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14 2015 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE // TEAMS ArizONA WILDCATS RUBIO'S CAREER RECORD Year School Overall Conference Postseason 1987-91 CS Bakersfield (5 years) 122-66 (.649) 39-19 (.672) 9-3 (.750) 1992-14 Arizona (23 years) 440-263 (.626) 224-200 (.528) 24-16 (.600) Career totals (28 years) 562-329 (.631) 263-219 (.546) 24-16 (.600) Div. I only • 1989 NCAA II National Champion, 2001 NCAA National Semifinals WILDCAT FACTS Location: Tucson, Ariz. 85721 Founded/Enrollment: 1885/42,236 Colors: Cardinal & Navy Joined Pac-12: 1986 All-Time Record: 756-512-9 (40 years) Home Court: McKale Center (14,545) President: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart Faculty Rep: Jory Hancock Athletic Director: Greg Byrne SWA: Erika Barnes Head Coach: David Rubio (CS Northridge, '82) Career Record: 562-329 (28 years) Arizona Record: 440-263 (23 years) Pac-12 Record: 224-200 (23 years) Office: (520) 621-2136 Fax: (520) 626-7018 Assistant Coaches: Gregg Whitis, Charita Stubbs SID: Jeremy Sharpe Office: (520) 621-4163 Cell: (520) 275-9895 Fax: (520) 621-2681 Volleyball SID: Danny Martinez E-Mail: Office: 520-621-0084 Cell: 520-409-1810 Press Row Phone: (520) 621-5291 2014 Records: Overall: 24-10 Pac-12: 12-8 (3rd) NCAA: 1-1/Second Round RECORD HOLDERS KILLS Career: 2151 Kim Glass, 2002-05 Season: 650 Kim Glass, 2003 Match: 41 Melissa McLinden vs. Brigham Young (12/14/85) HITTING PERCENTAGE Career: .397 Marisa DaLee, 1997-00 Season: .437 Marisa DaLee, 2000 Match: .778 Dominique Lamb (14-0-18) vs. Oregon State (11/10/06) ASSISTS Career: 5424 Dana Burkholder, 1998-2001 Season: 1562 Dana Burkholder, 2000 Match: 84 Dana Burkholder vs. Arizona State (9/13/00) TOTAL BLOCKS Career: 532 Kelly Waage, 1986-89 Season: 226 Kelly Waage, 1988 Match: 17 Beth Raymond vs. Oregon State (10/25/86) DIGS Career: 1642 Candace Nicholson, 2010-13 Season: 512 Candace Nicholson, 2013 Match: 37 Katie Jackels vs. Saint Mary's (8/25/07) SERVICE ACES Career: 162 Kim Glass, 2002-05 Season: 80 Kiyomi Morino, 1987 Match: 8 Kathleen Guthrie vs. Utah (9/7/82) NO. NAME POS HT YR EXP HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL) 1 Anna Panagiotakopoulos L/DS 5-6 Sr. TR Phoenix, Ariz./Xavier College Prep (West Virginia) 2 Mckenna Painton L/DS 5-8 Jr. TR Bakersfield, Calif./Centennial HS (CS Fullerton) 3 Halli Amaro MB 6-1 Sr. 3V Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos HS 4 Mia Mason L/DS 5-11 Fr. HS Manhattan Beach, Calif./Marymount HS 5 Victoria Svorinic S 5-9 Fr. HS Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Prep 6 Sarah Dixon S 5-9 Fr. HS Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills HS 7 Meghan Buzzerio OH 6-1 Fr. HS Chino Hills, Calif./Chino Hills HS 8 Kendra Dahlke OH 6-0 Fr. HS Bonsail, Calif./Fallbrook HS 10 Kalei Mau OH 6-1 So. TR Kahaluu, Hawai'i/Henry Kaiser HS (Minnesota) 11 Laura Larson L 5-6 Jr. 2V Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville North HS 12 Reilly Killeen L/DS 5-4 Fr. HS Honolulu, Hawai'i/Iolani School 14 Delaney Dunagan OH 5-7 Fr. HS Tucson, Ariz./Catalina Foothills HS 15 Mackenzie Kleespies L/DS 5-10 Jr. TR Lincoln University, Pa./Avon Grove HS (J. Madison) 18 McKenzie Jacobson MB 6-6 RS So. 1V Fresno, Calif./Clovis West HS 20 Penina Snuka S 5-6 Jr. 1V Gilbert, Ariz./Kahuku HS 21 Elizabeth Inch L 5-7 RS So. 1V Studio City, Calif./Notre Dame HS 22 Nikki Attea OPP 6-3 Sr. TR East Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville N. HS (West Va.) 33 Jade Turner MB 6-4 RS Fr. HS Bakersfield, Calif./Foothill HS 35 Tyler Spriggs OH 6-1 Fr. HS Los Angeles, Calif./Marymount HS * Has utilized redshirt season. Letterwinners Returning/Lost/Newcomers: 6/7/12. Returning starters in bold. HEAD COACH DAVID RUBIO • Begins his 24th season at Arizona where he has led the Wildcats to 12 20-win seasons and 16 NCAA Tournament appearances. • Honored as Coach of the Year by ASICS/Volleyball Magazine during the 2001 campaign, guiding Arizona to its first-ever national semifinal appearance. • Pac-10 Coach of the Year in 2000, leading UA to its first Conference title. • Leads all active Pac-12 coaches with 224 league victories. • Guided Arizona from a winless league record in 1991 to the NCAA West Regionals in 1993. That same year was named American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) West Region Coach of the Year. TEAM OUTLOOK The Wildcats had 24 wins, the most since 2005, and went to their second-straight NCAA Tour- nament, their fifth in the last six years. Arizona saw five contributing seniors graduate but head coach David Rubio, the team welcomes plenty of talent to potentially make it three-straight trips to the postseason. Arizona returns just two starters from last year's squad, but includes All-Pac-12 performer and setter Penina Snuka who has directed the offense the last two seasons. STRENGTHS » Junior Penina Snuka (pictured) returns as Arizona's top setter after she was an honorable mention selection to the AVCA All-America team. She was also an All-Pac-12 and all-region honoree after leading the Pac-12 with 25 double-doubles. She tallied 1,234 assists (10.82/set) on the season, giving her 2,430 assists in her young career, already eighth in school history. » Senior Halli Amaro saw action in all 34 matches and was one of three players to play all 119 sets. She led the team with 95 blocks in 2014 and will look to do the same this year. » Arizona added two transfers from West Virginia, seniors Nikki Attea and Anna Panagiotakopoulos. Attea was a 2014 honorable mention All-American after registering 292 kills on .269 hitting. Panagiotakopoulos was the primary libero for the Mountaineers, accumulating 1,010 digs in three years. Adding two experienced players to the roster can only help, especially with a roster that is nearly half freshmen. CONCERNS » Losing Madi Kingdon, one of the best players in program history, will obviously hurt the Wildcats. Kingdon averaged 5.33 kills/set, good for fourth nationally, and led the country in total attacks with 1,813. The Phoenix, Ariz., native also led the team with 698.5 points on the season. Kingdon played more matches in her career than any other player in Arizona history (129) and left UA ranked No. 2 in both career kills (1,943) and career digs (1,366), and ranked seventh all-time in kills in Pac-12 history. » Inexperience will also be something Rubio and his staff will have to deal with in 2015. Arizona welcomes 11 student- athletes that will be new to the program, including nine freshmen. 2015 ARIZONA ROSTER

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