Beach Volleyball - Archives May 2017
After coming off a 32-3 season and a national runner-up finish, the Seminoles had high hopes for the 2017 season. Florida State finished off another impressive season under second year head coach Brooke Niles. The Noles went 29-9 and finished with their second straight CCSA Conference Championship, along with a fourth place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Florida State beach volleyball graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman were recognized as Beach Volleyball All-Americans on Thursday as announced by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA).
Florida State beach volleyball graduate senior Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman advanced to the quarterfinals of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championship at the Hermosa Beach courts on Friday, wrapping up an outstanding 2017 season for the Seminoles.
After day one of the USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championship in Hermosa Beach, Calif. the Florida State pairs of graduate senior Leigh Andrew and Sophomore Brooke Kuhlman along with juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire both finished 1-1 during pool play.
After upsetting second-seeded UCLA, 3-1, on Saturday morning, Florida State's thrilling comeback attempt came up just short against fifth-seeded Hawaii. The Seminoles narrowly finished fourth at the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship.
Fourth-seeded Florida State began the quest for its first national title on Friday by rebounding from an early loss to take down South Carolina, 3-0, on day one of the 2017 NCAA Beach Volleyball Championship. The Noles lost their first match of the day to fifth-seeded Hawaii, 3-1, before regrouping to defeat the eighth-seeded Gamecocks to move on to day two of the double-elimination national championship tournament.
Florida State's quest for its first national title in the NCAA's newest championship sport will get underway on Friday at 10 a.m. CT in Gulf Shores, Ala. as the fourth-seeded Seminoles battle the fifth-seeded Rainbow Wahine.
Florida State's No. 1 duo of graduate transfer Leigh Andrew and sophomore Brooke Kuhlman and No. 2 pair of juniors Victoria Paranagua and Vanessa Freire were selected to compete at the 2017 USA Volleyball Collegiate Beach Championship being held in Hermosa Beach from May 11-13.
Undefeated on the sand and best friends off it, Vanessa Freire and Tory Paranagua have found a way to win for the Seminoles.