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BIG 12 STANDINGS — DECEMBER 11, 2004
Team
Conference
Overall
Nebraska
20 - 0
30 - 2
Texas
16 - 4
26 - 5
Missouri
14 - 6
20 - 9
Texas A & M
14 - 6
19 - 9
Kansas State
13 - 7
20 - 11
Kansas
9 - 11
19 - 12
Colorado
9 - 11
14 - 14
Texas Tech
6 - 14
10 - 16
Oklahoma
4 - 16
12 - 17
Baylor
4 - 16
12 - 19
Iowa State
1 - 19
8 - 21

Click for 2000 - 2004 Big 12 Standings.




2004      2003      2002      2001


2004 Media Coverage


2000 NCAA tournament bracket    2001 NCAA tournament bracket
2002 NCAA tournament bracket    2003 NCAA tournament bracket
2004 NCAA tournament bracket     


Click here to see last season's page.


AVCA Women's Volleyball Top 25 Pollreleased on Mondays -- also past polls
American Volleyball Coaches Associationthe AVCA collegiate site
Big 12 Volleyballthe official Big 12 site
Big 12 Volleyball All-Time Record Book48 K .pdf file / Acrobat Reader needed
Big 12 Volleyball Stats All Matches     Conference Matches Only     Cumulative Stats
Big 12 Volleyball Weekly Release400 K .pdf file / Acrobat Reader needed
K-State Volleyball official K-State Sports Information site
K-State Volleyball Media GuideRead the guide in a series of PDF files.
K-State Volleyball Season Records 2003lots of individual and team accomplishments!
K-State Volleyball Story Archivesofficial K-State Sports Information releases
NCAA Volleyballmain women's volleyball page
NCAA Volleyball Schedule/Results2003 NCAA Division I tournament
NCAA Volleyball Schedule/Results2004 NCAA Division I tournament
NCAA Volleyball StatsNCAA official site -- individual and team stats
Rich Kern.comtons of info on Division I women's volleyball
Rich Kern's K-State Press Releasesreleases for the current season
USA Volleyball National Teamsinfo on the Olympic team
Volleyball World Widea.k.a. Volleyball.org
Volleyball World Wide - Women's Sectioninfo on schools and championships
Yahoo! Sports: Broadcast CoverageInternet audio play-by-play
VOLLEYBALL SITES

Baylor   CU   ISU   KSU   KU   MU   NU   OU   Texas   Texas A&M   Texas Tech
SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Baylor   CU   ISU   KSU   KU   MU   NU   OU   Texas   Texas A&M   Texas Tech
STUDENT NEWSPAPERS

Baylor   CU   ISU   KSU   KU   MU   NU   OU   Texas   Texas A&M   Texas Tech



8/08/05  AVCA Preseason Poll
Kansas State just missed making the preseason poll, coming in at #26. Big 12 teams in the poll are: #1 Nebraska, #11 Texas, #16 Texas A & M and #21 Missouri.

8/03/05  USA Today/CSTV Poll
Our Cats have been ranked #6 in the Big 12 preseason poll, announced today. Here's the poll: 1. NU    2. MU    3. Texas    4. TAMU    5. KU (yeah, right)    6. KSU    7. Baylor    7. CU    9. OU    10. TTU    11. ISU

12/22/04  USA Today/CSTV Poll
The Cats ended the season ranked #23. Their Big 12 competition fared well in the rankings, with Nebraska #5, Texas #11, Texas A & M #20 and Missouri #24. Jim McLaughlin's Washington Huskies ended the season ranked #3. Congrats to our former coach for a tremendous 28 - 3 record!

12/16/04  Vali Hejjas is an AVCA All-American!
The American Volleyball Coaches Associtation named Vali an Honorable Mention All-American today, capping two outstanding years as an outside hitter for the Cats. She joins Lauren Goehring, Dawn Cady Sullivan, Gabby Guerre and Liz Wegner as the Wildcats who have attained All-American recognition. Here's the complete press release. Congratulations, Vali, and thanks for your tremendous contributions to our program!

12/08/04  Vali and Gabby Named to AVCA All-Central Region Team
Senior Vali Hejjas was named to the regional first team and Gabby Guerre was named to the honorable mention team, making both eligible to be named All-Americans. Here's the complete press release.

As a junior transfer last year, Vali quickly became known for her powerful hitting ability, leaving a mark in several records in only two years with us. This year she was also fifth in the Big 12 in service aces in conference games. She leaves K-State as a two-time Big 12 First Team member, and was the first Big 12 Player of the Week this season.

Gabby Guerre leaves K-State with three All-Big 12 honors, was a 2003 Honorable Mention All-American and has numerous academic honors. She finished the season in the Big 12 top ten in assists and hitting percentage. A versatile and dependable player, Gabby figures in numerous records, and specialized in collecting double-doubles and triple-doubles.

11/28/04  Big 12 Honors for Four Wildcats
Dallas - Senior outside hitter Vali Hejjas and setter Gabby Guerre have been named to the Big 12 2004 First Team. Senior middle blocker Lisa Martin is on the Honorable Mention Team. Freshman Angie "Ace" Lastra has been named Big 12 Libero of the Year, continuing the tradition established by Laura Downey-Wallace the past two years. Here's the Big 12's press release.

11/06/04  Rita Liliom cleared to play
Head coach Suzie Fritz was obviously delighted when Rita Liliom was cleared to play by the NCAA, as Rita started in the Nebraska match and played quite a few minutes. The freshman from Hungary had some qualifying issues that are not uncommon when the NCAA certifies an athlete from a foreign country.

10/30/04  K-State dominates the Sunflower series.
Today's sweep of KU marked a milestone. The Cats are now undefeated vs. KU over a span of 10 seasons! KU last won a match on November 16, 1994. Be sure to bring up this fun fact when the basketball streak is mentioned.

10/30/04  Banners Honoring Cady and Goehring Displayed
Suspended from a catwalk in Mike Ahearn Field House are two new banners. One banner honors our outstanding middle blocker and 2003 1st Team AVCA All-American, Lauren Goehring. Lauren is finishing her K-State degree. The second banner is for Dawn Cady Sullivan, legendary outside hitter from 1996 - 1999, and 2nd Team AVCA All-American in 1999. Dawn played professionally for the Grand Rapids Force after her stellar K-State career, and is now an assistant coach at Illinois State.

10/09/04  New Court Dedicated
The Cats' new court is a gift from the Kevin Irsik family of Ingalls, in memory of their daughter, Terina. It was officially dedicated during the Texas game. Here's the complete story.

9/26/04  Fox Sports Midwest Broadcast Schedule
There will be a tape delay broadcast of the CU match on Sunday, Nov. 14 at 3 P.M.

9/13/04  The Big 12 Digs Angie Lastra!
From the Big 12: Angie Lastra of Kansas State was honored as the Big 12 Volleyball Player of the Week, as announced today. Lastra, a freshman libero from Carolina, Puerto Rico, recorded 84 digs and averaged 5.69 digs per game against the #4-, #5- and #10-ranked teams in the nation. She set a KSU five-game record of 36 digs, and had 7 service aces over the weekend. Angie had 10 or more digs in all four of the Cats' matches during the week, and had two 25-plus dig matches and one blockbuster 35-plus dig performance.

We're keeping Angie for sure! Four more years!

9/06/04  Vali Hejjas is Big 12 Player of the Week.
Vali had a hitting average of .358 this past week, peaking at .529 in the win over Maryland. She had 12 kills and hit .400 vs. #10 California on Saturday.

8/22/04  Kim Zschau Begins Career as Volleyball Coach
Legendary Wildcat Kim (Zschau) Whitney ('95 - '98) was named this summer as head volleyball coach for Pasco Hernando Community College in her native state of Florida. Kim was a unanimous first team All Big 12 selection in 1998, was Academic All Big 12 for three years, has played professionally in the U. S. and Spain, and was a member of the USA Women's National Team from 2000 to 2002. There are great things ahead for PHCC!

  • 8/09/04  Gabby Selected to the Big 12 Preseason Team
    Senior setter Gabby Guerre, a 2003 AVCA Third Team All-American and All-Big 12 player, was one of six players selected to the Big 12 Preseason Team. In all matches played in 2003, Gabby was 3rd in the Big 12 in assists, 4th in hitting percentage and 5th in service aces.

    8/09/04  Cats Picked #2 in the Big 12
    The Big 12 Conference coaches have placed the Wildcats (30 - 5 last year) 2nd in the Big 12 in the preseason poll. Nebraska (28-5) was selected to 1st place in the poll.

    July 2004  Stacy Sykora returns as Olympic libero
    Texas A & M's two-time All-American, Stacy Sykora, will return as libero on the team that came in fourth in 2000. She has been playing professionally in Italy when not training on the USA team. One of the world's greatest volleyball players, she caught my attention during the years when Kim Zschau and Dawn Cady Sullivan were keeping her very busy on the court. Check these links for some more info:

    3/04/04  Coach Fritz for the decade
    A contract extension for Coach Suzie Fritz was announced this week. The term of the contract is from 2004 through 2009. The Big 12 Coach of the Year in 2002 and 2003, Suzie has a record of 71 - 22 as the Cats' head coach.

    1/31/04  A new court for the Cats!
    It was announced at the annual Wildcat Volleyball awards dinner today that the Cats will be playing on a new court next season. Kevin Irsik, a cattleman from Ingalls, is generously picking up the tab. It will be a wood court, but Mr. Irsik says further details are not finalized.

    My favorite non-K-State athlete, Stacy Sykora of Texas A & M, played in most of every game of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, as the team's libero. Team USA finished one match short of a medal, thanks in no small part to Stacy's awesome digs. She was a great competitor vs. the Cats, and a two-time All-American. Now, in 2003, Stacy is a libero on the Women's National Team.




  • December 13, 2004
           
    Hitting Percentage
      Lisa Martin
    6th
    .339
     
    Kills
      Vali Hejjas
    10th
    3.90/game
     
    Assists
      Gabby Guerre
    7th
    11.40/game
     
    Service Aces
      Angie Lastra
    1st
    0.59/game
     
    Blocks
      Lisa Martin
    5th
    1.40/game
      Joy Hamlin
    7th
    1.34/game
     
    Digs
      Angie Lastra
    3rd
    4.36/game


    December 13, 2004
           
    Hitting Percentage
      Lisa Martin
    4th
    .356
      Gabby Guerre
    10th
    .312
     
    Kills
      Vali Hejjas
    9th
    4.01/game
     
    Assists
      Gabby Guerre
    7th
    11.51/game
     
    Service Aces
      Angie Lastra
    1st
    0.58/game
      Vali Hejjas
    5th
    0.42/game
     
    Blocks
      Lisa Martin
    7th
    1.38/game
      Joy Hamlin
    8th
    1.37/game
     
    Digs
      Angie Lastra
    4th
    4.22/game


    December 26, 2004
           
    Service Aces
      Angie Lastra
    14th
    0.59/game
     
    Blocks
      Lisa Martin
    43rd
    1.40/game


    2005 Volleyball Recruits
    Name Height Position Home Town (Last School)
    Tiffany Johnson 5-11 MB Baltimore, Maryland (Arundel Gambrills)


    My new FAQ section was put together because some new fans may not know a great deal about the game of volleyball. When I started going back in the mid 90s, I didn't have much idea of what was going on. Hopefully new fans will find something that will help in their understanding and enjoyment of college volleyball. Coaches and players who look over this material will probably have a good laugh at some ridiculous mistake I've made. It's a work in progress. Suggestions are welcome.

    The photo gallery has been removed from this page. All the photos I have from 2004 can be found in the current Photo Gallery.


    1. Volleyball Records

    • NCAA, September, $12.50 + shipping
    • POB 361147    Indianapolis, IN  46236-5323
    • (888) 388-9748 (toll-free)
    • (order online)

    2. Volleyball Statistician's Manual

    • NCAA, July, $5.25 + shipping
    • POB 361147    Indianapolis, IN  46236-5323
    • (888) 388-9748 (toll-free)
    • (order online)

    3. Women's Volleyball Rules

    • NCAA, June, $7.80 + shipping
    • POB 361147    Indianapolis, IN  46236-5323
    • (888) 388-9748 (toll-free)
    • (order online)
    4. K-State Volleyball Media Guide
    • K-State Sports Information, September, $10
    • Kansas State Sports Information    Department of Athletics    1800 College Avenue, Suite 37    Manhattan, KS 66506
    • (785) 532-6735
    • www.k-statesports.com

    Volleyball World Wide has a nice listing of books on fundamentals, playing and coaching volleyball.


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