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2012 Volleyball Accomplishments
Courtesy: Seminoles.com
Release: 12/05/2012
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Dec. 5, 2012



Below is a list of the team's accomplishments as of December 4, 2012. More honors and accolades for individual performers could still come

• Earned the program's fourth ACC title, including the third in the last four seasons, with a 3-1 victory over Miami on Nov. 23

• Florida State's 2012 ACC championship marked back-to-back titles, the first time a team has accomplished the feat in the league since Maryland in 2003 and 2004

• Won the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 18-2 conference record for the second consecutive season. Florida State has now gone 36-4 in the ACC over the last two seasons, which is the fourth-best two-year record by any team in ACC history

• Defeated five AVCA Top 25 opponents in 2012, which ties the 2011 squad for the top mark in program history. The Seminoles defeated No. 10 Iowa State, No. 11 Florida, No. 15 Tennessee, No. 21 Ohio State and No. 23 Miami

• Finished 5-2 against AVCA Top 25 opponents in 2012

• Earned an NCAA Tournament bid for the fourth consecutive season, tying a school record. The other string of years where Florida State earned four straight NCAA Tournament berths was from 1987-90. The Seminoles had never been to the NCAA Championship four consecutive times as members of the ACC

• Under Head Coach Chris Poole, Florida State is now 9-4 in the NCAA postseason in four appearances

• Florida State earned a national seed for the third time in the last four seasons, hosting as a No. 9 national seed

• The Seminoles obliterated the school record for longest home win streak at 27 matches. Until falling to Purdue in five sets in the NCAA Second Round on Nov. 30, 2012, Florida State had not lost a match at Tully Gym since Nov. 26, 2010. The Seminoles remain undefeated in Tully Gym in regular season matches since the 2010 season

• Won 24 consecutive sets at home before falling in the second set to Miami on Nov. 23. Before that, Florida State did not lose a set at home since falling in the second set to Duke on Sept. 30

• Recorded seven consecutive 3-0 sweeps at Tully Gym from Oct. 5-Nov. 18. In that time span Florida State swept North Carolina, NC State, Florida, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Boston College

• Florida State has finished 18-0 in the month of October over the last two seasons

• For the second straight year in a row, Florida State enjoyed a 16-match win streak. This year's streak lasted from Sept. 14-Nov. 2 before falling at North Carolina in 3-1 fashion. The win streak is tied for the fourth-longest in program history, with number one being 21 straight wins by the 1981 team

• The Seminoles won 19 consecutive sets overall, starting with their five-set comeback at Georgia Tech on Oct. 19 and ending with their second-set loss at UNC on Nov. 3. It is the seventh longest in program history and the longest since the 1998 team won 23 straight sets. The program record is 35 consecutive sets won in 1981

• Florida State's senior class consisting of Duygu Duzceler, Sareea Freeman, Marija Milosavljevic and Fatma Yildirim combined to win 109 matches in their careers. The total is the highest ever for an FSU senior class that played all four years in the ACC, and is the seventh-most by a senior class in school history

• Through the regular season, Florida State finished 8-3 against the Top 50 RPI opponents in the nation. Those wins included Florida (12), North Carolina (14), Iowa State (18), Tennessee (21), Miami (22), Ohio State (25) and NC State twice (43)

• The Seminoles are expected to maintain their Top 25 AVCA ranking in the final poll due out Dec. 18. It would mark the first time in program history that Florida State was a Top 25 team from start to finish

• Assuming it will remain in the Top 25 in the final AVCA poll, Florida State will now have been in the Top 25 poll for 27 consecutive weeks. The previous longest streak in school history was by the 2009 and 2010 teams at 24 straight weeks.

• On Sept. 3, Florida State reached a record ranking at No. 6 in the AVCA poll following its 6-0 start

• Went 6-2 in televised/webcasted matches according to the league's TV partnership, defeating Georgia Tech, Clemson, Florida, NC State, Duke and Miami in front of regional and national audiences

• Won the Comcast Lady Vol Classic championship on Aug. 25, defeating Tennessee, Iowa State and Cincinnati in one of the toughest early-season tournaments of the season

• Defeated Georgia, FIU and Florida A&M to win the Florida State Invitational on Sept. 1

• Defeated Florida by a 3-0 score on Oct. 24 to snap a 21-match losing streak to the Gators. It marked the Seminoles' first win over their rival since Oct. 31, 1994

• Garnered the ACC Player of the Year in junior middle blocker Ashley Neff, who is the second Seminole to earn the conference honor.

• Had three student-athletes in Ashley Neff, Sareea Freeman and Fatma Yildirim named to the All-ACC Team

• Had three student-athletes in Ashley Neff, Sareea Freeman and Fatma Yildirim named to the AVCA All-East Region Team

• Senior middle blocker Sareea Freeman broke the program record for most ACC Player of the Week honors in a career with four. Freeman was honored three times this season

• A Seminole was named an ACC Player or Co-Player of the Week five times this year, marking a school record. Sareea Freeman earned the honor three times, while Ashley Neff and Fatma Yildirim earned the honor once apiece

Olivera Medic, Duygu Duzceler and Ashley Neff (MVP) were named to the Comcast Lady Vol Classic All-Tournament Team

Olivera Medic, Sareea Freeman and Fatma Yildirim were named to the Florida State Invitational All-Tournament Team

Fatma Yildirim and Katie Mosher were named to the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup All-Tournament Team

Duygu Duzceler finishes her career with 134 matches played, never missing a match or even a set. She fell just three matches short of being placed on the Top 10 list, which is filled with former student-athletes from the 1970s and 1980s

Duygu Duzceler finishes her career seventh in school history with 135 service aces. Her 2,915 career assists rank sixth in school history

Sareea Freeman's .356 career hitting percentage ranks third in school history. Her 393 total blocks are 10th on the school's career list, while her 341 block assists are sixth

Sareea Freeman's .438 hitting percentage in 2012 ranks second in school history

•Katie Mosher's 1,099 career digs are seventh in school history. With two years of eligibility left, Mosher is on track to break the all-time school record of 1,859 held by Summer Weissing

Katie Mosher's 495 digs in 2012 are the fifth-most in school history

Ashley Neff's 438 total blocks rank eighth in school history, while her 378 block assists are fifth

Ashley Neff's 184 total blocks in 2012 are the 10th-most in school history. Neff now has two spots in the single-season Top 10 in total blocks

Ashley Neff's .380 hitting percentage in 2012 ranks fifth on the school's single-season list

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