Jessica Papell

Jessica Papell

Player Profile


Los Angeles, CA

High School:
Windward HS


Defensive Specialist/Outside Hitter



OREGON STATE: (2000) Played in all 32 matches, with time in 115 of 124 games... Posted a career-best 291 digs, to rank second on the team... Had 20 or more digs in four matches, the most on the team... Had a career-high 23 digs in two five-game matches, at Oregon and against Washington at home... Had 20 digs in a four-game win over Boise State, although she only played in three of those games, making her 20-dig total even more impressive... Also had 20 digs in a four-game win at Connecticut... Finished the year with 10 or more digs in 12 matches... Helped OSU pick up its first-ever win against UCLA by recording a team-best 16 digs against the No. 5 Bruins on Sept. 28 in Los Angeles... Was also one of the team’s top servers, ranking second on the squad with 25 aces... Had a streak of seven consecutive matches with at least one ace (spanning from Oct. 21 to Nov. 11)... Served three aces twice, at home against UCLA and Washington... Played primarily in the back row, although she did play in the front row in a couple matches... Had a career-high six kills against both Washington and Washington State at home... Also added a career-high two blocks in the match against WSU... Recorded her first collegiate double-double at California upon picking up 10 digs and 10 assists... Was named an honorable mention Pacific-10 All-Academic Team pick. (1999) Saw action in every match but one, playing 85 of 91 total games... Ranked second on the team with 186 digs (2.19 dpg)... Led or tied the team in digs in six matches... Led OSU with a then-career-high 16 digs against TCU in the second match of the year and later topped that with a team-high 17 digs in a match against Washington... In all, had double-figure digs six times... Served 16 aces to rank second on the team... Had a season-high three aces against Missouri and had two in two other matches... Had an ace in four straight matches from Sept. 11-17... Had two kills, with both coming in a match at UCLA. (1998) Played in 65 games as a defensive specialist... Finished the season with 89 digs, including a career-high 10 against Arizona State... Had two matches with nine digs, at UCLA and against Washington State... Served 12 aces on the season, including a career-high four at California... Also had two aces at Southern California... Had her only kill of the year in a win over Washington. (1997) Redshirted.

SOUTH BAY VOLLEYBALL CLUB: Played club ball for South Bay in Los Angeles… Coached by Larry Smoot.

WINDWARD HIGH SCHOOL: CIF Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995... Three-time first team all-conference pick... League Most Valuable Player in ’94 and ’95... Windward was CIF Southern Section champions in 1994... Team’s “Best Offensive Player” as a junior and senior... “Co-Athlete of the Year” in 1995 and the team’s co-captain her last two seasons.

PERSONAL: Born May 12, 1979 in Los Angeles... Daughter of Ron and Rhonda Papell... Majoring in sociology... Hobbies include other sports, movies and music... Nickname is Jess... Favorite thing about the volleyball team is that “we get along really well.”

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