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Meet the Elite Eight

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JOHN N. BARRY
November 14, 2007
— WHITEWATER

Located: Whitewater, Wis.


Record: 34-4.


Conference: Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).


Head coach: Stacy Boudreau (third year).


Nickname: Warhawks.


Leaders: Aces—Kristina Conlin, 58; Kills—Carley Polk, 376; Assists—Kate Lazotte, 1,389.


PUGET SOUND


Located: Tacoma, Wash.


Record: 20-8.


Conference: Northwest Conference (NWC)


Head coach: Mark Massey (11th year).


Nickname: Loggers.


Leaders: Aces—Molly Hunsinger, 36; Kills—Monica Groves, 466; Assists—Jamee Fred, 1,229.


AMHERST


Located: Amherst, Mass.


Record: 30-4.


Conference: NESCAC


Head coach: Sue Everden (22nd year).


Nickname: Lord Jeffs.


Leaders: Aces—Julie Berkley, 78; Kills—Jaclyn DeMais, 595; Assists—Sara Heller, 1,137.


EMORY


Located: Atlanta, Ga.


Record: 33-6.


Conference: University Athletic Association.


Head coach: Jenny McDowell (12th year).


Nickname: Eagles.


Leaders: Aces—Alysse Meyer, 58; Kills—Meyer, 418; Assists—Madison Robelon, 1,758.


JUNIATA


Located: Huntingdon, Pa.


Record: 36-4.


Conference: Commonwealth Conference (CWC).


Head coach: Larry Bock (30th year).


Nickname: Eagles.


Leaders: Aces—Megan Sollenberger, 66; Kills—Amber Thomas, 485; Assists—Beth Kozak, 1,230.


STEVENS


Located: Hoboken, N.J.


Record: 36-4.


Conference: Skyline Conference.


Head coach: J.J. O’Connell (sixth year).


Nickname: Ducks.


Leaders: Aces—Jessica Gardner, 87; Kills—Melanie Volk, 391; Assists—Melissa Rhode, 866.


WASHINGTON


Located: St. Louis, Mo.


Record: 30-5.


Conference: University Athletic Associated (UAA).


Head coach: Rich Luenemann (eighth year).


Nickname: Bears.


Leaders: Aces—Haleigh Spencer, 44; Kills—Nikki Morrison, 414; Assists—Audra Janak, 1,054.


WITTENBERG


Located: Springfield, Ohio.


Record: 37-0.


Conference: North Coast Athletic.


Head coach: Paco Labrador (fifth year).


Nickname: Tigers.


Leaders: Aces—Jan Kehres, 46; Kills—Emily Bell, 339; Assists—Erin Slattery, 651.



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