Veteran group gearing up for run at 6th straight championship
Rams honor seniors, team at celebratory banquet
Rams finish season ranked for 5th time in last 6 years
Culbert, Foss, Peters named AVCA Honorable Mention All-Americans
Culbert, Foss, Peters named to AVCA All-Pacific North Region Team
CSU volleyball's historic season came to an end Thursday, falling to Cal State Northridge in the first round of the NCAA tournament. [Photos by Kirby Lee]
The Rams concluded their regular season on Nov. 29 with a 3-0 sweep vs. UNLV, improving to 28-1. Photos by Don Reichert.
The ninth-ranked Colorado State volleyball team closed the regular season with a 3-0 sweep vs. UNLV to improve to 28-1. After, the team was presented the 2013 Mountain West championship trophy. [Photo by Dan Byers]
No. 9 Colorado State suffered its first loss of the season on Nov. 27, losing to San Diego State in five sets. Photos by Don Reichert.
No. 10 Colorado State swept Fresno State on Nov. 23, playing one of its most complete matches of the season. Photos by Nic Hallisey.
AWARDS & HONORS:
- All-Mountain West Preseason Team (2013)
- USA Volleyball A2 Program, silver medal (2013)
- All-Mountain West (2012)
- Rams Volleyball Classic all-tournament team (9/7-9/12)
- Rocky Mountain Invite tournament MVP (8/24-26/12)
- Mountain West Newcomer of the Year (2011)
2012 (SOPHOMORE): Was named to the All-Mountain West team after averaging 10.74 assists and 2.20 digs per set... Also was effective at the net, averaging 0.78 kills and 0.85 blocks per set... Ranked first on the team with nine solo blocks, and second in service aces (0.17 per set)... In 29 matches, she registered eight double-doubles, and set single-match personal bests in kills (7), digs (17) and blocks (9) during the 2012 campaign... After being named the Rocky Mountain Invite tournament MVP (Aug. 25), she continued her hot play, posting a season-high 52 assists at Fresno State (Oct. 11)... Was also named to the Rams Volleyball Classic all-tournament team (Sept. 7-9), posting a career-high nine blocks in a win over New Mexico State (Sept. 9), to claim the tournament title... Also that weekend, helped CSU sweep No. 12 Pepperdine (Sept. 7), with 35 assists and three kills on .400 hitting... Down the stretch of conference play, she was a vital part of the offensive success, leading her team to a .291 hitting percentage during MW action, which ranked first... Through her sophomore season, already ranks ninth in CSU history with 2,258 career assists... Earned a silver medal with the USA Volleyball A2 Program over the summer... After trying out in February, was selected to the 48-member program, training with the nation's top athletes for two weeks and being coached by volleyball legends, including Andy Banachowski, the NCAA's all-time winningest coach.
2011 (FRESHMAN): Was named the 2011 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year after ranking second in the league in assists (10.66 per set) and fourth in service aces (0.27 per set)... Recorded a double-double in four of her final five regular-season matches, including 49 assists and 10 digs at New Mexico State (Nov. 26)... Set a season high with eight total blocks against the Aggies, which was a career high at the time... Set a Mountain West season high with 66 assists at Wyoming (Oct. 8)... Also recorded her first career double-double and set then-career highs in kills (6), hitting percentage (.750), digs (13), block assists (5) and total points (9.5)... Hit .714 at Boise State (Oct. 20), with five kills and nine digs... Had a solid performance in the Rams Volleyball Classic (Sept. 8-10), recording six kills on .667 hitting (6-0-9), two service aces, and averaging 10.27 assists, 2.36 digs and 1.09 blocks per set to help the Rams to the tournament title... Was very effective in a victory over No. 5 Nebraska (Sept. 2), recording three kills on six attempts -- including one play in which she attacked on consecutive touches, eventually getting the kill-- 37 assists, two aces, eight digs and two blocks... Began her collegiate career with four consecutive matches with 30-plus assists... In her first match as a Ram, at Arkansas (Aug. 26), was one dig away from a double-double (30 assists, nine digs), also tallying three blocks and two kills in the win.
2010 (REDSHIRT): Sat out in 2010, using a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Is a 2010 graduate of Lakes High School in Tacoma, Wash. ... Earned four varsity letters in volleyball... Led the Lancers to back-to-back appearances in the state tournament, the school's first bids in 31 years, finishing sixth in 2008 and fifth in 2009... Earned first-team all-state honors as the top setter and 3A South Puget Sound League Player of the Year as a senior in 2009... Selected as a second-team all-state honoree in 2008, and earned an honorable mention nod as a sophomore in 2007... Concluded her career at LHS with several records to her credit, having led the team in kills, assists, aces and blocks in each of her last two seasons... Also lettered twice in water polo... Was a member of the Kent Juniors Volleyball Club.
PERSONAL: Born Dec. 7, 1992, in Eugene, Ore. ... Raised in McKenna, Wash. ... Daughter of Lisa Foss... Has an older brother, Daniel, and a twin sister, Tori, who played volleyball at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash. ... Her cousin, Sabrina Hoeks, competed in volleyball collegiately at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County... Earned her high school diploma from Internet Academy... Is a black belt in karate... Is a human development and family studies major at CSU.
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