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Volleyball Heads West

September 17, 1998

FSU at #4 UC Santa Barbara * Friday, September 18 at 1:00 pm * The Thunderdome

FSU vs #2 Long Beach State * Friday, September 18 at 8:30 pm * The Thunderdome

FSU vs Pepperdine * Saturday, September 19 at 1:00 pm * The Thunderdome

FSU vs Santa Clara * Saturday, September 19 at 8:30 pm * The Thunderdome


  • 1998 Record: 7-0.
  • Conference: 0-0 in the ACC.
  • Current Streak: Won 7.
  • Series vs. UC Santa Barbara: This is the first meeting between the Noles and UCSB.
  • Series vs. Long Beach State: The Lady Seminoles trail in the series 2-0. FSU last fell to Long Beach in the Notre Dame Classic (1-3) in 1992. * Series vs. Pepperdine: Florida State lost its only previous meeting with Pepperdine in 1978.
  • Series vs. Santa Clara: This will be the first meeting between FSU and the Broncos.


    South Florida Classic in Tampa
    * FSU 3, South Florida 0

    The Lady Seminoles swept South Florida avenging its season-ending defeat last year. Werrick led FSU with 16 kills. Bolten added 18 digs. Hemlepp provided an error-free .450 outing.
    * FSU 3, California 0

    FSU opened Saturday with a sweep of Cal-Berkeley. Werrick and Schneider posted double-doubles with FSU. Hemlepp, Thornton, and Hawks each also tallied double-digit kills. Thornton added 6 blocks. * FSU 3, Utah State 1

    FSU completed the tournament undefeated with a 3-1 victory over the Aggies. Werrick again led the team with 19 kills. Schneider posted 18 with 10 digs. MVP Bolten also posted a double-double with 60 assists and 12 digs.


    UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

    * Current Record: 7-0.

    * AVCA / USA Today Poll: #4.

    * 1997 Record: 32-5.

    * Conference: Big West.

    * Coach: Kathy Gregory, 23rd season at UCSB. * Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.

    * Standouts: Junior OHs Roberta Gehlke (5.50 kpg, 5.39 dpg) and Charlene Conley (4.41 kpg).

    Long Beach State 49ers

    * Current Record: 7-0.

    * AVCA / USA Today Poll: #2.

    * 1997 Record: 33-2.

    * Conference: Big West.

    * Coach: Brian Gimmillaro, 14th year at LB. * Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.

    * Standouts: Seniors OH Jessica Alvarado (3.38 kpg, 2.52 dpg) & MB Benishe Dillard (1.10 bpg).

    Pepperdine Waves

    * Current Record: 4-2.

    * AVCA / USA Today Poll: Not ranked.

    * 1997 Record: 23-6.

    * Conference: West Coast.

    * Coach: Nina Matthies, 15th season at PU. * Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3.

    * Standouts: Junior MB Jamie Hill (4.52 kpg, 1.48 bpg) and freshman OH Melissa Snow (2.96 dpg).

    Santa Clara Broncos

    * Current Record: 5-1. *as of Tuesday

    * AVCA / USA Today Poll: Not ranked.

    * 1997 Record: 19-9.

    * Conference: West Coast.

    * Coach: Annie Feller, 5th season at Santa Clara. * Starters Returning/Lost: 6/0.

    * Standouts: Freshman OH Jami Bari (3.2 kpg, 2.9 dpg) and junior MB Laura Echolds (3.1 kpg).


    September 4-5: FSU Classic

    Fiona Bolten — Tournament MVP

    Susan Hawks, Holly Schneider, & Aisha Thornton All-Tournament Team

    September 11-12: South Florida Classic

    Fiona Bolten — Tournament MVP

    Holly Schneider and Aisha Thornton

    All-Tournament Team



    Hitting Percentage
    5. Kate Hemlepp .347

    Kills Per Game
    5. Jennifer Werrick 4.08
    9. Aisha Thornton 3.83

    Assists Per Game
    2. Fiona Bolten 13.63

    Service Aces Per Game
    7. Susan Hawks 0.42

    Digs Per Game
    3. Fiona Bolten 3.21
    4. Jennifer Werrick 3.13
    10. Holly Schneider 2.75

    Blocks Per Game
    8. Aisha Thornton 1.17


    Hitting Percentage
    1. Clemson .330
    2. Florida State .289

    Kills Per Game
    1. Florida State 17.04

    Assists Per Game
    1. Florida State 15.29

    Service Aces Per Game
    1. Duke 2.44
    7. Florida State 1.33

    Digs Per Game
    1. Maryland 16.91
    4. Florida State 14.33

    Blocks Per Game
    1. Clemson 3.18
    7. Florida State 2.33

    Solid Starts

  • With a 7-0 start, Florida State is well on its way to another strong start. Last season, the Lady Seminoles won their first 12 matches, breaking a 15-year record (8-0 in 1982) for the program’s best start. FSU’s first loss last season came in its 13th match against then-#3 Florida in front of a record home crowd of over 2,700 fans. Consistent Play
  • The Lady Seminoles aren’t giving up many games this season. The Tribe has dropped just three out of 24 games in its seven matches. In fact, FSU has swept five opponents. Florida State needed 4 games to get past Utah State and 5 to defeat Northern Iowa.
    Werrick: ACC Player of the Week

  • Sophomore outside hitter Jennifer Werrick was named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after helping to lead the Lady Seminoles to a 4-0 record last week. Werrick averaged 5.23 kills and 3.08 digs per game, posting 68 kills, 40 digs, and nine blocks in FSU’s four matches. The Lakeland resident finished the week with a .309 hitting percentage and tallied two double-doubles in the USF Classic in Tampa. Zulueta: Home Sweet Home
  • FSU’s weekend tournament in California will be the first opportunity for junior setter Kensy Zulueta to play a collegiate match in her home state. Zulueta played her high school career in Mission Viejo. 1968-1998: 30 Years of Women’s Athletics * Florida State University is proud to be entering its 30th year of women’s intercollegiate athletics.

    National Acclaim

    * With a strong finish last season, 6 starters, and 10 letterwinners returning, the Lady Seminoles have gained attention across the country. FSU has moved up in both the AVCA / USA Today Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Poll each week this season. AVCA / USA Today Coaches Poll

    Preseason #24
    September 8th #22
    September 15th #19

    Volleyball Magazine Poll
    Preseason #19
    September 8th #17

    Sweet Revenge

  • Florida State got some revenge during the South Florida Classic last weekend. Each of its three opponents had handed FSU a post-season loss in the schools’ previous meeting. South Florida eliminated FSU from the NCAA Tournament last year with a 3-2 defeat of the Lady Seminoles in Gainesville. In FSU’s last meeting with California, the Golden Bears knocked FSU out of the 1989 NCAAs, downing the Noles 3-1 in Tallahassee. Finally, the only meeting between Utah State and FSU came in the 3rd place game of the AIAW National Tournament in 1981. The Aggies edged the Lady Seminoles in a best 2-of-3 format 2-1. The revenge… FSU swept both South Florida and California and downed Utah State by a 3-1 margin. Pinpoint Serves
  • One of FSU’s strong points during the FSU Classic to open the season was its serve. Susan Hawks recorded a career-high 5 service aces against FIU after posting 4 against SLU on Friday night. During the Classic, the Lady Seminoles talled 23 aces in 11 games.


    Through 7 matches

    Fiona Bolten
    vs. Northern Iowa 55 assists 19 digs
    at South Florida 47 assists 18 digs
    vs- Utah State 60 assists 12 digs

    Holly Schneider
    vs. Northern Iowa 17 kills 14 digs
    at South Florida 13 kills 14 digs
    vs- California 12 kills 12 digs
    vs- Utah State 18 kills 10 digs

    Jennifer Werrick
    vs. Northern Iowa 14 kills 20 digs
    at South Florida 16 kills 15 digs
    vs- California 18 kills 11 digs

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