SEATTLE – Seattle University volleyball heads back out on the road for a rare Monday match, facing CSU Bakersfield in the Icardo Center on Oct. 8. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will air live on ESPN3.
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ABOUT THE MATCH
- Seattle U (8-9, 1-3 WAC) vs. CSU Bakersfield (10-7, 3-1 WAC)
- All-time series - CSUB leads, 17-8
- Home - CSUB leads, 6-4
- Away - CSUB leads, 7-3
- Neutral - CSUB leads, 3-1
- Last meeting - CSUB 3, SU 0 (Nov. 16, 2017 at WAC Tournament, Edinburg, TX)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U enters the match at 8-9 overall and 1-3 in WAC play after dropping a five-set decision to Utah Valley on Thursday.
- Freshman Eve Kerschenbaum leads the Redhawks with 2.82 kps.
- Fellow freshman Sofia Sanchez averages 2.48 kps with seven double-digit kill efforts this season. Mahra McLeod is averaging 2.21 kps and sophomore Rachel Stark is averaging 2.16 kps.
- Shae Harris averages 9.23 aps, which ranks third among all WAC players. The senior setter matched her season high with 48 assists versus Utah Valley on Oct. 4. She also had 13 digs and seven blocks in the match.
- Rachel Stark leads the Redhawks with 21 aces apiece and an average of 0.32 per set, good for third in the WAC. Tijana Milojevic is not far behind with 20 aces, an average of 0.31 per set.
- Senior Maja Stojanovic and freshman Sofia Sanchez were named to the Redhawk Invitational All-Tournament Team.
- Senior Shae Harris and sophomore Tijana Milojevic earned All-Tournament honors at the Sacramento State Invite.
- Shae Harris and Maja Stojanovic were named to the All-Tournament Team at the Comfort Suites University Jackrabbit Invitational hosted by South Dakota State where the Redhawks went 2-1.
- Shae Harris and Eve Kerschenbaum were both named to the All-Tournament Team at the Aztec Classic hosted by San Diego State.
- The Redhawks return nine letterwinners from 2017 and add six freshman to make up the 2018 squad.
- Shae Harris and senior middle blocker Maja Stojanovic were both named to the Preseason All-Western Athletic Conference Team.
- Harris is the reigning Western Athletic Conference Setter of the Year after dishing 986 assists in 2017. She twice set the Seattle U DI program single-match record with 62 assists.
- Stojanovic led the team in blocks with 1.12 per set.
- Also returning to the lineup is sophomore libero Tijana Milojevic, who was named to the WAC All-Freshman Team a year ago.
- Milojevic set DI program records with 504 digs and 4.89 digs per set in 2017.
- Head Coach James Finley enters his sixth season at the helm of the Redhawk program in 2018.
TICKETS ON SALE
- Single-match tickets are available for purchase online for the 2018 season. For more information visit goseattleu.com/tix or call the SU Athletics Ticket Office at 207-398-4678.