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2003 UW-Oshkosh Women's Volleyball News

Delgadillo Named To All-America Team

Six WIAC women's volleyball players have been named to the 2003 American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-America Team.

UW-River Falls' Melissa Tvrdik and UW-Eau Claire's Brooke Wozniak-Schmidt were named to the first team, while UW-Oshkosh's Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) and UW-La Crosse's Elissa Hansen earned second team honors. UW-River Falls' Krystle Brune and UW-La Crosse's Tanya Foldy were third team choices.

Tvrdik, a senior middle hitter, earned All-America honors for the second straight season after claiming second team accolades a year ago. She ranks second on UW-River Falls' all-time list with a .325 career hitting percentage, third with 1,191 career kills and fifth with 2,648 career attempts. Tvrdik was named the league's player of the year this season after ranking third in the conference with a .347 hitting percentage and 11th with 3.17 kills per contest. She also registered double-digits in kills in 30-of-39 matches in 2003.

Wozniak-Schmidt, a senior middle blocker, is UW-Eau Claire's all-time leader with 367 career blocks, while ranking fifth with 1,298 career kills and sixth with a .315 career hitting percentage. She led the conference with a .371 hitting percentage this year, while placing fourth with 3.63 kills per game and fifth with 1.15 blocks per contest.

Delgadillo, an outside hitter, started all 38 matches and played in all 139 games for the Titans this past season. She led the WIAC in kills per game with an average of 4.35 while ranking second in digs per game at 4.71 and fifth in service aces per game at 0.56. Delgadillo also hit .259 for UW-Oshkosh this past year with 655 digs, 604 kills, 78 service aces, 49 blocks and 45 assists. Her 604 kills tied the fifth-highest count in WIAC history. Delgadillo was named to three all-tournament teams in 2003, including most valuable player at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Invitational.

Hansen, a senior outside hitter, became the fourth UW-La Crosse player in school history to have 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career, finishing with 1,228 kills and 1,454 digs. She ranked fifth in the conference with 0.56 service aces per game and sixth with 3.34 kills per contest. Hansen's 457 kills this year ranked fourth on the school's single-season list.

Brune, a senior outside hitter, established a school single-season record with 1,456 kill attempts this season and also tops the school's all-time chart with 531 career games played, 1,707 career kills and 4,874 career kill attempts. She ranked fifth in the league with 3.56 kills per contest during the 2003 campaign and finished with double-digits in kills in 27 of the team's 41 matches.

Foldy, a sophomore setter, set a single-season school record with 1,641 assists this year, breaking Megan Eklund's record of 1,437 set in 1998. She ranks second on the school's all-time list with 3,044 career assists. Foldy played in 140 games this season and ranked third in the league with 11.72 assists per game.

UW-Whitewater's Megan Kay and Michelle Stanislawski received honorable mention to the All-America squad. Kay is a senior middle blocker, while Stanislawski is a junior setter for the Warhawks.

UW-Oshkosh recorded its fifth straight 20-win season in 2003, going 29-9.

Delgadillo Earns All-Region Honor

The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) has named UW-Oshkosh outside hitter Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) to its 2003 NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region Women's Volleyball Team.

Delgadillo, a first-time honoree, was joined on the 12-member first team by Mary Welk of Dominican University (Ill.), Lisa Denman of Elmhurst College (Ill.), Beth Crowley of Illinois Wesleyan University, Monica Draeger of Lakeland College, Brooke Wozniak-Schmidt of UW-Eau Claire, Tanya Foldy and Elissa Hansen of UW-La Crosse, Krystle Brune and Melissa Tvrdik of UW-River Falls and Megan Kay and Michelle Stanislawski of UW-Whitewater.

WIAC players receiving honorable mention recognition were UW-Eau Claire's Becca Carstensen, UW-La Crosse's Rachel Kreuser and UW-River Falls' Nina Petersen.

The AVCA also cited UW-Platteville's Dana Alf as its Midwest Region Freshman Player of the Year and UW-La Crosse head coach Sheila Perkins as its Midwest Region Coach of the Year.

Delgadillo started all 38 matches and played in all 139 games for the Titans this past season. She led the WIAC in kills per game with an average of 4.35 while ranking second in digs per game at 4.71 and fifth in service aces per game at 0.56. Delgadillo hit .259 for UW-Oshkosh this past year with 655 digs, 604 kills, 78 service aces, 49 blocks and 45 assists. Her 604 kills tied the fifth-highest count in WIAC history. Delgadillo was named to three all-tournament teams in 2003, including most valuable player at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) Invitational.

WIAC Cites Four Titans

Four members of the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team were awarded 2003 post-season accolades by the WIAC.

UW-Oshkosh players recognized were outside hitter Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) and middle blocker Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) as All-WIAC first team selections, setter Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) as an All-WIAC honorable mention choice and libero Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) as an All-WIAC defensive team pick. The selections marked the fifth straight year that UW-Oshkosh had multiple players named to the All-WIAC first team.

Delgadillo, an All-WIAC first team selection a year ago, started all 38 matches and played in all 139 games for the Titans this past season. She led the WIAC in kills per game with an average of 4.35 while ranking second in digs per game at 4.71 and fifth in service aces per game at 0.56. Delgadillo hit .259 for UW-Oshkosh this past year with 655 digs, 604 kills, 78 service aces, 49 blocks and 45 assists. Her 604 kills tied the fifth-highest count in WIAC history. Delgadillo was named to three all-tournament teams in 2003, including the most valuable player at the University of St. Thomas Invitational.

Petersen, an All-WIAC honorable mention pick a year ago, started all 38 matches and appeared in 136 games for UW-Oshkosh this past year. Petersen led the WIAC in blocks per game with an average of 1.60 while ranking second in hitting percentage with an average of .369 and third in service aces per game at 0.57. Petersen recorded 406 kills during the 2003 season with 218 blocks, 99 digs, 77 service aces and 10 assists. Her block count is the second-highest in UW-Oshkosh history.

Fischer, who transferred to UW-Oshkosh from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, started all 38 matches and played in 138 games for the Titans this past season. She led the WIAC in service aces per game with an average of 0.67 while listing second in assists at 12.33. Fischer helped the Titans generate a league-leading .269 hitting percentage by totaling 1,702 assists. She also had 364 digs, 189 kills, 105 blocks and 92 service aces.

Regester played in 136 games for the Titans this past year. She ranked eighth in the WIAC in digs per game with an average of 3.96. Regester's 2003 season featured 538 digs, 41 assists and seven kills.

Joining Delgadillo and Petersen on the All-WIAC first team were Becca Carstensen and Brooke Wozniak-Schmidt of UW-Eau Claire, Tanya Foldy and Elissa Hansen of UW-La Crosse, Krystle Brune, Nina Petersen and Melissa Tvrdik of UW-River Falls, Gretchen Schroer of UW-Stout and Megan Kay and Michelle Stanislawski of UW-Whitewater.

UW-River Falls' Tvrdik was named WIAC Player of the Year, while UW-La Crosse's Sheila Perkins was voted WIAC Coach of the Year. Tvrdik also received the WIAC's Judy Kruckman Scholar-Athlete Award.

 Titans Finish Fourth In WIAC Tournament

Ending the match with convincing wins in games three and four, the UW-Whitewater women's volleyball team defeated UW-Oshkosh, 3-1, in the third-place contest of the WIAC Tournament held Saturday (Nov. 8) in River Falls.

UW-Whitewater, which has won the league's post-season tournament every year since 1997, topped UW-Oshkosh in game scores of 30-21, 28-30, 30-18 and 30-21. The two teams met after UW-Whitewater lost 3-2 to UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh lost 3-1 to UW-River Falls in the semifinals on Friday (Nov. 7) in River Falls.

UW-Whitewater (27-9), the defending NCAA Division III champion, hit .223 against UW-Oshkosh as Megan Kay totaled 14 kills and Jamie Konrath and Katie Pocius 11 each. The Warhawks also received 47 assists and 17 digs from Michelle Stanislawski, 11 digs and 10 kills from Kim Fruit and seven digs and two service aces from Pocius.

UW-Oshkosh hit only .149 against UW-Whitewater, including just a .024 mark in game four. The bulk of the Titans' 49 kills in the match came from Amanda Delgadillo's (Sr. • West Allis) 16, Amber Petersen's (Jr. • Milwaukee) 12 and Tina Hegemann's (So. • Rochester) nine. UW-Oshkosh, which dropped a 3-1 decision to UW-Whitewater on September 24, also received 36 assists and 12 digs from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac), 15 digs from Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva), 19 digs from Delgadillo and three service aces and two solo blocks from Petersen.

UW-Whitewater entered the WIAC Tournament ranked ninth in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association while UW-Oshkosh was 19th.

UW-Oshkosh won 13 of its last 15 matches to end the 2003 season with a 29-9 overall record. The Titans' 29-win season was their 11th in the past 16 years.

Falcons Top Titans In WIAC Tournament Semifinal

The 13-match winning streak of the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team came to an abrupt end as UW-River Falls defeated the Titans, 3-1, in a semifinal round contest of the WIAC Tournament held Friday (Nov. 7) in River Falls.

UW-River Falls, which shared the WIAC's regular season title with UW-La Crosse, took the match from UW-Oshkosh in game scores of 30-17, 26-30, 30-19 and 30-19. UW-River Falls entered the match as the eighth-ranked team in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, while UW-Oshkosh was 19th.

UW-River Falls (34-4) advances to Saturday's (Nov. 8) championship match of the eight-team WIAC Tournament, where the Falcons will meet UW-La Crosse (30-5) for the league's automatic entry to the upcoming NCAA Division III Tournament. The Eagles qualified Friday for their meeting with UW-River Falls after defeating UW-Whitewater (26-7), 3-1. UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater will compete for third place in the WIAC Tournament on Saturday at noon.

UW-Oshkosh was hindered in its effort to upset UW-River Falls by a negative hitting percentage of .060. The Titans totaled only 32 kills in the match, with 15 coming in game two when they hit .263. UW-Oshkosh had 40 hitting, eight receiving and seven serving errors against the Falcons.

Individually, Tina Hegemann (So. • Rochester) had 12 kills, two service aces and one dig for UW-Oshkosh, while Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) totaled eight kills and nine digs. The Titans also received six kills, two digs and one solo block from Amber Petersen (Sr. • Milwaukee), 26 assists, nine digs and three kills from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) and five digs and two service aces from Amanda Chart (Fr. • Burlington).

UW-River Falls hit .250 against UW-Oshkosh, including .500 in game one. The Falcons had 50 kills in the contest, including 15 by Logan Kiesch and 11 by Nina Peterson. The Falcons also received 38 assists and 11 digs from Erin Oberholtzer, 13 digs from Jennifer Braun and six digs and three service aces from Kiesch.

Titans Advance In WIAC Tournament

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team led from start to finish in the fifth and deciding game to defeat UW-Eau Claire, 3-2, in a quarterfinal round match of the WIAC Tournament held Tuesday (Nov. 4) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Oshkosh (29-7) took the see-saw match from UW-Eau Claire (23-10) in game scores of 30-22, 20-30, 30-20, 21-30 and 15-8 to advance to a semifinal round contest with WIAC regular season co-champion UW-River Falls (33-4) on Friday (Nov. 7) in River Falls. The Titans enter their semifinal round debate against the Falcons riding the momentum of a season-best 13-match winning streak.

UW-Oshkosh had a team kill percentage against UW-Eau Claire of .222, including .371 in game one and .375 in game five. The Titans totaled 66 kills in the match, with Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) compiling 18, Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 13, Mary Jo Chart (Jr. • Burlington) 12 and Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) 11.

UW-Eau Claire was held to just a .188 kill percentage against UW-Oshkosh, with marks of only .071 in game one, 067 in game three and .000 in game five. The Blugolds' 51 kills included 15 from Annie Kabat and 13 from Molly Menard.

UW-Oshkosh, which defeated UW-Eau Claire by a 3-2 count on October 3, also received 60 assists, 10 digs, four kills and two service aces from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac), 14 digs from Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva), eight blocks, seven kills and two service aces from Tina Hegemann (So. • Rochester), three service aces, three digs and three blocks from Petersen and 19 digs and three service aces from Delgadillo.

UW-Oshkosh built advantages of 10-3, 20-12 and 26-19 to lead UW-Eau Claire the entire first game. Chart and Delgadillo sparked the Titans to the victory by recording seven kills each. In game two, UW-Eau Claire never looked back after scoring seven straight points for a 16-7 lead. The Blugolds had 16 kills in the game, including six by Kabat.

UW-Oshkosh fell behind 6-3 in game three, but scored 15 of the next 18 points to take an 18-9 lead. The Titans' biggest advantage in the game was a 29-18 count. Delgadillo had six kills in the game, while Hegemann stopped five UW-Eau Claire attacks. Leading 19-17, UW-Eau Claire scored 11 of the next 15 points to take game four. The Blugolds' winning effort was aided by four kills each from Kabat and Becca Carstensen.

The fifth and deciding game was all UW-Oshkosh as the Titans jumped to leads of 4-0, 8-4 and 13-7. Chart and Regester each had four kills for the Titans, while Fischer served two aces. UW-Eau Claire had only four kills in the game.

Titans Extend Winning Treak To 12

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team rolls into the upcoming WIAC Tournament with a 12-match winning streak after taking its own invitational held Friday and Saturday (Oct. 24-25) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Oshkosh (28-7) went unbeaten in four matches of its home event by defeating Lawrence University, 3-1, and Concordia University Chicago (Ill.), Lake Forest College (Ill.) and Hamline University (Minn.) in identical 3-0 counts. UW-Oshkosh, which hosts UW-Eau Claire (21-7) in a quarterfinal round match of the WIAC Tournament on November 4, has won 18 of its last 19 matches, with the only blemish being a 3-2 loss to UW-La Crosse on October 8.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked 17th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, began its own invitational with a 30-22, 29-31, 30-22 and 30-14 win over Lawrence University. The Titans topped the Vikings for the second time this season by hitting .261 with 13.5 blocks and 12 service aces. Tina Hegemann (So. • Rochester) slammed down a career-high 16 kills in the match, while Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) added 14 and Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) 12. Delgadillo also contributed 23 digs and four service aces, Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) 21 digs and Petersen eight blocks and four service aces.

The Titans posted a glossy .462 hitting percentage in their 30-10, 30-14 and 30-25 win over Concordia University Chicago. UW-Oshkosh had all 14 of its players see action, with starting middle blockers Hegemann and Petersen combining for 14 kills and no errors in 19 attempts. Delgadillo led the Titans with 14 kills and 13 digs, while Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) chipped in 36 assists and 10 digs.

UW-Oshkosh then snapped Lake Forest College's school-record 14-match winning streak by sweeping the Foresters in game scores of 30-18, 30-12 and 30-22. The Titans held the Foresters to just 18 kills in the contest, including six players who tabulated a negative hitting percentage. UW-Oshkosh hit .349 in the match as Delgadillo tallied 14 kills, Petersen 12 and Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 11. Hegemann served a career-best eight service aces in the contest, third-best in UW-Oshkosh history, while Fischer added 39 assists, eight digs, three kills, three service aces and two solo blocks.

UW-Oshkosh concluded tournament action by sweeping Hamline University in game scores of 30-23, 30-21 and 30-21. The three-game sweep was the Titans' 19th of the season and the eighth during their current 12-match winning streak. Delgadillo totaled 12 digs in the match to become UW-Oshkosh's all-time leader with 1,690. Petersen had 11 kills and two solo blocks in the contest, while Kaylan Tolfa (So. • Greenfield) added a career-best 15 digs, Hegemann eight kills, eight blocks and six service aces and Fischer 42 assists, eight digs, six blocks and two service aces.

Named to the six-person all-tournament team were Delgadillo and Petersen of UW-Oshkosh, Deanna Dolgner of Marian College, Laura Fleischman of Hamline University, Katrina Kramer of Concordia University Chicago and Stephanie Metzger of Lake Forest College.

Titans To Host WIAC Tournament Match

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team gained the right to host a quarterfinal round contest in the upcoming WIAC Tournament after sweeping UW-Platteville, 3-0, on Wednesday (Oct. 22) in Kolf Sports Center. UW-Oshkosh (24-7/5-3 WIAC) took the match from the Pioneers (15-11/2-6 WIAC) by winning game counts of 30-20, 30-23 and 30-18.

UW-Oshkosh's 14th victory in 15 decisions gave the Titans the fourth seed for the eight-team WIAC Tournament. UW-Oshkosh opens tournament play by hosting fifth-seed UW-Eau Claire (17-7/5-3 WIAC) in a quarterfinal round match on November 4, with the winner advancing to the semifinals on November 7. Other quarterfinal round pairings feature eighth-seed UW-Superior at top-seed UW-River Falls, seventh-seed UW-Platteville at second-seed UW-La Crosse and sixth-seed UW-Stout at third-seed UW-Whitewater.

UW-Oshkosh hit .367 against UW-Platteville with 13 blocks and 10 service aces. The Titans received 12 kills and nine digs from Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis), 10 kills, three service aces, three digs and three solo blocks from Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) and a career-best 10 digs from Kaylan Tolfa (So. • Greenfield). Those individual efforts helped UW-Oshkosh pull away to win game one and lead from start to finish in games two and three.

UW-Platteville struggled offensively as it hit just a negative .011 for the match. The Pioneers were also hampered by 28 hitting, 10 receiving and seven blocking errors. Shannon Boatman led UW-Platteville with eight kills, while Miranda Hall added four kills, two service aces and nine digs.

 Titans Dominate Quadrangular

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team followed a loss in its first game with nine straight victories to dominate a quadrangular held Friday (Oct. 17) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Oshkosh (23-7), ranked 17th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, opened the event with a 3-1 win over Ripon College before sweeping Wisconsin Lutheran College and Marian College by 3-0 counts.  The Titans defeated Ripon College in game scores of 27-30, 30-27, 30-9 and 30-11, Wisconsin Lutheran College in game counts of 30-16, 30-14 and 30-22 and Marian College in game tallies of 30-20, 30-17 and 30-17.

After losing the first game and winning the second by a close score against Ripon College, UW-Oshkosh's serving caught fire.  The Titans registered seven service aces in game three and six in game four to total 20 for the match, a season high. Amber Petersen (Sr. • Milwaukee) led the Titans to their 21st victory in 22 meetings with the Red Hawks by totaling 14 kills and three solo blocks.  The Titans also received nine kills and six service aces from Tina Hegemann (So. • Rochester), 41 assists, seven kills and six service aces from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) and 21 digs from Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva). Ripon College's nine points in the third game tied the fewest allowed by UW-Oshkosh since the 30-point scoring began in 2001.

Behind the all-around play of Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis), UW-Oshkosh rolled to its victory over second-time opponent Wisconsin Lutheran College.  The Titans hit .376 on 47 kills in 85 attempts and committed only two receiving errors in the match. Delgadillo hit .522 in the contest with 16 kills in 23 attempts, recorded 10 digs and served six aces. Petersen contributed nine kills, four solo blocks and three service aces, while Kaylan Tolfa (So. • Greenfield) added eight kills, eight assists and one service ace.

UW-Oshkosh compiled a .340 hitting percentage against Marian College by averaging 15 kills per game. After a quick victory in the first game, UW-Oshkosh broke a 16-16 tie in the second by scoring 11 straight points via the serve of Tina Beck (Fr. • Darboy). The Titans then cruised through the third game to record their 15th 3-0 sweep of the season. Delgadillo had 14 kills to lead UW-Oshkosh, while Regester added a team-best 17 digs and Fischer a team-high 39 assists. The Titans also benefited from Petersen's .563 hitting percentage (nine kills in 16 attempts) and Beck's four service aces.

Titans Go Unbeaten To Win Pizza Hut Classic

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team clinched its fifth straight 20-plus win season after going unbeaten in four matches at the Pizza Hut Classic held Friday and Saturday (Oct. 10-11) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Oshkosh (20-7) defeated Ripon College by a 3-2 score to open the tournament and Benedictine University (Ill.) by a 3-1 count to conclude the event. Sandwiched between those matches were 3-0 victories for the Titans over North Central College (Ill.) and Lawrence University.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked 19th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, opened the Pizza Hut Classic with a 30-20, 30-17, 26-30, 26-30 and 15-7 win over Ripon College. The Titans trailed 7-5 in the fifth game before Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) served 10 consecutive points to end the neighborhood rivalry. Delgadillo totaled 26 kills and 22 digs in the contest, while Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) added a career-high 29 digs and Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) a triple-double with her 65 assists, 13 digs and 10 kills. UW-Oshkosh, which defeated the Red Hawks for the 20th time in 21 meetings, slammed down 78 kills as all six starters had at least 10.

In a 30-20, 30-23 and 30-11 win over North Central College, Fischer again compiled a triple-double to lead the Titans. Fischer totaled 35 assists, 11 digs and 10 kills, while Delgadillo contributed 11 kills and 16 digs. UW-Oshkosh also received 12 kills from Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) and nine digs and four service aces from Tina Beck (Fr. • Darboy). The Titans hit .347 and had 14 service aces against the Cardinals.

Playing another neighborhood rival, UW-Oshkosh defeated Lawrence University in game scores of 30-19, 30-23 and 30-16. The Titans defeated the Vikings for the seventh straight time as Mary Jo Chart (Jr. • Burlington) paced UW-Oshkosh with 11 kills on 14 attempts for a .714 hitting percentage. Tina Hegemann (So. • Waterford) added six kills, four digs and four service aces for a UW-Oshkosh team that hit .363.

In what turned out to be the championship match, UW-Oshkosh concluded tournament play with a 30-13, 23-30, 30-11 and 30-24 win over Benedictine University. Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) led UW-Oshkosh with 15 kills in 23 attempts for a .609 hitting percentage, while Delgadillo added 13 kills, Hegemann 12 and Schott 11. Fischer also contributed 53 assists and eight service aces, the third-highest total in UW-Oshkosh history.

Named to the six-player all-tournament team from UW-Oshkosh were Fischer and Petersen. Also cited for their effort were Jenny Burris of Lawrence University, Janine Emmer of Ripon College, Sara Padalik of Benedictine University and Kristen Stuart of North Central College.

First-Place Eagles Trip Titans

UW-La Crosse rallied from an 11-7 deficit in the fifth and deciding game to defeat UW-Oshkosh, 3-2, in a women's volleyball match held Wednesday (Oct. 8) in La Crosse. The victory keeps UW-La Crosse, ranked 13th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, in sole possession of first place in the WIAC standings with a 5-0 record.

UW-La Crosse (19-3) took the match from UW-Oshkosh (16-7/4-3 WIAC) in game scores of 29-31, 30-21, 30-23, 32-34 and 15-12. The Titans entered the match as the 19th-ranked team in the NCAA Division III.

UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh combined to hit under .145 in the match as the Eagles slugged to a percentage of .176 (77 kills and 35 errors in 239 attempts) and the Titans .105 (58 kills and 35 errors in 219 attempts). Each team's best attacking performance came in the third game, where UW-La Crosse hit .295 (17 kills and 4 errors in 44 attempts) and UW-Oshkosh .170 (14 kills and 6 errors in 47 attempts).

Mary Jo Chart (Jr. • Burlington) paced UW-Oshkosh with 13 kills, while Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) contributed 23 digs, 12 kills and four service aces and Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago) 12 kills and two service aces. Tina Hegemann (So. • Rochester) hit a match-best .467, recording eight kills and one error in 15 attempts.

UW-La Crosse was led by the trio of Elissa Hansen, Rachel Kreuser and Laura Wagner. Hansen had 25 digs, 14 kills and four service aces, while Kreuser added 22 kills, six digs and two solo blocks and Wagner 20 kills and one solo block.

Titans Bewilder Yellowjackets

Hitting a season-best .494, the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team easily disposed of UW-Superior on Saturday (Oct. 4) in Kolf Sports Center. The Titans took the match in game scores of 30-11, 30-16 and 30-28 to improve their winning streak over the Yellowjackets to 12 straight matches.

UW-Oshkosh (16-6/4-2 WIAC) led UW-Superior (8-15/0-4 WIAC) from start to finish in both the first and second games. In game three, the two combatants exchanged leads several times, with the biggest differential being three points. The Titans scored the last two points of the third game to end the match.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked 20th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, posted its majestic hitting mark after compiling 53 kills and just 11 errors in 85 attempts. The Titans hit .423 in game one, .593 in game two and .469 in game three. UW-Superior hit .122 for the match, including a high of .167 in the third game and a low of .040 in the first.

UW-Oshkosh's Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) hit .565 in the match after totaling 16 kills in 23 attempts. She also had 21 digs, three assisted blocks and one service ace. The Titans also received 12 kills, three solo blocks and two service aces from Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee), 45 assists, 11 digs, five kills and five service aces from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) and six kills and one solo block from Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.).

Kim Dunbar had nine kills and eight digs to lead UW-Superior in both categories, while Molly Ray added eight kills and seven digs.

Titans Take Blugolds In Five Games

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team led from start to finish in the fifth and deciding game to defeat UW-Eau Claire, 3-2, on Friday (Oct. 3) in Kolf Sports Center. It was the fifth straight victory for UW-Oshkosh and the Titans' 10th in their last 13 matches.

UW-Oshkosh, which dropped a pair of matches to UW-Eau Claire a year ago, won Friday's contest in game scores of 30-23, 27-30, 30-28, 28-30 and 15-10. The five-game match was only the Titans' third of the season.

UW-Oshkosh (15-6/3-2 WIAC) broke an 8-8 tie in the first game by scoring four unanswered points for a 12-8 lead. The Titans held the advantage for the remainder of the game, with the winning score being the largest point differential. Except for ties at 2-2, 4-4 and 23-23, UW-Eau Claire (11-6/1-2 WIAC) had the lead in game three the entire way. UW-Oshkosh closed its deficit in the second game to 28-27, but the Blugolds responded by scoring the final two points.

Even after two games, UW-Oshkosh grabbed a 12-6 lead in the third game and held the advantage the rest of the way. UW-Oshkosh scored the winning point after UW-Eau Claire crawled back to make the score 29-28. The fourth game was extremely tight, with the largest point separation being no greater than three since an 18-18 tie. UW-Eau Claire scored the last two points to win the fourth game.

The fifth game was all UW-Oshkosh as the Titans jumped out to leads of 5-1, 8-3 and 10-5. UW-Oshkosh hit a team-best .318 in the fifth game, totaling nine kills and two errors in 22 attempts. UW-Eau Claire hit a team-low .078 in the fifth game, with seven kills and five errors in 23 attempts.

Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) had 19 kills and Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) and Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago) 14 each to lead UW-Oshkosh, the 20th-ranked team in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association. Delgadillo also totaled a team-best 27 digs, while Petersen had a team-high seven solo blocks. The Titans also received 56 assists, seven kills and two service aces from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac), 17 digs from Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) and 12 digs and a career-best seven service aces from Tina Beck (Fr. • Darboy).

UW-Eau Claire had four players in double-digit kill totals, including Becca Carstensen who recorded 20. The Blugolds also received 19 kills from Brooke Wozniak-Schmidt and 13 kills and 17 digs from Annie Kabat.

Titans Sweep Pointers To Even WIAC Mark

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team cataloged its 10th three-game sweep of the season, including its fourth in as many matches, when the Titans defeated UW-Stevens Point on Wednesday (Oct. 1) in Stevens Point.

UW-Oshkosh (14-6/2-2 WIAC), ranked 20th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, took the match from UW-Stevens Point (7-15/0-3 WIAC) after winning games of 30-14, 30-19 and 30-17. The Titans' WIAC victory comes on the heels of three-game sweeps over the University of Dubuque (Iowa), Simpson College (Iowa) and Wartburg College (Iowa) at last weekend's (Sept. 26-27) UW-Whitewater Invitational.

UW-Oshkosh established the tempo against UW-Stevens Point early by recording 20 kills in 30 attempts for a .567 hitting percentage in game one. Mary Jo Chart (Jr. • Burlington) highlighted the individual performances for the Titans in the opener by serving eight straight points. Following an 11-point win in game two, UW-Oshkosh's Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) served six straight points, including four service aces, to open the third game and direct the Titans to the sweep.

UW-Oshkosh had 13 players appear on the court during the match, including Fischer who totaled 32 assists, nine digs, five kills and five service aces. The Titans also received 10 kills, eight digs and four service aces from Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis), nine kills from Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.), 11 digs from Lisa Beck (Fr. • Darboy) and eight kills and one service ace from Tina Hegemann (So. • Rochester).

UW-Stevens Point hit a negative .024 in the match, with its best mark being .111 in the first game. The Pointers also were hindered by their 22 hitting and 11 receiving errors. Melissa Weber had five kills to lead UW-Stevens Point, while Amber Groshek added four kills, three digs and two assists.

Petersen Wins 600th Match As Titans Go 3-1

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team rebounded from an opening loss to finish with a 3-1 record at the UW-Whitewater Invitational held Friday and Saturday (Sept. 26-27) in Whitewater.

UW-Oshkosh (13-6) began the event with a 3-2 setback to Baldwin-Wallace College (Ohio) as the Yellow Jackets took the match in game scores of 35-33, 19-30, 21-30, 30-21 and 15-13.

A little history was made in the Titans' second contest of the tournament, a 30-22, 30-14 and 30-22 victory over the University of Dubuque (Iowa), as UW-Oshkosh head coach Marty Petersen won her 600th career match. Petersen is now the sixth active NCAA Division III head women's volleyball coach to reach the 600-win plateau, compiling what is now a 602-360 record during her 21 seasons as head coach of the Titans.

UW-Oshkosh, ranked 20th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, concluded play in the UW-Whitewater Invitational by defeating Simpson College (Iowa) in game scores of 30-26, 30-18 and 30-16 and Wartburg College (Iowa) in game scores of 30-22, 30-22 and 30-28.

Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) highlighted UW-Oshkosh's individual performances by hitting .444 in the tournament on 48 kills in 81 attempts. She also added a team-high 27 blocks. The Titans also received 56 kills and 73 digs from Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis), 177 assists and 15 service aces from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) and 61 digs from Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva).

UW-Oshkosh hit .251 in its loss to Baldwin-Wallace College, including a .483 mark in the second game. Delgadillo had 17 kills and 22 digs in the match, while Petersen added 16 kills and three solo blocks and Fischer 54 assists and seven service aces. Against the University of Dubuque, UW-Oshkosh hit .330 with 18 blocks and 11 service aces. Delgadillo had 14 kills and 18 digs to lead the Titans, while Regester contributed 12 digs, Fischer 42 assists and four service aces and Lisa Beck (Fr. • Darboy) five digs and four kills.

UW-Oshkosh's back-to-back sweeps on the tournament's final day of competition resulted in the Titans hitting .359 against Simpson College and .363 against Wartburg College. The Titans also had 17 service aces against Simpson College. Delgadillo had 10 kills and 12 digs and Mary Jo Chart (Jr. • Burlington) seven kills in UW-Oshkosh's win over Simpson College, while Delgadillo had 15 kills and 21 digs, Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 13 digs and Regester 14 digs in the Titans' victory over Wartburg College.

Defending National Champion Ousts Titans

Defending NCAA Division III champion UW-Whitewater took the last two games of the match to defeat UW-Oshkosh, 3-1, in a battle of nationally-ranked women's volleyball teams played Wednesday (Sept. 24) in Kolf Sports Center.

UW-Whitewater (9-3/2-1 WIAC) ruined the 2003 home debut of UW-Oshkosh (10-5/1-2 WIAC) by winning the match in games scores of 30-25, 27-30, 30-21 and 30-24. UW-Whitewater entered the contest ranked sixth in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association and UW-Oshkosh 20th.

UW-Whitewater trailed 24-19 in game one before ending the contest with an 11-1 scoring run. Both teams struggled offensively in the opener as the Warhawks hit just .098 and the Titans only -.031. Hitting .278 in game two, UW-Oshkosh scored the last three points of the contest to even the match.

The last two games of the match were all UW-Whitewater as the Warhawks hit .357 in the third contest and .250 in the fourth. Hampered by 21 errors, UW-Oshkosh combined to hit just .064 in the third and fourth games.

Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) had 16 kills and 16 digs to lead the Titans, while Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) added 12 kills and five digs and Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) 11 kills and two solo blocks. Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) also contributed 42 assists, five assisted blocks and four kills.

UW-Whitewater was led by Alison Miller's 16 kills, Kim Fruit's 13 kills and 14 digs and Michelle Stanislawski's 46 assists and 15 digs.

Titans Sweep Blue Devils To Even WIAC Slate

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team evened its WIAC record at 1-1 following its three-game sweep of UW-Stout on Saturday (Sept. 20) in Menomonie. UW-Oshkosh, which opened WIAC play with a 3-1 loss to UW-River Falls on Friday (Sept. 19), took the match from UW-Stout after winning games of 30-22, 30-27 and 30-20.

UW-Oshkosh (10-4), ranked 20th in the NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, hit .316 against UW-Stout with 13 service aces and nine blocks. The Titans were able to overcome 10 serving errors in the contest. UW-Stout (8-7/0-2 WIAC), ranked 25th nationally, hit .271 with just eight hitting errors.

A pair of UW-Oshkosh players recorded double-digit kill totals as Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) slammed down 18 attacks and Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) 14. Delgadillo also added 16 digs and Schott a .448 hitting percentage.

Also contributing to the win for the Titans were Lisa Beck (Fr. • Darboy), who totaled eight digs and three service aces, Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac), who dished off 45 assists and recorded nine digs, Tina Hegemann (So. • Waterford), who tabulated four service aces and four kills, and Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee), who counted nine kills, three solo blocks and three service aces.

Gretchen Schroer hit .367 with 11 kills and nine digs to lead UW-Stout, while Kjersti Hamlin added a .333 hitting percentage with four digs and two service aces.

Falcons Fly Past Titans In WIAC Opener

Playing the second of four straight matches against teams ranked in the top 25 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team opened WIAC action with a 3-1 setback to UW-River Falls on Friday (Sept. 19) in River Falls.

The host Falcons (11-2) entered the contest ranked 10th in the NCAA Division III and supported their listing by defeating the 20th-ranked Titans (9-4) in game scores of 20-30, 30-23, 30-13 and 31-29. UW-Oshkosh, which defeated 12th-ranked University of St. Thomas in its last outing held September 13, concludes a difficult portion of its schedule by playing at 25th-ranked UW-Stout on Saturday (Sept. 20) and hosting third-ranked and defending national champion UW-Whitewater on Wednesday (Sept. 24).

UW-Oshkosh was hampered in its effort to defeat UW-River Falls by committing 34 hitting and seven serving errors. The Titans hit just .140 in the match after hitting a high of .237 during their 10-point win over the Falcons in the first game. UW-River Falls had 23 hitting errors in the contest, but only 11 after the first game.

Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) hit .545 in the match for the Titans, totaling 15 kills and just three errors in 22 attempts. Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) added 17 kills and 21 digs, but hit just .111 after committing 12 errors in her 45 attempts. UW-Oshkosh also received 41 assists and 17 digs from Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) and 15 digs from Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva).

UW-River Falls snapped UW-Oshkosh's four-match winning streak behind the 13 kills of both Krystle Brune and Logan Kiesch, 19 digs from Sarah Halverson and 41 assists from Erin Oberholtzer.

Titans Go Unbeaten To Win St. Thomas Invite

Behind the performance of tournament most valuable player Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis), the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team went unbeaten in four matches to win the University of St. Thomas Invitational held Friday and Saturday (Sept. 12-13) in St. Paul, Minn.

UW-Oshkosh (9-3), the 23rd-ranked team in the NCAA Division III, swept its first three opponents of the tournament by defeating Eastern University (Pa.), 30-28, 30-20 and 30-27, Gettysburg College (Pa.), 30-22, 30-24 and 30-18, and Carleton College (Minn.), 30-25, 30-15 and 30-24. In the Titans' fourth and final match, they defeated 12th-ranked and host University of St. Thomas in game scores of 28-30, 30-20, 28-30, 30-27 and 15-12. Carleton College and the University of St. Thomas both entered their matches against UW-Oshkosh owning 9-0 records.

Delgadillo gained the award for the event's top performer after totaling 72 kills, 60 digs, seven blocks, four service aces and a .316 hitting percentage. She was the lone UW-Oshkosh player named to the five-member all-tournament team.

Against first-time opponent Eastern University, the Titans received offensive balance as Delgadillo and Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) each tallied 11 kills. Tina Hegemann (So. • Waterford) added nine kills and Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago, Ill.) eight as UW-Oshkosh compiled 51 kills in the match. Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) dished out 44 assists and led the team with four service aces. UW-Oshkosh committed only three receiving errors in the contest. Eastern University, a participant in NCAA Division III post-season play the past four years, entered its match against UW-Oshkosh with a 9-1 record.

Against Gettysburg College (5-4), another first-time opponent of the Titans, Delgadillo again led the way as she slammed down 17 kills, recorded 11 digs and hit .433. Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) paced the Titans with 13 digs, while Hegemann had six blocks and Fischer 33 assists and four service aces. The Titans again had only three receiving errors.

In the match against Carleton College, Delgadillo registered 21 kills and 22 digs. Schott chipped in with 11 kills and Petersen 10 as the Titans averaged 18.33 kills per game. Petersen also led the team with seven blocks. Regester scooped up 15 digs, Fischer 11 and Tina Beck (Fr. • Darboy) nine.

UW-Oshkosh rallied from a 6-1 deficit in the fifth and deciding game to defeat the University of St. Thomas by a 15-12 score. Fischer set the pace for the Titans as she recorded 11 kills, 64 assists and 21 digs, all career bests. She also added six blocks and hit .714. Delgadillo again shined as she compiled 23 kills and 26 digs. Hegemann stopped the hard-hitting Tommies with a career-high 11 blocks, while Petersen totaled 11 kills and seven blocks. The Titans had 22.5 blocks and hit .335 in the match.

Titans Finish Third In Ohio Tournament

The UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team dropped a pair of matches to nationally-ranked opponents to finish with a 2-2 record at the Ohio Northern University Tournament held Friday and Saturday (Sept. 5-6) in Ada, Ohio.

UW-Oshkosh (5-3), ranked 25th in the NCAA Division III, opened the event with a 2-0 record after defeating Muskingum College (Ohio), 30-26, 29-31, 30-22 and 32-30 and Franklin College (Ind.), 30-20, 31-29 and 30-24. UW-Oshkosh then dropped decisions of 30-28, 24-30, 23-30 and 16-30 to 10th-ranked College of Mount St. Joseph (Ohio) and 24-30, 24-30, 30-25 and 28-30 to 12th-ranked Ohio Northern University.

UW-Oshkosh's Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee) was named to the six-player all-tournament team after totaling 57 kills, 17 blocks, 12 service aces and a .407 hitting percentage in 15 games. She had 16 kills and a .619 hitting percentage in the Titans' win over Franklin College.

Against 2002 NCAA Division III post-season participant Muskingum College (4-2), Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) had a career-high 30 kills, the fourth-highest total in UW-Oshkosh history, and 17 digs. Petersen contributed 10 kills, five blocks and a career-high nine digs, while Lisa Beck (Fr. • Darboy) registered a career-high 13 digs and her twin sister, Tina, (Fr. • Darboy) a career-high 12.

In addition to Petersen's effort against Franklin College (4-2), the Titans also received 14 kills and 11 digs from Delgadillo. Tina Beck added a career-high five service aces, while Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac) tallied 45 assists. The Grizzlies were the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference champion a year ago.

Despite hitting .305 as a team and winning the first game of the match, UW-Oshkosh couldn't overcome the strong attack of eventual tournament champion the College of Mount St. Joseph (7-0). Delgadillo led the Titans with 14 kills and 17 digs, while Petersen and Sarah Schott (Fr. • Winnebago) both added 12 kills and Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) 20 digs. Fischer had a career-high 14 digs while adding six kills and 48 assists.

In the last match of the tournament, UW-Oshkosh dropped a hard-fought contest to host Ohio Northern University (6-2). Petersen again led the Titans by totaling 19 kills, three service aces and four blocks. Delgadillo added a team best 24 kills and career-high 33 digs, while Fischer registered nine kills, 13 digs and 63 assists. UW-Oshkosh hit .331 in the match and totaled 100 digs.

Titans Tie For Elmhurst College Invitational Title

Gaining a split-decision in matches against a pair of top-10 nationally-ranked opponents, the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team finished in a three-way tie for first place at the Elmhurst College Invitational held Friday and Saturday (Aug. 29-30) in Elmhurst, Ill.

UW-Oshkosh opened the tournament and the 2003 season on Friday by defeating Illinois Wesleyan University and Simpson College (Iowa) in match scores of 3-1 and 3-0, respectively. The Titans (3-1) defeated Illinois Wesleyan University (0-1) in game scores of 27-30, 30-20, 30-18 and 30-18 and Simpson College (0-1) in game scores of 30-21, 30-28 and 30-27.

Playing in Saturday's championship round, UW-Oshkosh suffered a 3-1 loss to Washington University (Mo.) before posting a 3-1 victory over Elmhurst College. Washington University (3-0), the top-ranked team in the NCAA Division III, defeated UW-Oshkosh in game scores of 30-27, 30-20, 26-30 and 30-19. UW-Oshkosh topped Elmhurst College (2-1), the 10th-ranked team in the NCAA Division III, in game scores of 34-32, 30-27, 27-30 and 30-22. Elmhurst College, UW-Oshkosh and Washington University all went 3-1 to finish first in the tournament, but Washington University was awarded the championship trophy based on its winning percentage in games played.

Amanda Delgadillo (Sr. • West Allis) was named to the six-player all-tournament team after leading UW-Oshkosh in kills with 82 and digs with 71. Her 15-game totals also included a .289 hitting percentage and nine service aces. Delgadillo led the Titans in kills every match, including 23 against Elmhurst College. Delgadillo was also named to the all-tournament team at the Elmhurst College Invitational last year.

Also having a good tournament for the Titans were Amber Petersen (Jr. • Milwaukee), Jackie Regester (Sr. • Lake Geneva) and Ashley Fischer (So. • Fond du Lac). Petersen hit .270 in the tournament with 35 kills, 24 blocks, 14 digs and 13 service aces, while Regester had 51 digs as the Titans' libero. Fischer also contributed 177 assists, 28 digs, 16 blocks and 11 service aces.

2003 Season Preview

After registering 20-plus wins for the ninth time in 10 seasons a year ago, the UW-Oshkosh women's volleyball team is armed and ready to enjoy another successful campaign in 2003.

Last year, competing without a senior on its roster, UW-Oshkosh posted a 20-16 record and placed fifth in the WIAC with a 4-4 mark. The Titans played extremely well during the second half of the season as they won 11 of their last 15 matches.

"Our players gained valuable experience last season by competing against 11 nationally and 19 regionally-ranked opponents," said head coach Marty Petersen, who has guided the Titans to a 21-year record of 589-354. "The 2002 season wasn't measured for us in wins and losses, but in our ability to improve and build the foundation for the future."

Last year's news included a five-game victory over defending NCAA Division III champion University of La Verne (Calif.), a three-game sweep of nationally-ranked UW-La Crosse in a WIAC contest and a five-game victory over nationally-ranked Lakeland College.

"Due to our inexperience, we rode a roller coaster in terms of consistency last year," said Petersen. "One match we were defeating the defending national champion and the next we were beating ourselves. This year, we hope to eliminate the ups and downs."

Led by 2002 All-WIAC first team selection Amanda Delgadillo (West Allis), the Titans return six former letter winners to the 2003 team.

Delgadillo, a senior left-side hitter, was a dominant player for the Titans last season after totaling 554 digs, 531 kills, 168 assists, 68 service aces and 47 blocks in 129 games. Her average of 4.12 kills per game a year ago led the WIAC. Delgadillo was named to five all-tournament teams last season and compiled 28 kills, the sixth-highest total in UW-Oshkosh history, in a five-game loss to UW-Eau Claire.

In addition to Delgadillo, other key returning contributors to the Titans this season are junior middle blocker/right-side hitter Mary Jo Chart (Burlington), sophomore middle blocker/right-side hitter Tina Hegemann (Rochester), junior middle blocker Amber Petersen (Milwaukee), senior libero Jackie Regester (Lake Geneva) and sophomore left-side hitter Kaylan Tolfa (Greenfield). Delgadillo and Amber Petersen started all 36 matches for UW-Oshkosh last season, while Regester started 32, Hegemann 28 and Chart 10.

Amber Petersen is a talented player who gained NCAA Division III All-Midwest Region Freshman Player of the Year honors in 2001. Last season, she appeared in all 129 games, compiling 308 kills, 174 blocks, 69 digs, 49 service aces and a .271 hitting percentage. Her average of 1.35 blocks per game led the WIAC.

Regester, who was the team's setter last year, will return this season to the role of libero, a position she played for the Titans in 2000 and 2001. Last year, Regester compiled a team-high 1,427 assists while totaling 376 digs, 52 blocks and 35 service aces in 128 games played.

Hegemann totaled 149 kills, 94 blocks and 38 service aces in 98 games last year, while Chart compiled 70 kills, 37 blocks and 29 service aces in 81 contests and Tolfa 41 digs and six service aces in 47 games.

UW-Oshkosh welcomes eight newcomers to the roster this season, including sophomore setter Ashley Fischer (Fond du Lac) and freshman left-side hitter Sarah Schott (Winnebago, Ill.). Fischer is a transfer from NCAA Division II University of Minnesota-Duluth, while Schott is back with the Titans after receiving a medical red-shirt a year ago.

True freshmen joining the Titans this fall are Lisa Beck (Darboy), Tina Beck (Darboy), Amanda Chart (Burlington), Jillian Uridel (Mukwonago), Ashley Utech (Sheboygan) and Jessica Woelfel (New Holstein). Lisa and Tina Beck are sisters, while Amanda Chart joins her sister, Mary Jo, as a member of the UW-Oshkosh squad. Lisa Beck was a fourth-team all-state selection last fall as a senior at Kimberly High School.

UW-Oshkosh again plays a highly competitive schedule in 2003. Besides the always-tough WIAC slate, the Titans will also travel to the Elmhurst College Invitational, the University of St. Thomas Classic, the Ohio Northern Invitational and the UW-Whitewater Invitational. UW-Oshkosh, which has the potential of playing 15 nationally and 19 regionally-ranked opponents from a year ago, also hosts three tournaments in Kolf Sports Center this season.