Florida State junior outside hitter Payton Caffrey has been named the 2018 ACC Volleyball Player of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Team.
8th-ranked Pittsburgh, Miami, Notre Dame and Duke continued their upticks with ACC victories Saturday night. Clemson, Georgia Tech and RV Louisville also picked up wins to get back on track.
Pitt nailed down the top spot in the league at the midway point, edging past Louisville in four sets, while Syracuse, Florida State, Boston College and Miami also held home court.
Virginia Tech went the distance to hold home court against Wake Forest, while Florida State, Syracuse and Pitt also won at home. It took five sets for Louisville to get past Virginia and stay perfect with a road win.
Nebraska’s Melissa Foecke is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the senior CLASS award.
Syracuse, Boston College, Miami, Louisville and Florida State earned ACC victories on Sunday to join 9th-ranked Pittsburgh at the top of the conference leaderboard after week 1 action.
9th-ranked Pittsburgh cruised to an ACC victory at Virginia Tech in straight sets to remain undefeated on the season, while RV Louisville outlasted NC State in 4. A total of 6 sweeps occurred in Friday action with Florida State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Miami and Boston College emerging victorious.
9th-ranked Pittsburgh, one of 6 remaining undefeated Division I volleyball programs nationally, is viewed as the heavy favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship this year. VolleyMob and a vote of league coaches in the preseason were unanimous.
It wasn’t an easy road, but 12th-ranked Baylor battled its way to a UTSA Invitational Tournament team championship with a pair of wins in San Antonio, Texas. The Lady Bears outlasted the Roadrunners in 5 sets on Friday and Virginia Tech in straight sets on Saturday.