Falcons Close Out Regular Season at Wyoming
Nov. 14, 2007
The Air Force volleyball team wraps up the Mountain West Conference season the same way it began - facing
WE'RE GONNA BE ON TV
This Friday's match at
The Cowgirls, who have been out of action since Nov. 7, are currently 11-13 on the season and 5-10 in Mountain West Conference action.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Junior Ellen Bina will celebrate her 26th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 18. Bina was prior enlisted for four years before coming to the Academy, serving as a jet engine mechanic on the F-15 Eagle at Lakenheath Air Base,
Kim Kallabis was selected to the 2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District VII Second-Team, the College Sports Information Directors of America. Holding a dual-major GPA of 3.68 in mathematics and operations research, Kallabis is just the fourth Air Force volleyball player to earn academic all-district honors from CoSIDA. She joins Katherine Dehne (1999), Laura Terry (1999) and Delavane Diaz (2003) as the program's recipients of this prestigious selection.
CLIMBING UP THE LADDER
WHAT A WIN!!
Until its thrilling 30-24 victory over
The story of the night on Nov. 2 was blocking, as the two teams combined for 28 total blocks. Air Force's 14 blocks shattered the previous best of 9.5, which was set against North Carolina A&T in early September. The six solo blocks bested the previous high of four, while the 16 assisted stops were the third-best total on the year.
Michelle Harrington led the Falcons with season-best eight blocks, including a pair of individual stops. Jasamine Pettie collected five blocks (one solo, four assisted) and
KALLABIS IS CLIMBING
With 49 assists during the Nov. 1-2 weekend, senior Kim Kallabis became just the sixth player in Division I era to tally at least 600 assists in a single season. In addition, with those 49 helpers, Kallabis moved from ninth to seventh in the single-season standings. She is now 50 assists shy of sixth-place.
Backed by the luck of the coin toss, Air Force has earned the right to the first serve in 23 of 29 matches. In addition, the Falcons have served first in the fifth-game during three of four such games.
WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO!
The Air Force volleyball staff began a new tradition at TCU on Sept. 21, as they unveiled the new "Spirit Award". The honor is given to the athlete that shows the most team spirit during a match. Kristina Stewart was the most spirited during the match at
REACHING THE PLATEAU
Six Falcons have already accounted for over 100 kills this season - two more than the number of players that accomplished that feat all of last season. Katie Batchelder leads the team with 233 kills, while Caroline
DIGGING IT UP
Air Force has seven players with at least 100 digs, while two have crossed the 200-dig mark. Caroline
A HELPING HAND
With 59 assists over the last three matches, senior Kim Kallabis moved into ninth place on the Falcons' all-time career assist list. Over her four-year career, Kallabis has earned 1,459 helpers. Since entering NCAA Division I, only three other Falcons (Kristin Huitt, Tharommony In and Carly Siefken) have made the program's all-time assist list, although Katherine Dehne spent the all but one year at the Division I level (the team moved from Division II prior to the 1996 season.
TAKING IT MATCH BY MATCH
Katie Batchelder's 29 kills against Marist remains the third-best single-match total in the MWC. In addition, Batchelder leads the conference with seven aces against Quinnipiac and is ranked fourth with a 31.5 point-total against Marist. Air Force's 95 total digs against North Carolina A&T is ranked fourth, while its 15 total aces against Quinnipiac is tied for second and its 14 against
Sophomore Katie Batchelder leads the Falcons with seven double-doubles, highlighted by a 29 kills-18 digs performance against Quinnipiac. Freshman Caroline