VOLLEYBALL ALL-DECADE TEAM SELECTED
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Throughout the summer, the Sacramento State athletics department has taken a look back and honored the student-athletes who have made the biggest impact on their sport over the last 10 years.
To be eligible for the all-decade team, a student-athlete must have competed at least one year in their sport between the 2000-01 and 2009-10 academic years, and must have completed their eligibility as a Hornet, or be an active member of the team.
Today marks the announcement of the volleyball all-decade team. The squad consists of two outside hitters, two middle hitters, one rightside hitter, one setter and a libero. Volleyball marks the 16th and final Sacramento State all-decade team announced this summer.
Sandra Bandimere (2001-04)
A three-year starter for the Hornets (2002-04) at outside hitter, Bandimere wowed crowds with her leaping ability...despite standing at 5-foot-7, Bandimere touched 10 feet and used that jumping ability to accumulate 1,456 career kills...played in 121 matches (99 starts) and 396 sets...averaged 474 kills during her final three seasons, and the 1,456 kills are fifth most in school history...finished her career with averages of 3.68 kills, 2.27 digs and 0.44 blocks per set, including a .211 hitting percentage...during her senior season, she was a unanimous first team all-conference selection, the Big Sky Tournament MVP, and an honorable mention all-Pacific Region choice...as a full-rotation outside hitter in 2004, she averaged 4.31 kills and 4.03 digs per set...a three-time all-conference selection (second team in 2003, honorable mention in 2002) and a three-time Big Sky all-tournament choice...in the Sacramento State career record books, Bandimere ranks third in kills per set, fifth in kills, eighth in attempts (4,026) and ninth in both points (1,599) and points per set (4.04)...her 36 kills at Portland State on Nov. 6, 2004, remain the second-highest single-match tally in school history...the Hornets won the Big Sky Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament each of her final three seasons.
Atlee Hubbard (2004-06)
Played three years for the Hornets after transferring from the University of Rhode Island...never missed a match during her three-year career, and started all but one of those contests (104 matches, 103 starts, 362 sets)...a two-time first team all-Big Sky Conference selection (2005, 2006), and is one of just two Hornet outside hitters to earn first team honors twice in her career...also named to the Big Sky all-tournament team all three years...finished her career with averages of 3.52 kills, 3.38 digs, 0.58 blocks and 0.28 service aces per set...one of 10 Hornets since 1985 to become a member of the 1,000 kill-1,000 dig club as she finished with 1,273 kills and 1,223 digs...had 56 career double-doubles (kills and digs), including leading the Big Sky as a senior with 23...finished third in the league with 22 double-doubles as a junior...among Sacramento State career leaders, Hubbard ranks fifth in kills per set, attempts (4,146) and points per set (4.11), seventh in digs per set, and 10th in both kills and points (1,488.0)...had 20 kills and 20 digs in the 2005 Big Sky Tournament championship match victory over Eastern Washington...the Hornets won the Big Sky Tournament championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all three years of her career.
Lindsay Haupt (2004-07)
One of the top players in school history, Haupt had an incredible career that saw her play in 138 matches (121 starts) and 453 sets...during her career, she racked up two Big Sky MVP awards (2005, 2007), two Big Sky Tournament MVP awards (2005-06), four Big Sky all-academic awards (2004-07) and seven conference player of the week awards...coupled with her Big Sky Freshman of the Year honor in 2004, Haupt became just the second player in Big Sky history to win an end-of-the-year individual award three times during their career...the only player in Sacramento State history to earn Big Sky MVP honors on more than one occasion...named first team all-Big Sky during each of her final three years...finished with 1,359 kills, 616 blocks and a .332 hitting percentage...that breaks down to averages of 3.00 kills and 1.36 blocks per set...the 1,359 kills are the most by a middle hitter in Hornet Div. I history (1991-pres.)...among Sacramento State career leaders, she ranks second in blocks and block assists (533), tied for fifth in blocks per set and hitting percentage, sixth in solo blocks (83), seventh in points (1,732.5) and eighth in kills...the Hornets won the Big Sky Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years of her career.
Tasman Dwyer (1998-01)
One of the most intense players in school history, Dwyer appeared in 118 matches (84 starts) and 389 sets...a three-year starter, she played in 93 consecutive matches over her final three seasons...named the Big Sky Conference MVP in 2001, becoming one of just two Hornet middle hitters to earn the honor...also a two-time unanimous first team all-conference selection (2000, 2001)...in all, she was a three-time all-conference choice (honorable mention in 1999) and a three-time Big Sky all-tournament selection...finished her career with 1,219 kills and 457 blocks...that broke down to averages of 3.13 kills and 1.17 blocks per set to go along with a .309 hitting percentage...the 1,219 kills are the 12th highest tally by a Hornet since 1985...among Sacramento State career leaders, Dwyer ranks seventh in block assists (387), eighth in blocks, tied for eighth in solo blocks (70), ninth in both kills and blocks per set, and 10th in hitting percentage...her .917 hitting percentage (11-0-12) in a win over Portland State in 1999 remains the second best single-match mark in school history...during her career, the Hornets won four Big Sky regular season championships, two Big Sky Tournament titles and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times.
Kazmiera Imrie (2000-03)
Never missed a match during her four-year career, playing in 130 matches (107 starts) and 429 sets...played in both the middle and on the right side during her career...a three-time all-conference selection (first team in 2003, second team in 2002, honorable mention in 2001), three-time Big Sky all-academic choice, and a Big Sky all-tournament selection in 2003...named all-tournament at four regular season tournaments during her career...finished with 1,104 kills, 652 digs and 399 total blocks...that broke down to averages of 2.57 kills, 1.52 digs and 0.93 blocks per set while hitting .275...during her senior season, Imrie averaged 3.11 kills to go along with a career-high .312 hitting percentage...raised her hitting percentage all four years of her career...her 399 total blocks are the 10th best mark in school history...one of 16 Hornets to reach 1,000 career kills since 1985...had the rare distinction of serving as a full-rotation middle hitter in 2001...had a career-high 21 kills to lead all players in the 2003 Big Sky Tournament championship victory at Eastern Washington...during her career, the Hornets won the Big Sky’s regular season and/or tournament titles all four years and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times.
Lisa Beauchene (2000-03)
Started a school-record 131 straight matches and never missed a contest during her entire career...that included 132 matches, 131 starts and 461 sets played...put together one of the more remarkable careers in Sacramento State history...she was a four-time all-conference selection, including the 2003 Big Sky MVP, three-time unanimous first team all-league selection (2001-03), three-time Big Sky Tournament MVP (2000, 2002-03) and nine-time Big Sky Player of the Week honoree...during her senior season, Beauchene was named the Big Sky MVP, honorable mention all-Pacific Region and Big Sky Tournament MVP while receiving a conference record-tying five Big Sky Player of the Week awards...one of two setters in school history to be named Big Sky MVP...only player in conference history to receive Big Sky Tournament MVP honors three times...had a school-record 18 triple-doubles (kills, assists and digs), 13 more than the closest Hornet in that category...named Sacramento State’s Senior Female Student-Athlete of the Year for the 2003-04 academic year...her .348 career hitting percentage is the best mark in school history...finished career with 893 kills, 5,153 assists, 107 aces, 1,417 digs and 340 blocks...that breaks down to averages of 1.94 kills, 11.18 assists, 3.07 digs and 0.74 blocks per set...among Sacramento State career leaders, she ranks first in hitting percentage, third in assists and assists per set, and 10th in digs...her hitting percentage is the second best mark in Big Sky history and her assists are the third best mark...only player in school history to record a 1.000 hitting percentage (min. eight kills) in a match when she had eight kills in eight attempts against Arkansas-Little Rock on Sept. 8, 2001...during her career, the Hornets won the Big Sky’s regular season and/or tournament titles all four years and advanced to the NCAA Tournament three times.
Kristin Lutes (2003-06)
Played in 129 matches (450 sets) as the team’s libero...was named the Big Sky Conference’s Libero of the Year three times (2003, 2005-06)...would have likely won the award in 2004 as well, but missed eight conference matches that season with a broken knuckle in her hand...a two-time all-conference selection (second team in 2005 and 2006)...is the Sacramento State and Big Sky Conference all-time leader in digs (2,355) and digs per set (5.23)...also holds the Sacramento State and Big Sky’s top two single-season mark for digs (768 in 2006, 707 in 2005)...her digs per set marks of 6.24 (2006), 5.66 (2005) and 4.93 (2004) are the top three single-season marks in Hornet history, and the second, third and seventh best marks in Big Sky history, respectively...as a senior in 2006, she was the Sacramento State Senior Female Student-Athlete of the Year, honorable mention all-Pacific Region, Big Sky Libero of the Year, second team all-Big Sky and team captain after finishing 10th in the nation with an average of 6.24 digs per set...had at least 11 digs in every match and was one of just four non Pac-10 Conference student-athletes named all-Pacific Region...her digs per set went up every season of her career...posted double figures in digs in 119 matches, including 20-plus digs on 51 occasions...the Hornets won the Big Sky Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament all four years of her career.
Below are each of Sacramento State's all-decade teams that have been released during the summer.
Wednesday, June 30 - Baseball
Friday, July 2 - Men's Basketball
Monday, July 5 - Women’s Basketball
Wednesday, July 7 - Football
Friday, July 9 - Men’s Golf
Monday, July 12 - Women’s Golf
Wednesday, July 14 - Gymnastics
Friday, July 16 - Rowing
Monday, July 19 - Men’s Soccer
Wednesday, July 21 - Women’s Soccer
Friday, July 23 - Softball
Monday, July 26 - Men’s Tennis
Wednesday, July 28 - Women’s Tennis
Friday, July 30 - Men’s Track and Field/Cross County
Monday, Aug. 2 - Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country
Wednesday, Aug. 4 - Volleyball