MATCH 20: Arkansas State (10-9, 2-4) vs Louisiana (10-10, 2-4)
Friday, Oct. 12 • 6:30 p.m. CDT
FNB Arena • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State Leads 48-15
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network ($)

MATCH 21: Arkansas State (10-7, 2-2) vs ULM (7-12, 0-6)
Saturday, Oct. 13 • 6:30 p.m. CDT
FNB Arena • Jonesboro, Ark.
Series: A-State Leads 39-5
Live Stats: AStateStats.com; Live Video: Red Wolves Digital Network ($)

QUICK DIGS
This season is the 44th year of volleyball at Arkansas State and A-State has an alltim mark of 1,035-528-5 (.658) and had the 19th most wins in Division I and watied for the 25th best winning percentage in Division I history entering the 2018 campaign.
Arkansas State enters this week on a four match losing the streak, marking just the third time under head coach David Rehr that the squad has lost four or more games in a row. The last time it occurred was during the 2013 season when A-State lost six striaght matches before ending the regular season on a three-match winning streak. A-State also began the 2013 season by dropping its first four matches in the Mizzou Invitational.
Senior Carlisa May moved into second-place on A-State’s all-time career kills list this past Sunday, surpassing Beth Cochran’s mark of 1636 kills froom 1996-99. May currently stands at 1646 kills and could catch all-time leader Margie Kolat (1991-94) who has 1,789 kills.
May currently ranks sixth in the nation with 329 kills on the year, while also checking in at 11th in the nation with 4.70 kills per set.
Among active players in all of Division I volleyball, May ranks second with her career kills total, and ranks fifth among active players across all divisions.
Ellie Watkins ranks 40th in the nation, and third in the Sun Belt, with 703 total assists on the season.
She is also 72nd in the nation with 10.19 assists per set.
As a team the Red Wolves rank 60th in Division I with 941 total kills coming into the weekend.
May was named the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 24 after averaging 5.75 kills per set (46 kills) over the first two matches of SBC play. The Lee’s Summit, Mo., native posted 17 against Troy before 29 against South Alabama, the most by an A-State player since at least 2010. It is also the most by a SBC player this season, four more than the next closest.
The award for May was the 15th weekly award of her career, while it was the third of the season for A-State after Tatum Ticknor and Ellie Watkins earned awards after week one.
Madison Turner tied a career high with seven blocks in the win over Troy and had 10 blocks over both matches for a 1.25 per set mark that is tied for fifth best in the SBC through two league matches.

A-State vs Louisiana Series History
Arkansas State has a 48-15 advantage all-time in the series against the Ragin’ Cajuns with Louisiana snapping a six-match losing streak to the Red Wolves with a 3-2 win over A-State on Sept. 29, 2017.
The first meeting between the two schools occurred in the 1977 season with Louisiana (known as Southwestern Louisiana at the time) earning a 2-0 victory over A-State. The next meeting in 1980 at the Mississippi State tournament would see Arkansas State claim its first victory in the series by a score of 2-1.
A-State and Louisiana-Lafayette met in 1982 at the Southland Conference tournament and every other matchup since then has come with both schools as members of the same conference, including the American South Conference and Sun Belt Conference, in addition to the Southland.
A-State head coach David Rehr is 8-4 against the Ragin’ Cajuns in his tenure. He started out 1-3 against Louisiana with the lone win coming in the second meeting of his first season in 2012. Since then the team has won seven of eight over the Ragin’ Cajuns, including two sweeps in 2016 before losing the first match of the 2017 season.
Louisiana enters the weekend at 10-10 and is 2-4 in league and are tied with the Red Wolves for fourth-place in the SBC West Division. The Ragin’ Cajuns had lost four straight matches before defeating South Alabama 3-1 on Saturday, Oct. 6 to snap their losing streak.

A-State vs ULM Series History
Arkansas State leads the all-time series with ULM by a count of 39-5 and has won 32 straight matches versus the Warhawks.
The first three meetings occurred during the 1980 season. A-State won two regular season meetings, both by 2-0 scores, before the teams met at the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) Region IV Tournament in Huntsville, Texas with A-State claiming a 2-0 victory.
The two teams were members of the Southland Conference from 1982-1986. A-State won the first four meetings in 1982 and 1983. However, ULM, then called Northeast Louisiana, won five straight meetings from 1984-1986 for its only five victories in the series.
Since those losses A-State won eight non-conference meetings with ULM and has won all 24 meetings between the two schools as members of the Sun Belt Conference with head coach David Rehr a perfect 12-0 against the Warhawks.
Last season the Red Wolves swept ULM at First National Bank Arena with Carilisa May leading the way with 10 kills. The Red Wolves held the Warhawks to just a .118 hitting percenage in the match. Kenzie Fields collected a career-high 17 digs in the match, while Tatum Ticknor followed with 15.
ULM enters the weekend with a 7-12 record and 0-6 mark in Sun Belt action. The Warhawks hosted both South Alabama and Troy last weekend with the Jaguars earning a sweep and the Trojans winning 3-1.

GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END
A-State recently had its eight match win streak come to an end with a 3-2 loss to UTA on Sept. 28.
The streak was tied for the 11th longest among all Division I teams and surpassed last season’s longest win streak of seven straight matches without a loss.
It was the fourth longest win streak under Coach Rehr after a nine-match win streak (2014), 13-match win streak (2016), and 24-match win streak (2015).

MAY CLOSING IN ON HISTORY
Senior Carlisa May moved into second-place on A-State’s all-time career kills list this past Sunday, surpassing Beth Cochran’s mark of 1636 kills froom 1996-99. May currently stands at 1646 kills and could catch all-time leader Margie Kolat (1991-94) who has 1,789 kills.
May also now ranks first on A-State’s career kils per set all-time list, currently averaging 4.05 kills per set in her career.
Among active players in all of Division I volleyball, May ranks second with her career kills total, and ranks fifth among active players across all divisions.

MAY CLOSING IN ON HISTORY
Senior Carlisa May moved into second-place on A-State’s all-time career kills list this past Sunday, surpassing Beth Cochran’s mark of 1636 kills froom 1996-99. May currently stands at 1646 kills and could catch all-time leader Margie Kolat (1991-94) who has 1,789 kills.
Among active players in all of Division I volleyball, May ranks second with her career kills total, and ranks fifth among active players across all divisions.

WATKINS EYES TOP 10
Senior setter Ellie Watkins has quickly become one of the school’s most dominant setters and could break into the school’s all-time career sets list in just her two seasons at A-State. Watkins currently has 1,699 career assists and could surpass Tistan Erford’s mark of 1,840 career assists before the end of the season for 10th place on the list.