National Championship Match
Wisconsin Whitewater 3, Juniata 2

Nov. 19, 2005

SALEM , VA . Behind Tournament Most Outstanding Player Abbie Mueller.s 51 assists and 16 digs, UW Whitewater knocked off defending champion Juniata 3-2 to win the NCAA Division III Women.s Volleyball National Championship.

The Warhawks took the first two games of the match by scores of 30-25 and took a 2-0 lead into game three. Juniata rallied in game three, winning 30-22. The Eagles were spurred by the stellar play of junior Rachael Schatz.s 12 kills and Amber Thomas. five kills in the game.

Down 27-17 in the fourth game, the Eagles staged a comeback, scoring the next 12 points to win 30-27 and even the match at 2-2. Thomas led the charge posting six kills in the 12-point run. In the fifth and deciding game, the Warhawks jumped out to an early 4-0 lead. The UW-W lead grew to 12-7 after an attack error by Juniata .s Kristi Fitzsimmons. Later in the game, an attack error on Juniata gave UW-W a 13-10 lead. An additional pair of attack errors by the Warhawks cut the lead to 13-12. After a time out, sophomore outside hitter Rebekah Nelson sealed the National Championship for Whitewater with a pair of kills.

Nelson finished the match with a team-high 19 kills for Whitewater. Cassie Uttech and Kim Fruit added 17 and 11 of their own. Stephanie Gardon chipped in a game-high 29 digs.

Juniata .s Rachel Schatz had a match-high 23 kills. Thomas and Katie Laucks had 18 and 14 respectively.

.This is the most incredible feeling. said Whitewater first-year head coach Stacy Boudreau. .We were able to hold on, stay aggressive and finish them off in the fifth game..

The win marks the second National Championship for Whitewater. The Warhawks captured the title in 2002.

                           Volleyball Detailed Stats
                            2005 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS
          UW-Whitewater vs Juniata College (Nov 19, 2005 at Salem, VA)




   UW-Whitewater          |     ATTACK      |     ASSIST      |      SERVE      |       | BLOCKING  |    RECEPT   |
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   Pct|  A   E  TA   Pct| SA  SE  TA   Pct|DIG BHE| BS  BA  BE|  0  RE   Pct|POINTS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
5  Cassie Uttech.......  5| 17   8  56  .161|  1   0  21  .048|  2   2  21  .905| 17   1|  0   0   1| 23   2  .920|  19.0
9  Rebekah Nelson......  5| 19   3  44  .364|  2   0   7  .286|  0   3  25  .880|  9   0|  1   3   1|  2   0 1.000|  21.5
11 Alison Miller.......  5|  9   2  29  .241|  1   0   1 1.000|  0   1  16  .938|  1   0|  2   6   0|  0   0  .000|  14.0
13 Kim Fruit...........  5| 11  11  48  .000|  4   0  43  .093|  2   1  20  .950| 24   0|  0   3   0| 46   3  .939|  14.5
14 Abbie Mueller.......  5|  6   6  22  .000| 51   0  59  .864|  1   1  26  .962| 16   0|  0   8   1|  0   0  .000|  11.0
16 Carley Polk.........  5|  9   2  25  .280|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  1   0|  0   6   1|  0   0  .000|  12.0
4  Stephanie Gardon....  1|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|   0.0
7  Abby Schultz........  5|  2   1   3  .333|  1   0  40  .025|  0   0   0  .000| 29   0|  0   0   0| 28   2  .933|   2.0
10 Katie LaZotte.......  5|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0  16 1.000|  0   0|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|   0.0
TM TEAM................  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0|  0   0   0|  0   4  .000|   0.0
   Totals..............  5| 73  33 227  .176| 60   0 171  .351|  5   8 124  .935| 97   1|  3  26   4| 99  11  .900|  94.0

  TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                                TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.0
  Game  K  E  TA   Pct
    1  15  5  50  .200    GAME SCORES               1  2  3  4  5  TEAM RECORDS
    2  16  8  51  .157    UW-Whitewater....... (3) 30 30 22 27 15  40-4
    3  18  5  42  .310    Juniata College..... (2) 25 25 30 30 12  37-2
    4  15 10  62  .081
    5   9  5  22  .182

   Juniata College        |     ATTACK      |     ASSIST      |      SERVE      |       | BLOCKING  |    RECEPT   |
## Name                 GP|  K   E  TA   Pct|  A   E  TA   Pct| SA  SE  TA   Pct|DIG BHE| BS  BA  BE|  0  RE   Pct|POINTS
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
1  Jessica Richey......  2|  0   1   3 -.333| 30   0  32  .938|  0   2   9  .778|  3   2|  0   0   0|  0   0  .000|   0.0
5  Stephanie Kines.....  5| 10   6  26  .154|  1   0   6  .167|  5   3  25  .880|  6   0|  3   1   0|  4   0 1.000|  18.5
6  Amber Thomas........  5| 18   7  54  .204|  0   0  26  .000|  2   0  26 1.000| 16   0|  1   1   2| 39   0 1.000|  21.5
7  Katie Laucks........  5| 14   3  39  .282|  1   0  10  .100|  1   3  24  .875| 13   0|  0   1   1|  3   0 1.000|  15.5
17 Rachael Schatz......  5| 23   8  68  .221|  1   0   5  .200|  0   0   0  .000|  7   0|  3   0   0|  6   0 1.000|  26.0
22 Kristi Fitzsimmons..  5|  0   2   2-1.000|  0   0  11  .000|  0   1  13  .923| 14   0|  0   0   0|  9   2  .818|   0.0
2  Kelly Popernik......  3|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   2  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  1   0|  0   0   0|  3   1  .750|   0.0
4  Aly Pompeani........  4|  3   0  14  .214|  0   0   4  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  5   0|  0   2   2|  3   1  .750|   4.0
8  Abby Leonard........  5|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0  10  .000|  2   2  17  .882| 12   0|  0   0   0| 13   0 1.000|   2.0
9  Tara McMinn.........  5|  0   0   0  .000|  2   0  30  .067|  0   0   0  .000| 19   1|  0   0   0| 31   1  .969|   0.0
11 Beth Kozak..........  3|  2   1   4  .250| 28   0  33  .848|  1   1   9  .889| 10   1|  1   0   0|  0   0  .000|   4.0
14 Erin Albert.........  2|  0   1   3 -.333|  0   0   0  .000|  0   0   0  .000|  1   0|  0   1   0|  0   0  .000|   0.5
   Totals..............  5| 70  29 213  .192| 63   0 169  .373| 11  12 123  .902|107   4|  8   6   5|111   5  .957|  92.0

  TEAM ATTACK PER GAME                                TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0
  Game  K  E  TA   Pct
    1  18  5  43  .302    Site: Salem, VA (Salem Civic Center)
    2  16  7  56  .161    Date: Nov 19, 2005   Attend: 750   Time: 2:06
    3  16  3  34  .382    Referees: Mike Rolfes, Kevin Duggan
    4  15  9  60  .100    NCAA Division III Tournament Final
    5   5  5  20  .000



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