Stetson Earns No. 1 Seed, Will Play Host to ASUN Tournament

  0 Wendy Mayer | April 16th, 2017 | ASUN Conference, College - Beach

The Atlantic Sun Conference beach volleyball tournament bracket is set with a familiar team atop the standings. The Stetson Hatters will be the No. 1 seed for the third straight year and will play host to the event at the Cooper Beach Volleyball Courts in DeLand, Florida, beginning on April 22.  

Ninth-ranked Stetson posted a 17-13 record, including a10-0 mark in ASUN play, setting a new school record for conference wins en route to its third straight league crown. The school’s No. 2 pair, Darby Dunn and Kristen Lind, also was 10-0 on the year in conference matches.

Mercer (14-10, 7-3 ASUN) earned the No. 2 seed. The Bears, which finished as the conference tournament runner-up to Stetson in 2015, posted school records for overall and league wins this season.

Florida Gulf Coast (13-6, 6-4) checks in as the No. 3 seed. The Eagles four conference losses came at the hands of top two seeds.

Defending tournament champion North Florida takes the No. 4 position after going 12-12 on the season, including 5-5 in league play.

Jacksonville (7-17, 2-8) earned the final spot in the bracket with a 3-2 win over Coastal Carolina on Saturday. The Dolphins enter the postseason on a two-match win streak after taking down the Chanticleers Friday and Saturday.

No. 4 seed North Florida will take on No. 5 seed Jacksonville to kick off the tournament. The winner of that match will face the top seeded Hatters. The Ospreys swept the regular season series with the Dolphins, winning 3-2 and 4-1.

On the other side of the bracket, No. 2 Mercer will play No. 3 seed Florida Gulf Coast. FGCU’s match with Mercer will mark the teams’ third in 2017. Mercer won both previous meetings 3-2.  

The winners of match two and three will then face off with the winner earning a bye as the remaining teams play their way through a loser’s bracket. The championship match will take place on Sunday, April 23.



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About Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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