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Match 23
Saturday, Nov. 4 • 7:00 p.m. PT
at Cal State San Marcos (13-9, 10-4 CCAA)
The Sports Center • San Marcos, Calif.
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• Overall: 16-6
• CCAA: 10-4
• Home: 7-2
• Road: 4-3
• Neutral: 5-1
• Against Ranked Teams: 1-1
• Current Streak: Lost 1

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 13-9
• CCAA: 10-4
• Home: 9-3
• Road: 3-4
• Neutral: 1-2
• Current Streak: Won 3

UC San Diego is unbeaten at 4-0 against Cal State San Marcos.
9/16/17: UCSD 3, CSUSM 1
11/12/16: UCSD 3, CSUSM 2
9/24/16: UCSD 3, CSUSM 1
9/17/15: UCSD 3, CSUSM 0

10/28/17: Cal State East Bay 3, UCSD 2
10/27/17: UCSD 3, Cal State Monterey Bay 1

(through 11/2)
North Division
Sonoma State: 10-4
Chico State: 8-7
Cal State East Bay: 7-7
Cal State Monterey Bay: 5-9
San Francisco State: 3-11
Humboldt State: 2-9
Stanislaus State: 2-13

South Division
Cal State San Bernardino: 11-3
UC San Diego: 10-4
Cal State San Marcos: 10-4
Cal State Dominguez Hills: 8-5
Cal State LA: 8-5
Cal Poly Pomona: 6-8

UC San Diego Statistics
CCAA Statistics
NCAA Statistics

Eighth-year head coach Ricci Luyties earned his 150th victory at UC San Diego with a 3-1 win against Cal State Monterey Bay on Oct. 27 at RIMAC Arena. Luyties holds a 150-75 (.667) overall record with the Tritons, with 110 of the wins coming in CCAA matches (110-51, .683).

Middle blocker Micah Hammond ranks 34th nationally with her .352 (198-41-446) attack percentage. She's hitting .390 (152-23-331) in CCAA matches, which ranks third among all league players.

UCSD ranks 44th nationally in digs/set (17.91) and has out-dug its opponent in 14 of 22 matches. The Tritons lead the CCAA with their 18.02 digs/match average in league contests.

UC San Diego has out-blocked its opponent in 14 of 22 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 31st with 2.26 blocks per set. Jessica Rieble ranks 36th in the country in blocks per set (1.17) and 78th in total blocks (91). 

Through 22 matches, five Tritons have produced a total of 29 double-doubles.
• Amanda Colla (17)
10/28 vs. Cal State East Bay (21k, 25d)
10/27 vs. Cal State Monterey Bay (21k, 23d)
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)

• Rachel Linden (1)
10/28 vs. Cal State East Bay (19a, 10d)

(Oct. 30)
1. Concordia-St. Paul
2. Southwest Minnesota State
3. California Baptist
4. Lewis
5. Nebraska-Kearney
6. Palm Beach Atlantic
7. Northern State
8. Western Washington
9. Minnesota Duluth
10. Arkansas Tech
11. Central Oklahoma
12. Regis
13. Northwest Nazarene
14. Tarleton State
15. Winona State
16. Augustana
17. Colorado School of Mines
18. Ferris State
19. Central Missouri
20. West Florida
21. Wheeling Jesuit
22. Wayne State
23. Angelo State
24. Saint Leo
25. Upper Iowa

• Oct. 30: N/A
• 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: N/A

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.

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 150-75 (.667) overall record and a 110-51 (.683) 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 two more road matches. The Tritons play at Cal State Dominguez Hills on Nov. 10 and at Cal State LA on Nov. 11. Following that, the CCAA Tournament runs Nov. 16-18 at San Francisco State.


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