California Golden Bears volleyball

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California Golden Bears
California Golden Bears athletic logo

University University of California, Berkeley
Conference Pac-12
Location Berkeley, CA
Head Coach Rich Feller (13th year)
Arena Haas Pavilion
(Capacity: 11,877)
Nickname
Colors Yale Blue and California Gold

             

AIAW and NCAA Tournament Runner Up
2010
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Final Four
2007, 2010
AIAW and NCAA Tournament Appearances
1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Conference Regular Season Champions
1982, 2010

The California Golden Bears volleyball team is the intercollegiate women's volleyball team of the University of California, Berkeley. The team plays its home games at Haas Pavilion, which was built on top of the old Harmon Gymnasium using money donated in part by the owners of Levi-Strauss.[1] The arena was originally known as Men's Gymnasium and then later Harmon Gymnasium until the late 1990s when it went through massive renovations which displaced the team for two seasons. The California volleyball program has seen great success in recent years reaching the final four in 2007, winning the Pac-10 championship in 2010, and finishing as the runner up in the NCAA tournament in 2010. The current head coach is Rich Feller, who began his tenure in 1999.

History[edit]

The women's volleyball team faces off against Southern California in November 2008.

Cal volleyball is coached by Rich Feller. In 2010, he was named the AVCA National Coach of the Year as Cal finished as NCAA runners-up.

Cal completed its most successful season in 2010, as they won the Pac-10 title for the first time in school history and advanced to the 2010 NCAA Championship final, where they fell to Penn State. Senior setter Carli Lloyd was named the 2010 AVCA National Player of the Year and Feller was named the National Coach of the Year.

In 2007, Cal reached the final four for the first time in school history before falling to eventual national champion Penn State in the semifinals. Not only did they reach the final four, in their run they were able to defeat defending champion and #2 seed Nebraska, who were the favorites to repeat as champions, in the regional final round, in a sweep (3-0).

In 2007, Senior outside hitter Angie Pressey, the daughter of NBA player Paul Pressey, garnered AVCA First Team All-American honors, and was the only Cal player in history to be named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team all four years. Hana Cutura was named the 2007 regional MVP for her helping Cal reach the final four.

California Club Volleyball[edit]

While the University of California department of athletics sponsors a varsity women's volleyball program, the school does not sponsor a men's volleyball program at the NCAA/varsity level. Because of this, California only competes in intercollegiate men's volleyball at the club level. Along with the men's club volleyball program, there is also a women's club team as well separate from the women's varsity team. According to the UC Berkeley Recreational Sports page, the club men's volleyball program has won a total of six national championships.[2] Occasionally, members of the club volleyball team will help the women's varsity volleyball team with practices and open scrimmages.[3][4]

Season-by-season results[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Chris Stanley (NCIAC/NorCal/NorPac) (1975–1983)
1975 Chris Stanley 6–8 4th (NCIAC)
1976 Chris Stanley 7–8 4th (NCIAC)
1977 Chris Stanley 18–8 8–4 3rd (NorCal)
1978 Chris Stanley 17–18 7–5 4th (NorCal)
1979 Chris Stanley 18–8 8–4 2nd (NorCal)
1980 Chris Stanley 19–16 6–6 4th (NorCal)
1981 Chris Stanley 20–21 7–5 3rd (NorCal) 1–3 (AIAW)
1982 Chris Stanley 28–12 12–2 1st (NorPac) 1–1 (NCAA Second Round)
1983 Chris Stanley 22–20 7–2 3rd (NorPac) 1–1 (NCAA Second Round)
Chris Stanley: 155–119 (.566) 55–28 (.663)
Marlene Piper (NorPac/Pac-10) (1984–1987)
1984 Marlene Piper 13–23 5–7 3rd (NorPac)
1985* Marlene Piper 12–31* 7–5* 3rd (NorPac)
1986 Marlene Piper 18–21 7–11 7th (Pac-10)
1987 Marlene Piper 18–15 11–7 T–4th (Pac-10) 0–1 (NCAA First Round)
Marlene Piper: 61–90 (.404) 30–30 (.500)
Dave DeGroot (Pac-10) (1988–1994)
1988 Dave DeGroot 19–15 7–11 7th (Pac-10) 0–1 (NCAA First Round)
1989 Dave DeGroot 19–13 8–10 T-6th (Pac-10) 1–1 (NCAA Second Round)
1990 Dave DeGroot 8–21 3–15 10th (Pac-10)
1991 Dave DeGroot 15–15 9–9 5th (Pac-10) 3–1 (NIVC)
1992 Dave DeGroot 11–16 6–12 7th (Pac-10)
1993 Dave DeGroot 13–16 5–13 8th (Pac-10)
1994 Dave DeGroot 5–23 2–16 9th (Pac-10)
Dave DeGroot: 90–119 (.431) 11–47 (.190)
Sue Woodstra (Pac-10) (1995–1998)
1995 Sue Woodstra 13–15 5–13 9th (Pac-10)
1996 Sue Woodstra 8–20 3–15 9th (Pac-10)
1997 Sue Woodstra 8–19 3–15 9th (Pac-10)
1998 Sue Woodstra 3–9 0–4
Sue Woodstra: 32–63 (.337) 11–47 (.190)
Lee Maes (Pac-10) (1998–1998)
1998 Lee Maes 4–13 3–11 T–8th (Pac-10)
Lee Maes: 4–13 (.235) 3–11 (.214)
Rich Feller (Pac-10/Pac-12) (1999–present)
1999 Rich Feller 13–15 7–11 T–6th (Pac-10)
2000 Rich Feller 13–15 6–12 T–7th (Pac-10)
2001 Rich Feller 10–18 3–15 9th (Pac-10)
2002 Rich Feller 20–12 7–11 8th (Pac-10) 1–1 (NCAA Second Round)
2003 Rich Feller 25–7 12–6 T–3rd (Pac-10) 2–1 (NCAA Sweet Sixteen)
2004 Rich Feller 17–12 11–7 T–4th (Pac-10) 1–1 (NCAA Second Round)
2005 Rich Feller 19–11 10–8 T–5th (Pac-10) 1–1 (NCAA Second Round)
2006 Rich Feller 22–10 9–9 5th (Pac-10) 2–1 (NCAA Second Round)
2007 Rich Feller 26–8 12–6 4th (Pac-10) 4–1 (NCAA Final Four)
2008 Rich Feller 26–7 13–5 3rd (Pac-10) 3–1 (NCAA Elite Eight)
2009 Rich Feller 21–11 11–7 4th (Pac-10) 3–1 (NCAA Elite Eight)
2010 Rich Feller 30–4 15–3 T-1st (Pac-10) 5–1 (NCAA Runners Up)
2011 Rich Feller 26–7 16–6 3rd (Pac-12) 0–1 (NCAA First Round)
2012 Rich Feller 15–16 9–11 T–6th (Pac-12) 0–1 (NCAA First Round)
Rich Feller: 283–153 (.649) 141–117 (.547)
Total: 625–557 (.529)

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

*Includes 11 forfeits due to ineligible player.

Source: 2011 Golden Bears Record Book

Coaches[edit]

Head Coach Years Win-Loss Pct.
Chris Stanley 1975–1983 155–119 .566
Marlene Piper 1984–1987 61–90 .404
Dave DeGroot 1988–1994 90–119 .431
Sue Woodstra 1995–1998 32–63 .337
Lee Maes (Interim) 1998 4–13 .235
Rich Feller 1999– 268–137 .662

Roster[edit]

No. Name Position Height Year
1 Lillian Shonewise Middle Blocker 6-3 SO
2 Robin Rostratter Libero 5-11 SR
3 Nikki Gombar Outside Hitter 6-0 FR
4 Lara Vukasovic Outside Hitter/Middle Blocker 6-5 FR
5 Adrianne Gehan Outside Hitter 6-3 JR
7 Shannon Hawari Middle Blocker 6-2 SR (Redshirt)
8 Correy Johnson Opposite/Middle Blocker 6-4 SR
11 Kat Brown Middle Blocker 6-3 SR
12 Joan Caloiaro Setter 5-11 JR
13 Mary McKennon Libero 5-9 FR
14 Lindsey Parrott Setter 6-2 SO
15 Katarina Milosavljevic Middle Blocker 6-1 FR
18 Michelle Neumayr Outside Hitter 6-1 FR (Redshirt)
22 Marlee Davis Defensive Specialist 5-9 SO
23 Christina Higgins Outside Hitter/Opposite 6-2 SO

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