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.
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).
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 and Louisville remain at the top of ACC standings with 6-0 marks following week 6 of NCAA volleyball action. Miami, Duke, Syracuse, Clemson and Florida State also registered victories to close out the weekend.
It’s a 3-way tie atop ACC standings, as 8th-ranked Pittsburgh, Louisville and Syracuse are all off to 4-0 starts in league play heading into week 7 of the 2018 season. The Panthers are undefeated on the season (15-0), while Louisville is 11-4 and Syracuse is 8-4.
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.
Sherridan Atkinson put down 34 kills in two matches to lead Purdue to a 5-0 start to the 2018 season.