Women's Volleyball

    IU Hosts Purdue Tuesday, Live on BTN

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Libero Caitlin Hansen
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    Junior Libero Caitlin Hansen
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    Oct. 15, 2012

    Week 9: vs. Purdue & at Wisconsin
    Tues., Oct. 16 University Gym - Bloomington, Ind.
    7 p.m. ET Indiana vs. Purdue: Live on BTN, Listen Live!, GameTracker
    Fri., Oct. 19 UW Fieldhouse - Madison, Wis.
    7 p.m. ET Indiana at Wisconsin: Live on BTN, Listen Live!, GameTracker
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    The Last Meeting
    November 23, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Indiana Falls to No. 8 Purdue, 3-1
    Indiana Volleyball (9-22, 1-18) fell to eighth-ranked Purdue in four sets. The Hoosiers took the first set 25-22, before Purdue came charging back in the next three sets 25-19, 25-16 and 25-16. IU got 14 kills from Kristen Seaton and 17 digs from Caitlin Cox in their final match in their final matches in U-Gym. Jade Henderson also provided a career-high 10 kills.

    The Last Meeting
    October 22, 2011
    Bloomington, Ind.
    Badgers Trip Up the Hoosiers in Four
    Indiana Volleyball (8-14, 0-10) fell in four sets to Wisconsin (13-9, 5-5) in five sets (25-20, 18-25, 18-25, 19-25). IU got 16 kills from Ivie Obeime and five service aces from Caitlin Cox. On her first serve of the night, Cox became the 15th Hoosier all-time to record 100+ service aces.

    For the first time this season, Indiana plays midweek, hosting the rival Boilermakers of Purdue (14-5, 5-3) in an 8 p.m. "Red Out" match at U-Gym. Indiana then pays a visit to Madison, Wis., for a battle with Wisconsin (15-6, 3-5). Both matches will air live on the Big Ten Network with Mike Wolf and Liz Tortorello-Nelson on the call.

    Purdue is led by unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selection Ariel Turner. Turner is averaging 4.44 kills per set in conference play, which ranks third in the Big Ten and she is scoring 4.95 points per set against Big Ten teams, which ranks second in the conference. Fans are invited to wear red to the Purdue match in support of the Hoosiers.

    Wisconsin is led by Annmarie Hickey, who leads the Big Ten with 4.58 digs per set in conference play. Hickey also averages 0.38 aces per set in Big Ten play, which is fourth in the conference this year. Middle blocker Alexis Mitchell is averaging 1.26 blocks per set this conference season, which ranks fourth in the Big Ten.

    Both matches can also be heard live on IUHoosiers.com with Greg Murray on the call.

    Junior Jordan Haverly is coming off a redshirt season, which was brought about by an ACL tear in the Spring of 2011. Haverly was an honorable mention All-Big Ten performer in 2010, helping IU to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament.

    After a year on the bench, the Cherry Valley, Ill., native was anxious to hit the court with her team, and she didn't waste any time. Haverly earned Black Knight Invitational MVP honors after killing 38 balls and leading the Hoosiers to a 3-0 start to the season.

    Haverly has 10 double-doubles this season and is sixth in the Big Ten at 3.90 kills per set. She played just one set against Quinnipiac, but still managed enough votes from coaches at the Black Knight Invitational for MVP honors.

    She earned All-Tourney honors at the Indiana Invitational, tallying 53 kills on the weekend, including 20 in the win over Cleveland State and 19 in the win over Georgia Tech.

    With 242 kills on the season, Haverly sits at 1,151 career kills. In the Georgia Tech match, she became the 15th Hoosier all-time to reach 1000 career kills.

    Averaging 4.07 kills per set on the year, Haverly has upped her play in Big Ten competition. She is averaging 4.29 kills per set in Big Ten matches, and her season hitting percentage of .200 has risen to .226 in conference action. In the fourth set against Northwestern, the junior co-captain had nine of the 23 kills she had in the match. She has reached 23 kills in a match three times this season, including 24 against No. 4 Nebraska.

    With a 3-0 IU win over Western Illinois on September 8th, Indiana Volleyball Head Coach Sherry Dunbar moved her career win total to 200. The Ellettsville, Indiana native is in her sixth season at IU and has a career winning percentage of over .600 in nine seasons as a collegiate head coach.

    Dunbar has 89 victories as Indiana's head coach, which is third-most in program history. In her sixth year at IU, Dunbar has produced Indiana's first Sweet Sixteen appearance, five All-Big Ten honorees and two-time All-American Ashley Benson.

    Indiana Volleyball's California Girl made her first appearance on the court in 2012 at Michigan, coming off the bench midway through set number one. Her impact was felt immediately, as the Hoosiers outscored the Wolverines over the next 75 points by a 47-28 margin, including a win in the second set.

    With the loss of four seniors in 2011, Granado stepped up to fill the leadership void during the offseason. The senior from Riverside, Calif., got sick at the very end of the summer and was unable to play during the non-conference schedule however. With 1,942 career assists, Granado ranks eighth in IU history and played a key role in IU's success during the 2010 Sweet Sixteen run in the NCAA Tournament.

    Senior Kelci Marschall led Indiana with 11 kills in IU's Saturday match against the No. 1 Penn State Nittany Lions. Her fifth kill of the match was number 1,000 for her career. She is the 16th player in IU history to reach the 1,000 kill milestone and joins Jordan Haverly as active Hoosiers in the 1,000 kill club.

    Marschall and Haverly are the first active Hoosiers with 1,000 career kills since 2007, when Erica Short and Lauren Ditteon both reached 1,000. Marschall is the fifth Hoosier to reach the 1,000 kill plateau in IU head coach Sherry Dunbar's six seasons at Indiana.

    Junior middle blocker Samantha Thrower had big shoes to fill in 2011, trying to replace Ashley Benson, who did things no one in IU history had ever done. Well, against Buffalo, Thrower did something Benson nor any Big Ten player in history had done. She had 15 kills on 15 swings, breaking a Big Ten record and tying the national record for hitting percentage as well.

    In 2012, Thrower will look to play at that dominant level on a more consistent basis. The team leader in blocks in 2011, the senior from Sycamore, Ill., leads the Hoosiers already this season with 96 blocks, including 12 solo blocks. She earned All-Tournament honors at the Indiana Invitational with 22 blocks on the weekend. Thrower's 1.23 blocks per set ranks fifth in the Big Ten this season.

    She had nine blocks and nine kills in the Bowling Green match. The senior is hitting .312 on the season, and hit an amazing .487 at the Indiana Invitational.

    A breakout player for the Hoosiers in 2011, Morgan Leach picked up right where she left off in the first weekend of her sophomore campaign.

    Leach earned All-Black Knight Invitational honors with 30 kills and 10 blocks on the weekend. The Champaign, Ill., native got those 30 kills while hitting .551 on the weekend. She averaged 2.73 kills per set and 0.91 blocks per set.

    Leach is third on the team averaging 2.25 kills per set this season and is hitting .284.

    Junior Caitlin Hansen has stepped up as a leader for the Indiana defense this year, playing 14 matches as the Hoosier Libero. The Indianapolis-native leads the team with 256 digs on thes eason and is averaging 3.32 per set.

    Hansen has tallied double-figures digs in 16 matches this year, including five times in Big Ten play. She started the year with 10+ digs in 11 straight matches.

    Courtney Harnish is no stranger to big-time volleyball, coming from state of Indiana powerhouse Muncie Burris, and she has shown that the big stage isn't intimidating her as a freshman in the Big Ten.

    Harnish has played six matches as the Indiana Libero this season. In Big Ten play, she has hit double-digits in digs four times and is averaging 2.81 per set. She had 19 against Northwestern and 20 against No. 4 Nebraska.

    There was no learning curve for Katie Gallagher, she was thrown right to the wolves, and she not only survived but thrived in her first weekend of collegiate play. The freshman setter earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors after the first weekend of the season. She is fourth in the Big Ten on the season in assists per set at 10.96.

    This season she has 645 assists, 125 digs, 26 blocks, 19 kills and seven service aces.

    Amelia Anderson is no longer just the up-and-coming freshman off the bench for IU. At the Hoosier Classic, she got the first three starts of her career and she took advantage. On the weekend, she hit .466 with 34 kills. She also added four digs and five blocks en route to All-Hoosier Classic honors. The Lake in the Hills, Ill., native is averaging 1.96 kills per set this season.

    Junior Jade Henderson gives you an inside look at the Indiana Volleyball program in her weekly Youtube blog, Just Jade. The weekly video blog is posted on Monday's and gives viewers a glimpse at the life of an Indiana student-athlete.

    Need more IU Volleyball in your life? Check out "Inside IU Volleyball with Sherry Dunbar," a weekly show aired every Wednesday throughout the season. The Voice of IU Volleyball Greg Murray will serve as host and catch up with Coach Dunbar and players each week to get a closer look at exactly what's going on in the world of Hoosier Volleyball.

    Hoosier fans can follow their volleyball team like never before by logging on to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube all season long. Indiana can be followed on Twitter (twitter.com/IUVolleyball) and Facebook (facebook.com/IUVolleyball). In addition, a live audio or video broadcast of all matches can be found at IUHoosiers.com. Greg Murray is in his first season as the voice of IU Volleyball.




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