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TENNESSEE

GEORGIA TECH

JACKSONVILLE STATE

COASTAL CAROLINA

SEPT. 20-21 » THOMPSON-BOLING ARENA » KNOXVILLE, TENN. 2013 Record 7-4, 0-0 SEC Current Rank: NR Kills/Set: 12.4 Assists/Set: 11.6 Aces/Set: 1.0 Digs/Set: 18.9 Blocks/Set: 2.2

2013 Record 4-5, 0-0 ACC Current Rank: NR Kills/Set: 12.5 Assists/Set: 11.2 Aces/Set: 1.5 Digs/Set: 13.6 Blocks/Set: 2.3

2013 Record 6-6, 0-0 OVC Current Rank: NR Kills/Set: 12.0 Assists/Set: 10.9 Aces/Set: 1.5 Digs/Set: 15.3 Blocks/Set: 1.9

2013 Record 5-5, 0-0 Big South Current Rank: NR Kills/Set: 11.6 Assists/Set: 10.6 Aces/Set: 1.6 Digs/Set: 13.1 Blocks/Set: 2.0

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE & NOTES SCHEDULE

A LOOK AT THE TOURNAMENT FIELD

FRIDAY

 Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State and Coastal Carolina travel to Knoxville for the Tennessee Invitational. Take a look at how UT has fared against the three opponents in the past:

Coastal Carolina vs. Jacksonville St. Georgia Tech at Tennessee

4 p.m. 7. p.m.

SATURDAY Jacksonville St. at Tennessee 10 a.m. Georgia Tech vs. Coastal Carolina 12:30 p.m. Georgia Tech vs. Jacksonville St. 4:30 p.m. Coastal Carolina at Tennessee 7 p.m.

BACK IN ACTION AT TBA  For the first time since 1987, Tennessee is hosting two home tournaments.

PATRICK CLOSES IN ON 350th WIN

 Georgia Tech Series Record: UT leads, 2-0 Last Meeting: Lady Vols won, 3-2 (12-15, 15-11, 3-15, 15-10, 15-11) Notes: Both previous meetings with the Ramblin’ Wreck went to five sets. This is the first meeting in Knoxville.  Jacksonville State Series Record: UT leads, 2-0 Last Meeting: Lady Vols won, 3-0 (30-23, 30-13, 30-28) Notes: Both previous meetings with the Gamecocks were three-set sweeps by Tennessee.

 Rob Patrick is in his 17th season at the helm of the Lady Vol program. He enters this weekend with 349 career wins, one shy of hitting the 350-victory mark.  Coastal Carolina  Coach Patrick is Tennessee's winningest coach in Series Record: First meeting program history, amassing a current record of 349-166. Last Meeting: N/A

CONNECTIONS IN THE FIELD

Notes: This is the first meeting between the two squads.

 UT senior Whitney Heeres, Jacksonville State's Nicole Marget and Georgia Tech's Rebecca Martin were all members of Michigan Elite Volleyball.  Lady Vol junior Shealyn Kolosky and Coastal Carolina's Sam Skryd both played for Sports Performance in Illinois.

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OVERALL RECORD:

7-4

SEC NON-CONFERENCE HOME AWAY NEUTRAL

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

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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 7 p.m. 10 a.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. 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 INFORMATION

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.

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).

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.

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 Cassandra Novy in the UT Media Relations Office.

No. 1 2 3 4 6 7 8 9 10 13 14 15 18 32 44

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

TEAM INFORMATION MEDIA RELATIONS INFORMATION  Overnight Mail Address 1551 Lake Loudon Blvd. Brenda Lawson Center, Ground Floor Knoxville, TN 37996  Cassandra Novy Office Phone: 865.974.1294 Cell: 217.899.2332 Fax: 865.974.8875 Email: cnovy@utk.edu Twitter: @cassanovy

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

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» Senior Ellen Mullins is scooping up 5.98 digs per set, a mark that is in fourth in the nation in that category.

349

» Head Coach Rob Patrick has 349 career wins, all which he recorded at UT. He his one shy of hitting the 350-victory mark.

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» Sophomore setter Lexi Dempsey has recorded seven double-doubles in 11 games this season, a mark that leads the SEC.

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-foot6 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.

HEERES NAMED ALL-TOURNAMENT

TAKING THE TOURNAMENT TITLE

 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.  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.

 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.

MULLINS MAKING HER MARK  Senior libero Ellen Mullins has already been making her mark during this young season as she has set two Tennessee records.  Through 11 games this season, Mullins is averaging 5.97 digs per set, second-best in the SEC and fourthbest in the nation.  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.  Mullins led UT to a 4-0 record on the weekend and the tournament title, averaging 7.00 digs per set.

DEMPSEY’S DOUBLE-DOUBLES  Sophomore setter Lexi Dempsey has racked up seven double-doubles in 11 games this season, a mark that leads the SEC.  In the Tennessee Invitational, Dempsey recorded three double-doubles in four games, including a career-best 51 assists with 16 digs.  She posted three-straight in games against Chattanooga, UNC Asheville and UT Martin. Against UNC Asheville, the Palm Springs, Calif., native dished out a 47 assists with 14 digs.  Dempsey has handed out 45 or more assists in five matches this season, and averages 10.38 per set.

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.

CINCINNATI INVITATIONAL  Tennessee opened up the 2013 campaign going 2-1 at the Cincinnati Invitational, picking up a five-set win over Morehead State and a sweep over the tour-

NATIONAL RANKINGS AVCA COACHES’ POLL

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VOLLEYBALL MAGAZINE TOP 20

Preseason Ranking Sept. 16, 2013 Rank School 1 Penn State (45) 2 San Diego (13) 3 Washington (2) 4 Florida 5 USC 6 Texas 7 Hawai’i 8 Stanford 9 Minnesota 10 Michigan 11 UCLA 12 Nebraska 13 Ohio State 14 Michigan State 15 North Carolina 16 Illinois 17 Florida State 18 Arizona State 19 Kentucky 20 Oregon 21 Purdue 22 Colorado State 23 Creighton 24 Ohio 25 Iowa State

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

Preseason Ranking Sept. 17, 2013 Rank School 1 Penn State 2 Washington 3 San Diego 4 USC 5 Hawai’i 6 Texas 7 Florida 8 Stanford 9 Minnesota 10 Michigan 11 UCLA 12 Nebraska 13 Ohio State 14 Arizona State 15 North Carolina 16 Michigan State 17 Florida State 18 Illinois 19 Oregon 20 Wisconsin

Prev. Record 3 6-1 9 7-1 6 6-0 5 8-1 1 8-1 2 5-2 10 8-1 8 5-2 4 8-1 7 7-1 11 8-1 12 7-1 13 9-0 15 8-1 18 9-0 14 4-4 16 6-3 NR 8-1 19 6-3 20 7-3 22 6-2 NR 8-0 24 7-2 NR 8-1 17 5-4

Record 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-1 5-2 8-1 5-2 6-0 7-1 8-1 8-1 7-1 9-0 8-1 4-4 6-3 9-0 7-3 8-1 6-2 5-4 8-1 6-3 7-2 8-1

Record 6-1 6-0 7-1 8-1 8-1 5-2 8-1 5-2 8-1 7-1 8-1 7-1 9-0 8-1 9-0 8-1 6-3 4-4 7-3 8-1

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nament host Bearcats.  Mariani led the tournament with 38 kills, tallying 10 or more kills in each of UT’s matches.  Mullins scooped up a tournament-best 72 digs, averaging 6.55 per set.  For their efforts, Mullins and Mariani both landed on the Cincinnati Invitational All-Tournament Team.  Dishing out 27 assists and digging 11 balls, sophomore setter Lexi Dempsey posted a double-double in UT’s three-set sweep over Cincinnati. Dempsey followed up with 37 assists against Butler.  Freshman Jamie Lea recorded her first doubledouble as she registered 10 kills and scooped up 11 digs against Butler.  Junior Nikki Brice set a career-high in digs as she had 17 against Morehead State.

FRESHMEN CLASS GARNERS NATIONAL RECOGNITION  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.

Seniors eniors Ellen Mullins and Whitney Heeres lead the 2013 team. ter 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.

Juniors

MULLINS’ SUMMER ON USA A2 TEAM  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 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.

FORMER LADY VOLS ON PRO CIRCUIT  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.

Sophomores

AVCA ACADEMIC ACCOLADES  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 semes-

Freshmen

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EASTERN DIVISION

Missouri Florida Georgia Kentucky TENNESSEE South Carolina

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SEC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

Home 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Away 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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

ALL 11-0 8-1 8-1 6-3 7-4 5-4

Pct. 1.000 .889 .889 .667 .636 .556

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

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

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

Last 10 10-0 8-1 8-1 6-3 6-4 5-4

Streak W11 W3 W4 W1 L3 L1

Pct. .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

Home 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Away 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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

ALL 7-1 9-2 8-2 7-2 7-3 6-3 7-4

Pct. .875 .818 .800 .778 .700 .667 .636

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

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

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

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

Streak L1 L1 W6 L1 L1 L1 W4

WESTERN DIVISION

LSU Auburn Alabama Texas A&M Ole Miss Arkansas Mississippi State

SEC 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

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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 currently is two victories away from the 350-win mark.  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 7-4 349-166

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.

 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.

WHO’S NEW? PATRICK’S MILESTONE WINS 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

 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 a junior, the 6-foot-1 middle blocker garnered District 4-5A Middle Blocker of the Year honors.

UT VOLLEYBALL HONORS 2013 SEASON HONORS ELLEN MULLINS, L/DS 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

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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: -Attacks: 1, 2x (Cincinnati, 8/30/13) Hitting Pct.: -Assists: 10 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Aces: -Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 3 (Cincinnati, 8/30/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 1 (Florida, 10/28/11) Attacks: 1, 3x (Florida, 10/28/11) Hitting Pct.: -Assists: 2, 6x (Alabama, 9/16/12) 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  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  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 seven total double-doubles this season leads the SEC  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 11 6 0 TOTAL 11 6 0

K/S Pct. A A/S DIGS D/S 0.00 -1.000 23 2.09 7 0.64 0.00 -1.000 23 2.09 7 0.64

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 40 11 TOTAL 265 73

K 1 0 1 2

K/S 0.01 0.00 0.03 0.01

Pct. .333 .000 .200 .222

A 18 14 0 32

DIGS 228 126 116 470

D/S TB 1.90 0 1.20 0 2.90 0 1.77 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 40 11 11 TOTAL 40 11 11

K/S Pct. A A/S DIGS D/S 0.28 .098 415 10.38 116 2.88 0.28 .098 415 10.38 116 2.88

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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, 3x (Butler, 8/31/13) Aces: 1, 5x (ETSU, 9/14/13) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: 13 (UT Martin, 9/7/13)

CAREER HIGHS Kills: 13 (VCU, 9/14/13) Attacks: 41 (UT Martin, 9/7/13) Hitting Pct.: .480 (VCU, 9/14/13) Assists: -Aces: -Solo Blocks: 3 (VCU, 9/14/13) Block Assists: 5 (UT Martin, 9/7/13) Total Blocks: 5 (UT Martin, 9/7/13) Digs: 3, 4x (UT Martin, 9/7/13)

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

2013  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  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 38 11 TOTAL 50 17

2012  Suffered a shoulder injury K 0 1 1

K/S 0.00 0.03 0.02

Pct. A .000 0 1.000 3 1.000 3

DIGS 1 66 67

D/S TB 0.08 0 1.74 0 1.34 0

2011 AT BALL STATE  Played 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) 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 40 11 TOTAL 40 11

K 0 85 85

K/S 0.00 2.13 2.13

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Pct. .000 .177 .177

A 0 0 0

DIGS 0 22 22

D/S TB 0.00 0 0.55 18 0.55 18

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 


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: 5, 2x (Charlotte, 9/7/13)) Attacks: 15 (Chattanooga, 9/5/13) Hitting Pct.: .400 (Charlotte, 9/7/13) Assists: 1 (Cincinnati, 8/30/13) 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: 5 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Digs: 12 (Cincinnati, 8/30/13)

2013  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  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  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

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)

 Majoring

CAREER STATS SP MP K K/S Pct. A 2013 26 8 24 0.92 .073 1 TOTAL 26 8 24 0.92 .073 1

DIGS D/S TB 7 0.27 27 7 0.27 27

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 in communication  Sister, Mollie, played volleyball at Boston College  Majoring

CAREER STATS SP MP 2011 122 32 2012 22 10 2013 40 11 TOTAL 184 53

K 186 17 82 285

K/S 1.52 0.77 2.05 1.55

Pct. .271 .167 .233 .253

A 2 1 0 3

DIGS 26 8 14 48

D/S 0.21 0.36 0.35 0.26

TB 95 13 30 138

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 

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 CAREER STATS SP MP K K/S Pct. A 2013 40 11 139 3.48 .169 2 TOTAL 40 11 139 3.48 .169 2

DIGS D/S TB 64 1.60 27 64 1.60 27

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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: 43 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Hitting Pct.: .346 (Austin Peay, 9/12/13) Assists: -Aces: 1 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: 4 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Total Blocks: 4 (Morehead State, 8/30/13) Digs: 5, 2x (UT Martin, 9/7/13)

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: 34 (Missouri, 10/5/12)

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

2013  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  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  Had 21 digs with one ace in the Lady Vols’ sweep at Cincinnati  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. A 2013 40 11 123 3.08 .196 0 TOTAL 40 11 123 3.08 .196 0

DIGS D/S TB 27 0.68 25 27 0.68 25

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  Led 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) 2010  Played

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 40 11 TOTAL 356 99

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 19 174

DIGS 149 471 541 239 1400

D/S TB 2.04 0 3.80 0 4.55 0 5.97 0 3.93 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 1 1 0 TOTAL 1 1 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: -Attacks: -Hitting Pct.: -Assists: -Aces: -Solo Blocks: -Block Assists: -Total Blocks: -Digs: --

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: 8 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Attacks: 17 (VCU, 9/15/14) Hitting Pct.: .467 (ETSU, 9/14/13) Assists: -Aces: 1, 2x (VCU, 9/14/13) 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 (VCU, 9/14/13)

2012  Did not compete

2013  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  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

HIGH SCHOOL  2012 Alabama 6A Second Team All-State  2010-11 Conference Champions  Two-year Team Captain

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  Brother Tino played football at Pittsburgh and brother Vinnie is a junior defensive back at Alabama

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 33 11 0 TOTAL 33 11 0

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

DIGS D/S TB 66 2.00 0 66 2.00 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 24 8 31 TOTAL 24 8 31

K/S Pct. A 1.29 .209 0 1.29 .209 0

DIGS D/S TB 12 0.50 19 12 0.50 19

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2013 Tennessee Volleyball Tennessee Combined Team Statistics (as of Sep 19, 2013) All matches RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE ##

Player

sp

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

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

40 40 40 40 24 26 40 40 38 2 11 40 33 40 40

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 7-4 0-0 7-4 k/s

Attack e

139 3.47 64 123 3.08 54 85 2.12 33 82 2.05 34 31 1.29 12 24 0.92 18 11 0.28 5 1 0.03 0 1 0.03 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 2 0 0.00 1 0 0.00 0 497 12.43 223 501 12.52 249 UT

OPP

497 223 1552 .177 12.4

501 249 1617 .156 12.5

464 11.6

477 11.9

40 66 1.0

51 73 1.3

51 1.3

40 1.0

755 18.9

702 17.5

17 138 86.0 2.2 29 13

19 123 80.5 2.0 33 19

2537 4/634 5/142 0 0

2265 2/1132

HOME 1-3 0-0 1-3 Set a a/s

sa

445 .169 2 0.05 352 .196 0 0.00 293 .177 0 0.00 206 .233 0 0.00 92 .207 0 0.00 82 .073 1 0.04 61 .098 415 10.38 5 .200 0 0.00 1 1.000 3 0.08 0 .000 0 0.00 2 -1.000 23 2.09 11 -.091 19 0.47 2 .000 1 0.03 1552 .177 464 11.60 1617 .156 477 11.93

1 1 0 2 2 0 10 12 5 0 0 6 1 40 51

ta

pct

Date Aug 30 Aug 30 Aug 31 Sep 05 Sep 06 Sep 07 Sep 07 Sep 12 Sep 13 Sep 14 Sep 14

AWAY 2-0 0-0 2-0

Serve se sa/s

9 1 0 12 5 0 5 11 2 0 1 12 8 66 73

0.03 0.03 0.00 0.05 0.08 0.00 0.25 0.30 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.15 0.03 1.00 1.27

Opponent vs Morehead State at Cincinnati vs Butler at Chattanooga vs UNC Asheville vs UT Martin vs Charlotte AUSTIN PEAY WICHITA STATE ETSU VCU

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

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Dig dig dig/s

64 1.60 27 0.68 22 0.55 14 0.35 12 0.50 7 0.27 115 2.88 116 2.90 66 1.74 0 0.00 7 0.64 239 5.97 66 2.00 755 18.88 702 17.55

W W L W W W W W L L L

NEUTRAL 4-1 0-0 4-1 bs

Blocking ba total blk/s be bhe

6 21 0 25 5 13 4 26 1 18 1 26 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 138 19 123 Score 3-2 3-0 0-3 3-0 3-1 3-1 3-0 3-0 0-3 1-3 2-3

27 25 18 30 19 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 86.0 80.5

0.68 9 0.62 3 0.45 1 0.75 6 0.79 6 1.04 1 0.22 3 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 - 2.15 29 2.01 33

points

0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 2 0 1 0 0 13 19

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

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


2013 Tennessee Volleyball Tennessee Overall Individual Statistics (as of Sep 19, 2013) All matches Overall record: 7-4 Conf: 0-0 Home: 1-3 Away: 2-0 Neutral: 4-1 Attack ##

Player

sp mp-ms

1

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

40 40 40 40 24 26 40 40 38 2 11 40 33 40 40

11-11

##

Player

sp

dig

1

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

40 40 40 40 24 26 40 38 40 2 11 40 33 40 40

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

k

139 123 85 82 31 24 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 497 501

11-11 11-6 11-11 8-4 8-7 11-10 11-1 11-4 2-0 6-1 11-0 11-0 11-11 11-11

k/s

e

13 6 7 9 4 18 2 14 3 10 8

-

Serve

pct

a

a/s

sa

sa/s

se

3.47 64 445 .1 6 9 3.08 54 352 .196 2.12 33 293 .1 7 7 2.05 34 206 .233 1.29 12 92 .2 0 7 0.92 18 82 .073 0.28 5 61 .0 9 8 0.03 0 5 .200 0.03 0 1 1.000 0.00 0 0 .000 0.00 2 2 -1.000 0.00 1 11 -.091 0.00 0 2 .0 0 0 12.4 223 1552 .177 12.5 249 1617 .1 5 6

2 0 0 0 0 1 415 0 3 0 23 19 1 464 477

0.05 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.04 10.3 0.00 0.08 0.00 2.09 0.47 0.03 11.6 11.9

1 1 0 2 2 0 10 12 5 0 0 6 1 40 51

0.03 0.03 0.00 0.05 0.08 0.00 0.25 0.30 0.13 0.00 0.00 0.15 0.03 1.00 1.27

9 1 0 12 5 0 5 11 2 0 1 12 8 66 73

Dig

44

Set ta

Blocking

dig/s

bs

ba

total

blk/s

be

bhe

64 1.60 27 0.68 22 0.55 14 0.35 12 0.50 7 0.27 115 2.88 66 1.74 116 2.90 0 0.00 7 0.64 239 5.97 66 2.00 755 18.88 702 17.55

6 0 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 19

21 25 13 26 18 26 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 138 123

27 25 18 30 19 27 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 . 0 80.5

0.68 0.62 0.45 0.75 0.79 1.04 0.22 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2.15 2.01

9 3 1 6 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 33

0 0 0 0 0 1 9 2 0 0 1 0 0 13 19

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2013 Tennessee Volleyball Tennessee Match Results (as of Sep 19, 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

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

W-L-T 7-4 0-0 1-3 2-0 4-1 4-2 2-1 1-1

W W L W W W W W L L L

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

Dates 11 4 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

Total 5514 2537 2265 712

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Avg. 501 634 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

Conf 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

Att. 733 1532 272 188 252 940 850 747

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