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UCSD Opens Home and CCAA Slates with Cal Poly Pomona and San Francisco State
Release: Friday 09/09/2011 

The Schedule
Match No. 5
No. 15 UC San Diego (4-0, 0-0) vs. Cal Poly Pomona (3-1, 0-0)
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 • 7 p.m.
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif.
Live Stats

Match No. 6 
No. 15 UC San Diego vs. San Francisco State (4-1, 0-0) 
Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 • 7 p.m. 
RIMAC Arena • La Jolla, Calif. 
Live Stats

Tritons jump to No. 15 in AVCA poll
After going 4-0 at last week's Waikiki Beach Invitational in Honolulu, the Tritons made a huge jump in the AVCA national rankings. They're currently 15th on this week's list, up from 24th in the preseason poll. Concordia-St. Paul remained in the top spot, while the CCAA's Cal State San Bernardino moved from third to second and Tampa moved from fourth to third. Central Missouri, the former No. 2, dropped all the way to eighth after starting 2-2.

Against the opponents
UCSD is 24-12 all-time against Cal Poly Pomona. Last season, the Tritons took both meetings - 3-1 in La Jolla and 3-2 in Pomona. In the series against San Francisco State, UCSD holds a commanding 17-2 advantage. The teams split the series in 2010 with the Tritons winning 3-1 at home and the Gators taking a 3-2 win in San Francisco.

Hawaii 4-0
UCSD dominated at the Waikiki Beach Invitational in Honolulu last week, going 4-0 and winning two of the matches in straight sets. The Tritons downed Hawaii Pacific (3-1), No. 13 Seattle Pacific (3-0), Northwest Nazarene (3-1) and Chaminade (3-0). Senior outside hitters Katie Condon and Hillary Williamson, along with freshman middle blocker Lauren Demos, were named to the all-tournament team.

The last time ...
... UCSD started a season 4-0 wasn't too long ago. The Tritons went 9-0 to open the 2009 season, a span that lasted from Aug. 28 (3-1 win over Winona State) until Sept. 11 (3-1 loss against Cal State San Bernardino). Following its first loss, the squad won its next 16 matches.

Hillary, Secretary of Great
Senior outside Hillary Williamson was a major force on the floor for the Tritons in Hawaii. She posted match-high kill totals in all four contests and equaled a career-best with 20 kills in a win over Northwest Nazarene. Williamson, who was named to the Waikiki Beach Invitational All-Tournament Team, recorded two double-doubles - 15 kills, 13 digs against Hawaii Pacific and 20 kills, 12 digs vs. Northwest Nazarene.

Who had Demos(t) kills among freshmen in Hawaii?
Lauren Demos, that's who. The true freshman, named to the all-tourney team at the Waikiki Beach Invitational, had a memorable opening week of collegiate play. She totaled 38 kills over four matches, including a season/career-best 13 in the win over Hawaii Pacific. Against Northwest Nazarene, the middle blocker totaled 12 kills. 

UCSD volleyball honored by AVCA for academic excellence
The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recently announced that the UCSD women's volleyball program earned an AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 season. The award, which was initiated following the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale. Since the award's inception, the number of honorees has grown 674%. A total of 481 squads garnered the award this year, 57 of those coming from the NCAA Division II ranks.

Katie Glomb joins staff as assistant coach
Former CCAA player Katie Glomb was named an assistant coach for the UCSD women's volleyball team in July of 2011.

Prior to coming to La Jolla, Glomb played two seasons for Cal State East Bay in Hayward. As a senior in 2010, she helped the Pioneers to a 20-7 overall record as a libero/defensive specialist. East Bay finished tied for second in the CCAA with UCSD at 15-7. Playing in all 28 matches, Glomb was second on the team with 28 service aces. As a junior in 2009, she posted 142 digs in 76 sets played and averaged 20 digs over her last four matches.

In 2007, Glomb was a starting outside hitter and team captain for Santa Monica College. She began her collegiate playing career in 2005 as a libero at NCAA Division I Loyola Marymount. Glomb played in 79 sets as the Lions went 19-11 overall and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

A native of San Jose, Glomb played four seasons at Archbishop Mitty High School, where the Monarchs won back-to-back state titles in 2003 and 2004. She was a Mercury News All- Central Coast selection and named one of Prep Volleyball's 2004 "Defensive Dandies," placing her among the nation's top-25 defensive specialists.

On the club scene, Glomb played for Golden Bear, City Beach and Vision. She won a gold medal with City Beach 15 Black at the 2001 Junior Olympics and a bronze medal with City Beach 14 Black in 2000.

Glomb has also spent time coaching at the club level. In 2011, Payes Performance 14 Black finished in the top-15 at Junior Nationals in Atlanta. Glomb also coached the South Valley 15s in 2008.

Glomb graduated from Cal State East Bay in 2011 with a degree in liberal studies.

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