Ali Daley, Nikki Jagd Transfer to UCLA

Aug. 11, 2006

UCLA women's volleyball opened pre-season training on Thursday, August 10, with 20 players on the roster including two transfer student-athletes and three incoming freshmen. Both transfers are sophomores in eligibility as Ali Daley played her freshman season at Long Beach State and Nikki Jagd opened her volleyball career at Pacific last fall.

Daley was named the Big West Conference Freshman of the Year for 2005 while earning two Big West Player of the Week honors at Long Beach State. Daley finished in the league's top-10 in kills with a 3.47 per-game average and was sixth in the league with a .314 attack percentage as an outside hitter last season. The 6-0 sophomore is a native of Grass Valley, Calif., and graduated from Nevada Union High School.

Jagd played in 38 games over 21 matches as a setter for Pacific in 2005. She played primarily as a serving specialist and a reserve setter, finishing the season with six aces. Nikki is the daughter of UCLA assistant coach Kim Jagd, is a native of Palos Verdes, Calif., and graduated from Palos Verdes High School.

"I am really pleased to be adding such quality depth to our team," said UCLA head coach Andy Banachowski. "Ali had a sensational year in the Big West last year, and we're looking forward to continuing her success in the Pac-10. Nikki will give us solid experience and depth at setter. She has a 'lot of smarts' coming from a family of coaches."

The Bruins opened pre-season training on Thursday with an on-campus practice and will spend next week training at altitude in Mammoth, Calif. UCLA, which has been picked second in the Pac-10 Coaches Poll and 10th in the AVCA's pre-season poll, opens its season on August 26 against Tennessee Tech in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Saturday, Aug 29
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
(25-19, 25-21, 25-16)
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, CA
(15-25, 23-25, 27-29)
Friday, Sep 04
vs. American University
Honolulu, HI
(25-19, 25-19, 25-18)
Saturday, Sep 05
vs. Iowa
Honolulu, HI
(25-20, 25-16, 25-13)
Sunday, Sep 06
at Hawai'i
Honolulu, HI
(25-16, 25-27, 25-17, 28-26)
Friday, Sep 11
vs. San Diego
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-13, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23)
Saturday, Sep 12
vs. SMU
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-20, 25-22, 25-16)
Sunday, Sep 13
at UC Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA
(25-19, 27-25, 25-23)
Friday, Sep 18
at UC Irvine
Irvine, CA
(25-23, 25-17, 25-21)
Friday, Sep 18
at Long Beach State
Long Beach, CA
(25-20, 19-25, 25-17, 25-14)
Wednesday, Sep 23
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
(22-25, 12-25, 19-25)
Sunday, Sep 27
at California
Berkeley, CA
(25-20, 27-25, 25-16)
Friday, Oct 02
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
(29-31, 16-25, 15-25)
Sunday, Oct 04
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
(25-20, 25-18, 30-28)
Friday, Oct 09 - 5:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Sunday, Oct 11 - 11:00 AM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Friday, Oct 16 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Oct 18 - 1:30 PM PST
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Oct 23 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Oct 25 - 12:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
Friday, Oct 30 - 7:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Sunday, Nov 01 - 11:00 AM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Wednesday, Nov 04 - 7:30 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 06 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Nov 12 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Nov 15 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 20 - 6:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Nov 22 - 11:00 AM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Wednesday, Nov 25 - 8:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Nov 27 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 04 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA First Round
Saturday, Dec 05 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Second Round
Friday, Dec 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Saturday, Dec 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Regional ...
Thursday, Dec 17 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE
Saturday, Dec 19 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA National ...
Omaha, NE