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Women’s Volleyball Weekly Release

November 2, 1998

This Week’s Matchups Clemson (16-8, 7-5 ACC) will play host to Maryland Friday at 7 p.m. and Virginia Saturday at 6 p.m. Senior Stephanie Schulz will be honored at Senior Night this weekend, and all Tiger parents will be recognized at Parents Night.

The Tigers defeated the Terrapins 3-0 earlier this season in College Park. Maryland holds an 18-17 series advantage over Clemson.

Virginia defeated Clemson 3-0 previously this year in Charlottesville. The Tigers lead the series 20-6.

Tigers Latest Results The Clemson volleyball team, ranked third in District III, dropped matches at Georgia Tech and Florida State last week.

The Yellow Jackets broke the Tigers’ five-match winning streak with a 3-1 defeat in Atlanta on Tuesday. Senior Stephanie Schulz passed the 1,000 career kill mark during the match. Clemson overcame an 8-0 deficit to win Game One, 15-13. Georgia Tech took the next three games, 15-13, 15-3, 15-8.

Freshman Jodi Steffes led the Tigers, hitting .379 with 12 kills, one error and 29 attempts. Junior Alison Coday had 15 kills, and junior Emily Gorla recorded 17 digs. Schulz tallied seven block assists in the matchup.

On Sunday, the Tigers suffered a 3-1 defeat to Florida State. Clemson outhit the Seminoles .313 to .261 to take a 15-11 win in Game Three. Junior Cindy Stern led the Tigers, hitting .326 with 18 kills, four errors and 43 attempts. Freshman Jodi Steffes had 14 digs, and senior Stephanie Schulz had six blocks. Setter Missy Kudelka had 57 assists in the match.

ACC Notes Senior Stephanie Schulz was named co-Player-of-the-Week for the week of October 12-19 and Player-of-the-Week for October 20-26…Jodi Steffes earned her second Rookie-of-the-Week honor for the week of October 20-26…Entering the week, the Tigers led the ACC with 3.28 blocks per game and ranked third with a .242 hitting percentage…The Tigers were fifth in the league with 13.68 assists and 1.65 service aces per game…Junior Cindy Stern led the league with 1.51 blocks per game and senior middle hitter Stephanie Schulz ranked second in the ACC with a .337 attack percentage…Junior Skye Frost led the ACC with 0.53 service aces per game…Junior Alison Coday ranked fifth with 4.01 kills per game and ninth with a .291 hitting percentage…The Tigers captured the ACC Championship last season, winning the ACC Tournament in Raleigh, NC. The title was Clemsons first in the 21-year history of the Tiger volleyball program. Clemsons 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 one victory to tie former head coach Linda Whites record of 138 wins at the helm of the Tiger program. Hoover has a 137-57 record over her six seasons at Clemson and is 230-88 in her nine years as a head coach. Hoovers .725 winning percentage entering the season placed her 17th nationally among Division I head coaches. She ranks third among ACC coaches with 57 league wins. Only one other active ACC coach, Marylands Janice Kruger, ranks ahead with 79 wins.

Current Tigers Among Career Leaders With 10 block assists at Duke, senior Stephanie Schulz broke the Clemson career block assists record. Last week she recorded 12 block assists to push her career total to 398. Schulz recorded seven kills at Georgia Tech to become the ninth player in Clemson history to reach the 1,000 career kill mark. She has 1,020 career kills, ranking eighth on Clemsons all-time list.

Junior Cindy Stern is fifth on Clemson’s all-time list with 1,120 kills. She passed the 1,000 career kill plateau earlier this season at Maryland. Stern ranks fourth on the career block assists list with 331 block assists and is in sixth place on the career block solos list with 111 block solos.

Junior Alison Coday ranks tenth on Clemson’s career leaders list with 1,008 kills. She became the tenth player in Tiger history to tally 1,000 career kills Sunday at Florida State.

Home, Sweet Home The Tigers are 9-2 in Jervey Gym this season. In the 11 matches, 8,278 fans have come out to watch Clemson, an average of 753 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.

1998 Awards & Honors

Cindy Stern MVP, Billiken Invitational MVP, Big Orange Bash Kentucky Challenge All-Tournament Team

Stephanie Schulz Billiken Invitational All-Tournament Team

Alison Coday Billiken Invitational All-Tournament Team Big Orange Bash All-Tournament Team Kentucky Challenge All-Tournament Team

Melissa Kudelka Billiken Invitational All-Tournament Team Big Orange Bash All-Tournament Team

Jodi Steffes Billiken Invitational All-Tournament Team

Skye Frost Big Orange Bash All-Tournament Team

This Week’s Schedule

Fri., Nov. 6    MARYLAND    7 p.m.Sat., Nov. 7    VIRGINIA    6 p.m.

Both matches played at Jervey Gym.