About the Mighty, Mighty Sagehens:

The 2008 Sagehens at roost

Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball is a program on a mission (not from God, but from Val); not only to become a top SCIAC team, but to qualify for the post season and compete in the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament (that starts November 12th - mark your calendars).

The Pomona-Pitzer Volleyball program is a member of the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC). The Mighty, Mighty Sagehens practice and play their home games in Pomona College's state of the art multi-million dollar Rains Center, one of the best Division III facilities in the nation.

The Mighty, Mighty Sagehens

Below is a video of the mighty, mighty Sagehens entering the arena for AWAY matches.

"We Are The Sagehens, The Mighty, Mighty Sagehens"

Feel free to sing-along... Just follow the bouncing beak
(if you don't have one, just jiggle your mouse cursor up and down a bit - 47 times)

Everywhere we go
Everywhere we go
People want to know
People want to know
Who we are
Who we are
So we tell them
So we tell them
We are the Sagehens
We are the Sagehens
The MIGHTY MIGHTY Sagehens
The MIGHTY MIGHTY Sagehens
Ooh ah - Oh yeah
Ooh ah - Oh yeah
(Now that's invigorating)

Below is a video of the mighty, mighty Sagehens entering the arena for HOME matches.

Val is shown leading the cheers.

 

Of course, other teams try to emulate...

 

See the complete Pomona-Pitzer Women's Volleyball team schedule. Below you will behind the scenes coverage of your favorite women's volleyball team.

See the latest NCAA Women's College Volleyball DIII Rankings.

This just in from ESPN - new volleyball videos:  A Sarah volleyball six pack. Roof block by Dana. Slow motion of Ali's float serve. Carli video at her summer job. Chris shows off her vertical leap. Jordan the "volleyball hammer" working out. Action shots of Kenz blocking volleyballs in a match. Megan's vertical jump. Heidi digging. Proof that Erin and Emily have been playing volleyball for a long time. Eleanor and Misty May at the beach. Hannah setting the volleyball. Ruchi spiking from her libero position.

 

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Pomona Pitzer Volleyball Season Recap

Date Location Result

Nov 6, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, Univ. of Redlands 1 (23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-16 )
Double: Jordan 13 kills, Sarah 13 kills, Megan 10 kills; Ruchi 17 digs, Heidi 16 digs, Emily 10 digs; Erin 24 assists
Double Double: Kenzie 14 assists / 17 digs


Nov 04, 2008 CALTECH Pomona Pitzer 3, CIT 0 (25-11,25-9,25-7)
Double: Erin 11 assists
Double Double: Hannah 10 assists / 10 digs

Nov 01, 2008 Pomona College Cal Lutheran 3, Pomona Pitzer 0 (25-23,25-19,25-23)
Double: Ruchi 15 digs; Erin 11 assists
Double Double: Kenzie 12 assists / 14 digs


Oct 28, 2008 La Verne, CA University of LaVern 3, Pomona Pitzer 0 (25-11,25-23,25-10)
Double: Ruchi 28 digs, Heidi 17 digs; Erin 13 assists, Kenzie 12 assists

Oct 25, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, ClaremontMuddScripps 0 (25-19,25-18,25-20)
Double: Sarah 12 kills; Ruchi 12 digs, Emily 11 digs; Erin 18 assists
Double Double: Kenzie 21 assists / 11 digs


Oct 24, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, Occidental College 0 (25-14,25-23,25-18)
Double: Jordan 13 kills; Ruchi 14 digs, Kenzie 12 digs, Emily 10 digs; Erin 19 assists

Oct 21, 2008 Whittier College Pomona Pitzer 3, WC 0 (25-17,25-19,25-14)
Double: Jordan 10 kills; Emily 12 digs; Hannah 11 assists
Double Double: Erin 16 assists / 10 digs


Oct 14, 2008 Orange, CA CU 3, Pomona Pitzer 2 (25-19,19-25,25-14,24-26,17-15)
Double: Sarah 15 kills, Dana 14 kills, Jordan 13 kills; Ruchi 32 digs, Emily 20 digs, Heidi 12 digs; Erin 21 assists
Double Double: Kenzie 26 assists / 31 digs


Oct 11, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, CU 1 (21-25,26-24,25-18,25-19)
Double: Jordan 17 kills, Megan 11 kills, Sarah 10 kills; Ruchi 31 digs, Emily 11 digs, Heidi 10 digs; Erin 29 assists, Kenzie 14 assists

Oct 11, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, ETOWN 0 (25-22,25-22,25-23)
Double: Jordan 12 kills, Sarah 11 kills; Ruchi 20 digs; Erin 18 assists, Kenzie 11 assists

Oct 10, 2008 Redlands, CA Pomona Pitzer 3, Univ. of Redlands 1 (24-26,25-22,25-20,25-18)
Double: Jordan 12 kills, Sarah 11 kills; Ruchi 21 digs, Emily 14 digs, Heidi 12 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 25 assists / 11 digs, Erin 15 assists / 11 digs

Oct 07, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, CIT 0 (25-13,25-5,25-10)
Double: Emily 10 kills; Erin 20 assists, Hanna 14 assists

Oct 04, 2008 Thousand Oaks, CA Cal Lutheran 3, Pomona Pitzer 0 (25-12,25-14,25-16)

Oct 03, 2008 Pomona College University of LaVern 3, Pomona Pitzer 0 (25-20,25-16,25-20)
Double: Erin 12 assists, Kenzie 10 assists; Kenzie 15 digs, Ruchi 12 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 10 assists / 15 digs

Sep 30, 2008 Claremont ClaremontMuddScripps 3, Pomona Pitzer 1 (25-23,25-22,21-25,25-21)
Double: Sarah 11 kills; Kenzie 18 assists, Erin 23 assists; Ruchi 26 digs, Erin 15 digs, Emily 12 digs
Double Double: Erin 15 assists / 15 digs


Sep 26, 2008 Los Angeles, CA Pomona Pitzer 3, Occidental College 0 (25-10,25-10,25-13)
Double: Erin 17 assists

Sep 23, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, WC 0 (25-8,25-11,25-21)
Double: Sarah 11 kills, Megan 10 kills; Erin 23 assists, Kenzie 11 assists; Emily 15 digs, Ruchi 13 digs, Heidi 10 digs

Sep 20, 2008 Bridgewater College Pomona Pitzer 3, Bridgewater College 1 (25-9,21-25,25-17,25-19)
Double: Jordan 10 kills; Erin 25 assists, Ruchi 25 digs
Triple Double: Kenzie 12 kills / 16 assists / 11 digs

Sep 20, 2008 Bridgewater College Pomona Pitzer 3, Randolph College 0 (25-14,25-19,25-11)
Double: Megan 13 kills; Erin 16 assists, Hannah 10 assists; Ruchi 12 digs

Sep 20, 2008 Bridgewater College Pomona Pitzer 3, Southern Virginia U 1 (25-9,20-25,25-15,25-19)
Double: Megan 18 kills, Sarah 13 kills; Ruchi 23 digs, Emily 11 digs; Erin 26 assists, Kenzie 21 assists

Sep 19, 2008 Bridgewater College Pomona Pitzer 3, Sweet Briar College 0 (25-17,25-14,25-13)
Double: Megan 11 kills; Erin 20 assists, Kenzie 11 assists; Ruchi 19 digs, Emily 15 digs

Sep 12, 2008 California Lutheran CSU East Bay 3, Pomona Pitzer 1 (25-18,26-24,22-25,26-24)
Double: Ruchi 19 digs, Heidi 11 digs, Erin 22 assists
Double Double: Kenzie 11 assists / 17 digs

Sep 13, 2008 California Lutheran U C Santa Cruz 3, Pomona Pitzer 0 (25-23,25-14,25-16)
Double: Erin 17 assists, Kenzie 11 assists, Ruchi 13 digs

Sep 13, 2008 California Lutheran Pomona Pitzer 3, Willamette 0 (25-16,25-10,25-17)
Double: Erin 12 assists; Ruchi 18 digs

Sep 12, 2008 California Lutheran Pomona Pitzer 3, WHEATON COLLEGE MA 0 (25-17,25-19,25-13)

Double: Ruchi 17 digs, Emily 12 digs, Kenzie 11 digs, Erin 10 digs
Double Double: Erin 24 assists / 10 digs; Kenzie 10 assists / 11 digs

Sep 05, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, Pacific University 0 (25-16,25-17,25-20)
Double: Jordan 12 kills; Ruchi 14 digs
Double Double: Erin 18 assists / 10 digs; Kenzie 15 assists / 11 digs

Sep 06, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, Lewis & Clark 1 (15-25,25-20,25-19,25-15)
Double: Megan 10 kills; Erin 16 assists, Kenzie 16 assists, Ruchi 20 digs, Emily 17 digs

Sep 06, 2008 Pomona College Pomona Pitzer 3, Wheaton College IL 1 (22-25,25-9,25-14,26-24)
Double: Megan 20 kills; Erin 30 assists; Ruchi 18 digs, Emily 16 digs, Heidi 10 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 17 assists / 19 digs

Sep 05, 2008 Pomona College Pacific Lutheran 3, Pomona Pitzer 1 (25-13,25-21,17-25,25-16)
Double: Erin 19 assists; Ruchi 18 digs, Emily 15 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 13 assists / 14 digs

University of Redlands
November 6, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Redlands volleyball match

Val and the PP earn 20 wins (20-9) for the first time ever.
Last year the team was 12-11.

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (20-9) beat Redlands 23-25, 25-13, 25-19, 25-16

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Kills: Jordan 13, Sarah 13, Megan 10
Assists:
Erin 24, Kenzie 14
Digs:  Kenzie 17, Ruchi 17, Heidi 16, Emily 10
Blocks:  Dana 2, Sarah 2

Double: Jordan 13 kills, Sarah 13 kills, Megan 10 kills; Ruchi 17 digs, Heidi 16 digs, Emily 10 digs; Erin 24 assists

Double Double:  Kenzie 14 assists / 17 digs

 

Cal Tech
November 4, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Cal Tech volleyball match

The student body claps an asymmetrical tune they learned in astro-physics class in order
 to try and disrupt our servers alpha wave concentration

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (19-9) beat Cal Tech 25-11, 25-9, 25-7

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Kills:  Dana 8, Jordan 5, Carly 4, El 4
Assists: Erin 12, Hannah 10
Digs:  Hannah 10, Emily 9, Ruchi 8
Blocks:  Dana 7, Carly 3

Double: Erin 11 assists

Double Double: Hannah 10 assists / 10 digs

 

Cal Lutheran
November 1, 2008

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (18-9) lost to Cal Lu 25-23, 25-19, 25-23

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Kills:  Jordan 9, Sarah 7,  Eleanor 5
Assists: Kenzie 12, Erin 11
Digs:  Ruchi 15, Kenzie 14
Blocks:  Eleanor 3, Megan 3, Dana 2

Double: Ruchi 15 digs; Erin 11 assists

Double Double: Kenzie 12 assists / 14 digs

 

Coach Dave with goatee

Coach Dave after he shaved

 

University of La Verne
October 28, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the La Verne volleyball match

Here La Verne Coach Don Flora attends a PP volleyball practice to scout our girls before the match

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (18-8) lost to ULV 25-11, 25-23, 25-10

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Kills:  Sarah 6, Jordan 6, Megan 5
Assists: Erin 13, Kenzie 12
Digs:  Ruchi 28, Heidi 17
Blocks:  Eleanor 1, Megan 1

Double: Ruchi 28 digs, Heidi 17 digs; Erin 13 assists, Kenzie 12 assists

 
2008 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERCOL. ATH CONF.
SCAIC Volleyball Stats
 Conference Team Leaders as of Oct 26, 2008



HITTING PERCENTAGE          G  Kills  Errs Total   Pct
------------------------------------------------------
1.  Cal Lutheran........   80    983   333  2514  .259
2.  Univ. of La Verne...   67    866   303  2389  .236
3.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92   1114   437  3173  .213
4.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81    979   399  2875  .202
5.  Univ. of Redlands...   72    753   380  2519  .148
6.  Whittier College....   55    443   268  1703  .103
7.  Occidental College..   39    314   207  1102  .097
8.  Caltech.............   38    138   191   890  -.060

OPPONENT HITTING PCT        G  Kills  Errs Total   Pct
------------------------------------------------------
1.  Cal Lutheran........   80    644   412  2301  .101
2.  Univ. of La Verne...   67    675   372  2444  .124
3.  Univ. of Redlands...   72    688   370  2264  .140
4.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81    536   265  1854  .146
5.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92    566   293  1764  .155
6.  Occidental College..   39    408   171  1098  .216
7.  Whittier College....   55    599   212  1739  .223
8.  Caltech.............   38    390   128  1121  .234

ASSISTS                     G    No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------
1.  Univ. of La Verne...   67    772  11.52
2.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92   1038  11.28
3.  Cal Lutheran........   80    887  11.09
4.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81    877  10.83
5.  Univ. of Redlands...   72    674   9.36
6.  Occidental College..   39    272   6.97
7.  Whittier College....   55    383   6.96
8.  Caltech.............   38    118   3.11

KILLS                       G    No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------
1.  Univ. of La Verne...   67    866  12.93
2.  Cal Lutheran........   80    983  12.29
3.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92   1114  12.11
4.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81    979  12.09
5.  Univ. of Redlands...   72    753  10.46
6.  Whittier College....   55    443   8.05
7.  Occidental College..   39    314   8.05
8.  Caltech.............   38    138   3.63

BLOCKS                      G   Solo  Asst Total  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------------------
1.  Univ. of La Verne...   67     31   176 119.0   1.78
2.  Occidental College..   39     33    69  67.5   1.73
3.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81     19   239 138.5   1.71
4.  Univ. of Redlands...   72     25   160 105.0   1.46
5.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92     31   180 121.0   1.32
6.  Cal Lutheran........   80     32   141 102.5   1.28
7.  Whittier College....   55     29    62  60.0   1.09
8.  Caltech.............   38     10    36  28.0   0.74

SERVICE ACES                G    No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------
1.  Cal Lutheran........   80    196   2.45
2.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81    150   1.85
3.  Univ. of Redlands...   72    133   1.85
4.  Occidental College..   39     71   1.82
5.  Univ. of La Verne...   67    121   1.81
6.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92    113   1.23
7.  Whittier College....   55     54   0.98
8.  Caltech.............   38     34   0.89

                      |--Conference---|  |---Overall----|
MATCH WON-LOST PCT       W-L        Pct    W-L        Pct
---------------------------------------------------------
Univ. of La Verne...     9-0      1.000   18-2       .900
Cal Lutheran........     8-2       .800   20-6       .769
Pomona Pitzer.......     7-3       .700   18-6       .750
ClaremontMuddScripps     6-3       .667   15-10      .600
Univ. of Redlands...     4-5       .444   10-11      .476
Occidental College..     1-6       .143    5-7       .417
Whittier College....     1-9       .100    3-14      .176
Caltech.............     0-8       .000    0-12      .000

DIGS                        G    No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------
1.  Pomona Pitzer.......   81   1421  17.54
2.  Univ. of La Verne...   67   1149  17.15
3.  ClaremontMuddScripps   92   1445  15.71
4.  Univ. of Redlands...   72   1113  15.46
5.  Whittier College....   55    820  14.91
6.  Cal Lutheran........   80   1141  14.26
7.  Occidental College..   39    475  12.18
8.  Caltech.............   38    261   6.87
2008 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERCOL. ATH CONF.
SCAIC Volleyball Stats
 Individual Leaders as of Oct 26, 2008
 (Players listed below meet or exceed the minimums
 and have played in at least 50.00 percent of their team's games.)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (Minimum .200/3.0 attacks per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G Kills  Errs Total   Pct
------------------------------------------------------------------
1.  Allison Kerr........  CLU      SO   84   208    48   419  .382
2.  Crista Jones........  ULV      JR   65   191    50   412  .342
3.  Megan Prior.........  PP       SR   81   199    45   466  .330
4.  Helena Bottemiller..  CMS      SR   68   144    36   334  .323
5.  Erin Exline.........  CLU      SO   76   125    34   296  .307
6.  Cori Hayes..........  CLU      JR   70   134    39   325  .292
7.  Jamie Matusiak......  CMS      JR   85   177    65   393  .285
8.  Summer Plante-Newman  CLU      SR   62   187    63   462  .268
9.  Phillips, Megan.....  UR            71   165    57   403  .268
10. Kenzie Aries........  PP       FR   72   105    32   285  .256

KILLS (Minimum 2.00 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------------------
1.  Brianna Gonzales....  ULV      SR   65   261   4.02
2.  Keisha O'Brien......  WC            44   168   3.82
3.  Summer Plante-Newman  CLU      SR   62   187   3.02
4.  Crista Jones........  ULV      JR   65   191   2.94
5.  Sarah Amos..........  PP       JR   59   155   2.63
6.  Gwynne Davis........  OXY      FR   39   102   2.62
7.  Allison Kerr........  CLU      SO   84   208   2.48
8.  Megan Prior.........  PP       SR   81   199   2.46
9.  Jordan Hammond......  PP       FR   73   179   2.45
10. Hamilton, Jackie....  UR            71   171   2.41

ASSISTS (Minimum 5.00 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------------------
1.  Yesenia Lopez.......  ULV      JR   66   612   9.27
2.  Alex Harrison.......  CMS      SR   91   840   9.23
3.  Lindsey Benson......  CLU      SR   79   694   8.78
4.  Erin Saliba.........  PP       SO   79   454   5.75
5.  Smith, Kelina.......  UR            68   380   5.59
6.  Sara Araiza.........  WC            54   270   5.00

SERVICE ACES (Minimum 0.10 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------------------
1.  Summer Plante-Newman  CLU      SR   62    42   0.68
2.  Lindsey Benson......  CLU      SR   79    42   0.53
3.  Allison Kerr........  CLU      SO   84    40   0.48
4.  Douglass, Katy......  UR            40    17   0.43
5.  Kathryn Bockmon.....  OXY      SO   38    16   0.42
6.  Emily Saliba........  PP       SO   81    33   0.41
7.  Erin Saliba.........  PP       SO   79    30   0.38
8.  Massei, Ali.........  UR            43    16   0.37
9.  Kate Meyer..........  OXY           35    13   0.37
10. Rebecca Villanueva..  ULV      SO   63    23   0.37


DIGS (Minimum 1.00 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
-------------------------------------------------------
1.  Harding, Lauren.....  UR            51   280   5.49
2.  Ruchi Patel.........  PP       SR   80   396   4.95
3.  Chelsea Sleight.....  ULV      SO   65   310   4.77
4.  Elicia Hildreth.....  CLU      SR   78   322   4.13
5.  Greer Donley........  CMS      SR   86   338   3.93
6.  Jennifer Salas......  WC            39   147   3.77
7.  Keisha O'Brien......  WC            44   159   3.61
8.  Brianna Gonzales....  ULV      SR   65   229   3.52
9.  Jessica Waggoner....  CMS      SO   92   296   3.22
10. Ginger Grimes.......  OXY           39   125   3.21

Coach Allison is getting married.
Congrats to the lucky man...

Claremont McKenna Scripps (CMS) College
October 25, 2008

It was senior night for Ruchi and Megan

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the CMS volleyball match

Val called the serves

Pomona-Pitzer played
GREAT defense

Pomona-Pitzer
served aces

Pomona-Pitzer hit
like a monster

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (18-7) beat CMS 25-17, 25-19, 25-14

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Kills:  Sarah 12, Jordan 9, Eleanor 7, Megan 5
Assists: Kenzie 21, Erin 18
Digs:  Ruchi 12, Kenzie 11, Emily 11
Blocks:  Eleanor 2, Dana 2, Jordan 1

Double: Sarah 12 kills; Ruchi 12 digs, Emily 11 digs; Erin 18 assists

Double Double: Kenzie 21 assists / 11 digs

 

Occidental College
October 24, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Oxy volleyball match

Jungle Ball

 

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (17-7) beat Occidental 25-14, 25-23, 25-18

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Kills:  Jordan 13, Sarah 8, Dana 6, Kenzie 5
Assists: Erin 19, Kenzie 8, Hannah 5
Digs:  Ruchi 14, Kenzie 12, Emily 10, Heidi 8
Blocks:  Megan 5, Kenzie 2, Sarah 2, Dana 2, Carly 1, Christine 1, Jordan 1

Double: Jordan 13 kills; Ruchi 14 digs, Kenzie 12 digs, Emily 10 digs; Erin 19 assists

 

Whittier College
October 21, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Whittier volleyball match

Poets write own epitaph...

 

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (16-7) beat Whittier Chapman 25-17, 25-19, 25-14

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Kills:  Jordan 10, Eleanor 4, Sarah 4, Dana 4, Carly 3
Assists: Erin 16, Hannah 11
Digs:  Emily 12, Erin 10, Ruchi 8
Blocks:  Megan 2, Sarah 2,  Christine 1

Double: Jordan 10 kills; Emily 12 digs; Hannah 11 assists

Double Double: Erin 16 assists / 10 digs

 

Chapman College
October 14, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Chapman volleyball match

Ruchi has 32 digs, Kenzie had 31, Emily had 20, Heidi 12

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (15-7) lost to Chapman 25-19,19-25,25-14,24-26,17-15

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Kills:  Sarah 15, Dana 14, Jordan 13, Kenzie 8
Assists: Kenzie 26, Erin 21
Digs:  Ruchi 32, Kenzie 31, Emily 20, Heidi 12, Megan 9
Blocks:  Dana 6, Kenzie 3, Sarah 3, Megan 1, Jordan 1

Double: Sarah 15 kills, Dana 14 kills, Jordan 13 kills; Ruchi 32 digs, Emily 20 digs, Heidi 12 digs; Erin 21 assists

Double Double: Kenzie 26 assists / 31 digs

Chapman College
October 11, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Chapman volleyball match

Ruchi has 31 digs

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer (15-6) beat Chapman 21-25,26-24,25-18,25-19

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Kills:  Jordan 17, Megan 11, Sarah 10, Kenzie 8
Assists: Erin 29, Kenzie 14
Aces: Ruchi 2, Erin 2, Emily 1
Digs:  Ruchi 31, Emily 13, Heidi 10, Kenzie 9
Blocks: Megan 7, Jordan 6, Dana 3, Eleanor 2, Kenzie 2,  Sarah 1

Double: Jordan 17 kills, Megan 11 kills, Sarah 10 kills; Ruchi 31 digs, Emily 11 digs, Heidi 10 digs; Erin 29 assists, Kenzie 14 assists

Elizabethtown
October 11, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the E-town volleyball match

Flew in...

Lost

Flew home

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (14-6) beat Elizabethtown 25-22,25-22,25-23

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Kills:  Jordan 12, Megan 7, Kenzie 6
Assists: Erin 18, Kenzie 11
Aces: Heidi 1, Eleanor 1
Digs:  Ruchi 20, Carly 7, Emily 6
Blocks: Eleanor 4, Dana 3, Megan 2, Kenzie 1, Jordan 1

Double: Jordan 12 kills, Sarah 11 kills; Ruchi 20 digs; Erin 18 assists, Kenzie 11 assists

Redlands
October 10, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the University of Redlands volleyball match

Redland's Coach Mari Burningham

More on Mari

High School: Two sport star in volleyball and basketball at Sky View High School ... in volleyball, two-year high school MVP and team captain ... Tri Valley Athlete of the Year ... two-time Region 5 Player of the Year ... led team to region title in 1994 ... 1994 Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune Player of the Year ... three-year All-State selection ... earned All-State, All-Region and school MVP honors in basketball as well. Honors: Played with the US Youth National Team between junior and senior years in high school ... Volleyball magazine "Fab 50" recruit.

Personal Info
High School: Sky View
Major: Sociology
Parents: Lee and Zan Burningham
Family: Two younger brothers - that she likes to beat up
Hobbies: Fly fishing, snowboarding, sky diving, snorkeling, hiking, reading, writing, art, listening to music, movies, walking and puddle jumping with Matthew. Has 2 reggae dogs that groove to Bob Marley.
Favorite Book: Watchers
Favorite Authors: Patricia Cornwell and Dean Koontz
Favorite Groups: Marley, Indigo Girls and Alice n' Chains
Favorite Actress: Madeline Stowe
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Place: The Bahamas
Favorite Basketball Player: Michael Jordan
Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (13-6) beat Redlands 24-26, 25-22, 25-20, 20, 25-18

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Kills:  Jordan 12, Sarah 11, Eleanor 7, Megan 6, Kenzie 5
Assists: Kenzie 25, Erin 15
Aces: Ruchi 2, Kenzie 2
Digs:  Ruchi 21, Emily 14, Heidi 12, Kenzie 11, Erin 11
Blocks: Dana 4, Kenzie 3, Megan 2, Sarah 2

Double: Jordan 12 kills, Sarah 11 kills; Ruchi 21 digs, Emily 14 digs, Heidi 12 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 25 assists / 11 digs, Erin 15 assists / 11 digs

Cal Tech
October 7, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Cal Tech volleyball match

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (12-6) beat CIT 25-13, 25-5, 25-10

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Kills:  Emily 10, Dana 9, Megan 8
Assists: Erin 20, Hanna 14
Aces: Ruchi 4, Erin 3, Emily 2, Megan 2
Digs:  Emily 7, Ruchi 6
Blocks: Megan 2, Eleanor 2, Christine 1

Double: Emily 10 kills; Erin 20 assists, Hanna 14 assists

 

  2008 Southern California (SCIAC) Conference
Volleyball Individual Leaders as of Oct 01, 2008


 (Players listed below meet or exceed the minimums and have played in at least 50.00 percent of their team's games.)

HITTING PERCENTAGE (Minimum .200/3.0 attacks per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G Kills  Errs Total   Pct
------------------------------------------------------------------
1.  Megan Prior.........  PP       SR   48   144    21   299  .411
2.  Crista Jones........  ULV      JR   31    99    22   206  .374
3.  Allison Kerr........  CLU      SO   46   110    29   239  .339
4.  Summer Plante-Newman  CLU      SR   45   145    38   350  .306
5.  Capozzoli, Emily....  UR            16    38    11    90  .300
6.  Helena Bottemiller..  CMS      SR   36    72    21   171  .298
7.  Erin Exline.........  CLU      SO   46    75    22   179  .296
8.  Kenzie Aries........  PP       FR   45    67    19   166  .289
9.  Brianna Gonzales....  ULV      SR   31   123    38   320  .266
10. Dana Kittrelle......  PP       JR   47    70    21   190  .258

KILLS (Minimum 2.00 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
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1.  Brianna Gonzales....  ULV      SR   31   123   3.97
2.  Keisha O'Brien......  WC            30   106   3.53
3.  Summer Plante-Newman  CLU      SR   45   145   3.22
4.  Crista Jones........  ULV      JR   31    99   3.19
5.  Megan Prior.........  PP       SR   48   144   3.00
6.  Sarah Amos..........  PP       JR   33    86   2.61

7.  Sarah Marietta......  CMS      FR   56   144   2.57
8.  Allison Kerr........  CLU      SO   46   110   2.39
9.  Capozzoli, Emily....  UR            16    38   2.38
10. Hamilton, Jackie....  UR            20    44   2.20

ASSISTS (Minimum 5.00 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
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1.  Yesenia Lopez.......  ULV      JR   32   293   9.16
2.  Alex Harrison.......  CMS      SR   59   538   9.12
3.  Lindsey Benson......  CLU      SR   47   401   8.53
4.  Erin Saliba.........  PP       SO   47   285   6.06
5.  Sara Araiza.........  WC            31   165   5.32


SERVICE ACES (Minimum 0.10 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
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1.  Massei, Ali.........  UR            12    10   0.83
2.  Allison Kerr........  CLU      SO   46    24   0.52
3.  Lindsey Benson......  CLU      SR   47    24   0.51
4.  Emily Saliba........  PP       SO   48    24   0.50
    Baga, Dory..........  UR            12     6   0.50
6.  Summer Plante-Newman  CLU      SR   45    22   0.49
7.  Brianna Gonzales....  ULV      SR   31    15   0.48
8.  Rebecca Villanueva..  ULV      SO   30    14   0.47
9.  Lisa Yee............  CIT           13     6   0.46
10. Erin Saliba.........  PP       SO   47    20   0.43


DIGS (Minimum 1.00 per game)
Player                    Team     Cl    G   No.  Avg/G
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1.  Harding, Lauren.....  UR            12    68   5.67
2.  Ruchi Patel.........  PP       SR   48   238   4.96
3.  Chelsea Slieght.....  ULV      SO   31   152   4.90
4.  Jennifer Salas......  WC            27   120   4.44
5.  Greer Donley........  CMS      SR   53   198   3.74
6.  Elicia Hildreth.....  CLU      SR   46   168   3.65
7.  Brianna Gonzales....  ULV      SR   31   101   3.26
8.  Keisha O'Brien......  WC            30    96   3.20
9.  Jessica Waggoner....  CMS      SO   59   185   3.14
10. Ginger Grimes.......  OXY           19    59   3.11
 

California Lutheran
October 4, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Cal Lu volleyball match

 

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (11-4) lost to Cal Lu 25-12, 25-14, 25-16

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Kills:  Sarah 5, Dana 4
Assists: Erin 7, Kenzie 7
Aces: Emily 1, Megan 1
Digs: Ruchi 9, Erin 7, Kenzie 6
Blocks:  Megan 3, Eleanor 1, Kenzie 1, Christine 1

 

University of La Verne
October 3, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the ULV volleyball match

The match was closer than the score

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (11-5) lost to ULV 25-20, 25-16, 25-20

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Kills:  Megan 5, Sarah 5, Eleanor 4, Kenzie 4
Assists: Erin 12, Kenzie 10
Aces: Megan 3, Emily 2
Digs: Kenzie 15, Ruchi 12, Emily 8
Blocks: Megan 2, Sarah 1, Kenzie 1

Double: Erin 12 assists, Kenzie 10 assists; Kenzie 15 digs, Ruchi 12 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 10 assists / 15 digs

SCIAC Honors Female Athlete of the Week: Pomona-Pitzer's Megan Prior



PP: Megan Prior, Volleyball
Prior led the team to the Tournament Title at the Bridgewater Invitational. The Sagehens went 4-0 on the weekend defeating Sweet Biar, Southern Virginia, Randolph and host Bridewater. Middle Hitter Megan Prior led the team with 50 kills, hitting an impressive .477 (50 kills-9 errors-86 attempts) for the tournament and added 5 blocks to her performance. One of her most impressive performances was against Southern Virginia University where Megan posted 18 kills with only 1 error in 29 attempts. For her efforts, Megan was named to the All Tournament Team.
 

 

Claremont CMS
September 30, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the CMS volleyball match

A real rockem' - sockem' match

Both teams were exhausted
 after the match.


Coach Dianna coaches everywhere

 

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (11-4) lost to CMS 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21

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Kills:  Sarah 11, Jordan 8, Eleanor 5, Kenzie 5
Assists: Erin 15, Kenzie 18
Aces: Dana 2
Digs: Ruchi 26, Erin 15, Emily 12
Blocks: Sarah 5, Megan 3, Eleanor 2, Kenzie 2

Double:  Sarah 11 kills; Kenzie 18 assists, Erin 23 assists; Ruchi 26 digs, Erin 15 digs, Emily 12 digs
Double Double: Erin 15 assists / 15 digs

Occidental
September 26, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Oxy volleyball match

 

Chocolate brownies were available after the match.

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (11-3) d. Occidental College  25-10, 25-10, 25-13

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Kills: Megan 9, Carly 5, Sarah 5
Assists: Erin 17, Hannah 4
Aces: Erin 4, Emily 4, Kenzie 2
Digs: Ruchi 9, Erin 4, Emily 4
Blocks: Megan 4, Kenzie 2

Double:  Erin 23 assists

 

Whittier
September 23, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action at the Whittier match

Only a few members of Chris' family came over from Hawaii to cheer her

The opponents had to wear special gear to protect themselves from Erin's float serves

Ruchi, Dana and Heidi make a diving attempt for a loose ball

After Kenzie's rolling gator save, the fans tried to imitate the move

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (10-3) d. Whittier College  25-8, 25-11, 25-21

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Kills: Sarah 11, Megan 10, Kenzie 8
Assists: Erin 23, Kenzie 11
Aces: Erin 2, Emily 2
Digs: Emily 15, Ruchi 13, Heidi 10
Blocks: Megan 3, Kenzie 2

Double: Sarah 11 kills, Megan 10 kills; Erin 23 assists, Kenzie 11 assists; Emily 15 digs, Ruchi 13 digs, Heidi 10 digs

 

 

Bridgewater (VA) Volleyball Tournament
September 19-20, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the action between matches at the Bridgewater tournament.

Underclassmen know that a senior always goes first...

As one homeless man looks on -- in hope that Val will drop a chip or two, another man, probably scouting the PP team for an opponent, watches from afar through a camera lens.

 

Even when not in California, Ruchi likes to "go Hollywood" with the big shades.

This picture was pulled from the most wanted wall at the Bridgewater post office.

Hmm, I guess that is how Bridgewater got its name...

Everyone once in a while, Val likes to let loose with her inner child. To ensure playing time, players smartly mimic Val, as not to annoy her.

 

After all the fun, it was time to go play volleyball

 

A brief pictorial summary of the Bridgewater volleyball invitational...

The host team was very gracious

Carly and Heidi got the flu

Quite a few parents and fans travelled to the tourney and were better behaved than normal.

Megan and Sarah were named to the all-tournament team, while Dana was name tourney MVP - CONGRATS!

 

 

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights

Pomona-Pitzer (6-3) d. Sweet Briar College (4-10)
25-17,25-14,25-13

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Kills: Megan 11, Sarah 9, Jordan 9
Assists: Erin 20, Kenzie 11
Aces: Hannah 4, Heidi 2
Digs: Ruchi 19, Emily 15, Kenzie 9, Erin 7
Blocks: Dana 4, Sarah 3

Double: Megan 11 kills; Erin 20 assists, Kenzie 11 assists; Ruchi 19 digs, Emily 15 digs

 

Pomona-Pitzer (7-3) d. Southern Virginia (8-8)
25-9,20-25,25-15,25-19

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Kills: Megan 18, Sarah 13, Jordan 9, Eleanor 8
Assists: Erin 26, Kenzie 21
Aces: Erin 3, Emily 2
Digs: Ruchi 23, Emily 11, Kenzie 8, Heidi 8
Blocks: Dana 5, Eleanor 3

Double: Megan 18 kills, Sarah 13 kills; Ruchi 23 digs, Emily 11 digs; Erin 26 assists, Kenzie 21 assists

Pomona-Pitzer (8-3) d. Randolph College (5-12)
25-14,25-19,25-11

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Kills: Megan 13, Jordan 8, Carly 8
Assists: Erin 16, Hannah 10
Digs: Ruchi 12, Dana 6, Heidi 5
Blocks: Megan 4, Kenzie 2, Jordan 2

Double: Megan 13 kills; Erin 16 assists, Hannah 10 assists; Ruchi 12 digs

Pomona-Pitzer (9-3) d. Bridgewater College (11-2)
25-9,21-25,25-17,25-19

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Kills: Kenzie 12, Jordan 10, Sarah 9, Megan 8, Eleanor 7
Assists: Erin 25, Kenzie 16
Aces: Ruchi 3
Digs: Ruchi 25, Kenzie 11, Emily 9
Blocks:  Dana 3, Jordan 2

Double: Jordan 10 kills; Erin 25 assists, Ruchi 25 digs
Triple Double: Kenzie 12 kills / 16 assists / 11 digs

 

 

 

Cal-Lu-fornia Invitational @ Cal Lutheran
September 12-13, 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the CLU volleyball invitational...

There were some minor injuries...

Dana and Erin ate Advil by the handful like M&M's

Carly "ripped" an ab muscle

Kenzie somehow injured her wrist

Hannah and El have sore ankles

Co mother-hens Val and Allison drove the girls, herded the girls, protected the girls, fed the girls, advised the girls, watched over the girls... and yeah, even coached the girls.  The PP team was in most of the matches, even against ranked teams.

Of course, good coaches are good leaders...

Results: 2-2 tournament, overall record 5-3.
 

Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pomona-Pitzer d. Wheaton (MA) College (2-6)
3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-13)

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Kills: Megan 9, Carly 8, Sarah 7, Jordan 7
Assists: Erin 24, Kenzie 10
Aces: Emily 3
Digs: Ruchi 17, Emily 12, Kenzie 11, Erin 10
Blocks: Eleanor 4, Jordan 2

Double: Ruchi 17 digs, Emily 12 digs, Kenzie 11 digs, Erin 10 digs
Double Double: Erin 24 assists / 10 digs; Kenzie 10 assists / 11 digs

 

CSU East Bay d. Pomona-Pitzer

3-1 (25-18, 26-24, 22-25, 26-24)

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Kills: Jordan 7, Carly 7, Megan 7
Assists: Erin 22, Kenzie 11
Aces: Heidi 3
Digs: Ruchi 19, Kenzie 17, Heidi 11
Blocks:  Megan 3, Kenzie 2

Double: Ruchi 19 digs, Heidi 11 digs, Erin 22 assists
Double Double:  Kenzie 11 assists / 17 digs

Pomona-Pitzer d. Willamette (OR) University, 3-0 (25-16, 25-10, 25-17)

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Kills: Megan 9, Sarah 7, Jordan 7
Assists: Erin 12, Kenzie 8, Hannah 4
Aces: Ali 2
Digs: Ruchi 18, Erin 9

Double:  Erin 12 assists; Ruchi 18 digs

University of Calif., Santa Cruz d. Pomona-Pitzer, 3-0 (25-23, 25-14, 25-16)

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Kills: Megan 8, Sarah 6, Jordan 4
Assists: Erin 17, Kenzie 11
Digs: Ruchi 13, Emily 8, Erin 8

Double: Erin 17 assists, Kenzie 11 assists, Ruchi 13 digs

 

 

 

Pacific Coast Classic 2008
September 5th and 6th 2008

A brief pictorial summary of the Pacific Coast Classic 2008...

Val, after losing the first match.

Fortunately Val's parents were at the tourney to advise her after the first loss

Val celebrating with a stogie after winning next three matches

Two Pomona Pitzer players received all-tourney honors:

Here, Ruchi and Megan (47) pose immediately after the tourney (before they cleaned up the gym) with their well deserved awards.

2008 Pacific Coast Classic
All-Tournament Team


Ruchi Patel P-P L SR
Megan Prior P-P MH SR
Beth Hanna PLU OH SO
Alex Harrison CMS S SR
Amy Knight UCSC S JR
Linda Ly CU L JR
Sarah Marietta CMS OH FR
Megan Wisniewski UCSC OH SR

2008 Pacific Coast Classic
Results, 3-1

 
Pomona Pitzer Scores Highlights
Pacific Lutheran d. Pomona-Pitzer
25-13, 25-21, 17-25, 25-16

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Kills: Megan 8, Kenzie 8
Assists: Erin 19, Kenzie 13
Aces: Emily 3
Digs: Ruchi 18, Emily 15, Kenzie 14
Blocks: Megan 4, Kenzie 3

Double: Erin 19 assists; Ruchi 18 digs, Emily 15 digs
Double Double: Kenzie 13 assists / 14 digs

 

Pomona-Pitzer d. Pacific
25-16-, 25-17, 25-20

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Kills: Jordan 12, Carly 9, Dana 8
Assists: Erin 18, Kenzie 15
Aces: Megan 2, Heidi 2
Digs: Ruchi 14,  Kenzie 11, Erin 10
Blocks: Dana 2, Carly 2, Megan 2

Double: Jordan 12 kills; Ruchi 14 digs
Double Double: Erin 18 assists / 10 digs; Kenzie 15 assists / 11 digs

Pomona-Pitzer v. Wheaton (IL)
22-25, 25-9, 25-14, 26-24

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Kills: Megan 20, Dana 9, Jordan 7, Kenzie 7
Assists: Erin 30, Kenzie 17
Aces: Erin 3, Emily 1
Digs: Kenzie 19, Ruchi 18, Emily 16, Heidi 10
Blocks: Dana 2

Double: Megan 20 kills; Erin 30 assists; Ruchi 18 digs, Emily 16 digs, Heidi 10 digs
Double Double:  Kenzie 17 assists / 19 digs

Pomona-Pitzer v. Lewis & Clark
15-25, 25-20, 25-19, 25-15

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Kills: Megan 10, Sarah 8, Dana 7
Assists: Erin 16, Kenzie 16
Aces: Emily 4, Heidi 3, Erin 3
Digs: Ruchi 20, Emily 17
Blocks:  Eleanor 3, Carly 3, Megan 3

Double: Megan 10 kills; Erin 16 assists, Kenzie 16 assists, Ruchi 20 digs, Emily 17 digs

 

 

Chicken scratches from a sage...

Megan's father (aka 47) is knowledgeable in local lore and Pomonian history (he majored in that at college. He notes that the Sagehens used to be called the Hun's. He says that the Pomona sports teams were called the Huns in the early 1900s. Read more on how the Pomona Pitzer Hun's became the Sagehens.

 

 

Returning players include:

All-SCIAC First Team
Megan Prior 2007
Ruchi Patel 2007

All-SCIAC Second Team
Erin Saliba 2007
Sarah Amos, 2006
Megan Prior 2005, 2006

The 2008 Sagehens

The Sagehens look to continue their successes on the court and improve on a solid 2007 season. With the loss of only 1 senior to graduation, there is a strong group of performers returning and ready to lead the way. Senior Middle Hitter Megan Prior looks to continue her strength at the net after garnering All America Honorable Mention, All Region and First Team All SCIAC honors, while senior libero Ruchi Patel will patrol the back court after a break-out season in 2007 also being selected to the SCIAC First Team. Both seniors will play a key role as Co-Captains and leaders of this squad.

Also, Sarah Amos is returning from a minor 10 minute surgery...

Sarah before surgery

Sarah after surgery


We will have a battle on our hands in the setting position with sophomores Hannah Rasmussen, Erin Saliba (Second Team All SCIAC 2007) and freshman Kenzie Aries who could also see time attacking on the right side. Defensively we have a very strong unit with Patel, sophomores Emily Saliba and Ali Cone and freshman Heidi Leonard providing solid ball control.

On the outside junior Sarah Amos will be a strong contributor along with sophomore Emily Saliba and freshmen Jordan Hammond and Carly Hite. Hammond and Hite will serve the Hens in dual roles contributing not only on the outside, but in the middle and on the right side, respectively. Speaking of the right side, sophomores Eleanor Hughes and Christine Chan will also battle it out for court time.

 

Watch the Sagehens hitters warm-up to "Hammertime"

Note not only the full range of motion to warm up their hitting arms,
but the correct use of the team colors.

Prior will lead the way in the middle along with junior Dana Kittrelle, both of which are in the Top Ten Career list for block assists and total blocks. Hammond and Hughes will add depth in this key position.

Of course the PP defensive players are known for their all-around hustle. Here are the defensive players "Doing the Hustle."

 Team captain, Ruchi, was quoted as saying, "These are my people!!"


More Sagehens

The Sagehen Volleyball Squad will kick off its season hosting the Pacific Coast Classic on September 5-6, with Pacific Lutheran and Pacific on the 5th and Wheaton (IL) and Lewis & Clark on the 6th. They will then travel to the Cal-Lu-Fornia Tournament in Thousand Oaks to compete against CSU East Bay, Wheaton (MA), Willamette and UC Santa Cruz before heading to Bridgewater College in Virginia for a final pre-season tournament. Competition in Bridgewater includes Sweet Briar College, Southern Virginia, Randolph College and the host institution.

The Sagehens return home and open SCIAC hosting Whittier on September 23 followed by Occidental, CMS, La Verne, Cal Lu, Cal Tech and Redlands. Prior to beginning the second round of conference, the Hens will compete against Chapman University and visiting Elizabethtown. Senior Night for the Hens is Saturday, October 25 against cross campus rival CMS.

 

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