Nov. 21, 2006
Irvine, Calif. - For the first time in Cal State Fullerton volleyball program's history, four players have been recognized by the Big West Conference for their achievements on the court as the annual All-Conference teams were announce Monday afternoon. Brittany Moore, Amanda Pfielschiefter, Vanessa Vella and Deven Bukoski made history becoming the most-decorated Titan squad in history.
The sophomore Moore was a first-team selection for the first time in her career becoming just the fourth Titan to ever garner the honor. The outside-hitter/middle blocker was in the Big West's top ten in attack percentage most of the year, going into the team's final game ranking 7th with a 3.06 average. As a blocker, the Orange, Calif-native has posted the fourth-best single-season block total in history with 119 total blocks and her 1.19 blocks per game rank her sixth among Big West players.
Pfielschiefter and Vella were named conference honorable mentions as voted by the league's coaches.
The middle blocker hailing from San Diego, Pfielschiefter, goes into her final game as a senior with the Big West's third best attack percentage at .332. She also tallied 100-or-more blocks for the second straight season and currently ranks tied for fifth all time in total bocks. She will finish out her two-year Titan career in her hometown as the Titans will take on the San Diego Toreros Tuesday night.
Vella, a Castro Valley-native, is the current Big West dig leader collecting 5.39 dpg and also ranks 9th in serving with 0.31 aces per game, and fifth most in the league with 30 total aces. The junior libero has posted 523 digs thus far and earlier this season became the all-time Titan dig queen, passing Stephanie Scofield's 1,393 career digs. Vella entered the Big West's all-time digs top ten in her last match versus UC Riverside, standing with 1,563 career digs. She also posted 37 digs in a game Oct. 26 versus UC Davis, the most ever by any Titan ever.
Bukoski becomes the 12th Titan to receive All-Freshman recognition by the conference. She follows teammate Brittany Moore who earned the honor in 2005. Hailing from Kula Hawaii, the outside hitter posted the most points by any freshman in the league and led the team with 11 double-doubles. She set a career-high in kills on Oct. 13 with 18 and digs Sept. 29 with 21.
The Titans will conclude their 2006 season Tuesday night at the Jenny Craig Pavillion on the campus of USD at 7 p.m.