Faucette #1
Height: 6-2
Class: Fr.-HS
Position: OH
Hometown: San Diego, CA (Westview HS)

· 2007 AVCA National Freshman of the Year                       · 2007 AVCA All-America First Team
· 2007 AVCA All-Central Region First Team             · 2007 All-Big 12 First Team
· 2007 Big 12 Freshman of the Year                                  · 2007 All-Big 12 Freshman Team
· 2007 Big 12 Preseason Freshman of the Year      
· 2007 Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational All-Tournament Team
· Big 12 Player of the Week (Sept. 17)                  · Big 12 Player of the Week (Oct. 22)
· Second-ranked national recruit by



  Season                GP-MP      K    K/G     E    TA    Pct     A   A/G    SA  SA/G    SE

  2007................  96-29    429   4.47   131   929   .321    19  0.20    21  0.22    57

  TOTAL...............  96-29    429   4.47   131   929   .321    19  0.20    21  0.22    57


  Season                 DIG   D/G    RE    BS    BA    TB   B/G    BE   BHE  Points Pts/G

  2007................   244  2.54    19    18    46    64  0.67    15     3   491.0  5.11

  TOTAL...............   244  2.54    19    18    46    64  0.67    15     3   491.0  5.11

· Started 30 of Texas 31 matches and appeared in 99 total games
· Ranked first on the team in total kills (445) and second in kills per game (4.49), tallying double-figure kill totals in 25 of her 30 matches
· Recorded a kill/dig double-double against No. 3 Penn State (8/24) in the first match of her collegiate career
· Anchored the Texas attack at the Time Warner Cable Texas Invitational, totaling a team-high 30 kills on .377 hitting for the tournament
· Hammered out a career-high 23 kills on .375 hitting to lead UT to a 3-1 victory over Pepperdine (9/7)
· Earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors Sept. 17 after posting 6.83 kills per game and hitting at a .437 clip against No. 1 Nebraska (10/20) and Missouri (10/24)
· Set a new career-high in hitting percentage at .583 and tied a career-high with 23 kills against Iowa State (9/19)
· Posted 18 kills on .412 hitting, adding two service aces and nine digs in an all-around effort against Colorado (9/28)
· Tallied a 20 kill, 11 dig double-double on .395 hitting against Texas A&M (10/3)
· Led the team with 22 kills on .432 hitting and also posted nine digs in a 3-0 win over Kansas (10/13)
· Posted her seventh double-double of the season against Baylor with 14 kills and 14 digs (11/17)
· Led Texas in kills with 19 and completed her eighth double-double with 11 digs against Kansas State (11/24)
· Recorded a career high 16 digs against LSU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament (12/1)
· Registered a team-high 16 kills on .406 hitting against Southern California in the NCAA Regional finals (12/8)

Teamed with fellow Longhorn Jennifer Doris to help lead the 2006 USA Women’s Junior National Team to a gold medal at the NORCECA Continental Women’s Junior Championships in Monterrey, Mexico ... was the second highest scorer on the USA Junior National team in the summer of 2006.

A 2007 Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 recruit ... was the second-ranked recruit nationally by and a 2007 All-American ... four-year starter at Westview High School, earning All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) honors her junior and senior seasons ... paced her Westview team to the 2006 CIF championship ... competed for Epic Volleyball Club with fellow Longhorn freshman Chelsey Klein ... led her Epic squad to a third-place finish at the 2006 Junior Olympics and a pair of first-place finishes at the 2007 Lone Star Classic and the 2007 Big South Tournament ... garnered Junior Olympic All-America honors in 2006 ... San Diego Union Tribune 2006 Player of the Year ... North County Times Hall of Champions inductee ... named to the Granite Hills High School All-Tournament Team in 2005-06 ... ran hurdles and competed in high jump her freshman and sophomore seasons at Westview.

Full name is Juliann Christine Faucette ... born November 25, 1989 ... daughter of Chuck Faucette of Dallas, Texas and Carolyn Ryba of San Diego, Calif. ... has four sisters, Jenna (20), Javoni (12), Tomilyn (11) and Jade (10) ... her father was a four-year starter at linebacker for the University of Maryland football team (1983-86), helping the Terrapins to three straight Atlantic Coast Conference championships (1983-85) ... he played two seasons with the San Diego Chargers (1987-89) before starting his coaching career, which included a stint as assistant strength & conditioning coach at Texas (1999) and his current six-year tenure at SMU ... her mother competed for the University of Maryland gymnastics team for two years ... is a liberal arts major.  1989…Hobbies include singing, dancing andacting…Favorite food is sushi and favorite book is Angels and Demons…Enjoys listening to R&B, particularly Alisha Keys…Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan…Was a gymnast for eight years before becoming a cheerleader and dancer in her teens…Started playing indoor volleyball in 2004 with Coast Volleyball Club.



Faucette and Paolini to represent USA Volleyball at Pan American Cup

Juliann Faucette

Juliann Faucette

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Texas sophomore outside hitter and senior middle blocker Lauren Paolini will be part of the youth movement in USA Volleyball as the U.S. Women's National Team showcases its future at the Pan American Cup, the 2008 season-opening event for Team USA, held May 30-June 7 in Mexicali and Tijuana, Mexico.

While the future will be displayed, some of the American players will also be evaluated for one of 12 roster spots at the 2008 Olympic Games. The future may be now for some of these athletes.

"We will use the Pan American Cup Tournament for evaluation," U.S. Women's National Team head coach 'Jenny' Lang Ping said. "For our veterans, we will decide later as they are not in their best physical condition to play in this event. Also, some of them came in really late from their professional teams."

Faucette, a San Diego, Calif., native was the 2007 AVCA National Freshman of the Year in her first season on the Forty Acres. The outside hitter paced the UT squad with a team-best 445 kills, while hitting at a .324 clip and averaging 4.49 kills and 2.51 digs per-game.

Paolini, an Ann Arbor, Mich., native garnered third-team AVCA All-America accolades in 2007 after enjoying a breakout season. The middle blocker led the UT club, hitting at a team-best .418 clip and headlining the team with 130 total blocks.

The roster includes outside hitters Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.), Faucette (San Diego, Calif.), Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) and Kristin Richards (Orem, Utah). Middle blockers for the tournament are Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Paolini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) and Tracy Stalls (Denver, Colo.). Lindsey Hunter (Papillion, Neb.) and Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.) will share setting duties. Heather Hughes (Fallbrook, Calif.) and Katie Olsovsky (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) are the opposites on the roster, while two-time Olympian Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas) will serve as the libero. U.S. Women's National Team Assistant Coach Tom Hogan will serve as the head coach for the squad and will be assisted by Gen Kawakita and Denise Corlett.


Faucette helps U.S. Volleyball blank Mexico at Pan American Cup (


Juliann Faucette

Juliann Faucette


U.S. Women Blank Host Mexico at Pan American Cup

by Bill Kauffman - USA Volleyball - June 3, 2008


Photo: NORCECA Team USA celebrates victory over Mexico on June 2 at the 2008 Pan American Cup

Bill Kauffman, Manager, Media Relations and Publications

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (updated June 3, 2008) – The U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team blanked host Mexico 25-18, 25-22, 25-14 Monday evening during the Pan American Cup’s fourth day of pool play at Mexicali, Mexico.

The U.S. (3-1), ranked fourth in the world by FIVB but using a young roster at the Pan American Cup, concludes pool play on Tuesday against Trinidad & Tobago at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Team USA is currently in second place in Pool A, percentage points behind Dominican Republic which lost to Argentina in four sets. Argentina also is 3-1 and is in third place, percentage points behind the leaders. Argentina faces Costa Rica on the final day of pool play, while Dominican Republic plays host Mexico. With the victory over Mexico, the U.S. has clinched at least a spot in the quarterfinal round and possibly a bye depending on Tuesday’s action.

The tournament field of 12 teams is broken into two pools of six teams. Pool play consists of five matches in five days. The winner of each pool advances directly to the semifinal round on June 6. The second- and third-place finishers in each pool will have crossover quarterfinal matches on June 5 to determine semifinal opponents for the pool winners.

Team USA used a key 6-0 run to widen a 16-14 lead in the first set en route to winning 25-18. Mexico erased nearly all of a 15-7 deficit in the second set as it came to within 19-18, but the U.S. held on for a 25-22 victory. The Americans never trailed in the third set and pulled away from a 4-3 advantage with an 11-2 run in close the match at 25-14.

Team USA started Lindsey Hunter (Papillion, Neb.) at setter, Cynthia Barboza (Long Beach, Calif.) and Kristin Richards (Orem, Utah) at outside hitter, Tracy Stalls (Denver) and Lauren Paolini (Ann Arbor, Mich.) at middle blocker, Heather Hughes (Fallbrook, Calif.) at opposite and Stacy Sykora (Burleson, Texas) at libero. Barboza and Hughes started all three sets, while Alexis Crimes (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) started the second and third sets. Angie McGinnis (Fraser, Mich.) subbed in the first set and started the third set. Alix Klineman (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) came off the bench in the second set and started the third set. Juliann Faucette (San Diego) subbed into the match in the second and third sets, while Katie Olsovsky (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) entered as a reserve in the opening set.

As part of the unofficial statistics, Richards led the U.S. with 12 points via 11 kills on 18 swings and a block. Stalls, Barboza and Klineman all contributed seven points in the victory. Klineman totaled her points with five kills on seven errorless swings to go with two blocks. Despite not playing the opening set, Crimes tallied a match-high four blocks to go with two kills for six points. McGinnis provided a block and ace, while Faucette rounded out the scoring with a kill on two attacks. Barboza handled 22 service reception with a 77 positive reception percent. Sykora was perfect on her seven receptions and held a 71 excellent percent mark.

Martha Revuelta paced Mexico with 13 points on 12 kills and a block. Migdalel Ruiz added seven kills and two blocks for nine points in the loss.

Team USA held an 11-7 advantage in blocks and both teams served three aces in the contest. The U.S. converted 44 percent of its swings into kills and had only 12 hitting miscues (seven blocked, five other errors) for a .286 attack efficiency.

The Pan American Cup will yield four berths into the 2009 World Grand Prix. The top three teams from NORCECA and the top South American team will advance to next year’s annual FIVB tournament.

Brazil has assured itself a spot in the Pan American Cup semifinals after defeating Peru in straights sets tonight. Brazil is 4-0 in Group B.

The United States is ranked fourth in the FIVB world ranking. However, Team USA is using a young team at the Pan American Cup to evaluate individuals for potential Olympic roster spots in 2008, as well for future teams in the next quadrennial beyond the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

Team USA used a 4-0 spurt with the score tied 6-all in the opening set to gain a 10-6 lead. Mexico bounced back to close to within one at 11-10 and eventually tied the set at 13-all. Richards and Hughes collected kills and Barboza capped 3-0 run with a block to lift the U.S. into a 16-13 lead at the second technical timeout. Stalls downed a kills, and following a double-switch to put McGinnis at the service line and Olsovsky on the front row, McGinnis sliced an ace for a point at 18-14. McGinnis maintained the serve until the U.S. led 21-14 as part of a 5-0 run. Team USA grabbed set point at 24-15 on a Stalls kill and two Mexico miscues. However, the host answered with three unanswered points before serving an error at 25-18.

Mexico led 4-3 early in the second set, but the U.S. caught fire as part of a 12-3 run that included four Barboza kills, three points for Richards (two kills and a block), an ace from Hughes and kills off attacks from Stalls and Crimes giving the Americans a 15-7 lead. Mexico inched to within five points at 16-11 with two blocks, then moved to within one point at 19-18. Klineman helped the U.S. regain composure with three quick points as part of a 4-1 spurt that gave the Americans a 24-20 lead. After Mexico saved set point twice, Hughes put down a kill at 25-22.

The U.S. jumped to a 3-0 lead in the third set, but Mexico climbed back in at 4-3. However, the Americans utilized an 11-2 run to take a commanding 15-5 lead as Klineman scored two kills, Crimes, McGinnis and Stalls each put up a block and Hughes canned an ace in the spurt. After a Mexico kills stopped the bleeding, the U.S. erupted for another five unanswered points with a kill and block from Klineman and a block from Crimes to put the score at 20-6. Mexico put together a modest 6-2 run to cut the deficit to 10 points at 22-12, but the U.S. traded points with the host the rest of the way with Faucette earning the final point at 25-14 on a kill.