ROB PATRICK ON GOLDMAN: "Chloe has been a rock for us at the libero position and the focal point of our defense for the last three years. She has tons of experience and did all the right things this offseason to put herself in position to have the best season of her career. She always has been a great defensive player, so she has really concentrated on improving her serve receive and ball control. Chloe is an extremely physical player and brings a lot of energy to the court with her every day. It's not something that you can really quantify, but her vocal leadership has helped, and will continue to help, our team to be successful."
2008 (JUNIOR): Needs just 288 more digs to move into the top position on UT's alltime career digs list...Is currently ranked fifth on the chart behind Julie Knytych (1,265), Stephanie Ehlers (1,312), Amy Morris (1,338) and Kristy Dobson (1,474)... Was named to the 2008 AVCA All-South Region Honorable Mention Team...Started at libero in 31 of UT's 32 matches during her junior campaign...Reached doubledigits in digs in all but three matches in which she played...Took over the top spot on the UT digs per set career chart with an average of 4.21 per set, surpassing former Lady Vol Amy Morris' average of 4.01... Holds three of the top four single-match dig marks in school history, including a 36-dig performance against Dayton at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic on Sept. 14... Opened SEC play strong with 18 digs in a three-set sweep over Mississippi State and 25 digs versus Alabama...Continued her solid play with 17 digs at LSU and 20 in just three sets at Georgia...Added totals of 18 and 13 digs against Kentucky and Auburn on Oct. 1 and 3, respectively...Posted 22 digs in a four-set victory over Louisville on Oct. 8...Saw her streak of matches with doubledigit digs reach 12 consecutive contests with 10 at South Carolina and 11 versus No. 9 Florida before it was snapped at ETSU, where she had five digs in two sets...Picked up the pace once again the next weekend with totals of 14 and 18 digs against Ole Miss and Arkansas, respectively...Scooped up 17 digs at Alabama on Oct. 24 before tallying 13 in a 3-0 sweep at Mississippi State two days later...Led UT to sweeps over Georgia and LSU at home on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, respectively, with 18 digs against the Bulldogs and 13 versus the Tigers... Followed up those performances with 25 digs in three sets at Arkansas and 15 in a 3-0 sweep at Ole Miss...Posted 14 digs in a loss to No. 12 Florida on Nov. 14 before recording 24 digs, five assists, three aces and a kill in a five-set victory over South Carolina two days later...After tying her second-lowest dig output of the season with five scoops at Auburn on Nov. 23, Goldman responded with 22 digs in UT's five-set triumph over No. 17 Kentucky just five days later...Finished off the season with an outstanding 27-dig effort in the Lady Vols' loss to Clemson in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Dec. 5...Earned a spot on the 2009 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll following the conclusion of the season.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Started at libero in all 29 of Tennessee's matches in 2007... Led UT in the dig category in all but three matches during her sophomore campaign, missing out in the initial contest against No. 1 Nebraska, at Alabama on Oct. 21 and against Kentucky on Nov. 14...Had eight digs in the Lady Vols' loss to the top-ranked Huskers at the AVCA Showcase in Omaha, Neb....Posted a then-career-high 23 digs and two assists against No. 21 Utah the following day...Named to the Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team after collecting 35 digs over three matches...Put together a pair of extremely strong performances at the State Farm Illini Classic, Sept. 7-8... Recorded 19 digs in UT's loss to Creighton before setting a then-personal-best with 27 digs versus Marquette the next afternoon... Continued her steady play in the opening weekend of SEC action, registering 16 digs versus Alabama and 26 in a 3-1 triumph over Mississippi State, before setting a new personal best with 28 digs at Georgia on Sept. 23...Recorded team-best dig totals with 19 and 27 against Kentucky and Arkansas, respectively...Led UT to victory over No. 18 LSU with 37 digs...That effort marked the second-highest single-match total in Lady Vol history and the highest mark by any SEC player up to that point of the season... Followed that up with 23 digs against Ole Miss before posting an impressive 25 digs on the road at both Louisville and Mississippi State...Tallied the school record for digs in a three-game match with 31 in UT's sweep over Georgia on Oct. 26... Finished just two digs off the single-match school record with 40 at Ole Miss on Nov. 2... Added 21 in just three games two days later at LSU...Took over the top spot on the UT single-season digs chart while the team was in Baton Rouge, La., moving her season total to an astounding 510 digs...Was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 5) for those two performances...Continued to add to her record total with 18 digs against No. 8 Florida and a 31-dig performance in a five-game victory over South Carolina on Nov. 11...Surpassed the 30-dig mark once more with 35 at Arkansas on Nov. 16... Closed out the 2007 campaign on a strong note with a team-high 21 digs against Notre Dame...Goldman finished the SEC season ranked second with 5.57 digs per game and first in conference-only matches with a 5.73 average...Smashed the UT single-season digs total, surpassing previous leader Amy Morris' 2005 total of 506 with an astonishing 628 digs of her own...Moved into second in the Lady Vol record books in the career digs per game category with an average of 3.98 per game.
2006 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 19 matches during her rookie season, primarily as a defensive and serving specialist... Collected a then career-high five digs vs. Miami (Ohio) at the Comcast Lady Vol Classic...Assumed a much larger role for the Lady Vols toward the end of the year, notching over half of her season dig total in the final three matches...Added eight digs against Auburn on Nov. 19, just two days after posting a career-high 13 versus No. 7 Florida...Totaled seven digs versus Duke in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
HIGH SCHOOL: Was chosen as the Most Valuable Player of both the Tri County Athletic League (TCAL) and Monterey County, Calif., following her senior year... Also was selected to the Central Coast Section (CCS) third team for her efforts during the 2005 campaign...Was first-team all-league and all-county in 2004 while leading her squad to a CCS DI title with a 29-6 record...Goldman was second-team in both categories in 2003 during Salinas' 21-6 march to a TCAL title...Spent two of her three years on varsity as the team captain... Participated with the local city beach volleyball club.
PERSONAL: Is majoring in communication studies...Proved equally adept in the classroom at Salinas High School as a three-year member of the Principal's Honor Roll...Also served as the vice president of the French Club...Chose Tennessee due to the beauty of the campus as well as the emphasis placed on both athletics and academics...Has one sister, Shelby, 19... Chloe Danielle Goldman, the daughter of Greg and Christine Goldman, was born on July 24, 1988, in Monterey, Calif.
|Kills||2 vs. Houston (8/30/08)|
|Attacks||3 at Louisville (10/16/07)|
|Hitting Pct. (min. 3 kills)||N/A|
|Assists||7 at Arkansas (11/16/07)|
|Aces||3 (two times), most recently vs. South Carolina (11/16/08)|
|Block Assists||1 vs. Virginia (8/25/06)|
|Total Blocks||1 vs. Virginia (8/25/06)|
|Digs||40 at Ole Miss (11/2/07)|
|2008 SEASON HIGHS|
|Kills||2 vs. Houston (8/30)|
|Attacks||2 (four times), most recently at Auburn (11/23)|
|Hitting Pct. (min. 3 kills)||N/A|
|Assists||5 (six times), most recently at Kentucky (11/28)|
|Aces||3 (two times), most recently vs. South Carolina (11/16)|
|Digs||36 vs. Dayton (9/14)|