, is credited by her coaches with being one of the best all-around players on the team, and now that she is healthy, is expected to have a huge impact on the squad. Freshmen Bergsma, Cheek and Rankins could also see time at the position this season. Setter After starting all but one match, and playing in all 108 games for the Lions last year, sophomore Horton is primed to be LMU’s starting setter for the second consecutive season in 2008. With only one year under her belt, Horton already sits eighth all-time in assists with 1,318. Named WCC All-Conference honorable mention and to the WCC All-Freshman team, she posted 11 double-doubles in 2007, claiming 12th overall in the WCC. With Young providing depth and competing for time at the helm of the offense, the setter position looks to be a young but talented one for the Lions in 2008. Defensive Specialist/Libero The Lions find themselves with an impressive amount of depth at the defensive specialist position this year. The majority of the depth comes from underclassmen, with four of the five defensive specialists claiming freshman or sophomore standing. Leonard got the majority of the playing time last season at the position, appearing in 94 games and 25 matches. She posted a team-high 426 digs THE HEART OF A LION

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Lion fans always see an impressive schedule for LMU volleyball, and this year is no exception. The Lions will play eight matches against teams that qualified for last year’s NCAA tournament, including two matches against all three WCC schools from the tournament, Pepperdine, San Diego and Santa Clara.

LMU will return home for the first time in 2008 on September 10, taking on a tough Ohio State squad before hosting the only home tournament of the season on September 12 and 13. The Lions will welcome UC Irvine, San Jose State and Pittsburgh to LMU for the Four Points Sheraton LAX/LMU Volleyball Classic.

“As is the case every year, we have a tremendous non-conference schedule in which we play Ohio State, Arizona, Santa Barbara and others. Our conference is one of the toughest in America, and we anticipate every match being a knock-down-drag-out fight,” Stratos said.

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In addition to the non-conference matches, the Lions will also have to contend with a tough schedule in the extremely competitive West Coast Conference. For five straight seasons, at least three WCC programs have qualified for the NCAA tournament. In 2008, LMU will look to be among that group as they begin their quest for a fifth WCC crown.

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Following the tournament, the Lions will remain at home for one more match, clashing with Southern California rival, and perennial powerhouse, UC Santa Barbara on September 16. Loyola Marymount will once again exit the state that same week for a tournament at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, where they will face-off with the University of Houston, Arizona, and Stephen F. Austin State. Arizona is a member of the Pacific-10 conference, widely considered one of the best Division I volleyball conferences in America.

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Among the tough non-conference competition that LMU will face in 2008 are Middle Tennessee State, Arizona, Ohio State and UC Santa Barbara. LMU will compete in the Middle Tennessee State Tournament on September 5 and 6. The tourney will feature host and 2007 Sweet-Sixteen participant Middle Tennessee State, 2007 NCAA Tournament participant Lipscomb University, and Appalachian State, in addition to the Lions.

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The Lions will play in four tournaments again this season, including the Four Points Sheraton LAX/LMU Volleyball Classic in Burns Recreational Center. Although they will not be played in Gersten Pavilion, the three tournament matches will be considered a part of LMU’s 15 home contests in 2008. The Lions, who have not recorded a losing home record in all 18 years under Stratos, were 9-4 in the friendly confines of Gersten Pavilion last season. LMU will also travel to the University of New Mexico, Middle Tennessee State and the University of Houston for tournaments against some of the nation’s top teams. The tournament setting has proved a lucrative one for the Lions recently, as LMU has collected an 11-1 record on neutral floors since the beginning of the 2005 season.

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Middle Blocker LMU has several veteran options at middle blocker this season. Named 2007 LMU Female Newcomer of the Year, Stehling is expected to be a starter in the middle for the Lions. Stehling collected 125 kills and connected at a team-best .322 clip, good for sixth overall in the WCC. In addition, she hit .376 in conference matches alone, earning second overall in the WCC in those games. The native of Austin, Texas recorded eight block solos and 64 block assists, good for 72 total blocks and 0.81 blocks per game. She recorded three or more blocks on 12 occasions, including each of her last eight matches played in 2007. If they are not playing opposite the setter, Downey and Nash will likely see time at middle blocker. In addition to her offensive numbers last season, Downey recorded seven block solos and 39 block assists, good for 46 total blocks and 0.67 blocks per game on the defensive side of the net. Stehling, Downey and Nash will likely be joined in the middle by Banas and Covington, in what should be a very deep position for the Lions in 2008.

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at a rate of 4.53 digs-per-game en route to a WCC All-Freshman team selection. Kirk, who is in her senior year, was the primary libero in 2006 and played in 29 matches and 101 games last season. The native of Redondo Beach, Calif. tallied 90 digs and 10 service aces over her junior campaign. Freshmen DeGrandmont, Hiromoto and Scholtz round-out the competition at the libero position.




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One of Southern California’s premier athletic facilities, Albert Gersten Pavilion begins its 27th year as home of the Loyola Marymount Lions. Since opening night, the Pavilion has become one of toughest places to play in the West Coast Conference. The 63,000-square foot facility boasts a functional design, featuring rounded columns at each corner, separated by mirrored glass. It houses the athletic programs’ extensive weight rooms, state-of-the-art training and medical facilities and is the home site of all indoor athletic events including women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball games. The volleyball Lions first moved into the facility in 1982 and recorded 14 wins in Gersten’s inaugural season. Under Head Coach Steve Stratos, the Lions have posted an overall record of 176-62 (.739) in the friendly confines of the Pavilion. In conference play, the record reflects the same success with a 94-33 (.740) home record in WCC action. In 26 years, the 1996 (WCC volleyball championship team) and 2003 (NCAA secondround appearance) squads have been the most successful with 14-1 marks, for .933 winning percentages. One of the largest regular season crowds in program history gathered just four seasons ago in 2004 to see LMU top local rival Pepperdine 3-1 in West Coast Conference action. With 1,142 fans in attendance, it was the largest Gersten Pavilion volleyball crowd since LMU hosted the playoffs during the 1996 Sweet Sixteen season. Built to accommodate the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the Pavilion served as the host site for the weightlifting competition of the Games. More than 1,000

people were involved with the staging of the event which, at that time, attracted the largest number of weightlifting competitors in the history of the Olympics. More than two million people were brought into the Pavilion through television, radio, newspapers and wire services that attended the competition. Prior to the Olympics, Gersten was the site of the McDonald’s Gymnastics Classic in 1983, featuring the best male and female gymnasts from the United States and the former Soviet Union. In 1991, the Pavilion was the venue for the men’s and women’s volleyball and boxing preliminaries at the U.S. Olympic Festival. It has been host to

top basketball camps in the country, hosting LMU alumnus Pete Newell and his Big Man’s Camp for NBA players. It has served as one of the official practice homes of the L.A. Lakers and L.A. Clippers, and continues to welcome visiting NBA franchises. The Pavilion also hosted Kiki Vandeweghe’s Individual Instruction Camp with some of the best in the NBA participating. Gersten Pavilion was named in honor of Albert Gersten, father of LMU regent Albert Gersten, Jr., a 1974 LMU graduate. The Gersten family was the largest single donor to the construction project.

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W 8 6 10 8 10 12 14 8 10 9 8 7 11 14 12 8 12 9 176

Overall L 5 3 5 3 3 2 1 3 1 5 2 7 4 1 4 4 5 4 62

Pct. .615 .667 .667 .727 .769 .857 .933 .727 .909 .643 .800 .500 .733 .933 .750 .667 .706 .692 .739

W 6 5 6 6 7 7 7 5 6 4 5 3 4 6 5 4 3 5 94

Conference L Pct. 2 .750 2 .714 1 .857 1 .857 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 1.000 2 .714 1 .857 3 .571 2 .714 4 .429 3 .571 1 .857 2 .714 3 .571 4 .426 2 .714 33 .740

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Stratos also coached Kelli Nerison (20002003) to one of the greatest breakthroughs in program history. After seeing brief playing time in a total of just 12 matches during the first two seasons of her career, Nerison went on to honorable mention All-American performances as a junior and senior. As a senior, Collegiate Volleyball Update named her one of the nation’s top five blockers. Throughout the same period, his teams have succeeded in the classroom, producing 25 All-WCC Academic selections and six LMU Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Among these, Tracy Holman (1994-97) garnered the award twice as an LMU student-athlete, and was named WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the completion of the 1997-98 academic year. Stratos began his coaching career as an assistant coach for the boys’ junior varsity basketball team at Torrance High School in 1976, and became an assistant coach for the varsity squad the following year. He assumed duties as head coach for the boys’ volleyball team in the spring of 1978 and became head coach of the boys’ varsity basketball team in 1981. He moved on to Woodbridge High School in Irvine, Calif., in 1983, where he served as head coach of the boys’ volleyball

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Using 1998 as a learning experience, Stratos and the Lions jumped back into the NCAA tournament in 1999, advancing to the second round, and were ranked as high as No. 22 in the AVCA rankings (Sept.28). In 2000, Stratos and the Lions continued their pursuit of excellence by starting the season on a seven-match winning streak which propelled them to a season-best No. 21 AVCA ranking (Sept. 4). The 2002 season saw the Lions start with an 11-3 mark, which handed the program its 13th straight winning season under Stratos. During Stratos’ first season (1990), the Lions posted a 21-16 record and made a postseason appearance in the NIVC (National Invitational Volleyball Championship). In 1992, he led the team to its second NIVC appearance and a 22-13 record. The following year (1993), the Lions accumulated a 23-7 overall record and finished second in the WCC (113). For the first time in program history, LMU entered the nation’s top-25, ranked No. 24 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll and No. 22 by Volleyball Monthly. In 1994, the Lions garnered the first of three consecutive WCC Championships with a 19-10 overall mark and a 12-2 conference record, earning a NCAA tournament appearance. Stratos led LMU to its second straight WCC title and NCAA tournament appearance in 1995 with a perfect 14-0 record, the first in school history. After their tremendous success in 1996, the Lions posted a 22-7 record the following year (1997) and again advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Under Stratos’ guidance, the Lions won in the first round of the tournament with a 3-0 victory over Hawaii. Stratos and the Lions put up three straight NCAA appearances again from 2003 to 2005, advancing to the second round in 2003 before falling to the eventual national champion. The 2004 campaign saw Stratos reach the 300 career win milestone in front of the home crowd at Gersten Pavilion. Stratos has turned the Lions’ home court into one of the toughest places for opponents to visit, with a lively student section and exciting home schedules year after year. The Lions have enjoyed a .739 winning percentage in Gersten Pavilion under Coach Stratos. Success of the program has carried over into individual honors as well. Among the program’s top athletes and graduates, Stratos coached Loyola Marymount’s two AVCA AllAmerica first-team honorees, Sarah Noriega (1994-97) and Sarah McFarland (1997-00). He has guided 15 All-West Region players, 56 All-Conference players, three WCC Freshmen of the Year and one Freshman All-American.

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In his 18 seasons as head coach of the Loyola Marymount women’s volleyball program, Steve Stratos has maintained a high level of excellence throughout his program, both in the classroom and on the court. Having coached six All-Americans, as well as numerous Academic All-Conference selections, Stratos continues to maintain one of the top volleyball programs in the nation. In 1996, Stratos became the first coach in West Coast Conference history to be tabbed Coach of the Year three straight seasons after leading the Lions to their third consecutive conference title. In addition, he earned AVCA District VIII Coach of the Year honors after directing the 1996 squad to a 26-3 mark, advancing to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen and a No. 9 final national ranking, the highest finish in program history. His teams have averaged just under 20 wins a season and have made nine NCAA postseason appearances, including four consecutive in the NCAA Championships from 1994-97. Recently, the Lions made three straight NCAA appearances in 2003, 2004, and 2005. Stratos has posted a career record of 359-178, for a .669 winning percentage, the highest in LMU volleyball history. That mark also ranks him 46th in the nation among active NCAA Division I head coaches. In West Coast Conference action, he owns a record of 170-82, for a .675 winning percentage. With 170 career conference victories, Stratos ranks second all-time among WCC coaches. Stratos is currently a member of the AVCA Coaches Top-25 Poll Committee (since 1993) and is the WCC representative on the Pacific Regional Ranking Committee. He is also in his second term on the District VIII Regional Poll Committee (1995-96, 1999-present) and recently completed his service on the All-District VIII Selection Committee, which he was a member of since 1996. Winning has become a tradition for the LMU volleyball program. In a five-year span (1994-98), Stratos’ teams combined for a string of 61-straight weeks being nationallyranked in the AVCA/USA Today Top-25 Poll. Despite high expectations upon entering the 1998 season, the No. 25-ranked Lions were left out of the NCAA postseason tournament for the first time since 1993. They ended the 1998 regular season ranked No. 25 in the nation.

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team, as well as a boys’ basketball assistant. Concentrating on volleyball, he took over the reign of both the girls’ and boys’ volleyball programs in 1984. There, he led both programs into prominence during his tenure, taking each to the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) playoffs. Under Stratos’ leadership, the Woodbridge girls’ program ranked among the nation’s top-20 in each of his final four years. In 1985, he was honored as Orange County’s Boy’s Volleyball Coach of the Year. He coached in the Orange County All-Star Game five times, with the boys’ squad in 1986 and 1988, and the girls’ team in 1987, 1989, and 1990. Aside from his coaching duties, Stratos taught advanced placement U.S. history at Woodbridge. A 1970 graduate of Torrance High School, Stratos himself was an All-League selection in basketball. He later earned a bachelor of arts degree in social sciences, with an emphasis in U.S. history, and a minor in English from San Diego State in 1975. He is a former president of the Orange County Volleyball Coaches Association and served on the CIF Volleyball Advisory Board for five years.

Playing Career: 1972-1982 AAA Beach Volleyball Player 1985-1988 Six-Man Beach Volleyball Manhattan Beach Open Finals

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Name: Steven G. Stratos Born: June 5, 1952 Hometown: Torrance, Calif. High School: Torrance High School

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College Education: San Diego State, Bachelor of Arts, 1974 California Standard Secondary Credential, 1975

Coaching Career: 1990-Present Head Coach, LMU 1983-1990 Head Coach, Woodbridge HS Boys and Girls Volleyball 1975-1983 Head Coach, Torrance HS Boys Basketball and Volleyball

Stratos’ Series Records Teams Arizona Arizona State Auburn Baylor Boise State Boston College Bradley Brown BYU Cal Poly Cal State Bakersfield Cal State Fullerton Cal State Northridge Central Michigan Cincinnati Clemson Coastal Carolina Colorado Colorado State Columbia Connecticut Creighton Davidson Dayton Drake Duke Eastern Washington Fairfield Florida Florida A&M Florida State Fresno State George Washington Gonzaga Grambling State Hawaii Houston Idaho Idaho State Indiana

W 1 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 3 1 11 7 2 1 1 1 2 5 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 2 2 28 1 2 1 2 2 3

L 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 6 0 7 0 0 0 1

Teams Indiana State Iowa Jacksonville James Madison Kansas Long Beach State Louisiana State Marquette Maryland Massachusetts Memphis State Miami Michigan State Minnesota Mississippi Montana Moorhead State Murray State Nebraska Nevada New Mexico North Carolina Northeastern Northwestern Northern Arizona Northern Illinois Northern Iowa Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma Oral Roberts Oregon Oregon State Pacific Pepperdine Pittsburgh Portland Portland State Providence Rice

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Teams Sacramento State Saint John’s Saint Louis Saint Mary’s Sam Houston State San Diego San Diego State San Francisco San Jose State Santa Clara South Florida Southern Mississippi SE Missouri St. SMU SW Missouri St. Stanford Syracuse Tennessee Texas A&M Texas-El Paso Texas Tech Tulane UC Irvine UCLA UC Riverside UC Santa Barbara UNLV USC US International Utah Utah Valley State Villanova Washington State West Virginia Wichita State William & Mary Wisconsin Wyoming

Collegiate Coaching Honors: 1994 WCC Coach of the Year 1995 WCC Coach of the Year 1996 WCC Coach of the Year

AVCA District VIII Coach of the Year

Three WCC Championships Nine Postseason Appearances

High School Coaching Honors: 1985 O.C. Coach of the Year Seven PCL Championships Nationally Ranked (1986-89) Committees/Memberships: AVCA Coaches Top-25 Voting Committee All-District VIII Selection Committee District VIII Regional Poll Committee

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the English Junior Men’s National team for three years. He also won three Junior National titles while playing for the Wessex Volleyball Club. Cuthbert went on to play for the Wessex Men’s team as a libero in the English First Division. Cuthbert is a graduate of Bournemouth University, earning his degree in Sport Psychology.

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David Cuthbert joins LMU after moving out to California from the UK. In the UK, Cuthbert coached at Wessex Volleyball Club where he took both 16’s and 18’s teams to top-three finishes nationally. Cuthbert has previously worked within the U.S. as a volunteer assistant at Utah State and as an assistant at Whittier College. As a player, Cuthbert represented

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Conference Championships. Smoot began his coaching career at Torrance High School with the boys’ volleyball program in 1980. He added the girls’ team to his coaching duties in 1984 and led them to national rankings in 1986 (No. 12) and 1987 (No. 10). His girls’ program captured the Bay League Championship from 1985 through 1987. Smoot is currently the Director of the South Bay Girls’ Volleyball Club and has served as head coach for the Torrance Volleyball Club (boys). His South Bay 18-and-under club team has advanced to the Kaepa Festival Tournament Final Four in four of the last 10 years and won the championship in 1993. During the summer of 2006, Smoot coached the South Bay 18-1s to a bronze medal at the American Division Junior National ChampionAtlanta. ships in He previously led the To r r a n c e club to a second place finish at the USVB Junior Olympics in 1983. Smoot was honored in 1996 with the Distinguished Service Award for Junior Volleyball by the Kaepa Volleyball Festival. A 1978 graduate of Torrance High School, Smoot was an AllConference volleyball player at El Camino Junior College before playing one season at Long Beach State in 1982. Smoot still competes in men’s and co-ed division tournaments. He is a former USVBA AllAmerican in the co-ed division and has won the USVBA co-ed division open championships as a player-coach in 1987 and 1990.

Assistant Coach Heather Collins Heather Collins is in her 12th season as an assistant coach at Loyola Marymount. Collins handles pre-match scouting and assists in recruiting, daily practices, and matches. On the court, Collins primarily works with outside hitters and passing and defense. In her first season with the LMU program, the Lions went 22-7 overall and 11-3 in WCC play en route to a NCAA second round appearance. In her 11 seasons, Collins has guided LMU to six NCAA postseasons, reaching the second round in three of those six appearances. A former All-American at UC Santa Barbara, Collins came to LMU following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at UCSB in 1995 and 1996. In her two seasons, the Gauchos posted a 26-9 record in 1995 and a 23-9 record in 1996, twice advancing to the NCAA second round. A four-year letter winner for the Gauchos, Collins was a twotime All-Big West first-team member following her junior and senior seasons. She earned third-team All-America honors from Volleyball Magazine as tion accolades following a junior, and honorable menher senior campaign. She still ranks among school leaders in career digs (1,556 - fifth) and kills (1,329 - eighth) and holds the school mark for service er, she led the Gauchos aces (157). As a playto a four-year record of 101- 29, including four appearances in the NCAA Tournament. In 1993, UCSB posted ished with a No. a 28-4 mark and fin4 national ranking. Collins attended Poway High School, where she led her team to three CIF 3-A championships. She was a twotime All-CIF first-team er of the Year honors performer and won Playson. A five-year player following her senior seaball Club, she led the for the San Diego Volley18-elite team to the Nike Davis Volleyball Festival Championship in 1991. Collins is a two-year veteran of the professional volleyball ranks. She played in the National Volleyball Association (NVA) 4-man sand and 4-man grass league in 1996, and played for the Utah Golden Spikers of the NVA in 1997. Collins is a 1996 graduate of UC Santa Barbara, earning a degree in liberal arts. She recently completed her masters degree in education at LMU.

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Larry Smoot is in his 19th year as the top assistant volleyball coach at Loyola Marymount University. Smoot is involved in all facets of the volleyball program, including input on daily practices and matches, as well as handling a portion of the recruiting responsibilities. He also serves as the camp coordinator for the LMU Girls’ Volleyball Summer Camp. In his 18 seasons with the Lions, Smoot has helped LMU to 11 postseason appearances and three West Coast

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2008 LIONS #3 Lauren Kirk Personal

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Lauren Anne Kirk was born March 15, 1987, in Torrance, Calif... daughter of Melinda and John Kirk Jr., who was a member of the crew team at USC... has two brothers, Brian and Chris, who plays golf at Cal Poly... chose LMU for its volleyball program, education, and because its close to home... is a member of the Dean’s List for her high grade point average... a liberal studies major.

Briefly Lauren Kirk is in her fourth season with the Lions... will serve as the Lions’ captain for the second consecutive year... has played a great deal over her three years in crimson and navy and is expected to be right there in the hunt for the starting libero spot or back-row specialist… coaches praise her for being a great leader on and off the court for the LMU program…

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At LMU 2007… found time in 101 of the Lions’ 108 games on the season… recorded a seasonhigh 13 digs against Gonzaga on October 6… served-up two aces against Tulane on September 7… finished the year with 10 service aces, good for fifth on the squad… 2006... played in all 31 matches as a sophomore for the Lions... had a season-high 22 digs in a five-match loss to Saint Mary’s... averaged 2.23 digs per game... ranked fifth on the team with 18 service aces... 2005... set the LMU season-high dig mark with 32 digs against Pepperdine... played in 81 of LMU’s 113 games... tallied double-digit digs in six matches, including LMU’s final four matches of the regular season...

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a 2005 graduate of Redondo Union High School in Redondo Beach, Calif... a four-year starter... was a 2004 first-team All-League and All-CIF selection... named to the Daily Breeze’s All-South Bay team in 2004... played club volleyball for South Bay and current LMU Coach Larry Smoot...

Kirk’s Career Highs Kills -Attacks -Percentage -Assists 4 – 2x (last: USD, 10/7/06) Aces 6 – Northeastern, 9/2/05 Digs 32 – Pepperdine, 11/11/05 Solo Blocks -Block Assists -Total Blocks --

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MP 26 31 29 86

GP 81 104 101 286

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ing the final week of the 2006 season after totaling 38 kills and 30 digs against Northridge and Dayton... was a Hilton Phoenix/ East Mesa Sun Devil Classic All-Tournament selection after posting a career-high 24 digs against host Arizona State... also had 21 kills and 11 digs in the season and tournament-opener against Utah Valley State... finished among the WCC leaders in service aces/game (sixth, 0.38)... also ranked 14th in the WCC in both digs (2.87) and kills (3.27) per game... season-high 24 kills came in fivegame loss at UC Santa Barbara...

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a 2005 graduate of West Torrance High School in Torrance, Calif... earned All-CIF and Daily Breeze All-South Bay team selections in 2004... a three-time All-League selection... was honored as the league’s Most Valuable Player in 2003... played club volleyball for South Bay and current LMU coach Larry Smoot...

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Emily Marie Day was born August 9, 1987, in Long Beach, Calif... daughter of Joan and Bob Day... has one sister, Laura, and one brother, Gregory... also recruited by Yale and Sacramento State, but chose LMU because of the location, academics, competitive volleyball program, and small class sizes... an applied mathematics major with a minor in business.

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Day’s Career Highs Kills 28 – Oregon State, 9/14/07 Attacks 73 – Saint Mary’s, 11/5/05 Percentage .500 – UC Irvine, 10/18/05 Assists 3 – 3x (last: Columbia, 9/3/07) Aces 4 – 3x (last: Wisconsin, 9/8/07) Digs 24 – 3x (last: ASU, 8/26/06) Solo Blocks 5 – Saint Mary’s, 11/17/07 Block Assists 7 – #19 USD, 11/8/07 Total Blocks 8 - #19 USD, 11/8/07

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2007… a first-team All-WCC selection and named to the fall WCC All-Academic team… earned WCC Player of the Week honors for the week of November 19 after posting 34 kills and a hitting percentage of .312 to guide LMU to victories over Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s… voted LMU’s Most Improved Female Athlete of the Year… played in 107 of LMU’s 108 games, starting all 29 matches on the year… finished among the conference leaders in points/game (fifth, 4.84), kills/game (sixth, 4.00), service aces/game (eighth, 0.34) and digs/game (11th, 3.21)… placed third in points/game with 5.21 in WCC matches alone… also fifth in kills/game with 4.33, fifth in blocks/game with 1.06, and 12th in digs/game with 3.13 over the same span… collected a career-high 28 kills on September 14 against Oregon State… posted a seasonbest 72 attacks against then-No. 19 USD on November 8… notched 18 digs and a careerhigh five block solos against Saint Mary’s on November 17… led the team in service aces (36), block solos (20), block assists (68) and total blocks (88), and was second in kills (428) and total attacks (1142)… recorded career kill number 1,000 against Saint Mary’s on November 17… collected 17 double-doubles on the season, good for fourth in the WCC…

2008 LIONS

2005... a WCC All-Freshman team selecEmily Day is in her fourth season with the tion... named the WCC Player of the Week Lions... a returning starter and first-team after averaging 5.57 kills and 4.43 digs per All-Conference selection at outside hitter… game in wins over Saint Mary’s and San Franexpected to be one of the big guns on the cisco... recorded double-digit kills in 14 of team and one of the go-to players on the LMU’s final 17 matches and in 12 of 14 WCC outside… coaching staff will look to her to contests... recorded double-digit digs in 6 of 14 WCC matches... had five double-doubles be a big leader for LMU this season… on the season...

YR 2005 2006 2007 TOTAL

MP 30 30 29 89

GP 98 104 107 309

Att 777 949 1142 2868

K 269 340 428 1037

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E 132 175 197 504

% .176 .174 .202 .186

AST 12 16 35 63

SA 12 40 36 88

SE 21 63 81 165

RE 14 17 15 46

DIG 213 298 344 855

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BS 7 20 20 47

BA 30 20 68 118

TB 37 40 88 165

BE 3 3 8 14

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2008 LIONS #7 Erin Downey MEDIA

in 2003 and 2004... Prep Volleyball named her one of the nation’s “Top 50 Juniors” in 2003... selected as the MVP of the 2004 state title run... played club volleyball for Vision and coach Jay Mansfield... was a high school teammate of current LMU teammate Whitney Leonard...

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HISTORY

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Briefly

Erin Downey is in her fourth season with LMU... is an experienced and talented middle blocker… a very knowledgeable player who understands the game… has the ability to play both the right and left sides… a very versatile athlete, the coaches feel she is the type of player that could have a huge impact on the team in her senior year…

Erin Elizabeth Downey was born March 3, 1987, in San Jose, Calif... daughter of Joan and James Downey... has two brothers, Patrick and Sean, and a sister, Megan… also recruited by Santa Clara, Pepperdine, UCLA, Florida State, and Texas, but chose LMU because of its religious affiliation, the location and the volleyball team... a communication studies major.

At LMU

2007… played in 25 matches and 69 games on the season… collected a career-high eight block assists and nine total blocks on October 11 vs. San Francisco… the nine total blocks were a team-high… connected at a career-best .778 clip vs. Pepperdine on October 27… notched three or more blocks in eight of her 25 matches played… posted a season-high 12 kills against Oregon State on September 14 and a career-high 23 attacks against Michigan State on August 25… 2006... played in 13 matches for the Lions... had a season-high five kills in LMU’s threegame sweep of Pepperdine... also had a season-high three blocks on the road at Gonzaga... 2005... played in 44 games for LMU as a freshman... had a career night at Gonzaga, tallying 16 kills, while hitting .464... put up seven blocks in her very next match against UC Santa Barbara...

High School

a 2005 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif... a four-year starter for the three-time state champion... earned four first-team All-League selections... a 2003 Junior Olympics silver medalist... was named to the Mercury News All-Central Coast team

Downey’s Career Highs Kills 16 – Gonzaga, 11/19/05 Attacks 23 – Michigan State, 8/25/07 Percentage .778 – Pepperdine, 10/27/07 Assists 2 - #19 USD, 11/8/07 Aces 1 – 2x (last: USF, 10/11/07) Digs 4 – Saint Mary’s, 11/17/07 Solo Blocks 2 – Santa Clara, 11/15/07 Block Assists 8 – San Francisco, 10/11/07 Total Blocks 9 – San Francisco, 10/11/07

Downey’s Career Statistics YR 2005 2006 2007 TOTAL

MP 19 13 25 57

GP 44 21 69 134

Att 197 43 244 484

K 72 16 85 173

E 29 9 33 71

% .218 .163 .213 .211

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AST 1 2 7 10

SA 0 1 1 2

SE 6 0 4 10

RE 1 0 0 1

DIG 8 3 19 30

BS 5 2 7 14

BA 20 3 39 62

TB 25 5 46 76

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BE 1 0 2 3


2008 LIONS #15 Lindsay Banas, #21 Morgan Kelly Personal

Banas’ Career Highs

a 2006 graduate of Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes, Calif... was a two-sport standout in volleyball and track and field... a three-time All-Pioneer League selection and team MVP... served as captain her junior and senior seasons... coached by Nicole Cordova... was a two-time All-Pioneer League selection in track and set the school record in the 400m...

Personal

Morgan Layne Kelly was born May 13, 1988... daughter of Sheryl and Michael Kelly... stepmother is Lindsey Bayman... is an only child... a business administration major with an emphasis in marketing.

Kelly’s Career Highs

At LMU

2006... played in four matches as a sophomore... posted two kills, four blocks, and one assist against Jacksonville in the Miami Hurricane Invitational...

2007 REVIEW

2005... played in six games and five matches for the Lions... played in two games against Briefly Southern Methodist with two kills and six at- Morgan Kelly is in her third season with LMU volleyball... played a great deal in the spring tacks... and improved her skills immensely… coaches say she will be in the hunt to get court time High School a 2005 graduate of Mary Star of the Sea this season… in San Pedro, Calif... graduated with a 3.7 grade point average... earned All-CIF and At LMU Daily Breeze All-South Bay team selections in 2007… saw time in six matches and 14 2004... a four-year varsity starter and a three- games on the season… recorded her only kill time first-team All-League pick... played club and dig of the year at Portland on October volleyball for South Bay and current LMU 4… served-up an ace against Michigan State on August 25… coach Larry Smoot...

HISTORY

2006... played in 10 matches as a freshman

Banas’ Career Statistics MP 5 4 14 23

GP 6 7 29 42

Att 10 9 60 79

K 2 2 20 24

E 3 1 13 17

% -.100 .111 .117 .089

AST 0 1 0 1

SA 0 0 0 0

SE 0 0 0 0

RE 0 0 0 0

DIG 1 0 3 4

BS 0 0 2 2

BA 0 5 20 25

TB 0 5 22 27

BE 0 0 0 0

Att 24 1 25

K 6 1 7

E 6 0 6

% .000 1.000 .040

AST 0 0 0

SA 0 1 1

SE 2 6 8

RE 1 0 1

DIG 8 1 9

BS 0 0 0

BA 2 0 2

TB 2 0 2

BE 0 0 0

Kelly’s Career Statistics YR 2006 2007 TOTAL

MP 10 6 16

GP 12 14 26

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YR 2005 2006 2007 TOTAL

UNIVERSITY

Kills 4 – Fresno State, 9/2/06 Attacks 9 – Fresno State, 9/2/06 Percentage .333 – Fresno State, 9/2/06 Assists -Aces 1 – Michigan State, 8/25/07 Digs 5 – Fresno State, 9/2/06 Solo Blocks -Block Assists 1 – 2x (last: POR, 9/28/06) Total Blocks 1 – 2x (last: POR, 9/28/06)

2007… played in 14 matches and 29 games in her junior campaign... collected a careerhigh six kills on seven attacks against Columbia on September 8... posted a career-best 14 attacks on August 25 against Michigan State…

2008 LIONS

Lindsay Banas is in her fourth season with the Lions... coaches describe her as a very talented player with the ability to play both the left side and the middle… is expected to provide the team with a great deal of depth at those positions… considered one of the most athletic individuals in the program…

High School

OUTLOOK

Briefly

Kills 6 – Columbia, 9/8/07 Attacks 14 – Michigan St., 8/25/07 Percentage .214 – Michigan St., 8/25/07 Assists -Aces -Digs 1 – 4x (last: USC, 8/25/07) Solo Blocks 2 – Saint Mary’s, 11/17/07 Block Assists 4 – 2x (last: UCSB, 9/1/07) Total Blocks 4 – 5x (last: UCSB, 9/1/07)

for the Lions... posted four kills and five digs against Fresno State... first LMU career block came against North Carolina...

MEDIA

Lindsay Angela Banas was born March 5, 1987, in San Pedro, Calif... daughter of Deidre and Stephen Banas... has two sisters, Emily and Abby... also recruited by Idaho, Georgetown and Notre Dame, but chose LMU because of the volleyball program and education... a business marketing major.

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#5 Whitney Leonard, #8 Megan Nash Personal

At LMU

Whitney Kolar Leonard was born October 31, 1988, in San Jose, Calif... daughter of Saundra and Peter Leonard... father played tennis at Santa Clara... has a younger brother, Colby, and two older sisters, Courtnay and Brittany... Courtnay played volleyball for LMU from 2003-2004, and Brittany currently plays volleyball for Arizona... was also recruited by San Diego, Texas, and Florida State... a communications studies major.

2007… utilized her redshirt season…

Whitney Leonard is in her second season with LMU volleyball... is the person to beat for the starting libero spot after earning WCC AllFreshman team accolades… coaches describe her as a very talented player and expect her to have an outstanding season…

At LMU

Kills -Attacks -Percentage -Assists 6 – #6 USC, 8/25/07 Aces 2 – San Francisco, 10/11/07 Digs 33 – #19 USD, 11/8/05 Solo Blocks -Block Assists -Total Blocks --

2007… a WCC All-Freshman selection… played in 25 matches and 94 games on the season… recorded a team-high 426 digs to the tune of a 4.53 digs/game average, good for third overall in the WCC and first amongst freshmen players… her 4.98 digs/ game in conference play alone placed her second overall… collected a season-best 33 digs against then-No. 19 USD on November 8, the third-best mark by any player in the WCC…

Personal Megan E. Nash was born November 6, 1987, in Manhattan Beach, Calif... daughter of Maryann and Jim Nash... has an older brother, Matt, and a younger sister, Emily... Matt plays club volleyball at San Diego... a business administration major with an emphasis in business law.

HISTORY

2007 REVIEW

High School a 2007 graduate of Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif... a 2006 first-team AVCA High School Senior All-America selection... twice earned All-West Catholic Athletic League honors... served as team captain her senior year for coach Bret Almazen-Cezar... was a silver medalist and an All-Tournament selection at the 17-open Junior Olympics in 2005... was a high school teammate of current LMU teammate Erin Downey...

High School a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles... graduated with a 4.0 grade point average... earned All-CIF and All-Sunshine League honors each of her four seasons, including selections to the first-teams her final three years... named CIF Division III Player of the Year after leading her team to the CIF Division 3A title in 2005... played for coach Tom Brenner... also played for the South Bay Volleyball Club and current LMU coach Larry Smoot... won the bronze medal and earned All-America honors with the club at the American Division Junior National Championships in Atlanta...

Leonard’s Career Highs Briefly

2006... played in 28 matches as a freshman... posted a season-high 12 kills in a win over UC Irvine... season-high 19 digs came against Gonzaga... also had eight kills and nine digs in a road sweep of then-12th-ranked Santa Clara...

Nash’s Career Highs Kills 12 – UC Irvine, 9/20/06 Attacks 22 – 2x (last: GU, 9/30/06) Percentage .500 – Columbia, 9/9/05 Assists 3 – Florida A&M, 9/16/06 Aces 1 – 3x (last: USD, 10/7/06) Digs 19 – Gonzaga, 10/26/06 Solo Blocks 1 – 8x (last: Por., 10/28/06) Block Assists 4 – Fresno State, 9/2/06 Total Blocks 4 – 2x (last: UC Irvine, 9/8/06)

Briefly Megan Nash is in her third season with LMU, holding sophomore eligibility after taking a redshirt year last season... coaches credit her with being amongst the best all-around players on the team… a very talented athlete who can play numerous positions, including libero… the coaching staff is excited to have her back on the court and feels that she has the ability to do all the little things right to help LMU win big matches…

OPPONENTS

Leonard’s Career Statistics

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YR 2007 TOTAL

MP 25 25

GP 94 94

Att 20 20

K 5 5

E 1 1

% .200 .200

AST 46 46

SA 6 6

SE 19 19

RE 24 24

DIG 426 426

BS 0 0

BA 0 0

TB 0 0

BE 0 0

Att 260 260

K 104 104

E 32 32

% .277 .277

AST SA 18 2 Redshirt 18 2

SE 10

RE 11

DIG 150

BS 8

BA 24

TB 32

BE 13

10

11

150

8

24

32

13

Nash’s Career Statistics YR 2006 2007 TOTAL

MP 28 28

GP 88 88

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2008 LIONS #11 Renee Horton, #13 Becky Stehling At LMU

Personal

Briefly

2006... utilized her redshirt season...

High School

At LMU

Personal

Rebecca Lynne Stehling was born November 4, 1987, in Austin, Texas... daughter of Sandra and Larry Stehling... has an older sister, Jenny, and an older brother, Matt, who both graduated from the University of Texas... a studio arts major with an emphasis in graphic design.

Stehling’s Career Highs

HISTORY

Kills 10 – 2x (last: Gonzaga, 11/1/07) Attacks 20 – Hawai’i, 11/20/07 Percentage .750 – Saint Mary’s, 11/17/07 Assists 1 – 2x (last: Hawai’i, 11/20/07) Aces -Digs 2 – USF, 11/10/07 Solo Blocks 2 – Saint Mary’s, 11/17/07 Block Assists 8 - #19 USD, 11/8/07 Total Blocks 8 - #19 USD, 11/8/07

2007 REVIEW

2007… a WCC All-Freshman selection and named All-WCC honorable mention after playing in all 108 games for the Lions… garnered All-Tournament honors after a stellar performance at the LMU Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic… dished-up 1,318 assists to the tune of a 12.20 assists/game mark, good for third in the WCC and first amongst her freshmen counterparts… amassed a seasonhigh 74 assists, 16 digs and two aces against Oregon State on September 14… recorded a season-best 10 kills against UNLV on September 1, connecting at a season-high .625 clip… collected 11 double-doubles on the Briefly year… Becky Stehling is in her sophomore season with LMU after redshirting her true freshHigh School man year in 2006... is considered the most a 2007 graduate of Elsinore High School in improved player from a year ago… had a Wildomar, Calif... a 2006 first-team All-CIF tremendous spring and impressed the coachselection for CIF finalist Elsinore High School... ing staff greatly… a very physical player, she also a three-time All-Inland Empire honoree... gained a great deal of experience and confitwice named to the San Bernardino County dence and coaches expect her to be one of All-Area team... was a four-time All-Sunbelt the go-to players this year… League selection, earning MVP honors as a senior... coached by Kimarie Horton...

UNIVERSITY

a 2006 graduate of James Bowie High School in Austin, Texas... graduated with a 4.1 grade point average... a three-time first-team AllDistrict and All-Conference selection after starting on the varsity team all four seasons... a two-time All-Cintex team selection... prep coach was Jason Landers... played for the Austin Juniors Volleyball Club... also played three seasons of basketball...

2008 LIONS

Renee Horton is in her second season with LMU volleyball... the frontrunner to return as the starting setter after last year’s All-Freshman and All-WCC honorable mention campaign… described as a winner by the coaching staff, is expected to produce in a big way this season…

Kills 10 – UNLV, 9/1/07 Attacks 18 – 2x (last: SMC, 11/17/07) Percentage .625 – UNLV, 9/1/07 Assists 74 – Oregon State, 9/14/07 Aces 2 – 4x (last: Portland, 10/4/07) Digs 16 – Oregon State, 9/14/07 Solo Blocks 1 – Pepperdine, 9/29/07 Block Assists 3 – 4x (last: Hawai’i, 11/21/07) Total Blocks 3 – 4x (last: Hawai’i, 11/21/07)

OUTLOOK

Horton’s Career Highs

MEDIA

2007… named LMU Female Newcomer of the Year… connected at a team-best .322 clip, good for sixth overall in the WCC… also hit .376 in conference matches alone, claiming second in the WCC in those games… recorded a season-high 10 kills on two occasions, including August 25 against Michigan State and November 1 against Gonzaga… posted a season-best 20 attacks against Hawai’i on November 20… had an outstanding day at the net against then-No. 19 USD on November 8, collecting a season-best eight block assists… recorded three or more blocks on 12 occasions, including in each of her last eight matches played…

Renee Michelle Horton was born March 22, 1989, in Fallbrook, Calif... daughter of Kim and Michael Horton... both parents were student-athletes at New Mexico... mother played volleyball, while father played lacrosse... has an older brother, Ryan, and a twin brother, Randan... was also recruited by San Diego, Cal, LSU, North Carolina, and Duke... a liberal studies major.

Horton’s Career Statistics MP 29 29

GP 108 108

Att 311 311

K 110 110

E 42 42

% .219 .219

AST 1318 1318

SA 19 19

SE 40 40

RE 0 0

DIG 234 234

BS 1 1

BA 27 27

TB 28 28

BE 10 10

K 126 126

E 30 30

% .322 .322

AST SA Redshirt 2 0 2 0

SE

RE

DIG

BS

BA

TB

BE

1 1

0 0

12 12

8 8

64 64

72 72

16 16

Stehling’s Career Statistics YR 2006 2007 TOTAL

MP 27 27

GP 89 89

Att 298 298

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OPPONENTS

HISTORY

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#1 Lauren DeGrandmont, #4 Christa Scholtz, #12 Ariana Covington

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Briefly

Briefly

Lauren DeGrandmont is in her first season Christa Scholtz is in her first season with LMU with LMU volleyball… accomplished libero volleyball… has played both at the libero and both individually and as part of a team… outside hitter positions, but will be used primary as a defensive specialist at LMU… her will bring experience and success at the high height provides a big advantage at the deschool level into the program… fensive specialist position… an All-American in high school, is expected to have a strong High School impact on the program… a 2008 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Portland, Ore... was a three-year High School varsity letter winner and three-time All- a 2008 graduate of Westlake High School in League selection… named First-Team All- Austin, Texas... was a 2007-08 AVCA Senior State Tournament as a senior and Honorable All-American… a three-year varsity letter winner for coach Al Bennett… named team Mention as a junior… guided her squad to captain and MVP in her senior year, guided second-place finishes at the State Tourna- her team to the championship match at the ment as a sophomore and junior and a Duncanville Tournament of Champions, garthird-place finish in her senior campaign… nering All-Tournament at that tournament garnered Mount Hood League Co-MVP in and at the 2007 Pearland Volleyball Classic… her final year… a member of the Portland selected to the USA Volleyball/Lone Star High Volleyball Club Team… was a member of the Performance Team… part of the USA VolleyNational Honor Society… also played tennis ball European Global Challenge Team during the summer of 2007… set high school record and basketball in high school and was voted for most digs in a match and per game… Conference Player of the Year as a senior in served as team captain for the Austin Juniors tennis… Club Team… named a semi-finalist for the

Personal Lauren Michelle DeGrandmont was born October 5, 1989, in Portland, Ore... daughter of Mary Jo and Keith DeGrandmont... has one sister and one brother, Kristin and Brian... also recruited by the University of Oregon, Portland State, Seattle University and Claremont McKenna, but chose LMU because she wants to continue her catholic education and strives to pursue the challenge that LMU provides academically, athletically, mentally and emotionally... a finance major.

Briefly Ariana Covington is in her first season with LMU volleyball… a tremendous athlete… coaches expect her to be an asset on the outside or at middle blocker…

High School

a 2008 graduate of Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, Calif... earned three varsity letters for coach Jason Harper… garnered AllLeague recognition after her sophomore, junior and senior years… was named Avocado League MVP, All-Area and All-CIF as a junior and senior… helped her team to a 2007 CIF Southern Section Runner-Up finish and the CIF State Southern Section Semi-Finals that same year… guided Carlsbad High School to a first-place finish in the Avocado League in 2005, 2006 and 2007… a scholar athlete, she served as team captain in her senior campaign... was a member of the Epic Volleyball Club Team in San Diego, Calif… played against current LMU teammate, Jasmine Rankins, in high school… also competed in 2006 Texas Christian Athlete of the Year… track and field… earned an Academic Achievement Award, an AP Scholar Award and garnered Academic Personal All-District honors in her sophomore, junior Ariana Philomena Pia Covington was born and senior years… competed against current October 6, 1990, in La Jolla, Calif... daughter teammates, Becky Stehling and Emily Cheek, of Shanoa Pia and Phil Covington... father in high school… played football at San Jose State… has one brother, Mendalson, who plays football at Personal Christina Marie Scholtz was born January 26, Grand Valley State University... also recruited 1990, in Austin, Texas... daughter of Janel by UNLV and Santa Clara, but chose LMU beand Bruce Scholtz... father played football cause of the volleyball program and the great at the University of Texas… has one brother, education that is offered... is undecided on Jarett... also recruited by the University of Vir- a major. ginia, Louisiana State University, Northwestern University and the University of Kansas, but chose LMU because of the athletic and academic support system, the players and coaching staff, and the location... a psychology major.

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2008 LIONS #17 Emily Cheek, #19 Alesha Young, #20 Diana Hiromoto MEDIA

Briefly

Briefly Diana Hiromoto is in her first season with LMU volleyball… coaches say she brings a true understanding of the game to the LMU program… credited with having an extremely high volleyball IQ on the court…

High School

Personal

HISTORY

Diana Michiko Hiromoto was born May 9, 1990, in Honolulu, Hawaii... daughter of Lyanne and Lloyd Hiromoto... has one sister, Carly... also recruited by the University of San Diego, University of Puget Sound and Creighton University, but chose LMU because of the campus, the coaches, the players and the academic programs offered... an engineering major.

2007 REVIEW

a 2008 graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii... was a 2007 All-State honorable mention selection and a member of the Oahu Volleyball Club team… a four-year varsity letter winner in high school… trained with the USA Volleyball High Performance Youth National A2 team… a 2007 USA Volleyball Holiday Camp participant… helped guide her high school to the Hawaii State Championship as a freshman, followed by two more appearances in the Championship over her career… a member of the National Honor Society…

UNIVERSITY

Alesha Young is in her first season with LMU volleyball… a four-year starting setter at one of the premier volleyball high schools in California, she is expected to continue her success at LMU… described by the coaching staff as a flat-out winner, she could have an immediate impact on the program and comHigh School a 2008 graduate of Sequin High School in pete for starts this season… Sequin, Texas... member of the Austin Juniors Club team… was a three-year varsity starter High School in high school… earned All-League honors at a 2008 graduate of Newport Harbor High the conclusion of her sophomore through se- School in Newport Beach, Calif... was a fournior seasons... named First-Team All-District year varsity letter winner… garnered Firstand All-State after her senior campaign… team All-League recognition after her junior guided her team to the 2005 and 2007 State and senior years and Second-team accolades Playoffs… named to Prep Volleyball’s 2008 as a freshman… named League MVP as a “Senior Aces” list… served as team captain senior… led her team to the Sunset League as a senior and won Team MVP in her final Championship and the CIF Playoffs in all four two seasons... voted Most Athletic Female as years, including the CIF Semi-Finals as a sea senior… nior… named All-CIF Southern Section after her final campaign… part of the 2007 Volleyball Festival Club Volleyball Champions in the Personal Emily DeHaven Cheek was born July 1, 1990, 18’s Division… was a member of the Orange in Dallas, Texas... daughter of Suzanne and County Volleyball Club Team… Louis Cheek... has two brothers and a sister, Joseph, Henry and Abby... also recruited by Personal the University of Tennessee, University of Alesha Christine Young was born July 5, Georgia, University of Alabama, University of 1990, in Newport Beach, Calif... daughter Pacific and Baylor, but chose LMU because of of Jamie and Taras Young... father played the strong academic programs, the volleyball basketball at Cal State Fullerton… has one program, the smaller and more personal set- brother, Taylor... also recruited by Cal Poly ting, and the beach... a computer graphics and Chico State, but chose LMU because of the volleyball team and the size of the major. school... is undecided on a major.

2008 LIONS

Emily Cheek is in her first season with LMU volleyball… coaches say she has the potential to be an outstanding player for the program… considered one of Texas’ best senior players last year…

OUTLOOK

Briefly

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#22 Alaina Bergsma, #23 Jasmine Rankins

Briefly

Briefly

Alaina Bergsma is in her first season with LMU volleyball… has the ability to play both the left and right sides… coaches say she should provide a presence at the net and a very live arm… look forward to her bringing her All-American success at the high school level into the LMU program…

Jasmine Rankins is in her first season with LMU volleyball… an explosive and athletic outside hitter… last year started on one of the premier 18’s Club Teams in the country and is expected to bring that experience to the LMU program…

High School

High School a 2008 graduate of Valley Christian High School in Chandler, Ariz... a 2007 Arizona High School All-American and member of the Arizona Juniors Club Team… was a fouryear varsity starter for coach Molly Stark… earned All-League, All-Metro Region and All-State Tournament Team honors at the conclusion of her sophomore through senior seasons... guided her team to the 2005 and 2007 Metro Region Championship and a runner-up finish in 2006… helped her teams reach the State Quarter-Finals in 2005 and the State Semi-Finals in her junior and senior campaigns… served as team captain in her senior year... also competed in track and basketball at Valley Christian... named to the honor roll in every semester…

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Alaina Lynn Bergsma was born March 30, 1990, in Mesa, Ariz... daughter of Shawna and David Bergsma... has two brothers, Mathew and Benjamin... also recruited by the University of Arizona, USC, USD, Gonzaga, Texas Tech, Wake Forest and Ole Miss, but chose LMU because of the location, great volleyball program and coaches, academic and athletic tradition, facilities and friendly teammates... is undecided on a major.

a 2008 graduate of Vista High School in Vista, Calif... was a four-year varsity letter winner… garnered All-Avocado League honors as a sophomore, junior and senior before earning an All-North San Diego County bid after her senior campaign… serving as a member of the Epic Volleyball Club Team, helped guide her team to a fifth-place showing at the Junior Olympics in the 18’s Open Division in 2007… also competed in track and field… played against current LMU teammate, Ariana Covington, in high school… named to San Diego Union Tribune’s All-Academic Team…

Personal Jasmine Mercedez Rankins was born July 17, 1990, in Vista, Calif... daughter of Jodie Johnson and Rabon Rankins... father played basketball at Sacramento State… has three brothers, Michael, Brandon and Bohanon... also recruited by Washington State, UNLV, Santa Clara, Florida State and the University of Miami, but chose LMU because of the location, volleyball program, coaching staff and the communications program... a communications studies major.

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pace is demanding. Our expectations are

Washington Post and ranked among the

facts and skills that will help you get along

high. Our plans are ambitious. And we’re

Best in the West by U.S. News & World

in the world, you have many choices. But

looking for curious, accomplished, enter-

Report.

if you’re looking for a place where God fits

prising, visionary students eager to em-

Or that our serene campus, overlooking

in, a place that honors faith as well as rea-

brace the challenge.

Marina del Rey, offers one of the most ex-

son, Loyola Marymount University may be

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LMU MIssion statements and facts:

A Solid Foundation University Mission AND Identity Loyola Marymount’s Mission and Goals Statement, approved by the Board of Trustees in 1990, succinctly states in its preamble the University’s three-fold mission: * The encouragement of learning * The education of the whole person * The service of faith and the promotion of justice These often quoted phrases are at the heart of the campus community’s communal self-understanding. When unpacked, they tell us much about LMU’s identity as a Catholic, Jesuit/Marymount university.

Athletics Department Mission The mission of the department is to provide an environment for student-athlete development that supports the pursuit of the highest level of success athletically and academically for the growth of the whole person in the tradition of the Jesuit and Marymount ideals. The purpose of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program at Loyola Marymount University is to support the overall mission, goals and objectives of the University by complimenting its primary academic pursuits with championship sports programs. Additionally, Loyola Marymount University Athletics supports “Pursuing Victory with Honor”.

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LMU Facts • Loyola Marymount University, founded in 1911, is the largest Catholic university on the West Coast. • President: Robert B. Lawton, S.J. • Sponsoring Religious Orders: Society of Jesus (Jesuits); Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary • Area: 150 acres • Location: Los Angeles, California Student Life • LMU offers more than 80 degrees and programs. The Graduate Division offers 29 master’s degrees, one doctoral degree and 15 credential programs. • Colleges and Schools: Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts; College of Business Administration; College of Comm. and Fine Arts; Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering; Loyola Law School; School of Education; School of Film and Television • 20 residence halls, houses and apartments for 3,278 students • 132 clubs and organizations • 15 Greek fraternities and sororities Enrollment • Undergraduate: 5,746 • Graduate: 1,899 • Law School: 1,327 • Total: 8,972 • Average undergraduate class size: 19 • Average graduate class size: 13 • Student to faculty ratio: 12-1 Scholarship • Faculty awards: Fulbright Scholars: 7; Nobel Prize Winners: 1; Pulitzer Prize Winners: 1

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Faculty research grants and contracts: $4.3 Million in 2006 Number of full-time faculty: 416 Number of endowed chairs: 15 Number of endowed undergraduate scholarships: 186 LMU student scholars 2007-08: Fulbright: 2; Rotary: 1; Goldwater: 1; Capital Fellow: 1 Amount contributed to student grants and scholarships by LMU, 2006-07: $32 million Undergraduate students who received financial aid, 2006-07: 71%

Alumni • Total undergraduate: 40,133 • Total graduate: 13,165 • Total Loyola Law School: 14,639 • Undergraduate alumni in California: 29,341 (77%) • Graduate alumni in California: 10,007 (80%) • Undergraduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 17,410 (46%) • Graduate alumni in Los Angeles County: 6,955 (55%) • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1980: 27,872 (69%) • Undergraduate alumni who have graduated since 1990: 19,703 (49%) LMU in L.A. • Generates more than $250 million annually in direct economic activity in Southern California. • Employs more than 2,240 people • Students volunteer more than 175,000 service hours a year with 350 community organizations. • Alumni have their own service organization, Alumni for Others.

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LMU Family of Schools partners with LAUSD to help 7 Westchester schools. LMU was named a 2007 “Treasure of Los Angeles.” Many programs, including the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles, the Bioethics Institute, the School of Education and the Dept. of Natural Science, make L.A.’s politics, healthcare, education and environment part of the curriculum. Loyola Law School is the first ABAaccredited law school in California with a mandatory pro bono requirement.

Distinctions • Named among the “25 cutting edge schools with an eye toward the future” in Kaplan’s “You Are Here” College Guide, 2008 • Included in “Best 366 Colleges,” “Best Colleges in the West” and “10 Most Beautiful Campuses” in Princeton Review, 2008 • Ranked 4th in “Best Universities With Master’s Program in the West” in U.S. News & World Report, 2008 • Part-time M.B.A. program ranked 4th best in the United States in Business Week magazine, 2007 • Entrepreneurship program named among top 10 in the nation in Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine, 2007 • Named a “top producer” of Fulbright awardees, 2006-07 in Institute of Inter national Education • Named “Hottest for Hispanics” in Newsweek/Kaplan’s “How to Get into College” Guide, 2006 For complete list of fact and figures, visit:

http://www.lmu.edu/pagefactory.aspx?PageID=110

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Education experience:

T

A View to a Promising Future.

he Chronicle of Higher Education notes that at Jesuit institu- ENCE AND ENGINEERING address real-world design challenges, like

tions, this precept “translates into a large amount of indi- devising plans for improving LMU’s traffic flow. “The project takes a vidual attention from faculty members and accessibility to lot of creativity and some pretty complex problem-solving,” says as-

high-level administrators, including the president.” At LMU, students sociate dean Tom Calder. “During students’ presentations, we’ve had

don’t simply benefit from cura personalis; they practice it, too, carrying the University’s V.P. for facilities sit in to listen to their ideas and offer out the Jesuit ideal of “men and women for others.” The Marymount professional feedback.” sisters contribute a history of educating women and teaching through the arts, with a deliberately international perspective that encourages • Students in the SCHOOL OF FILM AND TELEVISION produce their respect for all cultures. LMU brings these gifts together in five colleges: own short films and TV pilots, with acting and music often supplied by Business Administration, Communications and Fine Arts, Film and Tele- student performers from our COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION AND vision, Liberal Arts, and Science and Engineering.

FINE ARTS. When our talent pool can’t accommodate them, Hollywood can. “For my junior thesis, I teamed up with two other people to

• Under the direction of award-winning entrepreneurship professor make a two-part, 10-minute sitcom,” says a TV production major. “We Fred Kiesner, for instance, students in our COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AD- developed an idea and asked a senior in screenwriting to write a script. MINISTRATION participate in an internship program that places them When it came to casting, we ran an ad in Backstage West and received with social entrepreneurs who are working to better society. “More and 300 head shots. It was like a real casting audition.” more, students are saying, ‘Hey, I can use my abilities to do good for others by doing business,” said Kiesner.

• At LMU, real-world experiences benefits any discipline-even literature. Students in the BELLARMINE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS don’t

• From their first year, engineering majors in our COLLEGE OF SCI- just read Jack Kerouac. They go on the road. English professor Kelly

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Younger explains: “I teach a course called Road Read in which we study not only the literature of Los Angeles and California, but also the city itself as text. After reading Nathanael West’s The Day of Locust, we take a walking tour of downtown L.A., focusing on the architecture of the 1920s and 30s. We read Kerouac’s Big Sur and drive up the coast, spending a week reading, writing and sharing on the intellectual adventure. Honors Program • The University Honors Program provides an intensive and innovative academic experience for the serious student. The program combines four interdisciplinary University Honors core courses with an intensive year-long sequence in writing, critical thinking and American Cultures. A second year-long sequence in the history of civilization and a course in natural philosophy are also a part of the curriculum. All honors students are required to display proficiency in a foreign language, take an upper-division ethics course, an interdisciplinary seminar in the junior year and a senior thesis. Interested students should apply to the University Honors Director.

PROGRAMS OF STUDY Accounting African American Studies Animation Archaeology Art History Asian and Pacific Studies Asian Pacific American Studies Athletic Training Biochemistry Biology Business Administration Business Law Chemistry Chicana/o Studies Civil Engineering Classical Civilization Classics Communication Studies Computer Engineering Computer Information Systems Computer Science Dance Economics Electrical Engineering Elementary Education Engineering Physics English Entrepreneurship Environmental Engineering Environmental Science Ethics European Studies Film Production Finance French General Science German Greek History Human Resource Management Humanities Individualized Studies

International Business Irish Studies Italian Latin Leadership Liberal Studies Liberal Studies - Elem. Edu. Management Marketing Mathematics (Pure and Applied) Mathematics Education Mechanical Engineering Modern Greek Multimedia Music Natural Science Operations Management Peace Studies Philosophy Physics Political Science Pre-Dentistry Pre-Journalism Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Optometry Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Pediatric Medicine Pre-Veterinary Medicine Psychology Recording Arts Science Education Screenwriting Sociology Spanish Studio Arts Television Production Theatre Arts Theological Studies Travel and Tourism Urban Studies Women’s Studies

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Student-athlete support

Building Academic Champions. S

tudents who choose LMU for higher learning receive a world-class education on a campus known for its athletic excellence. The LMU Athletics Department is committed to assisting student-athletes achieve their full potential both academically and athletically.

The Student-Athlete Academic Support Staff exists to support all student-athletes in their goals of getting a degree on time, maintaining athletic eligibility, and preparing for life after LMU. The Academic Support Staff provides guidance and counseling from the moment a recruit first walks on to the campus, to the moment a student-athlete graduates. Tradition of Excellence LMU has a proud reputation of academic excellence among its student-athletes. In the past few years the LMU Athletics Department has been in the highest percentile of the APR (Academic Performance Rate) scale among all schools in NCAA Division I. According to the 2006 NCAA Graduation Rate, the LMU Athletics Department posted a rate of 84 percent for all student-athletes who exhausted their eligibility and a rate of 79 percent for those student-athletes who received athletics aid. Listed are some examples from the 2006-2007 academic year of the academic excellence LMU student-athletes epitomize: Academic Services The Academic Center and support staff is housed in Gersten Pavilion, providing academic support for the 350+ athletes in 21 sports. The Academic Center includes a study area and desktop computers for student-athlete use. The staff consists of the Academic Coordinator and three Graduate Assistant/Interns, who monitor the progress of student-athletes, ensure timely graduation, and assist in degree preparation. In addition, the academic support staff offers a variety of other services, including:

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Major Requirements Priority Registration Study Hall Tutorial Services Laptop Checkout for Team Travel Information about Awards and Post Graduate Scholarships Life skills and Developmental Workshops and Speakers Leadership and Mentoring opportunities

The Athletics Department is committed to ensuring every student-athlete reaches their full potential in the classroom. Each student-athlete is required to be enrolled in 15 units per semester and is asked to keep a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. Each team can increase the department standard depending on the philosophy of the coach. At-Risk Students If a student falls below a 2.5 GPA during a given semester, they are required to meet weekly with a member of the academic support staff and attend study hall the following semester. Depending on the situation and circumstances, the student meetings can last from anywhere between 15 minutes to an hour. To help students in need, tutorial services through the Learning Resource Center (LRC) may be recommended by the advisor or requested by the student. First Year Students All first semester student-athletes are required to meet weekly with a StudentAthlete Mentor to ensure they assimilate to life as a student-athlete at LMU. In addition, they are expected to attend study hall for a minimum of 4 hours weekly, in 2 hour blocks. Students are also encouraged to form study groups with fellow students. Finally, first year students will be enrolled in a one-unit class, LIBA 125, Foundations of Academic Achievement. Taught by the Academic Coordinator, Matt Casaña, this class serves to foster important lessons in students such as time management, study skills, diversity, and nutrition.


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Athletics medicine:

T

A Hub of Activity.

he busiest place per square foot on the campus of Loyola

son as a whole.

Marymount University is not what one would think. It is not

“And it is not just my staff. It is the students that make this place

LMU’s on campus commons area, the Lair, University Hall or

great. The student-athletes care and respect what we are doing. With

the LMU bookstore. It is the LMU Athletics Training Room.

21 sports and just three trainers, it can get difficult in seeing to every

Right around 1,000-square feet, the LMU training room at any giv-

need of the athletes. But the students understand and respect each

en moment in season is what Head Athletics Trainer Keith Ellison calls

other and make this place very, very successful now and in the fu-

“organized and controlled chaos.” In the height of its busiest time of

ture.”

the year, when all 21 LMU NCAA Division I sports are in action, the Training Room can make a casual onlooker dizzy. However, Ellison, his three full-time assistants, Joe Gonzalez, Beth Drayer, Steve Cortez and 15 student assistants make it look easy. In his 16th-year at LMU and 10th as the Head Athletics Trainer, Ellison and his staff have turned the LMU training room into a model for the school’s main conference affiliate, the West Coast Conference.

On a given day, the Athletics Training Room will see about half of the 325 student-athletes at LMU. A given day will include lots of paperwork, therapy for student-athletes recovering from injuries that keep them out of competition, appointments with doctors and preand post-practice needs. “Our mission is to eliminate the chance for injury. We stress the use of ice and strength and conditioning to reduce the risk of injury.

“This is a great place to be because of the people,” said Ellison,

Thus, the traffic in our training room can get very heavy throughout

who graduated from LMU in 1987. “The full time staff we have here

the day,” said Ellison, who has been busy this year. “We have had a

is the best in the conference. We have the right personalities for LMU

lot of different injuries with many different teams. Because of that we

and they all genuinely care and are concerned about the student-ath-

have had a lot of traffic in our training room doing rehab and doing

letes, not just for their injuries and sports they play, but for each per-

the normal stuff to prepare for practice or games.”

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staff:

In addition to providing the best care available in the nation to LMU athletes, the training program services the needs of its opponents in a first class manner and provides an opportunity for students in the field of athletic training to earn valuable experience. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, the Training

Keith Ellson Dir. of Athletic Medicine (310) 338-2874

Joe gonzalez Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2764

beth drayer Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-2340

steven Cortez Asst. Athletic Trainer (310) 338-5220

Program provides services that includes a philosophy that places a high value on health and wellness, a program that allows injured student-athletes to return to their sport as soon as medically safe and to substantially reduce the risk of athletic injury for those student-athletes. The Training Room at LMU features state-of-the-art equipment in a 1,000-square foot sports medicine complex. The equipment includes whirlpools, paraffin bath, ultrasound, muscle stimulation and hydrocalators.

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president

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Rev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J. ev. Robert B. Lawton, S.J., was named the 14th president

1977. Fr. Lawton was a Danforth

of Loyola Marymount University on June 1, 1999. Father

and Woodrow Wilson Fellow

Lawton leads LMU into the next millennium after serv-

at Harvard. He was ordained in

ing as the dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University since 1989.

1981. Following his preparation for

Lawton, a classicist, scripture scholar, administrator, and priest,

ordination from 1979-81, Fr. Lawton traveled to Germany to con-

was born in Cumberland, Maryland, and entered the Society of

duct independent study in both German and theology. In 1982, he

Jesus in July 1965. Possessing a wealth of experience in both university teaching and administration, Fr. Lawton comes to LMU after giving 20 years

accepted an assistant professorship teaching Hebrew and Aramaic at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, Italy, a post he held until 1984.

of service to Georgetown University. Serving as the assistant Dean

In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at George-

from 1984-89, Fr. Lawton also taught in the Theology department

town, Fr. Lawton served on numerous campus committees exam-

as an adjunct assistant professor during that period. He started at

ining such areas as campus planning, student life, freshman and

the University in 1977 as an assistant professor of Theology and

transfer student admissions, and community relations. Outside of

worked in that capacity until 1979.

the University he has served as a member of the Board of Trustees

He earned his bachelor of arts degree in classics from Fordham University in 1971, graduating Phi Beta Kappa (summa cum laude). Fr. Lawton went on to attend Harvard University where he com-

of the University of Scranton and Fairfield University. Father Lawton holds the rank of professor in LMU’s Departments of Theological Studies and Classics.

pleted his doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in

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director of athletics

Dr. William S. Husak F

or Dr. William S. Husak life is all about family and his 11 years as the Athletics Director at Loyola Marymount University reflects his familyfirst approach to life. And that approach has brought success never before seen at LMU. Since taking over the program in 1998, the Lions’ success has been some of the best in program history, Husak firmly believes the program has “just scratched the surface.” His administrative efforts have focused on developing a family of coaches, support staff and administrators who believe that LMU’s athletics program can be among the elite in the nation. This period of time has been marked by enhancing the support of the athletic teams through the new and updated facilities, increased scholarship and operational support and enhancing the coaching and support staff. The past 11 years have been some of the most successful seasons in school history as the Lions won over 55 percent of its dual competitions in that span and claimed the school’s first ever Commissioner’s Cup in 1996. Since 1998, LMU has claimed 24 conference championships and 30 NCAA postseason appearances. Off the field, the Lions have had a 65 percent increase in national scholar-athletes as 210 claimed the honor in the 2007-08 academic year. Husak attributes the current success and the future growth of the program to the staff that is in place. Since he took over the program, the coaching and administrative staffs that lend support to the more than 450 studentathletes has more than doubled in size. A full-time head coach will lead 19 of the varsity sports sponsored at LMU. When Husak took over, only nine of the programs were led by full-time coaches. In addition, support for the student-athletes was enhanced with the addition of 10 brand new staff positions, which included an athletic academic coordinator, marketing/promotions manager, ticket manager, corporate relations manager, two assistant athletic trainers, two strength and conditioning assistant coaches, an assistant compliance director and an assistant media relations director. The final major piece to LMU Athletics’ growth and success has been Husak’s commitment to facilities. Since he has taken over, $30 million has been

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put into athletic facilities. That list includes the Burns Aquatics Center, which was used as host to the 2002 and 2006 NCAA Men’s Water Polo Championships. It has been the only time LMU has hosted an NCAA championship. Facility enhancements have also included the brand new Smith Field (softball), Thomas Higgins Short Game Center (golf), the Morris A. Pivaroff and George P. Kading Tournament Court (tennis), and the Jane Browne Bove Boathouse. LMU’s existing facilities have also seen their share of growth, including new bleachers and scoreboard to Sullivan Field (soccer), Mikos Blue Monster, Pride Park, and a new batting facility to Page Stadium (baseball), and a new sound system, floor design and bleachers in Gersten Pavilion. More is on its way as the University committed more than 7,000 square feet for coaches office at the Leavey Center. In addition, plans for the next 18 months include a new weight training facility with locker room and storage space and new locker room suites in Gersten Pavilion, including new stateof-the-art areas for men’s and women’s basketball. Husak comes from a long and accomplished background as an administrator, fundraiser and professor during a 19-year career at California State University, Long Beach. Between 1993-1998, he served as the Senior Associate Athletics Director and was mainly responsible for Athletics fundraising. While at CSULB between 1983 and 1997, Husak served as an assistant commissioner for the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Between 1986 and 1993 he served as chairman of CSULB’s physical education department. As an associate professor of physical education at CSULB between 1979 and 1986, he established the university’s Motor Behavior Laboratory. A 1972 graduate of State University of New York (SUNY) at Cortland, Husak holds a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Physical Education from Texas A&M University. He and his wife of 37 years, Tish, live in Long Beach and have three sons, Greg, Todd and Jon.


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ncaa compliance

I Want to Play at LMU... What do I need to do in order to play at LMU as a freshman? If you intend to participate in Division I or II athletics as a freshman, you must register and be certified by the NCAA Eligibility Center. To register, you must go on-line to www. ncaaclearinghouse.net. You will need a major credit card to complete the registration. The fee is $60 for domestic prospects ($85 for foreign prospects). The Eligibility Center evaluates your academic records as well as your amateurism status to determine whether or not you are eligibile to play Division I or II sports. You will be required to designate all high schools you have attended and answer a series of questions relating to your status as an amateur. Once you’ve completed the registration and answered the amateurism questions, you will need to have each of the high schools you have attended supply an official copy of your transcripts directly to the Eligibility Center. You will also need to arrange to have your standardized test scores sent directly from the testing agency to the NCAA Eligibility Center. This must be done directly from the testing agency’s website. The NCAA Eligibility Center routing code is 9999. If you have questions, you or your high school counselor can obtain assistance by calling the NCAA Eligibility Center at (317) 223-0700. After you graduate and before school closes for the summer, your counselor must send a copy of your final transcript to the Eligibility Center that includes your confirmation of graduation from high school. How do I know if I’m being recruited? You become a “prospective student-athlete” when you start ninth-grade classes. Before the ninth grade, you become a prospective student-athlete if a college gives you (or your relatives or friends) any financial aid or other benefits that the college does not provide to prospective students generally. You become a “recruited prospective student-athlete” at a particular college if any coach approaches you (or any member of your family) about enrolling and participating in athletics at that college. Activities by coaches that cause you to become a recruited prospective student-athlete are: (1) providing you with an official visit; (2) placing more than one telephone call to you or any other member of your famBasic information Questions? Should you have any questions regarding any NCAA rules, please contact our Compliance Office at (310) 338-7789 or you can contact the NCAA at (317) 917-6222.   GO ONLINE NCAA: www.ncaa.org Loyola Marymount University: www.LMU.edu LMU Athletics: www.LMULions.com   LMU CONTACTS Dan Smith - Associate Athletic Director-Compliance (310) 338-7789 | (800) LIONS-R-1 John Infante - Assistant Director - Compliance (310) 338-3706 | (800) LIONS-R-1   MAILING ADDRESSES Loyola Marymount University - Department of Athletics Compliance 1 LMU Drive - MS 8505; Los Angeles, CA 90045   NCAA Clearinghouse 301 ACT Drive - Box 4043; Iowa City, IA  52243-4043 Toll Free – Domestic Callers: (877) 262-1492 Foreign Calls: (319) 337-1492 www.ncaaclearinghouse.net After November 1, 2007 NCAA Eligibility Center P.O. Box 7110 Indianapolis, IN 46206   WHAT CAN I RECEIVE FROM LMU You (or your family) may not receive any benefit, inducement or arrangement such as cash, clothing, cars, improper expenses, transportation, gifts or loans to encourage you to sign a National Letter of Intent or attend an NCAA college.  Loyola Marymount University may offer you a one-year scholarship that covers room and board, tuition and fees, and required course-related books, or any part of these.  The institution can recommend that this aid be renewed each year, as is the general practice at LMU.

ily; or (3) visiting you or any other member of your family anywhere other than the college campus; or (4) issuing to you a National Letter of Intent or written offer of athletically related financial aid. Boosters: In addition to general recruiting regulations, no alumni, boosters or representatives of a college’s athletics interests can be involved in your recruitment. There can be no phone calls or letters from boosters. If an LMU booster is contacting you, please call the LMU Compliance Office as soon as possible at (310) 338-7789. Don’t risk your NCAA eligibility!

of your junior year in high school. A contact is any faceto-face meeting between a college coach or athletics staff member and you or your parents, during which any of you say more than “hello.” Also, any such face-to-face meeting that is prearranged or that takes place on your campus, at an organized competition or practice involving you or your high school, preparatory school, two-year college or all-star team shall be considered a contact, regardless of the conversation. Currently in all sports other than football, college coaches may contact you off the college campus no more than three times. However, a college coach may visit your high school (with the approval of your high school principal) only once

When can I talk to the coach and have him/her see me play? TELEPHONE CALLS In all Sports Other Than Football and Basketball A college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) on or after July 1 following the completion of your junior year in high school. On or after July 1 after the completion of your junior year in high school, a college coach is permitted to call you only one time per week. Exception for Men’s Basketball ONLY Only in the sport of men’s basketball, a college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) one time per month on or after June 15 of your sophomore year in high school through July 31 of your junior year in high school. Coaches are permitted to call you two (2) times per week on or after August 1 prior to your senior year in high school. For junior college and four-year transfer prospects, you may only receive one phone call per week, regardless of the time period. Exception for Women’s Basketball ONLY Only in the sport of women’s basketball, a college coach (but not a booster) is permitted to call you (or your parents or legal guardians) one time during each of the months of April (on or after the Thursday after the conclusion of the Women’s Final Four) and May of your junior year in high school. You can receive one call on or after June 1 through June 20, and one call you can receive one call on or after June 21 through June 30 of your junior year in high school. In addition, you can receive three phone calls during the month of July following your junior year in high school, with no more than one call per week. On or after August 1 prior to your senior year in high school, you can receive no more than one phone call per week. Unlimited Phone Calls - All Sports Unlimited phone calls can be made to you (or your parents or legal guardians) by a college coach ONLY under the following circumstances: (1) during the five days immediately before your official visit by the college you will be visiting; (2) on the day of a coach’s off-campus contact with you by that coach; (3) on the initial date for signing the National Letter of Intent in your sport through two days after the initial signing date; and (4) you (or your parents or legal guardians) may telephone a coach at your expense as often as you wish. At the completion of your junior year (after July 1), coaches may also accept collect calls from you, using our toll-free number (1-800-LIONS-R-1). In men’s basketball ONLY, coaches may accept a toll-free call from you no earlier than the conclusion of your sophomore year in high school. RECRUITING CALENDARS Keep in mind that every sport has a different recruiting calendar. A coach in a particular sport may or may not be permitted to call you during certain times of the year. When you do speak to a college coach, be sure to ask about the recruiting calendar so you understand when you can accept phone calls from college coaches. You can also find the recruiting calendars for all sports on-line at www.ncaa.org. OFF-CAMPUS CONTACTS In all Sports Other Than Football and Basketball A college coach is permitted to contact you in person off the college campus only on or after July 1 after the completion

a week during a contact period. Junior college prospects who are non-qualifiers as determined by the NCAA Eligibility Center may not be recruited until they have completed one academic year at the junior college. In Men’s Basketball A college coach is not permitted to contact you prior to the opening day of classes of your senior year in high school. During the academic year, a college coach is limited to seven recruiting opportunities with you (contacts and evaluations combined) with no more than three in-person, off-campus contacts at any site during your senior year in high school. In Women’s Basketball A college coach is not permitted to contact you prior to the opening day of classes of your senior year in high school. During the academic year, a college coach is limited to five recruiting opportunities with you (contacts and evaluations combined) with no more than three in-person, off-campus contacts at any site during your senior year in high school. This restriction includes your relatives or legal guardians, but does not include any contact made during your official visit to campus. Further, all communication between you, your relatives, legal guardians, your coach, or anyone else involved with your participation in basketball, directly or indirectly, and a college coach during the month of July is prohibited. EVALUATIONS An evaluation is any off-campus activity used to assess your academic qualifications or athletics ability, including a visit to your high school (during which no contact occurs) or watching you practice or compete at any site. Currently in all sports other than football and women’s basketball, a college coach is limited to seven opportunities (contacts and evaluations combined) to recruit you and not more than three of the seven opportunities may be contacts. In women’s basketball, coaches have a limit of five opportunities with which to recruit you (contact and evaluations combined) off the college campus. Not more than three of those five opportunities may be contacts. Once you sign a National Letter of Intent, you may be evaluated an unlimited number of times by a college coach from the college with which you have signed. LETTERS AND RECRUITING MATERIALS In all sports other than men’s basketball, letters (including emails) and printed recruiting information may be sent to you starting September 1st at the beginning of your junior year in high school. In men’s basketball, you may receive these materials after June 15 at the completion of your sophomore year in high school. This information can only be sent to you through regular mail services. College coaches are not permitted to send anything to you (expect a National Letter of Intent offer) through any express mail service (e.g. Federal Express, UPS, DHL, etc.). For more information, please visit our website at www.LMULions.com. Good Luck and GO LIONS!!!

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1 LMU posts its 18th straight winning season under Head Coach Steve Stratos at 16-13.

4 LMU hands UC Irvine and Tulane their first losses of the season, defeating Irvine, 3-2, in a five-game thriller on September 4 and Tulane, 3-1, on September 7.

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3 Senior Heather Hughes is named WCC Player of the Week and Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week on September 4. The selection marks the first such honor for a Lion since Sarah Noriega (1994-97) was awarded the National Player of the Week distinction in 1997. After the season, Hughes is awarded AVCA All-Region honorable mention recognition and LMU Female Athlete of the Year.

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5 Christianna Reneau becomes the 10th Lion all-time to reach the 1,000 career kill mark against Portland on November 3.

6 Emily Day claims her spot in the 1,000 career kill club, amassing the historic tally against Saint Mary’s on November 17 during the “Senior Day” match.

8 Junior Emily Day is named WCC Player of the Week on November 19 after helping the LMU volleyball team to a 2-0 record and victories over then first-place Santa Clara and Saint Mary’s.

OPPONENTS

10 Emily Day and Heather Hughes are named to the WCC All-Academic team for success on the court and in the classroom. For Day, the selection is her second in as many years.

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9 Heather Hughes and Emily Day each earn first team All-WCC selections while freshmen Renee Horton and Whitney Leonard garner spots on the All-Freshmen team. Horton also earns an honorable mention All-Conference selection. For Hughes, the award is her third consecutive first-team selection, and marks her fourth All-WCC honor overall (honorable mention as a freshman).

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7 Heather Hughes earns a share of the top spot in the LMU career record books after notching her 157th career service ace, evening her total with Kim Blankinship (1993-96).

OUTLOOK

2 LMU retires Sarah Noriega’s #16 jersey on October 13, 2007. Noriega became just the fifth volleyball player in LMU history to have her number retired, an honor reserved for the top athlete, student, and person. Her jersey joined those of four other LMU volleyball greats: Tracy Holman (1994-97), Sarah McFarland (1997-2000), Mardell Wrensch (1992-95), and Kealani Kimball (2000-2003).

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Overall: 16-13 Conference: 8-6 Home: 9-4 Away: 5-8 Neutral: 2-1 I--------------------ATTACK--------------------I I------------------SET------------------I I-----------------SERVE-----------------I Name.................................GP MP-MS K K/Game E TA Pct A A/Game TA Pct SA SA/Gm SE TA Pct 0 0.00 0 1 .000 2 0.12 2 1.000 2 0.12 7 25 .720 MOGER, Tina.................... 17 11-0 2 0.02 1 6 .167 9 0.09 64 .141 10 0.10 17 392 .957 KIRK, Lauren..................... 101 29-1 6-1 2 0.22 0 4 .500 46 5.11 111 .414 0 0.00 1 10 .900 DUTRO, Ashley....................9 5 0.05 1 20 .200 46 0.49 226 .204 6 0.06 19 388 .951 LEONARD, Whitney.......... 94 25-0 35 0.33 177 .198 36 0.34 81 440 .816 DAY, Emily........................ 107 29-29 428 4.00 197 1142 .202 85 1.23 33 244 .213 7 0.10 27 .259 1 0.01 4 37 .892 DOWNEY, Erin................... 69 25-11 34 0.32 172 .198 18 0.17 21 445 .953 RENEAU, Christianna....... 106 29-28 324 3.06 147 897 .197 1318 12.20 3163 .417 19 0.18 40 513 .922 HORTON, Renee.............. 108 29-28 110 1.02 42 311 .219 0 0.00 0 0 .000 1 0.02 4 .250 5 0.09 13 159 .918 McENTEE, Liberty.............. 53 20-0 2 0.02 16 .125 0 0.00 1 2 .500 STEHLING, Becky............... 89 27-22 126 1.42 30 298 .322 20 0.69 13 60 .117 0 0.00 3 .000 0 0.00 0 2 1.000 BANAS, Lindsay................. 29 14-7 1 0.07 0 1 1.000 0 0.00 1 .000 1 0.07 6 47 .872 KELLY, Morgan.................. 14 6-0 4 0.05 26 .154 0 0.00 0 0 .000 MOTTON, Jania................. 83 24-18 128 1.54 53 319 .235 108 1.00 386 .280 31 0.29 39 499 .922 HUGHES, Heather............ 108 29-29 540 5.00 196 1382 .249 LMU.................................. 108 29-29 1771 16.40 713 4685 .226 1612 14.93 4378 .368 130 1.20 250 2961 .916 Opponents....................... 108 29-29 1649 15.27 675 4548 .214 1510 13.98 4347 .347 103 0.95 269 2801 .904

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Name..................................G MOGER, Tina.................... 17 KIRK, Lauren..................... 101 DUTRO, Ashley....................9 LEONARD, Whitney.......... 94 DAY, Emily........................ 107 DOWNEY, Erin................... 69 RENEAU, Christianna....... 106 HORTON, Renee.............. 108 McENTEE, Liberty.............. 53 STEHLING, Becky............... 89 BANAS, Lindsay................. 29 KELLY, Morgan.................. 14 MOTTON, Jania................. 83 HUGHES, Heather............ 108 TEAM.................................... LMU.................................. 108 Opponents....................... 108

I--------RECEPT--------I RE TA Pct 0 0 .000 11 135 .919 0 0 .000 24 678 .965 15 473 .968 0 3 1.000 17 322 .947 0 6 1.000 0 7 1.000 0 4 1.000 0 2 1.000 0 0 .000 0 1 1.000 30 673 .955 6 103 2510 .959 129 2681 .952

I-------DIG-------I DIG Dig/G 2 0.12 90 0.89 10 1.11 426 4.53 344 3.21 19 0.28 366 3.45 234 2.17 30 0.57 12 0.13 3 0.10 1 0.07 15 0.18 341 3.16 1893 17.53 1844 17.07

I--------------BLOCKING--------------I BS BA Total B/Game BE 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 3 3 0.33 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 20 68 88 0.82 8 7 39 46 0.67 2 8 34 42 0.40 11 1 27 28 0.26 10 0 0 0 0.00 0 8 64 72 0.81 16 2 20 22 0.76 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 19 43 62 0.75 19 11 36 47 0.44 12 76 334 243.0 2.25 78 101 416 309.0 2.86 91

ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) .360 (46-10-100) vs Columbia (Sep 8) .333 (51-14-111) vs Portland (Nov 3) .333 (51-13-114) vs Santa Clara (Nov 15) .327 (81-17-196) vs UNLV (Sep 1) .324 (61-17-136) vs UC Santa Barbara (Sep 1)

DIGS 104 99 88 86 85

vs Oregon State (Sep 14) at San Diego (Nov 8) vs UNLV (Sep 1) vs Gonzaga (Nov 1) vs Saint Mary’s (Nov 17)

KILLS (K-E-TA) 90 (90-40-219) 84 (84-35-209) 81 (81-17-196) 80 (80-37-198) 78 (78-22-181)

ACES 9 8 8 7 7

vs Michigan State (Aug 25) at Pacific (Sep 13) vs Columbia (Sep 8) at San Francisco (Nov 10) vs Tulane (Sep 7)

BLOCKS 17.0 15.0 15.0 14.5 14.5

vs San Francisco (Oct 11) at San Diego (Nov 8) vs Saint Mary’s (Nov 17) at UC Irvine (Sep 4) at Gonzaga (Oct 6)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 220 (74-36-220) at San Diego (Nov 8) 219 (90-40-219) vs Oregon State (Sep 14) 209 (84-35-209) vs Gonzaga (Nov 1) 200 (73-26-200) at San Francisco (Nov 10) 198 (80-37-198) at Gonzaga (Oct 6) ASSISTS 82 80 75 72 69

POINTS Pts/Gm 2.0 0.12 12.0 0.12 3.5 0.39 11.0 0.12 518.0 4.84 112.5 1.63 367.0 3.46 143.5 1.33 5.0 0.09 166.0 1.87 32.0 1.10 2.0 0.14 168.5 2.03 600.0 5.56

21 2144.0 19.85 63 2061.0 19.08 Morgan Kelly

Team Match Highs

vs Oregon State (Sep 14) vs Gonzaga (Nov 1) vs UNLV (Sep 1) at Gonzaga (Oct 6) vs Tulane (Sep 7)

BHE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 0 0 0 0 1 2

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I--------------BLOCKING--------------I BS BA Total B/Game BE 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 3 3 0.38 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 13 42 55 1.06 4 6 31 37 0.82 2 7 20 27 0.52 6 1 15 16 0.31 6 0 0 0 0.00 0 4 32 36 0.92 5 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 9 33 42 0.89 14 4 13 17 0.33 8 44 189 138.5 2.66 45 50 208 154.0 2.96 41

BHE 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 1 2

POINTS Pts/Gm 0.0 0.00 4.0 0.08 3.5 0.44 6.0 0.15 271.0 5.21 71.5 1.59 192.0 3.69 60.5 1.16 4.0 0.11 72.0 1.85 0.0 0.00 1.0 0.33 98.5 2.10 265.5 5.11

14 1050.5 20.20 25 995.0 19.13

Individual Match Highs HORTON, Renee vs Oregon State (Sep 14) HORTON, Renee at Gonzaga (Oct 6) HORTON, Renee vs Gonzaga (Nov 1) HORTON, Renee vs UNLV (Sep 1) HORTON, Renee vs Tulane (Sep 7)

KILLS (K-E-TA) 32 (32- 5-71) 31 (31- 4-73) 28 (28- 8-53) 28 (28- 7-58) 28 (28-12-60)

DIGS 33 33 27 26 25

RENEAU, Christianna vs Oregon State (Sep 14) LEONARD, Whitney at San Diego (Nov 8) RENEAU, Christianna vs UNLV (Sep 1) LEONARD, Whitney vs Saint Mary’s (Nov 17) LEONARD, Whitney at San Francisco (Nov 10)

TOTAL ATTEMPTS (K-E-TA) 73 (31- 4-73) HUGHES, Heather vs UNLV (Sep 1) 72 (26-14-72) DAY, Emily at San Diego (Nov 8) 71 (32- 5-71) HUGHES, Heather at Gonzaga (Oct 6) 63 (24-10-63) HUGHES, Heather at San Diego (Nov 8) 60 (28-12-60) DAY, Emily vs Oregon State (Sep 14)

ACES 4 4 4 3 3

HUGHES, Heather at San Francisco (Nov 10) DAY, Emily vs Michigan State (Aug 25) DAY, Emily vs Wisconsin (Sep 8) HUGHES, Heather at USC (Aug 25) DAY, Emily at Pacific (Sep 13)

POINTS 35.0 (31- 1- 3.0) 34.5 (32- 0- 2.5) 31.5 (28- 0- 3.5) 30.5 (26- 0- 4.5) 30.5 (28- 1- 1.5)

BLOCKS (BS-BA) 9 ( 1- 8) 8 ( 2- 6) 8 ( 1- 7) 8 ( 0- 8) 7 ( 1- 6)

DOWNEY, Erin vs San Francisco (Oct 11) MOTTON, Jania at UC Irvine (Sep 4) DAY, Emily at San Diego (Nov 8) STEHLING, Becky at San Diego (Nov 8) STEHLING, Becky vs Tulane (Sep 7)

HUGHES, Heather at Gonzaga (Oct 6) HUGHES, Heather vs UNLV (Sep 1) HUGHES, Heather at Pepperdine (Sep 29) HUGHES, Heather at UC Irvine (Sep 4) DAY, Emily vs Oregon State (Sep 14)

HUGHES, Heather vs UNLV (Sep 1) HUGHES, Heather at Gonzaga (Oct 6) HUGHES, Heather at UC Irvine (Sep 4) DAY, Emily at San Diego (Nov 8) HUGHES, Heather at Pepperdine (Sep 29)

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ASSISTS 74 66 64 59 57

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ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) .647 (12- 1-17) DOWNEY, Erin vs Oregon State (Sep 14) .500 (12- 2-20) MOTTON, Jania vs Tulane (Sep 7) .489 (24- 2-45) HUGHES, Heather vs Northwestern (Aug 31) .452 (16- 2-31) RENEAU, Christianna vs Santa Clara (Nov 15) .423 (13- 2-26) DAY, Emily vs Santa Clara (Nov 15)

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I-------DIG-------I DIG Dig/G 1 0.33 53 1.10 9 1.12 204 4.98 163 3.13 15 0.33 164 3.15 111 2.13 25 0.68 6 0.15 0 0.00 1 0.33 5 0.11 165 3.17 922 17.73 891 17.13

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I--------RECEPT--------I RE TA Pct 0 0 .000 9 89 .899 0 0 .000 9 276 .967 6 203 .970 0 3 1.000 7 142 .951 0 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 1 1.000 16 288 .944 2 49 1200 .959 60 1325 .955

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Name..................................G MOGER, Tina......................3 KIRK, Lauren...................... 48 DUTRO, Ashley....................8 LEONARD, Whitney.......... 41 DAY, Emily......................... 52 DOWNEY, Erin................... 45 RENEAU, Christianna........ 52 HORTON, Renee............... 52 McENTEE, Liberty.............. 37 STEHLING, Becky............... 39 BANAS, Lindsay...................4 KELLY, Morgan....................3 MOTTON, Jania................. 47 HUGHES, Heather............. 52 TEAM.................................... LMU................................... 52 Opponents........................ 52

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Overall: 16-13 Conference: 8-6 Home: 9-4 Away: 5-8 Neutral: 2-1 I--------------------ATTACK--------------------I I------------------SET------------------I I-----------------SERVE-----------------I Name.................................GP MP-MS K K/Game E TA Pct A A/Game TA Pct SA SA/Gm SE TA Pct 3-0 0 0.00 0 0 .000 1 0.33 1 1.000 0 0.00 1 1 .000 MOGER, Tina......................3 0 0.00 1 3 -.333 4 0.08 40 .100 4 0.08 5 166 .970 KIRK, Lauren...................... 48 14-0 5-1 2 0.25 0 4 .500 45 5.62 105 .429 0 0.00 1 10 .900 DUTRO, Ashley....................8 3 0.07 0 11 .273 15 0.37 108 .139 3 0.07 9 174 .948 LEONARD, Whitney.......... 41 11-0 12 0.23 99 .121 12 0.23 36 222 .838 DAY, Emily......................... 52 14-14 225 4.33 93 583 .226 49 1.09 20 149 .195 6 0.13 25 .240 1 0.02 4 37 .892 DOWNEY, Erin................... 45 14-9 10 0.19 108 .093 10 0.19 9 197 .954 RENEAU, Christianna........ 52 14-14 165 3.17 81 454 .185 45 0.87 22 141 .163 618 11.88 1302 .475 7 0.13 13 249 .948 HORTON, Renee............... 52 14-13 0 0.00 0 0 .000 1 0.03 4 .250 4 0.11 8 120 .933 McENTEE, Liberty.............. 37 13-0 52 1.33 8 117 .376 1 0.03 9 .111 0 0.00 1 2 .500 STEHLING, Becky............... 39 13-8 3-0 0 0.00 0 2 .000 0 0.00 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 .000 BANAS, Lindsay...................4 2-0 1 0.33 0 1 1.000 0 0.00 1 .000 0 0.00 1 5 .800 KELLY, Morgan....................3 73 1.55 37 185 .195 2 0.04 14 .143 0 0.00 0 0 .000 MOTTON, Jania................. 47 14-11 59 1.13 235 .251 18 0.35 13 266 .951 HUGHES, Heather............. 52 14-14 237 4.56 100 649 .211 LMU................................... 52 14-14 852 16.38 362 2299 .213 774 14.88 2051 .377 60 1.15 102 1451 .930 Opponents........................ 52 14-14 792 15.23 349 2216 .200 721 13.87 2019 .357 49 0.94 135 1355 .900

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OUTLOOK

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2007 Season Results Date Aug 24, 2007 Aug 25, 2007 Aug 25, 2007 Aug 31, 2007 Sep 1, 2007 Sep 1, 2007 Sep 4, 2007 Sep 7, 2007 Sep 8, 2007 Sep 8, 2007 Sep 13, 2007 Sep 14, 2007 Sep 25, 2007 Sep 29, 2007 Oct 4, 2007 Oct 6, 2007 Oct 11, 2007 Oct 13, 2007 Oct 18, 2007 Oct 20, 2007 Oct 27, 2007 Nov 1, 2007 Nov 3, 2007 Nov 8, 2007 Nov 10, 2007 Nov 15, 2007 Nov 17, 2007 Nov 20, 2007 Nov 21, 2007

Overall: 16-13 Conference: 8-6 Home: 9-4 Away: 5-8 Neutral: 2-1 Opponent Score Score-by-game Overall Conf vs St. John’s 0-3 L 23-30,19-30,23-30 0-1 0-0 vs Michigan State W 3-1 30-27,25-30,33-31,30-26 1-1 0-0 at #6 USC 0-3 L 21-30,30-32,18-30 1-2 0-0 Northwestern W 3-0 30-26,30-22,30-25 2-2 0-0 UC Santa Barbara W 3-0 30-28,30-22,32-30 3-2 0-0 UNLV 1-3 L 30-32,32-34,30-16,28-30 3-3 0-0 at UC Irvine W 3-2 30-21,27-30,25-30,30-20,15-9 4-3 0-0 Tulane W 3-1 30-17,29-31,30-21,31-29 5-3 0-0 Columbia W 3-0 30-18,30-18,30-10 6-3 0-0 #10 Wisconsin 2-3 L 30-21,24-30,23-30,30-27,13-15 6-4 0-0 at Pacific 1-3 L 30-23,25-30,27-30,26-30 6-5 0-0 vs Oregon State W 3-2 24-30,30-21,28-30,30-23,15-13 7-5 0-0 at Cal State Fullerton W 3-0 30-21,30-23,30-28 8-5 0-0 at Pepperdine* 1-3 L 30-18,23-30,26-30,25-30 8-6 0-1 at Portland* W 3-0 30-27,30-21,30-20 9-6 1-1 at Gonzaga* 1-3 L 31-33,31-33,30-28,24-30 9-7 1-2 San Francisco* W 3-1 30-22,25-30,30-25,30-24 10-7 2-2 #17 San Diego* 1-3 L 32-34,19-30,30-24,23-30 10-8 2-3 at Saint Mary’s* W 3-0 30-18,31-29,31-29 11-8 3-3 at Santa Clara* 0-3 L 25-30,22-30,24-30 11-9 3-4 Pepperdine* 0-3 L 31-33,28-30,29-31 11-10 3-5 Gonzaga* W 3-2 27-30,31-29,27-30,30-22,15-13 12-10 4-5 Portland* W 3-0 30-12,30-20,30-22 13-10 5-5 at #19 San Diego* 2-3 L 26-30,29-31,30-22,30-21,13-15 13-11 5-6 at San Francisco* W 3-1 26-30,30-23,30-21,30-27 14-11 6-6 Santa Clara* W 3-0 30-28,30-24,30-21 15-11 7-6 Saint Mary’s* W 3-1 30-26,30-23,27-30,30-25 16-11 8-6 at #11 Hawai`i 1-3 L 30-27,28-30,24-30,17-30 16-12 8-6 at #11 Hawai`i 0-3 L 22-30,24-30,27-30 16-13 8-6

Time 1:32 2:15 1:39 1:56 1:55 2:32 2:23 2:12 1:24 2:23 2:16 2:39 1:43 1:57 1:39 2:17 1:12 2:15 1:45 1:44 1:49 2:39 1:23 2:35 2:30 1:40 2:18 2:16 1:39

Attend 200 225 500 454 402 909 253 564 393 619 902 195 235 610 134 321 613 774 302 721 837 550 703 306 147 585 713 5812 6597

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* Denotes West Coast Conference Match. Team Record Overall Conference Home Away Neutral 3 games 4 games 5 games

W-L 16-13 8-6 9-4 5-8 2-1 8-5 5-6 3-2

Attend Total Home Away Neutral

Dates 29 13 13 3

Total 25,576 8,116 16,840 620

Average 882 624 1,295 207

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HISTORY

2007 Honor Roll Emily Day LMU Most Improved Player of the Year WCC First-Team All-Conference Academic All-West Coast Conference Team WCC Player of the Week - Nov.19 Renee Horton

WCC All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention

OPPONENTS

WCC All-Conference

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LMU Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic All-Tournament Team

Whitney Leonard WCC All-Freshman Team Christianna Reneau Asics Tournament All-Tournament Team

LMU Hilton LAX Invitational All-Tournament Team

Becky Stehling LMU Newcomer of the Year Heather Hughes Honorable Mention AVCA All-Region WCC First-Team All-Conference Honorable Mention Collegiate Volleyball Update’s Stellar Spikers SAAC Student-Athlete of the Month - Sept. Academic All-West Coast Conference Collegiate Volleyball Update’s National Player of the Week - Sept. 3 LMU Athlete of the Year LMU Pride Award Winner Asics Tournament All-Tournament Team LMU Hilton LAX Invitational All-Tournament Team LMU Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic All-Tournament Team

USC Trojan Invitational All-Tournament Team

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Individual Assists Crystal Matich, SCU............................ 13.71 Kiah Fiers, PEP..................................... 12.63 Heather Dunn, GON........................... 12.00 Renee Horton, LMU............................ 11.88 Team Kills Santa Clara......................................... 17.04 LMU................................................... 16.38 Pepperdine......................................... 16.04 Individual Kills Brittany Lowe, SCU............................... 4.86 Krista Kelley, SCU.................................. 4.73 Heather Hughes, LMU........................... 4.56 Julie Rubenstein, PEP............................. 4.44 Emily Day, LMU..................................... 4.33 Team Blocks Saint Mary’s.......................................... 3.20 Gonzaga............................................... 3.02 San Francisco........................................ 2.72 LMU..................................................... 2.66 Individual Blocks Briawna Mueller, GON.......................... 1.57 Shannon Lowell, SMC........................... 1.45 Alix Gombos, USF................................. 1.30 Ashley Grayson, POR............................. 1.09 Emily Day, LMU..................................... 1.06

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OPPONENTS

LMU Honorable Mention Renee Horton

Team Assists Santa Clara......................................... 15.92 LMU................................................... 14.88 Pepperdine......................................... 14.60

HISTORY

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Pos S S OH L MB RS OH

Individual Digs Haley Carroll, USF................................. 5.64 Whitney Leonard, LMU......................... 4.98 Andrea Csaszi, USD.............................. 4.66

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Volleyball Contact - Jae Wilson jwilson@westcoast.org

All-Freshman Team Name Team Renee Horton LMU Kapua Kamana’o SMC Krista Kelley SCU Whitney Leonard LMU Shannon Lowell SMC Ali Troost USD Megan York SMC

Pos MB L OH OH OS OH OPP OH S OH MB OH

Team Digs LMU................................................... 17.75 San Francisco...................................... 17.19 Gonzaga............................................. 16.59

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Yr SR SO JR SO S FR SR JR SR JR SR FR

Individual Hitting Percentage Lecca Roberts, PEP................................ .399 Becky Stehling, LMU............................. .376 Laurel Abrahamson, USD...................... .369

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West Coast Conference

First-Team Name Team Laurel Abrahamson USD Haley Carroll USF Emily Day LMU Amy DeGroot USD Kiah Fiers PEP Krista Kelley SCU Heather Hughes LMU Brittany Lowe SCU Crystal Matich SCU Julie Rubenstein PEP Lecca Roberts PEP Megan York SMC

Team Hitting Percentage Pepperdine........................................... .259 San Diego............................................. .233 Santa Clara........................................... .229 San Francisco........................................ .218 Gonzaga............................................... .218 LMU..................................................... .213

OUTLOOK

Santa Clara University, Saint Mary’s College, San Jose State Univeristy, and the University of the Pacific -- expanded the membership in 1955 to include Pepperdine University and Loyola Marymount University in Southern California. At that time, the league changed its name from “California Basketball Association” to the “West Coast Athletic Conference.” The current alignment, which also includes Gonzaga University, the University of Portland and the University of San Diego, has remained unchanged since 1978. Only two other conferences (the Pacific-10 and the Ivy League) have stayed together longer. The WCC, which changed its name to the current “West Coast Conference” in 1990, sponsors six championships for men in baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and tennis, and seven for women in basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, soccer, tennis, and volleyball.

WCC Stat Leaders (WCC Play Only) MEDIA

WCC Overall Team W-L PCT W-L PCT #19 San Diego*! 11-3 .786 21-8 .724 Santa Clara*! 11-3 .786 19-12 .613 Pepperdine! 9-5 .643 18-11 .621 LMU 8-6 571 16-13 .552 San Francisco 6-8 .429 17-13 .567 Saint Mary’s 6-8 .429 15-13 .536 Gonzaga 5-9 .357 17-13 .567 0-14 .000 7-21 .250 When the West Coast Conference first Portland got its start back in 1952, the founders really * WCC Champion had one goal in mind… to create a conve- ! NCAA Participant nient way for five Bay Area schools to play basketball. What has grown from that origi2007 All-West Coast Conference nal vision is a cohesive athletics league which is competitive at the national level. The WCC is made up of eight private in- Player of the Year: Crystal Matich, SCU stitutions in California, Oregon and Washing- Defensive POY: Haley Carroll, USF ton which compete at the NCAA Division I Co-Fresh. of the Year: Megan York, SMC level in 13 different sports. The original five Co-Fresh. of the Year: Krista Kelley, SCU schools -- the University of San Francisco, Coach of the Year: Jon Wallace, SCU

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LMU HISTORY All-Time Honors All-WCC

Jeannette Hecker (honorable mention)

1998 1999

Sarah McFarland (first team) Nicole Oehlman (second team) Kristen Gallup (first team) Kealani Kimball (first team)

Dina DeBernardi (honorable mention) Nicole Oehlman (honorable mention)

Tiana Newsome (first team) Kealani Kimball (first team) Kristen Gallup (honorable mention) Kealani Kimball (first team) Kelli Nerison (first team)

Tiana Newsome (honorable mention) Nicole Oehlman (honorable mention)

Kelli Nerison (first team)

Dina DeBernardi (honorable mention) Heather Hughes (honorable mention) Nicole Oehlman (honorable mention) Dina DeBernardi (honorable mention)

Heather Hughes (first team)

Christianna Reneau (honorable mention)

Emily Day (first team) Heather Hughes (first team) Renee Horton (honorable mention)

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WCC All-Freshman Team 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 2005 2007

Raquel Glenn Deanna Doolittle Robin Ortgiesen Tahlia Wagner Julie Greer Amy Moeller Kim Blankinship Suzanne Radcliffe Tracy Holman Emily Day Renee Horton Whitney Leonard

1993

Suzanne Radcliffe (first team)

LMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year 1985-86 Maryanne Dunn 1986-87 Andrea Fort 1990-91 Kerry House 1991-92 Stacy Trapp 1992-93 Robin Ortgiesen 1994-95 Mardell Wrensch 1996-97 Tracy Holman 1997-98 Tracy Holman

LMU Female Athlete of the Year

1997-98 Tracy Holman

1996-97 1997-98 1999-00 2000-01 2004-05 2005-06 2007-08

WCC Coach of the Year

WCC All-Academic

WCC Scholar-Athlete of the Year

1986 1994 1995 1996

Nancy Fortner Steve Stratos Steve Stratos Steve Stratos

AVCA All-America 1997 1999 2000 2003 2004

Sarah Noriega (first team) Sarah McFarland (second team) Sarah McFarland (first team) Kelli Nerison (honorable mention) Kelli Nerison (honorable mention)

AVCA All-Region 1991 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2003 2004 2007

Robin Ortgiesen (second team) Tracy Holman (second team) Julie Greer Sarah Noriega Kim Blankinship Tracy Holman Sarah Noriega Sarah Noriega Sarah McFarland Sarah McFarland Sarah McFarland Nicole Oehlman Kelli Nerison Kelli Nerison

Heather Hughes (honorable mention)

1990 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Kim Blankinship Sarah Noriega Sarah McFarland Sarah McFarland Kelli Nerison Heather Hughes Heather Hughes

Stacy Trapp Tracy Holman Mardell Wrensch Tracy Holman Mardell Wrensch Tracy Holman Tracy Holman Candace Boller Lydia Day Allison Gustorf Jaimee Brubacher Allison Gustorf Laura Gustorf Laura Gustorf Laura Gustorf Kealani Kimball Megan Wooton Kealani Kimball Kelli Nerison Jody Carlson Kelli Nerison Michelle Look Emily Day Emily Day Heather Hughes

USA Olympic Festival 1995

Sarah Noriega, North - Gold

AVCA District VIII Coach of the Year

World Games Participant 1997 Sarah Noriega

GTE/CoSIDA Academic All-America Dist. VIII

USA National Team Member

1996

1996 1997 2000 2002 2003

Steve Stratos

Tracy Holman (first team) Tracy Holman (second team) Allison Gustorf (first team) Laura Gustorf (third team) Kealani Kimball (third team)

1998-03 Sarah Noriega (“A”)

USA Olympic Team Member 1998 2000

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Sarah Noriega (“A”) Sarah Noriega

OPPONENTS

Heather Hughes (first team)

Amy Moeller Suzanne Radcliffe Tracy Holman

Kerry House (honorable mention) Julie Greer (honorable mention) Kim Blankinship (third team) Tracy Holman (honorable mention) Sarah Noriega (second team)

HISTORY

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

Sarah McFarland (first team) Candace Boller (second team) Sarah McFarland (first team) Allison Gustorf (honorable mention)

Volleyball Magazine Freshman All-America

1992 1993 1994

1990 1995 1996 1997

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Cindy Weglarz (honorable mention) Allison Gustorf (honorable mention)

WCC Freshman of the Year

Andrea Fort Julie Greer (offensive) Kim Blankinship (defensive) Kim Blankinship Sarah Noriega

UNIVERSITY

Kim Blankinship (first team) Julie Greer (first team) Tracy Holman (first team) Karissa Meith (first team) Sarah Noriega (first team) Mardell Wrensch (first team) Kim Blankinship (first team) Tracy Holman (first team) Sarah Noriega (first team) Karissa Meith (second team) Cindy Weglarz (honorable mention) Tracy Holman (first team) Sarah Noriega (first team)

Volleyball Magazine All-America

1986 1995 1996 1997

2008 LIONS

Suzanne Radcliffe (honorable mention)

WCC Player of the Year

OUTLOOK

Andrea Fort (first team) Cathy Petrissans (second team) Leslie Wohlford (second team) Andrea Fort (first team) Cathy Petrissans (first team) Maryanne Dunn (second team) Leslie Wohlford (first team) Lori Rodman (first team) Leslie Wohlford (first team) Kerry House (first team) Kerry House (first team) Deanna Doolittle (first team) Dana Bragado (first team) Robin Ortgiesen (first team) Julie Greer (first team) Mardell Wrensch (first team) Suzanne Radcliffe (second team) Tracy Holman (first team) Mardell Wrensch (first team) Kim Blankinship (second team) Julie Greer (honorable mention)

MEDIA

1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

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LMU HISTORY All-Time Roster

HISTORY

2007 REVIEW

UNIVERSITY

2008 LIONS

OUTLOOK

MEDIA

A

Amanda Amberson.................... 1983-84-85 Keri Anglin............................................2004

B

Lindsay Banas............................ 2005-06-07 Paula Berney.........................................1983 Kim Blankinship.................... 1993-94-95-96 Dena Block......................................1986-87 Candace Boller........................... 1998-99-00 Dana Bragado....................... 1989-90-91-92 Jaimee Brubacher.............................1999-00 Kathleen Bunce................................1993-94 Sheila Burt.......................................1981-82

C

Alyssa Carbonetti....................... 1996-97-98 Jody Carlson......................... 2001-02-03-04 Courtney Chai......................................2002 Mary Clarizo.............................. 1983-84-85

D

Danielle Dal Ponte.................................1998 Emily Day................................... 2005-06-07 Lydia Day.............................. 1996-97-98-99 Dina DeBernardi............... 2001-02-03-04-05 Jacene Dimson...................... 2001-02-03-04 Deanna Doolittle................... 1990-91-92-93 Erin Downey.............................. 2005-06-07 Maryanne Dunn.................... 1983-84-85-86 Ashley Dutro....................................2006-07

OPPONENTS

Anita Irwin............................ 1987-88-89-90

J

Cathy Jones............................... 1980-81-82 Laurie Jones .............................. 1988-89-91

K

Melissa Kelly....................................1980-81 Morgan Kelly...................................2006-07 Lauren Kirk................................ 2005-06-07 Seham Khalaf....................... 1985-86-87-88 Trina Kightlinger..............................1997-98 Kealani Kimball..................... 2000-01-02-03 Kacey Knauf....................................2003-04 Eleftheria Koukou...................... 1999-00-01 Sandy Krone......................... 2003-04-05-06 Jennifer Kruse.......................................1989

L

Cheryl LaCour....................... 1980-81-82-83 Krista Lambly........................................1996 Marette Larson................................1986-87 Courtnay Leonard............................2003-04 Whitney Leonard..................................2007 Michelle Look....................... 2002-03-04-05

M

Ivy Featherstone....................................2000 Julie Felice.............................................1983 Charmaine Fillet......................... 1981-82-83 Andrea Fort.......................... 1983-84-85-86 Audrey Francis.................................2004-05

Mary Ann Mardesich............. 1980-81-82-83 Allyson Mattox ....................................1987 Theresa Matus.................................1990-91 Erin McEnery.............................. 1993-94-95 Liberty McEntee....................................2007 Sarah McFarland................... 1997-98-99-00 Tate Medley.......................... 1993-94-95-96 Karissa Meith...................................1995-96 Shawna Mickartz.............................1990-91 Tiffany Miller........................ 1984-85-86-87 Amy Moeller......................... 1992-93-94-95 Tina Moger......................................2006-07 Dawn Moon....................................1988-89 Marisa Mora......................... 1991-92-93-94 Jania Motton................... 2003-04-05-06-07

G

N

E

Joli Eberhart.....................................1991-92 Ginger Escobedo...................................1980 Julie Estes........................................1980-81

F

Kristen Gallup....................... 1999-00-01-02 Claire Gillespie......................................2001 Mary Beth Giordano.................. 1991-92-93 Raquel Glenn........................................1989 Katie Glomb.........................................2005 Julie Greer............................ 1992-93-94-95 Allison Gustorf...................... 1997-98-99-00 Laura Gustorf........................ 1999-00-01-02

H

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I

Tina Hammers...................... 1986-87-88-89 Carly Harris................................ 1997-98-99 Jeannette Hecker.................. 1996-97-98-99 Christine Hengehold.............................1988 Tracy Holman........................ 1994-95-96-97 Renee Horton.......................................2007 Kerry House ....................................1989-90 Krista Houseman................... 2002-03-04-05 Heather Hughes.................... 2004-05-06-07

Megan Nash....................................2006-07 Laurie Nelson ..................................1980-81 Kelli Nerison.......................... 2001-02-03-04 Loren Newman.......................... 1987-88-89 Tiana Newsome.................... 2000-01-02-03 Lisa Nicholson.......................................1980 Sarah Noriega ...................... 1994-95-96-97

R

Suzanne Radcliffe................. 1993-94-95-96 Kiera Reilly.......................................2005-06 Christianna Reneau.................... 2005-06-07 Amy Reiling..........................................1982 Nicole Ridley.........................................2002 Katie Roberts........................................1990 Lori Rodman......................... 1984-85-86-87 Olivia Rodriguez...............................1981-82 Mary Anne Russo.............................1984-85

S

Elizabeth Samson.................. 2000-01-02-03 Tiffiny Self.......................................2002-03 Kelle Sloan.......................................1997-98 Rosemary Smith....................................1980 Becky Stehling.................................2006-07 Janiece Stimpfig . ............................1989-90 Mary Strong............................... 1991-92-93 Kelly Sturgeon ..................... 1981-82-83-84 Jill Sutton.........................................1989-90 Julie Sutton........................... 1981-82-83-84 Catherine Svorinich............... 2003-04-05-06

T

Laura Taylor............................... 1983-84-85 Audra Tindall........................................2001 Traci Tolman . ....................... 1981-82-83-84 Stacy Trapp........................... 1988-89-90-91

V

Heather Vinck............................ 1996-97-98

W

Tahlia Wagner............................ 1991-92-93 K.C. Walsh.......................................2005-06 Kelly Ward................................. 1998-99-00 Cindy Weglarz...................... 1995-96-97-98 Nelly Weglarz........................ 1994-95-96-97 Lisa Wenker.....................................1990-91 Leslie Wohlford..................... 1985-86-87-88 Megan Wooton.................... 2001-02-03-04 Mardell Wrensch................... 1992-93-94-95 Heather Wride......................................1995

Y

Debra Yoshimoto..................................1988

Julie Greer

O

Nicole Oehlman............... 2000-01-02-03-04 Shannon O’Kelly...................................1988 Jessica Olivier...................................1996-97 Roxanne Orsini.................................2002-03 Robin Ortgiesen ................... 1991-92-93-94

P

Letty Padilla.....................................1986-87 Carmen Perez....................... 1985-86-87-88 Cathy Petrissans.................... 1984-85-86-87

THE HEART OF A LION

2008 LMU VOLLEYBALL


LMU HISTORY All-Time Season Records 1. Kerry House (1990)............................5.36 2. Whitney Leonard (2007).................4.53 3. Michelle Look (2005).........................4.27 4. Deanna Doolittle (1991).....................4.21 5. Kerry House (1989)............................4.18 6. Joli Eberhart (1991)............................4.05 7. Christianna Reneau (2005).................3.99 8. Deanna Doolittle (1990).....................3.74 9. Kealani Kimball (2003).......................3.49 10. Christianna Reneau (2007)...............3.45

Block Assists

1. Kim Blankinship (1995).........................66 2. Heather Hughes (2006).........................56 3. Lori Rodman (1987)..............................53 4. Cindy Weglarz (1997)...........................50 5. Sarah Noriega (1996)............................49 6. Seham Khalaf (1988)............................47 7t. Kim Blankinship (1996)........................43 7t. Leslie Wohlford (1987).........................43 9t. Heather Hughes (2004)........................42 9t. Nicole Oehlman (2003)........................42

Kills 1. Sarah McFarland (2000)......................762 2. Sarah McFarland (1999)......................750 3. Sarah Noriega (1997)..........................614 4. Leslie Wohlford (1988)........................595 5. Kerry House (1990).............................577 6. Heather Hughes (2007).......................540 7. Deanna Doolittle (1990)......................539 8. Kealani Kimball (2003)........................509 9. Sarah Noriega (1996)..........................496 10. Sarah McFarland (1998)....................480

Kill Average

Attack Percentage

Block Average 1. Kelli Nerison (2004)............................1.71 2t. Kelli Nerison (2003)..........................1.46 2t. Tiana Newsome (2000).....................1.46 4. Tiana Newsome (2002)......................1.44 5. Karissa Meith (1996)..........................1.30 6. Tiana Newsome (2003)......................1.29 7t. Julie Greer (1995).............................1.15 7t. Mardell Wrensch (1993)....................1.15 9. Mardell Wrensch (1995).....................1.13 10. Candace Boller (1998)......................1.09

1. Kim Blankinship (1995)......................0.68 2t. Lori Rodman (1987)..........................0.51 2t. Cindy Weglarz (1997).......................0.51 4. Heather Hughes (2006)......................0.50 5. Sarah Noriega (1996).........................0.48 6. Sarah Noriega (1997).........................0.44 7t. Kim Blankinship (1996).....................0.42 7t. Kathleen Bunce (1993).....................0.42 7t. Leslie Wohlford (1987)......................0.42 10. Heather Hughes (2004)....................0.40

Assists 1. Robin Ortgiesen (1992)....................1,776 2. Anita Irwin (1990)............................1,600 3. Tracy Holman (1996)........................1,432 4. Nicole Oehlman (2003)....................1,408 5. Robin Ortgiesen (1991)....................1,397 6. Jeannette Hecker (1999)..................1,387 7. Tracy Holman (1994)........................1,386 8. Renee Horton (2007).....................1,318 9. Tracy Holman (1995)........................1,306 10. Nicole Oehlman (2000)..................1,287

Assist Average

2008 LMU VOLLEYBALL

THE HEART OF A LION

OPPONENTS

1. Mardell Wrensch (1995)......................422 Digs 1. Tracy Holman (1996)........................14.32 2. Julie Greer (1995)...............................388 1. Kerry House (1990).............................740 2. Robin Ortgiesen (1992)....................14.10 3. Kelli Nerison (2003).............................376 2. Deanna Doolittle (1990)......................535 3. Nicole Oehlman (2000)....................13.41 4t. Krista Houseman (2005)....................356 3. Deanna Doolittle (1991)......................467 4. Tracy Holman (1995)........................13.19 4t. Mardell Wrensch (1994).....................356 4. Joli Eberhart (1991).............................449 5. Jeannette Hecker (1999)..................12.96 6. Allison Gustorf (2000).........................355 5. Christianna Reneau (2005)..................443 6. Tracy Holman (1994)........................12.95 7. Kelli Nerison (2004).............................349 6. Whitney Leonard (2007)..................426 7. Robin Ortgiesen (1991)....................12.59 8t. Tiana Newsome (2003)......................333 7. Kealani Kimball (2003)........................422 8. Tracy Holman (1997) )......................12.51 8t. Nicole Oehlman (2003)......................333 8. Robin Ortgiesen (1992).......................402 9. Nicole Oehlman (2001)....................12.43 10t. Karissa Meith (1995)........................331 9. Kerry House (1989).............................385 10. Nicole Oehlman (2004)..................12.34 10t. Mardell Wrensch (1993)...................331 10. Heather Hughes (2006).....................370 Minimums: Averages= 75% of Season GP; Attack %= 3 Attempts/Game

HISTORY

1. Kerry House (1990)..........................1,898 2. Deanna Doolittle (1990)...................1,690 3. Sarah McFarland (2000)...................1,670 4. Sarah McFarland (1999)...................1,642 5. Leslie Wohlford (1988).....................1,639 6. Kealani Kimball (2003).....................1,467 7. Heather Hughes (2007)....................1,382 8. Kristen Gallup (2002).......................1,285 9. Sarah Noriega (1997).......................1,272 10. Deanna Doolittle (1991).................1,191

1. Kelli Nerison (2004).............................178 2. Kelli Nerison (2003).............................168 3. Tiana Newsome (2003).......................156 4. Tiana Newsome (2002).......................144 5. Karissa Meith (1996)...........................134 6. Dina DeBernardi (2005).......................132 7. Tiana Newsome (2000).......................131 8. Mardell Wrensch (1993)......................122 9. Stacy Trapp (1990)..............................112 10. Mardell Wrensch (1995)....................111

Service Ace Average

2007 REVIEW

Total Attempts

Total Blocks

UNIVERSITY

1. Sarah McFarland (2000).....................7.78 2. Sarah McFarland (1999).....................7.35 3. Sarah Noriega (1997).........................6.90 4. Sarah McFarland (1998).....................5.27 5. Heather Hughes (2007)......................5.00 6. Sarah Noriega (1996).........................4.82 7. Kristen Gallup (2001).........................4.81 8. Leslie Wohlford (1988).......................4.65 9. Kristen Gallup (2002).........................4.51 10. Kim Blankinship (1996)....................4.32

1. Kelli Nerison (2004).............................136 2t. Kelli Nerison (2003)...........................120 2t. Tiana Newsome (2003)......................120 4. Karissa Meith (1996)...........................109 5. Tiana Newsome (2002).......................104 6. Tiana Newsome (2000).......................100 7. Dina DeBernardi (2005).........................99 8. Stacy Trapp (1990)................................97 9. Mardell Wrensch (1995)........................93 10. Stacy Trapp (1991)..............................92

Service Aces

2008 LIONS

Dig Average

1. Kelli Nerison (2003)...............................48 2. Kelli Nerison (2004)...............................42 3. Tiana Newsome (2002).........................40 4. Mardell Wrensch (1994)........................38 5. Dawn Moon (1988)..............................37 6. Tiana Newsome (2003).........................36 7t. Julie Greer (1993)................................35 7t. Mardell Wrensch (1993).......................35 9. Dina DeBernardi (2004).........................34 10t. Julie Greer (1992)..............................33 10t. Dina DeBernardi (2005).....................33

OUTLOOK

Solo Blocks

1t. Deanna Doolittle (1990).....................143 1t. Anita Irwin (1990)..............................143 3. Stacy Trapp (1990)..............................142 4. Kerry House (1990).............................138 5. Lisa Wenker (1990).............................130 6t. Seham Khalaf (1988).........................128 6t. Leslie Wohlford (1988).......................128 8. Robin Ortgiesen (1992).......................126 9. Dana Bragado (1992)..........................125 10. Dawn Moon (1988)..........................124

MEDIA

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LMU HISTORY

OPPONENTS

HISTORY

2007 REVIEW

UNIVERSITY

2008 LIONS

OUTLOOK

MEDIA

All-Time Career Records Games Played

Solo Blocks

Dig Average

1. Stacy Trapp (1988-91).........................488 2. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05).................446 3. Deanna Doolittle (1990-93).................440 4. Heather Hughes (2004-07)..................438 5. Anita Irwin (1987-90)..........................423 6. Dana Bragado (1989-92).....................410 7. Nicole Oehlman (2000-04)..................406 8. Tracy Holman (1994-97)......................405 9. Kim Blankinship (1993-96)..................399 10. Jeannette Hecker (1993-96)..............393

1. Tiana Newsome (2000-03)..................112 2. Julie Greer (1992-95)..........................103 3. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05).................100 4. Mardell Wrensch (1992-95)...................99 5. Kelli Nerison (2001-04).........................90 6. Cathy Petrissans (1984-87)....................80 7. Stacy Trapp (1988-91)...........................78 8. Kealani Kimball (2000-03).....................73 9. Lori Rodman (1984-87).........................71 10. Dana Bragado (1989-92).....................68

1. Kerry House (1989-90).......................4.89 2. Cindy Weglarz (1995-98)...................4.61 3. Joli Eberhart (1991-92).......................3.51 4. Christianna Reneau (2005-07)............3.50 5. Deanna Doolittle (1990-93)................3.27 6. Michelle Look (2002-05)....................3.14 7. Kim Blankinship (1993-96).................2.91 8. Robin Ortgiesen (1991-94).................2.89 9. Heather Hughes (2004-07).................2.88 10. Emily Day (2005-Present)..............2.77

Kills

Block Assists

Service Aces

1. Sarah McFarland (1997-00)..............2,020 2. Heather Hughes (2004-07)...............1,679 3. Leslie Wohlford (1985-88)................1,563 4. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)..................1,446 5. Kim Blankinship (1993-96)...............1,414 6. Deanna Doolittle (1990-93)..............1,274 7. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05)..............1,221 8. Kealani Kimball (2000-03)................1,105 9. Christianna Reneau (2005-07)..........1,100 10. Emily Day (2005-Present)............1,037

1. Tiana Newsome (2000-03)..................347 2. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05).................305 3t. Kelli Nerison (2001-04)......................262 3t. Stacy Trapp (1988-91)........................262 5. Allison Gustorf (1997-00)....................260 6. Julie Greer (1992-95)..........................256 7t. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)....................252 7t. Mardell Wrensch (1992-95)...............252 9. Dana Bragado (1989-92).....................235 10. Lydia Day (1996-99)..........................201

t1. Heather Hughes (2004-07)................157 t1. Kim Blankinship (1993-96).................157 3. Leslie Wohlford (1985-88)...................137 4. Kealani Kimball (2000-03)...................122 5. Seham Khalaf (1985-88).....................121 6. Cindy Weglarz (1995-98)....................119 7. Amy Moeller (1992-95).......................117 8. Nicole Oehlman (2000-04)..................116 9. Sarah Noriega (1994-97).....................115 10. Tracy Holman (1994-97)....................113

Kill Average

Total Blocks

Service Ace Average

1. Sarah McFarland (1997-00)................6.43 2. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)....................4.71 3. Leslie Wohlford (1985-88)..................3.87 4. Heather Hughes (2004-07).................3.83 5. Kerry House (1989-90).......................3.73 6. Kim Blankinship (1993-96).................3.54 7. Karissa Meith (1995-96).....................3.37 8. Emily Day (2005-Present)................3.36 9. Christianna Reneau (2005-07)............3.33 10. Joli Eberhart (1991-92).....................3.22

1. Tiana Newsome (2000-03)..................459 2. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05).................405 3. Julie Greer (1992-95)..........................359 4. Kelli Nerison (2001-04).......................352 5. Mardell Wrensch (1992-95).................351 6. Stacy Trapp (1988-91).........................340 7. Allison Gustorf (1997-00)....................326 8. Dana Bragado (1989-92).....................303 9. Sarah Noriega (1994-97).....................298 10. Cathy Petrissans (1984-87)................249

1. Cindy Weglarz (1995-98)...................0.47 2. Lori Rodman (1984-87)......................0.45 3. Nicole Oehlman (2000-04).................0.40 4. Kim Blankinship (1993-96).................0.39 5t. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)...................0.37 5t. Kathleen Bunce (1993-94)................0.37 7. Heather Hughes (2004-07).................0.36 8. Tiffany Miller (1984-87).....................0.34 9. Leslie Wohlford (1985-88)..................0.33 10. Amy Moeller (1992-95)....................0.32

Total Attempts

Block Average

Assists

1. Sarah McFarland (1997-00)..............4,478 2. Heather Hughes (2004-07)...............4,435 3. Leslie Wohlford (1985-88)................4,225 4. Deanna Doolittle (1990-93)..............3,894 5. Kim Blankinship (1993-96)...............3,494 6. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)..................3,019 7. Christianna Reneau (2005-07)..........2,943 8. Kealani Kimball (2000-03)................2,915 9. Kristen Gallup (1999-02)..................2,886 10. Emily Day (2005-Present)............2,868

1. Kelli Nerison (2001-04)......................1.47 2. Tiana Newsome (2000-03).................1.32 3. Candace Boller (1998-00)..................1.17 4. Karissa Meith (1995-96).....................1.05 5. Mardell Wrensch (1992-95)................1.02 6. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)....................0.97 7. Julie Greer (1992-95).........................0.96 8. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05)................0.91 9t. Allison Gustorf (1997-00).................0.87 9t. Lydia Day (1996-99)..........................0.87

1. Tracy Holman (1994-97)...................5,362 2. Nicole Oehlman (2000-04)...............5,035 3. Robin Ortgiesen (1991-94)...............4,323 4. Jeannette Hecker (1996-99).............2,416 5. Anita Irwin (1987-90).......................2,282 6. Andrea Fort (1983-86).....................2,041 7. Seham Khalaf (1985-88)..................1,463 8. Renee Horton (2007-Present).......1,318 9. K.C. Walsh (2005-06)......................1,261 10. Ashley Dutro (2006-07)..................1,150

Attack Percentage

Digs

Assist Average

1. Kelli Nerison (2001-04).......................356 2. Mardell Wrensch (1992-95).................355 3t. Sarah Noriega (1994-97)....................319 3t. Dina DeBernardi (2001-05)................319 5t. Lydia Day (1996-99)...........................315 5t. Karissa Meith (1995-96).....................315 7. Julie Greer (1992-95)..........................314 8. Candace Boller (1998-00)...................310 9. Tate Medley (1993-96)........................309 10. Allison Gustorf (1997-00)..................307

1. Deanna Doolittle (1990-93)..............1,440 2. Heather Hughes (2004-07)...............1,261 3. Kim Blankinship (1993-96)...............1,161 4. Cindy Weglarz (1995-98).................1,157 5. Christianna Reneau (2005-07)..........1,156 6. Leslie Wohlford (1985-88)................1,129 7. Kerry House (1989-90).....................1,125 8. Kealani Kimball (2000-03)................1,032 9. Robin Ortgiesen (1991-94)..................977 10. Nicole Oehlman (2000-04)................920

1. Tracy Holman (1994-97)...................13.24 2. Robin Ortgiesen (1991-94)...............12.79 3. Nicole Oehlman (2000-04)...............12.40 4. K.C. Walsh (2005-06)........................7.93 5. Jeannette Hecker (1996-99)...............6.15 6t. Kelly Ward (1998-00)........................5.39 6t. Anita Irwin (1987-90).......................5.39 8. Seham Khalaf (1985-88)....................4.06 9. Loren Newman (1987-90)..................2.79 10. Megan Wooton (2001-03)...............2.74

Minimums: Averages= Two Seasons; Attack %= 3 Attempts/Game

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LMU HISTORY All-Time Record Book Match Top-10’s

Conference Championships WCC - 1994, 1995, 1996 WCAC - 1986

Attack Percentage (Minimum 10 Att.)

Individual Kills

1. Cathy Petrissans NAU (10/11/86) 2. Kealani Kimball Colorado (9/6/03) 3. Dana Bragado Moorhead St. (9/11/92) 4t. Julie Greer Gonzaga (10/27/95) 4t. Cathy Petrissans Saint Mary’s (11/13/87) 6. Dina DeBernardi Colorado (9/7/02) 7. Mardell Wrensch Baylor (9/15/95) 8t. Allison Gustorf Portland (10/14/00) 8t. Allison Gustorf San Diego (9/27/00) 8t. Lydia Day San Francisco (11/7/98) 8t. Suzanne Radcliffe Gonzaga (10/5/96) 8t. Cathy Petrissans San Diego (11/21/86)

3g Sarah McFarland Arizona State (9/2/00) 3g Sarah McFarland BYU (9/11/99) 4g Sarah Noriega San Diego (11/7/97) 5g Sarah McFarland Ohio State (9/10/99)

NCAA Postseason Appearances 1st Round - 1994, 1995, 2000, 2004, 2005 2nd Round - 1986, 1997, 1999, 2003 Sweet Sixteen - 1996

All-Time Record (1982-2007) 497-318 (.610) All-Time Conference Record 209-109 (.657)

All-Time Road Record 152-148 (.507) Longest Winning Streak 16 Matches (Oct. 4, 1996-Dec. 8, 1996) Longest Conference Winning Streak 34 Matches (Nov. 12, 1994-Oct. 10, 1997)

Longest Road Winning Streak 11 Matches (Nov. 10, 1995-Nov. 23, 1996) Longest Losing Streak 12 Matches (Nov. 17, 1988-Sep. 19, 1989)

Longest Home Losing Streak 5 Matches (Twice) Oct. 6, 1988-Nov. 3, 1988 Nov. 23, 1988-Sep. 19, 1989 Longest Road Losing Streak 9 Matches (Oct. 28, 1988-Sep. 8, 1989) Tracy Holman

52 47 45 43 43 41 40 40 39 38

Blocks 1t. Cathy Petrissans 1t. Tiana Newsome 3. Dawn Moon 4t. Tiana Newsome 4t. Dana Bragado 4t. Kelli Nerison 4t. Kelli Nerison 8t. Tiana Newsome 8t. Kelli Nerison 8t. Kelli Nerison 8t. Candace Boller 8t. Mardell Wrensch 8t. Lori Rodman 8t. Tiffany Miller 8t. Tiana Newsome

Nevada (10/19/85) Gonzaga (11/1/02) Saint Mary’s (9/30/88) San Jose State (9/1/00) Santa Clara (11/14/92) Santa Clara (10/22/04) Pepperdine (10/11/03) Saint Mary’s (10/3/03) San Diego (11/19/04) Santa Clara (11/22/03) San Diego (10/30/99) Pepperdine (10/21/93) NAU (10/11/86) Nevada (10/19/85) SDSU (9/25/02)

16 16 14 12 12 12 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11

CS Northridge (11/1/94) 78 Sac State (9/16/95) 107 Portland (10/25/90) 100

Individual Attempts 3g Sarah McFarland San Francisco (11/18/00) 76 4g Sarah McFarland Notre Dame (9/21/00) 111* 5g Sarah McFarland Ohio State (9/10/99) 107

Team Attempts 3g 2006 4g 1995 5g 1990

Arizona State (8/26/06) Sac State (9/16/95) Portland (10/25/90)

211 281 338

Individual Attack Percentage 3g Kealani Kimball Colorado (9/6/03) .875 4g Cathy Petrissans NAU (10/11/86) .955* 5g Erin Downey Oregon State (9/14/07) .647

Team Attack Percentage 3g 1995 4g 2003 5g 1985

Gonzaga (9/30/95) .480 San Francisco (10/4/03) .377 Nevada (11/15/85) .308

Individual Assists 3g Tracy Holman CS Northridge (11/1/94) 4g Robin Ortgiesen San Francisco (10/16/92) 5g Robin Ortgiesen New Mexico (9/7/91)

68 89 84

Team Assists 3g 1994 4g 1992 5g 1991 5g 1998

CS Northridge (11/1/94) San Francisco (10/16/92) Santa Clara (10/12/91) San Diego (11/6/98)

74 96 89 89

Individual Service Aces

Digs 40 40 40 39 39 36 36 35 34 33 33 33

89 88 84 83 82 81 80 80 80 79

7 7 9

Team Service Aces 3g 1993 4g 1991 5g 1987

Wichita State (9/4/93) Saint Mary’s (11/8/91) Santa Clara (10/30/87)

17 16 21

Individual Digs 3g Kerry House Memphis St. (11/29/90) 3g Kerry House Saint Mary’s (11/16/90) 4g Deanna Doolittle Portland (10/12/90) 5g Kerry House Santa Clara (10/20/90) 5g Kerry House Santa Clara (9/29/89)

27 27 40 40 40

Team Digs 3g 2006 4g 1990 5g 1990

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Arizona State (8/26/06) Portland (10/12/90) Portland (10/25/90)

* NCAA Record

118 132 181

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1. Robin Ortgiesen San Francisco (10/16/92) 2. Tracy Holman Sacramento St. (9/16/95) 3. Robin Ortgiesen New Mexico (9/7/91) 4. Nicole Oehlman Pepperdine (11/4/00) 5. Robin Ortgiesen Santa Clara (11/14/92) 6. Robin Ortgiesen Santa Clara (10/12/91) 7t. Jeannette Hecker Ohio State (9/10/99) 7t. Tracy Holman Wash. State (12/13/96) 7t. Robin Ortgiesen Santa Clara (9/27/91) 10. Tracy Holman Long Beach St. (9/25/96)

3g Kathleen Bunce Wichita State (9/4/93) 4g Laura Gustorf Indiana (9/7/01) 5g Lori Rodman Santa Clara (10/30/87)

HISTORY

1t. Kerry House Santa Clara (10/20/90) 1t. Deanna Doolittle Portland (10/12/90) 1t. Kerry House Santa Clara (9/29/89) 4t. Kerry House Portland (10/25/90) 4t. Leslie Wohlford Santa Clara (11/2/85) 6t. Deanna Doolittle Portland (10/25/90) 6t. Kerry House Saint Mary’s (9/30/89) 8. Kerry House Florida State (9/22/90) 9. Kerry House CS Bakersfield (9/18/90) 10t. Whitney Leonard San Deigo (11/8/07) 10t. Christianna Reneau Oregon St. (9/14/07) 10t. Leslie Wohlford Portland (11/3/88)

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3g 1994 4g 1995 5g 1990

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Longest Conference Losing Streak 5 Matches (Nov. 2, 2006-Nov. 16, 2006)

1. Sarah McFarland Ohio State (9/10/99) 2. Sarah Noriega San Diego (11/7/97) 3. Sarah McFarland Notre Dame (9/21/00) 4t. Sarah McFarland Pepperdine (11/4/00) 4t. Leslie Wohlford San Diego (10/15/88) 6. Sarah McFarland Pepperdine (10/7/00) 7t. Sarah Noriega Pepperdine (11/22/97) 7t. Leslie Wohlford Santa Clara (10/21/88) 9. Sarah McFarland Duke (9/16/00) 10. Sarah McFarland UCSB (10/19/99)

Team Kills

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Longest Home Winning Streak (13 Matches (Oct. 2, 1982-Nov. 10, 1982)

Kills

32 32 47* 52

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All-Time Home Record 230-113 (.671)

.955 .875 .867 .857 .857 .833 .813 .800 .800 .800 .800 .800

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Individual Block Solos 3g Jania Motton 3g Kelli Nerison 3g Allison Gustorf 3g Stacy Trapp 3g Cathy Petrissans 4g Dana Bragado 4g Tiana Newsome 5g Stacy Trapp

Pepperdine (10/19/06) Gonzaga (11/12/04) Brown (9/20/99) Pepperdine (10/26/91) Saint Mary’s (9/25/86) Santa Clara (11/14/92) Saint Mary’s (10/26/02) GWU (10/23/88)

4 4 4 4 4 6 6 8

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Team Block Solos 3g 1989 3g 1986 4g 1987 5g 1993

Boise State (9/8/89) Saint Mary’s (9/25/86) UCSB (9/5/87) Pepperdine (11/6/93)

8 8 13 13

Individual Block Assists 3g Anita Irwin San Francisco (9/28/89) 4g Tiana Newsome Gonzaga (11/1/02) 5g Cathy Petrissans Nevada (10/19/85)

9 13 13

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3g 1995 3g 1989 4g 2004 5g 1985

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Team Block Assists San Francisco (11/17/95) San Francisco (9/28/89) San Francisco (10/2/04) Nevada (10/19/85)

Team Total Blocks

28 28 39 42

Individual Total Blocks 3g Lori Rodman NAU (10/11/86) 4g Tiana Newsome Gonzaga (11/1/02) 5g Cathy Petrissans Nevada (10/19/85)

3g 1989 4g 1986 5g 1985

11 16 16

Class Match-Highs

Class Season-Highs

Freshman

Freshman

ATT% ATT% K TB DIG A

N. Oehlman C. Boller Amy Moeller D. Moon D. Doolittle R. Ortgiesen

Portland (11/10/00) .750 Portland (11/14/98) .750 San Francisco (10/16/92) 37 Saint Mary’s (9/30/88) 14 Portland (10/12/90) 40 New Mexico (9/7/91) 84

D. DeBernardi S. McFarland D. Doolittle D. Doolittle C. Petrissans R. Ortgiesen R. Ortgiesen

Colorado (9/7/02) .833 San Diego (11/6/98) 33 Santa Clara (10/12/91) 33 Florida State (9/13/91) 33 Nevada (10/19/85) 16 Santa Clara (11/20/92) 31 San Francisco (10/16/92) 89

Junior ATT% K TB DIG A

C. Petrissans S. McFarland T. Newsome Kerry House Tracy Holman

NAU (10/11/86) .954 Ohio State (9/10/99) 52 Gonzaga (11/1/02) 16 Santa Clara (9/29/89) 40 Wash. St. (12/13/96) 80

Senior ATT% K TB DIG A A

D. Bragado S. Noriega D. Bragado Kerry House Anita Irwin Andrea Fort

C. Boller D. Dootlittle T. Newsome D. Doolittle R. Ortigiesen

1998 1990 2000 1990 1991

.327 539 131 535 1397

1994 1998 1993 1991 1992

.332 480 122 467 1776

2003 1999 2003 1991 1996

.376 750 168 449 1432

1995 2000 2004 1990 1990

.422 762 172 740 1600

Sophomore

Sophomore ATT% K K K TB DIG A

ATT% K TB DIG A

Moorhead St.(9/11/92) .867 San Diego (11/7/97) 47 Santa Clara (11/14/92) 12 Santa Clara (10/20/90) 40 Portland (10/25/90) 75 US Int. (11/22/86) 75

ATT% K TB DIG A

Tate Medley S. McFarland M. Wrensch D. Doolittle R. Ortgiesen

Junior ATT% K TB DIG A

Kelli Nerison S. McFarland Kelli Nerison Joli Eberhart Tracy Holman

Senior ATT% K TB DIG A

M. Wrensch S. McFarland Kelli Nerison Kerry House Anita Irwin

San Francisco (9/28/89) 17 NAU (10/11/86) 23.5 Nevada (10/19/85) 28

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LMU HISTORY Postseason Play

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WCAC Champions NCAA Second Round

1994

1995 WCC Champions NCAA First Round

WCC Champions NCAA Sweet Sixteen

NCAA Second Round

1999 NCAA Second Round

1994 NCAA First Round in Tucson, Ariz.

Nov. 30

Arizona

Nov. 25 Grambling State NCAA First Round in Los Angeles, Calif. Nov. 29 Oral Roberts

W, 3-0 L, 3-2

1996 NCAA First Round - Bye

NCAA Second Round in Los Angeles, Calif. Dec. 8 UC Santa Barbara NCAA Sweet Sixteen in Palo Alto, Calif. Dec. 13 Washington State

W, 3-1 L, 3-1

1997 NCAA First Round in Long Beach, Calif.

Dec. 5 Hawai’i NCAA Second Round in Long Beach, Calif. Dec. 6 Long Beach State

W, 3-0 L, 3-0

1999 NCAA First Round in Santa Barbara, Calif. Dec. 2 Southeast Missouri NCAA Second Round in Santa Barbara, Calif. Dec. 3 UC Santa Barbara

2000 NCAA First Round in Santa Barbara, Calif.

2003

Nov. 30

Stanford

W, 3-2 L, 3-1

L, 3-0

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2003 NCAA First Round in Los Angeles, Calif.

2004 NCAA First Round in Los Angeles, Calif.

NCAA First Round

Dec. 3

UCLA

2005 NCAA First Round in Salt Lake City, Utah

NCAA First Round

Dec. 2

Utah

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L, 3-0

L, 3-1

L, 3-0

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2005

W, 3-0

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Dec. 5 Cal State Northridge NCAA Second Round in Los Angeles, Calif. Dec. 6 USC

2004

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L, 3-1

1995 NCAA Play-In Match in Los Angeles, Calif.

2000

NCAA Second Round

L, 3-0

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1997

W, 3-2

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1996

Dec. 4 UCLA NCAA Second Round in Provo, Utah Dec. 11 Stanford

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WCC Champions NCAA First Round

1986 NCAA First Round in Los Angeles, Calif.

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LMU HISTORY Sweet Sixteen in 1996 MEDIA

LMU’s Final National Rankings 1993 24th, AVCA 1995 21st, AVCA

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1996 9th, AVCA 1997 17th, AVCA

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2000 25th, AVCA 2003 17th, AVCA

The Road to the Sweet Sixteen

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First Round Bye Second Round Defeated UC Santa Barbara, 3-1

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LMU HISTORY LMU Volleyball and Team USA Sarah Noriega: 2000 Olympian

Q&A with Olympian Sarah Noriega

UNIVERSITY 2007 REVIEW HISTORY

LMU: What were some of the academic support services available to you at LMU? SN: Going from high school to collegiate academics was a big adjustment for me, but easy access to helpful staff and materials helped me a great deal. I frequently took advantage of the Learning Resource Center where I met with advisors. The LRC helped me tremendously and was able to set up personal tutoring whenever I needed it. LMU: How did playing at LMU help you reach your goals of being an All-American and an Olympian? SN: First and foremost, being in a safe and productive environment allowed me to relax and feel comfortable to give my best effort. I owe the majority of my success to Coach Stratos and to Coach Smoot. They were the ones who recognized the potential of a skinny girl and took a chance in developing her into a great athlete. They constantly supported, encouraged and challenged me. They worked so hard to help me realize my dreams. I owe them big time! LMU: Is there anything you would change about your playing career? SN: There have been times in my career when I haven’t enjoyed playing and experienced some terrible moments. At the time I wished I could change things or that I didn’t have to endure those bad times, but in retrospect I needed to experience them. It was those moments of self doubt, fatigue, mental and physical exhaustion that helped me to learn more about myself. I think that every athlete experiences moments like that; but it’s athletes that choose to persevere through those times that succeed and excel. So, in short, no I wouldn’t have changed any part of the road that I have traveled. I know that there are still many more obstacles and I hope I have learned enough to endure and overcome those challenges as well.

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LMU: What was your favorite Olympic moment? SN: I have so many, but I think the opening ceremonies was the most memorable. It was so incredible being able to represent my country in the greatest sporting event in the world. The feeling of first stepping foot on the field after coming through the tunnel is indescribable. Then seeing the Olympic flame lit topped the whole experience off. It is something I will always cherish. LMU: Why did you choose LMU? SN: LMU, Texas and Nebraska were the three main schools I had narrowed my decision down to. LMU seemed like the best fit for me because I got along with the players and coaching staff the best. LMU’s academics played a big factor, as well as the location of the school. I wanted to experience LA, and this was the best way I saw to be able to do that. LMU: What did you like about the local area surrounding LMU? SN: I came from a small midwest town so moving to Los Angeles was a little intimidating at first. LMU’s location, though, is perfect. Not only are you minutes away from the beach cities, airport, and major freeways, but you have the peace and tranquility of the school itself and its surrounding residential community. LMU is located in a small, safe community, but close enough to the things that make college memorable. LMU: What were the academic advantages of attending LMU? SN: I liked that LMU offered the opportunity to not only know my peers, but to develop relationships with the professors as well. I never felt like I was just a number in an auditorium full of students. LMU and its sister schools stem from a long tradition of academic excellence, therefore, allowing the university to be connected with the top personnel in nearly every field of study it offers.

OUTLOOK

more season with the National Team, as she played in 144 games and led Team USA in kills (409), blocks (82) and aces (28). She was named Team MVP for her efforts that season. As a member of the 2000 Olympic squad, Noriega finished the summer fourth on the team with 185 kills and a .393 kill percentage. Her serves wreaked havoc for opponents throughout the Summer Games as her 17 service aces ranked second best on the team.

MEDIA

As a member of the U.S. National Volleyball team that qualified for the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Sarah Noriega became the third Lion to participate in the Olympic Games. Noriega became a key member of the U.S. National Team in 1998. In her inaugural year with the team, she played in 68 games and tallied 191 kills on 498 attacks. She also added 26 aces and 43 stuff blocks. Noriega had an even better sopho-

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Heather Hughes

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American Cup was used primarily to evaluate After “growing up” in the U.S. Wom- young talent for Team USA. Continuing to en’s National Team system, serving as a U.S. improve with every day, Hughes was singled Women’s National A2 Team alternate in out amongst the group of players who earned 2007, a USA Volleyball Junior National Team a bid to train with the National Team. “You alternate in 2006 and U.S. Girls’ Youth A2 take this group that has been training since alternate in 2003 and 2004, Heather Hughes January, Heather Hughes is one that definitefinally received her shot to show her talent on ly sticks out,” U.S. National Team Assistant one of volleyball’s highest stages. The native Coach Tom Hogan said. “She has impressed of Fallbrook, Calif. competed in a 13-player her teammates and coaching staff, while her tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Volley- level of play continues to elevate. It is imporball Team from January 7-12 at the Olympic tant for players like her to gain this internaTraining Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. tional experience at the Pan American Cup.” Playing alongside the U.S. Women’s National Seizing every opportunity to impress the Training Team, the tryout participants were coaching staff, Hughes compiled 35 points in put through a rigorous week of drills and 27 sets at the Pan American Cup, including conditioning culminating with morning six- averages of 1.04 kills, 0.15 aces, 0.14 blocks on-six scrimmages on Jan. 11 and Jan. 12. and 1.30 points per set. Showing versatilUpon completion of the tryout, the coach- ity at an extremely high level of competition, Hughes took over at ing staff evaluated the the libero position due talent and asked sevPhoto Courtesy of USA Volleyball to illness, playing her eral players, including first-ever match at the Hughes, to return to position in the fifthColorado Springs and place match of the Pan train full-time during American Cup, and the spring with the received 46 of the 95 U.S. Women’s Naservice chances comtional Training Team. piling an 83 positive When asked about the percent. selection, Hughes said, “I am very excited to have this opportunity to play with some of the world’s best players, and after always being on the border of making the team and being selected as an alternate for the A2 squad the past few years, I finally made the team. I always knew that playing volleyball at such a high level was what I wanted to do.” Following successful showings in practices and scrimmages, Hughes was named to the U.S. Women’s National Training Volleyball Team travel squad that took a three-week training tour of China, leading the team to four different locations for training sessions and exhibition matches against Chinese club teams. In those matches, Hughes scored 68 points as the primary opposite hitter, tallying 60 kills, four blocks and four aces as Team USA won five of eight matches with a young squad. Hughes continued to make headlines as a part of the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball squad, this time earning a spot to play in the Pan American Cup from May 30 to June 7 at Mexicali and Tijuana, Mexico. The Pan THE HEART OF A LION

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Photo Courtesy of USA Volleyball

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LMU HISTORY LMU All-Americans Kerry House

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Outside Hitter 1993-1996 Blankinship led LMU to three WCC championships and NCAA postseason appearances. Following her senior campaign, she was named to the Volleyball Magazine All-America third-team and became the third athlete in program history to earn such an honor. In 1996, Blankinship was also named WCC Co-Player of the Year after garnering Defensive Player of the Year accolades as a junior. Blankinship was honored as the LMU Female Athlete of the Year upon graduation in 1996. She was posthumously inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Kim Blankinship

Outside Hitter 1989-1990 A 2003 LMU Hall of Fame honoree, House proved to be one of LMU’s great athletes in two seasons with the Lions. A two-time All-WCC first-team selection, House was the first LMU volleyball player to earn Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention accolades. She still ranks first among LMU’s all-time leaders in career dig average (4.89 dpg), season dig average (5.36 dpg - 1990), single-season attacks (1,898 - 1990) and digs (740 - 1990). Following her senior campaign, House was also honored as LMU’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Her career dig average ranks 11th all-time in the NCAA record book.

MEDIA

Kerry House

Tracy Holman

Julie Greer

Kelli Nerison

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Kim Blankinship

Setter 1994-1997 A 2005 LMU Hall of Fame honoree, Holman became the all-time career assist leader (5,362 assists, 13.24 apg) at LMU and second in WCC history. After leading LMU to its third-straight WCC title as a junior, she earned Volleyball Magazine AllAmerica honorable mention accolades. She was a four-time All-WCC first-team selection and started her career as the 1994 WCC Freshman of the Year. Holman was honored on the AVCA All-West Region second team in 1994 and the All-District VIII team in 1996. Upon graduation, she was named WCC and LMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, an honor she also earned at LMU in 1996-97.

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Middle Blocker 1992-1995 Following her senior season, LMU’s Julie Greer became the second women’s volleyball athlete to earn Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention accolades. In 1995, Greer ranked 15th in the nation in attack percentage (.388) and led the team in block average (1.15 bpg). Greer also earned All-District VIII honors and was named WCC Co-Player of the Year as a senior.

Kelli Nerison

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HISTORY

Middle Blocker 2001-2004 A breakout upperclassman career earned Nerison AVCA honorable mention All-America honors in 2003 and 2004, making her just the second Lion to receive the national distinction in back-to-back seasons. Collegiate Volleyball Update named the two-time All-WCC first-team selection one of the top five middle blockers in the nation in 2004. Also a two-time first-team AVCA All-Region pick, Nerison was a twotime WCC All-Academic pick and finished her career setting 10 new program records.

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Sarah McFarland

Sarah Noriega

Outside Hitter 1997-2000 McFarland, a three-time All-WCC first-team selection and two-time LMU Female Athlete of the Year (1999-2000, 2000-01), became the first athlete in program history to earn AVCA All-American honors in consecutive seasons (1999, 2000). In 1999, it was a second-team All-America selection, but by 2000, she was a first-team All-American. She led the nation in kills for two straight years, posting an incredible 762 kills in 2000. McFarland’s single-season kill total is tops in the LMU and WCC record books. Her 6.43 kill per game average still ranks first in NCAA history. She had a 52-kill performance at home against No.14 Ohio State on Sept. 10, 1999, a mark that came just four shy of the NCAA fivegame record of 56 kills and led her to her first of two career AVCA National Player of the Week awards. Overall, she holds five NCAA national records, the most by any one player. She was inducted into the LMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007.

Outside Hitter 1994-1997 Described by many as “one of the top players in the country” during her career at LMU, Noriega elevated standards for the future of LMU women’s volleyball in her four seasons with the Lions. In 1997, Noriega became the first LMU player to earn AVCA All-America first-team honors as well as Volleyball Magazine All-America second-team accolades. She was the WCC Player of the Year in 1997 after being named an All-WCC first-team selection for the third consecutive season. Noriega was a three-time All-District VIII honoree, LMU’s Female Athlete of the Year (1997-98), a participant at the U.S. Olympic Festival (1995), a World Games participant, and 2000 Olympian. In her final year as a Lion, Noriega was recognized as the AVCA National Player of the Week twice (Oct. 6 and Nov. 10). On November 7, 1997, Noriega set the NCAA record for most kills in a four-game match with 47 against San Diego, a mark which still stands today.

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Sarah McFarland

McFarland’s and Noriega’s NCAA Records Loyola Marymount volleyball holds more NCAA Division I individual records than any other school in the nation. Sarah McFarland and Sarah Noriega are a large part of that achievement, still holding six national records between the two of them. McFarland •Kills/game in a season: 7.78 in 2000 •Kills/game in a career: 6.43 from 1997-2000 •Attempts/game in a season: 17.04 in 2000 •Attempts/game in a career: 14.03 from 1997-2000 •Attempts in a 4-gm match: 111 vs. Notre Dame on 9/21/00

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Noriega •Kills in a 4-gm match: 47 vs. San Diego on 11/7/97

McFarland’s Career Statistics YR 1997 1998 1999 2000 TOTAL

MP 13 26 31 29 99

GP 23 91 102 98 314

Att K 73 28 1020 480 1642 750 1670 762 4478 2020

E 15 159 269 229 672

% AST .178 2 .315 37 .293 23 .319 25 .301 87

SA SE 0 0 31 64 31 63 18 42 80 169

RE 0 4 8 19 31

DIG 9 207 276 327 819

BS 0 4 12 10 26

BA 3 52 48 44 147

TB 3 56 60 54 173

BE 4 12 13 13 42

% AST SA SE -.132 3 2 6 .328 36 25 48 .330 50 49 65 .318 30 39 46 .319 119 115 165

RE 0 1 2 1 4

DIG 15 111 170 183 479

BS 1 14 23 8 46

BA 5 78 83 86 252

TB 6 92 106 94 298

BE 0 7 11 4 22

Noriega’s Career Statistics YR 1994 1995 1996 1997 TOTAL

MP 10 29 29 26 94

GP 17 98 103 89 157

Att K 38 10 699 326 1010 496 1272 614 3019 1446

E 15 97 163 209 484

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Tracy Holman

14 Sarah McFarland

16 Sarah Noriega

An All-WCC first-team selection for three straight seasons, Kimball also received Academic All-District VIII honors for her achievements on the court and in the classroom. She is just the fifth LMU volleyball player to receive the first-team honor three consecutive seasons, and the fourth Lion to surpass both the 1,000 kill and the 1,000 dig milestone in her career.

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HISTORY

Noriega became just the fifth volleyball player in LMU history to have her number retired on October 13, 2007. She was an AVCA first-team All-American, a Volleyball Magazine All-American, a three-time All-West Coast Conference first-team selection and the 1997 WCC Player of the Year. She was also a three-time All-District VIII honoree and was LMU’s Female Athlete of the Year for the 1997-98 school year. Noriega was a member of three WCC Championship teams with the Lions, and still pervades the LMU career record books, placing in the top-10 of 14 career and season statistical categories. She also still holds the NCAA record for kills in a four-game match, when she recorded 47 kills on November 7, 1997, against San Diego.

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McFarland was LMU’s first two-time All-American, while also being named the school’s Female Athlete of the Year twice. She was a three-time first-team All-WCC and AVCA All-Region selection. She led the nation in kills for two straight years, posting an incredible 762 kills in 2000. McFarland’s single-season kill total is tops in the LMU and WCC record books.

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Holman set the all-time career LMU assists record with 5,362. After leading the Lions to their third-straight WCC title as a junior, Holman garnered Volleyball Magazine All-American honorable mention accolades. She was a four-time All-WCC first-team selection and 1994 WCC Freshman of the Year. She was the WCC and LMU Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1998, an honor she also earned at LMU in 1997.

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Mardell Wrensch

Wrensch was a WCC first-team selection for three straight seasons, earning WCC ScholarAthlete honors all four years. She was also voted team MVP twice and named the LMU Student-Athlete of the Year as a junior. She ranks among LMU’s top-10 in 10 career and season statistical categories.

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LMU HISTORY Yearly Statistical Leaders

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Year Kills

2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985

Digs

Hughes (540) Leonard (426) Hughes (462) Hughes (370) Hughes (370) Reneau (443) Nerison (321) Look (368) Kimball (509) Kimball (422) Gallup (451) Gallup (300) Gallup (433) L. Gustorf (296) McFarland (762) McFarland (327) McFarland (750) Hecker (285) McFarland (480) Weglarz (283) Noriega (617) Weglarz (332) Noriega (496) Weglarz (333) Noriega (326) Blankinship (282) Blankinship (349) Blankinship (302) Radcliffe (314) Blankinship (265) Bragado (373) Ortgiesen (402) Eberhart (409) Doolittle (467) House (577) House (740) House (280) House (385) Wohoford (595) Wohoford (347) Wohoford (347) Miller (284) Wohoford (276) Wohoford (226) Wohoford (256) Wohoford (180)

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Year-by-Year Results

1980 1981 Results Unavailable

1982

9/3 9/7 9/9 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/11 9/14 9/16 9/17 9/21 9/24 9/24 9/24 9/24 9/25 9/25 9/25 9/25 9/28 10/1 10/2 10/5

BA

37-12-1 H: 15-2 A: 4-5 N: 18-5-1 Head Coach Nancy Fortner Pepperdine H UC Irvine H Cal Poly SLO A Saint Mary’s (1) N Humboldt State (1) N Nevada (1) N Portland State (1) N Boise State (1) N Portland State (1) N Cal State Northridge (1) N UC Riverside H UC Santa Barbara H CS Bakersfield A Univ. of LaVerne A Redlands (2) N Northern Arizona (2) N Chapman (2) N CS Bakersfield (2) N San Francisco State (2) N Sacramento State (2) N UC San Diego (2) N CS Northridge (2) N Cal Poly Pomona A CS Northridge A UC San Diego H CS Fullerton H

SA

E. Day (20) E. Day (68) Horton (1,318) E. Day (36) Day/Motton (20) Krone (46) Dutro (1,104) Hughes (56) DeBernardi (33) DeBernardi (99) Walsh (995) Hughes (28) Nerison (42) Nerison (136) Oehlman (1,259) Hughes (42) Nerison (48) Nerison/Newsome (120) Oehlman (1,408) Oehlman (42) Newsome (40) Newsome (104) Ridley (576) Gallup (26) DeBernardi (24) Kimball (47) Oehlman (1,081) L. Gustorf (34) Newsome (31) Newsome (100) Oehlman (1,287) Oehlman (30) A. Gustorf (25) A. Gustorf (69) Hecker (1,387) McFarland (31) A. Gustorf (18) Boller (83) Hecker (880) McFarland/Weglarz (31) L. Day (13) Noriega (86) Holman (1,238) Weglarz (50) Meith (25) Meith (109) Holman (1,432) Noriega (49) Greer (21) Wrensch (93) Holman (1,306) Blankinship (66) Wrensch (38) Wrensch (63) Holman (1,386) Radcliffe (31) Greer/Wrensch (35) Wrensch (87) Ortgiesen (1147) Radcliffe (36) Greer (33) Bragado (77) Ortgiesen (1,776) Moeller (41) Bragado (19) Trapp (92) Ortgiesen (1,397) Eberhart (39) Bragado/Trapp (15) Trapp (97) Irwin (1,600) Doolittle (37) Trapp (20) Bragado (47) Irwin (661) Bragado (29) Moon (37) Moon (60) Khalaf (613) Khalaf (47) Petrissans (31) Petrissans (48) Khalaf (850) Rodman (53) Rodman/Petrissans (21) Petrissans (51) Fort (998) Rodman (33) Fort (798)

W, 2-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 W, 2-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 T, 1-1 W, 2-0 L, 1-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0

10/7 CS Dominguez Hills H W, 3-0 10/8 US International A W, 3-1 10/12 Pepperdine A L, 1-3 10/15 San Diego H W, 3-0 10/16 UC San Diego H W, 3-1 10/19 Azusa Pacific H W, 3-0 10/20 UC Irvine A L, 1-3 10/22 Biola H W, 3-1 10/27 CS Bakersfield H W, 3-1 10/29 US International H W, 3-0 10/30 Cal State Los Angeles H W, 3-0 11/4 Nevada-Reno H W, 3-1 11/5 San Diego A W, 3-0 11/6 CS Northridge H W, 3-0 11/10 Chapman H W, 3-0 11/12 Northern Arizona (3) N W, 2-0 11/12 US International (3) N W, 2-0 11/12 CS Dominguez Hills (3) N W, 2-0 11/13 UC Davis (3) N W, 2-0 11/13 Sacramento State (3) N W, 2-0 11/13 LaVerne (3) N W, 2-0 11/16 UC Santa Barbara N L, 1-3 11/20 Cal Poly SLO N L, 0-3 11/23 CS Dominguez Hills N W, 3-0 (1) Western Invitational Tourn., Davis, CA (2) LaVerne Tournament, LaVerne, CA (3) UCAL STATED Tourn., San Diego, CA

1983

9/2 9/8 9/8 9/9

18-22 H: 5-10 A: 11-8 N: 1-3 Head Coach Nancy Fortner CS Northridge H L, 1-3 Idaho (1) H W, 3-2 Santa Clara (1) H L, 1-3 UC Santa Barbara (1) H L, 0-3

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Hit %

Stehling (.322) Krone (.289) Houseman (.356) Nerison (.349) Nerison (.376) Newsome (.314) DeBernardi (.314) A. Gustorf (.355) L. Day (.330) Boller (.327) L. Day (.320) Noriega (.330) Wrensch (.422) Wrensch (.356) Wrensch (.331) Bragado (320) Trapp (.232) Trapp (.210) House (.193) Wohoford (.202) Petrissans (.277) Petrissans (.327) Khalaf (.244

9/9 Pepperdine (1) H 9/10 Utah H 9/14 UCLA A 9/15 UC Santa Barbara H 9/16 Utah (2) N 9/16 Memphis State (2) N 9/17 UCLA (2) N 9/17 CS Fullerton (2) A 9/17 CS Northridge (2) N 9/20 CS Northridge A 9/22 Pepperdine A 9/23 Arizona State H 9/27 San Diego A 9/30 Fresno State A 10/1 CS Fullerton A 10/4 UC Irvine H 10/10 Indiana A 10/11 Kentucky H 10/12 Moorhead State A 10/13 Louisville A 10/14 Cincinnati A 10/16 Illinois State A 10/21 Cal Poly SLO H 10/22 Fresno State H 10/26 US International A 10/28 Cal Poly SLO A 11/1 San Diego H 11/3 New Mexico H 11/5 UC Irvine A 11/7 US International H 11/8 Pepperdine H 11/11 UC Santa Barbara A 11/14 Santa Clara A 11/15 San Jose State A 11/18 UC San Diego A (1) LMU Volleyball Classic (2) Titan Tournament, Fullerton, CA

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W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-1 L, 0-2 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 N/A W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1


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OPPONENTS

W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-2 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0

HISTORY

9/5 9/9 9/12 9/16 9/19 9/19 9/19 9/20 9/20 9/20 9/25 9/26 9/27 9/30 10/1 10/10 10/10 10/11 10/11 10/17 10/18

24-8, 10-2 WCC H: 9-2 A: 10-2 N: 5-4 Head Coach Nancy Fortner CS Fullerton A CS Northridge A Fresno State A UC Riverside H San Diego State (1) N Fresno State (1) N Eastern Michigan (1) N US International (1) N Santa Clara (1) N San Diego State (1) N Saint Mary’s A Santa Clara * A San Francisco * A Pepperdine * H Cal Poly Pomona A Northern Arizona (2) A Arizona State (2) N New Mexico (2) N Baylor (2) N Saint Mary’s H Nevada * H

17-17, 10-4 WCC H: 7-6 A: 5-6 N: 5-5 Head Coach George Yamashita 9/4 Colorado State H L, 0-3 9/5 UC Santa Barbara H L, 1-3 9/11 Utah State (1) N L, 1-2 9/11 Northern Arizona (1) N W, 2-0 9/11 CS Fullerton (1) A L, 0-2 9/12 Hofstra (1) N W, 2-1 9/12 Northern Arizona (1) N W, 2-0 9/12 SW Texas State (1) N W, 2-1 9/15 CS Fullerton H W, 3-0 9/25 Nebraska (2) A L, 0-3 9/26 Illinois (2) N L, 0-3 9/26 Tennessee (2) N W, 3-1 9/30 Long Beach State H L, 1-3 10/2 Gonzaga * A W, 3-1 10/3 Portland * A L, 2-3 10/6 Pepperdine * A L, 1-3 10/9 UCLA (3) N L, 0-3 10/10 Fresno State (3) N L, 0-3 10/10 UC Santa Barbara (3) N L, 1-3 10/13 US International H L, 1-3 10/16 San Francisco * H W, 3-2 10/17 Santa Clara * H W, 3-1 10/20 Pepperdine * H L, 2-3 10/30 Santa Clara * A W, 3-2 10/31 San Francisco * A L, 2-3 11/5 Gonzaga * H W, 3-0 11/6 Portland * H W, 3-0 11/13 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-0 11/14 San Diego * A W, 3-0 11/17 Long Beach State A W, 3-2 11/20 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 11/21 San Diego * H W, 3-0 11/23 UC Santa Barbara A L, 0-3 11/24 Fresno State H L, 0-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) Titan Tournament, Fullerton, CA (2) Nebraska Tournament Lincoln, NE (3) Nat. Invitational Tourn., Los Angeles, CA

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1986

1987

UNIVERSITY

Dana Bragado

W, 3-1 W, 2-0 W, 2-0 W, 2-1 L, 1-2 W, 2-0 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-2 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2

10/24 US International * A W, 3-2 10/25 San Diego * A W, 3-0 10/31 San Francisco * H W, 3-0 11/1 Santa Clara * H W, 3-1 11/4 Pepperdine * A W, 3-2 11/14 Nevada * A L, 1-3 11/15 Northern Arizona H W, 3-1 11/21 San Diego * H W, 3-0 11/22 US International * H W, 3-2 12/4 UCLA (3) A W, 3-2 12/11 Stanford (4) N L, 0-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) Titan Tournament, Fullerton, CA (2) NAU Tournament, Flagstaff, AZ (3) NCAA First Round, Los Angeles, CA (4) NCAA Second Round, Provo, UT

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15-14, 8-4 WCC H: 6-6 A: 5-4 N: 4-4 Head Coach Nancy Fortner 9/4 Fresno State A 9/6 Portland (1) N 9/6 Oregon State (1) N 9/7 Weber State (1) N 9/7 Weber State (1) N 9/13 Fresno State (2) N 9/13 USC (2) N 9/14 Portland (2) N 9/14 Santa Clara (2) N 9/18 UC Riverside A 9/20 CS Northridge H 9/24 Cal Poly Pomona H 9/28 San Francisco * H 9/29 Santa Clara * H 10/1 Pepperdine * A 10/4 Arizona H 10/12 Northern Arizona H 10/19 Nevada * A 10/25 US International * H 10/26 San Diego * H 11/1 San Francisco * A 11/2 Santa Clara * A 11/5 Pepperdine * H 11/6 Long Beach State A 11/13 UC Irvine H 11/15 Nevada * H 11/20 Long Beach State H 11/22 San Diego * A 11/23 US International * A * West Coast Conference match (1) UC Davis Tournament, Davis, CA (2) Titan Tournament, Fullerton, CA

OUTLOOK

1985

10-26 H: 6-10 A: 2-12 N: 2-4 Head Coach Nancy Fortner 8/31 San Diego State A L, 0-3 9/4 CS Northridge A L, 1-3 9/6 EWU (1) H W, 3-0 9/6 San Diego State (1) H L, 0-3 9/7 CS Fullerton (1) H W, 3-1 9/7 Fresno State (1) H L, 2-3 9/8 Santa Clara (1) H W, 3-1 9/11 Cal Poly SLO H L, 0-3 9/14 Pepperdine (2) N L, 0-2 9/14 Western Michigan (2) N W, 2-0 9/15 UC Irvine (2) N W, 2-1 9/15 Pepperdine (2) N L, 0-2 9/18 UCLA H L, 0-3 9/20 Pepperdine A L, 0-3 9/25 San Diego A L, 0-3 9/28 Long Beach State A L, 0-3 10/2 Pepperdine H L, 0-3 10/3 US International A L, 1-3 10/9 CS Fullerton H W, 3-2 10/10 Fresno State A L, 0-3 10/13 CS Northridge H L, 0-3 10/16 Fresno State H L, 1-3 10/18 Weber State A L, 1-3 10/20 Idaho State A W, 3-1 10/24 UC Irvine A W, 3-2 10/26 Cal Poly SLO (3) N L, 0-3 10/26 UC Santa Barbara (3) A L, 0-3 10/27 Nebraska (3) N L, 0-3 11/1 Colorado State H L, 1-3 11/2 Houston H W, 3-2 11/6 San Diego H W, 3-1 11/9 Santa Clara A L, 1-3 11/10 San Jose State A L, 0-3 11/14 UC Irvine H L, 1-3 11/16 Cal Poly SLO A L, 0-3 11/20 US International H L, 2-3 (1) LMU Volleyball Classic (2) Titan Tournament, Fullerton, CA (3) UCSB Invitational, Santa Barbara, CA

MEDIA

1984

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OPPONENTS

HISTORY

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MEDIA

1988

60

9-22, 4-10 WCC H: 4-8 A: 2-13 N: 3-1 Head Coach George Yamashita 9/6 CS Northridge A L, 0-3 9/9 Utah State (1) N W, 3-1 9/10 Baylor (1) N L, 2-3 9/10 UC Irvine (1) A L, 1-3 9/13 Long Beach State H L, 0-3 9/17 CS Fullerton A L, 1-3 9/20 UC Santa Barbara H L, 0-3 9/23 George Washington (2) N W, 3-2 9/24 Northern Iowa (2) N W, 3-2 9/24 Georgetown (2) A W, 3-2 9/29 San Diego * H W, 3-2 9/30 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-2 10/6 Pepperdine * H L, 0-3 10/8 Fresno State A L, 0-3 10/11 San Diego State H L, 0-3 10/15 San Diego * A L, 2-3 10/18 Long Beach State A L, 1-3 10/21 Santa Clara * H L, 2-3 10/22 San Francisco * H L, 2-3 10/27 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-2 10/28 Santa Clara * A L, 2-3 10/29 San Francisco * A L, 1-3 11/3 Portland * H L, 2-3 11/4 Gonzaga * H W, 3-1 11/6 UC Santa Barbara A L, 0-3 11/10 Pepperdine * A L, 0-3 11/15 US International H W, 3-2 11/17 Portland * A L, 1-3 11/19 Gonzaga * A L, 1-3 11/22 San Diego State A L, 0-3 11/23 CS Northridge H L, 1-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) UC Irvine Tournament, Irvine, CA (2) Georgetown Invit., Washington D.C.

1989

9/1 9/2 9/8 9/8 9/9 9/13 9/14 9/19 9/28 9/29 9/30 10/5 10/6 10/12 10/13 10/18 10/20 10/21 11/1

8-19, 7-7 WCC H: 4-8 A: 4-9 N: 0-2 Head Coach Mike Normand UCLA H CS Fullerton A Boise State (1) N Oregon (1) A Wyoming (1) N UC Santa Barbara H San Diego State H Long Beach State H San Francisco * A Santa Clara * A Saint Mary’s * A Saint Mary’s * H San Diego * H Pepperdine * A San Diego * A Long Beach State A Santa Clara * H San Francisco * H CS Fullerton H

L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1

11/3 Gonzaga * H 11/4 Portland * H 11/7 UC Irvine A 11/10 Gonzaga * A 11/11 Portland * A 11/12 Portland State A 11/18 Pepperdine * H 11/21 UC Santa Barbara A * West Coast Conference Match (1) Oregon Invitational, Eugene, OR

L, 2-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3

1990 21-16, 10-4 WCC H: 8-5 A: 7-6 N: 6-5 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/1 Murray State H W, 3-2 9/4 UC Santa Barbara H L, 1-3 9/6 Long Beach State (1) N W, 3-2 9/6 Wisconsin (1) N L, 1-3 9/7 Northern Arizona (1) N W, 3-0 9/7 Oregon State (1) N L, 0-3 9/8 CS Northridge (1) N L, 0-3 9/11 UC Irvine H W, 3-2 9/14 Long Beach State A L, 1-3 9/18 CS Bakersfield H L, 2-3 9/21 Colorado (2) A L, 0-3 9/22 Florida State (2) N W, 3-2 9/22 Wyoming (2) N L, 1-3 9/25 CS Fullerton A W, 3-1 9/26 UCLA H L, 0-3 9/28 US International A W, 3-0 9/29 San Diego * A W, 3-0 10/5 San Francisco * H W, 3-1 10/6 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 10/9 San Diego State A L, 0-3 10/12 Portland * A W, 3-1 10/13 Gonzaga * A L, 2-3 10/19 San Diego * H W, 3-0 10/20 Santa Clara * H W, 3-2 10/25 Portland * H W, 3-2 10/26 Gonzaga * H L, 0-3 10/30 CS Fullerton H W, 3-1 11/3 Pepperdine * H L, 1-3 11/6 UC Santa Barbara A L, 1-3 11/10 Pepperdine * A L, 0-3 11/15 Santa Clara * A W, 3-1 11/16 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-0 11/17 San Francisco * A W, 3-1 11/29 Dayton (3) N W, 3-0 11/29 Memphis State (3) N W, 3-0 11/30 Arizona State (3) N W, 3-2 11/30 William & Mary (3) N L, 2-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) JMN Premiere, Fullerton, CA (2) Coors Light Invitational, Boulder, CO (3) NIVC Tournament, Knoxville, TN

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1991 17-12, 8-6 WCC H: 6-3 A: 5-6 N: 6-3 Head Coach Steve Stratos 8/30 Indiana (1) N 8/30 Washington State (1) A 8/31 Rice (1) N 8/31 Central Michigan (1) N 9/4 USC (2) N 9/6 Long Beach State A 9/7 New Mexico (3) N 9/13 Florida State (4) N 9/14 Idaho (4) N 9/14 UC Irvine (4) A 9/17 San Diego State H 9/20 North Carolina (5) N 9/21 Syracuse (5) N 9/24 CS Northridge H 9/27 Santa Clara * H 9/28 San Diego * H 10/3 Gonzaga * H 10/4 Portland * H 10/10 Saint Mary’s * A 10/11 San Francisco * A 10/12 Santa Clara * A 10/19 Pepperdine * A 10/26 Pepperdine * H 11/1 Gonzaga * A 11/2 Portland * A 11/8 Saint Mary’s * H 11/9 San Francisco * H 11/15 San Diego * A 11/19 CS Northridge A * West Coast Conference Match (1) WSU Tournament, Pullman, WA

W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1

(2) at Golden West JC, Huntington Beach, CA

(3) at Long Beach State, Long Beach, CA (4) Anteater Invitational, Irvine, CA (5) Buckeye Classic, Columbus, OH Kristen Gallup

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24-5, 14-0 WCC H: 12-2 A: 8-3 N: 4-0 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/1 New Mexico (1) A L, 1-3 9/2 Kansas (1) N W, 3-0 9/2 Northern Iowa (1) N W, 3-0 9/8 Hawai‘i (2) A L, 1-3 9/9 Iowa (2) N W, 3-0 9/9 Idaho State (2) N W, 3-1 9/15 Baylor (3) H W, 3-0 9/16 Sacramento State (3) H W, 3-1 9/16 Pittsburgh (3) H W, 3-0 9/19 UC Santa Barbara A W, 3-2 9/26 San Diego State H L, 2-3 9/29 Portland * A W, 3-0 9/30 Gonzaga * A W, 3-0 10/7 Pepperdine * A W, 3-2 10/13 Santa Clara * H W, 3-0 10/14 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 10/20 San Diego * A W, 3-0 10/21 San Francisco * A W, 3-0 10/27 Gonzaga * H W, 3-0 10/28 Portland * H W, 3-0 11/1 Long Beach State A L, 0-3 11/4 Pepperdine * H W, 3-0 11/10 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-0 11/11 Santa Clara * A W, 3-0 11/17 San Francisco * H W, 3-0 11/18 San Diego * H W, 3-0 11/21 Colorado State H W, 3-0 11/25 Grambling State (4) H W, 3-0 11/29 Oral Roberts (5) H L, 2-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) New Mexico/Jones Intercable Classic, Albuquerque, NM (2) Hawaii/Aston Imua Wahine Classic, Honolulu

(3) LMU/Red Lion Hotel/Daily Breeze Classic (4) NCAA Play-In Match, Los Angeles, CA (5) NCAA First Round, Los Angeles, CA

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OPPONENTS

L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 W, 3-1

1995

HISTORY

H N N N N A H H A N H A A H H A A H H

(5) NCAA Tourn. First Round, Tucson, AZ

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19-10, 12-2 WCC H: 10-3 A: 5-5 N: 4-2 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/1 Long Beach State 9/3 USC (1) 9/9 UC Irvine (2) 9/9 South Florida (2) 9/10 Long Beach State (2) 9/10 UC Santa Barbara (2) 9/16 San Diego State (3) 9/17 Colorado State (3) 9/23 Notre Dame (4) 9/24 Rice (4) 9/27 CS Fullerton 9/30 Santa Clara * 10/1 Saint Mary’s * 10/7 Portland * 10/8 Gonzaga * 10/14 Portland * 10/15 Gonzaga * 10/18 UC Santa Barbara 10/21 San Francisco *

(4) Notre Dame Golden Dome Invite, South Bend

UNIVERSITY

Deanna Doolittle

1994

10/22 San Diego * H W, 3-1 10/27 San Diego * A W, 3-0 10/29 Pepperdine * A L, 2-3 11/1 CS Northridge H W, 3-0 11/4 San Francisco * A L, 1-3 11/8 San Diego State A L, 0-3 11/12 Pepperdine * H W, 3-1 11/18 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 11/19 Santa Clara * H W, 3-1 11/30 Arizona (5) N L, 1-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) at Long Beach State, Long Beach, CA (2) UCSB Classic, Santa Barbara, CA (3) LMU/Red Lion Hotel Invite, Los Angeles

2008 LIONS

23-7, 11-3 WCC H: 8-3 A: 10-3 N: 5-1 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/1 USC H L, 0-3 9/3 Oregon (1) N W, 3-0 9/4 Wichita State (1) N W, 3-0 9/4 UC Irvine (1) A W, 3-1 9/7 CS Northridge H L, 2-3 9/10 Southern Mississippi (2) N W, 3-0 9/11 Florida State (2) N L, 1-3 9/11 Louisiana State (2) A W, 3-0 9/17 Boise State (3) N W, 3-0 9/18 Iowa (3) N W, 3-0 9/18 Cal Poly SLO (3) A W, 3-0 9/21 San Diego State H W, 3-0 9/24 CS Northridge A W, 3-1 9/28 UC Santa Barbara A L, 2-3 10/1 Gonzaga * H W, 3-0 10/2 Portland * H W, 3-0 10/8 San Francisco * A W, 3-0 10/9 Santa Clara * A L, 2-3 10/15 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 10/16 San Diego * H W, 3-0 10/17 Davidson H W, 3-0 10/21 Pepperdine * H W, 3-2 10/23 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-1 10/29 San Diego * A L, 2-3 11/1 CS Fullerton A W, 3-1 11/6 Pepperdine * A W, 3-2 11/12 Santa Clara * H L, 0-3 11/13 San Francisco * H W, 3-0 11/19 Gonzaga * A W, 3-0 11/20 Portland * A W, 3-0 * West Coast Conference Match (1) UCI Anteater Invitational, Irvine, CA (2) LSU Tiger Classic, Baton Rouge, LA (3) Cal Poly SLO Tourn., San Luis Obispo, CA

OUTLOOK

1993

22-13, 10-4 WCC H: 10-5 A: 5-5 N: 7-3 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/2 Stanford H L, 0-3 9/4 Mississippi (1) N W, 3-0 9/5 Sam Houston State (1) N W, 3-1 9/5 Colorado State (1) A W, 3-1 9/8 CS Fullerton H W, 3-1 9/11 Moorhead State (2) N W, 3-0 9/11 San Jose State (2) N L, 1-3 9/12 Santa Clara (2) N W, 3-0 9/12 Montana (2) N L, 0-3 9/18 UC Santa Barbara H L, 0-3 9/23 USC A L, 0-3 9/25 San Diego State A L, 0-3 9/29 Cal Poly SLO H W, 3-1 10/2 Gonzaga * A W, 3-1 10/3 Portland * A W, 3-0 10/7 CS Northridge H L, 1-3 10/10 San Diego * A W, 3-0 10/11 William & Mary H W, 3-1 10/16 San Francisco * H W, 3-1 10/17 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 10/22 Providence H W, 3-0 10/24 Pepperdine * H W, 3-0 10/31 Pepperdine * A L, 0-3 11/6 Portland * H W, 3-0 11/8 Gonzaga * H L, 0-3 11/10 UC Irvine H L, 2-3 11/13 San Diego * H W, 3-1 11/14 Santa Clara * H W, 3-1 11/19 Saint Mary’s * A L, 2-3 11/20 Santa Clara * A L, 2-3 11/21 San Francisco * A W, 3-0 12/4 Northern Illinois (3) N L, 2-3 12/4 SW Missouri State (3) N W, 3-1 12/5 Murray State (3) N W, 3-0 12/5 George Washington (3) N W, 3-1 * West Coast Conference Match (1) Colorado State Tourn., Fort Collins, CO (2) UCSB Gaucho Classic, Santa Barbara, CA (3) NIVC Tournament, Kansas City, MO

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1992

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LMU HISTORY 1996

1997

26-3, 14-0 WCC H: 13-1 A: 9-0 N: 4-2 Head Coach Steve Stratos 8/30 Texas A&M (1) N 8/31 Auburn (1) N 9/1 Colorado State (1) A 9/6 New Mexico (2) H 9/7 Drake (2) H 9/7 Louisiana State (2) H 9/13 San Diego State (3) N 9/13 CS Northridge (3) N 9/14 Arizona (3) A 9/18 UC Santa Barbara H 9/21 UC Irvine H 9/25 Long Beach State H 10/4 Portland * H 10/5 Gonzaga * H 10/12 Pepperdine * H 10/13 William & Mary H 10/18 Santa Clara * A 10/19 Saint Mary’s * A 10/25 San Diego * H 10/26 San Francisco * H 11/1 Gonzaga * A 11/2 Portland * A 11/9 Pepperdine * A 11/15 Saint Mary’s * H 11/16 Santa Clara * H 11/22 San Francisco * A 11/23 San Diego * A 12/8 UC Santa Barbara (4) N 12/13 Washington State (5) N * West Coast Conference Match

22-7, 11-3 WCC H: 8-3 A: 7-3 N: 7-1 Head Coach Steve Stratos 8/29 UC Irvine (1) N W, 3-0 8/30 Fresno State (1) N W, 3-0 8/30 Tulane (1) N W, 3-0 9/5 Duke (2) H W, 3-0 9/6 Massachusetts (2) H W, 3-0 9/6 UC Santa Barbara (2) H L, 1-3 9/12 Arizona State (3) N W, 3-0 9/12 Portland State (3) N W, 3-0 9/13 Michigan State (3) N L, 0-3 9/13 South Florida (3) N W, 3-1 9/19 Hawaii A L, 1-3 9/20 Hawaii A W, 3-2 9/30 San Diego State H W, 3-1 10/3 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-0 10/4 Santa Clara * A W, 3-1 10/10 San Francisco * H W, 3-0 10/11 San Diego * H L, 0-3 10/17 Portland * A W, 3-0 10/18 Gonzaga * A W, 3-0 10/25 Pepperdine * A L, 1-3 10/31 Santa Clara * H W, 3-1 11/1 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-1 11/7 San Diego * A W, 3-1 11/8 San Francisco * A W, 3-0 11/14 Gonzaga * H W, 3-0 11/15 Portland * H W, 3-0 11/22 Pepperdine * H L, 1-3 12/5 Hawaii (4) N W, 3-0 12/6 Long Beach State (4) A L, 0-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) Paul Mitchell Classic, Malibu, CA (2) LMU•Furama Hotel Volleyball Classic (3) Judy Bellemo Classic, Santa Barbara (4) NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds, Long Beach

L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 1-3

(1) CSU/University Park Holiday Inn Classic, Fort Collins, CO

OPPONENTS

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(2) LMU/Airport Marina Hotel Classic (3) Arizona/Doubletree Invit., Tucson, AZ

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(4) NCAA Tourn. 1st and 2nd Round, Los Angeles, CA

(5) NCAA Pacific Regional Semifinal, Stanford, CA

Tiana Newsome

1998 18-8, 9-5 WCC H: 10-1 A: 5-6 N: 3-1 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/4 George Washington (1) 9/4 UConn (1) 9/5 Arizona State (1) 9/11 Villanova (2) 9/12 James Madison (2) 9/12 Colorado State (2) 9/15 UC Irvine 9/18 Nebraska (3) 9/19 Florida (3) 9/19 Wyoming (3) 9/23 San Diego State 9/29 UC Santa Barbara 10/2 Saint Mary’s * 10/3 Santa Clara * 10/9 San Francisco * 10/10 San Diego * 10/16 Portland * 10/17 Gonzaga * 10/24 Pepperdine *

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N N A H H H H A N N A A H H A A H H H

W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2

10/30 Santa Clara * A L, 2-3 10/31 Saint Mary’s * A L, 2-3 11/6 San Diego * H L, 2-3 11/7 San Francisco * H W, 3-0 11/13 Gonzaga * A W, 3-1 11/14 Portland * A W, 3-0 11/21 Pepperdine * A L, 3-1 * West Coast Conference Match (1) Arizona State Tournament, Tempe, AZ (2) LMU•Furama Hotel Volleyball Classic (3) First Bank Tournament, Lincoln, NE

1999 20-11, 9-5 WCC H: 9-5 A: 6-6 N: 5-0 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/1 San Diego State H 9/3 Southeast Missouri (1) N 9/4 George Washington (1) N 9/5 Colorado State (1) A 9/10 Ohio State (2) H 9/11 BYU (2) H 9/11 Houston (2) H 9/17 New Mexico (3) A 9/18 Texas Tech (3) N 9/18 Texas El-Paso (3) N 9/20 Brown H 9/24 Hawaii A 9/25 Hawaii A 10/1 San Diego * A 10/2 Saint Mary’s * A 10/9 Pepperdine * A 10/11 William & Mary H 10/15 Gonzaga * H 10/16 Portland * H 10/19 UC Santa Barbara H 10/22 San Francisco * A 10/23 Santa Clara * A 10/29 Saint Mary’s * H 10/30 San Diego * H 11/6 Pepperdine * H 11/12 Portland * A 11/13 Gonzaga * A 11/19 Santa Clara * H 11/20 San Francisco * H 12/2 Southeast Missouri (4) N 12/3 UC Santa Barbara (4) A * West Coast Conference Match

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 1-3

(1) Univ. Park Holiday Inn Classic, Ft. Collins, CO

(2) LMU/Furama Hotel Volleyball Classic (3) UNM Dominos Pizza Classic, Albuquerque

(4) NCAA 1st and 2nd Round, Santa Barbara

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LMU HISTORY

(1) Phoenix Airport Hilton/Sun Devil Challenge, Tempe, AZ

Nicole Oehlman

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 (2) LMU Four Points Sheraton Volleyball Classic, Los Angeles W, 3-0 (3) Cougar Mania Tournament,Pullman, WA W, 3-2 (4) USD Tournament, San Diego, CA W, 3-0 (5) NCAA 1st and 2nd Rounds, Los Angeles W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 L, 2-3

THE HEART OF A LION

OPPONENTS

H H H H H H N N A H H A H H A H A A H H A A A H H

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3

HISTORY

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15-12, 6-8 WCC H: 11-4 A: 3-7 N: 1-1 Head Coach Steve Stratos 8/30 Bradley (1) 8/31 Oklahoma (1) 8/31 Duke (1) 9/6 Notre Dame (2) 9/7 Saint Louis (2) 9/7 Colorado (2) 9/13 Boston College (3) 9/14 Indiana (3) 9/14 Maryland (3) 9/18 CS Fullerton 9/21 Idaho St. 9/25 San Diego State 10/4 Portland * 10/5 Gonzaga * 10/8 UC Santa Barbara 10/12 Pepperdine * 10/18 Santa Clara * 10/19 San Francisco * 10/25 San Diego * 10/26 Saint Mary’s * 11/1 Gonzaga * 11/2 Portland * 11/9 Pepperdine * 11/15 San Francisco * 11/16 Santa Clara *

26-7, 10-4 WCC H: 14-1 A: 6-6 N: 6-0 Head Coach Steve Stratos 8/29 UNLV (1) H 8/30 West Virginia (1) H 8/30 Sac State (1) H 9/02 UCSB H 9/05 Northeastern (2) H 9/06 Colorado (2) H 9/06 EWU (2) H 9/09 Cal State Fullerton A 9/12 New Mexico (3) N 9/13 Saint Louis (3) N 9/13 Washington State (3) A 9/18 UNLV N 9/19 Hawaii A 9/24 San Diego State H 9/26 Dayton (4) N 9/27 Fairfield(4) N 9/30 UC Riverside A 10/03 Saint Mary’s* H 10/04 San Francisco* H 10/11 Pepperdine* A 10/17 Portland* A 10/18 Gonzaga* A 10/24 Santa Clara* H 10/25 San Diego* H 10/31 San Francisco* A 11/01 Saint Mary’s* A 11/08 Pepperdine* H 11/14 Gonzaga* H 11/15 Portland* H 11/21 San Diego* A 11/22 Santa Clara * A 12/05 CS Northridge (5) N 12/06 USC(5) A * West Coast Conference Match (1)LMU Furama Invite, Los Angeles

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(2) LMU Volleyball Classic, Los Angeles (3) Hoosier Invite II, Bloomington, IN (4) Golden Dome Invit., South Bend, IN (5) NCAA First Round, Santa Barbara, CA

2002

2003

UNIVERSITY

W, 3-2 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3

11/22 Saint Mary’s * A L, 1-3 11/23 San Diego * A L, 0-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) LMU Volleyball Invite, Los Angeles (2) LMU Volleyball Classic, Los Angeles (3) Terrapin Invite, College Park, Md.

2008 LIONS

15-10, 8-6 WCC H: 7-7 A: 6-3 N: 2-0 Head Coach Steve Stratos 8/31 Oral Roberts (1) N W, 3-1 9/1 Colorado (1) A L, 0-3 9/2 Clemson (1) N W, 3-2 9/5 Cal Poly H L, 2-3 9/7 Indiana (2) H W, 3-1 9/8 New Mexico (2) H W, 3-1 9/8 Arizona State (2) H L, 1-3 9/18 San Diego State H W, 3-0 9/22 Utah H L, 1-3 9/28 Portland * A W, 3-0 9/29 Gonzaga * A W, 3-0 10/3 UC Santa Barbara H W, 3-0 10/6 Pepperdine * A L, 1-3 10/12 Santa Clara * H L, 0-3 10/13 San Francisco * H L, 2-3 10/19 San Diego * A W, 3-1 10/20 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-1 10/26 Gonzaga * H W, 3-0 10/27 Portland * H W, 3-0 10/30 Cal State Fullerton A W, 3-1 11/3 Pepperdine * H L, 0-3 11/9 San Francisco * A W, 3-0 11/10 Santa Clara * A L, 0-3 11/16 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-0 11/17 San Diego * H L, 0-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) Colorado PowerBar Invit., Boulder, CO (2) LMU Volleyball Classic, Los Angeles

OUTLOOK

2001

20-9, 10-4 WCC H: 8-2 A: 8-4 N: 4-3 Head Coach Steve Stratos 9/1 Cal Poly (1) N 9/1 San Jose State (1) N 9/2 Arizona State (1) A 9/8 Indiana State (2) H 9/9 Central Michigan (2) H 9/9 Connecticut (2) H 9/15 Indiana (3) A 9/16 Duke (3) N 9/16 Marquette (3) N 9/21 Notre Dame (4) A 9/22 Colorado State (4) N 9/23 Wyoming (4) N 9/27 San Diego State A 9/29 San Diego * H 9/30 Saint Mary’s * H 10/4 UC Santa Barbara A 10/7 Pepperdine * H 10/13 Gonzaga * A 10/14 Portland * A 10/20 San Francisco * H 10/21 Santa Clara * H 10/27 Saint Mary’s * A 10/28 San Diego * A 11/4 Pepperdine * A 11/10 Portland * H 11/11 Gonzaga * H 11/17 Santa Clara * A 11/18 San Francisco * A 11/30 Stanford (5) N * West Coast Conference Match

MEDIA

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17-12, 8-6 WCC H: 12-4 A: 5-6 N: 0-2 HEAD COACH STEVE STRATOS 9/3 Duke (1) H W, 3-1 9/4 Villanova (1) H W, 3-0 9/4 Tennessee (1) H L, 3-0 9/7 CS Fullerton H W, 3-0 9/10 Miami (2) H W, 3-0 9/11 Cincinnati (2) H W, 3-0 9/11 Washington State (2) H W, 3-1 9/14 UC Riverside H W, 3-0 9/17 North Carolina (3) A L, 2-3 9/18 Minnesota (3) N L, 0-3 9/18 Rice (3) N L, 0-3 9/21 San Diego State A W, 3-0 10/1 Saint Mary’s* A L, 1-3 10/2 San Francisco* A W, 3-1 10/5 UC Santa Barbara A W, 3-1 10/8 Pepperdine* H W, 3-1 10/15 Portland* H W, 3-0 10/16 Gonzaga* H W, 3-0 10/22 Santa Clara* A L, 1-3 10/23 San Diego* A L, 0-3 10/29 San Francisco* H W, 3-1 10/30 Saint Mary’s* H L, 1-3 11/5 Pepperdine* A L, 0-3 11/12 Gonzaga* A W, 3-0 11/13 Portland* A W, 3-1 11/19 San Diego* H L, 2-3 11/20 Santa Clara* H W, 3-1 11/23 CS Northridge H L, 2-3 12/3 UCLA (4) A L, 1-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) LMU Four Points Sheraton Classic, LA (2) LMU Furama Hotel Invite, LA (3) GlaxoSmithKline Classic, Chapel Hill (4) NCAA First Round, Los Angeles

2005 19-11, 7-7 WCC H: 8-4 A: 6-7 N: 5-0 HEAD COACH STEVE STRATOS 9/2 Northeastern (1) 9/3 Coastal Carolina (1) 9/3 Idaho (1) 9/9 Columbia (2) 9/10 Nevada (2) 9/10 Sacramento State (2) 9/13 San Diego State 9/16 Southern Methodist (3) 9/17 San Jose State (3) 9/17 Cal State Fullerton (3) 9/20 Cal State Northridge 9/23 Hawaii 9/24 Hawaii 9/30 Santa Clara* 10/1 San Diego* 10/7 Saint Mary’s* 10/8 San Francisco* 10/14 Pepperdine* 10/18 UC Irvine

H H H N N A H N N N A A A H H A A A A

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 1-3 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 0-3 L, 1-3 L, 2-3 L, 2-3 W, 3-0 L, 0-3 W, 3-0

10/21 Gonzaga* H W, 3-0 10/22 Portland* H W, 3-0 10/28 San Diego* A W, 3-2 10/29 Santa Clara* A L, 1-3 11/4 San Francisco* H W, 3-0 11/5 Saint Mary’s* H W, 3-1 11/11 Pepperdine* H L, 1-3 11/17 Portland* A L, 0-3 11/19 Gonzaga* A W, 3-1 11/22 UC Santa Barbara H L, 1-3 12/2 Utah (4) A L, 0-3 * West Coast Conference Match (1) LMU Four Points Sheraton-LAX Classic (2) Sac State Invitational Sacramento, CA (3) Fullerton Classic, Fullerton, CA (4) NCAA First Round, Salt Lake City, UT

2006 19-12, 5-9 WCC H: 12-5 A: 3-7 N: 4-0 HEAD COACH STEVE STRATOS 8/25 Utah Valley State (1) N 8/26 Northeastern (1) N 8/26 Arizona State (1) A 9/1 Tennessee (2) H 9/2 Fresno State (2) H 9/2 North Carolina (2) H 9/5 Cal State Fullerton H 9/8 UC Irvine (3) H 9/9 SMU (3) H 9/9 Nevada (3) H 9/15 Jacksonville (4) N 9/16 Florida A&M (4) N 9/16 Miami (4) A 9/20 UC Irvine H 9/26 UC Santa Barbara A 9/28 Portland * H 9/30 Gonzaga * H 10/5 Santa Clara * A 10/7 San Diego * A 10/12 Saint Mary’s * H 10/14 San Francisco * H 10/19 Pepperdine * H 10/26 Gonzaga * A 10/28 Portland * A 11/2 San Diego * H 11/4 Santa Clara * H 11/9 San Francisco * A 11/11 Saint Mary’s * A 11/16 Pepperdine * A 11/21 Cal State Northridge H 11/25 Dayton H * West Coast Conference Match

W, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 L, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-1 L, 3-2 L, 3-1 W, 3-0 L, 3-2 W, 3-1 L, 3-2 L, 3-2 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-0

2007 16-13, 8-6 WCC H: 9-4 A: 5-8 N: 2-1 HEAD COACH STEVE STRATOS 8/24 St. John’s (1) N L, 3-0 8/25 Michigan State (1) N W, 3-1 8/25 USC (1) A L, 3-0 8/31 Northwestern (2) H W, 3-0 9/1 UC Santa Barbara (2) H W, 3-0 9/1 UNLV (2) H L, 3-1 9/4 UC Irvine A W, 3-2 9/7 Tulane (3) H W, 3-1 9/8 Columbia (3) H W, 3-0 9/8 Wisconsin (3) H L, 3-2 9/13 Pacific A L, 3-1 9/14 Oregon State N W, 3-2 9/25 Cal State Fullerton A W, 3-0 9/29 Pepperdine * A L, 3-1 10/4 Portland * A W, 3-0 10/6 Gonzaga * A L, 3-1 10/11 San Francisco * H W, 3-1 10/13 San Diego * H L, 3-1 10/18 Saint Mary’s * A W, 3-0 10/20 Santa Clara * A L, 3-0 10/27 Pepperdine * H L, 3-0 11/1 Gonzaga * H W, 3-2 11/3 Portland * H W, 3-0 11/8 San Diego * A L, 3-2 11/10 San Francisco * A W, 3-1 11/15 Santa Clara * H W, 3-0 11/17 Saint Mary’s * H W, 3-1 11/20 Hawai’i A L, 3-1 11/21 Hawai’i A L, 3-0 * West Coast Conference Match (1) USC Trojan Invite (2) LMU Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic (3) LMU Hilton LAX Invitational Heather Hughes

(1) Hilton Phoenix/East Mesa Sun Devil Classic

(2) LMU-USC Hilton LAX Invitational (3) LMU Four Points Sheraton LAX Classic (4) Hurricane Invitational

THE HEART OF A LION

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OPPONENT INFORMATION


OPPONENT INFORMATION

OPPONENTS

HISTORY

2007 REVIEW

UNIVERSITY

2008 LIONS

OUTLOOK

MEDIA

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Arizona Arizona State Auburn Azusa Pacific Baylor Biola Boise State Boston Coll. Bradley Brown BYU CP Pomona Cal Poly CSBakersfld.* CS D. Hills CS Fullerton CSLA CS Northridge Central Mich. Chapman Cincinnati Clemson CCU Colorado Colorado St. Columbia Connecticut Davidson Dayton Drake Duke E. Michigan E. Washington Fairfield Florida Florida A&M Florida State Fresno State Georgetown GWU Gonzaga Grambling St. Hawai‘i Hofstra Houston Humboldt St. Idaho Idaho State Illinois Illinois State Indiana Indiana State Iowa Jacksonville

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1996 2006 1996 1982 1995 1982 1993 2002 2002 1999 1999 1986 2001 1990 1982 2007 1982 2006 2000 1982 2004 2001 2005 2003 2000 2007 2000 1993 2006 1996 2004 1986 2003 2003 1998 2006 1993 2006 1988 1999 2007 1995 2007 1987 1999 1982 2005 2002 1987 1983 2002 2000 1995 2006

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J. Madison Kansas Kentucky La Verne Long Beach St LSU Louisville Marquette Maryland UMASS Memphis St. Miami (FL) Michigan St. Minnesota Mississippi Montana Moorhead St. Murray State Nebraska Nevada Nevada-Reno New Mexico N. Carolina N. Arizona N. Illinois N. Iowa Northeastern Northwestern Notre Dame Ohio State Oklahoma Oral Roberts Oregon Oregon State Pacific Pepperdine Pittsburgh Portland Portland St. Providence Redlands Rice Sac State Saint John’s Saint Louis Saint Mary’s S.Houston St. San Diego San Diego St. San Francisco SFSU San Jose St. Santa Clara South Florida

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S. Mississippi 1 0 1993 SE Missouri St. 2 0 1999 SMU 2 0 2006 SW Missouri St. 1 0 1992 SW Texas St. 1 0 1987 Stanford 0 3 2000 Syracuse 1 0 1991 Tennessee 1 2 2006 Texas A&M 0 1 1996 Texas-El Paso 1 0 1999 Texas Tech 1 0 1999 Tulane 2 0 2007 UC Davis 1 0 1982 UC Irvine 15 8 2007 UCLA 1 7 2004 UC Riverside 4 0 2004 UCSB 7 27 2007 UC San Diego 3 0 1983 UNLV 3 1 2007 USC 0 7 2007 US Int.** 10 4 1990 Utah 0 4 2005 Utah State 1 1 1988 Utah Valley St. 1 0 2006 Villanova 2 0 2004 WSU 2 3 2004 Weber State 1 2 1985 W. Michigan 1 0 1984 W. Virginia 3 0 2003 Wichita State 1 0 1993 William&Mary 3 1 1999 Wisconsin 0 2 2007 Wyoming 2 2 2000 *does not include 1982 tie **does not reflect 1983 Karissa Meith

2008 LMU VOLLEYBALL


OPPONENT INFORMATION Non-Conference Opponents Idaho State Bengals

Central Arkansas Sugar Bears

University of New Mexico Lobos

Lipscomb University Lady Bisons

Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

Appalachian State Mountaineers

San Jose State Spartans

THE HEART OF A LION

OPPONENTS

Sep 13 in Burns Recreational Center Location San Jose, Calif. Enrollment 31,906 Colors Gold, White and Blue Home Court Spartan Gym (1,000) Athletics Director Tom Bowen 2007 14-15/7-9 WAC (6th) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 4 Series vs. LMU San Jose State leads 3-2 Head Coach Oscar Crespo School Record 14-15 (one year) Career Record 14-15 (one year) Assistants Jeanine Haldi Volleyball SID Amy Villa SID Email amy.villa@sjsu.edu SID Phone 408-924-1216 SID Fax 408-924-1291 Press Row 408-924-3348 Website sjsuspartans.com

HISTORY

2008 LMU VOLLEYBALL

Pittsburgh Panthers

Sep 12 in Burns Recreational Center Location Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment 33,150 Colors Vegas Gold and Navy Home Court Fitzgerald Field House (4,122) Athletics Director Steve Pederson 2007 15-16/8-6 Big East (9th) Starters R/L 6/1 Newcomers 6 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 1-0 Head Coach Toby Rens School Record First Season Career Record 213-118 Assistants Mike Bryant, Jana Milin-Herceg Volleyball SID Sophia Duck SID Email sduck@athletics.pitt.edu SID Phone 412-648-9014 SID Fax 412-648-8248 Press Row N/A Website pittsburghpanthers.com

Sep 6 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Location Boone, N.C. Enrollment 16,600 Colors Black and Gold Home Court Holmes Center (8,325) Athletics Director Charlie Cobb 2007 19-14/14-4 in SoCon (t-2nd) Starters R/L 4/3 Newcomers 5 Series vs. LMU First Meeting Head Coach Matt Ginipro School Record 19-14 (one year) Career Record 19-14 (one year) Assistants Cheryl Stinson, Kolby O’Donnell Volleyball SID Charles Cochrum SID Email cochrumca@appstate.edu SID Phone 828-262-7602 SID Fax 828-262-6106 Press Row 828-262-7060 Website GoASU.com

2007 REVIEW

Ohio State Buckeyes

Sep 10 in Gersten Pavilion Location Columbus, Ohio Enrollment 47,952 Colors Scarlet and Gray Home Court St. John Arena (13,276) Athletics Director Gene Smith 2007 13-16/7-13 Big Ten (9th) Starters R/L 4/3 Newcomers 4 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 1-0 Head Coach Geoff Carlston School Record First Season Career Record 193-64 (eight years) Assistants Nadia Edwards, Don Gromala Volleyball SID D.C. Koehl SID Email koehl.1@osu.edu SID Phone 614-292-4056 SID Fax 614-292-8547 Press Row 614-670-9444 Website ohiostatebuckeyes.com

Sep 6 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Location Murfreesboro, Tenn. Enrollment 23,246 Colors Royal Blue and White Home Court Alumni Memorial Gym (2,000) Athletics Director Chris Massaro 2007 35-3/16-1 Sun Belt (1st) Starters R/L 4/3 Newcomers 7 Series vs. LMU First Meeting Head Coach Matt Peck School Record 62-29 (four years) Career Record 605-225 (24 years) Assistants Jeff Motluck, Amy Hendrichovsky Volleyball SID Jessica Stauffacher SID Email stauffacher@goblueraiders.com SID Phone 615-904-8115 SID Fax 615-898-5626 Press Row 615-631-9523 Website goblueraiders.com

UNIVERSITY

Sep 5 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Location Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment 2,744 Colors Purple and Gold Home Court Allen Arena (5,028) Athletics Director Dr. Lin Garner 2007 20-12/7-4 Atlantic Sun (4th) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 5 Series vs. LMU First Meeting Head Coach Brandon Rosenthal School Record 64-90 (five years) Career Record 64-90 (five years) Assistants Ann Mullins, Samantha Sullivan Volleyball SID Mark McGee SID Email mark.mcgee@lipscomb.edu SID Phone 615-966-5862 SID Fax 615-966-1806 Press Row 615-479-4204 Website lipscombsports.com

2008 LIONS

Aug 30 in Albuquerque, N.M. Location Albuquerque, N.M. Enrollment 25,767 Colors Cherry and Silver Home Court Johnson Gymnasium (4,000) Athletics Director Paul Krebs 2007 16-13/7-9 MWC (6th) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 2 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 3-0 Head Coach Jeff Nelson School Record 16-13 (one year) Career Record 258-160 (13 years) Assistants Steve Hendricks Volleyball SID Judy Wilson SID Email jwilson@unm.edu SID Phone 505-925-5851 SID Fax 505-925-5529 Press Row 505-688-2364 Website golobos.cstv.com

OUTLOOK

Aug 30 in Albuquerque, N.M. Location Conway, Ark. Enrollment 12,619 Colors Purple and Gray Home Court Prince Center (300) Athletics Director Dr. Brad Teague 2007 24-9/10-6 SLC-East (3rd) Starters R/L 6/1 Newcomers 4 Series vs. LMU First Meeting Head Coach Steven McRoberts School Record 67-40 (three years) Career Record 318-122 (11 years) Assistants Todd Hay, David McFatrich Volleyball SID Cody Usher SID Email cusher@uca.edu SID Phone 501-450-5695 SID Fax 501-450-5740 Press Row 501-450-5695 Website ucasports.com

MEDIA

Aug 29 in Albuquerque, N.M. Location Pocatello, Idaho Enrollment 13,929 Colors Orange and Black Home Court Reed Gym (3,241) Interim Athletics Director Jeff Tingey 2007 6-23/ 2-14 Big Sky (8th) Starters R/L 4/2 Newcomers 5 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 3-0 Head Coach Chad Teichert School Record First Season Career Record First Season Assistants David Hyte, Katie Edgson Volleyball SID Katie Zigars SID Email zigakath@isu.edu SID Phone 208-282-3651 SID Fax 208-282-3659 Press Row 208-406-3910 Website isubengals.com

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OPPONENT INFORMATION Non-Conference Opponents

OPPONENTS

HISTORY

2007 REVIEW

UNIVERSITY

2008 LIONS

OUTLOOK

MEDIA

UC Irvine Anteaters

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Sep 13 in Burns Recreational Center Location Irvine, Calif. Enrollment 27,000 Colors Blue and Gold Home Court Crawford Court (760) Athletics Director Mike Izzi 2007 21-11/11-5 Big West (3rd) Starters R/L 6/1 Newcomers 0 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 15-8 Head Coach Charlie Brande School Record 118-122 (eight years) Career Record 118-122 (eight years) Assistants Sabrina Hernandez, Jay Hosack Volleyball SID Fumi Kimura SID Email fkimura@uci.edu SID Phone 949-824-9474 SID Fax 949-824-5260 Press Row 949-824-1777 Website ucirvinesports.com

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

Sep 16 in Gersten Pavilion Location Santa Barbara, Calif. Enrollment 20,000 Colors Blue and Gold Home Court The Thunderdome (6,000) Athletics Director Dr. Gary Cunningham 2007 14-18/6-10 Big West (7th) Starters R/L 6/1 Newcomers 9 Series vs. LMU UCSB leads 27-7 Head Coach Kathy Gregory School Record 798-346 (33 years) Career Record 798-346 (33 years) Assistants Greg Gibbons, Chris Webb Volleyball SID Lisa Skvarla SID Email lisa.skvarla@athletics.ucsb.edu SID Phone 805-893-8603 SID Fax 805-893-4537 Press Row 805-893-4361/4516 Website ucsbgauchos.com

University of Arizona Wildcats

Sep 20 in Houston, Texas Location Tucson, Ariz. Enrollment 37,217 Colors Cardinal and Navy Home Court McKale Center (14,545) Athletics Director Jim Livengood 2007 14-17/4-14 Pac-10 (8th) Starters R/L 5/1 Newcomers 4 Series vs. LMU Arizona leads 2-1 Head Coach David Rubio School Record 305-175 (16 years) Career Record 427-241 (21 years) Assistants Steve Walker, Allison Napier Volleyball SID Charles Renning SID Email crenning@gmail.com SID Phone 520-621-4163 SID Fax 520-621-2681 Press Row 520-621-5291 Website arizonaathletics.com

Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners

Sep 26 in Gersten Pavilion Location Bakersfield, Calif. Enrollment 8,000 Colors Blue and Gold Home Court Icardo Center (3,880) Athletics Director Rudy Carvajal 2007 8-20 Starters R/L 4/3 Newcomers 7 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 2-1 Head Coach John Price School Record 200-106 (11 years) Career Record 212-123 (12 years) Assistant Fabiana Abreu Volleyball SID Kevin Gilmore SID Email kgilmore@csub.edu SID Phone 661-654-6071 SID Fax 661-654-6978 Press Row 661-654-2126 Website gorunners.com

University of Houston Cougars

Sep 19 in Houston, Texas Location Houston, Texas Enrollment 35,400 Colors Scarlet and White Home Court Athletics/Alumni Center (2,000) Athletics Director Dave Maggard 2007 13-15/ 8-8 Conference USA (6th) Starters R/L 4/2 Newcomers 7 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 2-0 Head Coach Bill Walton School Record 429-284 (22 years) Career Record 639-339 (27 years) Assistant Gabi Carbone Volleyball SID Jamie Zarda SID Email jczarda@central.uh.edu SID Phone 713-743-9406 SID Fax 713-743-9411 Press Row 713-743-9477 Website UHCougars.com

Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks

Did You Know? LMU holds more NCAA Division I individual volleyball records than any other school in the nation.

Cal State Fullerton Titans

Nov 25 in Gersten Pavilion Location Fullerton, Calif. Enrollment 37,000 Colors Navy, Orange and White Home Court Titan Gymnasium (4,000) Athletics Director Brian Quinn 2007 15-15/7-9 Big West (t-5th) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 7 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 19-3 Head Coach Carolyn Zimmerman School Record 73-104 (six years) Career Record 73-104 (six years) Assistants Vinh Nguyen, Mitch Kallick Volleyball SID Michael Greenlee SID Email mgreenlee@fullerton.edu SID Phone 714-278-3081 SID Fax 714-278-3141 Press Row 714-278-5700 Website fullertontitans.com

THE HEART OF A LION

Sep 20 in Houston, Texas Location Nacogdoches, Texas Enrollment 11,756 Colors Purple and White Home Court William R. Johnson Col. (7,203) Athletics Director Robert Hill 2007 27-8/15-1 SLC (1st) Starters R/L 4/2 Newcomers 3 Series vs. LMU First Meeting Head Coach Debbie Humphreys School Record 464-208 (20 years) Career Record 464-208 (20 years) Assistants Brian Yale, Erin McClanahan Volleyball SID Ben Rikard SID Email rikardbenja@sfasu.edu SID Phone 936-468-5801 SID Fax 936-468-4593 Press Row 936-468-3501 Website sfajacks.com

Yale Bulldogs

Nov 29 in Gersten Pavilion Location New Haven, Conn. Enrollment 5,200 Colors Yale Blue and White Home Court John J. Lee Amphitheater (2,500) Athletics Director Tom Beckett 2007 16-10/10-4 Ivy League (T-2nd) Starters R/L 6/1 Newcomers 7 Series vs. LMU First Meeting Head Coach Erin Appleman School Record 86-38 (five years) Career Record 86-38 (five years) Assistants Kevin Laseau, Jim Borbas Volleyball SID Drew Kingsley SID Email sports.info@yale.edu SID Phone 203-432-1448 SID Fax 203-432-1454 Press Row 203-432-1448 Website yalebulldogs.com

2008 LMU VOLLEYBALL


OPPONENT INFORMATION West Coast Conference Opponents Santa Clara Broncos

THE HEART OF A LION

OPPONENTS

2008 LMU VOLLEYBALL

HISTORY

The West Coast Conference has sent at least three teams to the NCAA Volleyball Championship for 11 straight seasons.

San Diego Toreros

Oct 25/Nov 20 • San Diego/LMU Location San Diego, Calif. Enrollment 7,600 Colors Torero Blue, Navy and White Home Court Jenny Craig Pavilion (5,100) Athletics Director Ky Snyder 2007 21-8/11-3 WCC (T-1st) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 3 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 33-18 Head Coach Jennifer Petrie School Record 169-69 (eight years) Career Record 169-69 (eight years) Assistants Brent HilliardStephanie Moreno Volleyball SID Chris Loucks SID Email cloucks@sandiego.edu SID Phone 619-260-7930 SID Fax 619-260-2990 Press Row 619-767-3928 Website usdtoreros.com

2007 REVIEW

Did You Know?

Gonzaga Bulldogs

Oct 18/Nov 13 • LMU/Spokane Location Spokane, Wash. Enrollment 6,923 Colors Blue, White and Red Home Court Martin Centre (2,000) Athletics Director Mike Roth 2007 17-13/5-9 WCC (7th) Starters R/L 3/4 Newcomers 4 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 33-9 Head Coach Kip Yoshimura School Record 48-129 (six years) Career Record 299-201 (12 years) Assistants Kari Chavez, Abby Bennett Volleyball SID Liz Smith SID Email smith@athletics.gonzaga.edu SID Phone 509-313-4288 SID Fax 509-313-5730 Press Row 509-313-4224 Website gozags.com

UNIVERSITY

San Francisco Dons

Oct 23/Nov 22 • San Francisco/LMU Location San Francisco, Calif. Enrollment 8,000 Colors Green and Gold Home Court War Memorial Gym (5,300) Athletics Director Debra Gore-Mann 2007 17-13/6-8 WCC (T-5th) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 6 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 38-8 Head Coach Gilad Doron School Record 17-13 (one year) Career Record 63-57 (four years) Assistants Dan Fisher, Samantha Hastings Volleyball SID Ryan McCrary SID Email mccrary@usfca.edu SID Phone 415-422-6162 SID Fax 415-422-2929 Press Row 415-422-6161 Website usfdons.com

LMU, which has not recorded a losing record at home in all 18 seasons under Steve Stratos, will play 15 home matches this year.

2008 LIONS

Portland Pilots

Oct 16/Nov 15 • LMU/Portland Location Portland, Ore. Enrollment 3,300 Colors Purple and White Home Court Chiles Center (4,852) Athletics Director Larry Williams 2007 7-21/0-14 WCC (8th) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 6 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 35-8 Head Coach Joe Houck School Record First Season Career Record 131-76 (eight years) Assistants Michael King, Lindsey Sherburne Volleyball SID Wanda Rozwadowska SID Email TBA SID Phone 503-943-7425 SID Fax 503-943-7242 Press Row 503-943-7527 Website portlandpilots.com

Did You Know? OUTLOOK

Pepperdine Waves

Oct 11/Nov 6 • LMU/Malibu Location Malibu, Calif. Enrollment 8,000 Colors Blue, Orange and White Home Court Firestone Fieldhouse (3,104) Athletics Director Dr. John Watson 2007 18-11/9-5 WCC (3rd) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 3 Series vs. LMU Pepperdine leads 41-14 Head Coach Nina Matthies School Record 474-286 (25 years) Career Record 474-286 (25 years) Assistants Tim Jensen, Marcio Sicoli Volleyball SID Roger Horne SID Email roger.horne@pepperdine.edu SID Phone 310-506-4455 SID Fax 310-506-4322 Press Row 310-456-5050 Website pepperdinesports.com

St. Mary’s Gaels

Oct 4/Oct 30 • Moraga/LMU Location Moraga, Calif. Enrollment 3,916 Colors Navy, Red and Silver Home Court McKeon Pavilion (3,500) Athletics Director Mark Orr 2007 15-13/6-8 WCC (T-5th) Starters R/L 7/0 Newcomers 2 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 33-11 Head Coach Rob Browning School Record 45-37 (three years) Career Record 45-37 (three years) Assistants Sam Crosson, Keegan Cook Volleyball SID Mandy Bible SID Email abible@stmarys-ca.edu SID Phone 925-631-8562 SID Fax 925-631-4405 Press Row 925-376-3906 Website SMCGaels.com

MEDIA

Oct 2/Nov 1 • Santa Clara/LMU Location Santa Clara, Calif. Enrollment 8,377 Colors Red and White Home Court Leavey Center (4,500) Athletics Director Dan Coonan 2007 19-12/11-3 WCC (T-1st) Starters R/L 5/2 Newcomers 6 Series vs. LMU LMU leads 28-25 Head Coach Jon Wallace School Record 195-78 (nine years) Career Record 195-78 (nine years) Assistants Dustin Moore, Will Yuen Volleyball SID Sabrina Polidoro SID Email spolidoro@scu.edu SID Phone 408-554-4659 SID Fax 408-554-6942 Press Row 408-554-4655 Website santaclarabroncos.com

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Erin Downey

Emily Day

Lauren Kirk

Lindsay Banas

2008 SCHEDULE 8/23 8/29 8/30 8/30 9/5 9/6 9/6 9/10 9/12 9/12 9/13 9/13 9/13 9/13 9/16 9/19 9/20 9/20 9/26 10/2 10/4 10/11

Alumnae Match Idaho State (1) Central Arkansas (1) Univ. of New Mexico (1) Lipscomb (2) Middle Tennessee State (2) Appalachian State (2) Ohio State UCI vs. SJSU (3) Pittsburgh (3) UCI vs. Pittsburgh (3) San Jose State (3) Pittsburgh vs. SJSU (3) UC Irvine (3) UC Santa Barbara University of Houston (4) University of Arizona (4) Stephen F. Austin (4) Cal State Bakersfield Santa Clara * Saint Mary’s * Pepperdine *

Gersten Pavilion 7:00 PM Albuquerque, N.M. 3:30 PM Albuquerque, N.M. 9:30 AM Albuquerque, N.M. 6:30 PM Murfreesboro, Tenn. 5:00 PM Murfreesboro, Tenn. 2:30 PM Murfreesboro, Tenn. 7:30 PM Gersten Pavilion 7:00 PM Burns Rec Center 4:30 PM Burns Rec Center 7:00 PM Burns Rec Center 10:00 AM Burns Rec Center 12:00 PM Burns Rec Center 5:00 PM Burns Rec Center 7:30 PM Gersten Pavilion 7:00 PM Houston, Texas 7:30 PM Houston, Texas 12:00 PM Houston, Texas 5:30 PM Gersten Pavilion 7:00 PM Santa Clara, Calif. 7:00 PM Moraga, Calif. 1:00 PM Gersten Pavilion 7:00 PM

w w w. L MUL i ons.c om 10/16 10/18 10/23 10/25 10/30 11/1 11/6 11/13 11/15 11/20 11/22 11/25 11/29 12/4

Portland * Gonzaga * San Francisco * San Diego * Saint Mary’s * Santa Clara * Pepperdine * Gonzaga * Portland * San Diego * San Francisco * Cal State Fullerton Yale NCAA Championships

Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion San Francisco, Calif. San Diego, Calif. Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Malibu, Calif. Spokane, Wash. Portland, Ore. Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion Gersten Pavilion TBD

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University of New Mexico Tournament Middle Tennessee State Tournament Four Points Sheraton LAX/LMU Volleyball Classic University of Houston Tournament West Coast Conference Match All Times Pacific and Subject to Change

7:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 7:00 PM 8:00 PM TBA


2008 Volleyball Record Book