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    Fighting Irish
    Oct. 31, 1997

    Irish Return to Big East Play

    Stay On Road With Matches at Villanova, Georgetown

    * First-place showdown with Villanova to test 68-match win streak
    * Lee joins 1,000-kill/1,000-dig club
    * Brown three wins shy of her 300th career coaching victory

    KEEP THE SUITCASE PACKED: The Notre Dame volleyball team (15-6)--winners of nine of its last 10 matches--embarks on its sixth of nine 1997 roadtrips this week for matches at Villanova (Oct. 31) and Georgetown (Nov. 2) ... Notre Dame's seven-match win streak ended on Oct. 21 at #9 Texas but the Irish won game one from the Longhorns (15-12) to end Texas' run of consecutive games won at 17 ... Notre Dame and Villanova sit atop the BIG EAST Conference standings with identical 5-0 records, followed by Syracuse and Connecticut (both 3-2) and West Virginia and Pittsburgh (both 2-2) ... the top six teams following the 11-game regular season will qualify for the BIG EAST Tournament, to be held Nov. 22-23 at Seton Hall ... the Irish have won the last two BIG EAST titles and are 31-0 vs. BIG EAST teams over the past two-plus seasons ...11 of Notre Dame's final 14 regular season matches are on the road (plus two potential matches at the BIG EAST championship) ... each of Notre Dame's six losses in '97 have come against ranked opponents, including five who are ranked in this week's AVCA top 10: #7 Wisconsin, #10 Washington State, #3 Florida and #9 Texas (the Irish also have lost to current 315 Texas A&M and #23 Colorado) ... Notre Dame's non-conference schedule includes eight teams in this week's AVCA top 20 and six in the top 10 (the above teams, plus #2 Long Beach State and #6 UC Santa Barbara) ... Notre Dame has not lost to a conference opponent during the tenure of head coach Debbie Brown (since 1991), going 68-0 over that stretch for the nation's longest active conference win streak ... in two-plus years of BIG EAST play, the Irish have posted three-game wins in 26 of 31 matches (Pitt has forced the Irish to four games three times while Villanova stretched the Irish to five in '96 and Boston College took a game from Notre Dame two weeks ago).

    BIG EAST BESTS: Notre Dame's 5-0 start in BIG EAST play can be traced to the team's dominating statistical performances ... three Irish players sit atop the hitting pct. charts for conference games: Mary Leffers (.500), Jaimie Lee (.457) and Christi Girton (.397) while Lee's 5.07 kills per game in conference action ranks second in the BIG EAST ... Angie Harris owns the second-best ace average (0.73/gm) in BIG EAST play ... Notre Dame's conference-leading .363 hitting pct. in BIG EAST matches is nearly 100 points ahead of second-place Seton Hall (.266) ... the Irish also lead the BIG EAST with 17.50 kills/gm in league action (Villanova is next, at 15.95) while ranking fourth in aces (1.63/gm) and fifth in blocks (2.41/gm) ... for the overall 1997 season, Notre Dame players lead the BIG EAST in kills (Lee, 4.31/gm), aces (Harris, 0.55/gm), blocks (Leffers, 1.36/gm) and assists (Denise Boylan, 12.07/gm) ... Leffers ranks third in overall hitting (.309) while Harris is fourth in overall kills per game (4.15) ... Notre Dame also leads the BIG EAST in overall hitting pct. (.263) and kill average (16.16/gm) while ranking fourth in blocks (2.70/gm).

    CONFERENCE CALL: Notre Dame has won 68 consecutive matches against conference opponents, beginning with the first conference match of the Debbie Brown era: a 3-0 win at Butler on Oct. 18, 1991 ... the current streak includes Notre Dame's final 37 matches in the Midwestern Collegiate Conference (10 of which came in the MCC Tournament) and the first 31 in the BIG EAST (four coming in the BIG EAST Tournament) ... the Oct. 12 win at Providence moved Notre Dame past Nebraska (66, 1982-87) into fourth place on the list of all-time longest Division I women's volleyball conference win streaks, behind Western Michigan (98, 1982-89), Arkansas State (97, 1976-81) and Texas (73, 1984-91) ... the Irish could win eight more matches vs. conference teams in 1997, which would push the streak past Texas's 73 into third all-time ... the current 68-match conference win streak has included 55 three-game wins (nine in postseason), 11 four-game wins (four in postseason) and just two five-game matches: vs. Loyola at the 1991 MCC Championship match, held at Butler (15-10, 7-15, 15-1, 14-16, 15-10) and at home vs. Villanova on Oct. 6, 1996 (13-15, 9-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-12) ... 33 of Notre Dame's 38 BIG EAST wins have been 3-0, with the Irish beating Pittsburgh 3-1 three times (in '95 regular season and tournament and in '96 tournament) and topping Boston College 3-1 this season ... Central Florida has a current 59-match conference winning streak.

    DEBBIE BROWN is 180-55 (.766) in six-plus seasons as head coach at Notre Dame and 297-138 (.683) in 11-plus seasons as a Division I head coach ... if Notre Dame wins its next three, Brown's 300th career coaching victory will come at home against West Virginia on Nov. 7 ... Brown 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 ... she 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.

    SCOUTING THE WILDCATS (15-5, 5-0): During Notre Dame's 68-match conference win streak, the Irish have been extended to five games just twice, with Villanova nearly upsetting Notre Dame last season (see recap below) ... the Wildcats return five starters from their '96 team that went 21-8 overall and finished third in the BIG EAST (9-4) ... Villanova beat St. John's in the '96 BIG EAST semifinals (3-0) before losing in four games to Pittsburgh in the semifinals ... three Villanova players--senior middles Stacy Evans and Marisa Davidson and junior hitter Megan O'Brien--were second team all-BIG EAST in 1996 ... O'Brien has missed four matches recently due to injury ... Villanova setter Stacy Moline was the 1996 BIG EAST rookie of the year but has missed eight matches--including last week's 3-2 win at Georgetown--due to injury ... freshman Cathy Arnetta has filled in at setter but the Wildcats have struggled with their hitting (.212) ... Villanova is averaging 1.5 aces/gm (while allowing 1.4 aces/gm) ... the top Wildcats servers are Davidson (20 aces) and junior hitter Elizabeth Jones (15) ... opponents are hitting .200 vs. Villanova and outblocking the Wildcats 3.5-3.2 (per game) ... Villanova has two of the BIG EAST's top backrow players in Jones (4.24 digs/gm, 3rd BIG EAST) and O'Brien (3.59, 6th) ... in BIG EAST play, Villanova ranks fourth in team hitting (.226) while Evans ranks first with 5.10 kills per game and sixth with a .324 hitting pct. ... Davidson's 0.60 aces/gm in BIG EAST play ranks third among conference players ... Villanova forged its 5-0 BIG EAST start with opening week wins at West Virginia (3-0) and Pittsburgh (9-15, 12-15, 15-10, 15-6, 15-12) and three more road wins at St. John's (3-1), UConn (3-0) and Georgetown (15-7, 8-15, 9-15, 15-11, 15-13).

    IRISH 3-0 IN SISTER MATCHUPS: The Notre Dame volleyball team has won all three of its matches this season when a member of the Irish program was squaring off against her sister ... freshman setter Denise Boylan helped the Irish post a 3-0 win over Marquette and her sister Susan, a senior hitter for the Golden Eagles ... on Oct. 17, Notre Dame assistant coach Elaina Oden earned bragging rights on her sister Kim, a first-year assistant at North Carolina (the Irish beat the Tar Heels, 3-0) ... finally, on Oct. 22, sophomore middle Mary Leffers came out on the winning end of a five-game match against her sister Emily's University of Houston squad ... Mary totaled a team-best 16 kills and 12 blocks (equaling her career high) while Emily--a senior hitter for the Cougars--had 21 kills, 13 digs and four blocks ... two other members of the 1997 Irish volleyball team have sisters who played Division I volleyball ... sophomore Lauren Stettin's sister Megan played at the University of Illinois from 1992-95 while freshman Jo Jameyson's sister Katy was a two-time All-American at the University of Texas, where she played from 1990-93 ... the Jameysons were reunited at the Houston match (they hail from nearby Alvin, Texas, where Katy is an assistant coach at Alvin High School) ... 1997 graduate Jen Rouse was injured and missed out on the chance to play against her sister Wendy, when Notre Dame played Washington State on Nov. 30, 1996 at UOP.

    RECAP - WILDCATS NEARLY UPSET IRISH (10/6/96) - Jen Briggs led the Irish with a career-high 21 kills as Notre Dame came back for a 13-15, 9-15, 15-9, 15-12, 15-12 win ... Notre Dame opened with Angie Harris resting on the bench but Harris entered midway through the second game and finished with 11 kills and one ace ... Notre Dame setter Carey May made her season debut in the second game, with Notre Dame trailing 9-7, but was unable to spark the Notre Dame offense (May had missed the previous 13 matches with a shoulder injury) ... fill-in setter Jaimie Lee reentered the lineup at the start of game three and closed out the match at setter ... the Wildcats held late leads in each of the final three games ... Villanova led 9-7 in game three before Briggs served eight straight points ... the visitors then were three points from victory in game four (12-10) but Lee served five straight points ... in the decisive game, Villanova jumped ahead 4-1 and maintained its edge until a 9-9 tie ... the Wildcats were three points from victory (12-12) but the Irish went ahead on a tip from Harris ... Mary Leffers and Harris then blocked Stacy Evans before Leffers and Lee blocked Elizabeth Jones to end the match ... Notre Dame hit .421 in the fifth ... Megan O'Brien led Villanova with 19 kills, joined by Evans (17 kills) and Marisa Davidson (15 kills) ... Leffers had 14 kills, six blocks and three aces while Lindsay Treadwell had 13 kills and nine blocks ... Notre Dame outhit Villanova (.162 to .132) ... the Irish opened a 7-1 lead in game one but the Wildcats scored the next nine points ... two kills from O'Brien and one from Davidson provided the final points for Villanova's early 1-0 lead ... Notre Dame led in game two as well, 7-4, but the visitors scored six straight en route to the 2-0 lead.

    HOYAS NOTES (11-11, 2-3): Georgetown returns three starters from its '96 team that went 19-14 and was the odd team out on a three-way tie in the BIG EAST standings (6-5), preventing the Hoyas from making the '96 BIG EAST Tournament ... despite a win over Pitt (15-12, 15-3, 5-15, 15-9) to open BIG EAST play, Georgetown again could be in a battle to make the six-team BIG EAST Tournament, as only Boston College (1-4) and St. John's (0-5) currently have worse records than the Hoyas (who are in a four-way tie for seventh) ... Georgetown also has defeated St. John's (3-0) but has lost to West Virginia (0-3), UConn (2-3) and Villanova (2-3) ... junior middle Melissa Tytko ranks second in the BIG EAST with .317 overall hitting while freshman hitter Kiran Gill's 4.24 kills/gm rank third ... Gill owns the second-best overall ace average (0.54/gm, 46 overall) in the BIG EAST ... as a team, Georgetown ranks fifth in hitting (.213) and second in aces (1.98/gm) ... Gill also ranks first for aces in conference games (0.75/gm) and seventh in kill avg. during conference play (4.25/gm) ... Georgetown ranks first with 2.15 aces/gm in BIG EAST matches.

    TREADWELL, LEFFERS TOUGH IN THE MIDDLE: Notre Dame's starting middles--junior Lindsay Treadwell (Austin ,Texas) and sophomore Mary Leffers (Tampa, Fla.)--have established themselves as two of the top hitting leaders in Notre Dame volleyball history ... Leffers owns a .309 season hitting pct. that would rank fifth in Irish history ... Leffers' career hitting pct. has slipped back to .288, just behind Treadwell's .294 and Zanette Bennett's .289 (1985-88) among the top two spots in the Irish record book ... Treadwell is hitting .275 through 21 matches in 1997, after hitting .253 as a sophomore.

    BOYLAN SETTING THE TABLE: Denise Boylan--the first freshman to open the season as Notre Dame's setter since 1988--has helped the Irish surge to a BIG EAST-leading .263 season hitting pct., which would rank second in team history (behind the '95 team's .271) ... behind Boylan's setting and a veteran corps of hitters, the Notre Dame offense is running away with the BIG EAST offensive statistics ... the Irish are averaging .363 hitting (Seton Hall is second at .266) and 17.50 kills per game in league action (Villanova is next, at 16.00) ... Boylan leads the BIG EAST in overall matches with 12.07 assists/gm, which would rank fourth in Irish history ... she also ranks fourth on the '97 Irish squad with 150 digs (2.17/gm) while her other season totals include 45 kills on .248 hitting, 14 service aces (third on the team) and 39 blocks (two solos) ... Boylan is averaging an impressive 64 assists per ballhandling error during her freshman season (833/13) ... she is one of three members of Notre Dame's freshman class who were named to the Volleyball magazine national Fab 50 (the others are frontline players Christi Girton and Jo Jameyson).

    LEE JOINS 1,000-DIGS/1,000-KILLS CLUB: 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, kills, digs, aces, blocks and digs ... while Lee was reaching her milestone, freshman setter Denise Boylan bumped '97 grad 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 7th with 833) ... Lee--who played middle as a freshman and served as a fill-in setter for the first half of '96--holds down the following career rankings at Notre Dame: 5th in digs (1,036), 5th in kills (1,231), 7th in hitting pct. (.267), 9th in assists (730), 9th in aces (100) and 9th in blocks (263) ... Lee heads into the week 68 kills behind Jessica Fiebelkorn (1,299; 1989-92) on the Irish career kills list ... her 10 digs at Texas on Oct. 21 pushed Lee over 1,000 for her career, allowing her to join Alicia Turner (1989-92), 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 ... Lee has appeared in 97.6% (123 of 126) of Notre Dame's matches in her career, third best in Irish volleyball history ... she has played in 407 of 438 career games (.929), ranking behind only Birkner (.965) in Irish history ... 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.

    21-MATCH CHECKUP: With the end of the regular season approaching, several Irish players remain on pace for noteworthy statistical campaigns ... senior hitters Jaimie Lee (4.31 kills/gm) and Angie Harris (4.15 kpg) currently own 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 over 3.9-kills per game in the same season (doing so in 1995, Harris at 4.27 kpg and Lee at 3.91) and each currently ranks among Notre Dame's top-four career kill average leaders (Harris is first at 3.93 kills/gm, Lee is fourth at 3.03 kpg) ... Harris (76) and Lee (57) also are the first Irish teammates to both post more than 50 career double-digit kill matches ... Lee could make a run at the Irish season kill average record of 4.59, set by Christy Peters in 1994 ... sophomore middle Mary Leffers' has surged to a .309 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 12.07/gm would rank fourth in Irish history ... Harris' season ace avg. (0.55/gm) would be fourth in Irish history (she already owns the top three averages) ... Lee is averaging 3.18 digs/gm, giving her a combined kill/dig average of 7.45/gm that would rank third in Irish history .... as a team, Notre Dame's 16.16 kills per game would rank second in Irish history (just behind the '95 team's 16.32) while the team hitting pct. of .263 also would rank second, behind the .271 mark in '95 ... the Irish passers have allowed just 1.29 opponent aces per game, which would rank fifth-best in team history.

    IRISH NOTES: Notre Dame has averaged .324 team hitting during the current 9-1 run ... Notre Dame's starting lineup has an average height of 6-1 ... after going just 2-5 in five-game matches last season, the Irish have won all three of their five-game matches this season: vs. Oral Roberts (15-9 in the fifth game), Illinois State (15-9) and Houston (15-8) ... Notre Dame is 18-9 in five-game matches during the past six seasons (1992- ) ... the Irish returned 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 Notre Dame volleyball team averaged 27.5 wins per season from 1991-96.

    TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE: The 1997 Notre Dame volleyball team includes some of the best hitting combinations in the program's history ... senior hitters Jaimie Lee (4.31 kills/gm) and Angie Harris (4.15) are on pace to become the first Irish teammates to average over four kills per game in the same season ... sophomore middle Mary Leffers (2.79 kills/gm) gives the Irish the program's second-best hitting threesome, behind the 1987 trio of Zanette Bennett (4.03), Kathy Cunningham (3.43) and Maureen Shea (3.12) ... with junior middle Lindsay Treadwell (2.21) and surging freshman opposite Christi Girton (1.90) thrown into the mix, the Irish have one of its best ever group of starting hitters ... during the current 9-1 run, the production of Harris (4.18), Lee (4.09), Leffers (3.12) and Girton (2.65) is comparable to that of the '87 team (when Mary Kay Waller rounded out that foursome with 2.63 kpg), with Treadwell also averaging 2.21 kills/gm over the last 10 matches ... during the current 10-match run, Girton (.353), Lee (.350), Leffers (.348) and Harris (.325) all have posted impressive hitting pct. numbers, with Girton hitting .435-plus in six of those matches.

    ACE IN THE HOLE: Senior hitter Angie Harris continues to add to her prominence in the Irish record book ... she owns seven service ace records (including 220 in her career, a career average of 0.623/gm and nine in a match) while her career kill average of 3.93/gm would set a new Irish record in that category, surpassing the 3.82 set by '95 grad. Christy Peters ... Harris has 1,388 kills in her career, which trails only Peters (1,683) and Zanette Bennett (1,471; 1985-89) on the Irish career kills list ... her 76 career matches with double-digit kills rank 2nd only to Peters (80) ... Harris also ranks 2nd to only Peters (19) with 16 career 20-plus kill matches, including five in 1997 ... in terms of career double-double matches (kills/digs), Harris ranks 4th with 32, just two behind former teammate Jenny Birkner (1993-96) ... her career dig average of 2.58/gm ranks 7th all-time at Notre Dame ... Harris' 912 career digs rank 10th on that Irish all-time list, 24 behind Kathy Cunningham (1986-89) and 47 behind Maureen Shea (1985-88) ... Harris needs 88 digs to join classmate Jaimie Lee as the sixth Notre Dame player to total 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.

    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) ... Jaimie Lee was part of a Notre Dame team that travelled over 28,000 miles during the summer and fall of '96 ... after travelling to the Canada Cup and '97 World University Games, Lee could travel nearly 30,000 miles (from Aug. 4-Nov. 30) to play the game she loves.

    TAKING ON THE BEST: Notre Dame faced some of the nation's top individuals during the '96 season, including eight of the nation's top-30 hitting pct. leaders (three of the top nine) ... the Irish faced seven of the nation's top 25 leaders in kills/gm, including the nation's top three kill leaders: OSU's Vanessa Wouters (6.43 kills/gm), WSU's Sarah Silvernail (6.12) and Central Florida's Renata Menchikova (5.95) ... the Irish faced 14 players (including one twice) who ranked among the final top 30 nationally for at least one of the following categories: hitting pct. (9), kills per game (7) and blocks per game (7) ... in 10 matches vs. those players, the Irish held the noteworthy individuals below their season averages in all but six of the 23 total cases: PSU's Terry Zemaitis had 31 kills in four games vs. the Irish (above her avg. of 4.78 kills/gm), Illinois State's Andy Hardwick hit .385 vs. Notre Dame (her season avg. was .360), Hawaii's Angelica Ljundquist hit .600 in UH's first match vs. Notre Dame (above her avg. of .417), George Mason's Joy Kingsley-Ibeh had 34 kills in five games vs. the Irish (above her avg. of 4.95/gm), Silvernail hit .600 vs. the Irish (above her avg. of .405) and Wouters had 36 kills in five games at the Joyce Center (her avg. was 6.43 kills/gm) ... the below chart lists Notre Dame's opponents who were among the final NCAA leaders in hitting pct., kills and blocks, with their stats vs. the Irish listed to the right (bold numbers indicate the category in which the players were nationally ranked, with italics indicating a performance above their respective season average).

     
    Nationally-Ranked Individuals' Performances vs. Notre Dame
                        
    Player, team (final nationally-ranked stats)                                     Kills  Hit %   Digs    Aces    Blks    
    Renata Menchikova, Central Florida (3rd - 5.95 kills/gm)                         16     .136    3       1       0
    Eileen Murfee, Stanford (12th - 1.59 blocks/gm)                                  10     .500    3       0       3
    Kerri Walsh, Stanford (23rd - .369 hitting;  23rd - 4.78 kills/gm)               15     .267    7       3       3
    Jackie Byrne, Louisville (17th - .378 hitting)                                   13     .321    12      1       3
    Lauren Cacciamiani, Penn State (21st - .373 hitting; 10th - 1.65 blocks/gm)      13     .281    5       0       4
    Terry Zemaitis, Penn State (3rd - 1.85 blocks/gm;  23rd - 4.78 kills/gm)         31     .237    10      1       5
    Brooke White, Purdue (21st - 4.85 kills/gm)                                      11     .226    8       0       3
    Andy Hardwick, Illinois State (27th - .360 hitting)                              20     .385    6       1       7
    Angelica Ljunquist, Hawaii (4th - .417 hitting, 1st - 1.92 blocks/gm)            9      .600    8       3       3
    Angelica Ljunquist, Hawaii (4th - .417 hitting, 1st - 1.92 blocks/gm)            15     .357    8       0       5
    Virag Domokos, G. Mason (5th - .416 hitting, 15th - 1.55 blocks/gm)              17     .351    17      1       3
    Joy Kingsley-Ibeh, George Mason (14th - 4.98 kills/gm)                           34     .371    9       0       1
    Olga Mahtejickova, George Mason (25th - .364 hitting)                            12     .184    9       0       8
    Sarah Silvernail, WSU (2nd-6.12 kills/gm, 9th-.405 hitting, 14th-1.55 blocks/gm) 17     .600    7       2       2
    Vanessa Wouters, Ohio State (1st-6.43 kills/gm)                                  36     .141    20      0       5
    USA Today / AVCA Top 25 (Oct. 27)
    Team (1st place votes)  W-L Points
    1.  Penn State (59)     21-0    1499
    2.  Long Beach State    18-1    1425
    3.  Florida             21-1    1364
    4.  Stanford (1)        20-2    1352
    5.  Brigham Young       18-4    1225
    6.  UC Santa Barbara    21-2    1178
    7.  Wisconsin           18-2    1103            
        USC                 16-3    1103
    9.  Texas               16-3    1034
    10. Washington State    19-4    902
    11. Nebraska            15-5    899
    12. Pepperdine          17-2    846
    13. Arizona             15-3    779
    14. Hawaii              17-4    651
    15. Texas A&M           15-5    636
    16. Maryland            19-0    555
    17. U. of Pacific       13-5    553     
    18. Washington          13-7    531     
    19. Colorado State      19-3    459
    20. Loyola Marymount    15-5    355
    21. San Diego           18-2    326
    22. Arkansas            18-5    188
    23. Colorado            10-7    173
    24. UCLA                9-9     109
    25. Michigan State      16-7    94
    Others receiving votes: Ohio State (29), South Carolina (29), Michigan (25), Kansas State (17), Texas Tech (16), Minnesota (12), Ball State (9), Oklahoma (5), Notre Dame (4), Central Florida (4), Eastern Washington (4), Sacramento State (3), Northern Illinois (2).
    Notre Dame's Probable Starting Lineup
    No. Player              Pos. Ht. Cl.    Hometown/High School        1997 Stats
    2   Denise Boylan       S   6-1  Fr.    Lisle, IL/Benet Academy     .263 team hitting, 833 asts/13 BHE, 12.07 apg, 14 aces, 2.17 digs/gm 
    4   Jaimie Lee          OH  5-11 Sr.    Spokane, WA/Ferris          4.31 kills/gm, .275 hitting, 3.18 digs/gm, 19 aces
    6   Angie Harris        OH  6-0  Sr.    Fort Wayne, IN/Bishop Luers 4.15 kills/gm, .259 hitting, 40 aces (0.55/gm), 2.63 digs/gm  
    7   Christi Girton      OPP 6-3  Fr.    Muncie, IN/Muncie Central   1.90 kills/gm, .261 hitting, 1.44 digs/gm, 30 blocks (3 solo)
    8   Mary Leffers        MB  6-4  So.    Tampa, FL/Berkeley Prep     2.79 kills/gm, .309 hitting, 1.36 blocks/gm, 9 aces
    13  Lindsay Treadwell   MB  5-11 Jr.    Austin, TX/Austin           2.21 kills/gm, .275 hitting, 2.29 digs/gm, 11 aces, 1.08 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       5 digs
    3   Carey May        S    5-9   Sr. Rancho Santa Fe, CA/Torrey Pines    138 assists (8.63/gm), 5 kills, 24 digs, 9 block assists
    5   Emily Schiebout  OPP  6-1   So. Blaine, MN/Concordia                1.84 kills/gm, .216 hitting , 0.95 blocks/gm, 8 aces 
    9   Jo Jameyson      MB   6-1   Fr. Alvin, TX/Alvin                     12 kills, .273 hitting, 15 digs, 2 aces, 2 block assists
    10  Lauren Stettin   OPP  6-0   So. Burr Ridge, IL/Hinsdale     
    1   Mandi Powell     OH   6-0   So. Monroeville, IN/Monrovia            28 kills, .086 hitting, 62 digs (1.63/gm), 2 aces, 2 block assists
    12  Adrienne Shimmel OH   5-11  Fr. Mission Viejo/Capistrano Valley     44 digs (0.81/gm), 5 kills, 2 block assists
    14  Molly McCarthy   MB   6-0   Sr. Indianapolis, IN/Cathedral          16 kills, 72 digs (1.33/gm), 2 aces, 4 block assists
    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
    Season Bests
                        Team:                                           Individual:
    Kills               106 vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 13   28,             Birkner vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 13
    Total Attempts      250 vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 13   73,             Lee vs. Texas, Sept. 22
    Hitting Percentage ( min. 10 Att.)  .480 vs. Boston College,        Treadwell vs. Purdue, Sept. 16
                        Nov. 12 .900 (9-0-10), 
    Assists             101 vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 13   74,             May vs. Texas, Sept. 22
    Service Aces        15 vs. Kentucky, Sept. 9    9,                  Harris vs. Syracuse, Oct. 20
    Block Solos         8 vs. Duke, Oct. 7  3 three times,              Harris vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 22 Rouse twice, last vs. Louisville, Sept. 9
    Block Assists       30 vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 13    7 twice,        Rouse, last vs. Louisville, Sept. 9
    Total Blocks        32 vs. Georgia Tech, Oct. 13    10 twice,       Rouse, last vs. Louisville, Sept. 9
    Digs                96 vs. Pittsburgh, Oct. 22  22,                 Birkner vs. Louisville, Sept. 9
                        
        
     CAREER RECORD BOOK WATCH
    PERCENTAGE OF GAMES PLAYED
        1.  Jenny Birkner ('93-'96) .965 (473/490)
        2.  Jaimie Lee ('94-  ) .929 (407/438)
        3.  Janelle Karlan ('90-'93)    .928 (491/529)
    PERCENTAGE OF MATCHES PLAYED
        1.  J. Karlan ('90-'93) 1.000 (145/145)         Jenny Birkner ('93-'96) 1.000 (140/140)
        3.  Jaimie Lee ('94-  ) .976 (123/126)
    HITTING PERCENTAGE (min. 900 att.)
        1.  Lindsay Treadwell (1995-  ) .294        
        2.  Zanette Bennett (1985-88)   .289
        3.  Mary Leffers (1996-  )  .288
        4.  Mary Kay Waller (1985-88)   .279
        5.  Jenny Birkner (1993-96) .278
        6.  Marilyn Cragin (1989-91)    .268
        7.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    .267
        8.  Maureen Shea (1985-88)  .254        
        9.  Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92)    .252
        10. Angie Harris (1994-  )  .243        
    KILLS
        1.  Christy Peters (1991-94)    1,683
        2.  Zanette Bennett (1985-88)   1,471
        3.  Angie Harris (1994-  )  1,388
        4.  Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92)    1,299
        5.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    1,231
    TOTAL ATTEMPTS
        1.  Christy Peters (1991-94)    4,471
        2.  Zanette Bennett (1985-88)   3,486
        3.  Angie Harris (1994-  )  3,449
        
    KILLS PER GAME (min. 650 kills)
        1.  Angie Harris (1994-  )  3.93
        2.  Christy Peters (1991-94)    3.82
        3.  Zanette Bennett (1985-88)   3.44
        4.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    3.03
        
    DOUBLE-DIGIT KILL MATCHES
        1.  Christy Peters (1991-94)    80
        2.  Angie Harris (1994-  )  76
        3.  Zanette Bennett (1985-88)   68
        4.  Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92)    63
        5.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    57
    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-  )  32
        5.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    31  
    
    ASSISTS
        1.  Janelle Karlan (1990-93)    5,197
        2.  Taryn Collins (1986-89) 3,033
        3.  Carey May (1994-  ) 2,682
        4.  Shannon Tuttle (1992-94)    1,727
        5.  Julie Bremner (1988)    1,340
        6.  Kathleen Morin (1984-87)    1,142
        7.  Denise Boylan (1997-  ) 833
        8.  Jill Suglich (1984-87)  805
        9.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    730
    SERVICE ACES
        1.  Angie Harris (1994-  )  220
        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-  )    100
    ACES PER GAME (min. 80 aces)
        1.  Angie Harris (1994-  )  0.623
        2.  Nicole Coates (1991-94) 0.329
        3.  Alicia Turner (1989-92) 0.301
        4.  Mary Kay Waller (1985-88)   0.280
        5.  Jessica Fiebelkorn (1989-92)    0.273
        6.  Taryn Collins (1986-89) 0.269
        7.  Zanette Bennett (1985-88)   0.259
        8.  Christy Peters (1991-94)    0.254
        9.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    0.246
        10. Lindsay Treadwell (1995-  ) 0.237
    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.  Jaimie Lee (1994-  )    1,036
        6.  Janelle Karlan (1990-93)    1,025
        7.  Brett Hensel (1992-95)  962
        8.  Maureen Shea (1985-88)  959
        9.  Kathy Cunningham (1986-89)  936
        10. Angie Harris (1994-  )  912
    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-  )    263
        10. Mary Leffers (1996-  )  259
        
    BLOCK AVERAGE
        1.  Mary Kay Waller (1985-88)   1.68
        2.  Mary Leffers (1996-  )  1.40
        
    

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