FSU fell to the defending national champions, 3-2, on Saturday
No. 3 seed Florida State swept No. 6 seed ULM to open the National Championships.
FSU went 2-1 on Day 1 and faces No. 1 seed Pepperdine at 11 a.m. CT Saturday
The Seminoles' Stephanie and Nina Pellitteri win the Silver bracket, as Pardon and Wickstrom get second in the Gold bracket.
The Seminoles go 10-0 combined in two dual matches and send their seniors off on a high note.
Freshman Season (2012) Extremely talented defender...Compiled a 25-16 record playing at the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 courts...Paired with Mallory Kiley for much of the season, sporting a 16-12 mark, including a 7-1 record in dual matches and a 6-3 tally at the No. 4 spot...Also paired with Jace Pardon, Sarah Wickstrom and Visnja Djurdjevic, who she teamed with on Court 4 at the AVCA Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships...Went 5-0 on the season at Court 3...Tied for third with Kiley in the "Silver" pairs bracket at the FSU Sand Tournament (April 27-29)...Averaged 3.98 kills, 1.07 aces and 4.85 digs per set.
Before Florida State Was the first athlete ever to commit to a sand volleyball scholarship when she announced in February 2011 she would play for the Seminoles...Won 18U Dig the Beach Championship... Led Pompano Beach's indoor team to the Class 3A regional seminfinals in 2010...Was captain of her high school team, while earning all-county honors... While playing for Club Beach Dig, Pellitteri has boasted some enormous victories over the years...Her team finished in first place in Women's AAA Florida Beach volleyball on April 2, and also won the 18-under Open Division East Coach Beach Nationals in Fort Lauderdale on Aug. 8, 2010...Other events where she has led her team to victory include the 18-under USAV Florida Regional Championship, 18-under USAV Southern Open and both the 18-under and Women's AAA Miami Beach Championships...Pellitteri also became a Junior 18-under Regional and National Dig the Beach champion...She has been invited to several camps at the sand volleyball Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., which are invitation only.
Personal Major is sports management... Favorite movie is "Elf"... Favorite athlete and role model is Misty May... April 13th was named "Stephanie Pellitteri Day" in hometown... Enjoys the beach, photography and paddle boarding...Hopes to be playing pro beach volleyball in 10 years...Parents are Donna and Matt Pellitteri...Has two sisters, Nina and Brittany...Nina will join Stephanie on the FSU sand volleyball squad this season...Born October 24, 1992.