2013 Volleyball Season Review
    Sixth-year head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell led to the 'Dogs to their first back-to-back winning seasons since 2003-04.

    Sixth-year head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell led to the 'Dogs to their first back-to-back winning seasons since 2003-04.

    Dec. 17, 2013


    SEASON WRAP-UP
    In 2013, the Fresno State volleyball team (17-15, 11-9) capped its 43rd season of play with its first pair of back-to-back winning seasons since 2003 and `04, and tied for fourth place in the MW Conference - two places better than its MW Preseason Coaches Poll position.

    The `Dogs featured one of its greatest senior classes, led by 2013 All-MW outside hitters Marissa Brand and Korrin Wild. Brand was also one of the team's most decorated in the classroom as the eight-time Dean's List pick received her third CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District honor.

    The talented squad was also one of its most balanced as 12 of the 13 players on the roster at season's end played at least 18 matches, and all three newcomers played key roles. Senior right side hitter and transfer Holly Franks was selected as the MW Newcomer of the Year; freshman libero Maggie Eppright sported the MW's top digs per set average among underclassmen (3.40 p/s); and freshman setter Brooke Legaux played the final 18 matches of the year as the team unveiled a 6-2 offense.

    SEASON REVIEW
    After the graduation of All-MW setter Barbara Alcantara in 2012, the `Dogs opened the 2013 slate with 1-2 marks in each of its first three preseason tourneys as it to tried to refill the position. Junior Christina Lee - a libero the past two seasons - eventually stepped into the starting setter role the third weekend of the season, and a week later helped the team win the UC Irvine Invitational with a 2-1 mark.

     

     

    After a 1-2 start in MW play, the Bulldogs caught fire with a switch to the 6-2 offense and won eight of its next nine matches (and 10 of 12 contests through its 3-1 mid-November win at Boise State). However, Fresno State fell short in its final five matches (with three on the road, and four against teams that finished fourth or better in the league).

    AND THE HONOR GOES TO
    At the conclusion of the season, senior outside hitters Marissa Brand and Korrin Wild picked up their first MW All-Conference laurels, while senior right side hitter Holly Franks became the program's first MW Newcomer of the Year recipient.

    The duo of Brand and Wild were tabbed to the 17-person MW All-Conference Team selected by conference head coaches, and made the `Dogs one of four teams in the 11-team league that sported multiple selections.

    In prior years, Wild and Brand received All-WAC Second-Team honorees in 2011 and 2010, respectively, while Franks received her first league-based laurel after playing the 2009, `10 and `11 seasons for Cal Poly.

    The pair of honors raised head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell's total of all-league honors to eight since 2009 and 56 overall for the program since its first selection in 1979.

    Other prior all-league nods in her tenure went to Brianna Clarke (1st Team-2011; 2nd Team-2009, `10) and Kelly Leonardo (2nd Team-2009).

    2013 MOUNTAIN WEST ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
    > Korrin Wild, Fresno State, Sr., OH
    > Marissa Brand Fresno State, Sr., OH
    Adrianna Culbert, CSU, So., OPP
    Samantha Peters, CSU, Sr., MB
    Kelsey Snider, CSU, Jr., MB
    Hannah Johnson, UNM, So., S
    Miquella Lovato^, UNM, Sr., L
    Chantale Riddle^, UNM, Jr., OPP
    Julia Warren, UNM, Fr., OH
    Raegan Shelton#^, SDSU, Sr., OH
    Hanah Blume, SJSU, Sr., OH
    Sekola Falemaka, UNLV, Sr., OH
    Elle Brainard, Utah State, So., OPP
    Erin Kirby#^, Wyoming, Jr., MB

    2013 MW ANNUAL TOP HONORS
    Setter of Year: Deedra Foss^, CSU, Jr.
    Libero of Year: Becky Stewart^, Wyoming, Sr.
    Player of Year: Samantha Peters, Sr., MB, CSU
    Freshman of Year: Julia Warren, Fr., OH, UNM
    > Newcomer of Year: Holly Franks, Sr.-TR, RS, FS
    Coach of the Year: Tom Hilbert, CSU

    # = 2011 honoree; ^ = 2012 honoree


    REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
    Senior outside hitters Marissa Brand and Korrin Wild confirmed their place among the team's greatest players with a host of rankings on Fresno State all-time lists.

    Brand ended the season with top-10 positions on Bulldog career lists for kills (fourth, 1,310), sets played (fifth, 441), matches played (eighth, 123) and digs (eighth, 997).

    Wild held similar honors in career categories for aces (third, 136), aces per set (third, 0.31 p/s), digs (fifth, 1,203) and kills (sixth, 1,256).

    Season-wise, junior middle blocker Maci Murdock's .350 hitting mark for the year ranked third-best in school history behind Brianna Clarke's totals from 2010 and `11 (.365 / .351). The Turlock, Calif., native also stood top 10 season-wise in sets played (ninth, 122).

    Another team leader in 2013 - libero Maggie Eppright - posted the second-best digs mark ever among Bulldog freshman (391) - 50 behind Tricia Tuley's school record (441, 1993).

    TOP OF THE MW
    In the span of five weeks in October and early November, the Bulldogs landed 58 aces in 29 sets to jump seven spots to the top of the MW rankings. A month later, the `Dogs still led the league at season's end with a 1.25 per set average (and 0.04 better than second-place Boise State and Utah State (tied, 1.21)) - and the second straight season it held top conference billing in aces.

    Fresno State's other season-end rankings in team categories follow: kills (third, 13.49 p/s), assists (third, 12.67 p/s), hitting (fourth, .226), opponent hitting (sixth, .209), digs (sixth, 14.51 p/s) and blocks (seventh, 2.07 p/s).

    Individually, two `Dogs ranked second in the league in various categories - senior right side hitter Holly Franks (aces, second, 0.31 p/s) and senior outside hitter Korrin Wild (kills, 3.77 p/s; points, 4.24 p/s). Wild also stood sixth in aces (0.29 p/s), eighth in double-doubles (11) and 20th in digs (2.57 p/s), and Franks ranked eighth in points (3.52 p/s), 13th in double-doubles (8) and 17th in kills (2.80 p/s)

    Other Bulldog individuals with MW rankings included junior middle blocker Maci Murdock (hitting, eighth, .350), senior outside hitter Marissa Brand (kills, eighth, 3.17 p/s; points, 10th, 3.50 p/s; double-doubles, 11th, 9; hitting, 20th, .261), freshman libero Maggie Eppright (3.40 p/s) and junior setter Christina Lee (double-doubles, sixth, 12; assists, eighth, 7.88 p/s; digs, 16th, 2.76).

    In MW-only play, Brand was even more impressive and ranked third in kills (3.78 p/s) and points (4.18 p/s); Murdock stood ninth in blocks (1.05 p/s); and junior middle blocker Katie Pearson stood 12th in aces (0.23 p/s).

    ON THE NCAA CHARTS
    Team-wise, Fresno State stood top 100 nationally in two season-end categories - kills (76th, 13.49 p/s) and assists (76th, 12.67 p/s) - and its other rankings follow: hitting (101st, .226), aces (128th, 1.25 p/s), blocks (158th, 2.07 p/s) and digs (192nd, 14.51).

    Individually, three `Dogs stood top 100 - senior outside hitter Korrin Wild (kills, 63rd, 3.77 p/s; points, 76th, 4.24 p/s), junior middle blocker Maci Murdock (hitting, 70th, .350) and senior right side hitter Holly Franks (aces, 163rd, 0.31 p/s).

    HEAD OF THE CLASS
    Individually, All-MW choice and senior outside hitter Marissa Brand was equally up to par academically with her third straight Capital One Academic All-District 8 honor (thanks to her 3.92 cumulative grade point average).

    The Cypress, Calif., native won her first honor in 2011 with teammate Cecilia Agraz - the latter being the first two-time honoree in the program history (2011, 1st Team; 2010, 2nd Team) and the Bulldogs' first Academic All-American (2011).

    Senior middle blocker Lauren Albertson is a former two-time conference all-academic choice (2011, `12), and Brand (2009, `10) and Korrin Wild (2010, `11), and Zana Bowens (2011) have received similar honors.

    Team-wise this past summer, the `Dogs received the American Volleyball Coaches (AVCA) Academic Team Award in 2012-13 for the fourth straight season for their combined +3.40 grade point average for the academic year. Fresno State was one of five Division 1 programs from the state of California (with Pacific, Stanford, San Francisco and St. Mary's) and 130 nationally.

    SURGING BEHIND THE 6-2
    With the introduction of her first 6-2 offense with the `Dogs the last 18 matches, head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell had to be happy with the improved offensive output.

    With a 10-8 overall mark in that span, the team averaged a .249 hitting mark (906-342E-2266A) in those contests (compared with a .199 mark in the 14 matches prior (740K-342E-1999A)). The team also averaged 13.94 kills (906 kills; 65 sets) - almost a full kill per set better that its prior season average (12.98, 740 kills; 57 sets).

    For comparison's sake, No. 10 Colorado State led the MW season-wise in both categories (.299; 14.44 p/s), and in MW-only play, the Bulldogs ranked second in hitting and third in kills (.245 / 14.03 p/s).

    VALLEY PRIDE
    With 12 of the team's 13 players from California, it was easy to spot a large cheering section of family and friends at `Dog matches this year, especially with five players hailing from the surrounding Central Valley.

    Senior middle blocker Lauren Albertson attended Clovis West High School in Fresno, then helped Fresno Pacific win an NAIA national title her freshman season in 2009.

    Four other current or recent starters were from the area and within a 90-minute drive - senior outside hitter Korrin Wild (Kingsburg, 22 miles), senior right side hitters Holly Franks (Tollhouse, 34 miles) and Megan Callahan (Atwater, 65 miles) and junior middle blocker Maci Murdock (Turlock, 88 miles).

    Seven other players were within a five-hour trip to campus (if traffic cooperates) - freshman libero Maggie Eppright (San Luis Obispo, 138 miles), junior middle blocker Katie Pearson & redshirt sophomore middle blocker Molly Pearson (San Jose, 152), junior setter Christina Lee (San Francisco, 188), sophomore outside hitter Zana Bowens (Long Beach, 242), senior outside hitter Marissa Brand (Cypress, 243) and freshman setter Brooke Legaux (Mission Viejo, 266).

    The team's 13th member - junior outside hitter Jaimee-Lee Morrow - ruined the team average, however, with her home in Mooroolbark, Australia (pron. MERL-bark, and located near Melbourne) approximately 7,968 miles away.

    DOUBLE YOUR FUN
    Bulldog fans and foes again saw double this season with the squad sporting a pair of strikingly similar faces in the front row. Identical twins and middle blockers Katie and Molly Pearson matriculated from Presentation High School in San Jose, and boosted the team in 20 and 18 matches this season.

    A redshirt sophomore and starter in six matches this year, Molly posted a team season high in blocks vs. Utah State (9), and career highs in kills (7) vs. Belmont and hitting vs. Xavier (.857). Katie, a junior, posted career highs in 12 starts the last two months vs. Air Force (.500, 5 kills, 4 aces, 9 points, 5 digs), New Mexico (5 blocks), SJSU (5 kills, .500) and Nevada (5 blocks).

    As preps, the duo helped their Presentation team to a fifth-place MaxPreps.com national finish and a spot in the NorCal Division II finals.

    RPI ON THE RISE
    Fresno State finished the season ranked 100th among the 330 Division 1 team nationally and fifth in the league. The remaining MW teams' rankings follow: Colorado State (21), New Mexico (68), Utah State (81), San Diego State (87), UNLV (131), Wyoming (137), Boise State (145), Air Force (217), San José State (239) and Nevada (273).

    This season's year-end RPI rating was just shy of its final 2012 position (90) - the team's best since 2004, and a full current listing is available here ( http://bit.ly/nPekF9 ).

    Before the arrival of sixth-year head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell, the `Dogs stood in the lower half of the 332 Division 1 programs for four years. The program's resurgence has featured a three-year streak in the nation's upper half - 2012 (90), 2011 (138) and 2010 (150) - and a complete listing of rankings the last 11 years follows: 2012: 90; 2011: 138; 2010: 150; 2009: 217; 2008: 275; 2007: 261; 2006: 223; 2005: 180; 2004: 93; 2003: 45; 2002: 46

    SKED CRED
    The `Dogs faced a challenging regular season slate in 2013 with nine of their 29 regular season matches vs. NCAA Tournament qualifiers from the 64-team 2012 NCAA tournament field. That list included last year's national runner-up Oregon, two more NCAA Regional advancers (BYU, Wichita State) and four more Round of 64 qualifiers (Belmont, Colorado State, San Diego State, Santa Clara).

    In the 2013 postseason, two of the Bulldogs' 22 foes advanced to the Sweet Sixteen (American, BYU), two more played in the round of 32 (Cal State Northridge, Oregon), and two others competed in the first round (Colorado State, Wichita State).

    In mid-August's AVCA preseason poll, three Fresno State foes stood top 25 - No. 8 Oregon, No. 13 BYU and No. 24 Wichita State - while CSU and SDSU received votes. Afterward, Colorado State joined the top 10, and Cal State Northridge ranked top 25 several weeks. Among various conference coach polls, five Bulldog opponents were tabbed their preseason favorites - Colorado State (Mountain West), Belmont (Ohio Valley), BYU (West Coast), Rice (Conference USA) and Wichita State (Missouri Valley).

    ALL-TOURNAMENT PROPS
    Senior right side hitter Holly Franks wasted little time in making her presence known this year after transferring from Cal Poly. The product from nearby Tollhouse, Calif., was named to the Fresno State Invitational and Portland Nike Invitational all-tournament teams the opening two weeks, then was honored as the UC Irvine Tournament MVP to cap the opening month.

    The first-year Bulldog was one of four players with all-tournament accolades this fall with senior outside hitters Marissa Brand (UC Irvine Tournament) and Korrin Wild (Fresno State Classic, Portland Nike) and junior middle blocker Maci Murdock (Fresno State Classic). In prior years, Murdock won a pair of honors in 2012 at Colorado and UTEP; Lee was a San Diego All-Tournament selection in `12; and Wild received similar honors at UTEP in `12 and in the Fresno State Classic in `11.

    SENIOR SEND-OFF
    Before the Bulldogs' final home match of the season, the team held a special ceremony to honor a special group that has helped the `Dogs to 61 wins the past four years.

    Middle blocker Lauren Albertson (Fresno, Calif. - Journalism graduate school) made 55 starts among her 82 matches over the course of three seasons. On defense, the team co-captain racked up five blocks or more in 15 matches, including a career-high eight vs. Nevada. Offensively, she had twenty .300 hitting totals, including a career-high .684 mark vs. San Jose State. In the classroom, she was equally accomplished as a four-time Dean's List selection and Academic All-MW honoree.

    Right side hitter Megan Callahan (Atwater, Calif. - Liberal Studies) played 63 career matches for the `Dogs, and had a break-out 2012 in which she ranked second on the squad in hitting percentage, and third in kills and blocks. Career-wise, she posted 15 matches with 10 or more kills, including a career high 17 kills vs. New Mexico.

    Right side hitter Holly Franks (Tollhouse, Calif. - Philosophy) made an immediate impact in her first season for the `Dogs, and led the team in aces 10 times, and likewise in points in seven matches and kills six times. A three-time all-tourney selection, she added eight double-doubles; sported season highs of 20 kills and 20 digs; and set a school record in aces (7) in four sets vs. Wichita State.

    Outside hitter Marissa Brand (Cypress, Calif. - Psychology and Criminology double major) overcame a junior season knee injury to re-establish herself as one of the greatest outside hitter in school history. Fans remembered her breakthrough sophomore campaign as an All-WAC pick, and her legacy also included 37 double-doubles, and 10 +20-kill matches. The three-time Academic All-District selection entered the fall as an eight-time Dean's List honoree.

    Outside hitter Korrin Wild (Kingsburg, Calif. - Recreation Administration) has led the team in kills and points the past two seasons and also been one of its top passers in serve receive. The four-year starter and 2013 All-MW selection ended her career with career highs of 31 kills and 29 digs among her 10 matches with +20 kills and 39 career double-doubles.

    NEW TO THE FOLD
    In November, the `Dogs announced the first three members of its 2014 signee class - a trio of prep seniors that included outside hitters Taylor Brubaker (San Clemente, Calif.) and outside hitter Carly Scarbrough (Sarasota, Fla.) and middle blocker Lauren Torres (Visalia, Calif.).

    Brubaker, a 6-0 outside hitter, helped lead her San Clemente High School team to a league title and runner-up finish in 2011 and 2013, respectively, and CIF third- and second-round placings. A captain her senior year, the three-time letterwinner was the team's most dominant outside hitter winner in 2012, and a Regional High Performance Team selection in 2010. She also played for the T-street Volleyball Club for seven seasons, and the Saddleback VBC last fall through spring. She helped those squads make junior national appearances in 2012 and `13 (and claim a silver medal in the latter event).

    Scarbrough, a 6-1 outside hitter, is a key member of Riverside High School squads that have claimed a Patriot League title and runner-up finish. The four-year letterwinner was a team captain, MVP and all-area team choice in 2012. She also was a Florida Indoor High Performance selection in 2011 and `12 and Team USA Indoor High Performance selection in 2012. As a senior, she has averaged 14 kills and 10 digs per match and hit .278, and last summer played for the 17-Under Tampa United Club volleyball team.

    Torres, a 6-0 middle blocker, has helped lead her El Diamante High School team to three West Yosemite League titles, a D-II championship and runner-up finish, and 102-22 record. The team captain has also picked up Best Defensive Player, Coaches Award and Most Improved honors during her career, and became the first Miner to receive a Division 1 volleyball scholarship. She has also competed in track and field and owned the following personal bests in the high jump (5-6), triple jump (31-1) and long jump (15-1).

    FIGHTING SPIRIT TRACKER
    Head Coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell introduced the Fighting Spirit Award to Fresno State in 2008 and continued the tradition she inherited at Hofstra from Hall of Fame coach Fran Kalafer. Netherby-Sewell presents the award to an individual or the team on a weekly basis for the best display of a fighting spirit through adversity and challenges.

    At the end of the season, the individual or team who earns the most awards during the season receives the year-end Fighting Spirit Award.

    In 2013, the squad shared the honor seven times, and other individuals selected included Marissa Brand (4), Holly Franks (4), Korrin Wild (4), Maci Murdock (2), Christina Lee (1), Molly Pearson (1), Katie Pearson (1), Zana Bowens (1), Lauren Albertson (1) and Megan Callahan (1)

    Past year-end recipients have included Allanah Munson and Baylee Platt (2008), the entire team (2009, 13), Kelly Mason (2010) and Korrin Wild (2012), and this year's weekly honorees follow:

    • 2013 Weekly Winners: 9/2 - Team; 9/9 - Holly Franks, Marissa Brand; 9/16 - Maci Murdock, Korrin Wild, Christina Lee, Molly Pearson; 9/23 - Team; 9/30 - Team, Marissa Brand; 10/7 - Katie Pearson, Korrin Wild; 10/14 - Team; 10/21 - Team; 10/28 - Team; 11/5 - Team; 11/12 - Zana Bowens, Holly Franks, Korrin Wild; 11/19 - Marissa Brand, Maci Murdock; 11/26 - Lauren Albertson, Holy Franks; 11/30 - Seniors (Lauren Albertson, Marissa Brand, Megan Callahan, Holly Franks, Korrin Wild).

    FRESNO STATE TEAM SEASON PREVIEW
    Coming off an 18-13 overall record in 2012, Fresno State ranked #90 among the 330 teams nationally in last year's NCAA RPI ratings - respective program bests since 2004 and `03. The `Dogs are in their second season in the Mountain West and placed fourth in `12 (9-7).

    Sixth-year head coach Lauren Netherby-Sewell welcomed back a veteran Bulldog squad that features six of seven starters from 2012 and 10 letterwinners. Two senior outside hitters - Marissa Brand and Korrin Wild - were former All-WAC choices, and junior middle blocker Maci Murdock was a WAC All-Freshman Team choice in 2011.

    All three of the squad's three newcomers boasted impressive resumes before playing key roles in 2013. Senior right side hitter Holly Franks (Cal Poly) (Tollhouse, Calif.) led the Mustangs in kills and points last season (2.94 k/s; 3.22 p/s). Freshman libero Maggie Eppright (San Luis Obispo, Calif.) was a Pac-7 and County Player of the Year and two-time all-league and all-county choice. Freshman setter Brooke Legaux (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was an All-CIF South Section First Team choice and league MVP.

    CAMPUS WELCOMES NEW UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
    The California State University Board of Trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro, former vice chancellor of student academic affairs of the University of California, San Francisco, as the eighth president of Fresno State, beginning Aug. 1, 2013.

    Castro joined Fresno State after holding several leadership positions at UC campuses, most recently serving as vice chancellor for student academic affairs at UC San Francisco since 2010. Prior to that, he served as vice provost (2008-10), associate vice chancellor for student academic affairs (2006-08) and interim graduate dean at UCSF from October 2011 to March 2012.

    Overall during his 23-year career, Castro served in leadership positions within the UC system at the Berkeley, Davis, Merced and Santa Barbara campuses and at the Office of the President. Castro earned a bachelor's degree in political science and master's degree in public policy from the University of California, Berkeley and a doctorate in higher education policy and leadership from Stanford University.

    A native of Hanford, Calif., in the San Joaquin Valley, Castro is the first member of his family to attend college. He and his wife Mary, who is also a Valley native, have three children including a daughter who is a student at Humboldt State University.


    FRESNO STATE CAREER TOP-10 LISTS
    Hitting - Maci Murdock, 1st, .329 (2nd is .317)
    Block Assists - 8th, 264 (7th is 268; 6th is 272)
    Aces Per Set - Korrin Wild, 3rd, 0.31 (2nd is 0.33; 1st is 0.44)
    Aces - Korrin Wild, 3rd, 136 (2nd is 159, 1st is 209)
    Kills - Marissa Brand, 4th, 1,310 (3rd is 1,353; 2nd is 1,495)
    Digs - Korrin Wild, 5th, 1,203 (4th is 1,327; 3rd is 1,450)
    Kills - Korrin Wild, 6th, 1,256 (6th is 1,253; 5th is 1,282)
    Digs - Marissa Brand, 8th, 997 (7th is 1,033; 6th is 1,060)

    SEASON TOP-10
    Hitting - Maci Murdock, 3rd, .350, 2013; 7th, .332, 2012
    Aces Per Set - Korrin Wild, 6th, 0.44, 2012
    Aces - Korrin Wild, 7th, 53, 2012.
    Block Assists -- Maci Murdock, 10th, 102, 2012

    MATCH BEST TOP-10
    Aces - Holly Franks, 1st, 7, vs. Wichita St., 9/8/13


    AROUND THE MOUNTAIN WEST

    FINAL 2013 MW STANDINGS
    Team MW % Season %
    1. #12 Colorado State 19-1 .950 28-2 .933
    2. New Mexico 14-6 .700 24-7 .714
    3. Utah State 13-7 .650 20-11 .645
    4. Fresno State 11-9 550 17-15 .531
    4. Wyoming 11-9 .550 21-13 .618
    4. San Diego State 11-9 .550 16-14 .533
    4. UNLV 11-9 .550 16-14 .533
    8. Boise State 8-12 .400 14-16 .467
    9. San Jose State 5-15 .250 8-23 .258
    9. Air Force 5-15 .250 8-24 .250
    11. Nevada 2-18 .100 4-28 .125


    2013 PRESEASON COACHES POLL
    1. SDSU (9), 92
    2. CSU (2), 90
    3. UNLV, 70
    4. Utah State, 68
    5. New Mexico, 66
    6. Fresno State, 65
    7. Boise State, 51
    8. Wyoming, 37
    9. SJSU, 27
    10. Air Force, 17
    11. Nevada, 15

    2013 PRESEASON ALL-MW TEAM
    Deedra Foss, Jr., S, CSU
    Korrin Wild, Sr., OH, FS
    Chantale Riddle, Jr., OPP, UNM
    Raegan Shelton,Sr., OH, SDSU
    Madeline Westman, Sr., MB, UNLV
    Setter: Johnna Fouch, Sr., S, SDSU
    Libero: Miquella Lovato, Sr., L, UNM
    Preseason POY: Johnna Fouch, S, SDSU

    BULLDOG MW STAT RANKINGS (Final)
    Holly Franks - Aces, 2nd, 7, vs. Wichita State, 4s
    Marissa Brand - Kills, 5th, 22, vs. San Jose State, 5s
    Korrin Wild - Kills, 5th, 22, vs. Wyoming, 4s
    Holly Franks - Aces, 4th, 5, vs. SJSU, 3s
    Maggie Eppright - Digs, 7th, 28, vs. Utah State, 4s
    Maci Murdock - Hitting, 9th, .632 (12-0-19), vs. UNM, 5s
    Maggie Eppright - Digs, 9th, 27, at UC Irvine, 4s
    Christina Lee - Digs, 9th, 27, vs. Santa Clara, 5s
    Korrin Wild - Kills, 10th, 21, vs. Santa Clara, 5s
    Marissa Brand - Kills, 10th, 21, vs. American, 5s
    Zana Bowens - Kills, 10th, 21, vs. Rice, 5s
    Holly Franks - Points, 11th, 24, vs. Utah State, 4s
    Zana Bowens - Points, 11th, 24, vs. Rice, 5s
    Korrin Wild - Points, 13th, 23.5, vs. UNM 5s
    Korrin Wild - Aces, 14th, 4, vs. Nevada, 3s
    Katie Pearson - Aces, 14th, 4, vs. USAFA, 4s
    Molly Pearson - Blocks, 16th, 9 (1-8) vs. Utah St., 4s
    Korrin Wild - Points, 16th, 23 vs. Wyoming, 4s
    Marissa Brand - Points, 16th, 23 at SJSU, 5s


    2013 AVCA COACHES POLL (12/2)
    Rk. Team (1st Place Votes) Record Last Week
    1 Texas (44) 1481 23-2 1
    2 Penn State (15) 1454 28-2 2
    3 Stanford 1333 24-5 3
    4 Missouri (1) 1314 34-0 4
    5 Washington 1300 26-2 5
    6 Florida 1171 27-3 6
    7 USC 1145 26-5 7
    8 San Diego 1081 24-3 8
    9 Nebraska 999 23-6 10
    10 Minnesota 975 27-6 11
    11 Hawai'i 902 24-4 12
    >12 Colorado State 793 28-1 9
    13 Wisconsin 736 23-9 13
    14 Duke 722 27-4 15
    15 North Carolina 613 27-4 14
    16 Florida State 596 24-7 16
    17 Kentucky 527 21-8 17
    18 Illinois 463 16-14 18
    19 Purdue 447 20-11 20
    20 Michigan State 349 21-11 19
    >21 BYU 283 22-6 22
    22 Marquette 227 25-5 24
    23 Kansas 197 24-7 21
    24 Michigan 158 18-13 23
    >25 Oregon 118 19-11 NR

    Others Receiving Votes: >CS Northridge 23; Oklahoma 18; Iowa State 14; Cal 12; Ohio 12; Creighton 9; St. Mary's (CA) 7; Arizona 6; UCSB 6; W. Kentucky 4. Dropped Out: Iowa State 25.

    >indicates Buldog opponents in 2013.


    CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLES

    Korrin Wild (39 / 11-2013) - Senior, OH
    > 8/31/13 vs. CS Northridge (14 kills, 11 digs)
    > 9/6/13 at Portland, 3s (10 kills, 13 digs)
    > 9/13/13 vs. Belmont, 5s (19 killls, 21 digs)
    > 9/26/13 vs. Utah State, 4s (16 kills, 14 digs)
    > 9/28/13 vs. Boise State, 5s (20 kills, 15 digs)
    > 10/17/13 vs. New Mexico, 5s (20 kills, 14 digs)
    > 10/19/13 vs. USAFA, 4s (16 kills, 14 digs)
    > 11/1/13 at SJSU, 5s (15 kills, 19 digs)
    > 11/7/13 vs. UNLV, 4s (16 kills, 10 digs)
    > 11/9/13 vs. SDSU, 3s (16 kills, 10 digs)
    > 11/21/13 vs. Wyoming, 4s (22 kills, 12 digs)
    • 8/31/12 vs. NAU, 4s (12 kills, 22 digs)
    • 9/1/12 at Colorado, 3s (12 kills, 11 digs)
    • 9/7/12 Sac. State, 5s (26 kills, 18 digs)
    • 9/8/12 Utah Valley, 5s (13 kills, 15 digs)
    • 9/15/12 vs. UCSB, 5s (15 kills, 17 digs)
    • 9/15/12 vs. Yale, 3s (10 kills, 12 digs)
    • 9/27/12 New Mexico, 4s (13 kills, 19 digs)
    • 10/11/12 Colorado St., 5s (23 kills, 23 digs)
    • 10/13/12 Wyoming, 5s (31 kills, 11 digs)
    • 10/18/12 CSUB, 3s (16 kills, 14 digs)
    • 1019/12 UNLV, 4s (13 kills, 10 digs)
    • 10/27/12 at UNM, 5s (10 kills, 16 digs)
    • 11/3/12 SDSU, 4s (14 kills, 13 digs)
    • 11/23/12 Boise State, 5s (17 kills, 14 digs)
    • 9/22/11 vs. CSUB, 4s (13 kills, 12 digs)
    • 9/29/11 at SJSU, 5s (16 kills, 13 digs)
    • 10/15/11 at Idaho, 5s (19 kills, 11 digs)
    • 10/22/11 vs. Nevada, 4s (14 kills, 10 digs)
    • 10/29/11 vs. SJSU, 4s (15 kills, 12 digs)
    • 11/10/11 vs. Idaho, 4s (19 kills, 15 digs)
    • 11/12/11 vs. Utah St. , 5s(27 kills,10 digs)
    • 11/22/11 vs. Hawai'i, 5s (18 kills, 12 digs)
    • 8/28/10 Santa Clara, 4s (10 kills, 10 digs)
    • 8/28/10 Oregon, 4s (11 kills, 10 digs)
    • 9/4/10 at Utah Valley, 4s (14 kills, 16 digs)
    • 9/25/10 Boise State, 5s (15 kills, 13 digs)
    • 10/23/10 at SJSU, 4s (17 kills, 10 digs)
    • 10/28/10 Nevada, 4s (12 kills, 12 digs)

    Marissa Brand (37 / 9-2013) - R-Senior, OH
    > 9/20/13 vs. American, 5s (21 kills, 11 digs)
    > 9/20/13 at UC Irvine, 4s (15 kills, 15 digs)
    > 9/26/13 vs. Utah State, 4s (12 kills, 19 digs)
    > 9/28/13 vs. Boise State, 5s (17 kills, 15 digs)
    > 10/11/13 vs. SJSU, 3s (13 kills 12 digs)
    > 10/19/13 vs. USAFA, 4s (20 kills, 14 digs)
    > 10/31/13 at Nevada, 3s (10 kills, 10 digs)
    > 11/26/13 at New Mexico, 5s (14 kills, 15 digs)
    > 11/27/13 at Air Force, 3s (14 kills, 10 digs)
    • 8/31/12 vs. Cornell, 3s (13 kills, 13 digs)
    • 8/31/12 vs. NAU, 4s (17 kills, 10 digs)
    • 9/7/12 Sac. St. 5s (14 digs, 22 digs)
    • 9/8/12 UC Davis, 3s (13 kills, 11 digs)
    • 9/8/12 Utah Valley, 5s (11 kills, 15 digs)
    • 9/15/12 vs. UCSB, 5s (20 kills, 13 digs)
    • 9/20/12 at Boise St., 5s (25 kills, 17 digs)
    • 9/22/12 at Air Force, 4s (19 kills, 12 digs)
    • 10/4/12 at SDSU, 5s (15 kills, 12 digs)
    • 10/11/12 Colo. St., 5s (16 kills, 10 digs)
    • 10/13/12 Wyoming, 5s (25 kills, 16 digs)
    • 10/27/12 at UNM, 5s (12 kills, 15 digs)
    • 8/26/11 vs. Cal Poly, 5s (18 kills, 11 di
    gs) • 8/27/11 vs. LIU, 3s (12 kills, 13 digs)
    • 8/27/11 vs. USD, 3s (10 kills, 12 digs)
    • 9/2/11 vs. Sac. St., 4s (15 kills, 13 digs
    ) • 9/2/10 vs. Air Force, 4s (15 kills, 13 digs)
    • 9/4/10 vs. Utah Valley, 4s (13 kills, 11 digs)
    • 9/10/10 vs. Seton Hall, 4s (19 kills, 12 digs)
    • 9/23/10 vs. Idaho, 3s (11 kills, 15 digs)
    • 10/2/10 at Nevada, 4s (23 kills, 16 digs)
    • 10/9/10 NMSU, 4s (11 kills, 14 digs)
    • 10/20/10 at CSUB, 5s (22 kills, 12 digs)
    • 10/23/10 at SJSU, 4s (14 kills, 17 digs)
    • 10/25/10 at Boise St., 5s (23 kills, 15 digs)
    • 10/28/10 Nevada, 4s (15 kills, 11 digs)
    • 10/30/10 Utah St., 5s (15 kills, 10 digs)
    • 11/15/10 Idaho, 4s (16 kills, 15 digs)

    Christina Lee (14 / 12-2013) - Junior, S
    > 9/13/13 vs. Belmont, 5s (57 assists, 13 digs)
    > 9/14/13 vs. CSUB, 3s (27 assists, 14 digs)
    > 9/14/13 vs. #20 Oregon, 3s (30 assists, 10 digs)
    > 9/21/13 at UC Irvine, 4s (51 assists, 17 digs)
    > 9/26/13 vs. Utah State, 4s (50 assists, 13 digs)
    > 9/28/13 vs. Boise St., 5s (57 assists, 19 digs)
    > 10/3/13 at San Diego St., 4s (35 assists, 10 digs)
    > 10/19/13 vs. USAFA, 4s (40 assists, 18 digs)
    > 11/1/13 at SJSU, 5s (35 assists, 10 digs)
    > 11/7/13 vs. UNLV (35 assists, 16 digs)
    > 11/9/13 vs. SDSU (41 assists, 14 digs)
    > 11/25/13 vs. Wyoming (37 assists, 12 digs)
    • 8/26/11 vs. Cal Poly, 5s (26 assists,12 digs)
    • 9/16/11 at UNLV, 5s (29 assists, 3 digs)

    Holly Franks (10-2013) - Senior, RS
    > 8/31/13 CSN, 5s (14 kills, 10 digs)
    > 9/7/13 vs. Wichita St., 4s(12 kills, 11 digs)
    > 9/13/13 vs. Belmont, 5s (14 kills, 13 digs)
    > 9/14/13 vs. CSUB, 3s (10 kills, 10 digs)
    > 9/21/13 at UC Irvine, 4s (18 kills, 20 digs)
    > 9/28/13 vs. Boise State, 5s (18 kills, 14 digs)
    > 10/17/13 vs. New Mexico (11 kills, 10 digs)
    > 11/21/13 vs. Wyoming, 4s (13 kills, 11 digs)
    > 11/26/13 at New Mexico, 5s (14 kills, 15 digs)
    > 11/2713 at Air Force, 3s (14 kills, 10 digs)

    Zana Bowens (2-2013) - Sophomore, OH
    > 8/31/13 vs. Santa Clara, 5s (20 kills, 12 digs)
    > 9/21/13 at UC Irvine, 4s (17 kills, 15 digs)


    OTHER NOTABLE PLAYER CAREER STATS

    +20 KILLS

    Korrin Wild
    31 - 5s, vs. Wyoming, 10/13/12
    27 - 5s, vs. Utah State, 11/12/11
    26 - 5s, vs. Sacramento State, 9/7/12
    24 - 4s, at CSUB, 10/25/12
    23 - 4s, at Colorado Sate, 10/11/12
    * 22 - 4s, vs. Wyoming, 11/21/13
    * 21 - 5s, vs. Santa Clara, 8/31/13*
    * 20 - 5s, vs. Boise State, 9/28/13*
    * 20 - 5s, vs. New Mexico, 10/17/13*
    20 - 4s at Colorado State, 11/10/12

    Zana Bowens
    * 21 - 5s, vs. Rice, 8/30/13*
    * 20 - 5s, vs. Santa Clara, 8/31/13*

    Marissa Brand
    25 - 5s, at Boise State, 9/20/12
    25 - 5s, vs. Wyoming, 10/13/12
    23 - 5s, at Boise State, 10/25/10
    23 - 4s, at Nevada, 10/2/10
    22 - 5s, at CSUB, 10/20/10
    * 22 - 5s, at San Jose State, 11/1/13*
    * 21 - 5s, vs. American, 9/20/13*
    21 - 5s, at UTEP, 8/24/12
    *20 - 4s, vs Air Force, 10/19/13*
    20 - 4s, at Colorado State, UCSB, 9/15/12

    Holly Franks
    * 20 - 4s, vs. Utah State, 9/26/13*

    +4 ACES

    Holly Franks * 7 - 4s, vs. Wichita State, 9/7/13* (School Record)
    * 5 - 3s, vs. SJSU, 10/11/13*

    Korrin Wild 5 - 5s, at UTEP, 8/24/12
    * 4 - 3s, vs. Nevada, 10/12/13*
    4 - 5s, vs. Wyoming, 10/13/12
    4 - 5s, at SDSU, 10/4/12
    4 - 3s, vs. Nevada, 11/1/12
    4 - 5s, at SJSU, 9/29/11
    4 - 3s, vs. NMSU, 10/8/11

    Katie Pearson * 4 - 4s, vs. USAFA, 10/19/13*

    +50 ASSISTS

    Christina Lee
    *57 - 5s, vs. Boise State, 9/28/13
    *57 - 5s, vs. Belmont, 9/13/13
    *51 - 4s, vs. UC Irvine, 9/21/13
    *50 - 4s, vs. Utah State, 9/26/13

    +8 BLOCKS

    Molly Pearson
    * 9 - 4s, vs.Utah State, 9/26/13*

    Maci Murdock
    10 - 5s, at UTEP, 8/24/12
    * 8 - 5s, v. Boise State, 9/28/13*

    Holly Franks
    * 8 - 4s, vs. Utah State, 9/26/13*

    +25 DIGS

    Maggie Eppright
    * 28 - 4s, vs. Utah St., 9/26/13*
    * 27 - 4s, at UC Irvine, 9/21/13*

    Christina Lee
    34 - 5s, vs. Sac. St., 9/7/12
    34 - 5s, vs. Wyoming, 10/13/12
    28 - 5s, vs. UCSB, 9/15/12
    * 27 - 5s, vs. Santa Clara, 8/31/13*
    27 - 4s, Utah State, 10/13/11

    Korrin Wild
    29 - 5s, Cal Poly, 8/26/11

    +25 POINTS

    Korrin Wild
    35 - 5s vs. Wyo., 10/13/12 (31K-4SA)
    29.5 - 5s, vs. Utah State, 11/12/11 (27K-2.5B)
    28.5, 5s, vs. Sac. State, 9/7/12 (26-K-2A-0.5B)
    28.0 - 5s, at Nevada, 9/24/11 (23K-2SA-3B)
    27, 4s, at CSUB, 10/25/12 (24K-2SA-1B)
    25.5 - 5s, vs. Colo.St., 10/11/12 (23K-1SA-1.5B)

    Marissa Brand 26 - 5s, at BSU, 10/25/10 (23K-1SA-2B)
    25.5, 5s, vs. Wyoming, 10/13/12 (25K-0.5B)
    25 - 5s, at Boise State, 9/20/12 (25K)
    25 - 4s, at Nevada, 10/2/10 (23K-2B)


    2013 INDIVIDUAL SEASON HIGHS

    ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA) minimum 10 kills
    .692 (10-1-13) Murdock, Maci at Nevada (10/31/13)
    .667 (10-0-15) MURDOCK, M. vs #25 Rice (8/30)
    .632 (12-0-19), MURDOCK vs. New Mexico (10/17)
    .600 (10-1-15) MURDOCK vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    .571 (14- 2-21) Murdock, Maci at Boise State (11/14/13)
    .478 (12-1-23) Brand, Marissa vs Nevada (10/12/13)
    .474 (10-1-19) Murdock, Maci vs SDSU (11/9/13)
    .471 (17-1-34) Brand, Marissa vs Boise St. (9/28)
    .462 (14-2-26) BRAND, M. at Air Force (11/27/13)
    .455 (12-2-22) Franks, Holly at Wyo. (10/26/13)
    .444 (14-2-27) Brand, Marissa at UNLV (10/5)
    .438 (16-2-32) Wild, Korrin vs SDSU (11/9/13)
    .429 (11-2-21) MURDOCK, M. vs Boise St. (9/28)
    .400 (14-2-30) FRANKS vs CS Northridge (8/31)
    .400 (13-1-30) FRANKS, H. vs. Colorado St. (11/23)

    KILLS (K-E-TA)
    22 (22- 8-55) 5s Brand, Marissa at SJSU (11/13)
    22 (22- 9-52) WILD, K. vs Wyoming (11/21/13)
    21 (21- 6-52) 5s BRAND, M. vs American (9/20)
    21 (21- 7-50) 5s Bowens, Zana vs #25 Rice (8/30)
    21 (21- 6-54) 5s Wild, Korrin vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    20 (20- 8-46) 5s WILD, K. at New Mexico (11/26/13)
    20 (20-8-44), 5s, Wild, Korrin vs UNM (10/17/13)
    20 (20-2-51), 4s, vs. USAFA (10/19/13)
    20 (20-10-52) 4s Franks, Holly vs Utah St. (9/26)
    20 (20-11-48) 5s Wild, Korrin vs Boise St. (9/28)
    20 (20- 5-44) 5s BOWENS, Z. vs Santa Clara (8/31)

    POINTS (K-SA-B)
    24.0 (20- 0- 4.0) 4s Franks, Holly vs USU (9/26)
    24.0 (21- 2- 1.0) 5s BOWENS, Z. vs #25 Rice (8/30)
    23.5 (20K-1SA-2.5B), 5S, vs. UNM (10/17/13)
    23.0 (22- 0- 1.0) 4s WILD, K. vs Wyo. (11/21/13)
    23.0 (22- 0- 1.0) 5s BRAND, M. at SJSU (11/1/13)
    22.5 (21- 1- 0.5) 5s WILD, K. vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    22.5 (20- 2- 0.5) 5s Wild, Korrin at UNM (11/26/13)
    22.0 (18- 3- 1.0) 5s Franks, Holly vs Boise St. (9/28)
    21.5 (18- 1- 2.5) 4s FRANKS, H. at UC Irvine (9/21)
    21.5 (18- 2- 1.5) 5s Wild, Korrin vs Rice (8/30)
    21.0 (21- 0- 0.0) 5s BRAND, M. vs American (9/20)
    21.0 (17- 3- 1.0) 4s FRANKS, H vs. UNLV (11/7)
    21.0 (18- 2- 1.0) 4s BRAND, M at BSU (11/14)
    20.5 (19- 0- 1.5) 5s Wild, Korrin vs Belmont (9/13)
    20.5 (17K- 3-0.5) 4s BOWENS, Z. at UC Irvine (9/21)
    20.0 (20-0-0) 5s vs. Air Force (10/19/13)
    20.0 (14- 3- 3.0) 5s FRANKS, H. vs CSN (8/31)
    20.0 (20- 0- 0.0) 5s BOWENS vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    20.0 (20- 0- 0.0) 5s Wild, Korrin vs. BSU (9/28/13)
    20.0 (12- 7- 1.0) 4s FRANKS, H vs. Wich St. (9/7/13)
    20.0 (17- 1- 2.0) 5s BRAND, M. vs. Boise St. (9/28/13)
    20.0 (19- 0- 1.0) 5s BRAND, M. vs. UNM (10/17/13)
    20.0 (20- 0- 0.0) 5s BRAND, M. vs. USAF (10/19/13)

    ASSISTS
    62 (5s) Ehmen, Cori vs #25 Rice (8/30)
    60 (5s) Ehmen, Cori vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    57 (5s) Lee, Christina vs Boise State (9/28)
    57 (5s) Lee, Christina vs Belmont (9/13)
    51 (4s) Lee, Christina at UC Irvine (9/21)

    DIGS
    28 (4s) Eppright, Maggie vs Utah State (9/26)
    27 (4s) EPPRIGHT, M. at UC Irvine (9/21)
    20 (4s) Franks, Holly at UC Irvine (9/21)
    27 (5s) Lee, Christina vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    24 (5s) Lee, Christina vs #25 Rice (8/30)

    ACES
    7 Franks, Holly vs Wichita State (9/7)
    5 Franks, Holly vs San Jose State (10/11/13)
    4 Pearson, Katie vs Air Force (10/19/13)
    4 Wild, Korrin vs Nevada (10/12/13)

    BLOCKS (BS-BA)
    9 ( 1- 8) Pearson, Molly vs Utah State (9/26)
    8 ( 0- 8) MURDOCK, M. vs Wyoming (11/21/13)
    8 ( 2- 6) Murdock, Maci vs Boise State (9/28)
    8 ( 0- 8) Franks, Holly vs Utah State (9/26)


    2013 TEAM SEASON HIGHS

    ATTACK PERCENT (K-E-TA)
    .381 (65- 17- 126) at Boise State (11/14/13)
    .376 (44- 9- 93) vs Nevada (10/12/13)
    .358 (52- 9-120) vs SDSU (11/9/13)
    .356 (43-11- 90) at UNLV (10/5/13)
    .325 (62-13-151) vs. USAFA (10/19/13)
    .317 (44-11-104) vs San Jose State (10/11/13)
    .302 (40-14- 86) at Nevada (10/31/13)
    .301 (70-21-163) vs Boise State (9/28)
    .300 (49-16-110) at Wyoming (10/26/13)
    .300 (40-10-100) vs Xavier (9/20)
    .300 (39- 9-100) vs CSU Bakersfield (9/14)

    KILLS (K-E-TA)
    72 (72-27-169) 5s vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    71 (71-31-171) 5s vs #25 Rice (8/30)

    ASSISTS
    69 (5s) vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    68 (5s) vs #25 Rice (8/30)

    DIGS
    96 (4s) at UC Irvine (9/21)
    85 (4s) vs Utah State (9/26)

    ACES
    11 at Nevada (10/31/13)
    10 vs Wichita State (9/7)
    9 vs Air Force (Oct 19, 2013)
    9 vs Nevada (10/12/13)
    8 vs San Jose State (10/11/13)

    BLOCKS
    18.0 vs Utah State (9/26)
    15.0 vs Santa Clara (8/31)
    14.0 vs. New Mexico (10/17/13)
    13.0 at New Mexico (11/26/13)

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