Samantha Cash scores a team-high 14 points off of 11 kills and six blocks to lead Pepperdine to the upset road win.
Becca Strehlow honored as only WCC setter to land on the AVCA All-Region first-team roster.
Waves announce 2013 schedule, which includes 15 home dates.
Kellie Woolever recognized as an AVCA All-America third team selection, Jazmine Orozco picks up an honorable mention.
Waves garner acclaim on AVCA All-Region list.
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
Pepperdine vs. Portland, Sept. 22, 2012, Photos by Jeff Golden
Pepperdine vs. Colorado State
CAREER: Through three seasons (two at Illinois, one at Pepperdine) has played in 82 matches and 270 sets ... Has made 44 total starts ... Career totals include 717 kills while hitting .243 (717-271-1839), 65 service aces, 519 digs and 93 blocks ... 2012 AVCA All-American honorable mention.
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2013: Redshirted in 2013
PEPPERDINE SAND 2013: Compiled a 7-5 record in first season playing sand volleyball ... Opened the year playing at No. 5 with Victoria Adelhelm ... Pair went 5-3 overall including 3-2 in dual action ... Reached the semifinals of the silver bracket at the USAV Collegiate Challenge in Chula Vista with Adelhelm ... Played at No. 5 with Emily Cook on April 10 and defeated Maddy Klineman and Megan Moenoa of UCLA, 21-7, 21-12 ... Posted a 1-1 record alongside Lauren Sieckmann, all in pairs play ... Competed alongside Lilla Frederick at No. 1 at the AVCA National Championship before being forced to sit out due to injury ... Collected a season-best 24 digs versus Stevi Robinson and Kirby Burnham of USC in the quarterfinals of the national team championship ... Posted 18 kills twice, first in the season opener against FIU (3/9) and again against Hawaii (4/6).
PEPPERDINE INDOOR 2012: AVCA All-American honorable mention in first season with Pepperdine ... All-AVCA Pacific Region first team ... All-WCC first team ... Became the Waves' first-ever NCAA Player of the Week on Sept. 18 after averaging 4.25 kills in matches against #2 UCLA, #11 Florida State, #21 Ohio State and Houston ... Twice named WCC Player of the Week (9/17 and 10/30) ... Earned WCC Player of the Month recognition after leading Pepperdine to a 7-1 record during the month of October ... Totaled 449 kills as a junior which ranks sixth in the Waves' single-season (rally scoring era only) record book ... Ranked first on the team and third in the WCC with 3.84 kills/set ... Kills average also ranks ninth in the Pepperdine single season record book ... Averaged 4.00 kills/set in league play which ranked second in the WCC ... Paced the Waves with 32 service aces ... Collected 2.74 digs/set for a total of 320 ... Other season totals include 33 assists, 49 blocks and 509.0 points ... Tagged down a career-high 27 kills against Loyola Marymount (10/25) ... Surpassed 10+ kills in 29 matches and reached the 20+ kill mark three times ... Registered 18 kills-digs double doubles ... Season high hitting percentage recorded against Florida International (9/8) with a .526 (13 kills-4 errors-25 attempts) clip ... Voted to the Pepperdine Asics Classic and Rams Volleyball Classic all-tournament teams ... Honored as the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup MVP ... Dished a season-best four service aces in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Dayton (11/30) ... Tallied a season-high 18 digs vs. both UC Santa Barbara (10/3) and North Dakota State (11/20) ... Started in all 32 matches and played in 117 total sets.
ILLINOIS 2011: Suffered a concussion during the spring and missed the spring practice season and participated at 100-percent in practice for the first time just a week before the season started ... Was the utility player in the first week, coming off the bench to hit right side vs. BYU and hit both left and right side vs. UC Santa Barbara ... Capable of playing all three hitting positions ... Hit. 714 with five kills vs. BYU and four blocks vs. UCSB ... Had a career best 17 digs vs. Houston ... Made her first start of the season vs. Dayton ... Set a career high with six block assists at Minnesota.
ILLINOIS 2010: Named to the NCAA Austin Regional all-tournament team after tallying 21 kills and hitting .545 vs. Texas ... Saw significant time vs. Florida A&M, posting seven kills, two blocks and three aces while hitting .385 ... Had double digits in kills in all three matches at the Ameritas Players Challenge, hitting .417 with 12 kills and a team-leading 19 digs vs. Western Michigan and 20 kills vs. Nebraska ... Had 70 kills, 68 digs and hit .268 in five starts ... Played the final two sets of the Wisconsin match for Colleen Ward and tallied six digs ... Had 11 kills and hit .526 vs. Wisconsin, including a key kill late in set three after Wisconsin had made a furious rally.
USA VOLLEYBALL: Was selected as Best Attacker in 2006 and 2008 and MVP in 2007 while playing for USA Volleyball.
CLUB: Played for Sports Shack Club Team ... Won Sport's Shack Volleyball Club Director's Award ... Won USA Volleyball Junior Nationals 18-Open gold medal ... Named Junior Nationals MVP.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Lakewood High School in 2010 ... Ranked #33 in the prepvolleyball.com's "Senior Aces" list ... Named to the Press-Telegram Dream Team and earned All-California Southern Section honors her last three prep seasons ... Named the Lakewood Youth Hall of Fame Athlete of the Year in both 2008 and 2009 ... Claimed Lakewood High School Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... Topped 300 kills her last two seasons and tallied a career-best 66 blocks in 2007, when she was named State Championship MVP.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Jose and Michelle Orozco ... Has one younger sister, Cassidy ... Enjoys performing, volunteer work and football ... Has worked with "Best Buddies," which supports kids with special needs ... Has done mission work in Haiti ... Plays the guitar ... Decided to come to Pepperdine because "I was excited about the challenges I would be presented here academically, the exciting things happening in the volleyball program and the opportunity to live in a beautiful location so close to home."
FAVORITES: Favorite movies are Remember the Titans, The Notebook, Crazy Stupid Love and Les Choristes ... Favorite book is Open by Andre Agassi ... Favorite pro athlete is Kyle Maynard ... Favorite musical artists are The Beatles and Britt Nicole ... Favorite pro sports team is the San Diego Chargers.