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DeLozier smashes NCAA records

I combed the 2010 record book to see how many entries Midwest and Central region players and teams will have in the 2011 version. Here’s what I found. There are several statistics in the record book that the NCAA does not track in the regular season.

Keep in mind that the scoring format was changed in 2008.

Individual record notes
• Maranatha’s Torey DeLozier had 747 kills in 2010. The previous record was 602 by City College of New York’s Floriana Garo in 2009. St. Olaf’s Kim Smisek’s 605 kills in 2010 also bettered the previous record and is good for third behind DeLozier and Cortland’s Ashley Coyle, who had 614 kills in 2010.

• DeLozier had 5.93 kills per set in 2010. The previous record was 4.93 by St. Olaf’s Kim Smisek in 2009.

• DeLozier’s 1,601 attempts could be a record, but it’s one of the stats the NCAA doesn’t track in its summary. Luther’s Emily Cory held the record with 1,563 attempts in 2009. In any event, DeLozier had more attempts than Smisek and Coyle, so I’m willing to bet it’s a record.

• Washington’s Marilee Fisher bested her own mark with 11.71 assists per set in 2010. Fisher’s old record was 11.40, set in 2009. UW-Platteville’s Ali Sikic also surpassed Fisher’s previous record with 11.48 assists per set in 2010. Sikic will enter the record book with the fourth best entry.

• It appears that St. Olaf’s Kelly Prunty will own the seventh spot in the record book with her 1,499 assists in 2010. Cortland’s Kristen Guercio set a new record with 1,645 assists in 2010.

• Also of area concern, Ohio Northern’s Kasey Roeser had 933 digs in 2010 to eclipse UW Oshkosh libero Christina Cahoon’s record of 928 set in 2009. Cahoon’s total still appears good for second best.

• St. Catherine’s Nicole Neumann should be good for ninth in the record book with her 6.95 assists per set in 2010.

Team record notes
• UW Oshkosh lost its record for team kills in a season. Oshkosh had the top two spots in that category actually (2,053 in 2008; 1,987 in 2009). New York University now has the record with its 2,066 kills in 2010. Emory (1,993 kills in 2010) and Cortland (1,991) also wedged their way in among the Oshkosh entries.

• Washington’s 1,910 kills in 2010 appear to be good for 10th in the record book.

• Washington’s 14.04 kills per set in 2010 will be fourth best in the new record book. Wash U holds the record with 14.45, set in 2009.

• Washington will also be sixth in the record book with its .282 team hitting percentage in 2010. Eastern holds the record with a .319 percentage in 2008.

• With several of its records going down this season, UW Oshkosh still managed to keep its total assists record (1,914 in 2008), but New York University made it close with 1,891 in 2010. But that means UWO slides down the rankings as it also had the second best mark with 1,839 in 2009.

• Washington should rank eighth all time with its 1,771 assists in 2010.

• Millikin looks like it will retain its record of 2,966 team digs, set in 2009.

• St. Thomas will lose its record for digs per set (21.80, in 2009). Penn State Altoona had 22.29 in 2010. Amherst also bettered UST’s mark with 22.22 in 2010.

• UW-Whitewater is up to a record-tying 30th consecutive winning season after 2010. Juniata and Ohio Northern also reached the 30 mark this season. For comparison’s sake, Washington upped its consecutive winning seasons to 25, which is good for fifth all time. Cortland is fourth with 28 consecutive winning seasons.

• Central moved into a tie for seventh with its 20th consecutive winning season.

Very unofficial individual match record notes

I don’t have info for other regions, so these would be entries in a perfect scenario. And these entries are all time, not just for the current scoring format

• Kelsy England’s 26 kills in a three-set match (Millikin vs. Webster, 9/24/10) would be good for 12th-best all time. The record is 36, held by three players. No player in the current record book played under the current scoring format.

• Torey DeLozier’s 45 kills in a five-set match (Maranatha vs. Lincoln Christian, 10/30/10) would be good for a tie for fourth all time. The record is 55 by Wittenberg’s Kim Woodring in 1996. Again, no other player from the current scoring format years is on the list. In fact the last time anyone had at least 45 kills in any D-III match was 2003.

• Ali Sikic’s 50 assists in a three-set match (UW-Platteville vs. Loras, 10/9/10) would be good for a tie for 20th all time. It doesn’t seem like the biggest deal, but no other player from the current scoring format is in the record book as having 50 assists in three sets. That seems like a big deal.

• Catherine Guido’s 36 digs in a three-set match (St. Norbert vs. Wheaton-IL, 10/16/10) would be good for a tie for seventh all time. Guido’s total would also be tied for the second best in the current scoring format. Redlands’s Lauren Harding also had 36 in 2009. Lake Forest’s Lisa Sturgill had 37 in 2008.

• Olivia Thurmond’s 35 digs in the three-set match (Fontbonne vs. Blackburn, 10/30/10) would be good for a tie for 12th all time. See the entry above for more.

• Shannon Slick’s 44 digs in a four-set match (Augustana vs. North Park, 9/28/10) would be good for a tie for 11th all time. Only one player had more than Slick (Skidmore’s Lauren Dinsdale had 46 in 2009) in the current scoring format.

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

February 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

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Final 2011 stat leaders

The following Midwest and Central region players and teams finished in the top 10 nationally in the final NCAA statistics.


1. Marilee Fisher, Washington 11.71
4. Ali Sikic, UW-Platteville 11.48
7. Kelly Prunty, St. Olaf 11.27
1. Washington 13.02
5. St. Olaf 12.58
7. UW-Platteville 12.53

1. Stephanie Boehm, Concordia (WI) 1.61
3. Megan Reynolds, Elmhurst 1.41
5. Taylor Soat, MacMurray 1.37
10. Jordan Burkholder, Carthage 1.28
3. MacMurray 2.67
6. Elmhurst 2.57
7. Luther 2.55

4. Nicole Neumann, St. Catherine 6.95
8. Erika Goldsmith, Nebraska Wesleyan 6.52
3. Beloit 20.63
6. Wheaton 20.55
7. Millikin 20.42
8. Nebraska Wesleyan 20.39

Hitting Percentage
10. Kylee Brown, Millikin .405
4. Washington .282

1. Torey DeLozier, Maranatha 5.93
7. Kelsy England, Millikin 4.59
8. Kim Smisek, St. Olaf 4.55
2. Washington 14.04
10. UW-Whitewater 13.53

1. Torey DeLozier, Maranatha 6.58
6. Kara Rastello, Finlandia 5.46

Winning Percentage
3. Washington .897
5. UW-Platteville .892

-Ricky Nelson

Written by Ricky Nelson

February 13, 2011 at 9:14 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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