Florida State junior outside hitter Payton Caffrey has been named the 2018 ACC Volleyball Player of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Team.
Student-athletes from all over the country declared their commitments to play collegiate volleyball by signing national letters of intent during the first day of the NCAA signing period on Wednesday.
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.
Notre Dame continues to bring in talent from Mother McAuley High School with their latest commit from 2019 setter Nancy Kane.
Three players joined the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club on Week 9 as Auburn’s Brenna McIlroy, College of Charleston’s Devon Rachel and American’s Aleksandra Kazala each crossed the 1,000 digs mark.
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.
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).
After a slow start, Louisville went on to take a five-set win over Notre Dame to stay perfect in ACC play at 7-0.
Notre Dame’s Charley Niego has been named ACC Volleyball Player and Freshman of the Week, the first volleyball student-athlete to earn the distinction since at least 2010.