MATCH 13: Cleveland State (7-2) vs. Arkansas State (6-5)
Saturday, Sept. 17 • 9:00 a.m. CDT
University Gym • Bloomington, Ind.
Series: First Meeting
Live Stats: AStateRedWolves.com; Live Video: None
MATCH 14: Arkansas State (6-5) vs. IUPUI (4-8)
Saturday, Sept. 17 • 4:00 p.m. CDT
University Gym • Bloomington, Ind.
Series: A-State leads 2-0
Live Stats: AStateRedWolves.com; Live Video: None
This season marks the 42nd year of volleyball at Arkansas State and A-State has an all-time mark of 985-504-5 (.661) and had 979 wins to begin the season, ranking as 18th most in NCAA Division I history.
Mallory Warrington was named the SBC Setter of the Week for the third straight week to open the 2016 campaign. She dished out 161 assists for a 12.38 per set average to claim the award. She also had 29 digs, including a double-double versus Tulsa, and seven kills.
Junior Brentlee Weaver was named to the all-tournament squad for the A-State Invitational for her first all-tournament honor of her career. The Jonesboro, Ark., native tallied 27 kills for a team-high 3.38 per set mark on a .397 hitting percentage. She also added five digs and three blocks.
Three Red Wolves made their first career appearances versus UT Martin Sept. 9. Sophomore Lauren Petersen dished out three assists, while Alden Weeks registered her first kill. Pulotu Manoa also played in the match for her first career action.
A-State dropped a 3-1 decision to Missouri State Tuesday night.
A-State vs. Indiana Series History
Arkansas State trails the all-time series with Indiana by a count of 0-3. The first meeting occurred during the 1997 season with A-State taking a 3-0 loss at the Indiana University Classic.
The two teams played again in 2005 with the Red Wolves suffering a 3-0 loss at the TIS Bookstore Hoosier Classic. The last matchup between the two schools happened in 2010 with Arkansas State taking a 3-0 loss at the IU adidas Classic in Bloomington, Ind.
The Red Wolves have only played three schools that are currently in the Big 10 in Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan State. A-State is a combined 0-6 in those matchups.
Head Coach David Rehr has only faced one Big 10 team in his career and that was in last year’s NCAA Tournament when A-State played Michigan State and lost a 3-0 decision to the Spartans.
A-State vs. Cleveland State Series History
Arkansas State and Cleveland State have never played in volleyball in school history.
The Red Wolves are 4-2 against schools currently in the Horizon League. A-State is 1-0 against Illinois-Chicago, 1-0 against Valparaiso, and 2-0 versus Wright State with the two losses coming to Northern Kentucky. The two matches against NKU occurred in 1976 and 1977 with the UIC contest happening at the 1997 Indiana University Classic. The win against Valpo was during the 1991 season with the matchups against Wright State occurring in back-to-back seasons in 1992 and 1993. A-State defeated the Raiders to begin the 1992 season and then won in the 1993 season finale over Wright State at the National Invitational Volleyball Championships.
A-State head coach David Rehr has never faced a school from the Horizon League.
A-State vs. IUPUI Series History
A-State is 2-0 against IUPUI all-time with the first matchup occurring at the 1999 Southern Mississippi Holiday Inn Classic in Hattiesburg, Miss. The Red Wolves won 3-2. The second meeting was in 2006 at the Eastern Kentucky Invitational, a 3-0 win for A-State.
Arkansas State is 16-22 against schools currently in the Summit League, but is 8-13 against former Sun Belt Conference member Denver. If you take away Denver, the Red Wolves are 8-9 against the other schools with 1-0 marks against North Dakota State and Nebraska Omaha. A-State is 0-1 against South Dakota and South Dakota State. The team is 2-7 against Oral Roberts all-time along with being 2-0 against Western Illinois and IUPUI.
Head coach David Rehr has faced two Summit League teams and is 1-1 against them. His 2012 squad in his first year defeated Omaha 3-1 at the Kansas University Invitational before his 2013 team dropped a 3-1 decision to South Dakota at the Mizzou Invitational.
A-State Falls to Missouri State
Arkansas State dropped a 3-1 decision to Missouri State Tuesday night and is now 2-4 all-time against the Bears.
Missouri State avenged last year’s A-State 3-2 win in Springfield, Mo.
Brentlee Weaver had a career-high 15 kills on a career-high .379 hitting percentage and also dished out her first career assist. Mallory Warrington tied her career high with three blocks.
Carlisa May tied her season-high with 18 kills against the Bears with the other two coming in five-set matches against TCU and Cal Poly.
Red Wolves Host A-State Invitational
Arkansas State went 2-1 in its home tournament, the A-State Invitational, over the weekend with wins over Central Arkansas and UT Martin with the loss coming at the hands of 8-1 Tulsa.
It was the team’s first home non-conference tournament under head coach David Rehr and first for the team since the 2010 campaign.
Records indicate that A-State’s first home non-conference tournament was in 1988 and the team has now hosted 25 all-time with a record of 77-10 in the events. The team has only posted a losing record in a home tournament once in 2007 (1-2).
Weaver Picks Up All-Tournament Honors
A-State junior Brentlee Weaver was named to her first career all-tournament team after her performance in the A-State Invitational.
The Jonesboro, Ark., native and product of Valley View High School had 27 kills with her 3.38 kills per set mark the best on the team during the event. She also hit an outstanding .397 over the three matches. She had a high of 10 kills against Tulsa, while she registered a .583 attacking percentage against UT Martin with eight kills in 12 attempts with only one error.
For the season, Weaver has 70 kills (3.04 per set) in 23 sets of action after missing the first weekend due to an injury. She’s hitting .340, which ranks second on the squad, while her 3.04 kills per set ranks as third on the team.
Warrington Wins Third Straight Weekly Award
Setter Mallory Warrington won her third consecutive Setter of the Week award to open the 2016 season after handing out 161 assists (12.38 per set) in the Red Wolves’ four matches the last week.
The Lake St. Louis, Mo., native handed out 45 assists against Ole Miss before posting 39 in back-to-back games against Central Arkansas and UT Martin. She finished the A-State Invitational with a 38-assist effort against Tulsa and also added 12 digs for her team-best fourth double-double of the year.
For the season, Warrington has 495 assists and a 12.07 assists per set average.
This was Warrington’s eighth career Setter of the Week award and ninth weekly award overall.
National and Conference Rankings
Senior setter Mallory Warrington is now third in the nation and first in the SBC with a 12.07 assist per set ratio. She is also second in the nation in total assists with 495.
Markie Schaedig leads the league with a 5.17 digs per set mark that also ranks 23rd in the nation. Her 212 digs are 13th most in the country.
Carlisa May is second in the conference in kills per set with 3.78 and ranks 30th in the nation with 155 total kills. Anna Murphy is fifth in the league with a .351 hitting percentage and 105th in the country.
As a team, the Red Wolves lead the SBC in kills per set (14.46) and assists per set (13.46) with the kills per set mark ranking 11th in the nation and the assists number ranking 15th.
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 the Sept. 2, 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 the Sept. 6 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 the Sept. 2 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 Sept. 6.
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 in the first week of the season to give A-State three on the year at the time of Warrington’s selection. Brentlee Weaver was named to the A-State Invitational all-tournament squad to put A-State at four for the year.
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 fourth in school history in assists after passing Allison Kearney’s total of 3,344. Warrington’s 46 assists against Missouri State put her at 3,419 for her career. She is now 309 assists from tying Kelly Linder for third all-time at 3,728, which Linder did from 2000 to 2003 for Arkansas State.
Markie Schaedig is now third in A-State history with 1,756 digs after posting 21 against Missouri State to give her 212 on the season. The Little Rock, Ark., native is 434 digs shy of tying Megan Baska at 2,190 for second place in school history. Schaedig owns the school record for digs in a season, set in 2014, with 762.