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#10 BETHANY BAIR Redshirt Senior • Outside Hitter • 6-0 West Haven, Utah • Weber State/Fremont HS After sitting out the 2012 fall season and taking classes at Oregon, the Weber State transfer will add experience in 2013 for the returning NCAA and Pac-12 runners-up who graduated two senior starters at outside hitter (National Player of the Year Alaina Bergsma and Katherine Fischer). For the Wildcats, the two-time All-Big Sky honorable mention outside hitter ranked top three in the league as a junior in 2011 in aces, points and kills, and sixth in the latter two categories as a sophomore in 2010. Racked up 20 kills in five matches combined as a sophomore and junior, and led the team in kills, points, and aces in both campaigns.

CAREER HIGHS Kills: Points: Aces: Blocks: Assists: Digs:

26 28.5 5 7 4 26

Utah State, 9/6/11 Utah State, 9/6/11 Northern Colorado, 9/17/10 vs. Eastern Washington, 10/22/10 vs. Eastern Washington, 10/22/10 vs. Northern Arizona, 11/11/11

FUN FACTS Nickname(s)......................................................Bethlehem, B Wray Favorite Color....................................................................... Green Favorite Stuffed Animal.............................My dolphin pillow pet Pets (& Names) Growing Up.................. Jack Russell named Toby Favorite Saying/Motto..................“How do you spell fun? W.I.N!!” ...............................................................(My dad taught me young!) If I could go back in time, I’d go to..................Elementary school ......................and actually pay attention in fundamental math class. Favorite Hobbies..............Watching football, sleeping, and eating Greatest Accomplishment.................Making it to my senior year of college Favorite Place I’ve Visited.... .............................................Miami

BEFORE OREGON (At Weber State 2010-11): As a junior, the repeat All-Big Sky honorable mention pick led the team in kills (347, 3.40 per set), aces (31, 0.30 per set), digs (229, 2.25 per set) and points (404.5, 3.97 per set). Also ranked top 10 in the Big Sky Conference in service aces (second, 0.30 per set), points (second, 3.97 per set) and kills (third, 3.40 per set). She ranked second in the league for kills in a match (26 vs. Utah State) - two shy of the league season high - and her 22 kills in five-setter vs. Montana State tied for seventh-most in 2011. Among her 19 matches with double-digit kills totals, she had three with more than 20-kills with the other in a four-setter vs. Utah State (20). Ended with six double-doubles on season, with her totals vs. BYU-Hawaii (5S - 17K, 10D), Utah State (5S - 26K, 11D), Utah Valley (18K, 12 D), NAU (16K, 26D) and at Montana (12K, 10D). Her other season highs follow: .375 hitting (4s, vs. Southern Utah, 20K-5E-40A), 28.5 points (5s, vs. Utah State), 26 digs (5S, Northern Arizona), 4 aces vs. Utah Valley (5s), 4 blocks (four times), 2 assists (twice). 2010 (at Weber State): As a sophomore, the honorable mention All-Big Sky selection topped the team and conference in service aces (40). Also paced squad in kills (362, 3.23/set) and points (427), and stood sixth in the league in both. Also ranked second on squad in digs (230, 2.05/set). Logged double-digit kills figures in 23 of 31 matches, including a season high of 21 in five sets vs. Montana State. Added 11 digs in that match - one of five double-doubles on season with others against NAU (14S - 6K, 11D), EWU (5S - 15K, 16D) and Sacramento State (5S - 18K, season high 22D) and Wofford (10K, 11D). Twice topped .300 - at Utah State (3S - .314, 15K, 8D) and vs. Utah (3S - 12K, .333). Logged season-high five aces in four-setter vs. Northern Colorado - third-most on the season in the Big Sky - and added 15 kills. Also had four aces vs. Eastern Washington both on road and at home in five-setters. Also had four more matches with three aces. 2009 (at Weber State): As a frosh, played in 26 of 29 matches, and stood second among newcomers in block assists (32). Twice logged a season high 11 kills in back-to-back four- and five-set matches en route to 12.5 points at Northern Arizona and vs. Portland State (and hit .429 in the latter tilt). Her season high in digs (4) came in four-setter vs. UTSA and in three sets at Idaho State. Her blocks season high (6) came in two sets vs. Seattle. Twice logged one ace in a match. Her season high in hitting came vs. Portland State (5s, .429, 11K-2E-21A). PREP: The three-time all-state selection was also a two-time all-region first-team choice. Was honored as the all-around player of the year, and helped Fremont High School place third in the state championships. In club, played for the Blaze team and Club Extreme that were coached by Kolbie Murphey and Al Givens, respectively. PERSONAL: Majored in Child and Family Studies at Weber State. In June of 2012, married Duck football player Stetzon Bair. Her parents are Darrin and Stephanie, and she has seven siblings - Arrin, Kaisha, Nick, Whitney, Ariana, Kyla and Brielle. CAREER HIGHS (*at Weber State): Kills: 26, Utah State, 9/6/11; Points: 28.5, Utah State, 9/6/11; Aces: 5, Northern Colorado, 9/17/10; Blocks: 7, vs. Eastern Washington, 10/22/10; Assists: 4, vs. Eastern Washington, 10/22/10; Digs: 26, vs. Northern Arizona, 11/11/11.


SENIOR PROFILES

#4 LAUREN PLUM Senior • Setter • 5-9 • Poway, Calif. • Poway HS

All-American / Pac-12 Setter of the Year

Confirmed her impressive prep potential with three of the top seasons by a Duck setter in 2010-11-12. As a junior, the first-team All-American and Pac-12 Setter of the Year led the nation in assists (13.37 per set), and directed UO to the nation’s top kills per set mark (15.95) and a .289 hitting percentage that tied the school record and stood ninth nationally. In 2011, was tabbed an AVCA honorable mention All-American and became UO’s first setter to claim honorable mention All-America, All-Pac-12 and all-region nods the same season. In 2010, the All-Pac-10 Freshman Team choice led frosh nationally in assists (11.75 p/s) and led the offense to a .256 hitting mark - its fourth-best ever. In spring of 2011 was tabbed to USA Volleyball’s Junior National Team and A2 National Squad, and helped the former squad place fourth in the World Junior Championships and tie its best-ever placing. As a prep, she was tabbed to various USA Volleyball High Performance Pool squads, and was tabbed a Junior Olympic Tournament All-American after she helped her team finish fifth in the open division in July 2010. Her arrival was vital in helping the team replace four-year starter Nevena Djordjevic who racked up a school record 4,400 assists from 2006-09. Junior Season (2012) • All-Pac-12 / Pac-12 Setter of the Year / All-Region / NCAA All-Regional Team / Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention En route to her first honors on the AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America first teams, she topped the nation in assists (13.37 per set) the entire season and ended the year a full assist per set of second-ranked Aubrey Kirven of Towson (12.36 p/s). UO’s first Pac-12 Setter of the Year honoree owned the Pac-12’s first-, third- and fourth-best assist totals of the season at No. 6 Washington (75), vs. No. 16 BYU (68) and California (66-tied). In league play, her assists per set average stood even higher (13.54), and she ranked 10th-best in Pac-12 play in aces (0.25 p/s). She picked up her second AVCA National Player of the Week honor in as many years in late September after she led UO to sweeps at No. 2 USC and at home vs. No. 26 Oregon State. She directed the offense to .357 and .368 hitting marks vs. the Trojans and Beavers, and her 48 and 46 assists vs. OSU and USC are the team’s season highs for three-set matches. Career-wise, the returning All-Pac-12 pick leads UO all-time in assists per set (12.30 avg.), and stands second in total assists (4,194). Her season assists total (1,618) and average (13.37) both ranked second-best for UO (and best since the start of rally scoring), and she already ranked top 10 with her totals as a sophomore (1,330-#7; 11.67-#7) and freshman (1,246-#9; 11.75-#6). Her career high 75 assists at No. 6 Washington in early November was Oregon’s best since the start of rally scoring in 2001, ninth all-time overall, and best since 1998. Under her direction, the Ducks again ranked first in the nation in kills (15.95 per set) and ninth in hitting with a school-record mark (.289). Among other category matches, she paced the team in aces a team-best 10 times to give her 36 honors in her career. Among her 28 career double-doubles, eight came in 2012 at Arizona (3 sets – 10 digs, 40 assists), vs. UC Santa Barbara (4s - 12 digs, 46 assists), at California (3s - 15D, 54A), at No. 7 Stanford (5s - 16D, 59A), vs. No. 2 Washington (4s - 10D, 57A), Dayton (3s – 12D, 41A), #16 BYU (4s – 11D, 68A) and #10 Nebraska (14D, 52A). Off the court, she was a repeat Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention. Season Highs (*Career Highs): Kills: 6 (6K-0E-7A) (5s) at No. 6 Washington; Points: 8.0 (5s), at No. 7 Stanford (10/5/12); (5s) at No. 6 Wash. (11/16/12); *Assists: 75 (5s), at No. 6 Washington (11/16/12); Digs: 16 (5s), at No. 7 Stanford (10/5/12); Aces: 3 (3s), vs Colorado (9/29/12); Blocks: 4 (4BA) (3s) at Arizona State (10/20/12). Sophomore Season (2011) • All-Pac-12 / All-America Honorable Mention / All-Region Honorable Mention / USA VB A2 & Jr. National Team Cemented her place as one of the nation’s top setters, running the fast-paced Duck offense and ranked 10th nationally in assists (11.67 per set) at season’s end, and helped UO stand 12th nationally in kills (14.44 per set). At the service line, she topped the squad in aces on 10 occasions – secondmost on the season for UO – and in assists in all 31 matches. Conference-wise, she stood second in assists (11.67 p/s) and fifth in double-doubles (12), and stood second among setters and underclassmen in the latter category. Among her top match stats, she sported the league’s best three-set assist total (52 vs. then-No. 7 UW); her 60 assists at No. 5 Stanford, 58 at ASU and 56 vs. Utah were the fifth-, ninth- and 12th-best overall; and her team-high four aces tied for seventh-best in the Pac-12. In October, she became the fifth Duck in as many years to receive AVCA National Player of the Week honors after the team swept No. 7 Washington for the first time since 1995. In mid-November, she added her second Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor after the Ducks scored their fourth pair of same-weekend road wins at No. 5 Stanford and No. 3 California (and fourth overall), thanks to its five-set decisions over the returning league co-champions (Stanford - season best 60 assists, 11 digs; Cal - 57 assists, 14 digs). In the latter win at Berkeley, she tied the team season high in aces (4) – the third-best mark in league play and seventh-best overall – and she added three in a September sweep vs. Arizona. In early August before the season started, she helped the U.S. squad tie its best-ever finish in the 2011 FIVB World Junior Championships in Peru (fourth, 4-4) and started six matches. Also in January’s U.S. National Team tryouts, she was pegged with Duck teammate Alaina Bergsma to the 36-person A2 National Team. Season Highs (*Career Highs): Kills: 7 (7K-4E-16A) at No. 3 California (5s, 11/19/11); Points: 11.5,

PLUM’S STATS Year SP-MP K 2010 106-30 84 2011 114-31 65 2012 121-35 78 Total 341-96 227

K/S 0.79 0.57 0.64 0.67

E 33 33 24 90

TA 189 192 184 565

Pct .270 .167 .293 .241

A A/S 1246 11.75 1330 11.67 1618 13.37 4194 12.30

SA SA/S SE 23 0.22 33 26 0.23 49 26 0.21 54 75 0.22 136

DIG 206 271 262 744

D/S RE 1.94 1 2.38 1 2.17 0 2.18 2

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BS BA 2 40 5 27 2 34 9 101

TB 42 32 36 110

B/S 0.40 0.28 0.30 0.32

BE 14 11 9 34

BHE 9 5 15 29

Points 129.0 109.5 123.0 361.5

Pts/S 1.22 0.96 1.02 1.07

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CAREER HIGHS Points Assists Digs Aces Kills Blocks

12 75 19 5 9 5

at #8 USC (10/22/10) at #6 Washington (11/16/12) vs. #7 Stanford (10/8/11) at Portland State (9/7/10) at #8 USC (10/22/10) at Portland State (9/7/10)

FUN FACTS Nickname................................................................................LoLo Favorite Hobbies.......................................... Camping with family When I was a Little I Wanted to be ......................An NFL player Favorite Place I’ve Visited.................................................. Africa Favorite Place on Campus................. Treatment center cold pool Favorite Movie............................ Wedding Crashers, White Chicks Favorite TV Comedy.................. Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Wife Swap Favorite Book........................................................A Child Called It Special Item I Have to Travel With................ iPod & sweatpants I Chose UO Because........... Coaching staff, style of offense played, . .................... facilities, academic opportunities / business program Greatest Accomplishment..............Junior Olympic All-American Favorite Color.............................................Black, Silver and Purple Favorite Ice Cream............................Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Biggest Fan.....................................................................My Family

at No. 3 California (5s, 11/19/11); Assists: 60, 5s at No. 5 Stanford (11/18/11); Digs: *19, vs. No. 7 Stanford (4s, 10/8/11); Aces: 4, No. 3 California (5s, 11/19/11), vs. Colorado State (5s, 12/1/11); Blocks: 4, vs. WSU (5s, 10/21/11). Freshman Season (2010) • All-Pac-10 Freshman Team One of three Ducks to start all 30 matches, and played 106 of the team’s 109 sets. Her 11.75 assists per set average ranked fifth best all-time for UO (and second in the modern scoring format), and her 1,246 assists overall was seventh-most all-time for UO (and in fewer sets than the six ahead of her). Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 and 12th nationally in assists (11.75), and was one of two frosh that directed a top-30 ranked offense (UO stood 30th with its .256 mark). Her 48 assists in her collegiate debut vs. Santa Clara was the league-season high in three-set matches, and her 66 vs. No. 6 USC and 64 at ASU was the second- and fourth-best totals overall. her seven double-doubles was the most among all Pac-10 frosh. Her seasonhigh 12 digs led to double-doubles in three sets vs. Oregon State (44 assists). She led UO in blocks five times, including her season highs at PSU (5) and vs. UC Riverside (4). Topped team in aces six times, and her season high in aces (5) in a five-setter at Portland State tied for fifth-best in the Pac-10 in 2010 and was one shy of the fifth-best mark all-time for UO. She picked up all-tourney nods in the Oregon Classic and and Fresno Classic. Season Highs (*Career Highs): Kills - *9 (9K-2E-13A) (5s at USC, 10/22/10); Points: *12.0 (9K-2SA-1.0B, 5s at USC (10/22/10); Assists: *66, 5s, vs USC (11/20/10); Digs: 12, 4s vs Florida Int. (9/18/10); Blocks: *5 (5BA) at Portland State (9/7/10) High School Her Prepvolleyball laurels included 2009 Senior Ace, 2008 Top 50 Juniors and 2007 Top 79 Sophomores selections. Also was chosen to the 2008 Youth National Training Team, ’07 A1 Select Red Team and the USA Volleyball High Performance Pipeline Pool. As a senior, the fouryear letterwinner, three-year team captain and two-time MVP helped her team to a share of the league title. As a junior, the Palomar League Player of the Year repeated as an all-league and All-CIF San Diego Section pick, and was the school’s all-sport MVP. On the club scene, the 2010 Junior Olympics All-American played three seasons for the Coast Volleyball Club, and her squad placed fifth in 2009 and 2008, and 11th in 2007 in the Junior Olympic tournament. Played club for the Epic VBC team. Also lettered once in track and in diving. Was tabbed to the 2007 and 2008 Union Tribune All-Academic Team and received the 2008 Poway High School Scholar-Athlete Award. Personal: Sports marketing major. Her father Jim played football at San Diego State, and her mother Katie played volleyball at UC Davis. Has one older sister Kaitlyn, and a younger sister Kelsey and younger brother Dan.

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SENIOR PROFILES

#7 ARIANA WILLIAMS Senior • Middle Blocker • 6-1 • Riverside, Calif. • Poly HS

All-Pac-12 Hon. Mention / A2 National Team

The team’s two-time Most Improved Award winner ranks in the top 10 for UO during her career in hitting (second, .317) and points (ninth, 924.5). Season-wise as a junior, the two-time All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention stands 58th nationally in hitting (.353), sixth in the Pac-12, and fourth all-time for Oregon. As a sophomore, posted UO’s eighth-best hitting mark for a season (.307). As a frosh, ended season ranked second on squad in blocks (0.58 per set), third in hitting (.286), and fourth in kills (2.04 p/s) and points (2.38 p/s) and tops among frosh in each category. Junior Season (2012) • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention / NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team

Finished second on the team in blocks (0.69 per set), third in kills (2.49 per set), and fourth in points (2.90 per set). She received Omaha NCAA Regional All-Tournament honors after leading UO in hitting in both matches vs. No. 12 seed BYU (.435, 13 kills, 4 blocks) and No. 10 seed Nebraska (.500, 13 kills), and she was just shy of her career match highs in kills (15) and blocks (5). A starter in all 35 matches, she eclipsed .300 hitting percentage 24 times, .400 16 times and .500 seven times. In single matches, she topped Oregon in hitting a team-best 16 times and 13 times in blocks. Her five blocks in the five-setter at then-No. 7 Stanford is her season best, and one shy of the team season best, while she added four in both sweeps of Oregon State and Northern Colorado and four-set wins vs. No. 16 BYU and at Washington State.

Sophomore Season (2011) • All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

One of three Ducks that started all 31 matches, and one of four that played all 114 sets (and the only blocker in either category). At end of slate, led the team in hitting (.307) and ranked third in blocks (0.59 per set) and fourth in points (2.86 per set). Posted 11 of her 16 .300 hitting marks in league play, including five over .500 (.700, 7 kills vs. Colorado; .556, match-high 13 kills at No. 3 Washington; .545, 8 kills vs. Arizona; .538, 8 kills vs. Oregon State; .529, 11 kills vs. then-No. 7 Washington). She also has four +.400 hitting marks which came against returning NCAA qualifiers (.429, 13 kills at then-No. 3 California; .462, 8 kills at Arizona; .414, career high 15 kills at then-No. 3 USC; and at Delaware .571, 10 kills). Among her 13 matches with +10 kills, others come at then-No. 5 Stanford (14), ASU (12), against No. 12 Minnesota (11K, .400), Washington State (10), Portland State (10, .292) and Arizona State (10, .286). Her season/career highs in blocks came vs. the No. 1 Bruins (5) and No. 3 Trojans (5), and also had four vs. No. 12 Minnesota, at Arizona, vs. No. 4 USC and at No. 5 Stanford. Led the team in blocks in a team-high 13 matches, hitting nine times, and points in three contests. Season Bests (*Career Bests): Hitting - .571 (10K-2E-14A), 3s at Delaware (8/30/11); Kills - *15K (15K-3EA-29A), 4s at #3 USC (10/14/11); Points - *17.5 (15K-5BA), 4s at #3 USC (10/14/11); Blocks - *5, 4s at #3 USC (10/14), 5s vs. #1 UCLA.

Freshman Season (2010) • All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Honorable Mention

One of only two Ducks – and the only frosh – to play all 109 sets, and one of three Ducks to start all 30 matches. Ended season ranked second on squad in blocks (0.58 per set), third in hitting (.286), and fourth in kills (2.04 per set) and points (2.38 p/s) and tops among frosh in each category. Among her team-high 16 +.300 marks, nine were +.400, five were +.500, three were +.600, two were +.700 and one was +.800. Her season high in kills (15) came in narrow five-set loss to No. 6 USC in November after she hit .370 against the Final Four advancer. Among other notable league tilts, she logged .462 hitting marks vs. No. 3 Cal and No. 11 UCLA in late October – among her four +.400 marks in league play after she also hit .500 vs. Oregon State. The final weekend of non-conference play vs. NCAA qualifier Florida International, she posted a team-season high hitting mark (.722) and her second-best kill total (14), and the former mark ranked fourth-best in the Pac-10 on the season. Altogether, she led the team in hitting in a team-best nine matches; and claimed six, double-digit10-kill efforts with the others at Fresno State (13, .500) and Portland State (11, .348). Defensively, posted multiple blocks in 17 matches, including a season high (5) vs. Siena and at Portland State and led the team in the category a Duck-best 13 contests. Also led the team one match each in kills, points and aces. Season Bests (*Career Bests): Hitting - *.857 (6K- 0E- 7A) vs. Florida Gulf Coast (9/01/10); Kills - 15 (15K- 5E-27A) 5s vs #6 USC (11/20/10); Points - 16.0 (15- 0- 1.0) 5s vs #6 USC (11/20/10); Blocks - *5 (0BS- 5BA) 5s at Portland State (9/7/10), 5 (0BS- 5BA) 3s vs Siena (9/12/10)

High School

As a senior, was an All-CIF Division II Second-Team selection, and an all-league and all-area honoree as a senior, junior and sophomore. In 2008, she led the league in kills and was a 2008 Capo Valley and 2009 Murrieta Valley All-Tournament choice. Her squad won Ivy and Big 8 League titles in 2007, ’08 and ’09, and took third in ’06. On the club scene, she played for the Mavericks (Corona, Calif.) from 2006-08, and for the Club West program (LaVerne, Calif.) in 2008-09. Those squads placed sixth in the 2007 SCVA, fifth in the Club Junior Olympic national tournament, second in the SCVA event, and 15th in the Junior Olympic open tourney. Off the court, played basketball, competed in badminton and in the high jump in track and field. In the classroom, was a scholar-athlete award winner. Personal: Journalism major. Mother is Deborah Newell.

WILLIAMS’ STATS Year SP-MP 2010 109-30 2011 114-31 2012 121-35 Total 344-96

K 222 282 301 805

K/S E TA Pct 2.04 86 476 .286 2.47 103 583 .307 2.49 103 592 .334 2.34 292 1651 .311

A 5 8 3 16

A/S SA SA/S 0.05 2 0.02 0.07 0 0.00 0.02 1 0.01 0.05 3 0.01

SE DIG 3 10 0 24 1 23 4 57

D/S RE 0.09 0 0.21 0 0.19 1 0.17 1

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BS BA 7 56 17 53 15 68 39 177

TB 63 70 83 211

B/S 0.58 0.61 0.69 0.61

BE 7 16 4 27

BHE 0 0 3 3

Points 259.0 325.5 351.0 935.5

Pts/S 2.38 2.85 2.90 2.72

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CAREER HIGHS Hitting .722 Kills 15 Points 17.5 Blocks 5

vs. Florida International (9/18/10) vs. #6 USC (11/20/10) vs. USC (10/14/11) (15K-5BA) at #3 USC (10/14/11) 5 Times

FUN FACTS People Would be Surprised......................... I’m the biggest baby When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a......................... Model If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody.....................Liam Neeson Favorite Place I’d Like to Travel to....................Santorini, Greece Various Volunteer Experience................Hurricane Katrina Relief Favorite Entrée.....................................................................Steak Favorite Snack......................................................Any type of fruit Favorite Movie / Actress ..........Pretty Woman / Rachel McAdams Favorite TV Reality Show.........................................Jersey Shore! Favorite Singer or Band/CD.............................................Kid Cudi Favorite Karaoke Song.................................................. Wannabe Favorite Book...............................Anything written by Carl Weber Favorite Pizza Toppings..............................Olives and Pepperoni First Car............................................................1995 Toyota Corolla Most Embarrassing Moment................ Serving a ball that didn’t . .................................... even make it to the 10-foot line of our side

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JUNIOR PROFILES

#16 SHELLSY ASHEN Junior • Setter • 5-10 • Laguna Niguel, Calif. • Dana Hills HS In 2013, is one of two setters for the returning NCAA and Pac-12 runners-up with first-team AllAmerican Lauren Plum. Drew raves from coaches as a freshman in 2011 for her quick adjustment to the up-tempo Oregon offense that puts a premium on on low, precise sets from pin to pin. Also was one of team’s top serving specialists as a freshman. As a prep, was a first-team all-league pick as a junior and senior and Orange County All-Star as a senior. Sophomore Season (2012) Played 28 of the team’s 35 matches, and 44 of the team’s 123 overall sets (including 26 in conference play and 12 in the postseason). Logged her assists season best (19) in only one set vs. Western Carolina. The week before, tallied her first ace of the campaign in season opener vs. Toledo. In conference play, saw action in 17 of the team’s 20 contests, and multiple sets in six of them (including all three in sweep of then-returning NCAA champion UCLA). In Ducks’ magical postseason run, played 11 of the team’s last 14 sets of action in the NCAA regional, semifinal and final matches. Tied her career high in digs (3) in upset of No. 1 seed Penn State in semifinal. Season Highs (*Career High): Aces: 1, (1s), vs Toledo (8/24/12); Assists: *19 (1s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12); Digs: *3, (3s), vs #1 Penn State (12/13/12). Freshman Season (2011) Was one of the UO’s most-used newcomers, with five starts, and played 28 of the team’s 31 matches (including 22 in league action and one in the postseason). Logged two aces vs. NCAA tourney advancers No. 3 USC (4 sets) and Liberty (2 sets), and also vs. Arizona State (twice, 4 sets in each) and Cal Poly (1 set). Had her best assist:set ratio in team’s sweep of Seattle with her five in one set of play. Her season-high assist tally (6) came in team’s comeback vs. Washington State, and she played all five sets and started.

High School

The Orange County all-star racked up 590 assists as a senior en route to a 9.2 per set average, and her other season stats follow (110 digs, 1.7 p/s; 14 aces, 0.2 p/s). Also was tabbed a first-team all-league pick as a junior. Played club for the Laguna Beach Volleyball Club for six years. Her 17-U squad won the Las Vegas Classic and L.A. Qualifier and added third-place finishes in the 18-U Fiesta Classic and L.A. Qualifier. Personal: Marine Biology major. Her stepfather and mother are Steve and Monette Zotovich. Has three older sisters, Coral, Marinna, Lindsay; one younger sister, Nicole; and one older brother, Ethan. Her father Tom played volleyball at Long Beach State and was a USA National Team player (1976-79) and a pro player in Parma, Italy and on the beach.

ASHEN’S STATS Year SP-MP 2011 86-28 2012 44-28 Total 130-56

K K/S 0 0.00 1 0.02 1 0.01

E 0 1 1

TA 0 4 4

Pct .000 .000 .000

A A/S SA SA/S 27 0.16 14 0.16 43 0.98 1 0.02 70 0.54 15 0.12

SE DIG 17 28 3 9 20 37

D/S RE 0.33 0 0.20 0 0.28 0

BS 0 0 0

BA 1 0 1

TB 1 0 1

B/S 0.01 0.00 0.01

BE 0 0 0

BHE 0 0 0

Points 14.5 2.0 16.5

Pts/S 0.16 0.05 0.12 19


CAREER HIGHS Aces Asssts Digs

2 19 3

5 times, last time at ASU (11/4/6) 3s, vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12) 3 times

FUN FACTS Nickname: .................................................................Shell Favorite Stuffed Animal: ................................Beanie Babies Pets Growing Up: ........................... 2 cats (Zipper and Dewey) Greatest Accomplishment:. Winning Junior Olympics with my 15s team Intended Career Profession: ........................Marine biologist I’d Die Without My: . .................................................family First Car: ............................................... 2009 Jeep Wrangler Favorite Place I’ve Visited: ......................................... Tahiti Favorite Entrée/Dish: ......................Anything my mom makes Favorite Drink: . ........ Passion iced tea lemonade from Starbucks Favorite Type of Food: ........................................... Mexican Favorite Movie:............................... Anchorman or Zoolander Favorite TV Comedy: ....................The Office or Modern Family Favorite Video Game: .......................The Wii Just Dance game I Chose Oregon Because: The facilities, the team, and the coaches If I didn’t play volleyball, I would play: ......................Soccer


JUNIOR PROFILES

#1 NATALIE BOOKOUT GONZALEZ Junior • Libero/Defensive Specialist • 5-1 • Riverside, Calif. • Eleanor Roosevelt HS With the graduation of two key seniors at libero/defensive specialist, is the most experienced returnee at the position in 2013. Rounded out one of the 2012 NCAA and Pac-12 runner-up’s deepest positions and was its lone sophomore. As a prep, the four-time allleague first-team choice was also her league MVP as a sophomore. A three-year team captain and four-year team MVP, she was tabbed Eleanor Roosevelt High School and the Citrus Belt Area Athlete of the Year in 2011. Sophomore Season (2012) Played 22 of the team’s 35 matches, and her 33 sets of action included three in the postseason and 19 in Pac-12 play. Logged digs in six of the team’s first eight contests of the season, and also in three Pac-12 tilts. In season opener, tallied a career-high in aces (2) and two digs in sweep of Toledo. Added career-best in assists (3) and a dig the next day in 3-0 win over Houston. Also had two digs in victory over UC Santa Barbara and single digs vs. Portland State, Washington State, California and No. 6 Washington. Also landed an ace in sweep at Oregon State. Season Highs (*Career Highs); Digs: *8 (3s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12); Aces: *2 (3s), vs. Toledo (8/24/12)

Freshman Season (2011) Played 40 sets and 23 matches (including 16 in the Pac-12 and another in the postseason). Logged digs in 10 tilts, and multiple digs in four contests vs. NCAA returnees No. 12 Minnesota (season high 5), Arizona (3), Liberty (2), Portland State (2), and also vs. Colorado (2). Played three sets in three sweeps the first three weeks vs. NCAA advancers Liberty and American, and also Seattle. Logged her first collegiate ace vs. American.

High School Was a Press Enterprise All-Area first-team choice as a sophomore, junior and senior and led league multiple years in aces (2008, ‘09) and digs, ‘08, ‘10). As a senior, she ranked top 20 in the state in digs (18th, 505) and digs per set (20th, 6.6). Picked up all-tourney team nods in the Lady Centurion (2009, ‘10) and MLK Tournaments (2010). Her prep highs included 44 digs and 21 kills in matches from 2010 and ‘07, respectively. In the club ranks, played for the Club West (2008-10), Mavericks VC (2001-05, 2007) and Rancho Valley VC (2006). Off the court was a National Honor Society member, and four-year scholar-athlete award winner. Graduated with a 4.1 GPA, and received her Academic Letter with Honors with Distinction in 2008, ‘10 and ‘11, and Honors in ‘09. Personal: Parents are David and Lori, and has two older sisters Jessica and Adrianna. The latter sister was an TranSouth All-Conference Second-Team volleyball honoree in fall of 2010 for Bethel University (Tenn.).

BOOKOUT GONZALEZ’S STATS Year SP-MP 2011 40-23 2012 33-22 Total 75-46

K K/S 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00

E 0 0 0

TA 1 0 1

Pct .000 .000 .000

A A/S SA SA/S 48 0.10 1 0.03 4 0.12 3 0.09 8 0.11 4 0.05

SE DIG 7 19 2 18 9 37

D/S RE 0.47 0 0.55 1 0.49 1

BS 0 0 0

BA 0 0 0

TB 0 0 0

B/S 0.00 0.00 0.00

BE 0 0 0

BHE 0 0 0

Points 1.0 3.0 4.0

Pts/S 1.0 0.09 0.05


CAREER HIGHS Aces Asssts Digs

2 19 5

5 times, last time at ASU (11/4/6) 3s, vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12) vs. Minnesota (8/27/11)

FUN FACTS Favorite Color: ............................................................... Turquoise Favorite Hobbies: . ................................ hanging out with friends Most Prized Possession: ..............................................My Laptop When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: . ............Veterinarian Favorite Place on Campus: .....................Jaqua Academic Center Favorite EntrĂŠe/Dish: ................. Teriyaki Chicken & steamed rice Favorite Ice Cream:................................................. Cookie Dough Favorite Drink: ..............................................................Root Beer Favorite Type of Food: ....................................................... Italian Favorite Actress: .........................................Natalie Portman Favorite TV Drama: ....................................Pretty Little Liars Favorite TV Reality Show: ..............................The Buried Life Favorite Singer or Band/CD: ...............................Taylor Swift Favorite Book: .........................................Harry Potter Series I Chose Oregon Because: The coaches, the competitiveness, and of course the awesome facilities. Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: . I always start with my left leg when putting on socks, kneepads and shoes. Biggest Fan: ................... Family, friends, and previous coaches.


JUNIOR PROFILES

#6 LIZ BRENNER Junior • Outside Hitter • 6-1 • Portland, Ore. • Jesuit HS

All-American

The Ducks’ most gifted multi-sport athlete and 2013 Sullivan Award finalist continued to raise the bar as a sophomore and became its first underclass volleyball All-American, and a key member of the basketball and track and field squads. As a freshman in 2011-12, was an All-Pac-12 Freshman Team volleyball choice, and joined the basketball and softball teams midseason after injuries to key players on both squads. As a high school senior, named the Oregon 6A prep volleyball player of the year in 2010 was an AVCA Under Armour Prep first-team All-American her senior season and an all-state first-team choice also as a sophomore and junior. Was also tabbed the 2011 6A state basketball player of the year, won 6A state shot put titles in 2010 and ‘11 (and was a javelin runner-up), and was a 2009 6A first-team all-state softball choice, not to mention an 11-time raquetball world champion. Sophomore Season (2012) • All-Pac-12 / All-Region Team / Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention A key member of the nation’s team leader in kills per set (15.95 per set), she posted 26 double-digit kill totals the last 33 matches (and logged nine-kill tallies in six of the other seven). Overall in 2012, she led the team in hitting in 11 matches, and points and kills 10 times, and was one of the team’s key passers in serve receive. At season’s end, she stood top 70 nationally in both kills (69th, 3.92 per set) and points (70th, 4.39 p/s), and was ninth and eighth in the Pac-12 in points and kills. She posted the team’s fourth-highest totals in kills (26) and points (27.5) of the campaign in four- and five-set matches vs. both No. 16 BYU and California. She also logged her next five-highest kill totals of the year against NCAA qualifiers – at No. 6 Washington (22 (5s), .410), at No. 7 Stanford (19 (5s)), at No. 2 USC (16 (3s), .577), vs. St. Mary’s (17 (3s), .538) and at Cal (16 (4s)). Among her .300-or-better hitting totals on the season, seven were over .500, including a season high .571 at USC (16 kills). Three other of those totals came in Pac-12 play in three-set wins vs. Arizona (.516, 18K), Washington State (.500, 12K) and at Utah (.571, 9 kills). She won her first Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honor in early November for her play in three- and five-set wins vs. Arizona (18K, .516, career high 4 aces) and ASU (17K, .297, 11 digs) – and the latter was one of eight double-doubles on the season (all of which came in league or postseason action). In her first year serving as a collegian, she logged a career-best four high aces in a three-set win vs. Arizona in early November among her five, multi-ace matches. Academic All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention. Season Highs (*Career Highs): Hitting .577 (16-13-26), vs #26 Oregon State (9/19/12); Kills 26 (26-6-44) (5s), vs Cal (11/2/12); (4s) vs. BYU (12/9/12); Points 27.5 (26-1-0.5) (5s) vs Cal (11/2/12); (4s) vs. BYU (12/9/12); Blocks *5 (1BS-4BA) (4s) vs UCSB (9/5/12); (2-3) (5s) at #7 Stanford (10/5/12); Aces *4 (3s) vs Arizona (11/10/12); Digs *20 (5s) at #6 Washington (11/16/12).

Freshman Season (2011) • All-Pac-12 Freshman Team Oregon’s first, three-sport female athlete since Peg Rees (1974-76), she was the team’s second-leading outside hitter, topped Duck newcomers and ranked third on the squad in kills (2.74 per set), just behind junior outside hitter Katherine Fischer (2.75 p/s). She also stood third among starters in hitting (.241) and points (2.96 per set), and fourth in blocks (0.39 per set). Picked up her second Pac-12 Freshman of Week season honor after the team’s second-ever pair of road wins at No. 5 Stanford and No. 3 California in mid-November to cement an NCAA tournament invitation for the squad. At the Cardinal, she tied the league regular season high in kills (31) – and became only the third frosh to stake over 20 kills in a match on the season with Arizona’s Madison Kingdon (20, .255 at OSU) and Utah’s Chelsey Schofield (21, .167 at ASU). Her team season high .651 hitting mark that night against the nation’s top-ranked blocking team was the Pac-12’s eighth-best mark overall on the year and best with 20 or more kills. Similarly, her 32.5 points was a team season high and sixth-best overall in the league (and tops among underclassmen). The next night at Berkeley, she led the team in blocks (4), and landed 13 kills. Two weeks before, she picked up her first Pac-12 Freshman of the Week nod after the team’s sweep at NCAA qualifier Arizona (9K) and 3-1 win at ASU (18K, .371). Could have easily won a third honor after her impressive first weekend of collegiate play in the AVCA Collegiate Showcase at No.1 Penn State. In the 3-1 win over the four-time defending national champions, she logged a match high .579 hitting mark - the team’s second-best mark of the season - and had 12 kills and four digs. The next night against No. 12 Minnesota, she hit .368 and added 10 kills and three blocks against the eventual NCAA regional advancers in the 3-2 loss. Overall, she had 14 doubledigit kill tallies (including 11 in league play) and topped .300 in nine matches, including a third .500 mark that ranked sixth-best for UO on the season (.526, 12K-2E-19A in home sweep vs. Colorado). Among the team’s 31 matches overall, she paced the team in hitting six times, in blocks (4), kills (2) and points (2). In the winter, joined the Duck

BRENNER’S STATS Year SP-MP K K/S E TA 2011 105-29 288 2.74 122 688 2012 119-35 466 3.92 170 1018 Total 227-65 765 3.37 296 1730

Pct .241 .291 .271

A A/S SA SA/S 12 0.11 0 0.00 28 0.24 24 0.20 41 0.18 24 0.11

SE DIG 4 64 25 308 31 379

D/S 0.61 2.59 1.67

RE 16 29 46

BS 5 12 17

BA 36 41 77

TB 41 53 94

B/S 0.39 0.45 0.41

BE 9 6 15

BHE 0 1 1

Points 311.0 522.5 844.5

Pts/S 2.96 4.39 3.72


CAREER HIGHS Hitting .651 (31K-3E-43A) Kills 31 (31K-3E-43A) Points 32.5 (31K-3BA) Blocks 5 (3 BA)

at #5 Stanford (11/18/11) at #5 Stanford (11/18/11) at #5 Stanford (11/18/11) vs UCSB (9/5/12) at #7 Stanford (10/5/12)

FUN FACTS Nicknames: ............................................................. Liz, Lizzy Bear Favorite Color: ....................................................................Yellow Favorite Stuffed Animals: .......................Kaylee (dog), Max (cat) Greatest Accomplishment: ....Winning the national softball title When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: . ............Veterinarian Intended Career Profession: .Human physiology/athletic training If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: . ................LeBron James First Carz: ............................................White minivan with flames Favorite Place I’ve Visited: ..............................................Hawai’i Favorite Entrée/Dish: ..........................................Orange Chicken Favorite Ice Cream / Snack: .Cookies and Cream/ Chips and salsa Favorite Drink: ....... Dr. Pepper, Strawberry Surfrider Jamba Juice Favorite Type of Food: ....................................................... Italian Favorite Movie....................................................Dodgeball Favorite Actor / Actress / Movie: .Ryan Reynolds / Cameron Diaz

basketball team after an injury to starting forward Amanda Johnson. Ultimately started eight basketball games and played 21, and averaged 5.8 points, 5.8 rebounds and 23.8 minutes a game as a forward. Her season scoring high (16 points) came against USC in late January only a month after she joined the team. In spring, joined softball team in mid-April after the team’s back-up catcher, suffered a season-ending knee injury. Brenner proceeded to play the next day in both games in the doubleheader sweep of Portland State and walked twice, and scored twice in her six at-bats. Ended with three walks and two runs among her 10 at-bats.

High School The state’s first repeat volleyball player of the year since 2003-04 (and a three-time all-state first-team choice), Brenner led her Jesuit squad to state runner-up honors as a junior and senior (and 17-1 and 15-1 marks), and a win her sophomore campiagn (and perfect 19-0 record). As a freshman, she was a second-team all-league volleyball pick, and her team took fourth in the state tourney, to go along with league titles all four seasons. In winter of 2010-11, was named the 6A state basketball player of the year after she led her team to the state title, thanks to her 17 points and 11 rebounds in a 42-39 in the championship game win over No. 1 Clackamas. As a senior, she sported career-best averages in scoring (15.9) and rebounds (8.9) and shot 56 percent from the field and 72 percent on free throws for the Crusaders (27-1). As a junior, her basketball squad took second in the state tourney, and she was an all-state second-team choice. At end of the 2009-10 season, she added Oregon Prep Athlete of the Year laurels after she picked up first-team all-state honors in the javelin and shot put with her first- and second-place finishes (43-2.25 / 146-6). Won second state shot put crown as a senior (45-4.75). Club-wise on the volleyball hardwood, she has played for the Nike Northwest Juniors Air Elite team (2009-) that placed fifth in the 2011 AAU national tournament, and Multnomah Athletic Club (2003-08). Also is a multiple raquetball world champion. Personal: Sport Marketing major. Parents are Douglas and Jennifer and has one older sister Mary Claire who was an outfielder for the Oregon State softball team (2009-12). Both of her parents were collegiate swimmers at Montana (dad) and the College of St. Catherine (mom).


SOPHOMORE PROFILES

#18 MARTENNE BETTENDORF Sophomore • Outside Hitter • 6-2 • Portland, Ore. • Central Catholic HS Projected to be one of team’s top outside hitters in 2013 as a sophomore after the team graduated a pair of starters from 2012 (National Player of the Year Alaina Bergsma and Katherine Fischer). Looks forward to first season potentially playing the back row since the Duck system often plays freshmen only in front row, depending on team’s needs/player’s passing ability. As a senior, the prep All-American was the 6A state player of the year and led her Central Catholic high school team to a 33-0 record in 2011. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Played in 29 of the team’s 35 matches and 51 of its 123 sets (including 30 in the Pac-12 and six in the postseason). Was team’s top addition at outside hitter, and ranked second among newcomers in hitting, kills per set and blocks. Logged first double-digit career totals in kills (10) and points (10.5) in her start and three sets vs. No. 1 Stanford in early November. Nearly attained the feat in the preseason in two sets vs. Houston (8K, season high .312, 8.5 points) and in three sets vs. Western Carolina (7K, 7.5P). Logged first career ace in NCAA Regional final at No. 10 Nebraska. Logged one block on six occasions (including three in league play and once in the postseason). Season Highs: Hitting: .312 ( 8- 3-16), vs Houston (8/25/12); Kills: 10 ( 10- 4-25) 3s, vs #1 Stanford (11/4/12); Points: 10.5 ( 10- 0- 0.5) 3s, vs #1 Stanford (11/4/12) PREP: As a senior, the prep All-American was the 6A state player of the year and led her Central Catholic high school team to a 33-0 record in 2011. Also a 6A all-state first-team pick as a junior and second-team choice as a sophomore, she was the Qwest Player of the Match in the 2009 State Championships finale, and an all-state tournament team selection. She was tabbed 41st by Prepvolleyball.com on its Senior Aces team, and picked up past nods on its Junior Top 75, Sophomore 79 and Frosh 59 squads. Her Central Catholic squad won state titles in 2009, ’10 and ‘11. The four-time Mt. Hood Conference champions also placed third in the 6A state tournament her freshman campaign in 2008. She has played on the highly-respected Oregon Northwest Juniors Club since 2010 that has ranked first in the region her last two seasons. She was also selected to the 2011 USA Volleyball Youth National Training Team, and played on the bronze-medal USA A2 Red Team in the 2010 USA Youth High Performance Tournament. PERSONAL: Undeclared major. Parents are Jeff and Kristen. Has one older sister Arielle. Her dad Jeff pitched for the Oakland A’s in 1984, and was a 1979 second-round draft choice.

BETTENDORF’S STATS Year SP-MP 2012 51-29

K K/S 50 0.98

E TA Pct 29 143 .147

A A/S SA SA/S 0 0.00 1 0.02

SE DIG 1 5

D/S RE 0.10 1

BS 0

BA 6

TB 6

B/S 0.12

BE 2

BHE 0

Points 54.0

Pts/S 1.06


CAREER HIGHS Hitting .312 (8K-3E-16A) Kills 10 (10K-4E-25A) Points 10.5 (10K-0.5BA)

vs Houston (8/25/12) at #1 Stanford (11/4/12) at #1 Stanford (11/4/12)

FUN FACTS Nicknames............................ Mar, Martini, Teen, Teeny, M, Tooners Favorite Color..........................................................................Blue Favorite Stuffed Animal....................................Unicorn pillow pet Pets Growing Up...............Woody (Beagle) Cheryl (cat) Dinah (cat) If I got a Tatoo, it Would be of....My grandfather won’t let me... Favorite Saying/Motto...................................“Hunt or be Hunted” Best Dish I Can Make.........................................Rice Krispie Treats Favorite Movie / Actress.......................... Lion King/ Meryl Streep Favorite TV Drama..............................................Pretty Little Liars Favorite Cartoon Character....................................... SpongeBob Favorite Singer..........................................................Justin Bieber


SOPHOMORE PROFILES

#5 CANACE FINLEY

Sophomore • Middle Blocker • 6-2 • Fort Collins, Colo. • Poudre HS

Confirmed her explosive athletic prep potential as the team’s top middle blocker as a freshman in the fall of 2012, and helped team to NCAA and Pac-12 runner-up finishes (and school record for wins-30). After competing among more than 300 collegians in the USA Volleyball National Team tryout in February 2013, accepted a bid to play on the Junior National Team for the 2013 FIVB Women’s Junior World Championship in the Czech Republic (June 21-30). In the fall of 2012, was the lone freshman to consistently start for the senior-heavy Duck squad, and had many of her best efforts against the nation’s top teams in the postseason. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Started 28 of the team’s 35 matches at middle blocker (and played 34), and paced the team in blocks per set average (0.77 per set) for the season. The team leader in blocks in 11 matches, she logged a team-season high six blocks in the four-set NCAA semifinal win over No.1 Penn State, and three-set win at Portland State. She also had five blocks in sweeps of No. 13 Dayton, Western Carolina and Arizona State, and four-set win at California. She logged four .500 hitting marks in sweeps vs. No. 13 Dayton (.636, 7 kills), Western Carolina (.500, 9 kills) and Washington State (.500, 7 kills) and four-setter at WSU (.625, 6 kills). She added .400-or-better totals in the NCAA finale vs. No. 3 Texas (.429, 5 kills), NCAA semifinal vs. No. 1 Penn State (.417, 6 kills) and NCAA First Round against Northern Colorado (.444, 6 kills), and same-weekend sweeps at Colorado (.455, 5K) and Utah (.462, 8K). Among her 12 +.300 totals overall on the season, others came in a fivesetter vs. Arizona State (.357, 7 kills) and three-set win at Oregon State (.375). Her per set average for kills (1.09) and hitting (.226) led Duck newcomers, and she ranked fifth overall for UO in each category (and second among underclassmen). Season Highs: Hitting: .500 ( 9- 1-16), (3s) vs. Houston (8/25/12); (4-2-7) (4s) vs. No. 2 Washington (1/13/12); Kills: 9 (9K-3E-12A), (3s) vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12); Points: 10 (7K1 SA- 4 BA) 3s, vs. No. 13 Dayton (12/12); Blocks: 6 (1BS- 5BA), at PSU (9/12/12); (6BA), vs. No. 1 Penn State (12/13/12). PREP: The 2011 Gatorade State Player of the Year candidate was a first-team all-conference pick as a senior and second-team choice as a junior. A three-year volleyball letterwinner, she also has competed in track and field in the 200m, 400m and high jump. On the club circuit, she has played the last two seasons for former two-time NCAA Coach of the Year Terry Pettit, and the U16 All-Rocky Mountain Region firstteam choice helped her team place ninth in the AAU U16 Open among its many tourney highlights. PERSONAL: Anthropology intended major. Parents are Jim Finley and Sara Rathburn. Has one younger brother, Sawyer.

FINLEY’S STATS Year SP-MP K K/S 2012 112-34 122 1.09

E TA Pct 62 266 .226

A A/S SA SA/S 4 0.04 1 0.01

SE DIG 2 7

D/S RE 0.06 0

BS 15

BA 71

TB 86

B/S 0.77

BE 7

BHE 2

Points 173.5

Pts/S 1.54


CAREER HIGHS Hitting .500 (9-1-16) 3s Kills 9 (9K-3E-12A) 3s Points 9.5 (9-0-0.5) 3s Blocks 6 (1 BS-5 BA)

FUN FACTS

vs Houston (8/25/12) vs. #2 Washington (1/13/12) vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12) vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12) at Utah (10/28/12) at Portland State (9/12/12)

Favorite Color......................................................................Yellow Favorite Stuffed Animal.........................................Bee Pillow Pet Pets Growing Up................................Tw Dogs (Willow and Beau) Favorite Hobbies........... Swimming and hanging out with friends Most Prized Possession.................................................My phone When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a.........................Doctor Intended Career Profession.................................Anthropologist If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody...................... Ryan Lochte Favorite Place I’ve Visited..................................................Belize Favorite Place I’d Like to Travel to....................................... Italy


SOPHOMORE PROFILES

#11 MADDIE MAGEE Sophomore • Outside Hitter • 6-1 • Sammamish, Wash. • Skyline HS Will challenge for increased playing time as a sophomore in 2013 for the returning Pac-12 and NCAA runners-up after the departure of several key players (including two starting outside hitters). Impressed coaches as a freshman with her athletic potential and was second most called-upon newcomer at outside hitter. As a frosh, was inserted in the Pac12 and postseason matches in double-switch situations to improve team’s blocking in key situations late in various sets. One of team’s busiest players off the court with her role on the department’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Played 26 of the team’s 35 matches, and among her 47 sets of action, five came in the postseason and 27 came in Pac-12 play. Notched her season high in kills (6) and hitting (.857) in the season-opening sweep of Toledo. In second week of season, made first collegiate start in three-set win over Western Carolina (4K, .273) and logged season high in blocks (2). Also logged multiple kills vs. UC Santa Barbara (3) and Houston (2), and blocks in wins over No. 24 Ohio State, UCSB, No. 2 Washington and Northern Colorado. Played four of the team’s six matches in its best-ever NCAA tournament run, including two sets vs.Texas in the national championship. Season Highs: Hitting: .857 (6K- 0E- 7A), vs. Toledo (8/24/12); Kills: 6 (6K- 0E- 7A) 3s, vs. Toledo (8/24/12); Points: 6.0 (6K- 0SA- 0B) 3s, vs. Toledo (8/24/12); Blocks: 2 (0 BA- 2 BS), vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12). PREP: A 2011 PrepVolleyball Senior Ace 150 pick, she was honored in previous years by the publication as a Frosh 59 selection and Underclassman to Watch. She was a first-team All-Kingco pick as a senior and freshman and a second-team choice as a sophomore and junior. As a senior, the four-year letterwinner averaged over 5.00 kills per set and posted match highs of 26 kills and 18 digs. In the 4A state tourney, she led the team to its best-ever finish (sixth) after she landed 22 kills and 10 digs in a four-set win over Kent-Meridian. A 2009 USA Volleyball Select A1 Team member, her squad placed third in the 2009 High Performance Championships. Club-wise, her Washington Volleyball Academy team took 23rd in the 2011 Junior Nationals Open Division and 32nd in ’10. Off the court was a four-time scholar-athlete honoree. PERSONAL: Sports Marketing intended major. Parents are Ben and Correine, and has one younger brother, Jack. Her aunt, Renee Magee, was a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic swim team after she competed for North Carolina State.

MAGEE’S STATS Year SP-MP 2012 47-26

K K/S 17 0.36

E 3

TA Pct 35 .400

A A/S SA SA/S 1 0.02 0 0.00

SE DIG 0 3

D/S RE 0.06 0

BS 0

BA 6

TB 6

B/S 0.13

BE 1

BHE 0

Points 20.0

Pts/S 0.43


CAREER HIGHS Hitting .857 (6K-0E-7A) Kills 6 (6K-0E-7A) 3s Points 6 (6K-0SA-0B) 3s Blocks 2 (0 BA-2 BS)

FUN FACTS

vs. Toledo (8/24/12) vs. Toledo (8/24/12) vs. Toledo (8/24/12) vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12)

Favorite Color: ...........................................................Pink Pets Growing Up: ....................... Yellow Lab named Annabelle If I got a Tatoo, it Would be of: ... An infinity sign with my mom I Chose Oregon Because: .........................What’s not to love?! Special Item I Have to Travel With: My Duck pillow pet Puddles Favorite Hobbies:................ Horseback riding, baking cupcakes Personal Hero:....................................................... My dad Favorite Place I’ve Visited: ...............................Oahu, Hawaii Favorite Place I’d Like to Travel to:........................ Bora Bora Favorite Movie: . ............................................... Act of Valor Favorite TV Shows: Modern Family, Grey’s Anatomy, The Bachelor Favorite Cartoon Character: ..........Bubbles from Finding Nemo


SOPHOMORE PROFILES

#17 TATUM NORTON Sophomore • Defensive Specialist/Libero • 5-6 • Costa Mesa, Calif. • Vista HS In 2013, should challenge for the starting role at libero as a sophomore after the graduation of U.S. A2 National Team member and three-year Duck starter Haley Jacob and four-year letterwinner and defensive specialist Kellie Kawasaki. Impressed coaches as a freshman in 2012, and played 48 sets at one of the team’s deepest positions. As a prep was a firstteam all-league, all-county and All-CIF selection as a senior, and played six seasons for the Orange County Volleyball Club. FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): One of team’s top defensive additions, played 48 of the team’s 123 sets (including 27 in Pac-12 play and three in the postseason). Made first collegiate start vs. Toledo in the season opener. Logged first collegiate ace the next match vs. Houston. Posted a season-high nine digs the second week of the season in three sets in Western Carolina win. Landed first Pac-12 season ace vs. Utah. Altogether, posted multiple digs in nine contests. Season Highs: Digs: 9 (3s), vs Western Carolina (8/31/12); Aces: 1, (2s) vs Houston (8/25/12), (3s) vs. Utah (9/28/12). PREP: Was tabbed a first-team all-league, all-county and All-CIF selection as a senior in 2011. Lettered two seasons for Newport Harbor High School at libero and graduated in 2012. Played six seasons for the Orange County Volleyball Club. Helped team win 2011 junior national championship national division, and was an all-tourney team selection. Was coached in high school by Dan Glenn and in club by Charlie Brande. Off the court, was an honor roll selection, and volunteered with the Assistance League, Operation School Bell and Camp Snoop organizations. PERSONAL: Communications intended major. Parents are Kirk and Julie, and has one older brother, Parker.

NORTON’S STATS Year SP-MP 2012 48-27

K K/S 0 0.00

E 0

TA Pct 0 .000

A A/S SA SA/S 2 0.04 2 0.04

SE DIG 3 33

D/S RE 0.69 2

BS 0

BA 0

TB 0

B/S 0.00

BE 0

BHE 0

Points 2.0

Pts/S 0.04


CAREER HIGHS Digs 9 (3s) Aces 1

vs. Western Carolina (8/31/12) vs. Houston (8/25/12) vs. Utah (9/28/12)

FUN FACTS Nicknames..................................................................... Tates, Tate Favorite Color.............................................................neon yellow Pets Growing Up....................................................My dog Peanut Favorite Saying/Motto.............................“Every” -Charlie Brande If I could go back in time, I’d go to............ semi-finals CIF game Favorite Hobbies................................................ traveling, surfing Greatest Accomplishment............... Playing volleyball at Oregon Personal Hero.....................................................................My dad Most Prized Possession.....................................................My dog When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a............. Photographer If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody..................Michael Phelps First Car...................................................................................Prius Favorite Place I’ve Visited . ......................................... Costa Rica


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#15 SERENA WARNER

Junior • Middle Blocker • 6-1• Houston, Texas • Ohio University/Homeschool

The junior middle blocker and transfer will be a key addition in her first season for the Ducks in 2013. As a sophomore for Ohio University, ranked 36th nationally in blocks, hit .306, and was a two-time All-Mid-American Conference Defensive Player of the Week. In fall of 2012, helped the Bobcats (21-10, 14-2) win the MAC East Division regular-season title and advance to the conference tourney semifinals. In the classroom, also shined as a Dean’s List selection and Academic All-MAC honorable mention. As a prep, was a four-time all-state pick (2007-10), 2010 Under Armor Watch List honoree, PrepVolleyball.com Top-100 Senior Ace honorable mention, and an All-Nationals team choice in 2009 and ‘10. 2012 BEFORE OREGON (at Ohio): Enjoyed a breakthrough season both offensively and defensively as key starter at middle blocker for the Bobcats. Ranked 36th nationally in blocks (1.29 per set) and 170th in hitting (.306), and also led the MAC in blocks and stood fourth in hitting. Playing 109 of the team’s 110 sets, she paced her squad in hitting and blocking, and ranked second on team in aces (0.22 per set) and fourth in kills (1.68 per set). Was tabbed conference defensive player of the week after her play in the Baymont Invitational and all-tourney team honors (17K, .400, 15B) that included six blocks vs. the Ducks and the Wildcats (along with eight kills and a .700 mark vs. Western Carolina). Her 11 blocks vs. Dayton in four sets was the league high, and she also had the team’s third-best block tally vs Miami (8, 4s) and Kent State (8, 3s), fifth-best total vs. Akron (7, 3s) and Northern Illinois (7, 5s), and ninth-best tally vs. Notre Dame (6, 5s). She also logged a team-season high three aces vs. Buffalo (3 sets) and Akron (4s). In the classroom, was an Academic All-MAC honorable mention selection. 2011 (at Ohio): Played in nine matches for Bobcats (23-10, MAC East 13-3), and made her first collegiate start in a win over South Carolina State ... Saw her first collegiate action in a match at Kentucky, where she recorded her first kill and two block assists ... Had multi-kill games against South Carolina State (3) and Northern Illinois (2) ... Also had her first dig against South Carolina State, and finished with two block assists and 4.0 points ... Scored points in five of her nine appearances for the MAC Tourney semifinalists. Season Highs: Kills: 3, vs. S.C. State (9/16/11); Hitting: 1.000 vs. Miamia (10/30/11), Assists: 1 (4 times); Digs: 1, vs. South Carolina State (9/16/11), Blocks: 2 (2 times), Block Assists: 2 (2 times), Points: 4.0, vs. South Carolina. State (9/16/11). PREP: While with the Texas Tornados Homeschool Team, she was an All-Tournament Team selection twelve times in her career. She also helped lead her team to four top-10 finishes at both the state and national levels at the annual home-school tournaments, and was MVP of the 2010 Nationals tournament. Also played for the Texas Pride (2011) club team. PERSONAL: Journalism/Advertising major. Parents are Randy and Veronica and has one older sister, Marina. Her father played basketball for Pierce College and ran track for Umpqua Community College, and her mother played volleyball and competed in track for UCC.

WARNER’S STATS Year SP-MP K K/S E TA Pct A A/S SA SA/S SE DIG D/S RE 2011 12 9 9 0.75 - 19 .421 4 0 .33 0 0.00 1 0.08 - 2012 109 31 183 1.68 - 438 .306 14 0 .13 24 0.22 56 0.51 - TOTAL 121 40 192 1 .57 - 457 .310 18 0 .15 24 0.20 57 0.47 -

BS BA 0 5 10 131 10 136

TB B/S BE 5 0.42 - 141 1.29 - 146 1.21 -

BHE - - -

Points 11.5 282.5 294.0

Pts/S 0.96 2.59 2.43


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#10 AMANDA BENSON Freshman • Libero • 5-7 • Lichtfield, Ariz. • Xavier Prep High School The Junior National Team libero joins the Ducks for the fall 2013 season, and will compete for the starter role after the graduation of former A2 National Team member Haley Jacob, and fellow four-year libero/defensive specialist starter Kellie Kawasaki. Is one of three libero/defensive specialists on the UO roster with junior Natalie Bookout Gonzalez and sophomore Tatum Norton. Honored as the Arizona State Player of the Year as a senior, she also won the Best Defender Award in the skills competition at the Under Armour All-America Volleyball Match at the NCAA Final Four in Louisville. Prep: Helped the U.S. Junior National Team win the gold medal in the 2012 NORCECA Games in Nicaragua, and was a member of the 2011 USAVB Youth Select A2 National Team. A 2012 PrepVolleyball Senior Ace and Under Armour All-American, the publication also tabbed her a 2010 National Sophomore of the Year Finalist, and Defensive Dandy in 2009 and 2011. In high school action in 2012, the state player of the year helped her Xavier Prep team finish 34-11 and place second in the state championship. As a junior she was an All-Arizona and All-State Division 1 First Team Pick. As a sophomore was an Arizona Large School All-State First-Team pick and Prepvolleyball. com National Sophomore of the Year finalist in 2010. As a freshman, she was an Arizona Fiesta All-Region choice and started for the 5A-1 state champion. In club action, she has starred for the Spiral (2013), Club Red (2010-12), and Arizona Sky (2006-09) teams. Personal: Intended Psychology major. Parents are Brett and Cristina, and has an older brother (Nicholas) and a younger brother (Ryne). Her uncle (David Alcoriza) was a member of the 1996 Olympic Shooting team, and her grandfather (Ronly Alcoriza) is a member of the ATA National Hall of Fame.

#8 NAYA CRITTENDEN Freshman • Outside Hitter• 6-2 • Modesto, Calif. The left-handed outside hitter is part of a talented five-member freshman class (and is the only outside hitter). Was tabbed to the Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 list in February 2013 with Duck incoming frosh Haylee Roberts (one of six Ducks in Jim Moore’s head coaching tenure). With the graduation of two senior outside hitters after the fall 2012 campaign (National Player of the Year Alaina Bergsma and Katherine Fischer) will challenge for action immediately thanks to her explosive athletic potential. Prep: The dynamic multi-sport athlete and three-year volleyball letterwinner blossomed into an all-conference pick in 2011. In club action, her Rage VC team was a 2012 regional qualifier and placed sixth in the Gold Division, and added fifth place in the National Division at Junior Nationals. Also an accomplished sprinter, the three-year letterwinner helped her 4x100meter relay team win Modesto Metropolitan Conference titles in 2011 and ’12, and her pre-senior season best time in the 400 meters was 59.33. Personal: Intended Marketing major. Parents are Michael and Pamela, and has one older brother, Omari. Her father ran track for California, and Omari was a USC football player (2007-10). Among other family football ties, her uncle (Andre Todd) played at Oregon State, and her cousin Keylin Macke plays at San Mateo College. Three other cousins were or currently are collegiate track and field athletes - Talia Stewart (USC, 200509), Tracy Stewart (California, 2006-11) and Thandie Stewart (Miami, 2012-Present).

#13 NICKY KERVORKEN Freshman • Middle Blocker •6-3 • Thousand Oaks, Calif. • Westlake One of four middle blocker additions for Ducks in fall of 2013 - three of which are freshmen. As a prep senior, won the Westlake High School volleyball team’s Warrior Award for leading team in blocks during the season. Prep: Lettered two seasons at middle blocker for Westlake High School for Coach Ernest Rittenhouse, and her high school stats follow: 45 aces, 128 kills, 101 blocks, 49 digs, 4 assists. On club circuit played for the SMBC for three seasons and the LAVA for two seasons and coached by T.G. Pierce and Scott Collins. one older brother, Scott.

Personal: Intended English major. Parents are Michael and Cindy. Has two older sisters, Megan and Kate, and


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#9 KACEY NADY Freshman • Middle Blocker • 6-2 • El Cajon, Calif. • West Hills One of four middle blocker additions for the Ducks in fall of 2013 - three of which are freshmen - and part of a six-member newcomer class. A four-year prep letterwinner, she was an all-state honorable mention in Arizona as a sophomore in 2010. Prep: A two-year letterwinner at West Hills High School (El Cajon, Calif.), she led her team to Grossmont League volleyball titles in 2011 and 2012. The prior seasons, was the athlete of the year as a sophomore in 2010 for Kofa Bailey Nations High School (Yuma, Ariz.). She helped her Kofa squads win a pair of Gila Villey Region volleyball titles, and was a two-year letterwinner in both basketball and track and field. In summer of 2012, her Coast Volleyball Club placed 10th in the Junior Olympics and third in the Southern California qualifier. Also lettered two seasons in basketball at forward and center, and two seasons in track as a high jumper, sprinter and shot putter. Personal: Intended nursing major. Parents are D. and Karen, and has one older brother Nolan. Her father played football for four seasons for SMU, and her cousin Xavier Nady is a first baseman for the Kansas City Royals.


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