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    Fighting Irish

    Oct. 3, 1997

    Notre Dame Hosts St. John's, Connecticut

    • Notre Dame resumes homestand after 10 days off from competition
    • Irish look to extend 63-match winning streak in conference matches
    • Notre Dame seeks third straight BIG EAST regular season title

    BRING ON THE BIG EAST: The Notre Dame volleyball (7-5) team takes a break from its grueling, season-opening, non-conference schedule this week when it opens BIG EAST Conference play at home against St. John's (Oct. 3, 7:00 p.m.) and Connecticut (Oct. 5, 2:00 p.m.) ... the Irish are picked by the conference coaches to win their third straight BIG EAST title ... each of Notre Dame's five losses in 1997 have come against ranked opponents, including three currently in the top-10: #10 Wisconsin, #6 Washington State and #2 Florida (the Irish also have lost to #23 Colorado and #14 Texas A&M) ... the Irish are wrapping up a 10-day break from competition, since posting a 3-0 win over Marquette on Sept. 23 ... Notre Dame has not lost a match to a conference opponent during the tenure of head coach Debbie Brown (since 1991), going 63-0 over that stretch ... in two years of BIG EAST Conference play, the Irish have won 22 of their 26 matches against conference foes in three games (Pittsburgh has forced the Irish to four games on three occasions while Villanova stretched the Irish to five games in '96).

    1997 PRESEASON  BIG EAST VOLLEYBALL POLL ( first-place votes in parenthesis) 
                            1996    1996 
    Rk  School          Pts Overall BIG EAST    1997 Record
     1. Notre Dame (11) 121  22-11  11-0         7-5
     2. Pittsburgh      108  22-11   9-2         7-4
     3. Villanova (1)    99  21-8    8-3        10-5
     4. Connecticut      86  18-13   6-5        11-8
     5. Syracuse         78  26-11   7-4        11-5
     6. St. John's       76  24-7    6-5         6-6
     7. Georgetown       67  19-14   6-5         8-6
     8. West Virginia    50  17-16   5-6         8-5
     9. Seton Hall       34  19-13   2-9        10-7    
    10. Rutgers          33  20-14   1-10       11-8
    11. Providence       24  18-17   5-6        13-6
    12. Boston College   16  13-19   0-1         4-13

    DEBBIE BROWN owns a record of 172-54 (.761) in six-plus seasons as head coach at Notre Dame and is 289-137 (.678) in 11-plus seasons as a Division I head coach ... Brown heads into this week's BIG EAST action 11 wins shy of her 300th career win ... she has been named conference coach of the year in five of her first six seasons at Notre Dame and has led 10 of her 12 Division I teams to the NCAA Tournament ... Brown was head coach at Arizona State University from 1983-88 and served as a U.S. national team assistant before accepting the head coaching position at Notre Dame in 1991 ... her 1993 Notre Dame team advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals while the 1994 and '95 Irish squads advanced to the regional round of the NCAAs.

    NOTES ON THE RED STORM AND HUSKIES: St. John's and UConn both participated in the six-team 1996 BIG EAST Tournament ... St. John's returns four starters from its 1996 team that finished 24-7 overall and 6-5 in the BIG EAST ... the Red Storm are off to a 6-6 start in 1997 and were picked sixth in the preseason BIG EAST poll ... Connecticut returns five starters from its 18-13 team of a year ago (6-5 BIG EAST) ... the Huskies were picked fourth in the preseason poll and enter the weekend with a record of 6-5 ... Notre Dame posted road wins during the 1996 season at UConn (15-12, 15-2, 15-10) and St. John's (15-6, 15-12, 15-11)

    BIG EAST NOTES: Three Notre Dame players received BIG EAST player of the week honors during the first three weeks of the 1997 season: senior hitter Angie Harris, junior middle Lindsay Treadwell and Lee ... Lee leads all BIG EAST players during the 1997 season with 4.52 kills per game, just off the Notre Dame record pace set by Christy Peters in 1994 (4.59/gm) ... Harris is third among BIG EAST players with 4.23 kills/gm, as Lee and Harris attempt to be the first Irish teammates to both average over four kills per game in the same season ... UConn junior hitter Janelle Koester--a first team all-BIG EAST selection in 1996--ranks sixth in the BIG EAST with 3.86 kpg ... Harris ranks fifth in the conference with 0.46 service aces per game ... St. John's sophomore middle Joi Thomas leads the BIG EAST with a .358 hitting percentage ... Denise Boylan--the first freshman to open the season as Notre Dame's primary setter since 1988--ranks second in the BIG EAST with 11.51 assists per game ... four of the BIG EAST's top-six blockers will be showcased in the Joyce Center this weekend ... Thomas and Notre Dame sophomore middle Mary Leffers are tied for the BIG EAST lead with 1.41 blocks per game while Treadwell is third at 1.24 and St. John's senior middle Anne Bouthilette is fifth (1.07) ... Notre Dame ranks fifth among BIG EAST teams in season hitting pct. (.223) and second in blocks (2.93/gm) ... St. John's ranks fourth in team hitting (.230) and first in blocks (3.18/gm) ... UConn owns the BIG EAST's fifth-best service ace average, at 1.80 per game.

    NOTRE DAME TEAM NOTES: The Irish return five starters and 11 total players from the 1996 BIG EAST championship team that went 22-12 and advanced to the second round of the NCAAs ... the Irish have eight players who are six feet or taller on the 1997 roster ... the Irish volleyball team averaged 27.5 wins per season from 1991-96.

    12-MATCH CHECKUP: With 40 percent of the 30-match regular season already in the books, several Irish players remain on pace for noteworthy statistical campaigns ... senior hitters Jaimie Lee (4.52 kills/gm) and Angie Harris (4.22 kpg) are on pace for the second and fifth-best kill averages in Irish history and could become the first Notre Dame teammates ever to average four-plus kills per game in the same season ... Lee and Harris already are the only Irish teammates ever to both average 3.9-kills per game in the same season (doing so as sophomores in 1995) and each currently ranks among Notre Dame's top-four career kill average leaders (Harris is first at 3.19 kills/gm while Lee is fourth at 3.09 kpg) ... Lee could challenge the Irish season kill average record of 4.59, set by Christy Peters in 1994 ... sophomore middle Mary Leffers' 1.41 blocks/gm would rank sixth in Irish history.

    HIT OR MISS: The 1996 Notre Dame volleyball team was consistent in its serving and serve receive, setting team records for service ace-to-error record (1.03) and fewest service errors per game (1.68/gm) while posting the third-best ace average in Irish history (1.73/gm) ... the '96 Irish squad also allowed just 1.11 opponent aces per game, a mark bettered just once previously in Irish history (the '95 team allowed 1.08) ... in all but one of Notre Dame's losses during 1997, there has been a discernible dropoff in service and receiving efficiency ... against then-#18 Wisconsin, the Badgers held a 9-4 ace average over the Irish, who committed more than twice as many serve errors (9) as aces ... against #6 Washington State. the Cougars posted an 8-2 ace advantage while Notre Dame was guilty of seven service errors ... finally, vs. #2 Florida, the Gators also held an 8-2 ace advantage while the Irish totaled an agonizing 15 service errors ... against then-#22 Colorado, the Buffs posted a 4-0 ace edge while Notre Dame had seven serve errors to CU's nine ... finally, vs. then-#14 Texas A&M, Notre Dame held a 5-3 ace advantage while making two fewer serve errors than the Aggies (6-8) ... in its five 1997 losses, Notre Dame has just 13 aces (vs. 32 for the opposition) and 44 service errors (for averages of 0.77 aces per game, 1.88 opponent aces/gm and 2.59 serve errors/gm) ... for the entire 1997 season, Notre Dame is averaging 1.33 aces/gm (lowest by a Notre Dame team since 1985) while averaging 2.60 service errors per game (third-most by an Irish squad since '89).

    LEE ALL ALONE ON SIX MAJOR CAREER TOP-10 LISTS: Senior hitter Jaimie Lee assisted on a block on Sept. 20 vs. Texas A&M to move into a tie for 10th on the Notre Dame career blocks list and, in the process, became the only player in the Notre Dame career top 10 for hitting percentage, kills, digs, aces, blocks and digs ... Lee added a block assist in her next match against Marquette, moving her into 10th place all alone with 246 career blocks ... while Lee was reaching her milestone, freshman setter Denise Boylan bumped 1997 graduate Jenny Birkner from the same distinction ... Boylan's 28 assists at Colorado on Sept. 13 gave her 347 in her young career, moving her into 10th place on the Irish career assists list (a spot formally occupied by Birkner, who had 339) ... Lee--who played middle blocker for Notre Dame as a freshman and served as a fill-in setter for the first half of 1996--holds down the following career rankings at Notre Dame: 6th in hitting pct. (.260), 8th in assists (719), 8th in kills (1,104), 8th in digs (936) and 9th in aces (97) ... Lee heads into BIG EAST player within range of several players on the career kills list, standing just 58 kills behind Alicia Turner (8th, 1989-92), 67 behind Birkner (7th) and 84 behind Mary Kay Waller (6th, 1985-88) ... she is just 23 digs behind Shea (7th) and 26 behind former teammate Brett Hensel (6th, 1992-95) ... Lee needs 64 more digs to becoming the fifth Notre Dame player ever to total 1,000 kills and 1,00 digs in her career ... the current members of the 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club are Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92), Turner, Christy Peters (1991-94) and Birkner.

    MOVING ON UP: Senior hitter Angie Harris continues to add to her prominence in the Irish record book ... she owns seven Notre Dame service ace records (including 199 in her career, a career average of 0.620/gm and nine in a match) while her career kill average of 3.91/gm would set a new Irish record in that category, surpassing the 3.82 set by '95 grad. Christy Peters ... Harris has 1,258 kills in her career and during the past few weeks has moved into fourth place on the Irish all-time kills list, moving past Alicia Turner (1,162; 1989-92), former teammate Jenny Birkner (1,171) and '89 graduates Mary Kay Waller (1,188) and Maureen Shea (1,193) ... she heads into the BIG EAST opener with St. John's just 41 kills behind Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) for third place on the Irish career kills list ... Harris owns 68 career matches with double-digit kills, tied with Zanette Bennett (1985-88) for second-most in Irish history behind Peters (80) ... Harris also ranks behind Peters (19) and Bennett (16) with 15 career 20-plus kill matches ... in terms of career double-double matches (kills/digs), Harris ranks fifth with 28, just one behind Turner and six behind Birkner ... her career dig average of 2.59/gm ranks seventh all-time at Notre Dame ... her 830 career digs leave her 15 shy of 10th place on that Irish all-time list.

    BOYLAN EARNS RARE STARTING NOD: Newcomer Denise Boylan became the first freshman to start the season opener as Notre Dame's primary setter since Julie Bremner opened the 1988 season against Indiana ... Janelle Karlan split time as a freshman with senior Amy White as the Notre Dame setters in the 1990 opener against Montana ... Boylan had a solid debut, running an Irish offense that hit .299 while dispatching Louisville in four games ... she came back the next day to pace a .253 hitting effort against Oral Roberts ... Boylan's 6-1 frame has helped her post 28 kills, on .230 hitting, while her tough serving has produced a nine service aces (0.35/gm) ... the 1996-97 Gatorade high school player of the year also ranks third on the team with 86 digs (2.21/gm), has assisted on 20 blocks (plus two solos) and is averaging 11.51 assists per game ... she also is averaging an impressive 75 assists per ballhandling error (449/6) ... Boylan is one of three members of Notre Dame's freshman class who were named to the Volleyball magazine national Fab 50 (the others are versatile frontline players Christi Girton and Jo Jameyson).

    LEE HAS RARE MISS ... BUT FOR GOOD REASON: Senior hitter Jaimie Lee--the '96 BIG EAST player of the year--did not play in the first two matches of the Shamrock Invitational, as she was busy wrapping up competition as captain of the U.S. team that captured the silver medal in Sicily, Italy at the World University Games ... Lee played in 104 of 105 matches during her first three seasons with the Irish program ... she has appeared in 97.4% (114 of 117) of Notre Dame's matches during her career, the third-best percentage of matches played in Irish volleyball history ('97 grad. Jenny Birkner played in all 145 matches of her career while Janelle Karlan played in all 140 from 1990-93) ... prior to missing the '97 opener against Louisville, Lee had appeared in 62 consecutive matches, stretching back to the Sept. 15, 1995 matchup against North Carolina State at the Purdue Premier ... Lee also has played in 376 of 405 career games for a 92.8% games played that is tied with Karlan for second in Irish history, behind Birkner's 96.5% ... Lee needs to play in 105 games this season to become the fifth Irish player ever to log 450 in her career ... she needs to appear in 34 matches to move into fifth on that all-time list.

    LEE RETURNS WITH SILVER MEDAL IN TOW: Notre Dame's Jaimie Lee returned to the Irish program after captaining the United States to a silver-medal finish at the '97 World University Games, held the final week of August in Catania, Sicily ... Lee, who suffered from food poisoning before the gold-medal match, endured a 21-hour, 5,000-mile return trip to South Bend and entered the Joyce Center in the second game of the Aug. 30 match against then-#18 Wisconsin ... the Irish were trailing 4-2 at that point but had worked to an 11-10 lead when Lee checked into the match, after filling out the needed eligibility forms and quickly going over some plays with the Irish coaches ... Lee's return and insertion into the lineup helped complete a 9-1 Irish run as Notre Dame won game two (15-10) ... the Irish lost in four games, with the weary Lee totaling eight kills and nine errors on 29 swings ... earlier in the week, Lee had a team-best 18 kills to lead the U.S. to a five-game win over Canada in the WUG semifinals (Aug. 27) ... the U.S. lost the gold medal match to Russia (3-0), with Lee inserted at setter midway through the match in an attempt to jumpstart the U.S. offense ... Lee totaled 57 kills in six WUG matches, second to Demetria Sance's 65 (Sance is a junior at Texas, which will play host to the Irish on Oct. 21) ... Lee also led the U.S. in Sicily with 11 service aces during the first five matches while ranking third in digs (31) ... Lee totaled 84 kills over the course of the three-match Canada Cup (where the U.S. also took the silver) and in the six WUG matches, just behind Sance's team-leading 86 ... Lee is scheduled to face former WUG teammate Benishe Dillard on Nov. 29, when Notre Dame completes its regular season at Long Beach State (Dillard is a junior middle for the 49ers).

    SHE CAN FLY 1,000 MILES ... AND SHE CAN FLY 1,000 MORE: Senior Jaimie Lee was part of a Notre Dame team that travelled over 28,000 miles during the summer and spring of 1996 (highlighted by a July trip to Germany) ... after making another trip to Europe for the recent World University Games (in Sicily, Italy), Lee covered roughly 17,000 air miles from Aug. 4 (when she checked out of the Olympic Training Center and headed to Winnipeg for the Canada Cup) to Sept. 14 (when Notre Dame returned from the Colorado Invitational) ... with at least seven more roadtrips on tap for the Irish in 1997, Lee could travel nearly 30,000 miles (from Aug. 4-Nov. 30) in order to play the game she loves ... Lee's recent six-week, jet-setting streak included: 850 miles from Colorado Springs to Winnipeg (for the Canada Cup); 717 miles from Winnipeg to Chicago; 10,300 roundtrip miles from Chicago to Sicily to South Bend; 3,160 roundtrip miles from South Bend to Spokane, Wash.; and 1,989 roundtrip miles between South Bend and Denver, Colo.

    DID YOU KNOW?: The Notre Dame volleyball, women's soccer and women's basketball teams posted a combined 148-38-2 record during the 1995-96 and 1996-97 seasons (for a combined .790 winning percentage) ... Notre Dame was one of four Division I schools which saw its women's soccer, men's soccer and volleyball teams all advance to the 1996 NCAA's (the others were George Mason, Maryland and Washington) ... the Irish were the only school to post a win in each of those three fall NCAA tournaments ... Notre Dame sophomore opposite Emily Schiebout and freshman outside hitter Adrienne Shimmel have a unique connection, as each has a twin brother.

    ODEN MOVES TO DIVISION I COACHING RANKS: The 1997 season-opening Shamrock Invitational served as the Division I debut for Notre Dame assistant coach Elaina Oden and Wisconsin's Christy Johnson ... Oden was an All-American middle blocker at UOP in 1985, 1986 and '89 while leading the Tigers to NCAA titles in '85 and '86 ... a two-time first team All-American and member of two NCAA champion squads at the University of the Pacific (UOP), Oden had been a member of the United States women's volleyball national team program since 1986 ... the 6-1 middle blocker represented the United States at 15 major international competitions, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games and the 1995 World Grand Prix, where the U.S. turned in a gold-medal performance ... Oden earned first team All-America honors as a freshman and sophomore, after leading UOP to a two-year record of 75-6 and the 1985 and 1986 NCAA championship titles ... Volleyball Monthly magazine recognized Oden as its 1986 national player of the year ... a native of Irvine, Calif., the 30-year-old Oden hails from a well-known volleyball family ... her sister Kim was NCAA player of the year at Stanford in both 1984 and '85 and teamed with Elaina on the bronze-medal-winning U.S. team at the '92 Olympics ... her sister Bev earned NCAA player of the year honors at Stanford in 1990 and was a teammate of Elaina's at the '96 Olympics ... each of the Oden sisters was named to the NCAA All-Decade Team for the 1980s, with Kim earning player of the decade honors ... Elaina was further honored in 1990 as a member of Volleyball Monthly's All-Time Fab 50 elite.

    STACKING THE DECK: Notre Dame's 1997 schedule includes eight opponents who are ranked in the current AVCA top 25: #2 Long Beach State, #3 Florida, #6 Washington State, #9 UC Santa Barbara, #13 Texas, #14 Texas A&M and #23 Colorado ... seven other '97 Irish opponents received votes in the preseason poll: Louisville, Houston, Pittsburgh, Georgia, North Carolina, Oral Roberts and Illinois State ... of the 18 non-conference opponents on Notre Dame's 1997 schedule, only four did not receive votes in the preseason AVCA poll (Gonzaga, Utah, New Mexico and Marquette).

    IRISH VOLLEYBALL CONTINUES TO EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM: The Notre Dame volleyball team again turned in a solid academic showing during 1996-97, with eight players earning a spot on the Dean's List during the fall or spring semester, including six who posted a 3.20 GPA or higher in both semesters ... the Irish volleyball program posted a spring team GPA of 3.18, fourth-highest in the 25-sport Notre Dame athletic department behind women's lacrosse (3.27), women's soccer (3.25) and men's fencing (3.19) ... the volleyball team owns a 2.97 cumulative team GPA, with 12 other Irish teams owning cumulative team GPAs of 3.00 or higher ... the Irish volleyball class of '97--OH Jen Briggs, OH Kristina Ervin, OPP Jenny Birkner and MB Jennifer Rouse-- went out in style, as all four players graduated from Notre Dame with a cumulative GPA of 3.12 or higher ... current senior OH Jaimie Lee (sociology) also posted two Dean's List semesters during 1996-97, with a 3.60 in-season GPA during the fall ... Lee takes a 3.32 cumulative GPA into her senior season as a solid Academic All-America candidate ... Lee's classmate, setter Carey May (finance/computer applications) owns a 3.49 cumulative GPA after back-to-back semesters with a GPA above 3.50 ... junior MB Molly McCarthy (economics) turned in a Dean's List semester in the spring of '97 while sophomore MB Lindsay Treadwell (College of Arts and Letters) posted two semesters of 3.40 or better during 1996-97.

    NOTRE DAME SIGNS ANOTHER TOP CLASS: The Notre Dame volleyball team has welcomed four highly-touted high school seniors to national letters of intent: 6-1 setter Denise Boylan (Lisle, IL), 6-3 middle blocker/outside hitter Christi Girton (Muncie, IN), 6-1 middle blocker/outside hitter Jo Jameyson (Alvin, TX) and 5-10 outside hitter Adrienne Shimmel (Mission Viejo, CA) ... Boylan, Girton and Jameyson were among Volleyball magazine's yearly list of "Fab 50" high school recruits, boosting the Irish total to eight former Fab 50 selections among its 12 scholarship players for the '97 season ... Notre Dame's three Fab 50 signees equaled the most by any school in the nation among the '97 recruiting class, matching the number signed by Stanford, Hawaii, Nebraska and UCLA ... the Irish lose 43% of their kills, 43% of their digs, 36% of their blocks and 33% of their aces with the departure of four seniors from the '96 team ... Boylan and Jo Jameyson both come from athletic families ... Boylan's sister, Susan, is a junior in 1997 on the volleyball team at Marquette University while her father, Michael, played basketball at Assumption College and in the American Basketball Association with the Kentucky Colonels (her uncle, Jim Boylan, played for Marquette's 1977 national championship basketball team) ... Jameyson's sister, Katy, was a two-time volleyball All-American at the University of Texas and currently serves as an assistant at Alvin High School while her father, Jack, played football at the University of Houston.

    Notre Dame's Probable Starting Lineup
    No. Player              P   Ht.  Cl.    Hometown/High School            1997 Stats
     2  Denise Boylan       S   6-1  Fr.    Lisle, IL/Benet Academy         .223 team hitting, 449 asts/6BHE, 11.51 apg, 9 aces, 86 digs (2.21/gm) 
     4  Jaimie Lee          OH  5-11 Sr.    Spokane, WA/Ferris              4.52 klills/gm, .223 hitting, 3.13 digs/gm, 6 aces, 0.71 blocks/gm
     6  Angie Harris        OH  6-0  Sr.    Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers     4.22 kills/gm, .223 hitting, 19 aces (0.46/gm), 2.68 digs/gm  
     7  Christi Girton      OH  6-3  Fr.    Muncie, IN/Muncie Central       15 kills, .017 hitting, 17 digs, 10 blocks (1 solo)
     8  Mary Leffers        MB  6-4  So.    Tampa, FL/Berkeley Prep         2.49 kills/gm, .270 hitting, 1.41 blocks/gm, 3 aces
    13  Lindsay Treadwell   MB  5-11 Jr.    Austin, TX/Austin               2.15 kills/gm, .273 hitting, 2.15 digs/gm, 6 aces, 1.24 blocks/gm
    Off The Bench
    No. Player              P   Ht.  Cl.    Hometown/High School                1997 Stats
     1  Audra Duda          DS  5-7  Jr.    Woodland Hills, CA/Louisville       3 digs
     3  Carey May           S   5-9  Sr.    Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Torrey Pines    52 assists, 3 kills, 6 digs, 5 block assists
     5  Emily Schiebout     OPP 6-1  So.    Blaine, MN/Concordia                1.86 kills/gm, .207 hitting , 0.94 blocks/gm, 8 aces 
     9  Jo Jameyson         MB  6-1  Fr.    Alvin, TX/Alvin                     3 kills, 3 digs, 1 block assist
    10  Lauren Stettin      OPP 6-0  So.    Burr Ridge, IL/Hinsdale     
    11  Mandi Powell        OH  6-0  So.    Monroeville, IN/Monrovia            20 kills (0.63/gm), .063 hitting, 53 digs (1.66/gm), 2 aces, 1 block assist
    12  Adrienne Shimmel    OH  5-11 Fr.    Mission Viejo/Capistrano Valley     33 digs (0.87/gm), 3 kills, 2 block assists
    14  Molly McCarthy      MB  6-0  Sr.    Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral          7 kills, 34 digs, 1 ace
    15  Theresa Seidle      DS  5-8  So.    Muncie, IN/Wes-Del                  1 dig   
    16  Katie Ward          MB  6-0  Fr.    Chicago, IL/Degina Dominica 1 kill, 1 ace
        
    USA Today / AVCA Top 25 (Sept. 29)
        Team (1st place votes)   W-L    Points
     1. Penn State (60)         13-0    1500
     2. Long Beach State        11-1    1423
     3. Florida                 13-1    1370
     4. Stanford                12-2    1331
     5. Nebraska                11-2    1242
     6. Washington State        16-0    1224
     7. USC                     10-1    1105
     8. Brigham Young           10-4    1025
     9. UC Santa Barbara        13-1     984
    10. Wisconsin               11-1     930        
    11. Univ. of the Pacific     9-2     915        
    12. Pepperdine              11-0     893
    13. Texas                    7-3     789
    14. Texas A&M                8-3     684
    15. Arizona                 10-1     675
    16. Michigan State          11-4     600
    17. Loyola Marymount         9-3     539
    18. Hawaii                   8-4     443
    19. Maryland                 0-0     402
    20. Colorado State          12-2     329
    21. UCLA                     5-4     297
    22. Arkansas                12-3     246
    23. Colorado                 5-4     137
    24. Ohio State               9-5      96
    25. Indiana                 15-0      84
        
    Others receiving votes:  Washington (54), Illinois (47), Northern Illinois (42), Clemson
    (29), Notre Dame (13), Texas Tech (13), Arizona State (6), Butler (5), Florida State
    (5), Central Florida (1), Eastern Washington (1), Santa Clara (1), San Diego (1), South
    Carolina (1).
    
    Volleyball Magazine Top 20 (Sept. 30)
        1.  Penn State  13-0
        2.  Stanford    12-2
        3.  Long Beach State    11-1
        3.  Florida 13-1
        5.  Nebraska    11-2
        6.  Washington State    16-0
        7.  USC 10-1
        8.  UC Santa Barbara    13-1
        9.  University of the Pacific   9-2
        10. Pepperdine  11-0
        11. Brigham Young   10-4
        12. Wisconsin   11-1
        13. Texas   7-3
        14. Texas A&M   8-3
        15. Michigan State  11-4
        16. Arizona 10-1
        17. Loyola Marymount    9-3
        18. UCLA    5-4
        19. Hawaii  8-4
        20. Maryland    9-0
        
        Others receiving votes:  Arkansas (12-3), Illinois (10-2), Ohio State (9-5)
    
    

    RECORD BOOK WATCH

    INDIVIDUAL CAREER

    PERCENTAGE OF GAMES PLAYED 1. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) .965 (473/490) 2. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) .928 (376/405) Janelle Karlan (1990-93) .928 (491/529) 4. Maureen Shea (1985-88) .918 (472/514) Brett Hensel (1992-95) .918 (461/502) PERCENTAGE OF MATCHES PLAYED 1. J. Karlan (1990-93) 1.000 (145/145) Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 1.000 (140/140) 3. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) .974 (114/117) Brett Hensel (1992-95) .972 (140/144) Molly Stark (1990-93) .972 (141/145) HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 1,000 att.) 1. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) .289 2. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) .284 3. Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) .279 4. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) .278 5. Marilyn Cragin (1989-91) .268 6. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) .260 7. Maureen Shea (1985-88) .254 KILLS 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 1,683 2. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 1,471 3. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 1,299 4. Angie Harris (1994- ) 1,258 5. Maureen Shea (1985-88) 1,193 6. Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) 1,188 7. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 1,171 8. Alicia Turner (1989-92) 1,162 9. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 1,104 KILLS PER GAME (min. 650 kills) 1. Angie Harris (1994- ) 3.91 2. Christy Peters (1991-94) 3.82 3. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 3.44 4. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 2.94 5. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 2.91 DOUBLE-DIGIT KILL MATCHES 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 80 2. Angie Harris (1994- ) 68 Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 68 4. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 63 5. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 50 Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) 50 20-PLUS KILL MATCHES 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 19 2. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 16 3. Angie Harris (1994- ) 15 DOUBLE-DOUBLES (kills/digs) 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 64 2. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 42 3. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 34 4. Alicia Turner (1989-92) 29 5. Angie Harris (1994- ) 28 Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 28 7. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 25

    INDIVIDUAL CAREER

    ASSISTS 1. Janelle Karlan (1990-93) 5,197 2. Taryn Collins (1986-89) 3,033 3. Carey May (1994- ) 2,596 4. Shannon Tuttle (1992-94) 1,727 5. Julie Bremner (1988) 1,340 6. Kathleen Morin (1984-87) 1,142 7. Jill Suglich (1984-87) 805 8. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 719 9. Amy White (1987-90) 538 10. Denise Boylan (1997- ) 449 SERVICE ACES 1. Angie Harris (1994- ) 199 2. Alicia Turner (1989-92) 135 3. Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) 116 4. Christy Peters (1991-94) 112 Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 112 6. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 111 7. Nicole Coates (1991-94) 108 8. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 106 9. Maureen Shea (1985-88) 87 10. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 87 ACES PER GAME (min. 80 aces) 1. Angie Harris (1994- ) 0.620 2. Nicole Coates (1991-94) 0.329 DIGS 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 1,640 2. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 1,359 3. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 1,324 4. Alicia Turner (1989-92) 1,196 5. Janelle Karlan (1990-93) 1,025 6. Brett Hensel (1992-95) 962 7. Maureen Shea (1985-88) 959 8. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 936 Kathy Cunningham (1986-89) 936 10. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 845 -- Angie Harris (1994- ) 830 TOTAL BLOCKS 1. Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) 699 2. Maureen Shea (1985-88) 527 3. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 504 4. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 434 5. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 358 6. Molly Stark (1990-93) 350 7. Janelle Karlan (1990-93) 313 8. Cynthia May (1989-92) 307 9. Jennifer Rouse (1993-96) 251 10. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 247 -- Mary Leffers (1996- ) 218

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