August 27, 2013

Titans Open 2013 at UNLV Invitational

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Television - None
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Audio Webcast - None
Live Stats - Live in-game stats are available at www.FullertonTitans.com.

TICKETS
Cal State Fullerton returns to Titan Gym, Friday, Sept. 6, while hosting the Fullerton Classic presented by the Holiday Inn of La Mirada. Tickets can be purchased online at www.FullertonTitans.com, over the phone, or at the Cal State Fullerton Athletics Ticket Office, which is located in the Titan House on campus off of Gymnasium Drive on the northeast side of Titan Gym. Game day sales and will call tickets will open an hour prior to the scheduled time at the specific venue.

2013 SCHEDULE
The Cal State Fullerton women's volleyball program is set to play a 28-match schedule in 2013, and will host the annual Fullerton Classic presented by the Holiday Inn of La Mirada.

The Titans are scheduled to open the season at the UNLV Invitational playing the Rebels (18-11, 10-6 Mountain West) on Friday.

CSF will return to Titan Gym to play its home opener and host the annual Fullerton Classic presented by the Holiday Inn of La Mirada (Sept. 6-7), welcoming Kent State (Mid-American Conference), William & Mary (Colonial Athletic Association), Gardner-Webb (Big South Conference) and Wake Forest (Atlantic Coast Conference).

2013 BIG WEST PRESEASON POLL
For the second straight year, the University of Hawai'i has been selected as the Big West Conference's top pick in the women's volleyball preseason poll, as selected by the nine league coaches. The Rainbow Wahine were a unanimous favorite, collecting all nine first-place votes en route to an 81-point total. Cal State Fullerton finished in seventh place with 35 points.

A NEW LOOK
Over half of Cal State Fullerton's 17-member roster will be newcomers to the Titans, with nine newcomers listed, including six freshmen.

A look at the newcomers:
1 • Leah Stevens • RS • Scottsdale, Ariz./Boise State
Played three seasons at Boise State (2010-12)...at Notre Dame High School, played on the varsity volleyball team for three seasons (2007-09).

2 • Shannon Bell • S • Chino Hills, Calif./Ruben S. Ayala HS
A 2013 graduate of Ruben S. Ayala High School...played three years on the varsity squad... earned Sierra League honorable mention accolades.

5 • McKenna Painton • L • Bakersfield, Calif./Centennial HS
A 2013 graduate of Centennial High School...played outside hitter, earning Southwest Yosemite League first team honors for three consecutive years (2010-12).

8 • Kristen Brandsma • MB • Wendell, Idaho/College of Southern Idaho
In 2012 led the College of Southern Idaho to its 10th National Junior College Athletic Association national championship...averaged 1.23 kills per set.

13 • Paige Reed • OH • Vallejo, Calif./St. Patrick-St. Vincent HS
A 2013 graduate of St. Patrick-St. Vincent...played four years on the varsity squad ...St. Patrick-St. Vincent finished the 2012 season with a 35-6 record.

14 • Mallory Waggoner • RS • Sarasota, Fla./Riverview HS
A 2013 graduate of Riverview High School...in 2013 won gold with USA Junior A1 Red at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships.

16 • Alyse Hensley • RS • San Diego, Calif./University of Arizona
Played 2012 at Arizona...played 2010 and 2011 at Loyola Marymount...during freshman season earned honorable mention All-West Coast honors and a spot on the WCC All-Freshman team.

21 • Delaney Gurol • DS/L • West Covina, Calif./Bishop Amat HS
A 2013 graduate of Bishop Amat High School...played three years on varsity squad...in 2012 averaged 2.2 digs per set and was named second team all-Del Rey League.

24 • Faith Rockmore • MB/OH • Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton HS
A 2013 graduate of Fullerton High School...played on varsity for four seasons (2009-12)...earned first team all-Freeway League honors for three consecutive years.

2012 SEASON RECAP
Cal State Fullerton had the chance to finish last season above .500 for the fifth time in head coach Carolyn Zimmerman's tenure, but the Titans ended the year on a three-match losing streak to derail that opportunity.

Fullerton completed the season with an overall record of 15-16, and tied for fifth in the Big West Conference standings with a mark of 9-9. For just the third time in Fullerton's league history, the Titans totaled at least nine wins, also completing the feat in 2010 with 14 wins and 2008 with nine Big West victories.

Prior to Zimmerman taking over the program for the 2002 season, the Titans had only recorded double-digit win seasons on seven occasions in 26 years. Since 2002, Fullerton has totaled nine double-digit win seasons in Zimmerman's 11-year tenure.

CAROLYN ZIMMERMAN
Entering her 12th season at Cal State Fullerton, Carolyn Zimmerman possesses an all-time record of 162-169 (.489). The sixth head coach in Fullerton's 37-year history, Zimmerman is the winningst (.489) head coach in CSF volleyball program history.

WHO IS BACK
Cal State Fullerton welcomes back four returning starters, seniors Leah Beast and Bre Moreland and sophomores Julie Consani and Holland Crenshaw. Moreland, a 2012 Big West honorable mention pick, spent her summer training with the USA U23 Beach National Team.