The Fresno State volleyball team (6-18, 1-9) takes the road once again to continue their second half of the Mountain West Conference slate playing San Jose State (3-20, 0-10) this Thursday, Oct. 30 and UNLV (19-5, 7-2) on Saturday, Nov. 1.
The `Dogs took runner-up team honors, and Haylee Roberts and Maggie Eppright picked up all-tourney honors.
The balanced Fresno State offense features three players in kill double-figures.
Zana Bowens and Jaimee-Lee Morrow help shoulder 'Dog offense in the comeback victory.
Zana Bowens is tabbed to the All-Tournament Team after pacing the team in kills, points and hitting for the weekend.
Fresno State Volleyball vs Fresno Pacific, Save Mart Center, Fresno, Calif., 9/23/14. Photos by Keith Kountz, Copyright 2014.
Volleyball vs. UC Santa Barbara, 9/6/14, at Sacramento State Invitational (By Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014).
Volleyball at Sacramento State, 9/5/14 - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
Volleyball vs. UC Davis - Adidas Rice Invitational (8/30/14), Houston, Texas. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.
VB vs San Diego State
FRESNO STATE ACCOLADES
2015 All-Mountain West
Western Carolina All-Tournament Team (2015)
Fresno State Classic All-Tournament Team (2015)
Academic All-MW (2013, 2014)
CoSIDA Academic All-District Team (2014)
Jack Kaiser Volleyball Classic All-Tournament Team (2014)
2015 (JUNIOR): Voted a team captain as a junior, while one of only two players to compete in all 119 sets (69 MW) over a 32-game stretch … became the fourth Bulldog to be named All-Mountain West since joining the conference in 2012 and was the first member of the current roster to earn the accolade, as the last came in 2013 … reaped the squad’s highest national ranking of No. 35 in digs and No. 52 in digs per set (4.82), according to the NCAA statistics posted at the conclusion of the 2015 regular season slate … was named to the Western Carolina (Aug. 28) and Fresno State Classic (Sept. 18) All-Tournament Teams during the ‘Dogs non-conference schedule … was the first of two volleyball representatives to be named a 2015 Fresno State Athletics Student-Athlete of the Week on Aug. 31 following opening weekend at the Western Carolina Tournament … individually placed top five among Mountain West competitors, pacing the league in overall digs (573) and a runner-up finish in conference play (319) … was added to the Bulldog volleyball all-time lists at No. 4 in career digs (1,372), No. 1 in combined digs per set (3.91), No. 1 in single season digs (573) and No. 3 in digs per set (4.82) during the 2015 season … capped her junior year as a statistic leader, leading her teammates in digs (573, 319 MW) and digs per set (4.82, 4.62 MW) … one of five members to account for a 1,000 or more career figure, as she has combined for 1,372 digs over three seasons at Fresno State … accounted for the team’s top three individual game-high dig figures coming in 2015, including 26 in five sets against San Diego State (Oct. 10), 25 versus Wyoming (Nov. 18) and added 24 to the Bulldogs’ season-best 94 while facing Boise State on Oct. 29.
2014 (SOPHOMORE): Returned to the starting libero role for 31 of the 32 matches as a sophomore and was one of the team's top serve-receivers ... was the top ranked passer with 408 digs in 117 sets played (3.49 p/s) ... finished the season ranked ninth in the MW in total digs, while racking up a team-season high of 23 digs in five sets vs. Nevada ... logged 24 additional double-digit dig figures last season facing LIU Brooklyn (21, 4s), Air Force (21, 5s), Sacramento State (21, 5s), Utah State (20, 5s; 11, 3s), UC Davis (18, 5s), Rice (18, 3s), UNLV (17 4s; 10, 3s), SJSU (16, 3s; 10 4s), San Diego State (16, 4s; 11, 4s), Boise State (14, 4s), Colorado State (14, 3s), Louisiana-Lafayette (13, 4 sets), New Hampshire (13, 4s), Wyoming (11, 3s), UC Santa Barbara (11, 4s), St. John's (11, 4s), Cal State Bakersfield (10, 3s), Long Beach State (10, 3s), Loyola Marymount (10, 4s) and Nevada (10, 4s) ... connected on multiple aces this season with a total of 16 (0.14 p/s) - the team's third-best ... had four games with two aces during the 2014 season with three coming during conference play ... added a season high of eight assists (4s) versus LIU Brooklyn, posting 21 digs against the Blackbirds.
2013 (FRESHMAN): Smoothly settled into the starting libero role for 26 of the last 27 matches and was one of the team's top serve-receivers ... she ranked sixth in the MW in digs in conference play (4.00 p/s) and tops among freshmen, while her overall season average (3.40 p/s) stood eighth ... altogether, she paced the squad in digs in a span of 16 contests ... she racked up a team-season high in digs in four sets vs. both Utah State (28) and UC Irvine (27) - the seventh- and ninth-best marks overall in the conference in 2013 and the former was the second-best in non-five-set matches ... she logged 17 other double-digit dig figures vs. UNLV (20, 4 sets), New Mexico (19, 5 sets), Boise State (19, 4s; 17, 5s), UNLV (16, 3s), San Diego State (16, 4s), Utah State (16, 3s), American (16, 5s), SJSU (16, 5s), Belmont (15, 5s), Air Force (14, 4s), Wichita State (14, 4s), Xavier (14, 3s), Colorado State (13, 3s), Wyoming (13, 3s; 13, 4s) and SDSU (10, 3s) ... her 391 digs on the season was the second-best mark in FS history among freshmen, and trailed only Tricia Tuley (441, 1993) ... she connected on multiple aces in five matches, including a season high (3) in a sweep vs. CSU Bakersfield and at Nevada - the team's third-best, three-set mark of 2013 and among five match highs for the `Dogs ... led team in aces in 10 matches - the third-highest tally on the team.
Prep: Her final two seasons, she was an All-League and All-County team choice and was selected the Pac-7 and County Player of the Year as a junior ... the four-year team MVP helped the team to the 2011 league title, and was a 2011 and '12 Black and Gold Award winner ... her senior season, she logged 540 assists (8.2 per set average), and also posted 40 aces, 69 kills and 163 digs in her 66 sets of duty ... as a junior, she logged 757 assists (8.8 p/s), 16 aces, 58 kills and 248 digs in her 86 sets ... played setter her final two seasons, and defensive specialist as a sophomore ... also lettered two years in softball as an outfielder ... National Honor Society member, scholar-athlete and honor roll selection.
Personal: Interior Design intended major ... her parents Kathryn and Christopher played collegiate tennis for Fordham (1985-89) and Santa Clara (1986-90), respectively ... has a younger brother Andy and a younger sister Molly ... off the court, her interests include playing the guitar and singing.
EPPRIGHT'S CAREER HIGHS
Category: # -- Opponent (Date)
Digs -- 28 vs. Utah State (9/26/13)
Aces -- 3 3x, last vs. Cal Poly (9/1/15)
Kills -- 1 3x, last vs. Nevada (10/8/15)
Attempts -- 2 vs. Bakersfield (9/20/14)
Assists -- 8 vs. LIU Brooklyn (10/10/14)
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