Samantha Cash earns All-WCC first team nod for the second time in her career.
Nina Matthies ends her 31-year career as the Waves' indoor volleyball coach with a 590-343 (.632) record.
Samantha Cash leads Waves with 11 kill and five blocks in loss.
Becca Strehlow earns her first triple double with 49 assists, 13 digs and 10 blocks.
Just one match left inside Firestone Fieldhouse for the Waves in 2013. Be sure to join us next Saturday, Nov. 16, at 1 p.m. when the Waves face LMU.
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. BYU (Photos by Martin A. Folb)
Women's Volleyball: Pepperdine vs. Delaware (Photos by Ron Hall)
NCAA Tournament: Pepperdine vs. Dayton (Photos by Eric Evans)
Pepperdine vs. Gonzaga - Senior Day - Photos by Martin A. Folb
Pepperdine vs. BYU on Nov. 15, 2012 Photos by Martin A. Folb
CAREER: Through two seasons of indoor volleyball, is averaging 2.09 kills and 0.97 blocks ... Has appeared in 59 matches and 218 sets ... Career hitting percentage of .322 currently ranks tied for eighth in the Pepperdine record book.
INDOOR 2012: Averaged 1.96 kills and 0.70 blocks as a sophomore ... Saw action in 98 sets and 27 matches ... Forced to miss five matches due to an ankle injury ... Totaled 192 kills hitting .295, 26 assists, seven aces, 39 digs, 69 blocks and 237.0 points ... Dished out a season-high 14 kills vs. Illinois (8/25) ... Led team with 10 kills in an exhibition match vs. the Chinese professional team Jiangsu (8/31) ... Picked up a career record nine digs vs. Saint Mary' (11/1) ... Season high in blocks set at six vs. Loyola Marymount (11/8) ... Tallied 13 kills while hitting .462 against Dayton (11/30) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament .... Set a career high with three aces vs. North Dakota State (11/20) ... Credited with at least one block in all but two match appearances ...Earned WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll "bronze" honors.
SAND 2012: Did not see action during freshman season.
INDOOR 2011: WCC Freshman of the Year ... All-WCC first team selection ... Ranked first on team and second in WCC with 1.18 blocks/set ... Averaged 1.40 blocks/set in conference matches ... 142.0 total blocks ranks second in the Pepperdine singles season rally scoring era record book ... Tallied at least two rejections in all but three matches ... Terminated 264 kills for a 2.20 kill/set average ... Tacked down a career-best 17 kills vs. USC (12/10) at the NCAA Tournament Regional Final ... Hit for a .343 hitting percentage which ranks in the top-10 in a single season at Pepperdine ... Dished a season-best five assists against the Trojans in the season finale ... Eclipsed double-digit kill totals on nine occasions ... Registered a career-high .769 (10-0-13) clip vs. Air Force (11/22) which ranks as the fifth-best in the Waves' single match rally scoring era record book ... Paced Pepperdine at Gonzaga (9/24) with 16 kills earned on a .542 hitting percentage ... Totaled 34 digs ... Started in all 32 matches and 120 sets.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Captain of the USA Youth Olympic Team that won a silver medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August 2010 ... Won a gold medal at the NORCECA Championships in Tijuana, Mexico in July 2010 with the U.S. Junior National Team ... Captain of the 2011 U.S. Junior National A2 Team that toured Europe and won the gold medal at the Global Challenge in Pula, Croatia ... Team also won the bronze medal at the 2011 Junior National Championships ... A member of the 2009 U.S. Youth National A2 Team that won gold at the Team USA High Performance Championships .. Member of the 2012 U.S. National A2 team that competed in Columbus, Ohio in July.
CLUB: Played with Coast Volleyball Club from 2007-2011 ... Placed 11th with the 17s at the 2009 Junior National Championship Open Division ... Has led the 18-1 team to several top-10 finishes in last two seasons and earned a bid to the 2011 Junior National Championships in Atlanta.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Canyon Crest Academy in 2011 ... Part of a recruiting class ranked #9 by Prepvolleyball.com ... AVCA Under Armour Girls' High School All-America honorable mention ... Also named a high school All-American by Prepvolleyball.com and was ranked #65 on its "Senior Aces" list ... As a senior, was the North County Times and Valley League Player of the Year ... A three-time All-CIF Division 3 first team selection ... Earned All-League distinction in the North County Conference as a senior ... Led Canyon Crest Academy to a North County Conference Valley League championship in 2010 and a runner up finish in the CIF San Diego Section ... Also lettered in soccer.
PERSONAL: Hails from San Diego, Calif. ... Born in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Daughter of Alan and Kathy Cash ... Has two sisters, Alice and Gretchen ... Chose Pepperdine "because of the small school, religious environment"
FAVORITES: Enjoys painting and reading ... Loves "the unity of the sport of volleyball" ... Favorite pro volleyball players are Misty May-Treanor, Clay Stanley and Kerri Walsh ... Favorite books are those in the Game of Thrones series ... Favorite TV show is Game of Thrones ... Favorite foods are anything gluten free ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Diego Chargers ... Favorite movie is Monty Python and the Holy Grail ... Favorite musical artist is Augustana.