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SEATTLE – Seattle U volleyball continues its weekend Western Athletic Conference homestand by hosting UTRGV on Saturday, Nov. 3 at 1 p.m. in the Redhawk Center. The match will stream live on the WAC Digital Network. The Redhawks will be celebrating their annual Pride Match with free Seattle U Volleyball pride stickers available for all to all attendees.

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ABOUT THE MATCH

  • Seattle U (9-15, 2-9 WAC) vs. UTRGV (18-8, 9-3 WAC)
  • All-time series - Seattle U leads, 8-3
  • Home - Seattle U leads, 5-0
  • Away - Series tied, 3-3
  • Neutral - NA
  • Last meeting - UTRGV 3, Seattle U 0 (Sep. 29, 2018, Edinburg, Texas)

NEWS AND NOTES

  • Seattle U enters the match at 9-15 overall and 2-9 in WAC play after dropping a straight sets decision to New Mexico State Thursday night in the Redhawk Center.
  • Senior setter Shae Harris collected 40 assists on Oct. 27 at Grand Canyon, bringing her career assists total to over 2,500. She becomes just the third player in program history, and second in the Redhawks' DI era, to achieve 2,500 career assists. Jamie Mellies (2007-10) holds the all-time record at 4,137 while Erika Brunson (2001-04) collected 3,904. Harris added 34 assists on Thursday against New Mexico State and now sits at 2,542 for her career.
  • Tijana Milojevic set a single-season DI record with 504 digs in 2017. The sophomore now has 896 for her career, which ranks fifth on the Redhawks' DI career list.
  • Senior Mila Duarte has stepped up big in recent weeks, including three straight double-digit kill performances in the last three matches. In nine matches played this season, Duarte is averaging 2.59 kps while hitting at a .228 clip.
  • Freshman Eve Kerschenbaum leads the Redhawks with 2.80 kps and has six double-digit kill performances.
  • Fellow freshman Sofia Sanchez averages 2.38 kps with nine double-digit kill efforts this season.
  • Shae Harris averages 9.54 aps, which ranks third among all WAC players. The senior setter has six double-doubles on the season, including a 42-assist, 21-dig performance in the season's first meeting with CBU.
  • Rachel Stark leads the Redhawks with 25 aces apiece and an average of 0.28 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.
  • 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.