Florida State junior outside hitter Payton Caffrey has been named the 2018 ACC Volleyball Player of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Team.
For the second consecutive season, the Pitt volleyball team (27-1, 15-1 ACC) clinched at least a share of the ACC Championship with a 3-1 win at Florida State (17-9, 13-3 ACC) Friday night at Tully Gym.
Pitt’s Kayla Lund has been named ACC Volleyball Player of the Week, and Syracuse’s Polina Shemanova has been selected as the Freshman of the Week.
The top of the standings remains in tact with Pittsburgh on top at 11-1 and Louisville and Florida State right behind at 10-2, but Sunday saw surprise results with both the Panthers and Cardinals falling.
Entering Week 10, there were two undefeated teams left in Division I: BYU out of the West Coast Conference and…
No. 5 Pitt volleyball (22-0, 10-0 ACC) will begin a stretch of four road matches with a contest at Wake Forest (8-14, 3-7 ACC) on Friday.
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.
Pitt continued its historic season, extending its win streak to 22 matches, while posting its best ever ACC start (10-0) with a four-set win over co-league leader Louisville on Sunday.
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.
Pittsburgh stayed perfect on the year and in ACC play with a quick sweep of Notre Dame on Friday behind double-digit kill tallies by Nika Markovic (16), Layne Van Buskirk (14) and Kayla Lund (10).