Julia Winkfield Gets Another Honor: Julia Winkfield, a senior middle blocker for Ohio, was named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association All-America Honorable Mention team. The Newark graduate is the second OU player in as many years to earn honorable mention honors, joining Briana Adamovsky.
Winkfield, the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year, finished her career as the sixth Bobcat to record 1,000 career kills and is fourth on the all-time list with 1,336. She is third all-time in blocks (425).
12/2/2005 Columbus, Ohio — The Ohio volleyball team rebounded from a game one loss to defeat Southeastern Conference foe Alabama 3-1 (28-30, 30-18, 30-22, 30-23) to move on to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
"We're pretty excited to get a chance to play for the Sweet 16," Head Coach Geoff Carlston said. "We're happy to get out of here with a win."
The Bobcats have now won their last 24 matches to improve to 32-2 on the year. The 32 wins matches Western Michigan's 1983 squad for most wins by a Mid-American Conference program in a single season. Alabama, making its first ever tournament appearance, concludes its season with a 23-11 record.
Middle blockers Melissa Griffin (Whitehall, Mich.) and Amanda Andersen (Lino Lakes, Minn.) paced the Bobcat attack. Griffin finished with a match-high 16 kills to go along with four blocks. Andersen added 12 kills on a team-best .321 hitting percentage and set a career-high with eight total blocks, four of the solo variety.
Julia Winkfield (Newark, Ohio) added 13 kills and Stephanie Blackburn (Cincinnati, Ohio) nine. Savanah Parra (Temecula, Calif.) set the Ohio offense with 50 helpers and added a team-high two service aces....
[Read the full article at the AVCA website]
Cleveland, Ohio — CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Mid-American Conference announced today that senior middle blocker Julia Winkfield (Newark, Ohio) was named the MAC Player of the Year. Five other Bobcats joined Winkfield in earning All-MAC honors.
Winkfield becomes the fourth straight Bobcat to be given top honors in the conference. Laura Hageman won the award for the 2002 and 2003 seasons and Briana Adamovsky won the award last year.
Winkfield, along with being dubbed the conference's best player, was a first-team All-MAC selection for the second consecutive season. She led the conference with a .405 hitting percentage, placed eighth with 3.83 kills per game and ninth with 4.47 points per game. She is currently second in Ohio history with a .318 career hitting percentage, third in career blocks with 401 and fourth in career aces with 116....
[Reproduced from Ohio University Bobcats' website.]
|Hitting Percentage||Kills||Assists||Service Aces||Digs||Blocks|
2005: Matched season-best with 17 kills against Northern Illinois ... Recorded team-highs of 16 kills and five blocks versus Akron ... Posted a team-best 13 kills and seven total blocks against Toledo ... Tallied 13 kills and a team-best three solo blocks against Akron ... Named the MAC East Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12 ... Named to Purdue Mortar Board Premier All-Tournament Team ... Recorded 39 kills in nine games at Mortar Board Premier ... Tied for team-high with 15 kills against Xavier ... Tabbed the UAlbany Tournament Most Valuable Player ... Posted season-best 17 kills against Albany ... Named to AmeriHost Inn & Suites Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 3.60 kills per game and hitting at a .451 clip ... Recorded 16 kills in win over Idaho.
2004: Named First Team All-MAC... Led the Bobcats with a career-high 358 kills on the season and was third on the team with 95 blocks... Reached double figures in kills 23 times... Had a team-high 23 kills in the NCAA Tournament... Hammered out a team-high 15 kills at Cincinnati... Had 15 kills on a .545 hitting percentage in home win over Marshall... Recorded a season-high .667 hitting percentage in helping the Bobcats clinch the MAC East title at Northern Illinois... Registered 16 kills in the Bobcats win over Western Michigan... In the victory over Bowling Green she was one of four Bobcats to record 10 or more kills with 11... Recorded 16 kills against both Ball State and Miami... named MAC East Division Player of the Week for the week of September 27... Averaged 13 kills per match at Furman Invitational... Named OhioRealEstateListing.Com Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 30... All-tournament team selection at Michigan State... Career-high 18 kills against St. John's... Team-high 12 kills in loss to Michigan State... Started junior campaign with a team-high 15 kills with three blocks and three digs in season-opening victory over Virginia Tech.
2003: Started all 33 matches for the Bobcats... Led Ohio with .43 service aces per game ranking fourth in the MAC... Third on the team in blocks per game with .81 and fourth with 2.50 kills per game... Set career-highs with 17 kills against Sacramento State on Sept. 19, digs versus Miami on Oct. 1, assists with six at Eastern Michigan on Oct. 17, and a .778 hitting percentage against Ball State on Nov. 22... Recorded a season-high six blocks at home against Bowling Green on Oct. 31.
2002: Started all 34 matches... Selected to the MAC All-Freshman Team... Stood fourth in the MAC in hitting percentage (.293), posting the fifth-best single-season mark in school history... Posted career- and season-highs with 14 kills and eight assisted blocks on Sept. 14 against Houston at the Florida Invitational... Totaled a career-best nine blocks (eight assisted) in the Nov. 9 win over Buffalo... Set a new personal standard for hitting percentage (.688, 11-0-1) on Oct. 12 against Central Michigan... Posted a hitting percentage of .300 or better nearly half of the time (16 contests) and nine times went over .400.
[Reproduced from Ohio University Bobcats' website.]
Cleveland, Ohio — The Mid-American Conference named senior middle blocker Julia Winkfield (Newark, Ohio) the East Division Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 12. This is the second time Winkfield has received the honor in her career and she is the third Bobcat to be given the title this year.
Winkfield was named to the Purdue Mortar Board Premier All-Tournament Team after averaging 4.33 kills and 1.11 blocks per game while hitting .344 over three matches. She reached a career milestone against Purdue, becoming only the sixth Bobcat to reach 1,000 kills for her career.
Winkfield spearheaded a strong defensive effort against No. 16 Tennessee, recording a season-high five total blocks against the Lady Vols. She played a big role in holding Tennessee, ranked 20th in the nation with a .289 hitting percentage at the time, to a .202 hitting percentage for the match. Winkfield led the Bobcats in kills in two of three matches this weekend and was the only player to reach double-digit kills against a tough Purdue defense.
Winkfield provided strong senior leadership in Ohio's upset of 16th-ranked Tennessee. The win was the biggest upset in school history and was the fourth NCAA Tournament participant defeated by the Bobcats this year. Ohio went 2-1 over the weekend to take second place at the Mortar Board Premier.
Winkfield is the third Bobcat in four weeks to receive the award. Savanah Parra (Temecula, Calif.) received the award the first week of the season and Stephanie Blackburn (Cincinnati, Ohio) took the award a week later.
[Reproduced from Ohio University Bobcats' website.]
CLEVELAND — Five members of the Mid-American Conference regular season volleyball champion Ohio Bobcats have been named to the all-conference teams the league announced today. The list is headed by Briana Adamovsky and Julia Winkfield, who each earned First Team All-MAC honors. [Read the full story at the Ohio University Bobcats' website.]
2004 / Ohio University: Averaged 13 kills per match at Furman Invitational... named OhioRealEstateListing.Com Athlete of the Week for the week of Aug. 30... all-tournament team selection at Michigan State... career-high 18 kills against St. John's... team-high 12 kills in loss to Michigan State... started junior campaign with a team-high 15 kills with three blocks and three digs in season-opening victory over Virginia Tech.
2003 / Ohio University: Started all 33 matches for the Bobcats... led Ohio with .43 service aces per game ranking fourth in the MAC... third on the team in blocks per game with .81 and fourth with 2.50 kills per game... set career-highs with 17 kills against Sacramento State on Sept. 19, digs versus Miami on Oct. 1, assists with six at Eastern Michigan on Oct. 17, and a .778 hitting percentage against Ball State on Nov. 22... recorded a season-high six blocks at home against Bowling Green on Oct. 31.
September 23, 2003 / COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The Ohio University volleyball team received 12 votes in the latest AVCA/USA Today Poll. The votes give the Bobcats a listing of #31 in the country ahead of programs like Ohio State, Washington State and North Carolina.
"We are very excited about being recognized in front of some programs who have a lot of history with them," said coach Geoff Carlston. "It is great for the players and the program but our focus is still the next match and right now that is Marshall."
The #31 listing is the highest ever for Ohio as they moved up five spots from last week. The Bobcats have won seven in a row and are 9-3 on the year.
Ohio returns to action on Friday, Sept. 26, when they open up MAC play with a trip to Huntington, West Virginia and take on rival Marshall at 7 p.m.
September 14, 2003 — Junior setter Briana Adamovsky (Solon) and sophomore Julia Winkfield (Newark) were also named to the all-tournament team. Adamovsky earns her fourth career all-tournament honor after averaging 12.8 apg., including a season high 54 assists against Marquette. She also added 2.36 dpg., seven total blocks and four service aces.
Winkfield earns her first ever all-tournament honor. The middle blocker averaged 3.27 kpg., .272 hitting percentage and .90 bpg. Holiday Inn City Center Challenge All-Tournament Team
|Laura Hagerman||(Ohio) – MVP|
|Mary Lauren Smith||(Missouri)|
Julia Winkfield was named to the MAC All-Freshman team! Winkfield has started every match for the Bobcats in 2002. She joins Hageman (2000), Adamovsky (2001), and Katie Smith (2001) as the only Ohio MAC All-Freshman in the six years of the award. The 6-1 front row player has enjoyed extraordinary success in her first collegiate season, among the league leaders in blocks per game and hitting percentage. At present, she owns the fourth-highest single-season hitting percentage in the history of the program.
Prior to coming to Ohio University, Julia played with the New Wave Volleyball Club. She is a 2001 graduate of Newark High School, where she earned a total of 10 letters in volleyball, basketball and track and field for the Wildcats, finishing her senior Wildcat season with 285 kills. Julia made third-team all-Ohio and first-team all-Ohio Capital Conference, and was the team's Most Valuable Player as Newark advanced to the Ohio state semi-finals.
2002 / Ohio University: Started all 34 matches... selected to the MAC All-Freshman Team... stood fourth in the MAC in hitting percentage (.293), posting the fifth-best single-season mark in school history... posted career- and season-highs with 14 kills and eight assisted blocks on Sept. 14 against Houston at the Florida Invitational... totaled a career-best nine blocks (eight assisted) in the Nov. 9 win over Buffalo... set a new personal standard for hitting percentage (.688, 11-0-1) on Oct. 12 against Central Michigan... posted a hitting percentage of .300 or better nearly half of the time (16 contests) and nine times went over .400.