The league office announced this Tuesday that North Florida’s Shannon McPherson and Nicole DeBolt earned their first-ever ASUN Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week Honor after the duo’s 4-0 record helped North Florida secure a spot in the conference championship.
North Florida clinched its sixth appearance in the ASUN Beach Volleyball Championship with its 3-1 record this weekend. The Ospreys’ fifth pairing of McPherson and DeBolt went undefeated through UNF’s four matchups, sweeping Coastal Carolina in straight sets in both of their matches against the Chanticleers. The No. 5 seed also took four out of five sets played against the second ranked team in the ASUN, Mercer. McPherson and DeBolt are on an 11-match win streak and finished the season with a 6-4 record in conference play, tied with No. 1 pairing Katarina Raicevic and Courtney Miller for a team-best.
The Ospreys enter the 2017 ASUN Championship at the fourth seed, after sweeping cross-city rival Jacksonville, and splitting their series with Mercer and FGCU on the year. North Florida is searching for its second straight postseason title, and its fourth in program history.
ASUN Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week – Apr. 18th
Shannon McPherson | Senior | Jacksonville, Fla. | Chemistry
Nicole DeBolt | Sophomore | Ocala, Fla. | Health Science
– First Career ASUN Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week Award; second straight for North Florida
– Went undefeated over four matches this weekend
– Twice beat Coastal Carolina’s No. 5 pairing in straight sets
– Won four of five sets played against Merser’s fifth seed
– Currently on an 11-match win streak and finishes the season 6-4 in ASUN play
– Was a vital part of North Florida going 3-1 in its final week of regular season action, securing a spot in the ASUN Championship for a sixth straight year
Other Nominees: Jizzyan Gesualdo/Hanna McMahon, Jacksonville; Emily Carroll/Kaylee Anderson, Stetson.
|Date||ASUN Pair of the Week|
|Mar. 7||Kristin Lind/Darby Dunn, Stetson|
|Mar. 14||Tori Penrod/Emily Krogman, Mercer|
|Mar. 21||Kaylee Anderson/Emily Carroll, Stetson|
|Mar. 28||Kristin Lind/Darby Dunn, Stetson|
|Apr. 4th||Kristin Lind/Darby Dunn, Stetson|
|Apr. 11th||Katarina Raicevic/Courtney Miller, North Florida|
|Apr. 18th||Shannon McPherson/Nicole DeBolt, North Florida|
News courtesy of ASUN.