North Florida’s McPherson & DeBolt Win First Ever ASUN Beach Honors

  0 volleymob | April 18th, 2017 | ASUN Conference, College - Beach, News

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.

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