Oct. 26, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s volleyball team will take a 16-9, 4-6 ACC record into crucial weekend play against conference foes Virginia and Maryland this Friday and Sunday. The Lady Seminoles enter this weekend’s games following losses to the two teams earlier in the season. FSU dropped a five-game match to Maryland and a four-game match to Virginia in early September. The Tribe currently has a 21-20 combined record against the two teams, with the more dominant record coming over Virginia (14-7).
Leading the Lady Seminoles into action will be Norisha Campbell. The junior from Universal, Texas is currently leading the squad in hitting percentage with a .353 percentage. She has also tallied a team-leading 346 kills, 3.64 kills per game and 93 total blocks. Her impressive play this season has led her into the Seminoles’ record books, as she has made her second appearance on the top-10 hitting percentage list. Her percentage this season moves her into seventh-place all-time at FSU, which is bettered by her 1998 season-mark of .360. The percentage that she had in her freshman season came only through 11 matches. The middle hitter has seen considerably more action this season, playing in 25 matches.
Campbell will be joined at the net by the Seminoles’ capable senior, Jennifer Werrick. The Lakeland, Fla., native has notched 280 kills of her own this season, moving her into the record books as well. Werrick currently stands 10th on the all-time kills list at FSU with 1,198. Her 280 kills is second on the squad this season and she leads the 2000 squad with 2.58 digs per game and 222 total digs.
With dominance at the net comes an experienced and exciting setter. The Seminoles have one of each as sophomore Jamie Hibbard and freshman Jennifer Anderson have been splitting time at the setter position. The duo has collected a total of 1165 assists with Hibbard leading the two with 622 assists. Hibbard has notched a .256 hitting percentage with 34 kills while Anderson is hitting .284 with 36 kills and an impressive 26 block assists.
The Garnet and Gold will start things off in Tully Gymnasium at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27 when they host the Virginia Cavaliers. FSU will then play host to the Maryland Terrapins on Sunday, Oct. 29 for a 1:00 p.m. start.