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CCAA Division Leaders Battle at Sonoma State Before Tritons Head to SF State
Release: Thursday 10/19/2017 

Match 19
Friday, Oct. 20 • 7:00 p.m.
at Sonoma State (14-4, 8-1 CCAA)
The Wolves' Den • Rohnert Park, Calif.
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Match 20
Saturday, Oct. 21 • 7:00 p.m.
at San Francisco State (6-12, 2-8 CCAA)
The Swamp • San Francisco
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• Overall: 14-4
• CCAA: 8-2
• Home: 6-1
• Road: 3-2
• Neutral: 5-1
• Against Ranked Teams: 1-1
• Current Streak: Lost 1

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 14-4
• CCAA: 8-1
• Home: 7-0
• Road: 7-3
• Neutral: 0-1
• Current Streak: Won 1

Roster | Schedule | Statistics
• Overall: 6-12
• CCAA: 2-8
• Home: 3-7
• Road: 2-4
• Neutral: 1-1
• Current Streak: Lost 3

UC San Diego is 27-13 all-time against Sonoma State. Last season, the Seawolves defeated the Tritons, 3-1, in La Jolla during the squads' lone match-up. In 2015, the teams split a pair of meetings, with UCSD taking a 3-1 win at the NCAA West Regional in Alaska and SSU winning in five sets in Rohnert Park during the regular season.

The Tritons hold a hefty, 23-6 advantage in the all-time series against San Francisco State. UCSD swept SF State last season in La Jolla, while the Gators defeated the Tritons, 3-1, at RIMAC Arena in 2015.

• 10/10/17: UC San Diego 3, Cal State Dominguez Hills 0
• 10/13/17: UC San Diego 3, Cal Poly Pomona 1
• 10/14/17: Cal State San Bernardino 3, UC San Diego 1

(through 10/18)
North Division
1. Sonoma State: 8-1
2. Cal State East Bay: 6-4
3. Cal State Monterey Bay: 5-5
4. Chico State: 5-6
5. Humboldt State: 2-7
6. San Francisco State: 2-8
7. Stanislaus State: 1-9

South Division
1. UC San Diego: 8-2
2. Cal State San Bernardino: 8-3
3. Cal State San Marcos: 7-3
4. Cal Poly Pomona: 5-6
t5. Cal State Dominguez Hills: 4-5
t5. Cal State LA: 4-5

UC San Diego Statistics
CCAA Statistics
NCAA Statistics

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 a team-best 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 11 of 18 matches and has totaled at least 10 stuffs on seven occasions. The team's season high in blocks is 12, which the Tritons have collected twice (9/16 vs. Cal State San Marcos, 10/6 at Humboldt State). Nationally, UCSD ranks 26th with 2.29 blocks per set. Jessica Rieble ranks 30th in the country in blocks per set (1.21).

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 18 matches, four Tritons have produced a total of 24 double-doubles.
• Amanda Colla (13)
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. 16)
1. Lewis
2. Southwest Minnesota State
3. Concordia-St. Paul
4. Palm Beach Atlantic
5. Minnesota Duluth
6. California Baptist
7. Nebraska-Kearney
8. Western Washington
9. Regis
10. Central Oklahoma
11. Northern State
12. Northwest Nazarene
13. Tarleton State
14. Arkansas Tech
15. Winona State
16. Augustana
17. Ferris State
18. Central Missouri
19. Colorado School of Mines
20. Wayne State
21. Wingate
22. Angelo State
23. Azusa Pacific
24. West Florida
25. Saint Leo

• 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 148-73 (.670) overall record and a 108-49 (.688) 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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Following this week's road trip, UC San Diego returns to La Jolla for its final home matches of the regular season, hosting Cal State Monterey Bay on Friday, Oct. 27 and Cal State East Bay on Saturday, Oct. 28. Both contests start at 7 p.m. Saturday will be Senior Night with Amanda Colla, Rachel Linden, and Rebecca Seaberry being honored before their last career regular season match at RIMAC Arena.


Friday, October 19
W Volleyball vs. Humboldt State
7:00 PM
UC San Diego (RIMAC Arena)
Saturday, October 20
W Volleyball vs. Sonoma State
7:00 PM
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)
Turlock (Fitzpatrick Arena)
Friday, November 09
W Volleyball at TBA (Semifinal)
Turlock (Fitzpatrick Arena)
Saturday, November 10
W Volleyball at TBA (Final)
Turlock (Fitzpatrick Arena)
Thursday, November 15
W Volleyball at TBA (Quarterfinal)
Friday, November 16
W Volleyball at TBA (Semifinal)
Saturday, November 17
W Volleyball at TBA (Final)
Thursday, November 29
W Volleyball at TBA (Quarterfinal)
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Friday, November 30
W Volleyball at TBA (Semifinal)
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
Saturday, December 01
W Volleyball at TBA (Final)
Pittsburgh, Pa. (A.J. Palumbo Center)
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