Volleyball returns to Tempe with Pac-12 home openers

September 22, 2011

The Arizona State volleyball team returns to their home turf this weekend to face two Pac-12 opponents in their first matches at Wells Fargo Arena since August 27. The Sun Devils will face Washington State on Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 4 Washington at 1 p.m., Sept. 25.

The Devils recently wrapped up an eight-game road trip, the team’s longest since 2003. The lengthy journey took its toll, and the Devils are coming back to Tempe with a 4-7 record and a 4-match loss streak.  Download Full Image

Sophomore Ashley Kastl continues to lead the team in kills per set with a 3.33 average, the tenth-best in the conference. Sophomore Sarah McGaffin is also ranked in the league with the sixth-most assists per set at 10.2.

Against the WSU Cougars, ASU is currently 29-22 all time, their last match resulting in a win for the Devils. The Cougars are presently 8-4 overall, and match the Devils in Pac-12 play with a 0-2 record. WSU is coming off of a two-match loss streak, losing both matches in their Pac-12 opening weekend to No. 6 UCLA and No. 13 USC.   

ASU has an 18-36 record against Washington and has dropped the last 17 consecutive matches to the Huskies. UW is ranked No. 4 overall in the latest AVCA poll with a 9-1 overall record and 1-1 in Pac-12 play. The Huskies had an 8-0 start to their season and lost their first match to USC last weekend. 

Friday, 9/23 -  Youth Night/Camper Reunion Night - $3 admission for all youth club teams 12-u. Must wear your camper/youth shirt.
Sunday 9/25 - $3 Admission when you present your USC football ticket stub.
Extra - Post Game Autographs - All weekend

Sparky's Plate Patrol spreads word about collegiate license plate

September 23, 2011

Consider yourself advised: Arizona State University football fans headed into Sun Devil Stadium before an upcoming home game may be visited by a new group of students: Sparky’s Plate Patrol. The squad will reward attendees with ASU-themed license plates, and encourage those without such plates to show their support for the university by purchasing an ASU collegiate license plate, also known as a “Sparky plate.”

Members of Sparky’s Plate Patrol will be surveying parking lots on ASU’s Tempe campus closest to Sun Devil Stadium before football games on Sept. 24, Oct. 1, Oct. 29, Nov. 19 and Nov. 25. Clad in black T-shirts emblazoned with an ASU collegiate plate, the patrol members will take photographs of personalized ASU-themed plates and distribute complementary key chains to car owners possessing Sparky plates. Sparky plate photos taken by patrol members while on their rounds will be shared in social media and posted on the Alumni Association’s website. Owners of vehicles without Sparky plates will receive information explaining how to purchase one. plate patrol students Download Full Image

Patrol members are participants in the Medallion Scholarship program, which is administered by the ASU Alumni Association. The Medallion Scholarship program gives students who are Arizona residents financial support and the opportunity to foster their personal development and leadership skills while attending ASU. More than 100 ASU students are currently part of the Medallion program. The collegiate license plate program fuels the Medallion Scholarship program; for every Sparky plate purchased, $17 of the $25 fee goes directly to the scholarship fund.

For more information on Sparky’s Plate Patrol and the ASU collegiate license plate program, visit  http://alumni.asu.edu/services/sparky-plates.