Cardinals Land Setter Transfer From TCU

first_imgShe comes by her athleticism naturally as she is the daughter of Trent Dilfer, who played football at Fresno State and in the NFL for 14 years. Her mother, Cassandra, swam at Fresno State and her sister, Madeleine, played indoor volleyball at Notre Dame and Pepperdine and finished career on the beach volleyball team at Pepperdine.Print Friendly Version “We are very excited to add Tori to our 2019 team,” said Busboom Kelly. “She brings a wealth of experience at the setter position and is a proven competitor.  Not only is Tori a talented athlete, but she is a great student and person of high character.”  LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tori Dilfer, a 5-10 setter, has transferred to the University of Louisville volleyball team according to Dani Busboom Kelly, UofL head coach.  She played in all 27 matches and all 102 sets during the 2018 season, led the team with 1,134 assists and 11.12 assists per set and scored 10 double-doubles on the year.  She scored 40+ assists in 17 matches and 50+ assists in seven matches. She dished out a career-high 57 assists in the four-set victory over Louisiana and her 11.12 assists per set ranked No. 5 all-time in the individual single season records at TCU. She scored six service aces against Cincinnati which was a career-high is tied for sixth all-time in program history in individual match records. She finished with a career-high 5.0 total blocks in the four-set victory over SMU and led the team all season with 41 service aces and 0.40 aces per set which ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 43 nationally in aces per set. She led the team in service aces and scored at least four service aces in four matches. Her average of  0.40 aces per set is tied for No. 7 all-time in the individual single season records and her earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Second Team. She was also named to the all-tournament team at the Cowtown Classic and Fight in the Fort and picked up TCU Athlete of the Week honors. A strong student, she was named to the Academic All-Big 12 First Team. As a freshman, she played in 11 matches and 36 sets and finished third on the team with 161 assists and 4.47 assists per set. She recorded a season-high 22 assists twice, against Kansas and at North Texas and picked up a season-high eight digs against Kansas State.center_img Story Links She arrived at TCU as a four year letterwinner in volleyball at Valley Christian High School and one year letterwinner in track and field. She was a 2017 Senior Ace “150” and was named MVP of the volleyball team at Valley Christian her senior season. She finished her four-year career with 2,495 assists, 870 digs and 223 kills and was named 2016-17 Valley Christian High School Athlete of the Year. In 2016, she earned All-State Division 2 Team honors and was a Medium Schools All-American Second Team and a 2016 All-CCS First Team. In 2015 she was All-WCAL First Team, and All-CCS Second Team and made All-WCAL Second Team in 2014. Dilfer, who played her first two seasons at TCU, is from San Jose, Calif., and played her prep career at Valley Christian, will have two full seasons of eligibility remaining. last_img

EL: Roma robbed by ref howler

first_imgNicolò Zaniolo’s first half header should’ve given Roma victory, but a stoppage-time penalty for non-existent handball gifted Borussia Monchengladbach a point. Follow all the action as it happens and give your views on the LIVEBLOG. Both teams were struggling with an injury crisis, so had to revamp their line-ups. Gianluca Mancini was moved into a new midfield role, as Davide Santon, Lorenzo Pellegrini, Bryan Cristante, Nikola Kalinic, Amadou Diawara, Davide Zappacosta, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Cengiz Under were out of action, with Alessandro Florenzi only fit for the bench. Gladbach were top of the Bundesliga, but struggling in the Europa League so far. Alassane Plea, Tobias Sippel, Tobias Strobl, Matthias Ginter, Torben Musel, Raffael, Ibrahima Traore, Keanan Bennetts and Fabian Johnson didn’t make the trip. Edin Dzeko – playing with a protective mask after fracturing his cheekbone – threaded through for Justin Kluivert, whose finish was deflected wide in the opening minutes under torrential rain. However, Ramy Bensebaini went even closer, as he was unmarked to redirect a free kick from six yards on to the underside of the crossbar. Moments later, Breel Embolo skimmed the far post with an angled drive, while Marcus Thuram – son of ex-Parma and Juventus defender Lilian – drilled wide. After a period under siege, Roma started to emerge from their shell and Javier Pastore’s effort was deflected for a corner after his cheeky back-heel nutmeg at the by-line. Patrick Herrmann turned his marker to fire over from a tight angle, but Roma broke through from a corner earned by Dzeko. Nicolò Zaniolo peeled away from marker Stefan Lainer to get a free header from six yards and give the hosts the lead. Dzeko had the ball in the back of the net moments later on the counter from a poor German corner, but Jordan Veretout’s through ball was a little late and the offside flag went up. Kluivert wasted a promising opportunity, then Dzeko and Jordan Veretout attempts were deflected. The rain intensified in the second half, making it difficult for both teams. Yann Sommer rushed off his line for a decisive save on Kluivert after the offside trap failed and Pau Lopez smothered a Lars Stindl snapshot. Chris Smalling’s diving header from a Veretout free kick whistled wide and Dzeko’s strike was charged down from a Diego Perotti through ball. Substitute Florenzi should’ve made it 2-0 in the final minute when sent clear by Dzeko, but drilled wide with only the goalkeeper to beat. Moments later, Borussia Monchengladbach threatened at the other end, but couldn’t keep the ball down as he slid on to a cross at the back post. There was huge controversy in stoppages, as Scottish referee Willie Collum awarded a penalty to the visitors for handball. However, replays clearly show it struck Smalling square in the chin. There is no VAR in the Europa League and the decision could not be overturned, so Stindl stepped up and converted with only 30 seconds to go. Roma 1-1 Borussia Monchengladbach Zaniolo 32 (R), Stindl pen 95 (B) Roma: Pau Lopez; Spinazzola, Fazio, Smalling, Kolarov; Mancini, Veretout; Zaniolo (Antonucci 77), Pastore (Perotti 62), Kluivert (Florenzi 84); Dzeko Borussia Monchengladbach: Sommer; Lainer, Elvedi, Jantsche, Bensebaini; Herrmann (Hofmann 62), Kramer (Benes 77), Zakaria, Neuhaus; Thuram, Embolo (Stindl 77) Ref: Collum (SCO) Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: