UNLV Volleyball concluded nonconference action with Saturday’s loss to Samford, opens Mountain West play next week.
UNLV Volleyball closes out stay in the Hoosier State with a match against Samford Saturday afternoon.
UNLV's Ashley Owens had a team-high nine kills and four blocks in Friday's match against the Hoosiers.
Mariena Hayden named to UNLV Challenge All-Tournament Team.
UNLV Volleyball defeats Weber State, 3-2, with help from five in double-digit kills.
UNLV Gametime segment on 8 News Now with Chris Maathuis and UNLV volleyball head coach Cindy Fredrick.
Cindy Fredrick was named the sixth head coach in Rebel volleyball history on Dec. 22, 2010, and she will begin her seventh season at UNLV in 2017. In fact, the 2017 campaign will be the 31st overall for Fredrick as a collegiate head coach, with 30 of those coming at the NCAA Division I level.
During her lengthy tenure on the sidelines, Fredrick has led three programs to the NCAA Tournament a total of 11 times to the tune of a 10-11 overall mark. She has made the postseason nine times with Washington State and once apiece at Weber State (1988) and UNLV (2016). Her 1996 and 2002 squads at Washington State advanced to the Elite Eight, while the 1997 edition reached the Sweet Sixteen.
In 1992, Fredrick led Washington State to a perfect 6-0 record - all via 3-0 scores - en route to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship title.
Since her arrival at UNLV, Fredrick has achieved numerous milestones; not only for her career, but also for the Rebel program. In 2016 alone, she won her 100th match at UNLV - a 3-1 win over Utah Valley on Sept. 16 - and later won No. 109 - a 3-0 victory over Air Force on Oct. 20 - that moved her ahead of Allison Keeley for the most wins in program history.
She also reached 500 wins twice, with her 500th-career triumph and 500th-NCAA Division I victory coming in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The former - a 3-0 win - came on the road against Utah State on Nov. 19, 2014, while the latter occurred in the 2015 season finale at home against Fresno State on Nov. 24.
Additionally, the three-time conference coach of the year has notched 20 or more wins 11 times - seven at Washington State, two at UNLV and two at Weber State.
In six years at the helm of the Rebel program, Fredrick has tallied a 114-71 overall record, which includes five straight winning seasons backed by a minimum of 16 wins in each of those.
In 2016, the Rebels earned an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament and they made the most of it with a 3-1 first-round win over then-No. 22 Utah. The season came to a close in a second-round loss at then-No. 10 BYU in Provo, Utah.
In all, the 2016 squad won 24 matches - a total that tied for the second-most in program history -- and finished third in the Mountain West (12-6). The year began with a perfect 11-0 record that concluded with a 12-2 nonconference mark and .857 winning percentage - all of which were program bests. The team's winning did not go unrecognized, as it received votes in seven straight AVCA Top-25 polls during the season as well as in the final poll of the year.
The 2014 campaign was a memorable one, too, as the team rewrote the program's single-season victory mark with 26 overall and 14 conference. By virtue of the Rebels' breaking second program marks and tying five more, Fredrick as named the Mountain West's Coach of the Year and five student-athletes were chosen to the All-MW Team.
Included in both of the record-breaking win totals was a triumph over then-No. 7 Colorado State -- the program's biggest win over a ranked opponent.
In her first season at UNLV, Fredrick went 14-17 and led her seventh-seeded squad to the championship match of the 2011 MW Championship. The Rebels racked up two quick victories - a 3-0 win over No. 2 San Diego State and a 3-1 triumph over No. 3 TCU - before they suffered a loss to Colorado State in the finale. Three Rebels - Westman, Candice Thomas and Stephanie Thelen - earned spots on the MW's All-Tournament team after the Scarlet & Gray's Cinderella run to the title match.
Following that inaugural year, Fredrick led the Scarlet & Gray to 18 and 16 wins in 2012 and '13, respectively.
She has coached a total of eight student-athletes to Mountain West All-Conference honors and one more - Kinsey Caldwell - to Freshman of the Year recognition in 2012. Bree Hammel (2014-16) was a three-time All-MW performer, while Madeline Westman (2011-12) and Alexis Patterson (2014 and 2016) have both been selected twice. Sekola Falemaka (2013), Allison Davis (2014), Daryn Glenn (2014) and Katlin Winters (2014: Honorable Mention) have also earned Conference accolades.
Moreover, Hammel was tabbed twice (2014 and 2016) as an AVCA All-Pacific South Honorable Mention performer.
She has mentored three All-Americans (Sarah Silvernail, Keri Killebrew and Stephanie Pake) and two conference players of the year (Silvernail/Pac-10 and Kim Benesh/Big Sky).
Prior to taking over the reins of the volleyball program, Fredrick spent one year (2010) as the head coach at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, following a stint as the assistant director of the Wartburg-Waverly Sports and Wellness Center.
Fredrick has been named the conference coach of the year on three different occasions. The first came in 1988 after she led Weber State to a Big Sky Conference championship en route to the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance and an overall record of 32-8. Then, in 1995, she took home Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors and also earned AVCA District VIII Coach of the Year recognition. She was the MW's 2014 Coach of the Year, as well.
A 1974 graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., Fredrick began coaching volleyball at Davenport Central High School that same year until 1982. She led the school to a state championship in 1981 with a perfect 33-0 record. She followed that up with a three-year stint as a head coach for the United States Volleyball Association Junior Development team in Eastern Iowa.
She broke into the collegiate coaching ranks in 1982 when she was hired as an assistant coach at Iowa. She helped guide the Hawkeyes to two third-place finishes in the Big Ten in 1983 and 1984.
Fredrick is married to Dr. Mashallah Farokhmanesh, who has been an assistant on her staff throughout her entire career. The couple has one son, Ali Farokhmanesh, who played basketball for Northern Iowa, including facing UNLV in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.