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ARIZONA WILDCATS TEAM OUTLOOK WILDCAT FACTS The Wildcats spent most of the 2012 season in transition as Arizona missed out on the postseason for only the eighth time since they joined the Pac-12 in 1986. A hefty portion of last year's roster consisted of underclassmen with no prior playing experience. This year, however, UA will have 10-returning letterwinners, five of which were starters last year and two of which are seniors. Alongside eight newcomers, this year's roster still has plenty of room for further development under head coach David Rubio, who is the Conference's active wins leader. Location: Tucson, Ariz. 85721 Founded/Enrollment: 1885/40,200 Colors: Cardinal & Navy Joined Pac-12: 1986 All-Time Record: 711-491-9 (38 years) Home Court: McKale Center (14,545) President: Dr. Ann Weaver Hart Faculty Rep: Jory Hancock Athletic Director: Greg Byrne SWA: Kathleen LaRose Head Coach: David Rubio (CS Northridge, '82) Career Record: 517-306 (27 years) Arizona Record: 395-240 (21 years) Pac-12 Record: 202-182 (21 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: Ryan Dunn E-Mail: Office: 520-621-0084 Cell: 520-495-9090 Press Row Phone: (520) 621-5291 2012 Records: Overall: 16-15 Pac-12: 8-12 (8th) NCAA: None 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) STRENGTHS » Arizona returns its top-three scorers in JR OH Madi Kingdon (pictured), JR OH Taylor Arizobal and SO MB Halli Amaro. Kingdon has led the Wildcats' scoring efforts for the past two seasons, tallying 801 kills so far in her career. Her sophomore campaign saw her finish eighth in the Conference in kills (443). Arizobal, who complements Kingdon at the outside hitter position, had five double-doubles last year and was second on the squad in kills with 328. » SR L Candace Nicholson returns for her final year at Arizona as the team's top libero. Nicholson played in 28 games, 21 of which saw digs in the double figures. Her 1,130 career digs are currently eighth overall in the Wildcat record books. Nicholson also has postseason experience, recording 10 digs in the first round NCAA Tournament in 2011 as a sophomore. » Defensively, both of Arizona's top blockers, Amaro (100 blocks) and Olivia Magill (104 blocks), will return to hold down the efforts at the net. Starting middle blocker JR Rachel Rhoades, who tallied 91 blocks of her own, also contributes to the front line defense. CONCERNS » Despite veteran experience at other positions, Arizona will have to fill the setter spot left vacant by Chanel Brown. The only returning setter, Aubrey McKinney, registered just two assists last year and had very limited playing time. As for newcomers, the Wildcats have two freshmen setters in Jessica Long and Penina Snuka. » The Wildcats tied for last in opponent hitting percentage, allowing them to register a .215 average. UA's defense will have to react more quickly to the opponent's attack if it wants another return trip to the postseason. 2013 ARIZONA ROSTER NO. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 20 22 33 NAME Ronni Lewis Kendall Walwick Halli Amaro Emily Kiser Emily Moss Jessika Long Olivia Magill Rachel Rhoades Madi Kingdon Jane Croson Laura Larson Taylor Arizobal Aubrey McKinney Elizabeth Inch Ashley Harris McKenzie Jacobson Penina Snuka Shaquillah Torres Candace Nicholson YR JR RS FR SO SR RS FR FR SO JR JR JR FR JR SO FR FR FR FR JR SR EXP 2V RS 1V 1V TR HS 1V 2V 2V TR HS 2V 1V HS HS HS HS 2V 3V HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL (LAST SCHOOL) San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty HS San Diego, Calif./Westview HS Los Alamitos, Calif./Los Alamitos HS Golden, Colo./Fairview HS (Sacramento State) Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame HS (Seattle Univ.) Sandy, Utah/Juan Diego HS Seattle, Wash./Seattle Prep San Diego, Calif./Mission Bay HS Phoenix, Ariz./Sunnyslope HS Lakewood, Calif./Los Alamitos HS (Hawai'i) Lakeville, Minn./Lakeside North HS Laguna Niguel, Calif./Dana Hills HS Mill Valley, Calif./Tamalpais HS Sherman Oaks, Calif./Notre Dame HS Petaluma, Calif./Casa Grande HS Fresno, Calif./Clovis West HS Gilbert, Ariz./Kahuku HS Riverside, Calif./Orange Lutheran HS Long Beach, Calif./Long Beach Wilson HS HEAD COACH DAVID RUBIO • Begins his 22nd season at Arizona where he has led the Wildcats to 10 20-win seasons and 14 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 Pac-10 title. • Leads all active Conference coaches with 395 league victories. • Guided Arizona from a winless league record in 1991 to the NCAA West Regionals in 1993. Named 1993 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) West Region Coach of the Year. TOTAL BLOCKS Career: 532 Kelly Waage, 1986-89 Season: 226 Kelly Waage, 1988 Match: 17 Beth Raymond vs. Oregon State (10/25/86) SERVICE ACES Career: 162 Kim Glass, 2002-05 Season: 80 Kiyomi Morino, 1987 Match: 8 Kathleen Guthrie vs. Utah (9/7/82) HT 5-5 6-0 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-6 6-2 5-7 5-7 6-8 6-6 5-6 6-1 5-8 * Has utilized redshirt season. Letterwinners Returning/Lost/Newcomers: 10/4/8. Returning starters in bold. ASSISTS Career: 5424 Dana Burkholder, 1998-2001 Season: 1562 Dana Burkholder, 2000 Match: 84 Dana Burkholder vs. Arizona State (9/13/00) DIGS Career: 1297 Terry Lauchner, 1987-90 Season: 414 Tiffany Owens, 201 Match: 37 Katie Jackels vs. Saint Mary's (8/25/07) POS DS Opp MB DS OH S MB MB OH OH L OH S L OH MB S OH LIB RUBIO'S CAREER RECORD Year 1987-91 1992-12 Career totals School CS Bakersfield (5 years) Arizona (20 years) (25 years) Overall 122-66 (.649) 395-240 (.614) 517-306 (.628) Conference 39-19 (.672) 202-182 (.526) 241-201 (.599) • 1989 NCAA II National Champion, 2001 NCAA National Semifinals 14 // 2013 PAC-12 VOLLEYBALL MEDIA GUIDE // TEAMS Postseason 9-3 (.750) 22-14 (.611) 22-14 (.611) Div. I only

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