#ASunVB Readies for Big Weekend
Defending regular season champ FGCU faces a pair of Top 25 teams in No. 15 FSU and No. 23 Ohio State in Tallahassee this weekend.
Defending regular season champ FGCU faces a pair of Top 25 teams in No. 15 FSU and No. 23 Ohio State in Tallahassee this weekend.

Friday, September 06, 2013

MACON, Ga. - Four matches against teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and five tournaments hosted at A-Sun member venues are two items of note as the A-Sun volleyball season heads into the second weekend of play.

In matches against 2012 NCAA Tournament teams, ETSU faces Liberty and gets an NCAA first round rematch with No. 21 Kentucky in the Kentucky Classic in Lexington, while FGCU faces No. 15 Florida State and No. 23 Ohio State in the Seminole Invitational in Tallahassee.

Also as part of the A-Sun's blossoming relationship with ESPN, campus productions from Lipscomb and USC Upstate will be provided on ESPN3 on Friday, Sept. 6. The Spartans' match with Wofford will begin at 6:30 p.m. (EST), and the Lady Bisons' match with Samford will begin at 8:30 p.m (EST).

Atlantic Sun Volleyball Team Tables
Team Quick Facts #ASunWSoc Tweetables
Twitter: @ETSUVolleyball
Record: (2-2; 0-0)
Last Game: Furman (W, 3-0)

Coach: Lindsey Devine
Career Record: (143-143)
  • Next Game: Liberty (Sept. 6)
  • Megan Devine needs 288 kills to become A-Sun career leader
  • ETSU gets rematch with 2012 NCAA Tournament foe Kentucky

  • 2013 Kills Leader: Megan Devine (4.33/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Megan Devine (1459)
Twitter: @FGCUEagles
Record: (0-3; 0-0)
Last Game: IUPUI (L, 0-3)

Coach: Dave Nichols
Career Record: (361-166)
  • Next Game: No. 23 Ohio State (Sept. 7)
  • Three Eagles in Top 10 in A-Sun Statistics
  • FGCU faces tough test: Top 25s Ohio St., FSU

  • 2013 Season Leader in Kills: Kaitlin Holm (2.89/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Jill Hopper (720)
Twitter: @JUVolleyball
Record: (3-0; 0-0)
Last Game: SE Louisiana (W, 3-1)

Coach: Michelle Collier
Career Record: (13-24)
  • Next Game: Charleston Southern (Sept. 6)
  • First 3-0 start in 15 years for JU
  • Courtney 5th in A-Sun in career assists with 3651

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Sammie Strausbaugh (3.25/set)
  • Active Career Leading Scorer: Kylie Jacob (573)
Twitter: @KSUOwlsVB
Record: (1-2; 0-0)
Last Game: Radford (L, 1-3)

Coach: Keith Schunzel
Career Record: (1-2)
  • Next Game: at Ole Miss (Aug. 30th)
  • Marcinek only freshman in A-Sun's top 10 in kills
  • In 2012 Kennesaw upset SEC foe Miss. St.

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Kelly Marcinek (3.50/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Keyaira Stevenson (344)
Twitter: @LipscombVBall
Record: (1-2; 0-0)
Last Game: TCU (L, 1-3)

Coach: Brandon Rosenthal
Career Record: (175-135)
  • Next Game: vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 6)
  • Dobson (kills, 4.40), Dotson (assists, 12.20) A-Sun leaders
  • LU hasn't lost a home opener since 2005 (Tennessee, L 0-3)

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Jewell Dobson (4.40/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Lauren Ford (757)
Twitter: @MercerBears
Record: (1-4; 0-0)
Last: Troy (L, 2-3)

Coach: Damian Elder
Career Record: (12-22)
  • Next Game: at Auburn (Sept. 6)
  • Rochefort Defensive Player of Week (83 digs, 5.93/set)
  • Bears led the A-Sun in digs (17.64/set)

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Molly Locke (3.0/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Molly Locke (396)
Twitter: @OspreyVB
Record: (2-2; 0-0)
Last: Valparaiso (L, 0-3)

Coach: Steve Loeswick
Career Record: (24-14)
  • Next Game: vs. Florida Atlantic (Sept. 6)
  • UNF features eight newcomers out of 14 total on roster
  • Freshman Abby Fesl tied for sixth in assists in A-Sun (9.56/set)

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Anna Budinska (4.00/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Anna Budinska (575)
Twitter: @NKUNorseVBall
Record: (1-3; 0-0-0)
Last Game: Wright State (W, 3-1 )

Coach: Liz Hart
Career Record: (66-24)
  • Next Game: vs. Evansville (Sept. 7)
  • Norse ranked in top half of A-Sun in digs, blocks, hitting pct.
  • Freshman Taylor Snyder ranked in A-Sun top 10 in aces and assists

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Jenna Ruble (2.53/set)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Jenna Ruble (377)
Twitter: @UpstateSpartans
Record: (0-3; 0-0)
Last: Wright State (L, 0-3)

Coach: Jen Calloway
Career Record: (60-120 D-I; 295-253 overall)
  • Next Game: Wofford (Sept. 6)
  • Upstate is tied for fourth in digs (14.60/set)
  • Spartans 0-3 to begin season for first time in A-Sun history (2007)

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Emily Koelling (2.40)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Kayla McAvoy (345)
Twitter: @StetsonVB
Record: (1-3; 0-0)
Last Game: Idaho (L, 1-3)

Coach: Tim Loesch
Career Record: (137-166)
  • Next Game: Savannah State (Sept. 6)
  • Stetson 2-5 as tournament host under Tim Loesch in two seasons
  • Hatters ranked in top three teams in A-Sun in kills, assists and digs

  • 2013 Season Kills Leader: Kaley Melville (3.88)
  • Active Career Kills Leader: Kaley Melville (927)

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