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    Oct. 9, 1997

    Irish Embark on First League Roadtrip

    • Notre Dame looks to extend 65-match win streak in conference matches
    • Lee, Harris continue assault on Irish volleyball record book
    • Notre Dame wins another marathon match with Illinois State

    BACK ON THE ROAD: The Notre Dame volleyball team (10-5) takes its four-match winning streak to Boston College and Providence this week, the third of nine 1997 roadtrips ... seven of Notre Dame's next eight matches are on the road, as are 13 of the final 16 ... two victories this weekend would give the Irish their longest winning streak (6) since Nov. 5, 1995 (also a six-match streak) ... after the matches at BC and PC, Notre Dame will take a break from conference play with three important matches against North Carolina (Oct. 17), at current #13 Texas (Oct. 21) and at Houston (Oct. 22) ... the Irish were 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, #8 Washington State and #2 Florida (the Irish also have lost to #22 Colorado and #14 Texas A&M) ... Notre Dame has not lost a match to a conference opponent during the tenure of head coach Debbie Brown (since 1991), going 65-0 over that stretch ... in two years of BIG EAST Conference play, the Irish have gone 28-0 against conference foes, with 24 of those wins coming 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        10-5, 2-0
     2. Pittsburgh     108  22-11    9-2         7-7, 0-2
     3. Villanova (1)   99  21-8     8-3        12-5, 2-0
     4. Connecticut     86  18-13    6-5        12-9, 1-1
     5. Syracuse        78  26-11    7-4        13-6, 1-1
     6. St. John's      76  24-7     6-5         6-8, 0-2
     7. Georgetown      67  19-14    6-5         9-8, 1-1
     8. West Virginia   50  17-16    5-6         9-7, 1-1
     9. Seton Hall      34  19-13    2-9        12-8, 1-1   
    10. Rutgers         33  20-14    1-10       12-9, 1-1
    11. Providence      24  18-17    5-6        15-7, 1-1
    12. Boston College  16  13-19    0-1         5-14, 1-1

    DEBBIE BROWN owns a record of 175-54 (.764) in six-plus seasons as head coach at Notre Dame and is 292-137 (.681) in 11-plus seasons as a Division I head coach ... Brown heads into this week's BIG EAST action eight 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.

    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 4.59 kills per game, which would tie the Notre Dame record set by Christy Peters in 1994 ... Harris is fourth among BIG EAST players with 4.12 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 ... Harris has surged to second in the conference with 0.54 service aces per game ... Denise Boylan--the first freshman to open the season as Notre Dame's primary setter since 1988--leads the BIG EAST with 11.90 assists per game ... four of the BIG EAST's top-six blockers will be showcased in the Joyce Center this weekend ... sophomore middle Mary Leffers ranks second in the BIG EAST with 1.21 blocks per game while Treadwell is fifth at 1.14 ... Notre Dame leads the BIG EAST in hitting pct. (.246) and kills (15.98/gm) while ranking third in blocks (2.66/gm).

    NOTRE DAME TEAM NOTES: Notre Dame has averaged .355 team hitting and 2.07 aces per game over its last four matches ... 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.

    15-MATCH CHECKUP: With half of the 30-match regular season in the books, several Irish players remain on pace for noteworthy statistical campaigns ... senior hitters Jaimie Lee (4.59 kills/gm) and Angie Harris (4.12 kpg) are on pace for the first (tie) 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 3.91 kills/gm while Lee is fourth at 2.99 kpg) ... Harris (70) and Lee (52) also are the first Irish teammates to both post more than 50 career double-digit kill matches ... Lee is on pace to challenge the Irish season kill average record of 4.59, set by Christy Peters in 1994 ... sophomore middle Mary Leffers' has surged to a .314 season hitting pct. that would rank fifth in Irish history ... Harris has posted five 20-plus kill matches in 1997, already fifth-most in Irish history ... freshmen setter Denise Boylan's assist average of 11.90/gm would rank fourth in Irish history ... Harris' season ace avg. (0.54/gm) ranks fourth in Irish history, behind her first three seasons ... Lee is averaging 2.73 digs/gm, giving her a combined kill/dig average of 7.32/gm that would rank third in Irish history .... as a team, Notre Dame's 15.98 kills per game would rank second in Irish history while the team hitting pct. of .246 would rank fifth (third-best since 1987).

    IRISH WIN ANOTHER THRILLER WITH ILLINOIS STATE (10/7): Four Notre Dame players totaled between 19-23 kills, leading the Irish to a comeback win over Illinois State 15-17, 15-7, 11-15, 16-14, 15-9, the sixth straight five-game match between the teams ... the match lasted 2:37, third longest in recorded history of the Joyce Center and fifth-longest in the history of Notre Dame volleyball ... Notre Dame trailed 4-0 in game five before claiming 15 of the final 20 points ... Notre Dame's 11 kills in the final game included two each from five different starters, with sophomore middle Mary Leffers adding a kill to the clinching run ... the 6-4 Leffers capped one of the best serving matches of her career by serving five straight points in the fifth, turning a 7-6 ISU lead into an 11-7 edge for the Irish ... Leffers totaled 19 kills and just two errors on 33 attempts for a .515 hitting pct., fourth-best ever by an Irish player in a five-game match (min. 20 att.) and best since Molly Stark's .522 vs. Kentucky in 1992 ... Leffers--who topped 15 kills for just the second time in her career and came up one shy of her career-high 20 (vs. Ball State in '96)--also served a career-best four aces and sparked the Irish early on with 12 kills and no errors on her first 19 swings ... Notre Dame senior hitter Angie Harris posted a match-high 23 kills on .373 hitting (51 att.), plus 14 digs and three aces ... the other Irish co-captain, senior hitter Jaimie Lee, had 22 kills (plus 15 digs) while hitting against a tough ISU block that held her to .125 hitting (56 att.) en route to a substantial ISU blocking edge (18-6) ... Irish junior middle Lindsay Treadwell came on strong to finish with a career-best 20 kills on .372 hitting (43 att.), plus 14 digs and a timely ace that pushed Notre Dame ahead 15-14 in game four ... Treadwell had nine of the 23 Irish kills in the fourth game and made just two errors on 17 swings in the game to help extend the match to the rally-scoring fifth ... Notre Dame's other two starters played key roles in the victory ... freshman setter Denise Boylan came up with a match-high 21 digs and totaled 83 aces while directing an Irish offense that hit .307 for the match ... the 6-1 Boylan also assisted on two blocks while totaling five kills and no errors on eight attempts ... another Irish freshman, 6-3 opposite Christi Girton, continued to make valuable contributions, with 12 kills on .242 hitting while assisting on three blocks ... the efforts of Harris, Lee and Treadwell produced the fifth match in Notre Dame volleyball history in which three Irish players have posted 20-plus kills and the first since a three-hour, seven-minute marathon at Georgia Tech on Oct. 13, 1995, when Jenny Birkner had 28, Harris 26 and Lee 22 while the Yellow Jackets won game five 20-18 ... it was Notre Dame's first-ever match with four players having 18 or more kills and first with five players finishing at 12-plus kills ... Michelle Kutcher led the Redbirds with 22 kills (.254) and 17 digs while her fellow junior hitter Nikkie McCleary had 20 kills on .304 hitting ... senior opposite Krista Ridder added 17 kills on .371 hitting, with freshman MB Kendra Haselhorst totaling 17 kills (.371) and 13 blocks, including four solos.

    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) ... 29 aces in the last four matches have raised Notre Dame's 1997 ace average to 1.53/gm ... the Irish also have nearly a 1-to-1 ace-to-error ratio in the last four matches (28/31).

    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 208 in her career, a career average of 0.627/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 1,299 kills in her career and during the past few weeks moved into a tie for 3rd 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) while currently standing tied with Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) ... she trails only Peters (1,683) and Zanette Bennett (1,471; 1985-89) on the Irish career kills list ... Harris owns 70 career matches with double-digit kills, 2nd in Irish history behind Peters (80) ... Harris also ranks 2nd to only Peters (19) with 16 career 20-plus kill matches, including five in the first half of the 1997 season ... in terms of career double-double matches (kills/digs), Harris ranks 4th with 30, just four behind Birkner ... her career dig average of 2.59/gm ranks 7th all-time at Notre Dame ... Harris' 860 career digs rank 10th place on that Irish all-time list.

    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 ... 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; Boylan now is ninth with 583) ... 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: 7th in digs (961), 8th in hitting pct. (.261), 8th in assists (727), 9th in kills (1,152), 9th in aces (92) and 9th in blocks (255) ... Lee heads into this weekend's BIG EAST play within range of several players on the career kills list, standing just 10 kills behind Alicia Turner (8th, 1989-92), 19 behind Birkner (7th), 36 behind Mary Kay Waller (6th, 1985-88) and 41 behind Maureen Shea (5th, 1985-88)... she is just one dig behind former teammate Brett Hensel (6th, 1992-95) and 64 behind Janelle Karlan (5th, 1990-93) ... Lee needs 39 more digs to join Turner, Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92), Christy Peters (1991-94) and Birkner as the fifth Notre Dame player ever to total 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in her career.

    Notre Dame Probable Starters
    No. Player            Pos. Ht.  Cl. Hometown/High School        1997 Stats
     2  Denise Boylan     S    6-1  Fr. Lisle, IL/Benet Academy     .246 team hitting, 583 asts/8 BHE, 11.90 apg, 10 aces, 2.45 digs/gm 
     4  Jaimie Lee        OH   5-11 Sr. Spokane, WA/Ferris          4.59 klills/gm, .236 hitting, 2.98 digs/gm, 11 aces
     6  Angie Harris      OH   6-0  Sr. Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers 4.12 kills/gm, .240 hitting, 28 aces (0.54/gm), 2.69 digs/gm  
     7  Christi Girton    OH   6-3  Fr. Muncie, IN/Muncie Central   1.48 kills/gm, .208 hitting, 1.03 digs/gm, 17 blocks (2 solo)
     8  Mary Leffers      MB   6-4  So. Tampa, FL/Berkeley Prep     2.63 kills/gm, .313 hitting, 1.21 blocks/gm, 7 aces
    13  Lindsay Treadwell MB   5-11 Jr. Austin, TX/Austin           2.27 kills/gm, .276 hitting, 2.24 digs/gm, 8 aces, 1.14 blocks/gm
    Off the Bench
    No. Player           Pos. 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 83 assists (7.55/gm), 4 kills, 12 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                  6 kills, 8 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         22 kills (0.63/gm), .083 hitting, 55 digs (1.57/gm), 2 aces, 1 block assist
    12  Adrienne Shimmel OH   5-11 Fr. Mission Viejo/Capistrano Valley  39 digs (0.83/gm), 4 kills, 2 block assists
    14  Molly McCarthy   MB   6-0  Sr. Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral       9 kills, 49 digs (1.44/gm), 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

    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 and has helped the Irish hit .355 over the course of the four matches against Marquette, St. John's, Connecticut and Illinois State ... Boylan's 6-1 frame has helped her post 35 kills, on .258 hitting, while her tough serving has produced 10 service aces ... the 1996-97 Gatorade high school player of the year also ranks third on the team with 86 digs (2.45/gm), has assisted on 23 blocks (plus two solos) and is averaging a BIG EAST-leading 11.90 assists per game ... she also is averaging an impressive 73 assists per ballhandling error (583/8) ... 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: 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 97.5% (117 of 120) 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 386 of 416 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: 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).

    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.

    SHE CAN FLY 10,000 MILES AND SHE CAN FLY 10,000 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.

    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, #8 Washington State, #9 UC Santa Barbara, #13 Texas, #14 Texas A&M and #22 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.

    USA Today / AVCA Top 25 (Oct. 7)
        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.  USC                     10-1    1105
    7.  Brigham Young           10-4    1025
    8.  Washington State        16-0    1224
    9.  UC Santa Barbara        13-1     984
    10. Wisconsin               11-1     930        
    11. Pepperdine              11-0     893
    12. Univ. of the Pacific    9-2      915        
    13. Texas                   7-3      789
    14. Texas A&M               8-3      684
    15. Arizona                 10-1     675
    16. Loyola Marymount        9-3      539
    17. Hawaii                  8-4      443
    18. Maryland                0-0      402
    19. Michigan State          11-4     600
    20. Colorado State          12-2     329
    21. UCLA                    5-4      297
    22. Colorado                5-4      137
    23. Arkansas                12-3     246
    24. Washington              9-6       74
    25. Illinois                10-4      71
    Others receiving votes:  Minnesota (61), Michigan (39), Indiana (28), South
    Carolina (23), Ohio State (22), Florida State (12), Butler (7), Notre Dame (7), San
    Diego (7), Northern Illinois (6), Texas Tech (6), Clemson (5), Arizona State (4), Ball
    State (4), Eastern Washington (4), North Carolina (3), Auburn (2), South Florida (1),
    Illinois State (1), Houston (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)
        
    
    

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    PERCENTAGE OF GAMES PLAYED 1. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) .965 (473/490) 2. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) .928 (386/416) Janelle Karlan (1990-93) .928 (491/529) 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- ) .975 (117/120) HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 900 att.) 1. Lindsay Treadwell (1995- ) .296 2. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) .289 3. Mary Leffers (1996- ) .286 4. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) .284 5. Mary Kay Waller (1985-88) .279 6. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) .278 7. Marilyn Cragin (1989-91) .268 8. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) .261 KILLS 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 1,683 2. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 1,471 3. Angie Harris (1994- ) 1,299 Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 1,299 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- ) 1,152 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- ) 3.06 DOUBLE-DIGIT KILL MATCHES 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 80 2. Angie Harris (1994- ) 69 3. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 68 4. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 63 5. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 52 20-PLUS KILL MATCHES 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 19 2. Angie Harris (1994- ) 16 Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 16 4. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 10 DOUBLE-DOUBLE MATCHES (kills/digs) 1. Christy Peters (1991-94) 64 2. Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92) 42 3. Jenny Birkner (1993-96) 34 4. Angie Harris (1994- ) 30 5. Alicia Turner (1989-92) 29 6. Zanette Bennett (1985-88) 28 7. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 26 ASSISTS 1. Janelle Karlan (1990-93) 5,197 2. Taryn Collins (1986-89) 3,033 3. Carey May (1994- ) 2,627 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- ) 727 9. Denise Boylan (1997- ) 583 SERVICE ACES 1. Angie Harris (1994- ) 208 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. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 92 ACES PER GAME (min. 80 aces) 1. Angie Harris (1994- ) 0.627 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. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 961 8. Maureen Shea (1985-88) 959 9. Kathy Cunningham (1986-89) 936 10. Angie Harris (1994- ) 860 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. Jaimie Lee (1994- ) 255 10. Jennifer Rouse (1993-96) 251 -- Mary Leffers (1996- ) 223

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