The No. 8 seed Penn State women’s volleyball team advanced to the third round of the 2018 NCAA Volleyball Tournament with a 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-16) sweep of the Orange of Syracuse on Saturday evening in Rec Hall.
Florida State junior outside hitter Payton Caffrey has been named the 2018 ACC Volleyball Player of the Year and headlines the All-ACC Team.
Nebraska outside hitter Mikaela Foecke, a 2 time NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Player, is one of 10 finalists for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award for volleyball.
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.
Following this week of action, 8th-ranked Pittsburgh and RV Louisville are share the ACC lead with 8-0 records at the halfway point. The Panthers are perfect on the season at 20-0, while the Cardinals are 15-4.
8th-ranked Pittsburgh, which remains perfect on the season with a 19-0 mark, and Louisville, which is receiving votes this week, are locked atop the ACC volleyball standings with 7-0 records. The Panthers swept past North Carolina, while the Cardinals topped Virginia Tech in straight sets Friday night.
Six of the seven home teams won in ACC play on Friday night with Virginia Tech upsetting Georgia Tech the lone exception. It took five sets, but Virginia held home court vs. Boston College.
Nebraska’s Melissa Foecke is one of 30 players who have been nominated for the senior CLASS award.
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.
Iowa extended its win streak to 6-straight matches, going 3-0 to claim the Cyclone Classic team title. The Hawkeyes enter the Big Ten slate with an 8-3 mark.