Sept. 13 - Wichita State (5-1) vs. East Tennessee State (4-4) - 9 a.m.
Sept. 13 - Wichita State (5-1) at Tennessee (6-1) - 6 p.m.
Sept. 14 - Wichita State (5-1) vs. VCU (5-1) - 9 a.m.
Sept. 14 - Wichita State (5-1) vs. Austin Peay (2-6) - 3:30 p.m.
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Date: Sept. 13-14, 2013
First Serve: 9 a.m., 6 p.m., 9 a.m., 3:30 p.m. CST
Location: Knoxville, Tenn.
Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena
Radio: 103.7 KEYN FM (Internet only for East Tennessee State match)
Talent: Mike Kennedy
Series: First Meeting vs. ETSU; UT leads WSU 1-0; WSU leads VCU 1-0; First Meeting vs. APSU
Shockers Travel to Tennessee
Wichita State hits the road for the Comcast Lady Vol Classic in Knoxville, Tenn. The Shockers will play East Tennessee State and host Tennessee on Sept. 13 and take on VCU and Austin Peay on Sept. 14.
On the Radio
Wichita State’s match against East Tennessee State on Sept. 13 will be on the internet only on www.shockerradio.com, while the matches against Tennessee on Sept. 13 and VCU and Austin Peay on Sept. 14 will be on the internet as well as 103.7 FM.
Series History vs. Tourney Field
The Shockers are 1-1 all-time against the 2013 tourney field:
East Tennessee State - 0-0
Tennessee - 0-1
VCU - 1-0
Austin Peay - 0-0
Scouting East Tennessee State
East Tennessee State is 4-4 overall and went 1-2 last weekend at the Kentucky Classic. The Bucs defeated Liberty in three sets and lost to VCU in five sets and to Kentucky in three sets. They defeated Marshall in five sets on Tuesday. ETSU is led by Megan Devine who averages 4.35 kills per set, while Jamie Rutledge averages 10.31 assists per set and Katie Muey averages 3.81 digs per set. The Bucs are led by 11th-year head coach Lindsey Devine.
Tennessee is 6-1 overall and went 4-0 last weekend at Chattanooga’s tournament. The Lady Vols defeated Chattanooga in three sets, UNC Asheville in four sets, UT Martin in four sets and Charlotte in three sets. UT is led by Jamie Lea who is averaging 3.72 kills per set, while Lexi Dempsey averages 10.40 assists per set and Ellen Mullins averages 6.80 digs per set. The Lady Vols are led by 16th-year head coach Rob Patrick.
Last Meeting vs. UT
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 2, 2012, in Wichita. The Volunteers won 3-2 by scores of 25-19, 28-26, 22-25, 24-26 and 15-9. Emily Adney led the Shockers with 16 kills, while Chelsey Feekin had 48 assists and Jackie Church had 22 digs.
VCU is 5-1 overall and went 2-1 last weekend at the Kentucky Classic. The Rams defeated Liberty in three sets, lost to No. 21 Kentucky in five sets and defeated East Tennessee State in five sets. VCU is led by Romana Kriskova who averages 4.72 kills per set, while Cecilia Aragao averages 9.20 assists per set and Amanda Love averages 2.68 digs per set. The Rams are led by first-year head coach Jody Rogers.
Last Meeting vs. VCU
The last meeting between the two teams was Sept. 8, 2005, in Wichita. The Shockers won 3-0 by scores of 30-13, 30-22 and 30-19. Jen Ray led the Shockers with nine kills, while Andee Hartig had 19 assists and Kelly Broussard had 17 digs.
Scouting Austin Peay
Austin Peay is 2-6 overall and went 1-3 last weekend at Middle Tennessee’s tournament. The Lady Govs defeated North Dakota in five sets and lost to Virginia Tech in three sets, UAB in three sets and Middle Tennessee in five sets. APSU is led by Jada Stotts who averages 5.20 kills per set and 3.27 digs per set, while Cami Fields averages 9.00 assists per set. The Lady Govs are led by second-year head coach Taylor Mott.
Feekin Named MVC Defensive Player of the Week
Wichita State volleyball student-athlete Chelsey Feekin has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player-of-the-Week for the week of Sept. 2-8.
Feekin, a senior setter from Papillion, Neb., led the Shockers to the Portland NIKE Invitational title with a 3-0 record and earned MVP honors. She averaged 1.67 kills, 9.58 assists, 0.17 aces, 2.25 digs, 1.50 blocks and 2.625 points per set and hit .545 in the three matches. She also guided the Shocker offense to a .317 hitting percentage over the weekend.
In the opening five-set win over Utah State, Feekin tied her career-high with 12 kills and had zero hitting errors on 17 swings for a .706 hitting percentage. She also had 45 assists, one ace, six digs and a team-high six blocks. In the three-set win over Portland, she had her second-straight double-double with 34 assists and 12 digs along with four blocks and six kills, while hitting .625. In the finale against Fresno State, she just missed a triple-double as she had 36 assists, nine digs and a team-high eight blocks. She also added two kills and a service ace. The seven block assists against the Bulldogs were a career-high.
Player of the Week - Chelsey Feekin
Freshman of the Week - Alyssa Carney helped the Shockers to a 3-0 record over the weekend and the tournament title at the Portland NIKE Invitational. She averaged 2.36 digs and 0.27 aces per set in the three matches. She had two assists and six digs against Utah State in the opener and had one assist and two digs in the sweep over Portland. In the finale against Fresno State, she had a career-high 18 digs and three service aces.
Seniors Lead Shocks
Wichita State won its first tournament title of the season with a 3-0 record at the Portland NIKE Invitational. The four Shocker seniors led the way to the tournament title. Chelsey Feekin, Ashley Andrade, Sam Sanders and Elizabeth Field combined to average 9.67 kills and 2.42 blocks per set in the tournament and hit a combined .440.
Wichita State need 33 points to win the second set against Portland on Sept. 6. It was the most points the Shockers have scored in a set since the 25-point rally scoring began in 2008. The second-most points scored was 32 against Oklahoma on Aug. 29, 2008 in a 32-30 first set win.
Lamb Looking for 300
Wichita State head coach Chris Lamb is looking for career win number 300 this season. He currently has 290 wins and is the winningest coach in WSU volleyball history. His overall career record stands at 290-123 for a winning percentage of .702.
Shocks in the NCAA Stats
The Shocks are ranked in the top-50 in several statistical categories. WSU is 31st nationally in blocks per set, 34th in hitting percentage and 44th in match win-loss percentage. Individually, Elizabeth Field is 11th in hitting percentage.
Three Shockers Named to All-Tournament Team
Seniors Chelsey Feekin, Ashley Andrade and Sam Sanders were named to the all-tournament team at the Portland NIKE Invitational. Feekin earned MVP honors as she averaged 1.67 kills, 9.58 assists, 2.25 digs and 1.50 blocks per set while hitting .545. Andrade averaged 2.83 kills and 0.92 blocks per set and hit .444, while Sanders averaged 2.67 kills and 0.75 blocks and hit .385.