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Tritons Looking for W's Against Warriors and Wildcats
Release: Thursday 10/11/2018 
by UCSD

After playing its last three matches at home, UC San Diego heads north for a pair of California Collegiate Athletic Association tilts, playing at Stanislaus State on Oct. 12 and at Chico State on Oct. 13. It will be the first time this season that the Tritons have met up with the Warriors and Wildcats.

THE SCHEDULE
Match 17
UC San Diego (6-10, 2-8) at Stanislaus State (12-6, 5-5)
Friday, Oct. 12 • 7:00 p.m. PT
Fitzpatrick Arena • Turlock, Calif.
Series Record: UC San Diego leads 36-5 (.878)
Live Stats (free) • Live Video (free SD/$ HD) • Tickets

Match 18
UC San Diego (6-10, 2-8) at Chico State (11-8, 4-7)
Saturday, Oct. 13 • 7:00 p.m. PT
Acker Gymnasium • Chico, Calif.
Series Record: UC San Diego leads 30-8 (.789)
Live Stats (free) • Live Video (free) • Tickets  

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THE TRITONS AT A GLANCE
• Overall: 6-10
• CCAA: 2-8
• Home: 2-4
• Away: 2-4
• Neutral: 2-2
• Against West Region Teams: 6-10
• Against Nationally-Ranked Teams: 0-4
• Current Streak: Lost 2

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ROSTER BREAKDOWN
Starters Returning (3)
Molly Dalziel (Sr., OH)
Micah Hammond (Sr., MB)
Jessica Rieble (Jr., MB)

Starters Lost (3)
Amanda Colla (OH)
Marie Paris (S)
Rebecca Seaberry (MB)

Primary Liberos Returning (1)
Alyson Penrose (Jr.)

Other Letterwinners Returning (6)
Mary Bagshaw (So., S)
Kayla Evans (Sr., L)
Julia Jackson (So., MB)
Emily Kimball (Jr., OPP)
Morgan Kissick (Sr., OH)
Allison Tiegs (Sr., MB)

Other Letterwinners Lost (3)
Jessyca Beksa (OH)
Lindsey Chun (L)
Rachel Linden (S)

Newcomers (8)
Gina Cortesi (So., OH)
Susanna Limb (Fr., L)
Maria Mayhew (Fr., S)
Claudia Mathews (Jr., MB)
Brie Severino (Fr., S)
Sydney Tekstra (Jr., OH)
Cindy Tran (Jr., OH)
Rebecca Whitney (Fr., OH)

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JUST THE STATS
UC San Diego Statistics
CCAA Statistics
NCAA Statistics

Triton Leaders
Points/Set Jessica Rieble 3.2
Kills/Set Gina Cortesi 2.8
Attack % Jessica Rieble .380
Assists/Set Maria Mayhew 6.4
Aces/Set Kayla Evans 0.4
Digs/Set Susanna Limb 3.6
Blocks/Set Jessica Rieble 1.1
Against Opponents
Stat UC San Diego Stanislaus State Chico State All Opponents
Points/Set 15.6 16.2 16.4 16.8
Kills/Set 12.1 13.3 12.8 13.5
Attack % .195 .249 .222 .200
Assists/Set 11.1 12.3 11.9 12.7
Aces/Set 1.3 1.3 1.9 1.5
Digs/Set 16.2 15.6 14.2 16.3
Blocks/Set 2.3 1.6 1.7 1.8

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CCAA STANDINGS
(through 10/10)
North Division
Cal State East Bay: 8-4 (12-8)
Cal State Monterey Bay: 7-4 (12-6)
Stanislaus State: 5-5 (12-6)
San Francisco State: 5-6 (10-8)
Sonoma State: 4-6 (8-11)
Chico State: 4-7 (11-8)
Humboldt State: 0-9 (3-14)

South Division
Cal State San Bernardino: 11-0 (18-1)
Cal State LA: 8-1 (16-1)
Cal Poly Pomona: 9-2 (16-3)
Cal State San Marcos: 4-6 (8-10)
UC San Diego: 2-8 (6-10)
Cal State Dominguez Hills: 0-9 (5-12)

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE CCAA
(league matches through 10/10)
4. Digs/Set: 16.46
4. Blocks/Set: 2.15
7. Aces/Set: 1.27
10. Hitting Percentage: .188
10. Assists/Set: 10.90
11. Kills/Set: 11.85

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TRITONS IN THE CCAA
(league matches through 10/10)
3. Jessica Rieble, Hitting Percentage: .369
4. Kayla Evans, Aces/Set: 0.46
5. Jessica Rieble, Blocks/Set: 1.02
9. Susanna Limb, Digs/Set: 3.69
10. Maria Mayhew, Assists/Set: 6.71

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE NCAA
(all matches through 10/10)
28. Blocks/Set: 2.26
76. Total Blocks: 140

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TRITONS IN THE NCAA
(all matches through 10/10)
24. Jessica Rieble, Hitting Percentage: .380
41. Jessica Rieble, Blocks/Set: 1.12

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ABOUT STANISLAUS STATE
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 12-6
• CCAA: 5-5
• Home: 6-3
• Road: 3-2
• Neutral: 3-1
• Current Streak: Lost 1

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ABOUT CHICO STATE
Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 11-8
• CCAA: 4-7
• Home: 2-4
• Road: 3-3
• Neutral: 6-1
• Current Streak: Lost 3

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WEEKLY REWIND
• 10/6 at La Jolla: No. 24 Cal Poly Pomona 3, UC San Diego 1
• 10/5 at La Jolla: No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino 3, UC San Diego 2
• 10/2 at La Jolla: UC San Diego 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 0

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THE REIS CUP
The sixth annual Reis Cup was played in La Jolla on Saturday, Oct. 6, with Cal Poly Pomona taking a 3-1 win against UC San Diego. The event is in remembrance of former Triton volleyball player Karen Reis, who passed away tragically in 2012. UC San Diego is 4-2 in Reis Cup matches.
• 10/6/18: Cal Poly Pomona 3, UC San Diego 1
• 10/13/17: UC San Diego 3, Cal Poly Pomona 1
• 9/24/16: UC San Diego 3, Cal State San Marcos 1
• 9/22/15: Cal State San Bernardino 3, UC San Diego 1
• 10/10/14: UC San Diego 3, Cal State Monterey Bay 0
• 10/11/13: UC San Diego 3, Cal State East Bay 1

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TRAN KEPT-A-ROLLIN'
Over last week's three home matches, outside hitter Cindy Tran led UC San Diego in digs (50) and aces (6) and was second in hitting percentage (.241) and blocks (11). Against Cal State Dominguez Hills, she had team-highs with 15.5 points, 12 kills, and 13 digs while hitting .480 with 0 errors in 25 swings. Tran totaled a career- and match-high 21 digs vs. No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino and racked up a team-best 16 digs vs. Cal Poly Pomona.

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AGAINST NUMERO UNO
UC San Diego hosted national No. 1 Cal State San Bernardino on Oct. 5 (3-2 loss). The last time the Tritons played a top-ranked team was on Sept. 11, 2015, when they went up against the University of Tampa in Denver (3-1 loss).

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FRESNO HEAT
Middle blocker Jessica Rieble was outstanding during the West Region Showcase in Fresno, leading the Tritons in points, kills, attack percentage, and blocks over four matches. She recorded match-highs with 14.5 points, 11 kills, five blocks, and a .714 attack percentage vs. Fresno Pacific. Against Simon Fraser, Rieble had a team-high 10 points with eight kills and two blocks while hitting a match-best .571. She wrapped up the tourney with a match-high five blocks and a .500 attack percentage against Seattle Pacific. Overall, Rieble hit .463 and averaged 3.3 points, 2.5 kills, and 1.3 blocks per set.

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A PENNY FOR YOUR DIGS
Junior libero Alyson "Penny" Penrose collected her 500th career dig this season. Entering the year, she had 392 and went over 500 with 13 scoops at Fresno Pacific on August 31.

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DOWN BUT NOT OUT
The Tritons came back from a two-set deficit to defeat Hawai'i Hilo in five on Aug. 24. It was the first time that UC San Diego had stormed back from two down to win since Oct. 2, 2014, when it did so at Humboldt State.

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START ME UP
After defeating Hawai'i Pacific on Aug. 24, the UC San Diego women's volleyball program moved to 17-2 (.895) in season-opening matches during its NCAA Division II era (since 2000). The Tritons lost to Simon Fraser in 2016 and fell against Concordia-St. Paul, the top-ranked team in the country at the time, in 2008.

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TRITON DEBUTS
Seven of the eight first-year Tritons made their blue and gold debuts during the tournament in Hawai'i including Gina Cortesi, Susanna Limb, Claudia Mathews, Maria Mayhew, Brie Severino, Sydney Tekstra, and Cindy Tran. Rebecca Whitney debuted on Aug. 31 at Fresno Pacific.

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ON THE DOUBLE
Through 16 matches, four Tritons have produced a total of 15 double-doubles.
• Gina Cortesi (8)
10/6 vs. Cal Poly Pomona (10k, 10d)
10/5 vs. Cal State San Bernardino (20k, 16d)
9/22 at Cal State San Bernardino (14k, 11d)
9/21 at Cal Poly Pomona (15k, 20d)
9/15 vs. Cal State East Bay (13k, 11d)
9/14 vs. San Francisco State (11k, 12d)
8/24 at Hawai'i Hilo (12k, 11d)
8/24 vs. Hawai'i Pacific (10k, 10d)

• Brie Severino (3)
9/25 vs. Cal State LA (28a, 10d)
9/15 vs. Cal State East Bay (46a, 12d)
9/1 vs. Seattle Pacific (11a, 13d)

• Cindy Tran (3)
10/2 vs. Cal State Dominguez Hills (12k, 13d)
9/21 at Cal Poly Pomona (14k, 14d)
9/15 vs. Cal State East Bay (12k, 12d)

• Maria Mayhew (1)
8/24 at Hawai'i Hilo (46a, 10d)

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LOCALS ONLY
This year's roster features five players from San Diego County:
• Kayla Evans, San Diego/Del Norte High School
• Emily Kimball, Encinitas/San Dieguito Academy
• Claudia Mathews, Encinitas/La Costa Canyon High School
• Brie Severino, San Diego/Torrey Pines High School
• Rebecca Whitney, Vista/Vista High School

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AVCA NATIONAL POLL
(10/8)
1. Cal State San Bernardino
2. Northern State
3. Nebraska-Kearney
4. Concordia-St. Paul
5. Ferris State
6. Western Washington
7. Minnesota Duluth
8. Tampa
9. Washburn
10. Rockhurst
11. Southwest Minnesota State
12. Drury
13. West Florida
14. Cal State LA
15. Tarleton State
16. Central Missouri
17. Central Oklahoma
18. Palm Beach Atlantic
19. Lewis
20. Wheeling Jesuit
21. Colorado School of Mines
22. Texas A&M-Commerce
23. Gannon
24. Cal Poly Pomona
25. Michigan Tech

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UC SAN DIEGO IN THE AVCA NATIONAL POLL
• 10/8: n/a
• 10/1: n/a
• 9/24: n/a
• 9/17: n/a
• 9/10: n/a
• 9/3: n/a
• 8/27: RV
• Preseason: RV

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2018 CCAA PRESEASON POLL
North Division
1. Sonoma State, 68 points (5 first-place votes)
2. Cal State East Bay, 66 (5)
3. Chico State, 63 (3)
4. Cal State Monterey Bay, 45
5. San Francisco State, 36
6. Stanislaus State, 21
7. Humboldt State, 16

South Division
1. Cal State San Bernardino, 67 (12)
2. Cal State LA, 47
3. UC San Diego, 46 (1)
4. Cal State San Marcos, 42
5. Cal Poly Pomona, 18
6. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 17

League Champion
Cal State San Bernardino (10 votes)

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THE TRITONS IN 2017
• Overall: 16-10
• CCAA/Finish: 10-7/tie for 3rd in South Division
• Home: 7-2
• Away: 4-6
• Neutral: 5-2
• Postseason: CCAA Tournament quarterfinalist
• Points Leader: Amanda Colla, 4.29/set
• Kills Leader: Amanda Colla, 3.71/set
• Attack Percentage Leader: Micah Hammond, .326 (218-53-506)
• Assists Leader: Marie Paris, 8.64/set
• Service Aces Leader: Amanda Colla, 0.29/set
• Digs Leader: Alyson Penrose, 4.36/set
• Blocks Leader: Jessica Rieble, 1.14/set

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FINAL 2017 CCAA STANDINGS
North Division
1. Sonoma State, 14-4
2. Cal State East Bay, 10-8
3. Chico State, 9-9
4. Cal State Monterey Bay, 8-10
5. San Francisco State, 4-14
6. Stanislaus State, 3-15
7. Humboldt State, 2-16

South Division
1. Cal State San Bernardino, 14-3
2. Cal State San Marcos, 11-6
3. UC San Diego, 10-7
3. Cal State LA, 10-7
3. Cal State Dominguez Hills, 10-7
6. Cal Poly Pomona, 9-8

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HEAD COACH RICCI LUYTIES
Now in his ninth season leading the Tritons in 2018, Ricci Luyties currently holds a 156-89 (.637) overall record and a 112-62 (.644) mark in CCAA matches during his tenure at UC San Diego. Four times Luyties has paced UC San Diego to at least 20 victories, which includes an impressive 26-6 (.813) campaign in 2013. He recorded his 150th victory as a Triton on Oct. 27, 2017. 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. For Luyties' full bio, click here.

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OHTA TO BE INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
Former Triton volleyball standout Teresa Ohta will be inducted into the UC San Diego Athletics Hall of Fame in 2018. A setter from 2001-04, Ohta is the school's all-time assists leader with 4,749, almost 1,000 more than the No. 2 player on the list. She is a two-time All-America First Team honoree and the 2004 CCAA Player of the Year. In 2001, she was tabbed the West Region and CCAA Freshman of the Year. Ohta was an all-region and all-conference selection all four years. The Tritons went 106-19 during her time and qualified for the NCAA postseason in each of her four seasons, reaching the national semifinals in 2001. Ohta will officially be inducted during a ceremony in October.

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BIG (WEST) NEWS FOR UC SAN DIEGO
On Nov. 27, 2017, UC San Diego was officially invited to become a member of the NCAA Division I Big West Conference. The Tritons begin a four-year reclassification period starting in the fall of 2020 and will play a full Big West schedule that season. During the transition, UC San Diego will be eligible for National Collegiate Championships in men's volleyball, men's and women's water polo, and men's and women's fencing. For the 2024-25 academic year, all sports will be eligible to compete in Big West and NCAA Division I Championships. UC San Diego will remain an NCAA Division II institution for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons and the volleyball team will continue competing as a member of the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Read the full press release here.

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GEAR UP
For the latest in Triton athletic gear, make sure to visit ucsdtritonsgear.com. Run by UC San Diego Athletics' online partner Advanced-Online, the site provides an on-demand option for Triton athletic apparel and merchandise. Fans have access to over 600 products that can be processed and shipped within 24 hours.

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FOR THE YOUNGER CROWD
Got some young Triton fans in your family? If they are eighth grade or under, check out the Junior Triton Club. Membership includes a free t-shirt, admission to over 100 UC San Diego home athletic events, and much more!

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BE SOCIAL!
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UP NEXT
For the second time this season, UC San Diego will host three consecutive home matches, starting with Humboldt State on Oct. 19. Sonoma State visits RIMAC Arena on Oct. 20 and the Tritons close out their home slate with cross-county rival Cal State San Marcos on Oct. 27.

#BigWestBound

About UC San Diego Athletics
With 30 national team championships, nearly 150 individual titles, and the top student-athlete graduation rate among Division II institutions in the United States, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program annually ranks as one of the most successful in the country. The Tritons sponsor 23 intercollegiate sport programs that compete on the NCAA Division I and II levels and, in the summer of 2020, will transition into full Division I status as a member of the Big West Conference. UC San Diego student-athletes exemplify the academic ideals of one of the world's pre-eminent institutions, graduating at an average rate of 91 percent. A total of 80 Tritons have earned Academic All-America honors, while 36 have earned prestigious NCAA Post-Graduate Scholarships. In competition, more than 1,300 UC San Diego student-athletes have earned All-America honors.

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Saturday, October 20
W Volleyball vs. Sonoma State
3 - 1 (W)
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Saturday, October 27
W Volleyball vs. Cal State San Marcos
7:00 PM
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Friday, November 02
W Volleyball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
7:00 PM
Carson (Torodome)
Saturday, November 03
W Volleyball at Cal State L.A.
7:00 PM
Los Angeles (Cal State LA Gymnasium)
Thursday, November 08
W Volleyball at TBA (Quarterfinal)
TBA
Turlock (Fitzpatrick Arena)
Friday, November 09
W Volleyball at TBA (Semifinal)
TBA
Turlock (Fitzpatrick Arena)
Saturday, November 10
W Volleyball at TBA (Final)
TBA
Turlock (Fitzpatrick Arena)
Thursday, November 15
W Volleyball at TBA (Quarterfinal)
TBA
TBA
Friday, November 16
W Volleyball at TBA (Semifinal)
TBA
TBA
Saturday, November 17
W Volleyball at TBA (Final)
TBA
TBA
Thursday, November 29
W Volleyball at TBA (Quarterfinal)
TBA
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Friday, November 30
W Volleyball at TBA (Semifinal)
TBA
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Saturday, December 01
W Volleyball at TBA (Final)
TBA
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
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