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Stanford Quick Facts

Location .................................... Stanford, California

Founded ............................................................. 1891

Enrollment ...................................................... 14,454

(6,654 undergraduates, 7,800 graduates)

Nickname .................................................... Cardinal

Colors ........................................ Cardinal and White

President ..................................... Dr. John Hennessy

Interim Athletic Director ....................... Bill Walsh

Home Facility ............. Maples Pavilion (7,233) and

Burnham Pavilion (1,500)

Conference ..... Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

Team Info

2005 Overall Record ........................................ 11-15

2005 MPSF Record .......................................... 10-12

2005 MPSF Finish................................................. 8th

2005 Final Rank ................................................. 11th

Letterwinners Ret/Lost ...................................... 11/3

Newcomers .............................................................. 6

Men’s Volleyball Office

Head Coach .............................................. Don Shaw

Career Record .................... Men: 90-79 (6 seasons);

Women: 440-70 (16 seasons)

Record at Stanford ............................................ same

Office Phone ................................... (650) 725-0763

Email ................................... donshaw@stanford.edu

Associate Head Coach ............................ John Kosty

Office Phone ..................................... (650) 723-1998

Email ..................................... klubber@stanford.edu

Assistant Coach .................................. Al Roderigues

Volleyball Fax ................................... (650) 725-4471

Networkers Club .............................. (650) 725-0763

Table of Contents

2006 Schedule ..................................................... IFC

Stanford Quick Facts & Directory ......................... 1

2006 Season Outlook ........................................... 2-3

Head Coach Don Shaw ........................................... 4

Assistant Coaches .................................................... 5

Roster/Player Breakdown ....................................... 6

Player Profiles .................................................... 7-11

2005 Results, Statistics .......................................... 12

Honors and Awards .............................................. 13

Records ............................................................. 14-15

All-Time Lettermen .............................................. 16

Stanford Men’s Volleyball Year-by-Year ............... 16

Alumni Spotlight.................................................... 17

Mountain Pacific Sports Federation .................... 18

Volleyball Donors, Sponsors ................................. 19

Stanford University .......................................... 20-21

Stanford Athletics: Home of Champions ....... 22-23

NACDA Directors’ Cup ................................ 24-IBC

Mailing Address

Stanford University

Department of Athletics

Arrillaga Family Sports Center

641 E. Campus Drive

Stanford, CA 94305-6150

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Stanford Directory

NOTE: All numbers in the 650 area code unless otherwise noted.

Media Relations

Media Relations Office .............................. 723-4418

Gary Migdol, Sr. Assistant Athletic Director

Bob Vazquez, Media Relations Director

Aimee Dombroski, Asst. Media Relations Director

Kyle McRae, Asst. Media Relations Director

Jessica Raber, Asst. Media Relations Director

Jeane Goff, Media Relations Assistant

Marcy Crouch, Media Relations Assistant

(Men’s Volleyball Contact)

FAX .......................................................... 725-2957

Maples Pavilion Press Row ........................ 723-4418

There is no press row phone at Burnham Pavilion.

Athletic Department

Athletic Department .................................. 723-4591

Bill Walsh, Interim Athletic Director ........ 723-4596

Debra Gore-Mann, Senior

Women’s Administrator ........................ 723-4103

Ellen Markman, Faculty Athletic

Representative ........................................ 725-2427

Susan Burk, Asst. AD/Student Services .... 723-1041

Stanford Athletic Ticket Office ................. 723-1021

Gary Hazelitt, Equip. Mgr ......................... 723-1158

Dr. Gordon Matheson,

Director of Sports Medicine ................. 723-2255

Karen Peters, Asst. AD/Recruiting ..............723-5090

Web Address

Athletics: www.gostanford.com

University: www.stanford.edu

Credits

Stanford Men’s Volleyball returns 11 letterwinners from the 2005 season.

The 2006 Stanford Men’s Volleyball Guide was

written and edited by Marcy Crouch. Cover and

inside photography by David Gonzales. Additional

photography by USA Volleyball. Media guide

design and layout by MB Design. Printing by db

Print Solutions.

On the Cover

Front cover: Seniors Chris Ahlfeldt, William

Clayton, Jeremy Jacobs, Nick Manov, and Ben

Reddy.

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Cardinal Will Utilize Experience and

Youth in 2006

Senior outside hitter

William Clayton played

in all 26 matches last

season

The Cardinal boasts

a strong returning

class, with five seniors

leading the field.

Eleven returning players and six freshmen will lead the

Stanford Men’s Volleyball team into action in 2006.

After graduating three outstanding seniors in 2005, the

Cardinal will look to all four classes to make an impact

this season. The senior class of five and the freshman

class of six account for the majority of the team, an

interesting dynamic of experience and youth. Six

players combine to make the junior and sophomore

classes.

The senior class is led by middle blocker

Chris Ahlfeldt and opposite Ben Reddy.

Both Ahlfeldt and Reddy were strong for

the team last season: Ahlfeldt with his

consistency in the middle and Reddy

with his offensive power. Reddy led the

2005 squad in kills (330) and service

aces (26), and will be expected to again

to produce points. Senior outside hitters

William Clayton and Nick Manov,

along with setter Jeremy Jacobs, round

out the class of 2006.

The lone junior on the squad is

libero Brian Lindberg. Redshirt sophomore

outside hitter Josh Schwarzapel

joins the true sophomores: middle

blockers Matt Ceran and Matt Wahl,

and outside hitters Jesse Meredith and

Brian Skinner.

Six freshmen are new to The Farm

this season. Setter Miki Groppi is the

first Italian player to compete in

Division I men’s volleyball. Middle blocker Cameron

Christoffers joins the squad from Esperanza High School

in Yorba Linda, CA. Opposite Brian Fritzsche joins the

team from Kildeer, IL, and John Ekins, a setter and outside

hitter, comes to The Farm from Bullard High School in

Fresno, CA. Two local products from Bellarmine College

Prep round out the freshman class: libero Jarod Keller and

middle blocker Brandon Williams.

In 2005, the Cardinal finished with a record of 11-15

overall, and 10-12 in MPSF play, placing them 8th in the

conference. This 8th place finish earned the Cardinal an

MPSF tournament berth, in which they lost to Cal State

Northridge in the play-in match. The MPSF remains the

strongest men’s volleyball conference in the country, boasting

the top three Nationally Ranked teams in 2005, and ten

of the top fifteen teams in the nation. The Cardinal will

play 22 MPSF matches in 2006, including eleven home

matches. Defending National Champion, Pepperdine, will

visit The Farm on Saturday, February 25th.

The 2006 Cardinal will look to be competitive in every

match, and will rely on each individual’s strong work ethic

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and competitiveness to win matches. “I am hopeful that

this team will be able to surprise some people this season,”

said head coach Don Shaw.

Setter

Senior Jeremy Jacobs looks to step into the starting setter

position this season, bringing experience and a strong

work ethic to the setter position. “Jeremy is very conscious

of the responsibilities of the setter position,” said head

coach Don Shaw. “He is looking forward to the opportunity

of being in that role full-time.”

Joining Jacobs in the setter position are freshmen Miki

Groppi and John Ekins. Groppi, one of the few foreign

players ever to compete for the Stanford program, was a

highly touted junior player. Groppi possesses the size and

athletic ability to be an outstanding player for the Cardinal,

and in the competitive MPSF. Ekins will compete for time

at setter as well as outside hitter. His solid high school and

club backgrounds have developed him as a steady allaround

player.

Middle Blocker

Senior Chris Ahlfeldt returns for his fourth season at

middle blocker for the Cardinal. Ahlfeldt, the most experienced

player on the court for Stanford, leads a deep list of

middle blockers this season. Ahlfeldt is the leading returning

blocker from

last season, posting

16 solo blocks

and 77 total

blocks on the

season. He also

has the top

attacking percentage

of all

returnees, at

.386.

Sophomore Matt Ceran will contribute

at middle blocker this season.


Ahlfeldt has proven to be one of the most consistent

players in the history of Stanford men’s volleyball, and his

day-in and day-out work ethic and quiet leadership skills

will again be relied upon this season,” said Shaw.

Joining Ahlfeldt in the middle will be sophomores

Matt Ceran and Matt Wahl, along

with freshmen Cameron Christoffers

and Brandon Williams. Ceran

returns this season after playing

three positions for the Cardinal

last season. Shaw plans to have

Ceran focus at middle blocker

this season.

“Middle blocker is the

most natural position for

Matt,” says Don Shaw. “We

are looking for him to develop

into a solid player, and with his

athleticism, we are confident this

will happen.”

Wahl brings an offensive strength

to the middle, having worked hard

in the off-season to improve this

part of his game.

Freshmen Christoffers and

Williams will add depth in the

middle blocker position, a luxury

the Cardinal did not have

last season. Says Shaw, “We have been pleasantly surprised

by how far along both Christoffers and Williams are at this

point. They have a great knowledge of the game, and came

in ready to compete.”

Outside Hitter

Seniors William Clayton and Nick Manov veteran a

group of six athletes that will compete for time at outside

hitter this season. Clayton, the oldest member of the team,

has the most experience in the position, as he played in all

26 matches last season. He is a hard worker, with blocking

and defense as his strengths. Last season he posted a total

of 40 blocks and 130 digs. Manov moves this season from

opposite to outside hitter. He will add fire-power to the left

side attacking.

Redshirt sophomore Josh Schwarzapel will provide

depth at the outside hitter position. Sophomore Brian

Skinner, a great athlete who can also play opposite and

middle blocker, will focus his energies at outside hitter this

season. Sophomore Jesse Meredith will also compete for

time, bringing flashes of brilliance to the position last season

when he got a taste of outside hitter at the end of the

season. His quickness and jumping ability allow him to be

a threat from the outside.

Freshman John Ekins will also compete for time at outside

hitter, when he is not battling for time as setter. He will

provide outstanding ball control and solid passing to the

position.

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Opposite

Senior Ben Reddy proved to be the go-to player last year

from the opposite position, and will be expected to do the

same in 2006. A physically strong, hard working athlete,

“we are looking for Ben to have a big senior campaign,” says

Shaw. Reddy has the toughest serve on the team, recording

a team-high 26 aces last year. He also led the team with 330

kills, averaging 3.70 kills per game.

Freshman Brian Fritzsche adds depth to the opposite

position in 2006. The only lefty on the squad, Fritzsche will

bring a different look to the position.

Libero

Shaw describes the libero position

as, “being in good hands.” Returning

starter, junior Brian Lindberg, is

coming off of a great campaign in

2005. Lindberg is the leading

returnee in digs with 189 last

season. A very focused athlete

with superb passing

skills, Shaw considers

Lindberg to be one of the

top liberos in the MPSF.

Freshman Jarod Keller

will join Lindberg in the

libero position this season.

An outstanding

multi-sport athlete in

high school, Keller

brings a lot of energy

to the team, and will

push Lindberg for

playing time.

Senior Nick Manov moves this season

from opposite to outside hitter

Stanford will play 22

MPSF matches in

2006 and will host

eleven home

matches including

one against the

defending National

Champions

Pepperdine

Junior libero Brian Lindberg is the

leading returnee in digs with 189

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Don Shaw

Stanford Men’s

Volleyball Head Coach

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One of the top coaches in collegiate volleyball history,

Don Shaw will conclude his 26-year tenure at Stanford

University this season. Shaw’s departure from the helm of

the men’s volleyball program will be effective June 2006.

Shaw began his 26-year career on The Farm in 1980, serving

as an assistant coach for both the women’s and men’s volleyball

programs under Fred Sturm. In 1984 Shaw was

named the co-head coach for both programs, and in 1986

assumed the head coaching position for the women, while

Sturm continued with the men. Shaw remained with the

women through the 1999 season.

In June of 2001, Shaw returned for his second stint as head

coach of the men’s program. In six seasons at the helm of the

Cardinal men, he has compiled a 90-79 (.533) record.

In his two years as co-head coach in the 1980’s, the

Cardinal went 36-25 and finished ranked in the top five in

the nation in 1985.

In his 16-year tenure as Stanford women’s volleyball head

coach (1984-1999), Shaw guided the Cardinal to four NCAA

Championships (1992, 1994, 1996, 1997) and 10 conference

titles, including six Pac-10 Championships in a row from

1994-1999. In all, he guided Stanford to the NCAA

Championship match eight times in his 16 seasons.

Shaw compiled a career winning percentage of .863 (440-

Don Shaw’s Career Record

MEN

Overall NCAA Conf. Conf.

Year Record Finish Record Finish

2005 11-15 11th 10-12 8th

2004 9-18 15th 6-16 10th*

2003 17-12 T6th 14-8 4th*

2002 17-9 8th 15-7 5th*

1985 (co-coach) 23-10 5th 10-8 5th**

1984 (co-coach) 13-15 — 6-12 8th**

** - 1979-1992 — Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

* - 1993-2004 — Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

National championship seasons listed in bold.

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70), which still ranks as the best in NCAA history. He was

named National Women’s Coach of the Year in 1991 and

1997, and Regional/District Coach of the Year in 1992, 1994

and 1997.

Under Shaw’s guidance, 21 student-athletes have earned a

combined 44 All-American awards, while 15 of those players

have competed for the USA National Team. Included in

those 15 national team players were Scott Fortune and Kim

Oden, who were named captains of the men’s and women’s

1992 Olympic teams. Shaw also coached 2004 women’s

beach volleyball Olympic Gold Medalist, Kerri Walsh.

Shaw served as an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning

United States Men’s Team at the 1982 National Sports

Festival as well as the assistant for the U.S. Women’s Team at

the 1991 Pan-Am Games in Havana, Cuba.

Shaw, a charter member of the American Volleyball

Coaches Association (AVCA), was also a member of the

NCAA District VIII Advisory Committee.

An outstanding teacher and ambassador of the game of

volleyball, Shaw has conducted numerous clinics around the

country. He is the co-founder, and has served as director, of

Stanford’s men’s and women’s volleyball camps for the past

20 years. Shaw also serves as a director of Nike Volleyball

camps.

Shaw was a member of the U.S. National Team in 1979

and also earned All-America honors in leading Chuck’s Steak

House to the USVBA open national championship in both

1977 and 1978. He was also a USVBA All-American in 1986,

playing on the winning Billauer/Norfleet team in the senior

division. He played professionally for the San Jose Diablos in

1979 and 1980 and was one of the top beach players in the

country. Shaw continues to compete in the sand and has won

the championship of the Motherlode Volleyball Classic in his

age group three times.

Shaw also excelled in baseball and basketball, and was

selected by the Kansas City Royals in the 1969 Baseball

Amateur Draft. Shaw also played basketball at Loyola

Marymount from 1971-73, and led the West Coast Athletic

Conference in free throw percentage (85.3) in 1971-72. Shaw

continued his basketball career playing in Europe and South

America from 1973-74.

He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology with an athletic

coaching minor from UC Santa Barbara in 1977. Shaw

resides in Menlo Park with his daughter, Jordan, and son,

James.

WOMEN

Overall NCAA Conf. Conf.

Year Record Finish Record Finish

1999 31-3 2nd 17-1 T-1st

1998 27-4 T-9th 17-1 1st

1997 33-2 1st 18-0 1st

1996 31-2 1st 17-1 1st

1995 29-3 T-3rd 18-0 1st

1994 32-1 1st 17-1 1st

1993 22-7 T-9th 13-5 T-2nd

1992 31-2 1st 16-2 2nd

1991 30-2 T-5th 18-0 1st

1990 27-4 T-5th 16-2 2nd

1989 18-12 T-9th 13-5 T-2nd

1988 28-3 T-9th 16-2 2nd

1987 29-7 2nd 17-1 1st

1986 24-10 T-3rd 16-2 2nd

1985 (co-coach) 28-3 2nd (Pac-West) (7-1, 1st)

1984 (co-coach) 20-5 2nd (WCAA) (12-2, 1st)

Totals 440-70 .863 229-23 .909


John Kosty

Associate Head Coach

Now in his 16th season on The Farm, John Kosty

has proven to be one of the most talented and

effective assistants in the sport of volleyball. Kosty

has been vital in helping Stanford win three conference

titles and the 1997 National Championship.

On May 15, 2006 he will assume the position of

Head Coach for the Stanford men’s volleyball program.

On a national level, Kosty has been active at the USA Olympic Training

Centers in both Colorado Springs, CO and San Diego, CA. During the 2003,

2004 and 2005 summers he served as the Head Coach for the High

Performance Volleyball Camp in Colorado Springs. In the summer of 1998,

Kosty was the assistant coach for the Junior National team that competed in

Guatemala. He also served as a technical advisor for the 1996 Olympic games

by scouting opponents at the 1995 European Championships in Greece and the

1996 Olympic Qualifier in Portugal. He was also an assistant for the U.S.

National Team at the 1995 World University Games in Japan. Kosty also assisted

with the Stanford women’s program in the fall of 2003.

Kosty is currently the Co-Director for the Stanford Volleyball Camp for Boys

and Adults, a position he has held since 1991.

Kosty played three seasons at UC Santa Barbara, earning All-America honors

in 1986 and 1987. He played his freshman year at Golden West Junior

College in Orange County, Calif. Prior to graduating from UCSB, Kosty toured

Europe as a member of the U.S. Junior National Team.

Kosty resides with his wife Sonja Paoletti and daughter Sara (10/9/04) in

Hayward, CA.

S T A N F O R D C O A C H I N G S T A F F

Advanced Level Camp

Dates: August 6-9, 2006

Resident or Day

Boys Entering 9th-12th grades

Adult Camp

Dates:

Session I: June 3-4, 2006

Session II: August 12-13, 2006

General Skills Camp

Dates: August 2-5, 2006

Resident or Day

Boys of all skill levels

entering 4th-12th grades

For more camp information or a camp brochure, please contact Nike Volleyball Camps at

1-800-NIKE-CAMP (1-800-645-3226) or check the website: www.USSportsCamps.com

Al Roderigues

Assistant Coach

Now in his 15th year on The Farm, Al Roderigues

brings a wealth of experience and ability to the

Stanford coaching staff. Roderigues has played an

integral part in the Cardinal’s three MPSF Conference

titles and the 1997 NCAA Championship.

Along with his duties with Stanford, Roderigues

coached the James Logan High School girls volleyball

team for 25 years. He built James Logan into a

North Coast Section powerhouse by winning the Mission Valley Athletic

League 12 out of the last 13 years. He has also been a women’s assistant coach

at UC San Diego and has worked with the U.S. Men’s National Team.

Barry Ivers

Volunteer Assistant Coach

Barry Ivers enters his first season as the volunteer

assistant with the Stanford men’s volleyball

program. A local product, Ivers prepped at Saint

Francis High School in Mountain View, Calif.

Ivers went on to attend Foothill College for two

years, where he earned All-Conference honors as a

wide receiver on the football team. He also attended

Golden West College in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he played volleyball

for one season. He is currently studying at San Jose State University.

Ivers has been coaching club volleyball for the past four years, spending one year

with Surf City, one year with City Beach, and two years with the Bay to Bay Club.

Alexa Stottlemyer

Student Manager

Sophomore Alexa Stottlemyer begins her first season

as the men’s volleyball student manager.

Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Stottlemyer

served as the manager for the Iolani High School’s

boy’s volleyball and boy’s basketball teams. She also

competed in swimming and water polo.

At Stanford she is an Economics major, with a

minor in International Relations.

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Back Row (L to R): Associate Head Coach John Kosty, Head Coach Don Shaw, Joe Kay, Matt Ceran, Chris Ahlfeldt, Nick Manov, Assistant Coach Barry Ivers, Athletic Trainer Ryan Cisek,

Assistant Coach Al Roderigues. Middle row: Matt Wahl, Ben Reddy, William Clayton, Brian Skinner, Brian Lindberg, Jeremy Jacobs, Jesse Meredith, Josh Schwarzapel. Front row: Brian

Fritzsche, John Ekins, Brandon Williams, Miki Groppi, Cameron Christoffers, Jarod Keller.

2006 Stanford Men’s Volleyball Roster

Numerical Roster Alphabetical Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. Hometown (High School) No. Name Pos

1 Jesse Meredith OH 6-3 So. Lancaster, PA (Mannheim Township) 2 Ahlfeldt MB

2 Chris Ahlfeldt MB 6-6 Sr. Manhattan Beach, CA (Mira Costa) 14 Ceran MB

3 Miki Groppi S 6-4 Fr. Modena, Italy (I.T.A.S. Francesco Selmi) 17 Christoffers MB

5 Nick Manov OH 6-6 Sr. Santa Cruz, CA (Mt. Madonna) 8 Clayton OH

6 John Ekins S/OH 6-4 Fr. Fresno, CA (Bullard) 6 Ekins S/OH

7 Brandon Williams MB 6-6 Fr. Los Gatos, CA (Bellarmine College Prep) 18 Fritzsche OPP

8 William Clayton OH 6-4 Sr. Newport Beach, CA (Newport Harbor) 3 Groppi S

9 Josh Schwarzapel OH 6-5 *So. Manhattan Beach, CA (Mira Costa) 13 Jacobs S

10 Brian Skinner OH 6-4 So. Valencia, CA (Valencia) 16 Keller L

11 Brian Lindberg L 6-0 Jr. Thousand Oaks, CA (Thousand Oaks) 11 Lindberg L

12 Matt Wahl MB 6-4 So. San Diego, CA (Francis Parker) 5 Manov OH

13 Jeremy Jacobs S 6-4 Sr. Dallas, TX (The Greenhill School) 1 Meredith OH

14 Matt Ceran MB 6-6 So. Los Angeles, CA (Brentwood School) 15 Reddy OPP

15 Ben Reddy OPP 6-4 Sr. Waukesha, WI (Waukesha South) 9 Schwarzapel OH

16 Jarod Keller L 6-1 Fr. Scotts Valley, CA (Bellarmine College Prep) 10 Skinner OH

17 Cameron Christoffers MB 6-6 Fr. Yorba Linda, CA (Esperanza) 12 Wahl MB

18 Brian Fritzsche OPP 6-4 Fr. Kildeer, IL (Adlai E. Stevenson) 7 Willliams MB

*Redshirted

Head Coach: Don Shaw (UC Santa Barbara, 1977), seventh season

Associate Head Coach: John Kosty (UC Santa Barbara, 1987), 16th season

Assistant Coaches: Al Roderigues (Cal State Hayward, 1966) 15th season; Barry Ivers, first season; Student Manager: Alexa Stottlemyer, first season

Stanford Volleyball Player Breakdown

Letterwinners Returning (11)

Chris Ahlfeldt

Matt Ceran

William Clayton

Jeremy Jacobs

Brian Lindberg

Nick Manov

Jesse Meredith

Ben Reddy

Josh Schwarzapel

Brian Skinner

Matt Wahl

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Newcomers (6)

Cameron Christoffers

John Ekins

Brian Fritzsche

Miki Groppi

Jarod Keller

Brandon Williams

Class Breakdown

Seniors (5)

Chris Ahlfeldt

William Clayton

Jeremy Jacobs

Nick Manov

Ben Reddy

Juniors (1)

Brian Lindberg

Sophomores (5)

Matt Ceran

Jesse Meredith

Josh Schwarzapel*

Brian Skinner

Matt Wahl

Freshmen (6)

Cameron Christoffers

John Ekins

Brian Fritzsche

Miki Groppi

Jarod Keller

Brandon Williams

*Utilized Reshirt Year

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Breakdown by State & Country

California (12)

Illinois (1)

Pennsylvania (1)

Texas (1)

Wisconsin (1)

Italy (1)


#2

Chris Ahlfeldt

Middle Blocker 6-7

Senior Manhattan Beach, CA

(Mira Costa HS)

As a Junior in 2005: Started all 97 games for the

Cardinal at middle blocker … Recorded 239 kills, ranking

fourth on the team … Averaged 2.46 kills per game

… Hit .386 for the season, ranking second on the team

… Registered 77 blocks (16 solo, 61 assists), ranking second on the team … Averaged

.79 blocks per game … Also had a .943 serving percentage … Selected to the All-

MPSF Scholar Athlete team.

As a Sophomore in 2004: In his second season as a starter, Ahlfeldt demonstrated

his athletic ability and solidified himself as a durable player at middle blocker,

playing in every game during the 2004 season… Led the team with 102 games

played … Finished the season ranked third in attacking percentage (.294) …

Registered 79 blocks (13 solo, 66 assists) to place second on the team … His best allaround

game came against UCLA where he scored 14 kills, hitting .500 along with

eight blocks … Named to the All-MPSF Scholar Athlete team.

As a Freshman in 2003: A significant contributor as a freshman in 2003 …

Played in 80 games, leading all freshman on the team in kills with 110 … Averaged

1.38 kills per game … Posted a .329 hitting percentage in 2003 … Registered 40 digs

on the season for a .50 digs per game average … Finished the season second on the

team in total blocks with 78 (5 solo, 73 block assists).

Fall of 2002: Recorded 13 kills in three matches at the Husky Dino Cup in

Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in October … In the tournament gold medal match vs.

Pacific, hit .438 with eight kills, two digs and two blocks.

High School: Member of two Mira Costa High School CIF Championship Teams

(2001 & 2002) … Also played for The LBC Club that won back-to-back Junior

National Championships in 2001 & 2002 … Two-time All-American … Named to

the All-CIF First-Team in 2002 … In 1999, became the first freshman to ever make

the Mira Costa boys varsity volleyball team … Two-time winner of the Eric

Fonoimoana Commitment Award (2001 and 2002).

Personal: An Energy Systems Engineering Major … Born July 8, 1983 … Son of

Mary Pat and Ron Ahlfeldt … His sister, Allison Ahlfeldt won a bronze medal with

the USA sitting volleyball team at the 2004 Paralympic Games… Hobbies include

playing beach volleyball, and surfing.

Chris Ahlfeldt

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Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 97 239 59 466 0.386 41 7 46 16 61 77

2004 102 188 68 408 0.294 24 8 50 13 66 79

2003 80 110 28 249 0.329 24 9 40 5 73 78

Totals 279 537 155 1123 .340 89 24 136 34 200 234

Career Highs

Kills - 14 vs. UCLA (3/7/04)

Assists – 3 - 3x (Most Recent: at UC Irvine – 4/12/03)

Service Aces – 2 – 4x (Most Recent: at USC – 2/8/03)

Digs – 7 vs. Long Beach State (3/27/04)

Blocks - 11 at UC San Diego (4/5/03)

Getting to Know Chris Ahlfeldt

My earliest volleyball memory is: playing beach volleyball with my family.

I would describe myself as a person as: easy-going

What people don’t know about me is: I’ve traveled to more than 10 foreign countries.

The reason I love volleyball is: the teamwork it takes to succeed.

My greatest athletic moment is: beating Gio in the Kinderthon.

The teammate I admire most is: Joe Kay

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Tyler Caldwell – Long Beach State

The reason I chose Stanford is: the strong academic and athletic program.

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To be all I can be.

My favorite class at Stanford is: Rock, Sex, and Rebellion.

My favorite professional sports team is: The Lakers

My favorite professional athlete is: Shaquille O’Neal

The person I most admire is: The Dalai Lama

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: My dad

The best book I have read is: Tuesdays with Morrie

My favorite food is: Billy’s jerk pork

My least favorite food is: Anything from McDonalds

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Gushers

My favorite movie is: I’m Gonna Get you Sucka

My favorite TV show is: The O.C.

My favorite actor is: Johnny Depp

My favorite actress is: Jennifer Garner

My favorite type of music is: Reggae/punk

My favorite musical artists/band is: Slightly Stoopid

The best advice I’ve ever received was: Burn rubber not your soul

#14

Matt Ceran

Middle Blocker 6-6

Sophomore Los Angeles, CA

(Brentwood School)

As a Freshman in 2005: Played in 35 games, starting

6 matches and playing in 12 … Was a utility player

for the Cardinal, playing three different positions …

Notched 59 kills, averaging 1.69 kills per game …

Recorded 54 digs, averaging 1.54 kills per game … Also had 17 blocks for the season

… Had his season cut short with a thumb injury.

High School: A highly touted recruit out of Brentwood School in Los Angeles, CA

… First team all conference in 2002 on CIF championship team … Bronze medalist

in 2002 Junior Olympic games … CIF League MVP in 2003 … First team alltournament

at 2003 Junior Olympics … Led team to gold medals in Junior

Olympic Games in 2003 and 2004 … CIF MVP in 2004.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born August 15, 1986 … Son of Allan and Nancy

Ceran … Hobbies include surfing, chess, freestyling, video games, and environmentalism.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 35 59 47 182 .066 2 8 54 0 17 17

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Getting to Know Matt Ceran

My earliest volleyball memory is: watching my friend’s brother compete

I would describe myself as a person as: relaxed/silly

The reason I love volleyball is: It allows me to stay motivated

My greatest athletic moment is: winning JO’s two years in a row

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Brian Beckwith – Hawaii;

Jayson Jablonsky – UC Irvine

My favorite professional athlete is: Casey Jennings

The person I most admire is: Grandpa

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: My grandmother I never met.

The best book I have read is: Siddhartha

My favorite food is: Thai

My least favorite food is: no such thing

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: hamburgers

My favorite movie is: Breakin’

My favorite type of music is: Hip-hop/electronic

My favorite musical artists/band is: KRS - ONE

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Winning the beach volleyball Olympics

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: Playing beach volleyball in Brazil.

The person who has had the greatest influence in my life is: My father

The place I’d most like to visit is: Brazil

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Peru

Ten years from now, I would like to be: playing beach

My best advice to youngsters would be: You got only one life, enjoy it.

If I won a lot of money, I would: donate it to save the environment

For me to improve as a player, I need to: be quicker on the court

I am most thankful in my life for: all the opportunity I randomly received.

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#8

William Clayton

Outside Hitter 6-4

Senior Newport Beach, CA

(Newport Harbor HS)

As a Junior in 2005: Played in all 26 matches for the

Cardinal … Selected to the All-MPSF Scholar Athlete

team with the highest GPA in the Conference …

Recorded 154 kills, averaging 1.81 kills per game …

Ranked fifth on the team with 130 digs … Also recorded 40 blocks on the year.

As a Sophomore in 2004: Clayton returned to the team after taking two years

off to complete a Mormon mission (2002, 2003) … He picked up where he left off,

playing a key role in a number of victories … Clayton had standout performances

against UC Irvine and UCLA, registering 12 and 15 kills respectively … Clayton

also totaled 21 digs over the two-game span … Appeared in 62 games … Averaged

1.26 digs per game, ranking him fourth on the team … Named to the All-MPSF

Scholar Athlete team.

As a Freshman in 2001: Appeared in 49 games … Registered 64 kills, good for

fifth most on the team … Averaged 1.31 kills per game and a solid .365 hitting percentage

… Finished third on the team in service aces with 14 … Tallied 25 total

blocks (2 solo, 23 block assists) for a .051 blocks per game average.

High School: Prepped at Newport Harbor High School in Newport Beach, Calif

… As a senior, named the 2000 Sea View League Athlete of the Year … Earned All-

CIF honors in 2000 … Two-time All-Sea View League First Team selection (1999,

2000) … Also, a 1999 All-Sea View League performer in football … Earned All-CIF

honors in football in 1999.

Personal: An English major … Born March 17, 1982 … Son of Weatherford and

Lisa Clayton … Hobbies include playing the piano and fly-fishing.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 85 154 109 439 0.103 10 10 130 2 38 40

2004 62 113 53 271 0.221 9 9 78 3 14 17

2001 49 64 18 126 0.365 7 14 14 2 23 25

Totals 196 331 180 836 0.181 26 33 222 7 75 82

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Career Highs

Kills – 15 at UCLA (3/6/04)

Assists – 3 (2001)

Services Aces – 5 (2001)

Digs – 11 at UC Irvine (03/05/04)

Blocks – 4 – 2x (most recent at UCLA – 3/6/04)

Getting to Know William Clayton

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I would describe myself as a person as: quietly determined

The teammate I admire most is: Ben Reddy and Chris Ahlfeldt

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: They’re all a lot younger than I am!

The reason I chose Stanford is: It was always a dream to have this educational experience

The best thing about Stanford is: the opportunity to rub shoulders with very interesting

faculty.

My favorite class at Stanford is: ENG 263 : All of Shakespeare’s Plays

My favorite professional sports team is: The Spurs

The person I most admire is: My Dad and my Mom – it’s a tie

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: my future wife

The best book I have read is: To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf

My favorite food is: red snapper

My least favorite food is: anchovies

My favorite movie is: Oceans 12

My favorite actress is: Grace Kelly

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: doing more creative writing

The best advice I’ve ever received was: Choose the Right

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: Joseph Smith’s 1st Vision in 1820

The place I’d most like to visit is: London

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Ten years from now, I would like to be: Coaching my kid’s pee-wee soccer team and working

in a field that enables me to affect society for the better.

My most prized possession is: my Bible & Book of Mormon

If I won a lot of money, I would: stop worrying about grad school debt

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we’ll be scrappy.

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: Surfing

I am most thankful in my life for: My faith in Jesus Christ and my family’s love and support

William Clayton


Jeremy Jacobs

#13

Jeremy Jacobs

Setter 6-4

Senior Dallas, TX

(The Greenhill School)

As a Junior in 2005: Saw action in 2 matches for the

Cardinal … Was the back-up setter to All-American

Kevin Hansen.

As a Sophomore in 2004: A multi-purpose player

who saw time at a number of positions … Used primarily for his defensive skills

and exceptional passing ability … Appeared in 62 games … Ranked third on the

team in digs (151) and digs per game (1.72) … Recorded a career high 17 digs versus

Pacific … Named to the All-MPSF Scholar Athlete team.

As a Freshman in 2003: Saw action in 20 matches, playing in 54 games … Used

primarily for defensive purposes as the team’s libero … Also serves as the team’s

third setter … Recorded 73 digs on the season, the sixth most on the team … His

1.35 digs p er game also ranked sixth on the team … Posted a career-high 10 digs

versus UC Irvine.

Fall of 2002: Recorded four kills, two digs and a block in two matches at the

Husky Dino Cup.

High School: A Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” recruit out of Dallas, Texas … Fourtime

First-Team All-Southwest Preparatory Conference selection … Most Valuable

Player of the Western Canadian Volleyball Challenge in 2001 … Three-time team

MVP (1999-2001) and three-time team captain (1999-2001) at the Greenhill

School … Also lettered in track and baseball, and was the track team captain as a

senior … Played for the Seaside Volleyball Club.

Personal: An American Studies major … Born June 14, 1983 … Son of Alan and

Paula Jacobs … Father, Alan, played lacrosse at the University of Maryland.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 2 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0

2004 88 5 3 10 0.200 45 1 151 0 2 2

2003 54 1 0 1 1.000 9 0 73 0 0 0

Total 144 6 3 11 0.273 54 1 224 0 2 2

2 0 0 6 P L A Y E R B I O S

Career Highs

Assists – 3 at UC Irvine (3/5/04)

Digs – 17 vs. Pacific (4/17/04)

Getting to Know Jeremy Jacobs

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My earliest volleyball memory is: telling my high school coach I would play volleyball only if

it “didn’t interfere with baseball.”

I would describe myself as a person as: intelligent, laid back, intense, hardworking and

disciplined

The reason I love volleyball is: the competition, the inability to do it perfectly

The teammate I admire most is: Chris Ahlfeldt

The reason I chose Stanford is: blend of academics and athletics

My favorite class at Stanford is: Religion, Politics and America

My favorite professional sports team is: Dallas Cowboys / Dallas Mavericks

My favorite professional athlete is: Lance Armstrong

My favorite food is: omelets

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: chicken breasts or eggs

My favorite movie is: Apocalypse Now

My favorite TV show is: Seinfeld or Curb Your Enthusiasm

My favorite actor is: Johnny Depp

My favorite musical artists/band is: Led Zeppelin, Johnny Cash, NWA, Kanye West, Beatles

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: training for Ironman Triathlons

I would like to remembered at Stanford for: working hard, doing what is best for the team,

not getting hurt, being tough

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my Mom & Dad

Ten years from now, I would like to be: RETIRED & hiking or biking through mountains

My best advice to youngsters would be: Work hard, then work harder

My most prized possession is: my record player

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: cycling, running

I am most thankful in my life for: the opportunities I have been provided by my parents.

#11

Brian Lindberg

Libero 6-0

Junior Thousand Oaks, CA

(Thousand Oaks HS)

As a Sophomore in 2005: Played in 25 matches and

92 games for the Cardinal … Starting libero … Ranked

second on the team with 189 digs … Averaged 2.05

digs per game … Selected to the MPSF All-Academic

team … Was named the team’s Most Improved Player.

As Freshman in 2004: Appeared in 62 games as a defensive specialist and passer

… Gained valuable playing experience, improving throughout the year … Split

time at libero.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Thousand Oaks High School in Thousand

Oaks, Calif. … Two-year letterwinner … Coached by Tom Black and James Park …

Member of Santa Monica Beach Club.

Personal: A Human Biology major with a concentration in Neuroscience … Born

July 22, 1985 … Son of Fred and Jane Lindberg.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 92 1 1 2 .000 28 0 189 0 0 0

2004 62 0 1 4 -0.250 5 0 25 0 0 0

Total 154 1 2 6 -0.166 33 0 214 0 0 0

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Getting to Know Brian Lindberg

My earliest volleyball memory is: getting cut from the high school freshman volleyball team

I would describe myself as a person as: personable

What people don’t know about me is: my parents met playing volleyball

The reason I love volleyball is: I really like blocking

My greatest athletic moment is: catching a foul ball at a Dodger baseball game

The teammate I admire most is: that’s a loaded question

The reason I chose Stanford is: academics, athletics, weather, location

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: grades aren’t everything…

My favorite class at Stanford is: Intro to Cognitive Science

My favorite professional sports team is: LA Dodgers

The person I most admire is: Eric Adamson

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Barry Engelbrecht

The best book I have read is: The BFG

My favorite movie is: Moulin Rouge

My favorite TV show is: Friends

My favorite musical artists/band is: Switchfoot

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Take away a homerun by tossing my hat up in

the air, intercept the baseball with the cap and then catching the hat and ball … and

then I suppose I would continue to throw a base runner out at home.

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: Getting better grades, walking on the

football team, playing lacrosse and racquetball, singing in an a capella group, acting

more, dancing more, and playing more guitar, I guess.

The best advice I’ve ever received was: The irony of theft

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: My parents of course

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: Easter Island

The place I’d most like to visit is: Australia, all of it

The favorite place I ever have visited is: the back wall of Molokini

Ten years from now, I would like to be: Professional Lacrosse Player

My best advice to youngsters would be: It’s always better to go out than stay in.

My most prized possession is: my towel shorts

If I won a lot of money, I would: design and build my own mansion

For me to improve as a player, I need to: focus better

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: The Creator’s Game (a.k.a. Lacrosse)

I am most thankful in my life for: my family

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#5

Nick Manov

Outside Hitter 6-6

Senior Santa Cruz, CA

(Mount Madonna HS)

As a Junior in 2005: Played in 13 games …

Recorded 12 kills, 7 digs, and 2 blocks on the year.

As a Sophomore in 2004: Split time at opposite hitter,

appearing in 52 games … Totaled 95 kills …

Averaged 1.83 kills per game … Recorded a career high 13 kills versus Pacific …

Recorded a career high for digs versus UC Irvine (8).

As a Freshman in 2003: A highly touted recruit, but saw limited action in 2003

… Played in one game in 2003, in which he registered one kill in two attempts.

Fall of 2002: Appeared in two matches at the Husky Dino Cup in October, and

recorded one dig.

High School: A Volleyball Magazine “Fab 50” recruit out of nearby Santa Cruz,

California … Named Central Coast Section Most Valuable Player in 2002, as he led

Mount Madonna to the section title by recording 49 kills in the championship

match … Named MVP of the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League (SCCAL) as a senior,

and was named the league’s Junior of the Year in 2001 and Sophomore of the

Year in 2000 … A three-time SCCAL First-Team All-League selection … Played

club for Hawaii Volleyball Nation.

Personal: A Mechanical Engineering major … Born May 23, 1984 … Son of Bill

and Janice Manov.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 13 12 8 29 0.138 0 1 7 1 1 2

2004 52 95 47 220 0.218 4 8 46 2 12 14

2003 54 1 0 1 1.000 9 0 73 0 0 0

Total 119 108 55 250 0.212 13 9 126 3 13 16

Career Highs

Kills – 13 vs. Pacific (4/17/04)

Digs- 8 vs. UC Irvine (1/17/04)

Blocks – 3 at UCSD (1/24/04)

Nick Manov


Getting to Know Nick Manov

Other hobbies outside of Stanford: ultimate frisbee, beach volleyball, surfing, biking

My earliest volleyball memory is: hammering “2” balls in middle school

I would describe myself as a person as: confident, responsible, and skilled

What people don’t know about me is: I can hear a song and play it immediately

My greatest athletic moment is: 49 kills in CCS final

The teammate I admire most is: Ben Reddy

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Dillon Fitch - UCI

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: you can excel, but stay organized

The best thing about Stanford is: the people! Smart, friendly, good people

My favorite class at Stanford is: ME 140: Advanced Thermal Systems

My least favorite class at Stanford is: anything with papers

My favorite professional athlete is: Mike Lambert

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Gabby Reece

The best book I have read is: The Road Less Traveled

My favorite food is: any good Italian pasta

My least favorite food is: eggplant

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Annie’s Shells and corn dogs

My favorite movie is: Riding Giants

My favorite TV show is: The O.C.

My favorite actor is: Matt Damon

My favorite actress is: Charlize Theron

My favorite type of music is: hip-hop or acoustic rock

My favorite musical artists/band is: Mos Def or Doobie Brothers

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: playing ultimate frisbee or cycling

I would like to remembered at Stanford for: being friendly, a good athlete, and solid engineer

The best advice I’ve ever received was: “I reject the notion that you can’t do it all.” -George Jones

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: mom, dad, Erick Couch

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: 1997 Men’s Volleyball Final

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Half Dome at sunrise

Ten years from now, I would like to be: developing the next big hybrid engine and playing

beach volleyball

My best advice to youngsters would be: try different things. You’ve got nothing to lose.

My most prized possession is: my Giant OCR1 road bike

If I won a lot of money, I would: expand men’s volleyball and research alternative energy

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because:we’re scrappy and we got style

For me to improve as a player, I need to: hit hard, pass well, and get fired up

My parents were right when they told me: “I believe in you – whatever choices you make will

be okay.”

I am most thankful in my life for: my parents and sister

#1

Jesse Meredith

Outside Hitter 6-3

Sophomore Lancaster, PA

(Mannheim Township HS)

As a Freshman in 2005: Played in 7 games …

Averaged 1.71 kills per game … Notched 11 digs, averaging

1.57 digs per game.

High School: A multi-talented athlete… Captained

the volleyball and track teams at Mannheim Township High School… All state in

volleyball following his senior season … Played for Red Rose Volleyball Club and

participated in Junior Olympic nationals … Named rookie of the year in track and

field following his junior season … Won the league finals in the 100 and 300 meter

hurdles in 2004 … Team MVP following his senior season.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born December 3, 1985 … Son of Richard and

Lori Meredith … Sister, Erin is a second team All-American at Eastern University

(Div. III) … Hobbies include running, ping-pong, playing cards, and sports.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 7 12 4 19 .421 1 2 11 0 0 0

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Getting to Know Jesse Meredith

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My earliest volleyball memory is: going to my sister’s tournaments when I was 8.

I would describe myself as a person as: someone who loves my family, friends, God and

Stanford

What people don’t know about me is: I used to ride a unicycle

The reason I love volleyball is: it is exciting and I can always improve in a thousand ways

My greatest athletic moment is: qualifying for States in track and volleyball one week apart

The teammate I admire most is: was Kevin Hansen

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Ryan Sweitzer from PSU

The reason I chose Stanford is: the combination of athletics and academics

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: how to survive without sleep

The best thing about Stanford is: the people

My favorite professional sports team is: Philadelphia Eagles

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Will Ferrel

My favorite food is: pickles

My least favorite food is: tomatoes

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: cereal

My favorite movie is: Forrest Gump

My favorite TV show is: Seinfeld

My favorite actor is: Jim Carrey

My favorite type of music is: Classic Rock

My favorite musical artists/band is: Tom Montgomery

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: when I pounded the ball of off Wahl’s head

and it hit the ceiling … hard.

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: a decathlete, hopefully

The best advice I’ve ever received was: go to Stanford

The place I’d most like to visit is: Europe

The favorite place I ever have visited is: the Grand Canyon

Ten years from now, I would like to be: married

My best advice to youngsters would be: go to Stanford

If I won a lot of money, I would: buy a Segway

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: We’re a crazy bunch of

fools.

For me to improve as a player, I need to: keep working hard every day.

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: racquetball

I am most thankful in my life for: my family

Jesse Meredith

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#15

Ben Reddy

Opposite 6-4

Senior Waukesha, WI

(Waukesha South HS)

As a Junior in 2005: Starting Opposite player …

Had a strong junior campaign, leading the Cardinal in

several offensive categories … Led the team with 330

kills … Led the team with 3.79 kills per game … Also

ranked number one on the team with 26 service aces … Led the team with .30 service

aces per game … Fourth on the team with 135 digs … Selected to the All-MPSF

Scholar Athlete team.

As a Sophomore in 2004: Improved offensively to give the team another scoring

weapon … Appeared in 72 games … Scored 215 kills, ranking him third on the

team … His 2.99 kills per game average ranked second … Posted a career high 23

kills at UCSD, hitting .421 … Enjoyed his best all-around match versus UCSB with

20 kills, three service aces, four digs and 3 blocks … Named to the All-MPSF

Scholar Athlete team.

As a Freshman in 2003: Appeared in 10 matches, playing in 16 games …

Registered 27 kills on the year, averaging 1.69 kills per game. His 1.69 kills per game

average ranked seventh on the team … Finished the season with a .327 hitting percentage

… Enjoyed his best all-around game in the Cardinal’s win over Pacific, setting

career-highs in kills (8), total attempts (11), digs (5), and blocks (2), while posting

a .545 hitting percentage for the game.

Fall of 2002: Hit .500 with eight kills, three digs and two blocks vs. Pacific in the

gold medal match of the Husky Dino Cup in October … In preliminary round

action, recorded eight digs, three blocks, two service aces and two kills against the

University of Calgary.

High School: Named First Team All-Wisconsin as a senior … Two-time First-

Team All-Classic Eight League selection (2001 & 2002) … Three-year team captain

… Played for the North Shore Milwaukee Volleyball Club … Also lettered in basketball

and track at Waukesha South.

Personal: A Physics major with a minor in Mathematics… Born May 8, 1984 …

Son of Michael Reddy.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 87 330 159 741 0.231 8 26 135 3 20 23

2004 72 215 98 460 0.254 15 12 68 2 20 22

2003 16 27 11 49 0.327 2 0 13 1 2 3

Total 175 572 268 1250 0.243 25 38 216 6 42 48

Career Highs

Kills – 23 at UCSD (1/24/04)

Digs – 6 at Pepperdine (2/07/04)

Blocks – 3 vs. UCSB (1/30/04)

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Getting to Know Ben Reddy

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Stanford Campus activities outside of athletics: Research in Professor Brougersma’s

Materials Science lab

My earliest volleyball memory is: peppering with my sister Emily in the driveway

What people don’t know about me is: I used to be a lumberjack

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Andy Cole & Daniel Matthews at

Ohio State

The reason I chose Stanford is: academics

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: too much to write here

The best thing about Stanford is: the people

My favorite class at Stanford is: Physics 107: Advanced lab Project with Professor Moler &

Physics 130: Quantum Mechanics with Professor Kahn

My least favorite class at Stanford is: PWR

My favorite professional athlete is: Dwyane Wade

The best book I have read is: Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon

My least favorite food is: onions

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: turkey, cheese, tomato & avocado

sandwiches

My favorite TV show is: Family Guy and Lost

My favorite type of music is: classic rock

My favorite musical artists/band is: Led Zeppelin

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Stanford Men’s Volleyball winning the NCAA

Championship

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: spending time abroad, amongst other

things

The best advice I’ve ever received was: do what you think is right

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my father, my sisters, a few

high school teachers

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: the Scientific boom in the WWII era

The place I’d most like to visit is: Machu Picchu, Peru

My best advice to youngsters would be: take advantage of the opportunities you have

If I won a lot of money, I would: travel, pay off student loans

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we do funny-looking

warm-ups

For me to improve as a player, I need to: be more consistent; get kills in transition, block &

dig well

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: basketball

I am most thankful in my life for: the things I have learned from many wonderful people

Ben Reddy


Josh Schwarzapel

#9

Josh Schwarzapel

Outside Hitter 6-5

RS Sophomore Manhattan Beach, CA

(Mira Costa HS)

As a Sophomore in 2005: Played in 4 games for the

Cardinal … Was injured early in the season and took a

red-shirt year.

As a Freshman in 2004: Provided depth at outside

hitter … Gained valuable playing experience, improving throughout the year …

Appeared in 12 games … Totaled 11 kills on the season.

High School: A 2003 graduate of Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach,

Calif. … Three-year letterwinner … Coached by Mike Cook, Cam Green and

Dustin Avol … 2002 All-Bay League selection … Youth National Team member ‘02

… Helped team to CIF Championship in 2001 and ‘02 … Member of 2003 Junior

National Club Champions.

Personal: Communication Major … Born March 26, 1985 … Son of Gary and

Debbie Schwarzapel … Hobbies include entrepreneurship and investing, playing

the guitar, playing beach volleyball, reading, surfing and listening to music.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 4 3 1 10 .200 0 0 1 0 2 2

2004 12 11 11 38 0.000 0 1 7 0 4 4

Total 16 14 12 48 0.042 0 1 8 0 6 6

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Getting to Know Josh Schwarzapel

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My earliest volleyball memory is: beach camp with my buddies in 2nd grade

I would describe myself as a person as: passionate, motivated

What people don’t know about me is: I’m am open book

The reason I love volleyball is: it is very competitive and rewarding

My greatest athletic moment is: winning Junior Olympics

The teammate I admire most is: Chris Ahlfeldt

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Carter Hahn - Princeton

The reason I chose Stanford is: because of the awesome people

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: to manage my time

My favorite class at Stanford is: no question, MS&E 180: Organizations Theory and Practice

My favorite professional sports team is: Lakers

My favorite professional athlete is: Tom Brady, Ben Wallace

The person I most admire is: Paul Farmer, Bill Gates

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Larry Page, Google CEO

The best book I have read is: The Bible

My favorite food is: pizza

My least favorite food is: seafood

My favorite movie is: American Beauty

My favorite TV show is: Family Guy

My favorite type of music is: acoustic singer-songwriter stuff

My favorite musical artists/band is: Dave Matthews Band

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: studying Entrepreneurship & Investment more

I would like to remembered at Stanford for: Loving my friends & colleagues

The best advice I’ve ever received was: The Golden Rule

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: Mother, Father, Jesus, Dave Vogel

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: any one of MLK’s speeches

The place I’d most like to visit is: Venice, Italy

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Maui

Ten years from now, I would like to be: running my own company

My best advice to youngsters would be: discover your dreams and follow then hard!

My most prized possession is: my time

If I won a lot of money, I would: donate 1/2, invest 1/2

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: surfing

My parents were right when they told me: to never give up

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Brian Skinner

Outside Hitter 6-4

Sophomore Valencia, CA

(Valencia HS)

As a Freshman in 2005: Played in five games …

Averaged 1.20 digs per game … A very versatile player.

High School: Three year letter-winner in volleyball

at Valencia High School … Led his team to consecutive

CIF championships … Named first team All-Santa Clarita Valley in 2004 … Posted

a .464 hitting percentage in his senior season … Second team All-CIF after his senior

year … First team All-SCV in 2003 … Had his best individual performance with

10 kills, 11 blocks, and 17 digs in the 2003 CIF Semifinals … Earned SCV honorable

mention as a sophomore in 2002 … Named Volleyball Magazine Fab 50

Recruit.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born December 9, 1985 … Son of Gary and

Colleen Skinner … Father ran track for Kansas University … Hobbies include playing

cards and spending time with friends.

Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 5 0 0 0 0.000 1 0 6 0 0 0

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Brian Skinner

Getting to Know Brian Skinner

The reason I love volleyball is: it is fun and there is always something to improve

My greatest athletic moment is: winning CIF, twice

The reason I chose Stanford is: the academics

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: how great the people here are

The best thing about Stanford is: the awesome opportunities given to all of the students

The best book I have read is: Harry Potter

My favorite food is: ice cream

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: eggs

My favorite TV show is: Family Guy

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: bored

I would like to remembered at Stanford for: having a good time

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my parents

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Hawaii

Ten years from now, I would like to be: happy

My best advice to youngsters would be: enjoy sports without taking them too seriously

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we can win any given

day against any team

For me to improve as a player, I need to: practice and concentrate on form

#12

Matt Wahl

Middle Blocker 6-4

Sophomore San Diego, CA

(Francis Parker HS)

As a Freshman in 2005: Added depth to the squad

as a middle blocker.

High School: First team All-CIF in 2004 … Also

named to CIF and Union Tribune All-Academic teams

in 2004 … Named to the De LaSalle tournament’s all tournament team in 2004 …

Led his team to three CIF Division IV titles, along with three Western League titles

(2002-2004) … Set school record for hitting percentage his junior year.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born June 9, 1986 … Son of Geoff Wahl and

Barbara Parker … Hobbies include beach volleyball, tennis, watching movies, listening

to music.

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Career Stats

Year G K E TA PCT A SA DIG BS BA TOT

2005 0 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Getting to Know Matt Wahl

Other hobbies outside of Stanford: tennis, football

My earliest volleyball memory is: winning a frosh tournament in 9th grade

I would describe myself as a person as: motivated, friendly

The reason I love volleyball is: it is the best team sport – you can’t win without a complete

team effort

My greatest athletic moment is: winning CIF senior year

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Alex Castillo - Pepperdine

The reason I chose Stanford is: great academics and great athletic tradition

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: everyone here is good at everything and great at

something

The best thing about Stanford is: the people

My favorite class at Stanford is: CS 106A

My favorite professional sports team is: The Chargers

My favorite professional athlete is: Ladainian Tomlinson

The best book I have read is: Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut

My favorite food is: steak and mashed potatoes

My least favorite food is: anything really spicy

My favorite movie is: The Matrix

My favorite type of music is: alternative rock

My favorite musical artists/band is: Dave Matthews Band

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: A stuff block to win the NCAA title in the 5th

game

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: playing tennis/ have more free time

The best advice I’ve ever received was: Just let it flow

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my parents

Ten years from now, I would like to be: settling down in sunny San Diego

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we are a bunch of

relaxed guys that play with great intensity and never give up

I am most thankful in my life for: my incredibly supportive family and friends

Matt Wahl


#17

Cameron

Christoffers

2 0 0 6 N E W C O M E R B I O S

Middle Blocker 6-6

Freshman Yorba Linda, CA

(Esperanza)

High School: Three-year letter winner in volleyball

and four-year letter winner in basketball at Esperanza

High School … As a Middle Blocker in volleyball, named All-Sunset League First-

Team in 2005 … Named Volleyball Magazine ‘Fab 50’ in June, 2005 … As a Forward

on the basketball team, named team Defensive Player of the Year in 2005 …

Basketball team was the 2005 Sunset League Champions and Division I-AA Semi-

Finalist in 2005. Also played for the SCVC 18 Blue that placed 5th at Junior

Olympics in 2005.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born December 9, 1986 … Son of Jeff and Chery

Christoffers … Has a sister, Maura (16), and brother, Taylor (11) … Hobbies

include playing guitar, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends.

Getting to Know Cameron Christoffers

My earliest volleyball memory is: starting to play my sophomore year

I would describe myself as a person as: hard working

The reason I love volleyball is: it does not involve a lot of running

My greatest athletic moment is: playing in a CIF semi-final basketball game

The reason I chose Stanford is: academics are second to none

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: to manage my time

The best thing about Stanford is: its excellence in everything

My favorite professional sports team is: the Angels

My favorite professional athlete is: David Eckstein

The best book I have read is: Harry Potter (all of them)

My favorite food is: slurpees

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: cheese whiz

My favorite movie is: Dumb & Dumber

My favorite TV show is: South Park

My favorite actor is: Jim Carey

My favorite actress is: Angelina Jolie

My favorite type of music is: classic rock/ metal

My favorite musical artists/band is: Metallica

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: me dunking a basketball over Shaq

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: much less sore than I am now

The best advice I’ve ever received was: The ones that work the hardest get the most breaks

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my parents and friends

The place I’d most like to visit is: Europe

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Puerto Rico

Ten years from now, I would like to be: rich

My best advice to youngsters would be: always work hard, good things will happen

My most prized possession is: my guitar

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we are studs

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: basketball

I am most thankful in my life for: my family and upbringing

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John Ekins

Setter/Outside Hitter

Freshman Fresno, CA

(Bullard)

High School: Four-year letter winner in volleyball at

Bullard High School … Team won CIF Championship

in 2004 … Team won League Championship in 2002,

2004 & 2005 … Named All-League in all four years

(North Yosemite League in 2002, Tri City Athletic Conference in 2003 & 2004, and

County Metro Athletic Conference in 2005) … Named team captain in 2005 …

Named team C0-MVP in 2004 … Received Coaches Award in 2002 … Named

MVP of the Alisal Tournament in 2004 and All-Tournament in 2003 … Named All-

Tournament at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions in 2004 … Team won

the Alisal Invitational Champions in three consecutive years (2002, 2003 & 2004)

… Also lettered in water polo three years (2002-2004) as a Hole Set and Hole Guard

… Named Team Defensive MVP in 2004 … Water polo team was County Metro

Athletic Conference Champs in 2004 … Played club volleyabll for Fresno Volleyball

Club … Club team won the Gold Medal in the 16’s at the 2001 Junior National

Volleyball Tournament … Ekins was named Northern California Volleyball

Association All-Region in 2005.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born September 16, 1986 … Son of Brent and

Dana Ekins … Has four siblings: Kirsten Greenlaw (33), Britt Ekins (30), Jacob

Ekins (28) and Mark Ekins (25) … Mark was a Setter on the Long Beach State

Volleyball team from 1999-2002 … Jacob ran Cross-Country at BYU in 1996 …

Hobbies include playing piano, books and food.

Getting to Know John Ekins

Other hobbies outside of Stanford: piano

My earliest volleyball memory is: playing with my older brother, Mark

The reason I love volleyball is: being able to compete at a high level

My greatest athletic moment is: winning the CIF title in 2004

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Blake Taylor - UCLA

The reason I chose Stanford is: best athletics & best academics

My favorite class at Stanford is: PWR (Program for Writing and Rhetoric)

The person I most admire is: Jacob Ekins (brother)

My favorite food is: orange chicken

My least favorite food is: seafood

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: bagels & cream cheese

My favorite movie is: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

My favorite TV show is: CSI

My favorite actor is:Tom Cruise

My favorite type of music is: reggae, alternative

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: playing college ping-pong

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my parents, siblings

One moment in history I wish I could have been at is: Grassy Knole looking for the second

gunmen

The place I’d most like to visit is: Australia

The favorite place I ever have visited is: France

Ten years from now, I would like to be: finishing up grad school and starting a family

My best advice to youngsters would be: work hard

My most prized possession is: my talents

If I won a lot of money, I would: invest it

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we’ll always be

competitive and ready to knock off teams

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: water polo

My parents were right when they told me: to always do your best

I am most thankful in my life for: my talents

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Brian Fritzsche

2 0 0 6 N E W C O M E R B I O S

Opposite 6-4

Freshman Kildeer, IL

(Adlai E. Stevenson)

High School: Three-year letter winner in volleyball

at Adlai E. Stevenson High School … As an Opposite,

was a three-time All-North Surburban Conference

Selection (2003-2005) … Named to the Daily Herald

All-Area team in 2004 & 2005 … Was Pioneer Press All-Area 1st team in 2004 &

2005 … Also named Chicago Tribune All-State in 2004 & 2005 … Was team captain

his junior and senior years … named team MVP in 2005 … Had 761 career kills …

A Volleyball Magazine ‘Fab 50’ selection in June, 2005 … Played for Sports

Performance Volleyball Club from 2001-2005.

Personal: Will major in Economics and minor in Mathematics … Born

September 15, 1986 … Son of David and Kimberley Fritzsche … Has two sisters,

Martha (17), and Mary Kate (14) … Hobbies include playing guitar and basketball.

Getting to Know Brian Fritzsche

Other hobbies outside of Stanford: guitar, basketball

My earliest volleyball memory is: playing on my 7th grade junior high volleyball team

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Ryan Kwiatkowski – George Mason

University

The reason I chose Stanford is: great weather, great academics, and great volleyball

The best thing about Stanford is: the weather

My favorite professional sports team is: Miami Dolphins

The best book I have read is: The Runaway Juror by John Grisham

My favorite food is: ice cream

My least favorite food is: egg rolls

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

My favorite movie is: Armageddon

My favorite TV show is: The OC

My favorite type of music is: alternative/ punk

My favorite musical artists/band is: The Starting Line

The place I’d most like to visit is: Italy

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Hawaii

Ten years from now, I would like to be: rich

If I won a lot of money, I would: buy an island

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: Ben Reddy has an

awesome beard

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: basketball

My parents were right when they told me: college is hard

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Miki Groppi

Setter 6-4

Freshman Modena, Italy

(I.T.A.S. Francesco Selmi)

High School: A Setter and Outside Hitter for three

club teams: Casa Modena, Audax Casinalbo, and

Universal Carpi … Universal Carpi placed 5th in “Serie

B2” in 2005 … Won “Serie C” Championship with

Casa Modena in 2003 … Played for the Italian National Team in 2001-2002 … Won

the Italian U-15 Championship with Casa Modena in 2001 … Named MVP in

Regional Competition in 2000 … Graduated from I.T.A.S. Francesco Selmi with a

perfect 100/100 points on the final examination.

Personal: Majoring in International Relations and Communications … Born

September 20, 1986 … Son of Claudio Groppi and Mercedes Gonzales … Mother

was a Setter for the Peruvian National Team in the Montreal and Mexico City

Olympics … She also played professionally in the U.S. for Tucson Sky … Hobbies

include listening to music, talking with people, and traveling.

Getting to Know Miki Groppi

My earliest volleyball memory is: my first Modena uniform

I would describe myself as a person as: nice, honest, open-minded, passionate, faithful and

Italian

What people don’t know about me is: I am the national pasta eater champion! No one can

compete with me.

The reason I love volleyball is: it’s in my blood, I can’t help it…

My greatest athletic moment is: when we won the Italian Championship

The reason I chose Stanford is: here I can continue both my volleyball career and my studies

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: how fascinating diversity is, and how lucky I am to

be here

My favorite professional athlete is: Mauricio

The person I most admire is: my father

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: a girl I know will become by beloved

girlfriend

The best book I have read is: Rhinoceros

My favorite food is: pasta al pesto

My least favorite food is: broccoli

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: pasta 3 times per day and I wouldn’t

be regretful, trust me!

My favorite movie is: Braveheart

My favorite actor is: Mel Gibson

My favorite type of music is: rock

My favorite musical artists/band is: U2, The Verve, Oasis, Vasco Rossi, Rucchero

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: win the Olympics with Italia

The best advice I’ve ever received was: be humble and remember who you are

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my parents, my teachers, my

coaches, my friends

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: Christ’s passion

The place I’d most like to visit is: China

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Sevilla, Spain and Paris

My best advice to youngsters would be: don’t give up, believe in your dreams and fight for

them with passion and love

My most prized possession is: the Italian flag on my dorm’s wall above the bed

If I won a lot of money, I would: travel a lot

For me to improve as a player, I need to: workout with passion and dedication

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: soccer

My parents were right when they told me: I was coming here


#16

Jarod Keller

2 0 0 6 N E W C O M E R B I O S

Libero 6-1

Freshman Scotts Valley, CA

(Bellarmine College Prep)

High School: Four-year letter winner in volleyball

for Coach Patrick Adams at Bellarmine College Prep

… Played every position on the court during his four

year tenure … Was named CCS Player of the Year in

2005 … Named to the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) Second-Team in

2004 … Named WCAL Honorable Mention in 2003 … Bellarmine won the WCAL

and CCS Division I titles during his sophomore and senior years (2003 & 2005) …

Also played football for two year and basketball for one year … Won Bellarmine’s

General Excellence Award in 2002 & 2004 … Received Bellarmine’s Cardinal

Bellarmine Award and Student-Athlete Award in 2005 … Played club volleyball for

Bay to Bay … Bay to Bay placed in the top 20 for four straight years.

Personal: Undeclared Major … Born October 8, 1986 … Son of Terry and Julie

Keller … Has a brother, Brad (25), who was an Outside Hitter and Libero for Loyola

Marymount University Men’s Volleyball team … Hobbies include beach volleyball,

music, poetry, parties and bonfires.

Getting to Know Jarod Keller

My earliest volleyball memory is: watching my brother win a silver medal at the Junior Olympics

I would describe myself as a person as: sincere and industrious

What people don’t know about me is: that I’ve had to work for all that I have

The reason I love volleyball is: because life can’t get in the way of it

The teammate I admire most is: Josh Schwarapel for his leadership and attitude on and off

the court

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Jake Rosener – UC Santa Barbara

The reason I chose Stanford is: because of the quality education and outstanding athletic

teams

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: what it means to be on my own

The best thing about Stanford is: the people

My favorite class at Stanford is: IHUM “Journeys”

My favorite professional sports team is: the Giants

My favorite professional athlete is: Michael Vick

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Karch Kiraly

The best book I have read is: Crime and Punishment

My favorite movie is: The Last Samurai and Gladiator

My favorite TV show is: Friends and South Park

My favorite actor is: Tom Hanks

My favorite actress is: Eva Longoria

My favorite type of music is: rock/ rap

My favorite musical artists/band is: Dave Matthews Band

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: playing college baseball

I would like to remembered at Stanford for: being one of the best athletes to ever come through

here

The best advice I’ve ever received was: “Go big or go home,” and, “You are what you love, not

what loves you.”

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my brother and my mother

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: the signing of the Declaration of

Independence

The place I’d most like to visit is: Europe

The favorite place I ever have visited is: New York

Ten years from now, I would like to be: living comfortably

My best advice to youngsters would be: to work hard for your dreams: mine came true

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: of our determination and

poise

For me to improve as a player, I need to: play with the best

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: basketball

My parents were right when they told me: that it’s alright to fail sometimes – be patient with myself

I am most thankful in my life for: my family

Anything Else Interesting: I have gone to school with Brandon Williams my entire life, and

now here we are together at Stanford

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Brandon Williams

Middle Blocker 6-6

Freshman Los Gatos, CA

(Bellarmine College Prep)

High School: Three-year letter winner in volleyball

at Bellarmine College Prep … As a MIddle Blocker,

was named team MVP in 2004 … Received the

Bellarmine Billy Schmidt Award in 2005 … All-

Mercury First-Team selection in 2005 … His team won CCS division titles in 2003

& 2005 … Also played for Bay to Bay Volleyball Club.

Personal: Undeclared major … Born January 26, 1987 … Son of Sheree Williams

… Hobbies include snowboarding.

Getting to Know Brandon Williams

My earliest volleyball memory is: first learning passing form in 4th grade

I would describe myself as a person as: exuberant, curious, outgoing, active

What people don’t know about me is: I like to play Hearts

The reason I love volleyball is: it’s exciting to play because the game is so dynamic

My greatest athletic moment is: playing for the USA Youth National Volleyball team

The teammate I admire most is: Jarod Keller

A close friend from another college volleyball team is: Dean Bittner – Long Beach State

The reason I chose Stanford is: no other college has outstanding athletics AND academics

Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: college professors are surprisingly human

My favorite class at Stanford is: PWR 1: The Rhetoric of Places and Spaces

My favorite professional sports team is: San Francisco 49ers

My favorite professional athlete is: Lance Armstrong

The person I most admire is: my Dad

If I could spend a day with anyone it would be: Albert Einstein

The best book I have read is: The Sound and The Fury by William Faulkner

My favorite food is: strawberry ice cream

My least favorite food is: beans

If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: mac and cheese

My favorite movie is: Apocalypse Now

My favorite TV show is: The Simpsons

My favorite actor is: Robin Williams

My favorite actress is: Natalie Portman

My favorite type of music is: alternative rock

My favorite musical artists/band is: Jimmy Eat World and Green Day

My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: A volleyball player hitting the ball extremely

hard off his opponent’s head.

If I were not playing college volleyball, I would be: doing theater tech

The best advice I’ve ever received was: enjoy the moment

The people who have had the greatest influence in my life are: my parents

One moment in history I wish I could have seen is: MLK Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech

The place I’d most like to visit is: Spain

The favorite place I ever have visited is: Alaska

Ten years from now, I would like to be: rich

My best advice to youngsters would be: Do what you love to do.

My most prized possession is: my Homer Simpson slippers

If I won a lot of money, I would: invest it intelligently

The Stanford Volleyball team will be fun to watch this year because: we play volleyball

because we love the sport

For me to improve as a player, I need to: work as hard as I can

My favorite sport other than volleyball is: soccer

My parents were right when they told me: I would be tall

I am most thankful in my life for: having excellent parents and friends

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2005 Stanford Men’s Volleyball Results

Overall: 11-15 MPSF: 10-12 (8th Place)

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Date Opponent W/L Score Game Scores Attend

Jan 07 vs Univ of Pacific# W 3-0 30-25, 33-31, 30-28 -

Jan 07 vs Cal State Northridge# L 1-3 26-30, 30-22, 26-30, 26-30 -

Jan 08 vs Long Beach# L 2-3 30-25, 29-31, 31-33, 30-23, 17-19 503

Jan 14 #12 USC W 3-0 30-25, 30-28, 30-25 467

Jan 15 #3 PEPPERDINE L 1-3 30-28, 24-30, 29-31, 20-30 406

Jan 19 at LONG BEACH L 0-3 27-30, 23-30, 32-34 748

Jan 21 at UC San Diego W 3-0 30-26, 30-21, 30-24 562

Jan 27 CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE L 1-3 25-30, 30-27, 16-30, 26-30 204

Jan 29 #7 UC SANTA BARBARA L 2-3 30-23, 23-31, 30-28, 24-30, 16-18 559

Feb 3 at #3 Hawai`i L 2-3 24-30, 24-30, 30-27, 30-22, 13-15 3848

Feb 4 at #3 Hawai`i L 0-3 21-30, 26-30, 23-30 4242

Feb 11 #9 UNIV OF PACIFIC W 3-0 30-26, 30-21, 30-27 335

Feb 17 at UCLA BRUINS L 1-3 21-30, 20-30, 33-31, 26-30 403

Feb 19 at UC Irvine W 3-0 30-21, 30-23, 31-29 652

Feb 24 UC SAN DIEGO W 3-1 30-20, 30-27, 31-33, 30-23 198

Feb 26 #5 LONG BEACH W 3-0 30-15, 30-27, 31-29 602

Mar 04 at Cal State Northridge W 3-1 30-27, 30-27, 27-30, 30-28 385

Mar 05 at UC Santa Barbara L 1-3 33-31, 31-33, 23-30, 24-30 135

Mar 25 at #1 Pepperdine L 1-3 30-23, 21-30, 21-30, 27-30 871

Mar 26 at USC W 3-1 26-30, 30-27, 30-23, 30-22 400

Apr 01 #13 UC IRVINE W 3-0 30-21, 30-24, 30-24 388

Apr 2 #2 UCLA BRUINS L 1-3 30-25, 33-35, 21-30, 34-36 650

Apr 08 at #12 Pacific W 3-0 30-27, 36-34, 31-29 275

Apr 15 #6 BYU L 1-3 28-30, 30-18, 26-30, 30-32 725

Apr 16 #6 BYU L 1-3 27-30, 32-34, 30-28, 20-30 912

Apr 20 at Cal State Northridge* L 1-3 23-30, 30-28, 29-31, 19-30 218

# UCSB Tournament • *MPSF Play-in Match • All other matches are MPSF

2005 Stanford Men’s Volleyball Statistics

## Name G K K/G E TA PCT A A/G SA SE SA/G RE D D/G BS BA TOT B/G BE BHE

15 Reddy, Ben 87 330 3.79 159 741 .231 8 0.09 26 95 0.30 3 135 1.55 3 20 23 0.26 12 1

1 Buell, Craig 93 289 3.11 69 533 .413 23 0.25 7 24 0.08 1 46 0.49 19 82 101 1.09 15 6

5 Vogel, David 97 297 3.06 135 719 .225 30 0.31 18 63 0.19 22 207 2.13 3 42 45 0.46 8 5

2 Ahlfeldt, Chris 97 239 2.46 59 466 .386 41 0.42 7 25 0.07 1 46 0.47 16 61 77 0.79 14 3

8 Clayton, William 85 154 1.81 109 439 .103 10 0.12 10 55 0.12 29 130 1.53 2 38 40 0.47 5 0

17 Hansen, Kevin 97 87 0.90 21 179 .369 1232 12.70 22 21 0.23 2 185 1.91 9 42 51 0.53 10 17

14 Ceran, Matt 35 59 1.69 47 182 .066 2 0.06 8 21 0.23 11 54 1.54 0 17 17 0.49 4 2

3 Manov, Nick 13 12 0.92 8 29 .138 0 0.00 1 5 0.08 2 7 0.54 1 1 2 0.15 0 0

18 Meredith, Jesse 7 12 1.71 4 19 .421 1 0.14 2 4 0.29 0 11 1.57 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

7 Schwarzapel, Josh 4 3 0.75 1 10 .200 0 0.00 0 3 0.00 0 1 0.25 0 2 2 0.50 1 0

11 Lindberg, Brian 92 1 0.01 1 2 .000 28 0.30 0 0 0.00 31 189 2.05 0 0 0 0.00 0 1

4 Jones, Eric 1 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 1 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

10 Skinner, Brian 5 0 0.00 0 0 .000 1 0.20 0 0 0.00 1 6 1.20 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

9 Jacobs, Jeremy 2 0 0.00 0 0 .000 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

TEAM 8

STANFORD............ 97 1483 15.29 613 3319 .262 1376 14.19 101 317 1.04 111 1017 10.48 53 305 205.5 2.12 69 35

Opponents........... 97 1574 16.23 586 3382 .292 1468 15.13 110 450 1.13 101 996 10.27 67 387 260.5 2.69 70 41

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Kevin Hansen led the team in assists with 1232 in 2005.


Scott Fortune was a three-time All-American at Stanford

and a U.S. Olympian in 1988, 1992 and 1996.

U.S. Olympic Team

Scott Fortune 1988, 1992, 1996

Mike Lambert 1996

Jon Root 1988

Fred Sturm, Head Coach 1992, 1996

Andy Witt 2000

Gabe Gardner 2004

U.S. National Team

Duncan Blackman

Parker Blackman

Chris Braun

Dan Hanan

Scott Fortune

Matt Fuerbringer

Brian Moore

Ryan Moos

Jon Root

Curt Toppel

Fred Sturm, Head Coach

AVCA Player of the Year

Canyon Ceman 1993

AVCA Freshman of the Year

Duncan Blackman 1989

Matt Fuerbringer 1994

AVCA All-Americans

(First and Second Team Selections)

Duncan Blackman 1990, ’92

Parker Blackman 1990

Canyon Ceman 1990, ’92, ’93, ’94

Tom Duraldee 1977

Scott Fortune 1986, ’87, ’89

Matt Fuerbringer 1994, ’95, ’96, ’97

Dave Goss 1992, ’93

Dan Hanan 1988, ’89, ’90

Kevin Hansen 2005

Mike Lambert 1994, ’95, ’97

Craig Lauchner 1985

Jon Root 1984, ’85, ’86

Marcus Skacel 2001

Curt Toppel 2000, ’01, ’02

Keenan Whitehurst 1996

Andy Witt 1997, ’98

H O N O R S A N D A W A R D S

NCAA Tournament MVP

Mike Lambert 1997

MPSF Player of the Year

Canyon Ceman 1993

MPSF Freshman of the Year

Matt Fuerbringer 1994

Curt Toppel 2000

National Coach of the Year

Ruben Nieves 1992, 1997

Fred Sturm 1989

Western Intercollegiate Volleyball

Association All-Conference

1984 Jon Root (Second-Team)

Craig Lauchner (Honorable Mention)

1985 Jon Root (First-Team)

Craig Lauchner (Second-Team)

Chris Braun (Third-Team)

1986 Jon Root (First-Team)

Chris Braun (Third-Team)

Scott Fortune (Third-Team)

1987 Scott Fortune (First-Team)

Stephen Blue (Honorable Mention)

1988 Dan Hanan (Second-Team)

1989 Scott Fortune (First-Team)

Dan Hanan (First-Team)

Parker Blackman (Third-Team)

1990 Dan Hanan (First-Team)

Parker Blackman (Second-Team)

Duncan Blackman (Third-Team)

1991 Duncan Blackman (Second-Team)

1992 Dave Goss (First-Team)

Duncan Blackman (Second-Team)

Canyon Ceman (Second-Team)

MPSF All-Conference

1993 Canyon Ceman (First-Team)

Dave Goss (First-Team)

1994 Mike Lambert (First-Team)

Canyon Ceman (Second-Team)

Matt Fuerbringer (Second-Team)

1995 Matt Fuerbringer (First-Team)

Mike Lambert (First-Team)

Keenan Whitehurst (Hon. Mention)

1996 Matt Fuerbrigner (First-Team)

Keenan Whitehurst (Second-Team)

1997 Matt Fuerbringer (First-Team)

Mike Lambert (First-Team)

Stewart Chong (Second-Team)

Keenan Whitehurst (Third-Team)

Andy Witt (Third-Team)

1998 Andy Witt (First-Team)

Keenan Whitehurst (Second-Team)

1999 Patrick Klein (Honorable Mention)

2000 Curt Toppel (First-Team)

Marcus Skacel (Honorable Mention)

2001 Curt Toppel (Second-Team)

Marcus Skacel (Third-Team)

Brett Youngberg (Third-Team)

Josh Lukens (Honorable Mention)

2002 Curt Toppel (First-Team)

Kevin Hansen (Honorable Mention)

Marcus Skacel (Honorable Mention)

William Strickland (Hon. Mention)

2003 Curt Toppel (First Team)

Paul Bocage (Honorable Mention)

Kevin Hansen (Honorable Mention)

William Strickland (Hon. Mention)

2004 Kevin Hansen (Third-Team)

2005 Kevin Hansen (First-Team)

Craig Buell (Third-Team)

Block “S” Outstanding Achievement Award

Ruben Nieves 1980

Jake Gimbel Award

Stewart Chong 1997

Kevin Hansen 2005

Biff Hoffman Award

Matt Fuerbringer 1997

Block “S” Outstanding Male Senior

Scott Fortune 1989

Conference Male Athlete of the Year

Adam Keefe 1990

Block “S” Outstanding Male Junior

Dan Hanan 1989

Dave Goss 1992

Canyon Ceman 1992

Block “S” Outstanding Male Freshman

Adam Keefe 1989

Matt Fuerbringer 1994

Curt Toppel 2000

Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees

Jon Root Grad. Class of ‘86

Scott Fortune Grad. Class of ‘88

Olympian Jon Root at the 2003 Stanford Hall of Fame

Induction Ceremonies.

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Career Records

Kills

Rk. Name No.

1. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) 2,221

2. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 2,083

3. Dave Goss (1990-93) 1,976

4. Curt Toppel (2000-03) 1,840

5. Dan Hanan (1987-90) 1,471

6. Scott Fortune (1985-89) 1,409

7. Jon Root (1983-86) 1,405

8. Duncan Blackman (1989-92) 1,383

9. Bob Hillman (1990-93) 1,054

10. Marcus Skacel (1999-02) 1,042

Kills Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Dave Goss (1990-93) 6.56

2. Curt Toppel (2000-03) 6.03

3. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 5.99

4. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) 5.95

5. Andy Witt (1997-99) 5.30

6. Patrick Klein (1996-99) 5.14

Hitting Percentage

(* indicates less than 500 kills)

Rk. Name No.

1. Brian Garrett (1992-95) .474

2. Keenan Whitehurst (1995-98) .464

3. John Hribar (1990-93)* .457

4. Joe Burghardt (1991-94) .443

5. John Bezmalinovic (1990-93) .424

6. Paul Bocage (2000-03) .414

7. Tad Hoffman (1995-98) .409

8. Craig Buell (2002-05) .404

9. Dan Hanan (1987-90) .369

10. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) .365

Service Aces

Rk. Name No.

1. Duncan Blackman (1989-92) 115

2. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 112

3. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) 99

4. Canyon Ceman (1991-94) 96

5. Devin Poolman (1995-98) 94

6. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) 89

7. Curt Toppel (2000-03) 88

8. Stewart Chong (1994-97) 74

9. Dave Goss (1990-93) 71

10. Josh Lukens (1998-01) 64

11. Joe Burghardt (1991-94) 63

Matt Fuerbringer

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Josh Lukens

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Service Aces Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Devin Poolman (1995-98) .353

2. Duncan Blackman (1989-92) .339

3. Mike Lambert (1993-97) .323

4. Canyon Ceman (1991-94) .299

5. Curt Toppel (2000-03) .289

6. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) .265

7. Joe Burghardt (1991-94) .258

8. Dave Goss (1990-93) .236

9. Josh Lukens (1998-01) .230

10. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) .227

Digs

Rk. Name No.

1. Scott Fortune (1985-89) 976

2. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) 711

3. Duncan Blackman (1989-92) 692

4. John McDermott (1984-87) 648

5. Jon Root (1983-86) 643

6. Dan Hanan (1987-90) 615

7. Stewart Chong (1994-97) 613

8. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) 603

8. Dave Goss (1990-93) 603

10. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 579

11. Marcus Skacel (1999-02) 576

Digs Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Scott Fortune (1985-89) 2.59

2. Duncan Blackman (1989-92) 2.04

3. Dave Goss (1990-93) 2.00

4. Andy Witt (1997-99) 1.95

5. Seth Ring (2000-02) 1.94

6. David Vogel (2002-2005) 1.85

7. Marcus Skacel (1999-02) 1.81

7. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) 1.81

9. John Alstrom (1988-91) 1.80

10. Bob Hillman (1990-93) 1.69

Total Blocks

Rk. Name No.

1. Mike Hoefer (1994-97) 517

2. Keenan Whitehurst (1995-98) 472

3. Scott Fortune (1985-89) 402

4. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 373

5. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) 366

6. Dan Hanan (1987-90) 359

7. Canyon Ceman (1991-94) 273

8. Brett Youngberg (1998-01) 271

9. Paul Bocage (2000-03) 269

10. Craig Buell (2002-05) 267

Blocks Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Mike Hoefer (1994-97) 1.57

2. Keenan Whitehurst (1995-98) 1.38

3. John Bezmalinovic (1990-93) 1.21

4. Brian Garrett (1992-95) 1.17

5. John Hribar (1990-93) 1.14

6. Dan Hanan (1987-90) 1.13

7. Brett Youngberg (1998-01) 1.12

7. Tad Hoffman (1995-98) 1.12

9. Paul Bocage (2000-03) 1.10

10. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 1.07

Assists

Rk. Name No.

1. Canyon Ceman (1991-94) 5,912

2. Stewart Chong (1994-97) 5,144

3. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) 5,036

4. Josh Lukens (1998-01) 4,654

5. Parker Blackman (1987-90) 2,591

6. Kip Engen (1979-82) 2,561

7. Craig Lauchner (1982-85) 2,533

8. Steve Modory (1984-87) 2,109

9. Jimmy Blackman (1990-93) 1,185

10. Brad Griffith (1998-99) 969

Assists Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Canyon Ceman (1991-94) 18.42

2. Josh Lukens (1998-01) 16.68

3. Kip Engen (1979-82) 15.25

4. Jimmy Blackman (1990-93) 14.81

5. Craig Lauchner (1982-85) 14.54

6. Steve Modory (1984-87) 14.44

7. Stewart Chong (1994-97) 13.57

8. Ryan O’Hara (1988-91) 13.00

9. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) 12.85

10. P.K. Diffenbaugh (1996-97) 11.75

Games Played

Rk. Name No.

1. Kevin Hansen (2001-05) 392

2. Stewart Chong (1994-97) 379

3. Scott Fortune (1985-89) 376

4. Matt Fuerbringer (1994-97) 374

5. William Strickland (2000-03) 355

6. Mike Lambert (1993-97) 348

7. Keenan Whitehurst (1995-98) 343

8. Duncan Blackman (1989-92) 339

9. David Vogel (2002-05) 338

10. Mike Hoefer (1994-97) 330

11. Canyon Ceman (1991-94) 321

12. Marcus Skacel (1999-02) 319

Single Season Bests

Kills

Rk. Name No.

1. Matt Fuerbringer (1994) 763

2. Dave Goss (1992) 700

3. Mike Lambert (1994) 679

4. Scott Fortune (1989) 670

5. Mike Lambert (1997) 625

6. Curt Toppel (2000) 623

6. Mike Lambert (1995) 623

8. Dan Hanan (1989) 615

9. Dave Goss (1993) 542

10. Matt Fuerbringer (1995) 535

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Kills Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Curt Toppel (2000) 8.65

2. Dave Goss (1992) 7.52

3. Matt Fuerbringer (1994) 7.13

3. Dave Goss (1993) 7.13

5. Mike Lambert (1995) 6.92

6. Scott Fortune (1989) 6.84

7. Dan Hanan (1989) 6.54

8. Andy Witt (1998) 6.41

9. Patrick Klein (1999) 6.19

10. Mike Lambert (1998) 6.18

Hitting Percentage

Rk. Name No.

1. Joe Burghardt (1993) .560

2. Brian Garrett (1993) .548

3. Joe Burghardt (1992) .505

4. Mike Hoefer (1994) .494

5. John Hribar (1993) .492

6. Brett Youngberg (2001) .480

7. John Bezmalinovic (1992) .478

8. Craig Buell (2003) .473

9. Tad Hoffman (1998) .467

10. Keenan Whitehurst (1997) .467

10. Keenan Whitehurst (1996) .467

Service Aces

Rk. Name No.

1. Andy Witt (1997) 39

2. Stewart Chong (1997) 38

3. Canyon Ceman (1992) 37

4. Mike Lambert (1997) 36

4. Mike Lambert (1995) 36

4. Joe Burghardt (1994) 36

4. Duncan Blackman (1991) 36

8. Devin Poolman (1998) 35

9. Devin Poolman (1996) 34

9. Matt Fuerbringer (1995) 34

Service Aces Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Devin Poolman (1996) 0.48

2. Duncan Blackman (1991) 0.45

3. Devin Poolman (1998) 0.44

3. Canyon Ceman (1992) 0.44

5. Andy Witt (1997) 0.40

5. Mike Lambert (1995) 0.40

5. Duncan Blackman (1990) 0.40

8. Matt Fuerbringer (1995) 0.38

9. Mike Lambert (1997) 0.36

9. Stewart Chong (1997) 0.36

Seth Ring


Marcus Skacel

Digs

Rk. Name No.

1. Scott Fortune (1986) 379

2. Jon Root (1986) 321

3. Jon Root (1985) 304

4. Scott Fortune (1989) 286

5. John McDermott (1986) 285

6. Steve Blue (1986) 279

7. Brett Monello (1985) 259

8. Dan Hanan (1989) 256

9. John McDermott (1985) 247

10. Duncan Blackman (1989) 235

Digs Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Scott Fortune (1989) 2.92

2. Dan Hanan (1989) 2.72

3. Josh Palacios (2000) 2.66

4. John Alstrom (1988) 2.59

5. Duncan Blackman (1989) 2.50

6. Dave Goss (1993) 2.39

7. Marcus Skacel (2000) 2.32

8. Dan Hanan (1988) 2.28

9. Bob Hillman (1993) 2.25

10. David Vogel (2003) 2.21

Total Blocks

Rk. Name No.

1. Mike Hoefer (1997) 198

2. Mike Hoefer (1994) 165

3. Tad Hoffman (1998) 154

4. Keenan Whitehurst (1995) 138

5. Mike Lambert (1994) 131

5. Dan Lambert (1989) 131

7. Matt Fuerbringer (1997) 121

8. Keenan Whitehurst (1997) 116

9. Mike Lambert (1995) 115

10. John Bezmalinovic (1992) 114

Jon Root (1985) 114

Blocks Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Mike Hoefer (1997) 1.85

2. Tad Hoffman (1998) 1.81

3. Mike Hoefer (1994) 1.68

4. Keenan Whitehurst (1995) 1.60

5. Brian Garrett (1995) 1.47

6. Dan Hanan (1990) 1.46

7. John Bezmalinovic (1992) 1.43

8. Keenan Whitehurst (1996) 1.41

9. Dan Hanan (1989) 1.39

10. Keenan Whitehurst (1998) 1.38

C A R D I N A L R E C O R D B O O K

Assists

Rk. Name No.

1. Stewart Chong (1997) 1,978

2. Canyon Ceman (1994) 1,918

3. Josh Lukens (2000) 1,646

4. Stewart Chong (1995) 1,641

5. Canyon Ceman (1992) 1,600

6. Parker Blackman (1989) 1,560

7. Kevin Hansen (2003) 1,318

8. Kevin Hansen (2002) 1,317

9. Josh Lukens (1998) 1,265

10. Stewart Chong (1996) 1,250

Assists Per Game

Rk. Name No.

1. Josh Lukens (2000) 20.07

2. Canyon Ceman (1994) 19.57

3. Canyon Ceman (1992) 19.04

4. Stewart Chong (1997) 18.66

5. Canyon Ceman (1991) 18.62

6. Parker Blackman (1990) 18.09

7. Stewart Chong (1995) 18.03

8. Josh Lukens (1998) 16.87

9. Parker Blackman (1989) 16.77

10. Canyon Ceman (1993) 16.03

Single Match Bests

Kills

Rk. Name No.

1. Dave Goss at UCLA (2/7/92) 55

2. Andy Witt vs. Loyola Marymount

(2/21/98) 51

2. Matt Fuerbringer at Hawai’i

(4/2/94) 51

4. Curt Toppel vs. Long Beach State

(4/1/00) 50

5. Chris Braun vs. UCLA (2/26/86) 49

6. Curt Toppel at San Diego State

(2/11/00) 48

6. Matt Fuerbringer at CS Northridge

(2/26/96) 48

8. Matt Fuerbringer vs. BYU

(4/22/95) 47

8. Matt Fuerbringer at Hawai’i

(4/2/94) 47

10. Scott Fortune vs. UCSB (3/1/89) 46

Duncan Blackman

Mike Lambert

Hitting Percentage (10 kill min.)

Rk. Name No.

1. Mike Hoefer vs. Pepperdine

(4/25/94) .944

2. Andy Witt at UC Irvine

(3/28/97) .870

3. Tad Hoffman vs. Pacific

(2/7/98) .846

4. Craig Buell vs. UC Irvine

(2/21/03) .824

5. Dave Goss vs. UC San Diego

(4/24/93) .818

6. John Hribar at Penn State

(3/28/92) .813

Brett Youngberg vs. USC

(2/23/01) .813

8. Mike Lowe vs. USC (4/5/89) .800

9. John Hribar at Loyola Marymount

(4/2/93) .790

Dan Hanan at CS Northridge

(2/10/89) .790

Service Aces

Rk. Name No.

1. Brad Griffith vs. UC Santa Cruz

(4/9/99) 6

Matt Fuerbringer vs. Pepperdine

(3/29/96) 6

Devin Poolman vs. Pepperdine

(3/29/96) 6

Duncan Blackman vs. USC

(4/13/91) 6

5. Ben Reddy vs. Cal Poly (1/4/05) 5

Paul Bocage vs. Findlay (3/8/03) 5

Curt Toppel at USC (4/12/02) 5

William Clayton vs. BYU (4/2/01)5

Gabe Gardner at USC (2/6/99) 5

Devin Poolman vs. UCLA

(3/13/98) 5

Devin Poolman vs. Penn State

(3/9/98) 5

Devin Poolman vs. UC San Diego

(1/23/98) 5

Andy Witt vs. Hawaii (4/1/97) 5

Mike Hoefer at UC Irvine (3/11/95) 5

Canyon Ceman vs. UCSB (4/10/92) 5

Joe Burghardt at Pepperdine

(2/23/92) 5

Dan Hanan vs. CS Northridge

(2/18/89) 5

Scott Fortune at Saint Mary’s

(1/29/86) 5

Digs

Rk. Name No.

1. Dan Hanan at Hawaii (2/13/90) 23

2. Mike Lambert at BYU (4/8/95) 22

Scott Fortune vs. UCLA

(2/26/86) 22

4. Stewart Chong at UCLA (3/7/97)21

John Alstrom vs. USC (4/27/89) 21

Dan Hanan at UCSB (2/13/89) 21

Dan Hanan vs. Hawaii (1/31/89) 21

8. Scott Fortune at UCSB (2/13/89)20

Parker Blackman vs. Hawaii

(1/31/89) 20

10. David Vogel at CS Northridge

(1/31/03) 19

Tad Hoffman vs. BYU (4/1/98) 19

Dan Hanan vs. USC (4/5/89) 19

Total Blocks

Rk. Name No.

1. Tad Hoffman vs. USC (4/4/98) 15

2. Mike Hoefer vs. BYU (4/24/97) 14

2. Keenan Whitehurst vs. Loyola

Marymount (3/30/96) 14

2. Mike Hoefer vs. Pepperdine

(4/25/94) 14

2. John Bezmalinovic at Pepperdine

(2/23/92) 14

6. Keenan Whitehurst at BYU

(4/8/95) 13

6. Mike Hoefer at UC Santa

Barbara (3/6/94) 13

6. Brian Garrett vs. Hawai’i

(3/24/93) 13

6. John Bezmalinovic vs.

Long Beach State (3/9/91) 13

10. Tad Hoffman at UC

San Diego (3/6/98) 12

10. Tad Hoffman vs. Loyola

Marymount (2/21/98) 12

10. Mike Lambert at UC San Diego

(2/3/95) 12

Assists

Rk. Name No.

1. Canyon Ceman vs. Hawai’i

(3/24/93) 115

2. Canyon Ceman at UCLA

(2/7/92) 114

3. Stewart Chong vs. Hawai’i

(4/1/97) 109

4. Josh Lukens at UCSB (4/16/00) 107

5. Josh Lukens at Hawai’i

(3/24/00) 106

5. Canyon Ceman vs. USC (4/13/91) 106

7. Josh Lukens vs. Loyola

Marymount (2/21/98) 104

8. Stewart Chong vs. BYU (4/22/95) 103

9. Canyon Ceman vs. Long Beach

State (4/30/93) 103

10. Stewart Chong vs. Pepperdine

(3/27/97) 102

10. Stewart Chong at Long Beach

State (3/17/95) 102

10. Parker Blackman vs. California

(2/24/90) 102

10. Parker Blackman vs. USC

(4/5/89) 102

Current Players in Bold

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A

Ahlfeldt, Chris 2003-2005

Alstrom, John 1988-91

Amstutz, Mark 1985-86, 1988

Anderson, Frank 1978-80

Atkins, Sid 1981

B

Bart, Jeremy 1996-99

Bell, Doug 1980

Bender, Jeff 1994-96

Bezmalinovic, John 1989-93

Birkhoffer, Wendell 1978

Blackman, Duncan 1989-92

Blackman, Jimmy 1990-93

Blackman, Parker 1987-90

Blue, Stephen 1984-87

Bocage, Paul 2000-2003

Bomhack, Patrick 2002-2004

Braun, Chris 1983-86

Brewster, Don 1978-79

Brown, Cory 1978-80

Buell, Craig 2002-05

Burghardt, Joe 1991-94

C

Carico, David 1978-80

Ceman, Canyon 1991-94

Ceran, Matt 2005

Chong, Stewart 1994-97

Christopher, Rob 1975

Clark, Frank “Murphy” 1990-91

Clayton, William 2001, 2004-05

Clotfelter, Kurt 1986

Cosgrove, Charlie 1977

Cravatt, Brett 1997

Curtis, William 2000-2003

D

Dean, Bob 1980-83

Diffenbaugh, Noah 1994

Diffenbaugh, David 1996-97

Doane, John 1978

Dodds, Andrew 1980

Duralde, Tom 1977

E

Edwards, Ace 1978

Engen, Kip 1978-82

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A L L - T I M E L E T T E R W I N N E R S

F

Fischer, David 1992-94

Fishburn, Andy 1977

Fletcher, Rod 1977-80

Forsyth, Craig 1987-90

Fortune, Scott 1985-87, 1989

Foxworth, Jack 1978-80

Fuerbringer, Matt 1993-97

G

Garcia, Aaron 1994-97

Gardner, Gabe 1998

Garrett, Brian 1992-95

Garrett, Paul 1990

Goss, Dave 1989-93

Graham, Curtis 1998-2000

Griffith, Brad 1998-2001

Griffith, Chris 1995-99

Grimes, Tom 1977-80

H

Hanan, Dan 1987-90

Hansen, Kevin 2002-2005

Hillman, Bob 1990-93

Hoefer, Mike 1994-97

Hoffman, Tad 1995-98

Hribar, John 1989-93

J

Jacobs, Jeremy 2003-2005

Johnson, David 1986-89

Johnstone, Doug 2001-2002

Johnstone, Steve 1995

Jones, Eric 2005

K

Keefe, Adam 1990-91

Kim, Shane 1982-85

Klein, Jimmy 1990-93

Klein, Patrick 1996-99

Knapp, Jim 1981

Kolderup, Karl 1984

Final Ntnl Conf. Conf.

Year Coach Record Rank Record* Finish

2005 Don Shaw 11-15 11th 10-12 8th

2004 Don Shaw 9-18 15th 6-16 10th

2003 Don Shaw 17-12 6th 14-8 4th

2002 Don Shaw 17-9 8th 15-7 5th

2001 Ruben Nieves 14-9 5th 10-7 T-3rd

2000 Ruben Nieves 10-13 12th 9-10 4th

1999 Ruben Nieves 10-12 — 7-12 5th

1998 Ruben Nieves 15-8 6th 13-6 T-2nd

1997 Ruben Nieves 27-3 1st 16-3 1st

1996 Ruben Nieves 15-8 6th 12-7 T-3rd

1995 Ruben Nieves 18-7 6th 14-5 2nd

1994 Ruben Nieves 20-9 3rd 15-4 1st

1993 Ruben Nieves 18-6 2nd 16-3 1st

1992 Ruben Nieves 24-4 1st 14-2 2nd

1991 Ruben Nieves 8-13 T-8th 5-11 T-4th

1990 Fred Sturm 14-7 4th 12-4 T-2nd

1989 Fred Sturm 25-6 2nd 17-3 T-1st

L

Lamb, Robin 1998

Lambert, Mike 1993-95, 1997

Lauchner, Craig 1982-85

Latta, Bob 1975

Lindberg, Brian 2004-05

Look, David 1985, 1988

Lowe, Mark 1982-83

Lowe, Mike 1988-91

Lukens, Josh 1998-2001

Lum, Kim 1977-80

M

Manov, Nick 2003-2005

March, Bob 1981-83

Marrack, Keith 1990-91

Mannon, Willie 1975

Maron, Dave 1975

Mashima, Kyle 1975

McColl, John 1980-81

McDermott, John 1984-87

McFarland, Jason 1987

Mead, Aaron 1991-92

Meredith, Jesse 2005

Merja, Chuck 1975

Modory, Steve 1984-87

Monello, Brett 1983-86

Moore, Brian 1993-97

Moos, Ryan 1989,90,92,93

N

Neal, Tyler 1995-98

Nelson, Brad 1985-88

Nieves, Ruben 1980-81

Northrup, Tim 1982-84

O

Ogas, Jay 1988

O’Hara, Ryan 1988-91

Olmsted, Scott 1978, 1981

Osterloh, Rick 1991-92

P

Palacios, Jon 2000

Palacios, Josh 1996-2000

Parr, Dan 1982-86

Pederson, Scott 1988-89

Peterson, Robert 1987

Poolman, Devin 1995-98

Power, Brad 1975

R

Rand, Richard 1977

Reagan, Mark 1980-83

Reddy, Ben 2003-2005

Renshaw, Matt 1993-94

Ring, Seth 2000-2002

Root, Jon 1983-86

Rouse, Darryl 1988

Final Ntnl Conf. Conf.

Year Coach Record Rank Record* Finish

1988 Fred Sturm 11-19 13th 5-13 8th

1987 Fred Sturm 20-12 8th 10-8 5th

1986 Fred Sturm 14-9 7th 12-8 5th

1985 $Sturm/Shaw 23-10 5th 10-8 5th

1984 $Sturm/Shaw 13-15 — 6-12 8th

1983 Fred Sturm 8-16 — 3-13 8th

1982 Fred Sturm 7-18 — 3-13 8th

1981 Fred Sturm 6-17 — 1-15 8th

1980 Fred Sturm 8-12 — 6-12 7th

1979 Fred Sturm 4-16 — 1-17 9th

1978 Art Lambert 13-7 — 6-0 1st

1977 Art Lambert 13-6-2 — 5-1 1st

Totals 378-274 .580 247-203 .549

$ Fred Sturm and Don Shaw, co-head coaches

* 1979-92 Western Intercollegiate Volleyball Association;

1993-present Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

1977-78 Northern California Intercollegiate Volleyball Association

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S

Saeta, Dave 1978-81

Saeta, Steve 1980-82

Sanders, Brink 1992-94

Sandman, Christopher 2002-2003

Schmidt, Dan 1975

Schmiesing, Cliff 1978, 1981

Schwarzapel, Josh 2004-05

Shapiro, Peter 1981, 1983

Shelor, Brant 1992-95

Skacel, Marcus 1999-2002

Skinner, Brian 2005

Smith, Randy 1979-82

Smith, Vincent 1989

Steffes, Kent 1987

Stokes, Jim 1975

Strache, Kyle 2000-2003

Strickland, William 2000-2003

T

Taylor, J.B. 1994

Toppel, Curt 2000-2003

U

Urick, Bill 1978

V

Vogel, David 2002-2005

W

Wahl, Matt 2005

Walquist, Doug 1989-91

Watt, Jay 1975-78

Wells, Eric 1992-94

Whitehurst, Keenan 1995-98

Whiting, Bill 1975

Wilkin, Larry 1981

Witt, Andy 1997-98

Witte, Bill 1982-84

Wrede, Chris 1989-91

Y

Yardley, Richard 1978

Youngberg, Brett 1998-2001

Z

Zhang, Dan 1998-99

Ziegler, Bob 1982-83

Current players in bold.

Please contact the Stanford Media Relations Office

at (650) 723-4418 with any additions or

corrections.

Y E A R - B Y - Y E A R S T A N F O R D C O A C H I N G R E C O R D S

Above: Fred Sturm

Below: Ruben Nieves


Matt Fuerbringer

Stanford class of 1997

A L U M N I O N T H E A V P T O U R

Canyon Ceman

Stanford class of 1994

Canyon Ceman was named the 2002 AVP Best Setter and won an award for Special Achievement in 1997.

He has seven career titles with four different partners. His best international finish was a second with

Mike Whitmarsh in the 1997 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Los Angeles. Played professionally

in a Belgium indoor league (1995-96) after spending a season with the USA Men’s National Team

(1994-95). Ceman was also the youngest player to compete in the 1991 World University Games and the Pan

Am Games.

One of the fastest rising stars of the AVP Nissan Series, Matt Fuerbringer was awarded Rookie of the Year

in 2003. Along with his partner Casey Jennings, Fuerbringer made it into the finals four times in 2003,

tying for the most among all teams.

During the 2004 season, they captured their first victory at the Belmar Open. They appeared in two additional

championship matches, giving them the second-most of any team on the Tour that year. In 2005

Fuerbringer won twice more, both with Jennings, in San Diego and Hermosa Beach. Fuerbringer finished

the 2005 season ranked fourth in blocks (316), first in kill percentage (.609) and third in hitting percentage

(.448). No other active team has played in more domestic events together than Fuerbringer and Jennings.

Fuerbringer has also spent five years playing professionally in Europe and speaks fluent Spanish. He also

spent time writing for DIG Magazine about traveling abroad to play beach volleyball.

Mike Lambert

Stanford class of 1997

“L ambo” or the “Hawaiian Curtain” as he is fondly known by his rivals on the AVP Tour, has taken the

beach volleyball community by storm and become one of the sports most promising players in only

his third professional season on the AVP Nissan Series.

The 2004 AVP season will be known as “the year of Mike Lambert,” after he was named AVP Best Offensive

Player, AVP Most Valuable Player and part of AVP Team of the Year with his legendary partner Karch Kiraly.

Lambert captured four first place finishes in 2004, including the prestigious Manhattan Beach Open,

which he describes as his greatest accomplishment alongside his role model, Karch. He also won the San

Diego Open, the Aquafina Shootout in Las Vegas, and the Santa Barbara Invitational. Had a podium finish

in 10 of the 12 AVP events that season.

In 2005, he won three titles, winning with two different partners plus the individual event in Las Vegas.

His title in Cincinnati came in just his second event playing with John Hyden. Lambert was third on the

Tour in blocks in 2005 (with 334) while ranking fifth in kill percentage (.594) and ninth in hitting percentage

(.434).

Before he transitioned to the beach, Lambert was a member of the U.S. National Team for five seasons

(1995-96 and 1998-2000) and was an Olympian in 1996 and 2000. He also played professionally in Italy for four years.

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Mountain Pacific

Sports Federation

P.O. Box 850

Woodland, CA 95776-0850

phone: 530-669-7600

fax: 530-669-7627

www.mpsports.org

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M P S F C O N F E R E N C E

THE MOUNTAIN PACIFIC

SPORTS FEDERATION

A Legacy of NCAA Champions in Olympic Sports

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) was established in

1992 to serve the competitive needs of member institutions from

the Big West, Pacific-10, Mountain West, Western Athletic and West

Coast Conferences and other selected universities in the western United

States, and to provide championship competition for Division I intercollegiate

Olympic sports in a conference setting. The MPSF was originally

formed to provide enhanced competition and championship

opportunities for sports without conference affiliation; to contain the

costs of competition; and to ensure the survival of sports impacted by

Title IX and other fiscal pressures. The Federation has served as an

incubator for emerging women’s sports and as a safe harbor for sports

impacted by conference realignments. Beginning its 14th year of competition,

the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation successfully manages

the ever-changing face of college sports by fostering contraction and

expansion of its intercollegiate athletics portfolio to meet the dynamic

needs of its member institutions and conferences.

During the 2005-2006 season, the MPSF will oversee nine Olympic

sports while serving approximately 1500 student-athletes and 80 head

coaches from 32 universities in 12 western states. All MPSF teams compete

at the NCAA Division I level in men’s soccer, men’s and women’s

water polo, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and

women’s gymnastics, women’s lacrosse and men’s volleyball. All MPSF

champions are eligible to compete in NCAA Championships with

MPSF men’s soccer, men’s and women’s water polo, and men’s volleyball

champions earning automatic qualification into NCAA championship

events.

In 2004-2005, four MPSF teams won NCAA championships with

over a dozen teams and hundreds of student-athletes competing in

NCAA post-season competition. UCLA won NCAA titles in both men’s

2005 MPSF Standings

Conf. Overall

W L Pct. W L Pct.

1. Pepperdine 20 2 .909 23 2 .920

2. UCLA 18 4 .818 25 5 .833

3. Brigham Young 15 7 .682 20 9 .652

4. Hawai’i 15 7 .682 19 9 .678

5. Long Beach State 14 8 .636 22 10 .688

6. UC Santa Barbara 13 9 .591 16 14 .533

7. CS Northridge 10 12 .454 19 14 .576

8. Stanford 10 12 .454 11 15 .423

9. UC Irvine 7 15 .318 9 20 .310

10. Pacific 6 16 .273 12 18 .400

11. USC 3 19 .136 6 23 .207

12. UC-San Diego 1 21 .045 2 24 .070

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation

The MPSF was established in 1992 and unites the Big West, Pacific-

10, Mountain West, Western Athletic and West Coast Conferences,

providing championship competition to 32 member institutions, all

competing at the NCAA Division I level in eight Olympic sports. The

men’s volleyball conference includes a 12-team single division, with

the conference season consisting of 22 matches (each team playing

home-and-home, with the exception of traveling to or hosting two

matches against BYU and Hawaii). Here is a list of the 12 MPSF teams

in 2006:

BYU CS Northridge

Hawaii Long Beach State

Pacific Pepperdine

Stanford UC Irvine

UCLA UC San Diego

UC Santa Barbara USC

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and women’s water polo, with Pepperdine University winning the

NCAA men’s volleyball championship and University of Oklahoma

regaining the NCAA title in men’s gymnastics. In men’s soccer, the

University of New Mexico was ranked No. 1 in the nation for several

weeks before taking a double overtime 0-0 draw against Virginia in the

third-round of the NCAA tournament, with the Cavaliers advancing to

the quarterfinals by winning the penalty tiebreaker against the Lobos.

In addition to the twin NCAA water polo titles, UCLA also won the

MPSF men’s indoor track and field championship for the fourth-consecutive

year, with Stanford taking the women’s title for the third

straight season. Stanford won MPSF championships in men’s water

polo, women’s indoor track and field and women’s lacrosse with

Sacramento State taking the women’s gymnastics championship for the

third time in four seasons.

Al Beaird has been the Federation’s only executive director, taking

the reigns after being selected by the MPSF Administrative Committee

in 1998. Beaird’s position was established as a result of the Federation’s

very successful growth and well established tradition of NCAA and

national championship caliber play. The former Director of Youth and

Community Programs for UC Davis Athletics, Beaird centralizes the

administration of all Federation sports, while working closely with

head coaches and administrators from over 30 universities competing

at the Division I level. Beaird oversees all aspects of MPSF operations,

including scheduling, officiating, championships, media relations,

NCAA relations, and sponsorships, while also facilitating conference

legislation, annual coaches’ business meetings and Federation

Administrative and Executive Committee meetings. Beaird recently

completed a four-year term, with two years as chair of the NCAA Men’s

Water Polo Championships and Rules Committee and is liaison to the

USOC and national governing bodies for amateur athletics in the

United States.

The Mountain Pacific Sports Federation… featuring tomorrow’s

Olympians today!

2005 USA TODAY/AVCA Divisions I-II

Coaches Top 15 FINAL POLL

Rank School Total Final

(First Place Votes) Points Record

1 Pepperdine (16) 240 25-2

2 UCLA 219 26-6

3 Long Beach State 206 22-10

4 Penn State 190 30-4

5 UC Santa Barbara 174 16-14

6 Cal State Northridge 155 19-14

7 Hawai’i 147 19-9

8 BYU 132 20-10

9 Ohio State 119 24-8

10 Loyola-Chicago 91 26-3

11 Stanford 81 11-15

12 UC Irvine 64 9-20

13 Pacific 48 12-18

14 George Mason 34 19-10

15 Ball State 20 17-15

2006 MPSF Championship Tournament

April 19-29

The top nine finishers in the conference will play in this single elimination

tournament to determine the MPSF Champion and the West

Region’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Final Four.

2006 NCAA Championship

May 4-6

Host: Pennsylvania State University

Four teams from across the country will participate in this tournament

in University Park, PA. One automatic qualifier will come out

of the East, Midwest and West Regions, and the NCAA selection

committee will choose one at-large team.


T H E N E T W O R K E R S C L U B

Stanford Scholarship Funding

Two sources provide scholarship funds for Stanford’s student-athletes: the Athletic Department’s

scholarship endowment and the Buck/Cardinal Club.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarships are large sums of money that have been invested in the University’s endowment

and generate significant interest income each year. A portion of the income is spent on student

financial aid and the remainder is reinvested in the principal.

The following endowed scholarships, named for the donor or for whom the donor wishes to

honor, provide full or partial grants-in-aid to members of the 2006 Men’s Volleyball team:

The Rachford and Carlotta A. Harris Scholarship II Nick Manov

The Milton C. and Nellie Jo Iverson Volleyball Scholarship Chris Ahlfeldt

The Robert Rojka Athletics Scholarship John Ekins

The Sherman Shumway Scholarship Miki Groppi

The Rixford K. Snyder Scholarship Matt Ceran

The Joseph and Mary Vickers Scholarship Josh Schwarzapel

Buck/Cardinal Club

Nearly $3 million is raised annually in scholarship funds through gifts from the Club’s 6,000

members. Over 250 volunteers assist the Buck/Cardinal Club and the Athletic Department in their

annual fund raising efforts.

Join The Stanford Men’s Volleyball Networkers

The Stanford Men’s Volleyball office is responsible each year for fundraising a significant portion of its operating budget. This challenge has been met over the

years in great part through membership in the Networkers. The Networkers is the Stanford Men’s Volleyball booster group. Funds generated through

Networkers membership are absolutely vital to the continued success and existence of Stanford Men’s Volleyball.

The Stanford Athletic Department provides the great majority of funding necessary to operate the Men’s Volleyball Program. For example, through Athletic

Department dollars, Stanford Men’s Volleyball is funded to the NCAA men’s volleyball limit of 4 1/2 scholarships. The Athletic Department also provides the bulk

of funding to cover salaries and operating expenses. This, combined with Networkers Club support, is the financial life blood of Stanford Men’s Volleyball.

Your Networkers membership is very important to Stanford Men’s Volleyball. All alumni, family members, friends of Stanford Men’s Volleyball, and friends of

Stanford Athletics are asked to join. It is easy to become a Networkers member and contributions are welcome in any amount. To join, make your check payable

to Stanford Men’s Volleyball and send to: Men’s Volleyball Office, Athletic Department, Stanford, CA 94305-6150. Your donation is tax-deductible.

If you have any questions concerning Stanford Men’s Volleyball, contact head coach Don Shaw at the above address, or e-mail donshaw@stanford.edu, or call

(650) 725-0763. Stanford Men’s Volleyball is grateful for your support.

Corporate Sponsors

Gatorade

Industrial Volleyball League

Jimmy V’s Sports Cafe

Just Volleyball

Molten America

Mount Madonna Center

Nike

Rojoz Gourmet Wraps

Sheraton of Palo Alto

Individuals

Kirk Anderson

Wendell Birkhofer

Mike Bisek

Jimmy & Maria Blackman

Duncan Blackman

Chris Braun

Bob & Sue Brenner

Donald Brewster

Ralph E. Brogdon, Jr.

Cory and Lorna Brown

Jack & Rosalie Burghardt

Bill Campbell

Dennis & Susan Chong

Jenny Claypool

Martha Claypool

Chris Crader

William A. Curtis

Burt DeGroot

Erlinda Diaz

John & Judith Diffenbaugh

Steve & Bev Docter

Ron & Zelma Dorfman

Tom Duralde, M.D.

Stu Epstein

Chuck & Julie Fannin

Gary & Renae Fish

Andy Fishburn

Rod Fletcher

Scott Fortune

Jack & Sara Foxworth

Mel Froli

Lori & Regan Fuller

Denise Garbero

Nancy Goodwin

Barry & Norris Goss

Dick & Anne Gould

Gail Graham

Randy Graham

Frank Hargadon

Clifford Hayashi

Barbara B. Hillman

Paul & Linda Hoffman

James Ingram

Nancy Ishiki

Milt & Jo Iverson

Eric Johnson

Mr. and Mrs. Brian Jones

Steve & Brenda Kane

Glenna J. Kerker

Shane and Dana Kim

Jimmy Klein

John & Charlotte Kosty

John Kosty

Mike Lambert

Robert & Jeanette Latta

Craig Lauchner

Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Lauter

Diane Liebenson

Susan Lin

Dr. Mark Lowe

Mark & Sonia Lukens

Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Malouf

James Mark

Malcolm MacLeod

Keith Marrack

Mr. & Mrs. D. Marsolais

Roger May

May Family Foundation

Douglas Menke

Al Mitchell

Dennis Mitchell

Samuel L. Moise, Jr.

Rick & Callie Moos

Fred R. Muhs

Ms. Curly Neal

Dale & Christal Neal

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Nelson

Carmen Nieves

Hector Nieves

Omel & Tina Nieves

Ruben & Annie Nieves

Greg & Dion Peterson

Professor Vahe Petrosian

Stanford Men’s Volleyball would like to

thank the following sponsors for their

continued support.

James & Virginia Pinkerton

Bill Plate & Annette Walton

Brad Power

Sonia Reyes

George & Lynn Rice

Frank & Nancy Ring

Al Roderigues

Francis Rotella

Deborah & James Runyeon, Jr.

Olivia Samonte

David & Leslie Saeta

Don Shaw

Ken & Jitka Skacel

Rixford Snyder

Dan Stone

Fred & Carolyn Vos Strache

Bob & Rosie Strickland

Fred Sturm

Kurt & Haldis Toppel

Gerald J. Thuesen

Evan Tuchinsky

David Ross Unietis

Marjolein van der Meulen

Gary Wakai

Win & Melinda Wells

Dan & Kathleen Whitehurst

Karl Yorston

Doug & Marcia Young

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On October 1, 1891, the 465 new students who were on

hand for opening day ceremonies at Leland Stanford

Junior University greeted Leland and Jane Stanford enthusiastically,

with a chant they had made up and rehearsed only that

morning. Wah-hoo! Wah-hoo! L-S-J-U! Stanford! Its wild and

spirited tone symbolized the excitement of this bold adventure.

As a pioneer faculty member recalled, “Hope was in

every heart, and the presiding spirit of freedom prompted us

to dare greatly.”

For the Stanford’s on that day, the university was the realization

of a dream and a fitting tribute to the memory of their

only son, who had died of typhoid fever weeks before his sixteenth

birthday. Far from the nation’s center of culture and

unencumbered by tradition or ivy, the new university drew

Millions of volumes are housed in many libraries throughout the campus.

students from all over the country: many from California;

some who followed professors hired from other colleges and

universities; and some simply seeking adventure in the West.

Though there were many difficulties during the first months –

housing was inadequate, microscopes and books were late in

arriving from the East – the first year foretold greatness. As

Jane Stanford wrote in the summer of 1892, “Even our fondest

hopes have been realized.”

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S T A N F O R D U N I V E R S I T Y

Stanford University

The University

at a Glance

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Ideas of “Practical Education”

Governor and Mrs. Stanford had come from families of

modest means and had built their way up through a life of

hard work. So it was natural that their first thoughts were to

establish an institution where young men and women could

“grapple successfully with the practicalities of life.” As their

thoughts matured, these ideas of “practical education”

enlarged to the concept of producing cultured and useful citizens

who were well-prepared for professional success.

More than one hundred years later, the university still enjoys

the original 8,180 acres (almost 13 square miles) of grassy fields,

eucalyptus groves, and rolling hills that were the Stanfords’ generous

legacy, as well as the Quadrangle of “long corridors with

their stately pillars” at the center of campus. It is still true, as the

philosopher William James said, during his stint as a visiting

professor, that the climate is “so friendly ... that every morning

wakes one fresh for new amounts of work.”

Current Perspectives

In other ways, the university has changed tremendously on

its way to recognition as one of the world’s great universities.

At the hub of a vital and diverse Bay Area, Stanford is an

hour’s drive south of San Francisco and just a few miles north

of the Silicon Valley, an area dotted with computer and high

technology firms largely spawned by the university’s faculty

and graduates. On campus, students and faculty enjoy new

libraries, modern laboratories, sports facilities, and comfortable

residences. Contemporary sculpture, as well as pieces

from the Stanford Museum’s extensive collection of sculpture

by Auguste Rodin, is placed throughout the campus, providing

unexpected pleasures at many turns. At the Stanford

Medical Center, world-renowned for its research, teaching,

and patient care, scientists and physicians are searching for

answers to fundamental questions about health and disease.

Ninety miles down the coast, at Stanford’s Hopkins Marine

Station on the Monterey Bay, scientists are working to better

understand the mechanisms of evolution, human development,

and ecological systems.

The university is organized into seven schools: Earth

Sciences, Education, Engineering, the Graduate School of

Business, Humanities and Sciences, Law and Medicine. In addition,

there are more than 30 interdisciplinary centers, programs,

and research laboratories – including the Hoover

Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; the Institute for

International Studies; the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center;

and the Stanford Center for the Study of Families, Children and

Youth – where faculty from a wide range of fields bring different

perspectives to bear on issues and problems. Stanford’s

Overseas Studies Program offers students in all fields remarkable

opportunities for study abroad, with campuses in Paris,

Kyoto, Santiago, Berlin, Oxford, Florence, and Moscow.

S T A N F O R D U N I V E R S I T Y

Stanford People

By any measure, Stanford’s faculty – which numbers

approximately 1,700 – is one of the most distinguished in the

nation. It includes 16 Nobel laureates, 4 Pulitzer Prize winners,

21 National Medal of Science winners, 132 members of

the National Academy of Sciences, 223 members of the

American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 80 members of the

National Academy of Engineering, and 23 members of the

National Academy of Education. Yet beyond their array of

honors, what truly distinguishes Stanford faculty is their commitment

to sharing knowledge with their students. The great

majority of professors teach undergraduates both in introductory

lecture classes and in small advanced seminars.

Currently 13,900 students, of which 6,500 are undergraduates,

live and study on campus. About 40 percent come from

California, but all 50 states and approximately 100 countries are

represented as well. Among undergraduates, 44 percent are

African American, Asian American, Hispanic or Native

American. Like the faculty, the Stanford student body is distinguished.

Approximately 10 students apply to Stanford for every

place in the freshman class. Eighty-four Stanford students have

been named Rhodes Scholars, 66 have been named Marshall

Scholars, and 48 have been named Truman Scholars. Nearly 90

percent of graduating seniors plan to attend graduate or professional

schools. Stanford students also shine in a tremendous

array of activities outside the classroom – from student government

to music, theater, and journalism. Through the Haas

Center for Public Service, students participate in dozens of

community service activities, such as tutoring programs for

children in nearby East Palo Alto, the Hunger Project, and the

Arbor Free Clinic.

In the athletic arena, Stanford students have enjoyed

tremendous success as well. Stanford fields teams in 34

Division I varsity sports – equally divided between men’s and

women’s teams. Of Stanford’s 101 national team titles, 50 have

been captured since 1990, by far the most in the nation.

Thirty-eight of Stanford’s athletes and coaches participated in

the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, 49 competed in Atlanta at

the 1996 Games, 34 represented Stanford at the 2000 Games

in Sydney – by far the most of any university in the nation –

and 42 Stanford athletes competed at the 2004 Games in

Athens. Intramural and club sports are also popular; over

1,000 students take part in the club sports program, while participation

in the intramural program has reached 9,000, with

many students active in more than one sport.

Looking Ahead

In her address to the Board of Trustees, in 1904, Jane

Stanford said,“. . . Let us not be afraid to outgrow old thoughts

and ways, and dare to think on new lines as to the future of the

work under our care.” Her thoughts echo in the words of former

Stanford President Gerhard Casper, who has said, “The

true university must reinvent itself every day . . . At Stanford,

these are days of such reconsideration and fresh support for

our fundamental tasks – teaching, learning, and research.”

Stanford University

still enjoys the

original 8,100 acres

of grassy fields,

eucalyptus groves,

and rolling hills that

were the Stanfords’

generous legacy.

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Beyond the Campus

San Francisco

Bay Area

Gateway to the

San Francisco

Bay Area and Beyond

From bustling cosmopolitan cities to quiet coastal retreats,

the San Francisco Bay Area is incomparable. First-class

attractions, world-class athletics, cultural diversity, remarkable

skylines and breathtaking views make this region one of

the world’s most popular destinations.

And at the hub of this great region is Stanford University,

located within an hour’s drive of San Francisco to the north,

Silicon Valley to the south and the coastal cities which line the

Pacific Ocean to the west.

San Francisco has been named the world’s top city twice and

the country’s top city on seven occasions. Surrounded by three

sides of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, San Francisco’s

compact 46 square miles crowd the tip of the San Francisco

Peninsula.“The City”has a population of 730,000 and is the centerpiece

of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is the nation’s fifth

largest metropolitan region and registers a population of over six

million and hosts over 16 million visitors each year.

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San Francisco’s signature skyline dominates the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the world’s most picturesque

locations. The City is home to numerous attractions, including the world-famous cable cars, the TransAmerica

Pyramid, Ghirardelli Square, PacBell Park, Coit Tower (below left), and Lombard Street – the world’s crookedest

street (below right).

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© Robert Holmes, California Dept. of Tourism

Photography © Robert Holmes, California Dept. of Tourism


© Robert Holmes, California Dept. of Tourism

The City is a cultural wonderland, an ethnic treasure chest

where custom, tradition and history are preserved, celebrated

and shared. From the vibrant counterculture in Haight-Ashbury

to the young and glamorous tech survivors in their South of

Market lofts, San Francisco is a golden dream come true.

Visitors and residents of San Francisco have a playground

of diversity at their fingertips. Fisherman’s Wharf, a must-see

for all, includes waterfront marketplaces such at PIER 39, The

Cannery and Ghirardelli Square. Golden Gate Park,

Chinatown, North Beach, Union Square, Pacific Bell Park, the

Embarcadero Center and, world famous cable cars and trolleys

are just an example of what The City has to offer. The

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco’s signature landmark,

looms as the gateway to the City by the Bay.

Pebble Beach on the Monterey Peninsula near Carmel.

To the south of Stanford are Santa Clara and San Jose, the

anchors to the Silicon Valley. Computer firms and software

companies can be found throughout the region, which is considered

the leader among the world’s high technology industry.

Lest you think that the valley is all business, though, spend

a day at Paramount’s Great America, delve into the wonders of

technology at the Tech Museum of Innovation or explore the

Winchester Mystery House.

One of the world’s great stretches of coastline is located

within a short drive from Stanford University. To the south is

the Monterey Peninsula, which includes the picturesque

coastal towns of Monterey, Carmel and Santa Cruz. The

Monterey Bay Aquarium, Cannery Row and 17-Mile Drive

along Pebble Beach are musts for visitors.

And if you bring your golf clubs, some of most famous golf

courses can be found on the Monterey Peninsula, including

Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Cypress Point. The Beach

Boardwalk, which features a historic wooden roller coaster, is

located along the coast in Santa Cruz.

Further north along the coast is Half Moon Bay, Princetonby-the-Bay,

San Francisco and Marin County, located just

across the Golden Gate Bridge. A short ferryboat ride past

Alcatraz Island are the coastal towns of Tiburon, Larkspur and

Sausalito.

S A N F R A N C I S C O B A Y A R E A

Just outside of the immediate Bay Area, Yosemite is a favorite destination.

A short drive north and east of Marin County gets you into

the Napa Wine Country, home to dozens of well-known vintners.

Within a few hours drive from the Bay Area is Lake

Tahoe, home to some of the finest skiing in the country.

The Bay Area is also a mecca for some of the finest sports

organizations in the nation. The Bay Area has two professional

football teams (San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders), two

professional baseball teams (San Francisco Giants, Oakland

A’s), one professional soccer team (San Jose Earthquakes), one

professional basketball team (Golden State Warriors) and one

professional hockey team (San Jose Sharks)

Whether it’s a cosmopolitan atmosphere, the cultural offerings

of one of the great cities in the world, a visit to a coastal

location, a trip to the Wine Country or skiing at Lake Tahoe,

the San Francisco Bay Area remains one of the great destinations

in the world today.

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San Francisco Bay is renown for

excellent conditions for both

boating and windsurfing.

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© Robert Holmes, California Dept. of Tourism


No other athletic

department in the

country can boast of

the kind of success

that Stanford has

accomplished.

Above: Pac-10 Player of the Year

Candice Wiggins has emerged as

one of the top basketball players

in the nation. Top Right:

Stanford captured the 2004

Women’s Volleyball NCAA title.

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S T A N F O R D A T H L E T I C S – H O M E O F C H A M P I O N S


Stanford Athletics

Home of Champions

Home of Champions.” Those are the bywords for the Stanford

University Athletic Department.

And for good reason. No athletic department in the country can

boast of the kind of success that Stanford has accomplished since the

1980’s. NCAA team champions. NCAA individual champions.

Olympic medalists. Stanford University athletes have been all over the

world capturing championships.

The statistics speak for themselves: Stanford University has won 73

NCAA team championships since 1980, the most in the nation;

Cardinal athletes have won 50 NCAA championships since 1990 –

again the most in the nation. Stanford has brought home 29 NCAA

championship trophies the past seven years, including an unprecedented

six NCAA team titles in 1996-97. In 1991-92, Stanford athletes

took home 29 individual NCAA titles – an NCAA record. Cardinal

athletes won 21 individual championships during the 1992-93 season,

the second most in history.

Even more impressive is Stanford’s string of 11 consecutive

NACDA Directors’ Cup titles (1995-05). The award honors the

nation’s top overall athletic program and with 11 straight victories in

the competition, it is no wonder Stanford is considered the dominant

athletic program in the nation.

Stanford captured its 11th straight Directors’ Cup in 2004-05. The

Cardinal won a total of three national team crowns (two NCAA) in

synchronized swimming (U.S. Collegiate), women’s tennis and

women’s volleyball. Stanford had a total of 16 Top 10 finishes with

lightweight crew, women’s cross country, men’s swimming, women’s

swimming, men’s water polo and women’s water polo joining the

national champions in the Top Five. The Cardinal also picked up nine

individual national titles (seven NCAA) and 13 team conference

championships.

Stanford has now won at least one NCAA team championship for

28 straight years. Cardinal teams have also won four or more NCAA

team titles in a single year nine times, an NCAA best.

All totaled, Stanford has won 101 collegiate team titles (90 NCAA

championships) and 391 NCAA individual titles. Cardinal women

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have won an NCAA-best 33 team championships while men’s teams

have captured 57 NCAA team titles, third-best in the nation. Overall,

Stanford’s 90 NCAA team championships rank second in the nation.

In the last 12 years (since 1993-94), Stanford has claimed 41

national team championships and 37 NCAA team titles – the best in

the country.

The best athletic year in school history arguably came in 1996-97

when Cardinal teams set an NCAA record by winning six NCAA

team championships in a single academic year: men’s and women’s

cross country; men’s and women’s volleyball; and men’s and women’s

tennis. Nine other teams finished in the Top Four nationally, includ-

Tiger Woods is one of the PGA’s most successful golfers with

victories in all four Major events.


S T A N F O R D A T H L E T I C S – H O M E O F C H A M P I O N S

ing second-place finishes in women’s swimming, men’s swimming,

men’s water polo and women’s synchronized swimming. Stanford

also posted third-place finishes in women’s basketball, baseball and

fencing, as well as fourth place finishes in women’s golf and women’s

water polo. In addition, the Stanford co-ed sailing team added a

ICYRA national championship.

The 1996-97 school year also saw the Cardinal football team

advance to the Sun Bowl, the women’s basketball team return to the

Final Four, the baseball team qualify for the College World Series and

the men’s basketball team advance to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA

Tournament for the first time since it won the 1942 NCAA title.

Not only has the Cardinal won an NCAA record six NCAA team

championships in a single season (1996-97), but it has also won five

NCAA titles in a single year on three occasions: 1991-92, ’94-95 and ’97-

98. Cardinal teams have won four championships in a single academic

year on five occasions: 1985-86, ’86-87, ’92-93, ’93-94 and 2001-02.

Stanford has won 173 conference or regional titles since 1991,

again the best in the country. Cardinal teams won a record 18 conference

or regional championships in 1998-99 – by far the best performance

of any school in the nation.

Another memorable moment came in 1999-2000 when the Cardinal

football, men’s basketball and baseball teams won at least a share of their

respective Pac-10 titles for the first time in school history.

Stanford has simply dominated in several sports. The Cardinal men’s

tennis team has won 17 NCAA titles while the women’s squad has

hauled in 15 national titles. Other programs to have brought in at least

five national titles include men’s water polo (11), women’s swimming

(9), men’s swimming (8), men’s golf (7) and women’s volleyball (6).

Stanford has also enjoyed unequaled success in Olympic competition.

Stanford was represented by 43 affiliates at the most recent

Olympic Games that took place in 2004 in Athens, Greece. The

Cardinal totaled 17 medals (three gold, seven silver, seven bronze).

At the 2000 Summer Games in Sydney, Australia, Stanford was represented

by a total of 34 athletes and coaches. The Cardinal contingent

won a total of 10 medals – four gold, three silver and three bronze.

At the 1996 Games in Atlanta, Stanford placed 49 coaches and athletes

on Olympic teams, including three head United States Olympic

coaches (Tara VanDerveer, women’s basketball; Richard Quick, women’s

swimming; Skip Kenney, men’s swimming). Stanford athletes accounted

for 16 gold medals, one silver and one bronze in Atlanta.

Four-time collegiate player of the

year Tony Azevedo graduated as

perhaps the greatest water polo

player in Stanford history.

Stanford captured its second-straight NCAA Women’s Tennis title. Trevor

Brown, Jr./NCAA Photos

At the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Cardinal athletes earned 19

medals – 10 gold, four silver and five bronze. If Stanford were a country,

it would’ve placed 13th in the world with its 19 medals and ninth

with 10 golds. Thirty-eight Stanford-affiliated athletes and coaches

participated in Barcelona while 41 members of the Cardinal family

took part in the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

Olympic gold medalists are numerous on The Farm. Former

Cardinal standout Bob Mathias won back-to-back Olympic

decathlon gold medals in 1948 and ’52, while swimmers Pablo

Morales, Jenny Thompson, Summer Sanders, Janet Evans and Misty

Hyman have become household names in the swimming world.

Morales, who helped Stanford win three straight NCAA team

championships (1985-87), won three medals at the 1984 Games in

Los Angeles (one gold, two silver) and two more gold medals at the

1992 Games in Barcelona. Evans won three golds in the 1988 Games

in Seoul, and one gold and one silver in Barcelona, while Sanders won

four medals in Barcelona; two gold, one silver and one bronze.

Thompson is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history with 12

medals (eight gold, three silver, one bronze). Hyman added her name

to the list of Stanford swimming greats by winning the 2000 Olympic

gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly to pull off one of the biggest

upsets of the Sydney Olympiad.

A list of the great student-athletes in the history of Stanford

Athletics would be difficult to even come close to compiling but a few

of the great names in the amazing history of Stanford Athletics include

Tom Watson and Tiger Woods (golf); Tim Mayotte, John McEnroe and

Roscoe Tanner (men’s tennis); Kristin Klein, Ogonna Nnamani, Kim

Oden and Logan Tom (women’s volleyball); Kristin Folkl (women’s

basketball/volleyball); Jack McDowell and Mike Mussina (baseball);

Julie Foudy (women’s soccer); Hank Luisetti, Brevin Knight and Mark

Madsen (men’s basketball); Jennifer Azzi and Kate Starbird (women’s

basketball); Jim Plunkett, John Elway and Troy Walters (football); Debi

Thomas (figure skating); Eric Heiden (speed skating) and the great

Ernie Nevers (football); just to name a few.

It’s no wonder Stanford University is often referred to as the

“NCAA’s Champion of Champions.”

Stanford

Championship Facts

Total National

Championships: 101

Total NCAA

Championships

(NCAA rank): 90 (No.2)

Total Men’s

NCAA Championships

(NCAA rank): 57 (No. 3)

Total Women’s

NCAA Championships

(NCAA rank): 33 (No. 1)

Total Individual

NCAA Championships:

393

NCAA Team

Championships

Since 1990: 50*

NCAA Team

Championships

Since 1980: 73*

*most in the nation

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Directors’ Cup

Champion of

Champions

2004-05 Season

Conference Championships: 13

National Finish:

11 teams in the national Top 5

18 teams in the national Top 10

27 teams in the national Top 25

National Rankings:

12 teams in the national Top 5

18 teams in the national Top 10

30 teams in the national Top 25

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Directors’ Cup

Champion of

Champions

Women’s Volleyball – NCAA Champions

• Sixth national championship in program history

• Led by Volleyball Honda Award Winner, NCAA Top

VIII Award Recipient and NCAA Championship Most

Outstanding Player Ogonna Nnamani

• Entered NCAA Championship as No. 11 seed

• Concluded the season on a 15-match win streak

Stanford University captured its 11th consecutive NCAA Division I

Sports Academy Directors’ Cup in 2004-05. The award is presented

annually by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of

Athletics (NACDA) to the best overall collegiate athletic program in

the country.

The Cardinal won three national team championships in 2004-05

(synchronized swimming, women’s tennis, women’s volleyball), while

a total of 11 teams finished among the Top five nationally and 18

teams placed in the Top 10.

Stanford teams finishing in the Top 10 were synchronized swimming

(1st), women’s tennis (1st), women’s volleyball (1st), men’s

swimming and diving (2nd), men’s water polo (2nd), women’s water

polo (2nd), lightweight crew (5th), women’s cross country (5th),

women’s swimming and diving (5th), women’s outdoor track (5th),

women’s basketball (5th-T), men’s cross country (6th), men’s crew

(7th), men’s gymnastics (7th), women’s sailing (7th), men’s outdoor

track (7th), women’s indoor track (8th) and softball (9th-T).

Developed as a joint effort between USA Today and NACDA, the

Sports Academy Directors’ Cup is the only all-sports competition

that recognizes the institution in each of the four categories with the

best overall athletics program.

Synchronized Swimming – Collegiate Champions

• Third national championship in program history

• Swept every event at Collegiate National

Championship

• Finished the season unbeaten as a team

• Led by Katie Norris (Collegiate Athlete of the Year) and

Sara Lowe (Highpoint Athlete Recognition)

• Heather Olson Named Collegiate Coach of the Year

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Stanford’s 2004-05 Varsity National Titles

3 National (2 NCAA) Championships, 13 National (8 NCAA)

Individual Champions

Team Champions:

Synchronized Swimming

Women’s Tennis

Women’s Volleyball

Caroline Bruce swept the breaststroke titles at the 2005 NCAA Women’s

Swimming and Diving Championships.

Individual Champions:

Men’s Swimming and Diving

NCAA 100 Yard Backstroke Gary Marshall (senior)

NCAA 400 Yard Medley Relay Jayme Cramer (senior),

Gary Marshall (senior), Matt McDonald (senior),

Ben Wildman-Tobriner (sophomore)

Synchronized Swimming

National A Elements Katie Norris (senior)

National B Figures Katherine Norris (freshman)

National Duet Sara Lowe (freshman),

Courtenay Stewart (freshman)

National Solo Katie Norris (senior)

National Trio Samantha Bongiovanni-Duclos (sophomore),

Sara Lowe (freshman), Courtenay Stewart (freshman)

Women’s Swimming and Diving

NCAA 100 Yard Breaststroke Caroline Bruce (freshman)

NCAA 200 Yard Breaststroke Caroline Bruce (freshman)

Men’s Indoor Track and Field

NCAA 5000 Meters Ian Dobson (senior)

Men’s Outdoor Track and Field

NCAA 5000 Meters Ryan Hall (junior)

NCAA Discus Michael Robertson (junior)

Women’s Tennis

NCAA Doubles Alice Barnes (junior), Erin Burdette (senior)

Women’s Tennis – NCAA Champions

• 15th national title (14th NCAA) in program history

• Fourth NCAA title in five seasons for head coach Lele

Forood, who was named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year

for the second straight season

• Finished the season with a perfect 27-0 record, marking

the team’s second straight unbeaten campaign and ninth

in school history

• Erin Burdette and Alice Barnes won NCAA Doubles Title

and earned ITA Doubles Team of the Year honors


D I R E C T O R S ’ C U P – C H A M P I O N O F C H A M P I O N S

2004-05 Stanford Athletics Sport-by-Sport Results

Fall Sports

Overall Conference Conf. Finish Nat’l Finish Final Rank

Football 4-7 2-6 8th-T, Pac-10 – –

W Volleyball 30-6 15-3 2nd, Pac-10 1st 1st

M Soccer 7-6-5 2-4-2 4th, Pac-10 – –

W Soccer 13-6-3 4-3-2 T-4th, Pac-10 17th-T 19th

M Cross Country – – 1st, Pac-10 6th 6th

W Cross Country – – 1st, Pac-10 5th 5th

Field Hockey 8-12 0-6 4th, NorPac (West) – –

M Water Polo 23-5 7-1 1st, MPSF 2nd 2nd

Michael Robertson won the 2005 NCAA

discus title.

Erin Burdette (left) and Alice Barnes captured

the 2005 NCAA women’s doubles title.

Winter Sports

Overall Conference Conf. Finish Nat’l Finish Final Rank

M Basketball 18-13 11-7 3rd-T, Pac-10 33rd-T –

W Basketball 32-3 17-1 1st, Pac-10 5th-T 5th

M Fencing – – – 11th 11th

W Fencing – – – 11th 11th

M Swimming 6-1 3-1 1st, Pac-10 2nd 2nd

W Swimming 7-1 5-0 1st, Pac-10 5th 5th

M Gymnastics 9-9 5-4 3rd, MPSF 7th 8th

W Gymnastics 9-14 7-8 4th, Pac-10 – 17th

Synchronized Swim. – – – 1st 1st

M Indoor Track – – 2nd, MPSF 13th 13th

W Indoor Track – – 1st, MPSF 8th 8th

Wrestling 6-8-1 2-6-1 9th, Pac-10 37th –

Gary Marshall captured an individual NCAA title in the 100 yard backstroke and a NCAA

relay title as part of the 400 yard medley relay.

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Samantha Bongiovanni-Duclos, Sara Lowe and Courtenay Stewart captured the National

Trio Synchronized Swimming title. Lowe and Stewart also won the Duet title.

Spring Sports

Overall Conference Conf. Finish Nat’l Finish Final Rank

Baseball 34-25 12-12 6th-T, Pac-10 17th-T –

M Crew – – 3rd, Pac-10 7th 7th

W Crew – – 2nd, Pac-10 11th 11th

Lightweight Crew – – 1st, PCRC 5th 5th

M Golf – – 6th, Pac-10 18th-T 18th-T

W Golf – – 9th, Pac-10 19th 19th

W Lacrosse 13-5 5-0 1st, MPSF – 18th

Co-ed Sailing – – 3rd, PCC – 15th

W Sailing – – 1st, PCC 7th 3rd

Softball 43-16 13-8 1st-T, Pac-10 9th-T 8th

M Tennis 14-11 4-3 4th, Pac-10 17th-T 22nd

W Tennis 27-0 7-0 1st, Pac-10 1st 1st

M Outdoor Track – – 7th, Pac-10 7th 7th

W Outdoor Track – – 1st, Pac-10 5th 5th

M Volleyball 11-15 10-12 8th, MPSF – 11th

W Water Polo 22-7 9-3 2nd, MPSF 2nd 2nd

5000 meter NCAA champions – Ian Dobson (left) won the NCAA indoor title and Ryan

Hall won the NCAA outdoor title.

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