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MATCH NOTES

CLOSING OUT AN SEC ROAD TRIP

at LSU [10-3, 3-0] /// 7 p.m. CT

SUNDAY

at Arkansas [10-4, 2-1] /// 1 p.m. CT /// SPSO

2011 RECORD

[ SEPT. 30 & OCT. 2 /// BATON ROUGE, LA. /// FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. ]

FRIDAY

TO NOTE... CONFERENCE CLASHES

OPPONENTS AT A QUICK GLANCE

Following two victories on the road against Southeastern Conference foes South Carolina and Florida, the Lady Vols will close out their four-match SEC road trip with stops in Baton Rouge, La., and Fayetteville, Ark. Friday’s match against LSU will be a showdown between two SEC division leaders. Tennessee leads the East, while the TIgers sit atop the leaderboard in the West. Something will have to give, as UT has only lost once on the road this season, while LSU has only dropped one match at home. Tennessee has won seven straight meetings over the Arkansas dating back to Nov. of 2007. The overall series however is much closer, as the two teams have met 28 times, with each team winning 14 matches.

LSU enters Friday’s match against UT with an overall record of 10-3. Someone’s “O” has got to go, as both the Tigers and the Lady Vols are perfect in conference matches. Tennessee is 4-0 against SEC opponents, while LSU is 3-0. Arkansas has played three SEC opponents this season in Alabama, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. In their only match last weekend, the Razorbacks swept MSU, 3-0 at home.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT The Lady Vols are coming off a memorable weekend on the road, in which the team defeated South Carolina on Friday and topped the No. 6 Florida in a five-set thriller on ESPNU Sunday evening. In both matches this past weekend, sophomores Kelsey Robinson and Carly Sahagian each registered double-doubles. Sahagian tied a career-high in kills with 19 at UF, along with 13 digs. Robinson blasting 17 kills in addition to 12 digs versus Florida to give her double-double number nine. The SEC took note of Sahagian’s efforts, naming her the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. The awards weren’t done yet, as junior DeeDee Harrison earned SEC Defensive Player of the Week. In the matches versus USC and UF, Harrison blocked a total of 12 shots, with an average of 1.33 blocks per set. She also set career-highs in blocks assists and total blocks against South Carolina with seven and eight, respectively.

 LSU 2011 Record: 10-3 (3-0 SEC) All-Time Series Record: LSU leads 33-17 Rob Patrick vs. LSU: LSU leads 11-8 2010 Meeting Results: 10/10/10 (Baton Rouge): LSU def. Tennessee 3-1 (2523, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20) 11/12/10 (Knoxville): LSU def. Tennessee 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 25-21)

2011

TENNESSEE /// LADY VOLUNTEERS VOLLEYBALL

OVERALL RECORD: 11-2 SEC NON-CONFERENCE HOME AWAY NEUTRAL

4-0 7-2 5-0 3-1 3-1

 2011 SEASON SCHEDULE AUGUST

 Comcast Lady Vol Classic 26 27

Ohio Villanova Maryland

W, 3-2 W, 3-0 W, 3-2

SEPTEMBER

 Illinois State Farm Classic Champaign, Ill. 2 @ #7 Illinois 3 vs. #21 Dayton vs. Houston

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

 Virginia Tech Invitational Blacksburg, Va. 9 10

vs. Seton Hall vs. American @ Virginia Tech

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1

16 18 23 25 30

Georgia * Auburn * @ South Carolina * @ Florida @ LSU *

W, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-2 7 p.m. CT

 Arkansas 2011 Record: 10-4 (2-1 SEC) All-Time Series Record: Tied 14-14 Rob Patrick vs. LSU: UT leads 13-12 2010 Meeting Results: 10/8/10 (Fayetteville): Tennessee def. Arkansas 3-2 (22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-15) 11/14/10 (Knoxville): Tennessee def. Arkansas 3-0 (25 -17, 25-15, 25-15)

THE SEC (HISTORICALLY SPEAKING) Tennessee has won at least 15 SEC matches each of the last three seasons leading up to 2011, finishing with 15 in 2008 and 2010 and 16 in 2009. Patrick is 148-90 in his career in the SEC. In 12 of his 14 seasons, he led the Lady Vols to a .500 or better record against the conference. In 2004, Tennessee roared through the conference with a 15-1 record, tying for first in the SEC and winning the SEC Tournament a week later.

CONTACT BOX /// MEDIA RELATIONS INFORMATION

OCTOBER 2 7 9 12 16 21 23 28 30

@ Arkansas * Alabama * Mississippi @ Kentucky * @ Mississippi State * @ Auburn * @ Georgia * Florida * South Carolina *

NOVEMBER 2 6 11 13 18 20 23

@ Louisville Mississippi State * Mississippi Alabama * Arkansas * LSU * Kentucky *

>> * SEC match

TODD MOUNCE

MATT MAGILL

Graduate Assistant Email: tmounce@utk.edu Office: 865.974.0311 Cell: 330.718.6040

Student Assistant Media Contact Email: mmagill1@utk.edu

1 p.m. CT 7 p.m. ET 1:30 p.m. ET 8 p.m. ET 1:30 p.m. CT 7 p.m. CT 1:30 p.m. ET 7 p.m. ET 1:30 p.m. ET

7 p.m. ET 1:30 p.m. ET 7 p.m. CT 1:30 p.m. CT 7 p.m. ET 2 p.m. ET 7 p.m. ET


TENNESSEE VOLLEYBALL ROSTER

 MEDIA INFORMATION MEDIA CREDENTIALS Requests for working media credentials should be directed to volleyball contact Todd Mounce. Those wishing to attend a match are asked to call the Media Relations Office to be placed on the pass list. Photo credentials will be issued only to accredited photographers or those individuals on special assignment. Because there are specifically designated areas for photographers, we ask that anyone shooting a Lady Vol volleyball match at Thompson-Boling Arena check with Todd prior to the start of the contest.

RADIO Thompson-Boling Arena is available for radio broadcasts through UT Telephone Services. In order to access these lines, those interested in broadcasting a particular match need to inform the UT Athletics Media Relations Office in writing at their earliest convenience and no later than three weeks prior to the contest. Radio stations also will need to contact UT Telephone Services at (865) 974-3121 to order a telephone line for use at the contest(s).

No. 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 17 24 30 35

Name Nikki Brice Stephanie Stoll Kylann Scheidt Shealyn Kolosky Tiffany Baker DeeDee Harrison Kelsey Robinson Ellen Mullins Leslie Cikra Kayla Jeter Mary Pollmiller Kelsey Mahoney Jasmine Brown Mercedes Vaughn Carly Sahagian

Pos. DS MB S MB OH/MB MB OH L/DS OH OH S S DS MB OH/DS

Ht. 5-8 6-2 6-0 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-2 5-6 6-4 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-1

Exp. Fr.-HS Fr.-RS So.-1L Fr.-HS Fr.-HS Jr.-2L So.-1L So.-1L Jr.-2L Sr.-3L Fr.-HS Sr.-3L Jr.-2L Fr.-HS So.-1L

Hometown (Previous School) Fullerton, Calif. (Troy H.S.) Bellevue, Wash. (Washington) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut H.S.) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South H.S.) Carrolton, Texas (Hebron H.S.) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro H.S.) Bartlett, Ill. (Wheaton-St. Francis H.S.) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan H.S.) Chagrin Falls, Ohio (Chagrin Falls H.S.) Solon, Ohio (Solon H.S.) Littleton, Colo. (Chatfield H.S.) Fort Worth, Texas (Keller Central H.S.) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Girls Preparatory School) Wilmington, Del. (Academy Park) Bartlett, Ill. (Bartlett H.S.)

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Kylann Scheidt Shealyn Kolosky Leslie Cikra Carly Sahagian

KYE-lynn SHITE SHAY-lynn SICK-ruh SUH-hay-gee-inn

STATISTICAL SERVICES Services provided include statistics generated from the StatCrew computer program. Match statistics will be handed to all attending members of the media and sports information personnel after every game. Following the conclusion of the match, final statistics will be faxed/emailed to the visiting sports information director’s fax/email list. Results will also be emailed to the sports information contact of visiting teams at the conclusion of the match in lieu of a sports information representative traveling with his or her team. Arrangements should be made in advance for any additional services.

COACHING STAFF Head Coach Record Entering 2011 Overall Record

Rob Patrick (Miami [Ohio], ’83) 292-150 (14 years) Same

Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Dir. of Volleyball Operations Volunteer Assistant Volleyball Office Phone

Alan Edwards (Western Carolina, ’99) Rachel Cooper (Mississippi State, ’06) Jenna Dover (UNC Asheville, ‘11) Jason Hames (865) 974-4275

INTERVIEWS Interviews will be available following the match after a 10-minute cooling-off period. Media wishing to interview the coaches or any players other than on game days are required to set up interviews with 24 hours notice through Todd Mounce in the UT Media Relations Office.

MEDIA RELATIONS INFORMATION  Overnight Mail Address Stokely Athletic Center 1720 Volunteer Blvd. Knoxville, TN 37996

 Todd Mounce Office Phone: 865.974.1212 Direct Line: 865.974.0311 Cell Phone: 330.718.6040 Fax: 865.974.8875 Email: tmounce@utk.edu Twitter: @TJMounce

TEAM INFORMATION 2010 Record SEC Record (Finish) NCAA Finish Letterwinners Returning/Lost Starters Returning/Lost Newcomers

25-7 15-5 (2nd - Eastern) NCAA Second Round 9/4* 4/2 + Libero* 6

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Youtube

>> * Lettermen & starters returning includes Kayla Jeter, who is out for the season with a torn ACL

INFO BOX /// LADY VOLS PRACTICE SCHEDULE SUNDAY [2]

MONDAY [3]

TUESDAY [4]

WEDNESDAY [5]

THURSDAY [6]

FRIDAY [7]

SATURDAY [8]

Match: @ Arkansas, 1 p.m. CT

Off

Practice: 3:30-6 p.m.

Practice: 3-6 p.m.

Practice: 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Match: Alabama, 7 p.m.

TBD


A LOOK AT THE 2011

SEC CAREER COACHING RECORDS

COACHING STAFF

Rank 1. 2.

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9 10

Name Mary Wise Fran Flory

School Florida 91-Pres. UK 1993-97 LSU 1998-Pres. Total 93-Pres. Sid Feldman Georgia 1978-88 Chris Poole Arkansas 1994-07 Scott Luster LSU 1985-1997 Rob Patrick UT 1997-Pres. Stephanie Schleuder Alabama 1974-81 Judy Green Alabama 1996-10 Bob Bertucci UT 1979-86 Kim Hudson S. Carolina 1993-04

Record 641-72 78-80 258-148 336-228 318-135 316-161 308-161 303-152 285-108 237-234 229-115 226-133

/// Source: tennesseevolleyball.net

PATRICK’S MILESTONE WINS

ROB PATRICK /// HEAD COACH Two-time National Coach of the Year Rob Patrick has developed a tradition of excellence since coming to Tennessee 15 years ago. Following his arrival at Rocky Top, Patrick has become one of the nation’s top coaches and helped the Lady Vols attain levels of success never before reached in Knoxville, as evidenced by NCAA Tournament berths in six of the last seven years, including a run to the Final Four in 2005. His nine-year stretch of winning seasons from 1998-2006 marks the longest-such run in program history, topping the previous high of seven, set from 1978-84. The Big Orange has won 20 or more matches in seven of the last nine campaigns. Prior

to Patrick’s arrival at UT in 1997, the Lady Vols last recorded a 20-win season in 1988. Patrick joined the UT program in July of 1997 after spending the previous three seasons as an assistant coach with national powerhouse Stanford. From 1994 to 1996, he helped lead the Cardinal to a combined 92-6 record and two NCAA championships, including title-game victories over UCLA and Hawaii in 1994 and 1996, respectively. During that stint, Stanford never lost a home match en route to participating in the 1995 NCAA Final Four and winning three consecutive Pac-10 titles.

Win # 1 50 100 200 250 300

Opponent (Date) ETSU (8.30.1997) Georgia State (10.26.1999) East Carolina (9.14.2002) Arkansas (9.17.2006) Arkansas (9.25.2009) Georgia (9.16.2011)

Score 3-1 3-0 3-0 3-1 3-0 3-0

PATRICK’S CAREER RECORD [ 1997-PRESENT ]

A LOOK AT TENNESSEE’S NEW COACHES

Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Total

ALAN EDWARDS /// ASSISTANT COACH RACHEL COOPER /// ASSISTANT COACH

UT COACHES WIN TOTAL (LEADERS)

In July, former Iona College head coach Alan Edwards joined the UT staff as the team’s new assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. “I am very excited about adding Alan to our coaching staff,” Patrick said. “He brings a wealth of volleyball experience, both as a head coach and assistant coach from a number of Division-I programs, and is someone who I feel will be able to assimilate himself into our team very quickly.” Edwards was most recently the head coach at Iona for the past five seasons, where he led the Gaels to a 75-79 overall record and four appearances in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships. During his time in New Rochelle, Edwards mentored one of the top defensive players in NCAA history in Allison Neiters. One of the top volleyball performers in Iona College and MAAC history, she shattered the Iona and conference career record for digs with 2,682, the fifth highest all-time total in the NCAA. Neiters was named the 2007 and 2008 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year and 2009 MAAC Libero of the Year, as well as the league’s Defensive Player of the Week 17 times during her career. She was also a three-time MAAC All-Academic Team and MAAC Honor Roll member, two-time CoSIDA Academic AllDistrict selection and earned Iona’s Academic Merit Award for holding a 3.50 or above grade point average.

After a standout career at Mississippi State as a player and coaching the past three seasons as an assistant at ETSU, Rachel Cooper joined the Tenneessee staff in May. Prior to her time as an assistant coach at ETSU, Cooper served as a graduate assistant with the Buccaneers, where she assisted in recruiting and coordinated team travel and community service. “The thing that most impresses me about Rachel is her work ethic,” Patrick said. “I’ve gotten to know her in recent years when she has come to work our camps and I am very excited that we have been able to add her to our coaching staff. She has experience in recruiting and understands the day-to-day responsibilities involved with running a high-level volleyball program. “Rachel was also an outstanding player in the SEC and knows exactly what it takes to be successful at the highest level in our conference. Her personality is very engaging and inviting, and I expect that our players will be able to easily relate to her.” A Roscoe, Ill., native, Cooper was a four-year letter winner and starting outside hitter for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. A two-year captain and team Most Valuable Player, Cooper was also the first Bulldog athlete ever named SEC Player of the Week. She finished her career third all-time in kills with 1,405.

Overall 15-19 19-10 19-13 23-10 16-11 20-11 22-9 32-3 25-9 19-12 11-18 22-10 24-8 25-7 11-2 303-152

Coach Rob Patrick Bob Bertucci Julie Hermann

SEC Finish/Postseason 5-9 4th SEC East 7-7 4th SEC East 8-6 2nd SEC East 9-5 3rd SEC East, NCAA 1st Round 7-7 3rd SEC East 8-8 4th SEC East 10-6 2nd SEC East 15-1 T-1st SEC East, NCAA Regional QF 13-3 2nd SEC East, NCAA Semifinal 10-10 3rd SEC East, NCAA 1st Round 6-14 5th SEC East 15-5 3rd SEC East, NCAA 1st Round 16-4 T-2nd SEC East, NCAA 2nd Round 15-5 2nd SEC East, NCAA 2nd Round 4-0 148-90

Years 14 8 6

Record 303-152 229-115 77-106

Pct. .666 .666 .421

BREAKING DOWN THE RECORD vs. Conference Opponents vs. Non-Conference Opponents

Record 160-98 143-54

Pct. .620 .726

 Record by Place Home Matches Road Matches Neutral Matches

149-47 103-81 51-24

.760 .560 .680

 Record by Month In August In September In October In November In December

26-4 114-57 94-46 61-38 8-7

.867 .667 .671 .616 .533

AGAINST RANKED OPPONENTS Overall vs. Top 1-5 vs. Top 6-10 vs. Top 11-15 vs. Top 16-20 vs. Top 21-25

18-29 2-7 6-11 3-6 5-3 3-2

.383 .222 .353 .333 .625 .600


BY THE NUMBERS

24

14.1

 By defeating Florida, Tennessee ended the Gators streak of 24 consecutive SEC wins that dated back to 2009.

 The Lady Vols are averaging 14.1 kills per set, which ranks second in the SEC and 23rd nationally.

1

 Sophomore Kelsey Robinson ranks first in the SEC in both kills per set (4.77) and points per set (5.58).

3

 Consecutive seasons that Tennessee has recorded at least 15 SEC wins leading into 2011.

THE BASICS

83

 The percentage of kills that freshman Mary Pollmiller assisted in 13 matches this season.

.397

 The hitting percentage of sophomore Carly Sahagian against South Carolina and Florida this past weekend.

STATS BOX /// TEAM STATISTICS

WHO’S BACK? Tennessee is returning three starters and a libero from last year’s roster: juniors DeeDee Harrison and Leslie Cikra, sophomore Kelsey Robinson and sophomore libero Ellen Mullins. Robinson was a SEC All-Freshman Team selection in her first season with the Lady Vols at outside hitter. Additional returners include sophomore setter Kylann Scheidt, senior setter Kelsey Mahoney and sophomore outside hitter Carly Sahagian.

WHO’S NEW? For one, most of the coaching staff is new. Patrick added two new assistants in the offseason: Alan Edwards, who was head coach at Iona; and Rachel Cooper, who was as an assistant at East Tennessee State. On the court, the Lady Vols feature plenty of new faces with the eighth-ranked recruiting class in the country. Freshmen include: • OH/MB Tiffany Baker (MaxPreps National Player of the Year; at No. 4, highest-ranked recruit to sign with Tennessee) • MB Shealyn Kolosky • DS Nikki Brice • S Mary Pollmiller • MB Mercedes Vaughn. • MB Stephanie Stoll (transfer from Washington)

is estimated between six and nine months. Jeter enjoyed her best season as a junior in 2010, earning first-team All-SEC and AVCA All-America honorable mention honors. The Solon, Ohio, native ranked second on the squad with 340 kills (2.98/set) and led UT with 19 solo blocks.

SEC COACHES’ SURVEY SAYS The Southeastern Conference coaches selected Tennessee to finish second in the Eastern Division, and they picked up two votes to win the SEC regularseason title. Florida got nine votes.  SEC Preseason Coaches Poll Eastern Division Western Division Team, Points Team, Points 1. Florida, 12 1. LSU, 10 2. Tennessee, 19 2. Mississippi, 22 3. Kentucky, 26 3. Arkansas, 31 4. Georgia, 39 4. Auburn, 34 5. South Carolina, 44 5. Alabama, 48 6. Mississippi State, 50 Tennessee won its last SEC title in 2004, claiming both the regular-season and now-defunct SEC Tournament trophies.

IN THE RANKINGS

JETER OUT FOR SEASON Senior leader Kayla Jeter will miss the entire 2011 season with a knee injury, associate athletics director for sports medicine Jenny Moshak reported. Jeter suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee at team practice Aug. 19. Recovery time

Following two conference wins on the road this past week, including a victory over No. 6 Florida, Tennessee is now ranked No. 23 in the AVCA coaching poll that was released Monday. The squad received 214 points and returns to the top 25 after a four week hiatus, as it was ranked 24th in the preseason.

ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Attempts Assist Pct Assists/Set SERVE Aces Errors Attempts Serve Pct Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Errors Errors/Set Attempts Reception Pct DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball Handling Errors ATTENDANCE Total

UT

OPP

734 237 1834 .271 14.1

575 258 1730 .183 11.1

667 1777 .379 13.0

524 1716 .305 10.1

68 155 1195 .870 1.3

50 116 1050 .890 1.0

50 1.0 933 .945

68 1.3 1040 .935

787 15.1

723 13.9

29 155 106.5 2.0 34 13

20 152 96.0 1.8 25 17

4199

6234

BREAKING DOWN THE LADY VOLS’ RECORD... THE BASICS Overall Conference Non-Conference vs. Ranked Home Away Neutral

11-2 4-0 7-2 2-1 5-0 3-1 3-1

VERSUS vs. the Atlantic 10 vs. the Atlantic Coast vs the BIG EAST vs. the Big Ten vs. the Big 12 vs. Conference USA vs. the Mid-American vs. the Patriot League vs. the Southern Conference vs. the SWAC

1-0 2-0 2-0 0-1 -0-1 1-0 1-0 ---

BY SET When winning the first set When losing the first set When winning the second set When losing the second set When winning the third set When losing the third set When winning the fourth set When losing the fourth set

7-1 4-1 9-0 2-2 9-1 2-1 4-1 2-1

Record in first set Record in second set Record in third set Record in fourth set Record in fifth set Games record

8-5 9-4 10-3 5-3 4-1 36-16

In three-set matches In four-set matches In five-set matches

5-0 2-1 4-1

THE PERCENTAGES When hitting .400 or better When hitting .300-.399 When hitting .200-.299 When hitting lower than .200 When out-hitting the opp.* When out-hit by the opp. When out-digging the opp.* When out-dug by the opp. * Or Tied

1-0 3-0 7-1 0-1 10-0 1-2 8-1 3-1

BY DAY On Monday On Tuesday On Wednesday On Thursday On Friday On Saturday On Sunday

----4-1 5-1 2-0

BY MONTH In August In September In October In November In December

3-0 8-2 ----


PAST & PRESENT

THE LAST 10 MATCHUPS

A MONUMENTAL WIN

WE’RE BACK! (IN THE RANKINGS)

 LSU

By downing the No. 6 Gators, Tennessee broke Florida’s streak of 24 straight SEC wins, which dated back to their last conference loss in 2009 — which was also vs Tennessee. It’s been 7 years since the Lady Vols defeated Florida on their home court, as the 2004 topped Florida in the regular season finale, than returned a week later to win again in Gainesville to capture the SEC Tournament crown.

Following the two wins over South Carolina and No. 6 Florida on the road, the Orange and White are now ranked No. 23 in the AVCA coaching poll after receiving 214 points. The squad returns to the top 25 after a four week hiatus. Despite going 3-0 to start the season, the Big Orange dropped out of the poll after week one, as it was ranked 24th in the preseason.

FLORIDA DOESN’T LOSE AT HOME Florida’s loss to Tennessee was just its 21st defeat at home since Head Coach Mary Wise took over the team in 1991, and just the 52nd loss at home in program history. By being unofficially ranked No. 26 on Sunday, Tennessee is just the second unranked team to defeat Florida in Gainesville since 1991, and the first in 17 years. Below is a list to show just how rare it is for the Gators to suffer a defeat in Gainesville. 2011: #19 Iowa State, NR Tennessee 2010: #1 Penn State 2009: #15 Kentucky, #19 LSU, #1 Penn State 2007: #3 Texas 2006: #9 Minnesota 2004: #18 Texas, #15 Tennessee, #12 Tennessee 2001: #6 Arizona 2000: #13 Colorado State, #2 Penn State, #8 Pepperdine 1999: #3 Nebraska 1997: #3 Long Beach State 1995: #6 Texas 1994: #1 Stanford^, NR Notre Dame, #18 Houston ^ Rob Patrick was a part of the ‘94 Stanford staff

UT IS THE BEST AT UF Now with 3 victories in Gainesville, no other team has more wins over the Gators at home under Coach Wise than the Lady Vols.

TAKING DOWN THE BEST By defeating Florida and Dayton this season, the Lady Vols have now defeated multiple Top 25 opponents in the same season five of the last eight years.

WE’RE GOING STREAKING By defeating Florida on Sunday, the Lady Vols are in the midst of a seven-match winning steak, which is their longest winning streak since 2008 when they won 9 in a row. . The win over UF also marks the seventh straight conference win, dating back to last season.

CAN’T MISS TELEVISION Tennessee games have aired 7 times on an ESPN network over the years and the Lady Vols are 5-2 in those matches. Overall, the team has won 11 of their last 13 televised matches.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENTS  LSU LSU continued its winning ways with a threegame sweep over Mississippi State last week. The Tigers improved to 3-0 to start SEC action for the fourth time in the last six seasons. LSU also moved to 50-3 versus its fellow SEC Western Division rivals dating back to 2006. Madie Jones has belted double digit kills in six straight matches. Desiree Elliott is also deadly, as she has reached 10 or more kills in eight consecutive outings. Malorie Pardo, who leads the SEC in assists per set, tallied 44 assists against MSU. Defensively, LSU bottled up the Bulldogs to a season-low .069 hitting percentage. Meghan Mannari has reeled in double figures in digs in 11 of her 12 appearances. Since 2005, LSU has collected a 150-47 record and claimed six consecutive SEC Western Division titles. The Tigers also have tallied the nation’s 11th-best winning percentage and is one of 18 programs nationally to secure six consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances going back to 2005.

 ARKANSAS In their lone match last weekend, the Razorbacks posted a straight-set victory over Mississippi State (25-14, 25-16, 25-19) at home. The win improved Arkansas’ overall record to 10-4 and conference tally to 2-1. Kelli Stipanovich had a match-high 14 kills with a .407 hitting percentage, while Jasmine Norton and Raymariely Santos each registered a double-double performance in the win. Norton had 12 kills and 10 digs to complete her third consecutive double-double effort, while Santos had 29 assists and 14 digs. Against MSU, the Razorbacks posted a .385 team hitting percentage, their highest in a conference match since 2007. Arkansas had five players hit over .400 with at least five kills. Defensively, libero Christa Alvarez had a match-high 15 digs and fellow freshman KC Dobbins came in off the bench to add 10 digs of her own. The Razorbacks face Kentucky on Friday before Sunday’s match against UT is televised by SportSouth.

Special thanks to James at TennesseeVolleyball.net for his great research and support of the program

Here’s a look at the Lady Vols’ results against this weekend’s opponents, dating back to 2005. LSU holds an 8-2 advantage in the last 10 9/25/05 9/15/06 10/22/06 10/12/07 11/4/07 9/26/08 11/2/08 9/18/09 10/10/10 11/12/10

L L L W L L W L L L

26-30, 24-30, 29-31 30-26, 37-35, 20-30, 22-30, 11-15 28-30, 26-30, 19-30 30-28, 24-30, 30-24, 29-31, 16-14 17-30, 22-30, 29-31 25-22, 18-25, 20-25, 23-25 25-22, 25-11, 25-23 29-31, 25-23, 25-22, 12-25, 11-15 25-23, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20 18-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-21

 Arkansas UF holds an 8-2 advantage in the last 10 9/17/06 10/20/06 9/30/07 11/16/07 10/19/08 11/7/08 9/25/09 11/1/09 10/8/10 11/14/10

W L L W W W W W W W

32-30, 30-28, 24-30, 30-24 23-30, 31-29, 28-30, 28-30 30-32, 30-27, 27-30, 30-20, 8-15 30-28, 28-30, 30-27, 30-22 25-21, 25-18, 17-25, 25-21 29-27, 25-22, 26-28, 25-16, 15-10 25-19, 25-20, 26-24 19-25, 25-18, 23-25, 26-24, 15-11 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-15 25-17, 25-15, 25-15

LAST SEASON VS. LSU - 10/10/10 BATON ROUGE: The Tennessee volleyball team dropped a hard-fought slugfest to 15thranked LSU on the road, falling 25-23, 30-28, 23-25, 25-20, at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The two teams traded blows throughout, as the contest was a back-and-forth affair featuring a total of 43 tie scores and 17 lead changes. Kelsey Mahoney notched a double-double, leading the team with 31 assists and tallying 12 digs. Kelsey Robinson added a strong effort with a matchhigh 24 digs - 11/12/10 KNOXVILLE: Playing a rare Friday matinee at Thompson-Boling Arena, the University Tennessee volleyball team both out-hit and out-blocked LSU, but dropped a tight 3-1 decision to the Tigers, 25-18, 23-25, 24-26, 21-25. Kelsey Robinson led the Lady Vol attack, recording her fourth career double-double while posting a career-high 16 kills to go along with 14 digs and a pair of blocks.

LAST SEASON VS. ARKANSAS - 10/8/10 FAYETTEVILLE: Down and seemingly out on numerous occasions, the No. 22 University of Tennessee volleyball team dug down deep and found just enough to escape with a come-frombehind, 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 25-20, 17-15, victory on the road at Arkansas The Lady Volunteers not only fought their way back from down two sets, but shook off a pair of match points to claim the win. Nikki Fowler posted her most dominating performance off the year, pounding out a season-high 24 kills on an amazing .440 hitting with only two errors in 50 swings. - 11/14/10 KNOXVILLE: The Tennessee volleyball team closed out the home portion of its 2010 schedule with an impressive sweep over Arkansas, 25-17, 25-15, 25-15. The Lady Volunteers never trailed in the match and posted their best defensive performance of the season, holding the Razorbacks to a season-low .000 hitting percentage. As a team, Tennessee hit .287 and nearly doubled-up Arkansas in the kills category with 41 to just 22 for the Razorbacks.


INSIDE THE NUMBERS Aces 1.31 131st

Assists 12.96 35th

Blocks 2.05 134th

Digs 15.13 122nd

Hit% .271 19th

Kills 14.1 23rd

Hit% .271 2nd

Kills 14.1 2nd

SEC STATISTICAL RANKINGS  Team Aces 1.31 4th

Assists 12.96 3rd

Blocks 2.05 8th

Digs 15.13 5th

Aces: Robinson Assists: Pollmiller Digs: Mullins Kills: Robinson

0.48 11.67 3.60 4.77

Aces: Robinson Assists: Pollmiller Digs: Mullins Kills: Robinson

0.48 11.67 3.60 4.77

LADY VOL DUO GETS REWARDED For the first time since Oct. 20, 2008, a pair of Lady Vols in junior DeeDee Harrison and sophomore Carly Sahagian were bestowed conference honors. Sahagian, the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, was terrific against South Carolina and Florida, tallying 31 kills, 26 digs, three blocks and two services aces. She recorded double-doubles in both of those matches, and blasted a career-high 19 kills along with 13 digs at UF. Against USC, she registered 12 kills and 13 digs. On the season, Sahagian now has five double-doubles and ranks seventh in the league in hitting percentage, with a clip of .343. Against USC and UF, Harrison, the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, was a standout allaround performer. She blocked a total of 12 shots, with an average of 1.33 blocks per set and set careerhighs in blocks assists and total blocks against the Gamecocks. Offensively, she notched double-digits in kills in both matches. In 2008, former standout Nikki Fowler was the conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, along with current Lady Vol Kelsey Mahoneybeing named the Freshman of the Week.

NIFTY 50 Freshman Mary Pollmiller’s first year in Orange and White is off to a fantastic start. Because of injuries at the setter position, she has played all but a handful of points. She has seven matches of at least 50 assists this season, the last one coming in the Lady Vols’ five-set win against Florida on the road and on national TV.

 Pollmiller’s 50-Assist Matches Assists 56 51 58 59 53 53 59

OFF TO A FAST START After taking care of business at home, sweeping Georgia and Auburn in straight sets, and knocking off South Carolina and Florida on the road, the Tennessee Lady Vols are off to their best conference start since 2004. Seven years ago, the 2004 squad registered 32 overall wins and only lost once during its SEC slate. Overall at11-2, the Orange and White are also off to their best start since 2006, when that team won 13 of its first 15 matches.

Points: Robinson 5.58 Hitting %: Sahagian .331 Kolosky .335

3rd 2nd 9th 1st

Sophomore Kelsey Robinson has been tremendous through 13 matches, producing eight performances of at least 20 kills so far this season. In seven of those matches, she has also recorded a double-double. (The list of 20 kills & doubles doubles is in the box on the right.) No Lady Vol had as many 20-kill matches in all of 2010. All-American Nikki Fowler reached the mark four times last year to lead the team. Meanwhile, Robinson has already surpassed her double-double total from last season, when she had five matches with at least 10 kills and 10 digs. Perhaps not suprisingly, she is a national leader offensively. She leads the conference and ranks sixth in kills per set (4.77). She also ranks fourth in Division I in points per set (5.58).

Opponent Ohio Maryland Dayton Houston Virginia Tech South Carolina Florida

4th 87th 103rd

 Individual

AN OPPONENTS NIGHTMARE

Date 8/26 8/27 9/3 9/3 9/10 9/23 9/25

Points: Robinson 5.58 Hitting %: Sahagian .343 Kolosky .335

24th 10th 237th 6th

AWARDS KEEP ROLLING Robinson has been an offensive force against through 13 matches this season. She has earned MVP honors at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic and Virginia Tech Invite, along with being named to the all-tournament team at the Illinois State Farm Classic. The Southeastern Conference recognized her performance at the Illinois State Farm Classic, naming her SEC Player of the Week on Sept. 5.

1st 7th 9th

STATS BOX /// DOUBLE-DOUBLES TIFFANY BAKER Date 8/26

Opponent Ohio

Kills 10

Digs 14

Assists 51 49 58

Digs 11 11 11

Kills 27 24 22 28 22 24 10 22 17

Digs 13 24 17 19 14 15 11 12 15

Kills 12 18 11 12 19

Digs 21 12 17 13 13

MARY POLLMILLER Date 8/27 9/2 9/3

Opponent Maryland Illinois Dayton

KELSEY ROBINSON Date 8/26 8/27 9/2 9/3 9/3 9/10 9/18 9/23 9/25

Opponent Ohio Maryland Illinois Dayton Houston Virginia Tech Auburn South Carolina Florida

CARLY SAHAGIAN Date 8/26 8/27 9/2 9/23 3/25

Opponent Ohio Maryland Illinois South Carolina Florida

A FRESHMAN FIRST Mary Pollmiller was named SEC Freshman of the Week on Sept. 12 following her outstanding setting performance in Blacksburg, Va. She is one of just two freshmen currently in the SEC top 10 in assists per set, joining LSU’s Malorie Pardo. Pollmiller ranks second in the conference in assists, averaging 11.67 assists per set, trailing only Pardo, who averages 11.88.

SWEEP COUNTER

BY THE RANKINGS

NCAA DIVISION I STATISTICAL RANKINGS (as of 9/25)  Individual  Team

5

Date 8/27 9/9 9/10 9/16 9/18

 The Lady Vols have recorded five 3-0 victories this season. Three have come at home, while the other two were at the Virginia Tech Invitational in Sept.

Opponent Villanova Seton Hall American Georgia Auburn


THE 2011

SOUTHEASTERN CONFERENCE RACE 2011 UT AWARDS & HONORS

STATS BOX /// SEC STANDINGS

SEC Offensive Player of the Week Kelsey Robinson (9/8) Carly Sahagian (9/26)

EASTERN DIVISION Tennessee Kentucky Florida Georgia South Carolina

SEC 4-0 3-0 2-1 1-3 0-3

Pct. 1.000 .750 .667 .250 .000

Home 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 0-2

Away 2-0 1-1 1-0 0-2 0-1

Div. 3-0 2-1 1-1 0-2 0-2

ALL 11-2 12-3 9-3 5-9 9-4

Pct. .846 .800 .750 .357 .692

Home 6-0 9-1 7-2 4-2 4-2

Away 3-1 1-2 1-1 0-4 2-1

Neut. 2-1 2-0 1-0 1-3 3-1

Last 10 8-2 9-1 7-3 3-7 6-4

Streak W7 W1 L1 L1 L3

Home 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-2 1-1 1-1

Away 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-3

Div. 3-0 2-1 2-0 1-3 0-2 1-2

ALL 10-3 10-4 8-6 8-7 6-7 5-8

Pct. .769 .714 .571 .533 .462 .385

Home 4-1 3-2 3-0 4-2 2-3 4-1

Away 3-1 3-2 1-3 2-3 1-3 0-5

Neut. 3-1 4-0 4-3 2-2 3-1 1-2

Last 10 7-3 8-2 5-5 4-6 5-5 5-5

Streak W3 W1 W2 W2 L2 L3

WESTERN DIVISION SEC LSU 3-0 Arkansas 2-1 Auburn 2-2 Alabama 2-3 Mississippi State 1-3 Ole Miss 1-4

Pct. 1.000 .667 .500 .400 .250 .200

WEEKEND SCHEDULE

2 (SUNDAY)

Alabama def. Ole Miss, 3-1

Florida vs. Georgia, 1:30 p.m. ET Arkansas vs. Tennessee, 1:00 p.m. CT Auburn vs. South Carolina, 1:30 p.m. CT Kentucky vs. LSU, 1:30 p.m. CT Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State, 4:00 p.m. CT

Georgia vs. South Carolina, 7:00 p.m. ET LSU vs. Tennessee, 7:00 p.m. CT Alabama vs. Mississippi State, 7:00 p.m. CT Arkansas vs. Kentucky, 7:00 p.m. CT Auburn vs. Florida, 7:00 p.m. CT

(Min. 3.0 TA/set) 1. Hannah Wilkinson-MSTATE 2. Regina Thomas-OM 3. Camila Jersonsky-AU 4. Janeliss Torres-AR 5. Tangerine Wiggs-UF 6. Kelly Murphy-UF 7. Carly Sahagian-UT 8. Frankie Vain-SC 9. Shealyn Kolosky-UT 10. Madie Jones-LSU

S 35 50 37 36 45 45 47 44 52 48

K 68 114 74 55 100 107 120 90 83 167

E 10 25 17 15 25 26 25 23 20 46

TA 139 237 157 112 216 236 277 199 188 373

Cl So Jr Sr So So Jr Sr Sr So Jr

S 52 61 48 47 43 48 51 44 46 51

No. 248 265 205 181 152 167 174 143 143 152

Avg/S 4.77 4.34 4.27 3.85 3.53 3.48 3.41 3.25 3.11 2.98

 ASSISTS 1. Malorie Pardo-LSU 2. Pollmiller, Mary-UT 3. Christine Hartmann-UK 4. Kathleen Gates-UG 5. Taylor Bruns-SC 6. Paris Perret-MSTATE 7. Raymariely Santos-AR 8. Amanda Philpot-OM 9. Chelsea Wintzinger-AU 10. Andrea McQuaid-UA

1. Meghan Mannari-LSU 2. Kelly Murphy-UF 3. Kelsey Robinson-UT 4. Amanda Anderson-AR 5. Kathleen Luft-UG 6. Lauren Waclawczyl-LSU 7. Cristina Arenas-UA 8. Taylor Unroe-UF 9. Ashley Frazier-UK 10. Christa Alvarez-AR

Cl Jr Sr So Jr So Sr So Fr Jr Fr

S 46 45 52 38 35 49 54 45 52 51

No. 23 22 25 18 13 17 17 14 16 15

Avg/S 0.50 0.49 0.48 0.47 0.37 0.35 0.31 0.31 0.31 0.29

 BLOCKS

 KILLS 1. Kelsey Robinson-UT 2. Kayla Fitterer-UA 3. Caitlin Rance-MSTATE 4. Juliette Thevenin-SC 5. Desiree Elliott-LSU 6. Madie Jones-LSU 7. Kelli Stipanovich-AR 8. Kristy Jaeckel-UF 9. Brittany Northcutt-UG 10. Jasmine Norton-AR

Pct. . 417 . 376 . 363 . 357 . 347 . 343 . 343 . 337 . 335 . 324

Cl Fr Fr Jr Sr Jr So So Jr So So

S 40 52 39 50 46 45 51 50 47 61

No. 475 607 426 543 486 468 502 410 292 349

Avg/S 11.88 11.67 10.92 10.86 10.57 10.40 9.84 8.20 6.21 5.72

1. Regina Thomas-OM 2. Lainey Wyman-MSTATE 3. Michele Williams-LSU 4. Chloe Rowand-AU 5. Janeliss Torres-AR 6. Betsy Smith-UF 7. Gretchen Giesler-UK 8. Ann Dylla-UG

Cl Sr Fr Sr So Jr Jr Sr Sr

S BS BA Tot Avg/S 50 13 49 62 1.24 48 5 52 57 1.19 42 8 41 49 1.17 30 8 23 31 1.03 36 4 33 37 1.03 41 4 38 42 1.02 44 3 42 45 1.02 50 11 40 51 1.02

 DIGS 1. Stephanie Klefot-UK 2. Meghan Mannari-LSU 3. Paige Wheeler-SC 4. Morgan Springer-OM 5. Allison Summers-UG 6. Bentley Witte-MSTATE 7. Taylor Unroe-UF 8. Juliette Thevenin-SC 9. Ellen Mullins-UT 10. Christa Alvarez-AR

Virginia Tech Invitational Kelsey Robinson (MVP) DeeDee Harrison Mary Pollmiller

HITTING PERCENTAGE

 SERVICE ACES

Cl Sr Sr So Jr Jr Sr So So Fr Jr

Comcast Lady Vol Classic All Tourney Team Kelsey Robinson (MVP) Mary Pollmiller Carly Sahagian

SEC TEAM LEADERS

SEC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS  HITTING PERCENTAGE

SEC Freshman of the Week Mary Pollmiller (9/12)

Illinois State Farm Classic Kelsey Robinson

28 (WEDNESDAY) 30 (FRIDAY)

SEC Defensive Player of the Week DeeDee Harrison (9/26)

Cl Jr Jr So Sr So Fr Fr So So Fr

S 52 46 47 50 50 43 45 47 52 51

No. 254 208 203 199 190 161 166 170 187 173

Avg/S 4.88 4.52 4.32 3.98 3.80 3.74 3.69 3.62 3.60 3.39

1. Florida 2. Tennessee 3. LSU 4. South Carolina 5. Kentucky 6. Arkansas 7. Alabama 8. Mississippi State 9. Auburn 10. Georgia 11. Ole Miss

S 45 52 49 47 52 51 61 48 47 50 50

K 591 734 679 661 743 665 771 610 579 653 593

E 188 237 260 224 280 260 273 234 249 295 294

TA 1379 1834 1666 1749 1854 1694 2165 1750 1537 1674 1670

K 459 474 575 575 607 579 610 633 793 567 644

E TA 261 1587 258 1424 . 312 1699 258 1730 285 1660 238 1756 265 1769 251 1784 316 2209 232 1527 238 1643

Pct. . 292 . 271 . 252 . 250 . 250 . 239 . 230 . 215 . 215 . 214 . 179

OPPONENT HITTING PCT 1. LSU 2. Florida 3. Arkansas 4. Tennessee 5. Ole Miss 6. South Carolina 7. Kentucky 8. Mississippi State 9. Alabama 10. Auburn 11. Georgia

S 49 45 51 52 50 47 52 48 61 47 50

Pct. . 125 152 . 155 . 183 . 194 . 194 . 195 . 214 . 216 . 219 . 247


2011 OVERALL INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS # 35 6 11 3 9 8 10 7 15 17 4 24 2

PLAYER Sahagian, Carly Kolosky, Shealyn Cikra, Leslie Stoll, Stephanie Robinson, Kelsey Harrison, DeeDee Mullins, Ellen Baker, Tiffany Pollmiller, Mary Mahoney, Kelsey Scheidt, Kylann Brown, Jasmine Brice, Nikki TENNESSEE........... Opponents...........

S 47 52 30 15 52 48 52 41 52 3 1 40 48 52 52

K 120 83 75 9 248 103 1 68 27 0 0 0 0 734 575

K/Set 2.55 1.60 2.50 0.60 4.77 2.15 0.02 1.66 0.52 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.12 11.06

E TA 25 277 20 188 27 163 4 17 78 634 44 237 0 5 29 214 10 97 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 237 1834 258 1730

Pct .343 .335 .294 .294 .268 .249 .200 .182 .175 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 .183

A A/Set 4 0.09 1 0.02 1 0.03 0 0.00 23 0.44 1 0.02 23 0.44 4 0.10 607 11.67 1 0.33 0 0.00 3 0.08 6 0.12 674 12.96 524 10.08

SA 11 7 0 0 25 0 7 0 6 0 0 2 10 68 50

SE SA/S 30 0.23 25 0.13 0 0.00 1 0.00 32 0.48 0 0.00 24 0.13 4 0.00 24 0.12 0 0.00 1 0.00 7 0.05 7 0.21 155 1.31 116 0.96

DIG Dig/S 123 2.62 14 0.27 11 0.37 1 0.07 170 3.27 11 0.23 187 3.60 46 1.12 108 2.08 1 0.33 0 0.00 32 0.80 83 1.73 787 15.13 723 13.90

BS 1 3 2 1 8 7 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 29 20

BA Total 21 22 32 35 11 13 7 8 18 26 36 43 0 0 11 16 19 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 155 106.5 152 96.0

B/Set 0.47 0.67 0.43 0.53 0.50 0.90 0.00 0.39 0.40 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.05 1.85

BE BHE 4 0 4 1 1 0 0 1 4 2 6 0 0 0 11 0 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 13 25 17

SEC INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS # 35 8 6 9 11 7 15 3 4 24 17 10 2

PLAYER Sahagian, Carly Harrison, DeeDee Kolosky, Shealyn Robinson, Kelsey Cikra, Leslie Baker, Tiffany Pollmiller, Mary Stoll, Stephanie Scheidt, Kylann Brown, Jasmine Mahoney, Kelsey Mullins, Ellen Brice, Nikki TENNESSEE Opponents

G 12 15 15 15 13 9 15 1 1 11 1 15 15 15 15

K K/Game E 39 3.25 6 36 2.40 10 26 1.73 6 69 4.60 27 34 2.62 16 13 1.44 6 8 0.53 5 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 225 15.00 76 166 11.07 79

TA 80 68 59 175 79 39 28 0 0 0 0 1 1 530 481

Pct .412 .382 .339 .240 .228 .179 .107 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 .181

A 0 0 0 11 1 2 191 0 0 0 0 3 1 209 152

2011 MATCH HIGHS Individual KILLS

Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

.769 (10-0-13), Shealyn Kolosky vs. Seton Hall (9/9) .524 (12-1-21), DeeDee Harrison vs. Virginia Tech (9/10) .441 (18-3-34), Carly Sahagian vs. Maryland (8/27)

ASSISTS Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

BA Total B/Set 5 5 0.42 15 18 1.20 10 11 0.73 4 5 0.33 10 11 0.85 2 3 0.33 6 6 0.40 1 1 1.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 53 33.5 2.23 56 35.0 2.33

Team Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

51 vs. Georgia (9/16) 64 vs. Virginia Tech (9/10) 71 vs. Florida (9/25)

Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

113 vs. Villanova (8/27) 179 vs. Illinois (9/2) 182 vs. Maryland (8/27)

HITTING PERCENTAGE Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

.412 (46-6-97) vs. American (9/10) .392 (64-15-125) vs. Virginia Tech (9/10) .265 (66-25-155) vs. Houston (9/3)

Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

48 vs. Georgia (9/16) 60 vs. Virginia Tech (9/10) 64 vs. Florida (9/25)

Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

7 vs. Auburn (9/18) 6 vs. South Carolina (9/23) 10 vs. Dayton (9/3)

DIGS 13, Ellen Mullins vs. Seton Hall (9/9) 18, Ellen Mullins vs. South Carolina (9/23) 24, Kelsey Robinson vs. Maryland (8/26)

BLOCKS Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

BS 0 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 7

ACES 2 (4x), last by Sahagian & Robinson vs. Auburn (9/18) 3, Kelsey Robinson vs. South Carolina (9/23) 5, Kelsey Robinson vs. Ohio (8/26)

DIGS Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

SA/Gm DIG Dig/S 0.33 32 2.67 0.00 5 0.33 0.13 4 0.27 0.53 47 3.13 0.00 3 0.23 0.00 5 0.56 0.13 31 2.07 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 3 0.27 0.00 0 0.00 0.20 54 3.60 0.20 23 1.53 1.47 1207 13.80 0.80 187 12.47

ASSISTS 41, Mary Pollmiller vs. Georgia (9/16) 53 (2), last by Mary Pollmiller vs. South Carolina (9/23) 59 (2), last by Mary Pollmiller vs. Florida (9/25)

ACES Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

SE 7 0 5 11 0 0 6 0 1 1 0 9 2 42 32

ATTACKS 45, Kelsey Robinson vs. Villanova (8/27) 64, Kelsey Robinson vs. Illinois (9/2) 74, Kelsey Robinson vs. Dayton (9/3)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (MIN. 3 KILLS) Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

SA 4 0 2 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 22 12

KILLS 20, Kelsey Robinson vs. Georgia (9/16) 24, Kelsey Robinson vs. Virginia Tech (9/10) 28, Kelsey Robinson vs. Dayton (9/3)

ATTACKS Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

A/Set 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.73 0.08 0.22 12.73 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.20 0.07 13.93 10.13

Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

54 vs. Villanova (8/27) 81 vs. Illinois (9/2) 90 vs. Maryland (8/27)

BLOCKS 5, DeeDee Harrison vs. Georgia (9/16) 8, DeeDee Harrison vs. South Carolina (9/23) 6 (2x), last by Shealyn Kolosky vs. Maryland (8/27)

Three Sets Four Sets Five Sets

17 (3-14) vs. Villanova (8/27) 25 (3-22) vs. South Carolina (9/23) 22 (1-21) vs. Maryland (8/26)

BE 1 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 4

BHE 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2


2011 SEASON RESULTS OVERALL RECORD SEC HOME AWAY NEUTRAL

Date

W/L Score

11-2 4-0 5-0 3-1 3-1

Opponent

Game Scores

Att.

UT Kill Leader(s)

UT Block Leader(s)

UT Dig Leader(s)

23-25, 25-13, 18-25, 25-17, 15-7 25-18, 27-25, 25-19 20-25, 22-25, 29-27, 25-22, 15-5

617 -1938

Robinson (27) Robinson (13) Robinson (24)

Sahagian (6) Kolosky (4) Kolosky (6)

Sahagian (21) Mullins (11) Robinson (24)

29-31, 23-25, 25-23, 19-25 25-17, 25-23, 14-25, 23-25, 15-12 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-20, 8-15

2619 ---

Robinson (22) Robinson (28) Robinson (22)

Harrison/Robinson (4) Harrison (4) Kolosky (2)

Three players (17) Mullins (20) Mullins (17)

COMCAST LADY VOL CLASSIC /// KNOXVILLE, TENN. 8/26 8/27

W W W

3-2 3-0 3-2

Ohio Villanova Maryland

ILLINOIS STATE FARM CLASSIC /// CHAMPAIGN, ILL. 9/2 9/3 9/3

L W L

1-3 3-2 2-3

@ #7 Illinois vs. #21 Dayton vs. Houston

VIRGINIA TECH INVITATIONAL /// BLACKSBURG, VA. 9/9 9/10 9/11

W W W

3-0 3-0 3-1

vs. Seton Hall vs. American @ Virginia Tech

25-22, 25-17, 25-15 25-14, 25-13, 25-16 20-25, 25-21, 25-16, 25-17

115 113 516

Robinson (11) Harrison (10) Robinson (24)

Harrison (4) Sahagian (3) Harrison (3)

Mullins (13) Sahagian (9) Robinson (16)

9/16 9/18 9/23 9/25 9/30 10/2 10/7 10/9 10/12 10/16 10/21 10/23 10/28 10/30 11/2 11/6 11/11 11/13 11/18 11/20 11/23

W W W W ------------------

3-0 3-0 3-1 3-2 ------------------

Georgia* Auburn* @ South Carolina* @ Florida* @ LSU* @ Arkansas* Arkansas* Mississippi* @ Kentucky* @ Mississippi State* @ Auburn* @ Georgia* Florida* South Carolina* @ Louisville Mississippi State* @ Mississippi* @ Alabama* Arkansas* LSU* Kentucky*

25-19, 25-20, 25-21 25-15, 25-16, 25-20 28-30, 25-12, 25-15, 28-26 25-21, 20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 18-16

843 801 1,068 2,031

Robinson (20) Harrison , Robinson (10) Robinson (22) Sahagian (19)

Harrison (5) Kolosky (4) Harrison (8) Harrison (4)

Mullins (11) Mullins/Robinson (11) Mullins (18) Robinson (15)

>> Bold indicates home match; * indicates SEC match

2011 STARTING LINEUPS + LIBERO Date 8/26 8/27 9/2 9/3 9/9 9/10 9/16 9/18 9/23 9/25

Opponent Ohio Villanova Maryland Illinois Dayton Houston Seton Hall American Virginia Tech Georgia Auburn South Carolina Florida

Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson Robinson

Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison Harrison

Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky Kolosky

Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Sahagian Cikra Sahagian Sahagian Cikra

Baker Baker Baker Brice Cikra Baker Baker Brown Baker Baker Baker Cikra Brice

Setter Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller Pollmiller

Libero Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins Mullins


PLAYER NOTES #7 TIFFANY BAKER

#11 LESLIE CIKRA

OH/MB, 6-4, Fr., Carrolton, Texas

OH, 6-4, Jr., Chagrin Falls, Ohio

• Has seven starts on the season • Recorded a double-double against Ohio with 10 kills and 14 digs • Averaging 1.66 kills per set • Named the MaxPreps National Player of the Year after senior season at Hebron High School

• Returning to full strength after missing a portion of the early season due to injury • Started the SEC opener against Georgia and blasted 12 kills • Ranks third on the team with 2.50 kills per set • Hitting .294 on the season

CAREER/SEASON HIGHS

CAREER HIGHS

Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

14 33 .400 2 -1 3 3 14

Houston, 9/3 Maryland, 8/27 Houston, 9/3 Georgia, 9/16 5x, last vs. Auburn, 9/18 Villanova, 8/27 Villanova, 8/27 Ohio, 8/26

#2 NIKKI BRICE DS, 5-8, Fr., Fullerton, Calif. • Played in all but four sets on the season • Ranks third on the team in serving aces (eight) • Tallied 83 digs on the season

CAREER/SEASON HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

-1 -6 3 ---11

2x, last vs. South Carolina, 9/23 2x, vs. American, 9/10 Dayton, 9/3

2x, last vs. Dayton, 9/3

#24 JASMINE BROWN DS, 5-8, Jr., Chattanooga, Tenn. • Instrumental in helping UT rally back from match point three times against Maryland, eventually winning the match in five sets against the Terps • Has two service aces on the season • Tallied 32 digs on the season

CAREER HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

---2 2x, last vs. Seton Hall, 9/9/11 1 2x, last vs. Va. Tech, ---10 Seton Hall, 9/9/11

2011 HIGHS Assists Aces Digs

2 Seton Hall, 9/9 1 Virginia Tech, 9/10 10 Seton Hall, 9/9

20 41 .478 2 1 1 5 5 5

Indiana, 12/4/10 Colorado State, 9/12/09 Virginia Tech, 9/10/11 Miss. State, 11/7/10 Northwestern, 9/10/10 19x South Carolina, 9/23/11 3x Ole Miss, 10/1/10

2011 HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

17 36 .478 --1 5 5 3

Florida, 9/25 Florida, 9/25 Virginia Tech, 9/10

2x, last vs. Florida, 9/25 South Carolina, 9/23 South Carolina, 9/23 2x, last vs. American, 9/10

#8 DEEDEE HARRISON MB, 6-3, Jr., Nashville, Tenn. • Started all 13 matches this season • Has 103 kills in 48 sets played • Leads the team in total blocks with 43 • Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/26) • Named to the Virginia Tech Invite All-Tournament Team

CAREER HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

16 26 .700 1 -3 7 8 3

Northwestern, 9/10/10 Ohio, 8/26/11 Northwestern, 9/10/10 3x South Carolina, 9/17/10 South Carolina, 09/23/11 South Carolina, 09/23/11 3x

2011 HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

12 26 .524 1 -2 7 8 3

2x, last vs. Florida, 9/25 Ohio, 8/26 Virginia Tech, 9/10 Ohio, 8/26 Dayton, 9/3 South Carolina, 9/23 South Carolina, 9/23 Florida, 9/25

#6 SHEALYN KOLOSKY MB, 6-3, Fr., Wheaton, Ill. • Has started in all 13 matches and played in every set • Ranks second on the team with a hitting percentage of .354, which also ranks ninth in the conference • Also ranks second on the team with 35 total blocks • Recorded seven or more kills in three of the four conference matches this sesaon

CAREER/SEASON HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

10 21 .769 1 1 1 6 6 3

Seton Hall, 9/9 Illinois, 9/2 Seton Hall, 9/9 Villanova, 8/27 7x, last vs. South Carolina, 9/23 3x, last vs. South Carolina, 9/23 Maryland, 8/27 Maryland, 8/27 2x, last vs. Florida, 9/25

#17 KELSEY MAHONEY S, 5-10, Sr., Fort Worth, Texas • Played in three sets and three matches this season • Recorded one assist and one dig against American • Was third on the team in assists last season

CAREER HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

2 9 N/A 57 4 1 2 2 19

4x Duke, 12/4/09 Georgia, 11/15/09 Twice Florida, 11/20/09 3x 4x Auburn, 11/13/09

2011 HIGHS Assists Digs

1 1

American, 9/10 American, 9/10


#10 ELLEN MULLINS

#9 KELSEY ROBINSON #4 KYLANN SCHEIDT

L/DS, 5-6, So., Nashville, Tenn.

OH, 6-2, So., Bartlett, Ill.

S, 6-0, So., Knoxville, Tenn.

• Has started every match this season at the libero position • Leads the Lady Vols in digs with 187 (3.60/set) • Ranks ninth in the SEC in digs • Also tied for second on the team with 23 assists

• Started all 13 matches and has played in all 52 sets • Notched nine double-doubles on the season • Named Tournament MVP at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic and the Virginia Tech Inviational • Leads the Lady Vols with 248 kills (4.77/set) • Ranks first in the SEC in kills and third in service aces • Tabbed SEC Player of the Week after being named to the All-Tourney Team at the State Farm Classic

• Played in her first match of the season against Florida after returning from surgery • Saw action in all 20 matches last season • Is the first signee from Knoxville in Rob Patrick’s tenure as head coach

CAREER HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

1 1 -4 2 ---20

Florida, 9/19/10 3x Virginia Tech, 9/10/11 2x, last vs. Seton Hall, 9/9

Dayton, 9/3/11

2011 HIGHS Kills Attacks Assists Aces Digs

1 1 4 2 20

Dayton, 9/3 2x, last vs. Florida, 9/25 Virginia Tech, 9/10 Seton Hall, 9/9 Dayton, 9/3

#15 MARY POLLMILLER

CAREER HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

28 74 .444 5 5 2 5 5 27

Dayton, 9/3/11 Dayton, 9/3/11 American, 9/10 Arkansas, 10/8/10 Ohio, 8/26/11 Illinois, 9/2/11 Maryland, 8/27 Maryland, 8/27 Arkansas, 10/8/10

2011 HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

28 74 .444 4 5 2 5 5 24

Dayton, 9/3 Dayton, 9/3 American, 9/10 Georgia, 9/16 Ohio, 8/26 Illinois, 9/2 Maryland, 8/27 Maryland, 8/27 Maryland, 8/27

CAREER/SEASON HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

4 11 .500 59 1 2 3 3 11

4x Maryland, 8/27 2x, last vs. Georgia, 9/16 2x, last vs. Florida, 9/25 7x, last vs. Florida, 9/25 Villanova, 8/27 2x, last vs. Illinois, 9/2 3x, last vs. Maryland, 8/27 3x, last vs. Dayton, 9/3

Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

1 1 -30 2 -1 1 16

Auburn, 9/29/10 4x Georgia, 9/24/10 Twice Louisville, 10/27/10 Louisville, 10/27/10 Louisville, 10/27/10

#3 STEPHANIE STOLL MB, 6-2, Fr., Bellevue, Wash. • Transfer from the University of Washington • Redshirted in her only year at UW • Has seen action in 15 sets and has nine kills

CAREER/SEASON HIGHS

OH/DS, 6-1, So., Bartlett, Ill.

Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

• Started in all but two matches this season • Recorded 120 kills in 47 sets played, good for second on the team • Leads the team in hitting percentage at a clip of .343, ranking seventh in the SEC • Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week (9/26) • Has five double-doubles on the year • Named to the Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team

#30 MERCEDES VAUGHN

S, 5-10, Fr., Littleton, Colo. • Has been the squad’s starting setter in each match this season • Leads the the Lady Vols in assists with 607 • Her assist per set mark of 11.67 ranks second in the conference • Has three double-doubles on the year • Named SEC Freshman of the Week (9/12) and to the All-Tournament Teams at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic and the Virginia Tech Invite

CAREER HIGHS

#35 CARLY SAHAGIAN

CAREER HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

19 35 .533 2 3 1 6 6 21

Florida, 9/25/11 Florida, 9/25/11 Villanova, 8/27/11 2x Dayton, 9/3/11 2x, last vs Illinois, 9/2/11 Ohio, 8/26/11 Ohio, 8/26/11 Ohio, 8/26/11

2011 HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

19 35 .533 1 3 1 6 6 21

Florida, 9/25 Florida, 9/25 Villanova, 8/27 4x, last vs. American, 9/10 Dayton, 9/3 Illinois, 9/2 Ohio, 8/26 Ohio, 8/26 Ohio, 8/26

4 6 .333 --1 4 4 1

Houston, 9/3 2x, last vs. Houston, 9/3 Houston, 9/3

American, 9/10 Maryland, 8/27 Maryland, 8/27 American, 9/10

MB, 6-1, Fr., Wilmington, Del. • Has not played in a match this season • Played three sports in high school

CAREER/SEASON HIGHS Kills Attacks Hitting Pct. Assists Aces Solo Blocks Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

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THE LADY VOLS’ HOME

THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA

GOOD TO BE HOME After spending 10 seasons in Stokely Athletics Center, the Lady Vol volleyball team is in its fourth year playing in Thompson-Boling Arena on the banks of the Tennessee River. Since beginning to play in the facility full-time in 2008, the Lady Vols are 41-7 in home matches, including a perfect 5-0 this season.  Record at Thompson-Boling Since 2008 Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 All-Time

Record Pct. 11-3 .786 13-2 .867 12-2 .857 5-0 1.000 41-7 .854

SEASON ATTENDANCE FIGURES With an average home attendance of 983 in 2010, the Lady Vols demolished the previous school record of 772 set the year before. UT also finished with a program record for total home attendance with 13,761 fans. Through five matches this year, Tennessee is almost two-thirds of the way to match its 2008 total.  Year by Year (Since moving into TBA) Year 2008 2009 2010 2011

Avg. 485 772 983 840

Total 6,788 11,585 13,761 4,199

NEW COURT To the casual observer, the Lady Vols’ court looks very much the same as always with the checkerboard orange and white beyond each baseline, but the playing surface is brand new. The court was assembled for the first time in Thompson-Boling Arena last week and is slightly elevated off the ground, which makes for more spring on the court. The Lady Vols’ new practice court is also designed this way.

STATS BOX /// NATIONAL RANKINGS AVCA COACHES TOP 25 POLL

INDIVIDUAL CROWDS

WEEK #5: SEPTEMBER 26, 2011 School (No.1 votes) Points Rec. Last Wk 1. Illinois (55) 1488 13-0 3 2. UCLA (1) 1345 11-2 7 3. Washington (1) 1329 10-1 4 4. California (2) 1245 13-2 1 5. Southern California (1) 1192 9-3 12 6. Stanford 1166 8-3 2 7. Nebraska 1155 9-1 10 8. Texas 1037 8-3 8 9. Penn state 986 8-4 5 10. Minnesota 970 7-3 9 11. Hawai’i 949 12-1 11 12. Purdue 925 13-0 13 13. Florida 841 9-3 6 14. Northern Iowa 729 14-1 14 15. Oregon 685 11-1 15 16. Iowa State 586 11-2 T-16 17. Michigan 503 13-1 18 18. San Diego 420 14-1 T-16 19. Pepperdine 365 8-5 19 20. Miami (FL) 268 11-1 21 21. Colorado State 259 8-3 20 22. Florida State 228 9-4 23 23. Tennessee 214 11-2 NR 24. Ohio State 116 11-4 24 25. Oklahoma 102 14-3 25

The Lady Vols had 10 of their top 25 highest crowds during the 2010 season, including a seasonhigh 1,431 against Florida on Sept. 19. Nineteen of Tennessee’s top 26 highest crowds have come in the four years since Thompson-Boling Arena became the team’s primary venue.

Others Receiving Votes: Long Beach State 63; Kansas 61; UC Davis 55; Western Kentucky 47; Kentucky 28; Duke 21; Arizona 17; Dayton 16; Louisville 16; Missouri 16; Central Florida 9; Texas A&M 7; San Francisco 3

TOP 25 VOLLEYBALL CROWDS

Opp. 1. Georgia 2. Maryland 3. Florida 4. Florida 5. Florida 6. Florida 7. Chattanooga/ Virginia Tech 8. Arkansas 9. Ole Miss 10. Kentucky 11. Alabama 12. Florida 13. Auburn 14. Duke * 15. LSU 16. Georgia 17. Kentucky 18. Pacific 19. Arkansas 20. Georgia 21. Mississippi State 22. Florida 23. Mississippi State 24. Auburn 25. Hawaii

Att. 3,311 1,938 1,571 1,532 1,431 1,337 1,307

Fac. TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Stokely TBA

Date 10/28/05 8/27/11 10/31/03 11/20/09 9/19/10 10/22/04 8/28/10

1,186 1,168 1,126 1,103 1,097 1,064 1,059 962 922 907 900 852 843 827 806 805 801 798

TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA Stokely Alumni TBA TBA TBA Stokely TBA TBA Alumni

11/14/10 9/27/09 9/29/10 10/17/10 11/14/08 10/29/10 12/4/09 11/12/10 10/31/10 11/10/00 9/22/83 9/25/09 9/16/11 10/15/10 11/17/06 11/6/09 9/18/11 10/10/84

>> Bold denotes 2011 season; * denotes NCAA Tournament

RECORD SETTER For their Saturday-night match against Maryland to wrap up the Lady Vol Classic, an announced crowd 1,938 fans were in attendance to see the fiveset thriller, marking the second-highest attendance in program history. The record crowd of 3,311 against Georgia in 2005 happened right before a basketball game.

TENNESSEE IN THE POLLS Week Preseason Week 1: Aug. 29 Week 2: Sept. 5 Week 3: Sept. 12 Week 4: Sept. 19 Week 5: Sept. 26

Rec. -3-0 4-2 7-2 9-2 11-2

Ranking t24th nr (received votes) nr (received votes) nr (received votes) nr (received votes) 23rd

IN OTHER RANKINGS... In other national polls and statistical lists, the Lady Vols are ranked: RickKern.com: No. 18 Pablo Rankings: No. 14


ALL-TIME HIGHS: DIGS & KILLS KILLS

DIGS

41 38 37 36 35 35 33 32 29 29 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25

42 40 37 36 36 36 32 31 31 29 29 29 29 28 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 24 24 24 24 24 24 23 23 23 23 23 23 23

 FIVE SETS Stephanie Ehlers vs. Washington State (9/24/88) Kelli Scott at Arkansas (10/6/00) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Florida (11/5/88) Dianne Shoemaker at Bowling Green (10/15/88) Kelsey Fautsch at Notre Dame (11/26/05) Janelle Hester vs. Marquette (11/23/01) Kristen Andre vs. Florida (10/30/05) Tamala Brightman at Georgia Tech (10/20/93) Nikki Fowler at Georgia (11/15/09) Janelle Hester vs. Middle Tennessee State (10/15/02) Cissi Lennartsson vs. Kentucky (9/30/94) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Florida (10/8/87) April Chapple vs. Texas (10/8/83) Beverly Robinson vs. Penn State (10/7/83) Kelsey Robinson vs. Dayton (9/3/11) Nikki Fowler vs. South Carolina (11/11/2007) Chris Jestila vs. Cleveland State (9/5/98) Sonja Thomas vs. Mississippi State (10/23/94) Tamala Brightman vs. Mississippi State (10/25/92) Kristy Dobson at Alabama (11/3/90) Dianne Shoemaker at LSU (11/17/88) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Washington State (9/24/88) Beverly Robinson at Florida State (12/4/83) Kelsey Robinson vs. Ohio (8/26/11) Janelle Hester at South Carolina (11/16/01) Tamala Brightman at Mississippi State (10/14/91) Kristy Dobson vs. UAB (9/27/90) Michelle Piantadosi vs. Ohio State (12/10/04) Michelle Piantadosi at Florida (11/14/04) Janelle Hester vs. Georgia (10/6/02) Mary Heinecke vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/24/95) Sonja Thomas vs. Kentucky (9/30/94) Kristy Dobson at Alabama (10/12/91) Tamala Brightman at Arkansas State (10/4/91) Kristy Dobson vs. N.C. State (9/28/91) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Tulane (9/10/88) April Chapple at Ole Miss (11/8/84) April Chapple vs. Ohio State (9/24/82) Yuliya Stoyanova at Louisville (9/28/05) Michelle Piantadosi at Ole Miss (10/18/02) Ariana Wilson at Arkansas (10/6/00) Stephanie Knight at Virginia Tech (9/28/99) Ariana Wilson vs. Kansas (9/18/99) Chris Jestila vs. LSU (9/27/96) Tamala Brightman at Kentucky (11/22/93) Tamala Brightman vs. UAB (9/11/92) Kristy Dobson vs. Indiana (9/21/91) Dianne Shoemaker at Eastern Michigan (10/14/88) April Chapple at Florida State (12/4/83)

 FOUR SETS 35 34 34 34 33 31 30 30 29 29 27 27 27 27 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25

Tamala Brightman vs. Kentucky (10/31/92) Tamala Brightman vs. Sam Houston State (12/1/93) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Penn State (10/21/88) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Kentucky (10/5/88) Tamala Brightman vs. Northwestern (9/5/92) Tamala Brightman vs. Georgia (11/13/92) Ariana Wilson at Kentucky (11/12/00) Sonja Thomas vs. Arkansas (10/7/94) Chris Jestila at Kentucky (11/9/96) Kelly Hanlon at Ole Miss (10/18/96) Ariana Wilson vs. Kentucky (11/10/00) Kelli Scott at LSU (10/8/00) Tamala Brightman vs. Mississippi State (11/29/91) Dianne Shoemaker vs. Clemson (9/22/87) Kelli Scott vs. Arkansas (11/15/02) Chris Jestila at Ole Miss (10/18/96) Yuliya Stoyanova vs. Kentucky (11/1/06) Kelsey Fautsch vs. Louisville (9/19/06) Michelle Piantadosi vs. Louisville (9/22/04) Kelly Hanlon at Georgia (10/5/96) Kristy Dobson at Florida (9/29/89) Dianne Shoemaker at Louisville (10/14/87)

 THREE SETS 25

Dianne Shoemaker at N.C. State (10/8/88)

 25-POINT RALLY HIGHS

 FIVE SETS Amy Morris at Notre Dame (11/26/05) Chloe Goldman at Ole Miss (11/02/07) Chloe Goldman vs. LSU (10/12/07) Chloe Goldman vs. Dayton (9/14/08) Amy Morris at Louisville (9/28/05) Kristy Dobson vs. Georgia (11/11/90) Kristy Dobson vs. N.C. State (10/13/89) Chloe Goldman vs. South Carolina (11/11/07) Amy Morris at Florida (11/14/04) Jennifer Elliott vs. Georgia (11/14/99) Kristy Dobson at Arkansas State (10/4/91) Tiffany Washington vs. Indiana (9/21/91) Stephanie Ehlers vs. Washington State (9/24/88) Chloe Goldman at LSU (9/18/09) Chloe Goldman at Georgia (9/23/07) Kristy Dobson vs. Georgia Tech (9/13/91) Chloe Goldman vs. Kentucky (11/25/09) Chloe Goldman at Clemson (12/5/08) Chloe Goldman vs. Arkansas (9/30/07) Amy Morris vs. Florida (10/30/05) Maureen Skalitzky at Florida State (10/18/86) Chloe Goldman at Louisville (9/30/09) Chloe Goldman at South Carolina (10/2/09) Amy Morris vs. Georgia (11/21/03) Tiffany Washington vs. Georgia Tech (9/13/91) Chloe Goldman at Mississippi State (10/19/07) Morgan Miltner at South Carolina (10/13/02) Cissi Lennartsson vs. Kentucky (9/30/94) Kristy Dobson vs. Ole Miss (10/12/90) April Chapple vs. Penn State (10/7/83) Kelsey Robinson vs. Maryland (8/27/11) Chloe Goldman vs. South Carolina (11/16/08) Annie Sadowski vs. Alabama (11/3/06) Amy Morris at Alabama (11/19/05) Julie Knytych at Georgia (10/3/03) Jennifer Elliott at Arkansas (10/6/00) Chloe Goldman vs. Illinois (9/12/08) Chloe Goldman vs. Utah (8/25/07) Chloe Goldman vs. Ole Miss (10/14/07) Kelli Scott vs. Georgia (11/14/99) Tamala Brightman at Arkansas State (10/4/91) Stephanie Ehlers at Bowling Green (10/15/88) Betsy Chavez at Florida State (12/4/83)

Here’s a look at kill and dig highs since NCAA Division I volleyball adopted the 25-point rally scoring format in 2008:

KILLS

 FIVE SETS 29 28 27 24 24 24 23 22 22 22 21

Nikki Fowler Kelsey Robinson Kelsey Robinson Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Kayla Jeter Kelsey Robinson Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler

 FOUR SETS 24 22 22 20 20 20 19 19 19 19 19

Kelsey Robinson Kelsey Robinson Kelsey Robinson Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Kayla Jeter

21 20 19 16 16 16

Nikki Fowler Kelsey Robinson Kayla Jeter Nikki Fowler Nikki Fowler Kayla Jeter

 FIVE SETS 36 28 27 27 27 26 25 24 24 23 23 22 22

31 26 25

Chloe Goldman vs. Georgia (10/26/07) Kylie Marshall at LSU (10/22/06) Chloe Goldman at Arkansas (11/7/08)

Oklahoma (2010) vs. Georgia (9/16/11) South Carolina (2009) Miss. State (2009) Alabama (2009) Mississippi (2010)

DIGS

35 33 30 30 29 28 28 27 27 27 27 27 26 26 26 26 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 24

 THREE SETS

at Virginia Tech (9/10/11) at South Carolina (9/23/11) at Illinois (9/2/11) Arkansas (2008) Florida (2009) Louisville (2010) LSU (2008) Kentucky (2008) LSU (2009) Kentucky (2009) Florida (2010)

 THREE SETS

 FOUR SETS Chloe Goldman at Arkansas (11/16/07) Stephanie Ehlers vs. Kentucky (10/5/88) Chloe Goldman at Alabama (10/16/09) Kim Obiala at UNC Asheville (11/1/97) Wendy Jones vs. Kentucky (10/5/88) Cynthia Buggs vs. Texas A&M (12/4/04) Sonja Thomas vs. Sam Houston State (12/1/93) Chloe Goldman vs. Marquette (9/8/07) Amy Morris at Alabama (10/16/05) Amy Morris vs. Arkansas (11/20/04) Kelli Scott at LSU (10/8/00) Kristy Dobson vs. Eastern Michigan (11/30/90) Chloe Goldman at South Carolina (10/2/09) Chloe Goldman vs. Mississippi State (9/16/07) Lauren Clayton at UNC Asheville (11/1/97) Lynn Lovingier at UNC Asheville (11/1/97) Kristy Dobson vs. Southern Illinois (10/5/91) Chloe Goldman vs. Colorado State (9/12/09) Chloe Goldman vs. Alabama (9/21/08) Chloe Goldman at Louisville (10/16/07) Yuliya Stoyanova at Arkansas (10/20/06) Chris Jestila at South Carolina (11/6/98) Andrea Peterson vs. Georgia (10/16/98) Stephanie Scheper vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/6/85) Mary Heinecke vs. Kentucky (11/16/97)

Georgia (2009) vs. Dayton (9/3/11) vs. Ohio (8/26/11) Kentucky (2008) Arkansas (2009) Arkansas (2010) Kentucky (2009) vs. Houston (9/3/11) Dayton (2008) Auburn (2009) Louisville (2009)

Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Kelsey Robinson Chloe Goldman Nikki Fowler Kelsey Robinson Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Kylie Marshall Chloe Goldman

Dayton (2008) LSU (2009) 2008 Clemson (2008) Kentucky (2009) Arkansas (2010) Louisville (2009) Western Kentucky (2009) vs. Maryland (8/27/11) South Carolina (2008) Illinois (2008) Auburn (2009) Illinois (2008) Kentucky (2008)

 FOUR SETS 30 26 25 25 24 23 22 21 20 20

Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Nikki Fowler Chloe Goldman

Alabama (2009) So. Carolina (2009) Alabama (2008) Colorado State (2009) LSU (2010) Kentucky (2009) LSU (2009) Florida (2009) Alabama (2008) Duke (2010)

 THREE SETS 25 23 22 20 20

Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman Chloe Goldman

Arkansas (2008) Georgia (2009) Auburn (2008) Georgia (2008) Xavier (2009)


TENNESSEE SEASON RECORDS

[ 25-Point Rally Scoring /// Records from 2008 - Present ] KILLS

KILLS PER SET

Name 1. Nikki Fowler 2. Nikki Fowler 3. Nikki Fowler 4. Kayla Jeter 5. Kayla Jeter 6. Milan Clarke 7. DeeDee Harrison 8. Farren Powe 9. Leah Hinkey 10 Leslie Cikra

No. 459 427 393 353 340 316 240 221 218 215

Year 2009 2008 2010 2009 2010 2008 2010 2008 2010 2010

No. 1,268 1,139 938 919 819 790 689 638 598 516 516

Year 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 2008 2010 2010

No. 842 691 685 612 384 370 322 100 88 62

Year 2009 2008 2010 2008 2009 2010 2010 2009 2008 2009

No. 28 25 25 25 24 22 21 21 21 18

Year 2009 2008 2009 2009 2008 2008 2010 2010 2008 2010

ATTACKS

Name 1. Nikki Fowler 2. Nikki Fowler 3. Nikki Fowler 4. Kayla Jeter 5. Kayla Jeter 6. Milan Clarke 7. DeeDee Harrison 8. Mindy Flynn 9. Leslie Cikra 10. Kelsey Robinson

BLOCKS No. 3.79 3.62 3.51 2.98 2.92 2.70 2.11 2.00 1.97 1.91

Year 2009 2008 2010 2010 2009 2008 2010 2008 2010 2010

ATTACKS PER SET

Name 1. Nikki Fowler 2. Nikki Fowler 3. Nikki Fowler 4. Kayla Jeter 5. Milan Clarke 6. Kayla Jeter 7. Kylie Marshall 8. Kylie Marshall 9. Mindy Flynn 10. Leslie Cikra Kelsey Robinson

ASSISTS

Name 1. Nikki Fowler 2. Nikki Fowler 3. Nikki Fowler 4. Kayla Jeter 5. Milan Clarke 6. Kayla Jeter 7. Kylie Marshall 8. Kylie Marshall 9. Mindy Flynn 10. Kelsey Robinson

No. 10.48 9.65 8.38 7.60 7.00 6.93 5.69 5.41 5.16 5.06

ACES

Name 1. Kelsey Mahoney 2. Kelsey Mahoney 3. Emily Steinbeck 4. Kelsey Mahoney 5. Kylann Scheidt 6. Michaela Hanakova 7. Emily Steinbeck 8. Natalie Guerra 9. Chloe Goldman 10. Chloe Goldman

No. 134 131 121 117 102 100 97 80 77 76

Year 2009 2010 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 2008 2008 2010

No. 568 511 398 369 367 336 324 278 236 192

Year 2009 2008 2009 2009 2010 2008 2010 2008 2009 2008

DIGS Year 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 2008 2010

ASSISTS PER SET

Name 1. Kelsey Mahoney 2. Kelsey Mahoney 3. Emily Steinbeck 4. Michaela Hanakova 5. Emily Steinbeck 6. Kylann Scheidt 7. Kelsey Mahoney 8. Natalie Guerra 9. Chloe Goldman 10. Chloe Goldman

BLOCKS PER SET

Name 1. Leah Hinkey 2. Leah HInkey 3. Farren Powe 4. Alyssa Hilby 5. DeeDee Harrison 6. Nikki Fowler 7. Farren Powe 8. Mindy Flynn 9. Nikki Fowler 10 Kayla Jeter

Name 1. Alyssa Hilby Farren Powe 3. Leah Hinkey 4. Leah Hinkey 5. DeeDee Harrison Nikki Fowler 7. Farren Powe 8. Mindy Flynn 9. Kayla Jeter 10. Leslie Cikra

Name 1. Kelsey Mahoney 2. Kelsey Robinson Kelsey Mahoney Nikki Fowler Kylie Marshall 6. Nikki Fowler 7. Nikki Fowler Emily Steinbeck Kylie Marshall Chloe Goldman

Name 1. Chloe Goldman 2. Chloe Goldman 3. Kelsey Robinson 4. Nikki Fowler 5. Kylie Marshall 6. Nikki Fowler 7. Kylie Marshall 8. Nikki Fowler 9. Ellen Mullins 10. Amanda Friday

HITTING PERCENTAGE

No. 6.96 6.31 6.01 5.81 5.44 5.14 4.92 4.35 0.79 0.52

Year 2009 2010 2010 2008 2010 2008 2009 2009 2008 2009

>> Minimum 100 Attacks Name 1. Leah Hinkey 2. Farren Powe 3. DeeDee Harrison 4. Farren Powe 5. Nikki Fowler 6. Kayla Jeter 7. Leslie Cikra 8. Leah Hinkey 9. Kayla Jeter 10. Milan Clarke

No. 0.23 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.21 0.20 0.19 0.19 0.19 0.19

Year 2009 2010 2008 2009 2009 2008 2010 2009 2008 2008

>> Bold indicates current player

No. .367 .326 .323 .316 .306 .304 .298 .278 .251 .250

Year 2010 2008 2010 2009 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2008

SINGLE MATCH RECORDS TENNESSEE MATCH RECORDS  INDIVIDUAL Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Block Solos Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

41 99 1.000 88 11 7 15 16 42

Stephanie Ehlers vs. Washington State (9/24/88) Stephanie Ehlers vs. Washington State (9/24/88) Tanya Haave (7-0-7) vs. Loyola [Illinois] (11/23/84) Erica Lear vs. Arkansas (10/6/00) Beverly Robinson vs. Northwestern (12/4/82) Robin Maine vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/13/82) Sarah Blum vs. Auburn (11/19/06) Sarah Blum vs. Auburn (11/19/06) Amy Morris vs. Notre Dame (11/26/05)

 TEAM Kills Attacks Percentage Assists Aces Block Solos Block Assists Total Blocks Digs

Year 2008 2009 2009 2010 2010 2009 2008 2008 2010 2010

No. 4.73 4.56 3.60 3.29 3.05 2.89 2.85 2.36 2.04 1.98

Year 2009 2008 2010 2009 2009 2010 2008 2008 2010 2010

DIGS PER SET

Name 1. Chloe Goldman 2. Chloe Goldman 3. Nikki Fowler 4. Kylie Marshall 5. Kelsey Robinson 6. Kylie Marshall 7. Nikki Fowler 8. Nikki Fowler 9. Kelsey Mahoney 10. Kelsey Mahoney

ACES PER SET

Name 1. Kelsey Mahoney 2. Kelsey Mahoney Nikki Fowler Kylie Marshall 5. Nikki Fowler 6. Kylie Marshall 7. Kelsey Robinson Nikki Fowler Chloe Goldman 10. Leah Hinkey

No. 1.21 1.21 1.20 1.15 0.89 0.89 0.82 0.69 0.67 0.66

107 270 .607 100 21 15 42 56 134

vs. Arkansas (10/6/00) vs. Arkansas (10/6/00) (63-12-84) vs. Cal State-Fullerton (9/19/80) vs. Arkansas (10/6/00) vs. Northwestern (12/4/82) vs. Miami [Ohio] (10/2/85) vs. Auburn (11/19/06) vs. San Francisco (9/24/80) vs. UNC Asheville (11/1/97)


TENNESSEE CAREER RECORDS [ Records since 1980 ] KILLS Name 1. Tamala Brightman 2. Ariana Wilson 3. April Chapple 4. Nikki Fowler 5. Dianne Shoemaker 6. Kristen Andre 7. Kristy Dobson 8. Stephanie Ehlers 9. Sonja Thomas 10. Yuliya Stoyanova

KILLS PER SET No. 1,781 1,732 1,650 1,649 1,544 1,498 1,454 1,394 1,346 1,343

Years 1990-93 1998-01 1981-84 2007-10 1985-88 2002-05 1988-91 1985-88 1991-94 2004-07

No. 4,426 3,881 3,835 3,799 3,660 3,540 3,459 3,418 3,416 3,361

Years 2007-10 1998-01 1988-91 1981-84 1990-93 1985-88 2004-07 1985-88 1991-94 2001-04

No. 5,803 5,069 4,674 3,541 2,957 2,904 1,855 1,530 1,453 1,362

Years 2002-05 1998-01 1991-94 1986-89 1984-87 1995-98 20081994-97 2005-06 1981-83

No. 255 244 200 192 189 174 168 149 146 142

Years 1980-83 1981-84 1999-02 1980-83 1985-88 1986-89 1984-87 1988-91 1985-88 1991-94

ATTACKS Name 1. Nikki Fowler 2. Ariana Wilson 3. Kristy Dobson 4. April Chapple 5. Tamala Brightman 6. Stephanie Ehlers 7. Yuliya Stoyanova 8. Dianne Shoemaker 9. Sonja Thomas 10. Michelle Piantadosi

Years 1990-93 1998-01 1996-98 1991-94 1995-97 2007-10 2004-07 1985-88 1999-02 1993-94

Name 1. Kelly Hanlon 2. Christina Jestila 3. Nikki Fowler 4. Ariana Wilson 5. Sonja Thomas 6. Yuliya Stoyanova 7. Tamala Brightman 8. Kristy Dobson 9. Kelsey Fautsch 10. Janelle Hester

No. 9.98 9.60 9.54 9.13 9.09 8.98 8.84 8.74 8.13 7.73

Name 1. Erica Lear 2. Julie Knytych 3. Molly Mooney 4. Christy Warren 5. Allison Stricklin 6. Amy Rauch 7. Wendy Jones 8. Chelsea Noble 9. Kelsey Mahoney 10. Jena Berg

BLOCKS PER SET No. 674 664 583 466 436 399 361 344 341 338

Years 2003-06 1980-83 2006-10 1998-01 2002-05 1990-93 1985-88 2007-10 1987-90 1985-88

Name 1. Chloe Goldman 2. Kristy Dobson 3. Kylie Marshall 4. Amy Morris 5. Stephanie Ehlers 6. Nikki Fowler 7. Julie Knytych 8. Kelli Scott 9. Molly Mooney 10. Erica Lear

No. 1,755 1,474 1,374 1,338 1,312 1,281 1,265 1,117 1,055 1,053

Years 2006-09 1988-91 2006-09 2003-05 1985-88 2007-10 2002-05 1999-02 1991-94 1998-01

Years 1998-01 2002-05 1991-94 1995-98 1994-95,97 1989-90 1986-89 2005-06 20082006-07

No. .48 .44 .39 .38 .38 .36 .34 .34 .33 .31

Years 1999-02 1983-85 1986-89 1985-88 1991-94 1994-96 1984-87 1988-91 1985-88 1984-86

>> Minimum 100 Attacks Name 1. Beverly Robinson 2. Kristen Andre 3. Tamala Brightman 4. DeeDee Harrison Sarah Blum 6. Ariana Wilson 7. Trinia Cuseo 8. Tanya Haave 9. Erika Brez 10. Leah Hinkey

Name 1. Sarah Blum 2. Leah Hinkey 3. Ariana Wilson 4. Courtney Huettemann 5. Kristen Andre Farren Powe 7. Trinia Cuseo Tamala Brightman 9. Mindy Flynn 10. Annette Young-Gillcrist

No. 1.55 1.24 1.10 1.06 0.97 0.97 0.96 0.96 0.93 0.90

Years 2003-06 2006-10 1998-01 1994-97 2002-05 2006-09 2000-01 1990-93 2005-08 1987-90

No. 4.37 4.01 3.36 3.21 3.02 2.94 2.76 2.72 2.69 2.69

Years 2006-09 2003-05 1988-91 2002-03 2003-04 2006-09 2007-10 2002-05 1991-94 1999-02

DIGS PER SET

HITTING PERCENTAGE

No. 12.87 12.48 11.13 10.76 9.22 8.31 8.01 6.53 6.37 6.19

ACES PER SET Name 1. Kelli Scott 2. Stephanie Scheper 3. Wendy Jones 4. Stephanie Ehlers 5. Sonja Thomas 6. Jenny Meeks 7. Laurie Caraher Kristy Dobson 9. Dianne Shoemaker 10. Donna Monaco

Name 1. Sarah Blum 2. Robin Maine 3. Leah Hinkey 4. Ariana Wilson 5. Kristen Andre 6. Tamala Brightman 7. Dianne Shoemaker 8. Nikki Fowler 9. Annette Young-Gillcrist 10. Lisa Stegman

DIGS Years 1995-97 1996-98 2007-10 1998-01 1991-94 2004-07 1990-93 1988-91 2005-06 1999-02

ASSISTS PER SET

ACES Name 1. Robin Maine 2. April Chapple 3. Kelli Scott 4. Bonnie Kenny 5. Stephanie Ehlers 6. Wendy Jones 7. Laurie Caraher 8. Kristy Dobson 9. Dianne Shoemaker 10. Sonja Thomas

BLOCKS No. 4.32 4.08 3.64 3.58 3.58 3.55 3.49 3.49 3.33 3.32

ATTACKS PER SET

ASSISTS Name 1. Julie Knytych 2. Erica Lear 3. Molly Mooney 4. Wendy Jones 5. Laurie Caraher 6. Christy Warren 7. Kelsey Mahoney 8. Allison Stricklin 9. Chelsea Noble 10. Betsy Chavez

Name 1. Tamala Brightman 2. Ariana Wilson 3. Christine Jestila 4. Sonja Thomas Kelly Hanlon 6. Nikki Fowler 7. Yuliya Stoyanova Dianne Shoemaker 9. Janelle Hester 10. Cissi Lenartsson

No. .359 .336 .335 .315 .315 .312 .308 .300 .295 .285

Years 1982-83 2002-05 1990-93 20082003-06 1998-01 2000-01 1980-84 1998-99 2006-10

>> Bold indicates current player >> Career statistics have a two-year minimum to qualify for per-game statistics, and players must have played in at least half of the team’s matches during their career.

Name 1. Chloe Goldman 2. Amy Morris 3. Kristy Dobson 4. Morgan Miltner 5. Cynthia Buggs 6. Kylie Marshall 7. Nikki Fowler 8. Julie Knytych 9. Sonja Thomas Kelli Scott


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