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SEATTLE – (Nov. 15) Fifth-seed Seattle U volleyball faces fourth-seed CSU Bakersfield in the first round of the WAC Tournament Thursday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. Central Time, 2:30 p.m. Pacific at the UTRGV Fieldhouse in Edinburg, Texas. The match will stream live on the WAC Digital Network, as well as via OTT platforms to Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV and Droid TV. The winner of the match advnaces to face top-seed New Mexico State on Friday.

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ABOUT THE MATCH

  • Seattle U (11-16, 7-7 WAC) vs. CSU Bakersfield (16-13, 9-5 WAC)
  • All-time series - CSUB leads, 16-8
  • Home - CSUB leads, 6-4
  • Away - CSUB leads, 7-3
  • Neutral - CSUB leads, 3-1
  • Last meeting - Seattle U 3, CSUB 1 (Oct. 28, 2017)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • The Redhawks completed the regular-season with an 11-16 overall record and a 7-7 WAC mark, earning fifth-place in the league standings.
  • Seattle U closed out the regular-season with a pair of wins at home, sweeping the season series from Chicago State and evening the season home-and-home against Kansas City.
  • The Redhawks entered the postseason third among WAC teams in blocks per set (2.22), fourth in hitting percentage (.203) and aces per set (1.15) and fifth in total aces (116). Maja Stojanovic is second in hitting percentage (.308) and third in blocks per set (1.11), Tijana Milojevic is third in digs per set (4.85), Katarina Marinkovic is second in kills per set (3.65) and Shae Harris is fourth in assists per set (9.54).
  • Junior setter Shae Harris was named WAC Player of the Week for the first time in her career after dishing a career-high 62 assists in the win at Utah Valley (Oct. 21). The mark is also a DI program record and the highest total in the WAC this year.
  • Tijana Milojevic's 33 digs at Chicago State on Oct. 14 was a career high and ranks in a tie for the second most in a single match by an SU player in the Division I era. Shelly Anderson holds the record of 34, set versus North Dakota on Oct. 11, 2008.
  • Katarina Marinkovic has seven double-doubles on the season and has collected 20 or more kills four times.
  • Junior setter Shae Harris set a Seattle U DI single-match record with 62 assists in the win over Bowling Green (Sept. 9), and again at Utah Valley (Oct. 21).
  • Junior middle blocker Maja Stojanovic was named to the Cougar Invitational All-Tournament Team.
  • Katarina Marinkovic was named to the NKU Invitational All-Tournament Team.
  • Katarina Glavinic earned her second All-Tournament selection of the season at the SU/UW Tournament.
  • Glavinic and Victoria Demmene were selected to the Cal Molten Classic All-Tournament Team.
  • Seattle U has a pair of Preseason All-WAC players in Katarina Marinkovic and Maja Stojanovic. Marinkovic is the reigning WAC Freshman of the Year.
  • Junior setter Shae Harris, a Vancouver, B.C. native, spent the summer playing with the Canadian National Team.
  • Head Coach James Finley is in his fifth season at the helm of the Redhawk program.