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TENNESSEE (8-6, 0-0) VS SOUTH CAROLINA (8-4, 0-0)

2013 » SCHEDULE & RECORD

THE MATCHUP TENNESSEE

vs SOUTH CAROLINA

THE BASICS 2013 RECORD 8-6, 0-0 SEC Current Rank: NR Kills/Set: 12.5 Assists/Set: 11.5 Aces/Set: 0.9 Digs/Set: 19.6 Blocks/Set: 2.0

2013 RECORD 8-4, 0-0 SEC Current Rank: NR Kills/Set: 14.0 Assists/Set: 12.8 Aces/Set: 0.9 Digs/Set: 14.3 Blocks/Set: 2.4

STATISTICAL LEADERS

FIRST SERVE  Sunday afternoon’s match against the Gamecocks marks the 61st meeting between the two programs. South Carolina is currently the Lady Vols third-most played opponent behind SEC rivals Kentucky (71) and Georgia (66).  Tennessee currently leads the all-time series by a 35-25 margin and has won nine straight entering the tilt.  UT has claimed four of the nine consecutive victories in straight sets, while needing five sets just once.  The Big Orange’s last loss to the Gamecocks came at South Carolina on Oct. 10, 2008.  This weekend marks the 29th meeting in Knoxville, with UT currently holding a 19-9 advantage at home. The Lady Vols last loss at home to South Carolina came more than 10 years ago on Nov. 8, 2002. UT lost 3-1 to the then-No. 18 Gamecocks in that matchup.  After losing his first eight meetings, head coach Rob Patrick now holds a career record of 18-15 against South Carolina.

SEC OPENER

KILLS #1 Jamie Lea (176 Ks, 3.38 K/Set)

KILLS #12 Juliette Thevenin (219 Ks, 4.98 K/Set)

 Sunday’s match against South Carolina marks the beginning of SEC play for the Lady Vols. Under Coach Patrick, UT is 9-7 in SEC openers, including a 7-3 mark when opening league play at home.

HITTING #6 Shealyn Kolosky (49 Ks-243 Att., .210)

HITTING #8 Kellie McNeil (41 Ks-93 Att., .366)

SCOUTING SOUTH CAROLINA

SETTING #4 Lexi Dempsey (485 Assts., 9.33 A/Set)

SETTING #8 Kellie McNeil (452 Assts., 10.51 A/Set)

SERVING #2 Nikki Brice (15 Aces, 0.29 SA/Set)

SERVING #8 Kellie McNeil (8 Aces, 0.19 SA/Set) #10 M. Christiaansen (8 Aces, 0.18 SA/Set)

DIGGING #10 Ellen Mullins (327 Digs, 6.29 D/Set) BLOCKING #1 Jamie Lea (34 Blks., 0.65 Blk/Set)

DIGGING #10 M. Christiaansen (179 Digs, 4.07 D/Set) BLOCKING #4 Darian Dozier (55 Blks., 1.25 Blk/Set)

INSIDE THE SERIES Overall: UT, 35-25

Last Meeting: UT, 3-0 (27-

Knoxville: UT, 19-9

25, 25-16, 25-18) [Nov. 11, 2012]

 The Gamecocks enter their third season under head coach Scott Swanson. Last year’s squad went 18-14, the program’s second winning season in the last decade and the most wins since 2008 (21).  The Gamecocks return five letterwinners from a year ago, including two starters in senior Juliette Thevenin and sophomore Darian Dozier.  Leading South Carolina is Thevenin, who leads the SEC in kills per set (4.98) and points per set (5.30). She is the defending SEC Player of the Week after averaging 6.00 points per set last weekend.  With the departure of 11 letterwinners, the Gamecocks lost 97 percent of its production from last season in assists (1,346), 78.1 percent in digs (1,252) and 58.9 percent in kills (876).

MILESTONE FOR PATRICK  In the closing match of the Tennessee Invitational, head coach Rob Patrick earned his 350th career win as the Lady Vols defeated Coastal Carolina, 3-1.

Neutral: SC 7-1

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8-6

SEC NON-CONFERENCE HOME AWAY NEUTRAL

0-0 8-6 2-5 2-0 4-1

 THE SCHEDULE DATE Aug. 30 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 6 Sept. 7 Sept. 7 Sept. 12 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 21 Sept. 21 Sept. 29 Oct. 4 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Oct. 13 Oct. 18 Oct. 20 Oct. 25 Oct. 27 Nov. 1 Nov. 3 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 17 Nov. 20 Nov. 22 Nov. 24 Nov. 30

OPPONENT (TV) Morehead State # at Cincinnati # Butler # at Chattanooga $ UNC Asheville $ UT Martin $ Charlotte $ Austin Peay & Wichita State & ETSU & VCU & Georgia Tech % Jacksonville State % Coastal Carolina South Carolina * at Georgia * at Kentucky * Missouri * Arkansas * at Ole Miss * at Mississippi State * at South Carolina * at Florida * Auburn * Georgia * Ole Miss * at Texas A&M * LSU * Florida * at Auburn * at Alabama * Mississippi State *

TIME W, 3-2 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 3-0 W, 3-1 W, 3-1 W, 3-0 W, 3-0 L, 3-0 L, 3-1 L, 3-2 L, 3-0 L, 3-2 W, 3-1 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

# Cincinnati Invitational $ Country inns & Suites Invitational & Comcast Lady Vol Classic % Lady Vol Invitational * SEC Match All Times Eastern

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MEDIA CREDENTIALS Requests for working media credentials should be directed to volleyball contact Cassandra Novy. 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 Cassandra prior to the start of the contest.

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Name Jamie Lea Nikki Brice Abby Brewer Lexi Dempsey Shealyn Kolosky Carly Wishlow Bridgette Villano Raina Hembry Ellen Mullins Whitney Heeres Brooke Speyerer Kalyn Helton Megan Hatcher Ashlyn Sunseri Ashley Mariani

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

Ht. 6-2 5-8 5-9 5-10 6-3 6-2 5-8 6-3 5-6 6-3 5-8 6-1 5-5 5-11 6-1

Class Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Fr.

Hometown/Previous School Efland, N.C./Orange H.S. Fullerton, Calif./Troy H.S. Paradise Valley, Ariz./Chaparral H.S. Palm Springs, Calif./Portland Wheaton, Ill./Wheaton-Warrenville South H.S. Calgary, Alberta/UTSA Davie, Fla./St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. Portland, Ore./Central Catholic H.S. Nashville, Tenn./Father Ryan H.S. Flushing, Mich./Ball State Winter Haven, Fla./Pace Hixson, Tenn./Lee Knoxville, Tenn./Webb School Tuscaloosa, Ala./Northridge H.S. Arlington, Texas/Arlington H.S.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Shealyn Kolosky Whitney Heeres Kalyn Helton Raina Hembry Ashley Mariani Brooke Speyerer Bridgette Villano

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach Record at Tennessee (Years) Overall Record

Rob Patrick (Miami [Ohio], ’83) 349-166 (17th Season) Same

Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Director of Volleyball Operations Volunteer Assistant Coach Volleyball Office Phone

Alan Edwards (Third Season) Rachel Cooper (Third Season) Jenna Dover (Third Season) Charlie Olson (First Season) (865) 974-1224

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2012 Record SEC Record (Finish) NCAA Finish (AVCA Rank) Letterwinners Returning Starters Returning/Lost Newcomers

22-8 15-5 (2nd East/3rd Overall) NCAA First Round (RV) 3 Libero/5 9 (5 Freshmen)

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 BY THE NUMBERS

1,488

» Senior Ellen Mullins surpassed Kristy Dobson (1,474) on UT’s all-time career digging list and is currently second with 1,488 digs.

350

» Head Coach Rob Patrick earned his 350th career victory against Coastal Carolina on Sept. 21.

9

» Sophomore setter Lexi Dempsey has recorded nine double-doubles in 14 games this season, a mark that leads the SEC.

 The Flushing, Mich., native put down 33 kills over four games, averaging 2.20 per set. She hit at a .263 clip on the weekend while also tallying four solo blocks and seven overall.  Also during the Comcast Lady Vol Classic, junior Shealyn Kolosky recorded 31 kills, averaging 2.07 per set and hit .203. Junior Carly Wishlow hit .286 on the weekend, registering 25 kills, while sophomore Lexi Dempsey handed out 155 helpers, averaging 10.33 per set with 3.00 digs per set. Freshman Jamie Lea slammed down a team-best 46 kills, averaging 3.07 per game.

TAKING THE TOURNAMENT TITLE

MULLINS MAKING HER MARK

DUO DOUBLE-DOUBLES

 Senior libero Ellen Mullins has already been making her mark during this young season as she has set two Tennessee records.  Through 14 games this season, Mullins is averaging 6.29 digs per set, a mark that leads the nation and league.  The Nashville native was named to the Tennessee Invitational All-Tournament Team after tallying 88 digs for an average of 7.33 per set.  During the Comcast Lady Vol Classic, Mullins scooped up 69 digs, averaging 4.60 through the weekend.  In the opening match of the Country Inns & Suites Invitational against Chattanooga, the Nashville native scooped up 28 digs in three sets, a program best during the 25-point rally scoring era. She followed up with 31 digs in four sets against UNC Asheville, another Lady Vol record during the 25-point rally scoring era.

 Sophomore setter Lexi Dempsey has racked up nine double-doubles in 14 games this season, a mark that leads the SEC.  Dempsey recorded two double-doubles in three games during the Tennessee Invitational.  In the Comcast Lady Vol Classic, Dempsey recorded three double-doubles in four games, including a career-best 51 assists with 16 digs.  Dempsey has handed out 45 or more assists in five matches this season, and averages 9.33 per set.  Freshman Ashley Mariani registered her first career double-doubles in the Tennessee Invitational as the Arlington, Texas product put down 12 kills and scooped up a career-best 17 digs against Jacksonville State.  She followed up with 10 kills and 10 digs against Coastal Carolina.

DIGGING UP THE CHARTS  Mullins moved into second place on UT’s all-time career digging charts over the weekend, surpassingKristy Dobson (1.473). Mullins now has 1,488 career digs.  Mullins sits 267 digs behind Chloe Goldman (1,755) with 18 regular season matches remaining. In the first 14 games, the senior has scooped up 327 digs.  The libero already owns two spots in the UT record books for most digs in a season during the 25-point rally scoring era as she tallied 541 in 2012 and 471 in 2011, marks that are second and fourth, respectively. This season she sits 10th with 327 digs. UT’S CAREER DIGGING Player (Yrs) 1. Chloe Goldman (2006-09) 2. Ellen Mullins (2010-present) 3. Kristy Dobson (1988-91) 4. Kylie Marshall (2006-09) 5. Amy Morries (2003-05)

Digs 1,755 1,488 1,474 1,374 1,338

UT’S SINGLE-SEASON DIGS (25-pt rally era) Player (Yrs) No. 1. Chloe Goldman 568 2. Ellen Mullins 541 3. Chloe Goldman 511 4. Ellen Mullins 471 5. Nikki Fowler 398 6. Kelsey Robinson 391 7. Kylie Marshall 369 8. Kelsey Robinson 367 9. Kylie Marshall 336 10. Ellen Mullins 327

Year 2009 2012 2008 2011 2009 2011 2009 2010 2008 2013

 Competing for the tournament title for the second weekend in a row, Tennessee captured the Country Inns & Suites Invitational in Chattanooga, Tenn., defeating Chattanooga, UNC Asheville, UT Martin and Charlotte.  Senior libero Ellen Mullins, sophomore setter Lexi Dempsey and freshman outside hitter Jamie Lea were named to the All-Tournament Team, while Mullins picked up MVP honors.  During the tournament, Mullins set two UT records in most digs in three sets (28) and four sets (31) during the 25-point rally scoring era. She averaged 7.00 scoops per set during the tournament.  Dempsey posted three double-doubles over four games, including a career-best 47 assists and 14 digs against UNC Asheville. Dempsey had three consecutive games dishing out 40 or more assists.  Against UNC Asheville, Lea put down 23 kills, hitting at a .212 clip. Over the tournament, she led the team hitting .302 with 67 kills.  Junior Shealyn Kolosky tallied 31 kills with a .329 hitting percentage during the tournament.

HEERES NAMED ALL-TOURNAMENT  Senior outside hitter Whitney Heeres picked up her first accolade of the season as she was named to the 2013 Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team.

MULLINS EARNS SEC WEEKLY HONOR  Senior libero Ellen Mullins picked up her fifth career SEC recognition on Tuesday, being tabbed this week’s SEC Defensive Player of the Week. The 5-foot-

NATIONAL RANKINGS AVCA COACHES’ POLL

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VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE TOP 20

Preseason Ranking Sept. 23, 2013 Rank School 1 Penn State (53) 2 Washington (5) 3 Florida 4 USC (2) 5 Texas 6 Hawai’i 7 Stanford 8 San Diego 9 Minnesota 10 Michigan 11 UCLA 12 Nebraska 13 Ohio State 14 North Carolina 15 Michigan State 16 Arizona State 17 Florida State 18 Kentucky 19 Colorado State 20 Purdue 21 Oregon 22 Ohio 23 Creighton 24 Illinois 25 Iowa State

Preseason Ranking Sept. 23, 2013 Rank School 1 Penn State 3 Florida 5 Texas 4 USC 6 Hawai’i 7 Stanford 2 Washington 8 San Diego 10 Michigan 9 Minnesota 11 UCLA 12 Nebraska 13 Ohio State 15 Michigan State 14 North Carolina 16 Arizona State 17 Florida State 20 Purdue 21 Oregon 25 Iowa State 18 Kentucky 22 Ohio 23 Creighton 24 Colorado State 25 Wisconsin

Preseason Ranking Sept. 24, 2013 Rank School 1 Penn State (10) 2 Washington 3 USC 4 Texas 5 Hawai’i 6 Florida T7 San Diego T7 Stanford 9 Minnesota 10 Michigan 11 UCLA 12 Ohio State 13 North Carolina 14 Nebraska 15 Arizona State 16 Michigan State 17 Florida State 18 Colorado State 19 Oregon 20 Kentucky

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6 Nashville native was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Cincinnati Invitational last week.  Playing in all 11 sets, Mullins averaged a team-best 6.55 digs per set as she scooped up 72 balls over in a pair of victories (Morehead State, Cincinnati) and one loss (Butler) at the tournament.  She recorded 31 digs in the opening game of the season against Morehead State, three shy of her career-best (34).  Mullins followed up with 21 digs in UT’s threeset win over the Bearcats, and a 20-dig performance against Butler. She registered 20 or more digs in all three matches.

Seniors Whitney Heeres and Ellen Mullins lead the 2013 squad.

MULLINS, MARIANI ALL-TOURNAMENT  Tennessee volleyball senior Ellen Mullins and freshman Ashley Mariani were named to the Cincinnati Invitational All-Tournament Team.  Mullins averaged 6.55 digs per set at the tournament. She had 20 or more digs in all three matches over the weekend, totaling 72 digs. She recorded 31 in the opening game of the season against Morehead State, the most in the league in 2013. Her 31 digs were three shy of her career-best (34).  In her Lady Vol debut, Mariani posted 10 kills with four blocks. She followed up with 14 kills, hitting at a .316 clip, both team-bests, while adding two blocks. She capped off her weekend with 14 more kills against Butler, hitting .290 with two blocks. On the season, the Arlington, Texas native leads the young UT team with 38 total kills, averaging 3.45 per set. The 6-foot-1 middle blocker is hitting at a .205 clip on the year.

at the USA Volleyball Girls’ Junior National Championships.  Tennessee and Lady Vol volleyball graduate Leslie Cikra was hand-selected by head coach Karch Kiraly for a second tryout with the Red, White and Blue this past summer. Cikra was part of the A2 Training Team in 2011 as well.

AVCA ACADEMIC ACCOLADES

 The 2013 signing class includes three national top-50 recruits in middle blocker Raina Hembry, outside hitter Jamie Lea and middle blocker and right side hitter Ashley Mariani. In the class of 2013, Mariani was ranked as the 31st-best player, Lea was named the 37th-best player, and Hembry was recognized as the nation’s 45th-best player.  Additionally, Bridgette Villano was an AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention and earned Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine third team AllAmerican honors. She was also listed as one of PrepVolleyball.com’s top 250 recruits in the class of 2013.

 For the third-straight year, the UT volleyball team was recognized with the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award, which recognizes teams that maintain at least a 3.30 cumulative team GPA.  Tennessee recorded its sixth consecutive semester with at least a 3.30 overall team GPA this past spring, finishing the 2012-13 academic year with a department-best 3.58 GPA.  UT’s volleyball program has recorded a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for 11 consecutive semesters, which totals to the last five and a half years.  For the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years, the Big Orange was the only team in the SEC to earn the AVCA Team Academic Award.

MULLINS’ SUMMER ON USA A2 TEAM

FORMER LADY VOLS ON PRO CIRCUIT

 Senior captain Ellen Mullins was one of just seven defensive specialists in the 2013 U.S. Women’s National Volleyball A2 Program this past summer.  Open to college athletes with eligibility remaining for the 2013 campaign, the WNTA2 program was whittled down from a record 240 tryout participants in February to just 47 in June.  Mullins competed on Team Blue and placed fourth

 A trio of former Lady Vols consisting of DeeDee Harrison, Kayla Jeter and Leslie Cikra are continuing their volleyball careers professionally overseas.  Jeter is a member of LP Kangasala in Finland, while Cikra joined Ouest Provence Volley in France. Harrison completed her rookie season with Chamalieres Volleyball Club in France right after the 2012 Tennessee season ended.

FRESHMEN CLASS GARNERS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

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Div. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

ALL 15-0 11-1 10-2 8-3 8-4 8-6

Pct. 1.000 .917 .833 .727 .667 .571

Home 8-0 7-0 6-0 6-1 4-0 2-5

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

Neutral 4-0 2-1 3-0 0-2 4-2 4-1

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Streak W15 W6 W2 W3 W3 W1

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ALL 10-1 12-2 10-3 9-3 8-3 9-5 7-4

Pct. .909 .857 .769 .750 .727 .643 .636

Home 3-0 7-0 5-1 2-2 2-1 6-2 4-2

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

Neutral 4-0 2-2 4-1 4-0 3-1 3-1 1-1

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HEAD COACH ROB PATRICK  Rob Patrick, now entering his 17th season as head coach, has made nine NCAA appearances with the Lady Vols, including the current stretch of fivestraight which is a program-best.  Since taking over the program in 1997, Patrick has become the program’s all-time wins leader. He earned his 350th career win against Coastal Carolina in the closing match of the Tennessee Invitational on Sept. 21.  While at the helm of the Orange & White, Patrick has averaged over 20 wins a season, and has had players earn 40 All-SEC honors and 24 All-South Region accolades.  The native of Cleveland, Ohio has twice earned National Coach of the Year honors and guided the Lady Vols to the 2005 NCAA Final Four.  Of Tennessee’s 17 All-Americans, Patrick has coached 15, including senior libero and captain Ellen Mullins.

WHO’S BACK? HEAD COACH ROB PATRICK PATRICK’S CAREER RECORD [ 1997-PRESENT ] Year 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Total

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 28-4 22-8 8-6 350-168

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 Rd. 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 Rd. 6-14 5th SEC East 15-5 3rd SEC East, NCAA 1st Rd. 16-4 T-2nd SEC East, NCAA 2nd Rd. 15-5 2nd SEC East, NCAA 2nd Rd. 19-1 1st SEC, NCAA 2nd Rd. 15-5 3rd SEC, NCAA 1st Rd. 0-0 178-96 3 SEC Titles, 9 NCAA Apps.

WHO’S NEW?

PATRICK’S MILESTONE WINS Win # 1 50 100 200 250 300 350

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) Coastal Carolina (9.21.2013)

 Tennessee returns its starting libero and AllAmerican Ellen Mullins. Shealyn Kolosky and Nikki Brice. In addition, the Lady Vols also welcome back senior Whitney Heeres, who was sidelined with an injury last season, as well sophomores Megan Hatcher and Ashlyn Sunseri.  Mullins set the tone for the Big Orange last season, earning AVCA Honorable Mention All-American honors. The 5-foot-6 libero was also named to the AVCA All-South Region team. She started all 30 matches, and was one of just two players to play in all 119 sets. The Nashville product earned a leaguebest three SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors in 2012, and led the team with career-best marks in digs (541) and digs per set (4.55) - marks that ranked second and fourth in the league, respectively.  After being injured in last season’s preseason, Kolosky returns to the squad in 2013. The 6-foot3 middle blocker was one of just four Lady Vols to start every match during her freshman campaign in 2011, playing in 122 sets, and was a key component in UT’s SEC title. The Wheaton, Ill., native appeared in 10 matches in 2012.  Heeres returns to the court for her senior season after suffering from a shoulder injury that sidelined her in 2012.

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

 After adding assistant coaches Alan Edwards and Rachel Cooper and director of operations Jenna Dover two seasons ago, there was only one addition to the Lady Vol Volleyball coaching staff in 2013. Charlie Olson joined the program this past summer and will serve as the team’s volunteer assistant coach, replacing Russ Friedland who landed a full time assistant position at UNLV. Olson has been in the juniors and high school coaching ranks since 2005, where he recently helped lead the Floyd E. Kellam Knights to a third-straight AAA Virginia High School state title as co-head coach. He was named “Virginia State AAA Coach of the Year” in 2012. Olson graduated from California State University, Chico, in 2004 where he played volleyball on the men’s club team and served as floor captain during his last two seasons.  On the court, the Lady Vols welcome nine newcomers, including five freshmen and four transfers.  Carly Wishlow, a junior transfer from UTSA, joins the Orange & White after helping lead the Roadrunners to the Southland Conference Tournament championship match and Western Athletic Conference Tournament in her two seasons.  Brooke Speyerer is one of three setters on the 2013 team, transferring from Pace University after spending her freshman and sophomore campaigns with the Setters. The Winter Haven, Fla., native led the

squad with 1,167 assists for an average of 8.91 helpers per set in 2012.  Tennessee native Kalyn Helton dons the Orange & White this season after playing at Lee University last year, helping guide the Flames to a 30-11 record and a 13-1 mark in conference play. She spent her freshman year at Harding University where she was named Conference Freshman of the Year.  After spending the 2012 season at the University of Portland, sophomore Lexi Dempsey joins the squad. She appeared in all 30 matches for the Pilots last season, and ranked second on the team with 403 assists for an average of 3.66 helpers per set.  Freshman Jamie Lea joined Tennessee in the spring of 2013. She was ranked as the 37th-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com and named to Volleyball Magazine’s Girls’ Fab 50 list, which recognizes the top 50 seniors in the nation. She was a four-time 3A All-Conference honoree at Orange High School in Efland, N.C., and named Player of the Year. She finished her career with 1,142 kills, a .371 attacking percentage and 126 blocks.   Arizona native Abby Brewer was a three-year letterwinner and setter at Chaparral High School where she earned all-state and all-city honors as a senior. The youngest of five siblings, Brewer will complete a family tradition as she makes her collegiate playing debut this weekend as all of her older siblings have played at the Division I level or above.   Listed as one of PrepVolleyball.com’s top 250 recruits in the class of 2013, Bridgette Villano hails from Davie, Fla., where she was a four-year letterwinner at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. The defensive specialist earned AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable Mention and Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine third team AllAmerican accolades. She is a two-time PrepVolleyball. com Defensive Dandies honoree.  Raina Hembry helped guide Central Catholic High School to its third-straight Oregon 6A state title as a senior in 2012-13. She was ranked as the 45th-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com.  Texas product Ashley Mariani was a member of the USA Junior National Team and ranked as the 31st-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com. As

UT VOLLEYBALL HONORS 2013 SEASON HONORS ELLEN MULLINS, L/DS Tennessee Invitational All-Tournament Team Country Inns & Suites Invitational MVP Country Inns & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team SEC Defensive Player of the Week (9/3) Cincinnati Invitational All-Tournament Team LEXI DEMPSEY, S Country Inns & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team WHITNEY HEERES, OH Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team JAMIE LEA, OH Country Inns & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team ASHLEY MARIANI, MB Cincinnati Invitational All-Tournament Team

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2013 HEADSHOT CHART

1

2 JAMIE LEA 6-2 • Fr. • OH Efland, N.C. Orange H.S.

7 CARLY WISHLOW 6-2 • Jr. • RS/MH Calgary, Alberta UTSA

14

3 NIKKI BRICE 5-8 • Jr. • DS Fullerton, Calif. Troy H.S.

8 BRIDGETTE VILLANO 5-8 • Fr. • DS Davie, Fla. St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

15

ABBY BREWER 5-9 • Fr. • S Paradise Valley, Ariz. Chaparral H.S.

9 RAINA HEMBRY 6-3 • Fr. • MB Portland, Ore. Central Catholic H.S.

18

4 LEXI DEMPSEY 5-10 • So. • S Palm Springs, Calif. Portland

10 ELLEN MULLINS 5-6 • Sr. • L/DS Nashville, Tenn. Father Ryan H.S.

32

6 SHEALYN KOLOSKY 6-3 • Jr. • MB Wheaton, Ill. Wheaton-Warrenville South

13 WHITNEY HEERES 6-2 • Sr. • OH Flushing, Mich. Ball State

44

BROOKE SPEYERER 5-8 • Jr. • S Winter Haven, Fla. Pace

KALYN HELTON 6-1 • Jr. • OH/RS Hixson, Tenn. Lee

MEGAN HATCHER 5-5 • So. • DS Knoxville, Tenn. Webb School

ASHLYN SUNSERI 5-11 • So. • OH Tuscaloosa, Ala. Northridge H.S.

ASHLEY MARIANI 6-1 • Fr. • MB Arlington, Texas Arlington H.S.

ROB PATRICK Head Coach 17th Year at Tennessee

RACHEL COOPER Assistant Coach 3rd Year at Tennessee

ALAN EDWARDS Assistant Coach 3rd Year at Tennessee

JENNA DOVER Director of Operations 3rd Year at Tennessee

CHARLIE OLSON Volunteer Asst. Coach 1st Year at Tennessee

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PLAYER NOTES

3

ABBY BREWER

2

S, 5-9, FR., PARADISE VALLEY, ARIZ.

NIKKI BRICE DS, 5-8, JR., FULLERTON, CALIF.

4

LEXI DEMPSEY S, 5-10, SO., PALM SPRINGS, CALIF.

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 3 (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Attacks: 4 (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Hitting Pct.: 1.000 (Georgia Tech, 9/20/13) Assists: 21 (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Aces: -Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 7 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 (Florida, 10/28/11) Attacks: 1, 3x (Florida, 10/28/11) Hitting Pct.: -Assists: 2, 7x (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Aces: 4 (Georgia, 10/23/11) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 23 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 2, 2x (ETSU, 9/14/13) Attacks: 11 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13) Hitting Pct.: .500 (Butler, 8/31/13) Assists: 51 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Aces: 3 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: 2 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Total Blocks: 2 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Digs: 16 (ETSU, 9/14/13)

2013  Recorded a career-high three kills against Coastal Carolina, while handing out a career-best 21 assists  Scooped up a personal-best seven digs with 20 assists against Jacksonville State  Had six assists and three digs in UT's three-set sweep over Cincinnati  Dished out 10 assists in her first game as a Lady Vol against Morehead State

2013  Tied a career-best in assists with two and had 15 digs against Coastal Carolina  Scooped up 21 digs while tallying three aces against Jacksonville State  Served up a team-best three aces and scooped up 11 digs against VCU  Tallied 11 digs in UT's three-set sweep over Austin Peay  Racked up 23 digs as Tennessee handed UNC Asheville its first loss of the season at the Country Inns & Suites Invitational  Scooped up 14 digs in UT’s three-set victory against Cincinnati  Recorded 17 digs in the 2013 season opener against Morehead State

2013  Her nine total double-doubles this season leads the SEC  Registered two double-doubles in three games during the Tennessee Invitational as she scooped up 14 digs and handed out 29 assists against Jacksonville State and following up with 13 digs and 27 assists against Coastal Carolina  Notched three double-doubles in four games at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic, including a career-best 51 assists with 16 digs against ETSU.  Tallied three-straight games with double-doubles against Chattanooga, UNC Asheville and UT Martin  Registered two kills while handing out 37 helpers against Butler  Recorded a double-double at Cincinnati, with 27 assists and 11 digs  Opened her career at UT dishing out 25 assists in the Lady Vols’ five-set victory over Morehead State

HIGH SCHOOL  Three-year letterwinner at Chaparral High School in Scottsdale, Ariz.  Earned all-state and all-city honors as a senior in 2012 with the Firebirds  Three-time all-region honoree and honored as team MVP with the Firebirds three times

2012 Played in all but four sets, making 30 match appearances and three starts  Ranked third on the squad with 15 service aces  Posted 126 digs, including a career-best 15 at Missouri 

PERSONAL  Is the youngest of five siblings, all of who have competed at the Division I collegiate level or beyond  Majoring in journalism & electronic media with a focus in broadcast journalism  Chose to come to Rocky Top because of the great Lady Vol coaching staff and players, the program’s legacy, and to compete for National Championships CAREER STATS SP MP K 2013 23 9 4 TOTAL 23 9 4

K/S 0.17 0.17

Pct. A .250 74 .250 74

A/S 3.22 3.22

DIGS D/S 18 .78 18 .78

2011  Saw action in all but four sets, playing in 120 over all 32 matches with four starts  Ranked fourth on the team with 228 digs, averaging 1.90 scoops per set  Registered career-high 14 digs vs. Duke in the NCAA Tournament First Round PERSONAL  Majoring in accounting  Hometown in Newport Beach, Calif.  Wants to pursue a career in math or science CAREER STATS SP MP 2011 120 32 2012 105 30 2013 52 14 TOTAL 277 76

K 1 0 1 2

K/S 0.01 0.00 0.02 0.01

Pct. .333 .000 .200 .222

A 18 14 3 35

DIGS 228 126 154 508

D/S TB 1.90 0 1.20 0 2.96 0 1.83 0

2012 AT PORTLAND in all 30 matches as a freshman  Ranked second on the team with 403 assists for an average of 3.66 helpers per set  Led the Pilots and ranked in the top 20 of the West Coast Conference in service aces per set (0.24), finishing the season with 26 total aces  Appeared

PERSONAL to transfer to Tennessee for its outstanding academic and athletic programs, the support the athletes receive, and UT’s high standards of success  Majoring in communications  Chose

CAREER STATS SP MP K 2013 52 14 11 TOTAL 52 14 11

K/S Pct. A A/S 0.21 .097 485 9.33 0.21 .097 485 9.33

DIGS D/S 145 2.79 145 2.79

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PLAYER NOTES

18

MEGAN HATCHER DS, 5-5, SO., KNOXVILLE, TENN.

13

WHITNEY HEERES

15

OH, 6-2, SR., FLUSHING, MICH.

KALYN HELTON OH/RS, 6-1, JR., HIXSON, TENN.

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 (Charlotte, 9/7/13) Attacks: 1 (Charlotte, 9/7/13) Hitting Pct.: 1.000 (Charlotte, 9/7/13) Assists: 1, 4x (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Aces: 1, 5x (ETSU, 9/14/13) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 13 (UT Martin, 9/7/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 13, 2x (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Attacks: 41 (UT Martin, 9/7/13) Hitting Pct.: .480 (VCU, 9/14/13) Assists: -Aces: -Solo Blocks: 3, 2x (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Block Assists: 5 (UT Martin, 9/7/13) Total Blocks: 7 (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Digs: 5, 2x (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)

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

2013  Tied her career-best in assists, handing out one against Coastal Carolina  Totaled 23 digs through four games at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic  Has served up five aces this season for UT  Recorded one kill against Charlotte  Posted a career-best in digs as she scooped up 13 in Tennessee's 3-1 victory over UT Martin  Scooped up nine digs in the Lady Vols’ season opening win against Morehead State

2013  Tied her career-best in kills with 13, hitting .229 with four blocks against Coastal Carolina  Scooped up a personal-best five digs in back-to-back games against Georgia Tech and Jacksonville State  Averaged 2.20 kills per set while hitting at a .263 mark earning All-Tournament Team honors at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic  Tallied five blocks, a career high, in Tennessee's 3-1 victory against UT Martin  Put down a career-best 10 kills against UNC Asheville, hitting a career high .154 mark  Recorded six kills and scooped up three digs against Butler  Had six kills, while hitting .111, with two digs in the Lady Vols’ three-set sweep at Cincinnati  Posted five kills and three blocks against Morehead State

2013  Will sit out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules

2012  Recorded one dig in a 3-1 win over Cincinnati (8/25) PERSONAL  Majoring in finance CAREER STATS SP MP 2012 12 6 2013 49 14 TOTAL 61 20

2012 AT LEE Appeared in 15 matches for the Flames, averaging 1.44 kills per set  Helped guide the Flames to a 30-11 record, including a 13-1 mark in conference play  Named to the All-Conference Academic Team 

2011 AT HARDING Appeared in all 33 matches as a freshman, including eight starts  Ranked second on the squad with 277 total kills with an average of 2.43 per set  Earned Conference Freshman of the Year honors 

PERSONAL Majoring in nutrition  Chose to transfer to Tennessee because of the volleyball program and athletics programs, nutrition program and has been a UT fan her entire life 

K 0 1 1

K/S 0.00 0.02 0.02

Pct. A .000 0 1.000 4 1.000 4

DIGS 1 89 90

D/S TB 0.08 0 1.82 0 1.48 0

2012  Suffered a shoulder injury 2011 AT BALL STATE in 31 matches, earning 14 starts  Recorded season-high 18 kills vs. Northern Illinois (Sept. 30)  Hit season-best .346 vs. St. Louis (Nov. 26)  Played

2010 AT BALL STATE Team All-Mid-American Conference  MAC All-Freshman Team  Helped lead the Cardinals to a 24-5 (14-2 MAC) record and the program’s eighth MAC regular season title  Second

PERSONAL  Sister, Krystal, played volleyball for Kellog Community College and Olivet College CAREER STATS SP MP 2012 0 0 2013 52 14 TOTAL 52 14

K 0 108 108

K/S 0.00 2.08 2.08

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Pct. .000 .153 .153

A 0 0 0

DIGS 0 34 34

D/S TB 0.00 0 0.65 27 0.65 27


PLAYER NOTES

9

RAINA HEMBRY MB, 6-3, FR., PORTLAND, ORE.

6

SHEALYN KOLOSKY

1

MB, 6-3, JR., WHEATON, ILL.

JAMIE LEA OH, 6-2, FR., EFLAND, N.C.

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 21 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Attacks: 53 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Hitting Pct.: .400 (Charlotte, 9/7/13) Assists: 1, 2x (Coastal Carolina, 9/21/13) Aces: -Solo Blocks: 1 (Butler, 8/31/13) Block Assists: 8 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Total Blocks: 8 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Digs: 5 (Butler, 8/31/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 11 (Ohio State, 12/2/11) Attacks: 29 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Hitting Pct.: .769 (Seton Hall, 10/9/11) Assists: 1, 3x (Missouri, 10/5/12) Aces: 2, 2x (UNC Asheville, 9/7/13) Solo Blocks: 3, (Austin Peay, 9/12/13) Block Assists: 10 (Ohio State, 12/2/11) Total Blocks: 10 (Ohio State, 12/2/11) Digs: 4, 2x (Butler, 8/31/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 24 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Attacks: 66 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13) Hitting Pct.: .400 (Chattanooga, 9/5/13) Assists: 1 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13) Aces: 1 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13) Solo Blocks: 3 (Cincinnati, 8/30/13) Block Assists: 5 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Total Blocks: 6 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Digs: 12 (Cincinnati, 8/30/13)

2013  Had 11 kills with four blocks against Coastal Carolina  Racked up a career-best 21 kills, hitting .321 against Jacksonville State, adding in four digs and three blocks  Put down five kills, hitting a career-best .400 in UT's 3-0 victory against Charlotte  Hit at a .222 clip with four kills, five digs and one solo block against Butler  In her first game donning the Orange & White she recorded five kills and blocked eight balls

2013  Hit .231 against Georgia Tech and Coastal Carolina with four kills in both games in the Tennessee Invitational  Put down 10 kills, hitting .125 against VCU  Recorded three solo blocks against Austin Peay, a career-high  Hit at a .316 clip with eight kills, three shy of her careerbest, against Butler  Had five kills hitting .273 with one block at Cincinnati  Notched seven kills and a team-best nine blocks in UT’s opening win against Morehead State

2013  Tallied her second 20+ kill game of the season as she totaled 20, hitting .378 against Coastal Carolina  Blocked a career-best six hits against Jacksonville State  Put down a career-best 24 kills, hitting .295 against ETSU in the Comcast Lady Vol Classic  Leads the team in kills with 139, averaging 3.47 per set.  Named to the Country Inns & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team after helping UT to the tournament title  Recorded her first career double-double with 10 kills and 11 digs against Butler  Had 12 digs and six kills, with a team-leading three solo blocks in UT's three-set sweep at Cincinnati  Hit double figures in kills with 10, adding five blocks and eight digs in her first game as a Lady Vol against Morehead State

HIGH SCHOOL  Helped guide the Central Catholic Rams to their thirdstraight Oregon 6A state title  Ranked as the 45th-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com  Named to Volleyball Magazine’s Girls’ Fab 50 list, which recognizes the top 50 seniors in the nation PERSONAL in nursing  Chose to attend UT because of the Lady Vols’ experienced coaching staff  Majoring

CAREER STATS SP MP K K/S 2013 38 11 64 1.68 TOTAL 38 11 64 1.68

Pct. .174 .174

A 2 2

DIGS D/S TB 14 0.37 36 14 0.37 36

2012  Appeared in 10 matches, making three starts  Recorded two kills on five swings and one block against Mississippi State (11/23)  Tallied a match-high eight blocks and added a careerbest four digs in her first match back from injury at Alabama (9/16) 2011  Was one of just four Lady Vols to start every match on the season, playing in 122 sets  Blasted 186 kills in 2011, averaging 1.52 kills per set  Ranked fourth on the team in hitting percentage with a clip of .271

PERSONAL  Majoring in criminal justice  Chose UT because of the program’s fan base and support  Aspires to play professional volleyball for Team USA and have a career in criminal justice

PERSONAL  Majoring in communication  Sister, Mollie, played volleyball at Boston College CAREER STATS SP MP 2011 122 32 2012 22 10 2013 49 14 TOTAL 193 56

K 186 17 92 295

K/S 1.52 0.77 1.88 1.53

Pct. .271 .167 .210 .244

A 2 1 0 3

DIGS 26 8 17 51

D/S 0.21 0.36 0.35 0.26

HIGH SCHOOL Ranked as the 37th-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com  Four-time 3A All-Conference honoree and Player of the Year Award recipient  Finished her career with the Orange High School Panthers with 1,142 kills, a .371 attacking percentage and 126 blocks 

TB 95 13 33 141

CAREER STATS SP MP K K/S Pct. A 2013 52 14 176 3.38 .164 2 TOTAL 52 14 176 3.38 .164 2

DIGS D/S TB 73 1.40 34 73 1.40 34

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PLAYER NOTES

44

ASHLEY MARIANI MB, 6-1, FR., ARLINGTON, TEXAS

10

ELLEN MULLINS DS, 5-8, SR., NASHVILLE, TENN.

14

BROOKE SPEYERER S, 5-8, JR., WINTER HAVEN, FLA.

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 14, 2x (Butler, 8/31/13) Attacks: 57 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Hitting Pct.: .346 (Austin Peay, 9/12/13) Assists: -Aces: 1, 2x (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: 4 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Total Blocks: 4 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Digs: 17 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1, 4x (Alabama, 10/28/12) Attacks: 2, 3x (Chattanooga, 9/5/13) Hitting Pct.: -Assists: 7 (Missouri, 10/5/12) Aces: 4 (Arkansas, 10/14/12) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 37 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)

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

2013  Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Jacksonville State with 12 kills and a career-best 17 digs and followed up with 10 kills and 10 digs against Coastal Carolina  Served up her first ace of her collegiate career against ETSU, while also putting down 10 kills  Hit a career-best .346 with 13 kills against Austin Peay in the opening match of the Comcast Lady Vol Classic  Tallied 10 or more kills in nine of UT's 11 matches this season  Named Cincinnati All-Tournament Team after leading the tournament with 72 kills  Notched 14 kills for the second game in a row against Butler, hitting at a .290 clip  Recorded 14 kills and hit a team-leading .316 in UT’s three-set sweep at Cincinnati  In her first match as a Lady Vol, posted 10 kills and four blocks against Morehead State

2013  Scooped up a career-best 37 digs against Jacksonville State  Surpassed Kristy Dobson (1,474) on UT's all-time career digging list and is currently second with 1,488 digs  Set two Tennessee records at the Country Inns & Suites Invitational for most digs in three sets (28) and most digs in four sets (31) during the 25-point rally scoring era  Earned Country Inns & Suites Invitational MVP honors after leading UT to the tournament title  Named Cincinnati All-Tournament Team after scooping up a tournament-best 72 digs  Recorded her third-straight game with 20 or more digs as she notched 20 against Butler  Opened the 2013 season with 31 digs against Morehead State, three shy of her career-best (34)

2013  Saw action during UT’s three-set sweep at Cincinnati

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner and captain of the Arlington High School Lady Colts  Ranked as the 31st-best player in the class of 2013 by PrepVolleyball.com  Member of the USA Junior National Team 

PERSONAL  Strives to play volleyball for Team USA in the Olympics  Chose Tennessee because it had a family feel  Says her club coach and former Tennessee assistant coach Mike Minnis is the biggest sports influence of her career CAREER STATS SP MP K K/S Pct. 2013 52 14 149 2.87 .151 TOTAL 52 14 149 2.87 .151

2012  Named AVCA All-American Honorable Mention and to the AVCA All-South Region Team  Started all 30 matches at the libero position, and was one of just two players to play in all 119 sets  Earned a league-best three SEC Defensive Player of the Week honors 2011  Started

every match at libero the team in digs (471), averaging 3.80 per set  Digs tally ranked fifth in the SEC and third in the Lady Vol record books during the 25-point rally scoring era  Notched career-high 31 digs vs Kentucky (Oct. 12)  Led

2010  Played

A 0 0

DIGS D/S 58 1.12 58 1.12

TB 28 28

in 73 sets in 26 matches the season with 149 digs for an average of 2.04

 Finished

per set  Added 19 assists and five aces PERSONAL in marketing  Sister, Ann, was a member of the Lady Vol volleyball te am in 2003 and 2004 before transferring to Lipscomb where she was named Atlantic Sun Libero of the Year in 2005  Majoring

CAREER STATS SP MP 2010 73 26 2011 124 32 2012 119 30 2013 52 14 TOTAL 368 102

K 1 1 2 0 4

K/S 0.01 0.01 0.02 0.00 0.01

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Pct. .500 -.200 .500 -.091 .000

A 19 65 71 27 182

DIGS 149 471 541 327 1488

D/S TB 2.04 0 3.80 0 4.55 0 6.29 0 4.04 0

2012 AT PACE Appeared and started in all 35 matches of her sophomore season  Led the team with 1,167 assists for an average of 8.91 helpers per set  Helped Pace rank second in the NE-10 in assists (11.27) and kills per set (12.15) 

2011 AT PACE in 33 matches  Played an integral role in the Setters’ 2011 NCAA Tournament run  Appeared

PERSONAL  Majoring in biology with a minor in mathematics  Chose to transfer to UT because of the great volleyball and medical programs CAREER STATS SP MP K 2013 2 2 0 TOTAL 2 2 0

K/S Pct. A 0.00 .000 0 0.00 .000 0

A/S 0 0

DIGS D/S 0 0 0 0


PLAYER NOTES

32

ASHLYN SUNSERI

8

OH, 5-11, SO., TUSCALOOSA, ALA.

BRIDGETTE VILLANO DS, 5-8, FR., DAVIE, FLA.

7

CARLY WISHLOW RS/MH, 6-2, JR., CALGARY, ALBERTA

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Attacks: 4 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Hitting Pct.: -Assists: -Aces: -Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 1 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: -Attacks: 2 (UT Martin, 9/7/13) Hitting Pct.: -Assists: 1 (Charlotte, 9/7/13) Aces: -Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 17 (UNC Asheville, 9/6/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 9 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Attacks: 26 (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Hitting Pct.: .467 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Assists: -Aces: 1, 3x (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13) Solo Blocks: 1 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Block Assists: 5 (Austin Peay, 9/12/13) Total Blocks: 5, 2x (ETSU, 9/14/13) Digs: 4, 2x (Jacksonville State, 9/21/13)

2012  Recorded one kill and one dig against Jacksonville State

2013  Tallied seven digs agianst Jacksonville State  Posted four straight games with double-digit digs, which includes a career-best 17 against UNC Asheville  Scooped up two digs in UT’s first three matches against Morehead State, Cincinnati and Butler

2013  Tallied a career-best nine kills, hitting .231 against Jacksonville State  Recorded a career-best eight kills, hitting at a .467 clip with five total blocks against ETSU  Put down seven kills, hitting .267 against Wichita State  Opened up the Comcast Lady Vol Classic with five block assists against Austin Peay  Saw action in Tennessee's 3-1 victory over UNC Asheville  Had four kills and three blocks in UT’s opening win against Morehead State

2012  Did

not compete

HIGH SCHOOL  2012 Alabama 6A Second Team All-State  2010-11 Conference Champions  Two-year Team Captain PERSONAL  Brother Tino played football at Pittsburgh and brother Vinnie is a junior defensive back at Alabama CAREER STATS SP MP K 2013 1 1 1 TOTAL 1 1 1

K/S Pct. A 1.00 .000 0 1.00 .000 0

DIGS D/S TB 1 1.00 0 1 1.00 0

HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.  Earned AVCA Under Armour All-American Honorable mention and Mizuno/Volleyball Magazine third team AllAmerican honors  Listed as one of PrepVolleyball.com’s top 250 recruits in the class of 2013 

PERSONAL  Majoring in sport management  Strives to win a NCAA National Championship and compete in the Olympics  Chose UT because she wanted to be part of something big and because of the positive experience she had in Knoxville while competing in Track & Field Nationals during high school CAREER STATS SP MP K 2013 38 14 0 TOTAL 38 14 0

K/S Pct. A 0.00 .000 1 0.00 .000 1

DIGS D/S TB 73 1.92 0 73 1.92 0

2012 AT UTSA in 18 matches  Posted a career-best four kills against Idaho (Nov. 20) and UT Arlington (Oct. 6)  Had a career-high three blocks against the Idaho Vandals in the WAC Tournament Semifinals  Played

2011 AT UTSA action in eight matches  Posted three kills with a dig and a block against Prairie View A&M (Sept. 6)  Saw

PERSONAL  Majoring in speech pathology  Chose to transfer to UT for the competitive nature, facilities, volleyball staff and speech pathology program CAREER STATS SP MP K 2013 30 10 41 TOTAL 30 10 41

K/S Pct. A 1.37 .207 0 1.37 .207 0

DIGS D/S TB 16 0.53 20 16 0.53 20

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2013 Tennessee Volleyball Tennessee Combined Team Statistics (Sept. 21, 2013) All matches RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE ##

Player

sp

1 44 13 6 9 7 4 3 2 32 18 10 8 14

Jamie Lea Ashley Mariani Whitney Heeres Shealyn Kolosky Raina Hembry Carly Wishlow Lexi Dempsey Abby Brewer Nikki Brice Ashlyn Sunseri Megan Hatcher Ellen Mullins Bridgette Villano Brooke Speyerer TEAM TENNESSEE Opponents

52 52 52 49 38 30 52 23 52 1 49 52 38 2 52 52

Team Statistics ATTACK Kills Errors Total Attacks Attack Pct Kills/Set SET Assists Assists/Set SERVE Aces Errors Aces/Set SERVE RECEPTIONS Errors Errors/Set DEFENSE Digs Digs/Set BLOCKING Block Solo Block Assist Total Blocks Blocks/Set Block Errors Ball handling errors ATTENDANCE Total Dates/Avg Per Date Neutral site #/Avg Current win streak Home win streak

k

OVERALL 8-6 0-0 8-6 k/s

Attack e

176 3.38 85 149 2.87 78 108 2.08 49 92 1.88 41 64 1.68 32 41 1.37 16 11 0.21 5 4 0.17 2 1 0.02 0 1 1.00 1 1 0.02 0 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 648 12.46 310 639 12.29 309 UT

OPP

648 310 2050 .165 12.5

639 309 2107 .157 12.3

598 11.5

608 11.7

49 83 0.9

61 101 1.2

61 1.2

49 0.9

1019 19.6

922 17.7

23 164 105.0 2.0 33 13

29 167 112.5 2.2 43 25

3700 7/529 5/142 1 1

2265 2/1132

ta

pct

HOME 2-5 0-0 2-5 Set a a/s

554 .164 2 0.04 470 .151 0 0.00 385 .153 0 0.00 243 .210 0 0.00 184 .174 2 0.05 121 .207 0 0.00 62 .097 485 9.33 8 .250 74 3.22 5 .200 3 0.06 4 .000 0 0.00 1 1.000 4 0.08 11 -.091 27 0.52 2 .000 1 0.03 0 .000 0 0.00 2050 .165 598 11.50 2107 .157 608 11.69 Date Aug 30 Aug 30 Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 06 Sep 07 Sep 07 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 14 Sep 14 Sep 20 Sep 21 Sep 21

sa

AWAY 2-0 0-0 2-0

Serve se sa/s

1 10 2 6 0 0 3 12 0 3 3 6 12 9 0 1 15 12 0 0 5 3 7 13 1 8 0 0 49 83 61 101

0.02 73 1.40 0.04 58 1.12 0.00 34 0.65 0.06 17 0.35 0.00 14 0.37 0.10 16 0.53 0.23 145 2.79 0.00 18 0.78 0.29 154 2.96 0.00 1 1.00 0.10 89 1.82 0.13 327 6.29 0.03 73 1.92 0.00 0 0.00 0.94 1019 19.60 1.17 922 17.73

Opponent vs Morehead State at Cincinnati vs Butler at Chattanooga vs UNC Asheville vs UT Martin vs Charlotte AUSTIN PEAY WICHITA STATE ETSU VCU GEORGIA TECH JACKSONVILLE ST COASTAL CAROLINA

Record in 3-set matches: 4-3 Record in 4-set matches: 3-1 Record in 5-set matches: 1-2

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Dig dig dig/s

W W L W W W W W L L L L L W

NEUTRAL 4-1 0-0 4-1 bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

8 26 34 0 28 28 9 18 27 4 29 33 1 35 36 1 19 20 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 164 105.0 29 167 112.5 Score 3-2 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 0-3 1-3 2-3 0-3 2-3 3-1

0.65 10 0.54 3 0.52 1 0.67 6 0.95 4 0.67 6 0.17 3 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 - 2.02 33 2.16 43

points

0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 25

Score by set 14-25,25-23,25-22,17-25,15-12 25-21,25-22,25-19 22-25,21-25,18-25 25-11,25-22,25-21 16-25,25-18,25-21,30-28 27-29,25-20,25-20,25-17 25-17,25-12,25-20 25-14,25-22,25-18 16-25,12-25,13-25 29-31,21-25,25-21,25-27 25-18,25-22,17-25,17-25,12-15 18-25,21-25,22-25 25-21,25-22,22-25,21-25,11-15 25-15,25-23,19-25,25-16

Att. 0 733 0 1532 272 188 252 940 850 0 747 520 0 643


2013 Tennessee Volleyball Tennessee Overall Individual Statistics (Sept. 21, 2013) All matches Overall record: 8-6 Conf: 0-0 Home: 2-5 Away: 2-0 Neutral: 4-1 Attack ##

Player

sp mp-ms

1

Jamie Lea Ashley Mariani Whitney Heeres Shealyn Kolosky Raina Hembry Carly Wishlow Lexi Dempsey Abby Brewer Nikki Brice Ashlyn Sunseri Megan Hatcher Ellen Mullins Bridgette Villano Brooke Speyerer TENNESSEE Opponents

52 52 52 49 38 30 52 23 52 1 49 52 38 2 52 52

14-14

##

Player

sp

dig

dig/s

bs

1

Jamie Lea Ashley Mariani Whitney Heeres Shealyn Kolosky Raina Hembry Carly Wishlow Lexi Dempsey Abby Brewer Ashlyn Sunseri Megan Hatcher Nikki Brice Brooke Speyerer Bridgette Villano Ellen Mullins TEAM TENNESSEE........... Opponents...........

52 73 1.40 52 58 1.12 34 0.65 52 49 17 0.35 14 0.37 38 30 16 0.53 2.79 52 145 23 18 0.78 1 1.00 1 49 89 1.82 2.96 52 154 2 0 0.00 73 1.92 38 52 327 6.29 52 1019 19.60 52 922 17.73

8 0 9 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 29

44 13 6 9 7 4 3 2 32 18 10 8 14

k

176 149 108 92 64 41 11 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 648 639

14-14 14-9 14-14 11-10 10-4 14-13 9-1 14-1 1-0 14-4 14-0 14-0 2-0 14-14 14-14

k/s

e

13 6 9 7 4 3 32 18 2 14 8 10

-

Serve

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

3.38 85 554 .1 6 4 2.87 78 470 .151 2.08 49 385 .1 5 3 1.88 41 243 .210 1.68 32 184 .1 7 4 1.37 16 121 .207 0.21 5 62 .0 9 7 0.17 2 8 .250 0.02 0 5 .2 0 0 1.00 1 4 .000 0.02 0 1 1.000 0.00 1 11 -.091 0.00 0 2 .0 0 0 0.00 0 0 .000 12.4 310 2050 .1 6 5 12.2 309 2107 .157

2 0 0 0 2 0 485 74 3 0 4 27 1 0 598 608

0.04 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.05 0.00 9.33 3.22 0.06 0.00 0.08 0.52 0.03 0.00 11.5 11.6

1 2 0 3 0 3 12 0 15 0 5 7 1 0 49 61

0.02 10 0.04 6 0.00 0 0.06 12 0.00 3 0.10 6 0.23 9 0.00 1 0.29 12 0.00 0 0.10 3 0.13 13 0.03 8 0.00 0 0.94 83 1.17 101

Dig

44

Set ta

se

Blocking ba

total

blk/s

be

bhe

26 34 28 28 18 27 29 33 35 36 19 20 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 164 105.0 167 112.5

0.65 0.54 0.52 0.67 0.95 0.67 0.17 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.02 2.16

10 3 1 6 4 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 43

0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 13 25

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2013 Tennessee Volleyball Tennessee Match Results (Sept. 21, 2013) All matches Date Aug 30 Aug 30 Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 06 Sep 07 Sep 07 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 14 Sep 14 Sep 20 Sep 21 Sep 21

Team Record Overall: Conference: Home: Away: Neutral: 3 sets: 4 sets: 5 sets:

Opponent vs Morehead State at Cincinnati vs Butler at Chattanooga vs UNC Asheville vs UT Martin vs Charlotte AUSTIN PEAY WICHITA STATE ETSU VCU GEORGIA TECH JACKSONVILLE ST COASTAL CAROLINA

W-L-T 8-6 0-0 2-5 2-0 4-1 4-3 3-1 1-2

W W L W W W W W L L L L L W

Attend Total: Home: Away: Neutral:

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

Dates 14 7 2 5

Score-by-set 14-25,25-23,25-22,17-25,15-12 25-21,25-22,25-19 22-25,21-25,18-25 25-11,25-22,25-21 16-25,25-18,25-21,30-28 27-29,25-20,25-20,25-17 25-17,25-12,25-20 25-14,25-22,25-18 16-25,12-25,13-25 29-31,21-25,25-21,25-27 25-18,25-22,17-25,17-25,12-15 18-25,21-25,22-25 25-21,25-22,22-25,21-25,11-15 25-15,25-23,19-25,25-16

Total 6677 3700 2265 712

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Avg. 477 529 1132 142

Overall 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 7-2 7-3 7-4 7-5 7-6 8-6

Conf 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Time 2:20 1:34 1:27 1:33 2:10 2:10 1:20 1:30 1:15 2:11 2:12 1:34 2:51 1:56

Att. 733 1532 272 188 252 940 850 747 520 643


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