SEATTLE – Seattle U volleyball swept its final weekend of regular-season Western Athletic Conference play and, in doing so, earned the sixth and final seed in the 2018 WAC Tournament. The sixth-seeded Redhawks open play on Thursday, Nov. 22 against third seed Kansas City. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. and the match will stream live on the ESPN+ and the WAC Digital Network (international only).
FOLLOW THE REDHAWKS
- Thursday, Nov. 22 at 7:00 p.m. PT
- vs. Kansas City (Icardo Center, Bakersfield, Calif.)
- Live Stats
- Watch on ESPN+
- Watch on the WAC Digital Network (international only)
- Tournament Central
ABOUT THE MATCH
- Seattle U (11-18, 4-12 WAC) vs. Kansas City (20-10, 11-5 WAC)
- All-time series - Kansas City leads, 8-6
- Home - Seattle U leads, 4-2
- Away - Kansas City leads, 5-1
- Neutral - Seattle U leads, 1-0
- Last meeting - Kansas City 3, Seattle U 0 (Nov. 10, 2018, Kansas City, Mo.)
NEWS AND NOTES
- Seattle U enters the match at 11-18 overall and 4-12 in WAC play after closing out the regular-season with back-to-back wins over Grand Canyon and CSU Bakersfield.
- Senior setter Shae Harris was named WAC Offensive Player of the Week after averaging a WAC-best 9.67 assists per set to go along with 1.00 kills on .400 hitting for the week.
- Harris surpassed 2,500 career assists on Oct. 27 at Grand Canyon. She became 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 42 assists on Saturday versus CSU Bakersfield and now sits at 2,709 for her career.
- Senior middle blocker Maja Stojanovic has 117 total blocks this season and 387 for her career. Her 1.12 blocks per set this season rank third in the WAC while the career mark makes her Seattle U's DI era career leader, breaking the previous record of 382 set by Jordan Keller (2008-11).
- Tijana Milojevic set a single-season DI record with 504 digs in 2017. The sophomore now has 983 for her career, which ranks fourth on the Redhawks' DI career list. She needs 112 more digs to move into third place on the all-time list. Lani Beadle (2010-13) currently holds down the spot with 1,095 career digs.
- Senior Mila Duarte has stepped up big in recent weeks, including five double-digit kill performances in the last eight matches. In 14 matches played this season, Duarte is averaging 2.45 kps.
- Shae Harris averages 9.46 aps, which ranks second among all WAC players. The senior setter has 10 double-doubles on the season, including in back-to-back matches last weekend. She tallied 45 assists and 15 digs in a win over Grand Canyon, then followed with a 42-assist, 15-dig performance on Senior Day against CSU Bakersfield.
- Tijana Milojevic leads the Redhawks with 31 aces apiece and an average of 0.30 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 is in his sixth season at the helm of the Redhawk program in 2018.