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Saturday's Senior Night Highlights Final Home Stand of Regular Season


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Match 21
Friday, Oct. 27 • 7:00 p.m.
vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (11-9, 5-7 CCAA)
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
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Match 22
Saturday, Oct. 28 • 7:00 p.m.
vs. Cal State East Bay (13-8, 6-6 CCAA)
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
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General admission tickets for all regular season home matches are available for purchase at the RIMAC Arena Box Office one hour prior to the start of the contest.
• UCSD Student w/ID: FREE
• Adult (18-64): $8
• Senior (65+): $5
• Youth (7-17): $5
• Under 7: Free
• Visiting Student w/ID: $5 

Prior to the start of Saturday's match, we'll be honoring the three senior members of this year's team as Amanda Colla, Rachel Linden, and Rebecca Seaberry will be making their final career regular season appearance at RIMAC Arena. Colla and Seaberry are four-year Tritons, while Linden transferred to UC San Diego prior to the 2016 season.

A fan favorite in October, the annual Triton Athletes' Council Halloween Costume Contest takes place Saturday night. Last year's winner was the women's water polo team with its hilarious human bowling getup. What will UCSD's teams come up with this year? Be there to find out!

If you can't make it out to RIMAC Arena, watch this week's matches live on The broadcasts are in high definition and can be viewed from smartphones and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. San Diego media personality Miles Himmel will be calling all of the action courtside. The single-match fee is $5.99, though the broadcast is available free of charge to anyone with a UC San Diego campus IP address. Fans can access all live coverage from the Schedule/Results page, or by clicking on the links above.

• Overall: 15-5
• CCAA: 9-3
• Home: 6-1
• Road: 4-3
• Neutral: 5-1
• Against Ranked Teams: 1-1
• Current Streak: Won 1

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 11-9
• CCAA: 5-7
• Home: 5-5
• Road: 3-3
• Neutral: 3-1
• Current Streak: Lost 3

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 13-8
• CCAA: 6-6
• Home: 8-2
• Road: 3-5
• Neutral: 2-1
• Current Streak: Lost 2

UC San Diego owns a commanding 23-2 lead in the all-time series against Cal State Monterey Bay. The Tritons have won 10-straight meetings, with the Otters' last victory coming in 2011.

UC San Diego is 17-4 all-time against Cal State East Bay. The Tritons won the lone meeting last season with a sweep in Hayward. The Pioneers' last win came back in 2014.

• 10/20/17: Sonoma State 3, UC San Diego 1
• 10/21/17: UC San Diego 3, San Francisco State 1

(through 10/26)
North Division
1. Sonoma State: 9-2
2. Chico State: 7-6
3. Cal State East Bay: 6-6
4. Cal State Monterey Bay: 5-7
5. San Francisco State: 3-9
6. Humboldt State: 2-9
7. Stanislaus State: 2-10

South Division
1. Cal State San Bernardino: 9-3
1. UC San Diego: 9-3
3. Cal State San Marcos: 8-4
4. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 6-5
4. Cal State LA: 6-5
6. Cal Poly Pomona: 5-7

UC San Diego Statistics
CCAA Statistics
NCAA Statistics

Head coach Ricci Luyties is one win short of 150 during his tenure at UC San Diego. Entering this Friday's match against Cal State Monterey Bay, Luyties holds a 149-74 (.668) overall record with the Tritons, with 109 of those victories coming in CCAA matches (109-50, .686).

On Oct. 17, Amanda Colla was named the CCAA Player of the Week for the first time in her career after leading the Tritons in kills (46), kills/set (4.2), attack percentage (.290), points (49), and points/set (4.5) over three matches. The senior outside hitter established new career-highs with 24.5 points and 23 kills against Cal State San Bernardino. Both of those totals were also match-highs and the 23 kills were the most by a Triton in a single match since 2015. Against Cal Poly Pomona, the Carlsbad native totaled match-highs with 19.0 points and 17 kills. She was named the Reis Cup MVP for her performance against the Broncos. Colla recorded two double-doubles on the week, giving her 13 for the season.

The fifth annual Reis Cup took place on Friday, Oct. 13 with UC San Diego defeating Cal Poly Pomona in four sets at RIMAC Arena. Amanda Colla was named the Reis Cup MVP after recording match-highs with 19 points and 17 kills. The event is named after former Triton volleyball player Karen Reis, who passed away tragically in 2012. UCSD is now 4-1 in Reis Cup matches.
10/13/17: UCSD 3, Cal Poly Pomona 1
9/24/16: UCSD 3, Cal State San Marcos 1
9/22/15: Cal State San Bernardino 3, UCSD 1
10/10/14: UCSD 3, Cal State Monterey Bay 0
10/11/13: UCSD 3, Cal State East Bay 1

On Oct. 3, Amanda Colla was named a San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month for September. She was instrumental in leading UC San Diego to a 10-3 overall record and a 4-1 mark in the CCAA over the month. Colla averaged 4.1 points, 3.5 kills, 4.2 digs, and 0.3 service aces per set - all team-bests. She recorded a double-double in nine of 13 matches and totaled at least 10 digs in 12 contests. She established a career-high with 22.0 points against Concordia Irvine and equaled a career-best with 19 kills vs. Concordia Portland. Colla was named to the all-tournament team at both tourneys that the Tritons played in - Point Loma’s Seaside Invitational and Central Washington’s D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase.

UC San Diego has out-blocked its opponent in 13 of 20 matches and has totaled at least 10 stuffs on eight occasions. The team's season high in blocks is 13, which the Tritons collected at San Francisco State on Oct. 21. Nationally, UCSD ranks 24th with 2.32 blocks per set. Jessica Rieble ranks 23rd in the country in blocks per set (1.24) and 52nd in total blocks (88).

Amanda Colla was selected to the all-tournament team at both tourneys that UCSD has competed at this season. Over four matches at Western Washington's D2 West Region Volleyball Showcase, she averaged 4.0 points, 3.5 kills, and 4.2 digs and recorded a double-double in every contest. Colla registered a career-best 22.0 points vs. Concordia (Ore.) and equaled career-highs with 19 kills and five blocks in that match. Colla was named to the all-tournament team at Point Loma's Seaside Invitational as well. There, she averaged 3.9 points, 3.3 kills, and 3.5 digs with five aces and seven blocks over four contests. She had 20.5 points in a five-set win over No. 4 Alaska Anchorage.

Through 20 matches, four Tritons have produced a total of 26 double-doubles.
• Amanda Colla (15)
10/21 at San Francisco State (11k, 18d)
10/20 at Sonoma State (13k, 22d)
10/14 vs. Cal State San Bernardino (23k, 14d)
10/13 vs. Cal Poly Pomona (17k, 16d)
10/6 at Humboldt State (10k, 13d)
10/3 vs. Cal State LA (11k, 11d)
9/30 at Cal Poly Pomona (11k, 25d)
9/22 vs. Stanislaus State (15k, 10d)
9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos (13k, 20d)
9/9 at Central Washington (10k, 21d)
9/8 vs. Dixie State (12k, 17d)
9/8 vs. Azusa Pacific (11k, 11d)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (19k, 14d)
9/2 vs. Simon Fraser (18k, 14d)
9/1 vs. Alaska Anchorage (18k, 11d)

• Marie Paris (5)
10/14 vs. Cal State San Bernardino (44a, 13d)
10/13 vs. Cal Poly Pomona (47a, 17d)
10/6 at Humboldt State (30a, 11d)
9/9 at Central Washington (30a, 16d)
9/8 vs. Dixie State (35a, 12d)

• Molly Dalziel (4)
10/3 vs. Cal State LA (14k, 13d)
9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos (10k, 14d)
9/8 vs. Azusa Pacific (11k, 14d)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (10k, 11d)

• Mary Bagshaw (2)
9/7 vs. Concordia (Ore.) (41a, 16d)
9/2 vs. Point Loma (38a, 12d)

(Oct. 23)
1. Southwest Minnesota State
2. Concordia-St. Paul
3. Palm Beach Atlantic
4. Minnesota Duluth
5. California Baptist
6. Lewis
7. Nebraska-Kearney
8. Western Washington
9. Northern State
10. Northwest Nazarene
11. Tarleton State
12. Arkansas Tech
13. Central Oklahoma
14. Regis
15. Augustana
16. Central Missouri
17. Winona State
18. Colorado School of Mines
19. Ferris State
20. Wayne State
21. Angelo State
22. West Florida
23. Wheeling Jesuit
24. Wingate
25. Central Washington

• Oct. 23: Receiving Votes
• Oct. 16: Receiving Votes
• Oct. 9: Receiving Votes
• Oct. 2: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 25: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 18: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 11: Receiving Votes
• Sept. 4: Receiving Votes
• Preseason: Not Ranked

Starters Returning (5)
Jessyca Beksa (So., OH): 3.2 p/s, 2.7 k/s, 1.2 d/s, 0.5 b/s, 25 aces
Amanda Colla (Sr., OH): 1.9 p/s, 1.6 k/s, 3.0 d/s
Kayla Evans (Jr., DS): 5.7 a/s, 2.4 d/s, 27 aces
Jessica Rieble (So., MB): 2.2 p/s, 1.5 k/s, .231 attack %, 1.2 b/s,
Rebecca Seaberry (Sr., MB): 2.3 p/s, 1.7 k/s, .242 attack %, 1.0 b/s

Starters Lost (1)
Meagan Wright (OH/MB): First Team All-CCAA, 4.2 p/s, 3.8 k/s, .220 attack %, 3.6 d/s, 0.5 b/s

Primary Liberos Returning (1)
Lindsey Chun (So.): 4.2 d/s, 18 aces

Other Letterwinners Returning (7)
Molly Dalziel (Jr., OH)
Emily Kimball (So., OPP)
Morgan Kissick (Jr., OH/OPP)
Rachel Linden (Sr., S)
Marie Paris (So., S)
Alyson Penrose (So., L)
Allison Tiegs (Jr., MB)

Newcomers (3)
Mary Bagshaw (Fr., S)
Micah Hammond (Jr., MB)
Julia Jackson (Fr., MB)

• Overall: 13-13
• CCAA/Finish: 10-7/2nd in South Division
• Home: 6-6
• Away: 5-5
• Neutral: 2-2
• Postseason: CCAA Tournament Quarterfinalist
• Points Leader: Meagan Wright, 4.2
• Kills Leader: Meagan Wright, 3.8
• Attack Percentage Leader: Rebecca Seaberry, .242
• Assists Leader: Kayla Evans, 5.7
• Service Aces Leader: Kayla Evans, 0.3
• Digs Leader: Lindsey Chun, 4.2
• Blocks Leader: Jessica Rieble, 1.2

North Division
1. Sonoma State
2. Chico State
3. Cal State East Bay
4. Stanislaus State
5. Cal State Monterey Bay
6. Humboldt State
7. San Francisco State

South Division
1. Cal State San Bernardino
2. UC San Diego
3. Cal State LA
4. Cal State San Marcos
5. Cal Poly Pomona
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills

The 2017 CCAA Tournament is set for Nov. 16-18 at San Francisco State. The league's top eight teams will battle it out for an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Sonoma State won the 2015 title, while Cal State San Bernardino earned it in 2016. Click here for complete info about the 2017 conference tourney.

Now in his eighth season leading the Tritons, Ricci Luyties holds a 149-74 (.668) overall record and a 109-50 (.686) mark in CCAA matches during his tenure at UC San Diego. Four times Luyties has paced UCSD to at least 20 victories, which includes an impressive 26-6 (.813) campaign in 2013. The Tritons have qualified for NCAA postseason play five times under Luyties, reaching the regional semifinals in four of those years. In 2010 and again in 2013, UC San Diego climbed as high as No. 8 in the national rankings. Prior to coming to La Jolla, Luyties was head coach at Southern Mississippi for six seasons. As a setter at UCLA, Luyties helped lead the Bruins to four consecutive national championships. He was named the NCAA's Most Valuable Player twice and was inducted into the UCLA Hall of Fame. At the international level, Luyties, alongside Karch Kiraly and Steve Timmons, won a gold medal at the 1988 Olympics. He also played on the beach for 12 years, competing on the AVP Tour and FIVB World Tour with partners such as Kiraly and Adam Johnson.

Former UC San Diego coach Duncan McFarland is one of 27 finalists for induction into the Southern California Indoor Volleyball Hall of Fame in 2018. McFarland, who coached the Triton women's program from 1996-2004, won an NCAA Division III national title in 1997. He led UCSD into the NCAA postseason every year, with the team finishing as national runner-up in 1998. The Tritons were national semifinalists in 2001 and quarterfinalists in 1996 and 1999. As a player at San Diego State, McFarland led the Aztecs to a national championship in 1973 and was named the NCAA's Most Valuable Player. He won three USVBA national titles and was a key player on the U.S. National Team from 1969-1975. The 15-member Hall of Fame class will be inducted in May. In 2017, current UC San Diego head coach Ricci Luyties was in the inaugural induction class.

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UC San Diego wraps up its regular season with three-straight road matches. Next week, the Tritons play just once, traveling cross-county to Cal State San Marcos on Nov. 4. They then play at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Nov. 10 and at Cal State LA on Nov. 11. The CCAA Tournament runs Nov. 16-18 at San Francisco State.


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