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NAIA Volleyball Weekly Report No. 8

October 11, 2012
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By Travis Rae, Communications and Sports Information Intern

NAIA Match of the Week
No. 19 Viterbo (Wis.) (19-4) vs. No. 24 Taylor (Ind.) (16-7)
Friday, Oct. 12, Bellevue, Neb., 11 a.m. CT, Gordon Lozier Athletic Center

Live Stats courtesy Bellevue, Click Here; For Live Video courtesy of Bellevue, Click Here
• Viterbo (Wis.) meets Taylor (Ind.) in the NAIA Match of the Week on Friday at 11 a.m. CT when they square off in the 2012 Bruin/Premier Volleyball Classic hosted by Bellevue (Neb.).
• Viterbo enters the tournament on a six game-winning-streak with its last victory coming on Oct. 9 against Clarke (Iowa), 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 15-17).
• The V-Hawks are sixth in the NAIA in kills per set averaging 14.17.
• Alicia Olson of Viterbo ranks fifth in the nation in kills per set (4.49).
• Viterbo ranks 36tjh nationally in kills with 1,091, led by Olson's 359.
• Stacie Hoffman and Brianna Brinkman lead the V-Hawks in assists. Hoffman leads the team with 469 assists, while Brinkman is second with 376. As a team Viterbo is 33rd in the nation with 993 assists.
• Viterbo has recorded 102 aces, led by Erica Willadesn's 19.
• Taylor enters the 2012 Bruin/Premier Volleyball Classic after dropping its last game on Oct. 10 to Goshen (Ind.), 3-2 (11-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 15-10).
• The Trojans rank 20th in the NAIA in blocks with 197.5. Leading the block party is Casey Allen, who ranks 22nd nationally in total blocks (94) and 24th in blocks per set (1.15).
• Ashlyn DeHoogh leads the Trojans with 237 kills. Taylor ranks 45th in the NAIA in kills with 1,051.
• The Trojans are 26th nationally in assists with 987, led by Olivia Griffith's 613 assists. Griffith had a season-high 52 assists on Oct. 6 against Spring Arbor (Mich.).
• Courtney Herschberger leads Taylor with 392 digs and 26 aces.

This Week Around the Top 25
• This week of Oct. 8 - 14 features five Top 25 matchups in addition to the NAIA Volleyball Match of the week, including:
   o Tuesday - No. 2 Concordia (Calif.) def. No. 11 Cal State San Marcos, 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-17); No. 6 Hastings (Neb.) def. No. 16 Doane (Neb.), 3-1 (21-25, 25-13, 25-21, 26-24)
   o Wednesday- No. 3 Columbia (Mo.) def. No. 20 Missouri Baptist, 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21)
   o Friday - No. 12 Grand View (Iowa) at No. 20 Missouri Baptist
   o Saturday - No. 3 Columbia (Mo.) vs. No. 24 Taylor (Ind.)
• Look back at last week Top 25 Upsets:
   o Oct. 2 - Vanguard (Calif.) def. then-No. 10 Westmont (Calif.), 3-1 (25-20, 27-25, 23-25, 25-21); Nebraska Wesleyan def. then-No. 14 Doane (Neb.), 3-1 (29-27, 25-20, 22-25, 26-24)
   o Oct. 5 -Indiana Tech def. then-No. 18 Indiana East, 3-2 (23-25, 25-17, 22-25, 26-24, 15-12); Carroll (Mont.) def. then-No. 25 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho), 3-2 (19-25, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20, 16-14)
   o Oct. 6 - Dordt (Iowa) def. then-No. 21 Midland (Neb.), 3-2 (20-25, 25-21, 21-25, 25-21, 15-10 )
• In last week's NAIA Match of the Week, No. 2 Concordia (Calif.) def. then-No. 4 Biola (Calif.), 3-0 (25-16, 25-22, 25-21).
• This week started off with No. 24 Taylor (Ind.) falling to Goshen (Ind.), 3-2 (11-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-19, 15-10)
• For the Tachikara-NAIA Coaches Top 25 Poll- No. 6, Click Here

For the Record (As of Oct. 10)
• Northwestern Ohio and Indiana East lead the NAIA in wins with 25. Indiana Wesleyan is two games back with 23.
• Only two teams in the NAIA are undefeated, No. 1 Texas at Brownsville (16-0) and No. 2 Concordia (Calif.) (21-0).
• On Sept. 29, Texas at Brownsville's Danica Markovic recorded 15 aces against Texas College. This is the fifth most all-time in a NAIA regular season match.
• Madonna's (Mich.) Evia Prieditis was selected as the NAIA National Player of the Week, which was announced on Oct. 9. To view the release, click here.
• Texas at Brownsville currently holds the longest winning streak at 25-games dating back to Nov. 1, 2011. Northwestern Ohio is the next closest with 22-straight.
• Missouri Baptist lost its first game of the year on Oct. 10 to No. 3 Columbia (Mo.), 3-0 (25-22, 25-19, 25-21).
• Concordia's streak of 79-straight rankings is the longest active streak in the Top 25. Behind Concordia is Biola (Calif.) which has been ranked in 78-straight polls.

National Statistics (As of Oct. 10)
• Amy Weststeyn of Biola (Calif.) leads the NAIA with a .439 hitting percentage in 61 sets played.
• Dakota State's (S.D.) Kristen DiPaola leads the nation with 5.2 kills per set. DiPaola has 473 kills on the season. Brittney Thomas of Mount Mercy (Iowa) has the most kills in a match with 33 against Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) on Sept. 22.
• Columbia's (Mo.) Paula Ferreira leads the NAIA with 12.3 assists per set. Jordan Broady of Bellevue (Neb.) leads in assists with 1,123 in 103 sets.
• Kimmy Kavran of Montana Tech leads the nation with 7.1 digs per set, while Danielle Burge from Calumet (Ind.) ranks atop the NAIA with 589 digs.
• Friend's (Kan.) Crystal Taporco leads the NAIA in blocks per set with an average of 2.1.
• Shelby Titus of Saint Mary (Kan.) is the national leader in aces with 60.
• For a complete look at the NAIA statistical leaders, click here.

List of NAIA Schools Participating in Volleyball - Click HERE

NAIA Volleyball Winningest Coaches - Click HERE

NAIA Volleyball Regular-Season Records - Click HERE

Looking Ahead to the National Championship
The 33rd annual national championship will take place in Sioux City, Iowa, for the fifth-straight year. The 2012 Championship will be contested at the Tyson Events Center from Nov. 27- Dec. 1.

National Championship Opening Round Information - Click HERE
National Championship Final Site Information - Click HERE
NAIA Volleyball National Championship Records - Click HERE

Coaches' Polls Superlatives
Active Top 25 Streak
(As of week six poll)

Schools Streak
1. Concordia (Calif.) 79
2. Biola (Calif.) 78
3. Columbia (Mo.) 66
4. Taylor (Ind.) 49
5. Texas at Brownsville 41
6. Lee (Tenn.) 36
7. Embry-Riddle (Fla.) 31
8. Missouri Baptist 20
9. Indiana Wesleyan 15
10. Grand View (Iowa) 13

Total No. 1 Ratings (As of week six poll, since 2000 Season)
School No.
1. Fresno Pacific (Calif.)* 70
2. National American (S.D.)* 33
3. Columbia (Mo.) 20
4. Texas at Brownsville 16
T5. Concordia (Calif.) 3
T5. Dickinson State (N.D.) 3
T5. Lee (Tenn.) 3
8. California Baptist* 2

National Championship Superlatives
Most All-Time Championship Appearances
School No. Record Last Time
1. Fresno Pacific (Calif.)* 21 97-25 2011
2. Columbia (Mo.) 18 74-37 2011
T3. California Baptist* 14 52-19 2010
T3. Georgetown (Ky.) 14 27-37 2009
T3. Montevallo (Ala.)* 14 35-30 1995
T3. Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)* 14 46-25 2011
7. Brigham Young – Hawaii* 13 82-10 1997
8. Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) 12 26-36 2011
T9. Biola (Calif.) 11 42-21 2011
T9. Hawaii – Hilo* 11 61-12 1993
T9. Madonna (Mich.) 11 25-23 2008
T9. Western Oregon* 11 39-19 1999

Most Wins In Championship Appearances
School Record
1. Fresno Pacific (Calif.)* 97-25
2. Brigham Young – Hawaii* 82-10
3. Columbia (Mo.) 74-37
4. Hawaii – Hilo* 61-12
5. California Baptist* 52-19
6. Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)* 46-25
7. Biola (Calif.) 42-21
8. Western Oregon* 39-19
9. National American (S.D.)* 37-11
10. Montevallo (Ala.)* 35-30

Programs with Most Championship Titles
School No.
1. Brigham Young – Hawaii* 8
2. Fresno Pacific (Calif.)* 6
3. Hawaii – Hilo* 5
4. Columbia (Mo.) 3
T5. California Baptist* 2
T5. National American (S.D.)* 2
T7. Azusa Pacific (Calif.)* 1
T7. Dickinson State (N.D.) 1
T7. Puget Sound (Wash.)* 1
T7. St. Mary’s (Calif.)* 1
T7. Texas at Brownsville 1

*Institution is no longer an NAIA Member