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Volleyball Prepares for Duke and Wake Forest

October 19, 1998

This Week’s Matchups Clemson (13-6, 5-3 ACC) will travel to Duke Tuesday and Wake Forest Wednesday before returning home to face Georgia State on Saturday. Duke leads the series with Clemson 20-10, but Clemson has a four-match winning streak versus the Blue Devils. Earlier this season in Clemson, the Tigers took a 3-2 win.

Clemson holds a 10-1 series advantage over Wake Forest. Earlier this season in Clemson, the Demon Deacons took a 3-1 victory over the Tigers.

The Tigers lead the series with Georgia State 6-2. The two teams met twice in 1991, when Clemson won 3-1 and 3-0.

Tigers’ Latest Results The Clemson volleyball team, ranked third in District III, defeated Georgia Tech 15-13, 15-6, 15-9 Wednesday night.

Freshman Jodi Steffes led the Tigers with a .409 hitting percentage, with 10 kills, one error and 22 total attempts. Senior Stephanie Schulz had 16 digs and six blocks to lead Clemson. Junior Skye Frost had two service aces and 11 digs.

The Tigers took a 15-3, 15-6, 15-10 victory over Florida A&M on Saturday. Junior Alison Coday led the Tigers will 11 kills. Junior Cindy Stern had nine kills, three errors and 20 attempts for a .300 hitting percentage. Junior Skye Frost had 10 digs and two service aces to lead the Tigers. She hit .750, with three kills and four attempts.

ACC Notes Entering the week, the Tigers led the ACC with 3.16 blocks per game and ranked third with a .243 hitting percentage The Tigers were fifth in the league with 1.60 service aces per game…Junior Cindy Stern led the league with 1.57 blocks per game and was fourth with 4.10 kills per game…Senior middle hitter Stephanie Schulz was second in the ACC with a .348 attack percentage…Junior Skye Frost led the ACC with 0.51 service aces per game…Junior Alison Coday ranked sixth with 3.98 kills per game and ninth with a .296 hitting percentage…The Tigers captured the ACC Championship last season, winning the ACC Tournament in Raleigh, NC. The title was Clemson’s first in the 21-year history of the Tiger volleyball program. Clemson’s victory also marked the first time in ACC history that the fourth-seeded team won the crown. Hoover Seeking Coaching Record

Head coach Jolene Jordan Hoover needs just four victories to tie former head coach Linda White’s record of 138 wins at the helm of the Tiger program. Hoover has a 134-55 record over her six seasons at Clemson and is 227-86 in her nine years as a head coach. Hoover’s .725 winning percentage entering the season placed her 17th nationally among Division I head coaches. She ranks third among ACC coaches with 55 league wins. Only one other active ACC coach, Maryland’s Janice Kruger, ranks ahead with 77 wins.

Current Tigers Among Career Leaders With seven block assists last week, senior Stephanie Schulz moved into second place on the Tigers’ career list with 362 block assists. Schulz is five block assists away from Wendy Anderson’s record of 367 block assists. She has 963 career kills, ranking ninth on Clemson’s all-time list.

Junior Cindy Stern is sixth on Clemson’s all-time list with 1,054 kills. She passed the 1,000 career kill plateau earlier this season at Maryland. Stern ranks sixth on the career block assists list with 317 block assists and is in sixth place on the career block solos list with 105 block solos.

Junior Alison Coday ranks tenth on Clemson’s career leaders list with 931 kills.

Home, Sweet Home The Tigers are 8-2 in Jervey Gym this season. In the ten matches, 7,709 fans have come out to watch Clemson, an average of 771 fans per contest. Clemson was 13-2 at home last season. During the 15 home matches, a total of 10,502 fans gathered to watch the Tigers, giving Clemson the 28th-best home attendance figure among all NCAA schools. Three of Clemson’s 1997 home matches were attended by standing-room only crowds of over 1,000 fans.