Top-ranked women’s volleyball (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) will face No. 3 Texas (3-0, 0-0 Big 12) on Sunday for the team’s 2019 home-opener. The marquee game will be the first matchup of the year between two top-five teams.
Top-ranked women’s volleyball (3-0, 0-0 Pac-12) handled their first ranked opponent with ease, downing No. 7 Florida (2-1, 0-0 SEC) in three sets on the road.
The Cardinal will travel to Gainesville, FL, to do battle with No. 7 Florida.
Following Friday night’s sweep against unranked College of Charleston (0-1, 0-0 CAA), No. 1 Stanford (2-0, 0-0 Pac -12) returned to the court on Saturday for its final game in the College of Charleston Classic,defeating Duke (0-2, 0-0 ACC) in, yet again, sweeping fashion.
The rout was led, as expected, by senior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer. The reigning AVCA Player of the Year put away 16 kills on 29 attempts with just four errors for a hitting percentage of .414. She additionally tallied seven digs and a block on the defensive side of the net.
Stanford women’s volleyball has nowhere to go but down. The preseason favorites are coming off their eighth National Championship, the most in NCAA history. Everyone expects them to make it nine this season, and it’s easy to see why.
Through her first three years on the Farm, Jenna Gray has emerged as one of college’s top multi-sport athletes. As the starting setter of the women’s volleyball team, Gray helped lead the Cardinal to two conference championships (2017, 2018) and two NCAA titles (2016, 2018). She has also placed second in javelin at the 2017 NCAA championships.
Transforming from a bench player to one of Stanford’s most valued starters, senior middle blocker Tami Alade had a major role in ushering in one of the most dominant periods of Stanford women’s volleyball.