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.
The No. 1 Stanford women’s volleyball team (28-1, Pac-12 20-0) defeated the California Golden Bears (15-16, 7-13) with a sharp and clear 3-0 score in the final game of the regular season, a magical senior night, closing their season with a perfect 20 wins in the Pac-12 conference.
Second-ranked Stanford Women’s Volleyball (20-1, 12-0) picked up two more wins over ranked teams this weekend, going on the road to sweep No. 15 USC and No. 20 UCLA in Los Angeles. The Cardinal have twelve such ranked victories, first in the nation by a wide margin. Junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer led the team with 28 total kills and also chipped in 20 digs over the weekend to help Stanford secure its 18th straight 20 win season and move closer to a second straight Pac-12 Championship.
The No. 2 ranked Cardinal women’s volleyball team (16-1, 8-0 Pac-12) had to face the No. 21 Washington State Cougars (13-4, 4-3) on Friday and the No. 18 Washington Huskies (13-5, 5-3) on Saturday; managing to obtain solid victories by consecutive scores of 3 sets to 0.
Three-time Olympic gold medalist and former Stanford women’s volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings ’00 was inducted into the 2018 Pac-12 Hall of Honor back in March during the Pac-12 men’s basketball tournament. The Hall of Honor was initially created in 2002 to recognize athletes and coaches in men’s basketball from each team in the conference.…
It has been a whirlwind start to the season for the Stanford Women’s volleyball team. The defending 2016 NCAA champions welcomed their new head coach Kevin Hambly, who was previously the head coach at Illinois last year. Hambly has lead the No. 4 Cardinal (6-2) to a strong start for the 2017-18 season. The team returns five starters including sophomore Kathryn Plummer who was the AVCA National Freshman of the Year last year; redshirt senior and three-time All-American Merete Lutz; and sophomore Audriana Fitzmorris (AVCA).
Stanford senior volleyball superstar Hayley Hodson recently medically retired from volleyball after four major concussions that resulted in post-concussion syndrome.
After going down 0-2 to No. 3 Wisconsin (28-5) to start Saturday’s regional final matchup, sixth-seeded Stanford women’s volleyball (25-7) rallied to win three straight sets and advance to the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament, with a final score line of 18-25, 24-26, 25-21, 25-21, 15-9. The Cardinal will face off against No. 2-seed Minnesota (29-4) on Thursday in the Final Four.