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Tritons Crack Top-10 in National Poll
UCSD broke into the top-10 at No. 10 in this week's AVCA national poll. The Tritons share the spot with Hillsdale College in Michigan. It's the third straight week that UCSD has improved its standing in the poll. The top-three remained the same this week with Concordia-St. Paul in first, Tampa in second and the CCAA's Cal State San Bernardino in third. No other CCAA schools are in the top-25.
Eight Straight with Pair of League Wins on the Road
UCSD moved to 8-0 with wins at Cal State Dominguez Hills (3-0) and at Cal State L.A. (3-1) last week. Against Cal State L.A., Hillary Williamson matched a career-high for the second time this season with 20 kills. She recorded her fourth double-double of the year by adding 19 digs. Also in that match, Roxanne Brunsting finished just a kill short of a triple-double for the second time, collecting nine kills, 28 assists and 11 digs. At Dominguez Hills, Williamson led all players with 13 kills.
Eight is Not Enough
At 8-0, streaky UCSD is on the verge of tying and perhaps eclipsing its best start to a season in the history of the program. The Tritons have gone 9-0 to start a campaign three times - 2009 and 2004 in NCAA Division II play and 1990 while a member of NCAA Division III. Since 1980, no Triton squad has won 10 straight to start a season.
Random Notes and Numbers
Nationally, Hillary Williamson is 7th in points (5.06/set) and 8th in kills (4.44/set) ... As a team, UCSD ranks 3rd nationally in digs (19.48/set), 8th in kills (14.37/set) and 10th in assists (13.30/set) ... Williamson leads the CCAA in kills and is 2nd in points ... Janessa Werhane is 2nd in digs (5.16/set) in the CCAA ... Julia Freidenberg is 9th in blocks (.87/set) in the league ... UCSD is tops in the league in kills and assists ... Tritons have kept opponents under a .100 attack percentage in 5 of 8 matches and under .162 in all contests ... UCSD has led opponent in aces in all but one match ... With 1,320 career digs, Roxanne Brunsting is 3rd all-time at UCSD ... 1,390 is 2nd and 1,628 is the school digs record ... Brunsting recorded her 500th career assist this season ... Werhane has 820 career digs ... With 783 digs, Williamson needs 217 more for 1,000 and with 767 career kills, she needs 233 to hit the mark ... Katie Condon has exactly 800 career kills to go along with 663 digs.
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.
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