MATCH 8: Central Arkansas (3-4) at Arkansas State (4-3)
Thursday, Sept. 8 • 6:00 p.m. CDT
Convocation Center • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State leads 22-1
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network

MATCH 9: UT Martin (3-6) at Arkansas State (4-3)
Friday, Sept. 9 • 6:00 p.m. CDT
Convocation Center • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State leads 24-11
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network

MATCH 10: Tulsa (5-1) at Arkansas State (4-3)
Saturday, Sept. 10 • 1:00 p.m. CDT
Convocation Center • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State trails 5-6
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network

QUICK HITS
This season marks the 42nd year of volleyball at Arkansas State and A-State has an all-time mark of 983-502-5 (.661) and had 979 wins to begin the season, ranking as 18th most in NCAA Division I history.
The Red Wolves started the season by winning two of three matches at both the TCU Invitational and Marcia E. Hamilton Classic, hosted by Saint Louis, but lost to Ole Miss 3-1 Tuesday to fall to 4-3.
Mallory Warrington was named SBC Setter of the Week and Kenzie Fields the SBC Freshman of the Week for week two of the season. Warrington handed out 12.38 assists per set to earn the award, while Fields had 40 kills (3.08 per set) and 27 digs (2.08 per set).
Senior Mallory Warrington was named to the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic All-Tournament squad. She dished out 161 assists over the event and had a double-double against Cal Poly.
Prior to the beginning of the season, the Red Wolves were voted to win the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference by the league’s coaches with 72 points and all 12 first-place votes. Newcomer Coastal Carolina was picked to win the East.

A-State vs. Central Arkansas Series History
Arkansas State leads the all-time series with the Sugar Bears 22-1. A-State opened the series with 20 straight wins against UCA, with the first three meetings happening during the Red Wolves’ first year of volleyball in 1975 with all three matches resulting in 2-0 A-State wins.
The two teams played every year between 1975 and 1983, but didn’t play again until 2006 when Central Arkansas picked up its only win against Arkansas State in Conway by a score of 3-2. A-State returned the favor with a 3-0 victory in Jonesboro later in the season.
The Red Wolves and Sugar Bears last played in 2011 with A-State claiming a 3-0 win at the Northwestern State Invitational in Natchitoches, La.
Head Coach David Rehr has never faced Central Arkansas, but is 5-0 against teams from the Southland Conference in his career. The Red Wolves defeated Sam Houston State (3-1) and McNeese State (3-0) during his first season in 2012. The team swept Nicholls State in 2013 and Stephen F. Austin in 2015 before the Red Wolves swept Northwestern State at the TCU Invitational to begin this campaign.

A-State vs. UT Martin Series History
Arkansas State leads the series with the Skyhawks 24-11 all-time. The series dates back to A-State’s opening season in 1975 when UT Martin gave A-State a 2-0 loss, one of only six that year for the team.
The Red Wolves have won 10 out of the last 11 matchups with the only loss being a 3-0 setback at the 2007 UCA Invitational in Conway, Ark. However, UTM won three straight during the 2001 and 2002 seasons.
A-State head coach David Rehr is 2-0 against the Skyhawks with a 3-0 win at the Memphis Invitational in 2014 and a 3-1 decision in the Hampton Inn Bama Bash in 2013. Coach Rehr is 5-1 against the Ohio Valley Conference. He has two wins against UT Martin, two wins against SEMO, and a win against SIU-Edwardsville with the lone loss coming to Belmont during the 2013 season.

A-State vs. Tulsa Series History
A-State is 5-6 all-time against the Golden Hurricane. The first meeting between the two teams occurred in the 1976 Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women Region IV Tournament in Conway, Ark., with Tulsa coming away with a 2-0 win.
The two teams played fairly regularly through 1986 with A-State going 4-3 against the Golden Hurricane. However, the two teams didn’t play again until 2009. Since then, Tulsa has won three of four meetings, but A-State won last season 3-0 in Tulsa at the Golden Hurricane Invitational.
In last year’s match, Drew Jones led the team with 14 kills, while Carlisa May and Darby Graff each had 13. Mallory Warrington dished out 40 assists and Markie Schaedig had 14 digs.
Head coach David Rehr is 1-1 against Tulsa with last year’s win and a 3-0 loss in 2012 at the Kansas Invitational. He is 4-1 against teams from the American Athletic Conference with two wins against Memphis, one against South Florida, and the 1-1 mark against Tulsa.

A-State Home Tournament
This is the first time under head coach David Rehr that A-State is hosting a home tournament and first since 2010 when A-State went 2-1.
Records indicate that A-State’s first home non-conference tournament was in 1988 and has hosted 24 all-time with an all-time record of 75-9 in the events. The team has only posted a losing record in a home tournament once in 2007 (1-2).

National and Conference Rankings
Senior setter Mallory Warrington is eighth in the nation and first in the SBC with an 11.89 assist per set ratio. She is also second in the nation in total assists with 333, only trailing fellow SBC setter Jessica Bartczyszyn of Louisiana-Lafayette.
Markie Schaedig leads the league with a 5.18 digs per set mark that also ranks 28th in the nation. Her 145 digs are ninth most in the country.
Carlisa May is second in the conference in kills per set with 3.89 and ranks 28th in the nation with 109 total kills. Anna Murphy is fourth in the league with a .365 hitting percentage.
As a team, the Red Wolves lead the SBC in kills per set (14.32) and assists per set (13.29).

Warrington, Fields Win SBC Weekly Awards
Senior setter Mallory Warrington won her second straight and seventh career Sun Belt Conference Setter of the Week award for week two of the season. It was her eighth weekly award of her career after winning one SBC Freshman of the Week honor in 2013.
Warrington handed out 161 assists for a 12.38 per set average during the past week and also had 28 digs. She dished out 49 assists in Friday’s 3-1 win over Saint Louis before handing out 58, just one shy of her career high, in the victory over Cal Poly. She finished the weekend with a 54-assist performance against No. 19 Western Kentucky. She added another 49 assists in Tuesday night’s loss to Ole Miss.
Redshirt freshman outside hitter Kenzie Fields won her first career weekly award with the SBC Freshman of the Week award for week two.
A native of Bartlett, Tenn., Fields registered 40 kills (3.08 per set) and 27 digs (2.08 per set) in the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic. She had a career-best 18 kills and 11 digs against Cal Poly for her first career double-double. She was solid in Friday’s win over Saint Louis with nine kills, seven digs, four assists, and three blocks, before she finished the tournament with 13 kills against No. 19 WKU. She added another 10 kills against Ole Miss Tuesday night.

Warrington Named All-Tournament
Mallory Warrington was named all-tournament at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic after dishing out 161 assists (12.38 per set) during the three matches.
The all-tournament accolade was Warrington’s first of the season and second of her career after winning the MVP award at the Golden Hurricane Classic a season ago.
Drew Jones and Carlisa May earned all-tournament nods at the TCU Invitational a week ago to give A-State three on the year.

Red Wolves in the Polls
A-State received votes in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Preseason Poll with 23 points that would rank them 34th. However, A-State hasn’t received any points in the last two polls, but Ole Miss is currently receiving votes.
Arkansas State was also ranked 50th in PrepVolleyball.com’s Preseason Top 50 rankings and moved up to No. 40 in this week’s Top 50 Poll after the 2-1 record at the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic in St. Louis, Mo.
The Red Wolves broke into the AVCA Top 25 for the first time in school history a season ago. A-State spent two weeks on the Top 25 poll reaching as high as No. 24.

A-State Records Watch
A-State broke the school record for hitting percentage last season with a .267 mark. The previous record was .254 in 1990. Darby Graff led the team with a .355 mark, which ranked as ninth-highest in school history.
Mallory Warrington currently ranks fifth in school history with 3,257 assists after passing Jo Beth Mathis’ 3,054. She’s now 83 helpers away from tying Allison Kearney for fourth place at 3,344.
Markie Schaedig is now third in A-State history with 1,689 digs after posting 20 against Ole Miss to give her 145 on the year. She passed Tessa Millikan, who had 1,669 from 2001-04. The Little Rock, Ark., native is 501 digs shy of tying Megan Baska at 2,190 for second place in school history. She owns the school record for digs in a season, set in 2014, with 762.

Schaedig, Warrington Win SBC Week One Awards
Markie Schaedig won her 11th career SBC Defensive Player of the Week award for her performance during the first week of the season. The Little Rock, Ark., native had 60 digs (5.45 per set) across three matches during the TCU Invitational. She recorded 19 digs in each of the Red Wolves’ 3-0 wins over Northwestern State and North Carolina State before adding 22 more in the team’s final match of the tournament against TCU.
Mallory Warrington was honored with her sixth Setter of the Week award during her career and seventh total weekly award after her performance during the opening weekend of the 2016 campaign. The Lake St. Louis, Mo., native had a fantastic weekend leading the A-State offense to a 2-1 record at the TCU Invitational as the team hit .241 during the three matches. She dished out 127 assists (11.55 per set) and also picked up double-doubles with double-digit dig totals against Northwestern State and TCU. She handed out 37 assists against both Northwestern State and North Carolina State before recording 53 against TCU.

Jones, May Earn All-Tournament Accolades
Drew Jones and Carlisa May picked up All-Tournament honors for their performance in the TCU Invitational to open the year.
Jones led the team with 44 kills (4.00 per set) in the opening weekend on a .212 hitting percentage. She also had 20 digs, including 10 against TCU, along with a career-high tying 20 kills for her first double-double of the year. The Fort Smith, Ark., native had 11 and 13 kills in the first two matches, respectively.
Carlisa May was second on the team with 43 kills (3.91 per set) on a .277 attacking percentage. She had 18 kills against TCU with 14 and 11, respectively, against Northwestern State and North Carolina State. She also had four blocks defensively.
Both Jones and May each earned one all-tournament nod during the regular season, with Jones earning MVP honors at the Redhawks Invitational. Both players were also named All-SBC Tournament with May claiming the MVP accolade.