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Sept. 9, 1997

Volleyball Looks to Extend Streak

THIS WEEK... Florida State Looks To Extend Streak Against Georgia Southern, Florida Atlantic, & Georgia State

  • FSU vs. Georgia Southern - Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm - Tully Gym
  • FSU vs. Florida Atlantic - Friday, September 12 at 7:00 pm - Tully Gym
  • FSU vs. Georgia State - Saturday, September 13 at 12:30 pm - Tully Gym

FLORIDA STATE LADY SEMINOLES

  • Record: 6-0.
  • Conference: 0-0 in the ACC.
  • Current Streak: Won 6.
  • Series vs. Georgia Southern: The Lady Seminoles lead the series 1-0 with the only meeting coming in 1990.
  • Series vs. Florida Atlantic: Florida State leads 4-0. The Lady Seminoles swept FAU twice in Tallahassee at the start of last season.
  • Series vs. Georgia State: The Lady Seminoles lead the series 3-0. FSU last defeated Georgia State 3-0 in the Gator Invitational in 1992.

NOLE NOTES

Presberry Takes MVP In Home State
Junior outside hitter LaToya Presberry, a native of Detroit, Michigan, put out her best performance of the year to capture MVP honors in the All-Sport/Michigan Volleyball Challenge. Presberry blasted 42 kills, dug 41 balls on defense, and picked up 8 blocks at the net over the three matches.

FSU Rakes In ACC Weekly Honors
Following stellar performances over the weekend, Presberry and Kate Hemlepp captured ACC Player and Rookie of the Week honors. Hemlepp, in her first action as a Seminole, blasted 25 kills on a .422 hitting percentage during FSU's 3 weekend wins.

Arnold Still Sidelined
Laura Arnold will not play Wednesday and is not likely to play this weekend. Her injured ankle was x-rayed Monday and will be reevaluated Wednesday.

THE OPPONENTS

GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES

  • Record: 1-6 (2-30 in 1996).
  • Conference: Southern.
  • Coach: Eddie Matthews, 2nd year at Ga Southern.
  • Starters Returning/Lost: 3/3.
  • Standouts: OH Kelly Keegan (2.48 kpg, 1.96 dpg) and S Amy Flaherty (7.83 apg) lead the Eagles.

FLORIDA ATLANTIC OWLS

  • Record: 2-4 (15-15 in 1996).
  • Conference: Trans America Athletic.
  • Coach: Jody Brown, 3rd season at FAU.
  • Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.
  • Standouts: The Owls are led by OH Kim Pruitt (3.57 kpg) and Jeannine Lombard (2.57 kpg, 3.57 dpg).

GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS

  • Record: 5-1 (17-10 in 1996).
  • Conference: Trans America Athletic.
  • Coach: Sandi Stein, 5th season at GSU.
  • Starters Returning/Lost: 4/2.
  • Standouts: OH Samantha Walker (2.60 kpg, 3.15 bpg) and Tiki Anderson (0.91 bpg) lead the Panthers.

OPPONENT NOTES

  • The Lady Seminoles and the Owls of FAU have shared an odd out-fo-conference opponent already this season. FAU was defeated by Eastern Michigan 2 weeks ago in Orlando while Florida State swept EMU 3-0 last weekend in the Michigan Volleyball Challenge.
  • FAU and GSU are the first 2 of 4 Trans America Athletic Conference opponents for FSU this season.

HONORS & AWARDS
FLORIDA STATE CLASSIC, August 29-30, Tallahassee, FL
Susan Hawks, Most Valuable Player
Fiona Bolton, All Tournament Team
LaToya Presberry, All-Tournament Team

ALL-SPORT(R)/MICHIGAN CHALLENGE, September 5-6, Ann Arbor, MI
LaToya Presberry, Most Valuable Player
Fiona Bolton, All-Tournament Team
Kate Hemlepp, All-Tournament Team

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE, Week of September 1-7
LaToya Presberry, Player of the Week
Kate Hemlepp, Rookie of the Week

BY THE NUMBERS
FSU IN THE ACC, Individual

Florida State remained at the top of several team and individual statistical categories following the second weekend of action for ACC schools.

Hitting Percentage
3rd: Susan Hawks .388, 7th: Aisha Thornton .347, 9th: LaToya Presberry .326

Assists per Game
4th: Fiona Bolton 12.11

Kills per Game
5th: LaToya Presberry 4.05, 10th: Aisha Thornton 3.26

Blocks per Game
1st: Susan Hawks 1.89, 3rd: Aisha Thornton 1.42

FSU IN THE ACC, Team

Hitting Percentage
1st: Florida State .300

Kills per Game
1st: Clemson 17.00, 2nd: North Carolina 15.92, 3rd: Florida State 15.84

Service Aces per Game
1st: North Carolina 2.67, 2nd: Georgia Tech 2.57, 3rd: Florida State 2.05

Blocks per Game
1st: Florida State 3.37

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE STANDINGS Through Tuesday, September 9th

    School          Conf    Ovrll   Games
1   Florida State    0-0      6-0    18-1
2   Maryland         0-0      5-0    15-2
3   Clemson          0-0      5-0    15-3
4   N. Carolina      0-0      4-3   13-11
5   Virginia         0-0      4-4   17-14
6   Wake Forest      0-0      3-3   11-11
7   Georgia Tech     0-0      4-4   13-15
8   Duke             0-0      3-4   11-13
9   NC State         0-0      0-6    7-18

ACC schools will begin their conference schedule in two weeks. Florida State's first ACC match is against North Carolina in Chapel Hill on Friday, September 26th.

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